Didn't realize there was a VN Veterans Day....I always gnash my teeth on 29 April....fall of Saigon 1975, overthrow of Da'ud Khan in Kabul in 1978. - crappy day!!
It's hard to believe I shipped out to Vietnam in July 1966.... 55 years ago. 55 years. Had someone mentioned 55 years in the past back in 1966 he'd be talking pre-WWI - (Reilly' was still in existence). But it was the best of times, worst of times...we tried...the leadership failed; that's life and it's history.
Jack and I at Kontum B-24 Memorial Day 1968. I was at MACV-SOG FOB-2 at the time - he was at Dak Pek (A-242) having just moved from Ben Het (A-244) (note the Jeh tribe necklace). (note Jack in the type 1 jungle fatigue - no rip-stop, epaulets, exposed buttons and me in type 2 jungle fatigues, rip-stop, epaulets, no exposed buttons).