In Vietnam, I enabled my own promotion to Specialist 5th Class,
By writing my own recommendation for promotion so very fast.
As I was interested in benefits like the NCO club shows and food.
But I also created more responsibility and duty, spoiling my mood. Continue reading
Veterans Honor Day
A while back my granddaughter Sarah did then request,
That I come to a school meeting to honor the very best,
Veterans that were relatives of the Lynn Wood students,
And I told her I would be there on that day to attend. Continue reading
Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ)
In Vietnam on Artillery Hill, was a BOQ about in the center.
That dealt me much misery on my Vietnam venture.
I really hated that BOQ on my stay on that big Hill,
As it seemed like I was a slave working at the BOQ’s will. Continue reading
The Air Section Desk
The Air Section on Artillery Hill had a front desk there,
Sometimes we had to work the desk sitting with care,
To greet any dignitaries that did fly in from the air.
Here’s my experiences working the desk in that lair. Continue reading
Mama-san Han Pham
The day I arrived on Artillery Hill in Vietnam near Pleiku,
I was boldly approached by a Vietnamese lady in blue.
She said some things I could hardly understand then,
But I got that her name was Han Pham as she came in. Continue reading
New Air Section Truck,
While over there in Vietnam doing our duty with care,
Our pilots had to wait in line at 604th TC to fuel up there.
Our Air section CO had petitioned for a JP4 fuel truck,
So we could haul our own JP4 jet fuel with any luck. Continue reading
A Soldier’s Poem
I had just arrived on Artillery Hill feeling a little up tight,
It was Vietnamese New Year and the VC were ready to fight,
Tet came in the Spring of their year, usually in January,
And we were expecting attacks everywhere, as customary. Continue reading
Letters To Home
While in Vietnam, I wrote a lot of letters to Mom and Dad,
To keep them informed on their handsome young lad.
My Mom saved each letter and filed them in a book,
So later in life her son could again take another look. Continue reading
Vietnam Slides Too
I drove through Pleiku twice each day to get parts.
For the OH-58A Helicopter needed for reliable starts.
One day I took my camera and took pictures on the way,
A few of them are below with a few words I did say. Continue reading
I found some old Vietnam slides I took while there,
All were taken in 1970 with a 1/2 frame camera so bare.
I thought that I might discuss them as with you I share,
Some of the things I saw over there to make you stare. Continue reading