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Old 05-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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How many Nam vets

The question was asked about Woodstock but how many got to Viet Nam?
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I was in the Army a few miles from Woodstock at the time...and that was as close as I ever got to 'Nam..just the way I planned it.
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The draft ended when I turned 18
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I was never in-country, but I flew over it a few times.

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Forgot to mention I was a weapons troop at Da Nang 70 -71 loading bombs and all the other weapons the F4 carried. USAF.
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Not me, but my dad was in the Australian Army and served in Vietnam in 1967-68.
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Danang, 1966-1967.
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1970-71 Navy courier, In and out of DaNang several times as well as the carriers on Yankee station off the coast of VN.

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First trip was on the USS Mansfield, DD728, an old WW2 destroyer. Mostly lots of 5" gun support and some coastal interdiction. I got to be on the starboard .50 and was shocked, shocked i tell you, by how much of my skinny tall self was not behind any sort of shield. Joined the sonar gang, being as the NV navy was not renowned for it's submarine force. After coming back to the states and going through training I went back on board CGN-9 USS Long Beach. That nuke cruiser spent most of it's time off Hanoi directing air strikes. We were not loved up north. I am very glad to have spent 4 on the water rather than 1 in the jungle.
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1962 for one day. Uncle Sam was transiting out family from Indonesia to Taiwan and the plane stopped in Saigon. We got off the plane, hoping that there would be good French food at the airport but all we got were greasy hamburgers.
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14th Medical Detachment-67th Evac. Pleiku. Then to one of the MANY Drug Treatment Centers in Long Bihn. Worked there- not as a "guest". By the time I got there in 72' No ground troopsleft,so we did alot of "missionary" work at Pat Smiths Hospital in Kontum.Al
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70-71, 1st Cav. 11 Bravo MOS. also airborne and ranger qualified.
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Not sure if it counts but I volunteered for 'Nam while in the Air Force, because I needed a fast remote in order to qualify for my next assignment. Got sent to some foresaken remote part of southwest Asia instead.
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Not sure if it counts but I volunteered for 'Nam while in the Air Force, because I needed a fast remote in order to qualify for my next assignment. Got sent to some foresaken remote part of southwest Asia instead.
That was probably Cambodia -- shhhhh.
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My draft lottery number was 175.
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That was probably Cambodia -- shhhhh.
I can neither confirm nor deny that unless I kill you ;-)
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