David Ross – Medic 1st Infantry Division Dian December 1965

David Ross – Medic 1st Infantry Division Dian December 1965

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David Ross – Medic 1 st Infantry Division Dian December 1965-July 1967 Welcome To the War, Boys (3) - 40 new guys, joking, grab-ass; no one “straighten up” - didn’t touch down just dropped bags, bag brok human body - nobody saying anything, people shaking, people puking, praying The New-Life Hamlet (38) - told not to bad-mounth Ho Chi Minh, thought he was George Washington, sticky end - search and clear, old lady and family relocated Dominoes 222 - into Vietnamization, massive use of air power & Igloo White, electronic-battlefield concept - overwhelming emotions - David Ross – Medic 1 st Infantry Division Dian December 1965-July 1967 Welcome To the War, Boys (3) - 40 new guys, joking, grab-ass; no one “straighten up” - didn’t touch down just dropped bags, bag brok human body - nobody saying anything, people shaking, people puking, praying The New-Life Hamlet (38) - told not to bad-mounth Ho Chi Minh, thought he was George Washington, sticky end - search and clear, old lady and family relocated
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Unformatted text preview: -beautiful village Dominoes 222-into Vietnamization, massive use of air power & Igloo White, electronic-battlefield concept-overwhelming emotions Thomas Bird Ia Drang (31)-helicopter man transferred tp artillery-beautiful place, looked like it was in the movies-youre crazy-pile of boots-pivitol when he starts getting fired on, gets scared-soldiers yelling shoot me kill me-what good is a chopper if they cant help-new guy come I and wil ljsut be green-started hating ARVNs and Vietnamese-Jonathan Polansky Lang Co Village (51)-peaceful village, beautiful beautiful-falls in love, teaches children at school w/ JJ-felt like Peace corps-3 months Ashau, completely pulled out-destroyed, every living thing A Notion of Honor (133)-remembered being in Oakland in the overseas camp waiting to go-Johnson halted bombing Nov 1968-Maybe we wont have to got: God, what pipe dreams Underground City (168)...
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