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This is a message especially for John C. Williams whom I just applied to be a friend with and an explanation of the three paragraphs in the previous comment. These were descriptions of three photographs I thought I attached of me 10 days before I was to be discharged, a monsoon sky at the time and my first heavy fire fight aafter being ambushed the next day. They can be seen in "Photos" on the CavLand Home Page. Perhaps others will have answers to some of my questions. Thanks. Allons.
undefinedundefinedundefined Me, SP5 Rinehart just before I was to be shipped out as a Field Medic by Chinook from somewhere about 4 hours North of Bien Hoa, I think we were attached to the 1st Cav by then, and straight into heavy combat the next day 10 days before I was to go home circa 21 August 1969. I was wounded on the 3rd day(the 24th and discharged on the 29th in Oakland a complete Zombie. I was drafted 6 December 1966 and had, at Fort Leonard Wood Basic Training, signed on for an extra year as an Operating Room Technician, because the Army said it would guarantee that I would not be in combat. I took this self portrait, because I was afraid it would be the last I ever took of myself. I knew I would be killed. The next "Monsoon Sky" was taken from the back of the 3/4 Ton I was standing in while I was waiting to be airlifted by Chinook to a NDP. I think you could consider it auspicious. The third entry today is the first heavy combat. It was my last in Viet Nam. I was then too busy attending to the dead and wounded.
Premonition. The day before my first Heavy Combat on 22 August 1969
It was Rough. Still trying to find out where it was(poss Quan Loi Binh Long Province), which Troop or Company it was(possibly Troop B), the name of the one Trooper who died instantaneously(possibly Peter Alan Kidd Armor Crewman(Loader), the only Blackhorse Tanker to be killed that day: 22 August 1969 when I took this picture as we were ambushed and the wounded loader on my M48A Tank and the name of my Platoon Leader whose tank the Medic(Me) rode on(possibly Postlethwait from Kentucky).
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