History….

Was made when Jackie Robinson made Rookie of the Year, 1947.

Family history was shared by Ed B. about his father serving and retiring from the U.S. Army. I also learned his uncle’s served in Vietnam.

Today I thought I start writing a “Prelude to History” comments about re-assignment from Cam Rahn Bay airbase to Pleiku airbase, March. 14, 1970.

About how our personal experience in the Armed Forces could put us in a life changing experience that would become part of American history and military history.

What I can share with you is how many of us airmen whose “MOS” was base security, namely being perimeter guards were and became part of the indirect effort of and for the Cambodia Incursion.

How in early April ; others in my platoon (Air Force equivalent was “flight”) members met a U.S. Army Special Forces, Sgt. He served with A-team at Dak Seang special forces camp only a few kilometers from the Cambodia/Lao’s border.
Or the African American troopers from the 101st Airborne Division we met at our barracks around the same time we met the Sergeant.
Or when the Special Forces Sgt. Invited some of us to hop a ride to Artillery Hill FSB a few klicks North of Pleiku airbase around middle of April.

Change was in the air and we didn’t know what was about to happen.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 … Evening –
Think about the letters you wrote to your family members, to scrape the feelings and thoughts of how different Pleiku is compared to the safety of large airbase like Cam Rahn Bay ?
Friday, April 26, 2013

I will go into more detail about these experiences this weekend and those who can verify the events as they happen. Off to work in a few minutes. Enjoy your Friday.

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About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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