Introduction – Where do I start (45 years ago)

The following memoirs where first written around 1998, based on initial letters to my parents in Hayward, California.  The time line begins on October 31st, 1969 and due to late arrival at Mc Chord AFB, WA. I was rescheduled to depart on November 1st, 1969.

Here are the experiences as FNG airman who arrives “In- Country” at Cam Ranh Bay airbase.  The first paragraphs describe my first experiences during the first days in a combat zone as the Air Force would describe our tour of duty.

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.
This entry was posted in Vietnam Service and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Introduction – Where do I start (45 years ago)

  1. Mike Walker USAF Ret, (Tsgt) says:

    Mark, you did an outstanding job on this video. Every VN vet should watch this. I have watched it several times already and it brings tears to my eyes. If I had to do it over again, I would without even thinking about it. I was a Crew Chief on the C-130, my plane name was the “Devils Angel” and we were all over the place.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s