- Mar 17, 2023
Hello to all the members, hope to spend some time here and enjoy the content. I have a lot to share after 5 years in the Army 58 years ago. Started out as 11B infantry and then to C/1st 506th/101st. Later re enlisted and went to Dallas Fort Worth Air Defense Nike Hercules stationed at D-50 Alvarado Texas as a missile crewman. 14 months later Nike Hercules was beginning to shut down Nation Wide and I moved onto Vietnam where I got a chance to choose what I wanted to do, since they broke my re enlistment contract by sending me to Vietnam when I should have gone to Germany where the Nike remained in service. My orders actually had me going to a Hawk missile battery off the coast of South Vietnam. With so many Nike People roaming around and no where to go they did not need me... of course ;0) I chose aviation and was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade/164th Group/13th Bn/336th Assault Helicopter, Soc Trang South Vietnam. Lastly after the first year I walked down the runway to the sister company and spent two more years with 121st Assault Helicopter who had arrived as the 93rd Transportation from Fort Carson Colo. I was a door gunner on a UH-1 A,B and C. Nice to meet all of you...