First Field Force
Floyd Parks found me…and he has promised to send me a disk full of his photographs. I will put some on this page when I get them. Thanks, Floyd! (It’s been five years now and Floyd hasn’t sent the photographs, so I guess I’m out!)
Dave Hawk, Owen Messenger, Chuck Lamana, Robert F. Dilworth, Dale Hoffman, Bob Price, Richard Corey, Thornburg, Phillip Kincade, Walter Fox Howell, Bell, Mop, SSGT Andre, CPT Gokey, SFC Muir,
My father told me stories of his homecoming after WWII, how girls would kiss him in the street just because he was in uniform and how he never had to buy a drink at a bar. I naively thought that things would be about the same with me. To my surprise and disappointment it was not at all like that.
returned to the States with six months left to serve. By then I was a sergeant
and knew my way around a little. A fifth of Jim Beam got me reassigned from
my enlistment was up, I returned to
Ten years later, I got pretty drunk one night after an evening of Mr. Bill’s Trivia Contest at a local tavern and an old barfly and I got to talking. She gushed a Welcome Home, planted a great big kiss on my cheek, and gave me a hug. I will forever be in her debt.
was just diagnosed as having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The first thing
you see when you go into the
SGT Mike Horvat in 1969 in Nha Trang
The Dong Bo Valley leading into Nha Trang.
Nha Trang with the airfield and the “Pie Slice”
Nha Trang from Runway 12 approach courtesy of one of the flyboys.
Here’s the beach in Nha Trang, where I spent a bit of time.
This is the famous Nha Trang Buddha.
This is a Catholic church in Nha Trang. It’s a recent photo,
but I took much comfort attending an occasional service there during my tour of