In Honor of Our Vets


Active duty Nov 1965 Nov 1967, inactive reserves til Nov 1971. Bravo Co. 1st of 66, 2nd Armored Div., then 2nd of 8th, 4th Div. Viet Nam for 289 days (point man, tunnel rat). Back in states to Ft Benning GA Bravo Co. 1st of 197th, 2nd Brigage.


Army - Drafted - 1966-1968 - Vietnam Vet - Sergeant, platoon leader, supported 1st Cav; 101st; 173rd; DaNang, Pleiku, Saigon; Marble Mountain; Proud to be an American.


U.S.Army Feb '65 - July '68 - Got very lucky, didn't go to Viet Nam.

Bradley BRESSLER (now Don Berry):

Vietnam 63-66 USN


Enlisted in the Navy at the recruiting station on Washington Blvd and Hill on 27 July 1964. The Navy was a life changing event for me--no Vietnam and a lifetime occupation in the computing field. While in boot camp in San Diego, I rec'd a draft notice from the Army. After boot camp attended Class A Data Processing Tech school on North Island, Naval Air Station in San Diego. After schooling I was assigned to the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon (AD-36). The Bryce Canyon was a destroyer tender--we repaired ships of all sizes and shapes up to and including an air craft carrier--the U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA-34) after a fire. Many destroyers from Vietnam received our services.  It was our job to track repairs on vessels, produce reports, payroll/personnel listings, and inventory related reports, plus financial reports. 1st generation computer equipment aboard ship consisted of IBM Card equipment--forerunners of today's high-end computing equipment. The Navy provided me with a life time occupation. I was VERY lucky--no 'Nam.


U. S. Navy Reserve, 1966-1968, Corpsman, USS Montrose, troop transport. Served as base camp for river patrols (Vung Tau River, Vietnam 1967)


Purple Heart


Died in VietNam and has a separate page

Harry Thomas HEAD:

no bio


Navy reserve, 1966 to 1968, Corpsman, state-side.

Darrell LARSON:

Spent six years in the USMC


US Army, Nov. 65 to Jan. 69, Basic Training Fort Polk, Officer Candidate School Ft. Sill, first as a student, Instructor after graduation. Executive Officer of Artillery combat unit in Viet Nam, Jan. 68 to Jan 69.

Bernard "Ron" MARCONI:

Served from April 3, 1967 until February 1, 1971. Decorations and Medals: National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal (With Two Bronze Stars); Vietnam Campaign Medal (With Device), Combat Action Ribbon.

Otha McCAIN:

Army: August 1963 to August 1966. 13 months in Korea, about January 1964 to March 1965. Located in Pan Mun Jum next to the DMZ & supported our neutral Nations (Swiss and Swedes). From there I served the remainder of my 3 years in Frieberg, Germany.

Jon Miller:

3rd Bn 22nd inf. 25th Inf Div, Viet Nam, Nov 66-Nov 67...Combat Inf badge, Viet Nam Campaign ribbon with 2 Clusters, Bronze star. Vietnam Service Medal. Served near Dau Tieng.
      I saw Loren Engstrom just days before he was killed. He was the one of the pilots of a 'Chinook' helicopter that picked me up from a LZ, just days before I rotated out of country. I rode a sling up the belly of the 'copter' and a door gunner slapped headphones on me. The voice said "Hey, JM..what are you doing here, and laughed" . We were friends in school, and the news of his death both shocked and surprised me. I had only just seen and spoke with him. Rest in peace, Loren, my friend. You're remembered.


Died in VietNam and has a separate page