Thursday, September 26, 2013

Finally Home: Parade to welcome Vietnam veterans '37 years late'

When he arrived in Vietnam, he was scared. He’d watched the war on TV. But the military learned he could type, so he became an Army company clerk, assured some level of safety.

He was restless, not cut out for clerking, so the 158th Aviation Battalion commanders agreed to make him a helicopter door gunner for missions north to the demilitarized zone.

"I was a kid. I was from Iowa. I felt like it was what I was supposed to do"” he said.

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