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I grew up in a small ag related town in Minnesota, the oldest of 9 kids. From there I went to the University of Minnesota until I partied my way through my grades and dropped out. Not wanting to be drafted and end up in the infantry and be sent to Vietnam, I enlisted in the Army. After personnel management training I was assigned to Ft. Benning, GA where after awhile I volunteered for and received a MACV assignment in Vietnam. I worked at the MACV Hqs in Saigon for about 4 months until I volunteered for an assignment to MACV Advisory Team 24 located in Kontum in the Central Highlands and got my wish. After begging my way onto numerous ARVN operations as a tag-a-long advisor, I became a full time advisor to the Highland Scout Companies of the ARVN 24th Special Tactical Zone. The existing NCO Infantry Advisor for the Scouts was wounded and the 24th STZ Senior Advisor couldn't get a replacement so I begged some more and got my wish - I was in the infantry!!! The Highland Scouts were lightly armed, stealthy, fast moving elements that for the most part were used to locate or verify the presence of NVA units in Kontum and Pleiku Provinces. The officers were Vietnamese but the rifleman and NCOs were all Montagnards. I grew to love the Montagnard people. I was in Vietnam from June 1967 until late December 1968.

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    07/19/09

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    Thank you sir!!!!
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