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"A Hundred Miles Of Bad Road"
1997 | Dwight Birdwell & Keith Nolan

Posted on 12/06/2012 6:04:03 AM PST by Portcall24

Just finished an exceptional book about Dwight Birdwell's time with the C/3/4 of 25th ID in Vietnam 67-68. He was awarded two Silver Stars for his actions while there including one involved with the defense of Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon. The writing is very unpretentious and blunt about what he saw and felt, both there and upon his return to Oklahoma. He eventually became a lawyer with his own practice.


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1 posted on 12/06/2012 6:04:06 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

45 years ago yesterday December 5 1967 I found a 35 pound land mine with a bulldozer. BOOM

Gee I am getting old.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 6:33:22 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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Spring of ‘67, I was graduating high school.
Seems like another world from here...


3 posted on 12/06/2012 6:47:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Nui Ba Dien, Go Da Ha, Cu Chi, Tay Ninh West, Ho Bo Woods. 1968 69.

“The older I gets, the better I wuz”

If it wernt for flashbacks, I would have no memory at all.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 12:02:07 PM PST by Uncle Lonny
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Mom and Dad & I visited Laos in 58 and again in ‘60. In ‘60 and ‘61, we visited the Philippines. Dad was to build a paper mill for International paper to serve the Far East, which was running on triplicate.
5 posted on 12/06/2012 1:55:07 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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