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A look back in time

On Jan. 29, 1972, I left Viet Nam — my tour was cut from one year to 6 months due to the Nixon ordered troop reduction.

I traveled by transport cargo plane (bench seats) to Tokyo.

Left Tokyo Jan. 31, arrived in San Francisco Feb. 1, and transferred to Ft. Dix, NJ, for discharge arriving there Feb. 3, 1972.

Three and one-half years of service, and I can say, without hesitation, that I would do it again.

I learned much, matured, had experiences that could have never been duplicated: Marc’s Brit Milah, February 1970, was the first in Augsburg, Germany, since the completion of WWII; and made conta...


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