This is an article about my four months in Vietnam. Fortunately I only had four months left, when we boarded a troop ship for Vietnam in January of 1966.

Nostalgia and Now



25th Infantry Division Base at Cuchi, Vietnam

This photo was taken in 1966 the same year I was in Viet

Nam. We found out after the war that the Viet Cong were 

living in tunnels they had built underneath our base. One

day a sniper came up out of the tunnel system, began firing

at us and we stayed in a foxhole outside our post office tent. 

I had only four months left in the Army so decided not to re-enlist while in Vietnam. Later on in this post you will see, that if I had re-enlisted I could possibly been killed or injured in a mortar shell attack.

One of my first memories after arriving in Vietnam was working in the post office, and hearing a loud noise over our post office. Turned out it was our outgoing artillery being fired toward the enemy.

I can recall a…

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Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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