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VIETNAM: MY EXPERIENCE

Rodman Germain - Army

As described by Rodman Germain: "Dinner at Khe Sahn as 326th Combat Engineers rebuild the air strip. From left: Biaz, Miguel, Rod, Murphy."<br>Courtesy of Rodman Germain
As described by Rodman Germain: "Dinner at Khe Sahn as 326th Combat Engineers rebuild the air strip. From left: Biaz, Miguel, Rod, Murphy."
As described by Rodman Germain: "Khe Sahn clearing buried conex boxes of bobby traps. That's me, Rod Germain, 326th Combat Engineers, 1970."<br>Courtesy of Rodman Germain
As described by Rodman Germain: "Enemy bunker after being hit with Daisy Cutters on Co Pong Mountain, Asauh Valley, 1970-71. Making an LZ on that mountain took forever!"<br>Courtesy of Rodman Germain

The assault of Mount Co Pong in the Ashau Valley. 135 choppers loaded, red-lined three times. Staged in Quang Tri.

On the fourth try, the first five choppers crashed into the mountain. We off-loaded seven more before the mission was red-lined for visibility. We were stuck on that hill for 10 days before weather finally cleared enough for resupply and replacements.

I still wake up with cold sweats sometimes but like we used to say, "It's to the grave Brother!"



 


 



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