A patrol led by US Army Capt. Robert Bacon, 1964. Photographed by Larry Burrows.
Soldiers of the 458th Sea Tigers and their interpreter. The man seated in the middle has an AK-47.
Snipers…Vietnam war era at a guess…M14s
Snipers of the 199th LIB.
I’ve had a number of requests over the past few months to post more information about Agent Orange. I’ll be sure to work some more in when I’m next able to really work on the blog.
In the meantime, here are previous posts about Agent Orange.
My apologies in being so late to respond.
I am not a veteran myself, so I cannot speak from personal experience. However I believe the experience is so unique that it can be very hard to talk about with people who did not share the experience. Like many traumatic events (because fighting a war is traumatic to the psyche whether soldiers want to be there or not), people deal with it in many different ways. Some people talk about these experiences while others find it easier to keep it to themselves. And unless choosing to keep it to himself is somehow hurting your father or grandfather, then I think it’s best to respect their decision to keep quiet.
If your dream is to join the military, in any capacity, then I think you should go for it. Best of luck!
Sorry for the delay in responding first of all.
Secondly, the unit doesn’t sound familiar off the top of my head regarding resources I already have gathered, but I’ll have a look around and see what I can find.