the 19 U.S. Soldiers who died
December, 1964, Christmas
I came home to my family from Pleiku, Vietnam
a week before Christmas, 1964.
However, 19 military friends never saw another Christmas.
They died one week later when our small camp was attacked by VC.
For over a year we used to watch red 50 caliber tracers and mortar bursts
near our camp and wonder when the VC would come over the concertina wire.
If it weren't for a Sp/5 who sounded the alarm while on duty at 2 a.m. that
more of my former comrades would have died. Unfortunately, the Sp/5 died also.
He was well liked and respected by everyone.
Later, some of us got together in Towson, Maryland to remember
all we could and share old times.
I am thankful to be able to build this two frame animated GIF for all of you
on behalf of us that survived and those that died.
Scott (US 55731929)