This blog is a chronological collection of memories of my experience in Vietnam during my tour of duty in 1968. The purpose of reliving this history is to address the issues of my ongoing PTSD, which I have suppressed for decades.
These recollections are supported by photographs, a wedding album, scrapbooks, an accumulation of souvenirs and my own personal research. I am attempting to address this subject with a sensitivity to the people, places and names of those who have fallen.
Now that I have surpassed the 200th blog, I am realizing this endeavor as a love story. It is difficult to let go of the past as memories fade. One constant in this narrative is my wife Jenny (she got me through the ordeal by persistently writing letters of encouragement everyday).
1968 was the year that changed the world.