Born: Chicago, Illinois, 1949 Served in Vietnam, U.S. Marine Corps 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division An Hoa and Da Nang Rifleman, 1969-70
From the Artist: From a letter, 1984:
Came into Da Nang and flight was delayed in landing because of rocket attacks, finally landed, stayed the night. Following day took off for An Hoa, nineteen miles southwest, spent two days in the rear filling sandbags, standing watch at night, put up barbed wire, filled more sandbags, stood watch at night, fell in the red mud, got in a firefight with a rat who stole my apple and baloney sandwich, next day moved out to Liberty Bridge with small patrol. It took about a day and a half to get there (four or five miles) because the point men kept tripping wires and setting off booby traps (had to spend most of the time waiting for Medevacs); finally got to the bridge and joined my wonderful squad.