An AK47 put a hole in Stile's helmet.
The impact knocked him down, but luckily, he
was unhurt. He brought the helmet home with him after his tour. Photo
by Jerry Berry
Not a clear photo of Melgaard,
the platoon medic, managing a smile
for the camera during a break.
On patrol in the Phan Thiet countryside.
The wealthier rice farmers lived in two
story houses. Photo by Jerry Berry
Alpha company in action, outside
Phan Thiet, Tet 68.
Photo by Jerry Berry
Early morning, Feb 1968.
Shortly after this photo was taken,
we boarded the chopper for an air assault
into the Phan Thiet countryside.
Fess Parker, who played Davy
Walt Disney's movie "The Alamo", was visiting
at Long Binh Hospital where I was
recuperating from a shell fragment wound.
I stayed 40 days and was released soon
after this photo was taken.