“I didn’t have any misgivings about going to Vietnam even though my brother Donald had been killed there. I knew it was a place where you always had to be alert and not day dream. You had to be focused. Many of the men got killed during their first two months there or their last two months.
“While I was in Vietnam, I got to go up to where Donald was killed. If you know anything about the fighting at Hue, you know the A Shaun Valley was a hot spot. He was fighting in a cemetery there when he was shot.
“I served in the military for 26 and a half years. I had no problem going to Vietnam and I didn’t have any problem going on Operation Desert Storm 20 years later either. My son later took part in Iraqi Freedom.”