“I entered the Army in 1969 and served on active duty for 22 years, retiring in 1990. I volunteered for Vietnam near the end of the war after most American combat units had returned home. This was called the “VietnamizatIon Phase” of the war, during which the South Vietnamese forces were doing most of the fighting.
“I served a one-year tour on Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Team 80 in Camou, which was deep in the Mekong Delta. My job was to directly support District Advisory Teams, which were remotely located with the South Vietnamese forces.
“I returned home in January 1973 and was on the first aircraft to land at Travis AFB, California after President Nixon announced the cease fire of the war. I am very proud to have the opportunity to serve my country in that war but will never forget or forgive the extreme lack of public support during that time.
“God Bless America. HOOAH!!”