Browsing All posts tagged under »Infantryman«

The Making of an US Army Vietnam Grunt

February 18, 2012

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A lot of crap has been said about the Vietnam Grunt. Many movies portrayed them as illiterate and uneducated killers. Forrest Gump made the grunt look like simpletons. I was a Vietnam Grunt. I had graduated from high school in June and  received my draft notice in early December as an early Christmas present. After […]

James E. Rickerson

April 3, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on October 18, 1966 and was Killed in Action on May 31, 1967. James was an 11B(ravo) Infantryman or Grunt as they were called in the Blue Platoon. James was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB) the Purple Heart, the national Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and […]

James R. Parrett

April 3, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 18, 1965 and was Killed in Action on November 3, 1965. James was an Infantryman in the Blue Platoon. If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.

Leslie D. Nickels

April 3, 2010

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Leslie was assigned to Charlie Troop on June 9, 1966 and was Killed in Action on August 8, 1966. Leslie was a member of the Blue Platoon. He was an Infantryman. Leslie was awarded the Purple Heart, The Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service […]

Melvin E. Crossman

March 21, 2010

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Melvin was assigned to Charlie Troop on October 27, 1967 and was Killed in Action on December 13, 1967. Melvin was an 11B Infantryman or “Grunt” as they were called. He was a member of the Blue Platoon. Melvin was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and […]