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Welcome: I was in Vietnam in a unit called Bravo Company 2nd of the 47th (Mechanized) Infantry regiment 9th Infantry Division from June 1968 to June 1969. A large portion of that time I was squad leader for the 2nd platoon, 3rd squad otherwise known as the 2-3 squad. The first picture below is a photo of my squad in early 1969.
In case you are wondering , that's me sitting on the fifty caliber, going clockwise, Johnny Ward, John Evans, in back, Edward Lee (Shorty) Lodgson, next to him is Steve Jungers, then Marvin Richardson, seated is Larry Strimback and driving is Larry Bloemer.
Above are Me , Martin Garcia (my platoon Sgt., early in my tour, Martin tried to poison me with HOT sauce, but that is a long story) and Larry Bloemer (2-3 Driver) at our Reunion,1999
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER IN COMBAT IS "CYA" (LOOSELY TRANSLATED AS "COVER YOUR ASSETS") HERE IS A PHOTO OF A VALIANT COMBAT MEDIC WHO FOR AN INSTANT FORGOT THAT RULE !
JUST ABOVE YOU SEE THAT MEDIC'S TEACHER, DOC PETERSON REACTING TO THE NEWS OF HIS PUPILS INJURY !
BELOW YOU SEE DOC PETERSON WITHOUT HIS JUNGLE CAMOFLAGE
Music Freely Supplied By d'bassman's MIDI sequences
IN VIETNAM THE MEMBERS OF THE 2nd/47th WERE KNOWN AS THE PANTHERS
Doc Peterson's Friend Jerry Newton-Medic- Alpha 2/47
Jerry Newton with Sgt. Fats' Favorite Weapon the M-79
Harold (Doc) Peterson and Jerry Newton Reunion,1999
To See More Pics Jerry Sent go to PHOTOS p.2(the Next Page)