First-hand Recollections from Those that were There
The writers of the articles that can be accessed from this page are all
Vietnam Veterans. The contents of the articles represent their own personal
recollections and memories. All of the material belongs to them and is copyright
of the respective authors and may not be reproduced without their express
consent. Please observe their rights over their own writing, particularly when
the memories expressed have been earned at such a cost.
- DELTA MIKE 2 - an extensive series of
articles from a two-tour veteran of the 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red
One. DM2 was the first veteran to contact me and I am indebted to him for
the initial trust that he placed in me. DM2 has submitted so many articles
that they are indexed on a separate page.
- DM2 Index - a list of
all the articles submitted by DM2
- JOHN SANDRI - a veteran of 1/4th Cavalry, the
divisional armored cavalry squadron of the 1st Infantry Division, John
served two tours in RVN.
- Part 1 - general
introduction; M48 and M551; 1/4 Cav Platoon organisation, armaments,
ammo, formations and crews.
- Part 2 - operations; the
M48; NDPs and Laagers; Xa Cat Ambush.
- Part 3 - Rome Plows;
Thunder Road; jungle busting and maintenance.
- Conflicting Agendas - a
'war story' that touches upon the decline of morale in 1969.
- Attitude is Everything - the different mental approaches
adopted in an attempt simply to get through. This article is available
only in the Members Area.
- Life and the Quart of Ice Cream - an account of a mounted night
ambush and the 'reward' for a job well done. This article is available
only in the Members Area.
- CHARLES LEE - a veteran of the 159th Assault
Support Helicopter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Charles served one
- The 159th ASHB - initial
formation and organisation of the battalion; aircraft maintenance,
armament, loads and fuel/flight time; artillery insertions.
- Battalion Headquarters -
composition of the Battalion HQ Company, Phu Bai.
- CURT SCHEIBEL - a veteran of the 243rd
Assault Support Helicopter Company 'Freight Train', Curt served an 18-month
- 243rd ASHC - general
background concerning the company and information relating to the
operations of the Chinook.
- MICHAEL D. STEWART - a veteran of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division,
Viet Nam from Aug/Sept. '66 to late Nov. '67 and was attached primarily to
- MICHAEL POMAKIS - a veteran of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, in
Viet Nam from '66 to '67.
To each and every one of these Veterans, thank you gentlemen for your help and
for your frankness.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to each of the veterans who have
submitted material to the Grunt! website and welcome submissions from other
veterans. Please note that all submissions are treated in the strictest
confidence and that no material is presented on this website until after it has
been approved by the original author. Veterans who would like to submit material
but would first like to check out my policies can be put in touch with any of
the above veterans for verification of my approach to your material. If you do
have a submission then please contact
me to discuss it. Thanks.