Smitty

After we had been in Viet Nam for awhile we were able to take a week R & R (Rest & Relaxation) a sort of vacation if you care to say . If you had the money . Some went to Bangkok , Thialand some went to Tokyo , Japan some...
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Frogs

After the Monsoons quit and the rain quit   we had thousands and thousands of frogs to deal with . You see where our compound was , it was at the bottom of a huge hill . All the water during Monsoon season would come running down the side of that...
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My Gaurdian Angel

After returning To Ft Meade Maryland to join back up with my unit we all boarded a plane to fly to   San Fran Cisco . We went and stood in line on the docks for several hours waiting to board this huge Ocean Liner ( Merchant   Marine Ship )...
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John Luther Branch

John Luther Branch
Many people believe the War for Southern Independence (or the War of Northern Agression) started in April of 1861 at Fort Sumpter.  My family lore would disagree. We argue that the first shots were fired on January 9, 1861 against the Star of the West. My great great great uncle, John...
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NOT ALL MEMORIES ARE GOOD........

NOT ALL MEMORIES ARE GOOD........
. FAMILY HISTORY: Adolph Christian Ferdinand Moll immigrated to America from Germany in the early 1850s and settled in St Louis where he started a retail grocery store. In 1858 at the age of 24 he became a US citizen. On Feb 2, 1861, Adolph married Hedwig Balleseau who had been...
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Session-5 Life After Discharge

Session-5 Life After Discharge
It's been quite a journey since returning hone and being discharged. Like any life story there is too much to include in any one story. The highlights are, among other things, my 10 year career in a rock band with my brothers in the 70's. To see a slide show of...
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Session-3 Viet Nam to R&R

Session-3 Viet Nam to R&R
Boys will be boys. We worked hard and we played hard whenever we could. R&R was in Tapei. It was a real eye opener for me. Here is a card from the Asia Hotel where I stayed. And below a card I got from one of the night clubs.    ...
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Session-4 Coming Home

Session-4 Coming Home
  This audio contains reflections of life after discharge and my career since Viet Nam. When I came home I could hardly recognize my parents. They were like aliens to me. I couldn't wait to shed the uniform. Here's the picture of my mother's greeting me, secretly whispering in my ear,...
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Session-2 Viet Nam-A

Session-2 Viet Nam-A
  This recording talks about every day life like what we ate, how we got through our typical day etc. Here I am standing in front of the ammo dump at our command base in An Hoa. Three days after this photo, incoming rockets blew it into oblivion.   Whenever we...
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Session-1 Military Bio

Session-1 Military Bio
These recorded sessions were conducted by my Christine and I as part of the Library of Congress' Veteran History Project. To comply with their standards the interview was broken into 5 sessions. This recording includes some biographical information as well as some stories of the early part of my military service....
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Thanks to Honor Air

I would like to thank Honor Air Knoxville, a non-profit organization that has flown over 500 area residents who are World War II veterans to Washington D. C., to visit the World War II Memorial
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