Mike Dankert, my oldest son David, and I are going to Vietnam June 14 and will return home June 21. We believe five days on the ground is enough time to visit all the locations. The group will fly into Da Nang and stay at a hotel in Hoi An.
David and Mike fly into Austin the day before we leave for Vietnam. I will begin daily posting June 13, 2018. I will post pictures and a short write up each evening (I hope) on my Blog and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/haynie19/).
We will visit Hill 4-11 and the areas around the Hill, My Lai Memorial, Debbie/Thunder, the rice bowl, FSB Bronco, FSB Charlie Brown and the bridge, and the Division firebase in Chu Lai. We hope to find more locations as we travel up and down Highway 1 (Redball).
Rice Bowl Area Photo by Alan Brinton (2002)
When I Turned Nineteen Soldiering After the Vietnam War