Memorial Day - Remembering and Honoring the Fallen Brothers of First Platoon - You are missed! I included the men of First Platoon that have died since returning home; most died from illnesses related to exposure from Agent Orange.
Company A 3rd Battalion/1st Infantry Regiment 11th Brigade Americal (23rd) Infantry Division
The song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” by Peter, Paul and Mary is significant to First Platoon. The NVA played this song (one of three) late one night (July 11, 1969) while we were building firebase Hill 4-11. After the songs played, the NVA told us to surrender, leave or get wiped out.
Turn your speaker on and volume up.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir and Soldiering After the Vietnam War.