Details For Comment No: 23

10/22/1998

Jim Simmons

I just ran onto your article about your Dad in Nam. I thought it was very well written. I was with E troop 1st Cav 11th LIB Americal. We were an armored unit. I was there from Dec 67 to Sept 68.I drove a Armored personel carrier. We did about the same thing but we did it from the ground. I made a printout of this to take to work with me. I work for an optical co. making eye glasses.There is about 35 people there only 3 are old enough to remember Nam. Most are between 25 and 30 yrs old.this story can give the ones who want to read it a good insight of what we went through at the time I also remember the smells,heat rain and the darkest nights I have ever seen. Thanks for your time, welcome home, job well done. Jim Simmons