OPERATION GREEN LIGHTNING: I was there, too.
went to the 4th Inf Div in the middle of Dec 1969. I was assigned
to the 2/9th Artillery and told I would be working with the 1/69th Armor at
their HQ at the Oasis. There was three of us and one lieutenant.
We were keeping track of all their movements, location and calls
for fire support when it was needed. I
had just got my feet wet and learning how to use the radio. I worked
from 2300hrs to 0700hrs.
1Feb69, I was told to pack my duffel bag and get a chopper; I was headed
out to a fire base.
is my first time out on a Chinook . When I got to the fire base
and it was with "C" battery, 1/92nd (155mm Howitzers) base. This
is when I met LT Steven Riley Huffstutler (KIA). I
think we were there about two weeks. I never knew the name of that fire
base or the artillery unit until this Operation Green Lightning Report was
posted online. I have a photo where I call it "the unknown
fire base and artillery unit" in my Photo Gallery.
1968 to Jan 1970