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DY1a.jpgUncle Sam Wants Me!The "Call To Duty", otherwise known as your "Induction Papters". September, 1965 and my life is about to change.
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DY2a.jpgThe "Repo-Depot"Here are the orders to report to the "Repo-Depot" in USARV. Note that you are ordered to report in a khaki uniform with short sleeves.
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DY3a.jpgReport to NamNote that the orders state that "travel of dependents to this station not authorized". As if they wanted to go in the first place!
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DY-1966.JPGHere's where it all started - Cannoncocker SchoolStanding in front of these old wooden barracks at Ft Sill, which are no longer there, was the start of a major adventure...a tour in Nam. Little did I know.
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OD_Underwear.JPGOlive Drab UnderwearWell, I wasn't issued any OD underwear, so I had to "make" my own by dipping some in green dye prior to departing for Nam. Many of us, if not all, did not know what to pack for Vietnam.
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DY_Mem-1.JPGAlso "worn"Close by to the OD underwear were some military mementoes that survived his tour in Nam. First page of the Code of Conduct.
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DY_Mem-1a.JPGAlso "worn"Backside of the Code of Conduct.
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DY_Mem-2.JPGAlso "worn"Front side: handling of prisoners.
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DY_Mem-2a.JPGAlso "worn"Key phrases which we all memorized and knew how to pronounce. (hah!)
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DY_Mem-3.JPGAlso "worn"A nickel's worth of MPC. If only we could find a PX in the combat zone. (And save on taxes, too!)
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DY_Mem-3a.JPGAlso "worn"Back view: MPC nickel.
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DY_Mem-4.JPGAlso "worn"Ft Sill teaches heat discipline. Well...they got that right!
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