B/1/8 and D/1/8 refer to B and D Companies of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, of the 4th Infantry Division, units I served in during my two tours in Vietnam.

My Tours of Duty and Assignments:


AUG 1968 - NOV 1968 - 2cd Lt., 1st Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

NOV 1968 - MAY 1969 - 1st Lt., XO Bravo Company, 1 Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Extended for second tour and took 30 days leave home before taking  over HHC as a 1st Lt. waiting for a line company and promotion to Captain.

MAY 1969 - OCT 1969 - 1st Lt., Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

OCT 1969 - FEB 1970 - Captain, Company Commander, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

FEB 1970 - MAR 1970 - S-3 Air, Tactical Operations Center, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Managed air support operations for the Battalion.

Returned to the US and remained on active duty until 1975, then stayed in the Reserves until 1982, leaving service with the rank of Major.




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