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508TH IN VIETNAM


Commander Briefs Westmoreland

   Gen. William C. Westmoreland. left, is briefed by Lt. Col. Donald A. Yoder, center, as they pass the 101st Airborne Division troops, of which Yoder is commander, working with a barbed wire fortification at firebase, 15 miles southwest of Hue, South Vietnam.
{Yoder was a 1st Lieutenant with 508th RCT in 1950s]

   Lt David R. E. Hale arrived in Vietnam In mid-February and is stationed with the Third Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. A 1963 graduate of Wicomico Senior High School and 1967 graduate of the West Point Military Academy, Lt. Hale is the son of Mrs. John H. Gunter, Abbott Drive, and retired Air Force Sr. Sgt. David Hale, Jemison, Ala. His wife, the former Miss Janet Fraser, is attending college in Troy, N. Y.

1/508th in Vietnam ... Obstetrics and Operations [a 6 page PDF file)

Terry Byars is in Vietnam
    Spec. 4 Terry Byars is serving with the 508th Airborne in Vietnam, with the paratroopers.
   Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Byars are his parents.

[Hood County News-Tablet, Granbury, TX, Thursday, April 4, 1958, Page 1]

Smith Serving With 82nd Airborne Division

   (CAMP RED BALL 10)--SGT. Harlon W. Smith, Clarksville, is presently serving in "D" Company of the 508th Infantry, 3rd Bde, 82nd Abn Div. The Brigade is located west of Saigon in the III Corps Sector.
   The "All American" entered the Army Nov. 14, 1968 [sic], completed Basic Training 29 at Ft. Campbell, Ky., arrived in the " Republic of Vietnam Oct. 15, 2968 [sic].
   The Tenn. native is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shrader H. Smith, 138 Delmor Drive, Clarksville, Tenn.
   He is married to former. Miss Anita L. Perry, Union Street, Clarksville, daughter of Mrs. Louise Perry, the same address.
   He is a graduate of Clarksville School, Clarksville.
   The 23 year old paratrooper was formerly employed by Trane Co., Clarksville, as a tool and die maker.

[The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, 03 Nov 1968, Sun, Page 5]

Sgt John M. Aicholtz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aicholtz of 9 Richmond Ave., is home on a 30-day leave after returning from Vietnam.  He has been awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Army Commendation medal and the Purple Heart.  He will rejoin the 101st Airborne division as an instructor.

[Note Sgt Aicholtz later transferred to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 508th PIR. ... see Odyssey, Korea]

Fairbank Gl Now Serving in Vietnam
 (COURIER NEWS SERVICE)
 CAMP RED BALL (IO) - PFC Robert Allen, Fairbank, is presently serving In the Republic of Vietnam as member of the l-508th Inf., 3rd Bde., 82nd Abn. Div.
   He entered the service In September 1968 and received his basic combat training at Ft Polk, La. Ho arrived In the RVN in February of this year.
   The 20 year old PFC is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest: Allen, Fairbank. He is a 19G8 graduate of Wapsie Valley High School.

[The Courier. Waterloo, IA, 26 Mar 1969, Wed, Page 9]

CAMP RED BALL 10 -  PFC Larry Bennett, Lake Jackson, Is presently serving with the 1/508th Infantry, 3rd Bde, 82nd Abn Dlv as a rifleman In "B" Company.
   The "All American" entered the Army last June 17. He completed Basic Combat Training Aug. 20 at Ft. Bliss, and arrived In the Republic of Vietnam Dec. 2.
   The 18-year-old paratrooper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett, 214 Polnsetta St., Lake Jackson, He Is a 1968 graduate of Brazosport  High School.

[The Brazosport Facts, Freeport, TX, 22 Dec 1968, Sun, Page 19]

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