We trained on 8"
Towed Howitzer starting July 10th 1964
We arrived there at North Fort on July 4, 1964
A back breaking job on these 8" Towed Howitzer's
part the 2/17 Artillery on our Arrival to Vietnam James Loaded
these Howitzer a 105 unit and moved them closer to the IA-Drang
Valley everyday on every Fire Mission.
James was then sent to Pleiku Vietnam with A-Btry 3/18 Artillery.
James worked mostly as Perimeter Guard on Jim Sexton APC guarding
the 4-8 " Self Propelled Howitzers. .
James did many water run's to a lake near Pleiku,
called Bein-Ho Lake - where we got our drinking water.
James Bell was ETS at Oakland, CA April 10,1966
James and his Wife make there home in