On November 2, 1965 Larry was sent to the 2/17 Artillery
- a 105 unit firing into
IA-Drang Valley. Larry loaded ammo all night on these fire mission's and hurt
his back. He was sent to a camp where two Air Force officers, and two other 3/18 men
were; approx. 300 meters from the Temporary Morgue and Air Strip.
Larry by the Clothes locker at Ft. Lewis
in Pleiku Vietnam
Since Larry was hurt they sent him to Camp Halloway at Pleiku.
While there, he saw all the dead
bodies, already bagged from 7th Cavalry, for shipment home.
Larry served with A-Btry 3/18 Artillery and was sent to Tan Son Knut air base in
Saigon. While there, a mortar came through the door between Larry and
Takio Fujii killing a
Sgt. that was ETS home. Larry spent 5 hour's in a sewer ditch covered with a
mattress as you could feel heat of these mortars. (April 13, 1966 - note the date of
attack on Army record's)