Ray was part
of the 88th Infantry sent to cover the Temporary Morgue and Air Strip. Ray's
Helicopter landed about 1/4 mile away, missing the drop zone.
Ray arrived Nov 4, 1965 with 2 Air Force Officers and one man - who wants his
Ray's Chinook Helicopter would not sit on the ground so Ray, with a machine gun, jumped
out of the helicopter about 10 feet from the ground. Ray still has trouble with his leg
Ray was A-Btry
and fought as infantry. As North Vietnam patrol's came close
to their area every night, the Air Force officer's would not let Ray fire on
those Patrols. I believe the reason they could not fire was that there was not enough
ammunition for the machine gun M-60; seems we had there ammo at the Morgue, brought
in by Sal Mattina - who's helicopter missed that landing Zone.