6 July 70
Area Of Operations
(Arty Maps Have Moved To Map Index To Form Complete III Corp Set)
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your
eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
This page is in honor of the many sacrifices the men of the Diamondheads and Little Bears made. Many made the ultimate sacrifice. For those this page is my way of saying thank you, for a job well done. For everyone else and the many heroic deeds they did, this is my way of giving to those who gave so much for me. Maybe it will serve as a gathering place for remembrances that in some way will help the healing process.
We were Pilots, Mechanics, Armament Specialists, Drivers, and Cooks. We fought for bases on or near Cu Chi Vietnam, on bases you saw on TV and some that few people even knew existed. We fought the war you heard about, and the war you didn't. We didn't look for glory or ask for medals, we were called and we went. A lot of us didn't return........
Today we are Engineers, Police Officers, Pilots, Writers, Government workers, Auto mechanics, and Entrepreneurs. You see us everyday. We are your sons, neighbors and the solitary man sitting alone on a park bench. We are scattered throughout the United States . Our stories are vastly different, yet the same.
We are Diamondheads, and we are Little Bears and will be to the end.
In closing I would like to quote a statement made by Major Michael Davis O'Donnell On 1Jan 1970 Dak To, Vietnam.
If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.
Enjoy the site, and may the Jesus Nut stay tight
Going Home Letter From The Army
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