Archive for the ‘25th Infantry Division’ Category

In this edition of Letters From War Wednesday, we feature an August 1966 note home from Terry Weber, serving in the Vietnam War as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. “Lately, we have been busy night and day,” Weber wrote.  “The Cong have been giving us a lot of [...]

For the newly drafted, plucked from hometowns across the country, life in the service was an adjustment, to say the least.  Terry Weber was drafted by the U.S. Army in December 1965, during the Vietnam War.  Following Basic Training, he reported to Fort Polk, Louisiana for AIT in March 1966. “I don’t like the Army, [...]

Yesterday, we took a look at the tragic end to the promising young life of Bruce Eamick, an American infantryman during the Vietnam War. On August 6, 1969, just two days before his death at Fire Support Base Washington, Eamick wrote a short note home to his parents.  It would be his last. “…We’re working [...]

Even amid war, tragedy strikes us off guard.  All were shocked at the recent loss of 30 American military personnel, when their Chinook chopper went down over Afghanistan. They say time heals the pain.  But for family members, the loss of a loved one in war never really goes away. Infantryman Bruce Eamick served in [...]

Vietnam War infantryman, Bruce Eamick, served with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.  His group worked the volatile Central Highland jungles near the Cambodian border. “We’ve been pretty busy lately,” Eamick wrote to his mother on July 13, 1969. “For the last week we’ve been building a platoon size patrol base and [...]

This Wednesday, our letter comes from Albion, Indiana infantryman, Terry Weber.  Weber served in the Vietnam War with Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.  Known as the “Golden Dragons”, the unit worked the Central Highland jungles as part of Operation Paul Revere.  This personal note to his family is date June 17, [...]

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