April 25, 2012
Posted in 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Everytown USA, Letters From War Wednesday, Terry Weber, Vietnam War
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 trouble. It all started on July 28. Our platoon was on patrol and we walked into an ambush. After fighting for three hours, we finally defeated the V.C. It wouldn’t have been so bad, but they had bunkers and tunnels built. When it was all over, we killed 11 V.C. and captured 8 or 9 automatic weapons. As for us, we had 9 wounded and 1 dead. …Since that day, we have run into the Cong 5 or 6 times. …P.S. – You have probably heard quite a bit in the papers lately about the 25th. I don’t know what the papers said, …but we get most of our V.C. running. So don’t worry about me, I’m big enough to take care of myself.”
Sadly, Weber would be killed in action on November 13, 1966.