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Title Texas Aggies in Vietnam : war stories / edited by Michael Lee Lanning
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016]
©2016
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Series Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series ; number 152
Contents Michael Beggs (1968, Squadron 1) 1st Marine Division, 1971 -- John Blevins (1961, Band) 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1966-73 -- Jim Lanning (1964, D-1) 25th Infantry Division, 1966 -- Jeffery Murray (1973, Squadron 6 and H-2) 281st Aviation Company 1968-69 -- Ed McDaniel (1965, D-1) Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer-Quang Ngai, 1969-70 -- Clarence Sasser (1973, civilian) 9th Infantry Division, 1968 -- Tom Darling (1954, B Athletics and Squadron 11) 824th Bomb Squadron, 1966 -- Mac Phillips (1969, D-1) 1st Cavalry Division, 1970-71 -- Ben Goodwyn (1962, D-1) 7th Marine Regiment, 1965 -- Larry Sommers (1968, C-1) 4th Infantry Division, 1969-70 -- Bill Park (1964, G-3) 55th Military Intelligence Detachment, 1966 -- Hale Burr (1965, Squadron 7 and Corps Staff) 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1968 -- Michael Lee Lanning (1968, D-1) 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 1969 -- Mike Richardson (1965, A-1 and 1st Brigade Staff) First Marine Air Wing, 1969 -- Gerald Madeley (1964, Band) PACAF Procurement Center Thailand, 13th Air Force, 1971-73 -- Carol Micki Hunt, widow of Joe Bush (1966, A-1) Army Element, Joint US Military Advisory Group Thailand, MAAG Laos, 1968-69 -- Loren Parsons (1968, E-2) 64th Finance Section, 1970 -- Tom Durdin (1955, Squadron 2) 12th Special Operations Squadron, 1967-68 -- Lee Sanders (1964, D-1) 101st Airborne Division, 1969 -- Mike Burroughs (1967, Squadrons 13 and 15) 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, 1969 -- John Erskine (1960, Squadron 2) 5th Special Forces Group, 1966 -- Jeffery Murray (1973, Squadron 6 and H-2) 281st Aviation Company, 1968-69 -- Frank Bonvillain, (1967, D-1 and B-1) 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1969
Homer McCall (D-1, 1966) 29th Support Group, 1970 -- Mike Feighny (1965, D-2) 313th Radio Research Battalion, 1971 -- Bill Beall, (1968, Band) Detachment B-43, 5th Special Forces Group, 1971 -- Mike Richardson (1965, A-1 and 1st Brigade Staff) First Marine Air Wing, 1969 -- Jim Lanning (1964, D-1) 25th Infantry Division, 1966-67 -- Jeffery Murray (1973, Squadron 6 and H-2) 281st Aviation Company, 1969 -- Charles H. (Butch) Gregory (1964, F-2) 525th Military Intelligence Group, 1967-68 -- Bill Vasser (1964, Squadrons 9 and 16) 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Wing, 1968 -- Mac Phillips (1969, D-1) 101st Airborne Division, 1970-71 -- Larry Sommers (1968, C-1) 4th Infantry Division, 1969-70 -- Bruce G. McKenty (1970, B-2) 1st Cavalry Division, 1972-73 -- Frank Bonvillain (1967, D-1 and B-1) 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1969 -- Gerald Madeley (1964, Band) PACAF Procurement Center Thailand, 13th Air Force 1971-73 -- John Erskine (1960, Squadron 2) 5th Special Forces Group, 1966 -- George Isleib (1968, D-1) 101st Airborne Division, 1969 -- Frank Supercinski (1964, A-1) MACV, 1968 -- Mike Burroughs (1967, Squadrons 13 and 15) 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, 1969 -- Jim Lanning (1964, D-1) 25th Infantry Division, 1966-67 -- Mike Richardson (1965 A-1 and 1st Brigade Staff) First Marine Air Wing, 1969 -- Jeffery Murray (1973, Squadron 6 and H-2) 281st Aviation Company, 1968-69 -- Michael Lee Lanning (1968, D-1) 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 1969 -- Jerry Patterson (1969, H-1) 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, 1973 -- Mac Phillips (1969, D-1) 101st Airborne Division, 1970-71 -- Hale Burr (1965, Squadron 7 and Corps Staff), 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1968 -- Ray Dabney (1970, D-1) 1st Cavalry Division, 1973 -- Jon Beal (1969, Band) Marine Detachment, USS Oklahoma City, 1975 -- J. Duncan Williams (1971, Band) 63rd Military Airlift Wing, 1973 -- Appendix A: Texas Aggies killed in Vietnam -- Appendix B: Texas Aggies who died on active duty during the Vietnam Era -- Glossary
Thomas Zapata (1967, E-2) 525th Military Intelligence Group, 1969 -- Mac Phillips (1969, D-1) 101st Airborne Division, 1970-71 -- Larry Vetter (1964, A-1 and I-3) 3rd Marine Division, 1965-66 and 1968-69 -- Steve Hightower (1968, D-3 and A-2) 101st Airborne Division, 1969 -- Ed McDaniel (1965, D-1) Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer-Quang Ngai, 1969-70 -- Larry Sommers (1968, C-1) Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1969-70 -- James H. Willbanks (1969, D-2) Advisory Team 87, 18th ARVN Division Combat Assistance -- Team) 1972 -- Hale Burr (1965, Squadron 7 and Corps Staff) 20th Tactical Support Squadron, 1968 -- Rene Saenz (1967, A-2) Headquarters, US Army Vietnam, 1969 -- Mike Jackson (D-1, 1966) 1st Cavalry Division, 1967-68 -- Jeffery Murray (1973, Squadron 6 and H-2) 281st Aviation Company, 1968-69 -- Jim Lanning (1964, D-1) 25th Infantry Division, 1966-67 -- Mike Burroughs (1967, Squadrons 13 and15) 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, 1969 -- Tom Templer (1965, a-1) 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 1968-69 -- Paul Dresser (1964, E-2 and Corps Staff) 5th Special Forces Group, 1967 -- Ed McDaniel (1965, D-1) Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer-Quang Ngai, 1969-70 -- Bill Morgan (1968, A-1) 9th Infantry Division, 1969-70 -- Tom Gardner (1967, Band) 119th Aviation Company, 1970
Summary From its inception, graduates of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now Texas A & M University, have marched off to fight in every conflict in which the United States has been involved. The Vietnam War was no different. The Corps of Cadets produced more officers for the conflict in Southeast Asia than any institution other than the US service academies. Michael Lee Lanning, Texas A & M University class of 1968, has now gathered over three dozen recollections from those who served. As Lanning points out, "anytime Aggie Vietnam veterans get together-whether it is two or two hundred of
Notes Includes index
English
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Subject Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Corps of Cadets -- History -- 20th century
Texas A & M University. Corps of Cadets -- History -- 20th century
Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Corps of Cadets.
Texas A & M University. Corps of Cadets.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
Genre/Form History.
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
Author Lanning, Michael Lee, editor
LC no. 2016032207
ISBN 1623494710
9781623494711 (ebook)