18th Artillery Group Member
Bernard D Vipond
Basic training April 14, 1964
Ft. Knox, KY
2nd - 8 Week training Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Bernie flew in on a Chinook with me
(Charles Martin) landing at the Old Temporary Morgue and Air
Strip Nov 4, 1965 - where and Engineer unit was killed the night before.
There was an old tin building near that
morgue, next to that building was web gear, pistol belts, steel pot's, Canteens...
every item stripped from the dead was piled there. To this day the Morgue
haunts him... to see it in his mind daily... and the dreams still
haunt him. Bernie can still hear his foot steps as he was
out patrolling the valley every night.