Tak was one the men who moved daily in to IA-Drang Valley And Cateka Tea
Plantation; he was one of men who moved 105 Howitzer's and ran Stakes for 2/17
Artillery during that Battle, and also was part of the 88th Infantry
moving daily to help save the 7th Cavalry.
Tak was the Btry Commander Driver Pleiku Vietnam for Captain Laslie.
Tak never did like taking the Btry Commander Driving job, or digging fox
holes for 1st Sgt Olin D. Schell.
One thing he did enjoy was was hitting a hole in road and throwing Capt.
Laslie out on his head. He learning to drive the Jeep, taking over as driver
after the previous driver, Sandy Lufrano, wrecked the Jeep (a State Farm
Job we believe). Tak never let the South Vietnam
Soldiers call him "Same"... "Same", he said, "no, I am and American Soldier!"
Tak was Discharged at Oakland CA April 15, 1966.
Tak, and his sister Sedako, live in Itasca, Illinois. There parents were
taken to Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas at beginning of WW-2 as Refugee. Tak and
Sedako were both born at Ft. Chafffee, Arkansas.
Duty, Honor, Country,