Before discharge I was a 1st Lt assigned to the 173rd Airborne Div, Bien Hoa, S. Viet Nam in 1963, then reassigned Counter Intelligence Group, A Company 2nd Battalion 5th Special Forces Group MACVSOG, Kontum S. Viet Nam (1965) under Col, Donald V. Blackburn, Commander Naval Operations, Special Forces Headquarters in Da Nang, S. Viet Nam, Airwing detatchment, Nha Trang, S. Viet Nam, Training Element, Long Thanh, S. Viet Nam.  I've been awarded the Viet Nam Cross of Galantry; Distinguished Service Cross and Medal; Bronze Star, Purple Heart (2); Master Parachutist Medal; Sharpshooter with the M-14, M-14E2, AR-15, AR-16, and 45 Caliber Pistol.  I'm proud to be an American, and proud to have distinguishly served my country.