ROY ZUNIGA, Vietnam veteran
FT.WORTH, TX, U.S.
I was drafted into the Army in April the 16th 1968. My friend and
I volunteered to be drafted earlier than the time we would have
been drafted. My feelings were mixed about going to Vietnam. I was
naturally scared to go but I had a sense of excitement about going
over there. I did think about going to Mexico or Canada but I am
glad that I didn't. I was lucky that I did not get to see much combat.
I was a truck driver and I experienced getting mortar-attacked 2
or 3 times at the most and that was the extend of that. I really
never thought too much of what was morally right as to what we were
doing. I thought we were there to help South Vietnam from the spread
of communism. I was glad to leave when I did 11 months 23 days from
the day I got there but I will never forget the time I spent there.
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