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Kirby Wilson, Vietnam veteran
Depoe Bay, Or, U.S.

As a young grunt in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive and the 1969 Tet Offensive I saw the Hell and the evil side of man.I'll never forget my first sight and smell of death.The crys of the wounded momma,momma don,t let me die"That night we lost 120 young grunts.That was the longest night of my life.March 1968 A/Co 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division.I steel hear and see the faces of thoughs crys that night allmost avery day.And its hard to forget the way I was treated when I got out of the service,I had to sleep in a junkyard in junk cars tell I found a low paying job to get me by and I was the town drunk for a long time,In and out of jails,About 5 years ago I started my treatment at the VA In Portland Or for PTSD.I was awarded the Silver Star, Soldiers Medal,Bronze Star With V Device And First Oak Leaf Cluster,Purple Heart and the Vietnam Cross Of Gallantry.and many other Citattion.And with all the ribbons of war thay wouldn't bye one cup of coffee. Thanks From Kirby Wilson


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