Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Paul (3rd from L.) at platoon reunion in 2013 near the Drop Zone in Daytona Beach.
Paul's squad after a firefight near the Cambodian border in Tay Ninh Province, 1969
On a road somewhere near Tay Ninh
The Way We Were
Vietnam Veterans of America
During the Tet Offensive which swept across Vietnam in January 1968 the 1/508th, 3rd Brigade was dispatched from the U.S. and en route to Chu Lai within 24 hours of receiving its orders. The 3rd Brigade performed combat duties and engaged the enemy in heavy fighting in the Huê-Phu Bai area of the I Corps sector. Later the brigade moved south to Saigon, and fought in the Mekong delta, the Iron Triangle, and along the Cambodian border, serving nearly 22 months. The unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its actions in Vietnam.
Paul (R) enjoys a little down time with his buddies
Paul entering a bunker at Tay Ninh base camp.