The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

MTL-2.jpgYou're in the Army now!Max T. Leach: Drafted 14Mar68 at Ft Worth, Texas. Took Basic Training at Ft Polk, La. 25Mar68 - 17May68.
Awarded the American Spirit Medal.
MTL-3.jpgAIT - OCS Ft Sill, OklaAttended AIT - OCS at Ft Sill, Okla, but dropped out after 5th week. Did not want the additional time in service required of an OCS officer. Sent to Vietnam in October, 1968.
MTL-5.jpgSoldier buddy: South VietnamA Vietnam soldier - yes, South Vietnam! A friend that wanted to go to America with me; makes a good friend!
MTL-6.jpgDeep ProtectionOctober, 1968 - Assigned to "B" Battery, 2/9th Arty in the FDC section. Digging another shelter to keep me safe and hoping that "Charlie" doesn't kill me.
MTL-7.jpgYes! It was cooler working without a shirt and getting lots of sun for a nice dark tan. Thank you, Vietnam!
MTL-8.jpgMy hotel roomWere you expecting a 5-star hotel? Not hardly. Unknown friend. He was just a little taller than I was.
MTL-9.jpgSandbag CityJust making sure that I am well protected in the next firefight.
MTL-10.jpgPeaceful spotI am not coming out until the mortar shelling stops.
MTL-11.jpgNew assignmentReady to join the Infantry from the FDC to the FO/RTO team. Somehow, I don't think I volunteered to do this!
MTL-12.jpgLet us prayPraying to God to keep me safe.
MTL-13.jpgWhere's Waldo?'s hard to find "Charlie" under all this jungle cover.
MTL-14.jpgClear-cuttingClearing the jungle so that we could see "Charlie" better.
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