In May of 1968 I reported to Fort Sill, OK, for Field Artillery Officer Training. I completed the Training in Three Months. In September of 1968, I began Primary Helicopter Training at Fort Wolters, Texas and graduated in December of 1968, In January of 1969, I began Helicopter training at Fort Rucker, AL and graduated in June, 1969 as a Helicopter Pilot. In June of 1969 I flew from Travis AFB to Saigon, Vietnam and Long Binh where I was assigned to the 12th Group. From there I went to the 11th Combat Aviation BN in Phu Loi, Vietnam in June 1969, and then was assigned to the 128th Assault Helicopter Company as a Helicopter Pilot.
I flew on numerous Missions for the 128th until December, 1969. Then I became the 128th AHC's Administration Officer and from then on I flew as a Mission Commander for the 128th AHC every fourth day. In January 1970, I went to Sydney, Australia on my six day R and R. I returned to the 128th and continued to fly missions til June of 1970 when I came home to Woodland, CA