Robert A. "C4Bob" Hackney Sr.

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Oct '64 -- Basic Training Co. M 5th Tng Bde - Ft Polk, LA
Jan '65 -- OJT Co B 4th Eng Bn 4th Inf. Div - Ft. Lewis, WA
Mar '65 -- Co C 11th Eng Bn 8th Army - Camp Stanley, Korea
Mar '66 -- Co D 237th Eng Bn - Heilbronn, Germany
Nov '67 -- Co C 82nd Eng Bn - Bamberg, Germany
Feb '68 -- Co C 8th Eng Bn 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile) - RVN
Sept '68 -- 249th Hospital, Japan
Feb '69 -- Co C 5th Eng Bn - Ft Leonard Wood, MO
Jun '70 -- Discharged

These reflections were all written during a period of healing and remembrance. Unfortunately, many years passed, two wives came and went, and too many jobs to count before I was able to admit that Vietnam was part of my life. Until 1989, I told no one, including wife #1 that I was a Vietnam Veteran.

Then, in the summer of 1989, all the pieces started falling apart. I stumbled onto a VA contract counselor; and, a year later, he recommended I admit myself to a VA Facility. I spent from April 1990 until May 1991 in "Club VA" and gained some knowledge about how to put the pieces of my life back together.

Today, it is much easier for me to say "I am proud to be a Vietnam Veteran." My one regret is that I have never located the medic that saved my life on September 14, 1968.

Copyright 1995 © by Robert A. Hackney Sr., All Rights Reserved

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