9th Infantry Division - Riverine
by Tom Hain
I reported for the draft on Oct. 12,1967 in Des Plaines, Illinois. I
took basic training at Fort Lenard Wood and infantry training at Fort Polk.
I was a grunt in the 9th Infantry from April 8, 1968, to May 18, 1969.
I was part of the Mobile Riverine Force that worked in the Mekong Delta
area south of Saigon. It was a joint Army/Navy operation.
I departed from and returned to Oakland Army Terminal. I was a sergeant
when I was discharged on May 18,1969.
It was a very different experience than most of the Vietnam vets that
I've met or read about. I think others might like to know about an inter-service
unit that worked.
Thomas J. Hain
Tom may be reached at: Haveco1@ameritech.net
Member of the Mobile Riverine Force Association