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Stephen Speer  

Battle for Kontum

I was Capt. William S. Reader's crew chief at the time. I also remember the C-130 crash at Kontum, the door to door fighting between the N.V.A and the Arvns, the T-52's, and the TOW firing UH-1B's. The funeral of John Paul Vann at Camp Holloway; I had to jump start the C-130 that took him home. Too many flashbacks to this day- I don't know how I made it. I'll never forget these men, the sights, the sounds, even the smells.

Stephen Speer <>
Redding, CA USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 17:49:44 (PST)

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