By Lewy Guenter
In response to various categorized army files, Lewy offers the 1st systematic research of the process the Vietnam battle, the explanations for the failure of yank process and strategies, and the factors of the ultimate cave in of South Vietnam.
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Loyal M. Haynes, who led it, combined the th and d Regiments with portions of the division artillery and a company of tanks. The force began preparing its positions. ”21 Freeman and Haynes did not get along. As Freeman later recalled: Finding himself nearly in the front lines of desperate hand-to-hand combat did not appeal to [Haynes]—to say the least. My ﬁrst problem with Haynes was his calling me to report to him at his CP some miles to the rear. Twice this happened when we were at the critical stage of repulsing strong enemy attacks.
Sergeant Doug Graney, recalls how Capt. Perry Sager, the Easy Company commander, came to the company on the Naktong River line in an incident involving the diﬃculty of communicating to headquarters exactly what the situation was at the front: [The company commander] was a good oﬃcer. I was his radio operator. He brought the company to Korea from Fort Lewis. He was a positive thinking type of person. He knew the names of most everyone in the company and was not reluctant to praise men openly for a job well done.
No veteran remembers all The d Infantry Regiment and Col. Paul Freeman of the speech, but many recall Freeman’s promise to give every soldier three days oﬀ to settle his aﬀairs. Given all that had to be done, this was a stiﬀ commitment, but he carried through on his promise. Just after the regiment received the order to move to Korea, an incident occurred involving an NCO that underlined Freeman’s attention to the well-being of all soldiers. Sergeant Frank Butler had planned to get married later in the year.
America in Vietnam by Lewy Guenter