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Things That Matter!


By Mel Major

Thank You Ed!

Thank You from the Proud Americans!

My unit is now deployed in Iraq. I send them "care

packages" occasionally. It's great to help them in

their tour in Iraq.

Honorable Discharge

Thank you Mel!

Army Commendation Medal

Vietnam Class of '69

A Cannoneer's Silence

Artillery Brings Dignity


To The Wall

SD Vets Bonus!

Recieved from Chapter 65, Vietnam Veterans of America.

The Berkshire Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A product of years of hard fighting with "city hall". Funded and installed by Chapter 65, Vietnam Veterans of America.

Thanks Ralph!

Wow, Tony what an awesome family history!

Carl Remembers!

From My Daughter!

From sister Susie!

The AK47!

Thanks Jon!

Waiting Out the Dawn

President Reagan!

President Ford!

General Westmoreland!

Governor Whitman!

SSgt. Sam Small Jr.

"Sgt. Sam the Cookie Man!"

Killed at French Fort, August 11, 1969

The Wall, Panel 19W, Line 005

Rest Well My Friend

II Field Forces Patch!

The 2/32 was attached to the II Field Forces during the time I was in country.

Army Good Conduct Medal

The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military decorations of the US Military. The Navy first issued it in 1869, the Army in 1941.

The National Defense Service Medal

Originally commissioned by President Eisenhower. Created in 1953.

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

South Vietnam established this decoration in 1950. It is modeled after the French Croix de guerre. This medal was twice awarded to my unit in Vietnam.

Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal

First established in 1964, this medal was awarded to my unit in 1971.

Vietnam Campaign Medal

Established by Vietnam in 1966, this decoration was most commonly bestowed on US military personnel.

Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star

This medal was created in 1965 by order of President Johnson. It was designed by sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones. The silver star indicated that I participated in five campaigns while in Vietnam.

Meritorious Unit Commendation

This is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six months during the period of military operations against an armed enemy.

All Earned Ribbons

This is how the ribbons look when worn on uniform. I am not sure if the order is correct.

Expert Rifleman Badge - M16

My Basic Training Photo!

Boy, if I had only known what was about to happen!