Steve Budihas’ Photos

327 Infantry Veterans

1/327th Infantry “Above The Rest” Vietnam

Steve Budihas' Photos

budihas1SRRP’s – Short Range Reconnaissance Patrol,
my squad which operated independently for the D Company C.O.

(L-R standing)
Sgt. Stephen Budihas, Jummy Grifka, Petronilo Balatbat,
George Amitrano, Antoine (Andy) Roy
(L-R kneeling)
Doc Lincoln, Hanes, Johnny Hargett

budihas_srrp_patrolMembers of the 1/327 SRRP’s taking a break outside of Phu Loc, Spring 1969

(L-R) Sgt. Stephen Budihas, Petronilo Balatbat, George Amitrano, Robert Brown, Lt. Edwards


Sgt. Stephen Budihas, with Bach Ma in
the background.

I’m standing on a make shift firebase,
whose name I don’t recall, onto which
a battery of 105’s or 155’s was
brought in to pound the area.

D/1/327 was pulling security
for the operation while the redlegs and
construction guys got the place in order.

budihas_sergeants_three“Sergeants Three”

SSgt Donald Hawkins, Sgt. Stephen Budihas,
SSgt Gerald Garcia
On the floor of the A Shau, awaiting liftoff July 1969

Steve Budihas

It occurred to me that someone may bump into me one day, and I’d hate to miss the chance of saying hello to someone who served with me In Country, just because I don’t quite look 21 years old, any longer.

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