1/327th Infantry “Above The Rest” Vietnam
Steve Budihas' Photos
SRRP’s – Short Range Reconnaissance Patrol,
my squad which operated independently for the D Company C.O.
Sgt. Stephen Budihas, Jummy Grifka, Petronilo Balatbat,
George Amitrano, Antoine (Andy) Roy
Doc Lincoln, Hanes, Johnny Hargett
Members 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
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.
SSgt Donald Hawkins, Sgt. Stephen Budihas,
SSgt Gerald Garcia
On the floor of the A Shau, awaiting liftoff July 1969
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.