Vietnam 1st Battalion
Robert W. Ledbetter
H & H (TF) Company 1967 – 1968
I was in Vietnam from July of 1967 to July 1968. I joined SGT. Lee’s team. Lee put me in for Sgt. before he left. I then joined Sgt. Collins team, I was just behind him when he was killed, he was just about to go on R and R when I joined the Tigers.
We were in Chu Lie and I was shot in the right arm. I left the field for 28 days, then right back to Tiger Force. I was there when – Green, Varney, Ingram, Sgt. Collins, and Capt. Mcgaha, were killed. I was getting my right arm taken care of, when King was killed. Two other men were killed then. I can’t remember their names.
There was also another man that died of his wounds the same day Capt. Mcgaha was killed. They pulled him up to a chopper, he died later. SSGT. Haugh was also killed with a line company. He was in trouble with an officer. I think he was a First LT. I remember I didn’t like him either.
I was shot on the 29th of Sept. 1967. When I came back to the states, they sent me to the 82nd. I got out of the army in Jan. of 1969.