Vietnam 1st Battalion
B, E (TF) Companies 1968 – 1969
“My name is Lew Legat and I served with B Company 1/327 from 3/68 to 8/68 and then again in 2/69. I was with Tiger Force from 8/68 to 2/69 and learned trade of sneaking through the jungles with very few people. I arrived in the field with B Company the day it was bombed by the Marine jet on FB Birmingham and survived the assault and hard fighting around FB Vehgel in April ’68. Got to hump the boonies around FB Eagles Nest, FB Berchtesgaden and into the A Shau Valley. I served with some truly fine individuals and through reunions and the Internet, have gotten to renew those strong friendships. Having survived the war, I live everyday as a blessing and am humbled in the company of fellow grunts.
I now live on Whidbey Island in Washington State with Jeannie, my wife for 33 years. I am a civil engineer and work for a small rural county. My children are grown and gone from the nest and we now have our first grandchild to spoil. Jeannie and I are looking forward to some traveling and meeting old grunts as we travel the country.”