Mc Kinley, Don

327 Infantry Veterans
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Mc Kinley, Don
1st Battalion,ABU Troops

Vietnam 1st Battalion

Don Mc Kinley

A Company 1968

Joined the Army July 1965
Basic and AIT @ Fort Polk, LA July – Nov 1965
Jump school @ Fort Benning, GA Nov – Dec 1965
Special Forces Training Smoke Bomb Hill Fort Bragg, NC 1966
HQ Co. 3/187 Fort Campbell, KY 1967
Went to Viet Nam with Division Dec. 1967 with HQ Co. 3/187 Dec. 1967
Assigned to A Co. 1/327 Feb. 1968.
Wounded July 29, 1968 on hill that would become a Fire Base (maybe Eagle Nest)

Hospitalized Field hospital God knows where.
Transferred to Da Nang for 8 or 9 days.
Transferred to 106 hospital in Japan for 6 weeks.
Transferred to Fort Sam Huston until out Nov. 1968

CIB, Bronze Star, ARCOM, and Purple Heart awarded in Vietnam 1968.

I met my wife Marti in Boulder, Colorado in Oct. 1969 and we were married April 18, 1970. We moved to Canada in 1971, had a son, Shea, in 1973. Marti has put up with me for 32 years now so I guess she’s a keeper.

Occupation: Cased Hole Completion Tech (Oilfield). Marti and I went to our first reunion last year 2001 and although we can’t make it every year, I hope we make it often.

Big Mac
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