Led By Love of Country
The story is about the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Division serving in the Republic of South Vietnam 1967-1970. The story is derived from operation reports, battle scenes, magazine articles, interviews, and experience incurred in battle conditions.
“Grey Feathers” by Daniel M. DeWald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel M. DeWald was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and served in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division from August 1969 to August 1970. He had the rank of 1st Lieutenant and served as a combat platoon leader. As a result of the war, he received multiple commendation medals, including a Bronze Star for Valor (BSV) for saving people under hostile fire, a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster during a joint operation with the ARVN (Army of South Vietnam), an Air Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s badge, and others.
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