The Vietnam War: I was there

Credit UPI Photo by Jeff Taylor 4/19/72

by Gerald A. Boulette

Yes, I was there, along with a thousand other young boys…rather, men! I saw, I did, and I’ve seen it all. It’s hard for some people to visualize what it’s like to see a man die right in front of you. For me, it will be forever in my mind. For the veterans, war will always be a figment of their mind ‘til the end. I’m reminded every month, every year of Vietnam, in one way or another. Never to forget to see your fellow comrade fall in battle. I’ve seen it all and hope never again. Yes, I’ve been there, and seen it all. My thoughts and prayers are with the future vets who will fight in all these next wars. I know what they face!

Gerald A. Boulette was a Specialist Four in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam from December 1966 through December 1967.


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