Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

Tom Buchan | 3rd Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment - Army

8:20   |   The first day in combat in Vietnam was a memorable one for Tom Buchan. He learned an RPG could hit at anytime, that you could fire your weapon for hours without having seen anything, that a path that ended abruptly was hiding something and that good peripheral vision was essential.

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