Seeing this (M1A1 Abrams) tank brought back many memories. I was platoon leader of four M42 dusters in Viet Nam 1967-68. Second field force. Our mission was security for fire bases and securing perimeters and running convoys on highway one to Cu Chi,and Tay Ninh. and Ben Luc Each duster had two 40 mm. guns […]
MOA Veteran Community Story Highlight: Chuck P.
In late May of 1972, I was assigned to Delta Co 1/12, and we were located in Pleiku providing security for all of the units that were standing down in that area. Our battalion reenlistment NCO got his hooks in me, and I took another burst of three. Just what was I thinking? Little did […]
Memorial Day Remembrance
What does Memorial Day mean to you? It can mean very different things to each individual. However, the reason for Memorial Day is to remember those Americans who served, fought, and died for our country in the defense of freedom, liberty, and their families. It’s to remember their ultimate sacrifice to keep us free. It’s […]
Civilian Wear Quick Guide – Medals & Ribbon Racks on Non Uniform Articles
Although medal displaying was encouraged in Great Britain and other allied countries after WWII, the U.S. did not develop the tradition early on. As medals have become more available and the services have improved on issuing and presenting them, Americans are starting up their own tradition of displaying their awards after service whether that is at […]