Dennis Yamamoto

Sexo Male
Fecha de Nacimiento 1948-1-9
Lugar de Nacimiento Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1968-4-2, Los Angeles CA
Tipo de Alistamiento Draftee
Afiliación Militar Army
Tipo de servicio prestado War
Tipo de unidad militar Combat
Unidades a las que sirvió 199th Light Infantry Brigade
Especialidad militar Infantry, Driver, Motor Pool
Asignado USA - Ft. Ord, CA
Camp Frenzell-Jones, Republic of South Vietnam
Retirado San Francisco CA
Responsabilidad en la unidad Repel invasion forces at the foremost point of penetration. Search and destroy hidden enemy concentrations.
Responsabilidad individual Infantry
Drive support commander to hotspots and forward units.
Batallas principales (si sirvió en una zona de guerra) In the Vietnam 'conflict', there were few names given to the many confrontations that occured. Only the ones 'glamorized' by the press.
Reconocimientos, medallas, menciones (individuales o de la unidad) Nominated for Bronze Star during Tet offensive 1968
Army Commendation Medal twice for bravery above and beyond the call of duty during several engagements.
Condiciones de Vida Infantry - Slept on the ground and in foxholes or under bushes. etc. Had C rations for meals.

When I was a driver, I slept in the barracks. We built rooms and acquired fans. Bought TV and stereo and refrigerator. The cubicles became an escape from the realities of war. Cold showers. Good mess hall. Played basketball, football and baseball.

Recuerdo más vívido de la experiencia militar First attack of base camp - shaking, sweating, heart pounding, blood, dead friends, nervous, clumsy, uncertainty of fate, thoughts of family and friends and above all ... 'what the hell am I doing in Hell?'
Lo que más extraño durante su tiempo en las fuerzas armadas Family and friends, hot showers and baths, home cooked meals, Mexican food.
¿En lo personal, qué obtuvo de su experiencia militar? Most important was the 'growing-up' process that made me more determined to succeed in life and the pursuit of happiness. Each day I am alive is a bonus, because I should have died with my infantry unit that was wiped out the week I started driving.

Graduated top 10% nationally for associated schools of business from U.S.C. in 4 years (2 + 2).

I value and appreciate life more than most who have never been through war.

Información adicional Eagle Scout 1965 - Koyasan Troop 379 - L.A.

379th Drum and Bugle Corp. State Champions 1962-63. 5th nationally.

Assistant Scoutmaster - OCBC Troop 578 - Anaheim.

Manager - Owner Hook Co. - Japanese hooks, Most quality. Highest price. Famous in fishing circles of So. Cal.

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