Dennis Yamamoto

性別 Male
生年月日 1948-1-9
出生地 Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
入隊した年 1968-4-2, Los Angeles CA
入隊のタイプ Draftee
所属・部署 Army
兵役のタイプ War
所属部隊のタイプ Combat
所属部隊 199th Light Infantry Brigade
特殊技能 Infantry, Driver, Motor Pool
最終目標 USA - Ft. Ord, CA
Camp Frenzell-Jones, Republic of South Vietnam
除隊した年 San Francisco CA
所属部隊の役割 Repel invasion forces at the foremost point of penetration. Search and destroy hidden enemy concentrations.
所属部隊での個人的役割 Infantry
Drive support commander to hotspots and forward units.
主な戦闘(交戦地帯へ従軍した場合) In the Vietnam 'conflict', there were few names given to the many confrontations that occured. Only the ones 'glamorized' by the press.
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) Nominated for Bronze Star during Tet offensive 1968
Army Commendation Medal twice for bravery above and beyond the call of duty during several engagements.
生活状況 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.

軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 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?'
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの Family and friends, hot showers and baths, home cooked meals, Mexican food.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと 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.

その他の情報 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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