Memo to Charlie Company ... and all of you
_ Grady Myers was an M-60 machine gunner in Company C’s 2nd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 8th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in late 1968 and early 1969. If you served with him you knew him as "Hoss." When you read his memoir "Boocoo Dinky Dow," as I hope you will, it's bound to stir up some memories that are very different from his. After all, this book is one man's recollection of an intense and chaotic time when, as Grady put it, "we were all just kids."
I created this blog so that you could share your own versions of what happened in training and in country, or what's happened in your lives since then. Comments of other veterans, family and friends -- all readers -- are also welcome. I'd like to hear, for example, how today's war experiences compare to those in Vietnam. Just send me an email with your message and I'll turn it into a blog post.
Grady liked nothing better than a good story -- his always included sound effects -- so fire away.
Julie Titone is co-author of the Grady Myers memoir "Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War." Grady was an M-60 machine gunner in The U.S. Army's Company C’s 2nd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in late 1968 and early 1969. His Charlie Company comrades knew him as Hoss. Thoughts, comments? Send Julie an email.