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Vietnam Veterans: Larry McCall: From Rosman To Rice Paddies

 

January 29, 2018

Courtesy photo

Larry and Elaine McCall on their wedding day.

John "Larry" McCall graduated from Rosman High School in 1967 and was drafted into the Army in 1968 at age 19. He and nine other young men from this area reported to Fort Bragg for basic training and then to Fort Polk, La. for Advanced Infantry Training.

To McCall's regret, upon arrival in Vietnam his nine friends were dispersed to the 25th Infantry Division in the jungle while he was sent to the 9th Infantry Division in Tan Tru and Tan An, southwest of Saigon. The division's area of operations was in the maze of rivers, narrow canals and rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, an extremely cha...



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