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Vietnam Veterans: Ron Severs, Marine Combat Engineer Trained For Trouble


February 11, 2019

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Cpl. Ron M. Severs, WERS-27, named Driver of the Month, circa 1970.

"Fasten your seat belts and stay in your seats," said the stewardess on a chartered commercial flight from Okinawa to Danang, Vietnam. "We have to make a quick descent."

It was 1969 as 18-year-old Ron Severs looked down on the streets of Danang, teeming with vehicles, tanks, military personnel and civilians. Severs still remembers that moment.

"I thought to myself, 'They're going to shoot at us. This is not a movie, this is the real thing,'" he said.

Severs joined the Marines immediately after graduating from Brevard High School in 1968.

"I graduated the first week in June, and on J...

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