Finding My Platoon Brothers: Vietnam Then and Now

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Glyn Haynie

I have been married to my patient wife Sherrie for 32 years and have five children, 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

I enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18. My military career spanned 20 years during which I served my country until my retirement in March of 1989.  I turned 19 soon after arriving in Vietnam where I found myself fighting with the Americal (23rd) Infantry Division. Before retiring, I served as a drill instructor, a first sergeant, and finally as an instructor for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA).

During my 20 year service in the Army, I was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, French Commando Badge, Drill Instructor Badge and Army Recruiting Badge.

After retirement from the Army, I completed an AAS degree in Management, a BS degree in Computer Information Systems, and an MA degree in Computer Resources and Information Systems. I worked as a software engineer/project manager for eight years and then taught at Park University as a full-time instructor, and as an adjunct instructor for thirteen years. I was an adjunct instructor for the Graduate program at Saint Edwards University for one year.

Today, I enjoy staying home writing about my military experiences and of the brotherhood I'd experienced in Vietnam.