|I didn't spend a lot of time with my grandfather when I was growing up as he was always somewhere around the world and he and grandma lived just outside of Fort Ord in Castroville. I wish I had more information on his
career. He entered the army in '37, was an NCO during WWII, was a master sergeant during the Korean War and received a battlefield commission to the rank of Major (had a contract drawn guaranteeing that when the
commission was withdrawn, he would revert back to MSG) I do know he was in Nha Trang in 66 - 67 as a sergeant major. He retired in '67, but was reactivated soon after and sent to Germany. After Germany, it was back
to Nam in the 71st as the battalion CSM. I don't have the dates he was with the 71st, but the photos I have say Nov & Dec 1970. He retired again in '71, so I guess he was with the 71st until he retired. He once told me that
when the army added the command status to the sergeant major rank, that he was the second on the list. He worked another 25 years on Fort Ord in facilities maintenance. I've got some other Vietnam pics of him from
his '67 tour. I'll send you what I got. I'm sure there a lot of troopers that would remember him. My grandma once told me that Jack was a real son of a bitch hard ass that took no shit (her exact words). He was born
03/23/1919 and died on 01/17/2004 and is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetary in Texas. Feel free to use any of the info I've given you. Thanks for the info James. Also, James Hahn was a combat trucker (not
quite Vietnam old). My war was Desert Storm with the 250th Transportation Company (USAR) in L.A. California.