I am Jack Stahl and I was raised in a small town in eastern South Dakota. As all of us that are of Vietnam age, I knew I was going to Vietnam. It was just a matter of time. At Fort Dix, New Jersey, I
learned to walk during 8 weeks of basic combat infantry training. After that, I learned how to run during 8 weeks of advanced infantry training. After the above 16 weeks, I was assigned to a newly
formed infantry Company/Battalion that was being formed and trained to go to Vietnam as a unit. They were located at General Patton's "Hell On Wheels" at Fort Hood, Texas. We were out in the field
Monday morning through Friday night. I remained here until I received my orders to go to Officer's Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia where, after completing the Officer's Candidate School, I
received my Commission as an Officer in the United States Army.
|By far, one of my favorite military pictures. My buddy and I are peeling 100 pounds of spuds during our KP duty. I feel my
time as an enlisted member of the Army made me a better Officer. I'm the one on the right with the spud in my knife.
Company Command Board With Captain James R. Starling As Company Commander And 1st Sergeant Harry D. Lake Captain Starling And Myself Having Supper In Our Quarters
Company Command Board With Captain James R. Winstead As Company Commander And 1st Sergeant Harry D. Lake - Right photo - Captain James Winstead In Our Quarters - I feel very blessed to have
served under both of these commanders. I learned a lot by the example both these men set not only with me, but how they acted with the men in our company.
|Everybody's Favorite Day - Getting Ready For Payday
|Getting Ready For The Workday
|Bob Hope Christmas Show - 1969
|Neil Armstrong In Blue Jumpsuit - First Man On The Moon
|Bob Hope Wearing Blue Hat
|Connie Stevens In Red Dress
|Connie Stevens In Blue Dress
|Half way on the way to Battalion Headquarters, it goes from safe to unsafe, which means you switch to lock and load and full military gear including steel hat and flack jacket.
|Arriving At 11th Transportation Battalion Headquarters At Cat Lai
|Turned Over 20 Ton Crane At Cogido
|Off Loading At Cogido Barge Site
|Myself At A Turned Over 20 Ton Crane
|Me Standing At The Side Of A Crane
|Picking Up A New 20 Ton Crane And Returning It To Cogido
|Above & Below - Picking Up A Second 20 Ton Crane And Returning It To The Cogido Barge Site Via Water Which Was A Two-Day Trip
|Having Breakfast With The Captain Of The Boat
|Civilian Girls Working At The Motor Pool
|Looks Like They're Having A Good Time Working At The Motor Pool
|Vietnam Military National Cemetery
|Civilians Going Off To Work
A civilian lost his life at Cogido Barge site and, with the help of the young lady in the white dress, I visited his parents in Saigon. The above eight photos show the children following me from the road to
the house, then me leaving the house. This was very emotional.
|Packing Up To Go Home After A Year In Vietnam
|Plane At Long Binh To Take Me Home
|View Inside Plane After Take Off - Very Happy GI's
|Would very much appreciate any help with names of the men in the photos. In case anyone is interested, Kathy Lou (as shown in the photos of my jeep) and I just celebrated our 52nd Wedding
E-Mail Me - Jack Stahl
|The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley - 1970
|Above And Below - Photos Of 402nd Area - Motor Pool - Headquarters
|Me Making Bacon For Breakfast