Life of the Author: Preparing for Nam at Fort Campbell

Before self-publishing Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA Ronny Ymbras was a paratrooper who started with the 82nd Airborne and later went to fight with the 101st Screaming Eagles in Vietnam. Below are some of the photos from his training at Fort Campbell




Ft Campbell, KY

B Company 1/502 barracks, 6am every morning
KP (kitchen police) back sink – Ronny Ymbras, Tom Schwarzman RIP cancer a few years ago, Steve “Scotty Scott RIP 7/21/16
Frank “Pineapple” Laika RIP 30 days to go Nov ’68
Ready for operations
Boarding the Huey UH-1
Combat Assault
All the young dudes on the 34 foot tower
Pineapple and I on the 34′ jump tower
Last formation at Fort Campbell
Last formation ending, heading to Nashvile for our last weekend stateside
B Company 1/502nd inf – 101st Airborne division
Sgt Striker the Screaming Eagle leading us to Vietnam




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