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Kenneth L. Armstrong

In Cold War, Korean War, Petersen, Vietnam War on July 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Armstrong, Kenny

Born 1934
Died 2007
GMM1 (Guided Missile Man Tech) in US Navy, 1952-1972
Korean War, Vietnam War


Greg Lynn Garrett

In Petersen, Vietnam War on July 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Garrett, Greg Lynn

Born 1950
2nd cousin
US Army, June 1970-February 1972
Vietnam War

Entered the Army in June 1970, did his basic training in Ky. Then he went to N. J. for 6 weeks of advanced electronics in communications and then to Thiland for about a year. He was out of the army in February 1972.

Clyde Hix

In Cold War, Petersen, Vietnam War on June 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm


US Marines
Second cousin (removed), father to Dominic Hix

Jim “Jimmie” Lee Mundy

In Mundy, Vietnam War on June 28, 2009 at 1:04 am

Mundy, Jim

Born 1946
5th cousin
US Marines
Vietnam War

Martin Mundy, “Son of Donna and Merlin Mundy. He volunteered for an extra tour in Vietnam, tried to do 3 but they wouldn’t let him. [I heard that he] beat up an officer at Great Lakes and went AWOL. Lived on a commune (Padanaram) for a while. First lived in a cave, and would cut timber in the daytime. The FBI was looking for him, and he had a beard, and they showed him a picture of himself, he said, “No. Never have seen him before.” He is now deceased, lung cancer.”

Please read the comments below for more about Jim Lee Mundy.

Martin Earl Mundy

In Mundy, Vietnam War on June 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

Mundy, Martin (portrait)

Mundy, Martin - Japan 1969

Born October 31, 1948 in Martin County, Indiana
US Navy, July 23, 1968-June 23, 1972
Vietnam War

“I would have never went in. During Vietnam, people were getting killed right and left. I didn’t know anybody that would have went in on their own. It was in 1972 that they did away with the draft. I joined in 1968, boot camp and Electricians Mate A school in San Diego. Served on the USS Pritchett DD561 out of home port San Diego, 6 month cruse west Pacific and then on the USS Kretchmer DER 329, 1-1970 to 6-23-1972, spy ship that floated around Cuba.”

Gary Mundy

In Mundy, Vietnam War on June 28, 2009 at 12:55 am

Mundy, Gary ORIGINAL

Born 1946
Yoeman in US Navy, April 1966-January 1970
Vietnam War

“I was probably 19 years old when the picture was taken. I was a yoyo [Yoeman]. I was in the regular active Navy from April 1966 to January 1970. I got an early out because of reduction in forces due to winding down in Viet Nam. I was in the Navy Reserves from about 1982 to 1985.

The picture was made by a civilian outfit at Pearl Harbor. I tried to remain at Pearl but was shipped out to the destroyer fleet for the last two years. I was on USS HAWKINS (DD-873) most of the time and then transferred to USS ROBERT L. WILSON (DD-847) for a few months before my release. I reported to the ship in drydock at Boston in bitter cold weather and thought I’d been sent to Hell. There was little heat and I thought I’d surely freeze to death.

One thing that did warm my heart that winter was when I was staggering back to the ship alone on Xmas Eve. A guy in a pickup truck, also really tipsy, said come on get in and I’ll give you a lift. I recall he said, “”come on, I’m not a f—–g queer.”” He took me to his house, though how we ever made it with his weaving about the roadway, I’ll never know. His wife and her grandfather were there and they had a great meal. I spent the evening with them and they drove me back to the ship. The old man had been in the Navy during WWI I recall and told me a few stories. I was lucky to have been transferred to destroyers.

Some of my shipmates at Pearl were sent to river patrol boats in Viet Nam. The stay at Gitmo, Cuba, was interesting. Hawkins was supposed to go to the war zone but kept having some mechanical problems after the drydock in Boston.”

Ed Mundy

In Mundy, Vietnam War on June 28, 2009 at 12:47 am

Mundy, Ed

Born 1943
5th cousin
US Navy (career)
Vietnam War

Son of Donna and Merlin Mundy. Eddie was in the Navy, and was on a “Swift Boat” that patroled the rivers in Viet Nam at the same time Jim was there. Retired from the GM foundry where my father worked.