218th Military Police Company in Vietnam
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The day most looked forward to for a whole year, many marking each day on a "short timers" calendar. The thought of catching the "Freedom Bird" could get you through about any day.
Above: John Scott captured these photos at the 97th Battlion Replacement Center. Left Photo: Jim Smith;Second from Left Photo (L to R) John Coffman, Craig Dunton & Georg; Third from Left Photo: Larry Vanderslik; all look happy to wait those last few hours; while Right photo: Jack Teatsorth looks a little perplexed, CRB, '69.
Above: L to R Drew Sowards, Dave Morisette, John Stanton, John Coffman & Larry Vanderslik awaiting transportation to that "Freedom Bird," CRB, '69.
Above: Nothing to do but wait, unknowns also waiting for transportation, CRB,'69.>
"Welcome Home Jim" signs greeted Jim Sabo upon returning to the land of the big PX in Dec '69. Many others received a similar reception at home after a less than "welcome" reception at the airport.
<Left: Looking like short-timers, standing L to R John Coffman, Ron Coleman, kneeling L to R W.O. Buffkin, Ernie Rich.
Right: L to R Coffman, Bufkin & Rich. Camp McDermott, '69.>