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  1. Bob McCRACKEN
    October 8, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

    Glad to read the story on 1lt Dave Anson.
    I knew Dave at university of nebraska omaha in 1983 thru 85. He is a good guy and has a very compelling story. Thanks for telling his story.


    • davidegrogan
      October 8, 2019 @ 8:40 PM

      Bob – thanks for your comment. I’ll pass along to Dave that you took the time to read his story and left a comment.


  2. Mike King
    February 3, 2020 @ 8:15 PM


    Thanks for publishing Dave Anson’s story. Brought back a lot of memories. I finished my Artillery O.C.S. stint at Sill in the fall of ‘68 but, luck of the draw or whatever it’s called, was assigned to Germany (75 of my class finished, 71 went to Southeast Asia, 4 to Europe). Do remember that 1 good friend/class member, Irving Chenoweth, was killed 3 months after arriving in ‘Nam-Tây Ninh/small arms fire apparently. He & I enlisted at the same time, went through Basic together at Fort Leonard Wood and then the A.I.T. & O.C.S. exercise at Sill. Irving was awarded: Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Artillery Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal. What a loss!


    • davidegrogan
      February 3, 2020 @ 8:49 PM

      Mike – thanks for taking the time to read Dave’s story and for letting me know about your service and Irving Chenoweth’s. Irving sounds like he must have done some heroic things in Vietnam, so I’m really glad you brought his name into the discussion. Now everyone who read’s Dave’s story will also see Irving’s name and remember his sacrifice. I have a special connection to you artillery guys. Not only have I worked with a number of soldiers from the 1st/40th to tell their stories, but my son is a young artillery officer with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. You are all great role models for him – thanks for your service in the Army!


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