Veteran of the Week: Jim Myer

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Jim Myer in Vietnam. Courtesy photo

Jim Myer

Served in Vietnam from 1969-1971.
The older picture of Jim in Vietnam was taken in Chu Lai after he had been hit by a grenade.

He was in the Army as a 11-B-20 infantry platoon sergeant.

He was an RTO (radio telephone operator)

Fun Fact about his time in Vietnam:

Jim and his medic friend were asked to do a what you call “smelly” jobs for the platoon.
After setting a fire and the smoke blowing back to the officer’s quarters. Let’s just say they weren’t assigned that task again.

To be featured in Veteran of the Week, veterans should call the Sun office at 562-430-7555, and arrange to pick up a star taken from a retired U.S. Flag. Then take a picture of yourself with the star and send it to us, preferably with a picture from your service days.

Veteran of the Week: Jim Myer