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Veterans History Project: Bill Reynolds

William (Bill) Reynolds was born August 5, 1946 and never could have imagined where he’d be spending his 21st birthday. Most teens grow up expecting to be in Las Vegas or with a bunch of friends at the bars. Not in the middle of the Vietnam War hiding behind rice patties, where Bill eventually spent his 21st birthday.

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Veterans History Project: Robert Davison

Having fought for a whole six months in one of the most intense and questionable wars in the history of the United States, Robert Davison can clearly remember the horrifying, eye-piercing images, battles and hardships that each soldier had to go through.

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Veterans History Project: Hobart Ellis

Shooting from “dark to daylight”, the battles in Kason Mai, Vietnam were some of the most tremendous battles of the Vietnam War, recalled E-7 Gunnery Sergeant Hobart Ellis. “The only thing that stopped the shooting were the monsoons.”

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Veterans History Project: Bob Scobie

Flying was always in his blood. He just needed a little taste to get hooked. Retired Marine Captain Bob Scobie made a career out of flying airplanes. Scobie joined the Marine Corps in 1962 after a recruiter who knew of Scobie’s love of flight convinced the college freshman to take a trip during spring break. Well, it wasn’t exactly a trip.