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Mike McDuffee

Estimate date of arrival at 317th

September, 1968

Estimate date of departure from unit

June, 1969

Rank while with unit?


Summary of your experience while assigned to the 317th.

I drove 5 tons most of the time, all the fun things like trash. I did like the coal run (we used coal for heating boilers then) when you got to the coal yard they would hand you a flippie while you waited to get loaded, I meant the truck. I learned things like if your squad beats on the head ache board protesting your driving you just raise the bed so they can’t get to it and they stay quiet for a while

I missed Eschborn when I got to Vietnam and in the brief period of time I was in country I used everything I had learned in the 317th.


Mike McDuffee

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