Last U.S. Ground Forces Withdraw From Vietnam – 39 years ago yesterday. What happened?

39 YEARS ago yesterday….11 August 1972

With the deactivation of the 3rd Battalion of the 21st U.S.
Infantry, the last American ‘ground’ combat units were pulled out of South
Vietnam. The 1,043 man unit had been assigned to the U.S. airbase at Da Nang. However,
sea operations continued and more than 40,000 U.S. servicemen remained in

Turn you sound on, and check out
to see if the war wa really over.

Also, this link will take you to about 10 pages worth of
pictures from the coast of Vietnam, circa 1972:

And of course, the crew of Mullinnix  — my shipmates:

Where has the time gone? Where are all my shipmates? Where is our youth? It trust it was well spent…

Drink one of us,




~ by Frank Wood on 12 August 2011.

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