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"Whenever something happens to me today and I worry about what will happen, I just remember a Sunday afternoon on a Fire Base in Vietnam." (Memoir, page 3)

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   Edwin Mark Trawczynski
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Edwin Trawczynski leaning against a jeep, Charlie Aid Station, Vietnam [3/1969]
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Branch: Army
Unit: Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Service Location: Hue, Boc Hoa, A Shau Valley, Fire Base Roy, Camp Ra, Bien Hoa, Camp Eagle, and Fire Base Rifle, Vietnam; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 13th Field Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Rank: Specialist Five
Place of Birth: IL
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Arriving in Vietnam in late May 1969, Army medic Edwin Mark “Butch” Traczynski was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. Just a month earlier, the 101st had been involved in the infamous Battle of Hamburger Hill, and was now stationed in the A Shau Valley, nicknamed the Valley of Death. As he describes in his short memoir, he was forced to adjust quickly to the rigors of being a combat medic. His extensive photographic documentation of his time in the service illustrates daily scenes of life in Vietnam, while his correspondence with his family narrates his experience from his second day in country until a month before his departure.

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Letter to Folks [5/31/1969] Letter to folks [05/31/1969 Letter to Folks [06/04/1969]
Letter to Folks [06/06/1969] Letter to Folks [06/09/1969] Letter to Folks [06/20/1969]
Letter to Folks [06/22/1969] Letter to Dave (veteran's brother) [06/25/1969] Letter to Folks [06/29/1969]
Letter to Folks [06/30/1969] Letter to Mark [07/01/1969] Letter to Ma [07/02/1969]
Letter to Mark [07/07/1969] Letter to Folks [07/07/1969] Letter to Folks [07/09/1969]
Letter to Dave and Mark [07/09/1969] Letter to Ma [07/13/1969] Letter to Ma [07/19/1969]
Letter to Ma, Dad, Dave, and Mark [07/19/1969] Letter to Dad [07/25/1969] Letter to Folks [07/31/1969]
Letter to Ma [08/01/1969] Letter to Folks [08/02/1969] Letter to Ma, Pa, Dave, and Mark [08/12/1969]
Letter to Ma [08/17/1969] Letter to Ma, Dad, Dave, and Mark [08/19/1969] Letter to Folks [08/28/1969]
Letter to Folks [08/30/1969] Letter to Folks [09/04/1969] Letter to Folks [09/06/1969]
Letter to Folks [09/20/1969] Letter to Folks [09/21/1969] Letter to Folks [09/26/1969]
Letter to Dave [09/27/1969] Letter to Folks [10/07/1969] Letter to Folks [10/08/1969]
Letter to Folks [10/9/1969] Letter to Folks [10/13/1969] Letter to Folks [10/14/1969]
Letter to Folks [10/17/1969] Letter to Folks [10/25/1969] Letter to Folks [10/30/1969]
Letter to Ma [11/7/1969] Letter to Folks [11/11/1969] Letter to Mark [11/12/1969]
Letter to Dave [11/16/1969] Letter to Folks [11/17/1969] Letter to Folks [11/17/1969]
Christmas Card and letter to Folks [11/26/1969] Letter to Folks [11/29/1969] Letter to Folks [12/01/1969]
Letter to Folks [12/02/1969] Letter to Folks [12/04/1969] Letter to Dad [12/04/1969]
Letter to Folks [12/07/1969] Letter to Folks [12/26/1969] Letter to Folks [01/11/1970]
Letter to Folks [02/01/1970] Letter to Folks [unknown/1969] Two poems, hand copied from the Pacific Edition of Stars and Stripes
Letter from Dave to the veteran [12/14/1969] Christmas card from Larry Gallagher to veteran [12/1969] Letter from David Thomas to veteran [1/13/1970]
Letter from Tom R. LaPisto [1/15/1970]  
  
 
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