On 9 June 2016, we left Columbus, Georgia, and arrived in Atlanta for the 1st Infantry Division reunion, where we received a very warm welcome. During the two days we attended, we met and spoke with many interesting veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
We were introduced, by retired LTC Jim Holland, to Silver Star recipient Israel Tames, member of 1/2d Infantry. Israel had been in the Army since the mid 50's, and before his time in Vietnam was a proficient military skier, who, while stationed in Alaska, made a rescue of people stranded at the top of Mount McKinley way back when most people had never even heard of Vietnam.
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Master Sergeant Ray Bows, US Army (ret.) spent twenty years on active duty including overseas assignments in Korea, France, Vietnam, Germany, and Belgium, with TDY to Crete and Italy.