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Blaine Love

“We thought we were actually making the world a better place, but even in 1967 the war was getting too political.” Dates in Vietnam: 1966–1967 Branch of Service: U.S. Army Rank during active duty: Specialist 4

Love volunteered for military duty when he was 21 years old. At the time, his older brother was stationed in Germany. Love served in the Military Police, providing convoy escort, patrol duty and guard duty; he acted as infantry when they went on operations. Fond memories are few and far between, but Love recalls the time he met Bob Hope backstage during a USO tour. One of Love’s friends, last name Faith, was with him. Love had a picture taken of the three of them: “Faith, Hope, and Love.”

Tiney Corbett, Jr.

“I don’t regret my service. I went where I was ordered to go just as soldiers before me have done to perform a job.” Dates in Vietnam: 1969–1971 Branch of Service: U.S. Army Rank during active duty: Sergeant

Corbett was 19 years old when he enlisted. With no money for college, he felt that entry into the military was the right thing to do, especially since his father had fought in World War II. Basic training at Fort Bragg was Corbett’s first time away from home, and his mother and friends were not happy about him entering the war. As a combat engineer, he worked with explosives, built bridges, roads, bunkers, and airstrips, and set up base camps.

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