My Vietnam HELL | FR Phil Salois Silver Star | Bought The T-Shirt #242

My Vietnam HELL features Father Phil Salois who served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, before becoming a Catholic priest.

My Vietnam HELL | FR Phil Salois Silver Star

Father Phil Salois, served in Vietnam with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Regiment. In his first months there, he saw his fair share of combat. Phil’s unit spent a lot of time trudging along the rice paddies, looking for an enemy who chose when and where to strike. After a fraught time in country and earning the US Silver Star, Father Phil came back to the United States. With his perennial faith unshaken, Phil became a Catholic priest and a spiritual advisor to his fellow veterans. Suffering with PTSD himself, Father Phil has worked tirelessly to help Vietnam veterans. His work has also included veterans from recent conflicts, such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Transcript from ‘My Vietnam HELL’ podcast

Father Phil – We dragged him in, turned him over and he had received a round in the chin. It had ricocheted off the ground and hit him in the chin. It went up to the top of his head and he never knew what him. The guy said we need to go out and get these other guys, so I say okay but we’ve got to bring some help as I can’t carry anybody by myself. So a couple of guys went out with me and we went back out there. People were covering fire for us and we found a lieutenant and the point man. The point man was injured so we carried him back, only to find out he’d lost an eye in that injury.

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Black Ops In Vietnam | Alan Cutter US NAVY | Bought The T-Shirt #241

Black Ops In Vietnam features Alan Cutter, who served in the Vietnam War, as part of the US Naval Advisory Group.

Black Ops In Vietnam | Alan Cutter US NAVY

Alan Cutter’s military career began in 1969, after he enlisted into the US Naval Security Group. He trained to become a commissioned officer and was sent to Vietnam to officially work as an interpreter. Many of his assignments were listed as, ‘According to the needs of the service’.

After attaining his Master of Divinity, Alan served as a pastor, whilst completing his Doctor of Ministry degree. Alan was eventually diagnosed with PTSD and then with Agent Orange related Parkinson’s disease. While frequenting a Veteran’s center, he met Father Phil Salois and joined the organisation Phil had founded the year before. After retiring as a pastor, Alan has written many acclaimed books, whilst enjoying the Florida sunshine.

Transcript from ‘Black Ops In Vietnam’ podcast

Alan – I went the X.O. and I said this was a very strange incident and I described what had happened. He just looked at me and said, you know what you’ve done? I told them to take care of them. They actually looked at me and said, you’ve signed their death warrant.

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