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We're All In The Same Boat

Though he lost his best friend and suffered affects from Agent Orange exposure, James Graser recognizes that he was pretty lucky all in all. Enlisting afforded him some opportunities that he doesn't believe he would have had if he'd been drafted.

We found out why they called it "Rocket City" - we just finished building the radio tower and that night they blew it down.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Bearcat Base, Vietnam Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1968 - 1971

Veteran Organization: Point Man Ministries

Unit: 327th Sig

Specialty: 2GL3C

James' story was captured with the help of TPT's Minnesota Remembers Vietnam team at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

Story Themes: 327th Signal Battalion, Agent Orange, Army Commendation, Bearcat Base, Christmas, Commendation, Enlisting, Growing Up, Holiday, James Graser, Point Man Ministries, Signal Corps, State Fair Interviews, The VA, Watch, William Westmoreland

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