1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

Memories of a Regular from 3rd Platoon Alpha Company


by Al Ballard



Al Ballard - 1968


Al Ballard (left) - 1993



Al Ballard's service with the United States Military spanned 24 years, and included duty with
the United States Army, Coast Guard and Navy.

On the following pages, Al recounts his time with 3rd Platoon of Alpha Company, 1/22 Infantry.

Originally written as separate short stories for the Regimental Society newsletter,
the stories are joined together here, and provide one soldier's memory
of his tour of duty in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.





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