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Nha Trang - The Veterans
Where are they now?

SP5 -> SGM Dean Guida Headquarters

1968- 20 yrs old
In 569th when: Apr. '68 - Jan. '69

2002- 55 yrs old
From: Detroit Lakes MN
MOS: Map Compiler
What you did: Company Clerk
ETS: 15 Jan 73
Living Now In: Moorhead, Minnesota
Maritial Status: Married w/2 sons
Present Work: Ret Military/Maint Engr
Birthdate: April 7, 1948
Phone: 218-236-5759
Contact Email:

Memorable Vietnam Experiences and Friendships

Getting caught downtown Nha Trang during an alert. Made it back to camp next morning but still had to fill a few sandbags. Going on R&R with John Copeland to Hong Kong & returning to Nam with the Hong Kong flu and ending up in the hospital for a few days (with Copeland)

2001: Currently working as a Maintenance Engineer with Moorhead Public Housing and moonlighting as many construction jobs as time permits (mostly the non-paying type for friends and relatives (my children)).                

Life after Vietnam: Joined the National Guard in 1974 and served on an Active Guard Reserve tour for the next 23 years. Retired from the National Guard in October of 1997 as Minnesota's Operations NCO for Recruiting and Retention.


Future Plans:
Soon to be a full time Grandpa which I know will keep both Jeanie & me very busy....  

Editor's Note:
For all you doubters that might be out there... Yes Mr Dean Guida makes a very Impressive Sergeant Major!  
and a great looking family man as well. :-)
BTW... the girl stroking his cheek in the pic above?...
Dean was surely explaining that he was saving himself for his one and only true love...

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