In January 1966, Private 1st Class Ron Heurlin flew into Tan Son Nhat Airbase in Saigon, Vietnam. He was a member of Company B, 28th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, known as the “Black Lions.”
“I signed up to be a ‘ground pounder’ in the ‘Big Red One,’” the 66-year-old Punta Gorda Isles resident said with a smile. “I was born in Lynn, Mass., and went to war when I was 18 years old.
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