VIETNAM CHRONICLES

CAPTAIN RICHARD L. KLOPPENBURG

SHORT STORIES FROM 1966-1967 IN VIETNAM

BELOW ARE SOME TRUE BUT UNTOLD STORIES
VIETNAM WAS THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF MY GENERATION

Christmas Day Truce

During my one year tour in 1966 and 1967 the U.S. Government and the North Vietnamese government declared a truce on Christmas day. American birddog pilots or forward air controllers (FACS) were called upon to fly visual reconnance to determine if the VietCong was observing the truce? The Viet Cong knew that we were not to fire at them. I never observed any aggressive activity. At one point I did observe two VietCong come out into the open waved at me? On Christmas day of 1966, while I was stationed in Phan Thiet, I flew four missions to see if the VietCong was observing the truce.