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USO Girls entertain the troops
War Zone C - Christmas 1971
Photo: Gary D. Harrington

   


Christmas Message 1968

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Headquarters, 7th Battalion 15th Artillery
APO San Francisco  96368
  

AVGK-AB-CO
  
22 December 1968
  
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
  
ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS ARE OF HOME AND LOVED ONES IN THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, WHICH MORE THAN ANY OTHER HOLIDAY, BINDS FAMILIES IN UNITY.

I PRAY THAT EACH OF YOU WILL DRAW STRENGTH OF CHARACTER FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM, AND THAT YOU WILL RECALL THIS YEAR OF DIFFICULT SERVICE, WITH HONOR, AND WITH PRIDE.  MAY EACH OF YOU RETURN HOME SAFELY TO ENJOY OTHER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

I EXTEND MY SINCERE WISHES TO EACH OF YOU FOR A PLEASANT AND MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND FOR A NEW YEAR OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
  

     (Signature)
HENRY E. SIMPSON, JR.
LTC, Field Artillery
Commanding

   


Christmas Day Dinner
1967

   

Celebrating Christmas 1967 at LZ Uplift
1SG Bob Childress in the center of the Commo
Guys at LZ Uplift, 7/15th FA, Christmas 1967

   

For Christmas dinner 1967, a small folded bulletin
was printed and distributed to the U.S. troops.

Many thanks to Mike Donley of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
for sharing this 1967 Christmas menu with us!

   

Prayer for Christmas

  Our Father in Heaven, we give thee thanks for the gift of thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Prince of Peace and Lord of Life. May thy gift of Bethlehem, announced by the Angelic Chorus, be born again in our hearts this day. Help us to know and experience the meaning and blessedness of their message: "Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men." Remove from us fear and hate and help us to know by faith thy peace which passes all understanding. We pray that the spirit of Christmas will be shared by our loved ones. With them help us to ponder, like Mary, the deep mystery of Christmas. May the truth and love which the Holy Child of Bethlehem brought to earth abide in our lives. In His name receive our praise and thanks.  AMEN

Christmas Day Dinner

Shrimp Cocktail

Crackers

Roast Turkey                      Turkey Gravy

Cornbread Dressing                 Cranberry Sauce

Mashed Potatoes

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Buttered Mixed Vegetables

Assorted Crisp Relishes

Hot Rolls                                               Butter

Fruit Cake

Mincemeat Pie

Pumpkin Pie w/Whipped Topping

Assorted Fresh Fruits

Tea w/Lemon                                           Milk

Assorted Nuts and Candy

 

Christmas 1967 menu for US troops in Vietnam

 

Commander's Message

  Throughout the Christian world, the Christmas season is a time of joy and spiritual inspiration. Despite separation from our families and the hardships imposed by war, those of us in Vietnam will still share the traditional Christmas spirit this year. We can enjoy the spiritual satisfaction that comes from giving. As fighting representatives of the Free World, our gift is the help we give the Vietnamese people to secure their future freedom. Each of you gives a part of this gift and deserves the satisfaction of having increased the happiness of others -- the true Christmas spirit.

  My best wishes to each of you and your families for the Christmas season. May you enjoy good fortune during the coming year.

W.C. WESTMORELAND
General, U.S. Army
Commanding
   


Christmas Day Menu
1966



Donated By
Walter Chisholm
US Army Security Agency Jan64-Jan68
Vietnam 175th RRCo  May66-May67


Christmas Day Menu
1965

Many thanks to Bill Van Eck of New Jersey for
sharing this 1965 Christmas menu with us!

Christmas 1965 menu cover from Vietnam


CHRISTMAS  DAY  MENU

Shrimp Cocktail          Crackers

Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy

Cornbread Dressing                Cranberry Sauce

Mashed Potatoes           Candied Sweet Potatoes

Buttered Peas

Assorted Crisp Relishes

Hot Butter Buns               Butter

Fruit Cake

Mincemeat Pie      Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Assorted Fresh Fruit

Assorted Nuts             Assorted Candy

Tea             Coffee             Milk


Bob Hope Show - Christmas 1971

"Golddiggers" at the Bob Hope Christmas Show in 1971
Photo: John "E.o.D." Hubbs, Bien Hoa 1971-72
229th Avn Bn - 'Winged Assault' - Doorgunner


   

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