Dennis Hoy was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and served for two years, one of which was spent in Vietnam. He served as 11B40, light weapons infantry, with the 1st Air Cavalry in II Core and I Core in the northern part of South Vietnam. During his service, Hoy was awarded the Silver Star.
Hoy was married in June of 1966. He entered the service and began basic training at Ft. Bliss the following August. After basic, he went to Ft. Polk, La., for AIT, had a brief 30-day leave, and then was sent to Vietnam.
“Letters from Vietnam” is Hoy’s memoir, based on the letters he wrote home to his new wife and parents during this time. It gives an on-the-ground view of an infantryman and a glimpse into the soldier’s life beyond the battlefield.
Hoy is a member of New Mexico American Legion Post 44 in Elephant Butte, N.M.
January 17th, 2023 | Season 4 | 1 hr 13 secs
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