WARREN - Bruce Harned's military discharge papers do not show the 67-year-old served in Vietnam, but he says he most certainly was there in 1964.
He was in the Southeast Asian country at a time when the U.S. was increasing its troop presence there, but before the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which thrust the U.S. into a full-blown military campaign.
Harned says he was shipped from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Vietnam, where he drove truck, hauling large slabs of concrete that were used to build portable runways.
"In other words, they were gearing up, they were preparing," said Harned of Leavittsburg.
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