born in 1970, I was too young to know anything about the Vietnam War.
By the time I was in
high school the Vietnam War was somewhat of a quick history lesson to me
rather than a recent war that left so many dead and so many others scarred
either physically or mentally for life.
When asked to help do this webpage I figured it would be pretty easy.
First off, I
am a big History fan and have read extensively into World War II. I
donít like war, yet there is something fascinating about it and it was that
fascination that stirred my curiosity and got me reading years ago. So when it
came to doing a web-page concerning the Vietnam War,
I figured I knew enough to do
this page. Iíve read a lot of the
books and of course seen all the movies. I wouldnít be surprised if Iíve seen
Platoon a hundred times, so again when it came to doing a web-page I figured
ďno problemĒ. I quickly found out
I was wrong. Iím not doing a web-page on the Vietnam War,
rather a webpage on and for the men who actually fought that war. I
thought I knew a lot about it, I realized I knew books and film but nothing
more. I am humbled by the sacrifice, courage and bravery of these men.
I have dedicated both my time and research to this page so that I might
give back just a bit of what was given to me. Although I hardly know any of
the men in Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 22 Infantry,
I want to personally thank each and every one of you for both you
sacrifices and service. I also
want to add a special thanks to Richard Ward who has been nice enough to share
his pictures, stories and friendships with me.
He has spent timeless hours telling me about the B-3/22 and without him
none of this would have came to be. I believe it would be safe to call him my
friend. So for my friend and the rest of the B-3/22 I dedicate this site to
you. May you always know that nothing youíve ever done has been in vain and
all youíve done is appreciated. ~
by Joseph Nylese
for Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 22nd Infantry