The following is from a message from Ron dated February 19, 2017
I am the guy that was wounded there during the student riots and patched up at the Cholon Marine medical depot and
turned down a purple heart. Dumbest single decision I ever made. Not for myself so much but for my grandchildren.
That is one cool award. And I earned it twice and turned both down. (The other was a wound while stationed with Charlie
Co. 2/22nd Infantry; 25th Infantry Division as an 11B20)
Ron older, and qualified to act a "Grandfatherly Santa Claus."
[Posted on Facebook by Nick Degner on March 6, 2017.]
Ron Bartlett came to AFVN after a stint as an infantryman with Co C, 2/22nd, 25th Infantry Division. He received wounds to the back of his head, back and knee(s) during an incursion with the students/VC while trying to come in to work one day
and was patched up at the Cholon Marine Corps AID Station.
Ronald Barlett SP4, USA TV Director 1969-70
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