Remembering the ‘Nam

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Leonard Haverkamp was 23 when he shipped off to Vietnam. It was 1968 when the Kansas National Guardsman learned his unit was activated, offering him a one-way ticket to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo.

After months spent training, Haverkamp was deployed overseas to a warzone unlike anything he had ever imagined.

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