It would be two years they would spend together, both in training in combat. Subjected to horrific conditions and intense combat two of them earned Purple Hearts- all of them carried the scars of war.It's been fifty years, and they look pretty good all things considered.
“We had the tools. We had the training,” DeVenezia said. “But nothing trains you for your first combat. Nothing. Zero.”
Following the end of their 13 month tours, the all went their separate ways and fell out of touch.