This photo was taken in September, 1967 at Dong Tam when Lt.
Jack Benedick was transferred unwillingly from his 2nd Platoon, which he had taken over at Fort Riley, Kansas one year prior.
Lt. Jack called his "13 Originals" together for a little goodbye
celebration - 8 of those 13 soldiers are shown here. When Lt. Jack first assumed command of the 2nd Platoon, it consisted of approximately 35 soldiers.
From top left: Mike Cramer, James
Holstine, Sgt. Dan Kerr, Bill Reynolds. Lower left: Bill Varsafsky, Curtis Irvin, Bob French, and Frank Modde.