Richard Hoffman

Tiffin, Ohio

I was drafted in Ohio and sent to a Fort Hood – my first time in Texas-I befriended Robert Austin who was from South Texas.His wife and mine lived together off post and Bob and I could occasionally visit them. We became good friends. I left in 1968 for OCS and Bob managed to stay back at Fort Hood while the rest of his unit went to Germany . Bob’s new unit though was soon sent to Vietnam where he was killed. I was sent to Vietnam in 1969 and spent a long year there but was luckier than my then best friend. Our son is named after Bob. RIP

Stats for Richard Hoffman

Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
Branch:
Army
Rank: Captain, Company Commander
Years Served: 1969-70

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