My daddy was KIA on 27/07/1966 while on a search and destroy mission (Operation Aurora II) during his 2nd tour (began 06/06/1966) of VietNam. He was a member of Company C, 4th Battalion/503d Infantry, 173d Airborne (SEP). His first tour was 01/1965–12/2965 as a MACV adviser. He had planned to make a career of the Army. The only things he loved more than his men and this country were my mom and me.