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Captain Berry (right) receiving his Bronze Star at II Field Force.

Before he founded Berry Law Firm, John Berry Sr. served three tours in Vietnam, where he earned the Bronze Star.

During his service, John transferred from Infantry to the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps and worked as chief defense counsel for Vietnam’s largest general court martial jurisdiction.

John’s role took him throughout Vietnam, protecting the rights of GIs. His journeys included successfully defending members of the 5th Special Forces against murder charges.

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Podcast: What was it like to hump the boonies in Vietnam?

Hey everybody, welcome to my first podcast!

Hey everybody, welcome to my first podcast!

Today’s topic is an attempt to explain what it was like for Army Infantry Soldiers to hump the boonies during the Vietnam War. I’ve used 90 photos for this show ‘n tell presentation which I’m confident will help listeners better understand what many of us grunts experienced during our tours.

After watching my presentation, you’ll have answers to the following questions:

  • What was it like for these young men to hump through the countryside while carrying a rucksack and other supplies weighing almost as much as they did?
  • What did they have to carry in the bush?
  • Was it more difficult to hump in one area of the country versus another?
  • Did it get easier over time?

Well grunts, did I nail it?

I’m anxious to see your comments below and welcome any additional information that might have been overlooked.