Berry Law

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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Tour 365 magazine

At some point while processing out of country at the end of my tour, and just before departing Vietnam, I was handed the Summer 1971 issue of "Tour 365". The magazine was an authorized publication of the United States Army, Vietnam.

The “Tour 365” magazine was was published semiannually for distribution to the soldiers returning to the United States upon completion of their tours in the Republic of Vietnam. The 64-page publication describes the Vietnamese long-term struggle for independence and the US military’s historical involvement (According to the US Army.) I believe the goal of this magazine was to attempt to give us returning soldiers a better perspective of our role in the war and maybe even some consolation and meaning to the extremely difficult challenges of our tours of duty. Perhaps some may view this publication as U.S. Army propaganda, I’ll let you be the judge of that. I’m posting this strictly for its historical value. (And your reading pleasure!) I have posted images of the inside and outside of the front cover and the table of contents but the image text is not very legible due to the size limitations. (If anyone can help resolve that problem, I will post more magazine pages here.)

Until then, If you are interested in reading the magazine, larger images of the entire 64 pages can be found on my website, using this link:

Robert Kuhn

B-Co. 1/22nd Infantry, IFFV, 1971