Hey Reddit! My dad is a US Navy Vietnam Veteran. Ask him anything!
My short bio: Born in Chicago, Ill in 1953 and enlisted in the Navy after High School in 1971. Served aboard the USS Hanson DD-832 and the USS Enhance MSO-437. Numerous trips north of the DMZ and into Haiphong Harbor under hostile fire. Would love to share my experience overseas.
“On 10 May 1972, USS Hanson participated in operation Custom Tailor, a history making strike that assembled the most formidable cruiser/destroyer armada in the Western Pacific since World War II. During this strike military targets within four miles of Haiphong, North Vietnam were hit and enemy opposition was heavy. All told, USS Hanson spent 183 out of 214 days at sea during the April-November Deployment, expended 14,486 rounds of 5”/38 ammunition and successfully completed 97 underway replenishment's without incident.”
My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/2wIoK
Edit: Thanks everyone for your awesome questions!