Visit with a Veteran
Name: Charles Arbogast
Drafted: 1966 into the Marine Corps
Enlisted: 1970 into the Army
Years of Active Service: 1966-1968, 1970-1973
Served During: Vietnam War
Why did you join the Honor Corps?
I thought it was a nice thing to do, to pay respect to our fallen soldiers and veterans.
Why did you join the Army?
There was not much work around here, and I couldnﾒt sit still. I volunteered to go back to Vietnam.
What were your duties?
I was in the infantry. In Vietnam, there wasnﾒt a front line. You never knew who your enemy was.
What advice do you have for new recruits?
I think it would be a good career if you follow the rules. Itﾒs good pay, and you can retire after 20 years of service.