Vietnam War veterans share story of survival

Fort Drum, N.Y – It was in July of 1972 when Colonel Dave Johnson and five other soldiers were shot down from their helicopter.

“We were under fire immediately and we called in the Mayday with no other support around and we were taking fire from three directions,” said Johnson, Vietnam War veteran.

Colonel Johnson and his crew were in Cambodia. Over in Vietnam, Major Bruce Grable was flying a Chinook helicopter, transporting supplies.

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