Kevin Hood Gary
Captain Perry's Son
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
I saw it happen
Hood was my platoon leader and I was the guy that started the fire fight. I was a Scout pilot that was test firing our weapons as the sun was coming up. All hell broke lose and a battle started that lasted three days. An estimated Battalion of North Vietnam were in the location. The next day Gen Casey awarded silver stars to empty boots and other medals to the ones that made it out alive that day.