Colonel Willard Esplin 2017-03-01T06:35:07+00:00


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Colonel Willard (Wil) Esplin

Served 26 years in the US Army but this section tells of his 2 tours in Vietnam. His daughter Holli Joyce supplied me a treasure box (4 of them) of material her father saved over the decades, and landed on her front porch when he died. To date we have found an audio tape, several letters, awards from the Vietnamese Army, a report by a Vietnamese Colonel or General on the battle for Kontum in 1972, a 24 page introduction for men newly assigned to the 1st Infantry Division in 1966 and other materials still to be found. August 16, 2011.