Vietnam Soldier: A Year of My Life


Thank you to all who served. I dedicate this site to you out of respect for your efforts.
While our tours were different, there remains one commonality — we tried! is not a political site; everyone is welcome. It is constructed with pictures of US Army troops, Vietnam soldiers and Vietnamese civilians. The images are ordered to provide a photographic summary of my Vietnam War tour of duty from 8/15/68 to 8/24/69. They are direct from the battlefield of Vietnam to your computer screen. The narrative with each image will provide some facts of the Vietnam War in short easy-to-read text. I hope you find some fun and humor in them.

My Vietnam
Photo Galleries
John "Chris" Woelk AUGUST 24, 1945 – JULY 2, 2018

John “Chris” Woelk
AUGUST 24, 1945 – JULY 2, 2018

John Christian “Chris” Woelk, Oakwood, MO, died at home July 2, 2018 after a brief illness.

Born August 24, 1945 to John and Mary Woelk in Russell, KS. He learned farming and hard work from his father, a prominent lawyer and farmer, in Russell County. Chris served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968-69. He maintained a website, of his photos and those of other soldiers.

Chris married Candy Grove in 1976. They operated Woelk’s Blackberries outside Lexington, MO from 1984-2004. They moved to Oakwood, MO in 2006, where Chris enjoyed his neighbors, his dog, Thai food, and Maui Jim sunglasses. Favorite activities included ping pong with friends and gardening.

About Vietnam Soldier

Wow! It is February 2017 and after 13 years, is still alive on the web, Facebook and coming soon to other social media. I started this site in August 2004 with a few of my pictures, and now it has expanded in content variety and includes 16 additional picture galleries. To celebrate, I am installing a new theme that will make it easier to locate content and navigate directly to it. While the current content will stay, I am adding a few new sections.

Chris Woelk – Veteran

chris woelk vietnam soldier - honor flight network golf tournament opening ceremony 2017

Chris Woelk – Honor Flight Network KC Golf Tournament Opening Ceremony 2017