Meaghan Portell submitted photos of her father, Chris Mangan of Festus, who was drafted into the Army in May 1969.
“After basic training and advanced individual training, he was assigned to 1st Infantry Division (Big Red 1) immediately upon arriving in Vietnam,” she says. “There he was reassigned to 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment when the 1st Infantry Division colors were sent to the States. He served in Vietnam for 13 months and was honorably discharged as a Spec 5.”
Mangan received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Bronze Star.