Rod Syverson Shares Experience from Vietnam During ABW Veterans Day Program
Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School held their annual Veterans Day program on Thursday morning at the High School Auditorium. The featured speaker of the program was Rod Syverson, who served in Vietnam just over 50 years ago. Syverson was assigned to the 138th Aviation Company as part of the 509th Radio Research Group at a base in Phu Bai, Vietnam. He notes that his job may have been easy duty compared to others there stationed at Phu Bai, but it still very critical and demanded long days.
And record Rod did. And just recently he had his entire collection of film and photos from his time in Vietnam digitized and put into a video. You can see that video below:
Syverson also shared with the audience a tale of missed connection with another soldier from Fosston, Mn.
Rod shared that it wasn’t until decades later that he was finally able to put a face to Harold Algaard and discovered that he actually had crossed paths with him while on base, and also that another soldier from Minnesota had been killed that same day.
You can view Rod’s entire message and the entire Ada-Borup-West Veterans Day program below.