I was stationed with 3rd Platoon, Machine Gun Squad, Kilo Company
3/9. My platoon commander was 1Lt John Braxton Woodall (KIA Hill
881) and my machine gun team leader was LCpl James Priebe (KIA Hill
1Lt Woodall was a young guy with a pleasant, almost childish manner.
He was liked and respected by everyone because he seemed like just
one of the guys. I recall him getting a package of Koolaid in mail
from his mother - he opened the mail with a large smile and shouted
out "Gee Mom - my favorite - Choo-Choo Cherry".
Everyone about split a gut. That is just the kind of guy 1Lt Woodall
LCpl James Priebe my machine gun team leader was a marines marine,
a strong individual that loved the Corp. Jim got on "my case"
on more than one occasion and I am certain I deserved it.