Richard Hagedorn graduated from Ingraham HS in Seattle, Washington on the first Saturday in June, 1966 and Monday morning, packed a bag and left for USMCRD, San Diego. He scored expert with the rifle and sharpshooter with the 45 in boot camp training. He attended advanced infantry training at Camp Pendleton and was assigned the MOS 0331, machine guns. He graduated best in class and was promoted to the rank of PFC. His fi rst duty station was in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Force. He was stationed there for 10 months and was promoted to Lance Corporal before being assigned to the 1st Marines in Viet Nam along with the rest of his battalion. They did not go as a single unit however, they we split up and sent to reinforce a number of unit spread across the I Corps area in Viet Nam. After discharge in June 1968 he attended the University of Washington in Seattle, completing a Bachelors of Science in psychology. He currently lives in the LA area and spends some writing time in Tampa, Fl. He continues to write his second novel about the Viet Nam War and his experiences there. He currently works on a PhD in Psychology and writes.
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Published July 7, 2011
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