William Bill Mussetter
104th Engineers (DT)
I joined the 104th in late summer 1970 while they
were in Bien Hoa. We mostly were hauling gravel
and blacktop up Highway 1.
We later moved south to Can Tho where we
supported road-building projects there and I
believe Soc Trang.
I do remember the place was crawling with rats and
there was an RVN base right across the rice patty. I
mostly hung around with Jim Geisler and Charlie
Stone. I later run into Charlie at Fort Leonard Wood,
Mo., but haven't seen or talked to Jim since I left
Vietnam. If memory serves me, Jim was running the
little club we set up in Can Tho.
That's when the Illinois flag got signed by all the
guys from the state. One of my favorite pictures
was taken in the club. I was sitting on a stool with a
cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other.
Today, I neither drink nor smoke. Funny how time
changes your outlook on life.
My son and daughter-in-law live in the Fort Worth
(Texas) area and my daughter, son-in-law and two
precious granddaughters live here in Quincy