View Full Version : A-503 Mike Force veteran Sammy Coutts

05-27-2015, 15:42
I'm not able to start a thread on the Taps board so I'm posting this in Base Camp for the mods to move to Taps. I did not see this posted anywhere else but I thought some people on this forum would want know about this.

This gentleman lived in my community and recently passed away but I never had the privilege and honor to meet him:




I read that retired LTC Bucky Burruss said that he saw Sammy Coutts attack the 18B NVA Regiment with a company of Cham strikers during Tet '68. Burruss also noted, "When I went to the other side of Nha Trang, I found Sam Coutts there, fighting a different enemy unit. Sam had encountered five of the NVA huddled in a conference and killed them all. When I got there, he was running through enemy gunfire, shielding a couple of children with his body as he got them out of harm's way."

RIP (salute)

05-27-2015, 18:02
Rest in Peace, Warrior.

05-27-2015, 19:59
RIP Warrior, you had a great run at it and rose to it.

05-27-2015, 20:09
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

05-27-2015, 20:53
Rest In Peace, Warrior and thank you for your service!

Brush Okie
05-27-2015, 23:09
RIP. We have lost almost all of the WWII vets. The Vietnam vets are not far behind. Hopefully we will never forget the lessons learned from their actions in an unpopular war. They answered the call when it was not a popular thing to do. Thank you all for that.

05-28-2015, 06:17
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..