General Note / OCR
(USA) William ('Bill') Laurie was born in 1945 in Highland Park IL, and graduated from Waukegon High School in 1963. He studied political science at Arizona State University where he was in the Army ROTC. Bill completed Infantry Officer Basic Training at Ft Benning GA, and after intelligence and Vietnamese language training he arrived in Vietnam in October 1971. Bill served with MACV Headwuarters until October 1972 as an intelligence analyst and ARVN liaison officer, with several TDY assignments in the Delta. In 1973 he returned to Vietnam as an analyst with the US Defense Attache's Office in Saigon. He remained in VIetnam until April 1975, when he assisted with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel. Bill remains active as a writer on the Vietnam war.