My name is David James Fitzpatrick it is my understanding that when the first of October was called in the ballots for vietnam that I stole my fathers enlistment volunteering to serve on deployment in vietnam. My service details are not recorded probably because I became designated as irregular. I returned in 1976 and as I recall from one of the few ANZAC services that I thought that I heard my battle flag called as MIA. As I recall we were peace keepers last in last out sent in to assist the evacuation of the remaining Mobile surgical theatres and assist the rebels when needed. When I returned, on reporting to the social welfare office in January of 1977 I could not verify my name, rank, or serial number. I recall sitting comatose in my homestead living through the sound of munitions. In my last tunnel I remember was to locate two officers held captive, and rescue, mission was accomplished. Today I can neither confirm nor deny my service but recall ordering a lockheed payload drop beginning on my position on interpretation of enemy communications regarding a push to or from Chang Lai while confined in that last tunnel. I am seeking verification of lost payroll owed and under the name or names; David James Fitzpatrick, James Dennis Fitzpatrick, or S.A.M. Coogan. The latter comes from volunteering within the SAM program run by the Pentagon. The details for which was on a need to know basis for which I needed not to know the details of. To my profile that is my best recall. On stealing my enlistment, I falsified my record, volunteered to serve in vietnam on a death wish, yet ordered to live. I call upon those to help me verify my service if possible because as is said lest we forget. As my service was held in poor regard by whanau, referred to as a baby killer more than once, the shame held within family circles, forced me to forget. Today God gives me back my memories of my service. Yet records I cannot find. My apologies for forgetting. The promises I made to bring our captives back has been broken, my failed memory too long in the tooth.