“I was in Okinawa, getting ready to ship back in country (to Vietnam). I got another phone from Dr. Abernethy. I learned that my son, Kyle, was born. Kyle was about nine months old before I got to see him. She sent lots of pictures, of course, but I didn’t get to see the old guy until he was about nine months old,” Frantz said.
Frantz describes the year 1968 as “intense.”
“It was intense overseas; it was intense back here in the United States. There were two assassinations. It was just a tough time for the country,” Frantz said.