Nicholas Warr was a Marine junior officer in South Vietnam, from 1967-1968. He led Marines in combat in the southern I Corps and also at the Battle for Hue City in the northern I Corps. He speaks of how becoming an “automaton” made continued combat leadership possible. This is an excerpt from a longer discussion that focuses on the Battle for Hue.
He served with the 1stBattalion, 5thMarines, 1stMarine Division as a Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer and Company Commander during some of the toughest fighting of the Vietnam War.