William Gabbard’s US issued lensatic compass that was manufactured by Waltham Prec. Inst. Co., Waltham, MA and dated 11-59.
William F. Gabbard served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1965 with the 1st Infantry Division. He returned for a second tour in 1968 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control North (CCN), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Rattler.
Sergeant (E-5) Gabbard processed out of the Army in October 1969 after six years’ service with twenty-four months in Vietnam.