Joe DiMaggio visits Cav by Cambodian border

By Paul Sefrin

In November 1969 2/11 ACR was providing security for Rome Plows opening a road along the Cambodian border. In the middle of the day we were ordered to form a wagon wheel in the middle of the cut. Were we about to experience a huge daylight attack? No, it was Joe DiMaggio and two helicopters full of baseball players and the Baseball Commissioner. There they were about as far out in the boonies as you could get. I grew up with Joe as my baseball hero. He has held an even more special position ever since.