Sadjak, Patrick Leonard, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Last Primary MOS
71R10-Broadcast Journalist
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 71R10, American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN)
Previously Held MOS
70A-Clerk
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Specialist 5



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What are you doing now:

Sajak joined the U.S. Army in 1968 with the hope that he could avoid being sent to Vietnam. Of course, since it was 1968, that plan didn't work out so well; Sajak ended up working as a finance clerk in Long Binh, Vietnam. Desperate to switch jobs, he kept applying for radio duty, but nothing happened.

Eventually, Sajak hit on an idea. He wrote a letter to one of his old radio employers who had been elected to Congress. A few calls to the right people later, and Sajak became an Army disc jockey, a job he held for 18 months. Sajak didn't love a lot of the military's radio rules, so he circumvented them. He later told the New York Times, "If you said your name, you were supposed to say your rank - specialist fifth class, which kind of ruins your patter. So on the radio I would just not say my name at all. I went for a year on radio without ever identifying myself.''

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 Unit Assignments
US Army Vietnam (USARV)American Forces Vietnam Network  (AFVN)
  1968-1969, 70A, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1969-1970, 71R10, American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1970 Vietnam War
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  1964-1968, Others/Not Listed
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