In The Spotlight
Chaplain (Col) Max Meier
His assignment was to the 1st Air Cavalry Division as the chaplain of Division Artillery.. This comprised artillery units spread over thirteen areas that he flew to on a regular basis in a military helicopter.
On one visit, February 28, 1969, at Landing Zone (LZ), St. Barbara which was near Tay Ninh. Chaplain Meier noticed several men riding bicycles around the LZ. Naturally he was curious as to where they came from. He was told , much like Little Boy Blue, they were found under some hay. In addition, they had Viet Cong mortars on them. He told me he then said, “If you find more, could you get one for me to ride around the Division Area?” Until then, his methods of transportation were walking or flying.