by Lt. Col. James H. Willbanks, U.S. Army (Ret.)
James H. Willbanks, Ph.D.
Director, Department of History
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Dr. James H. Willbanks, Lt. Col. (ret.), Director of Military History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was serving with Advisory Team 87, 18th ARVN Division in Xuan Loc when he volunteered to replace wounded advisors in An Loc on April 12, 1972. He was wounded eighty-eight days later on July 9, 1972 and had to be air-lifted out.