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E/ 2-501 Infantry  FSB Bastogne A Shau. A lot of humpin up & down the A Shau, rung rung valley, elephant valley, bunch of other things.
Bob " MAC " M cLaughlin
UserEmail:                         bbob_m@yahoo.com
Was with A co 2/327 1st platoon 1st sq. from may 68 to may 69 we stayed mainly in the ashue. Phu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne,  A Shau,   FSB Bastogne
Delwyn Hager del_hager@mail.und.nodak.edu C 2-502 INF  3/70-5/7`  Phu Bai, Quang Tri, A Shau, FSB Bastogne, Khe Sanh, OP Checkmate
Kevin Flanagan HHC, 3-187 INF  Military Intelligence  Phu Bai, A Shau, worked with MI aerial photos and image interpretation. Was at Hamburger Hill. Had a friend there who took a picture at the top. He worked for the Public Info Office. He gave the pictures to us to develop, he thought his office would destroy the pictures. Someone in our company spread the word and they were confiscated.

Rhonda Marquess, daughter of
Mark Marquess
UserEmail:      marquess76@comcast.net

2-327   CCompany     1970  machine gunner    Sgt.
Awards:     2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Sharpshooter, Good Conduct Medal     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time.
I'm looking for anyone who served with my father, Sgt. Mark Marquess, in
Vietnam in C-2/327 Infantry 101st Airborne, he served in Vietnam from January 10, 1970 until December 4, 1970.  My father died in 1979 when I was very young and talked very little to relatives of his time in Vietnam and I'd like to find out where all he was during a time that had such a profound impact on his life and anything anyone could tell me of him
as I was so young when he died and have a limited amount of memories.  

My father was an avid photographer and wrote descriptions on the back of his pictures so I do have some clues as to who and where I'm looking for information about. 

My father also had pictures of the following places that would be interested in knowing information about or the operations my father could have been participating in, in these places.  My father had pictures of the following places:  Eagle, Cau Hai, Cam Ranh, Hoa Binh, Hoa Mau, Cau Hai, Phu Loc, Cinh Loc, Bach Ma Road, Los Banos, Nvoc Voc, Elephant Valley, Truoi, 155, Hill 602 and Nuoc. 

My father had pictures of the following people:  Dave Sandoval, Don Kirby, Dennis Utt, Ron Kenslow, Ed McWilliams, Horn, Morris, Doghandler, Ralph Velasco, Sammy Gray, Jay Irick, Gary Way, Roger Long, Kerry Kitt, Allen Tinker, Ramos, Watson, George Mallinak, Doc Kelly, Danny Poole, Ron Smith, MacGregor, Terry Kasparian, Mike Rice, Bob Mattox, Sadler, Skinner, Lamburger, Puckett, Chico, Slick Wilhelmi, and Little John. Does any one have information on these people or know I can contact them? 

Any information anyone could provide me with cocerning my father, what he was doing, where he was, or just any little memories of him would mean a great deal to me, and THANK YOU to all who served.
Art H.   haverfish@yahoo.com C Co,  1-501 Infantry 1969    Hue, Phu Bai, Laos

Have 100-200++ Photos/slides of 1/501 taken in the field & rear areas (FB Sandy/Sally etc.)in late 1968-early 1969.
Some of those in the photos were KIA, & some are named. Would like to see the vets & families get copies of photos if they would like.
Don't know exactly where all photos were taken but could relate some/most of them to maps & unit history if available.
David Kenyon    olivebranch@thegrid.net C Co,  1-327     1971   Phu Bai,  Quang Tri,  A Shau,  FSB Bastogne

I was a grunt with C/1/327 during 1971. Worked the regions of Ashau, Bastogne, Barbara, and Danang.  Returned with Abu's as a "Son of San Mateo".
chapjon@hotmail.com
B  Company 2-502   1967-68   Hue,   FSB Bastogne   John Chappell
I was in an infartry co.
Robert Smith    RMS28748@CS.COM A  Company 2-502  Dec 68 - Dec 69, Hue, Phu Bai, A Shau.
MASS STRIKER, Camp Eagle, Hway 1, Elephant Valley. Where is Herbie White from St. Louis ( a great slack man and commo chief)? LT. Vojtecky, SGT Mudurski, 1SG Frye, Pappy, Joe Tiernan, Posey.
Ronald Leblanc B  1-501  1971  Hue, Phu Bai, Quang Tri. LAM SON 719
Terry Huff A  Company 1-501  1968, Hue, Quang Tri. Operated in the "Street Without Joy" AO 
H. D. Pearson B  Company 3-187 and 2-506  1971 and 1972. Quang Tri.   11B, also served in 1-501. 
Peter Geisz Sniper, HHC, 1-327   1970.  Hue, Phu Bai, Quang Tri, A Shau, FSB Bastogne. Sniped in the A Shau or where I was needed. I was WIA and returned to my original MOS of 73C20 with the 101st Admin Co/101st Finance Co in 1971.
James Malone    931-565-3022 2-327 Infantry  Hawk Recon   E Company 1971      Phu Bai and FSB Birmigham
Michael Burgess
UserEmail:    burgessm1942@yahoo.com
A -377th Artillery Battery  1960-63 Little John Rocket Battery with limited nuclear capabilities, all time was served at Ft Campbell with training scenarios that would later be called air assault when the unit was tasked to go to Viet Nam. I graduated ground training and made my first 5 training jumps in Feb 1961, left the service in June 1963.
Richard Bragg                      flyingspoon@fm.paratrooper.net HHC, 326 Engr. Bn   1966  Phu Bai   I was a cook in Headquarters company. I saw no actual combat duty as such. I was with the Bn.Hq. when it moved to Song Be in 1968 and then when the Division moved up to Hue - Phu Bai just after the Tet offensive in April, 1968.
Craig Smith
UserEmail:   equitygp@aol.com
C Co  1-501 Infantry 1969  Hue Phu Bai FSB Bastogne   FSB Bastogne
Grunt and RTO with Charlie Co. 1/501st 9/69/70
Dave Sisney
UserEmail:     kimchidog@hotmail.com
2-501 Infantry  ACompany   1970  Hue, Phu Bai, Quang Tri, A Shau, FSB Bastogne
PAUL R. HUNTER
UserEmail:                         elazul@hotmail.com
Chief of Staff's Office     HHC  1969    Phu Bai
My main accomplishment there was to get the Bob Hope Christmas show to Camp Eagle, and I wadded through tons of paperwork as they didn't want to come that far north.  Captain Black was the Officer who served under Colonel McDonald, who was the Chief of Staff under MG Wright. I can't remember much, anymore, but Bob Hope stood in office and ignored all the enlisted men.  I have his photo, though, and where is the Colonel's driver, Mac? His buddy, wrote that they took him off the Bird in Japan. Can't remember either of their names, now. Agent Orange got me and just received 20% for it.
Ken Gow
UserEmail:                         KJGow@msn.com
2-327     BCompany 1969    Phu Bai
AO was mostly south of PhuBai and north of LangCo Bridge.  Ambush patrols along the coastal areas by Hgwy 1.  FSB Roy, Tomahawk and LosBanos... Hill 88  Also much time humping the mtn areas just west of the coastal area.
John Ellison
UserEmail:                         belli1205@aol.com
3-187   ACompany  1966  Hue Phu Bai A Shau    Phu Bai
Lester Dubois
UserEmail:                         barb@fkglobal.com
  1-501        Recon     ECompany 1969- 1970 Hue Phu Bai Quang Tri A Shau  FSB Bastogne  
I was with Eco 1/501st Recon.Worked in A shau,rung rung valley, Sally,Bastogne, Fire Base Jack,FB Money,and a lot of other places.
Jim Schmidt
UserEmail:                         schmidt@unhcr.ch
  B co. 2nd 327 101st   1968  jan feb      Hue City 68 

came off a hill walking north towards the Perfumes River
CO was CPT John Miller; now LTG John Miller
wia on 25 Feb,. 1968

 
D Joritz (Motown)
UserEmail:                         djwart1948@yahoo.com
   2-502  Infantry   CCompany  1968   Hue   Hamburger Hill  Phu Bai  A Shau  

James P Brinker
UserEmail:                         brinker101@charter.net
2-502    ECompany   1970           Phu Bai  FSB Bastogne
Most of my combat was west of Hue NW of FSB Veghel on hills 714 and 882 in April/May of 1970
  HILARIO HERNANDEZ JR.
UserEmail:                         HILARIO.HERNANDEZ@TWC.STATE.TX.US
    3-187   1ST 44   ECompany      1971 Phu Bai Quang Tri  Khe Sanh  
SERVED IN DA NANG WITH THE SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY NEXT TO FREEDOM HILL AND IN KHE SANH (US ARMY).
SECOND 6MONTHS SERVED WITH THE 101 AIRBORNE/ARTILLERY IN PHU BAI, DON HA,
1LT.gif (1485 bytes)   Joel R. Trautmann
UserEmail:                         jjtrautmann@earthlink.net or trautmann@swd02.usace.army.mil
1st Pln., Co. C, 3/187, 101st Abn  1969      Jan-May     Hamburger Hill   A Shau
I was the Platoon Leader for the 1st Platoon.  I was severely wounded on 18 May 69.   I have written, but not published, my memoirs of the Hamburger Hill battle.
Larry C. Clarl
UserEmail:                         lclark83@hotmail.com
3-506     HHC     1970   
Cambodia Operation
roger leckington
UserEmail:                         chevywins238@msn.com
    brovo battry.2/11 arty  1971     Phu Bai  FSB Bastogne   

william r weidman
UserEmail:                         bill19481@attbi.com
2-502  Infantry   CCompany  1969   Phu Bai   A Shau   FSB Bastogne
   Just a grunt for the 1st 6 months point and slack, last 6, rto for the old man
CHARLES JOHNSON
UserEmail:                         CHAS@JPLSI.ORG
   2/319ARTY    HHC  1969  Hue     Hamburger Hill    A Shau   FSB Bastogne
EVANS,EAGLE'S NEST,RENDEVIOUS,RAKKASAN,O'REILY
Rodger Lusk
UserEmail:                rodgerlusk@yahoo.com
1-501 Infantry     DCompany     1969 Quang Tri   A Shau    FSB Bastogne
Platoon Sgt. 2nd Platoon, D Co. 1st 501st.
October 1969 - March 1970
Supply Sgt. Delta Co. 1st 501st.
March 1970 -  October 1970
Don Rupert
UserEmail:                par@kiski.net
3-187 Infantry,     159th ASH Bn    CCompany   1968  Hamburger Hill   Phu Bai  A Shau
Ch-47  company flying out of Hue Phu Bai
Craig A Douglass
UserEmail:                cadseye@ hotmail.com
1-501 Infantry  CCompany 1967-  1968  Hue  Quang Tri  chu chi

I was in I think c company carried m79 walked point alot . before we left for nam I was in Hq co. as a radio operator !!! didn't like what I was hearing about radio operators in nam got in trouble transfered to c co.
ken nance
UserEmail:                kennethnance@hotmail.com
1-327   InfantryACompany   1968  Hue  Phu Bai   A Shau
combat medic - search and destroy hooch complexes in highlands, night ambushes in lowlands
stephen zanowic
UserEmail:                ste2020@aol.com
101st Military Police Co 1972-1974   non hostile/ft.campbell, ky No active War action, but because of age did serve proudly for two years from 1972/1974 during Vietnam Conflict with the 101st. Military Police Co.101st Abn. Div,"ALL THE WAY"
JOHN ROBERT
UserEmail:                JROBERT@LONGS.COM
2-327  Infantry HAWK RECON PLATOON  Ranger LRRP   1967 Hue  Phu Bai  Quang Tri  A Shau FSB Bastogne   FSB Bastogne SERVED WITH THE HAWK RECON PLATOON FROM 9/67 TO 8-68
Thomas "Beetle" Bailey
UserEmail:                tbone1012000@yahoo.com
3-187 Infantry  ACompany   1966
David sayers
UserEmail:                dmsayers@hotmail.com
5th transportation bn   BCompany   1970   Phu Bai
served with a company providing helicopter maintenance support for the 101st
Charles Rimbey
UserEmail:                crimbey@iserv.net
2-501 Infantry CCompany  1970  Phu Bai  A Shau    FSB Bastogne  Gladiator Ripcord   B'ham etc
Grunt Jan - Apr 1970
Green Tag out of Eagle for rest of tour
FSB's under seige and evac.
Mark J. Regan
UserEmail:                mjmregan@hotmail.com
1-501  Infantry BCompany  1969   Hue  Phu Bai  Tam Ky (Op. Lamar Plain); Ruong Ruong Valley
  Rifleman - into the field May 30 or 31 of 1969, Operation Lamar Plain (until the
middle of August) - B/1/501.  Around LZ  Sally afterwards, until move to Camp Eagle
in February 1970.  11B4L29 - irony!    RTO - September until end of October in
B/1/501 (don't remember operation names).   RTO - November 1969 until April 1970
(DEROS) in HHC/1/501 as Medevac liaison  on various firebases (semi-REMF).
  Visit www.lzsally.com to find more of   your old buddies!
JOHN ROBERT
UserEmail:                         JROBERT@LONGS.COM
  1st BDE, 2/327 Infantry, 101st Airborne      9/67-9/68  Quang Tri  Hue City 68  A Shau    SONG BE/CHU LAI/PHAN THIET
WAS LRRP WITH THE 'HAWK RECON' PLATOON
LUCKILY NEVER WOUNDED. SERVED UNDER CHARLEY BECKWITH (DELTA FORCE) FOR AWHILE.    DON'T REMEMBER SPECIFICS MUCH IE:DATES ETC
Cruz Ramirez
UserEmail:                Bigtata7821@aol.com
2-327  Infantry  ACompany   1968-    1969Phu Bai
I was a ground troop close to Fire Base Tomahawk.
James E Lanning
UserEmail:                jelbcl40@ev1.net
  2-501  Infantry   ACompany  1967- 1968    Quang Tri    Khe Sanh   A Shau
A/2/501 101st A/B ALL THE WAY
David Wedin
UserEmail:                Dwed1@aol.com
1-327   Infantry   CCompany     1971   Hue   Phu Bai   Quang Tri    A Shau    FSB Bastogne  FSB Bastogne   Lam Son 719
James Hubbard
UserEmail:                james63401@hotmail.com
3-187  Infantry  ECompany       1970    Hue
I was in Hue or around there for 1 year as a adviser. some of the time was near the ocean.
Fred C. Royce
UserEmail:                alex270@AOL.com
  6/16 artilery, I think- ACompany   1967-1968    Hue  Phu Bai  Laos  A Shau
I was on a 155 towed, at Firebases Sally, Mongoose, Birmingham, Roy, Tomahawk, Brick, Spear, Mongoose and some others
james stutts
UserEmail:                my85jimmy@yahoo.com
  2-502   HHC  1970    Hue   Phu Bai   A Shau   FSB Bastogne
Lenard Blachly
UserEmail:                trikat@coho.net
  2-501     BCompany     1969-1970   Hue   Phu Bai   Laos    Quang Tri  A Shau  FSB Bastogne   FSB Whip, FSB Airborne, FSB Veghel and more I can't remember.
Came to Nam first week of June '69.  Operations I was in: Kentucky Jumper, Montgomery Rendezvous, Fulton Square, Randolph Glen, Texas Star.  Walked point for 1st squad, 1st plt.  Worked out of LZ Sally until unit moved to Phi Bia some time in eary '70.   Was WIA in April '70 at Base of Re-Up Hill, south of Ripcord AO, in the A Shau.   Drive On and Geronimo.  For more info on B 2/501 visit: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/b2501airborne/contents.htm
Ellsworth Moore,Jr.
UserEmail: Toot101st@aol.com
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2-506   ACompany   1967-  1968
Arrived in country 1 Dec 67. I was RTO 1st platoon A/2/506. Wounded Tet Offensive at Bien Hoa. My Platoon Leader,Lt. Sam H. Galloway was KIA.

SAM HARRIS GALLOWAY was born on August 2, 1944 and joined the Armed Forces while in VIDALIA, GA. He served as a 71542 in the Army.  In 1 year of
dsc.gif (20420 bytes)service, he attained the rank of 2LT/O1. On January 31, 1968, at the age of 23, SAM HARRIS GALLOWAY perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Bien Hoa. You can find SAM HARRIS GALLOWAY honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 36E, Row 9.  LT Sam Galloway was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Les Combs
UserEmail:                LHowardCombs@aol.com
101st Avn Bn       DCompany    1969 Hue   Hamburger Hill   Phu Bai  Laos    Quang Tri   A Shau
kenneth bolen
UserEmail:                kab195@yahoo.com
3-187     ACompany 1966   Hue Hamburger Hill   Phu Bai   Laos   Quang Tri  Khe Sanh   A Shau    door gunner on loh 6a. served may6,1970-jan14,1971.flew the a shue valley, khe shan and all of 1 corp.C Troop 2/17 th air cavalry.
FRED KENNEDY
UserEmail:                fjk@kennedytrucking.com
2-327   HAWK RECON   ECompany 1969-  1970    Phu Bai  A Shau  FSB Bastogne
  john mulhollan
UserEmail:                jm54@swt.edu
hhc band spt cmd   HHC  1969    Phu Bai   A Shau    FSB Bastogne Was a band member. i was a squad leader and patrol leader.  we ran recon patrols around camp eagle.  also we rebuilt and helped  defend fsb bastogne during a 3-4 day period  of heavy nva activity. i do not know the date april, may, 1969 is my guess.
maj.gif (5059 bytes)Edward R. Raupp
UserEmail:                edraupp@hotmail.com
   HQ 101st Airborne Division  1969    RankinVietnam:     Major RankWhenLeftTheArmy:      Colonel.    Phu Bai I was Division Personnel Officer from July 1969 to July 1970. We were at Bien Hoa Army Base until October 1969, when we relocated to Hue/Phu Bai.
Rich Condreay
UserEmail:                RJCondrea@ATTBI. Com
2-502     ACompany  1967  Infantry man RankinVietnam:           pfc
Awards:      Vietnam Svc, Overseas Metal, and 2 Arcoms    DakTo
WhereServed1:            DakTo.   ArrivalInVietnam: Came in throough Cam Rahn Bay and Then Phan Rang. Hot and remarkably dry and first. Came under riffle fire unknown where first then in Song Ve valley.  I don't remember the names of most of the ones I served with. Only their nicknames. I came in just prior and served during  Operations Malheur I and II then for a short time after.
  Thomas Hoffman
UserEmail:                thoffman@woodco.com
101st MI Bn  Apr 1968-Apr 1969,    97B, RankinVietnam:           E-6  Hue    Phu Bai  Bien Hoa
At Camp Eagle for most of my tour. Looking for anyone in my unit.
Thomas "Beetle" Bailey
UserEmail:                tbone1012000@yahoo.com
2-502   H&Hco Recon 1st bde   July 67 to June 68    Point Man Bravo Squad
RankinVietnam:           SP/4,    Bronze,Purple heart, CIB,Army Com, Campaign,  etc.,  Hue  Phu Bai  Laos  A Shau  FSB Bastogne  Bien Hoa   Laos  FSB Bastogne

Personally walked into three ambushes on point. I had 2 AK rounds go through my canteen on left hip,on Monkey mountain,Phu Bai. I also tripped 3 different booby traps,all duds. My slack man saved me from certain death while I was busy getting to cover, Olen C. Cook, I owe you brother.My best Plattoon SGT.,Earl Willingham E-7,died while I was looking at him and talking, Huey blade hit his forehead.After 11 months,20days in boonies, I was sent to camp Eagle to go on R&R, May 68,were attacked by sappers,had to survive with no weapon, myself and SGT R.C. Smith,the area was toast in the morning. I lost the best guys I have ever known,Jerry Lee Patrick<medic>,Robert Rera<point Man>,Mark Stickles< squad leader>,Vinnie Cavella<camp eagle KIA bunker guard>,SGT Willingham<chopper blade>.I saw as much as I ever want to see,War is the last resort to insanity, then you lose your mind.  " Beetle" Bailey

  I was finally wounded on Recon hill,Bastogne,April 68.Bullet graise, and shrapnel. Sgt Boyer knows what happened next.

Looking for Olen C.Cook< Tennessee>,Tim Ahern< cambridge Mass.> Don Hunt< allentown Pa.>Lt. Rogers?,Ronald Young< Kansas>,Tom "RED" Venable<Oklahoma?>,Rivers<S.C.>,Perez,Lt. Nelson<native american>,Sgt Payne,Frank Nutter,Wallace< Alabama>,Calderwood<Mass.>,SGT. Smith <e-6 serious leg wound A Shau valley 68,Jerry Brechkler E-5,SGT. Strickland,Murphy,and more I can"t recall.
  Brien Richards  "Rich"
UserEmail:                brich@route66web.com
2-502    Recondo Platoon 1st BDE   HHC   1966    Pointman, 3rd Squad
RankinVietnam:           E-4    RankWhenLeftTheArmy:     E-5
Awards:                   Standard VN ribbons, + Arcom, (meritorious) and Silver Star
WhereServed:             A Shau    DakTo   Ia Drang, Kontum, Tuy Hoa, Duc Pho, Nhin Hoa
Arrival In Vietnam was hot, nasty and stunk!  It was about 1500 in the afternoon.
Tuy Hoa, Kontum, Dak To, Ia Drang, Phan Thiet Bam Me Thouit, Nhin Hoa, Duc Pho and surrounding area.  I was on line for 10 1/2 months of the 12 I was in country.   We were in the fieed more than not.  I could fill a book based on the   contacts we made with "Charles". 

I was with the 1st Brigade (Separate). We moved  more than any other unit our size.   From as  far South as Phan Thiet, (The Desert), to as far North  as the South end of the A Shau Valley.  We would  go to the field for 20 to 60 days.

Looking For: Doc Bagley, Ada Ok.  Shepherd gunner million dollar wound, 21 Apr 67, same day Turner was killed.  Buffalohead, engineer.   Murphy,  from North Chicago, used to hang with Sacco, Gary Hillyer, lives in Champaign Ill.  Doc Llornes  wanted to be a NY cop.  Roney, liked his shit! SSG Boyer, the baddest NCO next to SGM Sab.  Charlton, John Layette and Feretti, were in Denver area  in early 80's.  Any of the old bunch from Emerson's   Recondo's.  Found Terry Stanoshek, but he did not respond  to my emails so I guess he does not want to do this right now, understood.  He was a damn fine    gunner! 
Thomas Lon Crabtree
UserEmail:                mmctlc3@aol.com
2-327    CCompany         1967,    Viet Nam 1966-67, 1st Cav/101      Infantry, rifleman, Mortr Gunner  SP4/SP5. Badges and awards:   JUMP WINGS/CIB/Ar Com/Air MEDAL/Bronze Star/VSM/VCM/NDSM.      Assigned to C 2/327th from 1st Ca C 1/12; Airborne qualified and experienced troops were needed to move into northern operational areas. Under fire constantly entire tour, w  C /1/12  / 1st Cav Div 8/66 to 5/67; then   101ABN C 2/327INF,   5/67 to 10/67.
Wounded:  yes, minor flesh wounds, and some cranial nerve damage from impacts.
Looking  For: Thomas P. Zeigler, SP4, 101, C 2/327th; we rotated back together; you then resided in West Pasadena (L.A.) CA. We lost touch in the early 70s; received an X-mas card from you and I was residing in Cleveland, OH at the time.  Responded to your card.  Lost contact since then.  How has you life been?.  I am still living in spite of them.
   alfred t. chief
UserEmail:                achief@kaska.ca
2-502   CCompany   1967- 68,    rifleman, e4.    Awards:                   gallantry cross with silver star, bronze star,cib.  WhereServed:        Hue  Phu Bai   Quang Tri  A Shau     FSB Bastogne
Arrival: hot, always scared, heavy packs in hot weather, was all over vn with the strike force, firefights, friends getting killed.  Sept. 23 67 walked into ambush with my unit, i think we were out of chu lai but i can't be certain, than in the ashau, hue, da nang during tet
LookingFor: Angel Cruz liked to be called jack
Was in vn with the first brigade took part in all operations july 67 to july 68 not to sure where i was half of the time.
(web note: Op MALHEUR -1BDE/101ABN engaged elements of the 2nd and 3rd NVA Divisions west of Chu Lai)
Tom Holmes
UserEmail:                tholmes1@minspring.com
596th Signal Battalion    HHC     1970   RATT Operator, RankinVietnam:            SGT,     Vietnam Svc;     Phu Bai       FSB Birmingham 
  David M. Webb
UserEmail:                dmwebb50@nvbell.net
2-501     BCompany   1969,   RankinVietnam:           E-2,   Awards:     Bronze Star, Air Medal, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campain, CIB.    Hamburger Hill  Phu Bai  A Shau   FSB Bastogne
A Shau Valley, Hamburger Hill, Bastogne area, May 1, 1969 - March 31, 1970 Five campaingn stars
tony nappi
UserEmail:                papanapps@aol.com
2-502     BCompany  1969-70      11b40  sgt,e-5
Awards:                   ph, brz s,arcom,cib,2 air meds, etc.
WhereServed:             Phu BaiFSB Bastogne
WhereServed1:            FSB Bastogne
ArrivalInVietnam: yeah, landed in camrahn bay and the air smelled of crap.
CircumstancesUnderFire: oct'69 in low lands, apr'70 hill 714' various ambushes during various times. Dodged spit and curses back in the world.
Wounded:  rpg shrapnel on hill 714 in apr'70.
I corp, they never told me where exactly we were.
David Huhnerkopf
UserEmail:                cruzinusa777@hotmail.com
159th Avn BN    BCompany    1971    68E20 Prop and rotor repairman
RankinVietnam:           SP4
Awards:                   Vietnam service, Valorous(I think) Unit citation
WhereServed:             Phu Bai
Arrival was Hotter than hell and they were having a firefight at the end of the runway when we touched down at  Cam Rahn Bay Airstrip
ARTHUR P. CORLEY SR.
UserEmail:                MOTHERCASSIE@AOL.COM
2/17 Cav  ACompany  1968   scout, RankinVietnam:    E3.
Awards: purple heart, bronze star
Served:    Hue   Hamburger Hill   Phu Bai    Quang Tri   A Shau  Bien Hoa
Arrivied in the Nam 4/25/68 at Bien Hoa stay there five days for in country training then ship north to Hue. I was ambush out side our fire base LZ Saber had two KIAs   (6/6/1968);  big fire fight outside of a place call Cao Bang, another fire fight around fire base LZ Forward there were many many more just can"t recall all now.
I took a gun shot to the left side of chest and left upper arm,shrapnel lower part of body. Looking for troops I served with. I can"t remember names.
I was a scout machinegunner 101 2/17 ground cav a troop (BLUES)
   Phillip Jordan
UserEmail:                jordan41299@mo-net.com
3-187 & 2/319th Arty  BCompany  1968- 1969     Arty Gunner 102mm cannon
RankinVietnam:           Sgt. e-5
  all nam medals, purple heart, bronze star V device 1st oak leaf cluster, 2 unit presidental citations
Hamburger Hill  Phu Bai  A Shau   Bien Hoa 
FSB Airborne we were overrun. May 13 1969.  We were a support group for Hamburger Hill
FSB Berchestgaden June 14 1969. We repelled  the NVA and had lite cassualtys.
WE lost our Medic
Wounded:  Yes on May 13 1969. By satchle charge. I was blown off my feet twice
LookingFor: I am looking for all that served with B Battery 2/319th Arty.
Joseph John Meehan, nephew of CSM Mick Meehan
UserEmail:                         Oneblrmkr@aol.com
187th RCT(Rakkasans)  1969       Hamburger Hill  A Shau
My name is Joseph J. Meehan ,It was my uncle Bernard (Mick) Meehan Jr. that was in Vietnam doing at least 4 tours I beleave. I know he was CSM w/ HHC at the Battle of "Hamburger Hill",but I think he told me he was wounded by friendly at the start along with his battallion commander  Wendall Hunnecutt and several others.
1LT.gif (1485 bytes)    GARY C BRIDGES
UserEmail:                GARY5755@LCC.NET
2-501   C   Company  1968     PLT LDR   1LT
Awards:     3 BS 2 ARCOM AM CIB   Hue   Phu Bai
DEC 67 THRU MAY 68 RIFLE PLT LDR DURING TET NEAR HUE
John Ray
UserEmail:                issiac@manydaughters.com
2-506   ECompany   1970      Point man recon     e4          Purple heart    A Shau
Mortared linking up with a company.
Had 16 shot out of hands by surprised NVA.
Wounded by booby trap.
LookingFor:. Melvin Laird medic
   Glen A. Guidry
UserEmail:                gaguidry@xspedius.net
1-506     ACompany  1970     11b E-4; Awards:                   Purple Heart, Air Medal
Phu BaiQuang Tri
Wounded:   Mortar round.  March 26, 1971.  Jefferson Glenn, Lam Son 719
Michael J O'Neill
UserEmail:                Weststa33@ aol.com
2-502   HHB 2/320th Arty      1966-1967
Assignment:    Mech in 66/Recondo 67;  Spec 4;  Awards:      CIB,BS,PH,Arcom,etc
WhereServed:             Quang Tri   Bien Hoa
Under Fire:  A few times,remember a long night in the Song Ve Valley in July of 67!!
Wounded:  Yes, July 67 Sept 67
Looking For:  Anyone who served in the 320th Arty in 66 and anyone from 2/502 Recondos 67.
John Kampschroeder
UserEmail:                jkampschroeder@excel.com
1-501    Also HHC 2/501 in 1969 ACompany     1969   Combat Infantry
RankinVietnam:           E-3; Awards:       Purple Heart, Bronze Star;  Hue   A Shau
Based out of LZ SALLY, FB Mongoose, Sandy, Birmingham

The platoon was leaving a village and one guy and myself were bringing up the rear. The VC opened fire on us with a machine gun. We laid as flat as we could in the rice paddy hearing the bullets zip by our head. The rest of the platoon started firing into the village with machine gun fire, and M-79 greanades. When the firing stopped we were able to get up.

Wounded:  around August 1968; Deceased Members:  Alan Meisheid who was killed in the 8 click ville:
ALAN JAMES MEISHEID was born on May 17, 1949 and joined the Armed Forces while in SOUTH DAYTONA, FL.  He served as a 11B10 in the Army.  In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3.  On September 10, 1968, at the age of 19, ALAN JAMES MEISHEID perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Thua Thien. You can find ALAN JAMES MEISHEID honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 44W, Row 18.
Daniel E. Goodell
UserEmail:                daniel_goodell@yahoo.com
101st signal BN        HHC      1967  Phone & Switchboard repair    Sp-4
Awards:                   Have six, turned down Purple Heart (dumb), Bronze Star, Etc.,
WhereServed:             Hue   Phu Bai  Bien Hoa   Phou Vin,

We were transferred from the 82nd to the 101st on nov 4th '67 and immediately shipped out to Nam. Arrived in Bien Wha(sp?) in time for the tet offensive.  Was on Perminitor with m-16 in am when ammo dump in lon bein(sp?) was blown up. Watched as small nuke-like cloud went up to the clouds and could see the shock wave coming. Traveled around alot fixing phones and switchboards. Rode shotgun to denang couple times. Was brought in with one other guy and LLRP team to set up communication repairs in Camp Eagle in 68.
I have many B/W photos taken between 11-68/2-69 of CE. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.

CircumstancesUnderFire:

To many times to write here.  Was close call many times from motar and rocket fire.   Hit by dirt clumps (lucky) and rocks. Damage to nose but looks ok. No serious physical injurys.

LookingFor:  James VonForagger(sp?), Jimmy and others, Jim from maine, Dick Hurley, others., I have some records I kept I will look up.
ARNOLD ANTHONY MAGWOOD 1ST
UserEmail:                MAGW3718@BELLSOUTH.NET
1-501 INF    ACompany     1970      31-MIKE-CHANGE TO 11BROVO    E-4
WhereServed:             Phu Bai  Quang Tri  Khe Sanh  Bien Hoa
ArrivalInVietnam:

YES,I WAS IN GERMANY,MY NAME CAME UP ON THE LIST,TO GO TO VIETNAM.MY MOS WAS 31M20.WHEN WE LANDED AT Tanh Son Nhut AIRFORCE
BASE,THEY RAN A BREIFING,THEN ASIGNED UNITS,MY MOS CHANGED.A CARNAIL FROM 101ST
AIRBORNDIVISION SAID HE DID NOT NEED NO
DAM 31MIKES,CHANGE HIS MOS TO 11BROVO.I ASKED THE FIRST SGT.WHAT IS 11BROVO.HE SAID,JUNGLE BUNNY,BUSH BEATER. I SAID DAM,I HAVE COME FROM HEAVEN STRAIGHT TO HELL.I LEFT FROM THRERE AND WENT TO CAMP EAGLE.AND THATS WHEN I KNEW I WAS IN HELL.TO WHOM THIS MY CONCERN,MY WIFE IS TYPING THIS FOR ME.IF YOU WANT ANY MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME OR HER 256-859-4232.MY HUSBAND HAS TO LAY DOWN NOW.HE HAS PTSD,AND THE MEDICATION
HEPLS HIM SLEEP.     MRS.SABRINA MAGWOOD

CircumstancesUnderFire:

YES,WE GOT AMBUSHED,HIT THE WHOLE DAM
CAMP.SOLDEIRS GOT KILLED,BLOWED TO DAM PEICES.

Wounded:

YES,HE SAID HE GOT CUT UP,BY A VIET KUN,HAND TO HAND COMBat.HE SAID HE KILLED HIM.

DeceasedMembers:

SGT.BOWEMAN FROM OHIO.  OLIVER J. HANDLY LT.IN THE NAVY,STATION IN QUINON. WILLIE J. SUPER,IN NAVY TO
John Piwowar
UserEmail:                vmdairy@usaor.net
1-506 INF   HHC 101st Abn Div  1969      Infantry operations and intelligence
RankinVietnam:      SSG E-6
Awards:                   Yes.......the usual..VNCR, VNSM, ARCOM, Bronze Star(meritorious), CIB
Phu Bai,  Camp Evans, FB Granite

I remember the hot, humid night air and the smell of insecticides at Bien Hoa.  The stewardesses, who were in tears, gave everyone a kiss at the bottom of the plane steps.

20MAR70, FB Granite, sapper attack, 10 American KIA, 31 WIA. Sp4 Robert Kenoeffel HHC 1-506 died 20MAR70
LookingFor: Sp4 Tommy Taylor, HHC 1-506th, wounded at FB Branite

Was with G2 section at Div Hq during the seige of FB Ripcord, part of team that collected field info and wrote the daily intelligence summary for the daily Staff briefing
dennis hughes
UserEmail:                denashu@vol.com
2-502   BCompany 1966      1967 1968 1969 11b2p pointman, rear security
RankinVietnam:           e 4       cross of gallantry and the rest;  Phu Bai,  phang rang tuo hua  Rainy,exciting,scarey etc.
Chris "Doc" Westwood
UserEmail:                synergy@seanet.com
2-501   BCompany   1967-68 Tet      Medic   Spec 4   Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign,   Hue    
We expected to have to fight our way off the aircraft once landed in Nam.  Boy what a suprise to find ourselves on a large American Air Base.

CircumstancesUnderFire: 22 Feb. 68  Large sweep in hamlet outside Camp Evans, supported by 1st Cav Choppers.  Engaged 2 battalions of NVA en route to Hue during Tet offensive.

22 Feb. 68 was hit by automatic weapons fire while trying to get to one of the guys in my platoon.  I was 2nd Platoon Medic.

B Co. 2/501 has 26 names on the wall.  God rest them all.

LookingFor:  guys who made the move to Nam in Dec of 67 with 2nd Brigade 101st, especially those guys in HHC Company and the Medical Platoon.  Still looking for the kid from Tiburon who lost an eye in the Nam.

Went to Nam in Dec 67 with 2nd Brigade 101st Abn, operated in the Hobo woods outside Cuchi, shared rivalry and base camp with the 25th Infantry.  Moved North to Phu Bai in Jan 68 and operated out of Camp Evans, supported by 1st Cav choppers, God Bless them! 2/501st was involved in the assualt on Hue during Tet 68.
jerry hoy
UserEmail:                hoysupply@aol.com
2-327   ECompany   1970- 1971     recon   E4   bronze star cib  HuePhu BaiQuang TriKhe SanhA Shau 
I was with 2/327 company E hawk recon fron 11-15-70 to 6-15-71 was pulled from the field and placed in headquaters on the fire bases till i came home.  i am looking for any hawks that i served with.
Steven Randy "Rookie" Riggs
UserEmail:                SRRookie@att.net
1-506    Inf(Airmobile)  CCompany   Mar1970-Feb1971 Forward Observer   SP4  Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, ACM, VSM, CIB, etc.  Phu Bai  A Shau  Camp Evans, I-Corps region

Arriverd in Cam Kon Bay early 1970 and was sent north to the 101st ABN because of shortage of personnel.  Arrived at HQ 1/506, sent to E Co for 2 days; from there sent out as FO for C Co. 1/506. For following 6 months fought with C Co.  Known as "Rookie", red-headed skinny guy.  Mom's dead now, yet I'm sure everyone remembers the fudge Santa Claus, a bit hard but it still tasted like fudge.    

CircumstancesUnderFire: FB Ripcord, FB Katherine (Silver Star), A Shau Valley, several other FB outside the A Shau area, etc.
Wounded: twice: hip and had a concussion on two separate occasions.
LookingFor: "Lewinski";  "Zippo";  Bright red-headed medic that served 5Jul1970 called "Doc" (we were best friends while serving together); Message to: RTO Mead (2nd PTN C Co 1/506, who got shot in the throat)- did the wound get rid of that hillbilly drawl of yours? ;
Message to "Pinky": are you still real nosy?  Remember when we went out looking for souvenirs on OP duty while our Co. was blowing an LZ and we almost got ourselves killed and had to kil to get back?

I am looking for anyone who served with me, but I cannot remember their names. Was originally with E Co. but primarily served with C Co.   I got my rank upped a couple of times but was too radical and got in trouble too much and kept losing rank gained! Want to know who the turkey was that brought in the transitor radio that a couple of us snuck away to listen to and we were picked up on our combet radios. We got caught by "Zippo" and we could have gotten court-martialed.
JOSE A  DIAZ
UserEmail:                KP4JF00791@MSN.COM
1-501   ACompany   1971 BRON STAR    AIR MEDAL CIB   HuePhu BaiQuang Tri  
WILFORD H. WRIGHT JR.
UserEmail:                SONGBORECONDO31068@YAHOO.COM
2-502    RECONDOS   ECompany 1967    THROUGH 1968; M-60 MACHINE GUNNER/RECONDO PLATOON 2/502 WIDOWMAKERS; PFC/LEFT AS SGT. E-5
  C.I.B. / PURPLE HEART/ ARMY COMMENDATION/ W/VALOR /ARMY COMMENDATION MET SEV/ BRONZE STAR MERA-SERVICE
WhereServed:   HuePhu BaiA ShauFSB BastogneBien Hoa      SERVED WITH CO.C 3RD BATT. 12TH SPECIAL FORCES OD334 STAYED ON FOR 12 YEARS

I ARRIVED AT CAM RAHN BAY ON THE 16TH OF DEC. 1967. I VOLUNTEERED AT A SMALL RECRUITING STATION ON MAIN ST.HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA..OFFERING MY SERVICES TO MY COUNTRY AND HOLDING UP A TN.TRIDITION (FROM WHICH I WAS BORN)AS A VOLUNTEER.I LIKE THINGS SWEET AND SIMPLE.I TOLD THE RECURTER I WANTED TO BE AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 101ST ABN. DIV. AND I WANTED TO GO TO VIETNAM.AFTER MY TRAINING I WAS ASSIGNED TO VIETNAM, BUT TO THE 173RD.WHEN I ARRIVED CRBAY MOST OF THE 173RD HAD OCCUPIED BEDS AT THE CRB HOSPITAL.AS A RESULT OF FINDING CONCENTRATED NVA UNITS(DAK TO).A EARLY WARNING SIGN OF WHAT WAS TO COME, TET 68.I WAS AT CRB FOR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE 101ST FTGURED OUT THEY NEEDED ME.I WAS TRAINED AT AIRBORNE INFANTRY SCHOOL FT. GORDON GA.BY CADRE THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN WHERE I WAS GONING. THEY KNEW THAT OUR TRAIL WAS GONING TO BE A VERY HOT ONE AND INSTILLED IN US THE SERIOUSNESS THAT WAS ABOUT TO COME IN THE MONTHS THAT LAY AHEAD.BACK TO THE QUESTION;GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY.I HAD TO GET OUT OF CRB I WASN'T INTERESTED IN FILLING OR HIDING BEHIND SAND BAGS.WISH GRANTED. 101ST

AS YOU KNOW THE 101ST HAD THE NICKNAME NOMADS OF VIETNAM. WE WERE CERTAINLY NOT LOST OR WANDERING WITHOUT CAUSE. WE PUT IT IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT. WHEN THE SHIT HIT THE FAN WE WERE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRAFT.ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE FIRE FIGHTS IN VIETNAM HAPPENED ON THE SONGBO RIVER OUTSIDE OF HUE ON MARCH 10 1968.AN APPRAISEL BY COMMANDERS OF THE DIVISION , BATTALION AND COMBAT VETERANS THAT HAD EXPERIENCED YEARS OF AS YOU PUT IT (UNDER FIRE).RECONDOS OF THE 2/502 30+IN NUMBERS INCOUNTERED AT CLOSE RANGE (10-15 METERS)AN ESTIMATED 400 TO 500 NVA IN A AREA NO LARGER THEN A SQUARE CITY BLOCK.SURROUNDED AND PINNED AGAINST THE SONGBO WE HAD NO OPTIONS.THE RECONDO FORCE FROM PFC TO THE CAPTAIN, THAT DAY PULLED ACTS OF BRAVERY BEYOND WORDS.NOTHING, AS FAR AS I KNOW HAS BEEN WRITTEN OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.TO ENCOMPASS WHAT UNFOLDED IS MIND BOGGLING.MAYBE ITS MY JOB.THIS NEEDS MORE TIME TO BE DOCUMENTED ANY FURTHER.PLENTY TO BE WRITTEN OF THAT DAY,AND OF FOLLOWING DAYS GONING INTO THE ASHAU VALLEY.

Wounded: 2 APRIL 1968 RECONDO HILL, OVER LOOKING FIREBASE BASTONGE AS IT WAS BEING SECURED AND READIED FOR A LONG STAY IN THE ASHAW. I WAS WOUNDED BY CHICOM GRENADES AND SATCHELE CHARGES, DELIVERED FROM FOUR DIFFERENT BUNKER POSITIONS WITHIN THIRTY FEET OF MY AQUIRED POSITION.

IN HONOR OF MEN OF THE RECONDO FORCE 2/502,WHO GAVE ALL.I DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES ON THE BATTLE FIELD AS A RECONDO.I'LL POST THESE NAMES IN HOPES A COMPLETE LIST CAN STATED IN THE FUTURE.WITH NO RECORDS SPELLING IS OPEN.I DON'T KNOW WHO WILL READ THIS, THAT WILL BE ABLE TO ADD AND CORRECT BUT ITS A START. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY RECIEVED.....IN MEMORY:  V.CARROVELLO....JERRY LEE PATRICK....(DOC)WHORLEY....RERREA....SCRUVELLO SGT.....TENNESSEE.... I ALSO NEED TO LIST NAMES OF THOSE THAT DID THEIR LAST OP AS CIVILIANS. THEY ALSO CARRIED THE PRIDE AND HONOR AS BEING REMEMBERED AS A 2/502 RECONDO....O'NEILL CROCHETT....TROY KIRBY.... DIAMOND JIM KELLY..      

LookingFor: TIM AHEARN FROM BOSTON.....JOHN BROCKWAY IN WASHINGTON....DONALD WELSH PA.....THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDDED ..THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR MUCH NEEDED SITE. I'LL BE BACK      

THE RECONDOS OF THE 2/502 SERVED AS A IMPORTANT FORCE WITH IN THE BATT.MANY THINGS NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE FRONT REGARDING THIS UNIT ,THEIR SIZE,OPERATIONS AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS. THE TRUE AND UNWASHED VERSION OF THE PROUD AND HONORABLE MEN WHO WORE THE BLACK BERET OF THE RECONDOS.
Gary Burleigh
UserEmail:                ghenders@twcny.rr.com
2-327  3rd platoon    CCompany     1971- 1972 squad leader sgt.  air medal bronze star     HuePhu BaiQuang Tri  LookingFor: Willis Keller
JOHN R JONES
UserEmail:                101JOHJONE@WW.webtv
3-187     426 SS BATT      BCompany  1969-   1970    11B RTO/ 76VICTOR    E/4         ARCOM BRONZE STARR CIB ,     Phu BaiQuang TriFSB Bastogne,  Quang Tri
ArrivalInVietnam:

22OCT69 I ARRIVED IN RVN WENT TO LONG BIEN TO BE TRAINED SHIPPED OUT TO CAMP EVANS WENT TO THE ASHAU FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS THEN WE WERE ASSINGED TO PHUNG DIEN AREA

CircumstancesUnderFire:

OCT 69 SNIPER IN THE FIELD MORTER DURING ROUTINE AMBUSH PATROL NOV70 IN QAUNTRI PROV AREA OUR CO ATTACK BY SIR CHARLES ROCKET RPG AND SMALLARMS FIRE I WAS THE FIRST ONE TO RESPOND FIRE AT ENEMY AND A BROTHER WITH AN M49 GRENANDE LAUNCHER AND A CHUHOI FIRED HIS M49 TOO GOOD THING THERE WAS NO CASUALTIES IN OUR UNIT BUT WE KNEW WE WERE HIT BY NVA

Wounded: NO

LookingFor:

DAVID GREEN WHO INTO COUNTRY THE SAME TIME I DID GOT SERIOUSLY WOUNDED BY 105 BOOBY TRAP BLEW HALF OF HIS FACE OFF HE WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN THEY MEDEVAC HIM OUT OF THE FIELD
mike fullen
UserEmail:                fullen@wcc.net
2-502  CCompany  1967 thru may 68 machine gunner/squad ldr.
RankinVietnam:           E-4 /E-5;   gimme row/bronze star/arcom w/Vdevice CIB;  HuePhu BaiFSB Bastogne.   Arrived in Phan Rang then up to Duc Pho met SGM Sabo and the lack of boots to wear and working weapons
Wounded: Hit in the leg off fire base bastone not bad
DeceasedMembers:  craig Mcdaniel,charles brown,robert holleyfield,dennis anderson
Comments:

after craig mcdaniel was kia,i became sqd ldr.we ran patrols and ambushes in some very hairy places,not more than 6 to 8 of us 

CRAIG ALLAN MCDANIEL was born on July 11, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA. He served as a 11C1P in the Army, 1ST PLATOO, Battalion 2, Regiment 502.  In 2 years of service, he attained the rank of SSGT/E5. On September 29, 1967, at the age of 21, CRAIG ALLAN MCDANIEL perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tin. You can find CRAIG ALLAN MCDANIEL honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 27E, Row 30.

CHARLES EDWARD BROWN was born on October 3, 1942 and joined the Armed Forces while in THORNE BAY, AK. He served as a 11B10 in the Army.  In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3. On December 6, 1967, at the age of 25, CHARLES EDWARD BROWN perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Bien Hoa.

LACY  E. BRIDGES
UserEmail:               
LACY54@GAMEWOOD.NET
3-506    BCompany  1967   airborne   pf4  vietnam service, bronze star, silver star, combat wounded are just a few;      Hue
LookingFor: marshall hill, michael gibson, danny bridges
Ranger.gif (2816 bytes)    ssgt gary doair
UserEmail:                classic3802@aol.com
L, 75 INF Rangers    ACompany   1967    sniper    sgt    bronze star, perfume river
In the bush. my scout was killed. no scout of mine ever lived
LookingFor:  SFC Roberts
jerry hoy
UserEmail:                hoysupply@aol.com
2-327    ECompany 1970  e4   bronze star &cib    Hue  Phu Bai  Quang Tri  Khe Sanh  A Shau
       
Under fire in a shau valley
when i got to vietnam i was sent to the 2/327 and volunteered to join hawk recon company E and served from 11-11-70 to 6-15-71 and then was moved to headquaters as radio operator and then was moved to acting duty nco on the fire bases.  on 11-15-02 i visted fort campbell and a little let down to find out not only had hawk recon had been forgotten but so had the 2/327.
Rocky Olson
UserEmail:                rockywins@aol.com
2-506      ACompany  1969   Infantry/Squad Leader    E-5     Bronze Star (V) 2ea,  Army Comendation (V) 2ea,  Vietnamese Cross   Hamburger Hill   A Shau   Camp Eagle
LookingFor: "Doc Tim Sughrue
1LT.gif (1485 bytes)    Jim Magouyrk
UserEmail:                currahee@harbornet,com
3-506  CCompany   1969  Platoon Leader    1LT
few times, ambushes - thiers and ours - some hot LZ's; Wounded, mostly southern II corp. humped a lot of bush, ate a lot of cold c's
Harry Manning
UserEmail:                haryo1948@yahoo.com
478th Aviation div  1969    helicopter mech. fliyng crane   spec 5;
Awards:                   Bronze      
WhereOther:               Freedomhill Red Beach Danang
Under fire on a couple flight missons and at unit in Red Beach, Danang
I was a mech. and flight eng.on the CH-54 flying crane, when first arrived it was the 1st Cave  at Freedom Hill Red Beach Danang
Ken Stuteville
UserEmail:            KWSTUTEVLL@AOL.COM
2-502  DCompany   1967    3rd Platoon M-79 then RTO
RankinVietnam:           E-3; Awards:                   2 purple Hearts and other stuff
WhereServed:             Hue Phu Bai  Quang Tri  Khe Sanh  A Shau  Bien Hoa
Jungle training at Phan Rang; Frequently-Sometimes in charge sometimes running like hell
Wounded: Grenade-May 18th, 1967 I was in the third platoon carrying a M-79.  We were reinforcing 2nd platoon-half of 2nd platoon was killed in a bunker complex.  We were moving off the hill (night) with wounded when we were hit by grenades-I was slack behind Dale, Dale was killed and recd the CMH for his Heroism.

I was wounded again on June 10, 1967 when the fire team I was in was ambushed-Gun Shot wound in right sholder and back. On June 10, 1967 when our fire team was being cut to ribbons, a black medic named Payne ran off the secure hill and pulled me up to my feet-helped me to safety-I never saw him again.

LookingFor: Any soldier that was in 3rd platoon 2/502 during the year of 1967. Bannas, Moon, Payne, Sanders, Weasle, Sgt, Blue

I was in 210 days of combat operations.  The 101st Certificate of Service lists the following operations:GATTLING I, GATTLING II, FARRAGUT III, FARRAGUT IV, FARRAGUT V, SUMMERALL, MALHEUR I, MALHEUR II, HOOD RIVER, BENTON, STRIKE FORCE, AND COOK.  Not sure of all the locations.
JOHN R JONES
UserEmail:                JOHJONES101@WEBDOTTV
3-187  BCompany    1969    FOR 4 MONTHS A GRUNT      E-1 TO E-4
Awards:                   CIB BRONZE STAR ARCOM VIETMEDAL
WhereServed:             Phu BaiQuang TriA Shau
Arrived 22OCT69 DARK AND HOT WE TRAVELED ON A BUS FROM BIEN HOA TO LONG BIEN CAMP WHERE WE TRAIN FOR TWO WEEKS AND THEN ASSIGNED UP NORTH TO I-CORPS

THE FIRST TIME UNDER FIRE A SNIPER THE SECOND MARTAR ROUNDS HIT OUR POSITIONS THE THIRD TIME THE NVA FIREUP OUR POSITION WITH RPGS AND SMALL ARMS FIRE THAT TIME I LOW CRAWLED UP TO THE PERIMETER AND FIRED MY M-16

LookingFor: DAVID GREEN FROM ZANESVILLE OHIO
James E Lanning
UserEmail:                jelbcl40@ev1.net
2-501   A-2-501/ 101st  1967/1968   E3    HueQuang TriKhe SanhA ShauBien Hoa
Wounded
 LTC.gif (4970 bytes)   LTC (Ret) John J, Przybylski
UserEmail:     Skijohnj@aol.com
2-501   CCompany      1968       S-2; then Company Cdr E CO; then C Co
RankinVietnam:           CPT;   RankWhenLeftTheArmy:     LTC
Awards:     2 Bronze Stars, Air Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Valorous Unit Award
WhereServed:              Hamburger Hill   A Shau  FSB Bastogne
It was my second tour (first tour I was a MACV advisor to the the 3rd then 1st Battalion of the 51st ARVN Inf Regt --in Qunag Nam Province); Remember arriving in Bien Hoa then reporting to my Battalion in I Coprs at FSB Pinky just south of LZ Sally

Under fire: FSB T-Bone (Rocket Attacks);AOs south and west of FSB Birmingham;A Shau Valley; Final Assault on Dong Ap Bia (20 May 69)
et al ...
DeceasedMembers: Spec Spinnachio; LT King; Sp Martin; SP Scraggs;
LookingFor: Any who serve in either C/2/501st or E/2/501st

ROBERT HENRY KING was born on February 12, 1944 and joined the Armed Forces while in TUSCUMBIA, AL. He served as a 1981 in the Army.  In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of 1LT/O2. On January 25, 1968, at the age of 23, ROBERT HENRY KING perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Hua Nghia. You can find ROBERT HENRY KING honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 35E, Row 33.

DOYLE JOHNSON
UserEmail:                Doyle_30784@msn.com
101ST ADMIN CO     HHC  1969-  1971   COURIER/LIASON    E3
Awards:                   BRONZE STAR, ETC.;     HuePhu BaiA ShauBien Hoa
THE MEN I SERVED WITH.  I WASN'T A HERO, BUT MANY OF THOSE I SERVED WITH WERE AS MANY OF YOU.  I KNEW JOE HOOPER, THE MOST DECORATED SOLDIER DURING THE VIET NAM ERA.
FLEW EVERYDAY IN VIET NAM: C130; CHOPPERS; SMALL ENGINE PLANES; AND TRAVELLED ON LAND WITH VARIOUS VEHICLES.

THE ONLY TIME UNDER FIRE WAS WITH A SMALL RECON TEAM NEAR HUE.  I DON'T REMEMBER THE PLACE, DATE OR CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEPT JUST LAID ON A SIDE OF A HILL AND WATCHED/HEARD BULLETS RICOCHET OFF THE ROCKS.  I FLEW ALL OVER VIET NAM AND OCCASSIONALLY RECEIVED INCOMING FIRE/ROCKETS, ETC. IN SOME OF THE PLACES I STAYED. I STAYED WITH AN ARMY UNIT IN DANANG, NEAR A MARINE COMPOUND, AND ENCOUNTERED SAPPERS WHO WERE KILLED.  I DON'T REMEMBER MUCH REGARDING VIET NAM.   
DeceasedMembers:  JOE HOOPER
    JOHN JOSEPH HOOPER was born on July 1, 1949 and joined the Armed Forces while in VENTURA, CA.  He served as a 67N20 in the Army, and attained the rank of SP5/E5. On August 1, 1970, at the age of 21, JOHN JOSEPH HOOPER perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Thua Thien. You can find JOHN JOSEPH HOOPER honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 8W, Row 74.
LookingFor: JIM GRISHAM - OHIO WAS ARTILLERY
ULAM - HAD JUST TURNED 18 - PENNSYLVANNIA
BOB JOHNSON - WASHINGTON - GRUNT
ralph badgero
UserEmail:                rab48@webtv.net
27th cbt. engr.    CCompany  1967,    1968-69   demolitions/road&building costruction/lz's & firebases,     e-5;   Hue  Phu Bai  Quang Tri    A Shau  FSB Bastogne   Bien Hoa
Under fire : ashau&hue at camp eagle in "68"and at xuan loc while in support of 11th acr. in "67"and lz sally in"69"in all three events machine gun,rockets,&mortar rounds plus snipers.
LookingFor: paul villegas
Edward D. Wenglarz
UserEmail:                ewenglarz@yahoo.com
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  lst bde    RangerLRRP  1967      Senior RTO, 11B4P, 11f2P;   SGT E-5
Awards:                   Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/cluster,CIB.,
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiLaosA Shau      Duc Pho, Tam Ky, Chu Lai, Bao Loc, Song Be, and parts unknown
BestMemory: Wanting to get back home! Hoped everyone would come back in one piece.
Wounded:  1- 2 Oct 67 outside of TAM Ky on a Firebase. Was hit by sharpnel during rocket and ground attack. Same hill Webster Anderson got MOH. 2- 23 Dec 67 outside of BOA LOC. My LRRP team engaged the enemy about 3 a.m. The account is in the book "Six Silent Men" book one, by Reynel Martinez.
LookingFor: SSG Larry Jacobs
Served with Security Platoon from Jun 67 to Oct 67 when I joined the 1/101 LRRP DeceasedMembers: SGT Patrick Henshaw, KIA Dec. 23, 1967, also known as "Mother".  
PATRICK LEE HENSHAW was born on April 21, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in SPOKANE, WA. He served as a 11F40 in the Army.  In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of SGT/E5. On December 19, 1967, at the age of 21, PATRICK LEE HENSHAW perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Lam Dong.
Harley Mike Morgan
UserEmail:                hscr@aol.com
3-506   HHC   1967    S-4   Awards:                   Vietnam Service, Bronze Star, Army Acomidation.  Phan Teit Ran Resupply
  Marvin Lentz
UserEmail:                lentzphil@yahoo.com
1-501      BCompany 1969 
 1LT.gif (1485 bytes)  Bruce A. Crawford
UserEmail:                crawfordb@thurston.com
3-506     CCompany   1970     Platoon Leader   1st Lieutenant
Awards:                   Vietnam Svc, Bronze star, CIB, arcom, ndsm
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiFSB Bastogne
I remember comeraderie with the platoon members, Camp eagle. UnderFire: Jungle near firebase  Bastone
3rd platoon leader C Company
Acting Company commander C Company
Executive Officer C Company
Battalion S-4 forward for LTC shallikasvilli 3/506
  robert watson
UserEmail:                rwc2501@hotmail.com
2-501     CCompany   1970 11b    e-3;  Awards:                   cib,arcom,bronze,
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiFSB Bastogne
  kenneth m johnson
UserEmail:                melodya2003@yahoo.com
2/17 Cav    CCompany   1970  crew chief  spc 4
Awards:                   bronze star,vietnam svc,
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiQuang TriKhe SanhA Shau
BestMemory: all the different guys i met from all over the usa
CircumstancesUnderFire: ashaw valley late 1970,early 1971. nightly attacks,making a run on a 50 cal position,it was ugly
DeceasedMembers: srt cherry,ron rogers,newman
Patrick Tracy
UserEmail:                pjtesqpe@ireland.com
1-501   BCompany 1969     Platoon Sergeant  E-6         HuePhu BaiQuang TriA Shau
    Dong Ha
DeceasedMembers: Rudolpho Alura
BestMemory: Hanging out at China Beach
CircumstancesUnderFire: Phong Dien, walking the dikes of a rice paddy at night.
LookingFor:  Scott Stocker
steven thompson
UserEmail:                weevon1949
2-501     HHC 1969-1970     ghost e5    Phu Bai    lz sally
BestMemory:  whores of vung tau
Glenn Blackwell
UserEmail:                glennmjb@hotmail.com
1-501     DCompany   1970   grunt      sp/4   sgt   Phu Bai
Wayne Kuper
UserEmail:                kupselk@dtgnet.com
2nd 11th artillery    CCompany  1969   gunner   E3 to E5
Awards:                   Vietnam Svc. 2 Bronze Stars, 1 with V device
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauFSB Bastogne     Phu Bai
BestMemory:  Making it off Firebase Airborne alive.
CircumstancesUnderFire:  We were hit on May 13,1969 on Firebase Airborne. We just got to Airborne on the 9th and were hit by 2 NVA battalions.
DeceasedMembers: Nobody in our battery was killed, thankfully. However 26 Americans were killed that morning though.
LookingFor:  James H. Miller from Canton, Ohio at that time. Dennis McAlear from Jacksonville, Florida.
I was on Firebases Normandy, Vegle, Jack,Camp Evans, Camp Eagle, Airborne, and Arsenal. Most of my time was spent as a gunner on a 155 towed howitzer.
dave pfeifer
UserEmail:                crymedic@pcmagic.net
1-501    BCompany   1969     medic    sp/4
Awards:                   bronze star,cmb,vnmsvc,vnmcmpn,air med,2 arcoms/v,gd cndct,air ass.?
WhereServed:              HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauFSB BastogneBien Hoa
I ONLY REMEMBER A FEW NAMES OF THE GUYS, BUT I REMEMBER A NUMBER OF EVENTS. IN FACT I STILL HAVE THEM ON MY DREAMS.
                              DOCDAVE
CircumstancesUnderFire: Too many times to remember, starting with rpg attack at lzsally the first nite I was assignrf to bravo co.Then there were many others for my full year tour.More stories than there is room for here. I wrote a book about it all and named it   "crymedic" and am trying to get published now.
                     docdave    101st abn div.  1st/501st inf.  b/co,lzsally     7/69-7/70
LookingFor: lt birmilin,moony,cid cosmo,barnes and langly,sgt tucker,and others.
All over northern I Corps.
  Mark Phillips
UserEmail:                koma@sbcglobal.net
1-327    HHC  1971   63C20     sp4
Awards:                   Vietnam Svc., Bronze Star
Phu BaiBien Hoa
Several times at Camp Eagle Sniper Fire
DeceasedMembers:  all of the men of the 1/327 that died in the helicopter crash that left DaNang enroute to Camp Eagle
LookingFor:  anyone that was in HHC co in the 1/327 in 1970-1971
I was in the 1/327 HHC co at Camp Eagle from 1970-1971. We was the ones that pulled security for the Americal division while they pulled out in DaNang.
RAYMOND WUNDER
UserEmail:                raywunder@webtv.net
2-502   BCompany   1967-  1968    11B4P   PFC
Awards:                   CIB PH
WhereServed:             Hue   Phu Bai  A Shau   Bien Hoa
RODERICK MARSHALL
UserEmail:                MARSHALL506@MSN.COM
2-327 Hawk plt     HHC   1966-   67MAY
Assignment:               MEDIC, RankinVietnam:           SP4
RankWhenLeftTheArmy:     E6
Awards:                   SOLDIERS MEDAL ,PURPLE HEART,
WhereServed:              HueHamburger HillLaosQuang TriBien Hoa

I REMEMBER THE TIME WHEN TEEM'3 HAD TO FIND A TRANING CAMP.WE RAN UP ON THE CAMP THAY SEEN US THAY CAME AROUND THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN AFTER OUR PONT MAN.THE SGT MOVED US UP IN THE TREE LIND THEN OVER TO THE TALL GRASS,WE SET UP A PROREMMATER IN SIT DOWN THAY CAME WITH TWO BIG GUNS AND OPEN FAIR ON THE TREE LINE FOR AT LEAST 15MIN.WE DIDNOT MOVE TELL NIGHT FALL,WE MOVE OUT ON A BEE LINE TO OUR CAMP,WE HAD TO STOP AT A BIG TREE ,ALL OF US LAYED DOWN ,GOT UP THE NEXTDAY we wear AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL ,from THE CAMP.

The hawks 6 man team went out with Aco 2/327, came up on a camp on the side of a hill, wood was cut that morning,i ask my sgt cud i tell the first LT about the find sgt said yes i told him he looked at me like i did not know what i wwas saying i told my men to stay down.The first plt went around the side of the hill in all hail broke out.the plt sgt called for me to come up frount becouse the plt medic was hit,i went up got the man,at this time the CO ask the plt leader the location hawkplt sgt gave the location the CO said i have a gad dam LT i wont him to give me what i ask for.the LT had to fall back out of the tree line to find it on the map.The CO.of 2/327 ask my sgt theAO then told us to fall back .two jets came in so low we seen the faces.

Wounded:  ON hiway 1.resupping the sp force camp with gas,we had that job for three days.A nine year old boy shot me after that he fell in the stream in got out in town.

DeceasedMembers:  SP4 Leland R.Cottin.HHC 2/327th Inf
  M_Strongheart@yahoo.com 3-187   and  OtherUnit:               3-321 B co.     CCompany   1970-1971      Artillery/radio-telephone op
Awards:                  Bronze Star, Vietnam Service, & 2 others       Khe Sanh      A Shau 
LookingFor:  Lloyd Kasenky
NORMAN  MILLER
Email: normanm@duo-county.com

 

101 ABN 2-502 C Co  1966/67  
Assignment:  PATROLE  AND SEEK OUT ANY  VC
RankinVietnam:           E3Awards:      VSM.  NDSM. VCM  PARACHTISTS  CIB  .  CODE OF CONDUCT    AQRCOM,  AIRBORNE WINGS ;     DakTo    Bien Hoa;    KONTUM,  NHA TRANG,  PHAN RANG  
BestMemory: THINKING OF MY FAMILY AT HOME AND THE DAY I LEFT TO SEE EVERYONE

UnderFire: DAK TO, KOUNTOM, MANY OTHER SMALL ARES,
WHEN WE WERE ON PATROLE ,TO SCOUT OUT ENEMY PATROLES.

Wounded:  PUNGI STAKE IN SHOE MINOR SCATCH, ALSO, SMALL SHRAPNAL,IN BACK WHILE WE WERE MORTED,ALSO MINOR OUR FEILD MEDIC NEVER REPORTED, ALSO TRYING TO CONTACT HIM
LAST NAME IS WOODRUFF OR WOODROW.

LookingFor:  A MEDIC LAST NAME WOODROW OR WOODRUFF WAS WITH C/ CO 2/ 502  101 ABN.  1966/67 ALSO  A FRIEND NAMED JOHN BAX
Charles Baecker of
VA Med Center,
500 N. 5th ST,  Hot Springs SD
159th aviation battalion  CCompany 1971;  crew chief door gunner recon;     e4Awards:                  vietnam ser medal purple heart ser cross bronze ser medal comendation bronze star
     Hue Phu Bai  Laos   Quang Tri  Khe Sanh  A Shau
BestMemory: warrant officer Reed from Cincinnati Arvin insertion to Mai Loc
UnderFire:  Mai Loc Recon mortar attack
Wounded:  hand lasceration 203 breech blast
LookingFor: Richard Rodrigeiz Pheonix Arizona
randy mills
UserEmail:               randymills3@comcast.net
2-502; 1967-1968:  E-CO/20TH INF.(ABN) LLRP  ACompany  
Assignment:     POINTMAN,SLACKMAN,MACHINE GUNNER, SQUAD LEADER SGT.E-5
Awards:  VIETNAM SVC,CIB,VIETNAM CAMPAIGN RIBBON
   duc-pho,song-ve valley , tam-ky
25th aug.67 my platoon walked into the 21th or the 25th NVA RGT HQ. We lost 8 kias,26 wias. that was from the whole co.that we called in. We lost one helicopter pilot and one helicopter trying to take out our dead and wounded. It was a bad day. That was in Duc-Pho. Operation MALHEUR 1, A co.2/502/1st bdg.

UnderFire: June of 67, duc-pho in the song-ve valley, I don't remember circumstances. We came under fire so many times. Sometimes it would be a sniper,and sometime it would be small groups.

Wounded: Duc-pho.  A granade was thrown and Eric Shaw and I were hit in the knees.  When they asked if we were hit I said I was okay. Eric reported his.  We did`nt leave the field, but he got a purple heart and I did`nt.

DeceasedMembers: charlie farrell,allen jackson,robert stine,don kinton,sgt.lee,lt.green,doc. brown, doc.grimes, howard, lew, sgt.smith, mcdanial, mcdonald.thats the ones i can remember,but there was alot more,  GOD REST THIER SOULS.

LookingFor: ERIC SHAW,PHILLIP W.YAKLICH,FRED LYNCH
   
   
   
   
Bradley N Jimerson
UserEmail:    cjimerson@alltel.net
2-501    BCompany    67-68  Machine Gunner    E4/E5
Awards:                  Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign, CIB, Army Commendation;   Hue  Bien Hoa
  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Wounded: 13 Mar 69 Schrapnel--Suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost my left eye--near Hue--am still 100% service connected
LeadersInUnit:  Capt Jimmy Nickels  2nd Lt Rick Arbogast
Sgt Guillermo Lanzo
DeceasedMembers:  Capt Jimmie Nickels  Doc Don Ramsey
LookingFor:   Sgt Willie Brown    Frank Campbell  John Richardson
Edgar Gonzalez   Guerrua

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!  I have found over 80 of the guys in B-2/501st who served during 67-68 and am always looking for more.  Check out our website for B-2/501st RVN 67-72 at www.b2501airborne.com
William Farnie
UserEmail:    william.farnie@icn.siemens.com
1-506    DCompany  1968-1969
Assignment: 11Bravo,   E4
Awards:  Two Airmedals,Bronze Star,Arcom, Vietnam Svc and Vietnam Campaign, CIB
 Hamburger Hill   Laos  A Shau  FSB Bastogne
 Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
The Battle for Hill 996 Ashau Valley 7/11/69  see this link
http://www.virtualwall.org/units/hill996.htm
LeadersInUnit:
Capt.Hendricks
Capt.Ditchfield
Sgt.Rhett
Sure I'd like to find more of the guys.Right now there are 25 of us in contact either via land line or email.
Op Nevada Eagle
Op Kentucky Jumper
Op Massachusetts Striker
Op Apache Snow
Dave Johnson
UserEmail:               david.johnson7@attbi.com
1-327   BCompany 1969, 1970 and 1971
Assignment:              76Y40 Supply Sergeant
RankinVietnam:           Sgt. E-5
WhereServed:             Phu Bai
Best memory: Bob Hope Christmas Show at Camp Eagle, December 1970
LeadersInUnit:  CO: Feliciano
DeceasedMembers:  David Neff
LookingFor:   Andy Anderson, Jack Kellog, Keith Mooney, Lester Lull, Ron Davis, Ray Scammel,  from 1968 and 1969
CAMP EAGLE, RVN 02/69-02/70 and 09/70-08/71. Co B, 1/327th, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne. 
   
 Lawrence W.Jordan
UserEmail:               carte_28@msn. com
2-502      BCompany  1967 low and fast target   SP/4
Awards:  Purple Heart. too often to remember,grunt so I wasn't privy to locations.
Wounded:  June 10 Bad timing
LeadersInUnit:  Lt. David Belding Sgt.Sam Snyder
Michael Strongheart Gonzales
UserEmail:               M_Strongheart@yahoo.com
3-187    B co. 1/321 Abn.  CCompany 1970-  1971  rto
RankinVietnam:           corporel
Awards:                  bronze star,ndsm,vsm,rvncm,o/s bar,bsm
WhereServed:             Khe SanhA Shau
  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
A buddy named Lloyd Kasenski(sp?) I volunteered from 1/321 to 3/187 101st as RTO. When I DEROS'ed, he gave me his combat infantry badge. I need to find him - was with me during the Falls op.
LeadersInUnit:  Cpt. Thomas Rodgers, Cpt. Stephan Metcalf
DeceasedMembers: Sgt.Chester Lyons K.I.A.
LookingFor:  Lloyd Kasenski (sp?)or  Ruff (Rough?)Lost his leg
Lamson, Jefferson Glenn, The Falls Op
  Timothy.F.Ahern
UserEmail:               cs-webmaster@lycos.com
3-187   ACompany 1966
 
Charles R. Moore
UserEmail:               cmoore@hpnc.com
3-187   C battery 2/11 Artillery  CCompany    1967   artillery
RankinVietnam:           sgt E/5
Awards:                  bsm; vsm w/1 s  svc star;  rvncm
WhereServed:             Hue   Phu Bai   Quang Tri   A Shau  Bien Hoa  
When we had fire missions everyone pulled together. We were like family.
UnderFire: LZ Jane.  During TET Offence. The NVA tried to over run us. The NVA used bamboo poles and tried to polevolt over the consuteno wire but failed
I was sergeant and chief of section of my gun.
Sgt. Charles R. MOORE C BATTERY 2/11 ART. VietNam
  ARTHUR R BESSER
UserEmail:               raymondbesser@yahoo.com
2-502  1 ST BDE      BCompany   1967   INFANTRY    E-4
BestMemory:
   JUNE--10--67
   MAY---18--67
   AUG---18--67
   JUNE--11--67
LeadersInUnit:     SGT  WEATHERWAX--I WONDER WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO OLD WAX !
DeceasedMembers:   IT IS VERY FUNNY WHEN YOU LOOK BACK   AND ALL YOU SE IS BLANK FACES--WHY WHEN EAT- SLEEP-AND-DRINK WITH SOMEONE   EVERYDAY FOR MONTHS AND AND YOU CAN"T   REMEMBER THERE NAMES, IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF YOU WERE EVER THERE AT ALL?
  KNOW MATTER WHAT THE FEAR NEVER LEAVES.
LookingFor:  JOHN LEWIS STALEY 3rd HEARD
 Peter Paden
UserEmail:               jpaden21@comcast.net
159th ASHC Regiment   ACompany      1968 doorgunner/crew cheif    E-5
Award bronze star/army comidation/airmedalw/V device &  22 clusters
WhereServed:   Hue  Phu Bai  Laos  Quang Tri   Khe SanhA Shau   FSB Bastogne  Marine base Vandergrif
BestMemory: the bonds made between flight crews in their daily lives
LeadersInUnit:   Major Burns XO
Captain Michells FLT PLT OFFICER
SFC Dorsey FLT PLT SGT

DeceasedMembers:  CWO Rhoads for whom air field for A Co 159th ASHC was named for at Phu Bai flew over 2,000 hrs in RVN as a doorgunner/crewcheif/flightengineer on a CH47.1st 6 months in support of 101st ABN troopers last 6 months in support of 1st Marine Division in and around and over DMZ     Flew out of Marine base at Vandergrif.
 Herb Klein
UserEmail:               trimberg48@yahoo.com
1-501   CCompany 1970- 1971    pointman,M203
RankinVietnam:           Spec.4,E-5
Awards:                  Bronze Star,Air Medal,C.I.B.,
WhereServed:             HuePhu BaiQuang TriKhe SanhA ShauFSB Bastogne   Thua Dien,rakkasan,rifle,Rockpile
 Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire:  March 1971near the rockpile,firefight with nva scouts,2KIA,2Wia,3NVA kia 1stLT Tikita shot 3 times,  Glen Yell killed
LeadersInUnit:   1stLT Tikita
DeceasedMembers:  Glen Yell,Neal Crowder
 Paul Shaffer
UserEmail:               psha486613@aol.com
1-327   ACompany 1970-1971
Awards:                  CIB,Air medal,Viet Nam Service, Vietnam Campaign,
WhereServed:             HuePhu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne     Birmingham,Veghel,tenn.Fury        Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: The friends and the closeness of being in a Infantry unit.
Our Platoon was hit by an acccidental  shelling on Dec24, 1970.Had 12KIA and 6 more wounded Just outside of FSB Bastogne
LeadersInUnit: CO Edgar Lampkin, Capt. Niskenan( Lost in Chooper crash Nov 1971)

DeceasedMembers: Anthony Brese,Paul D'Amoato,Gregory Felker,kennenth Griffin,Larry Heen,Jamie Laboy,Calvin Mack,Thomas Noble,Michael Nugent,Eric Odem,Wessley Phillips,Steve Pohancek,Joel Ivy

LookingFor: Looking of any one tha t info on the Christmas Eve  Accident. Also hvae a web site address for 327th battalion:
www.sceamingeagles-327thvietnam.com
Dan Goodwin
UserEmail:        DKGOODWIN70@yahoo.com
3-187    OtherUnit:               173rd  82nd
Which Company:     RangerLRRP   1966  67,68,69,72
RankinVietnam:           E-5
Awards:                  silver star w/clusters  bronze/clusters  purple heart,   Khe Sanh
I am Tom Goodwin's son.I am searching for anyone who was HAWK RECON.
 
 joe a. diaz
UserEmail:               joeronymo@aol.com
101st  DIVARTY   HHC JULY 1970 - JULY 1971
Assignment:              s-4
Awards:                  Bronze star
WhereServed:             HuePhu Bai 
 Wayne Holden
UserEmail:          
  waynewayne101@hotmail.com
C  Company, 1-501 INF  1970    Rifleman
RankinVietnam:   PFC, Awards:      VSN VCM VNCG AM CIB ARCOM GCM 2PH.   Hue   Phu Bai  Laos   A Shau   Bien Hoa    Tam Ky;   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire:  Tam Ky - Ghost Mountain Hill 270
Wounded:  2 times on May 21st assaulting Hill 270
LeadersInUnit:   Capt David Gibson CO and Lt Dan O'neill Plt Ldr

Looking For: Mike Peterson, Ricky Larsen, Clarence Parker, John Sansone, Joe Murphy, Gregg Decock, Paul Tenkman
Operation  Lamar Plain

All Honor To Their Names.
Remembered Deceased  Members:

John Vollmerhausen,
Photo from:
"Vietnam: One Week's Dead"
LIFE Magazine
Vol. 66, No. 25
June 27, 1969
Thomas Jackson,
KIA 21 May 1969
Photo from:
"Vietnam: One Week's Dead"
LIFE Magazine
Vol. 66, No. 25
June 27, 1969

And:
Patrick Diehl KIA 21 May 1969;  Lenord Fenceroy KIA 21 May 1969 while assaulting a a heavily defended hill near Tam Ky;  Lee Napier KIA 21 May 1969; Rudolf Rossi and Paul Ganun.

Larry T. Lathrop
UserEmail:               L-Lathrop@msn.com
  326 th Engr   CCompany  1970-1971  Road Grader
RankinVietnam:   E-1; Awards:  National VietNam Life Saving
  Hue Phu Bai  Quang Tri A Shau   FSB Bastogne   Gladiator
Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Going into town with the guy's for a weekend.

UnderFire: While having lunch on Bastogne. 40mm mortar fire 5 or 6 round's. Tore the top of the tent off.Took my cherry!
built: Air Strip in DMZ
built: Road to A-sha valley
maitained fire base Bastogne,Galdiator

 

Tom Becker
UserEmail:               tommary@execpc.com

FSB, "Hustler," July, 1969, Operation Lamar Plain, (Tam Ky).

HHC, 1-501 Infantry    June 69-70    Commo Chief
RankinVietnam: Sgt. E-5; Awards:   Bronze Star, Army Commendation, Vietnam Svc.   Phu Bai   LZ Sally;  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Capt. Held gave us model, (balsa wood and silkspan paper) airplane kits on Christmas day.
UnderFire: LZ Sally rocket attack early Sept. 1969.
LeadersInUnit: Platoon Leaders, Lt. Fisher and Capt. Held  Platoon Sgt. Roy Hughes.
LookingFor: Spc-4 John Kish and the Commo Platoon.  See Commo Platoon, HHC, 1-501 Infantry
   http://my.execpc.com/~tommary/vietnam

TOC Commo squad leader, perimieter switchboard and FM radio nets.  Tam Ky, LZ Sally, LZ Nancy and Phu Bai, radio repairman.  Worked FSB's Hustler, Hau Duc, Professional, Ann, Pistol, Roy, Veghel, Bullet, Bastogne, Bermingham, Jack, Henderson and Eagle Beach.
Richard "Berk" Bergquist
UserEmail:              
cagrunts@yahoo.com
1-501 and 158th Avn Bn (Aslt Hel)  CCompany    1968- 1970
3rd Plt. MG / Door Gunner  SP4
Awards:   Bronze Star w 1st OLC, Air Medal w 7 device
WhereServed:             Hue  Hamburger Hill  Phu Bai  Laos  Quang TriA   Shau    Mai Loc, DMZ
BestMemory: Finding a bench in a Pagoda to sleep on up out of the water during the Monsoon.
UnderFire: During my first tour of duty as a machine gunner. My squad was rear security as we left a village at dusk.  Myself and my asst. gunner came under machine gun fire in the open rice paddies.  I returned fire on the run toward the source of the enemy fire.  I tripped and fell busting my mouth on the feedtray cover of the magchine gun.  We mangaed to get to the treeline without getting hit.  I spent the night in pain with an exposed nerve from a front tooth busted in half.  Many times as a door gunner for B Co. "Lancers" assault helicopters.  Never took a hit. 
DeceasedMembers: Gerald Kirby, KIA June 1968 and Michael Cox KIA May 1969

LookingFor: Danny Lopez

I spent nine months with Charlie Co. 1/501st Infantry.  We seached Villages and hamlets in the I Corps.  We were loud and opearted in Company strength often sweeping villages on line.  Blowing bunkers with grenades and running into booby traps and snipers as we progressed through the vilages.  The buddy I went over with a replacement didn't survive the first month..shot in the head by sniper while eathing noon meal.  I extended my tour of duty to get an assignment as a door gunner on a gunship.  I was sent to a new in country assualt helicopter unit as a door gunner.  I flew CA's in the A Shau, Hamburger Hill, CCN into Laos, and Marine Force Recon into the DMZ, 
 At great personal risk, in hot LZ, saved the life of one Marine, and rescued one Pilot from crashed helicopter ducking M60 ammo cooking off in the fire....never decorated...for either.  I eventually was removed from flight status due to migraine headaches and nightmares.  Psychiatrist diagnosed as "Situational Combat Fatigue."  Spent the remainder of my time in country taking photographs of live on Camp Evans...was in charge of the bunker line sector for our flight unit. 
 stork
UserEmail:              
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2-502      ECompany  1968   inf. recon  sgt.
Awards:  cib-air medal- bronze star w/v-device-
Hue   Hamburger Hill   Phu Bai   Laos   Quang Tri    A Shau
UnderFire:  all the time can't count
a shau valley center-high lands
 Jim Feikert
UserEmail:              
mijim@earthlink.net
1-506   CCompany   1969-1970  squad/platoon leader   sgt.
Awards:    two air medals, vietnam service, vietnam campaign, bronze star
Served in the  A Shau
Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LeadersInUnit:  "Farmer"  and  "Zippo"
 Merle Thomas
UserEmail:               ashau@Qwest.net
557th Combat Tracker Team , 1st Bde  1969 - 1971  Visual Tracker , Dog Handler ( Lab )    E - 5 Sgt.  CIB, Bronze Star, Air Medal, ARCOM, etc. Hue Phu Bai  A Shau   FSB Bastogne   Bien Hoa  Many of the 101st FSB's

Best memery: My dog Smokey T-006 a Black Labrador Retreiver. He was a well trained and smart dog. I never knew what the final disposition of him was though. I also was very close to some really stand up guys in my unit.

UnderFire:   My baptism under fire came on my first mission north west of FB Bastogne near the A Shau Valley area.We were called out by a line unit, who had sprung an ambush the night before. There was a clear blood trail and we were suppose to follow it and reestablish contact with these enemy soldiers. It was in the monsoons , October 1969, and very wet. I was walking slack for the VT ( visual tracker ) when we started to follow the bloodtrail. We followed the bloodtrail for awhile , all the time the blood became less noticeable. Soon we were following a footprint or sandal track here and there. We did this the rest of the first day. Late that afternoon we found a pair of trousers that were pretty blood soaked laying on the bushes off to the right side of the trail. This let us know we were still on these individuals trail. We continued until near dark and set up an NDP  on an old LZ. We found some empty 51 cal ammo containers and some empty rice bags. The next morning we took off again following speradtic tracks. Near mid morning we made a couple of creek crossing. Upon crossing the second creek, I found a small piece of  blue bandage. We were starting to get closer. About an hour after we crossed the second creek, we had come to another creek crossing. This was a figure  "s" type crossing. We had just figured out what we were going to do, when above the noise of the rushing water we heard two enemy soldiers start talking and laughing. We froze, and tried to pinpoint where the noise was coming from. We pulled a couple of frags and threw them towards the noise and opened up when they went off. After the firing started, the VT took the up stream position to provide security. I ran across the creek and up a pathleading from the creek to the high ground. I was almost up to the top when I saw a bunch of small hooches. I held my ground and after the firing had stopped, I yelled that there was some hooches up here. The VT came and covered me while a searched them very slowly. It turned out to be a staging area for about a company size element. We destroyed the hooches and returned back down the hill and crossed the creek.
While all of this was going on, one of the enemy ran towards our dog handler and was shot. He was the wounded one that we had been following. Also, the line unit we were with had shot two more enemy soldiers. It is ironic that the wounded one was a medic and we recovered a large medicine pouch full of medical items. Further search of the body revealed some money and a few pictures of presumably his family. He was wrapped in a nva poncho and being the new guy, I got to carry the body down the trail to the other two. On my way back a line dude said, " Hey man, you got blood all over your back and down your pants". I had wondered why I suudenly had felt a little warmer, it was his blood running down my back. I said, "Glad it ain't mine", and he just grinned. When I got back up the trail with the team, the VT said come look at this. He took me across the creek and went to the left and showed me where a trail watcher had been sitting. We looked at each other and shoke our heads. Apperently , he chose to retire instead of fight.

We remained with that unit for 5 more days and was replaced with another team. I remember that the line unit Commander made the statement in our after action report, that he thought his unit could have done what we did. It sorta ticked everyone off. It was a difficult trail to follow, the pants were about a meter off the trail and the piece of bandage that I found was about as big as your little fingernail. We came back to FB Bastogne and eventually to Camp Eagle. We cleaned our weapons and restocked and packed our rucksacks and waited for our next mission. I received my CIB for this firefight.

LeadersInUnit: Lt. Renshaw and Lt. Young

1LT.gif (1485 bytes)   William Dean
UserEmail:               grandaddydean@yahoo.com
3-187   DCompany 1970   Platoon ldr, 1st Platoon    Lieutenant
Awards:   Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart (1st oak Leaf Cluster) Vietnam Svc, Vietnam campaign medals, Combat infantrymans Badge
Hue  Phu Bai          Camp Evans, FSB Rakkasan
BestMemory:  Being with the men in the unit and trying to make sure they got back home in one piece.
UnderFire:  Under fire several times.  Most of time spent in mountains near FSB Rakkasan, in the low lands near Camp Evans and along coast doing resettlement.

Wounded:  First wounded by booby trapped 105mm round outside of Phong Dien village, April 1970.  Second time was near abandoned FSB Sword north east of Camp Evans, Aug 8 '70.

LeadersInUnit: Echo Company 3/187th  CO- Lt Sullivan, 1st Sgt Blood
Delta Company  CO Cpt Creight, 1st Sgt Anthony Tufts
DeceasedMembers:  Sgt John Fako, Oct 70
Spc Carroll Raymer Aug 8 1970
LookingFor: Anybody from either company
   
 Robert Barber
UserEmail:              
sstrupe@triad.rr.com
2-502    HHC    1969-  1970
Assignment:              FSB Commo Sergeant
RankinVietnam:           SGT
Awards:                  BS, AirMed, etc...
WhereServed:             HuePhu BaiFSB BastogneBien Hoa;  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LeadersInUnit: Colonel Shay, Major Hamby, CSM Saboloski, SFC Durham, CPT Canella
DeceasedMembers:  Looking for information about a Captain and a PFC (or SP4) Burns that were killed during an artillary strike on our firebase (Rifle/Bastogne) sometime around early to mid 1970.
 Frank McBride
UserEmail:               Mcbridestl@aol.com
1-502      CCompany 1968   Grunt  SGT
Awards:                  Vietnam svc, bronze star, pupel hart arcoms
WhereServed:             HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauFSB BastogneBien Hoa
Bruce Hardaway
UserEmail:               drut7@yahoo.com
2-501    CCompany    1971  M-60 Gunner   SP4/E-4
Awards:  CIB etc;   Phu Bai
WhereOther:              FSB Rifle and Tomahawk;   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Putting the AF at Cam Rahn Bay on Red Alert.
The first time was at LZ 56 which was also covered with booby traps. Our CO's RTO lost his foot there.
LeadersInUnit:   CPT Lynch and CPT Hong, SFC Prigmore
LookingFor:  Ralph (Bo) McGorik (Spelling?) Georga
Bill Pilkington, Fall River, Mass.
“WELCOME HOME”
Perry Percle
UserEmail:               perry.percle@wslife.com
1-327    ACompany 1970  11B20    Sgt
Awards:      Bronze Star, CIB
WhereServed:      HuePhu BaiQuang TriFSB Bastogne
came under fire twice FSB Bastogne
 Frank McBride
UserEmail:               Mcbridestl
1-502    CCompany  1968 Grunt   E 5
Awards:   Vietnam Svc, Bronze Star,  2 Arcoms ,Purple Hart  + Others           HueQuang TriA Shau    LZ SALLY   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
I was on the Chopper that landed on the US Embasy durring TET
Bennie Griego
UserEmail:               Nevernope@aol.com
3-187     ECompany   1970  RTO    E4
Awards:   Purple Heart, Vietnam Svc, CIB    Hue     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Coming Home! Mail Call! When anyone went over to entertain us! I can't remember chit now!
Ambush got hit on left arm! I want to find he Sgt who sent me my belongings to Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, TX.  I don't remember his name maybe someone out there does and is was in the same unit I have posted!

Wounded: December 19, 1970

can't remember much anymore.  I was there only a few months before I got hit.
LookingFor: I am looking for anyone with hhq co e 3/187inf Oct-Dec 19, 1970
We were ambushed and I remember getting hit and hitting the ground. Remember seeing another get hit on his leg and went down too.  The chopper couldn't land so they suspended the penetrator so we could be lifted. Anyone remember that please contact me!
  smallaxe101@hotmail.com 801st Maint. Co      ACompany 1966    Asst Operations NCO    E-5 Awards:   Army Comm, VN Service,  VN Campaign       Phu BaiBien Hoa    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Ron Anderson
UserEmail:  snooper187@aol.com

     

3-187    ECompany 1969 recon   sp4  VS,BS,AM (2), CIB   HueA ShauFSB Bastogne; Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Christmas Eve 1969
UnderFire:  In the Ashau in summer of 69 and in the lowlands by the S. China Sea/ around villages during monsoon season
LeadersInUnit: Lt. Sullivan (originally with C Co., and SSgt. Gale Juel of Kansas
DeceasedMembers: John Taylor of New Orleans KIA 2/7/1970
On February 7, 1970, at the age of 25, JOHN LEWIS TAYLOR was killed in South Vietnam, Thua Thien.
LookingFor: Bill Rausch from NY State, he was on his 2nd tour
Co. E recon , gathered and intel and generally harrassed nva and chuck
 Kenneth C Snyder
UserEmail:              
kensher1@cox.net
2-501   ACompany  1969   Sniper   sp4 Vietnam Svc, Air Medal
WhereServed:    Phu BaiQuang TriFSB Bastogne     Quang Tri
Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory:   Christmas and New Years on Fire Base Bastogne
 UnderFire:  In Quang Tri, and in the jungles around  FSB Bastogne, Aprox. 6 times
Wounded: I was not but many in my unit were and some were killed.
LeadersInUnit:  Platoon leader Lt Morris,  Lt Hocket
Platoon Sergeant E-6 Bland
Squad leader Sergeant E-5 Larry McDonald
DeceasedMembers: 
Sergent E-5 VICTOR ZARAGOZA was born on February 3, 1950 and joined the Armed Forces while in HOLTVILLE, CA.
Lt. Hockett, DAVID ALLEN HOCKETT was born on March 14, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in RICHMOND, IN. On February 20, 1970, at the age of 23, DAVID ALLEN HOCKETT was killed in action.

Operated out of Fire Base Bastogne, Cut LZ's on mountain tops and pulled ambushes, went on combat assalts
 Earl Dyer Jr.
UserEmail:       E1119AD@aol.com
2-327  HHC  1967   infantry    E4/E5   2 Bronze stars with Vs   Hue   Phu Bai
On the beach in Cam Ranh Bay UnderFire: Battalion Headquarters overrun.  Hilltop, fire.  All night.  Left that hill the next day. I think it was June 67 out of Duc Pho
LeadersInUnit: Battalion commander Lt. Col. Abood
1st Brigade only at the time. Sept 66-67.  Moved all over the country. Tuy Hoa, Phan Thiet, Dak To, Kontum etc.  Came back later as a 60 gunner with the 82nd (for Tet).
Carolyn Parker Stanworth
UserEmail:             cypos52@yahoo.com


Sister of PFC Euan John Ernest Parker, KIA 26 May 1969
1st Battalion - 501st Infantry   BCompany  1969      
Awards:  Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Svc, National Defense Svc, Vietnam Campaign, Marksman Badge w/rifle and automatic rifle bars, RVN Military Merit, RVN Medal with Oak Leaf (I can't identify what it is)   FirebasesLZs:          Quang Tin (perhaps Quang Tri), Chu Lai, Phu Bai


My brother John (PFC Euan John Ernest Parker) was KIA 26 May, 1969 near Quang Tin.  He  was born on August 18, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in BRIGHAM CITY, UT.
He was "in country" from April 1969 to May 1969. He was moved around a lot but I pray someone remembers him. Our family was given three conflicting reports of the event of his death. One account is that he died at "Hamburger Hill" but his DOD doesn't coincide with the May 10-20 1969 dates given for that event.  If you have any info, pictures, etc., I would appreciate hearing from you.  I am an Army brat and I give my heartfelt love and thanks to all veterans and their families.
Photo Courtesy "Vietnam: One Week's Dead" LIFE Magazine, Vol. 66, No. 25 June 27, 1969

 michael l benoit
UserEmail:      
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2-501     HHC  1971     driving 2/1/2 ton trucks   sp/4  Hue  Phu Bai,    camp hochmuth and tan son nhut      Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Serving with the best  i drove trucks every day to the firebase tomahawk bringing what  ever my co told me to do and i did my job to the best  every day until i was evaced out to guam then sent back in to drive trucks for the 110th tc co. 34th gen support group saigon  

UnderFire: first time was when rocket fier at the base camp in the middle of the night they missed us and hit their own villiage second on the road highway one going to the fire base rocket attack it missed my truck and hit the supply train blew it right off the tracks this all happened in 71 aroung july or so
Wounded: no but i did get evaced out cause i caught a infection called cellulites had major surgery on both of my hands  to save my fingers

My co's name was capt zimmerman and capt doorley  i did not have a platoon sgt i only took orders from my co that way only he knew my where abouts  i was assigned to him and him only and what i was told
Don't remember to many names cause as a  truck driver bringing troups to the fire base  every day  most of them did not make it back so i kind of kepted to my self  i already lost the friends i grew up with in nam
LookingFor: yes my co capt zimmerman and my supply sgt his name is sgt wahl

phu-bai(camp hochmuth)driving truck to the fire base and to the rear 18 hours a day bringing all kinds of supplies that were needed even ice for the 105 howizers to keep the ammo cool and aviation fuel untill i was evaced out then i ended up in saigon driving trucks for the 110th tc co on tan son nhut air base i left nam in 72
 Eddie Ireland
UserEmail:              
eireland@starband.net
1-501      C Company     1968    GRUNT     PFC
Awards:   Bronze Star w/V (2), Purple Heart, Army Commendation w/V, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service;   Hue  Phu Bai  Laos  A Shau  LZ Sally
UnderFire: Yes more than I really care to remember or dwell on
medivac to 22nd Surg Hosp Phu Bai, then to DaNang, then to USS Repose Hospital ship, then back to DaNang and finally to Camp Zama Hospital in Japan
 JOHN MARLOWE
UserEmail:              
kokomo7@juno.com
2-501    BCompany    1970- 71     11B1p    e5-e1-e2-e3
Awards:     ARCOM,CIB,VIETMANIESS CROSS OF GALLINTRY/PALM ,JUMP WINGS.VIETNAM SVC/2- BRONZE SVC STARS;     HuePhu BaiA Shau       fsb Ripcord,       Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory:  FREINDSHIP TO THE END, I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THAT AGAIN AFTERWARDS!
UnderFire: MOST OF THE TIME THERE, AND EVERY NIGHT AFTER FOR THE PAST 33YEARS THAN I DIE!
Wounded: IN THE HEART WHEN I CAME BACK TO THE WORLD! AND I'M STILL LOOKING FOR MY SOUL.
LeadersInUnit:  B-CO-2/501 (I THINK 3RD PLATOON )THE CO WAS SOME CUBAN FROM MIAMI- SGT WAS MAHONY BIG BROTHER LOST HIS LEGS IN A AMBUSH ON THE LZ HE WAS A GOOD LEADER.
LT. WAS LAYHTEN
DeceasedMembers: YES BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER THAIR NAMES!
LookingFor:  I WOULD LIKE TO FIND MAHONY
THE VET CENTER AND THE KEY LARGO VA CLINIC HAS BEEN A BIG HELP.
 Gary Goeckel
UserEmail:              
wggoeckel@epix.net
2-501   2 Plt (Nickname F-Troop)    DCompany   1969- 1970   11b40       e-5
Awards:    Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 2 air medals and others
WhereServed:   Hue  Phu Bai  Quang Tri   A Shau   FSB Bastogne     Ripcord Area
UnderFire: Song Bo River area,
LZ Sally, DMZ,  FSB Gladiator,  FSB Bastonge,  FSB Ripcord Area
Wounded: Yes---assaulting a hill in song bo area july 1969
LeadersInUnit: Only CO worth talking about was Chris Straub ( see the book "Ripcord").  The rest were jokes.
DeceasedMembers:
JAMES THOMAS HEMBREE JR   born on February 20, 1944 and attained the rank of SSGT/E6. On July 14, 1970, at the age of 26, JAMES THOMAS HEMBREE JR was killed in Thua Thien province.
PAUL "Rat" GERALD GUIMOND was born on May 31, 1949  and attained the rank of SSGT/E5. On July 14, 1970, at the age of 21, PAUL GERALD GUIMOND was killed in Thua Thien province.

1LT JOE HEARNE RUFTY was born on February 23, 1945 and joined the Armed Forces while in SALISBURY, NC.  On January 29, 1970, at the age of 24, JOE HEARNE RUFTY was killed in Thua Thien Province.

GARY LEE SCHNEIDER (picture) was born on September 30, 1949 and joined the Armed Forces while in NEWPORT, KY and attained the rank of SSGT/E5. On July 14, 1970, at the age of 20, GARY LEE SCHNEIDER was killed in Thua Thien Province.

KEITH EDWARD UTTER was born on November 27, 1948 and joined the Armed Forces while in EUREKA, MT. He  attained the rank of CPL/E3. On July 14, 1970, at the age of 21, KEITH EDWARD UTTER was killed in Thua Thien Province.
Operation Texas Star was my last mission--lucky I wasn't killed 2/501  took highest casualities of the operation.

  chuckster@iserv.net 2-501   A Co 426th Supply & Service      CCompany   1970    Point/Slack,  Green Tag
   SP/4    Awards:     BSM/V, ARCOM, GCM,VNSVC, VNCAMP/3, CIB;     HuePhu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne,  No towns - Boonie Rat.     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire:  Feb thru July. Ambushes both ways, Firefights, Fire Support Base attacks.
Wounded:  Schrapnel during attack on Fire Support Base Gladiator
LeadersInUnit:  Cpt Stallings, Lt Sullivan, Sgt Spurling
DeceasedMembers:  Gary Thaden and Paul "Pigpen" Carson
LookingFor:  Kenneth Litvak
 jimmy dean miller aka worm
UserEmail:               pit@centurytel.net
2-506     DCompany    1968     1969   rto    sp-4    bronze star, cib ,   HueHamburger HillPhu BaiLaosKhe SanhA ShauFSB Bastogne      Laos     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time      Wounded:    dmz oct 1969
LookingFor:  david bugsby
     Robert  E. Cox
UserEmail:               bchbudies@earthlink.net
2-327    DCompany       1969   1970     Company Commander      Cpt
Awards:  Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal,    Phu Bai    FSB Roy, Tomahawk, Sledge and Los Banos    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
My best memory is not one significant event but serving with great people was my best memory.

The largest engagement that I was in was a NVA sapper attack on FSB Tomahawk on 10 Jun 1970. We were attacked at around 0130hrs by a sapper company. We had changed the time that our FO adjusted our defensive fire's from about 2200hrs the previous night to around 0115 the night of the attack and I believe that caused the NVA to launch their attack prematurely. Most of the sapper's were caught in the wire and not one penetrated our final perimeter. Due to alert and prepared troop's on the bunker line and their heroic actions we were able to repel the attack and inflicted heavy causalties on the NVA sapper's. We lost one Artilleryman that was unfortunaley hit by an 81mm elumination round fin assembly and we had a few Infantrymen slightly wounded. The enemy lost 22 or 24 KIA and we captured 3 in the wire the next morning.
I am very proud of what my men did that night and I am forever grateful to them for their courage and heroic action.   

Unfortunately, I am not able to remember any names of the people I served with including some of my good friend's. I can remember the faces but not the names. I would like very much to get a roster of the troop's in Delta Company, 2/327th or any one in the Battalion.

I am looking for anyone that served in the 2/327th and specifically Delta Company from December 1969 to July 1970.
 

I went to Vietnam assigned to the 5th SF but when I got there i was sent to the 101st Abn Div and to the 2/237 Inf. I served for a short time as the BN S4 then was assigned to command Delta Company.
 
William H. Gibson
UserEmail:              
tired-dogs@msn.com
A Btry  377th Arty    ACompany   1969    67N20 UH-1H crew chief door gunner    SP5
Awards:     Bronze Star, Army Comendation Medal      Phu Bai    Crewed Div. Arty's Commander's helicopter covered most of "I" Corps.     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Rocketed almost once a month while living at Camp Eagle. 
Ground fire reported, but never hit.
Lost tip of right index finger while unloading oil drum at Fire Base Bastogne.
LeadersInUnit:

Capt. Norton CO
Maj. Bean  Co
Sgt. Robins First. Sgt.
SSgt. Greene platoon Sgt.

DeceasedMembers:  Lt. Billy Creach - shot down in a OH-6A while trying to rescue downed fliers.
LookingFor: James Dorsey, Francis Platero, Lockner, Dean Spanel
 randy mills
UserEmail:              
randymills3@comcast.net
2-502   ACompany     1967    point man, slack man with the machine gun squad leader    e-4 sgt.e5   cib.vietnam sve,      duc pho,tam ky    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time

there was'nt any best memories in vietnam.one memory i have is a prison raid we went on in july or aug 1967 that we did'nt get credit for.the special forces got credit for the raid and they were'nt even there, it was a volunteer mission that i volunteered for.major beckwith was in charge of the mission.

we came under fire almost every day in duc-pho&tam-ky we were on search&destroy missions. the worst contact was in tam ky aug.25th 1967. my platoon of 28 men walked into the 25th nva regamintal hg.we had 8 dead and a lot of wounded.
DeceasedMembers: charlie farrell who was killed aug.25th 1967
LookingFor:  eric shaw (ohio)

i was in the 2nd squad 4th platoon a co. 2bn.1st.brigade 101st.abn div. from may 67 to oct.67. i took part in operations malheur & wheeler in duc-pho & tam-ky i walked point every other day & slack with the machine gun every other day until i was promoted to sgt e-5 and then i became squad leader.in oct.i volunteered for a unit they developed called e-co.20th inf.(abn)lrrp.i then went to ranger training  in nha-trang with the delta-project after that we worked in 5&6 man teams all over the country and else where.
 
  Harold Sweetpea Davis
UserEmail:              
c1st501st@yahoo.com
ACompany  1966   RTO   sp/4     cib,vietnam service,purple heart,bronze star   HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauBien Hoa     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
A grenade was thrown near me from a river,I yelled grenade! I started running away and dove.I was unhurt.Buddies asked why I had not jumped on it? I said you were lucky I yelled.
UnderFire: Too many times too remember, Wounded: Yes arty shell.I Think August 29 1968
LeadersInUnit: Captain Mansfield Any one know what happened to him? C/company landed in Nam with him in dec 14,1967.
DeceasedMembers:  Fred Love ,Pop Twyford all the others I can't remember names
LookingFor:  Craig Douglas This is Sweetpea. How are You? I have thought about you alot.
 
  dave pfeifer
UserEmail:              
crymedic@pcmagic.net
1-501  BCompany    1969     91b40(combat medic)   sp/4 bronze star,air medal,army commendations v=device&cluster  + others          HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauBien Hoa    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory:   LZsally base camp.  Some firefights with bravo co.
r&r to hawaii to get married.
deros coming home.

UnderFire: rpg'd the first nite at sally.
Several firefights in the bush.
almost drowning in the october flood.
retaking of hue at tet 69.
ashau valley the valley of death.

Wounded: no, I was hit in the foreleg by schrapnel
when we got hit at nite by mortars.Being the medic,I dressed it and cleaned it myself and never left the field.No
pur4ple heart.
LeadersInUnit:    Capt. shelton, b/co    lt. msc. off. koltenec, lzsally.  lt. birmelin, 2nd plt.
sgt rock  can't remember others.
LookingFor: My brothers I served along side
Ted McCormick
UserEmail:               max101st@centurytel.net
1-327    BCompany  1970   11b 10    Pfc     Air medal    A Shau  FSB Bastogne Battle of Ripcord    Reinforced recon
LeadersInUnit:  Terry A. Mills Op Texas Star
 Harold Postlewait
UserEmail:               aldapostlewait@msn.com
1-327   C Company  1965 1966, 1968   11b1p,65. 11b1p,11h1p 68    E5
Vietnam Svc.   Phu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne  
BestMemory:  The men I served with. and how beautiful the central highlands were, UnderFire:  Constantly on a weekly basis, Central Highlands and the A Shau valley

Deased Members: Edgar "Bowie" Lueallen
KIA April 16 1966
 

Richard J. Hagan
UserEmail:               RichJH@pacbell.net
1-502    CCompany   1967   Machine gummer     Sgt E-5
Awards:   Silver Star   Phu Bai        Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
I came under fire everywere, Wounded: January 1968 in Chu-Chi I was hit with granade fragments in my right leg and shot in my left leg.
Squad leader David Simon
DeceasedMembers:  Sgt. David Simon who was my squad leader and was killed the same day I was wounded
After Chu-Chi everything was pretty much a blank. I was awarded the Silver Star March 9th 1968 but I don't even remember firing one bullet.
 MIKEISTP@MSN.COM 1-502  &  2-502    1968- 1969   E-5
 MELVIN E. AUSTIN
UserEmail:               joenmel2442@aol.com
2/11 field arty.  BCompany   70 -71  section chief  SGT. E-5
Awards:   VIETNAM /SVE,BRONZE STAR    Hue   Phu Bai
BestMemory:  When i got back on the freedom bird headed back to the world .!!
UnderFire: on fsb rakkasan, got pretty hot a couple times had to get air suport ,charlie tried on us what he did on fsb ripcord .
LeadersInUnit: my co was capt. sears chief of smoke 2nd. lt.
 i hope that [the soldiers in my unit] all returned home safely , as i did , i know it's something that i will never forgetfor the rest of my life.
LookingFor:  yes i think about it all the time ,then again i would hate to know that the men i served with & became close too like brother's didn't make it home also so in a way i'm undecided , if you have been their you would be able to understand .i hated to stay in nam , but i also hated to have to leave too,exspecially my frinds that i have become to love as brother's and i mean black as well as white & that from the heart and god bless every american man & woman that has served in vietnam .i was on a fire suport base

i was assigned to a fire suport base , [rakkasan ]my mos. 13e4p air mobile 155howtz. section chief  also recon.and with the finest, the 101st. airborne div.
  lee knight
UserEmail:              
aknight241@comcast.net
 2/506      ACompany        1970     infantry     sp4     bronze star vietnam svc
firebase ripcord   and battle at fsb   ripcord
UnderFire:   firebase ripcord hot lz july 1970  and Op TEXAS STAR
LeadersInUnit:  co capt hawkins
Bob Sproul
UserEmail:    
bob.sproul@jordan.k12.ut.us
42nd Inf. Plt. Scout Dog   ACompany   1968   Walk point with a dog  e-4
Awards:   Bronze Star, Army Comedation Medal, CIB   Phu Bai  Quang Tri   A Shau   FSB Bastogne
I served with two units (B Co. 1/501 & 42nd IPSD) and in each unit my most memorable experience was the opportunity of serving with great people in both units. People I still think about on a regular basis but have not spoken to nor seen for many years. Yet I still feel very close to them.
LeadersInUnit:   B Co. 1/501 Captain Remling   42nd IPSD Lt. Bircumshaw
 CHESTER  BROWN
UserEmail:              
BROWNC921@AOL.COM
2-327     CCompany  1970  grunt   E-5   vietnam svc, bronze star, CIB HuePhu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Bad memory: Stocked in on mtn. missed Bob Hope show. GOOD- ENJOYING GOOD MEAL IN CAMP WITH BUDDIES
UnderFire:NEAR ROUTE 9---WE HAD INCOMING ROUNDS CALL IN ON US FROM VC IN CAVES CLOSE BY. SMALL ARMS FIRE ALSO. THIS IS ONE OF MANY TIMES UNDER FIRE.   NOT Wounded--LUCK WAS WITH ME--BUT NOT FOR SOME.
LeadersInUnit:  E-5 SHANK
DeceasedMembers:  NICKNAME--ROCKY-KIA IN MAY 70 OR 71 HE HAD ONE CUTE LITTLE KID.
2ND/327 C COMPANY 3RD. PLATOON---WORKED OUT OF CAMP EAGLE PHU BAI---DANANG---HUE   ALSO AROUND THE ASHE VALLEY--FSB BIRMINGHAM---HUMPED THE MTN. AREAS
 James A. Williams Jr
UserEmail:               gjiimmee@yahoo.com
ACompany  1966   Hue  Phu Bai   FSB Bastogne  Bien Hoa   Phouc Vinh, Song Bei
    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LeadersInUnit:  Roscoe Williams CPT--Rushing PLT/Sgt
LookingFor:  Avery Oliver--Wayne Bullock--Clegg--Glenn Willis--Rodney Coleman--Worley--Young
TET Offensives I-II-III-IIII-IV-V-VI(?)
Frank Stanley Potts
UserEmail:               kbutts@ars.usda.gov
3-506   ECompany   1970   spec 5    Laos  Khe Sanh  Bien Hoa   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LookingFor: David Carr
 Carl B. Robertson
UserEmail:               shooter19432003@yahoo.com
Military Police, Camp Evens near Phong Dein, 1971 to shut-down in Jan. '72. Transferred to 8th RRFS at Phu Bai.    Military Police    Sp4
Awards:      I was there ribbons        
Remember The gross incompetence of leadership.
UnderFire:  Phu Bai, Eagle, Rockets, mortor, small arms, sappers.
LeadersInUnit: Don't remember. The SSgt. had been transferred from the Delta when his troops tried to frag him. The Lt. was an idiot. Too many years ago, so many lives lost.  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time, no contact for 33 years. Don't remember the names.
 Medic  Thomas A. Casey
UserEmail:               thomasacasey@juno.com
2-327   1971    Medic     E4  Viet Nam Service, Gallantry Cross  Phu Bai  Quang Tri   A Shau     

Memory that made the biggest impression was working on three buddies who'd been booby-trapped while patrolling an LZ.
Wounded so badly seemed futile to try to save them but heard later they all lived.  Unfortunately not all in one piece.  Would be blessing to hear how they are doing.
UnderFire:   Company sized deployment our own Cobras opened up on us thinking we were VC as we moved off the LZ. I was in a nice safe hole when someone yelled for a medic. Oh no!  
Wounded: In June of 1971 I came to after being comatose for 5 days in a field hospital.  Have no memory of the details or the approximately 2 weeks prior to my being medevaced.  Have wondered why I had seizures or what may havae preceded my being removed from the bush where I was a grunt medic.  I was a swing medic and served with various platoons for the 10 months I was in the bush.  Anyone having any information please contact me.  That's all I remember.

First deployed at Phu Bai in October 1970. Filled in for other medics who were on R and R, platoons waiting for permanent replacement medics, or who without a medic for one reason or another.  Humped the northern highlands. A shau Valley.  Time at FSB Tomahawk, etc. Thanks to my Lord Jesus Christ for getting me back alive.  Praying for all my buddies who shared c- rations with me. God's grace to you.  Please write. Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Lonnie G. Layne 1-327    CCompany   1967- 1968    Medic 91B2P  E-5
Awards:  CMB  Never received any of the other awards they said I was put in for
   Hue Phu Bai  Laos   Quang Tri    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
I'm sure there were some good memories, but all I see is the faces of the dead and wounded that I tried to save.
UnderFire: From May 67 to Dec of 67 I was a medic attached to C Co. 1/327. There were lots of fire fights and ambushes. Too many to fit in this space.
Wounded: Nothing major.  I was extreamely lucky
LeadersInUnit: Captin Northquest was the C.O. of C Co. My platoon leader was Lt. Wilcox but he got blown up my second day. Then Sgt Sanders took over as acting platoon leader. There were quite a few more to follow.
DeceasedMembers: Mathew Jolivette 5/29/67 KIA Too personal to talk about.  Many many more
LookingFor: All the guys that I served with in C Co. and all the other members of the med platoon of HHC 1/327 101st Abn.   
   AG Womble Jr
UserEmail:               agwomble@cox.net
AG office -Lt Col Hayes -  HHC    april 69 til feb 70   teletype operator for AG sgt  e-5 05 charlie   bronze star -- air metal - tietnam svc     Hue  Phu Bai  Bien Hoa    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: the spirit of the American troops-- even under adverse conditions -
UnderFire:  Bien Hoa  with 101st from April 69 til Nov 69 then  we move up to Phu Bai -at Bien Hoa several rocket and morta attacks from April thru nov 69 - approximately 20-30 sometimes 2 or 3 in the same night .
Wounded: On June 9th we got hit at 7am on the dot. They were trying to hit a formation up in the HQ area. Since I worked for the AG , I did not have to go to the formation. Several of us were hit but none killed that am. The rockets came in closer to the air base as they tried to walk them up to the formation. No more 7am formations after that day.
LeadersInUnit:  I worked for Lt Col Hayes ( from Louisana) -- He had been wounded in Korea-  He was great to work for. I ran a teletype machine that was tied into Camp Eagle ( up North )
LookingFor: any that were at Bien Hoa with the 101st from April 69 til nov 69 and then move to Phu Bai in Nov.
Sgt e-5  Andrew Womble Jr -- 05 Charlie-- worked for Lt C0l Hayes ( AG ) 
BOB KEMP
UserEmail:               BKEMP@MGOTRUCKING.COM
2-502    CCompany  1970   11 B  E  4  2 PURPLE HEARTS  Hue  Phu Bai  A Shau  FSB Bastogne Hills   714   AND 882
BestMemory:  LEAVING
 Willie O. Manson
UserEmail:               wobadboy@aol.com
  E-Co 3/187      1968    Infantry    E-4  CIB,VietnamSvc,Bronze Star,President Citation   Hamburger Hill  Quang Tri  A Shau  Bien Hoa
The Battle of Hau Nghia, we lost a lot of great troops there, Hamburger Hill and getting overun in HoBo Woods out side of Cu Chi.
I now suffer with PTSD severly. I have tried to take my life twice and iam scared to be by myself because I fear the nightmares are not over.
UnderFire: My base camp was Phouc Vinh vietnam/ we were constantly underfire in our base camp and patrol assignments.
We were there to slow charlie down, we were facing death constantly.
Wounded: I was scraped with scrap metal on my left arm and my left shoulder but never got the purple heart, because compared to the other guys, i was still fit to fight.
LeadersInUnit:  Plt Sgt Donald Bear  My C O was killed i don't remember his name.
DeceasedMembers:
Sp-4 Roy Squires Died in Sept-68 at Hau Nghia, he as cut in half.
James Collins Died Sept-68 in Binh Duong. His patrol was ambushed, he died from a sucking chest wound, he died calling my name, I can't help crying talking about these guys.
 Ron Brenton
UserEmail:               bossbrent@hotmail.com
1-327    HHC   1969   1970,1971  FIREBASE AND FIELD RTO    SGT. E-5
Awards:     VSM, 2 BRONZE STARS, 2 ARMY ACCOMADATION MEDALS, AIR MEDAL  Hue  Phu Bai  A Shau  FSB Bastogne   Bien Hoa   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: The day my CO said I was going home early on my second tour.
UnderFire:   69 and 70 at LZ SABER,FB Bastogne,  FB T'Bone, FB T'Hawk,LZ Sally, Hy Van Pass
Wounded: Never wounded but had partial loss of hearing
LookingFor:   Mike McLaughlin, John Plummer, Michael shortround Deblois, Roy Ebbleman, Greg Bryan, Gary Blakeway,Bill Smikle
Served as a firebase and field RTO around Camp Eagle, Da Nang, and Hue. Firebases:  Roy, T' Bone. Tomahawk, Birminham, Jack, Nook Nok, Lanyard, Bastogne, Arsenal, Veghel, Kathryn, Evans, also Hy van pass, Hill 46, Kim Que, LZ Sally, LZ Saber.
 Richard McCall
UserEmail:               planecrafter76262@yahoo.com
1-501   CCompany   1970    Infantry Pointman & Lead Squad Leader for CAs & hot LZs  SP4/Acting Sgt   Bronze Star w/ "V" Device (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal, ArCOM, Vietnam Svc Medal    Phu BaiLaosA ShauFSB Bastogne   Laos   Don't remember them all  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
 

Trying to get out alive!  Was overrun on FB Rifle on 21 May 1971 just before my rotation date.  When I did rotate, all of the air strips (Phu Bai, Da Nang, and Siagon were under heavy attack).  Was there for Tet and Laos airlift.
UnderFire: Gladiator, Ripcord, Rifle, mostly on patrols in the bushes.
Wounded:  back problems, feet problems, hearing in right ear, and stress, but didn't know it until later.
LeadersInUnit: Honkie - SFC Horvath, was platoon leader.  We went through so many Commanders, we never knew their names.

We all used nicknames. We lost an FO because the "Indian" was trigger happy on the M60. He slipped one day in the mud as we were climbing hill and the 60 wnet off shooting the FO in the back.  After that, the "Indian" went nuts and had to be evac'd.  Another time, we lost a 90 day wonder E-6 who had a clean flesh wound through the leg but scared himself into shock.  Never recovered after they got him to the hospital in Da Nang.  Don't recall their names though.

LookingFor:  I have the following names from General Order No. 3238 (Bronze Star Awd), DATED 19 APRIL 1971:
(CO A LIST) ARCHER, KENNETH T.; BRADLEY, ROBERT S.; CASIMERO, FRANK J.; CASTONGUAY, RONALD; CLARKIN, JOHN E.; GRUNWALD, BRUCE A.; HOLCOMB, DONALD O.; HUTCHINS, JOHN D.; LISKE, MICHAEL H.; MOORE, CURTIS R.; NUNLEY, TERRY W.; DENNISTON, JAMES J.; FRANCIS, LONNIE R.;
(CO B LIST) BARRINGTON, LARRY; EDWARDS, CARL L.; HILL, GALE M.; INGOLD, JOHN K.; MUFALLI, JOHN J. JR.; OPELA, GARY L.; TESTOFF, THOMAS E.; TRAINOR, DAVID E.; WILLIAMS, LEON; WILLIAMS, PHILLIP D.; TYSON, TOMMIE L.; DINARDO, JOSEPH R.; (CO C LIST) DORCY, JOHN P.; DOW, MARK P.; ENGEN, DENNIS J.; FINLEY, WILLIE M.; GAINES, CHARLES A; GARLAND, THOMAS J.; (MCCALL, RICHARD); NOISE, JOHNNY; SCHNIEDERJAN, DAVID; VENEDAM, CHARLES F.; WILLIAMS, KENNETH; ( CO D LIST) HAMMOND, WAYNE D.; LOOKENBILL, BRADLEY; MANCINI, JOSEPH; MULLIGAN, PATRICK V.
[I was in A Company until I went on R&R then was transferred to C Company when I returned because of personnel losses).

I would have to look at a map and think about it; I have pushed all of that to the back of my mind.  I spent 36 years with the military, 23 in uniform and 13 as a civil service member.  I was in on the Berlin Wall falling, Desert Storm, and a host of other missions, large and small.

Ted McCormick
UserEmail:               max101st@centurytel.net
1-327   BCompany   1970   11b10 Light weapons    PFC  Air medal   Phu BaiLaosA ShauFSB Bastogne   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire: The battle of hill 882 and 714 May-Jn 1970.
Battle is documented in Keith W. Nolans'  Ripcord, Screaming Eagles Under Seige
Not injured
LeadersInUnit:  Cat T.A. Mill Comanding
Rienforced recon ops during battle of Ripcord and Operation Texas Star
Chris Perkins
UserEmail:               perk@uninets.net
3-506   Currahees  ACompany  1968-9  Line Dog- 11B1P  CIB, Bronze Star w/ "V"  etc etc   Phan Thiet, Dalat, FSB Bartlett
BestMemory: Peaches & Poundcake
We were a line company, "Bushmasters''
We did S&D, ambushes  and were used as a strike force and blocking force.
John B. Morehouse
UserEmail:               downtownantiques@aol.com
2-327   HHC  1966   Hawk Recon   spec 4
Awards:   arcom with v, purple heart, cib vietnam ser & campaign  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
I walked point& was a recon team leader  all over
Wounded: yes may 67  fragged  LeadersInUnit: Sgt. Jones
Charles Neathery
UserEmail:               cneathery@charter.net
2-327  HAWK   ECompany  1971  11B4P   E-5   Phu Bai   A Shau  Rock Pile.
UnderFire: A Shau..The valley. LeadersInUnit: Team Leader..Sgt,Adcock
DeceasedMembers: Doc Sam.  LookingFor: Any and all Hawks.
Dale Joritz   "Motown"
UserEmail:               wartz48@yahoo.com
2-502   CCompany   1968  Grunt & Point Man   E 4
Awards:   Air Medal   Arcom w/V   Purple Heart    HuePhu BaiLaosA Shau   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Meeting Kinikin, Elkins, Chief, Little John, Frenchy, Monty, and Grubby Hayes  Then going HOME
LeadersInUnit: Grubby Hayes CO  Sgt "Rock" Kinikin
DeceasedMembers:  Dale Kinikin   Bob Airwyke   Ray Ortega
Sgt Knox   Little John
LookingFor:   Elkins   Griff  Rick Stinnett  Tennessee
Bemis    Monty  
all those who were with
C/2/502  68-69
 ed senko
UserEmail:               esenko@msn.com
1-501  DCompany   1970  medic  sp4   bronze star,vietnam service medal,combat medical badge   HuePhu BaiQuang TriFSB BastogneBien Hoa   ripcord,kathryn veghel rakashan etc   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire:  im not sure whether it was kathryn or ripcord, we ran into a sapper batallion bunker complex and were ambushed, we lost 4 guys over three days,anywhere between may and july of 1970/it was bad.
LeadersInUnit: i can remember a cpt. stroud, sgt. kirk was wounded
DeceasedMembers: a scout named bill, hollis sanford,wisconsin,and a cherry that just came out to the field. God bless them all.
LookingFor: smitty,allan morris,rusty brown,bill green lt. wayne morgan
dennis hunyady
UserEmail:               armymn101stairb
1-506   101st   ACompany   1968   medic  sp/5
Awards:    bronze star,army accom/"V",air medal, purple heart etc.     Chu Chi,Song Be, Phouch Vihn  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: going to Vung Tau for 10 days with my buddy Ken Brokaw
UnderFire: had to many fire fights to list but Chu Chi had to be the worst
Wounded: Chu Chi by a mortar round, walked right into a base camp and tunnels of NVA around june? of 68
LeadersInUnit: Capt Hendricks, lt. rockleman, lt. barney   sgt haywood , sgt mc mellan , sgt ruiz
Deceased:
a good friend of mine ,greg evans (medic)not sure of his unit,but lost him in march of 68 when they got hit.if anyone remembers him please let me know.
Ernie A. Alveari
UserEmail:               Goodlk54@aol.com
3-506    HHC  1967    communications   Private  Vietnam Service   HuePhu BaiBien Hoa Phu Bai  Bien Hoa  
LeadersInUnit:  Sergeant Medina
LookingFor:  Daiz and Zlinda
 Robert H. Norris
UserEmail:               bobnorris123@msn.com
1-327  CCompany    1970  Infantry   E4   Awards:    Bronze Star, Purple Heart   Phu Bai    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Wounded:  land mine, Sept.1971
LookingFor: James Ormes  Reconned northern South Vietnam
 1LT.gif (1485 bytes)    Sam Bunge
UserEmail:               bungesl@alaska.net
3-187    BCompany  1968   platoon leader  1LT  CIB, SS, BS, AM, ARCOM, etc.
   A Shau     Vietnam: III Corps, I Corps
BestMemory:  brotherhood, sharing, mutual concern, competence of 101st troopers.
UnderFire: Lots of ambushes between Phuoc Vinh and Tay Ninh, NW of Saigon.
 
 Walter Thompson
UserEmail:              
loebidder@hotmail.com
2-502    ACompany  1965    Light weapon infantryman    SP/4    Purple Heart, Army Commendation, Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry w/ Cross, Vietnam Campaign Medal, CIB, Parachutist Badge, National Defense, Good Conduct, Valorous Unit Award, President Unit Citation  DakTo
 An Khe, Pleiku, Tuy Hoa, Ben Cat, Bien Hoa, Cheo Reo, Quin Nhon, Song Mao, Phan Thiet, Dak To
Looking for anyone in my unit at the time

My best momory while in country was my DEROS DATE.
Wounded: Land mine 20 March 1966
DeceasedMembers:  Melvin Reeder KIA 6 September 1966 in Dak To
LookingFor:Joseph Washington/ Nickname "BeMore"

Op/Barracuda, Hammer, Cutless, Anvil, Barracuda Hammer, Hightland, Gibraltar, Sayonara, Checkerboard, Van Buren, Harrison, Fillmore, Austin II, Austin VI,
Hawthorne, Beauregard and Nathan Hale were all op/ in Vietnam
 
willie d. washington
UserEmail:               sgmdavid@msn.com
3-506   ACompany  1968  Sqd Ldr & Plt Sgt    Ssg
Awards:   Silver Star, Air Medal, Bronze Star w/V, Arcom w/V, CIB            
 Glenn Scarborough
UserEmail:               GScarbo388@aol.com
2nd 11th Arty   1969    70   Gun section   spc 4     Bronze star army acomndation PUS    HueHamburger HillPhu BaiA Shau   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
  Ted Hamel
UserEmail:               thamel48@comcast.net
2/11 arty    HHC  1970   1971   radioman   sgt
Awards:   vietnam service, bronze star    Phu Bai  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LeadersInUnit:  Cpt. Wm. Hutchinson
Master Sgt Browning 
 Keith Pike
UserEmail:               walkinstick1@hotmail.com
1-327   HHC    1967   11f2p   Sgt E5      Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
I am a combat veteran. But have no memory of specifics. I know people died need help with detail. Vietnam service dtd 4/67 to 4/68
LookingFor:  Remember Eric Whicstrom aka wick.
I did intel
 Harold Sweetpea Davis
UserEmail:               c1st501st@yahoo.com
1-501   CCompany  1967   RTO   E-4  Vietnam Svc, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge   HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauBien Hoa    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
A grenade was thrown at us while on patrol ,landed near me .I yelled grenade and ran.Grenade exploded .No one was hurt, friends asked me why I had not jumped on it? I said you're lucky I hollered.
UnderFire:plenty of times too many to recount 12/14/67 to 9/28/68.
Wounded: command detonated mine or shell.9/28/68
LeadersInUnit: I remember Capt.Mansfield W.I.A. And Capt.Sosa K.I.A.
DeceasedMembers:Twyford,Wharton,Love,Sosa.
LookingFor: Craig Douglas, and the Arty F.O. Sgt for C company from 1/1/67 to 9/28/68
 Marty Clarke
UserEmail:               calibanrealty@cs.com
160th aviation group   1969   pathfinder   e-4     HuePhu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne
Looking for anyone in my unit at the time  LeadersInUnit:  Capt. Chase (6-Pack)
Sgt. Alicoate (Pop-Top)

DeceasedMembers: Patrick Bohan KIA Spring 1970
Ron Ragsdale KIA Spring 1970
 Bruce w Overfield
UserEmail:               bruceo@ptd.net
  101 st aviation group   HHC   1971    repairman    spec 4
Awards:    bronze star    Phu Bai   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Username:               
BestMemory: The Red Cross Girls (dounut dollies)
Looking for any one that was stationed at eagle tower 1971
Started out being a radar repairman, and navigational beacons repairman at surrounding fire bases, and later became repairman for eagle tower equipment
 
1LT.gif (1485 bytes)  tom wright
UserEmail:               thomasgwright@earthlink.net
1-327     8th Field Hospital, Nha Trang   HHC 1970    early 1971
Assignment:    Medical Platoon Leader, OIC Kit Carson Scouts, Battalion S-5 Officer    First Lieutenant
Awards:    combat medic badge, bronze star, army commendation & vietnam svc medals   HuePhu BaiFSB Bastogne
 
Phillip O Stanley
UserEmail:               pdebast2@aol.com
1-506    CCompany   1969  11 bravo     E-4
Awards:   bronze star, airmedals, arcom, national defense, vnserve, vncm, vncross, gd conduct, CIB,   HueHamburger HillPhu BaiLaosA ShauFSB Bastogne          search and destroy mission thruout the Ashau Valley, west of FB Jack, in lowlands, and around the Rockpile area, flying out of Camp Mai Loc,       Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Getting on the Freedom Bird to come home from camron bay in Jan of 1970

UnderFire: As a Co. snipered in the lowlands around FB Jack, also, helping to take Hamburger Hill the 1st. time and going up the 2nd time with armored outfit. Flew on alot of CA thruout the Ashau. On hill 996, August 12 1969 when ambushed. 

Wounded: Never was shot, just had hot piece of charperal fly down the back of my shirt during am ambush on 996, August 12.  burnt like hell.  Just Lucky, I guess.

LeadersInUnit:  During Ham. Hill, was Capt. Stimus.
During 996 conflict, was Capt. Reggie Moore.  I was in the 1st Platoon with LT
Higgins.  SGT. Clay, squad leader.

DeceasedMembers: Albert V. Colletto, good friend was killed in the 996 area in an ambush.

LookingFor: I don't know the complete names, some are first names and some last names:  Edmondson; Toby; Alabama(nickname); These are 3 different guys.
 willard w waldrop [ Snake[
UserEmail:               wwwtilesnake@comcast.net
1-501   BCompany   1969   1970  grunt  spec 4  HuePhu BaiA Shau  DMZ
UnderFire: dec 17,69   on trail  ambushed
Wounded: yes  scrap metal  in mountains being air lift out april 17 1970
LeadersInUnit: co b 1bn 501 inf 101 st airboure
  cannot recall
LookingFor: i would like to have a list of the whole company

Comments: based at l.z.sally we did combat assaultys
 all around in mountains, by bay falt land
Richard davis
UserEmail:               gdavis@newwave.net
2-502  BCompany   1966   1967    Just an everyday Boonierat    From Tuy Hoa to Chu Lai     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Leaving that damn forsaken Duc Pho AO. 
UnderFire: Had to duck several times from 66 thru 67, saw more untold valor than any officer would believe.
LeadersInUnit:   Apadopa, Belan, Reeves, and Odum.
Taylor, Weatherwax, Matthews, and Blue

DeceasedMembers:  Jackson, Hamilton, Franks, Wayrynen(MOH), Hudgens, Wilhelmi, Wiggins, Tucker, Ervin, Robert Platt(MIA-POW) and the list goes on........

LookingFor:  Always looking for 3rd plt. B/2/502-mainly Moon, Shannon, & Laswell.
From Tuy Hoa and Phan Rang to Kontum to Song Mao to Duc Pho to Chu Lai and a helluva lot of places in between.
  Charles Hinds (Bama)
UserEmail:               c_hinds@bellsouth.net
1-502  CCompany   1968  thru 1972   Grunt   Sp4   HueHamburger HillLaosQuang TriA ShauFSB Bastogne    LZ Sally  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Best memory W.E.T.S.U.
  T Hall
UserEmail:               hallt@rfs.co.nz
  1966  163rd Avn. Co. Crewchief OH58-A
MELVIN E. AUSTIN
UserEmail:               joenmel2442@aol.com
2/11 field arty.  BCompany   70 -71   section chief  SGT. E-5    VIETNAM /SVE,BRONZE STAR   HuePhu Bai
i was assigned to a fire suport base , [rakkasan ]my mos. 13e4p air mobile 155howtz. section chief  also recon.and with the finest, the 101st. airborne div.
 BestMemory:  when i got back on the freedom bird headed back to the world .!!
UnderFire:  on fsb rakkasan, got pretty hot a couple times had to get air suport ,charlie tried on us what he did on fsb ripcord .
LeadersInUnit: my co was capt. sears chief of smoke 2nd. lt. shippley can't rember the others.
DeceasedMembers:  i hope that they all returned home safely , as i did , i know it's something that i will never forgetfor the rest of my life.
LookingFor:  yes i think about it all the time ,then again i would hate to know that the men i served with & became close too like brother's didn't make it home also so in a way i'm undecided , if you have been their you would be able to understand .i hated to stay in nam , but i also hated to have to leave too,exspecially my frinds that i have become to love as brother's and i mean black as well as white & that from the heart and god bless every american man & woman that has served in vietnam .i was on a fire suport base
Ken Stuteville
UserEmail:               kwstutevll@aol.com
2-502 BCompany  1967  M-79 RTO Rifleman    E-3   Viet Nam serv and 2 Purple Hearts   HuePhu BaiQuang TriA Shau    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Clear mountain stream with water falls and pool
UnderFire: To many places to remember two dates-May 18,1967 and June 10/11 1967
Wounded: Gun Shot wounds and Shrapnel
LeadersInUnit: Platoon Leader David Belding
Platoon Sergeants-Blue, Moran
LookingFor: Don Moon and Doc. Payne
Viet Nam 2/502 B Company 3rd platoon
Chris Perkins
UserEmail:               perk@uninets.net
3-506   ACompany   1968  Machinegunner (M-60) 11B1P Rifleman etc   E-3 CIB, Bronze Star W/ "V"    other Currahee citations..  Song Mao, DaLat, Phan Thiet
BestMemory: Peaches and poundcake..Friendships..
UnderFire: We did a thing called "Bushmaster" that put us in harms way- quite frequently..
See www.currahee.org for more detailed info than my ageing mind can recollect..
Ted McCormick
UserEmail:               max101st@centurytel.net
1-327   BCompany  1970    11b10 Light weapons   PFC      Air Medal   Phu BaiLaosA ShauFSB Bastogne   Battle of Ripcord  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
UnderFire: Battle of Hill 882 27 May-1 June 1970 Balle of Ripcord
LeadersInUnit: Captain Terry A. Mills
Looking for Tom "Snake" Baker
Operated in platoon size reinforced recon elements throughout battle of Ripcord.
 
 Bill D. Campbell
UserEmail:               ascottparker@charter.net
1970   HueQuang Tri   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LookingFor: Nick name "Lionus", died March 3, 1970,
morter fire, near Quang Tri, Camp Evans,
Did anyone know his real name?
  Marque French
UserEmail:               marque_french@yahoo.com
2nd Plt. 265th ASA Company    1971    Intel analyst/VN Linguist    E-5
Awards:     Vn Svc, Vn Camp. Bronze Star      HuePhu BaiLaosQuang Tri
BestMemory: 510 th Replacement at DaNang - going home!
LeadersInUnit: Captain Bernstein, CO; 1st Spivey; Plt Sgt. Robert Keith
Dewey Canyon II/Lan Son 719; Lam Son 720
  Reginald B Davis
UserEmail:               rbdavis40@aol.com
2nd Bn 11th FA    ACompany  1969   Chief of Section    SSGE/6    Phu Bai   FSB Ripcord    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
A lot that i dont want to remeber, like FSB Ripcord
UnderFire: My btry was over ran, and recieved in comming all the time
Wounded: yes l969, right eye
LeadersInUnit: I don!t remeber
LookingFor: Willie Pratcher Jr

In 1969-1970 I was with the 2nd bn 11th fa bn, (155). My home base was Phu-Bai(Camp Eagle). We operared in the Ashau Valley area supporting all units of the 101st Abn Div 
   Leah Stocker
UserEmail:               leahstocker@hotmail.com
1966    Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
LookingFor: Danny Leo Stocker
 Richard L Gerhard
UserEmail:               popsb1327@yahoo.com
1-327   DCompany   1967  sniper,squad Leader   E-5   Bronze Star    HuePhu BaiQuang TriA Shau   1st Bde Fire Bde
 LeadersInUnit: Capt Edgar "ED" Burch...co
 1st Sgt George Sekerak
 PLT SGT..SFC Morrison

Vietnam..1/327 fire bde 67-68
  Butch Paxton
UserEmail:               Hilton1p@hotmail.com
2-502    CCompany   1968  11b40   sgt    Hamburger HillPhu BaiA ShauFSB Bastogne
Able to find humor in a bad situation!
 UnderFire: My first week in the field. Near Phu Loc.I think it came from a spider hole. I know we lost Sgt.Knox!   
Wounded: I think so but I didn't report it because I wasn't sure. 
LeadersInUnit:  SSGT. Clark LT. Wade are the only names I can remember!
DeceasedMembers:  Knox, Mendenhall, Casey and a couple others that I don't remember!
LookingFor: Anyone who was in C 2/502 68,69 and first 6 month of 70.. 
A Shau, Fsbs Bastogne,Spear,Roy,Los Banos,Bach Ma,Vegel, Birmingham, Camp Eagle.
 
 Reginald DeVoine Blackburn
UserEmail:               devoine@prodigy.net
1-502    HHC   1970   Cook & Medic    Sp5   Vietnam Svc.   HuePhu Bai    Fire Support Base Birmingham, camp Evans
In Hue between Phu Bai and fsb Birmingham on Highway 1.  Under constant attack on fsb Birmingham almost every night.  Also we would find Viet Cong died bodies on the highway
   José Fernández
UserEmail:               jose.fernandez7@us.army.mil
3-187  ECompany   1969 11Bravo, Infantrymen  SGT E-5
Awards:   Bronze Star, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2),Vietnam Combat Medal, Vietnam Service Medal    HueHamburger HillPhu BaiQuang TriA ShauBien Hoa      Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: When my "Guardian Angel" saved me from commit suicide while in an exhausting mission.

UnderFire: The first time I came under fire was while doing perimeter defense of a 155mm howitzer Fire Base in Quang Tri about 15 days since I get to Nam.  I was first assigned to Alpha Co. 3/187 and our mission was to secure and protect this Fire Base. This specific night was the first time, since getting to Nam, that I took off my boots to sleep and about 3 a.m we came under attack by "gooks" (vietnamese guerrilla).  Three "gooks" found a soldier sleeping in guard and blow up his bunker, killing all the soldiers inside.  Then, they went inside our perimeter while the others "gooks" outside try to overrun our position.  We killed the three that came inside, then asked for artillery support and finally after fighting for about three hours we killed more than a hundred of them.  We suffered more than 15 casualties that day.  We gather together in a pile all the dead "gooks", and got rid of the motherfuckers.

LookingFor: Edgar J. Hansen
Larry Lathrop
UserEmail:               L-Lathrop@msn.com
326thENGR   CCompany    1970   1971  Road Grader/Explosives   E-3    National Vietmanese Life Saving award   HuePhu BaiQuang TriA ShauFSB Bastogne  Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: the incredible sunrise & sunset's Big pufy clouds and a 1000 diferent shades of green

UnderFire:  The first time I came under fire was on FSB Bastogne. We were playing card's (I was a cherry) and mortors started falling every where. The guy's I was playing card's with were gone ! Next explosion tore the top of the tent off. I rember thinking,I should not be able to see blue skies.Headed for a trench.The guy's asked what took me so long?
LeadersInUnit:   I cant rember names let alone CO and sergeant's  It's only been about 30 year's

DeceasedMembers:    Jim Fowler He was pushing mud off the road I was shotgun a gook jumped out of the weed's and RPG,ed a D-7. He hit the blade. Blew Jim off the dozer I was able to KIA the gook !

We built LZ's Fire bases. Built a road to the A-shaw. We built a air strip in the DMZ.  If you needed to have something built you called the ENGR's
Charles Rimbey
UserEmail:               chuckster@iserv.net
2-501   ACo-426th Supply & Service Bn 101st Abn     CCompany    1970  Point/Slack , Green Tag   SP/4  CIB, BSM/V, ARCOM    HuePhu BaiLaosA ShauFSB Bastogne    Ripcord, Granite, Gladiator   Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
BestMemory: Crossing paths with a long time hometown friend...
UnderFire: FSB's under seige, ambushes, firefights
Wounded: Schrapnel - cheekbone during attack on FSB Gladiator - refused PH
LeadersInUnit: CPT Stallings, LT Sullivan, SGT Spurling
DeceasedMembers: Gary Thaden (point/slack with me), Paul (pigpen) Carson rifleman.
LookingFor: Kenneth Litvak...
Last half of Randolph Glen, beginning of Texas Star.
  Richard S. Rios
UserEmail:        rsrios2002@yahoo.com
Bastard Battalion, 3/506th "Currahees"  B Company    1969- 1970     11B Grunt  E-4
Awards:   Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, CIB, and the usual pre-Vietnam stuff     Looking for anyone in my unit at the time
Locations:    Bastard Battalion, 3/506th "Currahees"...we never hooked up with the other batallions of the 101st.  Never went to Camp Eagle, Evans, or the other division FB's.  We STAYED OUT in the boonies ...big time.  We worked with the 4th Infantry Divison in the Central Highlands also with the 173rd "The Herd"...even wore their fatigues when resupply day would roll around.  Some areas included Phan Thiet, Bong Son, An Khe, Hill 474, Crows Foot, Bien Dien, batallion airlift out of Pleiku into Cambodia ...May 5, 1970. 

UnderFire:   Cambodia was infested with NVA regulars...as soon as we touched down we received fire.  NVA troops on bicycles, heavy trucks under canopied vegetation, and other very active areas of presence.
This was the greatest firefight in my eight months in the bush.  The NVA had free reign in this area immediately west of Pleiku...since it was a part of the Ho Chi Minh trail...suppy line.

Wounded: In Cambodia..RPG shrapnel...back/shoulder.

LeadersInUnit: Capt. Jim Waybright, others during tour...Sgt. Romo, Sgt. Sherwood, Lt. Allen Johnson...great guy from the Boston area...KIA'd February 1970 along with Joe Honan from PA.

Deceased Members: The real heroes are the soldiers that didn't get the chance to grow old. 

Lt. Allen Johnson, Mass (photo) wounded during the Battle at Hill 474 on February 17, 1970 and died later from his wounds; Joe Honan, PA 8/11/1949 - 2/17/1970; 
 



 

Leslie Sabo (photo left), Elwood City, PA; Richard "Dickie" Calderon, Silver Bell, AZ; Lt. Scarboro, NC 5/10/1947 - 4/8/1970; Bobby from PA;

GOD BLESS THESE FINE MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES!!!

LookingFor: John Abboud,Nebraska;  George Koziol, Nebraska; Edward J. Dunlap, Los Angeles area, David Compton, Plato, VA; McCleod, NJ; Augie Schlacter, Bay Area; 

 

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Joe Long
UserEmail:                         detectivelong2002@yahoo.com
   101st MP CO    Gulf War            http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/101Mpcompany/
Conducted convoy security and prisoneer of war operations. Supported 1st BDE (327th). Currently conducting research regarding divisions activities during Gulf War.
Robert  O`Connell 1-327     CCompany Gulf War; 
Awards:                   AAM , southeast asia service ribbon w/ 2 brass stars ,ARCOM , NDR .
CircumstancesUnderFire:  camp eagle two, every night we came under fire by scud missiles.sometimes one somtimes as many as three or four.
DeceasedMembers:  EMIL HORNE, he died @ FT.CAMPBELL in an accident off base. HE WAS A HARD CHARGER,He was a good man , I wish he could have been in the big ashtray with us.

Comments: Operation desert shield/Desert storm,90/91
Kervin Fontan
UserEmail:                kfontan@comcast.com
2-327  CCompany  Gulf War    Infantry, scout platton soldier     SGT
BestMemory:Air Assault Instructor
  scott jennings
UserEmail:      JNNNGS586
887th engineer company Gulf War    heavy const equip operator, e-3 in the persian gulf
Awards:                   army commendation medal
best is when we were in iraq and my platoon sergant informed us that iraq pulled out of kuwait and we are heading back to saudi arabia
LookingFor: ronald stewart he was an E-4 in 2nd platoon of the 887th engineer company
built mp fighting positions on the supply road into iraq and dug tank ditches for the tanks in iraq
 Brian T. Warden
UserEmail:              
DirtyWhiteDuck@aol.com
1-502   DCompany Gulf War  Anti-Tank Infantryman
UnderFire:  Iraqi border - we were sent out to take some prisoners.  We went with C Co as door gunners.
LeadersInUnit:   SFC. Simpson - Plty Sgt
SGT Washington - Sec Sgt
LookingFor: SFC Jackie Kenneth South
 

SCOTT BRADLEY JENNINGS
UserEmail:               JNNNGS586

887TH ENGR CO. 326 ENGR BN   Gulf War 62 ECHO HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR   E-4
Awards:                  ARCOM CAMPAIGN BUTTON ARMY SERVICE RIBBON
I HAVE LOTS OF THEM BUT WHAT I THOUGHT WAS FUNNY WAS WHEN SPC RON STEWART GOT CHEWED OUT BY AN ARMY DOCTOR FOR NOT CALLING HIM SIR LOL. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND IM TRYING TO FIND HIM

THEY DROPPED A BOMB NEARBY US IN IRAQ. THE LOUD BLAST WAS QUITE A SHOCKER. PROBABLY A B-52 DOING SOME MOP UP

Wounded: NO THANK THE LORD AND I MEAN THAT

LeadersInUnit: CAPTAIN BLAIR SCHANTZ,SFC JOESPH SCHMIDT(1ST SGT),SFC LEWIS PRICE, 2ND LT. PHILIP MICHAEL SHEA,SGT. MAX E. REED(SQUAD LEADER)

LookingFor: SPC. RONALD STEWART , SPC. JERROD OLSEN, SSG. CLARK KOHARIK, SGT. WALTER MC NIEVE, BUT MOSTLY RONALD STEWART

SCOTT JENNINGS,HELPED BUILD UP FIGHTING POSITIONS FOR MP IN IRAQ DURING GROUND OFFENSIVE, ARTILLIEY POSITIONS AT KING FAHD AIRBASE AND TANK DITCHES IN IRAQ
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

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William Campbell
UserEmail:                willy60gun@earthlink.net
3-187      BCompany   1992-1996
Multinational Force and Observers.
dean cushing 2-506    HHC  World War II
i was in D-Day on Normandy, 6 June 1944.
  K, Smith
UserEmail:                kksmith@innova.net
1-501      World War II
Clifford K. Smith - 101st Airborne - 501st Inf. killed June 6, 1944
kksmith@innova.net =  Thank you!!
Hank Hamblin
UserEmail:              
hanksfarscape@aol.com
2-502     BCompany   War on Terrorism/Afghanistan etc.   OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, 3rd Plt PLATOON SERGEANT   SSG
Awards:     Bronze Star ;    Kuwait, FARP EXXON, AN-NAJAF, KARBALA, BAGHDAD, MOSUL
BestMemory: Getting hot chow for the first time in a month and a half while in Baghdad and finding a porcellan toilet while in Mosul.
UnderFire:  March 2003 Scud attacks too many to count
April 2003 An Najaf small arms fire
April 2003 Karbala, Mortar and small arms attack
May 2003 Karbala small arms fire
May 2003 Baghdad exploding ordnance (all kinds)
May 2003 Mosul small arms from two different positions at the same time while at the CMOC in Mosul
May 2003 Mosul while on Mounted Patrol in city.
LeadersInUnit:
CPT RILEY
1SG JONES
2LT MOBERLEY
DeceasedMembers: SPC Branden Oberleitner (O.B.) killed by RPG attack in Falluja June 5 2003 1st PLT RTO
 CPL LAURA CLEGG
UserEmail:              MELULU_US@YAHOO.COM
101st Airborne Division  978 QM CO   2003   92A SUPPLY
 
 Jeff Watson
UserEmail:              watson.ja@dnd.ca
  3 PPCLI BG  Combat Support Company  Feb- Jul 2002   Radio Rebroadcast Det
Op Anaconda -  QRF
Op Harpoon - CO Security Party
Op Torii - RRB
Op Cherokee Sky - RRB
 
   
   
   
   

 

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Rhineland (with arrowhead)
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Consolidation I
Consolidation II

Gulf War
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Afghanistan

 

 

World War II Facts

101st AIRBORNE DIVISION
World War II

 

COMMAND AND STAFF

 

Commanding General

 

15 Sep 43 Maj. Gen. William C. Lee
14 Mar 44 Brig. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor
31 May 44 Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor
5 Dec 44 Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe
27 Dec 44 Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor

Assistant Division Commander

15 Sep 43 Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt
1 Aug 44 Brig. Gen. Gerald J. Higgins

Artillery Commander

15 Sep 43 Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe
5 Dec 44 Col. Thomas L. Sherburne
27 Dec 44 Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe
9 Feb 45 Col. William N. Gillmore
1 May 45 Brig. Gen. William N. Gillmore

Chief of Staff

15 Sep 43 Col. Gerald J. Higgins
11 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Raymond D. Millener
21 Oct 44 Col. Raymond D. Millener
8 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Ned D. Moore (Acting)
28 Dec 44 Col. John H. Michaelis
10 Feb 45 Lt. Col. Ned D. Moore
8 Mar 45  Col. Ned D. Moore

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

15 Sep 43 Lt. Col. Ned D. Moore
14 Dec 44 Maj. Frank R. Brower, Jr. (Acting)
28 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Ned D. Moore
10 Feb 45 Maj. Frank R. Brower, Jr.
16 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Frank R. Brower, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

15 Sep 43 Lt. Col. Ralph M. Neal
17 Apr 44 Maj. Arthur M. Sommerfield
7 Jul 44 Maj. Paul A. Danahy
11 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Paul A. Danahy

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

15 Sep 43 Lt. Col. Raymond D. Millener
1 Jul 44 Lt. Col. Harold W. Hannah
30 Sep 44 Lt. Col. Col. Harry W. O. Kinnard, Jr.
8 Mar 45 Lt. Col. Charles H. Chase (Acting)
16 Apr 45 Col. Harry W. O. Kinnard, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

15 Sep 43 Lt. Col. Carl W. Kohls

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

6 May 44 Maj. Glen C. Eberle
18 Jun 44 Maj. Charles H. Stephens
30 Aug 44 Maj. Ralph L. Blanchard
9 Jan 45 Capt. Robert S. Smith
7 Mar 45 Maj. George R. Dessaussure
7 May 45 Maj. Robert S. Smith

Adjutant General

15 Sep 43 Lt. Col. Edward Schmitt

Commanding Officer, 327th Glider Infantry

15 Sep 43 Col. George S. Wear
10 Jun 44 Col. Joseph H. Harper

Commanding Officer, 501st Parachute Infantry

1 Feb 44 Col. Howard R. Johnson
7 Oct 44 Col. Julian J. Ewell
9 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Robert A. Ballard
30 Apr 45 Col. Robert A. Ballard

Commanding Officer, 502d Parachute Infantry

15 Sep 43 Col. George V. H. Moseley
9 Jun 44 Col. J. H. Michaelis
23 Sep 44 Col. Steve A. Chappuis

Commanding Officer, 506th Parachute Infantry

15 Sep 43 Col. Robert F. Sink

 

STATISTICS

 

Chronology

Activated 15 August 1942
Arrived ETO 15 September 1943
Arrived Continent (D Day) 6 June 1944
Entered Combat 6 June 1944
Days in Combat 214

 

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed 2,043
Wounded 7,976
Missing 1,193
Captured 336
Battle Casualties 11,548
Non-Battle Casualties
Total Casualties
Percent of T/O Strength

 

Campaigns

Normandy

Ardennes

Rhineland

Central Europe

 

Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Cross 47
Legion of Merit 12
Silver Star 516
Soldiers Medal 4
Bronze Star 6,977
Air Medal 46

 

Prisoners of War Taken 29,527

 

COMPOSITION

502d Parachute Infantry

506th Parachute Infantry [assigned in 1 Mar 45 reorganization]

327th Glider Infantry

401st Glider Infantry [disbanded in 1 Mar 45 reorganization]

101st Parachute Maintenance Battalion

326th Airborne Engineer Battalion

326th Airborne Medical Company

81st Airborne Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

101st Airborne Division Artillery

321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion

377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

463d Parachute Field Artillery Battalion [assigned in 1 Mar 45 reorganization]

907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion

Special Troops

801st Ordnance Company

426th Quartermaster Company

101st Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Reconnaissance Platoon

Band [assigned in 1 Mar 45 reorganization]

 

Headquarters Special Troops activated 1 Mar 45. Units previously directly under division.

 ATTACHMENTS

 

Antiaircraft Artillery

1st Plat, Btry A, 474th AAA AW Bn (SP) 9 Jun 44-11 Jun 44
Br 502d Light AA Btry -14 Nov 44
2 plats, Co B, 796th AAA AW Bn (SP) 9 Jan 45-10 Jan 45
Btrys A, B & C, 61st Abn AA Bn 11 Jan 45-27 Feb 45
567 th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 23 Feb 45-27 Feb 45
2d Plat, Btry D, 910th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 5 May 45-9 May 45

Armored

Co D, 70th Tk Bn 6 Jun 44-16 Jun 44
Co F, 70th Tk Bn 7 Jun 44-
1st Bn, 66th Armd Regt (2d Armd Div) 17 Jun 44-26 Jun 44
759th Tk Bn 28 Jun 44-8 Jul 44
Br 44th Armd Regt (Br 4th Armd Bde) 19 Sep 44-25 Sep 44
Br 13/18 Hussars (Br 79th Armd Div) 18 Oct 44-22 Oct 44
Br 4/7 Dragoon Guards (Br 79th Armd Div) 2 Nov 44-11 Nov 44
2d Tk Bn (9th Armd Div) 19 Dec 44-30 Dec 44
CC R (9th Armd Div) 20 Dec 44-31 Dec 44
CC B (10th Armd Div) 20 Dec 44-18 Jan 45
CC B (4th Armd Div) 8 Jan 45-10 Jan 45
Co A & 1st Plat, Co D, 781st Tk Bn 26 Jan 45-28 Jan 45
Co A, 47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 5 Feb 45-14 Feb 45
Co A & 3d Plat, Co D, 781st Tk Bn 6 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
1st Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 7 Feb 45-13 Feb 45
2d Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 13 Feb 45-19 Feb 45
Co B, 47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 14 Feb 45-25 Feb 45
113th Tk Bn 5 May 45-8 May 45
774th Tk Bn 5 May 45-9 May 45

Cavalry

24th Cav Rcn Sq 29 Jun 44-8 Jul 44
4th Cav Gp 1 Jul 44-8 Jul 44
Br 53d Rcn Regt (Br 53d Div) 5 Oct 44-6 Oct 44
Sqs A&B Br Royal Scots Greys 6 Oct 44-7 Oct 44
Br 61st Rcn Regt 6 Oct 44-12 Oct 44
Sq C Br Royal Scots Greys 6 Oct 44-17 Oct 44
Sq C Br 61st Rcn Regt 10 Oct 44-12 Oct 44
Br 53d Rcn Regt (Br 53d Div) 13 Oct 44-19 Oct 44
101st Cav Gp 5 May 45-9 May 45
116th Cav Rcn Sq 8 May 45-9 May 45

Chemical

Cos B&C, 87th Cml Mort Bn 11 Jun 44-12 Jun 44
Co B, 99th Cml Mort Bn 5 May 45-8 May 45

Engineer

48th Engr C Bn 5 May 45-9 May 45

Field Artillery

65th Armd FA Bn 6 Jun 44-26 Jun 44
87th Armd FA Bn 10 Jun 44-14 Jun 44
188th FA Bn (155 How) 11 Jun 44-12 Jun 44
951st FA Bn (155 How) 12 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
14th FA Abn Bn 13 Jun 44-16 Jun 44
Br 4th Royal Horse Field Arty Regt (RA) (Mecz) 12 Oct 44-18 Oct 44
Br 147th Field Arty Regt 18 Oct 44-
Br 6th Field Arty Regt 8 Nov 44-
463d Prcht FA Bn 18 Dec 44-
755th FA Bn (155 How) 19 Dec 44-12 Jan 45
969th FA Bn (155 How) 19 Dec 44-12 Jan 45
775th FA Bn (4.5" Gun) 19 Dec 44-15 Jan 45
333d FA Gp 20 Dec 44-28 Dec 44
559th FA Bn (155 Gun) 1 Jan 45-3 Jan 45
559th FA Bn (155 Gun) 11 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
687th FA Bn (105 How) 12 Jan 45-18 Jan 45
770th FA Bn (4.5" Gun) 13 Jan 45-14 Jan 45
463d Prcht FA Bn 25 Feb 45-26 Feb 45
250th FA Gp 7 Apr 45-11 Apr 45
790th FA Bn (8" How) 7 Apr 45-11 Apr 45
942d FA Bn (155 How) 7 Apr 45-17 Apr 45
490th FA Bn (155 How) 10 Apr 45-17 Apr 45
805th FA Bn (155 How) 12 Apr 45-17 Apr 45
529th FA Bn (8" How) 14 Apr 45-17 Apr 45
791st FA Bn (8" How) 15 Apr 45-17 Apr 45
969th FA Bn (155 How) 5 May 45-7 May 45
522d FA Bn (105 How) 5 May 45-7 May 45
342d Armd FA Bn 8 May 45-9 May 45

Infantry

506th Prcht Inf 15 Sep 43-becomes organic 1 Mar 45
501st Prcht Inf Jan 44-still attached 9 May 45
Br 5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf 5 Oct 44-
Br Sherwood Rangers 22 Oct 44-2 Nov 44
Br Sherwood Rangers 2 Nov 44
Br 152d Brig (51st Highland Div) 19 Nov 44-26 Nov 44
509th Prcht Inf Bn (Non-Div) 22 Nov 44-18 Dec 44
Task Force Higgins 3 Jan 45-6 Jan 45
193d Gli Inf (17th Abn Div) 3 Jan 45-7 Jan 45
193d Gli Inf (17th Abn Div) 14 Jan 45-18 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer

Br 304th AT Btry 12 Oct 44-13 Oct 44
Br 74th AT Btry 9 Nov 44-13 Nov 44
705th TD Bn (SP) 20 Dec 44-18 Jan 45
Co B, 811th TD Bn (SP) 3 Jan 45-11 Jan 45
Cos B&C, 705th TD Bn (SP) 3 Jan 45-11 Jan 45
Co C (- 1 plat), 704th TD Bn (SP) 4 Jan 45-6 Jan 45
Co A, 602d TD Bn (SP) 4 Jan 45-6 Jan 45
611th TD Bn 6 Jan 45-7 Jan 45
Co B (- 1 plat), 704th TD Bn (SP) 9 Jan 45-11 Jan 45
Co C, 609th TD Bn (SP) 11 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
807th TD Bn (SP) 20 Jan 45-25 Feb 45
813th TD Bn (SP) 5 May 45-9 May 45

Navy

Prov Abn Naval Shore Fire Control Parties 16 May 44-

 

DETACHMENTS

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Antiaircraft Artillery

Btrys D, E & F, 81st Abn AA Bn VII Corps 6 Jun 44-11 Jun 44

Field Artillery

377th Prcht FA Bn 100th Div 25 Jan 45-28 Jan 45

Infantry

2d Bn, 401st Gli Inf 82d Abn Div 6 Jun 44-1 Mar 45
502d Prcht Inf 82d Abn Div 4 Oct 44-5 Oct 44
506th Prcht Inf 4th Div 2 May 45-3 May 45

 

ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

 

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
21 Aug 43 V ETOUSA
22 Oct 43 - First
22 Jan 44 VIII First
13 Mar 44 First -
6 Jun 44 VII First
15 Jun 44 VIII First
15 Jul 44 - - Ninth
12 Aug 44 XVIII Abn First Allied Abn -
18 Sep 44 Br XXX First Allied Abn Br Second
21 Sep 44 Br I ABN First Allied Abn Br Second
23 Sep 44 Br VIII First Allied Abn Br Second
28 Sep 44 Br XII First Allied Abn Br Second
9 Nov 44 Cdn II First Allied Abn Cdn First
17 Dec 44 VIII First Allied Abn Third 12th
21 Dec 44 VIII First Allied Abn Third 12th
26 Dec 44 III First Allied Abn Third 12th
29 Dec 44 VIII First Allied Abn Third 12th
19 Jan 45 - First Allied Abn Third 12th
20 Jan 45 XV First Allied Abn Seventh 6th
26 Jan 45 VI Opns First Allied Abn Seventh (Adm&Sup) 6th
28 Feb 45 XVIII Abn First Allied Abn - - -
1 Apr 45 XXII First Allied Abn Fifteenth 12th
6 Apr 45 - First Allied Abn 12th
17 Apr 45 XVIII Abn First Allied Abn Seventh 6th
23 Apr 45 VI First Allied Abn Seventh 6th
4 May 45 XXI First Allied Abn Seventh 6th

(-) Indicates relieved from assignment.

 

COMMAND POSTS

 

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
15 Sep 43 Liverpool Lancashire England
15 Sep 43 Newbury (Greenham Lodge) Berkshire England
6 Jun 44 Hiesville Manche France
12 Jun 44 Carentan Manche France
27 Jun 44 St-Saveur-le-Vicomte Manche France
29 Jun 44 Cherbourg (5 mi S) Manche France
15 Jul 44 Newbury (Greenham Lodge) Berkshire England
17 Sep 44 Zon Nord Brabant Netherlands
20 Sep 44 St-Oedenrode Nord Brabant Netherlands
24 Sep 44 Vechel Nord Brabant Netherlands
5 Oct 44 Slik Ewjik Nord Brabant Netherlands
1 Dec 44 Mourmelon Marne France
18 Dec 44 Mande St-Etienne Luxembourg Belgium
19 Dec 44 Bastogne Luxembourg Belgium
7 Jan 45 Isle-le-Pre Luxembourg Belgium
21 Jan 45 Drulingen Bas-Rhin France
25 Jan 45 Hochfelden Bas-Rhin France
28 Feb 45 Mourmelon Marne France
1 Apr 45 Glehn Rhineland Germany
24 Apr 45 Merchingen Wurttemberg Germany
27 Apr 45 Memmingen Bavaria Germany
1 May 45 Kaufbeuren Bavaria Germany
2 May 45 Wolfratshausen Bavaria Germany
4 May 45 Miesbach Bavaria Germany

  

 

 

Vietnam Unit Decorations

 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army),
Streamer embroidered DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966

 

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
cited in Department of the Army General Orders 59, 21 October 1968 (along with other attached units):
 

The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) and attached units distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism in action against a hostile force in Dak To, Republic of Vietnam, during "OPERATION HAWTHORNE", 2 through 20 June 1966. "OPERATION HAWTHORNE" began on 2 June 1966 when the Brigade was directed to relieve the beleaguered mountain outpost of Tou Morong. The 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry teamed up with elements of the 24th Tactical Zone Command (42d Army of the Republic of Vietnam Regiment and the 21st Ranger Battalion) to accomplish this phase of the operation. Intelligence reports received at Brigade Headquarters indicated a major enemy drive was under way to overrun the Central Highlands. At 0230 hours on the morning of 7 June 1966, and estimated North Vietnamese battalion of the 24th North Vietnamese Army Regiment savagely attacked an artillery position in the valley west of Tou Morong. The position was manned by Battery B, 2d Howitzer Battalion (Airborne), 320th Artillery; Company A, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry; and elements of Company A, 326th Engineer Battalion. The charging enemy was able to penetrate the artillery’s perimeter. The battle that had the winner-take-all climax saw the valiant Americans secure their weapons and fire point-blank into the still charging North Vietnamese Army ranks. As dawn brought light to the exhausted warriors, 86 enemy bodies were counted, 13 of them inside the artillery position. After relieving the Tou Morong outpost, the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry, moved north. Another bitter battle erupted, this time engaging all three of the infantry companies of the Battalion at one time, each in a separate fire fight. As the battle raged, the Battalion’s elite Tiger Force was hard hit and almost overrun by an estimated two companies of heavily armed, well trained North Vietnamese Army Regulars. On 7 June 1966, the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry, was helilifted into a blocking position where it began a sweep south to link up with its heavily engaged sister Battalion. Throughout the battle, the enemy strength was fixed as a well trained North Vietnamese Army Regiment. Their heavy weapons were strategically placed in sturdy bunkers which were spread out along the fingers and draws of mountainside. As the battered but courageous 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry companies regrouped and the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry, continued their relentless attack from the south, a decision was made to have B-52 Bombers strike Dak Tan Kan Valley before the Brigade moved in for the final kill. "OPERATION HAWTHORNE" was one of the most viciously contested battles of the Vietnam War. Day and Night the battle raged, moving from bunker to trench line, to spider hole, to bamboo thicket, to stream bed, and finally to victory. At the conclusion of "OPERATION HAWTHORNE" the 24th North Vietnamese Army Regiment was rendered ineffective as a fighting unit, suffering 1200 casualties by body count and estimate. By comparison, friendly casualties were 48 dead and 239 wounded. A major North Vietnamese offensive to seize the North Central Highlands was blunted. Throughout "OPERATION HAWTHORNE" the extraordinary heroism, dogged determination, gallantry, and indomitable spirit with which the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, successfully accomplished all assigned missions were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon all members of the Brigade who participated in this remarkable combat action.


 

Presidential Unit Citation (Army),
Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN
(aka Hamburger Hill)

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
    cited in Department of the Army General Orders 16, 31 March 1972 (along with other attached units):

During the period 10-21 May 1969 the foregoing assigned and attached units of the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Dong Ap Bia Mountain, A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The 3d Brigade commenced Operation APACHE SNOW by striking at the enemy on his ground. For 4 days the enemy harassed the men of the Brigade with mortar rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms fire. Undaunted by this enemy action, the units of the 3d Brigade continued to uncover huge amounts of enemy stores and equipment and to destroy his forces. After pinpointing a stronghold on Dong Ap Bia Mountain, the Brigade launched a series of determined attacks during the ensuing 8 days to drive the well-trained-and-equipped enemy from his entrenched positions. Each day the enemy continued to infiltrate reinforcements to help repel the determined American and Vietnamese forces. After 8 days of intense combat, units of the Brigade broke through the enemy defenses and overran his bunker complexes. The battle continued for another 36 hours while the men of the Brigade searched for and destroyed all remaining pockets of enemy resistance. During the 12 days of battle the 3d Brigade and attached units eliminated more than 500 enemy troops; seized large quantities of weapons, explosives, and other military equipment; and captured tons of rice. The determination, devotion to duty, indomitable courage, and extraordinary heroism demonstrated by the members of the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and attached units are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on them and the United States Army.

 


Valorous Unit Award,
Streamer embroidered TUY HOA

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
    cited in Department of the Army General Orders 17, 23 April 1968, as amended by Department of the Army General Orders 1, 8 January 1969 (along with other attached units):

While participating in military operations: The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division distinguished itself by extraordinary heroism from 17 January 1966 to 25 March 1966 while conducting Operations VAN BUREN and HARRISON against armed hostile forces in the vicinity of Tuy Hoa, Republic of Vietnam. After commencing Operation VAN BUREN on 17 January, the 1st Brigade deployed in the Tuy Hoa area to locate, fix, and destroy Viet Cong forces, while simultaneously protecting the local rice harvest from hostile seizure. The 1st Brigade not only defeated the insurgents decisively in four major battles, but also enabled the Vietnamese people to harvest a rice crop triple that of the previous year, when Viet Cong interference was unchecked. At Canh Tinh on 6 February, the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry killed 64 Viet Cong and completely routed a numerically superior force from heavily fortified emplacements. On the following day the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry took a toll of 66 insurgents in a savage conflict. During Operation HARRISON, that began on 21 February, the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry continued maneuvers in the Tuy Hoa area by searching out and destroying 118 of the enemy in a 5-hour pitched battle in the rice paddies around My Phu. After three days of difficult marching through mountainous jungle, the 2d Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry discovered a Viet Cong regimental headquarters. The men fiercely broke the hostile defenses that were in a nearly impregnable cave complex and uncovered one of the largest caches captured in the counterinsurgency efforts. While suffering only light casualties in both operations, the 1st Brigade killed more than 500 Viet Cong, wounded hundreds more and captured nearly 500 insurgents and suspects. Not content with merely defeating the enemy, the men of this exceptional unit strengthened the safety and health of the local Vietnamese population by tireless efforts in medical treatment, road building and protection of the valuable rice crop. Their extensive military and civic accomplishments deeply depressed enemy morale and struck an irreparable blow to insurgency efforts in the vicinity of Tuy Hoa. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the men of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 


Valorous Unit Award,
Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
    announced in Department of the Army General Orders 2, 18 January 1971, and cited in United States Army, Vietnam, General Orders 4338, 17 September 1970:

The 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) and its assigned and attached units distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroism while engaged in Operation KENTUCKY JUMPER east of the A Shau Valley, Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam during the period 17 April 1969 through 7 May 1969. Making repeated and daring assaults into the face of withering enemy fire, the officers and men of the brigade battled their way over mountainous terrain covered by triple canopy jungle into the heart of the largest enemy supply caches uncovered east of the A Shau Valley. With undaunted determination and exemplary personal fortitude, the men of the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) valiantly routed a well-equipped, well-entrenched and determined enemy force. In addition to inflicting heavy casualties upon the foe, they uncovered over 80 tons of supplies which dealt a severe blow to the enemy effort. With the pride and dedication, the skytroopers materially advanced the Free World military effort in the Republic of Vietnam. The men of the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) displayed extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty which are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves, their unit, and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 


Valorous Unit Award,
Streamer embroidered THUA THIEN

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Aviation Group
    announced in Department of the Army General Orders 50, 9 November 1971, and cited in United States Army, Vietnam, General Orders 770, 3 March 1971:

The 101st Aviation Group (Combat) (Airmobile), 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) and its assigned units distinguished themselves through extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations from 22 July 1970 to 23 July 1970 in Thua Thien province, Republic of Vietnam. Supporting the combat elements of the 2d Battalion (Airmobile), 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division the officers and men of the group were constantly exposed to heavy anti-aircraft and mortar fire from approximately 2500 well-armed and well-supplied enemy troops of the 803d and 6th North Vietnamese Army Regiments. Demonstrating aggressive determination and uncommon valor, the members of the 101st Aviation Group (Combat) (Airmobile), 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) dauntlessly conducted the tactical redeployment of personnel and equipment from besieged Fire Support Base Ripcord. As a result of their unfailing tenacity and heroism in the face of massive enemy bombardment, the lives of numerous Americans were saved. Through professionalism and gallantry, the pilots, crews, maintenance personnel, and support personnel of the group significantly enhanced the Free World military effort in the Republic of Vietnam. The extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 101st Aviation Group (Combat) (Airmobile), 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves, their unit and the Armed Forces of the United States.
 


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army),
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
    cited in Department of the Army General Orders 17, 23 April 1968, as amended by Department of the Army General Orders 1, 8 January 1969 (along with other attached units):

For exceptionally meritorious achievement in the performance of outstanding service: The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division assigned and attached units distinguished themselves in support of military operations in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 29 July 1965 to 1 October 1966. Selected to be the first CONUS-based unit to fight in Vietnam, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division has fought brilliantly, establishing a pattern of resounding victories in every major Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army encounter and rendering ineffective several hostile battalions and one complete regiment. Superb in its adaptation to jungle counterinsurgency warfare, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division developed and implemented a centralized base camp organization which enabled it with spectacular success to improve mobility, conserve supplies, and release many additional men for forward deployment. While carrying a prodigious combat load, the members of this unit selflessly contributed their personal time to more than 2000 civic action projects which included transporting and supplying over 12,000 refugees, providing medical care for over 37,000 Vietnamese in outlying areas, and improving the political, psychological , and economic conditions in every area in which they traveled. The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division’s exceptional standards of administration, maintenance, discipline and morale achieved these remarkable results without interrupting the vigorous search and destroy mission. The tenacity and dedicated devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon themselves and the Armed Forces of the United States.


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army),
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
    announced in Department of the Army General Orders 22, 26 November 1976 (along with other attached units):

The 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), and assigned and attached units distinguished themselves in support of military operations in the Republic of Vietnam from 14 March 1968 through 3 October 1968. The members of this unit demonstrated extraordinary diligence, initiative, and consummate skill in providing the Commander, United States Army, Vietnam, with a mobile quick-reaction strike force. Since the 3d Brigade was not organized as a separate brigade, it was necessary for the members of the unit to adapt themselves to operating without the support battalion and other assets organic to other independent brigades. At least nine major brigade-size moves were accomplished by this brigade, stretching to all corners of the Republic of Vietnam. During the entire period, the 3d Brigade was operating in two and often three locations simultaneously. The imaginative inception of a "quick reaction" capability and the deployment of troops on a minute’s notice hurt the enemy significantly. The remarkable proficiency and devotion displayed by members of the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon them and the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

   


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army),
Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

 

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Band, Division Support Command,
    101st Airborne Division
    announced in Department of the Army General Orders 39, 20 July 1970, and cited in United States Army, Vietnam, General Orders 766, 28 March 1970 (along with other attached units):

The Division Support Command, 101st Airborne Division and its assigned units distinguished themselves in support of military operations in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 1 November 1968 through 31 May 1969. Demonstrating singular initiative, diligence and consummate skill, the officers and men of the command successfully provided aircraft repair parts, medical service, all classes of supply and air and ground maintenance support to the division. Despite overwhelming obstacles and unique combat requirements inherent in the fluid tactical situation, they exercised masterful command and control of division logistical operations and contributed significantly to the successes achieved in Operation NEVADA EAGLE, RAWLINS VALLEY, SHERMAN PEAK and MASSACHUSETTS STRIKER. In their effort to render the finest supply and maintenance support possible, the members of the Division Support Command, 101st Airborne Division judiciously utilized all available resources and capabilities in completing all assigned tasks. Realizing the importance of civic action programs to the ultimate success of the war effort, they unselfishly volunteered their time, materials and funds to the Nuoc Ngot Orphanage in Hue. With pride, determination and resourcefulness, unit personnel materially advanced the Free World struggle against communist aggression in the Republic of Vietnam. The remarkable proficiency and devotion to duty displayed by members of the Division Support Command, 101st Airborne Division are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves and the Armed Forces of the United States.


 

Vietnam Order of Battle

3d Battalion, 187th Infantry
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
2d Battalion, 327th Infantry
1st Battalion, 501st Infantry
2d Battalion, 501st Infantry
1st Battalion, 502d Infantry
2d Battalion, 502d Infantry
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry
2d Battalion, 506th Infantry
3d Battalion, 506th Infantry
101st Aviation Group
101st Aviation Battalion
158th Aviation Battalion
159th Aviation Battalion
163d Aviation Company
2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry
101st Airborne Division Artillery
4th Battalion, 77th Artillery
2d Battalion, 319th Artillery
2d Battalion, 320th Artillery
1st Battalion, 321st Artillery
101st Military Police Company
326th Engineer Battalion
501st Signal Battalion
101st Airborne Division Support Command
101st  Administration Company
326th Medical Battalion
426th Supply and Service Battalion
801st Maintenance Battalion
5th Transportation Battalion

 

 

 

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