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Archive of Previous Posts

Name: Daniel Crawford
Company/Unit: E co 2/502
Dates: Oct 68-Oct69
Date Posted: 21:44, 09 Mar 2018
Message: I would like to contact members of Recon Platoon, Mortar Platoon, or Recoilless Rifle section. My nickname was "shortround".
I will be retiring in the next couple years and will have time to attend reunions.

Dates: June 1969-June1970
Date Posted: 21:41, 09 Feb 2018
Message: I am interested in contacting other members of the 502nd. I connected with Ron Mooneyhan, Larry Fiala, and Ken Graham who were
there when I was. I am looking for Howard Ray Mudd, Ronald T. Rimby, William Willoughby, Donald T. Lichty and others.
I would like the password to look at the roster.


Name: Rondal W Dockery
Company/Unit: A CO
Dates: 66/67
Date Posted: 15:44, 01 Feb 2018
Message: NONE

Name: Joe Cortez
Company/Unit: C/502
Dates: 1968-1969
Date Posted: 15:10, 31 Jan 2018
Message: I would to reach out to some of the guys that were in my unit or squad.
My point man, chicken man, M60 gunner from Blackfoot, ID. I did track down June Smith in North Florida, only to find out that he passed away about a year ago.

Name: Kirk (Steve) Fitzgerald
Company/Unit: C/HHC
Dates: 8/67-1/68
Date Posted: 21:50, 30 Jan 2018
Message: My honor to serve with you guys.
Keep up the good work

Name: Billie Two Feathers
Company/Unit: A & D
Dates: 67-68
Date Posted: 18:09, 18 Jan 2018
Message: I'm working on a claim for 100% for PTSD. Anyone that served with me or knew me back 50 years ago willing to send me a buddy letter for this would be appreciated. I served as "Wild Bill" Hudek. Thanks

The address and phone number are new. Strike Force

Name: arne dahl
Company/Unit: 3RD PLT A CO 2/502
Dates: `1970 1971
Date Posted: 17:18, 25 Dec 2017

Name: Mike Caris
Company/Unit: CO A
Dates: 4/68-4/69
Date Posted: 15:35, 28 Nov 2017
Message: If we served together in Nam I would love to hear from you, especially Mike Flynn.

Name: Ed Vogel
Company/Unit: 1519 East Fort Avenue
Dates: Oct 69-Oct 70
Date Posted: 16:01, 23 Nov 2017
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all my brothers in the 2/502, especially my brothers in B company. Randi, Hank, 48 years ago we were eating Thanksgiving dinner in the bush. Ed

Name: Russell Powell
Company/Unit: Bco. 2/502
Dates: Apr 70 - Mar 71
Date Posted: 23:34, 22 Nov 2017
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all.....Whats the odds of running smack into a O-Duece member after 47 years at a Cabelas store...both of us same year...Me and Lloyd Kurth ran into each other by chance....good to see one of our own.....felt like when the two warriors came together.....Ten Bears and Josey Wales...Welcome Home all and Happy Holidays

Name: Terry Van Sickle
Company/Unit: N/A
Date Posted: 22:20, 13 Nov 2017
Message: To: Charles Otstott

My brothers name was Tom Joseph, he died October 2nd of 67. Your journal explained what happened to him. Families too put the war away from themselves in order to survive. It is only now on the 50 anniversary I could bare to try to search for information on how he died. I want you to know , he was awarded a bronze star for his actions in August when he was also wounded. I continue to search for any who knew him .

Thank You for putting your part of the war here.

Name: Ed Vogel
Company/Unit: B 2\502
Dates: Oct 69 - Oct 70
Date Posted: 15:21, 11 Nov 2017
Message: Happy Veterans Day. It was great to hook up with Henry (Hank) Olszyk on this site, I have been searching for a long time. We are getting ready to go to the Maryland Vietnam Memorial Service, hope all of you have a great day! Ed

Name: Randy Hyde
Company/Unit: B
Dates: 2/69-2/70
Date Posted: 16:04, 30 Oct 2017
Message: Watched "Inside the Viet Nam War on National Geographic last night. Three hours long. Gary Hillyer was in it with a couple of interviews. It also covered Dong Ap Bia and FSB Ripcord.

Name: Henry Olszyk. Hank
Company/Unit: B 2/502
Dates: 5/69 - 4/70
Date Posted: 19:49, 20 Oct 2017
Message: Just want to thank Randy Hyde for some pictures and bringing back some memories
Strike Force

Name: Gonzalo Estrada Jr.
Company/Unit: A Co 2/502
Dates: May 1966 to 1967
Date Posted: 21:30, 04 Oct 2017
Message: Looking for anyone who served with my dad.

Name: Joe Cortez
Company/Unit: C/502
Dates: 1968-1969
Date Posted: 18:19, 28 Sep 2017
Message: Attempting to find members of my infantry squad.
I did find June Smith, but he passed away a few years ago
There is still my point man, Betencourt, "Chicken Man" he wore a feather on his helmet, and my M60 gunner from Blackfoot, Idaho.

Name: Russell Powell
Company/Unit: Bco. 2/502
Dates: Apr 70 - Mar 71
Date Posted: 17:52, 23 Sep 2017
Message: Been watching also much we never knew when we was young and dumb...yes Id say been pretty good so far...Dak To is where Ole Sab earned the Distinguished Service Cross....hellova all who were there for that matter....

Name: Randy Hyde
Company/Unit: B Co.
Dates: 69-70
Date Posted: 21:12, 22 Sep 2017
Message: Been watching the Viet Nam War on PBS. Episode 3 featured PFC Denton Crocker, A Co. KIA 6/4/66. Also mentioned Hank Emerson. So far, the series is well done

Name: margaret m downs
Date Posted: 03:04, 22 Sep 2017
Message: Looking for John S. "Mad Dog" Chadwick from Caldwell, New Jersey. I have a scrapbook of all the letters he wrote me and some photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Russell Powell
Company/Unit: Bco. 2/502
Dates: Apr 70 - Mar 71
Date Posted: 23:54, 15 Sep 2017
Message: The Oh Deuce video is great with good pics....good one of Ole Sab....I have a CD of the Oh Deuce that was made in Iraq 2003 that my boy brought home with him...brought a tear to my eye to watch...hard to believe we were young once ourselves....anyone interested in a copy shoot me an e-mail...I will burn one for you...guarantee tear for you also....Strike Force All Russell

Name: Russell Powell
Company/Unit: Bco. 2/502
Dates: Apr 70 - Mar 71
Date Posted: 23:37, 15 Sep 2017
Message: Glad to see site is still up and running...I see next reunion is in Illinois...hope to see some of you there...Are there any survivors of "Comeback Ridge" still around? And does anyone have a grid coordinance of John M Del Vecchio and James Brinker in New England? Iɽ like to get them to sign my books before I die... shoot me an e-mail if you do plz... Welcome Home All....Russell

Name: Jenny Burdett, sister Stephen M Worley
Company/Unit: HHC 2/502 Recon
Dates: Oct 1966-March 1968
Date Posted: 01:11, 09 Sep 2017
Message: looking for anyone who served with my brother, Cpl Stephen M a Worley KIA March 10, 1968 near Hue

Name: Ray Seibert
Company/Unit: C Co 2nd 502
Dates: June 65 to oct 65
Date Posted: 18:12, 31 Aug 2017
Message: I went to Nam in June of 65 arrriving in Cam Rahn Bay. The ship we arrived in was an old relic named the USS Gen Leroy El Tinge. I" curious to know where we were aafter leaving Cam Rahn. We didn't know squat. Just curious.

Name: Marion
Company/Unit: A CO 2/327 Inf, 101st ABN
Dates: 1970
Date Posted: 14:06, 23 Aug 2017
Message: re: My previous guest book entry.

I forgot to include my e-mail address. It's

No Slack,

Name: Marion
Company/Unit: A CO 2/327 Inf, 101st ABN
Dates: 1970
Date Posted: 12:37, 23 Aug 2017
Message: Good morning troops. A friend of mine, who is a retired Sgt Major, has a massive collection of military patches. I'm trying to get him the ones he is missing from the 1st Brigade when the 101st was in Vietnam. I have not been able to find one for the 2/502. Did you guys have your own battalion patch? If so, does anyone know where I can get one for him?

No Slack
(Sgt) Marion "Mouse" Hammond DMOR
Alpha Company, 1st Platoon
2nd BN, 327th Inf Reg
101st ABN (Airmobile)
Vietnam 1970

Name: Dale Joritz
Company/Unit: C company
Dates: 68-69
Date Posted: 06:37, 06 Aug 2017
Message: To All of Our STRIKE FORCE Brothers

On Wednesday – August 23, at Fort Campbell we will be Rededication Our 2/502 Monument.
The Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM near the corner of Screaming Eagle Blvd. and Tennessee Ave.
We will be honoring All of Our 474 KIAs
Our Monument was the FIRST on all of Fort Campbell to honor KIAs from Vietnam.
It was originally dedicated in 1986.
There were 26 names that slipped through the cracks and were not present on the monument.
Being the OLDEST monument, it also needed as updated face lift, to once again make it the Crown Jewel of the 502ND.

After a short ceremony, we will be having Lunch with the Active Duty Troops in attendance.
Directions will be available to get to the New 502nd Area, and the 502nd Mess Hall (which is more like a Buffet Restaurant)

There is NO COST (except Lunch) for this.
We would ask You to really consider attending this Ceremony for Our Fallen.
At this point we have over 35 men and wives who will be in attendance.
This is a time when the Strike Force really needs to come together.

Please email or call me, so we can put You on the list

Strike Force

Dale Joritz – C/2/502 ‘68 - 248-399-5774

All those attending will need a Valid Drivers license or Military ID to Enter Fort Campbell.

Name: Phil Gatto
Company/Unit: C Co/HHC Recondo
Dates: Oct. 66-May 67
Date Posted: 17:07, 29 Jul 2017
Message: Paul Grimes, I was on the patrol (C Co. at the time) when Sgt. Yost shot the tiger that was about to jump Jim Buppert. Remember carrying that thing strapped to a pole back down that stream and the chopper with the Star and Stripes guy coming out to take the tiger and Yost's photo. I later went to the Recondo platoon and was wounded on May 17, 67.

Name: Terry Buck
Company/Unit: B Co. 2/502 Wpns. Plt.
Dates: July '65 - June '66
Date Posted: 20:58, 24 Jul 2017
Message: Enjoyed the wonderfully miserable 21 day Pacific cruise aboard the luxurious LeRoy (the scow) Eltinge. Sweltering heat, salt water showers, bunked in the holds, less than stellar meals made for an unforgettable traveling experience. The sands of Cam Ranh Bay were a welcome sight. Here's to all the Boat People.

Name: Herbert Dale Bunch
Dates: 11/10/70-11/9/71
Date Posted: 23:23, 20 Jul 2017
Message: Looking man I served with from Mickey, TN that we called Gomer.

Name: Gordon Holtzlander
Company/Unit: C &/D co
Dates: 1-68 to 8-68
Date Posted: 13:11, 04 Jul 2017
Message: Art Goldsmith. I found you my friend!

Name: Tom Tellier
Email: tatellier@mindspring
Company/Unit: Recondos
Dates: 67
Date Posted: 19:08, 01 Jul 2017
Message: is there a KIA list of Recondos with dates? Don't know who did not make it back to the World Tnx

Name: frank hill
Company/Unit: a co. 1sqd. 1st plt.
Dates: 1/70-5/70
Date Posted: 00:07, 13 Jun 2017
Message: wounded by scrapnel from our own m79 when they blew a cave entrance, been a long journey bros. in march or april 70. was humping the pig at that time.

Name: James Lopes
Company/Unit: D Co. 2/502
Dates: 69-70
Date Posted: 22:34, 26 May 2017
Message: New phone number above.
Looking for Jon Todd and Kevin Timpy. Both were originally from New Jersey. I served with both 69-70.
Welcome home to all Eagles

Name: Ken Kantor
Company/Unit: Headquarter and Echo
Dates: Jan - Oct 1971
Date Posted: 01:28, 25 May 2017
Message: It was an honor to serve with you guys.

Name: Richard Cobb
Company/Unit: HHC Recondo
Dates: 1967
Date Posted: 00:00, 22 May 2017
Message: Tom "Beetle" Bailey (Recondo 67-68) will be interred in Arlington Cemetery on June 20 at 2pm. Any updates/changes will be posted here.

Name: Kalab Evans
Date Posted: 19:54, 21 May 2017
Message: My cousin Wayne Noth served with b co 2nd bn 502nd inf 101st abn div from 68-69 when he was inevitably KIA on 17 JUN 1969 at FSB Currahee. Ive been trying to find more of his comrades that he served with. I have had contact with his platoon leader, and a couple other guys from other companies. Even got pictures from one of the gentlemen. Thanks

Name: Rebecca (Becky) Shumate widow of Wiliam (Bill-y) Shumate
Company/Unit: 2nd Bn CoD 502inf
Dates: 1971
Date Posted: 16:20, 08 Apr 2017
Message: God bless you wonderful heros. My late husband served in Vietnam during 71. I've just recenty found a few pages of lists of medals awarded him with names of some others that he served with over there. He did not talk much if at all about his experiences in country and his family and I would love to get in contact with anyone who was in his unit, to perhaps learn a little more about that part of his life. He was a wonderful husband and father of 7 children. We lived in No VA and moved to Lynchburg area in 1987 where most of us still reside. Thank you

Name: Ron Benkey
Company/Unit: HHC 2/502RECON - RTO
Dates: 3/67 - 3/68
Date Posted: 22:59, 24 Mar 2017
Message: Served with Col "Bald Eagle"

Name: Ed Vogel
Company/Unit: B. C0. 2/502
Dates: Oct.69 Oct.70
Date Posted: 22:58, 06 Mar 2017
Message: New update for the roster. Welcome Home!

Company/Unit: HHC 2/502RECON
Dates: 1966-1967
Date Posted: 08:09, 02 Mar 2017
Message: Wish one year soon the Oduche would come to Arkansas for its get too go.

Name: Jason Baltutis
Date Posted: 15:13, 28 Feb 2017
Message: Have a good friend here in Milwaukee, WI that served with 2/502nd (1969-1969). His name is Theodore Palmatier and would love to connect with anybody who served with him. We're trying to get a little more of his history out of him and put together a shadow box for him but he is a very humble man. Please contact me if you know this guy! Thanks.

Name: Bobby Elliott
Company/Unit: Co.B
Dates: 1969-1970
Date Posted: 03:04, 20 Feb 2017
Message: Looking to find some old buddies from Nam

Name: Vincent P. Ricciardi
Company/Unit: B Company
Dates: 4/68 to 7/68
Date Posted: 17:36, 15 Jan 2017
Message: I am so happy to see that the O-duce has a site! Widow Makers

Name: John Hallahan
Company/Unit: 2nd 502 e company
Dates: June 1968 - Jan 28, 1970
Date Posted: 00:17, 03 Jan 2017
Message: I want to connect to Milton Caraballo. But there is no email or phone number to make contact. I believed we served together, in fact I know we did.

Name: John Hallahan
Company/Unit: 2nd 502 e company
Dates: June 1968 - Jan 28, 1970
Date Posted: 00:15, 03 Jan 2017
Message: I want to connect to Milton Caraballo. But there is no email or phone number to make contact. I believed we served together, in fact I know we did.

Name: Paul E. Grimes
Company/Unit: HHC S-4
Dates: Oct 66-July 67
Date Posted: 05:03, 27 Nov 2016
Message: Guys, I keep reconnecting then lose contact w/ you guys. You're the best guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting and this fact was confirmed when I attended Atlanta reunion back several years ago. I guess you're still a group and I hope to rejoin you and stay in touch as long as GOD allows us!
All the very best!
Reading some of these entries I was also there when that tiger was killed. Most of you 502 guys stayed at our 502nd TAC CP location on your way to/from your unit in the field. We handled your PRC25 medivac requests and resupplied you every 3 days by chopper. Saboloskie gave me my Sgt orders and it was an immense pleasure to serve w/ such a brave, highly qualified infantry "band of brothers". GOD bless you all who are still survivors!!! Paul Grimes/ 862 368 1908 /

Name: Joel Stiff
Company/Unit: Fox co 526 FSC
Dates: February 2005 to February 2007
Date Posted: 07:36, 08 Nov 2016
Message: Fox co FSC supported 2/502 inf reg in OIF 3. I try to move on, but this will always be apart of me until death. Black Hearts forever!

Name: Art Goldsmith
Company/Unit: c 2/502
Date Posted: 02:47, 31 Oct 2016
Message: ROGER R. SEIPERT got an email?

Name: Art Goldsmith
Company/Unit: C 2/502
Dates: 67-68
Date Posted: 02:36, 31 Oct 2016

this is
Art Goldsmith just seen your response most of the guys called me Goldie
get me at

Name: james ( weasel ) townsend
Company/Unit: B/2nd B 502
Dates: july 27,1965-feb 21, 1966
Date Posted: 21:00, 18 Oct 2016
Message: Rendezvous with Destiny forever and always.

Name: For: Little Louie( Louis W. Bellach, Jr.)
Company/Unit: A 2/502 Alpha
Dates: 2/67-Sept. 27, 1967
Date Posted: 19:41, 04 Oct 2016
Message: I am not a vet but my cousin was " Little Louie" Louis W. Bellach, Jr. who was KIA Sept. 27, 1967. I was recently contacted by Manuel Albares, Sr. who was Louie's friend and the man next to Louie when he was killed. Mr. Albares and I spoke for almost 2hrs. and brought comfort and closure to those of us here in NY that loved our cousin. On behalf of Little Louie's remaining kin of which there are many thank you to his comrades for their service and who got Louie back home. Thank you. Sincerely, Bill Pentangelo

Name: Dave Cobb
Company/Unit: C Co
Dates: Feb 71- Dec 71
Date Posted: 00:33, 16 Aug 2016
Message: Please update ph number. New number is 479-462-6086.
Dave Cobb

Name: Frederick Dermyer
Company/Unit: Alpha 2nd/502 101st
Dates: 69-70
Date Posted: 00:23, 14 Aug 2016
Message: Looking for Herb Morrow.