196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
I was with Echo Co, 1/46th, 196th from Oct 69 thru Nov
70. I am trying to put together a memorial for our up-coming Echo Reunion
and I am in desperate need of help. I am hoping someone knows of a web
site where I can look up those names on the WALL by our unit designation.
There are a thousand that I can enter a name and get the information as
to date or place but I don't have the names. I would like to enter the
designation 1/46th and get a list of names from the time we were with
the 196th and the 198th. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome Home, say a prayer for our Brothers in Arms that are still in
harms way around the world.
To the men and women of the 196th LIB, Happy Thanksgiving
Day to all. This day comes and goes every year without too much thought
of those things in life for which we truly give thanks as the day fades
into memory once again. I am sure that we all have a least one occasion
that we will never forget. 1970, it was a Wednesday we were trucked in
back to Chu Lai for hot showers, cold beer, steaks, and a full night of
sleep without someone poking you for your shift on guard. Thanksgiving
Day, kicking back a nice quiet day to write home, more rest and then hot
turkey dinner with all the fixin's. Friday, back to reality. Ten days
later I was wounded and going home, I almost saw the bright light but
it was not my time. For me everyday is a blessing and Thanksgiving a special
day to give "Thanks". Greetings to my Brothers Co D, 1/46th, 2nd Pltn,
do you remember?
Hi Paul Gildner: I too once called the First of the 46th
home. Would somebody please explain to me about the 1/46th not being an
"official" unit of the 196th. I too visit this site's message board regularly
and enjoy reading all the posts. Thank you.
This site is great, but I can't beleive that I am the
only member of the 1/46th to visit here. I am into this site at least
a couple of times a week and I never find entries from members of any
other units from the 1/46. I realize that we were never an "official"
part of the 196th, but we did wear the patch right along with the 2/1,
4/31, and the rest of the 'assigned' units. There's no mention of the
accomplishments or the sacrifices of the 1/46th. Then what's really disheartining
is that when I go to the 198th site we are left out of there too. Brothers
of the 1/46th, I would like to know that we all have pride in the fact
that we earned our right to belong. Welcome home to all members of the
196th, reguardless of what batallion we were in. (Editor note: Paul,
check the guestbook archives. There are a number of 1/46 entries. You
are definitely one of us, Welcome home.)
I was with Ehco Co., 1/46th from 10/69 through 11/70.
Looking forward to the 196th Reunion in Texas and the 1/46th Reunion at
Ft Knox in March. Welcome Home.
Reference the entry below from Jennifer
Lavender. CPL Roy Helbert was a member of D 1/46th. His home of record
was Richlands, VA.
I am the cousin of Roy Lee Helbert,
killed at Quang Tin,1971-02-11. My family and I are putting together our
family tree and I would be interested in any possible SMIDGE of information
about him. I am also the wife of Lt. Jeffrey Lavender, currently deployed
to Iraq..and so..it's in my blood. Thank you and God bless you all. Thank
you for keeping the watch!! Jennifer Helbert Lavender
The 27 of Aug and that's Cpl. Steve
Blaskovich's (55th) birthday. As Always each year I post a note on the
196th site as well as my own site I have in memory of Steve to keep his
sweet memory alive. Where has the years gone. I just wanted to post this
in memory of my beloved nephew Steve who was KIA 6-8-70 along with LT.
Johnny Krebs at Hiep Duc Vietnam. They was in the 3rd Platoon of company
A 1st BN 46th Infantry. Commander Richard Carvell. I would love to have
anyone visit my site and sign my Guest book on there in Honor of my nephew
Steve Blaskovich your brother in arms. Though we leave yet another year
without Steve we remember with love and precious memories of the birthdays
we shared. They say the years get easiler as time goes on but I haven't
seen that yet. I love and miss your smile and your kindness. God hold
your hand and walk with you today the 27th Your special day, till we can
all walk together onece again. Hope you all visit my site and help me
keep Steve's memory alive. Love and miss you Steve. Would like to hear
from anyone who knew Steve or was there at that time. Welcome home to
all of Steve's brothers in arms and God bless you all for the hell you
all had to go through then and now. Always BETTY (Steve's Aunt) http://cplsteveblaskovichjr.homestead.com/SteveBlaskovichJr.html
I was with the 1/46 Infantry Bn. as
part of the 196th Infantry Brigade in Viet Nam form 1970 to 1971. I was
the Battalion signal officer. I can only remember the Commander LTC Perkins.
If anyone can help me out I would appreciate your help.
I enjoyed looking over Jack's jpeg
of the company patches, etc., of the 3/21 "Gimlets". I was wondering if
there was something similar for the 1/46th out there?
Served in co. A 1/46 196 LIB Oct 69
to Oct 70. Would like here from any one who served at that time LZ PRO
and Mary ann. Where are Calvin Doc Miller, George Wiallams, Pineapple,John
K. Diddeo, Chris Nackbark.
Leonard Jenkins SERVED WITH CO A 1/46
196TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE FROM OCT.69 TO OCT. 70 LZ. PRO. AND MARY
ANN WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO SERVED AT THAT TIME. WHERE ARE
YOU. CALVIN MILLER, GEORGE WILLIAMS,OWENS,PINEAPPLE.
I was just going over the message board
and realized that us guys in the 3/21st were the best.Wait I was in 1/46th
too they were the best too. Wait, now I'm confused. At any rate we had
to be the best looking grunts around. On second thought, dang it. You
know I've seen some re-union pictures of various 196th outfits and you
guys have really gotten old . What happened? all of us 3/21st guys and
1/46th guys are still young. In my mind at least.I haven't been to any
re-unions. Did we get old too? Tell me it ain't so!
Served 1/46, 196LIB (Americal), June
1970 - June 1971, first with Echo Recon, then as S2, then Company D, then
S3Air. LZs': Professional, Maryanne, Young, Grunt and Mildred. Looking
for old buddies, especially those from Echo Recon (SSG Sam Jackson, Mike
O'Brian, Al Motley), and SFC Paul Davis. "LT" Tom Schmitz
Don..Doc, C 1/46, July '71 to July '72 or thereabouts
Do you remember your last LT.s name or nickname?
According to Paul Gildner the 1/46th web site server
crashed and is being rebuilt from the ground up. It's likely that, upon
completion, it will be necessary for all who want to be registered there
to go back and re-register and fill out profile information. Just a minor
inconvenience. Not like making an error in judgement that causes young
men to die needlessly...ain't that right Jack?
Mike, I agree with you. I hated to see the 1/46 site
go poof, and hope and pray that the 196th site and its guestbook stays
up and running for a long time. I visit here daily, or nearly so, just
to hear the stories and read the comments and experience the camaraderie
and see if any of my old army buddies have decided to stop by and say
"hi". -Doc, C 1/46, July '71 to July '72 or thereabouts
I was in the 1/46yh 196th D comoany 1969 to 1970 on Lz
Professional and Maryann. Would like to talk with people that was in my
RE: Byron Dare Ė ďCan anyone out there tell me when 1/46th
became part of 196th?Ē - In May, 1967, the 46th Infantry deployed for
Vietnam. Two battalions of the 46th (1st and 5th) served honorably rotating
between the 23d Infantry Division (Americal), 198th Infantry Brigade and
the 196th Infantry Brigade. The battalions have credit for twelve campaigns,
stretching from October, 1967 to June, 1972. On 13 May 1969, MAJ Dunagan,
A Co, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry was awarded the Medal of Honor. The
46th was inactivated again in August, 1984.
I WAS WITH 1/46 196 LIN 71/72 LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO MY
BROTHER'S IN ARMS. IM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO MIGHT KNOW DAVE LEONE HE
WAS WITH RECON SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM AGAIN. I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU
THAT HAS REALLY BEEN HARD FOR ME. I MARRIED A WOMAN THAT WAS CLOSE TO
MY FAMILY,AFTER BEING DIVORCED TWO TIMES I WAS READY FOR A NEW LIFE WITH
MY NEW WIFE. SHE WANTED TO GO TO COLLEGE I SOLDED MY HOUSE TOOK A JOB
WHERE I MORE THAN DOUBLED MY INCOME. FROM THE TIME WE GOT MARRIED SHE
WAS PUTTING ARSENIC IN MY FOOD, I WOULD GET SICK AND NEVER THOUGHT IT
WAS POISON. TIME CAME THE MONTH SHE GOT OF COLLEGE I WAS HAVING PAIN IN
MY LEGS WHEN I WALKED I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH A FEVER OF 106 TO 107
FOR OVER A WEEK,WHEN I GOT OUT I COULD'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPEND. I WAS
BLAKING OUT AND HAVING SEIZURES. FIVE YEARS HAD PASSED AFTER BEING IN
AND OUT THE HOSPITAL SO MANY TIME I DONT REMEMBER. IN MAY 1998 THE DOCTOR
TOOK OFF MY LEFT LEG 6 DAYS LATER ON MEMORIAL DAY,THE DOCTOR TOOK MY RIGHT
LEG. IN JULY OF THIS YEAR I WENT TO THE 23RD NATIONAL WHEELCHAIE GAMES
FOR THE FIRST TIME, I TOOK HOME THREE GOLD. MY WIFE AND HER FATHER TOOK
ALL THE MONEY I EVER MADE AS A TOOL AND DIE MAKER.I HAVE A MAN MAKING
ME SOME LEGS I CAN'T PAY FOR, IF ANY ONE KNOWS ANYONE WHO MIGHT HELP IN
ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME TERRY WRENN I WAS THE GUARD AT THE GATE 1/46
198 LIB THE SP THANK YOU.
Had a great time in Branson @ the reunion. Disappointed
that I didn't see anyone from HHC or Bravo Co.1/46, but was "adopted"
by B Co. 4/31-great bunch of guys. Hope to make the next reunion. Bob
Want to say hello and god bless to all the 196th. Today
Aug 27th is my nephew Cpl. Steve Blaskovich Jr. birthday. He would be
54. But we lost him june-8-1970 at Hiep Duc, Vietnam. I want all Steve's
brothers of the 196th to know that like Steve you are and will always
be in my prayers and thoughts and I have great respect for each of you.
Happy Birthday Steve. I love and miss you and your always with me. The
memories will forever live on of us growing up together and time can't
take that away. God Bless Steve's brothers who was in CoA,1Bn 46th INF
196th in 1970. And god be with all of you who gave of themselves to keep
us free. I have great respect for all of you. And WELCOME HOME. Even though
you heard it before after all these 30 some years it can (never) be said
enough for the Hell each and everyone of you had to endure. God Bless
my beloved nephew Steve Blaskovich born on this his Special Day Aug-27th
1949 *Love BETTY* Steve's AUNT
Man, we're getting old! Can still remember many, and
many more moments. C-Co, 1/46, 196th, LZ Pro, but mostly all the areas
around it. Remember a redhead Sgt from KY, a native American Sgt from
OK. A SSgt by I think the name of Burkhalter. A Lt. Sheehan. Some other
Lt who activated himself from Nat'l Gd, and on first patrol got our location
a wee bit out of whack. (B-Co thought we were enemy and called arty on
us. Sure woke us up when that Willy-Pete, 200-Up came in! Damn we ran
fast that day.) Can remember Garcia, (The Reverend; God Rest His Soul).
Can also remember those huge rats in the bunkers on Pro; kept the candles
made out of artillery casing wax burning to keep them away. -- Didn't
work very well. Can remember the day we put the same VN extended family
on birds to get them out (for the third or fourth time). There was a medic
carrying a baby and holding the hand of a very old mama-san, when all
of a sudden, she squats to take a leak. If you could have seen the face
on the Medic. He was a patient soul. Sure would like to know his name.
Thin guy, quiet, pleasant, black hair and long black mustashe. Do you
remember looking for the vine that when cut, the whole jungle would fall
down? How about the 'step-and-a-halves? A few of us even got to see the
mother tiger and her cubs off the mess hall side of Pro. Can remember
"Head" Armstrong eating what he thought was bananas. They weren't. He
wasn't watching the monkeys to see what they were eating. He started to
drool and couldn't stop! Then tried to talk!! Too funny! Can remember
walking in the rain all day; soaked to the bone. Wrapped up in a poncho
liner to sleep, and came out of it in the morning, dry as that same bone.
Can remember taking a shower at Stand-Down and itching for two days because
my skin didn't know what to think of soap. Can remember being operated
on at Evac and meeting a nurse from home; and actually getting to sleep
on SHEETS. Can remember having trip flares go off meters in front of me
in the middle of the night while on guard duty on Pro (medic bunker side),
and finding how fast one can react and fire. It was a tough time. It was
also a time I look back at without regret. It taught me so much, so fast.
It gave me a context for appreciation. It gave me some years of drinking,
but I grew out of it, and learned again. We're all now a wee bit older.
I doubt there are many who aren't thankful to have gone through it; or
at least remember it fondly. - RC
I was with Alpha Co.1st Bn. 46th Lib.I would like to
here from any one from the 196th 1971 1972. I dont remember a lot of names.
The ones I do are Russell Kelly ( Pig gunner ) Burce Hoppie ( the A Gunner
) Sgt. Stansberry. SSGT Blair. Capt Gwynn. LT Beam.. Davis from MI i think.
Mario. Its been to long Welcome Brothers The Professionals
I am looking for anyone who can help me find information
for my uncle.His name was Mike Sikich and he was from Bloomington Minnesota.His
letters home were from Co C,1/46 and also used Co E,1/46.He was KIA on
December 23,1970.According to the documents it happened near the village
of Dich An 9 miles south of Tam Ky City in the Tien Phuoc District,Quang
Tin Province.I am helping his daughter search for anyone who knew him
or can help with information on the units actions in that year.Any help
would be greatly appreciated. Doug at email@example.com
i was a squad leader in co.b 1/46 196 lib.from june 1970
until june 1971.we patroled off firebase maryann.i have a lots of pictures
to share of maryann.i would love to here from any old buddies
June 8th is a day filled with so many emotions and a
hard day to get through. It was 33 years ago June 8th-70 that Steve was
taken fom us. Steve was with the 1st Bn, 46th Infanty at Hiep Duc along
with LT Krebs. I hope to hear from anyone who was there at that time or
any brothers from the unit. Or if anyone knew Steve Blaskovich my dear
nephew. We was 3 years apart in age and our closeness was was more like
a sister and brother than me being his (AUNT) I will always have a special
place in my heart for the 196th. You'll always be Steve's brothers and
God Bless You All. Hope you visit the memorial site I have for Steve and
sign the (GUEST BOOK) on that site. I'd be very honored for you to sign
the book and help me keep his memory alive and put a face with the name.
Hi everyone! I was with Co.A, 1/46, 196th L.I.B. May
& June 1969 working out of LZ Professional. Was point man when I got shot.
Spent a month & half in Japan hospital. Does anyone remember Sgt.Holloway,
T.Kerr, LT Davis(platoon leader)? When I got shot several people including
Sgt. Holloway (from Ala.) had to put me in a puncho and lift me over their
heads to get me in the chopper because the chopper could not land and
was catching heavy fire. Early May we left LZ Professional to retreive
12 dead soldiers that was left in a rice patty for days. Also, does anyone
remember Billy Chadwick KIA in June 1969. Would like to hear from you
grunts. Freddy Odom
Hi all! Served as a rifleman/OJT medic in Charlie Company,
1/46th, July 1971-June 1972. Have been in touch with Dave Waroff and Dennis
Pruitt, as well as John Cuny who was in our platoon for a couple of months.
Am sad to report that Doc James Garsombke died two or three years ago
of a cancer that he thought might have been linked to a defoliate in Vietnam.
Also, my best buddy RTO John Groff died in a car crash back in the mid-'80s.
Some might remember that I'm the tall, lanky (well, not so lanky anymore)
guy from West Virginia. We'd love to hear from other former fellow grunts
who might remember Charlie Ridge, Linda, Maude, Rawhide, the Ridgeline,
guard duty at the hospital, Typhoon Hester, the EM Club (my memory is
kind of foggy there!) and singing Uncle (Captain) Oliver to the tune of
Uncle Albert: We're so sorry, Uncle Ollie, but we haven't done a #$%!ing
thing all day! Hope to hear from you. -Don
I was with Echo Co., 1/46th from October 69 thru Nov
70. It would be great to hear from anyone who was there at that time.
Looking forward to the reunion in Branson. To the guys that set this web
site up...Great work!!!!
STILL LOOKING FOR ANYONE I WAS WITH IN VIETNAM FROM JULY'71
TO APRIL'72. I WAS IN CO A 4/31, C0 E 1/46, C0 B 1/46, AND HHC OF THE
196TH. FIREBASE RAWHIDE, LZ MAUDE, ETC AND OUT IN THE BUSH HUMPING MORTARS.
HERE IS A POEM I WROTE AND READ AT A MEMORIAL DAY PARARDE. I THOUGHT I
WOULD SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU. TOGETHER, BUT ALONE IN VIETNAM I REMEMBER
ALL THOSE HOT DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS. THE UNCERTAINTY AND THE FRIGHT.
FOR HOURS STARING AND LISTENING, SOMETIMES HOLDING MY BREATH. THE WIND
MIGHT BLOW AND MOVE THE GRASS. YOUR MIND PLAYS GAMES AND SOMETIMES NOT.
HOW LONG CAN THIS NIGHT LAST? EVERYDAY THAT GOES BY, IS ANOTHER DAY IN
THE PAST. THE RAINS COME DOWN, CARRYING PART OF A MORTAR AND YOUR PACK,
YOU WALK, BUT DONíT DARE TALK. ITíS DARK AND WET, LAYING IN MUD, YOU TRY
TO REST. MOSQUITOES, SPIDERS, SNAKES, AND RATS. I CANíT WAIT TO BE HOME
AT LAST. EVERY MORNING SOMEONE JUMPS UP AND SAYS ďI QUIT, IíM GOING HOMEĒ.
ALL OF US ARE TOGETHER, BUT WE EACH FEEL SO ALONE. I NEVER LOOKED AT THE
SKY SO MUCH. THE SUNSETS, THE STARS, WHATíS GOING ON BACK HOME? DAMN,
I FEEL SO ALONE. I HEAR THE SOUND OF A CHOPPER IN THE DISTANCE. IT BRINGS
A SMILE TO YOUR FACE. SUPPLIES AND MAYBE A LETTER OR TWO. I FEEL BETTER
NOW. I CARRY MY LETTER AND READ IT OVER AND OVER. TEARS COME TO MY EYES,
BUT I CANíT LET ANYONE SEE ME CRY. FINALLY MY DAY HAS COME. I HEAR THE
CHOPPER IN THE DISTANCE I GRAB MY GEAR, READY TO GO LEAVING BEHIND MY
BUDDIES THAT I WONíT SEE ANYMORE. IíM STILL YOUNG, BUT FEELING OLD. IíM
PROUD OF WHAT IíVE TOLD. IíM GOING HOME AND NEVER AGAIN DO I WANT TO FEEL
ALONE. Msgt Terry ďChopperĒ Jordan 29 May 2000
Would sincerely like to contact Ed Kennedy, CO, 196th
LIB, Hawk Hill (70); Richard Carvell, CO, 1/46th Inf (70); Craig Coverdale,
CO 1/46th Inf (69-70); Chaplain name lost, 1/46 Inf (70). Love the web
Tom Patterson: What happened to Mary Ann is in an article
MINUTES OF TERROR".Is here. I was in HHC 196th (Hawk Hill). I knew
of the OVERRUN at 0400 hrs.
Can anyone out there fill me in on what happened on LZ
Maryann on March of 71? I served on "The Hill" , helped to build it in
70. Was a grunt medic 1/46.
I WAS WITH CO.A 1/46 LT. INF. BRAG. 68/69 I AM TRYING
TO HERE FROM ANY ONE IN MY UNIT.I HOPE YOUR DOING WELL SO PLEASE E-MAIL
ME BACK WE HAVE ALOT TO CATCH UP ON.
Manuel Valenzuela Vietnam 196th 1/46th. Where are you
There is a Firebase Maryann reunion coming March 27,28,29th
2003 at Camp Carlsen Ky.It is for everyone and family members . On the
27th at 7:30 pm there is a torchlight ceremony for the 1st and 46th.On
the 28th we have a ceremony for our fallen BROTHERS that we lost that
night of March 28,1971. Camp Carlsen is located by Fort Knox,Ky. A lot
of grunts are showing up. It is a time to talk with all your old buddies.
Jim Leach Charlie Co. 1/46th 196th Americal Div. 1st Platoon
I was with Echo Co, 1/46th from October 69 through November
70. I was company supply, and spent most of my tour in ChuLai. Looking
forward to the reunion in Branson, hope to see some of the guys I knew
from back then. I went through the guest book just now and only found
one from the 1/46th. Hope there are more than that at the reunion.
I would like to hear from anyone who served on Maryann
from 1969-1971.I was with C Co 1st of the 46th 3rd plt.If anyone remembers
me I was called 'Loner'.anyserving at that time feel free to contact me.I
have emailed Jim Leach and we talk sometime on the net.I would like to
make other connections if possible.
I am trying to locate Lt. Francis Davis, who was my Platoon
Leader in Chu Lai South Viet Nam. I was in Alpha Co. 1/46th 196th from
May 1969 until April 1970. Thank You.
I served as a Platoon Leader and XO with B Co. 1/46 from
August 69-August 70. CPT James Bradley was our CO. We were on LZ Professional.
Interested in speaking with anyone who served with us.
I'm looking for anyone who knew or served with my nephew
Steve Blaskovich Jr. or John Krebs in comany A the 46th Infantry at Hiep
Duc area on June 7-12 1970. My nephew Steve and also John was killed on
June 8th-1970. Their battalion commander was Richard F. Carvell. Aug 27th
is Steve's birthday and I welcome all his brothers in the 196th as well
as anyone else to visit and sign my Guest Book on my site in honor of
Steve. You can put a face with the name on the wall and help me pay tribute
to Steve. Id be honored to have you visit the site. It is http://cplsteveblaskovichjr.homestead.com/SteveBlasovichJr.html
I'd like to find or hear from anyone who knew Steve, but I welcome you
all Home and want you to knew your are appreciated for the Hell you (ALL)
went through. Most Sincerely Yours BETTY (Steve Blaskovich Jr.s(AUNT)
I was the aviator / FO assigned to A 1/46 January - March
1972. Anyone out there? I remember CO Cpt Mills among others!
great site.....just stumbled upon it this morning. Was
with the 1st of the 46th 1968...1969. Hope every one is in good health
.....welcome any e mails....
For J. Trotter. Thanks for your reply. You areb the first
one . Yes Yes Yes Bull from Maryland Pluto from Sebawng Mi (sic) Russian
from the Aluitan islands . Hope to see another posting from you or anyone
B. 1st 46th ,and by the way I still catch all the rays I can . Speed Out.
I'm looking to see if anyone has a copy of the 196th
LIB "yearbook" for 1971. I was a pig gunner in Alpha Co., 1/46th, 196th
LIB in 1971-72, and was told that they were supposed to have a picture
of me and a couple others as the lead-in photo for the book. The photo
was apparently taken as we were returning to DaNang after a particularly
long patrol. Now my children have heard of it and would like to find a
copy. Thanks for the help, I'm sure all who have survived remember our
Trotter I remember the ridgeline bunkers did a week or
two once when we came in once, I had the one by the main road. Alot of
guys in the 1/46 were n. Carolina guys , but I forget most the names.
Do you remeber a guy named Bunker? He was a N,Carolina guy if I recall.Same
Hello to everyone--been a long time--ran across website
and thought I would add my name to the pot. Served 1st Bn. 46th co. B,3rd
plt. from Aug '71 to April 72. Saw C.D.Wittenbach entry. Remember Trotter
Speed? Hung around with "Bull","Tennesee","Russian" King, Michael,Pluto,Minnick
and I've forgotten so many more. Speed do remember the ridgeline bunker
guard duty where you were gettin some sun? will check back. Hope to hear
from some old friends.
Anyone out there a part of 1st platoon, A Co, 1/46, 71-72?
This is your LT calling. How about SFC Garlic, SSG Miles, Jimmy Cox, Jimmy
Battle, "Doc," Mike Bressert, Bruce Mulvaney (sp). My "pig" gunner, Mike
Harper, located me. Where are the rest of you guys?
from speed. still looking for anyone with 1st 46th fall
71 thru spring 72 any reply's welcome .win lose or draw we was there .
i' loved having the black cats fly us anywhere anytime they were good
. don't forget the BOB HOPE SHOW. can you believe the guy's still alive
. SPEED OUT.
FOR C. WISE THANK YOU FOR REPLY. WHO DO YOU REMEMBER
OR WHERE DO YOU RECALL BEING . I KNEW SOMEONE IN ALL THE CO. WE TRAINED
AT FT. POLK AND THEN WHEN WHEREVER IN COUNTRY. I'M SUREW THAT WE WOULD
HAVE HAD MUTUAL FRIENDS I'LL CHECK BACK HERE SOON .THANKS AGAIN . SPEED
C.D. Wittenbach: Was with the 1/46th during that time
until they stood down. I don't recall the Company, was too long ago.We
justed humped anyway, every month or so we came in for two days then went
3rd,sqd,3rd,plt,bravo,1st/46th.aug71-may72., I don't
see any comments from anyone there then. just wanta say hi you'all i will
continue to check the guestbook
Great site. i was wondering if anyone knew roger joslin
from ft. myers fla. we went through ait together at ft. gordon, ga in
1969. he went to the 1/46 in dec 69. i went to 1st div and was sent to
americal in mar 70. i was a door gunner with the 71st avn co. we flew
resupply to maryanne and i saw him there in the spring or early summer
of 70. wasn't too long after that i got aletter from him. he was in the
hospital in japan after the base was hit. just wonder if anyone knew or
rembers him. keep up the good work and rember our cause was noble if for
no other reason but to ourselves. thanks, harry justice
Hi to all; I was ISG A Co 1/46th. on Hill 69 when we
were the 198th LIB. Then we moved to Baldy and by the time we got there
we became the 196th LIB stayed there awhile than off to LZ Professional
than DEros Sept 69 Have medical problems now and also active cancer so
if you wish to drop me a line that would be fine. The 196th was about
one of the best units Iserved in , in my 25years of service fine bunch
of Officers and Ncos but if it were not for the grunts we were nothing
we were great in all our missions. So 6to all please Take Care/// Top
I was with D co 1/46 medic helped set up lz Maryann and
will remember 22feb70 medic were busy that day lost a few good men . Saw
the movie "we were soliders" and cried we were all to young thats what
really hurts. We can only remember and honor our dead brothers. and stand
tall with our sons in Afganistan now. anyone that wants to chat just e
Delta 2nd plt, 1/46th. Did a little time on FSB MaryAnn
and a couple of months in the boonies off FSB Young. Got hit and sent
home Dec '70. Have found some buddies, still looking for John Ortega and
Bobby Bermudez; the California connection.
Was with A co. 1/46 196th jan 70-nov 70..lz professional,
maryann etc...looking for magic, ossenfort, lee, ralston, salas, or anyone
serving at that time...
I would like to hear from grunts that remember me. I
was in C Co. 1st/46th 196th from 11May70 to 28March71. Was on FSB Maryann
the night of attack.
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