196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
1/46

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.
Paul Gildner <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 11:09:40 (EST)

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?
George Salcido <gsalf"at"prodigy.net>
San Jose , CA USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 16:16:25 (EST)

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.
Donnie Cuppett <cuppett"at"hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 22:40:47 (EST)

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.)
Paul Gildner <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 11:11:46 (EST)

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.
Paul Gildner <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 11:27:12 (EDT)

Reference the entry below from Jennifer Lavender. CPL Roy Helbert was a member of D 1/46th. His home of record was Richlands, VA.
Warren <President 196th>
USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 15:19:50 (EDT)

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
Jennifer Lavender <lavendereveningstar@yahoo.com>
APG, MD USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 13:35:29 (EDT)

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
BETTY <Photoboop at cs.com>
USA - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 02:22:06 (EDT)

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.
Bobby Dunn <Bobby.J.Dunn@us.army.mil>
Killeen, Texas USA - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 08:41:44 (EDT)

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?
Don Cuppett <cuppett"at"hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 12:41:53 (EDT)

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 <Jenkins at 2936 aol .com enkins 2936 at aol. com.>
Shreveport, La. CaddoUSA - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 01:21:23 (EDT)

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.
Leonard Jenkins <Jenkins 2936 AT AOL. COM.>
Shreveport , lA Caddo - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 00:26:16 (EDT)

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!
Mike
USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 19:28:01 (EDT)

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
Tom Schmitz <Tom_Schmitz@USE.SalvationArmy.org>
Oneida, NY USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 13:48:25 (EDT)

C 1/46 196 th july 71-72 3rd?? platoon lt ???, then LT Swartz (he later became XO) then LT Renee ,
rich murray <rjmurrayatcomcast,net>
whitemarsh, md USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 22:47:43 (EDT)

Don..Doc, C 1/46, July '71 to July '72 or thereabouts Do you remember your last LT.s name or nickname?
Mike
USA - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:38:45 (EDT)

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?
Jim Becker (Phred) <jaybker@aol.com>
Clinton, NY USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 11:57:09 (EDT)

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
Don <cuppett "at" hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 13:59:22 (EDT)

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 unit.
Charles Bartlett <CharlieB1969@aol.com>
Marrero, Louisiana USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 08:59:08 (EST)

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.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.netX>
Co.A 3/21st, RepublicOfTexas - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 00:51:31 (EST)

One more time. Manuel M. Valenzuela Army Vietnam 1/46th 196th. Manny you alive?
Bob <Rangerbob@aol.com>
CA USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 00:58:25 (EST)

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.
TERRY WRENN <TERRY_WRENN@HOTMAIL.COM>
BELLEVILLE, MI USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 21:37:30 (EDT)

Can anyone out there tell me when 1/46th became part of 196th? Thanks, BD
Byron Dare <Dare_b@fortlewis.edu>
Durango, Co USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 17:09:12 (EDT)

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 "Doc" Frey
Bob Frey <bsfrey@hickorytech.net>
Sibley, IA USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 16:07:04 (EDT)

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
BETTY <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 00:52:11 (EDT)

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
RC <rcci@attbi.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 20:08:03 (EDT)

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
Bill Burgess <jbnb@air-internet.com>
Pahrump, NV USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 21:15:15 (EDT)

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 doogles69@hotmail.com
Doug Mather <doogles69@hotmail.com>
MN USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 22:45:15 (EDT)

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
johnny watson <jb4831@msn.com>
tifton, ga. USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 22:21:24 (EDT)

i would love to here from anyone from maryann june 1970 until june 1971.
johnny watson <jb4831@msn.com>
tifton, ga. USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 22:07:51 (EDT)

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. BETTY
Betty <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 01:32:45 (EDT)

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
Freddy Odom <fjandgaodom@yahoo.com>
Montgomery, AL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 03:19:55 (EDT)

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
Donnie "Doc" Cuppett <cuppett@hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:44:59 (EDT)

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!!!!
Paul Gildner,Jr <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 21:05:58 (EDT)

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
TERRY JORDAN <TERRY.JORDAN@MNDULU.ANG.AF.MIL>
DULUTH, MN USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 16:27:00 (EDT)

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 site!
Robert G. Nivens <rgn7111@bellsouth.net>
Harpersville, AL USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 12:19:31 (EDT)

Tom Patterson: What happened to Mary Ann is in an article (investigation) "SIXTY MINUTES OF TERROR".Is here. I was in HHC 196th (Hawk Hill). I knew of the OVERRUN at 0400 hrs.
Efrain Rodriguez <erodriguez60@hotmail.com>
San Juan, PR Puerto Rico - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 17:13:21 (EDT)

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.
Tom Patterson <tomnsher@softnet.com>
Galt, Ca USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 02:22:44 (EDT)

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.
PAUL ADAMS <kman@snip.net>
springfield, pa USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 00:27:23 (EDT)

Was a medic for Co. B. 1/46 1969 - 1970. anybody home
Tom Patterson <tomnsher@softcom.net>
Galt, Ca USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 02:47:01 (EST)

Manuel Valenzuela Vietnam 196th 1/46th. Where are you Manny?
Bob
USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 01:25:50 (EST)

HI GUYS NOT MANY OF US LEFT B CO 1/46
DOC CASS B CO 1/46/196 <SCASS9595@HOTMAIL.COM>
RANTOUL, KS USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 03:03:07 (EST)

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
Jim Leach <jleachjr@woh.rr.com>
Delphos, Oh USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 20:02:54 (EST)

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.
Paul Gildner,Jr <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 21:33:52 (EST)

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.
G.W.Collins <gwcollins@yahoo.com>
Hugo, ok USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 15:51:26 (EST)

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.
Roger P. Callahan <roger25c@aol.com>
Earlham, Ia. USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 16:46:59 (EST)

1/46th Jan 71 to july 71
thomas adkins <arednek@charter.net>
accoville, wv USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 10:33:06 (EST)

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.
Bruce E. Allen <JJEAGLES720@CS.COM>
Villa Rica, GA USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 16:16:54 (EDT)

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)
Betty <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 06:13:59 (EDT)

I was the aviator / FO assigned to A 1/46 January - March 1972. Anyone out there? I remember CO Cpt Mills among others!
Doug Neil <dougneil@nortelnetworks.com>
Centennial, CO USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 17:36:00 (EDT)

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....
dave alderfer <moa2@prodigy.net>
telford, pa USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 09:15:52 (EDT)

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.
c.d. wittenbach
Ionia, Mi USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 16:26:22 (EDT)

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 lost buddies.
Aaron Taylor <aaront111@msn.com>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 21:13:30 (EDT)

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 time.
jim
USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 02:31:36 (EDT)

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.
James Trotter <jimtrotter@netzero.net>
Mount Holly, NC USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 12:32:47 (EDT)

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?
Kenneth Fendley <fendleys@fbchnc.org>
Hendersonvile, NC USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 20:19:04 (EDT)

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.
c.d.wittenbach.''speed''
Ionia, Mi. USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 19:39:55 (EDT)

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 OUT..
c.d. wittenbach
ionia, MI USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:53:09 (EDT)

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 back out.
Charlie Wise
USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 02:11:56 (EDT)

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
c.d.wittenbach
ionia, mi USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 16:42:11 (EDT)

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
harryjustice <harry_justice@hotmail.com>
clyde, nc USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 23:01:43 (EDT)

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 email sal34436@netscape.net
AIME ARTHUR THOMAS ISG.USA.RET. <sal34436@netscape.net>
FLORAL CITY, FL USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 11:12:05 (EST)

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 mail me.
Bob Doc Brogi <mrph1212@hotmail.com>
Chicago, Il USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 20:01:38 (EST)

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.
George Salcido <gsalfam@prodigy.net>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 23:59:22 (EST)

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...
richard m. karstedt <rmranger@msn.com>
buffalo, ny USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 23:36:54 (EST)

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.
Jim M. Leach <jleachjr@woh.rr.com>
Delphos, Ohio 45833 USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 18:46:15 (EST)

 

 


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