196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
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if anyone out there served with 1st plt b co 1/2 dec 67 rembers the plt leaders name please e-mail me i only rember him as hardcore
john bays <j_bays@charter.net>
st george, ut USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:59:26 (EST)

1st Lt. Gaylord L Enbom who served with D/2/1 196th LIB 67/68 passed away on Sept. 18 2004.Lt. Enbom had typeII diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
Wayne Carlton <carl021046@aol.com>
Bartlett, tn USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 10:25:11 (EST)

A/2/1/196 3/1968 TO 3/1969 NICKNAME HIPPIE ANYBODY KNOW ME PLEASE CONTACT ME
dave hall <hdvhaLL1"AT"YAHOO.COM>
MENIFEE, CA USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 09:53:54 (EST)

I am driving to the San Antonio '05 reunion from Arizona. Any interest in car pooling e-mail me: I served with A 2/1 1965--1967.
Joe DeAugusta <joeelainede at cox.net>
Mesa, AZ USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 19:14:40 (EST)

Greetings on this great day all you 196thers.Yes another Veterans Day and today on the radio I heard the support all the people in "The World" have for the troops in harms way. Messages that may not be heard yet surely felt.Lump in my throat and tear in my eye as I drive down the road. God it feels good to be free and know that people do care. Special hello to all you Mortar Humpin Grunts from C-2/1.
Gary Vigoren <vigs@astound.net>
Sartell, MN USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 20:49:10 (EST)

C 2/1 196th, May '68-May '69, Anyone remember SSGT. Kwan from Haiwaii? Isure would like to hear from him. Vote for Bush. God Bless our Troops if IRAG.
Don Bower <debower@donebowerinc.com>
Berwick, Pa. USA - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 21:45:06 (EDT)

David Delifus. Tried to respond to your email about A Co 2/1 during the typhoon. Got an error on the email address from the PM of your server.
John Woyansky <woyansky_john@bah.com>
Colonial Heights, VA USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:26:45 (EDT)

I'm a 196th vet. and wood like to find any survivers from 1968 D, 2/1.our base was at Chu Lai.
oliver s westeen jr. <oliverswesteen@yahoo.com>
holiday, fl. USA - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 11:40:55 (EDT)

My father, Raymond Wayble, served in the 196th 2/1 from June '69 to August '70. He was at both LZ Baldy and Hawk Hill. He lives in a rural area in Ohio now, and doesn't have computer access. He would really like to hear from anyone who remembers him. If you do, please e-mail me, and I can give you his mailing address and/or phone number. Thank-you to all who have served, and those who still do.
Dan Wayble <Daniel.Wayble@ohspri.ang.af.mil>
Springfield, OH USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 16:17:02 (EDT)

I tried this once before with no response and I've noticed thier are few notices from people from B 2/1 but I thought I would try one more time I was medic for 1st plt B co 2/1 from dec 67 or jan 68 til about sept 68 then was transfered to E recon I quit making friends real quick they kept getting killed I still don't. I would like to find oneperson I treated who made it home. If you did please let me know.
john bays <j_bays@charter.net>
st.george, ut USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 13:48:24 (EDT)

C-2-1. Hello Ed. My favorite memory of you is when we cut bamboo for what seems like days trying to get to the top of the hill, all the while you are taking back azimuths and asserting that the platoon leader (or was it the CO?) is going up the wrong hill. Of course, you were right. Commander flying in cool air above cursing about lack of map reading skills as we do our best to not rub the platoon leader's nose in it too much. Also, after we were on Chloe(?) and the big tunnel was found, I recall you had a lot fun calling in arty on it. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Allen Winans <awinans91atcomcast.net>
Elk Gove, CA USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 12:37:29 (EDT)

ALLEN WINANS AKA SUPER SARGE. GLAD YOU GAVE UP POOL FOR A GOOD JOB. ITS STRANGE THE THINGS WE REMEMBER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT YOU IS TAKING FIRING DATA FOR 81 MOTAR TO FIRE DURING LAM SON719.HANG IN THERE
ED CORMAN C 2/1 70/71
LINCOLN , NE USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 08:27:11 (EDT)

My Dad,Dennis Hawkins, served with A company 2-1 Infantry 3rd Platoon from Sept 68-Sept 69. If anyone remembers him, would you please contact me. He would like to get in touch with some of his buddies.
Melissa Hawkins <littlebithawkins1atyahoo.com>
Marion, NC USA - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 15:05:52 (EDT)

I served with D 2/1, 2nd squad, 2nd platoon from 1967 to 1968 with Keral Mays, Ernest Jones, Harley Dwayne Davidson, Carlton, Billy Gowan, Newell, Obigiwitz, shipley to name a few. Hope everyone is in good health and attends 2005 reunion.
ROGER LOFTIS <rogerloftisatyahoo.com>
Burkburnett , Tx USA - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 20:55:50 (EDT)

C-2-1, Oct70-71, SGT in a depleted leg platoon, and a start-up 81 mortar platoon after the Laos incursion. Scanning the entries, and I see Fast Eddie Corman. I had to chime in. Occasionally think of the folks that made it fun in forest, including the the two Cormans, and can easily remember four of the folks in the company: Cosby, Stiles, Nash & Young...Also, there was Lemon and Studeman..most of the rest are nicknames (Gramps, Red, Green Beanie, Alabama...strange how I can remember where the folks were from (Fast Eddie had a family in San Fernando during the earthquake in '71, the "other" Corman was from Columbia SC). As I recall, my real name was never used (except when getting chewed out); I was always called superfive or slick from the moment I got of the huey on a ridge above one of the many "Happy Valleys", that one outside of Tam Ky, a short walk from I think it was Hawk Hill. Got into geology myself and am wrapping up that career and moving on to mineral collecting. I welcome hearing from anyone that may remember the scared teen sargeant, now turned to old codger.
Allen Winans <awinans91atcomcast.net>
Elk Grove, CA USA - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 18:39:22 (EDT)

D/2/1 of 196th March '67-Feb '68 I was in the 3rd platoon, 3rd squad. I was squad leader of same when I was wounded during Tet offense the same day my machine gunner Willie Rheault was killed-Feb 8th or 9th. Is there anyone out there from Delta company who might remember me? would love to hear from you.
Rod Gilbertson <randmgilbertsonatwebtv.net>
new london, wi USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 21:11:20 (EDT)

I served in the 196th D 2/1 from Aug 1968 to March 1970, I can't remember what squad think it was the third with Birdie, Randy, Chief, Mike RTO for the LT, Pedro and all the other really good guys. I was called Zack, if you want to get in touch write me, it would me cool to hear from you. Take care and may the cold beer and soda flow.
John Zatorski <jzatorski@expresstel.com>
san diego, ca USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 14:13:49 (EDT)

Just my monthly post looking for 2/1 "c" co 196th 67/68. take care all and God Bless
bill <wilfr5ataol.com>
ny USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 09:11:49 (EDT)

co b 2/1 was my brothers info from previous entry jimmy lee chambliss kia jan 12 1970
marion chambliss <marionchambliss@aol.com>
pearland , texas USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 22:59:22 (EDT)

Killed in action jan 12 1970 - jimmy lee chambliss - anyone who may have any information please please contact me - he is my half brother - i was 9 when he was killed in quang tin - i want to know about him please - even if you vaguely know anything
marion chambliss <marionchambliss@aol.com>
pearland, texas USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 21:51:17 (EDT)

Served with C Co 2/1 196th LIB Aug 1971-Jun 1972. Would like to here from anyone especially Mortar Platoon Grunts. Great Website......Thanks
Gary Vigoren <at>
Sartell, MN USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 21:30:58 (EDT)

Served in Nam 9/70 thru 9/71. First four months with B Co, 2/1 Inf, 196 LIB, then with E Co (Recon). With Recon served under 1Lt Bell and 1Lt Collier. Always carried an M203, and walked many miles as point-man.Remember snipers Gonzalez, Doc and Sanchez, best of the best. Also served with Airborne/Ranger Slabchuck, a true warrior.
Julio C. Santa <psantamocaathotmail.com>
Moca, PR USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 20:44:01 (EDT)

Served Nam 9/70 through 9/71 under lLT Bell and Collier with E Co. (Recon), 2/1 Inf Bn, 196 LIB. Remember LZ Hawk Hill, Antenna Valley, FSB Alpha Deuce (A2 Quang Tri), LZ Baldy, Alligator and Spider Lakes, and Hill 171. Best wishes to all!!
Julio C. Santa <psantamocaathotmail.com>
Moca, PR USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 15:31:23 (EDT)

I was a mail/company clerk in D company 2/1 196th from Feb.68 to mar69. I remember Lt. Greenlaw, Lt. Falcon, Capt. Schmidt, 1st Sgt. Ercell Woods, Grooms, Mays, Dale Brandon, Hess, Gambozza. I knew John Bowen of B co. Ken Bechtol. LZ Ross, LZ Baldy. Went over to Nam from Ft. Lewis in a packet group. I also knew Ed Dougherty in the mortar platoon. Would like to hear from anyone from the company during that time frame.
Robert Siller <rps_49@hotmail.com>
Albuquerque, nm USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 19:13:07 (EDT)

I had a brother that belonged to The 196th Light Infantry Brigade.He was killed August 26,1970 in Quang Tin South Vietnam.His name was Thomas Steven Hickman.Does anyone remember him? (Editor's note: Thomas was a member of D, 2/1 in 1970. He got in-country July 14 and was killed August 26)
Kelly Bridgewater <kellybridgewaterathotmail.com>
Loogootee, In 47553 - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 12:18:49 (EDT)

name missing from honor roll, Tyszka,Edward M. Killed in action Jan. 11 1969, in Quang Tin, Was with A2/1 196th. Went to basic at Ft.Dix and then on to FT. Polk for Jungle Land with Ed. Both arrived SVN July 69 in Cham Ron Bay when ordered to the 196th at Chu Lai. Almost got a noise bleed looking it up on the map, far to close to N. Veitnam.Both served with A2/1.Just helping get the record straight.
Bill Vazal <dumpperatnycap.rr.com>
Scotia, NY USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 19:59:59 (EDT)

CPL Thomas Steven Hickman D/2/1 196 LIB was KIA 26Aug70 when the CH47 helicopter he and 20 others were in was shot down. His sister Karen want to find his buddies. See "Steve" Hickman's memorial page at http://www.VirtualWall.org/dh/HickmanTS01a.htm
Jim Polecat Schueckler <Jim@VirtualWall.org>
USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 12:04:13 (EDT)

C2/1 70/71 FAST EDDIE SQUAD LEADER . FOR ALL THE GUYS WHO TOLD THEM NO AT DMZ YOUR MY KIND OF GUYS LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
ED CORMAN <NA>
LINCOLN, NE USA - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 11:20:38 (EDT)

Thought I would leap into this and see what happens. Was the senior aid man for C/2/1 in 69. Was a platoon medic for B/2/1 also.
Francis Whitebird <akicita61athotmail.com>
Pierre, SD USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 15:58:11 (EDT)

This will be a little long but I want to tell a story about a sad part of the Vietnam story. While the death of a buddy on the battle field is a sad thing at least that buddy had a buddy. They may have shared coffee in the morning before moving out; told each other about their families and girlfriends and their plans upon returning to the world. You all know what I am saying. But what about the guy who dies with no buddies? No one tell his family about what happened. No one to care. I have seen many memorial pages to those of B 2/1 who fell in 1969 but no mention of Jimmy Burchfield. Jimmy died within 5 days of being in country. He never had a chance to bond with his fellow warriors and as such passed on without notice. I knew him only because we both joined B 2/1 during a stand down and shared a room at the Charger Hotel. Two days later we went to Tien Phouc. Some of you will remember 1st and 2nd platoon going to that hilltop where they came under intense mortar fire. So intense that 3rd platoon was left on the air strip because the choppers could not take them up. Heavy, who everyone knew, and Jimmy died on that hilltop. One was mourned the other did not exist. Jimmy is especially important to me because his death told me I would live. You see he was an instant NCO and assigned to the 3rd platoon. I was a sergeant with two years in and assigned to the 2nd platoon. Before heading to Tien Phouc the CO and Top called Jimmy and me in and said they were changing our assignments. They said that 3rd platoon was short handed and I would have more impact there because of my time in service. They said that 2nd platoon was up to strength with experienced men who could show Jimmy the ropes. If we had not be switched I would not be here and Jimmy would. So while no one in the 2nd platoon knew him as a buddy I will never forget him.
David Blanton <dblanton at highrolls.net>
High Rolls, NM USA - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 12:33:01 (EDT)

I was in 3rd squad, 3rd platoon, B 2/1 from Feb to Aug 1969. Over the years I have visitied with only on person from 3rd platoon and that was Don Golden. We got together on two occasions the last being a reunion in St Louis in the 80's. I remember: Ben, Jerry, Bob, Jose, Russ, Carter, Mann, others whose face I see but I cannot name.
David Blanton <dblanton at highrolls.net>
High Rolls, NNM USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 02:49:56 (EDT)

Looking for guys I served with 67/68 "c" 2/1 196th take care.
bill <wilfr05ataol.com>
ny USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 10:45:54 (EDT)

Looking for people in A2/1. Cataline my point man and Dan Watkins and John Stayhome. Anyone in the Tin Phouc battle *(nightmare) in mid March 69 please contact me.
George Sanders <gsandersatkans.com>
Stafford, KS USA - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 18:15:04 (EDT)

i was with b2/1 196 brigade 23 infantry 1971-1972 b co
noel preuss <jimsupermo@cs.com>
mosinee, wi USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 10:24:36 (EDT)

Just changed to a new isp today. New e-mail is marty5605@netpenny.net or you can reach me at marty196th@yahoo.com. Tim Martin, Millersburg Ohio, D/2/1 12/66 ~ 12/67/.
Timothy L. Martin <marty5605"at"netpenny.net>
Millersburg, OH USA - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 19:06:18 (EDT)

I was the medic for 1st plt b co. 2/1 from about jan to about sept or oct 68. I was then sent to E. recon.I can rember 3 names cpt conley the co the plt leader was called hardcore I never knew his name and rap malone if anyone rembers me send a email
John Bays <j_bays@charter.net>
St George, ut USA - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 21:51:56 (EDT)

I was in c/2/1, 196th from 11/68-12/69. I'm doing great and would love to hear from anyone who served during that time with c/2/1. May God bless you all. Ronald Jackson
ronald jackson <jackson"at"carolina.net>
biscoe, nc USA - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 16:52:40 (EDT)

I served in C-2/1 196th from Oct.65 to April 67 then i went to the 10th cav. till July 67 in C- co. i was in yhe 2nd. plt. I"m a life member of the 196th asso. Wood like to hear from anyone i served with ben to 4 reuions by for now jerry.
Jerry W Hardy <jerry_hardy35 @msn.com>
Janesville, , Wis. USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 17:24:28 (EDT)

My husband Doyle E.Sallee "Gene" was KIA 12 Nov 68. He was with 196th B 2/1. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember him.
Sue King <suking48@netzero.com>
Lafayette, IN USA - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 10:39:06 (EDT)

I served with B, 2/1 from March 1967 through August 1967, after transferring from C Troop, 10th Cavalry, 4th infantry Division. I recently became a 196th "Life Memeber" and I am also looking forward to San Antonio in 2005. Welcome home to all you Chargers!
Rafael Perez <rperez@oxnardsd.org>
Oxnard, CA USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 12:59:46 (EDT)

Served as a platoon leader and Asst S-4, 2LT and 1LT, 2/1 Inf 10/1969 to 9/1970...where has the time gone? Retired LTC, Inf, 08/1997. I have 200 slides and another 150 old photos from 1970 from Hawk Hill, Mary Ann and "out West".
John A. Adams <joadams@fdic.gov>
Sharpsburg, GA USA - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 15:55:42 (EDT)

I SERVED WITH 196TH B, 2/1 FROM JULY 68 TO JULY 69
WILLIE D. LYONS <WLYONS@HOUSTON.RR.COM>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 21:55:17 (EDT)

My dad passed away a year ago, and I just found your web-site. He went to Nam with the group that was originally supposed to go to the Dominican Republic in '66, but went to Nam instead. He retired in July 1967. 1st Platoon, B co, 2nd Battlion/1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Bridage. I have already heard from the company medic, Don O'Brien, who provided the following details. "Left in July of 1966 for Vietnam from Boston Harbor. At the time the platoon leader was Lt. Claude Mills, Sgt John C. Hunt was the platoon sargent and the asst platoon sargent was a Sargent Fitting." I would be interested to hear from any who knew him. Any information on Sargent Hunt, a good friend of my father's, would also b3e appreciated. Thanks Phil
Philip Fitting <Pfitting "at" brooksideintl.com >
USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 16:49:40 (EDT)

transferred into B co. 2/1 Inf 196th in May of 1968 and left in Jan of 1969, I was the door gunner that transferred in, everyone called me HeavyDuty Hope all you brothers have a good Memorial Day. I Still Remember. Can't Remeber names very well, SSgt Gibson was platoon Sgt. and Sgt Needham (Jiffy Pop) was squad leader, any body else out there remember, get in touch with me Thanks
Curtis W Dean <CDEAN@INDIANNATIONINTERNET.NET>
McAlester, Ok USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 05:35:22 (EDT)

1969-1970, 196th Infantry Bde, 2d Bn, 1st Inf LZ Hawk Hill & LZ Baldy Looking for Information
Bill Terry <tick28345@hotmail.com>
Hamlet, NC USA - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 18:11:59 (EDT)

I served with B, 2/1 from about March 1966 until August 1968. A few of us transferred from C Trp, 1st Squd., 10th Cav, 4th Inf. Div. Looking forward to San Antonio, TX with a fellow Charger, J. Ortiz, in 2005. Welcome home, everyone! Rafael (Ralph)
Rafael Perez <rperez@oxnardsd.org>
Oxnard, CA USA - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 12:22:29 (EDT)

Yoo Brothers! Looking for anyone from 196th 2/1 "c" co 67/68. especially phil, punge, and the big guy from way upstate who carried the "60" and was going to transfer out to be a door gunner. also anyone know where Sgt Snoggrass (?) is? take care all and GOD BLESS
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 07:36:12 (EDT)

Served in C2/1 3rd Platoon 3rd squad 196th. from November 1968 to November 1969. ** Skip, I tried to email you but the email was returned.**
Terry W. Miles (Hillbilly #1) <tmiles7311@cs.com>
Florence, Ky USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 19:32:37 (EDT)

Served in C 2/1 196th 3rd platoon, 3rd squad from Oct.68 to Aug.69. Would like to hear from anyone I served with. It's been a long time, so welcome home to all.
Frank (Skip) Christie <fechristieatintegrity.com>
Hawthorne, NJ USA - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 07:51:28 (EDT)

Just like to say welcome back brothers.I served in D 2/1 LIB from 9-69--9-70. We were a mobile unit that flew all over the central highlands.nickname Ike or called me Mitch. Will love hear from someone. Blessings
isaac Mitchell <isaac_63093@yahoo.com>
suffolk, va USA - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 13:59:08 (EDT)

On March 22, 1969 Co. C 2/1 196th LIB was ambushed by the VC. My father 1st Lt. Cecil I. Wright was wounded during this skirmish. I was just wondering if any of these men are still alive and if they remember what happend. Looking for Roger Litteral, Jerry J. Barnes, Douglas P. Steele, Ronald Haberman, Sylvester Harrall, Wilbert F. Otstot, James D. Crain, Norman Sanders, Sang Wang, Robert D. Gerber, Thomas Hall, Richard Hernandez, and men with the last names of Gardner, Reitman, Bates, Smith, E., James, Dzatko, Siegfied, Wood, Graves, Ford, Tennant, Burns, Smith, L. and Holloway. Any help would be greatly apprieciated. My dad is alive and doing well, he would like to get in contact with some of his old comrades. Thanks, Garret
Garret B. Kremer-Wright <gbkw83@hotmail.com>
Jefferson City, MO USA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 22:58:58 (EDT)

Happy Easter to all......... I am working on an overlay project, using a map of the Heip Duc Valley, along with logs, after action reports, and Humphries book THROUGH THE VALLEY hoping to have the project completed till the next reunion. However, I have a question where C 2/1 assulted into upon entering the Valley....the logs and after actions give a coordinate that would have been south of the Lau River, however, Humphries has the insertion north of the Lau. Can any of you clear this up for me? I really want to get this correct. Thanks
Peggy <plreider@aol.com>
Dover, PA USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 15:06:56 (EDT)

Rusty, What year was you over there? I was with D/2/1 12/66~12/67. Did you know Lt. Scottie Byrnes 3/82nd FO? Tim
Tim Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, Ohio USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 11:59:52 (EDT)

Spent most of my time in country with 2nd Bn/1st Inf at LZ Baldy, LZ Hawk Hill. Walked with various line units, worked with PFs/RFs and 5th ARVNs...spent a great deal of my time in the BTOC working as Arty Liaison. Worked on LZ West with 4th Bn/31st Inf toward the end of my duty. Managed a stand-down area for the last month or so in ChuLai. Known as Rusty. SSG
Rusty Brummitt <balancing_stones at yahoo.com>
Ponsford, MN USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 02:54:14 (EDT)

I'm still looking for Randy Robertson we served togather. The last time I checked in was a few years ago but I check this guest book daily. A 2/1 197 LIB 67-68 Call sign CA10
Mike Robertson <oatsteam@aol.com>
Ventura, CA USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 09:29:47 (EST)

The book,Illustrated History of Vietnam Chargers, by F Clifton Berry= I got a copy=went to goolge advanced search and found a copy for sale.In good conditions only $6.00 for book & shipping.Get Book all should have a copy.Walked with 1st Platoon of B co 2nd Bn/1st Inf 196th joined at Fort Deven in April of 1966 until returning to world in June of 1967 from Chu Lai. Welcome Home All. Hope this note finds all in good health and spirts. Don "Doc" OBrien
Don "Doc" OBrien <uncledon930@yahoo.com>
Alsip, Il USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 14:42:00 (EST)

I was in RVN from 2/68 to 1/69. C 2/1 196th as the company clerk. I am looking for George Marquez from Denver, CO. As all of you know, with the passage of time, so goes the memory. I am glad that I found this site
Lorenzo Mota <mota_lorenzoatyahoo.com>
Lakewood, CA USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 17:40:00 (EST)

Tom "Tom Thumb" Swigert of Echo Recon, 2/1, 1970, where are you.
mcgee <mcgee2517@aol.com>
paducah, ky USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 20:30:16 (EST)

C 2/1 Inf, Aug. 1970-Aug. 1971: If you served with this unit any time between those dates, we're having another reunion in Highland Beach, FL from July 7, 2004-July 11, 2004. If you'd like to come, please contact me.
Gary Capshaw <kiteria@texoma.net>
McKinney, TX USA - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 09:49:38 (EST)

Was with A Co 2/1 196th LIB from April to Oct of 67 with the Mortar Plt at Chu Lai. I moved from Tay Nin City to Chu Lai. Anyone that was with the Company at that time Please send me an Email. Had a lot of problem in 68 at Ft. Dix,NJ and now trying to get my benefits from the VA.
Noah O. Lindsey <noahl@netscape.com>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 17:47:59 (EST)

Trying to put together some pictures for my kids to have of where we were in the 'Nam. I'll be glad to scan some of mine to send back. My tour was with 2/1 from July '71 to late June '72. Particularly looking for pictures of FSB's Chloe, Rawhide, Maude, and Linda. Thanks for the help!
Woody Collins <widgeon47@earthlink.net>
NC USA - Monday, February 09, 2004 at 14:31:25 (EST)

Any one know a (at the time) SSG Cornelius "Corky" Garcia that was in Chu Lai, (1970) A.Co. 2/1 196th LIB. Plt Sgt. Please E- Mail me (dgarcia@everestkc.net) I have a film located on the internet @ http://aclassicvoicefilms.com/ under amatuer movies. If you go and view Please sign the guest book. Thanks.
David Garcia <dgarcia@everestkc.net>
Kansas City, mo USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 13:28:28 (EST)

Video From Co A 2/1 196th LIB. The bush,chu lai/ lz baldy and more. 1970. Goto Amature movies after going to my web site as follows. http://aclassicvoicefilms.com/
David Garcia <dgarcia@everestkc.net>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 15:52:13 (EST)

I'am a retired First Sergeant and served with Co C, 2nd Bn, 1st Inf, 196th Light Inf. I was in Viet Nam in 1971 1972. Be interest in finding any former members of my platoon. I was a Staff Sgt at that time and I was the platoon leader. Also, interested in any family members of Cpl Dourty a team leader who lost his life while under my command in combat.
Jim Clauson <coastalreport@aol.com>
Long Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 15:44:35 (EST)

Hello Brothers: I am hoping to hear from guys who were in E Co. 2/1 from 3/68-3/69 in the 4 deuce mortar squad.
Bill (Zack)Zarrella <william.zarrella@verizon.net>
Hazlet, NJ USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 21:50:04 (EST)

If you didn't get home with your dog tags, there are at least two places on the web which have lists of hundreds of found ones or ones that were bought at Vietnamese souvenir shops. www.canamission.com and www.founddogtags.com. 2/1, '65-'67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 16:30:57 (EST)

I would like to hear from somebody who was on 196th. LIB, 2/1, in Vietnam from Auguts 1970 thru August 1971. I was a PFC; got hit by bobby trap on Oct.1971 and caught Malaria on Dec. 1970.
Osvaldo ( "OSSIE") Rivera <ossie1950@hotmail.com>
Caguas, PR USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 18:18:24 (EST)

I'm sorry to say, but we A/4/31, responded to the ambush of "C/2/1, in the trench. See entry from "Peggy" below. It was one hell of a fight,happy to hear from survivors, I know what you guys went through, God Bless All, those still with us,and the Heroes, we lost. Pro Patria; Ed.
edward latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
evergreen, Co. USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 17:14:54 (EST)

Anyone remember either SSGT Norbert Holzapfel or SSGT Donald Alvis KIA 2/9/68 just west of Da Nang 2/1 C Co. Not sure which one I was with. Was with one of them when they got hit. Sniper jumped up out of a hole in front. There were only 4 or 5 of us left out in the paddy (punge,phil,and someone else besides me. Just wondering. Think about him alot. He was going on RR to meet his wife in a week or so. thanks
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 13:19:22 (EST)

I was in A/2/1 in 67 68 does anyone remember me
Barry Lenski <barrylenski@hotmail.com>
clare, mi USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 12:38:59 (EST)

Marlin "Airborne" Slabchuk was a team leader for Echo Recon. I was his platoon leader for about six months. I remember his last conversation with me when it was DEROS time for him. I was happy to see him make it out. His courage sometimes was a little more than necessary to get the job done. E-mail me off line about what you would like to know about a really fine soldier.
James Collier <james.collier@dc.gov>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 16:41:55 (EST)

My brother was an airborne ranger who served with Recon/Sniper Teams in the 2/1 in 1970. His name is Sgt. Marlin Slabchuck. Anyone who remembers him or has any information about the unit please E-mail me. Thanks
Jesse Slabchuck <redlegagent@aol.com>
USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 13:10:04 (EST)

In honored remembrance for the men of Company C 2/1, (Twister Charlie),who on 5&6 January 1968,in the Hiep Duc Valley, made the ultimate sacrifice, (the majority of the casualties resulting from an ambush and night long battle). They were: 1LT Steven Cole Drake, 2LT Gerald Wayne Norton, E7 Alvin Samuel Johnson, E6 William Edward Bernard, E4 Albert Morgan Carwithen, E4 Jerry William Gilliand, E5 Harold Smith, E3 Norman Edward Colosanti, E3 Guillerno De Leon, Jr., E3 Edward Joseph Drew, E3 Florian Henry Kuss. E3 Lafon Winston Ladson, E3 Jordan Eugene Ramey, E3 Gary Wesley Runk, E3 Leland Stewart, 1LT Bromley Howard German (3/82 ARTY), E4 James Paul Turner (3/82 ARTY), E3 Eric Richard Fassit, HHC Medic, E3 George Greart Gonsalves, HHC Bde PIO. Please take a moment to remember these valiant young men, as well as the ones who survived that awful night. They did not come home untouched; many carry physical as well as emotional scars with them, even now, all these years later – to them THANK YOU. To the fallen, the void created by your loss has never been filled. To all of you – YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN - GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Peggy <plreider@aol.com>
Dover, PA USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 17:22:42 (EST)

Several people emailed asking if I would post Lt. Colonel Lawrence Lovato (USA Ret) contact info. Dad was in 2/1 196th from Ft. Devens on his second Vietnam tour. His first as a company grade officer was with MAAG-V. Contact him directly in England at PSC 37, Box 1455, APO AE 09459. Sincerely, JOCM(SW) Dave Lovato, USN Ret.
D.L. Lovato <dljilovato@ces-inc.cc>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 14:09:51 (EST)

Just a Happy Holiday greeting to all, especially those I served with in C Co 2/1 '67/68. have a great year guys and God speed to all.
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 22:01:56 (EST)

The Veterans Administration has begun to make disability determinations for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) due to Agent Orange exposure. If you served any where in Vietnam, such exposure is assumed; you do not have to prove it. The VA is apparently basing its actions on the fact that veterans contracted a fatal disease in a war zone, therefore it looks as if 100% disability awards will be the norm. These may not be considered "permanent," requiring future evaluations. If you had a claim before Oct. 16, 2003, that is the earliest award date. So: Get a blood test. Any doctor should recognize the counts that indicate CLL. Happy Holidays to all. Jim Armstrong 2/1 '65-'67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 18:33:33 (EST)

Looking for D. J. Cohn from C co. 2/1 196 Jun 70-71. Last known in Nebraska. Was in supply roon clerk at Hawk Hill.Also my assit gunner a short time....810-794-5123 mornings..
Louis LaParl <gumby794@aol.com>
Clay, Mi USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 22:03:23 (EST)

I WISH ALL THE 196ers A VERY HAPPY AND JOYOUS HOLIDAY. I SERVED WITH B2/1 FROM NOV.69 TO AUG 70. I AM TOTALLY AND PERMANTLY DISABELED DUE TO PHYSICAL INJURIES AND PTSD. GOD BLESS THOSE WHO SERVED. WILL REMEMBER YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS.I SERVED OFF OF HILL 251 AND HAWK HILL. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.
PAXSON L. PAYNE (POO) <gruntime1@aol.com>
CHIEFLAND, FL USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 23:02:08 (EST)

Hi Bill. We spoke before. I did C Co 2/1 between 7/67 and 10/67. I can't remember all the names, except Spears, Bethea, and Cruz. In October, I was transferred to HHC. Looking for Sergeant Fink,Gerry Malone, Harold Kuehl, and Captain Paxton. Also a very special guy by the name of Sergeant Travis, who lost his eyesight in Chu Lai, thanks to hypertension. Can anyone out there connect the dots?
Ron Scott <rscott0369@aol.com>
St. James, NY USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 15:34:45 (EST)

Yo to the 196th 2/1 c co 67/68 Anyone know how to go about getting any operations reports for specific times while I was over there? thanks
bill <wilfra5@aol.com>
new york, USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 13:23:41 (EST)

I hit Chulai about July or August 68. Not really sure anymore. I was in D/2/1 for about 4-5 months. I carried a radio for 2-3 of those months. Then I got transferred to E company when we were making some kind of big push on the end of QueSon valley (or over the mountains). They were a little short handed in a 81mm crew. A friend of mine named Odell Clinton got transferred at the same time. We spent almost all our time on either Dragon base or Tiger Base after that. Except when we went down to take over the A.O. for a 1st Cav. unit that was moving. I broke open a few boxes of 81mm flares the first night we were there....tryin' to keep the perimeter lit up..that was a bad night. We were setup right next to the Med. bunker. Feel free to contact me. Sometimes it is just good to have the cameraderie or just write. If anyone knows what happened to Terry Jennings (Sgt. in a 81 crew) Please let me know. I hope everyone out there is doing ok. take care.
Greg Meyer <meyergp@knology.net>
Charleston, Sc USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 21:19:44 (EST)

On March 22, 1969 Co. C 2/1 196th LIB was ambushed by the VC. My father 1st Lt. Cecil I. Wright was wounded during this skirmish. I was just wondering if any of these men are still alive and if they remember what happend. Looking for Roger Litteral, Jerry J. Barnes, Douglas P. Steele, Ronald Haberman, Sylvester Harrall, Wilbert F. Otstot, James D. Crain, Norman Sanders, Sang Wang, Robert D. Gerber, Thomas Hall, Richard Hernandez, and men with the last names of Gardner, Reitman, Bates, Smith, E., James, Dzatko, Siegfied, Wood, Graves, Ford, Tennant, Burns, Smith, L. and Holloway. Any help would be greatly apprieciated. My dad is alive and doing well, he would like to get in contact with some of his old comrades. Thanks, Garret
Garret B. Kremer-Wright <gbkw83@hotmail.com>
Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 11:49:19 (EST)

Correction to my previous post, my uncle Steve Huston served with Alpha Co. not Charlie Co. Thanks again.
Clint <gsicstfh@hotmail.com>
Gilmer, Tx USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 21:41:29 (EST)

My uncle, Sgt Joe Stephen (Steve) Huston served with the 196th LIB in Vietnam '68-69. He was killed on 19Mar69 while serving with C Co. 2/1. I would appreciate any information about him from anyone who knew him or anyone who has factual information regarding the circumstances of his death. Thank you for your time and thank you for your service to your country and your fellow servicemen.
Clint <gsicstfh@hotmail.com>
Gilmer, Tx USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 21:36:52 (EST)

Any C 2/1 67-68 out there? Take care to all.
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 13:17:08 (EST)

LOUIS LAPARL!!!!!!!!!!! I spotted the message you left a few weeks ago and have tried e-mailing you three times. Either you're not getting them or don't wish to respond. If the former, please e-mail me. I have the addresses and phone numbers of about 15 or 20 of the old second platoon and we get together every year. Next one is in Gatlinburg, TN next summer. Anyone else in C 2/1, 1970-71?
Gary Capshaw <kiteria@texoma.net>
McKinney, TX USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 21:13:24 (EST)

RE: Bobby Salmela....B 2/1 was on LZ Baldy from late 12 May 68 until 19 May 68. If he was killed near Quang Tri, he was more likely in 3/21. If he was in B 2/1 then he would have to been killed in a patrol off LZ Baldy
James Hunt <jchunt@mchsi.com>
Springfield, MO USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 08:32:34 (EST)

For info - Bobby Salmela (See entry below) was a member of B 2/1.
Warren- Pres, 196th <neill@indy.net>
Cicero, IN USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 10:12:56 (EST)

As a former soldier with the 196th, I would just like to say THANK YOU ALL this Veterans Day for your service to OUR Country. God Bless You All.With Deepest Respect and Admiration, Tim Martin, Millersburg, Ohio, Former Sgt.Marty D/2/1
Timothy L. Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, OH USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 06:49:14 (EST)

My cousin Robert Earl (Bobby) Salmela was with the 196th from Feb 12, 1968 until he was KIA, May 17 1968 near or in Quang Tri....I think from enemy mortor fire. Bobby was in the Army, a Cpl E-4 from Eau Gallie, Florida. Does anyone remember Bobby or have any information that they could share....a snapshot. anything? Bobby's dad is not doing very good and I'd sure love share a snapshot or story that some of you might have had with Bobby. God bless you all this Veteran's Day and eveyone to come!
Bill Baker <billbaker@bakedmedia.com >
Manassas Park , VA USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 21:59:35 (EST)

Just want to say we Can win this war on terrorism if the Liberals don't go limp on us again. I would gladly go to Iraq to help out if I thought they would take me back in the Army.Miss that closeness that comes with combat. Protecting one another and trying to get the job done. My heart goes out to the families of the loved ones who lost family members but we can not afford to ever have another 9/11 in our country.We have a very good moral President and I belive he will do his best to complete the job.God Bless our troops and this former soldier appreciates your sacrifices you are making to keep OUR country safe.God Bless You All!Semper Primus! Tim Martin (Former Sgt. D/2/1 196th Light Infantry Brigade)
Tim Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, Oh USA - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 23:06:07 (EST)

LOOKING FOR OLD BROTHERS...196TH 2/1 DELTA CO. 2ND PLATOON 2 SQUAD. JAN.1969 TO MARCH 1970..SNAKE, JUNGLE JIM, MORRIS, TOOTHY..LZ ROSS LZ BALDY..GOD BLESS
JIM BENNETT <jimmyjr1_1999@netzero.com>
albuquerque, nm USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 22:36:41 (EDT)

First, thanks to the moderators of this forum for deleting the ever more intrusive crap on a regular basis. The Veterans Administration has finally added CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)to the "register" of Agent Orange related conditions. This apparently means that benefits may now be paid at a currently unspecified level. There does not seem to be a lot of interest on this forum in the subject, perhaps due to the large number of later 196ers that served in the north of the country. A really good resource for those that are interested is Agent Orange Debrief at www.goiv.com/ao/forum/portal.php3. Jim Armstrong, 2/1 '65-'67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 11:48:18 (EDT)

Robert Ashbrook was known to all of us as Bob, the Pennsylvania coal miner. I made contact with him a few days ago and it sure was great to talk with him after 34 yrs. Sure would like to hear from some more of Co.B 2/1. I would also like to know what happen to Mugsy. Mugsy was the boy with a bad ankle, he was sent to a US hospital and they operated on it.
Bennie Cowart <benniecowart@txucom.net>
Oakhurst, Tx USA - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 11:55:39 (EDT)

Hi, Looking for buddies I served with on LZ Baldy..1968-1969..2nd of 1st Americal Division. Anyone with information about 'Mugsy' a Vietnamese boy that traveled with us..please e-mail.. Thanks, God Bless
Robert Ashbrook <vashbrookamdream@charter.net>
Windber , pa USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 18:40:46 (EDT)

Just my usual hello to C/CO 2/1 196 especially 67/68 guys anyone out there? later
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 13:45:08 (EDT)

Would like to hear from anyone who was in C co.2/1 196 inf from Jun 70-june71. Hawk Hill was where we were located. then moved to Da Nang just before I left Nam.....Louie
Louis LaParl <gumby794@aol.com>
Clay, Mi USA - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 20:45:42 (EDT)

Ron Ouellette: I tried to answer your post (adding the "t" to earthlink per Larry of this forum), but got blocked by your spam filter. Would be interested in your understanding of current CLL-Agent Orange situation. Reply here or to above email address. Any one else with information on VA progress, feel free to respond. 2/1, 1965-67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 12:02:01 (EDT)

I served in B 2/1 196th 68-69. Doug Carnes and I came over together and left at the same time, we are both from Tx. Jimmy Blair, Wise and Bart were my sqd. leaders. Jerry Walker was my foxhole buddy for about nine months. Willie D. Lyons, Big Dave, Johnson, Kite, Bob Ashbrook and Tate are a few of the guys there at the time. I have a hard time with names, but many of you guys are in my memory.
Bennie Cowart <benniecowart@txucom.net>
Oakhurst, Tx USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 00:14:27 (EDT)

My usual YOOOO to all you C/CO 2/1 '67/68 out there.
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 13:02:59 (EDT)

I was in A 2/1 67'and 68'. First to Tay Ninh and then the move to Chu Lai. Was a grunt and don't remember much, didn't want to. Remember Vann Swift, Mudrock, Tom from California (machine gunner),Jim Kiwhae, Steve Mullis and lots of faces in pain. Would like to hear from anyone who might have known me then. Thanks!
Ed Moree <ed.moree@unilever.com>
Whispering Pines, NC USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 15:52:55 (EDT)

YOOOO----any more c co 2/1 196th people out there? 67/68 take care all
bill <waf@aol.com>
ny USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 12:12:56 (EDT)

Attended, for the first time, the reunion in Branson, went at the suggestion of a friend (Mike thank you so much), to honor a friend, from long ago, that was KHA 6 Jan 68 Heip Duc Valley, C 2/1. Had the opportunity to meet some of the men he served with Mike, Ron, Bob, Carl with his great wife Linda. Hillbilly and all the rest from A 4/31, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. D 4/31, Thank you Dan (for the loan of your jacket) and the gentleman with you for taking the time to explain how grid maps work and the correct way to read them. To the countless others who made me feel welcome and a part of this very special "faimly" thank you all. To the men and women who fought in Vietnam, I think you are all HEROS
Peggy Reider <plreider@aol.com>
Dover, PA USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 20:35:18 (EDT)

A 2/1 196th LIB 67-68. This year I took part in the RFTW ride to "The Wall". As soon as we arrived in D.C. we were escorted directly to "The Wall". I had the strongest drive to look up a certain name. John Craig Robertson had just arrived to our unit and was fresh off the bird. As he passed by my location we met joked about being related. I told him I would talk to him later and gave him directions to go join his squad. As Robertson joined his group he was killed by either a booby trap or a comand detinated bomb. I'm still not sure. This was May 23 1968. Thirty Five years to the day later I left my FNG pin at "The Wall" near his name. To this day I think about him. Strange how things turn out with no resolve. I hope his family is well.
Mike Robertson <OATSTEAM@AOL.COM>
Ventura, CA USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 10:59:37 (EDT)

GREAT REUNION IN BRANSON. THE PEOPLE OF THAT CITY ARE TRULY WONDERFUL. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE GUYS FROM CHARLIE 2/1 AND TO THANK THE MEN FROM ALPHA 4/31 THAT CAME IN THE NIGHT TO RESCUE US ON 5&6 JAN 68 WITHOUT YOUR COURAGE WE ALL WOULD HAVE DIED IN THE HEIP DUC.THANKS
MIKE SENIUK <JSENIUK2@.COM>
FT PIERCE , FL USA - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 15:47:05 (EDT)

I served with 1st Platoon, B 2/1 from July 67 - July 68. My wife, Diane, and I just returned from the reunion in Branson, our first. Thanks to all the people for putting together such a great event. Everyone we met made us feel at "home" and part of the family. It was fantastic to see guys from my old unit. I will definitely plan on attending the next one. Thanks again. Ted.
Ted Dima <ted99@att.net>
, USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 22:04:38 (EDT)

Hello Bill. I was with C Company 2/1 Jun-Oct 1967 - then assigned to HHC in Chu Lai. I recall a sgt coming from Germany who parked his wife in Hawaii. If you don't remember me, you'll definitely remember my running partner - James Spears. Thanks for saving my life one day on point when Charlie ambushed me and my machine gunner.
Ron Scott <rscott0369@aol.com>
St James , NY USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 16:38:17 (EDT)

If anyone knows anything about any of the guys I served with, I would appreciate a note, where there at and how they are doing. Co B, 2 d Battalion, 1st Infantry of the 196th. I was there from May 1968-June 1969) We attend the reunion this year, a first for me. It was a great time. I would recommend to all of you. A special Thank You for the people that put their time in, and all the work involved and the giving of yourself. I could not find anyone from our outfit though.
Dennis Wrubel <wrubel48432@Yahoo.com>
Filion, Mi USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 13:29:03 (EDT)

Just returned home from my first reunion around 2:30 am and want to say I was Impressed to say the least. I met so many old friends and a lot of new ones.Thank you Lt. Rondem, Capt.Hinton and Linda, Carl, Keral, Steve,Norm, Bert and all my friends. Can't wait for the next one. I hope it is Branson too. Super people there for super friends. God Bless You All. Tim Martin D/2/1 ( Sgt. Marty )
Tim Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, Oh USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 22:28:58 (EDT)

sgt snogress i forgot to refresh your memory i came from Germany and assigned to russ b.
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 12:21:27 (EDT)

Hey sgt snograss(?) c com 2/1 u came over with sgt blanton u broke your glasses one night in the boonies last i saw of you good man fras
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 12:19:34 (EDT)

I SERVED WITH BRAVO 2/1 196TH LIB. I WAS THER FROM NOV. 69-AUG 70. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM MY BUDDIES. MISS YOU GUYS.
PAXSON LEE PAYNE <tampapayne@aol.com>
BAYONET POINT , FL USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 17:38:06 (EDT)

Served B2\1 69-70 1st PLT. Wounded March 8th 70
Paul Terry Loyd <tbird111000@direcway.com>
Cannelburg, IN. USA - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 20:31:40 (EDT)

Just my usual "looking" hello to all, especially 2/1 c company 67/68. how 'bout you phil cronin! you out there? how 'bout you punge? you out there? Mike you already responded to me. I think I have a picture of you holding an m-15 with a cigar in your mouth before we down for some beer right in front of our bunkers. if you are the same I got hooked into yelling at you one night on ambush for taking too much out my goodie box from home. sorry 'bout that.
bill f. <wilfr5@aol.com>
new york USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 13:25:40 (EDT)

]Just a note to let everyone know my e-mail address has changed.The old address marty@valkyrie.net is no longer in use. It is now marty5605@peoplepc.com. I was a squad leader with D/2/1 2nd platoon. Served in Nam from 12/66 thru 12/67. Hope to see a lot of my friends at the reunion. This will be my first one!Sure has been a long time.Semper Primus D/2/1
Timothy L. Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, OH USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 19:13:40 (EDT)

Combat Support, Co. D 2nd./1st., Recon Plt. 1966-67, Inducted in Chicago, are there any of us left out there?
Mike Lee <hpdlee@earthlink.net>
Hawthorne, CA USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 15:57:36 (EDT)

Looking for anyone in A co 2nd Bn 1 Inf 196th from nov 67 to nov 68 would like to talk or Capt Hamm where is he please contact me GOD BLESS THE 196TH AND ALL MY BROTHERS THANKS TO ALL OF YOU
Raymond Anton <raya1@uswest.net>
cambridge, Mn USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 19:37:04 (EDT)

Yoooo C Company 2/1 67/68 Anybody out there?
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 11:26:22 (EDT)

i was with the 196th from sept.66 to sept.67. i was with co.b 2/1 2nd plt. 2nd squad. i would like to hear from some of the guys. hahn, pelch, mallard and kavanaugh where are you? my nickname was forbes.
GALEN FOSTER <spec4m79@wmconnect.com>
CONYERS, GA USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 10:06:18 (EDT)

just found this web site,this is great. i was with the 196th co.b 2/1 2nd plt. 2nd squad. my nickname was forbes. i would like to hear from some of the guys. pelch, mallard, kavanaugh where are you?
GALEN FOSTER <spec4m79@wmconnect.com>
CONYERS, GA USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 09:51:18 (EDT)

Anyone c company 2/1 67/68 looking for all you guys and especially "home" Phil Cronin(s) thanks
Bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
new york USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 13:00:37 (EDT)

I served with Co.A 2nd Bn 1st Inf.196Inf Bde from November of 1967 until November of 1968.I was in second squad of second platoon.I would like to contact anyone that was there during that period of time.Would especially like any information anyone has on Andrew Cundiff,Dan Gray,and a young guy names Spotts.Can't remvember his first name.Would also like to find David Harker and Jerry Goff.David was a POW from around 1968 until the end of the war.
John S. Theodorakis <jtheodorakis@cox.net>
Greenville, N.C. USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 13:49:18 (EDT)

I was with the ist platoon/2nd battalion/1st infantry div. from March68 to September 1968. I was infused from the 198th. Anyone remember me from the 196th?
Larry Boetsch <l.boetsch@att.net>
Bedford, tx USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 20:31:46 (EDT)

Looking for Ralph VanHorn. He was my RTO in 2d Plt, C-2/1. Feb -July 67.
Ronnie Rondem <rrondem@earthlink.net>
Alpharetta, Ga USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 16:13:10 (EDT)

looking for Phil Cronin (s) 196th c co 2/1 67/68
bill <cinwaf@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 14:07:42 (EDT)

Hey there, looking to all in Branson.I'm formerly from Bflo. N.Y. Take care see you soon. Hey Pat did you tell the GIRLS.Welcome home to all my "BROTHERS" Would like to hear from anyone that was in"C" 2/1. Love you all.
John Freeman <johnnyfree@msn.com>
Cleve., Oh USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 22:18:32 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who remembers my dad, SSG Billy Charles. He died in Tay Nayh on February 7th 1967. He was with Company A, 1st Infantry, 196th. After 36 years, I have just received his personal belongings that were shipped from Viet Nam. He had a lot of pics in his trunk. He had written about his friend "Johnny Pirkle and Cpt (?) Shouse. If anyone has any information I would love to hear from you.
Rebecca Caraway <rscaraway@hotmail.com>
Cumming, GA USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:58:33 (EDT)

Just wanted to add my e-mail address(Roger Loftis, D/CO, 2/1, 2nd squad, 2nd platoon, 1967 to 1968).
roger loftis <rogerloftis1@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 20:43:36 (EDT)

I was in B 2/1 196LIB in VN from 02/68 to 04/69. Have put together a web for our company for this time period. Site contains photos, current Grunt contact info/ bios, and informational links to other sites. Link to site: http://www.stmhc.org/196/home.htm Glad to hear from anyone that was there at that time. Enjoy.
Lee Blackmore <lehatter@swbell.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 11:40:56 (EDT)

In line with some of the recent comments about VA benefits, the readers of this forum might be interested in the addition of another condition considered to be linked to Agent Orange exposure. This is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, or CLL. This is the only leukemia recognized so far and service in Vietnam is the only proof necessary for exposure. I think some of the early members of the 196th ('66 and '67) who operated in War Zones C and D are the most likely to have operated in areas defoliated by Agent Orange, but others may have as well. If you have been diagnosed with CLL (the earliest indications are usually elevated white blood cell counts), you should make an application to the VA as soon as possible. The full regulations are not in place yet, but the benefits should be retroactive to the time you apply. At the same time all of us should support those Congressmen and organizations who are trying to prevent the Bush administration's attempts to reduce VA funding and VA benefits. Jim Armstrong, 2/1, '65 -'67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 12:39:06 (EDT)

My dad served in the 196th LIB in Vietnam as a Battalion XO (I believe) in the 2/1st Infantry (he was regular Army/OCS). He was Major Larry Lovato, and retired from the Army after a full career and now lives in England. He's still spry, although in his mid-70's- and still skinny too! He would never tell me much about his service in Vietnam. He served as an advisor in the MAAG-V after paratroop and jungle warfare training (as a CAPT) early in the war, and then with the 196th from Ft. Devon's (?) and by ship to the theater. The two operations I recall him mentioning were Cedar Falls and Attleboro, although I don't know the details. I found this site when I saw a guy with a 196th Ballcap in Wendy's near Washington, D.C. and I recognized the 'burning worm'. He mentioned the reunion. I will gladly pass any messages to my Dad, and I'll let him know about the Association. He was inordinately proud to serve, but felt that the Army was not disposed to recognize the outstanding job his soldiers did. Keep up the great work. VR/JOCM(SW) D.L. Lovato, USN
David Lawrence Lovato <lovato.david@hq.navy.mil>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 08:07:10 (EDT)

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Branson, especially those from D 2/1 65-67.
ron dougard <rondugar@hotmail.com>
brick twp. , nj USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 13:38:46 (EDT)

served with B/2/1 68-69 only remember don athy,wolfman,poncho,blond bomber from biloxi and bumble bee they called us the pot squad why i don`t know.strolled up and down the road between ross and baldy as well as side trips to hue, kham duc,and other exotic locales.we never lost an inch of ground and were proud to be referred to as GRUNTS.hope to hear from anyone who remembers the hooch at ross.
steve kochick <steve_kochick@yahoo.com>
madeira bch, fla USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 17:47:04 (EDT)

I am an original 196th member and I am trying to locate quite a few different guys. Here is a  list of names that I am trying to locate.  This particular list is from the 196th company photographs and all I have are their initials and the last names.  I will start out with my platoon sgt whose name is David L. McMullen, William E. Blaha, T.J. O'Dell, K.R. (Ron)? Fairbert,  C. F. Wise, James K. Blase,  R. B. Mattioli, A. L. Llorca, P.L. Turner, J.P. O'Bryant, Delbert O. Myers,  K. J. Russell,  R.A.Munroe,Jr., C. D. DeTamble,  R.R.Krueger, M. A. Melito, H. E. Thirey,  Charles S. Houston, C.A. Zainchowski, Ronald L. Davis.  Everyone on the list is from  Delta Co. 2/1-196th LIB. It would be nice to get as many guys as possible together at Branson. Any information anyone could could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Dan Sexton 1423 Maple Ridge New Richmond, Ohio 45157 513-553-1903
Dan Sexton <packy47@aol.com>
New Richmond, OH USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 22:58:35 (EDT)

I was with deltaco. 2/1 196th lib americal div. nov.67-nov.68 I was an rto for a while but most of tour was in the machinegun squad. We were at lz ross,camp evans, Kham duc,mothers day 68, basecamp was at chu lai,lost most of my sqad while on rr ,hong kong.Please e-mail me. Kick there ass
Lyman c. Hangaard <marylyman2002@aol.com>
Fargo, N.D. USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 14:49:51 (EDT)

My father served with the 2/1 196th Bravo company during 1967 and 1968. His name was Cal Albright. Anyone who remembers him or would like to contact him let me know. He is doing well and recently retired from a career as California Fish and Game Warden. Thank you. E-mail is cjlv@citlink.net
Cal Albright <cjlv@citlink.net>
Alturas, ca USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 00:00:22 (EDT)

I am interested in locating David L. McMullen (my former platoon sgt.) or any other member of Delta Co.2/1 from Ft.Devens. I was a member of the anti-tank platoon under Lt. Mattioli followed by Lt. Rondem. I served with the 196th from Oct. 1965 to March 1967.
Daniel L. Sexton <packy47@aol.com>
Cincinnati, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 22:05:01 (EDT)

I'm from A Co. 2/1 3rd. Plt. Feb. 68 - Feb.69. Nickname Wetback; Your web is vary a interesting consip. I Like what you've done. I know a guy I went over with whom I believe was sent to B Co. also in Feb. His name is either John Allen or Allen Johns. Now lives in Phoenix Az. I met him in Vacaville Calif. We were both in the same Basic, in Fort Bliss Texas. I may have his phone number at home, I have to look. One day I hope to do something like what you have done on a web. Kham Duc is one hell of a story and I feel it could be made into a movie. Again Thank's for your web. God Bless the rest of us that are still breathing and Gob less our troops in the East. Remember: Those who fought for it, life has a spice. The Protected! Will never, never Know.
Dennis Y. Flores <aztacokat@aol.com>
Tucson, Az. USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 15:45:29 (EDT)

Looking for David L. McMullen, "Sergeant Mc", Platoon Sergeant, AT Platoon, Co D, 2/1 1965-1967; and Ralph VanHorn, RTO 2d Platoon, Co C, 2/1, 1966-67. Anyone know where they might be??
Ronnie Rondem <rrondem@earthlink.net>
Alpharetta, GA USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 14:14:10 (EDT)

I need some help from Chargers who knew the following medics Daniel Shea "C" 3/21 KIA 14 May 69 Thomas McMahon "A" 2/1 KIA 13 Mar 69 Go to WWW.VitualWall.org and tell them you have not forgotten. You can find them under Alpha sort or Army Unit Thanks for the Help
Bob "DOC" Kelly <LIB196BOB@aol.com>
Reading, Pa USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 15:15:06 (EST)

PLEASE NOTE THAT MY E-MAIL HAS CHANGED FROM IPONMYEX TO gruntime@aol.com.I AM LOOKING FOWARDS TO BRANSON THIS YEAR AS I HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH MOST OF MY BROTHERS THAT I WAS HONORED TO SERVE WITH IN VIETNAM 69-70. I WAS WITH CO.B 2/1 196TH L.I.B. WRITE TO ME. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. QUIGLEY POO
PAXSON LEE PAYNE <gruntime@aol.com>
STEPHENS CITY, VA USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 13:06:28 (EST)

For those who have not been there the Virual Wall is at http://www.thevirtualwall.org/ For those of the 196th LIB who were in Vietnam, please go through your old photos and find pictures of those listed on the wall, get them scanned, and leave a message for others to find. Even if you have no photos, leave a message telling something about them. Eventually someone, somewhere will be looking for information on their friends or relatives. In my case it was Sp4 Ron Tanner KIA 31 May, 1970 B-2/1, thanks for those who have helped me find out what I have. Thank you, Raymond C Backstrom MSgt USMC(Ret)
Raymond Backstrom <rbackstr2000@yahoo.com>
Fort Worth, Tx USA - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 14:34:01 (EST)

served with A 3/82 1970(FDC).Glad to hear from anyone from the unit or any B 2/1 grunts.
walter zych <walterzych@comcast.net>
harrison twp, mi USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 22:32:39 (EST)

Update from my last post. Need to find anyone that know me from A co 2nd Bn. Ist Inf 196th LIB. From April1967 to Oct. 1967. Have PTSD since Oct 1968 at Ft. Dix, N.J.
Noah O. Lindsey <noahl633@aol.com>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 01:36:33 (EST)

looking for anybody that was on hawkhill from sept.70 april71 was wiyh bco.2/1 196th most everyone i remember was by nicknames sure wish i kept addresses GOD BLESS US ALL!!!!!
stan saas <plsaas@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
patchogue , ny USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 16:12:32 (EST)

I served with 2/1/196th-charlie co.-3rd. platoon-3rd.squad- from march 68 to march 69. I was proud to serve with so many fine men. I would be glad to hear from any of my comrads.
Lawrence (shakey) KING <hayley55@alltel.net>
DALTON, GA USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 21:24:37 (EST)

SALUDOS FROM PUERTO RICO. MY TOUR OF DUTY WAS FROM 08/67 TO 08/68. I WAS IN (RECON )Eco. 2/1. I REMEMBER LZ BALDY, ROSS, EVANS, COBRA BASE, TIGER AND DRAGON BASE, KHAM DUC (12 MAY 68) KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. ORLANDO VAZQUEZ PR (RECON)
ORLANDO VAZQUEZ (PR) <mpphoto@coqui.net>
carolina, pr USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 19:15:18 (EST)

great job guys; I just received by 12/02 newsletter and as alway happy to read about all the current activities. Also quite proud of the fact that the 196th is alive and well here in Hawaii. I was the medic for the Recon team with 2/1 E-co., from Dec 67 through Aug 68., which subsequently was called "team snoopy" best wishes to all the men who served. aloha, Doc Hoe
Allen K. Hoe <ahoe@pixi.com>
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 16:48:37 (EST)

i was with co.c 2/1 from 1971 to 1972.
phil barbour <phil196@fcc.net>
alexandria, va USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 23:24:12 (EST)

To Tom Summers. I remember SGM Black well and think perhaps you, as well. Your email address didn't work, however. C, HQ and A 2/1 '65 to '67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 12:15:13 (EST)

Served with B co. 2/1 from Sept 70 - Aug 71, was RTO & squad leader during time over there. Planning on making it to the Branson reunion. That is a great place to vacation, Branson really treats the vets right. My rto handle was "teacher". would like to hear from anybody who was there.
Donald L. Campbell <Donc@well-nap.k12.mo.us>
Wellington, MO USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 09:28:16 (EST)

I served with A 2/1 Infantry, 196th Light Inf. Brigade in Vietnam from August 1971 until June 1972. My unit stood-down the 23rd Infantry Division Headquarters at Chu Lai in December 1971 when the big Typhoon came through and destroyed almost everything left at Chu Lia. I would love to hear from someone who served in my unit during that period.
David Delifus <delifus.david@mail.dc.state.fl.us>
Tallahassee, FL USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 15:44:49 (EST)

I was with B 2/1 from Nov '69 to Oct '70. Served off of Hawk Hill, Hill 251, Kham Duc etc. I recently returned to Viet Nam in part to dedicate a school in Hiep Duc. Visited Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Tam Ky (saw where Hawk hill once was), Chu Lei,and Siagon. It was a great trip but with mixed emotions at times. Especially returning to the bush at Hiep Duc. I am trying to locate a map showing the proximity of Hill 251 to Hiep Duc. I know I was close. Can anyone help? Anxious to here from anyone who was in B 2/1 during that period.
Randy Osborn <doctoroz@earthlink.net>
Vacaville, CA USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 14:07:53 (EST)

I was with B 2/1,3rd platoon,3rd squad from June 69 to June 70.I would like to hear from anyone there at that time.My nick name was "Reb" from Augusta Georgia.I was with Doc Jarman, "Yank"Ray Hoorman, Tom"Sgt Hard Ass" Runcorn, Bob Harp and Leo Martinez. Let me hear from you! Gene "Reb" Hart
Gene Hart <hart627@comcast.net>
Augusta, GA USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 20:40:27 (EST)

I shipped out on the USS General Nelson M Walker from Belvedire Washington with the 3rd Brdg 4th Division in Sept 1966. Transfered to HHC 2/1 in spring of 1967. Delivered mail from 2/1 HQRS to forward positions from May until Sep 1967. Cannot remember any names, however I did do fill in bartender duties in officers club on Hill 69, Chu Lai.
Haith, John B <jbh@ncol.net>
Henderson, nc USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 21:20:01 (EST)

i was in a-2/1 11-68 to 11-69 looking for charlie robbbins cal jokela and others
Wright Terry <tmwright@tcworks.net>
greenbrier , Ar USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 20:44:21 (EST

2/1 A Co. 1st Platoon Went by "Sgt. Kiwi", "Sgt. K", and sometimes "Pineapple" Hit 5/15/67
Jim Kawaihae <papaikouboy2@ao.com>
Datyona Beach, FL USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 19:22:45 (EST)

SERVED WITH CO.E 2/1 FROM JULY69 TO SEPT 70. WAS AT LZ BALDY THEN MOVED TO LZ HAWK HILL.WAS RECOILESS RIFLEMAN AND ALSO PPS5 RADAR. LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED AT THE SAME TIME, ESPECIALLY TOMMY "TEX" DENTON,TONY STEERMAN,DALE USHER,HAL ZEHR OR RAY WAYBLE
LARRY WARD <LWARD@SPITZER.COM>
ELYRIA, OH USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 09:04:38 (EST)

For those of you that will be there in Branson now is the time to start looking for your old photos and see if you can put them in an album or other suitable display to bring with you to share with others. I have a priceless platoon picture of the AT Plt, 2d Bn 1st Inf taken at the French Fort/CIDG Training Center north of Tay Ninh. All of the platoon members signed it and I have really treasured this over the years. If there are any of the Fighter Lima's out there or the Fighter Charlie 2d Plt guys, I look forward to seeing y'all in Branson. By the way, does anyone know where any of the following are: Marshall Schwartz, Ron Mattioli, Jerry Ford, David L. McMullen.
Ronnie Rondem <rrondem@earthlink.net>
Alpharetta, GA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 19:54:36 (EST)

Please add my E-Mail address to the guestbook. I am already a life member (C/2/1). We are really looking foward to Branson.
Pat Campbell <patmax36@msn.com>
Tacoma, Wa USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 16:51:15 (EST)

My name is Tom Summers, inducted and sworn in in Chicago Ill. in 1965, shipped by train to Ft. Knox,Ky. and then sent with a group of guys fron Ind., Oh., Ill. to Ft. Devans. I was in the 2/1 with John Wing, Kerry Kreamer, Ray Moon, Jim Creadle, Ed Courtin, Bill Garman, Ted Frnyves, George Papacronis, Bruce Bergey and alot of other men whose names I can not remember. Went through Basic, AIT, BUT, AUT, (can never forget Camp Drum in upper NY) but eventually got transferred to HHQ. I remember being impressed by Capt. Cheberki's gill-winged silver Mercedes, the XO who was 1st Lt. Meyer (I think) and a mean cuss drill sergeant whose name was Marion Charles. Anybody remember a great Sgt.Maj. John Black? I worked with a SFC whose name was Castor in the supply room. I got out in 1967 at Fort Dix NJ. I have been here in northwest Indiana ever since teaching high school, coaching FB,BB,CC, & TR. Best wishes and long life to All of you who are still around. It was a million dollar experience made all the more worth-while by serving with some of the best men I have ever know in my life.What a contribution you made!
Tom Summers <tsummers@highland.k12in.us>
Highland, Ind. USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 14:02:34 (EST)

I joined the 196th at Fort Devans in 1966 and shipped out with them to Vietnam. Serving first with the Brigade S3 and later as the Company Commander C-2-1. I look forward to attending the reunion at Branson.
Charles W Rowell <djcr1@juno.com>
Zumbrota, MN USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 04:21:35 (EST)

I am writing a POW/MIA Honor Page for Lt. Frederick N. Ransbottom, 2/1, lost 12 May 1968 at Kham Duc. Anyone having anything that they would like to see added to the page please e-mail it to me. view the page at http://sneakyrick.bravepages.com/pow_mia.htm
Rick Sprowl <sneakyrick@msn.com>
Durant, OK United States - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 16:47:04 (EST)

Looking for anybody who served with my Dad, Sgt James Hettinger. He was with Charlie Co, 2/1 196 Infantry Brigade form Aug 71-April 72. Thanks
Jamey Hettinger <james.hettinger@hq.transcom.mil>
Decatur, IL USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 15:56:30 (EST)

I was with A 2/1 67-68 and was the Commo Chief, call sign CA-10. I have maintained contact with Jim Tague who was also in commo but I'm looking for Randy Robertson who was the RTO. I thought he was KIA but see no record of him. I would be very pleased to find that I am wrong. Please advise
Mike Robertson <ONEREDASSUMP@AOL.COM>
Ventura, CA USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 13:01:08 (EST)

On the list of our dead organized by units, at the bottom of 2/1 Infantry is listed the name of SSG Leo Rose. His unit is "unknown." "Pops" Rose, as we called him, was a squad leader with Charlie Company at the time of his death and should be listed with Alan Gray, alongside whom he died.
Gary Capshaw <kiteria@texoma.net>
McKinney, TX USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 07:10:18 (EST)

Was RTO D/2/1, Jan68 to Nov68, remember Names Carter, Jones Mays. Iam trying to fine out if anybody knows anything about the use of Agent Orange in are BDE The 196th. Thanks
george s bradley <geosbradley@aol.com>
Mt. Sterling, ky USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 22:36:21 (EST)

Wondering if anyone may have served with my father? Adam Slone from Ohio. Was in the 2/1 196th from 65-67. Not sure which company but I know he was rolled over into the 25th halfway during his tour. Would like to hear from anyone out there.
Michael Slone <mslone27gcso@msn.com>
USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 20:04:49 (EST)

was lt in c/2/1 66-67, had the first platoon and then took over the mortor plt, when pla ldr was kia. making the 03 reunion. looking for anyone in the unit, donald B. willams, is Cpt thompson still kicking?
larry mladek <lmladek@sisd.net>
el paso, tx USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 13:52:10 (EST)

Looking for brothers who served with "A" 2/1, particularly the 3rd Herd, from 69-70. please contact, THANKS
Al Esposito <aesposito1@yahoo.com>
Buffalo, ny USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 14:38:40 (EST)

SERVED WITH A CO 2ND OF THE 1ST 196LIB !966 1967 . Moved from Tay ninh to chu laI. If you remember big Bill V. He went back and died in jan 1970. Any one out there E-mail
Frank HOCKE <FCHOCKEiii@HOTMAIL.COM>
ALMOND, WI USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 10:03:27 (EST)

I SERVED IN DELTA COMPANY 2/1 2ND PLATOON 2ND SQUAD WITH KERAL MAYS, HARLEY DWAYNE DAVIDSON, ERNEST JONES & BILLY GOWAN FROM DEC. 67 TO JUL. 68
roger loftis
USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:28:25 (EST)

2/1, Co.B: Looking for 4 men wounded in the same sapper attack on 6Feb1970. They are: BLALOCK, Dan C.; SEXTON, Donald; SIEBERT, Kenneth G., and FLETCHER, Lance C. My brother was the only one KIA in the same action.
Mary Louise Walker <jwalker@bcpl.net>
Perry Hall, MD USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 18:16:55 (EDT)

Served from 8/1968 to 8/1969. Charlie Company 2/1 for about three months then HHQ 2/1 from Jan until August 69. Lived through Kham Duc. I remember places like Hill 35, Hill 488, LZ Ross; Evans; Jacks.
Glenn Ehlers <gehlers@txucom.net>
Conroe, Tx USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 16:39:18 (EDT)

Hoping to hear anyone from A 2/1 196th from August 69 thru January 70.
Fred Apilado <fapilado@earthlink.net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 01:47:00 (EDT)

People in the streets of So.California call me "Bobby" but in Nam with the 196th (Tay Nihn) the 25th (Cu Chi) they called me "Speedy". With the 196th I think I Was in C Co. 2/1. the only thing I remember is that we had a black C.0. and I remember the names Jonny Handrahan and Mike Sheehan, and I think the guy they hung with was named Hank, the called him the Rhode Island "Pig Farmer" At 115 lbs. soaking wet I did some tunnel ratting, Sometimes A & B Co. I think I got there righjt after Attlebourgh. I didn't stay very long because I was sent with a bunch of guys to the 25th at Cu Chi. The 196th left an impression because I married a redheaded Irishwoman from Providence RI. I visited the website for the first time today, words cannot discribe.
Robert Gonzales <longboardbob@cox.net>
San Diego, ca USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 02:07:41 (EDT)

Looking for anybody that served with A 2/1 2nd Plt from 66 thru 67
Doc Bronson <jackbronson73@msn.com>
Statesboro, Ga USA - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 03:51:29 (EDT)

Looking to hear from anyone who remembers me. I served in 2/1 196 lib alpha co 3rd herd. If anyone remembers please e-mail me.
Billy L. Gillman <banddgillman@kconline.com>
Mentone, IN USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 22:17:21 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who knew Sgt.Russell Blanton who was KIA 7/15/67. He was with C.Co. 2/1st 196th. Any Information on him would be appreciated.
Charlie Brewer Sr. <cbrewer_sr>
pomeroy, OH USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 17:34:52 (EDT)

C Co. 2/1 Nov. 1970-Aug. 1971 Can't believe I've never found this site before! I'm looking for anyone who served in the above company at about that time and especially anyone from the 2nd Platoon. We have annual reunions and so far I have the names and addresses of about 20. I would love to get them all to come to a 196th Bde reunion, but they're just not interested in meeting with anyone outside the platoon. I guess it goes back to the way we operated back then, which was in platoon-sized elements, and we rarely ran into anyone else, except for the bad guys. If you know of anyone who was in Charlie Company, 2/1 during late 70 till late 71, please give them my e-mail address.
Gary Capshaw <kiteria@texoma.net>
McKinney, TX USA - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 21:30:08 (EDT)

Nickname given by Sgt. Kgoc was "Claymore" Served B 2/1 from Feb 68 to April 69. Was a RTO for most my tour operating from LZ Ross, carried the 3rd platoon push, then company push, and then battalion. Was at Hue and Kam Duc, but operated mostly out of Ross. Captain John Malpass and First SGT. Ron Nelson were my CO and Top. Looking for Jimmy Blair, VD Virgil Dietrich, Sgt. Gibson, Sgt Brown and any others who might remember me.
Lee Blackmore <lehatter@swbell.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 22:10:05 (EDT)

I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW HONORED BARRY NEIGHBORS AND I WERE IN MEETING UP WITH ANOTHER BUDDY,GENE LACHNER. WE MET IN ROANOKE AND TALKED FOR A FEW HOURS AND RENEWED A LONG LOST ACQUAINTANCE. GENE'S WIFE AND DAUGHTER CAME WITH HIM AND THEY WERE THE GREATEST PEOPLE TO MEET. HOPE TO SEE HIM AGAIN AND AM STILL LOOKING FOR OTHERS THAT SERVED WITH US IN VIETNAM: CO.B 2/1 196TH LIB 1969-1970.
PAXSON LEE PAYNE[QUIGLEY] <IPONMYEX@aol.com>
STEPHENS CITY, VA USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 09:29:07 (EDT)

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED THIS MONTH, BY BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL TO ROANOKE VA. TO SEE A LONG LOST BUDDY THAT WE SERVED WITH IN VIETNAM 1969-1970. BARRY NEIGHBORS. ANOTHER VETERAN. AND I WAS ABLE TO MEET GENE LACHNER AND HIS LOVELY FAMILY AND TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM AND REMINISING ABOUT THE GOOD OL'DAYS. WE WILL MEET AGAIN SOMEWHERE SOMEDAY. STILL LOOKING FOR OTHER BUDDIES THAT SERVED WITH B CO. 196TH L.I.B.
PAXSON LEE PAYNE <IPONMYEX@aol.com>
STEPHENS CITY, VA USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 09:14:14 (EDT)

I served in D Company, 2nd/1st, 196th. I was a RTO in the field and the Company Clerk the last few months. Anyone remember Capt. White the company commander?
Don Jones <RunBkSwm@aol.com>
Long Beach, Ca USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 22:06:29 (EDT)

Just want to say hello to all of the great guys who were with me in 1st platoon of A/2/1 from January thru September of 1970. LT MAC
Ron McClarnon <RonAMc@aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 22:09:26 (EDT)

Medic w/ C 2/1 9/70-10/71. Unit was returning from Kam Duc at my arrival. Sept or Oct we operated west of Tam Ky. Major storms forced us to walk clear back to where the trucks could pick us up. Ops after that near LZ Baldy (Hoi Ann the same?) Happy Valley, Antenna Valley, Hep Duc and the Que Sohns. Battalion moved to the DMZ in Febr-Mar to support the ARVN's efforts to exhibit some soldering in Laos.We served at FSB C2 NW of Dong Ha and over near the old Khe Sahn Marine base. Returned south w/ HQ at Danang. 2/1 HQ was at ex-Marine base called Camp Perdue. Area of ops in the Arizona and under LZ Rawhide.LZ's used prior to DMZ move included Hawk Hill, Baldy (still had Marines w/ good food and strict rules at the beer clubs. Normal mode of operation was load up, fly out to the boonies and patrol/look for fight for 3-4 weeks. Come back in for 2-4 days so we could man the garbage trucks, fill sand bags and do a minor amount of refitting and training before going back out. I never felt good about doing the chores for the remfs so they could do more of whatever they did. I guess I wore my worn-white boots and wearing-out jungle fatigues w/ pride. Being recognized as a field trooper grunt gave us unlimited rights to look down on all other non-grunt soldiers, even though there were many of us perfectly willing to give up our lofty status as field troops if only we'd been asked. The bond of brotherhood runs deep and I would like to hear from or of Bob Steele-Enid,OK, Jim Barker-Canoga Park, CA, Sgt Roger? Cosby regular US Army, a grunt nicknamed Sacramento because of his hometown, Puerto Rican named Ozzie w/ stomach problems, Vic Jordan, mg gunner from Missouri, Smiley from the upper mid-west, Zarobiniski from New Jersey, Nash-a brother from NewPort News, VA, Greg a brother from LA, Tiny, a machine gunner from Alabama, Lee Martinez from San Antonio, Plowboy- a savvy grunt from the Appalachans/Smokeys who got a job in the mail room, Lt Rod Shortell, most recently from Virginia, Bob Stevens, medic from Chicago, Mike Ball (meatball) often point man from West Virginia. I am honored to have served with you. We did pretty good for being pretty unclear on why it was this important. I guess we became soldiers in spite of it all.
Clay Sniff <cdcsniff@ptsi.net>
Guymon, OK USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 01:29:46 (EDT)

I was in 2ed platoon 2ed squad.B 2/1 I was acing jack squad leader when we were out on the island at the last. Got the responsibility but not the pay!! I was one of the wounded when the trash can blue up when we were all in formation, first formation after just coming in from a tour in the woods. Just a small piece in the neck, still have it in there, they couldn't find it but it still shows up on x-rays. Sept. 7, 1966 - Sept. 7, 1967 John A. Thomas 15713 S.R. 16 Conesville, OH 43811
John A. Thomas <jathomas@gulf.net>
Conesville, OH USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 03:57:04 (EDT)

I was in 2/1 from formation until first group rotated in 7/67. Platoon leader 3C/2/1, HHC, 3 A/2/1 (Fighter Alpha 36) I read this board every few months, see some names I knew. Great resource. Email me if you want.
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 16:09:37 (EDT)

Looking for:LEO S. MARTINEZ: 196th, 2/1, Co. B, 3rd Plt., 2nd squad. Hometown, Espanola, NM, in Vietnam Nov70 to ?Jan71. Made E-5 Jan70. Was squad leader. He is the only person mentioned in letters from my brother, Peter Komarowski, who was KIA on 6Feb70. I would like to talk to you or meet you. Mary Lou Walker
Mary Lou Walker <jwalker@bcpl.net>
Perry Hall, MD USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 13:54:10 (EDT)

Looking for anyone from Co.B 2/1 196th. I was stationed out of Hawk Hill in 69-70. Served with Mike Shobie and Paxon Payne. Would love to get back in touch with anyone from Co.B.
Gene (Edwards) Lachner <lachner@msn.com>
Tallahassee, FL USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 21:36:59 (EDT)

I was a platoon medic and Company aidman with A-2-1 of the 196th LIB January-March 1969. Have had no contact with any of the guys I served with since leaving "Nam". If anyone who remembers me reads this, I would love to hear from them. I am a Nurse-Anesthetist in Shreveport, Louisiana
Gary W. (doc) Cloud <gcloud6295>
Shreveport, La USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 22:55:05 (EDT)

Served with Co C,2nd Bn,1st Inf 6/67-10/67. HHC 2/1, S-1 from 10/67-6/68.Trying to locate James Spears, Serg Fink,Capt Paxton. Anyone heard from Bethea, Cruz, or Serg Malachi? Come on folks - let me hear from you. Spc4 Ron Scott. By the way,Michael Spivey, Travis,from Tuscalosa, Alabama, and I cooked that pig on the beach at Chu Lai.
Ron Scott <rscott0369@aol.com>
St James, NY USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:45:26 (EDT)

I was in C company 2/1 Dec. 1967 to Dec. 1968, and was wondering what ever happened to Jack Thomasson, Hampton Metts, Harmon Randall, Art Frechou, Sam Weidlich, Wally Lipp, Steve Hilligoss, Don Macauley, Dennis Pringle, Dennis Salazar,Ron Trabicki, Stanley Stencil, Carl Meyers, John Keller, Jackie Jones, Ernie Easterday and the others I forgot. It would be great to see you all at a reunion.
Dan Roczniak <d.roczniak@att.net>
Tinley Park, Il USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 15:19:16 (EDT)

I need to find someone that remembers me in viet nam .I have PTSD and can't remember anything that happened to me PLEASE helpI was in A 2/1 196 lt inf, and was wounded in jan 68
Barry Lenski <barrylenski@hotmail.com>
clare, Mi USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:23:48 (EDT)

LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS FROM CO. A 2/1 196TH INF FROM IAN 69-JULY 69 ESP. THE TIEN PHOUC CAMPAIN IN MARCH 69. I WAS WOUNDED 22 MARCH 69, ONE OF THE 25 FROM OUR COMPANY WHO MADE IT TO THE TOP OF THE HILL. AM IN TOUCH WITH RON MC MILLIAN, JOHNNY-STAY-AT-HOME ( REAL INDIAN), PAUL COPELAND...LOOKING FOR SGT ARMSTRONG, SP/4 HARRIS (M60 GUNNER) MABY BARNS AND ANY OTHERS FROM CO A 2/1 1ST PLT.. STAND TALL BROTHERS, AND REMEMBER.....WALK IN PEACE
DAVID CARTER <VIETVET196@HOTMAIL.COM>
Lindale, GA USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 00:49:08 (EDT)

Peter Mark Komarowski (196th LIB, 2/1, B Company, 3rd ? Platoon) in Vietnam Aug 69 to 6Feb1970, when he was KIA in night action near Loc Son in Quang Tin province. Please contact me if you served with him. I am his sister. Thanks!
Mary Lou Walker <jwalker@bcpl.net>
Perry Hall, MD USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:58:30 (EDT)

I GUESS THERE WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING ON MY LAST MESSEGE, I TOOK BASIC AT FT. DEVENS WITH THE ORIGANIALS, I WAS WITH A CO,2ND OF THE 1ST. THEN I WENT TO D CO. FOR A.I.T. AND B.T.U. SO I WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINIALS. BRIAN GULLETT
BRIAN GULLETT <GRANDPABG2002@YAHOO.COM>
PARKER CITY, IN. USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 23:00:07 (EDT)

I would like to here from anyone who knows me - lost touch with everyone from the 2nd of the 1st
Jim Plecs <plecsj@yahoo.com>
Hopatcong, nj USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 21:25:14 (EDT)

My father 1st Lt. Cecil I. Wright II recieved a bronze star with "V" for his heroism on March 22, 1969 when his unit was ambused by the VC. He served with Co. C 2/1st 196th LIB. My dad survived and is doing fine. Anyone who might rember him please email me. Thanks Garret
Garret Kremer-Wright <gbkw83@hotmail.com>
Jefferson City, Mo USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 11:40:05 (EDT)

I served in echo company 2nd/1st 196th june 67 to june 68 had the pleasure to visit Hue (tet) and Khan Duc (may 10-12) I was the heavy weapons platoon sargent. best wishes to all who served and paid the price one way or another
timothy p lee <timmbolee@a.o.l.>
cascade locks, or USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 13:01:24 (EDT)

My Dad, Steve Moore, served in A 2/1 from 1970-71. I have been talking to him some more about his experiences and would LOVE to find BILL GILMAN from Indiana for him. Or Staff Sgt. Bevels...Please email if you have any information on them or anyone else he knew. Thank you!
Samantha Moore <sam6@duke.edu>
Miami, FL USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 19:00:17 (EDT)

I was with hq 2/lst Recon Plt from 12-67 until 4-68 and went to C co. 8th Spt Bn from 4-68 until 12-68, I was able to get out of the bush becaue this was my 3d tour, served 2 tours with Special Forces anyone remember me give me a shout.
Charles T. Ray <chrboray@aol.com>
Huber Hgts., USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 13:15:49 (EDT)

Hello, I was in HHC 2/1 from 3-68 to 1-69 as a cook. I'd like to hear from anyone that served with 2/1 at that time. Anyone remember the name of that location we were at in about April 68, it was north of Hue. Hope the fishin is good where you are.
Randy Scott <rbs194@aol.com>
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 00:16:57 (EDT)

Served Delta 2/1 196th; Oct 1970 througout Oct 1971. Looking for anyone that remembers, my missing from May 71 untill early July 71. Rejoined company straight from hospital, just a few days befor, " Bobby Gosnell", was wounded.
Kerry L. Cooper <coop196@bellsouth.net>
Irondale, AL USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 15:28:16 (EDT)

I WAS IN CO. A 196TH 2/1 TRYING TO REACH ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME JAN. 1970 TO APRIL 1970
SAMMY BUSH <bush202.bellsouth.net>
CORBIN, KY USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 10:28:26 (EDT)

I was in B, 2/1 in '71-'72. Been trying to put together some history for my kids. Does any one out there have a map or the lat/lon for the 196th FSB's of that period....Chloe, Linda, Maude, Rawhide, and the move up to Phu Bai? Any pictures....especially of Chloe or Rawhide.....I didn't have a camera then?
Woody Collins <brant@coastalnet.com>
NC USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 09:13:19 (EDT)

Was with d2/1 196th from oct69-oct70,hawk hill.was an rto nick name was batman.write let me know it there anyone left
bruce wayne jackson <wajack99@hotmail.com>
danville, va USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 18:20:22 (EDT)

I served with D Co 2/1 4th plt. from Sept. 71 to Jan. 72. I'm looking for Sgt. Lenny Wilson and Sp4 Steve Carlomusto. Or anyone else that served with me. Lt. MacCrystal if you read this write. Thank you great site.
Luis C. Arauz <larauz@nyc.rr.com>
New York City, NY USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 18:50:53 (EDT)

I SERVED WITH C/21 IN FEB 72 AND WAS TRANFERED TO D1/1 CAV WHEN THEY WERE REACTIVATED...GREAT SITE GLAD I FOUND IT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY WHO WAS THERE WITH ME.
DICK MCDERMOTT <PIGEONBUSTER@YAHOO.COM>
USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 14:24:03 (EST)

I served with C company 2/1 196th from 11/68 to 11/69.. was a typical grunt.. was an rto for a time... carried a 60 and m79.. I cant remember which platoon or squad I was with because I tried so hard to forget all the terrible things that happened, it took away so many of the good memories too. All that's left are from stand-down at the Chu Lai Hilton and bbq's on the beach and memories of a few friends like Chevalier.. The Rock.. Little John.. Bill Beckham.. Doc.. and so many others that are just faces now. trying to deal with it all now. I would love to hear from anyone who was there..
Michael Spivey <uncle-mikee@pacbell.net>
Bakersfield, Ca USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 20:21:30 (EST)

Great site. I served with "C" Company 2/1 196th from May 66 to May 67. I would like to locate Ken Mills who took over my fire team after I went home. He just might have the only in country picture that exists of me. Teachermike196@aol.com
MIKE HALPIN <TEACHERMIKE196@AOL.COM>
CENTEREACH, NY USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 21:03:29 (EST)

Hello fellow "Grunts", I served in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, 3rd platoon, 3rd squad from Feb 68 to Feb 69. We operated primarily from LZ Ross and LZ Baldy in the QueSon Valley. Faught at Kham Duc 10-12 May 68. I communicate often with Dennis Flores and would love to hear from any others that were there with us. Yes, "We were soldiers--And we were young." My nick name was TAZ... Very happy I found this website... Great job to those that worked to put it together!!
Frank Peais <frankpeais@adelphia.net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 21:38:16 (EST)

Served in vietnam November 68 thru November 69. C/2/1 Third Platoon. I was third squad leader and third platoon sgt. Last platoon leader was Lt. Dennis Smith.
Terry W. Miles (HIllbilly #1) <TMILES7311@cs.com>
Florence, KY USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 18:12:47 (EST)

C Company,2d Battalion 1st Infantry in Jan-Apr 1969.I was a staff sergeant platoon sergeant.I was wounded in some hill during an operation on 22 March 69 and did not stay with the unit too long because my little brother in the 11th Infantry was KIA in April and I accompanied my brothers body home.I was reassigned to Korea as sole surviving son. I wish to communicate with anyone who can remember me.
Richard Hernandez <Richard.Hernandez@Killeenisd.org>
Killeen, TX USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 09:10:18 (EST)

I was with 196th,2/1, 1st platoon, 196th from April to September of 68. I was with the 198th from October67 to early April68.
Larry Boetsch <alboetsch@msn.com>
Bedford, Tx. USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 20:28:10 (EST)

Hi great job on this page I was 0ne of the org.Oct.1965-July67 D2/1 recon plt.196th pointman would like to hear from anyone who know's me bjc@ncia.net
Walter Chapple <bjc@ncia.net>
north Stratford, NH USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 21:45:42 (EST)

I was with the Americal Division located in Chu Lai in 71.Then the Division stood down and was transferred to DaNang with the 2/1.Was there until end of May 72. Details are a little cloudy however I remember a fellow grunt named cesar morales.
Stephen Scholes <sscholes@michigangroup.com>
Brighton, MI USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:57:45 (EST)

I served with CO B 2/1 196th LIB 1969-1970. Walked point a lot. Would like to hear from any "GRUNT" that served with me.I am glad to have found this guestbook.It will be great to read about fellow vets and brothers."WE WERE SOLDIERS"
PAXSON LEE PAYNE <IPONMYEX@aol.com>
STEPHENS CITY, VA USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 12:21:47 (EST)

Just discovered this website. I was at the very beginning of the 196th rebirth. Took the boat ride over to Vietnam and served in D co. 2nd Batalion recon. Platoon leader was Lt. Paul Cahill. Served till Feb. 67. Looking for Jack Nash or anyone else in the co. & time period.
Bill Harrison <landw@coastalnet.com>
Havelock, NC USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 17:06:20 (EST)

Served in B/2/1 from May '68 to June '69 -- nick name "Van -- The Old Man" -- was only 23 but considered an old man by most. RTO in 1st Pltn. and then company RTO. Based in QueSon Valley and LZ Ross and Baldy. Lost touch with everyone since then.
Pete Vander Haeghen <pvh@earthlink.net>
Cocoa, FL USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 19:03:44 (EST)

Served with A Co 2nd Bn 1st Inf of the 196th LIB Bde from April 1967 to Oct. 1967 at Chu Lai
Noah O. Lindsey <noaholind1@juno.com or noaholindsey@aol.com>
Winston-Salem , NC USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 01:26:47 (EST)

Looking for anyone with c/2/1 form aug. 69-aug 70. Top Washington Cpt. Morris and Cpt. Gradner
fred h. chinn,jr <nnhic@aol.com>
harker heights, tx USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 09:25:55 (EST)

SERVED WITH 2/1 CHARLIE CO. JUN 67-MAY 68 WAS AT THE FIGHT AT QUESON VALLEY JAN 5&6 68. SP/4 RUNK AND 18 OTHERS KIA. WORKING ON A BOOK ABOUT THE 2/1 AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS FROM CHARGERS THAT WERE THERE.
MIKE SENIUK <JOSEPHS@STLUCIECO.GOV>
FT PIERCE , FL USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 16:13:28 (EST)

Great site, been looking for anyone I was in Nam with for 3 yrs , hopefully this will help. D2/1 - Oct28,68-Feb10,69 I was RTO for Lt Holrod
Charlie Wilke <cwilke@fuse.net>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 10:34:06 (EST)

I served with D/2/1 196th from 6 days before Christmas 66 to same of December 67.Trying to remember a 1st Lt.that was a FO with the artillery unit that was assigned to our brigade. He was killed after I returned home and was one of the finest officers I ever had the pleasure of serving with. Any help would be appreciated. I think he was with the 3/82nd arty unit.Thanks so much, Tim Martin, formerly Sgt. Marty D/2/1.
Timothy L. Martin <marty@valkyrie.net>
Millersburg, OH USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 21:55:42 (EST)

Served with the 2/1 delta company from oct 70 to nov71. Interested in hearing from people I served with!
Terry Sherrill <terrys@dnet.net>
andrews, nc USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 11:30:20 (EST)

Just recently joined 196th Assoc. Served with them April 1966 to July 1967. Was platoon medic 1st platoon B co 2/1. Would like to hear from anyone who was there during that time. Especially anyone from the 1st platoon. Welcome home all.
Don O'Brien <uncledon930@yahoo.com> Alsip, Il USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 18:32:55 (EST)

 

 


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