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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
8th SUPPORT

ATTN: RICH RAITANO; I last saw SP/4 Satterlee at the Naval Hosp,DaNang working as the 196th Army Laison "NCO" regarding WIAs & KIAs. Knew him briefly at LZ Baldy, then again when I went thru the Naval Hosp, China Beach. This was in Oct 68, he completed his tour and departed for the "WORLD" prior to my being Med. Evac'd to same in Nov. His parent unit was C. Co, 8th Support Bn. I believe he was from Michigan. Could not get to you at your PC site so came back this way. "out here" Doc Brassfield
Doc Brassfield <rd4412atactcom.net>
Oshkosh, Neb USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 01:33:33 (EST)

We would like to locate 1Sgt Douglas Bland "C" Med 8th Support 67/68. The legs would be proud if you made the reunion at Ft. Sam July 2005.
Bob "Doc " Kelly <lib196bob@aol.com>
Reading, Pa USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 15:54:42 (EST)

I am trying to get info for my father who served in vietnam during Sep 1967-Sep 1968. His name is Angel Velez from San Antonio, TX. He was assigned to B Company, 8th Support, 196th Infantry and was stationed in and around Cam Rhan Bay and Chu Li. Later, he was reassigned to the Americal Division as "support" doing duty convoys, patrolling around villages,and perimeter patrols. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your service and time! Nancy Velez
Nancy <nv17@hotmail.com>
TX USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 22:28:48 (EDT)

I am writing in regard to my father. He is retired CWO W-2 Herbert Ayars. My dad was Armanent Section Leader for Company B, 8th Support Battalion in Vietnam from August 1966 to June 1967. I believe he was in charge of repair for all artillery, small arms, night vision and fire control for the 196th Brigade for a period of 6 months during his tour. If anyone remembers my dad, please let me know. Many thanks.
James Ayars <tromso35@yahoo.com>
Southern Pines, NC USA - Monday, September 06, 2004 at 22:11:13 (EDT)

C MED 8TH SUPPORT BN 1965-1967 FT DEVENS TAYNINH CHU LAI
LESTER MACLAUGHLINE <JLMCO@COMCAST.NET>
EVERETT, MA USA - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 21:06:52 (EDT)

Just had a change in my email address. Served with Company A, 8th Support Battalion. Went over in the deployment from Ft. Devens. Served in country from 66 - 67. Always enjoy hearing from guys from the company.
Timothy W. Sands <twsands@eartlink.net>
E. Bridgewater, ma USA - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 17:30:50 (EDT)

I am trying to get info for my father who served in vietnam during Sep 1967-Sep 1968. His name is Angel Velez Jr from San Antonio, TX. He was assigned to B Company, 8th Support, 196th Infantry and was stationed in and around Cam Rhan Bay and Chu Li. Later, he was reassigned to the Americal Division as "support" doing duty convoys, patrolling around villages,and perimeter patrols. My father hardly talks about his time in Vietnam. I am finally getting this much info due to his being diagnosed with PTSD this year by the VA. Any info that can help me better understand what happened to my father would be greatly appreciated. God Bless and thank you for your time. Nancy Velez
Nancy <nv17@hotmail.com>
san antonio, Tx USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 00:58:05 (EST)

great site...thanks so much..b co, 8th spt bn, 196th lib.1966-1967.tay ninh and chu lai.......good to know you are out there
gerald (jerry) lollis <jerrylollis@yahoo.com>
pinehurst, id USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 03:35:15 (EST)

I was in country from April 22, 1968 to June 18, 1969
Carleton L. Williams <wmsinc98@bellsouth.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 14:57:13 (EST)

November 23, 2003 I am (Spec.4) Carleton L. Williams, 120 Lakeview Lane, Fayetteville, Ga 30214,770/461-1880, wmsinc98@bellsouth.net and I served in Co. C, 8 Support, 3/21st Americal Division. Arrived at Cam Rahn bay April 22, 1968, worked at rear aid station in Chu Lai, LZ Baldy and on to 95th Evacuation Hospital as the Americal liaison. Was called "Willie," or "Doc," The head nurse at 95th Evac. wrote for me a letter of commendation and would like to have a copy of it. Saw many wounded from Americal and others, too. Remember the first night at LZ Baldy aid station, I was sleeping in that tent next to the aid station entrance which the choppers almost blew away each time they came in or went out and learning of the first fatality that I had been aware of and it was saddening to me, later, I would deal with many deaths and be a part of trying to save them. Some survived and a lot didnít. Eventually, I helped build the tent kits to which the tents were placed over making a more livable environment. Helped work on the radio antenna during a typhoon on top of the aid station while it was pouring rain. Just started receiving benefits from VA, as I have not taken advantage of until now. Recommend all who served to check into http://www.va.gov/ for all your health benefits. Andy Anderson is only one who I have had contact since my return. Some wrote me upon my return, at that time I did not want to communicate with them. I am very sorry I didn't. Would enjoy communicating with those who I worked either at LZ Baldy or 95th Evacuation Hospital in DaNang and became very close friends. Submitted this information today to http://www.196th.org/guestbook/addguest.html Thank you very much and God bless America especially the Veterans!!
Carleton L. Williams <wmsinc98@bellsouth.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 09:51:24 (EST)

Served at Tay Ninh '66, arrived with advance party. Was Sgt (E5)Co. A, 8th Spt Bn, Finance Section. Remember brief trips to Saigon with Burke and Cpt. Jacques to pick up payroll contained in footlockers. Would like to hear from anyone from those early days.
Bill Dolan <billdolan1@cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 01:28:19 (EDT)

Have not visited the site for some time. Happy to see the archives broken down by company. Ran into the first Co. A, 8th Support Bn. charger since I found the Bde site. I didn't remember him and I am sure he doesn't remember me but it was great just to see a note from someone who was in the same base camp. Thanks for the great site and the opportunity to communicate with fellow chargers.
Boyd Mehaffey <boyd196@bellsouth.net>
Clemmons, NC USA - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 17:12:51 (EDT)

We are trying to get all "C" Med. 8th Spt Medics that can be there to make it to Branson. I would like to hear from anybody who remembers going thru the aid station in Chu Lai (Fall 1967).I always had a cold soda or beer for the grunts who came in from the battalion aid stations usually with "Immersion Foot".
Robert C Kelly <lib196bob@aol.com>
Reading, PA USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 08:40:19 (EST)

I served with Task Force Oregon in Chu Lai prior to the Tet Offensive. I was a medic with HHC 4/32 at Nuc Mam then Co C, 8th Support Bn. A while back someone needed confirmation concerning the mortor attack on Chu Lai by Charlie. I was stationed there when this happened. The fireball was seen 27 miles away.
David Israels <dci9171960@centurytel.net>
Marinette, WI USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 21:11:26 (EST)

am still looking for anyone with B co 8th support who was stationed in Chu Lai or LZ Baldy from Oct 68 to Sept of 69. Drove for Capt. Krupey amd then worked in the shop office or down at Hill 29 the last month I was in the Nam. Any of you clowns out there? BROWNIE
mike brown <brownmf@aol.com>
Swisher, ia USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 15:31:40 (EST)

Great Site : THANKS / I was in 8th support and Headquartes Co in the Aviation group. I would like to hear from anyone in that group in 67/68. We were next to the 2nd Surgical Hosp. Keep up the good work you guys (and gals) God Bless
K. Michael Dickinson <kmd123@webtv.net>
Clio, MI USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 13:42:08 (EST)

Went to the first reunion in Gettysburg. I was in hopes of finding someonw from Co A 8th Supt. Btn. I was at Ft. Devens and went over on the original deployment. Rotated back to the states in July 67 and spent the remainder of my enlistment at Ft. Bragg, NC. I would like to hear from anyone from Company A.
Tim Sands <TWSands@aol.com>
E. Bridgewater, MA USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 14:07:58 (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)

Served with 196th, first w/ 8th supt bn 6/67, then to field With D/4/31 and Then with C/3/21 until injuried above Dong Ha on 10 or 11/68
James M. Goad USA RET SSG <mtnbunker@aol.com>
Flat Top, WV USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 01:17:08 (EST)

Was with Co B, 8th Spt BN Jun 67 to July 68 Have a tough time remembering name but never forget a face. E-mail me if you like. Would like to find some of my friends from that time.
Steve Clausen <clausens@rocky.edu>
Billings, MT USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 17:22:17 (EST)

HELP;I served in the 196th from Sept 65 to July 67. I was platoon sgt of Bde truck pltn, Co B 8th supt be. Lost book with names & addresses of my 27 men. I want to get in touch with some of them. In fact, I would love to hear from any Charger. Watch your health guys-35 years later agent orange caught up with me.Cancer. A lump under my arm that was cancer.Bruce Leonard,ssg retired.Email bruce99@peoplepc.com.
bruce leonard <bruce99@peoplepc.com>
kingston, ny USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:27:38 (EST)

I WAS WITH THE 196TH FROM FT DEVENS, WITH B CO 8TH SPT BN. OPERATION, ATTLEBORO,CEDER FALLS, JUNCTION CITY,DISPENSING JP4 FUEL HELICOPTERS, ALSO WORK THE AIR FIELD BASE CAMP TAY NINH WITH THE 196TH.STAY AT TAY NINH WHEM THE UNIT SHIP NORTH IN APRIL OF 1967 LOOKING FOR OTHER GUYS THAT WAS WITH THE 8TH SPT BN.
JOHN COOMBS <usadn@earthlink.net>
SALEM, NH USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 10:59:28 (EST)

JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE, I WAS WITH THE 196TH FROM FT DEVENS AND ON THE NICE CRUISE TO VIETNAM, I WAS IN CO B 8TH SPT BN.HAD SOME REAL GOOD TIMES,,,GLAD TO SEE A NICE SITE FOR EVERYONE CAN READ ,,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,,AND I AM A MEMBER OF THE UNIT STILL,,
JOHN MALONEY <ROSCOMAL1@AOL.COM>
DEDHAM, MA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 15:54:51 (EST)

Medic HHC196th , Co C 8th spt 1967-1968 Gettysburg was my first reunion.
Bob Kelly <lib196bob@aol.com>
Reading , Pa USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 06:06:56 (EST)

 


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