196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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ALL GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR 2002

I was with 4/31 196th from Sept 69 to Sept 70,LZ Siberia,West,Heip Duc Valley, looking for anyone who remembers when we were on LZ West bunker guarding and Spooky hit us.
jim constantine <jimcon@insightbb.com>
clarksville, in USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 22:20:33 (EST)

I am trying to locate Lt. Francis Davis, who was my Platoon Leader in Chu Lai South Viet Nam. I was in Alpha Co. 1/46th 196th from May 1969 until April 1970. Thank You.
Roger P. Callahan <roger25c@aol.com>
Earlham, Ia. USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 16:46:59 (EST)

DONT FEEL BAD DANNY!!I THINK ALL THE BUSHMASTERS ARE DEAD OR ARE SITTING IN THE VFW IVE ONLY HEARD FROM TWO SINCE I SIGNED ON HERE AND YOUR OLDER THAN I AM HA HA B3 21ST JAN 72
MIKE CAMPBELL <Mcampbell2@charter.net>
sun prairie, wi USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 09:02:25 (EST)

it is Christmas day 2002 and I just checked this site for new entries, nobody I knew in Nam has signed on. I know that there are plenty of "cannoncockers" from B3/82 out there but not many seem to post messages. Iwould like see more from you guys, I served 67/68. Come on guys lets get arty represented
Danny Jordan <jord9090@bellsouth.net>
Mims , Fl USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 13:02:11 (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 in country with the 196th, recon unit working out of danang in 71 and early 72 was lucky that i missed most of the heavy action but heard that my buddies caught a bunch right after i left
david fields <dwfields@kyhomecare.com>
bowling green, ky USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 09:17:26 (EST)

I just returned from 2 weeks in Viet Nam. Saw Saigon, Hanoi,Hue, DaNang and other less noted areas. I was first there Oct 70 -Oct 71 with the 196th. Recon Plt. So was there during the move from Chu Lai to Da Nang. This trip was much more pleasant than the first. Driving down from Hue we came to the top of the Hai Van Pass (on Hwy 1, N. over looking DaNang), below was Danang Harbor, the city and the western ridge where the 196th was based. I recognized the ridge and location where the battalion was located. It was a moving moment. It became a point of reference inwhich I could balance the new information I was taking in on this trip. When we got to DaNang I took a taxi and searched out the battalion Headquarters. I Found it! Thats the good news, bad news is that is an Army Base with a guard out front. The area was as I recall, looking east, rice paddies below the base going all the way to Hwy 1., then there was the big white budda, then the bay. Most of that open space now has trees, there are lots of new homes and shops along Hwy 1. I could not see the billets of the battalion as there was much mature vegitation. On the hill tops there has been a reforestation program with pines and other trees. VietNam did not begin to prosper untill after 1986. That is when the gov. opened up a some-what free enterprise system. It is impressive to see what they have accomplished. Yet the gov. has not opened it up to the extent of China,but it is coming. The trip was very therapeutic for me. Before, when I would think of Viet Nam I would think of the war. Now when I hear the word Viet Nam I think of the people and culture. The war has now move a bit back in my mind and does't take up as much space ( I can put things into a better perspective), but it is still with me every day. Before I went on the trip I did some reading. It was an eye opener and helped understand what I was looking at. It also told me how blind we were as young kids shooting people and we had know idea why. The books are an eye opener. A book that give a complete history of the war and is so well written is "Fire In the Lake" After reading it, one can say that the war was lost when Diem was put in power in the 50s. Another book is "Viet Nam Now". It is a current update. Other items of interest: Chu Lai was an army base but it is now closed up. Nothing going on there. China Beach has the Furama Resort, outstanding hotel. I hope this is of some help. If you have the opportunity to make the trip, I think it will help put closure to one of the most adventurous years in our lives. Merry Christmas
Jim Dowling <innkeeper@gerstleparkinn.com>
San Rafael, Ca USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 20:28:01 (EST)

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Joann
Des Moines, IA USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 19:26:35 (EST)

Bravo Company, 4/31, 196 LIB - 7-9 May '68 SW Camp Evans I would appreciate contact from anyone that made it off the ridge in the above action. I'm trying to 'put to paper' a full, accurate account of that action. I was one of the LRRP's you were sent to 'recover'... Thanks for your help, guys! Randy E Co/52nd Inf (LRRP), 1st AirCavDiv
Curtis (Randy) Kimes <pmarche@jps.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 16:49:30 (EST)

Looking for grandfather
J.A. Smith 263616 CE RFA <Andrew Jackson.com>
Durham, USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 15:56:21 (EST)

Looking for any info on Barry LeFever D Co 3/21/196 1969 through 1970
Roger Bennett <Kountry@frontiernet.net>
Rolfe, Iowa USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 21:00:38 (EST)

Hi,I was with F Troop, 17th cav, 196 Lt Infintry Brigade From Sept. 67 to Sept 68, Was there during the TET Offensive. I worked in the mess tent and drove the mess truck. My nick name was : hippie" I can'tremember my buddies names just some of their nick names. I am trying to get in touch with any buddies in this troop. Chuck Hanus " hippie"
Chuck Hanus( Charles) <Jimbob@oregoncoast.com>
Beaver, Or USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 16:23:49 (EST)

I was a high school friend of Sgt. Pat Mortus, KIA on 1/14/68 by mortar fire. Pat had lied ton his folks - he was an 11B but told them that he was a supply clerk. They never really recovered from his death; in fact it horribly impacted all the parents of his friends. Ohio sent a lot of men to Vietnam, and too few came back. I was at Tan Son Nhut when he was killed - we had hoped to link up but it didn't happen. Your comrade was my good friend, and that of my brother Tom, who spent two tours in Vietnam flying slicks and cobras. We remember him with a toast when we get together. Thanks for keeping his name and memory alive in cyberspace. Tim Butz, Sgt. - USAF, F-4 crew chief w/ 12th Tac Recon Sqd, 11/66-6/68.
Tim Butz <tcbutz@aol.com>
Omaha, NE USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 16:20:10 (EST)

Looking for Lt.Ed Henry, Lt.Dickie Dixon, Lt.John Hagon, and Dan Pratti aka Spider. All served with the 4/31, 196 LIB. 1968-69.Operations in Hiep Duc and Que Son Valleys. Thanks in advance.
George Hawkins <hawk@got.net>
Santa Cruz, CA USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 16:18:28 (EST)

Bradley, I can assure you that I Corps and the 196 TAOR was saturated with AO and the other chemical defolilants. That is why the VA is now service connecting ceratain disabilites without the one year resumption. The VA sends a "AO" newsletter to vets at least once a year.
Ron Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 23:52:12 (EST)

I BECAME A EPILEPTIC IN 1985 FOR NO REASON!ID LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS HAD SAME ?
MIKE CAMPBELL <LandMCampbell@AOL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 11:55:40 (EST)

I was with HQ 196 from 67 to68 my MOS was field radio repair. Dose any one know the people from the MARS station please let me know. My thanks to the people that created this site . It has sutured many memories.
Simon Eggeraat <eggeraat@hotmail.com>
milford, mi USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 09:29:16 (EST)

I was with 4/31 D sep/69-sep70.......At lz west and siberia
Calvin Wynn <bojack49@aol.com>
la USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 21:23:41 (EST)

GEORGE BRADLEY: AGENT ORANGE WAS USED IN MOST OF THE AREAS WHERE DELTA COMPANY OPERATED
ROGER LOFTIS
BURKBURNETT , TX USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 17:02:09 (EST)

just trying to locakate my dads friends.he was with the 196 in 72 .he is know sick and probaly wont make it to many years .he was a spc4 .he started with the americacal then it stood down and he joined the 196 where he was a point man .hes told me stories and i know he would love to here from his long lost brothers .his name is william h fain.if any one knows him or could help me get in touch with any one that might i d really be greatful.thanks for all you guys did over in nam .when my dad got sick with agentorange the docter said would you do it over again if you had a second chance .he said your damn right i would.GOD BLESS YOU ALL
carlfain <carlfain@joeneubertcollision.com>
knoxville, tn USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 16:56:51 (EST)

TO ALL MY FELLOW BUSHMASTERS!! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!I REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES(fishing with frags)and I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU SGT.HARRY
MICHAEL G CAMPBELL <LandMCampbell@AOL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 13:27:10 (EST)

Don Byrd Taulbee of 16th medical bn.,54th dustoff from Chu Lai, thanksgiving68-69, says hi to all the men he picked up and would like to hear from you. He is in Ky., Hep c possitive and 100%ptsd.
william russell <russe44@aol.com>
norman, ok USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 12:46:31 (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)

don jones ; I SERVED WITH CPT WHITE, HE WAS WOUNDED ON FEB 9 1968 NORTHWEST OF DA NANG AND NEVER RETURNED TO THE FIELD.
roger loftis
burkburnett, tx, tx USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 17:40:45 (EST)

In memory of Gary Steven Schwartz 3rd/21st 196th Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon Aug. 1971 to April 8th, 1972. Gary life cut short, age 21, Bunker on Ridgeline, Da Nang.
Steve M. Schwartz <deep6@att.net>
Seattle, Wa USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 23:15:04 (EST)

Keep up this great resource. I bookmark your site, best greetings, Heim Arbeit - http://heimarbeit.abc-jobs.info
Heimarbeit <http://heimarbeit.abc-jobs.info>
Germany - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 17:31:04 (EST)

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

These are photos from A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 1971. QueSon Valley, Hill-510, DaNanag PhotoAlbum Pg.1 PhotoAlbum Pg.2
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:23:13 (EST)

These are photos from A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 1971. QueSon Valley, Hill-510, DaNanag http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1 http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:21:20 (EST)

Best wishes from my wife, Terry and myself to all my 196th brothers and their families for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you all at the Branson reunion in Summer '03!!!
Dave Morris <dmorris@ftrp17cav196.com>
Trumbull, CT USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:03:15 (EST)

Subject: A SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS 'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone in a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give and to see whom in this home did live. I looked all about. A strange sight I did see; no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree. No stocking by the mantle just boots filled with sand. On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands. With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, A sober thought came through my mind. For this house was different. It was dark and dreary, I found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly. The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone, curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home. The face was gentle, the room in such disorder, not how I pictured a United States Soldier. Was this the hero of whom I'd just read? Curled up on a poncho, the floor for his bed? I realized the families that I saw this night, owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight. Soon round the world, the children would play, and grown-ups would celebrate a bright Christmas Day. They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year because of the soldiers, like the one lying here. I couldn't help wonder how many soldiers lay alone, on a Christmas Eve in a land so far from home. The very thought brought a tear to my eye, I dropped to my knees and started to cry. The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice, "Santa don't cry. This life is my choice, I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more. My life is my God, my country, my regiment." The soldier rolled over and drifted off to sleep. I couldn't control it; I continued to weep. I kept watch for hours, so silent and still and we both shivered from the cold night's chill. I didn't want to leave on that cold dark night. This Guardian of Honor so willing to fight. Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure he whispered, "Carry on Santa, it's Christmas day, all is secure." One look at my watch and I knew he was right. "Merry Christmas my friend and to all a good night. This poem was written by a Marine stationed in Okinawa Japan. The following is his request; I think it's a reasonable one. PLEASE, would you do me the kind of favor by sending this to as many soldiers as you can this holiday season. Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due our U.S. service men and woman who stand vigilant so we will be able to celebrate these festive days. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who have made and stand ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. Please, do your small part to plant this seed.
Ralph Kasnowski <ralph_kasnowski@merck.com>
carteret, nj USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 07:12:21 (EST)

Any one remember me. We then change over to the 23 Inf Unit.
Sgt.Higgs,Dale,J. <higgs673@alltel.net>
Rices Landing, Pa. USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 22:44:15 (EST)

Just wanted to remind all fellow Gimlets the the 21st Infantry and 3/21 has websites: www.gimletinn.com and www.gimlet321.com Stop by and visit, join the group, and put your name and e-mail on the database. Also, this holiday season take time to say a prayer for our military personnel and Gimlet brothers that remain vigilant protecting our freedom and way of life. Gimlets, take time and send a greeting card to a brother-in-arms. Adopt a Gimlet or Gimlet company and send a cheerful greeting card to 1/21 on active duty at Schofield Barracks, HI, or 3/21 on active duty at Fort Lewis, WA.
Ron Mitchell <Gimletmail321@aol.com>
North Carolina and California, USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 22:36:17 (EST)

change of Email add.If anyone out their that was inA/3/21 from 3/67 to 3/68 and think they no me give me a holler
Paul rhinehart <papapaul@nuvox.net>
Union, sc USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 22:53:39 (EST)

Great SIte! Served as the Brigade PSNCO from May to December of 69. Anyone remember the Brigade Chaplain Maj Don Barkley or Barrett. He was KIA while doing a film in Saigon after leaving the Brigade for his last few weeks in RVN. He was a great guy and his name is not on Honor Roll. Probably because after he checked out of the 196th he was on TDY for the remainder of his tour. He should be on the Honor roll, he served his 196 Brothers well.
George Case <RWS95@AOL.com>
Huntsville, Al USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 17:08:00 (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)

Very nice site. I am looking for any information on Calvin M. Strong, Spec 4, B Company of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry of the 196th Brigade. He was KIA on 23 Nov '67. He had been in country since June of '67. Any information as to his history in the states or in Vietnam or the circumstances of his death would be greatly appreciated.
Ed Browder <ebrowder@nexet.net>
Louisa, VA USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 12:24:27 (EST)

Nice site!!!
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New York, NY United States - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 12:40:27 (EST)

Looking for members from the 175th Eng. Co. or A Co. 26th Eng. Batl. Please visit our website. We have started a unit LOCATER for ALL UNITS that were with the 196th. Please visit our site at: http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html
Ron <barny@bellatlantic.net>
n.j. USA - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 10:35:19 (EST)

Hello and Greetings to all readers! This evening after our families Thanksgiving meal, I sat down with my brother to show him how to do a Google search. I was very much surprised and yet, somehow delighted, that he wanted to see if there was anything about the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. You see, he served with this unit during 1968 and 1969 in Vietnam. His name is: Sgt. Thomas O Fulkerson aka "Graveyard". He was with E Company on Hill 445 and LZ Gimlet and Lemon (?). Actually, watching him read thru the messages below was really the first time I have seen him willfully go back in time to "this" time of his life. He did recall some names and actually thought this message forum was really neat, as he had no idea that this site existed. I gave him the opportunity that we could post a message on this forum and see if anyone who might remember him, to email him thru me (his little sis) as he doesn't have a computer.....yet! So, if you do please contact me and I PROMISE to give him the message. I ask that if you do email me to please use the word "Graveyard" in the subject line so I won't think of it as SPAM Mail and accidently delete it. I think that this would be very beneficial to him in that he still doesn't talk about it too much and I do know that he doesn't care for bottle rockets on the 4th of July either. I think that perhaps if someone who can identify with "all that", were to talk with him about some of the things he still carries in his heart, that he might become "more" able to deal with this. He was divorced shortly after returning "home" and he hasn't really had an opportunity to talk......like I think he needs/wants to. (Tommy, if you ever read this, just know I love you!) I am so PROUD of ALL you guys. I will never know what you went thru.....I can't even imagine. But, please do know that I really appreciate everything you gave, realizing some gave all. You are what makes me proud of America and that.....I am. To my past Hero's and to my Present and future Hero's.......Happy Holidays! HM3 Connie - USNR
Connie Fulkerson <jcp@k-inc.com>
Kingman, In USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 18:23:49 (EST)

Monroe O. Webb 3/21 196 LIB 1968-1969 My father served with 3/21 196th LIB from 1968-1969...he was a captain i believe during this tour...was wondering if anyone remembers serving with him... thanks... Matthew M. Webb
Matthew M. Webb <Monroewebb@aol.com>
Benicia, CA USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 03:59:07 (EST)

Was asigned to Aco, 4th/31st from 6/68 to 5/69. I wanted to thank the 196th for making this web site available. Through it I have had the opportunity to make contact with some of my nam buddies . I'm still hopeful of contacting more. Thanks again 196th.
Bill Cobler <bcobler@twcny.rr.com>
Tully, NY USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 10:56:14 (EST)

Thanks to the guys on the other side of the mountain. Gary Krek HHC 2/22 Mech. Infantry Recon Platoon 66-67 (Dau Tieng)
Gary Krek <hhc222@cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 03:38:16 (EST)

If you are going to Branson, and driving, I encourage you to see the Stars and Stripes Museum and Library in Bloomfield, Missouri. That's the Stripes you read in Vietnam. Bloomfield is near Cape Girardeau, and is about five hours drive, I am told, from Branson. The web site is www.starsandstripesmuseumlibrary.org You can also get more information about the present S&S and read some old ones at my web site at wwww.interviewresearch.com
Mike Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler>
Madison, WI USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 14:56:30 (EST)

Served with 196, original unit trained in Fort Devens, MA '65, went to Nam in '66 to '67 in Tay Nin Provence. 3rd/21st Delta Company Recon. After 8 months went to central highlands, Chu Lai. Arrived home July '67. Merry Christmas to all.
Richard G. Way <cway700962@aol.com>
Clinton, CT USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 16:53:54 (EST)

served with B 4/31 from sep 70 thru jun 71 as a grunt out of lz west and siberia. would like to hear from ron suker,john lambert,james kabat,"scrounge",wilson,ruiz,calafell,barrada and any of my other fellow grunts. you men are my heros.my nickname was "bad ass"
Bruce Fulton <bamful@winco.net>
Ipava, IL USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 00:34:07 (EST)

I wanted to be the first to wish all Chargers a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. Remember that first Christmas in Tay Ninh? It was different, that's about all I remember.
Mike D. Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler@hotmail.com>
Madison, WI USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 19:19:57 (EST)

Delta 3/21st Black Death,Sept 11,1969-Sept11, 1970 Kelso platoon,looking for all delta members
Daniel Phillips <x-grunt@tallassee.net>
Tallassee,Al, al USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 22:33:11 (EST)

Enjoyed your site very much! Thank you! Keep up a great work!
Phentermine
LA, CA United States - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 04:27:11 (EST)

Caitlin Please disregard previous post , on second check. Hogan John Lawrence 1LT O2 04W 86 1193 7 4 12/29/47 30 EXETER 3/28/71 3/28/71 710328 A1
Bill
USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 23:58:03 (EST)

Caitlin , the Name John is not enough there were no Ist lts.killed on 3/28/71 at first check in the 196th Roll of honor. I might be wrong , only checked once.
bill
USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 23:46:46 (EST)

vietnam from (april of 68 to april of 69 ) 196th last 7 months till ( april of 69 ) out of chu lai ( americal division ) talk to me !
bob mueller <bobmueller6@aol.com>
Arlington hts., ILL. USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 00:37:23 (EST)

I am a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and I am in the process of writing a paper for English. The topic for my paper is the men from our school who died in Vietnam. I am trying to gather any information I can on John, and was wondering if you could help me. Any stories or basic information you could give to me would be great. This is the only information I have on him- 1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve 196th Light Infantry Brigade 23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male Born on Dec 29, 1947 From EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE His tour of duty began on Nov 22, 1970 Casualty was on Mar 28, 1971 in QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR Body was recovered Religion ROMAN CATHOLIC Thanks, Caitlin
Caitlin Williams <ebckm@attbi.com>
NH USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 15:56:48 (EST)

it's great to go on line to get info
John R. Kisner Sr <hunybear4me@tbc.net>
Rochelle, IL United States - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 09:42:50 (EST)

Nice Site, Keep it up!!
private Krankenversicherung <webmaster7@qualityinsurance.de>
Munich, - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 11:37:48 (EST)

I was Plt Ldr for the medical platoon of the 4/31 from the start at Ft Devens until March of 67 when I went to the HQ of the 196th. Left Nam in Aug 67 for Germany. Would like to hear from people who were in the original 4/31 and 196th.
Sid Field <ashfieldin@charter.net>
Ashland, OR USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 17:42:48 (EST)

Was Platoon Leader and XO of F troop, 17th Cav, June '66 - Jan 67. Would like to come in contact with anyone F troop members during that time.
Gerald A. Reason <Pappy_Reason@yahoo.com>
Harvey, LA USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 23:21:35 (EST)

I FELL UPON THIS BY ACCIDENT WHILE DOING MY DUTY AS OIC FOR THE FORCE PROTECTION AT FT. DIX.YES MY NG.UNIT FROM MASS.GOT ACTIVATED SEPT.02 (1-182 INF.)WHO EVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE BACK HERE AGAIN AFTER OVER 30YRS.I SERVED WITH 196 ACO,1/46 3/21 JAN. TO AUG.72 LAST COMBAT UNIT TO LEAVE COUNTRY.I WAS PROUD TO SERVE THEN AND PROUDER TO SERVE KNOW IN THIS HOME LAND DEFENCE MISSION.DONT REMEMBER NAMES BACK IN THE NAM, I GUESS ILL HAVE TO FIND MY OLD NAM YEAR BOOK TO REFESH MY MIND.I WAS A SHAKE AND BAKE E5 STRAIGHT OUT OF THE NCO ACADAMY FT.BENNING.FIRST JOB WAS SQD RTO THEN 60 GUNNER FINALLY SQD LDR.ANY ONE WHO MIGHT HAVE GONE TO THE SCHOOL AT THAT TIME AND THEN WENT ON TO VIET NAM FELL FREE TO EMAIL,MAYBE NAMES WILL RETURN TO THIS CRUSTY OLD 1SG STILL SERVING.
1SG BOB SUTHERLAND <E7SUTH@AOL.CON>
BERKLEY, MA USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 11:45:26 (EST)

i would like to thank all those who served in any way any time. thank you. i am looking for men who served with my father in 1969 com/d,3d batt. 21st infantry,196th. he still has a hard time.i would like to know more about the man he was then.he was wounded twice and recieved two purple hearts.his name is jonh uran from west stewartsown , hew hamphire . please e.mail me even if you ran in to him going to the head. i am prode to say he still serves his country as a E6 in the national guard. looking for burning rope patch and black death patch. he left it all there for the next soldier. thank you for your time . god bless you all.
shane coco <tomuchfun135@hotmail.com>
manchester, nh USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 18:24:04 (EST)

my name if fraklin silas from Minto alaska, serve on hawkhill with jump battery. I am living in Minto now, and working as a Water Plant Operator. here are some of the people that I remeber: gould, and louie. I know there are more, but am unable to remeber at the moment. I woulnd't mind hearing from anyone, I dont have an e-mail address yet, but my adress is: Franklin Silas P.O. 53 Minto, Alaska 99758 907-798-7713 Waiting to hear from you
franklin silas
minto, ak USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 23:55:54 (EST)

I served in Viet Nam from November 28 1968 through February 3 1971. My MOS was light infantry. When needed, I also served as a tunnel rat. I served my time in the Quang Tri Provence. I am inquiring to anyone having knowledge of Mike Woodward aka {"Ghost." He says he was a Special OPS/Green beret of the U.S. Army. Does anyone have any knowledge of this person. If so, please e-mail me at the above address. Thank you.
James L. Gregory <jameslgregriy@hotmail.com>
Ludlow, ky USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 15:03:16 (EST)

Welcome Home Brothers of the 196th.Especially those from D 3/21 "black death" Served Sept 69-Mar 70. Kelso Platoon, RTO for Sgt Dyson. Knew Phillips,McAtee,John Wayne,Stretch, and others. Just returned from a great Veterans Day week-end Where We honored Our "brother" Danny Phillips. Point Man. I had agreat time in Tallassee, Al. Most of the guys called Me "mack" Should You remember, give Me a shout.
Scott M. (mack) Gatewood <gatewoods@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us>
Memphis, Tn USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:31:49 (EST)

Hi I am looking for anyone who knew my father SFC Everette Brent Caldwell feel free to e-mail me I have some questions that my family can't answer and was hoping one of you could thank you E. Brent Caldwell Jr.
Everette B Caldwell Jr. <bcfirebug2000@yahoo.com>
Johnson, AR USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 21:47:26 (EST)

I was wondering if anyone had served with my Uncle Andy.
Duszynski, Jill <Jill_d_2001@yahoo.com>
Stockbridge, MI USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 12:40:22 (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)

Happy Veterans Day-Brothers! 156th Sig Plt-67-68
william whalen <wwwillymon@cs.com>
Rochester, Ma USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 07:57:55 (EST)

I was in Bravo Company 4/31 LIB from Jan 68 to June 68. Wounded on 8 May 68. I lost all my pictures when I was sent home. Anyone have any they want to share? Thanks
Jim Crayne <JBCRAY@AOL.COM>
Henderson, NV USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 22:09:41 (EST)

Guess you don't visit here Manny, anyway, I will always remember you .You cross my mind all the time.The 196th days are so long ago, but you'll always be my friend. I don't have much time left Manny,It's funny how time went so fast.When we're young we hear the old guys say that , but we don't really believe it.I do now. So long Manny. All you 196th guys, best of luck and hope all is well.
Bob
USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 06:15:02 (EST)

Served with the 3-82d FA, Oct 71-Apr 72, as LNO, 1st Sp Bde (ARVN) and as an FO with 1-1 Cav. Nickname 'Cherry'. Would like to hear from SSG James Pack or anyone else I served with!
DJ Czerniejewski <CoolPapaCat@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 03:43:06 (EST)

I served in the nam from 5-68 to 7-69.D 4/31 196th. carried the m79 bloop tube. queson valley area LZ Gimlet I believe there was a hill 442 or 445 also. I'm from Buffalo NY.
richard czop <raczop@earthlink.net>
clarence, ny USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 09:51:32 (EST)

D Company 4/31 68/69 Glad your reading this, God bless those who are not, God be with you, you fought hard, be proud.
Jim Brock <jbrock620@wmconnect.com>
Vero Beach, Fl USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 20:23:34 (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)

i WAS IN 3RDBN82NDARTY FROM SEPT.1965 TILL JULY 1967.I WAS A AMMO HANDLER TRUCKDRIVER,ALSO DID MY SHARE OF WORKING ON THE 105 HOWITZER.I SPUN YARN IN A FACTORY FOR SEVEN YEAR TILL IT CLOSED. THEN I WENT TO WORK AT A TRUCK BODY AND TRAILER MFG PLANT. i AM WORKING ON MY 29TH YR,WITH THE SAME COMPANY, WITHTHE LAST ELEVEN YR. BEING FULL TIME TRUCK DRIVER DELIVERING THE PRODUCTS.
STEVEN L.MILLER <OCT1943@ AOL. COM>
PARKERSBURG, WV USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 20:10:16 (EST)

I was a crew chief with the aviation section hhc. Looking for any other members of the aviation section.
Jim Natale <Natalejf@worldnet.att.net>
Waterbury, ct USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 23:27:21 (EST)

I was with 4/31 c company from day one atft devens.humped the pig.jan 67 got transfered to 1/5 mech 25th.There must be some old grunts out there from 2nd platoon or c company.Nice site,hope to hear from somebody soon
Bill Kelly <duck216@hotmail.com>
broadbrook, conn USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 10:53:48 (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 wasn't in the Army but my Dad was. I just wanted to tell all of you thank you for serving and to thank the ones that still are. It means a lot! So, thank you!
Susan <AAFYOURS@AOL.com>
Cameron, NC USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 21:13:38 (EST)

Have any of you seen the Tv program tour of duty ?
KK <nglbabie12@hotmail.com>
F'ton, Canada - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 18:28:18 (EST)

I have received a little information but please anyone that might even think they know something please contact me. Can anyone tell me what happed in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. My dad was SGT. Ernest (Joe) Joseph Hughes of E 3/21. I do not know the platoon but have found out that he was the radar team leader for E company. He was KIA 12 May 69. He was awarded the Bronze star posthumously for Heroism under fire. The report I have only tells me he that the LZ was over run and that the bunkers were attacked, including the 4.2 mortar section. The document goes on to say he aided his trapped fellow solders and assaulted the hostile forces were he was mortally wounded. My mom never talked about it and remarried very soon after to another fine solders who is my step dad now I guess. I know nothing of his service and only found out about him a few weeks ago. I was always under the impression that it was all the same and we were just at another base. If anyone knew my dad and can tell me about him or provide any information on what happened in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. I would be ever so grateful. I am proud of what both my dad's did, as well as what all of you sacrifice. May God grant you peace for the Hell you have lived. I salute you all. I served with the 5th & the 11th SF from 1984 to 1991. Joe ( Hughes) Palmberg
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joepalmberg@tx.slr.com>
sunrise beach, tx USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:45:16 (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)

My dad was SGT. Ernest Joseph Hughes of E 3/21. He was KIA 12 May 69. He was awarded the Bronze star & PH posthumously. I was 4 when this happened and I only met him once that I can remember. My mom never talked about it. I know nothing of his family or his service other than that on the wall. I found the information on your web site under "Honor Roll". I will be making a trip to DC to look up his name. If anyone knew my dad and can tell me about him or provide any information on what happened please contact me. 915-388-8107
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joepalmberg@tx.slr.com>
Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 16:30:33 (EST)

If your looking for pictures of the 196th from 1965-1968, take a look at the, 175th Engineers web site.
Sam Lococo <sjlapril@rcn.com>
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 13:47:56 (EDT)

My father, Howard Eugene Williams, Jr. of Chamblee, GA served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the 196 Light Infantry Brigade and was killed December 7, 1969, the day after his 26th birthday. He was known as "Gene" or "Will" in the service. I was only four years old when he died and truly never knew him. As my son reached four years old earlier this year, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my father. Last Summer I came across the website for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Association and learned of the upcoming reunion. The President, Warren Neill, was kind enough to ask around for anyone who may have known or served with my father. As you are well aware, Vietnam was an emotionally charged issue, and growing up it was not a topic for discussion due to the extreme and passionate views many people held at the time. It has been more than thirty years and my Mother has never remarried. We have talked very little about my Father's military career, and really never about his death, although my Mom talks about him all the time. As a family, my Mother, sister, and I were never able to grieve together due to our young ages (4 & 5 at the time). The first time we did was when the Moving Wall came through Atlanta in the late eighties. I have to say it was definitely moving. My father is honored on the wall Panel 15W, Row 37. I have visited The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC several times and am very proud of my father and his service to our country. And I sincerely hope that I will be half the Father to my son as he and his memory have been for me. I would appreciate any information you can provide about my Father, his service, or his death. Thank you all for your service to our Country, and thank you to anyone who can help..... Lee Williams
Lee Williams <willil@totalshow.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 09:12:32 (EDT)

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)

I contacted Eddie Zuleger about the battle of Nui Chom November 17th,1968 who inturn gave me LTC Wetzel e mail and I contacted him. He retired from the army in 1986 as a Lt.General of the V corps in Frankfurt Germany. He is now the Honorary Colonel of the 31st Infantry Regiment. He said he is going to Branson then to the 31st Infantry Assocation in Colorado Springs in August. So if you have any questions or memories of the battle be there. I hope that Sid Ordway 1st Sgt Neely and Hubie Harris can make it also. Take care my brothers see you in Branson. Doc La Palio
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.coml>
long beach, ca USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 18:10:19 (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)

Greetings one and all. This is Boxer 1-6 from C/3/21 196th calling anyone who can help me find my RTO. His name was Devine and I think he was from Wyoming. I was his Lt., Joseph Ace, and he kept me sane on a Christmas ambush in Tay Ninh in '66. Hi to "Shotgun Slade" aka Sgt. Lawrence, if you are out there. God, how I have thought about you guys over the years, all of you wonderful guys. I just found this web sight today. Please call, write or pop smoke, and I will be there. Ace ....out.
Joseph V. Ace <jace1@ev1.net>
Seabrook, TX USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 21:12:27 (EDT)

Been looking through the archives and recognized a couple of names. I was a medic ("Doc Bobb") with 4/31 from April 1970 to April 1971. I moved around within 4/31 a few times. I was Senior Medic with A-company for about 6 months,(Remember Capt.Crockett, nicknamed:"The Fish"because he always walked us in rivers and streams and I got the whole company sent to the rear with "Trench-foot?" He got relieved for that!) I was with B-Company as a fill-in for about 3 weeks because we lost some medics from rotation, wounds and kia. I also served with C-Company for about three months as Senior Medic. We had a lot of rookie medics so I never got to rotate to the rear Aid Station in Chu Lai. I spent a couple of months on LZ West working in the Aid Station, On LZ Siberia also. I guess I got around alot! I also spent about three weeks with MACV in some village way out in the boonies somewhere. I don't know if any of you remember me but if you do, please drop me an email and let me know how you're doing. I would really love to hear from any of you. I don't really remember many actual names as we almost all went by some screwy nick name but the nick names I remember. Does anyone remembe "Boston" the RTO, "Cock-Nosed-Motherfuc--r" names like that? Hope to hear from some of you. Take care!
Dan Bobb <dangrace@aol.com>
Corona, CA USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 13:39:10 (EDT)

Merlyn{minnesota} I should have left a little more info. I was with F trp 17 cav.The incident I was referring to happened July 2 1970. First platoon command track was destroyed. Three KIA, three wounded.
Larry Koester <larryvnv@bis.midco.net>
mandan, nd USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 11:07:39 (EDT)

I SERVED IN THE HHC 196th SIGNAL COMPANY DANANG DURING THE TIME OF AUGUST 1971 TO JULY 1972. I AM LOOKING FOR THOMAS WALLACE FROM GEORGIA OR ANYONE THAT MAY REMEMBER SERVING WITH ME DURING THIS TIME ON FB LINDA OR FB MAUDE. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
JIMMY FORSYTHE <FREJIM@BELLSOUTH.NET>
HENDERSON, TN USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 00:23:38 (EDT)

I served with B Company 3rd of the 21st 196th. From March 1970 to Apirl 1971. I walked point most of the time. I hope all you "GRUNTS" are still alive. I would like to find Eddy the "PINEAPPLE" McShane or Lee Harris Are you out there some where. Also I want to find out how many of us "GRUNTS" are still alive. Also how many of us are getting ready for our LIVERS are getting ready to hop out onto the ground. I have Hepatitius C and I have a feeling there are a lot more of us out there with the same problem. I am getting a 50 percent disability but only for post tramatic stress. And the only reason I'm getting that was I walked point one more time and attacked the VA hospitial in Tampa Florida. Had to serve 2 years in the federal prison. I have had a skin rash sence I got back. I was hospitalized for 5 months when I got back across the water and to the world. The VA is just here to stick it to us the same way they stuck it to us in THE VAM. Don't let them do it. I will no longer put up with thhhere shit. So now I see a private doctor for the VA and payed for by the VA. I am barred going to the VA hospitial. They don't seem to like a GRUNT that won't take there shit there dishing out. I would like to find out how many of us have come down with Hep C and and other Skin problems.DAM I am still alive but pay the price every day. I hope Eddy Mcshane your still alive out there you to Lee Harris Fuck the Army and the VA there only out there to deny you any benifits and thats about all don't put up with there shit and don't give up. Its good to see a web site on the 196th I hope every one of you GRUNTS a good one. If any one has heard from Eddy or Lee tell them STUBS is still here . I hope everyone is in better health than I am in Donald (STUBS) Martin 613 Red Robin Road Seffner Florida 33584
Donald (STUBS) Martin <marti1952@earthlink.net>
Seffner, FL USA - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 15:54:43 (EDT)

Served with Aco 3/21 lib 1968 to 1970 I was an assistan gunner for the m60 machinegun and visit lc center when we were not in the field I am a pueto rican does anybody remenber me
william solivan <solivanpost2002@yahoo.com>
cayey, pr USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 19:17:42 (EDT)

Hello I am looking for anyone who might remember me. I was at Tay-Nin I was a 94B20 but did most anything they needed me to, 1st SGT was from Alabama. I was there from Dec.66 to Dec.67 Some guys that I remember were Harry Butler and a guy named Curry SP4 from Tenn. I would appreciate anyone that can help me place me or those guys contact me, and Sp4 Knorr supply clerk
Keith Casey <T@aol.com>
Enoree, SC USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 19:02:43 (EDT)

LOOKING FOR STEVE SCHAFFERMAN,BORNSEPT.19,1954 IN WILMINGTON,DEL. LAST KNOWN IN FOET MYERS,FLA. .
WILMA ANN MORRIS <morris7631@yahoo.com>
DAVY, WV USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 19:57:53 (EDT)

Hello- Brian McGreevy from New Jersey. Served from 66/67, A Company from Ft. Devon, Mass. Looking for friends or anyone that may remmeber my name. Would love to talk and meet up. This was put together by his son, I apologize for not having more information.
Brian T.McGreevy <mcgreevyb@yahoo.com>
Trenton, NJ USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 19:04:45 (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)

I served with f trp from oct69 to oct70 (11D40) I was leading the day 16 hit the 250lb land mine. Can't forget....
larry c. koester <larryvnv@bis.midco.net>
mandan, nd USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 16:45:55 (EDT)

I am looking for a David Phillips that was on LZ Center the last half of 1969. He was in the radar unit.
Kenneth (Mac) McParland <knmcpr@aol.com>
Sioux City, IA USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:33:25 (EDT)

196th LIB - 9/65-2/67 196th LIB HHC (Avionics Detachment at Ft. Devens and BTOC in Tay Ninh Province as 31Qxx for Maj Ercie Leach). Also looking for Class 8-65,54th Company grads from Ft. Benning, particularly Joe and Jerry.
John Newbolt <jwnewbolt@hotmail.com>
Ramsey, MN USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 02:43:23 (EDT)

A CO 4/31 LZ WEST FROM AUG 1966 TO MAR 1967
HAROLD E LOCEY <BIGLOCEY1234@MSN.COM>
COLUMBUS, GA USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 07:15:33 (EDT)

196lib 1972 task force gimlet ph 217 2346252
jim highland
mattoon, il USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 10:43:22 (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)

With Delta and Alpha companies in Que Son Valley 68/69. Sent to Alpha after Delta lost LT's...was a platoon leader-LT. Went up and over Nui Chom in November of 68...looking to hear from other 4/31---LZ West grunts...
eddie zuleger <eddiezuleger@msn.com>
goodyear, az USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 23:56:52 (EDT)

I have friends who served with the 196 before "Americal" and they would appeciate applications to the org. I was with "B" of the 1/14th at LZ Stinson this is not listed on the 23rd's site nor yours. I only question this as I don't know what brigade this fell under? thanks
David N Mendenhall <Trapgunner1@yahoo.com>
Manchester, Ct USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:17:23 (EDT)

I served in A 4/31 from Dec. 67 to Nov. 68. Que Son Valley. I spent most of my time on a gun team. I would like to hear from anybody that was there way back when.
MARVIN GLENDENING <marvglendening@hotmail.com>
BELTON, MO USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 11:25:37 (EDT)

Any 196th "Charger" pilots - guys who served with the Aviation Section, HHC 196th LIB, we are atempting to put together a gathering at the next 196th Reunion. We figure there is no other single unit that say more 196th action on a daily basis then the little 7 pilot aviation section. If you know anyone who served in the Aviation Section, in any capacity and particularly as flight crew - pilots, door gunners and crew chiefs, let us know. Thanks
Bert Hampton <stkbull@charter.net>
Swansea, IL USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:31:59 (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)

Battle of Nui Chom Moutain. November 17th, 1968 to all the guys of the 4/31st A,B,C,and most of all D companies, I have just re read the battle from the 1969 edition of the Americal magazine,that Vance Van Wieren sent me. I have contacted Hubbie Harris, now living in Texas who sent his thirty some odd year rememberance of events. It still raises the hair on the back of my neck reading it. What brave warriors the men that we fought with. With Sid Ordway blinded and 1st Sgt Neely wounded hubbie contacted LTC Wetzel and his Charlie, Charlie ship, by radio and saved alot of guys. This Veterans day the Hawk, Shep and myself are going to visit 1st SGT. Harpin E Myers acting Battalion SGT Major. Who along with LTC Wetzel flew around the moutain a gazillion times, never wanting to leave us. Any way I just want all of you who where their to know I will always think of you as warriors first and brothers second. Doc La Palio HHC, Delta & Charlie Co's 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:43:01 (EDT)

My name is: Charles Moy Former: Sgt,E5, Squad Leader 106MM,R.R. Served: 1961-1964,Ft. Riley, Kansas Units: Co.A, 2 BG. 12Th. Inf. Reg. 1961-1963 Co.E, 1St BG. 16Th. Inf. Reg. 1963-1964 Both these Units were part of the 1St. Infantry Division"THE BIG RED ONE". During this...Cold War Era. Would greatly appreciate any information about, or responses from former members of either of these units. The 2/12Th. was disbanded at Ft. Riley, shortly after I left,and then became the 2Bn. 18Th. Inf. Reg. I have been told that the 1/16Th. went to Vietnam in 1965 and then became the 5/60th in 1968. ............................ALSO....................................... The Society of the First Infantry Division has a message board at: www.bigredone.org
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 09:24:19 (EDT)

A friend of mine runs a website dedicated to MP's who served in Vietnam. He wants to expand it to include Korea and WWII. He needs info, stories,photos,etc. Also he is lacking material about The Big Red One MP's REALLY would like to have a patch or the image of a Big Red One MP patch to display on his site. If you are interested in helping with any of the above ,please contact Jim Stewart at: jim416@netzero.com Website is located at: http://www.geocities.com/militarypoliceofvietnam/main.html
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 09:19:52 (EDT)

I'm writing on behalf of my friend and neighbor James Richard Preston who served as an M-60 gunner and squad leader with Bravo Company ("96 men who fought like 400.") SGT Preston, an African-American from Houston, reports that he has never touched a computer in his life but would love to hear from his brothers. Any e-mails will be promply and personally forwarded. Jim
Jim Sherman <pepperrancher1092@yahoo.com>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:19:21 (EDT)

In Co B, 4/31, 196th from Oct 68-Aug69. I was in the 2nd Platoon's "sapper squad"
Mitch Pavlo <woofman@onebox.com>
Canoga Park, Ca USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 14:16:27 (EDT)

I served in the 23rd MP Co. LZ Baldy, from Jun 68-May 69. I am trying to contact Major John Demetrovich. He came from Salt Lake City. Anyone with information please contact.
Jim Sandow <jimsandow@msn.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 20:54:27 (EDT)

I served in Co.B 3/21 from Oct 65 until the spring of 67 when I was reasigned to the 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi. Looking forward to hear from anyone who served with me. Remember the "Cruise" on the USNS Patch!!
John (Jack) Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:36:48 (EDT)

Looking for any recon 3/21 guys and anyone who remembers me.Was there late 68-late 69.
Kenneth (Mac) McParland <knmcpr@aol.com>
Sioux City, IA USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 22:52:55 (EDT)

Joined the 196th. after the 101 stood down in the spring of ' 72. Started in S-2 of HHB 3/82, later on Hill 55 with B/3/21 till stand down. Been a long time and best to all. wayne
Wayne Langman <sgtwal@aol.com>
Terre Haute, In USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 22:36:02 (EDT)

Served with Comapany C 3/21 196th 67/68 and just addeing this because I have a new e-mail address. My best to each of you.
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@attbi.com>
River Falls, WI USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 08:18:26 (EDT)

I was with 156 Sig.Det from Sept.1966 to Oct. 1967. I was at Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. It's great day to be alive.
Harry Wheatley <dwhw@gmpexpress.net>
Lexington Park, Md USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 21:01:16 (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)

Do any of you remember the name of the CO & the 3rd Platoon Leader for A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 71? Lt.Betchler was the PL for 1st platoon and Lt.Fox was PL for 2nd but I am embarrassed to say I can't remember the CO's name... (I was in 1st platoon)
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX Republic of Texas - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 00:41:33 (EDT)

I served as a Platoon Leader and XO with B Co. 1/46 from August 69-August 70. CPT James Bradley was our CO. We were on LZ Professional. Interested in speaking with anyone who served with us.
Bruce E. Allen <JJEAGLES720@CS.COM>
Villa Rica, GA USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 16:16:54 (EDT)

Transferred to 196th LIB (during mid tour) from 10th Cav., 4th Inf. Div., 1966-67.
Rafael Perez <rperez@oxnardsd.org>
Camarillo, CA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 18:56:13 (EDT)

Hi, I was just wondering if I could in any way be related to you. The only persn I know in my family that you might know is my grampa Runk. His name is Kenneth W. Runk. Jessy Runk
Jessy L. Runk <Hyperjessy2001@yahoo.com>
Elkhorn, WI USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 15:55:45 (EDT)

The 1/16th was formed from Volunteers so that they could participate in "Operation Long Thrust V." a training mission to Germany in 1963. Most of the people I served with in the Weapons Platoon of Echo company came from E,2/8TH Inf. Reg.. If anyone out there has a 62 yearbook with either 1/16th or 2/8th in it,please email me. I need first names and hometowns of my people. moy3rd@hotmail.com J. F. Cruz...J.T. Pennington...L.R. Watkins...R. L. Price...G. D. Rhoads..D.E. Winters..J.R. Fenton, if your out there ,email me.
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 21:46:25 (EDT)

I was in 2nd platoon A 3/21 from March to September 1970. I shared a foxhole with Chip Kefer, SGT William Bodine, and Ray Freeman in Hiep Duc Valley on May 1, when we were hit. I was wounded. Charles "Chip" Kefer was KIA. Ray Freeman was medivaced. I ran into him at Ft Dix, NJ in late 1970. SGT William Bodine (Philadelphia, PA) was medivac, but, I never was able to find out how he recovered. May 1st was really nasty. I was wounded a second time and medivaced August 21, 1970 in AK Valley, when a "bouncing betty" killed SGT Dean Weigand (Philadelphia. I happened to run into the medivac pilot, who was shot down with our guys and "feathered" into LZ Karen. He was working at a VA out patient clinic in Tacoma, WA until he retired. I hope the guys from second platoon have faired well over the years- and that includes Stan P (New York) from the FA forward observer unity.
Stephen A Hemmert <Stephen.A.Hemmert@IRS.gov>
Tacoma, WA USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 18:24:38 (EDT)

HHC196th Riffle Platoon 67-68-just started serch for friends and was sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie Freymuth of South Bend-would like to hear from any of you-special memorie of Rollen Davis-if any of you ever come to thailand please look me up-good luck to all chargers-sp4-phillip williams (willie of okie)
phillip williams <philw4@hotmail.com>
chiang mai, thailand - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 02:54:44 (EDT)

Looking for Jimmy Bumbalough who served in 1969-1970. Any information would be appreciated.
Patrick White <patrickwhite383@msn.com>
Granada Hills, CA USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 00:14:09 (EDT)

Served 1969-1970 HHC 4/31st..Sgt Btn S4..Would like to communicate with anyone from this Battalion
Patrick White <patrickwhite383@msn.com>
Granada Hills, CA USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 00:09:43 (EDT)

To the Heroes of the 196th LIB: My name is Deb Hackman and I am a county veteran service officer who assists veterans in applying for federal benefits. This message is put into the guestbook as a health alert for in-country Vietnam Vets. The following conditions are now considered service-connected for veterans who served in Vietnam: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more. Each soft-tissue sarcoma becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma. Chloracne or another acne form disease consistent with chloracne becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more within one year after the last date on which the veteran performed active militar, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975. Hodgkin's disease becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more. Porphyria cutanea tarda becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more within a year after the last date on which the veteran performed active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending May 7, 1975. Respiratory cancers (cancers of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or trachea) becoming manifest to a degree of 10% or more at any time after the last date on which the veteran performed active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975. Multiple myeloma becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10% or more. Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy. Prostate cancer. If you have been diagnosed with any of the above illnesses, file a claim for compensation. Work with a service organization such as the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, VFW, etc., to help cut through all the beauracy of the VA. I hope this finds each and every one of you in good health and never having to suffer from such illnesses. May all your lives be richly blessed. God knows you deserve it. Best Regards, Deb.
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 21:30:08 (EDT)

I was in Viet Nam Sept.1968 to March 13 1969, when I was wounded. My nic name was pinball, because I carried a pack that was 3/4 of my weight. I would walk in a wobbely fassion and bounce off trees and other items. My company was out of Chu Lai. Does anyone remember?
Brent Crobak <bc664@aol.com>
Stony Brook, NY USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 20:31:49 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who served with Mickey Devlin (medic) in Company D, 3rd Batt., 21st infantry Americal Division from March of 1969 to February 1970. Would really appreciate hearing from you - thanks
Mary Ann <Mary889@aol.com>
NY, NY USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 14:08:54 (EDT)

i miss all that i knew but cant remember names served in danang jul 71 to mar 72 especially remember a few guys vernon prettyhip and i believe george volpe anyone remembering me please respond god bless u all
joe burkart <kukla1007@ameritech.net>
chicago, il USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 23:35:27 (EDT)

Because of this web site John Flores My old Squad leader from B 3/21st 196Th LIB called me up and gave me orders to put my E-mail and name on this board. I'll be happy to hear from all the great Grunts that I served with. So if anyone of you remember me please write. I miss you.
Byron (Frenchie) Blanchard <blanchard52@usfamily.net>
Anoka, MN USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 13:46:04 (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)

Submitting my husband's name to e-mail. He doesn't remember much. He was a great poker player, that I've heard. Anyone out there, remember this small town guy, would love to hear from you! Thanks
Andres Gonzales <Andoglaz @aol.com>
Mathis, Tx USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 16:18:09 (EDT)

Your roll of honor shows (C/4/31), 5/23/67: Gilmer, Skinner, Stovall, Thompson, Trivette. Does anyone remember a Pfc Joseph D King KIA that day? We're trying to find out if he was with C/4/31 or 3/5 Cav. Thx. Pls email me.
Bruce Swander <bruceswander@hotmail.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 18:15:54 (EDT)

To John - If you know of some omissions from our Brigade's Honor Roll please let us know. We can't try to fix it if we don't know about it. I have emailed Gordon about his concerns but you did not leave your email address for me to write to you directly
Warren Neill - President, 196th LIB Assn <neill@indy.net>
Cicero, IN USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 22:53:09 (EDT)

I was a platoon leader with A co. 3/21 from may 67 to june 68 ... i am putting together a virtual photo album for the web during that time period .... anyone having any photos please drop me an e-mail .... also, if any live in or around the Atlanta Georgia area let me know ... best to y'all
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
alpharetta, ga USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 22:32:29 (EDT)

Would like to find Col. Robert Bacon, he took command during battle for hill 102, Que Son Valley 1969 - 1970. Believed his next tour of duty was West Point.... I was with 3/21th Lib Inf. I also was his radio man.....
RICHARD T. WASHINGTON <richard.washington@state.tn.us>
CLARKSVILLE, tn USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 10:28:43 (EDT)

Good Question, Gordon ......I know of missing people too .
John
USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 05:05:11 (EDT)

I was a demolitions specialist in the 175th Engr Co. Jul67 to Jul68. I would like to know why the names Wayne Williams and Glen Yon of of the 175th Engr Co are listed on the 196th list of dead. They both died in Vietnam and I noticed names of men that died from the same causes, so why are they not listed.
GORDON K EWASIUK <gordon.ewasiuk@trw.com>
WOODBRIDGE, VA USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 21:36:59 (EDT)

Any 156 Sig Plt people out there??? Every day is a gift!
Will Whalen <wwwillymon@cs.com>
Rochester, Ma USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 12:22:36 (EDT)

This message is for all In-Country Vietnam Veterans. First off everyone of you, are my heroes for having served in Vietnam. I am a Vietnam Era veteran. For the last eight years I have had the privilege of working with veterans, assisting them to apply for either VA compensation or pension. I do not work for the Veterans Administration (federal), I am a county veterans service officer. In the training I have had in the past year, the VA has announced that Diabetes Mellitis Type II, is a presumptive condition of veterans who served in-country in Vietnam due to being exposed to agent orange. There are oher health problems associated with DM II, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic neuropathy. If you served in Vietnam and have developed Diabetes Mellitis Type II, file a claim for compensation. There are also cancers that are associated with exposure to agent orange. I will bring my notes home some evening and put that information on this message board as well. I hope you heroes don't mind an ex-WAC leaving a message. I take my work to heart, especially when it comes to Vietnam veterans. Watch you health closely. I hope this message finds all of you healthy. May your lives be richly blessed. Respectfully, Deb
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 22:04:01 (EDT)

I am looking for information from anyone that served with my father (Gary Bushers)in Vietnam. He passed away a few years ago and I am looking for any info about where he may have served when he was there. Any info e-mailed to me would be appreciated. Thanks
Mark Bushers <Markbushers@yahoo.com>
Huntingburg, IN USA - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 00:59:05 (EDT)

Arrived in country right after TET 68. Was Bn S-3 Air an Dong HA, Became Charlie Tiger 6 after Denny Leach. Later became Co of "E" Company on FSB Center. Rotated Jan 69
Jay E. Pry <jpry1@cox.net>
Santee, CA USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 23:55:12 (EDT)

Reggie Hinson was my Cousin. He was killed in South Vietnam in Quang Tin on Feb 20, 1970. He arrived in country in Jul 20, 1969. Any information about him or his death would be appreciated.
Boyce Hamlet <boycehamlet@hotmail.com>
Little Rock, Ar USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 16:03:35 (EDT)

I'm in the Air Force, stationed at RAF Lakenheath in England. I'm searching for info. on/for my step-father Virgil W. Wilson, who was 196th, 82d Artillery. Does anyone out there remember him? Thanks
shane wacaster <shane.wacaster@lakenheath.af.mil>
APO, AE UK - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 10:33:24 (EDT)

Does anyone remember the MP Platoon, HHC, 2nd. Bgd., 5th Inf. Div., that became the MP Platoon, HHC, 196th Lt. Inf. Bde.? I was a part of that platoon (but separated from active duty) before they shipped over to Viet Nam. Contact me, please!
Bob Miloro <Pampcamp@aol.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 19:46:46 (EDT)

U.S.M.C.,Viet Nam, LZ Baldy, Jan71., would like pictures if possiable, or just rap for a while.
Jim Murray <JimBricks@aol.com>
Congers, ny USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 04:53:48 (EDT)

I served with Aco 3/21 68-69 I am from Puerto Rico and looking for any one who remember me
william solivan <solivanpost@yahoo.com>
Cayey, P.R USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 20:22:40 (EDT)

SGT EDWARD OSTROSKY - HE IS ALIVE AND LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA. WAS IN AMERICAL FOR 2 TOURS, 196TH,23 DIV & 1st BATL, 21st INFANTRY. ENLISTED JULY 67, DID TRAINING FORT BENNING. ON FIRST TOUR PLATOON HIT HARD & JUST ABOUT WIPED OUT. SUFFERED SEVERE CHEST WOUNDS NOV & EVAC'D OUT BY CHOPPER. AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN HOSPITALS IN COUNTRY EVAC TO JAPAN, THEN FORT RILEY,KS. WENT BACK FOR SECOND TOUR. HE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU GUYS THAT SERVED WITH HIM 67-72(HE IS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT/GAME WARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR LAST 25 yrs). HE CAN BE CONTACTED BY WRITING LETTER TO EDWARD OSTROSKY, 11 YORK ROAD,HOWICK 3290,REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR BY E-MAILING ME (SISTER LOIS OSTROSKY MINNICK AT LOMIN4@aol.com and I WILL PASS IT ALONG. HE FOUND OUT RECENTLY THAT TERRY SAWYER WHO LOADED HIM ON CHOPPER DAY HE WAS SHOT, DIED TWO YRS AGO FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW TERRY. MY MOTHER AND I WANT TO THANK AND BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES ALONGSIDE OF ED. HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE - IT IS DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO ACCESS INFO OVER THERE. ED WAS FROM COCOA BEACH, FLA.,
Lois Minnick <LOMIN4@aol.com>
Cochran, GA USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 17:39:42 (EDT)


Kenneth O'Brien <kenoaz@commspeed.net>
Prescott, AZ USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 22:57:20 (EDT)

HELLO. Welcome Home!! I am an original "Charger" from Ft. Devens. Went over on those beautiful "CRUISE" ships from Boston. Served with B Co. 4/31st assistant gunner on 81mm mortar. My gunner was Jim McMahon (Ill.) One of my best friends was Brendan Hoban (the Chin). He and I went AWOL from Devens before we shipped out. We went back home to Chi-town one more time. Have lost contact with almost all of the guys I was there with. Hope that where ever they are, they are doing OK. I do remember that we had a bitch of a time trying to take the Black Virgin Mt. outside of Tay-Ninh and lost alot of good men. The battle of Attleboro was another disaster thats hard to forget. Great site, keep up the good work. God bless all Vets!!
Ken Robinson (Robbie) <rken22@hotmail.com>
Renton, Wa. USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 21:52:29 (EDT)

I SERVED A CO 3/21 196th May68-may69 cannot rember what platoon.hit 13may69 medicvac out anyone that was there at the time I am here.let me here from you. names like pineapple,Butch,shorty,sims,frank arozla lt.Stump frank ware,scoutie(medic red head) comes to mind. would like to hear from anyone.last few months was rto for CO.
MIKE SANCHEZ <mike sanchez@med.va.gov>
BIG SPRING, TX. USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 10:40:53 (EDT)

I am looking for any information on my friends late uncle who served as Opns Sgt with CoA 3rd Bn, 21st Inf, 196 Inf Bde in Vietnam from 10th November 1971. He is John McCamley (Late CSM)and was a native of Scotland. If anyone has any details etc on him, his nephew and I would like to hear from you. You can reach us at the e-mail address shown. Thanks.
Nick Reville <nickjune.reville@virgin.net>
Kinross, Scotland - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 05:16:51 (EDT)

To the former members of Delta and Echo Companies, 3/21st: P. S. The reason I am helping Bert with sending messages is because he does not have a computer of his own to send and receive e-mail messages. Thanks again. Respectfully, Deb Hackman
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 23:16:54 (EDT)

Hi! My name is Deb Hackman and I am helping a friend to make contact with his buddies that he served in Vietnam with. His name is Bert Selness, nicknamed Baby Ranger while serving in Vietnam. Bert served with Delta Company (Black Death) 3/21st from 27 November 1970 through March 31, 1971 and then he served with Echo Company, 3/21st from 1 April 1971 up until the time of his ETS 24 August 1971. Bert is hoping to hear from anyone who served with Delta or Echo companies during the dates above. He would also like to know if anyone remembers the names of the medics from Delta and Echo Companies. Delta Company was at LZ Center in the mountains/central highland West of Chu Lai. If anyone out there remembers Bert, please send and message this way and I will make sure he gets it. One last comment from myself, to all of you who served in Vietnam you are my HEROES and always will be. May your lives be blessed. Take Care. Respectfully, Deb Hackman
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 23:11:42 (EDT)

I am looking for anyone who might have known Ray Hall who says he was with 196th in 68/69. I flew with the Rattlers on the Snake Doctor recovery ship for about 6 months over the Hiep Duc Valley. Got to talking with Ray and he asked me to get him info about reunions etc. Ray doesn't use the computer. Anyone with info for Ray, please send to mendot@msn.com. Thanks
J.T. Johnson <mendot@msn.com>
Plano, IL USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 21:13:44 (EDT)

serv w co c 3/21 196th lib nov 68 to aug 69 got wounded may 15,1969 near tam key ernie carrier was co.only a handful made it out alive lost over 100 men in first 15min of fire fight i was a squard leader and rto for okie blankenship sgt.great site looking for doc dingus or bob banes from tx.i been in touch with some guys so send me a email.
ed stich <estich9495@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 03:55:10 (EDT)

I was with Co.C 3rd platoon 4/31st,196th,from Dec69 to Nov70.Was a 11b all the way.Worked off of lz west & siberia.Don,remember many names.Looking for Jerry Romero.Anybody there at this time drop me a line anytime.
`J.H.Mann <jhmann8@aol.com>
Elk, Wa. USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 13:41:29 (EDT)

I am trying to get in touch with Joe Britton, Co.B 3/21, 65-67. I think he lived in MI. Have been trying several years to contact him, any info will help. Thanks ahead of time!!
Dennis Passwater, 196'er RET. <thepasswaters@hotmail.com>
Roseville, OH USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 10:33:50 (EDT)

I'm looking for anyone who knew or served with my nephew Steve Blaskovich Jr. or John Krebs in comany A the 46th Infantry at Hiep Duc area on June 7-12 1970. My nephew Steve and also John was killed on June 8th-1970. Their battalion commander was Richard F. Carvell. Aug 27th is Steve's birthday and I welcome all his brothers in the 196th as well as anyone else to visit and sign my Guest Book on my site in honor of Steve. You can put a face with the name on the wall and help me pay tribute to Steve. Id be honored to have you visit the site. It is http://cplsteveblaskovichjr.homestead.com/SteveBlasovichJr.html I'd like to find or hear from anyone who knew Steve, but I welcome you all Home and want you to knew your are appreciated for the Hell you (ALL) went through. Most Sincerely Yours BETTY (Steve Blaskovich Jr.s(AUNT)
Betty <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 06:13:59 (EDT)

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)

Thanks to this site I was able to locate John Flores, Ronnie Dewitt, Ken Hoke and Larry Osborne all of Co.B 3/21 196th. Iwas known by nickname BUMP. Good to hear from all buddies.
James L. Vandale <papabump@att.net>
Charleston, WV USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 14:06:18 (EDT)

I've visited this site several times and to be honest it's helped me alot and it's also made it possible for me to locate other members of bravo CO My name is John Flores I was in Bravo co 3/21 196inf brigade LZ Center from 9/69 to 4/70 because of this site I was able to locate Ken Hoke so if anyone out there remembers me I'll be happy to hear from you.
John A. Flores <flores@aros.net>
grantsville, ut USA - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 12:26:28 (EDT)

To the Heroes of Delta Company, 3/21st -- Does anyone out there remember Baby Ranger. Great Web Site. To all who served in Vietnam - You Are My Heroes. I lost a cousin in Vietnam, he was a door gunner.
D. Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:33:57 (EDT)

Does anybody have any information with regards to this linkhttp://www.taskforceomegainc.org/n012.html my father was Lt. Krasnomowitz and I would greatly appreciate learning more about him and his time in Vietnam. Thank you!
Rich Krasnomowitz <rkras@earthlink.net>
Hamburg, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 14:30:21 (EDT)

Looking for the guys from company E, 196th LIB, recon. 67-68. I was wounded April 13th 1968 and sent to Okinawa. Haven't seen or heard from anyone except Doc (and that was in Okinawa) until recently. Especially looking for my best buddy, Sloan. If you are out there give me a hollar.
Sam Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
Haltom City, tx USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:37:14 (EDT)

Mike Graklanoff, sorry to take so long to write but lost your new E-mail address. Got my own e-mail so I don't have to dependo n someone else. Write soon. Sam Beck
Sam Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
haltom city, tx USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:25:11 (EDT)

Mike Graklanoff, Sorry to take so long to write but lost your new address. Got my own E-mail address so I don't have to depend on someone else. Please send me you new address. Sam Beck graciesgram2000@yahoo.com
Sam Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
haltom city, tx USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:17:49 (EDT)

Still searching for former members of A,2/12th and E, 1/16th at Ft. Riley, Kansas 1961-1964. The 2/12th became the 2/18th in 63. To date I have found nine friends from A, 2/12 ,but no luck at all finding members of E,1/16th. Would like to hear from you if we served together. I was Sqd. Ldr. on 106mm R.R. crew. J. F. Cruz...J.T. Pennington...L.R. Watkins...R. L. Price...G. D. Rhoads..D.E. Winters..J.R. Fenton, if your out there ,email me.
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 09:20:17 (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 arrived in RVN for my 2d tour in June of 1970. Went to Chu Lai & was NCOIC of 15th Aerial Port ammo loading section at thw south end of the runway. We loaded lots of artillery ammo for the reopening of Kham Duc in August. Sept I was sent to Tien Phouc. The USAF had sent a Aerial Port mobility team in & out of Tien Phouc for several years and in 1970 established it as a permanent operating location. The NCO that I relieved & his 3 man team had built a hootch next to the VHF radio bunker below & to the left of the quad 50. Our job was to go down to the airstrip everyday & unload the cargo planes that came in. We also helped with the Chinook sling loads. I got an early out in Jan of 71 & left for Danang. The artillery guys of B batery 3/16 really treated us well. The Captain & First Sgt. were protective of us a looked after our well being. I wish I could remenber thier names as I would like to thank them. I stayed there 5months & my 3man team would rotate out of Danang every 10 days. It was a unique experience for a Air Force enlisted man.
Michael J Warren <mw209834@yahoo.com>
Redelands, Ca USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 15:42:21 (EDT)

My dad is Kerry L. Cooper. And I'm proud of him
Christopher Riner <riner01@yahoo.com>
Clearfield, UT USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 21:02:27 (EDT)

Looking for members from the 175th Eng. Co. or A Co. 26th Eng. Batl. Please visit our website. We have started a unit LOCATER for all units that were with the 196th. Please visit our site at: http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
N.J. USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 16:16:55 (EDT)

I was an original with the 196th. 65 - 67 Delta Company Recon Platoon 3-21. Call sign - Romeo 1-1
Jim McGinnis <JMGIN196>
Waldwick, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 10:29:40 (EDT)

I served with the 175th engr. Co. 1965-1966 Fort Devans Mass when the battilion was formed up. Wanted to hear from any one in that time frame. Retired 1993 from the Vermont National Guard with 25 years service. I am the Vermont State Director for the Korea Defense Veterans Alliance A group that was formed to get recognition for Service in Korea after 1954 to present date. We have a bill in congress S999 and HR1935 we have the support of 64 senators and 244 house of repesentives. It is encluded in the Denfense Bill for 2003. The National Web site is hhp://kdvamerica.org/ Hope to hear from any other one who served in Fort Devans in 1965-1966.
David Knudsen <huey906@aol.com>
colchester, VT USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 08:57:50 (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)

I was in the 196th Lt. inf. brigade 3rd bn 82nd arty A btry sept.1965 to july 1967. i was a truck driver in the ammo section , then after we got to vietnam they put me to sp/4 and i went on a 105 howitzer.After i got home from nam, i spun yarn in a factory for seven year, then it went under. i have been driving 18 wheelers all over the country ever since.i really enjoy reading the comments in the yearbook,thanks a bunch
steven l. miller <oct 1943@aol.com>
parkersburg, wv. USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 20:58:45 (EDT)

My name is Richard Pegram and I have just read through the guestbook. I served with E/3/21 Recon of the 196th from Feb. 68 - June 68. I was in Specter. I was in the AK Valley on April 13, 68 when we were over-run. I was lucky to make it out. After we left the DMZ in June, I went into mortars on LZ Center. I have recently been in touch with some of the old guys. I am looking to find Larry Manten, Fang and Casey. I have lately been talking to Bill Linnartz who was with Specter that nite. Love to hear from any of my old friends. Also, I have been in touch with Dan Liford and Jim McHone. Richard
Richard H. Pegram <pegramr438@aol.com>
Walkertown, n.c. USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 15:48:45 (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)

C/4/31 196th 1968/69 was first assigned to Lz Melon last out post next to DMZ sq.leader was Sgt Steve Martin. Lt. Cantrel in chg of charlie co. around June 68. So much happen our there, wish I could remeber all the good times and not so much of the bad times.
SGT JOE KIRKLAND <JOE@SCSCU.COM>
COLUMBIA, SC USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 15:26:04 (EDT)

Just wanted to say HI to all the guys in C company 3/21 196th 1st platoon 69-70.This is SSG.Don Robinson,call sign RED DOG.I served as 1st plt.squad leader then Platoon SGT.until I went to rear.We went thru some really bad times together,hope everyone who made it back is doing well.
Don Robinson
USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 08:41:14 (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 guess I should have added I was there from April 67 to April of 68.
Bobby Sinko <rsinko@state.pa.us>
Minerville, Pa USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 11:44:21 (EDT)

Would like to hear from any one that was with me in the 196 LIB 4/31 My CO was Captain James Bierschmidt aand my Plt. leader was Lt Dickey......
Bobby Sinko <rsinko@state.pa.us>
minersville, pa USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 11:41:08 (EDT)

I was in vietnam with the 4/31st 196th from 4/67 to 10/68. my name at that time was John Kaufmann. was in tet and 2 tet counter offenses. was RTO for awhile. My last 6 months was truck driver for 23rd S&T only Name I can remmber at that time is Eldarado A Brother from Chitown who was a whizzzzz at craps. and rebel who was kia in Sept of 67 he was company D's RTO we switched off and on. If any1 was there in D Co with Me would like to hear from U.
John McCasey <jbmccasey@msn.com>
Harrison, MI USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 12:07:59 (EDT)

I believe My father Richard Krasnomowitz served in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, I'm looking for anyone that might have known him. Thank you!
Rich Krasnomowitz <kras@nac.net>
Hamburg, NJ USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 16:04:34 (EDT)

Just want to tell you all what a wonderful trip it was to be in touch with two old buddies from the Nam years. An interesting catharsis takes place with the unspoken empathy that's present. Joe Phillips and I served over half a tour together in the bush. What an experience it was to hear another perspective of a particular combat encounter when the other person was only a first-down distance away from you! The affect all that adrenalin has on the long-term memory is really amazing. Doug Bastian and I went through Basic, AIT, NCO Academy, and Jump School together. Then we didn't see each other until our last day in Nam when we were both in Cam Ran Bay waiting to get on a manifest for the world. I want to thank the producers of this site for providing the means and motivation and motivation to contact these guys from an all-affecting time of my life. I think it's important for all of us NamVets to stay in touch on several levels. We represent a unique, group consciousness in our country. When we're gone a lot of that consciousness is going to be lost. Only our words are going to be left. Live long and healthy, Brothers!
Jim Becker (Phred) <jaybker@aol.com>
Clinton, NY USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 21:08:19 (EDT)

I was in the 196th April 68 to April 69 anyone by any chance remember me. I can't really come up with any sir names but some of the guys who kept me alive in my squad I remember one was nicknamed "Shorty" he was from the east coast maybe NY. The other I can remember was "Smitty" he was my squad leader a good old country boy or should I say a good old southern brother. Not sure what state but thought hey whats the harm in trying this you just never know. I also spent a small amount of time on fire support base East and Center at the very end of my tour its a good thing I got out when I did fire support east was overrun a few weeks after I arrived home guess my luck held to but my brothers there didn't. One other name I have, or knew he wasn't in my company but was from my home town and we were friends in the real world. Pat Nolton not sure the spelling of his last name is correct. I was setting on the chopper pad on Center when out of the jungle walks this guy and as he got closer I said he looks like...... No way I said Pat he said Mark we both freaked. 15,000 miles from home and here is a friend of mine lifes a funny thing. And for anyone that may have known him he is dead passed away a long time back..... please feel free in e-mailing me even if your not sure you knew me we are all thats left you know and brothers till the very end..........
Mark Robinson (rabbit) <caniplaythru@hotmail.com>
Plainwell, MI USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 11:31:05 (EDT)

Am looking for a dear old freind. I was assigned to "F" troop 17th Cav. and he was assigned to 196th Inf Brgd. He was a mechanic, his name was Clifford Brown. He was from Tennessee. We went through AIT together, served in Germany together, and went to Nam together, we also came home together. Have not been able to locate him since 1968 when, I took him home to Greeneville,Tenn. Would appreciate any info as to his whereabouts. Thanks, Live long Brothers/Sisters of our time.
Warren Barnett <barnokie@att.net>
Shawnee, OK USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 03:19:56 (EDT)

I WAS WITH ECO RECON 1967/68 WITH A LT HOG KNOW AS YUMA I WAS WITH THE SPECTER/ASSASSINS
THOMAS T BRYANT <thomasbryant188@msn.com>
easley , sc USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 13:46:06 (EDT)

A company 4/31st 196th LIB '69-'70. Looking for SSgt Jim Bytart or anyone else who may have served with me.
Bob "Prune" Jeans <1028Irishman@aol.com>
Kenilworth, NJ USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 10:04:10 (EDT)

I WAS WITH C BATRY 3RD 82ND ARTY CAME FROM 2ND ARMOR DIV FT HOOD TX WITH WARD,ADKINS,ADKINS,BREVARD,BROWN,COMPTON,JEW, BATCHELOR, CUNNINGHAM,FERRELL,KAUPPINEN. LEFT ON ADVANCE PARTY FROM FT DEVENS TO TAY NINH ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE BOAT ARRIVED. WAS IN FDC WITH SEGRUE, MCBRIDE,LT GIBSON
MIKE COLLINS <mjcollins161@yahoo.com>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 18:57:59 (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)

Welcome Home looking for wilson or o'neal who served with me 196th.D 3/21 may67/may68 new jersey Kas
Ralph Kasnowski <ralph_kasnowski@merck.com>
Carteret, New Jersey USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 14:07:13 (EDT)

Charlie Company 4/31 Third Platoon, all of 1969 I have contacted lots of us 3rd platoon 11Bs that survived Aug 69 including our famous Rocky Bleier. If you were a Charlie Company 3rd platooner email me.
Bob Herrmann <shirley@sinosa.com>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 01:18:47 (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)

Manuel Valenzuela Army 196th 3/21 A company. Where are you manny?
ranger Bob <Rangerbob@aol.com>
San Francisco, USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 07:31:31 (EDT)

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

Sargent Michael John Bayne, KIA, 3/28/71 ... You will never be forgotten, You spent your time in hell and now your with our Savior.
John A. Altfeltis, SMC (SW), USNR-Retired <altfeltis@juno.com>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 21:11:29 (EDT)

Having got the earlier message off my chest, I am looking particularly for Captain John Bates, M.D., Brigade Surgeon from around May until after November 1967. John was, I believe, a Texan, and as of 1967 was maried to Mary. John was the best man (and only guest, with Mary) at my wedding in Hawaii on R&R on Septemebr 10, 1967, and saved my life in November of the same year. Allen C. B. Horsley, Cpt, JAGC.
Alen C. B. Horsley <azhorsle@llgm.com>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 15:57:08 (EDT)

This is the first time I have visited the site. Why, I am not at all sure, other then that I try not to spend a lot of time thinking about Chu Lai April to Novemebr '67. I am increasingly unsuccesful in that effort - and increasingly concerned with the fate and fortune of my brothers of the 196th.
Allen C. B. Horsley <azhorsle@llgm.com>
Boston, Mass USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 15:49:26 (EDT)

Great site for a great unit. I am keeping a roster for all men who served with Delta - 4/31st. 196th. L.I.B. We have over 300 current names, addresses and e - mail addresses. We hope to all meet at the 196th. Reunion in Branson,MO. July 31st. to Aug. 2nd. 2003 I can be contacted for further information. Vance A. van Wieren - 6654 - 122nd. ave. Fennville, MI. 49408 Tel. 269 - 543 - 3661 or e - mail vw196nam@i2k.com
Vance A. van Wieren <vw196nam@i2k.com>
Fennville, MI USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 08:51:48 (EDT)

Looking for former members of the 196th Bde Band. I served with the Americal Div Band from Jun 71 until it was redesignated the 196th Bde Band in Nov 71. I left DaNang in Mar 72 as a SP5 playing clarinet and trumpet.
LTC E. ROBERT CLIFTON, USAR (Ret) <bob.clifton@us.army.mil>
Antelope, CA USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 13:32:49 (EDT)

I just came across the guestbook of the 196th and would like to know if anyone served with my first cousin, Philip Adams, KIA 1967 in Quang Tin Province. He and I were very close and although I know he died for his country, I still to this day do not know all the circumstances. If anyone has any information they would like to share with me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless to all those who have served.
Tom Adams <tjadams@mail.osp.com>
Brewster, NY USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 15:38:26 (EDT)

great site.....just stumbled upon it this morning. Was with the 1st of the 46th 1968...1969. Hope every one is in good health .....welcome any e mails....
dave alderfer <moa2@prodigy.net>
telford, pa USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 09:15:52 (EDT)

Update on JAMES A. MASTEN!! He was with B Co. 4th battalion, 31st inf.
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
N.J. USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 18:38:40 (EDT)

A COMPANY 4/31ST
TIM JAKUBOWSKI <TJAKE9819@AOL.COM>
LANSING , ILL USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 19:40:35 (EDT)

Looking for any one who was with or remembers JAMES A. MASTEN, Kia'd 2/23/67. He was only in country about 2 weeks. Please contact me.
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
N.J. USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 19:16:42 (EDT)

For J. Trotter. Thanks for your reply. You areb the first one . Yes Yes Yes Bull from Maryland Pluto from Sebawng Mi (sic) Russian from the Aluitan islands . Hope to see another posting from you or anyone B. 1st 46th ,and by the way I still catch all the rays I can . Speed Out.
c.d. wittenbach
Ionia, Mi USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 16:26:22 (EDT)

E 3/21 196th LIB Vietnam 67-69 My nane is Bill Linnartz (Wildchild)I have been comunicating with a few of the brothers from the old unit (Assassin & Specter)and look forward to seeing all of you at the 2003 Reunion in Branson MO. next year.
Bill(Wildchild)Linnartz <billjessy50@aol.com>
Centerview, MO USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 11:45:48 (EDT)

Would like to contact Harold, Sgt. Harold Johnson...youi were the gun pit sergeant on LZ Linda in 1971, responsible for what was reputed to be the be 81 mortar crew in-country. I was fortunate to spend some time with you, as I remember you might be from CA, also were involved in the Cambodia invasion...I know we were "seasoned" enough to spend an attack under your sandbags, side by side and sharing old stories... a great guy that I'd like to hear from. Aaron Taylor
AARON TAYLOR <aaront111@msn.com>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 02:32:14 (EDT)

Looking for information or anyone who may remember my father. His name is Mike Edgington and he served in A, 3/21 196th LIB from 1/69 to 1/70. Not sure which platoon. Especially interested in any info or someone who remembers Chris Peebler, same unit KIA 6/13/69 in Quang Nam province.
David Edgington <edge1173@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 08:55:24 (EDT)

I was with the 196th from 1971-1972 ending with the 3/21st in aug 1972
john leboutheller <carrracecarr@cs.com>
north highlands, ca USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 23:32:45 (EDT)

I am trying to locate Nicholas Borocino who commanded B/4/31IN from 08/15/66-02/67. Nick subsequently served as the S_1 for 4/31 IN.
James R Bouldin <jabldn@aol.com>
Montgomery, , AL USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 22:16:48 (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)

Former: Sgt,E5, Squad Leader 106MM,R.R. Served: 1961-1964,Ft. Riley, Kansas Units: Co.A, 2 Bn. 12Th. Inf. Reg. 1961-1963 Co.E, 1St Bn. 16Th. Inf. Reg. 1963-1964 Both these Units were part of the 1St. Infantry Division"THE BIG RED ONE". During this...Cold War Era. Would greatly appreciate any information about, or responses from former members of either of these units. The 2/12Th. was disbanded at Ft. Riley, shortly after I left,and then became the 2Bn. 18Th. Inf. Reg. I have been told that the 1/16Th. went to Vietnam and became the 5/60Th. Inf. ............................ALSO....................................... The Society of the First Infantry Division has a message board at: www.bigredone.org moy3rd@hotmail.com
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 20:52:23 (EDT)

I HAVE A COPY OF "VIET NAM THE SECOND YEAR" IT BELONGED TO MY LATE HUSBAND BILL RICE. HE WAS A MEDIC IN VIET NAM DISCHARGED 1971. HE PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 2000. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS HIM.
VALERIE A. RICE <VRICE41601@AOL.COM>
SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 21:44:10 (EDT)

I am trying to put together a list of everyone that was assigned to "A" / 3-21 ... between April 1967 and may 1968 .... if you can e-mail me it would be helpful ... thank you for serving and look forward to hearing from you .... best regards
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
Roswell, Ga USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 10:01:16 (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 B co.3/21 from Feb. 70 to Dec.70 Great site saw some names from the past that I hope I never forget.
Freddy DePriest <bladr.boy@verizon.net>
Chesterton, IN United States - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 21:03:04 (EDT)

Looking for anything about PFC E.J. Eldon (Butch) Kirkpatrick Jr. KIA March 11, 1968. He was with Co. B 21st. Inf. 196 Lt. Inf. Brg. 1967-1968. We are trying to do a movie about his life. please help. Dave Sloan 844 Boulevard Rd. Ashland, Ohio 44805 419-962-1803 sloan@bright.net
Dave Sloan <sloan@bright.net>
Ashland, Oh USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 16:34:32 (EDT)

I'm looking to see if anyone has a copy of the 196th LIB "yearbook" for 1971. I was a pig gunner in Alpha Co., 1/46th, 196th LIB in 1971-72, and was told that they were supposed to have a picture of me and a couple others as the lead-in photo for the book. The photo was apparently taken as we were returning to DaNang after a particularly long patrol. Now my children have heard of it and would like to find a copy. Thanks for the help, I'm sure all who have survived remember our lost buddies.
Aaron Taylor <aaront111@msn.com>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 21:13:30 (EDT)

i think all the men that went to this war deserve a medalthey did a wonderfull job .
louise <llulujjlulu@aol.com>
worcestershire, england - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 10:06:01 (EDT)

TO ALL MY FELLOW 196TH BROTHERS. wELCOMA HOME THANKS FORA JOB WELL DONE. I HAVEA GROUP ON PAL TALK.COM CALLED THE 196TH LIGHT INFANTRY GROUP. IF YOU DECIDE TO DOWN LOAD PALTALK ADD THIS NAME TO YOUR BUDDIE LIST TOMMY_351 THEM SEND ME A MESSAGE SO I CAN CONTACT YOU.I WAS WITH CO A 3/21/196TH APRIL 25 1968 TO MAY 25 1969. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON MAY THIS MESSAGE FIND YOU AND YOURS AND GOOD HEALTH .
tom crawley aka John Wayne <olddigger@earthlink.net>
Mcloud, ok USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 09:20:53 (EDT)

TO BEN HAWCO: FIRST OF ALL HAWCO WAS ALSO A BROTHER TO ALL OF US IN A-3/21. I DIDN'T REALIZE I WOULD GET A RESPONSE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. I APPOLIGIZE IF I OFFENDED OR UPSET YOU IN ANY WAY. THE DAY IT HAPPENED WILL BE WITH ME FOR EVER. HAWCO WAS A VERY GOOD MAN! OTHERWISE HE WOULD NOT HAVE DIED BY HELPING SOMEONE ELSE. TAKE CARE BEN.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 12:55:16 (EDT)

i served in chu lai from 5/68 to 7/69 infantry D4/31 americal division. lz baldy lz gimlet que son valley. I'm from buffalo ny.
richard czop <raczop@earthlink.net>
clarence, ny USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 08:07:30 (EDT)

I am from Puerto Rico. Was cook in HHQ 196th from jul 70 to aug 71 (Hawk Hill / Danang). Proud to be part of the 'CHARGERS'.
Efrain Rodriguez <erodriguez60@hotmail.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 23:41:13 (EDT)

This is addressed to Merlyn(Minnesota)and anyone who may have known my Brother Sgt Richard J.Hawco Killed Jan 26 1970 a friend from work Jim Becker got me here I read what merlyn said and would like to know more about my Brother. I know he went airborne and ranger,not sure what kind of unit he ended up getting attached to thank much for the help already thanks for the web page and internet Ben
Ben Hawco <Bentoga1@aol.com>
Schenectady, NY USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 19:40:37 (EDT)

Looking for Mike Mann, poleman HHC Commo Plt. Last known address some whewre in Mexico Maine
Lewis R. Walton <lwaltonret@msn.com>
Frederick, MD United States - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 07:52:30 (EDT)

For all you old "F Troopers" out there: don't forget our website at www.ftrp17cav196.com - for those who missed the great brigade reunion in Gettysburg last summer, there are many good photos of your old recon buddies. Keep five yards...
Dave Morris <dmorris@ftrp17cav196.com>
Trumbull, CT USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 19:14:10 (EDT)

I am looking for Gary Rhinehart who was stationed in Okinawa from July '68 to May '69. We worked in Admin. Branch,U.S. Army medical depot,Ryuku Islands. I believe Gary is from Pennsylvania.
Sam Beck <bbier@aol.com>
haltom, tx USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 14:33:49 (EDT)

To all who served during the viet-nam war era , you all are my heros, thank you for a job well done and welcome home boys , God bless each and every one of you.
kathy <winterwolf55@msn.com>
hilton, ny USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 14:09:33 (EDT)

Merlyn, I see that the loach crash happened after I DEROSED. We had a resupply helo crash on the supply pad by the mortars, sorry, I don't remember the date, but it was a resupply going out to Delta, with the 4 day resupply. A short timer working on the pad, waiting for DEROSE date was killed by the blade of the helo. If anyone remembers the date this happened, I would like to know.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@cox.net>
Salina,, KS USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 12:54:20 (EDT)

TO JIM K. I WAS WITH A CO. 3/21 SEPT 69 ARL 70. GOOD TO HERE FROM SOMEONE FROM SAME TIME FRAME.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 11:12:24 (EDT)

TO JIM TREPOY: SAW YOUR RESPONSE TO MY MESSAGE ON THE LOACH. THE DAY IT HAPPENED WAS JAN.26TH 1970. THE PAD WAS JUST EAST OF ARTY AND IF I REMEMBER RIGHT,THERE WAS INFIRMRY BUNKER NEXT TO IT. WE CAME RUNNING FROM ANOTHER BUNKER WHERE WE WERE GIVING DEPOSITIONS. THAT BUNKER WAS ABOUT 30 METERS TO THE EAST OF THE PAD. HOPE THIS GIVES YOU A BETTER PICTURE JIM, OF WHERE IT HAPPENED. JUST LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 10:06:31 (EDT)

Merlyn (Minnesota), saw your message about a loach that crashed on LZ Center. I was on Center Jun68-Jun 69, when did the crash occur, and what part of Center did the Loach crash? We had pads for the C&C, supply pad by the mortars, and a pad at the Arty area. Please let me know.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@cox.net>
Salina, KS USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 14:19:56 (EDT)

TO JIM BECKER LOOKING FOR INFO ON SGT HAWCO: I WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE WAS KILLED ON LZ CENTER. BAD SCENE. I WAS WITH A CO 3/21 1ST PLATOON. HAWCO WAS WITH 2ND OR 3RD PLATOON. HE WAS KILLED BY A LOACH. THE CHOPPER CRASHED AND HAWCO MYSELF AND ONE OTHER GRUNT WENT TO PULL THE PILOT OUT WHEN HAWCO RAN INTO THE BLADE. IT WAS REALLY TOUGH TO GO BACK TO THE REST OF THE PLATOON TO TELL THEM THE BAD NEWS. SORRY THAT WAS A BAD DAY.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:57:13 (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)

With A 3/21 196th. Jan 69. Wounded May 13th. Nick name DenDen. Squad leader Baker.
Dennis Strianese <dstrianese@therousecompany.com>
Columbia, MD USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 13:50:52 (EDT)

I am cpl Steve Blaskovich Jr.s Aunt. I wanted to leave a message of love for Steve who was taken from us on 6-8-70 in Nam with the 196th. The years have been many but it seems like only yesterday. Steve you are loved and always in my heart. Steve and myself was 3 years apart and grew up like sister and brother. My website in honor of Steve is to keep his memory alive and let others put a face with the name on the wall. Steve is my Hero. I hope you will visit my site in honor of Steve and sign the Guest Book and help keep his memory alive. God Bless all of the 196th *MY ALL Love BETTY* http://cplsteveblaskovichjr.homestead.com/SteveBlaskovichJr.html
Betty <Photoboop@cs.com>
OHIO USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 01:30:42 (EDT)

If you are LOOKING for 196th UNIT WEBSITES..Try This Site: http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/196thInfantryBrigade.html
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
N.J. USA - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 07:42:35 (EDT)

It's a shame I didn't run across this tour of the DaNang area before today. The tour is running from Jun2-13- interesting itinerary. http://www.miltours.com/tours/2002/VN-Recon-4-2002.htm
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 11:15:14 (EDT)

I was in Vietnam June 65-66 w/1st Inf Div, spending some time by Dau Tieng. I'm writing a book on "Vietnam's 16 Unsung Heroes," the chaps we lost their, one being yours, Chaplain William Feaster June-Nov 66. I found material on his years prior to Vietnam and would appreciate any personal reflections of him "in country." Thank you, Ray Pezzoli Jr.
Ray Pezzoli Jr. <RAP3000@msn.com>
Kihei, Maui, HI USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 21:21:40 (EDT)

Great site. My father was the Provost Marshall (MAJ Linc Brigham)when the BDE shipped out to Vietnam. My memories are of the BDE marching all over Devens and me marching right beside. If you knew my father let me know. He is still alive but doesn't talk much about any of the three wars he has been in.I served for 20 and am very proud of you guys for keeping it safe.
SFC (Ret) Clint Brigham <clinton.brigham@cmtymail.104asg.army.mil>
USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 09:20:44 (EDT)

Reporting a new e-mail address.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@cox.net>
Salina, KS USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 15:39:54 (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)

Looking for "Schroeder" from 2nd platoon Co.A-3/21 Summer & Fall of 71 - AnSon Valley in the QueSon Valley off of LZ Gimlet- Hill-510 - where are ya surfer dude...
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 17:15:18 (EDT)

Served with recon 4/31 Apr 70. Served with Charlie co from May to Nov 70.I was a Medic.
Bill gardiner <Billgardiner@fuse.net>
Hamilton, Oh USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 23:20:58 (EDT)

to minnesota: what company were you in? i was 1st lt. in c-3-21 11/69-5-70
jim kirkpatrick <kirk6841@aol.com>
shawnee, ks USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 22:29:43 (EDT)

Trotter I remember the ridgeline bunkers did a week or two once when we came in once, I had the one by the main road. Alot of guys in the 1/46 were n. Carolina guys , but I forget most the names. Do you remeber a guy named Bunker? He was a N,Carolina guy if I recall.Same time.
jim
USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 02:31:36 (EDT)

I was with charlie co 3/21, nov 68-nov69. i was in battle near tam ky on may 12-15. i am looking for more info, if you can help please email me. i was humping the first 6 months and with the 81mm on center the last 6 months.
paul reamer <justinjudex@aol.com>
naperville, il USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 22:24:23 (EDT)

Served with Co B 1st plt,196th,from mid Dec of 69 till mid June 70. Based at LZ PRO. Looking for anyone from our group for a reunion in July.
David Woods <dmwoods5716@hotmail.com>
Davenport, Ia USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 20:29:09 (EDT)

I would like for someone that was in Abtry 3/82nd from sept. i966 till july 1967 to contact me. i would like to hear from you.
steven L. miller <oct 1943@aol.com>
parkersburg, wv USA. - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 18:25:13 (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)

Served with A Co, 4th Bn, 31st Inf - Sept 70 - Sept 71. Looking for Chuck Reed, Goofy Thompson, or any of the guys in the mortars on LZ Siberia.
Joe Hayes <hayesrj@ci.richmond.va.us or rhayes1604 @aol.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 23:25:52 (EDT)

served with B-3/82 arty 8-67 to8-68.Spent a lot opf time at LZ Center.I do not remember very much about the last move we made,I believe it was called LZ Oconner. If any one remembers and can help I would like to hear from you.thanks
Danny L Jordan <jord9090@bellsouth.net>
Mims, Fl USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 19:14:26 (EDT)

Hello to everyone--been a long time--ran across website and thought I would add my name to the pot. Served 1st Bn. 46th co. B,3rd plt. from Aug '71 to April 72. Saw C.D.Wittenbach entry. Remember Trotter Speed? Hung around with "Bull","Tennesee","Russian" King, Michael,Pluto,Minnick and I've forgotten so many more. Speed do remember the ridgeline bunker guard duty where you were gettin some sun? will check back. Hope to hear from some old friends.
James Trotter <jimtrotter@netzero.net>
Mount Holly, NC USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 12:32:47 (EDT)

I served with Black Death, D co. 3/21 196th. LIB from March of 1970 till Jan 1971. I need to find Doc's name. Please contact me if you can help. My first nick name was Mr. Lucky untill I got sick down to 80 lbs and was called the walking dead.
Charles M. Trolia <ctrolia@cfl.rr.con>
Palm Bay, Fl USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:55:33 (EDT)

Was in 196 light infantry Co.B 3/21 from June 69 to April 70 I was an M-60 Gunner, Am looking for my asst. gunner Frank Senneca, Frank was from Senneca New York Frank is an American Indian Who`s father was chief of the tribe in 1969. Frank will remember me from a fist fight in the chapel we had on forward firebase L.Z. center.Or anyone else that served in 3rd platoon during this time.
Anthony (Tony ) Nigro <Snigro@kc.rr.com>
Kansas City, mo USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:33:51 (EDT)

I was looking at Infantry sites. If you get a chance check mine out at. Http://www.angelfire.com/space/68-69/welcome.html
Former Grunt <grunt68_69@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 06:26:37 (EDT)

WAS WITH 3/21,C COMPANY "CHARLIE TIGERS" FROM APRIL 69 THRU MARCH 70. CARRIED THE M-79 FOR SECOND PLT(?). WORKED OFF LZ CENTER. WOUNDED AT TAM-KY ON MAY 14th(?), TWO WEEKS AT DA-NANG THEN BACK TO MY OLD SLOT WITH THE THUMPER. TRANSFED TO 81MM MORTARS ON LZ CENTER IN DECEMBER 69 (?)(MY MIND IS NOT SO GOOD ANYMORE). GREAT WEB SITE---THANKS
JB EVANS <EVANS@GTW.NET>
FENTON, MO USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 22:59:02 (EDT)

Hello to all the Tigers of "Go-Go Company, A 4/31. I was CO Jan-Jun 67 Tay Ninh & Chu Lai. Took over from Jim Bouldin, 1st Co CO, Ft Devens and Chu Lai. His E-Mail is jabldn@aol.com. Like to hear from any of our Great Grunts.
Bob Bailey <abnb0b@aol.com>
Mountain City, TN USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 23:35:42 (EDT)

I'm looking for Gary Banash, Bruce Summers, Fred Austin, Sgt. Metz, Lt. Kelly, Lt. Smith who I served with in Vietnam in Chu Lia/Da Nang/Whay.....or DMZ. Contact me through my wife's email address and I will get back to you asap.
William Mingo <gsmou812@aol.com>
Los Osos, Ca USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 15:19:00 (EDT)

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)

Was with B/3/21, 3rd Plt., Dec 66-Dec 67 would like to here from anyone from the unit.
Dennis Eads <denjo@voyager.net>
Bainbridge, Oh USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 01:15:31 (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 get in contact with LTC Coley who commanded 4/31 from 11/66 -05/67.
James Bouldin <jabldn@aol.com>
Montgomery, Al USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 21:32:29 (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)

Just found this really great site while fumbleing with this computer. As the years have passed I have grown to realize what we did and how good it makes me feel to have been a part of it. I was one of the original I guess...Basic at Devens and the cruise ship PATCH to Voung Tou (?) 1966. Earl Toomey, Doc, Mark Brennan (General now) and a bunch of other great guys who's names escape me at the moment. I worked with the commo section in HHC and with the help of 'Lurch' I managed to get in to the fray with the Recon outfit F troop 17th. We were the original LRRPs there. I have some great stories. If you were there give me a call. Photos too. Snail mail = 308 S. Union Av. Roswell, NM 88203. Keep your heads down.
Robert (Bob) Clarke <rclarke@fletc.treas.gov>
Roswell, NM USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 17:33:24 (EDT)

I'm putting together a couple of annotated maps of the NuiChom battle(Nov'68)and the HeipDuc(DeathValley)Aug'69 battle. I have the account of NuiChom from Sgt.George Hawkins&Sgt.Glenwood Harvey,but there's some gaps of what B&C Companies did and where everyone went after the battle.I also need to know where "A" went after they reached the ridgeline(I'm guessing left or West).If anyone can remember how this battle went, contact me.I'm trying to make this map/story as accurate as possible....I'm getting the Death Valley story from the book "Death Valley-the Summer Offensive" by Keith Nolan. I need to know where(map wise) each company was during this battle and especially exactly where "D" was.Hopefully you officers, NCO's and RTO's can help me with this project because it "will" be a good one.....Robert Shrake 1st Plt. SGT/SSGT C-4-31....Also,anyone that's interested in these maps/storyline, send me a note and I'll keep on file to send you when they're finished.
Robert Shrake <rshrake@bellsouth.net>
Snellville, Ga. USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 18:41:34 (EDT)

Anyone out there a part of 1st platoon, A Co, 1/46, 71-72? This is your LT calling. How about SFC Garlic, SSG Miles, Jimmy Cox, Jimmy Battle, "Doc," Mike Bressert, Bruce Mulvaney (sp). My "pig" gunner, Mike Harper, located me. Where are the rest of you guys?
Kenneth Fendley <fendleys@fbchnc.org>
Hendersonvile, NC USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 20:19:04 (EDT)

I'm looking for information about a US Ranger KIA who served in the 196th. His name is Sgt. Richard J Hawco. All we know is that he died on January 26, 1970. Any further information regarding his death would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Becker <jaybker@aol.com>
Clinton, NY USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 20:03:08 (EDT)

I served in C 4/31, July 67 to June 68,I would like to contact, any one who was in the unit at the same time.
Joe Des Granges <jdesgranges@gci.net>
Palmer, AK USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 18:12:08 (EDT)

COMPANY D /4/31/196
BART MARTELL <BMAR349632@AOL.COM>
WATERFORD, MI. USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 12:55:53 (EDT)

I am looking for anyone who served with my uncle in the 196th in Chu Lai about 1969-1972. His name is Louis Kraintatz otherwise known as "Butch" He passed away in a V.A. hospital in Milwaukee in 1994. Would love to hear from anyone who served with him and can tell me more about his tour over there. I am serving in the Navy and have been for seventeen years. He didn't talk much about his expierience in Nam. But he was and always will be my Hero for serving there. Then again all of you who served in Nam are my Heros!! Thank you!!!
Ron Maierle <rjames@lemoorenet.com>
Lemoore, CA USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 23:46:09 (EDT)

Looking for info on CHARLES GROH ... KIA 1/2/69 ... 3rd platoon, 4-31 Battallion, Quang Nam. Charlie was like a big brother to me, we grew up in the Bronx, NYC. Would like to know the details of what went down. I was only 16 when he died. I spent my time in Quang Tri province in 1969. But I have always wanted to know what happened, he was first reported MIA and then weeks later KIA. I remember him in his casket and he seemed so different. Didn't even look like Charlie. Please, someone help me with this ... I just have to know. Thanks ...
Pete Maestre <cptpoet@metrocast.net>
Sanford, ME USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 19:14:45 (EDT)

Enjoyed the guestbook. Doc Crawford, medic from 3rd platoon of B Co of 3/21 from Sept 1970-July 1971 looking for other members of platoon, including Oscar Salinas, Don Ruff, Teach Kerry Odonnell, Coach Danny Harris, Gene Odd Jobs Vollmer, E.P. Robertson, Garon Smith and Dave Stretch Spaeth. Email me at Crawford.Dave@epa.gov.
Dave ("Doc") Crawford <Crawford.Dave@epa.gov>
Arlington, VA USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 11:46:38 (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)

Looking for anyone that was part of Task Force Gimlet, June 72- August-72. Danang, 3/21 INFANTRY, TOW MISSLE, GROUP. Was Part of this section.
Dave Ballard <junglemist72@yahoo.com>
Evansville, In USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 22:00:22 (EDT)

I served with C & HQ Batteries 3/82nd Arty from Oct.1965 to April 1967 when I was transfered to the HQ Battery 1/84th Arty.,9th Inf.Div.at Bear Cat. I was stationed atFt. Reilly, Kansas after Viet Nam, where I Served with 67th Signal Bn. I keep in touch with Jeff Dillon who was in fdc., and Joe Dussault who was a Bn. medic with the 82nd Arty. I have been a Veterans Service Officer for the State of Massachusetts for the past 14 years. I have attended several of the reunions but missed Gettysberg last year. Looking for anyone who was with C or HQ 3/82 65-67.and/or was transfered to the 84th Arty with the infussion program. I am headed for Hawaii in September and I am looking forward to visiting the new 196th HQ. For those who took basic at Ft. Devens, it is gone. It has been turned into a commercial business zone. Very little remains of the post as we new it. What a shame. Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me when we were young.
Paul Flynn <vetagent@stoughton.org>
Stoughton, MA USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 11:11:26 (EDT)

I served as Brigade Surgeon for the 196th and c.o. of the medical company ["pill pusher"] at Hawk Hill from May to December, 1970. Would be most interested in hearing from anyone who passed through or served at our clearing company.
frank scarpa, m.d. <lcscarpa@optonline.net>
greenwich, , ct. USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 22:15:29 (EDT)

Hello, I served in E-Recon 2/7 1st Cav Div July70-Mar71. Our platoon leader was Lt Denis Pieck (PEEK) who came to us in Sept 70 from the 196th. I don't know which unit. If anyone remembers his name please write. Thanks
Kevin Perrier <kevperr@yahoo.com>
Mpls, Mn USA - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 17:10:06 (EDT)

THINK I KNOW RANGER BOB LOOKING FOR SGT RALPH BIBBS. WE WERE TOGETHER MAY 68 TIL I WAS WOUNDED MAR 69 YOU OUT THERE RALPH,HOW ABOUT YOU DEAN OR ANY OF YOU FROM CO B 3-21 196 THE BEST, AHEAD OF ALL THE REST HOLLOW AT ME
SFC ELBERT ORR <WWW,0KNIGHTHAWK5@AOL.COM>
HEMPSTEAD , NY USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 12:10:46 (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)

Former: Sgt,E5, Squad Leader 106MM,R.R. Served: 1961-1964,Ft. Riley, Kansas Units: Co.A, 2 Bg. 12Th. Inf. Reg. 1961-1963 Co.E, 1St Bn. 16Th. Inf. Reg. 1963-1964 Both these Units were part of the 1St. Infantry Division"THE BIG RED ONE". During this...Cold War Era..period. Would greatly appreciate any information about, or responses from former members of either of these units. The 2/12Th. was disbanded at Ft. Riley, shortly after I left. The 1/16Th. went to Vietnam after I was discharged in 1964. Fellow members of that outfit would have been there 1965,66, possibly 1967. moy3rd@hotmail.com
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 21:03:42 (EDT)

Looking to talk to others fom our section. Spud, Browny,Greg and others. Pinky
John Higgins (pinky) <Higgijl2@sssnet.com>
Massillon, Oh USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 22:14:37 (EDT)

from speed. still looking for anyone with 1st 46th fall 71 thru spring 72 any reply's welcome .win lose or draw we was there . i' loved having the black cats fly us anywhere anytime they were good . don't forget the BOB HOPE SHOW. can you believe the guy's still alive . SPEED OUT.
c.d.wittenbach.''speed''
Ionia, Mi. USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 19:39:55 (EDT)

This is a great site! My brother, Kim, is the current Brigade Commander. Hooah!
Brent Kadesch <blkva@earthlink.net>
Suffolk, VA USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 11:25:39 (EDT)

I was a Warrant Officer pilot with the Headquarters Aviation Section all of 1967. We had a chance to fly some very interesting missions in and out of country. Flew Cobras my second tour out of Pleiku.
John Simpers <johnlynn@southshore.com>
Omaha, AR USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 16:10:32 (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)

Looking for WEBSITES of the units that served with the 196th Infantry. We have started a locater on this site: http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html
Ron Titus <barny@fast.net>
Phillipsburg, N.J. USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 11:45:39 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who remembers Sgt. JAMES A. MASTEN, Kia'd 2/23/67. or Sp4 DENNIS KLINE who served with the D Co. 3/21 before being sent to the 25th Division and Kia'd.If you remember them, please visit their Memorial Site at: http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html and leave a remembrance.
Ron Titus <barny@fast.net>
Phillipsburg, N.J. USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 11:37:58 (EDT)

Was with B Co. 3/21 in country(Nam) Feb.'68- June '68. 4th platoon. WIA in June'68. Looking for "Toby"-Ed Totten from Jersey. We took RVN AIT at Ft. Polk Nov./ Dec. '67
Ken Sisco <bigd1@gte.net>
New Port Richey, Fl. USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 21:16:51 (EDT)

FOR C. WISE THANK YOU FOR REPLY. WHO DO YOU REMEMBER OR WHERE DO YOU RECALL BEING . I KNEW SOMEONE IN ALL THE CO. WE TRAINED AT FT. POLK AND THEN WHEN WHEREVER IN COUNTRY. I'M SUREW THAT WE WOULD HAVE HAD MUTUAL FRIENDS I'LL CHECK BACK HERE SOON .THANKS AGAIN . SPEED OUT..
c.d. wittenbach
ionia, MI USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:53:09 (EDT)

C.D. Wittenbach: Was with the 1/46th during that time until they stood down. I don't recall the Company, was too long ago.We justed humped anyway, every month or so we came in for two days then went back out.
Charlie Wise
USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 02:11:56 (EDT)

Served with B Battery 3/82 Artillery, April 67-68. In some ways it seems like yesterday, in many other ways it was a almost a lifetime ago......
Michael Smith <airsmith@aol.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:02:59 (EDT)

Ft Polk 68 and B 4/31 May thru November 69 then drove for arty in 11th bde AO until May 70. Great reunion last Aug in Gettysburg. Sixteen guys from third plt B co, they were amazing then and now. Bezat, Hillard, Shep, Stevens, Corson where are you?
Craig Fletcher <fletchw20@attbi.com>
Ruston, WA USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 13:08:03 (EDT)

LEFT DIX TO DEVENS IN 1965 WAS IN A CO.3/21 3rd PLT. UNTIL 1966. ALWAYS REMEMBER SGT. THOMAS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS TIME.
BOB SHILES-THE MAD AMERICAN <KSHILES269@AOL.COM>
PENNSVILLE, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 21:52:03 (EDT)

To all my brothers of 3rd Plt. A 3/21 from Nov69-Oct70 this is "P.J.". To Mo,Paul,Dayrl and Lt. Butch and the rest of Co. A. our annual rememberance of 1 May 70 in the Hiep Duc Valley is approaching. A rememberance of our fallen brothers who didn't hump out of that valley after two days of hell...Peace.
Dwight Hoop <dwight.hoop@worldnet.att.net>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 14:38:05 (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)

Looking for Maj. Kish and Sgt Sutton. We were in S-4, 196LIB at Baldy around November, 1968 to February, 1969. If you are out there, give me a shout!
Jim Quisenberry <Okie196@earthlink.net>
Plano, TX USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 19:22:34 (EDT)

Served with C Co 3/21st, 196th LIB from April 68 thru April 69. Graduate of NCO School at Ft. Benning, Ga
Bill Wyrick <bgwyrick@direcway.com>
Mauk, Ga USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 18:20:28 (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)

3rd,sqd,3rd,plt,bravo,1st/46th.aug71-may72., I don't see any comments from anyone there then. just wanta say hi you'all i will continue to check the guestbook
c.d.wittenbach
ionia, mi USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 16:42:11 (EDT)

Charlie company 4/31 196th,1970,looking for nathan l.schrader,or anyone. lz west,lz siberia,wounded at lz prep. nov.24,1970.kit carson named kee tripped baseball grenade.nate also went by name of professor.
bob (mac) mc farlin <bobm@fone.net>
cortez, co USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 08:21:27 (EDT)

I was in E company recon., one of the platton RTO's in 68 and 69. I remember the Lt. in charge when I first got there was called "hog". I remember some other guys, Condar, Walrus, Stoval but not much else. Davis and Herring were two guys who were killed. I rember a Lt. McFadden and believe that he was from Chicago. We later went to the DMZ for what was a brutal 7 or 8 days. I was wounded one day and sent to DaNang. The next day our Lt. (don't remeber his name) was hit but can't remember his name either. I saw a guy from our unit in the hospital from St. Louis and he told me that they were going to amputate his leg. I have a hard time today remembering peoples names but would like to hear from someone. I was called "Garfunkel".
Mike Graklanoff <miclg@iw.edwpub.com>
Glen Carbon, IL USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 00:20:18 (EDT)

D-3/21 196TH.MR GRIM REEPER. POINT MAN RECON BATTALION PUSH RADIO OPERATOR. SHOT DOWN TWICE IN HUEYS STILL KICKIN,GIVE ME A SHOUT.ANYONE SEEN CAPT HUMPHRIES.
TED T. MELL <tmell@sbcglobal.net>
EULESS, TX United States - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 00:04:59 (EDT)

I was with the 3/21st HQ company between 2/69-3/70 at LZ Center. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me or anyone who was there at the same time. I had the corner on the C-4 market. I did all the demolition work for the battalion and also operated the Quad-50. "Frenchie"
Allan "Frenchie" Charbonneau <a.charbonneau@worldnet.att.net>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 20:20:30 (EDT)

Hello, My name is Charles E. Moy III:Former Sgt.E5,Sqd. Ldr. 106MM,R.R, Did not go to Vietnam. I was discharged 7 May 1964. Looking for people who served with me in Alpha Co. when the 2ND BATTE GROUP (OR BATTALION) 12TH. INF. REGIMENT was part of the 1ST. INF. DIV. at Ft. Riley, Kansas. We were Cold War Era soldiers. Near the end of my hitch(63-64) I served with Co. E, 1/16TH INF. also at Ft. Riley, 1ST INF. DIV. (BIG RED ONE). Some of my friends from that outfit would have been in Nam 1965,66. Any info. on either of these units would be greatly appreciated. moy3rd@hotmail.com
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
Pennsauken, n.j. USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 16:36:13 (EDT)

Was wondering if anybody has seen Manuel Valenzuela. A Company 3/21st 196th LIB.
Ranger Bob <RangerBob@aol.com>
San Francisco, Ca USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 04:21:57 (EDT)

I was with the 196th 67 68. I Don't remember but I think I was with the 4/31 c.co. I was with a guy from Texas named Cambell & Mayo from S.C. I was called Hillbilly. There was another guy we called Sgt. Pepper. Would love to here from any of you that remember me. Thanks Tommy.
Lacy T.Shanklin Jr. <tbshanklin@yahoo.com>
Mebane, NC USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 21:56:17 (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)

assigned A 4-31inf September '70 to December '70.reassigned to HHC 23RD,S&T Bn. Would appreciate any information on how to obtain awards assigned to me,special orders and general orders.Recieved CIB but have lost my orders. Trying to bring my 201 file up to date. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You, Don Bailey
Bailey,Donald W. <BaileyDW@Bolt.com>
Covington, Ky USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 11:11:42 (EDT)

I was assigned to company A ,4th betallion,31st Infantry,196th brigade in September 1970.Reassigned December 1970 to security platoon HAC 23rd SNT betallion until August 1971.I sure would appreciate it if anyone had some information concerning orders,awards,and declarations. I am particularly interested in getting some special order numbers with my specific name on it.Any information can be sent to me e-mail address and would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Donald W.Bailey <BaileyDW@Bolt.com>
Covington, Ky USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 10:56:16 (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)

great site. i was wondering if anyone knew roger joslin from ft. myers fla. we went through ait together at ft. gordon, ga in 1969. he went to the 1/46 in dec 69. i went to 1st div and was sent to americal in mar 70. i was a door gunner with the 71st avn co. we flew resupply to maryanne and i saw him there in the spring or early summer of 70. wasn't too long after that i got aletter from him. he was in the hospital in japan after the base was hit. just wonder if anyone knew or rembers him. keep up the good work and rember our cause was noble if for no other reason but to ourselves. thanks, harry justice
harryjustice <harry_justice@hotmail.com>
clyde, nc USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 23:01:43 (EDT)

Welcome to all Gimlets, past and present. I was Bn Sgt Major 68-69 on Center and was privileged to meet many of the men, but over the years the names are harder to remember. To all, take care and God Bless.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@kscable.com>
Salina, KS USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 21:27:14 (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)

My father Ronald Murtland was with 3/21st from 68-69 as a SP4 and then again in 72 as SSG Murtland, A Company 1st Platoon Sergeant. I'm looking to design a web site for him and am looking for any pictures or people who might have known him. Also, he finished his career in the military in 94 retiring as CSM in Columbus, Ohio as ROTC CSM. Best man I've ever known. Please contact me if you knew him or may have pics of him. He was a tunnel rat.
Jerry Murtland <jmurtlan@yahoo.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 13:50:19 (EDT)

I was in A-3/21 - 1stplt. during the summer and fall of 71. If any of you are interested in seeing some photos from our unit at that time- the two URL addresses below will take you to an on-line photo album with the pix.
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1 http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2

Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 03:12:30 (EDT)

Hello I was with A co. 4/31 from 70-71. I would like to hear from you guys I was with. Ellis,Woody, Doc Clark,Mac,Frenchie,Gaum. If your still hanging around give me a hi sign
Ron Davison <rufraod@aol.com>
Fontana, Ca. USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 19:46:14 (EDT)

Welcome Home . I was in country 6/67 4/68. A CO/3/21...2nd Plt 1st sq...Been looking for a few of the Bro's that remember ...Well you know what I mean! Give me a e-mail message, or something. Doc, you out there man? John. {shotgun} {Gunner}...
John Gunter <vnam6@earthlink.net>
Creedmoor, NC USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 21:21:53 (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)

Thanks to whoever created this site. I served as a medic with Charlie Co. 3/21, 196th, Jan-Nov 1968. Recently began reconnecting with some of these great guys and would enjoy hearing from anyone that remembers me. Also am looking for information re Lt. Ed Guthrie, KIA 5/2/68, a day we shall never forget.
Ken "Doc" Stream <kbs@streamlaw.com>
Riverside, CA USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 18:49:02 (EDT)

BOB GOFF I RECIEVED YOUR E MAIL AND WROTE YOU BACK BUT MY E MAIL CAME BACK. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH.
Bill Cruse <anilator77@aol>
St. Petersburg, Fl. USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 23:10:22 (EST)

HERE IS MY CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS...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/21 IN FEB 72 AND WAS TRANFERED TO D1/1 CAV WHEN THEY WERE REACTIVATED...GREAT SIGHT GLAD I FOUND IT.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
DICK MCDERMOTT <PIGEONBUSTER>
FARMINGTON, NY USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 14:22:15 (EST)

Looking for anyone who remembers Sgt. JAMES ARTHUR MASTEN Kia'd on 2/23/67. If you remember him and can help with information please visit his Hometown Memorial Site at http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html and leave a remembrance for him
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
Phillipsburg, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 20:11:39 (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)

I was in A Battery 3/82 Artillery from 66 to 67 Would like to hear from anyone from my unit and time frame.Awesome web site. Welcome home Bros. VietnamVet196thInf_Div
Roger Wing <VietnamVet196ThInf_Div@webtv.net>
Schoharie, NY USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:16:06 (EST)

served with the 196th from jan.67 thru nov67 batt.b 3/82 arty. are gun unit was called automatic one. guys in my unit,were- danzey from fla. woodward,minn. o grady,kc.mo. ramberg,ill. d.burk,ind. smith,tenn. and seyler,nj. guys if you see this, would like to hear from you all, its been a long time.
garnett gray <knightsbridge2229@yahoo.com>
grand forks, n.d. USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 13:07:05 (EST)

I WAS IN C 3/21 67-68 . Who was hit in the left hip from a sniper, while on a trail, we climbed up the hill and a sniper shot at the resupply chopper. We got resupplyed ammo and 1 B2 unit to eat. Up there a couple of days. When we left, no rations and we went to a village and I ate 3 large pieces of steak. Anyone remember Grudowski, He was wounded by a hand gernade, trip wire and Green was also hit.
RAY ELSWORTH <rayelsworth@msn.com>
PHOENIX, AZ USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 23:08:56 (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)

I WAS IN COUNTRY 1967,A CO,3/21,196,WAS RTO IN 1st PLATOON,HAVE MANY PICTURES THAT I HAVE ALREADY SHARED WITH LT.PEREZ.LOOKING FOR OTHERS TO SHARE PICTURES WITH.REMEMBER TILMAN AND SEXTON,CAN'T REMEMBER OTHER NAMES.NEED HELP.
DAVID MARKSBURY <grizz.dhm@verizon.net>
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 16:18:18 (EST)

i was a sgt. in A co. 4/31st 196th from jan 1970 till dec 18/70. would like to hear from anyone from this time. i was in the bush until my last mo. when i went to the rear as supply sgt.
gary himelick <ghimelick@indy.rr.com>
marion, in USA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 00:34:41 (EST)

I arrived in country in June 67 , joined A co. 3/21 .. returned June 68 to Ft. Benning ... would like to locate any photos taken during that time ... also anyone that was with A co. please get intouch ... it's been many years ... would like to hear from some of you... thanks for serving by the way ... God Bless....
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
Alpharetta, ga USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 21:53:42 (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)

Hi I served with Troop F 17TH Cav from Sept 1965 to Jan 1967 when I was wounded by a mine on Operation Cedar Falls losing my left leg at the hip. I have been totally disabled since but I have led a full life and I will always cherish my time that I spent in the Army with my brothers. As we all know you had to be there to know how we feel.We are proud and always will be.Would love to hear from other F-TROOPERS. God Bless!
Raymond Schwedhelm <royalcat62@hotmail.com>
Little Ferry, NJ USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 17:27:23 (EST)

I was a team leader with the LRRP detachment attached to F Troop 17th Cav. Was in Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. Rotated November 1967. Was with the 2d Ranger Battallion until 1976
Gerardo Leyton <g.leyton@attbi.com>
Tumwater , WA USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 23:29:38 (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)

I WAS THE RADIO OPERATOR IN DCO 3/21 OPERATION WHEELER WALLOWA FROM PLEKU TO DONG HA CODE NAME BLACK DEATH XRAY MR GRIMM REAPER. ANYONE REMEMBER THE NEW CAPTIAN RED HEAD THE ROOSTER. FEB 1968-FEB1969 REACHED CHU LAI 2 WEEKS BEFORE TET.WHAT A BANG. GOOD LUCK NICE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE .INCLUDING THOSE DRUG ADDICTS IN THE DISCO POST OFFICE.WHO WENT ON RR EVERY MONTH.ALAN AND THE NEY YORK MOB.
TED MELL <tmell@sbcglobal.net>
euless, tx USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 11:39:41 (EST)

HI; I'M BRIAN GULLETT, I WAS WITH THE ORG. D COM. IN 66 AND 67. I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANY OF THE GUYS THAT SERVED WITH AND REMEMBER ME. I'M DISABLED AND UNABLE TO DO MUCH NOW. I,MPLANNING ON JOINING AS SOON AS I WIN MY CLAIM BUT THEY HAVE BEEN FIGHTING ME FOR OVER TWO YEARS NOW. I ENJOY READING THE NEWSLETTER. IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME BY MAIL MY ADDRESS IS, BRIAN GULLETT 12670 W. WINDSOR R.D. PARKER CITY IN. 47368 TELL BILL KNIGHT HE LOOKS AS MEAN AS EVER.
BRIAN GULLETT <GRANDPABG2002@YAHOO.COM>
PARKER CITY, IN. USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 20:35:08 (EST)

HI! I WAS WITH 1ST.PLATOON 3/21 196TH FROM SEPT69 TO APR70. MY NAME IS MERLYN BUT EVERYONE KNEW ME AS MINNESOTA. I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON 19MAR70 WHEN I LOST MY SQUAD. I HAVE NO E-MAIL BUT WILL CHECK THIS SITE OUT DAILY. THANKS! 1
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 14:18:46 (EST)

Hi to all; I was ISG A Co 1/46th. on Hill 69 when we were the 198th LIB. Then we moved to Baldy and by the time we got there we became the 196th LIB stayed there awhile than off to LZ Professional than DEros Sept 69 Have medical problems now and also active cancer so if you wish to drop me a line that would be fine. The 196th was about one of the best units Iserved in , in my 25years of service fine bunch of Officers and Ncos but if it were not for the grunts we were nothing we were great in all our missions. So 6to all please Take Care/// Top email sal34436@netscape.net
AIME ARTHUR THOMAS ISG.USA.RET. <sal34436@netscape.net>
FLORAL CITY, FL USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 11:12:05 (EST)

THANKS CARL FRYMAN,JIM HUNT AND RON MALACHI. YOU GUYS WERE GREAT FOR RESPONDING AND WE HAVE A BROTHERHOOD. ONLY MEN WHO WENT THROUGH WHAT WE DID ON 5&6 JAN 68 WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS. 17 DEAD, 42 WOUNDED, HEROES ALL. THANKS MIKE
JOSEPH MIKE SENIUK <JOSEPHS@CO.ST-LUCIE.FL.US>
FR PIERCE, FL USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 09:40:49 (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)

C Company 4th Battalion 31st Infantry in May-June 1967,I was a corporal E4 Squadleader for a short tour.I was medevac for aggravating a prior Injury. I received my CIB during this short stay. I did return for a second tour in 69.I would like to communicate with anyone who can remember me.I got some names from my CIB orders and one picture.
Richard Hernandez <Richard.Hernandez@Killeenisd.org>
Killeen, TX USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 08:58:59 (EST)

served with A-4/31 from oct 68 to mar 69 am looking for anyone who served with me, was wounded and never got to say goodbye, would like to say hello it would mean alot to me,am also trying to locate an e/5 named Jay from Cal.
fred cardaropoli <grunt 196th @ aol.com>
wareham, ma USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 08:24:38 (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)

I served with A,3/21, 196 LIB from April 1968 to November 1969 on LZ's Center, East, and West and on the DMZ west of Dong Ha after Tet. I would like to hear from anybody from the old outfit.
Bill Cruse <annilator77@aol>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 00:40:36 (EST)

Charlie Co Dec/67-Aug68 Echo Co Aug68/Dec68. Got to Charlie co Xmas day 67. Took part in all the action thru Jan in Que-son. LZ West was primary support base. also/ Baldy/ Belcher/ Mellon/ camp evans etc. would like to know status of Willie taylor/ Guts/ Al Schmidt/ tanney/ others in 3rd platoon. Lost most of the old guys during the 22/25 May/68 assault on hill 110/112. Brovo Zulu to the guys who manage this site. FITZ
jim fitzgibbon <james_e_fitzgibbon@navsup.navy.mil>
camp hill, pa USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 12:01:32 (EST)

Served with the 196th during 66/67. los a lot of friends in the Que Son valley January 5th/6th, 1968 Including the best Lt in the Army Steven Drake. Would love to hear form anyone that spent that night with us or served with me in the 2Bat, 46 Inf. 1967/1968.
Ronald Malachi <Malachibiscuit@aol.com>
Moreno Valley, Ca USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 21:54:38 (EST)

My uncle Florentino Flores served in Vietnam, from 06-29-1970 to 08-26-1970. He died in South Vietnam Quang Tin, Province, in a helicopter crash. I would just like to say that even though I didn't get the chance to ever meet him I will always be very proud of him. I thank God for all the young soldiers that died in Vietnam and for all the young soldiers that made it out of that hell hole that everyone called a war. Those who made it out alive, you are the ones who keep the memories of my dead uncle alive. My e-mail is golfmesican@hotmail.com if someone out there remembers my uncle, his name was Florentino Flores 20 years of age from Welch,TX e-mail me. Again God bless all the soldiers past, present, and future and thank you for this website, keep the great work up.
Felipe Flores <golfmesican@hotmail.com>
Lubbock, TX USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 11:19:14 (EST)

My father served in the 196th in '66 and '67 in Da Ning and Chu Li. He is from Jamestown, New York and attended the Gettysburg reunion last year. His name is Charles Ferry and his buddy Sam Parinella served in the same brigade. I'm just writing this to thank everyone who fought for our country. I am very proud of my father and know that their is still people he is trying to contact if you know my father and would like to get in touch please e-mail me. Once again thank you for making me proud to be an american.
Rocky Ferry <rockyoh19@aol.com>
West Palm Beach, FL USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 16:28:59 (EST)

Great site--I was a SSgt. with D, 3/21st Inf., 196th Inf. Bde. Oct. 69 - Apr. 70--am interested in hearing from others in the unit. Sorry, but don't have any photos they were lost or destroyed when a frag got me.
Steve Rivenburgh <smrivers@midtel.net>
Middleburgh, NY USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 12:26:17 (EST)

HI, glad to find this site. I was in Vietnam from June 67 at Chu Lai to Jul 68 where we finally worked out of Da Nang in the valleys. I was with the 17th Armor Recon Cav. 196th Light Infantry Brigade.During Tet of 68 we were sent to camp evans in the DMZ and afcter Tet of 68 we were relocated back to Da Nang. All we did was search and destroy missions. Would like to hear from anyone who was with my unit that I may still know. We worked mainly by squads in our recon unit and I basically only knew the 32 people within my own squad. We used apc's for our recon missions. I have many medical problems due to Agent Orange and other defoliants used then and am 100 pct service connected disabled due to Vietnam. Anyone with the 196th during Jun 67 -Jul 68, please let me know if any of you are having problems due to Agent Orange and other defoliants. Hope to hear from someone soon, Bill
William Michael Rucker <wr2960@bellsouth.net>
Milton, FL USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 23:24:39 (EST)

Great web site served with d 3/21 69-70. Just like to say hi and hope everybody ding ok with life. 30 years ago long time.
gene taylor <bladevsct@cs.com>
Ridley Park, pa USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 14:58:43 (EST)

Served with B 3/21 from Oct.70 to Oct.71. I don,t remember alot but served with a big guy we called Lyrch and a guy named Lynn from Oklahoma that stepped on a booby trap while I was on R&R in April or May of 71. Looking for anyone that remembers the giant monitor lizard our point man killed by a river bed.
Randall Russel <randa@netnitco.net>
Wheatfield, IN USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 10:41:51 (EST)

I served in B 3rd of the 21st for all of '71. Started out at Chu Lai, moved by LST to Danang after Typhoon. Sgt. Bowman had me on point 2 weeks out. Looking for Charlie Minks, best slac man you could ever have, and Oscar Salinas,my houch partner and clos friend.
Dave Vaughn <dvdist@esinc.net>
Roxboro, NC USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 21:28:17 (EST)

I had a 1st cousin, SP4 Wendell Allen Weston that was assigned to the 196th LIB. His MOS was a 63B20. His tour began in mid January 1969 and he was KIA May 12th, 1969 in the Quang Nam Province. I was 9 years old and at his Mother's home when the Chaplain and Officer showed up to inform her of her loss. I am a 22 year AF Vet and feel driven to find out any information I can on what may have happened to him and talk to anyone that might have known him. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you all for what you have sacrificed for your flag, country, and each other! MSG Sherwood Brown
Sherwood Brown <sherwood.brown@vtburl.ang.af.mil>
Waterbury, VT USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 11:20:02 (EST)

Would like some pictures of LZ West,especially,overhead. Homesick after 32 years. 81's 3-70 to 12-70
Jeff Vicker <jjv2@prodigy.net>
greenfield, wi USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 11:13:06 (EST)

Want to hear from, Jim Trepoy Salina, Kansas, i received your email, iwant to hear from you,i lost your home address, and your email address was deleted by accident, i will be wating to hear from you. Jesse Gimlet
Jesse A. Rivera <a196inf@netzero.net>
Santa Clarita, CA. USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 22:22:44 (EST)

Served with A Co. 4/31 196th. I was there from 1968-1969
Don Wingo <thekom@ev1.net>
USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 16:58:48 (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 Served With B 3/21 From January 1970 Till December 1970 in 1st Platoon. Have Talked TO Larry Osborne and Ron Dewitt Would Like to hear From Others We Served With.
KENNY HOKE <KenDara15428@yahoo.com>
Dawson, PA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 21:08:17 (EST)

A Proud & Honourable Tradition!... Live!!! the Deltas of 2/506th, 101st Currahees! (been mothballed since '72; but living)
Kurt E. Maag <halfyankee@yahoo.com>
Salinas, CA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 20:42:02 (EST)

"B"co. 4/31 196 LIB,,,,I WAS A SQ. LDR WE RELIVED THE MARINES OUT ON THUNDER ROAD,,,I WAS TRANS. FROM THE 2/12 4TH DIV. IN LATE MARCH AFTER THE BATTEL OF SUI-TRE,,3/21/67,,,SERVED WITH A GREAT GROOP OF MEM OUT ON THAT ROAD,,,,ANYONE REMBER R/A JONSON ? HE LOST A FOOT TO A GOOK BOBBY TRAP ? JERRY CULP YOU OUT THERE GET BACK TO ME.....LATER GRUNTS ,AN REMBER "WE DID IT RIGHT"
HARVEY <JSH@ELBERTONGA.COM>
ELBERTON, GA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 19:57:57 (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 was with the 196 in mid 1972. I was the physician near the Da Nang airbase. Looking for my driver, LTC. Whiddon and Nigro, and the medic who lived in Houston after the war. Altogether I was in the 3/82 Arty, 3/21 Inf, and maybe the 1/48 Inf sorry, but the passage of time has dulled some recollections. Was also in a Medical Company near da Nang, but cannot remember the designation. Thanks, Bob Pendergast
Robert L. Pendergast <Rpende4802@aol.com>
Fond du Lac, WI USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 20:50:05 (EST)

Looking for a friend of mine his name is Bill Mullen he was from Hazel Park,Mich.We were in Vietnam in 70-71.
Jim M. Leach Jr. <jleachjr@woh.rr.com>
Delphos, Oh USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 16:29:25 (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)

Looking for men who served with the 175th Eng.Co. or A Company 26th Eng.Btl, any year I am doing a Memorial for those KIA'd with those Units. If you have information on those KIA'd, please contact me. You can also visit my Memorial AT ; http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Memorial.html
Ron Titus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
Phillipsburg, NJ USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 18:21:58 (EST)

Served Feb to May of 1969 A Company 3/21 on and around LZ East,LZ West,and Lz Prep for as long as it lasted--
Ken Fleisher <yoboo2@carolina.rr.com>
Kings Mountain, NC USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 02:12:43 (EST)

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)

I was with D co 1/46 medic helped set up lz Maryann and will remember 22feb70 medic were busy that day lost a few good men . Saw the movie "we were soliders" and cried we were all to young thats what really hurts. We can only remember and honor our dead brothers. and stand tall with our sons in Afganistan now. anyone that wants to chat just e mail me.
Bob Doc Brogi <mrph1212@hotmail.com>
Chicago, Il USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 20:01:38 (EST)

Mr. Canterberry, I served with the 544th from Jul 67 until we became part of the 23d MP Co.
I.W. McFarland <irvin.mcfarland@hood.army.mil>
USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 11:36:07 (EST)

Mr. Canterberry tried to contact you but my computer doesn't recognize your address. I was with the 544th from Jul 67 until we became the 23d MP co.
I.W. McFarland <irvin.mcfarland@hood.army.mil>
USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 11:25:26 (EST)

Looking for members of the 544th MP. Please e-mail.
Billy W. Canterberry <truxno2>
Marion, La USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 09:08:38 (EST)

looking for information about Capt Wolfe B Co 4/31 also George Hawkins a Field photogher .I served with B Co 4/31 from Jan 1968 to jan 1969. Iwould like to here from all my old friends
Jim Paxton <none>
Savannah , Mo USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 20:33:53 (EST)

looking for information about Capt Wolfe and Lt. PANDOFFEE
Jim Paxton <none>
Savannah , Mo USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 20:25:21 (EST)

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

I served in company C & E 3/21 Nov68-Oct69 I have a website with lots of pictures of Charlie Co.And Lz East. http://members.tripod.com/pat196th/
Patrick Walker <patrick196th@hotmail.com>
perry, mi USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:23:20 (EST)

Looking for anyone who may have known Benton Michaud. He served from 11/67 until he was KIA on Jan. 10, 1968. He was a frenchman from Maine.
Sam Rossignol <SamRossignol@cs.com>
Highlands Ranch, CO USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 04:17:43 (EST)

I am Benton Michaud's brother-in-law. I am looking for anyone who may have stories, anectdotes about him and circumstances surrounding his death. His tour started in November 1967 and he was KIA January 10th 1968 in Quang Tin Province. He was 20 yrs. old and from Fort Kent, Maine.
Sam Rossignol <SamRossignol@cs.com>
USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 03:48:38 (EST)

Delta 2nd plt, 1/46th. Did a little time on FSB MaryAnn and a couple of months in the boonies off FSB Young. Got hit and sent home Dec '70. Have found some buddies, still looking for John Ortega and Bobby Bermudez; the California connection.
George Salcido <gsalfam@prodigy.net>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 23:59:22 (EST)

bobby wbonds <stormie @wctel.net>
calhoun falls, sc USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 12:30:44 (EST)

Went to my first reunion last summer in Gettysburg and don't know why I waited so long. I had a great time and met up with so many guys after 35 yrs. Some of the "original" members of "A" 4/31 are going to meet at "Nam Jam" in Kingston, NY on the third weekend in July. All are welcome.
Ed Boss <chargers196@hotmail.com>
Summitville, NY USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 08:30:55 (EST)

Drafted in Cal. Basic in Ft. Ord, AIT Ft. Polk. Arrived onHill 445 About X-mas day 1967. Assigned to Co. A 4/31 until Feb. 1968 then reassigned to Co. E Recon platoon. Involved in the Jan.5th battle or actually night reinforcement, Loaded wounded and KIAs the next morning. Lost close friend who who was KIA with "C" Walt "Butch" Peters, we boarded the Greyhound bus together In Indio Ca. when we were drafted. Like some of the rest I guess hard to remember names. Seems I do remember a Gray from Tenn. and Gonzales from Pico Rivera Ca. and Lt. Rooney, Sgt. Haun. Remember a few incidents but things are vague.
David Moore <dmoore@ctaz.com>
Lake Havasu City, Az USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 00:34:59 (EST)

Does anyone know my father? My father was in the B CO 3/21 INF 196th BDE. I'm trying to find anything about him. He wasn't killed while serving, but he did pass away in 1996. I'm interested in any information about him, photos, books, web sites, or anything about him and his friends. His name was Richard Lee Collins(Rock). I am making a book for his grandson, my son, to remember him by. Thanks.
RICHAR LEE COLLINS by Lisa Collins <lacflower@juno.com>
Camilla, GA USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:57:43 (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 served as point man in Hawk Plt D. Co 3/21 from Jan 72 until stand down in Aug 72. I attended my first reunion this summer and would like to thank all those who worked so hard to put it togather. I'm looking forward to the next one. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Bill Doyle <bdoyle@ccpsnet.org>
Chester, VA USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 22:53:13 (EST)

I am trying to procure a unit flag for the 196th light infantry division for a family member. Does anyone know where I can get one made or a military museum or place that sells them? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have already exhausted my internet sources! Thanks in advance!! Daniel
Daniel Leavey <classicbnw@yahoo.com>
Cortlandt, NY USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 21:04:12 (EST)

I was in the 2nd plt C Co 3/21 1965 to 1967
John E Miller <Dammill@aol.com>
hicago , IL USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 19:06:58 (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)

Anyone remember Edwin Brown, KIA on 10 Jan 68 in the battle at Hiep Duc Valley? He was with D/3/21. Am working on a Memorial for him and need some background info. Pls email me. Thanks.
Bruce Swander <bruceswander@hotmail.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 17:29:31 (EST)

Looking for people from my company: 1stPlt- Co.A 3/21st -1971. I was medevacted out when we were in the QueSon Valley off of Hill510 in Nov71. I took a lot of photos. You never know I may have one of you. (found one so far- Hey- Ray Jeffery)
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 11:07:47 (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)

Was assigned to HHD from 9/65-67 when I was sent to the 9th Inf Div. Was Brigade Chem NCO. If anyone has any pictures, I'll bet Ken get them on our site.
Rev Eugene Kelly McDuffie <mcduffie@cableone.net>
Lambert, MS USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 00:57:46 (EST)

Commo Plt HHC, (jonboy). Great site gets better each visit
Lewis R. Walton <lwalton@netstorm.net>
Frederick, MD United States - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 22:58:02 (EST)

just found this site and one guy l was with c 3/21. sept 67 to sept 68 last 3-4 mo on lz Baldy S-2 hhc 3/21
tom orner <orner@pioneer-net,com>
Roseburg, or USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 21:23:48 (EST)

Served with B 3/21, 196th from Jan 70 to Dec 70. Most of the time carried a M79 and later was platoon RTO then RTO for the CO. Any "Bushmasters" out there that remembers me? Nickname was Oz. See you at the reunion in DC in Nov.
Larry W. Osborne <Internet37716@aol.com>
Clinton, TN USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 18:01:45 (EST)

Americal Div.196th. C 3/21 Lib July/68 through June/69 I would like to hear from anyone that was with me at this time, the only one I can remember is SP4 Dale eisaman(KIA)and nickname Skull. You can contact me at(770) 949-5398 or 4028 Nations Dr. Douglasville,Ga. 30135
Lester Grant
Douglasville, GA USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 17:16:41 (EST)

Dennis this is my correct E-main address
james k bruce <jamesskinny@planetkc.com>
Grandview, mo USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 16:51:08 (EST)

Asigned to HHC
Lewis R. Walton <lwalton@netstorm.net>
Frederick, MD United States - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 13:27:24 (EST)

Thank you so much for this site. I have been trying to find anyone who may have known or remembered anything about my dad Ric Schoonover. He was in Co B 3/21 196 starting in Aug of 66 (I had thought he was in Company C but now know he was in B). He was in c 1/5 2 25 by July of 67 when he came home. I am trying to add anything anyone remembers to our family heritage book. Thanks!
Kristen Schoonover <kristen@kmsdesigns.net>
Goodyear, AZ USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 23:43:08 (EST)

Tried to send email to James K Bruce from your guest book entries, came back as "undeliverable host 550 unknown". I need you to contact me, I was with B/3/21, Dec66-Dec67, have copy of personell roster
Dennis Eads <denjo@voyager.net>
Bainbridge, Oh USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 06:56:47 (EST)

Was with A co. 1/46 196th jan 70-nov 70..lz professional, maryann etc...looking for magic, ossenfort, lee, ralston, salas, or anyone serving at that time...
richard m. karstedt <rmranger@msn.com>
buffalo, ny USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 23:36:54 (EST)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from Nov66 to Nov.67.I can rememeber some of the the guys but not many. I still have a year book that we got while still in Tay Ninh be for we went north in May of 67
James kent Bruce <jamesskinny@planetjkc.com>
grandview, mo USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 16:21:44 (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)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from Aug 68 to Aug 69. This guestbook is a great idea. I hope this will put me in contact with some friends. Thanks
Chris Bollis <chris-johnson-1@worldnet.att.net>
Long Lake , Mn USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 22:15:52 (EST)

would like to talk to any one from A company 3/21 aug 71 to march 72
Ray Jeffery <rwj113@aol.com>
springfield , pa USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:24:51 (EST)

GREAT SITE. I SERVED WITH C 3/21 68/69, WOUNDED ON MARCH IST 69 ON THE TRAIL LEADING UP THE EAST SIDE OF CENTER. I LIKE SO MANY OTHERS NEVER SAW ANY OF MY GEAR AGAIN. WISH I STILL HAD THE PICTURES EVEN THOUGH AFTER 30+ YEARS I CAN STILL REMEMBER WHAT THE AO LOOKED LIKE, BUT THE FACES AND NAMES OF THOSE I SERVED WITH HAVE FADED. I HUMPED AN M60 BEFORE BECOMMING A SQUAD LEADER. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM POPE, ANDY OR RED CROSSWHITE IF YOU ARE LISTENING.
ERIC (RICK) MANN <ACABINETMANN@AOL.COM>
FRANKFORT, IN USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 19:11:35 (EST)

I took a round in the head crawling out of a tunnel, S.W. of Tam Ky, on 8/8/70, It was a so called Kit Carson Scout who shot me, i would like to hear from anyone that was there and could tell me more, i have been in touch with, Henry Miller (Duck) he carried the " Thump Gun" ( M79)I really would like to hear from "Doc Galloway".
Jesse A. Rivera <a196inf@netzero.net>
Santa Clarita, CA. USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 16:47:38 (EST)

welcome home brothers..I served with the 196 from Oct.65 thru july 67. Did my basic with //Cco, 3/21, transferred to HHC, with the rifle platoon. Anyone interested in chatting about those days, all emails are welcome
Robet Strong <strongspaving@webtv.net>
Oneida, n.y. USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 14:52:39 (EST)

Was an original from 10/65 to 7/67 B Co. and Commo Pltn. 3/21. Not a day goes by that i dont think of some of the guys we lost, esp. Tony Scivolino and Jimmy Van Cedarfield(my roomie in basic). Great page guys,well done.
Bob Tominey <scottytea@aol.com>
Hoboken, NJ USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 23:44:42 (EST)

12-68
Charles T. Ray <chrboray@aol.com>
Huber Hgts, OH USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 18:04:18 (EST)

received e mail from KnMcPr phone number for Honors catalog is a fax number can you supply name of city and state or a voice mail phone number. received another e mail from robbie in OK. he was at fort devens wher most of the guys iwas ther with.
pfeffer johnmjr <PfefferJMJr@aol.com>
Phila, Pa USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 18:00:22 (EST)

I WAS THE SENIOR MEDIC FOR DELTA AND CHARLIE COMPANIES 4/31 196TH LIB. ARRIVED WITH THE PACKET FROM FT. LEWIS WA. I AM LOOKING FOR LT. TIERNEY 3/82 ARTY WE WERE WOUNDED WEST OF TAM KY ON FEB 28TH 68 LT. LOST BOTH LEGS HIS RTO HIS SHOULDER, AND I WAS TEMPORARILY BLINDED WITH CORNEAL ABARASIONS. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR CHARLLIE CO'S CO 1LT DICKIE W DIXON FOM INDIANA I BELEIVE. THE REUNION AT GETTYSBURG WAS AWESOM I HOPE YOU ALL CAN MAKE THE NEXT ON. ITS GOOD TO BE ALIVE AND A GRANDFATHER. "PRO PATRIA" DOC LA PALIO HHC,DELTA&CHARLIE CO'S 4/31 196TH LIB 68-69
DOC LA PALIO <ALAPALIO@VGLABS.COM>
LONG BEAACH, CA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 16:41:39 (EST)

I was with the 544th MP Platoon, 196th LIB in ChuLai. Sept 67(Task Force Oregon) to Dec 67 when the 544th was deactivated. We then became part of the newly activated 23rd MP Company, 23rd Infantry Division(Americal). Though I was only with the 196th for a few months, I will always be proud that I was part of the "Chargers".
William Sweeney <zeitwanderer@earthlink.net>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 17:43:21 (EST)

I just received the Dec 2001 newsletter and am happy to see the reunion was a success. I noticed an article on page 20 I forgot I'd written--I been published. I just wanted to correct the email address. It should be nswatson@earthlink.net Thanks, Nick
Nick Watson <nswatson@earthlink.net>
Waldorf, MD USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 11:36:30 (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)

I served with the 196th from Feb. 72 - Aug. 72' when TF Gomlet stood kown. Was Platoon leader in 1/46 and 3/21. Co Commander was Gary Phelps. Took casualties from friendly fire on 7 July 72' - I remember them each year / day.
Jesse Johnson <Jesse.Johnson@cmtc.7atc.army.mil>
apo, AE 09173 USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 04:02:10 (EST)

I am looking for a bumper sticker yhat reads "University of South Vietnam Combat Infantry School. Also baseball type hats that either say VVA or 196th. I was in Nam from 8 of 66 until - 8 67 in Tay Ninh & Chu Lai.
Pfeffer, John J <pfefferjmjr@aol.com>
Phila, pa USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 19:37:19 (EST)

Proud to have been a part of the 196th, 1967-1968.
Al Richter SSGT <alrichtersr@yahoo.com>
Garrettsville, Oh., oh USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 18:13:59 (EST)

I am a cousin of SP4 Johnnie David Knight. David (which is what we called him) served in the 196th LIB in Vietnam and was KIA 31 December 1968. I am looking for information about Johnnie from anyone who knew him, served with him or was present with him when he was killed. We were told that he died as a result of a mine explosion, but do not know any of the details of the circumstances surrounding his death. I am younger than he was and remember his visit to our farm just before leaving for BCT and his eventual death in Vietnam. If anyone has stories or anecdotes, or knowledge of any kind of Johnnie while he was in Vietnam, please contact me by e-mail or through postal mail. My e-mail address' are: ndn56@mindspring.com , ndn56@hotmail.com , or charles.penick@forscom.army.mil. My postal address is Charles L. Penick, 544 Willow Lane, McDonough, Georgia, 30253.Thanks to all who served and continue to serve! Sincerely, Charles L. Penick 1SG, U.S. Army, Ret.
Charles L. Penick <ndn56@mindspring.com>
McDonough, Ga USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 11:32:19 (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)

1970. i carried the M79. anyone wishing to contact me can by email or call me 205-951-9847 work or 205-856-3907 home. its great to have an org. like this, i will be joining shortly. thanks for the memories.
Ron DeWitt <ronniedede@yahoo.com>
Birmingham, Al USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 08:38:40 (EST)

I served with C Co., 4/31, 196th LIB from Oct '68 to Oct '69. I got the latest news bulletin. I saw someone I immediately reconized, Rich Trimble. It sure was "GREAT" seeing that picture. I was a 1/LT and the 2nd platoon leader through Jul. '69. I then went to brigade hqs. as an asst. S-2. In Aug./Sep. rec'd news my old unit was in heavy enemy contact; lost my former platoon sgt. and others. Would love to hear from ya'll.
Stan Cantrelle "26" <stancan@bellsouth.net>
Schriever, LA USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 21:55:27 (EST)

My name is Josh Miles and i am John Miles's son he was in this infentrey in vietnam. He did not die in the war but he is verry ill. I am doing a report about him and he told me to look him up at this sight. He said i will find him hear he was a medic.
Josh Miles <Lovemagnet2001us@yahoo.com>
sf, sd USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 22:41:16 (EST)

Would like to contact anyone who was in C,4/31 from Aug 70 through Aug 71. I served in and around Chu Lai from Aug 70 through Feb 71 then the next six months I served near DaNang. Milton Skrabanek Snook, TX
Milton Skrabanek <bskrabanek48@aol.com>
Snook, TX USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 23:35:45 (EST)

My Dad was in the 196th Brigade. I'm trying to find out some more about him. He wasn't killed while serving, but he did pass away a couple of years ago. He didn't talk about it much, but I'm interested. His name was Curtis S. Cullison (Sam), I don't know his rank or number. Thanks.
Curtis Cullison II <Buckhvntin3@prodigy.net>
Yorkville, IL USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 19:27:04 (EST)

Just got my 196th N/L and found out about this site. Good job guys. Will pass this along to some of my fellow 3/21 Charlie Tigers with whom I'm e-communicating. I was platoon leader for 3d platoon (call sign Elder) then became x.o. and was c.o. for one mission just before heading home. Was there from Sep't. '70 thru Sep't. '71. We moved with the 23rd to Da Nang from Chu Lai in the spring of '71. 3/21 took over a former Navy c.b. compound (nice digs!) Would enjoy hearing for any of you guys. All the best.
Ken Rice <kenrice@houston.rr.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 18:24:02 (EST)

Found a great site with links to other 196th sites. Has a lot of information on the A Co. 26th Eng. Btl. and 175th. Eng.Also found some guys I was looking for on their locator. http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html
RonTitus <barny@bellatlantic.net>
NJ. USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 11:46:03 (EST)

C-4-31 Nov68-Aug69 Squad/Plat Sgt. Looking for anyone there at the same time. Also, I have some scanned and annotated maps of 4/31,3/21, and 2/1. I'll be happy to e-mail any, just tell me what area/LZ you were in.
Robert Shrake <rshrake@bellsouth.net>
Snellville, Ga. USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 19:55:09 (EST)

Was with 3/21 196Inf Brigade in '72 after americal division had "stood down" We worked the A.O. between "Happy Valley" and "East-West Ridgeline" at that time we never made contact. There seemed to be a lot of concern about publicity of U.S. casualties. I had previously been 11B with 9 th Div in 68-69.
Larry D. Cook <cookfrenchlick@hotmail.com>
French Lick, In USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 14:30:14 (EST)

I was infantry in 4/31, 196 LIB. I helped truck and fire the pig with Big John, (I think that was his name, black guy), walked point a lot since I was a cherry, went on 2 CA's into Ashau Valley (valley of the dragon), and stayed in the bush a lot. On Baldy, Center or Eagle a week at a time when not out in the field. I had 1 stand down in Chu Lai. Was there from 4/70-8/30. Got wounded when a guy from Iowa walking point set off a trip wire on patrol into Cam Dieu (we called it Hep Duck). I was walking slack. Do you remember guy nick-named "Illy" (because he was from Illinois)? There was another Italian fella too, but I can't remember him. I used to party with them in the large bunker overlooking Hep Duc. I also pissed off the CO because I had a small movie camera with me and used to make films. I lost all my stuff when I got hit though. It just disappeared when I was dusted off. Would love to see my movies! Glad to see all the messages on the web site. I would go to the reunion if I thought I might see some of those guys. I will look into it. I live in Charlotte, NC with my wife and 2 boys.
John Boye <jboye@mindspring.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 11:28:29 (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)

I served 3rd 21th 196th LIB April 68-May 69 nickname HOBO, I joined at Nei HA spent 4 months in bush, 4 months at FSB 365 on a 81 mm then went down to Nhui Loc Son to work with Popular forces Let me know if you remember this California kid
Joseph Tolbert <jostolb@aol.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 14:47:24 (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 was with C Co. 4/31 from 7-69thru 7-70, was in first platoon, carried M-79 the whole time. Just started to mess around on these pages, thanks to my wife, so any charlie co. grunt that see's this, feel free to reply. Already have some names , also talked to Chip Hummel. Will be D.C. over veterans day for the Americal reunion.
James Sipe <jdsipe2dogs@yahoo.com --- jdsipe2dogs@earthlink.net>
Palmyra, Pa USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 22:33:18 (EST)

I was in c 3/21 sept66 to sept67 Like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I got wounded in operation Attleboro.
Ripp Charles F. <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 22:12:41 (EST)

I'm going to follow the suggestion in the December 2001 newsletter, and include more info about me. I was in HHS Battery, 82nd Arty from 10/65 to 8/67. I was a Spec 4-was a clerk in Bn HQ and a clerk for CW4 Bill Martin in BN Supply. Was also an RTO when we first learned how to hook up the Chinooks. A lot of chopper pilots knew me as Masher 4 X Ray,or even Zulu. Worked for Captain Jackson when he was S-4, and before he went to A Btry, also Lt. Kelligrew, Capt. D'Aileo.
Mike D. Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler@hotmail.com>
Madison, WI USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 19:42:34 (EST)

worked with echo recon 3rd/21st 196th, 23rd...1970 - 1971. i am interested in locating anyone who may have photos, an "assassins" patch, or names of unit members. thanks. and i am going to do my best to make the next reunion.
michael ketchum <mketchum@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
tallahassee, fl USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 19:15:38 (EST)

I served with "C" co. 3/21/196, may 68/69. Much memorabilia from our unit.
D.R. Frierson <charlietiger@msn.com>
medina, oh USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 09:16:53 (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)

I was with the3/21 mar67 to mar68 Aco I think.I went to the Gettyburg reunion did,nt find anyone Iknew.But I like to no what wrong with the gimlet site I cannot get it. Another thingI didn,t we was call the gimlet until the reunion.But if anyone see this and remember me or think they do e-mail me.
paul rhinehart <dora@innova.net>
union, sc USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 18:18:42 (EST)

The 175th Combat Engineers,one of the support groups of the 196th L.I.B. has a web site. The web site covers the history of the 196th from basic training 1965 at Fort Devens, to our tour in Tay Ninh, and Chu Lai, Vietnam of 1966-1967. It shows how the engineers constructed the Tay Ninh, base camp, and other historical events. Great Photos sent in by members of the 196th. http://homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html or under the Yahoo, Search Engine type in 175th Engineers or 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
Sam Lococo <sjlapril@rcn.com>
Ma USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 15:25:25 (EST)

What a very nice thing this is, I was fortunate to be at the reunion at Gettysbeg this summer and had a wonerful time with all. Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make it a very fine gathering og Chargers. I served with Charlie Co. 3/21 67/68. Thanks for putting this together.
Jimmie L. Coulthard <ccoulth@spacestar.net>
River Falls, WI USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 01:08:32 (EST)

as the assistent chief computor of 3/82 arty, I was witness to many things. I started out in Chu Lai in a very secure TOC ,watching Brig. Linnel screw things up. We moved north and then things really got tough. Iwas sent to LZ center, with B battery. They had just relieved the entire officer group of their jobs. Myself and a Lt Henry assumed the fdc. We were inm direct support of 3/21, but the fight in front of us was the whole bridge. LZRoss and LZ Leslie went down then.I went to west for a while, and then formed D btry on LZColt. From there, I went back to bn., and on to
william Russell <threatbros.@aol.com>
norman, ok USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 17:44:16 (EST)

I was in F trp 17th Cav 196th from jan 69 to jul 69 was maniac for third pltoon. now retired Army.
Pete A. Frank <Petefrank2@aol.com>
Crawfordville, FL USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 13:37:45 (EST)

I was with the 3/21 co.A on hill 55 (68-69)
Roger Stanley <stanleyroger@hotmail.com>
LaGrange, Me USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 21:09:31 (EST)

MY nick name was Frenchie served co. A 4-31lib June 6 to April 69 Anybody out there serve with me drop me a line
Eugene Levesque <bigdeerdad@aol>
Hampden, me USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 21:04:10 (EST)

Served as NCO with Troop "F" 17th Cav, 2nd Platoon scouts. Trying to locate our platoon medic, Louis Masic. Period of service was Aug 66 through July 67, Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. My e-mail address:dmorris@ftrp17cav196.com.
Dave Morris
USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 20:11:20 (EST)

I was in e. co 3/21 from late Sept of 68 till late 69 when I went up to LZ Center. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me.
Kenneth (Mac) McParland <knmcpr@aol.com>
Sioux City, IA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 23:12:51 (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)

I am now a memeber of the 196 LIB Association and proud of my Charger and Gimlet service. I deployed for my second tour with the 3rd BDE 82nd ABN February 1968 and a few weeks later found myself, along with others, infused into the 196 LIB. Served proudly with A 3/21 and B 321 until June 1969. Don't for get to join Classmates.com; it is one of the greatest Internet tools to locate former military buds.
Ronald Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 10:28:19 (EST)

I was with 3/82 Arty. I have been to several reunions, but I missed Gettysburg. Sounds like I missed a great one. Thanks to all of the Associaton officers for their hard work. This site is fabulous. All of this takes time and hard work. I am from Madison Wisconsin, and I pushing to have the next reunion in Madison. You may contact me for information. I go by Michael D. because we have a son here in Madison named Mike B. Someone (Jeff Dillon remembered) may remember me as "Wingnut." It was a nickname given to me by Bob Annen, who passed over to the other side quite a few years ago in Chicago. There are still a lot of 3/82 guys I haven't seen at the reunions. I have a little info about the 196th at my website, www.interviewresearch.com. See Table of Contents, then look for "Letters Home."
Michael D. Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler@hotmail.com>
Madison, WI USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 08:21:09 (EST)

Great site thank you for all your hard work. If you were in F troop 17th Cav 196 We have a web site. http://www.ftrp17cav.com
Bob Decker <rdecker@sc.rr.com>
Columbia, SC USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 20:41:38 (EST)

I would like to hear from anyone who survived who knew my brother, Patrick J Smith, 196 Lt Inf, Company C. May 19 1967 thru Dec 15, 1967. Part of Americal Div from Sept 67 on. KIA. His last letter said they had just come down from the Highlands, doing mop up for 101st Airborn attack, 195th had suffered too many casualties. The 197th had moved in and what was left of the 196th didn't have a place anymore. Pat had been a FO since Sept (We thought it meant Fire Officer), and we always warned him NOT to volunteer for anything....I think he was around Chu Lai when he went out on a Search and Destroy mission, spider mine got him. If you knew him or any of the things he was doing, I would like to hear from you. Thank You.. Lorraine
Lorraine B. Reynolds (born Smith) <LorraineBreynold@aol.com>

Looking for people from my company: 1stPlt., A/3/21st 1971 I was medivacted out when we were in the QueSon Valley off of Hill510 in Nov71. I took a lot of photos. You never know I may have one of you.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 23:36:14 (EST)

Research: Trying find anyone that knew: Wm J Schneider KIA 1 Dec 66 Edwin Brown KIA 10 Jan 68 Pls email me.
Bruce <bruceswander@hotmail.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 16:33:23 (EST)

served C 4/31 196th nov. 03 1969-Oct. 07 1970 11B mostly in Hiep-Duc lz Siberia looking for fellow grunts
steven leonguerrero <robskids@pacbell.net>
vallejo, ca USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 21:24:33 (EST)

Looking for anyone who served with me in Viet Nam Feb 68- Feb 69,B-Btry,3/82 FA,LZ Center. FDC or Gun# 3.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh , Md USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 19:34:57 (EST)

I would like to hear from grunts that remember me. I was in C Co. 1st/46th 196th from 11May70 to 28March71. Was on FSB Maryann the night of attack.
Jim M. Leach <jleachjr@woh.rr.com>
Delphos, Ohio 45833 USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 18:46:15 (EST)

Just recently joined 196th Assoc. Served with them April 1966 to July 1967. Was platoon medic 1st platoon B co 2/1. Wounld 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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