196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR 2003

Hi everybody. First off I'd just like to say thanks for fighting for our nations freedoms. My father served in Vietnam from 66-67 in the 196th. He goes to your reunions every year and really looks forward to them. I just wanted to say thankyou for putting them on and thanks to those who helped bring my father back alive. Take care everyone and happy New Year.
Rocky <xbuffalo66x@aol.com>
West Palm Beach , Fl USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 19:15:24 (EST)

Hi again, looks like I did not get my 3rd request on the system, I'll blame "operator" error for that. Here goes. Former members of the 2nd Platoon B-4/31 that were on the ridge line southwest of Camp Evans, May 8-9, 1968. I am loking for your help with information and personal accounts of that action. I was the 1st Platton Leader for A-4/31 at the time and we were the fisrt to link up with you. I am writing a manuscript / book about A-4/31 from March to May 1968 and would like to include as many personal accounts as possible. Thanks in advance for your help.
John L. Mansfield <arctic6@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 07:38:17 (EST)

Served in Nam August 1969 to August 1970. B Company, 2nd platoon. Carried M60 and was later squad leader. Worked from LZ Center.
walt graham <graham648@aol.com>
york, pa USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 23:25:11 (EST)

i was with the 196th lib from fort devens and was with the 4/31st a co 66 67 like to know how to get to the reunion at branson mo please if any one can let me know thank you
joseph gernert <jgernert@columbus.rr.com>
USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 20:09:56 (EST)

I am looking for someone who has served with my father Jerome Dennis Boardman. He served the 68-69 tour and you may have called him "papa san" because he was about 21 at his time of service. He passed away 2 years ago and I need to find out some more about him. please if u have any information e mail he as soon as possible i am writing a report on him.
Jeremy Boardman <kittykittyqua@hotmail.com>
Charlotte, MI USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 13:22:47 (EST)

Ron White great to hear from you. This is my correct e-mail address. Please reply.
James Clemons <jclmns2@aol.com>
pine bluff, ar USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 22:35:13 (EST)

Jerry hood trouble with your e-mail. not sure if i served with your dad but was there 67/68
bill <wilfr5@aol.com>
ny USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 20:25:47 (EST)

Hello, I'm currently writing a manuscript / book about A-4/31 during the period of March to May 1968. I am looking for help from former members of D-4/31 who were near us on May 17, 18 and 19, 1968 during our fight on Nui Lon. I would like to get any personal accounts you would be willing to share of what you observed of that fight, what you remember from May 19 when D Company went to the top of Nui Lon and what you remember from the night of May 18th when we (A Company) stayed in your perimiter. Thanks for any and all help.
john mansfield <arctic6@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 13:13:35 (EST)

Hello everyone. I am currently writing a manuscript / book about A-4/31 during the period of March to May 1968. I served as the 1st Platoon Leader at that time. I am interested in personal accounts from members of the company during that time, especially in regard to FSB Sooner the base we built in Antenna valley, the bridge north of Camp Evans, the booby trap of May 1,the 3 day fight on the ridge south west of Camp Evans on May 9 to 11, and the fight on Nui Lon May 18th. Thanks in advance for your help with this project.
john mansfield <arctic6@aol.com>
- Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 13:08:53 (EST)

I check in here from time to time looking for a couple a guys who had my back. Steve Cohen, Smitty, Pat Holmes. Ya just never know you guys might turn up someday online and read a message. I've found a few but I never give up just like "we" never gave up did we brothers? As a friend writes to me on occasion and I'm sure some will get this stay dry keep your head down. Happy New Year a little early anyone wants to reply knock yourself out I'll reply
Mark Robinson (Rob) <caniplaythru@hotmail.com>
Plainwell, MI USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 20:25:31 (EST)

d 4\31 1\plat. was at hill 63 know what i know. know much less. would like to know more. delta co. 67\68 .
david smith <polarberars 196@aol.com>
brooks, ga USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 12:19:29 (EST)

I was just sitting here thinking about Christmas' past and thought about the time we were out preparing for the infiltration course at fort devens in 1965. I remember singing christmas carols in a tent with one of our commo sgt. Cant remember his name I was with C Battery 3/82 Arty. Anyone remember the sgt name Merry Christmas to all Chargers and please keep those in harms way now,in your prayers.
Paul Flynn <vetagent@stoughton.org>
Stoughton, MA USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 12:05:31 (EST)

I'm active duty Air Force and I'm looking for anyone that might have served with my father.He was in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and was in Da Nang and Chu Lai.I think he served 68-69 but not for sure.His name is JOEY HOOD.If anyone knows him, will you please contact me. Thank you...
Jerry Hood <koreantigger2004>
Osan AB, Korea - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 11:19:48 (EST)

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

A Merry Christmas to you and yours. I know it's not a very nice thing to say but if you aren't a Vet or a Vets loved one, you can go to ***.
John
La, Ca USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 01:25:12 (EST)

i WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL 196ER'S A VERY MERRY CHIRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. JACK QUINN Co B 3/21 1965-1966.
John (Jack) Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 15:26:34 (EST)

I was just checking out your web site and thought I say best wishes for the holidays from one of the Rattlers. Class of 69.
Tommy Hobbs <Tangohotel1@msn.com>
Winter Haven, Fl USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 09:51:51 (EST)

sorry for the mistake, Randy. Was one of four survivors. PRO PATRIA; Ed.
edwardd latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
evergreen, Co. USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 09:43:33 (EST)

Hello guys.,Just finishth ed "One Zulu" , if you were in the action at the Ridge May 8 Th,---12th.This is a must read, especially B/4/31, IST. CAV. A/4/31, written by Curtis Randolf Kimes, E Company 52nd. Infantry, the lone survivor of LLRP team One Zulu. I'm looking for Lt. or Capt. Mansfield, not sure of rank, he was a platoon leader with Alpha Co. 67-68. Happy Holidays and a great new year.PRO PATRIA, ED.
edward latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
EVERGREEN, co USA - Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 22:46:35 (EST)

Just wanted to say thanks to the 196th. I'm an honorary member. My father (Earnest Bess) served with the 196th (66 - 67) Tah Ninh. Because of men like you...we live in a Free country!!!!!
Vincent Bess <lilvinnyb@aol.com>
Bristow , Va USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 15:23:12 (EST)

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

The very best to each of you and your loved ones this holiday season. It has been a great year for me and my family. A highlight was the trip in Roger Starrs new Corvette going to the reunion together this past summer and seeing many of you. It was great to connect again with all of the "Charlie Tigers" from Co. C 3/21 196th LIB and to make new friends. God blees you and our country and the troops in the field...this is a new e-mail address for me.....Keep the Faith...Jimmie L."Red" Coulthard
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@comcast.net>
River Falls, WI USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 23:25:36 (EST)

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

Thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers. I am at home and doing good. It is going to take some time for recovery and my wife says she is going to have a hard time slowing me down. We do think all of you for keeping our family in your prayers and we would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and are really glad to know we can have one also. Bill and Dianne Knight (We have 3 little wonderful grandchildren 3, 6, 8. It will be a great one.
Bill Knight <BillKDIANNE@AOL.COM>
WINSLOW, IN USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 20:51:32 (EST)

I was HHC 196th at Tay Ninh dec 66 to feb 67 does anyone have info on the OH23 crash,after rework of the roter head,that fell into the medics tents ie dates time or names was in jan67 james phipps 817-572-4832 4124 meadow park dr arlington,texas 76017 thanks good luck
James Phipps <jim@tigersgss.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 23:07:18 (EST)

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

to everyone from the 196th. happy holidays to all. see you all at the next reunion.to everyone from my old unit 175th.engs.i hope some of you guys can make it to the next reunion,you might see some old friends if not, you will make some new ones.
don maxfield
prospect pk., nj. USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 03:36:09 (EST)

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

finally we got him
james gray <mrtirejpg@msn.com>
bradenton, fl USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 15:21:50 (EST)

Aug '66 - July "67 It would be great to find some of the boys that were there with me. A co 3/21
Ross Sparapani <ma-pa@tband.net>
Gagetown, mi USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 09:29:40 (EST)

We have updated our Memorial for those who were Kia'd while serving with the 175th Engineer Company and A Company 26th Engineer Battalion. Please visit their Memorial and Remember them one more time. Their Memorial is located on the 175th Eng. Home page located at this URL; http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html Their Memorial page is located at this Address; http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Memorial.html
Ron <barny@usa.net>
N.J. USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 12:46:55 (EST)

First, Great site. Come on, there has to be someone out their from Recon 4/31 LZ West November 1969 November 1970. Willis, Thompson, Stieber, Da'mico, Lt. Campbell ,Colonel Mays, Sgt.Thomas, Phil Baus, Lt.Rapp. After Nam, every day is a good day. I think of you guys everyday, and will the rest of my life. John Nover
John Nover <customcamerarp@aol.com>
pace , fl USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 20:07:00 (EST)

I am searching for Ron White, who was a medic in the burning worm. He went over from Ft Devans and served at Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. He was from upper Pennsylvania. Does anyone out there remember him?
james clemons <jclmns@aol.com>
pine bluff, ar USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 18:19:13 (EST)

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

I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all of you that sacrificed so much to serve your country. I appreciate you and hope that your wounds, both physically and mentally, will heal. The second reason I'm posting a message is to get some information about my uncle. His name is Robert W. Stivers (Bob) and he was in Vietnam from May 69- June 70. His DD214 reads 196th TFBDE-3rd Battalion- 21st Company. He never spoke about any of his experiences but since he passed away I have been trying to gain some insight into his past. If anyone knew him or might give me some other avenues to try I would be grateful. Thanks. Aaron M. Wright, TSgt, USAFR
Aaron Wright <aaron.wright@mcconnell.af.mil>
McConnell AFB, KS USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 13:36:49 (EST)

Just a note to let Bill know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your recovery.I pray for a speedy recovery and Thank God you are doing well. God Bless You. Tim D/2/1
Timothy L. Martin <marty5605@peoplepc.com>
Millersburg, OH USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 08:23:51 (EST)

I'm still trying to find someone that might know me from VN.I was their from 3/67 to 3/68 in Aco 3/21 I came into the unit the day the co,came in from the cambodia border.I was assign to a machine gun squad but Idon't remember what Pt. I rememberthe name virgin mountain and rubber plantation then going to Chu Lai then to Tam Kyon a fire base but I can't remember what we done or what happen when Iread some of the comment that guy writee about .I read the book After the Stom by Paul Drew He was in3/21 the sametimeHe name off some of the guyBut it didn't ring a bell at all. Paul I no you didn't sign the guess book but if do read this guess bookand think you no me I would like to hear fromyou.I loike to hear from anyone that was over their my numberj is 8644260631for any one that would to have a old vet to chat whit.
Paul Rhinehart <jrhinehart@wmconnect.com>
union, sc USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 21:21:05 (EST)

Best wishes Bill, we all pray for a speedy recovery,Jeff thanks for the update. Sincerely, Pro Patriaa,Ed.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
evergreen, Co. USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 17:50:45 (EST)

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

TO ALL MY FELLOW GIMLETS&BUSHMASTERS MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR ALSO A PRAYER FOR ALL OUR BOYS IN HARMS WAY WERE THINKING OF YOU! SEND THEN A NOTE THEYED LIKE IT. GOD BLESS
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI. USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 20:49:25 (EST)

Heads up--especially to A and B 4/31 and the rest of the Camp Evans crew May 1968. Randy Kimes is one of the surviving 1st Cav. LRRPs from that fight on the mountain overlooking Evans 8-10 May. He has written a book about it entitled ONE ZULU. Contact him via e-mail at pmarche@jps.netif you want a copy; price is $16.75. Happy holidays--stay safe. Byron Dare
Byron Dare
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 14:48:50 (EST)

GIVE ME IMFORMATION ABOUT MY HUSBAND SP4 JACKIE GAYLE MCGUIRE US51949678 AUGUST 14,1968 AUGUST 7, 1970 BASIC TRAING FT. KNOX VIETNAM 1 YR.
JACKEE GRIFFIN <DRUBA50@aol.com>
CRESTWOOD , KY. USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 23:55:11 (EST)

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

jim phipps 4124 Meadow Park Dr. Arlington, Texas 817-572-4832 glad to know you are here good luck mary Christmas
jim phipps <jim@tigersgss.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 01:32:07 (EST)

was at Tay Ninh 26Dec 66 to 20Feb 67 HHC helped build heated shower ect. Blown away by the site
Jim Phipps <jim@tigersgss.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 20:49:17 (EST)

Does anyone know the guys from 27th chemical det. that where in Duc Pho in march 1970? Trying to get some really needed help. Anyone with info please e-mail me.
John Deuel <buddsj2@yahoo.com>
Toms River, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 11:54:57 (EST)

I was a member of F/17/196 from Oct'68 to Oct'69. Third Platoon mostly. Was wounded twice, first during a mortar attack on Baldt, then an RPG round into the back of the track on a hill west of Baldy. I have been to one reunion so far in DC about 14 years ago. On Oct 2003, I and my wife went to Glen Cove LI, NY for a dedication of a park to Dennis Murray, who was killed when the captain's track hit a mine in June 1969. We were warmly welcomed by Dennis's Mom (his ex-wife had just died of cancer) his brother, sister, inlaws and the whole clan. I was interviewed for the paper and the local TV station. We had a very memorable day with all the honor guards etc. I will post as many fotos of the event and some of my old Nam fotos as soon as I get a chance on the F Troop web page. I would love to get in touch with anyone of the same era. Berj
Berj Manoushagian <berjm@aol.com>
Waltham, MA USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 09:43:26 (EST)

Any one from the 27th chemical det served in Duc Pho in march 1970 with the HHC 11th LIB please e-mail me . Im looking for help from the past.
John Deuel <buddsj2@comcast.net>
Toms River, NJ USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 21:57:11 (EST)

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

RE: Byron Dare – “Can anyone out there tell me when 1/46th became part of 196th?” - In May, 1967, the 46th Infantry deployed for Vietnam. Two battalions of the 46th (1st and 5th) served honorably rotating between the 23d Infantry Division (Americal), 198th Infantry Brigade and the 196th Infantry Brigade. The battalions have credit for twelve campaigns, stretching from October, 1967 to June, 1972. On 13 May 1969, MAJ Dunagan, A Co, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry was awarded the Medal of Honor. The 46th was inactivated again in August, 1984.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.netX>
Co.A 3/21st, RepublicOfTexas - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 00:51:31 (EST)

RE: George Bacon - You Dad is Army so if he was in combat with an infantry unit he might be eligible? for a "CombatInfantryBadge" which is the only badge/medal that Army personnel wear to signify experience in combat. (except the CombatMedicsBadge- for medics). The Navy, Marines & CoastGuard wear the "CombatActionRibbon" to signify their experience in combat- your Dad wouldn't/couldn't wear it as Army personnel. As a 63B20 I doubt whether he is eligible for the CIB… It would be listed on his DD-214.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.netX>
RepublicOfTexas, Co.A-3/21.196thLIB - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 22:35:58 (EST)

Anyone hear or know the whereabouts of Dave Romney. I believe he was from Calif. We served in the gun squad together in the Nam. Co C 3/21/196th. 1968/69....
Dave Frierson <charlietiger@vermontel.net>
Springfield, Vt. USA - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 09:36:21 (EST)

Former enlisted Marine seeking information about father's unit in Vietnam .His name is George Allen Bacon service number 68024563. According to his DD 214 he was in the 196th LIB. His uniform has the 23rd AMERICAL patch. He was in country from 23 AUG 70-21 AUG 71.He was at FT. LEWIS WA at the time of his discharge. His speciality number and title was 63B20 Wh Veh Mech. His initial training was at FT.LEONARD WOOD MO and other training was thru the 3RD ARMD DIV. His service medals according to his DD 214 are:NDSM,VSM,BSM,RVNCM w/60 DEV, 20/s, and the SPS M-14 shooting badge.His uniform also has the PRES. UNIT CITATION, ARMY UNIT COMM. ribbons, The Blue Infantry Rope, The French Forrg. Lanyard, as well as the Combat Rifle above his ribbons on the left side of the jacket. I am interested if the 196TH and/or the 23RD AMERICAL recieved or warranted any other decorations after his leaving Vietnam and Military service.It seems to me that maybe he should have the combat action service ribbon as well.I am trying to put together a shadow box for him for a christmas gift. I would like to make it as accurate as possible. I would appericiate any response about his unit or the direction in which to research. If you knew him I would love to hear from you. My land line is (573)885-9114. Thank You.
George Bacon Jr. <www.tammy7400@yahoo.com>
Cuba, Mo USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 14:58:22 (EST)

I was with C battery 3/82 arty in 1965 out of Fort Devens. Was in FDC from Fort Sill Okl then straight to Devens. Worked with John Flynn (the cook) also M Collins (Killer)in FDC. Was in country Aug 66 to June 67. I knew Capt. Dearlove, Lt. Clarke, and Lt. Gibson (Hoot). Looking to find anyone who was in country at that time.
Joseph Losinno <Me5000@aol.com>
Seaford, N.Y USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 00:51:25 (EST)

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

Editors note: The SPAM that keeps appearing in the guestbook is deposited there by automatic programs that search for guestbooks and then insert the ads for the sole purpose of getting their web IP address out on the web in as many places as possible. The e-mail addresses that appear are phony and it doesn't do any good to try and write them to complain. There are ways to track them and we have been successful in tracking down several and having their internet service providers (ISP) cancel them. Many just change their provider and continue. A number of them come from South American or European providers of telecom service. I will keep erasing them until I can provide a better solution. I have been given some helpful tips on remedies, and when I get time I'll try to do something more.

What is all the crap on Our site,maybe we should all send e-mails and drown those sissies, give us a hint,On Line Assault??? Pro Patria;Ed.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
evergreen, Co. USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 10:56:18 (EST)

I was with Dave Larrick when he was wounded. I was wounded trying to carry him out. I spent a year in Army hospitals recovering. I have exchanged letters with hhim, but have not seen him since Nov 20, '68. Anybody else out there? I'd like to hear from you. Jim, "Guner Will" Willard
JIM WILLARD <jimwillard@charter.net>
Walla Walla , WA USA - Monday, November 24, 2003 at 21:58:27 (EST)

Hi guys good to see your still keeping up with things. Ed.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
Evergreen, Co. USA - Monday, November 24, 2003 at 18:52:12 (EST)

This is a Question for this Doc.La palio person, how do you know about what happened to mike and dave not [larry] larrick on Nui Chom before thankgiving [68]? Were you there are what? I sent you a e-mail no response from you. I checked the guestbook I can't find your name? If I'm wrong I will apologize to all. Dave was hit 3 times not 6 and Mike got the Medal of Honor for his sacrifice, which was greatly appreciated by all of us. Dave was only out there 1 night and the next day ME and my squad got him out alive. If anyone has any questions feel free to e-mail me, and I will contact the people who know especially Bob Poliski, who recevied a Bronze Star with Valor to get him out that day. There were many more of us that know the truth of that day and this was Alpha Co. only. Where were you in Branson with everyone else? I want to say "HI" to all in the 4/31st 196th Inf.
Dennis Weaver <inf196@mindspring.com>
Mesquite, Tx 75150 - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 18:57:07 (EST)

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

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

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

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

I just got back from the Wall. First time. There were tourists there, many foreign. I saw finger pointing and laughing, Did I miss the joke? Was there something funny? I didn't get? Maybe there is something wrong with me. Maybe I have no sense of humor. That's it, no sense of humor.I did see one Nam vet there though , I overheard him answering his sons question. It choked me up actually.Good thing I was wearing sun glasses. Best regards vets
John
Ca USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 21:30:45 (EST)
Editor's note: John, go to the Wall on Veterans' Day or Memorial Day and you are sure to be with friends.

November 17th 1968 Delta 4/31st slashed a steep trail up NUI CHOM Mountain Captain Sid Ordway and his Chu Hoi size up the trail and realize it is for at least a company size unit. Delta started takin fire going up the trail when the point man saw a squad of NVA Regulars coming down the trail. Walking 200 more meters walked into a NVA Base Camp Captain Ordway and First Sargeant Neely where both wounded Captain Ordway was blinded and FSG Neely was shot in the hand. Hubie Harris aka Butch was Sid Ordways RTO and grabbed the PRC-25 and made contact with LTC Sam Wetzel and gave him the set rep Sam was in his Charlie Charlie with Sgt Major Meyers who where taking machine gun fire from the NVA LTC Wetzel called in "Blue Ghost" gun ships of F trp 8th Cav who laid down some awesom firepower. We then started getting support from the 105 and the 155 from the 3/82nd Arty. Alpha and Delta hook up and made it into the base camp Pfc Mike Crescenz killed 6 NVA and saved the lives of many polar bears by his action of attacting machine gun positions one after one. Charlie Company along with Delta and Alpha made a three prong attack up Nui Chom one of the steepest moutains I have ever been on! The miracle occured on November 22nd when Sgt Larry Larrick was wounded five times he crawled into a bunker with some dead NVA and laid there for two days with maggots and leaches eating the wounded tissue on his five wounds many men tried to reach him but he yelled at them to not try to save him because they would be killed or wounded. On the morning of the 23rd the miracle occured Alpha,Bravo and Charlie companies assaulted the base camp and the bunkers and found Sgt Larrick alive it was a real true miracle "Larrick's alive" was the word coming in over the PRC-25. I took care of most of the wounded and sat up with the dead in Charlie companies lagger it is amazing how hot it could be in the day and how cold it was at night we sat back to back to stay warm. It will be the longest seven days I have ever spent I saw so much heroism by such brave men who where and are still the bravest warriors I have ever known. To all of us that made it back we where just lucky and to all that did not make it back God Bless You and Keep you in his arms. Doc La Palio, HHC, Delta,and Charlie Co's 4/31st 196th 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 15:13:19 (EST)

Anyone from 1st Plt/ A 3/21 ('70 - '71) out there?
Henry Miller <HR4ABD>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 13:16:59 (EST)

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

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

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

TOBY MELONE I LOST YOUR E-MAIL OR IT HAS CHANGED. IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO ME. MUST NOT BE MANY OF US LEFT FROM CO. B. 4/31. 196TH FROM 1965 TO 1967. THANG AGAIN FOR THE COME BACK
CHARLES DOLLY <CED1DAD@WMCONNECT.COM>
FAIRMONT, WV USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 14:38:23 (EST)

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

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

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

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

I am a writer working on a book set in 1967, and am in need of medical information relative to a wound a soldier would have rec'd in Vietnam. Tried to contact one of your own - Frank Scarpa, M.D., but haven't heard back from him. Email address I have for him is lcscarpa@optonline.net, which I got from one of his posts to your site. Wondering if anyone can help me get in touch with him. Thank you.
Renee Thompson <muddylagoon@aol.com>
Folsom, CA USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 18:44:21 (EST)

I was in B 3/21 196th from June 0f 67 to Nov of the same year when I was infused to the 199th in the south,Looking for Arthur Patrick or any one who knew Bill Weleski,or Brilfeld I have some old faded pictures of a mountain bunker with a Phil Schmitt and others, If any one can put some light on these names contact me at my e-mail address This message went into the last news letter and got only one responec but the telephone number was wrong or it was a BS call.
Peter Savoca <petsavo@aol.com>
Davie , Fl USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 16:16:45 (EST)

HOW ABOUT EPILESY THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE?I'VE HAD IT SINCE 1985 NO HEAD INJURYS!ANYONE ELSE HAVE SAME, SAME,AN CANT CONTROL IT WITH MEDS.AO WAS DANANG BCO 3RD 21ST 72,
mike campbell <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 17:04:08 (EST)

HELLO FELLOW 196'ER I WAS STATIONED AT HAWK HILL GRAVES REGISTERATION ATTACHED TO THE 23RD MED. CO. C, COMPANY FROM NOV. 70 TO JUN.71 HAVEN'T HEARD FROM MANY PEOPLE THAT WAS WITH THE MEDICAL COMPANY WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU ALSO A. COMPANY 23 S & T BN FROM CHI LAI
MELVIN CROFT <mcroft@wgwmortuary.com>
GREENVILLE, SC USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 16:16:16 (EST)

Regarding the post that mentioned agent orange exposure, I've met vets with odd cancers that nobody in thier family has ever had, met 54 year old men that have peripheral neuropathy and can't walk anymore even though thier 80 year old parents still play golf .It goes on and on .I think the men that have damage from this crud should get help, and for those of us still healthy we should count ourselves lucky I guess.Take care 196thers.
john
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 21:23:47 (EST)

WELCOME HOME TO ALL VETS. i HAVE POLYNEUROPATHY BEEN FIGHTING VA SINCE 1999. IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO BEAT THME I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP. THIS IS ONE DISEASE THAT IS COVERED BUT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN. HAVE A PAIN FREE DAY . CARL LEE
CARL LEE <CJLEE9974@AOL.COM>
ROCKINGHAM, NC USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 20:07:59 (EST)

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

Hey guys, as usual I'm checking in to see what condition our condition is in ! Still thinking of Branson, something happened to me there, the guilt I've always felt. Looking into the eyes of comrades and still see that 1000mi. Stare. The eyes that reveal nothing. The absulutely rediculess(?) to become involved in another no win action, If you're going to do it, DO IT!!! If they don't get out [i think it's too late already] or put on the full court press, and turn that place into rubble or glass, we're doomed again as so many times before.This political, and big-business crap is leading us to ruin. If they had used everything; and you know what I mean, we could have taken Hanoi in 4mo??? All we needed were leaders with balls larger than peanuts did any of you notice any of them in the bush? I sure didn't probibly they would use the paths,BANG! Keep on Keeping on. Pro Patria; Ed 2Plt. 2nd. Squad A/4/31.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
evergreen, Co. USA - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 21:37:36 (EST)

FELLOW GRUNTS;MISSED SOME STUFF I THINK MY BOX BEEN DOWN FOR COUPLE WEEKS TILL DELL REPLACED IT,THANKS TO WARANTYS,BEST MONEY I SPENT ANYONE FROM BCO 3RD 21ST 1972, COME AROUND GIVE ME A HOLLER HERE 24/7UNLESS THIS THING GOES DOWN AGAIN !SAY A PRAYER FOR THE GRUNTS, DOING THERE JOB IN THE BIG SAND PIT.IVE GOT A NEPH,AT CAMP BOOM (WHAT A NAME)NORTH OF BAGDAD THERE KICK ASS TAKEN NO NAMES!!!!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 16:32:04 (EST)

note correction on posted Email address. The capilist jerks who think this is a good place to sell their viagra etc., piss me off. I was asst.chief bn. computor, 3/82 atry,jun67, jun 68. Glad to see in Vietnam mag article complaint about Gen. Linnel. Sent any more choppers to Danang for your fresh veggies?
bill russell <Rwill60@aol>
norman, ok USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:14:49 (EST)

Looking for anyone that was with Americal 3/21 196 lib Co. D Dplatoon Black Death 70-71 Chu-lai and DaNang
Marshall Quinn <airquinn@grnco.net>
Paragould, ar USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 16:43:35 (EST)

I was trying to locate Tom Mcabee whom I believe was from Alabama.We were in CoB3/21 196thInf.He was caught in across-fire with two 30/cal machine guns in Hiep Duc valley the first week of June 1970 I dragged him up to the woodline and carried him on my back untill I caught up with Ken Shears a Medic for the Co. who I think was from Chiago Ill.Tom had put me in for a Bronse Star with a V which I never received.I would like to be able to get conformation of this incident so that I may be awarded a medal that I should have been given almost 34 years ago.If anyone from CO.B 3/21 196TH Inf. recalls this incident which happen the first week of June 1970 in Hiep Duc Valley please contact me ethier at web site or home phone 315 338 0324.If not home please leave name and phone and I will return your call.Thank you very much. Sincerely Robert M. Wible now living in upstate N.Y origanly from Glassboro N.J.
Robert Wible <spf0076acscom/3153380324>
Rome, N.Y USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 12:56:24 (EDT)

Evening Gentlemen, Does anyone remember a Jim Hale he was in a LRRP unit. White male with snow white/blonde hair from Mississippi. He's my father and wondered if anyone remembered him and would like to tell me something about him. I'm writing a book about him and need some information. He's still alive did 27 years and retired 1989 lives in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. I'm sure he'd be interested in hearing from some of his fellow soliders. Thanks, Jeff
Jeff Hale <j-hale@rocketmail.com>
Radcliff, Ky USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:14:42 (EDT)

the new edition of Vietnam mag(dec.2003)has a well researched article on C 4/31's action aroundVan Tuong1 in May 67.
bill russell <rwill60@aol.com>
norman, ok USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 14:35:05 (EDT)

just got back from a 175th eng. reunion in conn. it was probably the best time i've had since i came home from nam.it was so good to see some of the guys again.i hope we can get together again soon. paul thank you for putting everything together.dave sorry i missed you on sun. morning ihad toi leave for home,don't forget what i said about keeping in touch.guess that's it for now good night david.
don maxfield
USA - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 22:02:22 (EDT)

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

surfed here looking for info on hiep duc valley--was in country jan-dec 1970--3rd plt comp b 3/21st--nice to know so many are still on the right side of the grass
dave glander <dragonslayer5@earthkink.net>
sterling, co USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 20:44:40 (EDT)

I sent an email to the President of GoDaddy.com requesting that he enfore his company's web hosting agreement. The agreement forbids Spamming such as the posts by free-pamela-anderson-nude.biz. GoDaddy.com is the Sponsoring Registrar for the free pam site as well as free-black-sluts.biz. More information on my site www.axman4.com Welcome home, guys. Larry Breeding HHC, 196th '67 - '68
Winston L. Breeding <wlb@stx.rr.com>
USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 13:42:39 (EDT)

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

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

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

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

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

I am looking for info on Joseph Cloud (Lightning 33)Sgt "F" Troop 17th Cav. KIA 11/23/67. I am interested in when he med-evac on the 23 of November 1967.
Bob "DOC"Kelly <LIb196bob@aol.com>
Reading , Pa USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 19:07:59 (EDT)

Sorry I missed the reunion at Branson. Just wanted to update as we have moved and now have new E-mail. God speed to all Charlie co, 3/21/196th LIB 5/68-5/69 DEave Frierson
Dave Frierson <charlietiger@vermontel.net>
Springfield , Vt. USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 20:29:56 (EDT)

I was i the como platoon HHC 4/31 from 67 to 68 does anyone out there have any insight as to what happened to Terry Crump? What does a guy have to do to get on the mag list?
Don Quarterman <dqkq@merr.com>
Janesville, Wi USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 01:06:52 (EDT)

EDITORS NOTE: The following two messages were left by members after we got a deluge of spam, mostly for porn sites. Unfortunately, the spammers never see the stuff they post here. It is all done automatically by software programs and they really don't care if anyone reads it. Anyway... I've erased it all. This is starting to occupy at least 20 minutes a day of otherwise valuable time. I have tracked most of the culprits to their service providers and made written complaints, but nothing is done, or they just move to other providers and begin again.

DOC,THERE JUST LIKE THE DINKS,,HIDE IN THEIR HOLES TILL DARK WHEN THEY THINK NO ONE IS LOOKING. SURPRISE WE HAVE NEW TEC,UNLIKE THE STUFF WE USE TO HAVE A FEW WORDS TO THE RIGHT GUYS LIKE FELLOW NCOC GRAD IN HOMELAND SEC.SHOULD DO THE TRICK!WITH THE SAME OUTCOME IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN !!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 21:05:19 (EDT)

This message is to all of you Spamers and Pornographers and other assorted jerks, this site is sacred to us the former members of the 196th that fought a disgusting little war we all lost friends and brothers and some on this site lost their fathers,brothers and uncle's and you are disgracing this site,if there was ever a case for parents to have Filicided their children it should have been your parents! Do us all a favor go to what ever site you want to pedal your smut but leave this site alone. Just remeber your never quite as alone as you think you are! Doc La Palio, HHC,Delta and Charlie Companies, 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 17:52:28 (EDT)

I WAS WITH 1/46 196 LIN 71/72 LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO MY BROTHER'S IN ARMS. IM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO MIGHT KNOW DAVE LEONE HE WAS WITH RECON SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM AGAIN. I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU THAT HAS REALLY BEEN HARD FOR ME. I MARRIED A WOMAN THAT WAS CLOSE TO MY FAMILY,AFTER BEING DIVORCED TWO TIMES I WAS READY FOR A NEW LIFE WITH MY NEW WIFE. SHE WANTED TO GO TO COLLEGE I SOLDED MY HOUSE TOOK A JOB WHERE I MORE THAN DOUBLED MY INCOME. FROM THE TIME WE GOT MARRIED SHE WAS PUTTING ARSENIC IN MY FOOD, I WOULD GET SICK AND NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS POISON. TIME CAME THE MONTH SHE GOT OF COLLEGE I WAS HAVING PAIN IN MY LEGS WHEN I WALKED I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH A FEVER OF 106 TO 107 FOR OVER A WEEK,WHEN I GOT OUT I COULD'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPEND. I WAS BLAKING OUT AND HAVING SEIZURES. FIVE YEARS HAD PASSED AFTER BEING IN AND OUT THE HOSPITAL SO MANY TIME I DONT REMEMBER. IN MAY 1998 THE DOCTOR TOOK OFF MY LEFT LEG 6 DAYS LATER ON MEMORIAL DAY,THE DOCTOR TOOK MY RIGHT LEG. IN JULY OF THIS YEAR I WENT TO THE 23RD NATIONAL WHEELCHAIE GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME, I TOOK HOME THREE GOLD. MY WIFE AND HER FATHER TOOK ALL THE MONEY I EVER MADE AS A TOOL AND DIE MAKER.I HAVE A MAN MAKING ME SOME LEGS I CAN'T PAY FOR, IF ANY ONE KNOWS ANYONE WHO MIGHT HELP IN ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME TERRY WRENN I WAS THE GUARD AT THE GATE 1/46 198 LIB THE SP THANK YOU.
TERRY WRENN <TERRY_WRENN@HOTMAIL.COM>
BELLEVILLE, MI USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 21:37:30 (EDT)

I am a daughter of a Vietnam Vet his name is Fred Seward and was with the 196th. I just want to thank you all and wish you good health and happiness
Cherlynn Doucette <uniwolf@wolfwoman.net>
Milo, Me USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 16:38:33 (EDT)

I was with A Company, 3/21 in 1969. I was one of the M-60 gunners. I got hit around LZ Prep just before the LZ East overrun.
Kenneth Fleisher <Yoboo2@worldnet.att.net>
Kings Mountain, NC USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 11:21:19 (EDT)

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

I was in Delta company 69-70/Denang-Chu Lai looking for Jughead,Grandpa Al,fergi,Retana(E L.A.),Alabama or anyone who served with me,firebase Maryann.Live in Los Angeles would like to reunite.
Marco Ramirez <marmar391@hotmail.com>
Northridge, California USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 14:28:22 (EDT)

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

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

I just wanted to say that i enjoy your web site very much!! My father, Ed Luther, was with the 196th in Vietnam but dosent talk alot about his time in!! Its nice to read the guestbook entry's and the history of your unit. Thanks and Semper Fi, SSgt Nathan Luther USMC
Nathan Luther <NathanLuther@cox.net>
Camp Pendleton, CA USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 19:14:31 (EDT)

I am looking for Rod Satterlee from Rolla, MO. We served as Casualty Reporters in Chulai in 1968. I was with the 11th LIB. Squeet!
Rich Raitano <docrichr@yahoo.com>
La Center, WA USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 11:38:36 (EDT)

Once again I check in to see what's happening? How are you guys from a/31,doing? I still think of the reunion, and how nice to see you all doing well. Things are finally melowing out here, I'm doing well. Pro Patria; ED.
Edward J. latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
Evergreen, Co. USA - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 13:39:26 (EDT)

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

I am sorry I missed the Branson Reunion. I had a small medical problem, Which brings me to what I saw in the Doctor's office. In the September 2003 issue of Travel and Leisure magazine they where advertising to visit Viet-Nam you even have to have reservations at a restaraunt in HOI AN because of all the tourist visiting there. Then I remembered when I was wounded and sent to Camp Zama Hospital in Japan someone had written on one of the walls in the latrine my Dad bombed Japan and I am taking R&R here in Japan and will my son be taking R&R in Viet-Nam during the next war. Just something to think about!
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 14:47:06 (EDT)

I have a picture I took of a G.I. named Immel. I think we DEROS'ed at the same time, July, '69. Would like to get in touch with him
David Hathaway <hath0042@metnet.edu>
Twin Cities, MN USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 14:01:08 (EDT)

Two years ago we found this web site, quite by accident. I could barely boot a computer and had to get the librarian to show me how. I guessed at what I needed to start my search. But having done research for years, I am persistant, if nothing else. Then I started finding my husbands brothers. We found out about the reunion and counted the days. We got there on Monday night and stayed through Sunday. We managed to take in several shows and met lot's of new friends. But the highlight was meeting all my husbands brothers and their wives, many whom we had been writing too for all those months. How can I describe how it feels to be in the presence of so many heros? These are the greatest bunch of guys I have ever met. I am so proud that these are the men my husband served with. They are the very best the Army had to offer. They laughed and played and had a grand old time. And they reminisced about their time together. Sometimes it was painful and sometimes it was funny. The banquet was wonderful. It was great to meet Warren and Roy. You have done a terrific job. And Branson was a perfect place for the reunion. Hope it is there next time. On Sunday, we all stood in the parking lot talking. It was hard to leave and no one wanted to be the first. There were so many hugs and then we finally had to just go. Company E recon, you are such a blessing to us. We love each and everyone of you. We are looking forward to the next reunion.
Helen R. Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
Ft. Worth, Tex USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 08:42:29 (EDT)

This morning I checked the guestbook as I often do and was disgusted to find twelve porn sites listed. Great Site Folks! They have never even looked at this site. If the had they would not be posting here. This is a sacred place...a place to heal the mind, the body and the soul of America's heros. This is a place where those who fought and those who died can remember and be remembered. It is a healing place where those heros may find their brothers...many who didn't know if the friends lived or died in the trenches and jungles and sands of foreign lands. But it is not just for this countries heros, it is for their wives an children also. This is proven by the letters from women and children who write in. We found many of my husbands friends right here on this sight. This is where the healing began. Would these same vultures go into a church and desecrate it's guest book? Have they no shame at all?
Helen R. Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
Ft. Worth, Tex USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 07:58:31 (EDT)

Anyone from A 4/31, in country between May and Nov, 68, I have been able to track down a few of us. If you have not been in touch, drop me a line. I have pictures that I would be glad to share. I will be in Washington D.C. during the first week of October. If you live in that area, I am meeting a couple of our guys there. ou could be there too. If not God's speed to you.
Jim willard <jimwillard@charter.net>
walla walla, wa USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 01:56:10 (EDT)

I was with F Troop 8 cav. - 196th Inf. Brigade VietNam - Nov.1971 - two tours - ending Nov. 1973- Danag - and fubi: Looking for others who were in the area at the same time: Was 67N20 - then a door gunner on UH-1H for 1 1/2 years: Looking for any one with info. and who I might have been with in the air or on the ground -
Kenneth M Hughes <photo156@mcloudteleco.com>
OK. City, OK USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 23:31:20 (EDT)

Just like to see I'm a former 4/31 196th Infantry 1969
Ernesto Rangel <avmmge505@aol.com>
Aransas Pass, tx USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 22:38:51 (EDT)

I served with Co.B., 3rd.Battalion, 21st.Inf., 196th. Light Infantry Brigade headquatered in Chu Lai from June 1968 to April 1969. Would love to hear from any of the men who were there with me.
David C. Russell <proctor1951@hotmail.com>
Maryville, Tn. USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 20:55:43 (EDT)

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

I,m the wife of Nick Dolmas he was with 196th from 1966 to 1969. I,m not sure where in vetnam he was he didn,t talk much . I just wanted to let the guestbook know that he has passed away.I have some pic of that time put dont remember names .He was very proud of you guys .He was with the co b 1bn USAICTC 21 Please let me know if anyone remember him.thany you .
nick dolmas/Lisa Dolmas <feistymomma12122@yahoo.com>
ny USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 13:32:03 (EDT)

hey guys, what's happening?? Just checking in. Reunion was great, looking foward to 2005. I was never prouder of my unit at Branson, especially A-4-31, great turnout. PRO PATRIA. You comrades. Ed latini
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn.com>
EVERGREEN, co. USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 01:02:17 (EDT)

To Ron Ouellette: I tried to respond to your post the other day, but got an "undeliverable" message in return. Can you check your address? Thanks. Jim Armstrong C and A 2/1 '65-'67
Jim Armstrong <jimarm@pacific.net>
Potter Valley, CA USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 17:02:50 (EDT)

With deep sadness I report the passing of a "good man and a good soldier" -- Captain Stanley F. Yates -- the CO of Alpha Company, 4th of the 31st -- from February to June 1969. Information is second-hand but reliable. Jim McDowell learn from Chaplain Lovelace that he (Chaplain Lovelace) contacted Captain Yates' mother recently and was told Captain Yates passed away 19 years ago -- a survivor of Nam, but defeated by cancer. Life is so short -- make the most of HONORABLE Opportunity for we know not when or how.. PEACE to all and Pray for those "doing their duty" in uniform today in Iraq and elsewhere.
Eddie W. Zuleger <eddiezuleger@msn.com>
Litchfield Park, Az USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 11:51:41 (EDT)

Looking for information on The New Accolade of the Chivalry of Humanity awarded during World War I to soldiers wounded in action particularly Noah Townsend, Co L 196th. Thank you Allan Apperson
Allan Apperson <allan.apperson@directus.net>
Morganton, NC USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 22:47:45 (EDT)

F Troop 17th Cav warriors. I think I was the first of the replacements after the original crew. I arrived in Tay Ninh on Dec 31, 1966 and left on Dec 31, 1967. I originally spent time with Capt Roan and eventually ended up in the 1st Platoon. Spent four days in the Thanksgiving day mess in 1967 with enough memories to last a life time. Was wounded and medivaced to Da Nang on the fourth day. Spent the last two weeks in December assigned to the Brigade TOC. Two years ago I applied for a disability and am currently at 50%. Look forward to hearing from any of you out there.
Ron Walquist <ronw@fidalgo.net>
Mt Vernon, WA USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 17:54:47 (EDT)

I was FO for B Battery 3/82 (LZ Center) and FDO with A Battery (Hawk Hill)69-70 after getting out of field.Got pics of both units and recording of fire missons.Come on redlegs in my time. Let's get our stories out!You guys where a class act!
R> David thomas <eastdragon@juno.com>
San Jose, ca USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 01:15:28 (EDT)

I had the priviledge of being the first CO of "A" Batery 3/82 from it's inception at Ft. Devens. I must say it wasa priviledge as I served with some of the finest young men I had the pleasure of being associated with during my long career. Both active and reserve. Feel free to contact me regarding any inquiries on Agent Orange.
Ron Ouellette <gemini0521@earhlink.net>
Weeki Wachee, FL USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 18:27:05 (EDT)

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

Co C, 4/31st, 196th. Left Ft Lewis, WA with a lot of great guys in Feb 68. Seemed like we had 4 or 5 "Smith's" in the company. We all cut our hair short in the day room at Ft Lewis. Went over on C-41's with most of our gear (including winter sweaters, etc.) and dropped into Chu Lai, RVN. No Repo-depo BS. I still have orders, but I can remember some of the names of the old guys who had several months in-country. Slim Olson was one. Charlie Harger bought it in July 68 because of a pot-smoker from New York; had to ship him to the rear before he became a casualty. Ron Barnett was from Cincinatti and Gerald Patrick was from Beaumont, TX. I could type the required 30 WPM, so after being wounded in May 68, I reenlisted to go to the rear and become a clerk typist in the Reenlistment Office. Sgt Reid informed me of the advantages of taking a "short" reenlistment after only 11 months on active duty. That info may have saved my life, who knows. When I left the company, we had a black captain (and I think he wasn't even infantry branch - seems like he was finance corps). We all remember how all company grade officers wanted a little command time in the field to "get their cards punched" for promotions. I left RVN and served a 2 year tour in Bangkok, then on to Germany for 3 years. I didn't return to the USofA until April 1974. My infantry background served me well as I volunteered under the "Sky Marshall" program (early 70's), then served the USACIDC for 6 years. I retired as a 1SG E8 in 1989 after 22 years, but the year in Nam, and especially the 6 months I served with Co C, 4/31st will always stick with me. By the way, the Polar Bear Regiment (31st Inf) was in Korea in 1986, under the 2d ID at the DMZ. I talked to the Commander there at Camp Casey when I served as 1SG at Camp Coiner. Don't know if they are still active or their configuration now. We had a lot of good people in Co C, and I would love to know what happened to you guys. A large blond headed yankee named Klein got wounded just a few days after me, and I never got to see him again; but we were friends. I have been in touch with a couple of friends I knew back in Division at Chu Lai - Eddie Kent and Steven Adams - but no one from Charlie Company.
Benny G. Seals <b.seals@charter.net>
Grant, AL USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 21:49:02 (EDT)

My father, Capt. Truman P. Sullivan served in the 196th, Tay Ninh for sure. If you have any information about him or his service, I would be forever grateful. Many thanks to all you vets who gave me the life I have today. Tim Sullivan.
Tim Sullivan <erfknob@yahoo.com>
Oxnard, CA USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 19:52:03 (EDT)

Does anyone remember a Johnnie Cox "Wally" I believe he was in A Bat, 3d Bn, 82nd SLD ARTY. Any help would be appreciated If you knew him I would appreciate you emailing me at jon.waterhouse@us.army.mil and I will explain what I am trying ot do for him
Jon M Waterhouse Jr
APO, AE USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 16:04:27 (EDT)

I served with co.B 3/21 196th Feb. 1970 - March 1971. I am trying to locate Tom Mccabee (Mac) machine gunner 2nd platoon I believe he is from Alabama. He was hit in the abdomen with 8-30 caliber rounds in Hiep Duc first week of June 1970. He was medic-vaced to 91st evac hospital Chu-Lai. If anybody knows his whereabouts please contact me at SPF0076@cs.com or (315) 338-0324. Leave message if not home.
Bob Wible <SPF0076@cs.com>
Rome, NY USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 21:08:55 (EDT)

i was in f troop 17th cav during 67-68 in the 3rd platoon
edward barnett <gmptg59@aol.com>
ypsilanti, mi USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 19:54:33 (EDT)

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

I was A Forward Observer for A co late 69 Feb 70. Captian Wolfer comanding. Have pics of Search and Desroy,news clipping, the great Safari Hunt and want to give eyewitness acount to Sgt Hawco family of his death and pictures of scene.Any body remember our creative "stay behind ambushes" or the day we walked into a a massive ambush after finding NVA hidden camp? Thanks to you grunts for getting me back alive all those times but still feel you owe me a CIB as I humped those boonies more then some of you!
R David Thomas <eastdragon@juno.com>
San Jose, ca USA - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 22:00:55 (EDT)

I WAS A MEMBER OF F TROOP 17TH CAV. FROM 1970 TO 1971 I WAS ON HAWKHILL, AND THE UNIT MOVED TO CAMP FLAKNER JUST SOUTH OF DA NANG ON THE COAST ROAD, I WAS A T.C. OF A M155 SHEARDERIAN TANK, AO WAS WEST OF HAWKHILL AND DUD DUC VALLEY ALSO WORKED WITH THE ROCK ARMY ABOVE HUE, AND WEST OF HUE.THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SHARE.
LARRY D LYONS <LARRY@VAMC.GOV>
MUSKOGEE, OK USA - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 02:05:25 (EDT)

Looking for anyone that knew my father, he served from 66 to 68, was SSG Shackett, from Vermont. If you rember him, I would like to talk what he did while he was there. He never talked about it.
kelly Shackett <kelly.shackett@us.army.mil>
Martinsville, VA USA - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 01:41:41 (EDT)

Had a great time in Branson @ the reunion. Disappointed that I didn't see anyone from HHC or Bravo Co.1/46, but was "adopted" by B Co. 4/31-great bunch of guys. Hope to make the next reunion. Bob "Doc" Frey
Bob Frey <bsfrey@hickorytech.net>
Sibley, IA USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 16:07:04 (EDT)

Hi; my name isSgt Ron Bennett I was with Co. A 3/21 Inf. from Nov 66 to Jan 67. I was later transferred to Co. E 3/21 Inf. in April 67. I Spent a lot of time in Tay Ninh, Chu Lai, Da Nang, Camp Evans, LZ Center, LZ Colt and my last assignment was security on a small pontoon bridge on Highway 1. Just wondering if some of the names I remember are still around, Michael Smith (Azusa, Calif), Johnny Evanson, and the members of the 3/21st Inf. Mortars and FDC.
SGT Ron Bennett <rbennett@peoplestel.net>
Tennessee Ridge, TN USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 02:23:11 (EDT)

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

i WAS WITH F ROOP 17/CAV (RECON) I JOINED IN FT DEVENS BEFORE WE DEPART TO NAM. WE WERE THE FIRST UNIT TOSECURE THE AREA FOR THE NEW AIRPORT IN TAI NINH I WAS SGT THEN AND SCUADLEADER WE DID LOTS OF RECON. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE WITH ME REMEMBER THE BLACK VIRGING MOUNTAIN AND SUROUNDINGS AREA THAT WE SPEND TOGETHER
ISAIAS CASTRO-DIAZ <ICDUSARMYRET@AOL.COM>
PALM BAY , FL USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 00:17:59 (EDT)

Betty: thanks for your kind words. I am sure we are all sorry for your loss. God bless.
bill
ny USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 11:03:40 (EDT)

Want to say hello and god bless to all the 196th. Today Aug 27th is my nephew Cpl. Steve Blaskovich Jr. birthday. He would be 54. But we lost him june-8-1970 at Hiep Duc, Vietnam. I want all Steve's brothers of the 196th to know that like Steve you are and will always be in my prayers and thoughts and I have great respect for each of you. Happy Birthday Steve. I love and miss you and your always with me. The memories will forever live on of us growing up together and time can't take that away. God Bless Steve's brothers who was in CoA,1Bn 46th INF 196th in 1970. And god be with all of you who gave of themselves to keep us free. I have great respect for all of you. And WELCOME HOME. Even though you heard it before after all these 30 some years it can (never) be said enough for the Hell each and everyone of you had to endure. God Bless my beloved nephew Steve Blaskovich born on this his Special Day Aug-27th 1949 *Love BETTY* Steve's AUNT
BETTY <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 00:52:11 (EDT)

I was in the 428th RR Det with the 196th at the base camp on Rt. 1 south of Chu Lai, Fall of 1967. Out unit was across from F troop. I would like to recall the name of the Brigade doctor at that time, a major. What was his name and does anyone else remember this man?
Roger Thurman <rogluthier@aol.com>
Kent, OH USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 20:24:41 (EDT)

sorry i missed reunion sounds like everyone had a good time maybe next time.was anyone from 72 there bco3rd 21st bushmasters.give me a holler im here 24/7
mike campbell <mgcampbell51@hotmail.com>
sun prairie, wi USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 16:29:03 (EDT)

Was in Nam 1970-71 walked point most of the time ,Worked off Hawk Hill would like to here from old buddies
Walt Estep "Tex" <Westep@dart.org>
Dallas, Tx USA - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 13:54:59 (EDT)

Well guys I've been thinking about this a long time.Remember who we were once?It was not an illusion. It has not been exaggerated in my mind.Times have changed but something in us will always be the same.I know it doesn't sounds like too much, but if you know what I'm saying it is a lot. Take Care 196ers.
JOHN
USA - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 04:26:22 (EDT)

I served in Delta CO 3/21 Recon Plt. in 1967. I have found Felix Flores who served with me. I am looking for Mike Zimmerman and Otis Boldridge and anyone else I served with. Please contact me at my email address.
Andy Casazza <cazziman@aol.com>
Modesto, CA USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 12:42:15 (EDT)

Just checking back. Iam still looking for some photos of LZ West. looking for Doc Chatterton from NY I here he moved to NJ We flew back to the states on Dec. of 70 for R/R. Also looking for Ralph Jones and the rest of the commo section,of HHC 4/31 196 th
Pete Campana <peter.campana@verizon.net>
Ludlow, Ma USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 11:21:09 (EDT)

Since posting my request on Aug 16, I have been deluged with spam--much of it infected with at least one virus. If you choose to respond, please include a reference to the 196th in the subject section. Thanks, Byron Dare
Byron Dare
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 19:44:49 (EDT)

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

Thanks to all for a great reunion; is it true that A 4/31 had the largest turnout? I am making a presentation to the American Anthropological Association in November entitled "The Internet as Healer: Reinventing Memory and Brotherhood Among Vietnam Veterans in Cyberspace." The meeting theme is "Peace: Affinities, Divisions, Transformations," If you want to share any experiences re the process of reconnecting with your brothers please send me your story and let me know if I can use your name. I am also very interested in hearing from any family members/friends who lost a loved one in Nam and have been in touch with someone who knew him. Did this connection help to bring some closure? Something very important is going on here, and I want to share it. E-mail responses to Dare_B@Fortlewis.edu. Thanks, and welcome home. Byron Dare, A 4/31
Byron Dare
USA - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 12:27:10 (EDT)

What a GREAT time in Branson... saw guys that were ther the same time as me.. Dennis, Ed, Jack, LT Zuleger, LT Dolan, Frank, Chaplin Lovelace, Nd Top and His wife. Met new friends from A 4/31... Tom, HillBilly, Sam, Byron. Can't wait until the next one. Byron, my wife really liked the fancy tequlia. HillBilly, we were on the balcony when ya'll got off the bus Saturday night. Hope we can convince others to come in 2004. WELCOME HOME.....
Jim McDowell <jmcd4749@bellsouth.net>
jackson, tn USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 19:50:21 (EDT)

Served in B Co 4/31 from 9/70 to 9/71 attached to the 81mm mortar group on LZ West and later on hill 350 outside of Danang. Looking for anyone who might have served during that time and location. Anyone remember Nate Schrader, Lee Lantz, Dan Goodgine, Dwight Goodall, Vic Kornaski?
Leo Bourdelais <leoffski@aol.com>
Manchester, MD USA - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 12:05:26 (EDT)

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew Sgt Garry Green, A or E 3/21, during 1968.
Linda Green Robinson <lcdgr@comcast.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 03:52:51 (EDT)

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

Hello to all from the 196 Light Foot. I was unable to make the reunion in Branson due to work conflicts. I read the guestbook almost everyday looking for some names that I remember. Keep making enteries as people are reading them. Note that I have a new email address.
David Israels <ddcmi1960@new.rr.com>
Marinette, WI USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 20:23:38 (EDT)

Hello to all that attended the reunion in Branson, especially, Ed, Jim, Jack, Frank, Lt. Dolan, Lt. Zuleger, Hillbilly, Tom and I'm sorry if I missed some more names... And the guys that sang in the bar those two nights! This is my second reunion that I've been too and I hope to see everyone at the next one, where ever it is. Take Care to all and see y'all in 2005! And special Thanks to the 196th Association personnel that put the reunion together.
Dennis Weaver <inf196@mindspring.com>
Mesquite, TX USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 18:07:09 (EDT)

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

i had a great time in branson.it was good to see so many people there for the first time.hope to see everyone at our next reunion.
don maxfield
prospect pk., nj. USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 06:24:34 (EDT)

Thanks to all who made the 2003 Reunion possible with their hard work and dedication. And thanks for all those who attended. The 196th is alive and well, both in Hawaii and in the hearts and minds of thousands of veterans. It was great. Looking forward to 2005. Glad to get together with some 1967-68 F Troopers again and trade war stories. We even agreed on some of them !!
Bob Garst <bobg@rkeng.com>
Roanoke, VA USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 16:06:08 (EDT)

THANKS (for the memories)!!! First and certainly will not be my last reunion. The guys who put the reunion together are remarkable -- so much work is required to put one of these together and they did a fantastic job. It was especially rewarding to see TOP PRICE (and wife Veda)again and see others for the first time after so many years ie: Lt.John Dolan, Lt. John Mansfield and Chaplain Lovelace. I also will never forget other Alpha-4/31's who linked up with me and remembered me --- Jim McDowell, Dennis Weaver, and Jack Bisbee. Nice to see others who I've emailed with back and forth over the months prior to the reunion ie: Sam Mazzola, Richard Reger, and Vance VanWieren. I had a great time "singing" with the guys who 1st went to Nam on "the boat" -- Ed Boss and company... All and all --- not only did I have a great time but so did my wife, Cindy... To those who missed it -- please catch the next one -- you won't be sorry... Eddie Z....
Eddie W. Zuleger <eddiezuleger@msn.com>
Litchfield Park, Az USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 10:35:26 (EDT)

Great seeing the turnout for Branson, especially a/4/31,hope you enjoyed the photo's I know a lot more of you are gracing your walls with my shot of West and the Ch-47. Let' keep in touch, waiting to hear from you Weavers?
edward j latini <sargent196infantry>
evergreen , co. USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 03:08:04 (EDT)

Reunion was great. I hope next one is in central US. Met a lot of great guys. It was an honor serving with 196th especially C company 3/21. Lt. Ace I made it back home because of men like you.It was Great to see you.
Chuck Ripp <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 22:20:02 (EDT)

My hat is tipped to the wonderful job done by the organizers of our Branson Reunion. It was a class act and truly heart felt. I never expected to see so many of my Assassin / Spectre Brothers. Everyone of them have aged in the past 35 years, I am wondering why I didn't ? hahaha Sgt. Tom Bryant ( our father figure ) was his old normal self, running around taking care of his boys. Sam Beck looked good and I owe him a meal, ( he bought my breakfast Sunday morning. ) Kenny Black dosen't have his baby face anymore, he has matured and actually looks middle aged now. Markway lived up to his status as Chaplin, he blessed everyone with his charm, he didn't remember carrying me across that rice paddy when I was injured. ( But I did ) Mike Grangeloff (sp)was quiet and philisophical. He had his video camera and took some great shots. Mac had a bunch of photo's with him and we pondered over them for three days. Condor is the man whom I believe had changed the most. He has matured very well, heck, he even resembles a human now instead of a large noisy bird.!!( Just Kidding Mike ) Bob Nichols rode down on his Harley, and we posed for lots of pictures around his bike Sunday morning. Bill Linartz has added to his stature over the years, he ain't the skinny kid anymore as did Skip Menard, better known as Snoopy. I had planned to leave early Sunday morning but I found myself bound by my emotions to stay just a little while longer. When we finally did decide it was time to go, all of us that were there joined hands while Helen Beck said a prayer for all of us. Hugs all around and a few moist eyes we departed again with a longing in our hearts to meet again. We band of brothers who will forever be bonded together !!!!
Dan Liford <DanLiford@aol.com>
Indianapolis, In USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 00:21:18 (EDT)

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

This was my first reunion, I wasn't sure what to expect. I felt somewhat awkward until I met Our Bn. surgeon Doc Scotty, his lovely wife and his grandson. This alone made the trip worthwhile. Doc. on behalf of all the guys you went above and beyound the call of duty to save their lives THANK YOU Joe Corona TJPLUMB@comcast,net
Joe Corona <TJPLUMB@comcast.net>
Quakertown, Pa. USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 12:02:42 (EDT)

Totally agree with the concept of prescreening before posting!
Mitch <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 08:32:35 (EDT)

I guess the only way to prevent this spam is to prescreen posts. There is little need for instantaneous posting . It would best be previewed after the webmaster has the time to do so , say 24hrs.
(Editor's comment: Just having moved, I haven't had time to implement any of the suggestions for elimination of the spam being posted. For now I'm just erasing it when it shows up.)
John
USA - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 02:20:10 (EDT)

That was a ''GREAT''reunionin Branson.For those who didn't go ,you really missed a good time.A special thanks to Warren Neil for all the work he put in,to make it all happen LATER,ZEKE
Gordy Zemke <ZEKEMAN@AOL.COM>
MOKENA, IL. USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 16:17:40 (EDT)

Great Reunion, hats off to the great group of people that help to put this event together. To my 'ASSASSINS/SPECTRE" brothers it was a long time coming for me but let's never wait that long to get together again. I don't know if I can make it for another 35 years before seeing you guys(or live that long...hehehe). Keep your powder dry, and your head down.......Again WELCOME HOME BROTHERS
Allen "SKIP" Menard <allen472001@yahoo.com>
Butte LaRose, LA USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 12:19:36 (EDT)

Branson was great! No stupid workshops, no politics, just brotherhood. Even though it was my first 196th Reunion I felt welcome and truely a part of something fine. I'll never find another group of men whom I can better understand and relate to. Thanks for the memories.
Chuck Reed <chuckreed@i-55.com>
Hammond, LA USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 18:18:13 (EDT)

Special thanks for all the memories. I do not have the words to express the experience. Ripp, did I tell you that you where one of the best? The honor of my life was to have fought for my country with such honorable men.
Joseph Ace <jace1@ev1.net>
Seabrook, TX USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 02:27:46 (EDT)

Great reunion, first one that I have been to. Will plan on attending others. Big thanks to those who planned it--Mike Radfords show was outstanding.
Don "Teacher" Campbell <donc@well-nap.k12.mo.us>
Wellington, MO USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 23:22:52 (EDT)

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

176th AHC, Chu Lai, 6-19-69 to 1-5-71 Minuteman 23 and Musket 32. Welcome home.
Steve Kerchenfaut <musket32@wcoil.com>
lima, ohio USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 17:14:31 (EDT)

FOr those who were unable to go to the reunion it was a w0onderful time. Hats off to those who work so hard to put it together.
larry mladek <lmladek@sisd.net>
el paso, tx USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 09:36:06 (EDT)

please change my e/mail address from willruss5@aol.com to my new one; wmrusse60@netzero.com.A lot cheaper
bill russell <wmrusse60>
norman, ok USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 12:39:49 (EDT)

Any of you lowlifes of D TRoop,1st of the 1st(air), Slick platoon, guns, scouts, blues, or other REMFS, want to get back?; drop Email to me. We've been thru too much to drop it after all these years. I had my best serving with you & would like to keep something alive that has kept me going the last 30+ years. Thanx. SP4 Farrell
Ken Farrell <kfar@iowatelecom.net>
Van Meter, Ia USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 08:39:31 (EDT)

Was w/ D/1/1 @ ChuLai & Marble Mountain, C/C of 66-16661. Want to hear from Bro's, that"been there-done that", if you have the T-shirt,all the better.
Ken Farrell <kfar@iowatelecom.net>
Van Meter, ia USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 07:15:11 (EDT)

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

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

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

God bless the 196th
Lawrence (Bunkie) Bazile <louisehbb@aol.com>
Lake Charles, La USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 11:06:37 (EDT)

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

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

transferred from 9th division to co.b 3/21st in june of 67. served til nov 67. would like to hear from anyone.
john darwish <johndarwish@hotmail.com>
hamilton, oh USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 22:44:13 (EDT)

just found the site glad to be here was with the 196th from 1965-67 devens to da nang with co.b 4/31 mortor pattoon. anyone around? drop me aline. i'm not good at this i'm just getting started. kind of hunt and peck thank for one hell-of a ride. life is good.
charles e dolly <ced1dad@wmconnect.com>
fairmont, wv USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 22:17:06 (EDT)

Man, we're getting old! Can still remember many, and many more moments. C-Co, 1/46, 196th, LZ Pro, but mostly all the areas around it. Remember a redhead Sgt from KY, a native American Sgt from OK. A SSgt by I think the name of Burkhalter. A Lt. Sheehan. Some other Lt who activated himself from Nat'l Gd, and on first patrol got our location a wee bit out of whack. (B-Co thought we were enemy and called arty on us. Sure woke us up when that Willy-Pete, 200-Up came in! Damn we ran fast that day.) Can remember Garcia, (The Reverend; God Rest His Soul). Can also remember those huge rats in the bunkers on Pro; kept the candles made out of artillery casing wax burning to keep them away. -- Didn't work very well. Can remember the day we put the same VN extended family on birds to get them out (for the third or fourth time). There was a medic carrying a baby and holding the hand of a very old mama-san, when all of a sudden, she squats to take a leak. If you could have seen the face on the Medic. He was a patient soul. Sure would like to know his name. Thin guy, quiet, pleasant, black hair and long black mustashe. Do you remember looking for the vine that when cut, the whole jungle would fall down? How about the 'step-and-a-halves? A few of us even got to see the mother tiger and her cubs off the mess hall side of Pro. Can remember "Head" Armstrong eating what he thought was bananas. They weren't. He wasn't watching the monkeys to see what they were eating. He started to drool and couldn't stop! Then tried to talk!! Too funny! Can remember walking in the rain all day; soaked to the bone. Wrapped up in a poncho liner to sleep, and came out of it in the morning, dry as that same bone. Can remember taking a shower at Stand-Down and itching for two days because my skin didn't know what to think of soap. Can remember being operated on at Evac and meeting a nurse from home; and actually getting to sleep on SHEETS. Can remember having trip flares go off meters in front of me in the middle of the night while on guard duty on Pro (medic bunker side), and finding how fast one can react and fire. It was a tough time. It was also a time I look back at without regret. It taught me so much, so fast. It gave me a context for appreciation. It gave me some years of drinking, but I grew out of it, and learned again. We're all now a wee bit older. I doubt there are many who aren't thankful to have gone through it; or at least remember it fondly. - RC
RC <rcci@attbi.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 20:08:03 (EDT)

Does anyone remember Sgt Roy Bright who was was killed 4/69? He served with D Company 4/31, I would like to get information on where I can contact his family and write them a note. He was my friend.
Jim brock <jbrock620@wmconnect.com>
Vero Beach, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 16:46:34 (EDT)

i served with D CO.4/31 196 LIB from 3-16-68 to 3-69.I am looking for some of my friends that were there at this time I hope to hear from you soon. As always take good care and God bless us all.
David V. Cardona <rmcrod@juno.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 18:55:58 (EDT)

Iam seeking all personnel who were in direct connection with the Meyerkord BOQ in Saigon during the first 5 days of the TET offensive in FEB 1968. My mother CWO2 Mary V Bender MI was holed up in the 3rd floor stairwell of this hotel with an M2 carbine. If anyone remembers or doesn't remember this woman please contact me immediately. Thanks to all those that served. God bless You! -Josh
Joshua <north40sound@earthlink.net>
NY, NY USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 18:37:44 (EDT)

Just happen to passed through the 196 infantry "Camp Site" like I did while in Cu chi Viet Nam with 25th Infantry Div. in the 1966 I was with 1/5(Mech)Infantry recon. I'm in search of Information for friend who served with 196.
jose o. garza <jose.g7273@sbcglobal.net>
San Antonio, tx USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 21:46:53 (EDT)

A message to all you troops from A Co., 3/21st, 196th LIB serving with the unit from '67-'68. Douglas John Hunt passed away on May 7, 2003 at his home in Santa Barbara, Ca.. Doug was a RTO in A Co. His cremains will be buried in Florida National Cemetery on Sept. 10 at Bushnell, Fl. Say a prayer for Doug. He struggled with PTSD since he came home. Doug is in a better place now. SEMPER FI!! Cpl. Paul O. Hunt, H&MS-16, MAG-16, 1st MAW, Marble Mountain, Oct. '67 to Nov. '68.
Paul O. Hunt <huntfarm@tctc.com>
Williamsport, In. USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 09:10:18 (EDT)

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

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

I AM DOING THIS FOR MY HUSBAND LARRY RILL - HE IS LOOKING FOR CHARLES BRILL - 196TH, C - 4/31 - YEARS 68 & 69 - THERE WERE FOUR GUYS THAT WERE THE GUN SQUAD - BRILL, HILL. RILL AND STANLEY - HILL WAS KILLED WHEN LARRY WAS ON R & R IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON CHARLES BRILL PLEASE EMAIL OR TELEPHONE LARRY AT (815) 544-3705. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. VALERIE RILL
LAWRENCE (LARRY) C. RILL <VRILL@RIWS.COM>
ROCKFORD, IL USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 12:58:07 (EDT)

Looking foward to see everyone down in Branson,Mo.
GORDY ''ZEKE" ZEMKE <ZEKEMAN196.COM>
MOKENA, IL. USA - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 10:12:27 (EDT)

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

i know you guys are out there and yes i do remember. not a day goes by that i dont think about my service.
steven leventhal <grunt146@comcast.net>
eastwindsor, nj USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 10:20:19 (EDT)

I was with C-Battery, 82nd Artillary, 196 Light Infantry in Fort Devens October 1965. Went to Nam with Brigade, stayed until May 1967. (Cook C-Battery).
John P. Flynn <shooter685@cox.net>
Peoria, AZ USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 16:28:27 (EDT)

i served in d321 oct 67 - dec 67 then was transferred to brigade hq as the casuality reporter. would like to hear from fellow grunts
james gray <mrtirejpg@msn.com>
bradenton, fl USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 12:50:37 (EDT)

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

It was a shame whether you know the whole story or not.
John
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 23:36:26 (EDT)

I was with A company 3/21st that day in July 1972. I remember that day. Fernandez was one of my Buds Homies.I remember hearing the round go over. We were a few clicks east.Was really a shame , if you know the whole story as we all do.
John
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 23:17:56 (EDT)

Just dropping in to wish all of you able to make it to Branson a happy and successful reunion and a great 4th of July. Thanks always to those of you that keep this site up and running.
Jim Becker (Phred) <jaybker@aol.com>
Clinton, NY USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 22:37:35 (EDT)

I just want to wish every one a good reunion in Branson, I was planning to go but it just did'nt work out. I was with A Co.4/31 Nov.67 to Nov.68. Would like to here from any one.
Delbert Higginson <delpamhigg@cs.com>
Cedaredge,, Co USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 13:26:27 (EDT)

JESSE; THERES STILL A FEW OF US FROM 72 HERE AND REMEMBER!ITS BEEN A LONG TIME. SGT.CAMPBELL(HARRY)Bco3rd21stBUSHMASTERS!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 09:20:05 (EDT)

On July 7, 1972 - I lost 4 good men to "Friendly Fire". Sgt. Brock and Duff; Spec. Fernandez and Townes. They are always remembered and are forever young. 3/21 IN as part of TF Gimlet.
Jesse Johnson
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 04:38:40 (EDT)

I have a good buddy who served with (Tiger company)2nd platoon, 3rd battalion, 21st infantry, 196 light infantry brigade during nam... he is wheel chair bound with MS... His name is Richard Maluso 55 years old... he has been living in Stillwater NJ for the past 20 years but is now moving to Long Island NY with his sister because his mother has just taken ill and was his main care taker... please contact me (Phil)at schwinnfever@netscape.net for any contact info for him....
Phil <schwinnfever@netscape.net>
Stillwater, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 23:14:43 (EDT)

It has been a while since I have been to this sight. To date, thanks to it, I have found 4 Nam buddies. If you were in "A" 4/31 between May and Nov. '67, and have not found any of our company, contact me. Also, I have several pictures from Nam with (maybe) you in them. Most I remember at least nic-names, some I remember only faces. Write, and I'll see if I have anything you might remember. If you don't remember me by name, I was called "Guner Wil" I'm watching for your reply.
Jim Willard <jimwillard@charter.net>
Walla Walla, WA USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 02:04:32 (EDT)

I was with Alpha Co.1st Bn. 46th Lib.I would like to here from any one from the 196th 1971 1972. I dont remember a lot of names. The ones I do are Russell Kelly ( Pig gunner ) Burce Hoppie ( the A Gunner ) Sgt. Stansberry. SSGT Blair. Capt Gwynn. LT Beam.. Davis from MI i think. Mario. Its been to long Welcome Brothers The Professionals
Bill Burgess <jbnb@air-internet.com>
Pahrump, NV USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 21:15:15 (EDT)

I served with B Co., 4/31 in the 196th as part of the Americal Division in the 'Nam. Looking for my best buddies at the time -- Reggie Conn and Bob Villapando. I was the pig-man, remember? Both of them kept me sane and we made it through the 'Nam and back to the World. -- Fred
Fred Castaneda <fgcast@us.ibm.com>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 20:04:01 (EDT)

Looking for LRRP's who may know my father!!! He is hazy on what he remembers over there and is only for sure of one name Donny Strang (who he said was a crazy S.O.B. but a great friend)...but he would like to get in contact with some of his old friends and make them new again...His name is Larry R. Barton he was a skinny little black haired brown eyed fella that was one of the first set of LRRP's when he was med-evac out with hepatitis in Nov of ‘68 ya’ll only had enough men at the time for 3 tents in the whole camp. He cant right remember which is which but he was with the 119th when he first got in-country for about 30 days then he joined the LRRP’s and he thinks it was with the 196th LIB. Like I said it has all ran together for him. But he would like to make contact again…if you know him or know someone who did PLEASE email me and let me know and I’ll pass the info on to him…thank you very much in advance
Lesa Smith <southerngrace_73@hotmail.com>
MO USA - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 18:34:57 (EDT)

Acey Robinson, Charlie company, 3rd platoon, 4th and 31st, looking for Ernie Delion, Peterson, Jack Holmes, at the reunion in Branson, MO July 2003. Chuck Plummer will be with me and we are looking forward to meeting up with old friends and fellow chargers. God Bless.
Acey Robinson <robinsonacey@hotmail.com>
St. Joseph, MO USA - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 12:38:28 (EDT)

In Memoriam: DONALD LYNN DELAPLAINE Warrant Officer W1 - Army Reserves 196th Light Infantry Brigade Born October 23, 1949 From Bayville, New York Tour of duty began January 7, 1971 Killed in action June 28, 1971 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam MOS: 100B Panel 3W - Line 92 Rest in peace, old buddy.
Rob Griffiths
USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 14:43:13 (EDT)

As a vet of A Co. 4/31, 70-71 I cherish the heritage of my grunt ancestors. Being from Louisiana I take pride in the "Louisiana Tigers", the six La. regiments that helped Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson make his reputation in the Shenandoah Valley and Chancellorsville, Va. Currently there is an attempt to sell 273 acres of the Chancellorsville battlefield for the construction of "upscale" residences. If this bothers you too, visit: ==> http://www.politicaloutreach.com/Outreach/cwpt/ See y'all in Branson.
Chuck Reed <chuckreed@i-55.com>
Hammond, La. USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 22:42:10 (EDT)

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

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

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

Hi! Nice to hear from those who understand. Dco. and E recon/snipers. Sept 70-Feb.71.It was truley a priveledge to fight with so many brave men. Sad we all did'nt make it back. Keep appreciating life! Joe Riordon
Joe Riordon <suredive@juno.com>
Rockland, ma USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 21:47:30 (EDT)

I served in the 196th from aug 1967 to may 1968 during the tet offensive in the tam-ki valley.Nearly all the company was lost in a big engagement and I would like to find out more on that battle.
Dennis J. M assa Sr. <dagrizzman@yahoo.com>
Youngsville, pa USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 13:26:05 (EDT)

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

JUst found this site, didn't know this unit was having reuions, was with 196 ltb from Oct 65(Ft Devens) thru Feb 67 when i ETS'd, as i can remeber they called me fearless sgt. olson, I use to stand in between the bayonets at training. Can not remeber whot Co. b ut was FO for the mortors and would sit in for the art. lt when he had other things to do, would like to hear from Stokes or Olson and whot happen to them, Stokes took a round under his arm, any one that knows me or any of the others, thanks I hope I can make it to the next reuion, June 22, 2003
Earl W. Olson Sr. <eolson@vvm.com>
Temple, Tx USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 17:58:54 (EDT)

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who remembers Dennis Wahl KIA 07/21/1967 In Quang Tri Province
Fran <Argite@aol.com>
DeLand, FL USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 16:46:48 (EDT)

My husband and I are looking forward to the reunion next month. I do have one question. What is the appropriate dress for the banquet? Do the men wear coat and tie? Are we talking cocktail dresses for the women or just "nice" dresses? I appreciate your help.
dianne ace <jace1@ev1.net>
Seabrook, TX USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 19:03:59 (EDT)

FYI 3rd BN 82nd FA FDC: I was in the 3-82nd Bn FDC from Feb'70 to Apr'71. I spent most of my time on LZ Hawk Hill, LZ West, a whole lot of little 2 gun LZ's overlooking LZ Professional and my last 2 months on LZ Alpha2 on the highway just before it crossed over the DMZ into North Vietnam. I was the Bn guy for Charlie on LZ Siberia and B 1/46th on LZ Professional. Was on the other end of the radio for Hiep Duc & LZ Mary Ann. (I knew that one was going to happen the minute I drew the range fans for all the supporting artillery units and none of them could range the LZ. I tried to point this out to my S3, but since I was a sp4, I didn't know what I was talking about.) After I got home, I joined the WI National Guard, and retired in 1998 as the 1st BN, 121st Field Artillery's Command Sergeant Major. I really would like to know what happened to all the FDC guys from that time period. Gary Weller 3405 Parkside Dr Brookfield WI 5005 262-790-9561 csm121@uwm.edu
Gary P Weller <csm121@uwm.edu>
Brookfield, WI USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 14:10:03 (EDT)

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

Looking for Capt. John Long from Charlie 4/31/196. If anyone has any info, please respond.
Summer Meetze <smeetze@gwm.sc.edu>
Columbia, SC USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 08:56:26 (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 - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 09:56:58 (EDT)

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

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

Jose Mancha, Sgt. Long is waiting to contact you as soon as you send a message with an address or phone number.
John 'Doc" Lysinger <doc101@inter-linc.net>
Lowry City, Mo USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 09:18:45 (EDT)

I am looking for anyone who can help me find information for my uncle.His name was Mike Sikich and he was from Bloomington Minnesota.His letters home were from Co C,1/46 and also used Co E,1/46.He was KIA on December 23,1970.According to the documents it happened near the village of Dich An 9 miles south of Tam Ky City in the Tien Phuoc District,Quang Tin Province.I am helping his daughter search for anyone who knew him or can help with information on the units actions in that year.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Doug at doogles69@hotmail.com
Doug Mather <doogles69@hotmail.com>
MN USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 22:45:15 (EDT)

Bill tried to send you a message at the email you left and cannot get it to go through. try me at snoopy4545769@hotmail.com thanks
Charlie Brewer Sr. <cbrewer_sr@hotmail.com>
Oh USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 19:53:24 (EDT)

Hi guys, just checking in. Getting ready for Branson, hope to see you there. Pro Patria, Ed.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn>
Evergreen, Co. USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 11:41:52 (EDT)

i was a squad leader in co.b 1/46 196 lib.from june 1970 until june 1971.we patroled off firebase maryann.i have a lots of pictures to share of maryann.i would love to here from any old buddies
johnny watson <jb4831@msn.com>
tifton, ga. USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 22:21:24 (EDT)

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

176th AHC-- JUNE 1969-JAN 1971--MINUTEMAN 23 AND MUSKET32--GREAT SITE
steve kerchenfaut <musket32@wcoil.com>
lima, oh USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 16:55:49 (EDT)

C. BREWER SR. WAS WITH SGT BLANTON THE DAY HE PASSED. NEED A BETTER E-MAIL ADDRESS FROM YOU
bill f <cinwaf@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 14:11:24 (EDT)

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

C BATTERY 3RD 82 ARTY FROM TEXAS TO FT. SILL FT DEVENS ADVANCED PARTY TO NAUM
DANNY FARRELL <DLSAK022@AOL.COM>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 13:29:38 (EDT)

ANY ONE FROM C BATTY 3RD 82ARTY.WE CAME FROM TEXAS COLLINS,BEVARD,ATKINS WARD.DROP ME A LINE
DAN FARRELL <DLSAK@AOL.COM>
ROCHESTER , NY USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 13:18:31 (EDT)

Was there the end of 1969 Glad we made it home
Steve <s@toynk.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 12:16:16 (EDT)

Thanks Harry, SFC Marshall Robertsons daughter is who I have been in touch with,drop her a line I have sent you her e-mail address Pwilson@wilsonmedia.us. If you want to see the web site for the sons and daughters of or fallen brothers go to www.SDIT.com. Its quite sobering. Doc La Palio HHC,DELTA,Charlie Co's 4/31st 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 13:19:54 (EDT)

I was in C Company 4/31, 2nd platoon (I think), from Oct 68, to Oct 69. My platoon sgt was Marshal Robertson, who was killed in the summer of 69. Also killed the same day was a young man by the name of Dennis Canito. I have just found this sight and would like to talk to anyone who might remember me or was in my outfit. I do remember a guy by the name of Trimble but my memory is fading. I have many pictures of my many pictures of my squad but can not remember the names....I was one of the blonde quys. Hope this finds someone.
Harold (Harry) Lee <hle3@amfam.com>
Rhinelander, Wi USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 12:48:35 (EDT)

June 8th is a day filled with so many emotions and a hard day to get through. It was 33 years ago June 8th-70 that Steve was taken fom us. Steve was with the 1st Bn, 46th Infanty at Hiep Duc along with LT Krebs. I hope to hear from anyone who was there at that time or any brothers from the unit. Or if anyone knew Steve Blaskovich my dear nephew. We was 3 years apart in age and our closeness was was more like a sister and brother than me being his (AUNT) I will always have a special place in my heart for the 196th. You'll always be Steve's brothers and God Bless You All. Hope you visit the memorial site I have for Steve and sign the (GUEST BOOK) on that site. I'd be very honored for you to sign the book and help me keep his memory alive and put a face with the name. BETTY
Betty <Photoboop@cs.com>
OH USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 01:32:45 (EDT)

I was with C 3\21 196th LIB Nov 3,1967- Jun 68. I came with another guy named Dickey.I think he was from Utah. He was shot in the left hip by a sniper. The same sniper kept shooting at our resupply chopper\medivac. I also would like to find Willie Green and Gerald Free from California. I was stationed at Fort Ord, Ca in 1968 and met other people from 4\31, 2\1 and also a couple from 17th Cav. See Ya, in Branson.
RAY ELSWORTH <rayelsworth@msn.com>
PHOENIX, AZ USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 00:32:03 (EDT)

Well Brothers, Memorial Day has come and gone and its one more year since 1968, thirty five years later. Pushing close to the big 60 and I still think of you guys allmost everyday,I think of the guys who did not make it back more often than not. But most of all I think of the kids and grandkids that find this post and ask if anybody remembers their dads or grandfathers and that is the part that really makes me hurt even more,I received an e-mail from SFC Marshlls daughter he was with Charlie Co 4/31st and was KIA in August of 1969. She just wanted to know something about her dad anything about her dad that she can pass on to her children. If you know any of these kids or read an email from them let them know how much we cared for our brothers and that they payed the ultimate price not for anything else but for us. In a week it will be Father's Day and I hope that one e-mail to one of these kids will make them feel allot better,knowing we have not forgotten nor will we ever forget their dads! Doc La Palio HHC,Delta,Charlie Co's 4/31st 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 15:24:12 (EDT)

I served with (67/68) Co C 3/21 196th LIB 3rd platoon. I am looking for Willie Green a M-60 gunner in our platoon. He was from Alabama. Does anyone know how to contact him? If so please let me know.Hope to see you all in Branson. Jim "Red" Coulthard
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@attbi.com>
River Falls, WI USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 23:06:17 (EDT)

Just an e-mail address change, in case Buytaert or PeeWee need to contact, or any others of A 4/31 from Nov. 68-69. Will see all at Branson.
Jim McDowell <jmcd4749@bellsouth.net>
Jackson, TN USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 16:52:48 (EDT)

In memory of Dennis Wahl KIA 7/21/1967
F Bowen <Argite@aol.com>
DeLand, Florida USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 18:36:45 (EDT)

Co C 5/46 Inf -196 LIB & Co C 3/21 Inf - 11 LIB - Americal. March 1968 - March 1969. I came over with the 5/46 from Ft Hood Texas in March 68. I was their company clerk, until I went to Ranger school in Jan 68, I then wound up as an 11B40(PJ) and spent my year in the bush. Welcome home to all my brothers in arms.
Patrick C Ryan <pcryan@us.ibm.com>
Kingston, NY USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 17:54:05 (EDT)

"Joe" Mancha, drop me a line. Sgt. John "Mike" Long is doing well along with others from B co. 4/31.
John "Doc" Lysinger <doc101@inter-linc.net>
Lowry City, Mo USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 21:19:18 (EDT)

Jose, I think Long lives in St Louis now. Fat Jack is still around too. A lot of Co B was at the Gettysburg reunion. Another one coming up soon. Remember Deskins? Remember the pictures of his wife?
Fletch <fletchw20@attbi.com>
USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 14:44:42 (EDT)

looking for anyone who operated out of first LZ Baldy then went to rear area Chu lai June 69/June70. I was with B co 4/31. Trying to find out what happen to Sgt John Long believe he was from Ill.also Top Sgt. Enrique Avalos from Ft.Hood
jose mancha
san aantonio, tx USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 13:20:40 (EDT)

WAS WITH D COMPANY 4/31 RECON FROM 1965 T0 JULY 1967 WISH TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THAT TIME
EMIL COLLINS <EACCOLLINS@AOL.COM>
WINCHESTER, KY USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 09:12:44 (EDT)

Was with Alpha Co 4/31st Feb 1968 right after the Tet Offensive 2nd gun (M-60) 3rd pltn. Ammo bearer for Higginson and Gimble, asst gunner, then gunner. Willard I emailed you and Gimble....Higginson you out there?????
Jim Tanner aka "The Wop" <ziojimi@myway.com>
St Louis, MO USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 18:48:40 (EDT)

Just found this site and want to say hello to you all. It was great privilege to fly helicopters for the unit '68 -'69. What a ride, some really good time and some real heart breakers.
John Hambrick <jham1234@hotmail.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 15:27:20 (EDT)

Hi everyone! I was with Co.A, 1/46, 196th L.I.B. May & June 1969 working out of LZ Professional. Was point man when I got shot. Spent a month & half in Japan hospital. Does anyone remember Sgt.Holloway, T.Kerr, LT Davis(platoon leader)? When I got shot several people including Sgt. Holloway (from Ala.) had to put me in a puncho and lift me over their heads to get me in the chopper because the chopper could not land and was catching heavy fire. Early May we left LZ Professional to retreive 12 dead soldiers that was left in a rice patty for days. Also, does anyone remember Billy Chadwick KIA in June 1969. Would like to hear from you grunts. Freddy Odom
Freddy Odom <fjandgaodom@yahoo.com>
Montgomery, AL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 03:19:55 (EDT)

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

Made one of the first reunions @ the wall what seems like a hundred years ago, had some trouble for awhile after that. But it seems like recent events made me feel that I needed old friends back around me. B-btry 3/82nd 196th (67-68)
Ken <kenhureau@aol.com>
Saugus , Ma USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 02:46:24 (EDT)

I want sent to Fort Devens, MA in Aug 1965 as part of the training unit. I was with Btry A 3/82. Took the boat trip with the BDE to Nam. We got to Tay Nien when the base camp was still full of farmers, we had no 105 guns as the ship they were on got stuck somewhere or other. Stayed with Btry A as XO, them went to BN HQ as the Comm Officer. Moved with the Bde to Chu Lai and was shipped home in Jun 67. Glad I found this web sight. It sure brings back memories
Jon W Madzelan <papa@busternus.com>
Citrus Heights, CA USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 15:29:11 (EDT)

Steve Ice, was in the same places at the same time, even the convoy N. Lots of pic's from the swiming hole on Baldy...
Ken Hureau <None yet !>
Saugus , Ma USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 05:31:50 (EDT)

In Flanders Fields has a long and proud history. The poem still symbolizes the sacrifices of all fighting men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
We (the American people) have just won a war against a tyrannical regime that used Weapons of Mass Destruction against past enemies and proposed to use those same WMD against US and coalition forces if they dared to invade and topple that regime.
During WWI when the poem In Flanders Fields was written the German Army used deadly chlorine gas against US and Allied forces in some of the heaviest fighting of that war. Thankfully, no WMD were used against US and Coalition forces in the war in Iraq, but many US and Coalition men and women did make the ultimate sacrifice. For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice past and present take time to read the following poem and take a moment to think about what their sacrifice means to all of us today. We are still a free country, a free people, and will remain so as long as there are individuals who are prepared to pay the highest price for freedom.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
between the Crosses, row on row,
that marks our place; and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived,
felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe,
To you from failing hand we throw
The torch, be yours to hold high.
If you break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders fields.
John McCrae December 8, 1915

Canadian poet John McCrae was a medical officer in both the Boer War and World War I. A year into the latter war he published in Punch magazine, on December 8, 1915, the sole work by which he would be remembered. This sonnet commemorates the deaths of thousands of young men who died in Flanders during the grueling battles there.
May you all enjoy a great Memorial Day weekend.


Just trying to find out If there is anyone from 4/31 A co. 70-71 out there thats going to Branson
Ron <rufraod@aol.com>
Fontana, ca. USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 14:09:09 (EDT)

would like to contact james simpson(watchdog)of Aco 3/21 196LIB RVN1968,wounded left hand. last seen at ft knox ROTC basic camp when he was cpt and i was Drill sergeant.Need pictures from Viet nam.
lance rost <lancelot1066>
radcliff, ky USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 12:55:45 (EDT)

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

I am still looking for information on my Dad. I have been contacted by a few people and even gotten a book and some pictures. Hoever i am still looking for anyone who was a friend of my my Dad when he was in country. I have found ou that he went by Earl and not Joe. He had been in Korea and Germany before going to Nam. I found a letter he sent home telling about how we help a Medic tack sharp out off his back side at the same time he took shrap out of the Medics leg. If anyone has anything they thing might be helpful please email me. I was getting to much spam at work after giving out my email address on this site so pleae make note of the new email address. 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 sunrise beach, tx USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:45:16 (EST
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joep4701@yahoo.com>
Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:19:24 (EDT)

I am an infantry veteran of the 196th. I take strong offense to the scum that are mining this and other boards for email addresses. Just remember they are NOT as anonymous as they think. Learn how to track them down. These sites will teach you to find them by doing an IP search. Mugu, start watching your back pal. http://www.randam-art.com/tutorial/iptracking.htm http://www.arin.net/whois/
whiskeytwozero <whiskeytwozero.at.@attbi.com>
USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 11:39:51 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who knew Elisha ("Mike") Saint Clair, SSGT, KIA, 11/23/70 while serving with the 196th LIB. His daughter (my second cousin) would like commo with anyone who knew "Mike" Saint Clair. She never knew her father. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks for all you've done and continue to do. Pete Walter, SGT 11th ACR (Blackhorse), 1970 Vietnam & Cambodia
Pete Walter <pwalter@rohmhaas.com>
Mount Holly, NJ USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 22:42:22 (EDT)

Hello, im Vanessa 15years old and iam searching for my dad, all informations that i have are in my homepage. Please take a minute and read it, maybe you can help me! Here is my homepage: http://www.freehomepage.de/members/vanessafreier
Vanessa <hope_f_germany@yahoo.de>
Germany, Germany Germany - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 13:04:35 (EDT)

Hi all! Served as a rifleman/OJT medic in Charlie Company, 1/46th, July 1971-June 1972. Have been in touch with Dave Waroff and Dennis Pruitt, as well as John Cuny who was in our platoon for a couple of months. Am sad to report that Doc James Garsombke died two or three years ago of a cancer that he thought might have been linked to a defoliate in Vietnam. Also, my best buddy RTO John Groff died in a car crash back in the mid-'80s. Some might remember that I'm the tall, lanky (well, not so lanky anymore) guy from West Virginia. We'd love to hear from other former fellow grunts who might remember Charlie Ridge, Linda, Maude, Rawhide, the Ridgeline, guard duty at the hospital, Typhoon Hester, the EM Club (my memory is kind of foggy there!) and singing Uncle (Captain) Oliver to the tune of Uncle Albert: We're so sorry, Uncle Ollie, but we haven't done a #$%!ing thing all day! Hope to hear from you. -Don
Donnie "Doc" Cuppett <cuppett@hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:44:59 (EDT)

Was with 82 nd Field Artillary Hq Co 3rd Gun Btn Giessen Germany 1958-1961 Trying to get in touch.
"Doc" Wayne E. Bishop ( Capt. ) <leannube@aol.com>
State College , Pa USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 22:57:35 (EDT)

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

Looking for Black Magic from Shreveport, LA in A Co 4/31 late 70 - early 71. Indianhead and Purple Haze are lookin' for the magic man...
Chuck Reed <chuckreed@i-55.com>
Hammond, LA USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 00:14:10 (EDT)

I was with Echo Co., 1/46th from October 69 thru Nov 70. It would be great to hear from anyone who was there at that time. Looking forward to the reunion in Branson. To the guys that set this web site up...Great work!!!!
Paul Gildner,Jr <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 21:05:58 (EDT)

"CHARLIE TIGERS" C co 3/21 1971. Walked point then went to sniper school. Have located Ken Rice and Dan Ross, both platoon leaders. Also Ed Close "Preacher" on another site. Lane McGee (moses) was the CO. Trying to track down Randy Wright 2nd platoon leader. We were on LZ Center then Da Nang.
Ron ZImmer <Zimmercentral@earthlink.net>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 02:01:41 (EDT)

Trying to find out if Steve Tanner, Tiffin,OH has an e-mail address. I have lost his snail mail address. Thanks, Co.B 3/21 1965-67.
Dennis Passwater <thepasswaters@hotmail.com>
Roseville, OH USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 22:38:04 (EDT)

My father was in the 196th from 1966-68. I am looking for anyone that might remember him. He was known as Tennessee Red. He is looking for Lee Verzino. The last name spelling may be wrong.
George Robinson <lanatn@wamego.net>
Dandridge, TN USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 17:56:39 (EDT)

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

BILL CRUSE - where are you ?? We served together in A 3/21 on LZ Center. Drop me a line !!!!!!!!!!!
bob goff <robert_w_goff_jr@raytheon.com>
portsmouth, ri USA - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 10:12:32 (EDT)

There's no justice. They gonna pay for your funeral if AO gives you cancer? Maybe , maybe not ,big deal.If I as a master planner wanted to kill as many young men as possible and give the rest some kind of affliction, I would have had to invent something like Vietnam.
Jim
La, ca USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 23:33:18 (EDT)

To Okie 196 I just read your comment, let me see if I got this right. Your whole platoon walked in the same rice paddies crossed the same rivers, took incoming rounds together took both of your malaria pills together, got shot at together,ate C rations together did every thing together and they get 100% and you get only 50%! Your right you get what you deserve!
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.coml>
long beach, ca USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 14:40:24 (EDT)

i was with F troop 17th cav 196th inf bde in chu lai 1967-1968
tomas b baca <tbbaca@hotmail.com>
las vegas, mn USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 00:47:16 (EDT)

Looking for anyone from artillery liason on lz professional or maryann. You guys are hard to find!
dan blevins <deepwoodsdan@insightbb.com>
Louisville, ky USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 00:50:02 (EDT)

Hey,don't give up. Just made contact with fellow f.d.c. 3/82 arty member after trying for years on this site.We are out here-
bill russell<willruss5@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 17:12:36 (EDT)

For all of you that are posting and spreading the rumor of VA budget cuts please refer to this site for clarification: http://www.military.com/MilitaryReport/?file=MR_VA_050603&ESRC=dod.nl The VA has money; it just need to learn how to manage that money more effectively.
Mitch <InfAbn82>
USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 11:12:36 (EDT)

My,my! My wife hits the 196th Site and I find three or four other guys in A Co. 4/31 during the winter of '70-71. One was The Purple Haze (Joe Hayes)! I'm celebrating now...remember that smell? "Indianhead" Chuck Reed
Chuck Reed <chuckreed@i-55.com>
Hammond, LA USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 01:21:42 (EDT)

I was in 1/1 B-Troop 1st.Plt.from Sept.71 to Jan. 72 looking for any of the chicano brothers also guys named Deford,Chris Miller,and anyone that has pictures to share.
Richard G. Holquin <realholquin@aabol.com>
Corcoran, Ca USA - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 22:57:23 (EDT)

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

Gentlemen, I am the current 3rd platoon leader for B/3-21 IN at Ft. Lewis, Washington. I am trying to find out what each element of the B/3-21 (Gimlets)crest means. Specifically, the triton and the rings on the end of the triton. I would appriciate any help. Respectfully, 2LT Jahn
2LT Benjamin Jahn <ben.jahn@us.army.mil>
Ft. Lewis , WA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 18:40:45 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who served with CPL Richard Wellman, A 3/21. He was KIA on 8/13/69. He was a good friend in High School.
Jim Phillips <jpairborne@bellsouth.net>
Cumming, GA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 14:51:05 (EDT)

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

I was a combat medic with the 4th Inf. div. 2/8 charlie co.from 12/68 to 12/69.I am visiting your website.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
Rolando g. Chapa <rgchapa1@yahoo.com>
Kingsville, TX USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 11:59:18 (EDT)

STILL LOOKING FOR ANYONE I WAS WITH IN VIETNAM FROM JULY'71 TO APRIL'72. I WAS IN CO A 4/31, C0 E 1/46, C0 B 1/46, AND HHC OF THE 196TH. FIREBASE RAWHIDE, LZ MAUDE, ETC AND OUT IN THE BUSH HUMPING MORTARS. HERE IS A POEM I WROTE AND READ AT A MEMORIAL DAY PARARDE. I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU. TOGETHER, BUT ALONE IN VIETNAM I REMEMBER ALL THOSE HOT DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS. THE UNCERTAINTY AND THE FRIGHT. FOR HOURS STARING AND LISTENING, SOMETIMES HOLDING MY BREATH. THE WIND MIGHT BLOW AND MOVE THE GRASS. YOUR MIND PLAYS GAMES AND SOMETIMES NOT. HOW LONG CAN THIS NIGHT LAST? EVERYDAY THAT GOES BY, IS ANOTHER DAY IN THE PAST. THE RAINS COME DOWN, CARRYING PART OF A MORTAR AND YOUR PACK, YOU WALK, BUT DON’T DARE TALK. IT’S DARK AND WET, LAYING IN MUD, YOU TRY TO REST. MOSQUITOES, SPIDERS, SNAKES, AND RATS. I CAN’T WAIT TO BE HOME AT LAST. EVERY MORNING SOMEONE JUMPS UP AND SAYS “I QUIT, I’M GOING HOME”. ALL OF US ARE TOGETHER, BUT WE EACH FEEL SO ALONE. I NEVER LOOKED AT THE SKY SO MUCH. THE SUNSETS, THE STARS, WHAT’S GOING ON BACK HOME? DAMN, I FEEL SO ALONE. I HEAR THE SOUND OF A CHOPPER IN THE DISTANCE. IT BRINGS A SMILE TO YOUR FACE. SUPPLIES AND MAYBE A LETTER OR TWO. I FEEL BETTER NOW. I CARRY MY LETTER AND READ IT OVER AND OVER. TEARS COME TO MY EYES, BUT I CAN’T LET ANYONE SEE ME CRY. FINALLY MY DAY HAS COME. I HEAR THE CHOPPER IN THE DISTANCE I GRAB MY GEAR, READY TO GO LEAVING BEHIND MY BUDDIES THAT I WON’T SEE ANYMORE. I’M STILL YOUNG, BUT FEELING OLD. I’M PROUD OF WHAT I’VE TOLD. I’M GOING HOME AND NEVER AGAIN DO I WANT TO FEEL ALONE. Msgt Terry “Chopper” Jordan 29 May 2000
TERRY JORDAN <TERRY.JORDAN@MNDULU.ANG.AF.MIL>
DULUTH, MN USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 16:27:00 (EDT)

Attention 4/31 Bravo company! I'm looking for anyone who knew CPL Joseph (Joey) Houtz. He was KIA 7/3/68. I'm looking for anyone who knew him, photos and any info regarding his death. Joey was the only member of our class of '66 who died in Vietnam. He was the only child of elderly parents. He was my friend and I want to make sure his memory is never forgotten.
Paul Bailey <pbailey@prosort.com>
Bedford Park, ILL USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 17:59:29 (EDT)

OKIE; Your right!Ive been dis.since 85 good chance from agent orange ive never had a head injury but im aEPILEPTIC I WORKED up till 5 yrs. ago till i couldnt drive anymore ive never asked for anything but a home lone!i know alot of guys that take dis money that work and make 85k ayr and bitch about there taxes being to high. think about it !!!
MG Campbell <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 16:47:45 (EDT)

Hello, My name is Jeff Hale son of James W. Hale. My father was assigned to the 196th in Viet Nam from the mid to late 60's. I've never new to much of what my father did until now 30 some odd years later. If anyone remembers my father white, male, 6'1 skinny bln hair blue eyes from Mississippi I'd like to hear from you. Thank You, Jeff Hale
Jeff Hale son of James W. Hale <j-hale@rocketmail.com>
Ft Knox, Ky USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 09:57:19 (EDT)

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

Would sincerely like to contact Ed Kennedy, CO, 196th LIB, Hawk Hill (70); Richard Carvell, CO, 1/46th Inf (70); Craig Coverdale, CO 1/46th Inf (69-70); Chaplain name lost, 1/46 Inf (70). Love the web site!
Robert G. Nivens <rgn7111@bellsouth.net>
Harpersville, AL USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 12:19:31 (EDT)

A comment for Okie196. What you say about, "If you deserve it you will get it," is simply not true. The VA is not the veterans advocate, but is the veterans adversary. I know far too many veterans that were wounded in Vietnam and are still not getting the benefits and entitlements they deserve and are entitled to as veterans. If a veteran is still working and receiving 50% rating that is a good rating. As far as the money (compensation) from the VA it is a joke. No sane person/veteran, that I know, would choose to live on a meager VA compenstion check, if the person/veteran was able to pursue full-time gainful employment. Disability compensation payment, even at the 100% rating, is not a viable sum for any person/veteran to live on. By today's living standards VA compensation is a pitiful pittance for veteran's who honorably served and defended this country. I truly hopeful that President Bush and the new VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi make the needed changes in the VA system happen and fullfil the new goals set forth by the VA secretary.
Ron Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 18:43:30 (EDT)

"B"4/31 196lib,,,transplant from "A"2/12 4TH ID, IN MARCH 67,,,,,LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM THAT TIME,,,,,,WELCOME HOME ALL
HARVEY <jsh@elbertonga.com>
elberton, Ga. USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 10:03:58 (EDT)

A comment for Doc La palio, below. I am a combat infantryman and am currently rated at 50% by the VA. The rest of our platoon, that we have been able to contact, are rated at 100%. (I was slow to apply). Point is, if you deserve it, you will get it. If you're trying to get money fron the VA, without justification, you won't get it.
Okie <Okie196@earthlink.net>
Plano, TX USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 03:15:40 (EDT)

On Feb., 1970, My company was sent to secure a lonely hill out in the middle of nowhere, about a click from the Laotian border, so I was told. It was a fairly tall hill, gradually sloping to the west, but abruptly droping off to the east, overlooking a river, far below. Our job was to secure and creat a paremeter for the creation of a new firebase. were we going to leave our home, LZ Professional, forever? This we weren't told. We were to build LZ Marryann. Cratering charges were set, and we watched great holes being blown in the earth. From these holes, we were to make our bunkers. We were provided no materials in which to build, so we had to venture out into the jungle to try to find what wood we could - that was not rotted. It was amazing that the sand bags that we placed on top didn't cave in and kill us all. Does any of this sound familliar? Next installment, next week. Just a Grunt Medic
Tom Patterson <tomnsher@softcom.net>
Galt, Ca USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 00:08:06 (EDT)

looking for anybody the served in March 67 until sept 21 from the 196th lib 4/31 charlie company. also looking for the greek from texas. we went to hawaii together on R&R
lewis (butch) leoce <lou@us.ibm.com>
newburgh, ny USA - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 08:49:11 (EDT)

served with D 3/21 in 1968.
Jerry Hughes <jwhughes1@mindspring.com>
Tucker , Ga USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 20:44:32 (EDT)

Looking for ROD SATTERLEE from Rolla, MO. We served as Casualty Reporters in Chu Lai 1968. Are you there? 'Squeet!
Rich Raitano <docrichr@yahoo.com>
La Center, WA USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 13:01:37 (EDT)

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

Thanks Doc La palio! After considering the administration's proposed cuts in the VA Budget, check out the website www.awolbush.com for the commander-in-chief's military record. Byron Dare A 4/31.
Byron Dare <Dare_B@fortlewis.edu>
Durango, Co USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 00:18:37 (EDT)

For the brother that beleives that the current president is a great leader and we would have kicked ass if he would have been president. Here is something to think about are you aware that this president has proposed cutting the veterans affairs budget by ten billlion dollars over the next five years. That budget goes for treating our generation of G.I.'s and the G.I.'s from Somolia, Bosnia, Gulf war one and Gulf war two. I get e-mails from allot of brothers that the VA will not even give them the time of day let alone treat them for the effects of Agent Orange let alone PTSS. Good luck in the future when your benefits are cut or not even addressed. The only thing that comes out of Washington DC is the same smell that we had when we burned the waste from the latrines.
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 15:19:20 (EDT)

I served from 61-64 with two Inf. Regiments(weapons platoon) of the Big Red One at Riley. Was discharged prior to the Vietnam war. Trying to find out a little about my former outfits in Vietnam,what areas they were in ,what battles etc.. Possibly locate a roster for 65-66. 61-63 I served with A,2/12th Inf.. But before they went to Nam they were redesignated as A,2/18th Inf.. 63-64,I served with E,1/16th Inf., but before they went to Nam they were redesignated as B,1/16th Inf.(the Div. changed from Battle Groups to Battalions in 63). Would appreciate any info you fellows could provide. Charlie Moy former Sgt-E5 Sqd. Ldr 106mm R.R.
Charles Moy <moy3rd@hotmail.com>
NJ USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 11:30:02 (EDT)

Served in HHQ, 3/21 from 6/69 to 9/70...Lz Baldy, Hawk Hill, LZ Center, Chulai..on the beach down from the combat center. Stole a pontoon boat from the navy for those lazy sunday afternoons...lol...Anyone rember me?...Write...Bless u all!
John Daukulis <dauk2000@hotmail.com>
Phoenix, Az USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 23:13:38 (EDT)

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

looking for dave osborne. i believe from mass.not sure.he went over with us on the advance party,arrived aug.8th.66 if anyone knows him i sure would like to talk to him.
don maxfield
prospect pk., n.j. USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 02:40:16 (EDT)

Westmoreland SUCKED-We could have won in 5 days. 156 Sig Plt
whalen <wwwillymon.cs.com>
Rochester, ma USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 17:33:49 (EDT)

Can anyone out there fill me in on what happened on LZ Maryann on March of 71? I served on "The Hill" , helped to build it in 70. Was a grunt medic 1/46.
Tom Patterson <tomnsher@softnet.com>
Galt, Ca USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 02:22:44 (EDT)

DON'T YOU GRUNTS WISH WE HAD A COMMANDER EN CHEIF LIKE MR. BUSH BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS SO WE COULD HAVE KICKED SOME DINKASS!!!!!IM SO PROUD TO BE A AMERCAN AGAIN IT HURTS.OUR GUYS KICKED ASS AND TOOK NO NAMES!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB GRUNTS
mike campbell <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 23:09:58 (EDT)

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

Served with 196th Lt Infantry Brigade with HHC 196th from January 1965 to June 1967.
James B. Shirtliff <twokalispell@aol.com>
Fountain Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 11:34:20 (EDT)

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Brooke Rowe
USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 21:42:14 (EDT)

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

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

i have been talking to a lot of dudes that have served together, made no reservations. i think i,m going to drive. my love of 26 yrs passed away 12/10/02. I'm trying to keep things going on at half the income. but: i'll make it by hook or crook. fuck france, Pro Patria,ed.
ed,latini <sargent196infantry@msn>
evergreen co., co. USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 12:39:15 (EDT)

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

Came from the 4th ID in march 67 to B 4/31. Left May 18 67 with a lot of other guys medi-vac. Looking for Mitch Malpi from Long Bch.Calf. and another transplant from the 4th Joe Berry from MD or VA
Robert Plante <cccorp@adelphia.net>
Oak Bluffs, MA. USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 15:11:27 (EDT)

I am looking for the CO of HHC, 3/21 which on the Da Nang AF base in mid 1972 He was a Captain and I went to Basic Training with him at Ft Lewis in 1968..he was from California..Geez wish I could remember more from those years..Too many years ago..
Jerry Kennedy <jwkennedy41@yahoo.com>
Sayre, OK USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 09:46:04 (EDT)

I WAS WITH CO.A 1/46 LT. INF. BRAG. 68/69 I AM TRYING TO HERE FROM ANY ONE IN MY UNIT.I HOPE YOUR DOING WELL SO PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK WE HAVE ALOT TO CATCH UP ON.
PAUL ADAMS <kman@snip.net>
springfield, pa USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 00:27:23 (EDT)

Would like to talk to Lt. Gendrum(Ace) who was with me on hill 69 Chu-Lai in 1967. Last time I saw him was at Ft. Hood Texas in 1968.....Anyone know him or who servede with him give me a call.......Thanks
Chester R. Porter <porter_ray@msn.com>
Rincon, Ga USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 23:23:33 (EDT)

Originaly from New York was in Alpha company 4/31 196th LIB From October 68 to 69. Was in the 3rd platoon gun squad. Was wounded in June 69 on LZ West spent a week in 95th Evac in Danang then 30 days in 6th CC Cam Rahn Bay. Looking for people like Dave, Kenny, Joe Zunno, Paul Sweetman, Ed Anderson, Bob Blewit, Justice, Tex, and Todd. Lewis, Strickland, and Biggie Rat what was his real name. He and Lewis went to the engineers on Baldy after the 196th. Hey how's Doc Stafford.
Bob Barth <bobbyb1146@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 20:21:01 (EDT)

The Target issue was a misunderstanding between Dick Forrey of the Howard County Vietnam Vets of Kokomo, IN and the local Target store. Dick got upset over the precieved snub by Target and fired off a few emails. All is OK now. They have settled their differences. But Dick's emails live on!! Please don't start boycotting Target over this issue. If you want to contact Dick about it his email is Frogbo6566@aol.com.
President, 196th <neill@indy.net>
Cicero, IN USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 19:34:46 (EDT)

just heard TARGET stores will not contribute to funds for the vietnam wall but will give to gay lesbian organizations (Please read the above explanation before following this advice)
stan saas <plsaas@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
patchogue, ny USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 19:19:42 (EDT)

Anyone in the Assassins E Co.3/21 from 01/01/68 to 12/23/68 would like to here from you 'WELCOME HOME BROTHERS"
Snoopy <allen472001@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 15:52:05 (EDT)

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

I was in the AT Platoon HHC 4Bn 31th Inf. from 1967-1968. I also was attached to F Troop 17th Cav. We had a 106 recoiless rifle mounted on our Personal Carrier. I was the Gunner my call sign was 38 alpha. Our track was nicknamed TARGET. I would like to hear from anyone who remembered me. Thanks Jo-Jo.
Joseph S. Corona "Jo-Jo <TJPLUMB@comcast.net>
Quakertown, Pa. USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 19:12:58 (EDT)

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

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

Help!!!I am looking for anybody out there that might have known my dad RONNIE G. RUNYON, he was with the 196th LIB, HHC, thats all I do know, 1966-1969., His brother was also in with him Ben Runyon... Please email me with any infomation at all, Thank You. ~Becky (Runyon) Francis
Becky (Runyon) Francis <rgfrancis@frontiernet.net>
Cookeville, Tn USA - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 13:56:05 (EDT)

I was with A 4/31 third platoon from November 67 to November 68. i have talked to several of the guys over there at that time. i would like to hear from the rest of you . If we haven't talked yet---send an e-mail or give me a call on 703-491-9249. looking forward to seeing you in Branson
Thomas Gimble <tfgimble@comcast.net>
woodbridge, va USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 20:41:31 (EDT)

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

I'm looking for anyone who knew CPL Joseph (Joey) Houtz. He was KIA 7/3/68 in Thua Thien. I'm looking for info, photos and any info regarding his death. We were friends from high school in Springfield, MO.
Paul Bailey <pbailey@prosort.com>
Chicago, ILL USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 10:26:01 (EST)

"BLACKDEATH 72"LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO MIGHT KNOW MY FATHER SPC 4 WILLIAM H FAIN SERVED WITH 3-21 GIMLETS IN 1972 DANANG.HE WAS THERE JUNE OF 72 HE WALKED POINT .WOULD LIKE TO FIND HIS LONG LOST BROTHERS .HEARD MANY STORIES AND KNOW HE MISSES THEM .
CARL <CARLFAIN@JOENEUBERTCOLLISION.COM>
KNOX, TN USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 11:26:49 (EST)

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

Hey all former Gimlets (3/21) take a look at the new website design for active 3/21 at Fort Lewis, WA. http://www.lewis.army.mil/321in/
Ron Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 15:13:57 (EST)

looking for bill forte.we arrived at tay ninh aug.8 66.with the advance party.i believe he was from mass.not sure.if anyone knows where he is please get in touch with me.
don maxfield
prospect pk., n.j. USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 02:38:14 (EST)

Served with Ftroop 17cav from Aug.70-june71 like to hear from guys in frist paltoon
LaVern Ferguson [fergie] <fergioe574@prodigy.net>
Moline, Ill USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 16:14:11 (EST)

I was attached to HHC 3/21 from HHB Americal DivArty and manned the Gimlet OP on LZ Center from May 68 to Feb 69, Call sign Badman Victor (Bad Vic). Myself and my main buddy ther Robert Paul Garrett were probably very responsible for keeping the guys on the 81mm's and the 4.2's very busy, and even on a couple of occasions the guys who manned 106's. I just want to say hi to all the brave guys who served and I wished I could attend the reunion in Branson, a very fun town having been there myself just last year.
Dave Hampton <kingrook@mindspring.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 11:30:29 (EST)

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

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

When the Country is in need it has always been the Soldier. It's the Soldier not the newspaper reporter who has given us Freedom of Press. It's the Soldier not the poet who has given us Freedom of Speech. It's the Soldier not the campus organizer who has given us Freedom to Demonstrate. It's the Soldier who Salutes the Flag; Who serves under the Flag. It's the Soldier who is called upon to defend our American way of life. ……………………….GENERAL Douglas McArthur To our enemies……. We are coming…….May God have mercy on your soul……..For we will not. ……………………….Senator John S. McCain
Mike <michaelwicke@optonline.net>
Ocean, NJ USA - Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 23:47:45 (EST)

great way to find old army family
russell fenton <russfen@earthlink.net>
reeds, mo USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 23:16:58 (EST)

For any interested parties: The web site for Troop "F" 17th Cavalry (Reconnaissance)has just been updated with many new photos from 1966-1967...go to ftrp17cav196.com
Dave Morris <dmorris@ftrp17cav196.com>
Essex, CT USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 21:32:54 (EST)

last night i talked with my old plt. leader, A/4/31. I'm new at this crap.so please e-mail me so i can get some #s. i was with 2nd, sq. 2nd plt. nov 67-nov 68.
ed latini <sargent196infantry@msn>
evergreen, co. USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 19:07:22 (EST)

took me awhile to find you guys. i was assigned to a-4-31 in november 67. 2nd squad 2nd platoon.i walked point the first 3 mos.then i had the 79for 3mos. then a fire team leader. sent many pix to the assoc. i also sent some stories that i wrote. not sure about branson, fta pro patria. ed.
edward j latini <sargent196infantry>
evergreen, co USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 00:01:59 (EST)

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

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

I am looking for anyone who served, fought along side with or knew my dad (James D. Smith "J.D."). My dad's military unit was 3/21 Americal E. Co Reconnaissance. In light of the US invasion of Iraq, we have spent many hours in discussion and I have learned a lot about what war is like and what he experienced in Nam. My reason for this search is to learn more about my dad and maybe hook him up with some military friends. Also there is a patch that he has in a picture along with his 196th Light Infantry Brigade patch and hi Americal patch, this patch has the word "Assassins", "RCN", "3/21", "We Who Do Not Die" and a skull with cross bones. He can't seem to find this patch and I have searched all over the internet for it and can't find it either, I would like to find this and purchase it so that my dad could put it with his other patches and medals from Vietnam. PLEASE HELP!
Michael Smith <srvngod893@olp.net>
Bixby, Ok USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 16:16:03 (EST)

"God Bless all our troops as well as all here at home" We shall overcome... "God Bless America" I love You Warren.... "Lil Bro"...! :-)
Stephen H. Neill <StStephensrose1@aol.com>
Greenfield, Nj USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 22:36:18 (EST)

Now is the time for all vet's to stamd up amd be counted in this time of need. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. May they all return to us safe and in good health
Pete Campana <peter.campana@verizon.net>
Ludlow, Ma USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 08:46:05 (EST)

Let's all rally the troops instead of protesting. Support our troops, and then when the job is done tell them “Thanks” and “Welcome Home.” I'm not a journalist, politician, speechwriter, nor a wordsmith. I am simply an old warrior who has experienced combat operations many times in my military career. As a former American fighting man I abhor war and all stenches associated therewith; however, when pushed, I will fight to the death for Duty, Honor, and Country. Therefore, I feel it is my duty and time to speak up in support of my brave brothers in battle who now find themselves placed in harms way. I am proud of my new brothers in battle and stand behind them with my prayers and support. During these tense times of conflict young warriors need to know that their fellow countrymen truly support them and their honorable actions in operation “Iraqi Freedom” and the war on global terrorism. I consider it a privilege, as a combat veteran, to belong to the proudest and bravest brotherhood in existence: Brothers in Battle. I know first hand what it is like to sit in a foreign land prepared to place my life and limb on the line for my country, only to be met with negative backlash from fellow countrymen. I know what it is like to tolerate the jeers and taunts of antiwar protestors, denigration at the hand of left-wing journalist, and much to be maligned by the media as a warmonger, drug-crazed baby killer, and a dupe of the administration. To ostracize soldiers whose honorable duty it is to defend the rights of all, and carry out operational orders of battle from the Commander in Chief is unconscionable as well as unpatriotic. The shameful actions of the fanatical few negatively affect combat operations and serve to further strengthen an enemy’s resolve; moreover, it is psychologically demoralizing for soldiers preparing to put life and limb on the chopping block in line of duty and country. Honorable Americans must never again allow these types of divisive actions of the past to rear its ugly head during times of conflict or war, undermining a warrior’s ability to carry out all the duties to which these soldiers swore an oath. Now is the time for all good people to come together on a united front to show solidarity and support for the courageous combatants of world peace. Then when the job is done tell these brave warriors “Thanks” and “Welcome Home” for they are truly our country’s bravest and Honorable Heroes. I believe in and lived my life and Army career by General MacArthur’s words: Duty, Honor, Country. Duty: obedience and disciplined performance. Despite difficulty or danger, duty requires self-responsibility and selfless devotion. Honor: encompassing integrity and dedication. Honor is the thread that holds together the fabric of our Army. Country: for which men and women have given their lives. Our country shines as a light of freedom and dignity to the world. Ron Mitchell USA Retired
Ron Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 18:39:13 (EST)

Am still searching for any information on Jim Nance, Dave Randolph, Bill Johnson,Melvin Holmes and Ken Schrader. Served in C Co. 4th/31st in '69/'70. If you have anything on where they are now or what happened to them I would appreciate any info.Thanks for any help.
jim sipe
USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 17:05:34 (EST)

I would like to find out what happened to Thomas Klein, 2d Platoon, C Co, 3/21st Infantry. Anybody with any information about Tom, please contact me. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for saving my life and would like to say "Thank you."
Douglas R. Moses <highlandyankee@carolina.rr.com>
Salisbury, NC USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 09:14:18 (EST)

I am looking for anybody out there that might have known my dad RONNIE G. RUNYON, he was with the 196th LIB, HHC, thats all I do know, 1966-1969. Please email me with any infomation at all, Thank You. ~Becky (Runyon) Francis
Becky (Runyon) Francis <rgfrancis@frontiernet.net>
Cookeville, Tn USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 14:27:52 (EST)

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

I will be going to Branson for the reunion. Is it posible to have a list of the guys that are going to be posted? thanks Ron A 4/31 70-71
Ron Davison <rufraod@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 18:50:00 (EST)

served with the 2nd MP platoon at LZ Baldy and Hawk Hill, Dec '68 - Dec '69. Dues is on it's way. Sorry I can't get to the reunion. Great Site, thanks. Al
Al Kolody <AlKolody@aol.com>
Wetzlar, Germany - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 16:31:19 (EST)

AS I SIT HERE THIS MORNING WATCHING FOX I ALMOST FEEL THE SAME AS I DID BACK IN JAN.72 I KNOW WHAT THESE BOYS ARE GOING THROUGHT. OUR FAMLY TO IS SENDING TWO MORE YOUNG KIDS TO WAR!AND ARE PROUD TO DO SO!IF THEY WOULD TAKE THIS OLD GRANPA ID GO!!YOU NEVER LOSE THAT WILL TO FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY YOU LOVE;;I JUST HOPE THEY DONT RUN INTO A NITEMARE THE WAY SOME OF US DID BROTHERS PRAY FOR THESE BOYS ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mike campbell <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 09:26:23 (EST)

my mind is all fucked up need help with figuring out what happen to me in 68-69 hiepduc valley got all shot up with recon unit a/4/31
david price <davbigheart@cox.net>
oklahoma city , okla USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 21:47:04 (EST)

Least we never forget - Since war seems so likely nowadays, I think it appropriate to take a look at the average infantryman. Regardless of all the high tech weaponry, the outcome will be in his hands, because someone has to walk in and take it away from whomever is left, and don't forget it! - The average age of the Infantryman (soldier) is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either. - He's a recent high school graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. - He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155 mm Howitzers. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. - He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional. He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march. He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. - He is self sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low. He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job. - He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime. He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them. - He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed. He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful. - Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years. He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding. - Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.netX>
Houston, Republic of Texas USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 21:45:30 (EST)

A 3/21 196th LIB Nov.1967-Oct.1968 Medic survived Queson Valley, LZ Center, LZ Colt, Nhi Ha. Spent last two months in valley at small outpost close to Nui Loc Son, many memories still inside.
William(Bill) Karp <karp45@hotmail.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 23:33:44 (EST)

On this St. Patrick’s Day the cannons are cock in the Mid East; the only thing left is for President Bush to pull the lanyard tonight, sending thousands of young warriors into harms way. As an old warrior I know the anxiety of the young men and women tonight as they await the official order from the White House to move forward into battle, waging war on the nation of Iraq. This generation of warriors has the finest technology and weaponry of warfare at their fingertips, and they are the best-trained soldiers the country has ever fielded. As an old warrior I will sit this one out and watch it unfold on CNN. I will also be silently praying for all those prosecuting the war as well as the warriors that will be carrying out the orders of their commanders. To all my brothers in battle good luck and God Bless you. I ask that all my Charger brothers do the same, taking a few minutes to say a prayer for those men and women about to launch into harms way.
Mitch <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 20:02:16 (EST)

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

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

Would like to hear from anybody who was in Battery B 3rd BN 82nd Arty during periods August 1966 to August 1967.
Melvin Stokes <brftsadie1973@wmconnect.com>
Hobbs, NM USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 22:36:23 (EST)

I was with Co. B, 3/21st, 4 th platoon 2/68 -6/68(WIA)booby trap, got me. I'm looking for Eddy "Toby" Totten from Trenton, New Jersey. We shipped out from Ft. Lewis Washington, AIT at Ft. Polk, basic at Dix. Toby and I were buddies from day 1 drafted. Haven't heard from him in 33 years. I remember Sgt. Fritz and Capt. Corrigan from B Co.
Ken Sisco <procoatpaint@juno.com>
New Port Richey, Fl. USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 17:46:18 (EST)

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

Jesse Herrera, of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Married to 123 ARCO scout company. "War Lords" A friend of mine here in Juneau county tells me of his unit in viet nam, anyone remembering Jesse, email me.
dennis b. <dpaintnguy@netscape.net>
lyndon station, wi USA - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 01:01:08 (EST)

I was withCo.B4/31 upon my arrival from the processing station at FT. Knox and was with the Brigade through all the various training phases from FT.Devens to Camp Edwards to Camp Drum and onto Vietnam. I sailed on the Darby and arrived in-country with the main body of the brigade in August of 1966. I am looking to find a fellow soldier by the name of Terry Schultz from Elgin Illinois. Anyone having knowledge of his residence please contact mevia E-Mail or by telephone. My home phone number is 304-344-9144. This is a great web-sight. Best of luck to all my fellowBrigade members . Let me hear from you. Sincerely yours, Tom Aubrey/PO Box 20244/Charleston,WV 25362-1244 E-Mail address:us52628158@aol.com
Thomas A. Aubrey <us52628158@aol.com>
Charleston, WV USA - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 22:19:47 (EST)

i was with the 196th in vietnam and i was with the 48th scout dog plt., 67 and part of 68, i was wondering what unit citations have the unit been awarded? thank you
kirbyhickman <alohahickman@netscape.net>
cimarron, nm USA - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 19:32:29 (EST)

WAS SPOON [COOK] F TROOP 1970 FORT COURAGE. THE MESS BURNED DOWN. JAR HEADS GOT EVEN FOR PRANK-THEY ATE THE MONKEY. WHAT HAPPENED TO "BIG BROTHER"[SSG. LANE?] & "BIRDY"? I WAS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FLRIDIA. WANT TO TALK TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME OR THE EVENTS MENTIONED.
MELINICH, ANTHONY <ALFISAGOD1@AOL>
DAYTON, OH. USA - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 10:30:47 (EST)

had to make an adjustment to my previous note..... i was with 196th lfb from march 67 until sept 67.. i was with the 4/31 C company over looking the ocean. looking for help in locating a guys name phillips from Texas... i came over from the 4th infantry A company 3/21 hope to hear from somebody....
lewis (butch) leoce <lou@us.ibm.com>
newburgh, ny USA - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 08:10:44 (EST)

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

Re: Ken McKenzie Ken, many of the message boards I hang out on are being haunted by the spammers using the new spider software programs to gleam email addresses and just to post spam on the boards. Those that haven't been using a "username" & "password" are going to them this week. you will notice that I add an "X" to the end of my email addy, this helps defeat the spider programs (I think :(
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.netX>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 19:56:33 (EST)

SORRY FOLKS, WE ARE BEING PLAGUED BY THESE GUESTBOOK ENTRIES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 196TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE. They appear to be a form of spam that may be inserted into guestbooks via a computer program that searches out guestbooks and then inserts these messages that are some sort of advertisement for websites, etc. Many of them seem to originate in Germany, although we have gotten them from the U.S. also. I will delete them as soon as possible, but being on the road I am not able to get them off sometimes for a few days. If we begin to get more of them, we may have to shut down the Guestbook for a few days, or find another way for us to limit the entries. If anyone out there has information or expertise to eliminate this problem, please contact me. Thanks, Ken
Ken McKenzie, Editor <Editor@196th.org>
Rochester, MI USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 16:33:18 (EST)

Stubs (Point man)is still alive and kicking anyone out there from B company 3rd of the 21st 196th (Point squad) ( 1970 1971 )CHU Li and Da Nang HA!! Edddy MacHane the Pinapple you out there. Lee Harris Cherry Hill P.A. where the hell you at. How's your liver. """DDT""" ""hepatitis C "" we all got it. NEVER FORGET HOW THEY DONE US.We cannot Allow what happened to us to happen to the NEW " Grunts " I have'nt forgotten been remembering going 24/7 for 32 years I hope that I am the only one doing the hep-C thing but I don't think so. We need a study of how many ""GRUNTS"" have Hep-C compared to the "FUCKEN RAMP's of the world.They allways lump all veteran's together. We need a study of health affects of a"GRUNT" compared to a "RAMP" (Rear area Military Prick and or personell. Hope all those Grunts livers are not getting ready to hop out on to the highway like mine. I would like to hear from other ""GRUNTS"" about this subject STubs at marti1952@earthlink.net Walking point 32 years later LOVE YOU BROTHERS DON"T LET THEM DO TO THEM WHAT YOU KNOW THEY DID TO US """STAND_UP DON"T LET THEM SCREW the GRUNTS "IT CAN"T HAPPEN AGAIN!! STubs
Donald ( STUBS ) Martin <marti1952@earthlink.net>
Seffner, FLA USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 01:11:01 (EST)

My name is Dale Flickinger I was in C company 3rd platoon 3/21 inf 1966 67 Icarried the radio for Sgt Curtis seen where John Jauch was also in the 3rd. Hope you see this and plan on going to Branson would like to see you.Lester Love is planning to attend.A Charlie Tiger Always Flick
Dale Flickinger <witchygrandma@bright.net>
Jeromesville, oh USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 20:51:53 (EST)

would like to join the 196th LIB chapter. been alot of yrs over the dam. memorys are fading a little. nice to see the brothers in here doing well. I was assigned to the Americal 196 on Sept.'70. was wounded on patrol in the Heip Duc valley Feb. 71. Im looking for a nam budd cant remember his name, big tall Kenyuckian, nick name "big red" he had to be medivaced out with a infected legg (Jan.71) to the 91st evac. in chu Lai. we were A/3/21. welcome home bros.
Joe <yankeejr49@yahoo.com>
kalamazoo, mi USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 09:53:39 (EST)

Really glad I found you guys
Frank Franco Jr. <frankf973@a0l.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 23:14:28 (EST)

Hi to everyone who served with 3rd platoon, 3/21, company C. I was with the 196th starting in fort Devens. Hope Sgt. Curtis, Joe Prepski and all the guys are ok! Was transfered to the Wolfhounds in January 1967, wounded and sent home. Good seeing this website, keep up the good work guys!
John K. Jauch <Not on line at this time>
Carteret, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 08:24:11 (EST)

I was in A-4/31 from May-Nov '68. I have pictures of most of the guys in the weapons sqd, and the platoons we were attatched to. If this is you, please contact me.
Jim Willard <jimwillard@charter.net>
Walla Walla, WA USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 23:40:05 (EST)

I would like to know if there is anyone here who remembers my brother Donald Cook (KIA 10-27-68), if you do, I would like to hear from you. After his death, we recieved some mail from the Chaplain and a couple of his buddies but, being a teenager at the time I was too traumatized by my big brother being killed to thank these men for taking the time to write to my family and would like to do it now. If I don't hear from you, I would like to thank you now........
Renee Diroff <Redir67@hotmail.com>
Canton, MI USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 20:12:43 (EST)

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

I was known as Z,I was with 4/31 196 Americal Recon 70-71, patroled off of LZ West,LZ Siberia and then 4/31 went to Danang. Whould love to here from anybody in my unit or knows about my old unit.
Danny Zunino <ReconDan196@aol.com>
Gridley, Ca. USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 17:00:33 (EST)

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

Does anyone happen to know sgt. richard salde who served with the 196th in 1969? I was a helicopter doorgunner with the 174th assault helicopter co. at LZ Bronco and met him and agreed to see him back in the "world"in his hometime in San Francisco,Ca. I did look him up at his street address but he had just moved with no information on his next address. Any info would be appreciated.
dino genetiano <hawk1124@webtv.net>
santa clara, ca USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 15:12:27 (EST)

Tom Summers: I was in your company and have some information re: people you mentioned. Tried to send it to you, but it came back twice. If you're interested, Email me.
Bob Lee <Sweetbobbylee@aol.com>
Cascade Locks, Or USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 01:10:10 (EST)

I'm a land surveyor. Hobbies; shooting and fishing. Artillary has always held a certain calling to me. I equate it with navigation, I appreciate its accuracy.
James Hennessy <slabby@tctwest.net>
Cody, WY USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 23:36:19 (EST)

I was on LZ Siberia in the Artillery as a Fire Direction Officer from about April to November 1970.
Eric Soiu <Eric_Soiu@Juno.Com>
Columbus, Oh USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 11:44:48 (EST)

Correction to February 23rd entry. Bert Selness served with both Delta and Echo Companies, 3/21 Infantry. George Diaz and Dallas Linscheid served with Bert in Echo Company, 3/21.
Bert Selness <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 20:30:00 (EST)

HOPE TO SEE EVERY ONE IN BRANSON C 3/21 ROADRUNNER 3-3
tom orner <ORNER@PIONEER-NET.COM>
ROSEBURG , OR USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 23:00:55 (EST)

Well I made my plane and hotel reservations.I hope to see some guys from Alpha 4/31 70-71 Im really looking forward to this reunion. See ya all in July Ron
Ron Davison <rufraod@aol.com>
ca. USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 22:34:37 (EST)

Does anyone remeber illy or his buddies? We rotated out of LZ Eagle, Center, West while doing recon with Co C/4/31. I was walking lots of point and slack plus 2nd gunner with the M60. I was in country 5/70-8/70. WIA walking slack with a new guy from Iowa on the way to Heip Duc. I went to LZ/DC and had the greatest time. Sorry can't make it to Branson. Thanks to all involved with putting this site together and keeping the newletter going. I even payed dues for the year! Remeber faces, but not names. I used to make movies with a small camera but lost all of that when I was dusted off to the rear, then on to Japan, then DC. God Bless you all for giving so much for your country. More than anyone has done in quite some time.
John Boye <jboye@carolina.rr.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 19:24:23 (EST)

I served in HHB 3/82arty-coomo section from 1/68 to 6/68. Iwas still in the in country orientation in Chu Lai the night the ammo dump blew up. What a sight! I spent most of my time at LZ Baldy. Our unit was sent up north of Phu Bai for a while. I think it was Camp Evans. It was mostly a 1st Air Cavalry Div. base. We were just packing up to return to LZ Baldy when the Fuel dump at the Camp Evans airfield was hit and blew up.
Steve Ice <sice@iquest.net>
Peru, IN USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 09:34:41 (EST)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from 10/68-10/69. I was the radio operator for 2nd platoon most of the time.
Melvin Beverlin <mbeverlin@micro.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 01:49:52 (EST)

I inadvertently entered 4/31 as my unit in TFO, 196th LIB. I was in HHC 3/21 at Nuc Nam, Chu Lai, DMZ.
David Israels <dci9171960@centurytel.net>
Marinette, WI USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 21:03:35 (EST)

Served with the 1st Platoon of A 3/21 from January 68 to December 68. LZ Center, LZ Colt,& Nhi Ha.
Gary L. Lyles <glyles@mail1.scottsboro.org>
Scottsboro, AL USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 09:15:18 (EST)

served with c/4-31/196 from 12/68 to 7/69. was wounded on LZ west. I walked point for 1st plt. sgt. martin was wounded on LZ west 4/69. by sappers. served a short time with capt. Murphy and Rocky Bleier.
gary bussell <gbussell20@yahoo.com>
sandersville , ga USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 19:31:23 (EST)

From about august of 1969 I was a medic with the 4/31, charlie Co, 2nd platoon. Then for 3 months I was the sr aidman.
Steve Sheriff <stevexsheriff@hotmail.com>
Waterford, MI USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 18:32:09 (EST)

Correction to e-mail address for Bert Selness: hackman@acegroup.cc Sorry somedays the hands and the brain just don't work together.
Bert Selness <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 11:22:17 (EST)

Bert Selness (Baby Ranger) is looking for the following who were assigned to Echo Company, 196th LIB, at LZ Yonkers: George Diaz who was from the Bronx, New York and for Cpt. Dallas S. Linscheid, who was the Commander of Company E. Cpt. Linscheid wore his jungle hat turned up on the left side, like Robin Hood. George and Dallas, if you are out there, or if anyone knows of them, please contact Bert at 563-735-5532 or send an e-mail to me and I will make sure he gets it. Thanks for all you help. I am writing this message for a friend as he does not have e-mail.
Bert Selness <hackman@acegrooup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 11:04:06 (EST)

looking for lt jackson or anybody who were with Dtroop ist squadron ist cav 1971 1972 i was a door gunner we were a air unit at dang airport
george cramer <Taxiecabgeorge2@aol.com before we were up north>
balto , md USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 10:51:49 (EST)

My father served with B Company 3/21 from 66to67. I'm helping him in trying to locate a book called "196th Vietnam The second year" Any help in locating this book would bee highly appreciated.
frank McDevitt <bullidriver@pcisys.net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 21:50:43 (EST)

I am looking for any information on Russell Allen Taylor from Elkins, WV he began his tour in Vietnam in Jan. 8, 1969 and was Casualty on Aug. 26, 1969 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam, Hostile Ground Casualty. He was assigned to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. Any info. would be appreciated.
Roger Channell <rkchannell@sunlitsurf.com>
Elkins, WV USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 20:20:10 (EST)

Was in Vietnam '70 with Co.D 4/31st Inf. Stationed at LZ West.
Stephen Eanes <seanes@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, FL USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 18:56:11 (EST)

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

JUST WANTING TO SAY,I CARE
ernest CREECH <creech 582dmsn.com>
sprucepine, NC USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 21:31:04 (EST)

Dear Brothers of the 196th LIB, I received my 196th LIB magazine yesterday and read the article by Sgt,George Hawkins (former PIO for Brigade) and close friend was in the packet from Ft. Lewis Washington Feburary 68 arrived Chu-Lai. The story was about a friend Sgt.Goodbody who was a well educated, college degree grunt humping the boonies with the rest of us. Who was killed taking Hill 554 or one of the other stupid hills we took gave back and re-took. The way he wrote the story was as if he took the words out of our mouths and wrote them down of how we felt when a friend or buddy was wounded or killed. If you have not became a member of the 196th LIB organization then join if you have not made reservation for Branson make them. Take it from the old Doc you will not regret it! Who is covering your back now? You knew who was covering it when you where in country. Doc La Palio HHC,Delta and Charlie Co's 4/31st 68-69 "Pro Patria"
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 18:18:40 (EST)

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

Co. A 23rd S&T 1968 Chu Li. Would like to contact others from unit. (asap)
James (Lamore) Lammarre <bonniet@fkglobal.com>
Soldier Pond, Me USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 10:17:28 (EST)

was in co B. 4/31 67/68 tam key,chu lai,Camp Evans.was Rto for lt/cp Griffin
Frank V. Filippella <pwrlftr49@aol.com>
fishkill, ny USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 09:40:14 (EST)

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

Ken, Received your newsletter and thanks for keeping me on your mailing list. Enjoyed the issue and I understand what Warren said about "...families, jobs and responsiblities." So much to do, so little time to do it. Glad that you and your organization are keeping up the good work of finding VN vets and getting them together and keeping the history moving forward. Your website is great. I'm starting the Veterans Oral/Video History project that is part of the Library of Congress project in my county. Should have done it years ago. Recently lost the last WWI vet in the county. History gone, unrecoverable. Also assuming a bigger role in my VFW and still hanging in with Habitat for Humanity. Completing our fourth home soon. Take care, old friend. This relationship started, as I recall, at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in "89. Keep in touch and keep up the good work. In memory of all our lost brothers, Frank M. Smart, Combat Reporter/Photographer, First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), RVN, Apr. 68-Apr. 69.
Frank M. Smart <fsmart@mlode.com>
Sonora, Ca USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 00:27:24 (EST)

There is a Firebase Maryann reunion coming March 27,28,29th 2003 at Camp Carlsen Ky.It is for everyone and family members . On the 27th at 7:30 pm there is a torchlight ceremony for the 1st and 46th.On the 28th we have a ceremony for our fallen BROTHERS that we lost that night of March 28,1971. Camp Carlsen is located by Fort Knox,Ky. A lot of grunts are showing up. It is a time to talk with all your old buddies. Jim Leach Charlie Co. 1/46th 196th Americal Div. 1st Platoon
Jim Leach <jleachjr@woh.rr.com>
Delphos, Oh USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 20:02:54 (EST)

No comments. Just a hello and best wishes to all my brothers.
Matthew Jacobs <paperpushermj@hotmail.com>
Sherman oaks, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 19:35:56 (EST)

If there is anyone out there who has a subscription to Army Times, please request a posting of our reunion information in their issues from now on to the end of July. Thank you.
Ronnie Rondem <rrondem@earthlink.net>
Alpharetta, GA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 18:01:33 (EST)

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

I was with Echo Co, 1/46th from October 69 through November 70. I was company supply, and spent most of my tour in ChuLai. Looking forward to the reunion in Branson, hope to see some of the guys I knew from back then. I went through the guest book just now and only found one from the 1/46th. Hope there are more than that at the reunion.
Paul Gildner,Jr <pgildner@michweb.net>
Cadillac, MI USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 21:33:52 (EST)

Served with C, 3/21 from 2/68 until 12/68. Was assigned with a mortar crew to a small villiage "NUI LAC SAN" from 6/68 to 12/68. Looking for "Sugar Bear and Anderson" or any of the others. Was drafted from Phila. PA and went to Nam from Ft. Louis, WA in 2/68.
Jim Keating <jimk1057@tds.net>
Saint Marys, GA USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 10:46:38 (EST)

served with a 3/ 82 arty. att. to b 2/1 70/71 recon sgt.
ron williams <rutsack@charter.net>
davisville, wv USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 06:54:58 (EST)

Updating e-mail address and looking for people who were in A co 3/21 196th Light Infantry Bde.June1967 - OCT.1967 I was RTO in 1st Platoon.Get in touch ifyou were there.
David Marksbury <grizzdhm@aol.com>
Campbellsville, KY. USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 15:53:19 (EST)

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

I joined the 196th in Devens October 65, left Chu Lai July 67 was with HHC MP Platoon. Looking for Major Lincoln F. Brigham or his son Sfc Clinton Brigham Ret. Great site
bob poznanski <aab3340@aol.com>
nj USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 11:13:43 (EST)

I'm trying to track down Jim Brewer & David Malpass from 1stPlt.A-3/21 from the fall of 71- here's some pix from that time.
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1 http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2
I'm the tall one- Brewer is humpin the 60 and Malpass is the guy sleepin in the hammock (Isn't that what squad leaders do :)

Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 19:00:18 (EST)

STILL LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED W/C/3/21 12/67-5/68. NEAR THE NEW YEAR HAD A PATIENT WITH A VERY STRANGE PROBLEM BUT NEVER FOUND OUT THE OUTCOME IT WAS ALL OVER A LEACH IN THE WRONG PLACE. HOPING EVERYTHING CAME OUT ALRIGHT. LET ME KNOW?
JAMES M. GOAD <MTNBUNKER@AOL.COM>
FLAT TOP, WV USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 14:40:21 (EST)

Hillbilly,4/31 196, 67-68, I tried to respond to your message. You no longer seem to reside at tbshanklin@yahoo.com. If you are still looking at this site, I have pictures of you and several other of our platoon. Contact me. Jim Willard AKA "Wil" jimwillard@charter.net Anybody else out there? Maybe "Crazy" Cogins, "Wop" Tanner, "Hig" Higgenson, Tom Gimble, the "Wop Doc" (NY City)? I'm here and looking for the rest of you.
Jim Willard <jimwillard@charter.net>
Walla Walla, WA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 22:45:35 (EST)

I was looking through this sight, and to my surprize, I saw the name of one of the veterans that I served with. I never would have been able to find himotherwise. I only remembered him as "Hillbilly" I have e-mailed him, and am eagerly looking forward to hearing from him. If you were in A co. 4/31, annd in country between May and November of '68, contact me. I have not heard anything from our unit since I left. God Bless
Jim Willard <jimwillard@charter.net>
Walla Walla, WA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 20:28:06 (EST)

I was with B Troop from 70-71 1st/1st Cav. Everyone called me Pappy. I was a Platoon Sergeant. Capt. Fitzgerald was the Company Co. when I was dusted off in the Valley. Col. Larnex was the Bat. Co. The Colonel sends me update on the 196th all the time. Would like to join, but unsure at present. Need to know the ends and outs of Org.I was the one that shot up the yellow school house in 1971 across from the compound. Thank you, "Pappy" Brown
Jimmie Wayne "Pappy"Brown <jbrow3233@aol.com>
Bossier City, La. USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 16:01:10 (EST)

Was with the original 196th, 4/31 Mortors, would kile to find Larry Brown, Chic. Ill
Dave Hahn <dhahn@ins.state.ny.us>
Lakeview, NY USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 13:31:10 (EST)

I am looking for any of the following people with which I served in Nam. Jim Krzynski, Howie Imes, Gary Richards, Neil Gray, Steve Jaffe, Louis Russo, Tom Heisler. I have found one with whom I served on this site. He being Simon Eggeraat. I served with HHC radio section from October 1967 to September 1968. Chu Lai, LZ Baldy, Hill 63, Camp Evans and finally at Hill 63. If any of these guys are out there, please contact me. I would love to hear from you. I have been trying to find any of them since we all since I left Vietnam. Thanks for this website and the opportunity it provides us in finding long lost friends. Al Robb ankrobb@sisna .com
Al Robb <ankrobb@sisna.com>
Nephi, UT USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 10:46:28 (EST)

To the 196th: On January 20, 2003 my father (Haagmonster Sr.) passed away. During the period of 1966 thru 1967 he was a 1st Leutinant and spent time in Vietnam. I was pretty young during that period (born 1964) but I can still remember listening to the "small reel to reel tapes that he sent back home - I think I turned the "small" horizontal reel to reel player into a pottery wheel(you know how kids are)! He rarely talked about the war. The last time I remember him ever talking about an actual war experience was in 1974. I still remember when my mother and I went to pick him up at the airport when he came home (my brother wasn't even born yet). I miss him so much and I wish that I would have told him how much I appreciate the sacrifices, fear, grief, home sickness, etc. that he and his buddies (and you also)experienced over there. War sucks. One of the things that I do remember most about him is that he always held everyone of you in the highest regard and respect. I will always remember the 196th shoulder patch that my dad wore on his "Khaki's". God bless you all! Man...so many memories that I can't even begin to explain. Adios Muchachos y Muchachas Haagmonster jr.
Haagmonster <jhaag@satx.rr.com>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 23:05:27 (EST)

I was a platoon leader and company commander with B and C company from sept. 67 sept. 68 . I wish I could remember more names but that was life time ago, we lost so many good men and so many replacements.
doug mealor <mariettemealor@hotmail.com>
barrow, ak USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 19:28:43 (EST)

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

I WAS WITH DELTA CO. 1ST PLATOON 4TH BATTALLION 31ST INF FROM DEC.67 TO APR.68 WHEN I WAS WOUNDED IN MY LEFT KNEE.I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS THERE AT THAT TIME IN THE QUE SON VALLEY, ALSO LOOKING FOR JACK WEAVER WHO WAS THERE AND ALSO AT THE CAMP OJI HOSP. JAPAN WITH ME BEEN ALOT OF YEARS JACK
ROGER D. JACKSON <AMERICAL_D@MSN.COM>
BREMEN , GA USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 13:57:02 (EST)

was with the 196th co A 3/21 from march 67 to sept 67
lewis leoce (butch) <lou@us.ibm.com>
newburgh, ny USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 13:50:20 (EST)

i served with b btry.3/82 f.d.c.section from sept.67-sept.68.would like to hear from any fellow vets.
charles b. skeens <skeencb25570@yahoo.com>
wayne, wv. USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 08:20:18 (EST)

D 3/21 Recon - original member-from Ft. Devons, Camp Drum (still cold in April) to Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. With 3/21 until Chu Lai when I was sent to Support to get me out of the field after being hit twice (odds?). Lost contact with my buddies at D 3/21: Art, Vinnie, John, Rick, Bob. Are you still out there?
Marty Stout <stouthm@hotmail.com>
Carneys Point, NJ USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 19:09:05 (EST)

eeking info from any members of the 196th Inf Bde who trained at Camp Drum Apr to mid-May 1966. Especially seek photos (or other documents) of that training, for the archives of Fort Drum Historical Collection.
James D. Neville <nevillej@drum.army.mil>
Fort Drum, NY USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:32:53 (EST)

ITS NICE TO HEAR FROM SOME BROTHERS FROM 71-72 I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK WE WERE ALL DEAD!IM STILL HUNTING FOR DON BUTLER;PAUL GRAVES,ALFONSO ARIAS,I WAS IN Bco3rd21st196th IF YOU KNOW THEM EMAIL ME THEY WERE ALL SHAKE EN BAKES AND GOOD AT WHAT THEY DID!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI. USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:01:49 (EST)

REFER TO LAST COMMENT
TERRY JORDAN <terry.jordan@mndulu.ang.af.mil>
DULUTH, MN USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 13:44:35 (EST)

I SERVED IN VIETNAM WITH THE 196TH BDE FROM 31 JULY 71 - 23 APRIL 72. CO A 4/31, CO E 1/46, CO B 1/46, AND HHC 1/46 (MOS 11C10) I WAS ON FIREBASE MAUDE (HILL 350), FIREBASE RAWHIDE, AND ANOTHER LZ I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OR WHERE. I WAS IN A 4-DUECE SQUAD ON HILL 350 AND THEN HUMPED 81 MM'S OUT IN THE BUSH UNTIL I LEFT THE END OF APRIL, 72. I REMEMBER RAYBON FROM CHICAGO, A BUDDY I CALLED BB, A BUDDY FROM FLORIDA THAT GOT BURNED FROM CHEESE CHARGES, RUSS NORLUND FROM MINNESOTA, A BUDDY FROM TENNESSEE, STEVE THOLL. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS OR OTHERS FROM OUR UNIT.
TERRY A. JORDAN
DULUTH, MN USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 13:18:58 (EST)

I served with HHS Btry from Oct. 65 July 67. I was known as Charlie . I am attempting to find the name of a Lt. who was with C Btry 3/82 arty FDC and was kiied at FB French Fort in April of 1967 during a mortar attack.
Richard Noonan <Nsnailmailman 3 @ aol .com>
St. Cloud, FL. USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 11:16:53 (EST)

a co 1st plt 4/31 196lib from dec 69 to dec 70 humped all of heip duc reff village we spent our 3 days each month on l z west and siberia saw it all little hill big hill bananna groves who can forget the gap and crossing the river looking for gerry colon tom devlin john (large one) megaley tom bolin steve mcneil jim nedlner doc allen recon ric duke howard brother maham weird howard dan simmonns bill powell jim switzer arkey spooky tooth ray stark phoom nate dick oswald cpt crockett lt esterly john houghsons bob huberman dick timming moe phillips chuck mamm mike knutson robert porlanski hope to hear from some of you great guys see you at the conventsion
richard frain <richye@webtv.net>
wilmington, ma USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 10:54:08 (EST)

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

I would like to hear from anyone who served on Maryann from 1969-1971.I was with C Co 1st of the 46th 3rd plt.If anyone remembers me I was called 'Loner'.anyserving at that time feel free to contact me.I have emailed Jim Leach and we talk sometime on the net.I would like to make other connections if possible.
G.W.Collins <gwcollins@yahoo.com>
Hugo, ok USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 15:51:26 (EST)

Sgt. B CO. 3/21 Christmas of 69 to June 70. WIA at night lagger position, across river from LZ Center and West.
William J. Wolf <Wolfellow1@yahoo.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 15:30:06 (EST)

I just received the 196th Association in the mail. Thanks very much to all of the volunteers who keep this Association going and publishing the updates. The publication had a request from Steve Miller of A/3rd/82 asking anyone to contact him. It was a pleasure being able to "see" someone from A Battery in the news asking to be contacted. A smile was brought on my face with Steve's reference to Sgt. Joe Stewart. Sgt. Stewart is in everyone's memory from A Battery. A truer individual could not be had. Not sure if anyone know of Sgt. Stewart today as the last I saw him was 11-12 years ago and he was as feisty as ever. Please continue the great work that you are doing. It is very much appreciated.
Matt Spirko <marmasu@yahoo.com>
Newark, DE USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 10:43:39 (EST)

looking for bill forte i'm pretty sure from mass or somewhere near there. we went over on the advance party aug.5,66.if anyone knows any thing about him,i sure would like to hear from you.
don maxfield
prospect pk., n.j. USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 05:29:35 (EST)

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

Iwas one of the org.members.Trained in Ft.Devons.and was on the USS PATCH.Looking for anyone in my unit from 65-67.I was with ''A''Batt.3/82Art.
Gordy ''ZEKE''Zemke <ZEKEMAN196.COM>
MOKENA , IL. USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 18:20:59 (EST)

I was a crew chief with 71st Rattlers and FireBirds 67-68 out of CHu Lai. We flew you guys alot and I thank you all for your service. You called we came.
Dave Shaw <evad@snowcrest.net>
Yreka, CA USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 15:18:53 (EST)

Looking for anyone that was on L.Z. West from 1970 to 1971 that has some pictures to swap. I will respond to all.
Pete Campana <peter.campana@verizon.net>
E.Longmeadow, Ma. USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 14:43:58 (EST)

Keep up this great resource. I bookmark your site, best greetings Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams <willsam911@yahoo.com>
USA, none USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 14:22:54 (EST)

Does anyone know where Clyde Roan hangs out? (First CO of F/17 Cav). Last known location was Tampa-St.Pete or Largo, Florida area. Later went to Brigade S3 and then to Special Ops from which he retired as light colonel.
Dave Morris <dmorris@ftrp17cav196.com>
Essex, CT USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 11:28:08 (EST)

Clyde Roan was CO of F Troop 17th Cav while in Tay Ninh...
Faulk <PersimmonXing@aol.com>
Smarr, GA USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 00:03:00 (EST)

First ever executive officer of the 408th Radio Research Detachment (ASA) Attached to the 196th on arrival Tay Ninh Aug 66. Want to notify the members of the unit that our original CO, Cpt Robert F. Betts Jr died recently. Wife Judy survives and I am in contact with her. Would you believe there are 18 little GrandBetts and one GreatGrand?
Albert Warren Faulk, Jr <PersimmonXing@aol.com>
Smarr, GA USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 23:59:36 (EST)

C Co. 3/21- 66/67 from Elizabeth, NJ then to Fort Devens,MA to Camp Drum, NY to Nam. Looking for Charlie Archangelo and Wyzienski from New Haven, CT (I think). Love to hear from you.
Bill Stauch <faye325@juno.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 21:59:04 (EST)

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

Was in HHB 3/82nd Arty. Was at Ft Devens when 196th was activated in 65 and went to Nam by ship with the equipment. Was motor mule for the Bn. There are a couple of us here in Lawton that went over with the 196th. Would like to hear from any old buddies from the Bn. If any one remembers Bill Irwin and should have his address please email it.
Lowell (Robbie) Robbins <Robbie751@aol.com>
Lawton, Ok USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 20:38:13 (EST)

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

65-67 FT.DEVENS ,MASS.''A''BATT.3/82 ART.USS PATCH
GORDY ''ZEKE''ZEMKE <ZEKEMAN196@.COM>
MOKENA, IL. USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 15:57:10 (EST)

I was with the 196 Co A Aug 71 to June 72. I Was on point for the first 4 months until I cut my finger. I did rear gard Duty for a while then up on the ridge and fire base Linda. Back to the bush after that. I remember Graves, Buckaloo,Ortiz,if you are out there get in touch.
Jerry Elmore <redwren@midsouth.net>
Clarksville, Tn USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 14:24:56 (EST)

Looking for all C/4/31 from 12/68 to 12/69. Reunion planning in progress. Recognize the following names?? LT. Josey, Ernie, Lazio, Haskins, Peterson, "20", Capt. Murphy?? Please reply soon!
Summer Josey Meetze <smeetze@gwm.sc.edu>
Columbia, SC USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 11:16:44 (EST)

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

I served with B Co 3/21 form Oct 65 (Devins) to Jan 67 (Tay Ninh). I remember all the faces but only a few names. SGT Gordan, Sam Everson, Jones ,Markowski. If you are out there or if anyone knows them, please contact me.... Thanks.
Jack Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 13:18:12 (EST)

I WAS IN HHC 4/31 INF 1965-66,FT DEVENS MASS LOOKING FOR PHOTO ALBUM, ANYONE OUT THERE WITH THAT INFO? PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 205-785-2736/E-MAIL ME.
Rosevelt McCoy <jeg2628@aol.com>
birmingham, Al USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 21:14:35 (EST)

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

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

I was with company B 3/21st from August 68 till August 69. I have been trying to remember names but as the years pass it gets harder to remember my own. I do remember having a First Sgt from New Orleans area and my last CO was Captain Ballentine. Mostly I worked off of LZ Center and we did work from LZ East. Just before I DEROSED there was a patch made honoring the "Bushmasters". When I was at Fort Benning I loaned it to a fellow Bushmaster so he could make a copy unfortunately I didn't get it back. If anyone has that patch and can scan it and send it to me I would be most appreciative. My wife will then embroidery it back into a patch and it will be displayed with the other memorabilia from my Army years. Thanks and send some e-mail my way. Welcome Home
Kenneth Gilbert <virginia674@cox.net>
Lutcher, La. USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 16:40:47 (EST)

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

I just wanted to let you all know that my dad was a medic with the 196th. After he came back home, he sold his Combat Medic's badge to help pay bills in the late 70's. My soon to-be-fiance, hunted around long enough to find one dated 1970 (which is about the time he would have received his) and we are going to give it to him for Memorial Day. We can't wait to see his face!!! God Bless each and everyone of you...
CATHY SMOLKA <SMOLKA76@YAHOO.COM>
YOUNGSTOWN, OH USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 14:00:55 (EST)

great outfit,am proud to have been a member.served in 4/31 65-67
raymond cutting <raymondcutting@aol.com>
manville, ri USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 13:29:05 (EST)

Served with A Co 3/21 from 10-67 to 10-68. Everyone called me Stoney. I was sometimes plt sgt and sometimes squad leader in Third Plt. Worked mostly off LZ Center and also went to Nhi Ha. Looking for friends.
Jim Stone <jimcathy@atcjet.net>
Lexington, Ne USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 23:39:55 (EST)

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

Not sure if I am listed however I was with HHB 3/82 p/o 196th from Feb 68 till Nov68. Worked in Fire Direction Center (FDC) as radio operator clearing air space for Artillery. This is a great vehicle to find someone. I have never been able to locate anyone from HHB 3/82.
Joseph M. Quinn <JMQ828@aol.com>
Garwood, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 13:15:56 (EST)

As a 1967-68 Viet Nam member of the 3/21st Infantry I was delighted to read that the Gimlets proud Colors have returned! Thanks for the newsletter. See you in Branson!
Larry K. Proctor <proctorl@odjfs.state.oh.us>
Marietta, OH USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 11:40:39 (EST)

I served in the 196 from 1953 to 1955 in Fort Richardson, Alaska. I would love to hear from anyone who was there during that period. I was a part of a 4 man buddy team in B Company.
Curtis Ash <curtisa@ica.net>
Mississauga, On Canada - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 00:55:21 (EST)

I was in HHD & Band, 196th Support Bn (Prov). Started out at ICCV in 1971, and came to DaNang in March 1971, and left country right after we stood down. Anyone that was there durning that time please e-mail me!!! Thanks, George
George Fleshman <reassg@oct.net>
Saint Marys, Ks USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 23:33:21 (EST)

Hi I was wondering if anyone recognizes these names: Eddie Battle, Wayne Darker or Parker, Cutter Olysses, Juan Flores, John Fagan,Guzman Paul, George Norman, Jim Giannini,James Grace, Lowell Gibson, William Kryschski, Jenny Motley, Danny Rogers,Wayne Boyd Jr.,! Please e-mail me would like to talk to you.
Steven Lannert <Squeak49@msn.com>
New Athens, IL USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 23:11:44 (EST)

HI I am looking for anyone who remembers me, Steven Lannert, I was stationed at LZ West and LZ Siberia. Company Bravo. 196th Light infantry brigade. Email me please!
Steven Lannert <Squeak49@msn.com>
New Athens, IL USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 23:01:27 (EST)

Looking for anyone that may have pictures of my brother Edward J. PIANTKOWSKI (KIA 13 Nov 66) while "proudly" serving with the 196th. My heart and my prayers go out to ALL our veterans. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!
Al Piantkowski <SgtAl@webtv.net>
Chicago , IL IL USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 20:47:01 (EST)

Would like to here from anyone from C/3/21 from sept 66 to sept67 Green, Garbade, Devine Webber,Frebaseizer,Stoker.Anyone ?
Charles Ripp <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 19:21:07 (EST)

I was on L.Z. West from July 70 to May 71 looking for anyone who was there during the same time. Ralph Jones if your out there E-Mail me.
Pete Campana <peter.campana@verizon.net>
E. Longmeadow, Ma USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 12:10:27 (EST)

I was in 3/21 bravo co.in nam 66-67 Would like to hear from any one in my unit. see you in branson
SAM PARINELLA <chaz@madbbs.com>
Jamestown, N.Y. USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 17:48:55 (EST)

STARTED WITH 196TH IN FORT DEVENS,WENT TO NAM ON THE PATCHWAS IN HHC 1966 BUT TRANSFERED TO CHARLIE CO.A MONTH LATER. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM EITHER HHC OR C CO. GOD BLESS CHUCK
Chuck Ferry <chaz@madbbs.com>
Jamestown,, N.Y. USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 12:35:33 (EST)

I am looking for the Doc for 3/21, Co.E recon. He was with us when we were overran on April 13th 1968 in Quang Tin. I think his name was Barabus. The last time I saw him was in Okinawa, when he was going on r&r to, I think, Hawaii. Where are you Doc?
Sam Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
Ft. Worth, Tex USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 10:08:43 (EST)

looking for anybody 1972 hq,co,delta ,co ,jan aug 1972 rto red leg nick name runt runt196lib@yahoo.com or196lib@netzero.com ph 217 234 6252
james highland <runt196lib@yahoo.com>
mattoon, il USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 09:56:17 (EST)

I was with 4th/31st co c 1st plt from 7/69 to7/70.Am trying to find out what happened to a guy named Jim Nance on LZ West in May '70 when Spooky hit by mistake. Am also looking for whereabouts of Bill Johnson, Dave Randolph and Ken Schrader.(Ken lived in Olean, NY back then) Would appreciate any info on what happened to them after they came home.Thanks for any help.
jim sipe <jdsipe2dogs@yahoo.com>
palmyra, pa 17078 - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 12:46:15 (EST)

Peace all, I was with D 4/31 from Nov 67 tru July 68..have many memories of good times and bad..Squad leader for awhile, and a tunnel rat...the battles we fought, and the men we lived and died with...helped set up L.Z.West...ran the golf course in Chu Lai second tour, last three months with F-Troop 17th Cav..God Bless you all.
Gary Ausmus <miyagishima@msn.com>
Dexter, Or USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 03:39:09 (EST)

I was in coB 4/31 196th LIB.from Dec."69 to June "70,Then pulled Med Cap in Heip Duc from LZ Siberia till Nov."70. I tried to contact veterans from that time period but they would not go thru,It came up that the computer could not locate them .I would like to hear from any one that knew me,Or anyone from that time.Welcome Home to all of you veterans.
(DOC Mahaney) Tom Mahaney <fred7724@yahoo.com>
Saint Marys, PA. USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 04:22:35 (EST)

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

196TH 1966///1967//GOD BLESS YOUR ALL THE BEST
JOHN COOMBS <JRCOOMBS@MSN.COM>
SALEM, NH USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 20:39:33 (EST)

Happy Tet-- 156 Sig Plt
will whalen <wwwillymon@cs.com>
Rochester, Ma USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 13:41:56 (EST)

MY ENTRY BELOW STATES 1st PLATOON MEDIC.THAT SHOULD BE CORRECTED TO 3rd PLATOON.ORIGINAL A CO. 4/31 MEDIC UNDER LT.TUCKER.GLAD TO SEE A LOT OF FAMILLIAR NAMES ON THE WEB SITE.
BILL LOUGH <wlhammer@cs.com>
SAN ANTONIO , FL USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 22:56:55 (EST)

HELLO TO ALL.MY NAME IS BILL LOUGH OR "DOC" LOUGH.ORIGINAL MEMBER A CO. 4/31 1st PLATOON MEDIC UNDER LT.TUCKER & CAPT.BOULDIN.ALSO HELLO TO ANY OTHER ORIGINAL 4/31 MEDICS.GREAT TO SEE HOW MANY RESPOND TO THIS SITE.IF YOU KNOW ME,CONTACT AT WLHAMMER@CS.COM
BILL LOUGH <wlhammer@cs.com>
san antonio, fl USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 04:01:30 (EST)

I am trying to find anyone that knew my dad his name is Dwight E. Casper, he went by Ghost. He was in CO D, 3/21 If anyone knows or remebers him please e-mail me.
Paulett Johnson <johnsonpr@mcbh.usmc.mil>
Kailua, HI USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 17:01:54 (EST)

JUST STOPING IN! SEEING IF ANY BUSHMASTERS CAME OUT OF HIDEING AND GIVE THE NEW E-MAIL I HAVENT HEARD FROM ANYONE IN A LONG TIME HOPE ALL IS WELL!!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI. USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 15:22:26 (EST)

JUST, WONT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL FRIENDS AND BROTHERS IN COB 3/21 196th. WAS ONE OF THE TCATS 67/68.ALSO A SPEICAL HELLO TO TOBY, SISCO AND MIKE Mc
LEONARD SHIELDS <slojen@mindspring.com>
WINCHESTER, KY USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 18:57:37 (EST)

My name is Ernan Gutierrez "Sgt G", Company C, 4/31, 196th Light Brigade, 68-69. Looking for any or the following members of our PLT 3rd Neives, Baum, and Calbo. Any information where I can locate them, I don't have there first names. I also had then, LTC. Wetzel, as my BN. Co. great man to work with.
Ernan "Sgt G" Gutierrez <nos4atu13@hotmail.com>
Kingsville, Tx USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 15:50:18 (EST)

Would like some information on my uncle Glennon Marcussen. He was with A company 3/21 from Nov. 67 till 9 Jan. 68,when he was killed in action.
Sam Suitt <samjin7@aol.com>
Lawton, OK USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 23:45:11 (EST)

To find who died when and where-go to Vietnam Vets War Memorial and put in the date you are looking for-it will print them out.
bill whalen <wwwillymon@cs.com>
rochester, ma USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 07:47:33 (EST)

18 APR - 14 May 1968: Apparently, radio callsign for 3/21 Inf was 'Gimlet' during this period. Please email radio callsign for 4/31 Inf. Also....if anyone knows the names of those from 2/B/4-31, and A/4-31 who were KIA on the Ko Be Tahn Tan ridge (south of Camp Evans) 8-11 May 1968, I'd like to know their names.
Curtis (Randy) Kimes <pmarche@jps.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 21:38:03 (EST)

was original "charger"; left Ft Devens around July 1966 to Vietnam on the "Darby"(took a month). Assigned to HHC Company, 4/31. Built up Tay Ninh till it was livable and then they moved us. Don't remember where it was but when we landed we got mortered and took many hits, including myself. Eventually ended up doing escort patrol on thunder road. Have the list of members of my company and many pictures. Go vets!!!
Bob Kenefic <bobkenefic@yahoo.com>
Hamburg, NY USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 17:25:16 (EST)

Thanks to the guys who made this website. Last weekend I was able to meet with LT. Dixon the Co of Charlie Co. September of 68 LZ Mellon until Febuary of 1969,through the Battle of Nui Chom Moutain and all the other crazy stuff that we did there. Our familes finally got to see the other guy that we talked about. So far this year because of this web site I have met with Amoes Sheppard Echo and Alpha companies George Hawkins PIO for the Brigade and Top Sergeant Harpin Myers,HHC acting Sgt Major for the 4/31st Inf. And Last week Lt. Dixon, I am looking foward to Branson Mo. I have e-mailed our Chaplain Lovelace and Battalion Commander Sam Wetzel and they will be there. Take Care my Brothers and I will see you in Branson. Doc La Palio, Delta 4/31 and Charlie 4/31 196th Lib 68-69
Doc La palio <alapalio@vglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 17:09:04 (EST)

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

Was With Alpha Co. 2nd Plt.4/31st May 68-69, I would like to hear from all at that time.I can remember a few names and I have some phone numbers.The next reunion is in Branson Mo.in july
Dennis Weaver <inf196@mindspring.com>
Mesquite, Tx USA - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 09:05:18 (EST)

Co. B, 4/31, in country August 1969 - August 1970
Lyle "Pete" Peterson <petedav@aol.com>
Davenport, IA USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 20:44:06 (EST)

I am looking for Bob Yost, US Army Medic 196th Light Infantry, 4/31. He served in Chu Lai RVN approximately 8/1969 to 8/1970. His last known home town is San Luis Obispo CA. I served with him and want to find him. My name is Jimmy Dischert from St. Louis MO. Just want to make contact and talk.
Jim (Jimmy) Dischert (per Morrison email) <bumpers@earthlink.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 09:23:01 (EST)

I am looking for anyone who can provide information on the 1968 rocket attack and explosion one night at the Chu Lia airport ammunition dump. It occured from the mountains west of Chu Lia. I was with the 196th Light Infantry HHC on bunker guard east of Highway 1 (between Highway 1 and the airport) when the dump exploded. I was manning a 60 cal. when I was thrown 20 feet from the top of the bunker and suffered severe ear drum damage from the concussion. I would appreciate conformation from others who may have suffered similar physical damage from this explosion such as ear drum damage, ear infections, tinitis, hearing loss, etc.. Seeking to file claim with V.A.. This is my first time to this site and it's good to hear from other fellow vets. Great site, keep up the good work.
Frank Rider (EZ Rider) <pixiedixie@nmo.net>
Cheboygan, Mi USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 23:43:35 (EST)

My father is Jerry J. Josey of Bishopville, SC. He was a Lt. in the 4/31 C company from 12/68 to 12/69. As a child my bedtime stories were the days and nights of the Vietnam war. I would like to help him find some of his vietnam buddies. Please help. HAPPY 2003
Summer Josey Meetze <smeetze@gwm.sc.edu>
Columbia, SC USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 11:18:40 (EST)

I'm currently with B co. 1/303, 81st infantry. I've always been curious on the Vietnam role the 196th played after seeing TV's Tour Of Duty. Is there any authenticity to the events portrayed on the show?
John Velasquez <johnnyv_4@yahoo.com>
Silverdale, WA USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 00:23:28 (EST)

I was a medic--Doc Glenn--with 2platoon,C co., 4/31, 196 LIB from 4/69 to 8/69. Was senior medic for about a month until I was hit twice and med evac'd to Japan, where I spent about 90 days, then was dicharged.
Glenn Kovanda <gkovanda@hotmailcom>
Rossmoor, ca USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 20:43:45 (EST)

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

looking for anyone who knew my father .his name is william h fain .he was in the 196 delta 3 -21 in 1972 da-nang ,also none as the gimlets .trying to find his long lost brothers to re unite them .please please if you can help or have any info e mail me .thanks carl
carl <carlfain@joeneubertcollision.com>
knoxville, tn USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:26:54 (EST)

Does anyone know/remember Battalion CO 4-31 for the period 6-10 May 1968? Would also like to know CO A/4-31, and Plt Ldr 2d Plt/B Co/4-31 for the same period. Got any contact email addy's? Interesting facts coming out of replies from you fellows...THX! Randy
Curtis (Randy) Kimes <pmarche@jps.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 22:20:07 (EST)

We have updated our Memorial for those who were Kia'd while serving with the 175th Engineer Company and A Company 26th Engineer Battalion. Please visit their Memorial and Remember them one more time. Their Memorial is located on the 175th Eng. Home page located at this URL; http://www.homestead.com/175thengineers/homepage.html Their Memorial page is located at this Address; http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Memorial.html
Ron <barny@bellatlantic.net>
USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 18:12:00 (EST)

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

196th lib B co. 4/31rst. grunt aug.1969/aug.1970
russ fenton <rfenton@ecarthage.com>
reeds, mo. USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 01:45:45 (EST)

Howard Williams was with HHC 3/21
Warren
USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 08:04:31 (EST)

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 - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 17:03:37 (EST)

Lookin for an RTO last name Hunnicutt(SP)C co. 3/21 2nd platoon .I was PLT.sarg. '69-'70.Would like to hear from you.You went to the rear area to operations before i came home.
Don Robinson <drobi4536@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 12:55:50 (EST)

Anybody know the URL for the 175th Engineers who were attached to the 196th...especially when we were in Chu Lai
Doc Bronson <jackbronson73@msn.com>
Statesboro, Ga USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 21:21:22 (EST)

Your website is outstanding. very impressive... Good friend of mine was with the 196th, Jim Mcginnis.. Steve Fraunberger 82nd Abn, 2/505- 68-69....
Steve Fraunberger <sflex82nd@aol.com>
Bloomfield, NJ USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 11:43:12 (EST)

HAPPY NEWYEAR!!FELLOW BUSHMASTERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE NEW EMAIL IM LOOKING FOR TWO GUYS I WENT TO NCOC AND AIT WITH DON BUTLER,AND PAUL GRAVES PAUL WENT TO 1ST CAV IN NAM I THINK NOT SURE ABOUT DON ANY HELP!!! MIKE
MICHAEL G CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@Hotmail.com>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 11:37:14 (EST)

Looking for anyone from B-Btry 3/82 FA , LZ Center.Feb 68 thru Feb 69 Gun # 3. Also looking to find out KIA in my unit/section in Nam.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh , MD USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 03:21:47 (EST)

I was a medic and started out in Ft. Devens with the original group. Aprox. April/May 1966 to July 1967. I was assigned to A company in Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. Don't remember which platoon but a Sgt. Teal was a squad leader there.
Tom Alexander <tea207@hotmail.com>
Jacobstown, NJ USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 00:21:03 (EST)

I was a medic in the 4/31st at Ft. Devens when we first went over to Tay Ninh. Served with headquarters company for a while then was assigned to a platoon in A company for most of the stay in Tay Ninh and Chu Lai.
Tom Alexander <tea207@hotmail.com>
Jacobstown, NJ USA - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 18:17:22 (EST)

I was with A company 4/31 1st. plt.from 6/67-6/68 searching for all members from the company, have located approximately 27 members of the company for that time.
Sam Mazzola <sammazzola@hotmail.com>
Detroit, MI USA - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 15:44:54 (EST)

Looking for any members 1st Plt A co 4/31. Was E-7 Plt Sgt, with Lt Zuleger, Lt Rice. From Feb 69 thru Nov 69. LZ West, LZ Siberia, A-K Valley, Que Son Valley, Heip Duc.CO Cpt Yates.
James F Price <MR.PRICE@att.net>
Overland Park, ks USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 22:02:00 (EST)

Served as legal clerk at Hawk Hill 1970-71 with S1 Captain James Humphries; looking for other Hawk Hillers
Kenneth Brans <kbrans@sbcglobal.net>
CA USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 00:59:00 (EST)

Looking for anyone who might have known my father, SFC Marshall Robertson who was killed in action in August 1969 in Que Sohn Valley. He was with 4/31 C company. I was 9 years old.
Patricia Robertson <pwilson@bayless.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 23:16:02 (EST)

I was with A Co. 4/31 196th from 6/68 to 6/69 Que Son, LZ West etc.
David Beard <dbeard@iwvisp.com>
Ridgecrest, CA USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 20:48:12 (EST)

I'm proud to say that my dad, Chuck Holmstrom, served with the 196th. He served Aug 68-Aug 69 on LZ East with the 4.2 mortars. Do you remember him? I sent him a link to this website, but I don't know if he'll use it. Feel free to send emails to this address - I'm happy to forward them. Grateful for all of you - Marje Nitz
Marje Nitz <marjenitz@yahoo.com>
Oakdale, MN USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 11:30:16 (EST)

 


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