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Name: Patrick "John" Windfelder
Hometown: Quakertown, pa
Date: August 12, 2014 - 01:08 AM (pacific)
Hello 1/327
My Name is P.John Windfelder.I am the nephew of
John,E Windfelder SP5/mos94 Tiger Force Who was attached to the 1/327th from late 67-71.
Johnny was KIA along with 33 other men (Mostly Tigers) Nov 28 1971 in Chinook ch47 (Playtex) Crash.The A/C was heading To or From LZ401?
Some reports say they got Tagged by VNA SAF some say Not.The report I tend to believe is from SAR 501 unit who took 3 days to reach the site (Under Fire) Lead by Mr J.L Hodges Only to find a Heart Braking Site.I would like to Thank The 501 Men for braking in and finding my Uncle John and the others lost that day from the 1/327th. Words cannot Express how grate full I am to the 501 Men!!
Now that the Thank you Bullchet is out of the way I have a few ?? to ask and would like the Truth if at all possible.
1) Did anybody know John Windfelder? His MOS/was a cook as well as Heavy Weapons Spl.Tiger Force
2) Can you be a So called "Cook" and also be a Tiger?
3) Anywhere I can find any pix of Tigers from Late 1971.The Tiger Force page stops at 1970 as for pix. Any pix taking by the investigators that doc the sight? Did the Army take pix as part of the investigation?I see many pix of Military Crashes in Vietnam but none of this crash.Why? Hiding something maybe? I'm sniffing around and so far this don't add-up.I have a hard time believing any thing those Criminals have to say in Washington. For good reason I feel this way.
4) Call me nuts if you like but I would like to make the trip to the A/C crash site. Taking the same walk the 501/sar Lead by a Mr J.L Hodges did.I want to see the site for myself and place a cross in honor of the 34 men who died that day.This is the only way I can come up with to show the respect I have to these 34 men as well as all who served in Vietnam.
With this in mind.
I cannot make a trip like this without some help.I would like to know if there is anyway to pin-point the site? Any maps? Any GPS numbers? Even Loran-c Numbers will do? By Mr Hodges Acct,His unit was dropped in 2 Clicks from the site.That's a long walk under fire but not to bad a walk in peace.I should be able to make contact with the site in half the time they did (My thinking anyway) Other than my ability and others (I do not see that as a problem) is there any reason this is not do-able? Any of your thoughts on this trip would be great.I have tried to locate Mr Hodges about this.He seems to be the only one with Knowledge about this crash, with no luck as of today's date. Anybody got any contact info for him? He posted on this site awhile back and express he was going to make a video concerning this crash. So if its a video the man wants to make I would like to help him make this happen.
There is also one more reason I would like to make this trip happen.
SP5 John Windfelder had 1 child (Jenny) my cuz.She grew up without her Dad.She has no Memories of her dad.Her comments on her dads page rips my guts out to read.It really gives clear insight to how painful this can be on the kids of KIA's.I cant bring her dad back But I CAN bring her something back from were her dad last was. She has nothing and anything from this site would be the center piece of her life and maybe the best gift anybody can give a person like herself. If I can make this happen I'm going to.I cant stand to read her words of pain.She grew up to be a fine lady. She's a medic that works in a small hospital in S.E.PA. SP/5 John would be proud of her.
My connection to SP/5 John is not anything like her's except for the fact my dad (THE KOREAN WAR VET who took copper to his legs in 1959) had changed my name at 2yrs old in honor of him.The same week he got the bad news.SP5/ John lived with my family in So Jersey for awhile. While I was growing up I was always told how much I looked like him. The whole family changed my name for this reason. Dad did the legal part on B/C to make it final.The funny part is as a 3yr old little man I did not now what the hell my name was.But I knew what tone of voice I should respect.As I got older the need to know this man I looked so much alike got more intense.The more I learned about this man,The more honored I was to have his name.Wow Dad named me after a member of the 1/327 Heavy Weapon's/Tiger Force member/Cook.All I can say is that gave this boy growing up one hell of a Big Head.Playing Army was the game I was best at.None Better.Playmates got "No Slack" you could say. My tactics got me in trouble with the old man a few times. All the element was laid out on the lawn do to your tactics, you little sob he would say. Anyway here are a few facts about SP/5 John Edward Windfelder.
1) He was the youngest of 13 kids. My grandmother was 49yrs old when she gave birth to him.49yrs old!!
2) HE was 1/2 Delaware Indian (unami) 1/2 German.
3) His nick-name was "JEW" John Edward Windfelder and had a plate made for the front bumper of his car that read "JEW".So maybe this Nick-Name will ring a bell for some?
I would like to thank you all who spent there time reading my post and please contact me at Farmallpat at Yahoo dot com if you have anything to add or info to my ??'S
P JOHN windfelder

Name: Ronald (doc) Funderburg
Hometown: Payson, az
Date: August 05, 2014 - 08:04 PM (pacific)
I was with Aco. and HHC as a medic !/327 67-68
Have been trying to find an Indian blood brother who was in A co.& Tigerforce. All I remember is his Indian name So Happy Can anyone help me find him? I would also like to get in touch with Mike Gouchner and Russel Alison. Would like to hear from anyone that was in A co. or HHC that remembers me.

Name: Joseph A Perry
Hometown: ,
Date: August 03, 2014 - 03:32 PM (pacific)
God bless all

Name: warren william tafford-jones
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Date: July 25, 2014 - 08:35 AM (pacific)
As a former O3 I'm looking for anyone who knew my closest friend WO1 Jack Fincher flying a UH-1B in 1967,he was hit by ground fire and went in while flying a close support gun run with the 120th AHC.I never found out what really happened.

Name: Sp4 Ray Wynn
Hometown: Barbeau, mi
Date: July 24, 2014 - 04:55 PM (pacific)
Hi I was in Vietnam in A Shaw Valley. Was there 1967-1969 I was with B com 1/327 and tiger force
I am looking and wanting to communicate with anyone that was there with me in either 1/327 B com or tiger force I would like to stay in touch with you I was a machinegunner m60 and a radio operator Ray

Name: John E McPhillips
Hometown: ,
Date: July 19, 2014 - 09:08 AM (pacific)
Served with B Co 2/327th, 71-72. Have been looking for Alan Estep or Gary Petrie. Life member of VVA Chapter 99. "No Slack"

Name: Ronald s Deal
Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Date: July 16, 2014 - 03:28 PM (pacific)
When I met John Russell he gave me the M-60 machine gun because I was from Tennessee very heavy gun I doubt he remembers me he had just got out the jungle.

Name: Joe McGee
Hometown: Raceland , La.
Date: July 14, 2014 - 08:16 PM (pacific)
Hello Guys. My aunts Boyfriend, Pfc. Kenneth .J Foret served in 2nd Bat. 327th B Co. from Oct. 67 to Dec. 67. He was killed with two other soldiers on 12-6-67. He was from Raceland, La. He has always to me been a Hometown Hero and I would like hear from any of you that knew him. Thanks and welcome home to you all!! Thanks for your service!!

Name: Dale Hansen
Hometown: Athens, TX
Date: July 14, 2014 - 11:56 AM (pacific)

George Shirah (geo7195@uetzero.net) is in contact with Ron . . . or at least he was.

Please holler at me.


Name: Richard B Walker
Hometown: ,
Date: July 11, 2014 - 11:57 AM (pacific)
I was the artillery forward observer the morning Delta Company was hit with friendly fire on August 8, 1968. I am looking for my RTO, Ron Thomas, and would like to hear from any survivors of that horrific day. Is a reunion possible?

Name: Daniel k Goodwin
Hometown: Gilbert, Ar
Date: July 11, 2014 - 07:39 AM (pacific)
My dad is Tom Goodwin. He served with the Hawks and as a kid he gave me his patches from his service in the Army. Since then I have grown up and been on again off again collecting. Recently I have been back in the swing of things buying patches to at least get Divisions, Armies, Corps, because there are literally thousands upon thousands of patches. Case in point theater patches. I have the only Hawk Recon scroll I had ever seen until a guy who served popped up from the Hawk Recon unit. We sat and talked about different stuff for about an hour. He had invited me to his home. Bottom line is there are lots of fake patches out there and it's even made in Vietnam. Shit made a year ago to fool a collector like myself. I would like to find a REAL Tiger Force scroll from a man who served in the unit. This would complete my collection since I have the Hawk Recon scroll. PLEASE contact me via email and I will call or return the email. dkgoodwin1970@yahoo.com I also have the arrowhead he received from the RECONDO school. Tom was among the first one 100 graduates.

Name: Lynn McGrone-Redd
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: July 11, 2014 - 07:00 AM (pacific)
Hello all... my father was James L. McGrone, F/Sgt. (Ret). He served in the US Army from 1962-1982. He was in Vietnam from 1967-1971. He was a Jumpmaster/Pathfinder in the 101st 3rd Brigade B company, I believe. If you have any information about my father or a story you'd like to tell I'd be so grateful. He passed at the age of 70yrs old on 03-01-2014. He didn't talk much about the war but he was a highly decorated vet. Thanks!

Name: hiram trisler
Hometown: martinsville, in
Date: July 08, 2014 - 06:57 AM (pacific)
1/327 1970-1971

Name: Brittnay Russell
Hometown: denver, co
Date: June 27, 2014 - 11:33 PM (pacific)
Seeking those that fought in Vietnam from 1970-1971, in the ABU Company, 101 airborne, 327th infantry. I am seeking ANYONE that knows John E. Russell, also known as "knees". This is my dear father, and knowing more about him, makes me feel closer to him. He is posted onto this site, so I am praying that someone, or many,
will help me in my journey, of finding him. Thank you, be well.

Name: Kenneth Edward Sutphin
Hometown: FAIRMONT, West Virginia
Date: June 25, 2014 - 10:14 AM (pacific)
I served with the 101st, 506th with a Ute Indian names Edward Dutchie. I think he was the same person on your memorial page. The photo looks like him. I tried to find him for years, we were good buddies. Can you confirm if they are the same person?

Name: Crystal Ruerup
Hometown: Fairbanks , Alaska
Date: June 20, 2014 - 12:42 PM (pacific)
I am the daughter of David E Blalock (deceased) formerly from Hickory, Kentucky. I believe he served at least two tours in Vietnam. If anyone knew him or have any stories to share I would love to hear them. Unfortunately he passed away back in 1993.

Name: Garry Randal Hyde
Hometown: ,
Date: June 14, 2014 - 01:38 PM (pacific)
Forty five years ago, No Slack lost troopers on FSB Berchtesgan. I was at FSB Currahee in the valley floor witnessing the attack. The next night, the NVA hit us. We were fortunate to have only wounded. After leaving Viet Nam, I went to Ft. Ord as a Drill SGT. Our Bn. CO, who was at that time likely the 2/327 CO, promoted me to SSG. Rembering our brothers in No Slack down the street at Camp Eagle. SGT Randy Hyde, B2/502, Strike Force!

Name: John a Kenny
Hometown: floral park, new york
Date: June 12, 2014 - 02:29 PM (pacific)
I also served with 2/327 HHC Anti Tank platoon 1966-1967 April 66-May 67 June 66 Troung Loung

Name: Frank Kelley
Hometown: Roseland, NJ
Date: June 10, 2014 - 04:06 PM (pacific)
I served with the 2/327 HHC 1966-1967 with the A/T Platoon (Anti-Tank}, our platoon guarded convoys on Highway 1 along with supporting line companies.

Name: Jeffrey C England
Hometown: Clarksville, TN
Date: June 09, 2014 - 03:29 PM (pacific)
Retired OCT 2012 from 1st BCT.
Received DMOR 2012.
Served with CSC, 2-502 IN, 1st BDE - '76-'78
A, C, 1-327 - '92-'96
No Slack from '07-'10
1ST BCT - '10-'12

Name: Charles Reeves
Hometown: ,
Date: June 09, 2014 - 01:16 AM (pacific)
I'm looking for anyone who served with my brother Jesse Reeves in Iraq during 2003 with C company 1-327. I just wanna know memories you had with him or any pictures of him. ndn_football_07@yahoo.com just email me please if you served with him

Name: Willard W Woods
Hometown: Memphis, Tn.
Date: May 28, 2014 - 08:16 PM (pacific)
Seeking info. on James Morris, Vietnam vet.101st airborne div.; served in 1965-1968. An African American male born in Brooklyn, NY. Approx. age today 69 to 72.

Name: Brian Hadley Reed
Hometown: ,
Date: May 27, 2014 - 07:25 AM (pacific)
I am trying to locate a man who was a remarkably positive influence in my life as a young boy scout in 1969-1970. At that time he was SSgt James Hendrix, a medic in the HHC 1/327 Inf, 101st ABN. He was in San Antonio in 1968-69 recovering from GSW injuries received in Vietnam, and for some reason decided to take on a no-kidding rag-tag bunch of Boy Scouts at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio. He was a remarkable influence on all of us, and we all directly gained from knowing him, something I was really not nearly able to appreciate as much then as I have long since then.
Anyway, I was digging through some old junk (courtesy of what will probably be my last PCS move after 30 years AD) and was amazed to come across several letters that he had sent me from Vietnam after he had returned following his return to full duty. I was stunned to read these, not having seen them since I had 1st read them with the eye of a clueless teenager in 1970. I read them now with the eyes of one with 30 military years' service, and the background of literally scores of accounts (some personally given to me, others I have read) regarding the Vietnam War and only now can dimly begin to see what he was relating to me of his experience and time there in the jungle, something that was simply too utterly alien for a young boy to grasp, other than I was so pleased he took the time to write me, as we all idolized him.
So, armed with the information on the envelopes (I am withholding his SSN for his own securities sake), I am hoping someone can help me track this man down so I can thank him for the strong positive impact he had on my life, now better armed with the hindsight of more than >40< years.
Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated, I will happily pursue any lead, no matter how trivial it may seem.
Best regards,

B. Hadley Reed, COL, USAF, MC, SFS
Chief, International Training Division
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Cell: 210-274-5434

Name: Brittnay Lauren Russell
Hometown: denver, co
Date: May 26, 2014 - 09:48 PM (pacific)
I am the daughter of John E. Russell. I am open to hear anything that relates to my father that fought in the Vietnam war, 1970-1971. His nick name was John E. (Knees) Russell. If anyone would want to share any stories about my father, I am open. Thank you,

Name: Tom Cleland
Hometown: Roscoe, IL
Date: May 26, 2014 - 05:27 PM (pacific)
As I reflect upon this Memorial Day, I pay tribute to a member of my squad, Justin Paul Brda, who was KIA May 28, 1970. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Co. C, 2/327, 3/70 - 9/70

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