Name: Jerry Conners
Hometown: Virginia City, Nevada
Date: December 27, 2010 - 12:37 PM (pacific)
Legendary Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav fought along side the 2d Bn (ABN) 327th Inf at the Battle of Trung Luong June 1966.
"Spirit of Robert Rogers in the Footsteps of Lauri Torni and Tutelage of Frenchy Theriault...FIRST Wave"
The legendary Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-66 was awarded TWO Presidential Unit Citations, the nation's highest unit decoration for extraordinary heroism for their participation in the Battles of the Ia Drang (Pleiku November 1965) and Nathan Hale (Trung Luong June 1966)...the ONLY Recon, LRRP, Ranger, Special Forces or Special Operations unit to be awarded TWO Presidential Unit Citations during a single combat tour of dutyâ�¦in ANY US Conflict or War; conducted the historic FIRST night combat rappel during the Battle of the Ia Drang along the Cambodian border while attached to the 1st Airborne Brigade and lead by RANGER Lawson; and performed DOD/MACV/OP-35 directed long range reconnaissance (LRRP) operations lead by 101st RECONDO Grimes along the northern Cambodia and southern Laos borders in the spring of 1966 ..."Laying Down FIRST Tracks in the Central Highlandsâ�¦Chinese Bandits Penetrate Deeper...and Where Others FEARED to Tread!"
RANGER Jerry Conners, Captain (email@example.com) 775-847-0214 (Ranger Class 502), Master Parachutist (Honor Graduate of 101st ABN Jumpmaster Class), Special Forces Weapons Expert (1964-65 SF MOI, Weapons & Branch), 101st RECONDO (Brand Number 1919), Army Aviator, AMOC, NRAS-PAL, Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, Task Force Gramas [Special Operations] ... "Loose Nukes" Recovery Team Greece/Turkey 1974, Sensitive Weapons Theft (RAF Anti-Terrorist Operation) Interdiction Team Misseau, Fort Campbell Sport Parachute Club 1963-64, Distinguished Military Graduate University of Nevada.
Chinese Bandit 13
Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-66
Name: David Allen Peach
Hometown: Debary, Florida
Date: December 26, 2010 - 10:01 PM (pacific)
I was proud to serve as a member of the Cold Steel company from March of '78 to December of '79. I was 17 years old when i enlisted and thought it my duty to join the Army. I never had to go to combat during my service except for some scary times in Korea that no here in the states know about.
Name: Phuoc Huu Tran
Hometown: Karlsruhe, Germany
Date: December 26, 2010 - 06:16 PM (pacific)
I am a vietnamese, living and working in Germany.
After 30 April 1975 (End of the Vietnam War) I had left Vietnam with my family as boat people in 1980. I am looking for information about an american red hat adviser of the 11th airborne bataillion of ARVN. His name is Duffy. Most south vietnamese people in my ages have known this name : He is our hero of the war.
" Duffy, the best friend of 11th paratroopers in the famous battle over the Hill Charlie in the Eastern Offensive 1972 !"
I would very appreiate you sirs, when you could research about this US-red hat and let me know whether he still lives ?
Thank you sirs
Name: MEL COHEN
Hometown: MANORVILLE, NEW YORK
Date: December 26, 2010 - 04:54 PM (pacific)
Even though I was an USAF Veteran 1966-1970 I enjoyed reading this Guest Book. I was looking for anyone who knew my brother SSGT GERALD COHEN, CO. B 1/327TH served in country Vietnam April 1967 until he was KIA 21APR1968
Name: William Northquest
Hometown: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: December 26, 2010 - 11:16 AM (pacific)
To all whom I had the honor to serve with in Cobra Company 1/327 December 1966 to June 1967, may you have a great 2011 and be blessed (words from an old Irish prayer) ..."with the sun in your face, the wind at your back and the Lord holding you in the palm of his hand."
Name: Arnold NMN Flores
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Date: December 25, 2010 - 07:32 PM (pacific)
I was in Viet Nam, Dec 65 to Nov 66. I was a medic assigned to HHC 1/327th... attached to Charlie Co, and also to med co., 326th spt bn. Would like to hear from anyone that served during that time and might remember guys like David Green, Mike thompson, Surmanis from Chicago, Clark... anyone.
Name: Mike Hamed
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Date: December 25, 2010 - 01:39 AM (pacific)
Hi and Merry Christmas to all. Served in HHC 2/327 Sep 69 - Sep 70. Motor Pool. From Nov 69 till May 70 I drove for the Batt. XO. REMF all the way. First time at this site, and for the short time I've been here it looks like a great site. What I remember best was when I moved into the motor pool hooch was, I was the only guy from north of the Mason/Dixon line. Learned real quick what country western music was. Don't have much time now to look at all the replies, but plan on reading all that I can. If you remember me, please email me and shake up this bad memory that I have.
Name: Frank Gilbert
Hometown: Durant, Ok
Date: December 24, 2010 - 11:41 PM (pacific)
nice site. I served with B Co. 3/506th inf. Ist Brigade,101st Abn. Carried an M-60 from Oct 67 to Oct 68. The 327th was a great outfit. Drive on
Name: Roger L Huffman
Date: December 24, 2010 - 03:28 PM (pacific)
I for got to tell you is was with the 1/327th
Name: Roger L Huffman
Hometown: Shady Spring, WV
Date: December 24, 2010 - 03:18 PM (pacific)
Hello, I was with the 3rd Herd 327th INF rto Jan 1970 to Feb 71. I'm looking for anyone that might have sever with me. I was on line for 91/2 months and got a rear job as the mail man. Please Contact me at 304-763-2864 I know I served with Tim Pelliotti and Joe Perito Killed Sept 70. Merry Christmas to all Welcome Home
Name: Chuck Cusumano
Date: December 24, 2010 - 02:23 PM (pacific)
I remember Christmas of 1966. We were near Kontum. I think there was a cease fire but we (1st platoon C company 1/327) had to go on patrol. I guess it was to make sure the other guys lived up to it. It was an uneventful patrol but we came upon a wide river with some native canoes/kayaks. A couple of us try to take them out in the river but they immediately sank under our weight. It's not that we were so heavy it's just that these boats were made for small people.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Name: Ronald Rankins
Date: December 24, 2010 - 12:03 PM (pacific)
B/Co 1/327th 70-71. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all of my Brothers and Sisters. We've made it another year. If there is anyone from C/Co who remembers a Clyde Hayslette send me a email.
Name: John Escontrias
Hometown: Denver, CO
Date: December 23, 2010 - 10:23 PM (pacific)
Co A 2nd Bn (ABN) 327 Inf Deployed May 27, 1965 from Ft Campbell, KY. Vietnam 1965-66, M60 gunner Infantry. Would like to hear from some of by buddies who served at that time.
Name: Tom Jones
Hometown: Pingree Grove, Illinois
Date: December 23, 2010 - 10:06 PM (pacific)
Merry Christmas to all my Vietnam brothers.
As the years go by, our bonds grow stronger.
Another great 101st Airborne website is www.lzsally,com
Tom "Buddha" Jones - Vietnam 1970
Name: Paul Shaffer
Hometown: Chaleston, WV
Date: December 23, 2010 - 04:07 AM (pacific)
I served with your Dad, I am the one the called Buck. He Allen and I were good friends.
I am so sorry to hear about Don.
Don was a good guy and a good trooper. He was well liked in our unit. The Dec 24 incident was a bad day.
Be proud of Dan and his service, I am proud and honored to have gotten to serve with him.
Name: Alan Hayashi
Hometown: Orangevale, CA
Date: December 22, 2010 - 09:32 PM (pacific)
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all the troopers of the 101st Airborne Division who were in Vietnam. Do you remember your first Christmas there? Thank you for serving our country.
Above the rest,
1/327th Infantry Regiment
Name: James Kwasniewski
Hometown: Colorado Springs, co
Date: December 22, 2010 - 10:59 AM (pacific)
Merry X mas to all B 2/327 ( boatPerson ) L co 70-71 2 503 , 509th ABN DEPT stay safe my BROTHERS
Name: Topher Cisar
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Date: December 21, 2010 - 08:06 PM (pacific)
My dads name was Don Cisar and he was a Vietnam Veteran...A very proud one at that. He never talked much about it, I can think of only a few stories in all my years. One had to do with Christmas Eve 1970, which was very bad, and another was about how him and the guys used to pull pins on grenades, hold them and see who could get them to blow up in the air. He said they would do that for "fun". Dad has since passed away due to a heart attack. April 23rd 2010. It was kinda coincidental that he left for the Army on April 23rd 1970, forty years to the day. Anyways, my mom, brothers and I were going through some of his things this weekend and came across some of his Vietnam items. I picked out an old "ABU Assassins" Zippo lighter.
Pops, as us and the grandkids, called him was a member of the A Company 1/327th Infantry 101st Airborne Division. He served from '70-71. Some of the guys I know of from his pictures were Allen Libbert, Buck and Drill. Him and Al Libbert have always kept in touch over the years and this year my mom received a very nice memorial book about dad along with pics from their time serving their country.
South Dakota dedicated a Vietnam Vetrans memorial, a few years back, in Pierre. Dad & mom went to the dedication ceremony and even got a ride in a Huey. Mom, being the team player she is (and petrified of heights) was right by dads side in the chopper. That chopper ride was very theraputic for him and it was shortly after that that he told of the Christmas Eve 1970 story. I could not imagine going through that, or what any of you went through.
Thank you to all of you for all of your sacrafices and heroism. I salute you all!!
I love you and miss you Pops.
Name: Dale (Hannibal) Hansen
Hometown: Athens, TX
Date: December 21, 2010 - 02:51 PM (pacific)
Anyone know how to get ahold of Al Yost? His old buddy Dillard Andrews (Andy-boy) is huntin' him.
Holler at me if you know where we can find Al.
ATR & NFS!
Name: Richard Ray Bathurst
Hometown: Pensacola, Fl
Date: December 21, 2010 - 09:36 AM (pacific)
December 67, a new terrian, Cambodia ? naw.
Our Lord looked apon us then and smiled. May He continue to look upon us and smile as we celebrate His birth.
Name: gary ratliff
Date: December 21, 2010 - 12:36 AM (pacific)
Hey guys want to wish everyone a Blessed and a Merry Christmas.
Cold Steel Cobras
Name: Gary P. Berry
Hometown: , Oklahoma
Date: December 20, 2010 - 02:27 PM (pacific)
B 1/327th I remember Christmas '69. Still have a picture of the chow line set up in the mountains with Top Sellers serving chow from the green food containers. It has been 41 years, where has the time gone? May everyone have MERRY CHRISTMAS and God bless you all.
Name: Terry Whitpan
Date: December 20, 2010 - 12:50 PM (pacific)
Merry Christmas & happy hollidays to everyone who wears the eagle and to their family
Name: Elizabeth Roxburgh Groom
Hometown: Westminster, MD
Date: December 19, 2010 - 09:21 PM (pacific)
I am looking for anyone who knew my cousin, Robert Roxburgh Groom, who died in Quang Tin on 11-11-67. Please help.
Name: Jose Luis Hernandez
Hometown: hacienda heights, ca.
Date: December 19, 2010 - 08:19 PM (pacific)
i served with the mighty 2nd of the 506, 101st abn, alpha co. from 5/15/67 to 11/19/68, in country, WIA 11/11/68, proud of all our men and women i served with, and thank GOD for all those of us that came home and bless all those that paid the ultimate prize so we could come home