Name: Burke Minns
Hometown: Spring Lake, Michigan
Date: September 24, 2011 - 12:35 PM (pacific)
I was a medic assigned to HHC 1/327th Inf in 1967. I would like to hear from anyone that was in my platoon.
Name: Jorge L. Segui
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Date: September 23, 2011 - 09:57 PM (pacific)
Would like to hear from anyone who was present when David E. Ralph, C-1/327 was KIA on 19 Sep 1967. Anyone know the whereabouts of Aaron "Andy Capp" McDaniels, Doc Jimmy Young, or Paul Rolon. Trying to find missing pieces of my life's fractured puzzle...
Name: Mike Hartness
Hometown: Lowell, NC
Date: September 23, 2011 - 01:15 PM (pacific)
Was with B-1/327, 1st Platoon.....April 4, 66 to April 7 67.
Name: Mark George Kunkel
Hometown: Kimball, Minnesota
Date: September 22, 2011 - 03:44 PM (pacific)
Served from April of 1969 through May of 1970 Alpha Co. 1st of 327th. Home base Camp Eagle between DaNang and Hue.
Name: Randall J McCoskey
Hometown: Haughton, La.
Date: September 18, 2011 - 09:39 PM (pacific)
1st Plt D 3/327th during Operation Desert Storm
Name: HENRY FRANK DE VINCENZO
Hometown: BOSTON, MASS.
Date: September 17, 2011 - 03:56 PM (pacific)
i was with C 1/327 SEPT 67-68 ALSO D CO. WHEN IT WAS STARTED UP IN 1968.SGT.RAY HERMAN WAS THE PLT. SGT. MY FIRST SQD. LDR. WAS SGT CARDONA,THEN SGT.ORLANDO 'PANCHO' AVILA, THEN SGT.PETE CONLIN WHO WAS KIA APRIL 21, 1968. THEN I WENT TO FT. BRAGG 4/325 UNTIL NOV.1969
Name: raymond howard
Hometown: lawton, ok
Date: September 15, 2011 - 04:23 PM (pacific)
I was a point man with C 1/327 from 1967-1968, I serve under 3 platoon leaders Davis(kia),Jones.and Raymond, third platoon. I helped to take Vegas in the Ashu Valley in April 68.
Name: Walt Baker
Hometown: Cocoa, Florida
Date: September 15, 2011 - 02:33 PM (pacific)
I served with Delta Company 1/327 from 1980 to 1983
Name: Donald Oliver
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Date: September 11, 2011 - 06:11 PM (pacific)
I served in vietnam in HHC 1st 327th Inf.1966 to 1967.
Name: Jon Page
Hometown: Harper, TX
Date: September 11, 2011 - 06:05 PM (pacific)
Looking for Balzer, was in the 2/327 Delta air strike 8/68 and later in HHC Commo. Was from Boston I think. Any help out there?
Name: DANNY CLARK HENSLEY
Hometown: LOUISVILLE, KY
Date: September 10, 2011 - 03:28 PM (pacific)
Served with D co.1st/327th 06-70/10-71.Transfer from Wildflecken,Germany to Vietnam,FROM ONE HELL HOLE TO ANOTHER.Had real friends in NAM.
Name: tindall marpell williams
Hometown: wintersprings, fl.
Date: September 10, 2011 - 11:31 AM (pacific)
looking for anyone in tigerforce 1967_1968
Name: Bud Blalock
Date: September 06, 2011 - 08:29 PM (pacific)
Retired in Las Vegas for the last 10 years
Name: Veronica Sosa
Hometown: Fountain, Colorado
Date: September 06, 2011 - 01:09 PM (pacific)
My son was with 327th infantry in Iraq. Does anyone have a copy of the group picture taken there? He never got his copy and I would really like to get one for him. It was probably taken in 2005. His name is Efren Sosa. If anybody has or knows where I can get a copy, please let me know>
Name: Michael Tyrone Ayer
Hometown: Summerfield, FL
Date: September 01, 2011 - 10:11 AM (pacific)
Gentlemen/Ladies, I am a former high school classmate of John W. Rowland Service I.D. 53388360. John was KIA RVN Phu Yen Providence 1/23/66 while serving with 101st/327/2nBn/Company C. Our class is planning a 50th reunion next April and we would like to honor John in our Memory Book. I personally would like to speak to or hear from anyone that served with John during his time with the 101st. Best regards and gratitude to all who have served. Michael T. Ayer
Name: ken t iacullo
Hometown: franklin park, il
Date: August 31, 2011 - 09:44 PM (pacific)
I WAS IN NAM FROM MAY 69 THRU MAY 1970 WITH THE 501ST SIGNAL BTN. STARTED OUT ON FSB SIRBORNE TILL MONSOONS STARTED.(THIS WAS HAMBURGER HILL AREA)>NEXT WAS FSB B.G. RENDEVOUS, TWO WEEKS IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS WHERE WE WERE REALLY WERE NOT ACCORDING TO THE ARMY. FIREBASE RIFLE TOOK HALF MY HEARING AND NINE SOLDIERS ONE NIGHT. I SET UP COMMO WITH THE GRUNTS AND STAYED THRU ALL THE FIGHTING. CHINOOK CRASHED WITH 27 ABOARD. FUN TIMES FOR ALL INVOLVED. GLAD TO BE ALIVE AND HONOR MY BROTHERS ALL THE TIME. MADE E-5 WHILE THERE. NO PARADE WHEN I GOT OFF THE PLANE. HAVE A LOT OF PICTURES FROM ALL THE PLACES I WAS AT. PEACE MY BROTHERS. IKE
Name: Richard Darnell Matheny
Hometown: Indianaoplis, In
Date: August 31, 2011 - 09:43 PM (pacific)
I was with aco.1st/327 1968 . I went over with 3rd brigade of 82nd shortly after arrival iwas grandees to the 101st
Name: jason cremer
Hometown: varna, il
Date: August 29, 2011 - 10:14 PM (pacific)
i was in 3/327 delta co and hhc from 2001-2003 I miss all my brothers it was a honor to serve with u all and wish i was able to come back. I ride with patriot guard riders as much as possible and am going to honor all our fellow soldiers til the day i die. Hooah!!!
Name: Arthur Cook
Hometown: Corona, ca
Date: August 29, 2011 - 12:52 AM (pacific)
Best wishes to you all. I was just looking up history of my dad (Sgt Arthur Cook) who was wounded in the battle of Bastogne in WWII. I'm hoping for a safe return for all of you.
LTC Arthur Cook Jr.
1st Bn (M) 5th Inf
25th Inf Div
Name: Lloyd Davis
Hometown: Pelham, Georgia
Date: August 28, 2011 - 10:15 PM (pacific)
Searching for anyone who served with Charlie Co. 2nd Bn. 327th Inf.from 1971_1974. I was with 1st Platoon.
Name: Dennis Lysiak
Hometown: Crestview, Florida
Date: August 27, 2011 - 07:41 AM (pacific)
C co 2/327 2/96-3/99 God Bless to all my brothers that paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and God Speed to all current and prior No Slack brothers!
Name: Melvin L Bailey
Hometown: Sterling, Alaska
Date: August 26, 2011 - 02:04 PM (pacific)
B co. 2/327th 9/68-12/68
My condolances go to Jackie Rael, whose recent post stirred me to respond.
People who suffer from PTSD are not crazy...they are having valid reactions to events that have occured to them and can greatly benefit from outpatient treatment that includes others with PTSD.
I was one of the first vets given a diagnosis of PTSD in 1980. It has helped me to realize why I react peculiarly to certain situations and how it also affectes others in my life.
I grew up having an uncle Eldon West(CMH/Korea)who suffered tremendously with his feelings and self medicated with alcohol until took his own life in 1960. He also introduced me to another CMH earner, Audie Murphy, who, in our casual relationship over many years showed similar traits to my uncle, he drank a lot and was always packing heat.
I was exposed to Agent Orange at FB Vaghel, being the cherry I had to put on a pancho while standing guard while they sprayed. It has affected me over the years but not as severely as it has my progeny. My daughter's heart was opperated on for Woulf/Parkinsons/White diesiese when she was 14. When it came up in a group study of Agent Orange being conducted in New Orleans by LSU about my daughters WPW three other men in the group of eight had children with WPW. We were all dismissed from the study! I have a grandson who was born with an extrordinarily rare ailment: Epidermilosis Bilosa EB (see the movie "the Boy Whose Skin Fell Off")
Please do not take this as complaining...my life is grand because I am able to use coping techniques taught by the VA and have found the right medication, which took time and trial.
My daughter is healthy and athletic since her heart was corrected, and my grandson, though sometimes hevily bandaged, is very active in Football and Wresteling.
The first step to happiness is asking for help either as a PTSD victim or family member GO FOR IT!
Name: jackie rael
Date: August 26, 2011 - 12:24 AM (pacific)
I am the daughter of Henry Rael who passed on 01/07/2010.He was 101st Airborne 327th. I guess writing this I hoped to find a sense of peace because the war still is taking from us it took my dad at 61. I miss him everyday and feel so cheated. I want you to know though what a hero my dad was to us. For 31 years he suffered and never once complained. Agent Orange took my brothers legs and my dads life. He went to work everyday never abused us never drank never did drugs he put food on the table and a roof over our heads. He never took a handout from anyone to raise my handicapped brother but busted his ass (he even had a crack down the middle as he would say) for his family with two slipped disc in his back. He then lost both right lobes of his lung to cancer in 1992 and five days out of surgery his stubborn butt walked so he could see me graduate. He lived with diabites and hep c., staph infections, degenerative bone disease, arthritis, etc. He also had severe ptsd and a rare bacteria in his blood. He was so angry for all the years he fought to have the US government acknowledge the damage they did but couldn't get disability or aide until he was diagnosed with ptsd. Being proud and strong he was livid and insulted he had to live with this stigmata of being crazy. I used to joke he had the papers to prove it so we could do something like rob a bank and he get away with it cause we had papers he was nuts., My dad fought for his life everyday but at the end he was tired. My dad used to say he was dying didn't I get it I used to tell him well get on with it being my father's daughter it was our way. I asked him one time why he always joked about dying he said because I would take it the hardest but had to be the strongest for everyone else. When he found out his liver turned to cancer he told me I'm getting on with it you going to cry. I told him no they have not said war over so until then deal with it. They only gave him a year and I will be damned he beat it and I did not let him see me cry. It was a sepsis that took him in the end, the bacteria in his blood he got sprayed with in the Agent Orange but even then he fought. My dad lived with survivors guilt and he used to tell me he didn't know if he was the lucky one or the unlucky since he lived and and didn't die in niam. Why didn't God take him but everyone else he cared about. There was not a day he was haunted by the war. My dad always held eveyrone else up and at the end we held him. I remember he told me he was ready to die and I told him I wanted him to live and fight he told me sometimes a good retreat is better than a bad stand and he was tired and weak and was in so much pain and couldn't enjoy life anymore so I told him my world would end but I would help him and it was ok. For all his pain he just closed his eyes and with peace went with God. For all this was his reward a beautiful and merciful death. I didn't cry at the funeral or rosary because he taught me to be strong and this was my honor to him. He got a 21 honor salute. I always thought taps would make me cry at the moment but it made me so very proud! When they took his flag off my heart broke. My dad wasn't embalmed and he said he would go back to the earth which he came. Despite all his suffering he had so much faith. They let us see him which they were not supposed to and I'll be damned he had a smile on his face. the only insult is the National Cemetary in Santa Fe, New Mexico refused use a white stone and said it would be 3500 to put one. I've written the governer, the senator to no avail, see the white stones block the view of the snobs who don't value the price you all paid so they could be fee (damn hippies) I guess the war is still making us suffer. I just want you to know he was proud to serve with all of you and carried all of you everyday, but he was a hero to us in every other way. Thank you for letting me write this.
Name: Burton j Hill
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Date: August 24, 2011 - 07:17 PM (pacific)
My dad, whom i never got to meet was in the 101st, 1st BDE, 327th ABN INF. His name was David Pearson SGT. I never had the pleasure of meeting my father, but from his medals i know he must have been a brave man. 2 silver stars and was nominated for the CMO, but his LT was killed before he could file the paperwork. I would love to talk with anyone who served with him. He was in the A-shaw valley, Phu Loc, Phu Xon, Phu Bai, Bein Hoa and Saigon. His zippo which is the only thing I have from him says viet-nam- 4-68-5H69 Please anyone....I would like to know what my dad was like. email@example.com 206-354-7756
Name: AJ Moore Sr.
Hometown: Norton Shores, Michigan
Date: August 24, 2011 - 04:14 PM (pacific)
I want to thank Lynn Shelton and Joe Serna for coming to the Reunion of Bco 3/506 101st in July in San Antonio Tx. They were friends and served in Bco 2/327th with my brother Ernest L. Moore for the first 9 months he was in Vietnam before he was KIA 5/10/70 (Mothers Day) in Cambodia. It was an Honor to meet and talk with you after so many years, it meant alot to Candy (widow) and I.