Name: Mike Payne
Hometown: Parma, Idaho
Date: July 05, 2011 - 09:21 PM (pacific)
I may well go to hell for saying this but I'll do it; I'm sure that hell will be there one way or the other. At what point in time did we become friendly with what I still refer to as the enemy. At any given time they would have killed us and the reverse is true. Most of those reading this know what went on "over there". I watch specials on the tube about vets returning to the "Nam" and re-living their experience..wow. To each his own. Given the chance, I would rather have a shit covered punji stick stuck up my ass and not have a dust off within two days flight time. I guess there is no milk of human kindness in my veins but I do not understand. As things turn out I find that my time there was at once the worst time of my life and possibly the best thing that ever happened to me. I spent my time there with some of the finest people I have ever known and I don't mean to offend anyone but I felt the need to speak my mind on this and I just did. Bless all of those that returned and especially those that did not.
Name: SSG Rod L Phillips
Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Date: July 05, 2011 - 06:45 PM (pacific)
Today, July 5, 2011 I received an email from Walt Jackson (C 1/327 VN 1968) with an attached news article about the reunion with John Jimenez and Kenneth "Ollie" Olson, C 1/327 VN 1968 recently. I served with both of these hero's. I called Johnny right away at his California home and reunited with him, it was great. For more info go to http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jimenez-306762-olson-says.html
Rod Phillips (SSG) 386.690.9553
C 1/327 1968,2/325 82nd ABN(Raider Recon) 11th Spc Forces
Retired Florida Law Enforcement (38 Yrs)
Life Member MOPH CH 316
Past Commander,Sr Vice Commander, Jr. Vice Commander, Sgt At Arms and First Responder Military Order Purple Heart Chapter 316 Volusia Daytona Beach Fl
82nd ABN Daytona Chapter
God Bless Our Troops!
Name: Robert C. Meager
Hometown: South Padre Island, TX
Date: July 03, 2011 - 06:01 PM (pacific)
I would like to include 3 or 4 pictures in the web site. 1 is of a South Vietnamese Soldier who served in Phu Yen Province in 1965-75 and was imprisoned for 18 months by the North and the second is of an NVA and his wife. The NVA was at the Trung Luong Battle as well as the attack on Hill 86. Let me know how I can attach them. Thanks
Name: Lonnie (Doc) Layne
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Date: June 28, 2011 - 10:30 AM (pacific)
Fantastic weekend!!! Looking forward to next year already. ATR, (Doc) Layne
Name: Kenneth Pfeiffer
Date: June 26, 2011 - 03:06 PM (pacific)
Thanks again to Ken and Angie for a great Cobra Lake reunion.
Name: cedric rice cedric rice cedric rice
Hometown: hinesville, ga
Date: June 24, 2011 - 08:24 PM (pacific)
You have done a wonderful job...thank you for this excellent site...keep up the good work...
Name: DANNY CLARK HENSLEY
Hometown: CLARKSVILLE, IN.
Date: June 24, 2011 - 12:51 PM (pacific)
SERVE 1ST/327TH [NO SLACK]101ST.JUNE70/OCT.71
Name: johnny c skidmore
Hometown: harlan, kentucky
Date: June 24, 2011 - 09:50 AM (pacific)
served with the 101st 65-66, b comapny 2nd batt 327,after nam A comapmy 1st 501st ft,campbell
Name: Joseph Sowers
Date: June 24, 2011 - 09:13 AM (pacific)
I have served with the 327th INF for the past 10 years. I was originally assigned to Alpha Company 3-327. After the redesignation to 1-32 CAV, i was fortunate enough to stay in the Brigade with the CAV unit. I enjoyed finding site. Thank you to everyone who put this together.
"Bastogne, Battle Force"
Name: James Brighton James Brighton James Brighton
Date: June 23, 2011 - 04:21 AM (pacific)
I like your web site and found it very interesting. Personally I think everybody should have liability insurance coverage for peace of thoughts
Name: Clarence D Russell Jr
Hometown: Red Oak, Texas
Date: June 22, 2011 - 01:20 PM (pacific)
I was with HHC 326th Engr 101st Abn Camp Eagle Vietnam 1968-1971
Name: marc smilen
Date: June 22, 2011 - 09:50 AM (pacific)
SEEKING RESPONSE FROM ANYBODY THAT SERVED WITH THOMAS E LIDDY, COMPANY A 2/327 INF, 101ST AIRBORNE, WEAPONS PLATOON. 1967
Name: dennis j fitzgerald
Hometown: glencoe, mn
Date: June 22, 2011 - 08:57 AM (pacific)
served c co. 2nd/327th "no slack" 101st nov 70-nov71
Name: Jeff Vroman
Date: June 21, 2011 - 04:08 PM (pacific)
My neighbor is Larry Trowbridge, he served in Vietnam, Co A 1st BN (Abn) 327th Inf, in mid to late 60s. Does anyone remember him? He might get a kick out of hearing from you.
Name: Robert C. Meager
Hometown: South Padre Island, TX
Date: June 21, 2011 - 05:26 AM (pacific)
I just spent the last month (June) in Vietnam. I visited several areas including Tuy Hoa. I was with B Company 2/327 from June-December, 1966. I was able to interview several South Vietnamese Soldiers and civilians who were in the area during the Battle at Trung Luong, June 19th-23rd. I was put in contact with a formed NVA who fought at the Trung Luong Battle as well as the attack on Hill 86 in September 17th 1966. He was a private with the 18th B (PAVN) Regiment. I am the mist of writing my next book about the Trung Luong battle. To my 2/327th colleagues: I have pictures of Trung Luong 1-2-3, Hill 258 and of Hill 86(which is completely overgrown) I will place excerpts of my writing on line for those that are interested. It was quite an experience to speak to an NVA, now retired Captain due to wounds, who was involved in both attacks and has a very good memory of both. One of his comments was about the heavy rain that allowed the sapper unit to come up Hill 86 undetected. 2 companies of the 18th B regiment and 1 Main force Unit (30th from the 302 Pavn Division were involved in the attack, according to his recollection. More later.
Name: Paul Marvin Cousins
Hometown: Stockbridge, GA
Date: June 17, 2011 - 08:25 PM (pacific)
I served with C, Co., 1st/327th Inf, 101st Airborne Div., Jan 1968.
Name: Ernie Perez Valenzuela
Hometown: Lynwood , Ca.
Date: June 17, 2011 - 07:45 PM (pacific)
I was with A CO 1/327 Inf (ABU) 1970 to 1971 and I read the story about the eve 24th Dec. and I was there also when the HE rounds landed, I was an RTO for the 1st platoon, I heard check fire, check fire we been hit, cpt Lampkin said what is your stat, the green LT said we have KIA and wounded, the CP was with the 3rd platoon so the cpt said that they were going to there NDP to help with the wounded, which made sence cause the the CP and 3rd platoon had there own medic which would be 3 total to help the 2nd platoon with the wounded and cut LZ to make space so the coppers could come in and carry them out, the KIA were left there over nite in body bag and ponchos until daylight cause it was already dark, there no light when your in the jungle, that night there were 9 KIA and 12 wounded but 3 died later, I remember the service the we had for them on firebase Bastogne, I still know the names and faces, one of them I got to know well, his name was Larry Heen, I was suppose to go with him to the 2nd Platoon but got picked to go to the 1st platoon, I remember at the service when they said his name they said that his wife had just given birth to a newborn son, I had only been in country a couple of months, Larry had been there 6+ months which they call over the hump time, I was glad to have know him even if it was for a short time it seem longer, i'll never forget those guy, I just hooked up with Mil Thorton on this web site, I read the stories and said I know this guy and he rememberd me, and has help me a great deal on some issue that I needed advice on, and will keep in touch with him, they called me (VAL) RTO for the 1st platoon and the CP under sarg. Mullens, cpt Lampkin and Niskien from NOV 1970 to DEC. 1971......101st airborne/airmoble 1/327 INF ABU CO Above The Rest...Sign Ernie (val) Valenzuela
Name: Charlie Fraley
Hometown: Radcliff, Kentucky
Date: June 17, 2011 - 02:13 PM (pacific)
Looking for David McDonald A/2/327 65-66
Name: Christopher Frost
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Date: June 16, 2011 - 03:36 PM (pacific)
I was deployed to Brassfield in Dec 2007 and was there until I was blown up on 18 May 2008.
I continue to serve on active duty in the USAF in EOD and will always remember the soldiers that made No Slack what it was.
RIP PV2 Branden Haunert KIA 18 May 2008
Name: Paul Ferrante
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Date: June 16, 2011 - 08:10 AM (pacific)
I have been in contact with several of my buddies from CO A & E 1/327((9/67 thru 8/68)via this website. I'm still trying to find two of my Jersey comrads who took a 6 yr blast after Song Be. John Binowicz from Belleville, NJ and Charlie Barouswicz from Jersey City. Anyone have any clues about there whereabouts?
Name: James Kwasniewski
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: June 15, 2011 - 03:22 PM (pacific)
Just thought i'd poke my head up one more time,went over on the boat B co / also spent time at Campbell 2/503/L co rangers 70-71 /ABN DEPT/509th Vecena / 6th ACR /2 AD at hood , have been fighting the big C since 07 still thier but doment , Still working at FT Carson started 20 th yr worknig as a DAC kids are gone me MOM and the dog. Always have a safe house for anyone passing thru the Springs at 40 year mark working will pop smoke next april / STAY SAFE BROTHERS /
Name: VERNON R. UNDERWOOD
Hometown: Riverside, Ca
Date: June 15, 2011 - 10:35 AM (pacific)
I have the same picture of Rich. We were great friends, met in basic. Went to meet his family after his death. I always remember that great smile.
Name: David Carlan
Hometown: Munson, Fl
Date: June 13, 2011 - 05:34 AM (pacific)
Served From 90 to 92 B Co 3/327. Had some good friends. Would like to hear from Ya'll. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sweetin, If you are out there drop me a line.
Name: sonny tran
Hometown: san jose, Ca.
Date: June 13, 2011 - 01:19 AM (pacific)
looking my wife's dad who worked px at phubai, hue in vietnam about 1970-1972. his name is Erickson.
Name: dallas h rogers
Hometown: Bellaire, mi
Date: June 11, 2011 - 11:55 AM (pacific)
101st airborne div 1st bat 327 inf