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
Name: Ted Penton
Hometown: Pearl River, La
Date: December 19, 2010 - 08:48 AM (pacific)
Merry Christmas to ALL
Name: Guy Robert Hamilton
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
Date: December 19, 2010 - 01:53 AM (pacific)
68-69 1/327 101st Company C D E CO Mortors FDC
70 71 1/506 1/7 Air Cav E Co FDC
Name: Mickey J. Allums
Hometown: Killeen, TX
Date: December 18, 2010 - 05:07 PM (pacific)
Thanks Don Matthews for the tip about "criticalpast.com". Their is alot of films of the "Screaming Eagles". Here's a shout out to my former Team mates of Tiger Force, Team 1967. Happy Holidays to you all ! Mick
Name: Ted McCormick
Hometown: , MI
Date: December 18, 2010 - 04:05 PM (pacific)
Happy Holidays and best wish's to all.
Name: CHARLES WALLACE
Hometown: KEY WEST, FL
Date: December 17, 2010 - 12:49 AM (pacific)
THERE WAS HOPE ==== CAMP EAGLE DECEMBER 68 = BOB HOPE'S CHRISMAS USO SHOW WAS TO COME TO CAMP EAGLE= LIKE EVERYONE DURING THAT TIME I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE SHOW == YES HOWEVER THE A O AROUND CAMP EAGLE WAS DUBBED TO HOT THE SHOW WAS CANCELED ( WHAT HAPPENED WAS COMFIRMED BY BOB IN HIS 69 SHOW AT CAMP EAGLE ) LIKE I SAID THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE MY ORDERS CAME DOWN I WAS TO ROTATE HOME IN THREE WEEKS = I WAS ASIGNED TO BRIGADE MAIL ROOM DELIVERING MAIL AND BOXS FROM HOME TO THE TROOPS OVER THE HOLIDAYS AFTER WHICH I WAS ON MY WAY HOME == SEE I TOLD YOU THRES ALWAYS HOPE === I WANT TO WISH ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES A MERRY CHRISMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR === SEREVED WITH CO. C 1/327 JAN 68 TO XMAS 68 TO HOME JAN69 = AGAIN HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Name: Don Matthews
Date: December 14, 2010 - 08:38 PM (pacific)
Found video shot by an Army film crew that went on the operation to the Fury AO in April, 1971. Go to criticalpast.com and search for A Shau. There is no sound but the film is pretty high quality.
Name: richard warren boyanton
Hometown: diamondhead, ms
Date: December 14, 2010 - 03:38 PM (pacific)
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Date: December 14, 2010 - 12:28 PM (pacific)
Name: Yankee Jim Simchera
Hometown: , TN
Date: December 14, 2010 - 11:02 AM (pacific)
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
I'm always looking for those I served with in 2nd PLT Alpha No Slack from Sept 1969-1970
I'll always remember spending Christmas 1969 in Nuoc Ngot at the Orphanage with you my brothers.
Who could forget the Nuoc Ngot Bridge, Concertina Wire Christmas Tree decorated with ammo and a star made from a C-Rat Carton?
I trust the years have been kind to you and yours.
I look forward to seeing all my Alpha Brothers when we gather this coming April in Gatlinburg, TN and I invite anyone who served whether with Alpha Co. or another to contact me if you will be in or are interested in coming to Gatlinburg this April.
Please keep or younger Brothers and Sisters as well as their families in your thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and yours, all who serve and may God bless the USA... YJ
Name: ROCCO HOLLIDAY
Hometown: GROVE CITY, OHIO
Date: December 14, 2010 - 07:12 AM (pacific)
SERVED WITH A 1/327TH 67-69 TIGER FORCE. ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER ME OR THAT HAS PICTURES OF US OR I. EMAIL ME. ALWAYS AND FOREVER...AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY.
Name: Bob James Slavik
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
Date: December 13, 2010 - 09:05 PM (pacific)
Please up date my e-mail address.
Name: william Doc parkman osgood
Hometown: honolulu, HI
Date: December 13, 2010 - 01:37 PM (pacific)
Doc Osgood here. Been away from the history studies (Hawks Vietnam). Want to announce:
HAWK RECON.COM on goggle at least. Need email, photos, and names, stories AND film!!!!!!E-mail me:email@example.com thanks a million(write me now)!