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Cherie Galarneaux from Clovis, NM wrote on December 9, 2018 at 03:21:
I am wondering if anyone remembers my father Harry Peter Galarneaux III? [email protected]
I am wondering if anyone remembers my father Harry Peter Galarneaux III? [email protected]
Jerry Berry from Libby, MT wrote on December 5, 2018 at 10:36:
Hello Combat Brothers, I am attempting to bring some closure to the KIA family of one of our Currahee members and "No Slack" member (69-70) - SP4 Earnest L. Moore, rifleman, killed on May 10, 1970, with our B Co. in Cambodia. SP4 Ernest had transferred to our 3-506th on April 17, 1970, specifically for the Operation Binh Tay I in May 1970. Very little is known about Ernest. I did a write-up about him in my book "Twelve Days In May" (the Cambodia Operation) and in "My Gift To You" (stories of each of the members of the 3-506th KIA in Vietnam & Cambodia). If any of you served with Ernest Moore and knew him, please contact me--it is very important. We had a lot of "No Slackers" transferred in and out of our 3-506. We invite you to visit our website and 3-506th Facebook Vietnam Group. Jerry in Montana [email protected] Bn PIO, 3-506th 1st Bde, 101st Abn. Vietnam 1967-68 AIRBORNE!
Hello Combat Brothers, I am attempting to bring some closure to the KIA family of one of our Currahee members and "No Slack" member (69-70) - SP4 Earnest L. Moore, rifleman, killed on May 10, 1970, with our B Co. in Cambodia. SP4 Ernest had transferred to our 3-506th on April 17, 1970, specifically for the Operation Binh Tay I in May 1970. Very little is known about Ernest. I did a write-up about him in my book "Twelve Days In May" (the Cambodia Operation) and in "My Gift To You" (stories of each of the members of the 3-506th KIA in Vietnam & Cambodia). If any of you served with Ernest Moore and knew him, please contact me--it is very important. We had a lot of "No Slackers" transferred in and out of our 3-506. We invite you to visit our website and 3-506th Facebook Vietnam Group. Jerry in Montana [email protected] Bn PIO, 3-506th 1st Bde, 101st Abn. Vietnam 1967-68 AIRBORNE!
joseph e genereux from ORMOND BEACH wrote on November 9, 2018 at 09:34:
I SENT YOU A PICTURE OF A-CO IN 65-66 TIME FRAME. I DONT SEE IT ON YOUR SITE. DID YOU LOSE IT??
I SENT YOU A PICTURE OF A-CO IN 65-66 TIME FRAME. I DONT SEE IT ON YOUR SITE. DID YOU LOSE IT??
Tony Georgakis from Jamestown, NY wrote on November 5, 2018 at 16:58:
Two comments/questions: Was in an orphaned Met team officially attached to the 1/83rd FA on FSB Roy (Nov 69-mid ’70). You guys (101st) set up after 1/83rd 8” moved off the hill. Recall was called into your TOC for a briefing and got kicked out told to “shave”. Question… Japanese guy in there staring at a semi-circular black screen with range markings on it…what the hell was that ??? Was on FSB Tomahawk running pieballs (mid 1970). You guys chinooked in several 105’s and trucked in a 155. We sent up a balloon at midnite with flaming packing soaked in diesel. Started tracking with theodolite, was yelling balloon azimuths/elevation readings to recording partner… all hell broke loose, you guys ran to 105s started firing into the night.… anybody remember ??? Did "we" cause that ??? [email protected]
Two comments/questions: Was in an orphaned Met team officially attached to the 1/83rd FA on FSB Roy (Nov 69-mid ’70). You guys (101st) set up after 1/83rd 8” moved off the hill. Recall was called into your TOC for a briefing and got kicked out told to “shave”. Question… Japanese guy in there staring at a semi-circular black screen with range markings on it…what the hell was that ??? Was on FSB Tomahawk running pieballs (mid 1970). You guys chinooked in several 105’s and trucked in a 155. We sent up a balloon at midnite with flaming packing soaked in diesel. Started tracking with theodolite, was yelling balloon azimuths/elevation readings to recording partner… all hell broke loose, you guys ran to 105s started firing into the night.… anybody remember ??? Did "we" cause that ??? [email protected]
Ed Elliott from Butler, Pa. 16001 wrote on November 4, 2018 at 19:20:
I personally want to thank all vets who served , and wanted to reach out to anyone who may have served with my brother James A. Elliott who served from June '69 thru May '70 with the 2nd Bn. 327 Inf. in Vietnam. Thank you all so much. [email protected]
I personally want to thank all vets who served , and wanted to reach out to anyone who may have served with my brother James A. Elliott who served from June '69 thru May '70 with the 2nd Bn. 327 Inf. in Vietnam. Thank you all so much. [email protected]
Jimmie D Robinson from Kelso, WA. wrote on October 24, 2018 at 13:01:
I was with the 101st at the time of the crash. Myself and a couple of others were on a in country R&R in De Nang and we missed our return flight that day by 10 minutes. I still think about how fortunate I was. May the other ones not so lucky rest in peace and I thank them for their service. [email protected]
I was with the 101st at the time of the crash. Myself and a couple of others were on a in country R&R in De Nang and we missed our return flight that day by 10 minutes. I still think about how fortunate I was. May the other ones not so lucky rest in peace and I thank them for their service. [email protected]
John R Price from st Pete Fla. wrote on October 17, 2018 at 14:11:
Pfc Hill was a m60 Gunner I Learned Later that he may have been Killed in 68 .. my Wife talked me into going to see Platoon and a young man that had to be Hills son stared at me like he wanted to talk to me but he never did in 68 I was turning 20 as of Hill but this young man was like he was 18 or so we were in the 101st went over with the whole unit so many lost .. I trained Forward Observers not on purpose just they would send me a RTO .. but I carried my own Radio … after my RTO was killed in a point attack I could not let that happen again so for about 7 months I put the target on my Back … a lot of point attacks later I survived but I never had another RTO killed again …. this still Haunts me I see it and other thing day and night but I have a Great wife that listens to me …... [email protected]
Pfc Hill was a m60 Gunner I Learned Later that he may have been Killed in 68 .. my Wife talked me into going to see Platoon and a young man that had to be Hills son stared at me like he wanted to talk to me but he never did in 68 I was turning 20 as of Hill but this young man was like he was 18 or so we were in the 101st went over with the whole unit so many lost .. I trained Forward Observers not on purpose just they would send me a RTO .. but I carried my own Radio … after my RTO was killed in a point attack I could not let that happen again so for about 7 months I put the target on my Back … a lot of point attacks later I survived but I never had another RTO killed again …. this still Haunts me I see it and other thing day and night but I have a Great wife that listens to me …... [email protected]
John R Price from St Pete Fla wrote on October 16, 2018 at 14:29:
Sgt Forward Observer 67-69.. was with many units Fire Base Gloria was one …...
Sgt Forward Observer 67-69.. was with many units Fire Base Gloria was one …...
james coleman from Tampa wrote on October 11, 2018 at 18:17:
To anyone who remember Sgt. Lobo of "B" 2/327 killed in action in 1968
To anyone who remember Sgt. Lobo of "B" 2/327 killed in action in 1968
Gerry Barnes from Fernandina Beach, FL wrote on October 11, 2018 at 15:59:
With 2/327 from late summer 1970 for almost 14 months. Started as S2 for a couple of months, then assumed command of B Company. Took the Company into the Ashau valley, and OPCON to 3rd Brigade for LamSon 719, and elsewhere.
With 2/327 from late summer 1970 for almost 14 months. Started as S2 for a couple of months, then assumed command of B Company. Took the Company into the Ashau valley, and OPCON to 3rd Brigade for LamSon 719, and elsewhere.
john harrison from Washington, DC wrote on October 11, 2018 at 06:46:
Excellent article by Tom Lickness.
Excellent article by Tom Lickness.
sg. Vick from yorktown wrote on October 10, 2018 at 21:13:
Just wanted to fine someone to talk too? ([email protected])
Just wanted to fine someone to talk too? ([email protected])
Richard Deam from Seal Rock OR wrote on October 9, 2018 at 12:25:
Served w 2/327 from 8/71 to 4/72. Platoon leader, S3 Air and Cmdr B co. Long time ago....Happy to be alive. Dick Deam LTC Ret ([email protected])
Served w 2/327 from 8/71 to 4/72. Platoon leader, S3 Air and Cmdr B co. Long time ago....Happy to be alive. Dick Deam LTC Ret ([email protected])
CHARLES WALLACE wrote on September 28, 2018 at 19:51:
Would like to throw a prayer for FRANK DeVencenzo [[email protected]]served with c co 1/327 in 68 he was the 60 gunner who wore his helmet back wards on oct 4th he's going for his second brain surgery our prays with FRANK
Would like to throw a prayer for FRANK DeVencenzo [[email protected]]served with c co 1/327 in 68 he was the 60 gunner who wore his helmet back wards on oct 4th he's going for his second brain surgery our prays with FRANK
Kim Crumb from Forestville wrote on September 24, 2018 at 20:20:
To Steve McMurray; A couple of combat engineers helped clear O.P. Destroyer with us out near the Ashau in March of '71. Did you know anyone who went by the nickname, "Gator?" I still have a picture of him on the little hill holding a chainsaw.
To Steve McMurray; A couple of combat engineers helped clear O.P. Destroyer with us out near the Ashau in March of '71. Did you know anyone who went by the nickname, "Gator?" I still have a picture of him on the little hill holding a chainsaw.
Steve McMurray from Maryville,Tn wrote on September 22, 2018 at 09:57:
Anyone know of a Bob Martin with 101st in the Ashua? He is from Maryville, TN He was my cousin and passed away 3yrs ago I was with the 27th combat engineers on FSB Veghal 70 or 71 Can't remember Was there when the dopers on guard started firing into the jungle 101st was on patrol and came on the radio that they were firing into their position and if the did not stop, they would return fire.
Anyone know of a Bob Martin with 101st in the Ashua? He is from Maryville, TN He was my cousin and passed away 3yrs ago I was with the 27th combat engineers on FSB Veghal 70 or 71 Can't remember Was there when the dopers on guard started firing into the jungle 101st was on patrol and came on the radio that they were firing into their position and if the did not stop, they would return fire.
David Babin from pasadena tx wrote on September 16, 2018 at 19:22:
looking for any one who remembers me. I served with 327th inf from may 1967 until I was wounded on july 26, 1967 David Babin [email protected]
looking for any one who remembers me. I served with 327th inf from may 1967 until I was wounded on july 26, 1967 David Babin [email protected]
Peg Decker from New Glarus wrote on September 10, 2018 at 17:28:
My husband served in Viet Nam on Hamburger Hill...looking for anyone who may remember "Yankee" from Connecticut! Thx [email protected]
My husband served in Viet Nam on Hamburger Hill...looking for anyone who may remember "Yankee" from Connecticut! Thx [email protected]
Richard Rocha from Las Vegas wrote on September 10, 2018 at 12:59:
Looking for anyone that served with my brother, Rudolfo L. Rocha, (Rudy) A Co. 1967-1968 . KIA 3-24-1968. I served 173rd 2/503rd 1966-1967.
Looking for anyone that served with my brother, Rudolfo L. Rocha, (Rudy) A Co. 1967-1968 . KIA 3-24-1968. I served 173rd 2/503rd 1966-1967.
David Hall from Middletown wrote on September 3, 2018 at 19:31:
Forgot to add that dad (Bruce E Hall) was 101st airborne screaming eagles. Sorry I didn’t add this before the way the army names and arranges it’s units confuses the hell out of this Marine. Thank you.
Forgot to add that dad (Bruce E Hall) was 101st airborne screaming eagles. Sorry I didn’t add this before the way the army names and arranges it’s units confuses the hell out of this Marine. Thank you.
David Hall from Middletown wrote on September 3, 2018 at 19:21:
First of all I’d like to thank all you brothers in arms. I’m looking for any who has any information about my father. His name was Bruce E Hall he was in Company D 1st Battalion 327th Infantry don’t know what his nickname was or if he had one. He was a point man and tunnel rat. He was in country 69-70. He was severely wounded in March of 70. That is all that I know except of a few incidents that dad talked about. I lost him Christmas of 2002 he was 52. Would love to know anything about areas he was in and people he was with. He and all you Vietnam vets where my hero’s growing up. I served in the Marine Corps and fought in desert shield and desert storm. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Once thank you very much from a humble jarhead. [email protected]
First of all I’d like to thank all you brothers in arms. I’m looking for any who has any information about my father. His name was Bruce E Hall he was in Company D 1st Battalion 327th Infantry don’t know what his nickname was or if he had one. He was a point man and tunnel rat. He was in country 69-70. He was severely wounded in March of 70. That is all that I know except of a few incidents that dad talked about. I lost him Christmas of 2002 he was 52. Would love to know anything about areas he was in and people he was with. He and all you Vietnam vets where my hero’s growing up. I served in the Marine Corps and fought in desert shield and desert storm. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Once thank you very much from a humble jarhead. [email protected]
Trudy Fleming from Brattleboro wrote on September 3, 2018 at 13:53:
Please forward this to Joe Navelesi, I think of you often. Remember that art show in Balboa Park .it made me feel like I was in the midst of the terror of Vietnam...I honor you for who you are and what leadership you gave this country.
Please forward this to Joe Navelesi, I think of you often. Remember that art show in Balboa Park .it made me feel like I was in the midst of the terror of Vietnam...I honor you for who you are and what leadership you gave this country.
David J. Markham wrote on August 31, 2018 at 20:14:
Hey Delta Troops, Just posted a page from one of yours. Take a look his page, https://www.327infantry.org/george-f-cimba/ If you know him give him a holler. David J.
Hey Delta Troops, Just posted a page from one of yours. Take a look his page, https://www.327infantry.org/george-f-cimba/ If you know him give him a holler. David J.
Ronald W Stuck from SAN JOSE wrote on August 31, 2018 at 08:04:
My older brother David Stuck was in the 1st 327. His nickname was "Cherry Boy", or that's what was embroidered on his boonie hat. Does anyone remember him? [email protected]
My older brother David Stuck was in the 1st 327. His nickname was "Cherry Boy", or that's what was embroidered on his boonie hat. Does anyone remember him? [email protected]
William Fry wrote on August 29, 2018 at 20:29:
If anyone has any stories about a Major Fry at Camp Eagle, I'd love to hear them. He was my grandfather - trying to learn more about his time in Vietnam. Please email me at wrfry95 at gmail .com
If anyone has any stories about a Major Fry at Camp Eagle, I'd love to hear them. He was my grandfather - trying to learn more about his time in Vietnam. Please email me at wrfry95 at gmail .com
Kara from Austin, TX wrote on August 27, 2018 at 11:59:
HAPPY 28th August BIRTHDAY to R.P.H.
HAPPY 28th August BIRTHDAY to R.P.H.
Caroline duPont from Hollywood, FL wrote on August 22, 2018 at 12:21:
My mother Martha (Muffin) duPont died in Aug 2017 and among her personal effects were letters from a Sgt Stephen Burke HHC 1/327 Infantry, 101st ABN Div indicating he had been in Vietnam in 1971. I'm trying to locate him if he is still with us. Please email me at [email protected] if you know how to reach him.
My mother Martha (Muffin) duPont died in Aug 2017 and among her personal effects were letters from a Sgt Stephen Burke HHC 1/327 Infantry, 101st ABN Div indicating he had been in Vietnam in 1971. I'm trying to locate him if he is still with us. Please email me at [email protected] if you know how to reach him.
Kevin Plummer from Godfrey wrote on August 21, 2018 at 10:39:
To Joe Nitecki, Please email me. I would love to talk to you about that day. My uncle was on that chopper. [email protected]
To Joe Nitecki, Please email me. I would love to talk to you about that day. My uncle was on that chopper. [email protected]
joe nitecki from tiffin ohio wrote on August 20, 2018 at 19:32:
if anyone is still interested about info regarding 1STSGT Ray Benson please contact ([email protected]) me. I was there the day he was killed. I was waiting to go out for R&R on the chopper that crashed but bumped just prior to takeoff.
if anyone is still interested about info regarding 1STSGT Ray Benson please contact ([email protected]) me. I was there the day he was killed. I was waiting to go out for R&R on the chopper that crashed but bumped just prior to takeoff.
Dennis Sheridan from Trophy Club, Texas wrote on August 18, 2018 at 17:29:
I recently visited the UK 327th HMOR’s at a living history event in England. The setup was realistic. Thank you to the 327th HMOR’s they made my trip great. No Slack Dennis
I recently visited the UK 327th HMOR’s at a living history event in England. The setup was realistic. Thank you to the 327th HMOR’s they made my trip great. No Slack Dennis
Berns Miller from Ryland, Alabama wrote on August 17, 2018 at 08:17:
Does anyone remember L.B. Dean from Alabama. His full name was Lindsey Boyd Dean ? He was a rifleman E3 maybe E4. He served in the 327th D. Company 1969-70. L.B. passed away a few years back and his only sister knows almost nothing about his Vietnam experience. I plan to research his unit and write her a brief history so the family will know about his service . Can anyone help? Berns Miller Ryland , Alabama
Does anyone remember L.B. Dean from Alabama. His full name was Lindsey Boyd Dean ? He was a rifleman E3 maybe E4. He served in the 327th D. Company 1969-70. L.B. passed away a few years back and his only sister knows almost nothing about his Vietnam experience. I plan to research his unit and write her a brief history so the family will know about his service . Can anyone help? Berns Miller Ryland , Alabama
stephen geiselhofer from san antonio wrote on August 13, 2018 at 12:31:
Remembering Delta Co.2/327 Aug.10,1968. 50 years ago forming a new company in the field on the fly.
Remembering Delta Co.2/327 Aug.10,1968. 50 years ago forming a new company in the field on the fly.
Bart Welter from McAllen, Tx wrote on August 9, 2018 at 09:38:
how do I access the Old rosters ?
how do I access the Old rosters ?
Bart Welter from McAllen, Tx wrote on August 9, 2018 at 09:36:
am on 2/327 taskforce orders as Bernard E Welter
am on 2/327 taskforce orders as Bernard E Welter
Rick Christian from Las Vegas wrote on August 7, 2018 at 20:30:
Served Vietnam 1971 as a combat medic Company C 2nd Platoon.327th infantry No slack
Served Vietnam 1971 as a combat medic Company C 2nd Platoon.327th infantry No slack
Kevin Plummer from Godfrey,IL wrote on August 7, 2018 at 18:20:
To those who helped me find info on my uncle SSGJames A Plummer who died from injuries of a April 23 1967 helicopter crash, thank you all. I was working with very little info to start. I learned that Raymond "No Slack" Benson was killed in the same crash. Since all the other passengers were from the 327th I assumed he was too but learned today he might have actually been with the 326th A company. Anyway because of one of you I was contacted by the Army today and was offered a summary of my uncles Army career. They told me it will be ready in a few days. My family is very grateful for your service and your help. God bless each and every one of you. K Plummer
To those who helped me find info on my uncle SSGJames A Plummer who died from injuries of a April 23 1967 helicopter crash, thank you all. I was working with very little info to start. I learned that Raymond "No Slack" Benson was killed in the same crash. Since all the other passengers were from the 327th I assumed he was too but learned today he might have actually been with the 326th A company. Anyway because of one of you I was contacted by the Army today and was offered a summary of my uncles Army career. They told me it will be ready in a few days. My family is very grateful for your service and your help. God bless each and every one of you. K Plummer
Garent Gunther from Wilmington, DE wrote on August 6, 2018 at 15:30:
I am researching Laslo(Larry) Krupanski who served with the 101st Division(AASLT) He was awarded a Bronze star w/combat V in Vietnam. Anybody remember him? Thanks ...Garent Gunther, USMC 68-70
I am researching Laslo(Larry) Krupanski who served with the 101st Division(AASLT) He was awarded a Bronze star w/combat V in Vietnam. Anybody remember him? Thanks ...Garent Gunther, USMC 68-70
JOHN RICHARD from PHILADELPHIA wrote on July 29, 2018 at 20:05:
To Sue Ann Doolittle, I was with your brother when he was killed. He was a great guy.
To Sue Ann Doolittle, I was with your brother when he was killed. He was a great guy.
Kim Crumb from Forestville wrote on July 27, 2018 at 12:12:
This is for Judith Gray who is interested in the 'Donut Dollies.' They were a group of courageous and caring young women who came out to our Fire Bases and field locations to boost our sometimes sagging morale with their upbeat attitude. I served with E 1/327th 101st from early January to late December of ’71. The girls from the Red Cross came out to Fire Bases Bastogne and Birmingham where they played games and served us food in the mess halls. One buddy put it well, that it was like having your sisters show up to hang out and cheer you up. My most memorable experience regarding the “Donut Dollies” was during Operation Lam Son 719 in March and April. It was a screwed up operation where two of our mortar team’s, four of us from the FDC, and a rifle platoon were, via Hueys, sent from Bastogne to a tiny O.P for ‘four days,’ prior to being sent back to Eagle for some rest. Except, when our four days were up, we were relocated to another tiny O.P near the Ashau. When we arrived on ‘O.P. Destroyer’ we were greeted by the wreckage of a Huey on the hillside. Our ‘brief time’ there turned into fifty-five days. The resupply system went to hell. We ran low on C-rations, ammo, and water was sourced from a stream at the base of the hill. At one point couple cases of c-rations arrived which had cans containing dead bugs. There was ‘activity’ around us. At one point some of the claymores set out by the guys in the Night Defensive Positions were found to have been turned around during the night. There was a ‘miss fire’ from one of the 81mm tubes and a couple of us got nicked. We showered... Read more
This is for Judith Gray who is interested in the 'Donut Dollies.' They were a group of courageous and caring young women who came out to our Fire Bases and field locations to boost our sometimes sagging morale with their upbeat attitude. I served with E 1/327th 101st from early January to late December of ’71. The girls from the Red Cross came out to Fire Bases Bastogne and Birmingham where they played games and served us food in the mess halls. One buddy put it well, that it was like having your sisters show up to hang out and cheer you up. My most memorable experience regarding the “Donut Dollies” was during Operation Lam Son 719 in March and April. It was a screwed up operation where two of our mortar team’s, four of us from the FDC, and a rifle platoon were, via Hueys, sent from Bastogne to a tiny O.P for ‘four days,’ prior to being sent back to Eagle for some rest. Except, when our four days were up, we were relocated to another tiny O.P near the Ashau. When we arrived on ‘O.P. Destroyer’ we were greeted by the wreckage of a Huey on the hillside. Our ‘brief time’ there turned into fifty-five days. The resupply system went to hell. We ran low on C-rations, ammo, and water was sourced from a stream at the base of the hill. At one point couple cases of c-rations arrived which had cans containing dead bugs. There was ‘activity’ around us. At one point some of the claymores set out by the guys in the Night Defensive Positions were found to have been turned around during the night. There was a ‘miss fire’ from one of the 81mm tubes and a couple of us got nicked. We showered maybe twice when it rained. The ‘DX’ clothes exchange system never happened on Destroyer. Consider nearly two months in the heat, in the same fatigues. Moral was pretty low until early one afternoon a few weeks into our stay, a Huey showed up bringing mail, LRRP rations, and a real surprise. There were two Donut Dollies in their Red Cross outfits.. They had brought boxes of Red Cross ‘goodies, and a garbage can filled with ice, beer and sodas. They were cheerful, ignored how ragged we looked and how bad we obviously smelled. Somehow, they had heard about us, gathered up the beer, sodas and ‘goodies, and talked their way onto a ride to Destroyer. They played games, and BS’d with everyone on the hill. Although I can’t recall their names, I’ll never forget them, and the risk they took to get to us. While that was their only visit, shortly after they left, Mermite containers containing hot meals arrived. According the door gunner, “sent by your girlfriends.” Later, a second can filled with drinks showed up. While supply ships were still few and far between, when they did show, there were ‘Dolly sent goodies.’
Judith gray from Arlington Lancashire uk wrote on July 26, 2018 at 03:19:
Lt Dennis suggested I contact the website to see if anybody has any information about the donut dollies and what games you use to play. Thank you Judith.
Lt Dennis suggested I contact the website to see if anybody has any information about the donut dollies and what games you use to play. Thank you Judith.
Kim Crumb from Forestville wrote on July 23, 2018 at 15:48:
Kim Crumb in exotic Forestville, CA to Frank Hensley. Captain Casey was our fairly new CO when I left E, 1st/327th for 'The World' in December of '71. He was a really good guy and looked out for us. My best to all my Vietnam brothers.
Kim Crumb in exotic Forestville, CA to Frank Hensley. Captain Casey was our fairly new CO when I left E, 1st/327th for 'The World' in December of '71. He was a really good guy and looked out for us. My best to all my Vietnam brothers.
Frank J. Hensley from Washington DC wrote on July 23, 2018 at 13:58:
I served with E Co 1st Bn 327th Inf in 1971-72. Since so many units were Standing Down and going home, a lot of soldiers were being transferred from unit to unit until they had enough time in country. I got to drive a Jeep out to FB Birmingham several times a week. Using the Ferry Barge always gave me time to enjoy the Vietnam people who populated the area near the river crossing. The best were the kids who sold the chewiest peanut brittle every made. Some times they would have popcorn for sale. Anything to make a living. I was assigned as the Stand-down Supply Sgt to get rid of everything were could not ship back to the States, which was about everything we had. I also had the opportunity to take care of our company mascot "Lady" the Spaniel looking dog. She was spaded and left on my doorstep, unable to move. I made a bed for her in my hooch room and sat up with her all night until she could life her head. I remember dripping water on her tongue so she could have something to drink. By morning, I had brought back milk from the Mess Hall for her as well as some mashed up C-Ration beef slices. It took her two days to recover. When E Co was ordered to stand down, I was sent to E Co. 2nd Bn 501 Inf. I never saw "Lady" again. If anyone remembers the night that a grenade went off in the burn barrel outside of the Co E , !/327th Hooch area. We were playing cards. I had my back against the wood pillar with the burn barrel behind me about 10 feet. When the grenade went off the two guys to the left and... Read more
I served with E Co 1st Bn 327th Inf in 1971-72. Since so many units were Standing Down and going home, a lot of soldiers were being transferred from unit to unit until they had enough time in country. I got to drive a Jeep out to FB Birmingham several times a week. Using the Ferry Barge always gave me time to enjoy the Vietnam people who populated the area near the river crossing. The best were the kids who sold the chewiest peanut brittle every made. Some times they would have popcorn for sale. Anything to make a living. I was assigned as the Stand-down Supply Sgt to get rid of everything were could not ship back to the States, which was about everything we had. I also had the opportunity to take care of our company mascot "Lady" the Spaniel looking dog. She was spaded and left on my doorstep, unable to move. I made a bed for her in my hooch room and sat up with her all night until she could life her head. I remember dripping water on her tongue so she could have something to drink. By morning, I had brought back milk from the Mess Hall for her as well as some mashed up C-Ration beef slices. It took her two days to recover. When E Co was ordered to stand down, I was sent to E Co. 2nd Bn 501 Inf. I never saw "Lady" again. If anyone remembers the night that a grenade went off in the burn barrel outside of the Co E , !/327th Hooch area. We were playing cards. I had my back against the wood pillar with the burn barrel behind me about 10 feet. When the grenade went off the two guys to the left and right of me fell to the floor. They were driven to the Evac Hosp and I never saw them again. I do not know why I never got wounded in either of my tours in Nam. As I was getting ready to move over to E/1/501, our Company Commander, Cpt Casey took down the Guidon that was stapled to the Wall in the Orderly room and tossed it in the burn barrel, which had not been fired up for the day as yet. I asked Cpt Casey if I could have the Guidon since he was going to trash it anyway and he said "Go ahead, it all torn up any way." I still have it. I did call the 101st museum at Ft Campbell and asked if they wanted it. Naturally they said, "Yes." So, until I am able to get to Ft. Campbell again, it is locked away, ready for their display case someday. I wanted to write this stuff down before I lost all my memories. Getting old is bad enough.... To all my Vietnam Brothers I say, "Welcome Home."
Patrick Webster from Roscommon,Mi wrote on July 23, 2018 at 11:45:
Served in Vietnam November 65 to February 7th,1966 when severely wounded. Would love to hear from anyone that recalls me.
Served in Vietnam November 65 to February 7th,1966 when severely wounded. Would love to hear from anyone that recalls me.
Thomas Buckner from DeLand wrote on July 17, 2018 at 04:36:
I am the oldest son on SSG Patrick Henry Buckner. Some of you may have remembered him by "Buck". My father was 1/327 Tiger Force. He passed away on 3/12/18 from cancer presumptive to Agent Orange. I know that he did not have the opportunity to tell his living brothers goodbye, so I am doing that for him now. I know he is in a better place, no longer fighting, and with his brothers you all lost in Vietnam. My prayers go out to all of you who are still fighting the good fight. I miss my father each and every day, but i know what he fought for meant something. If any of you have stories, pictures, or knew of my father, please touch base with me. My dad left behind me, my mother, his daughter, and another son named after him. My email is: [email protected] Please dont hesitate to contact me. Thank you all and may God bless!
I am the oldest son on SSG Patrick Henry Buckner. Some of you may have remembered him by "Buck". My father was 1/327 Tiger Force. He passed away on 3/12/18 from cancer presumptive to Agent Orange. I know that he did not have the opportunity to tell his living brothers goodbye, so I am doing that for him now. I know he is in a better place, no longer fighting, and with his brothers you all lost in Vietnam. My prayers go out to all of you who are still fighting the good fight. I miss my father each and every day, but i know what he fought for meant something. If any of you have stories, pictures, or knew of my father, please touch base with me. My dad left behind me, my mother, his daughter, and another son named after him. My email is: [email protected] Please dont hesitate to contact me. Thank you all and may God bless!
David McCandless on behalf of (Dewitt Battle) from Cincinnati, OH wrote on July 11, 2018 at 09:51:
Good Morning All, My name is David McCandless, and I handle veterans affairs and constituent services matters for Congressman Steve Chabot. We are currently working with our constituent, a veteran, Mr. Dewitt Battle. Mr. Battle is an African American medic who served in Vietnam from 1965-1967. Mr. Battle received numerous honors for distinguished service for saving a number of lives while in grave danger to himself. He is widely seen as someone who should be put forth for the Congressional Medal of Honor. I have hundreds of pages of documentation from his unit and his own personnel files. The problem we are running into is that we cannot identify the individuals he saved or people who may have known him. If you could be of any assistance getting the word out or sharing with your membership it would be greatly appreciated. I can provide documentation as appropriate and can be reached by email or at the number below. Sincerely, David David McCandless District Representative Office of Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) U.S. House of Representatives 11 South Broadway, Suite 301 Lebanon, OH 45036 Ph: 513-421-8704 Fax: 513-421-8722
Good Morning All, My name is David McCandless, and I handle veterans affairs and constituent services matters for Congressman Steve Chabot. We are currently working with our constituent, a veteran, Mr. Dewitt Battle. Mr. Battle is an African American medic who served in Vietnam from 1965-1967. Mr. Battle received numerous honors for distinguished service for saving a number of lives while in grave danger to himself. He is widely seen as someone who should be put forth for the Congressional Medal of Honor. I have hundreds of pages of documentation from his unit and his own personnel files. The problem we are running into is that we cannot identify the individuals he saved or people who may have known him. If you could be of any assistance getting the word out or sharing with your membership it would be greatly appreciated. I can provide documentation as appropriate and can be reached by email or at the number below. Sincerely, David David McCandless District Representative Office of Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) U.S. House of Representatives 11 South Broadway, Suite 301 Lebanon, OH 45036 Ph: 513-421-8704 Fax: 513-421-8722
joseph e genereux from ormond beach wrote on July 5, 2018 at 09:50:
MS. GABRIELLE SMALLEY WANTED MY ADDRESS FOR LT. ARPUZZIO PICTURE.MY PH. 386 682 4907.
MS. GABRIELLE SMALLEY WANTED MY ADDRESS FOR LT. ARPUZZIO PICTURE.MY PH. 386 682 4907.
Bud Blalock from Denton, Texas wrote on July 5, 2018 at 01:33:
I haven't visited here in a long time. I've retired to Texas.
I haven't visited here in a long time. I've retired to Texas.
Roberto Cascarella from Elizabeth wrote on July 1, 2018 at 17:00:
I followed in the steps of my three older brothers who joined up during the Korean Conflict, all three were Paratroopers. They were my idols and when it was my time to go I went on their footsteps and I'm not sorry even though I wanted to be a lifer I didn't want to be used as a politicians chess piece.
I followed in the steps of my three older brothers who joined up during the Korean Conflict, all three were Paratroopers. They were my idols and when it was my time to go I went on their footsteps and I'm not sorry even though I wanted to be a lifer I didn't want to be used as a politicians chess piece.
Roberto Cascarella from Elizabeth wrote on July 1, 2018 at 16:54:
jump school in Ft Campbell Ky in 1960 lasted 6 weeks, we did a hell of alot of running, from class to class (all of which were held outside in the woods. spent many hours practicing PLF's from platforms (3ft high) into sawdust pits, then jumping from the tower (34 ft high) our first jump was from a C-130, second jump was from a C-119, and the last three from a the C-130 the last and final jump was a night jump, next morning we assembled outside in our PT shorts in 25 degree weather and went on a 5 mile run then were assembled in the parade grounds where we donned our dress coat and garrison cap for a photo, still in our PT shorts and boots. Then we were released and told we had 15 minutes to change into our fatigues and fall into formation for our graduation where we had our cherry wings pinned on to our chest. That night we all got plastered. the next day myself and my squad received our blood wings. (we each got the Airborne wings tattooed 3 inches above our heart.
jump school in Ft Campbell Ky in 1960 lasted 6 weeks, we did a hell of alot of running, from class to class (all of which were held outside in the woods. spent many hours practicing PLF's from platforms (3ft high) into sawdust pits, then jumping from the tower (34 ft high) our first jump was from a C-130, second jump was from a C-119, and the last three from a the C-130 the last and final jump was a night jump, next morning we assembled outside in our PT shorts in 25 degree weather and went on a 5 mile run then were assembled in the parade grounds where we donned our dress coat and garrison cap for a photo, still in our PT shorts and boots. Then we were released and told we had 15 minutes to change into our fatigues and fall into formation for our graduation where we had our cherry wings pinned on to our chest. That night we all got plastered. the next day myself and my squad received our blood wings. (we each got the Airborne wings tattooed 3 inches above our heart.