2/327th Infantry “No Slack” Vietnam

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When the going gets tough and you need someone to depend on, the 101st Airborne 327th Infantry, 2nd Battalion is “Second To None”.

These pages tell the stories of the men from the 2nd Battalion, the places they fought and the far away places where some of them died. There are stories from foxholes, helicopters, the jungle, the mud, the heat, and the rain. Some stories are funny, some are heartrending.

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Christmas 1965

Top Row (L-R): LT Hess, LT Lloyd, Unk, LT Johnson, Unk, LT Andrews, LT Woods, LT Davis, LT Sierra, LT Ecklund. Middle Row (L-R): Mr. Carmody, Unk, CPT Mortenson, LT Hutchins, LT Towers, LT Roberts, LT Appuzzio, LT Price, LT Johnson, Unk. Bottom Row (L-R): LT Shepard, replacement 1st CAV, CPT Buchanan, replacement 1st CAV, LT Owens, MAJ Dyke, LTC Garten, LT Chritenson, LT Degraft, LT Hudson, LT Lehowicz, Unk, Chaplain (CPT) Harlee

 

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This website is also the gathering place for the men and their families to get together and go over past times, get healing for wounds, help others to heal…and just to have some good old fashioned fun times. If you served and you haven’t been to one of our reunions, you are missing out on some real good times. If you just need some research for a class project, we trust we have helped your comprehension of our place in history.

Spend some time, look around…if you can’t find what you are looking for then drop us a line at this e-mail link and we will be certain to respond. Please visit our guest book, your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

 

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No Slack Xmas in Kontum, 1966

1st Row: Left, W. Charleton, 3rd from left: CSM P. Bacerra, 4th, J. Moody; Last: 1SG Benson, Co C

2d row: Left: “No Slack Quack”, 2d, R. Schonberger, 3d, J. Simpson, 4th, (kneeling) 1SG Peplow HHC; 5th, J. Gilbeaux, XO; 6th, J. Wasco, Bn Cdr, call sign: “Wild Gypsy”; 7th, R. Damrill, 8th T. Gesulga

 

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LTC Don Rosenblum (Ret LTG), Call Sign “Thunderball” commanded No Slack 10 Jan ’67 – 12 May ’67

 

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LTC Edmond P. Abood, Call Sign “Black Panther” commanded May – Sep ’67

 

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Photo of the NFS officers taken at Phan Rang (our Bde base camp) in Feb 1967. The Bde had flown down from Xmas in the central highlands operating out of Kontum, to Phan Rang, where we stood down for farewells to our outgoing Bde Cdr, Willard Pearson.

1st row (L to R): T. Furgeson, S-1; J. Rafferty, S-2; R. Damrill, S-3; M. Rosenstein, XO; J. Simpson, S-4; D. Finnegan, S-5; R. Heim, Chaplain

2d row: (L to R): Left, J. Dorsey; 4th from left, R. Davis; Last, W. Charleton, Medic/S-1

3rd row: (L to R): 4th from left, P. Pepper, Co A; 5th, R. Schonberger, HHC; 6th, W. Rovan, Co A; 7th, D. Rosenblum, Bn Cdr, call sign: Thunderball; 8th, R. Rondiak, Co B; 9th, F. Hilliard, Co C

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The No Slack Battalion’s Commanding Officer back in 1968, “Chargin’ Charlie” Beckwith. Charger went on in later years to form up the Army’s elite, “Delta Force.”

 

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Spring of 1968

 

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Camp Eagle late ’70 or early ’71

 

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A Co’s Jack Branch and the new battalion sign in ’70 – ’71

 

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No Slack Sign 1970-1971
John Bowman – 42nd IPSD 1970 handler