It Don’t Mean Nothin’ 4

101st_splash

ken_ihle_1Our “Cobra Company Reunion host, Ken Ihle He’s showing a turkey
what will happen if he isn’t on his best behavior at the reunion.

fred_raymondFred Raymond
Tiger 6 ABU Company

wright_fiskSFC Wright & LT Frisk
Tiger SGT. and Tiger 6
Fort Campbell, KY

medics_1_327_aide_stationMedics at the 1/327th Aide Station
Fort Campbell, KY


Gentlemen,
May I present Ken Pfeiffer, former machine gunner for the 1st platoon, C company, 1/327, 101st Airborne Division, receiving his Purple Heart. The award was given by the commander of the 5th Army at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, on May 3, 2005, for wounds received in action on February 8, 1967, near Phan Thiet. In attendance, among others, were Steve Stevenson, Earl DeLong, Bill Bazar from Corpus Christi, and Pat “Doc” Murphy, flying in from Philadelphia.

Prompted by his family, Ken started the process to receive his award several years ago. By accident, Ken and I became reacquainted over the internet, and he explained the situation. Since I was the medic who treated Ken, I had the privilege of helping him. I wrote a letter to the Pentagon on February 26, 2003. The Department of the Army further requested I send them my DD-214 and some proof that I served as a medic, and was assigned to that unit on that day. The process finally came to a close as Ken received his award this May. Hooah!

Anyone having any recollection of that day that they would like to share, please do so. Also, feel free to forward this email to those comrades whose emails I do not have. Hope all of you are well. Above the Rest. Your favorite medic,
Pat “Doc” Murphy. Vietnam, Oct 66-Oct 67.

ceremony2Ken Pfeiffer

from%20left,%20%20Bazar,%20Stevenson,%20Ken,%20Murphy,%20DeLong2Bazar, Stevenson, Pfeiffer, Murphy & Delong

memorial1Monument dedicated in Phoenix by Ross Perot. The monument was paid for by the South Vietnamese community of Phoenix and California. Phoenix is the only city in the world where the American Flag and the South Vietnamese Flag flys side by side every day.

top_perot1faye_perot1Russ and Faye McDonald were visiting with Ross about the work by ASA because he has been a big supporter of the organization for years.