Americal Locator

Use this page to post your locator requests. Describe the person or thing that you are trying to locate. Please provide as much information as you can about the unit involved. Provide company, battalion, and brigade/regiment as in this example: Co. C, 4/21st Infantry, 11th LIB.

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  1. Does anyone remember the typhoons that hit ChuLai in November 1970? How much damage was done to the 123rd Avn Bn, particularly B Co? Anyone hurt? I left just before they arrived.

  2. Just a quick hello was with the Americal in Nam 1971 attached to 196 INF I remember a hill 151 just checking to see who might remember.

  3. looking for anyone who served in viet nam june 69 Etroop Cav 11th BDE duc pho our APC was hit with RPGs june 24,1969 escorting convoy from Naval Base ambused two killed in action only two survived Im a survivour and one other person who saved my Life SAM…. WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE THIS BROTHER AN THANK HIM SO VERY MUCH.. MY SGT WAS KILLED AN OUR DRIVER.. I HAD ONLY BEEN IN MY COMPANY 2 days dont have names please contact me at this number 931 494-4976

  4. After being drafted, I started with Charlie Company, 4th/31st, 196th LIB, in Jan 1970. Started out on LZ Siberia for 3 days then out into the field for a while as an ag on the 60 pig. But I only lasted til early April 1970. Too scared to go back to the field, decided to “enlist” for 3 years to get out of my 11B MOS. Became a payroll clerk in Chu Lai til Dec 1970. Have a group I keep in touch with while in Charley Co. who all served under the same Captain, but looking for anybody in the payroll area who served during April to Dec. of 1970. Also thinking about visiting Heip Duc and Chu Lai in 2015, anybody been back there?

  5. Trying to locate three people who was with me when we were detained at the Russian check point between east and west Germany in Feb. 1959. There was a movie made of the incident. Robert Redford played me in the movie. James Cook, SP/4 Johnson from new york, I can’t remember the MP who escorted us from Berlin. If anyone has any info about these people please e:mail me. Been a long time. We were station in Mannheim Germany in the 401st Thanks

  6. Looking for anyone who served with me October 68- February 69 injured booby trap. With Co D 1st 52nd. 198th. Phone 7168226100 Just started looking

  7. looking for anyone who served with my father Richard M Morris from Louisiana . 2 Sep66 thru 30 Aug 68 Co A / 2d Bn / 46th Inf/ 1st Armd Div
    fort hood texas FOURTH ARMY

  8. I am trying to find my brothers, we trained together in Chu-Lai x 2wks then sent to DaNang in 1971. We were in 1st Battallion 46th Infantry (Americal Division) Charlie Company. My brothers Gary Cockrell,Weston Tedeau ,Alan Little, Danny Ferguson, John Groff, Melvin Smoots, Danny Bishop, Ronald Schexnayder, Lee Parsons, Rodney Ryan, Raymond Hanisco; our medic Kowalski…if anyone knows them or of them- please contact me. A part of me I left with them and I will not be whole until I find them.


  10. Looking for info on my deceased grandfather SFC Clyde Ball. He was KIA on July 30th 1970 in vietnam. All I really know is he was in the 46 INF AMERICAL DIV. Im looking for any accounts on the man he was, actions surrounding his death and any other info I can get. Thanks! I can be reached at

  11. I was in the 1/52 Headquarters S1, 68-69. Would like to get in touch with anyone that remembers me. Ssgt Rick 1/52, 198 th Lt Inf Bde

  12. I am looking for people that served in Vietnam with my uncle. His name is Roy Ronald Smith. He went by Ronny. He was in the 23rd Infantry Division. He was a Jungle Warriors Recon America Division.
    I am looking for anyone that served with him.

      • Jungle Warriors are the 4/3 infantry 11 inf.
        Was your Uncle from New Orleans? I was in Recon dec 69 -jun-70 the time frame you give sounds like he was drafted and those are the dates he was in the Army. It would have put him in RVN Feb- 70? Recon was reconfigured to SRRP in Dec 69. I was tiger 2 and tiger 4

        • Smitty as he was known to me lived with us at Ft Sheridan after VN and then moved with me to Quincy Il. If Your Ronny Smith was from Worchester Mass let me know…

  13. Hello
    I was on Team Oklahoma. G Co 75th Inf (Americal Division) in Chu Lai RVN late 1969 to early 1970. Does anyone besides me remember the POW rescue mission about Oct-Nov 1969. We -Team Oklahoma-actually saw what appeared to be 3 American POWS dressed in Black Pajamas. A fairly fast stream -approx 100 meters across-or small river separated us.

    • Ranger Wagner, Ranger Starnes “Gunner” Try Lrrp Ranger Association or Sua That’s where we all are. Good hunting Gunner Out!

    • We heard that report while on LZ Stinson. I recall hearing that a rescue mission came up empty.

  14. 11th Inf.Brigade hhc, Primo aviation was @ Duc Pho, S. Vietnam 67-68. I would like to hear from anyone who might have served with me, flew oh23 helicopter as door gunner.

      • Mike, were u shot on leg while flying in chopper? I remember Silhanek and Maj. Smith. Do u remember Ron Ridenhour, Juan Gaskins, Woody, Lt. Lackey?

        • Richard,no iwasn,t shot in leg. that was another door gunner but don’t remember his memory for names has gone south in my older could I forget ron ridenhour. he was my left door gunner.he got the bll roling with the me ly incident after he transferred to lrrps

          • ron passed away anomber of years ago.asyou can see, I am not too swift with computers

          • Mike, I’m sorry for not remembering you, but my memory fails me too. I flew with Ron too and sad to hear about his passing. Do you have phone #s or addresses of some the guys who flew with us? I have some pictures, will try to find them, maybe you are in one. Would like to hear back from you.

          • Richard,i just sent you an email.let me know if you got it.

  15. Hello,
    I am trying to locate information regarding my father, Walter F. Donovan. He was a combat engineer from MA, he told me he built roads/bridges, and was deployed to Australia then to New Caledonia, he went to Bougainville, Guadalcanal, and several other islands.

  16. Looking for members of 2ND platoon 5/46th inf. 198th LIB 69-70 CO. was CAPT SCHOPP .where is Jimmy Stovall

  17. Looking for friends who served in the 1/52nd Infantry, 198th Brigade, 23rd Infantry located in Chu Lai. I served with Chaplain Nicholas and Chaplain Masteller

    • Not sure if my 1st message went thru…..
      Are you looking for someone who knew Chaplain Phillip Nichols at LZ Stinson ??? If so I’m married to his oldest son, we have a list of guys who were there. I’d be more than happy to send you a copy. Hope this is helpful, Shell Nichols

      • Hi Michelle,
        My name is Kathy Haynes and if you have a list of the men who served with your father-in-law, would you mind sending it to me at I believe my brother Scott GIguiere served may have served with him. Thank you, Kathy Haynes

    • I wonder if you knew my brother Scott D. Giguiere of West Sacramento, CA. He served during this time, maybe in the same unit. If you do, could you please contact me. Thank you. Kathy Haynes

  18. I don’t know exactly how to enter information here.
    I tried a search and find on the page to see if anyone has listed my fathers last name and did not locate anything.

    I am the daughter of a Vet and would like information on his service; where he was stationed (I have his papers but its not specific and the short hand is hard for me to read and understand) and what he might have been doing, old stories about his personality back then etc… and I would like to find some of his old buddies.

    Douglas Lair
    Co. A Rein 3dEngrBn 1st MarBde FMF was the last note
    Last Rank Sargent E5 1974 looks like Active Duty was 1971
    I was told they were in Hawii at one point
    Originally from California

  19. I was with B-Battery 1/82 Artillery Division 155 MM in1969-1970 on LZ Snoopy and LZ Stinson and LZ Debbie. Looking for any of my former cannon cockers, Tufte from Texas, Gary Fought from Lima Ohio, M. Neitzel from Cleveland Ohio, Larry Westbrook, Sp4 Davis, Pfc Paul and Metcalf from Georga. any info would be helphul, just wanting to see how many are still with us.

    • I was assigned at Bn and directed fire for B Battery (snoopy), FireDirection Control,1/82nd Jan 69-Jan70

  20. trying to assist a tanker with his ptsd claim. Stationed with Americal 71 – 72.
    Says they were on Recon outside wire of camp faulker and he witnessed Black NCO and his dog get blown up by landmine. Believes his name was Bell. Does anyone have any recollection of the event or can provide direction to establish certainity.
    Thanks ever so much
    Bruce A. McCartney
    RVN 7/68 – 7-72
    DUSTOFF Medic
    Combat medic

    • Hello,
      I was a Dog Handler with the 48th IPSD, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, 23d Infantry Division (AMERICAL) I went to our website to check on this handler your friend saw and I can only give you the info that was posted on a “Bell” Not sure of his ethnicity but I hope this info might be of help. I saw your post on the Americal Locator. I belonged to the VDHA but I am inactive at this time. If you can tell me your friends unit and location at the time, I may be able to narrow it down. The “Bell” that I found was KIA in 69 and was a Marine.
      Best of luck.

  21. I am looking for James Porter. He was my immediate commander in the 1/6 198th LIB in 1969. We were part of a five-man PSYOP team and attached to HHC 1/6 198th LIB. I am also looking for Robert Solby. He was also a member of our PSYOP team. We operated out of, both, LZ Bayonet and Fat City.

  22. I was A Battery 3/16th FA on Hill 151 and Hill 510 from about June 1971 to late September 71. Unit deactivated the two fire bases and sent members to the rear. Some of us were reassigned to new units and some sent home. Anyone remember these events?

  23. Went to NAM in 66 with 2nd Bat 11 Arty and also served with the 3 of the 16 Arty at CHU LIA any one whom remembers me, also looking for Captain James W. Milton, of 2nd. /11 A battery.

  24. Continuing to search for Vietnam veterans who served with Alpha Company, 5th/46th 198th LIB any time from 1968-1971. To date have located 259 from the unit who are alive and have verified that 92 have died since they returned to the States. If you served with this unit, please email or call 910-862-9461. Would like to hear from Sam Lane or Gary Callahan who left replies from a prior post I left. Please call or email.

  25. I am looking for info on the bands of the Americal Division, particularly The Americal Division Band. There were 9 bands in the Task Force that was sent to the South Pacific just after Pearl Harbor, and Chester E. Whiting became director to The Americal Division Band which was formed form members of those 9 bands. Various bands were all over the areas where the Division was active, and I am interested in all of them, especially the 180 Field Artillery Band and the 192 Infantry Band. Chester Whiting later returned to the US to form the 1st Combat Infantry Band, The Army Ground Forces Band, and The United States Army Field Band, which I played in in the 1970s. I am working on a history of all of these bands that form the background history of the USAFB. Can anyone help me with the activities of any of the band of the Americal Division?

    Dick Taylor, former, US Army, former US Navy, now retired band historian

    • mr. taylor i have 11th bde newsletter from americal 1969 shows americal band, also i was a capitol policeman 1971-2004 there w3as a guy in the americal band there. did you know paul vanderford ? i don’t know if thats the right name or spelling. i was at fort meade in 70-71 after nam. i would be glad to send you copies of newsletter if you are interested. email steven miles19@GMAIL.COM

  26. I’m working on a project on the National Mall and its Monuments and Memorials.

    I’m looking for anyone who may have served with Sp4 Bruce Edward Peteroy of Staten Island, NY. E Company, 4th Battalion / 3rd Infantry, 11th LIB. He served from 8/29/1968 to 5/12/1969. He died of fragmentation wounds in Quang Ngai Province.

    A photo album of his life was left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall last year. I’ve reached out to the VVA chapter on Staten Island and have started to track down family but want to reach comrades as well.

    Please reply to this post or reach me at:

    • Any update on our search:

      Bruce Peteroy was injured in early October, 1968, and med evac’d eventually to Okinawa to recover. In January, he was made part of the 257th replacement company there in Okinawa. By middle February he returned to his same company.

      Let me know if there is anyone out there who knew him while he was stationed in Japan.

  27. Looking for anyone that served in 2nd Platoon, B Troop 1/1 Cav, Americal during the period August 10, 1970 – March 15, 1971. I was the platoon leader for the second platoon.

    • I was platoon leader for 2nd platoon from late Mar 1971 to Aug 1971. I must have been your replacement. Capt Poveda was the CO. I joined platoon on QL9 during Lam Son 719 campaign.

      • Well now, Captain Poveda was my CO also. I don’t remember which platoon I was in but I was with the 1/1 Cav in Chu Lai while waiting to get my dog (I was a Scout Dog Handler with the 48th IPSD 196th LIB) at Bien Hoa so the good folks at the 23rd Repo Depot assigned me to B Troop. There was a E6 or E7 in my platoon named Griffin. There was also a Sheridan Tanker named Royer (KIA) who’s mail I used to get from home an he would get mine because the mail clerks confused us constantly. Ended up at Khe San for 2 months and when we came back after a stand down at Camp Eagle, everyone seemed to have moved to DaNang. It was there I finally got my orders to the 48th IPSD.

    • I was with the 1/1 cav troop b (tracks had a blue sqare painted on the side)
      as a medic between may 70 to April 71.another medic with me happened to be John Bass who was in a track who a land mine and was a doa.

    • Jim,
      I arrived Chulai Sept 70 and was assigned to A Company 523rd signal. Was asked if I wanted to become a staff photographer (it was a hobby of mine) but I declined. Stayed with A company until November 70. Contact me if you wish to chat. George Barr

  28. Am looking for any fellow wrench turners stationed with the 610th (AM,GS) Red Beach Viet Nam July 1968 to March 1970. Think about all the good and the bad times while there.

  29. I am looking for any of my brothers who served with me at Camp Faulkner ,Danang and up in Khesahn with C Troop 1/1 Cav 23rd Inf.from late 70 to late 71. Anyone remember when a 3/4 ton loaded with claymores blew at Camp Faulkner leveling much of the hootch area ? Any help would be grateful.

    • I was OPCON to the 198th out of 1/20, 11Bde AMERICAL when attached to C Troop 1/1 Cav on 25 September. Do you remember a LT Knight who lost a foot? His RTO lost his arm. Names? Sorry i can’t help you on your quest: I was only on LZ Siberia. THANKS for any help …

  30. Served with the Americal Division with HQ & A Co, 723rd Maintenance Battalion from May 1970 and deros on April 1971. I had a chance to
    extend 30 days in Nam to get a 6 month drop. I declined and spent my last 7 months at Fort Ord, CA with CDEC. My hometown was only 20 minutes from there. I mostly was in charge of the Perimeter Tower Guard facing Hiway 1 by the Main Gate. Looking for Specialist Mitchell, Meadows, Jim DePasquale. Contact me at 1-831-424-4002, would like to hear from anyone that served during this time. Thank you

    • My Brother,James S.Outterbridge Jr. is from Phila,Pa.He was with HHC 23rd S&T 1969 to 1970. He left Nam in August 1970. Please contact me.Lester J.Outterbridge 215-473-2571.If you know my brother.Thank you and Welcome Home.

      • Mr.Noe Boilard,can you tell me your C.O’s name or first Sgt.Please also give me some of the places you’ll were at. Again thank you.

  31. I am looking for any information (especially pictures) about the two “guntrucks” that I built while I was in Chu Lai B Company 23rd S&T Bn. 70-71. The trucks had painted on names that the drivers put on. I remember that one was called “GUNFIGHTER” and the other one might have been “MAVERICK” but, I’m not sure. They had double 1/2″ steel walls with sand bags in between. I put plenty of 50 and 60 mounts on them. I was a mechanic in the big tin building next to QL-1. Spec 4 Palmer. I was really proud of those trucks and I hope they helped save some lives.

    • I remember the gun trucks you are talking about no pic do remember sp5 loddermilk and sp4 carol the first driver on the gun truck

  32. Glenn was with the 6th Support Battalion, C Company, 11th LIB during the years 68-69, location Duc Pho. He is seeking any comrades who may have served with him. Please help!

  33. Looking for information on people I served with. I was in country August ’68 until September ’69. Served with B 3/21 196th LIB 3rd Plt Americal Division.
    Looking for:
    Boone, Jesse
    Branum, Cliff
    Mena, Joseph
    Moore, James ‘Rocky’
    Shaha, James
    Sorenson, Kenneth
    Brandt, Roger

    • paul I was with the 196th bravo co.from Nov,1968 to about may of1969 james shaha was my plt sgt. I talked to him severl years ago. he was in Arlington texas then I don’t know if he is still there or not. I saw the pictures that you posted I was in a couple of them. I communicate with bob seaman in ca good to hear from you Jim

    • Hello Paul, Wish I could help. I remember Bob Seaman we were talking then we got ambushed, he was hit in the hand. I was there Oct. 68 to Dec. 69. Welcome brother. B 3/21 196th LIB 3rd Plt Americal Division

  34. Looking for any one from the 196th that worked with my brother.ret CSM Doug Cunkelman. thank you and god bless. jerry polson

  35. looking for anyone who served with my dad in the pi at the end of wwII.He was shot in the head possibly on the island of sabu. His nam was Arthur ray Taylor from north Carolina.

  36. Just looking for anyone that served in the 11th light infantry brigade with my uncle from 1967 to 68 and was involved with the Tet offensive. My uncle’s name is Roger Osman, and served on the machine gun team, and later as an ammo bearer, and was also part of what he calls Task force Barker. Came out of Schofield barracks and the unit was later shipped out to the Quang Nghai province (i think)….any help would be nice thanks ^_^ i don’t have the last names of his friends on the Machine gun team,,, only their first names which were Steve and Frank.

  37. I am looking for any one that remembers a fuel tanker rolling over and killing the driver in 1971 right off QL1 north of Chu Lai. It was a Co. B 23rd S&T unit. I was in the jeep blocking the road and from what I remember , he lost his brakes and rather than hit us in the jeep, he tried to make the turn, and the tractor and trailer both overturned and killed him. For the life of me, I can’t remember his name, we were not that close, but I think he was from West Virginia. I think of him often and can see the accident clear as day. I need to know his name so maybe I can close this part of my life.

    Jim Co B 23rd S&T

    • Hi Jim,
      I was in B Co. 23rd S&T at that time and place. I was one of the mechanics who worked on those trucks and tankers every day. I knew the guy who got killed but, something has blocked his name from my memory also.
      The truck was returned to our Motorpool afterwards. My boss, Mr. Pugh checked out the brakes and found that they were still in working order. After some discussion, we determined that the weight of the 5000 gallon tanker must have “pushed” the truck and made it uncontrollable. I was the mechanic who serviced the brakes on that truck (D5 8869) before it went out. As you might expect, that event has bothered me all these years too.

  38. I served in Vietnam Mar 71 to Nov 71. Was a FO for 1/20 Inf; all companies except I think C company. After leaving the “bush” was a FDC Officer for A Btry 3/82 Arty. Two of my Arty Recon Sgts names were Dennis Mastercola (Abe) and Larry Mitchell (Sqeakie); everyone had nicknames. My of course was “FO” and “oldman” because I was 25 yrs old when an FO for 1/20. When an FDO I helped close do a few Firebases one being “Fat City”. When I left Vietnam A Btry 3/82 was on “Monkey Mountain” by the Da Nang airbase. We were the only artillery defense for the city of Da Nang when I left Vietnam. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers the “red-haired” FO for 1/20 Inf or FDO for 3/82 Arty– Mar 71 – Nov 71.

    • I was the battalion FDO for 3/82FA on Hawk Hill. I left in March 1971 and was replace by 1Lt Christy.

  39. I was on lz dottie & lz liz jan 69 to mar 70.d btry 1/82 8 inch right in front of the gate on dottie.the picture titled “8 inch gun firing on dottie ” is us..the handsome guy standing at the loader/rammer is me….i’m still hoping to find mike from Colorado…he’s the guy in the picture bent over pulling the lanyard…my thanks to the guy that posted the helped my family to understand. I live in cavetown md

  40. Looking for anyone in B Co. 8th Support 196Light Infantry Brigade (Aviation Section) Chu Lia 1967, 68, 69
    Especially WO Jim Cox

  41. Was with Alpha, 1/20th, 11th LIB May’68-May’69. Americal reunion in Houston, TX Sep 11, 2014. See yall there.

    • Hi david, i’m steven “doc’miles b co medic april69-nov.69 2nd platoon i have photos of kramer i believe he’s from pittsburgh pa. in touch with guys from b co. do you remember me?

      • Doc, I was with B 4/31 2nd Plt. Nov.68 thru Sep68. I believe you gave me penicilin pills daily for my jungle rot. I was 2nd platoon sgt. and Rodney Dutton (Granny; E6) was the platoon leader since our LT hadn’t been replaced for a while. Send me your email address I’ll send picture.

      • I was with B 1/20 11lib Americal from may 1968 till hurt in Oct. 68 was wanting to find anyone with B Co at that time?

    • I was the maintenance`officer of the 1/82 until Sept. 1969. Can’t remember to many of the guys any more. Before moving to Chu Lia i was the maintenance officer for 4th Bn 3rd inf at Duc Pho. If I remember correctly I made maintenance runs to all of our LZ’s. Lost a couple of mechanics in the fall of 68. I have been trying to locate their family but I can’t even remember their names. All I can remember is one was from Wa. and the ether one was from Mi. They was going to Chu Lai when they ran over a mine.

    • Hey James ; I remember the mortar round landing 5 feet from you that afternoon on LZ Snoopy . Can’t remember if you were on Snoopy with me the night of May11-12 , 1969 , when the NVA sappers got thru the wirer & killed all those Enginer’s I have heard from Sgt. Knipp once [ he suffered a full left side stroke while being treated for Graves disease at age 39 . Gerald Guest [ still in Oklahoma .. suffering with heart problems ] . Danny Carmen [ Illinois ] Died at 59 … heart attack ; full of blockages [ Ischemic heart disease ] . I am still in Minn . Going to the VA monthly . Also ischemic heart disease [ 3 heart attacks ] . VA says related to Agent orange . Many stents.. started at 59yrs. Hope this finds you well ……… Sooo surprised to see your name !!! …… Dave

      • MR Heitkamp, I noticed on your post the name Danny Carmen from Illinois. I knew a Danny Carmen from Vandalia IL, he was a police officer heck of a good guy. THANK YOU for your service and WELCOME HOME..

  42. contact me anytime r call me 631-729-6573 24/7 looking for my friend Vincent hunter out PA , PHI he was with me in Duc pho 68/69 D co 1/20 11th BDG

      • I was in A company 123 Avn. I think you where in the same air strip just to the other side of us. I do remember the Warlords.

        Give me a call 414-651-1259
        Im in Milwaukee Wisconsin

          • Yeah, A Co. & E Co. parked there ships on the north side of Active and B Co. and DivArty parked on the south side of the Ky Ha North Pad. I don’t remember a tiger being killed while I was there. But that doesn’t mean much, there were lot’s of things that went on, that I don’t remember.

          • I have a picture of a tiger we killed in a mechanical ambush about that time. I remember it was starting to get a little ripe when we brought the head on the chopper to DucPho. Maybe the same one? B/4/3

  43. I was in the Americal from June 1970 to May 1971. I am looking for anybody who was in Co. B, 26th Engineers during that time. I was the Supply SGT for most of that year. We moved from LZ Bayonet the first few days I was in country to a SeaBee base on the bay in Chu Lai with sidewalks and select air conditioners. B Company Supply had half a tin warehouse with armory and supply cage. Ed Celaya was my armorer and Steve Leedahl was my driver.
    CPT Cannello was the CO and Herbert W. Shedd was 1st SGT. Dale Kulbago ran commo and Bill Nyberg was the company clerk.

    • Americal has a face book page and there are a couple of guys on there from B company 26th in that time frame.
      C co 26th Eng bn 68/69

  44. I am trying to locate current contact info (email/phone/address) for EUGENE E. CAREY who was a SSG with D Co. 5/46 198 LIB Americal Div, stationed at LZ Gator in 1969 and early 1970. I believe he was from either North or South Carolina and would be in his late 60′s or early 70′s at this point in time.

    Thanks for any help or leads.

    Robert K. Wight (1LT, Infantry, 1st Platoon D Co.)

  45. I was the Mess Sgt in the HHB 3rd BN 16th Arty. Americal Div in Vietnam 3 Oct 1969 to Jul 70. If there is anyone that was there during that time could you please email me. I am looking for some picture date from that time, mine got lost in a move.
    Thank you

    • In March of 1970 to April 03, 1970, I was SP 5 minority assigned to SCVB BRTY 3/16 ARTY APO 96374 as the morning report clerk. While assigned to the unit I recalled a person who was a civilian baker from New York and was also a baker at the location and every morning we were allowed to take a break to enjoy coffee and some deserts prepared by this individual. I also recalled the first Sergeant instructed me and Sp 4 Dover from South Carolina to construct a mail room in the area where I worked on the morning report. I recalled learning to adjusting to the noise from the 155 Artillery firing. I would help the artillery personnel stack the artillery ammunition for exercise. I recalled going to work in the morning and using a paint brush to clean my work area. My assignment to the unit was short because my MOS stated I should be working at a battalion level so I was able to get reassigned to 23rd Admin Co

      • I left Hawaii on December 5,67 got to Vietnam about two weeks later, started out my tour with HQ. Battery 6/11 artillery, was infused to 3/16 A Battery. l was on hill 54, and a few other pplaces, that I can’t remember the names of, I see them in my mind, but can’t remember the names.l remember some of the, Black,I think he was from Boston

        • Hi! Im doing a little searching for my dad. He was in 68-69, he was in the 3/16 americal. I remember him talking about LZ west. He also has mentioned he was with a guy from Boston. I didn’t ask his name though. I’m just wondering if you may have been with him? His name is Bill or Billy Reed. I’d love to hear from you if so! my email is

      • I served with C Battery 3/16th Artillery April 15,1971 to Feb 21, 1972. I was on the guns with Sgt. Dean Lazzaro ( not sure of last names spelling) from Chicago ? Then SSgt. Edwards took over as the gun chief. I was from Boston , MA area. I still see Sgt. Howard ” Herbie” Hernandez ,from Los Angles, CA, every year. I still keep in touch with Sgt. Bob Pelly, who was rushed to the Navy Hosp. in Da Nang from Firebase Rawhide ( Hill 65) for his appendix. I would like to hear from anyone from the battery. Bob Swasey

        • I was in the 3rd/16th from about 10/70 to 8/71 in FDC. Was there when we convoyed to Rawhide the were lifted to Hill 151. My memory is we convoyed from Mo Duc, south of Quang Nghia City to Rawhide.

  46. co b 1/6 198 lt inf brigade feb 68 to feb 69 looking for guys that remember me started on m60 then rto then machine gun sgt,some of the names i remember:bunch,linda,hanselman,batiest,coop,ross,buckey.

  47. To anybody who is interested please contact me on my email. I was on LZ Liz from 9/70 to 9/71 with 1st Platoon, C Co 1/20th, 11th Bde. I have some old orders from back then that I am going to send to the Locator to see what happens. I do not remember very many of the guys names I was with. Thanks for your help.

  48. I am a high school teacher from Chesapeake, Va and my students are engaged in a community history project honoring Vietnam veterans killed in the war as well as their families. I am looking for anyone who may have known Claude Thomas Jenkins of the 198th, 52nd Infantry, I battalion, A company. He was killed April 12, 1969

    A grateful American

    Craig Blackman

  49. I am working our family tree and would like suggestions on where to find information on the following. Thomas F. smith Jr, D Co, 9TH Inf, 4Th BN , died military region 3-Gia Dinh. d.o.d 3 Mar 1968
    Thomas F. Smith Sr.743rd Bomber Grp–455th Bomber Group Dates of service 11-28-42/9-5-45. WWII prisoner of war Shumen Bulgaria

  50. Looking for information about what Infantry my father was in. His name was Herbert L. Holt, he was in D Company and American Division during WWII.

    • William Harrington was at chi lai in 69-70 with hhb 3/16 art on cherry hill,like to hear from anyone I might have served with

    • Hi Gayle. I served in the Americal Division (Artillery) during WW2 The last letter of its name was (L) (not N). It was formed and named on the island of New Caledonia in early 1942. When the war began on Dec 7 1941, all local national guard units were activated. Three of those 3 were regiments: the 132nd from Massachusetts, the 164th from Illinois and the 182nd from North Dakota. They were sent first to south Australia, then to New Caledonia. That was where they were formed into an Army Division, with their supporting artillery and other units. Like most army divisions, it had 3 Infantry Regiments. Every Army Infantry Regiment consists of units called Companies, listed alphabetically starting with A. So the Americal Division (so-named by its own members, and never assigned a number) had 3 Companies “D”. You could track your father, Herbert L. Holt’s Company “D” if you know if he came from one of those original National Guard Units, or, if not, whether he ever mentioned knowing many soldiers from one of those 3 states. Coincidentally, I had an uncle in WW-1, whose name was Herbert B. Holt. Good Luck, Gayle!

  51. Try to locate Sgt William Johannson who was wounded with Charlie Co. 4/31 196LIB. Not sure of the last name spelling. I believe he was from California.

  52. Looking to contact anyone serving on LZ Siberia 68-69. I was in C Battery, 3/82, Americal Division (105mm howitzers) at that time.

    • I was there,worked FDC you know “stand by battery …FIRE.” I was actually assigned to HHQ Battery and attached to DELTA Battery.If I didn’t have pictures I’d be hard to track.We moved every 7-10 days or so it seams.We actually built Siberia from the ground up.This is how I recall it 45 years later. Our CO was Captain McCloud.I think our official address went something like this D Battery 3/82 Artillery 4 th Bn. 31st Inf.196 Lt Inf. Bde. Americal Divsion …earth. Have you had any there contacts?

    • I was on the advance party there to start building our parapit and such for gun 2 we had serious rain and basically ran out of food, thankfully i had saved up the wax tasting choclate bars from the c ration crackers! There were about 8or 10 of us and a crazy guy from engineers with a tiny dozer. I remember a guy named Gable who transferred to somewhere else. and a guy naned Villagratcia in my section. Our section leader was a good guy. maybe his name was Buck.

  53. Would like to hear from anyone who served with Cpl. Charles E. Nicastro….H&S Co. 3rd.Amtrac Bn. 1st Marine Div. He was killed in Chu Lai on May 29, 1966 by a mine. It’s been 48 years and I still cannot get over it. He was my husband.

    • Hi June,
      I saw your story and just wanted to say how sorry i am for your loss. I was in the Americal Division,Army in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and i was in the I nfantry and after 48 years you still are not over your loss. It still seems like yesterday for me too. At some point i hope you can move on. You will never forget but you have to move on.
      Larry Toppi

  54. I’m looking for any information on SGT. Roy Everett Bright with company D 31st infantry 169th LIB Americal Division. I’m his brother and was only 9 years old when he was killed in Quang Tin, Vietnam in 1969. looking for someone in his unit or knew him, I know very little about him, A story or anything would be great. I have a few pictures of him and other from Vietnam but don’t know who they are.

  55. I was on professional with Delta 5/46 198th. When mine killed men.April 1971? Dog set off mine. Phone 1-931-363-3021 Leave Message

  56. Hello! I’m searching for any information and/or accounts about my father, Michael Gardner (served in Chu Lai around 1967-68). He never spoke about his time there, so I don’t have much information other than a small batch of scanned photos. My father passed away in 2009 (he was 63 years old). Any information about my father, or even some general information about Chu Lai (combat-related or otherwise) during those years would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  57. Hi my name is Horace Cooper I serve with the 5th/46 INF from Sept 68 to Sept 69 at LZ Gator. They call me Sgt Coop. I would like to get in contact with anyone who serve with me doing that time . When I left I was in charge of issues
    out ammo.

        • Hey Bud … thanks for contacting us. Welcome Home Brother. You should receive all the info on the Americal Reunion in Houston from my wife shortly. Keep in touch!

    • hey coop. I was with 3/16 Arty. I was at lz Gator from June 68 to about Nov.68. Do u recall the tower, Flash OP? U may know Hatch, aka Hatchett, good man!! Welcome Home bro.

      • Yes bro I did know him and you. Good to hear you made it back. I will stay in contact now. Welcome home

  58. Looking for anyone from A Company 523 Signal from October 1967 thru October 1968. Please contact Samuel Smith cell 586-615-5149.

  59. hello and thank you all vets for your service. I am doing some research on my uncle Sgt. Donald Sidwell was with Co B 1/46th 198th lib 68-69 was in tet offensive I am looking for a Mr Taylor last known from Louisiana was in same unit as my uncle. Mr Taylor was involved in a chopper crash maybe around Nov-68 RPG hit the chopper put it into a spin Mr Taylor was thrown out the door My uncle Donald and others carried him to a safer place and called in another dust off . I don’t have a first name for Mr Taylor all I have is Louisiana any help would be greatly appreciated thank you all and God Bless….

    • would like to share with everyone that I with the help of this website, Mr. Drapczuc, and Mr. Broadwell we have located Mr .Philip R Taylor that was involved with the medevac crash that my uncle SGT Donald Sidwell was also involved with Nov,6th 1968. Still looking for a Mr. Barry Tate from California and a Cawley Green from Florida.
      Co. B 1/46th 198th lib Americal 68-69

  60. Hello everyone. I am looking for anyone who served with A Co, 523rd signal Bn, Chu Lai, during 1970 and 1971.
    I remember Plotner(from Ca),Milford(tracktor races,E3),Shouldress(sp? from S. or N, Dokota,generator mechanic),”Muddy” Waters(Tx),Armant(sp,generator mechanic).
    I worked at DTOC taking care of the division radio’s.
    I’m from Boston and sometimes I was called “Boston Baked Bean” or “Sully”.
    Plotner and I had our own AV setup to record music and sell cassettes to the troops.Want to see if you dudes made it back.
    Hope to hear from you.

  61. I am looking for anyone that served with my dad (Mark Chapman), he was in the Americal Division 198th Brigade Delta 1/52. He was based out of Chu Lai 1970/1971. My dad is doing good. Just would like to know the men that served with him and that may have pictures and stories of their time there together.

      • He also went to basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. And Tigerland at Fort Polk, LA. So anyone that knew him then too please contact me too.

    • Iproudly served with a Mark Chapman at hhb 3/16 art. on cherry hill by the rock quarrary in Chu lia 1969-70

      • hey sarge,welcome home I was in hq battery 3\16 arty -survey section-in chu lai near the rock quarry -I never knew it as cherry hill,but iwas there came from 2\11 arty -went home dec 67–chck out 2nd btn 11th artillery on facebook-some good photos

  62. I’m looking for any photos or information on my dad who served in the 196th Light Bragade from May 1967, 1969-70, etc. He was a helicopter gunner. We are looking for any history or photos of him for the family history. His name was Duane R. Lowe and I don’t know what his rank was then. Thanks for any help.

  63. Searching for picture(s) of Benny Joe Lewis served with D Co. 4th Bn. 21st Inf. 11 Light Inf. Bde. Benny was KIA 05/18/68.

    • james long do you recall a sgt beane hit in head by a flachet from a can round & medavac out to field hospital in keysanh area i was the tc on my tank track technicians never recieved my perple heart if so i could use ur help please beane2go@yahoo,com

  64. Am still looking for Greg Beckmann, “Mouse” and Sergio “Ralph” Gonzales
    Served with Greg and Ralph at Camp Fulkner, 1/1 Cav, 196th Infantry, DaNang, B Troop, 1971. I have spotted your posts on this blog.
    Hopefully you will find this posting

    John Snyder went bt JR

    contact me at

    I have lots of pictures and stories to tell.

    After all, it’s been over 42 years….

    • Hi John,
      A friend of mine saw your post and texted it to me. I tried to find you for quite a while on different sites for buddy finders but had no luck and haven’t tried anymore for quite some time now. I moved from Stockton, Ca. to La Grange, Tx. almost a year ago. I am going to move back to Ca. in a few months. A lot has happened with me also, life has been crazy. Contact me again and we can talk sometime and catch up some.
      Your old Track Driver and TC, Larry.

    • My name is David Ballard and I was assigned to B Trp 1/1 Cav from Nov 71 until standdown, in Mar 72 Cpt Ernest T Bubb was the Co and Lt Hirsh was eemy platoon Ldr. Do you have pics? Love to see any. We were reassigned to Co C 2/1 Inf and later the 3/21 Inf until standown I’m Aug 72

  65. Looking for anyone from 1/1 CAV that was at Camp Faulkner in DaNang 1970-1971. I was in B Troop, 1st Platoon as a M-60 gunner and then a APC driver.

    My name is John Snyder….went by JR back then (everybody had a nick name).

    Am new to this site and tried to reply to Greg Beckman (Mouse) and to Sergio “Ralph” Gonzales……..guess my reply’s are under review.

    Anyone in that troop can contact me at

  66. I am looking for anyone who served with my brother Scott D. Giguiere anywhere from 1969-1971. He served in the following: 1st Bn 6th Inf, 198th Inf Bde, Americal Div, US Army, Vietnam Thank you.

    • I think my dad may have served with your brother. His name was William Collier (“Bill”). He never told us much (if anything) about his service. I believe he was there in 68 and 69. I found a picture of him the unit information: LZ Minutemen, E Mortars, 1/6 198 LIB

      • WORTH A SHOT.

        I WAS A SGT.

      • Hi Jeff,
        Your father may have served with Scott. If you have time and you are willing, please contact me at 770-552-1987 or email me at Thank you for any help you can give. All the best, Kathy

    • I was the 1st platoon medic with A company, 1/6th, 198 LIB, ’68-’69 ..what company?

    • HELLO,
      I WAS A SGT.

    • HELLO,
      I WAS A SGT.

    • HELLO,
      I WAS A SGT.

    • HELLO,
      I WAS A SGT.

  67. Looking for anyone who served with me in Chu Lai, March 69 to 70, at HQ& HQ Co. 23rd S&T. Names I remember, Zelinsky, Cooper, Valdez, Street.

    • I am looking for anyone,who served with my brother James S.Outterbridge Jr.He was and is from Phila,Pa. I can barel read his DD214,but it says HHC or HHQ 23 S&T Americal Division Chu-Lai.If any of you know my brother please contact me at my e-mail or 215-882-4920.To all of you Welcome Home.

      • P.S. My Brother James S.Outterbridge Jr.,served from Aug 1969 to August 1970. Again either HHC or HHQ 23 S&T Bn Or Co.Chu-Lai

  68. Continuing to search for A Co 5/46 vets who served from 1967-1971. If you served in this unit and have not been contacted, please email me at or call 910.862.9543. To date, some 239 vets from the unit have been found alive. However, we estimate there are 350 yet to be found.

      • I have located capt. schopp and have talked to him he turned me on to a book about the 198th called our war by lt.col.taylor if you were in the 5/46th you need to read this

        • Bob rothenburgh oct 68 oct 69 bravo co read book talked with David Taylor how’s CPR. Schopp doing. Damn good officer.

  69. served in viet-nam with a company 523rd signal bt from april 1969 to nov 1970 my nick name was the kid just looking for old friends to see if our company really exhistested army has no records of if thanks

  70. I am looking anyone who has served in the Americal Div. from May 1970-71 11th inf. 4/21 E company. I was also know as ” Roy Boy”.

    • Hi Roy, I was there Sept70-Mar71. Sniper along with Sgt. Dane, Hank Redding, Marty Gentile, and Donald Ray Kaminski (Skee) KIA 12/25/70. Also remember CO had call sign Pallidin and Poncho-silver star recipient. I remember we lost 2-3 one day Lt.and 2 others can’t remember names but one was maybe from northeast and was always clowning around. I remember a few nights earlier we had to talk him out of bunker where he slept, he was shooting misquitoes with a 45. My ph. 606-474-6162

    • I was a sergeant in the s-1 shop when you came to duc pho..your company was the recon guys..i remember danny notley and a guy called frenchy


  72. Hi, it’s beem a while since I looked at the Americal website or locator. I was medic for 3rd pltn, B Co., 3/21, 196th LIB in 1970-1. Still looking for other guys from the platoon, including Dave Spaeth, Donny Ruff, Danny Harris, Kerry O’Donnell, having touched base with a few of the other guys. Will check this website every so often to see if I might find you.

    • Hi Dave,
      I wonder if you remember a Scott Giguiere from West Sacramento, CA who may have served with you. If you do, could contact me at Thank you so much, Kathy Haynes

  73. would like to hear from any guys who were in 55th arty quad 50′s on firebase liz 69-70 they had their bunker inside hill next to aidstation, they had black lights,a big state-of-art reel -reel tape console, lumimous posters a big icebox filled with cold beer, and steaks! i would come in from the bush and bring them nva stuff and the party was on! they treated me great,and they were great guy”s and those guns were peabringer’s anyone out there know’s them please notify me.

  74. I am looking for anyone from the Company B 9th S&T that was stationed in Ben luck from Jan – June of 1967. I am looking for anyone. I am Richard Williamson Grandson. He has been trying to find anyone from that timeframe and I would like to help him out.

    Please email me back if you have any info. email is


  75. B/3/18 Tien Phuoc 12/70-8/71 Looking for anyone from ammo section-maint or gun one ,Was nicknamed Ogle ,I looked like a guy who deros’ed before I got there . Would like to hear from McCall,Spooney Saunders and anyone else . Hope you are all well.

      • No I didn’t get to the unit until December 70′. We still had pieces of the tube around the hill. I was there when the guns personell bunker took a hit from a 122 mm rocket. A couple guys were inside at the time and got messed up a little,they made it back after a while.

        • Paul Nunn I think I might remember you when did you deros. I was with the unit until stand down.That was the enfd of September71.

        • Paul Nunn I think I might remember you when did you deros. I was with the unit until stand down.That was the enfd of 207 490 2153

          • I was in an engineering co. working on the runway at Tien Phuoc when an 8″ gun (I think) exploded injuring or killing several men. I’d like to know more about it.

    • AND…want to know about battery after I left. Know one person who went to Mary Ann and got out 11/70 but don’t know which guns went there or for how long. Heard they got overrun around 3/71 and some were kia and wounded. How many guns stayed in Tien Phuoc and for how long? Many questions, few answers.

      • There was a book written about the attack on Mary Ann. I was in B Btry when it happened. Almost everyone was killed. Officer corp were brought up on charges for dereliction of duty.

    • hey ray-I was in suvey section 3\16-i was at tien phouc in nov 67 for awhile .–I remember we only had one gun at that green beret camp-there was a marine there that the marine corp had forgotten about always wondered what happened to him–I went home end of nov 67 –I heard that the camp was overrun during tet–looks like you might have been there.always thought iwas lucky to get out when I did..i just read toinite that part of the camp was overrun,but the camp artillery saved the day next morning -welcome home brother

    • hi I am McCall spooney was my buddy I knew saunders I was in maintness I don’t remember many guys from there
      but I have a question . what was the name of the place we were at
      I live in ky at this time

  76. Looking for anyone from 1/1 CAV that was at Camp Faulkner in DaNang 1970-1971. I was in B Troop, 1st Platoon as a APC driver. As I recall, the Americal Division stood down and we were transfered to the 1st Infantry Division that returned to the states and were stationed at Fort Riley Kansas until the end of our service. Lived off fort in Manhattan Kansas before returning to Orange California.

    • I’m trying to leave a reply, “Mouse”, but am having trouble….guess I don’t know this site and how it works……

      I tried to get ahold of you one night, when I was down in Disneyland in the late 70′s, but your dad couldn’t find you.

      I’m John Snyder …or JR. I painted the “Keep on Trackin” on the APC.

      Drop me a line sometime…..

    • Greg – I lived with you in KS after we returned from overseas. My guess is that you are still in Southern California someplace, but whenever I would look for you, too many Beckmans in the phone book. Woould be pleased to have a burger and a beer and talk about old times. Cotty

  77. D 1/46, 196th lib Americal Looking for anyone that remembers SGT. Burk was KIA that was his nick name, also Hank KIA and Steve KIA I was a skinny 18 year old That carried the M-60 most of my tour. Saw SGT MCcully back home not long after getting home Another guy in our Squad Pat Mehaul and a Jersey.
    I found a Robert Birkholtz that fits the time frame but it says he was with the 198th

    • D 1/46 196th couple other guys were Truck driver and Berry anyone know where we wre when we hooked up with the tanks and APC’s and all hell broke loose in that vally Medivac crashed Thats Where Hank was KIA

      • Mr.Baxter thank you for your service. I have been doing some research on my uncle SGT.Donald Sidwell could you tell me what year this was my uncle was with Co.B 1/46th 198th lib 67-69 an tet offensive 68 the medevac that he was on crashed he survived but was injured pretty bad thank you for any information..

        • Would have been june or july 1970 that the chopper crashed pilot came in too hot and snapped off the tail rotter Pilot tried to kill himself a couple times but our guys stopped him. Never understood that.

          • thank you for your reply, but I think this chopper crash took place around Oct-Nov of 68, involving a Mr.taylor and my uncle Sgt.Donald Sidwell

          • i with a troop in july 70 in a valley when a medc choper came in for a sgt got sick your right he came in to hot the valley was a hot spot the shit hit the fan the next morning i was stuck there for a week i made it two high ground and watch c troop get the shit beat out of them on the last day going out the track behind me took a hit in the side i saw it comeing over a mile away like like a red ball a fire out of the hills it was not a rpg or a 122 rocket i only had 3 days left lost 4 guys that day 13 out of 25 the year i was there were kia i had my brother kia 1966 173 airbrone he was there 11 days so i hated the vc and nva never took one alive i didnt like the south i shot a few of them the sell you shit doing the day and become vc at night thats the way it is im still in shape if the man comes looking i can still fight i learned the hard way the groverment or cops dont what a bunch of baby killers marching on dc armed to take back whats ours freedom

    • I am looking for anyone who remembers Fred Short who was a “boatperson” (so named because of how the troops were transported to Vietnam. He came over in October of 1967 with “A” co, then around Feb of ’68 was sent over to “D” co. I am researching his service on behalf of his son, and looking for info on any valorous action on his part, in order to give him proper recognition. I believe he was removed from the field due to malaria in or around July of 1968. Anyone who may remember him please contact me directly, and to all of you, thank you for your service.

  78. Looking for more guys from B/3/18 Tien Phuoc. Walter McCall Spooney ,Doug Sanders .,ect Just want to see how you guys are doing.

  79. I was NCOIC of classified message center, was with advance party of task force oregon set up classified message cent also acted as classified courier. Still trying to locate Mike White, was buck sgt and worked in transportation

  80. Can anybody give info.on vets.that served in Americal Division 3/16 b battery Tien Phouc in Oct.1968 to Oct.1969.My uncle Buddy Wilson is trying to find info.I remember a story he told about saving the men,Their was the bad guys sneaking up on them and he seen them and jumped on the gun and started shooting.If anyone remembers this please reply i would love to help him.I love my uncle very much and would love to help him.

        • Hi My dad Buddy Phillips served with a Buddy Wilson on River Boat Patrol in Vietnam. He is very interested in finding his old buddies also. He also served with a Steve Carpenter, Capt. Olsen he patrolled several rivers Nha Be and My Tho is the main 2 he remembers. I have a picture of Buddy Wilson and 4 other members of the PBR if that would help. my email is:

  81. I’m trying to research my great-grandfather who served in WWII, Paul Titta. He was from Cincinnati, Ohio and served from June 1942-December 1945.

    The only written information he left behind was the following:
    337th Ordnance
    Paul- Veteran World War II
    South Pacific
    Grade: Sgt
    Served in: USA, New Guinea, Philippines, Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Sendai)

    I know he was part of the XIV Army Corps, Americal Division from the uniform patches he left behind. If anyone knew him during the war, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me at I teach high school social studies and would like to be able to share with students some stories about him when I teach WWII. Thank you so much!

  82. Hello fellow vets. I am looking for any information on my Stepdad, Sgt. Charles (aka Chuck or Charlie) Roland Chaplin. He was stationed in Chu Lai, Vietnam circa 1968-1971. He received a Bronze Star for his service. My stepfather is gravely ill and we trying to get him VA Benefits. VA is missing records for him and we are trying to piece together any information you might have. Please contact me if you have any info. Many thanks and thank you for your service!

    • Have you tried to contact NPRC ? They have our military records. just pop NPRC on the internet and it will give you an address to send a request for info. Not knowing what the hang up is with the VA, Your dad’s DD214 should show him going to Vietnam and show listed his Bronze Star. To save yourself a lot of aggravation, contact your local VFW or DAV and they have what is called a Veterans Service Officer and they can help. I hope this helps you

    • vet center helped my Dad with so-called “missing records”.
      He spent 20+ years trying to find the records and was told they were missing, gone, burned in a fire, etc.
      Went to the vet center around 05 and they got the info/paperwork within a week. His claim went through.

      He got “back pay” but passed from cancer in 2009 just shy of the mark that would allow my mother to collect after his death (despite his original claim being filed in the 80s. They only went back to 01 or 02.)
      Got screwed over pretty good on that one.

      Good luck though, hope it works out for you.

  83. I’m looking for Chris Broussard, who was a member of the Weapons Platoon, Charlie Co., 3/1 11th LIB, Americal Division. I think he may have been assigned to Fort Riley in Kansas after DEROS from Nam. I was a combat medic assigned to 2nd. Platoon, Charlie Co., and Chris was a good friend. I recently met a couple guys at a Hill 4-11 Reunion that were Weapons Platoon members, knew Chris, but lost track of him like I did. Please provide any info you might have concerning your knowledge of him or his whereabouts. Doc Hahm

    There was a Leo Broussard in our company, but that’s not him.

  84. Looking for anyone in Company D 1st Battalion 46th Infantry Americal Division Apo 96374 Especially Staff Sergeant Harold Miller Served in VIETNAM from September 1969 to September 1970. Or his family.. I have his Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Would like to get it back to them….Anne Marie

    • I serve with D 1/46 196th nov 1969 nov 1970 was a skinny 18 year old carried the M-60 most of my tour. VA says my hearing loss is not service related WTF

  85. All living dealing members of Co E (Recon) 1st Bn 6th Inf, Americal Div, Serving on LZ Dottie, LZ Bayonet, Hill 270 feel free to contact me. Dates of time was May 70 to Aug 71. Corkie Smith, Scottie Chambers, LT Tardy. Nice hearing from those that would like to make contact. Also Ed Coffee of which was friendly fire, friendly fire from our own choppers, 60 gunner was wounded( I believe name was Butch from Ga. J. D. Lair( The Man). I could go on but Reenlisting and staying another tour. Charlie had other plans. 252-292-4160. Regards to ya’ll aka Mav, Hotrod….. So young

  86. I was a combat correspondent and photographer for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade from May 1970-April 1971. My first mission in the bush was with the Charlie Tigers of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry in September 1970. On the first day of this mission we stopped on the side of a mountain trail for the night and I prepared to lay down, but there wasn’t room on the terraced ledge for all of the command post to lay. I moved up to the next terrace where the grunts gave me a hard time saying I would have to pull guard duty with them. I assured them that I would be happy to pull guard duty with them. I bent over to place my camera under my steel pot for the night and that is when the forward observer (also on his first mission in the bush) laid down on the terrace below and set off a bobby trap. He lost both legs and several other troops were wounded and had to be dusted off that night. I was bent over and didn’t catch any of the shrapnel. If anyone reading this was involved in this mission, please contact me at I have pictures of a number of the men in this company published in a book, “In the Shadow of Danger: Photographs of the Vietnam War, 1970-71″.

    • Hi Bob

      I was in HHC, 4/21 Infantry in Supply as a E2. I would love to buy you book. I was at Duc Pho from June 1970-July 1971.


      Please reply when you get a chance

      • FRED
        My name is Dan(chico) Valdez and I was at Duc Pho from 1969 to 1970
        I was MACV responsible for the passenger terminal and lived in the tent next to it
        If you remember me, please contact me at and out LZ BRONCO as subject

    • Bob the incident was on Aug. 31,1970. there was 5 U.S. WIA, plus 1 kit carson. 843-455-3612 I was one of the wounded.

    • ON July 12 1970 I Was the Arty FO (from B-Btry 3/82 LZ Center) assigned to C – 3/21st Inf. We Lost 3 KIA & several wounded in Firefight including Cobra Airstrike & later same day on Mines/booby traps on a Hilltop as we went to Night Lagger . This was North of Rd from Tam Ky to Tien Phouc (433?) We’d Pulled Rd. security for a Convoy & then sent a Platoon on with convoy for security so were kinda “under strength” anyway. BAD DAY ! We were patrolling to North of that Rd. someplace when all this Went Down – what a mess ! Thank God for Dustoffs !
      Sorry to hear one of Our FO’s was Blown away later as described subsequently. I ‘d replaced a Lt. Barker or Barker that had also been killed up in Heip Duc in Feb or March of 70 I was told? Lot of Combat for C – 3/21st & God Bless those GUYS – Nunez, Wicks, & Drane having givin their last measure of devotion that day. I can NEVER FORGET & remain Thankful I was assigned to FDC @ Tien Phouc firebase by Aug. with Our General Support/Heavies the rest of My Tour (Til May 71) .
      Those who were Light Infantrymen – and those sharing their burden & sacrifice – NONE BETTER or Braver.

  87. Just received news that Brian D Reynolds D Company 5th/46th recently passed away in Illinois. Brian was wounded in mid 1968 and was transferred to Chu Lai hospital to finish his time. He left Nam in March 69 and lived in the Chicago area then moved to Oregon and later moved back to Chicago. I have his obituary if anyone wants to see it.

    • I replaced Brian at the 312th Evac Hospital in July after being wounded during Operation Russell Beach. I had tried a reach Brian at a Chicago tel number. He and I had become good friend while he was with D Co.before Capt. Smith selected him for the liaison position. Great Guy.

  88. Looking for anyone who knew Edward Kenslow, from Oklahoma. His cousin and I are putting a ribbon box together as a gift to him, and would like ANY input from those who knew them. He’s ill and needs his spirits lifted.
    Thanks in advance! God bless you guys.
    Cpl Dave Runkle
    Vietnam Vet US Army
    SMSgt USAFR C5 Galaxy (Ret)

  89. Looking for any info on a Lt. Wooden, who was at the Americal Combat Center in 1969, or a Sgt. Fultz of 198th LIB at LZ Bayonet. This concerns a grenade explosion July 10, 1969, at orientation building at Bayonet that killed my cousin, WO Nicholas L. Venditti, and two other new arrivals.

    • I was on bunker guard when this happened. At orientation the instructors would toss a dummy grenade into group to check the response from group. Somehow they got hold of live one. Will never forget aftermath. I was with E Co recon


      • I was between missions with RECON when this happened. Somehow the dummy grenade used was switched with live one. Heard explosion did not realize what happened ’til chopper came hauling ass to evacuate casualties. mostly new guys. Saw many sights this was one of worst.

  90. I was with the H Trp 17th Cav from May 1967 to Jan 1968. I was transfer to C/1st/1Cav .and medic to Japan in April 1968

    • I was with H Trp 17th Cav 198th LBE from May 1967-1968. Went over my boat in Oct 67 on USS Ushpur went to Chu-Chi. then in 1968 was transfer to C/.1st.sq/1st Cav.We work with 1/46/Inf. 1/52 Inf. pulled strong point at night.

    • My Name is Carl Brookins and I was station there at Lz Bayonet with 49Th Signal/HHC from April 1968 until Dec. 1968 I transferedup to the 198Th from the 11TH LIB down in LZ Bronco I”ve been looking to locate anyone from that time and this unit , benn loking for a SGT.Willie Tanner who I served with and others’ feel free to Email back Welcome Home God Bless You.I live in Corpus Christi Tx.

    • We went to Vietnam by ship, you, Kevin Fornal and I did KP in the officers mess. Kevin and I were later infused to the 11th Infantry Bde.

  91. Harold “Woody” Preston B Brty 3rd/ 16th Arty. Sorry to say Woody passed this month in Tenn. Rest in peace bro.

    • mr.frayne did you serve in the 3/16 b battery in tien phouc in oct.1968 to oct.1969?my uncle,buddy wilson served their and im trying to find some of his buddies.he can only remember a kenneth blackwell.sometimes we talk about his time over their and i told him i would try and find his buddies.i appericate your help.thank you

    • Remember Woody somewhat. Sad. I was on gun 4 from 4/69-5/70 at Tien Phuoc. 3/16th having a reunion in Colorado Springs CO Sept 2014.

  92. I am looking for anyone who was with Co B, 6th Support Battalion between Dec 1967 and the time the unit became part of the 723d Maint Bn in early 1969. Looking for Kucera (mail clerk), van Overloop, Holmes, Young, Cpt. Crouch, SSG Allen, Biggs, Greene, Overby, McGinnis, Dozier, Cpt Griffin or Griffith. That’s about all the names I can recall. I was in the trans platoon for a while then company clerk. Salyers and I are trying to arrange a reunion if there’s any interest. I spoke with Kucera and Cpt Crouch a few years back but have lost touch. You can reach me at

    • i was with b co in 67 went to nam by boat from hawaii i reconize overby name was in country 68 have located minus kettleman langley opinui its good to find someone who was there the whole time we never knew what that hii ll was called we called it montazuma we started on top of the hill with no perimerters sitting in holes at night till we built bunkers and worked our down the hill to the bottom and set up a landing strip any way it was a unike ex for a 76s20 haha cant find cardona shilling davis cox kearse halliday barton cline epps salazer renfro williams ?i didnt foget you castro grimes grahm sgt arnold

      Call the number after my name to contact me.

    • hello everyone……..i am looking for anyone who served in viet nam in 1966 to 1967 with the infantry 1st divison, 2nd squad 1st platoon c-company. i am in good health and i would like to connect with any of my guys. stand strong and God bless, doug p burton

    • Was with A company 1969 to Oct 1970 In the first months with A co I helped build the inside paneling of the houches with the pine wood from rocket boxes and all the electrical work

  93. Lt McDaniel, Lt are you the same Lt that volunteered with us to go to Duc Pho .
    We left the Gordon on a LST ,and landed on the beach and were taken to Duc Pho. Never forgot how scared we all were, we didn’t let it show. I can be reached at:

  94. I’m trying to find any information on my grandfather. Anything that could point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. His name was SGT Howard T. Gaver and he crossed the Pacific on the USAT David C. Shanks in March of 1944. He remained overseas through the occupation of Japan in the Yokohama-Kawasaki-Yokosuka are. That’s everything that I know. Thanks for the help, and Thank you all for your service.

  95. Looking for B co. 9th Spt guys. Twang, Zubak,Vamvarkias,hayes,robinson reveneu,wilkinson and so many more great freinds

    • Greetings Dennis, the last time I saw you was in April 1967 at the supply/armorer course at Ft Lee. I was TDY from Ft Hood HHC 2(M)50th Inf 2d AD. I was a PFC 11H but I lucked out and was sent to the 76K course. I have a copy of the class roster and I remember some of the faces with the names. I ended up in the 9th Suppt Bn (can’t rememer which company) for a couple of months. Vamvakias, a Greek from Corpus Christi, Tx, was one of my good buds during that time. I still have a few pictures from the pool and Ft Lee. I ended up excess in 9th Suppt and because of my 11H, shortly to be 11B, mos I ended up in the 1/6th Inf in August 67. We left Ft Hood on 4 October 67 on the Upshur for exotic Vietnam. I know that I’m not one of your Vietnam memories but I thought that I would say hello anyway. Best Wishes. Remember it has only been 46 years!

      • Great to here from you! Welcome home buddy. I’ve been trying for years to locate David Vamvarkias, no luck. I remember Ft Lee real well. Trips to DC were great. Casino Royal and all those cool watering holes. Keep in touch, If you here from any of the old gang give them my e-mail .

        • Dennis, thanks for the response. I’ll dig through the old shoe box and pull out several of the Ft Lee and Ft Hood pictures and perhaps you might be able to recognize a few faces. I gave it some thought about Vamvakias he was either from Corpus Christi or Port Arthur, Texas. Memory slipping.
          Til next time,

          • Happy Veterans day! Whats up brother? Hows life treating you? Drop me a line if you get a chance

          • Dennis, Greetings and I hope that all is well with you. Did you receive my email with the Ft. Lee and Hood pictures? I used the email I found that you had given in the locater. Let me know if you didn’t receive them . I sent them during the first week in December. Take care of yourself.

  96. C Co/1/46 196th LIB Americal
    Grunt, LZ Professional Oct 69 – Mar 70
    Trying to remember some names.
    Remeber my Ptl Sgt was a Native American from California. Sqd leader was a red-headed string bean from KY, who re-enlisted for chopper school.
    Would be interested in hearing from others from C Co.

  97. Writing on this Memorial Day Weekend in hopes of finding a
    family member—friend—former classmate—and or any Americal
    Division Vietnam veteran that served with Cpl. Frank M Valentine
    —who died in DaNang, Vietnam, April 30, 1970.

    If you can help please go to the bottom of this locator page to a post
    dated January 31, 2012 for more complete information—and leave
    your reply. I will get back to you promptly.

    Thank you in advance—have a great Memorial Day—and blessings.

    Don Lott
    American Legion Frank M. Valentine Post #9
    Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

    In GOD We Trust

    • I am looking for people from the 23rd division that may have served with my uncle. His name is Sgt Roy R Smith. He went by Ronny and is from Texas

  98. I was in HHC 5/46th INF, and then transferred to 23rd S&T BN, end of 1967-and all of 1968. Looking for Rance Jones, III, Eugene Kessler, Tommy Soto, Capt. Dan Shackelford, Bill Burt, Ted Dombrowski, and anyone who served in both units.

    Here is my contact information:

    Marc Pacino
    CEO & Principal
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  99. E Co 1st 52nd 198th nov 68 nov 69 Looking for Lt Newell, Tom Wright, Greg Adams, others that I only remember nicknames, woody, sqeaky, Alabama, beads

  100. I was with B Troop 1/1 cav at camp faulkner Da Nang. I was hhq platoon.CO was EE Bubb. SQ CO was LTC Lorix.I remember names Vasquez, Estrada,Fuentes , Ford,Wheeler, Pappy Brown,sgt payne, Wooten, Buffkins, Myers, Top Davis, Lt hirsch, sgt cuttingham.I was 71 to 72. Andrade CO’ driver. Beckman, Griffin, Griffith, Sgt colligan “SF”. sp5 Hill clerk.

    • Greg “Mouse” Beckmann here. Driver for LT. Hersch in the ” KEEP ON TRACK’N APC. I live in Orange, CA How the hell are you?

    • A little bit of a shocker reading Gonzales message. Was with alpha troop 1/1 cav 1970-1971. was at camp faulkner Danang just before leaving vietnam. Tank commander Alpha 27 sheridan assault vehicle second platoon.

    • Was at camp faulker in DaNang at the same time frame. With A troop 1/1 cav but at that time all units were in DaNang. If my memory is correct,I know you more from Chu Lai base camp.

    • Ok guys…..Now I know I have contacted the right group. After seeing some of those names. There was Larry Griffin…Greg Beckmann was “Mouse”, Griffith was “Clay”, the older guy from Texas, was “Grandpa”, (don’t remember his name). Oh yes, I remember Lt. Hirsh. I wish I could post photos, cause I have a bunch. Steve Meyer, from chicago. Thought He saw a bus drive by, one night on guard duty, in the bush.
      CO EE Bubb……Gotta be Capt. Bubbles…. and Sargent Rock.
      Can’t believe I actually found this site……
      I was the guy who painted “Keep on Trackin”.
      Contact me for pictures, if you like.

      John Snyder ….went by JR.
      Live in Cle Elum, Washington

    • Cottingham here – try checking out the 1/1 Cav website for the 1/1 Cav Association info. They still have reunions and unit is re-flagged and at Ft Bliss in El Paso. Saw pictures last week of old troopers at most recent reunion in Sept 2013. There is also a 1/1 Cav Facebook page and a B Trp Facebook page, as well.

  101. I am looking for brother that was injured in the last two weeks of Jan. 1970 that might have been nicknamed Husky. I can’t remember his exact name because he was not there very long. I was going to walk point that day and my platoon leader told me to let someone else to walk point that day sense I didn’t have very long to go before I went home. We need someone to have experience before I left. He hit a booby trap grenade and I also got hit and fell down on top of him. I know it is a shame that I can’t remember what his name was but I can’t find out even in the military records that were release. They keep telling me that its someone else that wasn’t even in my squad or in my platoon. I was in the B. Co. 4th bn. 21st Inf. 11th Inf. Bde. Americal Division. I know I could bring back memories for you all but I can’t find out if he died or if he didn’t, I would like to know to have peace for myself. Thanks to all who reads.

    • I would like to know if he made it because I should have been the one. We have a reunion every year now and I think it is so great and comforting to see old friends again and talk. I won’t miss anymore reunions. I love all my brothers and can listen to them all day. I hope I can or would like to find this brother.

    • My father, Greg Carson, served in the same division that you listed above from 1970-1971. He passed away on Dec. 31st at the age of 62. He loved his fellow veterans and I would love to get in touch with anyone that knew my dad.

    • Hi Carl,
      My name is Kathy Haynes and my brother Scott Giguiere served during this time and described an incident like this during the same time period. If you remember the name, please contact me at Thank you….

  102. i have my father’s photos from vietnam but no names are written on any of them and he doesn’t like to talk about it. i was wondering if there may be a site where i could upload them and see if anyone could be identified. he was a medic in chu lai dec67 to aug 68. that’s about all i know.

    • Shelley, If you’re on Facebook, join this group (Americal Division Veterans Association) & create a photo album & upload them there. If you’ve only got a few, just upload right to the main page & explain what you’re looking for. List what unit he was with. For example I was in the infantry assigned to C Co 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade. You could just put C/1/6 198th for example. These guys will know what you’re talking about. Feel free to send me an E-mail if you need any other help. I live in Sidney Ohio. My wife & I were just at the Americal Division Veterans Association/Eastern Regional Chapter Reunion near Valley Forge PA this past weekend. Tell your dad “Welcome Home”.

      • mr deam,
        thanks for the advice. i have sent a request to mr brothers to be added to the page. it would be really great to be able to have names to go with the photos and maybe find someone who knew my dad. most importantly, thank you for your service!

      • Mr. Deam,
        I am trying to help my father find men who served with him. He was also in C/1/6 198th from October 67- October 68. I just happened to read your reply to see that you were also in this Company. His name is Charles Bush. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. My email address is

        Thank you,

      • Hey Mark- I was in C/1/6 198th from April 68-April 69. Was in squad with Tommy Thompson. I remember Bones, Harty(from Boston) and others, if you give me a few weeks to remember. Anyone sound familiar? Last 52 days was in rear as resupply NCO flying in Hueys.
        Jeff from Philly

        • Jeff Rimel, if you worked the resupply pad for your company do you remember Bud Isenberg, Harper, Hutson, or Rabelo? I was 44Hotel-the E5 who ran the pad. Isenberg was my replacement after Bill Spanky Stocks was killed. I was with 1/6Inf from Aug 1967-May 1969. Any way I hope life has been good for you. Best Wishes

    • I was in Co. B in 67 & 68. B 1/46 INF. I was in the Chu Lai area in 67 and 68. I might be able to help you.


      • mr drapczuk,
        thank you for responding. i really appreciate it. dad was in c company, 9th support, 198th lib, dec 67 to aug 68. he was a medic and spent most of his time in chu lai. his name is thomas walls and i think he was nicknamed ‘psych doc’ but i’m not certain. although i have his records they don’t really give much information and daddy doesn’t like to talk about it and i respect that. but i want my children to understand what he went through. what you ALL went through and continue to go through, as many things can’t be forgotten. my email is thank you for being willing to help and more importantly, thank you for your sacrifice!

        • I was in Co B , next to Co C were your father was. They did some life saving things there , I was treated there for a minor work injury. While there I saw some awful sites of locals getting wounded for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Those docs, had to work some miracals. I hope your dad opens up to you. It was an honor to serve with all those great GIs

    • My name is Roger Cook and I was a Medic with 1/22 A co from Feb 1967 to Jan 1968. I went into operation MedCap after Jan 1968. Your name Sounds very familar.

  103. Still looking for Jay Osborne, medic A-1/20th-11th LIB. 68-69. Contact Tommy Acosta ft Worth TX, 817-709-6335 Peace, Tommy-grunt

    • Sounds familiar. Hate to say this but I’m losing it and it didn’t start yesterday. I’ll be 68 in Mar 2014. I don’t think it’s just old age progression but also has something to do with Nam. Anyway, I was a medic and I served with Recon, Charlie, and Alpha company, 1/20th, 11th Bde., Americal Div. I think I served from Sep. or Oct 1968 until Oct 1969. Literally, my last fight was June the 10th, 1969. I think we had 5 KIA that day including Cpt David Walsh. You might try to ring my bell with some more information and may be I can be more helpful helpful. Before I leave I might mention that I had been promoted to E6 and was assigned to the aide station at Liz. I got a call that the remaining two medics, Boe and __?__ were wounded. I think they were taking care of the same guy. Two new medics from the clearing station at Duc Pho took their place the next day. I think it was on the 9th. Their names were Steingard and Gomez. Gomez was KIA on the 10th. By the way, Boe (mispelled ?) was from Houston. I saw him again at Ft Hood, Darnell Army Hospital, probably sometime in 1978.

      • hi alan, do you remember me i talked to you on liz, and bronco many times i was in bravo co.knew both gomez, stengarrd, and boe. i was at 23 med to pick up suppliesmy bravo compAny was on liz helped a co. wounded on june 10 then left for liz with bravo. treated chickenhawk he tolded me about cookie kia get back to me when you can i remember alot-doc miles

      • hi alan i met you june 69 on liz. i was at 23 med training my bravo co. on liz i helped treat a co. wounded from iron mountain june8,9,10 talked to chickenhawk about cookie kia i knew gomez, boe, stansgarrd. came to bravo co. after the battle. i was 2nd platton medic in bravo co. and recon july/aug 69 keep in touch-doc miles

  104. I was looking for Larry Taylor,,, served in Vietnam ’67- ’68 with the 4th battalion, 3rd infantry 11th brigade, americal division…. Duc Pho and Chu Lai,,, my name jeff needle, served in the same unit,,, haven’t seen or heard from him since then,,, but would like to… thanks….

  105. Looking for anyone with Company D, 1st battalion, 52nd. infantry, 198th brigade, Americal Div., Chu Lai, Aug.1969-May 1970.

    • Wallace
      I served with 1/52nd 198th Delta Co. and Charlie Co. on LZ Stinson 1969-1970. If I can help in any way please feel free to contact me.

    • Brian Hanson – I served from March 1970 to March 1971 in Delta Co. 1/52, 198th. I don’t remember many names – do better with faces. I was an FO for a while, eventually lead the mortar platoon. If you remember me, cool. Welcome home.

      • The mortar platoon leader I remember called 3 or 4 DT into me one day in the late afternoon overlooking a valley. Sure enough Charles showed up the next day and you did drop rounds. I carried the Battalion net for the company commander. IC May 70- May 71.Was you not a staff sgt. At the time spec. 4 Mader.


    • I served with D Company 1/52 198 LIB from January 69 to December 70. Mortars and squad leader. I am planning on digitizing my large collection of photo’s in the near future. Just need to find the time to do this. I will share when done. I went on to run the USO darkroom on LZ Bayonet with 1/14th Arty until April 70. Early outed and went home to Michigan.

  106. I was S/sgt Warren , US Air Force, 15th Aerial Port Sqn mobility team NCOIC
    that worked the airstrip at Tien Phouc from Sept 70 to Jan 71. I had 3 guys that
    would rotate in and out of Danang every 10 days that was my crew. We stayed
    at the B/Bty 3/16 & Special Forces firebase at night and worked the airstrip during the day. Our hootch was next to the VHF commo bunker. Anyone remember me?

  107. I am looking for Doc Scanes of Georgia that served with me in 1/46th 196th in 1971. I need to get in touch with him because he fixed my leg from shrapnel wounds on my right leg. Also, I am looking for Sgt. Leshure (Frenchie) 123rd Avn Bn., WO Guy of Memphis (123rd Sig Bn.), or Darryl Anderson of Washington, D.C. All served from 1970-1971. 901-417-7639 or 901-340-0233

  108. Looking for anyone from americal div. chu lai July1970 T July 1970 B co.1/52 198 lt Infranty that was also on LZ Stinson. Dave Petrill was my M60 Guy I was his ammo man John Tosh was just a crazy guy.

    • Did you know 2nd Lt. Mike Wilson. He was in C co., 1st BN, 6th Inf, 198th Bde. He was KIA on June 3, 1968 as part of operation Burlington Trail. Would like to hear from someone who might have known him. He was from Kansas.

  109. Hello,
    I was in Vietnam from May 68 to May 69. Was with the Americal division B Co.4/3rd. Was in the 1st.platoon. Base camp was Duc Pho, firebase L Z Bronco. Still looking for Amos Williams.I believe he lived in Tampa,Fl. back then.

  110. Looking for Lt. Perion (?) and Capt Willston (?)
    E co Recon 1/6th 198th. April-May 1970 any help would great.

  111. I am looking for anyone who was in Vietnam with my father. He has only been able to find 2 men that he served with and I was hoping to find others. He was in Vietnam in 1968 Co. C 3rd Bn 4th Bde, James Williams, from Tennessee. Thank you for any help

  112. B btry 1st/14th March 1970 thru Dec 1970…LZ Pro, Young & Mary Ann…Where are all the B battery guys from this time period…how about the mortar guys of the C co/1st/46th or the ACL graduates 3-70 from Ft Sill… Just wondering…I’ve been lurking for a few years, enjoy the stories and hope you guys reconnect with the ones you’re looking for.
    Welcome Home

    • Hello Bruce. I served on LZ Professional with b battery1/14th. from may 69-june 70. In the and fire direction center. Had the privalage of serving the longest on the hill at that time. WELCOME HOME TO YOU!

      • Hey Brett, You were there for a couple months of my tour…got any pic’s of the hill…did you ever get out and around to the battery area…to any of the guns..??
        I was told I crawed back home, from the XO’s hooch (or someone’s hooch up the hill from gun #4), one night after getting drunk as hell…Woke up the next day, blood every where, big gash in my chin…Don’t remember a thing..!!!
        You must have gotten to Pro after C battery left.. glad you made it home..!!!
        Type at you later…!

        • Bruce. Should check this site more often. I don’t recall you’re incident but am sure it was a low crawl in the finest tradition. Chances are that i was also involved in a similair training excersise.Yep, came on the hill as charlie went off, what a mess. Started on the guns, then to exec. post and then fdc. Carry on.

    • Were you on Mary Ann when we were building it I was with D 1/46 196th infantry, we were mortered a few days I can’t remember the dates

      • I was in co.c 1st platoon 1/46 196-198 americal sept 69-sept 70 would like info early 70 we hit arty booby trap I kia lost his right side and possibly a sgt named ski wia ? it was a ceased fire that day after that we did fire on a group of vc in the valley we were on grass covered hill near pror I think anther event we had a kia trying to get his body we got another kia plus wia we had to leave and bomb the area and go back and got them??? also confused june 9 que-valley ??? side lz west 1970 any answers or questions give me a call 704-782-7716 N.C. thanks!!!!

  113. Americal 1/46 Echo Co Recon L Z Professional may-september 1969, Platoon Sgt/ Squad Leader, wounded june 1969, served with Lt. Waltz, Others Bower, Brewer, Sabastionelli, Brown, Churchhill, Hart, Rogers, Minera, Maronnay, would like to hear from anyone.

    • I was FO w/first E/1/46 in ’68. Paul Gildner, MI, puts reunions together, last number I had was 231-876-9201. I think he has roster of those attending in the past.



      • Hey Doug–you still out there? I wrote to you several years ago and then lost contact. I was 1/46 HHC in the TOC and with several line companies. I was an RTO.

  114. Looking for records for Clarence James Jones ,Army number 52-916-148 .He did basic training at Ft Benning,Ga..He went to Ft.Sill,Ok after basic in 1968 .He was training as a gunner as I remember. He then was stationed at Ft. Riley,Ks. until 1969 he then was stationed in Viet Nam at the command center 30 miles south of the DMZ. Jimmy as he was called was a cook until he left the service in early 1970.Just can’t remember his unit or troup # in Ft.Sill,Ok. Just asking ,thank you, Linda Jones

  115. Look for any info on my father, Lt. Fran Brown. Served in Co. B 4/31 in 68-69. He passed in 2010, I was wondering if anyone knew him back then.


  117. I am trying to locate CPT Zeeke Zimmerman, FO attached to 5th/46th, Nov 1969. Need help on Choller Crash on 9 Nov 69 off of Minuteman. Please contact either by e-mail or (801) 622-2287.

    • I was XO of D Co. 5/46th at Phu Vinh in this time period. On Nov 8, 1969 there was a mortar fire mission from LZ Minuteman which resulted in VN civilian casualties at CAP 142. I was monitoring the BN net and there was some discussion from the Cpt at LZ MM suggesting to BN that they should keep quiet about the source of the fire, expecting the VN civilians would believe it to be a Vietcong caused event.

      David Taylor in OUR WAR on page 365 describes this event and the chopper crash shortly following this incident: “Major Roman, the battalions Executive Officer commandeered a Huey and set out at 1:20 AM (Nov 9) to LZMM, taking with him the artillery liaison officer, BN surgeon, HQ First Sgt, a medic, and a RTO. The bird they secured was piloted by two new aviators who were new in-country and had not flown night missions. After a brief time on LZMM they took off to fly to the refugee camp. The controls on the Huey went stiff and the bird rolled on its side and crashed. The medic and artillery officer suffered multiple lacerations and were dusted off to the 91st Evac Hosp in Chu Lai.” Hope this helps. R Wight 1LT

  118. Hello All!
    I am a caregiver for a man who is 94 who has ‘clear as day’ memory of his time spent in the Pacific during WWII. I am attempting to document his account but I’m not sure he is remembering his unit number correctly….I know, it’s not something forgotten, but the trouble is the unit number he gave me does not match the units history as far as I can tell. Based on his memories I’m thinking he may have been with this unit. Is there anyone who can help me find out if he was, or able to give me a reliable place to look??? He does have a purple heart, perhaps somehow that would work??? Please help….and don’t delay…he is quite elderly. I just want him remembered and honored. He is a very good man. Thanks!!!

    • I’ve done some research on the Americal Division during WW II. Do you have more specific info about the veteran? Does he recall which regiment or battalion or company he served in? Does he recall any of the locations where he served i.e. Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomons, Leyte, Cebu, Samar, Japan?
      When did he enter the army and from where?
      I have extensive records of some WW II Americal units and his name may appear somewhere in these records. Does he have any documents related to his army service?
      My father served in the 182nd regiment during the war.

      • I served with the Americal Division on Cebu 1945. I was with the Americal when we occupied the region of Honshu, Japan around Yokohama/Fujisawa. I’m very much interested in data pertaining to the 132nd Regiment.

      • I’m trying to find info on Walter T. Olsen. He fought on Cebu, Ilo Ilo, Leyte in 1945. He received the bronze star. Went to boot camp at camp wheeler, GA. He recently passed but I have no unit history

      • Mr. Rodriquez – might you have any information about my father Pvt. Thomas E. (Ed) Senn, who served as a medic in the 164th 1st Bn. Co. C? His letters refer to good friend Brinkman who I believe may have also been a medic and to a Medlock. Family story is that he was “caught behind enemy lines” on Negros. Have his Military Medical Record which indicates the date of the “incurrence of his disability” as 30 Apr. 1945. Thanks for any help that you might be able to give me.

  119. I was in Chu Lai from May to July 1970. Co C, 5/46th, 198th LIB.
    Wounded on July 30, 1970. I was the headquarters company radio operator. Capt Smith was the co. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the unit… Steve Forey, Dave Culver, Don Cliensmith, or Doc. Have not had any contact with anyone since my medical discharge in December 1970. SP4 Craig Tryon

    • Saw your locator note. I knew of Clinesmith but have not been in contact with him. I see Dave Culver and have his e-mail if you have not already been in contact. Also have contact through Americal Reunions with Dave Hammond, Rich Totten, Ernie Hopkins, Al Fultz, Mike Cooligan, Steve Dant, Larry Witt, Bernie Smith, Jim Carter, Kirk Kilpatrick, Jim Parker, Lt. Franco, Lt. Amass, Lt. Ladak,, Hillibilly (Dave) Robinson, Just lost Jessie Hill a few weeks ago. Have seen Killer Carl Kapnappel. Sgt. Sancez. Lt. Dave Taylor and a few more that do not come to me. Please contact me if you want more information. This years reunion is in Nashville, TN and information for it is on the ADVA website.

      Jerry Nichols

      • I was with Recon 68-69. some of the guys called me :Crazy Rosie”. Dave Culver rings a big bell. I don’t recall most of the guys names. I spent a lot of time on point and don’t recall having time to to sit around and talk, except for my back up man on point, Richard Olson. I would love to talk with Dave, if I recall correctly he was hit and never saw him again, had always hoped that he made it, more so because if my memory serves me right, he took my place on point and it seems like seconds later he hit a bobby trap? I would also like to get in touch with, “Big Soul” (big black guy that carried the M-60, his last name might be, Madkin? I recently made contact with, Ivy Joe Milan (M-79 man). There isn’t much on line for the guys during the 68 and 69 years and was very glad to come across this post.

    • I was in C co 5/46th 198th from the end of July 1970. I know these guys and where to find one of them for sure —Dave Culver
      Please call me at 715-281-9954 we have reunions every year !!
      Please call !!

    • My dad served in Vietnam with the 5th 46th 198th Charlie Co. in 70 and 71 he was a medic known as doc bane I had some of his buddies send me some photos of him I got in contact with a Roy countryman and goc if anyone that’s knows how to find photos of my dad email me at thank you

      • Jack
        There are a lot of d Co 1/52 out there. They have their own reunions and area always welcome at our reunions for the 1/52, the next one set for April 4-7 in Willis, Tx, north of Houston. A very relaxed comfortable setting behind an American Legion hall, all cooking done outdoors texas style. RV hookups and Camping at site, and a Best Western close by.
        If you want more information, email me at or call me 832-443-5684 Welcome home. Dennis Loop 8324435684


  121. Looking for websites to verify what metals my late uncle Robert M. Combs was awarded during his WW-II service in Patton’s Third Army including the “Battle of the Bulge”. I know he received the Bronze and Silver Stars and Purple Heart, but I want to know about his possibly being considered for or awared the French, “Croix DeGuerre”, not sure of spelling. He passed away recently and I would like to verify that for his memorial service. Sincerely, his very proud nephew.

  122. looking for anyone with b battery 3/18 artillery thien phuc firebase phoenix 1971 i was on the 175 gun next to the village,3/16 was down river from us.i located larry english,al owens,john crestwell. give me a call 870=239=9794.

    • Was in FDC at Tien Phouc (B-Btry 3/18th Arty) from Sept 70 to May 71 , also was FO with C-company 3/21 Infantry out of B-Btry 3/82nd Arty off of LZ Center in June – July 1970. My Rotation home May 10, 1971 from Tien Phouc. Thanks for Your Service Jerry. We did what we could. Harvey Goodchild (1 Lt. )

      • Harvey: I believe you went for a ride in the fdc track down on the river bank with the xo in the generator tub .I was driving a test with the unit before we deployed to lz Pleasantville

  123. looking for anyone that served with b battery 3/18 artillery 1971 at tien phuc vietnam.firebase phoenix.175 howitzer.i have located al owens,larry english,john crestwell.we all seemed to have nicknames,so its hard to remember given names.i was on the gun next to the villiage.3/16 was down river from us. give me a call i would like to reflect a little on some things i have forgot.

    • I was on the 175mm, gun 3 next to the village. Do you remember when gun 3 blew up July 4th? I remember a John but not sure it was you—the John i knew slept in the bunk below me in the underground barracks—spec4 Paul Nunn

  124. Looking for anyone who served with me or knew me or of me. E Co. 2/1 196 LIB 08/1968-08/1969. Was on LZ Ross (both locations). OP Cobra. Various other locations in Que Son Valley. Call sign was ZULU niner niner.

    • ZULU 99 – I was Sgt-E5 in 2/1 196th from May 68-69. I was in Recon and came to the BTOC in Dec ’69. I served as a duty NCO along with Phil Yeager. I remember you so well, you were the best on the radio. I’ve always wondered and looked for you. We were on LZ Ross, Tien Phuoc and LZ Baldy.

  125. Any members of the original recon platoon, Co. E, 1/6, 198 LIB? USNS Upshur to the nam, 10/67—. I was the rto for the 1st squad. I found Ike, or , he found me. Anyone else?

    • I came over in Nov 67 and was assigned to E Co. 1/6the. LT Livingston was my platoon ldr, Sgt Mootoon was my squad ldr. I remember Don Prien (KIA 01/31/68), Willie Grissom, Douglas Dennis, James Smith, John Haselbauer (KIA 02/08/68),

      • My father, David Hughes, was in E Co 1/6th Inf from I believe Aug ’67 – Aug ’68. Injured on 23 Dec ’67 with Donald Wayne Richard (who subsequently died from his injuries on 25 Dec) and 7 others. Was on Hill 218, aka LZ Bowman, in April ’68 (I have a letter he wrote his parents dated 20 Apr 68 the day after Generals Westmoreland and Johnson were there). On a side note, if anyone could pass along any info regarding the events on 23 Dec ’67, it would be much appreciated.

        • my father, thomas walls, was a medic first in E/ 1 /6th and later in C co 9th spt. nov 67 to aug 68. he went over on the uss upshur. i have his photos of comrades but none have names on them and he doesn’t like to talk about it. if you would like to see them or remember my dad, please email me at

    • I joined recon 1/6′ 198th in May 1968 . I was in the field with several of the originals .
      Sgt Slugger, Don Black , and Scrowmouski, I will never forget them , I was with others but can,t remember ther names.
      5/68 to 5/69
      E co Recon 1/6 th, 198 th LIB

      • Hi Kurt, It is good to see your name. I spoke to you several years ago and you sent me a vhs tape of your return trip to Vietnam. I was in 1/6 Inf Jul/Aug 1967-May 69 and did a variety of jobs. I was a 11B with a secondary 76K armorer mos in HHC and once attach to A Co. I was at Da Nang Op. Miracle, LZ Baldy, LZ Center (May 68), Hill 76 and a few others that I don’t recall. I used your tape for my Vietnam War history course here at New Mexico State University. The students enjoyed the film after viewing earlier documentaries. A belated thank you. I hope that all is well with you. If I recall you moved from Nevada to California? Best Wishes.

  126. R.I.P. Great American Hero
    General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf 8-22-34/12-27-12
    Americal Division Battalion Commander 1st/6th 198th LIB 1970

    Ronnie Connors C Co. 3/1 11th LIB ’69-’70

    • I was in the 1/6, saw him once when I was in the rear base camp, he almost busted me and five other guys for smoking weed, What a fit he had over a little pot. Base camp worrer.


  127. Looking for anyone you served in B BTRY, 3RD BN, 82ND ARTILLERY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV from July 1968 to Feb 1969. Im looking for anyone who might have served with my daddy. He was KIA on February 24, 1969. (I was 18 months old at the time of his death – mother abandoned us and we dont know much about him or have anything of his except a couple of pictures – they appear to have been taken while in country (vietnam). I would appreciate any information. I’m proud to be a daughter of a fallen soldier!

    • Katrina:I’m sorry to hear of your unfortunate circumstances of your childhood. Hopefully loving family members helped raise you to be the lady you appear to Be. Unfortunately I didn’t serve with your dad but did serve in another unit in the Division Artillery, You have every right to be proud of your dad ,as I’m sure he would be of you. Good luck with your search, I wish I had a daughter this devoted,

  128. Does any body out there know if A-Battery 3/82 Artillary of the Americal Division ever was awarded a Presedental Citation for service in Vietnam.

  129. SP5 w/HHC 16th CAG 3/69-3/70 Looking for Jack Russell, Jim Rodriguez, Clarence Walker, Dick Boutelle, Dennis Bailey, Pete Mahoney, Ehler, and MSG Awrey

  130. Got to Nam 3 Feb. 68 at CamRahn? Bay. Went to C 1/46th 198th as replacement in 3rd plt. There was me, Don Greene & Billy Insal. Seems there was a claymore accident that killed 5 guys in a tent on either Hill 69 or Hill 54. We went to the same squad. We were fox hole buddies until we got split up in late June or early July. I finally got in the Mortar plt and we got sent up to LZ East for fire support for operations in the valleys around LZ East. We set the big grassy hill next to East on fire one night with a WP round. It started out as a yellow dot and grew into a giant donut that could be seen for miles. Don Greene became the CO’s RTO, and Billy Insal stayed in the squad. We meet back up on 29 July 68 when the company was going back out on patrol. That evening both Don & Billy were dead, (along with Sgt. Auxier who they never found.) It seems we used this hill a month earlier when we left the field. It turns out that somebody had buried about 500 lbs of explosives in the middle of the hill, just waiting for the wrong people to use it again. Enter C Co. more to follow…….

    • Tom
      Been trying to find you for years but all E-Mails failed so I was very pleased to see your posting. I was point man that terrible day and would like to touch base with you. Maybe we can share E-mails but I don’t know if this site will allow that so I will include my home phone 952-467- 3704 in minnesota. Looking forward to visit with you. Roger Kamps

    • I was F.O. w/B/D/Recon 1/46 67/68. Been in contact w/several 1/46 guys, and Lt. Bob Nadoloski, C/1/46 (lost eye & leg to booby trap), this is Bob’s email if you wish to contact: bobthetraveler1939@gmail, lives in northern IN. Not sure Bob has any contact w more C guys tho. Claymore went off on Hill 54 (my arty base, 1/14th). Doug

      • Doug
        Thanks for the info and I will try to contact Bob if he is open to discussing the past or not. If you need to contact me I have listed my home phone but am reluctant to list my E-Mail since on the old Americal site people used it to try to scam users. Roger

        • I’m certain that Bob would enjoy talking with you. As his email identifies, Bob likes to travel (Amazon, Russia in winter, recenty traveled across Europe and ended up in VN) quite a guy w/great sense of humor. He used to own a blueberry farm so we called him “Blueberry Bob” – unfortunately he got divoreced and xspouse got the farm, so now he goes by a nother monicker! Bob somtimes attends the Kokomo reunion, guys from B/1/46 started the treck several years ago. I’ve been there couple of time, most recently met up with my RTO, first time we have been together since Nam. Other guys from 1/46 show up.
          I think I ran into Auxier once or twice, probably on 69. Also I think CPT Monte Wolffe took over C/1/46 sometime after July 68. After my 8 mo. in the bush and after I got out of the hosp. I was in Bn TOC until coming home.

          Good luck in speaking with Bob!

        • Jack,
          Been long time, my memory is fading, I have good recall of Wintermute but can’t remember if redleg or grunt,sorry. If you could fill me in I’d be interested if you’ve hooked up with others of our unit. I have a couple of 1/14, some from B/D/Recon of 1/46. drop me a note at!!!

          • Mr.Lay I saw your post and was wondering if you might recall my uncle Sgt. Donald Sidwell was with Co.B 1/46th 198th LIB was involved with a medevac crash

    • Tom, was a medic on the hill when the explosion happened. “Dug” our RTO out of hole he got buried in when it happened. Got dusted off myself after they saw ears bleeding etc..

      Johnny “Doc” Walker

      • John
        I’m trying to remember you but am not sure but your name sure seems familiar.As I earlier stated I’m very familiar with what happened that day and am trying to make contact with as many comrades from that time as possible. Give me a call so we can exchange e-mails 952-467-3704

      • doc I was in c,co. mortar plt. with you were you the who read the poetry that Goldsberry’s wife sent him or the doc that was a bass player it has been a while its hard to remember all the guys I just found this sight good to hear about the past

    • I was in 1/46 198th LIB co. c mortar plt. I don’t remember you, but I do remember that fire .Also remember digging out those two guys that were buried and looking for sgt.. I would like to hear more from you. You are the only person I have had any contact with Sorry I don’t remember you.

  131. Looking for members of C Co.4/21 inf 11 Bde. 1969-1970. Anyone from Americal sniper school 1-70 or recon plt. from 4/21.

    • Hi Lee. I am never sure which exact unit I served with in Viet Nam in 1970 but this sounds right. I was a sargent and yes there was a fellow soldier nicknamed “chicken man” who went to sniper school and then came back to our unit. It seems that I only remember nicknames rather than anyone’s real name that I served with so difficult to locate people. I am located in Washington DC.

    • I was part of the 59th scout dog unit at lz bronco and when out with a unit that took a sniper to deploy in the field for several days.

      • ken I seen you were with the 59th dog scouts, there was a medevac crash that happened oct-nov 1968 that had 2 dog handlers and they’re dogs with them the crew and the dog handlers and the crew did not survive the sole survivor was Philip R Taylor Co, B 1/46th 198th LIB any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your service and welcome home.

    • I was the FO for the Recon Platoon E Co/4th/21St Inf. I was there most of 1970. Over the course of my tour I served with all of the line companies. Capt. Hagleburger commanded C Co. when I was there.

      • I have a picture of a guy in recon platoon named Jasper. Had glasses on if I remember right.w/ curly like hair. Ring any bells? I can’t find anyone but one person I served with soo far.

    • Lee, Took a stroll here today. I was a sniper from Sept70-Mar71. Did you know Sgt. Dane, Hank Redding, Marty Gentile, Raymond Kaminski (KIA Dec25-70). My ph. 606-474-6162

  132. I am attempting to find those men of B Btry 3/16th Atry who went into Thien Phouc with me that survived the attack, and the names of those that did not. This incident took place sometime in the spring of 1969. I would like very much to communicate with these men and know that they are doing well.

    • Boogie, I remember you from Tien Phuoc, I got out there around the first of March 69 was in SSGT Hasslers gun crew for a while then went to the Exec shack and then the CP to work the helipad and air strip.Hope this note finds you doing well.

      • Hi Lenny. Jerry from gun 4 here. Hassler had been looking for you recently. 3/16th having a reunion in Colorado Springs in Sept 2014. Have info.

    • my uncle is trying to fing some of his vet.buddies. his name is milton wilson but he always goes by Buddy Wilson.He served in americal division 3/16 b battery tien phouc in oct.1968 to oct.1969.He remembers a man by the name of kenneth blackwell of merced,california.he would like to find his friends,so im trying to help him,I thank you for any information.Is their any websites that we can check out ?

    • mr.garofalo,my uncle,buddy wilson served in americal division 3/16 b battery tien phouc in oct.1968 to oct.1969.we are trying to find some of his buddies he only remembers a kenneth blackwell from merced, only saved his men,one night he heard the bad guys in the brush he jumped on the gun and started shooting.can you tell me if you were there?i would love to give him a list of names where he can talk to guys.

  133. my father, thomas walls, was in Co c 9th Spt Bn 198th Bde. he doesn’t like to talk much about his time there so i don’t have much information. he did tell me he was in chu lai during ’67 &’68. also, he was a medic. i have wanted for many years to find information about that time and if anyone here might have known him. honoring veterans means a great deal to me and i often stop a stranger wearing a viet nam ball cap or shirt & asking if i can shake his hand & thank him for his sacrifice. happy veterans’ day to you all and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for what you have done!

    • I remember tom walls from LZ Mud at chu-Lai. I also served with 9th Support 198th Inf. Walls was one of our medics and also a guard on the perimeter where I ran a gun jeep in support of sub sector security.

    • I served with tom at LZ Mud with 9th Support, He was one of our medics and also a guard on sub sector one security where I ran a gun jeep. I have a lot of our history from 68 and 69. You can contact me at 205-568-3233

    • Shelly, I was in co. c 9th support 198th bde. Chu Lai 67/68 but just can’t remember Thomas Wall. I was there during Tet offensive!! What fireworks!

      • Sgt. Davis, thanks for responding! my dad doesn’t remember any names either. i don’t think he wants to & i don’t blame him. i just wish there was a way for me to find out about his time there. i have his photos and none of them have names written on them. thank you for your sacrifice there.

      • Hey Sgt , I was your neighbor at co B. Wasn’t C co the Hospital. I sort of remember being there for an (minor) injury I got. I was in a ward with a bunch of guys on pennicillun drips!!!

      • Sgt. Davis my uncle was with Co B 1/46th 198th LIB . Sgt. Donald Sidwell 67-69 Tet “68″ was wondering if you knew him. thank you for your service..

  134. does anyone recall the night of oct.5th or 6th 1969 when 5/46th got shot to hell ? i believe we were out on the batangan peninsula

    • I was a replacement man for after that night, but i do know some other men who were there. Bill Tanner, Ray Massacia, Wayne Post, Scotty Calahan & others.


    • I was the XO of Delta Co, at Phu Vinh on or about this period.
      See David W. Taylor’s book OUR WAR, pages 351-354 for an
      account of what happened to B Co. in this early Oct 69 period.

      Hope this helps.

      • I bought the book .icant believe some body got the story right I would still like to get my cib if for nothing else than for that night

  135. Was in D 1/46 196th. First, we were in 198th. Marked down. LZ Baldy, Professional. Fiddler Green. 1968/69. At LZ professional when they tried to overrun Mothers Day 1969. 3rd herd. Covington from baltimore. Whaley from California. Had 3 CO’s in 10 months. rotation. Our platoon leader wounded. Lt. Gumby. Really. I got the job 4 months. Drafted e-5!!

  136. im looking for Rowe he save my life in 1968 in chu lai veit nam i served in the Americal March 1968-May 1969 5/46th 198th i dont know where he is now do you know him

  137. Everett was stationed at Ft. Clayton C.Z. from 1967?-1968.Left for West Point in 1968 and from there went to Vietnam.Was in Da Nang when He got hurt.Returned to U.S in 1969.

  138. does anyone know of capt. stephen schoep was co of co.b 5/46th 198 LIB iwas there about apr69 to apr 70 when i was would like to make contact

  139. Does anyone remember Harold Ray Wiseman 196th Americal Div
    Company B is all i have i am his brother and he was wounded on
    August 17th 1969—-he is in Thailand now and needs information
    he was medivaced out to japan and then back to the states.

  140. Looking for anyone who remember Charles Michael Tudor E Company Mortars 3rd Bn 21st Inf Sept 1970 to October 1971. Usually called Mike was from Iowa was Drafted April 1970 discharged at Fort Lewis November 1971

  141. Looking for anyone who was from Bravo Compnay 3/1st 11th L.I.B. LZ LIZ 1968-1969. I was called Damn Indian or just Indian

    • John

      We just had a reunion 3/1 11 LIB in Tampa Flda. There were guys from B company there. The CO lives in McKinney Texas

    • I was in b 3/1 in 1969 Aug. Till aug1970.I was known as weasle.I remember how special the Indian pointmen were. Ty

    • I was in bravo co. 3/1 beginning August 1969 to august 1970. I don’t remember names but I was known as weasel. Indian point men were amazing. If you were one thank you.

      • Hi George,
        I was in company B from April, 1969, thru September, 1969. Was attached to the company as a 2nd Lt. Forward Observer and I remember we had several company commanders due to firefight injuries. We were at LZ Debbie for a few months before the unit departing to the Quang Nai Province where we lived in hell for several months. I left the unit to return to my Artillery Unit where I was an XO at Hawk Hill firebase until I returned to the states. Hope you are doing well and we are so lucky to have returned home in one piece. Take care!

  142. WHERE is the hard humping GRUNTS from B 2/18th Inf 1st Inf Div??? This Is Howard “Duck” Akins RTO..for Lt./Cpt Mumford.. M-79.. some M-60. Water Plant (home)…Tu-doc Di-An (true rear) There Oct 68-69.I was in the first platoon.I have quiet a few names of the men that was there.After all the stuff that went down..the “main” things was left off line 24 DD-214..Airmedal and all.If you remember or this name ring a bell.

  143. I was with Recon Eco, 3/1,11th out of FSB411, served from August 69 to Sept. 70, best bunch I had the honor to serve with. Looking for anyone else from the unit, we get together each year for the last four, great time and good for the brain. I went by Quarterboy or Animal back then, hope to here from somebody.

  144. looking for those who served with Bravo Company, 3rd Bn, 1st Inf Reg, (B/3/1) of the 11th LIB, Americal Division (23rd Inf Div), either Schofield Barracks or Duc Pho/Southern I Corps, 1967-1968.


      • I was with A Co.3/1 At Hi and also at Nam with Barkers Bat.
        Do not remember but very few names. I got shot Mar. 29-68.
        Went to Japan and on to Okinawa until I ETS out. That was
        Jan. 16, 69 and, the only one I have talk to was Capt. Cook.
        I am going to Tampa Fl. this year maybe I’ll see you at that time.

    • a recognize me t primo avn at base of montizoma next to demolition anyone recognize? mike brewer

  145. I am looking for a few people that were in Chu Lai and Danang with me, they are Darryl Anderson from D.C., who served with me at 123rd AVN Bn, and Thompson from Philadelphia, Sgt. “Frenchie” from Virginia and WO Guy in 123rd Sig Bn in Chu Lai. Or anyone that served in ether of those units and 1/46th 196th LIB from Aug 1970 to Aug 1971 that remember me Willie J. Faulkner, Jr. Memphis, Tn and I am on Facebook too.

  146. Looking for people who served with Sergeant First Class Lem Clark (C BTRY 3D BN, 16TH ART 23D INF AMERICAL DIV) from September 1970 to June 1971. Thank you.

    • Lem was my Chief of Smoke for Battery A before he was moved to C battery. Great Guy, was a good teacher, I was new in country in Oct, new E-5 just out of school and was a chief of a Gun. Sent me for E-6 board in Jan of 71. He used to say “Some of the best people in the world come from Columbus GA. all the time. Heard about his death in June, Rest in peace Lem! Glade to have met you.

      • Mr Mannig- Woudl it be possible for me to contact you? I have some questions I would like to ask. Thank you.

      • I need to get in touch with you to help answer a few questions. I was with MACV and lived in tent next to the little air terminal bldg. and had Paul a chinese civilian stay there sometimes. NPRC has no record in my file that I was there. I need your help if you remember me

      • what is your e-mail address or you can reach me at 1-800-387-7702 ext. 2106 during the day from 9:00am to 5:00pm est

      • Those of you like yourself that have responded that you were at Bronco in 69 need to contact me. I was in charge of the terminal there and lived in the tent next to it I was with MACV and had a civilian named Paul stay there some times. I have for over two years been trying to get info on me being there but NPRC has no records. Also there was a medic that treated a wound I had on my knee and he was nervous because he had a mama san there ready to give birth and it was his first time. I need you guys to e-mail me so I can get in touch with you. Mine is When you respond, please make LZ BRONCO the subject matter. Than I’ll know ts from one of you and not junk mail. Again please respond

      • Fred…………I am still waiting to hear from you. I am running into a brick wall with NPRC trying to locate my records. would like to hear from you. Call 1-800-387-7702 any time between 7:00am – 2:00pm MST. If line busy just leave a message and reference LZ BRONCO

        • Fred…………..I am still waiting for you to tell me how to get a hold of you. Please respond with e-mail address r phone. My e-mail If you e-mail put LZ BRONCO as subject matter

      • Fred……….need either an e-mail address or phone number to reach you. If anyone knows how to get in touch with him please let me know

      • I still have not heard back from you and I’m hoping it’s because you haven’t been on the site in awhile. I still do need for you to contact me please. My e-mail:
        Thank you


    • i was there from june 23rd till june 24th our Apc was blown up. escorting a convoy to a naval base lost a Sgt. and the driver dont have names. in my company two days.

  147. I served with the 123rd AeroScout in Chu Lai from April of 69 to April of 70. We had a very bad day on Feb17th of 1970. We lost 7 scouts (Infantry ) 2 door gunners our pilot and co-pilot. Looking for anyone that served with me during that time fram. My e-mail is or I was a SSG knowned as Animal1. It will be nice to reconnect. My home number is 910-483-7240. Hi to all my buddies who read this and God bless. I went on to retire after 30 years.

    • Hey Sandy, it’s been 44 years, since I last spoke to you. When you left in Apr 70, it was like losing my brother. You may have been in the Animals, and I was in the Avionics shop, but you and I clicked. I was sorry to see you go. But we all had to go home sometime. Call me at 813-681-5071. I still live in Florida

  148. I served with the 123rd AeroScout in Chu Lai from April of 69 to April of 70. We had a very bad day on Feb17th of 1970. We lost 7 scouts (Infantry ) 2 door gunners our pilot and co-pilot. Looking for anyone that served with me during that time fram. My e-mail is or I was a SSG knowned as Animal1. It will be nice to reconnect. My home number is 910-483-7240. Hi to all my buddies who read this and God bless. I went on to retire after 30 years.

    • Hmmmm..i was in B 2/18th Oct 68-69 1st platoon.I see the name Frederick someone mentioned a Ed Frederick was a leader.I came in as RTO for B1 …i carried the 79..the 60 for awhile.I was B1T when the Lt. got hit that evening as we eagle flighted in. The projectile crossed my left shoulder before striking him.(never heard anything about him) Then i was Capt. Mumford’s RTO.In the waterplant you come in the main entrance go rt or south i lived on the rt.I remember quiet a few things..everybody remember Sgt Needham..Sgt Blue ..Tapia .. a Mexican American out of Texas (Gonzalas)and i lived in the same hooch.The 1/4 Cav was to our front. Johnny Jr. Hines Greenwood ..Galispy..Evans.I’ve been trying to locate anyone for a buddy letter because they (VA)REFUSE to give me back my CIB after “finding” my Airmedal and a few i did’nt know about.(my DD 214 did’nt show these things on line 24) J.Jacobs did write me a buddy letter,said that Ed Frederick remember me.I got to know Ed ..i need some reminders.If you know of some incidences i sure would like to be updated.Was you there when we was sent out to help..keep thinking C Co..when we arrived (they had been ambushed) those blood filled boats?? Kenneth Nine..Sloan..Ballasario(2 or 3rd Platoon) Sanstar (Cheif) from Hawaii.I have quiet a few names of men in B CO but no ORDERS.Some of this may ring a bell. Howard

      • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility in College Park, MD, has the 23ID General Orders for that era. If VA has “taken” anything, it can likely be replaced with a file copy from NARA. Any manner of award can be found, given a decent starting point, a date of action or General Order Number. You have to do the research yourself or pay for a researcher.

        • Doug, I am checking to see if you are the aviator, CWO Womack (I can’t remember if Rattlers or Minutemen, sorry) who worked resupply missions for 1/6 Inf 1968-69. I was 44 Hotel (call sign at LZ Spanky after Feb 69) If I recall you were from Jal, New Mexico. If you somewhat remember me I was the Bn resupply NCOIC Sgt after Lt Livingston and Lt Ramirez departed Nam. Drop me a lline. Best Wishes. I was with 1/6 inf Aug 67 (Ft Hood)-May 69.


    • I was Spec 5 in FDC (13E20) at good old LZ Stinson from Oct 69-70. Fun Times! I left for home as the typhoon was winding down in mid October.

      • George, I was chief battalion FDC computer for D Battery 1/14 in approximately November 1969 to May 1970. My counterpart at the battery level was Rich D. Perhaps you knew him, a really good guy. If so, would you possibly know where he is or how to reach him?

        • Jim, I don’t recall a Rich D. I do recall outstanding support from our Chu Lai counterparts, so thank you for that. D 1/14th Arty was a good unit, and the grunts many times told me how much they appreciated our quick and accurate fire.

    • I was a 1/14 FA FO with B Co, 1/52 from Apr-Jul 71 when I broke my hand and became the FDO for D Btry 1/14FA on Stinson and Cindy.

    • If my memory serves me right, I used to try to sleep under a 105 on LZ Stinson named “Gentle Ben” when we would come out of the field for a few days at a time. Couldn’t stand to be in the bunkers unless there was incoming.

      Co.D, 1/52, 198th
      3rd Herd

      • I was with D Company Apr69-Mar70, 3rd plt How about you?. I remember spending some time in bunkers under those guns also.

  150. I was 3/82 Artillery LNO to 2/1 inf from 11/70 to 5/71 at Hawk Hill, Baldy, FSB Shirley, FSB Marge, Alpha 2 and 2/1 Forward CP west of LZ Shepherd. I was also the FO to a 199th BDE infantry company in Happy Valley west of Quang Ngai in 10/70. I’d like to connect with anyone I served with.


  152. 1/6 Co B
    Played poker in the mess tent on a stand down remember the night a scout pulled his 45 auto on one of the guys from anther platoon.
    I was an infantryman in the 4th plt. Moorsoff, Sharp, also Dan Holley from one of the other platoons, Forest, Halematoln.

      I WAS WITH COMPANY B 1/6 198TH JULY 69-MAY70.


  153. Any 3rd battalion 16th Artillery– reunion planned for this october in OKC- Ft Sill…
    Anybody out there??

    • hey, im otis aka san antonio, soul 3/16 c btry A.G. on chief chiz.gun 67/68 good to here from any of u old gun bunnies. top head #1

      • My name is Larry Adler I went over with D Company 3/16th Arty May ’67…. on or about Nov ’67 I was transferred to 2/14th Arty… anyone out there remember me?

          • Correction….I was transferred to C Battery 1/14th on or about Nov ’67 ETS’d in May ’68

      • I was in D battery 3/16th in Chu Lai…. I was there till they transferred me to 2/14th on or about Nov. ’67….Name is Larry Adler


    • Howdy, I was Recon Sgt with FO gang (really 2 of us – me and Rick Schumann). This is CPT Monte Wolfe (Gold Canyon, AZ) email – I have also been in contact w/LT Jim Rogers (Houston, TX); LT Dave Cook (Austin, TX). LT Baldwyn (San Antonio area) died couple of years ago. Haven’t been able to find some of the others from D/1/46, looking for Bill Brown (PA?), John Lynch(SD?), and John Miller (El Paso) who was going to have antique store in El Paso and place of prostituion across border. I have a few photos of some of the above so if you’d like drop me your info and email to you.

    • I went over with B Co. 1/46 on the Upshur. I remember a Rafferty but I thought he was in C Co. with Ron Houston. The Rafferty I remembered lived in West Philadelphia. Send me an email or phone number and we’ll talk. I am leaving this weekend to attend the annual reunion in the midwest and will be back in a few weeks.


      • if u are the one i think i know you are in recon in com.B i was in motor platoon 68 -69 . i knew a Drapczuk who was crazy guy but that is good thing. ive got a bunch of names from com. B not all the com i’ve got 19 names , hope i have the right man
        call 772 501 1753 a fla #

    • I went over with B Co. 1/46 on the Upshur. I remember a Rafferty but I thought he was in C Co. with Ron Houston. The Rafferty I remembered lived in West Philadelphia. Send me an email or phone number and we’ll talk. I am leaving this weekend to attend the annual reunion in the midwest and will be back in a few weeks.


    • I also left Ft Hood with you //got to Oakland @ left on USS Gordon 4 days at sea a guy jumped overboard! Co. c 9th supt. They never did find him.

      • I to was on the Gordon when we lost a brother overboard. I was in Co B 9th support. I’ve been looking for my brothers for years. If anyone remembers me or any other guys please, drop me a line. Welcome home all my brothers. Sp4 Dennis R Longo Sr original from Boston. Ma. Drove the duice and a half with Bostonian on the hood.

  155. I was with Alpha-1/20th-11th LIB Como check. I am still kicking. Alpha reunion at St Louis, Sep 20 – 23 ’12

    • hey,Vato,there was a posting for LEROY CONWAY,family member looking for guys that knew him.COOKIE was infused so that were asking for 198th unit.
      I wonder if there 2 CONWAYS,but both KIA’s ?the posting was a year old.I left a post,but nothing back?

  156. Anyone from Co.B 1/52 198th L.I.B. serving in 1969 (Feb. -Nov.) would like to hear from you. Especially, but certainly not limited to: Lt. Flint, 1st Sgt. Watson, Pfc./Cpl. West, Pfc. Roach, more. I refuse to do Facebook. My alternate email:

    • Jack
      There are a lot of B Co 1/52 out there. They have their own reunions and area always welcome at our reunions for the 1/52, the next one set for April 4-7 in Willis, Tx, north of Houston. A very relaxed comfortable setting behind an American Legion hall, all cooking done outdoors texas style. RV hookups and Camping at site, and a Best Western close by.
      If you want more information, email me at or call me 832-443-5684 Welcome home. Dennis Loop 8324435684

      • Hi Ralph. I was on San Juan Hill from it’s conception. I was in Nam March 69-Nov 70. B Btry 6/11th Arty and Intel and Operations. I was the Section Chief for some time for the for FDC with the 105 Howitzers that would have supported you guys in the 515 River Valley during both stages of Operation Iron Mountain.

        • c.misener…….My buddy, Lynn Burkhardt was up on Arty Hill on SJH while you were there. Do you remember him, and if so, you have any contact with him? We were highschool buddies and it wasn’t until my 4th month in Delta Co. that I found out through one of the FO’s who worked with me in the field for a short, that Lynn was right above my bunker on the hill. Haven’t seen or heard anything from him since.
          Thanks for your service…….AND your FIRE SUPPORT!

        • c.misener….
          forgot to say that I met a guy in a little tiny town, Posen, Michigan just this past spring……who told me his unit was responsible for the “destruction” of SJH. Said he worked there for sometime, destroying bunkers, etc.
          Tom Hill

      • HI RALPH I was in delta 4/3 11 lib. march 69 to march 70 also. i was in the fourth platoon. also was sr. medit. san juan hill was our resting place. did u come to the reunion in iowa. can’t recall u.

    • I was also in Delta……at the same time you were. I was a squad leader when Mike Borges and Terry (from Austin, Tx) was Plt. Sgt. Sorry I can’t remember his name at the time.
      I was with Delta then went to Recon for a time before coming home in Dec. 70.
      Welcome home brother………Tom Hill

  157. 198th LIB, 1/52nd Infantry, Company ‘C’ (1967-1969)
    Hoping Bill Brister (Brewster), Sgt. Garrett, Ralph DeCos, Cousin Brucie and Scottie scan the airwaves someday. We meet every year in St. Louis during July and the other mortar crew members miss your company.

    • Hello, I was with the 1/50th mech. inf. 1966-1968. Alot of guys from the Appleton, Wisc. area were drafted at the same time and took our training at Ft. Hood, Tx.. We left on Sept.1 67 on the troop ship Gen.John Pope, We then were part of the Ist cav. and ended up with the 173rd. airborne. One of my high school classmates and fellow soilder was Tom Otte, Kaukauna,wisc. He was killed during Tet about Feb. 4, 1968. I have a letter that was returned to me from in-country which I had sent to him just a week before he was KIA. He was with the 1/52 inf. C co. 198th. anyone remember him? my e-mail is

  158. I am trying to locate some pictures from my service with the Americal. I served from January 1971 to January 1972. I was a scout dog handler that worked out of Chu Lai 57th IPSD. I worked out of Da Nang 48th IPSD. My company I work for presently Lowes Distribution in Mt Vernon is putting together pictures of men who gave their lives for a Memorial day service honoring them. Each veteran is supposed to come up with picture of servicemen we served with so as to honor their memory. We would also like to contact their families to let them know of our honoring their fallen loved ones. I worked with a recon team off LZ professional on several occasions.I was on R&R when they hit a boobie trap that killed five of them and severally wounded two of them. The names I remember of the two survivors were Mayo and Jarbo. I went by the hospital to visit them and they were so sedated they weren’t recognizing anyone. I would like to get pictures of all these guys so as to honor their memory. I am in hopes Mayo and Jarbo pulled through but I don’t know for sure. There was an incident west of Da Nang where I was scouting for a grunt unit that was part of the 196th LIB. One morning one of the men went outside the NDP to relieve himself and had the unfortunate experience of defecating on a trip wire. The boobie trap took off both legs. He was dead by the time the medics got him on the medivac chopper. I had visited with him the night before about his new baby. His wife was expecting when he shipped over and she delivered while he was in country. He saw pictures of his baby but never held her.I don’t remember his name but if anyone reading this remembers the incident I would like to cintact his family and let them know his last thoughts were on his wife and baby.
    Seth D. Hart Scout Dog Handler

    • Hey Seth, I was Recon Lt. 70-71. I remember working with you and your dog as we only worked with a dog one time. We are having a reunion Sept. 2013 if you want to come. Still got a dog? I am in touch with Jarboe and Mayo. Love to hear from you. Glad you made it.

      • I was not able to bring my scout dog home. I am told that dog handlers can adopt their dog now which is good. My scout dog got me through a lot. Where are you guys going to have your re-union? I remember going to the hospital and Mayo and Jarboe were not doing well. I am glad they made it. Information was not always accurate but I had hopes that five being KIA was wrong. I had heard that the Lt had got hit but it obviously wasn’t you. I hate it that we lost anyone but I am glad you guys made it home. I got out of the Army and told my brother what the scout dogs had done. He enlisted in the Air Force February 1974 and made a twenty year career training German Police dogs for the military. Time has come and gone but I thought I had done more than one mission with you guys. They sent me so many different places it obviously was another recon outfit in there. I owned several German Shepherds after I got out but I finally gave up trying to keep them. When one of them died it was like losing a family member. It was good hearing from you. If you have any photos of anyone that KIA I would like to honor them at Lowes Memorial day gathering. Lowes employees quite a few veterans.
        Seth D. Hart 57 IPSD & 48 IPSD

    • Seth,
      I was with the 48th IPSD when you were there. Lt. Mulford was the CO at the time. There was Jim Palmer from Scottsdale AZ, Bobby Railey (deceased) from MD who handled “Von”, Victor Keck, Charlie Cargo who handled Wolf, Rodriguez, and a Swenson.
      I handled Seagram 212M. Have you been to the VDHA webite? I just checked the VDHA website and I see you are listed with the 57th IPSD but not the 48th. I don’t know of the incident you are alluding to but I can understand your endeavor.
      Best of luck and “Welcome Home”

  159. I am researching my father’s military history & maybe find someone who knew him. The information I got from my Dad was limited, this seems to be a trait that most military abide by.
    My father’s name was “Roger Lynn Wren”, from Kansas city ,Missouri I know he in listed August 12th 1942, discharged 1945, serial #17116007, pfc with the Americal division & fought in the South Pacific, Bougainville and other Islands. I also know he was spotter in the trees, and helped free the Koran slaves used in the mines? He also talked about using Fijian solders to clear out the Japanese.
    As a guard he played football for Missouri State, short and red headed, and was always laughing.
    Any Info would helpful.
    Thank you,
    Christopher Wren

  160. I served with the 9thsupport bn 198th infantry at lz mud. We operated the gun jeep on the primeter of mud. Would like to hear from any of the old gang. Jim Strickland, SFC Smith, Anthony Hollins, Porky and the rest.
    I left Nam in late 69 but returned in 71 with 815th in the highlands. I was adopted at a young age and after Nam I went back to my birth name of Curtis Whitley. I am now retired and enjoy life with my beautiful wife in Ala and also have a home in Panama City Beach.

  161. Looking for Captain Morris with 1/14 Arty latter half of 1969. As best I recall he was the liason officer coordinating FO Team soldiers with the infantry. Good memories as he looked out for us. Really a good guy and captain.

  162. Trying to locate members of Co. B 1/6th 198th from 1967-68 that aren’t in contact with the large group that made the Oct. 2011 Reunion in Branson, MO. We are in the early stages of planning the next reunion. aternate email
    I was in the field 2nd Plt. from March until WIA on 1 June 1968 then ran company resupply “Tex”

    • DEAR TEX,
      > To: “john”
      > Cc:
      > Date: Monday, June 30, 2014, 8:51 PM
      > I WAS IN B COMPANY1/6 198TH LIB. B
      > COMPANY.
      > THANKS.

  163. After spending over a year at Scholfied Barracks, Hawaii, departed for Viet Nam in
    1967 board USS Gordon with the 11th Infantry Brigade. Served in Duc Pho 67-68. HHQ Company, supply. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I have already been in contact with Arthur Dashields, and now we talk almost every day, still catching up on over 40 years being away from each other, come to find out we lived all this time only about 10 miles apart. Would not trade these past months talking with him for all the money in China.

        • I remember you, Don. I took over as company clerk for HHC 4/3 11 LIB when John Erspamer departed Duc Pho approx. Mar “68. I joined HHC in April ’67 at Schofield Bks with 120 other freshly minted medics. My only contact since ‘nam has been with Willie Pruitt, who took over as 4/3 supply sgt
          when Napolitano rotated out. He lives near Wash. D.C. He and I have both been trying to find James B. Richmond(also in supply) How about 1st Sgt Charles O. George. I remember you and some of the other guys in commo . . . but names are fading.

  164. Need assistance in finding out what Hospital in Chu Lai serviced HHB 3/16 Arty. Chu Lai had more than one hospital and I cannot remember which one I was treated at. INfo is needed to obtain medical treatment records that the hospital stored that are not in the individual archived records in St Louis. Original enlistment was from 1967 to 70. Had a break in service and rejoined the Army almost a year latter. Only medical records from first 3 years of service out of St Louis is my initial induction physical. Everything else is lost. I have been told that the servicing hospital has archived records but can’t remember which hospital it was.

    Thank You

    • 2 hospitals were in Chu Lai, the 91st Evacuation Hospital and the 27th Surgical Hospital. Hope you can do something with this

    • 2nd Surgical Hospital, Chu Lai, 4/1/67 to 4/1/68
      27th Surgical Hospital, Chu Lai, 4/1/68 to 6/1/71

      91st Evacuation , Chu Lai, 7/1/64 to 11/1/71
      312th Evacuation, Chu Lai, 10/1/68 to 8/1/69

      Army Support Evacuation Hospitals Japan
      249th General Hospital
      U.S. Army Hospital Camp Zana

      Ryukyu Islands U.S. Army Hospital

      • Arrived RVN mid Nov. 1967 as a replacement medic. Sent North to Chu Lai. Assigned to a medical installation, CO was Cpt. Joseph Smith of the famous Yardley Cosmetics family. Head physician was Major Noparstac. No pun intended, he was a psychiatrist. Would like to know the ID of the medical facility. It was about a klick North of the big 91st? evacuation hospital on the bluffs above the beach. The evac hospital was also on the bluffs overlooking the recreational swimming beach, but our little facility was a small collection of hooches, maybe 6 or 8 of them.
        I was DROS mid Nov 1968 to Ft Lewis, WA and was released a few days before my 2 year conscription was fulfilled.

        I would like to know if any pictures of the Tet attack on the airport exist, particularly the extraordinary blast from the 122 MM rocket hit on the ammo dump. The rocket hit the explosives stored by the CB’s, all was destroyed. Also destroyed were some combat loaded F4,s in revetments. The ammo dump was devastated and the fires burned for several days, punctuated by blasts as other ordinance detonating from the heat. Pictures, anyone?
        SPC 5 James Turner

  165. Was with B Btry 3/16th Arty at Tien Phuoc Feb 69 —Feb 70, some time in Ssgt Hasslers gun crew then exec post and cp to work the helipad
    Talked to Ssgt Hassler last Sunday, kind of lost track of some of the guys I had been corresponding with since Branson several years ago, hope everyone is doing well, see you in the chow line next time

    • I servered with you from feb 1970 t0 april1970 Don’t remeber you as i came from the bush.
      .Don’t rember many people. but a guy named larson abd a sgt fulks.

      • btry b 3rd/16th from 9/69 to 9/70 fdc. i remember a drew larsen in exec post. icame to arty as a grunt and maintained that nickname throughout my time. worked with hanson, domino, weird harold, the snake, don allen, lt moran, scott o., bombadier, anyone out there remember us??

    • mr.hagenhoff,my uncle,buddy wilson served in americal division 3/16 b battery in tien phouc in oct.1968 to you remember him?he is trying to locate his buddies.i have posted several times trying to help him .can you give us any info. on this.thank you.

    • I would be interested in getting in contact with you fellas. My dad, Mickey Duggan served 69-70 B Batt 3/16. He was on a gun named Birth Controller which I think was gun 6. Please email me if you get a chance at Im sure he would be interested to hear from some of you.

  166. Looking for anyone:I was with C1/6 198th 3rd.plt.from 7/70-11/70.I was injured coming back from patrol.Was sent to 27 on OCT.1ST.If anyone remembers me need info for purple heart.My e-mail is Bob.

    • Hello Bob, I was in Charlie Company 1/6 198th from 7/25/69 to 7/24/70 and in the field until I left for home, left as a Sgt. not sure if I was in your platoon,

      • I was in 3rd plt.i was injured when i got into a booby trap of barbed wire near highway one. I was at FSB DOTTIE.It was SEPT.30th 1970.OCT 1ST I was sent to 27th

  167. HERE WE GO!
    8/17/70 Basic training=Ft. Jackson, S. C.
    10/12/70 AIT=Ft. Hood, Tx. I am looking for for Clyde McWhinny
    Vietnam 1/9/71 thru 11/2/71
    1/19/71 Co “D” 2nd Bn, 7th Cav, 1st Cav Div
    3/19/71 230 Admin. Rep. 1 Det. “Don’t have a clue what that means” This may have been when I was on a gun truck at LZ Vandergrift. William Demsey lost both his legs then, He was driving the truck when we were ambushed w/ an RPG. I am very much concerned how he is doing! They decommissioned the truck and sent us to other units.
    3/29/71 Co “C” 1st Bn, 6th Inf. =I think this is when i spent a short time in the bush and then that fateful call for volunteer Snipers. I took it!
    Hell ya, I’ll hide in the bushes and ambush the gooks.
    Hell I don’t know this could have been when I was on the truck.
    7/11/71 Co “E” 1st Bn, 6th Inf, 198th Bde.
    My brain does not work real well, maybe never did, so some of this is hit and miss on accuracy. but the units, dates should be correct, after all the government sent the info to me.
    Any Brothers out there that want to hook up, please do, i still live in N. E. Oregon.

  168. I wanted to share that my grandfather Theodore “Ted” Richard Fisher (1924-2012), WWII PFC Americal, 132nd, Co. F., passed away on Easter Sunday, 2012. The family would appreciate any memories, photos, letters, stories, etc. We are happy to share what we have as well.

    Thank you.

  169. I was a radio repairman with HHB 1/82nd F.A . stationed in Chu Lai and LZ Vandergrift from Sept.70 until Mar. 71 . Looking for Johnny Gass and Jim Palmer from the wire sect. Johnny had been a rodeo cowboy from Texas , and I believe Jim was from Kansas .

  170. Looking for anyone who was at LZ Bronco 69 – 70 Was with MACV in charge of air terminal there. I lived in tent near main gate had civilian Paul staying there

      • I can’t believe no one has responded to my reguest. Again I was with MACV in change of the AIR TERMINAL @ LZ BRONCO 1969-1970 lived in large tent near terminal and had civilian Paul staying there. I am looking for the medic that treated a wound I had on my knee. I remember him being nervous because there was a mama san there about to give birth and it was his first. I hope someone responds

        • well, here is a reply but not helpful. served with B/3/1, llth LIB, out of Bronco, LZ Liz, Thunder, Dragon and points west, Dec 1967-Dec 1968. Don’t know you, never worked with your agency, and wish you the best of luck finding your person.

          • happened I believe in 69 can’t remember and there is nothing in pers. file. I was MACV and everybody else Americal DIV. Who knows where the paperwork went if he did any paperwork. I nevber saw it

  171. im sfc hassler retired wanting to get in touch with the personnal tht severed with me in tien phuoc 1969 to 71 if any one recalls the action we had startihg feb when fdc ,mess hall and gun 4 got than we had more action in may my section against charlie also thanks to the other personnal that helped in mcdonough ga 30252 about 30 miles south of atlana phone is 770 957 6528 hope to hear from you soon god bless

  172. I served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam but I am looking for information about my father-in-law, Hildreth Higginbotham who was with the Americal Division in the Pacific during WW11. He laid land line in a commo section but we do not know where he may have served since he did not talk about the war. This may be too little info to be useful, but if anyone has any ideas, i would be greatly apprciative. Thank you in advance.

    Michael Brown
    1/21 FA, 1st Cavalry Division(Airmobile)

  173. I am trying to locate any of the following people who served with me in the first platoon, 1st Squad, 1/6th Inf 198th LIB 1970 to provide supporting letters on my PTSD claim.

    PSG George T. Giddens; SGT Donald A. Cohagan Jr: SGT Michael T. Mahoney; SGT Rick Pinter; SGT Terry R. Roller; SGT Arthur R. Sanchez; SP4 Joseph W. Dembeck III; SP4 Eusebio Flores; SP4 Calvin Fry; SP4 Roger H. Morey; SP4 Paul Shirley; SP4 Victor Rodriguez; SP4 Robert S. Smith; SP4 Edwain L. Wain; SP4 Doyal J. Watkins; SP4 Russell C. Williamson; PFC Adam M. Gaitan; PFC Terry (Stitch) E. Justice; PFC John F. Kneeland; PFC Narcisco M. Roano; PV1 John W. Lenoux; PV1 Jim L Smith; if anyone knows any of these guys, please tell them to get in touch with me.

    • hello this is ex. Sgt. Art Sanchez 7/69-7/70 trying to fix your picture in my mind, respond and we can communicate–your list of names brings back memories–Vic Rodriguez I believe lives in Westminster , ca.

      • I WAS WITH DELTA CO. IST PLT, RTO FOR THE CO.Jack Boyt , you already have my info, never forget what a great experience we had at Branson , would have like the one at Benning , please keep me posted on any further reunions, just seen that you posted on the blog , and had to acknowlege , best to you and yours .

        • John, were you and I in the same platoon? I was in Delta Co. when Lt. Friedman was our Platoon Leader and Sgt. Cook was our Platoon Sargent. I was a Shake and Bake Sargent that worked in the TOC on Stinson after I and the rest of my squad were wounded in a two day period. Barry Patterson,

    • I saw your request . I can’t say I remember you. But you can try to jog my memory if you want to try. The only other person on the list that I ever heard from was terry roller. He lived with me for for a short time in the mid 70′s in San Jose, ca. But left and went back to Moline, Illinois I think. Nice to hear from someone. Contact me if you would like to

  174. I was with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st/6th, 198th Americal. I was in country from July 1970 thru July 1971. We worked out of LZ Dottie and mostly on the Penisula. I’m from WV and am in contact with Ollie “Big Al” Tansimore, Mike ” WC” Byrd, Ben “Pinky” German. Have also, talked to Gary Trull, John W. “Gomer” Hamby…..Welcome Home Brothers

  175. I am trying to make contact with Bruce (Doc) Hoyer – Charlie Co, 5th/46th, 198th LIB. I am working on some deliquent award requests, and could use your help. Bruce if you see this, my new e-mail address is: If any of you out there have information on how to contact Bruce, please e-mail me and let me know.

  176. My step father is Lt. Col (ret) Paul R. Davis former company commander of 17th Armored (air) Cavalry H-Troop from I believe April-June 1971. Anyone know him? Great guy. I could see him being kind of a bad mofo back then. Couple of Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Bronze Stars, many air medals.

    • J. Prestidge,
      We have cWe communicated a few years back in regards to your step father. I have him listed as CO of H/17 Cav. LZ Bayonet from Feb-April 1971. This unit was not the Air Cav., but we were armored cavalry attached to a Infantry unit. The H Troop 17th Air Cav assumed our unit title after we left country in 71. Hope this helps.
      Jim “Wildman” Linton
      H Troop 17th Cav. 3rd Plt.
      LZ Bayonet 69-70

      If you would like to post on the H Troop website that I have created you are more than welcome to. Also we have our H Troop 17th Cav facebook page also. Every year the troop has a reunion, this one being in KC, Mo. Oct. 11-14, 2013.

  177. I’m looking for anybody who served with me in the first platoon of Charlie Co, 1/6th, 198th LIB early to mid 1970. Especially a Native American nicknamed “Smitty” who I was close with. Believe he was from Oklahoma, might now be in the Taos, New Mexico area and retired.

      • there was a LEROY CONWAY,IN 11th Brigade.He was from NEW YORK,he was infused from a other unit.which means they moved guys around when a unit or company is short on battle experienced grunts.
        I heard LEROY was KIA in JUNE of 1969.

  178. Forgot to enter the unit for the proceding message .It was A Troop 1st. Platoon 1st. Squadron 1st US CAVALRY

  179. Loking for Eugene B. McDaniel, James A. Nims, Gerald Plante,and Ricardo S. Reyes who were injured in landmine explosion involving a Sherdian tank on 30 June 1971. I was the TC on that tank. You can get ahold of me thru my email or tel. 402-592-0543

  180. Look for anyone who knew or served with my father, Dennis Pollock, he left Vietnam a SP4. He served from 5 July 1969 to 4 July 1970 in country and Dad always talked about being stationed at Duc Pho with the 23rd Infantry Division, 196th Infantry Brigade, I forget what squad, in Charlie Company.


    • hi ms. pollock, i’m steven miles served has medic 2nd platoon your father was either in 1st, or 3rd platoon i have pictures of him with the guys i think he was about he had light brown hair or blond hair-but i could be wrong, we had a great rifle co.-real tight my cell 410 610 0314email

  181. Working with others to locate veterans who served with Alpha Co 5/46 198 LIB in Vietnam from 1968-1971. If you served with this unit and have not had contact with anyone else from this unit, please leave a posting.

    • I have been keeping up with your work through Buddy Wolfe’s E-mails. Thank you for the work you do! I was in Alpha 5/46 198th. from Oct. 1970 untill we stood down about May, 71, then was assigned to Charlie 1/52. I would like to get in touch with anyone that served with me. I already am in contact with David Barr, Ken Townsend and Bill Lyons. Also, I would like to go back on a tour with a group, if you are aware of a trip planned, please le me know.
      Thanks, Lloyd Adams 386 365 1130

    • I was in A/5-46 Inf 198th LIB from July 69-May 70. Served first 6 months as Platoon Leader, 1st PLT through Christmas. I was pulled out of the field to become S4, then went back to CO A as company commander until I DEROSed in May. Would like to connect. Phone number is 719 232 9594 or email:

      • Lt. Scott … glad my wife made contact with you last night. You should start hearing from others who served with you. If you have contact with others who served in A Co 5/46 with you, please let me know at or call 910.862.9543.

  182. Looking for SGT Mike White. Was in transportation in Chu Lai 1967, he was from West Virginia.

  183. DOG TAG found in New-Caledonia, Anse Vata beach last month.
    name: Jack L Hammond 32 677 680 born 1923. enlisted 1942.
    is he still alive?

  184. Looking for Mitch Williams from NC. We were in Nam in 1970-1971 11th Light Inf. CO. C 4/3th.

  185. Been trying to locate guys from , 9th spt bn 198 Inf Bgde. 1967-1968 Duc Pho and Chu Lai duty stations. One found me last week (Allen Stiles). I’m still looking for , Jack Zubak,David Twang,Johnny Hayes,Dave Vamvarkias. Be great to hear from any of you! Welcome Home Brothers!

    • Hello Longo

      Lt Dennis McDaniel here, I was browsing through the emails and found yours. As I read the names of the guys you are looking for my heart raced with excitement , this was the class 1 section ….. what a fine group of men that did their best. Although I transferred to the 11th inf in May, I was always a 198th guy. I ran into Dave Twang in NYC in the 70s and enjoyed our visit. The 67/68 year was one of great significance and growth. The very best to You Dennis and hope you hear from these fine friends.

      • Wow Great to see your message, Twang and I lived in the same hooch with Jack Zubak. Sorry took so long to reply, just started looking back at The Americal posting. I gave up a while back because I wasn’t hearing from anyone. But its great to heir from you. Please keep in touch. Hope alls well with you. Welcome home brother

      • Lt e-mail when you get a chance, would love to chat with you. ( And if anyone out there knows how I can find , David Vamvakias of Texas or Jack Zubak of Iowa please get in touch with me.. Thanks brothers

    • my father, thomas walls, was with 9th spt 198th and in chu lai dec 67 to aug 68. he was a medic. dad doesn’t like to talk about it so i don’t have much information but i would love to hear from anyone that remembers him. he doesn’t like to remember it and i respect that and don’t ask, but his time there is very important to me and i want to be able to tell my children and grandchildren what their paw paw did for them. i am so proud of him and so very grateful to all of you for the sacrifices you have made for me, and our country. if anyone has stories to share or photos i would really appreciate hearing from you.
      shelley walters

  186. Men of Charlie Co, 5th/46th, 198th LIB. Reference salt mission – Batangan (July – August 69) time frame. Bravo Co was the primary on the operation, with Charlie as back-up. While Bravo prepared bags of salt for disposal, Charlie provided security. At first light, elements of Charlie Co would do sweeps of the area while the remainder of the unit pulled security and/or helped Bravo bag salt for removal from the field by air. Throughout the operation we received sniper fire on a daily basis. On the day in question, after returning from one of these localized security sweeps, 1LT Rosales and SP/4 Lewis were wounded. We had a sniper that fired on us every day around 17:00 hrs. Around 16:45 a shot rang out, and 1LT Rosales rolled into the fox hole on one end, with SP/4 Lewis dove in feet first from the other side. SP/4 Lewis’ boots were planted on the LT’s chest just as a second round was fired. It appeared that this was not our usual sniper, and that he had singled out the Lieutenant. The round went into SP/4 Lewis’ foot just as his boots hit the Lieutenant’s chest. The round went through SP/4 Lewis’ foot where it hit the steel deflection plate built into the sole of jungle boots to deflect punji sticks. This sent the round spinning out the side of Lewis’ foot, with the force of the round slamming the boot into the 1LT Rosales’ chest. I hope that someone will remember the date (or time frame of this incident. I am trying to help 1LT Carols Rosales obtain a Purple Heart for the wound. To do so, I need a date for the affidavit.

    • I was on that salt mission also bit with we had aguy named Millet who steeped on a mine on a morning patrol KIA does anyone remember that

  187. Have been trying to locate my BCT Drill Sgt for sometime just to see how he is making out. At the time with A4-3 5th Plt (jul-Aug 1973) Ft Ord SSG Eugene Chavez> He had a 23rd Infantry Division Combat Patch. Thank You Much
    Bobby Wingate Army Airborne Infantryman 1973-80

  188. HELP, My almost 88 yo husband is a WWII AAF veteran. This past Janruary of 2011 he finally opened up to tell me of his war experience over in Guadal Canal,where he was at for two years, I want so bad for him to try to recreate his uniform maybe just a dress jacket. He was in the 13th AAF support unit , he was a Cpl, he served April of 1943-March1946. His job duties was telephone lineman, and working on th airstrips to keep the runway and search lights up and running He still has his medals. Back then he wore a 42 long. PLEASE RESPOND THAMKS

  189. I was in service battery 3/18 Artillery Americal Division @ Chu Lai from Sept. 68 thru April 70. I was in battallion maint. & I operated the wrecker on resupply convoys. I also unloaded and staged ammo,building matierals,etc,for air resupply. I am looking for info on gun that that hit mine on road back to fire base.Crew members were KIA. I am also looking for Raymond F Dunzy and Walter Frank Woodburn

    • Please email me. I think I have a picture of Dunzy. My dad Fred Lance was in the same unit. He was in Sept 69 until June 70. He hit a mine on the way to Tein Phouc. He died in 2001 from Agent Orange related cancer. I know very little of his experience over and am trying desperately to pice together his story.