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Bob Faubert
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Hi Guys, My name is Bob Faubert. I am so grateful to have found this site. I hope that all of you are well. I was with A 1/2 November from March 1969 until January 1970. I carried ammo for Ski and the radio for the platoon sergeant. I was wounded at Quan Loi on May 12, 1969. Besides Ski, I was best friends with Dennis “Gator” Grey. Unfortunately, Dennis passed away last March due to agent orange/ prostrate cancer. He was a good friend and I will miss him very much. 

        Like many of you I struggled with PTSD for many years. I am doing much better now. If anyone knows Ski’s address, please let me know. I know that he lived in Detroit. Does anyone have a roster of the men of the company during that time. I am terrible with names. Mostly because of the PTSD. I blocked out many memories during that time.  

        I know that Bill Bedwell, I think that how he spelled his name, lived down near Disneyland here in California. One again, I am grateful for this site and wish all of you the best.

Bob Faubert

Juan
Reply with quote  #152 
Welcome Home BoB, Please check your back door mail.
Juan.
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #153 
Hi Bob

I also served with A 1/2 from March 1969 to March 1970.
Give me a call. Let's talk.

Phone 270-789-1395

Joe Fair
mike ogden
Reply with quote  #154 

 Welcome Home Bob and Welcome to the 2nd Regiment Web.
Good to see you here.
 mike ogden 1/2 HHC Recon Ptl. BRO June'68'-Feb.'69'
Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #155 
Welcome Home Brother!
I too was a Black Scarf but my tour was from June 67 June 68.  Sorry for you loss.  We all lost someone in that War, and we are still losing our friends from that War (Agent Orange) etc.
Glad that you have made contact.  The Brother's on this message board will help you with what ever you may need to make contact with your Brother's that you seved with.
Here is a very good web site. Just type it in the search box (Google)
http://cybersarges.tripodcom/
I to have PTSD.  Once again!!!  WELCOME HOME BROTHER!  Its been a very long journey for all of us!!
God Bless!
Luther Patton
Black Scarf battalion 1/2
Delta company RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man
NOLI ME TANGERE
 
mike schellenberger
Reply with quote  #156 

I am Mike Schellenberger  "Shelly".  I served with Alpha 1st of the 2nd, May 1969 until the First came home.  I was plt. sgt. for Lima Platoon.  I have been to this site before but this is my first time responding.  Great to hear so many of you old guys still around.  Been talking to Joe Fair, who frequents this site.  He and I were in Lima together.  We both live in Kentucky and are planning on our reunion soon.  Haven't seen each other since 1972.  Thanks Brothers.

Juan
Reply with quote  #157 
Those of you that are planning to come to the reunion, please send me an e-mail so I can send you the registration form.
 
Thank you.
Juan.
B co 2/2 1964 to 1967.
Vietnam.
1965 to 1970.
Dennis Bien
Reply with quote  #158 

Served with C co. 1/2 as Arty RTO form January 1970 til colors went home. I still have my Black Scarf from that time. Would to hear from others.

Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #159 
Welcome Home Dennis and Bob!  It has been a long journey! Glad that you both have found this site!!! Its a good one for sure!
Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Delta Company RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man
Nam June 67 June 68 
Dennis Bien
Reply with quote  #160 

Does anyone know what happened to Lou Rameriz? Had his addy , but lost it. I remember him , Sgt. Newby, Capt. Sykes, Hardcore, Star, I heard he got killed after he went to the 25th Inf. Can't remember the name of my FO though.

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #161 
Dennis
You can check the KIA's using the Vietnam Virtual Wall
Here's the link :    http://www.virtualwall.org/iAlpha.htm
 
Joe Fair
A 1/2 Lima Platoon
March '69 to Mar '70
Dennis Bien
Reply with quote  #162 

I did check the Wall Star is on it  and i traced when the Moving Wall came to town. but the other guys are not on it and I heard they made back to the world.

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #163 
Dennis

The 1969 1/2 Battalion Annual shows for Charlie Company at the time the annual was put together the following:
Cpt Sikes    Commander
1LT Tingey  XO
1LT Adams  Arty FO
1SG Tyson  Top
SP4 Gross   Arty RTO
There was a PFC Start and a PFC Smart also listed. These photos were taken I believe around August 1969.
I hope this is of some value to you.

Joe Fair
SPC(P) Bowman,Fletcher
Reply with quote  #164 
Sorry it has taken so long to write back.  Well here in Afghanistan the 1-2IN have been doing great work!! we are routing out the Taliban and making it safe for all the local afghans.  All you 1-2 Vets would be proud of what we are doing out here.  Although we have difficulty seeing the enemy, we are still the most professional and hard working Battalion.  We still where the Black Scarves, as well as we must know the original blackscarves poem written by one of your own in 1967.  he was in D. Co. I will try and keep you all more informed on what is happening. Also when is the next reunion for the blackscarves?  A few buddies and myself would like to attend.


John Venn
Reply with quote  #165 
Fletcher,

I was in the 2nd/2nd 66-67 in VN.  I just wanted to tell you and your comrades that you are in my prayers.  Give them hell brother!
John Shanks
Reply with quote  #166 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Faubert

Hi Guys, My name is Bob Faubert. I am so grateful to have found this site. I hope that all of you are well. I was with A 1/2 November from March 1969 until January 1970. I carried ammo for Ski and the radio for the platoon sergeant. I was wounded at Quan Loi on May 12, 1969. Besides Ski, I was best friends with Dennis “Gator” Grey. Unfortunately, Dennis passed away last March due to agent orange/ prostrate cancer. He was a good friend and I will miss him very much. 

        Like many of you I struggled with PTSD for many years. I am doing much better now. If anyone knows Ski’s address, please let me know. I know that he lived in Detroit. Does anyone have a roster of the men of the company during that time. I am terrible with names. Mostly because of the PTSD. I blocked out many memories during that time.  

        I know that Bill Bedwell, I think that how he spelled his name, lived down near Disneyland here in California. One again, I am grateful for this site and wish all of you the best.

Bob Faubert

  John Shanks,    Welcome Back and glad you found this site.  I just found it myself.  I was also with A 1/2 from Oct 68 to Oct 69.  Did a little of everything, including carrying the radios for a while and then went to the rear company area.  Was at Quan Loi at that time. I also do not do well with names and have blocked out a lot of the situations/  Hate it too, because I would like to remember my brothers better.  Hope to come to reunion, I have a box of pictures I need help remembering the people.

  John Shanks

  DracAlpha 1/2

  68-68

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #167 
John Shanks

I also served with Alpha Company 1st Bn 2nd Infantry. I was in Lima Platoon. I was there from March 1969 to March 1970. I found your photo in the 1/2 Dracula Annual made I believe around August 1969. I remember you. I plan on being at the reunion.  I also have lots of photos. Most of mine I had put the soldier's name on the back of it. When I first joined the unit CPT Scully was the CO and our 1SG was a tall bald headed guy. In late May or early June CPT Coker and 1SG Cabrera joined the unit. Lima Platoon Leader was LT Holtz and SSG Schellenberger was our PSG. Hopefully we will meet at the reunion.

Joe Fair
Dennis Bien
Reply with quote  #168 

I came into the BRO 1 Jan 70, had the little training at Dian, from there went to a Fire base called Pine Ridge with Charlie Btry. 1/5 arty. Spent one day and one night there, got to watch my first Arc light strike on The Black Virgin Mountain. The next morning being the FNG I get sent to DauTiang and I'm going be an RTO, what ever the hell that is, and lucky enough to sent to Charlie Co. 1/2 infantry. So I became a grunt and the funny part is I think I still am. So I humped with the CP til the 1st Infantry went home. I was only with the 1/2 for a few month but I still consider myself a Black Scarf. After the 1st went home I was transfered to the 199th LIB and back to arty shooting 105's. Then the 199th colors got sent home and I was again transfered to the 1st Cav. That is the short story of my time in nam. Loved Capt. Sykes, my folks would send pictures from home and He always liked to look at them. I just wish that everyone could have come home in one piece like I did. God Bless them all.

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #169 
Dennis

Even after all these years I'll say welcome home. I was also at FSB Pine Ridge and spent a lot of time at Dau Tieng. I am proud to have been a Black Scarve. The 1st Bn 2nd Infantry Regiment was a damn good unit.

Joe Fair
A 1/2
March 69 - Mar 70
Javier L.
Reply with quote  #170 

Lou here, I believe that this is my first time posting. My tour, Charlie Company 1/2 March 69 / March 70. If you're able to open photo this is SSG.Kenneth "Huck" Neuhaus on left (short guy) and one of our Medics.  Sad to say I can't remember his name.  This guy did a great job on Lt. Robert J. "Bob" Eggle when he was wounded on May 19, 1969. I'm trying to locate for Bob Eggle, if anyone remebers him PLEASE let me know.  Later on I would like to post a picture of a few other Medics.

 

Lest we forget "The Black Scarves"

Mike Comer
Reply with quote  #171 

   My father is a proud black scarf, Spc. 4 Michael R Comer from Warrenton, Mo, Vietnam 1968-????. My dad never really spoke of his time in country, but he was always very active in veterans orginizations my whole life. MS has been eating him up for years now, and I would like to get some info on the reunion, and maybe find some of his old buddies from this time of his life. Feel free to E-mail me at fleirmike180@gmail.com

   I would also like to thank all of you for your service and for fighting along side my father. I'm proud to call all of you my uncles, I'm proud to be an American, and I'm proud to be the son of a brave Black Scarf.  Noli Me Tangere

  

Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #172 
Your more than welcome Mike!  Im sorry to hear about the condition of
your Dad.  Give him my best and tell him for me!! Welcome Home My Fellow Black Scarf Brother.
Im glad that you found this site for it is a great site. And many a good men post here, and we are very proud to call each other "My Brother!"  Including your dad.
If there is anything that you would like to know about The Black Scarfs!  Please feel free post it here.
Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Delta Company RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man
Nam June 67' June 68'
   
Juan
Reply with quote  #173 
Mr. Comer, please check you back door mail. I have send to info about the reunion.
Juan.
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #174 

Hey Bob Faubert, I found a photo of you that I took. Now I remember you. When I took the photo you were wearing glasses and I had marked on the back: Faubert, California. I believe the photo was taken at Dau Tieng or perhaps Lai Khe. Give me a call at 270-789-1395 or e-mail me at regniafair@gmail.com.

 

It's been a long time.

 

Joe Fair

A 1/2

March 1969 to March 1970

ryan
Reply with quote  #175 
Does anyone remember a Lt. J. Vandenberg. I know he was a black scarf in 68 and I am trying to learn more about his tour, but its still uncomfortable for him to talk about. Any rememberance?
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