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Luther Patton
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Hi Lisa,
Welcome to the board.
 So sorry for your loss.
I was there during the Battle of Hill 172. I did not know your lost loved one.
  I lost a good friend during the Battle of Hill 172 his name was Paul Edward Dufford.  He was awarded the Silver Star.
 I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from a relative of Pauls'. She was seeking information on how he was killed.
So I have been corresponding with her.
If you would like, I have made other post on this site and you can read more.  That is if you have not already done so.
I wish I could be of help. Maybe, just maybe someone who knew your relative will come forth and help you with some of your questions so you can fill in the blanks.
God Bless You and your family.

Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Delta Company, November Platoon RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man
Nam June 67' June 68' 
frank maduli
Reply with quote  #252 
I  was   with the  black  scarfs  nothing  to  do  with bugs  we  were  a  green  towel  for  that  the  enemy  was  afraid  of  us ALTHOUGH  VIETNAM  WAS  NOT  THE FIRST  TO  WERE  THEM  I  THINK  WW2! we  did  bad ass things!some  had  a  neckless  of  ears  another  8  heads  in  a  duffle  bag  he  would  sell   them  the  Army  sent  him  home! 
I  HAVE  A  SCARF  WHAT  I  DID  WAS  GO  TO  WALLMART   GET  BLACK  MATEREAL  THAT  MATCHED  AND  CUT  TO  SIZE  GREEN  WAS  FOR  DELTA  COMPANY  RED  FOR  HEADGUARTER  ETC! SEWED  ON  THE  BACK  1/2!
John Kerins
Reply with quote  #253 
Just wondering Frank, when were you with D/1/2?
Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #254 
[comp] A very good point John.

Frank you have one color right, but the other one is incorrect.  Then again what War were you in?
Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
BCC
Reply with quote  #255 
This could get interesting.
BCC
Reply with quote  #256 
In February 2013......
nancy denise griffin
Reply with quote  #1 
MY VIETNAM VET FRIEND.MR.WOLF WOULD LIKE TO FIND VET BUDDYS.

FRANKIE MADULI from brooklyn ny.
RICKY SHAW
LT.STEPHENS

THAY ARE SOME MORE OF THE MEN THAT MADE IT OUT ALIVE FROM
THE AMBUSH OF MARCH 9 1969 THAT MY UNCLE JOHNNY PAUL GRISSOM WAS K.I.A

MR. GREG WOLF HAS HELPED ME ON INFO ON MY UNCLE,JUST WON'T TO HELP HIM IN RETURN.

SO IF ANYONE KNOW OF WHERE THAY ARE,OR KNOW THEM.OR HOW I COULD FIND THEM
PLEASE LET ME NOW,OR GIVE THEM MY E-MAIL PLEASE...THANKS SO MUCH.
YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH THIS CAN MEAN TO A VET BROTHER IN ARM'S..


                                          LOVE AND PRAYERS  NANCY DENISE GRIFFIN
                                           moma.d1968@yahoo.com


Frank Maduli may have known her uncle.
Vic Binkoski
Reply with quote  #257 
I also served in Charlie Co. 1/2 from dec., 1967 to dec,1968 with both Jerry Bennett and Chuck Jones..They were both in my !!squad. Tried to get in touch with them several times but no luck Are you going to Pigeon Forge this May? Please contact me!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie Oliver

Welcome home and welcome to the board. I served with C 1/2 from 6/68-3-69. This is a great site and helps a lot of us in different ways. Do by any change remember a Chuck Jones or Jerry Bennett.

Vic Binkoski
Reply with quote  #258 
Was in Ellis Sabey"s squad from Dec. 1967 to the time he went home in Aug. 1968. He and I stayed in touch and I visited him in Orem , Utah in May, 2011 when he was very sick..He died in June, 2011. Great guy. Great family. So glad I got to see him. He gave me his Black Scarve with the blue 1/2. I stay in touch with his widow, Vicki
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodaim
Welcome Matt. Do you remember SGT. Ellis Sabey from C 1/2?  he was a squad leader,  real tall and quite guy and around may became Platoon SGT. for Charlie Company.  He was from Utah, his time in country was Aug of 67-68.

Goodaim
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #259 
It's about time you showed up on this board. Can't tell you how happy it made our pal Sabe when you came to visit him in the hospital where I also got a chance to see you after all these years. I miss him a lot and not a day goes by that I don't think of him in one way or the other and its funny but thoughts of him always make me smile.

I had the privledge of speaking at his funeral and belive I did it in a manner that would have been acceptable to him, short, sweet and to the point. On a side note I went to his house to visit him before he went to the hospital for the last time. I asked him if he had it all sorted out? His answer was yes but then he said "Lar I always told you I'd go before you besides when I get there it will give me time to get your book of business cleaned up so you can join me when the time comes, alway's thinking of his guys just like in the old days.

A better and braver man than Sabe would be hard to find, I'm just thankful I got to call him my friend for over 40 years and of those fourty got to spend two years with him full time.

Be well my friend and enjoy this board there are a lot of great guy's on here and a lot that got to meet our man Sabe at the two reunions we attended.

Goodaim (Larry C)
Andy_Oliver
Reply with quote  #260 
Hello Vic,

I was so glad to see your post. I emailed you this morning after I saw your post. Please let me know on this site if you didn't get it. Co. C started having a reunion in 2013 so I haven't been to Pigeon Forge since 2012. Would love it if you could see you way to go to this years reunion at Louisville Ky. in June.  Let me know if you are planning on going to Pigeon Forge. Are you on Facebook.

Eddie (Andy) Oliver
Andy_Oliver
Reply with quote  #261 
Need some help guys. I have emailed Vic Binkoski and have not gotten a reply. Maybe I am not doing something right. If anyone has contact information or can help me get in contact with Vic I would appreciate it very much. He was my squad leader. See above post.

Eddie (Andy) O.
Raski47
Reply with quote  #262 
Check out this webpage -http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/1-2in.htm -
Not sure if it is actually all true  Good reading!!


Ralph Skikus D1/2
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #263 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPC Bowman
hey everyone
i was wondering if there are any person from the original black scarves any where. i would like to talk to one as i am currently in 1-2 inf black scarves. its an honor really. thank you for your time
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #264 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPC Bowman
hey everyone
i was wondering if there are any person from the original black scarves any where. i would like to talk to one as i am currently in 1-2 inf black scarves. its an honor really. thank you for your time
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #265 
SPC Bowman- send me an e-mail. I'd enjoy talking to you.

joefaira121@gmail.com

Joe Fair
A 1/2
Apr 1969 to Mar 1970
E4 james holland
Reply with quote  #266 
I was in Aco 1/2 66-67 foundsome friends but agent orange got to them before me.                              therewere two buddies that i have been tring to find ,one was webb he got sick had to stay at hq for rest of his tour. The otherone is franklin i dont rember there first my mind plays with me some times. pheau vinh sure miss that place ,i would like to go back sometimes but my wife willnot let me, agent orange ,ptsd,lost some of my insides ,have trouble walking.                                       I sure injoy reading about all of you so keed you feet dry .

          E4 mike kelo & alpha kelo holland

Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #267 
Welcome Home, James,
Sorry to hear about your medical situation. I pray things will get better for you.
Agent Orange was eating my Prostate.  Had it removed about three year's ago.  Doing better now.
Patton
Black Scarf battalion 1/2
Delta company, November Platoon RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man.
Nam June 67' June 68'
james holland
Reply with quote  #268 
do enyone can tell me where i can find company rostor for A Co 1/2 1div at phou vinh aug  1966 mike plt.[confused]
Larry Meiners
Reply with quote  #269 
I served with the 1/2 from March, 66 through March,67 and was one of the many original members that wore the Black Scarf - I have many pictures of our company with the Scarf's around their necks.  Our company co was William Mullin who later became a General

i was stationed at phou vine my total tour

Laurence (Larry) Meiners
co c and hhc
Eddie (Andy) Oliver
Reply with quote  #270 
Larry welcome home and welcome to the board. I served with Co C 1/2 6/68-3/69. Charlie Co. started having a reunion 3 years ago and are having our 4th next June. If you or anyone seeing this post is interested in getting the information send me an email.
Hebert Kibler
Reply with quote  #271 
I was with A co 1/2 in 65-66 and D co 69-70. I was on the operation that picked up the black material that made the black scarfs. I have pictures of the area it was found. I also have other pictures and some from 69-70. I have also written about both tours, not as a book but memories for my children.  I am willing to share these thoughts and pic.s.     PSG Herbert Kibler  823 academy rd. Culver In. 46511  574 842 2011. 
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #272 
Welcome to the message board Herbert

I served with Alpha Company 1/2 from April 1969 to March 1970. I would really like to read your memoir. I have a book, Call Sign Dracula, about my tour with the Black Scarves. It is available through Sunbury Press, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million.

My e-mail address is joefaira121@gmail.com.


Welcome home!

Joe Fair (1SG Retired)
anthony urban
Reply with quote  #273 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luther Patton
Hi Lisa,
Welcome to the board.
 So sorry for your loss.
I was there during the Battle of Hill 172. I did not know your lost loved one.
  I lost a good friend during the Battle of Hill 172 his name was Paul Edward Dufford.  He was awarded the Silver Star.
 I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from a relative of Pauls'. She was seeking information on how he was killed.
So I have been corresponding with her.
If you would like, I have made other post on this site and you can read more.  That is if you have not already done so.
I wish I could be of help. Maybe, just maybe someone who knew your relative will come forth and help you with some of your questions so you can fill in the blanks.
God Bless You and your family.

Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Delta Company, November Platoon RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man
Nam June 67' June 68' 
anthony urban
Reply with quote  #274 
I knew Paul dufford I believe he was from Middlesex Penn. He was in my platoon in delta company . on the night of Dec 8 1967 he was on listening post an I lead an ambush patrol 1000 meters ahead of the listening post .the first time we tried to go out we had a lot of movement in front of use nva regulars we had to pull back and they pumped mortors and artiery shells in there for about a half hour we went back out followed buy the listening post at about 500 meters .at about midnight we had a lot of movement to our front and right front so we blue our ambush after orders from our company co. And headed in we went right the listening post I told Paul and the two other men that was with him to fall in right behind us we continued on and we herd an explosion be hind us they we hit by an enemy grenade an never made it back in we found them the next morning after a long fought battle that lasted several hours. I was awarded the bronze Star with the v device for that battle if they need more information they can contact me at area code 605-730-8669 or email at tcr @ kennebectelephone .com Tony urban thanks for your service and time
Lyle R. Foltz aka slow mo
Reply with quote  #275 
Hi, My name is Lyle Foltz, I was also known as (Slow Motion).  Long story.  I served in the 1/2 Black Scarves from 2-16-67 to 2-16-68.  I was in Bravo Company, third Platoon.  Our platoon was ambushed on July 18, 1967 and we lost a lot of good men.  1st Lt. Dan Starnes, Richard Giovannacci, Jerome Johnson, Robert Gentry, Roger Greetan, Walter Brown, and Antonio Ribera a medic from HHC were all killed in that action.  I was an RTO for our third Platoon.  On October 3, 1967 we were in the area of the Ho Bo Woods when we got hit by a mortar attack between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m.  Our Platoon CP took an almost direct hit, and 1st Lt. Nichols, Platoon Sergeant Louis Christina, RTO Dale Akers, and our Platoon Medic were all wounded.  I was also wounded.  A medevac chopper was brought in and everyone was extracted except me.  I was wounded, but not seriously.  I refused medical treatment until the next day.  My injuries were never officially recorded and thus I did nit receive a Purple Heart award.  At the time I felt that my injuries were not significant in light of what was happening around me.  No sweat! GI.  The next day, on October 4, 1967 we were on patrol and six members of the Battalion were killed, including Captain Howard Gerstel.  He was our Battalion Surgeon.  Also SP/4 Donald Schrenk, a medic was killed.  These two individuals would have been responsible for documenting my injuries from the Oct. 3rd mortar attack.  In the chaos of war it was lost.  I am looking for anyone from the Black Scarf Battalion who can recall this action.  I am still seeking the Purple Heart.  Also I am looking for Sergeant Robert Bugge, Marnie Mayo, Victor Trewieler, 1st Lt. Nichols If there is anyone who knows anything, please contact me at 952-432-3490 or lfoltz@charter.net.  I live in Apple Valley, MN and have been retired for six years.  I worked for The American Legion Department of Minnesota for 23 years and I was the Department Adjutant for 15 years.  "NOLE ME TANGERE"
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