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I served with Alpha Company 1/2 from March 1969 to March 1970. May 12, 1969 at Quan Loi we lost 11 good men. SPC4 Freeman, SPC Gray and PFC Demings took me under their wings as I was a "cherry". They died that night. I will never, ever forget. Served in Lai Khe, Dau Tieng, Song Be and Quan Loi. After I returned home in 1970 I enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard in 1973 and served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 & 1991. Retired in 1997 as a 1st Sgt. I was proud to be a "Black Scarve". I always say if you are gonna be a big one be a "Big Red One". The 1st Infantry was the best.
Hello served with coA 1/2. From 10/68 to 10/69 yes those were some times. From the open files ambush with the 2/2 in song Be to the base overrun that night in Quran lot to the swimming pool and burger counter in Dau Tieng. Some moments of terror punctuated by boredom and heat and constant rain Taught me a lot about myself
clarence e simmers
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I served in Vietnam in co b 1/2 from oct. 66 to oct 67 I was the rto for third platoon leader anyone remember me
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I was in the 1st of the 2nd from Jan. 1st 1969 till Feb. 7th 1970. I would love to communicate with you on the guys we both know. I went and had surgery in early March of 69. The evening of the day I got back to Di an Lt. Radigan received a call of the status our troops. That was the that my Lt. Guy Pratt and Dale Peterson was killed. The Lt. and I both arrived to the unit. I knew him well. I was given a 1049 and put back in the rear. I was the Co's driver at the replacement detachment in Di an. I was there a couple of months and then sent to Dau Teiang and put in supply there. I would love to meet you in person some day and share our memories.
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clarence e simmers I served in Vietnam in co b 1/2 from oct. 66 to oct 67 I was the rto for third platoon leader anyone remember me
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Viet Nam is one day ahead of us, so on this day in Viet Nam Dec. 8th, 1967 The Battle of Hill 172 took place. The Black Scarf Battalion 1/2 kicked ass and took names. We had four KIA.
May They Rest In Peace Paul Edward Dufford, awarded The Silver Star for his Actions Albert J. Peters John M. Ray John E. Thiel Patton Black Scarf Battalion 1/2 Nam June 67' June 68'
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Luther, Perhaps you need to recheck your casualty list for 8 December 1967. Albert J. Peters was KIA on 24 March 1968. Kenneth R. Benjamin was KIA on 8 December 1967 along with the other previously named. http://www.virtualwall.org/u-army/2ndinfrgt.htm
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Larry, Your right, I looked at my list wrong, my mistake. It should of been Kenneth R. Benjamin. Thanks. Patton
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John (JJ) Adams
There are several 1/2 Inf who check in here all the time. I do not know if they were with the unit at the time the Black Scarves started but they will now the story. We are honored by your service and the other men and women in our Armed Forces today. Ya'll are true professionals and patriots and are carrying on the traditions. Thank you for your service. John Adams
FO section B Co. 1st Bn 2nd Inf Regt 67 - 68
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We served together in 67-68 in B co. Do you remember Sgt. Lang
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i remember Sgt.Lang, he was kia in 68. he was b 1/2, not sure what month, i was in s-4 at the time he was kia.
Wallace (Brad) Cross
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I served with the 1st of the 2nd (Black Scarves) Co. C late 67 to late 68. I lost my two best friends at a fire support base near An Loc on 5/18/68 during a mortar attack. Bruce Levy and Robert Hammer. My life was spared by a flip of a coin. Any one else there?
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Welcome home and to this site Brad. I served with 1/2 Co C 2nd plt. from 6/68-3/69. We have a Charlie company reunion each year at different locations. Drop me an email if interested and I will feel you in.
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Welcome Home Wallace, and to the Second Infantry Regiment Web (Ramrods.) I was a Black Scarf, Delta Company, November Platoon RTO, joined up with the Recon. 29er Platoon after The Battle of Hill 172, December 8th, 1967. I was an RTO for a bit, then became the Point Man. Came back to The World June, 1968. Were you at Song Be in early June of 1968? Patton Black Scarf Battalion 1/2 Nam June 67' June 68'
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Clifford Milligan Clifford Milligan We served together in 67-68 in B co. Do you remember Sgt. Lang They have the Fallen Heroes list on the website. Here is what it has about SSGT Lang. 24-Aug-68 LANG DEAN L. SSGT B 1ST BN 07-Jun-41 27 EVERETT WA 46W 5
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Clifford Milligan Clifford Milligan We served together in 67-68 in B co. Do you remember Sgt. Lang Were you asking me? You can send me a msg at my e mail address if you want to. JJ
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Since I am on a roll today....let see whose got the best memory.
On October 4, 1967, the 1/2 lost 6 KIA and 26 WIA, according to the After Action Report. I was in B Co. HQ. platoon as the Arty FOs RTO. I was slightly wounded but the company commo sgt who was behind me caught most of the blast. Does anyone remember his name or the medic who treated me. Sure would like to know. JJ drac92r
Raymond D Jandron
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I am looking for anyone who served with me Sept.1968, 1969 I was with the black scarves. Company D 1st Battialion 2nd infantry 1st Infantry Division. I would like to connect with anyone who served with me. I am especially looking for Jim Tebeau who my last address with him was 2261 Lomina Ave. Long Beach Ca thanks for any help that you may provide for me. Ray Jandron 109 Tilot Rd. Negaunee, Mi 49866 906-475-4126. I have found Harold Olsen who served with us and he interested in getting a reunion together. Please let me know if anyone is interested. Thanks Ray
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Hi Raymond, Welcome Home. Have you checked Zaba Search? It listed two Jim Tebeau. One is listed in California, but not Long Beach. This one might be the one your looking for. He may have moved to another town in CA. It gives their phone numbers! But I did not want to post them on the message board. If you have any trouble, send me an e-mail, at Recon2niner@yahoo.com Good luck. Patton Black Scarf Battalion 1/2 Delta Company, November Platoon RTO Recon. 29er Platoon RTO, Point Man Nam June 67' June 68'
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JJ, are you referring about the Ambush on October 4, 1967 during Operation Shenandoah Two. If so. I may have posted this before. I was the RTO for LT. A.C. Green. Our November Platoon secured the L.Z. for the Dust Off Chopper flying in to take out the wounded. The list that I have of those killed from the First Battalion Second Infantry; list shows five K.I.A. On October 4th, 1967. I believe that BCC was wounded in that ambush. If I'm' correct. I remember watching the medics work on him. The Battalion Surgeon was K.I.A. Larry G. may have more information! Patton Black Scarfs 1/2
John J. Adams Jr.
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You are correct in that 1/2 had 5 KIAs but there was a KIA in C Co., Max Batchelor, who like me, was an artilleryman attached to the 1/2. We served in the artillery FO teams in each company. I guess he was counted in the artillery battery as a KIA. JJ drac92r 67 - 68
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Hello, I am interested if anyone has any info about my grandfather? He was in the battle of min than road. David's Silcox. Please and thank you...
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My father, Ernie McClurg served with 1/2 from 65-66 in phuoc vinh. I never got down and really talked with him about what he did in Vietnam. I lost him on 9 Sep 2011. With the PBS series now showing, I find myself wanting to know more and talk to him. I have served with the 201st Support Battalion 3 times, once in Kosovo and twice in Afghanistan. Is there anyone here that has served with my father? God bless all of our Vietnam Vets!
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Duane welcome to the message board. Sorry to hear that your father passed away. May he rest in peace. Hopefully someone who served with him will your post and respond. What company did he serve with while with the 1st Battalion? And, Thank You for your service. Larry G