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Mel Perry
Reply with quote  #26 
Eddie, thank you for the warm welcome and for your service.

I'm sitting here, kind of in shock and almost afraid to say anything at this point.  I just discovered this site yesterday and my wife and I have been reading and absorbing since then.

Guess these memories, names, and places have been suppressed for over 40 years now and are coming back up grudgingly. As I read through this and other threads and associate units, dates of service, descriptions of actions, and experiences a few surviving brain cells are making a few initial tentative sparks......with the predictable subsequent flashbacks and larger "chunks" of memory.  Lots of emotion bubling up to go with the new found memories......am sure you guys understand.

I was the FO attached to Delta, 1/2 from 68 to early 69. Didn't even remember the company until I read that the 1/2 color for Delta was green......bingo and brain spark.

Well, anyhow, am going to go back into my corner and just read for a little while and let the Lord and subconscious come to grips with this and bring a more complete picture before jumping in with both feet.

Thank you all for your Brotherhood and service, present and past, in one of the best and most active units to ever grace this country's colors and defend her freedoms.

God Bless and comfort you all!




mike ogden
Reply with quote  #27 
Mel, I would like to also to Wecome you home brother! and Welcome to the
2ND Inf. Website!, really glad to have you here!!. I'm sure your going to find others here you served with like myself and Andy. I got in country and volunteered for Recon 29er in HHC, Lt. A.C.Green was my plt. leader which i'm sure you probly remember since you were A FO for Delta Co.. You'll find everyone here are fairly sane, at least some anyway!!!
           mike ogden
           1/2 Black Scarves
           BRO June'68'-Feb.'69'
Roger Beeman
Reply with quote  #28 
Mel, welcome home brother. God Bless you my friend.

HHC 2/2 VTR 95  67/68
PFC Joe Hogan C 1/2
Reply with quote  #29 

 Been searching for awile, can't believe what I found!

  C 1/2 Feb 1967 - July 1967  Scarves forever
Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #30 
Welcome Home Brother's, and welcome to the Second Infantry Web site.  This message board has brought a lot of Brother's toegether once again, and it is good medicine for us one and all to deal with those demons that we have had to deal with since our return back to The World. 
 And we are not alone having to deal with demons and the horror's of War, like our Great Gran Father's, Gran Father's, Uncle's, Father's, and Brother's had to deal with from World War One, World War Two, Korea, and Viet Nam. WAR IS HELL!
This message board has made it possible for those of us to confront some of those demon's and fear's. WE have been able to make contact with lost buddie's and other's who lost Loved one's in Viet Nam can now find someone that may have served with their Loved One's in Viet Nam, so they now can find  some closure in one's life. And it has happened.
God Bless this web site, and to those that make it possible.
I have attached a picture of me when I was Lt. A.C. Greens RTO that is he who is holding the .12 gaugae shotgun and Romo the M-60 Machine Gunner to Lt. Greens left.  After my return back To The World Lt. Green was seriously wounded, and because of his action during the Battle Of Loc Ninh I believe it was that he was awarded The Distinguish Service Cross. Lt. Green  was a great leader, and well respected by His Men, and I for one. Thanks A.C.
Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Delta Company, November Platoon RTO
Recon. 29er Platoon, RTO, Point Man
Nam June 67' June 68'      
Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #31 
Well it looks as tho the picture that I wanted to post is to big.  But for those of you who would like to see the picture just e-mail me and i will gladly send it to you.
Thanks
Patton
Black scarf's 1/2
Eddie Oliver
Reply with quote  #32 

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.

Joe Hogan
Reply with quote  #33 
  Hey Eddie, thanks for the response. Names are kind of grey after all this time gone. Hope to be able to resurrect some through this site. Have a photo of the company formation on about Feb 67. Its a large pic, need to find out how to post it. Thanks to all here, later Joe
Joe Hogan
Reply with quote  #34 

Lets try the pic

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Cliff Roberson
Reply with quote  #35 
i have a book still for sale. it is VIETNAM MEDIC. it is about my time with the black scarf battaion in 1967. i also have for sale black scarves that i had made in phuoc vinh. i have been back to vietnam four times since the war. the book is $13.00 -a black scarf package is $29.00 - proceeds from these sales go towards future return trips tp vietnam. you can find more info at aardpiggy.com/vnmedic.html - shortly i will have new website at vietnammedic.com -also there is an expanded and updated version of VIETNAM MEDIC due out shortly. keep checking at vietnammdic.com


Welcome Home!


Cliff Roberson
Dr. Eddie Fleming
Reply with quote  #36 
Welcome home SGT Marr.
I remember you.  I walked left point from Sep 68 thru mid Dec 68 and then was Delta Co S1 Clerk until Mar 69.
Hope you make it to the reunion in Pigeon Forge in May

Eddie
D 1/2 68-69
Eddie Fleming
Reply with quote  #37 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgt matt marr
I proudly served as squad leader [shake n bake] with delta co 1/2 black scarves  summer of 68 to july22 69  . Any one out there remember me?

Welcome home SGT Marr.
I remember you.  I walked left point from Sep 68 thru mid Dec 68 and then was Delta Co S1 Clerk until Mar 69.
Hope you make it to the reunion in Pigeon Forge in May

Eddie
D 1/2 68-69

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #38 

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.  

Bob Fulps
Reply with quote  #39 

Hello Joe, welcome home and welcome to the website. What part of Kentucky are you from? I'm in Owensboro. I served with C 2/2 , 1966-67. (no scarf). I also retired as First Sergeant . (in 1978). Give me a holler and we'll talk about them "Wildcats". Hang Tough. Later. Bob

Roger Beeman
Reply with quote  #40 
Hi Joe and welcome to the board. Glad to have you here. You will meet alot of friends here and I am sure some you served with while in Nam.
 
HHC 2/2 VTR 95  67/68
cary wider
Reply with quote  #41 
I would like to remind all, of  a sp4 from  Texas listed on the wall. His name is J. Simms. When Delta company was new. He walked point after being transferred from C company and was kill by a mine out side of Phouc Vinh.

I have the book  that Clif Robinson wrote, I have the black scarf and all the memory to go along with it. ( operations Manhattan 1 and 2, Junction City 2 and Teit. I have pictures of Highway one.) and the PTSD as well.

I sometimes wounder what happen to Charlie company's James Allan from Brooklyn, NY or  Raymond Shepard from Platesburg NY and  William Pollock. Can't forget a guy name Mead.

Yes, I'm glad to be home and I hope you all are doing well.
Sp4 Cary Wider
C 1/2 1st Infantry Div.
Joe Hogan
Reply with quote  #42 
Hey Cary
Served with Simms ( C 1/2 Feb 67 -Aug 67). I went to Delta Co When it was formed. The Mead I knew got hit the same night I did (122 mm rockets that Cliff talks about in his book. Good to Here From someone from Dracula Charlie.

Later Joe
cary wider
Reply with quote  #43 
Yes, I transferred over to delta as well, but I was so short. I don't remember much.
Yes Mead was hit during a rocket attack in Phouc V. The night my tape deck was destroyed and our cook was killed. Not Lee, remember, Lee was the one who made the good biscuits. Meads was not hurt badly.
They said the 1/26 was over run that night. There was a first LT working on Mead that night. He and an E6 died later on highway one.
Yes in cliff's book I'm probably the one who broke his glass on night ambush. I couldn't conect the dates.

Have a great day
Cliff Roberson
Reply with quote  #44 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cliff Roberson
i have a book still for sale. it is VIETNAM MEDIC. it is about my time with the black scarf battaion in 1967. i also have for sale black scarves that i had made in phuoc vinh. i have been back to vietnam four times since the war. the book is $13.00 -a black scarf package is $29.00 - proceeds from these sales go towards future return trips tp vietnam. you can find more info at aardpiggy.com/vnmedic.html - shortly i will have new website at vietnammedic.com -also there is an expanded and updated version of VIETNAM MEDIC due out shortly. keep checking at vietnammdic.com


Welcome Home!


Cliff Roberson



The new book is available! It is titled "Vietnam Medic: Field Journal" and sells for $17.00 - it has 272 pages, many photos and maps, and Daily Staff Journal pages detailing events in the book. The book is about my time with the 1st of the 2nd from Jan thru Dec of 1967. The book tells the origin of the Black Scarf.

There are also Black Scarves for sale for $17.00 - the scarves were made in Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam last year (2010). They are as authentic as I could make them: they are made of black cloth purchased in Phuoc Vinh, however the 1/2 is machine embroidered instead of hand embroidered like the originals were. I did have one scarf hand embroidered in Phuoc Vinh and it took the ladies several hours to do it. Of course this would have made the scarves cost MUCH more and then no one would buy them ... With each scarf the buyer also gets a modern Vietnam postcard and a new Vietnam coin (either a 200 dong or a 1000 dong - my choice).

There are many other things for sale at VietnamMedic.com - check them out. And check back often as I am currently obtaining new items that will be of great interest to any Vietnam Veteran.

There will also be a NEW book about my four trips back to Vietnam titled "Vietnam: It's This Whole Other Country" which will be available soon.

"Welcome Home!"

Cliff Roberson
Cliff Roberson
Reply with quote  #45 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cary wider
Yes, I transferred over to delta as well, but I was so short. I don't remember much.
Yes Mead was hit during a rocket attack in Phouc V. The night my tape deck was destroyed and our cook was killed. Not Lee, remember, Lee was the one who made the good biscuits. Meads was not hurt badly.
They said the 1/26 was over run that night. There was a first LT working on Mead that night. He and an E6 died later on highway one.
Yes in cliff's book I'm probably the one who broke his glass on night ambush. I couldn't conect the dates.



Have a great day



As I recall, the glasses were broken in the firefight of July 18, 1967 and I thought the guy's name was Groche - but I could be mistaken. I do have a photo of him. I will email you a copy of the photo and you can see if it was you. I can't post this photo in case the people in the photo don't want their image made public. The other guy in the photo (besides me) was Roy Clark.

Co B 1/2 Jan-Dec 67

Juan Santiago
Reply with quote  #46 
Note: All the warriors out there that want Information on the Vet of the 2nd Inf Reg reunion in Pigeon Forge, TN in may 17-20 next year please send me an e-mail by clicking on my name--I would like to have your address so I can send you the information when I start mailing them.
Thank you.
Welcome Home.
Juan
B co 2/2 1964 to1970.
Vietnam 1965 to 1970.
 
cary wider
Reply with quote  #47 

I don't know how to send you these scan. I thank I can save them as PDF. I thought I already sent Cliff a picture of me in the Nam.

 

Cary Wider

1/2 big red one

richard lytle
Reply with quote  #48 

Hi, guys. I'm an old Ramrod, too. I got to the battalion on New Years Eve, 1966, and served in HHC, both in the Recon Platoon and in the Maintenance Platoon. Did the air assault with Recon in Cedar Falls and Junction City I and the rest of the operations through Manhatten II. I clearly remember the morter/rocket attack on June, 1967, when Delta Co. got initiated to combat and what the April 1, 1967, battlefield of Ap Gu looked like when we walked through to chase the gooks away from the 1/26 npd. 

Today I got another problem---I'm trying to find information regarding the death of Sgt Jerald Allen Borman, Co. A., on April 4, 1968. Does anyone out there remember him? I've got a program coming up in October and I need to really flush him out---meaning him as a person. Please contact me asap. Thanks. Richard Lytle 

John Adams
Reply with quote  #49 
Cliff,

Do you remember a medic named DIX? He was the B Co. HQs platoon medic.
If you do, do you have a first name for him.

John (JJ) Adams
DRAC96R 
B Co. Sep 67 - Jul 68
harold defibaugh
Reply with quote  #50 
don't get met to lying, but i think doc dix's first name was thomas. he was the platoon medic while i was with b 1/2 from dec 67-dec 68. my platoon sgt. was furbee.

harold defibaugh
b 1/2
dec 67-dec 68
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