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Cliff Roberson
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John,

By Dec of 67 I was so short I couldn't see straight, let alone remember anyone's name! I don't recall anyone named Dix. I caught me Freedom Bird on Dec 30. The only 1/2 medics I know the names of are: Vowles, Schrenk, Varner, Ribera, Johnson, Smith, Boyce, Wick, Wisness, and Doctor Gerstel. And 3 of those were KIA: Ribera, Gerstel, and Schrenk.

Cliff Roberson
B 1/2 Jan - Dec 67

harold defibaugh
Reply with quote  #52 
i have a picture that was signed by doc dix, he was the first platoon medic.

harold defibaugh
b 1/2
dec 67- dec 68
cary wider
Reply with quote  #53 
Does anyone know what became of Canoot Bernard. He was wounded when we found a large underground hospital. He was L I R R P.

You know the Kong fort just like we did. We need to show the same respect we wish for our fallen brothers.

Cary wider
C and D 1 / 2

P S did U get the pictures I sent?
Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #54 
Harold,
When you were in Bravo Company Black Scarfs, did you know a black guy by the name of Durey Felton he was an RTO in Bravo Company??  I think he was wounded and then was sent back to The World. 
I did not know him in the Nam but he is now the Curator At The Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. And he helps with the catologing of the items left at the Wall.
I was just wondering if you may have know him when we were in the Nam.
Luther Patton
Black Scarf Battalion 1/2
Nam June 67' June 68' 
cary wider
Reply with quote  #55 
If these pictures can be attached, I'm the one with 50 caliber and sandbag. Lee the cook is looking on  and Plumer is the guy on the right helping with the sandbags. We Called he Plumer Son. Per James Allen from Brooklyn NY.


Cary Wider
C and D 1/2 Big and Bloody Red One.

No all the pictures are over the limit



Tom Copeland
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Cary,

Here are the pictures you sent to my email address.

Tom

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cary wider
Reply with quote  #57 
Thanks much for putting the pictures up.
John (JJ) Adams
Reply with quote  #58 

Harold,

Thanks for the first name. Here is a picture I have of Doc Dix and me.
We were in Vang Tau on R&R, May 68. Maybe it is the same Doc Dix.

I hope the pictures show up.

JJ
DRAC96R
John (JJ) Adams
Reply with quote  #59 
Harold,

The Doc Dix photo is too large, over 1 mg, but here is the other one.
I will re scan the Dix photo and try to get it under the 1 mg limit.

JJ
DRAC96R

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John (JJ) Adams
Reply with quote  #60 
Harold & Cliff,

Got the photo of Doc Dix resized to fit. This is in May 68 in Vang Tau.
Click on the photos to make them larger.

JJ
DRAC96R

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harold defibaugh
Reply with quote  #61 
that is doc dix!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the photo. the photo i was talking about that he signed was of me, and he wrote on the back of it, and signed it.
wonder what ever happened to him

harold defibaugh
b 1/2
dec 67- dec 68
Juan
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To all the Black Scarves Bn Warriors. Here is the picture of the polo shirt that I design.
Let me know if you want any.
Juan.

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Mike Ragan
Reply with quote  #63 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Fair

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.  

Is there any chance you remember Spc. Charles Stultz? He was from my home town of Quenemo, Kansas and was among the 11. Can you tell me anything about him or how he was killed? Thanks for the information and thank you and God bless you for your service.
John Adams
Reply with quote  #64 
Harold,

Were you in B Co. when we were providing security for the artillery at Song Be? If so, do you remember the day we tried to leave and they had us lying around waiting for the C 130 to come get us? We also lost a medic during that time.

JJ
DRAC96R

harold defibaugh
Reply with quote  #65 
jj,

i remember being at son be, but the only thing i remember was pulling guard on the fuel dumps, and the c-130 that had been downed at one end of the runway. there was a mech unit there and they were shooting at the mountain. don't recall losing a medic., sorry. the reason i still remember doc dix, was the bad case of ring worms on my butt, he cured them. he gave me some kind of cream to doctor up with. it burned like the devil,but it did the trick.

harold defibaugh
Dennis morrill
Reply with quote  #66 
Does anyone know the name of black first sgt that was about 6foot 7 served with delta co 1/2 1969 at lai kie he is why iam alive today
Dennis morrill
Reply with quote  #67 
Hey juan how can I get a few of those shirts you made they look great
Juan
Reply with quote  #68 
Dennis, check your back door mail.
Juan.
Scott Davenport
Reply with quote  #69 

I believe my friend COL Edward Kelly was a member of the "Black Scarves", as he spoke of it to me on more than one occassion.  He was a Forward Observer during the Vietnam War, and passed away yesterday, after a battle with cancer.  He was my friend and a first-class officer and human being, and he will be missed!

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #70 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Ragan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Fair

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.  

Is there any chance you remember Spc. Charles Stultz? He was from my home town of Quenemo, Kansas and was among the 11. Can you tell me anything about him or how he was killed? Thanks for the information and thank you and God bless you for your service.

Mike
Here is what I recall and hope this is some value.
To my best recollection Charles Stultz was in our mortar platoon. He along with 2-3 other men were in a bunker that was blown up by an enemy sapper during the ground attack on May 12, 1969 at Quan Loi.
They had fought bravely from the bunker during the heavy ground attack. The next day following the ground attack I was one of the volunteers to recover the bodies from the blown bunker. It was terrible and sad that the men were blown and/or burned beyond recognition. I don't recall Charles. Perhaps a picture would bring back my recollection of him. As I mentioned I believe he was in the mortar platoon. I was in Lima (1st) platoon. Recovering those men from that blown bunker is etched in my memory forever.   


mike ogden
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  Joe, God Bless you dear brother, "Welcome Home"
          mike ogden 1/2 BRO HHC Recon Patrol '68'-'69'
Juan
Reply with quote  #72 

Mike, the 1st Sgt is planning to come to the reunion--if you come you may meet lot of the guys that were with you. Juan.

Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #73 

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike ogden
  Joe, God Bless you dear brother, "Welcome Home"
          mike ogden 1/2 BRO HHC Recon Patrol '68'-'69'

Mike
Thank you for your service. I was in Nam from March 1969 to March 1970. Perhaps our paths crossed. Hope to see you at next year's reunion. I knew a few troops with HHC but darned if I can remember their names. There was a black E-6 at battalion aid that treated me for ring worm. A great guy that should have been a doctor.  Do you recall Col. Braim the brigade commander? A tough and rough old bastard but I sure respected him.  I can't recall the battalion commander's name but he was a tall, slender man. He was a good leader and spent several nights in the boonies with us. He was even on an ambush patrol with our platoon. Cpt Coker was our CO and we had 1st Sgt Cabrerra. Both were great. Just sharing some fading memory. Perhaps you will recall some of these men.

Joe Fair
Larry G
Reply with quote  #74 
Winfield Holt was the battalion commander from June 1969-January 1970, he died in September 2003.
 
MG (retired) Richard Anson was the battalion commander from January 1970 until the colors were cased and returned to Fort Riley in April 1970.  He is the current Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Infantry Regiment.
 
Larry G
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #75 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry G
Winfield Holt was the battalion commander from June 1969-January 1970, he died in September 2003.
 
MG (retired) Richard Anson was the battalion commander from January 1970 until the colors were cased and returned to Fort Riley in April 1970.  He is the current Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Infantry Regiment.
 
Larry G

Larry
Do you remember the Bn CO prior to Lt Col Holt?  Looks like I served under three Bn Co's from March 1969 to March 1970. Was Lt Col Holt a tall, slender black haired man? That's the Bn Co I had more contact with. He a great leader.

Joe Fair 
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