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Terry Sage
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I graduated NCO school in May of 1968 class 21/68 . How many others of you were "shake and bakes" like me? The training was good but we still had a lot of OJT when we got in country. I new nothing about an APC and had only been in one once in training. After that first training ride inside the APC I was convinced I didn't want that . Once in country and assigned to the 2/2 I quickly learned to appreciate the APC. Especially after learning that riding on top was the norm being inside could be hazardous to ones health. The track became a sanctuary where we at times slept, ate,wrote letters,cursed the rain,dried our socks on the exhaust and bonded with our crew. I visited the 1st infantry museum in Cantigny Il. three years ago, and there was an APC, I just walked around it and looked at her thinking of all the stories that her kind could tell, it brought back many good and bad thoughts. APCs you just gotta love them !!!

Terry Sage. 2/2. 68- 69
B co & HHC recon



Bill Sly
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Terry

Did you break an arm and t hen to Thunder 4? when we traveled from the rubber to Lai Khe?
Terry Sage
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Bill, It wasn't me. I've forgotten a lot of things way back then, but I'm sure I would have remembered breaking my arm😀. What company were you with?
BCC
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Terry,
Were you in Chicago for the BIG parade in '86?   I recall meeting you and you writing your contact info on a slip of paper.  I was there and had my white jeep in the parade.
Terry Sage
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Wow! I must have a twin roaming around out there 😄😄. Sorry BCC it wasn't me in Chicago but it would be great to meet you sometime.
Bill Sly
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Terry
 
On Nov,1968, I was in Bravo Co 2/2. In Dec 1968 I was sent to go to HHC2/2. I am looking to find any one that remembers me.




















Bill Sly
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Terry

When you were with the Recon Platoon of HHC 2/2, do you remember Lt Joe Ladensack? He just published a book called Hard to Kill. If you want a copy, google, Hard to Kill Joe Ladensack.
Terry Sage
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Bill , I was with B co from Aug. 68 to Nov 68 then I was with HHC recon then LTC. Machenzi's track TC.and Then LTC. Vincent's TC.until I left country in Aug 69. What did you do in HHC?
Bill Sly
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I started out in Awards and Decorations Then in Aug 1969 I became the combat photographer for the Battalion. In Nov 1969 I became a bartender for the EM club.

Terry Sage
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Bill, I don' remember a Lt. Ladensack, Lt Maskers was the recon platoon leader for awhile and there were others with names I don' t remember. Were you based out of thunder 4 or in Lai Khe? If it was Lai Khe did you know sgt Gene Montgomery or sgt. Weinberger? Not sure what Weinberger did in the rear, he and I were in NCO school together. Montgomery was NCIOC in the rear for awhile.
Larry G
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Terry I have a question or two. If Weinberger’s name was William and he was from Texas then he died in December 2012. Are you sure about Montgomery’s name being Gene? I have an Ed on my 2d Battalion roster. Both served with the 2/2 at about the same time as you.

Terry Sage
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Larry, William Weinberger and I were in the same NCO school class along with Howe King Clark who was KIA on 5/23/ 69. I also think Sgt Stanley Matsumoto another classmate was with A or C co. And was wounded at Loc Ninh Nov. 68.
Montgomery went by Gene He and I both were transferred into HHC recon in early Nov. 68. I came from B co and I think he came from C co. Last I heard from him he was in Ft. Lauderdale area. He ended up as NCOIC in Lai Khe when he left recon plt.
Larry G
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If what you say about Montgomery is correct then the Ed Montgomery on my roster is a different person. That would put two individual with the same last name with the 2d Battalion at pretty much the same time.
Terry Sage
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Larry, Gene I think came in country in June of 68. I know he was still in country when Lt. Clark with HHC recon plt. was killed. Gene was a good friend of Clark. How large is your 2/2 roster? Do you have Sgt Matsumoto on your roster?
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