Second Infantry Regiment

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Bill Sly
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The book is finall ready to sell. This is the story of the 1st Inf Div soldiers who were op-conned to the 25th Div. A battle was planned after a B52 strike on the mountain called Nui Ba Den.  The 1st Div sent Alpha and Charle Cos. of the 2/2 (Mech) and Bravo company of the 1/2 up the mountain.  This is the story of those days as remembered by the men on the moutain. After the battle there were 54 replacement sent to staff Alpha back. This story can not be found in any form other that this book.

If would like a copy of the book go to http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore and order it.  If you would like a signed copy of the book, send me $18.00 and I will send you a signed copy.
Bill Sly
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For all of you that are asking, My address is:
Bill Sly
168 Winchester Dr.
Streamwood, IL 60107
Joe Fair
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Hey Bill

Contact me via email I have a question.



Joe Fair
A 1/2
Apr '69 to Mar '70
John raddatz
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Bill Sly, IAm John Raddatz and I arrived during the battle of Nui Ba Din. It was hell. I was being interviewed by the battalion co and the S-3 when a very angry General came in any chewed both out like I had never seen before or since. It was ugly! They immediately put me on a helicopter and around I went. I helped load Cpt Buckles onto a dust off.. I would like a signed copy of your book and to talk to you. I'm not real skilled on my I-Pad but please contact several times if needed.. John Raddatz 1-989-892-2635,cell 1-989-284-5513 or raddatzjohn69@gmail.com I can't wait to get your book. I'm real excited about this! This was the first time since 1969 I've had the chance to make contact who was there..Thanks so much. Maybe my wife's e-mail would be a great back-up....judithraddatz6@gmail.com. Thank you
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Thanks Bill,

Got the signed copy of your book in yesterday's mail.  (We don't go to the Post Office every day).

Haven't read it yet, but look forward to.  Quick turn around when they order directly from you.  I hope you get writers cramp from signing all the books you sell and ship.  LOL.
Joe Fair
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This is a great read.

Joe Fair
A 1/2
April 1969 to March 1970
Tim Frale
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Hi Bill, glad to see you are still around and that you finally got your book printed. I still have the copy that you sent me back about twenty years ago. Did you add anything else to it since then?  Since we last talked, I found that the unit does a reunion down in Pigeon Forge, TN each May. Terri and I went down in 2013 where we met Steve Ridge and his wife. Steve was the third person that was hit by the same RPG that hit John Rosemond and I on 24MAY1969. I also found that when we were hit, I was thrown out of the driver's hatch and back to the left about ten feet. A couple of the guys at the reunion remembered seeing me take that short flight and seeing that the track was lifted about two feet off the ground. I have also taken all of my photos down to the BRO museum in Wheaton, IL. If anyone else would like to send copies of their photos to the museum, they would love to receive them. If you know the names of the people in the pictures, write them in order on the back and about when and where they were taken.
Bill Sly
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 The book is a rewrite of the one from 20 yrs ago.  It is under a new format and is easier to read. I plan to be at the reunion next year I'll see you if you are there also.
Jim Leslie
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Got your book from my wife for Christmas. Glad you got it done and on the book shelf. I was squad leader of 124 track(weapons) and went home July 3,1969. When the company left Thunder Four for the new area of operations. I went to the rear to go home. Great book Bill.
Bill Sly
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Thank you. Jim.
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