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BCC
Reply with quote  #176 
FOUND HIM!!

Just talked with him.

He is going to post here, then email Dennis.


OOO------RAH!!!
Broz
Reply with quote  #177 
  Say, does anyone out there remember a sp4 Ed Mchale, he was a 50 gunner in Alpha 2/2 , track 131, in Feb 69 track hit a mine  and he was medivac, he went to the burn center in Japan, then to the Burn center in Texas, then I lost track of him, does anyone remember him, don't know where he was originally from
Vincent Maulella
Reply with quote  #178 
Hi Brothers! Glad to see so many still here and still remember. Sorry for delay in replying I keep losing connection. I was with 2/2 at Ft Devins. Platoon Leader, Motor Officer and Anti-tank Platoon Leader (SS10-11 guided missiles, I think) As VC didn't have any tanks we served as a 2nd recon platoon and HQ bodyguards for "Coloniel Smoke." I did the cruise and soft landing at Vung Tau, then on the Lai Khe. June or July 66 transferred branch to MI, part of the regular army commission deal, and seved with Div MI at Dian(?) near Ben Hoa. Stateside at AI School Ft Holibird, spararated Dec 68.  Retired now and moved from Long Island to The Villages, Florida.   
Dennis sentelle
Reply with quote  #179 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCC
I did a phone # search.  Tried the nimbers.  No joy.  Out of se

rvice.
Larry thanks for the information, I now have LT's e mail address and i have sent him a e-mail. Thanks for making a old vets day
Dennis sentelle
Reply with quote  #180 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCC
FOUND HIM!!

Just talked with him.

He is going to post here, then email Dennis.

BCC thats for doing this, this shows that we are surely a band of Brothers


OOO------RAH!!!
BCC
Reply with quote  #181 
Great.

Now then.  Who has Skype (it is FREE)  Face to face comms with the computer and built in or plug in camera.  Let's start a Skype list.
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #182 
I have and use Skype frequently. I find it especially useful when vidoe chatting with my grandchildren.

Joe Fair
A 1st BN 2nd INF
March 1969 to March 1970
Bravo Charlie Charlie
Reply with quote  #183 
Joe,
I just skype buzzed Dennis (hope I got the right one)  There are 12 Joe Fairs in the US.  We need to keep the addies off the public board.  My email is here.  Send me an email thru the web site with your user name.
Dennis Sentelle
Reply with quote  #184 
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Wild Bill"
Luther, The award of the Cross of Gallantry with palm that you are talking about is a unit award, not an individual award. It was awarded by the South Vietnam government. It is a ribbon with a metal wreath around it. NOT a full sized medal.
Captain Benson were you stationed at Benning with a training company when you retured from Vietman? I know one of the company commanders were and i can't remember his name.I was also stationed at Benning when i retured and one day i was walking on sand hill and at a basic training unit i saw this name from one of the officers of the 2/2 from 1965-1966. I stopped in to pay my respects,and he ask me if i would like to join his traing company. I turned down the offer as i only had three months left in service. I know the officer i am talking about was wonded at michieln, Your name just sounds so familer
CPT W.K. Benson, USA-Ret
DMOR- 2nd US Infantry
Co B, 2/ 2 Inf.
12/65- 10/66
Dennis Sentelle
Reply with quote  #185 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCC
Great.

BCC I have skype use it twice a week as my son,his wife and my 6month old grand daughter live in Australia,and this is the best thing since Skippy peanut butter, It is all free and to be able to see them when you talk is a wonder. my skype is dennis.lee.sentelle,It would be really nice to get a skype list of Vets,some of us probably don't want others to see them as old men, but what the hell,It is what it is.
                                                   Denny Sentelle HHC 2/2 1965-1966
Now then.  Who has Skype (it is FREE)  Face to face comms with the computer and built in or plug in camera.  Let's start a Skype list.
Larry G
Reply with quote  #186 

A bit of FYI for some of you new folks on the message board, to respond to a posting you just have to click on the word Reply which is located on the bottom, right side of the page that you are on to post a message on that particular page.  You do not have to click on the little pencil!

Dennis Sentelle
Reply with quote  #187 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry G

Mark,                         Guys i know this answer is probably late,But the reason for all the replacements was not KIA or WIA the reason as the 2/2 had been in Country for a year and it was time for rotaion back to the states what was left of the original   2/2. I was one of the first to rotate back and i left on Aug.20th 1966,I thought about extening for 60 days as i only had four months until ETS. If i look back now i should have extended,but my daughter was born in May 1966 and i wanted to hold her so much so i left. after the way the Army f____ me over when i got to state side was a real damn shame.                      glad to see that you are back!  It has been quite a while since you’re first posting, I thought you might have gotten upset with my response to you’re posting.

 

The 2nd Battalion was not part of Operation Attleboro as far as I can find in the records.  They did sustain numerous casualties in the Battle of Ap Bau Bang in November 1965 and The Battle of Ap Na Mat in December 1965 but there was nothing major after that.  The reason for the build up of the battalion was being changed to a Mechanized Infantry unit from a regular Infantry unit.  There was a need for tracked vehicle drivers, mechanics, TC’s and the like and also the rotation of troops going home.  I can’t remember how many, but there was a need for quite a lot of personnel.  That went on between late November 1966 and actually into February 1967.  The official date of the battalion being Mechanized was 2 January 1967.

 

Larry G

 

Broz
Reply with quote  #188 
Say, does anyone out there remember a sp4 Ed Mchale, he was a 50 gunner in Alpha 2/2 , track 131, in Feb 69 track hit a mine and he was medivac, he went to the burn center in Japan, then to the Burn center in Texas, then I lost track of him, does anyone remember him, don't know where he was originally from
Larry G
Reply with quote  #189 
Steve,

I have nothing at all on Ed McHale other then what you have already provided. The name is to common to try to do a proper search.  Perhaps some time down the road someone out there will have an answer for you.

Larry G 
BCC
Reply with quote  #190 
RE:  McHale.  Just talked with Broz on Skype.  Too many Mchales out there.

RE: SKYPE.   DENNIS......I just sent you an add request (again)  Add me to your list.

SKYPE Security:  Lets trade SKYPE addresses through EMAIL.  Remember a BILLION people can access this site. 

When you log in to reply to a message, fill in the place that asks for email.  I will start a post on "Who Wants to SKYPE"
"Wild Bill"
Reply with quote  #191 
Hello Dennis;
I was assigned to FT Benning after I returned from Vietnam. In January 1967 I went to Infantry Officers Basic coarse. Upon graduation, I was assigned to the Infantry School as an Instructor. FYI: I received a Battlefield Commission in October 1965 and was transferred to the 1/28th Infantry in Phouc Vin, where I did participated in Operation Attleboro.

CPT W.K. Benson, USA-Ret
B Co, 2/2 Inf
12/65- 10/66
DMOR- 2nd US Infantry

Dennis Sentelle
Reply with quote  #192 
Larry I am looking for two more vets from HHC2/2 maint. platoon sargent Qunella the the spelling of the name may be different i am not sure. the other was my assitant machine gunner A George Delancy i know he was from Brookyln NY. Both of them arrived in country with the 2/2 and both were still there when i shipped back stateside in August 1966. If it is any help Sgt. Qunella was Portuguese. I thank you in advance for any help you can be to me.
BCC
Reply with quote  #193 
Dennis, et al. I have posted this before, I'll do it again.  Spelling counts.

http://www.zabasearch.com/
mike ogden
Reply with quote  #194 
Zaba search has been very helpful for me and it's free, thanks BCC!!!!
                                         MO
Larry G
Reply with quote  #195 
Dennis,

I do not have anything on either person.

John Venn
Reply with quote  #196 
Hey guys, figured I'd re-post the names of guys I am still trying to find (all are from A Company,2nd,    2nd and served between December, 1966 and December, 1967): Bill Hunter, California, Bill Hansen, California, Kelly Horn, N. Carolina, Jim Barnes, N. Carolina, Juan (Speedy) Gonzales, Steve Gerstner, California, James Reineke and Dave Wallace. (Just  in case any of them check the site)
Richard Davis
Reply with quote  #197 

Looked everywhere on this site to find Sp/4 K. Kostelecky, Sgt L. Redmond frm B 2/2  who were with me when we were wounded. I would like to thank my old friends for there support and the letter they helped me write to my wife. I also have a copy of the Purple Heart orders if they want or need them, also included in the orders are: C Barrett, C Bauer, and W Maltmen from C 2/2. The orders are out of the 3d Surgical Hospital, date 4 Dec 1966 and include other 1st Div soldiers. If anyone has information about these great soldiers please let me know.

BCC
Reply with quote  #198 
Richard,
Give a bit of help by putting the first names up there, too.  I just ran K Kostelecky in a white page engine and found 53 hits. 
Joe Fair
Reply with quote  #199 
I am looking for:

Martin P. Vazanna- Michigan
John Sutton-West Virginia
Edward Lewis- Mississippi
Ed McAdams- New York or New Jersey
LT Jay Holtz- Oregon

I served with these guys with Alpha Company, 1st BN, 2nd Inf, 1st Inf Div in 1969.

Any help would be appreciated.

Joe Fair
A 1/2
April 1969 to march 1970










BCC
Reply with quote  #200 
Joe,
I sent you a backchannel.  Get back to me.  Let's Skype, too.
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