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WILLIE
Reply with quote  #51 
HI LARRY G.

YES I DO HAVE MORE INFO, AND YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS SONNY, I CANT SPELL FOR CRAP. ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE WAS ON SONNY'S APC WHEN HE HIT THE MINE. HE TOLD ME IT WAS ON SEP. 20th 1968. YES LARRY HE WAS KILLED, THAT IS A HARD WORD FOR ME TO USE. I ONCE CONTACTED THE BIG RED 1, AND THEY SENT ME THREE NAMES, BUT THEY ALL DIED 2 OR 3 DAYS LATTER. THEY SAID MAYBE HE DID'NT DIE THAT DAY. I DON'T REALLY. I HAD THAT PAPER WORK AND MUCH MORE FROM MAKING OTHER CONTACTS IN MY BRIEF CASE, AND SOMEONE TOOK MY BRIEF CASE RIGHT OUT OF MY OFFICE. SO I LOST EVERY THING I HAD. IF THERE IS A WAY TO FIND HIM I WOULD BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. THANK YOU FOR TAKING AN INTEREST.

 "TO THOSE GONE-BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"    WILLIE
BCC
Reply with quote  #52 
Willie
Try this page,
http://thewall-usa.com/

scroll down to where you type in "Casualty Date" not Casualty range. Hit Search. About two pages will come up. See if any name is familiar.
Larry G
Reply with quote  #53 

Willie,

I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who was also with Company C at the same time as you and he verified that "Sonny" is Raymond Howard Albert Jr.  He is on Panel 43W-Line 44.  Our KIA roster shows that he was with the 1st Battalion but that is incorrect.

I sure hope that this is the information you are looking for.

Larry Grzywinski
Historian
2nd Inf Regt Assn

Alexander Voog
Reply with quote  #54 

Hi, and THANK YOU ALL for ALL your service, you and your fallen brothers and sisters ARE NOT, and WILL NOT  BE FORGOTTEN. I am just finishing the book 'Courageous and Proud' by Samuel Vance, he was a Sgt in 2/2 I believe, in 1965-66 and fought at Ap Bau Bang and Ap Nha Mat, and was injured there, was also awarded the Silver Star as well as Purple Heart. I was wondering if anyone knows of his status, if he's alive, or has passed... I often look deeper than just the cover of a book, and am always searching for additional info about the given soldier/battle. . I have found Samuel Vance's take on the war, his comrades, and life, one from the perspective a negro, and as a black NCO, in the early Vietnam War, to be a interesting, deep, and good one. I'm a white man who was only 12 when the war ended, but knew MANY vets, and own, and have read 400 plus Vietnam biographies, and battle histories, with a smattering of Geo-and Domestic Politics of that time. I have a deep appreciation for all that you've all done for each other, this country, and the world at large.  Any help regarding Sgt Samuel Vance is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU ALL FOR MY FREEDOM, WELCOME HOME.         

The Saint
Reply with quote  #55 
I remember SSG Vance, he was with A co 2/2 and went to Nam in 1965 with me. That is all I know. I was with B co 2/2.
 
Lipp, do you know anything about him?
David J Lippert
Reply with quote  #56 

Jaun; Sgt Vance went over with us. He started off as a SQD LDR in the 1st platoon and became platoon SGT. I was in the 3rd PLT so i didn't have much to do with him.But all I ever heard was good.

Dave A2/2
Rock Steady
The Saint
Reply with quote  #57 
Thank you Bro. I am leaving Thursday for Ft Benning GA, to be at the Grand Opening of the National Infantry Museum, Gen Collin Powers is the speakers. Hope to see some of my commanders in there.

Be Careful Out There.

Out Here. 
Sergio Lugo
Reply with quote  #58 
Add to Willie's List for C 2/2 after April 1969:

Captain Tom Kelly: C 6; died back in May 2009 according to another posting
SGM  Hartmann
Lt. Hughes:  C16
SSGT. Larry Robertson, C35,  Milwaukee, WI.
Sgt. John Walker, C31, Brooklyn, NY
Sped.  "Shorty" Martin, RTO
PFC. Gutkowski,  somewhere in Ohio
SFC. Box, was the platoon leader I replaced.
SSGt. Emilio Pena from Texas somewhere, had been a squad leader; became C35, and was replaced by Larry Robertson.
Lt. Paul Cormier, had ben company signal officer;  Was a fellow ROTC graduate I missed him by one day when I reported to the company. 

The Cogenhower he mentioned from Iowa, I think was Coughenhower, who was a squad leader.

The Don Llovelace, I thnk was Don Lovelace, another squad leader, who it seems to me was from South Dakota. 

"Animal" was "Animal", the golf on one of the tracks.

Recognize some of the other names, but can't place them.

Sergio Lugo
C36

The Saint
Reply with quote  #59 

My apologies that I misspelled the name of Gen Collin Powell

John Venn
Reply with quote  #60 
I was with A 2nd/2nd (Mike platoon) from Nov 66 to Nov 67. 

I have been able to locate two folks I served with (Paul Trudeau, died a few years ago, and Bill Hansen, ran into him in Fremont, Ca.

I have searched the web for:
Bill Hunter (wounded and sent home), Wallace, "Stretch" Renike, SSgt Rousseau, Jim Barnes, Kelly Horne, Fred Nethercutt, Jim Baker and Steve Gestner, but with negative results.

I am retired now and living in Knoxville, TN.

Glad I found this site!
The saint
Reply with quote  #61 
John, I will be in Pigeon Forge next year around April next year--that is if the riven don't rise-.
 
Keep in touch you know my e-mail address now.
Juan.
 
Welcome Home. Bro.
John Venn
Reply with quote  #62 
Thanks!  One name I forgot to mention was "Doc McCormic".  He was our medic and a fine person.  I was reminded of him when I received an email from the brother of another medic killed in Vietnam.  The medics name was "Joe Fazio".  I did not remember him but maybe someone else does.

My first platoon Sgt was an E-7 named Zuniga or "Sgt Z".  I remember a guy named "Dunn", also.  One of the guys was Juan Gonzales or "Speedy" (he was a great guy!).  Anyway, you spend a lot of time pushing Vietnam out of your mind over the years and it is difficult to later recall the names.

Bill Hunter was a good friend who was sent home missing a part of his foot.

I'll think of other names in the future.
John Venn
Reply with quote  #63 
Hey guys,

Just received an email from Rodger Shinneman and he has been in contact with Fred Nethercutt (both squad mates from Vietnam).  Haven't been able to make contact since I left at the end of October 1967.  How great is that!  Talk about memories!
Michael Fredson
Reply with quote  #64 
Hi Wille,

My name is Michael Fredson.  I remember all that you say and that I was there that day when Sonny got killed.  Remember all the rice that we flew out and destroyed out of that base camp.  I live in Pennsylvania in Hughesville.  Contact me anytime.  My email is: tfredson@aol.com

Mike Fredson
Michael Fredson
Reply with quote  #65 
Wille,

Do you remember a Steve Bradbury, 50 gunner Charlie Company?  He was killed below the Black Virgin Mountain, I believe July 1969.  Have you heard from Sgt. Carmondy and Michael Mounce, they were in 2nd Platoon with me, before Lt. James Clark was killed. 

Thanks,

Mike Fredson
Michael Fredson
Reply with quote  #66 
Willie,

Remember me, Michael Fredson, my nickname was killer?

Mike
gary sheldon
Reply with quote  #67 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronald Halovanic

 I was in B/2/2 3rd plt Dec 65 to Dec 66. I was a machine gunner some of guys called me Crow. The list of names below with * are people that I have had personal contact with by phone or at our reunions. I will be going again this Sept. and I hope that you can make it.  Not on the list below is a guy that I just met last year at the reunion his name is Ron Adam

I just retired last June and I am enjoying the retired life in Grove City PA

 

Ron Halovanic

 

 

 

B Company 1966 taken from special orders  for CIB

 

 

WHEATHERBY SYLVESTER                                     

BUTLER GERALD J     *

EISTER DAVID W        *

WARREN TERRY A

PASZKIESICZ JERRERY L

ARIETA PENA LEUDES

SHEARER JACK

ORR GARY R     3RD PLT

KILBURN ROGER D     3RD PLT  *

GRANT DAVID

MC NAUGHTON DANIEL

LARKIN JAMES E

HARVEY DANNIE J

LODE JOHN R

HALOVANIC RONALD J  3RD PLT

THACKER KENNETH L

EXTON WILLIAM C

DAVERN MATTHEW J

TROIANO VINCENT JR

ARCHER THOMAS K

MORRIS RUBIN C   3RD PLT

BALL WILLIAM L

JORDAN BENNY R

RANDOLPH LIONEL   3RD PLT

STUCZYNSKI THOMAS J   3RD PLT   *

PRICE DAVID E

HOPKINS ELIZA L JR    3RD PLT

SHERRON CLARENCE

SALADO CILMACO M

BIRKLAND WILEY C

APLING DENNIS M

BURKE KEDRIC D   3RD PLT

LUGO FRANCISCO

BENSON WILMER K JR  *

HEUSTON GERALD  ?

SCHMITZ RICHARD A

MORGAN DANIEL M   3RD PLT

BARNES THOMAS A   3RD PLT

FREY NORMAN

ISALES-GENITEZ JORGE

HAYWARD GREGORY J

PHILLIPS CLAUDE M

LIVINGSTON RICHARD D

MARTIN MICHAEL W

HARPER HERBERT

HILL DAVID M

BOWLING ROBERT G

RAINS WILLIAM E      3RD  PLT  *

REDMOND LOUIS A    3RD PLT  *

BARB EUGENE E

BEASLEY GERALD D

HALL DENVER Y

FERNANDEZ RAMON R

TOFT BIRGIL B JR

INGRAM PATRICK L       3RD PLT  *

DOOLITTLE DOUGLAS

 

Co C                                       

 

SULLIVAN DAVID E

MILES RICHARD R

SURGEON STHPHEN D

JULIA-VASZUEZ MIGUEL

KING ROBERT L

ESTES DAVID M

HOCKADAY JUMMY L

CAULEY AUBREY

BARNUM RONALD P

ALVAREZ-ALFONSO

DONIPHAN JOHN

GILLISPIE ROBERT J

KEYES BENJAMIN E

LAPE DONALD W

DAVIS JAMES S JR

ADAMS JOSEPH V

YOSHIOKA BOB H

DEMIRGIAN VAROUJAN

HARRISON DONALD E

HANNENBERG GLENN D

NEWMAN WILLIAM M

SULLIVAN GERARD F JR

JOHHSON JERRY L

SCRONCE LARRY D

JOHNSON CHARLES W

LACEWELL ARSE L

BEAMON JOHN T
I hope this helps someone


Ben Keyes is listed here under C Co. If this is my Plt. leader Lt. Keyes he was in B Co. 1st Plt. Ldr. He replaced Lt. Masker if I am not mistaken.
John Kerins
Reply with quote  #68 
I met a fellow at the VA named Troy Bullock. He couldn't remember much about his tour, not the unit, not even the division. The only record he had was a medical sheet that listed three med stations he had been to. Looking at it one entry seemed to say, (all hand written and not too clear) HHC, 2BN, 2INF, Jan 66 - July 66. Troy had been with 4.2 mortars so HHC would make sense. Also, when I mentioned the 1st ID he said that sounded familiar, as did Lai Khe.
 
So if any of you guys remember Troy Bullock, 6'1, light-skinned, black dude please email me.
 
Thanks,
 
John
Michael Fredson
Reply with quote  #69 
Has anybody heard about Spec. 4 Michael Green 2nd Platoon or Spec. 4 Hutchins, Capt. Kelly's driver on his track or Spec. 4 Greg Pauley (sp).  If so could you please let me know? 

Thanks,

Mike
2/2 Charlie Company
Vietnam 68 to 69
Stephen Fee
Reply with quote  #70 
Names from May 69 to April 70, to add to Willie Schwabs' list;1st platoon, c company, 'Animal' Jim Troutman, Chuck Rosell, Steve Franzino, Jan Javorek, Bob May, Bill Rintleman, Larry McCabe, Ron Gilley, Sgt. Watson, Booker Fikes(sp?) Joe Robinson, Leon Adams, Harmen Slater, Neal Parker, Ron Hall, C. W. Hilton, I used to know more but my memory is shot I think.
Tom Copeland
Reply with quote  #71 
Moved from an older posting from Johnny Johnston!

Hey gang,  James Holland, A/1/2, Jan 66 Jan 67 is lookin for buddies.   
He was the pointman coming into the 25 Aug battle.   He needs company rosters and others memory of other guys in A Co.      Can anyone help him?      His email is petepaula@earthlink.net.       Hes from Cherry Hill Arkansas.       Thanks, Johnny Johnston, C/1/2 66 67
The Saint
Reply with quote  #72 

That E-Mail is not valid, I try it.

Tom Copeland
Reply with quote  #73 
Maybe Johnny Johnston can correct the e-mail address.  I looked on the roster and the Association does not have an e-mail address for James Holland. 
 
I talked to James earlier this year and, sent him info on the Pigeon Forge and San Antonio reunions.  He said he was going to try to make Pigeon Forge.
gary sheldon
Reply with quote  #74 
I looked over a post that I made #68 and it looks like I am in error big time.
My Plt. leader was Lt. Robert Key. He replaced Lt. Masker.
JOE BOVINE
Reply with quote  #75 
HI ALL
I WAS 26 DELTA IN CO B 2/2 FROM 12-12-68 TO 12-19-69. I WAS WITH TOM REESE AND GERALD (MARTY)MARTIN AND RAY COENEN ON VARIOUS GET-TOGETHERS SINCE OUR FLORIDA REUNION. I AM IN CONTACT WITH MIKE BARTLETT MONTHLY. WHO BY THE WAY HAS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY. YESTERDAY WAS A SAD DAY AS ONE OF OUR BROTHERS WAS LOST TO A BATTLE HE COULD NOT WIN. THAT BATTLE WAS WITH CANCER. TOM REESE AND HIS FAMILY WERE VERY CLOSE TO ME AND MINE. WE WILL MISS THAT BIG SMILE AND THAT BEAR HUG HE GAVE TO EVERYBODY HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH. A GREAT MAN, A GREAT BROTHER AND A GREAT HUMAN BEING. GOD BLESS YOU TOM.  
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