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Terry maybe Richard E. Brown (Daring Bravo Bandit 36) remembers who was the 1st Plt Leader (B16) was during that time period.
B 2/2 Inf,3rd Plt, Track B231
9 Dec 1967-10 Dec 1968
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Curtis, Oct 13 was Lt. Tucker's first day in the field. He was at Bandit Hill when it was hit. The 3rd plt was out on the ambush. I guess Gary took over the latter. But it sure was a WELCOME to Vietnam for him. Terry, I believe Lt. Stafford was 1/6 earlier. He may know who replaced him? He's our web guy now keeping this bucket of bolts together
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John and Terry the 1st platoon leader that hit mine was Lt Bill Masker. He was media vac out and later returned to the company shortly after the attack on Bandit Hill. As for PTSD i get it every time i drive on a dirt road or through a forested area. I went hunting one time after coming home and could not shot a deer because it was not shooting at me. The fun had left me. The rush was gone. Enough of that.
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Hi Richard, it is always good to see your name on the Post..Don't feel that you are alone with flash backs when in the forest/Woods...When I walked my dog in the Woods and came upon a trail it put me back to 3 April 1968 and when the Woods are really thick those days of S&D's come Back....I share your lonely anxiety..Guess that those deer were Happy and you not have to Clean your rifle that day,ha,ha,ha,....Keep on keeping on Bro and have many more positive happy days that you deserve and that also meant for You John. Bandit Hill was a good place for Gary Tucker to get introduced to hostile Combat in Vietnam.