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iF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF ANYWAY OF LOCATING ANYONE WITH THE 65th ENG HQ CO. THAT OPERATED THE APC FLAMETHROWERS IN CUI CHI 66-67 PLEASE GIVE ME A HOLLAR I'VE BEEN THINKING OF THESE GUYS FOR 30 YEARS. I THINK I GIVE THE VA A CALL. NOT MUCH TIME LEFT. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. GOOD LUCK YOUR BUDDY HJ
This is a very well done site and thank you for your service in Vietnam. I respect veterans and their sacrifice. The only thing that bothered me was your story about the rat. I don't object to the fact that the rat was killed because rats carry disease but the torture bothered me. No animal or person deserves to be tortured. I hope that was just a youthful indescretion.
Webmaster's note: Reader Hohman needs to lookup the word "torture" in her dictionary and then re-read my story about the rat. A couple of inward pikes, several forward one-and-a-halfs with a tuck and maybe a few belly-flops into the water-well probably caused the rat no more misery than someone trying out for a position on an Olympic diving team.
'69' 1/27 Wolfhounds (PPS 4/5 radar operator). I was FSB Washinton with a PPS 5. After Nam I worked with the artillery radars to include the TPS25.
I am a 50-year Nam vet. I served in Khe Sanh for 6 months as a grunt. 2 of my buddies were killed, one by the REMFs and the spooks and by an NVA sniper. This page is an exellent autobiagraphy for a Nam vet.
I was with the 2-14-INF-DIV-FR:67-68 25th Division-CU.CHI-Tay Ninh HOBO WOODS IRON TRIANGLE BOLWOODS The Virgin Mountain WOUNDED IN APRIL 28,1968 DURING TET OFFENCE RECEIVED PURPLE HEART LOST ONE BUDDY AND SEVERAL WOUNDED THE DUKE
It was sad visiting this site,but glad I did.I was with the 1st of the 5th Mech.25th inf. Div. in 1967 in Cu Chi. Was wounded 2 months later and spent the rest of my tour in 249th Gen Hosp. in Japan. Glad you made it home
Dear Dear Dave, Terrific piece of writing and it brought back great memories of my time in the same AO albeit a few years earlier. I was an Infantry Captain with a 5 man advisor team at the tri-walled fort at the southern edge of Go Da Ha village approx 14 KM west of Cu Chi. We advised (basically commanded) the 4th battalion, 49th regiment, ARVN 25th Div. What a ride that was! I stayed for a career retiring as a Colonel in 1983 and then did what the Lord had in store for me all along - I taught in an elementary school, grades K-8, and also held the vice prin slot. I derly loved those kids and retired from teaching in 1993, leaving Delaware and building a home on 8 acres in the boonies of eastern Virginia. I "walk point" with my 3 dogs and enjoy each day with the love of my life, Maura, whom I married between Nam tours in 1967. Send me an Email and I'll share some tales with you and also send on your home address as I would like to send you a copy of a speech I gave at the dedication of Delaware's Vietnam Memorial on Veterans Day, 1983. By the way, I received your writings via an Email from the wife of my lifelong Army buddy who was at the Tra Cu Special Forces camp in 1966 when I was approx 7 miles away at Go Da Ha. We surely do remember shower shoes, boxer shorts and showering under a 55 gal drum. The water from my well was the color of diluted milk! God Bless, Ed Jentz
Great pages. Brings back lots of memories. In VN 69-70. Keep up the good work. I was with the 587th Signal Corp. Spent most of my time in Dau Tieng June69-Feb/Mar 70. Left when they clsoed the base You were right there was a communinations station on Nui Ba Den. Spent a year there for a couple of nights. Keep up the good work. Fellow Vet.
Enjoyed your websight. Hope to see you at the swpconvention in Lakeland this year. Jim&Ann Page, tri-pacer 4804A, Raleigh,NC.
what a great site you have, really enjoyed the "Tra Cu River Camp" as it was my home for several months. (was there when you guys where there) did you ever get your boots on the right feet? I have e-mail you, hoping to here back soon.. again great site! welcome home! Rich Jones U.S. Navy Seabee's TRA CU Seabees CAN DO!