Norman “Butch” Petit
Dave, Nice Base Camp to drop by. THe 25th was still a very active unit in the NAM the whole war. We had the 13th and 8th Artillary droping them in for us. “On the WAY WAIT!” Butch Petit Squad Ldr & Tunnel Rat B Co 1st Bn (M) 5th Inf 2nd Bdge 25th Div Cu Chi Feb66 / Feb67 1st Plt 3rd Squad
this is a great site im doing a report over the vietnam war and this really helped alot thanx. matt
Hi there, I was with the 25thDivArty in 1967-68 at Tet. Yes, wasn’t Cu Chi, Dau Tieng, Tay Ninh, and all the other places lovely. I was in charge of the Crypto/Codes while there. Nice to see your story. My Best, Dan
J RICHARD WATKINS
Just checked out your site. We were at the same places at approx. the same time. I also spent a few weeks at Tra Cu. I was there for Thanksgiving ’69. Can’t say I miss it but it was interesting in the fact that it was different as it was kind of long and narrow. But it was also so very close to the Cambodian border. Too close if you really look back at it. We spent our time there going on ambush patrol at night. The Navy would bring us out at night and pick us up in the morning. If I remember right, those Navy guys had it pretty good compared to us grunts of the 1/27 Wolfhounds. But looking back, I wouldn’t have changed the experience of the Vietnam War. For those of us who were lucky enough to survive, it made us better men. Thanks for the site. Some of your pictures bring back some good memories, especially the Bob Hope Show that they flew us in for. We spent a few minutes there but we left to go to the PX. It had been over a month in the bush so we were eager to spend some of our money. Richard
I was at tra cu with rivdiv 532 jan. 69 to approx june 69 so I know those rivers and the 52 strikes, also we lost a lot of good men there. glad to see that u did not buy the farm.take care. smc jack niles usn rivdiv532
I was just trying to find some information for my dad who also servered two terms in the Vietnam War in the 25th Infantry Division. I thought that maybe I could find some sites that would be healing to his soul that still suffers. I found yours to be excellent and I am printing it out for my dad. Maybe you knew him…His name is James (jack) Howerton from Del City, Oklahoma. Keep up the good work and Thank You.
I served in the 25th MP Co. Jan 67 to Jan 68. I was just searching the net and came upon your page.
this is a very excellent page and it gives many interesting ideas and photos about the war and what they had to go through
Was in the 1st of the 5th infantry div. in nam from leaving from ft carson in july 68-july69 operted the an/tps-15 on the dmz out of lower towers, with a great big starlight scope. Last stop was at lz sharon. While in germany I worked with the an/tps-4 and tps-33 for my three year there. Thank you for telling it like it was. for the most part nam was a good tour And speaking about planes those guys(sparky’s) that flew spotter for the jets should be give all the danm metal thier chest can hold. To me none braver