196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
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3/21 Reactivation News

I would like to wish all 196's a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. During this holiday period lets not forget our fallen brothers and those who are no longer with us. God Bless the USA. Jack Quinn Co B 3/21 1995-1966.
John (Jack) Quinn <quinn"at"msn.com>
East Falmouth, MA USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 09:58:48 (EST)

Happy Holidays to all, especially members of 1st Plt, D/3/21
Rod Wetmore <conrod44@msn.com>
Clermont, FL USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 09:17:23 (EST)

To my fellow Gimlets:
I just received the following message from the Commander 3/21, 1st BDE (SBCT), 25th ID (L) in Iraq:
Ron - By the grace of God and some plain luck, we moved B Co, the Mortars and most of HHC to another FOB the week prior and only had 1 x WIA. The BDE and many of our attachments took a hit as you well know, but the soldiers have bound together and are getting through it. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who have had lost loved ones so close to the holiday season. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, they are well received and are helping!
GIMLET 06
Michael L. Gibler LTC, IN Commanding

From: Ron Mitchell Interim President Gimlet Association (21st Infantry)

Jim bishop the artical was in the vfw magazine in aug 92. It was written by Hugh Stoval of killer Plt D Co. 3/21. I have contacted the vfw magavine and asked that you get a copy if they still have it archive. In case they don't I know that Hugh must have kept a copy. so Hugh if you read this please get in touch with one of us. Hope this helps Jim. Have a Great Christmas one and all.
bill doyle <bill_doyle@ccpsnet.net>
Chester, VA USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 12:06:49 (EST)

Anyone remember STEVE OLSON, was RTO for 82nd Arty FO assigned to 3/21, his memory is shot and can't remember what Co. he was with. Was with 3/21 near DaNang awaiting stand-down, left in June 72. He has stated he saw/experienced no traumatic events; however, he is a wreck of a human being. 52 yrs old, been on PTSD diisability for 20 years or so. Met him thru our Wives conversing about their "strange" husbands. We both live in this small town of appx. 1000 pop. My concenses is that the VA has screwed his mind up with all the psychotrophics over the years; essentially, using him as a lab-rat. They tried this on me, fortunately I continued my medical tng. after retireing from the Army (nurse & respiratory therapy) and went to the books each time I was prescribed a medication. In my mind, without doubt; the VA would rather drug one into oblivion or worse yet, let you die than to deal with you in an expeditious & ethical manner. I base this on my personal experience backed-up by civilian Medical Specialists. I do take narcotic pain meds (the bare minium necessary) and Librium (PRN) for muscle spasms & sleep. I remember "old-Timers" talking about how they could tell a weather change was coming by how their bodies felt; I now know what they are talking about as I'm sure many of you do. "out here" Doc Brassfield
Dave Brassfield <rd4412atactcom.net>
Oshkosh, Neb. USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 03:09:50 (EST)

There are a couple of 196th things on ebay again. Mostly half way down the page.Just type in "196th".One of them is a C company 3/21st charlie tiger patch. I think someone mentioned here once they wanted one.
Mike
USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 02:20:23 (EST)

Hello Brothers-Just wondering if any one out there might still have a copy of either the VFW or the Vietnam mag. dated August of 1992 which had the story of the 20th anniversary when Task Force Gimlet stood down.If I could get a copy of the picture that was in the story It would close alot of doors for me.I'm on alot of morphine thru the V.A. and not real sure how much time I have left on this free land of ours-Thanks--Jim
Jim Bishop <justride72 at excite.com>
shooting star casino-hotel event center, MN USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 00:15:53 (EST)

Hey Bill Doyle, from D Co. 3/21, 71-72, we haven't talked in a while. Merry Christmas to you as well.
Jim Comer <jimcomer at guamcpa.com>
USA - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 18:56:46 (EST)

I served with Hawk Plt. D.Co. 3/21 from Jan 71 to stand down of Task Force Gimlet 11 Aug 72. Looking for Mick Barr, David Wells, David Kempt, Randy Moss, or any others I served with. I hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
bill doyle <bill_doyle@ccphnet.net>
Chester, VA USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 13:43:04 (EST)

YOUR Merry Christmas and Happy New Year cannot be found in the battlefield but beside your sweet home! Respond to the order of the Liberation Armed forces High Comand of the suspenston of the military attacks on the occasion of Chirstmas and New Year. This was a piece of paper propaganda that the NVA left around Alfa Co 3/21 196LIB field postion on or about Christmas 1969. Lt David Thomas FO A/3/21 69-70
R David Thomas <eastdragon at juno.com>
San Jose, ca USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 11:38:27 (EST)

Richie Meluso, 196LIB C/3/21, served 1965-67, been looking for you. If you are out there, please e-mail me.
Ed Maneri <s9125atAOL.com>
Howard Beach, NY USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 22:29:40 (EST)

looking for any info on alpha comp 3/21 196th Lt Infantry 1967-68
david conley <bconley@pfgsales.com>
selmer, tn USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 23:27:04 (EST)

trying to locate guys that knew my brother pfc pete maes. in 1969 he was asigned to d co. 3rd bn 21st inf 196th inf bdg. he was in country for only 4 mounths 02/09/69-05/04/69 .he was kia in quang tin so vietnam
edward vasquez <edwardvasquez@sbcglobal.net>
ventura, ca USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 17:45:04 (EST)

Hey bob i was with bco3rd21st my sqd.were the ones that had the 6 kias at nite with claymores ive had some contact with some guys also welcome home
M. CAMPBELL <SGTCAMPB@YAHOO.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 17:28:58 (EST)

HELLO T0 ALL I SERVED IN TASK FORCE GIMLET CO.C 3/21ST UNDER ROCCO I HAVE A FEW ROSTERS, S.S.S. NUMBERS AND COPIES OF ORDERS IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED WOULD LIKE TO FIND PLT.SGT DEVANE CURRENTLY STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE FOLLOWING SPEC 4 JIM PORTERFIELD ( RTO ) SPEC 4 BILL PEURA ( DEMO ) SGT. LEE PIERCE ( SQUAD LEADER ) LT. DRAGONI ( PLT LEADER ) LEFT VIET NAM IN 1972
BOB MCCAFFREY <MCCBOB52@AOL.COM>
HENDERSON, NV USA89015 - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 19:50:48 (EST)

Happy Thanksgiving Brothers...Hope you all have a better Thanksgiving than the one we had in 68. Welcome home Brothers....Recon E 3/21
Skip <allen472001at Yahoo.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 11:27:15 (EST)

new address namvet_68@juno.com still lookingfor jerry fieldman. Co A 3/21 196th lib.
tom crawley aka john waune <namvet_68@juno.co>
Mcloud, ok USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 00:56:28 (EST)

There was an article that came out in either the VFW mag. or the Vietnam mag. in August of 1992 and it was about the 20th anniversary when Task Force Gimlet stood down in Nam.There was a picture in the article which I was in but over the years I lost my copy.If the person that sent in that picture still has a copy to send me it sure would help me to tie up some loose ends.I'm the tall guy flipping the bird.Thanks my Brothers
Jim Bishop <justride72 at excite.com>
Solway, MN USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 16:21:32 (EST)

Just a quick note letting you 196th soldiers about a great article that is in the November/December issue of the VFW magazine about the organization I am lucky to lead. It tells our story pretty well and I have heard from some of you about the article. I was with Company C 3/21 196th in the Valllys and up North in the spring of 68...came home August 68...one of the great things that has happened to me over the years is doing the work I am at Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)...Roger Starr joined our board of directors a couple of months back and it is fun working with Roger again...he is a Charlie Tiger too...we went up and went fishing with Tiger 6 Captain/General Denny Leach...caught some fish and told some great tales..it was fun..also if you don't get or read the VFW magazine you can read the article if you go to our web site which is mac-v.org and look under newsletters...it is titled safe harbor and it does load slow do to color pictures...I hope this upcoming Thanksgiving will be a great one for you and your loved ones...Jim "Red" Coulthard. 3rd platoon c 3/21 196th LIB
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@comcast.net>
River Falls, WI USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 03:45:51 (EST)

I served with Co.E 3/21 196th Americal Division, between Sep 1969 to Nov 1970.If you remember me and served with my Company or platoon, write to my email address. http://www.geocities.com/vietnamwarrep/Edwin.html
Edwin Perez <vietnamwarrep@yahoo.com>
Caguas, PR USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 20:40:18 (EST)

I was with Co. D 3/21 196th LIB, LZ Center from 3-70 to 11-70, after being transfered from the 1st Infantry Div
Jim Myers <jamyers"at"peoplepc.com>
Corry, pa USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 21:15:58 (EST)

another veterans day comes and goes. we are the "lucky" ones. yes we made it back alive. d 321 196 lib 67/68
jim gray <mrtirejpgatmsn.com>
bradenton, fl USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 19:00:03 (EST)

my brother is in 3/21 B co currently in mosul iraq. i have recently communicated with him and he says that "its not the U.S."
strykerbrother <dingchavezrecon"at"yahoo.com>
seattle, wa USA - Monday, October 18, 2004 at 02:36:17 (EDT)

Medic w/Charlie Tiger/3d,21st,3d Plt; prior to that spent appx. with Recon. (Cpt. Humphries) Gen. then Cpt. D.L.Leach was Charley-T. CO. I was shot last day of TET 68. Greetings & Salutations to all commrads in arms. I was out of action for appx.7 mos & returned to fly as paramedic w/Chu Lai Dust-Off for 2 yrs.
BRASSFIELD, David K. <rd4412atactcom.net>
Oshkosh, NE USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 12:33:49 (EDT)

My dad is James (Jim) Bishop and served in nam in 1972. Task Force Gimlet, if you know him please contact me.
Andrew Goligowski <andrew.goligowski@moody.af.mil>
Valdosta, MN USA - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 12:16:55 (EDT)

Regarding: BILL "MOOSE MORSE" After 36 yrs I began a search to find info re my Brother Bill "Moose" Morse killed 5/2/68 at Nhi Ha. Put the message out and lo and behold Moose's surviving squad members of the 196th responded in a heartbeat. A heartfelt thanks goes out to Chuck Oehl C 3/21 1st Platoon and Bill Gerber and Rick Vigil C 3/21 2nd Platoon. They were and still are "The Best"!!!!!!!!!!
Jim Morse <62strat@optonline.net>
Bayville, NY USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 22:33:02 (EDT)

Was in Task Force Gimlet - one of my duties as with unattended ground sensors - LT Mustang and a guy nicknamed Boston - Year was 1971 or so. Aso, wondering about Bill Roop (or Roup) a long time ago.
Jim Glover <gamitex"at"yahoo.com>
Temple, TX USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 23:04:25 (EDT)

Iam looking for members of hhq co 3/21 196th lib who served between 1/68& 1/69 on lz center, chu lai. would like to talk about the old days..
RICHARD MICHAELS <RMICH1948"at" aol.com>
alpharetta, ga USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 16:25:32 (EDT)

CoD 3d 21 inf 196th LIB "black death" LOOKING for company patch Be safe and happy
Nels Estlund <nels.estlund@verizon.net>
NH USA - Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 19:57:55 (EDT)

My cousin SPC Aaron H. Lowe was killed in action 12 May 1969 in Quang Nam Province at LZ Ross. He was with B Co., 3rd Bn, 21st Inf. I would appreciate any info about him. I too served in the Viet Nam war. I was a USAF Security Police sentry dog handler guarding the B-52's at U-Tapao AB in 1970-71. I am trying to find out details of my cousin's death. Thanks, SSG Lonnie Beeson, Mo Army National Guard
SSG Lonnie Beeson <birdwatcher@mo-net.com>
Cassville, Mo USA - Friday, September 10, 2004 at 21:11:54 (EDT)

I had a brother Martin J. Davis who was killed 8/2/68 He was in Co.B 3/21Inf. 196th Lt. Inf. Brigade. His nick Name over there was Dudley Do Right.His home is Patton,Pa. None of the family has ever heard from anyone who served with him from Nov 67 to Aug 68.So please if there is anyone out there who remembers please e-mail me Thank you Pat Davis
patrick davis <pmrtdavis@netzero.net>
valparaiso, indiana USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 22:07:11 (EDT)

I served in Charley 3/21 of the 196th during 1967. I think I was in the 1st platoon most of the time and also carried the radio for the Co. Commander I would be interested in hearing from others in the same unit during that time..
Vern Donoho <frogfuzz101@yahoo.com>
Cleburne, Tx USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 15:28:29 (EDT)

served with co. b 3/21th from jan72 to aug72.would like to hear from anyone in my old unit-it's been too long! specially sgt. ryan, zapata, crowder, and billy graham. contact sgt. don butler b4butler2000@yahoo.com
DON BUTLER <b4butler2000atyahoo.com>
CLAYTON, NM USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 20:17:59 (EDT)

On July 7th 1972 one the last Gimlets to be killed in the 3/21st was Sgt. Phillip Randall Duff. I have left a small memorial for him here. http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&anClip=134148 It is a video type file so it is best if a dsl comnnection is used. Rest in peace Duff.
Just Another Gimlet
USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 13:17:42 (EDT)

I had a brother Martin J. Davis who was killed 8/2/68 He was in Co.B 3/21Inf. 196th Lt. Inf. Brigade. His nick Name over there was Dudley Do Right.His home is Patton,Pa. None of the family has ever heard from anyone who served with him from Nov 67 to Aug 68.So please if there is anyone out there who remembers please e-mail me Thank you Pat Davis
patrick davis <pmrtdavis@net0.net>
valparaiso, in USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 23:02:38 (EDT)

NEW EMAIL BELOW WONT WORK TRY THIS ONE SGTCAMPB"AT"YAHOO.COM WHERE ARE YOU BUSHMASTERS 1972 BCO 3RD 21ST 196TH
mike campbell <SGTCAMPB"AT"YAHOO.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Friday, July 30, 2004 at 12:41:42 (EDT)

I NEED HELP PLEASE! I served in VietNam from Jan.71 to Dec.71 with the 196th 3/21 LIB. I was in China Beach Hosp. with Maleria some time in Sept. or Oct.1971. The VA is claiming that they can't find my medical records from VietNam. If anyone knows how I can obtain these records PLEASE drop me an e-mail. I have requested my records from St.Louis in Feb. with no responce. Thank you! Dave "Animal" Bushmasters Grunt
David Gorsuch <kd7jca@charter.net>
Kennewick, Wa USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 14:14:47 (EDT)

My dad Dwight E. Casper was with 3/21 196th Black death. I am now in college and I am writing an argumentive paper on wether we should have been invovled or not in Vietnam. If anyone would like to comment please do I also need 2 people to volunteer for an interview(done through e-mail, just a few questions) Thanks so much God bless you!
Paulett Casper <paulett.johnson at usmc.mil>
Kaneohe, HI USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 02:08:30 (EDT)

Was with 3/21 1969. Came from G/75th. Looking for Captian Walh, spelling? Could be spelled Wall. He was S-4 for HHC 3/21 in 69. If anyone else remembers me give me a yell.
Carl Hudson <cthudson@bellsouth.net>
walhalla, sc USA - Saturday, July 03, 2004 at 13:01:26 (EDT)

I enjoyed looking over Jack's jpeg of the company patches, etc., of the 3/21 "Gimlets". I was wondering if there was something similar for the 1/46th out there?
Don Cuppett <cuppett"at"hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 12:41:53 (EDT)

For all of you that were in 3/21"Gimlets" I put together a single jpeg image that has all 5 company patches, the battalion's insignia, the 196th's patch & insignia &the Americal patch & insignia - copy&paste this link in your browser and then you can copy and save the jpeg - http://pic12.picturetrail.com/VOL433/1045515/1957272/58500847.jpg
Jack Krohn <captjack'a'ev1'dot'net>
Co.A 3/21st, RepublicOfTexas - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 22:05:20 (EDT)

I came incountry Feb68toFeb69 C co 3/21.There were 4or5 new NCO's who came into the company in May a few were named Dave Iwas wondering if one of them was Dave Frierson.
Alfred Houston <alfredhouston@adelphia.net>
laurinburg, nc USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 10:00:25 (EDT)

I was just going over the message board and realized that us guys in the 3/21st were the best.Wait I was in 1/46th too they were the best too. Wait, now I'm confused. At any rate we had to be the best looking grunts around. On second thought, dang it. You know I've seen some re-union pictures of various 196th outfits and you guys have really gotten old . What happened? all of us 3/21st guys and 1/46th guys are still young. In my mind at least.I haven't been to any re-unions. Did we get old too? Tell me it ain't so!
Mike
USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 19:28:01 (EDT)

I served with B 3rd Platton for the fall of 1971 after the standown of the 11th LIB. I recall coming to DaNang with Jim-Jim a Viet kid who my old platoon asked me to look after. Jim-Jim carried an M16 and full ruck and the first sgt of B 3/21 said we could both stay! As I recall the platoon moved from DaNang to work just below Chu Lai and we spent Thansgiving on some abandoned forward OP in that area, maybe it was called Chippiewa? I remember Alvalrez, Bird from Utah and a red leg LT with red hair and glasses. I returned to the states in Dec. 71. I was the Plat Sgt. I also remember a young medic named Delaney who was wounded by a foot popper just before I left. I think he wanted to be a Priest. Delaney was in my platoon. I heard that Jim-Jim may have been killed by VC in DaNang. Hope all are well all these years later.
wayne wilson <vboyneataol.com>
ocala, fl USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 09:15:24 (EDT)

As we approach 7 July agin - I an reminded that it has been 32 years (7 July 1972) since I lost 4 men to "Friendly fire". Task Force Gimlet 3/21. SGT Brock, SGT Duff, SP4 Fernandez and SP4 Townes - I remember them every day. May god protect all of our servicemen and women.
Jesse Johnson <jesse.johnson2atus.army.mil>
USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 02:06:50 (EDT)

I was with A Co. 3/21 Nov.68 til Mar.69
Roger Stanley <stanleyroger@hotmail.com>
LaGrange, ME USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 08:48:37 (EDT)

Was with 196th from its inception at Ft. Devens, Oct 65. In "NAM" Aug 4th~66 - Aug 4, ~67 Co. B 3/21inf 2nd squad. Hope to hear from some comrads!! In Tay ninh and Dau tieng.
Jerry "Augie" Augustine <willys41@gbronline.com>
Middletown, CT USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 13:27:53 (EDT)

want to thank all of you who have contacted me about Garry Green (3/21). I have been given a gift this year, hearing from some of you who served with him. My thoughts are with all of you on this day. You have suffered the loss of your friends and comrades. Thank you for serving your country with honor, and I hope that you all find peace in your souls. Linda
Linda C Robinson <lcdgr at comcast.net>
olympia, WA USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:28:35 (EDT)

Served from Sept 71 to Sept 72. With 198th recon then with 196th in Chu Lai and finally with Task Force Gimlet 3/21 till stand down. Hi to all who served with me. I think of you often.
Dennis McGuire <dennismcguire@hotmail.com>
Seattle, Wa USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:19:12 (EDT)

I'm looking for information on any pictures of my father in law or any other information. His name is SHAWN TYLER JOHNSON,his last duty assignment and major command was HHC3dBn21stInf196thInfBe USARPAC. SHAWN passed away on may 18,2004 from cancer caused by agent orange.His son and family would like to find or receive pictures of him in the military for his memorial service.any information would be very honorable and accepted.
raymond cornelia <raycornelia@hotmail.com>
bullhead city, az USA - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:52:12 (EDT)

hello i was in hhc 3/21 196 lib 68-69...i spent the majority of the time with 3-5 other guys on LZ ross prior to ross i drove from chu lai to the dmz and then back..i am trying to put in a claim for ptsd however since i was not taking notes of when and where i was and can not verify the crap i and all of us went through and did not have a 11b mos va has denied my claim ..i am resubmitting it however ..i need so help with facts ...i remembre as we convoyed up to the d some where are where we hlp the ist cav..i was in a stream helping bodybag 8 gi that were brough tover in an apc....this was proip to the d around may...i spent my time during the dmz situation loading up the my truck with ammo and getting on mike 8 boats and came up to base camp at the dmz... if anyone out there can help with any veirifcation i would very much appreciate your help i went by mike fridovich in those days drove a 2 1/2 ton truck ...never drove in convoys between chu lai and baldy ..fom baldy we had to drive in convoys thank you...michael
michael fridovich <mhfridovich@kw.com>
myrtle beach, sc USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:44:39 (EDT)

You're right Mike he was in D 3/21 and he was on the parade field at Fort Lewis, WA when the 3/21 was reactivated along with many other distingished Gimlets.
Mitch
USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 17:12:20 (EDT)

I have just looked at my copy of Stanton and found carbons of a letter I sent to LTC Rocco Negris dated 26 July 1972 after reading of the casing of the Brigade colors in an article in that days New York Times, which included a photo. I have a letter from Negris to me acknowledging mine which is dated 2 August 1972. Some guys may have still been on the ground later in August, but the 196th no longer existed as a unit.
Dave Morris <dmorrisatftrp17cav196.com>
Essex, CT USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 20:48:25 (EDT)

Gordon: the 196th per se stood down around July of 72. The 3/21st remained until August (I think you're right about the date).The 3/21st that remained continued to wear the 196th patch. I think it was still 196th but I'm not positive.I Have an old Stars and Stipes headline of the 3/21st standing down. I think it says 3/21st 196th. I'll try to find it, scan it and e-mail it to you.If I recall it was B Company that took the HE round in the field that afternoon when they had requested a willie pete airburst.I have seen two people that were in B Company that day post here. Maybe they can help.I think it was D Company that spent the last day in the field. They stayed about a week longer after they brought in the other companies.Someone in D Company was the last guy ,on the last chopper ,in the last group out of the bush officially. So I guess he "turned out the light".
Mike
USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 17:00:27 (EDT)

RE: Gordon's question (below): Stanton [Vietnam Order of Battle] maintains 3/21 was reassigne to 196th when AMERICAL departed Vietnam. 3/21 became 'Separate' when 196th left Vietnam, and was "the last U.S. Army ground combat battalion to leave Vietnam."
'One-Zulu' Randy <e52inf_@_yahoo.com>
Auburn, CA USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 12:58:52 (EDT)

Confusion and a question: The unit history says we stood down in June, 1972. However, at least one company of 3/21 Infantry and B Battery, 3/82 Field Artillery remained. B Battery took over a different Hill and assumed coverage for an area previously covered by RVN's. I was first stationed on Hill 260 (LZ Linda), then at HHB 3/82 FA compound (morning report clerk)--CO LTC Orren Widdon, and finally, in June, was assigned to the residual force (B Battery) as RTO/Clerk at the airbase. We did not ship out until August 13, 1972. This is important because we claim that our organization was the final ground combat unit in country, but The Cav was also operating down south, and they only stood down about a week before us in August. I have the copies of the Associated Press Black & White photo prints of the final FA round being fired (a ceremonial WP). So, the question is, does anyone know if the residual force was officially 196th Infantry Brigade or not (no one told me to change my shoulder patch), AND does anyone have knowledge of the terrible "friendly fire" incident that the residual force infantry troops suffered as a result of rounds fired by B Battery? It was likely in July, with a minimum of 3 casualties and 10 wounded. A Major Ward was in charge at headquarters operations at the DaNang Airbase, and the CO at LZ Scott was a CPT. Picket (?). Feel free to e-mail me. (SSG; 9 1/2 years, SMOS 13E30 (primary in RVN), PMOS 91C30)
Gordon Thomas <prisonnurse777@yahoo.com>
Blythe, CA USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 06:17:21 (EDT)

I was a proud member of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade 3D Battalion, 21th Infantry, Company C. I was in Vietnam in 1967. Started out in Tay Ninh and moved north. Any brothers out there that remember my name and want to talk? It's been a long time and I have never forgotten.
Don Coots <dcoots"at"iso.com>
East Peoria, IL. USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:04:38 (EDT)

I was a proud member of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade 3D Battalion, 21th Infantry, Company C during Vietnam War.
Donald P. Coots
East Peoria, IL. USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:18:20 (EDT)

To those who have made the comments that the 3/21 Gimlet website is dead, not true. There are legal issues that still need to be fully resloved. Some person got into the website and inserted a virus into the computer that held the website's information and the system crashed. The decision was made to leave the site up on the server until such time as the legal issues could be resloved and a new site could be built. The new website will not be an interactive site as once planned, and will not contain as many links. There will be no message board ro guest book; these only attract vandilism. Look for the new site.
Mitch
USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 13:25:50 (EDT)

I was with A Co. 3/21 August to November 1969. Dan McFall was my squad leader and Borrelo was platoon leader. Anyone out there. I finally dug out pictures after 30+ years. I was at LZ Center AO.
Richard Cullison <ccdad@aol.com>
Shawnee, Ok USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 01:31:57 (EDT)

B Co. 3/21 196th. 6/10/67 to 3/1/68 E Co. 3/1/68 to 6/11/68
David Siegfried
USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 06:33:16 (EDT)

Does any one have information on Keith Lemons?(1968-1969) I was in in the four-deuce squad on LZ Center for E Co. of 3/21. Keith was in FDC at the time. I came into country and joined the "Assassins" with Keith Lemons and Jack Lee before we were assigned to the mortar squads. I think of all of faces I remember, often, but the names are lost. Thanks,"Lip"
Gary Lipowski <lipowski@cox.net>
Gainesville, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 05:07:15 (EDT)

I am trying to locate Leo Kelly drafted from NJ was an original medic in "C" 3/21. I last saw him in June 1967 when he went home by boat.
Bob "DOC" Kelly <lib196bob@aol.com>
Reading , Pa USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 04:27:12 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who may have served with my husband, Robert (Bob) Marler. He was a medic with the 196th, 3/21st, Co D. He was drafted in October of 1965, Ft. Dix,NJ. He did his basic training at Ft. Devens, Mass and specialized training at Ft. Drum,. NY. He went over to Viet Nam aboard the Darby in July of 1966. He was in Tay Ninh and Operation Attleboro, I believe. Unfortunately, Bob passed away in December of 2002. I miss him very much. Thanks and God bless.
Janis Marler <janismarlerataol.com>
Brick, NJ USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 12:04:52 (EST)

I WAS IN THE 3/21, 196, CO. E, (RECON)DEC.1968 TO JAN. 1970. WE OPERATED OUT OF HILL WEST & CENTER. WE HAD SOME GREAT GUYS IN OUR GROUP. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME OF MY OLD ARMY BUDS. WE WERE GOOD...
NEIL G. MCKINNON <NGM1@pge.com>
MCKINLEYVILLE, CA USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 20:01:46 (EST)

A South Vietnamese artillery salute and a Sousa march by the band marked the finale. On August 11 the battalion officially stood down. Most of the men were sent home - their DEROSs (date expected to return from overseas) had finally arrived. Those with job specialties still needed in Vietnam, and men with less than six months in-country were reassigned to finish the remainder of their tours. On August 23, 1972, the 21st Infantry, commanded by Lt. Col. Rocco Negris, was inactivated at Oakland, Calif. The infantry war was over.
Mike
USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 18:42:14 (EST)

I DONT KNOW WHAT UNIT YOU WERE WITH BUT WE DIDNT LEAVE TILL AUG OF 1972 BCO 3RD 21ST 196TH
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 12:33:36 (EST)

On LZ Center wounded May 12th,'69. From there I was sent to Da Nang. I don't remember what Co. I was with. 3rd of the 21st, 196th, all I can remember. As for as some names I remember: Some are last or first names only. Gonzales, Atkins, Cpt. Brown. I might recall more if I heard them, but I was only there for 23 days before I took two grenades and left the hill. Anyone on Center before or about that time, please reply................Thanks!
Kevin Gibson <k52g at cableone.net>
Prescott Valley, Az USA - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 00:43:47 (EST)

JOHN; GO to www.gimlet321.com Scrol down all the patches are there to copy most of web site is dead.
mike <campbell>
sun prairie, wi USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 12:39:59 (EST)

Marty (Mouse) Joyce is looking for guys he served with January 68 till May 68 3/21 Delta company.
John Joyce <jtjoyce@yahoo.com>
chicago, USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 11:43:28 (EST)

Looking for my uncle Marty Joyce. Served with the 3/21 in 68 with Delta (BLACK DEATH). He is looking in particular for the black death patch of his outfit. Any help?
John Joyce <jtjoyce@yahoo.com>
chicago, USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 01:13:31 (EST)

Hi to all the guys who served in company C 3rd of the 21st from Fort Devens to Tay Nin. Was drafted October 1965 entered Army at Fort Dix. Took basic at Fort Devens with C Company 3rd platoon. Shipped out of Bost for the Nam on the Alexander M. Patch, along with her sister ship the William F, Darby. Was transfered to the 25th Infantry in January 1967. Wounded on January 18th, 1967. Sent to Walson Army Hospital at Fort Dix New Jersey. Since my name never appeared in the 196 Year Book, thought I set the records straight. Hope to hear from some old friends.
JOHN K. JAUCH <JKJ1945ATHOTMAIL.COM>
CARTERET, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 08:38:18 (EST)

Anyone from C 3/21/196th 68/69 remember Dave Romney. I would like to locate him as we were together in the Nam. I thought he was from California but not quite sure. Welcome home brothers Dave Frierson C 3/21/196th 5/68-5/69
Dave Frierson <charlietiger@vermontel.net>
springfield, Vt USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 19:32:50 (EST)

Any one know of Ricky Bell (mad dog) From Atlanta Georgia D co 3/21/196 69,70?
Roger Bennett <kountry@frontiernet.net>
Rolfe, Iowa USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 17:37:04 (EST)

Looking for info on Barry LeFever. Served in killer platoon d co 3/21/196 1969,70. From Michigan I think. Roger Bennett
Roger Bennett <kountry@frontiernet.net>
Rolfe, Iowa USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 17:29:35 (EST)

Served with 3/21st company C 3rd Platoon. Was with 196th from the very start took training at Fort Devens, shipped out from Boston on the USNS ALexander M. Patch. Served in Tay-Nin, later transfered to 25th Div. wounded on 01/18/67 sent to Walson Army Hospital Fort Dix, New Jersey. Hi to anyone who remembers me!
John K. Jauch
Carteret, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 16:10:39 (EST)

to jack krohn. Jack, i remember Freddie Lavasari. When we went out as a platoon the Lt usually had me walk point (it was more like run) until i dropped, then he would take over. I would then end up on drag with larry fetchik. i tried to email you but it did't go thru. you can write me at 937 echo st, celina, oh 45822. your pics were cool. i had a camera but some arvn stole it. anyway it was good hearing from you man.
james meyer <jemjelly@netzero.net>
celina, oh USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 12:49:21 (EST)

to jack krohn, man i remember freddie lavasari i think he was from brooklyn ny. i tried to email you but it did'nt go thru. your pics were good. don't know if you remeber me, i walked point (although it was more like run) until i dropped. then the lt would take over. if you wish you can write me. my address is 937 echo st, celina, oh 45822.
james meyer <jemjelly@netzero.net>
celina, oh USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 12:42:15 (EST)

I am trying to help a friend locate a soldier he served with in Vietnam. I don't have the soldiers first name but his last name is White, Pvt. He was with the 3rd and 21st alpha 196 Light Infantry Brigade. He was wounded in the arm on April 13, 1968 and helped by a soldier named Ken Black from Kentucky. If anyone has any info I can use to help locate Pvt. White it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
Jennifer <touchdown10ec@yahoo.com>
TN USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 14:07:52 (EST)

James Meyer- wrote: "I was in Alpha Co. 3/21 in 1971. would like to hear from anyone who remembers. ptl sgt was "Woody", remember larry fetchik, dale schluckbeir and terry fultz." James- I tried to send you an email but it kicked back? I was there is 71- I was in 1stSquad, 1stPlatoon, Lt.Betchler was our Plt.Ldr.- I was medivaced out two days before typhoon Hester hit. Through the years I've downloaded a bunch of the maps of our AO- the aviation quads and I have the map of the QueSon valley that has most of the fire bases posted on it- I've also posted a bunch of my pictures in an on-line photo album. I'm the tall one in the 1st pic standing next to Jim Brewer(humpin the 60) the guy in the back left is Freddy Laz??(humped the thumper). If you see this drop me an email... here's the URLs to the pix
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 10:41:42 (EST)

Looking for anyone who served with Robert D. Blea K.I.A.01-10 68 -Co A 21st 3d Battlion Inf.196th Lt Inf Bde. Would like to know what happened the day before and the day of his death. Blea was from Denver, Co. Blea was a close friend of mine. Trying to keep his memory alive. I am also a Nam vet. I'm not writing a book, just trying to have a history , if you have any pictures of him , please let me know . Thank you
Sandoval, Richard C. <rcsandy6566@comcast.net>
Denver, CCco USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 23:10:32 (EST)

still looking for more men from B & C co. 3/21 196---10/68-9/69 . ED stich--your e-mail has changed since 2002. couldn't reach you. welcome home brothers
jim "Doc" Crooks <trapper2@ptd.net>
covington, pa USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 05:30:11 (EST)

I was part of the original reactivation of the 196th. Drafted Oct.'65 seperated July '67 served in D co 3/21. Looking for anyone I may have served with.
Roger Bundy <rlbundy@comcast.net>
Ft. Myers, FL USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 21:20:18 (EST)

I was in Alpha Co. 3/21 in 1971. would like to hear from anyone who remembers. ptl sgt was "Woody", remember larry fetchik, dale schluckbeir and terry fultz.
James D. Meyer <jemjelly@netzero>
celina, oh USA - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 12:37:53 (EST)

C 3/21st, Aug 1971- Jul 1972 Would like to hear from anyone to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Doug Bates <dougbatesatcomcast.net>
Richardson, TX USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 19:29:43 (EST)

C 3/21 68-69 Please keep the politics out of this site! They serve no purpose here. This is about brothers touching brothers. I have lost touch with Dave Frierson and would like to find him here, or any other brothers who may have served with me.
Eric 'Guns' Mann <guns196@ccwave.net>
Frankfort, in USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 18:14:30 (EST)

Would like to here from any "Bushmasters" from B co. 3/21 who served in Nam in or about 71. Hang in thre brothers! Welcome back to the WORLD!!! "Animal"
David Gorsuch <kd7jca@charter.net>
Kennewick, Wa USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 14:54:32 (EST)

Served with Delta "Black Death" Kelso Plt. 1969-1970. 3-21st 196th. Hey Montana, Danny, Stretch, Gene, john Wayne, Dyson, any of You guys there give me a shout! Dyson's former RTO.
Topp Gatewood (R) <gatewooodsret@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 10:13:45 (EST)

I served with Co.A 3/21 196th between July 23, 1968 to July 23, 1969. I was called "ski". I manned a M60. I left the field as a rep on Baldy chopper pad in the month of April 1969. If you remember me and served with my Company or platoon, write to my email address. Glad to see and hear that all of you commrades are doing alright.
Bob Smarzinski <Smarz47@aol.com>
Menasha, WI USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 14:20:08 (EST)

D 3/21 68,69 I come in from time to time reading what all my brothers post. And as its another new year I hope to find some of my old friends in cyber space. You guys stay dry and keep the faith. Mark
Mark Robinson (Rob) <caniplaythru@hotmail.com>
Plainwell, MI USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 22:04:46 (EST)

Something seems wrong guys. I'm not talking about the guys here or this site.Please don't misunderstand.As Vietnam Vets we can , if anyone can , know what it's like to be brothers.To be different. We are different.On some sites (not this one) we are becoming like the people we never wanted to become. I would hate to see "them" break us up.They spent over 30 years trying to break us, and in some places they seem to be succeeding.Maybe( in fact I'm sure)I'm not coming across right about this but at least I know what I mean, lol.Hang in there, I'm not joining "them".Screw them. Mike A/ 3/21st 196th
Mike
La, Ca USA - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 23:54:38 (EST)

Hello, i am trying to learn information about Bill Weleski (Martin W.)who was in the 196th LIB, specifically the A 3/21. Any information about his activities in Vietnam prior to his death, the location of his death and information about the battle. i am going to Vietnam in March and plan to visit the site where he died, if possible. Bill was a high school friend. Thank you. Bud Walkup
Bud Walkup <walkup@duq.edu>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 09:00:54 (EST)

A Friend of mine, Ray Fuller, is looking for his Captain. The only information he has given me is that his Captain's name was Captain Jones, Charlie Company C 3/21 196LIB 70-71. If anyone can help please contact me. Thank you
RMills <munchkin2@mindspring.com>
Covington, Ga USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 21:58:21 (EST)

HHC 3/21 196th.1969-1970,ChuLai,lz center,baldy,nickname o.d.The C. O. on center sent me to Danang to steal a large generator from the navy dock,I stole it and sent it to chulai where I painted it and stenciled fake numbers.I sent it to LZ center where I was made generator operator.I have pictures and lots of documents from army.
owen dwight noblitt <dnoblitt@bellsouth.net>
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 19:19:20 (EST)

A close friend, Jim Bishop, was a member of Task Force Gimlet in 1972. He is severly disabled (service connected) and would enjoy hearing from members of his old unit. Please take a moment and contact this house-bound vet. Thanks. He can be reached at vnv72@excite.com
Wendell Affield <afffarm@gvtel.com>
Shevlin , Mn USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 13:51:14 (EST)

I WAS WITH ACO 3/21 FROM 9/70 TO 1/71.I WAS AN RTO FOR LT SMITH & SGT NEAL. WE WORKED OFF OF LZ CENTER. HAPPY HOLIDAYS BROTHERS.
PHIL(UMP) UNBEHAGEN <GUCCI51@EARTHLINK.NET>
PINE BUSH, NY USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 14:42:56 (EST)

I was a medic with B co. 321 July 70 to July 71. I was there when Larry Flurry from Alabama killed the big lizard by the river. Also helped treat Bill Stroud when he let his claymoore mine go off as he stood over it. Does anyone remember these incidents? Also there when we were ambushed on the other side of LZYoung with about 20 casualties. Other medics were Dave Crawford, Mark Hunter. I am looking for Larry Womble from Miss. I think. And Larry Talbert (?). Or anyone else that might remember me. I do remember the big guy Lurch who captured the young NVA soldier who was asleep with his ak47, brand new, with only 4 or 5 rounds in the clip. After this VC and VC female hit claymoore mine near the same logger site. She was killed and buried and the VC walking point was medivaced out. We also had a dog with us on that mission. If anyone would like to contact me. My phone number is 256-232-7329. I live in my hometown of Athens, Alabama. Address 700 N. Hine St. Athens, AL, 35611
Wayne Barksdale <BarkBRKC7@aol.com>
Athens, AL USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 12:08:42 (EST)

i WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL 196ER'S A VERY MERRY CHIRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. JACK QUINN Co B 3/21 1965-1966.
John (Jack) Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 15:26:34 (EST)

The very best to each of you and your loved ones this holiday season. It has been a great year for me and my family. A highlight was the trip in Roger Starrs new Corvette going to the reunion together this past summer and seeing many of you. It was great to connect again with all of the "Charlie Tigers" from Co. C 3/21 196th LIB and to make new friends. God blees you and our country and the troops in the field...this is a new e-mail address for me.....Keep the Faith...Jimmie L."Red" Coulthard
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@comcast.net>
River Falls, WI USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 23:25:36 (EST)

Aug '66 - July "67 It would be great to find some of the boys that were there with me. A co 3/21
Ross Sparapani <ma-pa@tband.net>
Gagetown, mi USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 09:29:40 (EST)

I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all of you that sacrificed so much to serve your country. I appreciate you and hope that your wounds, both physically and mentally, will heal. The second reason I'm posting a message is to get some information about my uncle. His name is Robert W. Stivers (Bob) and he was in Vietnam from May 69- June 70. His DD214 reads 196th TFBDE-3rd Battalion- 21st Company. He never spoke about any of his experiences but since he passed away I have been trying to gain some insight into his past. If anyone knew him or might give me some other avenues to try I would be grateful. Thanks. Aaron M. Wright, TSgt, USAFR
Aaron Wright <aaron.wright@mcconnell.af.mil>
McConnell AFB, KS USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 13:36:49 (EST)

I'm still trying to find someone that might know me from VN.I was their from 3/67 to 3/68 in Aco 3/21 I came into the unit the day the co,came in from the cambodia border.I was assign to a machine gun squad but Idon't remember what Pt. I rememberthe name virgin mountain and rubber plantation then going to Chu Lai then to Tam Kyon a fire base but I can't remember what we done or what happen when Iread some of the comment that guy writee about .I read the book After the Stom by Paul Drew He was in3/21 the sametimeHe name off some of the guyBut it didn't ring a bell at all. Paul I no you didn't sign the guess book but if do read this guess bookand think you no me I would like to hear fromyou.I loike to hear from anyone that was over their my numberj is 8644260631for any one that would to have a old vet to chat whit.
Paul Rhinehart <jrhinehart@wmconnect.com>
union, sc USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 21:21:05 (EST)

Anyone hear or know the whereabouts of Dave Romney. I believe he was from Calif. We served in the gun squad together in the Nam. Co C 3/21/196th. 1968/69....
Dave Frierson <charlietiger@vermontel.net>
Springfield, Vt. USA - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 09:36:21 (EST)

I was in country from April 22, 1968 to June 18, 1969
Carleton L. Williams <wmsinc98@bellsouth.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 14:57:13 (EST)

November 23, 2003 I am (Spec.4) Carleton L. Williams, 120 Lakeview Lane, Fayetteville, Ga 30214,770/461-1880, wmsinc98@bellsouth.net and I served in Co. C, 8 Support, 3/21st Americal Division. Arrived at Cam Rahn bay April 22, 1968, worked at rear aid station in Chu Lai, LZ Baldy and on to 95th Evacuation Hospital as the Americal liaison. Was called "Willie," or "Doc," The head nurse at 95th Evac. wrote for me a letter of commendation and would like to have a copy of it. Saw many wounded from Americal and others, too. Remember the first night at LZ Baldy aid station, I was sleeping in that tent next to the aid station entrance which the choppers almost blew away each time they came in or went out and learning of the first fatality that I had been aware of and it was saddening to me, later, I would deal with many deaths and be a part of trying to save them. Some survived and a lot didnít. Eventually, I helped build the tent kits to which the tents were placed over making a more livable environment. Helped work on the radio antenna during a typhoon on top of the aid station while it was pouring rain. Just started receiving benefits from VA, as I have not taken advantage of until now. Recommend all who served to check into http://www.va.gov/ for all your health benefits. Andy Anderson is only one who I have had contact since my return. Some wrote me upon my return, at that time I did not want to communicate with them. I am very sorry I didn't. Would enjoy communicating with those who I worked either at LZ Baldy or 95th Evacuation Hospital in DaNang and became very close friends. Submitted this information today to http://www.196th.org/guestbook/addguest.html Thank you very much and God bless America especially the Veterans!!
Carleton L. Williams <wmsinc98@bellsouth.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 09:51:24 (EST)

Anyone from 1st Plt/ A 3/21 ('70 - '71) out there?
Henry Miller <HR4ABD>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 13:16:59 (EST)

I was in B 3/21 196th from June 0f 67 to Nov of the same year when I was infused to the 199th in the south,Looking for Arthur Patrick or any one who knew Bill Weleski,or Brilfeld I have some old faded pictures of a mountain bunker with a Phil Schmitt and others, If any one can put some light on these names contact me at my e-mail address This message went into the last news letter and got only one responec but the telephone number was wrong or it was a BS call.
Peter Savoca <petsavo@aol.com>
Davie , Fl USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 16:16:45 (EST)

HOW ABOUT EPILESY THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE?I'VE HAD IT SINCE 1985 NO HEAD INJURYS!ANYONE ELSE HAVE SAME, SAME,AN CANT CONTROL IT WITH MEDS.AO WAS DANANG BCO 3RD 21ST 72,
mike campbell <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 17:04:08 (EST)

FELLOW GRUNTS;MISSED SOME STUFF I THINK MY BOX BEEN DOWN FOR COUPLE WEEKS TILL DELL REPLACED IT,THANKS TO WARANTYS,BEST MONEY I SPENT ANYONE FROM BCO 3RD 21ST 1972, COME AROUND GIVE ME A HOLLER HERE 24/7UNLESS THIS THING GOES DOWN AGAIN !SAY A PRAYER FOR THE GRUNTS, DOING THERE JOB IN THE BIG SAND PIT.IVE GOT A NEPH,AT CAMP BOOM (WHAT A NAME)NORTH OF BAGDAD THERE KICK ASS TAKEN NO NAMES!!!!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 16:32:04 (EST)

Looking for anyone that was with Americal 3/21 196 lib Co. D Dplatoon Black Death 70-71 Chu-lai and DaNang
Marshall Quinn <airquinn@grnco.net>
Paragould, ar USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 16:43:35 (EST)

I was trying to locate Tom Mcabee whom I believe was from Alabama.We were in CoB3/21 196thInf.He was caught in across-fire with two 30/cal machine guns in Hiep Duc valley the first week of June 1970 I dragged him up to the woodline and carried him on my back untill I caught up with Ken Shears a Medic for the Co. who I think was from Chiago Ill.Tom had put me in for a Bronse Star with a V which I never received.I would like to be able to get conformation of this incident so that I may be awarded a medal that I should have been given almost 34 years ago.If anyone from CO.B 3/21 196TH Inf. recalls this incident which happen the first week of June 1970 in Hiep Duc Valley please contact me ethier at web site or home phone 315 338 0324.If not home please leave name and phone and I will return your call.Thank you very much. Sincerely Robert M. Wible now living in upstate N.Y origanly from Glassboro N.J.
Robert Wible <spf0076acscom/3153380324>
Rome, N.Y USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 12:56:24 (EDT)

surfed here looking for info on hiep duc valley--was in country jan-dec 1970--3rd plt comp b 3/21st--nice to know so many are still on the right side of the grass
dave glander <dragonslayer5@earthkink.net>
sterling, co USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 20:44:40 (EDT)

Sorry I missed the reunion at Branson. Just wanted to update as we have moved and now have new E-mail. God speed to all Charlie co, 3/21/196th LIB 5/68-5/69 DEave Frierson
Dave Frierson <charlietiger@vermontel.net>
Springfield , Vt. USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 20:29:56 (EDT)

I was with A Company, 3/21 in 1969. I was one of the M-60 gunners. I got hit around LZ Prep just before the LZ East overrun.
Kenneth Fleisher <Yoboo2@worldnet.att.net>
Kings Mountain, NC USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 11:21:19 (EDT)

I served with Co.B., 3rd.Battalion, 21st.Inf., 196th. Light Infantry Brigade headquatered in Chu Lai from June 1968 to April 1969. Would love to hear from any of the men who were there with me.
David C. Russell <proctor1951@hotmail.com>
Maryville, Tn. USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 20:55:43 (EDT)

I served with co.B 3/21 196th Feb. 1970 - March 1971. I am trying to locate Tom Mccabee (Mac) machine gunner 2nd platoon I believe he is from Alabama. He was hit in the abdomen with 8-30 caliber rounds in Hiep Duc first week of June 1970. He was medic-vaced to 91st evac hospital Chu-Lai. If anybody knows his whereabouts please contact me at SPF0076@cs.com or (315) 338-0324. Leave message if not home.
Bob Wible <SPF0076@cs.com>
Rome, NY USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 21:08:55 (EDT)

Hi; my name isSgt Ron Bennett I was with Co. A 3/21 Inf. from Nov 66 to Jan 67. I was later transferred to Co. E 3/21 Inf. in April 67. I Spent a lot of time in Tay Ninh, Chu Lai, Da Nang, Camp Evans, LZ Center, LZ Colt and my last assignment was security on a small pontoon bridge on Highway 1. Just wondering if some of the names I remember are still around, Michael Smith (Azusa, Calif), Johnny Evanson, and the members of the 3/21st Inf. Mortars and FDC.
SGT Ron Bennett <rbennett@peoplestel.net>
Tennessee Ridge, TN USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 02:23:11 (EDT)

sorry i missed reunion sounds like everyone had a good time maybe next time.was anyone from 72 there bco3rd 21st bushmasters.give me a holler im here 24/7
mike campbell <mgcampbell51@hotmail.com>
sun prairie, wi USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 16:29:03 (EDT)

I served in Delta CO 3/21 Recon Plt. in 1967. I have found Felix Flores who served with me. I am looking for Mike Zimmerman and Otis Boldridge and anyone else I served with. Please contact me at my email address.
Andy Casazza <cazziman@aol.com>
Modesto, CA USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 12:42:15 (EDT)

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew Sgt Garry Green, A or E 3/21, during 1968.
Linda Green Robinson <lcdgr@comcast.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 03:52:51 (EDT)

Reunion was great. I hope next one is in central US. Met a lot of great guys. It was an honor serving with 196th especially C company 3/21. Lt. Ace I made it back home because of men like you.It was Great to see you.
Chuck Ripp <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 22:20:02 (EDT)

transferred from 9th division to co.b 3/21st in june of 67. served til nov 67. would like to hear from anyone.
john darwish <johndarwish@hotmail.com>
hamilton, oh USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 22:44:13 (EDT)

A message to all you troops from A Co., 3/21st, 196th LIB serving with the unit from '67-'68. Douglas John Hunt passed away on May 7, 2003 at his home in Santa Barbara, Ca.. Doug was a RTO in A Co. His cremains will be buried in Florida National Cemetery on Sept. 10 at Bushnell, Fl. Say a prayer for Doug. He struggled with PTSD since he came home. Doug is in a better place now. SEMPER FI!! Cpl. Paul O. Hunt, H&MS-16, MAG-16, 1st MAW, Marble Mountain, Oct. '67 to Nov. '68.
Paul O. Hunt <huntfarm@tctc.com>
Williamsport, In. USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 09:10:18 (EDT)

i served in d321 oct 67 - dec 67 then was transferred to brigade hq as the casuality reporter. would like to hear from fellow grunts
james gray <mrtirejpg@msn.com>
bradenton, fl USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 12:50:37 (EDT)

It was a shame whether you know the whole story or not.
John
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 23:36:26 (EDT)

I was with A company 3/21st that day in July 1972. I remember that day. Fernandez was one of my Buds Homies.I remember hearing the round go over. We were a few clicks east.Was really a shame , if you know the whole story as we all do.
John
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 23:17:56 (EDT)

JESSE; THERES STILL A FEW OF US FROM 72 HERE AND REMEMBER!ITS BEEN A LONG TIME. SGT.CAMPBELL(HARRY)Bco3rd21stBUSHMASTERS!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 09:20:05 (EDT)

On July 7, 1972 - I lost 4 good men to "Friendly Fire". Sgt. Brock and Duff; Spec. Fernandez and Townes. They are always remembered and are forever young. 3/21 IN as part of TF Gimlet.
Jesse Johnson
USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 04:38:40 (EDT)

I have a good buddy who served with (Tiger company)2nd platoon, 3rd battalion, 21st infantry, 196 light infantry brigade during nam... he is wheel chair bound with MS... His name is Richard Maluso 55 years old... he has been living in Stillwater NJ for the past 20 years but is now moving to Long Island NY with his sister because his mother has just taken ill and was his main care taker... please contact me (Phil)at schwinnfever@netscape.net for any contact info for him....
Phil <schwinnfever@netscape.net>
Stillwater, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 23:14:43 (EDT)

I was with C 3\21 196th LIB Nov 3,1967- Jun 68. I came with another guy named Dickey.I think he was from Utah. He was shot in the left hip by a sniper. The same sniper kept shooting at our resupply chopper\medivac. I also would like to find Willie Green and Gerald Free from California. I was stationed at Fort Ord, Ca in 1968 and met other people from 4\31, 2\1 and also a couple from 17th Cav. See Ya, in Branson.
RAY ELSWORTH <rayelsworth@msn.com>
PHOENIX, AZ USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 00:32:03 (EDT)

I served with (67/68) Co C 3/21 196th LIB 3rd platoon. I am looking for Willie Green a M-60 gunner in our platoon. He was from Alabama. Does anyone know how to contact him? If so please let me know.Hope to see you all in Branson. Jim "Red" Coulthard
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@attbi.com>
River Falls, WI USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 23:06:17 (EDT)

Co C 5/46 Inf -196 LIB & Co C 3/21 Inf - 11 LIB - Americal. March 1968 - March 1969. I came over with the 5/46 from Ft Hood Texas in March 68. I was their company clerk, until I went to Ranger school in Jan 68, I then wound up as an 11B40(PJ) and spent my year in the bush. Welcome home to all my brothers in arms.
Patrick C Ryan <pcryan@us.ibm.com>
Kingston, NY USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 17:54:05 (EDT)

would like to contact james simpson(watchdog)of Aco 3/21 196LIB RVN1968,wounded left hand. last seen at ft knox ROTC basic camp when he was cpt and i was Drill sergeant.Need pictures from Viet nam.
lance rost <lancelot1066>
radcliff, ky USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 12:55:45 (EDT)

I am still looking for information on my Dad. I have been contacted by a few people and even gotten a book and some pictures. Hoever i am still looking for anyone who was a friend of my my Dad when he was in country. I have found ou that he went by Earl and not Joe. He had been in Korea and Germany before going to Nam. I found a letter he sent home telling about how we help a Medic tack sharp out off his back side at the same time he took shrap out of the Medics leg. If anyone has anything they thing might be helpful please email me. I was getting to much spam at work after giving out my email address on this site so pleae make note of the new email address. I have received a little information but please anyone that might even think they know something please contact me. Can anyone tell me what happed in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. My dad was SGT. Ernest (Joe) Joseph Hughes of E 3/21. I do not know the platoon but have found out that he was the radar team leader for E company. He was KIA 12 May 69. He was awarded the Bronze star posthumously for Heroism under fire. The report I have only tells me he that the LZ was over run and that the bunkers were attacked, including the 4.2 mortar section. The document goes on to say he aided his trapped fellow solders and assaulted the hostile forces were he was mortally wounded. My mom never talked about it and remarried very soon after to another fine solders who is my step dad now I guess. I know nothing of his service and only found out about him a few weeks ago. I was always under the impression that it was all the same and we were just at another base. If anyone knew my dad and can tell me about him or provide any information on what happened in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. I would be ever so grateful. I am proud of what both my dad's did, as well as what all of you sacrifice. May God grant you peace for the Hell you have lived. I salute you all. I served with the 5th & the 11th SF from 1984 to 1991. Joe ( Hughes) Palmberg Joe (Hughes) Palmberg sunrise beach, tx USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:45:16 (EST
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joep4701@yahoo.com>
Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:19:24 (EDT)

"CHARLIE TIGERS" C co 3/21 1971. Walked point then went to sniper school. Have located Ken Rice and Dan Ross, both platoon leaders. Also Ed Close "Preacher" on another site. Lane McGee (moses) was the CO. Trying to track down Randy Wright 2nd platoon leader. We were on LZ Center then Da Nang.
Ron ZImmer <Zimmercentral@earthlink.net>
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 02:01:41 (EDT)

Trying to find out if Steve Tanner, Tiffin,OH has an e-mail address. I have lost his snail mail address. Thanks, Co.B 3/21 1965-67.
Dennis Passwater <thepasswaters@hotmail.com>
Roseville, OH USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 22:38:04 (EDT)

BILL CRUSE - where are you ?? We served together in A 3/21 on LZ Center. Drop me a line !!!!!!!!!!!
bob goff <robert_w_goff_jr@raytheon.com>
portsmouth, ri USA - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 10:12:32 (EDT)

Gentlemen, I am the current 3rd platoon leader for B/3-21 IN at Ft. Lewis, Washington. I am trying to find out what each element of the B/3-21 (Gimlets)crest means. Specifically, the triton and the rings on the end of the triton. I would appriciate any help. Respectfully, 2LT Jahn
2LT Benjamin Jahn <ben.jahn@us.army.mil>
Ft. Lewis , WA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 18:40:45 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who served with CPL Richard Wellman, A 3/21. He was KIA on 8/13/69. He was a good friend in High School.
Jim Phillips <jpairborne@bellsouth.net>
Cumming, GA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 14:51:05 (EDT)

served with D 3/21 in 1968.
Jerry Hughes <jwhughes1@mindspring.com>
Tucker , Ga USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 20:44:32 (EDT)

Served in HHQ, 3/21 from 6/69 to 9/70...Lz Baldy, Hawk Hill, LZ Center, Chulai..on the beach down from the combat center. Stole a pontoon boat from the navy for those lazy sunday afternoons...lol...Anyone rember me?...Write...Bless u all!
John Daukulis <dauk2000@hotmail.com>
Phoenix, Az USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 23:13:38 (EDT)

I am looking for the CO of HHC, 3/21 which on the Da Nang AF base in mid 1972 He was a Captain and I went to Basic Training with him at Ft Lewis in 1968..he was from California..Geez wish I could remember more from those years..Too many years ago..
Jerry Kennedy <jwkennedy41@yahoo.com>
Sayre, OK USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 09:46:04 (EDT)

Anyone in the Assassins E Co.3/21 from 01/01/68 to 12/23/68 would like to here from you 'WELCOME HOME BROTHERS"
Snoopy <allen472001@yahoo.com>
Lafayette, LA USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 15:52:05 (EDT)

"BLACKDEATH 72"LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO MIGHT KNOW MY FATHER SPC 4 WILLIAM H FAIN SERVED WITH 3-21 GIMLETS IN 1972 DANANG.HE WAS THERE JUNE OF 72 HE WALKED POINT .WOULD LIKE TO FIND HIS LONG LOST BROTHERS .HEARD MANY STORIES AND KNOW HE MISSES THEM .
CARL <CARLFAIN@JOENEUBERTCOLLISION.COM>
KNOX, TN USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 11:26:49 (EST)

Hey all former Gimlets (3/21) take a look at the new website design for active 3/21 at Fort Lewis, WA. http://www.lewis.army.mil/321in/
Ron Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 15:13:57 (EST)

I was attached to HHC 3/21 from HHB Americal DivArty and manned the Gimlet OP on LZ Center from May 68 to Feb 69, Call sign Badman Victor (Bad Vic). Myself and my main buddy ther Robert Paul Garrett were probably very responsible for keeping the guys on the 81mm's and the 4.2's very busy, and even on a couple of occasions the guys who manned 106's. I just want to say hi to all the brave guys who served and I wished I could attend the reunion in Branson, a very fun town having been there myself just last year.
Dave Hampton <kingrook@mindspring.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 11:30:29 (EST)

I need some help from Chargers who knew the following medics Daniel Shea "C" 3/21 KIA 14 May 69 Thomas McMahon "A" 2/1 KIA 13 Mar 69 Go to WWW.VitualWall.org and tell them you have not forgotten. You can find them under Alpha sort or Army Unit Thanks for the Help
Bob "DOC" Kelly <LIB196BOB@aol.com>
Reading, Pa USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 15:15:06 (EST)

I am looking for anyone who served, fought along side with or knew my dad (James D. Smith "J.D."). My dad's military unit was 3/21 Americal E. Co Reconnaissance. In light of the US invasion of Iraq, we have spent many hours in discussion and I have learned a lot about what war is like and what he experienced in Nam. My reason for this search is to learn more about my dad and maybe hook him up with some military friends. Also there is a patch that he has in a picture along with his 196th Light Infantry Brigade patch and hi Americal patch, this patch has the word "Assassins", "RCN", "3/21", "We Who Do Not Die" and a skull with cross bones. He can't seem to find this patch and I have searched all over the internet for it and can't find it either, I would like to find this and purchase it so that my dad could put it with his other patches and medals from Vietnam. PLEASE HELP!
Michael Smith <srvngod893@olp.net>
Bixby, Ok USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 16:16:03 (EST)

I would like to find out what happened to Thomas Klein, 2d Platoon, C Co, 3/21st Infantry. Anybody with any information about Tom, please contact me. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for saving my life and would like to say "Thank you."
Douglas R. Moses <highlandyankee@carolina.rr.com>
Salisbury, NC USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 09:14:18 (EST)

A 3/21 196th LIB Nov.1967-Oct.1968 Medic survived Queson Valley, LZ Center, LZ Colt, Nhi Ha. Spent last two months in valley at small outpost close to Nui Loc Son, many memories still inside.
William(Bill) Karp <karp45@hotmail.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 23:33:44 (EST)

I was with Co. B, 3/21st, 4 th platoon 2/68 -6/68(WIA)booby trap, got me. I'm looking for Eddy "Toby" Totten from Trenton, New Jersey. We shipped out from Ft. Lewis Washington, AIT at Ft. Polk, basic at Dix. Toby and I were buddies from day 1 drafted. Haven't heard from him in 33 years. I remember Sgt. Fritz and Capt. Corrigan from B Co.
Ken Sisco <procoatpaint@juno.com>
New Port Richey, Fl. USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 17:46:18 (EST)

Stubs (Point man)is still alive and kicking anyone out there from B company 3rd of the 21st 196th (Point squad) ( 1970 1971 )CHU Li and Da Nang HA!! Edddy MacHane the Pinapple you out there. Lee Harris Cherry Hill P.A. where the hell you at. How's your liver. """DDT""" ""hepatitis C "" we all got it. NEVER FORGET HOW THEY DONE US.We cannot Allow what happened to us to happen to the NEW " Grunts " I have'nt forgotten been remembering going 24/7 for 32 years I hope that I am the only one doing the hep-C thing but I don't think so. We need a study of how many ""GRUNTS"" have Hep-C compared to the "FUCKEN RAMP's of the world.They allways lump all veteran's together. We need a study of health affects of a"GRUNT" compared to a "RAMP" (Rear area Military Prick and or personell. Hope all those Grunts livers are not getting ready to hop out on to the highway like mine. I would like to hear from other ""GRUNTS"" about this subject STubs at marti1952@earthlink.net Walking point 32 years later LOVE YOU BROTHERS DON"T LET THEM DO TO THEM WHAT YOU KNOW THEY DID TO US """STAND_UP DON"T LET THEM SCREW the GRUNTS "IT CAN"T HAPPEN AGAIN!! STubs
Donald ( STUBS ) Martin <marti1952@earthlink.net>
Seffner, FLA USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 01:11:01 (EST)

My name is Dale Flickinger I was in C company 3rd platoon 3/21 inf 1966 67 Icarried the radio for Sgt Curtis seen where John Jauch was also in the 3rd. Hope you see this and plan on going to Branson would like to see you.Lester Love is planning to attend.A Charlie Tiger Always Flick
Dale Flickinger <witchygrandma@bright.net>
Jeromesville, oh USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 20:51:53 (EST)

would like to join the 196th LIB chapter. been alot of yrs over the dam. memorys are fading a little. nice to see the brothers in here doing well. I was assigned to the Americal 196 on Sept.'70. was wounded on patrol in the Heip Duc valley Feb. 71. Im looking for a nam budd cant remember his name, big tall Kenyuckian, nick name "big red" he had to be medivaced out with a infected legg (Jan.71) to the 91st evac. in chu Lai. we were A/3/21. welcome home bros.
Joe <yankeejr49@yahoo.com>
kalamazoo, mi USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 09:53:39 (EST)

Correction to February 23rd entry. Bert Selness served with both Delta and Echo Companies, 3/21 Infantry. George Diaz and Dallas Linscheid served with Bert in Echo Company, 3/21.
Bert Selness <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 20:30:00 (EST)

HOPE TO SEE EVERY ONE IN BRANSON C 3/21 ROADRUNNER 3-3
tom orner <ORNER@PIONEER-NET.COM>
ROSEBURG , OR USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 23:00:55 (EST)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from 10/68-10/69. I was the radio operator for 2nd platoon most of the time.
Melvin Beverlin <mbeverlin@micro.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 01:49:52 (EST)

I inadvertently entered 4/31 as my unit in TFO, 196th LIB. I was in HHC 3/21 at Nuc Nam, Chu Lai, DMZ.
David Israels <dci9171960@centurytel.net>
Marinette, WI USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 21:03:35 (EST)

Served with the 1st Platoon of A 3/21 from January 68 to December 68. LZ Center, LZ Colt,& Nhi Ha.
Gary L. Lyles <glyles@mail1.scottsboro.org>
Scottsboro, AL USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 09:15:18 (EST)

My father served with B Company 3/21 from 66to67. I'm helping him in trying to locate a book called "196th Vietnam The second year" Any help in locating this book would bee highly appreciated.
frank McDevitt <bullidriver@pcisys.net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 21:50:43 (EST)

Served with C, 3/21 from 2/68 until 12/68. Was assigned with a mortar crew to a small villiage "NUI LAC SAN" from 6/68 to 12/68. Looking for "Sugar Bear and Anderson" or any of the others. Was drafted from Phila. PA and went to Nam from Ft. Louis, WA in 2/68.
Jim Keating <jimk1057@tds.net>
Saint Marys, GA USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 10:46:38 (EST)

Updating e-mail address and looking for people who were in A co 3/21 196th Light Infantry Bde.June1967 - OCT.1967 I was RTO in 1st Platoon.Get in touch ifyou were there.
David Marksbury <grizzdhm@aol.com>
Campbellsville, KY. USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 15:53:19 (EST)

I'm trying to track down Jim Brewer & David Malpass from 1stPlt.A-3/21 from the fall of 71- here's some pix from that time.
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2
I'm the tall one- Brewer is humpin the 60 and Malpass is the guy sleepin in the hammock (Isn't that what squad leaders do :)

Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 19:00:18 (EST)

STILL LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED W/C/3/21 12/67-5/68. NEAR THE NEW YEAR HAD A PATIENT WITH A VERY STRANGE PROBLEM BUT NEVER FOUND OUT THE OUTCOME IT WAS ALL OVER A LEACH IN THE WRONG PLACE. HOPING EVERYTHING CAME OUT ALRIGHT. LET ME KNOW?
JAMES M. GOAD <MTNBUNKER@AOL.COM>
FLAT TOP, WV USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 14:40:21 (EST)

was with the 196th co A 3/21 from march 67 to sept 67
lewis leoce (butch) <lou@us.ibm.com>
newburgh, ny USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 13:50:20 (EST)

D 3/21 Recon - original member-from Ft. Devons, Camp Drum (still cold in April) to Tay Ninh and Chu Lai. With 3/21 until Chu Lai when I was sent to Support to get me out of the field after being hit twice (odds?). Lost contact with my buddies at D 3/21: Art, Vinnie, John, Rick, Bob. Are you still out there?
Marty Stout <stouthm@hotmail.com>
Carneys Point, NJ USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 19:09:05 (EST)

ITS NICE TO HEAR FROM SOME BROTHERS FROM 71-72 I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK WE WERE ALL DEAD!IM STILL HUNTING FOR DON BUTLER;PAUL GRAVES,ALFONSO ARIAS,I WAS IN Bco3rd21st196th IF YOU KNOW THEM EMAIL ME THEY WERE ALL SHAKE EN BAKES AND GOOD AT WHAT THEY DID!!!!!
MIKE CAMPBELL <MGCAMPBELL51@HOTMAIL.COM>
SUN PRAIRIE, WI. USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:01:39 (EST)

Sgt. B CO. 3/21 Christmas of 69 to June 70. WIA at night lagger position, across river from LZ Center and West.
William J. Wolf <Wolfellow1@yahoo.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 15:30:06 (EST)

C Co. 3/21- 66/67 from Elizabeth, NJ then to Fort Devens,MA to Camp Drum, NY to Nam. Looking for Charlie Archangelo and Wyzienski from New Haven, CT (I think). Love to hear from you.
Bill Stauch <faye325@juno.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 21:59:04 (EST)

I served with B Co 3/21 form Oct 65 (Devins) to Jan 67 (Tay Ninh). I remember all the faces but only a few names. SGT Gordan, Sam Everson, Jones ,Markowski. If you are out there or if anyone knows them, please contact me.... Thanks.
Jack Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 13:18:12 (EST)

I was with company B 3/21st from August 68 till August 69. I have been trying to remember names but as the years pass it gets harder to remember my own. I do remember having a First Sgt from New Orleans area and my last CO was Captain Ballentine. Mostly I worked off of LZ Center and we did work from LZ East. Just before I DEROSED there was a patch made honoring the "Bushmasters". When I was at Fort Benning I loaned it to a fellow Bushmaster so he could make a copy unfortunately I didn't get it back. If anyone has that patch and can scan it and send it to me I would be most appreciative. My wife will then embroidery it back into a patch and it will be displayed with the other memorabilia from my Army years. Thanks and send some e-mail my way. Welcome Home
Kenneth Gilbert <virginia674@cox.net>
Lutcher, La. USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 16:40:47 (EST)

Served with A Co 3/21 from 10-67 to 10-68. Everyone called me Stoney. I was sometimes plt sgt and sometimes squad leader in Third Plt. Worked mostly off LZ Center and also went to Nhi Ha. Looking for friends.
Jim Stone <jimcathy@atcjet.net>
Lexington, Ne USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 23:39:55 (EST)

As a 1967-68 Viet Nam member of the 3/21st Infantry I was delighted to read that the Gimlets proud Colors have returned! Thanks for the newsletter. See you in Branson!
Larry K. Proctor <proctorl@odjfs.state.oh.us>
Marietta, OH USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 11:40:39 (EST)

Would like to here from anyone from C/3/21 from sept 66 to sept67 Green, Garbade, Devine Webber,Frebaseizer,Stoker.Anyone ?
Charles Ripp <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 19:21:07 (EST)

I was in 3/21 bravo co.in nam 66-67 Would like to hear from any one in my unit. see you in branson
SAM PARINELLA <chaz@madbbs.com>
Jamestown, N.Y. USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 17:48:55 (EST)

I am looking for the Doc for 3/21, Co.E recon. He was with us when we were overran on April 13th 1968 in Quang Tin. I think his name was Barabus. The last time I saw him was in Okinawa, when he was going on r&r to, I think, Hawaii. Where are you Doc?
Sam Beck <graciesgram2000@yahoo.com>
Ft. Worth, Tex USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 10:08:43 (EST)

I am trying to find anyone that knew my dad his name is Dwight E. Casper, he went by Ghost. He was in CO D, 3/21 If anyone knows or remebers him please e-mail me.
Paulett Johnson <johnsonpr@mcbh.usmc.mil>
Kailua, HI USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 17:01:54 (EST)

JUST, WONT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL FRIENDS AND BROTHERS IN COB 3/21 196th. WAS ONE OF THE TCATS 67/68.ALSO A SPEICAL HELLO TO TOBY, SISCO AND MIKE Mc
LEONARD SHIELDS <slojen@mindspring.com>
WINCHESTER, KY USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 18:57:37 (EST)

Would like some information on my uncle Glennon Marcussen. He was with A company 3/21 from Nov. 67 till 9 Jan. 68,when he was killed in action.
Sam Suitt <samjin7@aol.com>
Lawton, OK USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 23:45:11 (EST)

18 APR - 14 May 1968: Apparently, radio callsign for 3/21 Inf was 'Gimlet' during this period. Please email radio callsign for 4/31 Inf. Also....if anyone knows the names of those from 2/B/4-31, and A/4-31 who were KIA on the Ko Be Tahn Tan ridge (south of Camp Evans) 8-11 May 1968, I'd like to know their names.
Curtis (Randy) Kimes <pmarche@jps.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 21:38:03 (EST)

looking for anyone who knew my father .his name is william h fain .he was in the 196 delta 3 -21 in 1972 da-nang ,also none as the gimlets .trying to find his long lost brothers to re unite them .please please if you can help or have any info e mail me .thanks carl
carl <carlfain@joeneubertcollision.com>
knoxville, tn USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:26:54 (EST)

Howard Williams was with HHC 3/21
Warren
USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 08:04:31 (EST)

My father, Howard Eugene Williams, Jr. of Chamblee, GA served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the 196 Light Infantry Brigade and was killed December 7, 1969, the day after his 26th birthday. He was known as "Gene" or "Will" in the service. I was only four years old when he died and truly never knew him. As my son reached four years old earlier this year, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my father. Last Summer I came across the website for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Association and learned of the upcoming reunion. The President, Warren Neill, was kind enough to ask around for anyone who may have known or served with my father. As you are well aware, Vietnam was an emotionally charged issue, and growing up it was not a topic for discussion due to the extreme and passionate views many people held at the time. It has been more than thirty years and my Mother has never remarried. We have talked very little about my Father's military career, and really never about his death, although my Mom talks about him all the time. As a family, my Mother, sister, and I were never able to grieve together due to our young ages (4 & 5 at the time). The first time we did was when the Moving Wall came through Atlanta in the late eighties. I have to say it was definitely moving. My father is honored on the wall Panel 15W, Row 37. I have visited The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC several times and am very proud of my father and his service to our country. And I sincerely hope that I will be half the Father to my son as he and his memory have been for me. I would appreciate any information you can provide about my Father, his service, or his death. Thank you all for your service to our Country, and thank you to anyone who can help..... Lee Williams
Lee Williams <willil@totalshow.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 17:03:37 (EST)

Lookin for an RTO last name Hunnicutt(SP)C co. 3/21 2nd platoon .I was PLT.sarg. '69-'70.Would like to hear from you.You went to the rear area to operations before i came home.
Don Robinson <drobi4536@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 12:55:50 (EST)

DONT FEEL BAD DANNY!!I THINK ALL THE BUSHMASTERS ARE DEAD OR ARE SITTING IN THE VFW IVE ONLY HEARD FROM TWO SINCE I SIGNED ON HERE AND YOUR OLDER THAN I AM HA HA B3 21ST JAN 72
MIKE CAMPBELL <Mcampbell2@charter.net>
sun prairie, wi USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 09:02:25 (EST)

Looking for any info on Barry LeFever D Co 3/21/196 1969 through 1970
Roger Bennett <Kountry@frontiernet.net>
Rolfe, Iowa USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 21:00:38 (EST)

In memory of Gary Steven Schwartz 3rd/21st 196th Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon Aug. 1971 to April 8th, 1972. Gary life cut short, age 21, Bunker on Ridgeline, Da Nang.
Steve M. Schwartz <deep6@att.net>
Seattle, Wa USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 23:15:04 (EST)

These are photos from A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 1971. QueSon Valley, Hill-510, DaNanag PhotoAlbum Pg.1 PhotoAlbum Pg.2
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:23:13 (EST)

These are photos from A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 1971. QueSon Valley, Hill-510, DaNanag http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2

Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, Republic of Texas - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 15:21:20 (EST)

Just wanted to remind all fellow Gimlets the the 21st Infantry and 3/21 has websites: www.gimletinn.com and www.gimlet321.com Stop by and visit, join the group, and put your name and e-mail on the database. Also, this holiday season take time to say a prayer for our military personnel and Gimlet brothers that remain vigilant protecting our freedom and way of life. Gimlets, take time and send a greeting card to a brother-in-arms. Adopt a Gimlet or Gimlet company and send a cheerful greeting card to 1/21 on active duty at Schofield Barracks, HI, or 3/21 on active duty at Fort Lewis, WA.
Ron Mitchell <Gimletmail321@aol.com>
North Carolina and California, USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 22:36:17 (EST)

change of Email add.If anyone out their that was inA/3/21 from 3/67 to 3/68 and think they no me give me a holler
Paul rhinehart <papapaul@nuvox.net>
Union, sc USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 22:53:39 (EST)

Very nice site. I am looking for any information on Calvin M. Strong, Spec 4, B Company of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry of the 196th Brigade. He was KIA on 23 Nov '67. He had been in country since June of '67. Any information as to his history in the states or in Vietnam or the circumstances of his death would be greatly appreciated.
Ed Browder <ebrowder@nexet.net>
Louisa, VA USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 12:24:27 (EST)

Monroe O. Webb 3/21 196 LIB 1968-1969 My father served with 3/21 196th LIB from 1968-1969...he was a captain i believe during this tour...was wondering if anyone remembers serving with him... thanks... Matthew M. Webb
Matthew M. Webb <Monroewebb@aol.com>
Benicia, CA USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 03:59:07 (EST)

Served with 196, original unit trained in Fort Devens, MA '65, went to Nam in '66 to '67 in Tay Nin Provence. 3rd/21st Delta Company Recon. After 8 months went to central highlands, Chu Lai. Arrived home July '67. Merry Christmas to all.
Richard G. Way <cway700962@aol.com>
Clinton, CT USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 16:53:54 (EST)

Delta 3/21st Black Death,Sept 11,1969-Sept11, 1970 Kelso platoon,looking for all delta members
Daniel Phillips <x-grunt@tallassee.net>
Tallassee,Al, al USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 22:33:11 (EST)

I FELL UPON THIS BY ACCIDENT WHILE DOING MY DUTY AS OIC FOR THE FORCE PROTECTION AT FT. DIX.YES MY NG.UNIT FROM MASS.GOT ACTIVATED SEPT.02 (1-182 INF.)WHO EVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE BACK HERE AGAIN AFTER OVER 30YRS.I SERVED WITH 196 ACO,1/46 3/21 JAN. TO AUG.72 LAST COMBAT UNIT TO LEAVE COUNTRY.I WAS PROUD TO SERVE THEN AND PROUDER TO SERVE KNOW IN THIS HOME LAND DEFENCE MISSION.DONT REMEMBER NAMES BACK IN THE NAM, I GUESS ILL HAVE TO FIND MY OLD NAM YEAR BOOK TO REFESH MY MIND.I WAS A SHAKE AND BAKE E5 STRAIGHT OUT OF THE NCO ACADAMY FT.BENNING.FIRST JOB WAS SQD RTO THEN 60 GUNNER FINALLY SQD LDR.ANY ONE WHO MIGHT HAVE GONE TO THE SCHOOL AT THAT TIME AND THEN WENT ON TO VIET NAM FELL FREE TO EMAIL,MAYBE NAMES WILL RETURN TO THIS CRUSTY OLD 1SG STILL SERVING.
1SG BOB SUTHERLAND <E7SUTH@AOL.CON>
BERKLEY, MA USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 11:45:26 (EST)

I would like to thank all those who served in any way any time. thank you. i am looking for men who served with my father in 1969 com/d,3d batt. 21st infantry,196th. he still has a hard time.i would like to know more about the man he was then.he was wounded twice and recieved two purple hearts.his name is jonh uran from west stewartsown , hew hamphire . please e.mail me even if you ran in to him going to the head. i am prode to say he still serves his country as a E6 in the national guard. looking for burning rope patch and black death patch. he left it all there for the next soldier. thank you for your time . god bless you all.
shane coco <tomuchfun135@hotmail.com>
manchester, nh USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 18:24:04 (EST)

Welcome Home Brothers of the 196th.Especially those from D 3/21 "black death" Served Sept 69-Mar 70. Kelso Platoon, RTO for Sgt Dyson. Knew Phillips,McAtee,John Wayne,Stretch, and others. Just returned from a great Veterans Day week-end Where We honored Our "brother" Danny Phillips. Point Man. I had agreat time in Tallassee, Al. Most of the guys called Me "mack" Should You remember, give Me a shout.
Scott M. (mack) Gatewood <gatewoods@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us>
Memphis, Tn USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:31:49 (EST)

I have received a little information but please anyone that might even think they know something please contact me. Can anyone tell me what happed in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. My dad was SGT. Ernest (Joe) Joseph Hughes of E 3/21. I do not know the platoon but have found out that he was the radar team leader for E company. He was KIA 12 May 69. He was awarded the Bronze star posthumously for Heroism under fire. The report I have only tells me he that the LZ was over run and that the bunkers were attacked, including the 4.2 mortar section. The document goes on to say he aided his trapped fellow solders and assaulted the hostile forces were he was mortally wounded. My mom never talked about it and remarried very soon after to another fine solders who is my step dad now I guess. I know nothing of his service and only found out about him a few weeks ago. I was always under the impression that it was all the same and we were just at another base. If anyone knew my dad and can tell me about him or provide any information on what happened in the LZ Center in the Quang Tin province on May 12th 1969. I would be ever so grateful. I am proud of what both my dad's did, as well as what all of you sacrifice. May God grant you peace for the Hell you have lived. I salute you all. I served with the 5th & the 11th SF from 1984 to 1991. Joe ( Hughes) Palmberg
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joepalmberg@tx.slr.com>
sunrise beach, tx USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:45:16 (EST)

My dad was SGT. Ernest Joseph Hughes of E 3/21. He was KIA 12 May 69. He was awarded the Bronze star & PH posthumously. I was 4 when this happened and I only met him once that I can remember. My mom never talked about it. I know nothing of his family or his service other than that on the wall. I found the information on your web site under "Honor Roll". I will be making a trip to DC to look up his name. If anyone knew my dad and can tell me about him or provide any information on what happened please contact me. 915-388-8107
Joe (Hughes) Palmberg <joepalmberg@tx.slr.com>
Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 16:30:33 (EST)

Greetings one and all. This is Boxer 1-6 from C/3/21 196th calling anyone who can help me find my RTO. His name was Devine and I think he was from Wyoming. I was his Lt., Joseph Ace, and he kept me sane on a Christmas ambush in Tay Ninh in '66. Hi to "Shotgun Slade" aka Sgt. Lawrence, if you are out there. God, how I have thought about you guys over the years, all of you wonderful guys. I just found this web sight today. Please call, write or pop smoke, and I will be there. Ace ....out.
Joseph V. Ace <jace1@ev1.net>
Seabrook, TX USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 21:12:27 (EDT)

I served with B Company 3rd of the 21st 196th. From March 1970 to Apirl 1971. I walked point most of the time. I hope all you "GRUNTS" are still alive. I would like to find Eddy the "PINEAPPLE" McShane or Lee Harris Are you out there some where. Also I want to find out how many of us "GRUNTS" are still alive. Also how many of us are getting ready for our LIVERS are getting ready to hop out onto the ground. I have Hepatitius C and I have a feeling there are a lot more of us out there with the same problem. I am getting a 50 percent disability but only for post tramatic stress. And the only reason I'm getting that was I walked point one more time and attacked the VA hospitial in Tampa Florida. Had to serve 2 years in the federal prison. I have had a skin rash sence I got back. I was hospitalized for 5 months when I got back across the water and to the world. The VA is just here to stick it to us the same way they stuck it to us in THE VAM. Don't let them do it. I will no longer put up with thhhere shit. So now I see a private doctor for the VA and payed for by the VA. I am barred going to the VA hospitial. They don't seem to like a GRUNT that won't take there shit there dishing out. I would like to find out how many of us have come down with Hep C and and other Skin problems.DAM I am still alive but pay the price every day. I hope Eddy Mcshane your still alive out there you to Lee Harris Fuck the Army and the VA there only out there to deny you any benifits and thats about all don't put up with there shit and don't give up. Its good to see a web site on the 196th I hope every one of you GRUNTS a good one. If any one has heard from Eddy or Lee tell them STUBS is still here . I hope everyone is in better health than I am in Donald (STUBS) Martin 613 Red Robin Road Seffner Florida 33584
Donald (STUBS) Martin <marti1952@earthlink.net>
Seffner, FL USA - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 15:54:43 (EDT)

Served with Aco 3/21 lib 1968 to 1970 I was an assistan gunner for the m60 machinegun and visit lc center when we were not in the field I am a pueto rican does anybody remenber me
william solivan <solivanpost2002@yahoo.com>
cayey, pr USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 19:17:42 (EDT)

196lib 1972 task force gimlet ph 217 2346252
jim highland
mattoon, il USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 10:43:22 (EDT)

I served in Co.B 3/21 from Oct 65 until the spring of 67 when I was reasigned to the 25th Inf Div at Cu Chi. Looking forward to hear from anyone who served with me. Remember the "Cruise" on the USNS Patch!!
John (Jack) Quinn <quinnfamily@msn.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:36:48 (EDT)

Looking for any recon 3/21 guys and anyone who remembers me.Was there late 68-late 69.
Kenneth (Mac) McParland <knmcpr@aol.com>
Sioux City, IA USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 22:52:55 (EDT)

Joined the 196th. after the 101 stood down in the spring of ' 72. Started in S-2 of HHB 3/82, later on Hill 55 with B/3/21 till stand down. Been a long time and best to all. wayne
Wayne Langman <sgtwal@aol.com>
Terre Haute, In USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 22:36:02 (EDT)

Served with Comapany C 3/21 196th 67/68 and just addeing this because I have a new e-mail address. My best to each of you.
Jimmie L. Coulthard <jimcathycoulthard@attbi.com>
River Falls, WI USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 08:18:26 (EDT)

Do any of you remember the name of the CO & the 3rd Platoon Leader for A-3/21 during the summer and fall of 71? Lt.Betchler was the PL for 1st platoon and Lt.Fox was PL for 2nd but I am embarrassed to say I can't remember the CO's name... (I was in 1st platoon)
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX Republic of Texas - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 00:41:33 (EDT)

I was in 2nd platoon A 3/21 from March to September 1970. I shared a foxhole with Chip Kefer, SGT William Bodine, and Ray Freeman in Hiep Duc Valley on May 1, when we were hit. I was wounded. Charles "Chip" Kefer was KIA. Ray Freeman was medivaced. I ran into him at Ft Dix, NJ in late 1970. SGT William Bodine (Philadelphia, PA) was medivac, but, I never was able to find out how he recovered. May 1st was really nasty. I was wounded a second time and medivaced August 21, 1970 in AK Valley, when a "bouncing betty" killed SGT Dean Weigand (Philadelphia. I happened to run into the medivac pilot, who was shot down with our guys and "feathered" into LZ Karen. He was working at a VA out patient clinic in Tacoma, WA until he retired. I hope the guys from second platoon have faired well over the years- and that includes Stan P (New York) from the FA forward observer unity.
Stephen A Hemmert <Stephen.A.Hemmert@IRS.gov>
Tacoma, WA USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 18:24:38 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who served with Mickey Devlin (medic) in Company D, 3rd Batt., 21st infantry Americal Division from March of 1969 to February 1970. Would really appreciate hearing from you - thanks
Mary Ann <Mary889@aol.com>
NY, NY USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 14:08:54 (EDT)

Because of this web site John Flores My old Squad leader from B 3/21st 196Th LIB called me up and gave me orders to put my E-mail and name on this board. I'll be happy to hear from all the great Grunts that I served with. So if anyone of you remember me please write. I miss you.
Byron (Frenchie) Blanchard <blanchard52@usfamily.net>
Anoka, MN USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 13:46:04 (EDT)

I was a platoon leader with A co. 3/21 from may 67 to june 68 ... i am putting together a virtual photo album for the web during that time period .... anyone having any photos please drop me an e-mail .... also, if any live in or around the Atlanta Georgia area let me know ... best to y'all
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
alpharetta, ga USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 22:32:29 (EDT)

Would like to find Col. Robert Bacon, he took command during battle for hill 102, Que Son Valley 1969 - 1970. Believed his next tour of duty was West Point.... I was with 3/21th Lib Inf. I also was his radio man.....
RICHARD T. WASHINGTON <richard.washington@state.tn.us>
CLARKSVILLE, tn USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 10:28:43 (EDT)

I served with Aco 3/21 68-69 I am from Puerto Rico and looking for any one who remember me
william solivan <solivanpost@yahoo.com>
Cayey, P.R USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 20:22:40 (EDT)

I SERVED A CO 3/21 196th May68-may69 cannot rember what platoon.hit 13may69 medicvac out anyone that was there at the time I am here.let me here from you. names like pineapple,Butch,shorty,sims,frank arozla lt.Stump frank ware,scoutie(medic red head) comes to mind. would like to hear from anyone.last few months was rto for CO.
MIKE SANCHEZ <mike sanchez@med.va.gov>
BIG SPRING, TX. USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 10:40:53 (EDT)

I am looking for any information on my friends late uncle who served as Opns Sgt with CoA 3rd Bn, 21st Inf, 196 Inf Bde in Vietnam from 10th November 1971. He is John McCamley (Late CSM)and was a native of Scotland. If anyone has any details etc on him, his nephew and I would like to hear from you. You can reach us at the e-mail address shown. Thanks.
Nick Reville <nickjune.reville@virgin.net>
Kinross, Scotland - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 05:16:51 (EDT)

To the former members of Delta and Echo Companies, 3/21st: P. S. The reason I am helping Bert with sending messages is because he does not have a computer of his own to send and receive e-mail messages. Thanks again. Respectfully, Deb Hackman
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 23:16:54 (EDT)

Hi! My name is Deb Hackman and I am helping a friend to make contact with his buddies that he served in Vietnam with. His name is Bert Selness, nicknamed Baby Ranger while serving in Vietnam. Bert served with Delta Company (Black Death) 3/21st from 27 November 1970 through March 31, 1971 and then he served with Echo Company, 3/21st from 1 April 1971 up until the time of his ETS 24 August 1971. Bert is hoping to hear from anyone who served with Delta or Echo companies during the dates above. He would also like to know if anyone remembers the names of the medics from Delta and Echo Companies. Delta Company was at LZ Center in the mountains/central highland West of Chu Lai. If anyone out there remembers Bert, please send and message this way and I will make sure he gets it. One last comment from myself, to all of you who served in Vietnam you are my HEROES and always will be. May your lives be blessed. Take Care. Respectfully, Deb Hackman
Deb Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 23:11:42 (EDT)

serv w co c 3/21 196th lib nov 68 to aug 69 got wounded may 15,1969 near tam key ernie carrier was co.only a handful made it out alive lost over 100 men in first 15min of fire fight i was a squard leader and rto for okie blankenship sgt.great site looking for doc dingus or bob banes from tx.i been in touch with some guys so send me a email.
ed stich <estich9495@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 03:55:10 (EDT)

I am trying to get in touch with Joe Britton, Co.B 3/21, 65-67. I think he lived in MI. Have been trying several years to contact him, any info will help. Thanks ahead of time!!
Dennis Passwater, 196'er RET. <thepasswaters@hotmail.com>
Roseville, OH USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 10:33:50 (EDT)

Thanks to this site I was able to locate John Flores, Ronnie Dewitt, Ken Hoke and Larry Osborne all of Co.B 3/21 196th. Iwas known by nickname BUMP. Good to hear from all buddies.
James L. Vandale <papabump@att.net>
Charleston, WV USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 14:06:18 (EDT)

I've visited this site several times and to be honest it's helped me alot and it's also made it possible for me to locate other members of bravo CO My name is John Flores I was in Bravo co 3/21 196inf brigade LZ Center from 9/69 to 4/70 because of this site I was able to locate Ken Hoke so if anyone out there remembers me I'll be happy to hear from you.
John A. Flores <flores@aros.net>
grantsville, ut USA - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 12:26:28 (EDT)

To the Heroes of Delta Company, 3/21st -- Does anyone out there remember Baby Ranger. Great Web Site. To all who served in Vietnam - You Are My Heroes. I lost a cousin in Vietnam, he was a door gunner.
D. Hackman <hackman@acegroup.cc>
Calmar, IA USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:33:57 (EDT)

I was an original with the 196th. 65 - 67 Delta Company Recon Platoon 3-21. Call sign - Romeo 1-1
Jim McGinnis <JMGIN196>
Waldwick, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 10:29:40 (EDT)

My name is Richard Pegram and I have just read through the guestbook. I served with E/3/21 Recon of the 196th from Feb. 68 - June 68. I was in Specter. I was in the AK Valley on April 13, 68 when we were over-run. I was lucky to make it out. After we left the DMZ in June, I went into mortars on LZ Center. I have recently been in touch with some of the old guys. I am looking to find Larry Manten, Fang and Casey. I have lately been talking to Bill Linnartz who was with Specter that nite. Love to hear from any of my old friends. Also, I have been in touch with Dan Liford and Jim McHone. Richard
Richard H. Pegram <pegramr438@aol.com>
Walkertown, n.c. USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 15:48:45 (EDT)

Just wanted to say HI to all the guys in C company 3/21 196th 1st platoon 69-70.This is SSG.Don Robinson,call sign RED DOG.I served as 1st plt.squad leader then Platoon SGT.until I went to rear.We went thru some really bad times together,hope everyone who made it back is doing well.
Don Robinson
USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 08:41:14 (EDT)

Welcome Home looking for wilson or o'neal who served with me 196th.D 3/21 may67/may68 new jersey Kas
Ralph Kasnowski <ralph_kasnowski@merck.com>
Carteret, New Jersey USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 14:07:13 (EDT)

Manuel Valenzuela Army 196th 3/21 A company. Where are you manny?
ranger Bob <Rangerbob@aol.com>
San Francisco, USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 07:31:31 (EDT)

E 3/21 196th LIB Vietnam 67-69 My nane is Bill Linnartz (Wildchild)I have been comunicating with a few of the brothers from the old unit (Assassin & Specter)and look forward to seeing all of you at the 2003 Reunion in Branson MO. next year.
Bill(Wildchild)Linnartz <billjessy50@aol.com>
Centerview, MO USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 11:45:48 (EDT)

Looking for information or anyone who may remember my father. His name is Mike Edgington and he served in A, 3/21 196th LIB from 1/69 to 1/70. Not sure which platoon. Especially interested in any info or someone who remembers Chris Peebler, same unit KIA 6/13/69 in Quang Nam province.
David Edgington <edge1173@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 08:55:24 (EDT)

I was with the 196th from 1971-1972 ending with the 3/21st in aug 1972
john leboutheller <carrracecarr@cs.com>
north highlands, ca USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 23:32:45 (EDT)

I am trying to put together a list of everyone that was assigned to "A" / 3-21 ... between April 1967 and may 1968 .... if you can e-mail me it would be helpful ... thank you for serving and look forward to hearing from you .... best regards
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
Roswell, Ga USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 10:01:16 (EDT)

Served with B co.3/21 from Feb. 70 to Dec.70 Great site saw some names from the past that I hope I never forget.
Freddy DePriest <bladr.boy@verizon.net>
Chesterton, IN United States - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 21:03:04 (EDT)

Looking for anything about PFC E.J. Eldon (Butch) Kirkpatrick Jr. KIA March 11, 1968. He was with Co. B 21st. Inf. 196 Lt. Inf. Brg. 1967-1968. We are trying to do a movie about his life. please help. Dave Sloan 844 Boulevard Rd. Ashland, Ohio 44805 419-962-1803 sloan@bright.net
Dave Sloan <sloan@bright.net>
Ashland, Oh USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 16:34:32 (EDT)

TO ALL MY FELLOW 196TH BROTHERS. WELCOME HOME THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. I HAVE A GROUP ON PAL TALK.COM CALLED THE 196TH LIGHT INFANTRY GROUP. IF YOU DECIDE TO DOWN LOAD PALTALK ADD THIS NAME TO YOUR BUDDIE LIST TOMMY_351 THEM SEND ME A MESSAGE SO I CAN CONTACT YOU.I WAS WITH CO A 3/21/196TH APRIL 25 1968 TO MAY 25 1969. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON MAY THIS MESSAGE FIND YOU AND YOURS AND GOOD HEALTH .
tom crawley aka John Wayne <olddigger@earthlink.net>
Mcloud, ok USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 09:20:53 (EDT)

TO BEN HAWCO: FIRST OF ALL HAWCO WAS ALSO A BROTHER TO ALL OF US IN A-3/21. I DIDN'T REALIZE I WOULD GET A RESPONSE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. I APPOLIGIZE IF I OFFENDED OR UPSET YOU IN ANY WAY. THE DAY IT HAPPENED WILL BE WITH ME FOR EVER. HAWCO WAS A VERY GOOD MAN! OTHERWISE HE WOULD NOT HAVE DIED BY HELPING SOMEONE ELSE. TAKE CARE BEN.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 12:55:16 (EDT)

This is addressed to Merlyn(Minnesota)and anyone who may have known my Brother Sgt Richard J.Hawco Killed Jan 26 1970 a friend from work Jim Becker got me here I read what merlyn said and would like to know more about my Brother. I know he went airborne and ranger,not sure what kind of unit he ended up getting attached to thank much for the help already thanks for the web page and internet Ben
Ben Hawco <Bentoga1@aol.com>
Schenectady, NY USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 19:40:37 (EDT)

Merlyn, I see that the loach crash happened after I DEROSED. We had a resupply helo crash on the supply pad by the mortars, sorry, I don't remember the date, but it was a resupply going out to Delta, with the 4 day resupply. A short timer working on the pad, waiting for DEROSE date was killed by the blade of the helo. If anyone remembers the date this happened, I would like to know.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@cox.net>
Salina,, KS USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 12:54:20 (EDT)

TO JIM K. I WAS WITH A CO. 3/21 SEPT 69 ARL 70. GOOD TO HERE FROM SOMEONE FROM SAME TIME FRAME.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 11:12:24 (EDT)

TO JIM TREPOY: SAW YOUR RESPONSE TO MY MESSAGE ON THE LOACH. THE DAY IT HAPPENED WAS JAN.26TH 1970. THE PAD WAS JUST EAST OF ARTY AND IF I REMEMBER RIGHT,THERE WAS INFIRMRY BUNKER NEXT TO IT. WE CAME RUNNING FROM ANOTHER BUNKER WHERE WE WERE GIVING DEPOSITIONS. THAT BUNKER WAS ABOUT 30 METERS TO THE EAST OF THE PAD. HOPE THIS GIVES YOU A BETTER PICTURE JIM, OF WHERE IT HAPPENED. JUST LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 10:06:31 (EDT)

Merlyn (Minnesota), saw your message about a loach that crashed on LZ Center. I was on Center Jun68-Jun 69, when did the crash occur, and what part of Center did the Loach crash? We had pads for the C&C, supply pad by the mortars, and a pad at the Arty area. Please let me know.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@cox.net>
Salina, KS USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 14:19:56 (EDT)

TO JIM BECKER LOOKING FOR INFO ON SGT HAWCO: I WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE WAS KILLED ON LZ CENTER. BAD SCENE. I WAS WITH A CO 3/21 1ST PLATOON. HAWCO WAS WITH 2ND OR 3RD PLATOON. HE WAS KILLED BY A LOACH. THE CHOPPER CRASHED AND HAWCO MYSELF AND ONE OTHER GRUNT WENT TO PULL THE PILOT OUT WHEN HAWCO RAN INTO THE BLADE. IT WAS REALLY TOUGH TO GO BACK TO THE REST OF THE PLATOON TO TELL THEM THE BAD NEWS. SORRY THAT WAS A BAD DAY.
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:57:13 (EDT)

With A 3/21 196th. Jan 69. Wounded May 13th. Nick name DenDen. Squad leader Baker.
Dennis Strianese <dstrianese@therousecompany.com>
Columbia, MD USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 13:50:52 (EDT)

Looking for "Schroeder" from 2nd platoon Co.A-3/21 Summer & Fall of 71 - AnSon Valley in the QueSon Valley off of LZ Gimlet- Hill-510 - where are ya surfer dude...
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 17:15:18 (EDT)

to minnesota: what company were you in? i was 1st lt. in c-3-21 11/69-5-70
jim kirkpatrick <kirk6841@aol.com>
shawnee, ks USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 22:29:43 (EDT)

I was with charlie co 3/21, nov 68-nov69. i was in battle near tam ky on may 12-15. i am looking for more info, if you can help please email me. i was humping the first 6 months and with the 81mm on center the last 6 months.
paul reamer <justinjudex@aol.com>
naperville, il USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 22:24:23 (EDT)

I served with Black Death, D co. 3/21 196th. LIB from March of 1970 till Jan 1971. I need to find Doc's name. Please contact me if you can help. My first nick name was Mr. Lucky untill I got sick down to 80 lbs and was called the walking dead.
Charles M. Trolia <ctrolia@cfl.rr.con>
Palm Bay, Fl USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:55:33 (EDT)

Was in 196 light infantry Co.B 3/21 from June 69 to April 70 I was an M-60 Gunner, Am looking for my asst. gunner Frank Senneca, Frank was from Senneca New York Frank is an American Indian Who`s father was chief of the tribe in 1969. Frank will remember me from a fist fight in the chapel we had on forward firebase L.Z. center.Or anyone else that served in 3rd platoon during this time.
Anthony (Tony ) Nigro <Snigro@kc.rr.com>
Kansas City, mo USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 15:33:51 (EDT)

WAS WITH 3/21,C COMPANY "CHARLIE TIGERS" FROM APRIL 69 THRU MARCH 70. CARRIED THE M-79 FOR SECOND PLT(?). WORKED OFF LZ CENTER. WOUNDED AT TAM-KY ON MAY 14th(?), TWO WEEKS AT DA-NANG THEN BACK TO MY OLD SLOT WITH THE THUMPER. TRANSFED TO 81MM MORTARS ON LZ CENTER IN DECEMBER 69 (?)(MY MIND IS NOT SO GOOD ANYMORE). GREAT WEB SITE---THANKS
JB EVANS <EVANS@GTW.NET>
FENTON, MO USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 22:59:02 (EDT)

Was with B/3/21, 3rd Plt., Dec 66-Dec 67 would like to here from anyone from the unit.
Dennis Eads <denjo@voyager.net>
Bainbridge, Oh USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 01:15:31 (EDT)

Enjoyed the guestbook. Doc Crawford, medic from 3rd platoon of B Co of 3/21 from Sept 1970-July 1971 looking for other members of platoon, including Oscar Salinas, Don Ruff, Teach Kerry Odonnell, Coach Danny Harris, Gene Odd Jobs Vollmer, E.P. Robertson, Garon Smith and Dave Stretch Spaeth. Email me at Crawford.Dave@epa.gov.
Dave ("Doc") Crawford <Crawford.Dave@epa.gov>
Arlington, VA USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 11:46:38 (EDT)

Looking for anyone that was part of Task Force Gimlet, June 72- August-72. Danang, 3/21 INFANTRY, TOW MISSLE, GROUP. Was Part of this section.
Dave Ballard <junglemist72@yahoo.com>
Evansville, In USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 22:00:22 (EDT)

THINK I KNOW RANGER BOB LOOKING FOR SGT RALPH BIBBS. WE WERE TOGETHER MAY 68 TIL I WAS WOUNDED MAR 69 YOU OUT THERE RALPH,HOW ABOUT YOU DEAN OR ANY OF YOU FROM CO B 3-21 196 THE BEST, AHEAD OF ALL THE REST HOLLOW AT ME
SFC ELBERT ORR <WWW,0KNIGHTHAWK5@AOL.COM>
HEMPSTEAD , NY USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 12:10:46 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who remembers Sgt. JAMES A. MASTEN, Kia'd 2/23/67. or Sp4 DENNIS KLINE who served with the D Co. 3/21 before being sent to the 25th Division and Kia'd.If you remember them, please visit their Memorial Site at: http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html and leave a remembrance.
Ron Titus <barny@fast.net>
Phillipsburg, N.J. USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 11:37:58 (EDT)

Was with B Co. 3/21 in country(Nam) Feb.'68- June '68. 4th platoon. WIA in June'68. Looking for "Toby"-Ed Totten from Jersey. We took RVN AIT at Ft. Polk Nov./ Dec. '67
Ken Sisco <bigd1@gte.net>
New Port Richey, Fl. USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 21:16:51 (EDT)

LEFT DIX TO DEVENS IN 1965 WAS IN A CO.3/21 3rd PLT. UNTIL 1966. ALWAYS REMEMBER SGT. THOMAS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS TIME.
BOB SHILES-THE MAD AMERICAN <KSHILES269@AOL.COM>
PENNSVILLE, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 21:52:03 (EDT)

To all my brothers of 3rd Plt. A 3/21 from Nov69-Oct70 this is "P.J.". To Mo,Paul,Dayrl and Lt. Butch and the rest of Co. A. our annual rememberance of 1 May 70 in the Hiep Duc Valley is approaching. A rememberance of our fallen brothers who didn't hump out of that valley after two days of hell...Peace.
Dwight Hoop <dwight.hoop@worldnet.att.net>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 14:38:05 (EDT)

Served with C Co 3/21st, 196th LIB from April 68 thru April 69. Graduate of NCO School at Ft. Benning, Ga
Bill Wyrick <bgwyrick@direcway.com>
Mauk, Ga USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 18:20:28 (EDT)

D-3/21 196TH.MR GRIM REEPER. POINT MAN RECON BATTALION PUSH RADIO OPERATOR. SHOT DOWN TWICE IN HUEYS STILL KICKIN,GIVE ME A SHOUT.ANYONE SEEN CAPT HUMPHRIES.
TED T. MELL <tmell@sbcglobal.net>
EULESS, TX United States - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 00:04:59 (EDT)

I was with the 3/21st HQ company between 2/69-3/70 at LZ Center. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me or anyone who was there at the same time. I had the corner on the C-4 market. I did all the demolition work for the battalion and also operated the Quad-50. "Frenchie"
Allan "Frenchie" Charbonneau <a.charbonneau@worldnet.att.net>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 20:20:30 (EDT)

Was wondering if anybody has seen Manuel Valenzuela. A Company 3/21st 196th LIB.
Ranger Bob <RangerBob@aol.com>
San Francisco, Ca USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 04:21:57 (EDT)

Welcome to all Gimlets, past and present. I was Bn Sgt Major 68-69 on Center and was privileged to meet many of the men, but over the years the names are harder to remember. To all, take care and God Bless.
Jim Trepoy <jtrepoy@kscable.com>
Salina, KS USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 21:27:14 (EDT)

My father Ronald Murtland was with 3/21st from 68-69 as a SP4 and then again in 72 as SSG Murtland, A Company 1st Platoon Sergeant. I'm looking to design a web site for him and am looking for any pictures or people who might have known him. Also, he finished his career in the military in 94 retiring as CSM in Columbus, Ohio as ROTC CSM. Best man I've ever known. Please contact me if you knew him or may have pics of him. He was a tunnel rat.
Jerry Murtland <jmurtlan@yahoo.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 13:50:19 (EDT)

I was in A-3/21 - 1stplt. during the summer and fall of 71. If any of you are interested in seeing some photos from our unit at that time- the two URL address below will take you to an on-line photo album with the pix.
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=1
http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/buildalbum-cgi?ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 03:12:30 (EDT)

Welcome Home . I was in country 6/67 4/68. A CO/3/21...2nd Plt 1st sq...Been looking for a few of the Bro's that remember ...Well you know what I mean! Give me a e-mail message, or something. Doc, you out there man? John. {shotgun} {Gunner}...
John Gunter <vnam6@earthlink.net>
Creedmoor, NC USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 21:21:53 (EDT)

Thanks to whoever created this site. I served as a medic with Charlie Co. 3/21, 196th, Jan-Nov 1968. Recently began reconnecting with some of these great guys and would enjoy hearing from anyone that remembers me. Also am looking for information re Lt. Ed Guthrie, KIA 5/2/68, a day we shall never forget.
Ken "Doc" Stream <kbs@streamlaw.com>
Riverside, CA USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 18:49:02 (EDT)

I WAS IN C 3/21 67-68 . Who was hit in the left hip from a sniper, while on a trail, we climbed up the hill and a sniper shot at the resupply chopper. We got resupplyed ammo and 1 B2 unit to eat. Up there a couple of days. When we left, no rations and we went to a village and I ate 3 large pieces of steak. Anyone remember Grudowski, He was wounded by a hand gernade, trip wire and Green was also hit.
RAY ELSWORTH <rayelsworth@msn.com>
PHOENIX, AZ USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 23:08:56 (EST)

I WAS IN COUNTRY 1967,A CO,3/21,196,WAS RTO IN 1st PLATOON,HAVE MANY PICTURES THAT I HAVE ALREADY SHARED WITH LT.PEREZ.LOOKING FOR OTHERS TO SHARE PICTURES WITH.REMEMBER TILMAN AND SEXTON,CAN'T REMEMBER OTHER NAMES.NEED HELP.
DAVID MARKSBURY <grizz.dhm@verizon.net>
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 16:18:18 (EST)

I arrived in country in June 67 , joined A co. 3/21 .. returned June 68 to Ft. Benning ... would like to locate any photos taken during that time ... also anyone that was with A co. please get intouch ... it's been many years ... would like to hear from some of you... thanks for serving by the way ... God Bless....
Stephen Perez <perezsj@pobox.com>
Alpharetta, ga USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 21:53:42 (EST)

I WAS THE RADIO OPERATOR IN DCO 3/21 OPERATION WHEELER WALLOWA FROM PLEKU TO DONG HA CODE NAME BLACK DEATH XRAY MR GRIMM REAPER. ANYONE REMEMBER THE NEW CAPTIAN RED HEAD THE ROOSTER. FEB 1968-FEB1969 REACHED CHU LAI 2 WEEKS BEFORE TET.WHAT A BANG. GOOD LUCK NICE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE .INCLUDING THOSE DRUG ADDICTS IN THE DISCO POST OFFICE.WHO WENT ON RR EVERY MONTH. ALAN AND THE NEW YORK MOB.
TED MELL <tmell@sbcglobal.net>
euless, tx USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 11:39:41 (EST)

HI! I WAS WITH 1ST.PLATOON 3/21 196TH FROM SEPT69 TO APR70. MY NAME IS MERLYN BUT EVERYONE KNEW ME AS MINNESOTA. I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON 19MAR70 WHEN I LOST MY SQUAD. I HAVE NO E-MAIL BUT WILL CHECK THIS SITE OUT DAILY. THANKS! 1
MERLYN [MINNESOTA] <NONE>
ARGYLE, MN USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 14:18:46 (EST)

I served with A,3/21, 196 LIB from April 1968 to November 1969 on LZ's Center, East, and West and on the DMZ west of Dong Ha after Tet. I would like to hear from anybody from the old outfit.
Bill Cruse <annilator77@aol>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 00:40:36 (EST)

Great site--I was a SSgt. with D, 3/21st Inf., 196th Inf. Bde. Oct. 69 - Apr. 70--am interested in hearing from others in the unit. Sorry, but don't have any photos they were lost or destroyed when a frag got me.
Steve Rivenburgh <smrivers@midtel.net>
Middleburgh, NY USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 12:26:17 (EST)

Great web site served with d 3/21 69-70. Just like to say hi and hope everybody ding ok with life. 30 years ago long time.
gene taylor <bladevsct@cs.com>
Ridley Park, pa USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 14:58:43 (EST)

Served with B 3/21 from Oct.70 to Oct.71. I don,t remember alot but served with a big guy we called Lyrch and a guy named Lynn from Oklahoma that stepped on a booby trap while I was on R&R in April or May of 71. Looking for anyone that remembers the giant monitor lizard our point man killed by a river bed.
Randall Russel <randa@netnitco.net>
Wheatfield, IN USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 10:41:51 (EST)

I served in B 3rd of the 21st for all of '71. Started out at Chu Lai, moved by LST to Danang after Typhoon. Sgt. Bowman had me on point 2 weeks out. Looking for Charlie Minks, best slac man you could ever have, and Oscar Salinas,my houch partner and clos friend.
Dave Vaughn <dvdist@esinc.net>
Roxboro, NC USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 21:28:17 (EST)

I Served With B 3/21 From January 1970 Till December 1970 in 1st Platoon. Have Talked TO Larry Osborne and Ron Dewitt Would Like to hear From Others We Served With.
KENNY HOKE <KenDara15428@yahoo.com>
Dawson, PA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 21:08:17 (EST)

Served Feb to May of 1969 A Company 3/21 on and around LZ East,LZ West,and Lz Prep for as long as it lasted--
Ken Fleisher <yoboo2@carolina.rr.com>
Kings Mountain, NC USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 02:12:43 (EST)

Served with 196th, first w/ 8th supt bn 6/67, then to field With D/4/31 and Then with C/3/21 until injuried above Dong Ha on 10 or 11/68
James M. Goad USA RET SSG <mtnbunker@aol.com>
Flat Top, WV USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 01:17:08 (EST)

I served in company C & E 3/21 Nov68-Oct69 I have a website with lots of pictures of Charlie Co.And Lz East. http://members.tripod.com/pat196th/
Patrick Walker <patrick196th@hotmail.com>
perry, mi USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:23:20 (EST)

Does anyone know my father? My father was in the B CO 3/21 INF 196th BDE. I'm trying to find anything about him. He wasn't killed while serving, but he did pass away in 1996. I'm interested in any information about him, photos, books, web sites, or anything about him and his friends. His name was Richard Lee Collins(Rock). I am making a book for his grandson, my son, to remember him by. Thanks.
RICHAR LEE COLLINS by Lisa Collins <lacflower@juno.com>
Camilla, GA USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 11:57:43 (EST)

I served as point man in Hawk Plt D. Co 3/21 from Jan 72 until stand down in Aug 72. I attended my first reunion this summer and would like to thank all those who worked so hard to put it togather. I'm looking forward to the next one. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Bill Doyle <bdoyle@ccpsnet.org>
Chester, VA USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 22:53:13 (EST)

Anyone remember Edwin Brown, KIA on 10 Jan 68 in the battle at Hiep Duc Valley? He was with D/3/21. Am working on a Memorial for him and need some background info. Pls email me. Thanks.
Bruce Swander <bruceswander@hotmail.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 17:29:31 (EST)

Looking for people from my company: 1stPlt- Co.A 3/21st -1971. I was medevacted out when we were in the QueSon Valley off of Hill510 in Nov71. I took a lot of photos. You never know I may have one of you. (found one so far- Hey- Ray Jeffery)
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 11:07:47 (EST)

Just found this site and one guy l was with c 3/21. sept 67 to sept 68 last 3-4 mo on lz Baldy S-2 hhc 3/21
tom orner <orner@pioneer-net,com>
Roseburg, or USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 21:23:48 (EST)

Served with B 3/21, 196th from Jan 70 to Dec 70. Most of the time carried a M79 and later was platoon RTO then RTO for the CO. Any "Bushmasters" out there that remembers me? Nickname was Oz. See you at the reunion in DC in Nov.
Larry W. Osborne <Internet37716@aol.com>
Clinton, TN USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 18:01:45 (EST)

Americal Div.196th. C 3/21 Lib July/68 through June/69 I would like to hear from anyone that was with me at this time, the only one I can remember is SP4 Dale eisaman(KIA)and nickname Skull. You can contact me at(770) 949-5398 or 4028 Nations Dr. Douglasville,Ga. 30135
Lester Grant
Douglasville, GA USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 17:16:41 (EST)

Dennis this is my correct E-main address
james k bruce <jamesskinny@planetkc.com>
Grandview, mo USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 16:51:08 (EST)

Thank you so much for this site. I have been trying to find anyone who may have known or remembered anything about my dad Ric Schoonover. He was in Co B 3/21 196 starting in Aug of 66 (I had thought he was in Company C but now know he was in B). He was in c 1/5 2 25 by July of 67 when he came home. I am trying to add anything anyone remembers to our family heritage book. Thanks!
Kristen Schoonover <kristen@kmsdesigns.net>
Goodyear, AZ USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 23:43:08 (EST)

Tried to send email to James K Bruce from your guest book entries, came back as "undeliverable host 550 unknown". I need you to contact me, I was with B/3/21, Dec66-Dec67, have copy of personell roster
Dennis Eads <denjo@voyager.net>
Bainbridge, Oh USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 06:56:47 (EST)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from Nov66 to Nov.67.I can rememeber some of the the guys but not many. I still have a year book that we got while still in Tay Ninh be for we went north in May of 67
James kent Bruce <jamesskinny@planetjkc.com>
grandview, mo USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 16:21:44 (EST)

I was with B Co. 3/21 from Aug 68 to Aug 69. This guestbook is a great idea. I hope this will put me in contact with some friends. Thanks
Chris Bollis <chris-johnson-1@worldnet.att.net>
Long Lake , Mn USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 22:15:52 (EST)

Would like to talk to any one from A company 3/21 aug 71 to march 72
Ray Jeffery <rwj113@aol.com>
springfield , pa USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:24:51 (EST)

GREAT SITE. I SERVED WITH C 3/21 68/69, WOUNDED ON MARCH IST 69 ON THE TRAIL LEADING UP THE EAST SIDE OF CENTER. I LIKE SO MANY OTHERS NEVER SAW ANY OF MY GEAR AGAIN. WISH I STILL HAD THE PICTURES EVEN THOUGH AFTER 30+ YEARS I CAN STILL REMEMBER WHAT THE AO LOOKED LIKE, BUT THE FACES AND NAMES OF THOSE I SERVED WITH HAVE FADED. I HUMPED AN M60 BEFORE BECOMMING A SQUAD LEADER. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM POPE, ANDY OR RED CROSSWHITE IF YOU ARE LISTENING.
ERIC (RICK) MANN <ACABINETMANN@AOL.COM>
FRANKFORT, IN USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 19:11:35 (EST)

Welcome home brothers..I served with the 196 from Oct.65 thru july 67. Did my basic with //Cco, 3/21, transferred to HHC, with the rifle platoon. Anyone interested in chatting about those days, all emails are welcome
Robet Strong <strongspaving@webtv.net>
Oneida, n.y. USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 14:52:39 (EST)

Was an original from 10/65 to 7/67 B Co. and Commo Pltn. 3/21. Not a day goes by that i dont think of some of the guys we lost, esp. Tony Scivolino and Jimmy Van Cedarfield(my roomie in basic). Great page guys,well done.
Bob Tominey <scottytea@aol.com>
Hoboken, NJ USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 23:44:42 (EST)

I served with the 196th from Feb. 72 - Aug. 72' when TF Gomlet stood kown. Was Platoon leader in 1/46 and 3/21. Co Commander was Gary Phelps. Took casualties from friendly fire on 7 July 72' - I remember them each year / day.
Jesse Johnson <Jesse.Johnson@cmtc.7atc.army.mil>
apo, AE 09173 USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 04:02:10 (EST)

Just got my 196th N/L and found out about this site. Good job guys. Will pass this along to some of my fellow 3/21 Charlie Tigers with whom I'm e-communicating. I was platoon leader for 3d platoon (call sign Elder) then became x.o. and was c.o. for one mission just before heading home. Was there from Sep't. '70 thru Sep't. '71. We moved with the 23rd to Da Nang from Chu Lai in the spring of '71. 3/21 took over a former Navy c.b. compound (nice digs!) Would enjoy hearing for any of you guys. All the best.
Ken Rice <kenrice@houston.rr.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 18:24:02 (EST)

Was with 3/21 196Inf Brigade in '72 after americal division had "stood down" We worked the A.O. between "Happy Valley" and "East-West Ridgeline" at that time we never made contact. There seemed to be a lot of concern about publicity of U.S. casualties. I had previously been 11B with 9 th Div in 68-69.
Larry D. Cook <cookfrenchlick@hotmail.com>
French Lick, In USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 14:30:14 (EST)

I served 3rd 21th 196th LIB April 68-May 69 nickname HOBO, I joined at Nei HA spent 4 months in bush, 4 months at FSB 365 on a 81 mm then went down to Nhui Loc Son to work with Popular forces Let me know if you remember this California kid
Joseph Tolbert <jostolb@aol.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 14:47:24 (EST)

I was in c 3/21 sept66 to sept67 Like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I got wounded in operation Attleboro.
Ripp Charles F. <scripp@nebi.com>
Elm Creek, Ne USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 22:12:41 (EST)

Worked with echo recon 3rd/21st 196th, 23rd...1970 - 1971. i am interested in locating anyone who may have photos, an "assassins" patch, or names of unit members. thanks. and i am going to do my best to make the next reunion.
michael ketchum <mketchum@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
tallahassee, fl USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 19:15:38 (EST)

I served with "C" co. 3/21/196, may 68/69. Much memorabilia from our unit.
D.R. Frierson <charlietiger@msn.com>
medina, oh USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 09:16:53 (EST)

I was with the3/21 mar67 to mar68 Aco I think.I went to the Gettyburg reunion did,nt find anyone Iknew.But I like to no what wrong with the gimlet site I cannot get it. Another thingI didn,t we was call the gimlet until the reunion.But if anyone see this and remember me or think they do e-mail me.
paul rhinehart <dora@innova.net>
union, sc USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 18:18:42 (EST)

What a very nice thing this is, I was fortunate to be at the reunion at Gettysbeg this summer and had a wonerful time with all. Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make it a very fine gathering og Chargers. I served with Charlie Co. 3/21 67/68. Thanks for putting this together.
Jimmie L. Coulthard <ccoulth@spacestar.net>
River Falls, WI USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 01:08:32 (EST)

I was with the 3/21 co.A on hill 55 (68-69)
Roger Stanley <stanleyroger@hotmail.com>
LaGrange, Me USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 21:09:31 (EST)

I was in e. co 3/21 from late Sept of 68 till late 69 when I went up to LZ Center. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me.
Kenneth (Mac) McParland <knmcpr@aol.com>
Sioux City, IA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 23:12:51 (EST)

Looking for people from my company: 1stPlt., A/3/21st 1971 I was medivacted out when we were in the QueSon Valley off of Hill510 in Nov71. I took a lot of photos. You never know I may have one of you.
Jack Krohn <captjack@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 23:36:14 (EST)

 


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