196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
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GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
3/82

Happy New Year to all of the Brothers of the 196th. I would like to wish everyone a prosperious new year and ask that we not forget the brothers that are no longer with us. (Doc) John Clough (D Battery 3/82)
John "Ken"Clough <clough001@msn.com>
hesperia, Ca. USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 21:38:26 (EST)

I served with 3/82 FA from July 67-68. Served in order LNO w/321 Inf (2 Mo.); Bde LNO for BG Linnel (2 Mo.); Bn FDO (2 Mo.); (I know, couldn't hold a job); Then formed up D Btry on LZ Pony and commanded same for 6 months till rotation. Would love to communicate with any 196 Vets esp any one from D 3/82. And thanks for the web site Mr Web master et al!!
Jim Pongonis <japongonisatala.net>
Dothan, AL USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 14:50:52 (EST)

Father (Rudy Shotts) was with the 196th, 3/82 Arty B Battery on LZ Center 1967-1968 as a gun chief. Looking for fellow vets, and also if anyone has photos to share of their time at LZ Center. I am in the beginning stages of developing a web page for LZ Center, and am looking for as much info as I can. Thanks, Pete
Pete Shotts <beta_cygni@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 12:13:03 (EST)

Pete Shotts-I have a picture of Center taken in the period your father was there. It shows the FDC bunker with antennae, and the tallest thing in the btry-the shower stall with 5o gal. barrel on top. Will send a copy if you want it.Contact my e/mail address.
bill russell <Rwill60ataol.com>
USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 09:36:43 (EST)

Father (Rudy Shotts) was with the 196th, 3/82 Arty B Battery on LZ Center 1967-1968 as a gun chief. Looking for fellow vets, and also if anyone has photos of the LZ to share. I am in the beginning stages of developing a web page for LZ Center. Tnanks, Pete
Pete Shotts <beta_cygni@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 12:42:12 (EST)

I have failed to send my great appreciation & thanks to "REDHORSE" 82d Arty ChuLai, and I know I speak for all members of the flight crews of 68th & 54th Med. Detachments which made-up ChuLai Dust-Off. My tour with the 68th was Jul 69 to Apr 71. REDHORSE often provided flares in leap-frog fashion during our urgent missions at night during horrible weather, usually with cloud cover below our flight minimum of 300ft or the intense rain during the monsoon seasons. You would get us to the desired coordinates and shut the flares down when we could see a flash light of the ground unit and if necessary bring us home the same way. Many of these missions were "volunteer", I could never say no because I new what it was like on the ground; I was especially motivated if it involved a unit of the 196th even tho our primary responsibility was to the 198th and 11th LIBs. Without doubt, REDHORSE kept us from hitting a mountain and expidited the mission and saved lives on the ground as well as those of our crews Once more, THANKS, you guys were the best. "out-here" Doc Brassfield
Dave Brassfield <rd4412atactcom.net>
Oshkosh, Nebraska USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 02:01:29 (EST)

I was in A Battery 3/82 Arty from May 1970 to April 1971. Was a RTO with the Fo in C Co 2/1. Then into FDC untill i left for home.
Gale Messier <gmessier@bellatlantic.net>
St. Albans, Vt USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 17:30:43 (EST)

My unlce served with the 82nd Artillery from 1967-1969. He was with 3rd Battalion, C batry in the end. Served as an FO with 4/31st Infantry from 67-68. He was Lt. Steve Mason seriously wounded at LZ Siberia, September 69. Anyone who was with the 82nd Art or 4/31st Inf, I am looking for more information about these units. My unlce died two months ago and I am attempting to find out what I can before it's lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Brian Mason <foursevensd@yahoo.com>
Boone, NC USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 10:14:56 (EST)

Where are all of the 3/82nd brothers. Would like to here from them. I was a medic in the aid station at Hawk Hill and when we moved north then spent most of my time with D Battery on LZ Linda. God Bless to all. Doc Clough
John Clough <clough001@msn.com>
Hesperia , Ca. USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 15:31:51 (EST)

I was with the 3rd and 82nd B Bty, 196th Brigade May 1967 to May 1968.
Jackie Cogburn <bumper@cctc.net>
De Leon, Tx USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 01:19:10 (EDT)

Looking for anyone who was with B 3/82 arty, who was on East when we got overrun in 69.
Lowell Keene <LEKKELO14ataol.com>
Athens, MI USA - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 08:02:52 (EDT)

This is my new E-mail address if anyone from C 3/82Arty wants to correspond.Have a good one.
Dennis Frane <horsenutzATconnections-etc.net>
Becker, Mn USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 21:53:16 (EDT)

Still Looking for buddies ,anyone that served with me in Nam,Lz Center,B-Btry 3/83FA Feb 68 thru Feb 69.Would like to hear or know what happed to Mike Rosa(New York),Bear (chicgo)Cpl.Lopez,Lt.Wilkerson,White(Tenn?)or any one that i can't remember their name.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh, Md USA - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 14:08:55 (EDT)

anyone from c baty 3/82 arty 196 light inf.1966/67 from fort devens advanced party to tay ninh
dan farrell <lfarrell4@usadatanet.net>
rochester, n.y. USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 14:38:55 (EDT)

Joseph Qinnn,you E-mail address has too many letters in it for aol to accept.They say no more than 16 characters-I hav e long letter for you-I was ssg.bill russell,asst chief computor of 3/82
bill russell <Rwill60@aol.com>
norman , ok USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 13:19:09 (EDT)

New e-mail address - served 2/68 to 11/68 HHB 3/82 in FDC on LZ Baldy, West. Maj. Clarke, Andy from Big Sky Country I was radio operator working in FDC clearing grids and providing ears for FO's to supply artillery and Air support. Anyone out there
Joseph M. Quinn <jquinn at nj.chiltingtonusa.com>
Garwood, NJ USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 14:28:40 (EDT)

I was with C Btry,3/82 from the first day forward.I went to Ft Dix & picked up 46 new kids & went with them to RVN.I was the commo chief & Aerial resupply nco,Had a terrific crew and many memories,some good,some not so good.Thanks for this site.I peek in often.
MSG Dennis Frane(RET) <horsenutz@connections-etc.net>
Becker, Mn USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 18:54:59 (EDT)

HI WAS IN THE 196 TH FROM FORT DEVENS MASS C BARTY 3 82 ARTY FROM1965 TO 1967 ALSO WAS A RTO WITH A CO 4 31 INF IN TAY NINH FROM DEC 1966 TO MAY 1967 THEN TRANFORTED TO 9 TH IN DIV HHC AT BEAR CAT HOME JULY 14 1967 LEFT VIET NAM SP4 WELCOME HOME TO ALL THE 196 TH LIGHT INF BRIGADE CHARGERS
JESSE J JAMES <JJAMES1128 @AOL.COM>
CHICAGO, IL USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 15:13:02 (EDT)

I was with como HHB 3/82 arty on LZ Baldy . I was there 8/68 to 8/69. Need info on reunions for 3/82 and any guys in the unit. SSG Pack, SSG Gangi , Ledo, Semanisin , Phalen. Capitain Stark And Colnel Knight were officers.
Russ White <rgwhite2@juno.com>
Wilmington, Il USA - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 16:27:01 (EDT)

Servered as a medic with 3d/82nd arty D battery in 71 on Hawk Hill and LZ Linda most of the time. Looking forward to hearing from anyone from the gun crews or From Steve Lowe. our Chief of smoke was Sgt. Wommack
John "Ken"Clough <clough001@msn.com>
Hesperia , Ca. USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 20:23:44 (EDT)

I was the commo chief of C btry from our arrival in country till I rotated out of Chu Lai.Arrived back home on 10 July 67.Any of the commo crew out there,or Walt Sherrett,the ammo daddy.
Dennis Frane,MSG,retired <horsenutzatwarpdriveonline.com>
Becker, mn USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:34:27 (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 served with the 3-82FA, 196th LIB from Mar 71 to Jan 72. Initially as an FO with C/1-46 Inf (Mar 71 to Jun 71); then Arty LnO with 2-1 Inf (Jul 71 to Sep 71); and finished up my tour as CO A/3-82FA (Oct 71 to Jan 72). Interested to hear from anyone with whom I may have served.
Joe Roszkowski <jroszkowski@cox.net>
Williamsburg, VA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 11:10:55 (EDT)

I did a short search on LT Tierney and found nothing of use. I have heard though if you know someone at the VA this is an easy job to find a name. Because of privacy concerns they will mail him a letter saying that you wish to contact him. They will give him your address/phone number.There is a document and process for doing this at the VA, I forget what it's called. Others , as you probably know are looking for him also. Looking for all men who served with Delta - 4/31 & HHC - 4/31. 196th. Lt. Anderson - 70 & 71, 2nd. Plt. Sgt. Phillip Madlang - 69, Lt. Tierney - 68 ( FO ) Beadle Bailey - 68 & 69, 2nd. platoon gun Sq. Capt. Solo - 66 & 67, Capt. Baxter - 71, Medic's, F O's, Chaplains, 1966 Boat People to Stand down 10/71. We have contacted approx. 450 of the guys and about 370 are on a current roster. Contact Vance A. van Wieren 6654 - 122nd. Ave. Fennville, MI. 49408 or 269 - 543 - 3661 or vw196nam@i2k.com Welcome home my Brothers and may God richly bless you & your loved ones. Vance A. van Wieren Fennville, MI USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 23:59:59 (EST)
mike
USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 21:29:14 (EDT)

I am still looking for LT.Tierney 3/82 Foward Observer Delta 4/31 67/68. We were wounded by land mine Febuary 28th,1968 west of Tam Ky in the Que Son Valley. We had just cleared a village and were walking out. I was a fng and Lt.Tierney was pointing out were an ambush could be sprung on us in the tree line. When the land mine got us,Lt.Tierney lost both legs and I was blinded,his rto was wounded. Doc Eder,God love him took care of us and we where medevaced out to NSA Da Nang. When Captain Mellon got wounded he saw him in San Francisco at the Army hospital that was last anybody has seen him. No one knew his first name so I can't do a search to find him,I have tried the VA and the Army no luck. If anybody would know where he is I would appericiate it. Doc La Palio HHC,Delta and Charlie Co's 4/31st 68/69
Doc La palio <amlatglabs.com>
long beach, ca USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 12:37:44 (EDT)

I was with the 3/82arty i 70-71 and served as an FO and a Bn Liaison Officer w/ 2/1. I'd be interesting in hearing from anyone else who served with me.
John Henningson <jchningson@aol.com>
Guilford, CT USA - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 18:10:50 (EST)

Looking for anyone that served with me B-Btry,3/82FA,Feb 68 thru Feb 69.LZ Center.Mike Rosa,Bear from Chicago,Lopez, Tanner,Ect.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh, MD USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 17:01:45 (EST)

I am looking for anyone who remembers Lyle Tiili. He was assigned to 3rd Battlion, 82nd Artillary, B Battery, D Company. If anyone recalls being in Vietnam with him please reply. Thank you.
Richard Dumancas <richard.dumancas@co.carlton.mn.us>
Carlton, MN USA - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 16:30:54 (EST)

Was in HHB 3/82 from Aug.68 to Oct.69. LZ Baldy
David Copple <dcopple@upperspace.net>
pryor, ok USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 17:24:14 (EST)

Hope the new year finds everyone well. I served with B 3/82 arty 67/68. Heard that center was over run sometime after I left B battery, any info would be great. Danny Jordan
Danny Jordan <jord9090@bellsouth.net>
Mims , Fl USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 22:58:00 (EST)

Looking for anyone that was in B-Btry 3/82 F.A. Feb 68 thru Feb 69.Was on Gun 4 ,FDC then Gun 3 Base Piece.Looking for Mike Rosa(N.Y),Bear(Chicigo),Lopez,Whitie,Tanner(kick out of Inf to Arty),hipper red headed medic,or other Nam buddys that i can't remember their names.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh, Md. USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 14:40:40 (EST)

I was just sitting here thinking about Christmas' past and thought about the time we were out preparing for the infiltration course at fort devens in 1965. I remember singing christmas carols in a tent with one of our commo sgt. Cant remember his name I was with C Battery 3/82 Arty. Anyone remember the sgt name Merry Christmas to all Chargers and please keep those in harms way now,in your prayers.
Paul Flynn <vetagent@stoughton.org>
Stoughton, MA USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 12:05:31 (EST)

I was with C battery 3/82 arty in 1965 out of Fort Devens. Was in FDC from Fort Sill Okl then straight to Devens. Worked with John Flynn (the cook) also M Collins (Killer)in FDC. Was in country Aug 66 to June 67. I knew Capt. Dearlove, Lt. Clarke, and Lt. Gibson (Hoot). Looking to find anyone who was in country at that time.
Joseph Losinno <Me5000@aol.com>
Seaford, N.Y USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 00:51:25 (EST)

note correction on posted Email address. I was asst.chief bn. computor, 3/82 atry,jun67, jun 68. Glad to see in Vietnam mag article complaint about Gen. Linnel. Sent any more choppers to Danang for your fresh veggies?
bill russell <Rwill60@aol>
norman, ok USA - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:14:49 (EST)

I was FO for B Battery 3/82 (LZ Center) and FDO with A Battery (Hawk Hill)69-70 after getting out of field.Got pics of both units and recording of fire missons.Come on redlegs in my time. Let's get our stories out!You guys where a class act!
R> David thomas <eastdragon@juno.com>
San Jose, ca USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 01:15:28 (EDT)

I had the priviledge of being the first CO of "A" Batery 3/82 from it's inception at Ft. Devens. I must say it wasa priviledge as I served with some of the finest young men I had the pleasure of being associated with during my long career. Both active and reserve. Feel free to contact me regarding any inquiries on Agent Orange.
Ron Ouellette <gemini0521@earhlink.net>
Weeki Wachee, FL USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 18:27:05 (EDT)

Does anyone remember a Johnnie Cox "Wally" I believe he was in A Bat, 3d Bn, 82nd SLD ARTY. Any help would be appreciated If you knew him I would appreciate you emailing me at jon.waterhouse@us.army.mil and I will explain what I am trying ot do for him
Jon M Waterhouse Jr <jon.waterhouse@us.army.mil>
APO, AE USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 16:04:27 (EDT)

I was with C-Battery, 82nd Artillary, 196 Light Infantry in Fort Devens October 1965. Went to Nam with Brigade, stayed until May 1967. (Cook C-Battery).
John P. Flynn <shooter685@cox.net>
Peoria, AZ USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 16:28:27 (EDT)

FYI 3rd BN 82nd FA FDC: I was in the 3-82nd Bn FDC from Feb'70 to Apr'71. I spent most of my time on LZ Hawk Hill, LZ West, a whole lot of little 2 gun LZ's overlooking LZ Professional and my last 2 months on LZ Alpha2 on the highway just before it crossed over the DMZ into North Vietnam. I was the Bn guy for Charlie on LZ Siberia and B 1/46th on LZ Professional. Was on the other end of the radio for Hiep Duc & LZ Mary Ann. (I knew that one was going to happen the minute I drew the range fans for all the supporting artillery units and none of them could range the LZ. I tried to point this out to my S3, but since I was a sp4, I didn't know what I was talking about.) After I got home, I joined the WI National Guard, and retired in 1998 as the 1st BN, 121st Field Artillery's Command Sergeant Major. I really would like to know what happened to all the FDC guys from that time period. Gary Weller 3405 Parkside Dr Brookfield WI 5005 262-790-9561 csm121@uwm.edu
Gary P Weller <csm121@uwm.edu>
Brookfield, WI USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 14:10:03 (EDT)

C BATTERY 3RD 82 ARTY FROM TEXAS TO FT. SILL FT DEVENS ADVANCED PARTY TO NAUM
DANNY FARRELL <DLSAK022@AOL.COM>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 13:29:38 (EDT)

ANY ONE FROM C BATTY 3RD 82ARTY.WE CAME FROM TEXAS COLLINS,BEVARD,ATKINS WARD.DROP ME A LINE
DAN FARRELL <DLSAK@AOL.COM>
ROCHESTER , NY USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 13:18:31 (EDT)

Made one of the first reunions @ the wall what seems like a hundred years ago, had some trouble for awhile after that. But it seems like recent events made me feel that I needed old friends back around me. B-btry 3/82nd 196th (67-68)
Ken <kenhureau@aol.com>
Saugus , Ma USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 02:46:24 (EDT)

I want sent to Fort Devens, MA in Aug 1965 as part of the training unit. I was with Btry A 3/82. Took the boat trip with the BDE to Nam. We got to Tay Nien when the base camp was still full of farmers, we had no 105 guns as the ship they were on got stuck somewhere or other. Stayed with Btry A as XO, them went to BN HQ as the Comm Officer. Moved with the Bde to Chu Lai and was shipped home in Jun 67. Glad I found this web sight. It sure brings back memories
Jon W Madzelan <papa@busternus.com>
Citrus Heights, CA USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 15:29:11 (EDT)

Was with 82 nd Field Artillary Hq Co 3rd Gun Btn Giessen Germany 1958-1961 Trying to get in touch.
"Doc" Wayne E. Bishop ( Capt. ) <leannube@aol.com>
State College , Pa USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 22:57:35 (EDT)

Looking for anyone from artillery liason on lz professional or maryann. You guys are hard to find!
dan blevins <deepwoodsdan@insightbb.com>
Louisville, ky USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 00:50:02 (EDT)

Hey,don't give up. Just made contact with fellow f.d.c. 3/82 arty member after trying for years on this site.We are out here-
bill russell<willruss5@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 17:12:36 (EDT)

served with A 3/82 1970(FDC).Glad to hear from anyone from the unit or any B 2/1 grunts.
walter zych <walterzych@comcast.net>
harrison twp, mi USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 22:32:39 (EST)

Would like to hear from anybody who was in Battery B 3rd BN 82nd Arty during periods August 1966 to August 1967.
Melvin Stokes <brftsadie1973@wmconnect.com>
Hobbs, NM USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 22:36:23 (EST)

I served in HHB 3/82arty-coomo section from 1/68 to 6/68. Iwas still in the in country orientation in Chu Lai the night the ammo dump blew up. What a sight! I spent most of my time at LZ Baldy. Our unit was sent up north of Phu Bai for a while. I think it was Camp Evans. It was mostly a 1st Air Cavalry Div. base. We were just packing up to return to LZ Baldy when the Fuel dump at the Camp Evans airfield was hit and blew up.
Steve Ice <sice@iquest.net>
Peru, IN USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 09:34:41 (EST)

served with a 3/ 82 arty. att. to b 2/1 70/71 recon sgt.
ron williams <rutsack@charter.net>
davisville, wv USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 06:54:58 (EST)

i served with b btry.3/82 f.d.c.section from sept.67-sept.68.would like to hear from any fellow vets.
charles b. skeens <skeencb25570@yahoo.com>
wayne, wv. USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 08:20:18 (EST)

I served with HHS Btry from Oct. 65 July 67. I was known as Charlie . I am attempting to find the name of a Lt. who was with C Btry 3/82 arty FDC and was kiied at FB French Fort in April of 1967 during a mortar attack.
Richard Noonan <Nsnailmailman 3 @ aol .com>
St. Cloud, FL. USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 11:16:53 (EST)

I just received the 196th Association in the mail. Thanks very much to all of the volunteers who keep this Association going and publishing the updates. The publication had a request from Steve Miller of A/3rd/82 asking anyone to contact him. It was a pleasure being able to "see" someone from A Battery in the news asking to be contacted. A smile was brought on my face with Steve's reference to Sgt. Joe Stewart. Sgt. Stewart is in everyone's memory from A Battery. A truer individual could not be had. Not sure if anyone know of Sgt. Stewart today as the last I saw him was 11-12 years ago and he was as feisty as ever. Please continue the great work that you are doing. It is very much appreciated.
Matt Spirko <marmasu@yahoo.com>
Newark, DE USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 10:43:39 (EST)

Iwas one of the org.members.Trained in Ft.Devons.and was on the USS PATCH.Looking for anyone in my unit from 65-67.I was with ''A''Batt.3/82Art.
Gordy ''ZEKE''Zemke <ZEKEMAN196.COM>
MOKENA , IL. USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 18:20:59 (EST)

Was in HHB 3/82nd Arty. Was at Ft Devens when 196th was activated in 65 and went to Nam by ship with the equipment. Was motor mule for the Bn. There are a couple of us here in Lawton that went over with the 196th. Would like to hear from any old buddies from the Bn. If any one remembers Bill Irwin and should have his address please email it.
Lowell (Robbie) Robbins <Robbie751@aol.com>
Lawton, Ok USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 20:38:13 (EST)

65-67 FT.DEVENS ,MASS.''A''BATT.3/82 ART.USS PATCH
GORDY ''ZEKE''ZEMKE <ZEKEMAN196@.COM>
MOKENA, IL. USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 15:57:10 (EST)

Not sure if I am listed however I was with HHB 3/82 p/o 196th from Feb 68 till Nov68. Worked in Fire Direction Center (FDC) as radio operator clearing air space for Artillery. This is a great vehicle to find someone. I have never been able to locate anyone from HHB 3/82.
Joseph M. Quinn <JMQ828@aol.com>
Garwood, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 13:15:56 (EST)

It is Christmas day 2002 and I just checked this site for new entries, nobody I knew in Nam has signed on. I know that there are plenty of "cannoncockers" from B3/82 out there but not many seem to post messages. Iwould like see more from you guys, I served 67/68. Come on guys lets get arty represented
Danny Jordan <jord9090@bellsouth.net>
Mims , Fl USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 13:01:37 (EST)

my name if fraklin silas from Minto alaska, serve on hawkhill with jump battery. I am living in Minto now, and working as a Water Plant Operator. here are some of the people that I remeber: gould, and louie. I know there are more, but am unable to remeber at the moment. I woulnd't mind hearing from anyone, I dont have an e-mail address yet, but my adress is: Franklin Silas P.O. 53 Minto, Alaska 99758 907-798-7713 Waiting to hear from you
franklin silas
minto, ak USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 23:55:54 (EST)

Served with the 3-82d FA, Oct 71-Apr 72, as LNO, 1st Sp Bde (ARVN) and as an FO with 1-1 Cav. Nickname 'Cherry'. Would like to hear from SSG James Pack or anyone else I served with!
DJ Czerniejewski <CoolPapaCat@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 03:43:06 (EST)

I WAS IN 3RD BN 82ND ARTY FROM SEPT.1965 TILL JULY 1967. I WAS A AMMO HANDLER TRUCKDRIVER,ALSO DID MY SHARE OF WORKING ON THE 105 HOWITZER.I SPUN YARN IN A FACTORY FOR SEVEN YEAR TILL IT CLOSED. THEN I WENT TO WORK AT A TRUCK BODY AND TRAILER MFG PLANT. i AM WORKING ON MY 29TH YR,WITH THE SAME COMPANY, WITHTHE LAST ELEVEN YR. BEING FULL TIME TRUCK DRIVER DELIVERING THE PRODUCTS.
STEVEN L.MILLER <OCT1943@ AOL. COM>
PARKERSBURG, WV USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 20:10:16 (EST)

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)

I'm in the Air Force, stationed at RAF Lakenheath in England. I'm searching for info. on/for my step-father Virgil W. Wilson, who was 196th, 82d Artillery. Does anyone out there remember him? Thanks
shane wacaster <shane.wacaster@lakenheath.af.mil>
APO, AE UK - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 10:33:24 (EDT)

I was in the 196th Lt. inf. brigade 3rd bn 82nd arty A btry sept.1965 to july 1967. i was a truck driver in the ammo section , then after we got to vietnam they put me to sp/4 and i went on a 105 howitzer.After i got home from nam, i spun yarn in a factory for seven year, then it went under. i have been driving 18 wheelers all over the country ever since.i really enjoy reading the comments in the yearbook,thanks a bunch
steven l. miller <oct 1943@aol.com>
parkersburg, wv. USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 20:58:45 (EDT)

I WAS WITH C BATRY 3RD 82ND ARTY CAME FROM 2ND ARMOR DIV FT HOOD TX WITH WARD,ADKINS,ADKINS,BREVARD,BROWN,COMPTON,JEW, BATCHELOR, CUNNINGHAM,FERRELL,KAUPPINEN. LEFT ON ADVANCE PARTY FROM FT DEVENS TO TAY NINH ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE BOAT ARRIVED. WAS IN FDC WITH SEGRUE, MCBRIDE,LT GIBSON
MIKE COLLINS <mjcollins161@yahoo.com>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 18:57:59 (EDT)

I would like for someone that was in Abtry 3/82nd from sept. i966 till july 1967 to contact me. i would like to hear from you.
steven L. miller <oct 1943@aol.com>
parkersburg, wv USA. - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 18:25:13 (EDT)

served with B-3/82 arty 8-67 to8-68.Spent a lot opf time at LZ Center.I do not remember very much about the last move we made,I believe it was called LZ Oconner. If any one remembers and can help I would like to hear from you.thanks
Danny L Jordan <jord9090@bellsouth.net>
Mims, Fl USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 19:14:26 (EDT)

I served with C & HQ Batteries 3/82nd Arty from Oct.1965 to April 1967 when I was transfered to the HQ Battery 1/84th Arty.,9th Inf.Div.at Bear Cat. I was stationed atFt. Reilly, Kansas after Viet Nam, where I Served with 67th Signal Bn. I keep in touch with Jeff Dillon who was in fdc., and Joe Dussault who was a Bn. medic with the 82nd Arty. I have been a Veterans Service Officer for the State of Massachusetts for the past 14 years. I have attended several of the reunions but missed Gettysberg last year. Looking for anyone who was with C or HQ 3/82 65-67.and/or was transfered to the 84th Arty with the infussion program. I am headed for Hawaii in September and I am looking forward to visiting the new 196th HQ. For those who took basic at Ft. Devens, it is gone. It has been turned into a commercial business zone. Very little remains of the post as we new it. What a shame. Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me when we were young.
Paul Flynn <vetagent@stoughton.org>
Stoughton, MA USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 11:11:26 (EDT)

Served with B Battery 3/82 Artillery, April 67-68. In some ways it seems like yesterday, in many other ways it was a almost a lifetime ago......
Michael Smith <airsmith@aol.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:02:59 (EDT)

I was in A Battery 3/82 Artillery from 66 to 67 Would like to hear from anyone from my unit and time frame.Awesome web site. Welcome home Bros. VietnamVet196thInf_Div
Roger Wing <VietnamVet196ThInf_Div@webtv.net>
Schoharie, NY USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:16:06 (EST)

Served with the 196th from jan.67 thru nov67 batt.b 3/82 arty. are gun unit was called automatic one. guys in my unit,were- danzey from fla. woodward,minn. o grady,kc.mo. ramberg,ill. d.burk,ind. smith,tenn. and seyler,nj. guys if you see this, would like to hear from you all, its been a long time.
garnett gray <knightsbridge2229@yahoo.com>
grand forks, n.d. USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 13:07:05 (EST)

I'm going to follow the suggestion in the December 2001 newsletter, and include more info about me. I was in HHS Battery, 82nd Arty from 10/65 to 8/67. I was a Spec 4-was a clerk in Bn HQ and a clerk for CW4 Bill Martin in BN Supply. Was also an RTO when we first learned how to hook up the Chinooks. A lot of chopper pilots knew me as Masher 4 X Ray,or even Zulu. Worked for Captain Jackson when he was S-4, and before he went to A Btry, also Lt. Kelligrew, Capt. D'Aileo.
Mike D. Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler@hotmail.com>
Madison, WI USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 19:42:34 (EST)

As the assistent chief computor of 3/82 arty, I was witness to many things. I started out in Chu Lai in a very secure TOC ,watching Brig. Linnel screw things up. We moved north and then things really got tough. Iwas sent to LZ center, with B battery. They had just relieved the entire officer group of their jobs. Myself and a Lt Henry assumed the fdc. We were inm direct support of 3/21, but the fight in front of us was the whole bridge. LZRoss and LZ Leslie went down then.I went to west for a while, and then formed D btry on LZColt. From there, I went back to bn., and on to
william Russell <threatbros.@aol.com>
norman, ok USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 17:44:16 (EST)

I am now a memeber of the 196 LIB Association and proud of my Charger and Gimlet service. I deployed for my second tour with the 3rd BDE 82nd ABN February 1968 and a few weeks later found myself, along with others, infused into the 196 LIB. Served proudly with A 3/21 and B 321 until June 1969. Don't for get to join Classmates.com; it is one of the greatest Internet tools to locate former military buds.
Ronald Mitchell <InfAbn82@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 10:28:19 (EST)

I was with 3/82 Arty. I have been to several reunions, but I missed Gettysburg. Sounds like I missed a great one. Thanks to all of the Associaton officers for their hard work. This site is fabulous. All of this takes time and hard work. I am from Madison Wisconsin, and I pushing to have the next reunion in Madison. You may contact me for information. I go by Michael D. because we have a son here in Madison named Mike B. Someone (Jeff Dillon remembered) may remember me as "Wingnut." It was a nickname given to me by Bob Annen, who passed over to the other side quite a few years ago in Chicago. There are still a lot of 3/82 guys I haven't seen at the reunions. I have a little info about the 196th at my website, www.interviewresearch.com. See Table of Contents, then look for "Letters Home."
Michael D. Wittenwyler <mdwittenwyler@hotmail.com>
Madison, WI USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 08:21:09 (EST)

Looking for anyone who served with me in Viet Nam Feb 68- Feb 69,B-Btry,3/82 FA,LZ Center. FDC or Gun# 3.
Larry Headley <Namvet382@aol.com>
White Marsh , Md USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 19:34:57 (EST)

 


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