196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE
GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR
ATTN: RICH RAITANO; I last saw SP/4 Satterlee at the Naval Hosp,DaNang
working as the 196th Army Laison "NCO" regarding WIAs & KIAs. Knew him
briefly at LZ Baldy, then again when I went thru the Naval Hosp, China
Beach. This was in Oct 68, he completed his tour and departed for the
"WORLD" prior to my being Med. Evac'd to same in Nov. His parent unit
was C. Co, 8th Support Bn. I believe he was from Michigan. Could not get
to you at your PC site so came back this way. "out here" Doc Brassfield
We would like to locate 1Sgt Douglas Bland "C" Med 8th Support 67/68.
The legs would be proud if you made the reunion at Ft. Sam July 2005.
I am trying to get info for my father who served in vietnam during
Sep 1967-Sep 1968. His name is Angel Velez from San Antonio, TX. He was
assigned to B Company, 8th Support, 196th Infantry and was stationed in
and around Cam Rhan Bay and Chu Li. Later, he was reassigned to the Americal
Division as "support" doing duty convoys, patrolling around villages,and
perimeter patrols. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for
your service and time! Nancy Velez
I am writing in regard to my father. He is retired
CWO W-2 Herbert Ayars. My dad was Armanent Section Leader for Company
B, 8th Support Battalion in Vietnam from August 1966 to June 1967. I believe
he was in charge of repair for all artillery, small arms, night vision
and fire control for the 196th Brigade for a period of 6 months during
his tour. If anyone remembers my dad, please let me know. Many thanks.
Just had a change in my email address. Served with Company A, 8th
Support Battalion. Went over in the deployment from Ft. Devens. Served
in country from 66 - 67. Always enjoy hearing from guys from the company.
I am trying to get info for my father who served in vietnam during
Sep 1967-Sep 1968. His name is Angel Velez Jr from San Antonio, TX. He
was assigned to B Company, 8th Support, 196th Infantry and was stationed
in and around Cam Rhan Bay and Chu Li. Later, he was reassigned to the
Americal Division as "support" doing duty convoys, patrolling around villages,and
perimeter patrols. My father hardly talks about his time in Vietnam. I
am finally getting this much info due to his being diagnosed with PTSD
this year by the VA. Any info that can help me better understand what
happened to my father would be greatly appreciated. God Bless and thank
you for your time. Nancy Velez
great site...thanks so much..b co, 8th spt bn, 196th lib.1966-1967.tay
ninh and chu lai.......good to know you are out there
November 23, 2003 I am (Spec.4) Carleton L. Williams, 120 Lakeview
Lane, Fayetteville, Ga 30214,770/461-1880, firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Served at Tay Ninh '66, arrived with advance party. Was Sgt (E5)Co.
A, 8th Spt Bn, Finance Section. Remember brief trips to Saigon with Burke
and Cpt. Jacques to pick up payroll contained in footlockers. Would like
to hear from anyone from those early days.
Have not visited the site for some time. Happy to see the archives
broken down by company. Ran into the first Co. A, 8th Support Bn. charger
since I found the Bde site. I didn't remember him and I am sure he doesn't
remember me but it was great just to see a note from someone who was in
the same base camp. Thanks for the great site and the opportunity to communicate
with fellow chargers.
We are trying to get all "C" Med. 8th Spt Medics that can be there
to make it to Branson. I would like to hear from anybody who remembers
going thru the aid station in Chu Lai (Fall 1967).I always had a cold
soda or beer for the grunts who came in from the battalion aid stations
usually with "Immersion Foot".
I served with Task Force Oregon in Chu Lai prior to the Tet Offensive.
I was a medic with HHC 4/32 at Nuc Mam then Co C, 8th Support Bn. A while
back someone needed confirmation concerning the mortor attack on Chu Lai
by Charlie. I was stationed there when this happened. The fireball was
seen 27 miles away.
am still looking for anyone with B co 8th support who was stationed
in Chu Lai or LZ Baldy from Oct 68 to Sept of 69. Drove for Capt. Krupey
amd then worked in the shop office or down at Hill 29 the last month I
was in the Nam. Any of you clowns out there? BROWNIE
Great Site : THANKS / I was in 8th support and Headquartes Co in the
Aviation group. I would like to hear from anyone in that group in 67/68.
We were next to the 2nd Surgical Hosp. Keep up the good work you guys
(and gals) God Bless
Went to the first reunion in Gettysburg. I was in hopes of finding
someonw from Co A 8th Supt. Btn. I was at Ft. Devens and went over on
the original deployment. Rotated back to the states in July 67 and spent
the remainder of my enlistment at Ft. Bragg, NC. I would like to hear
from anyone from Company A.
I was with hq 2/lst Recon Plt from 12-67 until 4-68 and went to C
co. 8th Spt Bn from 4-68 until 12-68, I was able to get out of the bush
becaue this was my 3d tour, served 2 tours with Special Forces anyone
remember me give me a shout.
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
Was with Co B, 8th Spt BN Jun 67 to July 68 Have a tough time remembering
name but never forget a face. E-mail me if you like. Would like to find
some of my friends from that time.
HELP;I served in the 196th from Sept 65 to July 67. I was platoon
sgt of Bde truck pltn, Co B 8th supt be. Lost book with names & addresses
of my 27 men. I want to get in touch with some of them. In fact, I would
love to hear from any Charger. Watch your health guys-35 years later agent
orange caught up with me.Cancer. A lump under my arm that was cancer.Bruce
Leonard,ssg retired.Email email@example.com.
I WAS WITH THE 196TH FROM FT DEVENS, WITH B CO 8TH SPT BN. OPERATION,
ATTLEBORO,CEDER FALLS, JUNCTION CITY,DISPENSING JP4 FUEL HELICOPTERS,
ALSO WORK THE AIR FIELD BASE CAMP TAY NINH WITH THE 196TH.STAY AT TAY
NINH WHEM THE UNIT SHIP NORTH IN APRIL OF 1967 LOOKING FOR OTHER GUYS
THAT WAS WITH THE 8TH SPT BN.
JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE, I WAS WITH THE 196TH FROM FT
DEVENS AND ON THE NICE CRUISE TO VIETNAM, I WAS IN CO B 8TH SPT BN.HAD
SOME REAL GOOD TIMES,,,GLAD TO SEE A NICE SITE FOR EVERYONE CAN READ ,,KEEP
UP THE GOOD WORK,,AND I AM A MEMBER OF THE UNIT STILL,,
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