Date April 24, 2009 - 04:54 PM

Name thomas buoneto Location brooklyn new york USA

Message I served with HHC 8th Support Bat. all in 1967. Originally from 9th Infantry

Div., Bearcat from Jan. to around March. I was transferred to 8th Spt. Tay

Ninh, then to Chu Lai a few months later.I remember some of the guys and

would like to hear from them,I have some pictures to share. Hope to hear

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Date April 23, 2009 - 09:34 PM

Name Lloyd Martin Location Austin, TX

Message The rest of the story.. I got my section chiefs on the horn and said, “You see

the Chinook, he has a pallet of beer, you see the huey, that is the Divarty

Commander, now I do not want to see any beer on the pad or anywhere

before the huey lands.” You never saw like a bunch of ants carry off and

hide the beer!! I believe it was Ballantine beer. And I stayed clear of the

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Date April 23, 2009 - 09:31 PM

Name Lloyd Martin Location Austin, TX

Message Beer, as XO of C 3/82, I sent Sgt. back to rear to get supplies and beer. He

came back with nothing and said it was coming. The next day a Chinook

was coming in with resupply and ask to pop smoke. I asked him what he had

and he said he had a sortie of class 6 (I believe) the good stuff you drink.

About that time my FDO called me to pop smoke for the Divarty

Commander! His huey was coming in behind the Chinook. Now we were

only allowed two cases of beer at anyone time per gun section!

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Date April 23, 2009 - 06:56 PM

Name Bob Kotch Location Osprey, Florida

Message So, it was both the wrapper & the trop. bar that were white. I remember

something being white. They were harder than a brick. You could at least

find a way to break a brick, but not a trop. bar! I was with the MP plt.,HHC

from 9-67 / 9-68. I was a river rat on the An Ton River for a while & we

would inspect small cargo ships. When finished, we would trade a case or 2

of C's for a couple cases of beer, usually 33 or Tiger beer. This

supplemented our beer supply. Bill D., I'll call you soon. Bob

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Date April 23, 2009 - 03:29 PM

Name Jim Stone Location Nebr

Message be in the supply room when I rotated home. Probably on some REMF's wall

with a bunch of war stories on how he captured it. Stoney

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