Date December 05, 2008 - 04:36 PM

Name Duke Ellington Location Colinial Heights, VA

Message Mike Sanchez- I think the COs name was Captain Ruffin? He left the CO

right after Tam Ky(?) and was XO to some General(?). I think they flew into

a mountain and were both killed or that was what I remember.<br>Capt.

Ruffin was a great CO. We had another CO relived of duty. Seems like we

had another,then the &quot;Count&quot; came in. Big German guy, did a

good job, but Capt. Ruffin was my favorite.<br>A/3/21 196 LIB March


Date December 04, 2008 - 03:39 PM

Name Bill Location KY

Message In Nam, rear duty after being wounded w/Recon 2/1, 196th, and left Nam

Oct 13, Oct 15 sitting in law school class. Not much deprograming. Did

criminal defense work and State Trooper was always on other side of my

cases. He had been Nam as a dog handler, Black Lab I think, and said the

hardest thing he ever had to do was leave his dog in Nam when

DEROSed....I have two house dogs and I now understand. As Will Rogers

said, if they don't have in heaven, hell, I ain't going...


Date December 04, 2008 - 02:14 PM

Name James Bryant Location Niles Michigan

Message Mike: we went through several Co's, the one I remember was Bernard

Wolpers ( The Count). The Battalion Commanders were LT.Col. Parker and

after he got shot down Lt. Col. Bacon. There are seven of us from 1st

platoon that get together each year with our wifes for a week standdown.

We have been going this sence 2005. One of the guys goes to the 196th


Date December 04, 2008 - 11:39 AM

Name Mike Sanchez Location Big Spring Tx.

Message &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;Hey Duke Ellington I am glad to hear from someone that

was their that day. Glad u make it out of their.Do you recall the CO

commander name? I was one of he&quot;s RTO .He Was on my raido when

we got hit by RPG.We were on an APC at the time.We link-up with a


Date December 04, 2008 - 11:24 AM

Name Mike Sanchez Location Big Spring,Tx

Message &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;Hey James Bryant thanks 4 your respond.Do u recall the co

commander at the time you were their? and have u ever gong to any of

the reunions? Welcome Home Bro.


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