Date July 24, 2010 - 12:42 PM

Name Ken Ruesch Location Grayslake, IL

Message Bill,<br>Unfortunately there were 31 casualties from the Chinook crash at

LZ Judy on August 26, 1970. They were mostly from D/2/1 including their

1SG with other units represented. Two crewmembers died as well as

Dwight O'Obrien from C/2/1 who was sitting on the LZ and hit by the rotor

blades. What was the date of the other casualties you referred to?

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Date July 24, 2010 - 08:55 AM

Name Bill Location Bluegrass

Message recon grunt in 70 off Hawk Hill and later got rear job as BN casualty

clerk...every time an medevac came to HH I had to go see if it was one of

ours...never forget 4 were brought in on cots from a bird and they went back

for a 5th and the cot was not weighted down from the pad...when it got to

me it was only a leg from the hip down with a boot on and a dog tag in the

boot..I've often wondered who &amp; what happened.....my worse horror

along with Chinook going down and killing those 28 of the 196th

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Date July 23, 2010 - 07:38 PM

Name Sean Wilson Location Fort Shafter,Hawaii

Message I am the current BDE S3 for the 196th INF BDE trying to assist in a

memorial dedication for CPL David H. Lalich, D Co., 3d BN, 21st INF who

was killed in action on 11 JUN 1968. If anyone has detailed information on

the actions that occurred that day it would be much

appreciated.<br><br>You may email me at

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Date July 23, 2010 - 10:04 AM

Name Curtis Gilliland Location Somerset, Kentucky

Message Neil Powers and I have twice climbed to the top of the mountain where LZ

Center was located and he has two great videos Posted on

(thecharlietigers.com) website. While up there on the second climb I started

a memorial for all who were there which is a small pile of stone so if are

able to climb to the top please add more. Not much but it's a start.

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Date July 22, 2010 - 05:56 PM

Name Steve Bingen Location Sacramento, CA

Message Jack and Myron. I also served in D-3/21 under then Capt. Humphries with

Ray and also in the mortar section. The CO that replaced Capt. Humphries

was Seth Orell. He was still CO when I left the bush in about Nov. 1968.

Orell promoted me to Sgt. E-5. Ray is right, Humphries was an excellent

CO, if you had to serve in combat you would want to do it under a Capt.

Humphries. He had us eating out of his hand. BTW Hello

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