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?


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 worse horror

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


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


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

( 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.


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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