Sua Sponte 2001 Guest Book
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Name: Mickey "Pussy Willow" Cox
Been out of contact for awhile. Would like to locate Larry "Sparrow" Mosely. I may be reached at:
210 Ornduff St.
Napa, CA 94559
Name: Gilbert E Manasselian
Site Found By: surfing
I'm trying to locate a RICK LETT ...Rick came to our company C/4/31 (196th) Americal Division...in about March 68 and in Fall of 1968 he went to LRRPs...I have no idea how he pulled that....If my recollection is correct he was formerly working for the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena,Ca
The guy owes me 20 bux.
Name: Bob Simpson
Site Found By: daily visit
I want to personally thank Steve Crabtree for his attending the service of Tony ("Boxcar") Percoskie - it speaks well of Steve and for our association. Now, the following information is not intended to scare folks, but...rather, provide some up-front facts regarding lung cancer - and that a CT Scan is the key to early detection. Please, do not feel safe with just an X-ray if you are experiencing shortness breath, or other of symptoms shown at:
Facts in a nutshell:
More Americans die each year from lung cancer than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.
Approximately 169,500 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2001, accounting for 13% of all new cancer cases.
An estimated 157,400 Americans will die in 2001 from lung cancer, accounting for 28% of all cancer deaths.
Annually, lung cancer kills more men than prostate cancer and more women than breast cancer.
While overall cancer incidence rates are declining, lung cancer incidence rates among women continue to rise.
Between 1960 and 1990, deaths from lung cancer among women increased by more than 400%.
An estimated 67,300 women in the U.S. will die this year from lung cancer.
An estimated 90,100 men in the U.S. will die this year from lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among African American men and women, and kills more African Americans than any other cancer.
The five-year survival rate for those whose lung cancer is found when it is localized (before it has spread to other organs) is nearly 50%.
Only 15% of lung cancer cases are found at the localized early stage.
Research indicates that when lung cancer is diagnosed/detected in an early stage and surgery is possible, the five-year survival rates can reach 85%.
Survival rates decline dramatically after the cancer has spread to other organs:
20% at regional stage
2.2% at distant stage
The majority of the people diagnosed with lung cancer are 55-65 years old.
Take care all and I echo Steve - go for that annual physical, don't put it off.
Name: Liz O'Dell
Date: December 2, 2001
Site Found by: My husband was a member of the Association
I would like to thank you all for being so helpful to me through this trying time. I was very honored to have met Tom Nash, Glen Sidwell and Vic Valeriano at Gerry's Interment and I know that Gerry would have been proud to know that the Rangers were there!
You guys really are wonderful and everything that Gerry ever said of you all is very true! I have just uploaded his Memorial Site to the internet and would like to invite you all to visit sometime, here is the URL: http://www.emescreations.com/gerry/
There is a map on the site showing where his grave is located in Arlington, along with pics of the Interment.
I am also looking for any pictures of Gerry, either in-country or possibly at the 2000 reunion that anyone has and would like to share with me. Also, I am trying to figure out what his "code" name was in Nam, as he couldn't remember either. Actually, I would like to have any information about LZ Baldy from some of his team members, if I could.
On my Memorial Site, there is a letter written by Ray Straub to Capt. McWilliams about Gerry and I am missing a few names on that letter. The letter is old and hard to read. If anyone has any idea who the names on that letter would be, I would greatly appreciate any feedback.
Thank you all for being there for Gerry and for me and thank you for being so kind and helpful. I will always hold you ALL with the highest degree of regard, HONOR and RESPECT as Gerry would have said!
Sincerely, Liz O'Dell (Sgt. Gerald O'Dell's wife)
Date: 30 Nov 01
I attended Tony Percoskie's funeral this morning. I also visited an old retired Air Force Colonel last night who has less than a month to live (colon cancer). Richie Burns died last month. Dennis Nye and I have both been treated for this very same disease. We're dropping like flies. If each and every one of you don't get your asses (pardon the pun) to a doctor for a colonoscapy every three years, I will personally kick the crap out of each & every one of you who doesn't. I love you guys too much to lose any more of you. DO IT! CRABS OUT
Name: Joe Frank
Site Found By: Americal site
I was with the 63rd IPCT (Combat Trackers) 68-69. I went through the recon training with G75 and assisted in the repelling portion of the training. Hi everyone!
Name: Michael Shane Stewart
Date: 24 NOV 01
I was a member of Eco. 51st Inf (LRS)(ABN)while stationed in Darmstadt, Germany 92-95. I started my service assigned to the 82nd ABN DIV 2ND Brigade in 86. I recalled my 1st Sgt. mentioning Gco. 75th being E Co's predecessor. I decided to do a little researching and here I am!
Name: Harold Don Warner (possum)
Site Found By: The Sua Sponte
Message: Happy Belated Veterns Day. I have a PC now.
Name: Chuck Donahoo
Site Found By: Typed in LRRPRANGER
This is a great web site. I did not know it existed. I was a member of Co H Ranger 75th Inf. Airborne, located in Voch Vin in 1970. I was only in the company for four months before being wounded and shipped back to the states. My last LRRP mission is mentioned in Gary Linderer's book, Phatom Warriors (the first book). Thanks for the site and keep up the good work. God Bless America.
Name: Daren Law
Date: 15 Nov 01
Site Found By: Search engine
Eco 51st Inf 1986-1988 Member of unit at re-activation in Germany in 1986.
Name: Jose l. Rosado
Just to congratulate all my fellow Rangers from Co G on Veterans Day. Sorry that I missed the reunion at Gettysburg. Hope to see you on the next reunion.
Name: Ron Jones, Team Leader, Columbus, OH Vet
Date: November 8, 2001
Site Found By: A Fallen LRRP Wife
I am VN Vet 71-72 160th Sig Group. Was Gerald O'Dell's Therapist while I was in WV. The LRRPS are the greatest. I miss him.
Name: John Starnes "Gunner"
Date: 8 Nov 2001
Site Found By: from 75th RRA
Email: jb_starnes @excite.com
To all you barrel chested, nail spitting, knuckle dragging, snake eatin, card cheatin, steely eyed, sneakin round bushes Recondos-it is good you are all still doing what you do. One of our own has past away. Here is a toast to Sergeant Gerry O'Dell my 2nd Team Sergeant at Baldy. May God-grant this Ranger a spot at the camp fire of peace. We managed a day together at the DC Reunion. Gunner
Name: Clarence Avery
Member E51 and G 75th 1968-69. It's been along time and after everything that has occurred I felt like coming home to people who've known the hurt. God Bless America.
Name: Robert A. Carpenter
Date: 31 Oct 01
Site Found By: Friend
I was a medic with the Combat Center next to G Company 75th Rangers in late 68 and early 69. Due to the fact that G Company didn't have a medic I had the honor to teach the medical classes for G Company for about three months. I just wanted all of you that were true Rangers to know that it was an honor to be associated with you, if for only a short time. I stayed in the Army and retired in July 1991 as a Sergeant Major. Thanks to all of you for your service and welcome home.
Name: SGT Don "Possum" Warner
Date: 10 30 01
Site found by: from Sua Sponte
Email: Don't have one yet
Message: Thank you all for being here for me. God Bless you all.
Name: Nancy Brossart
Site Found By: Friend, Liz O'Dell
Thank you for placing the tribute to Sgt. Gerald R. O'Dell on your opening page. Gerry was a warrior, a hero, and a proud Ranger. I am proud to be a friend to his family (his wife Liz is my dearest friend). His funeral at Arlington National Cemetery is a memory I will take with me throughout the rest of my life. Although his name is not on a memorial wall, it is forever etched on the hearts of those who knew and loved him. I know that when he reached Heaven's gates, God moved him to the front lines because there, as here, Rangers lead the way!
Name: John Manley
Site Found By: Herbert "Hump " Wheeler
A Huge G'day to all you old bastards, this is Johnno from the Fun & Dames Show that toured Chu Lai in 68-69 and I played bass. Just wanted to let you know that I'm alive and well and live a little north of Brisbane in a place called Redcliffe and am a member of the Viet Nam Veterans here. If any of you dudes remember us give me a call and say hello. Have been to the states a couple of times for Americal reunions, mostly a recon platoon and still keep in contact with the guys after all these years. To you and your families, take care and "Yes" I remember and will not forget.
Name: Sgt. Donald McElroy
Date: 26 OCT 2001
Site Found By: Net surfing
My father was a LRRP with the 196th from '68-'70. His Name and rank were SFC Donald McElroy. If there is anyone who remembers him please get in contact with me, thanks. SGT Donald McElroy, U.S. Army Recruiting (Houston, Tx.) I wasn't and am not a pogue, I came from the 1/509th ABN (opfor). LEAD THE WAY.
Name: Cadet L/Cpl Tom Hoppenrath, Jr.
Date: 9 October 2001
Site Found By: Referred by (now) CSM Williams, C. (retired, now O.C. @ Missouri Military Academy)
God bless the rangers!
You have a good reason to be proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. Rangers lead the way!
Name: Robert S. Andrews
Date: Oct 7 2001
Site Found By: member
Message: Still a fine site. God bless Peewee.
Name: REV KELLY MCDUFFIE
Date: 2 October 2001
Site Found By: Americal Division site
God bless you and our country. Former Brigade NBC NCO 9/65-3/67
Name: Ron Hamilton
Date: September 25, 2001
Site Found By: Americal search
It's nice to see a LRRP/Ranger website.
I arrived at G/75 in the summer of '69.
I think as I was coming in, a fellow LRRP, George Beach, was on his way back to the world. We met briefly if I recall right and then I got to suffer additional training on the Chu Lai beach.
Those guys tried to kill me with that rigorous torture. I know some of you went through it too.
Day 1: One mile run with full gear, ammo, water.
Day 2: Two mile run etc....
Day 3: Three miles etc... On and on until day 7 we got surprised with an 8 mile run!
It was good training but we were happy when it was over!
I only mention this so it may recall some fond memories from some of you.
I sure loved that pink, squeaky sand on the beach that stuck to you like gritty glue.
I often think about my Kit Carson scouts, Dak and Lai, wondering where they are. Dak was a funny kid and Lai took an AK hit to the stomach but survived it. They were good. I also wonder about a Ranger buddy, Dennis Clevenger from Columbus, Ohio. I never got to work with Dennis but saw him a few times between missions. We were in the same Ranger class at Ft. Benning. And I think about getting hit on hill 1362. That hurt. It caused me to transfer down the road to the 123rd Aviation (Warlords) right near the Blue Ghost Unit. I helped to form an air assault for QK team there and we always had plenty to do, working the Horseshoe, the mountains, and sometimes Duc Pho areas. My handle was "Animal-3".
On Feb.17,1970 one of our Huey's took a hit. 11 Warlords lost their lives to an enemy gunner. (Quang Ngai Province).
My pilot friend, James Bateman, WO, and SFC Jim "Flash" Gordon was part of that team, just in case any of you knew them. ("Flash" was not really a Warlord, but was assigned to our unit and was going home in a few days but for some reason he talked the higher ups into letting him fly with the team. I don't know why. I was away at the time. Just a month or so before he had begged me to take him on a mission so he could go home with a CIB. I reluctantly agreed, under pressure from battalion, and took him to the Horseshoe where I knew or hoped we could engage and get out quickly. Our usual flight included 2 Cobras, 2 loaches, and 2 slicks. "Flash" EARNED his CIB that day. His first actual contact with a VC.
I often think about how great some of our Helicopter pilots were. They were either super brave or on drugs sometimes I think. Many times they also were firing 38's or car 15's on a hot LZ. None of our LOH's or slicks ever had doors on them so those cowboys had a blast when the situation allowed. Otherwise, they were dead serious and professional.
...And it all leads me to this conclusion.
I sometimes thought of Vietnam as a fantasy, a dream, and sometimes just a figment of my imagination....things I wanted to forget.... Then, I ventured up to Washington, DC to see what "THE WALL" really was.
When I got there I didn't really feel too much until I came up to panel 13W. Then it all hit home. It all came to life. There, engraved in granite, were the names of my friends. It was real. It's the first time I can recall this hard old Ranger crying.
If any of you remember me, drop me a line.
Name: Bill & Bree Anderson
Date: Sept. 23. 2001
Site Found By: MY HUSBAND'S COMRADE
WE, AS A NATION MUST STICK LIKE GLUE TO EACH OTHER, NOT ONLY IN THE VIET-NAM WAR, BUT THIS "NEW WAR".......
I GO BACK TO "PEARL HARBOR", AS A CHILD WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO OUR BELOVED COUNTRY...... WE ARE A STRONG COUNTRY, AND MUST "USE THE GLUE"~~~~~~YOUR "FAITH" WILL PULL ALL OF US TOGETHER~~~~~LET US NOT LOOSE IT!!
"GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESSES US"
"Fear not; For I am With Thee"~~~~~
AFTER DINNER EACH EVENING, TWIG AND I HAVE A "QUIET TIME" AND READ OUR BIBLE.....WON'T ALL OF YOU JOIN US IN SOLEMN PRAYER ???
LOVING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,
TWIG & BREE ANDERSON
I'm looking for a way to convey to the Army Rangers my gratitude in advance because I know, in light of the recent horrors, you will be on the front lines and in the darkest corners of the mobilization to restore our security and the future of Freedom in this world. Throughout history you have been our Supreme Soldiers. And now, you are being called into service on behalf of this great nation once again. Please feel we the American Citizens are with you and know that what you accomplish as soldiers will be carried on for eternity in the history of our world.
I have studied the Rangers over time because it makes me feel safer as an American to know you are out there, on land and in the air. I want you to know I will hold you and your families in my thoughts daily and will remind those around me to do the same. I grieve for the risks and losses of war and am sending you my prayers and deepest hopes that few among you will have to make the supreme sacrifice in these battles.
In spirit I, as will millions of Americans, carry on our shoulders with you the memory of the thousands of our fellow citizens and their families who are the first casualties of this war....in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Let that add to your strength in battle! When I close my eyes and pray that the Spirit be with you, with all my heart I hope you will feel the warmth of our Nation's gratitude no matter how cold the darkness you must pass through on your missions.
Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.
Name: Prince K. Wills
Site Found By: surfing
Just want to get back in the fold. Co. E . 5th/60th Recon Co. E. Ranger 75th Inf. 1969
Name: Angelina Glomb
Date: 18 September 2001
Site Found By: I was looking for the meaning of "sua sponte" askjeeves.com
I am so encouraged and comforted reading the words on your website. One hears so many negative things about the Vietnam War. I am so proud of our men in uniform. I was a small child for WWII and remember vividly how proud my daddy was to invite men in uniform to our home for dinner. He would pick them up (in those days it was common to pick up soldiers hitchhiking) and bring them home. Everyone was so patriotic in my memory of that time.
Thank you for your web
God Bless all of you.
Name: Robert & Nancy Benham 3rd Armored
Site Found By: Nancy is the sister of your CSM Charles P. Williams
Nancy and I are proud of the LRRP Ranger's and proud of Chuck, I'm ready to pack up and head out after last Tuesday and know you guy's are too! RNB
Name: TALBOTT RICHARD
Site Found By: LOOKING UP RANGER UNITS ON THE WEBSITE
I WAS WITH THE 52ND SIGNAL BATT. IN 71 AND WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 75 RANGER D/17 AT CHI-LANG. JUST LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS THAT MAY NO ME.
Name: STEVE MISCOI
Site Found By: DOING RESEACH
I AM A VIETNAM VET 69-70 II CORP. I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ABOUT A COBRA PILOT WHO WAS SHOT DOWN WITH HIS BACK SEATER, TRYING TO EXTRACT SOME LRRP'S FROM A MISSON ON 4/20/70 NEAR AN HOA IN I CORP. HIS NAME WAS LARRON D. MURPHY AND HIS BACKSEATERS NAME WAS EADS. HE WAS WITH 123RD AVN BAT. ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT, THERE WAS ALSO A LRRP KILLED THAT DAY, WHO WAS AMERICAL I WILL GET HIS NAME LATER , BUT I THINK IT WAS RELATED. THANKS FOR ANY HELP.
Name: Duong The Quan
Duong THE QUAN veteran(ARVN)
Birth of date:03.07.1931 Village Vinh Tri Province, Go Cong
Rank:1st Sergeant Interpreter, Military VietNam of America
Number: 51/134.321 ARVN in 1986 military rank 1st Division United Marines Corps San Francisco California
F.P.O 996602 with major CA.FolSom.Now
I have got his
address Major:C.A.FOlSOM.USMC (RET)
I want to search email address of Major:C.A.FOlSOM.USMC (RET)
Name: Corky Corcoran
Site Found By: through Airborne/173rd links
Served with the "Herd" July 67-July 68. Just surfin', thought I would check out your site. Looking for Lee Kenner. He served with the 173rd also, prior to me, and also with one of the Ranger dets. after that. Not sure which one. Nice site.
Name: Stanislav Blecha
Site Found By: At www.google.com
Hello, we are re-enactors from Czech Republic. We re-enacting Americal LRRP, Team Camel. Do you know anybody who served at this team? Thank you .....
Name: Billy T. Masters
Site Found By: webmaster
I have a member of my family that was a lrrp/ranger during the Vietnam war and he tells about his time there in 1966-68.
Name: John Starnes
Date: 9 July 2001
Site Found By: by recon
Just came in to this RP to give a sit rep. I'm glad that everybody is in good shape. Won't be at the reunion in PA-got lose ends to worry about, Maybe next time. I wrote the US President 8 days ago for all of you that are deserving of the Ranger Tab, Maybe good fortune will be granted for the LRRP-LRP-Ranger-LRS Companies/Detachments and it's former soldiers. Will see? The classification of LRRP from US Army TDA, the Ranger Handbook and School states LRRP-LRP-LRS are "Special Missions" Ranger-Type Army Units.
Gunner 06-68 to 11-68 Company E (SEP)(LRP),(ABN), 51st Infantry.
Site Found By: Searching for past friends in Nam
Served in Co K 75 ABN RNG (LRRP) from Dec '68 until '70 when I was hit and extracted.
Name: Ted F. Simmerman
Site Found By: Looking for other Americal Lrrps.
I was Americal LRRP, SF trained at Na Trang (Recondo# 830). I was with the Ameical LRRPs from 9/67 to 4/68. Any others out there trained SF and served with Americal LRRP. Many patrols in Tra Bong Mountains, Duc Pho, Quang Tri area. I was one of the first to belong to the LRRP camp on the Beach at Chu Lai. Capt. Gary Bjork was my CO. I was wounded at Tet and then again during an insert near Quang Tri. That sent me Home. Always remember Torres, Hernandez, Sanders, Smitty, lt Anderson....They will always live on!!
Name: William (Billy) Hughes
Date: 4 July 2001
Site Found By: on the web site
I was in Vietnam 68-69 with the 196 E/51. I would like more on the organization. I do belong to the 75th Rangers Association.
Thanks and Mahlo
Name: Clifford L. Price
Site Found By: By Accident
Looking for pictures of friends. E-51 1967/68, G Co(Rangers) 1969/70. My code name is Rosey. I think of the past often and remember your faces. Help me fill my photo album. Willing to send you copies of my pictures.
Name: Eric L. Edwards
Date: 24 June 2001
Site Found By: Referred by Bruce E. Davey, 75th Rangers, Americal
24 June 2001
Sunday 2012 Hrs
I am a Viet Nam Veteran, 1st Cavalry Division (AirMobile), Northern I Corps 1968. Just checking out your website after being referred by one of your own, Bruce E. Davey of Kasota, MN. Congrats on nice website, and, Welcome Home.
Eric L. Edwards
Treasurer, 1st Cavalry Division Assn,
Air Assault - Sky Troopers Chapter, Phoenix, AZ.
Name: Brian M. Alvey
Date: 21 JUN 01
Site Found By: SURFING
Nice site! I'm a member of team 2 of the 151st Infantry Det. (LRS)
Brian M. Alvey
From: "Mark Christianson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:51:40 -0700
Subject: Please read and distribute.
For immediate release.
We are on the brink of a bad day for those of us who have been fighting the issuance of the black beret but that day is here none the less. We are not only keeping up the fight, we are stepping it up as well since new press is bound to notice this one on the Army's birthday.
In honor of that birthday I have built a gift for the Army, this gift is not for the Army directly but they should hear about it if you guys help out.
I have completed and deployed a tool on Paratrooper.net that allows you to enter in your information and the body of your letter urging support of HR 1770 to the members of the House Armed Service Committee. Ok, so now you're saying "big deal". This application allows you to send INDIVIDUAL emails to each of the members of the HASC personalized! No jammed To or CC or even BCC field that lets them know you mass mailed! You can even group your mass mail to the supporters, the opposition, the undecided or just EVERYONE on the HASC.
I have taken the data and also created a quick page with the contact information on it, as well as a current HASC count of supporters/opposition so you can choose to email one particular office if you wish.
Well, enough talk... try it out for yourself, I expect this to be used professionally to help us in our fight. This will only work if you guys get together and write that note but at least you only have to write it once! I monitor all outgoing emails from it so lets all be adult and get this job done and 1770 passed.
HASC Mass mailer: http://www.paratrooper.net/aotw/hascmailer.asp
HASC Support/Contact List: http://www.paratrooper.net/aotw/hasc_list.asp
Full Text of H.R. 1770: http://www.paratrooper.net/aotw/hr1770.asp
Latest discussion on the beret battle:
"It is better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep."
Paratrooper.net, The Digital Dropzone
Name: William E. Dixon
Eco 51st INF (LRS)(ABN)
Name: Kenneth L Caswell
Date: 1 June 2001
Site Found By: surfing
Nice to see some familiar names I haven't seen in a long, long time. I'll check the site more frequently in the future.
Name: Bob Fowler
Site Found By: link from our web site
Just a fellow lrrp/ranger from H Co. 1970 checking in.
Name: JAMES L (JACK) PREVATT
Date: 26 MAY 01
Site Found By: FROM THE SUA SPONTE NEWS LETTER
MY NAME IS JACK PREVATT...HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE LRRP RANGER ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS. I WAS ON TEAM MONTANA. I REMEMBER GEORGE BEACH- BILL DICKY-AL HAMMER-LD HODGE- LYMPKE-SANDBAG-GO-GO GOMEZ-JOHNSON(FLORIDA) AND SO MANY OTHERS LIKE BROWNIE CPT MATTAXOS..1SG NORD. JUST WANTED TO TELL ALL THE GUYS I AM RETIRED AND WORKING IN BOSNIA WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU. GOD BLESS AND I'LL KEEP AN EAR OUT....JACK
Name: Barlar (Mickey) Boothe SFC
Site Found By: Reunion pages of this months American Legion Magazine
I didn't know an association existed, I was in G-75 from Aug 69 to Aug 70. I have a lot pictures that have stuck with me for all these years. Recognized some of the pictures on the site. Hard to remember names anymore. Remember George Beach and that snake they killed, it was on the wall of the club below the orderly room when I left. I'd like to register and am looking for the site to do that.
Date: May 16, 2001
Site Found By:
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The campaign, "Calling America's Heroes," urges Americans to reach out and thank friends, family members of fallen heroes, and veterans for their sacrifice, and to remember those who are now gone. As part of the campaign, 7-Eleven and AT&T will distribute half a million FREE prepaid 15-minute long distance phone cards at nearly 5,200 7-Eleven stores, worth a retail value of more than $2.5 million. From 7-11 am on Monday May 28, participating 7-Eleven stores will distribute the phone cards to the first 100 veterans, active military personnel and/or immediate family members of someone in the service.
Stores will also distribute free educational Memorial Day literature and will take part in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm on Memorial Day. The Moment is a personal, voluntary one minute pause to remember our fallen heroes. We hope you will participate! Please stop by your local 7-Eleven to pick up your card and call one of America's heroes.
Name: Frank De Witt
Date: May 12, 2001
Site Found By: Search Engine
Former 75th Inf. Ranger Vietnam May 1969 to May 1970. Looking at your web site.
Name: Joe Riordon
Date: May 8 2001
Site Found By: hit lrrp/search
Would like to have your e mail for como. I was with E 2/1 196
Sniper Recon. Great troops,while I was'nt a lrrp I wore the tab
and fought with the best! ...you had to be there..no one else
will ever know. Glad you made it back. Rangers lead the way! "no
slack due" class 1-70
Name: Joe Frank
Date: April 26, 2001
Site Found By: Searching military sites
I was with the 63rd IPCT (Trackers), attached to the LRRPs '68-69. Just looking around trying to find anyone I remember.
Name: Adam Teneyuca
Date: 04 26 01
Site Found By: looking for friends
Would like some help in ordering. Memorial Day is coming up. Not sure how from your site. I didn't know a site dedicated to us existed. I feel comfortable knowing you're out there. Thanks. antmanzero3 11837
Name: George Christiansen
Site Found By: news letter
Name: SSG.ORLANDO T. JACKSON
Date: 24 APRIL 2001
Site Found By: CHECKING LINKS SITES FROM OTHER VIETNAM ERA LRRP WEB-SITES
I AM A FORMER MEMBER OF E C0.51ST IN DARMSTADT, GERMANY FROM MAY 1995 TO OCT. 1998.
WHEN I WAS THERE, I NEVER KNEW THAT YOUR ASSOCIATION EXISTED. IT WASN'T UNTIL I JOINED THE 75TH RANGER REGIMENT ASSOC. THAT I SAW THAT YOU GUYS WERE ALIVE AND WELL.
I AM GLAD THAT YOUR ASSOC. AND THE PRESENT DAY E CO. HAVE FINALLY GOT TOGETHER.
I WISH YOU GUYS ALL THE LUCK IN THE FUTURE AND KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE REAL HEROES FOR US INFANTRYMEN, NOT ACTORS OR ATHLETES.
Name: Ray Devens
Date: 21 April 2001
Site Found By: Eco 51st INF (LRS/ABN) Commander
Thank you for providing the association for all the veterans of our past conflict who performed superbly in small unit tactics.
I'm currently assigned to 2nd Bn 196th INF, (out of Hawaii) stationed in Anchorage Alaska as the Active, Senior NCO, Advisor for 3rd BN 297th INF (Scout) and 207th INF (LRS/ABN) Detachment both National Guard units in Alaska, and am proud to wear the 196th INF patch. We are only a small HQ command unit providing technical and tactical assistance/guidance to the Alaska National Guard, Infantry Scouts and the LRS-D soldiers but we understand the lineage behind our unit patch and we wear it with honor.
Thank you again for your patriotism
Name: Randy D. Coleman
Site Found By: searching for any Ranger website
Served with C Co 3/2 1/75th at Ft Stewart, Ga from Feb 75 to Sept 77. Damn few left.
I earned mine, let the others have to earn theirs Rangers Continue to Lead the Way
Name: mike shea
Date: april,20 2001
I was with A/75 8/68 to 3/69 then K/75 in nam 69'. I'm looking for guy's that were in A/75 at Ft Benning in 68/69 then went on to fill the ranks of 75th ranger companys in nam.
Name: Justin Stay
Date: April 20, 2001
Looking for the following graphics: a LRRP Tab with red LRRP, blue background and yellow border around the outside. The Tab for the Americal Div. Patch. It was blue with white LRRP lettering. The 196th and Americal which was E 51 had its own flash. It was Red, Blue and Yellow. The graphics will be used on the Association web site. Thanks for the descriptions, Earl .
Name: Peter Perkins
Date: April 19, 2001
Site Found By: Surfing Military Info.
Was with the LRP Det 3/4 Cav, 25th Div., later changed to F Co. 50th Inf.LRP, during 67-68.Wanted to say that I hope no one ever forgets. I'm sure I will see some of you at the "Wall" over Memorial Day. I'll be the one on a bike.
Name: Richard W Kayser
Site Found By: link thru Americal Dvn site
Where is Co2/CoG at? I was Team Chicago in DaNang, remember "Peaches"? It's a long story... Rich
Name: Jim Goodson
Just wanted to say HI to my fellow team members from Dic Pho 1968-70.
Name: Ortlund III, Wm T.
Site Found By: Browsing
Just wanted to say hello to all my brothers. You are fellow soldiers whom I will always pray for and fight to defend our honor. I needed to say hello since I don't keep in touch with the guys I served with in 66'. Stay well and sleep well if you can.
Name: Larry Hodge
Name: Todd Miller
Site Found By: link from 101st webpage
God Bless all of you who served our great country. You are truly heroes. Hope all is well.
Name: JB Dunham
Site Found By: House's Rangers
I am a 16 year old wanting deeply to become a US Army Ranger.
I am deeply opposed to the beret change, but Then again, there
is nothing that can be done. I am also looking for the English
translation of 'SUA SPONTE'. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and God Bless.
Rangers Lead The Way!
Name: Alan Hammer
Site Found By: surfing
Looking for George Beach. I have been to Thailand many times but always seem to miss him. I have a house in Korat now. If anybody has heard from him let me know.
Name: Jim Goodson
Name: Gray, Stanley L
Date: 26 Mar 2001
Site Found By: Americal search
I served as a pilot with the 176th Assault Helicopter Company
from Mar 70-Mar 71. I worked with the guys of G company 75th Rangers
throughout my tour. Never a more professional group to work with!
Just thought I'd touch base with you.
Minuteman 14 70-71
The Eisenhower Inn for the Gettysburg Gathering has been sold
out! The backup hotel, Quality Inn, may sell out fast. You can
call 1-800-228-5151 to get the matched rate of $89 per night plus
tax at the Quality Inn.
There is a complete listing of hotels and B & B's below for the Gettysburg Gathering. For you web surfers, you can get special hotel rates by using your search engine (a favorite is www.dogpile.com) or by calling 1-877-675-9330 for those special rates.
Earl Toomey has booked a room for 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 27th at the Eisenhower Inn for Hors D'oeuvres, drinks and our Gettysburg Gathering. Our dates are July 27, 28, and 29th, with check out on the morning of the 30th; early arrival on the 26th at the IKE.
We could not get a hospitality suite for every night. The 196th has hospitality suites from Thursday to Saturday. So we can gather in their hospitality suites Thursday and Saturday night. Friday we have our own.
A complete itinerary will be place on the web site (www.paulbunyan.netlusers/ssponte) and in the next publication of Sua Sponte in June.
Remember to bring something for our auction, if you can.
|Hotels in Gettysburg, PA
Best Western Gettysburg Hotel Est 1797
One Lincoln Square - Gettysburg 17325
865 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Hotel Internet Specials
Call Toll Free: 1-877-675-9330
Eisenhower In Conference Center
Holiday Inn - Gettysburg Battlefield
516 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Holiday Inn Express - Gettysburg
869 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
James Gettys Hotel
27 Chambersburg St - Gettysburg 17325
Quality Inn - Gettysburg Motor Lodge 380 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pennsylva nia 17325
Alternative site; 1-800-228-5151
|Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Rd - Gettysburg, PA
452 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
104 Doubleday Avenue Gettysburg, PA
Farnsworth House Bed and Breakfast
401 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
Gaslight Inn Bed & Breakfast
33 East Middle Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
HerrTavern and Publick House
900 Chambersburg Road Gettysburg, PA
Hickory Bridge Farm
Historic Cashtown Inn
231 Hanover Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
Old Barn Bed and Breakfast
|Pond View Farm Inn Bed & Breakfast 530 Carr Hill Road Gettysburg,
Ragged Edge Inn
The Doubleday Inn
104 Doubleday Ave - Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Lightner Farmhouse
2350 Baltimore Pike - Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Tannery Bed and Breakfast
449 Baltimore St - Gettysburg, PA 17325
Tiber House Bed and Breakfast
58 West Water St - Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Little House
20 N. Washington Street Gettysburg, PA
Name: Bill Carpenter
Date: March 23, 2001
Site Found By: Link from 1st Cav's LRRP webpage
I served with the 1st Cav's LRRP unit in 1967. This was before the LRRP's became rangers. I am looking for any Kit Carson Scouts who may have served with my unit anytime during the war. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Name: Bob Simpson
Date: March 22, 2001
Site Found By: A member of this proud and historic association
To all members of of our association, the Americal Division, 196th LIB (associations) and E/51 (LRS) in Germany:
Folks, Earl Toomey has put forth considerable effort into our getting together at the 196th LIB's Reunion to be held in Gettysburg, VA this July 26 thru July 29th - let's support his commendable effort, our fellow LRRPs/Rangers and our association by being there. Remember, the 196th LIB was our start point as a LRRP/Ranger unit. Without their support and the belief in our capability as a LRRPs/Ranger unit (as a vital intelligence gathering source for those above mentioned units) we (and the Bde./Div.) would have been sunk in the water. So, in that vain; how 'bout this: running a roll call, as we did for our past for the DC (2000) reunion. Let's all stand up be be counted - check in with a yea/nay; with a: "I'll be there, or..."!
In closing I want to personally thank Steve ("Tower") Johnson and Justin Stay for all their time, effort; their improvement(s) and the additions that they have collectively made to our website - thanks guys - you're both to be commended and admired in my book! Thanks for lending your expertise.
See ya there in Gettysburg!
Name: Charles (Skip) Klingman
Date: March 20, 2001
Please place the letter WITH this information on the Sua Sponte website, and thank you very much for verifying it first!
First, my apologies for the misinformation. The hoax e-mail which you received did not originate with me, and in no way involves my university. After receiving it myself in early Spring of last year, I sent it to one of my friends. The e-mail software was set to auto-signature, and it appended my signature block. My intent was not to have the e-mail forwarded as is stated in that document, but I didn't make that clear to my friend. He then forwarded the letter to an extensive address book without removing my name. I'm sure the fact of the name and contact information make the letter look completely valid to most people, and now the letter (with my name) is in wide circulation. Although I was in the military during the Vietnam years, I did not serve in combat, nor was I in Southeast Asia during the conflict. Many friends and acquaintances of mine did serve, and a couple didn't return. I would in no way want to diminish their contribution by making false claims.
Much of the information in the e-mail has been difficult for me to personally authenticate, but writer David Emery has apparently researched this hoax quite thoroughly. Dates are incorrect in a couple of instances. One thing is true; Jane Fonda did visit Hanoi and the POW camp in 1972, and she made accusatory statements against the U.S. government and military personell that caused servicemen and their families a great deal of anguish. The stories about the slips of paper, the subsequent torture and beatings are not true, and since I have communicated personally with Col. (Ret.) Larry Carrigan, I have discovered that he never even saw Jane Fonda during her visit. The content of the letter is debunked in the website below. This was sent to me by a respondent who read the Fonda e-mail with my signature. I only wish I'd seen this before I sent the letter to my friend. It was my willingness to believe the worst of Jane Fonda that caused me to send it to him. http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library/weekly/aa110399.htm
-- then search "Fonda" as a keyword for the link to the e-mail. This account is by David Emery. Jane Fonda, along with 99 other "Most Important Women of the Century" was honored by Barbara Walters in April 1999, and subsequently by Ladies Home Journal magazine. (See following website)
In the brief biographies of the women, their contributions were summarized. Fonda's anti-war activism is mentioned, but her film career and her success as a workout "guru" in her several videos were the major credits in Ms. Fonda's bio. Again, I'm sorry for the inadvertent "spamming" I've caused. I'd appreciate your sending back this information to the person from whom you received it, and I thank you in advance.
Charles Klingman E-MAIL: email@example.com
Addendum: 8Sept2000 - http://danford.net/vietnam.htm
Addendum: 19Sept2000 http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHome.html
Addendum 27Feb2001 http://www.hanoijane.net
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM CPT (USN Ret.) MIKE MCGRATH, PRESIDENT OF NAM/POWs:
11/9/99 Please excuse the generic response, but I have been swamped
with so many e-mails on the subject of the Jane Fonda article
(Carrigan, Driscoll, strips of paper, torture and deaths of POWs,
etc.) that I have to resort to this pre-scripted rebuttal. The
truth is that none of this ever happened. This is a hoax story
placed on the internet by unknown Fonda haters. No one knows who
initiated the story. Please assist by not propagating the story.
Fonda did enough bad things to assure her a correct place in the
garbage dumps of history. We don't want to be party to false stories
which could be used as an excuse that her real actions didn't
really happen either. I have spoken with all the parties named:
Carrigan, Driscoll, et al. They all state that this particular
story is a hoax and wish to disassociate their names from the
false story. They never made the statements attributed to them.
Systematic torture of POWs by the North Vietnamese did slow down
in late 1969, after Ho Chi Minh died. Some camps were devoid of
torture after 1969, but several individuals continued to be brutally
tortured for information and propaganda. Fonda's visit was in
late 1972. Treatment was starting to improve at the time of her
visit, but at least one POW was hung by his broken arm to force
him to go before Ms. Fonda (name withheld by request). Even the
last POW shot down and captured, 1/27/73 was brought to Hanoi
and brutally tortured only two weeks before the first release
of prisoners. You are welcome to forward this rebuttal to the
Carrigan story as you like. No acknowledgment of this note is
required. Thank you. Mike McGrath, President of NAM-POWs,
Subject: Hoax Bulletin #8a - Jane Fonda, Klingerman Found., NPR/PBS Funding
X-Priority: 1 (Highest)
If you wish, you may forward this Hoax Bulletin #8 in its entirety, because it contains official descriptions of the hoax through links to bona fide sources.
DO NOT FORWARD THESE HOAXES - D-E-L-E-T-E THEM!
1. JANE FONDA E-MAIL
It doesn't matter what we think of Jane Fonda. What is important is that the information we disseminate on the Internet is accurate. An e-mail is circulating wchic "blends fact and fiction." I urge you to correct the erroneous information. The correction is provided by Prof. Charles Klingman, whose name appears at the bottom of the hoax you might receive, and he is NOT the originator of the story. Please refer your senders to this page: http://www.sdsltd.com/fonda_hoax.htm
2. KLINGERMAN VIRUS SENT VIA SNAIL MAIL
E-mail claim: "Someone is sending sponges carrying a deadly 'Klingerman virus' to victims via U.S. Mail." The E-MAIL I received (warning me of this Klingerman Foundation Virus arriving via U.S. mail) bears the signature block of the Yale New Haven Hospital and a telephone number. Besides looking suspiciously like a hoax, anyone bothering to call the number will be immediately straightened out as to the validity of the information! It is, indeed, a hoax....
Check one of these three sites to get the flavor of the story:
DON'T FALL FOR HOAXES - CHECK OUT AN E-MAIL'S VALIDITY BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "FORWARD" ICON. HERE ARE SOME SITES:
HOAX AND URBAN LEGENDS PAGES
1. URBAN LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE
2. KOROVA MULTIMEDIA
3. AFU AND URBAN LEGENDS ARCHIVE
SOME VIRUS ENCYCLOPEDIA PAGES
1. NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CENTER (NIPC)
2. MAIN NORTON/SYMANTEC VIRUS ENCYCLOPEDIA PAGE:
3. MAIN McAFEE/NETWORK ASSOCIATES VIRUS ENCYCLOPEDIA PAGE:
4. F-SECURE CORPORATION (Formerly DATA FELLOWS) VIRUS ENCYCLOPEDIA
NOTICE TO ADDRESSEES
If, after reading this bulletin, you wish to inform people on your address
book, you may forward this message in its entirety without altering it.
Sherman Dynamics & Security Ltd.
Check out http://www.sdsltd.com/hoaxes2.htm for general information on
viruses, trojan horses, worms, etc., and virus hoaxes. For more
information on hoaxes, check out http://www.sdsltd.com/net_hoaxes.htm.
Name: Bryden ( Bud ) Henderson
Date: March 19, 2001
Hello from former Co.C. 1st/75th. 1975-1977
Name: Mark Herlick
Date: 18 March 01
Name: Thomas C. Robison and Sons
Date: March 17, 2001
Name: Don C. Hall
Last week, we were notified, that out of the 11,000 film entries to the 22nd Telly Award our film documentary "SILENT VICTORY" won the Bronze. This is the story of the men and deeds of F/51 LRP (Abn.) Infantry in Vietnam.
Don and I are pleased to announce that the new edition of I SERVED is now available for order.
"I SERVED is Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, and All Quiet On The Western Front, all rolled into one. An extraordinary literary achievement."
--Jim Morris, author of War Story
"I SERVED is a first-person account of the lonely childhood and manhood rites of passage of a Catholic orphanage school boy and plankholder in Company F, 51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry. From separation from most of his siblings, to life in an orphanage in Virginia, to the dank jungles of Viet Nam, and finally to homecoming and marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Don Hall tells his story. I SERVED takes us on a journey we cannot stop once the first page is turned."
--CSM Jeff Mellinger
Learn more about I SERVED on www.I-Served.com
Title: I Served
Author: Don C. Hall and Annette R. Hall
Page Count: 390 pages
Size: 6"x9" softbound
Price: $27.00 (U.S.)
WHERE TO ORDER I SERVED:
Toll free: 1-888-232-4444 (U.S. & Canada only)
On March 1, 2001, you will also be able to order I SERVED from:
Barnes & Noble
Other online booksellers
Your local bookstore
I SERVED is not being offered through Amazon.com.
We hope you enjoy reading I SERVED.
Don and Annette Hall
Name: Larry and Sandy Pruden
Date: March 4, 2001
Great website! We had a great trip to Darmstadt Germany February 2001. It was an honor to be invited to the Pruden Competition and Ceremony. Great bunch of guys, and we were treated first class all the way.
Name: Stephen Johnson
Just some info to pass on from Earl. If you have not made your reservations for Gettysburg yet the Hotel is presently SOLD OUT.
The hotel made arrangements with the Quality Inn which is approx. 4 - 4 1/2 miles north of the Eisenhower Inn. The hotel phone number is 717-334-1103. The rates are the same as the Eisenhower and they have about 40 rooms left. So you need to make your calls ASAP to get a room.
Name: Bob Simpson
Does anyone out there have a handle on Gary Bjork's ( CO, E/51st, back in 1967/68) phone number, or the family of ISG Whitcombe? I think Whitcombe was from Florida.
Guest Book initiated on February 28, 2001