Where are the Vietnam Vets at !

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  1. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    Would be nice to hear from some of you other Vietnam Brothers and where you served and what year or 's and what you did over there except messing with Mommy Son . I served at Long Binh and I was drafted as part of the first troops build up and was put in a prov. troop conmand as part of the Tets build up and lived at the pitermiter but never burned shit. I was in Reactional
    Force and Transportion but served where I was need at the time they needed
    me. I'll like to hear from some your follower Vietnam Vets ifs you would like to.

    Subject:: CO.F TROOP COMMAND/LONG BINH/BEIN HOA/OR GRUNTS FROM THE 25TH INF DIV.THAT JOINED US THEIR.
  2. john spadea

    john spadea New Member

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    HEY RAINVET. YOU ARE A LUCKY MAN FOR NOT BURNING *%$#@#. I DID IT A FEW TIMES. I WAS STATIONED AT LAI KE WITH THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION 2/28 BLACK LIONS. IT HAS BEEN QUIET FOR A WHILE. WE MIGHT HAVE TO SOUND REVERLY.
    HAVE A GOOD DAY.
  3. Terry McGee

    Terry McGee New Member

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    My Senior Trip

    I flew out of San Diego on a TWA and landed in Bien Wa (sp?). I was assigned to the 1st. Cavalry Division in An-Khe. That was in 1967. We worked mostly in the Bong Son coastal area and the Central Highlands. Burning the SH#T...yep, did that! I spent 3 days at the 1st. Cavalry Division basecamp waiting assignment and did a lot of "stirring and burning". My first day in the boonies I was put on point and it was all down hill from there!

    Here is something that happened within 10 minutes of getting to my squad on that first day. Not everything was bad!

    One of the men asked if I would like a cup of coffee. Sure I would. Well, he took a small marble sized chunk of C-4, put it in a can and put a match to it! During my training they told us all about C-4.....so I did the natural thing.....I jumped through the air and landed in a fox hole! That other guy was doubled over laughing and saying " Stupid fuc#@ing cherry"! So I had my first in country lesson and a cup of coffee along with it.

    My time in Vietnam started in January and ended on July 2nd. when I was medivacted out. I spent the next 23 months in the hospital flirting with the nurses!
  4. Terry McGee

    Terry McGee New Member

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    Yo John

    Just thought that I'd let you know that my wife, Kay, was in Lai Ke in 1969. She was a Donut Dolly spending most of her time flying out to play card games with the troops in the field. She also spent with the 1st. Cav. but she claims the Big Red One as hers! That causes some disagreements because I was with the Cav!

    It's nice to see that you and the others made it back.

    BTW: How many people on here knew that a Donut Dolly was taken POW and never returned? There was also one that was murdered by one of our own men. This just shows that even the civilians were at risk over there.
  5. joeblowj0

    joeblowj0 New Member

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    Hey my friend, I went in at Cam ran Bay. I was stationed in Dian, down the road from Long Binh. I was in ration brake down for a while. In 1971, some clown decieded to use a computor to form a forward supply point in a place call Khe Sanh. So say they took the best in their fields. Them clowns took me from Dian and flew me to Khe Sanh so I could nurse a bunch rubber fuel tanks. I think Charlie wanted me out of their, so to put a stop to the fuel being distributed to the choppers, trucks, and tanks. We were mortared everday. He tried to over run us one night. We lose Six soldiers and took down Fourteen of theirs. We also had some good times after the bad. Take care my friend.
  6. johnnya

    johnnya New Member

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    Welcome home to all my brothers & sisters

    April 68 to 69 served with 2/22 Mech. 25th. Inv. Div. up in Dau Tieng.
    Nice place to visit, was much going home on the plane then flying in.
    See a lot of you in Clearfield on April 9th, be there or be square
  7. gbaker

    gbaker New Member

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    Arrived in country 2 Oct 68 til 30 September 69. Served with 11th Armored Calvary out of Xuan Loc. Area of Operations was all of III Corp. Was on a 155 Howitzer self propelled. (M109SP) Any one wondering when we fired for ya, we were usually throwing a 100 lb round your way. Illumination weighed more at 101 lbs. (if my memory serves correctly). We would also treat you to some white phosphorus (willie peter). And Charlie loved us at night especially more towards the end of my tour.

    What they really didn't teach us in basic was the sound of incoming! A buddy saved my arse, by pulling me into our bunker my first night in the field, because I was dumbfounded just by the hollering of incoming. So I was initiated right.
  8. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    Subject: CO.F Prov.TROOP COMMAND/LONG BINH/BEIN HOA/OR GRUNTS FROM THE 25TH INF DIV.THAT JOINED US THEIR. Oct.16,1968/Oct.17,1969 !
    After 7 or 8 months I was moved from the outter permiter where I slept in a 4 men Houch and was moved closer to the center of the base where I was suppose to be a little safer ?????. I was then asigned to ( CO. A Troops Command.) There I sleep in a two stores barracks until I get on that freedom bird heading back to the land of big roung eyes ladys. I sure would like to find some Vets that served with me over there. GOD Bless and protect our Troops.
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    We were neighbours

    Gerald, were you based at Black Horse?. I was with the Australian A Sqn 3Cav. Regiment. Our main base was Nui Dat in the next province south of Xuan Loc called Phouc Tuy. I was there in 70-71 and we had a fire support base on route 2 called FSB Garth situated on route 2 about 25 klicks south of Black Horse. Blokes from 11 Cav used to go passed the FSB sometimes with their yellow scarves flying in the wind. Went to Black Horse one day as escort for a convoy of trucks, I couldn't get over how big it was and all the gear you blokes had up there, regards from one old horse soldier to another, Neil

  10. gbaker

    gbaker New Member

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    3CAV-- Shortly before I left country, the base camp moved! I can't remember where they moved to after Xuan Loc because I was never there. Yea, we had all kinds of equiptment, but never enough. From one horse soldier to another, our horses were steel/white metal of some kind and it sure as heck beat walking. :D
  11. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    Where are the others great Soldiers who served our country with great honor. I know there are more Army peoples that served in Vietnam and we like to hear from you and when and where you served and what you did in Vietnam. GOD Bless all our Veterans,
    past, presents, and in the near Future. (CO.F Prov.TROOP COMMAND/LONG BINH/BEIN HOA/Oct.16,1968/Oct.17,1969 !) GOD Bless the American peoples and heal your land !
  12. joeblowj0

    joeblowj0 New Member

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    I served in the Nam in 1970-71. I went in and out of Long Binh for eight months. I was stationed in Dian a few miles down the road. In 1970 the Army's first time use of computors to put together a major operation in Vietnam , my name came up, and I was transfered from Dian to Khe Sanh. By the way, in 1969, when they used the lottery system, my number was # 6. I have never meet anyone with numbers 1 to 5.
    Today I can not even win a game of Bingo.
    The one thing that was good and came out of " The Nam " is I came back in one piece. I am not all there in mind, but I am in one piece.
    By the way, WELCOME HOME MY BROTHER.
  13. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    joeblowj0 ; I bet you saw a different Long Binh than I live and served at. I read alots of posts that said Long Binh was like living in heven that I can't seem to view in my mine . I'ts wasn't like that when I left in Oct. 1969 .
  14. knewheart

    knewheart Active Member

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    I served with MACV Advisory Team 19, Quang Tri City/Province, 1st Corps (about 10 clicks from the DMZ). from July 1969 to July 1970. I was the team Adjutant as well as the S-1 Advisor to the Vietnamese Province staff. US units in the Province were the 1/5 Cav (Army) and 3rd US Marine Division (posted along the DMZ). Our team consisted of members of the Army, Air Force (A LTC whose job was to coordinate all air strikes in the Province with the Province Chief, a Vietnamese Colonel), Marines, Navy (a MILPHAP surgical team), US Public Health Dept (a nurse), Agriculture Dept, US State Dept., and I suspect a few individuals from the CIA. Quang Tri Province has 5 Districts. We had a Major or Captain assigned as the District Advisor to the Regular Provincial Forces in each of the Districts, as well as several Mobile Advisory Teams (MAT Teams - 5 members) who worked with and advised the Popular Forces (a rag-tag militia of local citizens who protected the smaller hamlets). They were fondly referred to as the Ruff Puffs.
  15. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    Still looking for anyone who may have searved with me during my tour of duty
    ? I know I'm not the only one that served there. GOD Bless all USA Veterans !
    [CO.F Prov.TROOP COMMAND/LONG BINH] (Oct.16,1968/Oct.17,1969) Thanks

    RainVet[us]US Army
    Long Binh 1968/1969
    Vietnam Combat Vet
    {In GOD Army of One}
  16. CEDAR FALLS

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    Served with the 46Th ENGINEERS in Long Binh 1966/1967 we built the 93rd evac hospital and lots of base camps and the infamous ammo dump good to be home
  17. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    CEDAR FALLS, was your group involved in building the LBJ at long Binh. Good that you served your Country and returned home . Thank you for your service
    in defends of our Nation. RainVet
  18. vnvetlester

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    Well,I might as well put my 2 cents worth in. I was with the 39th.Engr.Bn.(CBT) stationed in Chu Lai from Aug 1970-71 Our Bn. built roads. fire bases. NDP's, bridges.and airfields in the Chu Lai-Quangni area and at My Lai where the masicre took place.Our support was the 59th.Engr.Co.Land clearing,137th.Engr.Light Equiptment,91st.EVAC.178 ASHC flying box cars.and the Americal DIV. The Commanding Officer for the Americal DIV then was Col. Powell. I was squad leader for 2nd PLT Co.C for 7 months then Commo chief for the Co.5 months.I did get to call in arty.from the USS New Jersey to one of our FB's that got over run.
  19. CEDAR FALLS

    CEDAR FALLS Member

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    No the Long Binh Jail must have been built before I got in country 6/66 or by other engrs I worked on the 93rd evac, 199 ft infantry, 196 ltinfantry, 11 cav, 25 infantry base camps and more I ran a Bull Dozer called a Rome Plow
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  20. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    Thanks CEDAR FALLS for the picture. I have never ran across a person who was with me during my tour and can't really remember many of there names either except the ones that were hurt or lost. RainVet

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