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ALL GAVE SOME SOME GAVE ALL
REX BLISSARD 1968
JOHN MCANDREW 1968
DAVE DICKMAN 1968
CHARLIE HAMILTON 1968
ROBERT A CAIRNS 1967

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Sep 16 08 11:12 AM

Hope it is OK to post in memorium the names of all the guys who were killed in action from my unit, Co. D, 2/7th Cav from 1965-1971 (if not, please remove):

1965: AMODIAS, OSVALDO; BECKER, LESTER E.; BEMBRY, SNYDER P.; BLANKENSHIP, DENCIL; BROWN RALPH W.; CRANE, DONALD E.; CREED, BERNARD J.; DRAGOTI, JAMES R.; ELLER, CHARLES L.; ERVIN, JAMES W.; HERIAUD, FREDERICK C.; HERNANDEZ, REYNALDO C.; JACKSON, DEAN A.; KNAPP, MARTIN C.; KRUEGER, DUNCAN F.; LINDSEY, WILLIAM J.; LUNA, HENRY T.; LYNN, JACK D.; MERCK, ROGER E.; MILES, PALMER B.; MONSEWICZ, LLOYD J.; PAREDES, ISMAEL J.; RILEY, HOWARD G.; SCHLECHT, III, JOHN; SHELTON, MATTHEWS; SIMMONS, EDWARD L.; SMITH, GARY D.; TYLER, EARTHELL; VINLUAN, DOMINGO B.; WOODY, JOHN H.; WORKMAN, JOSEPH M. 1966: BEARDEN, RICHARD D.; DRIVER, JOHN C.; MC DONALD, JAMES H.; SHEFFIELD, LARRY G.; TORRES-PRISHARDO, JOSE T. 1967: COBURN, CLYDE R.; DUNCAN, LLOYD A.; HOOSIER, ROGER K.; MATTINGLY, TIMMY G.; MATHIESEN, ERHARDT W.; MAC DONALD JOHN ALAN; MAYS, Jr., MC ELREE; Mc KINNEY, GERALD L.; NELSON, GEORGE W.; RAPPLEYEA, Jr., TUNIS E.; ROBERTS, CHARLES G.; SHERLOCK, III, JOSEPH V.; SLOAN, LESLIE R.; SMITH, STEPHEN SCOTT 1968: BAHL, WALTER T.; BAKER, MICHAEL R.; BELL, EDWARD A.; BELLAMY, LARRY R.; BOLSON, JAMES J.; BURSIS, Jr., JOSEPH T.; CARTER, HARVEY W.; DAVIDSON, JOHN C.; DAVIS, Jr., WILLIAM J.; DILLARD, JAMES B.; ESTRADA, ADOLFO M.; FAHRENBRUCH, RICHARD L.; GRAHAM, Jr., FLOYD; GRAVES, Jr., STANLEY E.; HOLCOMB, JOHN N.; HOWER, THOMAS A.; HUGHES, Jr., MARION B.; JOHNSON, WEBSTER B.; MAWDSLEY, DANNY J.; MC ATEE, WILLIAM J.; MC GUIRE, MITCHELL L.; MEARA, WILLIAM D.; MELVIN, BENJAMIN; MERCKE, TERRANCE L.; MERSHON, STEVEN V.; NELSON, WILLIAM D.; PAUL, FRED JOHN; RANDALL, RICHARD D.; ROSS, RONALD C.; RUSSO, DENNIS J.; SCHMIDT, ALLAN L.; SIDERS, MARVIN J.; SIMMONS, RICHARD S.; SOKAL, IRWIN N.; SZOR, HENRY; THOMPSON, DONALD A. 1969: BRIDDELL, CHARLES L.; BRIDGES, LONNIE; BUCHANAN, GARY W;. BURKE, Jr., WILLIAM J.; BUSH, NATHANIEL; DAVIDSON, RONALD L.; DRIVER, JOHN C.; ERHART, MICHAEL D.; FLECK, GREGORY L.; GABRIEL, JOEL L.; GASTON, STANLEY S.; GONZALEZ-SANCHEZ, ROBERTO; GRAYSON, HERMAN L.; HARRIS, ROBERT D.; HOHN, RODNEY A.; HULL, EDISON D.; JONES, STOKELY J.; KLUTE, JERRY C.; MELVIN, JOSEPH E.; NELSON, DANA E.; OLSON, DUANE E.; POUND, THEUS J.; RIDDLE, WILLIAM M.; RIGGS, WILLIAM S.; RUBIO, PETER P.; SABO, ANDREW R.; STEPHENSON, LYNN L.; THOMPSON, MORGAN; UNDERWOOD, HARRY E.; WARD, THEODORE D.; WHALEN, ROBERT J. 1970: ATKINSON, GERALD T.; BREWER, Jr., WILLIAM J.; DICKEY, DERREL K.; DOCKERY, ROOSEVELT G.; FLETCHER, DONNITH H.; HAINING, PAUL L.; HUNTLEY, EDWARD G.; INBODEN, STEVE L.; JOHNSON, GEORGE R.; KLEIN, STEPHEN L.; MEDINE, Jr., BERTRAND C.; MESSER, JACK W.; ORDNER, JOHN A.; ZAGATA, JOHN J.

Garry Owen!

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Sep 27 08 11:41 PM

Ist CavLRRP/Rangers KIA
David Allen Ives 23 Apr 67 Panel 18E - Line 75
David Bruce Tucker 1 Oct 67 Panel 27E - Line 38
David Thomas Dickenson 6 Dec 67Panel 31E - Line 45
Lewis E. Mc Dermott 6 Dec 67 Panel 31E - Line 50
William Rober Critchfield 27 Dec 67 Panel 32E - Line 71
Felix Leon, Jr. 17 Mar 68 Panel 45E - Line 12
Richard Turbitt, Jr. 20 Apr 68 Panel 51E - Line 14
William Glenn Lambert 20 Apr 68Panel 51E - Line 8
Robert Joseph Noto 20 Apr 68 Panel 51E - Line 12
Gerald Wayne Mc Connel, Jr. 8 May 68 Panel 57E - Line 7
Robert Eugene Whitten 8 May 68 Panel 57E - Line 12
Donald Miller 21 May 68Panel 64E - Line17
Juan Angel Elias 29 May 68 Panel 63W - Line 5
Angelo Carmelo Santiago6 June 68 Panel 59W - Line 13
Thomas Thoma Sprinkle 7 Jul 68 Panel 53W - Line 40
Tony Lee Griffith 5 Feb 69 Panel 33W - Line 63
Francis Kennetth Kulbatski 15 Feb 69 Panel 32W - Line38
William Brent Bell 27 Mar 69 Panel 28W - Line 57
Loel Floyd Largent 10 Apr 69 Panel 27W - Line 52
Dwight Montgomery Durham 10 Apr 69 Panel 27W - Line 48
Daniel R. Arnold 13 May 69 Panel 25W - Line 93
Daniel Moreland Sheehan17 Jun 69 Panel 20W - Line 12
Lon Michael Holupko 10 Jul 69 Panel 21W - Line 93
Stanley John Lento 24 Jul 69 Panel 20W - Line 40
Paul John Salminen 24 Jul 69 Panel 20W - Line 41
Archie Hugh Mc Daniel, Jr. 24 Jul 69 Panel 20W - Line 41
John Charles Williams 11 Aug 69Panel 19W - Line 6
Kenneth Eugene Burch 11 Aug 69 Panel 20W - Line 128
Julius Zaporozec 17 Nov 69 Panel 16W - Line 91
David Torres 17 Nov 69 Panel 16W - Line 91
William Joseph Francis 9 Mar 70Panel 13W - Line 100
Carl John Laker17 Jun 70 Panel 9W - Line 60
Deverton Carpenter Cochrane 17 Jun 70 Officially listed as MIA
Michael Dean Banta 2 Oct 70 Panel 7W - Line 105
Carl Richard McCarthy Jr. 19 Oct 70 Panel 7W - Line 078
Omer Price Carson 7 Dec 70 Panel 6W - Line 112
Timothy Vaughn Harper 17 Feb 71Panel 5W - Line 113
Thomas Emings Smith 20 Feb 72 Panel 2W - Line 108
Jaime Pacheco 25 May 72Panel 1W - Line 32
Elvis Weldon Osborne, Jr.9 Jun 72 Panel 1W - Line 39
Jeffrey Alan Maurer 9 Jun 72 Panel 1W - Line 39

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May 28 09 1:01 PM

D Co 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-67...Chinese Bandit Homepage is at www.chinesebandits.org
 

Killed in Action:          
         
George, Richard E. PFC San Diego, CA 3E 110  
Gunderson, Gunder P. SGT Walballa, ND 3E 111  
Osborn, Thom T. PFC Worchester, MA 4E 104  
Hatcher, Carlos R. PFC Norcross, GA 5E 95  
Carley, Raymond M. PFC Los Angeles, CA 8E 82  
Lester, James T. SGT Atlanta, GA 8E 81  
Ramirez, Honorio SGT Pontiac, MI 8E 82  
Baumann, Otto W., Jr. PFC Spotswoods, NJ 13E 89  
Finney, Stephen SP4 Lynchburg, VA 13E 90  
Mobley, Daniel M. PFC Toledo, OH 13E 92  
Moore, Joseph M. FSGT Ebba, AL 13E 92  
Carley, Raymond M. PFC Los Angeles, CA 8E 82  
Lester, James T. SGT Atlanta, GA 8E 81  
Campbell, Randall M. PFC Willingboro, NJ 12E 88  
Douglas J. Fenney PFC Minneapolis, MN 13E 113  
Napolen K. Cooper PFC Rocky Mount, NC 15E 27  
Jacob H. Cunningham,Jr. SP4 Lexington, NC 15E 28  
Albert J. Hayes 1LT Haileah, FL 15E 28  
Steven R. King CPL Roseville, MI 15E 28  
Oscar E. Ratliff SSGT Jacksonville, FL 15E 29  
Norman R. Reagan PFC Wingate, TX 15E 29  
Raymond W. Richardson SP4 Ripley, TN 15E 29  
Frank Barreras CPL Pico Rivera, CA 16E 118  
Michael D.Bird CPL Llano, TX 16E 118  
Robert E. Brown CPL Chicago, IL 16E 118  
Michael L. Lawson PFC Medford, OR 16E 124  
Charles A. McDaniels PFC Evansville, IL 16E 125  
Francis M. McGuire PVT Bayone, NJ 16E 125  
Odell J. Werner SP4 Los Angeles, CA 16E 127  
Loren C. Surles PFC New York, NY 20E 126  
Walter E. Bentley CPL New Britain, CT 29E 1  
Falato, Joseph A. PFC New York, NY 15E 3  
Null, Harold E. SP4 Peoria, IL 17E 40  
Ratlif, Oscar E. SSG Jacksonville, FL 15E 29  
Knight, Richard SGT McCall, NC 15E 62  
Werner, Odell J. SP4 Los Angeles, CA 16E 127  
Tynes, Wilbert A. JR. SSG Hampton, VA 26E 94  

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May 28 09 1:06 PM

RAYMOND CARLEY REMEMBERED

(c) 1966 by Ranger Jerry Conners

Chinese Bandit Recon 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav, 1965-66

face down crawling
the pain does not matter anymore
they can not help me,
Don't try he yells
to those nearby
must it end

the ground is warm,
the smell of the earth
the fallen leaves in hand
engulfed in the sounds of withering fire
touched twice again
he grimaces and smiles
through gritted teeth
alone without strength
must it end,

colder now
shaking
unable to breathe
or tear the collar too close
about his neck,
struggling frantically
to hold on
numb now,
through squinted eyes some light,
soaked in blood
fingers slowly grasping emptiness,
swaying in the arms of death
let there be more
 

Note: Raymond Carley was killed on June 23, 1966

during the Battle of Trung Luong where the Chinese Bandits

were awarded their 2d Presidential Unit Citation during the period 1965-66

…the first was awarded for participation in the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965.

More information on the Chinese Bandits can be obtained at

http://www.geocities.com/d6566mustangs/

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Feb 5 10 4:37 PM

In memory of Rifleman James Stephen Brown of the third battalion the Rifle's killed in action
Sangin province Afghanistan 15th December 2009 he was 18 year's old.
I watched this young man grow up and i hope you dont mind me putting this memorial to him on
our fallen page this page after all is for real heroe's.


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"DONT MEAN NUTHING"

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May 29 10 4:12 AM

Another memorial day.

It’s different now, after years of just not mentioning that we were veterans, not out of fear of other’s reactions, but just because no one cared as we went about our lives. Now people go out of their way now to say “thank you” to any veteran they can find. The reversal of attitude toward veterans in general has even been retroactive to reach back and include the veterans that for decades people wanted to forget.

It might seem odd that Memorial Day is not really that special an occasion to many of the veterans of the Vietnam War. I think that is because in these forty plus years that we have survived, there has never been a day no matter how busy, or an occasion no matter how joyful, that we have not remembered the men that did not return, those who did, and those who have passed since, or the times both good and bad we spent with them.

There have been troubled moments when we might have wished that we could escape those memories, we have been mourning a long time, but they are as much a part of us as our own names, they are a significant part of who we are. The brothers we knew, living and dead are always with us.

To the living, thank you and welcome home, and to the dead, we have not forgotten, and we never will for however long we might live.

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Nov 21 10 11:24 AM

Guys
      I read this on the VVA Facebook page, really good to see another soldier returned after 44 years MIA. It must be nice for the family as well to be able to give him a proper burial.
 
God Bless.
 
Nov. 18, 2010 MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM VIETNAM WAR IDENTIFIED.
 
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Samuel E. Hewitt, 19, of Walkerton, Ind. will be buried Nov. 19 in Rittman, Ohio, at the Western Reserve National Cemetery.
 
Hewitt’s unit, Company I of the 9th Marines, had just returned from combat patrol on March 22, 1966, when he left a secured encampment near the village of Viem Dong in South Vietnam. He did not return by early evening, so a search party was dispatched the following morning. Unable to find him or any evidence associated with his disappearance, Company I declared him missing on March 23.
 
In 1992 a joint U.S./Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) team interviewed a Vietnamese woman in Da Nang who recalled that in 1966, three Americans had stopped by her house near Hewitt’s encampment. Three days later, one of them returned and was killed by the Viet Cong when they attempted to capture him. Between 1992 and 2010, in an effort to pinpoint a possible burial site, investigators from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the SRV conducted multiple interviews and re-interviews on nine different occasions in Quang Nam Province. Additionally, the SRV unilaterally investigated this case, but was unable to develop new leads. Among those interviewed by the joint teams were witnesses who had firsthand knowledge of Hewitt’s burial location. Finally, in June 2010, JPAC conducted its second excavation and located his remains. Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC made extensive use of Hewitt’s dental records in the identification of his remains.
 
With the identification of Hewitt, 939 Americans who were once missing from the Vietnam War have been accounted-for and returned to their families. More than 1,700 are still missing in action from that conflict.
 
 

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