Current Guest Book


Name: Carl D. Dunn
EMail: Moosestang@charter.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Rutledge
State: TN
Date: 21 October 2014
Comments
Just found site; Loved it.


Name: James D. Toler
EMail: Toler_j@bellsouth.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Calhoun
State: Ky
Date: 03 September 2014          
Comments
Served as FO with Charlie Company, 3/1 Infantry; taught FO school for incoming FOs in Chu Lai; Battery FDO on Hill 411 and later Battalion FDO.


Name: Mike Raguso
EMail: mar145042@ aol.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Mays Landing
State: NJ
Date: 14 May 2014
Comments
Hi, looking for the medic on LZ Cork.  I only remember he wore thick glasses.  It's important to me to contact him.  Thanks.


Name: Daniel Stanton
EMail: B13673dan@hotmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Queen Creek
State: AZ
Date: 23 February 2014
Comments
With A Btry 6-11 from June 68 thru December 69. Started out on LZ Dragon.


Name: ALFRED RYDER
EMail: gavjes@verizon.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Riverview
State: FLORIDA
Date: 01 January 2014
Comments
Happy New Year to all my 6/11 buddies


Name: THOMAS GELOK
EMail: THOMAS.GELOK1@GMAIL.COM
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: PALMETTO
State: FL
Date: 02 October 2013
Comments
LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM 1969 TO 1970 ON SAN JUAN HILL.  I WAS ON GUN 4 ??


Name: Lyle Ackerman
EMail: lacker1@charter.net
Years: 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Janesville
State: WI
Date: 28 August 2013


Name: Jim Hollenback
EMail: holle199@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: West Monroe
State: NY
Date: 27 July 2013
Comments
Retired Now and living in St Petersburg Florida.Would like to hear from some of you but the problem is I do not remember too many people, spent too many years trying to forget some of the stuff.


Name: JUDY FARMERY
EMail: jspr04@gmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Rochester Mills
State: PA
Date: 30 June 2013
Comments
I am the wife of Roger A Farmery, he served in Nam from Feb 69 to Apr 70. He served with A-Battery, 6/11 Arty. In the past few years we have been able to connect with some of the guys he served with. It has been great meeting the guys. As we approach July 4, I just wanted to send a big "THANK YOU" to all those that have served and are serving in the armed forces. Without your service we would not be living in a country where we have so much freedom. Thanks again to all of you and may God bless you. If there is anyone out there that served with my husband please feel free to give him a call. His cell # 724-388-8815 he would loved to hear from you or you can contact him by using my email: jspr04@gmail.com


Name: Ray Shope
EMail: sharray24@comcast.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Bridgewater
State: Ma
Date: 03 June 2013
Comments
I served with both " C " and " D " Batteries. I started with " C " Battery as a tag along ammo humper and then was sent to " D " Battery as a extra , what my actual position was I don't remember. I worked as a ammo humper and by watching the guns I learned to be a " Recorder " " Loader " ( although I never learned how to set the fuses ) and my Last position was Assistant Gunner. Although I never went to Artillery Training. I last served on Hill 4/11 ( Which I believe the grunts called LZ Kelly /Macoy ) By teaching myself the in's and out's of the 105 I was awarded a secondary MOS of 11-A ( Field Artillery )
Trying to locate an old friend " Chief "who was an Apache and served with me on Hill 4/11 before I was wounded.


Name: Matt Heck
EMail: breakpoint@runbox.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Oakland
State: CA
Date: 27 May 2013
Comments
Wishing all of you and yours a peaceful and beautiful Memorial Day, on behalf of myself and my late father, Bruce Heck. Thank you for your service, and for looking out for my Dad. I sincerely hope all of you are doing well.


Name: Tom Zigmant
EMail: tzigmant@aol.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: Attached Personnel
Hometown: Reeds Spring
State: MO
Date: 27 May 2013
Comments
Medic attached to the unit


Name: John Canty
EMail: Pawpawcrab@gmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Abita Springs
State: LA.
Date: 21 May 2013
Comments
I don't remember too many people only a couple people Stanley Davis and Edward Standish.  If anyone remembers me in A Battery please contact me.  I would like to hear from y'all.  God is still blessing us. Love y'all.  Hope to hear from someone soon.


Name: Dave Novak
EMail: dwnovak@verizon.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Arlington
State: MA
Date: 30 April 2013
Comments
Hi. My name is Dave Novak. I was a 2LT with D Battery, assigned to Delta Co 1/20th Infantry as an FO, off of LZ Liz from October, 69, until I was wounded by a booby trap on the Ides of March (15th) on Hill 425. Ironically, it was made from a 155 round! I was in the boonies most of the time and don’t remember much about D Battery personnel, but would appreciate hearing from any who remember me. I can’t find any info about my Recon Sgt, Jose Fernandez, who was my mentor. I also saw an earlier post from my RTO, Craig Collins and will try to get in touch. Also, I will post a couple of photos on the site. Thanks to Larry Solie for working so hard on this site.


Name: Grant Sheldon
EMail: grant_sheldon@ymail.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown:
State:
Date: 12 April 2013
Comments
I am looking for anyone that served with James "Jimmy" Bradle from Feb. 1970 till he death in Aug 1970. Jimmy is my cousin and I would just like to ask some questions about him. Thank you.


Name: Daniel Cortez
EMail: old57chevy78411@yahoo.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Date: 01 April 2013
Comments
I was a cook for Hq and other batterys, SPC 5 at the time. Also cooked for the CO and Sgt Major Ham  ..anyway welcome home those that are still here, peace to all others!


Name: Phil Huntingdon
EMail: philhuntingdon@comcast.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Spotsylvania
State: VA
Date: 24 March 2013
Comments
I served as Battalion S-3 and then as XO from June 1968 until June 1969. I have enjoyed reading through the various entries that have brought back many memories, happy and sad. My sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this fine site.


Name: Joseph Clancy
EMail: snoops7@verizon.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Quakertown
State: PA
Date: 16 March 2013
Comments
I served as a cook 1969 -70 with Mike Bridel and Sgt Gonzales and John Barlow plus the guys from gun 6---I haven't seen or talked to any of these guys since 1970---any of you remember me e-mail snoops7@verizon.net


Name: Harry Mitchell, Jr.
EMail: deeharry@me.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Boise
State: ID
Date: 28 February 2013
Comments
Was at the 04/2011 reunion in San Antonio.  While it was very good, I served from 15 Nov 70 to 25 October 1971 and there was not one person there that I served with at HQ.  I am still looking for Rudy Baker.  I was called Mitch by everyone.  I was in the armory at Duc Pho and spent a lot of time setting up perimeter defense both there and out on the hills that we supported.  I also drove for the C.O. and Sergeant Box when we came back from Dang Ha.  I got myself into the mess hall as a cook because cooks did not do guard duty.


Name: Gregory Victor
EMail: glvic@hotmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Vanderbilt
State: PA
Date: 11 February 2013
Comments
Worked FDC for B/Btry, was wounded November 2, 1968 on LZ Cork, along with Ed Taylor, Lt Riox. The same day Major Hufschmid and Pvt Love lost their lives. RIP Really a bad day. Looking for contacts.


Name: Ken Linarelli
EMail: cklinar@hotmail.com
Years: 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Seattle
State: WA
Date: 24 January 2013
Comments
Initially I was with the 3/18th at Minh Long (LZ Crunch) working an 8-inch howitzer. I was "infused" to 6/11 (LZ Thunder/Debbie) and spent the rest of my tour there. Regarding the casualty list, Jim Behm was killed shortly after I DEROSed in January 70, but I was told he was patrolling the wire below the hill--an area littered with unexploded mortar shells, claymores, etc. He was killed when one of these exploded.


Name: Jim Turek
EMail: blympee@zoominternet.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Grove City
State: PA
Date: 26 October 2012
Comments
Getting close to the 45th anniversary of the Gordon pulling out of Pier 40 in Hawaii on our way across the Pacific to RVN. Do not know if anyone remembers one of our last weekends --- downtown Honolulu, staying at Waikiki Circle Hotel (which still stands) waking up one Sunday morning--half drunk from night before, and about 10-12 of us going out in middle of street -- blocked traffic both ways and held a formation---All Present and accounted for ---On Time Sir. Those were the days. Welcome home brothers and may those that are no longer with us---May you rest in Eternal Peace.


Name: Steven Sells
EMail: ssells77@gmail.com
Years: 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Lancaster
State: OH
Date: 30 September 2012
Comments
C-Battery, 6/11 Arty. Duc Pho, LZ Liz, LZ Snoopy and Charlie2, up at Dong Ha. Always looking for members of the ole bunch and thanks for the enjoyable site!!!


Name: M. Steve Phillips
EMail: martin.phillips@averydennison.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Lowell
State: IN
Date: 09 June 2012
Comments
I was on Hill 411 70-71. D battery . Just found this site. Amazing.


Name: Mike Coates
EMail: bondamite@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Poland

State: OH
Date: 27 May 2012
Comments
Member of 6/11, B-Battery, Fire Direction.  I remember Capt. Parsley, Lt. Martin Sherry, Fadac. Casey, and others from the battery. Get in touch, guys!


Name: Matt Heck
EMail: breakpoint@runbox.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Oakland
State: CA
Date: 21 March 2012
Comments
It is with great regret that I inform you that my father, Bruce Dell Heck, born on November 20th, 1944, in Groton, New Jersey, and formerly of Nashua, New Hampshire; Santa Cruz, California; Rocklin, California; and New Bern, North Carolina; and formerly of C Battery, 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery, United States Army, passed away last week at his home. My father was proud of his service, and of the people with whom he served. I, in turn, am proud of him, and of all of you. I am a better man for learning from him, late though it may have been, his story of what he did, and why. Thank you all for bringing him home. Sincerely, Matt Heck Oakland, CA


Name: Maj. Peter Oldfield
EMail: oldfield_p@msn.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: Other
Hometown: Kimberton
State: PA
Date: 09 March 2012
Comments
Obtaining data for a memorial for R. G. Hufschmid, KIA 2 Nov 1968, LZ CORK.  Good Site.


Name: Fidel Olivarez
EMail: gabeandcici@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Muskegon
State: Mi
Date: 12 February 2012
Comments
My name is Fidel Olivarez from Alice, TX. I served in Vietnam from Jan 1970 and left Jan 1971. I am looking for my friend Dean Haas & Ron Hays. If anyone has information please have them email me. I would love to reconnect.


Name: Roger L. Alaux
EMail: toastedoak@hotmail.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Fallbrook
State: CA
Date: 02 February 2012
Comments
I was just looking at the last reunion pics. Noticed a lot of pot bellies (Ken Boatman). Planted a small vineyard in Northern San Diego County (near the Temecula Valley) and am always looking for help at harvest time. Roger Alaux


Name: Jeffrey O'Donnell
EMail: Redleg1369@aol.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown:
State:
Date: 19 January 2012

Comments
I served as FO with C/1/20 from about Aug 1969 until about Feb 1970.  I was FDO in Charlie Battery from about Feb 1970 until August 1970.  In the Davidson photos, 31, 47 (top of head) and 48, I'm incorrectly identified as Lt. Gallagher. Great picture of PFC Charles Duck with Lt McD -- I went to OCS with him. Good luck to you all -- you earned it.


Name: Richard (Dick) McIntire
EMail: dick@mbp-inc.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Contoocook
State: NH
Date: 05 January 2012
Comments
It's been a long time.  Where did everyone go?


Name: Jim Wambold
EMail: jkwambold@6-11artillery.org
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: West Chester
State: PA

Date: 31 December 2011
Comments
Just a note to wish all you Jungle Warriers a safe and prosperous new year. In case you should care, Tet Nguyen Dan (Tet) will be celebrated on 23 January 2012 as the year of the dragon. Keep Your Heads Down.


Name: Robert Graves
EMail: strargazer4201776@bendbroadband.com
Battery: Original Unit Member 1967
Hometown: Culver City
State: CA
Date: 23 December 2011
Comments:
I was with A Btry first, then B Btry until I became A RTO.  Came over on the USS Gordon.  Oh, what fun.  Hope to hear from someone.


Name: Lee Bradford
EMail: relb4@cruzio.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Moss Landing
State: CA
Date: 09 September 2011
Comments:
In country 6 February 69 and got to leave 15 March 70.  Alpha Battery was jumping (air mobile) for the first few months but then we got to settle down on LZ Debby (used to be Thunder) and life was a little easier.  Had a quad 50 just below the 105's and a 155 just above us.  We liked it a little better after we built a club but nobody ever mistook it for home.  Ever since then I always say that life is good.


Name: John Ince
EMail: johnince@comcast.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Lemoore
State: CA
Date: 12 July 2011
Comments
My mos was 63B20 a mechanic. I shared a hootch with Ferguson, Bright, Markem. Stout, Smelly, Whitney, and I remember Sly, Milton Jump, Rydell, a couple of medics Simson and Cowan...was transferred to C Troop, 1/1 Cav my last 3 months...returned to Duc Pho and everyone I knew had left.


Name: Charles Bagley
EMail: cdbagley@bellsouth.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Cleveland
State: TN

Date: 01 July 2011
Comments
I can't believe I just found this web site. I found myself in the 1970 yearbook photo. My son won't believe this! Welcome to all of the 6/11 Arty.


Name: Steve Alexander
EMail: ratinfested611@att.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Folsom
State: CA

Date: 04 June 2011
Comments
I was in B battery Nov. 68 to Nov. 69, LZ Cork till April, then, San Juan Hill, I used to be on Sgt Weaver's gun until it was sent I think to C battery. Because I cut hair, (known as the company barber) the captain didn't want me to go, so I was put on gun 2 with Sgt. Worhty. At San Juan Hill we got a Sgt. known as "Mama", got his nick name from me for, "ALRIGHT, WHO DIDN'T TAKE THEIR MILARIA PILL?" "ALEZANDA, DID YOU TAKE YOUR MILARIA PILL? yes sgt! ALRIGHT SOME BODY'S LYIN." That was Mama! worst person I ever met.


Name: Jerry Blevins
EMail: vietnamvet54thordco@yahoo.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Muncie
State: IN
Date: 18 May 2011
Comments
My brother in law served with you guys from Dec '69-June '71. He served in the 6-11th A Btry on LZ Debbie. He is now 61 and has lung trouble and just now he is opening up to me. I served from Dec.'69-Jan '71 at Long Binh with the 60th Ord. and in Jan '71 they sent us to Quang Tri with the 54th Ord Co and then in July I was sent home. He remembers C. W. (Sonny ) Bruce, Sgt Dejusu Gonzales, James Schillings, and some others. Please, if anyone has served with David W. Taylor you can e-mail me or face book vietnamvet jerry blevins. It'll mean a lot to him. ALL OF YOU DONE A GREAT JOB AND A BIG WELCOME HOME!!!!!! PASTOR JERRY


Name: Bill Rivers Sr.
EMail: Rios48@comcast.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Port Charlotte
State: FL
Date: 19 April 2011
Comments
I was infused to A Battery 6/11th from the 1/82nd in Oct. 68' and was on LZ Cork when overrun on 2 Nov. 68', injured finger during fire mission & sent to rear for 3 days then sent back to the field. On 2 Feb. 69' I suffered an injury to my back and was sent to Camp Drake Hosp. in Osaka, Japan and returned to the field on 14 March 69' to A Battery (jump battery) and I remained there until I had altercations with a Lt. and was sent to the rear 3 weeks before going home in mid July 69'. Looking for anyone who might remember me.


Name: Charles Dannison
EMail: cdannison@gmail.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown:
State:
Date: 24 March 2011
Comments
I am the eldest son of Charles R. "Rusty" Dannison (dec). I'd love to hear from anyone who served with him.


Name: Joe Anderson
EMail: joeanderson5767@comcast.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Eldersburg
State: Md.
Date: 27 February 2011

Comments
Just wanted to clarify earlier post, much of which was wrong! Have been successfully working to rebuild separate memories from dreams over the past year or two and wanted to make it right. Original post: "I was a Forward Observer with "B" Battery from September, 1967 until I was transferred to the 3/16th up on Hawk Hill in mid April, 1968. I also had to replace Lt. Eddie Harris (an original unit member of "B" Battery) when he was KIA in April 1968. I also did a second, though shorter, tour as an Aerial Observer from December 1968 until July, 1969."
Correct post: I was a Forward Observer with "B" Battery from October, 1967 until I was transferred to the 3/16th up to Hawk Hill as a FO for "A" Troop 1/1 Cavalry in mid February, 1968. In May became LNO for 1/1 Cavalry when Jim Wambold left. I also did a second, though shorter, tour as an Division Artillery Aerial Observer from December 1968 until July, 1969. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me from OCS/Hawaii/Vietnam.


Name: David C Ward
EMail: houndhunting @live.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Troutville
State: Va
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Date: 13 February 2011
Comments
Hello everyone, I'm gun chief DAVID WARD I was with the original 6-11th in Hawaii. Was with the Inflantry, Cpt. Medina , Lt. Calley before joining the 6-11th.  Went to Nam with A Battery, 6-11, infused to D Battery, then infused again to the 4th Inf Div, Clover Leaf Div.  Stayed in military from1963 to 1982, then gave it up. God Bless.


Name: John Fetyko
EMail: john.fetyko@yahoo.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Lakewood
State: NJ

Date: 01 February 2011
Comments
I just found the web site.  It's great.  I was in the truck with hood on the access road to LZ Liz when we hit a mine.  If anyone remembers? I would like to hear from you.


Name: Mike Mayland
EMail: mmayland@msn.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Sparks
State: NV
Date: 25 January 2011
Comments

My thanks to Kitty Millard for tracking me down. I deployed to the RVN in July 1968 with the 1/82 Artillery, out of Chu Lai, as a young 2LT. I was infused into the 6/11 later that year – don’t have the exact month, but have pictures on LZ Cork at Christmas time. First assigned to Bravo Battery as an FO/FDO. Then assigned to HQ Service Battery in early ’69 as a Bn FDO. Looking through “Guest Entries,” I found some familiar names – Ron Baltruzak, Fred White (both OCS classmates), Larry Carpenter, Bob Beverly – I know there must others but I’ve lost a lot brain cells in the last 40+ years. Still have pics I will try to scan and post.


Name: Terry Totten
EMail: dexceld@gmail,com>
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: Other
Hometown: Vancouver
State: WA

Date: 24 January 2011
Comments
Served mostly with HHSB. Main job was RTO on the Hele Pads at Duc Pho and Quang Ngai. If you were resupplied or were a passenger from one of these locations then I got you there. Also did some canister policing after jumps.


Name: Bill Sigman
EMail: sterling2000@mindspring.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Buford
State: Ga
Date: 19 January 2011
Comments
Got the cap, thanks, Larry, I'm stylin' now.


Name: Bill Hoagland
EMail: bill@hoagland.us
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Boulder
State: CO

Comments
Living in Boulder, Colorado since 1974. I was amazed to find the photo gallery and several pictures that included me from over 40 years ago. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers...


Name: STANLEY BRUCE MCVEY
EMail: sbmcvey02@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: TERREBONNE
State: OR.
Date: 06 January 2011
Comments
Thanks to Larry Solie for diligent search to contact me.Via John (Jack) Davidson photos of C Btry 6/11th. Fantastic web site, great job of putting it together. Jack's photos brought back many memories. The guest book has the names of long remembered friends. Hope to find more on the roster. I'm optimistic now we can contact each other by e-mail and maybe at the reunion. God bless all who served.


Name: Jim Wambold
EMail: jkwambold@6-11artillery.org
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: West Chester
State: PA

Date: 11 December 2010
Comments
Looking for LT Frank W. Manning, FO/FDO, Battery unknown. Graduate of Arty OCS Class 46A-67 on 5 Dec 1967. (KM)


Name: Fred White
EMail: pappyw@swbell.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Duncanville
State: TX
Date: 28 November 2010
Comments
I served as FDO from Nov '68 till March '69. Have several pictures. I'd like to make the reunion in San Antonio next Spring and will make plans to do so.


Name: John Gallagher
EMail: jpg916@Mac.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Salado
State: TX
Date: 26 November 2010
Comments
Looking For Bob Dinkins, Bob Luper,  Maj. Artis or any one who just remembers.


Name: Roger & Barbara Richardson
EMail: tinpony2@juno.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: Other
Hometown: Lewes
State: DE
Date: 14 November 2010
Comments
This is a wonderful site; and we so enjoyed listening to the music provided from the 60's. We both lost good friends who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in Viet Nam. My very dearest friend and confidante was killed in action on March 13th, 1967 - his name was Lonnie Edward Parker. He was from Success, Arkansas. If anyone out there knows {knew} Lonnie in Viet Nam, please, let me hear from you. I have a cousin who served three tours of duty there, his name was David Leonard. I would love to hear from David as we've lost touch over the years. He lives in or around St. Louis, MO. We have another friend, Tony and his wife Mary, who hailed originally from Buffalo, N.Y. and now live in Savannah, GA. We would love to hear from them. We know Tony suffers alot from Agent Orange and hope he is doing better. And lastly, one of our dearest friends in the whole world, is Rudy Shotts who originally hailed from Los Angeles or San Diego and now resides with his wonderful wife, Ingrid, and family in Dover, {Magnolia} Delaware. Rudy suffers from the effects of Agent Orange and from Malaria contracted in Viet Nam. We see them weekly and keep track, but would love to also hear from the others mentioned. You Viet Nam Veterans are our favorites and you deserve so VERY MUCH MORE than what America has given you. Please know; were it in our power, you'd have EVERY need met! We honor all of you. Roger and Barbara {Leonard} Richardson


Name: Lynn Andries
EMail: landries@comcast.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: West Monroe
State: LA
Date: 30 October 2010
Comments
My very good friend served with your unit. His name was 2Lt. Bob Wright. Bob was KIA January 2, 1970 near Duc Pho. I think in a battle on Hill 285. He received the Distinguished Service Cross. I was in a heavy artillery unit (8in & 175mm) based in Tay Ninh. Great Site.


Name: David Craig
EMail: dcraig750000@hotmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Stow
State: OH
Date: 29 October 2010
Comments
Artillery Liaison 1-20 Infantry HQ


Name: Ken Katzen
EMail: khkatzen@verizon.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Columbia
State: MD
Date: 28 October 2010
Comments
Thanks and hello. I served primarily on LZ Thunder; Don't remember which Battery.


Name: William (Nick ) Kennedy
EMail: nick@xosis.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Aiken
State: SC
Date: 26 October 2010
Comments
Was in FDC: joined battery at LZ Bronco, left from LZ Max.


Name: Robert Mushtare
EMail: rmushtar@cox.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Edmond
State: OK
Date: 24 October 2010
Comments
I served as a RTO for Bravo Co. for 6 months before returning to LZ Debbiie. Worked in FDC for a time on the hill and did some time in ammo. It was work 12 hrs. on and party 12 hrs off.


Name: Bob Cooper
EMail: bcooper84@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Ravenna
State: Ohio
Date: 18 October 2010
Comments
Feb,69 LZ cork then to San Juan Hill until return to states in Feb, 70. Originally assigned to gun section #3 and later to #4. Sometime after San Juan Hill was attempted to be over ran by zappers with satchel charges. I remember that Arty Ford (gun #3) received a Silver or Bronze Star defending the fire base. It has been a long time!!


Name: Jim Pongonis
EMail: jandsdhn@sw.rr.com
Years: SELECT ONE
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Dothan
State: AL
Date: 10 October 2010
Comments
I was in 3d Bn, 2d FA and wanted to know when in '68 your C Btry was on LZ Center? You have some photos that read LZ Center '68 and I can't remember the time period that our B Btry was off the LZ.


Name: Pete Shotts
EMail: pete@lzcenter.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: Other
Hometown: San Diego
State: CA
Date: 05 October 2010
Comments
My father served on LZ Center from Nov 67 to Nov 68, including other areas of I Corps as the gun chief for Gun #2. I am developing a website in honor of those who served on LZ Center in any capacity. Please visit www.lzcenter.com Thanks, Pete
WebMaster's Note:  Pete's Dad was with B Battery, 3-82 Arty, 196th LIB.  He has a great website and "hundreds" of songs from the RVN era.


Name: Herbert G. Conway
EMail: rconway09@hotmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Calera
State: AL
Date: 03 October 2010
Comments
Served at HHSB 6/11th, MOS was FDC. Served at LZ CORCK, nickname was ALABAMA. Looking for guys who served there around same time. Bad with names looking for pics, operated Redleg Control sometimes. Most of the time we were checking data for the batteries at HQ and HQ at DUC PHO. Remember names CASH, BROWN, WIGGS, DAVIS, TEX, LSU.  Served with some (Yankee) from NEW YORK ... had to put that dig in.


Name: Roger A Farmery
EMail: jspr04@gmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Punxsutawney
State: PA
Date: 27 September 2010
Comments
Check out my pics on SmugMug and let me know if you are in any of them. I was in A & C Btry. Was on guns 1&2. Served Feb 69 - April 70. I'll be at the reunion in April 2011. Hope to see you there. God bless all those that served, thanks for your service.


Name: Loren Tope
EMail: ltope@sletteninc.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Cody
State: WY
Date: 23 September 2010
Comments
Sept 68 - Sept 69 C Btry, Was on gun 4 for a short time then went to B 1-20 as RTO from LZ Thunder. Was with LT Dunbar when he was killed. I became FO then and stayed in the field untill DEROS. I have pictures of Sam Huhta, Doc McClain, Danny Ramirez, Terry Gallagher, Charlie Sherwood and others. Does anyone remember John Derosa? He was a mechanic assigned to C Battery. Jack Leslie and I went back to RVN last January. We climbed to the top of LZ Liz. My, how 40 years have changed things. God Bless you all.


Name: Tom Fines
EMail: tomhipo@sbcglobal.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Winsted
State: CT
Date: 17 September 2010
Comments
RTO on Gun 5


Name: Richard "Dick" Daube
EMail: rdaube@pittsburghmailing.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Date: 01 September 2010
Comments
Gun#1. Anyone going to the reunion. Send me an email. See you all there!


Name: Mike Dareing
EMail: mrdareing-1@sbcglobal.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Oakdale
State: CA
Date: 28 August 2010
Comments
I was on LZ San Juan Hill


Name: Bill Sigman
EMail: sterling2000@mindspring.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Buford
State: Ga
Date: 15 August 2010
Comments
Friday, my era vet Marine buddy and I take our Harleys to the Pacific Coast for a dream ride. My thanks to all who have served, are serving, and will serve for the freedom to do it.


Name: Anthony Fosco
EMail: tonyf1948@gmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Flushing
State: NY
Date: 19 July 2010
Comments
Glad to find this website, look forward to updates.


Name: Tom Dawson
EMail: tandldawson@aol.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Mason
State: OH
Date: 13 July 2010
Comments
Spent my time in the motor pool at Duc Pho and Ka San


Name: Dave (BC) Czarnecki
EMail: dmcz2@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Silver Spring
State: MD
Date: 06 July 2010
Comments
Looking forward to seeing old friends in San Antonio.


Name: Kenneth L. Luck
EMail: See Below For Contact Info
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Muskogee
State: OK
Date: 12 June 2010
Comments
I was on LZ Cork from Jan. 69 to June of 69 and was on San Juan Hill from June of 69 to Jan of 70. I am looking for Charlie McDermott, Bill Sorenson, and Lt Baltruzck. I have reconnected with Paul Conway. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who served with me that remembers me.
Would like to hear from anyone B Btry. 6th Batl. 11th Arty. Arrived in country January 20, 1969, spent two weeks in battalion mess and then assigned to LZ Cork (February 3,69) jumped from Cork to LZ San Juan Hill dug in and built a firebase. I was on gun 2 on Cork and San Juan as an RTO. In June of 69 I was reassigned to FDC as RTO. Agent Orange has taken a lot of my memory. Dr. says it would be good therapy to reconnect with those you knew. Please, Please To Many letters for e-mail address if you would call me at 1-918-348-2786 I would greatly appreciate. Looking forward hearing from anyone in the battery and discuss the service and sacrifice we all gave to our country!!!!! God Bless.


Name: John Stillwell
EMail: JohnStillwell47@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Hubbardton
State: VT
Date: 10 June 2010
Comments
Good to see the names and faces from long ago. Wishing the best to all. Hope to see everyone again In Texas.


Name: Paul Conway
EMail: meadowlarkridge@centurytel.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Fossil
State: OR

Date: 09 June 2010
Comments
I would like to see rosters of those who served in 68-69


Name: Don Kreutzer
EMail: donkreutzer@frontier.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Amherst
State: Nebr
Date: 29 May 2010
Comments
Served July 1970 to July 1971, also with HQ Support, Dong Ha.


Name: Jim Reno
EMail: (not provided)
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: HQ Btry/D Btry
Hometown: Kingston
State: OK
Date: 22 May 2010
Comments
Was in HQ and D Btry.  Glad to see some familiar names on the guest list. Nice to know that most of us made it back. Looking forward to the reunion. Tele # 580-564-9262 if you want to talk. lots of luck all.


Name: Michael Lewis
EMail: boss4149@aol.com
Years: 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Saint Augustine
State: Fl
Date: 17 May 2010
Comments
Have not been able to find any of the men I served in Nam with. Gun one, C Battery, 1/82 Field Arty. 155 Boomer, Fink, Postell, Rhein, Fatts, Blaha, Dickson, Baker, Peach, etc.


Name: Benny Martinez
EMail: oxa1@ymail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Baytown
State: TX
Date: 09 May 2010
Comments
Served on San Juan Hill, My crew built the first helipad. Served with Greg Victor FDC operator was also on LZ Cork as Ammo Sgt/Resupply. Was also on guns with Sgt Flynn.  Like to hear from you.


Name: Kenneth Adamson
EMail: kennyadamson@verizon.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Orange
State: VA
Date: 08 May 2010
Comments
Want to say hello to all my brothers, suffering from PTSD, don't remember too much. need someone who remembers me to please please get in touch with me. There are two "homeys" I am looking for.


Name: Harry Horn
EMail: callyhorn@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Wenatchee
State: WA
Date: 08 May 2010
Comments
I just found this web site. Brang back many memories. I was with A Battery with Tom Powell, Mike Smith, Bob Goldsrand, Pete Carrig, I can't remember the rest of the guys; maybe later. Would love to hear from any of you many years ago. I live in Wenatchee, Washington and own a auto repair shop. Saw some of the pictures that Tom Powell posted; very cool. Am looking forward to going to San Antonio next year for reunion. Thank you, HARRY HORN


Name: Cliff Stansbery
EMail: cliffie1946@gmail.com
Years: 1968
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Scottsdale
State: AZ
Date: 03 May 2010
Comments
I came into 6-11 in June of 1968 from C-Btry, 1/14. Left in Oct.1968. I was on Gerry Smith's gun as RTO. Great job on the web site!


Name: Wayne McClain
EMail: wayne.w.mcclain@uscg.mil
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: Attached Personnel
Hometown: McKinleyville
State: CA
Date: 26 April 2010
Comments
Hi Guys! I was a Medic on LZ Thunder and others. At this point I am lucky to remember my name.......Hope you kept your head clear and can help me remember! Hope to hear from you. Doc McClain


Name: Jim Turek
EMail: blympee@zoominternet.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Grove City
State: PA
Date: 20 April 2010
Comments
Gentlemen! I have a question---How many of us have been diagonsed with Prostate Cancer? Just got mine yesterday, now trying to find out how the VA will handle this mess from Agent Orange. Wife and I are to meet with Dr again and discuss options of treatment. Hope all is well with all of you.


Name: Mike Bixenman
EMail: bixnot@comcast.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Tinton Falls
State: NJ
Date: 16 April 2010
Comments
In country Nov 69 - Sep 70. On M102A1 for a short while and then in FDC.


Name: Bob Manning
EMail: rpmducpho@norwaymi.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Norway
State: MI
Date: 12 April 2010
Comments
Was assigned to C-6/11th in 1968 on a firebase south of Duc Pho. I was immediately sent out as a RTO for D Company 1/20th LIB. I served with them through most of my tour. I've seen much mentioned on this web site of LZ Cork. I was on the lead chopper that first took that hill. It was a cold LZ when we landed, but took a few mortar rounds shortly after. We secured the hill until Artillery came in and a short while after that, walked of it and worked the area around it. Was a very dangerous area to work. Sorry to read about the guys on that hill that were over run. I rejoined C-6/11 for the last few months of my tour, but remember only a few people. CPL Liga, and Mike Raguso. I was one of the lucky ones to make it home without a scratch. God Bless and Take Care.


Name: Jim Cody
EMail: jamescody09@comcast.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Parsonsburg
State: MD
Date: 03 April 2010
Comments
Would like to hear from anyone in COMO or FDC.


Name: Henry A.Gall Jr. [HANK]
EMail: toniandhank@att.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Columbus
State: Ohio
Date: 08 March 2010
Comments
Well over 40 years, I got a phone call from Larry about reunion in Texas, if all goes right I'll be there. Saving pennies now. I'm looking for old orders, if I can find, will find more guys. Sgt. Cherry took me off my gun to drive for Captain, it was alright until that day Sgt..McCarthy told me when I got back from the BOB HOPE SHOW that we were going to jump a few guns. Jan.2 1970 that day I found out what the different is between heaven and hell. I have a lot to talk about, but I'm not too good with this computer stuff. LT.Right was FO that night. One thing on the good side that might help some you remember who I AM, the cooks let me use the mess hall one night and the little DAGO boy cook up pizza you could smell it all over the hill. I have never had to cut a pizza in so many pieces, put on your thinking hat guys. Will be real nice. Hope to see everyone again. One more thing, I had to show the movies and every time the film broke you guys went nuts. Maybe it was the beer. God bless all who made it home, and a prayer for the ones that didn't the radio man. Does anybody remember Henry Hahn, I got some pic's of him if I can find them.


Name: Chuck Happe
EMail: chh_tat354@live.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Long Beach
State: CA
Date: 06 March 2010
Comments
Thad and Larry, please ck your info on my current email, as I have retired and don't have the CSU email anymore. I was with C-6/11 from April 1967 (came with others from Fort Ord) to sometime in 1968 (can't remember exactly). I was Battery Recorder and the driver for the XO Jim Rys at Schofield. Then on Thunder did RTO/Recorder, Chart Operator, and then Computer (i.e. with slip stick). Higgins ran the FADAC (but I could calc the fire mission faster that it could with the original data!). I believe we were on LZ Center, when we were told they needed to move some people out of the unit, so not everyone would have the same DROS date. Ask the other FDC guys about sleeping in the bunker on Center. It was underground, and the walls were lined with empty ammo boxes, and there was a rat's nest in every one of them. I went to D-1/198, and then to the FDC at Americal Div in Chu Lai.


Name: Larry Carter
EMail: 49carter@bellsouth.net
Years: 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Rogersville
State: TN
Date: 06 March 2010
Comments
Looking for Jackie Allen and Marshall Millwood, would like to hear from others serving in B/6/11 in 1970


Name: Ray Rose
EMail: rayrose@usa.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Tall Timbers
State: MD
Date: 05 March 2010
Comments
I can't believe it's been 40 years and it only seems like yesterday.


Name: Jerry Toebben
EMail: jrdlt@hotmail.com
Years: 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Jefferson City
State: MO.
Date: 14 February 2010
Comments


Name: Joseph A Monday, LTC (Ret)
EMail: jmonday@hotmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Spring Hill
State: FL
Date: 11 February 2010
Comments
Great website. Thanks to Larry Solie for calling tonight and letting me know about it. I served as FA LNO w/4-3 Inf (Old Guard) on San Juan Hill from May-Oct '69. Took command of Btry D in Oct '69 and held command until ETS in May '70. Battalion Commanders were LTC Paul Gleave and LTC Robert Kleinfelder. Looking forward to viewing more of the site as time permits.


Name: Arthur Santry
EMail: spiffy1955@aol.com
Years: 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Chelmsford
State: MA
Date: 10 February 2010
Comments
Served as section chief FDC from mid Feb to May 15, l was infused from 3/16th l recall Robert Hufshmidt as the best officer l ever met, too bad he was KIA a great loss.. Also recall Bertrsm, Rusch, Scheafer, Godfrey.. We Were Busy..


Name: Ray A. Gantz
EMail: rgantz1@comcast.net
Years: 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: York
State: PA
Date: 09 February 2010
Comments
You guys really did a nice job on this web site. Wish we had more photos of Delta Battery. Steve Cunningham had a lot. I was in country from Dec 1969 thru Feb 1971 and served in FDC


Name: Lyndon A. Hood
EMail: hood.lyndon@gmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Paris
State: TX
Date: 06 February 2010
Comments
Served under 1st Sgt Henry Peer in '69 in Duc Pho--looking for any buddies


Name: Harry Mitchell
EMail: deeharry@att.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: San Leandro
State: CA
Date: 05 February 2010
Comments
I came in country Nov 3 1970 ETS 26 Oct 1971.  Stood down unit in Chu Lai.  Went on every mission, was a jack of all trades from munitions, set bunger lines in Duc Pho and on several LZ's, driving for the company commander to being a cook. I was suppose to be driving the truck that the boys got killed in on the way to to the DMZ, got pulled to drive the Col's jeep, pulled guard duty that first night there with no commo, no flares and some guy I didn't know, what a fubar that was. Yea I was there when Kelley went out when he didn't have to. Does any one out there Jim Duncan, Lee Easton, Rudy Baker, Jim Rose.  Does anyone remember me?  Mad Dogs and Englishmen


Name: Jim Corrigan
EMail: jcorrigan7@rcn.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Newton
State: MA
Date: 03 February 2010
Comments
Just stumbled across this website. Looking for people from '69-'70 tour - FDC and HQ. Mal Rioux/Joe Carroll/Terry Carroll/Don Bittner/Mike Quick/Jim Jacobi/Mike Devincentis/Walter Smith/Jim Marshall/Richard Douglass/Bill Eisenbeis/Bill Hayes/Stan Musgrave/Ted Ortega/Bob Laud/Dennis Detiberos/Mike Bishoff.


Name: Jim Wambold
EMail: jkwambold@6-11artillery.org
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: West Chester
State: PA
Date: 31 January 2010
Comments
I just received word that CPT Charles S. (Chuck) Seketa, an original member of the 1-20 Infantry in Hawaii and RVN, passed-away today. Updates on the arrangements for his services will be posted on the 1-20 site at www.1-20infantry.org


Name: Dennis Koontz
EMail: boonvnv@earthlink.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Mt. Victory
State: Ohio
Date: 29 January 2010
Comments
I have a few pictures to get to the web site. Can't remember names so please help to put names with faces.  Larry could you contact me regarding this. Sincerely, Dennis.


Name: Ron Green
EMail: ron_green46@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Ocoee
State: TN
Date: 29 January 2010
Comments
I retired and moved back to Tennessee. Would love to hear from anyone in the unit. Also, would like to know what happened to CPT Nick Henry.


Name: Gregory Victor
EMail: glvic@lcsys.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Vanderbilt
State: Pa
Address: glvic@lcsys.net
Telephone:
Date: 23 January 2010
Comments
I was looking through your site and saw a couple of the fellows I served with in Vietnam, Mike Pace, Dan Hallup, and Benny Marteniz. Wouldn't mind hearing from any of these guys.


Name: Rick Hubner
EMail: rickhubner@gmail.com
Years: 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Warwick
State: NY
Date: 21 January 2010
Comments
I originally shipped to VN with 1/14th Arty. Joined up with A Battery 6/11th about six months into my tour. 1st LT. - FO & FDC officer. (It's been a long time). ~Rick


Name: Drew Fontenot
EMail: drew1950@gmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Church Point
State: La
Date: 17 January 2010
Comments
I remember all the guys from C Battery that have written in the guest book. After years of searching, I found "Doc" Joe Barhorst, Steve Sells, "Hardhat" Douglas Clearwater, John Chasny, Frank Slater, Phil Kistler. Some others were found but never got in touch with them. Would love to hear from anybody that remembers me.


Name: Mick Harrison
EMail: mickart@mato.com
Years: 1968
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Belle Fourche
State: SD
Date: 14 January 2010
Comments
Great photos, Zeke, more than I took! (lost all of mine during a move). Only have my beat up Zippo left.


Name: Edward Weber
EMail: elw1221@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Coulterville
State: IL
Date: 08 January 2010
Comments
Served in the ammo crew Gun 1 and as mail carrier.  Many chopper rides.


Name: Dennis L Koontz
EMail: boonevnv@earthlink.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Mt. Victory
State: OH
Date: 06 January 2010
Comments
LZ's Thunder, Buff, Manassas, Bronco, Crunch, Dragon, Jeff, Max, Hill 285, C Btry


Name: Bill (Rios) Rivers
EMail: Rios48@comcast.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Port Charlotte
State: FL
Date: 06 January 2010
Comments
Welcome Home Brothers!! 40 years, been a long time. I came to Nam with the 1/82nd Arty. unit from Washington in July 68' and around Oct. was infused into A Btry. 6/11th. Sometime between Oct. 68' and Feb. 69' I caught my finger in a 105 breach, the medic wrapped it and due to monsoon weather in the DucPho highlands on (?)LZ Pepper or Cork(?) the medevacs couldn't come in till the next day when I was flown out to a base hospital and sent back to A Btry. a couple days later. Would appreciate hearing from someone who recalls this. I think I was on a 105 named Aquarius after the old hippie revolution. Can't remember names but this was a regular 105 we used in many jumps. I was also medevac out 2 Feb. 69' and sent to Camp Drake Hosp. in Osaka, Japan until my return to A Btry. in mid March. Thanks for this site and hopefully some brothers will be brought together again from the battery. God Bless you all!


Name: Larry Carpenter nickname"Tree"
EMail: LDC-2-Tall@atlanticbb.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Williston
State: S.C.
Date: 05 January 2010
Comments
I was in BN FDC at LZ Bronco and Cork, a lot of good and bad memories, but best of all "All the great men I got to know"


Name: Forest (Don) Hicks
EMail: jon_e_bob@yahoo.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Rockwood
State: MI
Date: 02 January 2010
Comments
Don doesn't have a computer but was one of the original members and then infused to 1/14 C Btry 196th and lives by me 1 block away.  I also have more orders with his name on it. Thank You, John Forsythe


Name: Al Ryder
EMail: gavjes@msn.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Riverview
State: Fl
Date: 26 December 2009
Comments
Hi Gerry, I remember you well. I tried your e-mail address but the connection failed. Merry Christmas to you and all members of the 6/11th


Name: Gerard Frey
EMail: freygj@hvc.rr.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Middletown
State: NY
Date: 25 December 2009
Comments
Sometime around October 1968 I had been in country around 6 months Assigned to SVC battery 3/16 artillery, Chu Lai. I was infused with a new unit in country for a short time. The new unit was also artillery and located on LZ Uptight. I believe I was assigned with Al Ryder who was a bartender from Long Island NY prior to being drafted. Our Sargeant was an Italian guy from Brooklyn I forget his name. One other guy I remember was a kid from Alabama whose favorite alcoholic drink was rootbeer and scotch. Another memorable character was a Sgt Burns who was assigned to the adjacent gun. I was infused from 3/16 with one other guy named Duane Bushar who prior to being drafted was a stone cutter from Wisconsin. I don't know why but after all these years I Googled LZ Uptight and came up with Al Ryders website. I always wondered how every one fared. When I was there things were pretty hot. I was glad to see so many guys made it out.


Name: Daniel "Peanuts" Ramirez
EMail: dramirez@sagapetroleum.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Midland
State: Tx
Date: 22 December 2009
Comments
C Btry 25Nov68-25Nov69 LZ Bronco last LZ, Gun 4 (?) with Cpl Abby, Sgt Topaski, Ben RTO, Junior Fl., Don Beck, Wa. Cuequecha, Nick, Pops, Lt. Gallager can't remember everyone. One of our mission was to sit on top of the hill (MARS station) LZ Bronco and fire dir on VC targets that rocketed us from their location. I remember Eddy who went to be a driver for the CO. Looking for you guys email me.


Name: Del Campbell
EMail: delcampbell@aol.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: near Austin
State: TX
Date: 17 December 2009
Comments
I was the S3 of the battalion from Sep70 to Mar71...


Name: Edward Taylor (Eddie)
EMail: edwardcorny@yahoo.de
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Hanau
State: Germany
Date: 17 December 2009
Comments
Hi All, I just found this Site after four Decades. I was in SGT Eckloffs Section on LZ Liz.  I am looking for anyone who can remember on LZ Dragon as I was a Cpl. 1968 and was injured and medivaced to the Hospital in Chu Lai. If anyone remembers, please contact me right away. I thank you in advance.


Name: Louie Wolfe
EMail: louups2000@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Davenport
State: Fl
Date: 15 December 2009
Comments
Just found this sight Took over Supply after Sgt Palmer left, was there for Lom Som 719 also when Harris, Mead, Brimager and Taketa were killed. Have only been in touch with Top Calder and Mike Grether since I was out. Welcome home to everyone out there and take care


Name: Doug Furman
EMail: DouglasLFurman@gmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Fullerton
State: CA
Date: 12 December 2009
Comments
I really enjoyed the photo slide show! Thanks


Name: Robert L "Bobby" Holmes
EMail: bobmaestrousa@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Ventura
State: CA
Date: 08 December 2009
Comments
Great website! We were so much younger, then; we're older than that Now! Hope the Obama admin will fund the VA properly. Don't mean nothing to Bobby Holmes!


Name: Jerry Guthrie
EMail: jlynnguthrie@hotmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Conway
State: Mo
Date: 07 December 2009
Comments
I was on gun #6 San Juan Hill I would like to hear from some of you.


Name: TOM GELOK
EMail: TOM.DEXTER@HOTMAIL.COM
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: BRADENTON
State: FL
Date: 29 November 2009
Comments
LOOKING FOR A FRIEND FRED (LUCKY) HE WAS ON SAN JUAN HILL 69/70 HE WOULD BE BY GUN 4 BUT NOT IN ARTY I THINK HE DID SOMETHING WITH FIRE MISSIONS CAN ANYONE HELP TOM G


Name: Charles Hatmaker
EMail: charleshatmaker@att.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Dayton
State: OH

Date: 07 October 2009
Comments
Looking for anyone who served on San Juan Hill 70-71


Name: Bruce Strandmark
EMail: bruvic.ga@cox.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Byron
State: GA
Date: 20 September 2009
Comments
LZ San Juan Hill ... A place and time to be remembered.


Name: PAUL(BUCK SGT.)MEYERS
EMail: dvemt2@zoomtown.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Dayton
State: Ky
Date: 16 September 2009
Comments
I have a post on on the "old guest page" and I just thought I would update. It's great to hear from everyone and know that they made it back to the "world". Remember " Don't mean nothing", well it absolutely does. Please feel free to e-mail me at anytime, I was chief of section gun #5 on LZ LIZ, went to Dong Ha on convoy north in support of Operation Lom Son 719.I was in the accident when Ken Taketa was killed, dusted off, and after we returned to LIZ soon left country. I have been in contact with Frank Slater, Larry Kettleson, Larry Boyer, Tom Armetta, Steve Sells, Bob Mazza, and George Hulbert, and I hope I'm not leaving anyone out . Where are you Steve White? It would really awesome like to hear from all my "fellow buddy veterans". Welcome home!!!!


Name: Danny Cullum
EMail: kkschupbach@aol.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Nashville,
State: TN
Date: 13 September 2009
Comments
I served at LZ Liz from 2-1970 to 12-1970 and was gunner on gun 4. Charlie battery 1/82 artillery. I have looked for years for old buddies including Bill Wilson, Dennis Metcalf, Spaceman Ellis and others. I would like to hear from others with information.


Name: Steven Schuyler
EMail: rarebook@comcast.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Boston area
State: MA
Date: 05 September 2009
Comments
I went to Ft. Sill for 13E20 (Artillery intelligence, Fire Direction Center) AIT training, and then onto Viet Nam. At first I was in Charlie Battery, at the time we moved from Bronco to LZ Liz. I was there when we lost 3-4 soldiers en route to LZ Liz, driving over a high explosives charge. I remember Rich Kelly working with me and then deciding to go out to the field. He was killed shortly after that. While with Charlie Btry I also adjusted artillery for a time. I got reassigned to HHB and the FDC for Battalion and was there when we went to Dong Ha and Khe Sanh and the DMZ. I still hear from Bill Cording (D and HQ Btry) and Russ Oullette. I can remember thinking while we were up in Khe Sanh and that Operation Lom San 719 in support of the ARVNs into Laos, that up north you couldn't tell the difference between the good and bad guys. I think the kids over in Iraq have the same problem now.


Name: Tom Cowan (Doc)
EMail: tcowan@ppg.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Troy
State: MI
Date: 01 September 2009
Comments
Was a medic in the field with B battery on LZ Cork. Just watched a video (8mm) on youtube.com called "LZCork & other" I know I was there when it was filmed, brought back memories Sgt. Antone, Bravo the little black dog, and all you wonderful guys from B battery. 40 years ago. God bless you all.


Name: Patrick S. Phinney
EMail: paladinwelding@gotsky.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Ashfork
State: AZ
Date: 25 August 2009
Comments
Was assigned as RTO in Arty Liaison LZ 411, 3/1 Inf. TOC. LTC Stottle was Inf BC then. I remember Russel T. Anderson. He and others were wounded, and I think two were killed in bunker when grenade went off. I remember a guy we called tree (Kyser) and maybe a medic just off R&R. This was in Jan 70. Anyone remember incident? It still haunts me to this day.


Name: Michael Scouten
EMail: masclinic@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Lawton
State: OK
Date: 21 August 2009
Comments
Just found this site after all these years. I was assigned to C Battery in July/Aug.69. Stayed in the battery for 25 days and then sent to the field with B Co 1/20 Inf. as an RTO. I stayed in the field for thirteen months. For each time I came back in to see what job I could get the XO (name forgotten) or the First Sgt. (also name forgotten) said I would have to go back on the Howitzers. I became a forgot person in our Battalion. When I cleared LZ Bronco no one knew who I was. I did get out of service after Nam but went back in and Retired after 20 years in the Army, being a cannon cocker.


Name: Joe Anderson
EMail: joeanderson5767@comcast.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Eldersburg
State: MD
Date: 20 August 2009
Comments
I was a Forward Observer with "B" Battery from September, 1967 until I was transferred to the 3/16th up on Hawk Hill in mid April, 1968. I also had to replace Lt. Eddie Harris (an orignal unit memberr of "B" Battery)when he was KIA in April 1968. I also did a second, though shorter, tour as an Aerial Observer from December 1968 until July, 1969.


Name: Jack Dugger
EMail: jpdugger@windstream.net
Years: 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Blairsville
State: GA
Date: 17 August 2009
Comments
Hello


Name: harold robinson
EMail: hrobbie1@yahoo.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Savannah
State: GA
Date: 14 August 2009
Comments
40 years ago this week (sorry, don't remember exact dates), I left LZ Thunder and returned to the world. Welcome home to all.


Name: Al Hagler
EMail: alanh123456@aol.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Cincinnati
State: Oh
Date: 28 July 2009
Comments
Hi All, I just found this site. I was the medic in B Btry from the boat ride over until ~June of 1968. Then infused to the 1st and 82nd Arty. I saved some photos from several of the LZ's and will post them when I can find them. Good Luck to All.


Name: Steve Cunningham
EMail: sldscunningham1@hotmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Forest Lake
State: MN
Date: 24 July 2009
CommentsBATTERY ADJUST!!!!!!!! I am trying to locate guys from Gun #6 and FDC who were on Hill 411 between Nov 69 and Dec 70. I also have over a dozen rolls of pictures that I would like to download to the website. Fire an "Illumination round" if you can help (No charge 7 .. I want to be able to see it). Thank you Steve (Snoopy) Cunningham


Name: Sgt. Edward N. Cooper
EMail: cooperaber47@yahoo.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Rosedale
State: MD.
Date: 15 July 2009
Comments
I'm one of the original NCO present at Schofield Barracks Hawaii, who helped to train the Battery "A" gunners and asst. gunners on the 105mm Howitzer as well, as train many of the battalion men into one of the best artillery battery units within the Americal Division, the 11th Inf. Arty. Battery Cpt. Goldman, Sergeant Umi, Sergeant McNicols, Sergeant Spade and myself, along with others as well that helped train the 11th Inf. Arty. I had the base piece or center gun that was manned by gunner Steve Eckloff and asst. gunner was Roy Felix. After captain Goldman left the unit, it wasn't the same. I miss many of the old guys I served with on LZ Liz and the operations we went on within the Central Highlands, do you remember those mountainyard people where we supported Special Forces Units? Its good hearing from the guys. My contact info: 443-987-2318 E-mail address cooperaber47@yahoo.com


Name: Jeff Williams
EMail: jwilliams432@cox.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Gloucester
State: Va.
Date: 09 July 2009
Comments
I would like to hear from any of the Guys from A Battery 6/11. I was with them from July 68 to July 69.


Name: Richard Bomaster
EMail: capt46rick@yahoo.com
Years: 1969
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Louisville
State: Tn
Date: 01 July 2009
Comments
 I was a Forward Observer assigned to this unit, I lasted about a month and a half and was hit with a RPG and woke up 16 days later in Valley Forge Army Hospital. So I never got to see the battery while I was there. Bye for now Rick Bomaster


Name: Rhonda Curbow Brown
EMail: clayrhonda1991@aol.com
Years: Friend Or Relative
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Roopville
State: GA
Date: 23 June 2009
Comments
To all the soldiers, My father, John Curbow, passed away last month. I have fond memories of his Vietnam stories, and have great love and respect for our country and the soldiers who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. I only have bits of information and I will share that with you, maybe if you knew Daddy you can email me. Daddy was an FO in the artillery. I know he was wounded 3 times. The first time minor. The second a good bit of shrapnel, and the third he lost his foot. That was in southern Vietnam. The letters we have notified my Mother of his injury. The return address on these read: Mat 1V-77 advisory team 20. I don't know if he was still connected with the 6th battalion then or not. One name I do remember is Perez. He was with Daddy when he was wounded. Perez slipped his St. Christopher medalion around Daddy's neck and started crossing Daddy, reverting back to spanish. Daddy had to call for his own dustoff before he passed out. Perez thought he was a goner!!! My Daddy gave my oldest child the St. Christopher before she and my mom went on a trip 3 years ago. We will always cherish that story and momento from Vietnam. Daddy served in 1967-68.He lost his foot on sept.4,1968. We have a good many pictures. Daddy was a writer, coach, teacher, and poet. He has a book of Vietnam poems [which are rather weird]. He has won several awards for short stories about Vietnam. One is "Easter Morning" He was in a battle for a hill and the guys were all getting sick. When we finally took the hill, the VC had made a dam using the dead bodies. He also has a story "The Last Day", it is a very moving story of the last day he ever ran. He won the mile relay at state in high school and planned to run college track when he returned home. He was a true competitor and leaves that trait in many of his 4 children and 13 grandchildren. If you have any information on Daddy please email me. Thanks, Rhonda Curbow Brown [God bless each of you]


Name: Daniel L Hallup
EMail: jujuwoman11@verizon.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Brooksville
State:FL
Date: 22 June 2009
Comments
I am trying to get in touch with friends that served with myself in B Btry. I was FDC FADAC operator, am interested in getting in touch with Eddie Taylor, or any of the guys, will send some pictures i have of LZ Cork and a few other LZ !


Name: Bill Isaac
EMail: wti@voyager.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Onaway
State: Mi
Date: 19 June 2009
Comments
Was CO of HQ Battery on Arty Hill for second half of 68 - then 6/11 Arty Liaison Officer to the 4/21 Inf for the first half of 69. Going thru the pictures brought back a bunch of memories. Welcome Home.


Name: Thomas Woollard
EMail: twool45819@aol.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Downey
State: CA
Date: 16 June 2009
Comments
Found this site because of the Vet Center. This is fantastic. I was the only 82C20 the BN had and named most of the LZ's you guys have mentioned. It was my job to survey in the LZ's for the 6/11, ARVN's and Special Forces. So I probably met most of you along the way. Flew in and out of Duc Pho more times than I can remember..


Name: Jim Emery
EMail: frdmbrd@gmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: San Jose
State: CA
Date: 16 June 2009
Comments
My name is Jim Emery and I served with D Battery 6th 11th from 10/68 through 9/69. I signed the guest book quite some time ago. I am looking for any information on the D Battery Chief of Smoke, 1st Sgt. Carter, that I served under on LZ Amy (November 68) through at least March of 1969. Any information would be appreciated. Also, I was wondering why the website does not show any of the LZ’s that D Battery occupied. I realize there were quite a few and maybe that is the reason.


Name: Bill Sigman
EMail: Sterling2000@mindspring.com
Years: 1968
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Buford
State: Ga
Date: 07 June 2009
Comments
I'm sorry to hear of John Curbow's passing. I went to Southwest High in Atlanta with John and his brother Jamey in the early 60's. On the U.S.S. Gordon, John caught up with me on deck to say Hi. Until that time, I didn't know we were in the same group. He was an officer, so we didn't have too much time to visit, but I do know he was wounded by a rigged shell on patrol and got shrapnel wounds on his back for his first Purple Heart. When I was staged to come home, John came to see me to wish me well, but right after that he was wounded again by a Chicom mine and lost part of his foot. We visited at his parent's house when he got home. He taught at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Ga. and did some coaching, I think. He was a good guy and I have thought of him since.


Name: Robert Mazza
EMail: ramazza@optonline.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Martinsville
State: New Jersey
Date: 06 June 2009
Comments
I served with a great bunch of guys Welcome Home everyone. Feel free to e-mail me if you want.


Name: Jim Turek
EMail: blympee@zoominternet.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Grove City
State: PA
Date: 02 June 2009
Comments
Just recieved a letter this AM from John Curbow's wife. She was going thru John's mail and found the battery roster that I sent him. "John passed away on May 24th. He had fallen at my retirement party and broken his kneecap. He had surgery, but died from a blood clot going to his lungs." That was a quote from his wife about John. Strange how things go in life. I do believe he had 2 purple hearts and do not know what else. Her address is Kay Curbow. 445 Roy North Road, Carrollton, GA 30117. If you could post something on the site, I am sure it would be appreciated --- If anyone wants to send a card they could email me or maybe you.


Name: Harold L. Brown II, Col, USA, Ret
EMail: brown_hl@comcast.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Southbridge
State: VA
Date: 29 April 2009
Comments
I was the Battalion XO from October, 1970 to March, 1971 and took the Battaion North by LST from ChuLai for LamSon 719. I was selected to be the Division SGS for the rest of my tour in Vietnam.


Name: John Herbert
EMail: gehjgh@comcast.net
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Hephzibah
State: GA
Date: 07 April 2009
Comments
I was with the Americal Division in 1967 & 1968 with the 11th Infantry Brigade, Company B at Duc Pon.  I'm looking for for a 1st Sgt. Charles Webb and/or Capt Zadius Church or anybody else that was there at that time. I was in a Medical Field Hospital.


Name: Joseph Wrightsel
EMail: josephwrightsel@hotmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Kingston
State: OH
Date: 31 March 2009
Comments


Name: Chuck Plant
EMail: Charles.Plant@usdoj.gov
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Laurel
State: MD
Date: 30 March 2009
Comments


Name: Bob Goldstrand
EMail: goldstrand1@gmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Apple Valley
State: MN
Date: 30 March 2009
Comments
WISHING EVERYBODY WELL.


Name: Albert Miller
EMail: miller_albert@att.net
Years: 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: St. Charles
State: MO
Date: 28 March 2009
Comments


Name: Fritz Tyrrell
EMail: fbtyrrell@msn.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Amherst
State: NY
Date: 28 March 2009
Comments
I began by looking at random Vietnam postings of pictures and stories of 6/11th. Finally found our site thru Cliff Misemer and his wife. This is a connection we all share for life and it is great to see the spirit and loyalty to our time in history.


Name: Pete Buchan
EMail: petecathy@embarqmail.com
Years:
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Carthage
State: NC
Date: 27 March 2009
Comments
I was on LZ San Juan Hill from about May of 69 to Feb. of 70. Don't remember many names, but I certainly remember the people. Some names were Lauer, Will, Shafer, Sumpter, Dave the cook, and mama.


Name: Drew Mendelson
EMail: drewmendelson@surewest.net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Sacramento
State: CA
Date: 27 March 2009
Comments
I was the forward observer attached to Bravo 4/3 from August 1969- January 1970. I was then assigned as the artillery liaison officer to the 4/3 on San Juan Hill from then until I DEROSed in August 1970. We saw some hellacious action, probably none worse than the night of January 2, 1970 when Bravo Company's NDP on Hill 285 was overrun by a battalion of NVA. The battle started near midnight and lasted until after dawn, with 29 NVA bodies found that next morning scattered across the hill. Unexploded 82 mm mortar shells and chi-com grenades were all over the hill (one unexploded chi-com was about a foot from where I was sleeping in my hootch). We lost 7 men from the company and the artillery battery (A Battery I think) that was due to come in the next morning and lay guns to create a fire base. Much more information is on http://www.buffgrunt.com/ the great website that Tommy Skiens has created. My best regards to all my brothers in the 6-11 and the 4-3 on San Juan Hill.


Name: Robert Beverley
EMail: rbeverley@carolina.rr.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Matthews
State: NC
Date: 26 March 2009
Comments
I was in Duc Pho from Nov 68 - Feb 70. I was at BN level FDC in Duc Pho. Bravo Battery was the one I coordinated and did FDC for. I believe Capt. John Howlett was my CO for awhile. Sgt. Joe Wiggins was a good friend and in charge of us guys in BN FDC. Dennis Landsman, Tom Byledball (sp) are a couple names I remember. I would relieve some of the guys on Bravo Battery FDC when they came back for R&R to Duc Pho. I went out to LZ Cork with the guys there. We got over-run by a sapper squad one night. That was my worse time in Vietnam. What a great bunch of guys. I remember being there on either New Year's or July 4th. What a great night of flares and other sky lighting we had! I wish I remembered more of the guys. It would be nice to be at some reunion. Bob Beverley


Name: Cliff Misemer
EMail: rdrdrbn@hotmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Ventura
State: CA
Date: 21 March 2009
Comments
Looking for anyone who served with me on San Juan Hill 6/11th Arty or 4/3rd Infantry.


Name: Mike Frost
EMail: mcfrost1@sbcglobal.net
Years: 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Placerville
State: CA
Date: 17 March 2009
Comments
I was with B Btry from 3-68 to 10-68. The name of the gun I was with was "Bad News'.


Name: Mike Gavin
EMail: mgavinmws@aol.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Orange
State: CA
Date: 15 March 2009
Comments
Looking forward to the reunion.....many memories, some bad ones, but the overwhelming majority of my memories of the 6/11 are filled with humorous moments, and friendships with a great bunch of guys.


Name: Steven Sells
EMail: sells@columbus.rr.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Lancaster
State: Ohio
Date: 25 February 2009
Comments
I am getting old but I will never forget my buddies! "First to Fire" and "On time every time".


Name: Charles G. Pearcy, COL, USA (RET)
EMail: pearcyc@NDU.EDU
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Alexandria
State: VA
Date: 23 February 2009
Comments
I took command of C Battery at Schofield Barracks on 23 June 1967. I deployed by air with the rest or the 11th Brigade advance party in early December of 1967. In late December the main body of troops and equipment arrived in-country by troopship. C Battery occupied LZ THUNDER south of Duc Pho just before Christmas. I was promoted to major on 13 February 1968 and transferred to to Americal Division Artillery S-3 staff. I departed RVN on 7 November 1968 to escort the remains of my comrade and best friend, Major Robert G. Hufschmid, who was killed in action on 2 November at LZ CORK while on OPERATION VERNON LAKE. Bob's wife, Suzy, and my wife, Bonnie, shared a condominium in Honolulu while Bob and I were deployed. Bonnie officially escorted Suzy back to West Point as I was escorting Bob's remains for burial at West Point. On 1 November, I had visited the 11th brigade HQ to attend an OPERATION VERNON LAKE planning brief and to inform Bob that I had arranged for both of us to come back together to clear our wives' condo. We had lunch together after the briefing and Bob expressed unease about this operation which was scheduled to be his last before returning home. We said our farewells and I left. That night I called my wife on the MARS radio to let her and Suzy know that Bob and I would be returning together and to pass on Bob's love to Suzy. The next day, 2 November, Bob was killed in action. We did come back together.


Name: Dale J. Barker
EMail: dbarker7@columbus.rr.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Columbus
State: Ohio
Date: 12 February 2009
Comments


Name: John "Jack" Brown
EMail: J.A.X@sbcglobal,net
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Lomita
State: CA
Date: 11 February 2009
Comments
On LZ Debbie April 1969 to April 1970. If you stopped in the club on Debbie I probably sold you a beer. I would turn the money over to Jerry Guilebbe (I think). Also Helped Alan Redsicker build a new mess hall for Ray Franz. God bless you all.


Name: Roger D. Blair
EMail: rogerblair@hotmail.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Russell Springs
State: KY
Date: 07 February 2009
Comments
One of the first in when 6/11 was being formed in May 1967, left Hawaii Dec 4 1967 on the USS Gordon landed in Viet Nam 21 Dec 1967. Infused to 1/3 Arty Feb 1968.


Name: Dennis Lentz
EMail: DennisL@QBCorp.com
Years: 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Boise
State: Idaho
Date: 05 February 2009
Comments
I just found the web site it was great to see familiar names, I would sure like to hear from all of you. It has been a long time but this has refreshed some mixed emotions for sure. You all are great Americans and I am proud of all you have done.


Name: Larry Carpenter
EMail: ldc-2-tall@atlanticbb.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Williston
State:SC
Date: 27 January 2009
Comments
My nickname was "TREE" because I am 6'6". I was in Bn FDC at Duc Pho and LZ Cork in '68 and '69. I'm sure glad I finally found this internet site and the list of fellow 6/11 friends.


Name: Ray Meyers (Spec 4)
EMail: ray6tee7@aol.com
Years: 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Wake Forest
State: NC
Date: 27 January 2009
Comments
I never thought I would be linked to some of the guys I proudly served with during my short (3 months) time with A Battery, 6/11th. I was infused from B Battery 1/14th up above Chu Lai around the beginning of July ('68) and rotated home either very late September or the 1st day or so of October. Can't wait to make contact with some of the guys that I remember. God Bless all of you guys! Ray


Name: Robert J Adamczak
EMail: radamczak@wi.rr.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Greendale
State: WI
Date: 25 January 2009
Comments
Great group of young warriers. Will never forget all the men we lost. Still proud and sad.


Name: John C. Willis
EMail: jcwillis01@cs.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Los Angeles
State: CA
Date: 22 January 2009
Comments
Served in C Battery in Hawaii, C and D Batts in Vietnam and did six months with Charlie, 1/20 as artillery RTO. Many thanks to all who have done so much work on this site.


Name: James Percuoco
EMail: belair1954@q.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Los Lunas
State: nm 87031
Date: 20 January 2009
Comments


Name: Dan Hinrichs
EMail: dan_hinrichs@hotmail.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Lake Ozark
State: Mo
Date: 13 January 2009
Comments
Just found this great site. Was in Hq. Co. FDC (Bn. FDC) with responsibilities for checking firing data for both Alpha and Charlie Battery (Charlie was on LZ Bronco-DucPho). Because of PTSD I can't put any names with faces from many photos I took. Found names of HQ. FDC guys I served with: Robert Beverly, Johnathan Kolpeci, Joe Wiggs, Bill Henry, Tex, Capt. Howlett and can't find names of others. Any of you who read this and remember me (April 1969-May 1970 always at Bn. FDC on Bronco) pls. get in touch with me. Remember Jan. 1970 when in contact with Alpha Battery, Lt. Robert Carrol Wright CO, was killed by small arms fire in perimeter breach. Got in touch with his mother 10 yrs. ago and found that he was awarded DSC and a training facility was named after him at Ft. Sill, Ok. with a bronze plaque of his likeness in the firefight. He pushed a couple of his men down and took the brunt of the attack taking out 5 cong while saving his men. You can find info. out about him and other KIA on the Vietnam Wall site on the internet. Glad you all made it back to LZ World--brothers forever--may we find peace in our minds from what we saw and went through.


Name: Ken Boatman
EMail: ken3393@hotmail.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Coppell
State: TX
Date: 09 January 2009
Comments
Looking forward to the reunion in Washington state in April. Was FO in B Btry from June 1967 to June 1968. then various assignments in 6/11 until Dec 1968.


Name: Charles R Whiting
EMail: cwhiting@albionminerals.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Layton
State: UT
Date: 06 January 2009
Comments
I was a very young 20 year old 2nd Lieutenant who had the opportunity to serve as Headquarter Battery Commander when the 6/11 was formed in Hawaii. Eighteen lieutenants arrived fresh out of OCS in Fort Sill Oklahoma in April 1967 to fill the officer positions. I had a great First Sergeant who kept me straight. I do not remember his name after all these years but I do remember his willingness to put up with me and teach me the basics. In September of 1967 some captains arrived and I went to Charlie battery as an forward observer. I served only a few months in field in Nam before I came back to battalion as the fire direction officer and the battalion air observer. In October I went back to Charlie battery as the battery fire direction officer. Lt Jim Rys figured out that if we extended 3 months on our tour we could get out of the service six months earlier to go back to college. I did serve with the original D battery under Captain Gamble during the infamous battle of Pink Ville. No one wants to remember that one.


Name: Thad Lindquist
EMail: crashlindquist@hughes.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Anacortes
State: WA
Date: 01 December 2008
Comments
We are looking for the original members of the 6/11 who live in Washington, Oregon and northern Califonia for a get together at the end of March near Ocean Shores at the Pacific Beach Resort and Conference Center. It is a Navy resort and is very reasonable to stay at. If you would like to attend send me your e-mail address or home address and I will make sure you get all the information.


Name: Jim Turek
EMail: blympee@zoominternet.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Grove City
State: PA
Date: 27 November 2008
Comments
Came home today , 40 years ago. Flew out of Cam Ran Bay, to Dakota Air Force Base, to I do believe McCord Air Force Base, to Chicago---called home and arrived at about the same time my family arrived at Pittsburgh. Been all up hill after that. Have been blessed with my own wonderful family and my daughter is still in the Air Force, stationed in Augusta Ga. Wife and youngest son there now and older son and I just went out for dinner. To all of you ----WELCOME HOME---and may God Bless you all.


Name: Terry Cychosz
EMail: tccyan@hotmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Thornton
State: CO
Date: 08 November 2008
Comments
I've been trying for 35 years to locate Sergeant of our gun ( Sam Hundht ) I do know that he was from the state of MN


Name: Bill Ferguson
EMail: linbill@mchsi.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Davenport
State: Ia
Date: 03 November 2008
Comments
After I received a note from " Doc" Preuc, ( next one below ) I navigated to the new website for an update. I was with the First Infantry down south and when they sent their colors back to the states, we got to go on a tour the country trip and landed on LZ Debbie and LZ Charlie Brown for the remainder of my time. Glad to see a name I had not seen in close to 40 years. To all, " Welcome Home ", brothers. Bill


Name: Albert D. F. Preuc
EMail: apreuc@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: GUAM
State:
Date: 23 October 2008
Comments
Served in Vietnam 1969-1970 as a Medic for LZ Debbie A-Batry 6/11 Artillery, Very happy to have served with such brave and good men..AL Preuc


Name: Tom Skiens
EMail: tskiens@centurytel.net
Years: 1968
Battery: Other
Hometown:
State:
Date: 2 October 2008
Comments
Gentlemen,
My name is Tom Skiens. I served with the 4/3 11th LIB in 1968.
Myself and a medic from the 4/3 are collecting the stories of your trip home from Vietnam.
We think each story is unique and will help you fine tune your story to fit on the Freedom Bird page.
Below are examples of stories submitted so far.
Please forward this announcement to others on your mailing list. 
http://www.buffgrunt.com/The%20freedom%20bird.html 
Please consider putting your story together and sending it to me.
tskiens@centurytel.net  
You retain all rights and control, we just do what you say.
Thanx, Tom Skiens
 

Name: Albert Dennis Frank Preuc
EMail: apreuc@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Guam
State: GU
Date: 27 September 2008
Comments
Served as a Medic (DOC) on LZ Debbie, A-battery 6/11th Artillery, with Capt. Hoagland, very close with Dailbert Gardner and James Behm, our unit had a tight brotherhood.


Name: Mike Pace
EMail: mikeann@htc.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Mascoutah
State: Illinois
Date: 26 September 2008
Comments
Just found this site, hope everyone is doing fine. I seen Greg Victor & Dan Hallup's name. Thanks for the site.


Name: benny martinez
EMail: mtz1@ymail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: baytown
State: texas
Date: 19 August 2008
Comments
ANYONE THAT WAS WITH B BRTY 6/11 ARTILLERY ON LZ CORK & SAN JUAN HILL LET ME KNOW I WAS RESUPPLY/AMMO SGT.


Name: Thomas A Armetta
EMail: tarmetta100@yahoo.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Date: 25 July 2008
Comments
To Larry Boyer and Larry Ketelson, I remember you both very well. I too was there when Harris, Mead, Brinager, and Taketa were killed. I was the one that had to go with Top Calder to identify them.


Name: Kenneth A. Zilke
EMail: kazllz@msn.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Tacoma
State: WA
Date: 03 July 2008
Comments
I was the FO with B 1/20 at Minh Long Special Forces Camp then went to Liason with 3/1 at LZ Cork in time for it to get half over run. (New Bn. CO decided that H&I fire off of the hill revealed our positions ... as if they didn't know where we were. The bunker line fell asleep ...) God, How did we survive that?


Name: Gilmore Kerry
EMail: anniekerry@bellsouth.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Leesville
State: LA
Date: 21 June 2008
Comments
I was NCOIC S4 of the 6/11th ARTY 11TH BRIG Americal Division arriving in Hawaii in June 1967 and deploying with the DIV to Vietnam in December 1967. Remained the NCOIC of the S4 operation until December 1968. We were located at Duc Pho fire base during this period.


Name: Terry Elliott
EMail: terry.r.elliott@boeing.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: D Btry
Hometown: Seattle
State: WA
Date: 13 June 2008
Comments


Name: Richard Bomaster
EMail: capt46rick@yahoo.com
Years: 1969
Battery: Other
Hometown: Louisville
State: TN
Date: 23 May 2008
Comments
Greetings. Was an FO assigned to C Company 3rd/1st, didn't ever see the Artillery Battery. Was hit with an RPG 12 August 69 and woke up Stateside in Valley Forge Hospital. Just checking things out and found this web site "WELCOME HOME". Check out my E-mail and drop me a line and will write back. Thanks, Rick.


Name: Nicholas Jasper
EMail: gnique@aol.com
Years: 1970
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Salem
State: OR
Date: 28 April 2008
Comments
I was an FO for almost all of my tour. I was with A, B, C, D and E (Recon) 4/21 inf. I got to make up my own call sign when I was with Recon (Gipsy Moth) Do any of you FDC guys remember that call sign? I FO'd in the Rocket Pocket and around hill 56.


Name: Larry Boyer
EMail: boyerlarry@bellsouth.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Cunningham
State: TN
Date: 20 April 2008
Comments
Served on Liz and Snoopy. Was there when the battery went to Dong Ha. Would like to get in touch with some of you guys. I was there when Harris, Mead, Brinegar, and Taketa were killed.


Name: Billy Wright
EMail: wrightb57@sbcglobal.net
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Sikeston
State: MO
Date: 12 April 2008
Comments



Name: Jack B. Williamson
EMail: williamson103@yahoo.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Statesboro
State: GA
Date: 05 March 2008
Comments
I was involved with the initial training for the unit while at Schofield Barracks. We only had two Artillery officers in addition to the Battalion Medical Officer and the Signal Corps Officer. I was only with the unit for a short period of time (about 3 months) due to my enlistment being completed in December 1967. I was the CO for HQ, A, B and C Batteries. We were training 5 1/2 days a week and were receiving men from Vietnam as well as straight out of advanced training. I now practice law with the public defender's office in Statesboro, GA Jack B. Williamson 103 Laurel Lane Statesboro, GA 30458 / 912-687-0368


Name: Larry Ketelsen
EMail: larjankete@frontiernet.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Charter Oak
State: Iowa
Date: 23 February 2008
Comments
Known as Tank and served with Barry Blackman, Kent Lemoine, Dean Hast, Calvin Cohen, Ted Hays, Jim Flanning, Don Madison?, Zona, knew Steven Sells, was there when Marter was killed.


Name: James Hollenback
EMail: holle199@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: St Pete
State: Florida
Date: 20 February 2008
Comments
Was known as Squirrel when there--was in Motor Pool and then Supply, ran convoys mostly


Name: Roy R. Felix
EMail: linda felix7
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Florence
State: AZ.
Date: 20 February 2008
Comments
I was asst. gunner to Eckloff on Coopers' gun section. Ended up on hill 63 at an ammo depot

WebMaster's Note:  Roy, get back to me with a full e-mail address and I'll make the correction.  Thanks, Jim


Name: Peter Dumar
EMail: pdumar@nycap.rr.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Middle Grove
State: NY
Date: 17 February 2008
Comments
I would first like to say a very special thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this all come together. I have thought about many of you through out the years with fond memories in the bitts and peaces that I have. I have lost a lot of memories but the ones that do pop in to my head are all great ones of the men that I served and fought with. I also miss my friends that are no longer with us. I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the reunion and if you can not make it don’t hesitate to give me a call or e-mail if you would like. Your, “On Time Friend”, Peter Dumar


Name: John "Dusty" Rhodes
EMail: rhodes.j@tds.net
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Saluda
State: NC
Date: 16 February 2008
Comments
It's been a long time since we parted ways. The memories of our times together in Hawaii are filled with excitement and fun as well as a lot of hard work. Remember the day we shipped out. All of us spread out over the lawn with all our equipment. Then the ride down to the docks. Walking up the gang plank with all our gear. Remember the day the ship started that slow roll from one side to the other and everyone SICK. Well believe it are not most of us made the trip and are still here to tell about it. I wish all of you that review these pages the best and may God be with you Always. He's certainly taken care of me.


Name: Paul Rogers
EMail: charlott.rogers.@sbcglobal.net
Years: 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Dayton
State: TX
Date: 16 February 2008
Comments
I just found this page, sorry im a little slow. Thank you to everyone that is involved setting every thing up for the reunion, just hope I will remember, since I have blocked out my Vietnam experience all these years. There are some things you just don't want to remember.


Name: James Doaty
EMail: jamescd1948@yahoo.com
Years: Other
Battery: Other
Hometown: Bastrop
State: La
Date: 10 February 2008
Comments
Served with the 5/16 Arty from Jan 68 till Jan 69


Name: Terry Hammersmith
EMail: othammer@aol.com
Years: 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Sadorus
State: IL
Date: 03 February 2008
Comments
I was in HHB FDC. Mostly at Duc Pho, but also made the jump to Dong Ha. Rotated from there to Germany. Would like to hear from John Prentiss, Nestor Tom, Greg Parsons, Jeff Shimada, Capt. Harper or anyone else that was there. Welcome home to everyone.


Name: Dave Parker
EMail: daveparker80@hotmail.com
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Aberdeen
State: ID
Date: 27 January 2008
Comments
I visited the moving wall when it was in Pocatello ID. and started to wonder if there was anyone out there that was in Duc Pho during 70-71. I have a lot of good memories and lots of bad ones, hope all that made it back did as well with their life as I have. I remember the Dung Ha jump and how dusty it was there, could not wait to get back to Duc Pho . If anyone knows the where abouts of a man named Frank Fitland please let me know, Thank You and Welcome Home Gentlemen.


Name: Doug Trebesch
EMail: dltreb@yahoo.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Albertville
State: MN
Date: 19 January 2008
Comments
Hi Guys, After 40 years we have finally made connection. I'm still mind boggled by it all. I thought I would never hear from any body from my old army days. My wife, Mona, and I are looking forward to attending the reunion, and to seeing all of you there. I hope my memory will serve me well in trying to recognize all you guys. I haven't changed a bit (editor's comment: his eye sight isn't so good any more), but I might have trouble recognizing all of you. I suppose for the Captain's sake we should all try to be there on time. Thanks to everybody who is working on the committee. See you in Reno! Doug


Name: Jim Hollenback
EMail: holle199@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: St Petersburg
State: Fl
Date: 16 January 2008
Comments


Name: JACK DUGGER
EMail: jack.dugger@comcast.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Blairsville
State: GA
Date: 11 January 2008
Comments
Just wanted to say hello from Georgia! By the grace of God, I left Nam early Nov. 1968. I was at Chu Lai Jan. '68, Hq FDC, later transferred to B Battery north of Tam Ky. SEVERAL LZ's ??? I have some NAM PHOTOS AND Hawaii. I arrived at Schofield from Ft Sill in May '67. I was among the first to arrive at Schofield. The Tinnitus in my right ear always rings. Anybody there have Tinnitus besides me?  Jack


Name: William Smith
EMail: bsmith1946@hotmail.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Vallejo
State: CA
Date: 07 January 2008
Comments
Well guys, after forty years of wondering what became of you guys, it's very nice to once again get connected and looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in Reno. I hope everybody can go in April.


Name: Philip Calciano
EMail: calcianos@comcast.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Windsor
State: CT
Date: 28 December 2007
Comments
God Is Good


Name: Robert Morgan
EMail: Bobstersm68@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: Other
Hometown: Long Beach
State: CA
Date: 22 December 2007.
Comments
Hey everyone, this is his son, I currently am in the military stationed with the 82nd airborne out of fort bragg, just trying to get my dad to possibly talk to some old friends, if you remember him at all, if not thats fine, im sure he'll chat away about artillery, all i know how to do is jump, hoooah!!!


Name: William L Harker
EMail: billharker46@yahoo.com
Years: 1969 - 1970
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Dover
State: DE
Date: 21 December 2007
Comments


Name: Dennis (Marty) Milner
EMail: motherccf@oh.rr.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Mentor
State: Ohio
Date: 17 December 2007
Comments
Served in the Metro Section on Artillery Hill a long, long time ago. Have talked to some old friends along the way. Always wonderful to share old memories. Some are painful, but most take me back to being young and stupid. Those were the good old days,huh? We had all the answers. Welcome home everyone.


Name: Jim Turek
EMail: blympee@zoominternet.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Grove City
State: Pa
Date: 06 December 2007
Comments
Well Men---Welcome Home!!! I just commented to my wife Jane that 39 years ago I went on my first cruise--Then I thought about it! Thank God for the forty years that have passed. Seems not that long ago we boarded the Gordon from Pier 40 in Hawaii bound for Nam. To all those who did not come back and those that have passed--May you rest in the Peace of the Lord. Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated the anniversary of my return home--Thanksgiving 1968. Where have the years gone--raising a family, worked 36 1/2 years and now am coasting on vacation till retirement. Have joined a group of guys and gals that honor fallen heros from the current war and all other former military. Check out the site---patriotguard.org-- Thanks to Jim Wambold for all his time developing this site and all others that keep it rolling. On Time. Sir


Name: Donald H. Perry
EMail: don_perry@comcast.net
Years: 1970
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Fort Wayne
State: IN
Date: 04 December 2007
Comments
My first real Army assignment was as an FO for B-1/20 Inf. Graduated from college and commissioned in June, 1969. Officers' Basic at Sill, Airborne and Ranger School at Benning, and then 10 kilometers of QL 1 from Duc Pho to Mo Duc, and east to the South China Sea. We worked other parts of Quang Ngai province, including My Lai, 2 years after. I lost an Inf Co Cdr, and an RTO to hostile fire while there. Got my only Purple Heart in that assignment. The most interesting thing that happened to me was finding out that I had gone to college with one of my RTOs and we had washed dishes side by side in the same restaurant as college students. I spent 20 years in the Army, and never saw anybody from 6/11 FA or 1/20 Inf after leaving RVN. On Time !


Name: Charles Plant
EMail: janplant@verizon.net
Years: 1969
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Laurel
State: MD
Date: 30 November 2007
Comments
Stationed on LZ Debbie 1969.


Name: JOE ROBLEDO
EMail: jrobled@yahoo.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: Midland
State: TX
Date: 29 November 2007
Comments
Looking of Lt Gallagar, Pvt Quequecha, Richie, Barry, Pvt Fears, Spec IV Cuellar SGT Kirby Sargent Brown. The section of C Battery 6th 11 Artillery I was there from november 25th 1968 to November 25 1969. Known LZ LZ Bronco Base station lz dragon hill 285 Lz dottie. Please respond if you recognize me. Thank you God Bless you and have a nice day. Sgt E 5 Joe M. Robledo Tour of Duty 1968-69


Name: Steve White
EMail: sjwhite@nb.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: State College
State: Pa
Date: 15 November 2007
Comments
LZ Liz. Started on Gun 5 w/Paul Meyers, But spent most of my year as FDC chief. Ran into Steve Sells and a few other of you guys on the Americal site a number of years ago. Anybody find Joe Fallon?? (the other FDC chief)


Name: Gerald Harper
EMail: harperjerry@comcast.net
Years: 1970 - 1971
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Lake Orion
State: MI
Date: 11 November 2007
Comments
I was the Bn FDO in 1970 and then HQ&SVC Btry commander through my deros in June 1971. I can still remember the move to Dong Ha on LST's as part of the Lom San 719 operation.


Name: Lisa
EMail: bennettw@srt.com
Years: 1966 - 1967
Battery: SELECT ONE
Hometown: Mohall
State: ND
Date: 03 November 2007
Comments
I wanted to write this comment on your page cause my father served in Vietnam in 66-67.  His name is Sgt. Frank Cromie. I think he was Wolfhound. Well, he passed away w/ cancer due to agent orange.  Ihave been trying to find any pictures of him during his tour of Vietnam for my mom. Would you know were I would go to to find pictures? Thank you.

Webmaster's Note:  Lisa, in performing some internet research I found that your Dad, Franklin Cromie, served as Artillery Forward Observer to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds), 25th Infantry Division.  The Artillery units in that Division were 1/8, 2/9, 7/11, 3/13, 2/77, 6/77.  Hopefully, this information may be of help in your internet search.   jkw


Name: Bernd Hoffman
EMail: berndh@gci.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Vancouver
State: WA
Date: 30 October 2007
Comments
Keep up the good work!


Name: Bruce Heck
EMail: bdheckco@hotmail.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Battery: C Btry
Hometown: New Bern
State: NC
Date: 30 October 2007
Comments


Name: Francis Bird jr.
EMail: larocco3@yahoo.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: B Btry
Hometown: Wilmington
State: VT
Date: 28 October 2007
Comments
I found this site recently. I talked with my father who does not have e-mail at this time. He said go ahead and give it a shot see if any one writes back. Anyone remember the gun "Ball Buster"?


Name: Casper Lane
EMail: laneschiff@donobi.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Indianola
State: WA
Date: 16 October 2007
Comments


Name: Franky Johnson
EMail: frkajo@att.net
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Elberton
State: Georgia

Date: 15 October 2007
Comments
Very exciting to have contact with 6/11 Artillery again! I even dreamed about Viet Nam the night after Kitty called, for the first time in many years. Looking forward to the reunion.


Name: Fred Ledder
EMail: fledder@san.rr.com
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Coronado
State: CA

Date: 15 October 2007
Comments
Well, maybe we were not the "greatest generation" but we seemed to have overcome an enemy who wore pajamas and didn't have a front line!  Thanks so much to Larry, Terry, Cap and Tom for all their efforts to get the reunion started.  I am especially thankful as it caused me to enter the world of e-mail and assorted computer venues for the first time.  Man, isn't this porno something!!  I am really looking forward to see you all next spring - lets all wear very large name tags!! In the meantime, left 100, drop 50, and fire for effect.   On Time -- or there abouts.


Name: Roy Lee Poindexter
EMail: rkprlp@peoplepc.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Madison
State: IN

Date: 14 October 2007
Comments
Hello to all A Battery 6/11 Artillery. I'm looking forward to our reunion in Reno and hope everyone can make it. It surely will be great seeing all of you again, and I'm thankful that so many of us made it back to the United States of America. Roy Poindexter


Name: Dickson G Haviland
EMail: dghaviland@earthlink.net
Years: Original Unit Member 1967
Battery: A Btry
Hometown: Amsterdam
State: NY

Date: 14 October 2007
Comments
Sp5 Dickson G Haviland, A battery FDC 6/11 Arty


Name: James Percuoco
EMail: belair1954@q.com
Years: 1967 - 1968
Battery: HQ Btry
Hometown: Los Lunas
State: New Mexico

Date: 14 October 2007
Comments
Hi, I would like to get in contact with some of the guys that knew me and have some pictures if possible. Its been 40 years and I finally got in contact with some guys. Thank you and I'll be waiting to hear from someone.


Name: Harold Robinson
EMail: megrobinson1@excite.com
Years: 1968 - 1969
Date: 13 October 2007
Comments
just saw the new picture section. great! recognized poindexter. one of the first in the battery that I met. he DEROSed soon after. lz dragon august or september 1968

 

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