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You have a great gallery, Dave. I was 2/28 recon platoon 65-66 deployed from Ft. Riley and established base camp at Lai Khe. You are invited to join BLACK LIONS OF LAI KHE GROUP on Facebook. Membership is open to all Black Lions who operated out of Lai Khe from '65 to '70, and we are especially interested in building a membership of continuity so that we have all the tours represented. Please contact me if you have further questions.
Thanks for taking the time and effort to share your pictures. I am also a Viet Nam vet '69-'70. I have a bunch (1500) and enjoy looking at them. I bought a couple of cameras there because the landscapes and warscapes were so stunning. I was stationed north of Qui Nhon, in the central highlands. Very beautiful with vast rice paddies in the valleys and Jungle passes.
Dave ... this is well worth the time to watch ... it's 42 mins long but once I started it I couldn't stop ... it's all about treason by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and the like.
Best Regards, Tom
Bravo Charlie Charlie
Doc. We had a Doc Berry in 2/2 (Mech) 69-70. (Also one earlier) If you were there with 2/2 thru re-deployment, contact me.
I went on leave to Singapore about 1968, and met a Steve Goodman with a couple of other US soldiers had a great time. Steve later, came to our base at Nui Dat and went on patrol with us. The photo you have of him certainly looks like him. I would be pleased if he could email me at email@example.com
I am looking for Ted Green he in Viet Nam war at Vung Tau between 1965 t 1967 any one have any information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry J. Graham
Thank you for visiting my small corner of PBase and leaving some cooments, they are much apprreciated. I spent some time looking at your many photos and I was very impressed, I enjoyed it immensely.
Mr. Berry,,im looking for my uncles friend his name is Ward Anderson he commented on your photos in 2011,,and iv been trying to find him..my uncles name was james ralph morrow ,,killed in 1969 (sept)another one of my uncles friend that was there is looking too,,his name is floyd morgon,, we both can be found on facebook ,,rita morrow richardson,,ty and God Bless you
Dave: I think I may have a clue as to Tom Prato's inquire about the 34th Armor tank that helped him out. I have a strong feeling that it was Lt Tomas Przybelski's tank of Company A , 2nd Bn, 34th Armor. The tank pictured is not Lt Przybelski's tank for his was a command tank with two radio towers and the one pictured has one as a standard line tank) It is positivly an "A" company tank (with an external 50cal machine gun) Stock M-48A3 (as used in VN) had the 50 cals mounted in the TC cupala's. This stock mounting proved unworkable because the gun was laying on it's left side and the extractor would be pulled down and jam as the bolt was moving backward. The A company commander ordered that all 50 cals would be mounted externally like the pic shows.
Lt Tomas Przybelski is a local Green Bay, Wi guy and I would like to know more about how he was killed. His obit says he died in Siagon Hosp. He was awarded a Silver Start medal posthumusly. Mr. Prato's accout of this action is the only eyewitness account I have ever found
I would like to converse with Mr. Prato for further information , Please send him my e-mail address: email@example.com
Dave, Thank you for your comment. What a surprise to find a fellow photographer on Pbase!
I hope to see you and chat with you on next workshop.
Dave, thank you so much for comments and pictures! I was RTO for Col. Menetrey and then Col. Coffee from Dec.67 to Nov. 68 with 2/28th HHC! Just found site and catching up!! Really great! I was standing by Capt. Kizer when he was killed( a devote christian and soldier and a great friend!! Remember his cane? Just ordered Gen. Menetrey biography by his wife Jane and can't wait to get it. Sorry on his passing! Another great soldier with unsurpassed battle skills! Both of these soldiers will always be missed! jerry dayghtry
Michael Thomas 2/2 june 69-june 70
1. A Co. 2/2 from 3/68 to 3/69
RTO,then Driver,then Squad leader
2. 1969 to 1970 : 11th ACR, Aero Rifle Platoon Squad Leader
3. 50% PTSD as of 2005
Stilll here, praise God !
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Lawrence M Celani
Class of 1968
I was a medic w/ 3/39th 9th div in 67-68. At the time I didn't think I would ever want to recall my VN experience, so I have very few reminders. I've recently discovered a need to revisit and get in touch with this part of my life. Your photos are helping tremendously. Thanks for keeping this history alive. It means a lot to me and I'm sure also for others who were there. Joe
I am trying to locate Daniel Pressler or Robert Rouse. We were in 2/28 Recon 1968-1969
It's so good to have contact again, since we lost it and I wasn't sure how to contact you. I can't thank you enough for the photos that you shared with me. They have had great meaning to a lot of people. Especially the photo of Cpt. Kizer. As you saw, there have been a lot of comments from friends and family members. I will contact you by email, but just wanted to leave a quick comment here, in case you check this site before you get the email.
Recon Doc Smith
Oh, I have a color pic of the "Mad Minute" that caught 5 NVA and VC in the wire. Then the battle began. No More pics. Just CYA!!!! To this day I cannot believe the VC/NVA would attempt a frontal assault against, not just us, but any fixed position with our fire-power. Do you remember a LT by the name of Hazelwood and anther medic named Carl Harris?. harris also served with the 1st Car in '65 and was at I Drang (Once We Were Soldiers Film Fame"
Charles "Recon Doc" Smith
Hi Doc: Thanks for posted my pic of Capt "K". I always told myself I would, but never did. I have another pic of Capt "K" (color) I would like to post on your site. Let me know. Before I departed Nam in 29 July 68 I visited Col Menentry in Divsion and shared a lot of my photographs with him. The Division PIO made dupes of nearly 100 B&W I took. As you well know my passion for photography as a young boy, coupled with my tenure as a "Black Lion" was was my vehicle to spending 34 years as a professional photograplhy/writer. FInally, retired and moved back to Las Vegas. Did a lot of Rock Concerts here. I am moving to the US Virgin Island in June of 2012. I need my beach..Doc, you were always a good friend in Nam----Thanks..Charles "Recon Doc" Smith, DAV/PRM E-5 US Army...a danm "BLACK LION". "Earth has no Karma but BLACK LIONS DO!!!
Thanks for the wonderful photos. I served in the 2/2nd in 69, all looks too familiar.
Dave, I was Jeff Hahn's squad leader. I recommended him to be my replacment and was in the rear getting ready to rotate when he was killed. I went to grave registration to identify him. Do you have any other contacts of that squad and did you take that picture of him?
Dave, I'm Don Scott. I served with you in the 2/2nd. How can I contact you? Don
hi dave my name is ronnie ball and i was just searching on the web and found your pictures i believe you may have served with my dad clyde james ball if so i would love the hear from you thanks, ronnie
Dave, Thanks for your Gallery of photo's of Vietnam--I was with the 1st Bn 28th Inf BIG RED ONE 67--68 and the photo's bring back a lot of memories, some good and some not so good. We were on some operations together during that time ( 1/28th & 2/28th ) WELCOME HOME BROTHER & THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.
Thanks for your nice comment on my gallery.
Hi Berry, greetings to you and your family. It has been many years and have relive my memory through your photos. One question, do you have more photos of Recon 67-68?
Hi Dave... I have very much enjoyed looking at your photos from your years of service as well as those about your nursing career. If you have time, I would love to have you visit my gallery on nursing. I cannot imagine all the stories you have to tell about your career and I'm so glad you returned home safely. I lost several friends in Vietnam and have cared for many with debilitating health and mental disorders as a result of their time there.
Nice work Dave, I especially like your shot of Putah Creek, do you know exactly where "Cody's Camp" was in or near Winters ?
Thanks and keep up the good work !
It's hard to tell, but it looks like a 9th Infantry Division patch on the one of the guys.
Can anyone help me ID these guys? Pic is from 11/67-12/67
Glenn R Forsythe
As a Special Forces soldier I served in Loc Ninh from 1966 until after the attack during which I was wounded. I have pictures stored away in a footlocker someplace, I'll dig them out and see if I can get them on-line.
Interesting picture of the band. I was in the Loc Ninh town square when the bank played, there were no civilians around, they were either gone or hiding. The Battalion commander told me the battle was over and the NVA would not be back. I told him the fight was just starting. That night, it really hit the fan. One of my friends was wounded three times that night.
Thanks so much for visiting my galleries and commenting.
I am very appreciative. I just finished touring your Alexandria and WilliamsburgVA
galleries and it brought me back to the time we visited there. Love those old towns.
Here in New England we have many of them, too. Many thanks for your time spent in
Vietnam...we all are appreciative.
Thanks for sharing....Linda Marlowe
I posted this on one of the pics and decided to put here also.
Thanks for putting all these photo's together, great job. Would you know which unit these pics of Xom Bo are 1/16 or 2/28. I was Dauntless Bravo 3-6 Kilo on the first day (17 Jun 67) and then Bravo 6 Kilo the second day after the fight when Capt. Turner lost his RTO. Third platoon was point going into clearing, on the west side and took most of the causalities of Bravo Co. These are very moving pictures, some of the faces look a little familiar, but I can't be sure.
Were you attached to 3rd Platoon, Bravo 2nd/28th anytime during Jan 67 to Jan 68? I think our medic on Xam Bo was named Valeho (spelling ???)
Thank you for recently visiting my gallery and leaving a wonderful note. You also have a fantastic collection of photos and your Vietnam '67 - '68 gallery is just priceless. Well done and thanks.
Thank you for your updating real war-side.
What is interest in photos!
Thanks for your comment about Verdun.
I understand your point of view.
I hope we will never forget
Thank you for your kind words. glad you like the photo. shaun
Dale John Larsen
Wonderful collection of Vietnam war-era photos. Thank you for posting them, and for the comment on my site. My brother was a medic with the 1st Cav., about the same time you were in country.
I'm writting this from a hotel in Bangkok (with my laptop and great wifi connection). I catch a plane for Laos in a few hours, then on to Vietnam. It will be my seventh trip back to Vietnam since the war.
I have been viewing your excellent work and have to say, you certainly have talent
and capture your subjects nicely. I especially enjoyed your New England album being
from Massachusetts. Thank you for commenting and visiting. Keep shooting...