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Ronald H Morgan 21-May-2021 22:20
This is an outstanding collection of great photos and history.
Richard W Magner 21-May-2021 15:50
Dave,
I work with a group of Vietnamese in efforts find graves from the war years. Currently there are search efforts going at Loc Ninh. On 6-Apr-2021, the team discovered some dog-tags. I located the owner and am having them returned.
I wish to communicate with veterans such as yourself or Jeff Harvey (c-n-p below) that may have recollections of a mass grave at Loc Ninh.
Richard Magner
Tiger 38, D/229th, 1st Cav 68/69
rwmagner@gmail.com

Jeff Harvey, A/1-28 - 10-Jul-2014 23:02
I was with the 1-28th. We were about 4 Ks east of Loc Ninh strip. When they lifted us out 9 or 10 Nov, they dropped us on the strip. What I remember about it was the large ditch that had been dug along the east side of the strip that was being used as a mass grave for many VC KIA. There had to be 100s of bodies in the hole.
Guest 16-Oct-2020 23:12
Sorry, in case you can respond to my previous post, Lauren Gilbert - email is lauren.gilbert@gmail.com
Guest 16-Oct-2020 23:08
Hi all,
My Dad, Gene Gilbert served 66-67 C. Co. 2/34 Armor. He died many years ago but this week I came across a box of slides and unknown to me they are from Vietnam. There are others in the photos and I would love to share, just not sure where. Suggestions?
Dwight Wing 28-Jun-2020 04:20
I was in charlie company from 67-68 then Delta 69-69
Susan Schreiber DeCarlo 01-Mar-2020 20:33
Hi Dave!
Thank You for doing this site.
Looking to see if anyone knew or soldiered
With my Father
Kenneth W. Schreiber,
Capt. Company C, 2nd Bn,1st Bde. 1st Cav.Div.
Li Kae, Vietnam Fall of 1965.
During Vietnam he was in Big Red One.
I especially am looking for pictures
and anyone who has any stories of serving
With my father. Please email them to me.
I am speaking March 9th about Vietnam
and my Father's death from Agent Orange
My brother was born with many birth defects
From Agent Orange but has been denied ANY
Benefits ..any help on getting him medical
Coverage and benefits from the VA.
Dad served just under
20 years...in US Marines and US Army
His son should be taken care of!!
Thank you all.
Thank you for your service ❤️♥️❤️❤️
Jean Chiasson29-Jan-2020 03:48
Merci Dave
Luther Patton 15-Nov-2019 18:45
Hello Dave,
I served in Vietnam June 67' June 68' Big Red One Black Scarf Battalion, First of the Second.
I'm in the process of having my memoirs edited, so that I can have them published. I was hoping to have your permission to use one of your picture's Title: Rome Plow-Operation Paul Bunyan. We were road security for the Rome Plows on Thunder Road Highway 13, around the village of Con Thanh September 67'. Please let me know. Thanks for all you do for the Vietnam Veterans! Thank you so very much. Luther Patton
George Reischling 06-Jun-2019 17:53


"TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THAT THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW!"

I came upon your site while surfing the net and knew that the above statement would have special meaning for you. Vietnam has left us all with many memories of those with whom we served and those who didn’t make it back. I served with 3/22nd, 25th Infantry Division out of Tay Ninh as an infantryman. Fought the NVA on the slopes of Nui Ba Den twice with numerous firefights in and around the area bordering the Cambodian border. Remember your Christmas in Vietnam? Mine was spent on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. Awarded Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars with “V”. After 5 months in the field, I was pulled to the 93rd Evac at Long Binh to work with soldiers suffering from combat fatigue. Coming home was one of the most difficult parts of our tours. Over the last 10 years, I chronicled my tour of duty and the response has been overwhelming. There are presently over One Hundred 5 Star Reviews worldwide. It’s free to Amazon Prime members. Courage on the Mountain



Thousands of Vietnam Veterans have proudly endorsed these memoirs. Please check out the website at courageonthemountain.com with the accompanying introduction. It will make you proud for your service and all the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam war.

I proud that you made it home brother! Thank you for your service and May God Bless!
George Reischling
Courage on the Mountain
courageonthemountain.com
Gerald W Allen 25-Dec-2018 14:52
Where can I find information regarding the action in 1967 around June when Recon lost 10-15 guys.
Jean Chiasson24-Dec-2018 23:27
Thank you for you visit and encouraging Merry Christmas Dave
robv 24-Nov-2018 00:53
Interesting, very interesting
Jimbo 26-Oct-2018 02:19
San Diego greetings Dave. Followed a link and found and very much enjoyed your "Random" photos...my kind of photography. Like you, I was with The Big Red One and served in VN from the Spring of 1969 t0 the Spring of 1970. I was a radio operator with the 2nd of the 16th Inf. My wife and I visited VN in 2013 with Gate 1 Tours and had a wonderful time (all though I was a little apprehensive at first ).
Anyway, welcome home brother, Jim Lemen
Michael Kaplan17-Oct-2018 15:37
Thanks for the note on my gallery. Yours is really good as well.
John M Fahey 04-Oct-2018 17:58
Hello, My name is John Fahey. My father was John Paul Fahey from South Bend IN. Recently a gentleman found my aunt and uncle in regards to my father. I was just curious if anyone knew him or had any stories pertaining to him. He had an accident when i was very young and i did not have the opportunity to know him. He was a BlackLion in nam. He was a infantry medic and this is all information new to me.

Thanks,

John
Alan in Massachusetts 03-Mar-2018 13:18
I have very much enjoyed your many galleries. You have a sharp eye & good attitude, which is the key to excellent photography.
I am also impressed by your documentation of your military service. It is an important story to be remembered and appreciated.
George Barnes Kelly 24-Jan-2018 18:12
My name is George Kelly, I was with 2/28th Black Lions 1st. Div. 68 69. We lost a brotherlast night to AGENT ORANGE, Ken Mather radio operater 2nd platoon 68 69, who got shot up at Julie. He was my best friend.R.I.P. Ken you are truly missed.God bless Linda and your family.
chuck broadhurst 19-Jan-2018 00:46
Enjoyed your galleries, I was robin hood 27 a pilot in the robin hoods 173rd AHC
jan 67/feb 68. Our only reason for being was for the "Grunts" and when you called we came. Sometimes when you called I swear you'd wait till you were ass deep in alligators and then give us a jingle to see if we'd stop by to pick up some wounded an could you bring a little food, water, and ammo. I remember when we'd get a call in the middle of the night, I always hoped you'd still be in a fire fight, Two reasons, one I could find you in all that dark country and the second reason I could tell who were the good guys and who were the bad guys by the color of the tracers. One thing about Grunts they were not dumb, they were not about to stand in the middle of the LZ waving a flashlight:)
Robert J Kane03-Oct-2017 00:14
Great work, thanks for sharing
Paulo João Lucas 07-Aug-2017 20:30
Isto informaçăo é impagável . Como pode descobrir mais?
https://napavalleyregister.com/users/profile/ware83711/ https://napavalleyregister.com/users/profile/ware83711/
ivette1728-Jul-2017 11:09
Hi! Bravo for the galleries good job (y)
steve 18-Jul-2017 16:33
well guess the net is dead.where are you guys.bravo co.1/28 jul.67-jul. 68.an loc,quan loi,phouc vinh.bu dop,song be.i only know of 2 others out and about.where are f/o gotchy,kilo harmon,docs carliel,plug(moonshiner),rowdy,sassy(delta)san jose,ca.kilo kimo,hawaii.you guys gotta be out there or just deros and forget it but hell try as you might you're not going to erase anything and as before you cannot run either,so get on the horn,chienlung@yahoo....out.
steve 18-Jul-2017 03:59
BRAVO,BRAVO,BRAVO KILO.DEFIANT BRAVO 1-6 HERE.67-68
Bob Lull 19-Jun-2017 20:30
Dave, Welcome home. I was with the 1/4 Cav 66-67. I remember when the 2/2 stood down to convert to a mech battalion. Their baptism was immediately after they saddled up and hit the road. You and your buddies went through some true fecal (I'm not supposed to say shit) storms. Congratulations are due to you for all those who are here today because of you.
Cory Kalber 14-Apr-2017 21:20
Hello again! I am still looking for anyone that may have served or remember serving with my Dad - Terry Lee Kalber from Effingham, Illinois. He served with the 1st Infantry Division from 67-68. I know he was an RTO - very, very little guy. From some of the pictures I have I am led to believe that he was stationed for a period at Lai Khe but I am not sure at all. He was awarded the Bronze Star but always made it sound like it wasn't a big deal and that everyone received one. Of course I always wanted to know how or what he did to get it but he would never elaborate. I have quite a few pictures that I would be will to share with anyone as well as some other tid bits of information I have been able to find.

I would love to connect with anyone that may have remembered Dad or anyone that could shed some light on Bronze Star recipients etc.....

My Dad passed away in 2008 from complication arising from Renial Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) ..... maybe a result of exposure to Agent Orange?

My email address is CKA1BER@GMAIL.COM OR KALBERFAMILYGENEALOGY@GMAIL.COM

I look forward to connecting and sharing! Take care and God Bless! May everyone out there have a wonderful Easter Weekend!
Luther Patton 02-Apr-2017 19:56
Hi Dave,
Welcome Home. I was with The First Infantry Division 1/2 Black Scarf Battalion. In July of 1967 we traveled via The USNS Geiger to Viet Nam. We made up three new Companies of The Big Red One 1/2, 1/26, 1/28th. I'm' writing my memoirs on my tour of Viet Nam as a Combat Infantryman. I would like to have your permission to use one of your photos of the Rome Plow during Operation Paul Bunyan when they cleared the rubber trees on highway 13 around the village of Chon Than. We were security for the Rome Plows. After the Operation Paul Bunyan Two, our Battalion "The Black Scarf's" jumped off on Operation Shenandoah Two. If you want to know more about The Black Scarf Battalion you can Google it. If I can use some of your other photos I will ask for your permission! I will give you the credit. I hope to have my memoirs published some day. Once again, Welcome Home Brother. God Bless the USA and the Viet Nam Veteran.
Sue 29-Mar-2017 18:47
2nd battalion 1st infantry division,aug 1968 to sept '69
Looking for anyone in Nam at that time for my husband. Thanks
Ron Honsa 04-Jan-2017 20:31
Hi Dave,

Terrific work!

I wanted to speak with you about a couple of your photos. Could you get in touch with me via email - ron@mpny.tv

Many thanks,

Ron Honsa
Ted Engelmann 20-Dec-2016 17:22
Hi,

A friend shared the link to this site, and I wanted to share some info. Was an AF sgt. with the FAC team (Sidewinder) supporting 3rd Bde at Lai Khe, March-Oct '68. Was on radios in TOC when word came Danger 6 was down. We were calling in tac air to support MG Ware's people. Fro my understanding, one of the pilots of Ware's C&C was a boyfriend of Donut 6, Nancy. The reverberations of that C&C going down hurt many people.

In 2003, I discovered Keith Ware graduated from Denver's South HS, class of '33. I made contact with Keith's widow, and took my photos and other memorabilia to our 10-hr meeting. MG Ware sent her latters on tape. She started understanding what he was talking about from some of my photos. From his widow, I learned Keith was 12 when his father died; Keith's son was 12 when he died.

At South HS,I found there was no public recognition (plaque, etc.) of MG Keith Ware, MoH recipient from action in WW II, and KIA in Viet Nam. Living a few blocks away, I went to the SHS alum assoc., asking something be done to correct the lack of recognition. The JROTC instructor, LTC Paul Patrick weas given the assignment, and resisted doing anything for 10 years! Finally, in fall of 2012, I went to the alum assoc. again, and Paul got the assignment, again. He did not like that. He handled everything himself to eliminate any outside influence. In Jan 2013, Paul micro-managed the dedication of a bronze plaque of MG Ware. At the dedication, the director of Denver Public Schools, JROTC program, another LTC, asked me politely, "What did Keith do when he retired?" I thought he was joking. I told him, and he went white and dropped his jaw a couple inches. No South HS students or teachers knew about the dedication. Paul retired in June '13. The plaque is on the wall in a rather dark spot across from the admin office.

A couple years ago I stopped by Ft. Riley, and was escorted to the MG Keith Ware Elementary School, and the MG Ware Ceremonial Parade field, making photos of both locations.

It's a far cry from the honor and recognition of MG Ware at Ft. Riley, and the lack of interest at South High School.

You may have heard of the bungled overpriced VA hospital being built in Aurora, CO, east of Denver. I was thinking of submitting MG Keith Ware for the name of the hospital. Honest, I don't know if his name should be on such a boondoggle. Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Mike Coffman are the two to start the ball rolling, if anyone feels like making the push.
James Smith 17-Dec-2016 06:34
Thank you so much for sharing these photos. Just looking and reading about all the faces & locations bring back memories some good some not. Unfortunately I have virtually no photos.Proud to have served alongside some amazing people.
Guest 27-Nov-2016 21:23
Here's a couple of sites to find friends.

www.army.togetherweserved.com
www.vetfriends.com
www.gisearch.com
www.military.com
Kyle Oleynik 29-Oct-2016 02:19
Hello :)Happy Halloween.
LTC. Jeffrey Plants 11-Sep-2016 21:22
Thank you for the opportunity to view an outstanding perspective of Vietnam from the eyes of a combat medic, as you know the 2-2 Infantry had a very pivotal role in the Battle of Fallujah after leaving Grafenwoher, Germany. A very storied unit with an amazing history. Some of it very sad. Thank you for the opportunity.
Glenn Haring 07-Aug-2016 03:33
First time here and I am impressed by the quality of your photos. I shot nearly 400 myself during my time with the 2nd/2nd Mech. Inf. and later with the 2nd/34th Armor. Both were bravo companies out of Lai Khe. I was there from Feb 68 to Feb of 69.
I especially like your photos out in the field and on the move. You captured the environment really well.
Thanks, Glenn Haring Dareing Bravo 6 Kil and Dreadnought Bravo 6 Kilo
Thomas dearing 01-Jun-2016 17:42
Met a vet named Ray Streett first infantry division second second mechanized Vietnam 1968 to 1969 bandit Yankee message me if you have any info he would like to get in contact with his unit how hard can it be to find out about reunions and such he was in the big red one contact me on Facebook Thomas Dearing South Carolina and I will forward any information to Ray
ROBERT FARRELL 17-May-2016 00:50
BOB "EAGLE" FARRELL-SGT E-5-2ND AND 2ND 334 TRACK-LAI KHE JAN 68 TO JAN 69
militaire16-Sep-2015 13:17
Nice work.
Catholique02-Sep-2015 09:03
Nice work.
Guest 01-Jul-2015 14:42
Hi I am Sgt Henry E Smith. I was niner one romero ( forward observer ) with Alpha 2/28th in 1968. I am trying to get in touch with Steve T Roberts who was my RO and was wounded. If anyone can help me get in touch with hime it would really be appreciated. Thank you.
Daniel Pierce 07-Jun-2015 02:18
Dear Dave,

Can Anyone Help?

I served as a crew chief on C-123 K’s at NKP Thailand 70-71 (606th Special Operations Squadron – Candlesticks) . I took a snapshot (from about 8,000 ft.) during a day mission into South Vietnam of an insignia of the Big Red One which had been carved out of the Vietnamese jungle. I have been trying to learn the location of the photo from former pilots or anyone that may have served with the Army’s 1st Div. in Vietnam. I would be glad to email you a copy of the picture. I believe it would be of interest and should be in your archives.

Thanks for any help with this photo ID.

Dan Pierce
Mount Joy, PA
coffre fort23-May-2015 18:04
Very impressive photography…
perte cheveux17-May-2015 12:02
Nice site updates
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:46
Vous avez un réel talent, continuez:)
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:06
I just want to say that I realy like your pictures
Chuck Kuhn21-Apr-2015 05:08
Thank for the comments on my photos. Grand Canyon is amazing. I noticed your Vietnam photos the gallery is great. I was in the Army from 65 to 67 Artillery. Had papers to go and then transfer to Head Cook and that changed my MOS, so I support the troops from Ft Sill. I've been to Vietnam 3 times and will my pictures speak for themselves. Best to you.
Joel Rosenthal 27-Mar-2015 14:24
Dave: I am Joel Rosenthal, formerly Bn Surg 2/2. Enjoyed going thru your VN gallery. Would enjoy talking with you if you are still monitoring this Guestbook. Hope to hear dfrom you.
Guest 10-Nov-2014 19:52
searching for someone who knew Charles Patrick Kelly KIA 17June1967. Please call me at (714) 375-7754. my name is Randy Selby. I believe he was killed at the battle of Xom Bo 2.
Pawel Kazmierczyk09-Oct-2014 09:16
fantastic collection of photos - it is such a joy to visit your galleries. You truly have a gift! Greetings from Poland
bob fazio 27-Dec-2013 14:07
my name is Bob Fazio I served as a medic with A co. 2/2 from Feb 1967 to Feb1968 I was good friends of Joe Lupo who was also a medic. Some of the persons I remember were Joe Takdett York Sit also medics. I have been in contact with Joe lupo's brother .Joe was killed on aug 26 1967. we were both on # 20 track at that time when we hit a mine. Anyone who I served with at that time drop my a line. Most of the names have left me but there are a few people I remember.
Neal Ballance 29-Aug-2013 15:09
Dave, I have been working with Richard Cieszinski--traded comments with you earlier--to help locate the infantry unit his tank platoon was with on Feb 2, 1968. From the research I have done, it seems that unit may very well have been Alpha 2/2. I know Richard found a gentleman from Bravo Company 2/2, and it seems they were not the unit. I'm confident however that it may have been A company from 2/2 as we have found an important excerpt from the book, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam (pg 159). The write up specifically mentions that a reaction platoon from 2/34 was sent to assist 2/2 in an ambush near Quon Loi and hwy 245. While reading and viewing photos from one of your Vietnam galleries, I found that Don Scott was with A 2/2 as a medic. I found an excerpt or photo with Mr. Scott from 8/1967, so not sure if he may have been with the same unit by Feb 1968. Either way, my search continues... Do you think Mr. Scott may have been with A company at that time? Any thoughts/suggestions on who we may be able to reach out to and confirm that it was A 2/2 there on Feb 2, 1968? Thank you for all your help and all the great photos, postings, work you have done.
Cory kalber 20-Aug-2013 17:01
Hello. My Fathers Name was Terry L. Kalber. He served with the Big Red 1 from 1967-1968 as a radio operator and later a Sgt. I was wondering if I may be able to send you pictures that I have and maybe you can help piece some of the missing story together for me! Thank you very much in advance. - cka1ber@gmail.com
Mike Smith 31-Jul-2013 00:33
I was south with 25th your images bring much back. Thank you, for all your effort, in the field and your site. Started as a leg,4/9,2/12,came back, Dumb! Dumb!, with Tet, I took a short and did serve from Mar. 1968 alive through Oct. 1970. Most fun was slip up on 2 old dudes in Ben Cat,a cool-aid stand bar w oil light. Put it all down then dropped the pot. I bought the beer, they spoke a some american, I knew "STOP,COME HERE,ID". Walked back to my perimeter. Might have felt bad, sipping beer w/old VC, but I trained them. My voice got me back. My guy's were the best, as were those we all served with, and lost. I wish the the fate of a man, last dust-off, maybe 1/27, 2/27. We reacted a ambush 2/34th was security,we reacted. He seemed almost cut-in two. My gilt. Drips of water Secure the LZ roll him on a stretcher and sniff his liver.
Guest 19-Jul-2013 19:27
Dave--if you know of the person or have any info could you send it to my pers email---richardcieszinski@att.net ----thanks a lot
Guest 19-Jul-2013 19:12
I was a Platoon Leader with B Co 2/34th Armor attacted to the 1st Infantry working North of Lei Kei running convoys and working as a reaction force. The CO I am looking for was in a really bad fire fight on 2 Feb 68 close to An Loc. Ambushed by a regiment size NVA force. I went to help extract the company with my tank platoon--only 3 tanks at the time. Heavy losses that day.
Dave Berry19-Jul-2013 18:49
What unit were you supporting or with?
richard cieszinski 19-Jul-2013 18:34
I am looking for the company commander who was pinned down close to An Loc on 2 Feb 1968. I was with the armor platoon who showwed up to help
Greg Cumbey 02-Jul-2013 22:17
Dave,
I sent you an email earlier today. (Greg Cumbey) gnpcumbey@att.net
I like you spent March 67 through sometime in October in 2/2nd Mechanized unit B company and was first the M60 gunner then later the 50 gunner on track 214. I sent you several names I remember and am trying and researching for more and will provide them. I was assigned to the 2/28th Black Lions C company and thought I would finish out my tour there, but for some reason was pulled and assigned to Long Binh as an M60 gunner around the ammo depot. Unfortunately, I was assigned to tower 28 which is the tower that was attached on Tet 68 and overrun. There were 5 of us there and 3 were KIA, somehow I survived.
thank you for your research and getting this gone. I have not communicated with anyone about anything in so long it feels good to share and read some of the others stories.
Greg Cumbey
Mack Forgey 01-Mar-2013 06:06
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.
Bruce Pestell 13-Feb-2013 19:24
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.
Tom Briggs13-Jan-2013 16:46
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=MUBg0Ehf0-s
Best Regards, Tom
Bravo Charlie Charlie 13-Jan-2013 00:42
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.
bob brown 12-Jan-2013 04:34
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 gpapara@clear.net.nz
Guest 10-Jan-2013 03:06
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 danha200@gmail.com
Terry J. Graham20-Aug-2012 19:02
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.
rita richardson 20-Mar-2012 02:09
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
Gary Lapp 21-Dec-2011 16:02
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: old11e40@aol.com
Les Gadula08-Dec-2011 01:55
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.
Guest 24-Sep-2011 11:41
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
Guest 09-Sep-2011 04:17
Michael Thomas 2/2 june 69-june 70
Richard Garcia 31-Aug-2011 18:42
Rich Garcia
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 !
Guest 26-Aug-2011 16:54
Good M No link will be established without your permission.

Thank you
Lawrence M Celani
www.wa1lmc.com/wa1lmc
Class of 1968
Doc Davis10-Aug-2011 13:09
Dave,
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
Larry Landis 23-Jul-2011 16:52
I am trying to locate Daniel Pressler or Robert Rouse. We were in 2/28 Recon 1968-1969
Dave Berry20-Jul-2011 00:36
Charles,
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.

Dave
Recon Doc Smith 19-Jul-2011 08:18
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 19-Jul-2011 08:14
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!!!
Bob Stechert 02-Jun-2011 17:28
Dave:
Thanks for the wonderful photos. I served in the 2/2nd in 69, all looks too familiar.
William Carrier 03-Jun-2010 13:19
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?
Guest 10-May-2010 18:48
Dave, I'm Don Scott. I served with you in the 2/2nd. How can I contact you? Don
roonie ball 11-Mar-2010 03:17
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
BOB KLEIN 23-Sep-2009 02:09
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.
lorand16-Aug-2009 10:12
Hi Dave!
Thanks for your nice comment on my gallery.
Regards,
Lorenzo.
Julio Martinez 21-Jul-2009 04:38
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?
Fay Stout03-Jun-2009 02:31
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.
Terry Knouffr 12-May-2009 04:59
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 !
Terry Knouff
Moab, Utah
terryknouff@hotmail.com
Dave Berry22-Mar-2009 00:57
It's hard to tell, but it looks like a 9th Infantry Division patch on the one of the guys.
n5662922-Mar-2009 00:01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/N56629/Other%20Stuff/img005.jpg

Can anyone help me ID these guys? Pic is from 11/67-12/67
Glenn R Forsythe 10-Nov-2008 02:16
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.
Guest 20-Sep-2008 00:48
Hi Dave...
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
Joe Hare 17-Aug-2008 01:14
Doc Berry
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 ???)
Bill Popovski11-Aug-2008 14:45
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.

Bill
Ttesuro Nomoto 04-Jun-2008 06:54
Thank you for your updating real war-side.
What is interest in photos!
Tetsu
Christian Lallier29-Apr-2008 11:21
Thanks for your comment about Verdun.
I understand your point of view.
I hope we will never forget
Christian
Guest 06-Apr-2008 07:56
Thank you for your kind words. glad you like the photo. shaun
Dale John Larsen02-Jan-2008 07:02
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.
Guest 14-Dec-2007 23:34
Hi there....
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...
Linda