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11th Infantry Brigade - Light

Formed in Hawaii, the brigade came to Vietnam
in Dec 1967 and served in I CTZ. It became part of
the new 23rd Infantry (Americal) Division and left
Vietnam in Nov 1971.

Hq and Hq Co, 11th Inf Bde
3rd Bn/1st Inf
4th Bn/3rd Inf
1st Bn/20th Inf
4th Bn/21st Inf

Trp E/1st Cav
6th Bn/11th Art (105mm How)
6th Engr Co (absorbed into 26th Engr Bn)
6th Support Bn

11th Infantry Division Light

Worn from:
8 October 1965 - February 1969.

Constituted 16 November 1917 in the Regular Army as an element
of the Sixth Division and organized in December 1917 at Camp Forest, Georgia.
The sweeping prongs simulate the elements of the unit in attack.

World War I (Meuse-Argonne, Alsace 1918),

(Counteroffensive Phases II/IV/V/VI/VII, Tet and Tet/69
Counteroffensives, Summer-Fall 1969, Winter-Spring 1970,
Sanctuary Counteroffensive, Consolidation I).

Republic of Vietnam Crosses of Gallantry with Palm
(streamers embroidered Vietnam 1968 - 1969;
Vietnam 1969 - 1970; and Vietnam 1970).

Canon PowerShot S50
0.80s f/2.8 at 7.1mm full exif

other sizes: small original auto
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Deak Stanley 30-Dec-2023 21:43
Cpt. Wayne Stensgard usar I'm the soldier who was in the tower at main gate when it happened and called for Medics, and they were both MP's. That was my first guard duty in country two weeks, I was there oct.68= Dec69
Deak Stanley 30-Dec-2023 21:18
Steve Schroder, I was there April 69, in fact was the CP who controlled bunkers 9 to main gate. Maybe you will see this.
DALE HINZ 20-Jun-2022 23:39
dale hinz i was in 3-0 delta co 4/3 americal div from oct 70 to oct 71 doc i was in the same as you i carried the m-60 for my tour you didnt mention bages bunch saw gary a number of years ago6-*
DOC(Bob) Lansing 20-Jul-2021 18:46
"DOC" Bob Lansing. I was with delta company 4/3, 11th brigade, 23rd infantry out of Duc pho. I am trying to locate one "Curly" English who was a spec 6 at the time.He was primarily at the aid station in Duc Pho. Any one knowing his real name or where he might be located please get back to me at
Timm Miller 10-Apr-2021 18:50
I was in Delta Company 3/1 11th LIB. My CO was Capt Harry Sheppard. I dont remember exactly anymore, but think I arrived in Nam in Ja.n. 1970 I was drafted into being an RTO, for 3 months. Remainder of my time I was a 60 gunner, guess I got tired of being shot at quite a bit, and thought now Im going to return fire. My asst. gunner was killed along with another guy, Bill ? retrieving our trip wired Claymores. I was wounded later that same day, and eventually returned back to the states. I never talked much to anyone about the things we did and saw until recently. And then, it was my 2 sons and my wife.
Frank Hensley 09-Dec-2020 02:49
The 11th LIB patch & designation was still in use when I left in Oct 69. The Patch moved from a shoulder patch to a Pocket patch. In Feb '69 we were told that we were now the Americal and that was changed shortly to the 23rd Inf Div, That was from the bad press around some alleged massacre near by.

Also, On the large 11th LIB Patch by the Bde HQ, the word "Paranoid" was under that Patch as if it was its Nickname. Anyone else saw that???
Frank Hensley 09-Dec-2020 02:49
The 11th LIB patch & designation was still in use when I left in Oct 69. The Patch moved from a shoulder patch to a Pocket patch. In Feb '69 we were told that we were now the Americal and that was changed shortly to the 23rd Inf Div, That was from the bad press around some alleged massacre near by.

Also, On the large 11th LIB Patch by the Bde HQ, the word "Paranoid" was under that Patch as if it was its Nickname. Anyone else saw that???
Guest 29-Jan-2019 02:49
my name is bob skinner I served with hhc4/3/11th (commo) at lz bronco from feb. to april 1969 spent the rest of my tour on lz jan juan hil. came home feb,1970. i'm a member of the old guard asso. would like to connect with any of the guys that I served with
Gary Toth 09-Oct-2018 14:27
Lookin for anyone who may have CIB orders for two Veteran friends from c 1/3. They were with Brigade from March-May 1969. Both were in Many actions during this time. Both transferred to Aviation in May-June 1969. If you have orders with Danny Raxter or David Rodman let me know. Capngary1@hotmail. Com. Trying to help out two friends.
Rick Young 25-Sep-2018 17:36
does anyone know what happened to the Vietnamese boy name Winn who hung around B company 1/20 in the years 58-69-70 and maybe beyond. I remember him well when I was there. Sure would like to know what happened to him after we pulled out. thanks.
Doug (Green Box) 08-Jun-2018 01:41
Was with A 4/21 1070-1971 on L.Z. Debbie, San Juan Hill, Hill 56, and Hill 411. Looking for any one from that time and beautiful place.
Roddy 20-Dec-2017 01:38
Searching for anyone who new of my Uncle Christopher Meagher. D CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INF. KIA Feb. 21ST 1969
Guest 07-Dec-2017 21:34
I'm Sam Rice and was in A Co. 3/1 11th Brigade. I'm looking to contact anyone who knew me friend Monte Henderson from Toulon,Il. He was in B Co. Was wounded April 9.1968 by a mortar along with Earnest Armstrong, Marvin Cantmill, and William Akens. Monte was KIA July 10,1968 by a sniper. Any help would be appreciated. thanks
Ellis06-Nov-2017 18:35
George Horvath, do you rember me Larry Ellis? If so contact me at
George Horvath 07-Oct-2017 20:48
I am CSM, Retired George Horvath. I served in the 4th Bn, 21st Inf from January 1968 (Hawaii) through April 1969, Was a squad leader, the PSG and lastly as the assistant ops sergeant at Bn HQ. Our first CO was Capt Berry Gaszdick (not sure of the spelling). He got a DSC during the battle of Tam Ki and he was a A phenomenal officer and leader. I forget so many names, but I remember Bennie Lewis (KIA May 68), SSG Preston Rawlings, Boy I wish this old coot brain worked better. We had a hell of a Company and battalion having trained in Hawaii before deploying. Then the “infusion” program started and they ripped the guts out of the Battalion. Anyone out there remember that? Hope to see some response for anyone serving during that time.
Steve 25-Mar-2017 23:30
looking for info reguarding my cousin Corporal Edward m. Ruditys, He served in D Company 4th BN 3rd Infantry 11th INF BDE Americal Division Vietnam. He was killed on Feb. 24th 1969, he was from michigan. Looking for anyone who may have served with him
Arthur deshields 17-Feb-2017 00:46
William Faulkner contact arthur deshields. I believe you train for pll clerk 4/3 hhc 302-249-0114
John R Young 26-Dec-2016 05:25
I was in A Co, 4th Bn, 3rd Inf, 11th Brigade from Schofield Barracks to Duc Pho; we shipped over on the USS WH Gordon Dec 67. April of '68 I was on a C123 from Duc Pho to Chu Lai that crashed. Mike Karayan or Carrayan (sp) from California was with me. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
John R Young
P.O. Box 2
Eunice, LA 70535
Tommy Edwards 24-Oct-2016 19:04
Sylvester Key I remember's been quite a wile since Schofield and Nam in 67. Been wondering what happened to Beal, Waddy, Cook and Sgt Johnson. Last I saw Beal is was bleeding out.
Thanks for your guidance, advice and reality checks.
John Frost 23-Aug-2016 04:41
I was in Delta Co 4/3 11th Inf. Brigade 23rd Division in Vietnam 1971. We pulled perimeter guard for Captain Hummel, RTO Lt.'s, Red Leg RTO. Trying to locate other members of D 4/3 during that time frame. Welcome home, brothers!
Vicki Westbrook 30-May-2016 01:00
Vicki Westbrook is looking for any information on my uncle, Thomas Steven Garrett, killed on August 23,1968. He was part of the 11th light infantry brigade, 3rd battalion, 1st infantry, B Company. He was my mentor/ idol when he was taken from our family when I was 12 years old. I am seeking answers on how he died. My email is His parents and my mom always wanted to know, but they are deceased now. I would like to know and give answers to my brothers. Thanks for any information. DoB 6/18/47. Death 8/23/1968 Vic Ha Thanh Sf Camp, South Vietnam Nam.
Aaron Henao for Steve Reynolds 21-Apr-2016 13:59
My dad's name is Steven J Reynolds. He was with Delta Co, (Ranger/mortar co)' 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd Americal Division stationed in Chu Lai for about half a year then to DaNang to C and D co, 3/21st, 196th, 23rd. I am looking for anyone that may have served with him. I would love to talk to you. Please email me at or call me at 713-298-1950
debbie 21-Feb-2016 22:38
to james baillie, my name is debbie vickers i am jerry vickers niece. would love to talk to you. you can contact me at 707-362-7895. thank you.
Bob Lansing 16-Jan-2016 21:38
Bob "Doc" Lansing. I am looking for anyone interested in having a reunion this summer for Delta company 4/3,particularly from anyone who was at Khe Sanh,Dewey Canyon II, Lam song 719. Also, anyone knowing the whereabouts of "Curly English" please notify me.
Maureen 03-Nov-2015 15:52
My Dad is Dennis Duc Pho 11th infintry brigade c company 1/20...he's from the Bronx. If you happen to know him please email me...I would be interested in some of the stories or memories you have...he ran the mail.

Maureen at
Wayne Stensgard CPT USAR 02-Nov-2015 04:17
Wayne Stensgard
I was an airman attached to the 11th Inf. at Duc Pho (LZ Bronco) from Feb. 68 to Feb 69.
Some of my army friends went down in a C-123 at Chu Lai; they put jet fuel in the recip engines. I am very interested in getting their names as I have a picture of all of us before the crash. I'm also trying to get the names of two soldiers who were killed when their jeep was blown up just outside the gate. I had just convinced a loadmaster to allow one of them to get on the plane because his tour of duty was over.
Dan Bates 06-Oct-2015 19:55
Dan Bates, originally from Illinois, now in Missouri, arrived in Hawaii, April 1966, assigned to 6th support Bn, shipped out Dec 6, 1966 on the luxury ship General Weigel, Duc Pho, LZ Bronco, left VN, back to the states Aug 1968. WE first set up in Pinkville, there about one week had fire fight on bunker line, mostly only our bunker position.
Looking for Jerry Cooper
Bob bush 29-Sep-2015 02:04
My name is Bob Bush. I was with 3/1 from Hawaii to Vietnam. We have a reunion each year. Contact me at
Guest 15-Jul-2015 23:28
I am looking for anyone who worked with my dad during the Vietnam War. He was 1st SGT. Juan A. Santana and served with CoD 4thBn 21stInf 11th InfBde from 1968-1969. He trained in Hawaii . You may contact me at Thank you.
Sylvester Key 26-May-2015 01:19
Hey I remember a lot of you guys. Cpt Rose and 1st Webb were our Co and 1st Sgt. Anybody remember them.
Guest 26-Apr-2015 23:57
Edgar Quinones 3/1 11th infantry first with co A then to HQ/HQ Co. went to Nam with first wave in Dec. 67 .
EDWARD NEWTON 09-Mar-2015 17:43
steve schroder 15-Oct-2014 18:33
Looking for anyone who remembers Fire fights at LZ Bronco March and April of 1969.
james baillie 04-Apr-2014 00:49
I am looking for Jerry Vickers from northern California Anderson 3/1 battalion11infantry delta co.I was revers to as pops because of my age.
james baillie 04-Apr-2014 00:42
Sylvester Key 27-Feb-2014 04:11
I am Sylvester Key was with D 6th Support went to Viet Nam December 1967 anybody remember me?
Roy Benford 14-Dec-2013 05:07
My named is Roy Benford (Ben) I was a Personnel Specialist with HQ & HQ Company, 11th Inf. Brigade. Cp.t Joe Cleary was my CO. Served in Duc Pho (November 1968 to June 1970). I served along with William (Bill) Grimes, Wilbert Rooks, Robert Montgomery (KIA) Johnny Johnson (KIA). My email is
(510) 860-6008
Guest 18-Aug-2013 18:14
skip brownfield 3rd of first served nov69 to march 70. got ambushed one nite and lost big perry, pee wee got his arm messed up and jack mcwhorter got shaparael. all three medivaced out left us seven. I remember mitch was beside me but don't remember name of guy who crawled up and dragged wonded and dead out needed a medic with us but lt didn't think so
dana raxter 17-Aug-2013 21:13
name sp4 dana raxter I was co.c 3d bn 1st inf 11th inf bde mar69 to may69 we lost a lot of men between 2 months rpg hit the apc I was on one of sd men was ice he was killed the day I left if you remember this my email is
David Rodman 29-Apr-2013 16:54
looking for any one who remembers me I can't remember names any more I was with Co C,3rd bn,1st inf 11th Inf Bde in the field from May7,1969 to Aug 19,1969 would love to hear from someone I served with there.
Guest 19-Apr-2013 17:26
Guest 19-Apr-2013 17:23
jim gaither i was in hq co. 3/i 11th motorpool aug.1966
Gary Sunley 14-Apr-2013 18:14
Attn; Cristino Rodriguez , not sure if I remember you as things are kind of a blur that long ago. I can tell you that I was Co. B Med 6th Support Batt. with 106 medics. our barracks were located near Headquarters and Co. Camander was Capt. Rose from around March 1967
Nick Arman 06-Dec-2012 16:26
Hi I am searching for any relatives or family of Sgt Warren E Meyers. please contact me I have in my possession something of his from Vietnam (68-69).
Vicki R. Yates 12-Aug-2012 21:02
Charles Lewis Jr. I am Sp. Yates' widow, I am trying to find out the locations in country where you served. Please contact me if you can help.
Guest 09-Jun-2012 01:10
I am CSM Munoz-Rivera (Retired) I served in VietNam from January 1969 to January 1970; with Company C 3rd Battalion 1st Infantry 11th Infantry Brigade. I am looking for my fellow soldiers that served with me during that time period. If anyone remember me, please contact me at my e-mail, (
Cristino Rodriguez 04-Mar-2012 00:57
I was assigned as a medic to the 6th Sup. Bat. Co Cmed. on March 67. I was on the ambulance platoon. Shipped to Viet Nam on Dec. 67 on the general Weigel ( It was moth balled a couple of year ago), y older brother went to the Korean war on the Weigel, too. On Viet Nam we went to Carentan for a few weeks, then to LZ Bronco on Duc Pho. The first wounded I went to get was from the 4/3 and it happened that he was from Puerto Rico also. Lost a few friends there. I had forgotten most of the names. I came back and after a time became an MD, the ObGyn. Retired now due to diabetes, heart trouble, cancer and all that caused by agent orange. If any one remeber me contact me. I visited my company comander in Florida, two year ago, Dr. Raymond Mclane.
Tyler 08-Feb-2012 20:59
I'm looking for information on CPL John Thomas O'Connor, I'm doing a report on him. If anyone has any information, please email me at
Amanda 08-Feb-2012 17:43
I am doing a report over Norman Maxie and was wondering if any of you knew him or were friends with him. Any information would be helpful. If you have a story you would like to share it will be put into a presentation and I can make you a copy if you would like. Thank you all for serving! God Bless!
Amanda 08-Feb-2012 17:43
I am doing a report over Norman Maxie and was wondering if any of you knew him or were friends with him. Any information would be helpful. If you have a story you would like to share it will be put into a presentation and I can make you a copy if you would like. Thank you all for serving! God Bless!
Jerry Ballentine 16-Nov-2011 05:49
It has been a long time, I am Jerry Ballentine Sp4, Rto for my unit from Oct 70' to May 71, Fire base Debbie out of Duc Pho 11th Inf 23 Div. I am 11B. came home for R&R in May 71, when I came back was put in the 23rd Signal HHC Chu Lia. Mail clerk and driver for Capt. Richard P. Armadila ( my be spelled wrong) took over for William C from Fla. discharged Nov 71'..looking to talk to the guys from both units. I"m here in Atl, Ga. 770-490-3680
charles jex 28-Mar-2011 19:15
I was the S-2 Sgt for HHC 4/3 at Schofield. I had just returne4d from VN (1st tour) and shipped out with the Old Guard in Dec 67. Those were the days.... time was rough, memories forever of those we lost. Like to hear from Cpt Lawson or (then Maj Holk) Love you all and welcome home.
Eugene ( Gene ) Powell 02-Feb-2011 22:09
Looking for Army Buddies I served with in Vietnam with : 2ND PLT, D CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE Sept 1970 --Sept 1971
John Pacheco 05-Sep-2010 03:03
John Pacheco " Banty " , April 68- March 69 C 1/20, 3 rd Platoon, 3rd squad. Anyone out there remember me? I'm was the short Latino with the M-60 towards the end of my tour.
wayne Fox 14-Aug-2010 01:05
Wayne Fox.(Noel ).1968...A3/1 2nd Platoon...looking for all alpha company soldiers..are you guys aware that 3/1 has an annual reunion....great seeing all the old soldiers...Call
ziehr456301-Aug-2010 03:44
My name is William L. Ziehr and I was one of the first 10 soldiers to arrive in Schofield after the 25th Div moved out for Viet Nam. I was assigned to HHC 4th Bn 3rd Inf 11th Inf Bde commo platoon and was in Hawaii 18 months then shipped out for Viet Nam on the USS Gordon troop carrier. I was in Viet Nam 1967-1968. I'm now retired from the Army with 23 years service. I made my home in Lynchburg, Missouri and would love to hear from others in my unit during that time. I'm now 62 years old. My e-mail address is
charles f. lewis jr. 26-May-2010 23:27
I was one the first to be assigned to a co 4th 3rd inf. medevated to tripler army hospital, in 66. We sat around and did details until the bde was formed. My buddies were pfc murray, pfc russell, and sp4 yates. I was eventually promoted to sgt, and went over on the ship. During the trip I was reassigned d co 3rd bn 1st inf. I spent most my time fb dragon. I remember sgt shepard, fosky, miller, folnoy,and angel.
david fleming 10-May-2010 17:38
does anyone know my father sp/4 daniel fleming 67 - 68 was a field medic
Leroy Windmon 04-Dec-2009 16:14
My name is Leroy Windmon when I ariveed at Schofield Bks there was fewer than 50 people in the Bn. HHC 4th bn 3rd Inf that was Aug 1966 I was in the Medical plt. later on I was asigned to Delta company as the head medic. I remained with Delta Co until aug 1968 when I left Viet nam to ets out of the army. Today is the 4th day of december 2009 42 years to date that We left Hawaii on the W.H . Gordon for Viet nam.. In september 2003 I was reunited with some of the member of Delta company at the first company reunion in Des Moines, Iowa. We welcome all D company 4th Bn 3rd Inf the (old Guard) 11th Inf Bde members to come be with us in Iowa to see old friends and to meet new ones. SFC Leroy Windmon U.S Army (Retired)
Mike norman 07-Aug-2009 00:08
I was an SP4, 11B20 in A Co., 3/1, Old Guard at Schofield. Arrived there in Jan 67 & departed there for Korea in Oct 68. I was in E Co. just before going to Korea. I had a brother in Viet Nam & did not have to go. I remember a few guys names: Bryant, Godwin, Santos, SGT Williams, SSGT Morong & maybe a few others.
Ronald F Frisbie ex sgt. E-5 08-May-2009 18:11
Hi guys my name is Ronald F Frisbie I was one of the first to trainee in Hwaii at Schofeild Bks. was in Co. D 3rd Bn 1st Inf. 11th Inf Bde. I went over to Nam with the first troops out of Hawaii. in Dec. 1967 at the age of 19 I am 61 now and I miss all you guys. I was hit in april 1968 and they sent me home and did not get to say good buy to all of you. Thank all of you great fighting men I love you all may God Bless you and yours
william faulkner 05-May-2009 15:20
was in hq hq co in schofeild bks in 1966 to the end of 1967 . my name is william faulkner, and did not make the trip to VIETNAM . just like to say hi to you guys . it was great to see this site it was kind of hard to fine but i do. if there is anyone out here who would like to fill me in on more PLEASE DO. AND THANK THINK YOU ALL god bless.
Guest 12-Apr-2009 05:40
served with the 4th bn. 21st inf april 68 to august 68. trained in hawaiian islands before 4th /21st shipped out to Nam. felix