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  1. Hello my brothers. I apologize for not checking our website more often. Looks like we have a site already: San Antonio, Texas. Three to four hours from Houston. Wonderful!! It’s a charming city. A military city. With many military bases. I spent a year in the hospital at Brooke Army general Hospital. And that’s where I ran into LT in 2003 at a ADVA Reunion. Recently, Fred Chinn asked me about Roger Synclair. Does anyone know his phone or address? let me know. You’ll take care of yourselves. “pancho” Martinez.

  2. On the lighter side of things Warlock is now a local noveity since the dedication of the Veterans Park in Sun City. I have had one speaking engagement to MOAA and 3 more coming up to various Veteran clubs. Went on the local radio station also. Everyone loves stories. I have been giving C 2/1 all the good press I can as the best company in the 196th.
    I just tell everyone Tooch was adopted from a Marine unit that got lost in the jungle.

  3. I saw on the news where a man killed 5 people in a bank in Sebring, FL. That is where Ed Davis lives. I wrote a email checking on his welfare, but I haven’t heard back yet. The guy that did the killing had just moved there from Indiana. Ed just moved to Sebring from Indiana also.

    1. Larry
      Five women were killed by a want-to-be prison guard low life. His girl friend dump him so he kills five innocent women.
      He admitted he did it so he should in the ground.

  4. I served with C 2/1 from February, 1967-68. I have tried a couple of times, with no success, to get a shout back from anyone I served with. Would love to connect!

    1. John, I answered an email you sent but got no reply back. Which platoon were you in? you said you had a company roster. If possible, could you send me a copy of the roster?

  5. I added a link on the right side that ended up under Blogroll. This is a link to Mike Lynd’s office building’s construction time lapse. It is very interesting to watch.

  6. I purchased The Americal Division history book from the Americal Division Veterans Association last month. I am reading it a little bit at a time (it’s in the bathroom).
    In April 1967 when The Americal was sent to the I corps area the division was comprised of the 196th LIB, the 1st Brigade, the 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Later predesignated the 3rd Brigade , 4th Infantry Division).
    I was very surprised to see that the 101 Airborne Division was part of the Americal Division.

      1. I was with Charlie Company in 1969 and the Americal Division at that time was made up of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade, the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and the 198th Light Infantry Brigade
        The Americal Division became the largest infantry division in the Vietnam War and its heavily contested area of operations in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin Provinces included more territory than any other division in Vietnam.

      2. Rick,
        The combat brigades were the 11th, 196 and 198. The 11th and 198 were sent home and the 196 th remained as a separate brigade until 1972 according to what I was able to find.

        1. LT,
          I was with 196th right to the end. The final effort was the development of an infantry Bn sized unit with the designation “Operation or Project Gimlet”. I stayed with them till they were stood down.

  7. Merry Christmas Charlie Company!

    When Santa comes to Tampa he will need pontoon boat instead of a sleigh. Last two days we have had 5+ inches of rain and more comming.

  8. I got Terry Robert’s contact updated on the roster section. If anyone notices their information needs updated, please let me know.

    1. Cliff and I will not be able to attend the weekend of Oct 11-13. Planning a family reunion that weekend which has been Two years in the planning. We’re so disappointed, love the reunions.

    2. Huge military town; all 5 are present. Great place for Vets. Super food, good weather in October, and lots to do. It’s a Great choice.

  9. Ron Casey and Mike Lynd are working on next year’s reunion. The reunion will be in San Antonio. They think the reunion will be October 11 thru 13. Mike Lynd is the guy that I handed out the information out on him putting a Vietnam museum in his office building. His office will not be completed by our normal weekend for the reunion. Mike is working on getting us a hotel to hold the reunion. He is planning on having a grand opening for the museum as well as for his building for our reunion. He is planning on having the living wall there for his grand opening. Ron and Mike say this should be good shindig.

    How does this sound for all you guys?

  10. had A PHONE CALL FROM JOHN ANDERSONS 3RD WIFE TODAY. ANY 1 REMEMBER WHEN JOHN LOST A LEG TO A BOOBY TRAP ? WAS HE SHOT IN THE LEG ? I REMEMBER THE MID MARCH BOOBY TRAP AND GOMER. AND TINY NEXT TO ME GOT SHRAPNEL–I DID NOT

  11. Gentlemen:

    Those who knew Warlock & myself in the Nam you might be interested to know he is going to be memorialized in a new Veterans Park in Sun City, Florida. There will be a “Bronze Statue” of him in the park with his name. Inside the community center there will be “Bio of Warlock & Picture of Warlock & myself”.

    Karen & I also bought a engraved brick for Larry Detwiler ” Duck”. Dedication is schedule for 1/10/2019.

    Thanks has go to Mark Tucciarone & his mother who where instrumental in referring me to the Veterans Committee which I am now a member.

  12. Larry

    A elected official lying I find that had to believe!
    Jersey City, NJ had six (6) mayors go jail! One they found out was even a American Citizen.

  13. While Wally was here pheasant hunting one day we got snow and a who bunch of cold. We sat and watch the whole series of Vietnam by Keith Burns. Like Wally said, is it ever a eye opener! Had we known that ever president that touched the Vietnam war lied to the American public and used it to get elected or re-elected is such a shame. This series was nothing like what we were expecting to see. It is a need to see series.

    1. Thanks, Larry,
      When I watched it, I was aware of some of what had happened, but not all of it. It is eye opening to see how we were used as a stepping stone for politicians to gain more power. It was sickening. We don’t need to wonder why our Congress has such low approval ratings among the public.

  14. Hi guys. I am in a therapy group at the VA in which we read and discuss different books. We are now reading ” Dereliction of Duty” by H.R. McMaster. It deals with the lies by McNamara, Johnson, and the rest of them ! It is an eye opener , and a warning; it will piss you off ! Tooch

  15. I got home yesterday after spending a week at Larrys hunting and beer drinking had a great time. We also watched the Ken Burns series on Vietnam it was eye opener for the things we learned if given a chance watch it. On the way to Larrys I stopped and visited Tom Virden, it was the first time I have seen him in 48 years. It was so good to seem him and his wife.

    1. Hey Wally, I was also glued to Ken Burns series after the first 5 minutes. Lots of footage and I could not believe how much I never knew about why we did what we did. Definitely an eye opener, and after almost 50 years. Glad you hooked up with Pudge again……say hello for me next time you talk.

      1. Russ Pudge asked about you. I told him I saw you at the Wabasha reunion. Hopefully I talked him and Donna into coming to a reunion. You should try to make another one.

  16. Johnnie Pearson sent me the following email:

    Greetings to you Larry, please let others know this sad news.

    Received a card from John’s wife with a request to call her – John Anderson passed away on August 14, 2018. Death due to lung cancer. I am sure she would like to hear from any of the men from Charlie Company

    Home address is:
    Mrs. Sharen Anderson
    2 Zane Drive
    Sandia Park, NM
    87047-9752

  17. sad to report that we have lost one of our fellow Grunts. Don Kovarcik passed away on Friday Nov. 2, 2018. Don hosted the reunion in Hilton Head south Carolina in 2008. His funeral will be at St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, SC. on Wednesday Nov. 7th, Viewing will begin at 9:30 am followed by his funeral service starting at 10:30 am. There will be a luncheon after the service at St. Andrew’s hall. The burial will be at 2 pm at Beaufort VA National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC. Please keep Don and his family ( Rosemarie ) in your prayers. RIP. Don you will be missed. I salute you

    1. Don was great guy even though every time I played poker with him he always seem to have a winning hand. God Speed!

    2. Sorry to hear this Jim. I sent him one of the sculptures that I handed out at the reunion on November 1. I hope he got to see it.

  18. I just got back from Nashville where my wife Judy and I met up with Gary and Tressa Evans and Ed and Marie Davis. We had a great time in the almost week we were there.

    I have heard from two guys expressing interest in next year’s reunion. I will get details soon.

  19. I don’t know about you guys but I can’t wait for election day. The TV is nothing bull advertising for both parties. I mailed in my ballot weeks ago so I don’t care.
    One of our governor candidates has FBI inquiry going on & none of the candidates has a clue about how to deal with Red Tide!

  20. Francis:
    I did & the government sent me some questions:

    Q: While in High School, College & the Military did you ever engage in binge drinking?
    A: I can’t remember I was passed out

    Q:Did you ever smoke Marijuana?
    A: Yes but I didn’t inhale! (That work for Bill Clinton)

    Q: While drinking did you ever touch or caress anyone in their private areas?
    A:Yes, only women, who were willing & were a eight (8) or better!

    Q: While serving in Vietnam did you or the men you were serving with ever use excessive force against the Vietnamese?
    A: Like Napalm or B52 Airstrikes?

    Q: What is your legal opinion about use of the Death Penalty for Capitol crimes such as murder?
    A: All you need is a Good Rope & a Tall Oak Tree

    So think I get confirmed?

    1. I voted “yes” on your confirmation as as most of this happen 50 years ago when you did not realize what you were doing as a young man. Plus other people have done worse.

  21. Thought I like to lookup some old girlfriends. I going to run for Supreme Court Justice.
    Let the press do it for me!

  22. Since no one has gotten to me on the reunion next year, I will volunteer Rapid City again if you guys are up to it. I will propose a four day reunion since it will be our 50th year class reunion.
    Think it over and let me know by the end of the month.

    Doc

    1. Doc

      Shoot a email to Larry, I think he has something working.

      Rapid City find with me. Love the Black Hills & Deadwood.

    1. We sent a thank you as soon as we got home from the reunion.
      Hope everyone is doing well since the reunion. It was our pleasure to host.

  23. I want to thank Jim Intravia for his contribution for expenses related to Charlie company’s web site and other expenses. His support is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you brother “Infantry”

  24. I want to thank the reunion attendees for the donations for the reunion expenses and money towards the web site expenses.

    I forgot to thank Wally Searight for his donation for web site expenses that he made prior to the reunion starting.

  25. Great time Cathy & Cliff

    Several People ask me to post my poem about you guys! Here you go!

    The Agony of the Old Warrior

    The wounds of past battles devour our bodies & spirit as we reflect on our time of war & civil unrest!
    No love in the jungle or airports upon our return.
    We questioned the judgments of Johnson, Nixon, McNamara, Westmoreland but fought & died without question as “Young Americans”!
    Our brothers wait for us at the “WALL”!
    But the Dead do not Dream!
    Agent Orange, PTSD & Old Man Time continue to reap the devils due
    Haunted by the trail of death we craved through the jungles we justified our actions by the most human Instinct “SURVIAL”
    Old Warriors minds & souls search the stars for a peace that we will never find
    Our thoughts drift threw the cloud of war as we wait for our boat ride to the sea of Eternity
    Will it be heaven or hell for the old warrior?
    Perhaps there is a special place for the “My Brothers of the Blood”
    As Long as you can taste the air of life you will remember
    We fought not to win but for ourselves & each other
    There is already too much grief to hide but my ignorance of God’s way has always haunted me.
    The taste of near death has made us the persons we are today but for all of us there is only our legacy.

  26. HI you guys,
    While you were at the reunion, we were in the Seattle area for family visits. While we were there, I found Charlie two one on the west end of North Fort at Fort Lewis. They are currently part of the 2nd infantry division which is a stryker division. They have started a two one museum and are looking for stuff from former two one members. Maybe the guy from the Seattle area go to Ft. Lewis and get more information. I did not visit with any grunts or medics as they were all out in exercises. Glad you guys had a good time at the reunion. Where is the next reunion?

    Doc

  27. If my memory is correct, David Swift won the attendance prize which was a art piece made and donated by Tyler Harper. Tyler was unable to attend this years reunion. Thank you Tyler for your art work.

    Ron Causey won the second attendance prize. He was so happy to get the prize that he threw his hands in the air. Congratulations, Ron!