84th Engineer Battalion (Construction) Vietnam
Qui Nhon - Operation Duke - Bong Son - Da Nang - Phu Bai - Fire Base Baldy
This website represents the Memories of those Men who served
  with the 84th in the Republic of Vietnam

HEADQUARTERS & ER1

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Dick Wells - HQ

31 Aug 69 - 16 Aug 70

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James F. Fraser -HQ

20 Sept 67 - 28 Feb 68

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Dan Lycan - HQ

Aug 71 - Feb 72 

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William Young Epling_HQ

Mar 69 - Aug 69
bill@eplingwy.com
7513 Dolce Drive
Annandale, VA 22003
I commanded the 84th from March through August 1969. I replaced Bob Corley & was in turn replaced by Dick Wells.

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Nicholas Katers

2008-2010

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Jerry Farnsworth

2010 -

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Albert J. Genetti Jr.

Jan 69 - July 69
al_genetti@msn.com
6289 Thicket Lake Lane
Mainville, OH 45039
I was reassigned from USAECAV, Bien Hoa to S-3, 84th. Before Bill Epling arrived his predecessor removed Major Jenkins as XO so I functioned as both S-3 and XO for a period of time, don't recall how long. I was followed by a classmate, Bob O'Toole.

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Harry N. (Hap) Hambric

Stood down the 84th and Stood up ER1MR1
See listing below

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

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Fayette Latterel

HHC 1964 - 1967
Billings, MT.
Lttrllfmly@aol.com

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Kenneth (Ken) Janonis

HHC., 65 - 66
(B & A Co's)
Carson City Nevada
KennethJanonis@yahoo.com

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Dean Sleeper

HHC., 1966
Southwick, MA.
DeansPondsplus@aol.com

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Mario Gonzalez

HHC.
April 66 - April 67
Austin, TX.
mgonzalez@utsystem.edu

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Ed Garnica
(Dirtman)

HHC Aug. 67 - 68 Baileybridge2001@yahoo.com

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John Bieda

HHC.
Sept. 67 - August 68
478 W Great Basin Dr
Meridian, ID 83646  
jbieda3@centurylink.net

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John K. Hensley

HHC. 68 - 69
(S-3)
July 20, 2004

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Richard K. Perkins
(Dick)

523rd.Eng. Port Const.
536th.Eng. Det.
HHC. 84th  68 - 69

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Keith Anderson

HHC, 69 - 70 (Medic)

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Daniel B. Toomey

HHC
(attached to B Co.)
69 - 70  (Medic)

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Walter (Brook)
DeNault Jr.

HHC. 70 - 72
(Medic)
Nov.2003

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William L. Hatcher

HHC., Nov-70-May-71 
D Co., July-Nov 1970
Agusta GA.
WilliamLHatcher@gmail.com
(Also listed with Delta Co.)

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John Wagner

HHC.70 - 71
Duke145266@aol.com

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Richard Kirchner

HHC. 01/ 72 - 03 / 72
Burlingame, Ca.
rkirchner@hpsarch.com

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Richard Mc Corrison

HHC  71 - 72
120 Quaker Hill Road
Warren, PA. 16365 1455
dick@mccorrisonphoto.com

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Charles Stewart

HHC
July 70 - June 71
5039 Grassmere Road
Richmond, Va 23234
Chuck@StewartTech.com

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Glayron Faries

HHC
June 66 - May 67
Lutz, Fl
glayron_faries@hotmail.com

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William Layde

HHC
Nov 70 - Oct 71

20750 Hamlet Ln
Dixon, Mo 65459
wlayde@hotmail.com

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Paul D. Ratcliff

HHC., 1965
(299th Combat Eng. A Co.)
Fort Gay,WV.
davidjo@zoomnet.net

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David C. Buttman t

HHC., 1966
Monticello UT.
davidbuttman@yahoo.com

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John Toms

HHC., 66 - 67
Kansas City, MO.
john.toms@gmail.com

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Glen Moore

HHC. July 66 - August 67
Westminster, SC.
VnVet6567@bellsouth.net

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Jim Licari

HHC., 67 - 68
(Radio Operator) Cape Coral, FL
us2hogs@verizon.net
I was commo in C Company first. Also drove Company CO. Then went to HHC (next door) and did commo and drove the BN XO once in a while. Went up on the 'Hill' first night od TET with Bob Pajik to deliver ammo and restore communications. Looking for anyone that might remember that night. Jim

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Michael C. Vetanze

HHC. 68/69
St. Clairsville Ohio
Lund418@aol.com

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Rodney Price

HHC. 68 - 69 984
CR 4481 Decatur TX. 76234
rodneykarlaprice@aol.com

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Jesse J. Muir

HHC, B, & D Co.'s
69 - 70 (Medic)
muir.jesse@mayo.edu

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Daniel D. Best

HHC, 69 - 70
Miami, FL .
danieldbest@att.net

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Clark Joesting (Josey)

HHC 69 - 70
5 Whittlesey Rd
Johnston, RI 02919
clarkjoest@gmail.com

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John Nutt JR.

HHC. Dec 70 - Dec 71
(Bronze Star)
Longview TX.
Johnnynutt@wmconnect.com

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Francis (Frank) Howard

HHC. 70 - 71
Sebring FL.
scribehoward@hotmail.com
Started at Qui Nhon,,, then went to the hill at Pleiku, then to Vin Hoa with Delta Company,,,,, Then to Da Nang to rejoin with HHC... It was nice to come HOME !!!!

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Thomas Filz (Tom)

HHC. 70 - 71
Sheboygan, Wi.
tcfilz@charter.net

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Vernon (Wayne) Casteel

HHC. 11/71 - 02/72
(The last man to retire from the 84th RVN.) Port Deposit, MD 21904
vernon.casteel@fcscto.army.mil

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Richard Niethammer

HHC, 1/71 - 6/71
White Lake, Michigan 
(248) 887-7794    
RUSH3939@Hotmail.com

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Thomas H Howell

S-4 Officer HHC
July70 - June 71
704 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906 (765)-463-0195
thowell@iquest.net

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Tom Mroczek

C. Co., April 66, April 67
HHC. April 67, Nov. 67
Webster, Ma.
tmroczek154@gmail.com

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Laurence Padilla

HHC
Oct 70 - Oct 71
1481 Crystal Ct
San Marcos CA
larryp4055@yahoo.com

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Davy A. Cormier

HHC - S4
Feb 67 - May 68
1066 Martha Hebert Road
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
davycormier@cox.net

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David Allison

HHC 71 - 72
65 Hillcrest Dr.
Stafford Va, 22556
khallison@aol.com

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Maximo P. Hernandez

Aug 71- Apr 72
1206 East Alan
Pharr Texas, 78577
blittleeone@aol.com
During the first several weeks of in country. I was assigned to the da nand area. I had no duties, I then was assigned to a warehouse for several weeks. I was then reassigned to guard durties, on the towers. and taking the work detail to fill sand bags and clean the camp grounds. After that I was picking up the workers in a truck thur town. The last duties was riding shotgun on convoys north from from da nang. The locations I don't remember. There is where I need the help for my claim.

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Bill White

April-67 - April-68
9947 Windsor Drive
Palos Hills, Il 60465
abigail01@earthlink.net
worked in Personnelin Qui Nhon under WO Hoopes

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Ronnie W. Smith

Mar 68 - Apr 69
5002 Hillsboro Ct
Hampton, VA 23605
smth13@yahoo.com
I served in Nam 68/69. I arrived at camp williams around mar of 68. I work with sgt. smith in the commo shack. I was one of the radio operators.

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Roger W. McCarty

July 70 - July 71
3155 Quincy Lane
Clarksville,, TN 37043
ROGERMCCARTY@CHARTER.NET
I ARRIVED AT LONG BINH ON 28 JULY 1970 AND ARRIVED AT THE 84TH IN QUI NON APPROX 3-DAYS LATER. I WORKED IN THE PERSONNEL OFFICE AND WHEN THE COMPLETE BATTALLION WAS MOVED TO DA NANG IN 1971 I WAS THERE FOR IT. MYSELF ALONG WIYH JOHN WAGGONER REALLY MISS THE 84TH. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMININCE.

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Dennis L. Stuhr

May 64 - Feb 66
3015 N. Tonto Ridge Rd
Prescott, AZ 86305
dlstuhr@cableone.net
Along with my Army buddy played football on the 84th Engineer Battalion team at Fort Ord so we could get out of KP duty. We didn't win a game. I only had 9 months left so I figured it was safe to drive out my car back to Ft Ord after leave home. Put our GI camp gear to good use & enjoy a bit of what CA had to offer, Big Sur, many beatiful state parks, maybe even a national park or two. Got in very late Sun night. At revalie the very next morning they announced we were be marched over after breakfast to the auditorium for a convocation. There they announced we were headed for overseas. Needless to say, I was disappointed & had to turn right around & drive my 62 black Ford ex-patrol car right back home in NE. Took along fellow surveyor along the way who was from Kemmerer, WY staying overnight with his family there. I have a few picture's on Midway Island where we drink all the beer they had on the island. At least this is the story we got. Saw gooney bird's (a rare bird where  Midway Island is 1 of 2 places wh

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Jerry Spores

66 - 67
See Those lost after returning home

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Stephen Calhoun

Apr 71 - Feb 72
706 E Marshall
Tolono, IL 61880
calhounss@mediacombb.net

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Bob Landsberg

63 - 65
blands98@gmail.com
Fort Ord California for basic training then 84th at Fort ord. Viet Nam last 7 months of 65 at Quin Nhon. Did water purification at HQ Company out side of town. Also had showers set up for everyone. I have movies and many photos of HQ company.

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Cliff Burdette

71 - 72
Cbburdette@aol.com
31 White Rock Drive
Hurricane Wv 25526
stationed at Camp Hoa Long on the South China Sea just outside Da Nang. Stationed with HHC were I was attached to the S-2 section

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Raymond Botts

June 64 - Dec 65
411 N 6th St PMB 2890
Emery, SD 57332
rayandmo@yahoo.com
I went to the 84th out of basic. While at Fort Ord I had my car and went to Southern California on weekend passes. I was a wheeled vehicle mechanic (63B20). Shipped to Viet Nam with the battalion in June of 1965 from Fort Ord. At Qui Nhon until Dec 1965 when I was injured and sent to Okinowa. Discharged May 1966 from Presidio at San Francisco.

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Gerry Wessells

2-68 - 4-69
730 Dennis Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Mlwessells@yahoo.com
Trained as combat eng., USA lost me at Cam Ranh, sent to Qui Nhon & 84th to put me somewhere. OJT water point at HHC, then to LZ uplift in the worst latterite dust you could imagine, with B Co. On the hill top, Miami Beach with the ROK. 26th Regt. Tour as Mt. Guard above HHC and vivid memories of the night the sappers blew the tank farm..

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Harold D. Glasgow

70 - 71
240 Brothers Rd
Albertville, AL 35951
hdglasgow@bellsouth.net

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Ralph J. Smock

Aug 66 - July 67
HHC, A Co, 73rd engr
230 Tasha Ln
Tazwell, TN 37879
rajasmo@yahoo.com

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Samuel H. Corey

Mar 71 - Jan 72
2670 Warbler Ln
Lincoln, CA 95648
coreysh@att.net
I joined the 84th in march of 1971 at Da Nang Camp Hoa Long. I was a surveyor doing layout for some road to some villa I can't remimber south of Da Nang. I was sent to Bien Hoa for quality control school but upon return to my unit that position was no longer needed. I spent the reminder of my tour as Bn. operations NCO.

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Clarence Lenand Jetton Jr.

Dec - 68 - Nov - 69
Dec - 70 - 71
509th pb/511pb 84th HHC
6403 Jamuary Ct
mos 12c40 bridge bridge construction foreman , was part of many teams building ql-1 returned to 84th HHC 1970 assigned as motor sgt hhc. supervised maint at rock quarry in phu bai ny way I was placed in a 12c area of expertise , It did not help that I was a demo guy > Do you want to be a tunnel rat ?. Any way I worked my butt off ,hauled asphalt , dg , sand , cement what ever was needed. 55 pb europe , 509th VN , 84 cbe 18th brgd . 511 pb by the way was never mentioned in History. Pleiku . anke , quin yon. phu bie, guantri,bamatui, Da Nang .

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Gregory Stark


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Louis Morales

HHC 5-70 - 4-71
1 Metropolitan Oval #8H
Bronx, NY 10462
Llmoral45@aol.com
I was IN HQ COMPANY,repairing all field radio's and installing them to jeep,gun truck,tank,Also making all company's Radio's in working order..repairing backpack prc-25 too.

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Danny M Wood

Unsure of Company
7-66 - 6-67
319 Campbell Lane
Springtown, TX 76082
dannymwo@yahoo.com
 All I can really remember is the beach landing when we went to Bong Son and there was two quarries one on 19 the other in PhuTi I am looking for answers

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Neuman Jones

HHC & C
5-65 - 5-66
901 Link Road
Bessemer, AL 35023
n32340@bellsouth.net
I was assigned too HHC for a short time(weeks?)while we were pouring concrete pads for the hootches and building the (cclub?) hospital. I transferred to C Company where I was an 830M operator until we moved out to the ammo dump. I was then converted from SP5 to SGT and was a heavy equipment squad leader. I stayed in and retired in April 1978 and now live near Birmingham, Alabama. Agent Orange caught up to me and I had surgery for lung cancer in Nov. 2009. doing OK.

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John Dennis. Kevoian

HHC
2-70 - 4-71
4676 Pentry Road
Austell, GA 30106-1908
jdboots@msn.com
I was a medic attached to headquarters. I worked under Dr. Jim Harkrader and Dr. Schwartz. I started by running the pharmacy and then added running the headquarters aid station.

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John James Rose

7-71 -12-71
2418 Fairfax Ave
Fayetteville, NC 28303
archwayarchitect@aol.com
Arrived in DaNang near the end of the war. Made one trip up to Phu bai to deleiver payroll. Endured a typhoon, a race riot and drug use in our unit. Main fuel line in the beach was ruptured while there.

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Leighton R Mattox Jr

6-66 - 6-67
1601 Shillelagh Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23323
lrmjr@cox.net
I was a construction draftsman and surveyor for HQ Co.

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Lanny Mummert

2-70 - 1-71
Medic
112 Berlin Road
New Oxford, PA 17350
Lmummert2@yahoo.com

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Gary L. Runge

Nov 64 - June 66.
6175 Bishop Bend Rd
Union, KY 41091
gv.runge@gmail.com
I was assigned to the 84th in Nov 1964 and we shipped out to Vietnam in May 1965. I extended for one month and rotated out in June 1966.

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John W. Sasser

Well Drilling Detach
1-71 to 7-71
HHC CO 7-71 to 1-72
1820 Circle Road
Baltimore, MD 20204
sassdad@gmail.com
In the first half of 1971, we drilled water wells all over I Corps, from the DMZ to Quang Ngai. I enjoyed the work. In the second half, I was HHC CO. All the other engineer battalions in I Corps went home. That was a difficult time.

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Harry N. (Hap) Hambric

1972 HHC - HQ - ER1MR1
10905 Stacy Run
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
haphambric@cs.com
 After Standing-Down Company D, 27th Engineers, I was assigned as the asst. Bn S-4 Officer for a couple weeks until the HHC Cdr left. I then was given command of the HHC. Most of my work at the time was related to the Battalion Stand-Down, and the Stand-Up of Engineer Region 1. We kept much of the Battalion's vertical and horizontal capability...I think we retained nearly 200 people from the battalion. I was the last Commander from the 84th...Lycon and Hardiman left leaving me to clean-up the pieces. I have a lot of photos from the Battalion...will post them when I have time.

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Randall Becht

July 70 - July 71

44 S Hawes Road

Mesa, AZ 85208

jobrand63@gmail.com

 Battalion morning report clerk in Qui Nhon. Later rode in convoy when we moved to Da Nang. Served with three others that I saw on the roster - Wagner,Filz, and McCarty.

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Joseph Keehl

Jan 66 - Jan 67
5399 Myrtle Ln
Fenton, MI 48930
jrkeehl@gmail.com
I was a jeep driver and radio operator for S2 and S3 from Jan. 25, 66 toJan. 25, 67.

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Douglass Levern Martin

HHC 70 - 71

PO Box 318

Andrews, SC 29510

blubird251@yahoo.com

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Roger A. Budny

HHC 8-1-70 - 7-28-71

Naperville, IL 60540

pulsb-chi@att.net

Bat.photographer and public information specialist.Worked with Several of the brothers already here. Have photos I will try and post. A collection of the ammo dump. I to was on teh reaction team standing outside of the medicial hutch when the big willy peter bunker went up.Won't forget that night or the Sunday when the chopper went down in DaNang.

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Harlan L.Harmon

HHC & 513th Dump Truck 9-65 - 12-66

32 RT bb

Greenfield, MO 65661

w0hsn@yahoo.com

Came to the 84th in Sept of 65 from 3rd Armored Div Germany. While with the 84th served as Bn Radio operator until Operation Duke when my mos was changed to 31F.40 Bn.Commo Chief. Went to LZ English (Operation Duke) on board the USS.Gunston Hall and stayed there until the operation was completed. Also served as driver for Major Newlin and Major Ritts while in garrison at QuiNhon. I was sent TDY to the 513th DT co and assisted in resurfacing the airfield at An Khe for the 1st Cav. I rotated back to conus on Dec.23rd 1966

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William Graham

HHC 12 - 68 -  7 - 70

206 Willard Ave

Fruitland Park, FL 34731

wgraham46@comcast.net

 'Arrived at Qui Nhon on Christmas Day from Pleiku. Was a cartographic draftsman . Drew and designed a lot of highway 1'

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John D. Weldon

HHC Aug 67 - June 68

11121 Bittersweet Creek Run

Fort Wayne, IN 46814

 I replaced Gerald Cole and John Bieda was my replacement. I served with some of the most honorable men that I have had the pleasure to know.

 

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Ken Shimabukuro

HHC 1976 - 1978

4319 E Greenway Ln

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Deployed to Enewetak Atoll: 31 May 77 thru 21 Nov 77

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William Marcoullier

HHC 12-70 - 12-71

29924 South West 150 Court
Homestead, FL 33033

crash6f@aol.com

Except for the bad days (may 2 1971) the rest was interesting

 

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Michael Charles Hammes

HHC and Engr Region 1 71 - 72

18 Green St

Bath, ME 04530

Shipsllc@comcast.net

  1971/72: First assigned to the 84th HHC at Red Beach compound as a job site planning officer working for Major Sharf. Lots of helo time. Assigned extra duties as civilian HR/payroll and BN intelligence officer. Moved with HHC to the compound at Marble Mountian: Facilities Platoon Leader, civil HR/ payroll officer, intelligence officer,and convoy commander under Hap Hambric during the transition of the 84th to Engineering Region 1. Left Vietnam in May, 1972. Out processed in Oakland CA.

 

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Guy E. Slagle, Jr.

Jan - Mar 1972

2700 Trotter Road

Florance, SC 29501

gslagle@sc.rr.com

  Served with the 27 Engr Bn. at Camp Eagle from Oct.- Dec 1971 until it rotated home. Transferred to 84th in DaNang in Jan. where I served as S 4 officer until it also rotated home. Then transferred to Engr. Regional Command, MR-1 for remainder of tour.

 

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Robert Gene Damiani

Nov 66 - Aug 67 HHC & A Co.

20964 Millard

Taylor MI 48180

bobwithoneo@wowway.com

 I worked as a 62b30 at the rock quarry in a contact truck until another Batt. took it over. After that I worked in Mr O's fix it shop ( motor pool ) until I left.

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Ronald F. Reindl

Apr 67 - Jul 68

105 Blue Grass Ln

Belleville, IL 62220

rreindl24@aol.com

  I was in the payroll group and handled C Company records working for WO Hoopes. We were there during the TET offensive, the ammo dump explosions and the night they got inside the compound and threw satchel charges into some of the billets.

 

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Douglas D. Gardner

69 - 70

3118 Dafoe Terrace

The Villages, FL 32163

 dgardner@snet.net

 69-70, Served as platoon leader in C company, and as Company Commander of HHC, 84th Engineers

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Austin "Sonny" Carter 

Apr - Dec 70 

10 Southwick Road 

Sutton 

MA 

01590 

MY MOS was 81B20 (Draftsman)during the day and "tower guard" during some evenings. I worked on plans for a sentry dog kennel, Bong Son Bridge, and a Postal Annex while in Nam. I've lost track of my Nam buddies over the years... (i.e. "Spud" Prescott, Bill Dubois, Wendell Simmons, "Rick" from Tacoma, Wash.). I'll correspond with anyone who can remember back then when the "tank farm" got smoked. Stay well...  

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