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

B COMPANY

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Michael L.Burford

B Co 73 - 75

Motorcyclemike@comcast.net

Enjoyed Hawaii, Met good people there. North Shore was awesome. Stayed in Waialua for a while great house and parties.

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Errol A. Cruz  (Bob)

B., Co. 64 - 66

San Martin, California
errolacruz@hotmail.com

 

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J J. Freemen (Tiny)

 B Co., 1965

 

 

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Kenneth (Ken) Janonis

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

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Darris Williams

B. Co., 66 - 67

PO Box 69
Thicket,Texas 77374

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Joe N. Ballard

B Co., 1966/1967

Washington, DC.
(Retired ..Commanding General,US. Army Corp of Engineers)

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Richard L. Green

B Co., 66 - 67
(Operation Duke)

Dec. 20 2003 Bulls Gap Tennessee

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John J. Banket

B Co., Dec.67 - Dec 68

Frackville PA.
 johnj1@localnet.com

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Jack Knecht

B. Co., 1968

San Luis Obispo, CA.
Jackknecht@ccaccess.net

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Frank Shipley   

B Co., D Co. 513th Engineers
68 - 71

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Ernest Guthery

B Co., 68 - 69

584 Co. Rd. 346 Crane Hill
AL. 35053

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Donald E. Walton

B Co., 67 - 69

South Bend, In. 46628

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Robert Peterson

B., Co. 68 - 69

Erie, PA. 16505

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Donald (Don) Clement

B Co., 69 - 70
Ludlow, MA.

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Tom Roberts

B., Co. 69 - 70

Route 6, Box 6332,
Bullard, Texas 75757
Tom_Roberts@fd.org

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Danney L. Robison

B., Co. 1971 ( Baldy)

Hanford, California
Danney@lightspeed.net

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Charles N. Schmitt

B Co., 1972
N. 995 River Drive
Campbellsport, WI. 53010

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Kenneth W. Thomas

B. Co Jan 67-

P.O. Box 52409
Fort Benning GA 31995
Kenneth.W.Thomas2@usace.army.mil

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Angel M Pineiro-Lopez

B Co. April 68 - 69

ampineiro01@gmail.com

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William Monsson

Co B. 69 - 70

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Lester L. James

B Co., 1965

Lamoure, ND. 58458
shirlesj@drtel.net

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Steven Alpaugh

B Co., 65 - 66
(Operation Duke) Adrian Mi. 49221
salpaugh@tc3net.com

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Paul Chisolum

B Co., 65 - 67
(Operation Duke) 1019 Twin Pines Lane
Pearl, Ms. 39208
PChisolm@aol.com

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Raymond C. Rebholz

B Co., 66 - 67

Hohokus,NJ.
Ray3257@aol.com

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Ben Mc Williams

B Co., 67 - 68

Rolla, MO.
mcwillib@gmail.com

Commander, Co. B Nov. 67 - Apr 68. 
Right thru TET 68!!!

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Dean, Contover

B Co., 66 - 67
(513th.)
(Operation Duke)

36 Lamplighter Lane

Chelmsford, MA 01863-2328
dlc150@verizon.net

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Micheal Zimmer

B. Co. July 68 - Dec 68
(299th Combat Eng. 69)
(11th Armoured Cav 70-71)
(Medic) 28811 FM 2978
Magnolia, TX . 77354
Mzmmr509@cs.com

I was the company medic for B Co when we were stationed on top of the hill with the ROK Tigers and then when we moved south to the beach. I think the CO was Cpt. Hitchcock but my memory is pretty well shot. I remember that 'Top' was a large guy with a small mustache but I guess every 'Top' fit that same description. While at the beach I was transferred to the 299th Engr Bn (CBT) up in Dak To. Does anyone know what happened to Larry, the Vietnamese boy that we took in while at the beach.

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James W. Johnson

B Co., 1968 - 1970

Rosalie, AL
linnjim4972@yahoo.com
B Co., Feb 68 - Feb 69

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Sp5 Richard Dietze

B Co., Feb 68 - Feb 69

578 Prospect Ave
Dumont, New Jersey
R5075D@AOL.COM

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William J. Godines (Bill)

B. Co. 1968
(Medal for Heroism at
Bong Son) 4200 Rosemead Bl.
Apt. 25
Pico Rivera, Ca. 90660

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J D. Poss (jd)

B Co., 69 - 70

mmattisonr@aol.com

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Jerry E. Stone

B Co., 69 - 70 RR. 2 Box 179
Stratford, OK. 74872-9488

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Aaron Brown

B., Co. 70 - 71
(3-Bronze Stars) (Purple Heart)

85 Doe ct, Monmouth Ct, NJ
732-230-3622
Aaronb296@aol.com

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Danney Lee Robison Dan)

B., Co. 71
(Da Nang & Fire Base Baldy)
Bakersfield, CA
danneyr@sbcglobal.net

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Richard Rogers

B Co

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Bobby Funchess

B Co 71 - 72 Baldy

407 E Pascagoula St
Jackson, Ms 39205
BJfunch@aol.com

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Harold F. Pendergrass Jr.

B Co 69 - 70
59th (LC) 70-71

280 Carson Wages Rd

Winder, Ga. 30680

Phone # 770-307-0523 frapendergra@alltel.net

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Micheal W. Zimmer

Company Medic
B Co Aug 68 - Jan 69
100 Knob Hill
Cold Springs, TX 77331
Dakto@eastex.net

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Elmer W. Jernigan

B Co Jan - Nov 1970 P.O. Box 222
Woden, Texas 75978
ww_lane@yahoo.comI worked for Sgt. Bettingfield and CWO2 Miller at the motorpool. I tried to sign up before, but I had the wrong email address, so I may already be a member but not know it yet. This is a friend of mine email address.

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Alan B. Dodge

B Co 71 - 72 em plt

Salina, OK 74356

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Alan Graves

B Co 68 - 69

graves146@comcast.net

I served in the "B" company in '68 and '69

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Glenn (Moose) Gowen

B Co 67 - 68612 E. Division St
Boonville, Indiana 47601
gdgo@insightbb.com

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Rocco De Mas

B Co 67 - 689505 Ventnor Ave
Margate City, NJ 08402
roko1949@comcast.netWhen I first went to to the 84th It was the 589th I was in phu tie till around The first of the year 01/68 then we went to LZ UPLIFT the first day we were their 7,30 ALL hell let loose it was red splash nobody told us we like to shit ourselves

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James C. Knudsen

B Co 66 - 67
(Operation Duke)P.O. Box 386
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
mistic@adelphia.netI was in Ane Khe, worked in the motorpool on equipment, on the airstrip, went to Bong Son worked on equipment, pull guard duty on the bridge after they blew it up, went back to Ane Khe and worked on equipment spent last 2 mo running a cat. MK sure had a good mess hall!

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DEWEY PARISEAU III

B Co. Mar 68 - Oct 69

52312 SCOTCH PINE CT

Shelby Twp, Michigan 48316

DPARISEAU3@GMAIL.COM

I was a 290m operator for most of my tour in Nam. I also ran a Gradall on the petroleum pipeline constructed on QL1. The three camps I was stationed at were:LZ Uplift at Bong Son,Binh Than, and Miami Beach, south of Qui Nhon.Our mission was to build QL1,converting it from a heavily mined dirt trail to a 55 foot wide paved highway

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Dusty Lennon

Apr 66 -
(Operation Duke)
404 E 6th Street
Delta, Colorado 81416
dustylennon@hotmail.comFirst of all it should be known that I legally changed my name in 2003, from, George E. Lennon, to Dusty Lennon. I arrived in country 4/11/1966 and stayed with the 84th until they changed the Bn. to the 589th Engr. I don't remember when that happened. I Was a Spec 4 at the time of Operation Duke. Previously I was thinking that I was a PFC. After serving my 12 month tour I extended 6 months and remained in An Khe with B Company.

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Jackie Pettrey

fbcjpettrey@windstream.net

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Richard (Rocky)Soderman

B Co. Apr 70 - Mar 71

Glendale, AZ
rockysoderman@cox.net

I spent the first 9 months in Bong Son, then with the bridge finished, we moved to Da Nang for my last 3 months (felt a lot safer there). I'd love to hear from anyone who shared that time.

 

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Jack Bothwell

B Co 64 - 66743 6th Street
Ogden, Utah 84404
bobsplace98@hotmail.com

'I was stationed in B company with the 84th in the Mojave dessert for about three months and then back to Fort Ord for about about one year plus when we recieved notice that we were going to Viet Nam in May of 1965 we left on the Eltinge for our long journey which ended when the poor old girl broke down just after we had crossed the international date line, from that time on I never knew whatday it was. I had a great crew to work with at the
B company motor pool,I will never forget all of the friends that I have made because of the 84th.'

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Ben Crawford

B Co. Nov 64 - July 661535 NE 11th Street
Benton City WA 99320
bencrawford1535@gmail.com

Thought we would have to row the USNS ElTinge but were towed back to Midway Island for a beer party Then we were upgraded to the USNS Barrett!!Three Hots & a hanging Cot -- First class all the way to the beach in Qui Nhon !! From there things got a little rustic and people kept asking 'What am I doing Here?'-- That's what's so Great about this web site --- We finally get to find out why ! Don't be afraid to ask !!

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Robert (Dick)Burden Sr

B Co Mar 68 - 69

1108 Kathern Ave
Redwood City, CA 94062
rdb1945@sbcglobal.net

Came into county on the 24 of March 1968. At first I was the squad leader of the first squad first platoon of B company of the 84th. We work a bridge north of Ane Khe on QL19. After completing the bridge we worked on a hanger on base. The Battalion was spit-up. B Co. was the last of the 84th to move out of the area, we loaded on LST moved down the cost to Phan Rang and up QL 27 to the base of the DapDa Nhim Dam. From there we worked QL 27. I remember it snow that Jan.

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Vincent Matregrano

Jan 67 - Dec 67

Branford CT 06405
pfv73@comcast.net

I was with 84th bco in ankhe in 67 i drove a dump truck. I worked on the air stripe,tank farm ,wooded barracks&aiso hauled sand&dirt up&down the passes.End of oct. we became bco of the 589th.

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Doyle Clayton Hutchison

Dec 70 - May 71

1208 Daviess St
Owenboro, KY 42303
clayhutchison@hotmail.com

I held the rank of E-5 and was the Unit Armorer for B Company

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David Lee Welch

Nov 69 - Nov 70104 Lakeside Dr
Bethalto, IL
janddw@charter.netI was a Dozer operater and played a small part in bulding the bridge in Bong Son from 1969 to 1970. Would like to here from George Ellis or anyone eles that was there at that time.

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Robert Dulin

Nov 70 - Aug 71

1832 Dulin Road
Clover, South Carolina 29710
bobdulin@aol.com

Served under Cpt. Ralph Cordon who was killed and under Cpt. Ron Weitz as 1st LT and platoon leader for second platoon. Fellow LTs were Harry Jones, Al Cikra, Oscar McNeil, and Joe McNeil. Battalion Commander was LTC Melvyn Remus. My platoon sgt for most of my time was SFC Collier. My hoochmate was Jim Sasser, the well driller. My platoon built warehouses at the DaNang deep water pier, guard towers, bunkers and fences in the area. I also was detailed to convoy duty during the Lam Son 719 campaign where we hauled matting for the runway at the airfield at Khe Sahn.

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James Gatlin (Buck)

70 - 71

Berryville, AR 72616
jgatlin100@gmail.com

I went by the name of Buck. I worked on the Bong Son Bridge. Worked in rebar yard making concrete slabs for the bridge. And I also drove a 5-ton dump truck and helped build road to Red China Sea. I also went TDY to other units. Then went to Da Nang with the 84th. I did mine sweep with my 5-ton dump truck. I am missing about 4 months of memory of my time in Vietnam. I would like to hear from anyone in the 84th Company B

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.Albert R. Pryor

66 - 67 Operation Duke

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Howard Peters

3-71 - 8-71

4255 S. Oak Lane
Prescott, AZ 86303
hep@northlink.com

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James Tilwick

64 - 66

39 Pine Road
Placitas, NM 87043
jimt1@comcast.net

Got out of basic and was sent to Fort Ord to join up with the 84th.The 84th was playing in operation Desert Strike. When they returned,I joined the ranks,was with them on our cruise to Nam and ETS'd at the end of Feb.1966. Met a lot of great guys,unfortunately lost contact.

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Robert (Bob) Cullipher

Sept 69 - April 70Belleville, IL
crpfarmer@aol.comCame into B Company, when they were at Miami Beach. Drove a 10 ton truck with the earth moving platoon. When B company moved to Bong Son, I was 1LT Alfonso's driver for 2 months. send him a welcome message.

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James S. Beneski

Mar 71 - Jan 72

93 Godeffroy Road
Huguenot, NY 12746
jimmybetty@frontiernet.net

I was assigned to co. b 84th eng. construction danang. i was a bulldozer operator (62e20). we were constructing a road outside of danang. co. B was also located at an abanded marine base,i believe it was the 5th marine. During this time we were caught in a nasty typhoon,and the area took quite a beating. after this we were working at an artillary base near by ,using our construction equipment to build up the burm perimeters aroung the base.

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John D. Dixon

2 - 71 - 1 - 72

15440 Gemini Road
Wilmer, AL 36587
johnddixonsr@yahoo.com

I started out a a mechanic. When the parts clerk rotated the sent me to saigon for a 2 week class on parts. In may I was promoted to sp5. I had a head injury after I etsd, so I can't remember to much. I remember Capt. Cordon being killed by the mine, and Capt Weitz taking command. Also the typhoon at Fire Base Bauldy. I guess its better that I don't remember some of it. G Is keep your heads up. We were just as much heros as the ones they call heros now.

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Frank Kayser

65 - 661739 Lakeview Village Dr
Brandon, FL 33510
id5200@verizon.net

Was on the ship that came out of mothballs and did not make it. Landed inQui Nhon on the Barrett? Went Ane Khe to reinforce airfield.Watched the Marine land for there three day assult

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.James M. McCarthy III

10-67 - 4-68

182 Via Lanares
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
jmmca2@sbcglobal.net

589th EBC and 84th EBC April 1967 to April 1968 Vietnam SP/5 62f30 Crane Shovel Oper. Phu Tai & LZ UP LIFT I KNOW Roko DeMas from LZ up lift.

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Floyd H Underwood

7-66 - 7-67
Operation Duke

382 Lamplighter Dr
Melbourn, FL 32934
fhu46@yahoo.com

i was a dozer operator,went to bongson to build airstrip.

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Charles Thome

9-65 - 9-66

926 North Adams
Mason City, IO 50401
thome@mchsi.com

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Bill Walsh

4-67 - 11-67

1753 E. Wildflower Ln
Casa Granda, AZ 85112
billw@replacementdiggingparts.com

 Arrived with B Co. 589th in 4/67. Co. was assigned to the 84th and later became B Co. 84th. 11/67 I was transfered to C Co. 815th. Engr. in Pleiku.

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John Wayne Maddy

10-71 - 1-72

475 Cemetery Road Space 53
Reno, NV 89503
jmaddy27@yahoo.com 

I was transfered from the 577th Eng Bn in Oct 71, I am having a hard time remembering the names of guys i was ther with, use any help i can get

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Carl Elmer Peterson

2-70 - 11-70

2304 SE 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
carlpeterson9881@cox.net

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Louis Cherubin

6-70 - 6-7113015 East Four Mile Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009
lcherubin@hotmail.com   Started out in Qui Nhon 06/70 and moved with the unit to Da Nang. Drove a 5 ton dump truck during my tour

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Kenneth J Le Dee

7-70 - 7-71

408 Deloach Dr
Hinesville, GA 31313
deputy1227@yahoo.com

 Station at Bongson and worked in the mess hall when the bridge was rebuilt and the monsoon( rainie season) came the unit moved to Danang at camp Holong a marine base at the South China sea. I,was reasign from the Dining Hall to the EM club as the assist Manager as actin Jack E5 and picked the Phillipane Bands from down town Danang.

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Phillip Wayne Long

7-69 - 7-70

201 Marzee Ann Dr
Jonesboro, AK 72401
debandphillong@aol.com

 Service began at Miami beach with ROK 26 inf reg tiger div. drove 10 ton tractor and trailer. hauled water for company purification and heavy equipt such as D-7 front end loaders drove gun truck, wounded in sept onQl-1 near fire base two bits, moved to bong son to help build bridge in 70 many many trips up and down Ql-1 to many to list here list.

 

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David Grossett

Mar 71 - Feb 72

226 Henderson Medow Way
Lyman, SC 29365
genegossett@bellsouth.net

  Heavy equipment oper. Started on 290, SHAKE,RATTLE& ROLL. Nickname GOOSE, remember Capt. Cordon, Neal,Larson,Jeff and our medic being killed by the mine on that rainy Sunday,I was Popcorn McCracken's "cruit" until he derosed and then Neal took me under his wing.some buddies were pollock,Slick,Cohen, Ridings, King,Taft,Baker, Lawrence, Van Hout and too many others to mention, Brothers every one. WELCOME HOME!!

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Thomas L. Brown

Jan 68 - Mar 69

1015 Main
Jesup, IA 50648
tkbrown@jtt.net

I WAS IN THE MOTOR POOL, WARREN OFF. FRANCES WAS MY TOP.... THE GUYS CALLED ME TINY OR FENDER BENDER.. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS B CO. MOTOR POOL 1968..

 
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Daniel S. Robterson

6-71 - 3-72

4708 Mountlake

Chubbuck, ID 83202

dangerousdanno@gmail.com

 served in Da Nang and Fire Base Baldy near Chu Lai. We returned to Da Nang shortly after Typhoon Hester destroyed our compound. I Was one of the three lookout guards in the tower on the top of the hill

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Paul Eugene De Weese

March 1964 - July 1966

162 N. Main Street

Argenta, IL 62501

paulcarol@nwcable.net

  Made a lot of friends in the 84th just now locating some of them I couldn't locate my name on the roster I saw one picture the Company took they misspelled my name though they spelled it Devesse or something should be DeWeese but someone can fix that. I got a lot of stick time on the dozer while at Qui Nhon and An Khe worked on both air strips, I carved out the amo dump ruffed it out any way, helped to cover and level the sand for the compound the carpenters built the officers and EM club which was nice and I never got to use it. Then General Westmorlan desided to make it into a hospital was the right thing to do ( Paul)

 
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William C. Keil

B Co 84th & 589th

3713 Chesapeake Blvd

Lake Havasu, AZ 86406

Rockhounds@frontiernet.net

 Arrived Vietnam with B co. 589th Engineer battalation Late may became B co. 84 Engineers. Spent my last months at L.Z. uplift.

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Charles Otis Stokes

B Co July 66 - July 66

3801 11th Ave Lot 5

Tusaloosa, AL 35401

cstokes907@gmail.com

 
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Michael James Adamske

B Co Oct 1966 - Oct 1967

10487 St. Clair St Ventura, CA 93004

adamske@pacbell.net

 

 Although trained as a crane and shovel operator, I ended up as the mailman running back and forth from An Khe to Qui Nhon. I do recall being with the 84th, but I received an Army Commendation Medal listing my departure from Company B, 589th Engr Battalion. A year later I was back in Viet Nam with the 31st Combat Engineer Battalion

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Tommy C Mc Connell

B Co Dec 64 - Dec 68

PO Box 55 Leesburg, TX 75451

tommymcconnell01@gmail.com

 

 I landed in Vietnam on December 16,1967. Was my nineteen birthday, didn't know if I would ever make it to twenty or not. I was stationed With Co. B of the 84th.,the whole time I was there. Made many good friends and enjoyed working with them. I drove a 5 ton dump most of the time. I had a military license before I ever got a Texas license@the age of 21. Worked on QL1 from Quin Yhan to Plaekc(?) did mine sweep every morning. Got sniper fire on us a lot day and night. We did a lot of hard work in that heat and rainy season. My cell number is 903 855 2213. Would be glad to hear from anyone.

 
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Steve McCracken

Dec 70 - Dec 71

791 Ewart Road

Akron, OH 44312

tom-mcc@sbcglobal.net

 Vietnam B CO 84th Engineers 1970-1971 Drove Granny's Gang at times. Ran dozer - was in Qui Nhon, Bong Son, Da Nang,worked on Highway 1 and other roads.

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 Daniel Bringle

 1723 14th Ave SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
lbringle@hotmail.com