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

D COMPANY

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Bruce S. Symington

D. Co. 65 - 66
924 Benardston Rd., Greenfield MA 01301-1159
Telephone:  (413)  774-7739

 

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Johnnie Sanders

D. Co., 65 - 66
(Motor Pool)
(Ammo Dump)( 299th) 385 Sanders Loop Rd. Trout LA. 71371

 

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William Habig

 D. Co., 65 - 66
(Motor Pool) Ft. Myers, Fl.
swhabig@embarqmail.com

 

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Thomas Pirnat

D. Co., 66 - 67

Minneapolis,Minnesota
Pirnat5@comcast.net

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James F. Powers (Jimbo)

D Co., 66 - 67
(Operation Duke)
(Ammo Dump 299th)

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Guadalupe Atkinson
(Hector)

D. Co., 66 - 67
(Motor Pool) 9179 CR2226
Taft Texas  78390
361 244 2704
hectoratkinson@yahoo.com

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Darcy Zahn

D. Co., 66 - 67
(Ammo Dump 299Th.) # 8 Kiceniuk,
Annandale NJ. 08801
dfzahn@comcast.net

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Robert D. Rizzs

D Co., 66 - 68

Hot Springs SD.
rdrizzs@gwtc.net

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Fred Slater

D Co.and  513th Eng.
67 - 68 Woodland, MI.
gretchenslater@hotmail.com

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Thomas Graf   

D. Co., 67 - 68

May 4th 2003 Chicago Area

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Richard M. Sharp
(Rabbi)

D. Co. 66 - 68
(Operation Duke)
(Ammo Dump 299Th.)

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Kenneth L. Zabawski

D., Co., 68 - 69

Twinsburg, OH.
berlin7373@aol.com

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John Paul Joiner (JP)

D. Co. 70 - 71

Jacksonville, FL.
lochee@comcast.net

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Donald W. Cone Sr.

D Co. 70 - 71

Bates City MO.
katcone816@aol.com

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Michael Olinger

D Co 71 - 72

13877 E1990N Rd
Danville-Illinois
Ph 217 442-5673
M2oli@aol.com

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Frederick Weaver

D Co Dec 67 - Feb 70

5533 W. Hatcher Rd
Glendale, Arizona 85302
fred.weaver@ymail.com

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Andrew Perkins

D Co Dec 66 - 67

147 oyster point row
Charleston, SC 29412
aandrew2255@aol.com

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John  T. Clouse

D.Co., 65 - 66
(Motor Pool Officer CWO) Wood Bridge, VA.
johnclouse0435@gmail.com

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Phillip E. Crowe

D., Co., 65 - 66
(520)-682-6217
11890 Musket Road
Marana, AZ. 85653
pecrowe1@q.com

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Ralph Henry

D. Co., 65 - 66

Shelton, Wash.
wolfeel5@aol.com

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Richard A. Wallner

D Co. 66 - 67

9934 Bellcrest Blvd
Fenton MI. 48430
rlwallner@charter.net

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Paul W. Farley

D. Co., 66 - 67
(Operation Duke)
(Ammo Dump 299Th.)
First Webmaster for this Site

110 S Bristle Cone
Pahrump Nevada 89048
EBC84th@aol.com

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Tom Ford

D. Co., 66 - 67
(Ammo Dump 299Th) PO Box 205
Somerset Ca.  95684
530 642 1780

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Ronald R. Villa

D. Co., 66 - 67

Saxton PA.
rrvilla@yahoo.com

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Wayne Dadswell

D.Co., 67 - 68

Lockport, NY.
wdadswell@aol.com

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Jerry Schwartzbach

D Co., 67 - 68

Chester, Ma.
ejamagic@berkshire.net

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Pablo Alvira Jr.

D. Co., 67 - 68

6030 N.71St Dr.
Glendale, Arizona 85303
623 939 2098  

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Clifford A. Phillips Jr.

D. Co., 68 - 69

Huntsville, Alabama
ybnrmal@knology.net

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(Bill) William Sanders

D Co. 68 - 70
("BIG GATOR") Port Richey, Florida
Williamsanders53@yahoo.com

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William L. Hatcher

D Co., July-Nov 1970
HHC., Nov-70-May-71

  Agusta GA.
WilliamLHatcher@gmail.com
(Also listed with HHC)

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Sam Young

Company D  67 - 68

Grand Haven MI.

spydoctor@hotmail.com

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Kent Parker Stucki

Att to D Co Sep 1966- Oct 1967
73rd Engr (Const) 63W 2nd So Box 141
Paris, Idaho 83261
stucki_62@msn. com

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Richard Schlott

D Co Mar 67 - Mar 68 946

Crystal Cavve Road
Kutztown, Pa 19530
oilman_7@msn.com.

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James O'Rourke

D Co

daojjo@aol.com

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Greg Eischeid

D Co 71 - 72

eischeid@sbcglobal.net

I served most of my time with D Company as a Operations Sergeant. I made the big move with D Company when we were rejoined with the rest of the 84th Engineer Battalion in DaNang. I was one of the last of three men to leave D Company as we stood down in DaNang.

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Dean Miller

71 - 72

Port Orchard, WA 98367
meetshooter@hotmail.com

Started with E/27th Camp Eagle before moving to D/84th EM Plt Phu Bai was involed in move to Da Nang first to Viking South then to Hoa Long Stood 84th down and moved to Nha trang and 497th PC until DEROS '72 Only remember a few people from 84th and 497th but have posted some pic's on VeitNam Guntrucks at: http://groups.msn.com/VietnamGuntrucks/thehardride.msnw...Posted under Mafia Operated 497th PC. Remember losing a quite a few 'P' playing Tonk with Sgt Cantrill soon afer our move to DaNang.

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Robert Marconti

D. Co 68 - 69

243 Sanible way
Melbourne Beach, Fl 32951
MADDOGID27@MSN.COM

I WAS STATION IN FU TYE VALLY, OUT SIDE OF QUIN NHON I SPENT 10 MONTHS IN COUNTRY. I WAS A EQUIP. OPERATOR & WOUND UP ON A DUCE & A HALF GUN TRUCK AS A GUNNER ESQUETING, THE LAND CLEARING TEAMS UP & DOWN THE HIGHWAY FROM QUI NHON TO PLAQUE. THANK YOU, SP/4- BOB MARCONTI, CO. D 84TH. ENG.

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John Weston

D Co. 68 - 70

28 Tuthill Rd
Queenburry, Ny 12804
john.weston@andritz.com

I was in Earthmoving platoon. We were in Phu Tai, LZ Dragon (with the 19th) and LZ Snoopy (again with the 19, Tuy Hoa, and An

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Khe.Jerry Zenoni

D Co & 523 rd Engr Co (PC)
69 - 70 & 71 - 72

817 Martin Smith Road
Gilbert, SC 29054-8766
jerryzenoni@hotmail.com

I started w/co d 84th Engr Bn down in tuy hoa in jul-aug 1969 and pcs,d back to the states in aug of 1970-we were working to pave Ql-1 north of tuy hoa towards Qui Nhon-On Nov 26,1969 I lost a very close friend as a combat casulty-earth moving plt moved over to Phu Hiep to re do the air field and finally we moved up to Camp Radcliff in An Khe to work on the Mang Yang Pass-I was assigned to the 523rd Engr Co(PC)1971-1972 in Vinh Binh prov working on building a bridge on one of the tributaries.Guy

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Theron Bennett

12 - 69 - 8 - 70
Co C, D, 536th PCI arrived in Long Bin & was transfered to Quin Yong to C Co 84th Engrs. My MOS was 51H40. Was a SSG E-6. Stayed there acouple of weeks, and then was sent up to Tuy Yoa to Co D, of the 84th Engrs. Helped lay the Pipe line from the Bay over to the Air Base. Then I was sent to Long Bin to attend a School on the MAC LOC dump trucks, and ready mix trucks. Went back to Tuy Yoa, and helped lay asphalt, and pour culverts on QL-1. AND THEN, I was transferd to Bon Son, to the 536th Engr Plt PC where I served out my tour, as the NCO in charge of Pile Driving

 

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Thomas R. Gielow

D Co./PDT/D Co.
Sept.68-Aug.69
991 Sheridan Dr. Apt.1
Tonawanda, NY 14150
underhammer59@aol.com
Assigned D Co.84th Sept.of68 spent about sixty days with Dco.then was sent to power distribution team .Worked out of several different sites during my tour was at HHCthe nite the flare canisters fell on the motor pool and C co barrick was on lake side tower that nite.Was with team until it was disbanded in July of 69 then reassigned to Dco.for rest of my time in country

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Henry C. Ashburn Jr.

D Co 64 - 65

4572 3rd Street
La Mesa, CA 91941
candcashburn@cox.net  

I was assigned to the 84th after returning from a tour with the 809th Engineers in Thailand. I went to Fort Ord to hook up with the 84th only to find out that they were in Needles Ca. On Operation Desert Strike, I was quickly deployed to Needles where we stayed untill returning to Fort Ord. We left Fort Ord in mid 65 fron San Francisco on the General Leroy Eltinge. I only had about 6 months left in the service when we were activated to Viet Nam so I left Nam in November of 65. I was a Spec 4 and my MOS was 622.20. After arriving at Camran Bay, D company off loaded from the Elting onto LCUs, headed for Na Trang, we spent a day or two at Na Trang and then flew on C 130s to Vung Tau where I spent the remander of my tour.

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George L. Molitor

D Co - 523 PC

1841 Papago Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
yosemitesam@citlink.net

When I arrived I was put in the motorpool to run the welding shop under SFC Palma, then transferred to 523 PC and worked on the POL farm and causeway bridge in QuiNhon. After TET we were security force for RMK-BRJ rock plans near PhuKat. I rotated Apr 8, 1968 to Ft Carson.

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Michael D. Clark

Jan 68 - Oct 69
D. Co

P.O. Box 981
Lyons, CO 80540
mike@southcreekltd.com

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Murray M Daniels

67 - 68 D Co

1206 Rebecca Dr
Burns, TN 37029
lrayburn_hsi@comcast.net

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Ronald L. Sutton

5-65 - 6-66

16117 Hy 101
Brookings OR, 97415
ironhorse65@frontier.com

one heck of a boat ride

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Meade H. Hahn, II (Bill)

Dec 65 - Dec 66
16075 Rt 235
Millerstown, PA 17062
skhahn@embarqmail.com

 I am proud of the work that we did and the improvements that we made. I worked on the hospital area in Qui Nhon, one of the ammo dumps, the rock crusher, building permanent barracks.

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Joe Wagel

D Co 12-68 - 1-69

jowagel@comcast.net

 

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LaVern Goodling

Aug 66 - 67

zeekgood@aol.com 

I was in D Company stationed in Qui Nhon. Tomas Ford picked me up at the airport when i first arrived in country. It was a long drive from Qui Nhon airport to base camp and i thought what have i gotten myself into. I worked briefly in the motor pool but mainly labor work and driving trucks.

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Valdis Caune

Nov 64 - 65

Carmel ID, 46032
vcaune41@gmail.com

I was the radio man for the company commander Reed M. Farington III.

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Roger Lee Barr

C & D Co 68 - 70

257 10th Street
Fieldale, VA 24089
barrj34@yahoo.com

Helped build cold storage building in vietnaum and ql1

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Roger Collis

May 67 - Apr 68

La Fayette, GA 30728
roger.collis@rocketmail.com

  I was in D Co 84th Engr. BN having shipped to VN on the U.S. Troop ship John Pope with the 589th Engr. BN out of Fort Hood, TX around April 1967. We landed at Qui Nhon and it wasn't long before I was transferred to the 84th where we constructed roads and built depots to store supplies. Some of the soldiers I remember are SFC Hull, Equip plt. Sgt. SSG Searry, SSG Pattello, SP Russell Campbell, SP "doc" Taulbee (from KY). SP, Joe Lupence from Flint, MI, Paul Aquain, Richard Sharpe,"Red" Halverson, Charles (Chuck the Butcher) Pacheco, Tom Anderson, and Paul Corbin. I knew a lot of guys, but time has a way of making memories dim. Thanks a lot for your service and God Bless. Call if you like to talk. (706)764-2804

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Glenn E. Allen

June 64 - Nov 65

481 N 112th Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
whizzerman1234@hotmail.com

 I arrived at Ft. Ord in the spring of 64 when the co. was at Needles Ca. Was a crane operator with not much to do. That was a hard time for me because I wanted to keep busy. Well that all changed when we got to Viet Nam. worked every day while there 12 to 14 hours every day. I was sure glad to get out of there and go home. But still after all this time I still think of the other guys that I served with. We all worked hard with no complaints, The lessons learned, the experiences we had, and the friendship that we all knew will live with us as long as there is one of us still alive. I went on to be a crane operator in civilian life. Worked from California to Alaska and all in between. But my time with the 84th.I'll never forget

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Louis Olvitt

Jan 68 - Aug 69

1061 Hanson Pl S
Sparta, WI 54656
louisolvitt@yahoo.com

 I started out as SFC Dall's (sp?) 3/4 driver after he was wounded I went to Dozer operator and did that until I finally PCS'd in 69 Was wounded in 69 from a land mine that destroyed my D-7 cat also received a ARCOM w/V device when the ASP was attacked by sappers. I know Joe Wagel and Roger Collis who I corrispond w/thru E-mail.My Dozer was Named Ollie's Thing!

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James Tracy Powell

March 68 - Dec 68

3277 Rocky Mtn Dr
San Jose, CA 95127
treach.tracy@gmail.com

 

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Ernest W. Bubier

1966 - 1968
D Co and A Co.
ewbubier@gmail.com
Maintenance Motor Pool - heavy equipment and contact vehicles. Quin Nhon later sent to the "Valley" and then back to Quin Nhon

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Augustus A Edwards Jr

1965

7934 Capistrano Drive
Richmond, VA 23227

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Dennis F. Keefe

Feb - July 1970
447 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
dfkeefe@verizon.net
I was with the 589th Engineer Battalion and was sent with guys with > a >> lot of time in country left by ship to Phu Bia in Feb. I be-leave we were > D co.. >> Our headquarters was in Da Nang I remember our 1st night in Phu Bia we >> were hit with rockets and our Mess hall was Blown up injuring a couple of >> buddys "cooks" That was our welcome to phu bia

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Wayne Allen Gossett

June - Aug 1970

401 68th Ave South

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

waynebow2002@msn.com

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Harold J. Gear

Oct 68 - Oct 70

41 Olde Springs Road

Columbia, SC 29223

harold48gear@yahoo.com

 'With a 62D mos, I should have been assigned to B-Co or A-Co. I wasn't. I followed MSG Dean who became the new 1sgt, to D-Co. I was sent to the mess hall to work. Long story short, I liked the job, learned fast and went on to retire twenty years later from food service. My time in D-Co, became my most memorable, full of sweat, fun and later many tears. To this day, I can still see and dearly miss many of those men of which most were only kids a few days earlier.'

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Terry Baldwin

6 - 71 - 1 -72

1752 Gardenridge Road

Gardendale, AL 35071

tbaldwin1752@bellsouth.net

 Don't remember the date I started with the 84 th but left 1/29/1972. We had good times and bad times. But would like to see some old friends. I was in such a hurry to get home I didn't get their address. In Jan of 72 I had a broke arm and was doing paper work on trucks to have them sent home. On Jan. 25 I was told I got a 45 day drop and was going home i n 4 days. I left on Jan.29 1972. I don't remember being at this camp for a long time before I left. I'm still tring to find a good friend name Keith Petrie. We were in Korea togather and both transfered to Vietnam.

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Edward Thomas Wroblewski

71 - 73

278 Chesterfeild Dr

Rochester, NY 14612

edwrob51@yahoo.com

  transferd to the 84th. in nov. 71 worked as crane shovel operator in query at phu loc than too ft. belvior va. as instructor

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1st LT William J. Spitler

D Co.

 William was ROTC out of Cornell University and was assigned to Fort Ord, California I believe in the Infantry. When the buildup began for Vietnam he was reassigned to the Engineer Battalion and ordered to Vietnam. He was in the advanced group that flew to Saigon in May of 1965. He was assigned Operations Officer at Vung Tau and reported to or worked with Lt Farrington. William was quite involved with Benzene storage bladders. He indicated that he often travel to Saigon to receive orders and then returned to Vung Tau. As you may be aware, he indicated that there was a big problem finding rock for construction. They had to go to the mountains and use an old French rock crusher. He returned to the US and then separated from active duty. William eventually moved his family to Orland, Florida and started a construction business. William was always proud of his military service. He was bright and an adventure seeker. He was a pilot, flight instructor, sailing captain and loved his Harley. We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.

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George C. Schmidt

D Company Sept 65 - Jan 66

16 BlueStem

Victoria, TX 77904

schmigcl@suddenlink.net

 I was in Viet Nam for only about 5 months. My job was heavy equipment mechanic. I was part of the D co. 46th Eng. Battalion at Ft. Polk that came after the first group had left earlier that spring/summer. I got to Nam around late August or early Sept 1965. The way this happened is that a cut-off date was established where if your enlistment was up by end of October of that year, you didn't have to go. My enlistment ended Jan 30 1966 so I ended up going on this final adventure. I had already served one year in Korea before assignment to Ft. Polk. I don't remember which ship I was on but I don't think it was the one that broke down. The ship that I was on did stop at Guam for a couple days and we were able to go off the ship and go onto the base. It was a pretty nice place as I recall. They brought cases of warm beer to an empty airplane hanger or some kind of building and so just about everyone got pretty drunk by nightfall. Next morning the bay was a beautiful sight - half empt y beer cans floating out on the bay. It was quite a site! The trip over to Nam was not fun as I never got my “ sea legs” established so didn’t feel well the entire trip. We were supposed to off load at Qui Nhon, but ended being the last ones off the ship at Vung Tau. It seemed like there was some confusion as to where we were supposed to be assigned to. All we did for about a week was march to the beach in the morning and trucks would bring us back to our campsite around noon. The beach was nice there. Like clock-work, rains would come every afternoon and some of us would take a bath in the rain. After these few days of fun at the beach, we got moved to a site somewhere around Cam Rahn Bay ( I think) for about a month but finally did end up at Qui Nhon. Most of the work we were doing at the time was putting down foundations for future buildings and also parking pads for the choppers. The end of my few months came late in January 1966 when I was getting on that airplane “coming Home”!. I am proud to be part of the group of Viet Nam vets and of the 84 th Engineers. George C. Schmidt

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William P Degnan Jr.

May 67 - March 68

1052 Route 9, House 3
Bayville, NJ 08721

Spent most of my time in Long Mi as a heavy equipment operator pan, grader, dozer and a tanker driver at night to get water from the river to fill the showers.

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Terry Deyo

Jan - Dec 1970

foto100@comcast.net

Looking to touch base with those who where in that company from Jan 1970 thru December 1970. I was a gunner in charge of the couple gun trucks in the company. don't remember to much except on 2 1/2 had a mini gun mounted and a 50 cal with front plate 'Sweet Pea' and the side of the trick had Dennis the Menace giving the bird to Charlie in the weeds.

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Patrick D. Surma

68 - 70

7522 Marblehead Rd
Wonder Lake IL, 60097
 surma1@comcast.net 

  arrived at Qui Nhon where went tdy to b company up by north Bon Son. Came back was there when the ammo dump went up remember working at the ammo dump at night to rebuild it. Then went south with d company to tuey e wha. Was a 290 operator also was on are beefed up two and a half that we called the war wagon. It had the cave man pushing a stone tier with a stick.

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