199th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE NATIONAL HALL OF HONOR

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Al Rosado
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Served in 1966-1967 with the 199th A Company infantry 2/3.


I'm originally from Connecticut and now living in Florida.



Bill Gairns
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Butch
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well I'm looking at something Inever thought I'd see my 66th b day in aug. I'm retired mechanic,took early retirement because of past medical conditions.I'm glad I found this site I'm proud to be here.



DRILOVE
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19 years old

Jeanne D. Arnold
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29 years old
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I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.This is my game casino online!

 

 




Mike Culpepper
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Veteran volunteer helping to remember our lost brothers and sisters in arms

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Pavlo
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Was not a member of 199th, but attached to Headquarters Co with Air Force forward air control team. Have lots of pictures, most dealing with air support campaign, many around the base camp at Cat Lai SE of Saigon. If there is interest out there, I'd be glad to share my pictures with 199th guys. 



Roger
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Roy
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larry evans
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72 years old
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I was with the 199th 3/7 co C from christmas day 1966 and transfered out in August of 1967




teetee199thlibvietnam69
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65 years old
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owner
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The Dalles, OR 97058
Served with
D Company 4th Battalion 12th Infantry 199th Light Infantry Brigade
1969 - 1970 .


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Bob Schwaber
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I served in D 2/40 199th LIB from Feb. 69 - Apr. 70

My website is:

www.bob-schwaber.com/Redcatcher



Brian Lamberson
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47 years old

Chuck Ketchum
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65 years old
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Retired Facilities Engineer.  I am now 63 (how the hell did that happen?) I have three sons and four grandchildren and a Grand Dog.  My wife Martha and I have been married for 21 years now and she is my best friend and the love of my life.

In the year 2000 I started having health issues and subsequently went to the VA for help.  I was diagnosed with a host of health issues all of which are attributed to Agent Orange exposure.  

I am now on disability and retired but still manage to ride a dirt bike pretty well.  


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Ruben C. Ramos
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I was with D,2nd,3rd from Nov. 1968 thru Nov. 1969.



SGT Marvin Riner
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24 years old
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My name is Stacie Lynn, first grandchild of SGT Marvin Dwaine Riner, Sr. Who was an assistant squad leader of Troop D 17th Cav. 199th Inf. in Vietnam in 1966.(Reconnaissance, Air Calvary)

First Tour, Arrived Vietnam 13 Dec. 1966

Departed Vietnam 12 Oct. 1970

Previously stationed at Fort Benning, GA.

Troop D. 17th Cav. was initially in Vietnam as the ground reconnaissance element of the 199th Infantry Brigade (LIGHT.) The troop was raised again as an air calvary troop from assets of troop D. 3d Squadron, 5th Cav. to support the 101st Airborne Division Then Troop D. was activated in Vietnam using assets of Troop D. 1st squadron. 1st Cav. to serve the 11th Aviation Grop at Da Nang.


Army Sgt. Marvin D. Riner was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds recieved while serving in Vietnam in 1966. With his asistant machine gunner killed and enemy grenades bursting around him in the night, Army Sgt. Riner continued to place devastating fire on the Viet Cong. enabling his platoon to achive victory. For his heroism, the 22 year old of Nora Recieved the Silver Star Medal in ceremonies near Cat Lai, Vietnam, July 20, 1966.

 

Sgt. Riner played a major combat role while participating in a night ambush patrol on a jungle river bank a few miles from Saigon, waiting in their defensive position the Sgt. and his assistant spotted two sampans drifting quietly toward them. When the boats came close Sgt. Riner opened fire but almost immediately their weapons jammed. The two soliders were unable to restore the machine gun to operating condition until the enemy was almost upon them. Shrapnel from one of the dozens of hand grenades hurled at them killed the assistant gunner but Sgt. Riner stayed at his post and poured fire into the insurgent ranks at point-blank range.

Sgt. Riner was an assistant squad leader in Troop D of the 17th Cav. 199th Inf. Riner recieved the combat infantry badge as well as the Army Commendation medal aside from the regular medals. Marvin was a 1965 graduate of Ervington High School. Currently he is a life member of the Worley-Penlland VFW Post in Dante, Virginia.


My soul purpose is to locate someone who served with him, knows someone who served with him who would like to talk. After being raised by this man and hearing what he was okay to share, seeing some things that were difficult to deal with & growing up watching Full Metal Jacket a million times after he died there was no other choice for me...To the Army I went. I do what I do for my Grandfather, so his legacy lives on.




Steve Caliendo
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