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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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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



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!

 

 




dvdbrnstn
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I was in D & E Co 4/12 from 02/67-02/67.  I left the day Tet started.  I was in recon when I got over there.



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


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.



Ed Morland "human Mortar" "supertroop
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17 years old
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I served as a foot solider from February 8 1968-69.  I was know for throwing a lot of hand grenades.  Called me "Human Mortar" and also Super Troop.  Looking for anyone I served with.  Captain Nelson?? Jerry Peterson??? and especially assistant chapel John Lutz..  There was a Virgil and Jerry Ruiz (sp?)



R.D. Smart
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My nicknmame is Max.  I joined the Brigade in July '66 at Ft. Benning.  Was an original member of the 856th Radio Research Det.  Was aboard the USS General John Pope going across the Pacific.  Left Vietnam just before TET of 68.



Roy
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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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James Parrotta
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66 years old
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  I am a veteran of the 3rd platoon - B-4-12 of the 199th LIB -  from January to June 1968 as 11B Infantryman.  - Got a Purple Heart on May 9 1968. Same day there was only 15 survivors of this company. Never forgot  May 7,8,9 1968 three days and nights no sleep and continuous fighting, shooting and bombing.  I killed 20 NVA's and Budda Monks in 3 days. Lucky I made it. I believe in God a lot better since then. But I finally made retirement in Florida. Now I battle with the Veterans Administratiion for more compensation and benifits. If anybody wants to get in touch with me go ahead and drop an Email.



john little
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65 years old
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sgt. little,john p. b4/12 oct 28 1969 to oct 18 1970



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




lsbnjames
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66 years old
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MY NAME IS LISBON E. JAMES,I SERVED WITH THE 199TH. LIB FROM 1966-1967 IN VIET NAM. I EAS A PART OF 199TH. LIB WHEN WE WERE FORMED AT FT.BENNING,GA ON KELLY HILL WITH C 3/7 .WE WERE ALL DEPLOYED TOGETHER AS A UNIT TO BIEN HOA. GOD BLESS ALL THE OLD ,AND NEW BROTHERS THAT SERVED WITH THAT UNIT.

SGT.LISBON E. JAMES



ron rushia
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68 years old
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 Looking for bill gairns



trucker
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