199th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE NATIONAL HALL OF HONOR

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Al Rosado
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About Me

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


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



Art Negrete
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About Me

I served with 199th 4/12 1968-69 I wanted to if any remembered a sarget nicked named Pineapple he was from Guam. We flew into a hot LZ were he was killed. He a medic and rushed the forward. All these years and can still see taking the rounds. I'm to say Ican't remember his name



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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20 years old

Jeanne D. Arnold
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Female
31 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!

 

 




R.D. Smart
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Male
About Me

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.



Butch
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About Me

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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19 years old
About Me

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?)



J. Gray
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About Me

Hello Redcatchers I serverd with 199th from June 68 until June 69. I was at FSB Kathy.The Fishnet Factory and I beleive it was called Blackfoot and other FSB's that I can't remember now.



James Parrotta
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Male
67 years old
About Me

  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.



Louie Kieffer
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68 years old

Mack Begley
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Male
69 years old
About Me

Served as Artillary Laison HHB 2/40 assigned to HHC 5/12 March 68 to April 1st 69.Picture is at Blackfoote. I was dignosed with postate cancer in nov 2009 had it removed on dec 10 th 2009 at  VA in Johnson City. Received Silver Rose Last year for agent orange exposure. I love to teach and attend church and Bass fish. Have been married for 40 years and have one Daughter who is married and has no children.



Pavlo
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About Me

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. 



SGT Marvin Riner
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Female
26 years old
About Me

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 Genser
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Male
68 years old
About Me

A 4/12 from Feb 8, 68 to June  then B 5/12 to Feb 69. 11 lousy months at fort Carson then back to D 4/12 from Dec 18, 69 to deactivation. On to complete 25 years service. The 199th was the most memorable and best unit I ever served in.



Brian Lamberson
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Male
49 years old

Chuck Ketchum
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Male
66 years old
About Me

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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David H Stone
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About Me

D 3/7 199th Mortar Platoon 2/68 - 2/69



Gary Stanley
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About Me

served with HHC's CRIP platoon 68/69. came home to southern oregon and been in the trucking industry ever since.


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