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2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Vietnam History and Time Line of Activities

 

Vietnam Time Lines and Chronicle of Events

 

Battalion Commanders in Vietnam:

Lt. Col. Raymond L. Stailey 9/66-8/67

Lt. Col. Hal B. Rhyne 8/67-2/68

Lt. Col. John H. Tipton 2/68-7/68

Lt. Col. Theodore E. O'Connor 7/68-1/69

Lt. Col. Duane R. Tague 1/69-6/69

Lt. Col. Tommie G. Smith, 6/69-11/69

Lt. Col. William M. Greenburg 12/69-5/70

Lt. Col. Birtrun S. Kidwell 5/70-10/70* (* and through the stand down process which continued in December 1970)

 

Time Line of Activities

 

Date

Operation/Place/Event

With these Major Units / Info

Action/Activity/Event

Source #

1966

1966

1966

1966

August 1, 1966

Board USNS Barrett

2nd Battalion/34th Armor

Overseas Transit to RVN

0.5

August 22, 1966

Vung Tau

?

Dis-embarkment in RVN

0.75

August 22, 1966

2/34th Armor becomes second U.S. Armor unit in Vietnam. It is attached to the 4th Infantry Division.

August - September 1966

2/34th Armor replaces 1/69th Armor in III Corp.

1/69th goes to II Corp

September 19, 1966

B Company detached to !st Infantry Division

Octorber 5, 1966

A Company detached and sent to 25th Infantry Division. Shortly thereafter, C Company sent to I Corp until December.

October 17, 1966

Operation Attleboro starts

34

October 25, 1966

?

with 1/27th Inf

2 VC killed

54

November 3, 1966

Upton Finley Ashley , SSG, HQ CO., 11D40, - K.I.A.

Zuan Loc Hwy 13

November 3, 1966

Kenneth Eugene Sanders , PFC, , 11D10, - K.I.A.

Zuan Loc Hwy 13

November 16, 1966

Robert Razo Gomez , SGT, B CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

Lai Khe

November 16, 1966

Sammy Jones Jr , PFC, B CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

Lai Khe

November 16, 1966

Octaviano Martinez Harvey , PFC, B CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

Lai Khe

November 25, 1966

Arthur Emerson Wright Iii , 1LT, , 1203, - K.I.A.

Lai Khe

November 25, 1966

Operation Fitchberg starts

2/34th Armor under 196th Lt Inf. Bde, with 2/2 Inf., 3/21 Inf, 4/31 Inf., 1/5th Inf (M) 3/82 Arty, B 3/13 Arty, F 17th Cav, & 48th Inf. Scout Dogs

58

November 28, 1966

Operation Attleboro ends

34

December 1, 1966

Operation Ala Moana begins

Ends February 28, 1967

24

December 7, 1966

Operation Fitchberg - Phase VI starts

2/34th Armor under 196th Lt Inf. Bde, with 2/2 Inf., 3/21 Inf, 4/31 Inf., 1/5th Inf (M) 3/82 Arty, B 3/13 Arty, F 17th Cav, & 48th Inf. Scout Dogs

S & D Missions and securing Hwy 26, then to base near Long Binh

58

December 22, 1966

Operation Fitchberg - Phase VI ends

58

1967

1967

1967

1967

January 2, 1967

Thomas Lee Troelstrup , SP4, B CO., 11D20, - K.I.A.

January 8, 1967

Richard Garland Clark , PFC, B CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

January 8, 1967

Operation Cedar Falls begins in Iron Triangle

25

January 8, 1967

Operation Cedar Falls starts

34th Armor with 196th Lt Inf. Bde, 2/22 Inf, & 1/5th Inf. (M)

Operatrion Cedar Falls

54

January 9, 1967

Cedar Falls

B Co. engages raft on Siagon River

35

January 18, 1967

Hobo Woods

with "Wolfhounds"

5

January 26, 1967

Cedar Falls ends

25

January 26, 1967

Operation Cedar Falls ends

54

February 1, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase XVIII starts

2/34th Armor under 196th Lt Inf. Bde, with 2/2 Inf., 3/21 Inf, 4/31 Inf., 1/5th Inf (M) 3/82 Arty, B 3/13 Arty, F 17th Cav, & 48th Inf. Scout Dogs

Operations in AO Blue

58

February 3, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase ?

?

HWY 26 Security

58

February 12, 1967

Minh Thanh

1/4 CAV, Arty 1/5, 2/33, 8/6, and 2/28th Inf (with C CO 2/34th)

Blocking Force and S & D.

44

February 18, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase XVIII ends

58

February 20, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase ?

?

1 2/34th Tank and 1 PC hit mines, No Casualties, Minor Damage to Tank and PC

58

February 20, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase ?

?

2/34th Armor Tank hits mine, 1 US WIA, Tank has light Damage

58

February 21, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase XXI

?

HWY 26 Security, 1 Platoon A 2/34th to Rock Quarry

58

February 22, 1968

Douglas O'Neill Davis , SSG, A CO, 11E40, - K.I.A.

February 22, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase ?

?

2/34th Armor Tank hits mine, 1 US WIA or KIA (report is unclear), Tank has light Damage

58

February 27, 1967

Filhol Plantation

1/27th Inf., 65th Eng.

30

February 27, 1967

?

Helps open Filhol Freeway from Cu Chi to Phu Hoa Dong, through Fihol Plantation

64

February 27, 1967

Operation Junction City starts

?

63

March 1, 1967

Jerry Duane Byers , SP4, C CO., 91B20, - K.I.A.

Near Dau Tieng, NDP attacked, Sgt. Hill Killed.

March 1, 1967

Alvester Hill , SSG, C CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

Near Dau Tieng, NDP attacked, Sgt. Hill Killed.

March 1, 1967

2/34th and 3/21 Inf

HWY 26 Security, C 2/34 Operation ends with 2 US KIA, 8 US WIA, 2 Tanks Destroyed, 13 VC Killed

58

March 1, 1967

?

C Company attacked by VC battalion, with support, enemy retires 0 US casualties.

63

March 2, 1967

Joseph Vierra , PFC, , 11E10, - K.I.A.

March 5, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase XXII starts

?

A 2/34th Secure HWY 25 & HWY 239

58

March 6, 1967

?

A 2/34th - 1 Tank hits mine, No Casualties, Minor Damage to tank

58

March 9, 1967

Jesse Romero Castro , PFC, A CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

March 9, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Phase XXII ends

58

March 16, 1967

Robert Ralph Anderson , SP4, B CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

March 19, 1967

Soui Tre

?

31

March 20, 1967

2/34th moves toward Soui Tre on opposite side of Suoi Samat river.

March 21, 1967

Soui Tre, part of Operation Junction City

3rd Bde, 4th Inf. B/3/22, 2/77th Arty, 2/12th Inf., 2/22nd with attached "2/34th".

27

March 23, 1967

Soui Tre

3rd Bde, 4th Inf , 2/22nd Mech Inf

Soui Tre battle

1

April 8, 1967

Operation Fitchberg - Ends

?

58

April 21, 1967

LZ Guadalcanal

2/35 Inf, C trp 3/4 Cav, C 2/9th Arty, C 2/34th - Team Strunck

Operation Baker

46

April 27, 1967

Wilfried Burck , CPL, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

May 1, 1967

Beginning of Operation Baker

C 2/34 with 2/35th Inf. - 3rd Bdg 25th Inf. Div

Operation Baker

52

May 10, 1967

Richard J. Loiselle ((*^ , PFC, C CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

May 12, 1967

LZ Liz

2/35 Inf, C trp 3/4 Cav, C 2/9th Arty, C 2/34th - Team Strunck

Operation Malheur

45

May 16, 1967

Operation Junction City ends

?

63

May 19, 1967

Operation Baker

C 2/34 with A- 1/14 & C 2/35

Fight Local VC Force

52

June 1, 1967

B1/9,2C3/4,1A2/35, C CO 2/34

Duc Pho area

66

June 1, 1967

101st Airbone

2nd Plt. C Co 2/34 Assigned to 101st

51

June 1, 1967

Operation Baker

C 2/34 with B 1/9 CAV, A 2/35 Inf

Fight Local VC Force

52

June 23, 1967

Ronald Jay Crandall , PFC, HQ CO., 36K20, - K.I.A.

July 10, 1967

Arlan Dean Gable, SGT, C CO, 11E40 - K.I.A.

July 27, 1967

Steven Wayne Bowers , SP4, , 91B20, - K.I.A.

July 31, 1967

Operation Baker Ends

July 31, 1967

T.F. Oregon

3rd Bde, 25th Inf TF C Co. 2/34 & 2/35th Inf.

38

August 4, 1967

Patrick Ralph Doner , PFC, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

August 17,1967 to August 27, 1967

Third Offensive of 1968 begins. Enemy engaged near Tay Ninh and U.S. forces chase enemy for 10 days to the east into the rubber Plantations near Dau Tieng.

August 20, 1967

Battle An Thach

2/35th & c 2/34 - Team Hocker

search ville of An Tho

67

August 20, 1967

Battle An Thach

2/35th & c 2/34 - Team Hocker

2 men wounded at 1222hrs

67

August 20, 1967

Battle of An Thach

C 2/34 with R 2/35th Inf

Fight outside of An Thach - 53 VC Killed

53

September 1, 1967

TF Hocker (C Co. 2/34th formed)

?

51.5

September 5, 1967

Dieter Hans Burger , SSG, C CO., 11E40, Duc Pho, jeep hit mine- K.I.A.

September 5, 1967

William Eddie Hocker , CPT, C CO., 1203, Duc Pho, - K.I.A.

Jeep Hit a mine

September 5, 1967

David Alan Schultz , SP4, , 63C20, Duc Pho, - K.I.A.

Jeep Hit a mine

September 17, 1967

Thomas James Daniels , SP4, , 91B20, - K.I.A.

September 17, 1967

David Edward Dumond +||+ , SP4, , 11E10, RPG/WITH YACKS- K.I.A.

RPG

September 17, 1967

Merrell J. Clayburn ++==/ , SP4, C CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

September 17, 1967

Ronald G. Yacks , SP4, HQ CO./ C CO, 11E20, - K.I.A.

RPG

Oct 15, 1967 (approx)

C Co. 2/34th boards LST for Siagon

?

51

October 25, 1967

Charles Augustus Davis , SSG, A CO. ?, 11E40, - K.I.A.

October 25, 1967

Charles Earnest Hood , PVT, A CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

October 26, 1967

Alexander Nich Di Guardia , SP4, A CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

November 28, 1967

Minoru Tanaka , SSG, , 11D40, - K.I.A.

November 29, 1967

Peter Mykal Hansen , 1LT, A CO., 1203, - K.I.A.

December 7, 1967

Operation Yellowstone Begins

Ends March 10, 1968

Tay Ninh Province

26

December 8, 1967

Saratoga / Yellowstone

to March 11, 1968

33

December 11, 1967

?

A 2/34th - 1 Tank hits mine, No Casualties, Minor Damage to tank

58

December 11, 1967

?

B 2/34th - 1 VC Surrenders to unit

58

December 14, 1967

TF 4/23

4/23 Infantry

A Co. is on Rome Plow Ops. 1 tank hits mine, 0 casualties.

62

December 16, 1967

James Curtis Houghton , SP4, A CO., 45G20, - K.I.A.

December 17, 1967

Operation Saratoga Starts

2/34th is in combined Ops with Infantry in Hobo Woods and Boi Loi Woods

62

December 18, 1967

2/27 Infantry

A Co 2/34 did S & D mission.

62

December 20, 1967

2/27 Infantry

A Co 2/34 did S & D mission. 1 A Co. Tank hits mine, 2 US wounded

62

December 21, 1967

?

A 2/34th - 1 Tank hits mine, No Casualties, Minor Damage to tank, later 1 Tank hits mine, No Casualties, Minor Damage to tank, No Casualties in either event

58

December 21, 1967

?

A Co. in fire fight, 0 casualties. Later 16 US WIA, 2 tanks destroyed, later 1 A Co. Tank destroyed

62

December 22, 1967

Robert Wesley Cooper , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

December 22, 1967

Timothy Howard Rinehart **^% , CPL, C CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

December 24, 1967

?

2/34th secures bridge.

62

December 31, 1967

Operation Saratoga Ends

62

1968

1968

1968

1968

January 3, 1968

4/23 Infantry

On Rome Plow operations

62

January 5, 1968

William David Dowd , SP4, HQ CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

January 7, 1968

?

1 A Co. unit hits mine, 0 US casualties

62

January 9, 1968

?

1 A Co. tank hit with RPG, 0 US WIA. Later 1 US WIA from booby trap grenade.

62

January 13, 1968

?

2 US WIA from RPGs.

62

January 15, 1968

?

1 A Co. unit hits mine. 0 casualties

62

January 16, 1968

?

Unit secures Rome Plows in Hobo Woods

62

January 18, 1968

?

I A co. unit hit by S/A fire, ) US casualties.

62

January 19, 1968

Vaughn Marvin Angell , SSG, A CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

January 19, 1968

?

1 unit hits mine, 0 casualties.

62

January 20, 1968

?

NDP site mortared. 2 US WIA. 1 A Co. Tank hit with RPG - 1 US KIA. Later 1 tank hits mine 1 US casualty (Status KIA / WIA ?)

62

January 22, 1968

?

Rome plow ops continue. Both A Co and HQ together.

62

January 23, 1968

?

Rome Plow Ops. Many plows and PCs hit mines.

62

January 26, 1968

?

A co. stays in NDP, does maintenance. Mortared later in night. 6 US WIAs.

62

January 29, 1968

?

Rifs. I tank hits mine - 0 casualties.

62

January 31, 1968

Tay Ninh

1/5th Mech opcon to 2/34

68

February 2, 1968

Hugh Robert Mc Kibbin Jr , 1LT, B CO., 1203, An Loc, during Tet- K.I.A.

An Loc, during Tet- K.I.A.

February 3, 1968

Operations Yellowstone/ Saratoga

1st Inf Div. 2/14th and A. Co 2/34th

Northern Tay Ninh Prov.

14

February 3, 1968

15 miles north of Siagon

28

February 9, 1968

Marvin Eugene Monroe , SP4, , 11D20, - K.I.A.

February 9, 1968

Road march to Prek Klok

D 3/17, clearing MSR from French Fort to Katum, Convoy escort.

Part of Operation Yellowstone

4

February 10, 1968

1/5 Inf (M)

OPCONed to Bge.

62

February 12, 1968

Jeffrey Andrew Hults , 1LT, HQ CO., 1203, - K.I.A.

February 12, 1968

David Charles Williams, SP5, A CO, 11E40, - K.I.A.

February 12, 1968

Steve William Lewicki , SP4, A CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

February 17, 1968

Various sweeps near Tay Ninh / Prek Klok

D 3/17 released to 3/17 home unit

Operation Yellow Stone ends

43

February 18, 1968

B 1/5th Menu , 1/27th Inf, A CO 2/34

FSB at XT802049

68

February 19, 1968

1/5th Mech, A CO 2/34

68

February 19, 1968

C Company with 3/5 Cav

6

February 20, 1968

1/5 Inf (M)

Rifs.

62

February 21, 1968

Frank Ronald Manello , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

February 22, 1968

Edward W. Gero, SP5, C CO, 61C20, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1968

Robert Allen Jans , SGT, , 11D40, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1968

Mark Edward Policastro , PFC, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1968

Ernest Chaffins Jr ~!! , SSG, A CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1968

Robert Lee Walker , PFC, , 11D10, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1968

?

Majority of unit Rifs. 3 tanks go with 2/27 Inf., 1/5 Inf (M), & others to or from Cu Chi.

62

February 26, 1968

Operation Saratoga

1/5 Inf., 2/27 Inf., 6/77 Arty, 4/23 Inf, 7/11 Arty, 3/13 Arty, 116th AHC.

Operations in Bau Tram, Ap Nha Viec, and Trung An Area. Specifically around FSB Crockett. It is significant that this was the probable action that cost the unit the lives of Jans, Policastro, Chaffins, and Walker.

February 27, 1968

Operation Saratoga

1/5 Inf., 2/27 Inf., 6/77 Arty, 4/23 Inf, 7/11 Arty, 3/13 Arty, 116th AHC.

Operations in Bau Tram, Ap Nha Viec, and Trung An Area. Specifically around FSB Crockett.

February 27, 1968

TF 2/34

1/5 Inf (M)

Rif and attack village of Tan Hoa.

62

February 28, 1968

Frank Tisnero Alday , SSG, , 11B20, - K.I.A.

February 28, 1968

John Dean Hall , CPL, , 11D10, - K.I.A.

February 28, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit is mortared in NDP. 1 US KIA, 7 US WIA, further mortars and rockets hit land 0 casualities. Recon Platoon hit by VC, 1 US KIA

62

February 28, 1968

Operation Saratoga

1/5 Inf., 2/27 Inf., 6/77 Arty, 4/23 Inf, 7/11 Arty, 3/13 Arty, 116th AHC.

Operations in Bau Tram, Ap Nha Viec, and Trung An Area. Specifically around FSB Crockett. Frank Alday is KIA during a mortar attack at 0330 at FSB Crockett. At 1208, a vehicle from 2/34 HQ Recon element hits a mine and unit recieves SA fire. 1222, RPG fire claims John D. Hall as a KIA.

February 29, 1968

Operation Saratoga

1/5 Inf., 2/27 Inf., 6/77 Arty, 4/23 Inf, 7/11 Arty, 3/13 Arty, 116th AHC.

Operations in Bau Tram, Ap Nha Viec, and Trung An Area. Specifically around FSB Crockett. Might because of De Jarnett. Pagcaliuagan, & Rodriguez as KIAs.

February 29, 1968

George Wesley De Jarnett , SP4, A CO., 63C20, - K.I.A.

February 29, 1968

Ceizhar Vale Pagcaliuagan , PFC, , 91A10, - K.I.A.

February 29, 1968

Joe Stelo Rodriguez , SSG, , 11B40, - K.I.A.

February 29, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rifs.

62

End of February - Approximately

C Company goes up North after Tet 68

Has only 11 tanks - 6 were lost prior to trip

First Attached to 3/5 Cav, 9th Inf., 101st Div.

?

March 1 to March 4, 1969

2/34th with 3/13th Arty

4 Day operation resulting in 43 VC Killed

57

March 1, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Recons secures FSB Crockett. Also escorts convoy to Cu Chi and back.

62

March 2, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rome Plow Ops.

62

March 3, 1968

Operation Saratoga

2nd Bde 25th 4/9th, 3/22 inf, e/65th Eng., A Co 2/34th, 1/5th Mech., 4/23rd, 2/27th

15

March 3, 1968

Operation Saratoga

Task Force of A. Co 2/34, 1 company of 1/5th inf, 4/23rd

37

March 3, 1968

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

1 kia & 1 wounded (2/34TH ?)

68

March 5, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rome Plow Ops, & putting out CS in places.

62

March 9, 1968

3dr Bde, 25th Inf. 2/34

N.W. Siagon

39

March 10, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Working with Cu Chi police, searching village of Thai My.

62

March 11, 1968

Floyd Tyrone Spencer , SGT, HHC, 94B20, - K.I.A.

March 11, 1968

Operation Wilderness / Quyet Thang

2nd Bde, 25th Inf. 2/14th A, B. C. Co. 2/34th

Hobo Woods

13

March 11, 1968

Operation Quyet Thang starts

Under Ltc. John Tipton

60

March 12, 1968

TF 2/34

?

TF 2/34 road marches to new NDP. Unit is under sniper fire, but no casualties.

60

March 13, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit does RIFs. 1 A 2/34 tank detonates a mine. 1 US WIA

60

March 14, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit moves. Unit detains 1 suspected VC

60

March 15, 1968

TF 2/34

?

TF 2/34 engages Large VC elements

60

March 15, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit does RIFs. Found 3 VC KIAs.

60

March 16 to 19, 1968

TF 2/34

?

RIFs.

60

March 17, 1968

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

1 wounded A co 2/34 tanker by rpg at 0835

68

March 17, 1968

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

A CO 2/34 tank hit by rpg at 0945

68

March 17, 1968

TF 2/34

?

A Co 2/34th in Fire fight. 1 US WIA. Later in day 2 tanks hit mines, 0 casualties.

60

March 19, 1968

Near Filhol Plantation

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

68

March 20, 1968

TF 2/34

?

RIFs. 1 minor fight, some WIAs, 2 tanks minor damage

60

March 21, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rif. One PC hits 750 lb. Mine - 7 US WIA & PC is a loss. Later 1 PC hits mine & No casualties.

60

March 22, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit moves to Cu Chi

60

March 22, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Co. A in fire fight. Unit is hit with 1 RPG, 2 US WIA.

60

March 23, 1968

Near Cu Chi

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

68

March 23, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Elements of A Co. 2/34 hit by 1 RPG, 2 US WIAs, later 1 A Co. Tank hits mine, 0 casualties.

60

March 24, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit Rifs and secures Bridge

60

March 25, 1968

Tom Davis Jr , SSG, A CO. ?, 11E40, - K.I.A.

March 25, 1968

with 4/23rd

Trang Bang

36

March 25, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit Rifs, 1 Recon man WIA by S/A fire.

60

March 25, 1968

Near Trang Bang

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

68

March 26, 1968

TF 2/34

With 2/14 Inf.

Unit fights estimate VC company

60

March 26, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rif. Fire fight occurs. Total US 20 WIAs and 1 US KIA. WIA most like 2/14 Inf.

60

March 27, 1968

TF Bracy

4/23 Inf.,1/5 Inf (M), & 2/14 Inf.

Recon Unit with other units. Fire Fight occurs - 18 US WIAs.

60

March 28, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit is in Cu Chi area.Units does standown and later joins with huge group of Rome Plows for extensive clearing operations

60

March 29, 1968

NW of Siagon

3/17th Cav, 2/34th Armor

36 VC Killed 14 Miles NW of Saigon

47

March 29, 1968

TF 2/34

?

HQ Co. secures convoy of lowboys with Rome Plows

60

March 29, 1968

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

Working with rome plows

68

March 30, 1968

Operation Toan Thang

4/23, 4/9th,

69

March 30, 1968

Operation Satatoga

4/23, 1/5th mech, hq & a co 2/34

70

March 30, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Unit operates with Rome Plows.

60

April 1, 1968

TF 2/34

?

1 A Co. Tank hits mine, 0 casualties.

60

April 2, 1968

Watson Underwood Jr , SGT, , 11D20, - K.I.A.

April 4, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rifs.

60

April 4, 1968

David Joel Schultz, PFC, C CO, - K.I.A.

April 6, 1968

TF 2/34

?

1 Platoon of A Co. in Ap Dihn Hoa on assignment.

60

April 7, 1968

TF 2/34

?

Rifs.

60

April 8, 1968

Operation Quyet Thang ends

60

April 30, 1968

Ronald Eugene Parr , PFC, , 11E10, - K.I.A.

May 2, 1968

James Davis Molpus, 1LT, C CO, 1542, - K.I.A.

May 3,1968 **++

Michael Joseph Byron , SP4, B CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

May 5, 1968

Operations Jeb Stewart III ends

3/5 Cav

C Company 2/34th Opcon to 3/5 Cav.

May 5, 1968

Operations Commanche Falls III end

3/5 Cav

C Company 2/34th Opcon to 3/5 Cav.

May 5, 1968

Battle of Chu Lai, during Operation Carentan II

1/501 Abn, 2/502 Abn, 2/17th Cav, supporting 101st Abn Div.

Thau Thien Prov., Hue

32

May 5, 1968

Operation Carentan II

1/501 Abn, 2/501 Abn, 2/17th, 2nd Bde 101st Abn Div

40

May 5, 1968

Operations Jeb Stewart III starts

3/5 Cav

C Company 2/34th Opcon to 3/5 Cav.

May 5, 1968

Operations Commanche Falls III starts

3/5 Cav

C Company 2/34th Opcon to 3/5 Cav.

May 6, 1968

Near Boa Triboa trai

4/23 & 2/34

71

May 6, 1968

Bennie Frank Monfort , SSG, C CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

May 7, 1968

Robert Frank Nolan , SGT, HQ CO., 05B20, - K.I.A.

May 8, 1968

Near Hoc Mon

on Route 1

71

May 9, 1968

Sanford Thomas Allen , SSG, , 11E40, - K.I.A.

May 11, 1968

Samuel Kent Culbertson , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

May 12, 1968

Gerald Wayne Cox Jr , CPL, C CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

May 12, 1968

Charles Anthony Geronimo , SSG, C CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

May 12, 1968

Jerry Fletcher, PFC, C CO, - K.I.A.

May 13, 1968

Thomas F. Przybelski , 1LT, , 1204, - K.I.A.

May 13, 1968

Dixie De Wallace , SP4, HQ CO., 11E10, - K.I.A.

May 15, 1968

Robert Martin Donavan , 1LT, , 1203, - K.I.A.

May 16, 1968

Rodney Allen Roddam, PFC, HHC, 91A10, - K.I.A.

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

Two A CO 2/34 men wounded

68

May 18, 1968

Toan Thang #

3/17th Cav, 4/23rd inf., 4/9th inf.

Hau Nghia

16

May 25, 1968

Operation Toan Thang #?, 9 miles from Siagon

1/27th

Kill 20 VC

2

May 29, 1968

May 31, 1968

Battle for Tay Ninh (Oper. Toan Thang II)

?

59

June 1, 1968

Toan Thang 2

18

June 5, 1968

Dennis Richard Volk , SP5, , 71H20, - K.I.A.

June 5, 1968

Harry Lee Theurkauf , SP5, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

June 6, 1968

Richard Ancil Holt ^^% , 1LT, B CO., 1542, - K.I.A.

July 24, 1968

Toan Thang #

1st Bde 25th,1/5th Mech,4/23rd Inf,3/22nd,7/11th Arty,b 3/17th Cav, 2 Companies 2/34th

Tay Ninh Province, Tay Ninh City Area

18.5

July 24, 1968

2/34th in Tay Ninh as Reaction Reserves under LTC. T. O'Connor

2/34th with 2/22 Inf. 1/5 Inf (M), 4/23 Inf., 3/22 Inf near FSB Buell I & FSB Rawlins

A 2/34th & HQ 2/34th Assigned to 1sr Bde 25th Inf.

59

July 24, 1968

?

First FSB Buell 3 km north of Tay Ninh, & FSB Rawlins built 6 km east of Tay Ninh

59

August 3, 1968

?

FSB Buell No.1 closes and is re-established 4 miles north, now known as FSB Buell No.2.

59

August 18, 1968

FSB Buell No.2

?

FSB Buell No.2 is under heavy ground and mortar attack. 1 US KIA, 26 US WIA, 1 155mm Arty gun and 2 US tanks destroyed

59

August 22, 1968

Thomas King Smith , SP5, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

September 10, 1968

Cu Chi Hilton institued

Stand down area for 25th Inf. Troops

21

October 18, 1968

FSB Rita

5/60th Inf, C 8/6th Arty, B 1/5th Arty, 1/26th, 1/4th Cav, 1/29th Arty, Co B 2/34th

21.5

October 20, 1968

2/14th

Security of Phu Coung & Ba Bep Bridges

19

October 20, 1968

Operation Fish Hook

1st Inf Div 1st Bde, B Co 2/34th, 1/5 Arty, 2/28th Inf, 1/26thth Inf, 1/29th Arty, 5/60th Mech Inf., 8/6th Arty

29

October 25, 1968 North of Cu Chi HHC 2/34th Armor was eEscorting elements of the 2/27th (I think) to FSB Rita We had just turned off hwy 1, there was a lot of activity to our left in a small village, our 1/5th(mech) and cobras, and a small observation chopper. Then the Platoon Sgt tank I was driving hit a large land mine on right side and completely shut down. Blew off several road wheels, lot of damage and warped the hull.  No one was kia (medic was riding this tank) but I sustained severe head trauma and ear concussion wounds.
October 26, 1968 Cu Chi - 11 miles north 27th Inf. and A Co. 2/34 A chain dragging missiion discovers tunnels, bunkers, and material caches. 89
November 1, 1968 Operations Jeb Stuart III 3/5 Cav and others C Company is attached and works out of Camp Evans

November 6, 1968

1/27th replace 2/14th

Security of Phu Coung & Ba Bep Bridges

20

November 6, 1968

FSB BUELL

Smoke grenade started fire that virtually destroys the FSB

79

1969

1969

1969

1969

January 1, 1969

C Company is stationed at FSB Jeanie with B 1/506th

January 16, 1969

Steven Robert Rowles , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

January 18, 1969

David Harold Tomikel , PVT, D CO., 94B10, - K.I.A.

January 26, 1969

Jackie Vernon Hensley , SSG, C CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

January 26, 1969

Michael Ronald Michels , 1LT, C CO., 1203, - K.I.A.

February 2, 1969

Rell Crigger Jr. ??>> , E4, HQ CO., 11D20, - K.I.A.

February 13, 1969

C Company is relieved from duty at FSB Jeanie by A Trp 3/5 Cav

February 26, 1969

Charles Edward Clay , SGT, HQ CO., 11C40, - K.I.A.

February 26, 1969

Donald Chester Le Blond , SSG, , 94B20, - K.I.A.

March 2, 1969

Robert Louis Harter, SGT, A CO, 11E20, - K.I.A.

March 5, 1969

A CO 2/34 engages VC - 43 VC KIA

?

March 7, 1969

Steven Howard Johnson (fn #8), SP4, A CO, 11E20, - K.I.A.

March 7, 1969

David Robert Morgan, SGT, A CO, 11E40, - K.I.A.

March 17, 1969

Operation Atlas Wedge begins

25th Inf,1st Inf, 11th ACR

Micheline Rubber Plantation

49

March 24, 1969

Operation Atlas Wedge ends

25th Inf,1st Inf, 11th ACR

Micheline Rubber Plantation

50

March 25, 1969

2/34th with 2/14 Inf assist 3/4 Cav in a fire fight, along with B 1/8 Arty, B 3/13 Arty

Resulting in 43 NVA killed

57

March 26, 1969

Timothy Lynn Carley , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

March 26 & 27, 1968

TF 2/34

2/14 Inf.

Unit is in Ap Long Mac, fire fight ensues near Trang Bang. 2 US KIA and 43 US WIAs.

60

April 1, 1969

Filhol Plantation

1/5th Inf., A CO 2/34

72

April 25, 1969

Operation Bristol Boots

101st A.D., 2/327,3/5th,

Roung-Roung Valley - S & D

48

May 2, 1969

James Gilbert Case @#^ , MSG, HQ CO. S2, 11D50, - K.I.A.

Ocurred outside the village of Phu Hoa Dong- Bomb explosion.

May 8, 1969 Bobby G. Barbre, SP4, A CO., MOS - ?, wounded in action, died in 1970, Added to Vietnam Wall in 2006. (fn #17). Wounds received in Hobo Woods action (blinded), died in 1970, after E.T.S. Added to Vietnam Wall in 2006

119

May 12, 1969

A Co 2/34

Sgt John Genter, in Hobo Woods, during a firefight, the .50 cal mount breaks, Genters keeps firing .50 from his shoulder while proped onto the turret & main gun for over 4 hrs.

72

May 15, 1969

Filhol Plantation

2/14th with I Co. 2/34th

22

May 23, 1969

Ronald A Brown , SGT, HQ CO., 11D40, - K.I.A.

Ocurred outside the village of Phu Hoa Dong- Bomb explosion. (Date lag is due to Army Records)

May 26, 1969

Merrill Barnes , SFC, B CO., 94B40, - K.I.A.

May 26, 1969

River Crossing E. of Dau Tieng, B Company tank destroyed on AVLB

C Troop, 1/4 Cav, 1/16th Inf, B Co 2/34th

Troop movements

41

June 6, 1969

B Company, 1st platoon, while escorting Infantry westward from An Loc, lead the biggest battle of the 1st Infantry Div calendar year.

1st Infantry Division

Results were tabulate the following day with nearly 350 enemy causalities,. 2/34th men got 2 Silver Stars for their actions. The platoon afterwards sport pennants that read "Cornn's Assassins", due to PSG Jack Cornn's leading the fight for B. Co, 1st Plt, 2/34th.

June 6, 1969

Richard Lawrence De Laney , SGT, , 12C40, - K.I.A.

June 6, 1969

B Co Stephen Sissel keeps NVA from overrunning L. Hollenbeck and G. Tripp's tank

June 9, 1969

Firefight at FSB Bastongne

3/5 Cav

1 platoon (5 tanks) of C Company 2/34 leave FSB Ann at 1200 hrs to react to firefight at FSB Bastogne. At 1306 hrs C 2/34 platoon assist 3/5 Cav on escort of convoy to FSB Ann from FSB Blaze.

June 20, 1969

Ashau Valley

Attached to 3/5 CAV

Operations & Hamburger Hill

65

June 24, 1969

Dau Tieng / FSB Emory

3rd Bde, 25th Inf. 1/27th A & B Co.

Turning over Dau Tieng to 1st Inf. Div..

3

June 25, 1969

William Earl Hibpshman , SP5, , 11E40, - K.I.A.

June 25, 1969

Trapezoid

4th Cav

Rome Plow Ops - 1 Plt of B 2/34th Armor - Hipshman Killed from Mortar wounds.

42

June 29, 1969

Courtney James Cosgrove , SP4, HQ CO., 11C20, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

June 29, 1969

Charles Fisher Clendenin , SGT, HQ CO., 11D40, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

June 29, 1969

Donald Paul Davies , SP5, HQ CO., 11D20, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

June 29, 1969

Wayne Herschel Emerson , SP4, , 52B20, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

June 29, 1969

Herbert James Lottes , SP4, HQ CO., 11D40, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

June 29, 1969

Ernest Michael Staines , CPL, HQ CO., 36K20, - K.I.A.

Crip Platoon Members killed in a bunker by explosives.

July 11, 1969

Rennie Joe Baker Jr., CPL, D CO, 11D20, - K.I.A.

August 2, 1969

Robert Glen Ardoin , SP4, C CO., 11E20, - K.I.A.

August 12, 1969

Thunder Road

On Ql13 from Quan Loi to Siagon with 1/4 CA, 2/2 Mech, 1st Engineers

B Company 2/34

23

August 15, 1969

Operation Lousianna Lee / Richland

3/5 Cav, B/3-187 Inf, 2-17Cav

Conducting RIFs and land clearing operations in the southern A-Shau Valley from the airport to the Laotion border.

September 4, 1969

George Howard Daniels Ii , SP5, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

September 9, 1969

3/5 Cav, B/3-187 Inf, 2-17Cav

C 2/34 returns to FSB Blaze. YD530020. C Company was average of 6 officers and 81 enlisted

October 1, 1969

Operation Cliff Dweller I & II - Nui Ba Den

2/34th in TF Jones with a 3/22 Inf., 4/23 Inf., 7/11 Arty, 7/9th Arty, 3/13 Arty

S & D on the Mountain. 20 VC Killed

56

October 4, 1969

Working with 3/5 Cav on security of 3rd Marine Division during their redeployment.

3/5 Cav. Note: During this period, C Company consisted of 5 officers & 77 Enlisted men

C 2/34 in vicinity of Huang Hoa and Cam Lo with 3/5 Cav. Securing QL-9 between Khe Gio Bridge and Dong Ha

October 5, 1969

Working with 3/5 Cav on security of 3rd Marine Division during their redeployment.

3/5 Cav

C 2/34 in vicinity of Huang Hoa and Cam Lo with 3/5 Cav. Securing QL-9 between Khe Gio Bridge and Dong Ha

October 7, 1969

Thunder III

B CO, 2plt

Base nearly over run, B Company plt. Fights fiercely.

73

October 12, 1969

Working with 3/5 Cav on security of 3rd Marine Division during their redeployment.

3/5 Cav

C 2/34 in vicinity of Huang Hoa and Cam Lo with 3/5 Cav. Securing QL-9 between Khe Gio Bridge and Dong Ha

October 22, 1969

Working with 3/5 Cav on security of 3rd Marine Division during their redeployment.

3/5 Cav

C 2/34 in vicinity of Huang Hoa and Cam Lo with 3/5 Cav. Securing QL-9 between Khe Gio Bridge and Dong Ha

November 9, 1969

Donald Homer D'wiggins Jr , CPT, , 1203, - K.I.A.

November 25, 1969

Gary Patrick Hershberger , SGT, , 11E40, - K.I.A.

1970

1970

1970

1970

January 1, 1970

Operation Cliff Dweller IV - Nui Ba Den

2/34th with A 4/9th Inf, R 3/22 Inf., & 7/11 Arty

S & D on the Mountain. 186 VC Killed

55

January 4, 1970

Operation Junction City Begins

1st Bde., 25th Inf. With 3/22nd , A Co. 2/34th, Co A 4/9th, 1 plt D 4/9th

11

January 9, 1970

Harlan Kenneth Gammons Jr , SP4, , 11E10, - K.I.A.

January 23, 1970

Allen Ray Towner, SSG, HHC, 71L40, - K.I.A.

January 30, 1970

Vernon Wayne Woody , CPL, , 11D20, - K.I.A.

February 21, 1970

Steven Gill Epperson , 1LT, , 1203, nui ba den- K.I.A.

February 24, 1970

William Arthur Aldag , SGT, , 11E10, - K.I.A.

March 13, 1970

Larry Don Knippel , SSG, B CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

RPG Strike - Per Larry Martel

March 13, 1970

James Curtiss Roland , SSG, B CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

RPG Strike - Per Larry Martel

March 30, 1970

John Albert Kimzey , SSG, , 11E40, - K.I.A.

March 30, 1970

Coy Robert Jackson Jr , SSG, A CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

April 1, 1970

Floyd Dale Ketels , SGT, B CO., 63C20, - K.I.A.

April 1, 1970

Jose Luis Quinones , SGT, B CO., 31B20, - K.I.A.

April 3, 1970

Gerald Lee Griffin Jr ^^ , SGT, B CO., 11D40, - K.I.A.

April 13, 1970

William Miles Caldwell , SGT, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

April 16, 1970

James Kenneth Flannery , 1LT, , 1203, - K.I.A.

April 28, 1970

Toan Thang #42

Do Cao Tri's Arvn Troops

17

April 29, 1970

Cambodian Border,near Katum

Join with 2/47th and 11ACR for Task Force Shoemaker and Others

Preparations for Cambodian Operations

9

May 1, 1970

Task Force Shoemaker/Toan Thang 44

3rd Bde 1st Cav, 11ACR, 2/47th, 1/9th, 5/12th, 5/60th

Cambodian Operations

12

May 2, 1970

David William Barnett , E5, B CO., 11E40, - K.I.A.

August 2, 1970

Terry Lee Gilpin , CPL, , 11E10, - K.I.A.

August 8, 1970

Lewis Dayton Moles , SP4, , 11E20, - K.I.A.

September 3, 1970

2/34th OPCON to 1st BDE from 3rd Bde

74

September 4, 1970

A CO 2/34th around Trung Lap

75

October 2, 1970

John Hutchings Winborne, 1LT, 1203, - K.I.A.

October 5, 1970

2/22nd & B CO 2/34

near Cu Chi

72

October 26, 1970

2/27th & A Co 2/34

near Cu Chi

72

October 16, 1970

Ronald Eugene Harwell && , SSG, , 76Y40, - K.I.A.

&& = Ronald was on a second tour with "Advisors" (a non-2 3/4th unit), his first tour was with B Company 66-67 as a SP5.

October 31, 1970

C Company returns to 25th Inf. From 5th Inf. Div.

2nd/34th Armor to cease as a unit in RVN, Return to USA

7

October 31, 1970

C Company Equipment & some personell to 3/5 Cav until 3/5 Cav ceases operations in RVN

8

November 9, 1970

Official date of C Company furling Colors

2nd/34th Armor to ceased as a unit in RVN, Return to USA

?

December 15, 1970

2/34th departs Vietnam to 4th Inf. Div.

March 21, 1971

Alan Eunice Davis ++## , PFC, B CO., 11F10, - K.I.A.

++## = Alan E. Davis was a member of B Company and went on to a different division after the 2/34th ceased operations in Vietnam.

September 17, 1972

Robert Milton Young , CPT, BN S1/ A CO, 1203, - K.I.A.

Went POW / MIA on May2, 1970

January 16, 1974

Rodney Lynn Griffin , SGT, , 11D40, - K.I.A.

Went POW / MIA on May2, 1970

November 20, 1978

Bunyan Durant Price Jr , SSG, , ---, - K.I.A.

Went POW / MIA on May2, 1970

January 15, 1979

Dale Wayne Richardson ++'** , MAJ, D CO., 1203, - K.I.A.

++'** = Dale was on his second tour with the 2/34th Armor, his first was 66-67 as the Lt. of the Mortar Platoon.

Went POW / MIA on May2, 1970

June 16, 1987

2/34th Inactivated at Ft. Carson

August 16, 1987

2/34th Activated at Ft. Riley

(2/77th deactivated - re-flagged 2/34)

Feb.24-26 1991

Operation Desert Saber

2/34 and other breach Iraqi borders defenses and help clear way for the VII Corps to enter Iraq

Feb.26-27 1991

2/34th and Task Force destroys two reinforced Iraqi armor Battalions of the Republican Guards Tawakalina Division without a single friendly casuality

Unit receives 2 Valorous unit awards

 

 

KIA dates are those officially published in the Vietnam KIA Database. Times posted are not 100% accurate because of "official" date methods used by report authorities.

* = Age determined and or estimated

fn17 = wounds received in Hobo Woods 1969 (blinded), died in 1970, after E.T.S.. Added to Wall 2006

**++ = The "Wall" date is wrong, date is approximate per Bill Stephenson, other data is suspect for Micheal J. Byron.

++'** = Dale was on his second tour with the 2/34th Armor, his first was 66-67 as the Lt. of the Mortar Platoon.

&& = Ronald was evidently on a second tour with "Advisors", his first tour was with B Company 66-67 as a SP5.

^^ = Gerald was add after comparing names from companies to Vietnam KIA database.

+||+ = David was added after being remembered by T.M. Tate - C Company

@#^ = James was added after being remembered by Thomas Boling, HQ Co. C.O. 1969

^^% = Richard was remembered by J.J. McClelland, B CO 68

~11 = Ernest was remembered by Lowell Ringham & G. Bonnema - A Co. 1967-68, Lt. James Davis 68-69.

((*^ = Richard was remembered by many, but his correct name spelling and serial number just surfaced. Thanks to all.

**^% = Vernal R. (Bob) Bloom states that this date is wrong and should be in early November 1967, as Tim was KIA before Thanksgiving.

++==/ = Merrell Clayburn was remembered by Richard Breuhl, C CO 67-68

??>> = Rell Crigger Jr. was found through copies of orders. Anyone knowing thet story -Inform Doc Cherry.

++## = Alan E. Davis was a member of B Company and went on to a different division after the 2/34th ceased operations in Vietnam. Since he served with the unit, the web master feels that we should remember him as our brother regardless of unit in which he was KIA. He served with us and should be honored.

&&& = J. D. Molpus was actually from another unit in the process of getting a transfer to 2/34th Armor - Per B. Wester -he and E. Greer placed Molpus on the outbound chopper. J. Molpus officially was a Recon Platoon Leader in the 1st of the 5th Mech. - 25th Infantry.

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