2008 GUEST BOOK FOR 2ND34THARMOR.FREESERVERS.COM


Name:Bob Dixon
Email:passline7741@yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
connecticut/colorado
Comments:Wishing everyone a very happy new year! May all of your stop lights be green! Hope to be at the reunion! 860-391-1688
Unit I served with in Vietnammortor platoon ,2nd, 34th
Years I served1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was45
December 31, 2008 02:45:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Dominic N. Stimola
Email:xob5@optimum.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wyckoff, NJ
Comments:Heard from Christa Stolt, Walter's wife; Walter has had 2 strokes in the past year. Walter was a Plt. Sgt. w/Co. B. 1969-70. He was a damn good Plt. Sgt. Walter & Christa live in Radcliff, KY. Please keep them in your prayers.
Unit I served with in VietnamCo. B. 2/34
Years I served1969-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasXO
December 29, 2008 16:29:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Doc Cherry
Email:
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you from:
Comments:I wish each and every one of you the happiest of the holidays. Thanks for your support to the Association and this web site. Hire the vet whenever and where you can.
Unit I served with in Vietnam2/34th Armor HQ Company - 4.2 Mortars
Years I served1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasWar Wagon
December 24, 2008 15:45:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard C. Welch
Email:richardwelch513{at}comcast.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Nashville,TN
Comments:I wish you all happiness and good health in the coming year.It seems as if each year passes faster than the last.God bless you and keep you as we remember those who will remain forever young.
Unit I served with in Vietnam1st Plt. Co. C 2/34th Armor
Years I served1968-69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasC-11 (Warlord )
December 24, 2008 04:46:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Billie Brant
Email:bjbrant{at}consolidated.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Charleston, Illinois
Comments:New mailing address is : Billie Brant 1008 Monroe Apt # 1 Charleston, Illinois 61920
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
December 20, 2008 15:27:00 (GMT Time)



Name:Billie Brant
Email:bjbrant{at}consolidated.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Charleston, Illinois
Comments:Hello to all Dreadnaughts! I need to update my mailing information. I moved to town in August . Taking care of the big place in the country proved to be too much for me, so I decided to move into an apartment. Since Toby's passing I had help from the kids and friends, but still just trying to keep up proved too much. The mowing alone took me four to five hours. Those of you who attended the "mini reunion" at our home in the country will remember the size of the place. Toby's daughter, her husband James and "little Toby" are living there, so it's not like I gave it up altogether. I still visit and I'll hunt the woods for the elusive Morel mushrooms in the Spring! By the way Grandpa Toby's namesake little Toby who's almost two now, is a lot like him. Look out world!( SMILE) I hope to see all of you in Wheaton in 2009. It's only about a 3 1/2 hour trip for me from downstate Illinois. I'm still looking for Bill Butters, so if anyone has any information please contact me. My new address
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
December 20, 2008 15:20:14 (GMT Time)



Name:charles spivey
Email:ss2514{at}carolina.rr.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
church road va
Comments:
Unit I served with in VietnamHHC tanks, Recon Plt HHC 2/34
Years I servedOct68-Aug69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasmany
December 18, 2008 19:22:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Moss
Email:blmiii2003{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Fort Worth TX, originally from Louisiana
Comments:A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Dreadnaughts everywhere. A special toast to those of us who were some of the first replacements and were privileged to serve with the original Dreadnaughts. We also had the honor to wear both the "Ivy Division" patch as well as the "Tropic Lightning/Electric Strawberry" patch. At this time of the year,please pause for a moment to remember those Dreadnaughts who paid the Supreme Sacrifice. We miss this all.
Unit I served with in VietnamScout and Mortar Platoons, HHC 2/34 AR
Years I servedMar '67 to Feb '68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was35 and 36 and I was Powder Tapes 42
December 18, 2008 16:58:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Joseph Mc Donald
Email:Jmdcreations{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Manteca, Ca
Comments:I am the nephew of PFC Joseph Vierra, he was KIA March 2nd 1967. i HAVE A PEGE ON THE VIRTUAL WALL....Does anyone remember him, and does any one have any pictures. He was good friends withe Jesse Romero. Jessie was KIA March 9th. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I want to thank all of you for seving our country...YOU ARE ALL HEROS...GOD BLESS YOU ALL...
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
December 13, 2008 20:42:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Rich Pine
Email:rlpine{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Fremont, Cal.
Comments:Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Dreadnaughts.
Unit I served with in Vietnam1 st Plt B Co.
Years I served66-67
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasB 14 Driver
December 12, 2008 05:45:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Doc Cherry
Email:
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Michigan
Comments:Hi guys! If you moved since the last time you got a newsletter, send me your change of address info NOW or you won't get a newsletter or send info changes to Pat Forster along with your dues. Happy Holidays.
Unit I served with in VietnamHQ Mortars Medic - paid by D Company 2/34th
Years I servedJanuary 1970 until the last stand down in Cu Chi
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasWar Wagon - with Brighton, Athey, & Zelazney
December 1, 2008 22:20:51 (GMT Time)



Name:JOE DAMICO
Email:
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Where are
you from:
NEW YORK CITY/NOW DELAWARE
Comments:HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL YES I REMEMBER WHERE I WAS IN NOV 66 COOKING FOR ALL OF HHC/C CO TANKERS . A TASTY MEAL FOR ALL
Unit I served with in VietnamH H C/C CO
Years I servedFREOM FT IRWIN MAY 66/AUG 67
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasCO COOK
November 27, 2008 19:12:15 (GMT Time)



Name:EVERETT(JUNIOR) MATTHEWS
Email:jrmatthews1971{at}msn.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
St Peters, MO.
Comments:HAPPY THANKSGIVING TANKERS
Unit I served with in Vietnam2nd / 34th ARMOR
Years I served1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was21 till I got 24
November 27, 2008 13:38:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltil.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
wyoming / Nebraska
Comments:Happy Thanksgiving 42-37 years ago, where were you? May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have never a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs!
Unit I served with in VietnamCharlie Company 2/34 Armor
Years I served69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasWar Wagon #A-13,
November 26, 2008 20:49:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
wyoming / Nebraska
Comments:Happy Thanksgiving Where were you 42-37 years ago?
Unit I served with in VietnamCharlie Company 2/34
Years I served69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was1st Pl / A-13/2nd / 34th Armor
November 26, 2008 20:39:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Dan Mattozzi
Email:dantheman1934{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Newton Falls, Ohio
Comments:Received a letter and pictures from Bill Bihn, Sussex N.J. Sorry, can't remember a lot with a 60 yr. old brain. Anybody remember him?
Unit I served with in VietnamA co. 2nd/34th 1st platton
Years I servedFeb. 68 to Mar. 69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasAlpha 23 delta (also 25 after the mine)
November 25, 2008 13:51:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Donald H Walker
Email:donhwalker{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
oakland in 66
Comments:us-56405819
Unit I served with in Vietnam2/34th armor
Years I served1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasHHC
November 11, 2008 23:54:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert (BOB) Wanish
Email:bwanish{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
30679 Co. X Boyd, Wi. 54726
Comments:Hi to all,Xmass is again near and in 67 it was in the field around a bunker. See ya all at the IL. reunion.
Unit I served with in VietnamHHQ 2/34th Mortar Plt
Years I served1967- -68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was# 47 was in bad shape ater we hit a mine.
November 9, 2008 15:09:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Clay Coonce
Email:clcoonce{at}windstream.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Trinity, TX
Comments:First reunion I attended. Enjoyed renewing some old acquaintences. How did you all get so old?
Unit I served with in VietnamC company, 3rd platoon
Years I served1966-1968
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasCan't remember
November 6, 2008 15:48:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Rod (Slinky) Sorensen
Email:rsorensen{at}csciences.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Pasadena, Maryland
Comments:I went through some bad times and lost touch with you guys, just wanted to let you know that I'm still around. My dues for the Assn, will be coming.
Unit I served with in VietnamHHC 2/34th Armor
Years I served1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasTanks
October 31, 2008 17:07:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Edwin(Eddie) Burch
Email:edwineburch{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
3470 N.lee Hwy. Lexington Va. 24450
Comments:My Reservation's made for 2009 reunion, awaiting forther info, This will be my first, I've been to two of the 25th inf. reunion's . I'm working on Billy guy and Bob shorts to come also.
Unit I served with in Vietnam2/34th armered recon
Years I served1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasHHC 24or34 got CRS
October 28, 2008 00:22:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas E. Beecherl
Email:beecherltom{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Detroit area of Michigan
Comments:
Unit I served with in VietnamHHQ Company
Years I served1968-1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasRecon
October 24, 2008 08:58:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Green Bay, WI 54304
Comments:It's offical. The 2009 34th Armor Reunion is on June 18 thru Sunday 21st. Headquarters will be the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, Illinois http://www.hicarolstream.com/. Sue Widierski Dir of Sales has set up a block of rooms. at 85 a nite for a room or 114.95 for a suite. Mention the 34th Armor Reunion. Sat a trip to Cantingny the Col McCormick 1st Inf Div museum. Fri a trip down town to the Chicago VN Memorail Wall. Denny will be putting more on the web site shortly.
Unit I served with in VietnamCo C, 2/34 1966-1967
Years I served11 mos, 15 Days was enough
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasC-32 9B0035 RIP
September 28, 2008 23:58:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Charles L Donovan
Email:cdonovan{at}cfl.rr.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Cocoa Beach, FL
Comments:Need dates for the reunion.
Unit I served with in VietnamB/2/34
Years I served1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasB66
September 26, 2008 16:41:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:Old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Green Bay, WI
Comments:ARMOR magazine has decided that the latest edition is the Jungle Tankers edition. They have an article about the 11th Cav (Blackhorse) by Don Starry, the 1st Bn 77th Armor at Khe Sanh by Ltc Carmelo P Milia, The Battle of An Bao II B co, 1st Bn 69th Armor by Capt Timothy J Grogran and MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of the Battle of Suoi Tre (spelled correctly) by 1st Sgt Christopher P Worick.
Unit I served with in VietnamC co, 2nd Bn, 34th Armor- 1966-1967
Years I served11 mo, 15 days
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasC-32 9B0035
September 20, 2008 14:24:10 (GMT Time)


 

Name:Darrell Broome
Email:mop1148{at}mchsi.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Springfield, mo
Comments:I was Assigned to the hhc 2/34 in Nov 1980 thru 1981 at Ft. Carson, CO.
Unit I served with in Vietnam1 st LOG
Years I served68-69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
September 13, 2008 19:55:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Dominic N. Stimola
Email:xob5{at}optonline.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wyckoff, NJ
Comments:Has there been any final plans made for the reunion June 2009 in Wheaton, IL? Dates?
Unit I served with in VietnamCompany B
Years I served1969-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasXO-Co. B
September 10, 2008 21:52:49 (GMT Time)



Name:wayne t hensley
Email:whensley{at}bak.rr.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
southern calif
Comments:appreciate any emails from 66-67 era vn
Unit I served with in Vietnamhhc
Years I served66-67
My 2/34th Tank/PC# waspersonnel
September 4, 2008 05:43:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Doc Cherry
Email:
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Comments:Late Sad News - I got a email that informed me of the passing of Robert F. Essner Jr, of B Company, 3rd platoon, 1969-70 passed away 8/10/08. Bob resided in Grandview, Missouri. Go to WWW.MEM.COM and enter Essner in last name block and Robert in the first name block for his memorial and guest book. Bob attended many reunions and he will be missed.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
September 3, 2008 21:24:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Pat Forster
Email:ltpat234{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
San Juan Capistrano, California
Comments:Paul Williamson final arrangements:Visitation Sat 16AUG 0900, services 0930 Schoedingers, 1051 E Johnstown Rd, Gahanna, Oh correct phone 614-939-4558
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
August 14, 2008 16:05:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Pat Forster
Email:ltpat234{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
San Juan Capistrano, California
Comments:Details for the funeral of SFC Paul Williamson call Schoedinger Funeral Home 614-939-0558 in Gahanna (Columbus) Ohio. Services Sat 16AUG08
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
August 13, 2008 23:50:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
wyoming / Nebraska
Comments:Terry Lee Gilpin CPL, C CO. 11E10, Sunday, August 2, 1970, Quang Tri: Lewis Dayton Moles SP4 11E20 Saturday, August 8, 1970 , Quang Tri : will never for get you
Unit I served with in Vietnam2/34 charlie company
Years I served69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was13 ,War Wagon, 1st Pl , Charlie Company
August 13, 2008 15:47:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Pat Forster
Email:ltpat234{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
San Juan Capistrano, California
Comments:Bob Washington called today to say that Paul Williamson, Bn Maint PSG,66-67 died yesterday 10 Bob Washington reports that Paul Williamson, Bn Maint PSG 66-67 died 10AUG08 in Columbus, Ohio. Rev Bob has been asked to preach at the services.
Unit I served with in Vietnamservices. Call Bob, 760-255-4031 for details.
Years I servedMay you rest in peace, Paul.
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasBe with God!
August 12, 2008 03:04:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Dominic N. Stimola
Email:xob5{at}optonline.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wyckoff, NJ
Comments:I just finished reading a great book on Vietnam, Viet Vets and the journey back to civilian life. "The Lost Boys", by Tim Potter. He is my cousin from CA. It is a historical novel and well researched. It is great and right on target. You will laugh, cry and remember the most significant time of your life. You'll probably find something that will remind you of yourself. I recommend it without reservation.
Unit I served with in VietnamCo. B, 2/34th Armor & Co. C 2/2 Mech Inf
Years I served1969-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasPlatoon Leader and Company XO
July 28, 2008 18:28:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Dixon
Email:passline7741{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Oakdale,Ct
Comments:Class of 1969 Mortar Platoon Vet,looking to share memories of our experiences.Crip, Recon and tankers also.
Unit I served with in VietnamHHC,2ND,34TH ,MORTAR PLATOON
Years I served1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasTRACK 45
July 28, 2008 13:55:48 (GMT Time)



Name:John Varellie
Email:jvarellie{at}tampabay.rr.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:looking for people who may recall me getting shot in the head in June 1968 while escorting a convoy to Tay Ninh, I was riding in the back of a gun jeep and when shot I fell out backwards onto the road, bouncing on my head, neck and shoulder. the VA will not SC my neck and shoulder injury as they state there is no mention in my SMR's.
Unit I served with in Vietnam3d Platoon, A Co 2/34th, 25th Inf Div
Years I served1968-69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# wasA33 Tank Commander
July 25, 2008 16:11:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Cheryl Thouin
Email:cthouin{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Massachusetts
Comments:Anyone remember my father Daniel A. Worpek. He served from 1967-1968 as an armor crewman for 2nd Battalion, 34 Armor, 25th Infantry Division during the Tet Offensive and the Vietnam Counter Offensive Phase III
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served1967-1968
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
July 23, 2008 14:13:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael Smith
Email:dreamland203{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Lexington NC
Comments:I stumbled onto your web page looking for some items of the unit in which I served in 1st Calvery Division FH TX Very nice web page.I would like to Thank all of the Men and Women in the US Armed Forces for all they have done for our country I miss my unit and all that we went threw.
Unit I served with in Vietnamna
Years I served6
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
July 19, 2008 03:46:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Joe Layton Jr
Email:Laytonj{at}sddc.army.mil
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wilmington Nc
Comments:Son Of P.F.C Joe Layton Sr. Father Passed away FEB 5 2008 in Cal.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
July 15, 2008 17:50:50 (GMT Time)



Name:gary e hammer
Email:gary_hammer{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
bakersfield,california
Comments:I was with HQ bn commo 1968/1969
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHQ 2/34th armour
Years I served 1968/1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was bn commo
June 20, 2008 16:27:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert (BOB) Wanish
Email:bwanish{at}hotmail.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Boyd, Wi. 54726
Comments:Just checking in, anyone from mortar Plt.67-68 give me a yell? Was with track 47 when we hit the mine going around the Mt.If I remember right some tanks from HHQ also hit mines in same area that day. Think 2 tanks and two APC went down. Was on the track with Tom Hall and Grover Smith and Wayne Calahan and steve ski.
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2/34th HHQ Mortar Plt.
Years I served 67--68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was APC 47 before we hit the mine?
May 29, 2008 03:55:18 (GMT Time)



Name:John r. Byer
Email:jrb007{at}prodigy.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
South Jordan, Utah
Comments:Just want to thank those who have made this website what it is.I appreciate the time to review the site and relive the memories good and bad. Thanks to you all that served and sacrificed a part of your live. God bless all Dreadnaughts.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHC and Mortor Platoon
Years I served 3
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was Morleys Raiders HHC
May 25, 2008 16:13:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Dominic N. Stimola
Email:xob5{at}optonline.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wyckoff, NJ
Comments:As we approach another Memorial Day, please take time to remember the gentle warriors of our battalion who did not return from Vietnam and all the other wars that Dreadnaught warriors gave the last full measure of devotion to our country.
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co. B. 2/34th Armor and Co. C. 2/2 Mech Inf
Years I served 1969-1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was XO - Co. B.
May 21, 2008 12:41:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard C Welch
Email:richardwelch513{at}comcast.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Nashville,TN
Comments:Ive been e-mailing Tom Grooman , and we discussed the possibility of locating an M48A3 and possibly restoring it if there is enough interest within the association. I ,for one , have great regard for the old battle buggies. There was not one in front of the 25th I.D. Museum when I went thier last September . That bothered me. We wouldn't necessarily be restoring one for that purpose , but as Tom mentioned ,for display at future reunions. Is anyone interested in pursuing a project of this type ? If so , let me know. I have no idea what the cost might be but that can be determined if it is deemed that we want to pursue this. I e-mailed the Patton Museum at Fort Knox to see if they could locate one if need be. When I hear from them I'll send out the info. Regards, Rick Welch
Unit I served with in Vietnam 1st Plt. Co. C 2/34th Armor
Years I served 1968-69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-11 (Warlord )
May 15, 2008 16:58:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael J. Walsh
Email:mike_55534{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Vancouver, WA
Comments:Our driver was CPL John D. Hall, TC was SGT Watson Underwood Jr, M60 gunner with me was PFC Henry Coone. I was a track driver and wounded (Tet 68) Feb 29th in an operation just outside Cu Chi.
Unit I served with in Vietnam Recon Plt, HHC 2/34th Armor
Years I served Nov 67-Feb 68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was ???
May 14, 2008 23:35:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Johnny Jeter
Email:jjvietnamvet{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Ponder Texas 76259
Comments:Saw David L Cook in found veterans part 2,How do I get his e-mail address.I am listed in most wanted men part 1.Sending memebership application form tomorrow. Thanks to all for such a nice site. Keep Safe & God Bless JJ
Unit I served with in Vietnam D company
Years I served 1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was 548-AVLB
May 3, 2008 04:56:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Nebraska / Wyoming
Comments:Name: James Kenneth Flannery Rank: 1LT Company: C CO.** MOS:1203 Date of Casualty: Thursday, April 16, 1970 Age:23 Province: Quang Tri Panel: 1W Line: 13 Please take a few moments to pay tribute 1Lt Flannery. His life was shortened on the afternoon of April 16th, just a few clicks south of the DMZ while on patrol for A4 fire base.
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2nd/34th Armor, Charlie Company.Fighting Aces
Years I served 69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was !st Pl , C-13
April 15, 2008 21:04:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Gill
Email:popfiy{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Missouri
Comments:On March 30th 1970, our country lost on of its' best, Sgt. John Kimzy: TC of A-22.
Unit I served with in Vietnam A Co. 2/34th and B Trp. 1/1st Cav
Years I served 1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was A-22
April 13, 2008 12:26:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Carl Beebe (Darnell)
Email:carl2{at}earthshirtz.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Livermore, CA
Comments:I was just diagnosed with prostate cancer and am wanting to find as much info as possible about my time in Vietnam. My last name, 'Beebe,' was changed to 'Darnell' after my military service. I don't see my name listed on the website, although I served under Sgt. Desmond with Allen Fukumoto as a company clerk.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHC, 2nd Batalion 34th Armor
Years I served 1966-67
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
April 9, 2008 16:06:14 (GMT Time)



Name:James Beck
Email:JEBama at aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
LA--Lower Alabama that is!
Comments:Just wanted to check back in and say hi. If anyone remembers me, please contact me and help with recollection, just put 2/34th in subject so I don't delete it.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHC 2/34th Armor
Years I served 7-68 to 7-69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was Can't recall
April 4, 2008 03:52:18 (GMT Time)



Name:tom grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Nebraska / Wyoming
Comments:From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered, - We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2/23 C Co. 1 PL
Years I served 69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was T-13 / 1st
April 2, 2008 11:57:13 (GMT Time)



Dear Dreadnaughts,

I am sorry to inform you that retired United States Army Sergeant William L. Stoolmaker, Vietnam Veteran; formerly HQ Support Platoon Sergeant 2/34th Armor 1963 to 1967 has passed away. Bill passed away March 25, 2008. I spoke only briefly with his son Richard and he informed me that Bill had been experiencing heart issues since December of 2007.

Visitation:

1- 9pm on Friday, March 28, 2008

Sharp Funeral Homes Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road
P.O. Box 1161
Fenton, MI 48430
Toll Free: 877-53-SHARP
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Funeral:

1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sharp Funeral Homes Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Billís obituary that appears online at the funeral home above is as follows:

William L. Stoolmaker

STOOLMAKER, William Lee- Age 71, of Argentine, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Fr. David Harvey officiating. Burial immediately following at Montrose Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-9 PM Friday. Those desiring may make contributions to the Children's Miracle Network. Mr. Stoolmaker was born April 14, 1936 in Flint, the son of Harry Lee and Mildred Lois (Mahaney) Stoolmaker. He married Ingrid Hoffman November 5, 1957 in Munich, Germany and she preceded him in death November 12, 1997. He retired in 1976 as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, he than owned and operated Reliable Lift Truck Service. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion 34th Armor Division, 11th Airborne Division, National Association for Uniformed Services and Flint Genealogy Association. Surviving are: 6 children, Kenneth William and wife Mary Stoolmaker of Detroit, Richard Lee Stoolmaker of Fenton, Robert Ross and wife Marilla Stoolmaker of Birch Run, William and wife Sharon Stoolmaker of Montrose, Steven and wife Deborah Stoolmaker of Flushing, Regina Jean Stoolmaker of Linden; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; sister, Shirley Jean Fisher of Fenton; 2 step sisters, Carol Ann Clark of Cadillac, Marilyn and husband Joe Weidman of Flint; aunt, Ava Switzer of Birch Run; several nieces, nephews and uncles. He was also preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

The 34th Armor Association has provided a nice floral arrangement.

Sincerely Doc Cherry

 




Name:Jeffrey Garner
Email:jeffrey-garner{at}sbcglobal.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Flint, MI
Comments:Bill Stoolmaker passed away March 25,'08. Funeral services will he held March 29. I've sent a copy of the newspaper obituary notice to Denny Cherry so he can post.
Unit I served with in Vietnam B/2bn/34 Armor
Years I served 4/67 - 4/68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was Bravo-25
March 27, 2008 22:22:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Green Bay, WI 54304
Comments:I met SFC Bill Stoolmaker when Denny Cherry, He and I were invested into the 34th Armor Regiment at Ft Riley several years ago. I enjoyed his company and his dedication to the 34th Armor Regiment. He, Denny and Pat were responsible for finding many of you Dreadnaughts in the last 40 years. He had many funny stories that he passed on, but had the solemn duty to pick up the bodies of Ssgt Hill, Joseph Vierra and Jerry Byers. The day after the C co CP was hit. He was a Soldier of America, lets honor him
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co C, 2nd Bn, 34th Armor
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-32
March 27, 2008 02:57:44 (GMT Time)



Name:SPC. _Patrick D. Howard
Email:Patrick.howard02{at}saintleo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Youngstown ohio
Comments:I served with C. co in Iraq from 03-04. I was in 2nd plt assigned to C21. I served with 1Lt Bryant, Ling, Singh, and a few other listed in memorial here. I will never forget them and think of them everyday.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served 01-04
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C21
March 26, 2008 17:37:01 (GMT Time)



Name:SPC. _Patrick D. Howard
Email:Patrick.howard02{at}saintleo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Youngstown ohio
Comments:I served with C. co in Iraq from 03-04. I was in 2nd plt assigned to C21. I served 1Lt Bryant, Ling, Singh, and a few other listed in memorial here. I will never forget them and think of them everyday.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served 3
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C21
March 26, 2008 17:30:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Charles Coldren
Email:crcoldren{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Minneapolis, MN
Comments:
Unit I served with in Vietnam HQ Co & C Co
Years I served 67, 68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was HQ - 7 Alpha & Charlie 50 Yankee
March 26, 2008 16:20:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Moss
Email:blmoss234{at}charter.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Fort Worth TX
Comments:I want to follow up on Gary Lapp's story about Soui Tre. I joined the Bn. on 3Mar67 and was assigned to the Scout Platoon. The platoon was at Katum when I went to the field. Larry Lewis was my first track commander and when he was moved to another track, Bill Hodgson was my commander. When our platoon pulled into the perimeter at FSB Gold, we stayed in the southwest corner. A mess sgt. from the 2/77 Arty came over to our track and said the they were glad we came to their rescue because they were fighting with the kitchen knives in the mess tent and if we had not arrived they would have been overrun. About mid afternoon when it was really hot, out platoon was tasked with helping to police up the battlefield. The back ramp on the ACAV was lowered until it was level with the ground and Richard Squyers and I would pick up the bodies and pieces of bodies as the track moved slowly around the battlefield and throw them on the ramp; not a very pleasant job. The dozer tanks dug two pits and the
Unit I served with in Vietnam Scout Platoon and later Mortar Platoon
Years I served March 67 - February 68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
March 22, 2008 21:04:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Thawing Tundra, WI
Comments:On this day March 21st, 1967 the 2nd Battalion 34th Armor earned itís second Presidential Unit Citation for its efforts at the Battle of Suoi Tre. It remains one of the proudest days of my life watching those from the 77th Arty waving and cheering as we broke into the clearing of the firebase. This conflict lasted from March 19th to March 21st, 1967. and with the arrival of the Mech forces ended the 3 day battle 4 hours later . When it was nice and safe the brass hats and intelligence REMFís arrived to confiscate the war souvenirs. Donít believe all that you hear from the History Channel and Military Channel. The NVA 9th Division commander says that Operation Junction City had no effect on his division , only the un-enlightened media can believe that a commander can loose most of a regiment and say that. Gen Vesseyís spin ignores those who saved his butt for his climb to the Chief of Staff for the Army. We cannot forget the 31 Americans that were killed in this battle.
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co C, 2nd Bn, 34th Armor
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-32
March 20, 2008 10:12:58 (GMT Time)



Name:dave bigard--pfc in vietnam
Email:dbigard{at}yahoo.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
now-blue springs mo>then Newton il.
Comments:Billie Ratcliff called me and we have met a few times. we both were in C co/ 2nd 34th in 1967..he lives in Kingsville Mo about 15 miles from me. he was among the lost soldier file. says he will be at the 2009 reunion. He and I trained at Ft Leonardwood Mo and went thru 90th replacement to 2nd 34th,,Neither of us had ever seen a damn armored tank untill we were helicoptered into the field in Jan 1967 to the unit--we trained on heavy equipment at leonardwood..The supply sergeant showed us the flak jacket of one of the tankers where an rpg went thru- one of the first casualties of 2nd 34th---arrived in the field and began our " on job training" to become tankers"--hello us army and vietnam
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2nd 34th C co
Years I served 1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-66
March 15, 2008 01:38:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Dominic N. Stimola
Email:xob5{at}optonline.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Wyckoff, NJ
Comments:"Lest We Forget" 3/13/70-KIA: Larry Knippel & Jimmy Roland. 4/1/70-KIA: Floyd "Dale" Ketels & Jose Quinones 4/3/70-KIA Gerry Lee Griffin
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co. B
Years I served 1969-1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was XO - Company B
March 11, 2008 13:17:25 (GMT Time)



Name:tom Grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Nebraska ? Wyoming
Comments:somethig that may help you: US Troops Losing Hearing By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer The Associated Press Dr. Michael Hoffer, a Navy captain and inner-ear specialists, left, checks the ears of U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Kahlor, right, at Balboa Navy Medical Center in San Diego, Feb. 6, 2008. Kahlor's hearing was damaged by exposure to multiple IAD blasts in Iraq. Many soldiers and Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from noise-induced hearing loss, a condition audiological specialists now consider an "epidemic" within the military. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)SAN DIEGO (AP) - Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect the troops from noise. Hearing damage is the No. 1 disability in the war on terror, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and some experts
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2nd/34th Armor, Charlie Company.Fighting Aces
Years I served 69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-13 / 1st PL / Charlie Company
March 10, 2008 12:12:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Hogan CWO,Ret
Email:Hoganclanjimdot{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Bradenton,FL
Comments:Have info re: Memoriam page-E-msg was rejected. Would like contact about this.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHT,3/4Cav-25th Inf Div
Years I served 2Jan-22Dec '68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was HQ-8
March 2, 2008 16:27:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Lowell Hollenbeck
Email:
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Show Low, Az.
Comments:
Unit I served with in Vietnam Bco.2nd34tharmor
Years I served 68-69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was B-13
March 2, 2008 06:59:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Charlie Donovan
Email:cdonovan{at}cfl.rr.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Cocoas Beach, FL
Comments:Gary, Welcome Home, glad you made it.
Unit I served with in Vietnam BRAVO Company
Years I served 1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was B6
March 1, 2008 19:32:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Green Bay, WI 54304
Comments:Gary: Well, Gary, today is that infamous date for me. Today is the date that Charlie 33 (C-33) was blown up from under me and as you know my Tank Commander Sgt. Hill and our Loader Vierra were erased from the face of the Earth. The Gunner Carson all I know is that he was burned SO bad that he was immediately evacuated to a burn hospital in Japan. Whether he lived or not, I never heard from him again. So I am one lucky son-of-a-gun! When the tank exploded and I was ejected (blown) out, got up, half-way came to my senses, I could see the NVA trying to hit me with their fire . The tank burning and the light from it was like a spot light shining on me. To this very day, I can still see the NVA tracers coming at me. Hundreds of them! It is just a miracle that NONE of the rounds hit me. I never found out what kind of machine guns they were using but all I know is that all I could see coming towards me was a wall of red projectiles Any way, Gary, you understand
Unit I served with in Vietnam The Best Tankers in the USA
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-32
March 1, 2008 16:57:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Dave Meyer
Email:meyerdl{at}ncn.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Iowa
Comments:38 years ago on 2/21/70, my platoon leader Lt.Steve Epperson was KIA on NuiBaDen in Tay Ninh province. He is not forgotten.
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2/34thArmor-mortor platoon
Years I served 1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was ??
February 22, 2008 17:18:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Green Bay, WI 54304
Comments:Bill Kendrick e-mailed my thru Military.com He was gunner on Psgt Fox's tank (A-14) helping out at the company CP on March 1st, 1967, the nite that Ssgt Hill got killed and the CP got hit by a Bn of the 272nd. If anyone wants contact info e-mail me.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-32
February 15, 2008 13:08:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Grooman
Email:tg40036{at}alltel.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
wyoming / Nebraska
Comments:Been a cold winter and want to say high to those who log in time to time. the winter blues' will be over soon and once aagin you can roam outside with your beer.
Unit I served with in Vietnam 2nd/34th Armor, Charlie Company.Fighting Aces
Years I served 69-70
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was 13 ,War Wagon, 1st Pl
February 15, 2008 12:56:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Milton M Lilly
Email:mmlilly{at}bellsouth.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Murfreesboro,TN
Comments:Was shown letter by VA paient and got the Assoc call sign , Then saw my name on Most Wanted list
Unit I served with in Vietnam Recon 2/34 Armor
Years I served 67-68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
February 1, 2008 03:41:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Edwin E Burch (eddie)
Email:edwineburch{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Lexington VA.24450
Comments:Any one planning to go to the 25th Infantry Reuion in Orlando FL. this August.I plan to go hope to see some one there.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HQ Recon
Years I served 1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was 24 Rosemarys Baby
January 29, 2008 01:41:09 (GMT Time)



Name:chuck leatherman
Email:chuckL2933{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
findlay ohio
Comments:4 mines 2 rpgs damm i dont here to good
Unit I served with in Vietnam b co 2/34th
Years I served 68/69
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
January 27, 2008 22:24:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Fogle
Email:LFog3 at (aol).com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Newton Falls,Ohio
Comments:My first time at this site. Sure brings back a lot of memories. Would like to say hello to everyone.
Unit I served with in Vietnam C. Co.
Years I served !967/68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C31
January 11, 2008 15:21:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Fogle
Email:LFog3 at aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Newton Falls,Ohio
Comments:My first time at this site.Sure brings back a lot of memories. Like to say hello to everyone.
Unit I served with in Vietnam C. Co. 2/34th
Years I served 1967/68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C 31
January 11, 2008 15:11:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Fogle
Email:LFog3
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Newton Falls,Ohio
Comments:My first time at this site.Sure brings back a lot of memories. Like to say hello to everyone.
Unit I served with in Vietnam C. Co. 2/34th
Years I served 1967/68
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C 31
January 11, 2008 15:09:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Daniel D. Mattozzi
Email:dantheman1934{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Newton Falls, Ohio
Comments:Retired from G.M. Aug. 1st 2006 after forty years. Going to try and make it to Chicago June 2009. If anyone remembers me, hello to ya.
Unit I served with in Vietnam A Co. 2nd/34th Armor 1st platoon
Years I served Feb. 1968 to Mar. 1969
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was M48A3 Alpha23 & Alpha25
January 10, 2008 16:27:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Eddie D Smith
Email:esmith49{at}att.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Bastrop, TX
Comments:After 5 years I thought I might re-sign the Gueatbook. I'm still here and still breathing, so every day is a good day. This a new e-mail address and I would like to hear from anyone who cares to e-mail.
Unit I served with in Vietnam HHT 1/4th Cav, B Co. 3/34th Armor, F Trp. 17th Cav.
Years I served Feb-Jun 68, Jun68-Feb 68, Aug 70- Aug 71
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was HHT ?, B 33, F13
January 9, 2008 16:51:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Charles Kitts
Email:kittscw{at}lcsedu.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Lynchburg, VA
Comments:
Unit I served with in Vietnam A Co. 2/34th Armor
Years I served 67
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was 1st Platoon Leader
January 7, 2008 15:39:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Frozen Tundra, WI 54304
Comments:Michele Lathrop found another Missing Guy. 1st LT Charles W Kitts, A co 1967 now lives in Lynchburg, VA 24503-6571
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co C
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C-32
January 3, 2008 00:55:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Albert Macias
Email:Mpanthertank{at}verizon.net
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Cerritos Ca
Comments:I served in 3plt, D Co. from 1983 to 1986 at Fort Carson, Co. Never served with a better group of soldiers.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Years I served
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
January 2, 2008 22:09:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Gary Lapp
Email:old11e40{at}aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Frozen Tundra, WI 54304
Comments:Michele Lathrop has found our old Platoon Sgt Agusto. He is in Clarksville TN. I don't want to put his address on the internet but will give it to any one that e-mails me. Denny I will also put it in my next data base update.
Unit I served with in Vietnam Co C
Years I served 1966-1967
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was C- 32.
January 1, 2008 20:28:25 (GMT Time)


 

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