I just wanted to thank all the brothers who contacted me regarding my previous posting on PTSD. We are not alone in facing the ghosts of our past. I greatly appreciate your concern and input. See you all in Nashville in May. Happy New Year!
gunner for sgt. sissel june 6 1969 an loc. largest fire of 1st infantry devision. 1st. platoon 2nd 3/4 armour.One of Cornns Assasins.
Unit I served with in Vietnam
Sgt. Cornn Sgt. Sissle. Buck Wheat Pig Pen
Years I served
Feb. 28 1969 to Feb. 23 1970
My 2/34th Tank/PC# was
December 26, 2010 22:58:11 (GMT Time)
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. All web site updates are in place. Pat Forster's 2011 Mount Up Newsletter is at the printers. The 2011 Nashville Reunion plans will be in that mailing. Once I get mine, I will post all of the plans our local host, Richard Welch of C Company, has worked on for "2011 Renuion. I am sure that he and Pat Forster have planned a great get together.
See You There
Fellow Dreadnaughts; I need your eyes and ears to be on the look out for my 1969 red w/ white roof Ford Ranger PU. It was stolen 20 Dec 2010. Here is the link to the news story. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hlipqfcS8E
Thanks in advance for any help. Nick
I'm looking for my friend Williams Gregg Strunck, he was served in VietNam (66-70?)and was a Captain in armory division, He was station in Maryland, or Baltimore), USA 1975.
I'd appreciate if you can find him and let him know we ( my brother) have been looking for him more than 35 years.
Members are asked to avoid the contact at the bottom of the 4th column on page 42 of the Nov/Dec 2010 VVA Veteran until he can respond to my attempts to contact him. A review of the post shows errors in his knowledge of our organization.
I served from January 1969 to January 1970 as Platoon Sergeant of 1st Plt, co B, 34th Armor. We were opconned to the Big Red One. Many people feel we lost the war. My platoon did not, we accomplished every mission assigned. The biggest battle of 1969 involving the Big Red One was fought just outside An Loc and was spearheaded by my platoon. My platoon of three tanks was leading a mechanized infantry company in search of an NVA Regiment when we were ambushed. The battle became quite intense, my lead tank was knocked out, the rear tank had a main gun malfunction so my tank was left with the responsibility to fight the fight which we did. During the height of the battle we faced a human wave of NVA troops with fixed bayonets. They seemed surprised that their bayonets failed to penetrate the front slope of the tank. I suppose the battle lasted an hour or maybe even two and was just about over as my tank ran out of ammo.
We replenished our ammo from the disabled tank and shortly after tha
Here's hoping that each of you and your families are safe and well May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Nashvile at the Reunion May 26th , 27th , and 28th , 2011.
God Bless You All,
Richard C. ( Rick ) Welch
SP/5 Harry Theurkauf, B Co. 2 BN. 34th, KIA 6/5/1968, has a memorial bridge named in his honor. I am writing a book to honor him, and sixteen other men from my community who died in Vietnam. If you knew SP/5 Theurkauf, please contact me.
I almost got my ass blowed up a few times. Glad it didn't happen. Let's remember the guys that weren't so lucky. I was not like Nathan Hale or any of those old times that regreted they only had one ass to give for their country. I was a member of the ass preservation society.
I need to make a correction in the name of the pet friendly hotel. It is the Guest House Inn&Suites.The rest of the information is correct ,phone # etc. Sorry for the mistake .
Best of Everything ,
For those who will be bringing pets ,The Country Inn and Suites , just behind the Radisson , is pet friendly . The rooms are on the sixth floor and there is a $25 non-refunable deposit and you must mention that you are traveling with a pet at the time you are making your reservations.You also need to mention that you will be attending the 2011 2/34th Armor -Dreadnaught Vietnam Veteran Association Reunion at another facility .I do not have a bloc of rooms reserved as I have only heard from Tom Grooman about the pet issue. I would love to have as many Association members attend the Nashville Reunion and we are putting the finishing touches on some thing I know everyone will enjoy.If you are bringing a pet , Please make your reservations as soon as possible. To do so , call The Country Inn and Suites Music Valley Drive ( 615 ) 885-4071.
Bless You Brothers,
Since the Radisson is redecorating the first of the year , they will no longer be pet friendly. There is a pet friendly hotel right across the street that is pet friendly , but they charge a one time fee of $25 . I need to know how many people are planning to bring a pet to the Reunion next year so I can have a block of rooms reserved and know how many to get. I'll need the information as soon as possible so that I can begin those negotiations and get the word out as soon as possible.I'd like to see as many people come to the reunion as want to , and would not like to see anyone not come because the hotel will not allow pets.
God Bless you all and I hope to see you in Nashville May 26th , 27th ,and 28th , 2011.
I shipped over to Vietnam in July of 67. I had been assigned to the 25th Inf. Div.
When we got to Vietnam the 3rd Brigade of the 25th Div and the 3rd Brigade of the 4th Inf Div. swaped controls of each other at Duc Pho. We operated with some tanks once that I recall around Nov.67. I would like to know if it is possible that the M60 Tank was serving in Vietnam at that time in the DucPho area.
I remember a black guy,Jones,he was on a tank that got hit with rpg before I got in contry.When the unit was deactived,I was on the LT's tank.I went too 3/5cav until Feb.20-71.got hit with rpg.bummer.I would like information about the next reunion please.thank you!
I ran across the website of A/2/12Inf (Dau Tieng Base Camp). In the "Veterans
Stories" section check out the one titled "Thunder Road" by John Stone. On page 6 there is a story and photos of a tank named "Baron" hiting a mine and a soldier being killed. The time frame matches when Robert Cooper was killed. Are the tank, date (12/22/67)and location a match? If so, it might bring closure to his family, friends, and fellow troopers.
Yesterday marked the 40th year sense
CPL Terry Lee Gilpin, C CO.Sunday, August 2, 1970 was KIA. Please remember him for not how he died but how he lived.
Sunday, August 2, 1970
Been thinking a lot about Vietnam lately. I came home 40 years ago next week. Seems like only yesterday. Lots of good memories, but surely some real bad ones still linger. Welcome home to all my Dreadnaught Brothers!
On this Memorial Day, I wish to remeber my big brother, Richard G. Clark KIA January 8th, 1967 and to all the Dreadnaughts who I have contacted and spoken with. Thank you for your service to protect my freedom. God Bless you and the United States of America.
Leon "Reg" Regginato called yesterday to say that Wayne "Sleepy" Mrazek had died 5-29-10 of respiratory ailment. Wayne, Reg and Minoru Tanaka were severe WIAs 29NOV67 in Recon. Tanaka died of wounds, there was some tough fighting the last week of NOV67! Blessed be their memories. Pat
Jenkins 2/34 new email addressț
From: Jenks Jenkins (email@example.com)
Sent: Fri 5/14/10 8:03 PM
Jr, I finally got to the computer age and got my own e-mail address, please forward anyting to my new email address.
was you on 22 when it got hit? Jenks
As you may or may not know , we have had major flooding in Nashville . The Radisson at OPryland is currently flooded as is the Opryland Hotel , Opry Mills Mall , and The Grand Ole Opry House . I don't know how this is going to impact the 2011 2/34th Armor Dreadnaught Reunion. I'll have to get in touch with the Gaylord Entertainment people after the water receeds and they have a chance to assess the damage. Believe me , it is massive . We had one of our water treatment plants flooded and off line , so it reduced our treatment capacity by 50% . The plantat which I am a shift supervisor , is still in operation and we are working 12 on 12 off seven days a week . My home computer is not in operation as of now , but should be back up in a couple of days , so when I have more information , I will get the word out. I am hoping that since we are a year away from our reunion , that the damage to the Radisson will be repaired wihout affecting our reunion plans. Take care everyone , and I'll be i
Just to let everyone know that just because we are getting OLD, we're not forgotten. Anyone interested from around the Midwest/Country Lambeau Field will be the LZ for Welcoming Home Wisconsin's Vietnam Veterans. Looks to be a big event. Here's the website...http://lzlambeau.org/ ...other than that I will see you at the next REUNION! Stay breathing...
A salute to all Dreadnaughts, who forty years ago today, were part of the most successful military operation of the war: The invasion into Cambodia to clear out enemy sanctuaries. We did our duty. PRESENT ARMS!
Dominic and all Dreadnaughts. Plans for the Nashville Reunion are for the last weekend in May, 2011. Contact host Rick Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or wait for Mount Up! Dec10
"DOC" Holman's services are being handled by Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain, NC Visitation will be from 1800 till 2000 hrs on Sunday evening the 11th. The Graveside Service will be on Monday thew 12th at 1400 hrs. Hope to see a Honor Guard from the local Marine Corps League Sunday evening and an Army Honor Guard from FT. Bragg on Monday.
It is with a heavy heart that I most inform you that Dana "DOC" Holman died last night (4/6/10). Arrangments are pending,& I will keep you posted as soon as I know more. I plan to attend DOC's service.RIP good friend and soldier.
I WAS IN A CO. MY TANK COMMANDER WAS CHUCK HAWES.WAS IN COUNTRY FROM 3-69 TO 3-70.I WAS A DRIVER ON D-25.FROM CUI-CHI TO TAY NIHN.PEOPLE THAT I CAN REMEMBER:LOPEZ,RIFFLE,MONROE,PEREZ,AND CHUCK HAWES.SORRY THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER ALL YOUR NAMES.
March 30th will mark the fortieth year since one of our countries very best, Sgt. John Kimzey from Dearborn, Mich., made the supreme sacrafice in the jungle south of Bearcat. His vitality and zest for life continues to shine like a bright light through the years. Take a moment on March 30th to remember this Dreadnaught hero.
40 years ago, between 3/13 - 4/3 1970, 5 men from Co. B were KIA: Larry Knippel, James Roland, Dale Kettels, Jose Quinones & Gerry Griffin. During this Holy Week, remember them. RIP brother "Dreadnaughts"
I was on the 34th armor website and I saw that many of you served about the same time as my good friend, Lt Tom F Przybelski of Green Bay Wi. Tom was killed May 13, 1968. I was wondering if anyone remembered him or any details of his death. I was a pall bearer at his funeral in Green Bay, WI. If you can provide me with any info concerning his death I would greatly appreciate it. He received the Silver Star and was wondering if there was any truth to the rumor that he was nominated for MOH but turned down.
Daniel J Servais RMC, USNR (ret)
Dreadnaughts: To all that knew him, I'm sad to say that SSG "Jerry" Jerome Lompis "Bravo 12 TC" in 1968, passed away yesterday at about 5 o'clock in West Plains, Mo. His funeral will be held this Wednesday (3/31) at the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. His wife, Virginia, asked that any remembrances be donated to the VFW in name of Jerome J. Lompis. Rest In Peace my friend.
Surprising news from Fort Knox. They are taking the historic armored vehicles from the Patton Museum to a new museum at Ft Benning, GA. That's the thanks we get for all the hard training we put in at Fort Knox. Sold down the river, again. Pat
I noticed that my father's name was added as a deceased member after being remembered by Thomas Boling, HQ Co. C.O. 1969. My father was James G. Case. He was killed May 2nd, 1969. Does anyone know Thomas Boling? I'd love to communicate with him about my father.
Looking for any members that may have served with my father in 1969. MSGT James G. Case, was killed May 2, 1969.
Love to know anything about him that you remember. I was 9 when he was killed. Thank you for your service, always.
My husband was Robert Skillman and served in 2/34th in vietnam in 66/67. He was in co B, maintenance. If you remember him please contact me at the above email. Please put Company B at the top of the email so I will not consider it junk.
I can only remember a few names of the guys I was there with -- Tuttie, Shotgun, Hop and Sgt Conn. The platoon was refered to as Conn's Assasins. If anyone remembers me drop me a line. My nickname was "DING"
Haven't posted for awhile. Just wanted to wish a Happy New Year to Dreadnaughts everwhere. I served in Mortor Platoon in 1966-67, Training at Fort Irvin. I've heard from several I served with and would like to keep in touch and hear all. Have a great year and I plan on attending the renuion in Nashville.
I hope that all of you will be able to attend the 2011 Dreadnaught Reunion in Nashville ,Tn.I am looking forward to seeing you and meeting veterans that I did not meet at the Carol Stream Reunion in 2009.WE have been blessed to have known some remakable people , who had a profound impact on our lives .Some of them gave their lives and we must keep them in our hearts as we go about our daily activities.
I received an E-mail from Major John Plaster , who was an SOG member and served three tours , and survived many cross - border operations . He authored some books about his experiences and those of the SOG. John Plaster wanted me to pass on his appreciation of your service and how much the people we supported appreciated our being there .
"Where have all the young men gone?" 42 years since our lives were changed for ever. Lost are brothers we trained with, never to be seen again. God bless each one as we continue to try and find peace in God's Grace.