Word comes from Jayne
Stephenson in Arizona that her husband Bill died Sunday, Dec 10, 2013.
Bill served in C Co 68-69 as supply sergeant and was also the RTO on the
old man's track. He grew up in Hollywood, Cal and worked in the food
industry his adult life. Blessed be his memory.
A poem I wrote when
visiting the Viet Name Memorial with the reunion in 2003. I see my image
reflected upon, The wall and by the grace of God, My name would there be
on. As I gaze, my body trembles so, Tears spring from within my soul,
Recalling a time so long ago. How great the sacrifice gave he, That
dreadnaught soldier of the past, When my brother died for me. - Richard
I am Butch's wife Sherry.
I am doing ancestry and looking for photo's, timelines that I can add to
his. I see that you have him as lost. No longer. We live in Dallas, TX I
have filled this in as best I can. When he gets up I will get more
In the lost veterans
Please know that Robert L. Hamilton was in HHC 67/68 and was from Hazard
County Kentucky. My understanding he died several years ago. Please list
him in your active list of 2/34 Veterans. Knew him from Germany with the
1/68 Armor good friend and soldier. I was with C trp. 3/4 Cav. 67/68 Also
knew Ronald A Allen with C co. 2/34 67/68
I went to levenworth
ks.this morning and attended Don Stocktons memorial service lung cancer
agent orange is what they said.I thanked the chaplain for not takeing God
out of the prayer.Sad day may god take care of him and G od bless the
family. Fear God Dreadnaught.
My father served in the
34th armor in vietnam, his name is listed on the most wanted list as
Nichols L. He served under the name Lester D. Nichols. He passed in 1999
but he would have loved to reconnect with you all. I have letters and
pictures I would like share if you are interested. Please email me.
Got an e-mail from Pat
Hopkins, who stated that DON STOCKTON 69-70 passed away sunday AM from
lung cancer. Visitation Thursday and Friday 17000-2000 hrs Ft Leavenworth
Ka. Post main chapel.. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, at a latter
I really enjoyed the 2013
reunion it was the first for me, I regret not going before, Ill be back,
after meeting Pat and his wife Kathy and Rick, just like home, Helped do a
little cooken, Again big thanks to Pat and Kathy job well done, God Bless
Well Pat you pulled of a
great reunion for a guy living in California! I'm sure Kathy had a hand in
this so flowers to her. The people really thank Veterans at even and
provide discount to them at every business there. There were a great group
there to include wife's. Looking forward to seeing the photo album soon.
Again thanks to Pat and Kathy (and son the cook).
Branson was awesome.I
want to especially thank Pat and his wife for all they have done for us
dreadnaughts since the start of the reunions I salute both of you and
thank you so much for bringing us all together. May god bless you and keep
you safe.Hope to see you all 2015. FEAR GOD DREADNAUGHT.
attended my first reunion
in Branson Mo. 2013! It was great to see my brothers Rick Welch, Jim
Carroll, Pat Forster, and all therest of my brother. see you all at the
next reunion 2015!! had a great time and a thank you to the Welch family
and Uncle Carl. God bless you all!!!
Just got word from
Christa Stolt, Walter's wife that he suffered a stroke on 9/8/13. He is
not doing well. For those of you who served with or know him, Walter is
one of the best. He served as a plt. sgt. w/co.B., 69-70. He is one tough
German, but also a kind & gentle man. You can outreach to him at
email@example.com. I am sorry I missed you all who attended the reunion.
See you all next time around.
I just connected a couple
months ago with former B Co. 2nd Platoon, 2/34th member Terry Wray. We had
many firefights together. Unfortunately Terry had a terrible vehicle
accident in which his wife died. Terry had some serious injuries also but
will be fine. If any of you would like to reach Terry @ firstname.lastname@example.org...Terry
is looking for Roger Kidd also...See you at the reunion
I watched something that
is very interesting.I want my kids and grand kids to have the same
oppturnity that our generation had.Watch muslim brotherhood in america.com
by frank gaffnery.It is definetly a wake up call.WAKE UP AMERICA I hope it
is not too late.
We now have 104
Dreadnaughts signed up for Branson-with family 194. A few stragglers are
coming in. As in the Army-nothing's done until the paperwork is in. Slight
change at reunion, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede dinner show will be at
5:30 pm Sat Oct 5 instead of mid day. See you soon, Pat
REUNION UPDATE:As of
today 8/20/13 we have 67 Dreadnaughts and with family 124 headed to
Branson. If you're sitting on the paperwork-send it in. If you forget in a
week or two you will be late. Time to MOUNT UP! and move out. See you
soon, Pat Forster, president.
We as veterans who went
and fought against communism and too keep our freedom had better wake up
this country is slowly but surely being takeing over by progresives and
radicals and either no one cares or no one is paying attention.Wake Up
America.The President and his followers are destroying this great nation
little by little.We can stop this as veterans we need to get together and
rally or do what ever it takes to take this country back.I worry about my
kids and grandkids future. Does anyone have any ideas?
serve in vietnam Aug.66
to Aug.67 B co. i have had the pleasure of visiting my Buddy's in Phoenix
Az. Arvizu,Elias,Rascon,Hernandez,Figueroa,Vidal,and the rest of the guys
at VFW Post 6310 Tolleson Az.
Ralph: I was on his tank
for a brief time when I got back from the hospital on my 2nd Purple Heart.
It was a 2nd Plt tank with Lopez and Martinez. I spent a lot of time with
him at the Wash DC reunion and learned he was a grunt with Patton's 3rd
Army in WWII. That was enough for him to change his MOS to Armor. He love
tending his garden back in Calif. Gary
Received a message from
the 2nd Bn 34th Armor Association this morning that one of our old
Sergeants (Tank Commander), Sgt. Chris Garcia had passed away. He passed
away on 28 May 2013. If you have any stories or anything that you remember
about the Old Sergeant bring it out. I think he was in the the second
platoon. Am I correct? I don't think he was one of the original cadre at
Ft. Irwin. I believe he joined us later after we were in Vietnam? That's
the way I remember him? Also, when we were putting the metal barracks
together at base camp he was there in charge of building the bunkers. I
took a picture (slide) of him leaning up against a bunker that we were
building next to the metal barracks. Gentlemen, our ranks are thinning.
Last summer we lost Platoon Sgt. Henry Yanez in California. Sergeant Chris
Garcia----REST IN PEACE! Ralph Arvizu Charlie 33
Answering Don Ketels
inquiry of April 17 as of today, 9MAY13, we have 35 Dreadnaughts signed
into the October 3-6, 2013 Branson reunion. This is a good number so far,
we should approach 100 by reunion time. We had 105 at our last reunion in
Nashville in 2011. Fear God, Dread Not!
Just wandering how many
brothers are attending ther re-union. Would like to see you all that I
severed with myself and brother Dale you was kia on 4-1-1970. 1st platoon
till asshole XXXX kicked me out.
''DOC''RICHARDS OF ''B''
CO.2/34TH DIED ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO . HE HAD PTSD AND AGENT ORANGE. AFTER
HIS YEAR WITH ''B'' COMPANY IN 1967 HE SERVED FOR TWO TOURS ON MEDEVACS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF HIM PLEASE SCAN AND E-MAIL THEM TO ME [MARK LEE]
SO THAT I CAN GET THEM TO HIS FAMILY. IT WAS HIS MEDEVAC THAT CAME IN AND
GOT ME WHEN I WAS HIT. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS email@example.com thanks
guys. MARK LEE
I was wondering had a
hard time in getting there all of there benefits that we have coming to us
from being over there in Nam, and any Disabled pay Hope to see you all
this coming October in Branson MO
We as veterans must wake
up and realize that our freedom is being taken away from us little by
little some of us are going to wake up one morning and say how did this
happen.We must unite and stop it before it is too late.I am up for any
ideas.We are the fortuate ones who came home from fighting comunism and
now we have it in our country right NOW. I am not going to sit back and do
nothing.I am open for ideas.Do not use computer think about it. Pat Fear
It is with deep sadness
that I have recieved an e-mail from Bob Trevision that he has been
informed of the passining of Psgt Henry Yanez, 2nd Plt, Co C,
2/34-1966-1967. He had made several reunions and we all enjoyed being in
his company. He was another father figures that got us 20 year olds
through. RIP Psgt Yanez
I have just read on
facebook that David Zucchino’s book “ Thunder Run” the Armored
strike to capture Baghdad by the 1st Bn, 64th Armor, 3rd ID is being made
a movie and to be released this summer. For those of us that remember the
thunder run’s in VN I hope the movie will make this old tanker’s heart
I will be at the Reunion
this fall in Branson MO for some great times and with them there comes sad
ones as well, as we remember of the ones that can attend I hope that may
bump in to some of the men that I served with wile over there, and of
making of many new fiends as well That is if the good Lord is willing and
the creek does rise Peace be with us all
LT Pat Forster, just
received the newsletter and the info regarding the 2013 reunion in
Branson. Do hope to attend and see fellow Dreadnaughts, especially those
who took the Battalion to RVN. I went early as part of the Advance Party
to set up the base camp. Hope to see you in Oct. To you and all
Dreadnaught heroes, have a very happy and healthy 2013. With best regards,
CPT Dick Rawlings
I served with in Vietnam
3rd Plt. Ldr and XO, C
Co, 2/34th Armor
2/34th Tank/PC# was
January 2, 2013 01:39:39
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