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ROBERT MONTANA 
KILMICHAEL, MISSISSIPPI
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:00

WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL THE GUYS WHO MADE IT INTO LZ.PHILLIPS IN CAMBOIDA ON MAY 6TH,1970
Robert Montana 
Kilmichael, Mississippi
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 09:39

Dave Mehringer and I went to see Bobby Keller this past week. I was with Bobby when he was wounded. Didn't know what happened to him after he lifted out. BUT HE IS IN GOOD HEALTH
John Keatts- B/3/8 4th ID 10/66- 6/67 
Las Vegas, NV
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Sunday, November 12, 2017 19:05

Just wondering if anyone in Our Battalion came home lust to find out that they had
sickness from Agent Purple. I found out that I have Pulmonary Fibrosis and it has caused me to lose weight. I look much like
the Jews who were put to death in the Hitler Death Camps
Grover Jackson D co/ 1968 
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 01:44

I haven't been to the Guestbook lately. I sure have enjoyed reading the post here tonight.
JOE TRAVNIK Bco 68-69 
MENTOR, OHIO
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 20:26

if the daughter of john forsee is reading this I might of been with your dad at camp enarie in late 69 please e mail me
Maynard E. Melhorn D Co., 3rd/8th 1967 
Macon, Illinois
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Sunday, September 24, 2017 15:34

I, Mary Lee, am writing for my husband: "Gene" (Maynard) Melhorn. I'm so glad Steve Edmunds reminded me of this website. We are trying to determine who so gallantly served with Gene in Vietnam.
He was wounded by a rocket round on 11-8 1967 (on Hill 843) in Dak To. We would like to know if any of his comrades were KIA, as he will be going on an Honor Flight and would like to recognize them. Thanks to ALL who served.
John Victor Forsee 3d B, 8th/4th '69-'70 
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 13:38

I'm the daughter of John Forsee, who passed away in 2010. I'm trying to find out if my father really was a tunnel rat in the war. The first time I'd heard of this was at his funeral while reading his obituary. He never talked about his experience in the war with me, but that's no big surprise.

He was a little guy, about 5'6", so it's plausible. On the other hand, his papers say he was a speed typist. My aunt thinks he was a clerk, "some sort of journalist," because he wanted to be away from the action. I know that he was drafted right after he graduated college and based on the letters he saved, one from a lieutenant who gave him detailed advice, it sounds to me like my father wasn't interested in being a hero, just staying alive. So I find it hard to believe he'd volunteer to do something so dangerous, but who knows.

I don't know what happened to him while he was there, but in the last few years of his life he was evaluated for PTSD and they determined he qualified for 100% disability. He had a flashback once while I was learning to drive. I'm pretty sure he saw action. I once asked him if he ever killed anyone and he said he had, then changed the subject. And he wasn't the sort of person to shy away from hard topics, so I let it drop.

I vaguely remember him telling me a story about someone he called "Speedy McGee"...he said the guy was always working on the next Great American Novel and when he would come in asking everyone to read what he'd written, he'd have typewriter ink smeared on his face.

I also remember some story he'd told me about someone doing a night watch and going crazy, shooting up the place. Some guys had to wrestle the gun out the guy's hands.

I have photos that he took during his time in Vietnam, but none of the people in them are identified. Most of these are pictures of dogs (he loved dogs) and women on motor scooters, and women he'd presumably just slept with. But there are some in which he's drinking beer with his friends.

I'd love to find out more about my father, so if you know anything, please send me an email.
Steve Pannell B Co. 3/8th 
Euless, Tx
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 14:39

Missed it this year guys. I was stuck here looking after some animals while the owner was deployed to South Texas with the State Guard to help with Hurricane Harvey victims. Maybe next time.
Charles turnbaugh 4th 1st brigade 3/8 COMPANY D 
Vermont
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Friday, August 18, 2017 06:44

Please note I am the son of Charles turnbaugh and this is a personal project for me and my family trying to find out as much history as I can about my father his service and the men he served with. Especially On hill 947 and the weeks and months leading up to this battle. It is important For me to do this while he is still alive, So I can sort out the facts and leave my children with a accurate piece of history I want to thank you all for your service and to those that have made contact with me thank you so much for your time, it's been much appreciated.
Charles turnbaugh 4th 1st brigade 3/8 COMPANY D 
Vermont
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Thursday, August 17, 2017 20:20

Let's not really forget what Delta first brigade 3/8 4th division was really doing up there. I would like to talk to anyone that went on SRP or LRRps for the 4th division during the years of 1968 69. I feel this is very important part of history that Will not be forgotten.
John Jenkins 
Hagerstown,Maryland
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Monday, August 7, 2017 21:18

.Looking for contacts if any.Sincerely John
Robert Montana C 1st plt. 3/8 4th 11/69-10/70 
vietnam
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:11

would like to hear from anyone from our unit.
Robert Montana 
Kilmichael,Ms.
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Monday, July 31, 2017 21:30

Glad to hear from Dave Mehringer and Larry Harrah how time slips away. 3/8 4th Inf Division Company C. Arrived in country Nov.27,1969 left Oct.23,1970. I carried a m/60 machine gun my entire tour. Was in Cambodia May 1970. Would like to hear from Rex Gaston,Ralph Presley, and Ray Root.
relative of C/3/8/4 kia... 
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Sunday, July 23, 2017 00:47

...just a note of remembrance.... 50years ago this hour the The Battle of Three Trees "Plei Ya Bo" occurred -- companies B & C of 3/8/4th Infantry fought tenaciously and many died...i wonder if any of those brave men are still with us...thank you for serving....
Richard "Witchdoctor" Jackson C Co. 3/8  
So. Weymouth, Mass.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017 16:55

Gentlemen, I was the medic with the 3rd platoon with C Co. during the "Nine Days of May" battle on the 26th. I would like to praise the men on the line that day, because it was a fierce & gruesome fight. There is no other unit on the planet that I would want to be with that day. The NVA could not break thru our line that day, even after 6 ground attacks. Elements of B Co. finally got thru to us, and I thank those guys also. I treated nearly 8 guys that day, and would like to hear from anyone who knows they were treated by the "Witchdoctor". I would really like to know that your doing well, and that maybe I helped to ease some of the pain that dreadful day.
Ed Gehring, B Co. 3/8, Boat person 
Coopersburg
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Friday, July 21, 2017 10:33

Brothers, FYI, anyone interested, Mr. Warren Wilkins, the author of the book Entitled "THE NINE DAYS IN MAY", Told me, He will be trying his hardest to attend our reunion In September. So, there is a great chance to have your copy autographed By Him! This book, can be purchased on amazon.Com . Again, The decision, is your own!
Michael Boxer D/3/8 Oct68-Oct69 
Monroe TWP NJ 08831-1976
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Friday, July 7, 2017 07:47

WoW it seems like 100 years since I posted here, time sure flies by.
Just wanted to say hello to all my ivy brothers and wish them well.
Ed Goehring, B company 3/8 9/66 ~ 9/67( Boat Guy) 
Coopersburg, Pa.
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Monday, June 12, 2017 21:54

Attention, It has been decided after much thought, that we Dragoons will again this year offer The IVY DRAGOONS Scholarship. The reason for such a late announcement, is the fact, that we have lost most of our funding, and this issue will be decussed at the Reunion Business meeting. so any Ivy-dragoon , Dues paying member, with family in College, or Tech school, can apply. I must have the application in my hand by August 15 2017. also, Please remember to apply to the national fourth Infantry Division Assn, for scholarship. They have much deeper pockets, than we do. also as a reminder, most of the service organisations also offer scholarships.
3/8 Co. d Sgt. April,May 1969 
East Jordan,Mich
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Sunday, June 11, 2017 08:59

Hi, I am looking for another Sgt. I served with during the two months I was w/Co D. I,went on to the LRRP'S HHC. 1Bdg.. I,can't remember his name,I am drawing a blank. I,seen him when you all were on stand down on a landing zone.
Anyone please help me locate him. I,have Phots of me with him.
Mehringer Dave C co. 3rd of the 8th 4-69to 5-70 
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 19:03

Had re unions with Doug Foster and now Larry Harrah and really enjoyed. We are looking for fellow vets that served in our C co 1st platoon with Foster as our plt. would be nice to hear from since it getting to be nearly 50 yrs that we served together.
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