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Witchdoctor - C Co. 3rd Plt. 4th ID 66-67 
South Weymouth, Mass.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 16:47

Some of us had nicknames; mine was as you see above. My name is Rich Jackson, and I was a medic with C Co. 3rd platoon. In that dreadful 9 Days in May battle 1967 C Co. made contact on the 26th. Besides myself, and Rich Mason; who were the other two medics with C Co. that day?? Does anyone remember, and are they still with us...We sure had our hands full that day.
Don Altevers A/3rd/8th,3rd plt/2nd squad 6/69-6/70 
San Diego ca
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Saturday, January 27, 2018 20:05

Just found this site, just recently have been looking back to my tour of duty in VN. Reading my letters to my fiance (now my wife) and to my mom and sister.How much I have forgotten!
John Jenkins B co. 3/8 4th ID 
Hagerstown Maryland
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Saturday, January 27, 2018 17:44

Was in B Co. 3/8 in January 1969 for 2 weeks.We had spider monkey named bit_h.I came to unit with Rudy from the replacement center.I believe I was in 4th platoon 3rd or 4th squad.I remember a Terry.I was last at firebase Blackhawk near Pleiku when I got transferred to 4th Engineer Battalion on a congressional.Anyone out there still around who remembers me send an email.I have pictures from the firebase I left with Doc, our pet monkey and others.
Edward J. Roell 
Bergen County, NJ
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 13:29

I just finished reading "Nine Days In May," and I, now, understand where and why my brother, PFC. Michael C. Roell, died.

So many rememberances...so many details, and yet, no one remembers sending a dozen Antheriums and a three-page letter, with the last two pages, hand-signed, by those who sent the Antheriums and expressed their gratitude for what Michael did by removing a grave threat to the flanks of his newly-joined platoon, by eliminating a machine gun, hoisted, in a tree?

So close to the truth...yet, still so far away...!
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:50

Gerald E McGinnis C co 3/8th 8/67-5/68 
Knoxville,TN 37934
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Saturday, December 16, 2017 09:47

Gerald McGinnis

This is Gerald McGinnis I was in C co 3/8th I served 8/4/67---5/4/68. I’m trying to get a full chain of command during the period of March & April of 1968 during our time at fire-base incoming (FB 14), I have found the list below not sure about ranger? If you could help me I would greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all you do. I would like to know who was 3rd platoon leader for C company 3/8th Lieutenant Craig Phillips was our platoon leader but he had been resigned.

Do you have a contact for
Shears (wounded never returned to unit).
SSgt Carl King
LT. Michael F. Graham (aka Ranger)
Lt. Roger a Dutton acting C company commanded.
Gen Charles Stone Commanding Gen of 4th Inf Division
Wayne Griffith, 21st SOS, NKP, 1972 
Nakhon Phanom RTAB, Thailand
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Sunday, November 26, 2017 00:42

Best wishes to you, one and all. You are the brothers of my brother, Lt Robert Griffith, KIA 3 March '69 near Kontum.
Doc miller. Bco 3/8. 69/70 
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Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:12

I hope and pray this holiday season a blessing for all you brotbrs.remember those days of war as character building.we are better people forthe experience.
Kathryn Heaviside (Cressy) 
New York
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Friday, November 24, 2017 20:37


My name is Kathryn, my father was Lt. George Cressy. He was wounded on Hill 724 with the 4th infantry division. He passed away in July 2012. Just looking to see if anyone has stories and photos of his time in Vietnam.
Thank you
God Bless you all.
Bill Love, B Co, 68-69 
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Thursday, November 23, 2017 13:15

Happy Thanksgiving to all who were in 3/8th, especially B Co, and most of all to those in 2nd platoon. This year the turkey will be carried in, not dropped from a helicopter. The beans will be in a nice dish, not splattered on the ground. And the drinks this Thanksgiving day won't have that slight taste of artillery propellant. However, I wouldn't trade that day in 68 for anything, as I ate with the best friends that one can have.
Thank you.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:00

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 
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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 
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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 
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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.
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