82nd Airborne Division (Vietnam) Golden Brigade – Vietnam 1968 – 1969


September 30, 2002

September 2002 Archived Messages

Category: All Messages,Looking For – Ron Yorkovich 1:14 am

Name: Bruce Collett
Email: bruce.s.collett@gm.com
Comments: Deployed with in 3rd Bde from Ft Bragg and did 22 months with the 82nd in Vietnam. I served in SSG Malcom Budd team in the 3Bde LRRP in 1968. Would like to hear from anyone that served in the LRRPs. Also looking for folks that I served with in B 1/17 Cav , 1st and 3rd platoons in 1969. Call 239-573-6877
RVN Unit: LRRP in 68 and B Troop 1/17 Cav in 69
RVN Dates: Feb 68 to Nov 69
Location Now: Ft Myers FL. 
September 28, 2002 20:05:50 (GMT Time)

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Name: Darrel Ormes
Email:DarrelOrmes@netscape.net
Comments: 3rd Bde, 35th Reunion, Charleston, W.V. 13th thru 16th Aug 2003, Call 304-345-6500 for reservations. Rate is $93.74 that includes tax. Don’t wait. Looking for friends. Join the Golden Bde Chapter. They have a roster of over 700 names you can buy as a member. Email GBC82abnvn@aol.com for information on both
RVN Unit: B, Company, 2/505in, 3rd Bde
RVN Dates: Jul 68/Jun 69
Location Now: Jesup, Ga
September 27, 2002 21:51:40 (GMT Time)

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Name: Vernon Smith
Email: smithrdrst@aol.net
Comments: I served with the 1/508 B Co 4th Plt in 1968. John Wisner, Clyde Coe, Doc Squires are a few of the guys in my Plt. It would be great to hear from any one that remembers me or these guys.
RVN Unit: 82nd ABN 3rd Bde, 1/508, B Co
RVN Dates: 1968
Location Now: Warner Robins, GA
September 27, 2002 12:55:34 (GMT Time)

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Name: john rankin
Email: john111846@yahoo.com
Comments: hello out there. any groundpounders from delta company 1/505 out there? i believe i was in 3rd platoon with sgts. conde and billy smith etc. just got onto this and found phubai ron and really nice to communicate with him…came in country in august 68 up north and then down south soon thereafter. let me know if you were in d company.
RVN Unit: delta company 1/505
RVN Dates: aug 68 to aug 69
Location Now: shelby north carolina
September 25, 2002 19:09:24 (GMT Time)

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Name: Tyrone Nunnely
Email: nunnelytx@state.gov
Comments: Hi Folks, I was the rigger on the original group of trooper selected to become Sky Divers at Ft. Bragg! We were trained by a Frenchman named Jacques Andre Estell (pardon the spelling). We were commanded I believe by Capt., Swartz. The year was 1957 – 58. I initially was in the parachute maintenance company (whole name slips by me) and I asked out of that outfit because there was no rank available for me. I then went to Company E, Second Airborne Battle Group of the 503rd Infantry Regiment. A sad note from my rigger days, my squad leader (from my hometown of Philly) Sgt. Milo Stibbens died in the Viet Nam in the early 60’s and he is on the wall across the street from our main building in DC. I let the Army in December 1958 after three years because they cut me off orders to Augsburg, Germany. If I could have made that assignment, I believe I would have done 20. That crushed my 20 year old heart and I left. I truly loved the airborne experience, that is no joke. I was 65 on Fri
September 16, 2002 13:53:59 (GMT Time)

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Name: Randy Howard SGT. 1st/508th ABN/LRRP
Email: 11b4prh@attbi.com
Comments: Life Member of the Golden Brigade. 82nd AIRBORNE. Charley Co. 1st 508th, 1st Platoon any one remember? It was my 2nd time in Nam ( home less than 6 months from first time )was Sgt. E-5 Squad leader.1st plt. 1st squad. was wounded through right hand in battle outside Hue. Guarding Bridge ( 5 Purple Hearts ) Would like to hear from anyone, To Say HI!
RVN Unit: 1st/508th Red Devils ABN/LRRP
RVN Dates: Feb. 16th,68 to Apr. 68
Location Now: Spokane, Washington
September 12, 2002 16:31:29 (GMT Time)

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Name: RON VITALE
Email: PHU BAIRON@AOL.COM
Comments: So Glad I Found Your Page.I Ofen Wonder How My Buddies I Served With In Co D 1/505 Are Doing .It’s Been A Long Time Since Then My Brothers.I Hope All Is Well.If Any Of You Guys Are Out There I Sure Would Love To Hear From You.Before I Sign Off I Would Like To Say I dont Think I Could Of Ever Made With Out Ya’s.You Were The Best And I’ll Never Forget You.
RVN Unit: CoA/D1/505TH.
RVN Dates: May28th68 May28th69
Location Now: Egg Harbor Twp N J
September 10, 2002 01:29:15 (GMT Time)

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Name: SFC Robert “Bob” Patterson
Email: LeDawg6@msn.com
Comments: Life Member of the 82d Abn Assoc. and the “Golden Brigade” Chapter. HHC (Recon), 2/505th Feb68-July68. Also, two tours with the 1st Cav (C/2/7th,1965-66 and Echo Recon, 1/12th Cav, 1971-72). Would be interested in hearing from anyone from the old outfits.
RVN Unit: HHC Recon 2/505th 1966-68
RVN Dates: 1965-66, 1968, 1971-72
Location Now: Salem, Oregon
September 5, 2002 07:31:19 (GMT Time)