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


July 30, 2004

July 2004 Archived Messages

Category: All Messages,Looking For – Ron Yorkovich 2:20 am

Name: Virgil B Brown
Email: vbbrown@verizon.net
Comments: Looking for anyone from the 2nd/505th c/d co. 68-69, have some photos to share.
RVN Unit:  c/d/co. 2nd 505th
RVN Dates  march 68-jan 69
Location Now  Orlando Florida
July 30, 2004 04:02:20 (GMT Time)

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Name: JOHN RANKIN
Email: 
Comments: am responding to mike garrow regarding ortega and conde… never understood why noone went up that river to avenge ortega and several others who were ambushed that day. as i recall he was real short. i was with 3rd platoon d company and was part of the operation the day that conde was killed along a bunker line about march of ’69. several others were kia that afternoon also….have no idea about callahan or murray, but think often of both of them…callahan was mr. gung ho for sure. i can see murray now saying”proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance”!!! several of us in delta company are staying in touch who were in the third and fourth platoon….ron vitale, pete watkins, carl goulas, billy simmons, fred tappen, bruce king, leslie hayes. believe ortega was second platoon. 
RVN Unit:  d company 1/505 3rd platoon
RVN Dates  aug 68 to aug 69
Location Now  shelby nc
July 27, 2004 19:07:25 (GMT Time)

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Name: Ronald K. Green
Email: rkgreen2@bellsouth.net
Comments: I was deployed with the initial unit(s) to Viet Nam in February 1968. I was assigned to Company C, 307th Engineer Batallion. My last days in country was with “C” Company 1/503rd or 1/505th (can’t remember which), in the “Valley” as a demolition team leader. We were surrounded by NVA’s and were finally pulled out by a sortee of helicopters.
RVN Unit:  “C” Company, 307th Engineers
RVN Dates  February 1968 – August 1968 ?
Location Now  Knoxville, TN. (865) 603-1723
July 27, 2004 10:46:48 (GMT Time)

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Name: Richard Gonzales
Email: rchgonz@cox.net
Comments: Searching for anyone who served with me. Also searching for Allen Dionne. My time in this unit was truely a life changing experience and would love to hear from anyone who served with me.
RVN Unit:  B Company 1/505 82nd Abn. Div. 2nd Plt
RVN Dates  July 73 to July 76
Location Now  Topeka, Kansas
July 26, 2004 04:31:26 (GMT Time)

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Name: Mike Garrow
Email: Garrow.maine@adelphia.net
Comments: Thanks so much for this excellent website. I was Artillery Recon Sergeant with D Co 1/505th, and later worked Artillery Laison in the Battalion TOC. Our Company CO was Cpt Callahan, and the Field First was SFC Murray. Has anyone heard from them? SSG Ortega, who was killed during river operations (Jan-Feb 69?)was a good friend, as was SSG Conde. Welcome home to all. Every day we live beyond RVN is a gift from God. Be well and enjoy the gift, and remember our absent friends.
RVN Unit:  D Co 1/505th Inf, 3d Brg, 82nd Abn Div
RVN Dates  Jul 68 – standdown Jan 70
Location Now  Maine
July 16, 2004 15:46:06 (GMT Time)