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

January 29, 2008

Clifton Summerall Remembers D 1/505

Category: All Messages,Looking For – Ron Yorkovich 11:24 am

I was in Co. D 1/505th too! I was there from June ’69 until Vietnamization in November, when I was sent to the 25th Division.

I remember Raider and how sharp he was – – – the blue towel, the sunglasses. He really had it all together! Do you remember his successor, “Jumper”?

My Platoon Leader was”Thunderball” and my squad leader was Sgt. Daniel Coruthers.

Clifton L. Summerall, Jr.

January 27, 2008

Taps – Airborne Heroes

Category: All Messages,Taps – Ron Yorkovich 9:54 pm

I got a call from CSM (Ret) Michael Lynn on Friday that Jake Privette passed away about 6 months ago.  Lynn was the Bn SGM under Jake in the 2/505.  They both lived in Columbia, SC. Jake was a special person and led the BN 2 times in Vietnam. We are very fortunate to have had such wonderful leaders and I sincerely do miss Col John Jameson. He was  a dear friend.

See you in Dallas – things are heating up.