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

October 27, 2010

It’s About Gratitude

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 2:36 pm

 Have  you ever seen a veteran walking past you and wanted to convey to them your thanks, but weren’t sure how or it felt awkward? 

A gentleman from Seattle created a gesture which could be used and has started a movement to get the word out.

Please everybody take just a moment to watch…. then start shoeing your gratitude!


Contributed byMike Glockler.

October 22, 2010

Looking for 82nd MPs

Category: All Messages,Looking For – Ron Yorkovich 12:00 am

Was with the 82 MPs in Phu Loi,Vietnam. I have a company picture and several other pics.  Would love to hear from anyone who knew me or was in the company in 1969.  Have been trying to make contact for years. I have some names and states, but can’t get any farther. If anyone is out there, and is interested, please let me know. Thanks

Bill (William L. Ashby)

October 14, 2010

Veterans Appreciation From Applebees

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 3:54 pm

We know it’s a bit early but we’d like to give you an early heads up and ask for your assistance in spreading the word about some very good news: and the news is this: Applebee’s would like to say THANK YOU!

This upcoming Veterans Day (Thursday, November 11, 2010), Applebee’s will thank our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free meal.

On this national day of respect and remembrance, Applebee’s is honored to salute veterans and active military for their service to our country.

As you may recall, Applebee’s initiated this program nationwide for the first time last year. As a result, we provided over a million free meals to members of the military.

Veterans Day turned into a military reunion at Applebee’s in neighborhoods across the country.

Veterans and active duty military from across generations enjoyed great food as they shared stories from their time serving our country.

This year, Applebee’s in offering a new Veterans Day menu, which includes some of its signature and favorite items.

So that as many veterans and military personnel as possible are aware of this open invitation, please share the news across your various communication channels.

Here are the details:

  • All U.S. veterans and active duty personnel with proof of current or former military service will eat free at all Applebee’s in their respective neighborhoods on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010.
  • Proof of service includes the following: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

October 12, 2010

Looking to Reconnect

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 5:25 pm

I was in 1st platoon A 2/508 with CPT Hayman until May 1968. I left Viet Nam from LZ Birmingham. I would love to hear from some of the men who were in my platoon. It’s been so long ago but seems just like yesterday.

Ed Dykes
120 16th Street NW
Canton, OH 44703

Welcome home SGT Dykes! Be sure to join the Chapter and come to the reunions! Click here for more info and to join.

October 11, 2010

A Sound You’ll Never Forget

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 8:36 pm

God’s Own Lunatics

Words by Joe Galloway

Speakers on and click . . .


“I looked over and saw Joe Galloway sitting with his back against a small tree, camera in his lap, rifle across his knees. I knew why I was there. I’m a professional military man and it’s my job. But what the hell was HE doing there? Turned out he was doing his job too.”
-Lt. Gen. (ret.) Hal Moore-

Read more about Joe here.

Thanks to Jim Littig for the contribution.

October 7, 2010

Before They Go

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 8:47 pm

Speakers on.

The comments below hit the nail on the head and the video drives it home.  I was stunned to learn that over two-thirds of Vietnam vets have already passed.

Many Nam Vets lack the proper words to explain . . . Nam Vets take pride in our service to the Nation . .  I would do it all over again. . . .  I am a Vietnam Veteran!


Thomas Fairfull

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

October 5, 2010

50,000 Names Carved on the Wall

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 8:45 pm

Get your tissues. Turn on your speakers. Click the link.


In 1997, Jamie O’Hara composed and recorded “50,000 Names Carved on the Wall.” George Jones added the song to his 2001 album “Stone Cold Country”.

No one can hear the words of this song without sensing the great loss of the soldiers, and the pain their families endure to this day. Always remember our veterans.

Thanks to “Dee” (http://deewebs.homestead.com) for this patriotic tribute!

Thanks to John Therrien for the contribution.