Hello, after receiving a phone call from a former vietnam vet/buddy I decided to attempt to locate more of us.
I am looking for those stationed in the 54th 1966-1967 time frame who would remember any of us.
I am having a hard time with names and would like help filling in the blanks.
I do remember a few names because we all lived in a trailer part outside Ft Bragg prior to shipping out to Nam.
James Keirn – KIA (Communications)
Elbert Horricks – Ramsey, WV (communications then currier)
Talmadge Jones – NC (Communications)
?? Killed Aug/Sep 1967 hit a mine in the road
My Bio: Born in Sunbeam WV 1937. Went to Vietnam Sept 1966 with 54th artillary HQ (Hammer firebase) Xuan Loc. Oct-Nov collapsed lung, medivacted to Japan. Returned to Vietnam Feb 1967 back to same unit. MOS 63C Maitenance. Left vietnam Oct 1967.
Stationed at Ft Bragg prior to Vietnam and Ft Lewis after Vietnam.
Any help filling in the blanks would be great.
firstname.lastname@example.org or gfrye@GTE.NET
George E. Frye
1101 E McNeill Street
Lillington, NC 27546
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SUGGESTION: Try the military.com "Buddy Finder" pages. Using that system, I found a guy I served with 34 years before. Good luck!
Tried that first. They were there but no information except names/dates of service.
Also I do not remember names that well. I seldem talk about those days but when I do memories come back. I was hoping for more people to trigger my memories.
I served in the 54 arty group from January 1966 until August 1967. I remember many of the men that served with us.
If you are still interested let me know.
I was stationed at Xuan Loc with hhb 54th arty gp. from aug.67 to may of 68. I was Hammer 28 when I left. radio section chief. I would have been coming in when you were leaving. The guy I replaced had gone with another guy to Blackhorse to say goodbye. They were making the ration run and hit a road mine and killed them both. The other guy was a lifer who's wife was dying and leaving four kids, he didn't make it home. Would like to hear from some bros.
My name is Ron LaFontaine, I also was stationed in Xuan Loc with the 54th arty grp., I was in commo, one of the switchboard operators. I also served with Sgt Frye during 66-67.. We also had a battery mascot He was called Hammer 6 alpha.He slept in my hootch under my bunk. I recall quite a few of the men who served with us
Hi Ron. my name is James (Tom) Cardwell. I also worked the switchboard in the commo shack and was the courier between Oct 1966 till my ETS in July 1967. I have a hard time remembering names, but we must have worked together during that time. I also remember our mascot Hammer (a german shepard), In fact I have a picture of Hammer and me with him sitting on top of the sand bags that guarded the entrance to the commo shack...Brings back one of only a few good memories at that time..Feel free to contact me, and I will try to figure a way to post the pic... email@example.comThis message has been edited. Last edited by: flight19667,
I tried to send the roster but I must have the email wrong. Drop me an email and I will send it to you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
George E Frye
1101 E McNeill Street
Lillington, NC 27546
I was in Xuan Loc, 54th Artillery Group. Left in 09/1967. Mascot dog was named Hammer. I ran across this web site and just thought I would give a hollar to anyone that may remember me.
Dan Owens (Larry Dan Owens.)
I was in 54th Arty Gp from 01.66 to 08.67. Loved the cruise on the USS Buckner. Some of the guys from then are Andy Lewis, Alan Seouka, Bob Chandler, Willie Harris, John "Chopper" Cole, Ron DeRose, George Stalker, Travis Bowie, Sgt Brown, Sgt Leonard, Sgt George Mott, Sgt Higgins, Capt Kent, Major May, Capt Connor, 1st Sgt Furr, Sgt Maj Humphey, Capt Otto Klein (Doc), Michael Wilk, Ed Hanlon,and Col Charles Mizzel.
Many memories...some good some not so good
Would like to hear from any of the 54th Group guys. email me at ****** I was the Chaplins Assistant from Feb/67 to May of 68. I have posted my Vietnam pictures on Flicker if anyone wants to see them. Let me know and I will send a link.
I am also curious to find out what kind of health problems others are incurring from their time in country. Seems like a lot of us are having problems. Dave DeMilner
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