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ALBERT R. PRYOR Email
11/29/11

Unit CO. B 84TH ENG. BN CONST.

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 1966-1967 AN KHE VIET-NAM

City, State or Country that you live in now? WAYMART, PENNSYLVANIA--U.S.A.

Comments:
I AM PROUD TO BE A LIFE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION. EVEN THOUGH IT'S A BIT EARLY, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL TROOPERS--A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPERS AND ALL MILLITARY PERSONNEL AROUND THE WORLD. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE
"OBAMA FREE IN 2012"


ALBERT R. AUDETTE Email
11/29/11

Unit D Company 227th AHB

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Viet Nam 1966-1967

City, State or Country that you live in now? Acushnet, Massachusetts

Comments:
Glad to make it home WIA Nov. 1966.
Welcome home everyone.


Bob Swecker Email
11/29/11

City, State or Country that you live in now? Deceased

Comments:
I am the son of the late Hubert E. Swecker, Sr.,SSG, (Retired DAV). He passed away on June 2, 1996. My Dad served over 23 years in the USA (June 49-August 72) He served in the Korean Conflict and was wounded and also served in Vietnam. He served in the 1st Cavalry Division, 1965-66 at An Khe and all of the Central Highlands and was a member of this esteemed Association. I myself am a retired DAV, having served over 26 years in the USAF (June 72-July 1998). I served in Vietnam (1973) and Korea (1990). As an Army dependent, I was always, and still am impressed when I see the 1st Cav Patch worn on the arm of a soldier. My father always wore his with pride. He was medically retired of Service-Connected Disabilities in 1972 from Ft. Benning, Columbus, GA. and sadly passed away with the same in 1996 in Columbus. He is interned at Ft. Mitchell VA National Cemetery, Seale, AL with many of those with whom, he proudly served. My dear mother also now lies beside him having passed away on December 30, 2009, just two short years ago. After 13 years, they rest eternal together, after having serving their country and seven children so proudly and lovingly. They were best of Patriots and Parents!


Dale Shows Email
11/27/11

Unit C Co 2/5th Cav

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 1965-66 An Khe and all of the Central Highlands

City, State or Country that you live in now? Madisonville, La

Comments:
Any of you troopers that were with C Co 2/5 go to Tall Commanche.com alot of good info on upcoming reunions, and other things. You can also find some of your old buddies.


MARION E WARE, JR. Email
11/27/11

Unit HHC, 1ST BDE. (ABN), SECURITY PLT

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? JUNE 1965 - AUG. 1966 VIET NAM

City, State or Country that you live in now? COLUMBUS, OHIO

Comments:
I HAD ORDERS FOR THE 101ST ABN DIV. THEY WERE DEPLOYING AND MY ORDERS WERE CHANGED. I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 11TH AIR ASSAULT DIV., FT BENNING, GA. SHORTLY AFTER, THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO THE 1ST CAV. DIV. WHILE IN COUNTRY WE MADE 2 PARACHUTE JUMPS AND WERE ATTACHED TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT UNITS. I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION. AND WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A LIFETIME MEMBER. PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH THE 1ST CAV.DIV.


Cliff Baker Email
11/26/11

Unit 27th ordmm co,1st cav div.

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? camp Drake,tokyo Japan 1947 1948 Korea oct 1950 Nov 1951

City, State or Country that you live in now? Germantown Ohio

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone who was with the 27th during these periods.


Ronald S Childs Email
11/26/11

Unit 1st Air Cavalry Division HQ MT 27th Maint BN

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 1968 Phu Bai 45 B 20 45 B 20 E-4

City, State or Country that you live in now? Winter Haven Fl

Comments:
I have a few pictures from last time in Phu Bai I was weapons technician and I was held back at headquarters while all the other technicians were heavy artillery were deployed north and stay close to the differing units I was in charge of getting the parts to those forward units I also handled the parts for small arms, and all the night vision equipment starlight scope and night goggles. The majority of my time in country was spent Phu Bai but I was flown by helicopter the teardrop two different positions when technicians had not arrived to fix feel artillery also shipped a lot of captured weapons back to stateside military museums for the 1st air cav dismantling them in packing them in boxes I remember doing a lot of special work that I'm sure it was not authorized for helicopter pilots on their personal and issued sidearms families would send special handle grips our scopes, I also remember doing some modifications on and 60 machine guns that could be carried by point men in the field if I had it I never said No if a form was issued in signed and it was cleared by the company commander they got their 79 mm grenade launcher. If a weapon could not be fixed all the parts that were still in good shape were stripped and the defective parts were sent back through the Dang air base air base in Japan, I had my share of guard duty night patrol. I remember the days a hit the ammo dump with the incoming rocket and the ammo dump blew up for three days he did more damage than all the other rocket to come in to the camp I still have bad hearing from those explosions. Anybody that remembers me of trying to look for a Steve Parker supposedly he was with the big red one infantry I remember fixing up his weapons I remember he was looking forward to R&R in Hawaii where he was supposed to be meeting his wife I always wondered if he made it Steve was actually living in Spain his father was in the Air Force he was married to a beautiful Spanish girl from Barcelona. At his own business travel agency and was doing great and he received his draft notice and there he was in the middle of Vietnam along with the rest of us. I remember meeting a National Guard unit in Puerto Rico they were assigned a hill always out of the camp along the road to the village I remember getting invited to eat with them and they were having a pig roast with all the traditional Puerto Rican food that had been bought from the village, when units would come back from being out of the field there were always some barbecues and of course beer drinking the idea was to get the Vietnamese beer as the 3/2 was all we could get at the base. I remember a tiger getting shot well somebody was on guard duty, somebody shot a water buffalo and the farmer had to be repaid for his loss. The ones were the enemy combat was killed is much harder to remember. I know we've all been in that place were somehow we've been protected and I have had my shares may be an angel or the hand of God itself, surviving was a hard situation in itself knowing so many of us did make it back in some of these guys were married and had families and I was this young single man of 23. I'm sorry I've carried on too long take care and God bless you all. Ronald Childs
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