Lt David Thomas FO A/3/21 69-70 R David Thomas selmer, tn USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at (EST) trying to locate guys that knew my brother pfc pete maes. CAMPBELL SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at (EST) HELLO T0 ALL I SERVED IN TASK FORCE GIMLET CO. Hope you all have a better Thanksgiving than the one we had in 68. Recon E 3/21 Skip Mcloud, ok USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at (EST) There was an article that came out in either the VFW mag. in August of 1992 and it was about the 20th anniversary when Task Force Gimlet stood down in Nam. None of the family has ever heard from anyone who served with him from Nov 67 to Aug 68. Some guys may have still been on the ground later in August, but the 196th no longer existed as a unit. As for as some names I remember: Some are last or first names only. Anyone on Center before or about that time, please reply................ Kevin Gibson chicago, USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at (EST) Looking for my uncle Marty Joyce. I don't have the soldiers first name but his last name is White, Pvt. A.01-10 68 -Co A 21st 3d Battlion Inf.196th Lt Inf Bde. Helped work on the radio antenna during a typhoon on top of the aid station while it was pouring rain. May God grant you peace for the Hell you have lived. I served with the 5th & the 11th SF from 1984 to 1991. Trying to track down Randy Wright 2nd platoon leader. Ron ZImmer Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at (EDT) Trying to find out if Steve Tanner, Tiffin, OH has an e-mail address. Lz Baldy, Hawk Hill, LZ Center, Chulai.the beach down from the combat center. Anybody with any information about Tom, please contact me. Mostly I worked off of LZ Center and we did work from LZ East. USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at (EST) I am looking for the Doc for 3/21, Co. He was with us when we were overran on April 13th 1968 in Quang Tin. The last time I saw him was in Okinawa, when he was going on r&r to, I think, Hawaii. Paulett Johnson Kailua, HI USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at (EST) JUST, WONT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL FRIENDS AND BROTHERS IN COB 3/21 196th. ALSO A SPEICAL HELLO TO TOBY, SISCO AND MIKE Mc LEONARD SHIELDS WINCHESTER, KY USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at (EST) Would like some information on my uncle Glennon Marcussen. of Chamblee, GA served as a Staff Sergeant in the U. Army in the 196 Light Infantry Brigade and was killed December 7, 1969, the day after his 26th birthday. I was only four years old when he died and truly never knew him.There was a picture in the article which I was in but over the years I lost my copy. I was out of action for appx.7 mos & returned to fly as paramedic w/Chu Lai Dust-Off for 2 yrs. Valdosta, MN USA - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at (EDT) Regarding: BILL "MOOSE MORSE" After 36 yrs I began a search to find info re my Brother Bill "Moose" Morse killed 5/2/68 at Nhi Ha. So please if there is anyone out there who remembers please e-mail me Thank you Pat Davis patrick davis valparaiso, indiana USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at (EDT) I served in Charley 3/21 of the 196th during 1967. Section ID=110&an Clip=134148 It is a video type file so it is best if a dsl comnnection is used. Just Another Gimlet USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at (EDT) I had a brother Martin J. Dave Morris Essex, CT USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at (EDT) Gordon: the 196th per se stood down around July of 72. Served with the 3/21 in 68 with Delta (BLACK DEATH). don't know if you remeber me, i walked point (although it was more like run) until i dropped. He was with the 3rd and 21st alpha 196 Light Infantry Brigade. ptl sgt was "Woody", remember larry fetchik, dale schluckbeir and terry fultz." James- I tried to send you an email but it kicked back? ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2 Jack Krohn Houston, Republic of Texas - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at (EST) Looking for anyone who served with Robert D. Would like to know what happened the day before and the day of his death. Just started receiving benefits from VA, as I have not taken advantage of until now. Chuck Ripp hamilton, oh USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at (EDT) A message to all you troops from A Co., 3/21st, 196th LIB serving with the unit from '67-'68. Joe ( Hughes) Palmberg Joe (Hughes) Palmberg sunrise beach, tx USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at (EST Joe (Hughes) Palmberg Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at (EDT) "CHARLIE TIGERS" C co 3/21 1971. Have located Ken Rice and Dan Ross, both platoon leaders. Stole a pontoon boat from the navy for those lazy sunday afternoons.... I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for saving my life and would like to say "Thank you." Douglas R. Just before I DEROSED there was a patch made honoring the "Bushmasters". As my son reached four years old earlier this year, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my father.Watch high definition videos of Fredericksburg web cameras where you can stream the hottest girls that are online.Search for live webcams from Virginia Cam including Fredericksburg and nearby cities, Falmouth (1 miles), Passapatanzy (7 miles), Stafford (8 miles), Spotsylvania Courthouse (10 miles), Aquia Harbour (11 miles), King George (15 miles), Quantico Station (16 miles), Triangle (18 miles), Bowling Green (18 miles), Dumfries (19 miles), Dahlgren (22 miles), Montclair (22 miles), Independent Hill (23 miles), Dale City (24 miles), Bealeton (25 miles), Indian Head (26 miles), Potomac Heights (27 miles), Woodbridge (27 miles), Colonial Beach (27 miles), Lake Ridge (27 miles), Nokesville (28 miles), Captains Cove (27 miles), Buckhall (29 miles), Lorton (30 miles), Potomac Mills (29 miles), Bryans Road (30 miles), Manassas (30 miles), La Plata (30 miles), Culpeper (31 miles), Linton Hall (32 miles), Bennsville (32 miles), Manassas Park (33 miles), West Gate (33 miles).dated August of 1992 which had the story of the 20th anniversary when Task Force Gimlet stood down. and not real sure how much time I have left on this free land of ours-Thanks--Jim Jim Bishop shooting star casino-hotel event center, MN USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at (EST) Hey Bill Doyle, from D Co. I hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. So please if there is anyone out there who remembers please e-mail me Thank you Pat Davis patrick davis SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Friday, July 30, 2004 at (EDT) I NEED HELP PLEASE! If anyone knows how I can obtain these records PLEASE drop me an e-mail. Alfred Houston laurinburg, nc USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at (EDT) I was just going over the message board and realized that us guys in the 3/21st were the best. I remember Alvalrez, Bird from Utah and a red leg LT with red hair and glasses. raymond cornelia bullhead city, az USA - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at (EDT) hello i was in hhc 3/21 196 lib 68-69...i spent the majority of the time with 3-5 other guys on LZ ross prior to ross i drove from chu lai to the dmz and then back..i am trying to put in a claim for ptsd however since i was not taking notes of when and where i was and can not verify the crap i and all of us went through and did not have a 11b mos va has denied my claim ..i am resubmitting it however ..i need so help with facts ...i remembre as we convoyed up to the d some where are where we hlp the ist cav..i was in a stream helping bodybag 8 gi that were brough tover in an apc...was proip to the d around may...i spent my time during the dmz situation loading up the my truck with ammo and getting on mike 8 boats and came up to base camp at the dmz... welcome home brothers jim "Doc" Crooks covington, pa USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at (EST) I was part of the original reactivation of the 196th. Myers, FL USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at (EST) I was in Alpha Co. And as its another new year I hope to find some of my old friends in cyber space. Mark Mark Robinson (Rob) Plainwell, MI USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at (EST) Something seems wrong guys. i am going to Vietnam in March and plan to visit the site where he died, if possible. The only information he has given me is that his Captain's name was Captain Jones, Charlie Company C 3/21 196LIB 70-71. Thank you RMills Covington, Ga USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at (EST) HHC 3/21 196th.1969-1970, Chu Lai,lz center,baldy,nickname o.d. I sent it to LZ center where I was made generator operator. owen dwight noblitt USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at (EST) A close friend, Jim Bishop, was a member of Task Force Gimlet in 1972. PHIL(UMP) UNBEHAGEN PINE BUSH, NY USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at (EST) I was a medic with B co. I was there when Larry Flurry from Alabama killed the big lizard by the river. I read the book After the Stom by Paul Drew He was in3/21 the sametime He name off some of the guy But it didn't ring a bell at all. Dave Frierson Fayetteville, Ga USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at (EST) November 23, 2003 I am (Spec.4) Carleton L. Hunt, H&MS-16, MAG-16, 1st MAW, Marble Mountain, Oct. My mom never talked about it and remarried very soon after to another fine solders who is my step dad now I guess. Ron Mitchell USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at (EST) I was attached to HHC 3/21 from HHB Americal Div Arty and manned the Gimlet OP on LZ Center from May 68 to Feb 69, Call sign Badman Victor (Bad Vic). In light of the US invasion of Iraq, we have spent many hours in discussion and I have learned a lot about what war is like and what he experienced in Nam. STubs Donald ( STUBS ) Martin Seffner, FLA USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at (EST) My name is Dale Flickinger I was in C company 3rd platoon 3/ 67 Icarried the radio for Sgt Curtis seen where John Jauch was also in the 3rd. Was assigned with a mortar crew to a small villiage "NUI LAC SAN" from 6/68 to 12/68. MIKE CAMPBELL Buffalo, NY USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at (EST) C Co.
GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR 3/21 3/21 Reactivation News I would like to wish all 196's a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. John (Jack) Quinn Clermont, FL USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at (EST) To my fellow Gimlets: I just received the following message from the Commander 3/21, 1st BDE (SBCT), 25th ID (L) in Iraq: Ron - By the grace of God and some plain luck, we moved B Co, the Mortars and most of HHC to another FOB the week prior and only had 1 x WIA.I base this on my personal experience backed-up by civilian Medical Specialists. I have been given a gift this year, hearing from some of you who served with him. You have suffered the loss of your friends and comrades. The second reason I'm posting a message is to get some information about my uncle. Stivers (Bob) and he was in Vietnam from May 69- June 70. I found a letter he sent home telling about how we help a Medic tack sharp out off his back side at the same time he took shrap out of the Medics leg. Joe kalamazoo, mi USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at (EST) Correction to February 23rd entry.I do take narcotic pain meds (the bare minium necessary) and Librium (PRN) for muscle spasms & sleep. Carl Hudson walhalla, sc USA - Saturday, July 03, 2004 at (EDT) I enjoyed looking over Jack's jpeg of the company patches, etc., of the 3/21 "Gimlets". Thank you for serving your country with honor, and I hope that you all find peace in your souls. His DD214 reads 196th TFBDE-3rd Battalion- 21st Company. MIKE CAMPBELL SUN PRAIRIE, WI USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at (EDT) On July 7, 1972 - I lost 4 good men to "Friendly Fire". If anyone has anything they thing might be helpful please email me. Bert Selness served with both Delta and Echo Companies, 3/21 Infantry.I remember "old-Timers" talking about how they could tell a weather change was coming by how their bodies felt; I now know what they are talking about as I'm sure many of you do. I was wondering if there was something similar for the 1/46th out there? Mike USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at (EDT) I served with B 3rd Platton for the fall of 1971 after the standown of the 11th LIB. Linda Linda C Robinson olympia, WA USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at (EDT) Served from Sept 71 to Sept 72. Dennis Mc Guire Seattle, Wa USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at (EDT) I'm looking for information on any pictures of my father in law or any other information. Hey Montana, Danny, Stretch, Gene, john Wayne, Dyson, any of You guys there give me a shout! Topp Gatewood (R) USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at (EST) I served with Co. I left the field as a rep on Baldy chopper pad in the month of April 1969. I do remember the big guy Lurch who captured the young NVA soldier who was asleep with his ak47, brand new, with only 4 or 5 rounds in the clip. He never spoke about any of his experiences but since he passed away I have been trying to gain some insight into his past. Wright, TSgt, USAFR Aaron Wright Mc Connell AFB, KS USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at (EST) I'm still trying to find someone that might know me from VN. Was really a shame , if you know the whole story as we all do. I was getting to much spam at work after giving out my email address on this site so pleae make note of the new email address. We cannot Allow what happened to us to happen to the NEW " Grunts " I have'nt forgotten been remembering going 24/7 for 32 years I hope that I am the only one doing the hep-C thing but I don't think so. Im looking for a nam budd cant remember his name, big tall Kenyuckian, nick name "big red" he had to be medivaced out with a infected legg (Jan.71) to the 91st evac. George Diaz and Dallas Linscheid served with Bert in Echo Company, 3/21. GOAD newburgh, ny USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at (EST) D 3/21 Recon - original member-from Ft."out here" Doc Brassfield Dave Brassfield Oshkosh, Neb. One of them is a C company 3/21st charlie tiger patch. Dave "Animal" Bushmasters Grunt David Gorsuch Kennewick, Wa USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at (EDT) My dad Dwight E. I am now in college and I am writing an argumentive paper on wether we should have been invovled or not in Vietnam. Don Cuppett Bronx, NY USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at (EDT) For all of you that were in 3/21"Gimlets" I put together a single jpeg image that has all 5 company patches, the battalion's insignia, the 196th's patch & insignia &the Americal patch & insignia - copy&paste this link in your browser and then you can copy and save the jpeg - Krohn Co. I recall coming to Da Nang with Jim-Jim a Viet kid who my old platoon asked me to look after. I heard that Jim-Jim may have been killed by VC in Da Nang. wayne wilson ocala, fl USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at (EDT) As we approach 7 July agin - I an reminded that it has been 32 years (7 July 1972) since I lost 4 men to "Friendly fire". SGT Brock, SGT Duff, SP4 Fernandez and SP4 Townes - I remember them every day. Jesse Johnson La Grange, ME USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at (EDT) Was with 196th from its inception at Ft. With 198th recon then with 196th in Chu Lai and finally with Task Force Gimlet 3/21 till stand down. His name is SHAWN TYLER JOHNSON,his last duty assignment and major command was HHC3d Bn21st Inf196th Inf Be USARPAC. "Animal" David Gorsuch Kennewick, Wa USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at (EST) Served with Delta "Black Death" Kelso Plt. A 3/21 196th between July 23, 1968 to July 23, 1969. If you remember me and served with my Company or platoon, write to my email address. After this VC and VC female hit claymoore mine near the same logger site. If anyone knew him or might give me some other avenues to try I would be grateful. I was their from 3/67 to 3/68 in Aco 3/21 I came into the unit the day the co,came in from the cambodia border. USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at (EDT) i served in d321 oct 67 - dec 67 then was transferred to brigade hq as the casuality reporter. John USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at (EDT) JESSE; THERES STILL A FEW OF US FROM 72 HERE AND REMEMBER! I have received a little information but please anyone that might even think they know something please contact me. I do not know the platoon but have found out that he was the radar team leader for E company. He was awarded the Bronze star posthumously for Heroism under fire. We need a study of how many ""GRUNTS"" have Hep-C compared to the "FUCKEN RAMP's of the world. We need a study of health affects of a"GRUNT" compared to a "RAMP" (Rear area Military Prick and or personell. Bert Selness Scottsboro, AL USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at (EST) My father served with B Company 3/21 from 66to67. USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at (EST) I'm trying to track down Jim Brewer & David Malpass from 1st Plt. ACCOUNT=7495&KEY=2 I'm the tall one- Brewer is humpin the 60 and Malpass is the guy sleepin in the hammock (Isn't that what squad leaders do :) Jack Krohn Houston, Republic of Texas - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at (EST) STILL LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED W/C/3/21 12/67-5/68. Devons, Camp Drum (still cold in April) to Tay Ninh and Chu Lai.