WAR STORIES

What is a "war story"?

It is our perceptions of what occurred in Vietnam 40 years ago.  It is entirely accurate?  Who knows...it is what we remember...and that's what counts.  Does someone have a "better memory"?  Perhaps....after all, it was a long time ago.

You are invited to submit your "war stories"...your best recall, a close call, a humorous story, or a tribute to someone very deserving, a major battle summary...something you'll never forget.

{If you don't share it now...when will you share it?}

Go for it....we all enjoy "war stories"!

 BATTLE SUMMARIES

A BATTLE AT LZ ST. GEORGE
Sgt Herb Ables, Sgt Mike Medley

A BATTLE AT LZ ST. GEORGE - II
Sgt Rick Ericksen

A BATTLE AT LZ ST. GEORGE - III
SSG Charles "Chuck" Wahlquist

Thanksgiving Day at LZ St. George
A BATTLE AT ST. GEORGE
Timeline of events
6Nov69 Audio of Night Attack
6Nov69 Audio: 0800Hrs
7Nov69 Audio: VC Inside Wire

AIR CREW MEMBER KIA
Greg Rugenstein killed
in tragic accident
submitted by
Jim "Tex" Shelton


PFC David John Gamble 
 KIA at this parapet
"All Gave Some; Some Gave All"
MORTAR ATTACK AT LZ MONTEZUMA - 24JUN67
Sp5 Danny Yates
LZ INCOMING...and I do mean incoming!
Lt Bert Landau
LZ INCOMING - REDUX
Lt Bert Landau
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - NOT!
 Our brother veterans recount the attack on LZ Oasis (see next panel)
Maj Jerry Orr, Lt Mike Kurtgis, Sp4 Rick Ericksen, Sp4 Steven Cox, Sp4 Milton Pounds
LESSONS LEARNED: Atk on LZ Oasis
The "official" report

LZ LANE - 19NOV66
Lt Jim DeLoney, Sgt Ray Delano, Sgt Joe Cook

OPERATION WESTERN PISTOL
More on LZ Oasis, the Mother's Day attack, and the search for Russian helos
OPERATION GREEN LIGHTNING
8 - 17 Feb69: A major bombardment on the Chu Pa mountain involving the1/14th, 35th & the 2/9th.
(Incomplete Report - 4 pages)
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READ MORE:
Rick Ericksen: I Was There
Mike Kurtgis: It Was A Bad Day
Joseph Sleevi: The Men Involved

Dick Arnold: Officers Relieved of Duty
Ed Thomas: OERs Affected
James Deloney, Jr: Blast Wave Effects
TRIBUTES
Lt BILL FARMER: A Tribute
Lt Ed Thomas
PFC ODELL EASLEY - A Tribute
Sgt Rick Ericksen & PFC Larry Engels
ROGER & ME
Lt Mike Kurtgis
RTO RAYMOND WESLEY: 
A Tribute
Lt Don Blankin
RECON SGT MICHAEL SAWYER: 
A Tribute
Sgt Mike Medley
RECON SGT STEPHEN PECK:
 A Tribute
Lt Don Keith
35th MEDIC RALPH BLACKERBY: 
A Tribute
Lt Don Keith
THE MEN OF THE 35TH: A Tribute
Lt Don Blankin
WELCOME HOME, BROTHER! A Tribute
Sp4 Danny Yates

 WAR STORIES

"FREDDY FADAC" 
WAR STORIES
FADAC
Lt Dennis Dauphin
A CASE OF FADAC, PLEASE
Lt Don Blankin
DON'T HURT MY FREDDY!
Sp4 Danny Fort
HERE, FREDDY-HAVE A COKE 
ON ME

Sgt Mike Medley
more

WAR STORIES
(listed Alphabetically)

ARTILLERY INCIDENT REPORTS
2/9th Battalion Adjutant
A BIG BANG WELCOME
Sp4 Danny Yates
A BULLET WITH NO NAME
Lt Don Keith
AH, SMELLS SO GOOD...BUT!
Lt Ed Thomas
A DIFFERENT KIND OF BAGGAGE
 2/9th Anonymous
A FIRST CLASS OUTHOUSE
Lt Don Keith
A FINE FOR "BARFING"
Lt Don Keith
A "GOPHER"
Sp4 Leon "Lee" Dixon
A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
Lt Dennis Munden
A MIDNIGHT SURPRISE
Sp4 Steve Cox
A RABBI IS MISSING
Lt Bert Landau
A REAL "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
Lt Jim Brother
A SHORT CIRCUIT
Lt Don Keith
ADVENTURES AT LZ ANCHOR
Lt Dennis Dauphin
AND THEN IT REALLY 
HIT THE FAN!
Lt Don Keith
AVOIDING STUPID
Lt Dennis Dauphin
BUT, GENERAL...I'M AWOL!
Lt Don Keith
BASE CAMP:
HOME OF THE MIGHTY NINTH?
Sgt Joe Cook, et al.
BY AIR, LAND AND SEA
Robert "Bob" Wilson
Danny Yates
CAMPTOWN RACES (DOO-DAH)
Sp4 Danny Fort
CAPTAIN HUTSELL'S FLASHLIGHT
Lt Dennis Dauphin
CLIMBING THE CHU PA
Lt Dennis Dauphin
CONGRATULATIONS!
Lt Dennis Dauphin
CRAZY CANNONCOCKERS
Lt Bert Landau
DANGEROUS TRAJECTORY
Various Contributors
DEEP-SIXING THE #6
Stephan Zacharias, grandson of SSG Spears, KIA
DINKS IN THE WIRE!
Lt Don Keith
DON'T NEED YOUR HELP, MAMA-SAN!
Steve Gorecky

DROPPING THE HOWITZER
Contributors: SSG Chuck Wahlquist, SGT Rick Ericksen, LT Joe Hannigan, SGT Herb Ables, SGT Walt Shields & SGT Larry Engels

DRINKING RICE WINE
Sgt Joe Cook

DUCK! You make a good target
Lt Mike Kurtgis

FAKE IT!
Lt Dennis Dauphin

FLYING LOBSTERS
Lt Dennis Dauphin

GANGWAY! MAN WITH A BABY
Lt Gary Dean Springer

GONE TO THE DOGS!
Various Contributors

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
(MEANTIME, SHUT UP!)
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

HELLO, FNG!
Lt Dennis Dauphin

HYMN AND HOD-JA
Lt Dennis Dauphin

H & I  TARGET
Lt Dennis Munden

I'M NOT A PILOT, BUT...
Lt Don Keith

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED
Lt Gary Dean Springer

IF IT WALKS LIKE A BULL...
Sgt Joe Sleevi

LET ME TELL YOU HOW TO FIGHT
Lt Don Keith

IF YOU'RE GOING...
Pfc Tom Surratt

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT 
YOU CROSSED THE FINISH LINE
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

LOOKING FOR SMOKE
Lt Dennis Dauphin

MAKING MOOLA
Lt Bert Landau

MY WILD RIDE: A NIGHT CONVOY
Sp4 Dante Pucetti

NO HOPE FOR BOB HOPE
Lt Dennis Dauphin

NO LIVING RELATIVES
Lt Don Keith

ODE TO A SANDBAG
Lt Bert Landau

OH BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
Lt Dennis Dauphin

ON THE LINE
Lt Dennis Dauphin

PCS: DESTINATION VIETNAM
Lt Bert Landau

PURPLE CAN OF HAM & LIMA BEANS
Lt Gary Dean Springer

RACE WITH DEATH
Lt Gary Dean Springer

REALLY YELLING
Lt Don Keith, as told to Lt Dennis Dauphin

REAR AREA REPORTS
PFC John J. Portonova

RESUPPLY -  A "CRYING SHAME"
Lt Don Keith

RIGHT OF THE LINE
Lt Jim T. James

RINGING THE BELL
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

RUN!   BUT DON'T JUMP!!!
Lt Cal Graef (35th)

RUNNING THROUGH THE JUNGLE
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

SAFE TO COME OUT NOW
Sp4 Leon "Lee" Dixon

SHORE BATTERY WARFARE
Lt Bert Landau

SOMEBODY ELSE'S HOOCH 
 ALWAYS TASTES BETTER
Sgt Rick Ericksen

SOMETIMES...YOU'RE TOO SMART
Sp4  Larry Engels

SMOKE ROUND DOES THE JOB
Stars & Stripes News

STEAKS FOR DINNER
Lt Bert Landau

TAKE IT ALL, WHY DONTCHA?
Lt Don Keith

TACOMA, CALIFORNIA
Lt Gary Dean Springer

THAT'S NOT A "DONUT", DOLLY!
Sp4 Rick Ericksen

THE AMBUSH
Lt Bert Landau

THE KING'S AMBUSH
Lt Don Keith

THE COFFIN CORNER
Lt Don Blankin

THE COLONEL'S THRONE
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THE FIRE-EATER
Lt Gary Dean Springer

THE GREAT DEBATE: WERE OCS GRADS
"CANNON FODDER"?
Participating FOs

THE LEAKING COOK
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THE "NO-NAME" BULLET
Lt Don Keith

THE OTHER REASON
Lt Dennis Dauphin

T.V. -or- NOT T.V. ?
Sp4 Leon "Lee" Dixon

THE STREETS OF SAIGON
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THE WAR WASN'T OVER
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THE SPINNING MOSQUITO
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
Lt Bert Landau

TWO BIG PESOS
Lt Dennis Dauphin

THESE AIN'T "GOODY'S POWDERS"
Lt Bert Landau

UNLIKELY HERO
Lt Dauphin, Springer &
Sgt Joe Cook

WANNA CUSHY JOB?
Lt Dennis Dauphin

UNFRIENDLY SKIES
Lt Gary Dean Springer

WASN'T WORTH "TWO-BITTS"
Lt Don Keith

WELCOME to CAMP ALPHA
Lt Dennis Dauphin

WHAT THE F**K, OVER?
Lt Dennis Dauphin

WHO GOT "THE BIRD"?
Lt Mike Kurtgis

WHY? THAT'S WHY!
 Sgt Joe Sleevi

YES...YOU WILL BECOME A PILOT!
Lt Don Keith

YOU GOT HIM!
Lt Dennis Dauphin

YOU LOOKING FOR ME?
Lt Bert Landau

ZING, BANG, BOOM!
Lts Dauphin & Springer; Sp4 Danny Yates

 

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