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IN MEMORY

In memory of our fallen, missing, and deceased brothers in Alpha Company, 2/501, 101st Airborne.

See the YouTube video of members of "A" Company, 2/501 101st Airborne killed in Vietnam here.

 

   
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  To those who laughed,
To those who cried,
To those who fought,
To those who tried,
To those who gave their very lives...
We remember.

...... Author Unknown

"Do This For Me"

If I can no longer stand, walk for me
If I am made silent, speak for me
If I’m prevented from loving, love for me
If I have given my all, continue giving for me
If I am no longer here, be there for me
If I have been forgotten, remember me
If I have lost my life, live for me

Steve Conto - "The Final Bridge"
The soldier above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear, the deepest wounds and scars of war.... General Douglas MacArthur
 




 

 

  2/501 - 101st Airborne
"Drive On" Battalion
The Army's Best Battalion
In the Army's Finest Division

"To the dead we owe an eternal gratitude for their ultimate sacrifice. The impact of their lives survives them in its profound influence upon our own. Their sacrifice is the real measure of all we hold to be dear. From it we draw the strength to continue to face harsh realities with firm resolve.

To the living we express our sincere and continuing appreciation for the dedicated efforts -- past and present -- which have molded the character and spirit of this Battalion. Your selfless actions are a powerful confirmation of the faith all Americans have in you.

As members of the 2nd Battalion (Airmobile) 501st Airborne Infantry, all of you are privileged to carry beyond your years of service a stately personal banner. It is a banner of pride. Pride as soldiers and members of this Battalion. Pride as men. Pride as Americans. For the dead, this banner is carried by the living -- their parents and families, their wives, their children and by you, their compatriots. Yours is the fortunate privilege of sharing this pride -- in life -- with your loved ones. Yours too is the heavy responsibility of preserving in memory and in deed the spirit of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice."

K.C. Leuer
LTC, Infantry
Commanding


 

Thua Thien Province

 

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ALPHA COMPANY MEMBERS KILLED IN VIETNAM
Nelson Santiago-Aponte
Carl Francis Arbogast (FSB Airborne)
Richard M. Bargar - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
George Willy Bennett, Jr. (FSB Henderson)
Brandon J. Berrigan
Ivan R. Febo-Betancourt - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Lee A. Bowden - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Oscar Dan Boydston (FSB Airborne)
James B. Brandon
William Dennis Breightmyer
Jon B. Cappaert
Roy Lynn Carter
Gregory Anton Chavez (FSB Henderson)
Mark Owen Charette
James Arthur Cleveland
Charles William Cline
Timothy Lynn Collier
Clyde Cecil Collins
London Conaway
Robert E. Cook - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Thomas Stanley Cook
Donald June Corbett (FSB Airborne)
Ronald Edward Critzer
Ralph Louis Cutler (FSB Whip)
Robert Lee Dangberg (ReUp Hill... supporting FSB Ripcord)
Raymond Anthony D'Angelo
Paul P. Davis - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Willie Sonny Davis
Dennis Eugene Dawson
Douglas Wayne Day (FSB Henderson)
Robert Anthony Denton (FSB Henderson)
Jose Brenes-Escobar - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Ernest Evans
Philip Robert Frankiewicz
Dean Lee Frey (ReUp Hill... supporting FSB Ripcord)
David Adam Garcia
Austin Dale Gibson
Robert Henry Goosen
Ernest Lee Gordon (FSB Airborne)
Lawrence Lee Gordon (FSB Henderson)
Robert O. Graham
Frank H. Henderson
Cleabern William Hill, Jr. (FSB Airborne)
David Allen Hockett (near FB Veghel)
John Andrew Hoggatt
Dennis W. Hoff
James Michael Holmes
Dennis Wayne Hunter (FSB Granite)
Joe L. Johnson
Johnathon Albert Julia
Richard Robert Kelley (FSB Airborne)
Larry Gene Kier - MIA/KIA (FSB Henderson)
Daniel Kohl
Frank Frederick Lewis (FSB Henderson)
Marcus Wayne Maddox
Robert Richard Malecki (FSB Airborne)
Jimmie Ray Marshall
Steven M. McArthur
Gary A. Meyer
David J. Moreno
Terry Ward Mott
Kenneth P. Morrow
Bruce Paul Nettesheim (Original 68) -
Joseph Stanley Nitka - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Tony Palacios
James A. Palenik, Jr.
John Pass III
Carl Eugene Patten (FSB Granite)
Joseph R. Paulette
Joseph Thomas Pigeon
William David Poole, Jr. (FSB Airborne)
Robert Edward Rehder
Salvador Ortencio Ricardo
Benito Bobo Rodriguez
Bruce Saunders (FSB Airborne)
William R. Seibert
Robert Joseph Shannon
Roy E. Shaw
James Everett Silfee - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Jerry D. Sisco, Jr.
Wayne Albert Slankard
Alfred Douglas Smith, Jr. - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Jerry Walton Smith
Joe Anthony Snitko
Gary Foster Snyder (FSB Henderson)
Roy Harrison Snyder
Townser Steele
William John Stieve
Ira Jackie Sturgeon (FSB Airborne)
Lynn Curtis Swanson (FSB Airborne)
Ruben Noah Tackett
Samuel Charles Tharpe (FSB Airborne)
Richard Russel Timmons (died from Non-hostile causes “tree fell on him” West of Triple Hill vic. Ripcord)
Daniel R. Twitty - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Michael John Vagnone (ReUp Hill... supporting FSB Ripcord)
Ron Van Beukering (FSB Henderson)
Donald L. Wall - On 6 Apr 1968 there was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province. Alpha Company lost 11 soldiers in this event.
Tony Robert Ward
Lee Arthur Watson
John Vester Wentworth
John George Widen (FSB Henderson)
John James Willey (FSB Henderson)
Herbert C. Williams
Peter Louis Winter
Garry Lee Worley (ReUp Hill... supporting FSB Ripcord)
Frederick Edward Wortmann (FSB Granite)
Victor Zaragoza
Fred Ziegenfelder (FSB Henderson)

 

6 April 1968

 

On 6 Apr 2008, the following was sent from Nathan Miller to Top (1st Sgt.) Fred Brander. The subject was "6 April 1968". I have added a note to each of these 11 individuals on the of the "In Memory" page of our web.


Fred,

A sad day indeed. I still feel the loss we suffered that day. I know nothing we say or do will replace the grief the families suffered and continue to suffer to this day

When we took that area from the 1st Cav, they had not fired a shot in over a month. From that action, we had almost daily contact for well over a month.

At least we were able to catch the sob’s before they could get out of the area. That operation was one of the first “cordon” operations conducted. That technique became a standard way of operating when we were out in the rice patties. I don’t know if there is a Division history document that covers any of the specifics of that operation. The book, ‘Rendezvous with Destiny’, gives a big broad brush to most of the Tet Counteroffensive. There was also a Division News Paper that came around occasionally, but I remember seeing them, but don’t have them. Does the Division Museum have any reference material from that time frame?

After the radio report from the platoon, I left you with a squad on each bridge and took the remainder of the company up to either reinforce or extract what was left. As we neared the area, we saw a Huey sitting on the ground. I went over to check it out. It was the Bde Cdr’s aircraft. The crew was there, but COL Cushman had gotten out some distance from where they landed and the crew had no idea where he was at.

Several members of the 2nd Platoon were also at this location, having helped with the medivac operation. They informed me that there were only a few other members still alive and at least two others that had died in the initial contact. Our Arty FO had been hitting the enemy wood line with HE, but the other soldiers could not disengage themselves from the enemy. LTC Tallman told me to disengage from the action as soon as I could recover the remainder of the platoon. I don’t remember which platoon I took 2 M60s from, but sat two of them up on tripods and gave them a final protective line to fire. The signal to commence fire was two red smoke grenades.

I circled out through the rice patties and advanced to where the remainder of the platoon was located. Enroute, I came across COL Cushman trying to sneak through the grass with his .38 in hand. After telling him to stay where he was, I went and talked to the remained of the platoon, confirmed with them the status of the two members hit in the initial contact had been killed. I then led them away toward where I had left COL Cushman, threw the 2 smoke grenades and circled back to his aircraft. As we were getting ready to return to your location, a RPG landed near us and was enough to send the Bn and Bde Cdrs back on their aircraft and out of the area. The company returned to your location. A very long and sad day for all of us.

The following day, we went back and recovered the 2 we had left behind. After evacuating them, we began to sweep the area. We made contact before noon in a different wood line. Bravo and Delta companies were air assaulted in on the back side and “cordon” was begun.

Looking forward to seeing you in Jun.

 

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ALPHA COMPANY MEMBERS WHO HAVE PASSED
Steven K. Aiken, Sr.
Archie W. Allen
Richard T. Bartlett
Frederick R. Beard
Fred E. Bender
Charles Bishop
Frederick C. Brander
Harold Brashear
Angel Carrero
Darwin H. Chumming
Clarence A. Clark
Alberto Cuellar
Joseph L. Cummings
Terry Dallegge
Enrique Degracia
Karl Dobroszczyk (heart attack July 24th 2014)
David DuBose
John "Tex" Fair
Thomas R Fisher (passed in 2010)
Samuel E. Flemmons
Leroy V. Frances
James Gaenssun
David Frederick Gilbert
Roger Gilliam
Gary N. Graham
Richard E. Gray
Bryan K. Green
George Guravage
Eugene Halus (d. 6 Nov 2015)
Stephen Robert Henning
John Joseph "Renegade" Hernandez
Raymond C. Houghton, Jr.
Joe Ronnie Hooper
Robert L. Johnson
Ralph E. Kell (22 Nov 2014)
Allen Kinner
Ned T. Kintzer
Ralph Lee "Korky" Korbacher
Rodriguez A. Malave
Jim "Dino" Mannino
Ernest G. Martinez
Jester James Matte
Timothy E. Mathis
Robert Matthews
James Mc Arthur
Larry John Mc Donell
Buckson McClinton
Mike McMurren
Howard R. Miller
Timothy S. Miller(aka Captain Acid)
Morrise Lee Netter
Robert W. Patterson
John Pietraszewski
Arthur L. Pine
Charles S. Quash
Richard Quinn
Tomas L. Rodriguez
Thomas L. Roehm
Jimmie Robinson
Barry Rooks
Warren L. Russell
Ronald Savitz
John Schorr
Calvin G. Strong
Ronald L Svard
Richard Robert Thompson
Avery J Tucker
Michael J. Veenema
Peter Warnes
Ermest L. Williams
Earl F. Winslow
Kenneth M. Wohlberg
Kenneth L. Young
Edward R. Yost

 

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NELSON SANTIAGO-APONTE


SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Dorado PR
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on May 13, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered
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CARL FRANCIS ARBOGAST


SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division  - Marquette, WI
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Sep 2, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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RICHARD M. BARGAR

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Novelty, Ohio
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 30, 1967, Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 km northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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GEORGE WILLY BENNETT, JR.

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Dallas, TX
His tour began on Dec 19, 1969. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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BRANDON J. BERRIGAN


SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Rapid City, South, Dakota
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967, Casualty was on Jul 25, 1968, in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, MISADVENTURE. Body was recovered
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IVAN FEBO-BETANCOURT

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - New York, NY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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BRUCE BETTENSHEIM

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 30, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 25, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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ROBERT SIDNEY BOGGS

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Frankford, WV
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 16, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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LEE A. BOWDEN

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Lumberton, NC
Length of service 4 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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OSCAR DAN BOYDSTON


SGT - E5 - Army - Regular  - 101st Airborne Division - San Francisco, CA
Length of service 3 years. His tour began on Mar 1, 1969. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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JAMES B. BRANDON
 

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Chicago, IL
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 15, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 3, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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WILLIAM DENNIS BREIGHTMYER

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Ford City, PA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 6, 1968. Casualty was on May 5, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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JON B. CAPPAERT

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve - 101st ABN Division - Columbus, GA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Nov 21, 1967. Casualty was on Dec 29, 1967 in , SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE (A mortar round was fired with a 200 millimeter error in deflection). Body was recovered
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ROY LYNN CARTER

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Circleville, OH
His tour began on Apr 30, 1970. Casualty was on May 20, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER ACCIDENT. Body was recovered. Ed Mitchel (CO of Alpha Co. at the time) notes: CPL Carter and SSG Ward were lost when a grenade detonated between them as they lay side by side in a night position on the 20th. We (A Company) had been placed under operational control of the 1-502 Inf on the 18th and had air assaulted into an overwatch position southwest of Phu Bai while the rest of the battalion moved onto Fire Base Brick.Panel 10W - Line 69

Read Guy Rudawski's account here


MARK OWEN CHARETTE


SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Puyallup, WA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 3, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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GREGORY ANTON CHAVEZ

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Colorado Springs, CO
His tour began on Jul 22, 1969. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, BURNS. Body was recovered.
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JAMES ARTHUR CLEVELAND

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Kirkland, WA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 30, 1968. Casualty was on Jul 20, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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CHARLES WILLIAM CLINE

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Dalton, GA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 22, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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TIMOTHY LYNN COLLIER

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Madera, CA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 19, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE (major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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CLYDE CECIL COLLINS

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Jackson, KY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 10, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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LONDON CONAWAY

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Valdosta, GA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Oct 17, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 3, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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ROBERT EDWARD COOK

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Overland, MO
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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THOMAS STANLEY COOK

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Hamilton, NY - Hamilton, NY
Length of service 2 years. His tour began on Feb 27, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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DONALD JUNE CORBETT


SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Adele, GA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Oct 18, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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RONALD EDWARD CRITZER
PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Schuyler, VA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 24, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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RALPH LEWIS CUTLER

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular  - 101st Airborne Division - Midland, MI.
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Jun 3, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 25, 1969 iIn THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE -  sniper fire on FB Whip. Body was recovered. Another src shows he died 29 Mar.
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RAYMOND ANTHONY D'ANGELO

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Flushing, NY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on May 2, 1968. Casualty was on May 28, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered.
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PAUL PATRICK DAVIS

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Cincinnati, OH
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 21, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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WILLIE SONNY DAVIS

PVT - E2 - Army - Selective Service -101st Airborne Division - Benton Harbor, MI
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 2, 1968. Casualty was on Oct 11, 1968 in BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM. Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE. Body was recovered
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DENNIS EUGENE DAWSON


CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service  - 101st Airborne Division - Dixon, IL.
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 20, 1968. Casualty was on Feb 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE - vicinity of Nui Ke. Body was recovered
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DOUGLAS WAYNE DAY

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Hacienda Heights, CA
His tour began on Apr 22, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (Firebase Henderson), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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ROBERT ANTHONY DENTON

SSGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - Wichita Falls, TX
His tour began on Apr 17, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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JOSE BRENES-ESCOBAR

PSGT - E7 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Salinas, PR
Length of service 10 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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ERNEST EVANS

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Lan, SC
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Jul 20, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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PHILIP ROBERT FRANKIEWICZ

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service  - 101st Airborne Division - Chicago, IL
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Oct 19, 1968. Casualty was on Feb 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE vicinity of Nui Ke. Body was recovered.
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DEAN LEE FREY

SSGT - E6 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Oceanside, CA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Nov 2, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 19, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (Reup Hill), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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DAVID ADAME GARCIA

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Houston, TX
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on May 13, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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AUSTIN DALE GIBSON

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Keota, OK
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Feb 26, 1968. Casualty was on Jul 20, 1968 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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ROBERT HENRY GOOSEN

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st ABN Div - Muskegon, MI
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 30, 1969. Casualty was on Mar 13, 1970 in , SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds suffered February 7th, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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(See a hometown Newspaper article about the incident here.


ERNEST LEE GORDON

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Birmingham, AL
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Feb 23, 1969. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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LAWRENCE LEE GORDON

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Nobelsville, IN
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Apr 14, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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ROBERT O. GRAHAM

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Louisville, KY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Dec 29, 1967 in HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE (A mortar round was fired with a 200 millimeter error in deflection). Body was recovered
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FRANK HAREL HENDERSON

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Los Angeles, CA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 15, 1967. Casualty was on Dec 29, 1967 in HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE (A mortar round was fired with a 200 millimeter error in deflection). Body was recovered
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CLEABERN WILLIAM HILL, JR.

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Stantonville, TN
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Apr 2, 1969. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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DAVID ALLEN HOCKETT

1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve - 101st Airborne Division. - Richmond, IN
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Oct 3, 1969. Casualty was on Feb 20, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (near FB Veghel), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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JOHN ANDREW HOGGATT

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service. 101st Airborne Division - Seattle, WA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 25, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 11, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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DENNIS WAYNE HOFF

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Minneapolis, MN
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 17, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 25, 1968, in LONG KHANH, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JAMES MICHAEL HOLMES

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Tylertown, MS
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Jul 17, 1968. Casualty was on Oct 22, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered.
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DENNIS WAYNE HUNTER

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Santa Ana, CA
His tour began on Mar 2, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE GRANITE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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JOE LOUIS JOHNSON

PSGT - E7 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Gulfport, MS
Length of service 10 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Dec 29, 1967 in HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE (A mortar round was fired with a 200 millimeter error in deflection). Body was recovered
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JOHNATHON ALBERT JULIA

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular  - 101st Airborne Division - Bethesda, MD
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 22, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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RICHARD ROBERT KELLEY

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Weymouth, MA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Oct 21, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES. Body was recovered
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LARRY GENE KIER
 
SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Omaha, NE
His tour began on May 6, 1970. Casualty was on Sep 12, 1978 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY, RPG. Body was recovered 1993.
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DANIEL KAYE KOHL

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Denver, CO
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Jun 29, 1969. Casualty was on Mar 31, 1970, In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER ACCIDENT. Body was recovered
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FRANK FREDERICK LEWIS

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Afton, MO
His tour began on Apr 6, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB Henderson), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR. (This was a major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered.
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MARCUS WAYNE MADDOX

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Converse, TX
His tour began on Apr 22, 1970. Casualty was on Jun 16, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered
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See a memorial for Marcus from Guy Rudawski here.


ROBERT RICHARD MALECKI

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Chicago, IL
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 29, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE) HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE. FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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JIMMIE RAY MARSHALL

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service. 101st Airborne Division - Louisville, KY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 30, 1969. Casualty was on Feb 19, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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STEVEN MICHAEL McARTHUR

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Couer d Alene, ID
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Nov 17, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 28, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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GARY ANTONE MEYER


SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Diamond Springs, CA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Jul 22, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE. Body was recovered
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DAVID J. MORENO

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Austin, TX
Length of service 2 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 20, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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KENNETH PORTER MORROW

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Kalamazoo, MI
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on May 5, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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TERRY WARD MOTT


PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Horseheads, NY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 20, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 20, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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BRUCE NETTESHEIM

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division from Sussex, WI.
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 30, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 25, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JOSEPH STANLEY NITKA

SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Philadelphia, PA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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TONY PALACIOS

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division - Moorpark, CA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 21, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 8, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE, killed by a sniper while on a RIF in the southern Ashau. Body was recovered.
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JAMES ANDRE PALENIK, JR.

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Chicago, IL
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 10, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JOHN PASS III

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Mc Kees Rocks, PA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 19, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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CARL EUGENE PATTEN

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Memphis, TN
His tour began on Feb 12, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE GRANITE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR. Body was recovered.
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JOSEPH RONALD PAULETTE

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - New Bedford, MA
Length of service 2 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 9, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JOSEPH THOMAS PIGEON



SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Warwick, RI
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 31, 1968. Casualty was on Aug 21, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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WILLIAM DAVID POOLE, JR.

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division  - Marietta, SC
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 21, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES. Body was recovered
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ROBERT EDWARD REHDER

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Richmond Hill, NY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Mar 8, 1968. Casualty was on Oct 20, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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SALVADOR ORTENCIO RICARDO

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service  - 101st Airborne Division - San Francisco, CA.
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Oct 22, 1968. Casualty was on Feb 14, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE vicinity of Nui Ke. Body was recovered.
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BENITO BOBO RODRIGUEZ

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Freedom, CA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 15, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS (major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered.
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BRUCE SAUNDERS

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve - New York, NY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 1, 1969. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), Hostile, died he died May 15, 1969 of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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WILLIAM ROBERT SEIBERT

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Pittsburg, PA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 19, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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ROBERT JOSEPH SHANNON

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Clinton, IA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 15, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 30, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered
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ROY EDWARD SHAW

CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve - 198th Light Infantry Brigade - Bowling Green, FL
His tour began on Jan 16, 1970. Casualty was on Dec 6, 1970. In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM iOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered
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JAMES EVERETT SILFEE

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Uniondale, PA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 30, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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JERRY DONALD SISCO

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Ballico, CA
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 19, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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WAYNE ALBERT SLANKARD

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Jennings, MO
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 10, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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ALFRED DOUGLAS SMITH

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Rockville, Maryland

Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 20, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY. GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JERRY WALTON SMITH

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Orange, TX
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Dec 13, 1967. Casualty was on Feb 22, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered
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JOE ANTHONY SNITKO

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Austin, TX
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 6, 1968. Casualty was on Jun 13, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered.
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GARY FOSTER SNYDER


SFC - E7 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Toledo, OH
His tour began on Aug 15, 1969. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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ROY HARRISON SNYDER

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Fabius, NY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on May 18, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR. Body was recovered.
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TOWNSER STEELE

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Selma, AL.
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Feb 24, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 8, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE - killed by a sniper while on a RIF in the southern Ashau. Body was recovered.
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WILLIAM JOHN STIEVE

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Leonardsville, NY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 2, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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IRA JACKIE STURGEON

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Freeburn, KY
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Nov 18, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES. Body was recovered
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LYNN CURTIS SWANSON

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Argyle, MN
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 2, 1969. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES. Body was recovered
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RUBEN NOAH TACKETT

SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Mc Roberts, KY
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on Mar 13, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered.
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  Refugio Teran, left, sits on a couch as his wife, Anna Bertha Teran, looks at a photo of their son, Staff Sergeant Refugio Thomas Teran, whose remains were recently discovered in Vietnam and returned to the United States.

   
REFUGIO THOMAS TERAN -
"E" Company - more here
 
SSGT - E6 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Westland, MI
His tour began on May 6, 1970. Casualty was on Sep 29, 1978 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY. Body was recovered 1993.
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SAMUEL CHARLES THARPE

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Bentonville, VA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Oct 19, 1968. Casualty was on May 13, 1969 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE AIRBORNE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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RICHARD RUSSELL TIMMONS

CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Fon Du Loc, WI
His tour began on Mar 7, 1970. Casualty was on Jul 16, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER ACCIDENT. Body was recovered
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See a memorial for Richard from Guy Rudawski
here.


Greetings,

The following is dedicated to Richard Timmons from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. KIA 7/16/70. Richard is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Section 5, 6th row in from the east, 7th column in from the south under a cedar tree.
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There were eighteen of them
The youngest nineteen, the oldest thirty-five
Seven were officers and one an MIA
One is buried at West Point with the class ‘58
Two were chopper pilots
Four were Marines, one was Navy, one was Air Force and the rest were Army

One is buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells
Another is buried at the Lutheran Cemetery near Yellowstone State Park
Both places were favorite vacation spots of long ago
Some are buried together at the Calvary and Estabrooks Cemeteries
Yet others are alone or next to their families in the towns of Brownsville and Johnsburg

They had broad grins and bright smiles
They were altar boys, scouts, athletes, sons and husbands
They were the best of the best
They were Fondy’s Finest
They were taken at the beginning of the war and at the end of it
By force or by accident it didn’t matter how
They all died too young

Gone are their lives but alive are their spirits
Now I’ve found their final resting places
All but one, known only by God
May they always stay forever young
*****

Steve Conto
The Final Bridge
 



DANIEL R. TWITTY

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Sacramento, CA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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MICHAEL JOHN VAGNONE

SSGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Stamford, CT
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Jan 7, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 18, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (Reup Hill), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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RONALD DALE VAN BEUKERING

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Kalamazoo, MI
His tour began on Dec 7, 1969. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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DONALD LEE WALL

SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Garner, NC
Length of service 3 years. His tour began on Dec 14, 1967. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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TONY ROBERT WARD

SSGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - East Point, GA.
His tour began on May 2, 1970. Casualty was on May 20, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER ACCIDENT. Body was recovered. Ed Mitchel (CO of Alpha Co. at the time) notes: CPL Carter and SSG Ward were lost when a grenade detonated between them as they lay side by side in a night position on the 20th. We (A Company) had been placed under operational control of the 1-502 Inf on the 18th and had air assaulted into an overwatch position southwest of Phu Bai while the rest of the battalion moved onto Fire Base Brick.
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Tony was the recipient of our 2018 Some Gave All award... more here


LEE ARTHUR WATSON

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Smithfield, NC
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Mar 10, 1968. Casualty was on Apr 6, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE (major clash with a sizable NVA unit 35 miles northwest of Hue in Quang Tri Province). Body was recovered
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JOHN VESTER WENTWORTH

SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Santa Clara, CA

His tour began on Jun 27, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 12, 1971 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered

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JOHN GEORGE WIDEN
 
SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Owatonna, MN
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Jul 13, 1969. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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JOHN JAMES WILLEY
 
SSGT - E5 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - West Covina, CA
His tour began on Apr 16, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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HERBERT C. WILLIAMS

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - Marshall, TX
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Apr 10, 1968. Casualty was on Nov 4, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. Body was recovered.
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PETER LOUIS WINTER

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Woodville, TX

His tour began on Oct 26, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 1, 1971 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MISADVENTURE (mortar round). Body was recovered
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GARRY LEE WORLEY


CPL - E4 - Army - Regular - 101st Airborne Division - Bristol, TN
Length of service 0 years. His tour began on Feb 5, 1970. Casualty was on Apr 23, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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FREDERICK EDWARD WORTMANN

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - El Paso, TX
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Jul 27, 1969. Casualty was on Apr 29, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE GRANITE), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER CAUSES. Body was recovered.
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VICTOR ZARAGOZA

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular, 101st Airborne Division - Hotville, CA
Length of service 1 years. His tour began on Aug 10, 1969. Casualty was on Feb 20, 1970 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM. HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE. Body was recovered.
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FRED ZIEGENFELDER
 
SSGT - E6 - Army - Selective Service - 101st Airborne Division - St Marys, OH
His tour began on Apr 17, 1970. Casualty was on May 6, 1970 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM (FSB HENDERSON), HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. Body was recovered.
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DECEASED AVENGERS


 

NED T. KINTZER

 

Ned's Obituary

Ned T. Kintzer, 59, of Newport, NC, formally of Reading, PA, died May 5, 2007 at Carteret General Hospital.  Ned was the husband of Dianne (Boyer) Kintzer.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Amie M. Huber and her husband Steven of Morehead City, NC, along with two grandchildren, Maura and Samantha Huber, and Erin M. Clemens and her husband Capt. Robert Clemens of New Bern, NC.  He also leaves behind his beloved black lab, Toby.

Ned was a 1965 graduate of Wilson High School in Reading, PA and Berks County Campus of Penn State University, PA.  He graduated from the Army Non-Commissioned Officers School and served two years in the 101st Airborne Division with a tour of duty in Vietnam.  He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and was Honorably Discharged in 1975.  He was a member of the Southeast PA Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division and served as past Treasurer. Ned was a member of the Alpha Avengers of Vietnam Association, serving as President and Vice-President. He was also a member of the Coastal Carolina Amateur Softball Association, having served as President, and  was an umpire for 24 years.  He was employed by Bally Refrigerated Boxes, located in both Bally, PA and Morehead City, NC for 30 years as an engineering supervisor.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 7-9pm at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 111 Hodges St. Morehead City, NC.  A funeral service with military honors will be at 11am on Thursday, May 10, also at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth officiating.

A later Memorial Service will take place July 28, 2007 beginning at 11 am at St Paul’s United Church of Christ, Amityville, PA with the Reverends Patrick and Sharon Morris officiating.  Ned will be laid to rest with military honors at Belleman’s Cemetery, Bernville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following: PAWS (Pet Adoption & Welfare Society of Carteret), 1211 Bridges St. Morehead City, NC 28557; St. Peter’s UMC Building Fund, 111 Hodges St. Morehead City, NC 28557; and Alpha Avengers of Vietnam Association, c/o Bank of America, 4913 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557.

Ribbons & Badges:

Bronze Star Medal with “V”
Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Army Meritorious Unit Award
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award
Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge: Rifle, Mortar, and Pistol

 

(Ned and Dianne)

 

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RAYMOND C. HOUGHTON, JR.


Hi Pam, my mother wanted me to forward this information to you. My father died at 12:30am this morning (5/30)after battling cancer for the last 6 months. His funeral service will be on Saturday at 10am at First Lutheran Church in Albany, NY. He will be interned at the Massachusetts National Cemetary in Bourne, MA on monday afternoon (Cape Cod) We're not sure what we are going to do without him.


Raymond's obituary follows:

Raymond C Houghton

Born May 26, 1947 in Greenfield, MA. He lived throughout New England in his early years and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School in 1965 and Norwich University in 1969 with a BS in Mathematics. He began his working career as a programmer for GE in Pittsfield, MA and Burlington, VT.  He served his country as a Second Lieutenant (101st Airborne) Field Artillery officer in the Vietnam war from October 13th 1971 to October 12th 1972.  He was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ “V”, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Upon discharge he pursued both higher education and government work, receiving an MS in Computer Science from GWU in 1975 and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1980 while working as an analyst and project leader for the NSA and NBS in Maryland.  His pursuits in academia became full time as he split work on completing his PhD in computer science at Duke University in Durham, NC and as an Associate Professor at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA in the mid-80s to early 90s.  In 1991 he received his doctorate from Duke.  He served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  In 1995 he opened Cyberhaus, a computer learning center in Delmar, NY.  During this time he began to pursue his interest in history, specifically the Revolutionary War.  He wrote several award winning revolutionary war travel books and hosted tours and talks on the subject. In 2005 he became town historian for the Town of Bethlehem, NY and worked as a columnist for “Our Towne” newsletter.  He was a featured author of "In the beginning: recollections of software pioneers," where his recollections included creating possibly the first email in the 60s coming about from a complicated scheme to talk to a girlfriend at Colby Junior College by taking advantage of a remote connection hosted by Dartmouth College. He had honors from the Department of Commerce; was consistently listed in Who’s Who in America; was a Bethlehem Middle School mentor; he built and maintained several community websites including Feestelijik Bethlehem; sat on a committee that brought about the Bethlehem Veteran’s Memorial; and was a People to People Ambassador to China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. He made arguably the world’s finest sugar free sweet potato pie.

Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Dr. Jan Laws Houghton of Delmar; son Raymond James Houghton of Philadelphia, PA; daughter Dr. April Houghton Blakeslee and husband Michael Blakeslee of Pittsfield, NH; daughter Amy Houghton of Kalamazoo, MI; and a Grandson, Westley James Blakeslee. He is also survived by an older brother, Jerry Houghton of Billerica, MA; a younger sister, Theresa Houghton of Las Vegas, NV; and a younger brother, Scott Houghton of Simsbury, CT; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to the following:

Delmar Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad
145 Adams St.
Delmar, NY 12054

Thanks,
Raymond J Houghton
(603) 264 6330 

 

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JOHN "TEX" FAIR

 


John "Tex" Fair at the 2006 Reunion

 






LARRY JOHN MC DONELL



 
Born in Chippewa Falls , Wisconsin , and a long time Colorado Springs resident, Larry had climbed all of Colorado’s fourteeners, and was working his way up the state’s dozens of thirteen thousand foot peaks. As a very young man, Larry served his country in Viet Nam as a E-6 staff sergeant and received a bronze star and a purple heart.
 
A Qwest technician, who once earned a living as a lead rock and jazz guitarist, Larry and his wife Janet lived in Hollywood , and Pasadena , California for five years before coming to Colorado . It was the mountains that drew Larry to this state. Larry pursued his love of the outdoors through camping, hiking, ice climbing, rock climbing, telemark skiing, and snowshoeing.
 
Larry loved his home, and was passionate about home improvement projects. Larry’s commitment to excellence was reflected in all his work -- at home, in his hobbies, and in his careers. He leaves behind his wife of almost 35 years, Janet. She will miss his love and tenderness toward her, his companionship, his sense of humor, and his level head in times of crisis. His matter of fact approach to problem solving earned him the name “Logical Larry”. Jan says that, for the rest of her life, the beauty of nature around her will always remind her of Larry.

Larry was the very proud father of Angel and Joy, as they emulated their father’s work ethic in their school work and careers. He will be deeply missed by his daughters and grandson. Joy says she always has, and always will, strive to be like her father in every way, because he was an incredible man. Angel says her strength comes from her father’s strength. Johnny was Larry’s camping, skiing, and Star Wars light saber buddy. Larry would put on his jazz music and dance with his grandson, and was teaching him to play the guitar.

Larry is also survived by his father and mother in law, Duane and Ila Lue Books, of Wisconsin ; Janet’s sister Kathy Shiffer and her husband Loyd, of Virginia; and several nephews and nieces.
 Joy’s dog Lucy, an eager participant in his outdoor activities, adored Larry, and took one last hike with him the day he passed.



 

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THOMAS L. ROEHM

 

  On Monday, April 14th, 2008 we lost Sgt Thomas L. Roehm of the 2ND 501st infantry, 101st Airborne, Alpha Avengers, Tommy lost his battle with A.L.S. I know that Tommy served with many of you and to the end his pride at that fact was always with him. Please post something for him as he was and always will be one of you who gave so much.

Sincerely,
Daniel H Roehm




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BARRY ROOKS

 

 
Barry passed from stomach cancer in 2002

 


 

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RONALD SAVITZ

 


 

Ron Savitz died in 2000 in San Francisco.  He is buried at the Latah Evergreen Cemetery in Latah, WA, next to his mother.

Here is the burial site for Ron.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Savitz&GSiman=1&GScid=76791&GRid=20711024&

Bill Savitz

 


 

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Robert (Bob) W. Patterson

 

    Robert W. Patterson, November 20, 1944 – May 16, 2010 (written by his family)

Bob was the loving husband of Cynthia (Cindy) Patterson and father of Torri Mercer (Ted), Robin Palmer (Jeff), Jane Berg (Eric), Crystal Brown. He was a devoted Grandfather (Papa) to 12 and at the time of this writing a Great Grandfather of 5.

Bob was always an outdoorsman; his love for the outdoors was where he found his peace in life. Hunting and fishing was where he spread his knowledge. He was always eager to take a child under his wing and teach him everything he knew. His pride would show when they out fished him or dropped a bigger buck then he. Listening to his stories, for those who didn’t know him was always something to admire. “A fish bigger than the bathtub..”, this was something you had to see to believe. However, it was true as it was seen with my own eyes. He was always there to go help track a deer, and only a phone call away.

He was an all American man who passed his love for his country on to his children and grandchildren. He rarely discussed his time in Vietnam, and barely with his girls. However, that never stopped him from teaching respect for our Country, our Flag, and those who served in our US Military. We were very proud and lucky to have been taught and raised by such a great man.

Service dates:

27 July 1970 – 16 February 1972
Vietnam – 13 January 1971 – 1 January 1972

Decorations:

National defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal W/”V” DVC, Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Expert (M-16 Rifle, M – 60), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st AHD)


See more photos of Bob here.



 

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JIM "DINO" MANNINO

 


Jim "Dino" Mannino, Wayne "Bear" Anderson, Bob "Rock" Saal, Ben Bush


It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of another brother, Jim "Dino" Mannino. In early September 2009. Bob Saal and Bear Anderson went down to North Carolina to visit Dino for the first time in 38 years. They have had limited contact with him over the years. They also contacted Ben Bush, who lives somewhat close to Dino, and Ben joined them for one day. They all had a wonderful but short reunion. After that weekend, Dino called either or both Bob and Bear just about each week.


Dino's "Dirty Dozen" 1970-1971

 


 

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TIMOTHY S. MILLER

 

We called Tim Miller "Captain Acid". He was from Michigan. He died in an automobile accident.  

 

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JAMES MC ARTHUR

 

  Fellow Avengers:

I am saddened to report that another fellow HERO has passed on. James McArthur took his final breath on August 22, 2009. He will certainly be missed. Please keep the McArthur family in your thoughts and prayers. Should you wish to offer your condolences, Karilyn's correspondence is as follows:

1568 Matterhorn Drive
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
kmcarthur1@juno.com
PH: 319-298-5920



Memorial

James Edward McArthur died August 22, 2009, in St. Luke's Hospital with his wife Karilyn, Aunt Joan, Uncle Norm and step daughter Lisa at his side after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The memorial service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel 10 AM on August 28th. Chaplain (Col) Lance Kittleson of the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command Army Reserve will officiate. James Edward McArthur (ret) will be laid to rest at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery.

James McArthur was born in Waukegan, Ill on December 30, 1946. The son of Gilbert and Roberta Duffield McArthur. He graduated from Jefferson High School on June 3, 1965. He attended Winona State in Winona, Mn. and graduated June 12, 1970. He received his Master of Arts from the University of Iowa on May 16, 1987.

''Mac'' taught at Wilson School in Cedar Rapids for 34 years.
He retired in 2008. Mr. McArthur taught over 3,000 students in that period of time. He was a positive influence on his students and has remained in touch with many of his former students.

He served as a baseball coach for years, served as an announcer with the Kennedy baseball Cougars and worked with the Cedar Rapids baseball league. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan since childhood.

He entered the United States Army on September 22, 1970, and served in the Vietnam War until April 25, 1972. He was a Ranger in A Company 2nd 501st Infantry 101st Airborne Division, Alpha Avengers. He served in the Army Reserve until he retired September 21, 1996. Command Sergeant Major McArthur received many honors during the years he served his beloved country.

"Mac was a meritorious soldier and an excellent educator. He was a loving husband, father, step father, step grandfather and a friend to many.

Mac was preceded in death by his mother in Feb 1999, and his father in Oct, 2004

Jim is survived by his wife Karilyn, son James E. McArthur, Jr, his wife Erin McArthur, and their son Preston. daughter Jennifer (Simon Frost) of Woodland Hills, CA. step daughter Lisa Stanford, grandchildren Jessica Rose and Billy Aiello. Aunts and uncles, Joan and Norm Krug of Dixon, Ill, Richard and Donna Duffield of Polo, Ill, Geneva Duffield of Weslaco, TX, Betty Wiiken of Irvington, VA, Milo and Joan O'Dell , Burlington, WI. Mother in Law Ilo Rodenberg, sisters in law Marilyn (Alvin Svestka), Janet (Steve Christianson), brothers in law William Rodenberg (Beverly), Robert Rodenberg (Vickie), of Garnavillo, IA and
Brian (Vicki) of Elkader, IA.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mac requested memorial donations be sent to the James E. McArthur Memorial Education Fund.

 

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JOE RONNIE HOOPER

 

 

Joe Ronnie Hooper was not only a hero in the Vietnam War; he is also the most decorated soldier in American international combat, even eclipsing both York and Murphy. He was born on August 8th, 1938 in Piedmont, South Carolina. His family moved when he was a child to Moses Lake, Washington, where he attended high school. Hooper grew up a tough kid who knew how to scrap and take care of himself, and would even on some occasions go looking for a fight. This mentality would find itself of use when Hooper enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 in the summer of 1955. There he served until 1961 when he left for the Army. Joe served multiple tours of duty in Vietnam, one from 1966-67 and another from 1967-68, with D company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He would return to action in 1969 with special permission from the president.

A copy of the General Order awarding CMH is here.

check out the YouTube video here.

 

Medal of Honor Winner Foil’s NBA’s Destruction Attempt

 FIREBASE BASTOGNE - Four NVA soldiers recently had their attempts to destroy several American helicopters foiled by Medal of Honor winner 2LT Joe Hooper, Zillah, Wash., Co. A, 2nd Bn. (Ambl.), 501st Inf. and four men of his platoon, near FB Bastogne.

"We CAed into a small LZ," said 2LT Hooper, "As soon as I got off the bird, four NVA soldiers opened up on us with small arms fire and hand grenades. My bird was the only one to land and there were five of us on it."

As the rest of his platoon circled above, Hooper directed his four-man squad to engage the enemy with what weapons they had. In the initial contact, the five Drive On troopers killed two NVA soldiers and wounded the other two.

As the fighting continued, Hooper called in air strikes and ARA on the enemy position. By noon the enemy fire had ceased and Hooper called in the remainder of his platoon, who linked up with the 1st Plat. and the two units searched for the enemy. (more)

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  Joe Ronnie Hooper. is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Arlington National Cemetery web site has a great tribute to him:

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jrhooper.htm

More Joe Hooper web pages include:

http://www.mishalov.com/Hooper.html

http://mickmck707.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/sgt-joe-hooper-101st-airborne-div-medal-of-honor-recipent/

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Joe_Hooper_(soldier)

http://en.allexperts.com/e/j/jo/joe_hooper_(soldier).htm

The Delta Raiders have a great tribute to Joe Hooper here.

 

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MIA

 

Name:

BISHOP EDWARD JAMES JR.

Rank/Branch: Staff Sergeant/US Army 
Unit: Company A, 
2nd Battalion,
501st Infantry, 
101st Airborne Division 
Date of Birth: 27 January 1949
Home of Record: Hartford, CT
Date of Loss: 29 April 1970 
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162622N  1071704E  (YD439188)
Click coordinates to view (4) maps
Status in 1973: Missing in Action 
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground 
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing) 
Wall Location Panel 11W - Line 66
His tour began on Apr 29, 1970. Casualty was on Aug 29, 1968 in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM (FIREBASE GRANITE), Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY. He was declared KIA on 08-29-78. His body was never recovered.
 
More about Ed Bishop here.

 

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GEORGE GURAVAGE

 

George Guravage

George's address was 57 Pershing Road, Clifton, NJ. He died Apr 18 2008.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=george-guravage&pid=108201057

 


The photos for George Guravage were provided by Tibor Kiraly.
     

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MCCLINTON BUCKSON

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HAROLD BRASHEAR

Harold Ray Brashear was an Alpha Original (68). He passed 13 Aug 2016.
 
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ENRIQUE DEGRACIA

 

Enrique passed 1 Jun 2017. He served two tours in Vietnam.
 

 

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SAMUEL E. FLEMMONS

 

Samuel E. Flemmons from Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed 6 Sep 2002.
 

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DAVID FREDERICK GILBERT

David Frederick Gilbert (initially from Ione, CA... moved to Panama CIty, FL) passed 6 Sep 2002.
 

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ROGER GILLIAM

 

Roger Gilliam from Jeffersonville, IN passed 18 May 2016.

http://legacy.legacyindiana.com/tribute/details/930/Roger-Gilliam/obituary.html

 

 

JOHN JOSEPH "RENEGADE" HERNANDEZ

 

John Joseph "Renegade" Hernandez from Houston, TX passed 17 Jun 2015.
 

 

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ALLEN KINNER

 
Allen Kinner of Eaton, OH (formerly Lilitz, PA) passed on 14 oct 2015.

http://www.barnesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Allen-L.-Kinner/Eaton-OH/1552115

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RALPH LEE "KORKY" KORBACHER

 

Ralph Lee Korky Korbacher passed 2002.
 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15898264

 

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TIMOTHY E. MATHIS

 

 

 

 

 

JESTER JAMES MATTE

 

 
Jester James Matte passed on Mar 20, 2014.

 

 

MORRISE LEE NETTER

 

 
Sgt. Morrise Lee Netter (Original 68) was born 2/14/1944 in Natchez, MS. He passed away 11/11/2014 in Lakewood, WA.

 

 

CHARLES QUASH

 

 
 
 
Charles Quash Newport News, Virginia (Original 67)....arrived at Fort Campbell, KY, from the 82nd Airborne, in 1967 and was assigned to Weapons Platoon. He went with A Company to Vietnam, December 1967. Quash won 3 Purple Hearts and they had to order him out of combat. Quash retired from the U. S. Army as either a Master Sergeant or a First Sergeant E-8. Charles passed 1 June 2009. I have removed him from our "Lost Avengers" list.

 

 

 

TOMAS L. RODRIGUEZ

 


FSB Panther II (aka FSB Arrow), summer 1969
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 16, 2009 - RODRIGUEZ, Tomas L. June 9, 1948 - July 11, 2009 (61), a resident of Mar Vista, CA, passed away on July 11, 2009 at VA Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1948 in Santa Monica, CA to Ramiro and Maria Rodriguez. Tomas served in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. He is survived by his wife Bertha, three sons Tomas Jr., Robert and Mark, one grandson Thomas, five sisters Delia Carrasco, Virginia Kinney, Margaret and Gracie Rodriguez, Linda Barajas and three brothers Ramiro Jr., Jose and Armando, all from the Bay Area. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 17 at Gates, Kingsley & Gates, 4220 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA. The mass services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sat., July 18, St. Augustine, 3850 Jasmine Ave., Culver City, CA. The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

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JOHN SCHORR

 

 
     
 
 
John H. Schorr, 55, of Leechburg died Tuesday (July 20, 2004) in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Born Feb. 3, 1949, in Gas City, Ind., he lived in Wheeling, W.Va., before moving to Leechburg. He was originally from wheeling WV, but spent much of his adult life in Pittsburgh. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Schorr was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and volunteered at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pittsburgh.

In 2002 John and his daughter Lisa wrote us to see if they could make contact with anyone who was on FSB Henderson with him on . Below is their entry in our Guestbook. Her new email is schorrlisa@gmail.com.
 
"First of all, WELCOME HOME TO ALL YOU VETS! My father (John Schorr) and I are trying to get in touch with anyone who was in 2nd of the 501st on fire support base Henderson on May 6, 1970. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any info. Lisa - spunkysadie@yahoo.com Thanks & God Bless."
 

 

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RONALD L SVARD

 

 
Ronald Leroy Svard, formerly of Summerton, South Carolina (Jan 1971 roster), lived in Breckenridge, MN died Aug. 28, 2017, after a struggle with cancer.

 

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RICHARD ROBERT THOMPSON, JR.

 

Richard Robert Thompson Jr., (02 Sep 1947 - 28 Dec 2009), died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was born in Bangor, and was a Vietnam veteran having served with the 101st Airborne Infantry Division. Richard married Arlene Bowden, May 10, 1974. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and truly enjoyed times shared hunting, fishing, ice fishing and camping with family. In the Maine Sportsman December 1980 issue, he was quoted "It was one of the best experience that my father and I have enjoyed together and I hope other fathers and sons get a chance to experience a moose hunt." He and his wife, Arlene, shared a special fishing expedition to Lake Ontario with his cousin, Gary Pinkham and his wife, Linda, and he especially enjoyed fishing on East Grand Lake. Above all else, Dick was a loving and devoted family man, who always put his family first. He was also a genuine, hardworking, straight-shooting guy and was employed as a machinist foreman for General Electric, retiring after 34 years of service.
 
 

 

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AVERY J TUCKER

 

Avery J. Tucker - Birth: Mar. 5, 1943, Death: Dec. 6, 1999

 

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MICHAEL J VEENEMA

 


Michael was born in 1949 and he passed in 1997, He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Alma, Michigan.

 

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PETER WARNES

 


Peter Warnes of West Haven, CT (originally from Guilford, CT.) passed in Negril, Jamaica while on vacation on 18 Apr 2006. He was born in Derby, Feb. 3, 1940 .He is survived by 2 sons, Peter W. Warnes, Jr. of Ansonia and Christopher W. Warnes of Guilford and a daughter, Elena N. Warnes of Guilford. He also leaves friend and ex-wife, Nancy E. Lettiero of Guilford. He served in the US Army, 101 Airborne Division during Vietnam (Original 68).

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ROBERT MATTHEWS

 


Robert ‘Bobby’ Reed Matthews, age 68, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 on Tuesday, June20 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. Burial will take place with full military honors, provided by The Florence Veteran’s Honor Guard, in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:oo until 8:00 at the funeral home.

Born March 26, 1949 in Florence, he was the son of the late Jay Matthews and the late Wilma Morris Matthews Coats. Bobby served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles”. He was a two year veteran of the Vietnam War, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Matthews then went to Lay-Z-Boy and had worked there for thirty-five years at his retirement. “He was a hero to us all. He loved his country with all of his heart. Anyone who met him fell in love with him. He always had a smile, a hug, and a kiss to share.” Bobby was a member of Palmetto Street Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Irma R. Matthews, a daughter, Barbara Player and a son Robbie Matthews, all of Florence: grandchildren: Brian Player, Amanda Player, Reed (April) Matthews, Dustin Matthews, Miranda Matthews, Ashley Matthews and great grandchildren: Caleb, Audrey, Bryson, Sarah Grace, Aiden and Levi; brothers: Sonny (Nancy) Matthews of Effingham, Billy Matthews, and Ronnie (Debbie) Matthews, all of Florence; sisters: Margaret (Foster) Sanders, Suzy (Jeff) Toler all of Timmonsville, and Debbie Threadgill of Maggie Valley, NC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jesse “PeeWee” Matthews, Pender Matthews, Doug Coats and a sister, Darlene (George) Weatherford.

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EARL F. WINSLOW

 

Earl F. Winslow of Eastman died unexpectedly Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home. He was born June 9, 1948 in Shullsburg, WI the son of Roy and Marjorie (Walrack) Winslow. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Shirley Taylor May 21, 1990 in Cherry Valley, IL. Earl worked for Chrysler in Rockford, IL as a body man until his retirement. He is survived by his sons, Matthew of LaCrosse, WI, Brian of Rockford, IL and Travis of Cherry Valley, IL, his brothers, Duane, Dean and Allen. He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother Kenny.

 

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KENNETH L. YOUNG

 

Kenneth L. Young, Sr., 69, of Cutler, Ohio, passed away at 7:47 pm, Monday, November 30, 2015, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg. He was born December 29, 1945, in Marietta a son of William and Virginia Mugrage Young. Kenneth was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 5108, American Legion and DAV, and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

 

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EDWARD  R. YOST

 


I believe this is Sgt. Edward R. Yost who was a 1968 "Alpha Original" from Illinois.

Birth: Sep. 13, 1949 - Death: Oct. 13, 2007

 

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