Guestbook for airassault.bizhosting.com
Name:James Castello
Email:jcastello101@attbi.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
101st Airborne Division - Vietnam
Comments:Copied by webmaster: Name: James Castello E-mail address: jcastello101@attbi.com unit(s) served with: Delta 1/501 dates in country: 1968-1969 Comments: I arrived in Nam in june 1968 TET had already gone by.I was not a paratrooper. I was assigned to the 101st because I was told they were combat inefficient...not enough airborne personnel to fill the ranks..This should be evidence why the "Air Assault Badge should be issued retroactively...Talk about not having training..We were not allowed to wear the glider patch, or wings, and I didn't mind.. you know why? because I never went to jump school.. I didn't want anything on my uniform that I could not proudly explain..be it a civilian or another combat vet.But for the urgent request(s) made of us by the service under combat situations where we had no choice but to obey..it is only fitting, proper and moral that all 1st Calvary and 101st Airmobile unit(s) who are
June 3, 2003 14:13:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Air Assault Parity Coalition
Comments:Response to Stephen D. Karschner: The whole point of this website and organization is recognition for ALL COMBAT VETS who made air assaults (one or more) in the Republic of Vietnam
June 3, 2003 14:10:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Stephen D. Karschner
Email:oh6_driver@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
No place in particular..........
Comments:It is my understanding that those of us that went through SERTS In Country do not qualify for the Air Assult Badge. I went through at Camp Evans in June of 1971. Is there going to be some changes so as to include those of us that went through the training and utilized the training in combat? Thank you, Stephen D. Karschner, CW2 U.S. Army, Ret.
May 31, 2003 18:52:45 (GMT Time)



Name:greg humes
Email:sgtgregh@insightbb.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
arcadia, in
Comments:I was with 196 LIB and we were air assaulted on every mission, we recieved air medals
May 26, 2003 15:59:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard(Dickey) Randolph
Email:kauadi@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MS.
Comments:I was with the 2/506th 70-71.Me and the others in my Company made over 37 CA's several of us recieved Air Medals.I belive we all deserve the Air Asault Badge or Airmobile Bage.Lets all hope we get what we deserve.Welcome Brothers.
May 23, 2003 03:11:07 (GMT Time)



Name:John Vasko
Email:jvaskojr@carolina.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Currently Charlotte, NC
Comments:Hi, I had the good fortune of serving with one of the finest outfits ever during my last tour in Vietnam. I was assigned to C 2/17 Cav, 101st Abn(AASLT). I went through SERTS and participated in a number of Air Assaults. I would like to have been awarded the Air Assault badge. I think we earned it. God Bless all of you guys, Active, Retired and Served With. You are all great! CWO4 John Vasko, USA, Retired
May 22, 2003 14:36:36 (GMT Time)



Name:John loeffler
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Junction, Tx.
Comments:Served in C/Trp 2/17 Cav 101st. 70-71 Phu Bai. Captain- Huey Pilot. "Condor 42" Primary duty air assault teams in Ashau Valley....
May 22, 2003 13:28:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Malcolm W "Mac" Jones
Email:Condor03@earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Melbourne Beach, Fl 32951
Comments:Hi, Appreciate your efforts...but what's this "honorary" Air Assault Badge for Vietnam vets. I attended the SERTS at Camp Evans and then flew 500 hours in the 2/17 Air Cav in UH-1H's doing the MISSION!!! So now I want an "honorary" Air assault Badge...I think not. I saw Eagle 6's comments...so just change the AR and let's get the men who really earned the Badge the right to wear it. This is too simple a concept not to be realized. I was in the 101st for 10 years and flew missions for the Air Assault School...I never attended it because I knew I was already qualified.
May 21, 2003 02:57:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Thomas Hook
Email:thomas.hook@fuse.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kentucky
Comments:Served with 101 st airborne 1970-1971, a/2/501, e/2/501, e/2/327. Nice to hear about this stuff. Send me more info.
May 16, 2003 03:50:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul ( DOC-ROSEY ) Rosenberg
Email:paulr@tcsn.net
HomePage:http://N/A
Where are
you from:
Paso Robles, California
Comments:I was the last Combat Medic to serve with Co.L, 75th. Inf(LRRP/RANGER),101st.ABN.DIV.ICorps. Republic of Vietnam. Good Luck on your Retro/Vietnam "Air Assult" Badge Campaign ! Seems The Army doesn't want to the RIGHT THING for any of us who served in Vietnam !They still haven't Awarded an "OFFICAL" Combat Shoulder Patch and/or Scroll for anyone who served with any of the LRRP/RANGER Companys in Vietnam! They have already set a prescient by awarding the Gold&Black "RANGER" Scroll to all WW-II Veterans who served in "RANGER" Companys, & Awarded the Black&Red&White "RANGER#COMPANY" Scroll for our Korea Veteran Brothers ! Leaves one to think that the U.S.Army doesn't feel that the Vietnam Veterans Blood&Scrafices are worthy of the SAME Respect and Honor that American History & Tradition has bestowed upon ALL it's VETERANS Before, & After the Vietnam War ! ! ! As Always, Ever Vigilant. . .Lest We Forget ! DOC-ROSEY ~Sua Sponte ~ Semper Fidelis~ I also served in the USMC / ANGLICO .
May 14, 2003 12:56:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul ( DOC-ROSEY ) Rosenberg
Email:paulr@tcsn.net
HomePage:http://N/A
Where are
you from:
Paso Robles, California
Comments:I was the last Combat Medic to serve with Co.L, 75th. Inf(LRRP/RANGER),101st.ABN.DIV.ICorps. Republic of Vietnam. Good Luck on your "Air Assult" badge Campaign ! Seems The Army doesn't want to the RIGHT THING for any of us who served in Vietnam !They still haven't Awarded an "OFFICAL" Combat Shoulder Patch and/or Scroll for anyone who served with any of the LRRP/RANGER Companys in Vietnam! They have already set a prescient
May 14, 2003 12:35:58 (GMT Time)



Name:James W Monroe
Email:daiuy19@earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
So Cal
Comments:long over due! would like to see the old Air Assualt Badges come back for us old Nam Vets. If not that, then the current ones would be the next best thing.
May 13, 2003 23:18:54 (GMT Time)



Name:CHRIS LEE CHRISTENSON
Email:chrislee2@centurytel.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Now Kalispell Mt.
Comments:
May 13, 2003 23:04:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Gene A McGee
Email:motorcycle@adelphia.net
HomePage:http://users.adelphia.net/~motorcycle
Where are
you from:
Buffalo NY
Comments:Was with the 326th Engr 101st in the a Shau Valley in 69-70 and I never see many people on here from the Engrs? Why we jumped out of chopper in to hot lz's to build fire base and LZ's to get guys in and out and we never seam to get Any thing. I am trying to find after action reports for the 326 engrs and so far I have found nothing I am in need of them for my PTSD claim. If any one can help please e-mail me. Welcome home all Gene
May 13, 2003 01:18:25 (GMT Time)



Name:charles r riddle
Email:prriddle@wnclink,com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
spruce pine n,c.
Comments:served with 101st 501st infantry from 11-68 to 11-69 vietnam
May 11, 2003 23:53:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank McBride
Email:Mcbride@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
West Virginia
Comments:Was with C. 1/502 67 69 I remember when it was airborne thin changed to airmobile then to air assault We where the pioneers of airassault
May 9, 2003 14:54:25 (GMT Time)



Name:keith madell
Email:schimpy@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
wisconsin
Comments:B co 159th avn 68/69
May 3, 2003 03:52:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank Young
Email:FKCMY5@AOL.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Herndon, VA
Comments:Served with 'D' Co. 1/7 from 11-66 to 10-67 as FO. Never received Air Medal and was told it was a communication problem. After being Medivac'd the infantry never sent forward all the combat air assults I completed. Gary Owen
April 28, 2003 19:46:06 (GMT Time)



Name:mugu
Email:mugu@mugu.com
HomePage:none
Where are
you from:
lome
Comments:keep off oooooooooo
April 24, 2003 12:28:09 (GMT Time)



Name:joe l everitt
Email:cfeveritt@eastex.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
hendersontex
Comments:liked your art vnmag keepup the good work co D 2\8 1 cav 67\68
April 24, 2003 04:50:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Quitman Lockley
Email:quitman@netdoor.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
BCo 2/502 67-68
Comments:We earned "COMBAT" Air Assault Wings. Anybody who has been on a HOT LZ will agree. We must not let this issue die!
April 23, 2003 12:06:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Ruben Yanez
Email:ryanez@pharrtennis.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Austin TX
Comments:Was with C Co 2/506 101st Vietnam 70-71. FSB RIPCORD. We were ca'd almost everywhere we went
April 16, 2003 03:13:55 (GMT Time)



Name:patrick s knowles
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
loxley al
Comments:i was with atrp 1/9 1st air cav 67-68 viet nam
April 9, 2003 19:29:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Umberger
Email:JimUmberger@Yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
WV
Comments:Yes .........Good idea...lost count of my CA's but I'd be cool with the wings.
April 4, 2003 23:09:25 (GMT Time)



Name:
Email:
HomePage:http://
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you from:
Comments:
April 4, 2003 18:45:58 (GMT Time)



Name:GENE T. EVANS
Email:JMEVANS@CITILINK.NET
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
WEST VIRGINIA
Comments:101ST AIRBORNE 506TH CURRAHEE 1957 TO 1960.
April 1, 2003 02:41:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Bud Palmatory
Email:airbornevet@fm.paratrooper.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alabama
Comments:Served in Vietnam with B Co. 1/506th Airborne Infantry as a Combat Medic in 1968. I support what you are trying to do. Hello to all you fellow troopers out there.
March 26, 2003 12:40:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Shwanda Mizner
Email:shwanda.mizner@hoffman.army.mil
HomePage:https://www.perscom.army.mil/tagd/awards/
Where are
you from:
PERSCOM Awards Branch
Comments:Nice Website.
March 24, 2003 18:20:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis Frederick
Email:dennisfrederick@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
detroit michigan
Comments:Ft. Campbell 1960/1962 506 inf. co. A YOU GUYS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED YOUR BADGES BACK WHEN YOU DID IT. NOT 30 SOME YRS. LATER.
March 23, 2003 14:25:58 (GMT Time)



Name:dave pfeifer
Email:crymedic@pcmagic.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
anaheim, calif.
Comments:docdave---- 101st airborne/1st/501st inf[airmoble] B/co.-2nd plt.medic lzsally,north. I corps 7/69-7/70
March 9, 2003 08:24:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike Teutschman
Email:mike.d.teutschman@boeing.com
HomePage:http://www.geocities.com/shera425
Where are
you from:
Seattle area
Comments:I went to Pathfinder School and then on to Vietnam with the 268th Pathfinder Det, 1st Avn Bge and doorgunned with the 129th AHC for a short time. We supported the ROK's and the 173rd Airborne Bge on many CA's. Our motto was First In, Last Out.....I agree, if you participated in a combat assault, you have earned the Air Assault Badge. Keep up the fight
March 4, 2003 18:03:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Pete King
Email:hobman101@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Sacramento, CA
Comments:I fully support your efforts. I am one of the few infantry men to receive the air medal while in Vietnam. Would like to hear more about your efforts. See you in Reno.
March 2, 2003 22:09:08 (GMT Time)



Name:James "Doc" Feliciano
Email:A1502NamDoc@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Liverpool, NY
Comments:Guy, Thanks for all your hard work on all of our behalfs...we earned this award with our Blood, Sweat and Tears. 1st Platoon medic, A 1/502, 68-69
Febuary 27, 2003 14:55:14 (GMT Time)



Name:art crawford
Email:artc11sf@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
new york
Comments:doing a great job.
Febuary 27, 2003 03:16:19 (GMT Time)



Name:John R. Fair
Email:jtexfair@tstar.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tow, Texas
Comments:I was wondering if they had ever gotten approval for the Air Assault Badge for us yet? After all we were the ones who put it into reality as guinea pigs.
Febuary 27, 2003 02:10:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Landis Bargatze
Email:lebargatze@webtv.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
St Louis
Comments:Would the AAB be considered for 'leg' infantry? My unit A-1-8/4ID was in many CA's during '67-68 in the Central Highlands. Landis Bargatze A-1-8/4ID '67-68
Febuary 27, 2003 02:04:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Kenneth Risley
Email:teardrp9@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kansas
Comments:As a member of 11th Air Assault Div (Test), I feel the original Air Assault Badge should be awarded for combat air assaults. The current Air Assault Badge should be awarded to graduates of an air assault school. At any rate, I will continue to wear my original Air Assault Badge. The "Boss" said I could.
Febuary 25, 2003 05:03:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Dan L. Bayes
Email:dandiann@kansas.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manhattan, KS
Comments:Welcome Home Brothers! Served with Co. Co, 3/187th from 6/69-6/70. Thanks for another informative and helpful web site.
Febuary 24, 2003 16:50:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Jon Quick
Email:quickjon@earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lawrence, Kansas
Comments:Will I be notified if this goes through?
Febuary 22, 2003 15:34:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Lt General H.C. Birdwell
Email:rocky@worldaccessnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Washington State
Comments:I am in total support of your efforts to have the Air Assault Badge awarded to those who meet the requirments you set forth from the start. I have a copy of my award for the door gunner crewman wings and think I should also be awarded the Badge. It never got on my DD214 and feel lucky to have these orders to prove I did get them. I also talked with Lt General Graham a former Airborne, Ranger, Infantry, Special Forces, and yes he has the early Air Assault Bagde and he is giving you his support also. He also did four tours in VN. He is Commanding General with the United States National Defense Service Corps. I am Lt. General H.C.Birdwell, Commandant with the USAVHSSC. Combat Brothers forever!!!!!!!!!!
Febuary 21, 2003 04:57:24 (GMT Time)



Name:johnny.w.wilson
Email:willow27@bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Covington, Georgia
Comments:My best friend, S/S/Sgt. Co. B 1st 8th Cav. 1st-1st Cav.Div. killed 2-16-1968 Quang Tri Prov. Would like to hear from anyone who knew Tommy. Best Wishes to all. Sincerely, J.W. Wilson
Febuary 20, 2003 01:31:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Neil Laughy
Email:Atbuzzersp@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Oklahoma
Comments:Been a civ for 3 decades so haven't kept up w/awards. Astonished to read about Air Assault Badge situation. Having been FO, AO, LNO in 1st Air Cav, I believe every Vietnam vet who participated in combat air assaults should be authorized to wear the badge. I'll even make room on my civies. Keep up the good fight for all vets.
Febuary 18, 2003 20:33:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Neil Laughy
Email:Atbuzzersp@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Oklahoma
Comments:Been a civ for 3 decades so haven't kept up w/awards. Astonished to read about Air Assault Badge situation. Having been FO, AO, LNO in 1st Air Cav, I believe every Vietnam vet who participated in combat air assaults should be authorized to wear the badge. I'll even make room on my civies. Keep up the good fight for all vets.
Febuary 18, 2003 20:33:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Neil Laughy
Email:Atbuzzersp@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Oklahoma
Comments:Been a civ for 3 decades so haven't kept up w/awards. Astonished to read about Air Assault Badge situation. Having been FO, AO, LNO in 1st Air Cav, I believe every Vietnam vet who participated in combat air assaults should be authorized to wear the badge. I'll even make room on my civies. Keep up the good fight for all vets.
Febuary 18, 2003 20:33:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Neil Laughy
Email:Atbuzzersp@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Oklahoma
Comments:Been a civ for 3 decades so haven't kept up w/awards. Astonished to read about Air Assault Badge situation. Having been FO, AO, LNO in 1st Air Cav, I believe every Vietnam vet who participated in combat air assaults should be authorized to wear the badge. I'll even make room on my civies. Keep up the good fight for all vets.
Febuary 18, 2003 20:33:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://airassault.bizhosting.com
Where are
you from:
Response to Howell C. Birdwell
Comments:Plans for the retroactive Air Assault Badge are for any soldier who has performed one or more combat air assaults including aircrew personnel.
Febuary 18, 2003 15:11:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Howell C. Birdwell
Email:rocky@worldaccessnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Washington State
Comments:This is my 2nd time to respond. I have a copy of the orders awarding me crew member wing for 16 missions as a door gunner against a hostile force in VN would I qualify for Air assault bage?? I would think so. I jump out of that Helicopter a few times myself to help others. But, I did not go to a school. I think that it would have to be awarded to all helicopter units that made missions around VN. I would think that would be air assault.
Febuary 18, 2003 04:00:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Timothy J.Stem
Email:cobra 686@omniglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Org Parma Ohio now Ingram Texas
Comments:I was in the Nam 65-66 was with the 129 AirAssult co. crewchief on gun ship,,shot between the eye,have pictures to prove it gunner took them he said nobody would beleive it..went through motor attacks,went into many hot LZ's many different operations w 173rd--101st--4th inf--many arvns drop offs had over 100 bullet holes in my chopper did the same thing a grunt would do..do I get a cib no wrong mos BS
Febuary 15, 2003 13:36:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Alan J. Golden
Email:
HomePage:http://fsbtbone@pa online.com
Where are
you from:
Comments:Cco.2/501 101 RVN. 67/68
Febuary 14, 2003 22:57:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Douglas R. Smith
Email:res1pe0u@verizon.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Atl., Ga. and Bartow, Fla.
Comments:Awarded or not; we wore the Air Assault wings along with Airborne wings and the 11th Airborne patch with Air Assault tab. I was stationed at Ft. Benning at Sand Hill in 1964 (Co. C 2/511)Also, I was the trooper that got hung up and dragged during "rappel" training and waded the creek's searching for "parts after 2 of our "choppers" crashed. "All the way"
Febuary 14, 2003 16:56:42 (GMT Time)



Name:james "Casanova" Castello
Email:jcastello101@attbi.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chicago aka Chi-Town
Comments:I'm proud to read that the 101st is still kicking ass I'm all for that award it's not like we didn't earn it. A good metaphor for the award is having sung a song and never had it recorded. No different than that. Delta Company 1/501st 1968-1969. If you need me call me I'll always be available.The only bunch of guys I would take a bullet for. Still a lot of fighting left in this grunt.Kilsaddam
Febuary 13, 2003 00:11:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Lonnie Shoultz
Email:lshoultz@gulftel.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Foley, AL
Comments:CAs with 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne (1965-1966) and with 5th Special Forces Group (1966-1967).
Febuary 12, 2003 00:27:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Bo
Email:Prowlerden
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Colorado
Comments:RVN 69-70-71 3d Squadron 5th Cavalry(Black Knights) reconnaissance squadron 9th Inf. Div. C Troop attached to: 1/5 Inf. Div.(Mechanized) Camp Red Devil, Quang Tri/Dong Ha DMZ If you are wounded I will carry you If you are captured I will come for you If you killed, I will always remember you U.S.Cavalry Adios for now
Febuary 11, 2003 05:18:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Walter Tangel
Email:WTangel@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
TN via NY and KY
Comments:101st Airborne DIVARTY RVN, '68 to '69. My unit, B Btry, 2/11th FA, always moved by air except for one occasion during my time in-country. We made a road march from Sally to Jack in Oct. '68, when we took over the 1st CAV's AO. I preferred the CH-54's to move our 155's over the 5 ton prime mover. In terms of rigging loads, backhauling material, landing helicopters, our guys were as expert as any who attended a formal air assault school. We learned OJT, like everyone else in the 101st. Only lost a load one time (net load carried by a Chinook. What a great report of survey. Enough material to fill a batallion of Chinooks!
Febuary 11, 2003 04:45:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Walter Tangel
Email:WTangel@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
TN via NY and KY
Comments:101st Airborne DIVARTY RVN, '68 to '69
Febuary 11, 2003 04:32:21 (GMT Time)



Name:keith c woods
Email:keithcwoods51@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://yahoo.com
Where are
you from:
south carlonia
Comments:i, agree, that air assualt, sould get cibair assault rateing, prior airassault,101 st ABN Vietnam,with 2/11/c/battry arty, humped the boonies, got bronze star, arcoms etc. airassault. Cib would be the top.vietnam70/71 (CHICKEN MAN, HE IS EVERYWHERE, HIS EVERYWHERE.)
Febuary 11, 2003 01:08:30 (GMT Time)



Name:keith c woods
Email:keithcwoods51@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://yahoo.com
Where are
you from:
south carlonia
Comments:i, agree, that air assualt, sould get cibair assault retating, prior airassault,101 st ABN Vietnam
Febuary 11, 2003 01:02:51 (GMT Time)



Name:jim barrett
Email:jim.barrett@worldnet.att.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
south bend,in
Comments:Saw the story in feb. issue of Vietnam magazine, keep up the fight for this award. its not that we deserve this, we earned this many times over. Did two tours in Vietnam serving with B1/35 25th Inf Div, B1/506 101st Airborne, HHC 1/508th recon/lrp 82nd Airborne. I remember back then that we were to be awarded the Air Assault Badge but never saw it happen. I often wondered later on what ever happened on the medal/badge issue. Keep us informed and thanks for all your efforts. AIRBORNE!!!
Febuary 8, 2003 20:51:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Douglas Lindsey
Email:tarbuckettwo9er@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I was the Artillery Forward Observer with C 1/7th Cav from 9/66 to 4/67, Crowsfoot, Bong Son, An lao Valley. I received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. Of course I did not receive the CIB because I was Artillery but I humped those mountains and flew those air assaults just the same and thought myself more of a grunt than a cannon cocker. I suppose a new badge is ok and I hope you get it, but to me, the Air Medal is tops. Garry Owen.
Febuary 8, 2003 13:06:04 (GMT Time)



Name:David Williamson
Email:dowd179@ahtd.state.ar.us
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Malvern , Arkansas
Comments:Well well, the training for the air assualt badge issued today was established during the Vietnam "WAR". unassing the bird, getting on the darn thing and hitting a "HOT LZ" was established in Vietnam long before the air assult was considered. We layed the ground work and DESERVE this award. I know air assualt because I actually "AIR ASSUALTED" many many times. How about awarding me one. I served with Company C 2/327th Infantry 101st Airborne 69-70-71.
Febuary 7, 2003 12:55:39 (GMT Time)



Name:jeff
Email:keepoff@yahoo.com ooooooooooooooooooooooooo
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:keepoff in this guestbook
Febuary 6, 2003 14:20:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry
Email:jmmgj5@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I know that during a period of time, the air medal was not authorized for Inf. soldiers. Why I do not know. If you can go to the army regulation on awards, it shows the dates and who qualify for the award. I would guess that about a fourth of the soldiers who have the air medal with order are not valid. I don't understand how one year it is authorized, the next it is not and then the next year it is. I really think that company & sqdn commanders just did not want grunts to have these awards. I believe that considered them only for pilots and crews. It is hard to understand how tight in VN they were for award, but now high awards are being given out for just being there. Examp. soldier & his dog received bronze star for dog smelling explosive in vehicle & Purple Heart for another soldier breaking leg in cave w/no combat at the time.
Febuary 3, 2003 05:27:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Henry Burke
Email:hank3217@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Brooklyn, NY
Comments:I wish all you fellows the best, but at our age does it really matter. It took me thirty-five years to find out that I had been awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device. I think it's too late to change our lives now. Good luck to you all and God bless you for your service to the country
Febuary 3, 2003 00:51:01 (GMT Time)



Name:David Rippeto
Email:davidrippeto@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Severn, Maryland
Comments:I served as a Platoon Leader and Company XO with B Company, 2nd Bn, 7th Cav, 1st Air Cav Divfrom May 69 to May 70. Seems to me that folks who served in an Air Mobile Division, had an Infantry MOS, and were awarded the CIB and Air Medal during their tour(s) in VN, should be eligible for the Air Assault badge regardless of whether or not they attended a "formal" Air Assault school. The school of "hard knocks" should count for something. God bless you all, with or without the Air Assault Badge.
Febuary 2, 2003 22:09:08 (GMT Time)



Name:TROY R. PORTER
Email:portert@wood.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dixon, Mo.
Comments:Served with C/2/506 and 3rd Bde Air Cav.(minicav) 101st Abn.1969-1970 We were trained in air assault ops. at Camp Eagle by Division Pathfinders and Rangers from L Co. 75 Regt. Keep up the good fight. The badge is deserved and should be awarded to all of us who made combat air assaults.
January 30, 2003 20:27:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Curtis L. DeMuth
Email:curtis.demuth@us.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Richmond, VA
Comments:I am currently in the US Army Reserve and one of the smaller growing number of former draftees and VN Vets still active in the Armed Forces. I was a member of D Troop 7/17 Air Cav 1 AV Bde, Pleiku VN 1996-70. I am still 11B (grunt) MOS and was in ground recon in VN. I am authorized the CIB and Air Medal from Vietnam. I am interested in the authorization of wear of the Air Assault Badge as I see your organization is pursuing for the 101st. Are there any links about this process other than yours? God Bless all who served and welcome home from one who cares. MSG Curt DeMuth
January 30, 2003 17:25:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Clarification for CSM Gates
Comments:The original Air Assault badge (11th Air Assault) was issued in 1964 - before the 1st Cav was reactivated. All the history is here in these pages. Leave your email so we can communicate. Thanks for checking in. Doc Lamunyon
January 30, 2003 02:15:29 (GMT Time)



Name:CSM(RET) Jim Gates
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Don't want to make waves, but the 1st Bde 101st ABN was there first before the 1st CAV in 65. We cleared the area for you to set up your base camp next to "Cong Mtn." We conducted numerous air assault while clearing.
January 29, 2003 20:36:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Lenard Blachly
Email:trikat@coho.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Washington State
Comments:"There is an issue with the Army about the `authorization to wear` statement. Petraueus (MG 101st) has been advised that he may be overstepping his authority". Just a thought, they (Army) don't seem to get it. Lenard Blachly B Co 2/501 Inf. 101st ABN 69-70
January 29, 2003 06:13:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank Greenleaf
Email:fluffnkaren@clinic.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Westport Island, Maine
Comments:Great site! Served in B/1/12 Cav from June 1966-June 1967. It would seem that anyone who earned the CIB and Air Medal should qualify for the Air Assault Badge. Luck to all!!
January 28, 2003 19:57:20 (GMT Time)



Name:DAVE doc PFEIFER
Email:crymedic@pcmagic.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Anaheim, calif.
Comments:Checking in again to see if any progress made?Airborne all the way. docdave
January 25, 2003 22:25:15 (GMT Time)



Name:George E. Schorr
Email:georgegeno@cs.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chalmette, LA
Comments:To be sure that you have my correct e-mail address.
January 24, 2003 00:52:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Belinda (Barber) Bailey
Email:belinda@crossman.us
HomePage:http://www.barberclan.com
Where are
you from:
Gallipolis, Ohio
Comments:My name is Belinda, I am the daughter of Howard Barber who served in the vietnam in 1970/71. Howard was serving as a squad leader in Company B, Battalion 187th Regiment (Airmobile Infantry) 101st Airborne Division. Howard received the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for heroism in ground combat against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on March 12, 1970. This action took place during combat operations in Thua Thien Province. Howard also recieved these medals- 1. Efficiency·Honor·Fidelity, for good conduct 2. Military Merit Medal 3. National Defense Medal 4. A yellow, red, & green one that says Rpublic of Vietnam Service 5. A small pin for serving 6 months or more 6. A pin that says Rifle on it 7. A pin that has a picture of a rifle on it. 8. Heroic·Or·Merittorious·Achievement, which is the Bronze Star Medal. 9. The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device. 10. One that has blue and orange stripes on it with an eagle hanging from it with a number 3 on
January 23, 2003 04:43:22 (GMT Time)



Name:frank david carver
Email:woodenstairs@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
west virginia / florida in winter 3 BN 187 INF DIV 101 co E 1971
Comments:read your article in the feb. issue of vietnam magazine.i know that i qualify for the air assault badge because i was issued the following,combat infantryman badge,purple heart,bronze star and air medal.let me know how the fight is going. thanks
January 22, 2003 13:50:04 (GMT Time)



Name:frank david carver
Email:woodenstairs@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
west virginia / florida in winter
Comments:read your article in the feb. issue of vietnam magazine.i know that i qualify for the air assault badge because i was issued the following,combat infantryman badge,purple heart,bronze star and air medal.let me know how the fight is going. thanks
January 22, 2003 12:47:43 (GMT Time)



Name:pat o'leary
Email:patrick.oleary@dartmouth.edu
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
staten island, nyc..the rock
Comments:Thanks coalition for the great job. Everyone that wrote letter etc. We finally did it!!The Air Assualt Badge wil be worn with a great deal of pride!
January 21, 2003 20:38:43 (GMT Time)



Name:pat o'leary
Email:patrick.oleary@dartmouth.edu
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
staten island, nyc..the rock
Comments:
January 21, 2003 20:36:44 (GMT Time)



Name:chris burns
Email:burnst9@comcast.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments: Served with A/2/506/101 abn 11/67 to 7/68. Many never received Air Medals at that time since the word was you needed tail number of chopper. Do remember battalion and div headquarters staff received more medals than entire company after tet and 1st lt Darnell,company co refused to go to medal event untill directly ordered by 3rd brg col. Staff received air medals since they usually flew in the same chopper. Combat air assault ojt is the school of hard knocks which is the ultimate training method !!
January 19, 2003 20:24:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Mumblow
Email:bmumblow@intrstar.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chadbourn, NC
Comments:Was an FO with TF & A Co 1/327 1967-1968. Was assigned to HHC 3/506 when they came in country to Phan Thiet. My unit was HHB 2/320th Arty.Particpated in a lot of CA"s never got an Air Medal until my second tour as a AO.
January 18, 2003 04:40:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Mumblow
Email:bmumblow@intrstar.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chadbourn, NC
Comments:Was an FO with TF & A Co 1/327 1967-1968. Was assigned to HHC 3/506 when they came in country to Phan Thiet. My unit was HHB 2/320th Arty.
January 18, 2003 04:23:44 (GMT Time)



Name:art crawford
Email:artc11sf@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
pleasent valley ny 12569
Comments:served with CO A 3BN 7INF 199 LTINF BDE.1966 TO 1967. I CANT WAIT TO GO TO SCHOOL.
January 18, 2003 02:12:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry T Moseley
Email:jmmgj5@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florence Al
Comments:I served with the 10th Cav. 4th I D 67-68. Assigned to the Aero-Rifle Plt. of D Trp. D Trp was the air mobile trp & Aero-Rifle was a infantry Plt. assigned to Recon., Quick Reaction Force, search & rescue, blocking force & just plain old combat. Trained in air assault tatic & made more than a hundred air assaults, some good & some bad. Your cause is honorable be strong.
January 17, 2003 04:24:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Sgt Roger " Flip" Heilig
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I'm appalled that those of us who blazed the way are not included. 11th Air Assault, 6/65, 1st Cav, 7/65-9/67. I'd rather no one, than to be excluded!!! Besides, should have levels, like Airborne badges. Flip
January 16, 2003 16:23:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Sgt Roger " Flip" Heilig
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:I'm appalled that those of us who blazed the way are not included. 11th Air Assault, 6/65, 1st Cav, 7/65-9/67. I'd rather no one, than to be excluded!!!
January 16, 2003 16:21:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Walt McDonald
Email:Pavnhunter66@cs.com
HomePage:http://www.1-14th.com
Where are
you from:
Akron, Ohio
Comments:Was with A/1/14 25th Inf and we made over 35 combat assaults in 1966. I feel that those that made these Combat assaults should be deserved of the badge. Good Luck, Walt
January 15, 2003 16:58:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Da;e Grabb
Email:dlgbb@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Portland Oregon
Comments:11b2p4p/ 2nd of the 327th 68-69
January 14, 2003 04:05:21 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Anderson
Email:
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bridgewater, MA
Comments:Served with Co.A and Co.E Recon 3/187,101ABN 69-70.Every grunt I've talked to with a CIB also has a few Air Medals for "hot LZs" that were accounted for( many more that were not). DUH!!! It's a no brainer- of course we earned that citation!
January 13, 2003 18:26:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Gregory P. Thissen
Email:eli4982@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Minnesota
Comments:I served in the 101 airborn in nam and was involved in the air assult school and have pictures. It was a week of training at camp eagle I think any award is diserved as being recognized for being there at all is a wonder. thank you Gregory Thissen Co. B 1/327 101st
January 12, 2003 22:59:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Greg West ( was Sp4 West)
Email:robotguy@texas.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Akron Ohio - now Austin, Texas
Comments:Was with Co. C, Oct. '68 to Apr.'69, then with Co. A, April to August 69, 3/187, 101st Airborne Infantry. Charged Hamburger Hill all Eleven days and the last day had one clip of ammo left. Always enjoyed the chopper rides leaving the jungle rather than into the jungle !!. Welcome home buddies.
January 12, 2003 18:42:24 (GMT Time)



Name:john s parker
Email:danzinjjs@carolina.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Charlotte nc
Comments:I was in the 82 & the 1 Air Cav. During 1968-1970.
January 12, 2003 18:15:42 (GMT Time)



Name:john c mulhollan
Email:jm54@swt.edu
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
san marcos texas
Comments:101st airborne div band, camp eagle 1969
January 11, 2003 16:04:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Ted McCormick
Email:Max101st@centurytel.net
HomePage:http://www.mixedmediastudios.com/page12.html
Where are
you from:
Comments:
January 10, 2003 23:52:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Erick W. Miller
Email:author1997@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Salem, Wisconsin
Comments:I served with B-co. 1st Plt. 1st 327 Inf of 101sr Abn. '11,69-11,70. I am rappel qualified (training near Camp Eagle,1970)and have Air Medal from over 25 Combat Assaults and a few 'hot' LZ's. What else does a man have to do to qualify for this badge? Many men are in my shoes. Men with no CIB's are authorized this badge, yet we who pioneered these tactics under fire are not. Sounds like another parade we didn't get. Erick W. Miller
January 9, 2003 20:59:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Shannon Gillette
Email:shannon.gillette@ngb.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Iowa City
Comments:
January 8, 2003 16:23:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Shannon Gillette
Email:shannon.gillette@ngb.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Iowa City
Comments:Do you have any cool screen savers?
January 8, 2003 16:19:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Joseph m. Gurgone
Email:joeg@mohaveaz.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chicago Il. presently reside Bullhead City Az.
Comments:I served with the 2/12 air cav 1st cav div.in 1971. I was transferred to the 101st abn div 1/501 ambl. e co. while serving in both of these air assault divisions as a grunt, I had made my share of combat assaults to qualify. got 214 to back it up. how & when are we to be notified of authorization to wear the badge? what dept. is going to issue it?
January 7, 2003 23:10:03 (GMT Time)



Name:John J. Hernandez(Renegade)
Email:johnnhernandez338@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Alpha 2/501,'70-'71
Comments:After plenty of C.A.'s and hot L.Z.'s,these efforts are well placed and deserved.Count me in on any assistance. AIRBORNE-AIRMOBILE!!!
January 7, 2003 15:48:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Terrence J. Plank
Email:pscreagle6@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Napa, CA.
Comments:After more than sixty air assaults during the 1967-1968 campaign as a platoon and recon medic I wholeheartedly feel that we have more than earned the Air Assault Medal. I served with the 3/506 out of Phan Thiet and I am one of the original medics when the battalion was reformed in April of '67.
January 7, 2003 06:35:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Terrence J. Plank
Email:pscreagle6@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Napa, CA.
Comments:After more than sixty air assaults during the 1967-1968 campaign as a platoon and recon medic I wholeheartedly feel that we have more than earned the Air Assault Medal.
January 7, 2003 06:30:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Terrence J. Plank
Email:pscreagle6@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Napa, CA.
Comments:
January 7, 2003 06:28:29 (GMT Time)



Name:Martin H. Lujan
Email:mlujan@dot.co.pima.az.us
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:Thanks to all Air Assualt Grunts fighting another battle for deserved recognition. I served with the 9th Infantry and 25th Infantry in Vietnam. Did numerous air assualts. Frustrating to see many noncombat GIs wearing the AAB. Received the CIB, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal and VN Service Medals. It appears that the Army has turned the AAB--a badge of honor--honed in combat---to a one week training exercise. In Az I have seen the AAB worn by VN Veterans with the words "Combat Earned" printed across it. A way to vent their anger with the Army in not making the award of the AAB retroactive. This evening I have written letters to all the AZ Congressional delegation regarding this issue. Hang in there--we will get this done for us and for our brothers that gave it up in VN.
January 7, 2003 01:52:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Jochum
Email:rjochum@neb.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lincoln, NE
Comments:I did numerous CA's in Vietnam while with the 25th Infantry Division. I never could understand why we were not entitled to the Combat Air Assault Badge even after making numerous CA's. What is happening with this?
January 4, 2003 19:37:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Sandlin
Email:hjk1957@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Indiana
Comments:1/505th Co.A and D, Jan.1976 thru Nov.1977, Weapons Plt.
January 4, 2003 05:28:45 (GMT Time)



Name:David Williamson
Email:dowd179@ahtd.state.ar.us
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Little Rock Arkansas
Comments:Served with 2/327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Vietnam 1969-70-71. Saw a lot and speak of it little. If some one wants to award me an "Air Assualt Medal" thats fine. A bit late but fine. Did combat assualt's when combat assualts weren't cool. I live, so the memory stays. They are not forgotten, my friends, those who never came home. Give them the Air Assualt, me I am fine. Badges? Badges? I ain't got no stinking badges. give me one to lay on John Hardings grave. He would chuckle but accept it, if only he were alive.
January 3, 2003 19:26:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Dennis D. Blessing
Email:mariposaveterans@sti.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mariposa, California
Comments:I served with 2nd plt, B Co, 1/7 Cav, 1st Air Cavalry Div "airmobile" Mar 66 thur Mar 67 and I support the contention that combat veterans of Vietnam be awarded the Air Assault Badge retroactively. I was awarded two air medals for 65 combat air assaults in my year. Worst was May 5, 1966, Bong Son area, 2nd plt went from 34 to 12.
January 3, 2003 17:02:07 (GMT Time)



Name:DENNIS ISAAC SEELY
Email:ISAAC1506@SBTC.NET
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
SISSETON SOUTH DAKOTA SIOUX INDIAN RESEVATION
Comments:I'AM LOOKING FOR ANY OF THE 101'st (E-Co.1/506 "4.2 MORTAR" PARATROOPER'S AIRBORNE "CURRAHES'S") THAT TRAINED AT FT. CAMPBELL KY. DECEMBER 1966/1967 AND LEFT FOR VIET NAM NOVEMBER 1967 AND WERE STATIONED AT "PHOUC VINH" SOUTH VIET NAM FOR "TET 1968".
January 3, 2003 04:00:28 (GMT Time)



Name:DENNIS ISAAC SEELY
Email:ISAAC1506@SBTC.NET
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
SISSETON SOUTH DAKOTA SIOUX INDIAN RESEVATION
Comments:I'AM LOOKING FOR ANY OF THE 101'st (E-Co.1/506 "4.2 MORTAR" PARATROOPER'S AIRBORNE "CURRAHES'S" THAT TRAINED AT FT. CAMPBELL KY. DECEMBER 1966/1967 AND LEFT FOR VIET NAM NOVEMBER 1967 AND WERE STATIONED AT "PHOUC VINH" SOUTH VIET NAM FOR "TET 1968".
January 3, 2003 03:58:26 (GMT Time)



Name:RAY WUNDER
Email:raywunder@webtv.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
UP STATE NY.
Comments:WAS WITH CO. B 2/502 101 4/67-4/68
January 2, 2003 18:38:26 (GMT Time)



Name:SP4 Ron Straight aka "Breeze"
Email:FNG11B@Netscape.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Diego, CA
Comments:Greetings Bros,I hope the coalition gains it's efforts.I served in Cu Chi RVN May 1970-Dec '70 Division went home, I went north to the Americal Div.deros May '71. Humped the PIG and loved it,Airmobile Infantry 2/27th WOLFHOUNDS...Kicked Ass & took many names..not enough in hind-sight. Welcome home brothers Eleven Bravos!!!
January 2, 2003 04:19:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger B. Cates
Email:rogerSavi96@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Greensboro, NC
Comments:To all you, Air Assault Divisions, I say Rock On- Bros'. I proudly served in Charlie Co 2/27 "Wolfhounds"25th Infantry Div.Cu Chi 11-66-67. I was a RTO for the company commander.My first trip to the boonies was on a Eagle-flight under supressive fire.During my tour,I probably went on more than 50 flights many of which were Hot LZs'.In AIT at FT POLK ,we trained on a Heuy slick for weeks. the ARMYs' shaft reaches very far. Such as,not even recieving a AIR MEDAL for all the Eagle Flights that we conducted...SUCKS...I display my CIB,BRONZE STAR,PURPLE HEART,and my newly issued COMBAT ASSAULT MEDAL that I authorized myself in KOKOMO INDIANA( second largest gathering of all Vietnam Vets Events)simply because I felt the Army would never go there!AT least of which, I know I earned.Much continued success to the Coalition in attaining all that is is deserved, to all the Grunts, that ever fought their way out of a HOT LZ. Welcome home Brothers,and Happy New Year...Charlie 6 XRAY
January 2, 2003 02:43:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Charlie Coleman Lane
Email:cclandshl@aol
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Georgia
Comments:Co B 1/7 First Cav 1968&1969 Viet Nam Iwas there In April68 to Feb69 Would like to hear from some of you guys that were there with me in68&69 Crazy 6
January 2, 2003 01:11:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Gordy Doc Nelson
Email:joaniehn@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Winona Minn.
Comments:Afer reading your article in Viet Nam mag.and checking out your web site I was able to link up with other guys from A co 3rd plt 1/327 inf 101Abn 69-70 Thank you for that! Go Coalition!
January 2, 2003 00:15:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Howell C. Birdwell
Email:rocky@worldaccessnet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Washington State
Comments:Served with the 1st Avn Batt. VN 67-68
January 1, 2003 23:10:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Perry
Email:dowop2hiphopgpop@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Levittown, Pa
Comments:I was with A/1/506, 101 Abn, APO 96383 at Phuoc Vinh, Phuoc Long, Binh Duong, and all around Nui Ba Den between Cu Chi and Tay Ninh, and around Song Be. Today & yesterday are the first time in 35 years I've felt like "digging in the Crypt", and now I can't get away from my p.c. This site is a great advocate. Thanks!
January 1, 2003 18:32:27 (GMT Time)



Name:BOBHETTIGER@msn.com
Email:BOBHETTIGER@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Copied from email message by webmaster
Comments:Hello Guy, I just sent off letters to my senator, my congressman ,the president, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the issue of the Air Assault Badge. I do believe that the men who were Airmobile in combat do deserve to wear this badge I will continue to support this issue. Best Wishes,Bob H.
December 31, 2002 02:37:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Hettiger
Email:BOBHETTIGER@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
East Hampton, N. Y.11937
Comments:I served with 1st Batt. 26tg Inf. Regt.,First Infantry Division 1969.Also served with the 170th Assault Helicopter Co.52d Combat Aviation Batt.1970
December 30, 2002 12:07:08 (GMT Time)



Name:William (Bill) M. Means
Email:billmeans1@aol.com; meanw1@bp.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bellingham, WA
Comments:I was a pilot with the 128th Assault Helicopter Company (Tomahawks) from 2/1967 to 2/1968. We were based at Phu Loi. About half our missions were combat assaults supporting several different outfits including 101st airborn, 1as inf div , 9th inf div, 199th brigade, and many others.
December 29, 2002 16:55:18 (GMT Time)



Name:SP/5 JAMES E. HELMS Sr.
Email:jhelmssr@sc.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
MYRTLE BEACH,SOUTH CAROLINA
Comments:I SERVED WITHE E BRTY 82ND ARTY(AVN) IN 69 WITH THE 1ST AIR CAV. I WAS A CREW CHIEF ON A NIGHTHAWK AT PHOUC VINH,RVN.
December 28, 2002 20:57:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Lynn "MoTown Gunner" Bourne
Email:Lbourne1@juno.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Michigan/Oklahoma last 25 years
Comments:Very interesting site. Thank you to those who, seek equality for the jobs we did. The members of aviation "all" performed the same, why cause a void between ourselves? Clear right.
December 28, 2002 18:34:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Leonard
Email:webmaster@25thaviation.org
HomePage:http://25thaviation.org
Where are
you from:
Glen Burnie Md
Comments:Neat idea, and we should be eligible for that also ..tha tis all we did! P.S. change the background of guest book us old farts with bad eyes can't read it...try white.
December 28, 2002 17:33:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Mil Thornton
Email:tthornton@socal.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Orange, Calif.
Comments:101st 1/327 Alpha Co. 1970-71 "No Slack" & "Above the Rest" Thanks for the effort for getting this air assault cert. I always wondered why we didn't get one when other units did. I had alot of assault flights during my tour. It would be nice to be recognized for them.
December 28, 2002 02:09:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Targosh
Email:redtiger@charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Long Beach, Ca.
Comments:Served with A Company 1st Bn 5th Cav, 1st Air Cav from April 1967 to March 1968.
December 27, 2002 01:51:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert S. Horton
Email:horton@pacific.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Northern California
Comments:I served with the original 1st Bde. 101st Abn Div July 65-Aug 66. I'm interested in the issue at hand.
December 24, 2002 17:36:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Herbert Martinez
Email:neno.martinez@juno.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tulsa, OK
Comments:Great website. Served with HHC 2/327th '68-69. No Slack!
December 24, 2002 15:30:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Ron Christian
Email:ron-_christian@ghrsystems.cm
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Philadelhia, PA
Comments:
December 23, 2002 23:00:23 (GMT Time)



Name:David A. Carson
Email:thecarsons@widepenwest.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Waukesha, WI 58136
Comments:As a crewmember of the TEC group at Ft Benning, GA evaluating the 11th, and later earning 17 airmedals in Vietnam while crewing both slicks and gunships in the 68th Air Assault Helicopter Company, while are you not opening this award up for all members who were involved in the Air Assault units.
December 23, 2002 18:00:43 (GMT Time)



Name:DAVE doc PFEIFER
Email:crymedic@pcmagic.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Anaheim, calif.
Comments:checking in to see if any new info on the badge.I read in an airborne book that some General signed the order to change airmobile to air assault in 1975
December 22, 2002 04:50:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Butch Bartush
Email:butbart@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Richfield Mn
Comments:B 2/502 Jan 70 Dec 70
December 21, 2002 20:26:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Dan Dane
Email:Midlandane@aol.com
HomePage:http://www.dandane.com
Where are
you from:
Midland, TX
Comments:I have just joined the 1st Cav web ring and looked at your screaming eagle site. It is very informative. Good luck on your project. My site is about a new book I have just published to document some of my memories about the last years of the War (71-72) after you guys left. A press release about the book is available. I don't want to spam your e-mail list but hope you will check out my site and pass the word along to the troops or link if you think it is appropriate. Thanks, Dan Dane
December 20, 2002 13:43:31 (GMT Time)



Name:JR Heguy
Email:chester2@uneedspeed.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:Sorry, I cut myself off. I wanted to say that these efforts aren't meant to cheapen your personal sacrifices. Bye the way, I served with A 2/8 1st Air Cav in 66/67 as an 11B. You have done a great job with your home page, honoring all Vets. Thanks, and remember, back then we were called the 1st AIR CAV. Welcome home.
December 19, 2002 16:12:37 (GMT Time)



Name:jr heguy
Email:chester2@uneedspeed.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Arizona
Comments:In response to Mike McGhie's comments. Hey Mike, I don't understand why it appears that you are so bothered by the efforts to be consistant in the awarding of the air assault wings. All other badges like this, jump wings, rigger wings, glider wings, can earned by combat performance. The EIB is more like a marksman badge. I find it interesting that the 101st originally tried to deal with it as an exclusive award for the 101st only, but has since had to allow it to be available for all to attain. I'm not some wannabe, as you seemed to imply, i just feel that if this award symbolizes recognition of a skill that I demonstrated and performed under combat conditions, I have earned it. The air medal was dealt with differently throughout Vietnam. In 1966/67 we received 1 award regardless how many combat assaults we did. I continually read about numerous oak leafs being awarded to others in later years. I guess criterea changed, but 1 was enough for me. I'm sorry that you are so bothered by t
December 19, 2002 16:03:14 (GMT Time)



Name:Guy C. Lamunyon
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://airassault.bizhosting.com
Where are
you from:
Southern California
Comments:Response to Mike McGhie: So far I have sold a whopping 4 badges and had one donation of $10.00 - this is hardly a get rich quick scheme. My name is on the photo page and my mailing address is on the donations page. I have made no attempt to conceal my identity. If you would like to talk with me personally, notify me by email and I will send you my home telephone number.
December 19, 2002 14:03:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike McGhie
Email:mmcghie@prodigy.net
HomePage:http://www.angryskipper.org
Where are
you from:
D2/8 Cavalry 68-69
Comments:WOW, I've read all the comments posted here and there are so many opinions pro and con. This Combat Assault Badge is NOT what everyone thinks it is. It is an award that designates you completed the Army's Air Assault Training. If it is to be ammended to include in-country training many of us received then one would have to show proof of this and that (may be impossible) The Air Medal was awarded to infantrymen and others who performed multiple combat assaults. There is no need to add another medal unless you just want to pad your medal case. Every Veterans Day in D.C. you can see hundreds of Wannabees wearing the CAB along with dozens of other medals. Is that what you want? I'd like to know who's running this web site and how much money they're making selling these unauthorized badges to every wannabee on the web. If I had been in the 11th Air Assault Div. (test), I'd be angry about this just like I get when I see non-infantrymen wearing C.I.B.'s. The Army is not going to cha
December 19, 2002 10:15:54 (GMT Time)



Name:anthony dedo
Email:wwehhhh
HomePage:http://hthht
Where are
you from:
illinois
Comments:i am airborne legs are air ass
December 19, 2002 04:28:23 (GMT Time)



Name:anthony dedo
Email:wwehhhh
HomePage:http://hthht
Where are
you from:
illinois
Comments:i am airborne legs are air ass
December 19, 2002 04:28:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike McGhie
Email:mmcghie@prodigy.net
HomePage:http://www.angryskipper.org
Where are
you from:
D2/8 cavalry, 1st Cavalry Div. 68-69
Comments:I want you all to know that my comments on the Air Assault Badge were just Army facts and not my personal point of view. I think any of us who were truly Airmobile would like to have the badge but it really has nothing to do with War, just training for war. The 11th Air assault (experemental) was the only unit given the award (before they became 1st Cav and shipped to Vietnam) until after the war was over and Air Assault training resumed. I think many are confusing it with a C.I.B. type of award istead of a E.I.B. which it is more like. Thanks
December 19, 2002 03:08:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://airassault.bizhosting.com
Where are
you from:
Southern California
Comments:Response to Mike "Mouse" McGhie: We are aware of current regulations - they are posted here in detail. The purpose of this group is to CHANGE these regulations to recognize Vietnam combat veterans.
December 19, 2002 02:40:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike "Mouse" McGhie
Email:mmcghie@prodigy.net
HomePage:http://www.angryskipper.org
Where are
you from:
1st Cavalry Division 68/69
Comments:The air assault badge is issued to any soldier who completes Air Assault training, same as Jump Wings are issued after schooling. It is not an airmobile badge or combat related badge. Furthermore, it cannot be legally issued by the Army to only one Airmobile Division or Unit in Vietnam. If it's not on the DD214 or DD215 you can not wear it, period.
December 19, 2002 01:55:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard Longley
Email:riplongley@wmconnect.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wisconsin/Florida
Comments:Co.C 3/187 Inf., 101st Abn. Div.
December 17, 2002 16:12:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Lee A Kunkle
Email:4th 39th 9 Inf Div. 67 and 68
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:Doing my time in VietNam we had just as much air assaults as anyone there. We have the air medal w/oak leafs.
December 17, 2002 15:07:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Hollis Franks
Email:hhgfranx@cs.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Livermore, Ca.
Comments: I was in B co.4th Bn, 47th Infantry, 9th Div 11/67-11/68 as part of the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. I got an air medal for 40+ missions. I was in 5 or 6 hot LZs including the hottest one of the war on 18 Mar 68. They dropped us in front of a full strength hardcore battalion and 8 of the 10 slicks and both gunships went down in a matter of seconds. Also prior to going over I had a week of air assault training including rappeling with the 5th Division at Ft Carson. I deserve a badge. Still a grunt in the reserve, just got called up, reporting in 3 Jan 03.
December 17, 2002 06:32:55 (GMT Time)



Name:DONALD SINGLETON
Email:NAM1555@AOL.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
GA
Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE FROM C 2/325 82ND ABN. 3-68 12-68
December 17, 2002 02:35:28 (GMT Time)



Name:ALFRED S. OYLER
Email:oyler@bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
GADSDEN, AL.
Comments:The 11th was Air Assualting before the school was thought about.
December 17, 2002 01:49:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Scott Hamric
Email:scott.hamric@carson.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Colorado Springs, CO
Comments:I read the article in "Viet Nam" magazine by Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon, recently. I served in an armored cavalry squadron in Viet Nam, so I was never involved in a combat/air assault. I hope that you are successful in your attempts to get authorization for Viet Nam air assault vets eligibility for the Air Assault Badge.
December 16, 2002 16:23:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Scott Hamric
Email:scott.hamric@carson.army.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Colorado Springs, CO
Comments:I read the article in "Viet Nam" magazine by Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon, recently. I served in an armored cavalry squadron in Viet Nam, so I was never involved in a combat/air assault. I hope that you are successful in your attempts to get authorization for Viet Nam air assault vets eligibility for the Air Assault Badge.
December 16, 2002 16:23:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Fred (Doc) Tomlin
Email:docfred101@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Leadville CO
Comments:I was a combat medic with 1/327 5/5/67 to 5/5/68 A couple of assaults under my belt.
December 15, 2002 14:42:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Mabb
Email:deucerecon@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:I have read your recent article in Vietnam Magazine with some interest as well as some of the comments made in your website's guest book. In your article you made some compelling arguments for the award of the Air Assault badge. However, I think you also need to point out that the 101st Airborne Division was an Airborne Division until July 1968 when it was designated the 101st Air Cavalry and then approximately one month later redesignated the 101st Airborne Division(Airmobile). The reasons are varied for this switch but the end result was that the Division retained the title Airborne although in name only. How will you approach this period when men were proud airborne troopers with the 1st Brigade(Seperate) and then with the Division that learned and conducted airmobile tactics? Why are all other Vietnam combat veterans excluded from the air assault badge when they also participated in airmobile operations? No, my friend we all should be in the mix. Secondly,in your article you referr
December 14, 2002 22:23:37 (GMT Time)



Name:MSG Dave Mitchell
Email:DSMitch187@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Copied from email message by Webmaster
Comments:Was a member of Co A, 1st Bn (Abn), 187th Infantry, 11th Air Assault Div (Test), upon my return from the 173rd Abn Bde on Okinawa Christmas 1964. Was awarded the 11th Air Assault Division's badge upon completion of mandatory rappelling from the towers and from the Hueys. Distinctly remember the pucker factor being elevated because my short legs would not reach the skid onthe UH-1....panic....my thought at the time was I'd rather be parachuting from a C-119! The 1st Cav (with which I deployed) made many, many air assaults in Nam, and I would think that Generals Kinnard (God bless him) or Westie would get behind this effort with regards to the current Army Chief and stop the B.S. EVERY soldier that EVER rode a slick into a hot LZ should be awarded the current badge OR have the original recognized for those who earned it way back when, AND include any grunt/FO, etc. who can prove they were there and did it.....easy enough.....CIB orders, 214, etc. BTW I'm back on active du
December 14, 2002 04:09:11 (GMT Time)



Name:James C. Wheeler
Email:jwheeler@pjkeating.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
West Greenwich, RI
Comments:I served with D Co. 3/506th 101st Abn. in Vietnam 68-69, airborne & special forces qualifications, CIB, 2 bronze stars, air medal, army commendation medal, purple heart. This is a just cause keep up the good work and don't let up.
December 12, 2002 23:51:43 (GMT Time)



Name:DAVE BRADLEY
Email:msg_dbradley@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Dresden TN
Comments:Was with the 11th AIR ASSAULT 64&65 then on to DOM. REP. Continued with the 1st CAV. A/229 AHB 65-66. Returned to the 1st CAV 68-69. I was awarded 15 Air Medals from Bong-Song to the A-Shau. I retired after 23 years service and frequently have speaking engagements on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I wear my Air Assault Badge on my uniform authorized or not and I would like to see someone try to take it off or make a degrading remark about it! I hope the badge is eventually approved for wear. It would be so good to see it presented to the family members of those that earned it but did not make it back from. More power to the AAPC.!!!
December 12, 2002 22:14:16 (GMT Time)



Name:bill haupt
Email:billhaupt101@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jacksonville FL
Comments:174th AHC (RVN) 1966-then soldiers bought their medals and patches in the local towns and wore them on their fatigues. No orders were issued. I mean, "what are they going to do, send us to Vietnam?" Keep the faith.
December 12, 2002 13:16:49 (GMT Time)



Name:BOB "VC" VAN CAMP
Email:limpingscholar21@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
BAYFIELD COLORADO
Comments:GREAT CAUSE,I SERVED WITH B CO.5/7TH CAV..1ST AIR CAV...THATS RIGHT 1ST AIR CAV. 1968,,,,WHATS WITH OUR BROTHERS IN THE 101ST...IT SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER SHAFT JOB BY THE U.S. ARMY. ARE THEY TRYING TO REWRITE HISTORY
December 12, 2002 03:16:45 (GMT Time)



Name:David W. "Doc" Nelms
Email:bluemaxx1@aol.com or dnelms@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
P.O. Box 311 Hayes, Virginia 23072
Comments:Medic HHC 1/327 Inf.101st Airborne 10/7/66 "A" 1st platoon then went with "Tiger Force" 1/22/67 Hill 1963...did make the first jump in Kontun left for world 10/67 "God Bless Our Pow/Mia's Doc Nelms
December 12, 2002 01:04:59 (GMT Time)



Name:David Wayne
Email:Abn327@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Hampshire
Comments:A very nice informative web site. I served with D & E Co's, 2/327th, 1968-69. No Slack!
December 11, 2002 02:32:21 (GMT Time)



Name:M.J. Davis
Email:mdavis1@pacifier.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Vancouver, WA.
Comments:1/327 101st Airborne VN 1966/67 Keep your teeth in em!
December 11, 2002 00:31:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Richard (POP) Gerhard
Email:popsb1327@cs.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
20 Stone St, Brewer,Maine 04412
Comments:1/327 (Bco)3rd Plt 3rd Sqd March..67 March 68 Tel..1-207-989-9022 Cell..1-207-478-7054
December 10, 2002 20:18:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike Ainsworth
Email:mapaa@pacbell.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Benicia, California
Comments:I served with 1/327th Inf 3rd and 4th Platoons. Also, was wounded on 5/14/67 "Mothers Day Hill." Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. We did make that practice parachute jump in Kontum. We did ride and exit those Hueys any which way there was and with full field gear. Airborne, Mike
December 10, 2002 18:09:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank P Griffo Jr
Email:fgriffo@stewart.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Florida
Comments:I was with the "Bastard Batallion" 3rd 506th 67/68--the boat people--great idea for those who deserve it. By the way----who's idea was it to put up an O.D. background on this thing. I don't know about you other guys, but it's pretty darn hard to read these comments with this background. May I suggest------staying with the theme------maybe--a light Infantry Blue-------
December 10, 2002 12:50:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Ken Teglia
Email:Orpman@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Copied from email by webmaster
Comments:Mr. Glamunyon: Which individuals in which units does your coalition believe should be retroactively awarded this badge (of honor)? I was an Artillery FO with a Light Infantry maneuver company in 1970 (the 198th LIB / Americal Division). We were not an airmobile unit, but we rode choppers (Huey slicks) on what we referred to then as "Combat Assaults" (and later "Search and Clears"). The number of helicopter insertions that I participated in during the 4 months I was attached to the Infantry that stuck in my head all these years was 17. Personally, I was lucky enough to not have gone into one hot LZ; and only one hot PZ. Of course, we never knew what awaited us, and as far as we were concerned, every time we boarded the choppers, we were going to war. Are guys like the brave grunts I supported, and me and my RTO and Recon. Sgt. also guys you are speaking for, or do we fall outside some parameter. I was not awarded an Air Medal and I'm not sure a Redleg was eligible or what the criteri
December 10, 2002 05:35:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://airassault.bizhosting.com
Where are
you from:
Southern California
Comments:Response to Cal Posner: Ed Harris was specifically mentioned in the VIETNAM magazine article due to his support of this issue. You previously refused to involve your organization in this issue (see link to 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans, a strictly social group on the Organizations webpage).
December 10, 2002 05:29:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Calvin S. Posner
Email:calposner@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Marietta, GA
Comments:Just read your article in "Vietnam" magazine. Imagine my surprise to find anyone taking anything said by Ed Harris seriously. Johnnie Lindsey (TX 101st Vietnam Veteran Assoc. is another person who's motives and emotional state are very questionable. When you rid ytourselves of these people, others will be more likely to join.
December 9, 2002 20:22:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Calvin S. Posner
Email:calposner@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Marietta, GA
Comments:Just read your article in "Vietnam" magazine. Imagine my surprise to find anyone taking anything said by Ed Harris seriously. Johnnie Lindsey (TX 101st Vietnam Veteran Assoc. is another person who's motives and emotional state are very questionable. When you rid ytourselves of these people, others will be more likely to join.
December 9, 2002 20:22:28 (GMT Time)



Name:J R Heguy
Email:chester2@uneedspeed.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Flagstaff, Arizona
Comments:It is nice to read that the 101st is going to finally recognize the experience of the Vietnam vets with a certificate and retroactive authorization, but what a shame all of the other vets are going to be slighted. If the 101st has total control over this issue, why are they only going to recognize 101st vets? I served with the 1st air cav in 66/67, was trained in-country, made many combat air assaults, awarded CIB. air medal, and can document these facts. Why shouldn't I be able to apply for a certificate and authorization for the air assault badge along with the 101st vets? Thanks for all of your efforts anyway, partial recognition is better than nothing.
December 9, 2002 18:09:59 (GMT Time)



Name:Brien Richards
Email:brich@route66web.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kingman Arizona
Comments:Thank you for your efforts. Mr Allen is right, Vietnam Veterans have had to fight for virtually everything they have gotten. I was with the Recondo Platoon, 2/502nd, 1st BDE (S), 66 & 67. I still the remember those nights of bailing out of a HUEY traveling accross an LZ at about 15 MPH and about 5 feet off the gournd, while taking green tracer rounds. Not to mention the fact thtat the elephant grass was 8 feet tall so your fall to the ground was more like 13 feet! Or climbing down a rope ladder hagning off the back end of a CH-47 "Shithook" and getting sea sick! I seem to remember the "good old days". Rappeling was the oooonly way to go, if you couldn't jump! Thank you all for what you are trynig to do. br
December 8, 2002 19:28:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Wild Bill Miller
Email:Boon101
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Mi.
Comments:I know that when I was in country with the 2/502 that we made many many,airassualts and we didn't even get an air medal, when other companies in the 2/502 did,don't understand that, let alone not being able to wear an airassault badge.We were hanging out of choppers and going into hot LZ's before many units arrived in country! Welcome home Bro's and remember God Loves Paratroopers!!!
December 8, 2002 18:45:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Darrell E. Cota
Email:flagrto72@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tacoma, WA
Comments:I was in Co. A 1/502 Inf. 101st Airborne (Airmobile) the last 5 months that the 101st was in Vietnam. I was RTO for the "Flag" unit. The C.O., Capt. K.C. Scull promoted me to Sp4 in 11B20 MOS to try to get a CIB for me. It didn't happen- don't know why. We did what I waas told were Combat Assaults around FSB Arsenal and in the piedmont. Got an Army Commendation mdl. near the end of my tour. That was enough for me at the time. Anything more would be very nice.
December 8, 2002 11:02:20 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael F. Wilson
Email:crayshay@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Jax. Fl.
Comments:I was with A&C co. 2/327 from jun67 to mar68.Jungle Jim Joiner was my first co. I was wounded going into the Ashau valley in march of 68.Airbourne all the way
December 7, 2002 20:49:36 (GMT Time)



Name:DAVE doc PFEIFER
Email:crymedic@pcmagic.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Anaheim, calif.
Comments:served 101st airborne,1st/501stinf. b/co. 2nd plt.[medic]1969=1970. 42ca"s by chopper=1 air medal
December 7, 2002 08:20:01 (GMT Time)



Name:Frank m Legato
Email:Legacyfj@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
San Fernando Valley California
Comments:bravo co. 1st 501st 3rd platoon may69-april 1st1970
December 7, 2002 07:45:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Charlie Gant
Email:crg502@triad.rr.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Comments:Proudly served from Dec 1967 to December 1968 with 1st Bde, 2/502 Widow Makers. I was with both Alpha and then Delta Companies when they reformed our battalion from four platoons per company to three, thus making A new Company the Delta Dealers.
December 6, 2002 18:52:34 (GMT Time)



Name:John C. Doherty
Email:dohertyjohn@att.bi.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Andover, MA
Comments:Served with 2/7th Cav 1967; MACV ADV TM # 3 (Hue- 1967-68); made many CAs; also rapelled in training; three Purple Hearts, BSM, etc. I wear the AAB in leather on my flight jacket because I deserve to and I earned it the hard way.
December 6, 2002 15:46:32 (GMT Time)



Name:George E. Schorr
Email:schorrg@bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Chalmette, LA
Comments:Was 1SG B/2/501 & E/2/501 69-70 DRIVE ON!
December 6, 2002 06:10:41 (GMT Time)



Name:D.T. Gibson
Email:dtbjgibson@peedeeworld.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
N.C.
Comments:Served with the 1/8th. Cav. 1st. Cav. Division, 2/67-2/68
December 5, 2002 23:00:35 (GMT Time)



Name:Clem Neiderer
Email:A101stClemRachel@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hanover, PA
Comments:HHC 2/501st 101st Airborne Airmobile '69 - '70 LZSally - Eagle - FSB Ripcord
December 5, 2002 02:33:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul Arrowood / sugarfoot
Email:soccerdad2112@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Neenah Wisconsin
Comments:co. A 2 501st Airmobile
December 2, 2002 23:55:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Alfred S. Oyler
Email:oyler@bellsouth.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Gadsden, Al.
Comments:Served with 11th Air Assualt Div 63-65. I have an Air Assault BADGE which I was awarded at Ft Benning in 65. Why should we go to school, when the 11th put the AIR in ASSAULT.
November 27, 2002 01:39:12 (GMT Time)



Name:W.R..Hodder
Email:billhjuneh@peoplepc.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Ladson,S.C
Comments:Served wih Co,A3/187th,101st Abn Nov,68-April-69,transfered to Co, B 1/22nd Inf-69
November 24, 2002 00:45:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Daniel Howard
Email:daniel.howard@direcway.com
HomePage:http://www.digitalbaja.com
Where are
you from:
Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico
Comments:I served with C 2/505 1968 to 1969. If you plan on a vacation or trip to Los Cabos please contact me. I haven´t spent time with any brothers from the NAM in decades. I would like to spend some time with someone who understands (my personal theropy). Your Brother in Arms, Sgt Daniel Howard C 2/505 68-69
November 21, 2002 20:20:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Nicholas Di Pette
Email:top729@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Boynton Beach, FL
Comments:I serve in nam with the Ass Kickers Aco !506 Sept 68TO sept 69 All IIbravos earned their right to the air assault medal
November 21, 2002 01:47:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry Targosh
Email:redtiger@charter.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Long, Beach, California
Comments:Served with A co 1/5, 1st Air Cav (Airmobile) 1967 - 1968
November 20, 2002 19:28:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert L.Hollister
Email:bluedraggon66@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Carlisle,Pa
Comments:served with D trp 199thLIB 66-67,HHQ(recon)4/23rdINf and A co 25thAvn BN,25th INF DIV67-68.A trp 2/17thCav101stAbn Div 70-72
November 19, 2002 01:17:26 (GMT Time)



Name:Harvey Thompson
Email:Hrvhrt@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
santa clara ca 95051
Comments:i belive i was the 4 or 5th man assigned to co a 227th assalut helicopter bn 11 th air assault div test at ft benning GA i left and went to another assignment prior to it being changed to cav and sent to nam
November 13, 2002 01:29:19 (GMT Time)



Name:James E Lanning
Email:jelbcl40@ev1.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Houston Texas
Comments:I am James Lanning and I was on LZ Sally, guarding 105's during Last of January and early part of February 1968. I am looking for anyone how might have a year book or pictures taken during that time. If so would you please inform me on how I can get a book or some pictures. I believe it was a helicopter group that has the yearbook that I am Looking for. Welcome Home. Your Friend, Jim A/2/501 101st Airborne
November 11, 2002 08:46:41 (GMT Time)



Name:lagos
Email:mugu@lagos.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Imo,Aba,Ikeja
Comments:lagos,Imo,Aba was here!
November 8, 2002 11:12:32 (GMT Time)



Name:lagos
Email:mugu@lagos.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Imo,Aba,Ikeja
Comments:
November 8, 2002 11:11:56 (GMT Time)



Name:c malmquist
Email:malmster1@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
illinois
Comments:served with ist cav 69/70. If we were awarded air medals why not the badge?
October 26, 2002 21:58:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Roy Moore
Email:lzsally101hue@webtv.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
The 'Nam
Comments:As a former member of the 101st ABN D co 2/501 68-69 I made several air assaults while with that unit without any air assault training because we were air mobile. Which meant we did air assaults into a hot LZ without training. We were doing on the job training with out any questions asked. I think it's a slap in the face again for all vets who deserve this badge to be told that they don't deserve it because they didn't take the training for it when in fact we did air assault with out any kind of training while in viet nam. I say hell no for any honorary certifiate on paper. We deserve the recognition for which we fought for and we deserve the real deal the air assault badge. One more thing I would like to say is I can't believe that Sen. John McCain won't support this cause for his fellow vets,this sucks.
October 23, 2002 20:56:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Skip Faulkner
Email:lsfaulkner@earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
SF Bay Area
Comments:I served with RECON 1/506th from nov 68 to nov 69 after spending 9 months with SFTG where I learned to rappel out of hueys. I learned again at recondo school, Our platoon taught rappelling to the entire Bn during a stand down at Evans in June 69. I personally rapelled into the A Shau at least 15 times, usually the first guy off the skid, and we got very,very good at it. I even earned two (whoopie-do!)air medals. My recon team and I rapelled into COMBAT, wearing muddy, stinking, ripped camouflaged fatigues and a full load of ammo (we worked out of dirty firebases, not basecamps like the rangers) If that is not good enough to earn an air assault badge, then the spitshined REMFs can kiss my great white bottom! AIRBORNE!!!!!!!
October 16, 2002 22:20:34 (GMT Time)



Name:George A.Branigan
Email:lohchief1@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Gold Beach,Oregon
Comments:Served in rvn 70-71-72.First tour=crewchief lift.A trp.7/17th.cav second tour=Crewchief/scout/observer. D trp.3/5th.cav.101st.Abn.Div. I have my crewchief wings/air medals etc If that doesn't qualify,then nothing does.Fuck their remf school.
September 30, 2002 01:37:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Lencioni
Email:Greenranger40@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Tampa, Florida
Comments:Served with B Co. 1/501st Abn Inf. in Vietnam during 1968 as a Platoon Leader and later was Company Commander of E Co. Currently, I'm President of the 101st Airborne Division Association. Would love to hear from anyone that I served with and would sure like to see you Screaming Eagles come home to your brothers in the Association. Airborne! Air Assault!
September 19, 2002 17:46:02 (GMT Time)



Name:James Chin
Email:j8chin@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://www.militarymuseum.org/CMH1.html
Where are
you from:
Camp Roberts, CA
Comments:Checked your site. Keep up the good work Doc.
September 13, 2002 05:52:34 (GMT Time)



Name:John D. Crowden
Email:johncrowden@juno.com
HomePage:http://www.HWOKinnard-chapter.org
Where are
you from:
Woodstock, IL
Comments:I am a member of the HWO Kinnard Chapter of the 11th Airborne Div. Assoc.The membership of the chapter, as the 11th ABN.DIV. Assoc. is open to all past members of the 11th AAD(T) Membership(regular)and to all others with the spirit of Airborne, Associate membership.As the HWO Kinnard chapter President, we invite each to join us. We are a new chapter of the Association, chartered 12/3/2001. One of the most asked questions of troopers who have Air Assualt qalifications, both peace time and combat,is when or were do I go to get the badge I am due? This question is long over due for action.We of the rank's have many awards that are over looked or what ever. I have looked at the names and comments of those listed ahead of me. All seem to be qualifed.We need to keep a fire under this item. I hope it will not go the way of the "Black Beret" issue. We the holders of the "Original Air Assault Badge" 1964, are told it was unauthorized to this date, well so be it for those who stand on that, as t
September 13, 2002 05:23:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Kenneth Risley
Email:teardrp9@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Kansas
Comments:Served from 1964-1966. Was in D, 2/38th Inf, 11th Air Assault Div (Test) at Benning. Then we became D, 2/5th Cav, 1st Air Cav. If we don't deserve the Air Assault Badge, no one does.
September 6, 2002 22:25:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul R. Miller
Email:paulrmiller@prodigy.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
40 Freemason dr. Apt.213 Elizabethtown, Pa. 17022
Comments:Need help. Can anyone give me Gary Hardy address that was at the Chambersburg Jump????
August 31, 2002 01:24:24 (GMT Time)



Name:David Nisbet
Email:dmn@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
NC
Comments:seems simple to me...Air Medal and CIB or CMB with RVN INF Div should do it. ARTY FO's with AM sould be included. David Nisbet B CO 2/8 Cav 1st CAV
August 28, 2002 01:16:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert R Thomas
Email:mbthomas@ncweb.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Madison, OH
Comments:What about the hundreds maybe thousands of MACV Advisors who have planned and participated in Air Mobile Assaults?? I have seven Air Medals from Air Assaults.
August 23, 2002 16:34:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Erv Knight
Email:erv@ramsaysigns.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Vancouver, Washington
Comments:Looking for others that served in c-1-12 1969-1970
August 20, 2002 20:12:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Valentine, Fletcher S.
Email:valentinefs@supship.navy.mil
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Franklin, Virginia
Comments:I SERVED IN THE 187 11TH AIR ASSAULT AIRBORNE @ FT BENNING GA. 1963- 1965 TRAINED IN THE AIR MOBILITY PHASES OF AIR ASSAULT AND FEEL I EARNED AN ASSAULT BADGE. I GOT OUT OF THE ARMY THE 23RD OF JUNE 1965 MISSING THE BIG MERGER A FEW DAYS BUT I HAD THE TRAINING FOR ABOUT 20 MONTHS.
August 14, 2002 18:18:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Stan Davis
Email:stan@air-internet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Las Vegas & Pahrump, Nevada
Comments:June 68 to Nov 68, 1st Cav DivArty Asst Sig Officer & Hq Btry XO. Then, Nov 68 to June 69, was Blue Max 10 (commo officer), with 2/20 ARA, Nov 68 to June 69. Eleven years enlisted (SFC) and eleven years commisoned (MAJ). Retired 1 July 78 out of Ft. Hood.
August 13, 2002 19:59:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Ronald Thomas Tweed (Frenchi)
Email:rontweed@tymewyse.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Canada
Comments:I served with the 54th med detachment,"Chu Lia Dust Off" from 66 till 68,then further tours in "other countries"!I retired in 86 a W2 pilot.I had the very great privilage to fly as Gen Brady,s crew chief and then later as one of his pilot,s in the 326th med det out of Ft Cambell Ky. If any one got holes in their aircraft I,m sure would qualify them for the air assult badge.We were always too glad to get home in one piece to have a great deal of concern for medals,but a lot of the boy,s that really deserved them never got them!
July 25, 2002 22:17:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Webmaster
Email:MWN@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Copied from email message to Webmaster
Comments:thanks I'm on it its sorta like saying if you jumped at Normandy but didn't go to school at Benning you weren't Airborne
July 25, 2002 14:50:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Dick Smalley
Email:Rjis3Richard@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Maryland
Comments:I was a crew chief in the 114th. Air Assault Company in 1965-66.I recall that Bell Technicians came to Vinh Long to take note of what we were doing w/arming and usage of weapons on the UH-'B'and later on the 'C' models. They later named the new gun ship after our unit,Cobra's. YES! I agree that the Air Assualt Badge should be awarded!
July 24, 2002 23:04:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Ted (Edward R.) Castle
Email:castle6@redshift.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Texas, California
Comments:114th Avn. Co. (Air Mobile) Jan-Sep, 1964.
July 24, 2002 18:50:58 (GMT Time)



Name:Ted Castle
Email:castle6@redshift.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Texas, California
Comments:114th Avn. Co. (Air Mobile) Jan-Sep, 1964.
July 24, 2002 18:47:52 (GMT Time)



Name:John Fisken
Email:johntcn@frontiernet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Wisconsin
Comments:2nd Platoon, Co. C, 1/7 Cav, 1967-68 Great site, thanks.
July 24, 2002 15:16:33 (GMT Time)



Name:Harry E. Karnes
Email:Nkarnes@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Burlington, N. C.
Comments:This is a worthy cause!!! I served in the 11th Air Assualt, 114th Avn Co.(White Knight 6 1965-1966). This should have been done a long time ago... Thanks
July 24, 2002 02:23:48 (GMT Time)



Name:Danny J. Burnett
Email:djbfwb@rivnet.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Callao, VA
Comments:I served with A Co. 1/7th Cav, 1st Air Cavalry Division from Jan thru Dec, 1966. Seems to me they should issue the things retroactively. One of the other guys had it right when he said "if we don't deserve the metal, then nobody does". A truer statement never was made. Garry Owen!!!
July 23, 2002 23:43:23 (GMT Time)



Name:Doc Lamunyon (Webmaster)
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Southern California
Comments:Mike (see message below) - of course our efforts include AirCav troops. 101 vets have taken the lead on this, but intend to include you. Please take action now.
July 16, 2002 20:13:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike Price
Email:mp11b40@pacbell.net
HomePage:www.geocities.com/b68mustangs
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:No disrespect to the 101st but the 1st Cav was the original division to implement Air Assault in '65-66 if anybody gets this badge it should be "Skytroopers" of the Air Cav
July 13, 2002 15:23:27 (GMT Time)



Name:John "whitey" Wighton
Email:jrw1381@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New York
Comments:Served with the 101st Abn, 1/501st Inf. Charlie Co. 2nd Platoon, 2nd Squad, out of LZ Sally. Between March '68 to March '69. M60 gunner, Squad Leader. We did many, many Air Assaults. The Division's name was changed from Airborne to AirMobile to Airborne/AirMobile back to Airborne. It was a crazy time. Welcome Home All That Did & May We Always Remember All That Didn't. Never forget!
July 10, 2002 00:59:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Jerry Trew
Email:jt101217@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
North Alabama
Comments:Served as a PSG with 3rd Platoon, Delta Troop, 2/17 Cav, 101st.1969-70 Rapelling into the ashau jungle, air assault into hot LZ's both day and night and that doesnt qualfied for a air assault badge well the persons in power to correct this, more or less never dug a foxhole in the nam nor tried to shove your whole body into a steel pot during a fire fight.All you brothers take care and keep up the fight.
July 9, 2002 23:18:40 (GMT Time)



Name:John Senor
Email:ranger6@iwaysoftware.com
HomePage:http://www.iwaysoftware.com
Where are
you from:
Pennington, NJ
Comments:Served 34th IPSD, 3rd. Bde. 1st Cavalry Division (AM) '71-72
June 23, 2002 16:40:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Emory E Atwell
Email:wanderer69222@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Columbus Georgia
Comments:Served With The Company E 3rd Bn 187th (Rakkasans)Recon/Sniper 1970 Would Like To Hear From Anyone That Was In This Unit
June 15, 2002 19:34:00 (GMT Time)



Name:James Ballard
Email:jjballard@zianet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Carlsbad, NM
Comments:Served C/3/187 Dec 69 B/158th Avn Apr 70
June 15, 2002 19:05:34 (GMT Time)



Name:chris anderson
Email:alisonlee42@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:I served with Charlie Company1/3/506 101st '68-'69...whoop-di-do! I'm just glad to've come home--they can keep the medal!My CIB means more to me...Plus,the honor I feel for saving the women + children of Vietnam.Putting that aside,keep up the fight!Way overdue! Sincerely, Sgt.Anderson
June 11, 2002 22:48:05 (GMT Time)



Name:YANKEE JIM Simchera
Email:yankeej@screamingeales.com
HomePage:http://screamingeagles-327thvietnam.com
Where are
you from:
NW FL Panhandle (orig. N.J.)
Comments:Served with A Co. 2/327th 101st 69-70 Looking for all 327th Brothers that served with us in Vietnam. Also I want to invite everyone to visit our web site dedicated to the 327th Vietnam Eagles, once there please sign the Guest Book. http://screamingeagles-327thvietnam.com NO SLACK & ABOVE THE REST! Yankee Jim
June 8, 2002 15:31:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Larry D. Whitman
Email:ldwhitman@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Bowling Green, Ky
Comments:Served with C 1/12 Cav. May 66 to 67 Have CIB, Air Medal, and Purple Heart. I would like to have a little more Silver to adorn My Airborne chest. Welcome home brothers. Larry
June 7, 2002 03:14:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Douglas Ray Erne
Email:lzray@kconline.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Columbia City, Indiana
Comments:I served with the 8th Engr. 1st Cav in 1965-66. I made many air assaults and recived Air Medal, Have never heard of air assault Badge till today. Thanks for the info. and I will Write and ask
May 23, 2002 03:43:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Ernest W. Hollinghead
Email:bigsim@datasync.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lucedale, Mississippi
Comments:Served with 1/321st Arty 67-69. Will contact my Senator and Congressman. Been there-done that, what else do you need to do? SGT HEAD
May 20, 2002 03:18:05 (GMT Time)



Name: SGT. TERRY L. SMITH
Email:vinyl2@hereintown.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
WEST VIRGINIA
Comments:BROTHER VETS!!! IF YOUR READING THIS: YOU MADE IT HOME.."GOD BLESS YA'!!! I WAS A SQUAD LEADER WITH "DELTA" CO. 3RD PLATOON, 1/501ST ABN .INF. 101ST.....67-68 OUT OF LZ SALLY......YOU GUYS DONE A HELLAVA JOB...TAKE CARE! SMITTY
May 17, 2002 00:49:28 (GMT Time)



Name:M. David DeSoucy
Email:ddesoucy@sanbernardinosheriff.org
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Yucaipa, CA
Comments:Served with 2/501 Inf in both A& C companies 1968. Just as other badges e.g. Ranger Tab were awarded retroactively, so should the Air Assault Badge. We were the pioneers of sorts in it's development to what it is today. I was in boocoo CA's but was just a lowly enlisted medic so I was easily overlooked (along with others)when it came to air medals etc.
May 14, 2002 21:35:46 (GMT Time)



Name:M. David DeSoucy
Email:ddesoucy@sanbernardinosheriff.org
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Yucaipa, CA
Comments:Served with 2/501 Inf in both A& C companies 1968. Just as other badges e.g. Ranger Tab were awarded retroactively, so should the Air Assault Badge. We were the pioneers of sorts in it's development to what it is today. I was in boocoo CA's but was just a lowly enlisted medic so I was easily overlooked (along with others)when it came to air medals etc.
May 14, 2002 21:35:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Bill Farnie
Email:william.farnie@icn.siemens.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Jersey
Comments:I served with 1/506th Airborne Infantry 101st Abn. in 1968-1969 and I also feel we are intitled to the Air Assault Badge, but that goes for anyone who made CA's and received the Air Medal not just Airmobile units.
May 10, 2002 16:58:56 (GMT Time)



Name:David Lee Wright
Email:wrightfamily@sbcglobal.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Houston,Texas
Comments: I served in Vietnam with Co B 1/506 from 11/67 until 4/69.Airborne All The Way! CURRAHEE!!! Dave
May 8, 2002 05:03:51 (GMT Time)



Name:David Weeks
Email:DangerRanger777@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Sterling Hgts, Michigan
Comments: I served with L Co. Airborne Rangers 75th Inf. in Vietnam 1969-70.
May 2, 2002 19:17:30 (GMT Time)



Name:Kurt E. Maag
Email:halfyankee@yahoo.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
central coast California
Comments: Yup! D&E 2/506/101 70-71 "Aint a Purdy biznuz; but IS!"
May 2, 2002 17:23:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Mark J. Regan
Email:mjmregan@hotmail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Westfield, MA
Comments: Thanks for your post on LZSALLY.COM, "Doc" Lamunyon. I hope all the grunts there will be writing their congressmen. Long live B/1/501 - rifleman and RTO with the Bravos from May 69 to April 70.
May 2, 2002 15:43:08 (GMT Time)



Name:STEPHEN M. HINDS
Email:HINDSTER@MSN.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
KING CITY, CA.
Comments:SERVED WITH B-CO 2/505 INF 82ND AIRBORNE 68-69, AND C-CO 3/187 INF 101ST AIRBORNE 70-71. AIRASSAULT BADGE? HELL BOYS, WE WROTE THE DAMNED BOOK ON AIR ASSAULT TACTICS!!!! I SAY--TOO HELL WITH THE PROTECTED THAT DON'T APPRECIATE THE SACRIFICES THAT WE MADE. IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH AUTHORIZING THIS BADGE, WHY NOT MAKE THE QUALIFICATIONS READ----CIB AND AIR METAL TO QUALIFY, OH!!! AND HELL YEAH, LETS JUST THROW IN A TOUR IN SOUTH EAST ASIA FOR ICING ON THE CAKE. GOD*#-&!! REMF's SORRY GUYS, I GET THIS WAY WHEN PEOPLE QUESTION MY INTEGRITY OR FUCK WITH MATCHES AROUND MY FLAG.
April 30, 2002 03:47:53 (GMT Time)



Name:James Nemeth
Email:jmn15@earthlink.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Colorado
Comments:I served with 3/506th 101st Airborne (AirMobile) 1970 WIA. I have heard back from one Senator - Joseph Nighthorse Campbell - and I wrote both senators and my congressmen. Said senator stated he is looking into this. The 506th Airborne Infantry Association http://currahee.hispeed.com/ is in the procees of gathering sympathetic congressmen and the personal attention of the current and pass 101st commanding generals, serious progress is being made. Perhaps the web master here can syncopate his efforts with their's. Contacts would be Gene Overton and Bruce Moore and address information for them is on the 506th web site. This has my sincere effort and willingness to help behind the campaign. Good Luck and all who read this do that small something and even just skip one tv commercial to email a congressmen. Web master and all veterans who read this are invited to participate in our reunion where this will be discussed; if you live in the Baltimore area stop in and say hi; more details are on
April 29, 2002 19:57:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Ashby Allen, Jr.
Email:allen@lancastersheriff.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
White Stone, Va.
Comments:Vietnam Vets have always had to fight for whatever little bit they got. I certainly support your effort on this award. If you have a CIB or like me a CMB and a Air Medal Washington should be able to figure it out. Thanks A.L.A. 1st Cav 70-71
April 26, 2002 23:48:34 (GMT Time)



Name:DAVE MILES
Email:david.miles@trw.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
ohio
Comments:camp evans a 227th 1st cav we all are due something
April 10, 2002 19:28:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Bob Diehl
Email:bobdiehl@pa.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Pa
Comments:The 1st cav pioneered the use of air asault in the 60's but we were never authorized the assault badge. As company clerk I made sure each of my company's troopers received the Air Medal, but an air assault badge was definitely deserved.
April 10, 2002 04:16:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Cliff Searcy
Email:13cliffs@msn.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Blue Springs, Mo.
Comments:I was with Co. C 1st/501st 101st 68-69. Thanks for what you are doing. If I can help let me know.
April 8, 2002 21:48:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Lawrence W. Kimber
Email:lwkent@surewest
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Citrus Heights, CA
Comments:I agree with the people that have signed that we do deserve it. With B 1/5 & B 1/9 6/1969--6/1970
April 1, 2002 01:16:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Edgar J. Hansen
Email:ehansen@officetech.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Manitowoc, WI
Comments:I served with Echo 3/187th. Recieved CIB and Air Medal. Went through air assualt training at Camp Evans in 1969. What else needs to be done? I am now with the 2/127th National Guard newly changed to "light" Infantry, Air Assualt. Maybe at fifty I can get what I earned in Vietnam thirty years ago.
March 29, 2002 21:30:01 (GMT Time)



Name: SSG.Joseph H. Cross Jr Retired
Email:jcros268624@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Killeen TX 76549
Comments:Keep up the Fight If I can HELP in any way
March 26, 2002 16:12:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck Dougherty
Email:charleswdougherty@attbi.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Portland, Oregon
Comments:Served as rifleman with B-1-7th, 1st Cav, 1967-1968. We all received Air Medals and CIB's, plus other individual medals. I read the requirements for Air Assualt Badge, if we don't meet this requirements , then no one does. Thanks for your efforts to have 1st Cav grunts receive this badge. Garry Owen, Chuck Dougherty.
March 16, 2002 21:15:56 (GMT Time)



Name:LANDON MANN
Email:LANDONMANN344@AOL.COM
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
BRISTOL,VA
Comments:I DID GET AIR ASSAULT WINGS W/ORDERS SO ISENT COPY TO MEDALS DEPT OF ARMY BEEN A YR HAVEN'T HEARD I JUST WANTED A DUPLICATE SERVED 1965 2/5 1ST AIR CAV
March 7, 2002 22:43:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Jim Peterson
Email:Peterson@Nashville.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Comments:By parachute, glider or helicopter, landing in a combat situation still puts you in the same situation. The badges should be equal in award qualification and display of combat actions.
March 6, 2002 04:58:25 (GMT Time)



Name:John "Dick" Heguy
Email:chester2@uneedspeed.net
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Flagstaff, Arizona
Comments:I appreciate your efforts. I served with A co 2/8 Cav in 66-67. We made close to 50 combat air assaults. We all received Air Medals for these assaults. It would be pretty easy to determine who is eliglble for air assault wings if they really wanted to. My CIB means alot more to me than an EIB anyway. Good luck!
March 2, 2002 16:03:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon
Email:Glamunyon@aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
California
Comments:Guest book enabled 28 FEB 2002
March 1, 2002 05:53:53 (GMT Time)