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Thank you Kenny MacDonald and to the all the other soldiers in Iraq. You are true heroes!
Ruth and Fred
Braintree, MA USA - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 14:11:22 (CDT)
Looking for information on my husband mike
Mary Hattervig
Hot Springs, sd USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 20:28:18 (CDT)
dear mr. brondhaver, I heard what happend to you in Iraq when i found out about you was bascily cring. I was so worried that somithing really bad happend to you. I have been praying for you ever since you went into Iraq. Well , i hope you get this message. I'm praying for you and your family. From, ariel chachoff
Ariel
Deer Park, OH USA - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 18:54:12 (CDT)
This message goes out to my husband SSG Kenneth S. White who is now serving in Iraq. The kids and I love you and miss you very much. Please take care of yourself . We are so proud of you and your fellow soldiers. God Bless Our Troops!!!!
Melonie White
Hillsboro, Oh USA - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 22:31:25 (CDT)
Hey Paul, it's Deron from Coney Island and volleyball. I hope you're doing well, I just heard today what happened. Take care and God bless. Hope to see you soon. Deron (dyork@fuse.net)
Deron York
Cincinnati, OH USA - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 16:22:32 (CDT)
TO MY SON JOSHUA, YOU ARE MY HERO, AND I AM AND WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR BIGGEST FAN. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS, WE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL OF OUR FINE SOLDIERS OVER THERE, YOU'RE DOING AN AWESOME JOB, LOVE ALWAYS MOM
joanette thies
lolo, mt USA - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 11:54:13 (CDT)
I don't know any of yall but I have tried writting to the soilders over seas but I can't get addresses ofr any of them I will write an e-mail to everone of the e-mail address I recieve. Thank YOU AUbrey ga_bwn_eyes@hotmail.com
Aubrey Cruickshank
Cordele, Ga USA - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 01:13:24 (CDT)
GOD BLESS THOSE WHO SERVE& SACRIFICE. MAY THE ALMIGHTY WATCH OVER YOU . KNOW THAT OUR FERVENT PRAYERS OF LOVE & MERCY ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS. THAT NOT EVEN IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE ARE YOU NOT IN OUR HEARTS AND ON OUR MINDS. TILL THE DAY THE LAST OF YOU RETURN.
jerry jernigan
raleigh, nc USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 22:07:17 (CDT)
4th July greetings from Germany Dear Soldier I wish you and your family at home and all your comrades and their families a good and wonderful July 4th.Thank you for fighting the war. Thank you for bringing more freedom in our world. Let the bell of freedom ring! A Happy 4th of July Wilhelmine Aufmkolk, Germany http://www.soldiersangels.com "May No Soldier Go Unloved
Willie <>
Gross Gerau, Germany - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 02:26:29 (CDT)
Hi Daddy!!! My Dad, Cpl. Perry W. Cossey is stationed in Camp Speicher, Iraq. Seems like you've been gone forever. I can't wait for you to come home, we are going to hit the road, jack! Keep thinking of lying on the beach (white sand - not Iraq sand), drinking a pina colada with your whole family around you. It will happen soon!!!! xoxo Becky
Becky Cossey-Adkins
Hilliard, OH USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 10:39:48 (CDT)
I retired at Ft.Carson Jan.72 assigned to Divarty Hq. My book "The Phantom of Ben Het" does not cover Operation Wayne Grey,however, an annex to it does. My hypothesis is that the enemy was atttempting to open a route east in order to use a flanking movement in a yet to come offensive, that was to be launched from the Ben Het AO. My work is found in several areas on the www. During my Vietnam tour I was the S-2 for the 6/14 Arty. To link into my web page through 6/14 Arty. Go to Google and type in my name John D. Lamerson and search.
John Lamerson
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 08:55:46 (CDT)
I love this page. It looks really nice and cool. Keep it up.
Asaba Owerri
aba, enu lagos - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 09:57:11 (CDT)
This is to SPC. Organ Babe I love you and miss you so much. I know you are tired and ready to come home and soon it will happen!!!! Be safe and know that I love you with every fiber of my being. I will be waiting for you with open arms my love! I pray for all our troop may God watch over you all and bring you home to your families safely! Thank you for the sacrifices which you have made to not only help the US but also Iraq. God speed to you all. Your loving wife forever!!!!!!!
Sheri Organ
Lubbock, TX USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 22:40:23 (CDT)
This is to SPC. Organ Babe I love you and miss you so much. I know you are tired and ready to come home and soon it will happen!!!! Be safe and know that I love you with every fiber of my being. I will be waiting for you with open arms my love! I pray for all our troop may God watch over you all and bring you home to your families safely! Thank you for the sacrifices which you have made to not only help the US but also Iraq. God speed to you all. Your loving wife forever!!!!!!!
Sheri Organ
Lubbock, TX USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 22:39:41 (CDT)
I would like my brother Joe cruz (Joemama) that we are praying for you and all the troops to come home safely soon! God Bless all.
Diana Valadez
Marysville, wa USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 21:19:28 (CDT)
To my Son, Scott Michael Preusker, at Camp Speicher,Iraq. May your guardian angel be at your side and keep you from harms way. Love You, Dad
Michael F. Preusker
Grayslake, Il. USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 13:41:45 (CDT)
We love you Matt! We are so proud of you and all the troops who pave my liberties and freedoms with your sacrifice. Thank you so much for trying to do the same for the Iraqi people. We love you sooo much! Support our troops, PRAY! God Bless the U.S.A!
Rosalva (Sylvia) Childs <>
Killeen, TX USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 09:36:46 (CDT)
I love you Matt! We are so proud of you! Come home soon!
Rosalva Childs
Killeen, TX USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 09:33:58 (CDT)
My boyfriend, PVT Ryan Thomas is part of the HSC 216th Eng Batt. He's currently serving his country for the next 18mos. He is at Camp Speicher working hard. We all miss him terribly and love him so much! We are all thinking about you and praying for your safe return! I love you Ryan Thomas! Always & Forever!
Christi Hawk
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 10:12:26 (CDT)
Jason Wise is stationed in Balad Iraq and I want him to know he is very much missed by his family and friends and especially his girlfriend! I love you honey and return home safe soon!
Sara Neiderhiser
Huntsville, TX USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 13:53:23 (CDT)
HI one of my best friend went over to iraq about two years ago and I have not talked to him since. I have been trying my hardest to find him and see if he is ok. His name is Shawn Shelton if you have any idea on how I could find him or get into contact with him please e-mail me at Smileygirl12345@hotmail.com Thank You Jennifer
Jennifer Lynch
Jupiter, FL USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 21:27:35 (CDT)
Dear Ms/Sir, I would like to receive information on my brother-inlaw who was killed in action on Sept.15th 1944. He was a member of the US Army 4th. Division Serial #32023117 CO H 22nd. Infantry His Name was Sgt.Carl Liotta I reply would be appreciated.
Louis A. DePasquale
Sun City, AZ USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:39:42 (CDT)
Trained in Ft Lewis B-1-8, Baisic and Ait. Shipped over on the Uss Gordon , 1st Bragade. 21days at sea. Went In country D co 704th foward support At Tuy-Hoa.beach. went to Jackson's hole for 8 months.
Ronald A Gann
Palm City, fl USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:36:34 (CDT)
my son is not in the military .none the less he is there workeing for kbr. i miss him a lot . he has a wife and kids. the kids want him back home . no worke here tho.i will keep praying for his safty. and allworkers and military. he is in speicher.
beverly palmer
pasadena, tx USA - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:20:49 (CDT)
my son is not in the military .none the less he is there workeing for kbr. i miss him a lot . he has a wife and kids. the kids want him back home . no worke here tho.i will keep praying for his safty. and allworkers and military. he is in speicher.
beverly palmer
pasadena, tx USA - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:19:25 (CDT)
Just want to thank all the U.S. personal serving our country in these hard times. Thankyou-
Rik
Flagstaff, Az USA - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 04:17:59 (CDT)
'Nine Days In May Battle' Duc Co, Central Highlands - May 18-26, 1967. These brave soldiers of A-1-8 gave their all. Sgt Richard Cassin, Pfc Michael Sessa, Pfc Robert Alexander, Sp4 John Atkins, 2Lt Allen Rogers Jr, Pfc Gary Ritchey, Sp4 Michael Ramsey. To our sister company B and the heros of 'The Lost Platoon', May You Rest In Peace. And to the fallen men of C company, We Will Never Forget....I would also like to remind members of 1-8, 4ID, and all who are interested, that a Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Posthumously, PFC Leslie Bellrichard C-1-8 KIA May 20, 1967 will be held in Janesville, Wisconsin on May 29, 2004 at 3:00pm. This long over-due recognition for Leslie Bellrichard has taken 37 years and has been a difficult endeavor. Leslie epitomizies everything we fought for over there as young soldiers. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. If interested, please contact me for more information. Landis Bargatze A-1-8 '67-68
Landis Bargatze
USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:46:05 (CDT)
I am looking for a dana stafford how has a daughter named aliccia stafford how aske's about her daddy.
christina stafford
tacoma, wa USA - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:37:43 (CDT)
This is for my one and only. Honey I miss you so much, I`m thinking of you all the time. Take care for you and do never forget that I`m waiting for you. With all my heart your honey
Barbara
Bamberg, Germany - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:50:22 (CDT)
My Brother-In-Law, SSgt. S. Whittaker is a member of the 216th Cmbt. Engineers out of Portsmouth, OH, attached to the 1st ID, currently serving in Iraq at Camp Speicher. We all miss him dearly and have recently found out that all leaves have been cancelled, because the Joint Task Force forgot to order the planes!!!! However, KBR employees are flying in and out of Iraq on military flights EVERY DAY. My brother in law is now going to miss the birth of his child and other soldiers in his unit have terminally ill parents that they can't get home to. This is a slap in the face of our soldiers. I am asking anyone from Ohio (especially South and Central) to contact your Senator and/or Congressman to voice a complaint about the disregard for our servicemen/women and their families.

April
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 01:34:09 (EDT)
I just wanted to say thank you for comming down to our family party. This is from all the soldiers, nco's, and officers of the present Aco 1/8th infantry, thank you for the support while we were in Iraq, thanks!!!!
Sgt Lenington, Chris
Fountain, CO USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 20:55:26 (EDT)
Soldiers Angel Visited the wounded soldiers and marines in Landstuhl Medical Center
on Good Friday the 09th April 2004

I have wondered me many times what could I do more for the soldiers and now the marines in Iraq. So I have had the idea one day to go to the Landstuhl Medical Center, in Landstuhl. Together with good friends from me Irene, Manfred and Regina we all went to Landstuhl and for to say to all heroes “Thank you very much for fighting the war” and “Get well soon”, to all young American men and women who are putting their lives at risk in Iraq day for day for more as a year and now longer and nobody knows how long they have to do this. Our hours in Landstuhl have been a wonderful thing. The manager from the Landstuhl Fisher House has picked up us at the Gate 3 in front of the hospital at 2 pm. She has given us a wonderful warm hearted welcome. She is a great lady. After a short talk with her at the Fisher House, we went together with a group fight attendants from the AA-Airlines to the Hospital. They have brought to the wounded and the hospital a lot of girl scouts cookies. This was for us the first visit in a military hospital.

We have had 15 empty backpacks with us, which we have given the Fisher House for the wounded patients. This is something that they need so much to carry their belongings in it. I have read to go by Air Force further, all patients need backpacks or sport bags but not shopping bags. So we are glad that we could give something to make the trip to the US for the wounded soldiers and marines easier.

From Kristi from Florida, we have had with us a very large Easter basket too. She has sent it to me for to give it to a special hero. We have had luck, a SPC from Waterbury from the Connecticut Army National Guard, injured in a non-hostile incident in Iraq was in a barracks in Landstuhl. One of the officers told us that he will bring the basket to him on Easter. I will say to them, thank you very much for doing this and bring to injured soldiers a wonderful Easter basket. To lie down in a hospital far away from home and alone on a holiday is not so easy, for nobody! So we have thought we will bring 15 Easter bugs and 4 small Easter baskets with us with candies and chocolate to give it to wounded, injured or sick soldiers or marines, so we know that someone is thinking of them on Easter.

Backpacks
For us all it was a great honour to went together with the manager from the Fisher House to the wounded marines and soldiers and to give them the magnificent and useful backpacks, which have been dispatched to Landstuhl through Soldier`s Angels Foundation http://www.soldiersangels.org/, Keystone Soldiers and United Spinal Assoc. The backpacks we are given to the soldiers and marines have had a lot of good things in it - all things they need so much: Hooded Sweat Shirt, Military Brown T-Shirt, Black Sweat Pants Package of Boxers and Socks, 120 minute ATT calling card, CD Player (w/extra batteries), 1 Stick Deodorant, 1 (1.5 oz.) shave gel , 1 (2 oz.) bottle of Shampoo and Body Bath, 2 Disposable Razors, 1 (4" handle) toothbrush, with bristle cover, 1 (.85 oz.) tube of toothpaste and more goodies. Look at http://www.soldiersangels.org/first_response_pack.htm

I must tell you that the eyes from the marine have told me that they both were very surprised, to see the backpack and to see that people are thinking on them. And as they saw what the backpack contents, they could not believe it. But the greatest thing near all the things they need so much was the CD player, this was the best of all! It was a great thing to meet them and to see that they saw that people are looking for them. We have seen marines and soldiers lying in their beds, full of pain and with eyes filled with tears, who could not make any movement without pain. By every Hero we have visited we have seen that they appreciate our visit by them, sometimes they looked at first a little bit surprised, to see that Germans visit them and that our German group said to them “Thank you very much for the great job they all have done for us all” This was a great thing, to give them handshakes and this brought us tears in the eyes. And they told us always again and again, thank so much for doing this for us. Someone has taken his T-shirt directly out of the backback and Irene has helped him to do it over his wounded arm. Another marine told us how he was wounded in Iraq. It is always the same bad story you read day by day in the news…as he was speaking, you could see that his body was there, lying in the bed and in his thought he was fighting and wounded again. At first he has spoken normally, and step by step when he told us his story he was imaging the fight again so that he now begins to speak faster and faster and his eyes have seen the terrible pictures again. We think that all marines and soldiers were really pleased to have had a visitor. We have visited or spoken with about more as 15 marines and soldiers, in the hospital and in the Fisher House. A few have had serious medical problems I think a lot of them told me that they are going further to Walter Reed or Bethesta or to Texas for more medical care. I told them that they can give me an e-mail if they want that our group can do something for them here in Landstuhl or in Washington DC. The most of the wounded were alone there and their love ones are in the States, but a few family members have taken the opportunity to stay in the Fisher House and so they have the opportunity to look the whole day for their wounded family member. The Fisher House is a great thing. We all have seen that all the nurses, doctors, and all the other staff and the women and men from the Fisher House do a great job. And I am glad that I can work together with the Soldier`s Angels
http://soldiersangels.homestead.com/wounded-soldiers-project.html.

Wilhelmine Aufmkolk, Germany

A member from KONTAKT Wiesbaden e.V., German/American Friendship Club
and Soldiers Angels Foundation
JosephineFS@aol.com
Wilhelmine Aufmkolk
Gross Gerau, Germany - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 11:13:34 (EDT)
My brother is out in afganistan he was sent out april 13th I have'nt seen him in a long time he lives and is based in hawai its been about 10 years since we seen each other.I have mailed him and am just waiting hopefully for some reply. My brothers name is Gordon Day serving with bravo company in kandahar any one with similar family out there if you would like to email at libday@hotmail.com
elizabeth day
glasgow, scotland u.k - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 11:34:45 (EDT)
I hope all is well at Camp Speicher! I am sending my thoughts and prayers to SFC Stanley Parker who is stationed at this FOB with a missle support unit

Go Army

Mike Christal
Bluffton, IN USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 05:47:46 (EDT)
I want to say hi to my son who is with the 216th. En Bn at Camp Speicher. I just want to say that we all miss you. And pray that all you come home safe. Also to his friend Matt who is also there with him. I love you, mom
Deanna Patchen
Wakeman, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 18:15:40 (EDT)
I have never been to war, but i have seen movies on it. I salute you gentlemen for doing the best you could do in NAM. I am glad to kept the population down back then. You people RULE. Keep up the good work.
Blaine
Red Deer, AB Canada - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 17:35:30 (EDT)
To my son, SSG. Paul Brondhaver, stationed with the 216th ENG BTN, YOU ARE A HERO. There are prayers from all over the world being said for you and for you fellow soldiers. You have no idea how many friends you have. We trust God will be with you and keep you safe. There will be a celebration of love and joy on your return. All the family loves you and misses you. I give my love to your wife and my grandkids every chance I can. God Bless you and the guys. God Bless American. Thank You for keeping us safe and free. Proud Mother of an American Soldier serving Operation IRAQI Freedom. Love MOM
sandra Brondhaver
Amelia, OH USA - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 15:13:11 (EDT)
THERE IS TWO SOLDIERS STATIONED IN IRAQ WHO NEEDS ITEMS. ANYONE WHO CAN HELP PLEASE DO SO. BAKED GOODS ARE A HUGE TREAT! AS WELL AS SUPPORTIVE MAIL. SEND TO:

SPC. KEN MUMPHREY PFC. CHRISTOPHER SMITH
HSC 216TH ENGR. BN. HSC 216TH ENGR. BN.
FOB SPEICHER FOB SPEICHER
APO AE 09392 APO AE 09392
anonymous
cincinnati, oh USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 00:55:17 (EDT)
To the soldiers with the 216th Engr. Bn... keep up the good work! To my husband, SSG. Dion Pangallo, YOU ARE MY HERO!!! The kids and I miss you terribly and are counting the days until you come home. Please stay safe!


kim
bethel, oh USA - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 00:32:47 (EDT)
like to say hi to old friends

jake phelps
bardstown, ky USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 21:40:49 (EDT)
to all my brothers and sister"who are in iraq in the mithey 4th god knows your there for us and others that don't know what freedom is all about,keep up the fight and faith that god wil give all of you youre just reward proud to be vet.of 1st bg.8th.inf.4th.inf.div.

john vriethoff
milpitas, ca USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 16:23:22 (EDT)
I forgot to ask if anyone knows about the men and women who are fighting the war in Iraq from Ft. Sill with the 1/17 unit 92627. If anyone knows about there return I would like to know. I would like to find out about my dear friend SSg Wayne Gray. Please if anyone knows anything send me a message at flrluvs2teach@cox.net
Fatima
N.Las Vegas, Nv USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 15:16:55 (EDT)
This is to Wayne Gray who is stationed Ft. Sill in the 1/17 FA unit 92627...Thank you for taking the time to say hello to me when have been fighting the war.. God Bless You and all the men and women who are there fighting for FREEDOM...I miss talking to you....God be with you always. Sincerely, Fatima
Fatima
N>Las Vegas, Nv USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 15:11:46 (EDT)
I served in Co B 1/8th 4th ID I was a squad leader 3rd squad 3rd platoon June 69 to march 70 lost two good friends Ron Davis and David Larson. Unit was split up in March 70. I went to C Troup 1/10th Cav 4th ID. I caught schrapnel from a mortor round about 2 AM April 1st 1970 Would like to hear from anyone who served in either unit Email tbaird@hot.rr.com
Tommy Baird
China Spring, Tx USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 03:22:21 (EDT)
My husband is with the 362nd PsyOp unit out of Fayetteville Arkansas. That unit is now attached to the 345th out of Dallas. That unit is currently in Iraq. If anyone reads this and their spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend, aunt, uncle, mom, etc.. is with one of these units, please e-mail me, I need someone that can relate. themoorefourplus@yahoo.
Holly Moore
Russellville, AR USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 15:06:34 (EDT)
My son Spc. Douglas M Couch is with the 216th En Bn in camp Speicher.We are very proud of him, and can't wait to see him come home. We love you ...God what a great son you are,be safe ..........Love Mom and Dad
Vicki Couch
Hillsboro, Ohio USA - Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 22:12:49 (EDT)
Hi all ex combat support co. ist battle group 8th inf.Berlin 1962-63 lookig for James Rizzo ,Dwayne Jones ,don puckett .Thanks GOD already found Leonard Travis ,Earl Wisema and Eddie Wallema .Our home base was fort Lewis Washington .In may 1962 we went to Berlin .GOD
bless every one . Hope to get in touch other of our buddies
sincerely,
Hector Saavedra
Hector Saavedra Borges
Quebradillas , P.R. USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 00:15:23 (EDT)
Hello My husband Ssg. Rob Shutler is also with C Co. 216th EN BN out of Austintown OH. He is in Camp Speicher. We pray for all the soldiers to quick and safe return home.
Michelle
Mogadore, OH USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 09:25:27 (EST)
To Sgt.Marc A. Johnson in the 601st ASB/FOB SPEICHER near Tikrit......We all love ya here brother. Keep on doin what yer doin!!!

KARL,STEPHANIE AND RUDI
Karl Johnson
Grand Prairie, Tx USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 13:53:14 (EST)
My son is in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne. It is wonderful to visit your site and see all the information and pics. You deserve a great big thanks for keeping us informed.
Julie Turpen
Whitesboro, TX USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 20:36:15 (EST)
March 22, 1967 - Polei Duc, Central Highlands. These brave mem of A-1-8 'Gave Their All' Pfc Floyd Barker, Pfc Blair Dennis, Pfc Ralph Gray, Pfc Charles Harrison, Pfc Jacob Horn, Pfc Richard Kamiski, Pfc Gary Ladd, Sp4 Raul Montes, Sp4 John Mott, Sgt Timothy Murphy, Sp4 Dennis Prentice, Capt William Sands III, Sp4 Richard Sedies, Sp4 David Vasquez, Pfc Ralh Wentzel, Pfc Junior Wilkerson, Pfc Billy Witzoski. Also in memory of John Nelson. " Heroism is an obedience to a secret impluse of an individuals character." You Are Gone, But Not Forgotten.
Landis Bargatze
St Louis, USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 19:20:55 (EST)
I was in germany at freidberg in 1953&54&55.in tank co.3rd platoon 8th infantry regiment h.q.battalion would like to hear from anyone who was there same time
william c wise
lester, al USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 17:29:24 (EST)
I was in germant at freidberg in 1953&54&55.in tank co.3rd platoon 8th infantry regiment h.q.battalion would like to hear from anyone who was there same time
william c wise
lester, al USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 17:21:20 (EST)
I am the Great-Nephew of Pvt. James P. Mc Lamb. He was a member of the 4th Division 12th Infantry Ser# 34466662. He was KIA on June 22, 1944. Please contact onedbaxfan@mindspring.com if you have any information.
Kenny Wood
Raleigh, NC USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 00:51:22 (EST)
I am proud to be a Mother of a son "Sgt Brian A Robinson of the 13th Coscom, who has served his country and has taken a part in liberating people in Iraq for the past year. I think that this will be one of the greatest highlights of my life and my son's life. Even though his year is up, I will continue to be mindful, helpful and pray for the safety of all of our other military personnell around the world. God Bless the USA.
Delores M. Robinson
Baltimore, Md USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 07:41:43 (EST)
This message is for Dick Arnold. A friend told me you were
looking for information on my brother, Stephen Bebout. He
was a an amputee injured in Vietnam. He died on Jan.9, 1972
as a result of his
injuries. My e-mail address is
inshades@bright.net
Jan Bebout McIntosh
Convoy, OH USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 19:53:23 (EST)
Kyle,
If you see this message, Ynez and I were on the computer to see if we could find your picture. I really want to see your face. We all are rooting for you. I know you will come out on the top. That's my Son!!!
Love and kisses and hugges too.
Your lovely Mother!!!!!!
Ms. G. Scott
Oak Park, Il USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 15:58:17 (EST)
If my memory serves me correctly(???) it was 34 years ago in early March when the colors of A-1-8 were sent home. Those of us who remained were sent to other units througout Nam. I was wondering if any members or any one who reads this board remembers the last hump, a CA into Binh Dinh Providence.

Sonny
Glenolden, Pa USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 12:36:13 (EST)
HI TO ALL OF I-8 WELCOME BACK FROM IRAQ. THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE.I KEPT UP WITH ALL OF YOU IN THE 4TH DIV DURING THE WAR AND WEPT MANY TEARS. YOU ARE THE SUPER ENERGY THAT KEEPS OUR SPITITS UP BACK HERE.I SERVED WITH B CO I-8 IN GERMANY 1953-1955. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED IN BUTZBACH GERMANY ANY YEAR AND ANY UNIT.I AM NOW GIVING BACK BY VOLUNTEERING WITH THE USO AT SAN DIEGO CALIF AIRPORT, joe_uso@yahoo.com
JOE RICHER
SAN DIEGO, CALIF USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 15:24:06 (EST)
we are so proud of our son PFC Dennis Ferber and our troops. come home safely!
coreen ferber
mongaup valley, ny USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 15:20:00 (EST)
we are so proud of our son and our troops. come home safely
coreen ferber
mongaup valley, ny USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 15:15:29 (EST)
I have a grandson Spec. Andrew Chambers somewhere in Tikrit. He hasn't been able to give us his address yet. He is fine last we heard, he sent his brothers birthday present from there, so thats a good thing. he is with the A Co. 216th Eng Bn from Chillicothe, Ohio. They left from Camp Atterbury to Germany then to Tikrit. If anyone sees him Tell him we love him and miss him and are praying for him and each and everyone of you there and around the world protecting us. Waiting on word from him. is headed to Camp Speicher for rotation from Germany was the last we heard. we can be reached at Grandma is Sherry (pepper277@adelphia.net)His dad is Bill, can be reached at (Bill.Chambers@ohr.state.oh.us). Thank you so much for any help we can get. God Bless each and everyone of you. and thank you again for our Freedom. Take care of each other.
Sherry Hickman
Newark, OH USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 10:50:26 (EST)
Congratulations to all Alumni of the March 12, 1969 fight in the Plei Trapp Valley, wev'e made it another year. Take a moment and remember those who did not. Can you believe it's been 35 years? And every single day is a bonus.

To all of you active duty men and women returning home today, thank you.
Ken McCormack
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 08:49:27 (EST)
THANK YOU ALL. I have a friend Willwam(Billy) Brooks of the 168 th ENGINEER GROUP. If you see him please tell him hi for me. My e mail boo54@cableone.net if he gets the chance. Be safe everyone& Love to all.

BJ & my brother ARTHUR
BJ DUNCAN
SARDID, MS. USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 08:17:52 (EST)
Hello To Sgt Joseph F. King he is in the 601st ASB Electrical Platoon at FOB Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. Hugs, Kisses, Love
Mom & Dad, Sherri, Suzan & Michelle.
Bonita Spreng
Portland, Or USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 14:41:57 (EST)
I just wanted to say Hello to JEFFREY SCOTT JACKSON, who is my nephew and to let him know that we all miss him very much and we can't wait until he gets back to the United States. We ar sooooo very proud of you and anxious for your safe return home. Love you Lots!
Alison Mitchell
Wetumpka, AL USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 11:43:32 (EST)
Bless you, 4th ID. Task Force Iron Horse, welcome home!


Welcome Home Grandson, We have missed you, David.
Grandma
Whittier, CA USA - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 23:43:36 (EST)
Bless you, 4th ID. Task Force Iron Horse, welcome home!


Welcome Home Grandson, We have missed you, David.
Grandma
Whittier, CA USA - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 23:43:00 (EST)
Forgot to put email for message below, teresa_44@hotmail.com
Teresa
Ponchatoula, La USA - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 00:56:08 (EST)
My son Brian Smith just made it to Tikrit. He is with A Co. 601st ASB 1st Infantry, if anyone knows where I can get news about his unit like this site has for the 4th Infantry PLEASE let me know. Thank you and God Bless all our soldiers.
Teresa
Ponchatoula, La USA - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 00:52:53 (EST)
Thanks so much for this site! Darren - we miss and love you very much and are excited for you to be in the states again - be safe and we are praying for you - Love Dad and Mom. Darren is with Cco. 1/8 3rd BCT 4th ID - if anyone out there has someone with that unit let me know - e-mail me at dldalbey@cableone.net - thanks!!
Laurie Dalbey
Fargo, ND USA - Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 23:31:11 (EST)
Our son is in Iraqi any information you can send will be much appreciated, Thank you
Richard & Ronda Merritt
Des Moines, Ia USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 18:17:20 (EST)
I want to let PETER MAXFIELD and JAMES WAMPLER know how PROUD of them I am. THANK-YOU; you two. Come HOME SAFELY !!!
GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Melissa Neal
Killeen, TX USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 12:38:27 (EST)
Wishing Scott Akerley and his men the best of luck.
Greg Whitney
Houston, TX USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 14:17:42 (EST)
Wishing Scott Akerley and his men the best of luck.
Greg Whitney
Houston, TX USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 14:17:30 (EST)
Spc. Nathan Hebert's Godmother,
I love you and I am very proud of you.
Michele Browning <>
Baker, LA USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 08:12:50 (EST)
I WAS IN THE1/8 INFANTRY FROM6/69=6/70I WAS WOUNED ON 8/20-69 IN A AMBUSH OUTSIDE OF AN-KHE.I THINK OF ALL OF MY FELLOW (FIGHTING EAGLES) EVERY DAY THAT I WAKE UP&HOPE THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU OVER THERE IN (IRAQ) makes it home safely
CHARLES L.SEIBERT SGT.
SALEM, Ohio USA - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 13:56:14 (EST)
I am looking for a way to contact my cousin, Army Lt. Col. Tom Hollis, currently serving in Ramadi, Iraq. I found your site, and I enjoyed all of the information. If any of you know Tom Hollis, tell him to call his cousin, Helene!
Helene Fenlon
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:16:23 (EST)
I am looking for a way to contact my cousin, Army Lt. Col. Tom Hollis, currently serving in Ramadi, Iraq. I found your site, and I enjoyed all of the information. If any of you know Tom Hollis, tell him to call his cousin, Helene!
Helene Fenlon
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:16:11 (EST)
I WAS WITHTHE 1-8 INFANTRY FROM 6-60= 670 I WAS WOUNDED ON 8/20/69 .I SERVED WITH THE A.S.A.IN S2 H.H.C.1-8 INFANTRY FROM BON-SONG TO QUI-NOHN &PHU -THI LZ SALLY &X-RAY
CHARLES L. SEIBERT
SALEM, Ohio USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 15:32:43 (EST)
Thank you all for making sacrifices and being away from those who love you, so that we may all have the comforts of Freedom. You are all in my prayers. How proud you families are of you!!! Believe me, I know.......my son is with the 235th Engineering Team currently in Tikrit, Iraq. May you all be safe and home soon. Again........THANK YOU VERY MUCH>
Nev
Nev Higgins
Lohman, MO USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 00:32:51 (EST)
My husband and I are so very proud of our son, PFC Lemmon.
Who is serving in Iraq. He's with the 4th EN. God Bless all our soldiers.
Jonna Lemmon
Jonna Lemmon
Kelseyvill, CA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 14:52:33 (EST)
hi my brother is in 1/17th field artillary at ft.sill i have not really heard of ant web pages for them he is in bravo battery if some one could help me out i would appreciate it i also think you have done a good job on this site thank you my email address is eve6973505@aol.com
vanessa skidmore
lawton, ok USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 04:33:40 (EST)
I am very, very proud of my son serving in Iraq. The country should be very proud of all of our sons and daughters over there.
Linda Smith
USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 17:45:23 (EST)
dont ever give up on your country and remember that you are fighting for ours and your freedom an also people from the middle east!!! we all have in our prayers!
always try your hardest! an thank you to all the soildiers fighting for this country!!!!
Haley Deters
Teutopolis, IL. USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 00:06:42 (EST)
Dear Our Brother
If you ever get to read this than please know that our prayers have always been with you. You are coming home soon.We cant wait to see you again. You and all of the other soldiers will be back in the free land,and you want have to smell that crap hole anymore. be safe and we love you . your little sister amanda
Amanda & Chuck Brackett
Madisonville, TN USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 15:51:33 (EST)
Eric's Mom!
I'm not sure if your addressing me, but if so email me at pam_hunt71913@yahoo.com
I enjoy this site also. It certainly makes me aware that I'm not the only one with a much loved and missed family memeber, praying daily for all of them to just come home safe and A-okay!
God bless all of our soldiers, past as well as present. Your all wonderful and brave people to protect us here on the homefront.
Take care
Pam

Pam
Hot Springs,, Ar. USA - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 15:38:18 (EST)
Being a Pearl Harbor Survivor,still surviving,having served through out World War two,two tours in Vietnam,and retiring from USAF with thirty years service I think I can safely say I am fully aware of what our young men are doing in Iraq.God Bless each and everyone of them they are true heros in every sense of the word
Forrest G Kessinger Master sergeant Retired, USAF
Forrest G. Kessinger
Nokomis , Florida USA - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 13:36:54 (EST)
Is A co plan on attending the Melborne,FL reuion in April?
Hope to see you all there.
Jeffro
Kathleen, FL USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 15:11:12 (EST)
Is A co plan on attending the Melborne,FL reuion in April?
Hope to see you all there.
Jeffro
Kathleen, FL USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 15:10:45 (EST)
hi, I was wondering where the updates are? this site is my favorite for news of the 4th id and my son is in iraq-have you stopped all updates?? pleae tell me no., pam of eric in iraq
erics mom
gettysburg, pa USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 07:44:29 (EST)
Good Job in the desert Attack Company. I really wish I could have been there with you guys. Instead I am out here sending you some fresh troops to handle business. Keep up the good work, Fighting Eagles-Strike Fear. Email:juan.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Staff Sergeant Juan Hernandez
Waukegan, IL USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 00:25:39 (EST)
My son Brian left Germany last week to go to Tikrit. We love him and miss him so much, so do his two daughters Lexie and Hayley. I pray for his safe return along with all the others soldiers that are fighting for our freedom. He is in the A Co. 601st 1st infantry. Come home soon. Love, Mom. teresa_44@hotmail.com
Teresa Smith
Ponchatoula, LA USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 18:52:09 (EST)
Hello to Jason Byrd
Darlene Brown
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 09:36:20 (EST)
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU IN THE 4TH INFANTRY. ESPECIALLY ONE I JUST HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPENDING SOME TIME WITH WHILE HE WAS HOME ON HIS 2 WEEK LEAVE, AND THAT IS SGT. STEPHEN WADE LATCH. WADE, IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE YOU LOOKING SO GOOD, AND KNOWING NOW THAT THE DAYS ARE NUMBERED UNTIL YOU GET TO COME HOME AND STAY . YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS EVERY NIGHT, AND I PRAY GOD WILL RETURN YOU ALL HOME SAFE TO YOUR FAMILIES. WE ARE SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, AND THAT WE ARE SAFER BECAUSE OF YOU ALL. GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU, AND WADE, I HAVE OFFICIALLY BECAME YOUR 2ND MOTHER. I HOPE THAT IS OKAY WITH YOU!!!!! YOUR OTHER MOTHER DOESN;T MIND. WE LOVE YOU, LAVONNE, AMY AND CLAY
LAVONNE NASH
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, , AR USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 22:40:46 (EST)
Thank you all so much for what you have done to fight for our nation. I am proud to have men such as yourselves to fight for my freedom. Many of my family members have fought in past wars. I am proud to say I am an American.May God bless you all. I am praying for you.
With High Honors, Sharon

Soldier, If You were to die right now, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven? Here is how you can know.
We are all sinners and deserve to go to hell. The Bible tells us that Jesus died to save us from our sins. All we have to do is : 1. Admit that we are a sinner, 2. Believe that Jesus died and three days rose again for our sins, 3. Confess yourself before God as a sinner. 4. Ask Him to come into your heart and save you.
If you have any questions, Please write to me at...
Sharon Pranger
7205 NW 36th
Bethany, OK 73008

Thanks again for all you do. Remember For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. For the wages of sin is deatyh, but the gifty of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
Sharon Pranger
Bethany, OK USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 17:18:15 (EST)
Thank you all so much for what you have done to fight for our nation. May God bless you all. I am praying for you.
With High Honors, Sharon

Sharon Pranger
7205 NW 36th
Bethany, OK 73008
Sharon Pranger
Bethany, OK USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 17:04:56 (EST)
SPC Araiza, Shannon is headed to Camp Speicher for rotation from Germany 4th Infantry Division. I wanted to look for the link to Camp Speicher. Nervous Mom, like all others. Kindest regards, Susan Araiza-Boys
Susan Araiza-Boys
Bella Vista, Ca USA - Monday, February 09, 2004 at 02:02:14 (EST)
I am so proud of our men and women out there. I hope they know how many people when they find out i have a son over there tell me to thank him. So i am here to thank you all.
Terry Gordon
Olean, ny USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 19:21:35 (EST)
From a big sister in East Tennessee to my little big brother PVT John R. Cobb in Baquba Iraq. Keep up the good work! We love you and know everything you and the rest of the 4th ID do you do for us here at home. We are in the home stretch now. Stay safe and we will see you soon. Also, to Bob thank you so much for this site, it gives us hope to get one glimps of our solider or hear a little bit of information that we no longer get from the media. You are a heaven sent.
Jeana Gray
Madisonville, TN USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 11:56:50 (EST)
I was wondering if there is a web site that I can go into to fine out about my boyfriend he is in 57 signal battalion his name is sgt.D'Ambra I also think he is joined with 13 coscom Iam not for sure though please help me out with some info thank you my e-mail address is becca_herring@yahoo.com thank you again becca
Becca Hinson
Lampasas, tx USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 22:09:55 (EST)
I was wondering if there is a web site that I can go into to fine out about my boyfriend he is in 57 signal battalion his name is sgt.D'Ambra I also think he is joined with 13 coscom Iam not for sure though please help me out with some info thank you my e-mail address is becca_herring@yahoo.com thank you again becca
Becca Hinson
Lampasas, tx USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 22:09:15 (EST)
I am the Brownie cookie Mom from Troop 194 out Falmouth Va. This year for during our sale we have asked if people would like to give the troop overseas a box of cookies..... yes, YES is all we have heard. Our problem is we don't have an address. So if you would like your Son Daughter father mother you get the picture to get some great Girl Scout Cookies please Email me at kldcasazza@yahoo.com. We will send them to your service member. Thanks for your help!
downeyCasazza
Falmouth, Va USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 08:13:35 (EST)
Well I hate to say, but my son didn't get his Christmas box. He's with 3rd bct A co. out of fort Carson. I think I know what happened. We were told to mail the boxws by Nov. 13th. (which I did) He came home on leave on the 17th and was here through Thanksgiving. The box probably arrived while he was here. It cost over $100 including the contents. But what really upset me was that I sent drawings from his sons, and I really wanted him to have the little Christmas tree. The place where I mailed it said there was nothing that could be done. It's over now, and I'm so thankful that he's coming home soon. I just wondered if anyone else had this problem. He said it was ok, but I just wanted him to have that box. Hopefully, he will get his Valentine box. and thankfully it's the last one. HOOAH! God bless all of our soldiers and I pray they will all come home safe. /r
susan prado
new deal, tx USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 21:36:47 (EST)
To my son, Ross, B Co 1/8th 3BCT, 4th IN. Congrats on your promotion to PFC. We pray for you every day. God Bless to all the troops and God Speed. We love you all and hold your heads high, you have so much to be proud of. HOAH!!!
John Austin
Pittsburg , KS USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 18:22:44 (EST)
Hey Paco, I love you
cissi appel
osceola, ark USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 13:36:01 (EST)
Hey Paco, I love you
cissi appel
osceola, ark USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 13:35:42 (EST)
i would like to find my company 1/22 infantry 4th division
Michael cleveland
detroit, mi USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 20:28:58 (EST)
my son is part of the 66 Transport from Kuait which left Germany almost three weeks ago.He said he is coming to an Airbase and I was wandering if you are that base.
Sidney Wheatley
Williamsport , PA USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 17:22:17 (EST)
To our nephew PFC Clint Meadows A-Co, 1-8, 3rd BCT. It has been awhile since we sent you some of Aunt Lisa's hugs, so here they are again! We miss you and can wait for your safe return! Take care and God Bless. We Love you! And again as your Buddy Eric says, Be Safe, Be Safe!


Love Always your Aunt Lisa and Uncle Dean

Lisa and Dean Lehmann
Wahpeton, ND USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 15:59:22 (EST)
My son in law SSG Jones, Timothy (Kurt) ... Take care and may he be home soon ..... THANKS FOR THE JOB YOU DO EVERYDAY TO ENSURE MY FREEDOM !!!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF THE TROOPS
Winona Skinner
Little Rock, AR USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 21:58:09 (EST)
My son in law SSG Jones, Timothy (Kurt) ... Take care and may he be home soon ..... THANKS FOR THE JOB YOU DO EVERYDAY TO ENSURE MY FREEDOM !!!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF THE TROOPS
Winona Skinner
Little Rock, AR USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 21:57:54 (EST)
SPECIALIST JAESON ANDREW KELLER,MY HUSBAND,MY BEST FRIEND AND TO BE HONEST MY EVERYTHING. I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH THANK YOU'S IN THIS WORLD. HERE IS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FELLOW SOLIDERS COMING HOME SOON AND SAFE. ALL MY LOVE JESSICA
JESSICA KELLER
OLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 01:17:11 (EST)
It's 1230 Jan 25, minus 5 degrees,but inside our home it's warm and snug,our son will soon be on his way home, Sgt Philip Derise, with the 588th, and like all the other parents we're so anxious, just to see him again, if only for the 10 days or so we'll have. So many will never have that again, my heart aches for those families. To all the troops there in Iraq and other foreign shores Thank You. I saw my Father off to world war II, Korea, then there was Vietnam, when my Son went to Kosovo I thought that would be the last real conflict, how niave I was, so long as evil shows its self, we'll be there to fight, God bless each and every one of you, come home safe, and soon.
Sharon Derise Grose
Big Run, Pa USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 00:41:44 (EST)
really. You did a very nice site.
Piercing body jewelry guy <info@mrpiercing.com>
Voorhees, NJ USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 12:50:01 (EST)
Hi! May I aks you who did design for this site? I have my own sites ut I do not like its colors at all. Yours looks much better I guess. Im trying to find someone who are really great designer.
Piercing body jewelry guy <info@mrpiercing.com>
Voorhees, NJ USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 12:46:33 (EST)
FIRST OF ALL EXCUSE ME FOR MY BAD ENGLISH;I WAS A VERY YOUNG BOY WHEN THE 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAME NEAR THE FARM OF MY PARENTS IN NORMANDY (FRANCE) IN AUGUST 1944;IT BRINGS ME A GREAT EMOTION TO LEARN THAT IT WAS THE FAMOUS FORTH WHICH CAPTURED SADDAM. MY GOOD SOUVENIR (JANUARY 21ST 2004)
LOUISFERT
ST DIDIER SUR DOULON, FRANCE - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 05:52:26 (EST)
God Bless all our soldiers and Thank You for a job all of us Americans can be proud of! My son serves proudly beside the best men and women of the 4th infantry. Have a quick and safe return home. Love, a proud Mom.
Sandy Betancourt
Palmdale, Ca USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 02:59:08 (EST)
My son is in Tikit, with the 4th ID 362 Unit PSYOP out of Fayettevile, ARk . We'd just like Mike to know we are proud of him and all who are there. Pray them home soon.
God Bless to each and everyone of our soldiers.
Pam Hunt
Hot Springs, Ark. USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 15:42:04 (EST)
I wish good luck to all troops !
Karrie Alexander
Jeanerette, LA USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 14:44:11 (EST)
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Liverpool, NY USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 18:27:47 (EST)
To my brother SPC Matt Francis and all of the troops serving in Iraq. You are in our prayers. We pray for all of the 1/8 Inf. every night, and know that your safe return to us will be soon. We are proud to be Americans and know that each and everyone of you is the true hero. God Bless the Red,White and Blue. God Bless the American Soldier. We miss you Matt, and are proud of all that you have done for the U.S.A.
Bill and Sheri Duke
Zephyrhills, Fl. USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 21:40:32 (EST)
I wanted to say Thank you to all the troups that are in Iraq there fighting for our country.. And a speacil thanks to my cousin Brian Johnson.. I miss you and cant wait to see you when you come home..I love you! your Cousin Ashlee Leach
Ashlee Leach
Redding , Cal USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 14:11:32 (EST)
TO ALL THE SOILDERS OUT THERE KEEP YOU HEAD UP AND CONTINUE TO MAKE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR FAMILIES PROUD. TO MY SPECIAL SOILDER LANCE L.MARTIN I AM ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU AND I MISS YOU VERY MUCH.
JESSICA MITCHELL
FAYETTEVILLE, NC USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 07:40:58 (EST)
Havent looked at the Gbook in a long time.Felt sadness to see 3 more kia in iraq this morning from 4div.Hopefully those vile saddam holdouts will start running low on munitions and bodies soon.Spent 3 Januarys in Viet in the Inf.I was in C 1/27 in ja 66 one of original 16 plt sgts in the Batallion.In Ja 67 Tho I had been hit twice I was the only Remaining Plt Sgt of the originals.In late dec 66 was on a bad op north of the plain of reeds and knew it was my last and had to make it thru.In Ja 69 was plt sgt A 1/8 and field 1st sgt and the tet 69 nva offensive was just tuning up.Tet 69 peaked for me and many young A 1/8 troops on March 12,69 in a super bad shootout at plei trap.I almost lost my right leg and it was my 5th wound.Just an old trooper and lucky to make it thru.If it had not been for the many fine young men who stood with me that bad day I probably wouldnt be around now.I Hope and pray this war in iraq ends soon and they come home with no more loss--SINCERELY Don White--SGTWHITE@PRONTOMAIL.COM
Don White
Oklahoma City, Ok USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 15:21:34 (EST)
God bless Kurdistan, God Bless USA :-)
Dindar Kocer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 18:30:23 (EST)
God Bless the 1-8. Hello to my son Matt Francis. Looking forward to seeing you "outta there" and back home safe. Ireally enjoy the picture page of this site. Thanks to those who put it all together. I printed one out today of Matt with two other soldiers on the Nov 21st Page. Take care and be safe. Gene Francis gfrancis@hollinet.com
Gene Francis
Hollister, Ca USA - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 18:42:14 (EST)
To my nephew Shay Price..... Miss you lots! Can't wait to see you. Love you, Aunt Hope
Hope Czarnecki <rjhc777@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 18:04:44 (EST)
any 64th CSG stuff???????????
A. Step
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 17:47:42 (EST)
PFC Clint Meadows A-Co, 1-8, 3rd BCT! We are so VERY Proud of you and send you our love, and of course Aunt Lisa's HUGS. So, as your little buddy Eric ends all of his letters to you, as will I....Stay Safe Stay Safe!
We Love you with all of our Heart!

Love always your Uncle Dean and Aunt Lisa
Dean and Lisa Lehmann
Waheton, ND USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 20:40:36 (EST)
My son is serving with the 1-8 and I want to thank all of you who put this website together for providing all of us at home with all the current news regarding the 4th. I.D. It's very much appreciated by everyone. Thanks again, Mike Billingsley
Mike Billingsley
Ofallon, Mo. USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 15:05:08 (EST)
I just want to say HI and HAPPY NEW YEAR to my son, SGT. Stephen Wade Latch. He is in Tirkit, Iraq. Wade, your picture is in our Newspaper today. Picture taken Dec. 27th. You look good!!! Everyone is calling and wishing you the best. I miss you and can't wait until March and you are home safe! Love you, Mom
Tina Gayle
North Little Rock, AR USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 16:13:23 (EST)
Johnathan Leming, wherever you are, we pray for your safety and your return to the U.S.A. May 2004 be a wonderful year for you!
Love,
Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz


James & Elizabeth Shelton
Dublin, OH USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 17:18:25 (EST)
We are very proud of our best friend who is like a brother PVC John R. Cobb with the 4th infantry division in Iraq. We would like to thank all the troops for want your doing for our country. We know that you all hate it over there. Robbie we miss you and we love you. Kick some butt for us. Thanks for all your doing.
Karen and Hope Gudger
Tellico Plains, TN USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:42:05 (EST)
I am proud of all the soldiers and continue to pray for all of them and all the people that help me keep in touch with PVT Cook Elaine N. over in mousl iraq.
Denise Lightning Fire
Cheyenne River , SD USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 15:31:22 (EST)
I AM LOOKING FOR JOAQUIN AVILA , 4ID, FORT HOOD, I MISS YOU AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU . PLEASE COME TO RED BROOK
SARA SMILE
SAN ANTONIO, TX USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 13:57:56 (EST)
EMail: hippensteel@onemain.com
hippensteel
USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 19:25:22 (EST)
Hello, I am the mother of SPC Eric Conrad HHB 1-17 FA unit #92627 deplyed from Fort Sill , OK and have only had one phone call since Dec. 7th-does anyone know where this unit is or how I could find out? any info on this unit would be greatly aprreciated, I have not received any letters or calls since he was deployed and need to hear from him or even someone who knows something? thanks
April Hippensteel
Fairfield, pa USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 19:22:40 (EST)
I served with D company 1/8 from Dec 1969 to March 1970. After 1/8 rotated home I transfered to C company 1/12. I am looking for anyone who might remember me. I have a hard time remembering names but I remember Frank Green, Ronnie Rogers and Robert Bugni(bugs). I found this web page and was looking at pictures and I have some of the same pictures in my album but don't remember names. Email me if anyone remembers. a.wall@mchsi.com Thanks
Al Wall
Springfield, Mo USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 15:17:10 (EST)
I am so proud of my husband who is with 4th infantry at Fort Hood! He is now serving in Iraq in the town of Baquba. Be very careful and come home soon. I love you more babe!
Kelly P.
Ironton, Ohio USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 23:43:31 (EST)
I served with C Company 3/12 in Vietnam from January 1969 - January 1970 and was wounded on 11 March 1969 in Plei Trap fighting. This after action report of Operation Wayne Grey is the first one I have seen. I am so proud of our 4th Division troups in Iraq and the ones still here in the U.S. Bless their families here at home.
Ashley Harrington
Culloden, GA USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 08:07:55 (EST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on this Christmas Day.Be safe Darren and hurry home to us. We are so proud of you and love you very much, please take care, love Grandma and Grandpa Bondy
Judy and Galen Bondy
Surprise , AZ USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 22:46:45 (EST)
I want to wish my husband and everyone overseas a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I also wanted to thank you for protecting this country with such pride and honor.
Baby, I love and miss you so much! I can't wait till we can be together again. I also want you to know I will ALWAYS be here for you and will never leave your side. Merry Christmas! I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!
Your Wife
Melissa Bowman
Pleasant Hill , Mo USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 20:01:59 (EST)
I just wanted to wish the soldiers out there in Iraq Happy Holidays!! And as for Shay Price I love you very much and can't wait to see you again!!!!!!! LOVE Your sister Sienna
Sienna Johnson
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 00:15:38 (EST)
Dear Soldier,

You do not know us but , we are glad that we can write to you a few lines and so we will wish you from whole heart on a very „unusually place“ a still and peace-loving Merry Christmas and a great and good Happy New Year and hope that you can celebrate your next christmas at home with your family. You are not alone this evening, we are thinking on you particularly. Take care for you all the time and we hope for you so much that you can go home fast. We know that you do a great job, a dangerous job, often not easy to do. Often you do not know who is your friend and how is your enemy. We know that your family and a lot of friends they are all waiting for you. Have a great and a good new 2004, the same for your camrades, and your friends and family.

GOD BLESS ALL YOU

Wilhelmine and Rudolf Aufmkolk
JosephineFS@aol.com

Wilhelmine Aufmkolk
Gross Gerau, Germany - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 02:22:28 (EST)
served 68 to 69 1bde at dakto ankhe to all god bless
tom owens
salem, va USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 05:39:28 (EST)
1st Lt. Scott Akerley - 4th Infntry, 1-66 AR: My thoughts, love, and prayers are always with you. To all the soldiers fighting for our country, thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
Mary Walls
Portsmouth, NH USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 14:23:06 (EST)
This is To Mike Shaw and For Sgt Danny Shaw,
You are always in our prayers,as well as the whole 4th infantry division. Be Safe!!
My son stepson Danny is from the 3/29 FA out of Fort Carson, Co. and has been in Iraq since the beginning of @ June.We are so very proud of him. We Pray for his safety as well as for the safety of all the troops still there protecting our freedom,and hope you will soon be home with your loved ones soon. God Bless you all.
Mike if you see this email us at
dBrasie3@hotmail.com, Please.
We Love You.
Merry christmas&
"GOD BLESS AMERICA"
Tim & Donna Brasiel
Klamath Falls, Or USA - Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 19:52:29 (EST)
A big HOOAH to all the troops! I will never forget. And to my little brother Pfc Clint Meadows, you are my hero, we love you and miss you alot. God bless you all.
Mattie Meadows
Wahpeton, ND USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 22:49:18 (EST)
I proud of what I did and done for OUr Beloved Country and would like to see this Chapter grow into bigger web page. I have some pictures soon as I scan then will send e-mail to expand more. I was Part of this thing called freedom for Iraqis. I was with Crazy Horse (charlie) Troop 1-10 cavarly 4id Area Ops was near the Iran Boarder Khanquin Iraq. So would like to become Member of the IVY. Peace out. toddgroesbeck@aol.com
Todd Groesbeck
Kalamazoo , MI USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 21:02:25 (EST)
we are proud of you clint, when times gets hard, always remember that god is at your side. Just ask for his help and he will provide. god bless you and we all miss you and can't wait till you return.. love marianda and jimmy
Jimmy and Marianda Huskey
Saffell, arkansas USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 15:09:33 (EST)
to my son PFC Clint Meadows I am very proud of you , I say a prayer for you every night hope to hear and see you soon. You guys are doing a great job. Love Dad
Jim Meadows
strawberry, arkansas USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 15:06:38 (EST)

Mr&Mrs Callaghan
winter haven , fl USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 09:05:40 (EST)
Dear Members of the 4th Infantry Division,
My fifth grade class here in chilly Wahpeton, North Dakota
just got done looking at some of the photos of the capture of
Saddam Hussein. How exciting for us to be behind the scenes
of this monumental moment in the history of the United States!!
We will keep in touch. Write to us in care of: Mrs. Jacklitch's
Class, 212 3rd Ave N., Wahpeton, ND 58075. Thanks so much.
We are so very proud of you.
Sibyl Jackllitch
Wahpeton, North Dakota USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 12:26:44 (EST)
at dak to 68 to 69 to all may god bless
tom owens
salem, va USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 05:56:19 (EST)
MY BOYFRIEND AND COUSIN ARE IN IRAQ THEY ARE FROM FORT CARSON IN COLORADO AND ARE WITH THE ARMY'S 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION. I JUST HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU GUYS AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO COME HOME SOON IAN!!!!!!!!!
Lucy Valdez
Anaheim, Ca USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 02:53:05 (EST)
I have a brother over in iraq! from ft. polk i was just going to tell him that we all miss him and pray that he will return home soon...

We love you matt donnal
Dad,Mom,Ryan and Amanda!



Ryan Donnal
Kenton, OHIO USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 09:32:58 (EST)
Great job 1st Bde. I was with B co. 1st of the 8th Viet Nam 68/69. davidlwalsh@netscape.net
David L. Walsh
Burlington, Ia. USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 18:39:07 (EST)
Great site! Thanks for all you do, and congrats to 4ID for the Hussein Capture. My husband is deployed with 502d PSB out of Ft. Hood.

Get New 4ID gifts and Operation Iraqi Freedom mementos online at www.cafeshops.com/502psbfrg4id

All proceeds benefit the 502d PSB Family Readiness Group.

HOOAH!

Latorial
Latorial
Killeen, TX USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 16:29:01 (EST)
to my bro jimbob: i luv u and miss u and keep doin a good job!!!
kaci graham
p.a., tx USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 12:48:20 (EST)
Looking for 3/12 Bravo Company 4th Inf. Div. 1969
Ray Brown
Creston , Ia. USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 16:14:46 (EST)
Hi - I just wanted to say how happy I am to have found this site. My son left Fort Carson Nov. 29th. I am confused though with all the Units, Brigades, Inf groups etc. If anyone can educate me it would be appreciated. I pray for the safe return of all our soldiers soon. God Bless
Laurie Dalbey
Fargo, ND USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 18:43:07 (EST)
I just want to thank all of the family and friends of soldiers serving on the other side. I am recovering here at Ft. Hood from injuries received on the battlefield. I was with 4-42 FA, part of 1st BDE 4ID, and have to say that now that I am on this side I am truly amazed. I (we) never realized how many people are pulling for us over there. From prayer groups, to large companies, every time I turn around someone wants to shake my hand. It's extremely gratifying to know that we are appreciated regardless of what may be reported. The fact of the matter is, some times you have to serve a higher purpose. Thank you again. God Bless the America, and all of the troops on the other side.

Chris Sauceda
1LT, FA

Chris Sauceda
Killeen , TX USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 17:53:08 (EST)
There are few words to describe what it is like to love a soldier who is serving. I won't even try. My son is due to go to Iraq in February 2004 for one year. I am learning from those of you who are there now, in hope that I can somehow serve my son and his battle buddies. I hate war, but oh, how I love our soldiers. God bless you all, you are in my prayers, and if you ever run into PFC Justin Walde, befriend him and tell him his mother says hello.
Army Mom Valerie
Valerie
Midway , TN USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 08:46:14 (EST)
If you get this Clint,we love you and miss you very much. A-Co, 1-8, 3rd BCT, take care of my son, PFC Meadows. We are praying for all of you, and think of you guys all, night and day!
Debbie Molby
Wahpeton, ND USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 02:20:33 (EST)
Served in Germany Sept 53 t0 Dec 54 12th regiment

Malabar, fl USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 22:47:14 (EST)
Dear Pvt. Michael Galea out of Ft.Carson, 1-8, 4th Infantry, deployed 12/1...and I do not know much more except that you are gone...I miss you so much son, we all do and I pray that you are safe and that your joyful spirit remains unchanged. Stay safe..write or call when you can.
We are all so proud of you and all the troops!
Veronica Galea
Millbrae, CA USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 11:51:47 (EST)
Capt. Rob Rodock, You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. God Bless you and all your fellow Soldiers.
Michelle Thompson
Greeley, CO USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 16:11:26 (EST)
God bless you all and I am proud to have been part of your Co. A.CO 1/8.

RICK PADILLA
Rick Padilla
Los Angeles , Ca USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 15:20:54 (EST)
My hubby is hhc 3 bct 4 id... this is our first seperation.... im just looking for a spouse to chat with, and to say I LOVE YOU HONEY....
Gina Krenzer
Ft Carson, CO USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 00:01:59 (EST)
I'm proud of all of you in A-1-8 along with every other man and woman serving our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. My husband is currently deployed to Iraq with the 502d PSB.

God bless all! Thanks for all that you do.

Latorial
www.latorial.com
Latorial Faison, Poet & Author
currently at Ft. Hood, TX USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 21:42:22 (EST)
Hello to all from Balad, LSA Anaconda, Iraq. I just wanted to thank you all for support and mail. We'll be home before too much longer. Can't wait. See you when the boys get back to town!!
PFC Jenkins, Peter J
Ft Carson, CO USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 17:41:43 (EST)
1SG C BTRY 4/42 FA BN 1967-68 LET ME HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT SERVRD WITH ME
WILLIAM C REESE 1SG ARTY RET <>
CATAULA, GA 31804 USAIS - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 22:58:12 (EST)
God Bless all of you We lve you and thank you
Jenele Jasuirkowski
West Haven, CT USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 14:01:06 (EST)
THIS MESSAGE IS FOR Jenny and James Prasek. MY WIFE AND I ARE INTERESTED IN THE VIDEO YOU ARE REFERRING TO IN YOUR POSTING. COULD YOU PLEASE CONTACT US. EMAIL: gardenermrp@charter.net
David Pritchard
Milton, WV USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 18:38:00 (EST)
A big salute to SPC Ian Lilly over in Iraq. Come home soon, man. We support you.
Travis A. Miller
Kokomo, IN USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 22:17:54 (EST)

SSG CHRISTOPHER FOLEY
FT. HOOD, TEXAS USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 09:11:38 (EST)

SSG CHRISTOPHER FOLEY
FT. HOOD, TEXAS USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 09:11:27 (EST)
Our soldier is Spec Joshua Prasek. He's in the 4th ID from Ft Carson, Co. 1/8 B Co. Sgt Harrell--I ordered the videotape from the visit ya'll had with Dan Rather. During Josh's R&R visit recently, the tape came in and we viewed it. You're on it! Josh--if you get this/see this note---Bear Hugs and kisses sent with overwhelming pride. Your friends and family are so proud and miss you very much. Prayers to everyone (Puthoff, Roan, Piatzo, Tetu, Pritchard, Walker, etc.) sorry for the mispelling
Jenny and James Prasek
Crosby, TX USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 11:28:01 (EST)
To all the guys in A company of the 588th EN....please go give Covey a HUGE hug for me!!! My thoughts are ALWAYS with you guys and every night I pray that extra guardian angels be sent to walk with you. Please stay strong and watch out for eachother, it comforts me to know you are together. OH! and make sure he shares the cookies I send!! Love, Wendy
Wendy
HOUSTON, TX USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 08:56:42 (EST)
My thoughts and prayers are with you all on this Veterans Day and everyday. God Bless you and keep you safe We are very proud of you all Thank you
Susan Howell
nashville, Tn USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 13:53:39 (EST)
Sgt Andy Prevost email your mother please.we are woried. love mom and dad
Terri Prevost
Lancaster, ca usa - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 22:42:25 (EST)
Our grandson and nephew Bryan Daleiden was sent to Balad with the 588th Maintenance Company. We just wanted to let Bryan and his unit know that we are very proud of them and they will all be in our thoughts and prayers until they ALL return safely home. We love you Bryan!!!!
Joanne & Diane Silbernick
St. Michael, MN USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 20:04:00 (EST)
Our grandson and nephew Bryan Daleiden was sent to Balad with the 588th Maintenance Company. We just wanted to let Bryan and his unit that we are very proud of them and they will all be in our thoughts and prayers until they ALL return safely home. We love you Bryan!!!!
Joanne & Diane Silbernick
St. Michael, MN USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 20:03:03 (EST)
I want to say thank you for this site, and the support it offers. I spoke to my soldier yesterday, Sgt. Troy Roy, he is coming home for R&R. He sounds very excited and I know the whole family is as well. I want to send out my deepest sympathies to the families that have lost a loved one on the chinook crash yesterday. I am praying for you with all my heart, I cannot imagine going through that loss. I am praying that my brother will be safe as well as your sons, husbands and brothers. God Bless our soldiers!!
Vivian Roy-Varble
Ft. Rucker, AL USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 13:46:49 (EST)
looking up any pictures of where my son is ..Hes in Iraq B CO 4th EN close to Balad airport..PFC Lemmon, James Thankyou
jonna lemmon
kelseyville, ca USA - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 01:37:08 (EST)
thank you for your site for the 4th ID, and since my son is with the 846 TC running missions with these soldiers,,, thought this news might be very helpful.
shirley g. baity
USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 23:56:27 (EST)
thanks for this news re: 4th ID
shirley g. baity
USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 23:49:43 (EST)
Thanks to all of you, your continued efforts and good work. Special thanks to my brother Landis. He's a good man, always was and remains the same today. One of a kind I would say. Sherrie Bargatze - Dallas, Texas (Little sis)
Sherrie Bargatze
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 23:20:18 (EST)
I really enjoyed reading the story about what it is like being a military mom. There is so much in that story that mothers who's sons are married and don't live at home but the feelings are the same. I feel it every day from friends, family and co-workers that don't ask anymore how is my son. I pray every night for all the military fighting for the freedom of the Iraq people. I to always where my mother's blue star pin. I hate to know that here in America people forget about the war going on since the big war is over. I feel it is worse over there now for our military then it was during the war. During the war it was much larger units together then now when it is less going out together on these patrols. I am not trying to down play the earlier war by no means, it was very dangerous then also but then a lot of America was proudly whereing the red, white and blue and it seems now that has been lost somewhere. I guess what I am trying to say is lets not forget our military over in Iraq lets keep the home fires burning for them and make them know we are doing that. Thank you for listening to my heart.
Barbara McCann
Cleveland, GA USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 15:16:05 (EST)
My name is Mike Shaw. I'm 19 years old. My older brother Danny Shaw is in the 4th infantry division and right now is in Iraq fighting for our country. He was promoted to Seargent when he was just 20 years old. All I wanted to say was i hope who ever reads this will pray for my brother as well as the whole 4th infantry division. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
Mike Shaw
Tracy, CA USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:45:50 (EST)
I hold you all in my prayers. Trevor watch your back. Hurry home. We miss you dearly. Mom (teddie)
Teddie Phillips
Wilson, tx USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 03:48:37 (EST)
I AM A PROUD ARMY WIFE OF CW2 RODRIGUEZ, STEVE. I AM VERY PROUD OF HIM, BE SAFE TAKE CARE, COME HOME SOON. 112 DAYS LEFT ( I PRAY)
Jeanine Rodriguez
Carlsbad, CA USA - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 20:28:10 (EDT)
I would like to say I am very proud of my husband Corporal Kristopher D. Rodgers who is serving with the 4th infantry Charlie Company in Iraq. Also if any one has any news updates on his company it would be very much appreciated.
s. rodgers
burr oak, mi USA - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 00:21:51 (EDT)
My mighty brother has fallen his life cut short by a war in a foreign land and barren soil his blood runs cold upon this ground Never to embrace his mothers arms never to kiss her cheeks once again never to see her smile again As she waits,a land far away a knock on the door and an embrace tears flow from the depth of her soul, that was once filled with love and hope My mighty brother has gone on to keep guard while we still march to a beat of hope, for peace these people to embrace My mighty brother, we will ban our hearts together,carry the fight on and bring you great honor and bring you home I wrote this for all the FAMILIES who have lost a Loved One while this war goes on. Please except the love I send with this and my deepest sorrow for you. Please may this all end soon.Troy if you are by chance to read this know that I love you. He is the 1-8 C company Unit#92598 out of Fort Carson-Mom
Tobie Roy
Hinesville, GA USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 08:20:48 (EDT)
looking for news about my son who was deployed on April 4th 2003 out of Fort Carson,CO
penny canfield
USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 15:08:42 (EDT)
I have pictures of guys in the 1st platoon anyone interested in seeing them please contact me via e-mail at slaton69@msn.com If your guy is in them I have doubles. Thanks to all the people in Iraq for there sacrifices and pray for safe returns home. Also please remember R&R is a privilege and a gift so please treat it that way. I'd give anything for 48 hours.
stacy
Colo Springs , Co USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 12:33:37 (EDT)
We love our Soilder our HERO we truly miss him and walk with pride everyday for what he does for our Country.
Stacy Moreno
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 12:25:59 (EDT)
My nephew Dustin Donald Vice from Omaha Nebraska is with the 4th infantry division and I want him to know that I think about him and pray for him every day. I admire and respect him more than any one I have ever know. It is so hard to think that the last time I seen him he was just a child and now is a man, a soldier. Most of all is my hero and a hero to all Americans. Please come home soon and safe. I love you so much, we all do, Aunt Kristin
Kristin Mertz
Livermore, IA USA - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 13:55:56 (EDT)
Captain Pfuetze rocks! You guys are all doing a great job in Iraq. We haven't forgotten about you here at home. Greg Trainor Thankful civilian and friend of Capt. Pfuetze's
Greg Trainor
Prairie Village, KS USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 18:44:31 (EDT)
my son is with 4th id , im so very proud of him. his name is christopher l. baetz god bless him & our troops & family . he is currently in iraq. been there since april. god bless usa & our troops & family
becky baetz
mineola, tx USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 15:07:05 (EDT)
This is too Sgt Mikey Alley's Mother I have been writing to Mikey and I was just wondering if you hear anything from him could you let me know I haven't heard from him in a week and I was just curious on how he is doing. God bless all the soldiers over in Iraq and may there Guardian Angel always be with them.
Dusty Medina
Colorado Springs , Co USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 13:00:43 (EDT)
My brother PFC Williams is currently in iraq, I am so proud of him and pray for a safe return. He is out of Fort Carson, CO. he joined the army at 16 and left for infantry school at 17, just days after hs graduation. So far since he left I went to georgia to see him for family day and graduation, then he was off to colorado. Later last Oct one of our grandfathers passed away, so he got to come home ( oklahoma ) for the first time, it was a short stay he had to return before the funeral. Febuary of this year our other grandfather passed, so he was allowed to return again for couple of days. We are pretty close, since we are about 4 yrs apart, and I miss him alot, my little girl (3) is always asking about her uncle (she wonders if he will ever come home, I tell her that is why we pray for him every night). GOD BLESS AMERICA - "SUPRTEK"
angie
ok USA - Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 23:15:02 (EDT)
We miss our dad very much and pray that he will come home safe.His name is Sgt. Bobby Prado from Ft.Carson. He is with the 4th infantry 1-8 in Northern Iraq. We love you Daddy....Kameron. Jordan, Preston, Christian.
family of sgt. prado
FT. Carson , CO C. USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 15:39:16 (EDT)
My son, Earl Tyler, is serving in Iraq from Ft. Carson, Colorado. So proud of him and all our guys. I pray daily for all their safety. God Bless the USA and the men & women who serve their country.
Marsha Saikia
Jacksonville, IL USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 23:40:12 (EDT)
Good to see that A/1-8 is doig well.Have my e-mail back up and running and stoped by to wish everyone well. Brings back days of the past.God Bless. C/1-8 68 69. Jeffro
jeff jones
kathleen, fl USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 14:43:36 (EDT)
Benefit Event in Arizona for 1-67 Armor To anyone w/ loved ones in Iraq living in Arizona Desertsky Productions and the band EastonAshe is having a benefit Oct, 12 at the American Legion Hall Post 34, in Cave Creek, Arizona. The entire proceeds go to 1/67 Armored Battalion stationed in Iraq, and the 1/67th FRG. We are hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for our troops. Along with the music, we will have food, door prizes, and a silent auction. Event address.. 6272 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ For more information call 480-437-9150 Please help support our troops.
Mike Krause
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 00:01:40 (EDT)
I am so proud of my husband who is in the 4MP CO, 5th PLT! Keep up the good work and come home soon.
Tonia Seaman
Plano, TX USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 17:56:55 (EDT)
I am so very proud of my son, Brian serving with A Co. 1/8 INF 3rd BCT from Ft. Carson. We love you very much Brian!
Janice Finney
Novi, MI USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 21:18:08 (EDT)
My Grandson Kristopher Rodgers is stationed in Iraq with Charlie Company 1-8 Infantry. I am very proud of him and miss him very much. Thank you for the part you play in keeping our country safe. I love you. Grandma & Grandpa
Rose Ward & Kenneth Hinkleman
Adrian, MI USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 18:54:16 (EDT)
Aunt's grandaughter's husband killed 9/18/03 attack in iraq. Richrad S. Arriaga
Theresa Benavidez
Carrollton, TX USA - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 12:50:16 (EDT)
enjoy your site, was first sergeant of C company 1/8 inf.Oct 67 thr May 68 was wounded on fsb 29 25/26 may 68, remember it and A company and Charley companies endevor very well.
Melvin R. Hewitt
Umatilla , Or USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 11:17:24 (EDT)
God Bless & Speed to all of the young men in our military. I was in Bravo Co. 3/8th 4th Inf. Div.in 1969&70. Hello to any of you who are still around. civilee@alaska.net
Ted Sivley
Soldotna, Ak USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 00:22:30 (EDT)
My son, Sgt. Bobby Prado is with the 4th infantry at Ft. Carson, Co. He is stationed in Balad. We want him to know how proud we are, and how much we miss him. From Mom and Dad
susan prado
new deal, tx USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 11:39:09 (EDT)
God bless all of the service personnel who are defending our precious freedom.
Elizabeth Shelton
Dublin, OH USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 11:22:04 (EDT)
SPC Harrell, glad you guys got your internet cafe fixed up....looking forward to hearing from my friend in A Co. Thank you guys for all your hard work and dedication...we are praying for you....bjohnson46@hotmail.com
Bonnie Johnson
TX USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 14:43:01 (EDT)
Can anyone supply me with the name, mailing address, and possibly e-mail address of the current Company Commander of A 1/8?
Robert C Hooper
Camano Island, WA USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 22:42:22 (EDT)
Hey Spc. Harrell good to hear from you. I know some soldiers in the 1-8 Infantry(MECH)unit. I know that the 1-8 has a lot of troops but we might know some of the same people. That is so great that you will have email now and again. Now hopefully you will be able to email your loved ones back home. My nephew is in the 1-8 out of Fort Carson. Would like to hear from you if you get the chance:ladylab55@msn.com. Take care and I am praying for all of our troops over in Iraq. God Bless Our Troops.
Vicki Moore
Olympia, WA USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 19:36:17 (EDT)
I'm in B Co. 3rd PLT 1-8 IN currently stationed around Balad, Iraq. We are stationed near or around the airfield we cleared here months ago. Ity is built up nicely. Most of our companies(not sure about HHC) will soon have E-Mail access every now and then. They just set up an "Internet Cafe" here on the airfield today. I'm just lucky enough to be one of the first ones to use it. Also I recognize alot of the guys whose families are writing on here. Just like to let you know your support means the world to us. Were also not stationed here on LSA Anaconda so we can only use it every couple of weeks. so stay tuned. Our recent Operation "Operation Black Flag" was a success with no friendly casulties. It just amazes me that their calling this a "conflict" with all this chaos over here.This thing is far from over. "Fighting Eagles-Strike Fear!"
Spc. Harrell, Jeremy L.
LSA Anaconda, Balad, IRAQ - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 09:48:37 (EDT)
Information about Doree, Astin, and Sandifer... Please contact me via e-mail. robhooper@worldnet.att.net
Robert C Hooper
Camano Island, Washington USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 17:16:34 (EDT)
Trying to locate Richard Doree, Ruben Astin, and Frankie Sandifer. They served with A 1/8 during the spring/summer of 1967. Any leads you can generate would be appreciated. Welcome home to all the old 'grunts' and stay safe to the current A 1/8 troops. Rob Hooper A 1/8 4/67 - 3/68
Robert C Hooper
Camano Island, WA USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 17:11:21 (EDT)
I just found this site for the first time as I was looking for info about my old unit A. Co. 1-8 Inf.. I was lucky to spend my time with Alpha Company during peacetime 86-88. I salute the men from wars past and present who truly carry the guidon for all of us. Godspeed to the guys over in the Tikrit area now and thanks to you guys who toughed it out in Vietnam and Normandy etc.. Just to be associated with the likes of you makes me proud. -SGT Aspevig
Herbert Aspevig
Munakata, Japan - Wednesday, September 03, 2003 at 13:25:23 (EDT)
have 2 sons over there and pray for them and the rest of the troops that they will return safe
pat &john lynch
braintree, ma USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 21:17:34 (MDT)
Our son Cpl. Chris O'Hearn is with the 1-8 Inf. attached to the 4ID in Balad. Heard from him Wed. morning. He sounded good.Iwould love to hear from family members who has loved ones from the 1-8 Inf out of Fort Carson, CO. You can e-mail me at Mikezbaby@webtv.net would love to hear from you. We are so proud of our son as well as all the other soldiers.
Beverly O'Hearn
Eufaula, Al USA - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 12:13:57 (MDT)
My son is Kevin Roehl of the 1-8....I'm so proud of him and everyone of you brave soldiers!!!!! Come home soon!
Bonnie Roehl
Wheat Ridge, CO USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 19:35:23 (MDT)
My son is Kevin Roehl of the 1-8....I'm so proud of him and everyone of you brave soldiers!!!!! Come home soon!
Bonnie Roehl
Wheat Ridge, CO USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 19:34:57 (MDT)
my son is 4th id from ft hood texas. god bless our troops & bring them all home safe.( amen )
becky baetz
mineola, tx USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 23:01:44 (MDT)
Cpl Steven Mesa with 4thID unit 92598 C Co. out of Ft Carson term with army was up Aug 1st. His ETS has been delayed twice already. I pray God brings him home soon since he's served his 4 yrs and is ready to go to college finally!!! He sure is a different person than the naive 18 year old that entered 4 yrs ago
Colleen LaClair
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 18:30:03 (MDT)
It is wonderful to see what families are hearing from soilders.
Beverly O'Hearn
Eufaula, AL USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 15:52:20 (MDT)
Thank you for what you guys do. My soldier is 2 Lt. Jack Saville, with A co 1/8. The updates help me keep my sanitity! God bless our troops!
Ashley
Columbus, Ga USA - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 11:09:33 (MDT)
Proud MOM of Cpl. Stuart C Fowler----cldy2@msn.com
Marge Schmidt
Woodlake, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 21:23:10 (MDT)
Proud MOM of Cpl. Stuart C Fowler
Marge Schmidt
Woodlake, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 21:20:49 (MDT)
My son, SGT Charles C. Jackson is with headquarts 4ID. HHC 4ID DMain, in Tikrit, Iraq. Thanks..
James V. Jackson, Sr. <K4RMJ@aol.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 14:35:22 (MDT)
Thank you to all of our soldiers, and a special one to my son- Sgt.Michael Alley,from A-Co,1-8Inf. 3rdBCT ,you guys are doing a wonderful job!!Keep up the good work and stay safe!We're counting the days till April!!!WE LOVE YOU!!!! mom
Cindy Alley
QueenAnne, mc USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 17:01:39 (MDT)
What more can i say to u guys who run this site? 11/2 years ago I went on quest to re-connect with my boonie brothers from A-1-8-4th platoon. Without this site it never would have happened. Just 3 days ago I finally re-connected with "Stingray", Emmett Finn. Emmett- heres a big "WELCOME HOME BROTHER". And, also because of many of u guys I havent met, I will be re-connecting with Lorne Johnston, Mike Hughes, John Kelly, Emmett Finn, Pappy, Landis, Don White and Andy Lepelbit. This will be a time of great joy for me and I just want to thank all u guys who are putting Tahoe together.Thanks again, Kevin O'Neil, 4th platoon, dec.'67-dec.68.
kevin oneil
noblesville, in USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 11:38:16 (MDT)
I served in 4th Inf Div Arty in Pleiku, VN, 1967-68 Now my grandson is serving with the 28th Engr in Iraq.
Les Walker
Chambersburg, PA USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 18:39:06 (MDT)
My son Nathan is in with C Co 1-8 4th infantry. God bless you all and we are looking forward to your safe return. Take care Nathan your friends and family miss you terribly. Love Mom
Cindy Kier
Maple Grove, MN USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 15:43:55 (MDT)
My son Sgt. Daniel Krause 4TH I.D. 167th Armored Division 2nd BGD Recon, out of Fort Hood Stationed in Baquoba,Iraq God Bless you all, and Keep our soldiers safe
Mike Krause
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 15:53:11 (MDT)
Thank you so much for this site. My sweetheart Sgt A.Griffiths of the 4th ID,Cco 1-22,I just want you to know that I love you and I miss you baby. May God bless you and keep you safe. You are in my prayers and I hope to see you soon. love Always, kadian
Kadian Guthrie
New York USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 12:24:40 (MDT)
My son, SFC Randall E. Windham is with 4th ID C Co. 1/8 Inf.from Ft. Carson, Col. in Iraq. God bless all our soldiers.
Janelle Windham
Andalusia, AL USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 19:27:05 (MDT)
My son is in 4ID 3rd brigade 1/8 in Iraq. God bless all our soldiers!
Janelle Windham
Andalusia, AL USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 18:59:01 (MDT)
4th Infantry Div. 5th Bn 16th field Arty 1968-1970 RVN
Stewart Enger
Kahului, Hi. USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 09:46:39 (MDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the troops and their families. My brother is with the 4th ID out of Fort Hood Tx, SGT Jesus Martinez. Just want to let you know I'm proud of you Pa. Love, Diana
Diana Martinez
monroe, la USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 05:24:38 (MDT)
Love and Prayers to all our service people serving their country. My son is serving, and I am very proud of the wonderful man he has become. He was ready and willing to go where his order sent him, because he is proud to be an American and be able to serve his country..God Bless!
desertmomofnine@yahoo.com
Stanfield, Az USA - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 18:31:25 (MDT)
Don't see a lot of news about the 2nd BDE Recon Troop (H/10 Cav), 4ID. Would appreciate any input.
Sal Cataudella
Tucson, AZ USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 17:50:34 (MDT)
Don't see a lot of news about the 2nd BDE Recon Troop (H/10 Cav), 4ID. Would appreciate any input.
Sal Cataudlla
Tucson, AZ USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 17:48:54 (MDT)
would like to know if you could get 4th 1/8th infantary news letters?
jackie hough
colorado springs, co USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 01:15:50 (MDT)
Thanks for the great web site! My brother, CPT. Tucker, is with the 1-4 AVN REGT and is in my thoughts and prayers everyday!
Jenifer Boerner
Clinton Township, MI USA - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 14:20:58 (MDT)
WE ALL MISS AND LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH!!! HURRY HOME LESLIE!!! SGT. Leslie Stevens
Georgi Stevens
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 20:32:16 (MDT)
I just wanted to say that i think it is great that you have this website for all the families that have a member over in iraq. I like to read the emails and find out what people are sending their loved ones, it helps me decide what to send next!!! thanks so much and god bless our troops and america
Samantha Liguina
Killeen, Tx USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 19:26:59 (MDT)
JUST WANT TO SAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU OUT THERE FIGHTING TO LIBERATE THE IRAQ PEOPLE. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL THE TIME. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (JASON)AND COME HOME SOON
Linda Spearman
Waco, TX USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 15:18:49 (MDT)
This a great site that has kept me posted on what's been going on since my son deployed in April 2003. Thanks
Doris Natali
El Paso, TX USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 13:35:23 (MDT)
Sgt. Michael D. Farnsworth out of Ft Carson, CO is my nephew. Love you, Michael. Hurry home. You wife, son and baby daughter miss you very much. Enjoyed their visit home last week. Love, Monica
Monica Winemiller
Buckhannon, WV USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 07:06:46 (MDT)
To the Soldiers in A/1/8th, God bless each and everyone one of you. As a former 4th Division veteran, I can appreicate what you are doing and enduring. I support you!! For those that created this web page, Great job! I'm sure that there are many who thank you.
John R. Harris II
Washington, MOissouri USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 09:48:47 (MDT)
Hey guys i hope you all are doing good. Keep your heads up you will be home soon. I wish i was there with you all. Still in Korea. You guys stay alert and i will see you all when you all come home. I hope to come back to A-1-8. Attack
SSG Randy Vest
Joint Security Area, Korea Korea - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 18:56:27 (MDT)
great job thanks alot
susan loney
pawtucket, ri USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 16:47:36 (MDT)
My husband is with c-co 1/8 . I thank you for this site othertann hat I herefrom him and the other wives . i have gotten alot from this site.
Gina fendley
Coloradosprings, co USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 23:53:11 (MDT)
My son SPC John Gaus is with the 240th FSB. Just wanted to let him know how proud we are of him. We love you and miss you. And can't wait till you come home. Love Mom. To all our soliers stay safe. We're proud of all of you. And to Bob this is the best site to get information. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Brenda Miller
Peach Bottom, Pa USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 10:26:23 (MDT)
I am the Mother of SPC. Nathan Sherburn, 4th ID 3/29's out of Ft. Carson. We are praying all our soldiers come home safe. We are so proud of you son. We are all waiting. Love, MOM
Yolanda Sherburn
Wrightwood, Ca. USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 19:59:50 (MDT)
We love you Bobby, come home safe, we miss you.
Tisha Stewart and Martha Ridlon
Mayking , Ky USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 13:10:52 (MDT)
Thanks for keep us up with the last news about our troops. We are anxious to hear about our sons,daughters, husbands and wifes. God Bless you! A soldier's mom
Maria Mego
Elk Grove, CA USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 09:57:19 (MDT)
i am the mother of pfc daryle d beam
debbie mosley
overland park, ks USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 09:49:41 (MDT)
i was wondering if you had pictiure of 4th id 1-68 armored. thanks, wife of spc. robert mccambridge
mary
colorado springs, co USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 09:12:15 (MDT)
MY SON IS WITH 3/16 SO I SCAN EVERYTHING I GET MY HANDS ON WITH THE HOPE OF SEEING HIM. TO ALL THE SOLDIERS; STAY SAFE AND COME HOME TO YOUR LOVED ONES. WE PRAY EVERY DAY FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THAT GOD MAY GUIDE YOU.
KAREN SCHULZ
TWIN FALLS, ID USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 16:07:22 (MDT)
Our son, Chris, home unit is B-Co (Machine) of the 1-8, 3BCT, 4ID. However, when they got to Iraq, his BFV was assigned to force protection for the CG, 4ID. So,he is now w/ HHC 4ID Command Group. Thanks to Bob Babcock for the referral . . . we wish for all of our soldiers to come safe and sound!!!
Ken & Kathy Carlozzi
Reston, VA USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 14:02:25 (MDT)
Nephew of Daniel Kenneth Hinkel, Currently serving if the Air Force, TDY (temporary duty) in Kuwait. Email is Michael.Hinkel@macdill.af.mil Feel free to mail me at anytime, would love to read stories about my uncle, that I never met.
Michael P. Hinkel
Tampa, Fl USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 13:24:11 (MDT)
Thanks
D Stafford
West Point, MS USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 09:59:57 (MDT)
I was referred by Bob Babcock. Thanks
Cathy Wills
Carpinteria, CA USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 08:53:24 (MDT)
Thanks for the additional info I search and continue to find awsome sites. My daughter is 4th ID 704th B Co ! You go girl ! My prayers and pride ride with you on each and every mission !
Ramona Phillips
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 04:47:38 (MDT)
To a great friend, Mark Little, from the 4ID in Fort Hood, TX. I am missing you so much. I cant wait to see you again. I will be praying for your safe return. Love you, Trish
Patricia Contreras
Richmond, Ky USA - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 21:56:46 (MDT)
Thanks for this site. I come here to read the latest news to help keep track of my son SSG Roland McCormick. Your news helps me see the larger picture when I start to panic over the focus of the media. Keep up the good work and May God Bless America.
Grace McCormick
Amarillo, TX USA - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 19:51:45 (MDT)
The Family of Sgt. Steven Sneyd with the 1/17 FA would like to let everyone know how very proud we are of him and all his fellow soldiers. We are all waiting to hear word that you are all on the plane headed home and we will be there to meet you. All our love, The Illinois Sneyds
The Sneyd Family
Rochelle, IL USA - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 13:49:24 (MDT)
Keep up the good work.
Mike Wriggelsworth
Lansing, MI USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 08:55:55 (MDT)
I came her for information about my brother, Sgt. Troy Roy. Thank you for having this site up and keeping loved ones informed.
Vivian Roy-Varble
Ft. Rucker, AL USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 08:46:39 (MDT)
I just found this site and tears came to my eyes with messages that I read. God Bless All that protect our great country.
Ken Wright
Jackson, MI USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 12:20:39 (MDT)
My Grandson is serving in this Div
John A Poynter
Mason, Oh USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 08:39:43 (MDT)
Hello everyone. I forgot to mention my email address for anyone that wants to share information with loved ones in the 1-8 Infantry(MECH)Unit #92598 over in Iraq. ladylab55@msn.com. God Bless Our Troops. My first post is a couple posts down.
Vicki Moore
Olympia, WA USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 08:06:53 (MDT)
So nice to have sites that gives us some news from Iraq. My grandson is with the 1-17 FA Ft Sill, Ok. Keep up the good work.
Grace Morrow
Lawton, Ok USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 07:03:20 (MDT)
MY SON PFC LAWRENCE IS A TANK MECH,WITH HHB 4/42 4THID HE CALLED HIS MOM. HE SAID THEY ARE DOING GOOD,SAID TO TELL EVERYBODY HEY.THIS SITE IS GREAT.[ALL SOLDIERS OF U.S.ARE MY HEROS] THANKS
Donnie L Lawrence Sr.
Douglasville, GA. USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 23:14:46 (MDT)
I just wanted to say that I am a proud Aunt of a 1-8 Infantry (MECH) soldier in Iraq and that I am praying for all of the brave men and women over there now fighting for our freedom. God Bless Our Troops. If anyone has a loved one in the HHC 1-8 Infantry (MECH) Unit #92598 I would like to share information with you. Maybe our loved ones know each other. Thanks Vicki Moore Olympia, WA
Vicki Moore
Olympia, WA USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 22:00:28 (MDT)
Just surfed in, great site, enjoyed my time on your site. I was in Nam 66/67 HHC Recon 1/22 4ID
Stan Kirkendall
Jenks, OK USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 21:51:13 (MDT)
Our son, SPC Corey Schlichter is in A Co. 1/8 Inf, 3rd BCT currently in Balad, Iraq. His last letter said local Iraqi vendors have set up stands outside the fence of the compound and sell the GI's sodas, food, ice cream, cigarettes, turbans, and even cook some local dishes and they get enough food for three for about $3. We hope they are staying safe and can return home soon to his wife of one week, Melissa. Godspeed.
Paulette Schlichter
Apple Valley, MN USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 16:34:16 (MDT)
This is to our Son Michael Rieck who is with the 4th ID out of Fort Carson, Co..we miss you so much and can't wait until you and all the Troops come home. We are proud of all of you!! Keep up the good work. Love, Dad & Tanja
Tanja & Tom Rieck
Redwood City, CA USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 16:25:33 (MDT)
I really like your Sight. Thank You for keeping me Informed, My Husband SFC Kirk Templeton Is With HHC 1-8 God Bless All Our Troops
Marie Templeton
Security , Co USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 11:07:01 (MDT)
Web Boss: My oldest son is with Co D, 1-4 Avn near Tikrit. I read your site every day to find out what Michael might need, but does not mention. You do a great service. I was with 11th ACR '66-'67 and know what a treat it is to get stuff from home. Keep up the good work.
Bob Merriman
Sulphur Springs, TX USA - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 11:35:21 (MDT)
MY HUSBAND IS 1LT GREGORY HOTALING AND WE ARE ALL SO VERY PROUD OF YOU HONEY. WE MISS YOU! I ALSO MISS HIS FRIENDS CPT RYAN AUMNET, 1LT JAMES KANE AND 1LT ERICKSON JAYSUN.
Wendy Hotaling
Colorado Springs, Co USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 12:27:38 (MDT)
One more thing-- SPC Kesterson-- I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. And to C CO. 64th FSB.. AMBULANCE KICKS ASS! I love yall. Be safe!
PFC Amanda Kesterson
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 03:33:45 (MDT)
I am so proud of 4ID Ft Carson. Those are my guys in A Co 1/8 INF and 64th FSB. And I am sorry that I couldnt go with them. God speed.
Amanda Kesterson
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 03:21:31 (MDT)
THIS GOES OUT TO MY HUSBAND FROM ALL OF US WE MISS YOU AND WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND COME HOME SOON. I LOVE YOU MY BABY CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU COME HOME SOON HE'S IN B CO 1-8 4TH ID
JENNIFER &KIDS
C/S, CO USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:28:28 (MDT)
MY HUSBANDS IN B-CO 1-8 I'M VERRY PROUD OF HIM HE HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY. I MISS HIM AND I LOVE HIME VERY MUCH HOPE THAT HE COMES HOME SOON HIS MOM,DAD,AND BIGHEAD LOVE HIM AND SEND THERE LOVER AND SAY THEY MISS HIMM ALSO. LOVE AND KISSES AND PLENTY OF PRAYERS GO TO HIM AND THE OTHER SOLDIERS TO COME HOME GOD BE WITH YOU ALL
CELINA
C/S, CO USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:20:43 (MDT)
I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I LOVE MY ARMY MAN AND THAT I'M PROUD OF HIM
CELINA
C/S, CO USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:12:59 (MDT)
I heard from my husband today!! He is with HHC 1-8th Infantry. He is somewhere around Balad (yikes!!) He called to tell me despite what I hear on the news he is Ok... He said that they were attacked again and this one was real close. He said that some of the unit went out and 'took care of the problem'. He sounded real good and was actually able to go and buy supplies (in his previous location they didn't have a phone, mobile PX, bottled water, or mail!!) So he was happy to eat some real food finally! I also want to say thank you for putting up this site. It has been a blessing and a great comfort to me to be able to keep up on whats going on and keeping track of where my husband is! Thank you! HOOAH!!
Michelle
Camarillo, CA USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 08:54:04 (MDT)
My husband is 1SG for C Co 1/8. I am very proud of the job they are doing with what they have to work with. Patty Gallion
Patty Gallion
Fountain, Co USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 17:23:34 (MDT)
Our son is with the 1-67 Armor HHC in Baquba. It has been very helpful to read this site daily to be updated on what is going on, since the media has moved on to other news stories.
Tom & Michelle Frye
South Lake Tahoe, CA USA - Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 18:45:38 (MDT)
My husband is with HHOC 104th MI BN currently serving in Iraq. This site has helped alot by keeping me informed on whats going on and also let me know what the soldiers over there are asking for and needing. I just want them all to know that I am proud of each and every person over there especially my husband SSG Tuccitto.
Christina Tuccitto
Fort Hood, Tx USA - Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 08:10:44 (MDT)
Welcome all A/1/8 brothers and sisters. How lucky we all are to live in a nation where freedom allows us to critisize our government, many peoples of the world do not have such luxury. This is especially important to remember today, our Independance Day. July 4, 1776 our forefathers signed a document advising the world that we would forever be a free people, to make our own choices, without interference from another government. The thing that continues to allow us to make those choices is our unending committment to our brothers and sisters in the military, who, by their choice serve our country so that we may all continue to be free. God Bless You All and keep you safe! Have a great holiday and don't forget the reunion at Tahoe.
Jerry Jensen
Sandusky, Mi USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 09:50:28 (MDT)
My husband is with C Co. 2-8 INF 2nd PLT. This site has been a great way to get a sense of what all our soldiers are going through. It is full of great ideas and information. It helps me feel more aware of my hubands situation. Thank you for all the work you do to provide us with all this information.
Andrea Pena
Fort Hood, TX USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 08:31:46 (MDT)
My husband is with C Co. 2-8 INF 2nd PLT. This site has been a great way to get a sense of what all our soldiers are going through. It is full of great ideas and information. It helps me feel more aware of my hubands situation. Thank you for all the work you do to provide us with all this information.
Andrea Pena
Fort Hood, TX USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 08:31:32 (MDT)
I was with A-1/8 7/67 - 7/68
Kenny Richardson
San Antonio, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 15:26:26 (MDT)
this goes out to all the men and women out there. god bless each and everyone on of ya'll. this is also goes out to rudy rosalez who is in 4th id .I MISS YOU and LOVE U . i am so proud that god brought u into my life. bryan patenge, cory bobelle , ramirez and all of the little gang i meet . my prayers are with ya'll.
christine contreras
killeen, tx USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 20:09:50 (MDT)
My husband is with HHC 1-8Inf Mortar platoon. I have not heard a whole lot(I keep missing his calls:(). Thank you for this site:) I has really helped me through so far.
Vanessa Davis
Fort Carson, Co USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 02:04:09 (MDT)
Our friend, SFC Carl Berg, B-Co, 1/8 of the 3rd BCT, 4th ID out of Ft Carson, CO, is currently active in Iraq. We want to let him and his men know how proud we are of them and wish them well. Be safe and come home soon! Thanks for such a great website!
Bill & Chris Davis
Radnor, OH USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 07:30:14 (MDT)
I was with HHC 1/8th 4Inf. Div. in Vietnam 69-70. Anyone who remembers me please contact me at vincevillaryo@hotmil.com To all of todays members of the 4th in Iraq. Thanks! My prayers are with you
Vince Villaryo(Tiny)
Venice, CA USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 20:12:21 (MDT)
My husband is currently serving with Alpha Company 1/8Infantry. He is a dismount in 3rd Platoon. I just wanted to let him know that Junior, Jade and I are so very proud of him and the job that hes doing over there, and even if he wasnt overseas we would still be proud. It takes one heck of a special man to stand in and do the job that other men take for granted. You have done such an outstanding job as a solider you made other people in your family want to be like you, thats why they joined. Please be safe in what you do, and rest assured we will all be waiting for you with open arms!
Yvonne Medina
Fort Carson, Co USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 16:44:57 (MDT)
My son Kemau A. Whittington is a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th ID, 1/66. He's been a God send to me all of his young life. He has accomplished so much in such a short period of time yet taking on responsibilities of nuturing his two younger sisters. Just over a year ago he received his "Bachelor's Degree" and was persuing his Masters before the Iraqi Deployment. His sisters, wife, daughter and I miss him terribly and pray everyday all day that he returns home safely and soon. He is my oldest child and my only son and we need him home, as do all the other families of our men and women in Iraq. I pray hard that one day real soon Bush will decide that enough is enough and it's costing our homeland too much and get them out of there. God Bless Them All.
Rochelle Y. Whittington-Rosa
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 20:33:53 (MDT)
Thank you so much for this web-site. I am able to hear a little of what is going on in Iraq where my son is fighting this war.
Pat Anderson
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 18:05:58 (MDT)
as a proud wife whose husband is part of B/1/8 i am very proud of every man and woman who is still serving in iraq and risking their lives in the name of freedom. you should all be very honored of the risk and sacrifices your loved ones are making. may God Bless my husband and every servicemen still out there. may they all come home soon.
Doris A. Gonzalez
colorado springs, co USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 15:38:52 (MDT)
I check here at least once a day for news on the 4th.
Jim Pierce
La Center, WA USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 12:33:34 (MDT)
I'm a U.S. Army Recruiter in Las Vegas, NV. My last unit was A 1-8 Inf. at Ft. Carson CO. Thanks for the great web site.
SSG Apodaca, Bob
Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 10:37:23 (MDT)
My husband is HHC 1-8 Infantry of Ft. Carson. We are expecting our 2nd son to be born within the next month. Daddy is our hero and we miss him dearly. Mike, BE SAFE! Come home very soon. Hugs & Kisses! We miss you! Love Kelly, Nathan and Baby Jake
Kelly M.
Fort Carson, CO USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 00:03:18 (MDT)
My son is n the 4th Inf. 3rd Brigade 1st Battalion out of Fort Carson. I would love to receive all the information i can on that unit and his whereabouts....
Derba J.Smelser
Noblesville, , IN USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 17:56:33 (MDT)
My son is n the 4th Inf. 3rd Brigade st Battalion out of Fort Carson. I would love to receive all the information i can on that unit and his whereabouts....
Derba J.Smelser
Noblesville, , IN USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 17:55:31 (MDT)
To my Husband forever,Victor R (HHC 1/8). All I want in life is for you to come home safe and, hopefully, sooner than later. I miss you all the time. I never knew what loneliness was until now. I love you with all my heart, my body, and my soul. xxxoooxxxoooxxx----Your Wife Forever, Hilary
Hilary Mendez
Allen Park, MI USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 15:16:52 (MDT)
this is to all the fine young men and women serving our country you make us all so very proud you all are my hero's I would like to also send all my love and respect to my brother-in-law spc.Mike Messersmith of the A/1/8 I am honored to be related to such a fine soilder and man, you make my heart beat with "pride" and "Respect".
Duane strader
albany, or USA - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 23:05:45 (MDT)
My brother Spc Michael Messersmith is my Hero. He is with the A/1/8th 3rd BCT 4ID. We are very proud and cant wait for his return. God Bless all the troops.
Duane and Shawna Strader
Albany, Or USA - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 22:37:06 (MDT)
Just wanted to let everyone know that my husband, Brandon Lawrence, of the 4th ID, Maintenance, called me on Tuesday, 6/10. He said they were fine, but he doesn't know what day they are coming home. I will let everyone know if I hear anything else. God Bless, Jenn
Jennifer Lawrence
Mableton, GA USA - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 14:40:33 (MDT)
Bob, I would like to know, is there a way here in this guest book site where it would be safely able to e-mail other mothers, ect, when they ask for certain info concerning a particul unit? Espeacially when they are in the same state as we are. I noticed at the Ivy Legue guest book, e-mail address, as well as names are include. Surely they'rs is a way to mirror that advantage here and now. My e-mail address is jbrand1017@aol.com. I atticipate your quick reply.
Debi Brand
Claremore, OK USA - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 12:25:13 (MDT)
My grandson Dustin is curently somewhere in Iraq attached to the 1/8th out of Ft Carson. Wish we knew where he was. Our prayers are with each and everyone of our troops and wish them all a safe return home.....
Rhetta Matlock
Shawnee, OK USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 20:18:56 (MDT)
My husband is Arturo Ortiz in 2-8/C.co 4ID. I love you and miss you. I wished someone would give us more information on his unit..
Ivonne Ortiz
Killeen, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 12:29:22 (MDT)
My husband is in 2-8/C.co 4ID. I love you and miss you. I wished someone would give us more information on his unit..
Ivonne Ortiz
Killeen, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 12:27:39 (MDT)
My son, Spc. Gregory Killary is serving in Iraq with the 1/8, C co. out of Fort Carson. We're all so proud of our real-life hero. We pray for his safe return and that of all our troops. Our neighborhood is covered with yellow ribbons, I hope yours is too!
Lynn Dopson
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 20:00:08 (MDT)
My husband is with Alpha Company 1-8 Infantry 2nd Platoon out of Fort Carson I just want to say that I LOVE HIM and MISS HIM, and that I am very proud of my hero!
Aimee Rogers
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 14:36:49 (MDT)
My husband, Brandon Lawrence is in the 4th ID, Maintenance. I just got a letter from him yesterday! He says they might be back around or before Thanksgiving, I've also heard September. We will keep Praying for all of our brave heros for their safe return. This is a wonderful website, keep us posted. Thanks and God Bless:)
Jennifer Lawrence
Mableton, GA USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 14:33:28 (MDT)
Our son, Sgt. Emerson Brand, serving in Iraq with B-Co, 1/8 of the 3rd BCT, 4th ID of course; keely cognizant of the dangers our boys face each hour, deployed, we are steady attendants at the throne of Grace, for all of our deployed troopers. May Grace, canopy and encirle them all.
John and Debi Brand
Claremore , ok USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 08:07:54 (MDT)
My husband is 1LT Janusz J. Secomski of Alpha Company 1-8 Infantry 1st Platoon. I want him to know how proud I am of his loyalty to his country, soldiers, and family. I can't wait for him to meet his son Bradley born 5 days after he depolyed. I am praying for his safe return along with all the other troops. God speed!
Lauren Secomski
DeLand, FL USA - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 12:53:30 (MDT)
My son, SSG. Kelly Hendrick, is in Iraq. May God keep him and all of our troops safe. Congratulations Kelly, on the birth of your son, Dawson. I'm a proud grandmother.
Trudy Hendrick
USA - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 10:13:20 (MDT)
Happy late B-day to Shay Price 5/13/03. Much love and prayers to all our troops. God Bless. Jesus is Lord.
Paul Czarnecki
yuma, az USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 07:04:30 (MDT)
I am looking for information on my sister PFC Debra Ramsey and her husband Justin Ramsey. They are both in Iraq- near Tikrit I believe last we heard. I have been searching on the internet for information- I am not sure if I am in the right place- her letters have 4SC/404th DASB UNIT 92622 she is in supply and Justin is in mechanics- they are both from Fort Hood. If anyone could let me know where I could go to find out information please email me and let me know
Victor Sowards
Lake City, Fl USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 20:58:42 (MDT)
Thanks for this wonderful site! God Bless
Mrs. Diane Lavender
Tampa, FL USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 20:17:57 (MDT)
1st Lt. Scott Akerley - 1-66 AR LNA Mosul Duty, Honor, Country - Stay safe soldiers & Thank-you A-1-8 for all your info
Joe & Paula Akerley
Newington, NH USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 10:35:37 (MDT)
I'm Victor Morrow's cousin and I'm proud to be an american. Thank you to everyone serving our country. Come home soon Vic, we miss you.
Amanda Tow
Rensselaer, IN USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 09:47:41 (MDT)
Waiting to hear anything about my nephew PFC Price, Shay B. who is in Iraq (last know in Tikrit).
Mary Weaver
Mesa, AZ USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 08:43:58 (MDT)
To jason Detray from 1/8 , Fort Carson I hope that you are all right over there in Iraq. You are all the time in my mind. I miss you tray, and I hope, that I will see you soon. I'm so proud of you Love you
Demet U
Germany - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 00:42:44 (MDT)
My husband, SPC Michael Waters, is currently in Iraq with the 4th ID 1-22 A Co. I haven't heard from him in a month. This website has been really helpful with all the information posted since the troops are not writing home and by the time we receive a letter it's a month old. God Bless all the troops and hurry home! I love you babydoll!
Shannon Waters
Ft Hood, TX USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 16:35:59 (MDT)
May God bless all our soldiers in Iraq and bring my wonderful husband-SFC Richard Barnum home soon and safe, as well as all our troops.
Christi Barnum
Killeen, TX USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 18:50:46 (MDT)
May God bless all our soldiers in Iraq and bring my wonderful husband-SFC Richard Barnum home soon and safe, as well as all our troops.
Christi Barnum
Killeen, TX USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 18:50:31 (MDT)
May God watch over and bless my husband and all our soldiers in Iraq.
Carmen Lozano
FT. Hood, Tx USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 14:58:35 (MDT)
MY son, Ross Gonzales, is in Bravo Company, 1-8th, Ft.Carson, Co. I just want him to know all us here at home have him in our prayers and that we pray for his safe return. We are so proud of him and his fellow soldiers and the job they are doing for our freedom. We will never forget and send them all "God Speed".
John Austin
Pittsburg, KS USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 09:37:21 (MDT)
My son is PFC Samuel Overfelt. He is with 1/8 Alpha out of Ft Carson. Keep those letters coming son. We all can't wait to hear news :-) We all love you!!!!
Sue Brassel
Crawfordsville, IN USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 06:50:41 (MDT)
My husband, SPC Zechariah Larson, is with HHC/1-8, and I just want him to know that we are all proud of him, and hope he'll be home soon. We love and miss you Zach! Thanks for all the updates we can view on this site!
Alaina Larson
Fort Carson, CO USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 10:29:02 (MDT)
My husband is with Alpha company 1/8 infantry out of Fort Carson,Co. We are expcting our 2nd child in September.We miss him so much and hope that everyone comes home soon and safe.Spc.Jeffery Caplinger is one of our hero's in this world.He is loved and missed alot by family and friends. We send our prayers to all of the guys over there... love Melanie Caplinger and Brianna and baby
Melanie Caplinger
Fort Carson, Co USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 21:03:11 (MDT)
To my fiancee & best friend Sgt. Edward Marshall of HHC 3/66AR. Just know you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. K, Johnny, Marcial, & Shawn. 563742
Kandice Reyes
Fort Hood , TX USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 20:53:15 (MDT)
To a great friend SPC Mark Little In the 4ID of Fort Hood Texas. Miss you and praying for you. Love Trish
Patricia Contreras
Killeen, Tx USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 20:13:27 (MDT)
To my travlin soldier SPC Rudy Rosalez 4ID of Fort Hood, Texas. Love You and Miss You. Praying for your safe return. Your Fiance
Christine Contreras
Killeen, Tx USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 20:10:36 (MDT)
my son is with the 4id out of carson. go TJ!
Terry Bowman
Pleasant Hill, MO USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 16:06:20 (MDT)
Son in 4th Division.
J T Jones
Tullahoma, Tn USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 13:35:58 (MDT)
My Son-in-law James Schaelling is in the 1-8 Infantry 3BCT. I want everyone to know how much we love him and are very proud of him. We pray for all the troops and wish them a speedy return home. God Bless our troops.
Sue Hall
McCammon, Id USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 02:37:38 (MDT)
MY SON-IN-LAW SGT TOMAS WALKER IS IN THE 3RDBCT 4TH INF AT FT. CARSON, COLORADO. WE ARE PRAYING FOR ALL OUR TROOPS.
GLENDA LESSER
Walla Walla, WA USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 23:59:46 (MDT)
1LT Francis S Blake, HHC 1-8 Infantry, is is Northern Iraq. He is my son, of whom I am so proud. God Bless him, and all who are serving the cause of Freedom!
Anne Blake
Loudonville, NY USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 20:15:22 (MDT)
To my Brother S.P.C.Turpin,Just would like to say thank's for being my brother and serving our country. Yu all are doing a Great job!!!!! We are thinking about you everyday.Be safe and come home soon. Love, Jacki, Nick, Jermery, Austin, Elizabeth God Bless All!!!! See you soon.
Richard Turpin
Jacksonville, FL USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 19:29:39 (MDT)
My husband is SGT Robert Armstrong. He is in Alpha Company 1-8 Inf 2nd platoon. He is in the dismount squad. I just want him and all of you to know how proud myself and his children are of him. And we are looking forward to his return with honor! We love you Robert!!! Julie, Gary, Jamie, Sandra, and our soon to be born Catherine
Julie Armstrong
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 18:01:57 (MDT)
My husband is SGT Robert Armstrong. He is in Alpha Company 1-8 Inf. He is in the dismount squad. I just want him and all of you to know how proud myself and his children are of him. And we are looking forward to his return with honor! We love you Robert!!! Julie, Gary, Jamie, Sandra, and our soon to be born Catherine
Julie Armstrong
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 18:01:10 (MDT)
My husband is SGT Robert Armstrong. He is in Alpha Company 1-8 Inf. He is in the dismount squad. I just want him and all of you to know how proud myself and his children are of him. And we are looking forward to his return with honor! We love you Robert!!! Julie, Gary, Jamie, Sandra, and our soon to be born Catherine
Julie Armstrong
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 18:00:54 (MDT)
My husband is with the 4th infantry, 3rd brigade who is from ft. carson. He is in Tikuit, Iraq. We all miss him and love himvery much and pray for his safe return. love ya furrbuns.
SELINA RODGERS
MARCELLUS, MI USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 17:29:04 (MDT)
go U.S.A
selina rodgers
marcelllus, mi USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 17:24:22 (MDT)
Brother is in the 4th ID 1BN 66th out of Ft Hood
John Dunlap
Palmdale, CA USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 15:24:40 (MDT)
My husband is assigned to the 4th Infantry but also a part of the 3rd ACR out of Colorado Springs. He is in the 144th Military Intelligence group/66th group from Ft. Carson. Our prayers are with all the soliders Sgt. Mark Lamb is my husband.
Elizabeth Lamb
Bourbonnais/Colorado Springs, IL USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 14:24:35 (MDT)
My husband is assigned to the 4th Infantry but also a part of the 3rd ACR out of Colorado Springs. He is in the 144th Military Intelligence group/66th group from Ft. Carson. Our prayers are with all the soliders Sgt. Mark Lamb is my husband.
Elizabeth Lamb
Bourbonnais/Colorado Springs, IL USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 14:24:25 (MDT)
Praying for SPC Jacob Thomas 4th Infantry- Ft. Hood. I miss my friend- come home safe.
Lisa Clevenger
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 14:18:43 (MDT)
Maj Tom Detrick and all the special soldiers of HHC, Discom, far away in miles but close to our hearts, it's only distance that keeps us apart. In my heart and prayers you're right here with me, I thank you all for keeping us free! Take care, God Bless, be safe!
Gel Detrick
Sal, TX USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11:31:41 (MDT)
My son In-law SPC. John Wilson who is from th 1-8 Infantry Battalion out of Fort Carson, Co. has been in Iraq since the beginning of April. We miss him very much and Pray for his safety as well as for the safety of all the troops still there protecting our freedom. We are proud of all of you and hope you will soon be home with your loved ones. God Bless you all.
Mrs. William Bosma
Chardon, Ohio USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11:29:01 (MDT)
For all the soldiers in Iraq and especially PFC Shay Price, we are SO proud of you and all you are doing. THANK YOU for all your sacrifices to make the world a better place for us. You are forever in our hearts and prayers. May God Bless You, keep you safe and bring you home very soon. Sending you a big hug, Shay!!!
CC Cornejo (Seeeeester)
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 07:28:29 (MDT)
All of my friends and the love of my life, SPC Turpin , are members of 4th ID from Fort Carson, Co. They are somewhere in Iraq. I hope they are safe and healthy. I love them all. Love to "my boys", Stambaugh, Edens, Hardin, Testa, Lazar, Kesterson, Rodgers, Lee, and the rest. Goodies are on the way. Hang in there! I'm waiting...
Teri McArthur
Pueblo West, CO USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 01:19:15 (MDT)
The family sent PFC Shay Price a care package cuz we care. You are in our prayers, our hearts and thoughts. Much love, can't wait to hug you and have you safe at home. Your favorite Aunt (tee hee).
Auntie Gail Stapleton
Mesa, AZ USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 12:41:14 (MDT)
35 years ago today Fire Base 29 became a killing field. How appropriate that Memorial Day has fallen on this dark anneversary. To my fellow "boonie brothers" who survived that awful nite ( John Kelly, Lorne Johnston and Mike Hughes) I just want to say WELCOME HOME! I look forward to seeing u guys in Tahoe after 35 years. Our squad lost James Louis Harris that nite and to his family and friends I offer my sincere condolences. James was new in country and died defending his fellow grunts from a m/gun bunker. He took a direct hit from a b-40 rocket. James, I salute you! Kevin O'Neil-4th platoon-dec.'67-dec.'68
Kevin O'Neil
Noblesville, In USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 12:35:41 (MDT)
My brother David is a scout in the army. He's in tikrit. Love you Roy (:
jeannie gillis
abilene, tx USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 05:27:40 (MDT)
My son, PFC Shay Price, is stationed at Ft. Carson, CO. He is in Iraq along with his fellow soldiers. His birthday was 5/13, he turned 25. From the news articles, 5/13 was a good day for the A-1-8! We love you and miss you Shay! Take care of each other and come home safe.
Joy Price
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 08:47:33 (MDT)
I'm proud of the men and women in the A-1-8...I have a friend who is presently serving in Iraq...I'm proud of you Greg...come back home safe.....Thank you all for your service to keep us free and to liberate the Iraqi people.
Bonnie Johnson
San Saba, TX USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:54:13 (MDT)
My husband, John Wilson is with the 1-8 Infantry Batallion of Fort Carson. We are expecting our first child in September. He is the love of my life, my hero and honorable husband. I love and miss him dearly. He is the bravest man I know. I just want him to come home. Our one year anniversary is June 11th. We are High School sweethearts and encourage eachother to always do our best to achieve what we want. I love you John, Come home.
Mrs. Kristina Wilson
Chardon, Oh USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 11:38:40 (MDT)
Thank you so much for this sight it let my sister in law and i know whats going on, My brother SPC Hernandez We love him and miss him.... love you and miss you
Tanya Hernandez
Mesa, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 21:36:23 (MDT)
My son Patrick McGuire is in A Co, 1-8th Inf. 3rd Bct, this website has been my only link to what is going on in Iraq since all the reporters have come stateside. Thank you, my husband and I are very grateful to all the soldiers fighting for freedom.
sue mcguire
las vegas, nv USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 19:47:39 (MDT)
My husband is currently serving in A/Co 1-8 Infantry. He is Dismount in 2nd Platoon. We are so proud of the sacrifice and service he is giving to his country. He is carrying on the commitment to country that his father and uncles have done. You're a true Watson! Come home safe! Dana, Garret, & Courtney
Dana Watson
Fountain, CO USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 21:14:50 (CDT)
I'm proud of all of the soldiers in Iraq right now. I pray that all of them return safely. If you have any information on my husband SPC Corey Schlichter please contact me at Melissagood@cs.com. I would really like to see a picture of him, that way I know that he is safe
Melissa Y. Schlichter
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 21:15:31 (CDT)
I do hope my brother goes back home safely...anyone knowing anything please contact me - mbowman@caribsurf.com His name is Sgt Durrant Liverpool... sure wish I could see a photo of him... we are all rooting for his return.
Marleise Liverpool-Bowman
Kingstown, St. Vincent, West Indies - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 16:24:22 (CDT)
Very proud and happy to have my son and his ' ' Very happy and roud to my son is a member of this Bn. I have been to Ft Crson an met any of the trops. America should be proud .
william Witt
Phila, Pa USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 00:58:28 (CDT)
My prayers are with each and everyone involved in this war. Thank you for what you are doing. Sometime we don't realize how lucky we are to be living the USA. Some of these pictures solidify my belief. My God watch over you all and bring you home safe.
Ruthelyn Desmond
USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 20:22:41 (CDT)
My brother-in-law Michael Jones (lives in Colorado Springs) is in Iraq. I wish him the best. I hope you come home safe. Leah, Cody, Angel, Ashley & the one in the oven are doing fine. I was so glad to visit them last week. Good Luck to Our Troops! God Bless!
Lori Neill
Shelbyville, TN USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 11:40:49 (CDT)
My son is with your unit, and I'm just checking in to catch up on the staus of everything. Thank you
Steven L. Jenkins Sr.
Pierson, Fl. USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 15:01:52 (CDT)
I so proud of SFC Jerry casillas 4/42 FA 4ID Keep up the good work and come home soon...Love ya
Andrea Womack
Ft Hood, Tx USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 23:09:57 (CDT)
I so proud of SFC Jerry casillas 4/42 FA 4ID Keep up the good work and come home soon...Love ya
Andrea Womack
Ft Hood, Tx USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 23:09:32 (CDT)
I received the the following email, and thought it would be of interest to anyone that reads it. To say no to the donation is one thing, but to deem not worthy is a big mistake. Dick Forrey, Vietnam Veterans Association We asked our local Target store to be a sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event. We received back a reply from Target management that "veterans do not meet our area of giving". We only donate to the areas of the arts, social actions, gay and lesbian causes, and education." " My thought: If the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria, something is wrong at Target. We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, but simply sponsorship of an endorsement for a "memorial Personally, I will NOT be purchasing anything at Target Stores again. If the Vietnam Veteran or Veterans in general do not meet their area of giving, then why should I, as a Vietnam veteran, spend my hard earned money in their stores? Please pass this on to as many people as you know. Sincerely, Veterans Helping Veterans PS: Target will also not allow the Marines to collect for Toys For Tots during the holidays.
Christy Jennett
Lawton, OK USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 10:20:11 (CDT)
Well guys looks like the dangerous operation is about to end.I sure hope no one in 4div are the other units gets hit at the last of it.No telling how many of our guys in viet got one at the end.I dont remember well enough but it seems like Revis & Hinkel were both short.No one can regret their loss more than I.The day after I was medevaced to Japan from Can Rahn in 69 the Hospital took a 122mm and some nurses were killed.I had the only one I have ever had again last night for the 4th time in 34 years.They are closing with us and My weapon wont fire no matter how many times I pull at the last moment Loucks and I look at each other then I wake up and am glad.I hope all these troops are welcomed home by the American people and the Hollycrowd shut up friends the old guy
Don White
Okla City, Ok USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 20:25:05 (CDT)
Our grandson, Thomas Christopher Cobb is serving with the 3rd Brigade-4 Infantry Division and we are so, so proud of him and all of the other young men who giving so much for us. Our prayers are for him and all of the others who are in harm's way. God bless each and everyone of them. Gloria and Tom Cobb
Gloria and Tom Cobb
Elk Grove, Ca USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 12:13:28 (CDT)
Our grandson, Thomas Christopher Cobb is serving with the 3rd Brigade-4th Infantry and we are so, so proud of him and all of the other young men serving our country. Our prayers are with each and every one of them,
Tom and Gloria Cobb
Elk Grove, Ca USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 12:05:02 (CDT)
Great site. Our son Chris is in Bravo Company 3rdBCT. We're proud of all of you.
Craig Cobb
Anchorage, AK USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 14:26:19 (CDT)
Enjoyed my visit. I'd like to give a LOUD shout out to my brave no-limit soldiers serving with the 1/8.
Karen
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 13:00:57 (CDT)
Matthew Desmond's neighbor...go Matt be save good luck!!
Sarah McBrine and Judy McBrine
Everett, MA USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 16:34:13 (CDT)
Thank you so much for this site. My son Sgt Dan Beard is currently in this unit. I am extremely grateful to know that I can come here and find out where they are and what they are doing and to even see the pictures. It eases a "worried mom's" heart and mind. I am so proud of my son for serving his country so loyally. And I pray daily for him and all the troops there that they will come home safely. Love ya Dan.
Deb Miller
Riley, Ks USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 07:53:23 (CDT)
Looking forward to seeing old friends from A-1/8 at the reunion in Killeen TX.in September,and meeting new ones. Steadfast & Loyal Roger out.B/2/8 66-67
Roger Dearmyer
Buffalo , NY USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 17:19:21 (CDT)
1LT Francis S. Blake,my son, is serving in the 1-8 Infantry north of Baghdad. He is the Battalion Signal Officer. We are extremely proud of him. God Bless all our servicemen and women. A very grateful nation salutes you! WE SALUTE YOU!!
Anne McChristian Blake
Albany, NY USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 12:05:01 (CDT)
Thank you for a terrific site. My son, 1LT Francis S.Blake is the battalion signal officer, HHC 1-8. His unit is in combat taking control of the Al Tiji airport north of Baghdad. A proud and grateful nation salutes you!! Thank you and God Bless!!!
Anne McChristian Blake
Albany, NY USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 10:55:44 (CDT)
Thank you so much for the wonderful site! Our son, PFC Dustin Thompson, is assigned to HHC, 1/8th and proudly serving in Iraq. This site has provided so much information and we love the photos. We are praying for the safe return of all of our troops. God Bless!
Steve and Kaye DeSomer
Dayton, OH USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 08:23:58 (CDT)
Our son Sgt. Craig Jordan is with the 4th Infantry Division. We are very proud of him and pray for his and all the troops safe return. God Bless America. Tabasco@ncia.net
Pauline Ayotte
Milan, NH USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 10:45:21 (CDT)
Our son Sgt. Craig Jordan is with the 4th Infantry Division. We are very proud of him and pray for his and all the troops safe return. God Bless America.
Pauline Ayotte
Milan, NH USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 10:33:37 (CDT)
Thanks for your web site. Hubby is with 1/17th FA out of Ft. Sill they are with 4ID and trying to get news on that unit is sparse. Recieved first letter. Dated March 31st, so any news helps. Can't watch TV for hours hoping to hear one little mention of them. Thanks for your time.
Christy Jennett
Lawton, OK USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 02:41:51 (CDT)
Does anyone remember my father Ricky Patterson. He served with the 4th, mechanized infantry 1969 near Pleiku. Red Head, slim with a playboy tatoo on his left arm. Favorite beer Budweiser, Smoked Marlboro reds.
Ricky Patterson JR.
Carneys Point, NJ USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 14:30:45 (CDT)
I am signing this guestbook to say Hi to my boyfriend who is a member of the 4th Infantry Divison. He has been deployed to Iraq for "Operation Iraqi Freedom". I want him to know that I love him, and everybody back home love him and miss him and pray for his safe return. Heather Reardon

Spc Michael Messersmith is my son,We are so proud of him. We wish that he and the rest of the 4th ID god speed and a safe return home
Donna Messersmith
Philomath, or USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 09:38:51 (CST)
After two moths of being on stand-by whith our equipment floating in the Mediterranean Sea, we have received the order to deploy the CENTCOM are of operations. As everyone knows, Alpha Company was supposed to commence combat operations from Turkey, however this will not be the case. Do not know any specific missions we may be called upon to execute, but let me assure the boys are focused and you will be proud of their performance. We know our past and the pride each of you have in A/1-8 and we will to our duty professionally and to the utmost of our ability to bring credit upon this great organization. We also know we enter into this endeavor with your support, thougths and prayers. If you would like to correspond with us, just address the letter to me or 1SG Joyce and we will relay your note to the men. CPT Kahmann Commander, A/1-8 IN CPT Kahmann, William A. or 1SG Joyce, Richard M. A Co, 1-8 IN, 3rd BCT Unit #92598 APO AE 09323-2598
CPT William A. Kahmann
FT Carson, CO USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 09:20:35 (CST)
Would like to get in contact with those who served with me in 1968 Pleiku, Vietnam.
Retired Major Paul Gross
Spring Hope, NC USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 22:41:00 (CST)
Rollie, nice tribute for Danny. Can't believe it's been 34 years since that day. March of 69 was such a "bad" month, one many of us won't forget as well as the current troops won't forget this March. God protect them all. See you in Tahoe in October. Jerry
Jerry Jensen
Sandusky, Mi USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 20:25:23 (CST)
DANIEL KENNETH HINKEL was born on July 5, 1945 and joined the Armed Forces while in DOVER, OH. He served as a 11B10 in the Army. In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3. On March 26, 1969, at the age of 23, DANIEL KENNETH HINKEL perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Kontum. You can find DANIEL KENNETH HINKEL honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 28W, Row 47. A-1-8, 2nd squad, 3rd platoon - We'll never forget you Danny!
Rollie
Rosemount, MN USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 10:56:37 (CST)
Looking for Sgt Benny L Dinsmore who accompanied the body of my brother, PFC Billy J. Witzkoski home in March 1967. Also looking for:Johnny Estes,George Rivera,Gary M Withrow,Thomas F Woolever,Donald C Worth,Richard H Zillweger,Donald Zimmerman,Wayne R Westenebrger,Richard J Streck,John Vrabel,Jimmy L Williams,Clifford H Wright, or anyone who was in basics at Ft. Polk, LA,(possibly 3rd training brigade), in late 1966.
Jim & Judy <>
TX USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 06:00:49 (CST)
Would like to find the 4th Div. HHC photographer who was wih the A 1/8 on 3/22/67, & anyone else who was there.
Jim & Judy <>
USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 07:30:19 (CST)
Trying to find PFC Sanchez who served with Billy Witzkoski, Feb. 1967-March 1967.
Jim & Judy <>
USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 18:59:39 (CST)
i served with the 1/12, company b and company e from july 1968 to may 1969...sure would be nice to talk to some one that was there with me.....tennesse, boone, david....if your out there give me a call
jerry donahue <>
USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 09:49:39 (CST)
i served with the 1/12, company b and company e from july 1968 to may 1969...sure would be nice to talk to some one that was there with me.....tennesse, boone, david....if your out there give me a call
jerry donahue <>
USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 09:49:12 (CST)
Looking for a guy with A/1/8. Wounded in ambush July 20, 67. I was RTO with 6/29th. We were in hospital together. Can not remember his name. Shot in lower leg or ankle I think.
Don Williams <>
Aberdeen, MS USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 18:48:33 (CST)
Looking to contact anyone who was in basic traing at Ft Polk, LA from Sept. - Nov. 1966, & associated with Delta Company 4th Bn. 1st Tng. Bde. 4th PH., (& stayed there for AIT).
Jim & Judy <>
Needville, TX USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 17:03:27 (CST)
I served with the 4th Inf.Div in Vietnam 1969-1970. I was Company Clerk for Headquarters Co. Do you remember? Please contact me, I want to talk to anyone who remembers me.
Vincent Villaryo <>
Venice, CA USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 19:38:22 (CST)
Still hoping to find some one who knew my brother, Billy Joe Witzkoski, PFC A Compant, 1/8th 4th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, who was KIA during the Battle at Polei Duc on March 22,1967. He was with John Nelson & David McNerney. Haven't been able to find much info & any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Jim <>
USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 07:31:06 (CST)
Hey guys..There is a guy who uses the name Bunky on this site>> www.russia.com OPEN BOARD that was in Vietnam about 67-68 as a rifleman with 4th ID he says .. But he post a lot of anti USA post there and says he lives in Sweden. I thought some of you 4th ID boys may better represent our 4 TH Vietnam veterans there as he is not doing so well in my view.I am not former 4th ID personell but was only attached to the Div before it shipped out.I think you guys did a great job considering the subversives working in areas they should not have had access to.
Justo
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 14:00:13 (CST)
Looking for any available information on my brother Billy Joe Witzkoski: PFC E3 11B10 4th Infantry Division 2nd Brigade A Company, KIA the Battle at Polie Duc on March 22,1967. Any help greatly appreciated.
Jim Witzkoski <>
Needville, TX USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 10:07:39 (CST)
Alpha (Attack) Company is preparing to take part in this “War on Terrorism” and I as the First Sergeant of A/1-8 Infantry want to tell the past warriors of the company that we today are prepared to live up to the honor and courage that you have set. CPT Kahmann and I have the greatest confidence in our men and we will come back victorious.
Richard Joyce <>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 16:27:14 (CST)
Thanks Kevin for your prays, I had some test done on my heart. Something like a (angiocardiography)where they go in through your groin area and up to your heart,I am happy to say that I had no new blockage. They checked out my pacemaker and looks like the unit will have to be replaced in about 9 months to a year,as the battery is starting to get low, the three wires are zapping it faster than they thought they would. I am up and ready to go to Tahoe. I hope to see everyone there. Your Friend and fellow grunt pappy Rawls A-1-8, 68-69
(Pappy) Robert Rawls <>
Jacksonville , ARK USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 14:25:48 (CST)
JUST WANTED TO LET ALL U OL'GRUNTS THAT KNOW PAPPY(ROBERT RAWLES), HE IS UNDERGOIN SOME HEART TESTS. DROP HIM A LINE, HE WOULD APPRECIATE IT. AND PAPPY, JUST WANTED U TO KNOW UR IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. SOMETIMES "BOONIE BROTHERS" ARE CLOSER THAN BLOOD BROTHERS EVER COULD BE! WELL GUESS THATS THE "SIT RAP", KEVIN O'NEIL,4TH PLATOON, DEC.'67-DEC.'68.
kevin o'neil <>
noblesville, in USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 16:52:25 (CST)
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY BODY THAT SERVED WITH ME IN CO C 1ST.BN 8TH.INF 4TH INF.DIV VIETNAM 66/67. WHERE ARE YOU GUYS. JESUS MORALES,HENRY BECCERA, JOE GARCIA,ARRAGON,TARIN, VASQUEZ. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT JESUS MORALES, BUT TO NO AVAIL I THINK HE WAS FROM EL PASO.IF ANY BODY KNOWS SOMETHING E-MAIL ME MEMO@WEBBCOUNTY.COM OR CALL ME AT (956)523-4069
GUILLERMO GARCIA <>
LAREDO, TX USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 14:14:50 (CST)
Looking for anyone who might have known Billy Jo Witzkoski. Billy was KIA 22 March, 1967 along with many of his brother troopers of A Co during the Battle of Polie Duc. Billy was from Houston TX. His family would appreciate talking to anybody who knew Billy.
Pat Kuba <>
USA - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 16:26:49 (CST)
Does anyone remember if Charlie Dockendorff was in A/1/8? He was near Dak To in 68 or 69. Many thanks, Bob Giannini CPT (ret)
Bob Giannini <>
IN USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 13:21:50 (CST)
Just browsing through your site and the Wayne Grey operation. I was with 7/17 Cav in Vietnam and remember operations in that area, but I'm not sure if the 7/17 unit supporting 1/8 was A or C Troop. I believe it was A Troop, but even if it wasn't, we did work together at other times. I want to thank all the guys from 1/8 Inf. for thier support to our guys, especially when one of our crews was down. You guys were quick to come in and help. Thanks.
Jose L. Martinez <>
St. Ann, MO USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 10:42:07 (CST)
Merry Christmas to all my A-1-8 brothers. Chrismas "68" on Hill 1049, seems so very long ago. I feel so very fortunate to be communicating with all of you after all this time. As Landis stated in his message, we have a unique bond that others will never experience. Lets all try to keep in contact and continue the search for our other A-1-8 brothers. Bugs Moran also passes on his best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Greg "Rollie" Rollinger <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 12:23:54 (CST)
A-1-8.... Greetings and Happy Holidays. What a honor it is to be a part of such a proud and decorated unit. It has been my privilege to meet many of you personally and many more on our two outstanding web sites, A-1-8 and 4ID. Some of you were in A-1-8 before me, most were during, or after my tour in RVN. We are a unique group of combat veterans with a special bond that only we can understand. I often think of places like Polei Duc, Duc Co, Dak To, Plei Trap, and remember the hardships we all had to endure during those times. If my numbers are correct our company had 49 KIA's, (May They Rest In Peace) and many, many, more WIA's. Some have yet to recover, both physically and mentally from their wounds. The young men who Gave Their All, will forever remain young. They are the past and we are their future. It is my belief that we should live each day in honor of their sacrifices. They are the Heroes, and I suppose, we were the lucky ones that survived. We Will Never Forget..... Landis Bargatze A-1-8 4/67-68
Landis Bargatze <>
St Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 16:09:27 (CST)
It was a year ago that I was fortunate enough to re-connect with my "boonie brothers" from A-1-8. Thirty-three years is a long time to be alone. I want to wish all my A-1-8 brothers and esp. Don White(sarge),Gary Feldman(country),Robert Rawles(pappy), Randy Peirce(flea),Lorne Johnson,Mike Hughes,Landis Bargetze,John Kelly,Don Cheeks. Thanks, you guys, Im proud of all u guys and feel it an honor to call u my friends. Merry X'mas and a joyous new year to all of you and your familes. Kevin,A-1-8,4th platoon,Dec.'67-Dec.'68. * WHERE ARE U STINGRAY? ** WHERE ARE U CHRIS MANIS?
kevin o'neil <>
noblesville, in USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 14:28:48 (CST)
Hey guys, here in Michigan we just finished up deer season today, I got a nice 8 point, of course I had to go to Canada to get him. Oh well, had a great time. Hope everyone had a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday. See you next fall at the reunion.
Jerry Jensen <>
Sandusky, Mi USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 14:58:10 (CST)
Happy Holidays Guys-we had a tough one at 25 together 33 years ago.I am glad your all alive and happy and Hope you have many more Happy Holidays with your families. Your Friend Always Don W
Don White <>
Okla city, OK USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 19:21:44 (CST)
Great page. Nice to see the unit crest online. Served Proudly in C-1-8 at Fort Carson between 74-77. Just wanted to say hello to brothers of the 8th
Leon DeMink <>
Moline , IL USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 07:58:31 (CST)
I LEFT A 1-8 IN JUNE 02. I AM HERE IN THE UNITED NATIONS COMMAND SECURITY BATTALION-JOINT SECURITY AREA. REALLY GOOD PLACE. IT IS THE ONLY UNIT IN KOREA THAT DOES OPERATIONS IN THE DMZ IN KOREA. EVERYDAY I LOOK AT N KOREANS. I PLAN ON GOING BACK TO A 1-8 WHEN I LEAVE HERE. I PLAN ON IT. IT IS A GREAT COMPANY. I THANK ECERYONE THERE I SERVED WITH. IT WAS A GREAT TOUR. I ALSO LOVED IT FOR THE STUFF WE USED TO DO WITH THE VETERANS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A UNIT THAT IS SO INVOLVED WITH ITS VETERANS. I LOVE THAT WE ARE SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE FOR US. I GOT TO DO ALOT IN NOV 00 WHEN ALOT OF PEOPLE CAME DOWN TO CARSON. THEN I GOT TO GO TO WAHINGTON D.C. IN JULY OF 01. I HAD A GREAT TIME AND HPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN. AND I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU. THERE REALLY ISNT ANYTHING TO DO HERE SO I'LL DEFF KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU ALL. TAKE CARE SGT RANDY VEST
Randy Vest <>
joint security area, korea - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 01:09:39 (CST)
I WAS STATIONED IN BUTZBACH GERMANY 1953-1955 WITH CO B 1ST BN 8TH INF REGT 4TH DIVISION WORKED WITH THE RATION BREAKDOWN DEPT WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THAT TIME AREA-JOE RICHER
JOE RICHER <>
san diego, cal USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 17:44:15 (CST)
1961-63 8th battle group combat suport co. 4.2 mortal platton .Hi my name is Hector iam looknig for Earl Wiseman , Dwayne Joned from west virginia ,already found my good friend Leonard Travis from Mikado Michigan .Our home base was Fort lewis Washinton ,during the summer of 1963 we went to Berlin Germany .If any one read this and can help or know any one some of the boys from the 8th battle group please let me know .GOD BLESS YOU ALL ,your friend , Hector
Hector Saavedra Borges <>
Quebradillas , p.r. USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 07:57:54 (CDT)
Thank you for having the AAR on Operation Wayne Gray available on your web site. My father, SFC Milfred Dingman participated in that operation with C, 3/12th Inf. He was killed in action on 11 March 1969. He was a platoon sgt and was one of the platoons that engaged the enemny indicated in that AAR. It has helped me piece together the events that led to that very say day in my life. You have a great site and it is a fine tribute to those who served your unit. Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Your all hero's in my eyes.
SFC (Ret) Gisela Ryan, 4ID Vet <>
Killeen, TX USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 23:58:09 (CDT)
Thank you for having the AAR on Operation Wayne Gray available on your web site. My father, SFC Milfred Dingman participated in that operation with C, 3/12th Inf. He was killed in action on 11 March 1969. He was a platoon sgt and was one of the platoons that engaged the enemny indicated in that AAR. It has helped me piece together the events that led to that very say day in my life. You have a great site and it is a fine tribute to those who served your unit. Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Your all hero's in my eyes.
SFC (Ret) Gisela Ryan, 4ID Vet <>
Killeen, TX USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 23:57:29 (CDT)
I received the following from Donald Androsky and was asked to enter it on the guestbook. Rollie ----
Donald Androsky Your Email Address : androsky@nfdc.net Comments : I was Alpha Company commander 3-12 from Aug '68 - 3 Mar '69 when promoted to Major and assigned X.O. 1-8. Around 15 March '69 assumed command of Task Force Alpha (companys A & C)of operation Wayne Grey. Interested in corresponding with anyone participating in Task Force Alpha approximately 15 Mar. - 15 Apr. I continued as X.O. until Aug '69, returned COMUS.
Greg "Rollie" Rollinger <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 10:47:47 (CDT)
great site, was in viet nam 1967-68 was with c battery/6 bat/ 29th arty. 4inf div. we were in support of the 1/8 and 3/8 inf. was in the central highlands at dakto also hill 1338, 724, 875 and more. GREAT JOB.
marv epstein <>
canoga park, ca USA - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 22:58:06 (CDT)
I am saddened to tell you that Col Harold H. Lee (aka "Pineapple")passed away on Tuesday, 3 Sept 02 at 05:30 a.m. at the VA hospital in Martinez California. He was the CO of the A-1-8, 4th Infantry from January 1966 to March 1967, which included time in Vietnam. I know from previous correspondence that some members of A-1-8 were very close to him. He leaves a widow Helen Lee (HLeeLee@aol.com) 925-685-0704. Service particulars are: Place: San Francisco National Cemetery (Within the Presidio) Date: September 10th (Next Tuesday) Time: 11:00 a.m. Attire: Hawaiian Casual (If you wish)
Greg "Rollie" Rollinger <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 11:27:07 (CDT)
That rascal Pappy, Left my hearing aids at home and thought he said 38 Don W--Oldest Grunt
Don White <>
Okc, Ok USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 20:48:35 (CDT)
Thanks for the Birthday wish Kevin I had a very happy Birthday,the best one yet, but the next one is always the best one when you over 50.I get younger every day. I am looking forward to next years reunion and seeing all my boonie brothers at Tahoe. The old Grunt Pappy
Robert Rawls Pappy <>
Jacksonville , AR USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 19:40:57 (CDT)
Sat. aug.17th was pappys birthday. Hey pappy, happy 58th from ur boonie brother Kevin.(1/8th,A co.4th platoon,Dec.'67-Dec.'68)
kevin o'neil <>
noblesville, in USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 16:37:56 (CDT)
This is from Dick Arnold who is leading the overall KIA identification project. "We are down to about 780 Army guys with 13 of those being 4th Division. One of those is: PFC Bobby Wayne Corzine 01/21/67 Age 20 Bonham, Texas Tour Started 09/15/66 Caucasian Down in Phu Yen Province. The only 4th units there were the 1/8 and 3/8. We have a good 3/8 contact who has never claimed Corzine. I strongly suspect he was 1/8, on 1/19/67, A 1/8 lost six guys there." Does anyone remember Bobby and could confirm his assignment to A-1-8? Thanks, Rollie
Greg Rollinger <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 07:34:10 (CDT)
I know I missed the reunion, but I couldn't help it. But have been waiting for the pictures? Rollie, Ken what's up?
Jerry Jensen <>
USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 08:28:13 (CDT)
Hello- We are looking for anyone who knew Michael Wayne Ramsey, he was KIA on May 22,1967, he was in A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV. Please contact us if you have any memories of Mike. Thank you.
Curt & Darcye <>
USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 21:01:13 (CDT)
Guys--working on the next one at Lake Tahoe in October 2003 more later-had a great time at key west-Hope everyone can make tahoe and of course those who havent made one yet-Friends Don W
Don White <>
Oklahoma City, Ok USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 22:45:45 (CDT)
DAMN, IM A LUCKY MAN. 8 MONTHS AGO I FINALLY DECIDED TO TRY TO RE-CONNECT WITH MY "BOONIE BROTHERS" AFTER 33 YEARS. LIKE MOST OF U GRUNTS OUT THERE I SERVED IN NAM WITH 545,000 OTHER SOLDIERS IN '68. BUT MY SHORT LIST WAS ONLY 10 GUYS. WELL, I FOUND "COUNTRY" GARY FELDMAN, AND THANKS TO HIM I FOUND THIS WEBSITE AND NOW ONLY NEED TO FIND 2 MORE AND MY LIST IS COMPLETE. IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS THE WHERE ABOUTS OF JOHN EMMIT FINN(STINGRAY) OR JOSEPH "CHRIS" MANIS -SEND THEM MY WAY. ALSO, I REGET THAT I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE REUNION IN FLORIDA. IM GOING TO BE IN ST.LOUIS ON THE 18TH AND 19TH OF JULY AT THE RIVERPORT HOLIDAY INN AND IM MEETING WITH SOME SPECIAL GUYS IN MY LIFE. NONE OF US WERE ABLE TO ATTEND FLORIDA BUT THOUGHT A MINI-REUNION WAS IN ORDER FOR US. IT WILL BE MYSELF, RANDY PEARCE(FLEA),GARY FELDMAN"COUNTRY",ROBT.RAWLS(PAPPY),LANDIS BARGETZE AND STEE JACKOVIC. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE ANYONE ELSE ABLE TO COME. ANY INTEREST E MAIL ME OR CALL AT 317-679-5224.THAMKS AGAIN TO ALL OF U GUYS WHO MAKE THIS WEBSITE A REALITY. WECOME HOME TO ALL MY "BOONIE BROTHERS". KEVIN ONEIL- 4TH PLATOON-DEC.'67-DEC.'68
kevin oneil <>
noblesville, in USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 13:46:04 (CDT)
Great site, thanks. I was on-site wrench for the 119th "Gators" and "Crocs" working with your Lrrps at Dak To in late '68, then slick crew chief for the 119th from about Jan68 to Jun69, lots of work with you guys. Plei Trap and Happy Valleys. My pals and a lot of your guys told me they had seen my picture in your "Ivy Leaf" newspaper in very early 69, either front page or center spread, and I never saw it. If anybody has a copy from the first couple of months of 1969 and you see a photo of a sorta-hippy-looking crew chief, wire-rimmed eyeglasses and kid-like mustache, I'd sure appreciate seeing a copy of it. It would be a hoot after all these years to finally see it. Thanks -- Bob Kilpatrick
Bob Kilpatrick <>
Hartford, CT USA - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 22:43:47 (CDT)
I am already a member of the 4th IDA and 8th IN Regt Assn. I was a member of E-2-8 in 1955-56 in Buedengin, Germany at Armstrong Barracks when LTC William DePuy commanded; later LTC John D. Austin. I am searching for an 8th Inf Regt crossed rifle lapel insignia so I can complete my shadowbox. Am unable to locate one in any shops. Would also like to find a Green Tab with the 8th IN Crest embroidered.If you have or know of anyone who has the above and would like to "share" it with a former member of the 4th ID, I would appreciate it mucho. Mailing address, in addition to above, is P.O. Box 236, Zip is 36250. Thanks and have a good day. Let me know the costs and I will remit soonest.
James E. (Jim) Pyle <>
Alexandria, AL USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 23:13:30 (CDT)
Hope everyone in Company A has a great time at the reunion this weekend, I'll really miss everyone, but family stuff has taken over this week. I'm a new grandpa now, so you know how that is. Have fun, stay safe, and swap some good stories and adventures. See you all next year.
Jerry Jensen <>
USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 07:52:50 (CDT)
Great site. I was C-1-8 4th platoon from Sept 66 to Sept 67. Brings back some memories.
Bob Carlson <>
Des Moines , IA USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 19:06:04 (CDT)
34 years ago two companys stood together on fsb 29. Two nva regiments came at us wave after wave for 11 long hours. I can remember like it was yesterday A co helping C co on our side of the perimeter. I was one of the fng's that night. There were alot of guy's that helped me through that night and all though names escape me there faces will never fade from my mind. 34 years later Thank you A co With respect Jeff Jones
JEFF JONES <>
Kathleen, FL USA - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 11:03:28 (CDT)
34 years ago today we had an idea things could get bad. bullet(batt. commander) paired us up with charlie co. both co.'s were unstrenghed and recon had reported massive nva activity in the area. i had LP duty that nite and after putting out trip flares and claymore's,setteled in for the nite. the jungle was as quiet as a babtist wake and all of us knew that was not good. after the 3rd trip flare was set off we pulled in the claymores and returned to the perimeter. minutes behind us charlie attacked, advancing directly over my LP position. the attack on A co.'s side of the perimeter was a diversionary move and although the inital attack was repelled it was charlie co. that took the brunt of the primary attack on their side of the perimeter. 11 hours and 200+ dead gooks later we finally rested. i salute my "boonie brothers" who i fought with that nite.may the memory of our fallen brothers never be forgotten. to my fellow members of the 4th platton that i have had the honor to re-connect with and that shared that "LONG" nite with i say"welcome home"(john kelly,lorne johnston, mike hughes). kevin oneil, a-1-8,dec.'67-dec.'68,4th platton(sting-ray)
kevin oneil <>
noblesville, in USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 12:22:59 (CDT)
Am a WWII Vet. Had been assigned to Hdq ETOUSA. Was reassigned after the Battle of the Bulge as a rifleman to the Fourth Division. C Company 1st Battalion 8th Regiment.as a replacement. A good outfit. Rode the tanks (70th Tank Battalion).
Leo P Giovenco <>
East Northport, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 15:53:57 (CDT)
one of our "boonie brothers" is recovering from some major surgury and i know would welcome an e-mail from any of u who feel so inclined. his name is lorne johnston. he served with A-1-8 from jan.'68-jan.'69. he served in my squad and i'm proud to call him a friend. he can be reached at christine.johnston@verizon.net- kevin o'neil-A-1-8,dec.'67-dec.'68.
KEVIN O'NEIL <>
noblesville, in USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 10:55:54 (CDT)
THE COMMENT SSG ALLEN DURBIN MADE IS SO RIGHT. I TO WAS IN D.C. JOHN WAS A GREAT MAN. I HAD THE CHANCE OF MEETING HIM BEFOR D.C. ON VETERANS DAY IN 00, WHEN THEY ALL CAME DOWN FOR BARRACKS DEDICATION AND AWARD CEREMONY AND THE BALL. ALL OF YOU GUYS THAT SERVED IN A 1-8 ARE GREAT. JOHN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET A CHANCE SO SEE ALOT OF YOU GUYS VERY SOON. THERE WILL BE A BALL WE ARE HAVING IN JUNE. WE WILL BE GETING INVITATIONS OUT AS SOON AS WE GET SOME ADDRESSES. I AM HELPIN CPT KAHMANN OUR CURRENT COMPANY COMMANDER GET ADDESSES SO WE CAN GET ALOT OF YOU GUYS HERE. I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO MEET ALOT OF YOU GUYS HOPEFULLY IF ALOT OF YOU HUYS CAN MAKE IT THE CURRENT A 1-8 WILL GET TO MEET YOU GUYS. I KNOW THEY WILL CHANGE HOW THEY FEEL AFTER TALKING TO YOU GUYS, I KNOW I DID. TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND JUHN YOU WILL BE MISSED. SGT RANDY VEST ACTIVE A 1-8
SGT RANDY VEST <>
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 10:06:39 (CDT)
Had the honor of meeting a great soldier last July at D.C. He was one of 1SG Mcnerney's soldier's that awful day when the Company was in a terrible fight. His name was John Nelson and he just died from cancer. I had time to spend a lot of time with John, even went down to the Wall with him and a couple friends, John had stories that really touched me. He was recommended for the MOH but recieved the DSC instead, wow, what a awesome sight that medal is, it was the first time I ever saw one. PVT Nelson was a great person and obviously was a great soldier that will be missed!
allen <>
ft carson, co USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:32:29 (CDT)
A/1/8 from 1/9/68-1/9/69
Lorne A. Johnston <>
Goleta, CA USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 21:58:21 (CDT)
Rollie, Thanks for including the clipping to the web page. I hope it can bring meaning and Honor to A co 1/8 because they fought a hellva fight that night. All that was on Fsb29 that night were HERO'S. So to all you guys Good job, God bless,And Welcome Home your Friend, Jeff Jones
JEFF JONES <>
Kathleen, FL USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 12:49:11 (CDT)
I was with B/1/8 in Vietnam from Apr68 to Apr69. Was wondering if they too have chapter. It has been a long time since Vietnam. Would like to hear from past members of company B or anyone.
Michael P Jones <>
Fairmont, WV USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 11:11:18 (CDT)
HEY IF ANYONE HAS THE "FLEA'S" E-MAIL ADDRESS OR ROLLIE'S OR KEN McCORMICKS ADDRESS CAN YOU E-MAIL ME THOSE ADDRESS. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM OR ANYOTHER GUYS WHO WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH.THANKS AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU ALL DID.
SGT RANDY VEST <>
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 20:30:04 (CST)
HEY IF ANYONE HAS THE "FLEA'S" E-MAIL ADDRESS OR ROLLIE'S OR KEN McCORMICKS ADDRESS CAN YOU E-MAIL ME THOSE ADDRESS. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM OR ANYOTHER GUYS WHO WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH.THANKS AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU ALL DID.
SGT RANDY VEST <>
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 20:29:54 (CST)
I THINK ALL OF YOU GUYS ARE GREAT. I AM CURRNTLY IN A 1-8. I HAD THE OPPURTINITY TO MEET A LOT OF YOU IN D.C. LAST YEAR. TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE FOR AMERICA IS GREAT. SSG DURBIN WILL BE BACK SOON. HE AND I WANTED TO COME DOWN FOR THE REUNION IN SAN ANTONIO. WE WILL BE GOING ON 2 HR RECALL IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. IF WE GET THE CALL WE ARE READY. HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO DO JUST AS GOOD OF A JOB AS ALL OF YOU DID. WELL TAKE CARE HOPEFULLY I WILL GET TO SEE SOME OF YOU SOON. ON ORDERS FOR KOREA. WILL REPORT IN JULY. TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND THANKS AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU ALL DID. SGT RANDY VEST A1/8 HQ PLATOON SGT
SGT RANDY VEST <>
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 20:22:39 (CST)
Well another one went by Guys, was thinking about it the other morning about 2-3 AM lying there.Thinking about that long hot day when we were at point blank with them and after I and Andy were down the way you guys rallied around us and fought like wild men.At one point almost fighting NVA over my body in the long fight back up the Ridge.No Infantry leader ever had a finer bunch of troops, just wish Jerry L,Runge and revis were still with us and the several other brave brothers deceased since the war Your Friend and old Lifer always Don
Don White <>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 21:53:31 (CST)
34 years ago today the best friend i ever had was killed just south of Hue. His name is Marv Penry. Marv was a high school drop out and truely found a home in the Army. After jump school Marv was assigned to the 82nd @ Ft. Bragg. When the 82nd units had a big infusion with the 101st guys with Nam tours under their belts, transferring with the 82nd guys that hadn't seen combat, Marv was a Col. driver and was told he didn't have to. But, that's not Marv's style. He did go with the HHQ. Co,1/501st. Marv was a rto for the Co. FO, on a recon mission he and his Lt. lost their lives when they took a direct hit from a b-40. I loved him like a brother and have missed him every day since he has been gone. May he and all the rest of our fallen brothers rest in peace. kevin o'neil-A-1-8,4th platoon-dec.'67-dec.'68.
kevin o'neil <>
noblesville, in USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 09:24:57 (CST)
It was 33 years ago today that we lost Danny Hinkel to NVA artillery on FSB 20. Danny, you are gone but not forgotten..
Rollie <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 07:29:44 (CST)
I continue to read the notes you guys leave here, I'm from 1-8 but volunteered to come over here with 1-12 to Kuwait. Every time I log in and read the letters they give me "goose bumps". Just wanted to stress again thanks for all you guys have done and know we apprecitate it! The 4th is finally becoming deployable again, and deserving, it is one of the most battle tested and honorable Divisions' in the Army! Take Care...Staff Sergeant Allen Durbin
allen durbin <>
Union CIty, , I N (currently in kuwait) - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 07:52:24 (CST)
We made it to another March 12th! Lets remember those we lost 33 years ago today in the Plei Trap.
Rollie <t>
Rosemount, MN USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 07:50:52 (CST)
First time here
Lorne Johnston <>
Goleta, CA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 20:46:38 (CST)
Yesterday(March8th)I phoned a fellow A-1-8 4th platoon friend Gary(country) Feldman. I wanted to share with him the joy I expirenced when I re-united with a fellow 4th platoon grunt and someone he also knows. Instead I learned that Lorne and his wife Christine had just lost their son in a car accident the day before. Their grief is almost unbearable as we all can imagine. His name is Lorne Johnston, he served in RVN from Jan'68-Jan'69. Just thought if any of you fellow grunts wanted to send him a card, here is his address. 10 San Milano Dr., Goleta, Calf.,93117.
kevin oneil <>
noblesville, in USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 11:01:26 (CST)
I just learned of this site. I like it. So many familiar names. I'm also proud to be a member of the A/1/8 chapter of the 4ID association. I served with 1/8 from Jan 1963 through Sep 67. My best to you all.
Nicholas Romaine <>
Wichita, KS USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 17:45:04 (CST)
Great site ! Real enjoyed the Photos from San Antonio. Was with "A" 1/8/4th If Div. '67-'68 Welcome Home Brothers!
Jerry Cummings <>
Mabank, Tx USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 09:09:39 (CST)
Just 'clicking in'. Served with A 1/8 from 4/67 to 3/68. As serious and life threatening as that era was, I have a couple of humorous stories concerning 'Top'. I didn't serve in the field with him (he had been directed to the rear pending his MOH nomination)but non the less I feel he was instrumental in saving me from further injury or death. Great man! E-mail if you get a chance. Rob
Rob Hooper <t>
Everett, wa USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 19:14:17 (CST)
Great site. Enjoy reading all the after action reports. I was a crewchief with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company. On March 30,1969 some of you guys may have caught a ride with me out of the Plei-Trap. I was with the group that air lifted out the patrol base for Task Force Alpha. I've always said that the bravest men in Viet Nam were the men of the 4th Inf. that rode on my helicopter. Welcome Home! P.S. Jerry, when is your book coming out?
Ron Carey <>
Plainfield , Il. USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 19:36:57 (CST)
I WAS IN A-1-8 MARCH 68-JAN 69. LOOKING FOR BUDDIES. DON'T REMEMBER TOO MANY NAMES. SMITTY, JERRY PARSONS,O'GORMAN, JERRY ANDERSON, LT DEHART, CAPT BUCK(BUCHANNON)-DRAWING BLANK.BATTLE MAY F.B. 29. ANYTHING RING A BELL WITH ANYONE? RAN ACROSS TOP SGT FROM SISTER CO. C A WHILE BACK ON LINE, BUT FORGET NAME..
CHARLIE DOCKENDORFF <>
STERLING, VA USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 19:18:29 (CST)
WELL, JOHN WALKER WILL BE IN THE USA BY THIS EVENING. MY THOUGHTS GO BACK 30+ YEARS TO THAT OTHER AM. TRAITOR. I REMEMBER HER STANDING IN THAT NVA ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN PLACEMENT, SHE STATED "IF AN AMERICAN PLANE WOULD FLY OVER SHE WOULD SHOOT IT DOWN. SHE IS THE SAME AS JOHN WALKER. MAYBE SHE WOULD LIKE TO USE SOME OF THE MILLIONS SHE HAS MADE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY TO DEFEND HER FELLOW TRAITOR. MAY GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS WHO ARE IN HARMS WAY AND BRING THEM HOME SOON.
kevin oneil <>
noblesville, in USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 16:16:22 (CST)
served in f/o party 67/68 b c d 1/8th shortround
albert l curtis jr <>
rochester, ma USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 14:56:37 (CST)
served in f/o party 67/68 b c d 1/8th shortround
albert l curtis jr <>
rochester, ma USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 14:38:53 (CST)
Just wanted to wish all my A/1/8 friends and all the other 4th Infantry Division veterans who we have located, the very best this Christmas and the coming New Year. I'm hoping to see all of you next year at our reunion. Rollie
Greg "Rollie" Rollinger <net>
Rosemount, MN USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 14:33:51 (CST)
Praying all friends and family of 1/8th (especially A Co.) have a very Merry Christmas and a Great Next Year! Lots of memories during 2001, mostly good ones. It's so good to see the current military personnel both in and out of the country being honored and thought of so highly. Anyway, happy holidays to all. Jerry Jensen / 69.
Jerry Jensen <om>
Sandusky, mi USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 08:16:23 (CST)
To all A co and 1/8 Happy Holidays. May peace , health,and happiness be with you through out the coming year. Cco,68/69 , Jeffro
Jeff Jones <>
Kathleen, fl USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 11:07:05 (CST)
Stoped by to wish A, co and 1/8 a Very Happy Holidays from C co.May peace, health,happiness be with you through out the coming year. C co 68/69. JEFFRO
Jeff Jones <>
Kathleen, fl USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 11:00:56 (CST)
Welcome Home to all 1/8 grunts.Being a former grunt of B-co 2/8 66-67.I wish that I could remember some of the guys names I fought and partyed with back then.It was so long ago.I did have the pleasure of meeting guys from different years with A 1/8 at the National Reunion in DC,this past July.It was very special to meet MOH recipient 1Sgt David McNerney once again.You have put together a great web site.My prayers and blessings to you all during the holidays,and throughout the years to come. Steadfast & Loyal Roger Dearmyer Buffalo New York
Roger Dearmyer <et>

Added this new format of the guestbook...moved over all the other entries...hopefully you'll like the display...After you submit your entry, simply hit refresh or reload in your browser and your entry should show up.. Chris
Chris Rollinger <>
St. Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:52:52 (CST)
am an A 1/8 grunt 66-67. great sight. would love a.a.r. from brigades arrival.
paul benko <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:26:57 (CST)
HEY HOG FARMER, IF YOUR READING THIS, WELCOME TO THE INTER-NET. THANKS TO THIS WEB SITE I'VE BEEN ABLE TO RE-CONNECT WITH MY 4TH PLATOON BROTHERS FROM BOONIE LAND, DEC.'67- DEC. '68. THANKS, KEVIN O'NEIL
kevin o'neil <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:26:26 (CST)
While I was never in A Co., I was in D Co and HHC with 1-8 at Ft. Carson. Nice to see some history and spirit.
Roger Allbrandt <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:25:50 (CST)
You guys did a hell of a job with this page. Really been looking for this many years. A/1/8 1/69 thru 3/12/69.
Ed Emerson <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:25:25 (CST)
Returned home from the Fl chapter mini reuion.I was the only bullet there. Would like to invite any 4th ID brothers to the next one in Tampa,Fl.Can anyone tell me the direction of the air strip in dac-to? did it run north to south or east to west?Keep the good work on this site and I'll be back. jeffro
Jeff Jones <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:24:58 (CST)
Greg and Ken, Thanks for your hard work and dedication to all veterans of A-1-8. It was my pleasure to meet some of you last year at the 1-8 reunion in Ft Carson. The gallantry and sacrificies that has distinguished A company at Plei Doc and Duc Co in '67, Dak To in '68, and Plei Trapp Valley in '69, is action we can all be proud of as veterans of A-1-8, Vietnam era. Thanks for being a veteran and Welcome Home. Landis Bargatze A-1-8 4/67-68
Landis Bargatze <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:24:22 (CST)
Want to wish all of my A-1-8 brothers a happy Veterans Day and to all of the current A-1-8 members, you are in my prayers and thoughts.
KEVIN O'NEIL <com>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:23:54 (CST)
looking for guys with A-1/8,4th platoon,dec.'67-dec.68,call sign turk, stingray,9-4.
kevin oneil
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:23:24 (CST)
Served as platoon leader 1962-63 with the 1/8th (then a Battle Group) in Berlin and at Fort Lewis. Are there any 1/8 lapel pins?
John Omicinski <t>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:23:05 (CST)
I was with C/1/14, Sep68-Aug69, but shared some real estate with you guys in the Plei Trap Valley in Mar69. Read your After Action reports. Great site! Good Luck and Welcome Home all!
Dick Skudlarek <t>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:22:40 (CST)
Great job.Good to be in touch.
Mike Trebbe <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:22:00 (CST)
READ THE AFTER ACTION REPORT AND WAS IN ON THAT OPERATION WITH C CO. GOOD JOB JERRY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD REUION FROM THE PICTURES.OUR MINI REUION HERE IN FLA. IS NOV 16,17 IN STRUAT. INFO IN THE 4TH ID WEB PAGE. IF ANY OF A CO IS IN THE AREA STOP BY AND SAY HELLO.FORTHFULLY,''JEFFRO''
Jeff Jones
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:21:35 (CST)
READ THE AFTER ACTION REPORT AND WAS IN ON THAT ONE.GOOD JOB JERRY.YOU GOT A GOOD THING GOING WITH THIS SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.OUR MINI REUION HERE IN FLA IS NOV 16,17. FURTHER INFO IN 4TH ID WEB PAGE.IF ANY OF A 1/8 BULLETS ARE IN THE AREA COME BY AND SAY HELLO. FOURTHFULLY,JEFF
Jeff Jones <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:20:54 (CST)
Had a great time with my buddies in San Antonio, TX.
George B. Adornetto <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:20:16 (CST)
Again wanted to thank Tom and Karen Porter for setting up the reunion in San Antonio, it was great. What a beautiful city and area. If you haven't been to Luckenbach Texas, you're really missing something, right Spider? It's always great seeing everyone. Looking forward to the next one already. See ya'll later.
Jerry Jensen <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:19:40 (CST)
Just looking at the site and I think it's great. I'm a squad leader in A co, 1st plt and very proud to carry on the traditions and honor of this organization. I look forward to seeing everyone this month at the reunion (God willing and the Army permitting),but if by some chance I don't; My best wishes to all and we ARE ready for any mission deemed necessary by our chain of command. SSG Bender, "Death 5"
SSG Phillip <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:19:07 (CST)
Do do the current situation with the military I'm sorry to say that we aren't going to be able to bring 40 active duty soldiers to the Reunion, it is crazy up here at Carson and we are all on alert with a 6 hour recall. I am how ever still planning on bringing a color guard down if I have to drive them myself, we should have about 8 active soldiers there, once again I'm sorry for the false info........Allen
SSG Allen Durbin <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:18:33 (CST)
Wanted to say " HI" to all you brave Warriors. I KNOW your story. You are the BEST of the BEST !! I KNOW. I took care of you.
Diana Dwan Poole <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:18:05 (CST)
First visit to your site. Great job! Although I was in D Co. I have some great memories of my contact with you guys. Have a great reunion. Oh, by the way, whatever you do in San Antonio, DO NOT,I SAY AGAIN, DO NOT PLAY POKER WITH JOHN ANDREWS. I still have nightmares of our games at Enari. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Frank Thomas <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:17:37 (CST)
Just wanted everyone to know that the current BN Commander of 1-8 has authorized A company to charter a bus to San Antonio for the reunion, the current Company Commander and 1SG will be there as well. I'm hoping to bring approx. 40 active duty soldiers who are anxious to meet our Veteran Brothers from A Company. See you soon...Allen
Allen Durbin
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:16:52 (CST)
My dad PVT Stanley Hollon was in A-1-8 22 Nov - 5 Dec 44. KIA on 5 Dec 44 in the Hurtgen Forest I would like to speak to anyone that was in his unit at that time. Thanks.
Hager Hollon <m>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:16:31 (CST)
Was in the 65-67 A1/8 2nd Platoon.
David Vigliotti <m>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:16:04 (CST)
Welcome home, Guys ! I was Army Nurse, 69-71 at 67th Evac in Qui Nhon.
Diana Dwan Poole <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:15:28 (CST)
Looks good. See you on October 6,2001 around 1300.
1SGT. DAVID McNERNEY <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:14:50 (CST)
I got in country July 68. I was with HQ in commo for two months, switchboard operator. I got volunteered by the 1sgt to go to A company when they needed replacements in Sep. I don't remember what platoon or squad I was in. My platoon leader's call sign was Idaho. I remember a Marvin Webb (RedMan)he was the medic, Sylvester Polar(Chief), Speedy, PeeWee, Baby Huey, Pops, Smokey, and Willie Gene Bridges (KIA). I have never been able to make a connection with any of my buddies from my tour. If any one could provide me with leads, I would appriciate it. Welcome Home!
John E. Baker <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:14:13 (CST)
Great job putting this together Rollie. I'm proud to have supported you guys and more proud to be an honorary grunt and allowed to be a member of this chapter. Thanks for all the good work. Wish I could make the reunion in October but already have tentative plans to attend the Dustoff reunion in Vegas in July 02. I plan to make A-1-8's next year.
Mike Rinehart <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:13:43 (CST)
Just a quick Hi guys. I was RTO for 6/29, your support artillery. Humped the hills from May 67, July67. Wounded in firefight. Bless you all.
Don Williams <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:13:19 (CST)
Thank you for the remembrance, I wish I had a chance to know my Uncle Danny. Unfortunately he died before I was born. It is amazing how touched one can be by a picture and a few kind words. Thank you again!
Julie Hinkel <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:12:50 (CST)
Hi Greg, I'm one of Danny Hinkel's sisters. I just saw your site and think that it is wonderful. Thank you for remembering Danny and for the kind words that you wrote to my nephew. Our mom is now 90 and she also appreciated hearing what you had to say about Danny and seeing the pictures that you posted. Thanks again, Annie
Ann Hinkel Mroczkowski <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:12:14 (CST)
I'm currently in A Co. 1-8 Infantry and want to tell you all that it is still a outstanding unit ready for war. I had the Honor of meeting some of you in D.C. but not all of you, hopefully I can meet more of you in San Antonio. I'm bringing a Color Guard from our Company, the current Company Cmdr, CPT Kahmann,(william.kahmann@carson.army.mil) will also be coming. Pretty much all the soldiers in the Company want to come down and meet you guys but because of the cost I'm not sure how many will be able to come. See you in October...Allen
SSG Allen Durbin <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:11:40 (CST)
Rollie great job on the site. First chance I really had to check it out. I arrived A-1-8 end of Aug. 69. On my first hump Ski was walking point and got tangled up with some pungi sticks. The Lt. called for the FNG and that made me the new pointman. The Lt made Harold Proctor walk right behind me. Don't remember Lt or Psgt names. I can't remember if Shake was squad leader at that time or not but he did become my squad leader. Some of the names I remember: Jim Griffith, Gary Walters (Rags) Danny Witt(Wimpy) Camacho. I think Eddie Harris was called Fast Eddie. In the picture gallery with Neely: 1st pic Shake, behind shake Danny Witt (Wimpy KIA), Me,Gary Walters(Rags) Bill Bruni and behind Wimpy might be Craig Bauer (KIA) 2nd pic Shake and Joshua Farmer. 3rd Farmer, Camacho, Me and Wimpy. Hey Rollie, those little tid bits you send out occassionally break up the day real nice. Keep them coming and good luck with the site. Sonny
Sonny Cortese <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:11:05 (CST)
Hey guys, once again we will have the honor of visiting with 1sgt David McNerney , our MOH recipient at our get together in San Antonio, he will be there Sat and Sun, please redouble your eforts to be there with us and call another "Bullet" and urge him to come. Howie
Gerry Howard <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:10:37 (CST)
Wonderful Website. Forget Never!!!!! Anna
Anna Lyman (anishka) <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:10:08 (CST)
Welcome Home, You and your buddies have always been heroes to me! Hope the reunion is great. Hugs, Mimi
Mimi Hensley <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:53:24 (CST)
I guess this is the place to ask. Does anyone out there remember the name of the 2nd Plt., A Co. Medic that joined the Company around August 1967. He replaced Bockover when he rotated home. Your assistance is appreciated. Bill Dobbie 2nd Plt., Mar 67 to Mar 68
Bill Dobbie <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:52:40 (CST)
Hi Greg and guys, You did a great job Greg. I will see you all in Texas in November. Jerry
Jerry Horton <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:52:07 (CST)
Good job!
Dennis Reynolds <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:51:35 (CST)
Rollie, great job on setting up this site. The picture you used of you, Ken Estey and me sitting on the porch at Mt Vernon makes us look like old men. Well, guess maybe that's not so far off after all. Had a great time in D.C., with a special thanks to Howie. See ya in Texas.
Jerry Jensen <>
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:50:53 (CST)
Bama, Thanks for the info. Nice page you got going. Hope all the Bullets can get together some day. We all Humped the same AO's. Personal invite to all for the Mini Renion in Florida. Hope to find some of the guy's from E or C co.Keep up the page and I'll be back. Jeffro
Jeff ''Jeffro
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:50:05 (CST)
Looking foreward to seeing all you guys in San Antonio this year. I wasn't able to make the first two reunions so this one is really my first.
John Andrews
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:49:37 (CST)
Hello all you "bUllets" or "Screaming eagles" if you are active duty, Please talk to all our A-1-8 people and all who are interested about being in san Antonio! Howie
Gerry W. Howard
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:49:09 (CST)
I am an old fart friend of Jerry Horton. He retired younger than I and I am MAD about that! You guys are all hero's as far as I am concerned. Have a good reunion.
Herb DeVaan
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:48:16 (CST)
Its just great guys-just barely recognized Hockett thats ken on the right and I beleive pappy to the left-wish we were all that young again, looking forward to san antone friends Don
Don White
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:37:31 (CST)

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