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by Delta75
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett

I saw Capt Quisenberry only one time at the reunion, and that was when he was getting off the paddle boat that we took across the lake.... BTW: Not sure if you guys are aware or not but Capt Quisenberry has been battling bladder cancer. Another ailment that the VA refuses to recognize as being cause...
by Delta75
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett

Looks like Capt Quisenberry of Delta Company 68/69 in the middle.
by Delta75
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett - Alpha Company 68/69
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett - Alpha Company 68/69

Sadly I must inform you men of the passing of another of our Brothers. I will copy/past the notification from his daughter Donna Monds. I have forwarded this notice to all of the Alpha men and several HHC men for whom we have email addresses on our 6/31st roster. "My dad Sargent Major Floyd Ver...
by Delta75
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett

Sadly I must inform you men of the passing of another of our Brothers. I will copy/past the notification from his daughter Donna Monds. I have forwarded this notice to all of the Alpha men and several HHC men for whom we have email addresses on our 6/31st roster. "My dad Sargent Major Floyd Ver...
by Delta75
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Another 6/31st reunion?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Another 6/31st reunion?

This is very bad news for those planning to attend the reunion and for Charlie Tapp, the reunion coordinator, who I am sure has put a great deal of work into this reunion. The 31st Regiment Association "finally" chose a very nice vacation/resort location for a reunion, and now Mother Natur...
by Delta75
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Another 6/31st reunion?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Another 6/31st reunion?

I'll never forget the surprise when men asked if they could at least contribute to the beer/soda/snacks cost and we told them "thank you very much, but we have it all covered". Truly a remarkable event that will never be beaten or even matched. I know that it was quite a task that nearly k...
by Delta75
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 16988

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Excellent summary of your VA experience Randy!

Jerry
by Delta75
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Military Budget?
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Military Budget?

* The days of the large WWII naval battles have long passed us by; therefore, battleships, cruisers, etc. have not been listed. This information below is about a year old. Military budgets: USA $600B (now over $700B)..$600B was more than than the next 8 countries combined. China: $215B Russia: $66B ...
by Delta75
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Kodak instamatic
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Kodak instamatic

Great memories...not sure what happened to mine.
by Delta75
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: David Morris - 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 1968-69
Replies: 0
Views: 546

David Morris - 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 1968-69

Sadly I report the passing of another Brother. "Doc" Sheridan has informed me of the passing of David Morris, March 29, 2017. David carried the M-60 machine-gun in 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 6/31st, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam 1968-69. I was his Platoon Sergeant in 1969. No one was bet...
by Delta75
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: David Morris - 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 1968-69
Replies: 0
Views: 751

David Morris - 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 1968-69

Sadly I report the passing of another Brother. "Doc" Sheridan has informed me of the passing of David Morris, March 29, 2017. David carried the M-60 machine-gun in 3rd platoon, Delta Company, 6/31st, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam 1968-69. I was his Platoon Sergeant in 1969. No one was bet...
by Delta75
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 16988

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Randy.......as you probably already know...Lt Richard Dorn (2nd platoon/1969) visited us for a week in March. He stayed in a nice hotel in My Tho (($50 a night) and my sons and I picked him up each morning on my son's motorcycles to take him around the old AO. You would always be welcome.
by Delta75
Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 16988

3rd party screening

Randy after all these years, after constant prodding by a friend, I finally met with a Vietnam Veteran advocate and he filed a claims form for me. While I was in Vietnam visiting my wife's family my neighbor who was screening my mail for me sent me a scanned copy of several appointments that had bee...
by Delta75
Mon May 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Memorial Day

I agree with you Niner......sadly 59,000 died for nothing. When you read the Pentagon Papers you see that Johnson and McNamara knew as early as 1965 that we could not win the war, but they were looking for an "honorable peace". By 1965 we had lost ~2,300 men....therefore we lost another ~5...
by Delta75
Fri May 18, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Post a photo
Topic: Trapping Hogs
Replies: 2
Views: 6420

Re: Trapping Hogs

He weighed right at 200 lbs...I had estimated that he would have weighed much more (at least 250)...these Texas Hill Country hogs are long and lean. The tales of all those 300 lbs hogs are mostly just that...."tales". Most were estimates and were never weighed. Yes...there are a few 300 lb...
by Delta75
Fri May 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

As we know, the War experiences of a Combat Soldier and a REMP (or REMF as they were known to those in combat :D ) were two worlds apart; however, I never expected the very large difference, as it relates to the War, that I have discovered over the last ~50 years, between the Vietnamese people who l...
by Delta75
Thu May 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I actually met such a "turn-coat" Tiger Scout at this last reunion. My Wife told me that after we had left Vinh Kim, using his position of having been a Tiger Scout, he gained access to one of the small ARVN outposts near Vinh Kim. Later that night he opened the gate to the VC and they kil...
by Delta75
Thu May 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I would assume that about the only former Tiger Scouts who survived the "post-war" were those lucky enough to have escaped the country or those who were actually still Viet Cong who had served "under-cover" for the Viet Cong.
by Delta75
Wed May 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

As many of us thought during the War.....the Vietnamese people in the countryside didn't care who won the War...they just wanted it to be over so that they could go on with their lives and so that their family members would stop dying. They knew that the South Vietnamese government had never done an...
by Delta75
Wed May 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

Actually my children and my wife's younger sister were concerned that I would even attend the reunion....actually a celebration of the April 30, 1975 end-of-the war "victory". My wife and I were not concerned, as we had already attended one a few years ago. Needless to say the speaker reco...
by Delta75
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Viet Cong Reunion

Today we went to a a reunion with my wife's former Viet Cong friends. I was, of course, the only former American soldier in attendance. LOL As usual, I was warmly welcomed...everyone wanted to have a drink with me. They pour their rice vodka (ba si day) into a shot glass and bend their finger in 1/2...
by Delta75
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Richard Dorn
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Richard Dorn

I will be leaving for the Saigon airport in a few minutes to pick up (Lt) Richard Dorn who will be visiting our old AO around Dong Tam/Vinh Kim for a few days. My wife's (Barbara) sons will be taking Richard and me around via their motorbikes. After our AO tour has been completed, before returning h...
by Delta75
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: Richard Dorn
Replies: 0
Views: 969

Richard Dorn

I will be leaving for the Saigon airport in a few minutes to pick up (Lt) Richard Dorn who will be visiting our old AO around Dong Tam/Vinh Kim for a few days. My wife's (Barbara) sons will be taking Richard and me around via their motorbikes. After our AO tour has been completed, before returning h...
by Delta75
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Chuck Barr
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Chuck Barr

Hello My Delta Brothers Chuck served with 3rd platoon in 68/69. Chuck and his wife Carolyn attended the 2015 6/31st reunion in Branson, MO as well as many of the 31st Regiment Association reunions. The 2005 Ft Benning, GA was the first large gathering of 6/31st men, and Chuck and Carolyn were there ...
by Delta75
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: 31st Regiment newsletter....

The 31st Regiment Association website should be considered a total embarrassment to the organization. It is without a doubt the worse military organization website on the internet. They should consider removing it completely until it is at least functional.

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