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THE CLASS OF 19662006-01-10We have another hundred or so Photos from 1966 that will be going up within the next 2 weeks. Thanks to Jim Quigley, Ted Rice, Rich Antti & Bob Amison for the latest batch.
   
 
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2006-01-10It would take you less time to say something Kind about this site and the Valorous men that gave you so much rather than desecrat it. Just take a couple of seconds and thank them and GOD for the ability to walk freely and express yourself. Quinn, RET
THE CLASS OF 19662006-01-10"OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY REUNION" The first part of our 2006 Reunion was sent last week. If you did not receive this, call or email me for one. The whole packet will go out in early March. This is our BIG ONE! "40 Years" after the STORM and we are still here... See you all in JULY. The Guy's from 66.
steve walters2006-01-01I am looking for any information you may have on Ernest "Buddy" Martie. He died on 9/25/66 with 7 others. He served in alpha company 1/5th. I am his great nephew and I am researching his history. thanks for you did for our country.
FOR: THE CLASS OF 19662006-01-01Who ever the trash is that keeps making these bad postings on our Guestbook, I Pray that GOD PISS NAPALM on them and death and destruction follow there foot steps and take away from them all that is Dear to them. "FOR WHAT COMES AROUND, GOES AROUND 7 TIMES THE FOLD"! Butch Petit
Kjell Harjo2006-01-01I served with the 25th, 1st Battalion as a Chaplains Assistant in 1968. We were stationed in Tay Ninh. The second part of my tour I was assigned to the Fire Support Center at Division Headquarters in CuChi. I love to hear from any guys that may remember me. SP5 Kjell Harjo
THE CLASS OF 19662005-12-31We wish every one a Healthy and Good New Year coming in for 2006. This will be our 40th year after the STORM for us in 2006.
CSM Quinn, USA, RET2005-12-30I could never say enough about this site. It's a "Life Time" of memories. GOD BLESS you all for maintaining it. I spent my time with the 25th S&T.. 1969-1970. Thank you for making the base camp a safer place to reside.
Ted "Gator" Rice2005-12-26Looking good! As we clsoe out 2005, I salute you all and look forward to seeing all of you at the reunion in July 2006. Butch GREAT Work. TO the low life who sabatoges our website, you will be caught!!!!
Michele Schaffer2005-12-18Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. So very grateful to you ALL
THE CLASS OF 19662005-12-17Welcome back in to the fold to Frank Anders A Co, Walter Owens B Co, Micky Finn B Co, Vince Croney B Co & hope to see you all in Valley Forge at this years Reunion. The Boyz's from 66
Hazel Willis2005-12-14Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. God Blessed us when we met so many of you guys that our brother served with. Love, Hazel
Ted "Gator" Rice2005-12-10This gets better each tiem I look! Great Job Butch. Merry Christmas to the Class of 1966. A big welcome to Frank Anders FO A Co 1965/1966. We keep checking and we keep finding our brothers.
Emilio Santiago2005-11-29Any one that served with the Company B 1st Bn, 27th Infantry and want to ontact me, feel free to do so. I have good memories specially e-7 George T. Ameida,William Lewis,I will never forget you guys.
French reenactor group2005-11-24Hello, Very nice site and splendid photographs of time which get many references Félicitation to us good luck
Henry Powers2005-11-24Happy Thanksgiving to all. We have so much to be thankful for. Especially the friendships shared with the fellow members of the 1966 Survivors of the Battle for Cu Chi.
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2005-11-23"HAPPY THANKSGIVING" Remember Thanksgiving 1966 during Operation "ATTLEBORO" when they sent us almost warm TURKEY in the BUSH & it Rained so hard the Turkey floated off the trays & the Cranberries & Potatoes dissolved from the rain... But it was GOOD!!!
james skrabalak2005-11-21looking men for the 4/23 mec 67 GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE 25INF
Bambi2005-11-18Hello!!! Your web-site is so beautiful, easy to navigate and full of lovely pictures! Great site!
Tom Clampitt2005-11-13You have an awesome site, keep up the good work. I enjoyed your site very much. I served with Bravo 2/27 Wolfhounds in 68-69 Chu Chi, Tay Ninh, Nui Ba Den, Diamond 2 & 3.Welcome home to all the brothers who ever they served with.
Eddie Lowenstein2005-11-11Gentlemen Happy Veterans Day to one and all. As a member of the 4th 23rd 1966-67, I remember many operations with you guys. We were and are the best. Go Bobcats, Go Tomahawks. Go to our website. Eddie L Class of 66-67
Hazel Willis2005-11-11Happy Veteran's Day to all who served. Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Thank you!
Billy Smith2005-11-09Was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday where I visited the Military Medical Family Assistance Center and had lunch in the Dining Facility where the wounded, that can get around, also have lunch. The wounded personnel have great attitudes. The overall most important item they need are phone cards. The phone companies give them cards with very limited times but they ...(trimmed)
THE CLASS of 19662005-11-09PHONE CARDS for "OUR" Guy's that are where we were 40 years ago. How about all us 1/5th NAMer's sending me a phone card so I can box them all up and send them all at once from the Class of 1966 ASAP. I will get 1 tomorrow. How about it Guy's, we were there, but never had the oppertunity to call home. It will mean a lot to them. Butch
Eddie Madaris2005-11-08Great site ,thanks brings back a lot memories Recon 4/23 inf.67 68
2005-11-08co A 4thbn (mech) classs of 1967 This is a great site
Glenn "Cotton" Cawthon2005-11-08C Co/ 4th/23rd 25th Inf. 1960-70 Tay Ninh and all the other places mentioned. Very realistic and chilling description!
Jorge L Gonzalez Alonso2005-10-26brought back good and sad memories.
Charles Anthony Sadvary ("Sonny")2005-10-13Hi Butch: ADD may have slowed me down, but had not interfered with emotions. The emotional impact of your site is more then words can ever express. Over the last 15 +- years we've been in touch via cyberspace and viewed the numerous sites that have developed for Vietnam Veterans and Veterans as a whole, this site, coupled with our last conversation, put the past back into perspective. Look f...(trimmed)
dennis sterretts2005-10-09severed 3/22nd Delta co. 1968-69 great site
Stan Anderson2005-10-07HHC recon 1967. went to and ran ground survl. radar unit 1968 worked with A,B,C companies took radar on ambushs. I enjoyed reading info on web site. will return
Jim Politi2005-10-04Looking for Spec4 James Sposato 1-5 Mech. Last seen Spring of 1970 in Cu Chi Base Camp.
Justin Kapral2005-10-03Great site!Im trying to find out more about my father William "Kappy" Kapral. MSGT in 66 1stSgt in 68.Company B. Thanks
Dave Cox2005-09-29We pulled into Cu Chi base camp on March 6, 1966 and right away began hearing about the crap 1/5 Mech had already stirred up. We wondered, "holy shit, what have we gotten into?" We soon found out. Dave Cox - A Trp. 3/4 Cav - 1965-1966
Clark Cavalier2005-09-25It was great to hear from you Butch, Also was able to talk to Victorine,I Hope I can make it to the reunion, it would be great to see my old comrads. This web site looks great.
Billy Mc Anally2005-09-20I was in Hq co. recon plt. sgt 1970 thru 1971. I enjoued looking at your pictures. Thank you
Michele Schaffer2005-09-19Butch- My name is Michele Schaffer, Jim Wilson's daughter.You did a GREAT job on the page explaining my dad "finding" George Snodgrass. This was such a great accomplishment for my father. SO GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL
Michele Schaffer2005-09-19My sister,Lisa,my brother Jimmy and myself are so grateful that my father found all of you again.He just loves just seeing everyone every year.It is a great support for him,mentally. He loves coming home from the reunion and telling us all about it.
bob amison2005-09-18excellent job on website i was in company B 5th mech one of the originals shipped from scoffield barracks. brings back memories of good friends lost they will never be forgotten
THE CLASS of 19662005-09-16Let us never FORGET our Hispanic Brothers that Fought side by side with us as well as Danny Fernandez "Hispanic" Medal Of Honor Recipient "on this National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Howard Craig2005-09-14Enjoyed your site. Great job. I was in Recon '67-'68, 007, 005 and 006. Loved the track photos.
The CLASS of 19662005-09-09We are very fortunate that no one has been affected from the Hurricane from our Fold. We made contact with every one in those areas. and The Hurricane did not affect any of us as far as we know.
Henry Powers2005-09-08Butch and fellow brothers, had a great time in Dayton. Do you think Harley could possibly be that ticklish?? Has anyone heard from Paul and Ginger Lucas in Alabama since Dennis & Katrina hit????
Eddie K. Coleman2005-08-29Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry Div.,I am looking for anyone that might have been at Trang Bang, outside Cu Chi 7 Jun 1966. I was a dozer operator, hit a mine, several were wounded, some were killed.
THE CLASS of 19662005-08-25We will be posting a new Section Deciated to Danny Fernandez Awarded the 2nd Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War and the Danny Fernandez Memorial Project by the Danny Fernandez Intermediate School in Los Lunas New Mexico in the next couple weeks.
THE CLASS of 19662005-08-25We will be posting several hundred new Photos from Our Unit in 1966 in the next few weeks also.
Our 2006 40th Anniversity Reunion in 20062005-08-25The 1st Bn 5th Inf Regiment 25th ID will be holding our 40th ANNIVERSARY. REUNION in Valley Forge Pa from July 12th to the 16th 2006. THis will be a big one, our 40th year after the Storm. Those being Invited will be sent notice in the next couple weeks so mark your calenders.
HARLEY CROWE2005-08-18HEY BUTCH 05 REUNION WAS GREAT IT SURE GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.YOU DO A GREAT JOB.
Ken Davidson2005-08-16I was stationed at Cu Chi in the headquarters, headquarters company, 25th Inf. Div Band from Mar 17 1969 to Apr 18, 1970. Chances, we could hear you guys most nights.
George R. Tanner2005-08-16Great web site. WELCOME HOME 5th Mech and thank you for your service to our country. I was there in Cu Chi 66 as well 25th S & T Bn.
Al Chidley2005-08-131968-1969 1/5 Mech medic Alpha Co - CRIP
Peter "Tibbo" Tibbett2005-08-06Enjoyed my visit here very much. Hoping that you will return the visit and sign my guestbook also. ~ Tibbo
A Joseph2005-08-06Got to Cu Chi at the tail end. (1970) Was reassigned to USARV jus before the pullout. You guys were the greatest. God Bless you all.
George Maxwell2005-07-26This is a great web.site thank you Butch for all your hard work on this.
Ronald Hogan2005-07-24SAD THE WHOLE COVER PAGE IS TRUE R hogan 1/27/25th all of 67 B&DCo.
THE CLASS of 19662005-07-19SAMUEL P KAIUE We regreat to inform you of the passing of Sam Kaiue B Co 1st Platoon 2nd Squad. He will be missed by all that served and loved him in the 1st Platoon. Sam was from Kihei, Hawaii.
bonnie vondeck2005-07-16Butch,It hurts my heart to see this site and to know that young men like yourself had to go thru such a horrific ordeal. For myself I can say I'm sorry, I'm grateful your with us,and to you and the rest of the young men, thankyou and God Bless You All. I wish you peace and comfort and healing. Love, Bonnie V.
THE CLASS of 19662005-07-11LISA MARIE BIRD, Doc Bird will be glad to here from you, we called him and we will email you his address and phone number. Thank you for your supporting us. The Guy's from 1966.
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THE CLASSof 19662005-07-04WE SALUTE EVERYONE THAT HAS SERVED THIS "GREAT COUNTRY" OF OUR'S TO KEEP IT FREE ON THIS JULY 4TH, 2005. "FOR YOU HAVE NEVER LIVED UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL MOST DIED, BECAUSE LIFE HAS A "SPECIAL" FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND".
David Lee Thompson - Published Author2005-07-04Although my book, River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood, is primarily about my 1940s-'50s West Virginia Appalachian boyhood, I'm certain Vietnam veterans and others would enjoy the final chapter, "Deliverance", which tells about my tour of duty in Di An, Vietnam (1965-66) with the 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One).
Ed Tilton2005-07-03Got the walking tour of the Boi Loi on OPN Sunset Beach Aug or Sept 1966
THE CLASS of 19662005-07-02We regret to inform inform you of the passing of CARMEN JULIETA GAMEZ yesterday June 26, 2005 from San Antonio Texas. She was the Wife of Sgt. Ernest Gamez Recon/Radar Section 1966 1st Bn 5th Infantry Reg 25th Div.
randall foster2005-06-25nov/dec 66...wounded outside base camp..was anybody there..I have pictures, will have to figure how to send them to your site
Bill Devault2005-06-23Found your site on Vet friends. Great work. I will check it out more. Welcome home. e/co 4/39th, 9 infantry div. Bearcat, Vietnam 67-68
Blue Walker2005-06-21Served with 7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Sgt.Spt/Admin coys.
Tom Berry, NNAVA2005-06-21The site is awesome and well done. I was there after you and know the nightmares faced there. I am proud to see this site and to able to support your effort.
Little White Dove2005-06-20A very well done web sight. Wado for putting a link on a NNAVA email. I enjoyed reading about you.
TAMBO2005-06-19Months & months of work went into this website...thanks Butch for everything.
THE CLASS OF 662005-06-19HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
THE CLASS of 19662005-06-18REUNION ANSWER from posting below: Apparently you didn't get INVITED? The Packets went out months ago. Nothing to up date, the REUNION PACKET says it all! The Web Reunion section says: "IF YOU ARE NOT ON OUR MAILING LIST,CONTACT US AT: nam66tunnelrat25th@charter.net" You wan't to know about the Reunion, but don't leave your email addy? When anyone goes on the site or posts their IP addy shows...
Dennis Oricchio2005-06-08I served in 1966 (C/4/23 Tomahawks and many a time we fought alongside the GREAT 5th. around Cu Chi. I lift my glass to all of the members. You have a hell of a unit.
Don Raymond2005-06-03Excellent web.Butch. The pictures are great and do bring back a lot of memories. Good seeing some of the Guys I knew as they looked back then so many years ago. Man!Weren't we young? See Ya some time Butch. Don Raymond HQ.Co. Recon/S5 65-66 1/5 (M) PS: Man did that place (CuChi) Suck!
Boyd Sutton2005-06-01Great site, Butch. God, what memories. It's still difficult for so many reasons. I'm proud to have known so many good men and ashamed to have forgotten so much.
Terry Constable2005-06-01Great Site. I was a Sr medic with all companies in 66/67 and your photos brought back many good memories. Sorry i can't make the trip this year to Ohio, keep me informed, thanks
Norman "Butch" Petit B Co 1st Plt 3rd Sqd 2005-05-26I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GUYS THAT WERE IN BRAVO COMPANY 1ST PLATOON 3RD SQUAD FROM 1966 THAT MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. DAN SHEARIN, ARMANDO TESILLO, HERMANDO MOYA, ISAMEL LEBRON, FRED BULLINGTON,GARY TILL,LARRY MOSS, MELVIN SHERRELL, ARNEZ FRANKLIN, LYNN HARIS, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, VONZELL DAVIS, LUIIS MILAN-ANAVITA & KEN NEWTON. WITH LOVE,HONOR & RESPECT Butch Petit
1st Bn 5th INFANTRY REG 25th DIV CLASS of 19662005-05-26Let us "NEVER FORGET" those that made "THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE" that we served with as well as all those from all Wars since this GREAT COUNTRY of ours was founded from the ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, AIR FORCE and the COAST GUARD on this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. "GOD BLESS AMERICA"!
Jim Pflughoeft2005-05-24Finally got to get through everything youse guys have written.Hey"DOG",I didn't know you could type.LOL.Otis,glad to know anotheer "C"Co. Brother is still kickin'. butch,Great job on everything you've done here,Doggone good for a"Grunt".Love you all.Hope to see ya'll in 2006,as long as my health gets better.
Gary Dolan2005-05-23My book, Of Their Own Accord, is finally in print! It details the heroics of our Ranger unit and the valiant units that supported the Rangers in Nam. See http://oftheirownaccord.com. I have a favor to request. My publisher wants me to coordinate purchases through Amazon to potentially catapult my book to be a "Best Seller," if only for an hour or a day, so that the publisher can advertise that...(trimmed)
Bruce Kefauver2005-05-19I aws with the 120th TC.Hauled you guy to a lot of places.Mostly Ta Ninh Mountain and hauled alot of dirt to your base camp.I got drenched with alot of weed killer to from waiting for you guys to come back out of the bush.But thats the Army.God Bless You All.
James (Jim) B. Barrett, Jr.2005-05-12you guys were north of us some. Proud of all. Jim, MacVSog
Rick Gray2005-05-07Lost my brother Robert R. Gray around Cu Chi (25th) Feb 10, 1968 Nice site..
THE CLASS OF 19662005-05-07May 7th 1966, the 1st Bn 5th Inf Reg was the first US Unit to penetrate the "INFAMOUS BOI LOI WOODS" taking many causalities (especially Bravo Company)but inflicting hevy causalities on the Enemy.
Alfred Baez2005-04-212/77 1968 Dau Tieng & Cu Chi Lots of good and bad memories Thanks ..!
Gary Chenett2005-04-16Welcome Home; This is a great website. I worked with the 25th when I was in Nam 68/68. I was with the Big Red One 1/4 Cav. I am also National Director of the Order of the Silver Rose. I would like to remind ALL Nam Vets they need yearly physicals with catscans, III Corps and all of Nam was sprayed heavy woth AO. Did you know that we have lost over 300,000 of our Brothers since the war to AO?...(trimmed)
THE CLASS OF 19662005-04-05S/SGT Ioasa F Tavae Jr 29 of Pago Pago American Samoa was KIA April 2nd 2005 in Mosul Iraq when his unit was attacked by enemy forces from small arms fire. Tavae was assigned to the 1st Battalion 5th Infantry Regiment 1st Brigade Combat Team 25th Infantry Division
David M. Fitzgerald, CAPT. USN2005-04-02I had the first bunch of UDT-11 frogmen to work with you guys. I lost so many LRP buddies that I just decided it best I stopped making them. You guys were the best...so much courage! So many young that never returned from those ops. I still think about it.
Tracey2005-04-01To all of you who served thank you is not enough. You make me proud and very grateful. Butch, as usual, awesome job. Thanks for sending it along.
Phil Marko2005-03-30Great site. Big "THANKS" to all who served. Enjoyed talking to you at Tile Doctors in Johnson City, Tn. I was not a participant... little to young to be called (eligable for draft in 1973). My brother was there, maybe someone might have known him... Robert "Bob" Marko, RA11670266, Co. A, 16th Inf. - Big Red One. '66-'67. Again, Thanks for your sacrifices in hell.
THE CLASS OF 19662005-03-292005 REUNION PACKET...... The Reunion Packets went out last week & if you did not receive one and would like one, email or call butch Petit. If we do not here from you and you were sent a Packet, you "WILL NOT" be sent any in the future.
THE CLASS OF 662005-03-27HAPPY EASTER... In 1966 we remember Easter Sunday's Fire Fight's in the Fil Hol Plantation.
Carroll Logue2005-03-17I served in Charlie Co, 69. Million dollar wound;Hobo Woods, June 5,69.Thanks for the site.
CLASS OF 19662005-03-16OUR REUNION PACKET WILL BE MAILED ON MONDAY MARCH 21st.
Evered Cohen2005-03-14Arrived Cu Chi as a replacement Dec 2, 1966. Co. C 1st 5th Mech. WIA Jan 15, 1967 Iron Triangle sorry I wasn't there long enough to form any bonds. Great website Thanks
Edward Lathan Moore2005-03-14I was w/Co. D/65TH Engr Bn but moved th Dv Hq Co before going to CU CHI in 66. You have a great site. You brought back memories of some great guys. Our band of brothers will live forever.
RICHARD M. HALE2005-03-12GREAT SITE. I CANN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH TIME YOU INVESTED BUT IT WAS WELL INVESTED. THANKS
james bell2005-03-09just another grunt 1/ 27inf 25 div cu chi
CLASS OF 19662005-02-25We just received another 300 photos in and they will go up in the next few weeks. Our reunion packet will be going out in March also.
Jim Quigley2005-02-10With Valentines day approaching let us never forget our fallen brothers from Company A that made the supreme sacrifice in the rubber trees that terrable day.. God bless each and every one..
Billy Smith2005-02-08Sgt. Stephen R. Sherman, 27, from Neptune, N.J., died Feb. 3 in Mosul, Iraq, from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Sherman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) Fort Lewis, Wash.
Jack Bailey2005-02-07DauTieng Dec '67-Dec '68. Great Site but too many memories brought back.
Mike Smith2005-02-04Great site. I was with 4/9th (Manchus) 1969 around Tay Ninh. "Keep Up the Fire"
DENNIS STERRETT2005-01-30SERVED 3-22ND INF DELTA CO. 1968-1969THIS IS A GREAT SITE THANK YOU
Robert Puterbaugh2005-01-30RVN 68,69,70,71,72 Helpped Build the Saigon by-pass and Phu Cong bridge was at bridge when span blowen out great site,job well done
Billy Smith2005-01-25B-1-5 '66 & '67 Wounded in Action GI's at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and at Walter Reed in Washington are in need of Sweats and other things. Here are links http://www.noanie.com/ http://www.landstuhlhospitalcareproject.org
Matt Larkin2005-01-21Awesome Site. Thanks for giving this to me at CCity. Thanks for all you guys did for us, we all are endebted to you. You guys did your best and thats all that counts.
2005-01-17Butch - I met you in N.Y. shortly after you had returned from the war. You told me all the stories of what you had seen, but I was too young at the time to appreciate them. Maybe you might remember me? I used to come over your house and play chess and stuff. I stumbled across your site the other day. I hope the years have treated you kindly. Great site!! God Bless You and all your Brothers ...(trimmed)
Bill Winney, MSGT, USAF, Ret2005-01-14What a FABULOUS site you have created! I served with & supported the 11th ACR, 25th in '69 at Tay Ninh and found them to be just like the "hero's" you are. Thanks for the sad but great memories. God Bless All Of Us.
Charles Taliaferro2005-01-10You can retire your tattered, worn out and frayed American flags without cost to you. Send your flags to the Kitchen Table Gang Trust, 42922 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93638-8866 and we will dispose of your flags in a proper and dignified manner with full honors pursuant to the United States Code. We have been doing this for he past seven years. Our flag retirement ceremonies are held on Flag Day, J...(trimmed)
Ralf2005-01-08Hello, Please anybody support me. My name is Ralf and I am born and raised in Germany. My father was a US Soldier and I was searching for him over 20 years. Finally I found him in 2001. Since then I am trying to move and live with my family in the USA. Please go to my website www.my-campaign.com and read my whole story. Thank you.
George Kanakaris2005-01-04Served with the 68th top tigers gunship (Mustangs) in 1965-66, my friend and gunner was James Talor from the wolfhounds, can you let me know how I could get in touch with Jim? any help would be greatly appreciated. Mustange 088. great sight by the way, I really enjoyed it and keep up the good work. George Kanakaris
Tracey2005-01-03You guys are the true HEROES of this world. I'm proud to know Butch & would love to know more of you. You guys are the best. I wish you all the best 2005 Tracey
From The Class of 19662005-01-01In MEMORY of FRANK SHORT who just walked on to the Big PX in the Sky. Alfa Co, Tunnel Rat & a Hell of a Solider. He might be gone, but he will never be FORGOTTEN!
Jose O. Garza2005-01-01Great work Mr. Tunnelrat. Happy New year 2005 to you and family. And all Bobcats and families.
LYNN MARTIN2004-12-24NEAT SITE I WAS WITH THE C CO 1ST OF THE 27TH 10/66 TO 10/67 ALWAYS A HOUND
Bill Roman2004-12-16Very Good.
Roman Rodriguez2004-12-11Butch; contact me at my e-mail. I'm not a member of Classmate.com. Look forward to hearing from you. Roman, Peace!
JamesRWarren2004-12-06Great job on all you have done,looking forward to next reunion
Allan (doc) Bird2004-11-30Great job on the site.
PSG H A SULLIVAN2004-11-25happthanksgiving to all 11b
Butch Petit2004-11-25"HAPPY THANKSGIVING" Remember in 1966 when they sent us hot turkey in the field & it rained so had the turkey floated off the trays & the cranberries & potatoes dissolved from the rain...
Thomas G. Dowell2004-11-15I came back to my home
Ed aka Foot2004-11-13Butch GREAT web site you have very I hope thing are behind us your a great guy and soldier I would hope you would e-mail me and check out my Civil War site.Hope all is well with you and your family God Bless from a friend forever P.S.I would love to add your link to my 25th Infantry Division web site Foot
Hazel Willis2004-11-10Just wanted to say "THANK YOU" to all that served and especially the Survivors of 66
Richard Antti2004-11-09Thanks Butch for tracking me down again. You are to be cogradulated for such a grand web site as this! The pictures are great! We are so blessed to have lived through it and be able to tell of the things that took place, I'd go to war with you guys any time and any where! And yes that is me on picture 15
Benjamin Garzon2004-10-171st time i'm lookingyour side in it is great. i was in country 66-67 with 25th supply & transportation and i need to hear from some one in the div. or co.
TAMMY ALCORN2004-10-05WONDERFULL SITE. THANK YOU, BUTCH FOR SENDING ME TO THIS SITE. T.ALCORN, WELLESLEY INN SOUTH DAYTON. LOVE THE PHOTOS.
JP CLARK2004-09-30HEARD ABOUT YOUR SITE AND WANTED TO CHECK IT OUT...THANKS TO EACH OF YOU FOR SERVING.
Bob Whaley2004-09-30Platoon Ldr. 1st Plt B Co. 1/5 Inf. Dec '65 to May '66 Would like to find anyone who has any details on the 20 years between the 1966 wounds and the 1986 death of SGT Jesus Ramos.
Ray Harvey2004-09-27I was with 4.2 mortars in 66 I was the F.O. while there. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
Tambo2004-09-19Amazing how many photos there are on this website! Like looking at OUR fraternity in our war college!
JAMES B. BROUSSARD2004-09-16I am looking for anyone who was in headquarters Co. mortar platoon. I was in 1st squad.
W. J. (Bill) Boyd III2004-09-16I got to Cu Chi about Apr. 66 with A 3-13FA after an 18 day boat ride on the USNS Gorden, joined the LRRP Det. around late June. Good site and photos. Ret in 85 from the 5th MECH at Ft. Polk
JAMES B. BROUSSARD2004-09-16I am looking for anyone who was in headquarters Co. mortar platoon. Iwas in 1st squad.I arrived in country in January with the second brigade.We set up at a staging area at the University of Sagion, which was south of Sagion.We almost got killed on patrol by the 82nd while on night patrol.Our platoon sergeant we called Hank, because we could'nt pronounce his italian last name. Sergeant Hank served...(trimmed)
JOSEPH N.(NORM)KEPPOL2004-09-14GREAT JOB. I SERVED AT CU CHI.CLASS OF 68-69.25TH INFANTRY DIV. 125TH SIGNAL BAT. "B"CO. WE TOOK CARE OF NO LESS THAN 14 FIRE SUPPORT BASES WHILE THERE.
GENEVA BAREFIELD2004-09-11GREAT JOB!! I AM PLEASED TO SEE SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING TO HONOR OUR TROOPS BOTHLIVING AND DECEASED. YOU GUYS WENT THRU HELL TO PROTECT OUR WAY OF LIFE. MY HAT' OFF TO ALL THE TROOPS WHO SERVED IN VIET NAM. KEEP UP TH GOOD WORK.
Gary Hartt a/2/22 dec65-sep672004-09-09My first visit to your site. Your home page sure tells it like it was. not only in 1966 but thruout the WAR in western III corp.
Ralph Barefield2004-09-03Thank you Butch I am fasinated with all the info you have here glad you could help me
T. E. Fyle2004-09-01Butch, I look at the photos alot and love the work your doing on this. B Co. 1st Plt 66/67
Greg Thomas2004-08-25Nice work Butch! I was only 5 in 1966, but you help answer the questions I had in 1976! Thanks Greg
Daryl Street2004-08-20Hi Butch, I changed my mind about visiting this evening, and I was right before, that this is to emotional and important to visit with even a beer in you. I will be back. I can only guess at what you who were there, must feel everyday. Gotta go for now, but will return when appropriate, and let you know. Those first 4 statements were all it took for me. Bye for now, Daryl
Mark Krofek2004-08-19Great site Butch CoC 2nd/12th.25th.div. 66-67
Geoff Curtis2004-08-16'Thank you' seems very hollow after the sacrifices you all made. My family is grateful every day for the freedom you've given us.
s. luckenbaugh2004-08-15i'm a bit different than alot of the people who sign this book. 38, female- uncle was in vietnam. "met" butch thru fantasy football of all things. very impressive sight.
Giulio Magrini2004-08-12Just want to thank you Butch for creating this site & bringing it to my attention. Thanks for the sacrifices from you and your Brothers-in-arms.
walter m mccullough2004-08-02I was with 1/5 from july 1966 until ? thanks for the site.
W.B. Hambright2004-08-01We met at breakfast this AM. Was with 1stBde 101ABN 1966. Nice Web site.
Jose O Garza2004-08-01Good Job Mr. Tunnelrat and good luck for the next one.
T.E. Fyle2004-08-01Thanks for the phone call Butch. I knew some of the guys at the reunion Which I missed. 4 decades only changes the way we look. And were the lucky ones who made it.
HARLEY CROWE2004-08-01BUTCH,DOC AND JIM YOU DONE A GREAT JOB ON THE REUNION I HAD A GREAT TIME NICE MEETING BROTHERS IN THE OTHER CO'S EVEN TONY IN C/CO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR
Mike "DOG" Decot2004-07-31Great job Butch Glad I came to the reunion Brought back a lot of memories both good and bad Great to be with old friends The 1st anual shit burner keep up the good work no hurry on the pictures
RICK AND ANGIE COFFEY2004-07-31TO BUTCH AND ALL OF THE FOLK AT THE 2004 REUNION. IT WAS OUR PLEASURE TO MEET EVERYONE. WE ENJOYED OURSELVES. THANK-YOU FOR EVERYTHING!ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY
Paul D. Hall2004-07-29Butch happy I ran into you at VA in Johnson city . I was with the 2/14 co A 66/67. A lot of my buddie and me owe our life to the 1/5. "GREAT SITE"
2004-07-26Butch & Jim, etc. Great Reunion. Good meeting all u brothers; & hope we all keep in touch. Looking forward already to next year. Hope to locate Sgt.Estep & Bob Rosenberry & Sgt.Friday.
Lee Reynolds2004-07-20Great work on the Website, Butch. The pics are great
RAY LONG2004-07-20LOOKING FOR A FRIEND AT POLK (7-66) THAT WAS IN THE 25TH, NAMED MCCUMBEE.
TAMBO2004-07-197/26/04 LOOKING FOR SGT. WILLIAM C JOHNSON
Terry Stokes2004-07-16Nice website, Butch. Hope to meet you soon.
Ryan Kruse2004-07-10hey this is ryan and to the maker of this sightt i just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for this country you are all very brave soliders and i salute you all for going threw that terrible conflict i hope that i can be have as has honorable as you guys are in these times of chaos. thank you all ryan kruse p.s a great friend told me about this sight he was also a vietham war...(trimmed)
Mike Knowles2004-07-06A Co, 5th Mech RTO for SFC Hall and Lt. Surles. Where the hell is Otis Fleming, Robert McGary and Henry Dingle "Foots", and Schroeder? Is this background "Teal" blue? Super Job on the site, will see you all in Tenn in Jul 04.
Mike Moschkin2004-07-05Hail to my 5th Inf. Reg. Brothers I came over with the 2nd Brigade A1/27. I remember fighting in "Hells Half Acre" and lived next door to it in a place called "Nightmare Village" in front of 1st27th Lines of Departure. War is Hell and when we got there the devil left. Wolfhounds Forever Wolfhound Mike
Tracey2004-06-30From Butch's Fantasy Football BUTT KICKING friend. I am proud to say I know him, even if just through e-mail and internet. I love this site. It's well done, informative and reminds us that we should never forget. To all of you associated with this site and to every veteran of the United States I say THANK YOU. It is because of you and the sacrifices of all that we can live the way we do. ...(trimmed)
Pete Riker2004-06-28Great site. Was with the 25th in Cu Chi from 4/69 to 4/70 and was interesting to see the early photos
Rick Coffey2004-06-28Great site Butch!! I look forward to meeting everyone at the reunion.
DJ Kenny Mac2004-06-27Very glad to hear from you Butch i thought something bad happened to you.The site took me right back there to the nam and i loved it.We left our boot prints in the ho bo woods and at the Nam Jam where our friendship began.Great job
Brian Smith2004-06-25Butch is good at everything he does from wrestling to war to websites. great job !!!!
Paul Moir2004-06-24Thank you, you cut the path for us, 1st of the 5th, July 1968, one of the many at Ben Cui, Aug. 21st, 1968. Proud to be a Bobcat.
Harry Ewald 19th CEB 11/67-11/682004-06-23Thanks for your service to our country and Welcome Home. Butch needs an atta boy for this site and can't wait to see the photos. design.
Mike Schwartz2004-06-23A masterpiece! I'm crying.It's so sad. Again, Butch thanks for everything. Tambo told me about it.
Jennie Le Fevre2004-06-19Butch. GreatWebsite. Jennie
Dennis da Menace2004-06-17ok butch you forgot the pidtures of you burning shit?Great site and not bad work for a grunt.Hats off to all.Best of luck
Paul G. Lucus2004-06-17Good job on the web site, Butch! If I had to learn about war, I couldn't have done it with a better group of men! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion!
HOWARD GONZALES2004-06-09WITH THE 25TH 69-69 WALKED IN A TRAP 100%
Jonathan Field2004-06-07In tribute to those who have given their youth so that we may grow old in peace with freedom. You may all link to my website to honor our fallen "Brothers in Arms".
Ron Seabolt2004-06-05I was a Rattler crew chief in the 71st Assault Helicopter Company. I flew from November 23, 1966 to September 12, 1967. My first 6 months our unit was located at Bien Hoa and supported different unit every day, including your unit. It was an honor to have been able to help men who had to endure such an inhuman life. Thirty seven years later I wish I had done more for those men. All were heros...(trimmed)
Peter2004-06-05To Butch, Pappy and all the Vets ! Best regards from Poland. You guys dont even know how much I put respect on you. Wherever I hear the pacifist bullshit I give my words (and fists) to show the truth. Too much brainwashing around. Keep goin'! Ps. If anyone of you knows Polish laguage, or would like to take a look, see interview with Pappy on: http://www.greendevils.pl/f_to_f/wywiad/wywiad.ht...(trimmed)
Henry Powers2004-06-02Great web site, Butch. Lots of hard work loading all those photos. Alpha Co 1966
Henry Powers2004-06-02Great site, Butch. Keep up the good work. Photo album is great.
Dr. Dave Smeltz2004-06-02Great job Butch, Glad to have served with all 65-66. God Bless you all
Pete Add2004-05-31Great job Butch always a honor to be with other combat vets. " for once a soldier is awarded the cherished symbol of his unit, wheather it be a beret or a badge, he accepts the responsibility of maintaining the heritage that those who went before him recorded with their blood"....
Dennis Zinda2004-05-26great job! B Co. 2/27 pointman Wolfhounds 1966-67
Chester2004-05-25Butch it was very nice to finally meet you.I am sure that it was quite an honor to serve with such a fine group of young men. You guys deserve the utmost respect and honor for the great sacrifices you all made in Viet Nam.We must all keep the faith and on a daily basis rememeber in both our hearts and minds those that were left behind. THEY MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
James K. Shipley2004-05-18Keep up the outstanding work and the wonderful representation that you and all of my Vietnam Brothers are proud and deserving for what they did and gave up so that all Americans can continue to have peace and enjoy life. T/sgt James K. Shipley,Stationed at " TUY HOA " Airforce Base South East Asia Vietnam,serving with the ' RED HORSE SQUADRON. Mr. Petit,I am very proud of all the men that foug...(trimmed)
Joe Petit2004-05-18Really proud of what my dad (Butch Petit)and the guys he was with did in the name of freedom for me and generations to follow. I have met many of them on several occasions and have nevr encountered such a loyal and great group of guys. good luck with the site. it looks great.
TED RICE2004-05-14I am privilidged to to have served with one of the finest combat units ever fielded. The men of 66, without a doubt set a standard for follow on replacements. The class of "66" always took care of their brothers and still do today. My hat is off to all of you and I salute you all You men all are my hero's! I have always stood in awe of the bravery of all of you.
Jose O. Garza2004-05-14Great work Butch and friends. I'm very proud I have served with all of you guys and ours solders and heros of the 1/5 (mech)25th Infantry Div. Whom we all fought together from the "Jungles" to "Gardens of the Nams". Thank God and God bless America.
George Hoey Morris2004-05-14Served as advisor to South Vietnamese Infantry 1696-67. Congratulations on the EXCELLENT photo album.
HAROLD A SULLIVAN2004-05-12ROBERT MCGARRY IF YOU ARE OUT THERE CONTACT ME OR ANYONE OUT THERE FRON THE 2 PLT
Hazel Willis2004-05-10This is an awesome site. You guys deserve the utmost respect and honor for the great sacrifices you all made in Viet Nam. My brother, Sgt. Dan R. Shearin was there with you guys and sacrificed his life for the love of his country and his fellow comrades. I am looking forward to meeting some of you at the reunion to just say "welcome home" and "thank you." Keep up the good work with this site. It i...(trimmed)
Pappy2004-05-08Sure, you pissed them off , then the 11th ACR had to deal with them. Thanks, I think ! Proud to know all you MoFo's... Our fight continues.
Michael Courtney2004-05-05It was a honor to have served with such fine men. We grew up in hurry, didn't we.
Bob Whaley2004-05-03An awesome begining! A lot of work on a site dedicated to recognition of the accomplishments of the survivors of that first year who took and held Cu Chi, and the awful sacrifice of the brothers we lost. They must not be forgotten. And a site to help those who still suffer in mind and body.
Otis J. Brooks, Ret USA2004-04-30Way to go Butch, great work. Oh by the way, not bad for a guy that was not in Charlie Company.
Joe Doc Franklin2004-04-29Butch, Way to go. You always come through just as you did in 1966. We be Brothers til we die and go to GRUNT Heaven. Love you Bro, Welcome home. Doc
Harold a SULLIVAN2004-04-29I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION OR WERE ABOUT ON ROBERT McGARRY HE WAS MY TRACK DRIVER IN 1966 ROBERT IF YOU OUT THERE CONTACT ME IT HAS BEEN 30 years PSG HA SULLIVAN
JP2004-04-28Great job Butch.Couldn't have done better myself.Couldn't have done it!LOL Counting down the days to the reunion,Looking forward to seein;' ya. God bless all, Jim Pflughoeft Rogue River,Oregon.
BOB "TAMBO" TAMBURRI2004-04-28Never so few have given so much for so many in the Vietnam War to defend OUR honor and the lives of our comrades. Never a unit such as this has gone so unsung in the analogs of Vietnam. It is amazing how little John Q. Public knows of this unit and its record of 1966. The 1st 5th "Mech" and all of the men who served in those first days now have a place in history that is finally public and hopeful...(trimmed)
2004-04-28BUTCH I KNOW YOU HAD IT IN YOU GREAT JOB I THINK YOU ARE A TRUE FRIEND AND BROTHER SEE YOU SOON BUT YOU CANT KICK MY ASS
Jim Quigley2004-04-27Great Job Butch.. All my Heroe's wear Soldiers Medials.
Mike Castle2004-04-27Great work Butch! I am so proud to know each of you.