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Albert Hernandez said:   November 15, 2014 2:07 pm PST
Clarence E. Lomax I was with HHC commo sec 2nd batt. 39th. Inf. Dec.67-Dec68 I reported to Bearcat in Dec. 67 you were the specialist I reported to for my assignments. some other names I remember from the commo shop Rob Magnana,Branch,Rassmussen,Jack Fithian from Co.C,Lt.Schnaap. God Bless All. Welcome Home.

John Hamilton said:   November 13, 2014 1:06 pm PST
My WW I helmet has the name M.E. Dickey Shreveport, LA on the strap. The last 3 letters of the last name are a good guess. Many from LA were in the 39th. Can he be identified? Thanks.

Randy Pratt said:   November 12, 2014 12:55 pm PST
Basic at Ft Riley with 2/39 1966, Medic with HHC 3/39 1967, mostly with 2nd Plt C Co.

Bruce W. Butler said:   November 10, 2014 5:13 pm PST
C/4/39, November 67- June 68. June 68 - July 69 reliable academy dong tam.

John LeBorgne said:   November 8, 2014 3:01 pm PST
Cal was at Fort Riley and Bear Cat the same time as I ,the only differences were that I was in Co A 3rd Btn, 39th Infantry and I shipped over on the HMS Rose troop ship arriving in Vietnam Jan 1, 1967. We weren't in Bear Cat very long and we were sent to Rach Kien early on. Co A lost its Company Commander and at least nine others in early March 1967 while manning an outpost along the main road to Rach Kien. After that, it's my understanding that the outpost was abandoned shortly afterward. In early April 1967, we were helicoptered on a mission to check out an alledged booby trap factory. While advancing on the location, I tripped a booby trap and was medivaced out with others in my unit who were also wounded by booby traps. I was sent ultimately sent t o Japan and then Valley Forge Hospital in PA. To this day I have I have only met one guy from my unit and another from a LLRP unit who I had known. If anyone knows someone who served with Co A 3rd 39th Inf from Jan 1, 1967-Dec 1968, I would appreciate hearing from you. I lost the Yearbook that we were given at Fort Riley so I don't have much to work with. The names of the personnel injured with me on April 18, 1967 are listed below: Robert E Moore SSG E6 James J Aldrich SSG E6 James A Swearingen SGT E5 Frank B. Domenick PFC E3 Albert L Oliver SFC E7 Michael R Martinoni PFC E3

Bill Lester said:   October 28, 2014 6:05 pm PST
My Uncle served in Company B, 3rd Bn, 39th Inf. Staff Sgt John P Wheeler and was in Vietnam 68-69. I'd love to hear from anyone here who served with him. You can contact me at Thank you and Welcome Home.

Donald E. Williams said:   October 28, 2014 1:00 pm PST
Im looking for a friend of mine from the 1st 39th we were in A Co. his name is Willy Brown. I was there for the move from worms to Baumholder.I have been looking for him now for about 30 years. If anybody out there can help me find him my E-Mail is My name is Don Williams I went to the !st 39Th. in Nov 1966 Just before the move to Baumholder. In Jan 1967 I went to the 8Th. Div. AMU and stayed there till discharged. I believe he was from the south east U.S. I appreciate all the help I can get.

Dennis Happel said:   October 14, 2014 10:09 pm PST
I served in Baumholder, Germany 1968-1971. HHC 1st BN 39th INF recon platoon. I would like to reconnect with others that I served with.

Dave Hanna said:   September 24, 2014 11:08 am PST
Looking for anyone who can help me with the first name of these guys from my unit. I was in C Company 2/39th Inf. from Jan. to Dec 1967. The guys last names are Sharp--Marks--VanNatta--and Conners (Short red headed guy). Thanks for your help. Dave Hanna

Dave Hanna said:   September 24, 2014 11:02 am PST
Attention Newton Deavenport...I was with C Company 2/39th...Do you remember the first name of the Company Clerk in C Company 2/39th infantry? Thanks for your help.Dave Hanna

Tom Brown said:   September 19, 2014 2:49 pm PST
I served CoA 3/39 from Aug 66to Dec 67. I was a platoon Sgt.

Nancy Boutwell said:   September 7, 2014 9:53 am PST
My husband served with Company B 4th Battalion 39th Infantry of the 9th Infantry. His name was Earle Boutwell. He was a staff SG. and was called Sarge. He was in Nam from Oct 67 to Nov 68, serving time with the Mobile Riverine Force. I have lots of pictures I would like to share.

Newton Deavenport said:   August 19, 2014 10:31 am PST
Trained and went to Vietnam with HHC 2/39 as PLL clerk in the motor pool. Left in Dec. 1967.

Jessica Mottley said:   August 7, 2014 6:52 pm PST
I'm looking for any survivors of Vietnam Echo company 3-39th 9th Infantry. My dad Terry Perkins was in that company and is looking to reconnect. If anyone can help with any information on how to do a better search, any info would be greatly appreciated. My dad is my hero and my rock, this would mean so much to him. Thank you!

Gary Johnston said:   August 6, 2014 9:36 pm PST
B co 3thd platoon 2/39 April 68-April 69. I new Eduardo Flores, sgt Dement LT Moor and Cpt Johnson B co. Commander.

Daniel Driscoll said:   July 27, 2014 10:51 am PST
My father was a rifleman/runner and he served with Company A 1st Bn, 39th infantry Regt. in North Africa, Sicily and Europe. I served with the 25th Avn Bn, 25th ID at Cu Chi and I remember flying down to Bearcat several times in late 69 and early 1970. Welcome Home.

Bruce W. Felter said:   July 23, 2014 6:42 am PST
I was with E co. 2nd 39th and then went to CRIP in Long Thanh. Oct.67 to July 68. It was the worst and the best times of my life.

Pauline Graham said:   July 21, 2014 10:03 am PST
I would like to connect with anyone who may have known or served in Vietnam with my Uncle Steve (Stephan) Hardy, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry.

Jose L. Balderrama said:   July 16, 2014 6:13 am PST
Took basic at Ft. Dix NJ in August 1987. C 2/39 Inf. I'd like to reconnect with anyone who served in the same basic training unit. Charlie Cobras!

David Elledge said:   July 13, 2014 6:13 pm PST
From Iowa. Basic and AIT 11B at Polk, 68. Co. A, 2nd Bn. 39th Inf. 9th Inf. Div. 2nd Plt. 1st Squad. Firebase Schroeder.

sam mclelland said:   July 11, 2014 10:32 am PST
medic with c 4/39 and hhc co.also at dong tam 68-69.

Terry Dodge said:   July 2, 2014 9:50 am PST
Was in. B. CO 2/39th. Dec 67 - Aug 68. I was a cook.

james h. moulder said:   July 1, 2014 5:26 pm PST
bn maint tech nov 1967-nov 68 4th 39th inf

John Morris said:   June 30, 2014 4:37 pm PST
In memory of my cousin, Harry Michael Trammell, Sgt, Co B, 3/39 who was KIA in Binh Tuong Province, Vietnam, May 22, 1969. If anyone knew him, contact me: My name is John Morris.

Kristine (Kirk) Wheeler said:   June 24, 2014 1:53 pm PST
I am doing research for my Dad, Kenneth P. Kirk. He was in Vietnam Feb. 69-Aug. 69 .D 2/39 Firebase Schroeder. He was point man and was hit by a grenade during the last patrol for the unit in Aug. 69. Bobby Carara was hurt also. Stories, photos and any other information are welcome. My Dad is curious about his fellow soldiers. Thank You

Kevin McGann medic e co, recon 1967 said:   June 15, 2014 3:50 pm PST
Hey Thornton. Good to see you are still about. Last I saw you was at FSH...i think. Lotsa beer over the dam since then.

Kevin "doc" McGann said:   June 10, 2014 7:21 pm PST
A thought for Sgt. Hecht. it's personal, so I won't bore everyone else. Suffice to say, I remember the day we had the "chat". A major regret for me. Doc.

JOSE M PEREZ said:   June 2, 2014 10:48 am PST
My Nick Name While In Vietnam Was PR. I served With The 9th. Inf. Div. * B Co, 3rd Bn./39th Inf. * From 1967 -1968 *-* Bearcat, Rach Kien, Can Giuoc, Nha Be, Dong Tam and various firebases. *-* I Was Wounded On Sep. 01, 1967 And On March 03, 1968. On March - 1968 I Was Ship To Camp Zama Japan Hosp. GOD BLESS YOU ALL BROTHERS. ****We Were Soldiers***

Michael Hecht said:   May 29, 2014 1:43 pm PST
I went over on the Maurice Rose and was a squad leader in the Recon Platoon 3/39 Welcome home all

Bruce Dobson said:   May 28, 2014 1:08 pm PST
Does anyone remember Donald Crabaugh a radio operator, in 68/69. Company c, 4th Battalion, 39th infantry of the 9th infantry Div. His daughter is on FB looking for anyone that knew him. She was 6 when he died.

Larry Claypool said:   May 26, 2014 8:14 pm PST
Cal, it was a great privilege to serve with you. You will be truly missed by many of your brothers, family and friends. Rest In Peace

tim mcclelland/ chowhound said:   May 26, 2014 5:19 pm PST
Trying to get in touch with anyone who served Oct67- Oct. 68, 4/39 bravo company, 2nd squad. Looking for "Mac" - bearcat. Dogtam

Sgt William Mosley said:   May 25, 2014 4:07 am PST
Served in 76-78 in CSC 2/39. I also played football on the post team.

BG (ret) Trent Thomas said:   May 12, 2014 3:28 pm PST
Commanded "Alert" Company, 4/39 Infantry for Hackworth April-July 1969. based in "Tombstone Territory" just outside Firebase Danger. Great guys! You were the best..

Eric Murphy said:   May 11, 2014 2:04 pm PST
Anybody serve with Paul Scoles in C 2/39? He passed away on 05/09/14 and I'm looking for anyone that knew him. Thanks

marvin zookeeper Austin said:   May 7, 2014 5:49 pm PST
Served in charlie company 3/39th in reach kien 1967-68 and was try to the c.r.i.p. platoon in tan an at third brigade returned to reach kien and third platoon in early February and participated in battle February 18, 1968 when john novels from brazos,Texas was killed tex and all of my brothers in arms will never be forgotten I,think about you everyday may god forever shine his favor on you never met cal Meyer in person spoke to him on several occasions may he rest in peace and this site is a fitting tribute.

marvin zookeeper Austin said:   May 7, 2014 5:29 pm PST
Served in charlie company 3/39th in reach kien 1967-68 and was try to the c.r.i.p. platoon in tan an at third brigade

Jack Gillespie said:   May 7, 2014 5:07 pm PST
We are trying to locate Bob Cornwell. Bob lived in Arlington, Virginia back in the 60's. Do not know where he is now. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. No reward, but greatly appreciated.

Catherine Goings said:   May 7, 2014 12:39 pm PST
Am looking for William G. Bilbrey or anyone who served with my brother Bruce M Johnson, killed Dec 24, 1968 Dinh Tuong He was B co 3rd BN 39th Inf. There is a picture posted on a Vietnam Vet site but I can't make out Bruce. I think his LT was a David Hadley but not sure. Thank you all who served.

Larry Thomas Wright said:   May 3, 2014 12:58 pm PST
4/39th infantry 9th division 66-67 Head platoon sergeant Harry S Holmes

Margy Meyer Davis said:   May 1, 2014 3:51 pm PST
Cal Meyer's obituary has been placed on the last tab "Cal's Service". Thank you for everyone who has sent messages thus far to his sister, Holly, to be either read or placed in his memorial book.

Pat Doogan said:   April 29, 2014 10:33 am PST
Looking for info on the death of 2LT Billy Wayne Flynn C.Co. 3/39th who died at Bien Hoa 1/23/67. I am doing a memorial article for his West Point Class (1966). He was the first of our class to die in RVN. He was in the advance party and died shortly after joining his unit when it arrived in country.

William Crummy, Jr. said:   April 28, 2014 2:02 pm PST
William Crummy, Jr. is looking for anyone who served in Company E, 4/39, 9th division (Bearcat) 1967-68.

Joe Davis said:   April 19, 2014 5:00 am PST
Bravo 2/39th Sept. 68 - July 69. Was Battalion Bravo six Oscar from January - April and moved to S2 May-July. Was part of the second wave of troop reduction in July 69. Welcome home!

John Miller said:   April 17, 2014 9:27 am PST
Looking for all my brothers from Delta Co. 2/39. Oct 68 / Aug 69

Russell Torres said:   April 12, 2014 10:27 am PST
I was there from March 1967-March 1968 with Co E 3/39th inf 4 duece morter platoon. Great website.

Richard Rickis said:   March 27, 2014 3:46 pm PST
I was with the 3rd Platoon, B Co. 2/39th Inf. Got rotated from the 2/47th Inf in Aug 1967 until Dec 1967. Looking for Sgt. Ortiz and Dennis Litten. Dennis and I wounded on Dec. 9th operation. Cape Coral Fl

Richard Rickis said:   March 27, 2014 3:31 pm PST
I was with the 3rd Platoon, B Co. 2/39th Inf. Got rotated from the 2/47th Inf in Aug 1967 until Dec 1967. Looking for Sgt. Ortiz and Dennis Litten. Dennis and I wounded on Dec. 9th operation.

James Caddel said:   March 25, 2014 6:00 am PST
Co C 3rd 39th Sgt. Sqd. leader 3rd platoon FSB Moore Feb. 69-Aug 69 from there to Hawaii. I've heard from Dave Herring and Ken Frey. Anyone else out there. I live In southwest Okla.

Greg smith said:   March 23, 2014 8:27 pm PST
Welcome home boys! I was LT for 2nd platoon 2/39th man 1969 to when we got out to Hawaii. Looking for any body who was there in 2nd platoon. Chuck Brunke was my RTO and did a heroic job. Lookin' for Riley, SGT Pond and any others. Be well.

Pamela said:   March 23, 2014 7:17 pm PST
I have recently come across something very chilling. I work at an antique store in Huntsville, AL. We had a man come in our store with a German Nazi Flag. The flag was signed by the 39th. He was told that it was a flag from a city in Germany that was captured by the regiment. It looks authentic. Knowing the regiments history I am wondering if it could possibly be the flag from Roetgen. How can I find the men and ASN that were in this regiment. The flag contains signatures and ASN numbers. HELP. Pamela

Dave Hanna said:   March 22, 2014 2:21 pm PST
Does anyone remember what happened to Capt. James Walker after he left our unit? Also does anyone have any contact with our old Company clerk "Marks"?

Larry Claypool said:   March 21, 2014 4:58 pm PST
RIP, brother. An honor to know and serve with the best.

Buster Mitchell said:   March 21, 2014 4:03 pm PST
Just like you have a great job with all that you have done, Think I can speak for all, that what you have done was a job well done.There are no words that I can find to say just how much you and all the Brothers will be greatly missed . Thank to all who may have helped in many different ways.It was a VERY GOOD REUNION ,Thank you all Mitch

Michael Thornton said:   March 21, 2014 7:46 am PST
I still remember April 26, 1967 the day you were shot in the shoulder and we lost SSG Ronald Page, SP4 Jerry Bagley, PFC R.T. Brown and PFC Lynn Bierma and 6 others were wounded. That day will always be in my heart. It was an Honor to serve with you and all the guys in Slyfox platoon. Doc. Michael Thornton

Jack Gillespie said:   March 21, 2014 5:50 am PST
Rest in Peace Cal. It was an honor to serve with you. This website brought back many great memories. Fischer was one of the guys not identified in the Fort Riley pics. The reunions were great, good job!

Woody Schumacher said:   March 20, 2014 6:38 am PST
Dave,sorry bout that.My e-mail is my memory serves me right ,you were in the 1st Plt,Correct? Also wanted to state that I had the honor of carring the colors For the 2/39th ashore ,along with LTC Miles.

Dave Hanna said:   March 20, 2014 4:40 am PST
Woody Schumacher--I need you to post your e-mail address so I can send you the list I have of C Company 2/39th Infantry 1966-1967

Bill Belden said:   March 19, 2014 4:31 pm PST
E Co 2/39 May 69 to Aug 69 then to the 6/31

Woody Schumacher said:   March 17, 2014 7:14 am PST
Served with 1st plt.C,Co. 2/39th. From March 66 to Apr.67.Would like Dave Hanna to send me his E-Mail address,so I can see his list of personal.Maybe I can come up with some more names

Michael Art said:   March 16, 2014 6:36 pm PST

Loyd Rich said:   March 13, 2014 9:56 am PST
I served with Co E 3i39 fron april 67 to Tet 68. Spent entire time in Rach Kien. wounded during tet and sent to Camp Zama Japan

roy shipler said:   March 12, 2014 5:15 pm PST
Hello to all who served in viet nam and welcome home. Served in echo co. 2nd bn 39 inf from 68 to 69. Just found out that we lost another one of our members of theDirty two dozen. Gary bidgood passed away on march 5th of this year. So sorry to hear of the loss.

Richard Dement said:   March 11, 2014 10:11 pm PST
Wow! What a great website. Reading these messages brings back good and bad memories related to Bearcat, Rach Kien, Dong Tam and Firebase Schroeder. Also, I have fond memories of people mentioned in some of the messages such as Randy Pond, Lt Sprinkles and Lt. Bogner. I was a member of the 9th Div, 2nd/39th, Bravo Company during 1968-1969. Dave Johnson and anyone who served with me can email me at As stated in one of the messages, "it was a hell of a year".

Doc Biles said:   March 10, 2014 11:47 am PST
some nice pics of our past.

David Showacre said:   March 8, 2014 9:33 am PST
Thank you all for your service. My Dad was a WWII vet. Born in '59 I was too young for VN. I have always been a big supporter of our troops. I'm including a link to some fantastic photos taken during '68 by SP4 Dennis Moore, photographer & artist with 9th ID CAT. Ephemera, art and hundreds of photos he found in a trunk in his basement. Mostly Alpha & Charlie Co with many never seen pics of LTC Schroeder, (then) CPTs Charles Hardin & Jesse Johnson.

Margy Meyer Davis said:   March 5, 2014 3:53 pm PST
There will be a memorial service for Cal Meyer (C.Co. 2/39th,66-67,“Slyfox Platoon”). Information regarding the service and how to send a note, if desired, has been posted on the "EVENTS & REUNIONS" portion of the this website. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Sp4 William (Bill) Butler said:   February 26, 2014 1:48 pm PST
From Fort Riley, KS to Bearcat base camp Vietnam Dec. 1966.- Nov. 1967 Member B company 4th/39th Infantry 9th Infantry Division Author ..... My Silent Hurt Is Over The Vietnam experience.... Live in Humble, TX member Hearts Veterans Museum of Texas, Huntsville, TX Member Veterans Affairs Advisory Board City of Huntsville, TX

Ron Stafford said:   February 24, 2014 12:34 pm PST
Rest in peace, Cal. You will be missed. Ron Stafford -- Company C. 2/39th, '66-'67, member of the original Slyfox Platoon

Chuck Brunke said:   February 22, 2014 2:55 pm PST
Things and name's are getting pretty fuzzy in my old age, but I think I was Lt. Smith's RTO in 2nd plt. B Co. 2/39th in 1969. FB Schroeder and Dong Tam were our rest stops. Chuck Brunke

John Simons said:   February 21, 2014 11:00 am PST
Served with C company 2/39 1st brigade from Ft Riley, March 1966 through April 1967. I transferred to B company 2/39, as a cook where I again met up with Sargent Floyd English who was transferred to there as B company First Sargent. Some time in the summer of 1967 I received a medical transfer to 9th Div. HQ where I stayed the rest of my tour. I became acquainted with Cal Meyer about 10 years ago as a result of becoming acquainted with the sister of Clark Walker, KIA January 24, 1967. From that point in time, I always thought how lucky Cal was to live in the great wide open spaces of Bozeman, Montana Where he did some hunting and fishing near where he lived. Cal was an outstanding soldier who received the respect of everyone who knew him.

Marc Hamilton said:   February 20, 2014 7:03 pm PST
Cal it was a great privilege to serve with you and have you as a friend for so many years. You will be truly missed by many of your brothers, family and friends. Rest In Peace

RAY DAVIS said:   February 20, 2014 6:33 pm PST
Cal and spent many nights in the foxhole and other places. I really felt for him when he was shot in the shoulder. He had worked hard to develop his build. He was a true soldier. His efforts for all things 2/39 will be remembered for many years. Rest in peace my brother.

John LeBorgne said:   February 20, 2014 10:50 am PST
Cal, Although I don't believe we new each other, I served with 3rd 39th 66-67. Rest in Peace.

Richard Hwran said:   February 20, 2014 5:46 am PST
Goodby Cal and thanks for the friendship. Rest in Peace.

Dave Hanna said:   February 19, 2014 5:57 pm PST
I am so very sorry to hear that Cal has passed away. He was the glue that held our group together. All the wonderful things he did for us was out of the greatness of his heart. I will truly miss this GREAT BROTHER. May he rest in peace. C Company 2/39th Infantry forever!!! Dave Hanna

Margy Meyer Davis said:   February 19, 2014 1:34 pm PST
As many of you know, Cal Meyer (C.Co. 2/39th,66-67,“Slyfox Platoon”) created this site for his comrades. I (Cal's cousin and good friend) was grateful and honored to be the labor behind his vision for this site. I am very sorry to report to all his friends and comrades, that Cal went to Heaven yesterday evening. He will be greatly missed.

Frank Lewanovich said:   February 2, 2014 7:44 am PST
Served w/E Co 2/39th Sept 67-Jan 68 Bearcat. w/A Co 4/47th May 66- Jun 67 Fort Riley, Bearcat,Dong Tam w/E Co 4/47th Jun67- Aug67 DongTam Great guys in all! A Co 4/47th had a reunion Sept 2013 Las Vegas. Super seeing the brothers!

Dave Johnson said:   January 18, 2014 6:01 pm PST
Served as CO of Bco 2/39th in Nov and Dec 1968. Medevacd in Jan 1969. Would like to contact Randy Pond and Richard Dement as well as Lt Bogner and Lt Sprinkles Hope to make the next reunion Thanks

Dave Hanna said:   January 9, 2014 7:16 am PST
I have put together the best I can, a list of the brothers of C Company 2/39th Infantry that were the first arrivals to Camp Bearcat in 1967. If you woud like a copy--please let me know. Dave Hanna

Michael Art said:   January 6, 2014 4:38 pm PST
I was in A co, 4th/39th. About July1,68 to July1, 69. I think I remember Julio Martinez above with the M-60. I may have a picture of him. Some names I remember,, Hager, Aiken, Lopez, Sanchez, Smiley, Doc Byrnes, Hornfeck, Hackworth, Driscoll, Donahue, Stanley, Vincente, West, Risley, Knocky, Schell, Tilstra. Welcome home brothers!

Charles Higgins said:   January 2, 2014 1:11 pm PST
Never see guys from hq co 2/39 com section anywhere,names like mickey,jacosh,edwards,bussy,corbet,the bear,all the others i can't remember. Wonder where they are,the whole year of 66. I left 9th in march of 67 to 4th id

scott said:   January 2, 2014 10:22 am PST
looking for anyone that went through ft dix from july-november 1951

Jimmy Branon said:   December 12, 2013 9:08 pm PST
I was a member of the 9th Infantry 2nd/39th Bravo Company at Bearcat. I was at Bearcat form Dec. 1966 to Dec. 1967. Served with Lon Coon, Lee Pelham, Bill Headlye, John Taylor, Sanford gates Mallow, Valentine and many others. Just looking to touch base with any of you I may have served with. e-mail

Vic Mertz said:   December 4, 2013 11:07 am PST
served B co. 2 battl. 39inf. from Dec. 66 to Dec. 67 Bear Cat.

Alejandro Flores said:   December 3, 2013 6:32 pm PST
Hello, my name is Eduardo FLores. Iwas also in >Vietnam in 68-69. Iwas a part of bravo company >2/39th. I was in firebase Schoeder by highway 4 and >delta company was with us there. Do you know a guy >named longoria from McAllen, TX. Did you know Rey >Gonzalez from Gonzalez, TX. Gonzalez was killed in a >firefight on Jan. 6, 1969 attacking a machine gun >position. Also, do you remember a Lt. Moore. I was >just asking if you remember that. If you would like >to know more about this, please respond to my email. >This is my sons email. I will get the message. Were >you one of the men to get orders to leave Vietnam in >July 8, 1969?

Alejandro Flores said:   December 3, 2013 6:12 pm PST
My father was with the 9th infantry. 2/39th B company. He served from 67-69. Does anyone know him. His name is Eduardo Flores. Looking for David Arie.

Jack Gillespie said:   November 22, 2013 3:27 pm PST
The August 2014 Reunion will be epic!

Joseph Deane III said:   November 10, 2013 12:09 pm PST
My Father Joseph Deane Jr. served 2nd/39th 9th infantry B Company from Jan 67 BearCat Long Thanh

Jim Damme said:   November 5, 2013 10:19 pm PST
Forgot how to spell my name..... Correct email is

Jim Damme said:   November 5, 2013 10:15 pm PST
Served with A Company 3rd/39 inf - 2nd platoon Nov 68 - Aug 69. Would love to locate others for a reunion. Have located Dennis Calahan,Rich Olsen, David Black, Santigo Vasquez and Steve Foster. Contact

Clarence E Lomax said:   November 2, 2013 5:56 pm PST
HHC.Commo section 2nd Bn.39th Infantry 1967/1968. . Hey shoot me a line if my name seems farmiliar.

Jim Bonshock said:   October 30, 2013 3:34 am PST
Co. C, 4/39, 1969

Orlando Gallardo said:   October 19, 2013 4:17 am PST
Served from Oct 67 to August 68. Bearcat, Dong Tam, Nah Beh, Bihn Son, Tay Nihn, Rung Sat, Widows village, etc....B Co. 4/39th.....2nd Plt.

kevin boehm said:   October 18, 2013 7:55 am PST
trained at ft. riley went over on general maurice rose. bear cat- rach kien- ben luc dec. 11 67 to dec. 4 67.

Greg m. Smith said:   October 15, 2013 12:29 pm PST
Served as platoon leader 1st Lt. 2nd platoon B. Co 2/39th 9th ID January 1969 to August 1969. Thanks to all that were 'point of the spear' with me. Looking for anyone who served with me in 2nd platoon. I need to circle around Email me at

Gary Ferguson said:   September 30, 2013 1:47 pm PST
3/39, HQ S1, Jan 67 - Sep 67, Rach Kien

Dennis Tressel said:   September 10, 2013 3:03 pm PST
Found an aluminum tag with MECH. Co E 39th Infantry Sherman R Turner Any information????

fred keesey said:   August 8, 2013 7:56 am PST
does anyone remember pvt.gustav johannsen

SFC William Swartz, Jr said:   August 5, 2013 4:09 pm PST
Am looking for anyone that may have served with SGT William R. Guenther, HHC, 3/39 IN who was KIA Sept 6, 1968. I am trying to help his daughter locate any pictures that anyone may have of him in uniform, she was less than a year old when he was KIA and she has no pictures of him in uniform. Anyone that may have known or served with him and can assist I would be greatful. You may contact me at Thank you for your service to our country and for what you did in the Nam, you paved the way for myself and others to continue what you did thru our own service. SFC W.H.Swartz, Jr H/2-16 CAV

dick gunder said:   July 28, 2013 5:05 pm PST
it just don't A co 4th bn 39th inf 9th div 1967

Conchita Umanzor said:   June 6, 2013 1:36 pm PST
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William Sherlin said:   June 3, 2013 4:32 pm PST
I went over in oct 68, on the first plane to hawii, Started out with Daggar ended in cbt spt co gunner 81mm mortars.

Clifford (Bud) Parks said:   May 9, 2013 8:42 am PST
B Co. 4/39 Aug. 67 thru April 68 Was with 2nd platoon. Haven`t made contact with anyone i served with. Wish i could make reunion. Like to say welcome home to all my brothers

ROGER ACTON said:   May 6, 2013 9:08 am PST

Bob Kirby said:   April 2, 2013 8:37 pm PST
2nd /39th Infantry Echo Company Romeo Platoon. 12 / 02 / 67 12 /03 / 68 I served with a bunch of good troops. Great site Cal

Randy K Spane said:   March 22, 2013 11:46 am PST
My father was WWII veteran serving as an infantryman with Co. C 39th Inf. Reg. 9th Inf. Div. I am interested in learning more about history of his unit. Can anyone supply me with reliable sources or books to read on his units' history?

arthur j fryer said:   January 31, 2013 7:40 pm PST
Iunderstand this is for the 39th of the 9th infantry division but I was in the 1st bn bravo company 1st of the 39th infantry 8th ID baumholder germany from 1977-1980. I understand that the unit I was in has nothing to do with yours but was wondering besides the 39th infantry blog is there another place for 39th infantry members.

ronald s. mercurio said:   January 28, 2013 5:01 pm PST
served with 4/39 in Oct.68 in firebase in Dong Tam then to Firebase Danger --later a sniper---69'-- in country----was with Co. D 4th platoon and later made Co. E----then in snipers---until end of tour----I was one on the first snipers to do areial assault---I do not reconize any names on your guest list---get back to me if anyone reconizes my name---thank you--

julio martinez said:   September 29, 2012 8:51 pm PST
served A Co 4th 39inf. 9th inf. 4th plat. m-60 gunner.Bearcat Academy bearcat- Bing Son rubber planation. then to Nha-Bey and Cholon and all over down to Dong-tam Arrived in Nam Nov-1967 left Oct1968

Dave Hanna said:   August 15, 2012 12:38 pm PST
Wow what a great time had by all at the reunion. Well put together. Many thanks to Cal for all his hard work. The results were ever present in the smiles and good time we all had. Thanks again Cal!

Mike Canney said:   August 7, 2012 9:56 pm PST
Thanks for all the effort you put into this, Cal. I had a great time and am looking forward to be able to have the next reunion.

Les Wilmes said:   August 4, 2012 10:49 am PST
c co.2nd/39th. great seeing everybody again. Hope we can do it again real soon.

Fred Benson said:   June 24, 2012 5:18 am PST
Thanks Cal for all your hard work, looking forward to seeing you at the reunion!

John Dippold said:   June 6, 2012 5:00 am PST
served in C Co. 2/39 from Sept.1968 to July 1969. I went from Bearcat to Rach Kien, to Firebase Dirk(Firebase Shroder) to Dong Tam and back home to the great USA. I have stayed in North America ever since and doubt that I will ever leave.

Don Hanam said:   June 1, 2012 6:42 am PST
Served with B company 4th battalion 39 th during 1968. Will remember my brothers always! Great work on this site.

Bob Van Voorhis said:   May 3, 2012 10:15 pm PST
4th Platoon, A Company, 2/39 - 2 Nov 67 to 28 Oct 68. Nice work Cal.

Monte F. Marten said:   May 2, 2012 12:36 pm PST
B co. 2/39th 2nd Platoon- April 68 to April 69 Dong Tam, Lambert , Rach Kien, An-U-Tan, Dirk. (Schroder) That was one hell of a year. Welcome home and peace to every one of you. "First Recondo Forever"

Jack L Gillespie said:   May 2, 2012 8:11 am PST
1st squad, Charlie Company. It was an honor to serve with you guys. Living the "high" life in Broomfield, Colorado. Hope to see you at the reunion. Jack

Jim Haines said:   April 22, 2012 10:08 am PST
Served B CO 4/39th at Riley and Vietnam. Also served in A CO 4/47th from Oct 67 until Dec 67

Pete Celentano said:   April 18, 2012 2:14 pm PST
Served from Ft Riley to Bearcat via the US Patch. Yes, I was the first one to heave while the ship moved only 50 '. It was a pleasure & an honor to serve with my Bros. Welcome home Guys!

Robert E Williams Jr said:   April 18, 2012 11:19 am PST
I had the unique fortune to serve with every Inf Battalion in Rack Kien, 2/39th, 3/39th and 5/60th in the Forward observer parties, thru 5-68-6-69 but my beloved 2/39th was far the best and had great guys to serve with in combat. ii JUST want to say is that I miss you guys and thought the world of each and everyone of you

Clarence Vattter said:   April 13, 2012 8:52 am PST
Fort Riley Ks to Bearcat on the A.M. Patch arriving 12/66. Was assigned to Co A. I am really looking forward to this reunion and see who is there that I may know.

William Golden said:   April 11, 2012 3:18 pm PST
Welcome home to all my brothers. Remember: we did what we were asked to do and more. Be proud. Former SSGT., Charlie Co., 2/39th, 9ID From Mar.'68 to Aug.'68

LTC (Ret) Daniel Peck said:   April 11, 2012 7:37 am PST
Good looking website. I was an Infantry Platoon and Recon Platoon Leader with 2/39th Infantry in Vietnam in 1967. Also was a Ft. Riley for the train and retain of the 1st Brigade. Went over on the USNS Patch. Thanks for your efforts.

LTG Patrick M. Hughes, USA (Ret) said:   April 11, 2012 7:21 am PST
Cal -- this is another great piece of work. Thank you! I served in the 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, at Fire Support base Danger, in 1969, as a Platoon Leader. Hope to see other 4/39 people on this site.

Randy Zito said:   April 9, 2012 2:54 pm PST
Served Echo Company, 2/39 Sep68-Aug69 with Mike Martin, Ralph Portillo, Phil Pouncil, Mike Parker, Steve Leeper, Wayne Cox, Jan Oliver, Rob Nesbitt, Larry Kersey, Ron Miller, Roy Shipler, Ronnie Hawkins, James Helrigle, John Carlson, Leroy Timmons, Elmer Williams, Joe Hannon, Danny McCready, Royston Greenidge, Wayne Kelly, Don Angelone, Grady Herron, Ralph Tilley and Rob Walker. Good work, Cal. Thanks.

Jeff Smith said:   April 2, 2012 6:43 pm PST
Thanks for the site Cal. Thank You for information of your time over there. As you know my cousin Lynn Beirhma unit was ambushed and he lost his life. Keep up the great work. And again thanks for involving me.

Clyde Freeman said:   March 31, 2012 12:56 pm PST
Delta Co. 3/39, Nov. '68 thru Aug '69. Dong Tam, Ben Tranh, Vinh Kim, FB Moore. D Company 3/39 is having a reunion in Branson MO June 1 - 4, 2012. Contact me for details:

Paul Rosemeyer said:   March 31, 2012 6:31 am PST
Great website Cal! Thank you!

Ron sisco said:   March 29, 2012 10:24 am PST
C co. 2/39th Fort Riley to Bearcat 1966-67 Wounded June 26, 1967

Michael J. Canney said:   March 27, 2012 12:38 am PST
Cal, thanks for the site. C/3/39 Dec '67 to Dec '68 - Bearcat, Rach Kien, Can Giuoc, Nha Be, Dong Tam Hope to see a lot of fellow vets in Indy in August.

ED {Spanky} Brokaw said:   March 26, 2012 6:11 pm PST
Squad leader with Delta Co. 2/39th 68/69, With A Co. at Rach Kein, Then on to Delta. Co. Heip build FB Dirk, got to play in the Plain of Reeds. Great site, welcome home Brothers.

Larry Claypool said:   March 26, 2012 2:21 pm PST
Nice to see this site. I was Fire base Moore 1968-69, C Company, 3/39. Went back to FT Carson then back home to sunny Oklahoma.

James said:   March 26, 2012 3:24 am PST
Great Cal, The basic at Ft Riley picture the guy in front is John Denman, the radio is Jerry Smith and I think the guy to the far left is Keefer. Keep the good work up Cal.

Dzung Bui said:   March 25, 2012 11:25 pm PST
Cal Meyer and Bill Dixon - proud to have the pleasure of knowing both of you. I was born during Operation Cedar Falls and would like to thank you for all you have done for the people of South Vietnam and especially for upholding the spirit of honor and courage to which I fondly think of as America.

ANDY BRIGANTE said:   March 21, 2012 4:00 am PST

Dave Hanna said:   March 20, 2012 9:37 am PST
Cal, You asked to help identify some of the people in the pictures. I think the picture of the person with Gerald Mounce is Sam Phillips.

Carl Hultman said:   March 20, 2012 4:51 am PST
I was platoon leader of Charlie company's 2nd platoon from Oct '68 to Feb '69. I just caught the tail end of Rach Kein before we moved to FSB Dirk, which became FSB Schroeder in Mar '69. Thanks for the nice site Cal. Some good stuff here also:

Wade Green said:   March 19, 2012 10:27 pm PST
Great Job Cal !!! Co C 2nd Bn 39th Inf.

Mike Martin said:   March 19, 2012 10:12 pm PST
E Co, 2nd Bn, 39th Inf Oct. '68 thru Aug '69 Bearcat, Dong Tam, Rach Kein, FB Schroeder. From there we were sent to Hawaii's Schofield Barracks and became part of the 25th Inf Div.

Paul Guyton said:   March 19, 2012 8:04 pm PST

Dave Hanna said:   March 19, 2012 5:45 pm PST
Served with C Company 2nd Battalion. Couldn't have had a better bunch of brothers to serve with. God Bless each and every one of you.

Michael R. Thornton said:   March 19, 2012 5:26 pm PST
2nd Battalion 39th Inf Medic Slyfox platoon served with the best men in Vietnam. Stationed at Bear Cat and then on to Dong Tam.

Charles Higgins said:   March 19, 2012 4:07 pm PST
HHC Commo section 2\39th from beginning of 9th Div to Vietnam. Left 9th in late Mar and went to 4th ID Where is everyone who served with me,just can't find them.

Robert Stamey said:   March 19, 2012 4:04 pm PST
I served with the 2/39th in Fort Lewis, Washington in 1975-1976. I just picked up bits and pieces of the how the unit did in Vietnam. Glad to have this sight to catch up on all of the news of its fighting days. Thanks guys!

Mike Parker said:   March 19, 2012 3:43 pm PST
E Co, 2nd, Bn, 39th Infantry - all of 1968 Bearcat, Dong Tam, Rach Kein and various firebases

Cal Meyer said:   March 17, 2012 6:20 pm PST
Fort Riley To Bearcat On The USNS Patch....C.Co. 2/39th 66-67......2nd/Plt "Slyfox Platoon"....39th Infantry Regiment "Fighting Falcons"

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