Yeah, the Congress of the uS of A were cowards, scared to death of their not getting reelected. A US Foreign Service officer named Joseph Fandino died there, apparently on June 27, 1972. When 1st of the 12th left and we were combined into 1st of the 7th (Task Force Garry Owen) things started to get very confusing. Can’t remember the Co. . The Germans had maintained a presence in Sicily since the earliest days of the war. John T. Hoffman When the Paris “Peace Agreement” was signed in Feb 1973, he, and his officers, told us the NVA would not honor the agreement and would invade again. I think it was 200 p. By the time Ramen became a big thing back in the states I was tired of it but it was so light to carry instead of C rats. He was my cousin who I was told took over security of Bien Hoa air base where I was stationed from Easter 1972 to Jan 1973. I have a back injury where I crashed and burned on a jump but there again there is no record. You might check with your marine buds, because I do remember some Okinawa marine units showing up in November 72. There is still so much about this war that is ‘unknown’ except by the people who were there and lived it. I’m just responding to some of what I’ve seen posted here. Being the last of the 1/7 grunts to leave Bien Hoa, meant being the last grunt from the Garry Owen Brigade to leave. I have had a hell of a time getting even anecdotal evidence from that last year but I believe that’s mainly because in many American minds the war was over by mid – 1972. All WP grads class of 1970. Also note that there were no functioning rail road trains operating in SVN from around 1967 until after the war when reconstruction began. The regiment remained deployed in South Vietnam for the next two and a half years, participating in numerous operations, both large and small. I found one page in the 1972-1973 Command Histories regarding these missions. One of them shows the destruction on HWY 1 as we flew north after departing the main PZ north of Hue near the old R&R station. To my knowledge, no “Blues” platoon was never used on external operations during the time I was in MR 1. spudis it was hot lots of bush SGT. Semper Fidelis! within the next year I completed Basic, Infantry training at North Fort Polk, NCOC school at Benning, OJT at Ft. Carson, went home for an 18 day leave then go to VN. I had spent my bush time in the CP with Ken, and also knew most of Skull platoon. Only a fool would mistake that for cowardice on the battlefield. If you’d like to send me what you have (i.e. Fascinating. What was your MOS and job? on Monday May 17th to go to Ft. Leonard Wood if I passed my my physical on Tuesday the 18 of 71. To all who served in the army, and saved us Air Force guys…thanks and God Bless. Wayne Morgan from Newark, Del. If I recall right, we had just built FSB Bunker Hill II. I was on the security force when we closed down a small firebase i thought was named Mars but not sure if that was the right name. So, I don’t believe that either F Troop, 8th Cavalry nor F Troop, 9th Cavalry were involved in the September 1972 event that you have explained…. During the spring of 1972, the 3d Brigade Forward of the 1st Cavalry Division was in the field, conducting combat ground operations, inserted via helicopter borne combat assaults. He gave a great presentation and was very warmly received. Only hours later, looters ransack the embassy, and North Vietnamese tanks role into Saigon, ending the war. I’d appreciate any info you may have on this, I burned my gloves coming down. In the spring of 1975, 1st Marines provided primary support to the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton for preparation of a camp to house Vietnamese refugees during Operation New Arrivals. Major Hewitt said it’s not unusual because were weren’t really a ‘real’ unit, a quasi-provisional one, but the paperwork does exist, just he has no idea where. LOL If that round were to land even within 20 meters of anything in the NVA armored arsenal it would at the very least stop it, a direct hit anywhere on the vehicle and the thing would have been history. If i can help? I was a 67V2T (OH-58), but was a Scout in F/9 flying OH6A’s. That was the official end of hostilities between the United States and The People’s Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). They were preparing for REFORGER. The comments are, to be charitable, difficult to look up here. I thought, though, that he was taking out an OP relief rather than a water detail. I would look askance at a draft that late into 1971. I was among the last group at the comm center flown out that morning at dawn after demolition of remaining comms equip. These are the same people who spat on us, hated us. The unit had been guarding the U.S. air base at Da Nang. One time (I think I mentioned this earlier) we ran into a bunker complex and we all halted (perhaps the same patrol), He came down the line and passed the word that the lead element was going to recon by fire. It was all very confusing at first, all we knew was that two VNAF pilots got shot down in the Michelin and no one knew where they were. I SSgt Carl R. Lewis was on the last plane to officially leave DaNang on Mar 23. I came into VietNam through Da Nang. I went in country at Saigon/Camp Alpha then to A Co 1/7th. Thanks for the info it is a start. I was a SGT E-5 and was the squad leader for Marines performing guard duty or perimeter watch if you wish at the end of the runway.My squad was made up of Marines that were in Motor T. I still have them. Fred, I was in the same hospital with you in Saigon, late June, early July…was that you putting moves on the nurses? We were the only one’s in the air and so we went…..the rest is history. In 1972 the valiant fight put up by American airmen and others to assist the South Vietnamese in defeating the North Vietnamese’s Easter Offensive was ANYTHING but an act of cowardice! P.s. The commander wasn’t James Witter, it was Tony Witter. When ‘The Second Battle of Quang Tri’ was over, (Sept. 16, 1972 the city was taken back. People remember that and surely some carry a guilt over it. Thanks for correcting me. January 1972: My last month in Vietnam. I transfered to the air base in Saigon on August 1st – the day of the rocket attack on BH. viperman54@gmail.com kenneth snyder, Hi all, I am an Aussie, ex 6th Battalion Royal Australian Reg’t, (infantry) (6RAR/NZ/ANZAC in SVN.) My point here is that throwing money at South Vietnam was not the cure, it was part of the disease. We were sent by Chuck-Chuck to investigate reports of three tanks. I was still on Fire Support Base Melanie until June 26 1972. I didn’t bother turning out the light at the end of the tunnel. Love to chat with anyone who was there. We need absolutely no validation from anyone to prove his service or mine. Major Dantzler was an odd duck according to his troops. After that we went back to Bien Hoa. It doesn’t matter whether you are inserting US Troops or ARVN Troops, the action is the same. You seem to know nothing about logical debate and staying within the boundaries you set on the issues. We gave the correct answer, ie 1972. So you may not consider it a combat mission but when people start shooting at you what would you label as? S & S Bn at Camp Horn Danang It was indeed a very busy time. The heat was so intense from the burning fuel that the magnesium alloy of the chopper ignited and increased the temperature, melting parts of weapons and the chopper itself. You are really are trying to compensate aren’t you? just before the last of us pulled out in nov.,the 1st sgt. I left August 21. He assigned me as the Blues Platoon Leader, I suppose because I was Ranger qualified….not common for a pilot in those days. I have known of several fake NamVets including one who claimed to have gone on a “reforgery” to Vietnam. F Troop, 8th Cav was there in Quang Tri, the day the Easter Offensive started. Welcome Home Brother! I have no idea what trains were anywhere that we would have attacked. Pgs chickens babies women , you name it , it was in the belly of that hot as hell/cold as hell shaking piece of an airplane, that am sure it should have been in the airplane boneyard in Arizona .landing in da nang late in the day, everybody I need to see was at the officers club or house of illreput. When it was clear later on the war was unwinable, we bailed. This was demonstrated over and over again throughout the Easter Offensive. Spent my last month and a half in BH at the Army base and FB Green. I hope you and yours had a great Christmas and New Years and will have a great year coming up. Americal, A Co., 123rd CAB But I cannot be certain of this until I hear from if reading about the experiences of the earlier Vietnam soldiers leaves you with the same impression of remoteness that reading your stories leaves in me. When not repairing the units, I would go out on the raids to set up Communications. I was on that one is why I kept the article. I seem to recall seeing a number (19?) That lasted for a few weeks until the LT in charge of Echo Radar rotated state side and I got that position as a SGT. I’ve been looking for the guys that shot a 2.75 rocket so close during a contact that I took a rock in the left wrist. Many of the army troops had been rotated out and there were not enough to cover the base. The movie ‘Bat 21’ portrays the the time as during the ‘Tet Offensive’ …this is totally incorrect. The ruling was aircraft failure, but there were some witnesses who said otherwise. I was with 7th Air Force, Detachment 1, 377 Air Base Wing during the Easter Offensive when the Marines came back to Vietnam. There are pay records of course, but they do not provide evidence of Honorable Service, just regular pay, flight pay and combat pay. Were you with the air wing? I flew snakes and was shot down 23 Jun 72 near Quon Loi. Supposedly, the Bn Commander did not want the 101 patch removed from our sleeves. Nap of the earth exciting ride. Good Luck with your book, Roger Phipps, Roger– would you be willing to scan that document and e-mail me a copy? That was the first time that Dick Blystone from AP spent a week flying on missions with us. My diagnosis was Hepatitis A, contracted from living in the filth of the bush for so long, and another parasite that they eventually killed with medicine. Insofar as the assertion that no combat troops were in country during that time period, be sure to pass that information along to the families of the F/4 pilots and crew that were lost. My best friend was in the field in the winter of 1973 as an infantry adviser to the RVN and they were very much engaged. I was an engineer attached to D Co and A Co but wound up being the point man for a number of missions. That is EXACTLY what he looked like. By 1971, the 1. st. Division and 3d Marine … Aug 1 1972 the first rocket of the attack on Bien Hoa airbase hit just in front of me on the green line between the ville and the base. No one got a single award from any US military command for that operation! After thinking how I messed up on the year I left Vietnam, I started wondering just when I went to FSB Bastogne. And after all these years. If I’m a parasite presumably I”m feeding off of something or someone. Some of the highlights I remember toward the end was going out to a little hellhole of a firebase called Mars. WHO, were these ECHO 31 Advisors? January 22, 1972: I rotate, reluctantly because my request for a second extension has been denied, back to the States, which to me is a foreign country, and for the next 40 years, aside from intense study I lose track of what I will forever consider MY WAR – until this morning. ‘They have our range…’: How a Pleasure Trip on the C&O Canal Turned Deadly, Bell X-1: Dropping the Orange Beast That Broke the Sound Barrier, John Byng: The Scapegoating of an Admiral. Decommissioned April 1977. ), I am not sure the last troops came out in 72-73 I was a member of the 5th special forces group was reasigned to the (MACV SOG)/ CCN and as a member of this elit special observation group I was not out until around late 74-earily 75 can you shed some light on this please as i was very young and it was a long time ago i want to be sure i am right. His photos and recordings would be a treasure trove of info. It was blowing dust around, so I was cleaning my 60. So lets let it go at that. Jack Kennedy, You need to correct your last post: I was with F/9th at Bien Hoa. I finally was allowed to go home at the end of Mar 73, and got on a plane with around 15 other guys( the last of us to leave the area I believe ). We were hit the morning of the day after the Paris peace accord was signed. Am I getting warm? THEN TO 1/9AIR CAV ON AUG.12TH OF 72 IN AUG, THEY SHUT DOWN THE INFANTRY AT THIS TIME. to fran they can never find your dd-214 till they want to , they are 800,000 claims behind as we talking, two yrs they say to me hold on we are working on it. Vidaurri, the U.S Congress abandoned it’s ally, South Vietnam in late 1974 by refusing to support that government with fuel and ammunition, etc. Americans, or people from the United States tend to use slang about the same as people from Mexico and most other countries of the world does also. It was called Fire Base Melanie. I served the remaining six months as the senior adviser to the ARVN 104th Artillery Battalion, at Long Binh, a newly-forming unit being equipped with 175 mm self-propelled artillery guns. The vegetation surrounding the crash site was completely burned out, as was the Chinook (The magnesium had ignited and melted the aluminum) and the bodies were unrecognizable. Check out The Vietnam Almanac 1985 first edition. Only REAL PUSSIES say things like that to who they believe are elderly women. The brigade consisted of these battalions….2/8th, 4/5th, and 1/7th. I was evacuated from Bien Hoa by Air Cav — on or about Sept 27 72 on the final day of the stand down of the 175th RRFS comms center. Being a FNG sucked but it was what it was. So a deal was struck without the South being advised and crammed down their throat. F4s took out an NVA tank about a click from FSB Gunt II which was not far from Bien Hoa. We pulled main gate guard as well. On our first mission he decided the chopper pilots couldn’t find us by cordinances alone to pick us up.. We were required to wear the 7th Cav patch on our jungle fatigue pocket. The idiot on the pad as we were waiting. This all took place during ‘Operation Ceasefire’ when we were standing down and turning over the bases to the ARVN. Fran, my family lost our brother “James Worth” USMC as an MIA at Gio Linh on April 1, 1972 when 25,000+ NVA came south across the dmz down rt 1. Oct to Dec, 1971 101 Airborne, D 2/506 PIR Task Force, patrolling between Saigon and An Loch (FO for an infantry company) and was medivac’d off Part of . I was an RTO at Mars when we turned it over. No F/4 aircraft were present when MCQuade went down. Morelock’s opening statement, from the very first sentence, Lizzy, is clearly concerned with only “ground combat troops.” That said, that being so clearly obvious to all, you and the majority of commentators here have gone off into all sorts of twisted tangents merely because you do not know how to read. There was some firing. When a GI gets discharged, or reenlists, his records are gone over by an Admin LT with the GI present. The answer to question 6 on the Military Mastermind shows the American Troops leaving Vietnam in 1972. I was Popeyes RTO at Bunker Hill when he shot himself in the foot during John Wayne “Cowboys” movie. They still blame Nixon for going to China, which they see as the beginning of the end. 1972-1973 COMMAND HISTORY, Part Four, Page 127 When the 50th stood down in Oct., my brother and I were then transferred to “C” Troop, 16th Cav, 1st Avn Bde in Can Tho. I was in country in 72/73 and there were no ground pounders left, at least that I was aware of. I have a First Team Cav magazine that did a big article on him and his platoon finding a huge weapons cache. However, if the word can be used correctly I would say the democrat congress under Ford were cowards by not backing up the peace accords agreement, i.e., supplying South Vietnam with materials, one for one, a bullet for a bullet fired, etc. The South had to sink or swim on their own. As you information is 39 years old it’s unlikely to burst anyone’s bubble. I was a machine gunner Bravo Co. 1st/7th firebase Crossed Sabers, Spudis and Grunt II. By 1972, when the North Vietnamese began their Easter offensive, the Marine presence in South Vietnam was a shadow of what it had been. I apologize to all and will now gladly cease. The unit served in Vietnam from March 1965 until March 1973. And, technically speaking, since each Air Cavalry Troop had an Infantry platoon that could be employed to fight “on the ground’ you could argue that the last conventional U S GROUND forces left Vietnam in 1973. Good to hear from you guys. Looked at mine and you are on there. He became an MIA on April 1, 1972, as noted in the attached link on page 46. No reasonable person would even try to debate with someone like you, a person that can’t even follow the bouncing ball. We recovered the bodies and helped with the wreck of the chopper. Now the ambush with bodies being buried, yes. What they did after January 14th of 73 I can not speak to. Then he came back and said they were going to recon by grenade. Stayed at Bien Hoa until 3rd Brigade went home and was sent to Danang where I participated in unit deactivation ceremony of 196th LIB. DoD has an awards section that assists in processing lost award recommendations. My parents saw me on the evening news getting on a UH-1 going to the field from Crossed Sabers AFTER it was reported there were no more combat troops going out on offensive missions. It definitely was NOT a VNAF bird though. There was cooking woks and baskets and other gear plus a pile of bloody bandages. It has a few links to other sites as well as the Infantry Museum at Benning. What I did find though was an after action report from F/8 which closely resembles what happened that day, and it was signed by Major Dantzler (what an act he was). We might well have crossed paths if you flew the An Loc missions because I see you were with the 229th April through July. I left country Aug 8, 1972 and was at Ft Riley until November 1972. LOL. So (with all due respect to my friends in the Army) look it up. Record-keeping was poor at that time because of lack of Administration and how the US was trying to get out quickly. Thanks, Sirs: I was a 11 Bravo in the Army Reserve, but went thru ROTC and was told I was not combat qualified, because of my eye sight, so I was commissioned in the Transportation Corps. A very small world. Was that Marine Major John Campanelli? They were not ground ponders and were KIA’s Do they count? I was on patrol in the field at the time. It just seemed odd because we weren’t working the AO. Mat, on or about what date did you leave South Vietnam? I was also at Bien Hoa, Oct 71 to Aug 22,’72. Looking for some old Redlegs. I was told that what records do exist are stashed away in the DC area in a warehouse. Randy Smith was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps Sept. 27, 1977, after serving four years as an embassy guard in Saigon, South Vietnam, and Switzerland and completing his final tour of duty at Camp Lejeune, N.C. So many lives saved by you guys. the landing strip in Long Bien when the mission terminated. I was in the bush east of An Loch when you guys locked up with the NVA armor that came down QL1 during the Easter Offensive. No doubt there were many support groups with combat MOS left for security purposes until all Americans had gone. He said he left August 14th and Ieft August 13th. Everything they needed to maintain their own country. I have read a lot of the discussion about the last man out. Kennedy… I almost forgot, it’s a holiday in your country isn’t it? . The funny part of this story is after we got into that grove, everybody checked for leeches and the guy that had been walking in front of me had one right on his penis (well, not funny for him). I was the engineer that rappelled in to blow those bunkers. Only thing we got in the ambush were some pigs. There were several causalities from booby traps. 3/21 never did engage the enemy and as the 196th was my last unit in Vietnam I consider this to be an act of cowardice second only to abandoning our ally to the North Vietnamese. For every promotion board during my career I had to provide evidence of my service for this period, My Official US Army Personnel microfiche simply has a letter from the G-1, 18th Airborne Corps in it that states “the whereabouts of Captain Hoffman during 1972 are unknown by this command”. Dear friends of the site, for my historical research I would like to ask you how many American soldiers were present in South Vietnam between early February and late April 1975. When I got down, there were two guys in D Co from Washington. I was medivaced with mixed malaria in mid August of 72 and left hospital at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in early November. Then they hit the sh*t. The 229th Blues came out to rescue. For your information.. my husband is 100 percent Permanent and Total … 210 percent cumulative. I stayed with them pulling night security around the base at Bien Hoa and doing convoy duty until they went home in August and was sent up north to Danang with F Trp, 8th Cav, 1st Aviation Brigade. Ed. Fred, here is his name: DALE BURTON MOILANEN. This while Bernard Fall (Street without Joy, Hell in a Very Small Place) was teaching at Howard University). We were with “F” Company, 50th Infantry. After the Paris Peace Accords took effect on January 1,1973, I got reassigned to the nearest ARVN Base Camp where I was sent to an ARVN Rifle unit staying with them pulling security until March 1973,finally leaving Danang on a C-130 to Saigon where I caught a civilian flight arriving back in the world. Charles McMahon (May 10, 1953 – April 29, 1975) and Darwin Lee Judge (February 16, 1956 – April 29, 1975) were the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.The two men, both U.S. Marines, were killed in a rocket attack one day before the Fall of Saigon.. Charles McMahon, 11 days short of his 22nd birthday, was a Corporal from Woburn, Massachusetts. Sadly he missed by only a few feet. Also, I learned so much about this time and these missions from… my sister-in-law, brither-in-law and mother-in-law. Also, as I’ve seen in various accounts over the years, fatalities of all causes are sometimes mixed into KIAs. ‘Hi’. As I said, Phillips, asking just any combat engineer would be an meaningless exercise. Calif.) was transferred to the 5th SF just north of Bien Hoa, he had only been in country 3 months. Henry Gutierrez. Div.pulling the last infantry mission in Vietnam. I texting this and reciting from memory… hope it might help some. There was, for instance, no reason to keep men out in the field during monsoon, month after month without a single stand-down to their base camp. “I can’t take it anymore. Det 1 377th Combat Security were still there, and defending in active combat until the end of January of 71. I know my cousin came for security because we had none. Great training for us future Foreign Area Officers”! Hit me up if you’re interested. The war ended on 28 January. We were being shot at Well into 1973……The US knows and does nothing about it.so it must be OK.. hey larry To RMontoya. Even though US Air Units were activated and deactivated/moved in theater and out of theater, there were always support units flying missions out of Thailand. The NVA introduced the Soviet-built SA-7 (Strella) heat-seeking, shoulder-fired missile, for use against low and slow-flying Allied aircraft. I spent 7 months there. Richard V. – Poor Baby… Been this way all your life? Last U.S. ground combat unit departs South Vietnam, https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-u-s-ground-combat-unit-departs-south-vietnam. It will do you all some good. )….anyway wanted an opportunity to say thanks after all these years. I can’t wait for my first rocket attack.” I saw red and punched him in the gut. I notice a several heart attacks, and strokes, etc….drug overdoses? Irish and Williams got along like oil and water. All in all, life has been pretty good here, too. Although, as you know, most of our memories from Vietnam sometimes feel like it was just last week. What I found interesting about the article was that Bob McConnell was with Delta Company. Who was the Company Commander at that time? It seems that your country, while certainly a great nation, is at times also capable of breathtaking feats of cowardice followed by very convenient bouts of amnesia. I eventually left Nam in March 1973. What is the breakdown by branch of service for US fatalities in Vietnam in 1972? larry, reforgers are nato war games held in germany once a year. We had captured a little VN girl coming through the ‘wire’ and the decision was to let her go, she came back around 0430, the rockets started to fall a few minutes later. I’m a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, thus it’s absurd to say that that Morelock or I would dishonor anyone else who served in Vietnam. Thank God I saw 2 of my fellow unit members and they were shocked to see me because they thought I had got out and wasn’t suppose to come back. Yes – he did fly planes, I believe he was an instructor from TN. I have done more inquiring and have found that: We Shell . I am not sure I know or remember anything about Spudis. I have zero information on who this man is or was. . There are other ways to get information “through channels”, too. You aren’t a veteran of anything but the J.C. Penny’s President’s Day Sale. Does anyone know of a couple sniper teams that went in during the early part of 1974. So I did get to tour the lovely German countryside from an open jeep. They ASA has a reunion at different locations every year, and I and my wife just attended the one in San Diego. Dave Wallace D-229th AHB and H Troop 10th Air Cavalry. I tried several times but couldn’t locate your comment. It was not surprising that in just two years they would cease control in the South. Perhaps that tank was the one not far from FSB Spudis. From what we could tell, they were not a very well disciplined unit. And huge admiration and thanks to the care and comfort that you gave the grunts in your care. Phil purdy, To Mike Evenson, If you could please email me at matthew.prochaska@gmail.com. I’ll just add my comment. I respect ALL my brothers who served in VN no matter what their role was. My current MRI and X-Ray show the injury. 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