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Steve Collinsworth

Thanks so much for all the information on Comanche, 2/5th, and the battles you fought on and around Ike. I was a scout pilot with A Troop, 1/9th, and my hunter/killer team had 1st light mission the morning of the 4th where we hunted down the NVA that hit Ike the night before. We found their trail and followed it a few clicks to the NE of Ike, and after the 3rd pass over a point where we lost any signs of foot traffic a .51 Cal. position opened up on my aircraft, an OH-6A. All three of us on board were wounded, my observer the worst. He was a SPC 4 flying in left front seat, armed with an M16. One of the 1st 51 Cal rounds hit his M16 in the firing chamber, rendering it useless and he threw it out and got on the controls with me. He had a huge chunk of shrapnel in his right forearm. We made it to another nearby FSB and landed, where my observer was treated, while the Cobra covering us was engaging the NVA unit that fired on us. Our Blue platoon was inserted later that day near we took fire, to see what they could find. And one of our lift ships took my crew back to Tay Ninh for further treatment.
Guestbook Entry 331 Carrollton, Dallas USA - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 18:59:50 (CST)


Feb.7. We were walkin with a new Capt.[Burt] Change of command was on Ike on the 6th of Feb.Not much time to get to know him or how he worked. He was cautious,did a lot of recons. We were headed into a major confrontation with the gooks,but at the time we didnt know it.Set up that night was routine.
Guestbook Entry 330 Blandon, PA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 13:31:23 (CST)

Alfred Johnson

The Divison left Fort Lewis to Seattle International Air Port to Oakland Navy Base, boarded USS sullivan to South Vietnam, landing in Quion. I served with " C Btry " 1966 . recon radio operator and driver. I have never attented any annual meetings , never got to know or got close to anyone my entire time in Vietnam. I am an old man now, looking back at yesterday and all the years and wondering where has all of my life gone. don't seem to be able to recall much of anything in my pass life it's like I am in a dream. wish you all a great year.
Guestbook Entry 329 SeaTac, Washington USA - Monday, January 21, 2019 at 23:23:18 (CST)


what ever happened to D co. never see anything mentioned about it.
Guestbook Entry 328 bishop, california USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 05:12:27 (CST)

joe blow

lz 8ike was not built by c 2/5; it was built by d 2/5. d was there first right after the bulldozers were done moving jungle back and don't forget d 2/5 was the company hit on lz ike in june
Guestbook Entry 327 bum fuck, idaho USA - Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 05:52:14 (CST)

joel drown


dear doug hendrixson my name is joel drown and i'm write to you so say that your story was amazing. the way you could tell the reader what it was like to be in artillery is astonishing. your time and duty to this country i highly appreciated. thank you for your time and service.
Guestbook Entry 326 allenstown, new hampshire USA - Monday, June 19, 2017 at 16:02:11 (CST)

Bill Heffernan

Welcome home 67/68 c co 2/5
Guestbook Entry 325 Avenel, Nj USA - Monday, June 12, 2017 at 07:09:25 (CST)

Stan Tyson

FSB Gibraltar was built by the 1/12 Cav in late '71 and occupied until early Jan, '72 when the Bn was sent to Tuy Hoa to stand down the air base there. The AO was in War Zone D, and BG Hamlet replaced the 1/12th with the 2/5th to keep a US presence in the AO. When the 2/5th left the FSB in Mar, '72, the 1/12th did not reoccupy Gibraltar, but built FSB Bunker Hill, still on the Dong Nai, but downstream of its junction with the Song Be. Bunker hill was the last major FSB built in-country by US forces.
Guestbook Entry 324 Franklin, TN USA - Monday, March 20, 2017 at 15:41:38 (CST)

john d licavoli

50 YEARS 50 I went to the local VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL this morning to pay my respects You are loved, missed, honored and will never, ever be forgotten .Yours forever in brotherhood,John D. Licavoli
Guestbook Entry 323 merriam, kansas USA - Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:30:24 (CST)

David Hudley

Hello Charlie Company served in Nam 1967thru 1970.
Guestbook Entry 322 Fairfield, CA USA - Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 22:43:25 (CST)

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