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From Dennis Sigler: Went up to Mt. Soledad veterans memorial today & took some photos for you to see with a little scope on the size, etc. Also visited some other plaques there of Eisenhower, Reagan, Jimmy Stewart and several other heroes of the past. On our plaque, I touched the names of Alton Shedd & Gary Lininger. I look forward to our official dedication in October. Stay well & proud brothers, Dennis
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Note: Look on Heroes '68 and KIA pages for the pictures the family wanted of Robert Dorshak.
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Jim Dice sent these pictures of Glenn Nishizawa KIA 5-31-68. They came from Glenn's sister who would like to know who the guys in the hooch with Glenn are.
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L - R: Greg Hall, Unknown ?, Steve "Missipi" Rye, Nick Dragon, Glenn Nishizawa, Chuck Kraemer, and Rex Sloan. IDs from Chuck Boyle and Nick Dragon.
Message from Chuck Boyle:

Pat Shine and I are thinking about writing a story, a more complete picture of Glenn Nishizawa based on his service to Charlie Company. In that regard, I am soliciting any memories of him, in writing, (email or otherwise) from anyone who knew him. Perhaps little vignettes or tales of their association with him.

I sent a letter and a copy of Absolution to Glen Nishizawa’s sister, Lynn Hensley, who Magnet ( Norm Nishikubo) met at his gravesite she replied within a few days and was deeply moved and ever so grateful to hear from me. She mentioned that the family had set up a scholarship fund in Glenn’s name in 1969, and have been awarding $1000.00 Scholarships to deserving High School Seniors since that time.

So, the ball is rolling on this little episode, started by our brother in arms Norman Nishikubo. (Ruben Sanchez found the cemetery and Don Snyder and Ruben found and photographed the gravesite for the NL and website).
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From Dwight Read, C/3/22 1968: I found these 2 pictures from June 1 – July 4 era. Col. Flint was with us (check photo). I was with 4 Deuce Mortar crew. Col. Flint was throwing grenades from his chopper at the NVA. When Dau Tieng was hit July 4, we all went back. Our mission to stop the NVA from shooting 122 mm rockets into Saigon every Friday morning at sun-up. I think the hold Battalion was there. All this could be debatable.
Picture on Left:

June 1968 - NBC News Crew
Mekong Delta
BG Roy K. Flint
D. Read - Medic C Co. 1-7-68 (2-3-68)
Picture on Right:

Mekong Delta. Infantry returns. Don't know the Company
Centipede Gigantous!
Photo #1 EM club early Vietnam! May be around Saigon! From left to right clockwise around table: #1 may be Ochoa #2 Dave Say #3 ? #4 Greg Delapp #5 Gary Heilmer #6 may be Cummings from Headquarters Co.

Photo #2 Getting ready to go on operation – at Dau Tieng –
Left Dennis Leedle Middle Barry Bovee – Right Okey Blankenship
Click to open: Vietnam - EM club and Ambush Prep.
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Thanks to Dave Gehr we now have 3 pictures from the San Antonio 1991 Reunion and a picture with better color of the 1988 Minneapolis Reunion. They are on the "Pictures" page under Reunions.
Greetings...I am the nephew / NOK of KIA Robert J. Dorshak 3rd platoon Charlie Co 3/22 1968.

It was an honor to meet you at the Minneapolis reunion 2017. Thank you for making sure I received a meal at the banquet, and was given enough food AND DRINK the previous evening, having not registered in advance. I was honored to be among heroes!

My father USAF 1956-1960, Ronald Dorshak had passed away 1 &1/2 month prior to the reunion. It was our intention to attend together as your organization brought me and my dad closer than we had ever been. My father would not speak of Bob's death or his 9555 days on this earth until I started badgering him about my childhood wherein I was sent to live with Bob, his wife and son before he was divorced and shipped out.
Mark sent this photo of Alonzo Collier (right) with his uncle Bob Dorshak (center), and 3rd Platoon Medic Joe Senteno (left.) The KIA pictures of Alonzo are changed (and corrected and changed again.) Thank you Mark!
I had originally contacted Bill Schwindt in 2007?. Bill was so kind in connecting me with Pat Shine, Pat connected me with Nick Dragon, Joe Mack and many others since 2007. I was disappointed that Bill did not attend, and have also read every post on your website. Some of us NOK's, do not like the personal comments that should remain in a private forum. Such is life... we are all blessed to know any of you.

I showed up unannounced at the reunion, booked my own room and you treated me like one of your own. I am so grateful to have spent what would have been my father's 79th birthday at the banquet. Thank you again for treating me like one of your own in the brief conversations we shared.

Alonzo's High School photo is presented on the Hero page of your site. I thought this photo, might be a better representation of Alonzo... I had Sent Pat Shine about 50 pictures I found a few years ago and he did a great job at remembering the names. This was when you were trying to find the last picture of KIA Albertis Williamson.

Thank you for your service, and time.
Most sincerely, Mark Dorshak
We got a heartfelt email (below) from NOK Mark Dorshak. He writes about his experience when he came to the Minneapolis reunion, and sent a picture (right) of Alonzo Collier to replace the high school photo that was on our KIA pages. Thank you Mark!
Reunion Dates October 9 - 12, 2019
Reunion Host: Kenny Almond, 660-734-4238
More information about our 2019 Association Reunion will be posted on the Branson 2019 Page when available and in our newsletters. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATES - 10/9 - 10/12, 2019.
If you are looking to have or go to a mini reunion don't miss the opportunity! Click on "Reunions" page to see how meaningful they can be.
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Jonathon Jones is the son of Roy Jones C/3/22. Jonathon recently posted on our guest book about his dad (Roy). Roy came to us Jan. 2, 1967. Roy was in the 3rd Plt. and was wounded late August early Sept. Unable to return to the field he was assigned to be the Captains driver for the rest of his time. Roy was good buddies with Roy Costanzo and according to his son took his death hard. Jonathon is curious to see if anyone remembers Roy and maybe has some pictures they could share.

See the pictures below. Double click on the pictures to enlarge.
From VFW Magazine August 2018:
Rural Vets Can Seek Telemedicine Across State Lines
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Left to Right: John Miner, Carl Jones, Rick DeNomme, Gene Heck, Leon Krone, Palmer Johnson, Terry Toomey, Rick Anderson, Trevor Grange, Butch Godlewski, Gary Gustner.
A large contingent of Charlie Company troops attended Gary's Funeral. We sent him off to a better place in a very good way.
See the obituary for Gary Heilmer on the Deceased page.
Orlando 2013
Wash DC 2011
San Diego 2015
Minneapolis 2017
Branson 2019