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BOB
Sun May 18, 2014 08:56
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Hi Bob
I'm in central jersey Brunswick area , been to mace many times , that was our last stop before Fort Apache ( indian territory ) . Spent X-Mass 69 there with engine troubles on my tank . Hot grub was nice when we could get it , some times they made extra when we were coming in for the night . We do our reunions in Arlington Holiday Inn rosslyn every year , place not bad 99 per night plus taxes , free parking and short walk to the metro , along with free buffet breakfast every morning , lol we do good . I catch ya some day have fun in New Oleans In brotherhood SLIM

  • CavBob Cusick, Sun May 18 06:58
    Hey Slim: Where in Jersey are you? I live in Wayne, NJ. Are you going to the New Orleans reunion? I was with B Battery 2/40th 1969-1970 out of fire support base Mace as our home away from home.... more
    • 2/40THJohn Domina, Thu May 22 16:31
      Bob, Were you at Dinh II on 4-18-70John
      • 2/40thBob Cusick, Thu May 22 16:40
        Hello John: I will check memory seems to fade somewhat after all these years. If B Battery 2/40th 105 guns were there then I was there. I believe that was one of the many fire support bases we... more
        • dinh iiJOHN DOMINA, Wed Mar 22 11:08
          Bob, I have some DOD reports from MACV,and others. unit. The original reports said about 375 NVA hit Dinh II These reports vary from Batl,and several supporting Sapper Companys. The RPG that hit our... more
        • F B DINH , 4/18 /70Joe Tchinski, Sat May 24 13:08
          I was just getting released back to BMB from 93rd Evac from wounds received 4/1/70, Action against 33rd NVA w/ D troop , combat DX'd one sheridan, RPG's got us after running out of Ammo and guns that ... more
          • Dinh IIJohn Domina, Sun May 25 07:12
            Joe, There were 3 tracks hit that morning.I was in the one on the berm and close to the 2/40 area. I was put on a Dust-off and did not get to see the FSB in day light.Do you know of anybody who got... more
            • Memotial dayLarry Merryman, Mon May 26 18:27
              Hand salute to all my fallen brothers....your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....God bless.
          • Fire Base DinhBob Cusick, Sat May 24 15:32
            Yes our unit B 2/40th was at that base and if I recall you guys came in and pulled security for us as there was a threat of invasion. And as we all know the threat was real. We had the 105 guns and... more
            • 4-1-70JOHN DOMINA, Wed Mar 22 11:00
              DANNY FLYNN AND DARRELL ASPEY Both from D-17th were friends of mine from basic. If anybody has any pictures of them and would send them or post them.that would be great. A-Btry 2/35th is having a... more
        • Dinh IIJohn Domina, Fri May 23 07:01
          Bob, We got hit by the 33rd NVA Regt at 0300 we lost 3 tracks their that morning John
    • BOB — SLIM, Sun May 18 08:56
      • SlimBob Cusick, Sun May 18 12:17
        Thanks for the comeback. Yea I was also there Christmas of '69. Mace was our staging area for the 105 guns. I ran the FDC for B Battery. We were always moving around but always came home. New... more
        • ReunionsJohn "Shorty" Thalison, Mon May 19 11:20
          I remember spending quite a little time at Mace. I think that was our home away from home (home being Camp-Frenzell-Jones (sp) at Long Binh). There was one other FSB that we (D Trp.) spent a lot of... more
          • d trp. 17th Cav.John "Shorty" Thalison, Tue May 27 14:19
            Now I remember the name of that FSB....Blackhorse...it seems to me that we spent quite a bit of time in and around that area. I'm told it was turned over to the ARVNS at some time.
            • FSB BlackhorseKeith Averill, Wed May 28 09:19
              I remember spending a night there when the ARVNS were living there. The tracks (some ACavs and our light tanks) were returning to the field from BMB but couldn't make the trip before nightfall. I... more
              • Blackhorse SLIM, Thu May 29 11:05
                Hi guys I remember they called one fire base husky , near xaun loc , also nother one way up a rome plow cut called crystal , 2/3 rd worked that area . SLIM
                • FBKeith Averill, Thu May 29 11:24
                  I also remember spend a couple of days parked on the berm in the Acav I normally rode with, at another Fire Base. It was either Christmas or New Years eve and I remember everyone firing into the air, ... more
                  • CAVSLIM, Thu May 29 11:37
                    Hi What platoon where you in ?? I was In 1st got there oct 29th 1969 , was on Sheridan Tank track 15 Slim , I do remember a wild night like that but think it was at fort apache . SLIM
                    • Cav PlatoonKeith Averill, Thu May 29 11:53
                      Slim, I really don't remember which platoon. I escorted a number of vehicles back and forth to BMB and maintenance in Long Bien, so when I returned I would ride/sleep on what ever track had the room. ... more
        • Reunions SLIM, Sun May 18 14:09
          Hi We have been doing our own thing since the take over few years back , myself along with pete J and few others started the reunions back in 1982 , long story as I'm sure you heard , for like 26... more
          • ReunionsBob Cusick, Sun May 18 16:14
            Hey SLIM: Not being privy to the reasons for the separation of the units I have no comment. It's sad that there is this split among the brothers but I recently received a voting ballot to enter my... more
            • ReunionsDoug Pate Bco 2/3, Mon May 19 16:59
              Hey all redcatchers,due to illness I can`t make this yrs reunion becouce of open heart surgery and lung cancer. I`m taking chemo,will start radiation 06/03/14,26 treatments.buy fall I hope to be on... more
              • ReunionsGunther, Thu May 22 10:26
                Doug, I know I speak on behalf of our entire Redcatcher Family when wishing you to be strong and recover from some very serious health issues. We'll also look forward to your attendance at next... more
            • Can't afford two reunionsLucero , Mon May 19 08:49
              Redcatchers: From an economic standpoint, I can't afford two reunions; I am also a lifetime member of the 25th ID. Affording these three wonderful moments, can be expensive. The memories of the 2010... more
              • 25th IDJohn "Shorty" Thalison, Mon May 19 11:08
                Were you transferred to the 25th at Chu Chi, as I was, when the Brigade was sent home?
                • 25th Transfer to Tay NinhLucero , Wed May 21 06:54
                  Shorty, I was transferred to the 25th because it needed my MOS and experience, so I was told. I wasn't the only one from the 298th who was transferred on Feb. 4, 1969. There were a couple from VHF,... more
                  • 25th IDJohn "Shorty" Thalison, Wed May 21 07:07
                    I will never forget just stepping off the plane when I arrived in-country. My "Welcome" to this mysterious new country was immediately getting "hit in the face" with the smell of burning shit. Oh!... more
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