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ewing miller ewing miller from clinton iowa wrote on January 13, 2023 at 8:31 pm
steve patterson list of KIA Abu 1/327 in 1968 should have included troy
hayden kia 3/24/68 same day as Joe A
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William Bruce. William Bruce. from Lincoln, Ca wrote on January 11, 2023 at 1:06 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Bill Bruce . I was a door gunner with the 176th AHC ( Minutemen ) Our company was attached to the 101st in Duc Pho and stayed with the Brigade thru Chu Lai during Task Force Oregon.
On or about Oct. 8th, '67 we were assigned to fly C&C for the battalion commander ( can't recall his call sign ). As they were installing the old man's radio up on the CP, we got an urgent call to go out to one of the positions. At the time, I didn't know what for, as the pilots seldom shared that info with the crew chief or myself. They were on a different channel in our Huey.
I recall they didn't exactly know where the position was located and had to home in on the radio signal . We were flying low and fast to avoid any enemy fire, when all of a sudden, we came over a small rise in the terrain and dropped into a rice paddy that was maybe the size of three or four football fields with a dike or trail running thru the middle.
Just as we dropped in , I could see dead NVA laying all over the paddy and live ones running for the tree line on the right. Up ahead on the trail was a man leaning over one of the bodies. I brought the 60 up and was going to open fire on the tree line and the man in the middle of the trail when our pilot said to hold fire. He said maybe if we didn't fire on them, they would let us get by. And they did.
As we got closer to the man leaning over one of the dead NVA, I could see it was and old man with gray, short hair and he was crying over what I assumed was his son. To this day, I'm glad I didn't light him up.
As we approached the intended position, a small hill at the end of the rice paddy, we were told they were receiving sniper fire. We went in anyway and it was then I realized our mission was to pick up the KIAs killed the day before or that morning, as they were stacked next to where we sat down. I don't recall receiving any enemy fire, but we could have and I didn't know it. I was pretty wired up at the time. They loaded nine of the seventeen troopers on board, all wrapped in their ponchos. Another bird came in after us and picked up the remaining eight. It probably took less than a minute to get all loaded and we were off.
Fortunately, we were able to take off on the back side of the hill, which gave us lift while having all the weight of the KIAs . On the way back to the GR at Chu Lai, I could not help but notice that many of the dead had been shot at close range, in the head. Which corresponds with what Col. Lawton wrote about in his article on this website ( Battle of Que Son. ) Many of the wounded were shot where they laid.
More than any other event that I experienced in Nam ( getting shot at, shot down, and shooting VC ), this one stands out the most. I was lucky I had a dry cot to sleep on every night and a canvas tent over my head. And I never had to cry over a dead friend being loaded on board a chopper. My hat is off to you guys and it was an honor serving with you.
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Doc william osgood Doc william osgood from kaunakakai, Hawai wrote on December 18, 2022 at 3:11 pm
Book; Hawk Recon; about the entire 101st Division, Vietnam is again delayed a little more. That's 68-69 and mostly the 2/327th, Eagle Dustoff and the 3/187th also Co. L Rangers and the 17th Cav. A large part about 101 aviation! Thanks men!
You may buy the book now at a discount; pre-sale; on Amazon, Pen and Sword plus Barns Noble...Thrift Books has the best discount now...!
The virus delayed the entire works...
Airborne. Doc Osgood
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Lewis Legat Lewis Legat from Coupeville wrote on December 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm
Lew Legat here, served with B Company 1/327 in 3/68-8/68 and then again in 2/69 plus 8/28-2/69 with Tiger Force. Glad to see the site up and running again, great work guys.

I had contributed a lot of names for the rosters back 15-20 years ago and in the process was re-united with many brave troopers. Would love to hear from any who served with me.

Returned to Vietnam with Fred Raymond (Tiger Force Platoon Leader, '68) in 2020 with family and friends just before COVID hit. Memorable trip and was able to spend some time in the old AO: FB Birmingham to the Ashau, Hue and Pho Loc.
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Bob March Bob March from Poulsbo wrote on December 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm
Hello Harry,
I tried to email you. But no answer. Can you email me (delta@cattrack6india.com) or call me at 360 727 0918 please? Thanks, Bob Airborne!
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Harry Jack Fletcher Harry Jack Fletcher from Flower Mound wrote on November 20, 2022 at 12:42 am
I was there at My Phu on March 4th, 1966 with B company. I shot one NVA after he and another walked in front my position thinking that all four of us were dead. I was surprised but fired a burst of automatic fire from M16 and wounded one. His buddy dragged him around the house and shoved him in a newly dug bunker behind that house. We fought our was into the deserted village and made a turn to the right clearing old shelters dug into the floors of the hoothes with grenades as we went. We came to an open area about fifty yards away with small trees and bushes planted in the top of an old paddy dike. we were taking a lot of fire from that NVA position. I killed three in one position by shooting them in the head as they appeared to be observing for a machine gun or a sniper. I would shoot and he would be replaced by another until I had shot all three. Next day there were five bodies found in that position by other troopers searching for dead NVA. There were dead NVA scattered all around and lots of blood trails leading away from My Phu. Next day I found a very professionally dug heavy machine gun position dug about 40 meters to the left front on my initial position as we approached through an old village graveyard.a The M60 ran to the right flank was laying a base of fire. Graham was either killed or wounded as we ran to that position. Later Jack Lindsey was shot and killed as we were laying down a base of fire. The ammo was gone, there was a wounded NCO near me, Jack was dead and I had only 25 rounds left for the gun.

As I said the NVA MG pit was well dug and placed but there were no empty casings in the position or near but only one live round which appeared to have ejected by the MG. I informed the Lt. and he everyone line and drag the pond behind the gun pit. First pass they found the wheeled mount for a heavy MG and second pass they found the gun.
Later, I saw mounds of American web gear and learned that it was from ABU's casualties. I want to say a word about our medic Norman Buell, hero in anyone's book. He came to my position on the right flank under intense and heavy fire to check Jack but he was dead, treated the wounded NCO, and gave a me a verbal kick in the ass to get back on the gun when more ammunition arrived. I later learned he was killed by a stray bullet while treating wounded in triage. He was brave medic and a damn good man! War always takes the best!
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Bob March Bob March from Poulsbo Wa wrote on November 18, 2022 at 5:41 pm
My name is Bob March. I was a grunt (RTO) in the 1st Cav, 1st Brigade
(Airborne) , Recon Platoon. in 1966 and then
82nd Airborne for my second tour in 1968.

I am looking for anyone that I could communicate with about the Battle
of My Phu in March of 1966, southwest of Tuy Hoa. I believe that it was
A and B Companys of the 1/327th that were involved.

A few of us have been trying to help the Vietnamese find graves of their soldiers who we buried during the war. At that battle there were more than 100 PAVN bodies located the next morning, and I would like to talk with anyone who was there at that time. I read Major Hackworth was
there, but he passed away in 2005.

You can check out my D Company 1/12th website at www.cattrack6india.com

My phone is 360 627 0918
Please let me know if you have any knowledge of that battle. Thanks.
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Philip L Adam Philip L Adam from Wellton wrote on November 11, 2022 at 10:49 pm
Welcome home/ C 1st327th wounded about 5/20/70. My memory is fading but wondered where we were and what happened to everyone. C.O. was Goldie? Hewas wounded a week or so before me. RTO Singer also. Left our squad to be RTO for command. I found him when I got to Valley Forge Army Hospital. Squeek? Simmins also. Rivera from PR? Can't remember new LT but first went to Ops, Name on tip of tongue but can't get it out. MacWorter. Lost my pictures, cameras in ruck. They cut off my uniform but saved my boots since my tags were on them. Do have a card in a treasure box from the evac pilot. Had fire and lost most but wife is working on cleaning what she could salvage and that box was some of it. Even never seen my rear storage at Eagle I think.
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David Williamson David Williamson from Hot Springs wrote on October 15, 2022 at 4:52 pm
My long time email was lost due to ?? The new one is posted. I enjoy the 327th site as it is. B & C company's No Slack reunion in Branson, Missouri was last September. Good times.
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