|Name : Tim Brown|
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|How did you find us? : Family|
|Comment : I may not have ever met him, but I carry his name as does my son. He was my uncle and I know very little about him besides what Ive heard from family. I am happy to see a site dedicated to remembering those who were there. If anyone could tell me why he w|
|Name : joe e powell|
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|Comment : i severd in 69 70 with company e 2nd 5th cavraly|
|Name : Andrew Lancaster|
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|Comment : In school with Tim Brown|
|Name : Terry l wittekind|
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|Comment : Im severed with E 1/12 Recon in vietnam 1972|
|Name : Leigh Livermore|
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|Comment : Jerry Degree Trumm, rest in peace old Skytrooper. Will always miss the best.|
|Name : Ron Anderson|
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|How did you find us? : Doing RIF on line|
|Comment : Nice page, I was with Recon 3/187th 101st Airborne 69 – 70. Its important to reconnect with your brothers.|
|Name : Leigh Livermore|
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|How did you find us? : Good Pointman|
|Comment : 43 years ago today. 30 May 1970 we lost Tim Salty Brown. Gone but never ever forgotton and a Recon Brother forever. RIP.|
|Name : Stallion|
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|How did you find us? : Wasnt too hard|
|Comment : Thought someone might want my email.|
|Name : Sharon LaCosse|
|Contact Info (Optional) : Leigh Livermore|
|How did you find us? : Through my brother|
|Comment : For all of you who know Leigh I just wanted you to know he will be leaving Wisconsin with his wife Mary , his older brother Jay& his wife Jean tomorrow morning for Seattle.Jay is the donor for the transplant Leigh must have in order to survive the illness|
|Name : Bert Ovitt|
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|How did you find us? : google|
|Comment : Served two days with Recon 1/5 Cav. I went to the field the day before with Rex Frazier and only met two or three members of the platoon before we were hit the next morning. Bob Alsup did a great job that day as others did. I was put on rear security so d|
|Name : martin howard|
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|How did you find us? : chuck larson|
|Comment : chuck sent a letter informing me of the web site for echo recon platoon 11-1-68 to 11-1-69. chuck was forward observer and we became friends and still are. as soon as i can figure out to post pictures i will post some. martin howard.|
|Name : Larry Gallagher|
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|How did you find us? : Goggling Name of buddy|
|Comment : Ronald Huffman & I flew down to Ft. Jackson from Ft. Hamilton on 13 May 1968. He was the 1st person I met from Staten Island NY. We wound up in basic training (B-5-1) and after the 4th week, I wound up in the hospital. He went on to finish basic, and I go|
|Name : Robert thompson|
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|Comment : Im tryin to help my dad connect with guys he served with he was in 1971 72 2/5 echo recon 1st cav division|
|Name : Paul (Skip) Breitfeld|
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|How did you find us? : member E-1-5|
|Comment : Looking for info on FSB Eagle that 1-5 started building around AUG69. I was there, but dont remember much.|
|Name : Tom Gross|
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|Comment : Leon, I was able to listen on my wifes laptop. Thanks|
|Name : Tom Gross|
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|How did you find us? : Ken Grosss wife|
|Comment : Im Kens brother. Thank you so much for the information. Ken thought the world of you guys. I cant make the voice recordings work. Any info would be great. Thanks, Tom SP-4|
|Name : Terri Gross|
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|How did you find us? : search|
|Comment : Kenneth Gross is at the end stages of cancer due to agent orange. He was approved 100% disability in April. We had plans to attend the reunion but he was to ill to travel. God bless you all.|
|Name : Jose S Muro|
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|How did you find us? : vietnam memorial page|
|Comment : I was a combat medic with Echo Recon Plt 1/5th Cav. I replaced Chico as the Plt medic after he came out of the field (8 month field tour for medic) and was the medic when SGT Petersen and SSG Frazier lost their lives in an ambush.|
Lieutenant Frank Szczebak put me on to this page. I read his two memories and they do show how precious life really is to all of us. As a former member of the Cav (1-6,1-9,1-12, and 5-7 Cav) this page touched me. Great page for all Troopers to share and appreciate. Thanks, Frank. LTC Lou Hoffman USA (Ret) SF
Lou Hoffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stafford, VA USA – Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 21:20:33 (EST)
All the thank yous in the world can NEVER be enough.
Seneca, Mo USA – Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 21:43:55 (EST)
have known Robert for many years and had no idea of the talent that was there. it’s been an honor and a pleasure. shine
Shine Carson <email@example.com>
Bixby, ok USA – Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 14:31:11 (EST)
Well I know Robert by a different name. One that really fits his appearance. Hi “MOUSE.” There are many, many things I could probably say that would be either funny, or in some cases painful. But, not wanting any of either, I will just say, that I to was privilaged to have met Robert. And forever will be a brother to him and all of you who served with him. And so as Tiny Tim said, “God bless us everyone.” GBAKYSA (God Bless And Keep You Safe Always) Great site as well.
Jim Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miami, OK USA – Friday, December 13, 2002 at 00:01:18 (EST)
I look forward to reading Roberts book. I still have the diddy he wrote about me when I left Ace Electric. You men were lucky you made it home,when so many didn’t. Be thankful,be proud, Never think your country is ashamed of what went on over there. It was a bad time for all of us. I say us,it was really bad for all of you. Be proud to serve your country. A PROUD FELLOW AMERICAN Rick Chriestenson. God Bless You All!!
Rick Chriestenson <rickchriestenson166@msn>
Baxter Springs, KS. USA – Friday, December 06, 2002 at 15:18:21 (EST)
Grateful for all the men and women that serve to protect our freedom.
Flaurie J. Walls <email@example.com>
Monee, IL USA – Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 18:28:34 (EST)
To all my EchoRecon brothers, thanks for your devotion to country and your personal sacrifice. Thank you, too, to all your loved ones who went through so much worry and anguish while you were safeguarding all of our freedoms. God Bless You All……..Leigh
USA – Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 02:19:50 (EST)
Walk tall and proud today, you have earned the right Veterans Day 2002
Fishers, In USA – Monday, November 11, 2002 at 21:35:11 (EST)
To the men of Echo Recon on Veterans Day. Thank you my brothers for what you did to keep freedom alive in America, and me alive in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Miami, Ok. USA – Monday, November 11, 2002 at 08:17:00 (EST)
I submit this in rememberance of the the two brothers we lost on November 09, 1970 – Sgt Harry Thomas Petersen (Pete)of Salt Lake City, Utah, and SSG Rex Leonard Frazier of Sonora, California. Pete was walking back-up on a recon that walked into an ambush, & from what I know, SSG Frazier was trying to bring aid. I also wanted to thank the RTOs, “Docs”, & squad leaders for all that they did that day in a very trying circumstance. It was a fine job of keeping the platoon together & getting mortars & other support to us. The mortars proably kept a couple of us alive… Please know that I am grateful. I am proud to have been associated with Echo Recon. This was the finest group of men I have had the honor & privelege of knowing. My thanks also for this forum. I do appreciate the heart and soul and work that has gone into this website.
Robert Alsup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Somerset, KY USA – Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 00:57:49 (EST)
Leigh, I’ve often thought about you and wondered what you did after college. I didn’t even know that you went to Nam. Thank you for that and for the wonderful website. It is great to know that your life became a wonderful one after the tragedy of such an awful war. I am proud you were my friend. Steve and I are married and have a grandson of our own with another grandbaby on the way! Life is good. Thanks again. Char ‘Chunky’
Charlene Garner Peterson <SPeter6649@aol.com>
Danbury, CT USA – Friday, November 01, 2002 at 21:18:39 (EST)
From a grateful nation, thank you for your service to our country. Your sacrifices and those of your brothers no longer with us were not, and are not, in vein. Live long and in peace, BP 2nd Recon
Bob Ptak <RHPtak@posingenuity.com>
Houston, TX USA – Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 02:47:14 (EDT)
I attend a monthly gathering for supper with Leigh Livermore of Hudson Wi.
Larry DuBois <email@example.com>
New Richmond, Wi USA – Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 23:01:35 (EDT)
jack v. doan jr.
USA – Friday, September 20, 2002 at 22:34:03 (EDT)
Thank You for all you did for us here at home. My brother served with you and I’m so very proud of him and all of you.
Sharon LaCosse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hudson, Wi. USA – Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 02:34:41 (EDT)
I served with HHC 1/5 from Oct 23, 67 to Oct 23, 68. We have an association called The 5th U.S. Cavalry Association and would like to welcome you as a member. Fellow Black Knights and friends!!! Anyone who is currently serving with , previously served with or attached to the 5th Cavalry is welcome to join The 5th U.S. Cavalry Association as a regular member. Friends of the 5th Cavalry are welcome to join as associate members. Send me an email at email@example.com and I will send you an application (Word document) by email or by land mail if you include your land mail address. We welcome you and are proud and thankful you served. Bennie E. Koon, VP Membership The 5th U.S. Cavalry Association 2676 Ashworth Lake Road Snellville, GA 30078-3255 Voice: (770) 979-1322 Fax: (770) 736-8338
Bennie E. Koon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Snellville, GA USA – Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 23:35:19 (EDT)
for many years, i’ve been the “other woman” in bobby springer’s life!! i’m carolyn england. i’ve known all about you guys for years!!!——sure hope i have the honor to meet all or some of you some day—–oh yes—i’m janet’s best friend—i was their maid of honor –in their wedding!!!!!robert’s my hero—all of you are my hero’s
carolyn england <email@example.com>
olathe, ks USA – Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 20:44:58 (EDT)
I am the neice of PFC Ronald Huffman killed in Vietnam on October 4, 1969. He was part of HHC 1/52 198th “Medic Echo Recon.” I plan on building a webpage in his memory and am searching for anyone who may have served with him. Thank you all for serving our country and God bless.
Carolyn Huffman Argeris <NY2CA2WA@aol.com>
Olympia, WA USA – Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 14:03:52 (EDT)
I just came back from my own unit’s reunion (1/52 198th LIB) and I wanted you to know how important I think it is that we keep up with one another and continue the healing process that reunions bring about. Keep up the good work and welcome back!
Jim Walton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Washington, dc USA – Monday, June 24, 2002 at 14:15:52 (EDT)
Just a note to say that a special prayer was said for our Echo Recon Brother Timothy J. “Salty” Brown on Memorial Day and again on May 30,2002. 32 years later, Salty, you are gone but not forgotten! Leigh
Leigh Livermore <email@example.com>
Hudson, WI USA – Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 22:28:08 (EDT)
I am the nephew of Charles Miller. This is the first time in all these years that I knew anything about his tour of duty there. Very interesting.
David Kowaleski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Las Vegas, NV USA – Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 00:33:30 (EDT)
I’m Delmer’s daughter and I thought I’d check this out. God bless you all.
Akron, Oh USA – Monday, May 20, 2002 at 01:04:04 (EDT)
Robert/Bob Cossey is found, He’s not happy we had a reunion without him. Much less for two reunions without him. Contact “Doc” Schramm for any information. I’ll get you guy’s to call me back one way or the other!
“Doc” Schramm <email@example.com/ or firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hutchinson, Mn USA – Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 01:50:56 (EDT)
I supported the 1/5 in the bush around FSB David and Exodus. June 11th I was relieved to get some rest on FSB David after backhauling several tons of rice.My replacements were two of my buddies;one was killed and the other wounded before we got back to FSB David.Dennis Stephens was good man and father of two I believe.He did not make the freedom bird.Steve McDow was assisting him in setting up charges to blow uncovered munitions.After recovering from his wounds he returned much later and made the round trip. Then for my standown I received a ground probe I believe the 14 of June,3 days after Stephens died in action.My head had been spinning since being a survivor of FSB Illingsworth April Fools Day before the Cambodian Incursion. Then came Exodus…what a stink hole mud hole.I endangered not only myself but others in that spot and walked out beyond the perimeter to blow some more trees as the choppers wanted a better approach.Just carrying a case of c-4 and det cord I walked out and saw a trip flare go off.Oops. There I was out past our perimeter without my helmet or weapon and a b-40 or two was fired along with small arms fire.It was short and brief and I dove into a bomb crater hoping they weren’t making their exit by me. The mess tent story and almost blowing myself and others up with a faulty claymore firing device along with going out to retrieve what was left of a chopper that was shot down have left a big lump in my throat ever since and my mind is gone this time of year. Respectfully, Shep
Grants Pass, Or USA – Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 21:59:36 (EDT)
Thank you all for your strength, courage, and pride. May God bless each and every one of you.
Scott Nelson <email@example.com>
Dublin, OH USA – Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 16:06:50 (EDT)
I TEACH U.S.HISTORY AND YOU FOLKS WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. I AM A FRIEND OF LEIGH LIVERMORE.GREAT CITIZEN! CAN USE THIS SITE FOR MY CLASS.
TOM BEDNAROWSKI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
River Falls, WI USA – Monday, April 22, 2002 at 20:48:52 (EDT)
Came in country 7/70. First two guys I met were Burleson and Buynak when I got to FSB Nancy. Served with the mortars until standown. Remember LT. Rice well. He helped me stay with the Cav to finish out my tour. Great site.
Tom Harris <email@example.com>
Diboll, Tx USA – Friday, April 19, 2002 at 16:59:47 (EDT)
Warmest personal regards to all yall serving in Echo Recon, 1/5th July 70 thru our stand down and break up. Good to see names, memories of FSB David, Exodus, Bangor, Perry, Dave, Pete (KIA), Crazy Al, Head, Bruce – haven’t been real vocal over the years, but a day doesn’t go by when some memory with a twinkle in my eye comes alive with faces of some of the best folks I’ve ever been with. Hang in there – “el Tee”
Jesse A. “Andy” Rice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, GA USA – Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 22:28:28 (EDT)
I’ve talked to Robert Bynak and he would really like to join us all at the reunion. He is disappointed that he can not attend. He would love to hear from his friends in E-Recon anytime!
“Doc” Schramm <mschramm@!hutchtel.net>
Hutchinson, MN USA – Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 02:53:03 (EDT)
thanks, for all the great pictures and notes and memories.I can’t wait to hear from some of you.
h.dave douma <email@example.com>
crown point, in. USA – Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 00:33:33 (EDT)
In country 12/70 – 1/72. Served with Echo Co. 1/5 Cav (Gary Owen) till they stood down in April 1971. Doc Urb served with a great bunch of guys till I skyed up to 101st 1/501 for more recon duty. Thanks Big “D”, Buggsy, Dutch, Taco, Big Al, Indian, and all the brothers past and present for doing what no one else wanted to do and keeping my skin intact. Great website warriors, thanks for all your hard work.
Jack Urbany <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Colton, CA USA – Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 06:14:37 (EST)
Great web site. I served briefly with Echo 2/5, Jan and Feb ’69. Only name I remember is Dennis Pupple, Company Commander. Welcome home to all my brothers.
James Kenny <email@example.com>
USA – Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 08:11:35 (EST)
I would like to say thank you to some of the bravest men in the world. I am so thankful that you were there when our country needed you the most. You are a great group and I want to say a special thanks to the “Stallion” I am so glad that the good Lord has brought us together as neighbors!! I am glad that my children have good men like all of you to look up to. I also hope that my sons grow up to love and honor their country as you have done. Once again, in my book all of you deserve a special honor for the sacrifice of your youth that was taken from you. May God watch and keep all of you in his grace and safety. Forever to be highly respected. Your friend B.Kerby
Brenda Kerby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miami, ok USA – Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 05:20:02 (EST)
I love your site and some day would like to thank all the people who fought for my freedom and everyone elses, in person, but for now i will just have to thank them this way!
Kirstie Kerby <email@example.com>
Miami, ok USA – Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 05:13:42 (EST)
Welcome back to the World Bro’s, what a yell went up when that freedom bird’s wheels left da Nam! Freedom isn’t Free. Proudly served with B 2/5 1st Air Cavalry Div.(AM)Black Knights of Nam. Scunion to the Onion!!!70’71’ 3rd plt.1st squad to the front. To All the Boys who didn’t make it home, God Bless. Cambodia was a a heck of a shootout!!!1st Cav destroyed 3 hardcore nva divisions, and enough supplies to arm 2 divisions. We did bring the World in on them.lol take care Eskimo,Peace
Al Cummings <InuaSpirit49@aol.com>
Wa USA – Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 02:00:00 (EST)
I grew up not really knowing much about Vietnam, except from movies, and little did I know Hollywood wasn’t much for factual history. But then I met two awesome people. I work with one and through her and her husband, whom I have tremendous respect for, I have learned so much that Hollywood nor history teachers can teach a person. We went to see the movie “We Were Soldiers” this movie really tore at my heart and made me really realize that I owe all of you Veterans one hell of a thank you for my freedom!! We can never repay you all for what you have not only done for our country but for us Americans. I want to thank Robert and Janet Springer for being such wonderful friends and allowing me the opportunity to live through his and you alls stories about this horrindous war that most of us Americans took for granted. I want to thank God for men like you all. I never imagined war like I have begun to learn about. I have so much enjoyed this web site and look forward for future add-ons. May God Bless each and everyone of you men and your families and to those who have passed on, my prayers will be with you all daily. You all make me proud to be an American. To the respect you all so much deserve!!! I hope someday there will either be a book or a movie about the echo recon cavalry!! Once again, it is a pleasure learning about men like the echo recon cavalry!!
Toni Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Commerce, Ok USA – Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 23:28:11 (EST)
I was in the military, although I’m only 27 years old, I have the upmost respect for all who fought and gave their lives for the war. I work with a guy that served in the unit and I can’t imagine the hell that was vietnam, but for all those that were there, THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! THANK YOU
Robbie Qualls <email@example.com>
baxter springs, ks USA – Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 22:57:58 (EST)
I HEAR A LOT OF YOUR STORIES AT WORK FROM “STALLION” AND IT’S ALMOST LIKE I CAN PICTURE WHAT HE’S TELLING. I’M 28 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH OVER THERE, BUT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART I THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID AS SOLDIERS FOR THE U.S.A!!!!!
JOEY DUGGAN <DUGGAN@SUNNETWORKS.NET>
PITTSBURG, KS USA – Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 19:21:23 (EST)
Retired USAF Msgt here & I just got this site from an ole buddy of mine, Charles(Chuck) Miller, & he is alive & kicking, a few of my old crew thought I was dead after I’d had cancer (thanks Uncle Sam), but yo I’m still alive & doing it too! stay hard guys another Vet JGH, MSGT USAF, ret (on my way to Ger for a mini reunion will see site proper like upon return)
John Hatem <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Abingdon, Md USA – Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 15:06:38 (EST)
I feel as if I already know you guys. Stallion is one, if not, the very best friend I have and he has been so good to share with me so many things, both good and bad. He is however, known to us here at our workplace as “Pop”. I cannot express to any of you how proud I am to “know” you. No one will ever know what you experienced but we should all be so very thankful that you did it for us! I could rattle on for ever, but I just close in saying Peace my friends!!!
Cindy L. Dunnic <email@example.com>
Columbus, KS USA – Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 17:43:10 (EST)
Thanks to all who helped keep my dad alive, and for choosing to remember instead of forget. Peace, Gratitude and Love to all of you!!!!!!!!
David Henry Burleson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
N. Canton, OH USA – Monday, January 28, 2002 at 18:26:51 (EST)
Enthralled by your website! Recognize your pictures from my husband’s photos. Want to get Norbert to your next reunion. I know he would benefit from seeing all of you! Thanks
Marie Burleson <MarieClub3000@aol.com>
Bolivar, Oh USA – Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 23:21:44 (EST)
Good site; served from Sep 70 to Apr 71 with Echo Co. 1/5th Served under LT Rice and SGT Perry Williams as gunner and squad leader
Edward H. Luse
Benton, MS USA – Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 12:18:10 (EST)
Searching for those who served with HHC 1/5, A Co.,B Co, 1/5 Cav – or A Co & B Co., 1/77 Artillery – during 1968. Does anyone recall locations of “major battles” and helicopter crashes during September 1968, in or near Quang Tri Province. A specific battle in question would have probably involved B Co., 1/5 Cav around 9/28/68 (we have been told it was actually in the days before). The FO that was calling in artillery, Sgt. Carl Ussery of HHC 1/5 Cav, a FO and Recon Sergeant serving most of his time in Quang Tri Province/TOC Barbara area, was later extracted and reported killed in a helicopter crash (helicopter shot down). We have been told he was to have received the Silver Star for actions during that battle (never received). Does any of this sound familiar? Any information recalled would be appreciated – from those who might remember Carl Ussery and/or the above mentioned battle and helicopter crash we were told of. Thank you.
Joyce Ussery <email@example.com>
MO USA – Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:18:31 (EST)
great site, served with d 2/5 cav nov69 nov 70. wlcome home to all.and to those who didn’t come home,you are in a better place…peace bros. ken siers lowell ma
kenneth siers <kenneth firstname.lastname@example.org>
lowell, ma USA – Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 12:32:29 (EST)
Hi Guys. I preceeded you by a little. I was Big Sioux 6 india, and 5 india from June, 1968 to June, 1969. Glad to see you have a site. You’re the closest thing I have found to my in-country connection so far. Keep up the good work.
Steve “Skippy” Cox <email@example.com>
Hermosa Beach, CA USA – Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 01:08:42 (EST)
I am the wife of James (Quack??) Coleman. Would like to update address: 803 North Avenue, Hopewell, VA 23860 and request information on the next renuion. Jim has always been very quite and private about his time in Viet Nam, so it was great to see a picture of him in Dennis MacVittie’s photos. Thanks, for sharing.
Hopewell, VA USA – Monday, December 17, 2001 at 13:00:50 (EST)
I am a friend of David Martin that was with Echo Recon. He told me of the site and I ask for the www.address and am very glad I did. I know these photos can never show what kind of life you all must of had to deal with but I for one would like to thank each and every one of you for my freedom as I know it today. This whole country owes you a Great deal, not just you but all the young men that never had a chance to grow old as most of us have…. Adrian Thomas
Adrian Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Beckley, wv USA – Friday, December 07, 2001 at 07:50:27 (EST)
Hi. I am the daughter of Paul Connolly. This is an amazing website. Hopefully, I’ll be able to scan some of my father’s pictures to add to the collection. Great job!
Cathleen Connolly <email@example.com>
North Reading, MA USA – Monday, December 03, 2001 at 22:07:12 (EST)
Hi I am the sister of David Martin that served with you guys in Nam. It was nice to visit this sight, Great Job PS I live next door to David, he is doing great.
Nancy Bragg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Danese , WV USA – Monday, December 03, 2001 at 20:41:46 (EST)
Great sight. Good photos. Was with Naval Advisory Team 159 68-69 and Naval Advisory Group 72-73. Hang tough.
L. Dunn <email@example.com>
Ophir, NC USA – Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 22:25:46 (EDT)
This is Great I Enjoyed Seeing This Site I Served With The 1 Air cav. E co. 2/5 cav an c co. 2/5 1969-1970
charles stackhouse <p.o box 1702>
w.memphis 73201, ar. USA – Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 16:19:01 (EDT)
This is great. I was B 1/5 medic in 70. Remember Doc Schramm well. Remember “Chico” too. I remember Tim Brown as “Oregon”, he 1049’d to Echo from Bravo. I have a picture of him if you would like it for your memorial. You have a great site. I made my first reunion after 29 years. What an experience. I reccomend it to everyone, don’t miss it.
Frank “Doc” Edger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corning, NY USA – Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 17:37:00 (EDT)
What a pleasure to look through your site….and what a surprise to find my old friend from OCS, LT Frank Szczebak, in the address book. Oh, I was CO of A Company 2/8 in and around where you were most of the time in late 70 and early 71. Well worth the visit..Gary Owen.
Larry Whitefield <email@example.com>
lake City, fl USA – Monday, August 27, 2001 at 10:07:30 (EDT)
We are the family of Vietnam casualty, Sgt. Carl Ussery, reported killed in a helicopter crash on September 28, 1968, Quang Tri Province. Carl was a Forward Observer and Recon Sergeant for most of his time in Vietnam, from December, 1967 to September 28, 1968. We are told he worked out of TOC Barbara. If you knew of Carl Ussery and/or recall either the crash of a UH-1D or UH-1H east of LZ Barbara – or a Light Observation Helicopter west of Camp Evans – we would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you. Joyce Ussery
Joyce Ussery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mo USA – Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 16:23:54 (EDT)
Allow another Mongoose Bravo 1/5, 70-71 member welcome all of the Echo men home. Great job on the page!
George Wolsfeld <email@example.com>
Woodstock, Ga USA – Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 19:36:01 (EDT)
Thanks for everything from one grunt to another. Mongoose Bravo 1st Cav. B 1/5,3-6,69-70.
Keith D. Landgrebe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wauwatosa , WI USA – Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 15:03:49 (EDT)
May god bless and keep every one of you who gave heart, soul,life,and limb for our Country. If not for men like you, our Country would’t be what it is today. Thank You men of echo recon! Ssgt. Carlson Roger D. U.S.A.F. F4D-Jet Mechanic. 07/79-06/85
Roger Carlson <email@example.com>
USA – Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 02:00:35 (EDT)
Great Site Echo Recon! I was told about your site from Mike Collins. I was with you guys in a sister company, Mongoose Bravo. I got to the company the day after LZ David was hit. I have been to two reunions of Bravo Company 1st of the 5th. I am hosting the reunion this September 26-30 in Granbury, TX.. We are going to Ft. Hood on friday and B Co. 1 st Bn. 5th Cav is hosting us with a tour of the Post. Visit the Bravo site www.ranger25.com. Welcome Home Echo Recon! Jerrell ( Jay ) Wade
Jerrell Wade <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ft. Worth , TX USA – Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 03:21:10 (EDT)
Hi all, After 31 years I would like to say to all my Recon brothers from Echo Recon 1/5, “Welcome Home”! Tim “Salty” Brown, you will never be forgotten. I look forward to the day that I can meet each of you again. Peace. Leigh
Leigh Livermore <email@example.com>
Hudson, WI USA – Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 22:26:08 (EDT)
Robert….I have known you for quite awhile and have gotten really close to you here lately. You really are a great guy and I am proud to say you are one of my good friends. I miss you like crazy. But I hope you know you are not forgotten. Thank you for all the memories and I hope there are more to come. I enjoy this site along w/ all your ditties. Thank you for all you did for our country and for our freedom. I am very proud of you!!!!! Luv ya lots….Joy
Joy Tyree <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lamar, MO USA – Friday, June 01, 2001 at 23:44:27 (EDT)
31years ago today, Tim “Salty” Brown, lest we forget Mother
Inpls, In USA – Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 21:36:16 (EDT)
Robert, I have came close to you as a very good friend and almost like a sister. You have had me crying and laughing. The great diddies you have written. They have came so close to the brother I have that served in the Vietnam war also.Your always in my heart.
Ruth Thompson <email@example.com>
Picher, OK USA – Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 23:25:52 (EDT)
I thank you so very much for coming and telling us about your experiences in echorecon. It took great courage to put your life on the line to give all of us the freedom that we have now. I would like to thank you for thinking of the children in the future when you were at war. It means alot to all of us. It effects our lives and how we live. If it weren’t for you we wouldn’t have the freedom that we have today. It took great courage to get in front of almost 500 people and tell us a story that we know effects you inside. It means alot to us and now we have more knowlege of what it was like back then in the wars. Thank you so very much.
Ashley Ritter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seneca, MO USA – Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 18:57:21 (EST)
I know it has been a while since you had given that speech, but I would like to thank you for coming. What you told us took great courage. I know how hard it is to tell stories of wars. I would like to thank you all, for putting your lives on the line for our freedom and well-being. It took great courage to do what you did in the wars. Thank you for thinking of us, as kids, and helping us to be free and have our right to live how we want. Your life is as important as ours, but thank you for thinking of us while you were there. It means alot to me, and it means alot to many others. I thank you, so very much for putting your life on the line.
Alisha Richardson <Takisha_12@hotmail.com>
Seneca, MO USA – Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 18:09:40 (EST)
I think the speech that you gave at our Veteran’s Day celebration was really cool.Thanks for coming!!!! We all enjoyed it!
Sarah Miller <email@example.com>
Seneca, Mo USA – Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 11:38:17 (EST)
Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for fellow service members who have risked their lives for the freedoms we all take for granted. Thank you Robert for helping to instill in younger generations the importance of patriotism! The web site is outstanding. Be proud of who you are and what you did. May God richly bless you all for your service.
Tammy Larson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seneca, MO USA – Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 16:30:28 (EST)
Terry (Mother) thank you for sharing some of your treasured stories of your Buds from the Nam! Bless all who have served! America is a better place because of you! Joel.
Joel Breckenridge <joel email@example.com>
Indianapolis, In USA – Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 23:51:12 (EST)
Thank you Mr. Springer. I realize this is a little after Veterans’ Day, but better late than never. Thank you for fighting for our country’s freedom. I think what you did was brave and courageous. Thanks again, Shakira
Shakira Rhoads <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seneca, Mo USA – Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 19:06:05 (EST)
I think that u men are very brave and couragees. I want to go to the MARINES as soon as i get out of high school because of you guys. Robert Springer talked to my school on Veterans DAY. I thank u a lot for coming and appreciate all you have done for our Country. I SALUTE YOU! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
Kolby Durbin <email@example.com>
Seneca, MO USA – Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 20:04:43 (EST)
I read these pages and I am very proud of what these men and others have done for me and our country. I use to work with Robert Springer at ACE Electric, but I am now an Infantry Company Commander in Korea. I’m proud to know him and those like him.
Jim Bob Correll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yongsan, Korea – Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 17:06:01 (EST)
Thanks so very much for putting your life on the line for our FREEDOM! If it wasn’t for you we might not of been free this very minute!!! Thanks a million!!! Megan Hirsch
MEGAN HIRSCH <email@example.com>
seneca, mo USA – Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 11:03:45 (EST)
You guys rock! I really appreciate you fighting for the freedom of our country, the United States. I hope you realize the change you have on a lot of people’s lives. Thanx For fighting for our country
Katie Slaughter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seneca, MO USA – Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:25:59 (EST)
My grandpa was in the WWII and Nam and he has told me stories about people that blew-up right beside him. It sounds like it would be very scary in WWII or Nam with people blowing-up right beside him.±
Devin Jackson <email@example.com>
Seneca, Mo United States – Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:21:00 (EST)
Thank you Mr.Springer for coming to our school and giving us a speech on echrecon. It was interesting. I wish you could tell more but we were frezzing outside. Email me back please.
Cory Rantz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seneca, MO USA – Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:15:40 (EST)
I think that this site was very informational about the war
Seneca, MO USA – Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:13:26 (EST)
I liked your speech alot Mr. Springer. Why didn’t they fire those rifles?
Seneca, MO USA – Friday, November 10, 2000 at 12:33:26 (EST)
I have always been so proud of you Daddy! You’ve been a “POINT” in my life since day one and forever. I love you Stallion. Your Daughter, Holly
HOLLY DRYWATER <email@example.com>
Tahlequah, OK USA – Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 19:20:54 (EDT)
Great web site.Especially so since Ed Hutchins and I went thru AIT at Fort Ord together and NCO School Fort Benning. I was also in the 1st Cav in Bien Hoa and kept track of Hutch during his tour. He visted me many times and I saw to it that the REMFS treated him kindly. Had to beg him to go on R&R because he wanted to stay with his platoon.When he got back I had to tell him the bad news of the ambush and the loss of his people.We were suppose to go home together but he got wounded days before DEROS.It took many years but I found him this month on the internet.
rick janecka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
las cruces, nm USA – Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 17:12:38 (EDT)
My husband served in Vietnam but never discusses it. We visited the Vietnam wall in Washington, D.C., and he practically ran past it without looking. Robert’s poetry has given me insight into why it’s hard for Vietnam vets to discuss their experiences. But I see he’s not the only talented poet in the group! You are a special group of guys. Thanks for sharing your photos, letters, writing, and celebrating the bond you share.
Susan Moritz <email@example.com>
Grove, OK USA – Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 16:59:36 (EDT)
Great site, and I’d also like to say ‘Love you Dad (Jerry/Degree), and proud of you, too…’
Ryan Trumm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eau Claire, WI USA – Monday, July 24, 2000 at 15:10:52 (EDT)
Wow, what should one say to those who have helped to preserve the freedom that so many of us americans so easily forget at times. We live in a land of comfort and securty thanks to your efforts over seas. Thank you for all that you have given us.
Chris Robinson <email@example.com>
Miami, OK USA – Friday, July 21, 2000 at 18:28:41 (EDT)
I never, but never, give my full name but on behalf of my entire family–husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 grandaughter, 2 grandsons–want to thank you for your service in Viet Nam. My husband is USN retired and retired just before Desert Storm so never saw combat but he’s proud of those that did. It was not his choice not to serve in combat but due to age restrictions and health needed to retire since his time served was in. Thanks guys and may God bring you peace at last for a job well done. Why is it so easy for us to pay homage to our Vets one day and forget them the other. Just wanted to stand up and say “Thanks”.
Sharon Woolsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Garden Grove, CA USA – Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 18:55:42 (EDT)
I enjoyed seeing all of you again at the reunion. You became a family and formed some very strong bonds that will never be broken. I want to say thanks for giving three children a wonderful father. We have been blessed with him as a guiding force in our lives. I hope to see you all again. Cherish Rene’
Yorktown, IN USA – Monday, June 05, 2000 at 20:35:30 (EDT)
Enjoyed the site. The pictures were, well…funny as #$@!. I haven’t known Robert very long, but he’s a great guy, and a special friend. I enjoyed hearing his diddys, and the stories about NAM. He’s the kind of guy that can give you a realistic insight about our freedom, and that the heroes aren’t only those who lived, but those who lost their lives for our country. Thank you Robert for everything.I also meant to thank everyone else who served our country to gain our freedom as well. Thank you and God bless.
Columbus, KS USA – Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 21:13:05 (EDT)
Sincere thanks to all of you for protecting my freedoms. Thanks Rob for pointing me to this site.Nice to see some of your ditties here too!God bless you all.
Sun Lakes, AZ USA – Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 22:17:33 (EDT)
In Memory of Tim “Salty” Brown who died 30 years ago tomorrow (30 May 70). You were only with us a short time buddy, but you are not forgotten.
Indianapolis, In USA – Monday, May 29, 2000 at 10:36:07 (EDT)
The Echo Recon reunion changed the “Nam” statement “Don’t mean nothing” into “It meant a hell of a lot.”I am very proud to have served with the “outstanding” young men of Echo 1st of the 5th, 1st Cav.It was great to get together 30 years following. Many thanks “Mother”, “Bird”, “Homer Jean”, and “Doc” for the idea, and carrying it out all the way through “mission accomplished.”I trust we will do it again!
Jerry Trumm “Degree” <email@example.com>
Baraboo, WI USA – Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 22:52:44 (EDT)
I appreciated the insight on nick names ,revealing character;producing an indistinguishable bond.Learned something new about Viet Nam. Appreciated the unity factor. …. and the sacrifice… thanks
Grove, OK USA – Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 17:30:54 (EDT)
I enjoyed your site and scoping out all the photos there. Very Interesting indeed. I have known Robert for around 5 years now and he is a great guy. Thanks Robert for inviting me to check this site out. I had fun and enjoyed seeing you in those photos. Especially you w/ your cute little cupid doll and not to mention fig leaf and all. You definately were named stallion for a reason.Thanks for a job well done in Nam.
Picher, OK USA – Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 16:54:25 (EDT)
I started a Poetry Open Mic in our small town a couple of years ago, and it was there I met Robert Springer. He appears to be a man of character and integrity and I’m proud to call him my friend. And he is a dynamite poet (for those of you who haven’t heard him read his ditties).Thanks, guys, for the part you played in getting him out of Nam alive.
Judy Sadler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Grove, OK USA – Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 15:52:49 (EDT)
Great job on the web site. Had a great time at the reunion.Looking forward to keeping in touch in the future.
Mark “Doc” Schramm <email@example.com>
Hutchinson, MN USA – Monday, May 15, 2000 at 11:21:34 (EDT)
The reunion in Indianapolis gave me a new lease on life. Echo Recon will always be family. It was an honor and a privilege to have served with you. Peace my brothers.
Robert E. Springer “Stallion” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miami, Ok USA – Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 21:05:39 (EDT)