The Men I served with

Posted on October 26, 2010


/>In this section, I am going to post as many pictures as I have of all of the men that I actually served with. The photos will have frames around them as they are the ones I use on the DVD that I have made for Charlie Troop.  I have received many photos from the men I have swerved with. Most of the photos that I had taken in Vietnam were destroyed when some unkind person pulled the film out of the canisters and exposed them to the light.

When you view these pictures, take the time to look at the youthful faces, the hollow eyes, and try to think just what might have been going through their minds at that exact moment.
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There will be more photos to come. I will take the time to frame each one and name those that I can. All photos that get added will be of people who served during my Tour of Duty.

Today I received a DVD with many pictures on it. Roger Maddox served in Charlie Troop from 1968 to 1969. I searched for Roger and when I finally had the right number his wife told me that Roger had passed away a year before. She said Roger always wanted to get in touch with his comrades. I’m sorry that I was late. I am going to place many of those photos here. I don’t have all the names but maybe someone reading this will be able to help me out.


               Picture 1. Roger Maddox  Picture 2 Roger and Me

Picture 3 Roger and Sonny Boles   Picture 4-6 Unsure  Picture 7 Roger On Repel   picture 8 Roger with Blues Mascot  picture 9 Roger interacting with Vietnamese Kids

Picture 10 -11 Not sure    Picture 12 Daily detail Human Waste incineration  picture 13 Not all Missions are a success Tail Number 442

A Special “Thank You” to Mrs Maddox. Roger will always be one of my best friends.

Roger passed away on September 1, 2009 RIP my friend.

Recently I have made contact with four other Charlie Troop Blues. John Drnek, Travis Bright and Larry Oestringer all served from 67-68. Paul Cartwright served 68-69. I don’t have a photo of Paul yet but I do of the others. I have good memories of all four. I added a photo to the end of the other above showing Travis Bright, myself ad Larry Oestringer.

Phil Merritt finally found SSG Artie Sanders. Artie sent me his picture.