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Subject: Re: 526th CC&S/ E Company TROOP CMD

SFC Retired Keith L. Johnson
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Date Posted: 12:05:51 03/25/14 Tue
In reply to: Wayne G. Caudill 's message, "Re: 526th CC&S/ E Company TROOP CMD" on 11:18:00 10/11/05 Tue

Would like to know if anyone knew my dad who was a cook during his tour. His name was John T. Blackston Jr. His rank at the time was SP5 and was a cook. He was injured in the attack but no mention of a Purple Heart to his credit.
If you knew him please reply.
Thank you.
SFC(R) Keith L. Johnson

>>Would appreciate hearing from any of you guys that
>>served 1969-1970. I have alot of memories and photos.
>>Would like to know what your doing and how things are
>>going for you. It was my pleasure to have commanded
>>such a remarkable bunch guy. Hope to hear from you.
>>Warmest Regards, Chuck Beegle(LTC)R
> I've been browsing the internet for quite some time
>and just now found this message board. I think your
>were my CO while I was in Vietnam. My records have
>been lost so I wasn't sure what unit I was assigned
> I was assigned as a security guard, my MOS was
>Military Police. Was stationed with other MP's and we
>were assigned tower guard from 6pm til 6am each night.
>During the day we would rotate gate guard at the main
> I can remember H&R fire and being hit with B-40
>rockets. That same night a new guy on tower guard
>located on top of a big rock below the mountain took a
>direct hit. Do you recall if he lived. Also, I was
>just behind the new guy that lost both feet and leg
>when we both were running towards the tank. He had
>just fallen backwards when I had gotten closer to the
>tank. He went into shock before he was medevaced out.
>He had lost a tremendous amount of blood. Can you
>recall if he made it ok?
> One night I wason security guard at the main gate.
>Myself and the other guard on duty with me searched a
>truck tring to leave the compound and found an
>unauthorized soldier trying to get out the gate
>without permission. When we got him out and after I
>had turned my back he struck on the left side of my
>head. I remember you had me and the soldier that hit
>me in your office and apparently I passed out and came
>to at the Qui Nhon Hospital. I was there for about a
>week and a half the air ambulatoried To Cam Rhan Bay
>for about two weeks. While there I had to stand guard
>with a m-14 and 6 rounds of ammo each night. I was
>sent to Cam Rhan Bay just after the sapper attack took
>place. I wasn't looking forward to being sent there.
>As a matter of fact I went to the CO mid way of my 2nd
>week and asked him to sent me back to my unit. I
>believe some time afterwards I was re assigned to the
> If by chance you remember me and can remember having
>me medevaced to the Qui Nhon Hospital please let me
>know. My medical records were lost and the only proof
>I have is a medical document that states perferated
>eardrum. I was in both hospitals combined for
>approximatley one month. Also, I need a buddy
>statement when we came under rocket attack and a new
>guy took a direct hit on his tower. That night I was
>located in tower #1 and he was in #4. Another
>statement concering the new guy losing both of his
>legs. I have been clasified with PTSD in 1982 and this
>would help with my service disability claim.
> It has been 35 years since I have had any contact
>with anyone that I served with and without any rcords
>I wasn't real sure of my unit. It would be great to
>hear from you and if you have any pictures let me know
>and I would me more than glad to pay you for them.
> Sincerely,
> Wayne G. Caudill

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