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Subject: Re: E Co. CC&S - 1970

Wayne G. Caudill
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Date Posted: 10:10:26 10/11/05 Tue
In reply to: Roger Bland 's message, "Re: E Co. CC&S - 1970" on 05:22:15 07/10/05 Sun

>I'm trying to refresh my memory concerning this message.I was assigned to this unit to the best of my memory approx. Mar/Apr 69-70 and sometime mid year was relocated to the Depot. I came to Vietnam (mos) Military Police and was assigned to permanent securty guard along with other MP's.I was on guard tower #1 closet to the main gate.Also,if my memory serves me correct, the tower hit that night was located on top of a big rock near the base of the mountain. I have always wandered if the person in the tower hit survived.

I was just several feet behind the new guy that lost both of his lower extermities. Best that I can remember, his leg below the knee and his foot above the ankle.I ran out the front of the barricks that night to a fox hole near the mortar tube. When I saw the guys start the tank I ran that way because I did not have my weapon. As I was runing the new guy was just ahead of me when he got caught up in the tracks of the tank. As well, I've always hoped the best for him. He had started to go into shock before he was taken out of th copound.

I don't know if you remember me, but I was on guard duty one night and was hit in the head by another soldier trying to hide in a truck or jeep to sneak out of the compound and go to a local vill for a little r&r or drugs. Afterwards I passed out in the Capt.'s office and was medevaced to the hospital in Qui nhon and the sent to Cam Rhan Bay before returning back to the unit.

If by chance you remember me let me hear back. The would be the first time I have had any contact with anyone that was located with me since DEROS from Vietnam.


Wayne G. Caudill

I'm responding to a fairly old posing concerning John
>L Marchelli. I served with the 526th CC&S (Co E Troop
>Command) 5/69-4/70. I was on Sgt Miller's M88 crew and
>later volunteered for the Permanent Security Force I
>don't know if your still working on his claim but I
>remember that the Co Cpt Beegle had a M113 APC
>equipped with a light from a M60 Tank. It was Zeon
>Light. The APC also was equipped with a Mini Gun. A
>picture of SNOOPY was painted on the side and as I
>recall it was nicknamed the HEAD BEEGLE.
>If I can help in any way please let me know.
>If you have collected any information the 526thCC&S
>(Co E Troop Command)please let me know.
>I'm looking for informantion about the fire fight June
>7-8 1969. I'm trying to find the name of the guy who
>came into county with me. We were both Guard Tower
>Duty that night. He was hit with a B 40 Rocket. He was
>still alive when they medevaced him out.
>I'm also trying to find out inforation about an
>incident that happend during an alert. A new guy was
>trying to mount an M88. The crew member that was
>driving wasn't aware that (the new guy) was trying ot
>come aboard. As the 88 moved out the new guy slippped
>between the track and sprocket. He lost both his legs.
>Looking for information about the night that the
>Company Armor (69-70) was fooling around with a 45
>pistol he wasn't aware that a round was still in the
>chamber. He shot the guy next to me. He wasn't killed
>because he was wearing his flack jacket. We were
>preparing to go out on Guaard Duty.
>Looking for informantin about a Lt. new to the unit.
>He was inspecting the Towers. H&I was called in during
>his inspection. He was hit at the base of Tower 4
>during the H&I.
>Roger Bland SP/4
>526th CC&S 69-70

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