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Date Posted: 10:40:39 09/28/09 Mon
Author: Felipe M O'Bryan
Subject: Re: 444th Engineer Detachment?
In reply to: Gary Wrestler 's message, "Re: 444th Engineer Detachment?" on 17:11:51 02/26/08 Tue

>>Welcome Home Vets.
>>I'm on mission seeking information of my dad's service
>>in Vietnam. He served with the 444th from 66-68 at
>>Pleiku and An Khe. Up til now, I've found no former
>>soldiers of the 444th, so I've been checking with
>>other units I know were in the same areas. These
>>would include "B" co 84th, 511th eng co., 630th eng
>>co., and the 937th eng group. Dad's name was SPC5
>>Jimmy Lang and he served as an asphalt equipment
>>operator. He started at Ft Leonard Wood and rotated
>>back through Ft Riley. He died in 1989 from Agent
>>Orange related lymphoma. Anybody who remembers the
>>444th would be of interest to me as I seek to get a
>>fuller picture of his tours in Vietnam. Thanks.
>
>
>I was with the 444th Eng.Det. from 1967- 1969 in
>Ankhe, I am sorry for your loss due to PTSD, LLC,from
>Agent Orange, and othermed problems I really don't
>remember a lot, hell, I've spent the last thirty some
>years trying to forget it.
> Sorry, I get a bit carried away. Our C.O. was Lt.
>Larry R. Booth, 1968-1969, Joseph (Joe) Graveling was
>our frist Sgt. an E-5 WE were a small det. about 26
>men, it seems like I remember Jimmy Lang, but at this
>point I really couldn't say for sure. Others were Sp-4
>Jagodzinski, Pfc Zurrubba, Pfc. Vanpelt, Childs,and
>Granny, My MOS 62D20 however, I was also the C.O.s
>jeep Driver, then gook honcho, over 65 civilions
>working on the compound, I was also with B co.84 eng.
>I hope this will help you in some way, if you should
>have contact with any others, Please ask them to
>contact me, Thank you, Gary
>remember, united we stand...

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  • Re: 444th Engineer Detachment? -- Jim Churchwell, 00:42:15 10/14/11 Fri
  • Re: 444th Engineer Detachment? -- Jim Churchwell, 01:24:20 11/23/14 Sun

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