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5 May 68

Postby NickB » Sun May 05, 2013 5:30 pm

The memories are still there....the faces of the men still there.....the names......NEVER FORGET.
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby Bob Bihari » Sun May 05, 2013 6:51 pm

Amen Brother... rough day back then, and today too .....

KIA An Bao:

ALLEN, ROBERT SAMUEL
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Private First Class, E3, Posthumous Promotion to CPL, US51979167, MOS 11B10
Home of Record: North Bergen, NJ
Date of Birth: August 14, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: December 10, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 147
Casualty Type A1, Burns, Panel 54E - Row 042

BACKES, BRUCE RICHARD
"C" Company, 3rd Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Specialist 4th Class, E4, US52687765, MOS 11B20
Home of Record: Titusville, NJ
Date of Birth: November 8, 1946, Age at time of loss: 21, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 1, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 247
Casualty Type A1, Gun, small arms fire, Panel 54E - Row 042

DENNISON, CORTLAND ELLIS
"C" Company, Mortar Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Private First Class, E3, Posthumous Promotion to CPL, US51945449, MOS 11C10
Home of Record: Cave City, KY
Date of Birth: November 18, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: March 12, 1968, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 54
Casualty Type A1, MFW, Panel 55E - Row 009

DULAC, MALCOLM CYRIL
"A" Company 1st Sergeant, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
First Sergeant, E8, RA11186589, MOS 11G50
Home of Record: Dexter, ME
Date of Birth: December 25, 1931, Age at time of loss: 36, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 30, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 218
Casualty Type A1, Gun, small arms fire, Panel 55E - Row 010

FERGUSON, JAMES DONAHUE
"A" Company, 2nd Platoon, 2nd Squad, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Sergeant, E5, US56580348, MOS 11B40
Home of Record: West Plains, MO
Date of Birth: July 5, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 1, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 247
Casualty Type A1, Gun, small arms fire, Panel 55E - Row 011

GUENTHER, CARLYLE
"A" Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry**
Staff Sergeant, E6, US56499912, MOS 11B40
Home of Record: Garfield, MN
Date of Birth: October 12, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: June 6, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 334
Casualty Type A1, Gun, small arms fire, Panel 55E - Row 014

HARBISON, SHERRON EVERETT
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Squad, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Sergeant, E5, US53840128, MOS 11B2P
Home of Record: Flint, MI
Date of Birth: October 22, 1946, Age at time of loss: 21, Married
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 1, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 247
Casualty Type A1, MFW, Panel 55E - Row 015

HILLMAN, RONALD ARWED
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Private First Class, E3, Posthumous Promotion to CPL, US54511287, MOS 11B10
Home of Record: Texas City, TX
Date of Birth: August 27, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Married
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: January 27, 1968, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 99
Casualty Type A1, Burns, Panel 55E - Row 019

HINTON, DENNIS EDWARD
"A" Company Executive Officer, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
First Lieutenant, O2, O5334402, MOS 1542
Home of Record: Englewood, CO
Date of Birth: September 18, 1943, Age at time of loss: 25, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 8, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 240
Casualty Type A1, ARM, Panel 55E - Row 017

LESKA, ROBERT JOHN
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Sergeant, E5, RA11800756, MOS 11B40
Home of Record: Trumbull, CT
Date of Birth: July 20, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: March 13, 1968, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 53
Casualty Type A1, Burns, Panel 55E - Row 021

LOWE, DONALD EVERETT
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Private First Class, E3, Posthumous Promotion to CPL, US56958785, MOS 11B10
Home of Record: Tacoma, WA
Date of Birth: January 29, 1947, Age at time of loss: 21, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: December 19, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 138
Casualty Type A1, Hostile, MFW, Panel 55E - Row 021

STEPHENSON, DONALD RAY
"A" Company, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Specialist 4th Class, E4, US53908479, MOS 11B2P
Home of Record: Shelbyville, TN
Date of Birth: November 11, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: December 9, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 148
Casualty Type A1, Burns, Panel 55E – Row 032

TABOR, BRUCE WAYNE
"HHC" Medic, Assigned to "A" Company, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Private First Class, E3, RA16917127, MOS 91A10
Home of Record: Aurora, CO
Date of Birth: October 22, 1949, Age at time of loss: 18, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: February 8, 1968, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 87
Casualty Type A1, MFW, Panel 55E - Row 032

WEBB, FRANK WRIGHT
"A" Company, 1st Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
First Lieutenant, O2, O5340990, MOS 1542
Home of Record: Kenbridge, VA
Date of Birth: December 30, 1946, Age at time of loss: 21, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 1, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 247
Casualty Type A1, Gun, Small Arms Fire, Panel 55E - Row 035

WELLS, RICHARD FOY
"A" Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
Specialist 4th Class, E4, US54564439, MOS 11B10
Home of Record: Little Rock, AR
Date of Birth: November 22, 1947, Age at time of loss: 20, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: December 13, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 144
Casualty Type A1, Burns, Panel 55E - Row 035

Sleep well Brothers.
A Company '68. WIA An Bao

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Re: 5 May 68

Postby Harry Wilson » Sun May 05, 2013 7:46 pm

Indeed, never forget. Thanks, Bob. Jay Copley called today and I called Gary Quint. Fred Maida called Jay. I am traveling, but cell is 314-799-1843. We Had relatives of at least three of the 5 May KIA families at the just completed reunion. It was very special. If you don't have a sense if this anniversary, check out the numerous war stories about it on this site. Harry
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby NickB » Mon May 05, 2014 1:37 am

They say time heals... So why am I still hurting and remembering the sacrifice made by all on 5May68
NEVER FORGET
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby Jim Sheppard » Mon May 05, 2014 2:04 am

I had a chance to visit Bruce Backes' grave a few weeks back...on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. His marker was somewhat overgrown with thick grass & I cut it away so the entire stone could be seen. I then took a new photo & replaced the old one on his memorial page. I was not at the battle, but back at Uplift that day. I will never forget Ron Heinecke coming to tell me Bruce had been killed. I quit the war that day...but it was pointless...as that war has had a hold on me ever since.

It has given me great personal satisfaction to be a part of the memorial efforts you all have supported for all our men killed in action.

I will be thinking of all of you "survivors" today...as you all go through your remembrances in your own ways.

God bless you all.
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby bbontemps » Mon May 05, 2014 8:41 pm

God's blessings to all of you who are reliving 46 years ago.
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby Devi123 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:21 pm

HINTON, DENNIS EDWARD
"A" Company Executive Officer, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry
First Lieutenant, O2, O5334402, MOS 1542
Home of Record: Englewood, CO
Date of Birth: September 18, 1943, Age at time of loss: 25, Single
173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam
Start of Tour: September 8, 1967, Date of Casualty: May 5, 1968, Days in Country: 240
Casualty Type A1, ARM, Panel 55E - Row 017
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby NickB » Wed May 06, 2015 2:01 am

You are not forgotten... I remember 5May68
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby NickB » Thu May 05, 2016 2:06 am

Just when the memories fade..5May68 becomes real again..forever young.
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Re: 5 May 68

Postby harley hawkins » Thu May 05, 2016 3:30 pm

Thinking of all you guys in A company bad day.


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