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For Lt JJ Knepper, Tom Litney had me care for his pictures as he was dying from brain cancer. 541st Military Intelligence Detachment. If the above url doesn't work, go to my facebook page "Joseph I Rooney" and look for the album 541st MID.

Added: July 23, 2015
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I am looking for Ray Cronk who served with me in Vietnam 1970-1971 with the 11th Cav 2/11. Married to Jean. Last known address year 1977 Temple, Texas.

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Served from 72-83,did not serve with the Cav,i have been building models for as long as i can remember, well the thing is, is that i've heard good, good things about the Cav that i wanted to build the vehicles they used in the Nam, not able to send you all any pictures and just thought to sign your Guestbook,Go Blackhorse,Go Army!

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Served from 72-83,did serve with the Cav, however i've building military models for as long as i can remember, well the thing is, is that i've heard good, good things about the Cav that i would build the vehicles they used the Nam, not able to send you all any pictures and just thought to sign your Guestbook,Go Blackhorse,Go Army!

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I have lfound quite a few photos from 1968 of the 541st MID. Would like to hear from someone who could tell me more about them, especially if you knew Lt. Thomas Knepper from Chicago.

Added: July 7, 2015
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Update 5. You can see the 1st 470+ photos I have scanned so far of the 2,000 or so that I took in Viet Nam August 68-69 in my Facebook Albums. My Facebook link is Palfi Laughologist Rinehart. Click on "Photos", click on "Albums", go down to the 7th row to a picture of a really hard looking Afro American Trooper. That is my Viet Nam Album "Clown at War" Album. I hope you enjoy it. Any "Comments", criticisms or added information are appreciated. My phone number in England is 01144 1329 832695. Ring anytime and I can call you back immediately. Be Lucky, "Doc" Rinehart AKA Hurst Palfet Rinehart "Palfi"

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Update 4 from "Doc" Rinehart. I have spoken with George Red Elk who remembers lifting a KIA out of his Tank D13 on August 13, 1969 in a Firefight at Loc Ninh. He does not remember the man's name but that he had only been on D13 a few days. "Chief", as I heard him called that day" was TC, but said he was loader that day and had given Sgt Charles Crockett Matthews Command of the tank. I think Mattews had been on D33 with 3rd Platoon and Ken Hendricks before, but D33 had been blown up. Red Elk remembers that all 3 Platoons were out together that day. Matthews was the only KIA in 11ACR that day. He had just sent his wife Mary a letter that morning marked Noon August 13, 1969. The 1st Platoon leader Lt. Richard Wallach was also horribly wounded in that Ambush. He was shot through one lung and his arm. He was dusted off on the same chopper as Sgt Matthews and laid out upon his corpse. There was a Medic Wallach remembers as Stephans. The only Stephans I can find in any of the Unit Rosters is Ronald E. Stephens of HHT 1st Squadron. I do not know if he was a Medic. Perhaps it was a Medic on a dust off chopper from another unit. I am in communication with Charles Crockett Matthews's widow Mrs Mary Matthews Singleton and she has been most grateful to receive more details surrounding the circumstances of her husband's death. They were childhood sweethearts and married for four years since the age of 18. As I mentioned before, the Loader on the Tank D31 that I rode on with Lt Steven Linthwaite, was wounded in the legs from the shrapnel caused by an RPG that went through the front of our tank. I would like to know his name too. It might have been John Klinepeter or Larry Parks. I am still looking for the Afro American Medic I spoke to the day after the big Firefight on the 13th where Matthews was killed. You can see a picture of him with Lt Steven H.Linthwaite at an October 69 Stand Down in Quan Loi in a picture in Quinton and Avery's D Company Website in the 1969 Photo Gallery by Ron Pineau. Please forgive me for all these long drawn out inquiries, but I have let all this lie for 45 years and need to resolve things a little. I'll repeat: I was only in Heavy Combat 3 days and nights and home in about 10 days and in serious shock for about 6 months. I have suffered with PTSD every since and any names will help. I do not expect miracles, but I have made tremendous progress so far over the last 5 months thanks to this wonderful website, Whitepages and talking with and exchanging emails with 11thACR Tankers: contacting and discovering the Platoon Leader I was with that fatal day(Steven H. Linthwaite), the name of the KIA that day(Charles Crockett Matthews), where I was(Loc Ninh NDP), the unit I was with (£rd Platoon D Company), and the man who lifted Charles Crockett Matthews, 22 years old and In Country only 55 days out from a large puddle of blood in the bottom of a tank(D13) I was called to attend(George Red Elk, exchanged emails and Facebook Messages with his widow (Mary Matthews Singleton of Clyde, North Carolina)and learned a great deal about how a squadron is structured, operates and how a crew functions. I have also discovered that, in spite, of how "tight" certain tank crews were, not many people knew others outside of it and sometime did not even get to know the names of fellow crew members, because people were shifted about so often to fulfill vacancies, dusted off, replaced, and killed. I spent most of my time in fairly secure rear areas helping to run the Aid Station at Regimental Headquarters in Bien Hoa, at the 37th Medical Company Emergency Unit at Blackhorse Camp, working in the Vietnamese Hospital at Xuan Loc and at Quan Loi. Yes; I treated the severely wounded, processed a couple of KIA's, experience a few rocket attacks and drove the ambulance with the severely wounded and KIA's through tracers at night from Bien Hoa to the Hospital at Long Binh, went out on MEDCAPS,but my 3 days and nights with D Company were Hell on Earth. I am actually glad I experienced it, even though it tore me open a new perspective I lived for 3 days only what 1 out of 12 guys went through for months on end. Absolute terror, loneliness and a harsh reality. Big respect!

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Got news that Mike Gould passed away he was with HOW 2/11,1970/71. He's from Meeker CO.

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I'm Great Lawson-Boone of James Garfield Lawson and I'm grateful that he is remembered.
My mom never spoke of him to me and I only recently got to know what he looked like.
if you have good memories of him, I would like to hear from you.
Kindest regards,
Greta.
Thank you for your service.


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Mary Matthews Singleton who is the widow of of Sgt Charles Crockett Matthews who rode on D33 with D Company 3rd Platoon who was KIA on D33 on August 13, 1969. She is still hoping to get more information about Sgt Matthew's circumstances on that day. She is also hoping to find the person she met at the 2012 Blackhorse reunion to whom she lent the last photograph she took of her husband at the graduation at Fort Knox Armory School and who promised to publish it in Thunder Run and return it to her. That might have been to the picture editor who recently passed away that I believe Alan Hathaway may have mentioned somewhere not so long ago. Mary wrote me that she received a letter a few weeks after Charles Matthews was KIA from someone named Roland Stephens who said he was a medic with Charles when he died, but that she is not 100% sure because he gave no other information. If Charles was the KIA I attended it could not have been Stephens. I have searched the Master Roster, D CO, 1/11 Roster,Unit Rosters and the 37th MED CO Roster and cannot find Roland Stephens.

Added: June 5, 2015
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