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Message Number: 921 - Saturday, June 17, 2017 15:28:15 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Don Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Plt.
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

Just to inform all that the Association has remmited a donation to the "Fathers Day Rose" ceremony at the "Wall" in Washington DC, along with a list of all our 95 KIA's. I was assured that a red rose would be placed at each name.

Happy Fathers Day!!

Deeds not Words

Don


Message Number: 920 - Monday, May 29, 2017 16:50:21 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  bill schwindt
Your Unit (if any):  4th platoon
Dates Served:  66-67
Comments:

Guys, Today, as is normal for me, a group of us 25th Division vets presented a beautiful wreath made up of fresh flowers to look like the 25th Division patch at our state Vietnam Memorial. Those of you who attened the Portland Reunion will know exactly where that is, as our remembrance ceremony took place there.

The flyover today was two jets, very loud. There was a heavy cloud cover so we couldn't see them. But WOW could we ever hear them. Maybe because of the cloud cover, maybe because the two jets spaced themselves so that as the noise from the first one started to lessen, the noise from the second one got louder. Anyway, it reminded me of the noise of war.

When I returened home, but still at Oakland Army processing station, they offered us a pass if we wanted, since we were going to have to stay overnight and be processed in the AM. I looked up in the sky, there were no flashes of light going off, no bomb noise, no artillery sounds, none of these loud noises that we lived with for an entire year. They were gone, I was home, I was safe.

I was reminded of that today at our Memorial Day servces. Silence is a beautiful noise.

bill


Message Number: 919 - Monday, May 29, 2017 15:40:52 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  Barbara Rhodes
Comments:

I just read the beautiful tributes to Larry below, and the tears are flowing. Thank you all so much for the heartfelt words, the exquisite floral arrangement you sent for his funeral, all of the cards, gifts, and phone calls, but most of all for your love and support. You have helped me, more than you can ever know, get through the worst months of my life, and I want you to know how grateful I am. Don, Dave, Rick, Arturo, and Art were there by my side, but I know they represented all of you. We have become family over the years (brothers and sisters) and you all meant so much to Larry......thank you for loving and respecting him so much. See you in September! Our daughters Donna and Kellie and son-in-law Clark are joining me and look forward to meeting those of you who were unable to be with us last month. God bless you!


Message Number: 918 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 05:29:49 PST
Posted From: Hungary
Name:  Paul Bacon
Comments:

I am currently reading a book about the battle of Ap Cho, called Absolution, and I wanted to acknoledge and thank the brave warriors who defended my country so well. My father served in WWII on a PT boat, and I was taught at an early age to appreciate the freedom that so many have sacrificed their lives to protect.

I thank the Warriors who fought at Ap Cho!

sincerely,

Paul Bacon

Santa Cruz CA


Message Number: 917 - Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:20:34 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Donald Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th plt
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

LARRY RHODES - MEMORIAL

Larry’s funeral service was on Monday, April 24, 2015. He was buried with full Military honors at the Veterans National Cemetery at Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I was proud to join with my brothers Rick DeNomme, Dave Gehr, Art Mandler, and Arturo Buentello representing Charlie Company at the services, as well as showing support for our sister Barbara.

Rick and I arrived in Las Vegas NM on Thursday, April 20. We met for dinner and had a great visit. At 10 a.m. Friday, Carolyn, and I along with Rick and Art met Barbara for a visitation, followed at 1:30 p.m. with a Celebration of Larry’s Life in the chapel at Rogers Mortuary. Also in attendance were many of Larry and Barb’s family and friends. This was followed by a wonderful New Mexican buffet dinner at Charlie’s attended by all. Charlie’s is one of Larry and Barb’s favorites.

Saturday we all met at Rogers Mortuary at 10 a.m. to pay respects. Then it was over to Dick’s, (another favorite) for lunch. Many of us had a Hamburger in honor of Larry’s favorite meal. After lunch we traveled up to Larry and Barb’s wonderful house in the hills above Rociada, NM, with its out of this world view of the mountains. We had a good time and it would have made Larry happy.

On Sunday we met up with Arturo and his lovely wife Dora and we went over to the Chapel to pay final respects to Larry. From there we again went up to the house. Around 4 pm I went back to Las Vegas and picked up Dave Gehr and brought him back to the house. Barbara was thrilled to see him.

On Monday we all met at Rogers Mortuary and followed Larry from Las Vegas, NM, to the Veterans National Cemetery at Santa Fe, NM. I was honored along with Rick and Dave to be asked to be Pallbearers.

I cannot say enough about Larry and Barbs family and friends. They are such wonderful, warm, and caring people. They made us feel like part of the family. Almost every time I was introduced, the first thing they would say is, Larry talked about you, and all of his Army buddies often.

Rest in Peace Brother!


Message Number: 916 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 15:12:42 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  bill schwindt
Your Unit (if any):  4th plt
Dates Served:  66-67
Comments:

70-71 guys, Ron Wisher was mentioned by several 70-71 guys. I could never find him. It turns out his name is Ron Wichers, and his D co friend just told me about him. He's written a book called "on the fault".

I'll find him soon and if you remember him get back to me so I can connect you guys. He's in CA, can't get a phone # that works for him. I'll get a letter in the mail to him today.


bill


Message Number: 915 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:18:21 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Don Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Plt
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

Sorry to report that we lost another "Brother-in-Arms". Received a message from Exie Carmichael that her husband Bob Carmichael, BN CMDR 69-70 passed away August 29, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother!


Message Number: 914 - Monday, April 17, 2017 12:43:23 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Donald R. Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Platoon
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

Our Brother-in-Arms, Larry R. Rhodes will be laid to rest Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. The services will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to the funeral, on Friday April 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. there will be visitation with prayer, and a Celebration of Larry's life at 1:30 p.m. at Rogers Mortuary.

Please go to www.RogersMortuarynm.com for completed details and read Larry's obituary.

Larry was a "Mans Man" and a "Soldiers Soldier"

"Rest in Peace Brother", I will forever miss you.

Don


Message Number: 913 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:18:28 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  art mandler
Your Unit (if any):  4th plt c/3/22
Dates Served:  1967
Comments:

I just wanted to take a minute to say what a wonderful guy Larry was. As I began my nomadic RV\ traveling around the western US a few years ago, Santa Fe was a port to me. I always got to see Larry and Barb when I was here. Sometimes going to their place to take a ATV tour with Larry, sometimes eating Barb's pies, which she informed me tasted so great cause teh crust was made from scratch....with lard! I had the chance to visit with both of them a few weeks ago when Larry was in the Hospital I Albuquerque. Then after he was transferred to the rehabilitation place in Las Vegas (NM). I was very surprised how clear headed and focused he seemed to be after having some tumor removed from his brain. The last time I was at the rehab place I just got the feeling that Larry had enough. As I understood it, he had lots and lots of rehab in front of him and yet still had at least one tumor in his brain that could not be removed by surgery. Years of stomach cancer, chemo, various side effects......but he kept on plugging. Maybe he didn't spend 8 hours outside cutting wood and manicuring his acreage.making it into a large park-like setting, but he continued getting things done. Last fall I had some hitch item that needed some work and he said "bring it up........I'll do it in my shop.' I did and he was a perfectionsit with it. MY experience is limited but I think he and Barb had one of the most solid emotional bonds and mutual love that any couple could have. It was always upflifting merely to be their presence. For those of you, like me, who have come to love Larry and Barb, this is a terrible loss...........but then we're all in line to eventually join our comrades..............ones who never made it back and ones that did. Each time I come to Santa Fe I visit the grave of Lt. John Beckett, kiiled I believe at Burt. I understand that Larry will be laid to rest in that very same Veterans Cemertary in Santa Fe. Brothers in life, brothers in death, brothers always. I expect to be at the funeral. We are all special in our own ways, but a combat medic was among the most special....those of us who knew him will all have an emptyness in our heart now that he is gone from this life we still inhabit. peace Art Mandler


Message Number: 912 - Thursday, April 13, 2017 15:26:20 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  bill schwindt
Your Unit (if any):  4th platoon
Dates Served:  66-67
Comments:

Guys, I just heard that Larry Rhodes passed away. Larry and I were very close in Vietnam, me the RTO, him the Medic, most always together, both in the field and in basecamp. We played chess in Vietnam, both in the field and in basecamp. Patti had sent me this little chess board to take to the field with us, and we did. Larry's first child was born while he was in Vietnam, my first child also. We compared baby pictures etc from letters from home. He was raised in Detroit, work for Ford. So we talked cars a lot.

Larry was always a little bitter that he never got a silver star for his actions in Vietnam. But the guys with him, knew he earned it, even if he never got it. Larry was a Great medic, and cared so much for "the guys". HIs best medic friend, Rick Putoff, can tell you. They were very close too.

Patti and I made a trip to see Larry in 1982, Portland OR to Sante FE, NM. We took our kids with us, did some sight seeing on the way. Too much site seeing the final day. I had to call Larry and let them know that we'd be very late getting into their place. It would be around midnite. So we could get a room and wait until tomorrow to come in. But Larry Said, "no come now, I've been waiting 15 years for this visit, the beer won't get any colder., come tonight". That trip, seeing Larry again after those 15 years changed my life, for the better. I can't explain it, don't know why. but my life got better after that visit.

We drove up to Angelfire NM to see the VIetnam Memorial there, such a special place it is. I know a few of you have been there too, so you know what I mean. And to see it with your best friend from Vietnam, WOW!

Over the years we visited Larry and Barb several times. The last times at their place they built out in the mountains and forest at 7000 feet elevation. Larry and I would always take a drive in his 4 wheeler out on his acerage. Larry would stop the vehicle and we'd talk. Talk about God and faith. Larry had faith, but he was not a church goer at all.

Well, I have faith too. And I'm betting that when Larry gets to heaven, that he'll be presented with that silver star he earned long ago, and throughout his life.

Sure going to miss Him.

bill