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Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry,Regulars By God!

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This page was last accessed on 2017-08-17


Message Number: 925 - Sunday, August 13, 2017 09:56:56 PST
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Rick DeNomme
Your Unit (if any):  c322
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

Here it is the 13th of Aug. and just over a month from our next reunion in Minneapolis. According to the web site we have 102 signed up and a total of 194 attendees. Wow that's sounds great and thanks for signing up, now for those that haven't lets get signed up, we'd love to see you. We are definitely brothers forged in battle and have a lot in common. The ladies have about as much fun and togetherness as we do. come one come all and lets have a blast. FORMS NEED TO BE IN SOON Sept 1 is the cutoff date so hurry up and put them in the mail


Message Number: 924 - Wednesday, July 19, 2017 07:25:03 PST
Posted From: United States
Name:  bill schwindt
Your Unit (if any):  4th platoon
Dates Served:  66-67
Comments:

Guys, You probably got a survey of questions from the association recently. One important question they left off is; What are we going to do with the excess money we have in our checking account?

After reunion bills are paid we will most likely still have over $50,000.00 in the bank. We need to start doing some good with that money. I think $20,000.00 is plenty to have in our bank account after all the reunion bills are paid. But whatever the excess amount is, it needs to start doing some good. It does no good just sitting in the bank.

What are we going to do with the excess money we have in our checking account? is a good question to bring up at the MN business meeting.

bill


Message Number: 923 - Friday, July 7, 2017 13:20:12 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Don Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th PLT
Dates Served:  65-67
Comments:

Dear Margaret,

My name is Don Snyder and I am treasurer of C/3/22, and I take care of the website. I did not have the honor of serving with your husband, but I still consider him a "combat brother". I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure you are aware of the reunion we are holding in Minneapolis this Sept. We would be honored if you would choose to join us. You would not be alone as other NOK's also attend. Also I am pretty sure you would have the chance to converse with a few men who servered with and knew Larry.

My contact information is on the headquarters page of the website. Please feel free to call, or e-mail me any time.

"Deeds not Words"

Don


Message Number: 922 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:51:42 PST
Posted From:
Name:  Margaret Welsh Maupin
Comments:

GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS AMERICA

REMEMBERING YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

MARGARET WELSH MAUPIN, WIFE OF LARRY DON WELSH, MIA, 1-7-69


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