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

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Message Number: 1052 - Sunday, May 17, 2020 09:57:59 PST
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Pete lailey
Your Unit (if any):  British Army Royal Artillery
Dates Served:  1997-2007

Hello I am a British Army veteran living in the UK and working for the USAF. Have been interested in Vietnam ever since I was a kid. I served for 10 years and went to the Balkans and Iraq. I have huge respect for you all and the sacrifices you made so long ago.

I also take part in Vietnam Living history here in the UK with my main interest being 3/22 in Cmbodia 1970 the reason being I was privileged to of known the E Company commander during 1970, Capt Michael Kasner. If anyone has any stories about Cambodia or Capt Kasner they would like to share please mesaage me,

Thank you for your service and welcome home.

Message Number: 1051 - Monday, April 20, 2020 10:04:14 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  myron(mike)lachut
Your Unit (if any):  3rd/22nd25th inf
Dates Served:  nov69 nov70

just looking for anyone from 3rd/22nd 25inf. nov.69 tonov70 just curious, no permanent relations

Message Number: 1050 - Monday, April 6, 2020 18:21:45 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Larry Lininger
Your Unit (if any):  C1/69Armor Task Force Walker 25th ID
Dates Served:  66-67

I am PFC Gar Lee Lininger's identical twin brother. We were serving incountry at the same time as we were in Germany and volenteered for Vietnam. I am writing a book about the men from my home town who died in the 20th Century Wars. I am acquiring IDPF files on each serviceman. The file tells you where, when and how they died, no guess work. The title of the book is "The Price We Paid". The picture on the cover is the hands of a service man handing a flag to a pair of hands in white gloves. I would like the names of the men who were in the rescue mission andt the names who were wounded to hear from them if all possible. I want to hear the story start to finish.

Thank you for your help gentleman.

Larry Lininger

Message Number: 1049 - Thursday, April 2, 2020 14:27:56 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Fred Buttlinelli
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 3rd PLT
Dates Served:  65-67

Dear C/3/22 Brothers

I Need your Prayers:

When it rains it pours. My daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with breast cancer in two places.She has seen one of the best surgeons in Westchester and she will be seeing another renown surgeon from Mt. Sinai in NYC. But because of this virus they’re not doing any operations.

Next my wife Jackie, went to see our doctor for a chest pain this week. After a blood test there was suspicion of a blood clot on her lung.After an extensive test she had none. But, the test revealed something they were not looking for.It turns out she has a 2” cyst on her pancreas which was diagnosed as a high risk. A biopsy has to be taken to determine if it’s cancer.

I hope better days are coming,

Message Number: 1048 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:48:05 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  David Sexton
Your Unit (if any):  Charlie Co 3/22, 4th platoon
Dates Served:  3/08/68-3/09-69

It is with sad news that I report that we lost another brother from Vietnam. It is Jack Rigney, 4th platoon 1968. A lot of the guys in 4th plt. in 1968 should remember him. HE and I graduated from AIT at Ft Gordon, GA. We flew to Vietnam on the same plane together and both us were sent to C compay. We both ended up together in 4th platoon. He was a good friend in Vietnam and at home.

I got him to attend a reunion in Washington DC

His wife Collette called me in Jan. 2020 to let me know he was in hospital in ICU. I had just talked to him Dec. and he told me he needed surgery on his gall bladder and that he was going to be OK. He went down hill from there, never came out of ICU

He is survived by his wife and son and two grandsons. His son is the Army and is a Major.

Message Number: 1047 - Monday, March 30, 2020 17:33:36 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Patrick Shine
Your Unit (if any):  C322
Dates Served:  1968

Joe, I am quite familiar with this procedure as I have had both knees replaced. I too was hesitant at first,

but you should have it done. I do not recommend doing both at the same time. The therapy following

a knee replacement is not a lot of fun, but is necessary for best results. Call me at my home and I can

tell youI much more. The surgery is very easy. Your life will improve A LOT.

My phone is 281-370-7952

Patrick Shine

Message Number: 1046 - Monday, March 30, 2020 16:08:53 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Joe Piazza
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22
Dates Served:  68-69

Hello Fellow brothers of Charlie Co.

I’ve been having a lot of knee trouble lately.

I went through a series of gell injections, then went through 2 steroid shots.(no help)

I saw the X-rays of my knee and I’m afraid I’m bone on bone and I'm going to have to go through a total knee replacement.

Needless to say I’m scared out of my mind. I saw the operation on Tube and its not a pretty sight.

The recovery is going to take about 3 to 6 weeks depending, so they say.

I was wondering if any of you guys have been through this operation and can offer me some encouragement.

Thank you

Joe Piazza

1st Platoon 68-69

Message Number: 1045 - Monday, March 30, 2020 12:19:42 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 1ST PLT
Dates Served:  1968

I was fortunate to find Steve Miller for Doyle Hughes. His obituary from 2017: obituaries/name/stephen-miller-obituary?pid=184801665


Message Number: 1044 - Sunday, March 29, 2020 14:08:00 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Doyle Hughes
Your Unit (if any):  Medic. Proudly served with B-3/22.
Dates Served:  12/68 - 12/69

Looking for fellow medic, Steve Miller, who was also in-country 12/68 - 12/69.

Doyle “Doc” Hughes

Message Number: 1043 - Saturday, March 21, 2020 13:43:40 PST
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Dave
Your Unit (if any):  C 3/22nd
Dates Served:  1966-67

March 21, 1967 - 6:35 hours the perimeter LZ Gold came under a heavy mortor and ground attack. The VC assault force was engaged be a 12 man ambush patrol from B company. VC fired 60 & 82 mm mortor fire. Withen minutes the entire perimeter was attacked by wave after wave of VC. As the attack continued the 3 batteries began firing counter-mortor fire. Company B reported 1st platoon positions were penetrated. 77th artillary sent a reaction force. 1st platoon became surrounded. Air strikes were called outside the southeastern part of the perimeter. A forward air controller was hit by automatic weapons fire. 07:52 hours bee hive rounds began supporting B Company as massive attacking VC. A company set a reaction force. 09:00 hours 77th artillary ran out of bee hive rounds and started firing high explosive rounds. At 09:01 hours a relief column from th 2nd 12th infantry broke through from the south. At 09:12 hours a armored column from 2/22nd & 34th armor broke through the southwest. At 09:28 the original perimeter had been re-established. For 4 hours the 3rd Brigade held off a determined attack by 2,500 hard core guerrillas of the 272nd Regiment. VC casualties include 647 KIA body count - 200 KIA probable - 10 captives. This was the most decisive defeat the VC have suffered in III corps tactical zone.

A salute to all you took part!

Remember "life is like a case of C rations" - you never know what your going to end up with!