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

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Message Number: 993 - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:52:24 PST
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Name:  Joshua Bass
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I am reaching out in an attempt to gain knowledge on my grandfather, CPT Larry W. Bass. He was stationed in Washington and departed Tacoma, Washington in July 1967, arriving in Vietnam In August 1967. His tour was cut short in early 1968 when he was injured, losing parts of both his legs. He has patches from the 4th and the 25th and my research has let me to this page. I am thinking he was part of this Company. Can anyone help me out. He passed away in 1992 and I was only 2 years old. Any help is appreciated. Thanks


Sincerely


Joshua Bass


Message Number: 992 - Monday, November 12, 2018 03:35:22 PST
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Name:  Ken Snyder
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My name is Ken Snyder, son of Don Snyder. I want to thank all of the veterans for their service.


Message Number: 991 - Saturday, November 10, 2018 18:12:59 PST
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Name:  Remy Autz
Your Unit (if any):  1st Platoon, Charlie Co, 3rd Bn, 22nd Inf
Dates Served:  May - June 1968
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I joined my platoon at Tan Son Nhut Air Base about May 22, 1968. The unit had been working with another unit that had been transporting them in Armored Personnel Carriers. We were all picked up by helicopter and flown to an area where the rice paddies were wet and the road was straight. I had not been in country long enough to have any money for anything. Members of my platoon loaned me money which I never repaid. I will certainly pay it forward, but if you contact me, I will make things right with you. My goal during the three weeks I was in the field with you was to keep you alive while we performed tasks given us by the Company Commander. We did the tasks and lost only one soldier in an ambush that we sprung early, saving everyone else from getting caught up in it. When I took a bullet in my left hand, the doctors sent me home to recover because the hospitals in Vietnam were full of civilians who were hurt in Tet conflicts. I felt like I wanted to return to the unit, but I was not asked what I wanted. I returned to regular duty in November 1968 at Fort Bliss, Texas. I would love to hear from soldiers who served with me.

Meanwhile, feel free to give me feedback on the quality of the newsletter. I enjoy contributing my time and expertise to help our Association.

Unfortunately, I started attending reunions after some of our brothers had passed. I was just too wrapped up in my second family and work in the Army and Air Force Reserve Components. Sa

I have one son who served in Turkey doing Satellite Communications Repair. Another son served in Iraq shortly before the Army pulled out. He received injuries from a rocket that exploded 20 feet away, but they were not life-threatening. Like many of you, he left the Army as soon as he could.

Please do not hesitate to call or write. The holidays are difficult enough without loneliness. I would love to hear from any and all of you.

Remy



Message Number: 990 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:40:22 PST
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Name:  Don Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Platoon
Dates Served:  65-67
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It is with heavy heart that I report to you that Robert O'Neal (65-67 2nd Plt) passed away this morning. Robert fought a furious battle with a multitude of health issues for several years after the massive heart attack.

Robert loved his Brothers and Sisters of Charlie Company and was President of the Association in the mid '90s.. RIP Brother


Message Number: 989 - Thursday, September 27, 2018 09:36:15 PST
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Name:  Don Snyder
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Platoon
Dates Served:  65-67
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Important message: Any Veteran can go to any Walgreens Drug Store, show your VA Card and receive a free Flu Shot. We strongly advise that we all get the shot.


Message Number: 988 - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 23:20:48 PST
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Name:  Carl Garver/ Shirren Garver
Dates Served:  1969-1970
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Aloha everyone. It's been 3yrs. Hope this finds everyone in good health. Last year Carl and I went to his school reunion. He went to Upper Columbia Academy in Spokane, Wa. While there they had an Unveiling of a monument wall done for all the Vietnam Veterans that went to that school and served in the Vietnam War. Those that came home and those that didn't. Carl does Karaoke videos so he did the Veteran's Version of Hallelujah with pics of all his school guy's that served. In a part of the video it shows his name on the wall and a shadow reflection of me in the monument. Carl's music can be found on his YouTube channel he's done 587 Singles and 93 Series and Tribute's in ALL VENUES. Check them out and enjoy. here is the link for Veterans Version of Hallelujah click on it and watch in Full Screen. Hope to see everyone again for the next San diego or if any of them will be in Washington State. Hopefully by then we can affor another vehicle ours is on its last leg. Hugs and Kisses to all. https://youtu.be/9MTKowQ-wdo


Message Number: 987 - Monday, September 24, 2018 10:56:51 PST
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Name:  Earl Cooley
Dates Served:  United States
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Lost friends in VietNam. Was USN stationed in Japan 67-68-69. Have read hundreds of books. Am an old man now, but still shed tears. May God bless all of you. You are the best of the best.


Message Number: 986 - Sunday, September 2, 2018 07:33:56 PST
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Name:  bill h schwindt
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Guys, Gary Heilmer had the first C3/22 t-shirt, his own creation. He wore it at the first national reunion in 1988 in MN. I'm sure it inspired the creation of our current t-shirts. HIs was infantry blue.

bill


Message Number: 985 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 15:31:15 PST
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Name:  DONALD R. SNYDER
Your Unit (if any):  C/3/22 4th Plt
Dates Served:  65-67
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Sorry to report that our Brother Gary Heilmer left us. Also see deceased page for information.

Obituary for Mr. Gary Lee Heilmer

Heilmer, Gary L. age 72 of NE Minneapolis went to be with the Lord August 19, 2018. Preceded in death by father, Ralph. Gary proudly served in the Vietnam War and helped raise a beautiful family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend; he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need - his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. He is deeply loved and missed by his wife of 43 years, Mary; sons, Matthew (Debbie) and Christopher (Jennie); grandchildren, Lucy, Jason, and Joey; mother, Irene; sisters, Joan (Jim) and Diane; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 28, 11:15AM with visitation beginning at 10AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.


Message Number: 984 - Monday, August 13, 2018 16:41:53 PST
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Name:  Marilyn Levia
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Bless you all.