LONG MAY SHE WAVE
Bravo, Black Lions!
Dulce bellum inexpertis. ~Erasmus
(War is delightful to those who have never experienced it.)
|Dedicated To Bravo Company
1st Infantry Division
1965 - 1970
|"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men,
undergo the fatigue of supporting it." --Thomas Paine
This is dedicated to all who served in Bravo Company, 2/28 in Vietnam. Your professionalism, dedication and concern for your fellow Black Lions deserves recognition. Congratulations on a job very well done. Black Lions!
Words can hardly express the appreciation we have for those of you that have made this website possible. None the less, all of us that enjoy this website thank those of you that have shared your personal papers, pictures, knowledge and insights: LTC Jim Kasik, USA (Retired)LTC Fred Hill, USAR (Retired)LTC Dave Berry, USA (Retired)MSGT Tony Ness, USA (Retired)Don KochMike GormleyJim StubbefieldSteve FortenberryPat SalasPat CollinsTom HingerLt. Col. Joe Cardosi, USAR RetiredJoe HareDon AndersonRon MorenoDale Carry
Dailey, George Captain 03 1965 - 1966
Scott, Gayno Captain 03 1966
Sewtelle, First Name? Captain 03 1966 - 1966
Turner, John Captain 03 1966 - 1967
Adams, Mel 1st Lt. 02 August - 1967
Kasik, Jim Captain 03 1967 - 1968 See Spotlight Article on Jim Kasik
George, Jim Captain 03 1968 See Spotlight Article on Jim George
Braccia, Joseph C. Captain 03 1968
McKinley, John J. "Jack" Captain 03 1968
Medonca, Thomas G.Captain 03 (April 1969 - June 1969)
Stewart, James Captain 03 1969
Best, Dennis Captain 03 1969 - 1970
Carlson, Cal 1965 - 1966
MacKay, Fred - 1966
Cordosi, Joe - 1966
Allen, Jerry - April - June, 1967 See Spotlight Article on Jerry Allen
Otto, Dave - 1968 - See Spotlight Article on Dave Otto
Fortenberry, Steve April - July 1968 See Spotlight Arcticle on Steve
Pritchett, Jerry - 1969 - See Featured Spotlight Article on Jerry Pritchett
Our First Sergeants
Dickens, David First Sergeant E-8 June - October, 1965
Frakes,Marvin First Sergeant E-8 October 1965 - September 1966
Scott, James First Sergeant E-8 1966(?) - 1967
Erving, Lester First Sergeant E-8 1967 - 1967
Gilbert, Bobby First Sergeant E-8 1967 See Featured Spotlight Article on First Sergeant Bobby Gilbert
Jones, Clifford Jr. First Sergeant E-8 June 1968
Operation Cocoa Beach - March 1966
Battle of Lo Khe
Operation Danbury - September 1966
Operation Attleboro - November 1966
Operation Junction City - 22 February-14 May 1967
Operation Billings 12 June - 26 June, 1967 [347 VC KIA]
Operation Shenadoah II Sep - Dec 1967
Battle of Ong Thanh 08 Oct, 1967 - 18 Oct 1967 [163 V.C. KIA]
1968 Tet Offensive
Operation Resolve To Win
Cache of VC Weapons found during S&D Patrol, 11 October, 1967
Annotated Maps For Ong Thanh By Jim Kasik
After Action Report for Battle of Ong Thanh
Memorial Page To Those Who Died On 17 October, 1967.
Battle of Loc Ninh (29 Oct - 3 Nov. 1967) [~1,000 V.C. cumulative total KIA]
Battle of Bu Dop Dec 1967
Includes information on the fight of 1 April, 1968
Check Out This Book About The Battle of Ong Thanh
Links To Sites Of Potential Interest To Black Lions:
"50,000 Names Carved In The Wall" By George Jones [Thanks to Joe Hare for alerting us to this!]
The Virtual Wall. Post your rememberences for our honored dead.
Interview With General Weyand Great Interview! Regarding the American fighting man in Vietnam. Off Site.
Donut Dollies Hosted by Steve Fortenberry's wife, Patty Bright Fortenberry.
28th Infantry Association
US Army Attack Helicopters (thanks to Butch Lottman)
Recon Platoon, 2/28 - 1966. Another good website, dedicated to some Brave Black Lions, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Official Site For The Cold War Certificate. Apply For Yours
Sonny Gratzer Sonny Gratzer was a former Captain with 2/2 Mech in Lai Khe. His site has some really great pictures of Lai Khe. Sonny also wrote a book about his experiences in Nam.
Bandits 2/2 (Mech) You will enjoy this website, dedicated to our fellow Third Brigaders.
Operation Attleboro An on-line book, written by a soldier from the 25th Division. The First Division and the Black Lions participated in this operation.
General Paul Hieu Fascinating Reading About A Great ARVN General. We needed more like him.
15th Field Artillery
Operation Cedar Falls and Junction City From the Center for Military History Books on Line Collection.
Don Holleder, All American
Arlington Cemetary Memorial Web Page To Major Hollender
Cedar Falls - Junction City
Causalties - US vs NVA/VC
An Loc After we left, more action. 1972.
Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang
Harold "Pinky" Durham, F.O. for Delta Company, killed at Battle of Ong Thanh, Medal of Honor Winner
Coach Wyatt - Check out the News You Can Use to see a Black Lion! None other than Doctor Jim Swink.
(Our Thanks to Tom Hinger for sharing). You will need to scroll down the page to find the Black Lion stuff.
Found Dog Tags Thanks again to Tom Hinger (and General Shelton) for info on this site.
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