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by pointman
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Chantrea
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Chantrea

Fifty years ago today, Alpha Company's first sweep into Chantrea. Pulled back, and let artillery have a go at it. I almost got knocked off twice that day, from pieces of metal flying off of marking rounds. The piece that landed closest, I swear it was ringing when it came in. Trying to remember the ...
by pointman
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Artillery

Looks good, I didn't have Gettysburg on there, I have three different locations: FB Gettysburg 10.74378 106.23811 XS358876 6230-3 6/31st Inf. 1-26May70, 5/2nd Arty (AW)(SP). Dry season only. 550, AD511004, AD508665 FB Gettysburg 10.74560 106.23812 XS358878 6230-3 6/31st Inf. 26May70. 392, AD514461 F...
by pointman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Artillery

Dah. I was spelling it wrong, which is why I didn't find it. I have a list of Bases. Even back then I was confused! FB Jarrett lat/long 10.96871 106.29394 UTM Grid XT418125 Map 6230-1 6/31st Inf. 30May70 We were in Jackson 18 Jun 70 and worked around that area until about the 29th. The last of it wa...
by pointman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Artillery

Too long ago. About the time we were tearing down Jackson during the day and pulling bush at night. About that time I mentioned a FSB Jerrod, but I can find that referenced any where else. One night we pulled guard on the bank close to the barge, the next night they sent us out in rubber boats with ...
by pointman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Artillery

Am I correct in saying that, 1. The accurate range of a 105 was about 7 miles, 2. The accurate range of a 155 was about 9 miles. 3. The fire bases were generally situated, such that the grunts were usually operating within area where they could call support as needed. I remember one exception, where...
by pointman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: ACV903
Replies: 2
Views: 5268

ACV903

Came across this post of the ACV903 moving out, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU9H1FdK6PY. Also a shot of the tail of the ACV901, which was disabled by the time this film was made. I believe this was mid-March 1970, about two weeks before I arrived in country.
by pointman
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues from Vietnam
Topic: The VA incompetence continues
Replies: 3
Views: 11906

Re: The VA incompetence continues

I am seriously interested in that my plans are to go to the VA and sign up for treatment. I have sufficient eligibility that I can get everything free except dental, and tecnically I am already enrolled. first reason, I want to use that as my medical in retirement, a money savings move on my part. s...
by pointman
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: Karl Lowe
Replies: 11
Views: 18712

Re: Karl Lowe

Enjoyed a few emails back and forth. I have read about him, read what he wrote. One email in particular, he lay bleeding from a wound in Vietnam, while trying to remain conscious, had someone writing a letter to his wife hiding the seriousness of it so she wouldn't worry. Don't remember the total st...
by pointman
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Old photos that you want to preserve
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

Re: Old photos that you want to preserve

Not to be worrisome, but you might want to study up on the life of recordable CD/DVDs before you depend on them a lot. Commercially produced CD's last a long time, but recordable media for home use can be a problem. The dyes that were used, heat, humidity and other storage conditions can bring some ...
by pointman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 89221

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

Best I have on him: September 9, 1861, Mr. Bullock enlisted for service during the late war in the 35th Indiana volunteer infantry, taking part in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Perryville, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and Siege of Atlanta, going thence to Texas, where he was mustered o...
by pointman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 89221

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

That's him. I can't click a name though. Too many years. Seems to me there was also a reenactment group in Britain several years ago that choose the 9th Division Viet Nam. Haven't looked into their whereabouts for awhile. My Great Grand Father Charles Wesley Bullock served with the 35th Indiana Regi...
by pointman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 89221

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

Robert Maybe I have asked before. Was the picture with the pith helmet taken in Cambodia? The other man looks familiar, but the name escapes me now. I almost swear he was in the 3rd platoon (Hall's). The dike you are sitting on and the tree line in the distance, reminded me of something similar in C...
by pointman
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 89221

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

Giovanni I came in country "Disneyland" in April 1970 and took part in the Cambodian invasion shortly after. When the last of the 9th Division was pulled out I was sent to the 1st Cav. I was there only a short time, 1-1/2 to 2 months, and started as the M-79er, but moved to point when the ...
by pointman
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Living History groups and reenactors
Topic: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy
Replies: 88
Views: 89221

Re: Vietnam war 9th Infantry Division reenactment from Italy

To their M79er, a couple of things. I carried a "blooper" or "thumper" (M79) for awhile in the 9th and a short while in the 1st Air Cav, until I went to walking point. Don't recall ever seeing one with the sights on it, except in training. They were usually removed as they tended...
by pointman
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: PTSD Coach
Replies: 3
Views: 4501

Re: PTSD Coach

I snapped at someone the other day also, nothing to do with PTSD. While I had good reason, it occurred to me that I let them control the situation, because they made me angry. They asked me if I had gotten something done, and then persisted with several more questions on whether I had followed up, s...
by pointman
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: PTSD Coach
Replies: 3
Views: 4501

PTSD Coach

I belong to several research groups, take tests and surveys, and actually get paid for my opinion :) Anyway, looks like the VA is developing a website for people with PTSD. Today I went through it and took one of the tools then rated the site. I don't know if I am suppose to be giving the site out, ...
by pointman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The Eagle Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 7049

Re: The Eagle Flight

On the last insertion we always had to walk out, even if we weren't setting up an ambush. I understood Gearin got charged for air time, and didn't want to waste it on an extraction. I was also told he had been turned down for promotion several times, and if he was turned down again, he would be aske...
by pointman
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers
Replies: 42
Views: 24457

Re: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers

I really don't think you need to get up and arms over this. [Sorry, I may never get to use that expression again.] Considering that the congress can't pull the country back from the fiscal cliff, the idea that they will all come together and vote some sort of legislation on gun control is unlikely, ...
by pointman
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers
Replies: 42
Views: 24457

Re: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers

I guess I am perplexed at why people are so concerned about what President Obama, the Congress, or some other Senator or whoever is going to do to limit guns. They can't agree on diddly shit, so it is unlikely they are going to come up with any sort of nationwide gun control agreement. What I do thi...
by pointman
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers
Replies: 42
Views: 24457

Re: The tragic mass murder of children and teachers

Don't see the point of arguing. You don't convince people to change their mind, they have to convince themselves. If every month or every other month someone walks into a theater, school or whatever and blows away 10 to 20 people, then things will change. Nothing to be done is unacceptable. Whatever...
by pointman
Tue May 01, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: The Funny Paper
Topic: Arrogance of Authority
Replies: 0
Views: 3864

Arrogance of Authority

A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas , and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher said, "Okay , but don't go in that field over there.....", as he pointed out the location The DEA officer verball...
by pointman
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: The Funny Paper
Topic: Quit bashing President Obama’s Accomplishments
Replies: 5
Views: 8289

Re: Quit bashing President Obama’s Accomplishments

Check out the following website. Most dis proven or simply fictitious.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/ ... t-card.htm

Must be an election year again.
by pointman
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: trickle down or pissed on?
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

Re: trickle down or pissed on?

To my knowledge no one got jailed for all of the speculation, and to my knowledge it is still perfectly legal to do. Does anyone remember it was a big Bush/Republican plan to cash in social security and turn it over to Wall Street. This was before the last crash. Now I understand that the latest gro...
by pointman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: trickle down or pissed on?
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

Re: trickle down or pissed on?

The Republicans and Conservatives are better for small business, the economy... Sorry, but the evidence is to the contrary. Trickle down didn't happen.
by pointman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: trickle down or pissed on?
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

trickle down or pissed on?

Perhaps this explains why when Ronnie and Georgie were President my retirement funds sank, and when Clinton and Obama were President my retirement funds went up. The only trickle down I ever got from Reagan or Bush was piddle down.

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