Tom Rosales reports that Robert Diaz (66-67) passed away in Union City, CA on 4/13/16. His memorial service will be held on 4/23/16 between 1-4pm at his home at 32765 Downieville St, Union City, CA 94587.
He was a good Tiger.
COA 1/327th Infantry
For anyone who knew him,
My Friend, Charles A Fulton, died night before last.
He is pictured in the Base Camp Photo 1967.
Chuck is kneeling, bottom row, second from left.
Thank you all, for you're Service.
Note: This is indeed the saddest part of managing this web site, the loss of members for whom we did not know the location. If you are a Tiger, or know a Tiger, please check in, either here or on Facebook.
I am the son of Robin Varney, KIA 9/27/67, when I was 3 months old. Just looking to communicate with anybody who might have known him, as there has been a giant void in my life for 48 years.
His mother died recently, and I've been looking through all of his stuff that has been stored for, well, 48 years I guess. Looking through the box of what I have left of him provoked some thoughts about life and such. What stands out like a proud sore thumb from all the sympathy form letters from the state and many offices of the federal government, is one handwritten letter from Rich Ammons.
Written to his mom, it expresses his sorrow for the loss, and how the hardest thing he ever did was having to identify the body. Thank you Rich, I'm sure it meant a lot to my grandma, and next to the medals I can now display, it's one of the special things in this small pile I have left. Don't hesitate to email me if any of his friends are still out there. firstname.lastname@example.org
My son is Sgt. Eric J Hernandez better known as
(P Fernando ) was KIA on Dec 4,2007. He loved is job, would do what ever it took to get things done. Would help any one that needed it or asked for it.
I was at Fort Campbell recently and hàd the honor to meet Hank Ortega and some men from Eric's unit, all of you made me feel so welcomed. It is so nice to get to talk to people that new him we can each find out different things that we didnt know. Memories are all we have. Thank you all for that.
From my family to yours thank you for your service past and present.
God Bless June Augusta
I wanted to notify the Tiger Force community that your Brother-in -Arms Robert (Robby) Robbins past way this last weekend in Houston Texas. he is survived by his wife and children, Robby was a Tiger in late 66-early 67. We were High School friends from Abilene Texas, growing up together in the 50's and early 60's. We reconnected in the Nam where I was serving in the 1st BDE , Cobra Company ,1st/327th and we ran several operations together and would always connect when we resupplied at the same firebase. I believe Robby was awarded a Bronze Star (with V device and a Purple Heart). he did not return to Bragg with most of us , but we saw each other at several of our High SChool Reunions. the viewing is this Friday at the Heights Funeral Home in Houston from 2-5 PM.
My father Karl Malmin was a part of the 1969 Tiger Force. He was friends with Dennis Hamblin and had stayed in contact with him. Dane, I tried to reach out to you on facebook so that my dad could tell you stories and share pictures of your dad. Please reply back or email me directly. Thanks
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My name is Phillis Johnson, I was married to Freddie Johnson (1st 327 Tiger Force- not sure which company but I do know he was 1st Brigade (Separate)at some point. He lost his battle with Agent Orange due to Ischemic Heart disease. He was proud of the time he served with the Tiger Force and some of you may not know it but the last few days of his life he was haunted by places and people from that time. Lt.Casson was a big part as well as the 12 year old girl who killed him before Freddie could shoot. He never openly talked about it until he would have the nightmares. Freddie served 3 tours in Vietnam and was at Hamburger Hill. He was awarded 2 Purple Hearts, 1 Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars,1 Army Commendation medals and the south Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He talked to his old Medic No Heart Murdock, Paul Murphy, Fred Collins and John Worley the last 2 days of his life in his delirium. No matter how many years went by these names and others like them that he served with were never forgotten. It could take the smallest thing to send him back to that time. Our VA saw fit to give him 10% Disability and did not rule on his PTSD or the two times he was wounded. b3aca
As a younger brother of one of your ranks I would like to thank you for creating this website, Salute. My brothers name is James "Bucky" Ward, Veitnam 67-68 I believe. I wonder if the Tigers ever have reunions anywhere?
My father Dennis Hamblin was a Tiger in 1969. I am sorry to say that he passed away in 12/2013 on a heart attack at the age of 65. I was his only son, and he has two grandchildren. You can see some of the pictures he posted here on the Tiger Force '69 page.
He rarely spoke of specifics about his time in Vietnam, but I know it was always with him till the day he died. He was buried with full military honors, as I am sure he would have wanted, and know he fully deserved.
If there there are any of you out there who served with my father in Vietnam during this time, please reach out to me with any stories or memories you can recall or feel that you can share. His service to our country will never be forgotten in our family, and the history of his service will be preserved for generations to come.
With all my thanks to you, and for your service.
HANK'S NOTE: THIS IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTINA CONTACT. OUR BROTHERS WILL BEGIN PASSING MORE AND MORE RAPIDLY NOW THAT WE ARE AGING. I FEEL STRONGLY THAT THERE SHOULD BE A PRESENCE OF OUR MEMBERS AT ANY FUNERAL OF ANY OF US. FOR SURE I WANT MANY OF YOU THERE, WHEN I PASS. WE ARE PART OF SOMETHING FAR LARGER THAN OUR SUM TOTAL. WE MADE HISTORY AND SHOOK THE PILLARS OF HELL.
PLEASE STAY IN CONTACT.
NOTE: THE FAMILY MEMBER DID NOT POST AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
A friend of Guy Waller.
I have been tiger 7 for the past 6 months and was wondering if any tiger vets would be interested in doing a Recon rendezvous this summer at Ft Campbell? If so I would like to start planning now in order for us to start getting things together. If there are any questions feel free to email me at anytime and I will respond as soon as I can. Thanks
I've been in Tiger Force since 2012 and would like to say thank you to all who have served. The Platoon is very eager to meet any men who served with the Tigers at any point. The history and sacrifice of the Platoon is too important to let slip away from the upcoming generations, and I would like to do whatever I can to make sure the heritage gets passed on. Thank you all again.
SGT Nguyen, Jonathan
I am proud to have been part of the Tiger Force in 1969 and 1970.
Dear Tiger Force members, When I was a police officer my new partner was a guy named Montford DeSouza. Him and I got along great. I am a military history buff and love listening to our vets especially when they are true stories. One day at lunch Monty as we called him told me he was in Vietnam and a member of Tiger Force part of the 101,i never heard of them at the time so I continued to let him talk.( of course I am going to check his story out to see if he is telling the truth). so he tells me about a battle he was in in which he took shrapnel into the bridge of his nose from a NVA grenade,that also burned his eyebrows off,gave him a flash burn on his face and the guy next to him had his foot hit by shrapnel.He told me the name of the NVA regiment but i have forgot it.I asked him was it in the jungle like in the movies ,he said no it was a wooded area and the NVA were above them throwing grenades down on them. My good friend and LE partner has sense past on and I do miss him. I myself have never been in the military but I hold our military in high standing and I shake the hands of our vets(who have hats on) and active duty when i see them. In looking at the fallen 101 Vietnam vets I came across a PFC named Steven Harman Floyd KIA 2-24-1966.His death date is my birth date. I am having two bracelets made up, one of my friend Monty and one of PFC Floyd in their memory and service to our country. I have one question; Does anyone out there who served with Tiger Force remember Monty and has a picture of him when he was in country? Please email me the pic(s). THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
NOTE FROM HANK: AS ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS WITH CONTACTS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN VETTED, HOWEVER IF YOU SERVED WITH D'SOUZA, HERE IS A GUESTBOOK ENTRY. THE EMAIL ATTACHED TO THIS IS: "email@example.com"
my uncle served with this company mike chesmore and I was a dependent over in japan stationed with my dad in tachicawa and remember him coming on leave and seeing him feeling proud of what he and so many men were doing, today my son is the army as well and we are proud of him and carrying on the dedication all of you gave. thank you for serving
my father was a tiger 68, 69 67 was c company his name is srgt. weeks
In 1966 I sent toys over for the Vietnam children to a Capt. Wilford A. Phelps. He was senior advisor captain in the infantry..He sent me a wonderful thank you note in oct. 1966 ...I was going thru memorabilia and found this letter and was wondered what happened to him..I saw a Captain by same name received the silver star for his actions on Nov. 4 , 1966..that was given in1976 and the capt is now a major...would like to know how he is doing...the letter he sent was wonderful and made me feel like I was doing something to help. I had several members of my high school class who were serving...I am now 68 and would love to know more about Wilford Phelps....thank you
My dad was in 1965-1968 tiger force I'm proud of him and all he did. I lived with the pain and horror stories since I was young, but he is the best man and father in I wish I could be....God bless all who know ....
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