35th Engineer Battalion

JAMES L MOORE wrote on June 21st, 2020
I was the medic for A Co. went over on the USS Darby was there from Nov.1966 till Nov.1967
james johnson wrote on April 19th, 2020
I arrived in viet nam by boat uss darby in november 1967 out off ft.lewis,washington .My unit b co 35th engineer bn cbt and i was in bong son when the ammo dump blew up sending all kind of ammo flying at us.It started about 2;00 am and all our tents and chopper unit behind us were destroyed.Very scary time. in july 1967 i was transferred to 19th engr.
jim j cierny wrote on April 1st, 2020
does any one remember the mortar attack 35th engr.Bcompany had in September 1967 . The mortar hit the NCO tent in the refrigerator which caused a deadly gas. I was the CQ runner that night I pulled the guys out. I was told that I was going to get Bronze star. MPS hauled the first shirt a way he had a break down I could use some help.
William A. Ramsey wrote on November 25th, 2019
35th C company . Soctrang. Capt. Scott, Dave Liskany, Lippit, from com? , i was heavy equip. Mech. 68-70
William A. Ramsey wrote on November 15th, 2019
I served in the 35th combat Engs.
Co. C. Soc Trang- Can Tho Looking to hear from Capt. Scott. Our CC. Was heavy equip. Mech. Colors went home
Got Transferred to DaNang 36th Eng. 69-70 . Lots of memories, David Liskeny. Com . Man Lippit. Gosh it would be nice to hear from someone. Bless all you guys.
stormyone wrote on October 27th, 2019
Any one serve with my buddy in the 35th Combat Engineers by the name of Walter Bysiek? Please reply.
David Vaughn wrote on October 14th, 2019
Basic in Fort Knox Dec thru Feb. Stationed at Fort Lewis most all of 1966 as a communications mechanic.
Went to Nam on the W.Darby in Nov.1966. and got out Nov. 1967.
David (Goodie) Goode- A Co. 35th, Thomas (BIMBO) Allen- C Co 35th ( Deceased-heart trouble0 wrote on October 8th, 2019
We arrived in Viet Nam July 1968 with 35th until colors returned to the States, was re-located to other Engineer Company's to finish out final time. 1968-69-70 From Da- Nang through to Hue (with stops on the South China Sea) and on to Hue to Can To and Soc Trang.
George McCalpin wrote on August 4th, 2019
I was in Co. C, 35th Engineer C. Bn. from June of 1943 until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. What is your connection to this Battalion?
Tom Thorley wrote on June 19th, 2019
10/68 assigned to the 35th Combat Engineers at Da Nang, Battalion sent me to B co at Camp Eagle, Company assigned me to 3rd Platoon at Hill 24, Lang Co. Ran mine sweeps north towards Phu Bai. We would spend 1 night at Lang Co, 2 nights at bridge 28 with the 101st, and one night at an ARVN compound. After a few months we were sent to Camp Eagle to rejoin the company and left Hue on an LST bound for Can Tho. We set up Camp Olson next to Bing Thuy Air Base. I was assigned to B co the entire 14 months I was in Vietnam. When we were at Lang Co my Sargent was John Barton. We were known as Barton’s Bunch. Would like to hear from some B co alumni.
Lou Uridil wrote on June 17th, 2019
Came across your site a few days ago. Was in VN Feb. 69 to Feb. 70. Assigned to A Co. Soc Trang driving 5 ton (Named Can Do ) . Then in July/Aug. reassigned to 517th with four others to drive 20 ton Yellow GMC dump. It took 50 years to talk to my family about our time there, that was today. Thank you one and all.
Harold Keisling wrote on May 29th, 2019
I have received some 45th Engr Group Nesletters from Capt. Paul Adams with 35th late 1966 - mid 1967. I would like to get them copied and post the pages that cover some of the 35th Engr Bn events. Need someone to tell me how to post them.....Could I just paste them in the message section... No site would not allow me to post the photo

Isaac McCraw wrote on May 26th, 2019
Went to Viet Nam on the USS Darby 11/66 35TH Eng. Help I don't remember what Company I was in. After about 5 or 6 months went to the 19TH Eng. can't remember what Compay. Can someone help

Patrick Russell wrote on February 12th, 2019
C company .com chief Dec 67-68.saw Dave Perkins and norm olde posts here wondered if same ones I knew
Bernie Mastey wrote on December 2nd, 2018
I was in Co. C 35th Engineer Battalion at Ft Lewis from Oct 1960 until Aug 1962 as active. Then back to Indiana for 2 years active reserves, followed by 2 years inactive reserves, then discharged in Aug 1966. I did not spend any time in Vietnam.
Calvin Skold wrote on October 30th, 2018
Was at LZ Crystal for 9 months then got transferred to the 39th for my last 3 months at Chu Lai. would like know who went to the 39th with me. Can't remember.
Richard Kolsch wrote on August 30th, 2018
I was an LT with the 35 in Soc Trang and later with the 517th in Can tho all in 1969, after a stroke, heart attack and brain surgery I have forgot all the names of my platoon any names to jog my gray cells?

Carl L Friedrich wrote on July 13th, 2018
I was with B Co for short period 1956 Bamburg Germany and H&S Co 1957-Aug 1958 Kitzingen & Ft Lewis
rosalio altamirano jr wrote on July 9th, 2018
I was in D co 35th Eng from 10/1967 to 10/1968 I am looking for fellow friends that were there at the same time. I can be contacted at email<[email protected]> Hope to hear from some of you
Robert T Glenn wrote on June 25th, 2018
You have my last name spelled wrong on the list and my address is 426 Tanbridge Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405.. Phone is also new at 910 471 9922
Andrew Brown wrote on June 10th, 2018
Hope everyone is doing good. I was in Ft Lewis with most of you. Went to Vietnam on the WO Darby. May God bless you.
Chaplain (COL) Ken Lawson wrote on April 13th, 2018
Does anyone know the name of the chaplain of the 35th Engineer Regiment in Alaska 1942-1943? Thank you
Robert S Messer wrote on March 13th, 2018
I remember the LST trip from DaNang to Can Tho and the big poker game on the detail that went on for 4 days until only 2 guys were left.
Jerry Raphael wrote on March 11th, 2018
Yo Schlotfeld, you still above ground? Just saw your post from 2010 and just stumbled on this site looking for a 35th pin for my cork board. Its Commo; Jerry Raphael, Commo Chief with Co C 35th. I was with you from 2/70 thru 6/70.
bob atkins wrote on February 11th, 2018
when and where will the reunion be held this year and the date. appreciate all the info on it if you don't mind sending it
bob atkins wrote on February 11th, 2018
was squad leader of 3rd plt. c. company sept. 1967- sept. 1968. walked point man for mine sweep team on our a o from feb 68-sept 68. was wounded in a fire fight on the pass just below the villa at the top on 5may1968.
Johnny Robinson wrote on December 23rd, 2017
Well remember of the 35th Engineer Battalion was the only Afro-American indeed Engineer Battalion was in Company B will sergeant sheruda from 1968 to 1969
Johnny Robinson I served at the 35th Engineer Battalion Company B from 68 to 67 wrote on December 23rd, 2017
do dat at Fort Lewis Missouri flew to Vietnam Sergeant Sharona was my platoon leader was the only African-American and the 35th Engineer Battalion
RICHARD BENTING wrote on November 26th, 2017
I was a medic at Binh Thuy with B Company 35th Battalion January to September 1970. When the 35th was deactivated in September I went north to the 34th Battalion at Phu Loi. After a week at Phu Loi they sent me back to the Mekong Delta with an advance party setting up camps on the Bassac River. I spent time at the new Vinh Hung and Binh Phu camps on the river. These camps were located between Chau Doc and Long Xuyen. The rest of the 34th moved down in October. I got an early out and went home in December.
Richard L Boyce wrote on November 4th, 2017
I was with Company D, 35th Engr. Bn. Ft. Bliss, Texas. Bn. shipped out of San Francisco on troop ship to Viet Nam Dec 1966.
Dave Perkins wrote on October 20th, 2017
I have several photos of C Company 67-68 of up-lift, on the pass and in base camp. Please contact me if you would like emailed copies.
John M Schuetzenhofer wrote on May 29th, 2017
Was in Co B for basic training and advanced training in 1966. Was transferred to a ADM platoon before unit went to Viet Nam. Hope to hear from former comrades.
sal mancino wrote on May 2nd, 2017
Found this article a while back, interesting.
Sal Mancino wrote on April 27th, 2017
Was in A Company 67-68...Ragged Strays.
ernest a. miller wrote on April 23rd, 2017
Howdy, I started with C Co. in the fall of 68 on a mine sweep team on Hai Van Pass, shipped out of Hue on an LST and made an amphibious landing near Can Tho around Christmas. After that I was on missions all over the delta with C and A companies. Ca mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang. etc. I left in Jun 1970.
Jake. Gibilante wrote on April 2nd, 2017
This is Jake....67 to 68 HQ Co.
James Gibilante wrote on March 31st, 2017
I was at LZ HAMMONDwhen Tet Offensive started we moved on LST north of DaNang, I was in HQ Co. Remember Cooke from Mississippi,Mary from Phila, Fields from Phila, Bill Wells from Seattle to name a few. Don't miss the time but the friends I made. Seems like a dream now!
Al Rodriguez from Bronx, NY wrote on March 27th, 2017
A CO 35th Eng. 1968 to 1969 Hai Van Pass and soctrang anyone out there. 1.860.986.8739 I'm From the Bronx, NY, served under LT. Mathew.
Al Rodriguez from Bronx, NY wrote on March 27th, 2017
A CO 35 Engeneers, 1968 to 1969 SocTrang and the hair van pass mountain. Any one out there. I'm from the Bronx NY 1.860.986.8739
Robert Rivera wrote on January 15th, 2017
1967-1968 From LZ Uplift to Da Nang, south of the pass was HHQ S2 (05B20) radio operator
Trying to remember attack with cobras coming to rescue
Richard Kolsch wrote on November 8th, 2016
I was an LT with A company in Soc Trang at the and later with the 517 putting DBST on the road north to Can Tho
john dorman wrote on October 27th, 2016
to all of the b co-1967 lz dog vets welcome home brothers.
Richard (Dick) Partlow wrote on October 11th, 2016
35th Combat Eng Vietnam from November of 1966 to December 1967, Shipped out of Ft Lewis on USS Darby. Would like to touch base with any of you fellows who served the same time. I was in HDQ Commo Platoon at LZ English outside Bong Song. Also are there plans for a reunion in 2017 if so I would like to attend.
Charlie muller wrote on September 25th, 2016
I was with the 517 eng part of 67-68 drove the wrecker for awhilez
Rick Lee wrote on July 20th, 2016
I want to extend a special thanks to our Webmaster - Roy Kellum for the excellent job our the 35th Combat Engineer web page. Roy we miss you at the reunions but you are always on our minds. I would also like to thank the 115 different veterans, their spouses and guest that have attended the reunions over the past 15 years. It has been a great ride and I hope to see many more in the years to come. God bless you all and God bless America.
Clayton L. Sizer wrote on June 30th, 2016
Came from the 20th Cbt. Eng. to Co. D. in Ft. Lewis Washington. Shipped out on the Darby with the rest of the guys. was a Dozer Operator 62J20. I ended up at Dragon Mountain . Sure would like to here from you guys
Roger K. Germany wrote on May 26th, 2016
1969 I served with the 632 Heavy Equipment Maintenance Unit, [First Logistic Command] at Long Binh Post. About 1/2 unit was sent/TDY down to help out 35th Combat Engineers at Binh Thuy at [Camp Olsen] and Soc Trang We arrived by LST on beach between Can Tho and Binh Thuy. Dozer had to come out and push beach sand up to the front door of the LST so we could unload. Our first job once on the beach was to change out engine on D-7e Cat. The platoon worked around the clock and had the cat back up and running in little less than 24 hours. We were down there about 6 months, really joyed our assignment down there. We were later released and we conveyed back Long Binh Post. Finished out the year then extended for 62nd Engineers Land Clearing after leave. Once back in country was assigned to 984th Engineer LC Co. Land Barons. There were plenty D-7e cats to work on there. Discharged in Dec. 1970 returned to Texas.
randy peterman wrote on April 20th, 2016
aco,@soctrang 1970 went to damdoi with aco. till aug. served with dco.588th, and dco.46th,
tom bourgoin wrote on November 11th, 2015
517th le co hi all enjoy this day. going to applebeas for a free one. hey larry b if your still out there contact me. my computer crashed and I lost all. happy veterans day
Frank (Skip) West wrote on November 9th, 2015
I served with A. Co. 35th Bn. from Nov 1967 to Aug 1969. From LZ Crystal to DakTo to Ahn Khe then on the Da Nang and N to Hill 24 on the Beach at Lan Co. 30 day leave in Dec 68 and returned to find A. Co at Soc Trang. I was a 12A & 12B with the 3rd platoon, Platoon Radio Operator and then Company Radio Operator. I was the Tac Commo Chief with I left in Aug 1969.
George Bailey wrote on August 1st, 2015
Served with C Co, as the company medic and then with HQ. My time served was 1968-69. My memory of who I served with is gone. I would like to re-connect. My fondest memories are mine sweep early in the morning.
Johnny Walker wrote on July 18th, 2015
Lang co South Viet Nam 03/01/1968 03/01/1969 Looking for Harvey Miller, Norman Olde and J.J. Johnson
Wayne Droke wrote on February 27th, 2015
I just ran up on this site accidentally.I'm kind of stunned right now after reading a lot of these posts. I wasn't sure at first but I've read too many things that I remember. I was in country July 68 to July 69. 35th, C co. First camp was on the beach north of DaNang. A typhoon blew that away so we moved across the road and built another camp. I usually operated a crane and worked on the road thru the Hai Van Pass. I was there about six months and then we moved south around Can Tho and Bien thuy. We were on an LST and it was a 5 day party. If you were there you might remember the little guy in the round thatched boat that we picked up. I think he had lost his paddle and was just drifting out to sea. He was out farther then we were. I know he was glad to see us when we picked him up. I don't remember too many names but I did keep up with a couple of guys. John Kostanko and Bobby Hayden. Bobby passed away a few years ago. Still communicate with John. Some of the names I remember, Joe Flores, Max Garman, PJ, Charles(big blonde guy) Harvey(a bigger guy). Our Sgt was named Garlick. I'm glad I found this.
bob fenimore wrote on February 19th, 2015
I just found this site,thanks to my dr. At va hospital.I was in country June 68 til July 69 c co.I remember faces but not to many names.Vallone,miller,Gomer Nunley,Harris,Quinn,Simon,Potts,Binder,Watson,Wheatly,and a few others
brian hjort wrote on February 14th, 2015
Looking for photos of photos of Sergeant James H Nettles, he was an African American, whom served in Phan Rang in 1968

sgtfenimore wrote on February 13th, 2015
To frank vallone i with you in Nam any thing I can do to help let me know we use to trade cards but loss touch hope to hear from you.
David Robinson wrote on February 5th, 2015
I went across on the Darby also...was squad leader in A company 2nd platoon..2nd squad. would like to know if there are more of us out there.
David Robinson wrote on February 5th, 2015
Took Basic, AIT at Ft Lewis with A Company 2nd Platoon in Feb 1966. Went to Viet Nam by boat with the battalion in November. Haven`t made a reunion yet but planning on it.
lloyd cockran wrote on January 21st, 2015
iwas at ft. lewis 1964 to 65 in a company. was anyone else there at that time,would be glad to hear from you
Andrea Braeuer wrote on January 9th, 2015
I found some pictures from a soldier from 35th Eng. Battl. C Company who was based in my home town Pausa/Germany in April untill June 1945. If anybody has still something from his/her fathers which reminds on this place at the final days of WW2 please let me know. We will never forget thos whoe made possible for us to live in freedom. Unied we stand! Andreas from Pausa/Germany
Fred Faubel wrote on December 31st, 2014
I was a squad leader with A Co. 2nd. platoon 3rd. squad in basic -- I left for Fort Ord radio operators school- came back to Fort Lewis and was moved to the commo sec. 554th float bridge- left for nam and the ended up in Quin Hhon and the Chu Lai and then back to the states and 5th infantry then ets. I have many memoriesa but so man faces have gone by

Clayton (CLAY) Sizer wrote on November 30th, 2014
Co.D Dragon Mountain, Pleaque, Oasis, Plei Djurang. dozer operator 1966-1967 got there on the Darby
Rich Kupper wrote on November 27th, 2014
Today holds a special memory for me. It was 44 years ago today that everyone aboard the USS William O. Darby went on shore at Qui Nhon harbor and started one of the longest years in our lives. I give thanks every year at this time for coming home safe and being able to continue my life knowing I did my part for the cause of freedom in this world. May God bless all those men and women who continue that mission in all parts of the world.
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mike garcia wrote on September 9th, 2014
D co june 67 thru july 68
ronnie james wrote on July 19th, 2014
does anybody remember when elick eli
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oasis February 67? call me at 931-796-3745
ronnie james wrote on July 19th, 2014
went over on darby nov 66 sent to
a co 2oth combat engineers
Jim Whelpley wrote on July 18th, 2014
Was in Hue Nov 2013 on medical mission. On Veterans day local VN folks thru a party for us. Played Marine Corps Hymn and had Red White and Blue American Flag cake to honor us. Tome Vietnam is no longer a war, it is a place!

Darryl Ingram wrote on April 28th, 2014
I was in Headquarters Company Dec 68 to Dec 69. DaNang to BinThuy via LST. Communication specialist, radio teletype. At BinThuy we had a mobile radio teletype unit from a 3/4 ton surrounded by barbed wire close to com tent. Bill Reeves and I manned the unit 24/7. Worked with Bill Lawson, Adrian Binkard, Richard Clemons and Pete Duncan. Captian Hornsby was in charge of communications. Pete and I stayed in contact with each other. He just passed last year from complication due to agent orange. Wonder if anyone else in the 35th had this problem?? I have auto immune problems. Just wondering. Great memories of movie screen and stage for USO shows. Cook out with mud hole swimming pool. Have several 8mm movies. Good memories.
Tom West wrote on April 7th, 2014
My brother Frank was in the 35th went over on Darby. In country 66 - 69. I was in 19th HQ heavy junk section Lz English to Lz Max north of Duc Pho My brother has 2 years of photos..Trying to get him to post some .

Tom West wrote on April 7th, 2014
My brother Frank was in the 35th went over on Darby. In country 66 - 69. I was in 19th HQ heavy junk section Lz English to Lz Max north of Duc Phone. My brother has 2 years of photos..Trying to get him to post some .

Alan Joned wrote on February 13th, 2014
I served in the 35th in '68 & '69 north of Da Nang then between Can Tho and Soc Trang. So glad I found this site. Hello to all my engineer brothers.
Gerald L. Shidaker wrote on February 5th, 2014
I came across this web site by accident, but there are no accidents!
for a long time, I wanted to let all the fellows in the 35th. know that they have been in my thought and prayers, especially during the war years.
I was drafted in February 1966, sent to Ft. Polk and then on to Ft. Lewis. Where I was assigned to the 35th. C Company. My knees gave out and I was moved to headquarters where I was a gopher for Sgt. Dixon & his office staff until medical discharged. since then I have mostly stayed around South Bend, I am still working daily. I salute all of you, and thank you for your service. Best regards, Jerry Shidaker
Allan Fletcher wrote on February 5th, 2014
I was a member of Company C, 35th EBC from Feb 68 through Feb 69. Camp Nam-O, Hai Van, boat ride in Jan 69 to Can Tho.
Jay K. Wallace III wrote on January 26th, 2014
My father was in the 35th for the building of the Al-Can hwy. I read the history to him from your home page. We were wondering if there is a site for pictures of that era?
Rich Kupper wrote on January 24th, 2014
Has anyone planning to attend this year's reunion had any success getting additional information from the reunion committee? So my attempt to contact Larry Melson and Rick Lee has failed. Is there someone else who can give me more information?
John Duke wrote on December 16th, 2013
Went over on the Darby, was with A co 1966-1967 then C co 1968-1969.
George Bailey wrote on December 4th, 2013
Merry Christmas and New Year...Served in Vietnam in 1967 - 1968 Charlie Company as the company medic and then Headquarters company. I have a very short memory but I remember faces.
Rich Kupper wrote on November 11th, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day to all my former buddies who served with me in the 35th CBEB from January 1966 to September 1967 in HHQ Communication Section. Welcome home and God Bless you all.
Jim Lawson wrote on October 2nd, 2013
HECTOR FIGUEROA,i remember your name and call sign. I was ragged siding 28 lima.I could never forget that L.S.T. ride south to Binh Tueh or Ann Margaret.
Jim Lawson wrote on October 2nd, 2013
To Frank Vallone.I was there the whole time the 35th was there but im sorry i don't remember you. I was in delta co. Too many names to remember at 70 yrs old. Sorry.
Jim Lawson wrote on October 2nd, 2013
I was in the 35th from jan 1968 to feb 1969. I was in commo, radio repair and later commo chief. I started out north of Qui Nhon and left out of Binh Thuy.I extended for an early out.
Clayton Sizer wrote on August 16th, 2013
Assigned to the 35.Cbt.Eng Fort Lewis WA., then sailed on W. O. Darby to Nam in Oct.66 Reassigned to Co. D 20th. as a dozer operator at Dragon Mtn. Camp Enari Pleiqu , Oasis, Plei Djerang got malara med vac to De Nang among other areas. Just wanted to say WELCOME HOME!!
Gary Mickels wrote on June 4th, 2013
I served HHC Oct 68 to Oct 69. I worked in TOC with Captain Cake. I had Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a big mustache (not looking for a date guys!). I worked with the guys in the tanks we had up north. Moving down south I became company clerk. Not much use for TOC in Can To. I remember the night that Hopple tried to kill the CO with a grenade. I remember the "Drive in movies" we had in the compound. I remember the Black Label beer that was always warm but still good to have. I remember the night I was looking down from my tower with a starlight scope and looking at VC looking back at me with his starlight scope. I remember Tim Thibeault as someone fun to be around. I remember a lot of things from those days but not everything. But the one thing I remember more than anything else, is the sweet smell of home when FTA dropped me back in the world! It was a pleasure and an honor serving with you guys. God bless you all.
Dan White wrote on May 23rd, 2013
A Co, 68-69. Welcome Home Brothers, have a great Memorial Day.
tom bourgoin wrote on March 31st, 2013
just wanted to wish everyone have a nice easter welcome home
Fidel Riesgo wrote on March 5th, 2013
I was with HHQ S4 from 1966 to 1967. Would like to hear from more 35th Engrs CBT. Use to hang out with Semeraro, Ferguson, Cavacuiti, and Heckers.
Frank Vallone wrote on March 3rd, 2013
Was in 35th. combat eng. C co.. I would appreciate help as I can't remember what unit I was in. It was the last compound out north of DaNang by HaiVan Pass. The V.A. is giving me a hard time with my claim.
tom bourgoin wrote on February 27th, 2013
was with the 517th jan70 to dec70 with ted suzor. still hanging out. our second visit to fl in 43yrs from mn him and his family has been up twice looking forward to this trip. its been 5yrs welcome home brothers
Larry Dufrene wrote on January 28th, 2013
My girlfriend,Belinda Brooks, and I are getting married at this years reunion in Savannah, Georgia. I just wanted to let all of my buddies know in advance. I decided to try married life again. We thought that Savannah would be a nice place for a honeymoon.
Robert Atkins wrote on January 25th, 2013
Arrived in country 9 sept 67. was at bon son until thanksgiving 67. transferred to l.z. uplift north of quin yon. late dec.67 batt. moved by sea to north of da-nang at the foot of the HaiVan pass.was in 'C' Co. 3rd. plt. 3rd. squad. spent the rest of my tour working on the south side of the pass until 9 sept 68 when i rotated back to the world. involved in a fire fight on 18May68 on the 2nd switch back on the south side. 7 of us wounded in the ambush. would really like to get in touch with the dozer operator who worked on the south side but spent all his time on top of the pass at the villa on top of the mountain where the marines was and where the rest of the company pulled 2 weeks there then moved back to the base camp then a fresh company would move up if he is still alive. welcome home brothers
Robert S Messer wrote on January 15th, 2013
Served 9-67 to 3-69 LZ Hammand HHC 35th Engr Bn CBT went north on LST to DaNang Camp was just north of the river before starting up Hai Von Pass, spent lots of days at french fort at top of pass. Blown off my dozer after hitting mine in June 68, over run by sappers at LZ Nancy. Got on another LST going to Mekong to Can Tho at Camp Olsen, named for my best friend SP4 Charles Andrew Olsen last KIA on Hai Von Pass 11-25-68.
Fadir wrote on November 16th, 2012
Women dont want feces (shit) from a dog in their mouth
Rich Kupper wrote on October 11th, 2012
My wife and I were in Branson, MO last week and drove down to Eureka Springs, AK for the day. I met a guy who said he was in B company of the 35th in Bong Song just after I rotated by in Sept 67. For some dumb ass reason I didn't get his name, but he knew all about the 35th reunions and said I should try to make the next one in Savannah, GA. I might just do that. Glad to see some else made it back from the 35th. God Bless America
Gregg A. Lyman wrote on October 10th, 2012
Served 69-70 Binh Thuy and supported the 5th Special Forces on the Cambodian Border. Hauled with the ten ton flat bed. I was sent over to the 517th?, 513th? next door when they were getting ready to send the 35th home. We were crossing a rice paddy in convoy and got hit. One of the 5 ton drivers drove close to the tree line where the fire was coming from and got out. He was walking around his truck. I drove our 5 ton to him and he said he couldn't see in the dust. I told him to follow us and we led him out. I think the guy riding shotgun with me was "Wyatt"? The E-6 in charge got a Bronze Star and told us maybe " We can get something in the news paper for you guys" Can still remember the little cuties from the "Sugar Shack" outside the wire.
Lester Prisk wrote on October 9th, 2012
George Slater, I have not seen you since you were at the party at Al Snyder's place in Lombard. Hope all is well!
Danny Wimberly wrote on August 6th, 2012
Was assigned to HHC, 35th Engineer Battalion (CBT) from April 1968 to April 1969. Was first at Namo Beach, 6 miles north of DaNang, then moved to Can Tho/Bien Thuy area in January 1969.
Frank Vallone wrote on July 21st, 2012
I was in C co. 35th in Da nang 68-69. Moved to Can Tho was there about 5 months. I drove a 5 ton dump truck and on the front bumper it sai New York. There was a guy we nickname "Gomer" that drove the commanding officer around. We also guarded the heavy equip. that we used to build roads.
Norness Kenneth wrote on July 15th, 2012
Shiped over on the Darby was in HHQ co from 4/66 11/67 I was the battalion surveyor.just found this page.
Dan French wrote on May 27th, 2012
Replaced Steve Kunishige (8-26-2009)in Personnel when I arrived in October 1968 (Good to see his name again). Worked in Personnel from then through December 1969. Made the move from DaNang to Binh Thuy.
Leo LaBuda wrote on May 23rd, 2012
Served in the 517th co. Left Fort Cambell as a unit. USS Geiger across the Pacific. Attached to the 35th Combat Engineers 67-68. LZ Hammond. Rode the pass alot.
Allan Banta wrote on May 5th, 2012
Served as Battalion Motor Officer in 1961 and 1962. We were preposition in France as part of the Strac program during the Berlin Crisis.
Phil Stephens wrote on March 12th, 2012
Served as XO, D Company, and Asst Bn S3 Jan 67 - Jan 68. Does anyone know where how to locate David Natzke, Larry Fish, or McCoy Jolly.
breia wrote on March 7th, 2012
im trying to find any information on 18th brigade 35th combat engineer battalion. 67-68. please email if you can help. trying to help my dad find the guys he served with.
Jake Gibilante wrote on March 5th, 2012
Nov. 1967 - Nov. 1968. I served in HQ Co. 35th Engineers!
George Slater wrote on February 28th, 2012
"A"company Jan 31,1966 until I was transferred to the 19th Engrs in April,1967.Ran with a bunch of good guys, like to hear from them.
Wayne R. Mathis wrote on December 27th, 2011
Good to see Phil Kaster's input and Pix Here. I served as BCo,3d Plt Ldr in 1964-65, then Bn S-1 and later S-2 until '66, when I applied for RA and was reassigned to organize the 821st CS Co at Ft Lewis, before going to RVN as an Individual Replacement. My RA Came through in the Medics rather than CofE, where they were putting all the San/Envr Engineers those days.

B/3-35th was my first asgmt right out of ROTC. (I was part of what they called an Experimental Control Group, who got NO Introductory Tng beyond ROTC). The way they put it was "Here's your Platoon, Lieutenant, let's see how you do". I can't put into words how much I owe to SFC Eskridge, who taught me the things every green 2LT NEEDS to know. In retrospect, one of the wisest things I EVER did was when we first met I said to Eskridge something like "I have to command this thing, but you are going to run it and tell me what I need to know; I see my job as keeping management off your back, and taking the blame for our mistakes." If you ever see this, Sgt Eskridge, THANKS !

I think Eskridge is in the front row of the C Co Basic Tng Picture. Other B Co Staff were Roy Gentry, CO; Phil Kaster XO, & Alan Bolton, Owen Spannaus, Plt Ldrs.

Ft. Lewis from Winter '64 to Summer '66 holds a lot of good memories...


Wayne R. Mathis P.E.
Engineer Director (Capt) USPHS
Retired (after 39Yrs Total Service)

Magic Antler Bravo three six OUT

john dorman wrote on December 18th, 2011
roy-was a personell friend of phil neff
would like to hear from those who knew him and spent alot of time gagging on san miguel in the em. tent
nathan sanders wrote on December 8th, 2011
I was the cook. Don't know if anyone remembers me or not.
Michael Studer wrote on November 18th, 2011
B company 35th Engineers 12.19.1967 - 02.19.1969. LZ Dog, LZ English, Lang Co village, Camp Eagle and don't remember the shit hole we were at near Can Tho. Lotsa guys I remember, but I forgot most of their names. Mostly the one's who sat around and smoked dope. Red Harriston, the cook, who traded food, always had the best smoke. You could buy Cambodian Red, full baggy about 8 ounces for $5 MPC from 10 year old kids. That be about $400 today. What a statement the night about 20 of us rolled up the sides of the tent and smoked dope right if front of the officers faces. It was right after Rieling and the other commo guy got busted for smoking and were demoted to one of the line squads. They couldn't bust us 'cause they couldn't get 20 replacements. I got promoted to commo 'cause I was the Lt's. jeep driver and they needed someone who knew how to work a radio. I was a line "hump" for about 5 months before that. Guys I remember were Dave Pew/Pue (?) Mike Franke, Frank Geiger from Motor Pool, Larry Brill, Larry Melacon from Metarie LA, John Poe. I got transfered to HQC in commo just before the move to Can Tho. Was made "acting commo Battalion Staff Sgt" when the guy being sent to take the job was transferred somewhere else. Guys I remember from HQC Michael Smith, Michael McEvers, Frank ?, Larry from Huston. Went on RR to Sydney. Top set me up by running the rotation for guard duty while I was signed out on RR. Got back exhausted and was on GD, third watch. (Bast**d) Fell asleep and was put up for Courts Martial. CO dropped charges, with instructions that I was never to tell anyone about it. Well, I'm telling you now. He was really PO at Top for putting me on the list while signed out of company. What a crazy fu*king time it was. Absurd, almost surreal. still can't believe some of it happened. Peace to you all. Stu
Lester Prisk wrote on November 10th, 2011
For those of you that served with Wesley Delzel, 1966-1967, Wes passed away a couple months ago. He will be missed.
Louis Summus wrote on November 10th, 2011
served with 35th combat eng batt medic from 06/69 till 09/70 c company soc trang then after made E5 headquarters CO. can tho. preferred the field to aid station it seemed all i did there was cure the clap. good luck to all who have served and god bless
Mike Goodmon wrote on October 31st, 2011
Does anybody have a catalog for ordering and buying the 35th Brass? I remember seeing a copy of it at Branson this year. Please eMail or call me please. 918-398-85531 or 918-557-4726
James Whelpley wrote on October 20th, 2011
HHQ 68-69 DaNang and Can Tho. Will be in Rack Gai Nov1 20011 to Nov 21. Doing Open heart surgery on children, . this is my 4th trip back to the Nam
joseph jacobson wrote on September 28th, 2011
headquarters company 67-68 i probably worked with many of you but i don't remember names or placeses. however i do remember lz hammond and being tdy to "c" company many times.
Ed Davis wrote on September 15th, 2011
I was with the 35Th Engineer Battalion Oct.68 thru Oct.69. I just found this page and I have enjoyed reading the names and the years that all my Army friends were there. Jim Hayes, Gene Markwart if you read this please E-mail me and let me know how your doing.
Rick Larson wrote on August 4th, 2011
My father was in the 35th Engineers, from the AlCan days to Europe. Who would I talk to or where would I go to find out any info on him. His name is Staff Seargent Lawrence E Larson.
The only thing I have is a book titled '35th Engineer C. Battalion' by Paul H. Symbol. All other info was lost in a fire.

robert wrote on August 1st, 2011
Addition to previous post--
E-mail [email protected]
Sp-4 R. Paul wrote on July 28th, 2011
Served at HQ Co, Danang and Can Tho
7-68-7-69 as a Mechanic.
richard l. limke ( PJ ) wrote on July 10th, 2011
Be glad to talk to any of you guys from "JunK" in Headquarters Co. Just write, I'll answer all.ki`
Jim Arthur wrote on June 25th, 2011
I am searching around the internet looking for other people who are interested in meditation, and spreading encouragement for people to learn and practice various meditation techniques.

Pleased to see you mention meditation on your site.

That's all... (smile)
Joe DiCristofano wrote on June 6th, 2011
i would like ron bijeaux & george kastrounis to get in touch by E-mail
Dan White wrote on May 12th, 2011
Served in A Co from Oct 68 to Sept 69 from Hai Vann Pass to Soc Trang. Would like to hear from anyone from then.
frank knight wrote on May 5th, 2011
Aco 67-68. Sorry I couldn't make it to the reunion this year, hope a good time was had by all. If anyone has pictures from that time and would be willing to share them with me, I would be very greatful. I have none and would like to share that year of my life with my 3 kids and 8 grandkids. Anything from LZ Crystal, Hai Van Pass, the locals, whatever you have and are willing to share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
frank knight wrote on May 5th, 2011
Aco 67-68
Clyde E. Downs wrote on April 4th, 2011
I served with H&S Co. and A Co., 35th Engineer Bn in Kitzingen, Germany during the 1953 - 1956 time period. We then returned to Ft. Lewis, WA via "Operation Gyroscope".
Ron Grundon wrote on March 25th, 2011
As posted earlier, I was with H&S Co, 35th Engr's 54-57 in Kitzingen, Germany. After 50+ years I'm going back to Kitzingen for a one week visit. Anxious to see what it looks like now. Sad to hear that Harvey Barracks closed in 2007 and is now fenced and guarded. May get some pix anyway.
Taylor Young wrote on March 20th, 2011
I was with the 35th at Fort Lewis, 1958-61, with a year of that with the 557th Engineer Company (Light Equipment). We spent each spring in Yakima and were part of building the Train Fire range at Ft. Lewis. I can only recall a few names, Ed Reitan from Coos Bay Oregon, Bob Waldron my Squad Leader later with the Washington Department of Corrections where he died, First Sergeant Zitnik. I shipped out to Okinawa after Bay of Pigs reached a stalemate, we nearly shipped out on that one to provide Engineer Amphibious Support. I would like to exchange e mails with those who served with the 35th. In my last assignment, B Company of the 802hd at Osa Ri, Korea, one of the senior NCOs, MSG Eakins was with the 35th when it was still a Regiment building the Alaska-Canadian Highway, which is what that broad silver sweep on the crest symbolizes.
Sam DeLucia wrote on February 19th, 2011
I was with the 35th / B company /. Left from Ft Lewis in November 1966. I can't recall many names of those I served with.However, a couple stand out; Dick Partlow (You and I took trips up to Mt Rainer)Lt Malone was my Platoon leader.

Anyone out there that can help me remember other from Comapny B (66 - 67) I would be interested in knowing about them.
Rick Zak wrote on February 10th, 2011
I'm trying to find members of my fathers 1122 Engineer Combat Group from WWll. i've had no luck. I was wondering if someone here could help me please. My fathers name was Wolfgang F. Zak.
Thank you Rick Zak
Larry VanNattan wrote on February 1st, 2011
I was drafted with a bunch of others from Pekin Il. in 1966. We flew to Ft. Polk, La. then on to Ft. Lewis for basic trng. Can't remember which company I was in for basic trng. but I moved to the supply company for AIT and trained to purified water. Did that in Vietnam also where I was transferred to the 19th Combat Egnrg. Bat.
daniel j laborde wrote on January 27th, 2011
I was with the 35th eng. battalion c company.
Cecil Edenfield wrote on January 15th, 2011
Sorry everyone, my time in Viet Nam was a blur. I remember people and faces, but not really any names.
chester "chet" holmes wrote on January 14th, 2011
was @ lz hammond,bong son,mostley timber trestle bridging,was wounded at bridge site medivaced out,went to japan,sent back to the nam,went to QUHN NHON building barracks,was in sgt frickes squad i think d co?misurac,is the only one i remember,sgt hudson,honda,top the first sgt ? live in clearwater fl during the winter ,massena ny in the summer,hope everyone made it home ok,WELCOME HOME
ronald M Fink wrote on January 12th, 2011
I have original 1966 advance copy orders # 7-222 dated 28 July 1966. listed on the orders are: 1SGE8 Carrol Henderson, SSGE6 Ernesto M Arguigo, SSGE6 Jorge L Arocho-Nazario, SSGE6 Eldon J Benz, SSGE6 James A Hollomon, SSGE6 Paul C Oliver, SSGE6 Robert G Walton, SGTE5 Ronald M Fink, SP5E5 Russell L Kearns, SP5E5 Henry R Hopkins, SP5E5 Frank C White & SP4E4 Ollie Crews. If anyone would like a copy e-mail me ([email protected]) with your address & I will mail you a copy.
Fred Farischon wrote on January 6th, 2011
lot of memories
mike garcia wrote on November 20th, 2010
d co 67 to68
Phil Mason wrote on November 15th, 2010
I was in D Co. 35th Combat Engineers from April '68 to April '69. Need to contact anyone that was serving at that time in this company. Prior to company being moved to Sac Trang.
Randall Everett wrote on November 11th, 2010
I was a Helicopter Crew Chief, we were attached to the 35th engineer group at the CamRahn army airfield in 1967-68. If you have any contact with any of the pilots or crew at CamRahn please let me know.
RON JONES wrote on November 10th, 2010
Roy Kellum wrote on November 2nd, 2010
Thanks for your support and comments.
James E. McIntosh wrote on October 26th, 2010
Served with D Com. from the time they joined the rest of the battalion at Hammond LV for one year. Was on the advanced party. Would like contact with anyone else in D Company. Also was in 1st Eng. 1st inf. later. Retired 1sgt/ret.
Erica Guthery Neuenschwander wrote on October 23rd, 2010
My daddy was Odes J "Buddy" Guthery. 35th Engineer Battalion, B Company. I miss him so much. Mom's information has changed some. She still lives in Bethany, OK. Her number 405-787-5465. Her e-mail: [email protected] I would love to see any pictures of my dad to show my children. My e-mail: [email protected]
Thank you Erica Guthery Neuenschwander
RON JONES wrote on October 3rd, 2010
HELLO TO CHUCK "Mo" Mosley and dave Baran . I was assigned to BMO JUL 69-
JUL 70. Do you remember King and his dog,that we sent home, with him ?
Alfredo Hinojosa wrote on September 18th, 2010
I was in the 35th from infancy. 66-67. Did Ft.Lewis, cruised on the Darby, served in "B"Co, 2nd platoon until transferring to the 20th Engineer Bn.
Dennis M Lyons wrote on August 28th, 2010
Hq Company / S-4 July 69 - July 70
MOE WORNHOFF wrote on August 22nd, 2010
Joe Coleman wrote on August 17th, 2010
Was with C Co 35th from 7-70 Till 9-70 when they went home transfered to 36th then was in hq radio operator
Mike Ellsworth wrote on August 16th, 2010
stationed hammond air field 66-67, 35th combat engineers headquarters, hammond air field just north of fu cat, looking for old friends, dingler, crosby, would be nice to hear from some of them, i was injurged april 21 1967 in a jeep accident, shipped quin non hospital and then back to the states, feel free to email me thank you.
James Whelpley wrote on August 6th, 2010
I server HHC Nov 68-Nov 69, wason LST South China sea from Danang to Mekong.
Last November I was in Hanoi on a medical mission, we were doing free open heart surgery on children. I met a woman there who asked if I was in the war, I told her I was there 68-68, She told me her uncle was killed in 68 and her father lost his leg in 69, both NVA,
I started to weep, this woman came over to me, she hugged me and said "Not to worry, not your fault, we are friends now"...that hug erased a lot of anger.
On veterans day..I had dinner with ex-vc, ex-nva and ROK and US Army. We are all working together to save lives now. I will be returning to Hanoi this coming November.

Larry Dufrene wrote on July 8th, 2010
I need help finding members of the 35th that served with me. Joe Strope, William Salters, Louis Pardo, Guadilupe Flowers,and Manual Ruiz, Jr. I you have any info on these guys. Please send me an email. The Moose
robert eden wrote on June 4th, 2010
i was with 35th / charlie company phu bai camp eagle oct. till dec.then to can tho for nine months .
PVT. Luginbill John D. wrote on May 13th, 2010
I was interested in the history of the 35th because I was in the 35th when I was at basic training and AIT, where i beacame a combat engineer. I love the page and am proud of all the men who served in the 35th.
Linda Hood Austin wrote on May 12th, 2010
I am taking you way back...WW II. I found your site (nice) when I was looking for more on C Co. 35th Engineers for our family history. What year was the C Co. photo taken ? My father in law, William J. Austin, was in the 35th and went AWOL, to see his newborn son (my hubby) before shipping out in April, 1944, plus, his father was dying and Jack knew he wouldn't get back to see either. His battalion left without him, of course, and the local Sheriff called and said, "Jack, I got a call from the Army, and I know why you had to come home. After you have visited with your family for a few days, call me and I will drive you to Birmingham, Al. to turn yourself in. Well, Jack turned himself in 3 days later, (after the burial), and he was sent to Oregon, to begin his trial and sentence. Then, one day, the Army said, "Jack, get ready right now, you are going to catch up with your Company." He didn't even have time to get his personal items OR duffel bag, (probably to finish punishing him). He was never wounded but got "snow blindness" in Germany and had a bout of Malaria, at one point. He passed away in 1972, age 54, of cancer.
Marvin Jendro wrote on May 2nd, 2010
I would like to thank all the officers that work so hard to keep us together and their efforts to put together the reunions. I had a great time in Nashville.
Merle Schlotfeld wrote on April 26th, 2010
Service Jul 4,1969-Jul 4,1970 C Co. Anyone there? Please contact me!!. I am looking for information on Stephen Musgrave. He was really a fun guy.
Veronica Burden wrote on April 25th, 2010
It was so nice to meet you guys and gals in Nashville this year. You sure are a fun bunch! Enjoy yourselves in Branson next year.
john johnson wrote on April 11th, 2010
served 45th group feb 68-apr68,hq co. & c co. 35th Combat Engineers Apr68 till feb 69
william rose wrote on April 6th, 2010
served bin thuy 69 thru 70 first with the 517th then d an c company 35th eng. drove those yellow 20 ton gmc dump trucks (lady bird johnson trucks) returned to the world just before de-actavation. please parden the spelling
Rich Janney wrote on April 3rd, 2010
I joined the 35th in Nov of '66 and then rotated to 589 const.engineers.Saw Mike (catfish) Goodman entry Have several pictures of him and I in the 5898th.
bob shuster wrote on March 23rd, 2010
i was in hqs co in 1966-67 when we shipped out from fort lewis
william rose wrote on March 10th, 2010
served with the 517th july 1969 thru 1970 drove one of those yellow 20 ton gmc asphalt trucks pave the road between bin thuy and soc trang. can anybody relate to that.
Dave Perkins wrote on March 2nd, 2010
When and where is the next reunion?
Dave Perkins wrote on March 1st, 2010
I was with C company Nov. 67 - Oct. 68 Hq Plt. Comm. Chief, went from Up lift to just north of Namo Village on the south side of the Pass. Just found the web-site and think its great. Went back in Feb.71-Feb. 72 HHC 39th Eng. and A Co. 39th.
Called in allot of fire support and MedEvacs on the pass and Bill Thompson I think you may be one of them. Bill, if you know how to contact McGowan Got photos and someday I'll figure out how to post em. Been a long time
Mike Goodmon (catfish) wrote on February 15th, 2010
I was at Ft.Lewis in HHQ when all the trainees came in, went over on the Darby. Was a mechanic and drove the wrecker at LZ Hammond. Was a 90 day loss and transferred to the 589th Const engineers at AnKe.Came home 11-67. Just now found this web site.
Rich Kupper wrote on January 24th, 2010
Les: What a surprise to see your post today. Man has time flown by. Tomorrow I will be 65 and for the most part I'm still doing well. I was talking to a friend the other day about always having a trumpet, even in VietNam, but for the life of me I didn't recall what happened to the damn thing when I left. You may find it interesting to know that today I have a collection of Trumpets and after I retired in 1998 I started playing seriously and currently play in the Trumpet Section of the Capitol Pops Concert Band here in Sacramento. I came across the 35ths website about 3 or 4 years ago and have frequently check it out to see if I know anyone who made a recent posting. Incidently while I was in country I made several super 8 movies of us sinking telephones with Brown and others. Its been copied to a DVD if you would like a copy respond to me via my email:[email protected] and I would be glad to send you a copy. Take care for now. Rich Kupper
Lester W. Prisk Jr. wrote on January 23rd, 2010
35th Engr from Jan 1966 to Nov 1967. Hey Rich Kupper, I still have your trumpet I bought from you in Viet Nam for $5.37. Took the 23 day W.O.Darby boat trip in 1966 to Qui Non and after 3 months moved to LZ Hamond. Just one of the guys in HQ company, Commo that put up poles and ran spiral 4 commo land line wire to Phu Cat airforce base so GI's could call home at night. A fun time was had by all for 1 year and 1 day in Viet Nam and then an 89 day drop and home. Hope to get to the reunion.
Lester W. Prisk Jr. wrote on January 23rd, 2010
I hpoe to make it to the reunion in 2010. I have a bunch of individual pictures. Who can I send them to and get posted.
SPC Wilkins,Stevenn L. wrote on January 7th, 2010
i probably have no right to leave a message on this page, but i was looking for some friends that i went to BCT with. i was in D company in 2007 and was in 3rd Plt. doubtful that there is anyone on here from my training unit but i wanted to see either way. to everyone else, i want to say thank you for what you done for our country. it is because of you and people like my grandfather that i joined the army so that i might be able to sever my country and hold my head high and say that i fought for the freedom of everyone. thank you
Bob Behrendt wrote on December 24th, 2009
I was in A Co from 66-67 Just found this site. Would like to find a Charlie Smith from TN, SPC 4 Yomans from CO, Mayo Brussard from LA, Dwight Barns from IL. Thanks, please contact me at my E-mail address.
ROY BOWMAN wrote on December 7th, 2009
henry l jackson wrote on December 1st, 2009
you may have recieved a call from me.since sept.20th of 2009 i have been looking 35th engr.men i have found 70 so if you are needing to know who i found email me.the ones your looking for.thanks
Rich Kupper wrote on November 14th, 2009
Re: Richard Patlow's 11/11/09 entry: Hi Rich, I had to follow up your comment because I was also assigned to HHC Commo Section, only I was with the Battalion from its Fort Lewis days in '66 through Sept 24, 67. We were camped at LZ Hammond for the last 9 months in country and I spent many a long day and night running the radio atop the mountian that overlooked camp. So glad you made it back. Best wishes and God bless.....Rich Kupper
Richard Partlow wrote on November 11th, 2009
Joined the 35th in Ft Lewas just in time for the cruise on the Darby. September 1966 with company I was Commo Chief LZ English then HHC 35th until Oct 1667. Will scan some old pictures to post. I will attend the 2010 reunion. Anyone from the old commo squad get in touch please
James Criswell wrote on October 28th, 2009
35TH Combat Engeers C. Company, from Fort Lewis to Viet Nam--66,67. Was in LZ Uplift, worked in mortor pool.

Taylor S. Young wrote on October 28th, 2009
I served in B Company of the 35th at Ft. Lewis starting in 1958 when the 34th was deactivated. I spent a year or so with the 557th Light Equipment, but was back with the 35th until about April of 1961. We were on the line for going to Bay of Pigs when that fell through. From there, I was off to Okinawa 809th, the USMA Prep School, and then finished active duty in the 802d in Korea. In later days I worked with Viet Nam vets, the 35th was known and honored by them.
Hector Figueroa Sr. wrote on October 23rd, 2009
Served with the 35th "B" Company 1968-1969. Namo Beach, Freedom Hill (Ann Margaret / Bob Hope),Hong Kong R&R with my buddy "RED". Sgt. Purdy was our Platoon Sgt. I was promoted to Sgt. E-5.

Ragged Siding 55Bravo / Astro Tripper Niner 18th Brigade, Can tho, Sick on an LST during Typhoon heading to Mekong River.
Fred Wnorowski wrote on October 21st, 2009

with Hdq Co. 35th at Harvey Barracks in Kitzingen Germany from Jan 1955 to March 1957 as radio opr and msg cntr clerk except for a couple of mos with Co. B comm section at Bamberg...border patrol, etc. Luckily had wife & baby with me most of the time so missed the singles scene with Long & Grundon

Robert (Bob) Long wrote on October 21st, 2009
I see Ron Grundon (another Hoosier) posted just before me. We were in Kitzengen Germany together in 1955 - 1956. I was a radio operator (I remeber those ANGR9 suckers) Being a radio operator was great duty and I have a lot of good memories from my stint in Germany.
Ron Grundon wrote on October 21st, 2009
I was assigned to H & S Co in Kitzingen, Germany from 1954 - 1957. We gyro-ed to Ft Lewis, WA in Mar 57 and I was released to USAR in Aug 57. I still have some great memories of my tour with the 35th. Hope to make the reunion in Nashville in 2010
Dan White wrote on October 20th, 2009
Served in A Company from Oct 68 to Sept 69. Lang Co Village, north of Hai Van Pass to SocTrang, the mud hole outside of the airfield.
Bill Frank wrote on October 20th, 2009
HHC from 4/66 to 4/67. Served at LZ Hammond and then advance party to our new digs north of Danang. Sure would like to hear from those guys, especially Paul McManus.
Steve Kunishige wrote on August 26th, 2009
I served with the 35th Engr Battalion (Combat) between '67 - '68 at Qui Nhon and relo'd just north of the DaNang River. Stationed at HHC worked in Personnel and later became the Chaplains Assistant for Chaplain Pfaff (Capt).
JOHN (JACK) ALLEN wrote on August 21st, 2009

E-MAIL # [email protected]
Richard Kolsch wrote on July 22nd, 2009
I was with A company and then the 517 from Jan 69 to Dec. 69. I hope that everyone I knew made it home.
larry Borum wrote on July 22nd, 2009
I am sorry I misspelled Tom Borgoin name . Larry B
larry Borum wrote on July 22nd, 2009
to tom bourgin,
I was with the 517th fromthe beginning, starting @ Ft Cambell KY My e-mail Is
[email protected]
Welcome home brother
Thomas W Bourgoin wrote on July 21st, 2009
517TH ENGR CO. LE Jan. 70-Dec. 70 HQ Platoon Tailman asphalt paver. Looking for anyone from the 517th. Please email me or post. Welcome Home!
Janet Mastrangelo-Dane wrote on June 20th, 2009
My dad served in WWII starting in 344th engineers Co A, discharge papers show Co C, 35th engineer combat battalion Sept. 25, 1945. Why wouldn't he have been discharged under 344th? Why were they seperated?
Larry Borum wrote on May 5th, 2009
I was with the 517thLE attached to the 35th in nam frim1967-1968
Michael B wrote on March 27th, 2009
Welcome Home brothers. Thou I did not serve with the 35th Engineers, I was a grunt with the 4th Division, myt search here is for a friend of mine seeking information on his buddy Jerry Lee Shultz who was killed in Vietnam on 22 July 1968. He is trying to locate where Jerry was laid to rest. If anyone knew, served or remembers jerry please e-mail me
thank you
A proud Vietnam veteran

chuck 'mo' mosley wrote on March 27th, 2009
just found this site,Hdqtrs co.Bihn Thuy 6,69 thru 6,70.would love to hear from anyone there.
Bill Hankel wrote on February 27th, 2009
Served in Binh Thuy from 2/70 to 6/70 with 35th (20th Bgde)in HQ Co.S-1 under Lt. Meyer. When unit went home, moved to 18th Bgde at Lai Khe for a couple of months, then to Bao Loc until 12/70.
Tommy "Santa Claus" Allen wrote on February 24th, 2009
Served in C Company 35th Engineers July 68 until colors were sent back to US.
David Goode wrote on February 24th, 2009
I served in Viet Nam with Bryant Bowman, Jim Cremeans, Wally. Arrived in A Company 35th Combat in July 68 was with unit until colors sent back to US.
Dan Boon wrote on January 23rd, 2009
I was stationed at Ft. Lewis when some of the 35th came home in the winter of 67. I worked at the process center that gave the physicals for separation from the Army. I am a friend of Jerry Dooley a member of the 35th. Jerry lives in Linden,Texas.
Victoriano Andora wrote on January 23rd, 2009
Soc-Trang Vietnam 1969- 1970
With Charlie Company Squad Leader.
Robert Paul wrote on December 31st, 2008
I was a truck&generator mech with Hq Co
just north of the namo bridge,Danang
9-68/12-68. Spent new years eve on LST
heading for can-tho. Was there from
Marion Lipinski wrote on December 23rd, 2008
I am in photo on your home page, class of '66, company c. Mr. Webmaster, you are doing an amazing job.
I am happy to have found my "home page."
Sincere Regards,
Marion Lipinski
Needville, TX
Rios Rolando S. wrote on December 19th, 2008
[email protected]
Dave Baran wrote on December 5th, 2008
HQ 69-70 Binh Thuy April-April
JOHN ALLEN wrote on November 8th, 2008
Billy Thompson wrote on August 17th, 2008
I was in a company nov 5 1967 to nov 6 1968. I remember faces but not a lot of names. I was wounded on hai van pass july 30, 1968 along with the company clerk McGowan and others.
james campbell wrote on August 3rd, 2008
I served with d co. 35th at lz hammond and a co at lz crystal in 1967 and 68

Martin Botkin wrote on August 2nd, 2008
I was in B company in Binh Thuy from January 69 to September 70. Left for Fort Sill just before the deactivation. I was a radio operator and then 31-GOLF Commo Chief. Seems like yesterday. Anyone know what happened to Sgt. John Poe from Siler City, NC. He was the Commo Chief when I first arrived in-country and went to MACV in the delta as an adviser in late 69.
JOHN ALLEN ( JACK) wrote on July 11th, 2008
Robert Amburn wrote on May 12th, 2008
Roy, you did a good job with the pictures.
ANDY WALTON wrote on April 13th, 2008
Look forward to the reunion in 08.

Larry Dodson wrote on April 13th, 2008
Looking for anyone from 66-68 went over on the Darby.
WILLIAM UNDERWOOD(TREETOP) wrote on February 13th, 2008
WAS IN HQ CO 66-67
Mick Dunlap wrote on February 11th, 2008
HHQ Co. 66 and 67.
Porter Trammell wrote on February 8th, 2008
HHQ Co. Viet Nam 1966 thru 1967
pepper lewis(1LT Lewis) wrote on January 30th, 2008
Hope to see many of you in Pigeon Forge,I have made my reservations form May 1st thru May 3rd.Roy good job on the web site.
Jim Wallace wrote on January 29th, 2008
AKA Wally. A Co. 35th Engr. Batt. CBT
In country Feb.1968 thru April 1970
Bryant W. Bowman wrote on January 29th, 2008
Co "A" 35th from December 14, 67 through 11:42 AM on December 2, 1968. Served with Wally, Cremeans, Clendenin, Searfoss, Smith, Sholberg etc.
Chester A. Morben wrote on January 19th, 2008
I joined B Co. in June 68 until Sept 68 prior to that I was with HHC 45th Group from May 67 until June 68. Just checking to see who all signed in.
ben schultz wrote on December 31st, 2007
e-mail correction
BEN SCHULTZ wrote on December 31st, 2007
George Bailey wrote on December 22nd, 2007
Medic with C company 1968-69 HaiVan Pass then with HCC for the remainder of my tour.
Tommy Tomblin wrote on October 18th, 2007
35th Engineer vets get-together
Oct. 20, 2007 2 pm-on
Ronnie’s Icehouse
Brazoria, TX

Dan White wrote on September 12th, 2007
Anyone out there from A Co? I was there Oct 68 to Sept 69.
Michael Ronald Gripp wrote on August 8th, 2007
I was with HHC from August 67 - January 68; LZ Hammond. Transferred to A company. Was at Anh Khe for TET then on the north side of HaiVan Pass, later went to Soc Trang in the Mekong Delta. Would like to hear from anyone I knew.
Ray Greagrey wrote on July 20th, 2007
Vietnam 69-70. Was with group that traveled to Ft. Lewis to deactivate the Battalion. Did the last DD1 and was a member of the color guard at the cermony. Would like to hear from some of the guys...
ALBERT BALENSIEFEN wrote on May 27th, 2007
Sorry I had to miss the reunion. Where is the next one!
Richard Kupper wrote on May 1st, 2007
Just checking to see if someone I served with has made an entry
Gary Cooper wrote on April 27th, 2007
I Was In Vietnam With Allen,Johnson,Stone,McNabb,Buie,& A Host Of Other Guys Whose Names I Cant Recall Right Now.If Any Of The Guys From "C" Company Would Like To E-Mail Me, Please Do So.
clyde barker wrote on April 14th, 2007
I was in 1955 to 1957 B company..Is there any pictures of are co at that time i live in dayton ohio.We came home from german to wash st I love to have pictures and nane of the men i service with thank you
Victor Allen wrote on February 16th, 2007
I was there in C company
Roy Kellum wrote on January 30th, 2007
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