Thank you so much for your comment. We have all dealt with the isolation of discussing Vietnam (veterans and families) and now it is 40+ years later. The public don’t realize that the emotions and feelings of the war are not long gone, because it will never be gone. The war is over in history books only, but not in the minds of veterans. In my case it was a bond to a Vietnam Brother to get me to talk 40 years later for the first time in my life. It wasn’t my wife, family, or anyone else that would ever make me open up and talk about it before. There is someone out there for each of us to connect with that one day will help us heal. I will always be there for any Brother that would like and talk and hopefully we can help each other. We would love to have any pictures should your husband want to share with us. PS There is a web link for Vietnam Wives I think many veteran wives can relate to in our Vietnam Links Page titled “Vietnam Veteran Wives” Ron
Ron and Jim, thank you very much for setting up this website. It will be nice to email and keep in touch with the brothers that we served with in the 272ND.
Thanks John. It would have never happened without the knowledge and efforts of my son Nick. We had the idea but he put it into effect. It is a great feeling to put us together and finally be able to talk to long lost Brothers. We all went through the long times where we felt we weren’t appreciated by the new media, the public and sometimes out own Government but through it all we never lost our bond, loyalty and desire to connect with our Brothers and now we have a place to call home for all 272nd members. Thank you and the other members for making this possible by your use of the site and your contributions.
Thanks to Ron, Jim and Nick for our website home.
Really really enjoyed the reunion and hope future ones measure up. Captain Sonricker’s opening remarks “Welcome home!” “Well done!” indelibly resonate and were greatly appreciated. All of us need to hear these words again at another reunion.
As a pastor and police chaplain, I would like to share its spiritual significance. The Lord Jesus Christ as Commander in Chief of Heaven expresses double emphasis:
Matthew 25:21 (KJV) His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:23 (KJV) His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Again looking forward to our next appointed reunion.
Henry Barry 1968
From Bog’s daughter…WELCOME HOME GUYS. I want to THANK EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. I wish that I could convey how appreciative and proud I am of all of you… Ron, wonderful site. What a great way to reunite, help heal, and continue building your brotherly bond. I hope that you all continue keeping in touch with each other. Please let me know if I can ever be of any help. Sincerely, Pauline (Bog’s youngest daughter — firstname.lastname@example.org) THANK YOU! I pray that God keeps you all extra close in his loving arms.
Is there a plain list of members by state that we can see that has those that live in each state, I tried going through the members area but by the time you get to clicking each one it takes forever especially when you don’t know who you are looking for. Thanks
Hi Gene, I can send you a pin map of members with names for your state and neighboring however I can not post the member info as some do not wish to have posted. When you see the names in your state you can then look them up on the profile page for email and contact. Hope that helps everyone. The large country map will not show the names until I zoom in to a region then they will appear on my map.
Hello, Thank YOU all for your service! I am the daughter of Richard Whiting who served with the 272nd MP Co. in Vietnam. My father recently passed away and I have two photo albums full of pictures from 71-72 during his time in Nha Trang / Pleiku. Would love to share the photos with this group, wondering how to get started ?
Hi everyone, my name is Eric, and although I didn’t serve in Vietnam, I was fortunate enough to continue your legacy in Iraq as a young Sergeant in the Fighting Deuce. I just wanted to drop by to thank you all for your service, and let you know that your history and achievements aren’t forgotten. I served in the Deuce from 2010-2012, but unfortunately, hadn’t been lucky enough to see the rich history that you have documented here. We knew the story about how we got our name, and the fallen were memorialized on our orderly room walls, but the detail you have documented here is incredible. The timelines and photos are amazing. It’s been an honor to read about your missions and get a glimpse of what life in the Deuce was like in Vietnam.
2nd Platoon, 272nd MP CO
I served with c co. 716th in siagon in 1969.welcome brothers.
Ron; Sorry to say that I haven’t visited the website in quite some time, but I did spend some time with it today, and I’m very impressed. Great stuff and functionality. Thanks for all you do.
Today March 29th National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Welcome home from the unit’s mailman 67-68 Marc Renner.
This is a great site, and I look forward to seeing some of the photos posted, and will post of the photos I took in Nha Trang during TET in Jan-Feb 1968.
Welcome aboard Ray….
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