Arrived Vietnam 19 Nov 67 Departed Vietnam 10 Mar 72
Bien Hoa 11/67 - Feb 68
Bien Hoa/Phu Bai 3/68 - Apr 69
Bien Hoa/Gia Le 5/69 - Sept 69
Bien Hoa/Hue/Phu Bai Oct 69 - Nov 69
Hue/Phu Bai Dec 69 - Mar 72
4,011 KIA 18,259 WIA 7 Medals of Honor
(Casualty Figures from 'Vietnam Era')
*Officially redesignated 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) on
15 Dec 68
**The 1st Brigade departed Ft Campbell 6 July 65, flew to San Francisco, departed Oakland sea terminal
on the USNS General Leroy Eltinge for 20 days at sea. 1st Brigade entered Cam Ranh Bay on 29 July 65
Company B, 2d Battalion, 501st
Infantry (Geronimo), 101st Airborne Division Association's Board of Officers are:
Dave Reinheimer - President
Walter Bouman - Vice President
Bob Worrall - Treasurer
Bob Colombo - Secretary
Leo Flory - Sergeant At Arms
The two newest pages on the website are our B-2/501st MEDICS page and our CO's page. Regarding our MEDICS page, everyone most likely can still hear in their minds the word
MEDIC being yelled out in the bush. These brave men risked their own lives to rescue and give aid to others and we honor them. Your comments about our
medics AND our commanding officers are welcomed for inclusion on their pages. Just email the webmaster. To view the MEDICS page,
CLICK HERE. To view the CO's page,
TRANSITION TO DUTY was written by our own, Leo "Doc" Flory (68-69) He was a medic with our company during 68-69 in Vietnam.
His book is great and it is recommended reading! It's a true story detailing a combat medic's tour in Viet Nam with Bravo
Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles). Author Leo Flory takes the reader on his
personal journey from his small Michigan hometown to the rice paddies of the A Shau Valley in Viet Nam and back. His journeys
chronicle the daily life of both himself and the gallant men of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry. For more information
or to order a copy visit the link below.
B-2/501st (101st ABN Div) 67-72 RVN is now on FACEBOOK! This will be a great tool as an extension of our website
in order for us to communicate with each other, share photos and stories, links, current events in our lives, etc. This is a CLOSED group, which means
it is ONLY for those who served with this unit in Vietnam some time during 67-72 AND their family members. To join,
CLICK HERE. We already have many members and there are scores of photos and a couple of videos
that you will ONLY
see on our Facebook page. You can easily add your own photos. There are members there who are family of deceased members that you served with who would really value
your memories of their
loved ones. You are encouraged to join so you don't miss out on a thing! You don't have to "say" anything if you don't want to. You can just be a "fly on the
wall" and observe all the different dialogues that are taking place. Just give it a try and if you don't like it, you can always drop out at any time. SEE YOU THERE!
B-2/501st (101st ABN Div) 67-72 RVN WIVES and SIGNIFICANT OTHERS now has their own FACEBOOK group, at the suggestion of Ginny Hiller.
It too is a CLOSED GROUP only for spouses and significant others of B-2/501st troopers, so we can feel comfortable sharing conversations as a private group. A lot of us
have developed a bond from attending reunions together and this will help us maintain that bond. CLICK HERE to join.
Our VERY OWN B-2/501st Website Search Engine--Try it!
I jump by parachute from any plane in flight. I volunteered to do it, knowing well the hazards of my choice.
I serve in a mighty AIRBORNE force--famed for deeds in war-- renowned for readiness in peace.
It is my pledge to uphold its honor and prestige in all I am--in all I do.
I am an elite trooper--a sky trooper--a shock trooper-- a spearhead trooper. I blaze the way to far-flung goals--
behind, before, above the foe's front lines.
I know that I may have to fight without support for days on end. Therefore, I keep my mind and body always fit to do
my part in any AIRBORNE task. I am self-reliant and unafraid. I shoot true and march fast
and far. I fight hard and excel in every art and artifice of war.
I never fail a fellow trooper. I cherish as a sacred trust the lives of individuals with whom I serve. Leaders have
my fullest loyalty, and those I lead never find me lacking.
I have pride in the AIRBORNE! I never let it down!
In peace, I do not shrink the dullest of duty, nor protest the toughest training. My weapons and equipment are always
combat ready. I am neat of dress--military in courtesy--proper in conduct and behavior.
In battle, I fear no foe's ability, nor underestimate his prowess, power and guile. I fight him with all my might and
skill-- ever alert to evade capture or escape a trap. I never surrender, though I be the last.
My goal in peace or war is to succeed in any mission of the day-- or die, if needs be, in the try.
I belong to a proud and glorious team-- the AIRBORNE, the Army, my Country. I am its chosen
pride to fight where others may not go-- to serve them well until the final victory.
I am the trooper of the sky! I am my Nation's best! In peace and war I never fail. Anywhere, anytime, in anything-- I
A I R B O R N E
A is for all the way
I is for in the sky
R is for rough and tough
B is for born to die
O is for on the go
R is for ready
N is for never quit
E is for everyday
We gratefully acknowledge
Dan Albrecht, Rick Arbogast, Lenard Blachly, Walt Bouman, Frederick Browne, Robert Butts, Bill Campbell,
Duffy Casey, Bob Colombo, Christos Cotsakos, Mike Dipinto, Jay Eilers, Leo Flory, Steve Forsstrom,
Gene Fry, Bob German, Chuck German, Tim Gould, Doug Grier, Mark Hallgren, Phil Hazen, Terry Heig,
John Heil, Darrel Heinsohn, Frank Hengesbaugh, Leo Hiller, Dwayne Huseman, Larry Jackson,
Steve Johnson, Jerry Joseph, David Kloster, Luther Lassiter, Robert Layton, Chuck Maguire, Mike Malone,
John Marks, John Marlowe, Keith Maxwell, Randy Mays, Norm Miller, John McCammon, Irvin McCoun, Jim Motika,
Pat O'Leary, Don Otto, John Pate, Dennis Peterson, Stan Ralph, Dave Reinheimer, Neil Salsbery, George Schorr,
Paul Sibert, Mike Silverthorn, Paul Sondey, Luther Starks, Dave Testerman, Bob Tenney,
Bart Thompson, James Thompson, Gary Van Etten, Mel Waite, John Ward, Joe Washart,
Al Werth, James Wertz, Chris Westwood, Paul Wilgus and Brian Williams
for their monetary donations toward
website and newsletter costs.
SPECIAL THANKS goes to Stan Ralph for donating the webspace for this website!
This website was
originated in Feb 2001 by Cathy Jimerson (Brad Jimerson's wife).
Brad Jimerson and
Dave Reinheimer have been responsible for reuniting many of our brothers by a tireless search over the years and
maintaining regular contact with all those they have found. This website is for ALL 67-72
Company B troopers.
Your contributions are welcomed. Have you got pictures or anything else to share? SEND 'EM!
Do you think the
website is missing something? TELL US!
AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!
REFLECTIONS AND REMEMBRANCE
For every soldier that was wounded and had to leave the field; his buddies, the pure terror of war, those are the images that will always go through their heads, no matter how long the passage of time! When you are with them, the time seems to fly by. You know their full name, their girlfriends, hometown, phone number, likes and dislikes and their faces. It is all a blur, yet you were much closer to them, than those who went all through school with you. You were with them 24 hours a day and depended on them with your life.
At the time you are hit, everything goes into slow motion and the faces seem to be in a fog all around you. It is your friends that have come by to see how you are doing, all telling you that all will be fine and that they will soon see you again. You know that this is not true! They shake your hand, tousle your hair or pat you on the shoulder to let you know that they are there, knowing full well that you are on your own. They leave your side as you lay stretched out waiting for an "evac" and go about their business as usual, without you. Your thoughts are centered upon living, while theirs is on the enemy that they must face to complete their job. Your fight is now over.
For the next few days you lost all aspect of time and lose precious days that fog in and out while you are safe and being treated. Your buddies are not so lucky. They are carrying on the fight that you are unable to do. They talk of you to one another from time to time and when every new man comes into your company, they are told of you and how to avoid what happened to you. You wonder where they are, who's on point, who's on ambush and who is on LP.
Some friendships made in war last a lifetime! Yet, there are others that have slipped away. Neither can remember who was with whom. You can't remember the face that saved your life, their names are erased from your memory. Only sometimes when you meet with one of your buddies, can you both recall certain people that you depended upon. More than likely, you lose all contact with those and have no way to re-establish that contact. Until now. Some, sadly, do not wish to be encountered. THAT IS SAD!
To all of us, it sure would be nice if we tried to re-establish those bonds of years gone by. Not to glorify time, but to say THANKS to those that served with us and became BROTHERS-IN-ARMS.
Used with permission from Bob (Scotty) Scott A-1/501 1968 PO Box 662 Belfair WA 98528