Charlie Company Membership
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- Sgt.(E-5) -
Eddy R. -
E6 - 2nd Platoon - Binh Phouc - 06/67-5/68
460 CR 6610
Dayton, TX 77535
2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon
James P. -
Rach Kien - Binh Phuoc - 2/70 - 4/71
1610 Pinoak Pl.
Jonesboro, AR 72404
- E5 - 12/67-12/68
2618 McComas Rd.
White Hall, Maryland 21161
I was Sgt. E-5, Also went to the Big Red One, Was the mess sgt at the
end. Looking for anyone who served with me or played CARDS with
E4 - 1st Platoon - Binh Phuoc - 05/70 - 08/70
Nicholas G. Johnson
Salinas, Ca. 93901
- 2nd Platoon - Tan An - 5/70-8/70
54 Woodlawn Circle
Marshfield, Mass. 02050
I arrived in country 5/70. My unit was sent to cambodia (shakey's
hill) right away. After returning to Nam I was reassigned to the
Americal Div. I really can not remember to many names? I
hope this message will help me.
- 3rd Platoon - Binh Phuoc - 9/68 - 10/68
1086 E. Gartner Road
Naperville, Il. 60540
One of the last assigned to the 9th Infantry Division 5th /60th Mech before being reassigned to the 1st Infantry Division 1st / 16th. Took over from 1st LT. D. Long as XO after move North to Lia Khe.
2LT - Artillery FO from 2/4th Arty - Binh Phuoc -01/4/68-02/20/68
1124 Arborhill Drive
Woodstock, Ga. 30189
Artillery FO. 2LT. Only with them for a short while. Ran
convoys from Saigon to Dong Tam. Was at Cholon and the race
track during TET. Got blown off a track near Cai Lay.
Spent most of the rest of my tour as the FO of B 3/39 in and around
Rach Kien and then the last 3 months of 1968 as the FDO and XO of C
2/4 Artillery in Tan Tru. Will never forget TET and the guys in
Bandido Charlie although I have a difficult time in remembering
Thomas Ray - Binh Phuoc - 11/67 -10/68
43870 Barbara Trail
Aguanga CA 92536
John L. (H o r n)
- 2nd Platoon - Rach Kein - 12/68 - 7/69
30 Butternut Court
Iowa City, IA 52246
I carried the radio. My nickname was "Horn".
Charlie Co Medic
1st Platoon Medic - 2nd Platoon Medic - Binh Phuoc - 1/68-10/68
Thomas R. -
3rd Platoon -
53437 Gearhart Rd.
I have contacted Jerry Lemons,
and Dennis Rognes. I would like to hear from anyone that served with
the Charlie Rangers. The greatest!
Larry A. Garner
Jack W. -
3rd Plt -
Dong Tam -
9/68 - 12/68
7010 Orchard Ave
I was short upon arriving in country as I had only 7 months to serve. I was assigned to the 1/16th in Lai Khe and was transferred to 5/60th in Dong Tam. I was on the Loc Nihn operation before going to Dong Tam, and one of my childhood friends was an evac chopper pilot and was shot down and killed on that operation along with General Kieth Ware who was commanding that operation…small world. I also knew Capt. Warren Goss and went on several missions with him. I really liked him and felt a great loss when he was killed just before I left country. I also soldiered with fellow grunts Riggins, Holzheimer, Rasa and Bowles, all of whom are now deceased. I miss them all and wish they could have lived to join in on our reunions. May God keep them all in His arms.
William D. -
2nd Platoon - Rach Kien - Binh Phuoc - 12/69 - 10/70
2531 SW 114th
Seattle, WA. 98146
James D. -
Hq Platoon -
Lai Ke (1st/16th) then Rach Kein
5/68 - 5/69
12399 State Hwy 198
Was radio operator for Co Commander or "Commo Chief" for most of my tour. We had several COs seriously wounded or killed during my year in Vietnam.
Peter H. - Charlie Co. / HDQRTRS Co. - Dong Tam / Rach Kien - 9/68 to
Memories now thirty-six plus years (and growing) of all of us working
hard to keep each other alive. I have positive memories despite the
Hell we found ourselves in. I carried radio for Captain Goss and
remember many talks with him at all hours in all sorts of situations.
His beliefs, his total understanding of the big picture and the
immediate picture, his appreciation for every man he commanded, the
value and respect he placed on human life, (no matter the uniform)
plus a dedicated belief that he could make a difference in and for the
Army for the years to come was astounding. His love and caring for
Charlie Company put him in the wrong place at the wrong time on 6 Dec
1968. His replacement meant well but did not have a clue how to lead
or command and Warren Judge Goss, now a Major took one more mission to
safeguard the company and was taken from us by a sniper. In the Summer
of 1968 when we were still part of the Big Red One, Gen. Keith Ware
used to fly in wherever
Goss was and have private in the field talks. The boys in higher
command knew of his capacities through Ware (and others). He would
have made great contributions to the Army and our nation beyond those
he made with us. God Bless Him.
John O. -
My Tho - 9/66 - 6/67
5205 Tazewell Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37918-7520
I was one of the original members of Company C 5th of the 60th. I joined the unit in Fort Riley, Kansas and accompanied the unit to RVN. I knew Larry and the original cast of characters and served with the unit until I was infused to the 196th Lt Inf Bde. I served with Larry as a Platoon Sgt and Acting Plt Leader of the 1st Platoon. I was with Larry during AP-Bac on May 2, 1967. Larry was alive when I left for the 196th. After all these years, I still have my Scarf and Headgear that we would put on once outside the gate.
After retirement I started an outreach minestry, the "KFL". Please look at our web site...
John is retired from the U.S. Army, JVC Professional and is co-founder of the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon. His individual decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After a distinguished military career, he continued his education in the field of electronics. Once he completed his studies, he began his new career with Bondurant Brothers Company located in Knoxville at the time video recording was in its infancy. Following his tenure with Bondurant Brothers, he was employed by JVC Professional Products Company for the next 27 years. Before retirement John served as General Manager of Government Sales & Marketing. John and his wife Susan make their home in Knoxville.
Most of my Christian life has been that of a “gap-ER”. I came to know Christ at the age of 12 years and followed Him diligently for about 18 months. Somewhere around my sophomore year in high school, I chose the wrong path. At first the path that I chose was exciting, fun and adventurous. My departure from the faith/backsliding, led to many years of sadness and heartbreak.
When God made each of us he left a need in our heart that only God could fill. I had been searching for something to fill that space for many years. About 8 or 9 years ago, I attended Corryton Church where Rocky Ramsey was preaching the Word of God. After that service, I ask God to forgive me, in the name of Jesus Christ and to return to me the “Joy of my Salvation”. Sometime later I found a place where they offered what I had been searching for, some place where people would hold me accountable for what I did or did not do.
Danny C. -
3rd Platoon -
4/68 - 2/69
18728 Dawn Road
I started with the 9th, 5th/60th Bandido Charlie, 3rd Plt, then after 5 or 6 months I moved to the 1st/16th, 1st ID. We ended up in the Iron Triangle and built a firebase outside of Ben Cat. It was called firebase Hertcan and was about a mile from the Mekong river.
James K. -
Rach Kien - 9/68 - 8/69
8180 N. 37th St.
Richland, MI 49083
-E6 - 3rd Platoon - Rach Kien - 8/68 to 7/69
Hugh E. Best
David R. Rasa
E-6, Platoon Sgt for Third Platoon, Charlie Co.
Robert L. - LT - 1st Platoon - 01/70-06/70
Richard J. - E5 - 1st
Platoon - Rach Kien - 8/68-7/69
11612 Belmont Place
Cedar Lakes, IN 46303
I came down from the 1st/16th 1st ID.
Alberto, D. -
Dong Tam - My Tho - 1967-1968
219 Avenida Marguarita.
Oceanside, CA 92057
To all who survived Hello! To those who did not you will never be forgotten
Edward, J. - E5 - 1st
Binh Phuoc - 05/68-09/68
11618 80th Ave N.
Seminole, FL 33772
1st platoon/ squad leader/Sgt E-5 TET offense/wounded in
Wendel T. (Toby) - LT - 2nd Platoon - 4/70-8/70
5th Battalion Association Vice-President
George R. - 4th
Rach Kien - 7/69 - 4/70
646 Northland Drive
Hanover PA 17331
I also served with Delta Co 3/47, 05/69 - 07/69.
Joseph (The Bull) - Dong Tam - Rach Kien - 10/68 - 3/69
116 Cherry Lane
Medford, NY 11763
I was assigned to Co. C 1/16 Inf, 1st Inf Div in March 1968. I
remember that move in Sept 1968. I was assigned to the Mess Hall
Jan 69. I left Vietnam March, 69 and was discharged March 69
from Fort Dix, N.J. I was originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. I
do not have a computer, but please send me more information about 5/60
Co. C. 9th Div. Co C was assigned from a small town outside
Saigon. I went from Dong Tam, to Rach Kien, then to Fort Dix N.J.
Then I went back to Brooklyn, N.Y. I wish to attend the next
Gary G. - 2nd Platoon Leader - Rach Kien - 2/69 - 2/70
PO Box 12
Birch Run, MI 48415-0012
Larry M. - LT -
3rd Platoon -
Rach Kein - 04/69-04/70
2213 Fallen Oaks Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
Third Platoon Leader. Captain Dave Mackey was my first CO. He was KIA
in a Copter crash. Sgt. Sullivan was platoon sergeant. Sulley was
wounded by friendly fire in the leg. I served as the Assistant S3 and
the S5 when promoted to Captain. Sgt.McEnally, Sgt.Richard Stennico,
Doc Johnson, Sgt.Ray Birchfield. All served in the Third Platoon with
me. Would love to hear from anyone from Charlie Company who was in
country in 1969.
Bob - LT - Rach Kien - 3rd. Platoon Leader - 9/68-7/69
For all who didn't come home
63735 Johnson Road
Bend, OR 97701
I came to the Delta from the 1st/16th, 1st ID in 9/68. Served as a
Platoon Leader and then as S-5 "Civil affairs officer". I would love
to hear from anyone who knew me in Vietnam
Tommy G. - BearCat, DongTam, Tan An, Binh Phouc - 05/66 - 12/67
1521 Rice Rd # L-103
Tyler, TX 75703-3222
First Charlie Company Commanding Officer, S-4, S-5
Great to have found 5th/60th INF again, The Best Then, The Best Now
Timothy, D. - 2nd Platoon - Rach Kein and Binh Phuoc - 09/69-09/70
12070 Greenbower Ave.
Pickerington, OH 43147
Would like to hear from old comrades.
Coro, Don Terry - SFC - Retired 1st Sgt - Binh Phuoc -
11/67 - 5/68
6212 Pino Real Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
great fighting men… welcome home brothers… hold your head high and stand tall… there are none better BANDIDO CHARLEY 5TH 60TH INF
Cowles, Lenny E. - Mortar Platoon - Rach Kein -
4272 Birchwood Ave
Seal Beach, Ca 90740
Looking to hear from Randy, Chet, or George Chance from Mortar
Platoon. Would love to hear from anyone from 1969 that remembers
Charlie Co.'s basketball court or the EM club that Hank built
Daniel, Albert - 1st Platoon - Rach Kien - 7/69 - 3/70
1413 N. Bibb Avenue
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Davis, Benjamin H. - 4th Platoon - Binh Phuoc/Rach
Kien - 05/68-05/69
7796 Teal Glen Cr.,
Mooringsport, LA 71060
Bandido For life
Davis, Dan L. - 1st Platoon - Rach
Kien - 07/69-01/70
116 Oak Creek Circle
Branson West, MO 65737
Platoon Leader 1st Platoon from 07/69 to 11/69 then transferred to HHC.
Captain Roberts was Charlie Company Commander
710 Pebble Creek
Mesquite, Texas 75149
Served under Lt.Garner. Buddies I had - Delbert Webb; Walter
Cline Dong Tam on Coleten Navy ship when with Navy on mekon river
patrol. Was hit in sept.1967. Bandidos!!
Dennis Paul - E5 - Rach Kein - 09/68 - 03/69
4557 NE Park Ridge Ave
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64064
In Country June 1968, Charlie Company, 3rd Platoon, 1st Squad.
September 1968 unit moved to 5/60, 9th Division. Pointman until
became squad leader, Sgt E-5, for 1st squad.
1LT - 1st Platoon - Rach Kien - 11/68 - 07/69
Dennis M. Keith
Rodney D. Wise -
my two radio operators who
were KIA on 6 Feb 69 in a night ambush near the Binh Phuoc bridge.
259 E. Bay Street
Costa Mesa, California 92627
I was a First Leiutenant, 1st Platoon Leader of Charlie Company in
1969. Call sign: Riot Charlie Five-Six... Sea of Reeds, Parrot's
Beak, Go Cong, Tan Tru, Tan An, wounded near Binh Phuoc's blown-up
bridge on 2/6/69... Looking for any Charlie grunts, my squad leaders,
other platoon leaders, medics, and especially "Cowboy" Sgt McLean who
probably saved all our lives that night at the bridge ambush.
Sam - 9/69-9/70
504 N. Lincoln
Elk City, OK 73644
Rich - 3rd Platoon - Rach Kien - 9/68 - 7/69
2500 Marlee Drive
Turlock, CA 95380
Came down from the 1st/16th, 1st ID. Served as a squad Sgt with Lt Bob
DiStefano, Ronald (Babysohn) - 4th Platoon - Binh Phuoc - Lai Kai - 04/68 - 04/69
161 Kennedy Blvd
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Proud to be a Bandido Charlie!
Jon G. - 2nd Platoon - Rach Kien - 1/69 - 1/70
- LT - Commanding Officer
3rd Platoon -
- 9/67 - 3/68