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Troop D, an integral part of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, was a mechanized unit composed primarily of six M113A1 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC's), three Sheridan Tanks, and one mortar track for each platoon during the Vietnam War. My Father, Melvin "RED" Royer, served with Troop D, 2nd Platoon, from January to September 1970, until a wound he sustained after driving over a land mine sent him home. This page is dedicated to "RED" and all of the men he served with from TROOP D, 17th Cav, 199th LIB. God Bless you all...
"RED" --- (Several pics of RED in the Nam)
NEW!!! "D-troop" --- (pics donated from visiters)
"D-21 Interviewed" --- (An article/interview of several D-21 members "including Red": Donated by Slim)
"THE WALL" --- (D-troop Reunion Pics by Skip Brockner at "The Wall" in DC)
"SKI's PICS" --- (Pics donated by Joe "SKI" Tchinski, D-26 driver)
"Ambush Aftermath: 4/1/70" --- ("blown up tanks & dead NVA" by Rich "Slim" Mahnken, 1st Plt, T15)
"Redcatcher Reunion 2000" --- (A link to Ski's reunion Pictures 2000)
(YOUR PICTURES HERE!?! SEND YOUR PICS AND I'LL POST EM)
APRIL 1, 1970
April Fools Day, 1970, was a sad day in Redcatcher history. General Bond, the only U.S. General Killed during the Vietnam War in ground combat, was KIA along with several other Redcatchers, including SSgt Billy Schaffer, CPL Daniel Flynn, SFC Jay King, PFC Eldon Moore; and SP4 Everett Ankrom and SP4 Edward Howard who died later from wounds sustained that day. I am interested in dedicating a page in honor of the fallen and wounded that day. If you were there and have any articles, pictures, or memories to share, please E-mail me at the address below. Any information would be helpful.. Thank you."KIA list, pics, and info 4/1/70"
(Redcatcher articles from the Stars&Stripes: 1970)
"U.S. General Slain! (3Apr70)"
"The Last Letters of a Slain General (31May70)" NEW!!!
"Huey Crash Injures 199th Col. (7July70)" NEW!!!
"199th Inf. Brigade Active Duty Ended (27Sep70)"
"Departing 199th 'Did All It Could' (28Sep70)" NEW!!!
"Old Guard Leaving Viet War (30Sep70)" NEW!!!
"199th Bows Out With Taps, Fame (13Oct70)" NEW!!!
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