Radio Vietnam
November 21, 2017, 01:06:00 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home   forum home   Search Arcade Login Register Help  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Memorial Day  (Read 18803 times)
RadioResearcher
Moderator
Lieutenant Colonel
***

Karma: 42
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


"This is It" -- Alan Watts


View Profile
« on: May 27, 2006, 09:02:00 AM »

[ IMAGE NOT SHOWN - GUESTS CANNOT VIEW ATTACHED IMAGES ]

"Keeping Vigil"
(Photo Credit:  Alex McNeer)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2007, 04:29:26 PM by RadioResearcher » Logged

RADIO RESEARCHER
Moderator

SP4, 98C20 (Radio Traffic Analyst)
408th RR Det/Americal RR Co (Prov)
Chu Lai, RVN, 1967-1968
RadioResearcher
Moderator
Lieutenant Colonel
***

Karma: 42
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


"This is It" -- Alan Watts


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 09:23:15 AM »

In Memoriam - James T. Davis, a Radio Research soldier and the first American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.

[ IMAGE NOT SHOWN - GUESTS CANNOT VIEW ATTACHED IMAGES ]

[ IMAGE NOT SHOWN - GUESTS CANNOT VIEW ATTACHED IMAGES ]

Photos thanks to Bob Minott at http://comcenterspec.homestead.com/72B20D1.html

-- Radio Researcher
Logged

RADIO RESEARCHER
Moderator

SP4, 98C20 (Radio Traffic Analyst)
408th RR Det/Americal RR Co (Prov)
Chu Lai, RVN, 1967-1968
Huyen
Radio Vietnam MVP
Lieutenant Colonel
*

Karma: 28
Offline Offline

Posts: 467



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 09:24:30 PM »

Very Nice Pics!
Logged
RadioResearcher
Moderator
Lieutenant Colonel
***

Karma: 42
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


"This is It" -- Alan Watts


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 09:50:15 PM »

THE LAST RADIO RESEARCH SOLDIERS KILLED IN VIETNAM
(edited to repair broken links, 05/31/10)

 
Bruce Allen Crosby, Jr.                                                         Gary Patrick Westcott
April 24, 1951                                                                     December 26, 1951
March 30, 1972                                                                   March 30, 1972
SGT 33C20                                                                         SP5 98G26
Terminal Intercept                                                               Vietnamese Linguist
Equipment Repairman



Sgt Crosby and Spec Westcott, of the 407th Radio Research Detachment, were assigned to maintain and safeguard highly sophisticated NSA signals monitoring and collection equipment at FSB Sarge, along the DMZ, at the outset of the NVA Spring Offensive of 1972.  They were two of only three Americans at the site.  During an attack on the FSB, a 122 mm rocket with a delayed fuse penetrated their reinforced equipment bunker before exploding, setting off built-in thermite destruction devices in the equipment.  Crosby and Westcott were killed instantly.  The bunker burned for days.

In 1999, a Joint Task Force mission attempted to recover remains of Crosby and Westcott at the location of FSB Sarge.  They were not successful.



In 2002, a memorial wreath-laying event took place at the USASA memorial at HQ, INSCOM.  Veterans of the 407th RR Det were in attendance.



For a complete description of the events surrounding the deaths of Sgt Crosby and Spec Westcott, please go to http://407thrrd.proudlyserved.us/BodyOfSecrets2.html

Adapted from materials obtained from the 407th RR Det website, http://407thrrd.proudlyserved.us/index.html

-- RR
« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 01:03:03 PM by RadioResearcher » Logged

RADIO RESEARCHER
Moderator

SP4, 98C20 (Radio Traffic Analyst)
408th RR Det/Americal RR Co (Prov)
Chu Lai, RVN, 1967-1968
Huyen
Radio Vietnam MVP
Lieutenant Colonel
*

Karma: 28
Offline Offline

Posts: 467



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 07:07:43 PM »

I have always admired the men who were there at the end the most.  They saw it all winding down, were more isolated than those who came before, and didn't have as many Americans to associate with.  Gotta give them a lot of credit for doing their job ata time and place where they probably felt almost abandoned. Flag Waver!
Logged
RadioResearcher
Moderator
Lieutenant Colonel
***

Karma: 42
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


"This is It" -- Alan Watts


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 10:45:38 AM »


-- RR
Logged

RADIO RESEARCHER
Moderator

SP4, 98C20 (Radio Traffic Analyst)
408th RR Det/Americal RR Co (Prov)
Chu Lai, RVN, 1967-1968
Huyen
Radio Vietnam MVP
Lieutenant Colonel
*

Karma: 28
Offline Offline

Posts: 467



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 11:27:40 AM »

Happy Memorial Day to RR and all the vets out there.  Solemn remembrance for those who sacrificed all so the rest of us could be free.  Freedom really means a lot.  If you think these are just words, try living somewhere where you don't have relative freedom.   Flag Waver!

Thank You Vets!!!
Logged
daryyy
Guest
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 02:02:23 AM »

I heard this  before. Thanks for your good job. Any more detail about this
Logged
RadioResearcher
Moderator
Lieutenant Colonel
***

Karma: 42
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


"This is It" -- Alan Watts


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 10:27:26 AM »

For an enlargement, see my Gallery.





-- RR
Logged

RADIO RESEARCHER
Moderator

SP4, 98C20 (Radio Traffic Analyst)
408th RR Det/Americal RR Co (Prov)
Chu Lai, RVN, 1967-1968
Radio Vietnam
   

 Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.7 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!