It was reported on October 11 that the grave of Red Warrior hero Nathan Henry (1947-2016) was desecrated recently when someone chipped away at the picture of his wife that was etched in the marker. Read full story from the Macon County News. CLICK HERE
PHOTO - ICE CREAM IN THE FIELD
Don Reinholz served in Echo Company 1968/69 in 1st platoon, 2nd squad, 4.2 mortars. He was WIA 4/19/69. He was known as "Mud." Don recently sent us over 30 pictures to of his time in the field. The pictures have been added to his collection on our Photo Archive Pages under ECHO Company. CLICK HERE
He also has made a video slide show of his time in Vietnam. You can view byClicking Here
If you have photos to share, please send to Jim Daniels and we'll add them to our photo archive collection. There have been millions of hits on our Archive pages.
PHOTOS FOUND FOR TWO CASUALTIES - ONLY 5 MEN REMAIN MISSING
Two additional Photographs of our casualties have been found. Annias Boyd (left above) and Emory Illinois Jr. (above right) bring our photograph records to 248 men. Only 5 men's photographs remain missing. Boyd served in Echo Company and was killed May 26 1968 after serving in the field ten months. Emory Illinois Jr. was from Chicago,IL and died of non-hostile injury or illness on August 26, 1967. He had been in country only five weeks. He was a member of Bravo Company.
Just 7 years ago over 150 photographs were missing from our Casualty Page. The late Bob Harik of California was instrumental in finding many photographs of our Red Warriors. Still missing are Moses Williams, Raymond Bethea and Clarence Nofford of Bravo Company; Kenneth Tappe of Delta Company, and Joseph King of the 4/42nd Artillery.
WE REMEMBER - LASZLO HOLOVITS CITIZENSHP STILL HAS HOPES
Sgt Holovits and hs iwife Linda on their wedding day, Dec. 17, 1963
Red Warrior Dennis Lewallen has never forgotten Laszlo Holovits, his Sgt in Vietnam. He vividly remembers the day Holovits was accidentally killed on September 23, 1967, just weeks after his arrival in country.
He was a member of Delta Company. Recently Lewallen reached out to Holovits' widow and the two finally got a chance to speak to each other.
Holovits was from Hungary, and the military promised him a fast track to become a U.S. citizen. That hope died when he was killed. Through the years though, his wife Linda has pursued the dream of her husband receiving citizenship posthumously.
Monterey Herald reporter James Herrera picks up the story and in and an August 3 article, and updated on September 11, 2018, Herrera gives us the latest on Lewallen's contact with Holovits's wife and the progress of her quest.
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