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Old 03-06-2020, 11:29 PM   #1
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My FIL was in Vietnam, Pleiku, in 1967-68. Army 4th Infantry. He’s been looking for the guy circled since 1969. He has beginning stages of dementia so he can’t remember his name but he would REALLY like to get back in touch with this guy, if he’s still alive. He believes he’s from Waxahachie. PLEASE help us locate this individual. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:40 PM   #2
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My dad was a Vietnam vet and was always wanting to get back in touch with old buddy’s. Hope you are able to find him, have you tried the VFW?
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:09 AM   #3
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My dad was a Vietnam vet and was always wanting to get back in touch with old buddyís. Hope you are able to find him, have you tried the VFW?
100 times but him not remembering his name makes it difficult.
Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:36 AM   #4
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I passed the pic along to my dad whoís also a Vietnam vet
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:58 AM   #5
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Default PLEASE Help Us Locate This Vietnam Vet!!!

Have you tried Facebook?

Iím NOT a Vietnam Vet.

I found a couple of buddies I served with on Facebook. They found couple more
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:13 AM   #6
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Good luck in your search, i'll show this pic to my friend this evening and see if he knows.
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:21 AM   #7
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Have you tried Facebook?

Iím NOT a Vietnam Vet.

I found a couple of buddies I served with on Facebook. They found couple more
Facebook might be best choice.....I am VN VET and yes i understand...Good luck
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No help here, sorry!
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:55 AM   #9
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I did the same for my dad. Zero luck. He was Korean War and Vietnam war.

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Old 03-07-2020, 08:05 AM   #10
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His division probably has a website. Dad's has a guestbook link you can post on. Might try that.
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:40 AM   #11
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Check out the website Together We Served.
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:47 AM   #12
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Post his picture here and someone will try to help you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1930...group_activity

I was with the 3/8th 4th Infantry in Vietnam during 1967-68. I don't recognize the guy but then there were thousands of us over there at that time.
Another web site is http://www.ivydragoons.org/ where there are lots of pictures and names to go with some of them. Would be a long hard search.
Good luck.

Also this link will show a list of all the soldiers killed from the 3/8th during the war. http://www.ivydragoons.org/Tribute.htm

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Old 03-07-2020, 08:51 AM   #13
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http://www.ivydragoons.org/TributeCemetery.htm
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:22 AM   #14
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Thanks for the service of each of yall and good luck in your searches

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Old 03-07-2020, 09:29 AM   #15
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I have a friend who was 4th ID
Incountry there at that time. Iíll send him the pic to see what he can find out.


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Old 03-07-2020, 09:43 AM   #16
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Vietnam Veteran's Photo Club. Join and post it up on this FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vietnamvetsphotoclub/

Here's another FB page. 4th Infantry Division Vietnam

https://www.facebook.com/groups/195558932329/

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Old 03-07-2020, 12:04 PM   #17
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Him nor I do the Facebook. We'll try the other options posted. Please share this photo wherever you think it might help us finds leads.
My FIL is the one on the right in the photo.
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:08 PM   #18
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Good luck with your search hopefully yall can track him down. i sent it to the few people i know who have family that served in vietnam. thank your father for his service for me. and thank you to all those on TBH that have served for our right to do the things we love to do in our great country. God Bless America
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:16 PM   #19
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Him nor I do the Facebook. We'll try the other options posted. Please share this photo wherever you think it might help us finds leads.
My FIL is the one on the right in the photo.
If it's okay with you I'll post it on the FB links Ii posted above. Ill send you anything I find out.
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:35 PM   #20
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If it's okay with you I'll post it on the FB links Ii posted above. Ill send you anything I find out.
Absolutely it would not only be okay but great! Thanks a bunch!
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:09 PM   #21
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Can you post a copy of the picture without the circle in it? I tried a few reverse image searches, but didn’t get any results. Not sure if that markup has anything to do with it.
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Can you post a copy of the picture without the circle in it? I tried a few reverse image searches, but didnít get any results. Not sure if that markup has anything to do with it.
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I didnít get this image off the internet. Itís a photo he has in his photo book that I took a picture of.
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:32 PM   #23
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Absolutely it would not only be okay but great! Thanks a bunch!
What is your FIL's name? That may help when I post the picture on the Nam FB pages.
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What is your FIL's name? That may help when I post the picture on the Nam FB pages.
Gerald Frye from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was in his 4th year @ OSU when he was drafted.

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I didnít get this image off the internet. Itís a photo he has in his photo book that I took a picture of.
Yeah sometimes if you take a personal picture and do a reverse image search it can pull up similar photos that are posted somewhere in the internet. Like if that guy had a similar photo it might find him. I didnít have any luck.
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Yeah sometimes if you take a personal picture and do a reverse image search it can pull up similar photos that are posted somewhere in the internet. Like if that guy had a similar photo it might find him. I didnít have any luck.
Ah, I see.
Thanks for trying anyways!
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:48 AM   #27
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:01 PM   #28
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I posted the picture on the Vietnam Vets Photo Club page. Nothing yet. I'm waiting to be approved on the 4th. Inf. Div. page.

I'll let you know if I find out anything.
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Old 03-08-2020, 08:55 PM   #29
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Good luck!

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Old 03-09-2020, 07:58 AM   #30
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LFD 2037, Try this page. You can search down to specific dates in an area and it will pull everyone who served at the same time. Search by unit, campaign, MOS, etc.

https://www.togetherweserved.com/?fb...AwrAGZvpyWnJPQ
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LFD 2037, Try this page. You can search down to specific dates in an area and it will pull everyone who served at the same time. Search by unit, campaign, MOS, etc.

https://www.togetherweserved.com/?fb...AwrAGZvpyWnJPQ
That looks like a great source of info. Thank you for that & for posting on facebook.
Our biggest problem is he can't remember his name. He has given me 6 or 7 different names for him & they've all been completely different names. It's very hard to find someone when you don't know their dang name.
We appreciate all the help thus far from everybody!
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Following! Is there such databases for USAF veterans?
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Old 03-09-2020, 12:52 PM   #34
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If you ever get a name on the guy...I can find him quickly.

Maybe if your FIL can provide more specific unit information? Regiment, Battalion, etc.

For example, I was in the First Marine Division...but that could be thousands of people at any given time. But when you narrow it down to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...it cuts the search way down.
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If you ever get a name on the guy...I can find him quickly.

Maybe if your FIL can provide more specific unit information? Regiment, Battalion, etc.

For example, I was in the First Marine Division...but that could be thousands of people at any given time. But when you narrow it down to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...it cuts the search way down.
He's told me his name is Terry, William, David & several others, all w/different last names. I tried all the names he gave me on the Vietnam Veteran website & none came up.
I'll ask him when he wakes up from his nap. I asked something similar the other day & he didn't seem to be able to offer much input. I'll try again using your example. Thanks!
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Following! Is there such databases for USAF veterans?
If you have a name, there's lots of veteran websites that cover just about anyone that has served since WWII.
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If you have a name, there's lots of veteran websites that cover just about anyone that has served since WWII.
Thanks sir......very kewl project you are taking on for your FIL.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:37 PM   #38
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You may be able to pull up your FIL's dd 214 and narrow down his service records and search his unit. IDK I was never in the service.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:48 PM   #39
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Sent to my father for a long shot, but he was in country the same time but was with the 11th Cav. My also contact Waxahachie ISD and see if they have the names of the Veterans that attended school there. I know Lexington has a running list that they use during programs.
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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.

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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.


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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.
Great job Dave! Good on you.
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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.

I shared it on FB as well ....absolutely awesome that you solved the mystery. Very very nice!!
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:51 PM   #44
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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.
Great job here Froggy, Iíve been following this thread closely, good luck to you guys on the reunion.
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Mike Terry. He lives in Maypearl. He contacted me on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.terry.73744?sk=wall

LFD2037 PM me some contact information and I'll get his from FB messenger.

The guy in the middle is Dave Robards.
This is him and this is awesome!!!!
Thanks so much! PM sent.
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We can’t thank you enough. We owe you big time!!! We’re both so excited about this!
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So glad you found him. ��
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Now that we know his name, I just found out one of my good friends is friends w/his son!!!
This is crazy!
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This is the coolest one in a while! Nice job, men!


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