19th Combat Eng. Battalion Vietnam Association

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8:44pm 02-11-2016
I was in Headquarters Company, Recon Radio Operator. LT.WRIGHTENOUR was or Officer in Charge.
I continuously worry about Mike Lopez who was the other Recon Radio operator in Hq.
I love all of you men not a day goes by in my life I don't think about you.
I'm seventy now and I feel like our efforts in the different hamlet's and towns made a difference in the lives of those Vietnamese we came in contact with.
Again, I love all of you. Welcome Home
5:17pm 01-29-2016
I was on LZ Thunder 1967 / 1968. Helped build bridges, Drove 5 ton truck (MR MUD), worked with explosives, left for home on the day bridges were destroyed.
First arrived in Quinn Yan, moved to Bong Son,then to LZ Thunder. Dennis (Denny) Pryce
10:37am 01-22-2016
Looking for anybody who served with my dad Sp5 Daniel Germovsek. He was in Vietnam Summer 1970-Summer 1971
8:20am 01-22-2016
Thanks Richard for the response on the 19th Engr site on the subject of agent orange. Sorry to hear of your injury and that broken back OUCH! Don’t have diabetes yet but certainly have high sugar and also dealing with melanoma cancer which they say is also related to agent orange. To think they never considered these issues when spraying all over the country. Good luck and take care
Welcome Home
Jim Comber D company 68
12:52pm 01-17-2016
My brother Larry was in B company with me in 68, died 13 years ago from agent orange cancers.
10:44am 01-07-2016
hello brothers say James i also was hurt at d company of the 19th . it was a 50# mine i hit it with a 290 scraper , it was ugly and being an American i stayed in country even thew i was hurt a lot worse then i thought i was , as for agent orange i along with lots of others are being compensated for diabetes bad eyes and there is a lot of other things that can go wrong , just apply for it and they will take a look , i applied for a purple hart several years ago , i sent in letters from every one but the v/c that set the mine and i still cant get that purple hart , i should have never gotten up that morning i should have laid there and made them help , but i did not , later i found out i had a broken back in three places and to this day i suffer with the pain and the memories , good luck James . r carp 137th Eng. co. l.e. 67-68
11:28am 12-28-2015
Severed with D company June -Aug 23rd 1968 before receiving major injuries from command denoted grenade while on mine sweep. Has any one had to deal with issues related to agent orange?
1st Lt James Comber
9:08pm 12-27-2015


Thank you Jack Jacobs. Yes, my father was Thomas LZ Jobbins - he is not very computer savvy and I'm trying to take on a project of finding people that he may have known while he was is Vietnam. Circa 1969 he was part of the D Co, 19th Eng BN, 18th Eng BDE and was near the provinces of Quang Tri, Quang NGAI, and spent a lot of time at "LZ thunder" Base (*thus the nickname LZ Jobbins). Names that he can recall (spelling may not be 100% accurate) Gale Rowe, Gunther, Sgt John Lindberg (Rest In peace), Felix Jacques (Rest in peace). I'm just looking for any insight at all... And thank you all for your service!
7:21am 12-27-2015
Anyone know Thomas LZ Jobbins who was in D co. at LZ Thunder? His son viewed my post on Youtube and said his dad served there but I don't know him. Email me if you know him and I will try to get him to contact you.
3:15am 11-25-2015
Gentlemen,
I read on facebook that there are about 857,000 veterans left of the 2.5 million who served in Vietnam. If that is correct and we all live to be 85, we will be losing 3,570 a month. Since we will not all live to 85, we will probably lose about 4,000 a month. We will be losing a battalion a week for the next 20 years!! Interesting and sobering!! That is if my math is correct and the facts are correct.
11:24am 11-18-2015
Make that A company, 19th Engineers about September 67 to September 68. Any of my squad out there who survived the ambush on July 9th, 1968: Michael Martin, William Simpson, Hector Dela Cruz, Kenneth Bonfiglio or Bonfiolia, Joseph Fisco or Pisco?
5:53pm 11-11-2015
Hello to all company C, 19th Engineers during my year August 67-68. I was from St Petersburg, Florida at the time of being drafted. Never got in touch with any of the guys from my company/squad. Memory of some of the names of the guys I remember are: Joe Pisco, Philly, Bonfiglio NE usa, Destifano, NYC, Sheppard, Detroit, Simpson, Perry, Matvia, Mac, "Doc", Jack aka "buddy", Wilkerson, Alabama, Dickson, Palakta, Florida, Sargeant Story, Any of you guys our there? All the Best on the Veterans Day evening.
4:43pm 11-11-2015
Where were you on Veterans day 1968? I was at LZ Max Duc Pho Viet Nam and proud of my time with B Co 19th engr.
9:18am 10-14-2015
i am so glad that i went to the reunion. i didn,t believe that so many that attended where also at lz lowboy. for years i almost thought that lowboy didn,t exist because nobody around here had ever heard of the place!! coming next year!!
11:10am 09-15-2015
Really enjoyed the reunion this last weekend, always good to see and visit with everyone, cant wait till next year as the years get shorter those that have not attended need to make plans for the next one.
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