Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ronnie LeBlanc

There was a comment posted in the Meatball thread below concerning the passing of Ronnie LeBlanc on thursday Aug 23rd. He was with a bunch of you guys at the Clarksville reunion in June and I wanted to make sure as many of you as possible were aware of the sad news.

Here's the comment from a friend.

Bobby said...
Desperately need to hear from ANY of the guys at the reunion in Clarksville, TN on June 15, 2007. Our brother in arms, Ronnie LeBlanc, died on Thursday moring, August 23rd, 2007.

August 25, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Equal time for B co. 2nd Bn. 501st Inf.

It's hard to believe it's been fifteen years since my first contact with a fellow namvet I served with. In the summer of '92 I got a phone call from 3rd platoon buddy Mark Orr and a few weeks later a letter in my mailbox from Dave Reiheimer. Those two guys finding me literally changed my life but I won't bore you with all that now.

Dave and I went thru basic and AIT together and flew to Vietnam together. He was assigned to B 2/501 and I of course went to A 1/501. We met face to face again at the annual Kokomo reunion in sept 92. Dave was armed with all kinds of valuable info on tracking down old Nam buddies. He has been a major player in locating members of his own unit and B 2/501 has had many successful reunions. Dave recently sent me a couple links concerning thier most recent gathering in Oregon.

Check them out. B 2/501 Reunion News Artical and
The B 2/501 website's 2007 reunion page

There is no way to put a value on good friends like Mark and Dave. I wish all of you the best of luck in finding your old buddies.

Drive on, Joynt

Saturday, August 11, 2007

2nd Platoon, B 1/501

Some grunts from B company gathered together this past July for the first time since serving in Vietnam during 1971. By all accounts it was a very successful reunion and they even got some coverage from the local news station.

Click this link to see the B 1/501 Reunion News Clips

A big "thumbs up" for a job well done to the 2nd plt B 1/501 and thanks to thier former medic Guy Lamunyon for giving me the heads up on this reunion. Doc also sent me this link to thier reunion photo album. Check it out.

(fyi-shameless plug) I've been getting those Geronimo T's being worn by the 2nd plt vets printed since 1997. They are still being offered at the Geronimo-Vietnam website's 501st PX.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Old friends Barry Gregorich and Bob Hess got together again recently in Pennsylvania to visit the Westmoreland County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Barry and Bob were ringleaders of the big A 1/501 reunion in Clarksville TN this past June.
Getting buddies back in touch is the primary goal of this website and we've been having a lot of success lately. Click on the pics for a larger view.