Sunday, November 30, 2008


The best thing about having this web site on the net is the surprises that come my way.

Yesterday I got a call from Harold "Smokey" Smith and we had a nice talk. Smokey joined the 3rd platoon as a replacement on Dec 5th, 68 which unfortunately was not a very good day for a baptismal of fire. No one hurt on our side but 6 kia and 1 wia for the bad guys. The visual trauma alone was enough for a freak out but thank god we didn't have many of those days.

Smokey served in the third squad, third platoon until being wounded on June 9th, 69 during operation Lamar Plain. Smokey is new here so if you knew him and have any stories, pics whatever let's get him hooked up.

thnx, Joynt

Another surprise yesterday came in my email. A guy named Michael explained to me that he was named after Michael W. O'Leary, Alpha vet KIA on June 7th '69. His mother was a cousin or something like that.
This guy Michael is an active duty vet and would like to know more about his namesake. If you have any pics, stories etc regarding O'Leary please contact me.

later, Joynt

The Screaming Eagles are back!

If you haven't already seen it on the news two brigades of the 101st Abn Div are now back home at Fort Campbell Kentucky. This is good news of course and maybe we will have a for real "Week Of The Eagles" celebration sometime this spring. I'm asking all of you to prepare for that possibility most likely in early june. Once we have the actual dates we will be pushing for a major A 1/501 namvets reunion at Fort Campbell with "WOTE" as the main attraction.

Check out parts 1 & 2 of President Bush's welcome home speech recently at Fort Campbell.

part 1,

part 2,

Bush cracks me up sometimes LOL!!!

I got my fingers crossed as this could be the biggest gathering of Alpha 1/501 vets since Nam.

Stay tuned, Joynt

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend. Have fun and be safe.

from Sit-Rep bloggers Gary Joyner and Barry Gregorich

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Reunion Reminder

Reunion graphic provided by Barry Gregorich