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As per the request of Wings I am posting this in an attempt to get some help in getting information on After Action Reports, Incident Reports, etc.. The date on the Purple Heart Orders is 8 June 1968, it happened on Highway One in Vietnam in the Trang Bang area, while escorting a convoy from Cu Chi base camp to Tay Ninh Base Camp. I was with the Third platoon Company A, 2nd Batallion 34th Armor, 25th Infantry Division as the commander of tank A-33.

I was shot in the head by a sniper while travelling north on highway one, the force of the impact knocked me backwards out of the jeep I was in, travelling at about 25MPH, I landed on my head and right shoulder, the bullet broke the bridge on my nose, I was med evaced by chopper to the 12th Evac Hosp and treated, held overnight for observation and returned to my unit the next day on light duty for a couple of day's.

My service medical records are silent on the issue other than to cleaning and dressing of the wound, however on my SF20 personnel records card there is a notation of the shoulder wound, but not the neck. It is very hard for me to fathom how someone can be shot, fall backwards out of a moving vehicle, lie on the road unconcious, be dusted off, and not injure his neck or spine from that impact. BTW the entire convoy drove right over me laying there passed out in order to avoid an ambush. The jeep I was riding in at the time was a Military Police Gun jeep belonging to the 25th MP Company.

I cannot recall much more than this at this time. I have posted on the 2/34th's web site trying to locat some of the people who were with me then with no response as of yet.

I hope someone like, Berta, Carlie or the others here on the site can help me locate this info, if not I will just have to forget the claim. My main interest in this claim is the nerves in my damaged neck are causing a loss of control, strength, and mobility in my right arm and leg.

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Re: 25th Infantry Division--After Action Reports Vietnam

Here are some sites you might want to visit:

National Archives with Search feature--inclues morning reports, etc.

Link one

Link two

2/34th Armor Vietnam

Company A 2/34

Another 2/34

Operations Report

25th Div Guestpage

Hope this helps...

Ron

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As per the request of Wings I am posting this in an attempt to get some help in getting information on After Action Reports, Incident Reports, etc..

The date on the Purple Heart Orders is 8 June 1968, it happened on Highway One in Vietnam in the Trang Bang area, while escorting a convoy from Cu Chi base camp to Tay Ninh Base Camp. I was with the Third platoon Company A, 2nd Batallion 34th Armor, 25th Infantry Division as the commander of tank A-33.

I was shot in the head by a sniper while travelling north on highway one, the force of the impact knocked me backwards out of the jeep I was in, travelling at about 25MPH, I landed on my head and right shoulder, the bullet broke the bridge on my nose, I was med evaced by chopper to the 12th Evac Hosp and treated, held overnight for observation and returned to my unit the next day on light duty for a couple of day's.

My service medical records are silent on the issue other than to cleaning and dressing of the wound, however on my SF20 personnel records card there is a notation of the shoulder wound, but not the neck. It is very hard for me to fathom how someone can be shot, fall backwards out of a moving vehicle, lie on the road unconcious, be dusted off, and not injure his neck or spine from that impact. BTW the entire convoy drove right over me laying there passed out in order to avoid an ambush. The jeep I was riding in at the time was a Military Police Gun jeep belonging to the 25th MP Company.

I cannot recall much more than this at this time. I have posted on the 2/34th's web site trying to locat some of the people who were with me then with no response as of yet.

I hope someone like, Berta, Carlie or the others here on the site can help me locate this info, if not I will just have to forget the claim. My main interest in this claim is the nerves in my damaged neck are causing a loss of control, strength, and mobility in my right arm and leg.

Brother John, I just don't like the idea of digging up the past this way! I just don't want it to hurt anymore! The dumbass VA has got it all wrong on your claim, and pisses me off to have them doubt your injury! If you told them you fell off the turnip truck stateside, hell, then their denials must fit; but the type of head injury you sustained under combat conditions, well, the VA is simply re-traumatizing you to ask you to go through the details all over again! They have already SC the PTSD and SC the gunshot wound, and the shoulder might as well be SC 'cause it's there in your Personnel File; and you really might want an IMO from a vet friendly doctor that can review the cervical history/files, and state "as likely as not" the neck injury was secondary to that fateful fall under combat conditions. The VA is supposed to take your word as your honor! Man, I gotta get to the regulations and my brain's been going south! Found some things that you already know, others might need this info to help you search the information you seek, but that Reasonable Doubt Rule does apply, and it's written for you brother. Keep on keeping on. Has the VA service-connected your heart condition? Love you, Silver Wings

Order of Battle of the 25th Infantry Division during Vietnam http://www.25thida.org/unitsorder.html

Vietnam

1966-1970

1st Brigade

Hq & Hq Co

4th Battalion, 9th Infantry

2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry

4th Battalion, (Mech) 23rd Infantry

2nd Brigade

Hq & Hq Co

1st Battalion, (Mech) 5th Infantry

1st Battalion, 27th Infantry

2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry

3rd Brigade

Hq & Hq Co

1st Battalion, 14th Infantry (1)

1st Battalion, 35th Infantry (1)

2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry (1)

2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry (2)

2nd Battalion, (Mech) 22nd Infantry (2)

3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (2)

25th Division Artillery

HQ & HQ Battery

1st Battalion, 8th Artillery

2nd Battalion, 9th Artillery (1)

7th Battalion, 11th Artillery

3rd Battalion, 13th Artillery

2nd Battalion, 77th Artillery (2)

2nd Battalion (-), 34th Armor (2)

1st Battalion, 69th Armor (1)

3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry

Troop F (Air), 4th Cavalry (5)

Company F (LRP), 50th Infantry (3)

Company F (Ranger), 75th Infantry (4)

38th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)

40th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog) (1)

44th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog) (2)

46th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)

66th Infantry Platoon (Combat Tracker)

65th Engineer Battalion

25th Aviation Battalion

125th Signal Battalion

25th Military Intelligence Company

25th Military Police Company

9th Chemical Detachment

Div Support Command

Hq & Hq Co & Band

725th Maintenance Battalion

25th Medical Battalion

25th Supply and Transportation Battalion

25th Administration Company

18th Military History Detachment

15th Public Information Detachment

20th Public Information Detachment

Div Hq & Hq Co

Vietnam Notes:

(1) Assigned until 8/1/67

(2) Assigned from 8/1/67

(3) Assigned from 12/20/67 to 2/1/69

(4) Assigned from 2/1/69

(5) Assigned from 2/10/71 to 2/26/73

Arriving in Vietnam on 15 September 1966 with the 4th Infantry Division, the battalion was attached to the II Field Force and operated in the III Corps Tactical Zone. Known as the "Dread Naughts" the 2/34th Armor was attached to the 25th Division at Cu Chi minus its Company B, initially attached to the 1st Infantry Division until April 1970, and Company C attached for the duration of the war to the I Corp Tactical Zone. On 1 August 1967 the battalion was reassigned from the 4th Division to the 25th Division. The 2/34th Armor participated in eleven Vietnam campaigns, receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for gallantry at the battle of Soui Tre and a Valorous Unit Award during the Cambodian incursion. On 15 December 1970 the 2/34th departed Vietnam and was reassigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. In 1979 the 34th Armor selected "Centurions" as the official nickname of the regiment. The 2nd Battalion was inactivated on 16 June 1987. http://www.25thida.org/units3.html#Armor

Vietnam Veterans of the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment. THE DREADNAUGHTS! http://www.2nd34tharmor.freeservers.com/

25th Infantry Division Association Forum http://pub20.bravenet.com/forum/1696741995/1

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The TROPIC LIGHTNING NEWS http://www.25thida.com/TLN/

An authorized publication of the 25th Infantry Division. It is published weekly for all division units in the Republic of Vietnam by the Information Office, 25th Infantry Division, APO San Francisco 96225.

http://www.25thida.com/TLN/

Army News Features, Army Photo Features, Armed Forces Press Service and Armed Forces News Bureau material are used. Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army. Printed in Tokyo, Japan, by Pacific Stars and Stripes.

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COAARS (Combat Operations After Action Reports)- are reports prepared after major acions-

Operational reports ( ORLLS) "Lessons Learned reports are quarterly reports that reveal unit ops, casualties,and unit locations.

DJs (Daily Staff Journals) are the daily Unit logs

Unit Histories also contain info on ops and incidents-

Have you written directly to

US Army and Joint Services Records Research Center,

7701 Telegraph Road , Room 2C08 Kingman Building

Alexandria, VA 22315-3852?

It pays to tell them specifics as to what you are looking for and ask them to direct you to where to obtain the info if they cannot find it for you.

Ohe more thought- do you have copy of your SRB? I dont know what the Army calls it-(service record book) and/or copy of your personnel records?

Your personnel records should reveal the "light duty" and maybe even why-

a friend of mine had same problem-large GSW scar on his arm-no PH on his DD 214.

They patched him up and he returned to the field.

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