Co C, 3rd Bn, 22nd Inf, 1971
Taken at Standown, just before unit shipped home
LTC Roy K. Flint, Bn Cmdr, 3/22 Inf. April 13, 1968
3/22 Cmdrs. and Staff
Bottom row L-R: Bob (Doc) Breault, Larry (Tex) Prentice, Gary Pupshis, Jackie (Mississippi) Randolph, Dale Erdman, Larry Siebenthal.
row L-R: Lyle Mathews, Aaron Tilley, Rick Rose, Brent Dyson, Henry Sherry, Jimmy Wright, Sylvester Ellis.
Compliments of Bob Bessette)
4th Platoon, Co C, 3/22, 1968
Carlos Chavez & The 4th Plt of Co C, 1967
Dale Arthur Erdman
Fire Support Base Washington
French Fort & Nui Ba Den in background
1st Plt, 1968
The Shell Station at
Tay Ninh City
Top of Nui Ba Den
Another picture of Rodger Dale Haste
Rodger Dale Haste
This is another of the HQ buildings around Dau Tieng
Here's some happy swimmers. You
remember, don't you?
This is a pavilion and bar at the pool.
Photos of Rodger Haste submitted by Dave Bowman.
C-Cpt James Burl Hansard-Co Cmdr
R-Sgt Benny Dooley-1st Plt
R-Sgt Benny Dooley
3rd Platoon, Co C, 3/22, Feb 1970
Charlie Co Orderly Room
BN Aid Station
Jan 1968 (1st Plt)
Left to Right:
Horacio (Dee) Dos Santos
and far right,Tony Colunga
Sgt Robert E. "Dutch" Bowman
KIA at Fire Support Base Burt, 1/1/68
The following several pages depict war stories, battles, and pictures from those battles. We also show personal pictures of our members,
pictures of KIAs, etc., on these pages. Send yours in!
Note: Click the pictures to enlarge.
"Attached is a picture of PFC Howard L. Painter killed in the battle at Ap Cho February 10, 1968. He belonged to C/3/22.I am Howard's brother, Larry. I met a lot of Howard's company at the Minneapolis reunion. Please use the attached photo for a memorial booklet. If there are any problems with the picture, please contact me.Thank you,Larry Painter"
This message and photograph came in from
Larry Painter on 11/15/2004, Veterans Day
"My name is Lara Kludy; I am Larry Painter's daughter. My dad doesn't have a computer, so I manage his emails for him. Thank you for
adding my Uncle Howard's picture to the website. Although I wasn't born when Howard was killed, I feel a very close connection to
him and his story. I am a history teacher at Shelby High School in Shelby, Michigan. I often read passages from [the] book "Absolution"
when I teach Vietnam. I read the passage about Howard's death...it really brings the war home to some of my students. Could you provide
me information on how to order a copy of "Absolution" for our school's library?
"Thank you for your service to our country and thank
you for not allowing fallen soldiers like Howard to be forgotten."
Front Row, L-R: Larry 'Airborne' Goethe, Greg Lagoy, Ron 'Carolina' Evans,
(Unidentified man-known as 'Ridgerunner') John 'Swede'
Back Row, L-R: Chet Strother (KIA 5-29-70), Mike Marcum, Kerry Minner,
Bruce Hahn (KIA 5-6-70), Steve Todd, Dale Erdman (KIA
Kerry Minner, 69-70, 1st Plt, sent this picture. The group was called "Point Squad."
Cpt Sligar sent the picture to Kerry. It was
taken about Oct or Nov 1969.
One is unidentified. If you can help with the names, please let us know. Thanks to Kerry Minner or identifying
Dale Erdman (KIA 4-7-1970.)
Ralph P. Costanzo.
Randy Wehner, 67-68.
Dave Gehr found this photo of Edward S. Yamashiro in an old photo album. Edward was killed in action on 6-7-1967.
Edward S. Yamashiro
The following excerpt is from Ivan Katzenmeier’s weblog AMBUSH AT AP NHI, and based on his experiences as Sr. Medic for company C.
3/22nd. The link to Ivan’s weblog with the complete story and pictures is below.
There are many wounded. The medics are busy treating the casualties. Our Captain, James B. Hansard, walks in the center of the road
with his RTO (radio telephone operator) at his side. A model of courage, he shows no sign of fear. He is intent on doing his job and
taking care of the men in Charlie Company. I am walking with him, but near the ditch trying to keep a low profile (see Paddy picture).
Artwork by Jim D. Nelson
Our Captian, James B. Hansard
Charlie Company Assults the Enemy - 25 August 68
At 1:00 PM Company C 3/22nd is ordered to join other assault units engaged in the battle at Ap Nhi. Our unit is flown by helicopter to Tay Ninh, waits an hour and then flown to the sight of the ambushed convoy. We land on a road outside of the village. A mechanized armored unit leads our assault troops towards the village as we follow on foot.
SGM Arthur "Top" Werner taken in 1967 was in Bob Duplechin's (65-67) collection of Vietnam photos.
Photo of Col Kenneth Buell (middle), Gen Westmoreland (on right), and Harry Reasoner (CBS war correspondent) on left.
Gen Westmoreland autographed this as "Noted, Westmoreland"
Gen Westmoreland on left, Col Buell 3rd from left.
Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge!
Jane Buell sent in these photos of her late husband Col. Kenneth Buell. She would like any info about the others in the photo below.
Left: Rodger Dale Haste (KIA)
Right: Medic Tom
The June 1969 battle at Crook has been discussed in the Guestbook. Perhaps CoC's role should be clarified.
by Dave Wolf
CoC rotated in and out of Crook throughout 1969. On the first night of the ground attack, CoD(B?) was in Crook. On that night, CoC was positioned as a blocking force outside of Tay Ninh base camp which was getting hit by a barrage of rockets. The pol dump was hit, sending flames high into the night sky. It looked to us like base camp might not exist come morning. At first light, we were airlifted out to reinforce Crook, which had been hit hard. Radio transmissions from pilots talked about oxcarts full of dead/wounded headed for Cambodia.
CoC's first job was to sweep the surrounding jungle. We quickly discovered a ring of abandoned NVA bunkers, all linked together with commo wire.
The next job was to clean up the dead bodies (mostly pieces) which numbered about 100 by my estimate. My brain soon went into the "zombie" mode and stayed that way for a day or two with no memory of anything, so I am a poor witness of anything further. During the night, a brief moment of lucidity occurred: we were in a bunker with many flares illuminating the perimeter; there was much concern about running out of ammo but little apparent enemy activity.
At dawn, CoC was sent out to pursue NVA fleeing downriver. After that, we were airlifted out to another assignment altogether.