Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
I need contact info and back story for character development on, (circa mid to late 80's) then 1st Hembree of HHT. AND particularly His Family in Tenn (AS I RECALL they were wealthy socialites and held the military in disdain- a dogs and soldiers stay off the grass theme) His predecessor-whose name I omit on purpose- and the dra-GOON PLATOON and those who know the story will know why I also would like info on the CHAPLAINS ASST (GREEN?)HIS ADMIN ASST.(OF THE GREAT BAHNHOF TRAIN ROBBERY ESCAPADE) UNIT MAIL CLERK(THAT TIPPED OFF WHEN THE SAMPLE BOTTLES ARRIVED FOR CEDAC) AND S-1 LEGAL CLERK (THAT WOULD LOSE PAPERWORK FOR YOU)AND ANYBODY THAT REMEMBERS THE SENIOR NCO'S THAT HAD THE BET ON WHO COULD HIT BIG RED ONE'S MOTORPOOL AND MAKE OFF WITH A JEEP AND IF IN FACT THE REST OF THE BET CALLED FOR ITS RETURN 24HRS LATER AND THE KP THAT WAS IN THE GOON PLATOON THAT TURNED A GOOD GAG INTO A CONGRESSIONAL WHOYA.
THEN 1ST LT EBERT (I THINK HE WAS FROM NEBRASKA) HE WAS A TRP - WORKED FOR CPT HIGHTOWER - THIS ISN'T BOOK RELATED,JUST TRYING TO FIND AN OLD FRIEND.
I NEED THE NAME FOR THE CSM THAT REPLACE CSM GOSS - HE BORE A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO SIMON BAR SINISTER in the under dog cartoon. Last but not least sgt corpus and my driver Trujillio of N.M.
FYI- THE BOOK IS FICTION BUT THERE IS A GANG OF FOLKS WHO ALL HAD SIDE ACTION GOING WHO BECAME by accident of fate INTEGRAL TO UN COVERING A PLOT BY DOMESTIC TERRORISTS who realize they are all going down unless they shut the plot down cuz no one would believe they aren't part of it etc. they hook up with Hells Angels as heroes and take down the unlikely bad guys - some has been troublemaking brass and a pair of crooked marshalls playing some sovern citizen types as foils.I can be reached directly at http://markmatter.com
I knew Randy Shockey and his wife Pat. I was in charge of the HWB operations center and later the FDC section from '83 to "86. Randy and I hung out together in the field and off post. He was truly one of a kind and the stories he told me about his time in Vietnam, and areas around there, were interesting to say the least. Sadly I lost touch with him when I returned to the States. You can find some information about him on the web, but not much. I believe he hailed from New Mexico and may still be there.
CPT "Skip" Hall could probably tell you a thing or to about our favorite "Doc" if you are able to contact him.
Good luck with your endeavor!
THAT HELPS. HE HAD TWO OTHER THINGS THAT OFFER POSSIBLE WAYS TO GET HOLD OF HIM. WHEN LEFT THE ARMY THE 1ST TIME HE GOT INTO BANKING, AND HANDLED A COMPLICATED LOAN PROGRAM FOR A BANK OUT OF COLORADO THAT INVOLVED FARM HOME LOANS AND VOUCHERS FROM THE DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, LONG STORY SHORT, A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO LOAN FRAUD HAD STARTED UP WHICH LATER INVOLVED PETE DOMINECI OUT OF NEW MEXICO. THIS CAME UP WHEN MY WIFE )FROM A FAMILY OF POLITICIANS AND ATTORNEYS) HIT ME WITH DIVORCE PAPERS TO GET ME WHILE I WAS IN EUROPE AND COULDN'T DEFEND IT, HE TOLD ME ABOUT THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS RELIEF ACT WHICH HE WAS USING TO KEEP FROM GETTING DRAGGED INTO LAWSUITS THAT HIS OLD BOSSES WERE IN WHERE THE SUITS LISTED EVERYONE WITH A SIGNATURE ON THE DOCUMENTS. HE WOULD HAVE GONE BANKRUPT FROM ATTORNEYS FEES IF HE'D STAYED IN THE STATES.
THE OTHER AVE. IS SPORTS, HE WAS JETTING AROUND EUROPE IN HIS SPARE TIME, doing full contact karate competitions. he was tops in his weight class and often won open classes. thanks for the memorie cue I had thought COLORODA not nxt door in N.M. probably cuz of the BRONCOS connection. I'll tell him you said high and reference DRAGOON BASE when I find him.
Thanks Mark. I think about him often. If you remember Pete Kain, one of our FOs, he had a nasty cyst in his neck that the regular Docs did not want to mess with. Randy and I met him in the clinic after hours and Randy cut that thing out of his neck. He was a real pro with a scalpel.
I hope you have better luck finding him than I have.
Good to hear from you Bob. Real sorry to hear about your friend, though. My sincere condolences.
I appreciate your condolences.I need to get the word out about Jody.He was a long time Cav soldier, and I want everyone who knew him to hear about this.He lived in Florida,and his family needs our support.He leaves a wife ahd two children.