Found this patch while
going through an old picture box. If I remember
correctly it identifies K-75 lineage to "Merrill's Marauders.
I hope to get a better copy of this "LRRP TEAM KRAIT"
group of happy revelers are at the 1970 Bob Hope Christmas Show up at Camp Eagle. They are
all former K Company Rangers, recently come up to join L Company after K Company closed
Tom Sweetnam (Hobbit)
L Co Ranger RVN 70/71
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Greetings. I served with L Co Rangers in 70 & 71. The photo above was
taken on my last mission, in the Roung Roung Valley. I'm the tall guy
smiling. The Ranger to my left, in the field jacket, holding the thumper,
was with K Co before it disbanded in (late 70?). Anyway, a bunch of K Co
Rangers came up and gave L Co a hand after that. This Ranger was one of
them. I'm trying to ID him. This was the only mission we pulled together.
I'd sure appreciate any help. Tom Sweetnam firstname.lastname@example.org
John Puzzo R-4, K/75 1970
Articles and Poetry by John Puzzo
VIETNAM AND HOLLYWOOD
The Sentinel At the Gates
THIS IS A EMAIL MESSAGE SENT TO BUCK ANDERSON !!!!!!!
My name is David Doss and my father, Luther or "Jim" Doss served in
the K/75 rangers from October 1969 to April 30th 1970 when he was
killed in action. I am trying to find out all the information I can
about him. I would like very much to find some of the men who
served with him in Vietnam. I was only 2 when he was killed so I
have no memories of him. I recently became a father myself and the
birth of my daughter has caused me to want to learn more about my
father and specifically about his time in Vietnam. I have several
photo albums with pictures over there and I would be happy to share
the pictures I have. Any information you can give me would be
greatly appreciated. My email is email@example.com and my phone
numbers are 410-716-3780 (Work) and 410-360-9732 (Home).
Thanks for Your Help!
Guys, I'm in touch with Jim
Doss's Son, who would like to know anything we might know about his life and subsequent
death in RVN. It is odd to be "talking" to the Son of a good man some of us
knew, but I don't remember much about him - spoke to him a few times, but never close
friends with him. I remember him as a squared-away family man and a good team leader
who died in a rough mission late in his tour. He had lost all but himself in an earlier
mission and I remember his anguish over that incident - one of the times I talked to him
at length, doing probably no good (who could?). If you recall anything, please let me know
and I'll fill in the Son, or if you'd like to talk to him I'll sure give you the direct
connect. I've attached a pic of his first team - he's laying on the ground, looking
innocent as we all did. If I'm not mistaken, all but Doss died in the mission
following this photo - Doss died later. His ATL is above him and to the right, name
was Lyne or Lynne? (Mike) - I knew him a bit too, but not well.
Hope all is well with the Giants-who-roamed-the-Earth. All are vertical and eating regularly around here.
SSGT Luther James Doss Jr. K/75 04-30-1970 - believe he was the only one KIA on that mission, but don't know for sure).
Hope we can help his Son - newly a Father himself and knows the legacy he carries