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1  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Clinton "Chet" Adkins has died. on: March 13, 2015, 06:39:37 PM
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Date He Passed Away: DEC 22, 2014
Unit ( Sqd/Trp ) Served: M CO, 3rd SQDN, 11TH ACR
What Year of Service: 1968-69
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Flowers or Donation Information: Children of Fallen Soldier's Relief Fund.

NEWPORT NEWS - Retired Master Sergeant Clinton "Chet" Adkins was called home on Monday Dec 22nd 2014.

Born April 20th 1938 to Julian and Ada Pearl Adkins, Clinton joined the Army at the young age of seventeen. He proudly served his country for 25 years and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam with M Co, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) in 1966-67. He earned some of the nation's highest honors for gallantry and valor including the Soldier's Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, as well as the Vietnam Service Medal with four stars and three Purple Hearts.

Clinton cherished his family and is survived by, Phyllis, his loving wife of 55 years, and his four children Clarissa, Tony, Mary, and Brad. He had ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers, and one sister. Clinton was known for his selflessness, his wit, and his never ending determination. He was a loving husband, a fantastic father, and the best friend anyone could have. In lieu of flowers the family, in honor of Clinton's devotion to his country and his family, asks that any donations be made payable to the Children of Fallen Soldier's Relief Fund.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Rest in peace Chet.
2  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Robert L...Bob...Bitson 1969-1970 on: November 11, 2014, 12:48:29 AM
To those that have served with Bob, plz be advised that he has died. He has an obit online.  Just query his name.

3  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / BARRY DEAN GORDON has died. on: June 26, 2014, 06:28:35 PM
Dear M Co. 3rd Squadron troopers of 1969:

I saw on the 11thACVVC website that Barry has died just recently. 

I wish I could remember him, but it has been too long ago for me.

If you want to convey your condolences to his daughter, plz. go to the website stated above.  Scroll down until you see FUNERAL HONOR GUARD on the right of a table of menus.


4  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / My deepest apologizes! on: November 18, 2013, 04:09:28 PM
Dear Members,

I just by chance reviewed some of my posts on this site.  I can not believe and ashamed of what I have written in 2004.  I humbly apologize to all whom I may have insulted: especially the officers.  I do not understand why I wrote such garbage.  I can only say that 2004 was a very bad year for me personally with my PTSD.

I had the best 1st Lt. in Vietnam with Peter Alberico.  I couldn't have possibly had a better officer in  charge of me.  Like I stated yesterday,  I was very blest  in having served with the men that I did.  They were all honorable.

I am doing 1,000 % better now with my PTSD since I found the right medication to be on.  This is the best time of the life.  I have so many gifts from the Lord.  He has carried me throughout all my life and has constantly covered my back.

Again, my outmost deepest apologizes for being the ass I was then.  I hope you will all forgive me.

5  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Red & Sugar Bear ..both KIA's in Fall of 1969???????? Help please to verify on: November 17, 2013, 09:42:37 PM
Dear M Company Trooper of 1969:

Do any of you remember the names of TC. "Red"  and his driver, "Sugar Bear"?  The loader was Lonnie Burris.  We were all in a firefight in the Fall of 1969.  In this battle a medivac chopper was blown out of the sky.  I was there in Lance Alsup's tank.  I was sure that both Red  and Sugar Bear were killed that day.  Am I wrong in my recollection.

I was checking on a the 11 ACVVC  web site for our KIA's. Though I do not know their true names, I was looking for KIA's in the Fall of "69" on the same day.  I could not find a match under these perimeters.  I checked the Oct. "69" unit roster and none of the names on the KIA list match to the names on our roster.

I am wondering if  Red & Sugar Bear were overlooked somehow.  If so, I would like to see them included in the KIA list and not forgotten.  I haven't even after all these years.

I have been wrong many times in my life, I hope someone will kindly inform me that they are not forgotten and on the Wall.  I would appreciate their names,please.

I want to say how honored I was to serve with such honorable men as you all in 1969.  I am proud of how we all conducted ourselves.

With deep respect...ALLONS

6  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / General Army Combat Recognition RIBBON on: January 06, 2005, 02:29:06 AM

Congress Act H.R. 4200, Sec 566 is seeking a generic RIBBON for all combat soldiers, except for infantrymen and medic.   Please go to the political section at that 11th ACVVC sight for my detail information.

7  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / More Letters please on: December 29, 2004, 01:57:15 AM
I can not believe some of the responses of injustice that some of our troopers have received.

I am still working on my BSM, but the letters that I have been receiving have moved me deeply.

 I am only one man.  But I will take on the pentagon and congress.Fool! You say.  The Lord has used fools to get His Justice done.  I do have a major game plan.  I think it has a good shot.

Please more of your letters of not getting the ACM et al if you were in combat.  Or even if you seen officers get medals underservingly.  I need your stories as ammunition to take on the pentagon and congress.

STRANGE!  NOT ONE OFFICER HAS ANSWERED!.   No help to be gotten from ex-captain Firestone.

 I made the mistake some of you officers had a conscience!    But stupid me,..... yes your careers. You have no guts, but I bet you got the Bronx Star, ACM, Legion Medal, paratroopers patch es, ranger's batch,   but you are a disgrace to the honor of your country and your men.  You can blow you chest out to impress the public. But you're full of hot air!

 But I know my way around congress.  With the letters I got and will get, I can get through your "club of secrecy."

I am not a crazed man.   I have a college degree;  served 29 years as an immigration inspector protecting the border on the Maine border.  I got murders, thefts, pushers et al.
I also in turned in officers who were not honorable and sought to abuse there positions. Got all of s....t because of it.  Been "blacklisted" by those who I turned in.  No sweat...God first!

So gentlemen officers if you will not help us......read the psalms!  Got the time..now retired, and got God.

Also will attack the issue of the CAB.  I have great material on this issue too.

8  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Need a Lieutenant's 69-70 General Orders for BSM...... on: December 10, 2004, 03:14:32 PM
I need for a brave officer who was a 2nd or 1st Lieutanent as TC of a tank with M C0 of the 11th ACR.  Our call is ALLONS.  Well I need The General Orders  for the award and the other officers got upon leaving Vietnam .from 69-70 or before or after...but from Nam... from his 201file.  If you were with the 3rd squadron that would be great.

I am still battling with the Awards Branch even though I HAVE been put in by my TC and medic.  I volunteered to do "stuff" that no one else wanted to do.  I did this dispite my fears, but I did not want other people in my unit to get wounded or killed.  But the Board frowns that an officer did not recommend  .I was denied for clerical and prejudical reasons....E-4  Read the requirements of the BMS & the ACM, you'll be surprised.

I am apppealing to an officer to stand up to "ALLONS", I need an officer to cover my back.  I want to prove that 99% of the officers left with bronx stars while we e-4 peons who did the work got ACM's.    This is not right! I went beyond the call of normal duty!!  I seek justice.  I need the help of an officer with a conscience to help me.  

I have hear postive responses from other peons who were told they would get the ACM and never did.  I received a letter from a gentleman who stated this.  He also told me that both his sons served on Iraq and both received the ACM.   One of his sons hit a mine and was fine.  But his buddy was still in the burning vehicle.  The young man went in to get his buddy, and in doing so he received received servere burns.   Guess what he got...you're right the ACM.   Now if that would have been an officer he would have received a Silver Star.  This is an injustice that needs to be stopped.  We are not scum!

I talked with our CO in Nam in retired as a colonel (?) and I asked for his help regarding my point of officers and the BMS.  I hit a nerve.  He refused to write a letter for me stating what I am trying to prove.  But I could tell by our conversation that I was right.
9  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Please respond to my inquiry. on: November 24, 2004, 04:29:11 PM
Dear Trooper:

So far I have had only two people answer my request.  I need for feedback to prove that  tankers did not get the Bronx Star, unless for herioc resason,  instead we got the Army Commendation Medal......even though we were in the jungle, rubber plantations, and hit mines etc.   Heck even the clerks in the rear got it.

I believe all of us who were in combat whether infantry, in APC's, or in Tanks, if we were in combat we are all brothers and as such should all receive the same award.

Your involved is important!

Please answer!!!

Happy thanksgiving


email ...  sanctuary@ainop.com

Thank you for the two that have answered!!!!!
10  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Bronx Star for Meritorios Service vs. infantrymen with CIB' on: November 22, 2004, 01:29:07 AM

I and the army are at odds.  Last chapter to close Vietnam for me.

Taking a poll... all tankers when separating from Nam which of the above medals were you awarded?

Infantrymen with honor and seekers of justice.......what medals were you awarded.

I am not talking about the Bronx Star for Heroic reasons. Not he Vietnam medals.

Prove me wrong. :!:

Frenchie   a combat tanker, ambushed, firefights, in-coming and all the other goodies experienced

email: sanctuary@ainop.com
11  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Re: Capt. Firestone on: November 12, 2004, 03:56:15 PM
Quote from: "Brad"
I asked my dad about Capt. Firestone and he said that he couldn't remember his first name but would try to look it up. He said he was with M co. 3rd squad and that he had red hair. I know that don't help much but i'm tryin....will get back with you if i find out anything else....

Dear Brad:

Thank you very much for you and your father trying to help me out! :  Smiley

Steve Cyr
AKA Frenchie
12  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Captain Firestone? on: November 10, 2004, 05:23:41 PM
Dear Troopers:

Got a lead from Lance Alsup that the Capt. was Firestone.   Does any one remember his first name and where he waqs from?

I want to publicly thank TC Lance Alsup and Doc John Soliz who have been with me from the start on my quest with the VA and now the Army.  They have both been like brothers to me.     Thank you both!!!!

But of course the army wants more.

By the way Doc is öff-line" for his grand son "fragged" his computer, but can be reacch at 503-936-0549.

Thank you for your patience.
God Bless
13  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Brother of the 3rd seeking ONE brother to come forward. on: November 09, 2004, 04:24:14 PM
Dear 3rd M Co troopers:

I noticed that my last message was viewed 33 times.

I know that most want to forget Nam or not get involved.

But all I need from you if you remember anything in my last posting is your notarized letter attesting to what you saw.  I will pay for the notarization.

Please I just need just one of you to step forward of you recall what I did.

Or at least if you can help me locating  Davis or the Co.

Of course I do realize that the 33 hits are all negative.  But just in case one of you remember.....I need your help.

God bless
Frenchie :?:  Sad
14  Trooper Messages / M Company Message Board / Davis: also Help needed on: November 06, 2004, 07:59:15 PM
Dear troopers,

My nickname in Vietnam was Frenchie.  I was with the 3rd Squad. M CO of the great the11th.   I served will Doc. Soliz, Peter Alberico- Lt.,  Lance Wane Alsup -TC, Lonnie Burris, and Tom Jones, Sgt DiKes, and many more than I unforunately do not remember your names.  This was from April 69 to Jan 70.

I need help from anyone who remembers me volunteering to do mine sweeping for our squad and who would be willing to write a letter to that affect with your name, DOB:SCN/or SSN, address, and to have it notarized.  I had also found some a booby trapped bunker, and found some mines.

I need same regarding a firefight that took place in rubber plantation that Red and Sugar Bear were killed.   Does any one remember seeing out of the tank getting ammo from topside.  I need someone to attesting seeing me get the ammo during the firefight, This was the firefight that a medic chopper was shot down.  We were also were with an other unit of APC's.   Next day in a same clearing my tank hit a mine, and several of the APC hit mines and several of our brave comrades lost their lives.    Even if you were from the APC outfit, as long you can attest to it, it would serve the purpose.

Does my TC who chewed my ass for not getting into the tank ,while I was new in country, while we were being ambushed because I tackled and infantryman who was  "besided" and was running towards the front of the tanks towards the enemy line. Either ways he would have been killed if I had not tackled him.  You, the TC ,chewed me out pretty good and also said that I was stupid in what I had done.  If you recall this could you attest to this.( this was early when I in-country and we were working with an infantry outfit.  These were the guys that had food choppered-in and would share their food with us.   Then many of them got food poison.

I and looking for "DAVIS" he was known in Nam.   He was tall blondish guy who was from Florida.  He was the driver of my tank.   I need to know the name of the CO when we were in the firefight that Red and Sugar were killed.  It would help not only if you remember his name but where he is.

My email address is sanctuary@ainop.com   Phone 207-868-5039.

Thank you
God Bless.

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