Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 50 years ago)

Moderator: Fasst1

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby Moring » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:01 pm

On This DAy 46 years ago.
Last edited by Moring on Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Moring
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:17 pm

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby beeman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:20 pm

Another year and still see it all to clearly. Semper Fi
beeman
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:45 pm
Location: new hampshire

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby John Foster » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:48 pm

I remember that day Beeman. That was the day I got my million dollar wound. being med evaced on a 6x is a bitch.
John Foster on point
John Foster
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:06 am
Location: Palm Springs, Ca

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby Babysohn » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:31 am

Guys, I don't know which is the most current posting regarding hill 37 is here. I was the squad leader of 1st squad 3rd platoon Echo during this time. I joined the company in the early spring of 67. Anyway, my squad was at Cam Lo during this time. We got pulled off of a convoy that was returning to Camp Carroll from Dong Ha on the 1st of February. The convoy left us after we were directed to go up a hill to try to spot the NVA who were in the process of ambushing the convoy. The hill was west of Cam lo. So we humped east to the village along route 9. We were fed and given a section of the northern perimeter to man during the night. In the early morning of the 2nd, all hell broke loose when the camp was hit. There was a platoon from another unit there and LCPL Maxim from that platoon got the MOH during the battle. I had one man KIA and several wounded, including myself. (GSW to the chest). If you Google "Cam Lo" you can find the story about it by James Coan.
Babysohn
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:31 pm

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby Rick Brungardt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:00 pm

I was on 37 and helped take it along with good buddies in my mortar squad. WC (Wendy) McLean, RJ Barnes, Al Watson to name a few. Remember "PUFF" dropping illumination the night of Tet offensive and firing that 50MM with tracer rounds. Capt. Samm's was our CO. Some memories just never fade!
Rick Brungardt
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:30 pm

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 46 years ago)

Postby John Foster » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:02 pm

I got my million dollar wound on Hill 37, Feb 2. I was one of many med-evaced on the 6-by. I took a round through the right side of my cartridge belt and it exited the left side. Docs at 1st med told me the round missed my spine by 1/8th of a centimeter. I count my blessings every day. And I remember 37 every day too.
John Foster on point
John Foster
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:06 am
Location: Palm Springs, Ca

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby Moring » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:32 am

47 years ago

SF

JOE
Moring
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:17 pm

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby beeman » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:32 pm

Shall not and will not forget. 47 years and counting. RIP all who gave all. Semper Fi Jerry
beeman
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:45 pm
Location: new hampshire

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby AK48 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:41 pm

Hey Jerry, We spent more than a month on that pile of rocks and gravel. Do you remember we went back there for a few days in March or April? Somebody else had built very improved bunkers down from the top of the hill. Nothing was going on, no incoming, even the weather was nice. I remember talking with Doc Stan a lot. Do you remember Doc Stan Piechowisz from Penn? SF, Allyn.
AK48
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:38 am
Location: Port Charlotte, FL

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby beeman » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:50 am

Getting a little foggy upstairs. Yes I knew Doc. Who could forget our most important people like a corpsman.S/F Jerry
beeman
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:45 pm
Location: new hampshire

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby beeman » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:51 am

Lets not forget 2/5/1968 really bad nite. I was on the north LP that nite. Never will forget that nite. S/F Jerry
beeman
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:45 pm
Location: new hampshire

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby AK48 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:21 pm

Hey Jerry, The night of Feb 5 my squad (Bill Crock squad leader, me radioman) was set in for ambush on the south side of the hill just above RT 9. We were set to nail them NVA laying mines for the truck convoys. When the shooting began on your side of the hill, one of our new guys woke up and fired his rifle. We immediately drew fire from the other side of RT 9 but no casualties. We did not know what happened on your side of the hill until morning. I truly believe in combat you only know what is directly in front of your eyes. SF, Allyn.
AK48
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:38 am
Location: Port Charlotte, FL

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 47 years ago)

Postby beeman » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:43 pm

How true.
beeman
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:45 pm
Location: new hampshire

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 48 years ago)

Postby Moring » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:49 pm

Today marks the forty-eighth year of battle for Hill 37. It also marks my last operation in Nam before heading for the States. My first op was "Operation Bighorn" 4/67 in the Theu Thien Provence near Hue. My last being "Operation Lancaster II" in Quang Tri Provence, and a bunch in between. I think out of all of them Con Thien stands out more. Probably due to the fact that we went on Defense rather then an Offense in the field. Just setting in one place and taking it day after day was pretty bad. Maybe that's why 'Hill 37' stands out more to me, because we were on a defensive situation rather then being able to move about in the field.

Joe
Moring
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:17 pm

Re: Steep Price, for a Small Hill ( Hill 37- 42 years ago)

Postby John Foster » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Yes, today is a day to celebrate. As I mentioned this time last year, I'm lucky to be walking after getting my million dollar wound on Hill 37. The fucker that shot me wasn't so lucky. He got some napalm dropped in his back pocket. Semper Fi to all my 2/9 brothers.
John Foster on point
John Foster
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 1:06 am
Location: Palm Springs, Ca

PreviousNext

Return to 2/9 General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron