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Association of the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry (Mechanized) Site Updates - 2018

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This page is designed to be a "quick reference" page of work done on our Web Site. Visit this page often to check on the latest additions and corrections to the site. Please visit the Members Email page and check your email and unit  affiliation information. If changes, additions or deletions are warranted, please use the links provided there to request updates. Historian Jim Sheppard is handling updates.  Feel free to contact him with comments and/or suggestions.

October 6, 2018

Finished transcribing and embellishing copies of Dave Parker's letters he wrote home before being KIA with Delta Company on January 31, 1968, and added a link to the file on his "Memorial" page.

September 2, 2018

Added obituaries for: Ron Proventure, Walt "Pete" Peterson, Sam "Butch" Strickland...all Medics in 1967-8...and James Lee who commanded HHC from March, 1968 ro January, 1969, on the "Taps" page.

September 1, 2018

Added photo on the memorial page for Melvin Joe Williams, "D" Company, KIA JAnuary 31, 1968. Baraba found his family and acquired his photo for us. Of 216 men KIA while assigned, attached or operating with the various 50th Infantry designations, we now have photos for all but 3! We are working on leads for these remaining 3 men.

September 2, 2018

Added obituary for Ernest PeeWee Johnson, Company B, 1967-8 on the "Taps" page. We learned that he passed away back in 1991.

September 1, 2018

Added better photo on the memorial page for Lorenzo Pettis, SRAP and "A" Company, KIA June 12, 1969. Also added photos of Robert Lee Owens, "B" Company, KIA 11 May 1968, on his memorial page.

August 30, 2018

Added obituary for Ted Hardy on the "Taps" page.

August 27, 2018

Changed Mailing Address for our Treasurer, Chuck McAleer, on the "Contact Officers" and also on the "Membership" page.

August 19, 2018

Added obituary for Bradley L. Smith on the "Taps" page. Also added August Newsletter to the Newsletters page.

May 23, 2018

Added newspaper article by Ron Fischer about Randy Smith to the"Taps" page. Follow this link to read the story: "Never Forgotten: In memory of a combat medic"

June 9, 2018

Added photos of the recent Change of Command of the 50th Infantry on the "Reunions" page.

May 23, 2018

Added obituary for Steve Dennis on the "Taps" page.

May 10, 2018

Updated email address for Chaplain Joseph Dulany on the Members email page.

April 26, 2018

Updated email address for Mick Hawkins on the Members email page.

April 6, 2018

Added photo (Very poor quality) on the memorial page for Lorenzo Pettis, SRAP and "A" Company, KIA June 12, 1969.

April 1, 2018

Added April Newsletter to the Newsletters page.

March 8, 2018

3:15 AM tomorrow morning marks 50 years since the pitched battle between Company D and the 8th Bn, 22nd NVA Regiment at LZ Litts. I have added a compilation of the history of the LZ and a group of personal accounts on the battle on the War Stories page.

March 4, 2018

Added a few photos and added individual photo description pages on the Short Range Ambush Platoon page. Also added cemetery information on the memorial page for James Strano, from 2nd Platoon of "A" Company, KIA January 23, 1968.

February 22, 2018

Updated email address for Gus Allbritton on the Members email page.

February 21, 2018

Added Tom McGovern, 2nd Platoon Leader, Co A 9/67-8/68 to the Life Members page.

February 16, 2018

Added New Photo of Harley Roy Standridge on his KIA Memorial page. The new photo is from his Temple Oklahoma High School Yearbook, Class of 1966. Harley was KIA on December 15, 1967 while serving with our Company D.

February 12, 2018

Added Photo Album for Tom McGovern on the Photo Albums page.

February 8, 2018

Added Notes on the poem Vitai Lampada" (Play the game motto source) in the motto section of the Regimental Heraldry page.

February 6, 2018

Added Photo Album for Thomas Jones on the Photo Albums page.

January 28, 2018

Added obituary for Bob Payne on the "Taps" page.

January 27, 2018

Added photos of Charlie Hendrickson and Paul Cicero, Company E (LRP), 50th Infantry to the Company E, 50th Inf. page.

January 26, 2018

Added a story by Rick Rajner, SRAP, to the War Stories page.

January 25, 2018

Added obituary for Former Battalion Commander John M Gilbert to the "Taps" page. Also updated Tom Tierney's rank on the Medics Page to SP5

January 22, 2018

Added obituaries for Steve Oliphant, Al Smith, Chucksey Spotts and Richard Hanna to the "Taps" page. Also added list of awards to former Battalion Commander Cheney L Bertholf's Obituary page.

January 16, 2018

Added email address for Jim Rose, Headquarter Company, Generator Maintenance, 9/67-6/68, on the Members email page.

January 11, 2018

Updated email address for John Nichols on the Members email page.

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year to all! I have loaded this new "site updates" page for 2018 and archived the 2017 updates to the "Site Map" page. Today marks the beginning of my 13th year maintaining our website... and I am into my 19th year as Association Historian.

2017 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2017

2016 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2016

2015 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2015

2014 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2014

2013 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2013

2012 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2012

2011 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2011

2010 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2010

2009 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2009

2008 Archive

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2007 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2007

2006 Archive

Archive of the "Site Updates" from the year 2006