Do you have information on the unit he served in while in Vietnam, was Mr. Crouse injured? I mention this because of the dates you have for in country from Mar 1966-May 1966, or is this a typo? If his records were destroyed by the fire in the 70's has he recently tried obtaining his records as of more recently?
Secondly, there are additional resources that will help you such as morning reports of the unit, unit histories, and perhaps general order issued by the units higher command.
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Hello Mr Schneider,
Thanks for your response. I did some investigating and he was TDY in Cu Chi twice. March 67 and May 67. rest of his 1yr 1 month 12 days foreign duty was Hawaii. Does that sound right? he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division Ameds of the Pacific.I just need that one day proof of boots on the ground .
As far as checking NPRC in St Louis , I've done a Congressional request. I'm interested in where I could get these things ; morning reports of the unit, unit histories, and perhaps general order issued by the units higher command.
Thank You My New Friend. Hope to return the favor some day!!!
Most of the things you have listed down such as morning reports, unit histories, and general orders records are all closed for researching because of the pandemic COVID-19. Currently NPRC is only processing "Emergency" requests at this time. Unfortunately, TDY or Temporary Duty records were not something that was permanent to a soldiers records. Additional, I would try contacting the 25th Division Association, they may have historians that are able to help. https://www.25thida.org/division/
Hope This helps,
Here is a report from May 1967 from the 2nd BDE 25th Infantry Division. Here are some reports
I did some additional looking can you ask him if he was stationed with the 12th EVAC Hospital in Cu Chi they were supporting the 25th Division. You mentioned in your earlier statement that he was a Med Tech.
Here is some additional information.
Mr Schneider, Thank you for all the information. I never knew there was so much help out there.
Just a little bit of info I had a dear friend that passed away not long ago that was a gun trucker. He drove a keep with a 50 cal on it I believe. A friend of his has a replica of it and we road in a parade in Pigeon Forge one year. And our guest of honor was Adrian Cronauer from the real Good Morning Vietnam Lol. I got to meet a lot of Vietnam Veterans through Jonesy and enjoyed every minute. I try to go out of my way to say thank you for your service and especially welcome home.
I appreciate what you’re doing. It makes a difference in many lives. I’ve been a service officer for about 16 years now and never been paid a dime. But I’m the richest man on earth when I get to help these folks. I’ve seen grown men cry and say you’re reading my mail. So Mr Schneider before I get all involved and forget to say it. Thank you for your service and welcome home.
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