Roger provided the following information and photos
on this person
Subject: do you know the name of this SGT then SSG
from 1/83rd in 69
"May have asked
before but because I spent a lot of time in field with
him...would like to find him...in pictures below...have
searched for awhile and ran across this section in a
book called Tail Wind (Ed. see
last 2 photos below)? Had been told previously
that he stayed in Army after Vietnam and that he might
have killed someone accidentally in a bar brawl later?
Donít know as I donít recall his name for sure. Was
there most all of 69 (maybe from survey or operations
sections or some other section in HHB or SVC?).
Thought his name is
Jonesy or Jones but I just don't remember unfortunately
and may have him confused with other excellent NCOís I
worked with though out my near 23 years in the military.
Said Okay Dokey a
lot in conversations and on RADIO instead of Roger Out.
Was very very strong and was told he had been a football
star near or around Pittsburg. Often went to field
or woods with me literally and some others capable of
RTO Potts who would
go to field often, Jonesy and Potts replaced the wounded
SSG Gonzales and SFC Lewis wounded in motor attack in
the early occupation of Currahee in Ashu. Could eat
hottest peppers like candy and liked Crown Royal"