K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


Buffalo Reunion 2000 - 11th ACVVC

   Buffalo 2000

11th ACVVC

Letter To The Editor

Vietnam veterans deserve welcome


My brother, Roger Byus, was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Our family never knew the details of the incident causing his death. He was a member of the 11th Armored Cavalry, Blackhorse Regiment.

I was invited and recently attended their reunion in Buffalo, N.Y. It was there I found answers to our questions of 30 years. I not only found answers, but I found love and compassion as I have never witnessed.

Many times I saw men embrace, with tears streaming down their faces. I also heard about the horrors of that place, unimaginable to us who were not there. I was also told about the men who came home to hostility.

One man told of his Army uniform being spit on as he walked off the plane and had to purchase civilian clothes before he could continue to his hometown.

I trust God will grant eternal peace to the Vietnam veterans because they have already been through torment on earth. To all Vietnam veterans, I humbly, with sincere gratitude, say, "Welcome home. "

Ruth Ann Maynard

(This letter appeared on Charleston Gazette Online, Saturday, August 26, 2000)

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