K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

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Contributor's Corner

Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson

K Troop

Aug. 1966 - Jun. 1967

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S/SGT.Gary Peterson resides in Grosse Ile, Michigan.  Gary was 3rd. Platoon scout.   Gary was one of the original "boat people".  He remembers Bill Lewellen, Homer Pittman, Joe Wertz (deceased), Walter Simpson (MIA deceased) and Lt. Willie Manning.  His best friend - Wayne Schumacher, was killed in action just before Gary returned home.  Gary is a life member of the 11th ACVVC.  Gary would like to hear from anyone who remembers him.  He has contributed the follows photos:

Joe Wertz and Homer Pittman
Joe Wertz and possibly Bill Bowen
Joe Wertz, Gary Calvin, Wayne Schumacher and Gary Peterson
Gia Ray Quarry near the May 21st , 1967 ambush at the town of Suoi Cat

K Troop Mess Hall - 1967. This rare and early photo shows the newly constructed mess hall with the staging in place for the water tank.   Note the mess tent to the left foreground.  This indicates that the new mess hall was not yet ready for occupancy.

Wayne Schumacher and Gary - Wayne Schumacher is remembered at K Troop in the Honor Roll.

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