Alpha Company Vietnam veterans reunite


Each fall for the last seven years, members of the Americal Division, Alpha Company 5th/46th 198th Light Infantry Brigade, have joined together for a platoon reunion. The majority of the group served together in Vietnam from November 1968 – November 1969. This year, 15 veterans and 9 wives met at Oak Haven Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee. Veterans came from Wisconsin, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Missouri.

Rear left to right: Rodney Outten, Dwight Saddler, Kenneth Quinn, Kenneth Butcher, Aaron Rochester, Bud McFarland, Oliver Gause

Front left to right: Bob Latham, Maury James, Jack Crisp, Wendell Roberts, Jack Vater, Richard Bergman, Paul Sprouse, Jerry Laack

Empty chairs in memory of Ray Utley, Donald Sheffield, Vaughn Delong, Alan Casazza

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