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  2015 REUNION NEWS  
REUNION LOCATION HAS BEEN SET - Saturday, May 17, 2014
The 2015 BBB Reunion will be held in Houston, TX.

Reunion planners this year are Brian DeMary and Maurine Howard.

Look for more information to come soon!!

By the way, Houston is the home of MISS KITTY!!! so this reunion will be extra special.

Make plans now to attend!  

  2014 REUNION INFORMATION  
REUNION UPDATE - May 17, 2014
Well, the 2014 BBB reunion is history - but oh what a good one it was!!!

Many thanks to Dean & Sandy Haberly as well as Johnny & Debbie Shelton for all their hard work in putting all the pieces in place to make things perfect!

To those with photos, please post them in the Photo Gallery for others to see.

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  BBB Brother Passes  
Tribute to Mike from Donnie Garrett - Monday, January 27, 2014
Thank you Miss Kitty for sharing that news, especially to me, as Mike and I were the receiver's of the same grenade that day back in 68? Was given less time than he- but we both seem to have been favored by The Holy One. Was planning to visit him and Lynn later after Branson, but- guess that's on hold now? Can say that He was a very good man and always thought the world of him.(was my squad leader, also)


THANKS, again,


Donnie
 

Mike Deskin (1968) - Monday, January 27, 2014
Carl ‘Mike’ Deskin
Obituary Transcript The Norman Transcript Wed Jan 22, 2014, 01:20 AM CST

NORMAN — Mike Deskin was a humble and generous man who passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was a special person who made an impact on anyone he met.

Mike was critically injured in Vietnam while serving in the Army on Aug. 4, 1968. His injuries were so severe that his parents were told he probably wouldn’t live six months. He was a fighter. After an extended time in several hospitals, he was released to go home and was told he could expect to live five to six years.

He was a quadriplegic with limited hand use. He ended up getting a job with Gene McKown in 1971 and continued to work for Gene until his passing. He might have been in a wheelchair, but he never considered himself handicapped.

He was a dedicated coach who led winning teams in the city of Norman Little League Baseball program. He coached kids of all ages from T-ball through upper-aged teenage boys. He taught them more than baseball. He taught them important life lessons and respect. Thousands of kids and parents were touched by Mike’s amazing attitude and caring nature. He was a dedicated father, grandfather and friend.

Mike was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60 and the Purple Heart. He earned marksman (M14 rifle) and sharpshooter (M16 rifle).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Irene Deskin.

Mike is survived by his wife, Lynn Deskin of the home; three children, Chris Deskin and wife Cindy of Norman, Deana Roberts and husband Dewayne of Arkansas and Geana Wray and husband John of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Wilson and Carla Deskin, both of Norman; and one uncle, Lester “Bear” Jensen and wife Hazel  

  NEW Websites of Interest Added  
"How Did We get such good men?" - Thursday, May 30, 2013
Magazine Article by Dave Taylor has served in various offices in the Americal Division Veteran Association. Dave served as an infantry platoon leader with Charlie Company, 5th/46th Infantry Battalion, in 1969. He was wounded twice.

He retired as a colonel in the Special Forces, U.S. Army Reserve, and is the author of “Our War: The History and Sacrifices of an Infantry Battalion in the Vietnam War 1968-1971.”   read more...

  New Photos in Photo Gallery  
New Photos have arrived - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Check out the addition of new photos in the photo gallery:

1) 2013 Reunion Photos by Bill Baird

2) Photo of Ron Smith added to the "In Memory" album

3) New picture of Lt. John P Iappini, BRAVO Company Commander July - August, 1970



 

  BRAVO COMPANY 4/21/11  
WEBSITE FOR BRAVO 4TH/21ST/11TH - Thursday, January 24, 2013
NEW TO THE SITE?

Members of BRAVO Company - This website is for you.
4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 11th Lt Infantry Brigade that served in Vietnam

In order for you to view all of the pages which includes the Roster of living comrades as well as the Fallen list of those deceased, Please Register your name and password. These pages are restricted to members of BRAVO and their families.

Your name will be verified and you will receive an e-mail to let you know your account is established which will give you access to all pages.

Welcome!!!! Hope you enjoy the site.  

  Roster updated  
Roster Update - April 21, 2013
Your BBB roster has been updated.

Please Login and go to the Newsletters Tab.

The updated Deceased list is on the Fallen Tab.  

  Annual Dues  
NEW ON YOUR DUES! - - Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Ed Gross is now the interim treasurer for Big Bad Bravo. Dues are voluntary and are $20.

Checks should be made out to Edwin Gross 531 Standbridge St Norristown, PA 19401  

  Reunion Photos?  
Photos posted of Reunion - - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Courtesy of Mrs. Helga Sones, Col Sones' wife  
BRAVO Photogphers - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Ok guys - we have lots of BRAVO photographers. Login in and post your photos on the Photo Gallery page. Create your own album! We're waiting!!!  
  Passing of BRAVO Brothers  
Passing of BBB brother Charlie Mundy June 18, 2012
Charlie Mundy's wife sent me the attached to let us know of Charlie's passing.   read more...
Passing of Thomas Kline - March 29, 2011
I am passing this information on especially to the men who served with Tom Kline. Bob Simpson sent this.
I have included the link to the obituary. If you know of the passing of BBBs and it has not been reported, please let me know.
Kitty Millard


I don't think this sad info has been reported. Heard about Tom Klines death awhile back from Danny Milligan. Tom was at our 1st reunion.
Bob Simpson


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Passing of BBB brother Lee Horton - Friday, July 06, 2012
Our BRAVO family has lost another brother. Robert "Lee" Horton passed away July 3, 2012. See the Fallen tab for his obituary  
  Website information & stories  
Need new ideas for website - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
OK guys - I know you'd like to see something new on this site. Please let me know the type of things you want to see. I'd like to make this a more informative & entertaining - but remember - it's your website - not mine! I'm here to serve you if I can. E-mail me anytime. Love you all! Lou Hedrick jimsgem@northstate.net  
  HOW THIS ALL BEGAN  
Read Lee Horton & Bob Nilo's story.....
The story of the reuniting of the Big Bad Bravo Brothers can be found on the Newsletter page.  To view, login and open the September 2006 Newsletter - front page.  
  NEW!!!! Veterans' Websites  
  4th Platoon's Website  
4th Platoon has it's own website! - Saturday, August 06, 2011
See the link below to take you to the 4th Platoon's own website.

http://bbb4thplatoon1971.webnode.com/   read more...

  NICK BACON REMEMBRANCE ACT  
Nick's legacy lives on........ - Friday, February 04, 2011
A note from Tamera......................"State Sen. John Edwards and the Arkansas Veteran's Coalition introduced a bill in the State Senate in honor and memory of Nick. All the state senators voted on it and passed the bill unamiously and Gov. Bebee will be signing it into law and on 1 July it will be effective."

I'm attaching a copy of the bill.

Also, look on the Photo Gallery page for pictures of Tamera, the legislators, and family.

Lou

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