My Dad's service in Vietnam (A Co 2/5th 1st Cav)


I am seeking anyone who might know my Dad.  He was in country from Dec 68 - Dec 69.  Primarily in and around Tay Ninh.  I have his OMPF and can provide additional info if needed.  I would I have spoken to a few VN vets who were part of A Co but not in my Dad's platoon.  I would like to find anyone or perhaps sources for records that could tell me what platoon he was in.

Thomas (Tom) E Clark
1969-1969, 11B40, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division

Many thanks.


  • Hi Brad, my name is William Hendrix, I am trying to get information on my father’s service in Vietnam, his unit was Co A 2nd Bn 5th Cav 1st Air Cavalry. 1st Sgt Luther C Hendrix. I really don’t know how to get info. I think I am going to contact the 5th Cavalry in Texas. If anybody has any suggestions, would You please respond. Thank You

  • Hello William. My name is Norman Ray. I was a medic in A 2/5 from Sep68 to May69. The name Hendrix was the last name of our 1st Sergeant. He was a very easy going man and we all thought the world of him. at one time we had a soldier who did not want to follow the rules and Top told him the rules were for everyone not just a few. This man threatened Top and was taken by M. P.s. He asked if I heard all that was said and I said yes. He asked if I would write it down for him. I did. A couple of months later I was testifying at a court martial in Phouc Vinh. Top was very well liked and respected by all the men. One other thing about Top was he stayed in the field with us at all times   and never stayed in the rear like some of the others did. He was a fine man and a fine soldier

  • Norman I really appreciate that, He passed away in 85, I have been trying to get some records from govt.. that really means a lot to me. Bill Hendrix

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