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In Tribute to Those Who Served
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SGT Abelardo V. Miranda June 1, 1936 - March 22, 2014 Squad Leader Mortar Platoon 1966-1967
Abel served with the original 503d Regiment in Okinawa before it was reorganized and became the 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate), later to join it in Vietnam, both times with D Company, 16th Armor. Throughout his final years, he was very active with different activities within the chapter, as much as his physical status allowed. Burial services were conducted at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
George A. Tyler, Sr. September 19, 1948 - July 10, 2014.
Services were held Thursday, July 17,2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Pastor Eric Gallmon officiated. Military honors followed. After a long battle of illness, Mr. George A. Tyler, Sr. went to be with the Lord, July 10, 2014. He served in the U. S. Army, 173d Airborne Brigade, 1968 - 1969, during the Vietnam War.
George Tyler, Sr, Specialist 4
"Each of us had friends...close friends...forever friends. George was my closest friend. When that bullet went through his leg, I helped put him on the chopper. Each of us walked the same Nam yet each of us saw different parts. I shall always miss my friend George. Yes I am white and George was black but our blood was red. I know, I saw his and he saw mine." Stephen Manthey
Sgt Robert Lewis, 4.2 “ Mortar Platoon, Co D, 16th Armor, 1966-1967
Passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Bob was a good man and treated everyone with equal respect. He was a exceptional squad leader and kept his troopers prepared for any mission sent to them. Bob attended the first D16 reunion, but had been in ill health since then. He will be missed by all, particularly those in the Mortar Platoon who knew him well.
Albert Lynn Shields
Received a Bronze Star with V and Purple Heart for 4 March, 1968 battle in Tuy Hoa. Born 24 Feb 1947 Hockley County, Texas, USA Passed on 18 Sep 2006 (aged 59). "A great guy and brave soldier. And my good friend." Dave Curtin https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155284972
Steven Manthey Passed August 19, 2018, laid to rest at the Tahoma National Cemetery October 3rd with military honors.
He was a pretty good guy when I served with him. His experience there made him pull away from our brotherhood. It will however not affect our feelings and sense of loss in his passing. RIP Skysoldier - Dave Hahn
Oh no this is terrible news . We were APC crew members. D11 lead scout track D16 . He taught me the M60 and M16 as soon as I arrived at D16 Armor. I never saw either of these weapons until I got to Vietnam. After about 30 times breaking down that M60 which was his weapon . I asked how many times have we got to do this. His answer was, as many times as it takes to break it down and put it back together without missing a shot in a fire fight. I was his loader and driver for a short while. He got moved to Track Commander on D12. I was placed on his right side M60 at that time. We remained best of friends till he rotated home. We both got wounded in the same firefight and in the hospital together and went back to the front lines together. We took photos of each other. Out of four main track positions not counting a loader was Robert (Bob) Hartwell , Steve Manthey , George Alvin Tyler and Roger. Wallace. I proud to have my name on this list. The other three were my War Hero Brothers . We all together made an unbeatable unit which was well proven by actions in Combat. Combined metals were Bronze Stars , Army Commendation Medals and Purple Hearts. Steve proved to be a very important element of this unit. Steve is one we can all be proud he is our Brother. My prayers go out to Steve and his Family. May Steve Rest in Peace. - Roger Wallace
Jim Voss passed away on 7/10/18 and is buried in the Ohio Western National Reserve. He took his last jump and reached Glory
Charlie Farmer, La Grange, Florida
Mark Savage - D/16 1968 Death 1984
John "Doc" Palmer - December 2016
William Makijewski - 2005
Please email information on these or any other departed D/16 veteran to Warren Williams , email@example.com.
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