Fort Jackson Basic Training Yearbook 1969 Company B

Front Cover, Fort Jackson Basic Training Yearbook 1969 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade.

Front Cover, Fort Jackson Basic Training Yearbook 1969 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade. GGA Image ID # 16c4ab5a33

Roster and Photos for Recruit Company B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade for 1969, United States Army Basic Training, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Company Commander: CPT James W. Matthews. 192 Recruits Graduated on 23 May 1969.

Extras: Illustrated Story of Bau Bang.

Company B 1969 Organization and Schedule

  • Organization: 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade
  • Commenced Training: 31 March 1969
  • Completed Training: 23 May 1969

Company B 1969 Leadership

  • Brigade Commander: COL Edward S. Saxby
  • Battalion Commander: LTC.Leon R. Livingston
  • Brigade Sergeant Major: CSM Francis Johnson
  • Battalion Sergeant Major: CSM Jeffery Carter
  • Company Commander: CPT James W. Matthews
  • Executive Officer: 1LT Warren Wynn
  • First Sergeant: 1SG Norman Jamison, Jr.
  • Senior Field Leader: SFC Lawrence Nine
  • Training Officer: 1LT John R. Wilborn
  • Training Officer: 2LT John L. Sullivan
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT David A. Mitchell
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT Richard Delaney
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT John Warburton
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT Wayne Watson
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT Ruben Santos
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT William Morgan
  • Drill Sergeant: SGT Michael Garrone
  • Drill Sergeant:   SGT Henry Walters
  • Drill Corporal:   CPL Roy Greene
  • Drill Corporal: SP4 Edward Kinsey
  • Mess Steward:  SFC Ned Wilson
  • Supply Sergeant: PSG Felix Castro
  • Company Clerk: SP4 Roy Silverfarb         
  • SGT Thomas Canada

Company B 1969 Recruit Roster

  1. Rigoberto Albert
  2. Dennis Alexy     
  3. Antonio Ambroselli      
  4. James Autry
  5. Ronnie Bagwell 
  6. Robert Bailey
  7. Richard Bartel   
  8. Roger Batten    
  9. Frederick Bell    
  10. Richard Bellantoni       
  11. Francis Bianca
  12. Charles Bode
  13. Terrence Boggs
  14. James Borland  
  15. Terry Borland    
  16. Danny Brady
  17. David Bright
  18. Charles Bruno
  19. Gerald Cain
  20. Francis Campolong     
  21. Henry Caputo    
  22. Robert Carothers
  23. Roy Carte
  24. Gerald Buck
  25. Anthony Cirlin
  26. Joseph Colon
  27. Sammie Cooper
  28. Philip Costanzo
  29. Charles Counts
  30. Bob Cribb
  31. George Dash
  32. Fernando De La Cruz
  33. Hector Diaz
  34. Jerrold Elkins
  35. Daniel Eppley
  36. E. Fernandez-Perez
  37. R. Figueroa-Molina      
  38. M. Flores-Alvarez
  39. Anthony Forcelli
  40. Richard Fortenberry    
  41. Samuel Fourman
  42. Thomas Frantz
  43. Lydio Fuentes
  44. Grover Fuller
  45. John Gagliardi
  46. Stanley George
  47. McArthur Gilliam
  48. Arthur Ginsberg
  49. George Givargidze
  50. Epifanio Gonzalez       
  51. J. Gonzalez-Soto         
  52. James Gorham 
  53. Melvin Grady
  54. Larry Green
  55. Richard Grove
  56. James Grusofski
  57. John Haggerty  
  58. Robert Hall        
  59. William Hall
  60. James Harrington
  61. Richard Harter
  62. Anthony Hatfield
  63. Melvin Hazlett
  64. Edgar Hiles
  65. William Holcomb
  66. Jerry Hopkins
  67. Stephen Horgan
  68. Calvin Horn       
  69. William Huff      
  70. John Humphreys         
  71. Frederick Imes  
  72. Keith Isner
  73. Larry Jackson
  74. Clinton Johnson
  75. Robert Jones    
  76. Romelio Junco  
  77. Richard Junk
  78. Michael Kolesar
  79. Frank Kovaleski
  80. William Kramer 
  81. Roger Loy
  82. Frankie Lumley
  83. William Lyons
  84. Barry Martin
  85. Wallace McClurg
  86. Harry McKune
  87. James Meyers
  88. John Mizik
  89. Dale Moore
  90. Joe Mosley
  91. Grady Moye      
  92. Arthur Mullins    
  93. James Murdock
  94. William Myers   
  95. Richard Neal     
  96. Terry Neff
  97. Herbert Nelson
  98. Walter Nelson   
  99. Douglas Nichols
  100. Michael Olivares    
  101. Gaspar Otero
  102. David Paich
  103. Manuel Perez
  104. Victor Perez
  105. Michael Paige        
  106. Ronald Parrott
  107. Warren Zent 
  108. Fernando Pizarro
  109. L. Pascuali-Torres
  110. Frank Patterson     
  111. Edwin Perez
  112. Allen Ramirez        
  113. Ronald Rantovich   
  114. Ricky Ray
  115. Samuel Rhoden     
  116. Ernesto Rivera       
  117. Darrell Rice
  118. Fred Riggins
  119. Axel Rivera
  120. Walter Riznychok
  121. Sonny Robinson     
  122. Robert Rooks
  123. Ramon Rosario
  124. Ellis Rorie
  125. Carmelo Roman     
  126. John Rutter
  127. Mario Salvini
  128. Donald Sandie
  129. Epifanio Santiago   
  130. J. Santos-Rios        
  131. Stephen Sarich      
  132. Ronald Saunders
  133. Ed Scates    
  134. David Schleicher    
  135. Lester Scott 
  136. Frank Servidio        
  137. Ulysses Simonds
  138. Louis Simonetti
  139. Dale Singer
  140. Cari Slaten
  141. Arthur Smith
  142. Donald Smith         
  143. John Smith  
  144. Reginald Smith
  145. Roy Smith
  146. Samuel Smith        
  147. Tommy Snyder       
  148. James Sparks        
  149. Marvin Stroud
  150. Walter Stumberger
  151. John Teeters
  152. David Thompson    
  153. Stanley Thompson 
  154. Vincent Trapani      
  155. Tracy Usry
  156. Andres Valentin
  157. Reginald Vyphuis   
  158. Herbert Walton       
  159. John Watt
  160. Terry Weaver         
  161. Harold Webster
  162. Bobby Whitten
  163. Roy Wicht
  164. Frank Williams       
  165. Morris Williams       
  166. Robert Wilson        
  167. Richard Wood
  168. Frank Wurl
  169. Barry Young
  170. Burl Aye
  171. Stephen Carroll      
  172. Roger Corbin
  173. Edward Coleman    
  174. C. M. Figueroa-Garcia
  175. AI Franco
  176. Thomas Garner      
  177. William Garner       
  178. Luis Hernandez      
  179. Ronnie Haigier
  180. Joseph Koraido
  181. Heinz Konrad
  182. Paul Kelly
  183. Joseph Lopez
  184. Tony Lecroy
  185. Rickey Long
  186. Jeffrey Milligan
  187. Gary Parson
  188. Peter Rudman        
  189. Richard Ramsey    
  190. John Smith
  191. Joseph Thorne
  192. Barry Young

Fort Jackson Boot Camp Yearbook Photos - Company B 1969

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Leadership, Page 1.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Leadership, Page 1. GGA Image ID # 16c4ac09fe

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Leadership, Page 2.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Leadership, Page 3.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 4.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 4. GGA Image ID # 16c55871da

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 5.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 6.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 7.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 8.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 9.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 10.

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Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 11.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Recruit Photos, Page 11. GGA Image ID # 16c719916a

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Bau Bang, Page 12.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Bau Bang, Page 12. GGA Image ID # 16c79e6fa6

Bau Bang is a representation of a fortified Vietnamese hamlet with a 400 meter perimeter. Construction on Bau Bang began in March I960 and was completed in September 1966. The purpose of the hamlet is to provide a realistic atmosphere and environment for the training of those personnel on orders for assignment to Vietnam.

The hamlet was built under the supervision of SFC Woodrow Weaver, a former military advisor in Vietnam who actually lived in a hamlet named Bau Bang. The actual construction was accomplished by trainee personnel who had completed their training and were awaiting assignment orders.

The dwellings represent the various types found throughout Vietnam. In the highlands, the Montagnards live in huts built on "stilts" while in the lowlands, the Vietnamese live mostly in grass huts, some with mud walls and others with grass or tin roofs. The yellow and red flag in front of the Headquarters building is a reproduction of the flag of South Vietnam.

The hamlet fortification represents two of those types most popularly employed by the Vietnamese hamlets. In front is the moat with punji stakes and in the rear is a barricade wall of pointed logs placed closely together in an upright position, while at the entrance and in each corner there is a guard tower. Inside the berm, a tunnel connects the entrance tower with a "spider hole" and an underground bunker from which a Soldier can fire but cannot be seen. Within the hamlet itself a fire arrow is employed to direct air support against night assaults.

In each hamlet, at least one haystack and one well are evident, and in many cases the Viet Cong will conceal a tunnel entrance in either or both. In Bau Bang, the haystack covers an entrance to a tunnel complex which is one meter square and approximately 75 meters in total length. The tunnel actually divides and becomes two; one tunnel leads to an exit approximately 50 meters outside the stockade immediately to the left of the haystack. A false tunnel entrance can be found in the hamlet shrine and beyond the rear gate, a trail leads to a wash area located beside a small stream.

A section of the hamlet has been utilized to familiarize trainees and visiting personnel with the various types of booby traps employed by the Viet Cong. In this area you will find a false bottom fox hole with punji stakes, the "horizontal whip," boards with sharpened spikes designed to penetrate the sides of a boot or leg, a 200-pound mace designed to eliminate up to a squad of men, a "Daisy Chain" of grenades, a deadly cross bow or homemade sawed-off shot gun, man traps and traps which fire a round through a man's foot when stepped on.

Reports received by the 3d Training Brigade from those who have completed their training here and are now serving in Vietnam assure us the lessons learned at this hamlet have helped them immeasurably.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Bau Bang, Page 13.

Company B 1969 Fort Jackson Basic Training Bau Bang, Page 13. GGA Image ID # 16c7a1dfea

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