Hi, my husband John F Diddle served with the 1st Engineer Battalion Co B back in 1988-90. Our son was born at Irwin Army Hospital and I worked at the main PX. John was sent to Korea for a yr and then to Ft Polk where he finished his 4yrs but tragically died in a car accident on base before ever making it back home . We met a lot of great people at Ft Riley that I w o love to talk to. If anyone remembers PFC Diddle would love to hear from ya!…firstname.lastname@example.org
I was with Bridge Company from 1965 to 1966. I shipped over from Fort Riley to DiAn Viet Nam on the still unknown boat. So far I believe I’ve touched base with the person who was my XO in 1966 and I’m still looking for others who I might remember or might remember me!
I served with the 1st engineers from 1982-1984 ,we first were at neu ulm germany,then we moved to panzer kasern.it was a great time.
Good Aftenoon Diehards! SGT Chitwood here served with C co 72nd MAC in Iraq 2008 and then Afghanistan in 2013. Team leader and Buffalo MRAP operator. Take care everyone. DIEHARD!
Served with E Company from Oct 68 to Oct 69. Was wounded in an ambush Feb 69 while on river patrol.
WAS WITH A CO 1ST ENGINEER AT FT. RILEY FROM 87 TO 89
Looking for anyone that served with my dad Robert N. Graham 1969-1970 Spec 4 C Company 1st Engineer Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division Thank you and welcome home
Served with D Co., 1st Eng. Bn., 1st IDF at Panzer Kaserne in Böblingen, Germany from May '88 to May '91. I participated in two major operations; Reforger '88 and Operation Desert Storm. On May 1st '91, it was the sadist day to watch, as their colors were encased. It was the last time D Co. was a combat arms unit.
Great job revamping our website Chuck. Hope your leg is healing. ADE NCO, HHC 70’ - 71’.
I served as Assistant S3 under Major Treadwell, Di An, then XO, C Co under Captain Blair at Lai Khe, Vietnam, 1966-1967. As Asst. S3 helped develop and execute battalion operation plans in support of infantry ops...did much helicopter flying to field ops in support of their ops...As XO of C Co., spent much time keeping Highway 13 and 1 open through mine sweeping and demolition, road and bridge repairs from VC IED damages, tunnel destruction, iron triangle ops, conducted convoy ops, deep jungle work cutting landing zones dropping in from CH 47s, clearing out trees with explosives and chain saws, clearing massive jungle areas with bulldozers, explosives, reverting to infantry during the height of combat operations. I am proud of my time "in country"...the scariest, most exciting and adrenaline-pumping time of my life...almost re-upped for a 2nd Nam tour...but hey! decided to go back to the world...
Drafted in 1962 with five years of the Army Reserves & National Guard. Into active duty Army as an E-2, 12B. Because of being absent from meetings. Had two-week refresher training in Fort Carson, CO. Then began my 25 years of military service. Served with Alpha Company 1st Engineer Battalion as a SSGT squad leader, third platoon. 1966 to 1967. Was wounded in June 67 on a road grader by an IED. Was flown to Tokyo Japan Military hospital for treatment, 4 months then to Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley KS for 3 months. Then was released back to active duty in Germany. I was again assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley in 1971 to 75. Then again in 1978 & retirement in 1981 HHC 1st Engineer Battalion. Robert ( Bob ) Roby 1SGT retired Manhattan KS 66502.
I was the S-1 (Adjutant) from May 1968 to December for HQ & HQ Co. I was activated by the RI Army National Guard, sent to West Point as a unit with the 115th MP Co. After a year, was sent to the 1st Infantry Div. and assigned to the 1st Cbt. Engr. Bn. The guard was recalled and I went back to West Point, took command of the 115th MP Co. They used to kid me all the time as I was an MP in the Combat Engineers, a National Guardsman with all the West Point graduates there and from New England and my accent. Later I commanded the RI Military Academy RIANG and the 1021st Civil Affairs Group US Army Reserve. Retired at a Lt. Col. after 35 1/2 years of service. I was awarded 2 Bronze Stars while at the 1st Engr. Bn. I was diagnosed with cancer from agent orange and had a prostatectomy in 2000. The cancer came back in 2014 and I'm still dealing with it.
Company A 1961 Thur 1963
I was with C Co Nov 68 to Nov 69. Spent a number of mornings walking Hwy 1. I think the web site is great. Just a note I get e-mail items but nothing nothing by mail. Nick
Gary Wheeler A co. 1967-68
Jerry Blalock First Engineer Company D 69 lai khe. Drove jeep for Captain Thorp.
Sgt Chitwood, Joseph. 72nd MAC Coldsteel!!! Served in OIF 10-11 and OEF 12-13. Buffalo operator in OEF. Could perform hard surgery with that buffalo arm at the time. PCSd to FLW after OEF to be assigned to the Mine Detection Dog unit. Missed the 1st EN the day I left. Love each and everyone of yall. Always first. Diehard! 573-528-1102 Joeychitwood135@yahoo.com
41st ENCO 2008-2012 Bravo Company 2014-2015
Cco A&O 2000-2003
Diehard Engineer first time 66 -67 Alpha Company. Other units 24th EB 62 -64 , 5th EB 64 -65 , 1st EN 66-67 , 82nd EB 68- 75, 1st EB 76 - 77 , 12th EB 77-79, 55th EB and retirement HHC 1st EB 1981! Germany 62-64, Fort Leonard Wood MO , training in Panama,65 , Vietnam 🇻🇳 66-67, Fort Riley KS, Germany, Fort Riley , Germany 🇩🇪, Fort Riley KS , Retirement Home Manhattan KS