Cco 13th ENGR BN Fort Ca.
To: Robert N. Choporis I remember you ! I got assigned to Bn S-2 just days after arriving in Camp Casey in June of 1965. I made E4 before going home in June of 1966. Lots of Cheeseburger, Fries and PBR. I was in Battalion S-2 from June of 65 to June of 66 along with Lt. Maurice T Lough, and Lt. Charles Matrosic and Msgt Jimmy Bearden. Msgt, Robert Kennedy took over from Bearden when he rotated home. 1st LT Lough went to 7th Div. Hq. as Generals Aide de Camp. One of my jobs was to type up all of the paperwork to be submitted for security clearances for anyone in the Battalion who would be handling Classified Documents. What ever happened to Lt. Hornbarger ? Lt. Fred Shepard or Lt Thomas T. (Tadoshi) Murai ? Major Roger Blunt ? Wasn't your nickname 'Chopper" ..All of you LT's played a lot of Volleyball back then. I think Lt. Hornbarger played Tennis too. Lt. Fred Shepard was a PFC in Ft. Sill before going to OCS. PFC Reesberg from S-3 was in his unit back in Ft. Sill. and remembered him from the old days. Shepard still had his PFC Uniforms with him in Camp Casey. There are Some Funny Stories There ! What time should we send the jeep to get you SIR ? You had to be there to appreciate the humor in all of that !! GOOd Times, lots of laughs too ! I ran into our 13th Engr. Battalion Sgt/Major Lacey Hendricks back in Ft. Leonard in early 1966. He was a Great Guy ! The HHC Company Clerk Sp4 Noe eventually showed in in FLW too. Old "Pineapple John "SSgt John Menor from our Bn. Recon section died in Ft. Bragg a couple years ago. He was like 83-84 years old ! Lt Col. Harvey C. Jones joined the 13th Engr Bn Association maybe 4 ?? years ago from South Carolina and died sometime in the last 2 years. None of us would recognize Camp Casey today. Our Battalion HQ was knocked down years ago and it is now a parking lot ! The motor pool is still there ! I finished out my tour of duty in 1967 with the 208th MP Company watching Prisoners in the FLW Stockade. Thats all gone now. Today its a 4 story brick apartment building. It's nice to finally see and hear from someone from the 13th Engr Bn I remember from so many years ago Doug Duden, Sebring, Florida
I was in B company 13th engineers stationed next to the 79th. Artillery in tongue deshawn And was exposed to Agent Orange. I received a 100% disability this was 1969 to 1970
Served in battalion April ‘65 to May ‘66. Platoon leader in C company for 2 months, then ADM platoon Cmdr. For 9 months and HHC company Cmdr for 2 months before rotation back to USA. Battalion Commander was Harvey C. Jones. Would like to touch base with anyone I served with During that time. Cordially yours, Bob
Served in B Co as a heavy equipment operator in 62-63. This was my first duty station after AIT. During that time B Co moved north. I do not remember the name of the camp. I did work on the road from which you could see the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.
Miss everyone always
B company 13th engineer 66 67 help building the towers across the 38 parallel from fort beaver and hhc camp Casey 66 67
13th engineer at a company 2nd division dmz 1966 67 camp Casey and Fort beaver
Well, I felt it was time to make it "official" and sign the guest book. Actually, I am a member, but I wanted to send greetings to all - especially with the two holiday seasons coming up. Wishing all of you warm and happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! Bob Julian B Co., 1959-1960
13th engineers hq.co 1965 & 66
Grandson of T/Sgt. Olin Maxwell Koontz, 1 1 3th Engineers, WWll. Thanks to everyone for there service.
Sappers Lead The Way C company. fort Ord. 1988-1992
B CO. 13TH ENGR BN 2ND PLT 1985-1988 FT.ORD,CA. 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION
I served in B CO 13th Engr Bn 2nd plt 2nd side chort (light) 1985-1988
Thanks Raymond for checking in all is good on my end just keeping busy and staying out of trouble or at least trying.
Just wanted to check in and get roll call. Hope everyone is doing fine.
Served at Camp Kaiser, Korea A company 13th Engineer Btln from Dec 1969 - Feb 1971
I Look forward to get my computer back on line as it should after it was hacked into by some unknown person. I Must look at all these fine veterans and talk to them on this web site. I am the President of this great organization and look forward to our next reunion
I was in the 13th Engineers in 1975 to 1978. I was in I was in the 13th Engineers in Fort Ord in the years 1975 to 1978. I was there for the reactivation of the 13th and the 7th. I was in A Company, 1st platoon, 1st squad until they moved me to HHC platoon, A company to be the CO's driver. Field duty was great after that, no more sleeping in pup tents, no more C-rations. ARTEP training was fun after that.