Can't stop now! Keep it coming. Love it.
Here is an updated list-It's growing
 
Here are our '65 classmates who served in the U.S. military. Please let me add your name to the list if you served. Thanks,
Terry

From Jeannie Griffith Rogers: My late husband, Stewart Rogers, served in the Air Force. I am an associate life member of the 101st Airborne SO.CA Chapter as  my late father was a Silver Star recipient ( Battle of the Bulge)
We are always seeking new members and will be hosting a Baby Boomers gathering in March...Any "Band of Brothers" out there? Jeannie(Griffith)Rogers '65...

 
John Alston                Navy
Art Balderama            Army-Deceased
Patrick Bennett           Navy (Husband of Sue Wright)-Deceased 
Stan Berger                Army
Tom Boudreau            Marines
Larry Brown               Army
Ken Buys                    Army-Deceased
Mike Callis                  Army
Ray Cisneros               Air Force, Viet Nam 1967
Bill Cohen                   Army
Bob Condie                 Army-Deceased
Bernard Copping (BD) Air Force
Manuel Correa            Army
Dave Cox                   Army
Gary Crosby               Army
Dan Dill                     Army 1/70 - 2/72, Air Force 2/72 - 10/85 
Larry Evans                Navy
Jeff Freeman              Army  1968-1971
Dave Frietsch              Coast Guard
Tony Garisek               Air Force
Father Terry Gomer     Air Force
Bob Graham               Army
Joe Grossman             Air Force; 2 tours Vietnam, 3 tours in So. America, 13 months in Korea
Michael Guthery          Marines-Purple Heart (Husband of Nancy Livingston)
David Hauk                 Army ( Husband of Marilyn Krasho)
Gary Hickman             Army (Husband of Sally Setterington)
Tim Hollar                  Army
Gary Holtorf               Air Force
Dick Hosack               Air Force
Dennis Jeffrey             Army
Bo Jones                    Army
Doug Kidd                  Army-Deceased
Ron Klinker                Marines
David Klinzing             Air Force-Deceased
Chuck Lampley           Marines
Ron Lewis                  Marines
Ron Lowenberg          Marines (Husband of Kitty Hurley)
Lonnie Montgomery    Army-Deceased
Mike Murry                 Navy
Jeff Nash                    Army
Tom Newbauer           Army
Clyde Newsted           Army
Randy Norquist           Navy
Mike Oskins                Navy
Marc Patton                Army
Dave Peacor               Navy-Deceased
Glenn Plaumann         Army-Deceased (Husband of Donita Farmer)
Barney Richmond       Army Major-Deceased (Husband of Linda Gula)
Stewart Rogers          Air Force-Deceased (Husband of Jeannie Griffith)  
Jim Roach                   Marines
John Rood                 Army (Husband of Maureen Hill)
Bill Sigeske                Army
Kermit Schayltz          Army (Husband of Sandy Rhoads)
Gary Stephens           Army & Air Force
Dave Struthers           Army
Dennis Summers        Navy
Don Hobby Swain       Navy
Jack Tisor                  Navy (Husband of Texie Smith)
George Troudt           National Guard-Deceased (Husband of Nancy Moon)
Rick Weber                 Army
Tom Wedin                 Navy
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Kenneth Allen Buys

Sergeant
1ST PLT, D CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
12 September 1947 - 03 March 1968
Anaheim, California
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173 ABN BDE 503RD INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Airborne!

The database page for Kenneth Allen Buys

02 Sep 2001

Bronze Star

 

KENNETH A BUYS
SERGEANT
UNITED STATES ARMY

Died 3 March 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam
while protecting his men.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS 173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE (SEPARATE)
APO San Francisco 96250

27 March 1968

GENERAL ORDERS
NUMBER 753

AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR HEROISM

1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BUYS, KENNETH A. RA19853088 SERGEANT E5 UNITED STATES ARMY,
Company D (Provisional) 1st Battalion (Airborne) 503d Infantry
  Awarded: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device
  Date Action: 3 March 1968
  Theater: Republic of Vietnam
  Reason: For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Sergeant Buys distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 3 March 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. On this day, the 1st platoon was the lead platoon for Company D and Sergeant Buys' squad was the lead squad. Sergeant Buys was the lead man when he discovered three enemy bunkers well concealed a few meters to his front and flanks. Knowing his entire element was in the line of fire of the bunkers, he knew the only action to take was to surprise the enemy and give his men the few precious seconds needed to seek cover. With this in mind, he initiated contact with a savage one man attack, catching the enemy totally off guard and allowing his men to get out of the line of fire. With no cover for him to hide behind, he held his ground putting out a devastating volume of aggressive fire until an enemy machinegun burst mortally wounded him. Sergeant Buys' outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery were in keeping with the highest military traditions and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
  Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, and USARV Message 16695, AVA-S, 1 July 1966.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
OFFICIAL:



KEITH B WOLFF
Captain, AGC
Assistant Adjutant General
JOHN M. BYRNE
Major, AGC
Adjutant General

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From Nancy Livingston Guthery:

Our son Matthew is in the Navy – he served  twice in Iraq – on the Nimitz when the war broke out.  The second time he volunteered to serve under the Army in-country.  He also volunteered for the Katrina clean-up and was there for three months.  He is also my hero!