596 Signal Company
Here, with the help of some of the Nam vets, I hope to pass on some of the experiences of the 596th at war.
Below is a map of the general area around Phu Bai where the unit was deployed. It is in the northern part of South Viet Nam.
596 soldiers who have died in the line of duty
Seth was killed one night while standing perimeter guard duty. I
don't know if they called it a KIA, though. I believe it went down
as an accidental shooting, friendly fire from another GI. I
remember talking to the guy who was "the shooter." He
said it was all very confusing out there. There were reports of
"something in the wire" and flares going off all over the
place. He said he saw someone coming across the berm and
challenged him three times but the intruder did not answer. He just kept
advancing, so the guy fired three shots and ran out. The
reactionary force came out and found Seth dead. The shooter's ammo
clip showed that he was three shells shy of a full load, but other
witnesses said they heard seven shots. Nobody knows where those shots
came from. There was an inquiry and the shooter returned to duty
and finished out his tour, but you could tell he was rattled from the
experience. God rest his soul.
EDWARD LEWIS NIX
RANDY LEE HANSEN
GEORGE WILLIAM WINKLES JR
13 Jan 04 - If there is anyone who knew
SFC Squarrell in Viet Nam please contact me
His granddaughter would like more information about him.
LUVENE SQUARRELL SFC
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