I am sending my condolence with my love and respect of this good and honorable man.
The 11th Cavalry Troopers about 40 + years ago and far from home in the jungles of Vietnam & Cambodia we took great care of one another so we could make it home to our mothers, fathers, wives, sisters, brothers and other loved-ones.----------------- --> Now once again we must say our goodbyes and continue to take our strides for the time will come our journey will be done and forever together with all of our loved-ones.
Chairman of Funeral Honor Guard of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia.
With great heartfelt sympathy,
Daniel D. Stroia Sr. from Scottsdale, Arizona
K Troop, 3rd Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1967 to 1968
Art Sevelius 12.22.2012 - 19:25:10
Dear Doris, family and friends,
It's always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow "Black Horse Trooper." As brothers in arms,we want you to know that the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment of Vietnam and Cambodia share your loss. We can't imagine what you're feeling right now, but we can tell you how much we care. May God bless you and help you through these difficult times.
Art Sevelius, Anniston, AL
37th Medical Company, 11 ACR,'70
from David 01.09.2013 - 15:33:44
My sincere condolences to the family of Father Montondon.
I had the great pleasure of being in his presence while serving with K Troop/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.
He was affectionately known as the "Bandito Padre".
The 3rd Squadron was known as the Bandit Squadron, thus the nickname.
His regular visits to our N.D.P. (night defensive position) was a comfort and inspiration.
He insisted on and eventually got approval to go out on a R.I.F. (recon in Force) with my platoon.
During that R.I.F. the safety of our beloved "Bandito Padre" was paramount and a bit of a distraction.
He wanted to experience what it was like to bust jungle and see what we went through.
During the Christmas truce in December 1970 Terence Cardinal Cooke, the Archbishop of New York, visited our N.D.P. and personally awarded Father Montondon the Bronze Star.
I was thrilled in 1998, at the 11th ACVVC reunion in New Orleans, when I spotted Father Montondon.
I made sure I told him what he meant to us and gave him one of the pictures from my album of Cardinal Cooke pinning the Bronze Star on the Bandito Padre
.David Goode from Brick, New Jersey
Served in K Troop, 3rd Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1970 to 1971
( HQ PLT. & 3rd PLT.)