from Honor Guard Daniel
12.20.2012 - 13:57:39

Dear Doris and family,

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

from Joe
12.20.2012 - 16:25:07

Doris- you can't imagine how sorry I am to read this news.

We sold our house yesterday and have been going crazy for 2 months getting ready.

We're living in a hotel (Yo's mother lives with us) and I've been trying to get a phone number to call you but no one seemed to have a number.

Yo retires on January 4th and then we'll drive to Florida. I've been e-mailing him but no response.

Now I understand why.

I have Mass cards but they're all packed in storage.

We only have our cell phones. If you don't mind Yo and I would like to drive over to visit as soon as we're settled into the house.

I sent a note to Mike Cricco and Wayne Goad.
At the reunion he said, he would try to drive over to visit us,

We'll be living in this hotel until January 5th when Yo retires.

All our prayers are with you and your family.

May God bless that size 6 Combat Boot and give him light duty up in Heavan.

My cell #- 201-618-2478.

Joseph "Joe" Gehring from Nutly, New Jersey
Served in I Troop, 3rd Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
Served in Vietnam & Cambodia from 1967 to 1968
(Retired as a Captain Policeman)

from Joseph "Joe" Gehring again
12.20.2012 - 17:54:21

I was 19 when I met Charlie.

He came into our platoon as a 2nd Lt. and wanted to win the War with just the 1st platoon of "I" Troop.

All the "old" timers were going home so all the "newbies" were taking over.

Charlie found that I was the best map reader that he had so I was made "lead scout".

We did have our difference of opinions whenever he would jump up and say "First Platoon"can do that job.

I liked sharing the wealth with the other guys but not Charlie.

After going to a few reunions I thought I would never see him again not knowing if he was dead or alive.

Years ago his name was posted to attend and I looked for him to arrive.

When he entered the room I knew it was him (not many G.I,'s wear a size 6 boot).

I cried while hugging him.

Doris- we'll all miss him.

We'll say a prayer for him.

Former SSG Bailey Kansas, SGT Cirilo , & SP/4 Norton, Mn.
12.22.2012 - 16:32:41

Sometimes words are not enough to express heartfelt condolences. Nevertheless, it is all God gives us. Doris, we pray for you and his Grandchildren. It is hard to say Merry Christmas. Lt. Locklin; We Salute You

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