Introduction Larry Hoyle, another 2nd Platoon original member, who was also drafted on May 17, 1966 and joined the 9th Infantry Division as it was reactivated for combat in the Mekong Delta. I grew up with Larry and his twin brother Berry in the Antelope Valley of Southern California. While growing up, we did a lot of really stupid things and were fortunate to have survived adolescence. Berry ended up in Germany while Larry and I went to the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. There were about nine of us drafted from our area at that time and most of us ended up with the 9th - all of us became very good friends as some of us previously knew each other.
On one terrible day, June 19, 1967, three of the nine lost their lives in
We discovered that surviving adolescence was trivial compared to the Mekong Delta. Larry and I have stayed in touch throughout all these years, but recently when we were talking about this Web Site and the Charlie Company Reunion, he inquired about his good friend from the 2nd Platoon, Mike Cramer. Larry believed that Mike had been killed over there. It was my great pleasure to correct his mis-perception and to help place them in contact with