2nd Platoon, C Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Page 1,2,3,4 Charlie Company’s Party – Fort Riley, Kansas – Nov. 1966. Rollie Gangler (wasn’t he in American Graffiti?) & Stan Cockerell at right. There’s Mike Cramer lovin’ a day off from training. Gene Harvey from Southern California. Sgt. Smith – Charlie Co.’s Mess Sergeant. Bob Jindra stands behind him. Bob gave the ultimate sacrifice June 19, 1967. October 1966 – 2nd Platoon on maneuvers near the old farm house at Fort Riley. Mario Lopez back left and Willie McTear to his right. Mike Cramer & Butch Eakins & their 90’s. Mario Lopez, Don Jackson & Willie McTear behind them. 2nd Platoon troopers on maneuvers – Don Jackson at right. Sergeant Buford Hoover facing camera. 2nd Platoon troopers cleaning weapons after a training assault exercise. There’s Larry Hoyle at left – October 1966. Mike Cramer carryin’ his 90MM recoilless rifle during training at Fort Riley. Helicopter training at Fort Riley – Nov. 1966 Mike aboard the USS General John Pope (Sloop John B) headed to Viet Nam. January 27, 1967. Southern California Baptists aboard the USS General John PopeL to R: Chaplain John Dolaghan – USN (West Hollywood), James Adams (Panarama City), Pfc Richie (Van Nuys), Mike Cramer (Panarama City), Pfc Hicks (Valley Park), Chaplain Johnson – USA. Okinawa – January 1967 – our troop ship docked here for five hours to resupply. 4th/47th Battalion troopers preparing to disembark the USS Pope at Vung Tau. Wilson Burleson & Frank Modde nervously smoking. Our big day finally arrived as we head to shore at Vung Tau, South Viet Nam -January 31, 1967. Charlie Company troopers donflak jackets and load up for thewild ride to Camp Bearcat. Thedeuce and a half drivers went40 mph bumper to bumper. 2nd Day in Viet NamMike Cramer & Butch Eakins.