----- Original Message -----From: Andrew AnsenbergerSent: Monday, October 15, 2007 2:46 PMTo: James MazzaSubject: RE: Camp Red BallHi Jim,Nice to hear from you. I've gotten a lot of stuff from many people that were at Camp Red Ball. I do rember the 38th Base PO. I remember an old sergeant that had 30 or so years in but I don't remember his name. His stomach was torn open from a shell the Tet night. He was doing well when the medics took him away. He was a black guy and was a SFC e-6. He was grandfathered in when the SFC position turned from e-6 to e-7. I'm pretty sure he was with the cargo folks and not the post office.Let me know if your address is:
James E Mazza (315) 337-5069 9211 State Route 26, Lee Center, NY 13363, (I got this off of Google)
and I will send you a cd with all the Camp Red Ball stuff. The data is too big to send over the internet over my telephone line system.
Andrew Ansenberger, 244 Orchard Dr, Wood Dale, IL 60191, Tel: 630-766-4969, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: James Mazza [mailto:Mazza3@msn.com]
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: Camp Red BallI ran across your website. I was with the original 38th Base post office We shipped from Ft riley, KS by boat in Apr 67 arriving in Vietnam in May. I was with the unit there for a couple of months until they downsized and a lot of us were sent elsewhere. I was sent first to Vung Tau and then to Soc Trang to work on postal units. In the beginning there we had a lot of practice alerts and I did pull guard duty in one of the towers. I had guard duty late one night walking behind buildings (post office bldg, orderly room). I became very ill and spent 3 days in my bunk. finally went to sick call where I was diagnosed with food poisoning. Did you know anyone with the 38th? there was a SGt Johnson who i heard was injured during an attack. I don't know if it was Tet? Do you have any other pics of Camp Red Ball?Jim MazzaLee Center, NY
I have some pics. Do you remember the all girl band they had there one time?