Hi Jim, When were you with the 500th, later the 79th?
If I remember right S/Sgt Skipper was in charge of 1st Platoon, Sgt. Manness was a squad leader in 2nd Platoon. Petrocelli sounds familiar but just can't place the face. I've forgotten most of the names, not surprisingly since its been almost 40 years.
I was there from April 69 to March 27th 1970. was in 1st sguad most of year. Skipper was squad leader most of the time. Manness was asst. squad leader until the joining of 100 and 500 to form 79 Engr. Provisional Bridge. I stay in Skipper's squad until I derosed. Darrel died in August 1998 in Ashville NC. I visited his home town a couple of years ago and visited his grave there. firstname.lastname@example.org is my email. Petrocelli was from Philly and a jeep driver, awarded a Arcom w/ V device for ambush in Nov 1969 action( Sgt Cook and Sgt Grant awarded Bronze Star w/ Vdevice same action. Sgt Larest sutton was killed and Lt Rene Taylor was wounder along w/ jeep drive from second platton whose name I can not remember). Paul Chilton was jeep driver for CO in our squad also. Love to hear from guys of that era. Jim Schmidt Sp 4 aka "OCS'