This week will be the fiftieth anniversary of the deaths of PFC Herbert E. Frenzell and SGT Billy C. Jones, killed in action on 21 January 1967. Much has transpired since then. I was able to obtain Herb Frenzell's film footage through his mother, and Pia and I have become close, personal friends with Billy Jones' wife and his two daughters. Our book, "CAMP FRENZELL-JONES: Home of the Redcatchers in Vietnam", which tells the story of these two brave soldiers, and how the 199th got to Vietnam, was launched in Columbus, Georgia, this past June 2016 where Pia and I met 1SG Jim Diamond, the senior NCO of Company A, and other original members of the 199th units that deployed on the USNS Sultan and the USNS Pope.
Pia and I are privileged and proud to have been able to preserve a small part of the entire history of this outstanding infantry brigade, and to honor the memory of Herb Frenzell and Billy C. Jones.
Our thanks to all members of the unit who have read the book and have gotten back to us with their kind comments and appreciation.
Pia and I continue to work on the memorialization project and because of researcher/veterans Don Smith, Les Hines, and Bill Kindred, we are learning about new locations named in honor of the fallen which we are researching for future publication.