Name: David James Holland
Email: MstngHolDavidJ at AOL dot com
Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Date: April 03, 2006 - 09:24 AM (pacific)
A scene from the past (Phu Loi, RVN Field Ofc, 8th MP Gp (CID) l971. Was dispatched to an unnamed fire base, unnamed location other than North, to investigate a shooting where death occurred. Left Phu Loi base by 334 Assault Helicopter who took the three of us to firebases that were hot. This AM I took the milk run as the pilots called it. We left prior to daylight and it just broke light when I jumped from the bird as it was not safe to touch down. I had my cams on, .38 in my shoulder holster and my tag along bag over my shoulder to keep my hands free. I ran thru the tall grass and a posted sentry at the firebase yelled for me to stop and not move. I thought he was going to shoot me. We started talking from the distance between and I was sadly informed that I was in a trip wire mine field, that had not been made safe. They (base personnel) came and got me out. The sentry on duty that saved my life was known to me. I had earlier investigated him for possession at Phu Loi. In our subsequent conversation he told me he had no hard feelings about me as I was doing my duty and the possession charge awoke him to bad things that could have happened to him. I thanked him for saving my life and he smiled and said we are now even. At this time I was a career soldier with 17 years service and my unnamed hero mentioned above was 18 years young who grew up fast. Again thanks from my family and this old retiree to that young man.
Name: David James Holland
Email: MstngHolDavidJ at AOL dot com
Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Date: April 03, 2006 - 08:44 AM (pacific)
Was one of three CID Agents at Phu Loi, RVN l971.Route l3 was the road we travelled by jeep and alone wearing civs and only carrying a .38 pistol. Our AO went north to An Loc and the firebases along the way. In all those travels. I was only fired upon one time by VC. Rounds went over the top of the jeep. Put my head down, grabbed a gear and kept on going.Incoming about every night and was penetrated by VC trying to blow up choppers. The duty was good but I was glad to leave in Dec 71.The 3 of us had a small office and small sandbagged houch we lived in. Our mail came to us at Hqs, Long Binh and travelled 13 to get our mail. We hand delivered our investigative reports to Hqs also. We ate at the O club there at Phu Loi. I worked with Viet police and since I spoke french I could communicate very well with the older ones. I was still glad to catch the freedom bird.
Name: Joseph E Farias
Email: keokekoa at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Hilo, Hi
Date: April 02, 2006 - 01:13 PM (pacific)
Served in An Khe for 13 months July 1968 to August 1968- have port orders from Vietnam who served there please e-mail back Welcome Home
Name: Donald G. Washington
Email: ducknpat at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Pontotoc, Mississippi
Date: April 02, 2006 - 11:02 AM (pacific)
Serve in Vinh-Long,VietNam 67/68 175th Ava Co.28th Signal Det
Name: Elmer Brenneman D. Brenneman
Email: EBRenn355 at aol dot com
Hometown: Kalona, Iowa
Date: April 02, 2006 - 06:42 AM (pacific)
I served in vietnam Jan 66 to March 67 E-battery 2nd Battalion 11th marines. came over as regimental landing team on Uss Bexar (Bear)landed Chulai then hill 69,hill 35, AnHoa,Phuloc 6
Name: pat (pj) j callahan
Email: leprikhan2005 at aol dot com
Hometown: gettysburg, pa
Date: April 01, 2006 - 09:43 PM (pacific)
wanted to say semper fi spent my time in nam with mag16 marble mountain dec65 to jan 66 returned to the world at p.i. till discharge june 1967
Name: Jerome Linden Wahe
Email: wayout8 at msn dot com
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: April 01, 2006 - 08:09 PM (pacific)
I am updating my E-mail address
served in Viet Nam 1966-68
Medic C co 196thLIB
Have 200 plus pictures of Tay Ninh, Chu Lai
Sent them to 196th Archives
Name: John Thomas Kraker
Email: ripley651 at hotmail dot com
Date: April 01, 2006 - 05:12 PM (pacific)
USAF 1961 thru 1969 , SAC
Name: Daniel Houston Dunlap
Email: dhdunlap at tns dot net
Hometown: San Diego, Ca
Date: April 01, 2006 - 01:06 PM (pacific)
Was rtty oper Co A, 459th Sig Bn at Camp McDermott from Apr 68 thru Mar 69.
Name: Dr.EZE ADANNE JONEB
Email: eze at aol dot com
Date: April 01, 2006 - 12:47 PM (pacific)
A very nice site keep it up.
Name: Robert Yeo
Email: plumbob39 at hotmail dot com
Date: April 01, 2006 - 09:37 AM (pacific)
In country 71/72 2/? " BALLS OF THE EAGLE" 101arty,502 and 327 "no slack" later g troop 2/11acr
Name: steven r smith
Email: rysmith at socket dot com
Hometown: stover, Missouri
Date: March 31, 2006 - 09:55 PM (pacific)
Was in Vietnam 1968 thru 1970,was infused into a
artillery battalion (National Guard Unit) from Kentucky, they had a bad time over there. Have
diabetes real bad and memory is very bad, cannot
remember the National Guard unit. Can anyone
Name: john eagle
Email: johneaglesr at yahoo dot com
Hometown: albany, OR
Date: March 31, 2006 - 09:30 PM (pacific)
was in man 68/75
us navy mos wae 8404 welcom home BRO
Name: Lisa Ann Harvey Bomgardner
Email: lahbommie at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Date: March 31, 2006 - 09:17 PM (pacific)
I am looking for any information that I can get regarding my Daddy's duty station. He was wounded at FB Rokason (am thinking the paperwork has it spelt wrong but perhaps not) RVN, Feb 16, 1971. He was part of the 101 ABN / 2BC. I believe with the 506 the paperwork that I have is pretty yellowed and the type is not real clear. I lost my Daddy when I was 5, so I have many questions I have been searching a long time for. Where abouts is this Firebase located? Did anyone out there serve with him, that may recall him? Or specifically the land mine going off, or anything, if they were in his platoon? ANYTHING!
God bless to all! I would be gracious for any input or directions. I have gotten all I can from the govt. paperwork.
Name: Jimmy D. Pace
Email: jimmydpace at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Pelahatchie, Ms.
Date: March 31, 2006 - 08:37 PM (pacific)
Served with B Troop 1/1 Cav.
Served with Co B. 123 Avn. Bn
Name: John Piraino
Email: Photoweber at yahoo dot com
Date: March 31, 2006 - 05:18 PM (pacific)
Served with Delta Co. 1/22Inf. 4th Inf Div. 67-68
Welcome Home Brothers...
Name: PFC Arthur Jackson Jr. USMC Ret.
Email: LoneGrunt at aol dot com
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Date: March 31, 2006 - 03:01 PM (pacific)
Served with "1stBn/1st Marines/1st MarDiv, C/1/1, 1st Plt/1stSqd, July, '66, Operation Hastings Survivor...
1st Marine Division Association
Southern Arizona Chapter
Name: VERNON DWAYNE WILLIAMS
Email: WLWILL199832225 at PEOPLEPC dot COM
Hometown: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Date: March 31, 2006 - 01:28 PM (pacific)
I WAS IN VEITNAM IN 1967 AND 1968 ON THE USS MCCAFFERY AS A GUNNERSMATE ON THE DMZ WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES SEND ME AN E-MAIL.
Name: Jim C Thompson
Email: jc3bs at charter dot net
Hometown: , W.Va.
Date: March 31, 2006 - 11:49 AM (pacific)
I WAS WITH MORTAR BATTERY WHISKEY 1/11 AT HILL 10, HILL 270, CHARLIE RIDGE ALSO WITH 3RD 175 GUN BATTERY AT ANHOA AND HILL 34 ALSO WITH LIMA 4/11 AT NAC
Name: Patrick O'Donald
Email: podonald at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Archer, Fl
Date: March 30, 2006 - 09:44 PM (pacific)
Served with Alpha Co., 3rd Bn/7th Inf, 199th LIB, 4/69-4/70. grunt.
Name: Dave Paulson
Email: snflour at comcast dot net
Hometown: MILWAUKIE, OR
Date: March 30, 2006 - 09:23 PM (pacific)
MACV-TEAM 73, IV CORPS, 69/70, STAFF SGT. INTELL.
Name: bill alkire
Email: balkire at cox dot net
Hometown: oceanside, california
Date: March 30, 2006 - 08:59 PM (pacific)
3rd Motors, 3rd MarDiv, Quang Tri, RVN '68-'69...What an incredible experience. 3 rd Med Battalion and 3 rd Engineers were near us, as was the 3rd Marines. Many Convoys to QueSon, Hue, was there when Charlie hit the amo dump in Dong Ha. Would love to hear from some of my hero buddies...We were the best damn it, just like our troops today....Semper Fi..
Name: Tony Morris
Email: htmorris at gmail dot com
Hometown: Schererville,, Indiana
Date: March 30, 2006 - 05:51 PM (pacific)
I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base 69-70 with the 12th & 483rd SPS. I just got off duty when the P.O.L area blew up (240,000 gal. JP-4 jet fuel) from a NVA sapper attack. I have been back twice (1999-2000) and traveled from Hanoi to the the Mekong Delta. Am very active with our group,USAF Vietnam Security Police assn. (VSPA) and local VVA groups. To all my VN brothers out there...Welcome Home! Great site, keep it rolling, this is living history.
Name: paul w byrd
Email: bostons3mmp at aol dot com
Hometown: hickory, nc
Date: March 30, 2006 - 05:21 PM (pacific)
I spent three days as an enlisted man in the US Air Force attached to the ROK Capital "Tiger" Division in April 1972 calling in close air support with F4-C fighters carrying hard bombs and later, napalm. I was in my second tour in Nam, and scheduled to go back in July 1972 and be discharged. I watched the ROKs and the NVA slug it out for that period
Name: Gregory L Faith
Email: trekgreg at comcast dot net
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Date: March 30, 2006 - 03:14 PM (pacific)
My brother, Dennis Michael Faith, served three tours in Nam with the 1st Marine Division, He was Honorably discharged in 1973. He was killed in an auto accident in 1984.
I served in the US Navy from 75 - 82
In his memory, I wanted to thank all of his brother Marines who made it back from the conflict and survived to this day. Semper Fi!
I miss my brother.