Name: Kate Fischer
Email: katherine dot fischer at clarke dot edu
Date: March 23, 2006 - 07:51 PM (pacific)
I was an ardent patriot, of the "love it or leave it" kind, in the 60's until my brother came home from Vietnam with stories and friends--less lucky--returned in body bags. So then I held candles in the park at peace vigils and sang peace songs. I was not against our troops, but for them, for bringing them home alive. And when they returned, I celebrated. I still do. I am ever glad for the return of all of you who survived and who continue to make America a better place in which to live through your involvement and efforts with your families, employment, and through efforts like Vets With A Mission.
During the first Persian Gulf War, our local Vietnam Vets association kicked up a notch a project I'd initiated to send boxes of supplies and letters to troops. Too, it involved a call-in radio show where people could relate messages to loved ones serving in the Gulf. There we were, hippies, soldiers, and some who didn't care one way or another about Vietnam (but whose children were now in the Gulf), standing side by side packing up boxes of lip balm, tapes of the radio call-in program, sun screen, deodorant, paperbacks, letters from school children, and more.
As a college prof, I've taught units on the literature of war (including Tim O'Brien's stories and numerous websites of poetry by Vets), but I found your website tonight in my research for a novel I'm writing in which the heroine's dad served in Vietnam and ended his tour of duty shortly after the Tet Offensive. It provides me with an objective history of American involvement in Indochina and a wealth of voices about that experience from those who knew it firsthand. I thank you. More, I hope all of you Vietnam Vets know how very glad America is for your safe return.
Name: Doug McKeown
Email: jdmckeown2003 at yahoo dot ca
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Date: March 23, 2006 - 05:50 AM (pacific)
Looking for anyone (Marines) who spent time in Vietnam with Peter Frank Kristoff of Massachusetts. He died there in early August, 1969.
Name: Joe Blythe
Email: joeblythe at comcast dot net
Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
Date: March 23, 2006 - 05:10 AM (pacific)
I served with the 2nd Trans Company, 27th Trans Batt. located in Qui Nhon from May 1966 to May 1967. We delivered supplies throughout the Central highlands serving the 1st Cav and the 4th Infantry Divisions.
Name: Yen Kim Hoang
Email: tootsieb46 at aol dot com
Hometown: Waco, Tx.
Date: March 22, 2006 - 07:26 PM (pacific)
Searching for my father (surname LEWIS) who was in U.S. Army, Supv. of Food Services, in charge of Mess Hall, planning menus, ordering food at Cam Ranh 1970-71. He was 27 then, average height/weight, thinning hair. He departed Cam Ranh August 1971. I was born 7 mos. later, March 1972.
I do not know his first name or his Unit #. If anyone can help me, PLEASE email me at with anything you feel might lead me to my birth father, LEWIS.
Name: bill e synesael
Email: swiz54 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: fairport, n y
Date: March 22, 2006 - 06:50 PM (pacific)
i was in viet nam 1967-1968.as a cmbat engineer
god bless all that served and gave their life.we all
grew up quickly and viewed life different when we
went home.i can look back now and see what we all sacrificed for what was then. peace!
Name: JAMES GERALD KAZIK
Email: RUHBARB7270 at YAHOO dot COM
Hometown: TWO RIVERS, WISCONSIN
Date: March 22, 2006 - 12:05 PM (pacific)
I WAS THERE FROM 1967TO 1968 I WAS A GUNNER ON SUPPLY RUNS MY UNIT WAS H&HS-1 MWHG-1 1stMAW THERE WAS NO PLACE SAFE IN TET OF 1968.
Name: Mervyn Lee Terrell
Email: merv46 at shawneelink dot net
Hometown: New Haven, Illinois
Date: March 22, 2006 - 11:05 AM (pacific)
Served aboard the USS EATON DD510 in Yankee Station off the coast of VietNam. Was a radio operator and communicated with other radio operators in country and our ship was one of many that give gun support to try and do our part to help our troups. Remembering the memory of my friend and fellow sailor, Doug Mack.
Name: AN HIEN TRAN
Email: TRANAH at SLU dot EDU
Hometown: SAINT LOUIS, MO
Date: March 21, 2006 - 10:12 PM (pacific)
AS THE NAME IMPLIED, I AM VIETNAMESE. I'VE BEEN IN AMERICAN SINCE 1998. I AM CURRENTLY STUDENT AT SAINT LUOIS UNIVERSITY IN MISSOURI, I GRADUATED IN MAY 17TH ,06 WITH THE DEGREE IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST AND BIOLOGY. I AM WORKING TOWARD PHYSICIAN ASSISTANCE MASTER DEGREE . I ANTICIPATE TO GRADUATE IN 2008. HOWEVER , WITH MY UNDERGRADS AS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST AND BIOLOGY, I WOULD LOVE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE JUNE TRIP THIS YEAR.
MY HOME TOWN IS DANANG . IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF DANANG PEOPLE AND THEIR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS LONG LIFE GOAL . I WILL BE IN DANANG IN JUNE TWO MONTHS FOR MY HONEY MOON AND VERY HIOPE TO CONTRIBUTE MY HELP AT THE SAME TIME. I AM SO HAPPY TO FIND YOU WEBSITE TONIGHT. I RESEARCED ON LINE TONIGHT FOR MY GRAND GROUNDS SENIOR PRESENTATION ABOUT MY CLINICAL WORK LATELY WITH FEW DOCTORS IN UNDERSERVED AREA IN SAINT LOUIS AND TIED IN WITH MY LONG LIFE GOAL. I THOUGHT I FOUND SOME WONDERFUL IMAGES AND INFORMATION ABOUT DANANG TO SHOW MY FELLOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM COME FORM AND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I AM GLAD I FOUND YOUR WEB SITES. WILL CONTACT SOON. AN
TRAN. I SALUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO MY HOMETOWN. I SHOULD MENTIONDED THAT I WORKED AS A MEDICAL INTERPRETER FOR VIETNAMESE PATIENT AT HOSPITAL FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. I COULD HELP INTEPRETINEG. AN
Name: Billy Dean Flippo
Email: billyflippo at aol dot com
Hometown: Moline, Illinois
Date: March 21, 2006 - 09:03 PM (pacific)
Served with C Det. HHC 27th Maint. Bn. 1st Cav.from sept,1968 to july 1969. was at Camp Evans and Hue. Moved south in Jan. or Feb. 1969 and spent the rest of my tour at Phouc Vinh. Would love to hear from anyone I served with, or knew me.
Name: Charles (Charlie) Wayne Bowen
Email: cwbowen at aglresources dot com
Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga
Date: March 21, 2006 - 09:18 AM (pacific)
I was at Cha Lai from Mar.69 to Mar.70 with the 15th Aerial Port Sq. Just looking for old buddies.
Name: Timothy Aron Alessi
Email: Timothyalessi dot webtv dot net
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Date: March 20, 2006 - 11:01 AM (pacific)
Vietnam Usmc 68/69 Golf 2/3 would like to hear from anyone who was in my unit. Could not have served with a better goup of brothers..Had two great leaders, Capt. Hargrove and redhead Lt. from Texas..May God Bless all of you. Anyone can call me 501 565 6833
Name: Bud Isbell
Email: budisbell at gwe dot net
Hometown: Montrose, Co
Date: March 20, 2006 - 09:24 AM (pacific)
Served in Viet Nam with "kilo btry 4-13" 155mm sp 1967. Had base camp near Dong Ha, fired from Gio Lihn, Cam Lo, Con Thien, C-2. Was 2531 (radio) but spent alot of time humpin 155 rounds. I still hear incomming in my sleep, will it ever stop?
Name: stephen rivera
Hometown: clute, texas
Date: March 19, 2006 - 05:56 PM (pacific)
left ft. sills in 67 and arrived in guy nhon stayed for about 1 mon. and was sent to camp holloway stayed there for awhile and was shipped out again this time i finished my tour in phu loi i was wit the 612th tran det anyone remembers me
Name: lARRY w COOPER
Email: COOPERLW at CENTURYTEL dot NET
Hometown: CLARENCE, MO
Date: March 19, 2006 - 02:00 PM (pacific)
I WAS A SP5 SERVED IN QUI NHON 3/66 TO3/67 WITH THE QUI NHON SUPPORT COMMAND AS A TRUCK DRIVER,HAULING FROM THE DOCKS AND THE AIRPORT TO THE SUPPLY DEPOT AND TO THE AMMO DUMP. LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH ME.
Name: Randy Wayne Stratton
Email: randy dot stratton at us dot army dot mil
Hometown: Prineville, OR.
Date: March 19, 2006 - 01:52 PM (pacific)
served with C Troop 16 Cav. 1972-1973 Cobra crewchief. served with 1- 82 Cav G Troop Iraq Feedom III 2004-2005
Name: earl donald williams
Email: midnight_man52 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: moultrie, ga
Date: March 19, 2006 - 08:57 AM (pacific)
great sit served with 62 egr,984,land clearing,land barrons 69-70
Name: paul james chappus
Hometown: peck, michigan
Date: March 19, 2006 - 05:55 AM (pacific)
would like to hear from anyone who served with 79th maint ccs at long bien 69 70
Name: Bob G STAFFORD
Email: RGS1973 at GMAIL dot COM
Hometown: LAFAYETTE, INDIANA
Date: March 18, 2006 - 04:27 PM (pacific)
I WAS AT CON THIEN TWICE DURING MY TOUR OCT 68 NOV 69 WITH ABTRY 1BT 12 MARINES 3MR DIV
Name: David Cross
Email: cross0205 at msn dot com
Hometown: Bosque Farms, NM
Date: March 18, 2006 - 02:27 PM (pacific)
I was in I Corp in 68/69 in Mo Duc District as the Phuong Huang/PRU Advisor. I would like to hear from any other vets. I worked with the Americal Division LRRPs and CPT Walkers company in particular. Peace Dave
Name: gary m lutz
Email: glutz2 at wi dot rr dot com
Hometown: West allis, Wisconsin
Date: March 18, 2006 - 02:25 PM (pacific)
I served with 444th Trans Company Quy Nhon 66-67looking to make other contacts with my old buddies.
Its been a long time, hope to hear from you guys.
Name: francisco muro
Email: gruntman71 at frontiernet dot net
Hometown: kingman, arizona
Date: March 17, 2006 - 11:51 PM (pacific)
i served in chu-lia vietnam, 1970 to 1971 us army
Name: Peter Minsel
Email: peterminsel at cs dot com
Hometown: Richfield, OH
Date: March 17, 2006 - 08:34 PM (pacific)
Served in Danang. SK2 working in completions dept under SKC Cook. 1966
Name: Al B. Caisse
Email: SChiefret72 at aol dot com
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: March 17, 2006 - 05:17 PM (pacific)
I was a Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman stationed at Preventive Medicine Unit at the Station Hospital, Danang Vietnam. I flew to many areas of I Corps (Phu Bai, Chu Lai, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Nha Trang,
Qui Nhon Quang Tri, etc.) to inspect for disease, sanitation conditions, etc. I did go as far south as Cam Ranh Bay. I did find a major Bubonic Plaque outbreak near Camp Ten Sha. I worked in vector control for a while to combat insects that case disease.
Name: Rev. DAvid V. Smith
Email: david dot v dot smith at verizon dot net
Hometown: St. Albans, VT
Date: March 17, 2006 - 03:04 PM (pacific)
I was in Viet Nam from Nov. 1966 - Nov. 1967. There was a Chaplain Assistant named HAROLD SMITH and he was from the Binghamton, NY area. Does anyone know of such a person? I would like to make contact with him. Thanks, David V. Smith
Name: David DeLamater
Email: angeladavid325 at comcast dot net
Hometown: Lynnwood, WA
Date: March 15, 2006 - 11:42 PM (pacific)
I made two crusies on the Kitty Hawk 66-67 and 67-68 with VA 144 now I am here in Lynnwood WA on ss/dis here is my no 425 776 3492 would like to get the crusie book of 67-68