Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Jerry JOSEPH
Email: jdjtn at comcast dot net
Hometown: Viola, WI
Date: January 15, 2014 - 08:42 PM (pacific)
SSG, US Army, stationed at Camp Alpha, 178th Repl Co, 90th Repl Bn, Sep 67 to Sep 68.
Name: Donald Laurence Swensen
Email: donswensen at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Fleming Island, Florida
Date: January 15, 2014 - 11:57 AM (pacific)
I flew an AP-2H (USN VAH-21) in support of a downed EF-100 that experienced an unknown mechanical problem, the pilot ejected, the plane made a pancake landing and was not destroyed. The plane contained top secret gear and I flew a night mission over said aircraft to keep the VC or RNV troops from capturing the pilot or to extract sensitive gear on the EF-100. I was armed with (8) 40 MM grenade launchers, two mini guns, four napalm(MK77), four 250# bombs(MK81) and two 500#bombs(MK82), (2) M-60;s and a twin 20MM tail turret. The mission was flown in late May 1969. I expended most of my available ammunition during the mission.
A few weeks later, my squadron (VAH-21) received a top secret message thanking us for flying cover while disposing of at least 28 enemy and a greater number of seriously wounded enemy soldiers plus many blood trails (I do not recall the exact numbers of KIA or WIA). The pilot was rescued and the aircraft was airlifted out for recovery.
My squadron was in the process of being disestablished and being sent back to the States. Consequently: there were no awards put in for. I would like to recover a copy of the top secret message for my own self gratification and to show my kids.
Name: Gary or Harvey Ganskow
Email: garyganskow at yahoo dot com
Date: January 12, 2014 - 11:08 PM (pacific)
At DaNang all of 1969. U.S.A.F. Flew every chance I got.
Name: jerry delaney
Email: jpdelaney2 at ptd dot net
Date: January 11, 2014 - 09:41 PM (pacific)
served jan, 70 jan71 86 maint charang valley, anyone who served on daffy mountain send a email,
Name: Richard George Windon
Email: rwindon1 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Richmond, Va
Date: January 11, 2014 - 01:20 PM (pacific)
Served with BLT 2/4 Cua Viet, Dong Ha, LZ Cates 1968. Would like to hear from Dave Young, Hotel 2/4, Gary White, H&S 2/4
Name: Charles Douglas
Email: douglasvideo202 at yahoo dot com
Date: January 09, 2014 - 09:54 PM (pacific)
577 Engineers 1968 1969
Name: james paris
Email: james dot paris36 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: sanford, florida
Date: January 09, 2014 - 05:05 AM (pacific)
4th.div.s&t bn.Aco.Was there Aug68-69/Feb-Nov70.My frist year did recon for battaiion/MACV/Discom?Also 30 days on CA team.Looking for Medic and 1 wounded soldier survied after overrun on CA team.Or if anyone might remember me.Two patrols where lost kia.My respect to all my fellow vetrans.I met some of the bravest and most honorable people in my life.God Bless All
Name: James Dillinger
Email: jamesr dot dillinger at verizon dot net
Hometown: , Texas
Date: January 08, 2014 - 08:45 PM (pacific)
US Army, 61st. Transportation Company, Dong Ha 1968-1969
Name: Daniel Dietz
Email: dan dot dietz at comcast dot net
Hometown: Arvada, Colorado
Date: January 08, 2014 - 08:43 PM (pacific)
I was in Vietnam 1970-1971, on Whiskey mountain with HHC864th Eng. Bn. I worked with the security section of HHC. Most the time on the mortar Pit looking for Sgt Quinn and Sgt Pete Pollace.
Name: SGT. RUSS CHARLES FONDER
Email: BESTBYRP at AOL dot COM
Hometown: YAKIMA, WA.
Date: January 08, 2014 - 01:29 PM (pacific)
SERVED CAMP SWAMPY BAN ME THOUT RED CLAY HIGHLAND 1969-
COMMO SARGENT COMPANY "C" 19TH COMBAT ENG. 18TH BERGADE
BEST UNIT IN NAM LOL
Name: Charles warren Burton
Email: Arkminer at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Date: January 06, 2014 - 06:36 PM (pacific)
605th Transportation (ADS)
Oct 1966 - Oct 1967
Was on flight status, Pipesmoke Control, change to Big Stoggie before I left Vietnam
we only use a Huey for recoveries, used cargo straps and a tow truck hook in the beginning. The original 605th members had been at Phu Loi for 6 months when I arrived,
Promoted tp Spec. 4, Made Sol. of the month after first arriving. What pressure! I was told that someone from the Rotorwing section had always won....
Name: George Morton
Email: bmorton64 at cableone dot net
Date: January 05, 2014 - 12:14 PM (pacific)
I was with the 173rd Airborne H&S Battery 3/319th 11/68===11/69
Name: Charles Gordon Ryburn
Email: canyonlite at aol dot com
Hometown: westminster, ca
Date: January 04, 2014 - 06:58 PM (pacific)
Hi I am actually the daughter of Charles Gordon Ryburn. I tried to find him for so long, unfortunatrly it was threw his passing I did. He is buried at Fort Custer National Cemetary in Michigan.. I sure hope to make it out there someday. I havent had any luck with finding pics of him but would love to hear stories about him if possible. He was a Gy Sgt in the Marines and did 4 tours in Vietnam and was stationed out of Los Alamitos where he met my mom. Any stories or pics would be welcomed.
proud daughter of a USMC Vietnam vet
Name: Roy Hoffman
Email: wheel1 at ptd dot net
Hometown: Pocono Lake, PA.
Date: January 04, 2014 - 03:09 PM (pacific)
Looking for anyone that served in the 88 th Transportation Co. Ltrk. while we were in Fort Eustise VA. in 63 and moved to Fort Hood Texas with the company in Nov of 63. I was a mechanic and driver until discharge July 65. I have been in touch with with about 6 others and we get together almost yearly.
Name: charles joseph Reis jr.
Email: charliereis529 at gmail dot com
Hometown: mt- ephraim, n.j.
Date: January 04, 2014 - 09:36 AM (pacific)
Was in viet-nam in 67-68 with the BIg Red one.1st bal. 2nd inf. Brovo company black scarf b 1/2 looking for anyone that was there with me.
Name: Stephen K. Monroe
Email: Skmonroe at charter dot net
Hometown: Maryville, TN
Date: January 03, 2014 - 05:29 PM (pacific)
Served. A107 5th SF group Tra Bong, 1970
Name: Jonathan P. Evans
Email: jon dot evans at ametek dot com
Hometown: Rootstown, Ohio
Date: January 02, 2014 - 02:34 PM (pacific)
Served in the 164th CAG (71-72). Looking for anyone who was there then.
Name: Robert Lostraglio
Email: chillenbob at gmail dot com
Hometown: Pinellas Park, Florida
Date: January 01, 2014 - 01:19 PM (pacific)
Served with 213th (BLACK CATS) ASHC and 205th (CHIEFS) ASHC Viet-Nam. CH47 Helicopter companies. Jan68 to May 71. Contact me by E-mail address.
ALL GAVE SOME
SOME GAVE ALL
Name: Lee John Treleven
Email: bukucat311 at charter dot net
Hometown: fond du lac , wi
Date: December 30, 2013 - 10:08 PM (pacific)
comm sec, macs 4 1969 looking for mike dexter, gyst helene, or anyone else--especially a cook that I owe an apology to.
Name: Joe Elwing
Email: JoEl8541 at gmail dot com
Date: December 30, 2013 - 08:32 AM (pacific)
Looking for Walter Richard Schroeder, Hq, 4th, 3rd Div, sniper platoon, RVN1967-1968
Name: Tom Bruno
Email: tombruno1717 at comcast dot net
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Date: December 29, 2013 - 04:34 PM (pacific)
Was in the 15th TC battalion, 1st Cav Div 1968 Red Beach, Da nang & 1969 Bear Cat.
I am very proud of my service in Army and in Nam and the men I served with.
Name: Kenneth OConnell
Email: recon777 at aol dot com
Hometown: plymouth , mass
Date: December 29, 2013 - 10:36 AM (pacific)
Was there in 67-68 Echo 2/12 the place sucked an we lost some good guys
Name: Jerry Taylor
Email: jtaylor149 at woh dot rr dot com
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
Date: December 27, 2013 - 06:54 PM (pacific)
Qui- Nhon Oct 67-Oct 68,19th S&S DS. I worked in the bakery,94B20.Went to Nam with mos 11B20,basic in Alabama,AIT Fort Benning,GA.
Name: Allen Smith
Email: smith5ak at hotmail dot com
Date: December 25, 2013 - 08:56 AM (pacific)
Served at 349 dispensary cam rahn bay, 1971 as X-ray tech
Name: Edison Baker
Email: eddieb1 at juno dot com
Hometown: Haysi, Virginia
Date: December 25, 2013 - 03:14 AM (pacific)
i served in Vietnam in the 388th Transportation Unit in Vung Tau in 1970