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Name: danny velupillai
Email: dineshv at idx dot com dot au
Hometown: melbourne, australia
Date: November 15, 2003 - 07:53 PM (pacific)
When I was a kid the first Vietnam War movie I watched was "green Berets" with John Wayne.Ever since then I have read and watched any material i can get on the Vietnam War, I studied it in school as well.I cant fully explain the fascination, its not a macabre one admiring the death or destruction, its more the futility of that war, the disgusting way vets were treated after they got home, and if the films are to be believed the amazing comaradarie that was felt on the field of battle.
I salute the commitment and bravery, even if it was simply obeying orders, of everyman who faught, died and returned from Vietnam, both American and Australian where I live now.


Name: JOHN DANIEL ZERBE
Email: 61dzerbe at inetacon dot com
Hometown: TUCSON, AZ
Date: November 15, 2003 - 04:09 PM (pacific)
1966 WAS ASSIGNED AMPHIP SQDRN 7 OUT OF DAGO. ARRIVED DANANG W/ELEMENTS OF 3RD MARINES ABOARD USS BEXAR APA237 .SUPPORTED NSA ACTIVITIES INCLUDING VOLUNTARY TIME BUILDING HOSPITAL. DUTY INVOLVED MIKE BOATS, LCPL,LCVP AND VARIOUS LANDING CRAFT. LEFT IN FALL OF 67 TO THE "WORLD".CHINA BEACH WAS ONLY A SPIT OF SAND...........


Name: Gus "The Saint" Schilling
Email: saint at snip dot net
Hometown: , New Jersey
Date: November 14, 2003 - 03:54 PM (pacific)
God bless our military, our brave & our fallen!

We show our support for the "Run to the Wall" in Washington, DC and the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" to the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Saint
President
Nameless few


Name: Frank J. Monestero
Email: monk- at charter dot net
Hometown: , Wisconsion
Date: November 14, 2003 - 05:10 AM (pacific)
39th Signal Battlaion Vun Tau 1967-69


Name: Gerry M Fitzpatrick
Email: captain_lighthouse at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: November 13, 2003 - 08:18 PM (pacific)
Chuck thank you for all your great work in Vietnam, we need more people like yourself and your dedicated staff to assist those who have been forgotten by war ! God Bless you all


Name: Gerald L. Dutton
Email: egdutton at mcsi dot net
Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon
Date: November 13, 2003 - 08:14 PM (pacific)
My first tour was at Danang, with MP co, then returned 1969 to 1970 with 3rd Mar Div MP co.


Name: Sherry Garner
Email: ilveyawne at cs dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 13, 2003 - 06:25 PM (pacific)
I am a student working on a research paper and have found the site to be a valuable resource. Thanks and my heart goes out to all men and women who are in the armed services or who have been.


Name: Francisco C Elizalde
Email: felizalde at msn dot com
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Date: November 13, 2003 - 02:42 PM (pacific)
In Viet Nam from August, 1966 to September, 1967.
Base Camp in Pleiku. Graves Registration Section
I was asigned to the 1st calvary in Bong Son for 7 months. and then to the 82nd infantry in Camp Oasis (North of Pleiku) My nickname there was speddy.


Name: Daniel Istvan
Email: dfistvan at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Co
Date: November 13, 2003 - 11:49 AM (pacific)
I served in Vietnam at Bien Hoa Air Base from May 1966 to May 1967 in th 3rd SPS


Name: Jesus Vicente Godinez
Email: Godinezj at mta dot net
Hometown: Pomona, CA
Date: November 13, 2003 - 11:19 AM (pacific)
Thanks for educating our younger folks that don't have any memories beyond VH1 and In-Sych, let alone contributions to world democracy.

Semper Fidelis


Name: william charles Baxendale
Email: bully0311 at aol dot com
Hometown: Pennsauken, NJ.
Date: November 11, 2003 - 08:04 PM (pacific)
SERVED WITH A 1/7 1ST MAR DIV. --JAN-MAY 1970, CUPP-6. LZ ROSS AND LZ BALDY. WAS IN CAG UNIT, UP ROUTE I FROM BALDY. I WAS A RIFLEMAN.


Name: Duane Goheen
Email: mesco at earthlink dot net
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Date: November 11, 2003 - 12:19 PM (pacific)
I want to Thank you for your service. The world owes you all so much.

President Bush gave a speech to the National Endowment for Democracy on November 6 and it is probably one of his best speeches.

In early 1970 there were about 40 democracies. Some countries like Uganda lost it briefly when Idi Amin staged a coup, but it has been reestablished.

As the 20th century ended there are around 120 democracies. Bush states in his speech "It is no accident that the rise of so many democracies took place in a time when the world's most influential nation was itself a democracy. The United States made military and moral commitments in Europe and Asia which protected free nations form aggression and created the conditions in which new democracies could flourish."

The soldiers of Vietnam, join the Korean War Vets, World War I Vets, World War II Vets, the War of 1812 Vets, the Desert Storm/Gulf War Vets, the Iraqi independence War Vets, the Kosovo War Vets, the Civil War Vets and finally the Revolutionary War Vets all to further freedom. They are all in the same fraternity of men who have provided freedom to the U. S. and the World. Vietnam was just one battle of the freedoms struggle.

"It is the United States that provided security for whole nations"

"Some skeptics of democracy assert that the traditions of Islam are inhospitable to representative government. It should be clear to all that Islam, the faith of one fifth of humanity is consistent with democratic rule. Democratic progress is found in many predominantly Muslim countries: in Turkey, Indonesia, Senegal, Albania, Niger, Sierra Leone. Muslim men and women are good citizens of India and South Africa." Iraq will become free.

God Bless

Regards
Duane Goheen





Name: Walter r Griffin
Email: wmgriff at gte dot net
Hometown: Lafayette, In
Date: November 11, 2003 - 11:29 AM (pacific)
I want to say thanks to all Veteran's and a belated Happy Birthday to all Marines.
Please send a Donation to VWAM for all those who can't celebrate both the 58,000 Americans and over 200,000 ARVAN"S. VWAM works miracles in Nam. I saw it first hand in 2001.

Semper Fi,

Walt Griffin 2/26th Marines and 7th Marines 69-70


Name: Craig J Kacsmar
Email: ckacsmar at aol dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 11, 2003 - 09:40 AM (pacific)
My father served in the war and I was wondering if anyone knew him or served with him. His name was John Kacsmar from New Jersey. If anyone has anyinformation on him (or photos) please contact me at ckacsmar @aol.com... My father is still alive, but he has not contacted me in the last 5-7 years. Thanks for the help and God Bless you all!!!!!


Name: Nikol Hernandez
Email: nikolhernandez21 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Santo Domingo, dominican republic
Date: November 11, 2003 - 08:00 AM (pacific)
Im doing a proyect of the Vietnam War Years, so I need a summary and also a conclusion to my proyect. I would appreciate who ever can help me in that


Name: norman francis sponcey
Email: sgtmaj at theriver dot com
Hometown: Sierra Vista, AZ
Date: November 10, 2003 - 11:16 PM (pacific)
Served 3 tours in VNam...64-65 67-68 7l-72
Was on Hill 37 1stsgt D Co 7thEngr...we re-built the school house just south of the hill...also helped SBees, rebuild "Liberty bridge"...Retired as SgtMaj..1972...
would be interested in your Medical project in "Dai Loc" can't count the times I walked through this village with a sweep team early mornings...THANKS AND SEMPER FI...


Name: Charlie Lindsey Gillum
Email: drgillum at kansas dot net
Hometown: Mnahattan, Kansas
Date: November 10, 2003 - 12:07 PM (pacific)
I just got in on the tail end of V N in the early 70s (USN - US Morton DD-948). By far one of the best things that ever happened to me. When I first joined the Navy after high school, my father (an old WW2 Navy Vet) told me, ?You will loathe the decision and wish you were not in the Navy. But, years later you will be dam glad you did it.? He pretty much hit the nail on the head. Have used my experience with Nam, the Navy, and the times, to provide me fuel when needed though out my life and medical career. Charlie


Name: Prince kaeokulani wills
Email: kaleo81us at yahoo dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 09, 2003 - 06:31 PM (pacific)
E Co. Ranger 75th Inf. lrp.
Long ahn, Myto


Name: ALEXANDER ALAN HILL
Email: ASHILL at KTC dot COM
Hometown: KERRVILLE, TEXAS
Date: November 08, 2003 - 10:40 PM (pacific)
BATTERY "B" 6/27 FA FEB 67-FEB 68 13B20
45TH AIR AMB CO, 516TH AND 518TH MED DET
JAN 70-JULY72 91B30 91E40


Name: John (Jack) Charles O'Donnell
Email: jackodo at aol dot com
Hometown: Merrimack, NH
Date: November 08, 2003 - 08:34 PM (pacific)
US Navy 6/61 - 2/65. US Taconic AGC17


Name: Darren Henderson
Email: darhndrsn at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , Arkansas
Date: November 07, 2003 - 10:03 AM (pacific)
I was just looking for some history when I found this site , and I am glad to hear that someone is helping the people in Vietnam ,I have always been a supporter of the war and have great respect for those who fought in it and gave thier live for it , I have recently come back from Vietnam and would tell people that have not been there to go it is a great place the people will treat you like family , I also found that a lot of thier soldiers suffer from the some of the same things ours do , they are a proud people with a great history to and when you see some of the things they used in the war such as traps you will think what kind of people are these to make such painful things but you will have to say that was then this is now it is much different ow . So to all of our guys in service then and now good work and I do not always say things right so I hope that I have not offended anyone.


Name: Lee R. Chasse
Email: chasselhm at hotmail dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 07, 2003 - 08:24 AM (pacific)
Arrived RVN in Oct 1964. Saigon, Moc Hoa, Can Tho, Bac Lieu, My Tho, Dong Tam base. Left in Aug 1968. Returned May 1969 and stayed until Feb 1972. Wounded in Bac Lieu June of 1965. RVN was my adventure in life. Would like to return some time for visit in areas south of HCMC ( Saigon ) in the true Delta. God Bless all who served in the RVN.


Name: Danny Eugene Reynolds
Email: dastardlydan at aol dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 05, 2003 - 11:19 PM (pacific)
Was looking for anybody who was at khe sahn 6/69
Marine Corps 2-1


Name: James "Jon" Carlson
Email: csincorp at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Yucaipa, CA
Date: November 05, 2003 - 08:42 PM (pacific)
Served in RVN Dec 1968 to Dec 1969 in Phu Bai and Chu Lai. 44th Med Brigade, 616th Med Co (Clr) & 27th Surg Hosp. I'm proud to have served with all of you and as far as I'm concerned we won the War!!!!.


Name: Jasmine Maria Nieves
Email: witchhazel20 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: San Diego, Ca
Date: November 05, 2003 - 07:25 PM (pacific)
I am a Marine who for some time has been very interested on the Vietnam War. I am very proud to be filling the shoes where my fellow Marines once had been. I too am now a war veteran, I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom!!
I would love to hear more about the experiences if any one is interested in sharing them with me ..

OOHRAH and SEMPER FI!!


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