Name: Larry S Fasel
Email: mrfasel_ok at yahoo dot com
Date: October 23, 2003 - 11:23 AM (pacific)
Was with in Company B, 2nd BN, 60th Inf, 9thDiv, in 1969, 11b/10 mos.
Name: jeremy haun
Email: haunboy at aol dot com
Hometown: columbia station, oh
Date: October 22, 2003 - 05:41 PM (pacific)
im 24 and i would of loved to go to vietnam to do my part god bless all of you
Name: Terri Shaw
Email: shawzoo at netzero dot net
Hometown: Salt Lake, Utah
Date: October 21, 2003 - 10:08 PM (pacific)
My brother, Steven Gatrell enlisted at 17 and went to Viet Nam as a rifleman (366 TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, MARINES, DaNang & Tet offensive 1966-68). I was born while he was there. He just passed away, and I'm only now finding out about his life...he never spoke about Nam, I didn't have a clue of the impact it had on him until his VA counselor spoke at his funeral this month. I learned of a close friend he had named Steven Keith Brandenberg from Galveston IN. who died there. If anyone knows anything about my brother, Steven Gatrell, or his friend Corporal Steven Keith Brandenberg please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm sorry I've been so slow to realize...for my brother and for all of you. I had no idea, and I know I still don't. He had PTSD and waited too long to get help, please learn from his mistake! I finally understand why he was hard to get close to, but its too late for us.
God bless you all. I have a whole new respect for the freedom I've always taken for granted. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Name: MELISSA RENAE JAMES
Email: jsm1993 at msn dot com
Hometown: LAWTON, OKLAHOMA
Date: October 21, 2003 - 04:41 PM (pacific)
My dad served in 1969 to1971 .I didnt know him that long before he died .His name was Jerry James .If anyone knew him please write me and let me know a little about him back then . THANK YOU MELISSA RENAE JAMES
Name: Pete E Maher
Email: maher_p at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Snellville, GA
Date: October 21, 2003 - 12:06 PM (pacific)
I served will B troop 3/4 Cav 25th inv. 9/67-9/68
Name: Ernest Spradlin
Email: ernie dot spradlin at vintagetul dot com
Hometown: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Date: October 21, 2003 - 10:30 AM (pacific)
Hello: I have heard of this organization, I'm glad that I found your website. I am a Vietnam Veteran. I served with the 5th Special Forces Group, Detachment A-502, as Team Medic/Heavy Weapons Specialist, 1964-1965. I'm looking forward to retirement, and would like to work with you. Please contact me, Thank You.
Name: Richard Semans
Email: SST1717 at AOL dot COM
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Date: October 20, 2003 - 03:24 PM (pacific)
Served With 3/7 199th LIB Recon Plt. Jan. 12 1968-Jan 12 1969
Name: Clyde R Lambert
Email: SGMRT at AOL dot COM
Date: October 20, 2003 - 11:19 AM (pacific)
In country 65-66 and 69-70 Army Enlisted
Name: david lee mort
Email: lqmort at aol dot com
Hometown: carlisle, Pa.
Date: October 20, 2003 - 10:03 AM (pacific)
served in tan son nhut air base in april of 1975
Name: john nelson
Email: joh27061 at netscape dot net
Hometown: Livingston, Texas
Date: October 18, 2003 - 12:27 PM (pacific)
I havent much to say other than I served in vietnam (Da nang) 1968-1969 and Cam Rahn Bay 1969-1970. Ive often wondered what it would be like to return to Viet-nam as what I was then and what I am now (a born again Christian) are like day and night. Dont know if I could ever return because of the expence in getting there but would be a glorious thing to offer my services to the Lord in a beautiful country like Viet-nam. See you for now!
Name: Judy Lynn Martin-Stockdale
Email: prissybutcute at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: October 17, 2003 - 06:02 AM (pacific)
I am signing this for my father, James Esteen Richardson, he served In Rencat, Vietnam; 1966-1967. E-5, 05c40, 68th Maintenance, 1st battalion, Headquarters & Headquarters A Comany 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Army.
Radio Teletype Operator, Front Line Communications, 061 Radio Operator.
I can not begin to say I know what you men must have gone through or what many are still going through. I do know what my father has. But I can say thanks to each and everyone of you very much. For standing up for your country and doing what was asked of you. Also to show some that may come here, that I am very proud of not only my father but every man and woman that went and fought. Thank you each again, God bless you all
Name: Michael Roberts
Email: bellcounty at surfbest dot net
Date: October 17, 2003 - 03:32 AM (pacific)
MACV 1965-1968. Interpreter.
Name: jimmy edward cherry
Email: jcherry54 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: midland city, al
Date: October 16, 2003 - 11:15 PM (pacific)
great site, i hope and pray u can continue on in the great sprit and tradition of the u.s. armed forces. i was in the nam dec68-dec69. i served with hotel 2/4, 3rd marine div and was on firebase neville when it and firebase russell got overun feb 25, 69. i then in march or april, 69 went to 3rd maf, 3rd combined action group,(cap marines) 3-3-3 and 3-3-1. it was an experience of being in a hot fire zone, or kill zone with all marines around you and then being in a village where the marines did several things, not to just kill them, but to help them the best we could such as help build schools and do civil action work, dig wells, and other support foundations as well as to protect it's people and property, it's goverment and village leaders. our mission was to seek out and destroy the viet cong from within and with the people's help. of the 5000 marines and mac v men who served , only half made it home, of the 2500 who made it back to the world, most would be wounded physically, and probably all wounded mentally....sometimes i wonder if we've ever really come home at all, but through it all, blood and guts, physically and mentally, we have survived to help each other, not to forget, but to forgive and help heal. what do and how do i think of the vietnamese people? they're a wonderful people with love for their families much like ours, they did what they had to do just as we did; i would not be here today it not for a wonderful young kid(then) named son(with a dot over the o and a wave under the o) he saved me from stepping on a 105 howezer round sat up as a bovietrap and he not only saved me once but a couple of other times from differend ways. his parents and family were killed by the vc in me lam near the village of xonglo outside of hue and phu bi. my son shawn is named after him. all that kid wanted was to live and be loved with something to wear and something to eat........thank you, semple fi. jimmy cherry
Name: N. T. Ho
Email: lotsmoney8 at aol dot com
Hometown: Houston, TX
Date: October 16, 2003 - 10:43 PM (pacific)
Thanks for this excellent site.
First, I truly want to thank all of you who served & for your dedication. It is because of you that I, as a Vietnamese child during the war, get the opportunity to come to America & enjoy the freedoms that you have fought for. I am now a successful businessman, having graduated from college, served 5 yrs as a Navy Lt., 1st Persian Gulf veteran. I left in 1975, & have been back to Saigon for only 4 days in 1998.
Thanks for the excellent site of the history of Vietnam, it is the first time that I have visit such a site with the very complete summary of its history.
Again, thank you for your service.
Name: Tom Dragon
Email: tonyvdragon1 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Winona Lake, IN
Date: October 16, 2003 - 07:30 PM (pacific)
I think you do very good works to heal the war. We need a lot of hands like yours to do the jobs. I had helped to translate letters for member of yours.
Name: Tom Ronning
Email: tronning at doc dot state dot mn dot us
Hometown: St Paul, Minnesota
Date: October 16, 2003 - 10:15 AM (pacific)
with 101st from Jan 1970-Jan 1971 at Camp Eagle and Phu Bai.......
Name: Scott A Shaw
Email: janellashaw at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Riverdale, Mi.
Date: October 16, 2003 - 10:14 AM (pacific)
Served Vnam Sept.70-71 LZ Nancy 1/39th Arty.
Name: Warren E Oliver
Email: flpapa1 at knology dot net
Hometown: Panama City, Florida
Date: October 15, 2003 - 01:54 PM (pacific)
Served with VMO-2 in Danang in '65 in operations and as a gunner. What a life altering experience for a young man. Lost some good friends and comrades there and will never forget them. May God bless all those who served there.
Name: mike owsley
Email: clinkerpup at aol dot com
Hometown: , OHIO
Date: October 14, 2003 - 01:18 PM (pacific)
IWAS THERE IN 67. ARRIVED IN JUNE AND MED EVACED OUT IN SEPT. SAME YEAR. WAS WITH A COMBAT ENG. UNIT BUT CAN'T REMEMBER THE UNIT NAME. HAVE LOST MEMORY OF MOST OF MY TIME THERE
Name: gary l williams
Email: slscosmo at aol
Hometown: colo springs, co
Date: October 12, 2003 - 05:17 AM (pacific)
did two tours in country fm 70 to 71 and 73 to 75
Name: William Michael Ringler
Email: mrsrcr at itlnet dot net
Hometown: Weatherford, Oklahoma
Date: October 11, 2003 - 05:12 PM (pacific)
I served in vietnam with the 1/10th cav. b troop 3rd platoon from july 1970 to july 1971. Was at fire base action and fire base schueller,out side of AnKhe.
Name: Raymond Y Lee
Email: rayleeusmcr at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Date: October 11, 2003 - 04:41 AM (pacific)
In country Apr 68 - Sep 69.
Name: Robert G. Sawdy
Email: HCTAS at msn dot com
Hometown: , Florida
Date: October 10, 2003 - 08:45 AM (pacific)
weapons, charlie 1/4 . 1966 -1967
Name: Rhonda Abello
Email: abellorr at hotmail dot com
Date: October 09, 2003 - 02:17 PM (pacific)
My father was in Vietnam, I am happy to see the work that you are doing. I used this page for reference for a school project, your site was very helpful.
Name: TERRY E cox
Email: REDNROSE COX at AOL dot COM
Hometown: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Date: October 09, 2003 - 11:35 AM (pacific)