Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Bruce MacFarlane MacRitchie
Email: brucemacgage at aol dot com
Hometown: Lockport, Illinois
Date: April 15, 2003 - 07:53 PM (pacific)
In country: July 24, 1970--July 23, 1971....Charlie company/1st of the 12th Cav/1st Cavalry Division.
Hometown: Chicagoland (specifically: Oak Lawn);
Actually spent first 3 months with 199th Light Infantry Brigade:...Squad leader = Tommy Lee
Name: Angel Manual Samano Jr
Email: angelsamano2000 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
Date: April 13, 2003 - 09:09 PM (pacific)
i just want to say thank you to all you vets. i'm a senior in high school and planing on joining the Marines after i graduate. I want to follow in the foot steps of my dad and and you vets who so loyally and bravely fought for your country. semper fi to u all and may God bless you for your service and sacrifice.
Name: Raymond Lage
Email: hoian2000 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Portage, Mich
Date: April 13, 2003 - 12:56 PM (pacific)
I served with the 52nd Signal and was stationed in Bac Lieu and Can Tho during 70-71. I returned to Nam in 2002 to see what had changed. Very little remains of US presence. Time has healed over many wounds. Looking forward to going back again soon.
Name: john nelson baldwin
Email: jnbaldwin at mlode dot com
Hometown: Twain Harte, CA
Date: April 13, 2003 - 09:35 AM (pacific)
Major, Medical Corps, Chief of Surgery, 24th Evac at Long Binh May68-69. About 1,800 of our men were operated on by me during that incredibly busy year at our place. "If you get to the 24th, we will get you home".
Tremendous website, historical accuracy suberb. My lst glimpse of truth was in reading "Bright Shining Lie" by Neil Sheehan which makes it clear that we were fighting Ho Chi Minh, who, communist or not, was essentially the George Washington of Viet Nam and only wanted unification of the land that for 600+ years had been ruled by foreigners. Friends like Doug Young of VWAM tell me today's VN is a special place and they have finally achieved some peace.
Name: Mel L Potter
Email: melpotter48 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Galt, CA
Date: April 12, 2003 - 10:57 AM (pacific)
I served with 4th Infantry Div. 3/12 Pleiku, Kontum, Dakto, '67/'68. I've since returned to VN a number of times working with schools, orphanages, and the street children of Saigon. Any questions regarding return visits to VN feel free to contact me.
Name: Ray Klett
Email: grandmagrandpa at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI
Date: April 11, 2003 - 04:47 PM (pacific)
'67-68 121st AHC Soc Trang and 339th TC Co Danang
'70-71 273 HHC Long Binh and HQ 1st Avn Bde Long Binh
The people of Viet Nam suffered an undue hardship the world will never understand.
Name: Robert Vann Wilson
Email: flacracker1 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Salt Spgs, Fl
Date: April 11, 2003 - 07:24 AM (pacific)
We have alot of very brave men serving in our military, there has to be a way for them not to be misused by Goverment/People in power,and there is ,the constitution must be adhered to, it is the foundation of our freedom and liberty....Sgt R.V. Wilson 2390881 1St. Bn. 9 Th. Marines.Jan 68-69+ Khe Sanh
Name: Jerusha Naomi Ward
Email: jerunaowar at excite dot com
Date: April 10, 2003 - 07:58 AM (pacific)
This site helped alot. I'm a Senior in high school and am doing a report on the Vietnam War. This site helped alot. My dad is a Vet and I'm so pround of Him and all of you who willing put your life on the line. I know that my generation is not the best at showing apprecation so THANK YOU!!! And God bless
Name: Christy Albert
Email: Christy dot Albert at lifepointhospital dot com
Hometown: , Kentucky
Date: April 10, 2003 - 06:11 AM (pacific)
I am making a scrap book my father Vietnam picutres for him for a father's day gift. Just looking for more info that I may be able to use.
Name: richard&angelia frye
Email: frye43 at bellsouth dot net
Date: April 10, 2003 - 12:53 AM (pacific)
thank you ,i hope i find what im looking for.
Name: Bob Peragallo
Email: link at vwam dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 08:11 PM (pacific)
I?ve been working with VWAM since 1988 and would recommend this organization to anyone looking to return to Vietnam as a humanitarian worker.
Name: David Bonifield
Email: dbonifield at cox dot net
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Date: April 09, 2003 - 07:57 PM (pacific)
Love the new guest book format. Great Job. I visit several times a week to see what people are saying and it is nice not to have the junk.
Dave bonifield, Helicopter Pilot 1968-1970, VWAM DaNang 2002 & looking forward to 2004.
Name: mike windsor
Email: mkwindso at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: clemmons, n.c.
Date: April 09, 2003 - 04:58 PM (pacific)
I have visited this site before. I served with 3Bn1stMarines in 1967 and we were based adjacent to Nui Kim Son. Unless I'm badly mistaken your picture of a "105 " recoilless less rifle should read 106. It was a 106 millimeter recoilless I think. Its been a long time someone help me out. Also I have just read about persecution of Christians in Viet Nam at a website named www.vom.com.au What does your organization know about this??
Name: Jim Oberg
Email: joberg at objectiveind dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:20 AM (pacific)
Served with 5th Special Forces, 68-69. Combat auditor.
Name: Rod Davis
Email: rod at j103 dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:19 AM (pacific)
I served from Jan. 1969 to Jan. 1970. I was a 31M40 (Radio Relay and Carrier Attendant) in the 1st Signal Brigade, 41st Battalion, Co. B in the US Army. We were stationed in what they called ?ROK Valley.? We helped provide communications for some 30,000 Korean solders in the Phu Thi Valley. While I was there, God blessed me with the privilege of leading some of them to the LORD
Name: Ronald Conway
Email: RnSConway at aol dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:18 AM (pacific)
199th inf 1067-1968 July to july
Name: Richard Enos
Email: ejjenos at aol dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:16 AM (pacific)
I served with the 50th Med Co. stationed in Long Bhin (I'm not really sure if that is how you spell it) from 1966-1967.
Name: Joann W
Email: JoannW01 at msn dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:15 AM (pacific)
What a wonderful thing you're doing!! I'm a proud Navy mom who remembers only too well the war in VietNam. This comes many years too late, but I would like to express my my respect and thanks to all veterans.
Name: Santos D Tenorio
Email: majset at earthlink dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:14 AM (pacific)
I served with the 5th Special Forces Group in '64,'65,'66,'69 and '70
Name: Robert Housden
Email: rah at mcmo dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:13 AM (pacific)
Excellent Website and one of the best we've seen related to Viet Nam. We have included a link on our Modern Day Veterans, Chapter 173 site
Name: Ronnie Evans
Email: sumo4 at bellsouth dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:12 AM (pacific)
I was in Vietnam from July 66 to July 67. I was with the 1st Cavalry Division at Ahn Khe.
Name: Robert Ewing
Email: rle731 at sbcglobal dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:11 AM (pacific)
Served with: 2/9 marines 3rd marine div
Name: Edward Steiner
Email: linda-eddie at bright dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:10 AM (pacific)
Was in country 1968 and 1969 Camh Ranh Bay 36th battalion, 442 transportation and the KW platoon of the 24th Trans
Name: Lawrence G Crandell
Email: lextech at gbronline dot com
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:08 AM (pacific)
Served with the Americal Division,11th Light Infantry Brigade, 24th Infantry, company D in I corp from March '68 until April '69
Name: Fred Baird
Email: baird at ucom dot net
Date: April 09, 2003 - 10:05 AM (pacific)
In country 66-67, 139 th Med Det. Qui Nhon, Anke