Name: NGUYEN HUU VI
Email: huu_vi dot nguyen at aliceadsl dot fr
Hometown: EVRY, FRANCE
Date: August 14, 2007 - 10:46 AM (pacific)
During 1963 to 1970 Iwas served as weapon controller at TSN AB and PLEIKU AB I want to find some USAF friends like Sgt QUINN (FORT WORTH) Larry wilson, BRUCE Leonard Ssgt HAMMER etc.. from 505 TCS det 2 and 10,thanks.
Name: Roy L. Williams
Email: rlwilli at ci dot birmingham dot al dot us
Hometown: McCalla, Al
Date: August 14, 2007 - 08:45 AM (pacific)
I served with B company 326 th engineers, 101st abne 70 and 71 at camp evans, went on lom son 719 into laos. peace and may the Lord bless you all
Name: wayne breese baxtrom
Email: baxtromwayne at aol dot com
Hometown: chicago, illinois
Date: August 13, 2007 - 09:08 PM (pacific)
looking for anybody from the 513TH engineers
1964-1965 cahm-rahn bay
Name: Jim Weander
Email: j dot weander at gmail dot com
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: August 13, 2007 - 01:31 PM (pacific)
Served with 820th Red Horse, Deployed Unit 1, '67-'68. Surfed China Beach several times. Sent to Dong Ha during Tet Offensive '68 attached to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Division. Anyone left out there?
Name: Ronnie Ash
Email: ash422 at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Lake City, FL
Date: August 13, 2007 - 10:42 AM (pacific)
I was in Viet Nam 1968; HHQ Scout Platoon, 2nd 47th, Bearcat, Dong Tan, Cholon, and all the rubber plantations in-between. Also was with the CRIP platoon Long Thang.
Name: John C. Rinaldi
Email: johnnyhand52 at aol dot com
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Date: August 12, 2007 - 10:47 PM (pacific)
25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial in DC. Parade on Nov 10th. Information can be found on VVA.org I was Navy, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72 73
Name: mel francis
Email: msdenefrancis at gmail dot com
Date: August 12, 2007 - 04:02 PM (pacific)
Dene Francis was NOT a VietNam vet! I was married to him! He joined the Navy, went to corps school & was discharged "for the convenience of the government" soon after. HE NEVER LEFT THE
US! HOW DO WE CORRECT THIS "VET"LIE??
Name: Richard F. Denne
Email: Rdenne at aol dot com
Hometown: Toluca Lake, Ca.
Date: August 12, 2007 - 03:24 PM (pacific)
I served as RTO for the great Tom Furgeson.
Alpha Company 2n Bn/327
Here are a few notes from my diary on coming home from the Nam.
Now I was flying back to safety in some rear area airfield to catch my ride home. The long nightmare was over. Or so I thought. How could I have known that when I got back to America, It wouldn't be there?
Soon I was standing with hundreds of other service personal waiting to be processed at a huge airbase near Saigon. The shock of going home was so overpowering, I really can't recall just what my reactions were at that time except that I was not at all that sure that I wouldn't be pulled out of this process and sent back into the Hell I just escaped.
I remember that it was a long wait however, because nothing in the military moves along swiftly, combat situations being the exception. Even waiting to board the civilian Continental 707 seamed to be a mind-numbingly slow event. Anticipation mixed with apprehension, hope with prospect, fused together into unwelcome feelings of not making it off the runway, overpowering the reality that I was in fact finally homeward bound. The line finally started moving, and we waddled aboard in a promenade like hot penguins heading for a refrigerated flying refuge.
I was fortunate enough to find a window seat. Even though the most popular saying in the NAM at that time besides "Sorry About That," was, "Don't Look Back." Nothing was going to stop me from watching this little corner of Hell disappear from my field of vision. We settled in and waited for takeoff. And waited and waited and waited. Gazing out my window, I recall thinking, “oh, this is great.” Come on, come on! Let's go! I can't breath! Why aren't we moving? I was beginning to hallucinate and I wasn't even on any drugs.
There's probably VC on the runway! I'll never get out of here. What if I'm here the rest of my life? Maybe I'm dead. And this is my Hell! Stranded in Vietnam! I envisioned lifting the plane off the damned ground with my bare hands, flinging it into the air, and jumping back on board as it gained altitude. Anything to get this fucking aircraft into the air and out of this place! We were all frozen in our seats with anticipation and all silently pondering the same thing. When the Hell were we going to move? Knowing we're not out of here yet and still smelling and tasting this place. Jesus Christ, I'm leaving Vietnam, but it's not leaving me.
A lifetime or two passed before we began to move and taxied into position for takeoff. Everyone on board seemed simultaneously to take a deep breath. The air was thick with tension, all of the passengers willing the plane into the air. We were moving faster and faster, but we were still on the ground and still holding our breath. There was a deathly calm in the cabin now. I started to move up and down in my seat, pulling on my hand rest to help lift us into the air. Maybe if I yelled for everyone to do the same, we could help get this bird airborne. Then came that exhilarating feeling of takeoff. Still, we were paralyzed in our seats. Sweat was now running down my forehead; my eyes felt as though they were popping out of their sockets as I peered out my window. Yes! Everyone is getting smaller. I'm screaming on the inside to those little Asian people wearing those black pajamas. Good-bye you slope-headed, slant-eyed, rice eating, fish-breathed GOOKS! Fuck every one of you! Do hear me?
Shortly after we were airborne, the captain made an announcement over the intercom. "We are now leaving Vietnam air space and heading for home." An explosion of cheers cut through the plane like nothing I've experienced before or since. Pandemonium broke loose for a time. Then I only remember sinking back into my seat and drifting off to incredible daydreams of Disney girls in Disney worlds. And thoughts of HIM, the warrior in Vietnam who had made me rethink my life, my actions, and my future.
It was in June of 1967 when that 707 touched down on American soil. Even as the plane came to a stop and the men were disembarking, even then I couldn't accept the fact that I had made it home from Vietnam, that place of unspeakable horror, sorrow and regret. My experience wouldn't let me forget the carnage I had left behind.
As my foot touched the tarmac, I fell to my knees and kissed the very soil I had been propagandized into believing I had been protecting. Mind you, it wasn't a peck-on-the-cheek kind of kiss either; I laid a big wet juicy one on her. I had given up all hope of ever seeing her again, and I had missed her so much. She never did forsake me; it was my country's leadership that fell from her grace.
Even though I was surrounded by hundreds of soldiers, I felt all alone, for I knew not a single face, much the same as my flight into Vietnam had been. What a long, strange trip it had been; however there was nothing about that war that wasn't strange.
As significant as my homecoming was, I really can’t recollect much of it. I do recall holding my duffel bag and standing in lines, waiting once again on orders, this time for my 45-day leave. Hurry up and wait. Standing in line was by definition synonymous with life in the military.
There was no homecoming party for us; none was expected. We were, however treated kindly by the military personnel, which at least made an effort to make this process go smoothly. They had set up a 24-hour mess hall, fixing us whatever we wanted. Steak and eggs, hamburgers and fries, milkshakes and coffee were the most requested, I recall. The food looked and smelled wonderful and I was running on empty, but I couldn't eat anything. How was that possible? Many times not so long ago while I had been walking patrol in the boonies of Nam had I dreamed of French fries and all of the other tempting food now surrounding me in abundance. I had promised myself that if I made it home I would never take anything in the real world for granted weather it be toilet paper or a glass of clean tap water
Name: Ceree Morris
Email: ceree_morris at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , Michigan
Date: August 12, 2007 - 09:01 AM (pacific)
Hi...My father in law (Willard (Bill) Morris) was in 12th Security Police Squadron at Cam Rahn Bay 67-68. He is in an on going battle with the VA for his PTSD. He needs to show evidence when Cam Rahn Bay was attacked, about the fuel bladder explosion cause and effect. If you know anyone that can help me get answers, has flight records, or I can ask questions to, that would be great. He is also looking for Emory Wyhatt that was in C130H out of oki. Emory was a witness.
Thank you for your time,
Name: Jerry D Spillards
Email: jskshorses at charter dot net
Hometown: Fairview, North Carolina
Date: August 11, 2007 - 05:21 PM (pacific)
I would like to find anyone from the 6th battallion 15th artillery and 8th battallion 6 th artillery 1967 and 1968 in Puh Vinh, Puh Loi, Lie Kie
Name: Harry A. Myers Jr.
Email: mannmoon at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Port Clinton, Ohio
Date: August 11, 2007 - 08:06 AM (pacific)
I was stationed in Phu Loi,Co A 1st AVN BN 1st INF DIV. From Dec. 66 - Nov. 67. I flew crew chief (door gunner) on Huey D models. My ship No. was 767. I was with the 2nd Airlift Comancheros. My door gunner was Johnson.(I can email picture of our patch)
I believe that we had the Big Red One ensigna on the nose. We also had the face of a bulldog on large doors. (May have been our call sign???) I also had my daughters nickname CASSY on large door. We also had Comancheros name and picture on the Pilots doors. Some of the person I served with are Toth,Adams,Wilber Howell,Hardman,Willis,and Catt.
If any of you guys remember contact me. Would like hear from you.
Thanks from a fellow Vet
Harry A. Myers Jr.
Name: Dan DeLa Rosa
Email: ohiovietnam at aol dot com
Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
Date: August 11, 2007 - 05:07 AM (pacific)
It is an honor to be a part of this long overdue tribute.
Ground breaking Ceremonies for the Ohio Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Park will be on Saturday August 25, 2007 at 2:00 PM in Clinton, Ohio a small town outside of Akron. A tribute to America's Forgotten Heroes. Here is a link to our virtual tour narrated by LT Gen Hal Moore. If you have any questions please feel free to give me call. http://www.gage3d.com/summitMemorials.htm
All are invited
Thank You and welcome Home
Dan DeLa Rosa
Name: Tony B Waldrop
Email: cbiscuit at charter dot net
Hometown: simpsonville, south carolina
Date: August 10, 2007 - 09:31 PM (pacific)
I was in canto 66 -67 at eakon compond ,in 581st signal . we was ncs station there and I surely wish I could run accross some of my buddies there . right before I left we move to the pink palace. Hope some one knows me out there. Thanks
Name: Russell C Adams
Email: russada at msn dot com
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va
Date: August 10, 2007 - 06:46 PM (pacific)
Served in Viet Nam April 67- May 68 Third Marine Division. Searching for relatives of David Schwouiler (sp) of Tulsa, O K David KIA, Con Thien RVN, 19 Sept 1967. I was there when David spoke his last words "Help me, I am hit"
Name: BILLY J. ADAMS
Email: cautiousfellow007 at gmail dot com
Hometown: ORLANDO, F
Date: August 10, 2007 - 05:54 PM (pacific)
TOOK BASIC AT FORT. POLK, JAN 1969, WENT TO FT. EUSTIS, VA FOR SEAMAN AIT, WAS IN 784 TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY UNDER 1ST SGT. DALE ANDERSON AND CAPTAIN MATTHEW BROWN, WENT TO VIETNAM IN EARLY 1970 AND SERVED OUT MY 2 YEARS AT 38TH BASE POST OFFICE ON LONG BIHN AS COMPANY CLERK.
Name: CHUCK Gambill
Email: chuck_kari at yahoo dot com
Date: August 10, 2007 - 05:45 PM (pacific)
Hi my name is Kari and my Husband ,Charles "Chief" Gambill, served in Vietnam with 1st Tracs 3rd Mar A Co. From Jan 67 to April 67 in Da Nang then from late April 67 to Sept 67 (when he was wounded) at Camp Kistler (Cua Viet). I just posted some videos online that Chuck (or as they called him in his platoon "Chief") had taken while at Camp Kistler. The links to see these videos are below, just click on them and enjoy watching them. If you happen to know anyone in the videos could you please contacat me with names so I can put them with the faces.. haha. Chuck's memory isn't what it used to be. Thank you for taking the time to view the videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHAmdL147dg Camp Kistler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTEWINjbo8 Camp Kistler 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_As6V91TWVg Camp Kistler 3
Name: David M Lawson
Email: lawsondm47 at aol dot com
Hometown: Union, Maine
Date: August 10, 2007 - 03:23 PM (pacific)
I served with the 1st/50thInfantry attached to the 1st calvery division 1967-68 please get in touch if you know me!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Richard Denne
Email: Rdenne at aol dot com
Hometown: Toluca Lake, Ca.
Date: August 10, 2007 - 02:40 PM (pacific)
I served as RTO for Col. (Ret) Tom Furgeson .
A Company 2/327; 101st Airborne.
June of 1966 in the fields of bamboo...
He is my hero to this very day....
Name: william w rees
Email: reestomball at aol dot com
Hometown: tomball, texas
Date: August 10, 2007 - 12:29 PM (pacific)
I served with coa first bat 5th cav 1s cav div 67to 68 morter platon. anyone rembers me email me.
Name: Eugene Crum
Email: genecrum at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Mansfield, OH
Date: August 10, 2007 - 09:17 AM (pacific)
I served with the 586th Signal Company at Ft. Radcliff An Khe from form June 1967 until June 1968. I would like to talk with anyone there about this time frame or any part of this time frame. I have very, bad health and I want to know if there is anyone that would like to tell me a little about their health. I am totally disabled but don't get a penny from Uncle Sam.
Name: Alan Binkley
Email: castlerepairs at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Date: August 10, 2007 - 08:14 AM (pacific)
I was with The 335th DS Co in 67-68 We were the only Recovery team in the I Corp area.Booker, Bansoff, Berndt. I was crewchief after Booker left. Others in Co. Major Rocky, Mr. Truman, Lt Dean,Cope,VanHoy, Maclanagan
Name: Marvin Bise
Email: marvin dot bise at canada dot com
Date: August 10, 2007 - 04:23 AM (pacific)
All the best to all of you !!
Name: Bobby Dean McAbee
Email: bobbymcabee at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Gaffney, South Carolina
Date: August 09, 2007 - 06:11 PM (pacific)
I was with Co. D 46th Engr. BN 20th Engr.BDE. from 1970-1971. Company Headquarters in Long Binh. Worked in Bien Hoa and Cuchi. Anyone who was stationed there, would like to hear from you.
Name: Dave Trieger
Email: treegs at gmail dot com
Date: August 09, 2007 - 02:35 PM (pacific)
I just wanted to point out that there are A-holes out there getting vets' email addresses from sites like this and sending them spam. They come from all over the world but especially Africa and Asia... what they do is inform you that you just inherited a huge amount of money... NEVER answer them... IT'S A SCAM! Take care brothers. Back to the world.
Name: William Stovall
Email: bills at gpcom dot net
Hometown: Archer, NE
Date: August 09, 2007 - 02:19 PM (pacific)
I was a medevac pilot at Bien Hoa "Med-evac 4", Flew many wounded into 24th evac. Hope all made it home!!!!