Name: Sam Minton
Email: samminton at charter dot net
Hometown: Wilkesboro, NC
Date: November 26, 2006 - 11:07 AM (pacific)
Served with Det 1, 620th TCS in Dong Ha from June 68 until April 69.
Name: Barry L. Willever
Email: bwillever at enter dot net
Hometown: Easton, Pa.
Date: November 26, 2006 - 10:10 AM (pacific)
I served with G-BTRY 65th ARTY Quad 50's from Nov 1968 to Nov 1969. I'm now President of VVA Chapter 415. Would like to hear from whoever. May God Bless all who served.
Name: Dale k Graham
Email: kdgraham at wavelinx dot net
Hometown: goldsby ,, oklahoma
Date: November 26, 2006 - 09:28 AM (pacific)
Served with 3rd engineer bn. 1966----1967 support co.danang-hill 55--31--Dong ha Artillery Hill- Phubia-We will always remember our brothers we lost. I do volunteer service officer work for our Veterans helping them to obtain the benefits that they deserve.
Name: Kevin John Baldwin
Email: vieteran at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Port Clinton, Ohio
Date: November 26, 2006 - 03:25 AM (pacific)
Matthew G. Karl
My name is Kevin Baldwin and I was assigned to USASTRATCOM Spt Det of the 86th Signal Battalion at Cu Chi on February 16, 1970. We must have walked past each other. I also served as a clerk typist for awhile before being assigned to an impromptu "Rapid Reaction Force" that operated in Long Than and Vinh Long before and after Tet of 1971. This happened after Cu Chi was abandoned to the ARVINs and I guess they didn't have anything better to do with us.
Like many of us, I'm searching for a needle in a haystack. Repeated claims for disability have been rejected because I can't prove to their satisfaction any of numerous stressors that my VA therapists have diagnosed as leading to PTSD. I am trying to focus on one in particular and you might have been in the area when it happened.
One evening just behind the 86th Mess Hall, someone threw a thermite grenade into a hootch, burning it down and seriously burning three of the four soldiers sitting in a room playing cards. I came upon the scene after our guys smelled smoke, to see a man in flames being helped past the Mess Hall. As we turned the corner, two more came running out of the hootch in flames and I helped throw them into a drainage ditch to douse the flames while we waited for help. As they sped off towards 12th Evac in a jeep, you could see their bodies reignite into big red splotches where the phospherous came back alive.
This is one of many nightmares that still haunt me and seems one most proveable if I could get dates, records, etc. Do you remember this incident? Everyone spent the night running around trying to find the bastard(s) who did it. We never knew for sure if it was VC or one of our own. With the race war going on at the time who could be sure of anything.
Name: David Wayne Sherman
Email: shermantank1968 at sbcglobal dot net
Hometown: Joplin, Mo
Date: November 25, 2006 - 05:45 PM (pacific)
I was in the 544th Engineer Co/CS, 20th Brigade.
Drove water tank at Xuan Loc. Was also at Nui Ba Dihn. Am interested in contacting vets who served
there 69-70, 70-71.
Name: Euby Franklin Bennett
Email: fbeuby at theriver dot com
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ.
Date: November 25, 2006 - 05:11 PM (pacific)
Are there any SeeBees that remember Drifty Dreannan at NSA cargo 1968?1969? If so how about clockwise?
Name: frank w kellogg
Email: frankwkellogg at yahoo dot com
Hometown: waterford, NEW YORK
Date: November 24, 2006 - 09:55 AM (pacific)
HAULED GASOLINE AND JP4 OUT OF DIAN AND THE PORT AT SAIGON LATE 1965 EARLY 1966 HQ CO. IST S&T BN.IST INF. DIVISION
Name: Troy Ashenfelter
Email: maconbass2006 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Macon, Mo.
Date: November 23, 2006 - 11:40 PM (pacific)
Was in nam 67 with 1/10th cav 4th inf lrrp would like to hear from others was aka babysan
Name: Francisco Mendez
Email: sanfranpd at global dot net
Date: November 23, 2006 - 09:08 PM (pacific)
I served with the 1st Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 16 in Marble Mountain from 5/70 through 4/70.
SEMPER-FI to all my brothers...
Name: LIEU T NGUYEN
Email: ROSIE dot NGUYEN at YAHOO dot COM
Hometown: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: November 23, 2006 - 06:06 PM (pacific)
HI, I AM LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER. AFTER THE VIETNAM WAR HE WENT BACK TO AMERICA AND LEFT MY GRANDMOTHER. BEFORE MY GRANDFATHER LEFT HE BOUGHT MY DAD A BRACELET WITH HIS NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT. MY GRANDMOTHER HAD LOST IT AND NOW I AM TRYING TO FIND HIM. SHE ALSO TOLD ME HE WAS A MAIL MAN DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. DELIVERING MAILS TO THE SOLDIERS. SO IF ANYONE HAVE A FRIEND WHO USED TO DO SOMTHING LIKE THAT PLEASE EMAIL ME. I HAVE TO TELL HIM SOMTHING VERY IMPORTANT! THANK YOU
Name: CARL MONTAGUE POWE
Email: cpowe at aol dot com
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Date: November 23, 2006 - 03:22 PM (pacific)
I served on MACV Avisory Team 9 supporting the Third Area Logistical Command in 1971.
Name: Joe Rupnick
Email: namrto at comcast dot net
Hometown: Havertown, Pa
Date: November 23, 2006 - 01:35 AM (pacific)
2nd 39th 9th Division Old Reliables Giao Duc, FSB Moore, later Schroeder Looking for the TOC guys , Kenny hess, Ron Kubisiak,Newberry, Cox,Major Purdy, Lt.col Sullivan,Msgt Hahn. Steve Pike, Doll, lets get together and write that book
Name: Edwin Rogers
Email: royale3533 at aol dot com
Date: November 22, 2006 - 12:08 AM (pacific)
I am doing research on the Vietnam war for a college project and I just wanted to say what a great organization you guys have here. So many people are still stuck fighting those same battles of the 60's. You guys have really managed to move forward and help make the world a better place in the process. Who was right or wrong in the past is ultimately less important than what we do NOW. I have great respect for the work you are doing!! Thanks.
Name: Nhon Van Nguyen
Email: kieuthienox at thanhniencorp dot com dot vn
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh, Vietn Nam
Date: November 21, 2006 - 07:05 PM (pacific)
Nguyen Van Nhon find Andy who joined Vietnamese war at Danang.
Name: Mike D Smart
Email: mdsmart at oro dot net
Date: November 20, 2006 - 11:19 PM (pacific)
I was in Chu Lai 1971. Worked for the NSA or ASA.
Name: jackie r brackens
Email: jackie_brackens at yahoo dot com
Hometown: wimberley, texas
Date: November 20, 2006 - 12:42 PM (pacific)
i was in country 1968/1969. looking for marines of 3/1 that were in operation meade river. also anyone that knew rocky or blood.these were my bros. i was called brack
Name: stephen russell pettit
Email: stephenpettit147 at comcast dot net
Hometown: pontiac, mich
Date: November 20, 2006 - 05:39 AM (pacific)
I was in viet nam in1967-1969. I was in 1st infantry division. I would like to know if the 1/28inft.division is still around.
Name: gustavus mukoro
Email: gustysand at yahoo dot com
Hometown: new york, new york
Date: November 19, 2006 - 02:53 PM (pacific)
just want to commend you on the wonderful work you are doing keeping people update and informed on what happened in vietnam.
also want to use this medium to send a shout out to all the G- UNIT men in and around the globe. Those that are already here and those that are yet to come. Kudos and keep up with the blasting of adiko..........................Ngbada go come!!!
Name: Loyde Snake Arender
Email: Vietnam26thMarines at msn dot com
Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
Date: November 19, 2006 - 01:46 PM (pacific)
I served in the I Corps Area of northern South Vietnam as a member of the 26th Marine Regiment from December 1968 until March 1970. I spent a portion of my tour in the village of Ap Kim Lien located just off of Highway 1 a few miles north of Nam O Bridge northwest of DaNang. I maintain a no cost Buddy Locator for Marines and Corpsmen who served with the 26th Marines. The 26th Marine Regiment Buddy Locator Registry website is found at: http://www.tpbe.net/26thMR/index.htm
Name: jerry m parham
Email: parham4726 at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: fayetteville, georgia
Date: November 19, 2006 - 11:33 AM (pacific)
"Wondering if anyone was in Pleiku with 126th finance. from 69-70.
Name: Kenneth Mason
Email: kmason at millardinc dot net
Hometown: Kennesaw, Georgia
Date: November 19, 2006 - 08:30 AM (pacific)
I was with 518 Signal Company, 41 Signal Battalion stationed on top of Vung Chue Mountain. I am looking for anyone who served with me in 1968 thru December of 1968.
God Bless all vet's
Name: Paul Johnson
Email: hiddenriverfarm at optonline dot net
Hometown: , Connecticut
Date: November 19, 2006 - 07:26 AM (pacific)
Served with the Great MCB 58 at Red Beach, Da Nang , 65-66, building for the Marines. That was the technicolor part of my otherwise black & white life.
Name: Michael Lynn Volz
Email: vtoby1 at aol dot com
Hometown: Cottage Hills, Illinois
Date: November 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM (pacific)
Name: benjamin louis jones
Date: November 18, 2006 - 08:32 AM (pacific)
I was with 1/61 5th DIV. 1968 for six months before I was sent to the 1 DIV. for six months.
Name: Tom Wayne Harmon
Email: bolesta1 at earthlink dot net
Hometown: Waynesville, NC
Date: November 17, 2006 - 09:25 PM (pacific)
Welcome home my brothers. I just ran across this web site while on Sgt Grits. I served with Kilo 3/7 3rd plt (guns) from 6/70 thru 10/70. I'll be checking you guys out as it sounds like a organization I'd like to be a part of. Semper Fi Tom