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Record 58
Name: Don Callison
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Fl
Time: 1998-07-08 03:33:43
Comments: Believe it or not I punched in Sea Float and up your page popped. Great pictures of my old stomping grounds. My Dad was an Air Farce FAC flying Birdogs at Rach Gia in 67-68 callsign "Bart" The 3rd time I was shot down was just a couple of miles southeast of there. I'll ask dad if he's familiar with the airplane propeller over door in one of your pictures. I refueled, rearmed and got snacks on a boat like yours when we were working in Cambodia 5/70. In the early fall of 70 while flying an OH6A Loach I landed at a BW Navy bunch of boats rafted on the river/border north of Ha Tein. I picked up a Ltjg and we scouted for guys in what looked like 16 foot fiberglass Tri hulls. They had MGs mounted in the bows. We didn't find anything but had fun shooting the place up. The Lt had been wounded in a leg during a VC attack the night before. I later dropped him off at the SF camp at B43. I have pretty good maps if you would like to see about where Sea Float was near Nam Can. WAR WAGON 14 Aeroscout D Troop 3/5 Cavalry Vinh Long 5/70-5/71



Record 117
Name: Ed St. Clair
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pueblo, Colorado
Time: 1998-11-11 01:55:42
Comments: Second time I've gone through your pix and stories. Thought I signed a guest book about a year ago. I used to fly into Rach Gia during 1968. Who can ever forget buzzing the guards so they could lower the gates to block road traffic so we could land. I was the senior engineer advisor to the 21st Infantry Division, located in Bac Lieu. I actually worked mostly with the 21st Infantry Division Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in Soc Trang. Never knew you guys were there, near Rach Gia! Some coordination, huh? Spent many days in your area. We were responsible for the lower six provinces, and I spent time in Rach Gia, Can Tho, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Cha La, and down into the UMinh Forest. Was in country, 17 Jan 68 - 9 Jan 69. As before, your pix of Rach Gia bring back old memories. The "Brown Water Navy" is a marvelous piece of work! Ed St. Clair LTC, EN, AUS, RET



Record 129
Name: Dean
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alabama,but now in Bolivia
Time: 1998-12-09 12:59:46
Comments: I was a plank owner AO2 with VAL-4. Stationed in Vung Tau and Bien Tui. Was with the original group in Vung Tau and left in May 70. Flew back seat every once and a while in the "Black Ponies"and had the forward machine gun position at the end of our position near the fuel bladders.Lt.Com. Butterfield was our commanderand Warren officer Mason. Remember the big sign we had "Go Navy,beat Army".I am a missionary now in Bolivia and my kids think about Vietnam like we thought about the First World War.


Record 253
Name: Mac
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-08-14 17:30:28
Comments: The Cobra in your photo appears to be a Crusader from D Troop 3/5 Cav. I was a Crewchief for the Longknifes which was the lift platoon and Control and Command aircraft for the Troop. Spring of 1970 we engaged a large force of NVA outside of a small SF camp near the Cambodian border in which we had a small A Team involved and consistant high volumn of ground fire on our gunships and my aircraft. We were allowed to refuel and rearm on a barge that was in the river not to far from the action. The speed in which we were rearmed by the personel on that craft was outstanding and prevented a possible loss of that A Team. I would like to thank all of the men on that craft that day. It turned the tide for us and will always be in my memory. You chow was also outstanding ...had not had steak in 6 months.


Record 551
Was maint. chief and aircrewman on C-47s with Aircofat from May 66 to May 67. At that time NAVSUPPACT was located in cofat compound in Cholon. Cofat was a former French cigarette factory.

Jim Culbertson <culbertsonair[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= NAVSUPACT, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= SAIGON
FROM= El Paso, TX
- Monday, January 01, 2001 at 10:54:07 (PST)


Guest Record 706
A friend of mine flew Birddogs from Moc Hoa and he was friend with a Lt(jg) Mike Davidson. My friend's name is Dave Kling and while at Moc Hoa he was a Lt then a Capt (he was Army). If you knew either Dave or Mike please email me and I'll get the info to Dave.

NAME = Erik Bollin <EMAIL = wbollin[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = n/a
BASEs or LOCATIONS= n/a
YEARs in VIETNAM = n/a
FROM WHERE = Lancaster, Oh
REFFERED By = web search
- Monday, July 02, 2001 at 19:16:38 (PDT)

Record 1111
Paul Smith, this is WO (now CW4) Sorges. I read your comments on this web page and would be interested in having you contact me. I do not really recall you from Vietnam as being my crew chief, but then, being over 50, I am lucky to remember anything at all. I had many crew chiefs on my aircraft 561 during the year the Army gave me a paid vacation in south east Asia. I am in contact with one of my crew chiefs. HIs name is Paul Fish. He has an interesting history since Vietnam. In case you are not aware D troop 3/5 has an annual reunion in Atlanta. It is hosted by Bill King (1970) who was War Wagon 16 (now Reunion 6). Please contact me and I will give you furhter information. Dennis Sorges Longknife 25 D 3/5 (The Real Bastard Cav)\ longknife25[ at ]ridgenet.net or 760-446-3384 Take care May God bless America and damn all of her enemies

NAME = Dennis Sorges <EMAIL = longknife25[ at ]ridgenet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = D 3/5
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = CA (unfortunately), - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 22:29:50 (PST)

Record 1135
I was there when we gave the base over to the ARVN's. Such scum sucking guys, they figured after we burned out our refigerators and typewriters, we wern't leaving them shit. Ha Ha. We did everything except burn down our barracks for them. July 14th, 1971 we lost 3 scouts in one Oh-6 assault, WO Alan Dyer, Sp4 Lopochonski, Sp4 Noble. All are on the wall together. I was a doorgunner/ crewcheif on #70313. Oh-6. Any Scouts, hey write to me. Ted Enright I took over 400 pictures of all the guys i served with, at the time most guys thought that was weird, but today i have agood record of all that served with me.

NAME = Ted Enright <EMAIL = TedEnright[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A Troop 7th / 1st Air Cav Sqdn AeroScouts
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long June 71 to May 72
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = Plymouth / Canton, Mi
- Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 07:30:33 (PST)

Record 1240
Was stationed in Vinh Long with the 611th Trans Co. (ADS) We were a direct support Aviation unit. Our primary mission was direct support of aviation in the Mekong Delta area to sling downed helicopters back to the airfield at Vinh Long and maintance and repair. You have a great site and we will add this to our bookmark page.

NAME = Gerry Fitzpatrick
WEB SITE = http://groups.yahoo.com/group/611thtransco
<EMAIL = tailboard611th[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 611th Ttansportation Company (ADS)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970/1971
FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, Pennsylvan
REFFERED By = myself
- Friday, May 17, 2002 at 07:09:22 (PDT)

Record 1246
I was an FO/AO and 105 Battery XO with 1/21st Arty in Col Hal Moore's "Fighting 3rd" Brigade, ended tour as Aide-de-Camp to Division CO, Major Gen. John Norton.

NAME = Alan Berry <EMAIL = deealan[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st Air Cav Div
BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Khe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/66-1/67
FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA
- Friday, May 24, 2002 at 10:23:40 (PDT)

Record 1628
Great to see this website. It seems most veterans of the Nam war never heard of Vinh Long. Nestled near the big river and bordered by a canal there was plenty of water for you Brown Water guys. I was with MACV US Army. Arrived just before Xmas of 69 and left just before Xmas of 70. I remember the Invasion of Cambodia, Mortar attacks, downtown Vinh Long restaurants, open markets etc. How many remember the Cement Block used to zero in our M14s yes M14s didnt get an M16 till halfway through my tour. I drove several suppply runs to Can-Tho, SocTrang and Sadec. That brown river ran fast use to watch big trees and other debris race down the river. How about the monsoons being 4' above sea level everything stayed knee deep in water for weeks. Oh and you guys kept a watch on VC island for us good job. Remember the old Cocola (French) factory and the orphanage and MACV compound left side on the way into town. So many memories.....to share drop me a line. timelegend[ at ]hotmail.com Shep Welcome Home

NAME = Dennis Sheppard
WEB SITE = http://communities.msn.com/Vietnam6970VinhLongAirField/home.html
<EMAIL = timelegend[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N/A
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long Air Field
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Lancaster, PA
REFFERED By = Google search
- Monday, December 16, 2002 at 19:09:09 (CST)

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