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Record 2
EMAIL =: bandrews[ at ]fourway.net
NAME = Robert Andrews
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Indiana
Time: 1998-02-26 09:12:27
Comments: Very nice site. I was at the other end, in 1970. We worked out of DaNang, on YFU's, LCM 8's and if we had to, LCM6's. I spent a lot of time on the DMZ, hauling supplies and personel up river to Dong Ha. You had things floating at you in the water, the Cua Viet river was lined with CORN fields. Never saw a rice paddie the whole time I was there. You can get sick to your stomach watching corn stocks. Can't find too much about the north, and the river boats, but we weren't PBR's, just supply boats. My pictures were taken from me by the MP's at the gate of the Airfield at DaNang when I was leaving country. I also had a landyard with eight pins and one spoon. Those were from a rocket attack in Hue. I drop the concussion grenade, my craftmaster scooped it up and we had a hell of an air burst. Those M.P.'s must have some real tales to tell their kids, and have the pictures to prove it... Glad to see that the Navy got dirty, instead of leaving it all up to the Marines to fight the war... Bob Andrews YFU 82, DaNang 1970


Record 40
EMAIL =: ldewaard[ at ]sirus.com
NAME = DeWaared, Ronald J.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Holland, MI
Time: 1998-05-27 03:37:44
Comments: Served in DaNang May '69 - Apr. "70 with Small Craft Repair - Camp Tien Shau. Would like to hear from others who were stationed there with me. We don't have a designation like some branches, so we're harder to find. WHERE ARE YOU BROTHERS???? Ron


Record 87
EMAIL =: grogers[ at ]bayou.com
NAME = george rogers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: choudrant louisiana
Time: 1998-09-09 02:37:18
Comments: was in navy security at chulia 68 an 69 BM3 George Rogers also at boat house in danang


Record 108
EMAIL =: AnthonyRT[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Anthony R. Taylor
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Reston, VA
Time: 1998-10-23 23:45:20
Comments: I'm a Swift Boat sailor (PCF-16) who operated out of Danang and Chu Lai in '66-67. God bless the Brown Water Sailors.


Record 121
EMAIL =: JIMARA123[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = JAMES WIENER ETC RET
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: TOLEDO OH
Time: 1998-11-17 18:54:58
Comments: NAS DANANG 1970 -71 PBR MOBLE BASE ONE PHU BI JAN 70 -MAY70 USS CHIPOLA AO63 VIETMAN COAST 1972


Record 124
EMAIL =: jag 7560 [ at ]ccp,com
NAME = DELBERT GOBEN
Website:
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: ST. JOSEPH,MO
Time: 1998-11-26 01:20:26
Comments: HIGUYS, FIRST OFF "WELCOME HOME", I SERVED ABOARD THE USS CHARA E-31,FROM MAR.66 TO JUN.68 WHEN I APPLIED FOR IN COUNTRY. AFTER TRAING AT PENDLETON AND 2WKS LEAVE I WAS SENT TO THE LAN OF THE SANDPANS. WAS IN DANANG AT CAMP TENSHAW FOR ABOUT A WEEK THEN SENT TO CAU-VIET ON THE DONG HA OR CAU-VIET RIVER, WHICH EVER YOU PREFER TO CALL IT. I WAS THE COXSIN ON LCM-38,"STING RAY 2" WAS MY CALL SIGN. I'M GLAD I WENT, BUT WISH I HADN'T OF, YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW WHERE CAU-VIET IS, IT IS OR USED TO BE, ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE DMZ. I SURF THE NET QUITE A BIT ABOUT NAM,AND FIND A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE MARINES OR ARMY IN THE HILLS, A LOT ON THE DELTA, BUT NONE ON THE DMZ,WHY IS THIS? THE LCM I WAS ON WAS ALSO USED FOR MINE SWEEPS, BUT WE NEVER HAD THE SHELDING THAT YOU SEE THAT WAS USED IN THE DELTA, JUST THE BOAT AND ONE 50CAL. PLUS OUR REGULAR SIDE ARMS. THER WERE 2 OTHER MEN BESIDES MYSELF, A GUNNER WE CALLED RED AND AN ENGINEMAN WE CALLED SLIM. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF THEM I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM OR ANY OF YOU " RIVER RATS". got to go for now hope to here from you all "THANKS"


Record 138
EMAIL =: mebell[ at ]us.ibm.com
NAME = Mark Bell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Temple City, Ca.
Time: 1998-12-28 00:24:22
Comments: I found your site from the Swift Boat Home Page. I served on PCF-16 and 69 from August 1968 to August 1969. Though I served in I Corp, I enjoyed your site. We lived on APL-5 while in Da Nang and then moved to a barracks in approx. October of 1968. There was no air conditioning in the barracks. My PCF-69 patrolled the Cua Dai river from March 1969 until our crew was broken up in approx. July, 1969. At first, only the VNN junks from Coastal Group 14 patrolled the Cua Dai followed by the Swifts. Eventually the Monitors arrived followed by the PBRs. The PBRs were probably the best boat for this river because of their shallow draft. Our Swifts could easily match the fire power and speed of the PBR... but not their shallow draft and turning ability. They were wonderful boats.... as were my Swifts. Mark Bell PCF-69


Record 184
EMAIL =: BCVNRR6970
NAME = BILL
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: FLA NOW ORG FROM NJ
Time: 1999-03-30 16:06:13
Comments: WELCOME HOME BROTHERS I WAS IN COUNTRY FROM 6-69 TO 6-70 STATIONED OUT OF NSA DANANG LCU 1494 UP TO HUE ,DONG HA ETC ,TRANSFERRED TO YFU 4 NSA NHA BE OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT THEN TO LCM 814 NHA BE OP GIANT SLINGSHOT ( HA TIEN BEN LUC SONG UN DOC MOC HOA)IM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE ESPECIALLY DURING SAME TIME FRAME THANKS AND WELCOME HOME ...BILL


Record 185
EMAIL =: sselect[ at ]atcjet.net
NAME = Gary L Schievelbein
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Arapahoe Nebraska
Time: 1999-03-31 12:40:40
Comments: I am a U S Navy Vetran Served in Viet Nam from July 68 to July 69 Stationed at Area work center #6 DaNang 1st Marine Division Plugged into the internet 2 months ago and really enjoy how easy it is to access so much info so fast. would like to know how to do a people search of former buddy's I served with in country. Utilitesman 2nd Class U S Navy Seabees Gary L. Schievelbein P O Box 571 Arapahoe, NE 68922 308-962-7410


Record 217
EMAIL =: user104445[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Gary Winkler
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arnold, Mo
Time: 1999-06-04 05:19:15
Comments: I served aboard the USS Cohoes(ANL-78) out of DaNang from Nov.'69 to Dec.'69 as an EN3. We did salvage work in I Corp. Would like to here from anyone who remembers the ship. Would like to hear from shipmates.


Record 241
EMAIL =: SACSTORE[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Harold Smith
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Salinas California
Time: 1999-08-10 05:29:00
Comments: Was part of the Navel Support Activity out of Danang in 1967-1968. Served on the LCU 1493. Mostly on the Qua Viet River, and the Perfume River at Hue. Was sitting on Bridge Ramp in Hue the day Tet started. We took the first rounds of the offensive.


Record 250+4
EMAIL =: algae1147[ at ]yahoo.com
NAME = Alfred E Kennon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Farmington Missouri
Time: 1999-08-25 21:44:47
Comments: Was on board the USS JOHN R CRAIG DD 885 in1969 then went to camp tin shal da dang then went to cat lo as advisor to vietnam navy then don tham then to USS ASKARI ARL 30 last duty station in cam mau


Record 294
EMAIL =: rolyatad[ at ]eudoramail.com">Doug Taylor
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1999-11-18 18:17:37
Comments: USN 1968 to 1971. Defense Language Institute (Monterey) after Boot Camp (San Diego). 1969 to 1970 Danang - NSA Security and Intel. interperter, Camp Carter - near MAG-16 at China Beach. Also Saigon - AIRCOFAT Whitehat Airlines, Tan Son Nhut, ground crew. Then VA-115, A-6's out of Oak Harbor, WA, and a Westpac cruise on the USS Midway.(First cruise after big overhaul at Hunters Point, CA.


Record 394
Interesting site. I used to watch the swift boats going to and from patrol near Danang from my perch on monkey mtn where the USAF Control and Reporting Center was deployed

Lou Walter <louie936[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= 620TCS(PACAF), - YRS= 1967 - BASE/location= Monkey Mountain
FROM= Memphis, Tn
- Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 19:46:48 (PDT)


Record 423
Always wondered what became of the base we call PBR Mobile Base One? I heard a rumor that the RVN Navy sunk it before the fall of South Vietnam. Can anyone confine this? We were located just east of the LST ramp at Tan-My in Thuyie Tin Province in "I Corp" area about 70 miles north of DaNang. I suppose the 20 mk one PBRs that were assigned to the base met a simmilar fate. What a waste! We spent thousands of man hours keeping those boats in top notch shape. All the beat to you and your web sight...

Lance S. Kounitz <lance[ at ]tam-art.com>
UNIT/SHIP= PBR MB-!, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= Tan-My (I Corp.)
FROM= Trenton, NJ
- Wednesday, July 05, 2000 at 08:59:44 (PDT)



Record 430
Served USSYR71, NSA Danang, fall 1967 - fall 1968. Also, USSHampshire County, LST 819, Spring 1969, fall 1970

Willie G Brown <wgb[ at ]dswa.com>
UNIT/SHIP= LST819, - YRS= 2 - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 12:54:32 (PDT)



Record 432
Wonderful site, the image of the mike boat crew allowed me to prove we once wore cutoff dungarees, go-aheads (of flip-flops), and ball caps. My photographs were supported by that one. Arrived August 1966, went aboard YFU-54 then to YFU-1498. We ferried cargo to Chu Lai, Hue, and Dong Ha. Later went to Port Services, and ran a chart office in the White Elephant in Danang. Dan Odenweller Stockton, CA

Dan Bowman Odenweller <DanOdenweller[ at ]compuserve.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU's 54 - 1498, - YRS= 66/67 - BASE/location= Danang
FROM= Downey, CA
- Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 19:58:27 (PDT)



Record 443
I was boat Captain on PBR 91 and 131, serving first in Cua Viet, then Danang and Hoi Anh. Cua Viet is 2 or 3 Klicks from the DMZ. I am trying to find BM1 Herschel Fowler, another 543 sailor, as well as any other guys who were in 543. This is a wonderful websight. My chiefs hat is off to all who put this together. BZ!!!

Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley <mwiley[ at ]co.shasta.ca.us>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv543-PBR 91&131, - YRS= 1 - BASE/location= Cua Viet- Da Nang_Hoi ANh
FROM= Redding , CA
REFFERED By= Bruce Meier
- Monday, July 31, 2000 at 16:47:42 (PDT)



Record 450
One great site!!!

Ray Star <RayStars69[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= 101st. Intelligence, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Hue
FROM= Manville, NJ
- Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 06:15:45 (PDT)


Record 455
RM3 on YFU-71 Navy resupply boat from Jan 1969 to 1970. We carried ammo, vehicles, construction equipment and sometimes...BEER up and down the South China Sea from DaNang up to Dong Ha, Hue and South to Chu Lai. Those Rough Terrain (RT) forklift drivers rolled on and off our bow ramp loading and unloading day and night.

Carman Gentile <cgpiano[ at ]webtv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU-71, - YRS= '69 - '70 - BASE/location= Naval Support Activity, DaNang
FROM= Originally Michigan, now is Eureka, CA, CA
REFFERED By= surf
- Friday, August 25, 2000 at 23:30:33 (PDT)


Record 460
Really great site. Memories, memories. I was OinC on Swift boats and have been trying to locate old enlisted crew members; Rd3 Larry Jones (Pennsylvania?), Gmg3 Short, EN1 Elwart, Qm1 Mike Meeske (an Aussie as I remember) and Bm3 Kope (Oklahoma?). I would really like to hear from anybody I knew over there. MIKE GAN 281-342-5190

Mike Gann <gann3850[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= COSDIV 12 & 11, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= Danang & An thoi
FROM= Richmond, Tx
- Friday, September 01, 2000 at 10:05:53 (PDT)


Record 463
Great page! Was with Navy Lark Unit in Dongha about 5 klicks south of DMZ.68-69. WELCOME HOME EVERYONE!!!! SNAKE

Phil Rasnake <snake_41_99[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= AO-41 U.S.S. MATTAPONI, - YRS= 65-69 - BASE/location= San Fran.
FROM= logan, w.va.
REFFERED By= Surfing
- Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 08:41:36 (PDT)


Record 477
Looking for anyone or web page etc. with info on YFU s or LCU s. Landing craft

Bruce Pereira <turtle[ at ]cybertours.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU-70, Lighterage, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Danang, Vietnam
FROM= Wells, Me
- Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 10:03:08 (PDT)


Record 491
Great site, brings lots of memories. would like to find lost friends and fill in blanks in my memory. Served on YFU59 67-68-and 69 based in Danang went up coast to Dong Ha and points in between.

Richard Kenney <knell9[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU59, - YRS= 67-69 - BASE/location= Danang
Ca
REFFERED By= My Son
- Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 22:25:49 (PDT)


Record 496
I was on the skeelak (sp) for a month when I first got to Danang as a RMSN in Sept '68. I was glad to get off that dude and go to the White Elephant. I was there and at the Triangle in teletype repair until getting transferred to Sa Huynh in March '69. Got hit by RPG while riding in Army convoy 12 May 69. I joined the navy trying to avoid Vietnam. After all these years, these bullentin boards seen so surreal. Anybody out there that was at Sa Huynh, Literage, White Elephant? Philip Watson

Philip Watson <bravo10[ at ]airmail.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU - 74, - YRS= .25 - BASE/location= Danang/Literage
FROM= 9/1/68 - 10/1/68, tx
- Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 08:38:31 (PDT)


Record 498
I'm an RM who served in Danang at the Triangle and White Elephant from 9/67 - 3/68. Then, went to Cua Viet from 3/68 - 9/68. I'm in contact with a bunch of guys who worked in communications at Danang, Sa Huynh and Dong Ha. If you served in Danang or any of the detachments during 67 and 68 drop me a line. It would be great to hear from you. CUL Frank

Frank Cassidy <Intqrk5[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= NSAD, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Danang/Cua Viet
FROM= Wakefield, MA
- Friday, October 27, 2000 at 20:00:06 (PDT)


Record 515
Hell of a nice site.

Jerry Maxham <oscarwilde[ at ]webtv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= 269th Ord Det (EOD), - YRS= 69-71 - BASE/location= downtown DaNang, 45 Quang Trung St.
Fl
REFFERED By= search
- Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 11:35:52 (PST)


Record 519
looking for anyone aboard 3 boats i was assigned to. i have found one from the yfu4.i do have some pictures from all 3 of the boats [ 1,3,& 4 corps.]june 69-june 70.. also anyone who was onboard yfu7.. she was swamped and beached in a bad storm at an thoi islandin early 70.still looking for dave schultz [nj?] lcu1494, mike chronoviat [ yfu4] calif ? , poncho lcm814 [san diego?] satch lcm814 , dave lcm814....welcome home brothers.. bill hermann

bill hermann <bcvnrr6970[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= lcu1494, yfu4, lcm814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= nsa danang&nha be
FROM= florida, - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 09:58:09 (PST)


Record 525
NICE WEB SITE GLAD THAT I found it.miss the SHIPMATES THAT I served with have lost contact with most of them. would like to hear from them

DONALD W. WHITLER USN RET. <dwhitlerlucasco.net>
UNIT/SHIP= swiftboats, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= DANANAG/CHU-LAI
FROM= DES MOINES, IA
- Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 16:53:28 (PST)


Record 527
Nice to see the "Bad Ass" River Rats got their just due. The site is great. Charlie knew that we owned the rivers - day or night. The night ambushes sucked but I miss them now. Ben Luc was a vacation resort compared to "Life on barges". You have to give credit to those mechanics who kept those boats running. Thanks for all the memories even though most of them were bad. I've forgotten most of them. Joined the Army National Guard as a medic - I'm now a Command Sergeant Major. I'll never forget "The Nam".

CHARLES "DOC" THOMAS <TOPTHOMAS3219[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= ATSB MOC HOA, - YRS= 1970 FROM= OLD BRIDGE , NJ
- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 15:52:49 (PST)


Record 541
Served on the Pitkin County from 7-67 to 9-68 and the USS Tutuila ARG-4 from 6-69 to 6-70. Went everywhere on the Pitkin from Cua Viet down to Vung Tau and up the rivers. Stationed on the Tutuila at An Thoi and Vung Tau. Was a shipfitter on both ships. Would like to hear from and share the brown water experience with other LST sailors or mates from the Toot. Great Web Site! Keep up the great job and as Bob Hope would say, "thanks for the memories"!

Steve Holden <smholden[ at ]plix.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Pitkin County LST1082, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Guam, M.I.
FROM= Colville, Wa
- Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 21:01:32 (PST)


Record 543
Hey there! Did my Navy time in Okinawa '63-'67. Worked for AB&T on Tugs Michael and Cayuse in Danang and Vung Tau off/on 1968-1972. Had many USN buddies in both locations. Looing at the river maps is a trip back in time (although I think of that life quite often). I just wanted to say hello to all of you guys and just remember that you were a part of history and that those days are never to be repeated in your lifetime. For better or worse, one hell of a time! Good luck to all.

Roger Manley <bsmff[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Ab&T Tug Michael-Cayuse, - YRS= '68-'72 - BASE/location= Vung Tau-Danang
FROM= Los Angeles, Ca
REFFERED By= Surfed on while researching AB&T
- Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 19:05:05 (PST)


Record 547
I was on the lst 525 uss calorine county from 1965-1967 in county most of the time home port Gusm up and from DA Nang Chu lia Cav vat''' Then went to BOAT SUPPORT UNIT ONE then went to VIN LONG working support with the SEAL team there was on the insuren boats on the rivers shipfitter/ engenman// port gunner Hope that well do for now SKI SFM2

Frank Wojciechowski <wojo12922[ at ]cs.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Bost support unit one, - YRS= 1968 - BASE/location= Vinl Long
FROM= Billingham, WA
- Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 09:36:54 (PST)


Record 572
Served on board LCU1499 ( I really did--I was the cook) from Aug 68 to 69. Now that I think back it was good duty in comparison to the guys in the bush. We would pick up supplies in Danang and bring them up or down the coast, then up river to deliver our load and back again. We had fresh food, a place to sleep and a shower and head. What more could a person ask for. While I was there I took many photos and movies too. Many thanks to Kent for a great site. If any one wants some photos of the boats and rivers, I'll be glad to scan some to you

Joe Criscione <jconfuse[ at ]warwick.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1499, - YRS= Aug68-69 - BASE/location= NSA Danang
FROM= Port Jervis, N.Y.
- Monday, January 29, 2001 at 19:58:01 (PST)


Record 577
Hi, Great site. I served aboard the USS Chemung AO-30 '66 - '68. One WESTPAC Tour. July '68 to July '69 NAVSUPACT Danang. After Nam USS Passumpsic untill Jan. '70. On the Passumpsic I became friends with a river boat sailor who also just returned from Nam. He was on the delta. His Name is Allen Pritts from western Penna. Wouldn't mind talking to him again. Well thanks.

Al Evans <chemung_ao30[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YFR888 NAVSUPACT Danang, - YRS= 1968 - 1969 - BASE/location= Danang
FROM= Carbondale, Pa
REFFERED By= Search
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 06:15:30 (PST)


Record 578
Is there anybody out there who served aboard the Stone County (LST 1141) during '66 and '68? If there is, I'm looking for the whereabouts of LCDR Roy Story, our Skipper. This is a great sight, I found it by accident.

Charlie Fox <cppfox[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Stone County ( LST 1141), - YRS= 66-68 - BASE/location= Da Nang ,Market Time
FROM= San Clemente, CA
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:04:38 (PST)


Record 579


Big Al
UNIT/SHIP= YFR888, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Da Nang
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:28:10 (PST)


Record 582
STILL LOOKING FOR OLD ''BOAT MATES'' I WAS ON BOARD LCU1494 FOR 3 MONTHS UP IN 1 CORPS BEFORE GETTING TRANSFERRED DOWN TO NHA BE ON BOARD YFU4 THEN ONTO LCM814. LOOKING FOR PONCHO SATCH OR DAVE LCM814 [ OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT ]OPERATING INTO TRA CU, BEN LUC, OR MIKE CHRONOVIAT YFU 4[ THINK HE WAS CALIFORNIA ] OPERATING INTO SONG UN DOC, HA TIEN AN THOI. THANKS ...WELCOME HOME BROTHERS...BILL

BILL HERMANN <BCVNRR6970[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1494-YFU4-LCM814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= NSA DANANG , NHA BE
FROM= PORT ORANGE , FL
REFFERED By= JUST SURFED IN
- Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:58:31 (PST)


Record 599
I have been searching web sites hoping to locate Vets that were there and may have known or remember HMC"DOC"Lewis Long. I was referred here by someone who is familar with this site. My Dad was in Siagon in '63-'64 and was at Camp Pendelton, prior to being sent to DaNang. He left in Aug.of '65 aboard the USS Lanawee out of Long Beach with the 1stBN, 1stMarines 3rdMarine Div. There may be a chance that he was also in QuangNam.If any of you remember him Please e-mail me. Welcome home, and thank you. Terry

Terry <tfleming[ at ]nctimes.net>
- YRS= 65-66 - BASE/location= Da Nang/QuangNam
Ca
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 20:34:54 (PST)


Guest Record 628
I was on the boats Jan 69 until spring, when I was sent back to the states via med-evac.

NAME = Dave DeMaw <EMAIL = rdemaw[ at ]ziplink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1498, YFU 73
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = less than 1
FROM WHERE = Tolland, CT
- Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 09:17:53 (PDT)


Guest Record 630
Was in Vietnam from 1966-1967...Served on the LCU 1559. I have pictures and alot of good and bad memories of 1 year in hell.....

NAME = Dennis Mazza <EMAIL = wvmountaineer46[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1559
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn, PhanThiet, Da Nang, etc
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66'-67'
FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, wv
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 08:10:05 (PDT)


Guest Record 632
I STARTED OUT ON YFU-62 TILL SHE WAS MINED A WHILE AFTER TET-68. I THEN MOVED OVER TO THE 6-BOATS AT CAU-VIET. WHEN I GOT SHORT I WENT TO DANANG WAS THERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THEN I MADE ONE LAST TRIP UP TO TAM-MI, ON THE PURFUME RIVER BELOW HUE. I TOOK THEM A REPACEMENT BOAT. THAT I LOST STARBOARD ENGINE SURFING INTO THE RIVER MOUTH.THE NEXT DAY I BROUGHT OUT THE JUNKER. I CAUGHT A TOW BACK TO DANANG. WHERE I WAS ON THE LIST TO ROTATE BACK TO THE WORLD

NAME = WRIGHT, JOHN C. <EMAIL = jayc[ at ]socket.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = spec. unit II,3rd marines
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cau-viet, danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = MACON , MO.
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 20:51:42 (PDT)


Guest Record 636
Just saw the entry on boat that might be in Subic and thought of Morley Saffer's book on returning to Nam. He saw a huge junkyard at Danang that was full of U.S. jeeps, tanks, etc., all being sent to Japan for scrap. So that Toyota you're driving could be a reincarnated half-track.

NAME = ron cook <EMAIL = ron[ at ]desnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi and danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = salt lake, - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 13:59:12 (PDT)


Guest Record 640
served on PBR 88 as engineman and rear gunner. robert owensby was the gunnersmate. partied with jim rice,robert campbel and jimmy wiels. remember alot of faces but few real names. would like to hear from any of the old crews. still boatin the rivers. colorado river lake powell. just a rat at heart.

NAME = glenn johnson <EMAIL = provo.gjohnson[ at ]email.state.ut.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rivdiv543 baot 88 comSTABron 20
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cua viet-da nang- hoi anh grand canal
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10-69 10-70
FROM WHERE = lehi, ut
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 15:26:10 (PDT)


Guest Record 641
Thanks, Bubba. I can finally look at where all the stuff happened without going blitzo, if you know what I mean. I visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC last Summer for the first time. It helped to get rid of some hostilities I have carried for many years. I am currently involved in a web-page site for POWs/MIAs and it is very time consuming gathering information but well worth the effort. We cannot allow ourselves to forget those who have not yet come home. Thanks again for the refresher course.

NAME = Bill M. Clark
WEB SITE = msnhomepages.talkcity.com/msngamingzone/crazywilliam/bringthemhome.htm
<EMAIL = bclark6007[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 56 Lighterage Division Danang ( 1st. Tour)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= LSB Dong Tam '73 (2nd Tour)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
FROM WHERE = Dallas , TX
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 17:40:47 (PDT)


Guest Record 632
I STARTED OUT ON YFU-62 TILL SHE WAS MINED A WHILE AFTER TET-68. I THEN MOVED OVER TO THE 6-BOATS AT CAU-VIET. WHEN I GOT SHORT I WENT TO DANANG WAS THERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THEN I MADE ONE LAST TRIP UP TO TAM-MI, ON THE PURFUME RIVER BELOW HUE. I TOOK THEM A REPACEMENT BOAT. THAT I LOST STARBOARD ENGINE SURFING INTO THE RIVER MOUTH.THE NEXT DAY I BROUGHT OUT THE JUNKER. I CAUGHT A TOW BACK TO DANANG. WHERE I WAS ON THE LIST TO ROTATE BACK TO THE WORLD

NAME = WRIGHT, JOHN C. <EMAIL = jayc[ at ]socket.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = spec. unit II,3rd marines
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cau-viet, danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = MACON , MO.
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 20:51:42 (PDT)


Guest Record 668
the 329th supported the marines in eye corp, and was based in danang harbor near camp tien sha. we later moved down the coast to vung tau and supported the army at dong tam and throughout the delta. always envied you PBR guy's. great job on the site!

NAME = David Faulkner <EMAIL = dafturbo[ at ]excite.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 329th Trans. Co. (Hvy Bt) LCU 1575
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Vung Tau, Can Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
- Monday, May 14, 2001 at 15:24:54 (PDT)


Guest Record 673
Located this web site while surfin the web one day! COOL! All you guys that were on boats that operated out of the boat ramp at literage had to see me on time or another, I"am the guy who hustled your mail from the main base to the little PO hooch on the causeway at the boatramp.

NAME = karl robson bm2 <EMAIL = robsonletelnor.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nsa danang literage
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE = San Diego, ca
- Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 17:42:12 (PDT)


Guest Record 680
First of all thanks for doing all this work and setting this up for everyone. I have blocked out most of Vietnam. I was stationed in Danang for 3 months at the Naval Support Communications Center. I was then transferred to PBR Mobile Base One. Took me several days to find it. I bummed rides and whatever. Stayed at a SeaBees camp one night on the way there. Don't have a clue where that was. I was a Radioman 3rd class. PBR Mobile Base One was called "Curveball" and we were located in a cove. I remember one Sunday we had about 67 helicopters land on beach, sanddunes, and on our helo pad that held one to join us in our great meal. They mostly be 101st airborne and knew where to get a great meal. There was a fire on beach where some Army guys got burned up and our guys put out fire and got bodies out but too late. Believe this happened October 1970. We turned over everything to the South Vietamese and our barges, PBR's, and Mike 8 Boat were towed seaside. We went down the coast and our destination was Danang Harbour. This was about a month before I came home in April 1971. Like any information available from all Vietnam Vets - Army, Navy, Marines, etc. that were there during 1970-1971. I be from Charleston, WV and thankful for any help.

NAME = Ira Lee Dadisman, III <EMAIL = fisherman959[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = Charleston, WV
REFFERED By = myself just surfing
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 19:53:28 (PDT)


Guest Record 686
Did a 1 year tour in Naval Security in Danang, but had to give PBR's a try. I heard it was pretty exciting duty, and it damn sure was! I was with Riv.Sec 543 March to Sept. in Nha Be, was with 535 in Can Tho Sept. to March '68. Scott Delph (PBR 750) was my boat captain. Marc Cline and Tom Craghead were my best buds. It took 33 years, but I finally got the full story on PBR 750 thanks to this wonderful site. God Bless everyone who served.

NAME = Dan Kleinhesselink <EMAIL = dandeb[ at ]oregontrail.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA, Danang, River Sections 543 and 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Nha Be, Can Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = ' 66--' 68
FROM WHERE = Milton- Freewater, OR
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 21:24:25 (PDT)


Guest Record 689
I was in Cua Viet on the boats 69-70. If your looking for pictures on Opeation Clearwater and or CuaViet or RivDiv 543 start at www.tf116.org and you'll find pictures in their photo gallery (at the bottom) and one is the ramp at CuaViet - though they failed to say that it was taken after the typhoon trashed us but good.) I just started looking for stuff on my tour after my 1st run to the wall for Rolling Thunder last year - my 30th since a made back to the world -in one piece (had two boats blown out from under). Later - and Welcome Home Brothers! andy beall - coxswain - 69-70 ATSB Cua Viet, RV - a.k.a. ("NewYork")

NAME = andy beall (bell) <EMAIL = jabone[ at ]netzero.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CuaViet - DongHa
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = NewYork, NY
- Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 12:19:36 (PDT)


Guest Record 690
Just thought I would try to reach out to a few Navy guys from back there. I really had it made my first tour, clubs and messes, working on slot machines in Danang, traveling all over I corps. I tore up my knee one night durring a mortor attack on the base. I ended up in 106th army hospital, yokohama japan. I felt bad about bieng there with all the others on the limb ward. anyway, I voluntered for a second tour when I recovered. yrbm-17 dong-tam was my next duty station. worked on river boats, water pumps, ramp gaskets for mike boats. Was the original eager-beaver firefighter on the navy base. Helped set up thousands of cambidoian refugees in dong tam at the old 9th div army base. If David Casman, Kieth tyler, Nick Nagel, frenchy,bear,or anybody else want to talk. E-mail me. I have some old photos of yrbm-17 crew

NAME = Tim Wendel <EMAIL = firedog1225[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang (69) yrbm-17 (70)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp tin sha -DaNang, NSA-dong tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Houston , TX
- Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 12:13:27 (PDT)


Guest Record 691
was one of a handful of Seabees who supported a PBR group at ATSB Tra-Cu on Operation Giant Slingshot. Tra Cu was a small plot of land 2inches above sealeval appox: 5 miles from the cambodian boarder. was there on TAD for 3 months, wound up staying 6 befor returning with my unit in Da Nang. the reason I extended there was simple...I worked and fought alongside the best dam men in the Navy. "all gave some and some gave all" May God bless all who served.

NAME = Richard A. Jones <EMAIL = moosegone[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seabee's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Operation Giant Slingshot. Van Co Ta river ATSB Tra Cu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Easton, Pa.
- Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 18:49:40 (PDT)


Guest Record 696
time sure passes fast,doesn't seem like its been over 30 years.have alot of pictures of danang area and and different boats also of the perfume and cua viet rivers and hue and dong ha.would like to hear from other guys from Icorp.

NAME = john roberts <EMAIL = seabat_73703[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu24
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang.hue,dong ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3-68 to3-69
FROM WHERE = enid, ok
- Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:32:15 (PDT)




Guest Record 710
Hello fellow Gator Navy types and coast line sailors. I was on 3 LSTs and the USS WHITE RIVER from 1964 to 1968, seeing action in Vietnam on each one. My memory is that we were just doing the jobs assigned to us and didn't think anything about being heroes or doing anything special. -- Looking back, we were actually heroes. We did our duties, didn't think about doing anything else and deserve the kudos of the AMERICAN PUBLIC. I know that the WHITE RIVER received the SecNavUnitCommendation (2nd highest award in the Navy) an no telling what else and I suppose each ship I was on received something. I know that the USS WEXFORD COUNTY (LST 1168) was hit in Sept. 65 but fortunately the shell didn't explode. We laughed it off at the time but looking back, I realize that the entire crew is lucky to be alive. The TOM GREEN COUNTY and the WASHOE COUNTY were also work horses and exceptionaly active and heroic, **Its really hard to believe that I could have seen so much action in 4 years. Even rode helicopters off the White River going to get the mail. Had to fly over hundreds of miles of jungles and even drop down in them to let troops off going to and coming back from Chu Lai. A great experience but wouldn't want to do it again. Me and my mail bag saw lot of action each time we pulled into port. Rode on swift boats, tanks, jeeps, tanks that went into the ocean, everything. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM anybody onboard those ships (White River from around Mar 67 to July 68) (Wexord County around Dec. 64 to Mar 65) (Tom Green County arund Mar 66 to July 66) ( Washoe County around July 66 to Mar 67) The dates and people are obviously fuzzy at this point, especialy as I drank Vietnamese beer twice during those years and got completely wiped out. -- - - I spent several weeks at Monkey Mountain in Danang getting transferred from one ship ot another, was on shore patrol with a billy club and had to escort the drunk bus around the area while it was being attacked (I've never seen anything so incredibly dumb), and spent the last day there waiting for a swift boat to go down the entire coast of Vietnam to get to my new ship on operation I waited at the Vietnamese naval base, drinking Vietnamese beer, don't remember much about the ride down the coast except that we ran aground in enemy territory, etc. --- Anyway, it was a four year blast and I even found time to bring home a Philipphino wife. Salutes to all!! REMEMBER, we did the right thing. The USA let us down by fighting a limited war and not going after the enemy in North Vietnam. Thats why we won WW11 and WW1, we went after the enemy on their home ground (eventually). In addition, the protestors were protesting about the wrong thing ..... They should have been saying, Get in there, fight, get it over with and come home, not get out at any cost. REMEMBER, we can never fight another limited action. ITS WIN OR ELSE. DON'T FIGHT A HOLDING WAR!!!!! I believe that we did learn that lesson. WHAT EVER YOU DO..... Promote this slogan. No more limited wars. Go after the ENEMY. Regards. Wesley

NAME = WESLEY LANHAM <EMAIL = paperamericana[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS WHITE RIVER, WEXFORD COUNTY,TOMCGREEN COUNTY,WASHOE COUNTY
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 1/2
FROM WHERE = boyntonbeach, fla
REFFERED By = Stumbled in
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 00:41:21 (PDT)



Guest Record 711
Looking for Richard Thomas with whom I served on LCU 1617 out of DaNang in 67. He returned to Vietnam in 68 with a UDT team and I with the PBRs.

NAME = David Sheets <EMAIL = Davidmsw[ at ]chartermi.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1967 - LCU 1617, 68 - 69 PBR 66
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 09:25:20 (PDT)


Guest Record 712
Never hear about Cau Viet, guess we are lost in History.

NAME = Larry Gass
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATSB/NSAD Cau Viet, Base Security &USS Turner Joy DD951
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70/71
FROM WHERE = Sulphur, La
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 12:32:04 (PDT)


Guest Record 713
HI LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME OR OUR MIKE 8.MY DOCTORS SAY I HAVE PTS BUT I HAVE NO RECORDS THAT SAY I WAS IN DONG HA .I WAS THERE WHEN THE AMMO DUMP IN DONG HA WAS HIT 66-67 MABE SOMEBUDDY MIGHT REMEBER OUR BOAT WE ALWAYS HAD BEER AND ICE .WE HAD THE ONLY DOG,WE WATER SKIED BEHIND OUR BOAT. AND WE ARE THE ONLY CREW THAT WENT INTO DONG HA .I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR A COUPLE MARINES THAT PAINED MY BOAT. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER CREW MEMBERS FROM THIS ERA

NAME = HAROLD ROBERTS <EMAIL = HAROLD ROBERTS2001[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA MIKE 8'S
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG HA & CAU VIET
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65- 66-67-72
FROM WHERE = CHARLEMONT, MA
- Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 18:15:36 (PDT)


Guest Record 714
worked out of shop by apl-5 for awhile then moved to barr acks at the foot of monkey mountain, by camp tein sha. then went to cau viet. worked at the repair shop there for awhile then went back to DaNang

NAME = Bob Bell <EMAIL = kjbell[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = small craft repair facility
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang & cau viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Clarion, Pa.
REFFERED By = thought it was a bar
- Monday, July 09, 2001 at 19:07:46 (PDT)


Guest Record 721
Assigned to Literage boat Division to YFU 64. Made Many trips to different rivers. Would really like to hear from guys on the YFU 64 plus Frank Tomas on the LCU 1614? Spent my last 4 months on YRBM 20 on the Ben Luc River driving boats around the 20 to shoot at debris in the water. Couple of shots that Hawley has of me waterskiing behind a boston wailer down from the 20..I've tried many times to locate guys like Nick Toto that was on my boat but have not seen anything on any sight for the YFU 64. Thanks Ken for the Opportunity to try to find them. Thirty one years is a long time to remember. Also I was on watch on the 20 when the cobra when in and also I was on the boat that picked up the helio the next day.

NAME = Donald L. Clark <EMAIL = donclark1948[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 64 Literage, Second YRBM 20 Ben Luc
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, Hey, Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = May/69 May/ 70
FROM WHERE = San Diego, , Ca
REFFERED By = Friend Paul Wood
- Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 13:00:31 (PDT)

Guest Record 724
YR-71 was at SCRF Annex, Camp Tien Shau, DaNang. We repaired and recovered PBR's (RIVDIV 543) and Swift Boats. With our LCM-8 that was made into a floating mobile drydock. After the turn over of the Swifts, the PBRs as well as the Coast Guard Cutters. We were sent south first to Cat LO then Vung Tau (rough duty) then up river to Bhien Thuy. Set up shop mid-river outside NAVSUPACT Bhien Thuy until we we moved up river to Tan Chau. We were at Tan Chau for a few months then we had company...If I remember correctly it was APL-23. Then it came time to DEROS...being a snipe meant sea duty....so I ETS and joined the Army. Spent 23 years in the military and without a doubt my tours in the Brown Water Navy is what I consider the high light of my career... not only because of the location by the people that I had the pleasure of serving with... God Bless! Welcome Home Brother... Steve Dall

NAME = Steve Dall <EMAIL = dall48[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-71
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Vung Tau, Bhien Thuy, Tan Chau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68,69, 70-71
FROM WHERE = Esparto, CA
REFFERED By = Just passn' thru...
- Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 09:19:26 (PDT)



Record 735
I served on MSB 34 out of Nha Ba. for 6 months and sent to Dang Nang for the rest of my tour. I would like to hear from anyone who served with MinRon 11 Det A of Min Div 112 during this time frame.

NAME = Russell Jones
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Ba
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Henryettta, Ok
- Friday, July 27, 2001 at 12:27:26 (PDT)

Record 736
This is a good site. I have seen writings and pictures of boats in the Mekong Delta, and even the Coastal Patrol type of craft, but never anything on River Operations in I Corps, particularly covering the Cua Viet River. I guess us Army "boatie" (Aussie friends term) took over after most of the US Navy and Marine Corps returned home. You Navy guys should take your place of "Honor" for your duty in I Corps during the more dangerous and critical phases of that War. "Brown Water" was not exclusively the Mekong Delta. Adios, Beau

NAME = Beau
WEB SITE = http://www.geocities.com/beaugestes2001/Beau.html
<EMAIL = Beau[ at ]2Die4.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army YFU in I Corps
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang was our home base
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = "P-Town", CA
REFFERED By = just curiosity
- Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 07:25:16 (PDT)

Record 737
Would like to hear from anyone that was at Tan My from 67-68.

NAME = Terry Blanco <EMAIL = Go4it55100[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lighterage Dept (LCM-8)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAVSUPPACT DaNang (Tan My)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 - 68
FROM WHERE = Germantown , TN
REFFERED By = Just surf on in
- Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 04:46:01 (PDT)

Record 738
I was stationed on the LCU 1475 from August 1968 until August 1969. I'd love to hear from other "brownwater sailors".

NAME = Robert A. Cross <EMAIL = riverrat1475[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1475
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE = Livingston, NJ
- Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 05:49:49 (PDT)

Record 751
I served aboard the USS CLARKE COUNTY LST-601 from Nov.`65 until Sept.`67. The first time I saw the CC was in the reserve fleet at the Philly Navy Yard. My first enlistment I was stationed aboard a tin-can, the A.A. CUNNINGHAM DD-752, from Apr.`63 until Sept.`64. Now this was a real awakining...LST...Amphibwhat...recommissioning...Vietnam !!!I was aboard the CC thru the re-activation at New York Shipbuilding in Camden,N.J., the recommissioning at Phila. Naval Station, all the outfitting, sea-trial`s, and underway training all along the East Coast. The transit of the Panama Canal enroute to NSA Saigon to off-load an LCU. Operated up and down the SVN Coast from the Delta to the DMZ... Da Nang, Chu Lai, Qui Nhon, and Cau Viet to name a few. Participated in Operation Market time, Game warden and Deckhouse IV. Served as Mother Ship to several PCF Squadrons. The last time I saw the CC was somewhere off the coast in Sept.`67, when I boarded the Coast Guard Cutter, Point Jefferson, which took me to Cat Lo. Back to the World. I would like any former shipmates or marines who were aboard then to contact me. This is a GREAT site. Will visit often. Thank`s Kent.

NAME = Bill Stute DC2 <EMAIL = stubil[ at ]mwt.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Clarke County LST-601
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon, Da Nang, Chu Lai, Qui Nhon, Cau Viet and the Delta.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Seneca, Wis
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 07:58:55 (PDT)

Record 752
Patrol Boat Captain with Dong Ha River Security Group LCPLs. My call sign was Stingray 12. My boat was the only new MK-12 LCPL on the Cua Viet river. Also Patrol Boat Captain of PB-44 Da Nang Harbor Patrol. Was in Nam 68/69. Looking for those who served with me. I am also writing a book about Cua Viet, Dong Ha River Security Group, RivDiv 543, and etc. Need all info, memoirs, stories, rosters, pictures or anything else anyone can provide. I guarantee that whatever you can provide will be copied or photographed and returned to you in the exact condition in which it was sent and you will get full credit in the book. Am also building a website for Cua Viet and everyone who servced there in any capacity. Will post when it is up and running. email me... Thanks... William Cooper

NAME = William Cooper (QM2) (Stingray 12) <EMAIL = hott[ at ]cybertrails.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Dong Ha River Security Group & Da Nang Harbor Patrol
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet & Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = Eagar, AZ
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 08:58:07 (PDT)

Record 753
You might want to look at the "mike"boat at the top of your home page Kent, it's an LCVP. Kent, this site gets bigger and better all the time, you have done yourself proud. I'm calling for all the 543 sailors to get in touch with me, and they should all go to hawaii-pacific.com Duck Meiers is building an outstanding website for Riv Div 543. Give me mail!

NAME = Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley <EMAIL = pbrmike543[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv543 - 131, 129 and the 91 boat
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet, Danang and Hoi Anh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3-69 to 3-70
FROM WHERE = Near Redding , CA
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 20:58:05 (PDT)

Record 756
started out at danang on larc's from there to tam my, mine sweeping the river, i also had a dog named ensign, after reading some of the story's on this web it has brought back some good and some bad stuff to remember any help in trying to remember would be a lot of help hope to hear from someone that might know me. and welcome back home to all

NAME = Roger Osborne <EMAIL = karisdad2001[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 6 #14 and #37
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAM MY to HUE Perfume River
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68/69/70 early7
FROM WHERE = FT. LAUDERDALE, FLFLe
REFFERED By = this site
- Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 13:25:22 (PDT)

Record 757
I worked on the ramp at Dong Ha on the Cua Viet River unloading the supplies for the 3rd. Mar. Div. that came up on the boats from Danang. I would like to hear from anyone who was ststioned at NSAD Dong Ha from 1969 to 1970.

NAME = Paul Kuzman <EMAIL = muleshoe28[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Dong Ha
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Kalamazoo, Mi
- Monday, August 13, 2001 at 12:20:03 (PDT)

Record 761
THERE WERE GOOD TIMES THERE WAS BAD TIMES I TRY TO REMEBER THE GOOD

NAME = JIM DISNEY EN3 <EMAIL = jmdisney[ at ]infocom.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1077 USS PARK COUNTY
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG DMZ MOST OF THE TIME
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = RICHMOND, IN
REFFERED By = SURFED IN LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 06:15:50 (PDT)

Record 766
Arrived in Danang in Nov. '66 and spent the first few months on APL 27. Next, Danang West Security, living at Camp Tien Sha for about a year - then moved out to Camp Carter until March '69. Six months after being discharged, returned to RVN as a civilian (Sept '69) and went to work for the PX system until June '73. Then home for good. Made some special friendships while in country and wonder where some of the others are now...Great web site. Thanks.

NAME = Bob Reynolds <EMAIL = hoangt[ at ]mailandnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Danang West Security
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha & Camp Carter, NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 29 Months Navy/4+ Civilia
FROM WHERE = DeSoto , Tx
- Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 12:21:37 (PDT)

Record 769
I made my First Wes-Pac in Jan. 67 aboard the USS Princeton LPH5. Lost alot of our marines on that cruise, God bless them. Got orders and went to PBR Mobile Base One in about May of 68. Served with a great bunch of officers and enlisted men.Went up to Cua Viet to work on boats once and the rest of the time either on base or patrol.Mostly did fiberglass repair on the PBRs.Made another WES - Pac on the USS CREE ATF 84 chasing a Russian trawler up and down the coast of Nam.Hope any MB1 sailors or 521 sailors that see this have joined the MB1 site.

NAME = Richard Mckelvey <EMAIL = riverrat1969[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity Da Nang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= PBR Mobile Base One Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68-69
FROM WHERE = Kiefer, OK
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Friday, August 17, 2001 at 22:23:37 (PDT)

Record 771
Just looking for any guys that served with me on the SCRF Diving Barge in Danang around Feb & Mar of 71. Also guys that may have served in Cat Lai as Advisors to the LDNN Vietnamese Diving Salvage Crews and Mobile Combat Dive Teams in 1971. I also knew afew good guys that stayed in our hooch in Cat Lai that were attached to HCU-1. You guys did a GREAT JOB.

NAME = Eldridge Fowler <EMAIL = eldridgefowler[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SCRF Diving Barge, Danang, Also LDNN Advisor in Cat Lai, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
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- Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 10:11:21 (PDT)

Record 774
Hello all the Air Force men that were stationed at Monkey Mountain. Remember when we painted "boom boom rock!" Boy were you guys mad. I still have lots of pictures of the area and of course the "US Navy GREY" boom boom rock. From Tom one of the Navy guys stationed at the mountain 68 to 69.

NAME = Thomas McKnight <EMAIL = zorro.244[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Com7thFlt Det B
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Monkey Mountain
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = Fort worth, TX
REFFERED By = Surfin in
- Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 20:56:54 (PDT)

Record 785
I served as gunners mate on the YFU-67 from March of 68 to March of 69. We did what all the other crews did, deliver the cargo no matter what it was, and no matter where. I am proud to have served in the "U" boats.

NAME = Joe Taylor <EMAIL = joetay[ at ]rocketmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-67
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 1/2
FROM WHERE = Brodhead, KY
- Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 07:26:36 (PDT)

Record 795
Norman Wayne Mocabee was my brother. He passed away on October 5, 2000 from Agent Orange related Pacreatic cancer. He never spoke much of Viet Nam, other than he served on the Bayfield and Enterprise, and that he was on PBR somewhere around DaNang area. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received when two boats came under attack. He was there from 66 thru 68. He graduated from high school in New Jersey and enlisted in California/ basic in San Diego? If anyone served with him or knew him, please contct me. Also, if anyone can help me find out how to get the VA to allow a dying vet to die in any VA hospital, please e-mail me. My brother's story of dying is only three weeks long, but too long for this guest book. I made him a promise before he died but don't know how to fulfill it. If anyone would be interested in helping me or hearing his VA story.......please contact me. Thank you all who fought for my safety and my future, bless ya. Great site

NAME = Phoebe Mocabee <EMAIL = nwlskid[ at ]juno.com>
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 18:42:28 (PDT)

Record 814
I was assigned to PBR Mobile Base One when it was still on the drawing board. At the time, no one could tell me anything about the base. After SERE training, I found it in Long Beach, CA. At that time it was just four barges being built and outfitted. It was ready to deploy in September of 1967. We loaded it aboard two LSD's; the Comstock and Whetstone and set sail for Saigon. Rough water made the crossing to Pearl a nine day ordeal. Before Pearl we got orders to Danang. I don't do rough seas very well (Being from the mid-west, I never learned about sea sickness until I joined the Navy.) At Pearl, I talked my skipper into letting me fly on ahead to Danang and set everything up for the base's arrival. We were towed up to Tan My at the mouth of the Perfume River from Danang in calm seas and anchored with four 6,000lb Danforth anchors. The PBR's showed up a few days later and started their patrols. Things were very quiet in that area of Vietnam until TET. Even then, the base itself never saw any action. To my knowledge, everyone got home safe and sound.

NAME = Dave Tolhurst <EMAIL = dctolhurst[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Lakewood, OH
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 18:08:57 (PDT)

Record 819
Arrived 28 June 1969. Departed 29 June 1970. Served whole time on YFU64 as an Engineman. Remember Don Clark who has visited this site. Also, Nick Toto(NY), John "Aardvark" Nowak(NY), Howard Van Erem(WI), Thomas Jefferson Pate, some Army Warrant named Ferriby (?), and a lot of faces without names. I have a few pictures around the house somewhere. I also remember an EM3 named Ken Seith(NY) who after a trip to Subic Bay prompted us to paint "Almost Cherry" on the con until command in Danang had us remove it. It was a long year and a lot of work. I also remember the chief snipe on YFU61 was a good friend of mine named Karl "Red" Anderson. Last I knew he lived in FL but was originally from upstate NY. We went thru 9 craftmasters in the time I was there. Only one injured and evac'd. Would love to hear from any others who ever did time on YFU64.

NAME = Mike Jarboe <EMAIL = mike.b.jarboe[ at ]lmco.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lighterage Division - YFU64. Later on AD17 USS Piedmont
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Chu Lai, Sa Huynh, Cu Dai, Tam Ky, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, et al...I Corps
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun'69-Jun'70 & July '72
FROM WHERE = Then Louisville, Ky. Now Denver, CO, KY
REFFERED By = Stumbled onto this surfing.
- Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 07:44:08 (PDT)

Record 828
Lived at Ten Shaw, worked at the White Elephant. I kept up with the location and status of LCU's, YFU's, water barges, reefers and a couple of tugs. I think there were about 116 in 1968. Other folks in my division set up the re-supply of ships while they were in DaNang and some were harbor pilots. After 30 some years only a few names are still with me: QM2 Dusty Vincent, QM2 Nick Jennings, QM1 Wilkinson, QM1 Camron & BMCM Gonzales. Most of those were career Navy........I was the lowly YNSN, only in to get out. Glad to have found this web site. Pictures brought back a lot of memories I had forgotten.

NAME = Larry Crowe <EMAIL = ljcrowe[ at ]meginc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Port Services Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = winchester, ky
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 18:46:56 (PDT)

Record 830
Was a BM3 on LCU 1477 and went through the turnover to the South Vietnamese. Went to another boat group after the turnover.

NAME = Mark Smith <EMAIL = MarkS[ at ]gottsch.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1477
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Omaha , NEB
REFFERED By = Serf
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 14:29:43 (PDT)

Record 832
Great site been looking for this site for a very long time Brings back a lot of old times .Thanks for your web site.

NAME = Jerry W Gurka <EMAIL = Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1484, LCM8 967
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Sandramp
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/68
FROM WHERE = Jaccsonville , Fl
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 10:07:52 (PDT)

Record 835
I spent about 6 mo in Danang at the ET shop and then they sent just me to a bunch of new guys in Cat Lo and then on to Long Phu via a landing craft( can't remember the name of the craft). We worked on Swift Boats, PBRs and other boat electronics - Radios, Radar and the like. I remember the Army bringing their boats in to be worked on. In Long Phu, I did none of that twidget stuff. I filled sand bags and built bunkers, rebuilt a small fiberglass boat with a ship fitter named Kenny Kane. That was 30 years ago. Any one out there remember Danang Navsupfac or Long Phu?

NAME = Andy Stimpson <EMAIL = stimp04[ at ]digitalexp.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nav Sup Fac
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 - 1971
FROM WHERE = Billerica , Mass
- Friday, October 05, 2001 at 17:22:24 (PDT)

Record 843
I WAS ATTACHED TO THE TEIN SHA SECURITY GROUP. WE SENT GROUP AS FAR NORTH AS CUA VIET AND BELOW CHU LAI. I WAS ON THE TEIN SHA PENNISULA WHEN THEY TURNED THE SWIFT BOATS OVER TO THE VIETS. IN THE TYPHOON OF 71 THEY ALL (9) SUNK AT THE PIER BECAUSE THE VIETS WERE AFRAID TO MAN THEM AND PUT THEM IN THE HARBOR.SICKENING, WHEN YOU LOVED THOSE BOATS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

NAME = JAMES (BEAR) BROWN <EMAIL = JBrown2456[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG, SECURITY DET
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12 MOS
FROM WHERE = 12/70 TO 1/72, TEXAS
- Friday, October 12, 2001 at 22:49:26 (PDT)

Record 846
I would like to correspond with anyone who was at Camp Tien Sha, frequented the Acey/Ducey Club and knew Richard Wiggins who was a BM2 Coxwain. He was my brother, probably drank a lot, very personable and a damn good sailor.

NAME = Lcdr George Wiggins USN (Retired) <EMAIL = george_and_sue[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1979
FROM WHERE = mARION, IL
- Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 21:19:27 (PDT)

Record 848
Recue Aircrew in UH-2B, DaNang. Looking for Chuck Fields AMS2. I was staioned with him in HC-4 Lakehurst N.J..Chuck was one of the first volunteers for HAL-3 Seawolves and participated in Operation Gamewarden. I think that was in early 1967.

NAME = Joe Van Simaeys <EMAIL = flyusnp3[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HC-4 Det.36
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968
FROM WHERE = Detroit, Mi.
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 12:05:12 (PDT)

Record 856
Just a Amphib sailor, doing a 9 month WesPac cruise, we supported the FMF with landing crafts assault operation and ship to shore gunfire.

NAME = C. Quinnell <EMAIL = Locazul51[ at ]Yahoo.Com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ogden LPD-5
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Cua Viet and DMZ
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = N.Central, Mt
- Monday, October 22, 2001 at 07:13:39 (PDT)

Record 870
Hi shipmates,its been along time,maybe you guys can e-mail me.I was a seamen in Danang,from1969-70.worked the pusher boats and had anphibious training in little creek va.By the way is chief Scott still around also joe flicko,remember are hong kong girl shirley pak?also Bob murphys brother,the pro golfers brother,D parker,Tom tucker.Steve riley.well glad we made it back in 1970,would be great to hear from anyone who was there when I was,best regards to all BOB MAC.

NAME = robert maccagnano <EMAIL = rmaccagnan[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = fireboat 4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = BRONXS, N.Y.
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:04:04 (PST)

Record 872
SEAMAN,IN DA NANG,69-70.LOOKING FOR CHIEF SCOTT,T. TUCKER,D PARKER,STEVE RILEY.WORKED THE PUSHER BOATS AND WAS ON FIREBOAT 4,ON CHINA BEACH.WORKED WITH UDT TEAMS AND HAD MY AMPHIBIOUS TRAING IN LITTLE CREEK VA.GLAD WE MADE IT BACK HOME FROM MY GROUP THAT WAS AT VIETNAM IN 69-70.HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS,ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAVY DEPOT ROCKET ATTACK IN 70?WELL ALL STAY WELL,AND BEST REGARDS TO ALL WHO REPLY.BOB-MACCAGNANO.E-MAIL RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM.

NAME = ROBERT MACCAGNANO <EMAIL = RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FIREBOAT 4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = BRONXS, NEW YORK
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:44:25 (PST)

Record 876
Visited from Phan Rang to Dong Ha, was in the Hue area cargoing to Hue or Dong Ha from December 1967 until rotation in April 1968. Caught a 130 from Da Nang to Cam Ranh to go home. I have some pictures, not many of the time from December '67 until leaving in April '68. I do have pictures of the '59 after the incident in Duc Pho in '67. I saw a sight from someone that was on the '59 after that period.I have pictures of the 97th Heavy Boat Company Beach at Cam Ranh and the '47 on dry dock at Cam Ranh in '67. I also have pictues of many of the boats of the 97th. I believe I have a slide of the '39 after the mine attack in '68 with her hull bent in the well deck about a foot. I haven't looked at the slides for a few years so I'm not sure what I have. I would like to hear from some of you, getting old now but still working and still making it happen.

NAME = Jim Pallas <EMAIL = ctn87816[ at ]centurytel.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Army LCU 1547
BASEs or LOCATIONS= 97th Heavy Boat Cam Ranh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 19:22:39 (PST)

Record 881
I was a quartermaster on YFU-18, YFU-55, and LCU-1614. Made many trips to Hue, Dong Ha, Chu Lai, and a few to Sa Huynh. We also got involved in pulling the Third Marines out of Quang Tri back in November and December of 69. The last month of two of my tour was spent on LCU-1475, getting it fixed up to turn over to the RVN Navy. The RVN's needed a boat in much better condition than we Americans required. I have lots of photos, but have to dig them out.

NAME = Ron Mathis <EMAIL = rpmathis[ at ]email.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, YFU-18, YFU-55, LCU-1614, USS Pawcatuck, AO-108
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Yankee Station, NSA Danang, Mayport FL
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/69-4/70
FROM WHERE = Martinez, GA
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 00:43:50 (PST)

Record 886
Was on YFU-64 1967-1968. Very tough times on the Cua Viet & Perfume Rivers with heavy casualties during the first five months of 1968. Looking for crew members of my boat who survived Defries, Gonzalez. Scuzzari, Willie Speck, Torrance, Morales, Gregory.......or from others who spent that year on other "U" boats, and share many of the same memories. Bob "Mack" Mackoul

NAME = Bob "Mack" Mackoul <EMAIL = Mackyfu64[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-64
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, & DMZ
YEARs in VIETNAM = June 67-June68
FROM WHERE = Brookyn (then) Long Island (now), NY
REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 20:57:22 (PST)

Record 897
Never forget going south few days before Thanksgiving 1969 to unnamed beach to moved an Army Const Unit. After removeing a tank and an APC went back for third load. There were 5 to 15 foot waves that day from a typhoon moving in. As we went in a wave broached our Mike 8. A dozer operator with the Army Const Unit had been pushing us off the sand bar till we could back under up our own power. Needless to say this time another wave came in as he pushed us off. The blade of the dozer cut a hole below the water line unknown to us . As we backed off we lost power two one engine, side with the hole. The mike 8 set prowerless around 40 yards off the beach on the sand bar. Had to tie it off to a dozer wench line. We set there on the beach till after Christmas waiting out the storm with the Cont Unit and an Army guard.A choppter flew in every day with mail for some, long rats and always a couple bottles of booze. Our secured beach (200x200 yds ? maybe) was next to some unknowen river.at the base of a mountian of DaNang at and old village site around 2-3 days by Mike 8 They finally got a Navy sea tug to pull our boat off and we headed back to DaNang. That first meal on the tug, steak and fries I can still taste. As we got Monkey Mountian in view, the tow line on the LCM broke. It ended up sinking in sight of the docks at Monkey Mountian. Anyone who remembers this Christmas of 1969 in Nam? Email me.

NAME = Paul Fitch <EMAIL = pjfitch3152[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSuppAct , DaNang Lightage Div. Mike 8 boats (LCM8)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= across the road from Camp Ten Shaw on the beach
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Pineville, WV
REFFERED By = search
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 08:04:29 (PST)

Record 904
hi to all danang area vets,hope youre all doing well,if anyone spots my name drop me a line.i worked at hecp and worked with red beach and harbor patrol units

NAME = walt hummel <EMAIL = walthummel[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = john w weeks,long beach,gridley,wilhoite,.brush
BASEs or LOCATIONS= harbor control,sec/intl. danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
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- Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 13:33:31 (PST)

Record 912
would like any of the salors I seved with contact me

NAME = Donald W. Whitler <EMAIL = dwhitler[ at ]lucasco.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Swift boat repair
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dnang-Chu lia
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = des moines, iowa
REFFERED By = surfing
- Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 19:35:57 (PST)

Record 915
In the spring of 1970 we moved some boats [swifts] from seafloat to the mekong in support of an operation to cease arms movement out of Cambodia. Our boats were used for insetion of army [Green Berets I think] for making a sweep of an island that layed both in Camboadia and Nam and then stood off to give needed fire support. While holding off about 1/4 mi. reported to boat officer that small arms fire was coming from one of two houches [huts] on shore. This info was relayed to those in charge and was given orders to lay in 50cal fire on targets. Walked in 50cal onto houch #1 and it went up in ball of flames. One NVA tried to ecape to other houche and took him out. Ground ops captured number of arms in 2nd houche. I don't remember the name of this op, but we had support of Seawolf and Cobra gunships. Before or after this op we were policing river traffic coming out of Cambodia and the largest and highest Noahs arc like barge came down river. we determined to leave it alone and let it be searched by an other group [;.. When I find my slides I will post pixs of this craft and op

NAME = Ron Chase <EMAIL = windrider18[ at ]excite.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Swifts PCF12
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang & Seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = June 1969-June 1970
FROM WHERE = Kamiah, Id
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 17:06:02 (PST)

Record 918
I reported to NSA Danang June 66 and was assigned to literage. At first I worked at the ramp and in August we took the LCM8-860 up the Thu Bong river as part of a marinecorps search and destroy operation called "Swanee". We ended up leaving the Mike boat on the river and returned to Danang by truck via hill 55. When we got back I had orders to go to Japan and be part of a group to pick up three U-boats, I was assigned to YFU 62. I had heard that she had been mined shortly after I had left, but had no confirmation of it until tonight when I saw her picture on your web site. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows what happened to the crew, I sure would like to find out, if any of you guys are out there drop me an e-mail.

NAME = Bill Chilton <EMAIL = billmargc[ at ]shaw.ca>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM8 860 YFU62
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = Canada, REFFERED By = Found your site by pure luck
- Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 17:49:04 (PST)

Record 923
Here's another good web page with into on Da Nang and a lot of good pictures. www.wardogs.com

NAME = Stan Houlberg <EMAIL = shoulberg[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 74
YEARs in VIETNAM = One
FROM WHERE = Van Nuys, Ca
- Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 17:27:45 (PST)

Record 936
I spent 1 1/2 years in country. I made a good friend in Glen Washburn as a result of my time there, which was the best thing that came out of my tour.

NAME = John Fitzgerald <EMAIL = jfactar144[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YW 101
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/68-7/69
FROM WHERE = Wayne, NJ
REFFERED By = Glen Washburn
- Friday, December 14, 2001 at 06:07:38 (PST)

Record 940
I came on board LST-1123 Jan 68 at NSA Da Nang. Chief ordered me to the pier for beer call. I was 20, told the chief I was too young to drink. He said "where the hell do you think you are? " I drank my first of many beers: Pabst Blue Ribbon. I was fresh from Great Lakes Engineman A School and they made me the logroom yeoman. When I became EN3, I was fuel oil water king and in charge of aux engine room. We delivered suppies to Cua Viet, Chu Lai,and up the Bassac River to the Mobile Riverine Force. We patrolled the coast in Market Time and hosted PCFs and their crews. I would like to hear from anyone who served on the Sedgewick County during 1968-69, especially Walter Johnson, Rick Perryman, Bruce Chaffee, Lonnie French, Bruce Mazzone and others I worked with. 4706 W. Bruce, Santa Ana, CA 92703 or 714-554-2849

NAME = John Henneke
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST-1123 Sedgewick County
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69
FROM WHERE = Garden Grove, CA
REFFERED By = Mobile Riverine Force Assn link
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 21:57:05 (PST)

Record 941
Would llike to hear from any shipmate I served with from Jan. 1951 to Aug. 70. Was in many Mine Force ships and commands. Instructor duty '63-'66. Trained MSB relief boat crews '69-'70 at Mine Ron 11 in Long Beach until retirement there. QMC Leroy Kenner, USN, (Ret.) Now live in Cedaredge, CO

NAME = Leroy Kenner <EMAIL = Leroy327[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF Div 102, which became Coastal Division 12
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Denver, CO
REFFERED By = surfed on
- Monday, December 17, 2001 at 16:42:47 (PST)

Record 944
Spent 23 yrs in the Navy but that tour remains the worst yet the best. Great friends/shipmates. Could write a book about what took place with that bunch. If you were part of that bunch, drop me a e-mail. Afew names I recall: HMl Billy Moore; BM1 Berg; GM2 Leach; YN2 Wynkoop; ENC Strong; Ensign Jones.

NAME = Flip Turner <EMAIL = aturner[ at ]1st.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-71
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 67-Jan68
FROM WHERE = Barnesville, OH
REFFERED By = Surfed on
- Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 07:45:38 (PST)

Record 956
Served on rivers from Song Ong Doc to Nha Be from April 1970 to December 1970. Was in ComRivDiv 131 and ComRivDiv 153 while on Alpha 1 boat. Served as Advisor in Danang at Camp Tien Sha at weapons repair facility from December 1970 to March 1972. Love to hear from anyone who may remember being in those locations or shared a cold drink together.

NAME = Henry Archer, Jr. <EMAIL = harcher[ at ]cinergy.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB-1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Doc, Dong Tam, Nha Be, Danang, Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = Apr 70 to Mar 72
FROM WHERE = Princeton, Indiana
REFFERED By = Just Cruising
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 21:44:29 (PST)

Record 974
Arrived in the Nam for Tet '68 aboard USS Kemper County (LST854) in support of river ops. Hit bases in all Corps but spent most of our time between DaNang and Saigon. Watched fuel piers a Vung Tau go up one night after rocket attacks on LST. Upon return to the world to see all the antiwar stuff of 69-74 in SoCal and San Francisco, stayed in reserves and joined PBRs at Mare Island. Got commissioned in '73 and checked out in '74...now a family man with my own two little reasons to continue to uphold and defend our freedoms and way of life forever and "against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Peace and Strength in Unity and Freedom.

NAME = Travis McCann <EMAIL = travis_mccann[ at ]dca.ca.gov>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Kemper County, CosRiv Div11
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet, Chu Lai, Vung Tau, Saigon, DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA
REFFERED By = Just Browsing PBR sites
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:04:32 (PST)

Record 995
Semper Fi to all you Navy guys.I was "in and around"Danang mostly,from 4/68 to 5/69.Did some time with 1/27 and 1/7.I got to visit the NSA Hospital in Danang sometime in '68 due to eye problems and really bad headaches.Life is good.It's all gravy since 1969.

NAME = Dwight Powers <EMAIL = dtjp[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1stFSR/FLC
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Red Beach etc.
YEARs in VIETNAM = '68/' 69
FROM WHERE = orig.Levittown-now L.Beach, N.Y.
REFFERED By = web crawler
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 16:56:15 (PST)

Record 1001
I am looking for the Larry Conley who served on the USS Gallup in 1967. I believe he may be my father and I have searched unsuccessfully for him for 20 years. I just found out one served on this ship. If you are him, know him, or have info on him, please contact me.

NAME = Patrick Timothy Conley <EMAIL = timncarla41598[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS GALLUP PG 85
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = NC OR VA, - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 19:27:41 (PST)

Record 1006
i STARTED OUT IN DA NANG ON LCM6 #9. WE WERE THE MAIL BOAT AND OFFLOADED CARGO FROM SHIPS IN THE HARBOUR. IN AUG. OF 66 I TRANSFERRED TO YFU-66. WE MADE MANY TRIPS TO DONG HA, HUE. TOOK MARINES AND 176S TO DONG HA FOR KHE SANH. I REMEMBER HEARING LATER A SHELL SHORT FIRED AND SOME OF GUN CREW WERE LOST. NOTHING WAS BUILT UP TO MUCH WHEN I GOT THERE BUT IMPROVEMENTS CAME QUICKLY. DEEP WATER PIERS,COLD STORAGE FACILITY TO NAME A FEW. GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE. IT BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES.

NAME = Dave Rowland <EMAIL = rkatie161[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-66
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DA NANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = WOODLAND, CA
REFFERED By = SURFING
- Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 21:28:26 (PST)

Record 1007
I haven't talked about experience much. I have lived on the edge ever since I've been back. From high voltage lineman, to firefighter, to biker and now cowboy. Gotta stay busy. I respect all my Vet Bros.

NAME = Jon Robert Pearrow (Red) <EMAIL = jrpearrow[ at ]mvtel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang Security, Armoury
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tein Sha
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 69, April 70
FROM WHERE = Mountain View , Ar
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 13:54:52 (PST)

Record 1009
Looking for anyone who was in ,Tan San Nut Airbase in Saigon sometime in 67 or 68 when a missle came through the roof of main terminal. Would like to verify date and try to find a black soldier,with bad head wound,standing next to me. There was such caos at time I couldn't find out anything, and had to fly out. Have always prayed that he made it and if he did maybe he can e-mail me.

NAME = Jim Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16, Mso-455, Uss Jenkins (DD-447)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang,Catlo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,67,68
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 23:37:07 (PST)

Record 1014
Looking for ex MSO crewmen. We are organizing a National MSO Organization, yet to be named. So far have approx. 400 guys who served and are interested. Please contact me for further details. February 1, 2002 PS You Brownwater guys did a great and heroic job. Bravo Zulu

NAME = Larry Fugh (EX EM2) <EMAIL = flafoo[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Esteem, MSO 438
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1962
FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Friday, February 01, 2002 at 08:41:21 (PST)

Record 1015
Arrived Vietnam Christmas 69. Served on the mike6 causeway Da Nang, also went on operation to retrieve typoon beached MSO. Later served in Cua-Viet until base was bulldozed over. Remember tet of 70, shooting everything that floated on the river while running mine sweep ops. Lots of other memories some good some bad. Would be interested in hearing from guys that served at any of these places during this time period.

NAME = Rich Monn <EMAIL = smonn[ at ]wwt.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mike6 boats,
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
- Friday, February 01, 2002 at 10:19:55 (PST)

Record 1047
Hi, I was a Motley(call sign) operator (telephone operator)(Motley Operator Sir, Motley) for most of my tour. We had a tiny office next to the officers head in the White Elephant. I lived on the APA 237 Bexar (BEAR)for a few months,then moved to 16-18 Ba Din in Da Nang. I ended up living at Camp Tien Shaw. Any one remmber us?

NAME = Bill Blumer <EMAIL = blumerw[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Da Nang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= White Elephant
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 66-May 68
FROM WHERE = Burlingame , Ca
REFFERED By = Surfing Net
- Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 15:47:02 (PST)

Record 1049
Just looking for some of the guy's that served with me at the LST off loading pier next to the bridge. We were a small group but were close. I need someone that remembers me and the rocket attacts we had from late 1967, and June of 1968.

NAME = Jim Brink <EMAIL = jcb5565[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Danang west security
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp carter
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968
FROM WHERE = Anderson Valley, CA
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 12:31:31 (PST)

Record 1050
I was stationed in Da Nang from Jan 68 to Mar 69. I served on the LCU 1475 until May or June 68, I don't when exactly' we're 30 years ago. For those of you who don't know, LCU's are WWII landing craft. How do I know? The 20mm ammo was stamped 1944. After I got off the boat I went into the Literege Division, admin office for boats. A friend found on MSN a picture of my old boat. With a name, Bob Cross. Bob, if you are out there my e-mail is berman4754[ at ]aol.com or anyone else that served on the 1475.

NAME = David Brady
WEB SITE = unknown
<EMAIL = berman4754[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1475
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 14 mos
FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA
REFFERED By = just surfing 'til found
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 12:45:15 (PST)

Record 1054
I arrived in DaNang in October of 1967 as a Radioman. There were about 25 of us just out of Radio A school and we were told that we were being assigned to a Comm Center. When we arrived to Camp Tien Shau(spelling?)we were informed that there was no room at the comm center and that we were to be farmed out to other areas. Given a choice of duty I chose the river. I am glad I did because even with Tet of 68 and all of the other things that went on for that year I am proud of the friends that I made and will always hold that time of my life as a great experience. I was on YFU 55 orginally but It went to Subic Bay about 3 months into my tour and I changed to YFU 66. Probably lucky because 55 got sunk on the Purfume River after its return to duty. Thanks for the opportunity to sign the Book. Jerry Long

NAME = Jerry Long <EMAIL = divepro[ at ]dragg.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-55 and YFU 66
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Hue, Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 67-Oct 68
FROM WHERE = Ashland, KY
- Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 13:25:45 (PST)

Record 1068
Iam trying to obtain info on the night the ammo depot at NSA Da Nang took a direct hit 69 or 70? took out covered storage and reefer banks. thanks SK3 Black Jack

NAME = Jack Black <EMAIL = Maddjack21[ at ]Hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Dry Provisions
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Supply Depot Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Paradise, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed On
- Friday, February 22, 2002 at 03:36:24 (PST)

Record 1070
I was a Radioman on the USS UNION in 1967/68, made Westpac cruise during that time to many ports, including Vietnam (Vung Tao & Danang). In approx. June 1971, I went through Naval Advisory Training at the Amphib Base in Coronado (San Diego area), Ca., then on Dec. 15, 1971 I arrived in Saigon VN. I spent about 3 weeks there then got orders to Danang. There was about 40 of us Naval Advisor's in my camp, along with some Seal Team members. There were two other radioman with me, but I can't for the life of me remember their names. I left Danang in late November 1972, spent a few weeks in Saigon, then left NAM on 02 Dec. 1972 for the states. I then was discharged (Honorable) from the NAVY on 08 Dec. 1972. I will be 55 in Sept. 2002, just for info and presently living in EL CAJON, CA. (San Diego area)...r/JOHN...

NAME = JOHN C. SCHUNN JR. <EMAIL = SCHUNNJ[ at ]NAVAIR.NAVY.MIL & JCSSNOOPY[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVAL ADVISORY GROUP DANANG, USS UNION (AKA-106)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Peninsula 10-15 KM's South of Camp Tien Shaw/DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 yr. incountry
FROM WHERE = CLEVELAND, OHIO
REFFERED By = DONALD L. CLARK
- Friday, February 22, 2002 at 07:19:28 (PST)

Record 1076
I was stationed in DaNang,Vietnam with NavSupAct in 65-66 Assigned to PB-16. Our voice call was Kennelworth and later changed to Negotiate. I would like for anyone that may recall PB-16 delivering an Air Force pilots body to the White Elephant landing in early to mid 1966,please contact me at e-mail add. I told myself I'd never forget his name, but for the life of me I just can't recall. I would love to hear from anyone from our boats. At the time I was an SM-2.

NAME = James (Jim) Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16 NSA Danang 65-66 TDY RivRon-13 early 68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Cat lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,68
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al.
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 22:28:38 (PST)

Record 1077
I was stationed in DaNang,Vietnam with NavSupAct in 65-66 Assigned to PB-16. Our voice call was Kennelworth and later changed to Negotiate. I would like for anyone that may recall PB-16 delivering an Air Force pilots body to the White Elephant landing in early to mid 1966,please contact me at e-mail add. I told myself I'd never forget his name, but for the life of me I just can't recall. I would love to hear from anyone from our boats. At the time I was an SM-2.

NAME = James (Jim) Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16 NSA Danang 65-66 TDY RivRon-13 early 68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang & Cat lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,68
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al.
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 22:30:33 (PST)

Record 1078
I was stationed in DaNang,Vietnam with NavSupAct in 65-66 Assigned to PB-16. Our voice call was Kennelworth and later changed to Negotiate. I would like for anyone that may recall PB-16 delivering an Air Force pilots body to the White Elephant landing in early to mid 1966,please contact me at e-mail add. I told myself I'd never forget his name, but for the life of me I just can't recall. I would love to hear from anyone from our boats. At the time I was an SM-2.

NAME = James (Jim) Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16 NSA Danang 65-66 ,USS Implicit MSO-455 , TDY RivRon-13 early 68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang & Cat lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,68
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al.
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 22:40:45 (PST)

Record 1086
Was a BM3 on LCM-822 in Da Nang for about 4-5 months in 67 and then was sent to Chu Lai. Worked in and around there and then sent to relieve the SONG TRA BONG EXPRESS (ANOTHER LCM) on the Song Tra Bong river. We ferried the Marines back and forth across the river. Engines finally went out in oct. 67 and was sent back to Da Nang. Took 2 weeks R&R in-country on the LCM-8 on the river at An Wan (i think thats the way it's spelled). Caught Dengue Fever there and sent to hospital in Da Nang. Because of that they wouldn't let me extend and was shipped out in middle NOv. 67. Lost all my photos from Nam except for about a dozen. Would appreciat photos of LCM-8s in Da Nang/Chu Lai of that time era. Also, response from anyone who was there at that time.

NAME = Paul H. Holloway (BMCS) ret. <EMAIL = houdini969[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-8 822 Lighterage Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAVSUPACT Da Nang/Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/66-11/67
FROM WHERE = Natchez, Ms., MS.
- Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 13:53:30 (PST)

Record 1094
I would like to hear from anyone who was assigned to the FTD at the white elephant, especially those with history of enemy action in and around danang, particullary the destruction of the 78 and 1500 at bridge ramp, the explosion at the ammo dump across river from WE near covered storage, also incidents of action on/near monkey mountain. China Beach etc, I have returned to vietnam tthree times since the war, but I still cannot remember all that I was exposed, can you help? Thank you.

NAME = Michael W Swinford <EMAIL = poetspassion2002[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USNAVSUPPACT DANANG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= White Elephant Freight Terminal Division
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/67-04/69
FROM WHERE = Metropolis, ILL
- Monday, March 04, 2002 at 11:26:23 (PST)

Record 1098
I was on the YRBM-21 from April to July 1970, Supply Division. I was an SH3. I was transferred down there after 8 months on LCM boats out of NSA Danang in I Corps. I made third class in January 1970, and I guess they transferred me to the 21 because they had no billet for an SH in a boatswain's mate outfit. I remember in the Supply Office an SH1 named George Hughes, my boss, and Ensign Gwinn. Our captain, Mr. Fry, was an outstanding officer.

NAME = David Drake <EMAIL = ddrake[ at ]spc.cc.tx.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Camden AOE-2, NSA Danang, YRBM-21
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/69-8/70
FROM WHERE = Levelland, TX
- Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 13:19:16 (PST)

Record 1101
Please help. My step father, my hero served in Danang from June 1966 through June 1967. He never talked about it much, but you could see there was much to tell. He past away four years ago, and I feel now its time to hear. If anyone new Louis Daniel Vernarelli, from NY. please contact me. If anyone could suggest other ways to research please let me know!!! Thanks to all who served, you are all true American hero's. Blaine

NAME = Blaine Todoroff
WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL = batfire2000[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Halsey Powell
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = NY., NY.
REFFERED By = N/A
- Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 05:26:53 (PST)

Record 1103
Great to find this site. I worked on the waterfront doing repairs on LCU's and YFU's. I was an EN3, good chance that I was involved with any boat that had engines replaced or transmissions replaced during this time. I knew a lot of the crews but time has erased the names from my memory.

NAME = Dennis Holly <EMAIL = dlholly[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Small Craft Repair Facility
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = July68-July69
FROM WHERE = Portland, MI
REFFERED By = Surfed In
- Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 19:52:23 (PST)

Record 1109
Hey guys, great website. Looking for anyone that drove those large silver colored boats with tires on em that go on land and in water. They're the LARC V's. I drove one of those rigs around for the better part of a year and a half. I was one of them jockeys that hauled beer and other essentials from ship to shore and on inland as needed (or ordered to). Anyway, if there are anymore of you LARC jockeys out there, drop me a line. Maybe, if there is enough of us, we can all get together sometime. See Ya.

NAME = Dee Carson <EMAIL = gdeec[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st Naval LARC Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Near Camp Tien Sha, Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 02/67-09/68
FROM WHERE = Tri-Cities, WA
REFFERED By = Just Lookin'
- Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 17:22:08 (PST)

Record 1112
I served on LCU 1614 June "69" thru May "70". I was sleeping in my rack in the transit barricks. It was my third day in-country.I was awakened by a lot yelling. Outside it was like daylight but the sun wasent up yet. Charlie had hit the main ammo dump in DaNang. The feeling started then and it grew. The feeling that I was never going home. The 1614 had to be re-outfitted,it had just returned from Subic Bay. They told me it was at a ramp where an LST offloading ammo was hit and the explosion blew the con and mast off. I stayed on the 1614 we turned it over to the Vietnamese. That was hard. I saw how they treated the other boats we gave them. I'm home now. I have a boy 14. I tell him how bad war is, but I know he can see the pride I feel, especialy when I talk about my day in the brownwater navy.

NAME = Jim ( Gunner ) Burnette <EMAIL = jblobo[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1614
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Lighterage DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Pembroke Pines , FL
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 23:29:27 (PST)

Record 1128
You guys have done some great work putting this material up on the web. It's great to see the Brown Water - Gator Navy getting some good reviews out on the Web. I'll have to email in some of my photos from I-Corps. We crewed Mike boats and various YFUs. Last one I was on was the YFU-79 which has an intersting history. Navy transferred the Skilacks over to the Army's 329th Heavy Boat Co in the Spring of 70. For about two months they ran mixed Navy-Army crews with an Army warrant as the craftmaster....that was intersting. When the Army eventually pulled the boats out of 'Nam in the early 70s, the YFU-79 and some others got dropped off in Guam. In the 80s, Navy got the YFU-79 back and put a flight deck on it for training allied helo crews in flight ops off of decks that were underway. The boat was redesignated as the IX-514 and continued operating until late 90s out of Pensacola. A very colorful history for a river boat ! Keep up your excellent work ! 1st rate ! Tom

NAME = Tom Lanagan
WEB SITE = http://www.albany.edu/veterans/archives/individuals/lanagan.htm
<EMAIL = tlanagan[ at ]att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd Boat Group, DaNang Lighterage Div, & 329th Hvy Boat Co
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Ha, Cua Viet, Hue, Quang Tri, DaNang, Hoi An, Chu Lai, SaHuhyn
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Richmond, VA
REFFERED By = MRFA
- Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 18:50:28 (PST)

Record 1144
I remember being at Da Nang, Chu Lia, Qui Nhon. My spelling is terrible and my atlas is at work. We beached our LST 1157 at Qui Nhon. The idea was to land korean tiger division troops to back the air base there. (however)This tore the bottom out and we spent 2 weeks getting back to Japan by tug.

NAME = Roger Stoltz <EMAIL = stoltzr[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Terrell County
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1964-1966
FROM WHERE = Troy, Ohio
- Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 19:39:28 (PST)

Record 1145
I had been on the USS Alamo LSD-33,up around DaNang, when I got orders for Mine Div 113, went states side for the training and ended up learning how to drive a river boat, not bad for a Gunners Mate 3rd. Flew into Saigon like everybody else, and hopped a ride to Nha Be, We worked on our ORE stuff for awhile, watched a big ship sink off the pier from a mine of some sort. Then we pulled up stakes and moved up/down river to the Mekong. USS Askari, then a couple of YRBMs, lots of time checking out sampans and setting out in the middle of the river playing cards and taking pictures. Then we went up/down river to Ha Tien, where we patrol the river (I forgot the name) that comes out of Cambodia. That is where I got my Purple Heart and Bronze Star, catching shrapnel in the leg and helping out the crew that were worse off than I was. By the way it was on Friday the 13th. We were there for sometime 3 or 4 months then back to the Mekong in May one our way to Nha Be, where we were doing the Vietnamization of our boats to the ARVN's. All in all not to bad, however it is growing dimmer and dimmer on the small details. We did work with the little speed boats with the remote control and chain bottom drag, which I remember. Funny I cant remember my own boat capt. though. I do remember an EN from Xenia, Oh but not his name There was Hemphill, I think from Ca, a Wilcox that got pretty shot up and had to go stateside, I had a friend on the boat that got sunk, I think if was MSR #7, In fact he lives here in the same town I do, Rulon Young is his name. I will try and get some pictures out for all to see if there is anymore interest. Great site for all us River Rats. Have a good one.

NAME = Woody Arnell <EMAIL = woodyarnell[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div 113 MSR#6
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Started at Nha Be, Mekong River duty, Ha Tien, back to Mekong, Then finished at Nha Be.
YEARs in VIETNAM = June69-June70
FROM WHERE = Idaho Falls, Idaho
REFFERED By = Just surfed in, I got naustalgic
- Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 23:30:19 (PST)

Record 1146
Rode boats from Da Nang to Cua Viet in I Corps. Transfered to Cam Rahn Bay after turnover of I Corps boats to South Viet Nam Navy in Jan. 1970. Took hit in Jan '70, spent time in hospitals at Cam Ranh Bay, Da Nang, Yokosuka, Oakland Ca..Received medical discharge in April 1970.

NAME = Gary McIntosh <EMAIL = garymac[ at ]tscnet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet, I Corps
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Bremerton, Wa
REFFERED By = Web Site
- Friday, March 29, 2002 at 21:16:55 (PST)

Record 1150
My best friend,Don MacDowell SM-2 was KIA in late 67. I got a letter from him, saying he had been wounded,about a week before I read in Stars And Stripes that he had died of wounds. Have had this on my mind for many years. Would love to talk to anyone from his boat. I think he was from Ohio.

NAME = Jim Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16,MSO-455,Swifts,DD-447
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang,Cat Lo,Coastal Ops
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,66-58
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al
- Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 23:22:06 (PST)

Record 1151
Don McDowell was my best friend. I came from patrol boats in DaNang and relieved him as leading signalman on the USS Implicit MSO-455. He got orders to PBRs in the Delta. I received a letter from him in late 67,I think, just before I read in Stars And Stripes that he had died of wounds. I dont remember the unit he was with. I have thought about him on and off for many years and would like for anyone stationed with him or even anyone in his family to contact me at my e-mail. I am disabeled with leukemia and would just like to nostalgisize. e-mail.

NAME = Jim Davenport <EMAIL = cicatrix[ at ]dbtech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PB-16,MSO-455,DD-447
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang,CatLo,Coastal Ops
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66,67,68
FROM WHERE = Clanton, Al
- Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 23:49:44 (PST)

Record 1154
FROM DANANG TO MENGONG DELTA STARTING IN JUN-66 AT TIEN SHAW RAMP DANANG ABOARD M-24 AS COXSWAIN UNTIL LOST AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PERFUME RIVER AT HUE.I THEN WAS LEADING P.O. TIEN SHAW RAMP UNTIL JUN-67 WHEN I WAS SENT TO CALIF. FOR RIVER BOAT TRAINNING ARIVING ONCE AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME AT DONG TAM IN DEC 67, ON CCB-92-1 TILL APRIL 68, UNTIL I LEFT IN DEC 68 AS BOAT CAPT. T-92-4.

NAME = BMC JOHN E. BROWN <EMAIL = MANDJBROWN[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVRON 9 RIVDIV92 T-92-4 BOAT CAPT. C-92-1 COXSWAIN
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG TAM---------- TIEN SHAW RAMP DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = JUN 66-DEC-68
FROM WHERE = HOUSTON, TX
REFFERED By = SEARCH
- Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 20:43:06 (PST)

Record 1155
I was all over I Corps in the 18 months I was in Danang. I worked mainly off of the Service Craft Causeway down by Deep Water Pier. I was on Ferry service at the Elephant on LCPR's, on Utilitiy Boats, Pusher Boats and even ran the Chief Of Staff Skimmer for a while. I was in Hue for Tet 68 and earned my first Purple Heart in Cua Viet. I came back to Vietnam in January 70 down in IV Corps on Swift boats and earned my second Purple People Eater there working with the Seals and other troops out of SeaFloat. I'm retired some what now and I write books. I have had two of them published. They are both have some of my Vietnam experiences in them. One is called Green Eyes and the other one is Wildcards. I live in Toledo Ohio now and drive the local barmaids crazy. My E address is Kensakad2[ at ]buckeye-express.com

NAME = Kenneth Knipple <EMAIL = kensakad2[ at ]buckeye-express.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Service Craft-PB3-Utility Boat 3, LCPR-2, PB24
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Tan My and Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/67 to 5/69 and 1/70 to
FROM WHERE = Retired USN 1983 , Ohio
- Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 22:51:05 (PST)

Record 1168
nsa\nsf danang tugboat duty mostly on ytb794 MANDAN until she was sent to the phillipines replaced by an old diesel elect. tug built in 1927and turned over to the vietnamese. TAD to the army while training vietnamese ,craft ops and maintenance.

NAME = john grinvalds em3 <EMAIL = jraag[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ytb 794
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = aug69\jul70
- Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 18:20:13 (PDT)

Record 1176
Looking for information on my cousin. He was with the 329th Trans. in 67-68, I know he was in Danang and maybe Saigon. His boat numbers may have been Lt 1952, St 2111. If that means anything. I think he was in maintainence/repair. His name was Ed Marty, A draftee from California with the rank of E-4 or E-5. Ed was killed in the line of duty as a California Division of Forestry fire Captain in 1979. I'm trying to find additional information about Ed's service in VN for the rest of the family. Any help would be appreciated. If you have any information,or information on where to look please e-mail me at. ricnpat[ at ]shasta.com. Thank you, Rick.

NAME = Rick Marty <EMAIL = ricnpat[ at ]shasta.com>
- Friday, April 12, 2002 at 19:37:51 (PDT)

Record 1182
Looking for anyone I served with over there that was in the naval support, shore potrol , thank you

NAME = Dennis R. Oplotnik <EMAIL = opie49[ at ]columbus-ks.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
FROM WHERE = columbus, ks
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 23:09:00 (PDT)

Record 1183
Just looking for anyone who might have served with me and anyone who would like to write....Thanks

NAME = Roger Fowler <EMAIL = ksopie_49[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
FROM WHERE = Richwood, Wv
REFFERED By = Roger
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 23:13:15 (PDT)

Record 1189
I served from May 1969 to May 1970. On first arrival was put up at Camp Tien Sha for a couple of weeks. Then sent over to Lighterage and attached to LCU 1481. Was only on board for about 4 weeks then transferred to LCU 1624 where I finished my tour. We did the whole I Corps tour, from Sa Huyn to Cua Viet and everyplace in between. I have a very large collection of slides that I took during the entire tour. I haven't dug them out in a few years, but am thinking about it. my daughter is seriously talkiing about joining the Navy soon. I think she will get a kick out of seeing me 35 lbs. lighter and 35 yrs. younger. Thanks for setting up such a great website.

NAME = Bob Coslett
WEB SITE = Bob Coslett's Custom Pinstriping
<EMAIL = BOBPEG18[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1624
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Lighterage Division
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Simi Valley, Ca.
REFFERED By = Just found it surfing
- Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 00:11:04 (PDT)

Record 1192
Was first on the LCU1477 and than went to Triangle Relay outside of Danang. Was there when Bridgeramp was hit on the 27th of Feb 69. We were leveled when Charlie hit the ammo dump on the 28th of Feb 69. Went back to the YFU74 boat until July when I left vietnam. Would like to hear from Stanley Houlberg Jr. who did the site on the YFU78 and LCU1500. I do believe that Stanley and I where at the movie together over at Tien Sha when they called for early flights. Looking for anyone of you guys that I was over there with..give me a call RM3 Jon N. Bernard

NAME = Jon N. Bernard <EMAIL = JonNik7[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1477; Yfu74; Triangle Relay
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Literage
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Waterloo, IA
- Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 09:30:01 (PDT)

Record 1193
served from oct67 to oct 68 lived at tien sha and on apl27 before that.worked at deep water ,bridge ramp,tien sha ramp,muesum pier.

NAME = david howe <EMAIL = kfa[ at ]uri.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= muesum pier,tien sha deep water
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68
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- Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 11:15:54 (PDT)

Record 1197
Lighterage operations in I Corp, Perfume River, Cau Viet River. Hue,Tan My'T' Ramp, Dong Ha Bridge Ramp. Looking for EN Jimmy Tyree; BM1 Benjamin McKee. I was the Gunners Mate (YFU68) from April'67 to Jan.'68. Looking for any crew members during that time frame

NAME = Ken Layne <EMAIL = layne68[ at ]optonline.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA, Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = '67-'68
FROM WHERE = Freehold, NJ
REFFERED By = Surfed on
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 09:30:08 (PDT)

Record 1209
82007 its kind of funny these days all these web sites about nam what company what battalion and so on but no where do you ever read about the little guys that had to bring all the ammo in from the south china sea the ones who took live people in and lost and gone to heaven bodys back the ones who brought the bombs and the replacement personal in oh well i guss we had our own little pace of hell thank you for your site and letting me get this off my mind thanks

NAME = orville schimel <EMAIL = o.schimel[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = l.c.m. and l.c.u.
BASEs or LOCATIONS= da nang to hue
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-67
- Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 01:29:11 (PDT)

Record 1218
went to the nam after a med cruise on the USS Shangri-la CVA-38 (UDT_School after booth camp co360 great lakes july-sept 1964) with the Naval Advisery Group/MACV 1965 tansfered to the PBR,s in 1966. US Naval Hospital Philadelphia PA. after recovery was re-signed to the USS Wasp CVS-18 Boston,Ma left the Navy (EARLY OUT APRIL 1968 ) recalled back to the navy three months later 9 auguest 1968-returned to the nam to DaNang as part of the group helping to turn the boats over to th RVN.after six months was re asigned to to the Nval Station hospital as part of the security group. left the nam in 1969 went on the Naval recruitin staff Boston as a recruiter left the navy 1971. entered tjhe aremy 1972 Retired from the Army 1991 M/Sgt

NAME = roger Jodoin ( the weasel)
WEB SITE = weasel512
<EMAIL = rjcv18[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF/116 RD512 PBR,s 1966 / nagmacv 1965/danang 1969 naval station hospital DNang security group
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66-69-71
FROM WHERE = Blackstone, MA
REFFERED By = veterens links
- Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 20:53:11 (PDT)

Record 1219
Would like to CONTACT any of the guys that served during period Jan 68 thru June 69 at the Small Craft Repair Facility (SCRF) DaNang VN. LCDR G. L. JOHNSON, YN2 J. R. BABCOCK, SN D. W. WHITECOTTON, YN3 C. R. GIBSON, SN T. R. MACIAS and MMl A. W. SCULLAWL. Great Web site. Thanks.

NAME = CLYDE A. SHEFFIELD <EMAIL = casl2l935[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity (Small Craft Repair Facility)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang Vn
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Memphis, Tn
REFFERED By = Just Surfed in
- Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 21:18:16 (PDT)

Record 1226
Arrived Danang October 1967 and went aboard YFU 54. Many trips to Dong Ha, Cua Viet and Hue. Went to admin working on maintenance scheduling Spring 68 and then to Holy Loch, Scotland that Fall. Back to Saigon October 69 to October 70 when seperated. Stayed in Reserve Program and retired 1992 as YNC. It was a great ride!!!

NAME = John Mellinger <EMAIL = jmellinger1[ at ]excite.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 54
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67, 68, 69, 70
FROM WHERE = Millwood, WV
REFFERED By = Just stopped by
- Friday, May 10, 2002 at 10:33:35 (PDT)

Record 1230
Just looking for information v.a. claim.

NAME = j lindabury <EMAIL = jtl[ at ]capital.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nsa danang/cam ranh bay/delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1970
- Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 05:42:44 (PDT)

Record 1250
While assigned to PCF-31, Cat Lo, 1966-67, I was a QM3. While assigned to YFU-81, Da Nang, 1968-69, I was a QM2. While assigned to MACV, Saigon, 1970, I was a QM2. I spent 13 years on active duty, ending as a QM1, aboard the USS Milwaukee AOR-2. Spent five years attending night school to get my BA degree is Criminal Justice and joined the Naval Reserve in 1984. I retired in 1998 as a QMCS.

NAME = George Henry White II <EMAIL = Seawolf72[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF-31, Cat Lo, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67, 68-70
FROM WHERE = Deerfield Beach, Florida
- Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 20:20:44 (PDT)

Record 1258
I was one of the Corpsmen from NSA Danang Hospital (ICU) that was re-assigned to Naval Advisory Group and sent to Coastal Group 16 in Quang Ngai AKA Junk Force

NAME = Richard Ayres <EMAIL = ayresr[ at ]nmrc.navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coastal Group 16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Quang Ngai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Reno, NV
- Friday, June 07, 2002 at 10:08:08 (PDT)

Record 1264
A few months in Da Nang then in country transfer to Dong Tam there until 11/70. Was awaken at night to hop onto a helo with 3 other sailors with a TAD for Can An. Here is my dilemia I'm unable to find anything about this location. The base was positioned on a corner major river running in front with a small canal to the side leading into a forest and I understand it to be the U-Minh. There was a small village nearby on the river. We were unable to send or receive any mail from Nov.until Feb.(X-mas cookies in Feb). Across the river about an 1-1/2 hr pbr ride was a very small PBR base with a seal team.When I arrived after being overrun there were 7 of us. Within a week a marine capt. took over. Within a few weeks personnel topped a between 15-20 on the base.It sounds crazy but if this sounds familair to anyone please let me know.

NAME = dennis varholy <EMAIL = ds417[ at ]msn.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Dong Tam, Can An
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/70-4/71
FROM WHERE = Grapevine, TX
- Monday, June 10, 2002 at 21:38:50 (PDT)

Record 1274
GREAT SITE HELPS TO FACE THE FACTS AND CLEAR SOME OF THE COB WEBS.

NAME = BMC JOHN E. BROWN U.S.N. RET, <EMAIL = MANDJBROWN[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 66-67 DA-NANG 67-68 RIVRON-9 RIVDIV 92- (COX-CCB-92) BOAT-CAPT. T-92-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TIEN-SHAW RAMP DA-NANG LIGHTERAGE DEPT. & DONG TAM ON THE MY THO RIVER
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6-66 TO 12- 68
FROM WHERE = HAYES, VA
REFFERED By = SURFING
- Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 20:01:11 (PDT)

Record 1277
I was YFU 24 on the perfufme river,anchord during monsoon season an swept into a rice paddy over Hwy1 for several days

NAME = Franklin E Pierce <EMAIL = piercerhon[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 7 - YFU 24
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Mobile, Al.
REFFERED By = found looking
- Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 17:04:45 (PDT)

Record 1279
looking for those who were at bulk pol (east end air base red beach China beach ) from 1967-68,

NAME = Ron Jones <EMAIL = range_2020[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Navy Bulk POL
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang airbase, red beach
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
Texas
- Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 06:46:04 (PDT)

Record 1287
Arrived in DaNang as a ENFN in July of 1968, left as an EN3 in July 1969. Worked at Small Craft Repair Facility (SCRF) repairing landing craft engines and transmissions until January 1969. Transferred to Advanced Tactical Support Base Tra-Cu in January 1969. It was on the VamCoDong river not far from Cambodia. A real mudhole spot to be at. I kept care of the generators and did night security for the Navy end of the camp. The Special Forces with the Vietnamese and Cambodians took care of the other end. Came home in July 1969.

NAME = Dave Holland <EMAIL = hollfam[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SCRF DaNang, ATSB Tra-Cu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/68 - 7/69
FROM WHERE = Grand Rapids, Mich
REFFERED By = Surfed On
- Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 13:40:54 (PDT)

Record 1306
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO SERVED ON THE COHOES BETWEEN FEB. 1970 TO FEB. 1971 IN VIETNAM. I REMEMBER A SN DANNY LAPRADE AND BMC RIVERS

NAME = THOMAS G. MAUCK <EMAIL = pete_the-flathead>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS COHOES ANL-78
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = FREDERICKSBURG, VA
- Friday, July 05, 2002 at 18:07:13 (PDT)

Record 1307
I SERVED IN VIETNAM IN MOST ALL PORTS I ESPECILY REMBER THE PERFUME RIVER AND HUE ;THE CAU VET RIVER AND DONG HA

NAME = CARL CUNNINGHAM <EMAIL = CDCUN749[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1580--Y-67-LT1972
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG/CAN TO/NEWPORT/
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/67/68/70/71/
FROM WHERE = YELM, WA
- Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 18:45:23 (PDT)

Record 1309
JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL VIET NAM VETS. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF US......

NAME = JIK GRAHAM <EMAIL = grahamj[ at ]craftech.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = DEEP WATER PIERS , RIGGERS LOFT
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAMP TIEN SHA . NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY , DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = FEB 68 / FEB 69
FROM WHERE = CHESTER , PA.
REFFERED By = SURFED IN
- Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 00:55:34 (PDT)

Record 1311
anybody still around , e-mail me ......

NAME = jim graham <EMAIL = grahamj[ at ]craftech.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riggers loft ,
BASEs or LOCATIONS= deep water piers , da nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/1968 2/1969
FROM WHERE = chester, pa
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 18:17:50 (PDT)

Record 1325
Worked the civilian cargo ships in the DaNang harbor off loading cargo which consisted of a lot of ammo ship. I to hear from other hatch hustler there during that period.

NAME = Harvey H. Henke Jr. <EMAIL = ahhenke[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Shau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66 - 67
FROM WHERE = Markesan, Wi
REFFERED By = Surfing net for old duty stations
- Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 17:21:52 (PDT)

Record 1330
This is truly a great page. My involvement was early in the war with trips to Da Nang, Chu Lai, Cam Ranh Bay, up the Saigon river, and a few other places they did'nt want to tell you where you were at. Have started a web page for USS Whitfield County LST 1169. I am interested in later Brown Water photos with the MRF, but any photo of her during her commission time would be great. My way of saying thank you to all of you who laid it all out.

NAME = Mike Coughlin
WEB SITE = http://www.lst1169.homestead.com
<EMAIL = cough[ at ]minot.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Whitfield County LST 1169
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Homported Yokosuka Japan
YEARs in VIETNAM = 64 - 65 numerous trips
FROM WHERE = Minot, N.D.
- Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 08:46:26 (PDT)

Record 1331
Messed cooked on APL 5 down at the piers then to Camp Carter assigned to Danang East Security. Stood permiter security at the POL, Hospital out by Marble Mountain and at the China Beach exchange and R&R complex.

NAME = glenn godshall <EMAIL = godshall[ at ]kutztown.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Danang East Security
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Carter
YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/67-11/68
FROM WHERE = kutztown, PA
- Friday, July 26, 2002 at 09:27:45 (PDT)

Record 1332
Worked mostly alone.In 64 we did beach recon with seals and then started our first battle with Operation Starlite. Phriana, Voung Ro River, first ship in Chamroung Bay, opration Game Warden and Riverboat support Mekong Delta. Also brought over first Hoover craft in 65. Ran all over Vietnam and was awarded six combat stars. CAR, PUS, ect. ect..The book Those Magnificiat Bastards was our story. We landed and supported MAF3 3/3 and 3/9. Also landed first Marines in DaNang. Was an experience like us all that we will never forget. Ate,slept and drank AO for many month in Delta. Have health issues now because of Dioxion. Now am 100% P&T Service connected and retired from work in 95. Would like to hear from anyone who has contracted rare Chinese mans disease that blocks off spinal cord in neck. I had serious time with this and when they asked if I was a VN Vet and exposed to AO, I knew I was in a world of S^$%. Like to hear from anyone and hope everyone has a full and rewarding life as I have and God Bless US ALL. We surely will be going to hevan because we all have been thew Hell. Wally R

NAME = Wally Rogers
WEB SITE = none yet
<EMAIL = gatornavy[ at ]adelphia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Amphbious Squardron Seven LSD-16 USS Cabildo
BASEs or LOCATIONS= From DMZ to Camrong Bay to many to list.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 64-67
FROM WHERE = Standish, ME
- Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 10:05:54 (PDT)

Record 1333
Got to the beautiful southeast tropical part of the world in 1965 and we stayed on that little ship for almost four years with the greatest bunch of sailors in the world . toughest bunch,no swowers no clean clothes and sometimes very little clean drinking water. we endured hardships that no other U S Navy personel could endure and we fought day and night up close and in tight rivers,when our crew left rhe 409 they condemed it

NAME = DON BARNES <EMAIL = drbarnes[ at ]darasrar.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CLARION RIVER LSMR 409
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LO DANANG SAIGON NA TRANG ALL OVER
YEARs in VIETNAM = THREE
FROM WHERE = CARRIERE, MISS
REFFERED By = SURFING
- Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 20:04:00 (PDT)

Record 1336
I lived in the city of DaNang providing fire fighting support for the city of DaNang, Also teaching the people how to use firefighting equipment.Living with the people was the wierdest part of my time in DaNang.

NAME = Steve Clauson <EMAIL = STEVEC77[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DaNang Fire Department
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Downtown DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = South Bend, IN
REFFERED By = Surfed In
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 08:47:47 (PDT)

Record 1337
this is a great web site it has brought many memories the littleship called rocket rainmaker also the 409 was called theGRIM REAPER the white river and the clarion river was the deadliest fire support boats that was in the rivers of viiet nam both of the commanding officers of these little inshore fire support boats retired from the navy as rear admirals and was great leaders as young Lt.s . they were also good buddys to the crews These boats brought more havoc to the NVA than they could stand.we have so many U S army and marines have thanked us that it shook us up. we were damned glad that we helped we were always fired on by idiots god rest their souls or budda or whoever welcome home brothers

NAME = DON BARNES <EMAIL = drbarnes[ at ]datastar.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CLARION RIVER LSMR 409
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo danang camrhan bay vau tung all o corps viet nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = three
FROM WHERE = carriere , Miss
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 20:43:10 (PDT)

Record 1350
NOTE: I am trying to find 6 Navy personnel who helped SAVE MY LIFE on 20 January 1970 by pulling me and a little one-armed South Vietnamese girl from the deadly swift current of the Song Cu De River beneath Namo Bridge on Highway 1 a few miles north of Danang, Vietnam near Red Beach. Summary of Actions: On 20 January 1970, I was "riding shotgun" in a USMC jeep, as we were driving across Namo Bridge on Highway 1. In front of us, a young, nine-year old, one-armed South Vietnamese girl was riding her family's water bullalo across the bridge. Someone blew a vehicle's horn which frightened the water buffalo, making it jump, turn quickly, and sort of buck in the air, which threw the little girl off of the water buffalo and over the bridge railing into the swollen and rapid river below Namo Bridge. Fearing that the little, one-armed girl would surely drown, I quickly leaped from the jeep and unhesatating jumped feet-first from the bridge into the Song Cu De River below. Within only a minute or so, I had grabbed the little girl,but she fought me like a little "crazed wildcat" which resulted in both of us being pulled below the surface of the water. I held onto her with one hand and made my way to a bridge support/piling where I held one with my other hand. Within minutes (seemed like hours), 15 to 25 individuals gatered on the bridge and helped pull us from the water. The individuals included 6 Navy personnel which consisted of 3 in a boat, 2 Navy Seabees, and a Corpsman. Other individuals included a couple of Air Force police, a few Army soldiers, and a few Marines (2 bridge personnel with ropes, a radio operator, and about 3 or 4 USMC grunts or CAP Marines. I believe that 2 or 3 of my USMC rescuers were tankers, with one being a lieutenant named McMath. Semper Fidelis Loyde P. "Snake" Arender Contact Snake at kaybran[ at ]webtv.net For More information see: http://community-2.webtv.net/kaybran/26thMarineRegiment/page2.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{:}-< Snake0331

NAME = PFC Loyde P. Snake Arender, USMC : Namo Bridge
WEB SITE = http://community-2.webtv.net/kaybran/26thMarineRegiment/page2.html
<EMAIL = kaybran[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 20 January 1970 - CAP / CUPP Unit of Kilo 3/26 near the village of Ap Kim Lien
BASEs or LOCATIONS= A few miles north of Danang, Vietnam near Red Beach on Namo Bridge across the Song Cu De River
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 - 1970
FROM WHERE = Monroe, LA
REFFERED By = Search
- Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 20:39:13 (PDT)

Record 1359
Found this site by accident. Great reading, brings back many memories. Spent lots of time underway going between, Cua Viet, Dong Ha , Chu Lai, Hue and Sai win (sp). I was at the ammo ramp in Danag in February 69 when she was hit. We also lost two YFU's. Retired in 96 after doing 30 years. The 1614 is still operating out of Key West.

NAME = John Lippolis <EMAIL = jlippolis[ at ]gwi.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1614
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/68-6/69
FROM WHERE = Jersey City, NJ
- Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 22:20:33 (PDT)

Record 1380
Was on LCM 8's ,EN3 Used for lighterage and then river ops with Marines. Traveled Chu Lai, Dong Ha, Hue, and Hunan Island . Miss all of the gang. Can't remember names or specific dates. PTSD.Anyone remember Bruce Harvey EN3. If you do contact me.

NAME = Robert Kilkelly <EMAIL = rkilkelly[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 8's Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-66
FROM WHERE = Albany, NH
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Monday, August 26, 2002 at 17:20:42 (PDT)

Record 1381
Like to hear from the old crew. OinC Doug Tynan, and other shipmate. old memories good, come with old thanks Bob

NAME = Robert Boode <EMAIL = rboode[ at ]excite.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = swift boat PCF-21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Hue,
YEARs in VIETNAM = 9-66 to 9-67
FROM WHERE = Issaquah, wa
REFFERED By = surfing net
- Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 14:26:59 (PDT)

Record 1388
I arrived in country at Saigon in Jan 66. Several days later we were trnasferred to DaNang. Initially we lived aboard the Magoffin. Later transferred to the old French Army barracks across the river from DaNang. We sorked 12 hours a day 7 days a week off loading litters onto trucks and transports. In May 66 a number of us were sent to ChuLai to releive the Marine Shore Party. In ChuLai all the supplies were brought in by LST's. In February of 67 I went back to "the world" and got stationed on DD808 out of San Diego. In January 68 DD808 went on a WestPac to support operations off Viet Nam. I cna only remember the last names of some of the guys I served with in DaNang (Dodge, Fink) and ChuLai( Burdett). I have some pictures of the base at ChuLai. I was there in the winter of 67 when the LST broke anchor and went aground.

NAME = John Murray <EMAIL = jwm[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang & ChuLai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Indio, CA
- Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 09:00:38 (PDT)

Record 1404
Anyone in Chu Lai '66 that remembers the Tanker Sea Raven and what happened to it?

NAME = Phillip Martin
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = sviolet12[ at ]aol.com (wife's e-mail)>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd Marines-bulk fuel
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chu Lai ('65-'66)-Danang('67-'68)
YEARs in VIETNAM = '65-'66 &'67-'68
al.
REFFERED By = surfing net
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 19:58:00 (PDT)

Record 1410
Thanks for your website,it brought back a lot of memories. I'll have to send you a few photos of Chu Lai.I spent one month in Danang and the other 17 in Chu Lai.I was an ET and did repair work on communications gear for some of the fire stations around the base.We were actually on a piece of land called Rosemary Pt. surrounded by the Americal Div.,I'm on the Veterans Committee here where I work and I just happened to be surfing the web when I got lucky and found your site.Keep up the good work.

NAME = Jerry Newman <EMAIL = jjnewman[ at ]peoplepc.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Sylvania, Oh
- Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 10:32:34 (PDT)

Record 1412
Served on YFU-63 from 7/67 to 3/68. Was pretty good duty until the last part of Feb. Looking for other sailors who served on u-63.

NAME = Dave Polcyn <EMAIL = dhpolcyn[ at ]apk.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-63, LCU-1498(w/Army crew), USS Hickman County LST-825
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang, Lighteridge Division
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-68
FROM WHERE = Minerva, OH
- Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 08:53:03 (PDT)

Record 1416
A man in Mexico sent me pictures of LCU 1559 the boat is almost underwater...He wants it for construction....The boat is on the west coast of Mexico...I will update and send pictures of now and then...

NAME = Dennis Mazza <EMAIL = wvmountaineer46[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1559
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn Bay, Da Nang, Phan Theit, Phan Rang,QuinNon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, wv
- Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 01:13:41 (PDT)

Record 1418
Served on Ferry Landing ramp crew for 3 or four months. BM1 R.H. Work was in charge of ramp. Transfered to YFU 66, the ole Tar Baby for a few months in 1967 before taking her to overhaul in Subic. Came back for 68 fireworks show. Served on LCU 1498 in summer of 68. Went to Subic for overhaul. Saw Work in Subic on one of the overhauls. He had made Chief. Would like to hear from anyone on the 66 or 1498 during this time. Also Robert Shelton of Kilgore TX and ?? Brady of CA were on another boat in the yards in Subic same time as 1498. Would also like to hear from them.

NAME = Leonard McCarty <EMAIL = GEMAC12128[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 66 and LCU 1498
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 - 68
FROM WHERE = Grapevine, TX
REFFERED By = Search
- Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 13:13:07 (PDT)

Record 1421
Any old "Cork & Bottle Fleet" Veterans that would like to talk, send an e-mail, especially MSO vets.

NAME = John Drewry <EMAIL = jmmdrewry[ at ]cox-internet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Illusive MSO 448
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Market-Time Patrol,
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1968
FROM WHERE = Harrison, Arkansas
REFFERED By = surfing by
- Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 20:50:01 (PDT)

Record 1443
I was the electrician that worked on the boats and boathouse along with roger st.Peter EN3,if read this Roger please contact me,sure would like to hear from you.we had a lot of good times considering the times we were in.remerber going to Spanish beach on sundays and having cookouts I think of red Bird EN1,Riley IC3,who worked on the skimmer engines on the back of the boathouse.I think of Phong who got our launrdey done for us,he called me Divo

NAME = Divelbiss marvin <EMAIL = mdivelbi[ at ]ford.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = harbor security boathouse
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = one
FROM WHERE = taylor, mich
REFFERED By = myself
- Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 20:30:30 (PDT)

Record 1461
Arrived in Viet Nam at Da nang Late in 65. Participated in Operation Blue Marlin, and Operation Double Eagle, I was AQM3 and had a hell of a time with our trip up the Seigon River to Seigon. Turning that Ship around cost a number of river shacks. We just rammed the bow up on the bank and let the current swing us around, backed off and went on our marry way. The Fort Marion transported the first Swift boats to Nam #'s 1,2,3, &4. We also picked up the first Swift Boat casualty. (Forgive spelling)

NAME = Ruben Relis
WEB SITE = not yet
<EMAIL = amrpatriot46[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Fort Marion LSD 22
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da nang, Chuli, Quantre,ChamRhanBay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 64-67
FROM WHERE = Las Vegas, Nv
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 02:25:02 (PDT)

Record 1464
Looking for anyone who served at the NSA-NSF Armory, Internal Security special ops. 1969-1970. Attached to EM Club.

NAME = Dan Caron <EMAIL = dbc[ at ]chartermi.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSF-NSA Armory Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
MI
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 15:27:21 (PDT)

Record 1465
I was on Lcu 916 which was later changed to YFU-57 I was later transfered to another YFU. I work the rivers up to Hue and Dong Ha. We Brought 3- boats fron the states on an LSD and disenbaked at Chu Lai,and then on to Danang.

NAME = Ed Paxton <EMAIL = edpaxton[ at ]bright.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lcu 916 Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1966-1967-1968
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 22:09:36 (PDT)

Record 1469
I spent 2 tours in the Gulf of Tonkin doing sar and gunfire support near Danang. Then I went to CTF 116 as a RD2 in 68. I worked in the TOC, went to Rach Ghia, then to Duc Hoa with Advisor team 99, which was a joint service advisory team. While in VN I went on patrols on boats, seawolves and rode with army and airforce facs. I'd like to hear from RD1 Wallace, Lt. Meneke, Ltjg Muensch, Ensign Struebel or any of the guys from the Binh Thuy TOC.

NAME = Dan Black <EMAIL = Danemmieo1[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = DLG 15 SAR & fire support, CTF 116, Advisor Team 99
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Deep water, Binh Thuy, Rach Gia, Duc Hoa
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-69/ 3 tours
FROM WHERE = West Valley City, Ut.
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 00:51:19 (PDT)

Record 1472
April 30 1968 while attached to Lighterage Branch. Operations division DaNang Vietnam LCU 1485 and LCU1477 on the CuaViet river, came under fire 1485 received a direct hit LCU 1477 immediately opened fire on enemy postion on river bank, which caused several secondary explosions and five confirmed kill of north vietnamese regulars my Boat 1477 had 3 kills Ron Boal BM3 1968

NAME = Ron Boal <EMAIL = rbadbull[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = small boat and LCU 1477 ACU 1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAS DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967/1968
FROM WHERE = San Diego , Ca
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 21:48:09 (PDT)

Record 1486
Would like to here from anyone that was on LCU 1477 any time that she was in Vietnam Ron Boal BM3 1968 that you

NAME = Ron Boal BM3
WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL = rbadbull[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ACU 1 LCU 1477
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
FROM WHERE = San Diego, Ca
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 22:15:02 (PDT)

Record 1488
June '68 to Aug.'68 : Fleet Air Support Unit DaNang Airbase. Aug.'68 to Feb.'69 : Tien Sha Commando(security). Feb.'69 to June '69 : LCU 1619. Apr.'70 to Apr.'71 : ACTOV program, Naval Support Facility, DaNang. Turned over LCU 1484 to the Vietnamese Navy in Feb. or Mar. of '71. Is anybody out there???

NAME = Rex Johnston <EMAIL = knightssword1[ at ]mchsi.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-69 / 70-71
FROM WHERE = Columbus, Ga.
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 01:34:20 (PDT)

Record 1510
Dear Sir, I just wanted to say Bless you and the many other men who served during that time of history. I am a Navy brat, my beloved father served during WW2, Korea and Viet Nam, he retired in 1969. But I can remeber him taking us to the airport to welcome some of his men home. My husband served in Denang ( Army ) and my brother in-law was at hamburger hill. Stay safe and healthy. Respectfully, Judy I Johnson

NAME = Judy I. Johnson <EMAIL = micmac[ at ]vermontel.net>
- Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 18:41:18 (PDT)

Record 1514
good site work at the divers den to do everthing underwater from Chulai to Cau Viet

NAME = Donald Whitecotton <EMAIL = twamontg[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = divers den
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SCRF DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2yrs
FROM WHERE = Houston , Texas
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 20:01:20 (PDT)

Record 1520
Looking for anyone that served on YFU 55 or 66 from October 1967 through October 1968. I know the the 55 was sunk on the Perfume river after it got back from Subic. After Vietnam I went to a ammo ship out of Mayport, Fl. I now work for the Corps of Engineers and Own a Commercial Diving Company on the Ohio River.

NAME = Jerry Long <EMAIL = mdsjerry[ at ]dragg.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-55 and YFU-66
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
FROM WHERE = Ashland, Ky
- Monday, October 28, 2002 at 00:57:16 (PST)

Record 1549
Iwas Attached to the Delta AR9 in 69 which sat in Vung Tau harbor repairing the shot up river boats. Was later assigned to the Chicago CG 11 cruising the tonkin gulf.Finished last 8 months of duty in country at Naval Air Station Da Nang

NAME = Don Wenz <EMAIL = itiwenz[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Delta AR 9 USS Chicago CG11
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Brunswick, Ohio
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 21:03:50 (PST)

Record 1553
Chief engineer on LCU1482 running supplies and ammo to Dong Ha, Hue, etc. Was on Bridge Ramp the night they mined a boat next to us. Also was in the convoy that was in transit out of the perfume river when the sixth boat hit a trip mine. Killed all but the dog that was the boat pet. Remember one night I was on conn watch, heading north at sea with radar down as usual and almost got run down by BB-62, she was running darken ship and the signalman flashed me just in time for me to go hard port to keep from getting run down. Scared the hell out of me and my throttleman.

NAME = Lynn Brock <EMAIL = lbrock[ at ]satx.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1482
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Literage, Danang RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun68-Jul69
FROM WHERE = San Antonio, TX
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 01:00:36 (PST)

Record 1554
Happy Veterans Day. You all deserve to have a good one. A day to honor and remember. A day to pray for peace.

NAME = ron cook <EMAIL = ron[ at ]desnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi, danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = slc, utah
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 05:57:22 (PST)

Record 1560
From the few storys that I have been able to read since I logged on to this site, their seems to be a different story for each person. Some are looking for friends, others looking for shipmates, or jest people they knew. What hurts me to depth of my soul, is the one's that will never be able to log on, not able to answer a son, or daughters request for anyone who knew their father, or the wife who is still waiting, and hoping that he will come home. I am looking for any of my crew mates that were offloaded from the Epping Forest at DaNang in "65". I had a short contact with Harold Hollenbeck, Boise, ID. Unfortunately at that time I was occupied with staying alive, and I have lost any info. I had on how to contact him or anyone else. I have done some looking on the web for anyone from that time frame. It seems that nothing started in Vietnam until 1966. Now I know their were American troops their before 1966. SO how about some of you "older" vets drop a line or two, so the rest of us older guys can say HI. THANK YOU for this site.

NAME = Wayne Watts <EMAIL = wwatts[ at ]tesoropetroleum.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 / MIUW-11
BASEs or LOCATIONS= lighthouse, base of monkey mt. DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = mar-65/jul-65
FROM WHERE = Ft. Worth, , Tex.
REFFERED By = Richard (Sieb) Siebert GMG-3
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:08:20 (PST)

Record 1565
Arrived in Da Nang August 1968. Went north to Cua Viet for seven months. Ran supplies from Cua Viet to Dong Ha. Remember a guy named Travis Baltrop from Tn and a guy named Shirley from Mo. Anybody remember my boats? I went back to Saigon in 1992 and 1993.

NAME = Kevin Kelley <EMAIL = kkelley473[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Literage LCM * 857, 913
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968/69
FROM WHERE = League City, TX
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 22:33:31 (PST)

Record 1572
Glad to see so many River Rats! Many memories return as I read these stories. Remember a lot of hard and dirty work, and an old tub of a cranky LST that we could beach ANYWHERE! Our ship motto "Any Beach in the World". Best wishes to all fellow VN vets.

NAME = Daniel A. Brown <EMAIL = dbrown[ at ]peedeeworld.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Madera County (LST-905)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mainly in the Mekong Delta, also Da Nang, Cua Viet, etc.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
FROM WHERE = Savannah, Georgia, NC
REFFERED By = surfed- in
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 21:32:41 (PST)

Record 1574
any body from cua viet still around?

NAME = craig e copher <EMAIL = cjcopher[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcm8 870 859
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang chulai cua viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = sept 1966 oct 1967
FROM WHERE = spokane, wa
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:07:37 (PST)

Record 1576
Not just a job, an adventure.

NAME = Kear, N.R. <EMAIL = dkear[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S.Snohomish cty (LST 1126)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Chu Lai, Vung Tau, Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/66 to 9/66 & 1/67 to 12
FROM WHERE = Santa Barbara, CA
REFFERED By = searching Internet
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 19:15:09 (PST)

Record 1577
Served Brother duty aboard U.S.S. Snohomish county 15 january 1966 until around 10 december 1967.En3 in charge of auxillary engine room. Brother commissaryman, that cooked some recipes, no doubt furnished by the VC. all is forgiven. spent most time transporting rockets and 50 cal. ammo from Da Nang to Chu Lai, with a few short trips near the DMZ.

NAME = Kear, N.R. <EMAIL = dkear[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S.Snohomish cty (LST 1126)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Chu Lai, Vung Tau, Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/66 to 9/66 & 1/67 to 12
FROM WHERE = Santa Barbara, CA
REFFERED By = searching Internet
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 19:42:02 (PST)

Record 1584
CRUISED THE RIVERS IN SUPPORT OF PBR UNITS 67 68 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER LST AND BROWN WATER SAILORS.... LST.... LARGE SLOW TARGET...

NAME = BOB CASSIDY <EMAIL = RCAS99999[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 854 KEMPER COUNTY
BASEs or LOCATIONS= WESTPAC MEKONG DELTA DANANG CHULAI QUAVIET
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68
FROM WHERE = ATTLEBORO, MA.
REFFERED By = NEIL MCKENNA PTSD COUNSELOR
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 18:16:58 (PST)

Record 1592
I was a DC2, I've been looking for old Shipmates of my two LST's, would love to hear from any of them....it's been a long time. Hope there's still someone out there who remembers the "Ships with Flat tires!"

NAME = Bob Babcock <EMAIL = bnm1[ at ]saber.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST's Stone Cty & Bulloch Cty
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet, Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 1/2
FROM WHERE = Magalia, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 03:44:54 (PST)

Record 1600
Great site!!! I worked with a small group of photographers. We built a photo lab in one end of the french latrine in Camp Tien Shaw in summer of 66. That was our home base where we did our lab work. Most of the time we out and about.

NAME = Dick Ferneau <EMAIL = ufgt[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA photo team
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang & I corps
YEARs in VIETNAM = 96 -98
FROM WHERE = Fairfield, Ca
REFFERED By = surfing
- Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 11:40:38 (PST)

Record 1601
I went over with the original group in 65, we were barricked in Ten Sha in Da Nang until the first boats arrived (8-Boats). We hauled cargo from the ships in the harbor to the original piers until the original sand ramp in the end of town was compleated. some of the guys that I served with were BM's 'Granny' Flag, Horace D. Breland, Lang, Nelson, Timmons etc. At almost the end of my first tour I almost got busted for stealing from a load and was given the option of going on Coastal Ops. Don't remember his first name but the other boat driver was known as 'The Mighty' Quinn, a skivvi waver and boat driver. We ran the first 2 boats up to and to Dong Ha at the end of that year. RMKBRJ still had the dredge in the river and we lived in the camp until they rebuilt it for us. During the next 2 years I served in ops on the Hue river, did several tours back to the Cua Viet river, was the last 8 boat out of town at the fall of Hue and was still running the river in Dong Ha during Tet of 68. I was in the same jeep with Frosty Cain and Ken Brown on the way back from Hue when they were killed by a sniper, one shot 2 dead. Would appreciate hearing from any of 'us' that served during that time. Bob Johnston Ex-BM2 Vietman Era

NAME = Bob Johnston
WEB SITE = bobjohnstonswebsite
<EMAIL = swat412[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = navsupactdanang 8-Boats
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang and all points north a few south
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-68
FROM WHERE = Tarentum, Pa
REFFERED By = me
- Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 17:22:56 (PST)

Record 1614
I was a waitress at the 80th General Support Group Beach Club outside Danang and at the 84th Engr Bn 80th Group 70-72 if you remember me email me. My nickname is "Charlie". We used to take a navy boat home after the NCO club closed

NAME = "Charlie" -Hao <EMAIL = Duke145266[ at ]aol.com>
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1953-1972
- Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:52:54 (CST)

Record 1616
OUTSTANDING SITE, KENT! CE and diver with B Co.,MCB-10 '67 CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA AND QUANG TRI (MAG-36), RVN. TAD from battalion and finally transferred to SCRF DIVERS, NSA DANANG, TAN MY, CUA VIET, ETC. until Feb. '69. Would like to find BU3(DV) VIRGIL LLOYD, RON BOYD, BMC(DV) GERALD KAVANAGH, LTJG CROOT, "BATMAN" HAIGHT, STEVE MARCH, FRENCHY BRUYERE, HO VIET SANH, AND ANYONE ELSE ASSOCIATED WITH SCRF DIVERS WHO REMEMBERS THAT TIME AND PLACE.

NAME = MASON, Michael (Mike) <EMAIL = mmason[ at ]superiordiving.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MCB-10, SCRF DIVERS,NSA DANANG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MAG-36, QUANG TRI CUA VIET, TAN MY, DONG HA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/67 to 2/69
FROM WHERE = Berwyn (Chicago), Illinois
- Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 23:35:20 (CST)


Record 1619
My name is Byron Bennett-EN-2.I was chief Engineer on the APL-27 from June 1967 thru July of 1968 where we were towed to Subic Bay for a complete overhaul.Then returned to Danang for reassignment with Bulk Fuel at the Danang Airbase. I would like to hear from Kenny LaMountain of Dallas,Texas or Howard Zahn of Rhode Island.

NAME = Byron Bennett <EMAIL = byronseabee[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL-27
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang-Tien Shau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/67-1/69
FROM WHERE = Ocean Shores, Wa.
REFFERED By = I found APL-27 in Yahoo Search
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 16:51:44 (CST)


Record 1641
Peace and Victory is good. We honour our dead and our living and those of our former enemies. Long live the SRV.

NAME = Nguyen Van Tin <EMAIL = stavros[ at ]bigpond.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PLA - various marine and on-shore units
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minhville
YEARs in VIETNAM = 47
FROM WHERE = SRV & Qld (Aust), SRV - Qld (Aust)
REFFERED By = -
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 01:02:35 (CST)


Record 1642
Robert William Zerby St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands E-mail: doctorzerby[ at ]military.com 1970 = 67th OCC Quantico, Mike Co TBS Quantico. 1971 = Plt.Cmdr 1st Marine Division, DaNang Vietnam, Hill 327, Hill 55 I'm searching for a Mr.Tree formerly of DaNang 1970-71 and Luang PraBang Laos 1975. Semper Fi, Robert Zerby E-mail: doctorzerby[ at ]military.com .

NAME = Robert Zerby (Capt USMC-1970-74) <EMAIL = doctorzerby[ at ]military.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st Marine Division, DaNang Vietnam 1971
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hill 327, Hill 55
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-72
Ohio
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 11:21:18 (CST)


Record 1657
Greetings, I served at NSA Danang Dec 67- Jan 69. Lived at Camp Tien Sha & worked at Deep water piers. Would enjoy contact anyone who was in those places.Perhaps locate old buddies from those days. I was a Store Keeper working on hatch teams & piers. Ron Raymond SK3

NAME = Ron Raymond
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = Ron3r[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lst 1156 65-67
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69
FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
- Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10:59:58 (CST)


Record 1667
I arrived at Danang Air Base at 7:30 P.M., on 29 June, 1966. I served at the Naval Communications Center at the White Elephant until June of 1967, I then extended for 6 months and received 30 days free leave. I returned in July of 1967 and went up to N.S.A.D. Cua-Viet, where I served in the Communications bunker. C.T.F. Clearwater (T.F. 115) needed communicators to ride P.B.R.'s so I was assigned to P.B.R.'s in October of 1967 and rode the Cua-Viet river every other night until I extended another 6 months and went home for Christmas 1967. I returned to Cua-Viet and P.B.R.'s in January 1968, and stayed with them (including TET-68), until I went home again in August of 1968 because I extended again for 6 months. I went home and returned in September 1968, and stayed with TF-115 (P.B.R.'S) until I left Viet-Nam at 12:30 P.M., on the 23rd of March, 1969. I had just returned from night patrol on the morning of the 21st and climbed on the roof of the Comm. bunker when YFU-62 was blown up by a remote detonated 700 lb mine as it pulled away from the concrete ramp and made its swing up river to go to Dona-Ha ramp with 105 mm. rounds.

NAME = Mike RICE RMCS USN RET.
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N.S.A. DANANG, N.S.A.D CUA-VIET, TF CLEARWATER
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG, DONG-HA, CUA-VIET
YEARs in VIETNAM = JUN-66 TO MAR-69
FROM WHERE = SAN BERNARDINO, CA
REFFERED By = FOUND WEB SITE
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Record 1669
Graduated from NIOTC Class 13-69, arrived at Nha Be in Jan 70. Was assinged as a crewman on A-44 (GMG1 Jervis) for a couple of weeks...later assigned to A-58 (GMG2 Jack Kitchura's boat). Around halfway through my tour, was transferred to RAD 152 and hooked up with the boat and crew at Da Nang. T-6 was BM1 Getty's boat, and we traveled south to Song Ong Doc. After leaving the Navy in Jan 1973, I went to college on GI Bill, entered Army ROTC and I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 1999. I look back on my time as a River Rat as possibly the finest period of my military career. Oh yeah, anyone else remember "Nobber Lil's" place in beautiful, downtown Nha Be?

Note: My time on T-6 was in RAD 152 vice 153. Obviously, there were only A boats in RAD 153 aka "The Delta Destroyers".
Best to all my Brothers in Arms... Mike Spight


NAME = Mike Spight <EMAIL = spightmg[ at ]bv.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RAD 153 (A-44 and A-58), RAD 153 (T-6)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Tuyen Nahn (sp?), Tra Cu, Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 70-Jan 71
FROM WHERE = Leavenworth, KS
REFFERED By = Surfed on in...
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Record 1679
worked with coast guard and swift boats. early 1965 also took in spoters searched junks and took in s. vietnam miltary after dark . Didn't think to much of them for I felt they lacked the BALL'S....went from CAN to base and then to filling in on crews that ran on the rivers . In 1966 was sent to Subic Bay to regun 5in38's on CANS that projectiles where going off in their muzzles . Worked in operation Peace Keeper searching junks...

NAME = van hardesty <EMAIL = van[ at ]osprey.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dang Nang[ worked out of Dang Nang]
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965and 1966
kansas
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Record 1683
GREAT WEBSITE, BRINGS BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES.I WAS ON BOARD THE ARMY VESSEL()AV1356) CLIVE STEELE, AUSTRALIAN ARMY LANDING SHIP MEDIUM. MET A LOT OF AMERICAN BOAT PEOPLE WHICH WERE BASICALLY BEACHED AND LIVING ON THEIR CRAFT AT VUNGTAU BEACH. OUR VESSEL CARRIED STORES AND EQUIPMENT UP TO BARIAVIA CAT-LO,SAIGON NAVAL BASE, DA-NANG, CAM RAN BAY. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE INCIDENT AT CAT-LO APPROX 8 AUG 66 WHEN OUR SHIP JOINED IN THE 'FIRE POWER DEMONSTRATION FOR SENATOR CABOT LODGE, WE WERE UNINVITED, WERE QUIETLY TOLD TO "PISS OFF". WHAT A DAY!!! WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN THAT FIRE POWER DEMO.

NAME = COLIN W SYMONS
WEB SITE = not applicable
<EMAIL = taploc[ at ]myplace.net.au>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 32 SMALL SHIP SQN /ROYAL AUST ENGINEERS (LSM)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= BEACH AT VUNGTAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
FROM WHERE = PERTH, AUSTRALIA, REFFERED By = SURFING THE NET
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Record 1693
SPENT 3 YRS IN THAT COUNTRY ,WITH THE BEST GROUP OF FREINDS THAT ANY MAN COULD ASK FOR. I TRUSTED MY LIFE WITH THEM ,MORE THAN I wish to now, the way we go from petty conflicks today. Freinds meant something special back then. may god bless you and your loved ones who waited for your safe return. there is many that wasn,t as lucky as we was OR ARE THEY PEACE

NAME = Wayne Mathis
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = seal bases, taking them on there missions on PBRs
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DA NANG MEKONG DELTA CAMBODIA AN MORE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1972
FROM WHERE = TAMPA , FL
REFFERED By = FREINDS OF DECEASED COMRADS
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Record 1697
I served with the Seabees building the "new" river patrol base at the mouth of the Cua Viet River in the Spring of 1970. Upon completion, we then tore the old base down (Camp Kistler) and withdrew to convert Camp Tien Sha over to the Vietnamese Navy. Visit us at the Vietnam Era Seabees site (http://vnes.50megs.com) or contact the leader of the NSA DaNang Veteran's Assn. (Jerrry Hubbs) at gghubbs[ at ]msn.com. By the way, NSA DaNang is having a mini-reunion Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2003 in Hampton, VA. Go to the TET '68, Inc. website for registration form (www.tet68.org).

NAME = David Schill BU3
WEB SITE = http://vnes.50megs.com
<EMAIL = DWSchill[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CBMU-301 Det. Cua Viet & CBMU-302 NAVCAT-1 DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Cua Viet & NSA DaNang (Tien Sha)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 & 1971
FROM WHERE = Moorestown, NJ
REFFERED By = NSA DaNang Veteran's Assn.
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Record 1701
nice site you have here keep up the good work

NAME = VIRGIL R MAYRAND <EMAIL = fudgey56[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lsu 1624 and the 1485
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nas danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-69
FROM WHERE = natchitoches , la
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Record 1703
Served on Tug boat in DaNang then YOG hauling jet fuel to Cua Viet

NAME = Mel Taylor <EMAIL = mtaylor[ at ]mineralresourcesint.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YTL and YOG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 67 - July 68
FROM WHERE = Ogden, UT
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Record 1708
Became the plane captain for the station Skytrain, a C-117d, one of the finest R4D's ever built. Call Sign: Navy-124. We hauled the mail and extra parts and personnel in Support of Operation Market Time and Game Warden, throughout Vietnam and beyond. We supported Det TSN, aka Aircofat, and re-fueled there often, hoping to get a ham sammitch before Mammasan sold out, or that thievin' monkey, Sam got to it! We flew along with three other 117's, #'s 17270, 50780, 50801, and ours, 17124, built in 1938. The Danang Detachment had one also but I cannot remember the number, having never crewed on that one. That bunch kept to themselves, but we joined up one night in Cavite City, RP and partied like there was no tomorrow at Mammas Place. It's sad that the Navy pulled out of there in 1972. The Aircofat Legend was true, We got done what needed doing through determination, skill, guts, and individual commitment to the group effort. We kept those old planes and H-34's flying no matter what. Have a warm PBR, or a Carling's Black Label at 86 degrees, sometime and just reflect on what we accomplished. Nice Site!

NAME = Gary Gale
WEB SITE = www.roughneckcanvas.com

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Air Facility Cam Ranh Bay C117d Plane Captain
YEARs in VIETNAM = Sep69-70
FROM WHERE = California Delta, CA
REFFERED By = Just flew in.
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Record 1714
Served out of Lighterage division, Naval Support, DaNang. Seeking info on any officers or enlisted. LTjg Hal Henry specifically. LTjg Robert Moinester, KIA during Tet Offensive. Lived at Camp Tien Sha, worked often out of White Elephant, DaNang.

NAME = Paul L. May <EMAIL = PMay[ at ]Empireequity.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Operations Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Activity, DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = June, 66 - Sept, 68
FROM WHERE = Massapequa, NY
REFFERED By = a friend
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Record 1718
Did turnarounds off of the DMZ, cambodia to china lake. any one rember that white cutter?

NAME = merle hunsaker <EMAIL = unclemerle[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC OWASCO WHEC-39
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang CamronBay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Norman , okla
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Record 1719
don't have web site or email that can be used but would like to here from any of the guys who served in acu 1 or crew members lcu 1617 old smokie or lcu 1620 lcu 1624 please write me john spilker 7841 gardner rd georgetown ohio 45121 or call 937-444-2551 work # off on tuesday and sunday call any other time

NAME = spilker john e
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = assualt craft unit one
BASEs or LOCATIONS= coronado / da nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967/1968
FROM WHERE = cincinnati, ohio
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Record 1738
In and out of viet nam from Mar 65 and medvic march 68. looking for fellow shipmates who served on the LCU 1500 and 1476. We were hit 28 feb 1968 and LCU 1500 was totaly destoryed one year later 27 feb 1969

NAME = eagle marlin p <EMAIL = jett[ at ]futura.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Assult craft Div 11 ACU 1 LCU 1476 LCU 1500 mike 6 and 8
BASEs or LOCATIONS= coronado CA and Danang viet nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65 to 68
FROM WHERE = Beebe, ar
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Record 1742
WORKED ON HATCH TEAMS IN DANANG HARBOR AS A CARGO HUMPER AND WINCH OPERATOR....UNLOADED A TON OF LIBERTY AND VICTORY SHIPS...GOOD TO BE HOME!!!

NAME = Allen Atchley <EMAIL = janulan[ at ]pacbell.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAMP TIEN SHA---HARBOR APPLES
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = FRESNO, CA
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Record 1752
I was in vietnam from Jan 67 to Jan 68. Iwas a boat coxswan on a mike6 made in to afire and salvage boat.I tied up at tien sha ramp most of the time.I had to make runs to chuLai,DangHa and Hue. I Retired from the navy Jan 1974.

NAME = K.Dale Hunt <EMAIL = hunt1991[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Fire and salvage boat
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Port services N.S.A Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Pensacola , FL.
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Record 1756
Just found your site. Served in the Nam from Jan, 69 -Jan 70. Was assigned to PFC 13, and the latter part of my tour I was MAA at DaNang Camp Ten Sha Annex. Ran alot of mission on th Cua Di Rive south of DaNang. Our orignal boat crew had a reunion about four years ago . Lt. Morton Hodgens III, RD2 Charles Russell, BM3 Barry Whitesel, and myself GMG2 Tommy Francis. We had not talk to each other since we left the Nam in Jan of 1970. I found these men through the SBA and contacted them on Thanksgiving. I would recomend everyone to try to find their Boat mates it was very healing. Hope to hear from some of the Swiftee's that was there during our tour 1969-70. Great Site, Tommy

NAME = Tommy L. Francis (1SGT Ret) GMG2 <EMAIL = http://tfranctis[ at ]cei.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 13 CosDiv 12, time in Chu La
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan. 69 to Jan 70
FROM WHERE = Lavaca, Ar
REFFERED By = Member SBA
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Record 1768
I find your website brings back memories. I wasn't Brown Water Navy I actually was in the SeaBees and was attached to NSA Road Patrol Danang. I search these websites for any contact with some of the CAC/3 Marines I used to hang with. Keep up the good work for your fellow brothers who served so proudly.

NAME = Ryan Moore <EMAIL = RyMor[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang Road Patrol
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/66 - 9/67
FROM WHERE = Ogden, Ut
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Record 1775
I was part of a small group of "advisers" assigned to Beach Support Unit 1 stationed at a tiny base about 8 miles from "Soncha" a villiage across the city of Danang, and about 5 miles from the Danang River The villiage was located below Marble Mountain and past China Beach. All of us were volounteers. We operated PT boats and PCF (Patrol Craft Fast. Two of the PT boats were of alumunimum construction, WWII vintage. The rest were of "modern" Honduran mahogany construction with twin DELTIC (British) engines. I was an ET-3 My duffel bag was stolen from storage on a subesequent overseas assignment. I lost what few pictures I had taken during my South Viet Nam tour. I would appreciate contact from anyone having pictures of the base, boats, or personnel who were also there during that periond.

NAME = Oscar H. Rivera <EMAIL = nwfa57b[ at ]surfside.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Beach Support Unit 1
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1964, 1966
FROM WHERE = Calexico, , Ca.
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Record 1778
While on the USS Union we took supplies into Da Nang and Cam Ron Bay,after 2 west pacs volunteered for Swift Boats. I saw them in Da Nang,My orders came thru and I went to Mare Island For S.E.R.E training. Then off to Dong Tam and Task Force 117 River Division 132. They blew up the baracks our first nite in Dong Tam.I believe it was March 69.They took my Friend from S.E.R.E. training and put him on an ASPB as an Engineman until his boat was ready.I never saw him after that as the ASPB hit a mine and he was Killed.He was from California,and one hell of a nice guy. I have been to the wall to see him a couple times,also I rode in Rolling Thunder 4 years ago. What a feeling that was we must never forget our MIA-POW's. Would like to here from Riv Div 132 River Rats.

NAME = Dean Conaway <EMAIL = dconaway[ at ]triton.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Union,Riv Div 132,Tango-16 engineman
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, up and down the rivers. On the Cambodian border
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
FROM WHERE = Bridgman, MI.
REFFERED By = Found by accident
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Record 1788
WOW! Does this bring back some memories! I was a QM2 on LCU 1485 in 1967-68. I clearly remember April 30, 1968 when we were ambushed by NVA regulars on the Cua Viet up in I Corps. We were in convoy wiht LCU 1477 which took the first B-40's. They took out most of the crew. Our boat received multiple hits but only minor injuries. As a result, our craftmaster and I believe one other sailor on the 1477 both received Silver Stars. Looking back, though, the "fun" times outweighed the bad. Our boat made McHales Navy look tame! How we ever survided, I'll never know. Wouldn't want to do it again, but sure don't regret it.

NAME = Tom Brabeck
WEB SITE = tombrabeck.com
<EMAIL = tbrabeck[ at ]cwnet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1485, Assault Craft Div 12
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Dana Point, CA
REFFERED By = surfing
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Record 1799
I got to Viet Nam on Salvage Duty,1967, with Harbor Clearance Unit 1 Cleared an inverted Barge, sucked it up against our keel and took it away, Phillipines I think. Came back worked on a Shell Tanker a sapper hit below the water line right close upon the beach, Then went over to Cam Rahn Bay and salvaged an 8- boat that was broached. Later came back to Camp Tien Sha, S C R F Wire and Sail Loft, at Carpenter Shop. left in July or August, 69 We made chokers and straps for LCU's YFU's etc. We would trade you out of your false teeth if you would let us. We had a hell of a network all over I-corp. Made gun covers too, and any thing else you could make out of canvas,leather or Naughahyde. I worked with BM 1 Ellis, Sn. Yock spent nearly every day putting boats on and off the quay wall, scraping and painting and all other types of patchwork. I like the site.

NAME = ELMER CLARK <EMAIL = elmerthecop[ at ]lycos.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Current ARS 22 ; S C R F DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tao Harbor, CAM RAHN BAY, NHA TRANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68 69
FROM WHERE = Dayton, Tx.
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Record 1800
I got to Viet Nam on Salvage Duty,1967, with Harbor Clearance Unit 1 Cleared an inverted Barge, sucked it up against our keel and took it away, Phillipines I think. Came back worked on a Shell Tanker a sapper hit below the water line right close upon the beach, Then went over to Cam Rahn Bay and salvaged an 8- boat that was broached. Later came back to Camp Tien Sha, S C R F Wire and Sail Loft, at Carpenter Shop. left in July or August, 69 We made chokers and straps for LCU's YFU's etc. We would trade you out of your false teeth if you would let us. We had a hell of a network all over I-corp. Made gun covers too, and any thing else you could make out of canvas,leather or Naughahyde. I worked with BM 1 Ellis, Sn. Yock spent nearly every day putting boats on and off the quay wall, scraping and painting and all other types of patchwork. I like the site.

NAME = ELMER CLARK <EMAIL = elmerthecop[ at ]lycos.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Current ARS 22 ; S C R F DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tao Harbor, CAM RAHN BAY, NHA TRANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68 69
FROM WHERE = Dayton, Tx.
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Record 1803
SERVED ON THE USS WHITE RIVER FROM 1967-1968 AND THEN TRANSFERED TO DANANG FOR ONE TOUR OF DUTY. I HAVE BUNCHES OF PICTURES I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OLD SHIP MATES.

NAME = JOHN MILTON BUCKLEY 111 <EMAIL = COACHJB[ at ]NOTMAIL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS WHITE RIVER 536
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAMP TEIN SHA DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968-1969
FROM WHERE = TIOGA, LA
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Record 1809
I am looking fo the folks my brother Bill and I served with as part of SCRF and particularly the Machine Shop. People such Cheif Hanson, Pappy Long, Freddy Fredrickson, Clyde Turner, Barney Byers, Jerry Williams to name a few.

NAME = Charles (Chuck ) Colman <EMAIL = crcolman[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SCRF Machine Shop Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8-68 to 8-69
FROM WHERE = Duarte, Califonria
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
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Record 1810
I went over there fromm the uss lofberg dd 759 with two other seaman copeland and lysne. we started with 3 33ft. fiberglass boats which didn`t last very long due steel piers and rough water. looking for anybody from that era, we spent a lot of time at camp tien sha drinking at the em club, we had our own homemade shacks at the base of monkey mnt. anyone from that time would remember the skivvy runs.

NAME = Richard Nash <EMAIL = rnash4148[ at ]wideopenwest.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N.S.A. boat coxswain, 50ft. utility boats and many others
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/66 to 10/67
FROM WHERE = Columbus, OH
REFFERED By = found by accident
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Record 1812
I served with the Navy Fire department in Phu Bai, Downtown Danang,(until it was turned over to the Vietnamese),At the Naval Hospital, and at Camp Tien Shau from June of 1969 to June of 1970,(Bingo 1, Bingo 2, and Bingo 3). I have lost track of all of the sailers I served with, but the picture of The White Elephant sure brought back memories. Hope to hear from someone that remembers the the Navy Firemen. If so e-mail me at bcgoldwing[ at ]hotmail.com.

NAME = Bobby Cunningham <EMAIL = bcgoldwing[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs =
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang Fire Department
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/69 to 6/70
FROM WHERE = Amarillo, Texas
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Record 1813
WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED IN COUNTRY I WAS ASSIGNED TO YFU-57 AND AFTER A PERIOD WENT TO THE "ROAD PATROL" UNIT IN CAMP TEN SHAW (ALL IN 1966). I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE AT THE SAME TIME AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE IN EITHER YFU-57 OR ROAD PATROL. TRYING TO LOCATE HARRY CONKLIN FROM CADILLAC MI. AND JERRY LAPORTO FROM THE LOS ANGELES, CA. I ALSO WOULD LIKE HELP IN LOCATING THE YEARBOOK THAT WAS MADE OF CAMP TEN SHAW THE ONE THAT HAS THE PICTURE OF THE VIETNAMESE WITH THE MOTOR ROUND IN HIS CHEST AND THE LITTLE GIRL RUNNING FROM THE NAPALM EXPLOSION. I LEFT THE NAVY AND JOINED THE ARMY AND RETURNED BACK TO DANANG ONLY I WAS WITH MACV THIS TIME. I HAVE PLENTY OF GOOD MEMORIES TO SHARE AND SOME BAD ONES BUT WHAT THE HELL AT LEAST WE CAN TALK ABOUT THEM WE ARE THE BLESSED ONES AND WE DON'T FORGET THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFISE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND A GRERAT "WELCOME HOME" TO YOU...

NAME = HENRY NAVARRO <EMAIL = HNAVARO[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-57 / ROAD PATROL NSA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG CAMP TEN SHAW
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
FROM WHERE = LAS CRUCES, , NM
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Record 1819
Great picture of the White Elephant and web page. I worked for the Freight Terminal Section, 2nd floor of the White Elephant 1967 to 1968 (. Worked with a bunch of good people Storekeeper's, Yeoman, Radioman and department officers. I treasure the friendship, the work experience, and the friends I associated with at work (3:00 P.M to 3:00 A.M) and the time off between shifts at (China Beach, Tennis, etc.) It would be very nice to communicate with shipmates who worked togeather. God Bless you for creating this web page and all who served. Void8out[ at ]aol.com

NAME = Roberto Lopez <EMAIL = void8out[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Freight Terminal Office
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Grand Prairie, TX
REFFERED By = Surfing
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Record 1828
I found this site just browsing. I don't recognize any of the name in your guestbook, but I am sure I saw some of you during my stay in country. I was in Clubs & Messing and was Asst. Manager at the Acey Ducey club at Tien Sha during my tour.

NAME = Harvey Sherrill
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = http://hsherrgs[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/66 to 6/67
FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA
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Record 1831
I would like to contact anyone who might have served with my father in Vietnam from 1968-1969. His name is Charles "Chuck" Baker. He is from Bridgeville,DE. He served I believe in I Corps with the Naval Riverine Forces in areas around DaNang, Cua Viet River, and I believe Dong Ha. He is still living. He is in Seaford,DE. Up until recent years, he didnt talk much about Vietnam, but now he seems to talk about it alot. I think it would be nice if he could contact other sailors he served with. He served on various types of river patrol craft, though never on PBRs. He mentions being in the region and Naval operations with the 3rd Marine Division. He also served with a friend of his from Delaware, Marine Craig Moore. If you served with my Father, please email me. I am his son.

NAME = Casey Baker <EMAIL = tao68Z28[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Various river craft
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Cua Viet River area, Dong Ha , Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE = Bridgeville, DE
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Record 1844
Thank You, It brought back memories.........

NAME = Michael W. Swinford <EMAIL = vietnamveteransministry[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USNAVSUPPACT Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang/Hue/PhuBai/Dong Ha/Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69
FROM WHERE = Metropolis, Il
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Record 1847
I served in Vietnam from April 1967 - May 1968 aboard LCU 1582 and Navy LARC'S SCRF compound, Da Nang Special Unit 22at Cuaviet with 3rd Marine Amtrak Battalion hauling beans and bullets from Cuaviet to Dong Ha. I am now trying to locate sailors who have information about these Units (PTSD requires it). I would sure like to hear from some of you guys! Joe Railey EN1 (former)

NAME = Joe Railey <EMAIL = djzj4[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Special Unit 22 Cuaviet LCU 1582 or 1st naval LARC Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cuaviet or SCRF Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968
FROM WHERE = Panama City, Fl
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Record 1860
NGUYEN DUC VINH co vo ten la LE THI HONG THAM .Ong la linh NHAY DU danh tran o TAY NINH-VIET NAM nam 1969. Luc do vo Ong mang thai 8 thang.Gia dinh ben vo cua Ong o VUNG TAU- Ba Ria.Bo vo ten la LE THAI Truoc nam 1975 Ong LE THAI la Hieu Truong Truong Tieu Hoc o Ben Da Vung Tau.Con Bo ruot cua ong la NGUYEN DUC HOACH .Me ruot cua ong la Ba VU THI OANH.Gia dinh cua ong truoc do o Cho Ong Ta. Duong thanh Mau. SAI GON.Sau do gia dinh ong don ve QUANG NGAI.Bo cua Ong lam viec o TY NGAN KHO -QUANG NGAI.Ong co nguoi Anh nuoi ten DAC. Co 2 nguoi em trai ten NGUYEN DUC VINH. va NGUYEN DUC HINH.Co co Em gai ten la NGUYEN THI HANH.Ong co nguoi ban than ten la BUI NHO.Ba LE THI HONG THAM hien dang song o MY. Thanh Pho SACRAMENTO.Tieu bang CALIFORNIA.USA. Neu ai biet tin tuc cua NGUYEN DUC VINH da mat tich nam 1969 toi nay . Xin vui long lien lac voi toi ten la NGUYEN THI NGOC QUYNH.Toi la dua con gai cua Ong NGUYEN DUC VINH chua tung duoc gap mat! Xin thanh that goi so (916)217-0410 Hoac so (916)688-3921; (916)731-5678 . Xin Cam On1

NAME = NGUYEN DUC VINH
WEB SITE = Cobe1chieumua Yahoo.com
<EMAIL = AmyNguyen[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TAU CHIEN HAM CUA MY
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VUNG TAU_TAY NINH_DA NANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE = SACRAMENTO, CA
REFFERED By = NGUYEN THI NGOC QUYNH
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Record 1865
LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD COMRADES THAT I SERVED WITH

NAME = Jack Lashley EO 3 <EMAIL = ctro2786[ at ]centurytel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAMP TIEN SHA PUBLICK WORKS TAXI
YEARs in VIETNAM = JAN 1967- AUG 1968
FROM WHERE = DES ARC,, MO
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Record 1868
I can remember my shipmates faces but can't remember names!

NAME = Tim Nichols <EMAIL = tnichols7256[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang Comm Ctr, LCU 1475
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun 66, Jun 67
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Record 1869
This is a great site. I was a EM3 on YFU67 until it left for Subic Bay for major maintenance and then I was stationed on YFU68 until I left DaNang in June, 1970. Anyone that served on either of these 2 boats during the dates above I would love to hear from you.

NAME = Darrell Hanson <EMAIL = dchanson8040[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU67 and YFU68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Lighterage Division, DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 69 to June 70
FROM WHERE = Minneapolis, MN
REFFERED By = Search the web for YFU68
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Record 1877
Entered country Da Nang the day Ho Chi Minh died. Worked small boats Da Nang Harbor. Transferred Dec 24 '69 to Tan My on Perfume River mike boat 26 minesweep duties. To Hue on Perfume River. Unit transferred to RivDiv 212 March '70. Transferred in April '70 into MACV Saigon Advisory Duty RPG 54 on PBRs on MeKong River to Cambodia and Route 66 by Dong Tam. Left country Sept '70. Returned '71 assigned USS Sphinx ARL 24. Anchorage Me Kong Delta, back to the states Brimmerton, Washington for decomissioning '71. Reassigned to USS Duluth LPD6 landing marines on shore. Attached to AC&R shop. Discharged Dec '72. Don't remember many names but do remember faces. Would like to contact anyone in any of these groups or ships. I was originally from Omaha Nebraska and was an engineman.

NAME = John Dana <EMAIL = Grizzgator[ at ]midtel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPG 54 Advisor, Engineman mikeboatminesweep
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My ,MyTho ,Tan An , Da Nang, USS Sphinx(ARL 24)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69,70,71,72
FROM WHERE = Fultonham , NY.
REFFERED By = brousing
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Record 1880
WAS DEPLOYED FROM SAN DIEGO SPRING 66 TO OKINAWA TO PICK UP 3RD MARINES BOUND FOR NAM. PROVIDED SUPPORT BEFORE DEEP WATER PIERS WERE BUILT. HELPED CONSTRUCT HOSPITAL DURING DEPLOYMENT. PROVIDED AMPHIB OPS WITH ROKS IN TUY HOA.MOSTLY MIKE BOATS, LCPL'S, LCVP'S.MONKEY MTN HAD A A BATTERIES WHICH NEVER HAD TO BE USED.CHINA BEACH WAS A GOOD PLACE TO CHILL OUT AND SET IN THE SHADE OF THE PINES. BROWN WATER AT THEIR BEST..................................

NAME = JOHN D ZERBE
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = AMPHIP SQDRN 7 USS BEXAR APA 237
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = TUCSON, AZ
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Record 1881
Had a definate John Wayne syndrome ,Did 66 in Da Nang driving Larc,s a trip up to Dong Ha ,And 68-69 in the River Assualt Boats T-131-9 ,We lost a BM2 and several wounded on Aug 2 68 . Did 6 weeks in Ha Tien late 68 . No Boats there just us , at that time , Just patrolled the Cambod and Nam border at nights mostly , Then back to Dong Tam area . Did 9 months in Nha Bhe riding MSB,s during 70 . Three years of my life in Nam , For what ? I say that now that I am 61 .

NAME = T Bird BM1 USN Ret.
WEB SITE = NA
<EMAIL = sailor-t[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Da Nang 66-67 Drove a Larc .. RivRon 13 , T-131-9, 5-68 to 4-69 .. MSB,s Nha Bhe 70 .
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Dong Ha ... All over the delta Saigon, Nha Bhe , Dong Tam , Bihn Thuy , Can Tho Ha Tien
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3
FROM WHERE = Central , Pa
REFFERED By = surffing
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Record 1883
I was wounded april 69 would like to find my good buddies John Shearer and RICK MILLER. If anyone knows where to reach them please let me know. I now live in fla at 3087 Bloomsbury Dr.,Kissimmee , Fl 34747. John saved me from drowning at china beach. John was from Oregon and Rick from calif. last I saw of them hospital danang.think of you guys every day. Gil

NAME = Gil McCarthy <EMAIL = gmccarthy[ at ]shadesofgreen.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = naval security & intel
BASEs or LOCATIONS= camp carter
YEARs in VIETNAM = april 68- april 69
FROM WHERE = Rochester , NH
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Record 1884
WAS IN DANANG-CUA VIET APRIL 1969 THRU SEPTEMBER 1969, MSB 30 BOAT SUNK BECAUSE OF TYPHOON DORIS. TRANSFERED TO NHA BE IN SEPTEMBER 1969, WAS ON THE MSB 20 BOAT THERE. SURE BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES SEEING PICTURES OF THE BASE AND THE VILLAGE. I WENT SKING ONCE, THE NEXT DAY THE SEALS SHOT A 11 FOOT CROCK WITH A 20 MM CANON AND I DIDN'T SKI ANYMOOR AFTER THAT. 4.0 SIGHT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I LIVE IN COLORADO NOW. ANYBODY CLOSE?

NAME = Allen Elliott <EMAIL = allenelliott2[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 112 MSB 30 BOAT IN DANANG 20 BOAT IN NHA BE
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG &NHA BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = ST.JOSEPH, MO.
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Record 1885
WAS A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN FOR MARINE MAINTENANCE BATTALION AT DANANG AIR BASE. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER CORPSMAN, MARINES WHO WAS IN UNIT

NAME = JOHN WELLS <EMAIL = JWELLS5224[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1ST FSR/FLC RED BEACH
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MAINTENANCE BATTALION DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = LOUISVILLE, KY
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Record 1886
Gunners Mate on YFU68 from March of '67 to Jan '68. Looking for shipmates in Viet Nam. Jim Tyree- engineman, Ben Mckee-1rst craftmaster BM1. After Viet Nam stationed on Uss Talbot DEG 4 Homeported in Newport, RI 3 Years

NAME = Ken Layne <EMAIL = layne68[ at ]optonline.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU68, "I" Corp, Perfume & Cau Viet Rivers, "T" Ramp
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang; Hue; Dong Ha; Chu Lai; Subic Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 13 Months
FROM WHERE = Freehold, NJ
REFFERED By = Surfed On
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Record 1893
Spent the first 3 years aboard the USS CHARA AE31 in the Tonkin Gulf supplyong ammo to all the fighting ships, transfered inland in Aug.'68 to Danang NAVSUPPGRP, 3weeks there was enough for me, volunterred to boat duty anywhere. Sent to Cau-Viet on the mouth of the Dong_Ha river running mine sweeper up and down the river along with 3 other LCM6's. My BEST BUDDY, George D. Tinko, we called him Tinkle, was killed Feb21"69 when Charles blew his boat up, killing him. Feb'26, mr."C", tried to over run the base early in the night, 26 Marines were lost fighting on the parimeter. I transfer back to Danang in March of that year, not wanting to Cau-viet ever again. Was tansfered to YFU-54 running supplies and cargo up and down the coast, mostly to Cau-Viet and Dong-ha. Now I wish I could go back in time and be there again. Sure miss the C Rations.

NAME = Delbert Goben <EMAIL = LCM3854>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Chara AE-31, Clearwater Mine Sweep tsk116-lcm#38-call sign Stingray 1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cau-Viet,SVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Saint Joseph, MO
REFFERED By = wife
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Record 1894
Spent the first 3 years aboard the USS CHARA AE31 in the Tonkin Gulf supplyong ammo to all the fighting ships, transfered inland in Aug.'68 to Danang NAVSUPPGRP, 3weeks there was enough for me, volunterred to boat duty anywhere. Sent to Cau-Viet on the mouth of the Dong_Ha river running mine sweeper up and down the river along with 3 other LCM6's. My BEST BUDDY, George D. Tinko, we called him Tinkle, was killed Feb21"69 when Charles blew his boat up, killing him. Feb'26, mr."C", tried to over run the base early in the night, 26 Marines were lost fighting on the parimeter. I transfer back to Danang in March of that year, not wanting to Cau-viet ever again. Was tansfered to YFU-54 running supplies and cargo up and down the coast, mostly to Cau-Viet and Dong-ha. Now I wish I could go back in time and be there again. Sure miss the C Rations.

NAME = Delbert Goben <EMAIL = LCM3854[ at ]netscape.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Chara AE-31, Clearwater Mine Sweep tsk116-lcm#38-call sign Stingray 1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cau-Viet,SVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Saint Joseph, MO
REFFERED By = wife
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Record 1898
Arrived Danang 29 June, 1966, served there until NSAD Cua Viet set up in March of 1967, went up there with COMM van and stayed there until TET 68, where we had to evacuate base during NVA march south to occupy Cidatel at Hue. After marines kicked their asses back across DMZ went back up to help rebuild Cua Viet. Served with PBR's there until finally leaving Viet Nam on 23 March, 1969. I was standing on top of the Comm Bunker when YFU-62 blew sky high from that command detonated mine pulled out to mid channel after the sweeps passed by at first light. Welcome home to ALL of you. Remember when the New Jersey would fire over our heads at targets inland, sounded like a freight train driving over Cua Viet. And what about those 152's from the other side of the D.M.Z., wreaked havoc on us didn't they ? Hope you guys are living a somewhat "normal" life...kind of hard to do after experiencing Cua Viet. B C N U Later AR

NAME = Michael RICE RMCS USN (RET) <EMAIL = michaelrice5[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang, NSAD Cua-Viet, Dong Ha Riv Sec Gru (PBR'S).
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Dong Ha, Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/66 - 3/69
FROM WHERE = Carlsbad, CA
REFFERED By = Found WEB page
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Record 1920
Great Web site was Engineman on repair team attached to YR Danang went to whearever was needed Phui-Bia ,Hue ,Chu-Li was TAD CauViet for 7 months saw a lot of changes lost a lot of good friends met a lot of Good Men

NAME = Geo Sutherland - Retired <EMAIL = gsutherland_606[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boat Repair Team
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang, CuaViet ,PhuBia,
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Van Buren, MO
REFFERED By = Myself
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Record 1924
When I wrote my Email address on my first listing I wrote the wrong webnet Please use this address thank's. I am looking forward to hear from all of you even if I might not rember you.

NAME = Gregory Pechtel <EMAIL = gregpechtel[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
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Record 1925
I am looking for seabee's that were in the china beach generator shop during this time

NAME = Gregory Pechtel <EMAIL = gregpechtel[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = one
FROM WHERE = sabin, minn
REFFERED By = web search
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Record 1930
I served as XO of the Sutter County, and was aboard the night the screws got fouled and we had to leave Seafloat in the middle of the night. Quite an experience. Moved to Pinehurst, where Admiral Zumwalt had retired, and got to know him quite well. Even nicer in person. His son Elmo and I became friends, and the Admiral always blamed Agent Orange for the cancer that killed him. Love to reconnect with Sutter County folks. Great website. Thanks.

NAME = john dempsey <EMAIL = dempseyJ[ at ]sandhills.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Sutter County (LST1150)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Delta/Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = pinehurst, nc
REFFERED By = Ron Allen
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Record 1931
I WAS ASSIGNED TO SCRF(SMALL CRAFT REPAIR FACILITY)AT NSA DANANG IN JUNE 1970. THEN I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE YR71 ENGINE OVERHAUL SHOP IN SUPPORT OF PCF's. I WAS A EN2. THE PCF's HAD RECENTLY BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE VN's. YRBM16 WAS MOORED BEHIND THE YR71. WE LIVED AND WORKED ON BOTH. YR70 WAS MOORED NEXT TO YR71. I FULLY EXPECTED THAT I WOULD NOT SPEND A FULL YEAR IN-COUNTRY. THEN TO MY SURPRISE YR71 WAS TOWED TO VUNG TAU, WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WERE GOING TO CHAU DOC.YR70 AND YRBM16 STAYED IN DANANG. WE ENJOYED A WONDERFUL R&R FOR A MONTH IN VUNG TAU AND BREIFLY WAS AT CAT LO. THEN WE WERE TOWED TO BIHN THUEY AND SPENT 3 MONTHS THERE. PCF's STILL HAD AMERICAN CREWS AND WE WERE IN SUPPORT OF THEM. THEN WE WERE TOWED TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION NOT CHAU DOC BUT TAN CHAU. WE STILL SUPPORTED PCF's. THE YRBM20 WAS ALSO THERE IN SUPPORT OF PBR's. WE SPENT 6 MONTHS AT TAN CHAU. THE PCF's WERE FINALLY TURNED OVER TO THE VN's IN ABOUT APRIL OF 1971.AT THIS TIME THE VN's WERE JOINED WITH US AND WE TRAINED THEM TO TAKE OVER. IN MAY 1971 THE YRBM20 WAS SERIOUSLY HIT ONE NIGHT WITH RECOILLESS ROUNDS OF SOME KIND. IT DESTROYED A HUEY AND THERE WERE SOME WIA's AND KIA's. I LEFT IN JUNE 1971 AND THE YR71 WAS SUPPOSE TO COMPLETELY TURN OVER IN JULY.

NAME = TIM ESTEP <EMAIL = ESTEPT[ at ]FC.MANATEE.K12.FL.US>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM16 AND YR71
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG,VUNG TAU,BIHN THUEY, & TAN CHAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = BRADENTON, FL
REFFERED By = SURFING
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Record 1949
I made two tours to Vietnam 1967 and 1968. I worked in CIC operation division as an SN & RD3. The Boston helped in Naval Gun Fire Support in North and South Vietnam. In April, 1967 the Boston was anchored in DaNang harbor for a short stay. We received hostile fire from the shore lines and returned fire back with the mighty eights and five inch guns. The Boston along with the HMS 39 Hobert received direct hits from the vietcon enemy shorelines near the DMZ. Sprays of water was all around the Boston, but not one sailor got killed. The Boston shot more than 38,000 rounds to help the marines out out hostial fire. All Vietcon small boats moving South from the North was sunk by Naval Ships. We were on duty twelve on and twelve off. General Quarters keep us on our toes to support or comrades. I'm proud I served and would do it again. There's more to tell but not enough room to publish here. I have Vietnam cruise book pictures from the 67 and 68 cruise. Because of Agent-Orange I have several illness but not service-connected yet. All Veterans who served at or in Vietnam needs to let your Congressman know that we need to be compensated for our illness. Vietnam Veterans, let's All stand up for what is Right for our government to reconize in waters off the coast of South Vietnam is in-country. May God bless America and, our comrades who are protecting us today. Freedom is paid for a High price. Shall we ever Forget? I should say Not. POW's and MIA's are Not Forgotten. A Texan.

NAME = Jerry W. Castleberry <EMAIL = jetecamy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Boston CAG-1, CA69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967&1968
FROM WHERE = Boston, Mass.
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Record 1952
Served in Danang, Republic of Vietnam in 1968 on a YFU and dont remember any crew members or the hull # of the craft I was on.If someone out ther could help me find out this Info I would be truley greatfull.Thank You Brian

NAME = Brian Caruso
WEB SITE = NONE
<EMAIL = labtec[ at ]intergrafix.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Republic of Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
FROM WHERE = Swoyersville, PA
REFFERED By = N/A
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Record 1959
Loved the sight! Keep hoping I will run into old friends. Attended the "moving Wall" in Salem OH today. It inspired me to keep looking. Can remember very few names, so if anyone recognizes mine...say hey!

NAME = Dave Sells <EMAIL = tlsdas01[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang(Tien Sha),Binh Thuy,ATSB Vinh Gia
YEARs in VIETNAM = Sept 69-Sept 70
FROM WHERE = Barberton, OH
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Record 1966
Never will forget that day we were headed down The Cua Veit River and came under heavy fire with 165 ton of black power, 105 rounds, granades and fuses. If it hadn't been for those guys and that M6 Monitor we would not be here today.

NAME = Norman Washington
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = bwncw[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1624
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = ' 68-' 69
FROM WHERE = Houston, Tx
REFFERED By = no one
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Record 1973
I haven't heard from any of my friends that I was stationed with while in Nam except one of my bboat officers. I would like to hear from any of them that visits this web site.

NAME = Harold T. Futrell <EMAIL = hfutrell[ at ]mchsi.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo Danang Seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69-70
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Record 1974
I was from Qua Viet to the Song Cu Long when I was in Vietnam and made many friends and would like to hear from any that surf this site. Oh yeah most everybody knows me as Fuggy

NAME = Harold Futrell <EMAIL = hfutrell[ at ]mchsi.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qhi Nhon Danang Cat Lo Seafloat Cam Rhon Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68 69 70
FROM WHERE = Cadiz, Ky
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Record 1975
I was a Utilitiesman 3rd class with MCB 5 west of DaNang from 10/65 thru 5/66. My second tour was with River Patrol Section 513 based at SaDec from 10/66 thru 10/67. Does anyone have photos of SaDec? My many years of photos have been destroyed and I would really like to get copies of any you may have.

NAME = Russell Hohl <EMAIL = mcb52003>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang,65-66 / SaDec, 66-67
FROM WHERE = Gypsum, KS
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 1976
Does anyone have photos of SaDec, Vietnam from 10/66 thru 10/67?

NAME = Russell Hohl <EMAIL = mcb52003[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MCB 5
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-66
FROM WHERE = Salina, KS
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 1982
Was in danang on temp duty on the Boats for 6 months.Came off of U.S.S.Shangi-la.Glad to have had the time on the river.Sad for the ones that did not make it back to the world.I left a part of me on the Boats.I try and go to the wall at least once a year to see all my brothers and sisters there.Thanks for the time here.

NAME = Fred
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = miami, fl
REFFERED By = sufing
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Record 1990
Served with some great guys on yfu-70, would be nice to hear from them

NAME = roy blevins
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = rblevins[ at ]email.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = y f u -70
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang, literage division
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = cols., oh
REFFERED By = friend
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Record 1992
We were a good bunch of guys and we got the job done most of the time

NAME = roy blevins
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = rblevins[ at ]email.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu-70
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = cols, ohio
REFFERED By = friend
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Record 1998
I was on LCU-1619 from april 69 till it went to subic for overhaul around october69.I then went to Larc div. and completed my tour on May 3rd 1970.Karl Robson Bm-2 every body that got mail should remember you.I tried to e-mail you but your address is to long . Crash Gene-o was our craftmaster ,Mendoza was our engineman ,Bryant was our Gunnersmate, I was the boatswainmate,Joe was a Seaman. wish I could remember the rest of the crew. To All the Brown water navy that served in Nam. WELCOME HOME Brothers God Bless Our Troops Ron Stacks Hernando Ms.

NAME = BM-3 Ron Stacks <EMAIL = lpsrls[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU-1619
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA-Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4-69 5-70
FROM WHERE = Hernando , Ms.
REFFERED By = surfing
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Record 1999
Our first trip into Cua Viet was also a real learning experience. We hit the beach, put the engines at full ahead, and because of the heavy incoming artillery barrage left the boat and ran for the bunkers. These were hastily constructed of metal conex shipping containers surrounded with sandbags. I hunkered down against the back wall and watched the fireworks, feeling safe from the shrapnel that was flying around outside. A Navy corpsman (combat medic) was near the entrance smoking a cigarette, watching for causalities outside. “I wouldn’t sit there if I were you.” “Why not?” “We haven’t sandbagged that wall yet.” I moved to the front wall. As soon as the last forklift load left our boat we ran back aboard and pulled off the beach. If the boat had taken a direct hit the entire beach would have been wiped out - our cargo was 200 tons of high explosives. There were several shrapnel scars on the superstructure, and large jagged pieces of metal lying around the deck. We waited in mid stream for the remainder of the boats, and fought our way back to the ocean. The areas around the rivers were declared “free fire” zones; if we were shot at, we returned fire. If something looked like it might shoot, we fired. If something looked like something could be hiding behind it that might shoot, we fired. It took us a few trips (and many causalities) to learn this. The Navy lost a couple of boats because the crews were too nice; they only fired at targets they could see. A small figure sits on the bank of the river fishing. (In the middle of a firefight?) Nearby a boat lines up on a mark. The “fishing” boy touches the ends of his “fishing lines” together. A five hundred pound command detonated bomb explodes under the boat, blowing a hole the size of a truck in the bottom, killing or injuring the entire crew. It was a very small beach - just large enough for two of our boats at a time to squeeze in. The actual area for cargo operations was about 100 feet wide and maybe 100 yards deep. It was well within range of North Vietnamese 130 mm howitzers setting North of the DMZ. The Soviet made 130 howitzer is a very effective and accurate piece of artillery. I’m very glad and fortunate that they had no artillery spotters in close to correct their fire.

NAME = Robert G. Scott
WEB SITE = http://justalife.homestead.com/tales.html
<EMAIL = robertscott1[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 329th TC, LCU 1581 & 1580
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau, Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = July 1966- March 68
FROM WHERE = Newport News, VA
REFFERED By = Web Search
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Record 2005
Was Coxwain of LCM-876 for three months in Danang Harbor. Later transferred to YFU-70. Spent rest of time on coastal ops. to Dong-ha, Hue, Tan mi,etc. Monsoon time was real nasty in South China Sea. It's a wonder those old boats survived! Pretty hard to navigate with no visibility and junk equipment. Was a real thriller riding the surf into the Cau-Viet or Perfume River on 30' waves. Even more so trying to get out!! Boat hit a mine in Perfume River. crew repaired hole, pumped out water and made it back to Danang on one engine. Talk about slow boat to China! Good crew on boat. They worked hard and played hard when able!

NAME = keith rockwood QM2 <EMAIL = keithrockwood[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-876, YFU-70
BASEs or LOCATIONS= US Naval Support Activity, Lighterage Div., Danang, Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Webster, Ma
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Record 2008
Was, Negotiate 24 any one left out there ?? take care John BM-3

NAME = John Daily <EMAIL = silver49_us[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr 's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang - Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 ,68 , 69
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Record 2009
I was a deck seaman on LST 1165 from Oct. of '67 to Oct. of '68. Ready Group operations I Corp. Second tour...BM 3/c with NSAD DaNang as a Mike Boat coxswain/boat captain. Assigned to Task Force Clearwater as a mine sweeper/patrol boat at Tan My/Hue.

NAME = Pete Foote <EMAIL = pafoote[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Washoe County, NSAD Tan My..LCM 6 # 5, #29 , LCM 8 #855 Task Force Clearwater
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-69
FROM WHERE = Grand Rapids, Mi
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Record 2026
I check out the entries into this site everyday. Why, do you ask? To maybe find old buddies, or brownwater Navy vets that I may have something in common with or served with in Vietnam. I don't ( and I am sure I am not alone on this) appreciate all the crap and advertisement that has found our site. It is not a forum for every idiot that thinks the whole world is a place to advertise every annoying product or gambling, or porno site. We are Vietnam Vets that are not easily fooled. We are not stupid enough to click on crap or perverted ideas that are on "OUR" site. KNOCK IT OFF. We paid our dues, leave us alone. We don't like this crap and will not visit your sites. I have hesitated sending this entry because it also is not appropriate for this guestbook and it's purpose.

NAME = Joe Criscione
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Danang Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68&69
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Record 2036
I keep supporting this site and checking in, despite all the crap these jerks put here

NAME = ron cook <EMAIL = ron[ at ]desnews.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= rach soi, danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = slc, ut
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Record 2046
I worked as part of the Interior Communications group. I would be interested in emailing someone from that era. Has anyone that any experience with effects of agent orange?

NAME = David Wattell <EMAIL = dawattell[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1150 Sutter County
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, DMZ, Hue
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/67 to 8/68
FROM WHERE = Santa Rosa, CA
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Record 2056
after booth camp went to UDT school the was asigned to macv in nam in 1964 with the ragg navy the was later asigned to tf116/rd112 made a med cruise on the uss shangri-la cva-38 when i returned was re-asigned back to nam 1966 then after a hospital stay at the naval hospital in philadelphia i was re-asigned to the uss wasp-cvs-18 go out of the navy in april 1968 the recalled back in three months later and sent back to the nam and was asigned to the naval station hospital in danagan on the security force. Roger Jodoin USN 1964-71 US Army 1971-91 M/Sgt Ret.

NAME = roger jodoin ( the weasel)
WEB SITE = none yet
<EMAIL = jodoin34[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = tf116/rd112 1965-66
BASEs or LOCATIONS= rnsat ops area mac/nag 1964-65 danang naval stational hospital security 1969
YEARs in VIETNAM = 64-66 69-70
FROM WHERE = blackstone/ east douglas, MA
REFFERED By = just scannind for a friend i served wit in the nam
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Record 2062
I was gunners mate third class on LCU 1622 moving cargo of all kinds (mostly ordanance) up and down the coast from Danang to Dong Ha, Cua Viet,Hue Chu Lie and Tan Mye.It was always tense on the river, espechily when the load was high explosive ordanance. My job was manning the 50 cal. to suppress morter fire from the treeline. Tan Mye had a very shallow entrance to the harbor so we to enter at high tide which was usually at night and we popped parachute flares.

NAME = David Lincoln <EMAIL = ddigger920[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1622
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68 69sweet
FROM WHERE = Sweetwater, TX
REFFERED By = surfing yahoo
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Record 2064
Just recently got in touch with a couple of men I served with in these two units. Sent up to CV in November '68 after we lost the 23 boat with all aboard. Replaced GMG3 Robert Barron of the 23. Up there with PBR 543 and lot's of grunts. Memory is not great but some of it returning. Seems to me I remember 3 Lima being the most difficult of the 5 lima patrols. Lot's of time with Danang Harbor patrol. Was sitting at Bridge Ramp when a YFU full of ammo went up. Anyway would love to hear from others stationed at either unit at the same time. KG

NAME = Ken "Zak" Guyer <EMAIL = kagptloma[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Cua Viet River Patrol, LCPL's & Danang Harbor Patrol
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet and Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69
FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA
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Record 2068
I was on the Bon Homme Richard,CVA 31, "B" Div. #2 Fire Room, off Yankee Station on their 68 cruse and their 69 cruse. After returning stateside in October of 69 I went to DaNang in December 69 to August 70 with Lightridge, LSU 1576 then YFU 74. Left YFU 74, T.A.D. to Subic Bay for 30 days. Upon my return to DaNang I had only 30 day left then returned stateside for discharge.

NAME = Ted Roundy <EMAIL = troundy2002[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 67-69 Bon Homme Richard, 69-70 LCU 1576 & YFU 74.
BASEs or LOCATIONS= San Diego and DaNang So. VN.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68, 69 & 70
FROM WHERE = Pensacola , Fla.
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Record 2069
Started out in Da Nang working on 6 boats, hooked up with a crew down for engine work, their engineman was going home and went to Qua Viet. Met a lot of good guys and learned a lot. Made a lot of runs to Dong Ha running mine sweeps and having some good times.Also going out on night pickups and picking up a boatload of army guys.Too dumb to buy a camera spent most of my mpc's on beer. If any body has pictures of the base let me know. Glad we made it back,see ya soon.

NAME = Rich Monn <EMAIL = smonn[ at ]wwt.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcm 6 boats
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang- Qua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Knapp , Wi
REFFERED By = a friend
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Record 2070
I am looking for anyone that served on Swifts. We have an assoc. that is looking for our fellow Swifties. Please contact me at 785-827-2274

NAME = Barry Bogart <EMAIL = bogey67401[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = comcosron-1 (Swifts)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, An Thoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Salina, Ks
REFFERED By = Swift Boat Sailors Assoc
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Record 2076
I joined the Navy in June of 1965 and went to boot camp at Great Lakes. After boot camp, I was stationed on the USS Alamo LSD 33 out of San Diego, but soon departed to the shores of Vietnam with a group of Marines. Landed most of them at Chu Lai. I then volunteered for shore duty in Viet nam. Left Viet nam to go back to the state for survial school at corona, Ca. Was picked up my helicopter to fly out of Danang and almost immediately came under fire from the VC with me hanging out a helicopter with my dress whites. What a sight. Damn near got killed by the VC and the maries in Chulai for having on a white Navy Uniform. It took me 14 days to get from Viet nam to Coronado. After survial school I then went back to Danang. I served on the YW 128 which supplied most the LCU, Swift boats, floating barracks with fresh water that was heavy with Agent Orange. I was also on a Yard tug and several other craft, but spent most of with time on the YW128 at Monkey Mountain. I was the only African AMerican on the YW. There were plenty of Deadly sea snakes to contend with and pot shots from the VC.Love to hear from someone that was on the YW128 in 66-67

NAME = Wilbert Oglesby <EMAIL = woglesby[ at ]wi.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LSD33, YW128, YD, SubmarineBase, Groton, CN
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
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Record 2088
YNC, USN, PSYOPS Advisor for First Coastal Zone and CTF 115.1 out of DaNang. Love your site.

NAME = Ray Ponthieux <EMAIL = rayanddee[ at ]cox-internet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = First Coastal Zone Advisors
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang and rest of First Coastal Zone
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 - 69
FROM WHERE = Natchitoches, LA
REFFERED By = PCF 45 link
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Record 2095
I spent my tour as a Marine, 3rd Marine Division, running rivers and convoys. I was assigned to the 3rd at Dong Ha. I would come up from Da Nang on any craft that would haul our non-priority gear/supplies (soda, smokes, writing paper, etc.) Our little group rode shotgun on mike 6's, 8's, YFU, anything. Because of the non-priority load, sometimes at Cua Viet, we were off-loaded and stayed a few days until the priority gear went first. We lived on the boats with the Navy and were proud of it. I can see by some of the entries that the men on the boats in 1967 and 1968, Tet, remember the stress. I have nothing but respect for you guys. I was there during the same period of time and also spent time on the Perfume River going to Hue and then by truck convoy to Phu Bi and back to Da Nang by C-130 to start the next trip. I want to inform the webmaster of this page that I have super 8 films of Cua Viet being hit, Da Nang harbor, Dong Ha and a trip down the river , I am also in the film. The films have been transfered to DVD, approx. 20 minutes in lenght, 10 minutes at Cua Viet, we lost about 7 boats that day. In the film the 65 boat is pulling out to safety and an LST is fighting the fires. Some of the remaining boats are in flames and tanks are rolling. In the background of the action you see the old white sign with the name, "Cua Viet" writen on it. Note: This film is not for sale. If the webmaster would like a FREE copy, I would be happy to send it to him, so that he could put it on this webpage. I want to give back to the men on those boats. I requested for disability in Jan., 2003. I was in a number of hospitals in Vietnam and medevaced out of country to a hospital for a few weeks before coming back to the Cua Viet River. The VA Board informed me that Being assisgned to the PX (I never sold anything or worked inside of the PX) and riding the rivers didn't constitute me being in a combat zone, so I am appealing. This web page maybe used as a positive tool to assist many veterans that served on the rivers. I thank you for letting me serve with you. PS. I could use all of the information that I can get on the Cua Viet and Perfume Rivers during 1967 and 1968. I would appreciate anyones input who recalls moving/transporting PX gear and the Marine escorts.

NAME = Bill Bowman <EMAIL = williamkbowman[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd Mar. Div, escorted supplies from Danang to Hue & Dong Ha
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Cua Viet, Hue, Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = Nov 67 - Dec 68
FROM WHERE = Los Angeles, CA
REFFERED By = Searching for Brown Water Navy
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Record 2099
like to hear from any one who served on the 1498

NAME = ed <EMAIL = donting[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1498
BASEs or LOCATIONS= da nang, cua viet, hue, dong ha ,chu lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = june 69-june 70
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Record 2100
just browsing thru the swift web noticed your site

NAME = ROBERT L PREWITT <EMAIL = nanrod[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcfs 56, 95 aug 68 aug 69
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang , chu lai, cat lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = aug 68 to aug 69
FROM WHERE = jacksonville, fl., fl.
REFFERED By = browsing
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Record 2110
Brother to Richard S. Wiggins BM2 Coxwain on Mike boats at Naval Support Activity Danang from about 1967-1969. Died in 1971, anyone out there with photos, memories, etc get in touch. I am a former HM2 and retired 0-4 Navy Anesthetist with a lot of good memories.

NAME = George Wiggins <EMAIL = chico[ at ]midwest.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. ENTERPRISE CVAN-65/1ST BN 9TH MAR/3RD MAR DIV
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NORFOLK/ALAMEDA/CAMP SCHWAB,OKINAWA/EL TORO CALIFORNIA
YEARs in VIETNAM = MAY 72
FROM WHERE = GALATIA, ILLINOIS
REFFERED By = SURF ON BY
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Record 2113
I served on the LCU 1617 operating out of DaNang mostly to Hue and Dong Ha in 67. Looking for any crew members but esp a David Holland or Richard Thomas. Was injured in Dec of 67 and medivaced to Bethesday Naval Hospital but returned to Vietnam in June of 68 with Riv Div 535 and PBR 66. Quite an experience back then. Am now a therapist with the V.A working with a PTSD team.

NAME = David Sheets <EMAIL = davidmsw[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1617 1967, PBR 66 Riv Div 535 68-69
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang on the LCU, Delta and Parrot's Beak on the PBR
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967, 68,69
FROM WHERE = SIlver Spring, MD
REFFERED By = surfing
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Record 2118
Stood guard at Camp Tien Sha and Deep Water piers, also on top of Monkey Mountain. Would like to hear from others that was there..Welcome Home Heros.

NAME = Simon Gasca <EMAIL = sgasca[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Ft. Worth, Texas
REFFERED By = surfing
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Record 2120
While on the Abnaki we performed a number of activities close in, including: sonic soundings of the beach at Cam Ranh Bay before the Marines landed; search & seizure on junks off the delta; electronic and physical jamming of the Russian Trawlers off North VN to allow the flights 3-minutes of safety after launch. In the South - over the months in 1965 and '66 we had contact with SWIFTS and Riverboats, including search and rescue of a SWIFT that hit a snag at night. I'm also trying to get information anyone who knows about Agent Orange exposure at Cubi Point NAS. My friend Jim was stationed at Cubi for 2 years ('64 - '66) and has come down with a dibilitating muscle/neurological disease. We're trying to find any other Cubi men who may have a similar experience. If you know of someone who could share some cross-reference, have them email Jim at: "chaim444[ at ]msn.com"

NAME = Bill Karns <EMAIL = karnsb[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ashtabula (AO51), USS Abnaki (ATF96)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau to Danang to Haiphong
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1963 - 1966
FROM WHERE = Scholls, Oregon
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Record 2129
I WAS AN ENGINEMAN 3RD CLASS ON "MIKE" BOATS IN THE DANANG AREA. REMEMBER CAMP TENSHA,MONKEY MOUNTAIN, RED BEACHES 1 & 2 VERY WELL. I THOUGHT THE VIEWS OF THE HARBOR, OFFSET BY THE MOUNTAINS AND JUNGLES, WAS JUST A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. I CAN STILL REMEMBER, HOW MANY AND HOW BRIGHT THE STARS WERE AT NIGHT. YES; I WAS SCARED MORE OFTEN, THEN A YOUNG MAN SHOULD BE, BUT MOST OF MY MEMORIES ARE OF FRIENDSHIP, COMPANIONSHIP, AND OF DOING OUR JOB, THE BEST WE COULD. MAYBE, I WAS JUST "YOUNG" AND "DUMB"!

NAME = MICHAEL J. ROXBERRY <EMAIL = FFROX1[ at ]RCN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM'S 826-728
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY,LITERAGE DIVISION; DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1966
FROM WHERE = ALLENTOWN, PA.
REFFERED By = SURFING THE NET
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Record 2130
Just found this site and would like to get in touch with former crew, especially Tony (Ammo) Amoruso, GM3. I was a RD3. Will return to site and tell my story later.

NAME = Jesse Church <EMAIL = JesseandNan[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coastal Div 12 ,PFC99,SeaFloat,PFC35
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, AnToi,CatLou,SeaFloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = Cheyenne, Wyo
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Record 2132
Was on board the YR-71 in Danang and stayed on board until we arrived in Tan Chau. If you remember me drop me a line. I was the guy who ended up with the gash in the head when the rockets hit in and near SCRF in early 1970. Randy Jacobson and I were the ones that pulled the body of the guy named Cherry out of the river near Bhien Thuy. Left the Navy after my third tour in Vietnam and came home and joined the Army after finishing college... Retired in 1990 as Chief Warrant Officer. Just started working for the Department of Defense at a MEPS Station..(induction center) This Old Soldier treats the "young recruits'good... cause I been there...done that twice once going in Navy and once going in Army. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!] Steve Dall Esparto, CA

NAME = Steve Dall <EMAIL = dalll48[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-71 & St Paul
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Bhien Thuy, Tan Chau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 to 1971
FROM WHERE = Esparto, CA
REFFERED By = surfed in.......
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Record 2136
I was in Vietnam from 1966-67 on the YFU 55 under the command of Chief Calvin Parks and Leonard C. Crook (BMC). If anyone out there was on the 55, let me know of your experiences. I am also looking for a good photo of her. I have found the 54 and 56, but no luck with the 55. I'm glad I accidentally found this site!

NAME = John H. Stewart (GMG 3) <EMAIL = pansy1026[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Danang-Quadrant 13, YFU 55
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang to DMZ
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Johnson City, TN
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Record 2150
Looking for guys who worked at Deep Water Piers Pier Team 10 mid 67-mid 68. Also looking for guys wo worked at Package POL. Can't remember the Hill #. Been trying to sort a few things out. Would love to locate some old friends: Jim Wideman, Jim Pringle, Dan Sisk, Al?from Kansas, Harry Johns. These were all from thew piers. Don't remember any names from Package POL other than Richie Midiett from Alaska.

NAME = Dale Rue <EMAIL = Ruebuddha[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pier Team 10 Deep Water Piers and Package POL NSA Danang
BASEs or LOCATIONS= APL-5 and Camp Tiensha and Package POL
YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/67-9/68
FROM WHERE = Anchorage, Alaska
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Record 2154
Record # 2136 I just wanted to update and find out if there is anyone out there that has a copy of the NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY Cruise Book from Danang--years 1966-67. I have the 1965-66 and would love to have a copy of the newer one.

NAME = John H. Stewart <EMAIL = pansy1026[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Unit Danang YFU 55
BASEs or LOCATIONS= I Corp
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Johnson City, TN
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Record 1912
Served aboard LCU 1475 about 9 months supplying Dong Ha, Hue, Chu Lai with whatever was needed. Not much combat, very long hours. Lots of memories, some good, some not so good. We had some crazy guys on our boat! Thanks for the website! The memories just keep rolling on.....

NAME = Tim Nichols <EMAIL = tnichols7256[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1475
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA, Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun 66, Jun 67
FROM WHERE = Finksburg, MD
REFFERED By = Curiosity
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