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Record 100 EMAIL =: SEAWOLF322 [ at ]aol.com NAME = YN1 JIM BORDERS Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: San Diego Time: 1998-09-28 19:50:34 Comments:
Great website, enjoyed very much, brought back a lot of memories. Was with the Officer in Charge of Construction, RVN, 1966 - 1967.
Record99 EMAIL =: NAME = Ken Scott Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Southern California Time: 1998-09-27 15:36:10 Comments:
Terrific Site for an old Brown Water Navy guy. The photos give me the chills. I have a number of similar shots.
Record 98 EMAIL =: Vermin250[ at ]aol.com NAME = Doug Lindsey Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Sacramento Ca Time: 1998-09-25 01:06:49 Comments:
It sure nice to see a sight dedicated to the Brown Water Navy and the support ships and bardges. I was on the YRBM-17 in Dong Tam from Mar 67 to Jan 68. I worked as a shipfitter and we maintained atc's and monitors. If there are any former crew members of the 17 go ahead and e-mail me, I'd like to hear from you, particularly the one's that were there when I was. Don Gale are you out there! I already e-mailed and talked to a couple of the crew members of the YRBM-16 since I was on It for a short time in Japan. Great site!
Record 97 EMAIL =: montegill[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = Monte Gill ENCS (ret) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Brooksville,Fl Time: 1998-09-24 02:29:34 Comments:
Great site with great pictures. Brings back many memories. I was on the Harnett County (LST821),(PBR shop) from early 68 to early 69 and spent many months transiting the Bassac with our PBR's. Also spent a few days drinking beer and wallowing in the mud at the lower Bassac ARVN outpost and at Binh Thuy. Thanks again.
Record 96 EMAIL =: duncan[ at ]alaska.net NAME = John R. Hannah Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Valdez Alaska Time: 1998-09-22 05:05:36 Comments:
Excellent page I never knew for the past 30 years that we had such an organazition as this . thank you much. I
served with River Division 91 on ATC-9 from 1967-1968 and was part of the first navy replacement class[class R-1]
to come into contoury. Thanks again
Record 95 EMAIL =: tuverm[ at ]yahoo.com NAME = Joe McCoy Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Columbus, Pa. Time: 1998-09-19 22:39:09 Comments:
I liked your web site . I was on USS Pitkin County LST 1082 in Viet Nam from early 1970 till mid 1971. I'm glad someone is keeping our history alive. Hopefully Viet Nam wasn't just a waste of time and lives. Thanks again, joe
Record 94 EMAIL =: tony[ at ]aerotwin.com NAME = tony cestnik Website: Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button From: anchorage ak Time: 1998-09-19 00:58:44 Comments:
Served bien thuy airforce 66-67 back when navy did not exist
was built out side airforce gate when navy arrived brown water
and seals spent many a night passed out in our hoch.
Record 93 EMAIL =: salezn[ at ]digitalpla.net NAME = Nelson Salez Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Salt Lake, formerly San Diego Time: 1998-09-18 01:16:05 Comments:
Anybody out there who was an advisor to RID-45 that went to Sea Float, Solid Anchor, Say Hello!
Record 92 EMAIL =: jrusso[ at ]pacbell.net NAME = John Russo Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: San Diego, CA Time: 1998-09-18 00:29:51 Comments:
Member of PBR division 554 during the year of 1969. Thanks for your website!! Brings back those memories.
Record91 EMAIL =: kmober[ at ]bright.net NAME = Max Oberkiser Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Paulding Ohio Time: 1998-09-16 23:53:52 Comments:
Served on Krishna from 9/67 to 4/68, a long time ago.
Record 90 EMAIL =: boyles[ at ]enter.net NAME = Robert Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Allentown, Pa Time: 1998-09-15 22:37:59 Comments:
My parent command was Binh Thuy, but I spent ten months at ATSB Vinh Gia during 1970. I decided to stay at this hole in the world because I was tired of being shipped all over southeast asia.
Record 89 EMAIL =: MNelson935[ at ]aol.com NAME = Mike Nelson Website: Atwater Firefighter's Association Referred by: From a Friend From: Atwater, CA Time: 1998-09-13 05:44:01 Comments:
Good page Kent. Alot of interesting info.
Record 88 EMAIL =: jledoux[ at ]taeus.com NAME = T. James LeDoux Website: Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook From: Colorado Springs, CO Time: 1998-09-10 21:49:52 Comments:
It's good running into another brown water sailor.
I was on the YRBM-21 near Long An.
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
also at boat house in danang
Record86 EMAIL =: cuongngo[ at ]rocketmail.com NAME = michael Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Time: 1998-09-07 18:06:57 Comments:
Hello.... I Love this website so much.... cuz u gave me a good memory about my country... event i left Vietnam when i was young.. but i still had some good memory about Rach soi and rach gia.. cuz that were the two place that i use to live when i was young...so please keep go on with your page and i think all the vietnamese who ever have a chance to see this page.. they would love it..
Record 85 EMAIL =: michael[ at ]iaukea.com NAME = Michael Iaukea Website: Referred by: Yahoo! From: Tallahassee, Florida Time: 1998-09-05 19:35:02 Comments:
I was on the YRBM 16 as an electrician and diver from 1970 to 1971 until we towed to Guam to be overhauled before turning it over to Vietnam. Your web site brought back a rush of memories that I had not thought of for years. keep it up.
Record 84 EMAIL =: NAME = John D. Parson , DCCS, USN(ret.) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Festus, MO, 63028 Time: 1998-09-04 21:44:57 Comments:
I was In Country between 4-71 to 3-72. Served onboard USS Satyr 4-71 till decommissioning. Finished balance of tour at Na Be. As a young SF-3, many hours spent repairing Tango Boats with fellow shipmates along side ship. Great Web Site, keep up the good work.
Record 83 EMAIL =: NAME = William T. HIll Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Oregon Time: 1998-08-28 03:06:55 Comments:
I was in River Division 574 from Sep 67 to Oct 68. I was stationed at Nha Be. Thats south of Saigon on the Long Ta and Soirap rivers (spelling) If their are any of my old river rat buddies out their sign in on this site. .
Record 82 EMAIL =: rossie[ at ]powernet.net NAME = Chuck Ross Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Reno, Nevada Time: 1998-08-24 03:39:35 Comments:
Great site. Very familiar stuff. I was an Army fixed-wing pilot at Can Tho and knew the entire Mekong Delta
very well. On Armed Forces Day, 1968 my roommate and I took a ride, for fun, on a PBR. (It sounded like
a good idea at the time.) Boat was to pick us up off a floating dock at Can Tho, but the throttle jammed and
it charged right up on top the float - chased us up the ladder. Despite that start, it was one of the most
memorable days of my life. We went about thirty miles down the Bassac on a MEDCAP. Stopped at
several villages. Took lots of pictures. Finally I wandered off alone, down a treeline taking pictures.
A little girl tugged at my sleeve, pointed at some hootches about thirty yards away and said: "VC."
So, I didn't take any more pictures. In fact I went back and stood by the twin fifties for a while.
Record 81 EMAIL =: JRHENDRICK[ at ]DALL.ATF.TREAS.GOV NAME = JOHN R. HENDRICKSON Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX Time: 1998-08-20 18:59:58 Comments:
I WAS ABOARD THE YRBM-16 WHEN SHE WAS DESTROYED BY AN EXPLOSION AT APPX.
1:15 A.M. THE MORNING AFTER THANKSGIVING DAY, 1967. THE ATTACK OCCURRED AT
BINH TRE (SPELLING?) AND SHE WAS THEN TOWED TO DONG TAM FOR A SEA PATCH
BEFORE BEING TOWED BACK TO JAPAN. SEVEN SAILORS DIED AS A RESULT OF THAT
ATTACK. THE FIVE YOU LIST WERE PBR CREW WHO DIED IN THEIR BERTHING SPACE.
SHIP'S COMPANY CASUALTIES WERE ROBERT LYNDON GRAY, ETN-3 AND WILSON
NATHANIEL FLOWERS, EN2. THEY BOTH DIED A FEW DAYS LATER IN JAPAN.
Record 80 EMAIL =: chas128[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = charlie mears Website: Referred by: Yahoo! From: amarillo,texas Time: 1998-08-20 11:09:01 Comments:
i was aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA from 1966to 1969.welcome home
Record 79 EMAIL =: bob.wamser[ at ]gsa.gov NAME = Bob Wamser Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Time: 1998-08-19 18:13:10 Comments:
I served on board the YRBM-20 from 4/70 to 10/70. The captain was LtJg Ronald T. Brino, the XO was LtJg Edward Detgen. BMC Sharpless ran the ship. ( I remember the paint job we gave it. The Chief had us mix green and black to get a unique color. ) The mail clerk was Thaddeus Marvin Edwards ("Ed"). What a guy! Other officers were Mr. Berry and Mr Ramsey (Warrant). There was a HAL group assigned to the "20". The only pilot I remember is Mr Greg Rhodes. I could go on for quite awhile. I have pictures also
Record 78 EMAIL =: Msharp1948[ at ]aol.com NAME = Michael D. Sharp Website: Referred by: From a Friend From: Oklahoma Time: 1998-08-18 01:20:25 Comments:
I was with RivDiv 512 from Oct69 until Mar70, we worked off
of YRBM 20 while operating on the Vinh Tey Canal. I ate
and slept aboard when we went in for turn around and maint.
held more than one party in the berthing compartment.
Record 77 EMAIL =: mikek13[ at ]ix.netcom.com NAME = Michael Knowlton Website: Referred by: Yahoo! From: Atlanta, GA (originally - Kalamazoo, MI) Time: 1998-08-16 09:06:15 Comments:
Served aboard APL 55 (later redesignated YRBM 18) in support of RIVDIV's 534 and 535. Jan 68 - Jan 69
Record 76 EMAIL =: WAW49[ at ]aol.com NAME = Bill Wandling Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Endwell,New York Time: 1998-08-16 02:38:29 Comments:
Hi Kent It's nice talking to former shipmate after 28 years! By chance I just searched for info on the YRBM 20 and was happily surprised to find your fantastic site!!It was like going back in time!I served aboard the YRBM 20 from FEB to OCT 1970. I guess we traveled in the same circles because I found I have many similar pictures as you in your site i.e. the USO show ,the barbecue, the downed Cobra ( I was stationed at flight quarters at the time) etc. I have many other slides you are welcome to use to further expand this site.Just e-mail me.Love to see them used in a such a great,well thought out site. I welcome any e-mail also from anyone else who served on the "20" during 1970.
Record 75 EMAIL =: hodginstj[ at ]hotmail.com">Tom Hodgins Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Yakima Wa. Time: 1998-08-10 22:09:39 Comments:
I was attached as an advisor to RPD 54, RPD 57, and MID 93. Always Vietnamese crews. A BMC, TDC, PRC took my GMG 2 advancement test while I was doped up in 3rd field hospital. Did ok.
Record 74 EMAIL =: bobkely[ at ]aol NAME = Bob Kelly Website: Referred by: Word of Mouth From: S.F., CA (then) SLC, UT(now) Time: 1998-08-08 22:38:57 Comments:
I read about this site in an article in a local newspaper by Ron Cook. He spent the first seven months at Rach Soi in 1971. I was in country with several Army units in I Corps (and other places) in 69-70.
Record 73 EMAIL =: rivron[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = james fungaroli Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: miami fl Time: 1998-08-08 16:04:13 Comments:
I SERVED ABOARD A-151-4 68-69
GREAT PAGE KEEP IT UP.
Record 72 EMAIL =: lbpacker[ at ]micron.net NAME = L. B. Packer Website: Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure From: Utah Time: 1998-08-06 04:07:42 Comments:
Army SP5 X-Ray Technician at 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, 68-69. Never got to tour the country, so appreciate
your photos. Helped patch up a few squids, but mostly hundreds of infantry grunts. Age 50 now, but not even 21
when I came home. Lots of memories, some good but mostly bad. Would like to visit there during peacetime
Record71 EMAIL =: bigsid[ at ]cmn.net NAME = Sid Lawrence Website: Referred by: Word of Mouth From: Craig, Colorado Time: 1998-08-06 01:04:42 Comments:
Good job. I believe now that the place was real. Not a figment of an over-active, exhausted mind, July 1969
Record 70 EMAIL =: tombyrne[ at ]aug.com NAME = TOM BYRNES Website: na Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: na Time: 1998-08-05 18:19:18 Comments:
" HEARTS ACTUAL" SEAFLOAT/SOLID ANCHOR MAY 1970-DEC 1970
Record 69 EMAIL =: timothyc[ at ]webtv.net NAME = Tim Schindler Website: Referred by: Net Search From: South Carolina Time: 1998-08-05 14:40:42 Comments:
Great website brought back alot of memoriesWas on PBR'S 1968 - 1969 stationed Sa Dec.Thanks for this wonderful web page and great pics.
Record 68 EMAIL =: LLHEU25514 NAME = LEON N L'HEURUEX Website: SEAWOLF ORG Referred by: Yahoo! From: CANOGA PARK CAL Time: 1998-08-02 23:08:00 Comments:
HELLO FROM AN OLD SEAWOLF PAL. FROM BINH THUY TO VING LONG AND BACK.
Record 67 EMAIL =: j.w.darnell[ at ]worldnet.att.net NAME = JOE DARNELL Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: NYC NOW TEXAS Time: 1998-07-31 22:25:06 Comments:
I was in RivDiv s 535 and 553 form 1/69 to 1/70
Record 66 EMAIL =: herrde[ at ]mindspring.com NAME = Don Herr Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Long Beach, CA Time: 1998-07-30 04:08:46 Comments:
Served aboard U.S.S. Tutuila ARG-4, An Thoi and Vung Tau, Vietnam 1966 /1967. Anyone remembers the Tutuila?
Record 65 EMAIL =: JHan46[ at ]aol.com NAME = JOE HANRATTY Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Glendale,Az. Time: 1998-07-28 06:25:42 Comments:
I was with base support 90.13 Vinh Long from May 66 to April 67. looking to contact other 90.13 and 513 guys. Your pages were great, really enjoyed them. Brought back flood of memories that were shelved for 31 years. THANKS.
Record 64 EMAIL =: shtgun[ at ]snowcrest.net NAME = John A. (Shotgun Jack) Carpenter Website: Shotgun Jack's Home Page Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: No. CA Time: 1998-07-26 23:47:41 Comments:
I came here from Linda's site "Mom's Vietnam Vet Message Board and Buddy Search", from her VN Vet's Links. I am really disappointed that you didn't include the Airboats of A-404 of the IV Corps Mike Force!!:>) On a more serious note, I have pictures of the Vinh Te Canal about the same time, it seems the water was alittle higher in my picture of the Minesweeper, and the mountain in the picture was, as I remember, on the left as you were going toward Tinh Bien; so the mountain I am sure was Nui Giai. I worked with the PBR's during the dry season; they would take us (IV Corps Mike Force) up the canal to set up ambushs. I normally had about 30 Chinese or Cambodian troops with me, with me as the only American. Also; I know, I know, picky, picky, picky:>), it was Chau Doc!!! You will find some pictures on my pages of the Airboats, but I have at least a hundred I need to get scanned. Highest Regards, John (aka Shotgun Jack), IV Corps Mike Force, 5th Special Forces Group, The Mekong Delta, RSVN, Sep.'69-Nov.70.
Record 63 EMAIL =: NAME = Jan Dial Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Oregon Time: 1998-07-26 20:42:29 Comments:
Nice job!! I was a Seawolf gunner on Det-9 onboard YRBM-21 69-70 across on the mekong. Darn near neighbors. I believe Det-8 was on the YRBM-20. Nice to find a missing Seawolf in your guest book.
Record 62 EMAIL =: masterchief[ at ]been-there.com NAME = John Quinn, RMCM(SW) (Ret) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: San Diego Time: 1998-07-26 08:02:10 Comments:
Brings back lots of memories. I was a radioman stationed in Rach Soi 1/72 - 3/72. The first part of my tour I was in Dong Tam.
Record 61 EMAIL =: Tua.Le[ at ]nccmail.gsfc.nasa.gov NAME = Tua Van Le Website: Engineer Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Viet Nam Time: 1998-07-24 18:51:06 Comments:
Record 60 EMAIL =: melbern[ at ]acadiannet.com NAME = Brian Robinson Website: Referred by: From LinkExchange From: lafayette,louisiana Time: 1998-07-14 16:53:12 Comments:
I have a neighbor who is a riverine vet.And i am looking for information for him,on the 111th division.From 68-69
Record 59 EMAIL =: b_downey[ at ]globe.com NAME = Bill Downey Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Boston, Ma Time: 1998-07-13 10:08:10 Comments:
Great site. Hope you don't mind a note from an ex Air
Force type who served in Saigon Oct 69- Oct 70. Your
efforts were greatly appreciated by those of us who
By the way Plantation Road was beaucoup bad. You were
lucky to escape with your wallet from that place.
Great photos, will visit again.
Record 58 EMAIL =: warwgn14[ at ]totcon.com NAME = Don Callison Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Fl Time: 1998-07-08 03:33:43 Comments:
Believe it or not I punched in Sea Float and up your page popped.
Great pictures of my old stomping grounds.
My Dad was an Air Farce FAC flying Birdogs at Rach Gia in 67-68 callsign "Bart"
The 3rd time I was shot down was just a couple of miles southeast of there. I'll ask dad if he's familiar with the airplane propeller over door in one of your pictures.
I refueled, rearmed and got snacks on a boat like yours when we were working in Cambodia 5/70.
In the early fall of 70 while flying an OH6A Loach I landed at a BW Navy bunch of boats rafted on the river/border north of Ha Tein. I picked up a Ltjg and we scouted for guys in what looked like 16 foot fiberglass Tri hulls. They had MGs mounted in the bows. We didn't find anything but had fun shooting the place up. The Lt had been wounded in a leg during a VC attack the night before. I later dropped him off at the SF camp at B43.
I have pretty good maps if you would like to see about where Sea Float was near Nam Can.
WAR WAGON 14
D Troop 3/5 Cavalry
Record 57 EMAIL =: greg_carthew [ at ] fire.gov.ca NAME = greg carthew Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: georgetown,ca Time: 1998-07-04 11:39:48 Comments:
just found this site . served on yrbm 16 from june 1968
to jan 1970 as repair supervisor en2. would like to talk to
anyone who served during that time . have lots of photos
one stars and stripes article, patches etc.
address mail po box 4226, georgetown ca 95634
phone 530-333-9494 home 530-647-5221 work nite shift
1900 - 0700 thurs -sat
Record 56 EMAIL =: jerweb[ at ]worldnet.att.net NAME = Gerald M. Weber, O-in-C Seawolf Det 8, Rach Gia, 5/70-11/70 Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Sandia Park, NM Time: 1998-07-04 03:28:29 Comments:
HA(L)-3 started a perminant detachment at Rach Gia in April, 1970 and I must have flown at least 20 missions in support of your "water born guardposts".
So I have a question: What ever happened to Hugh Highland and Di We Nee?
Record 55 EMAIL =: jerryaz[ at ]inficad.com NAME = Jerry Pujat Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Time: 1998-06-30 19:38:35 Comments:
I was with Co. C, 3/47th, 9th Inf. Div. 1967-1968 and sure got an interesting "look" at Vietnam. Just wanted to say
a big "thank you" to all the guys of the Brown Water Navy who helped make life a little easyer for us grunts. You
guys did a great job. I know that this is a little late in saying thank you but you all helped make my life as a grunt
a little bit better.
Record 54 EMAIL =: jerryaz[ at ]inficad.com NAME = Jerry Pujat Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Time: 1998-06-30 19:37:08 Comments:
I was with Co. C, 3/47th, 9th Inf. Div. 1967-1968 and sure got an interesting "look" at Vietnam. Just wanted to say
a big "thank you" to all the guys of the Brown Water Navy who helped make life a little easyer for us grunts. You
guys did a great job. I know that this is a little late in saying thank you but you all helped make my life as a grunt
a little bit better.
Record 53 EMAIL =: hbarber[ at ]tisd.net NAME = Henry Barber Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Port Lavaca, Texas Time: 1998-06-28 23:17:54 Comments:
Served Vietnam, Naval Advisor Group 71-72
Stationed at Dong Tam, CaMau and Saigon
Record 52 EMAIL =: DAPAWHEEL[ at ]PRODIGY.NEY NAME = DACE WHEELOCK Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Time: 1998-06-25 17:36:54 Comments:
Great pictures. I have a picture of me standing in front of the annapolis holding a shotgun while on guard duty. transfered from there to Nha Be . not enough time now for me to see everything i will be back
Record 51 EMAIL =: ccox200336[ at ]aol.com NAME = Charles G cox Website: Referred by: From LinkExchange From: all over Time: 1998-06-24 17:57:06 Comments:
Was visiting the swift boat home page. I am a member
Record 50 EMAIL =: Fu Manchus[ at ]aol.com NAME = Steve Palladino Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Somers New York Time: 1998-06-15 06:14:00 Comments:
Looking for others who served on YRBM 16 from March 67 to July 67.
Record 49 EMAIL =: don_blankenship[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = Don Blankenship Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: San Diego Time: 1998-06-14 07:22:12 Comments:
Kent, what a great site. I liked all your pictures.
I was in country from 2/69 to 2/70 aboard Assault Support Patrol Boats attached to River Squadrons 11 and 15.
Throughout your website you refer to these boats as minesweepers. While minesweeping gear was on the boats,
that was a relatively minor function. If you want to take the time to update your web references for all of those
pictures you may want to refer to them as Alpha boats, much as the ATC's were referred to as Tango boats.
That's probably nitpicking so take it or leave it as a suggestion. You really do have a great site and you deserve
a lot of credit for putting in the time on it. If any of my boat crews (A-111-3 and A-152-21) read this please email
me. Thanks again for a terrific site.
Record 48 EMAIL =: herbert.dougherty.iii[ at ]bellatlantic.com NAME = Herb Dougherty Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: New Jersey Time: 1998-06-11 21:10:01 Comments:
Great photos. Brings back memories. Was on the Askari from 1/70 to 9/71.
Record 47 EMAIL =: billyharman[ at ]yahoo.com NAME = Billy Harman Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Anchorage, Alaska Time: 1998-06-06 19:17:15 Comments:
I was in country Jan. 69 to Feb. 70. I was an engineman
on T-132-2. Looking for pinky and corky, served same time
and in rivron 132, trained Mare Island. I have tried to
remember names but after years of suffering from PTSD and
being a drunk its no use. I have just now started getting
help and pray other vets serch for help, its hard but
worth it. Any one who remembers me feel free to e-mail me.
Record 46 EMAIL =: jcoyne[ at ]mci2000.com NAME = Joe Coyne Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Byron,GA (Cahokia Il) Time: 1998-06-06 04:55:16 Comments:
Great Web Page. I was In-country July66 to Dec67. I rode PBR's out of Cat Lo for abuot 3 months. After Roy Castleberry another ET that I also went to 'A'school with got killed, the Navy pulled all ETs of the boats. I got sent to COMNAVFORV headquaters in Saigon. Worked out of the ET/RM shop. Spent a lot of time TAD to bases and ships in the Delta and Nhe Be working on radars. I'd like to hear from George Crouch, Jimmy Harmon, or anyone else that I might have served with.
Record 45 EMAIL =: dcdean[ at ]shellus.com NAME = Dave Dean (RM2) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Concord, Calif Time: 1998-06-04 21:02:28 Comments:
Most excellent Page, I read thru the guest book, I know I was there the same time several of you. I saw the cobra do the dumper, the fuel barge fire. I was in country from Oct 69 thru Dec 70, started at det Nha Be then to the "20" in Apr69 then to the Old SEAFLOAT ATSB Nam Cam (CTG195.5)
Record 44 EMAIL =: HDPanman1[ at ]aol.com NAME = Wayne Paterson Website: Referred by: Word of Mouth From: North Carolina Time: 1998-05-31 23:32:14 Comments:
Nice site. Was brown water PBRs support Vinh Long, 1966 -67. If I ever find my pics i'll pass em along. Welcome Home Brother!!
Record 43 EMAIL =: story[ at ]mcia.com NAME = Clay Story CWO2 (ETC) USN Ret Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Conroe, TX Time: 1998-05-31 23:10:40 Comments:
NSA My Tho '68-'69
Record 42 EMAIL =: tmc119[ at ]gdi.net NAME = Ted McNeill Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Orlando, Florida Time: 1998-05-29 00:48:45 Comments:
I served in Vietnam from October 1969 to June 1970 with COMRIVDIV 572 at the southern tip of Vietnam as an
Engineman on PBRs. From June 1970 to October 1970 I served with CHNAVADVGRP SSMACV on the Cambodia
border as an Advisor to the Vietamese on PBRs. Unlike many others all my duty was in the most remote locations.
It would be a thrill to hear from anyone serving with me or near me during this time frame.
This is a great site, bringing back many forgotten memories.
Record 41 EMAIL =: Ward[ at ]mail.ultra net.net NAME = Tom Ward EN2 Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Jefferson City Mo Time: 1998-05-27 03:54:17 Comments:
I served on the 16 from April 69 to April 70. I was the snipe that took care of the Mike boats and the 671's on the pusher barge. I stood mine sweep watch on the Mike boats at night and we ferried gas and ammo up the Tre Ton and French canals.Lt Shindler was the CO. Had some good times in Chau Doc and exciting times on the water. If anyone is out there give me a call.
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????
Record 39 EMAIL =: jblicken[ at ]idoc.state.id.us NAME = JP Blickenstaff Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Boise Idaho Time: 1998-05-22 19:37:19 Comments:
Great Page. I was on the USS Canon PG-90. spent two tours in market time patrols 1970-71
We ran off shore and in the Cue Bo DE in the very southern tip of SVN at SeaFloat.
Keep up the good work! JAN
Record 38 EMAIL =: steven_stillman[ at ]yahoo.com NAME = steven stillman Website: Referred by: Word of Mouth From: bonsall Ca. Time: 1998-05-19 17:59:34 Comments:
my father was on this ship... i'm living in warrensburg MO. with a buddy of his mike shirley
Record 37 EMAIL =: spirytman[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = Joseph M.Downey Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Long Island New York Time: 1998-05-19 07:52:22 Comments:
My father James J.Downey served with riv'div' 114 i think.from 68 to 70 i was wondering if any
of his past shipmates,such as Bill Dorey (spelling?) or Roger Rule,or anyone else who served
with him could contact me at my e- mail address. Anyone else who reads this and knew him,
please contact me as well. Thank you.
Record 36 EMAIL =: mbrit[ at ]prodigy.net NAME = Mel Britain Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Ewa Beach, Hi Time: 1998-05-17 20:48:17 Comments:
Served as PBR captain with RiverSection 531(My Tho) & Riv Div 594(All Over) 68 - 69
Record 35 EMAIL =: RNUNEZ[ at ]GTE.NET NAME = ROY NUNEZ Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: LOS ANGELES Time: 1998-05-16 04:27:00 Comments:
1966 I SERVED ON THE HOVERCRAFTS, COASTAL SQUADRON ONE, PACV DIVISION 107. UNIT CONSISTED OF THREE HOVERCRAFTS AND WERE BASED OUT OF CAT LO. PACV'S PARTICIPATED IN BOTH MARKET TIME AND GAME WARDEN PARTOLS. DURING NOV/DEC 1966, PACV'S OPERATED IN THE PLAIN OF REED WITH ARMY SPECIAL FORCES. THE UNIT LEFT VIETNAM CHRISTMAS EVE 1966 AND RETURNED TO CORONADO. UNIT DISBANDED JUNE 1967.
Record 34 EMAIL =: rick.findley[ at ]gsa.gov NAME = Rick Findley Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Woodbridge. VA Time: 1998-05-15 19:25:30 Comments:
In country Dec 68 - Dec 69, Naval Support Activities
Sa Dec. Rode with PBR's of RivDiv 532 & 563 any-
time I could hitch a ride. Was an ET3 at the time so
I'd take along a pocket full of radar crystals and a tuning
meter to keep the radar up and going during patrols.
Filled in anywhere the boat captain put me. Picture of
Annapolis Hotel brought back some memories. Thanks
Record 33 EMAIL =: thewilhelms[ at ]oregoncoast.com NAME = Richard W. Wilhelm OSC Ret. Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Time: 1998-05-13 21:28:36 Comments:
I Served on Swifts Aug 70-71 Made mostly river patrols at Hoy Ahn also spent some time at Tan My
Record 32 EMAIL =: RIVERMACKRAT[ at ]JUNO.COM NAME = ROBERT (MACK ) MCDEVITT Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: BOISE, IDAHO Time: 1998-05-12 18:12:40 Comments:
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE FROM RIVER DIVISION 595, 153, AND NIOTC CLASS 3/69. DOSE ANYONE WHAT BOAT EN3 HARRINTON WAS ON WHEN HE WAS KIA? PLEASR RESPONED BY E-MAIL. MACK.
Record 31 EMAIL =: SIGSTILL[ at ]SDCOE.K12.CA.US NAME = JEFF STILLMAN (EM3) Website: YRBM-20 Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: BONSALL, CA.(SAN DIEGO COUNTY) Time: 1998-05-11 06:00:55 Comments:
I was surprised to see the 20 on a Web page. It felt great! If anyone remembers me, I was a really tall, skinny redhead from California. I was an EM3 aboard the YRBM-20 from May,'69 - '70. The captain at that time was Lt. Clark, and engineering officer was CWO Johnson. My job was to repair anything electrical on the PBR's, mostly alternators, starters, and batteries. I also was an MPO (Motion Picture Operator). We showed a lot of spaghetti westerns. They seemed to be the craze at that time. If the film broke or burned, everyone would "Boo!!!" and throw objects at me. Does anyone else remember that? I was there the day the Cobra came in to land when the rotor flew off. The pilot was quick to put it in the river, and not aboard our ship. I remember the Cobra sinking with the captain and spec 4 aboard. The spec 4 climbed out but the captain couldn't open his door, as it was laying against the water. They were talking, or should I say screaming, to each other, and the spec 4 pulled a K-bar out and repeatedly beat the glass in the same spot until the helicoptor sank. The spec 4 went down with the captain, and a few seconds later, air bubbles rushed to the surface. The captain and the spec4 emerged alive. Everyone on board was screaming and yelling with joy. What a day that was to remember!!! I would like to hear from anyone who served aboard the 20, and especially EM3 Miller, Gonzales, Corey, O'Connor, EM2 Ford, EM1 Dewey, cooks Whitehouse and Kmet, Steward "Del" (Del Rosa Rio), and EN3 Gove. I remember the day that you guys put on my crow. I can still feel the pain! I'll be checking back to see if anyone has logged on that I know. Maybe we should all get together for a great reunion?
Record 30 EMAIL =: norwoodpk[ at ]aol.com NAME = Jim Madden Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Chicago Time: 1998-05-10 17:49:18 Comments:
I was on Swift Boats and we often tied up to the YRBM's. We enjoyed eating in the mess, watching a movie, the beer barge alongside, and the Sunday steak barbecue. The PX (I forget what it was called) was the only place to buy stuff for months. I only slept in the crew quarters the first night on a YRBM, even though it was air conditioned most of us decided we preferred to sleep on the boats.
Record 29 EMAIL =: paparb[ at ]AOL.com NAME = Robert Bailey Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Bakersfield, CA Time: 1998-05-09 10:05:22 Comments:
I was on the Illusive MSO 448 1970 - 72,
medi-vac out of Hiphong Harbor north viet nam in '72. just looking and hoping to fine some old friends
Record 28 EMAIL =: jcnjc2[ at ]pacbell.net NAME = Greg Carthew Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Georgetown, California Time: 1998-05-06 03:23:01 Comments:
Listed by his brother, Jim.
Record 27 EMAIL =: hlain[ at ]xvi.net NAME = Henry6 L Lain Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Lowell Indiana Time: 1998-05-03 15:21:19 Comments:
Record 26 EMAIL =: bacsi70[ at ]hotmail.com NAME = Bill Lupetti HM3 67-70 Website: NAVY CORPSMEN WEBPAGE Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Paramus, N.J. Time: 1998-04-24 11:20:45 Comments:
Again Welcome Home!
As the Corpsman at Rach-Soi, I am looking for anyone who was also stationed there.
Especially if they were there in 1970.
I am trying to find Gary Weiss, at Rach Soi, in 1970
Great Job on your page, as soon I finish learning Photoshop, I have to re-do my page,
and get up my pictures from Rach Soi, and Rach Gia.
Record 25 EMAIL =: Kb8tej1[ at ]aol.com NAME = Rob Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Time: 1998-04-22 01:38:21 Comments:
Nice to see a few of us remember! Was with RivDiv 594 70-71
then CoVahn for PRU Team in Ca Mau. Now working with emotionally disturbed kids, smoothing out my Karma.
Record 24 EMAIL =: yogiabear[ at ]cajunnet.com NAME = Everette Website: Patrol Boats of River Section 533 Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Houma,LA Time: 1998-04-21 16:10:06 Comments:
Hi Ken, just surfed in on the Vet ring, looks like you have a very nice site! I was "IN Country" 9/66 - 9/67 in
TF 116 RivRon 5,Sec 533 (PBRs)in NahBe and lower CoChin south of VinLong. Best Wishes, Yogie~~~
Record 23 EMAIL =: fletchjowers1[ at ]webtv.net NAME = Fletcher Jowers Website: Fletcher Jowers Cowboy Music Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Arlington, Texas Time: 1998-04-18 23:02:52 Comments:
I'm glad you made it home and thank you for going. Sometimes it was pure hell but sometimes it wasn't so bad. I was a YN2 my orders read COMNAVFOR REPSVNAM SAIGON. I thought I was going to be on the Admiral's staff. When I left South Vietnam in August of 1968 I was a YN2 with a Bronze Star with combat V having served, as you know, in a very remote situation.
Record 22 EMAIL =: NAME = ed nelson Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: sequoia national park, calif. Time: 1998-04-18 01:18:33 Comments:
I drove a LARC (lighter amphibian resupply craft) out of Cam Rahn, Na Trang, and Phan Thiet from Sept 66-67. I really liked the looks of the PBR. Saw alot of them. I work in Wildland Fire Management here in Sequoia with my speciality being Aviation (Airtankers/Helicopters). Nice web site you have. Stop by the IHFA site (International Helicopter Firefighters Association) sometime. Ed Nelson
Record 21 EMAIL =: t-ross[ at ]mindspring.com NAME = Ronald Hines Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: TX Time: 1998-04-10 06:46:30 Comments:
I am looking for any information on Engineman 2nd Larry A. Thomas. He served with River section 535, in 1967-68. Was my rear gunner at Chau Doc (Chau Phu) during the '68 Tet Offensive. QM1 Ron Hines would like to contact him or receive any information concerning him.
Record 20 EMAIL =: t-ross[ at ]mindspring.com NAME = Ronald Hines Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Texas Time: 1998-04-10 06:40:09 Comments:
Our Navy Vietnam Veterans Exhibit, PBR MKII, hull number 81, is returning from retirement. To make national tours upon attaining sponsorships. Past displays include, Houston, Dallas, Longview, San Antonio, Mission, Zapata, Alamo, Brownsville, Donna, Freer, Poteet, Denison, Texarkana, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, San Jacinto Battleground, Azle, Angleton, Humble, Padre Island, Galveston, Deer Park, Arlington, Harlingen, Weslaco, McAllen, Edinburg, LaJoya, Laredo, Kingsville, Tx, Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ar. Interested parties please contact us. See you down the road.
Record 19 EMAIL =: RichD9548[ at ]aol.com NAME = Rich Dickerson Website: Referred by: Net Search From: South Carolina Time: 1998-04-10 04:20:14 Comments:
Great site! Many memories, was member of MineDiv 113 and the minesweeper at the bottom of the VT canal was our division's boat MSR-7. I helped raise and repair what was left. You are correct, everyone was on deck fighting as she went down, the captain on board BM2 Charlie Brown was a good friend of mine. Everyone abandoned ship and was rescued by PBR's coming to help. This is the first time I've visited this site, what a surprise to see some of the same pictures I also have taken.
Record18 EMAIL =: ron[ at ]desnews.com NAME = ron cook Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: salt lake city Time: 1998-04-07 02:52:56 Comments:
Private!!! -Click to View- Record 17 EMAIL =: MULEMAX[ at ]prodigy.net NAME = Frank A. Mueller Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Charlottesville VA Time: 1998-04-04 22:44:42 Comments:
I was OinC of a Swift Boat in 69/70.I found your site using HotBot.
Record 16 EMAIL =: VPBRAZ[ at ]aol.com NAME = Vince Brazytis Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Cleveland, Ohio Time: 1998-04-04 01:24:31 Comments:
It's good to see that we weren't crazy, we just thought we were!
Record 15 EMAIL =: wmaxam9140[ at ]aol.com NAME = Walt Maxam Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Tucson, Arizona Time: 1998-04-03 03:28:24 Comments:
Great site. lot of good photos. Was with Base Support at Cam Rahn Bay, 66/67. Worked on the Swift Boats. Have alot of pics, but is really nice to see how the other guys made do in the different areas of Vietnam. Thanks again for an excellent page.
Record 14 EMAIL =: NAME = Kent Hawley Website:Kent's English and Education page Referred by: Net Search From: Illinois Time: 1998-04-01 00:22:38 Comments:
Just looking for my page on the net searches and found yours. Interesting site, I must say. Glad we had people like you in the services. Take care.
Record 13 EMAIL =: MeJIII[ at ]aol.com NAME = Merle Smith Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Old Saybrook, CT Time: 1998-03-29 15:38:26 Comments:
Reminds me of home:
USCGC PT MAST & PT ELLIS
2/69 to 12/69
Market Time & Sea Lords
Record 12 EMAIL =: ron[ at ]desnews.com NAME = ron cook Website: Referred by: Net Search From: salt lake city Time: 1998-03-21 06:15:18 Comments:
I served at Rach Soi the first seven months of '71. This is a nice surprise for someone who thought I imagined the whole thing.
Record 11 EMAIL =: smithfam[ at ]enid.com NAME = Fred D. Smith Website: Referred by: From Geocities From: Enid, OK Time: 1998-03-19 17:12:52 Comments:
Great site! I served on board the USS WASHTNAW CTY LST-1166 and USS VERNON CTY LST-1161 from JAN 67 to MAR 69. I was on the rivers alot. When I was transferred from the Washtenaw to the Vernon, the Washenaw was about to leave RIVRON 9 and the Vernon was about to go on. I made some friends on the boats and some of the Army people.
Record 10 EMAIL =: paburke[ at ]pacbell.net NAME = Patrick A. Burke Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Palmdale, Ca. 93551 Time: 1998-03-18 05:17:23 Comments:
Served in country 3-68 to 2-71 was in IUWG-1 Units 4 & 2 and also Waterfront Division LSB Nha Be.
Attained rank of SM-3.
1832 Autumnmist Drive
Palmdale, Ca. 93551
Record 9 EMAIL =: noelgmgc[ at ]netscorp.net NAME = GMGC LAWRENCE NOEL Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: LAREDO, TEXAS Time: 1998-03-17 04:16:39 Comments:
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. HOPE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS AND COMMENTS ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.RIVER DIVISION 531 NAHBE RVN.
Record 8 EMAIL =: bcampbell-va[ at ]worldnet.att.net NAME = ronnie campbell Website: Referred by: NewsGroups From: blue ridge va Time: 1998-03-14 13:52:52 Comments:
i was in country 67-68.served as gunner on tango 91-8. it's great haveing all these web sites too view. keep up the good work.
Record 7 EMAIL =: jbrown[ at ]epix.net NAME = Jay Brown Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Pocono Mountains of PA Time: 1998-03-13 01:22:32 Comments:
Great page! Brings back memories.
USS WASHTENAW CTY LST 1166
Jan 71 to Feb 72
Jay S. Brown
Record 6 EMAIL =: NILCO[ at ]PRODIGY.NET NAME = JACK NILES SMC RIVDIV 532 Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: VA. BEACH, VA. Time: 1998-03-07 02:15:21 Comments:
I WAS ON THE APPLE IN 69 , THE APPLE WAS OUR SUPPLY BASE WHILE WE WERE IN TRA CU ON THE VAM CO TEY NUMBER TEN THAT. HAVE A GOOD LIFE GLAG THAT DID NOT BUY THE FARM. JFN
Record 5 EMAIL =: villian[ at ]worldnet.att.net NAME = Paul Fogle Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Rose Hill, Kansas Time: 1998-03-06 04:41:06 Comments:
I was stationed aboard the YRBM-20 from Aug '69 thru Aug' 70. My job was hauling supplies to the 'barge' and to fire bases on the canals. I remember when the fuel barge caught fire, I was the one who set it adrift. This fire happened a couple of days after we recieved 15,000
2.75" rockets. They were stored on a barge tied up next to the fuel barge. This fire happened on Sunday, don't know the exact date. I also crewed the picket boat at night.
Record 4 EMAIL =: gandb[ at ]hot1.net NAME = Greg Brenner Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Waco, Tx. Time: 1998-03-05 03:41:09 Comments:
Enjoyed looking at your pictures. I was in Rivron9-Rivdiv91 from Mar '67 til Feb '68 and spent a lot of time on one of the Delta Hiltons. We were near Dong Tam most of the time. Won and lost a few bucks in some poker games there too!
Record 3 EMAIL =: ffree92225[ at ]aol.com NAME = Frank Free Website: Referred by: From LinkExchange From: Norwalk,Ca Time: 1998-03-03 04:12:30 Comments:
Great page Kent, I was aboard the YRBM 20 while with Riv Div 552 in Jan. of 69. Brings back a lot of memories, some good. This is a site I will be back to many times. Keep up the good work.
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 1 EMAIL =: s.t.morris[ at ]worldnet.att.net NAME = Stan Morris Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Scottsdale,AZ. (Billings,Montana) Time: 1998-02-24 07:13:19 Comments:
Former PBR Sailor with riv div 554 and 552 from Aug 69 to Aug 70. PBR Class 84 Mare Island. Spent my last 3 months in country with STABRON-20 on the Mekong River. I'am looking for anybody that was in these units in the same time frame.
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The Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Comm Center Unit/Ship= YRBM 20, NSA SAIGON
YRS= Oct69-Oct70 -
base/location= Chou Doc Bassac River & ATSB Binh Gia, ATSB Rach Soi