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Record 1000
Was there when base got hit. I became close to the crew of the Sea Wolves and would love to get in touch with a good friend...ADJ1 Trummel otherwise know as "Tramp" If you are out there buddy get in touch with me as we have alot of catchin up to do...besides it your round! TINY

NAME = Garland "Tiny" Freymann <EMAIL = gardead[ at ]attbi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Garrett County LST786
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 / 72-73
FROM WHERE = Bremerton , Wash
REFFERED By = just passin thru
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 18:55:27 (PST)

Record 999
Assigned to Navy Base at Qui Nhon May thur Oct 1970

NAME = Robert J Anderson <EMAIL = rjandson[ at ]rrv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity Qui nhon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qui nhon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
REFFERED By = Just drop in
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 18:15:03 (PST)

Record 998
I found this site and posted long ago. I have recently been "found" by old shipmates via this board..THANKS! Cat Lo engine shop, pier crew, and Mike 8 from May '68 to Dec '70. Still in contact with a couple of Cat Lo'ers and would love to hear from more. I would not trade my 1.5 years in Cat Lo for anything. BTW, last name pronounced Neff and this has caused at least one old friend from finding me until recently. He'd been searching by wrong spelling for me whilst I spelled his name wrong also.

NAME = Mel Neef <EMAIL = melneef[ at ]intrepid.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Harpers Ferry, WV
REFFERED By = 2nd posting, surfed on 1st visit
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 16:52:25 (PST)

Record 997
Advisor 6v-53 diesel engine shop for PBR's. Turned over base to Vietnamese in April 1972.

NAME = Ben Stairs <EMAIL = bronco[ at ]oz.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2-72 to 10-72
FROM WHERE = Port Orchard, WA
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:21:52 (PST)

Record 996
I was an RM2 watch section supervisor at the communication station in Nha Be and then went to Song Ong Doc as lead radioman relieving Dennis Walker who has also checked into this site. I spent almost 5 months at SOD and went back to civilization Oct 5, 1970. I've thought a lot about missing the attack on Oct 20 and being there for the incident at VC Lake. The pictures on this site of the aftermath of Oct 20 are the first I have seen. I hope to add some to the collection. I have some info to pass along. I got out of the Navy as soon as I returned and in 1986 I got to thinking I didn't get my medal version of my Vietnam Service ribbon. I wrote my Representative who forwarded it to the Dept of the Navy. I received a letter containing the medal and a Navy Unit Citation ribbon and the info that I also rated the Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. These were ribbons I never knew I rated. I'm guessing that there are lots of guys like me that don't know they rate awards. You should look into this. I just ordered a set of all my ribbons from Medals of America at Military.com. They were of good quality. E-mail me if you want to. I would like to hear from anyone for Nha Be or SOD.

NAME = Alan Stephenson <EMAIL = alan_g[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPACT SGN/ATSB SONG ONG DOC/TG 116
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 1969 - Oct 1970
FROM WHERE = Jackson, MI
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 18:37:42 (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 994
Served on Antelope during it's initial tour in Nam through early April of 1971.Proud to have been part of Brown Water Navy and thankful that we on the Antelope were fortunate enough not to have lost any crew during our tour in country.

NAME = Ronald F. Currie <EMAIL = rcurrie[ at ]ci.waterville.me.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS ANTELOPE PG-86
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bo-De & Cu-Lon Rivers, Seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Waterville, Me.
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 17:40:18 (PST)

Record 993
black amerasian looking for my father. served two tours had relationship with my mother Sot Trans. had a son , and mother pregnant in her six month. before he left to come back to the states. name was David she called him "Davy" Lawrence.any info please contact me at Luvcoffe[ at ]aol.com or (610)310-1106 he served in 1966-67 and then in 1968-69

NAME = Karla <EMAIL = luv coffe[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung tau in 1966-67and 68-69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 5 years
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 15:54:54 (PST)

Record 992
While I started out on a guided missle distroyer in 1965. When I got back to the states I had orders to go to training on the pbrs. And I was to head back to vietnam for another tour. Man I don't regret it at all, I met alot of good friends.

NAME = jIim MacCarthy <EMAIL = Macc33[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = (DLG16) PBR 122 (533)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat lo,Nha be. Mye toe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2.5yrs.
FROM WHERE = 65,66,67, Massachusetts
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:20:41 (PST)

Record 991
great site!! I've been looking for a number of the guys from the VN days EN3 Neef, Hebert(Bill) Williams, Ralph Wiengard,EN1 Anderson,John Smith(from LA)and the Morman EN3 at Cat Lo, among many others for 30 + years just to resolve questions of what happened to them. Especially Bill Williams. If anyone of you all can get me up to speed on this info I would be most greatful.

NAME = Neal H Clark (Tiny) <EMAIL = nealclarkn[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COSDIV 13, LCM 8-740/751
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo, Nha Bae
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach, VA via Maine, REFFERED By = surfed in
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 08:31:33 (PST)

Record 990
Sir,My son and I are trying to locate a remote control version,(and a plastic model)of a PBR,just like the ones that served in Vietnam.Do you know where I can find such a boat? Any information you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks, Brett Johnson

NAME = Brett Johnson <EMAIL = susanhubby01[ at ]aol.com>
FROM WHERE = Olive Branch, Ms.
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 08:17:25 (PST)

Record 989
I was in pbr class 50,around oct.or nov.1967 any way,after completion of s.e.r.e.,boat school,etc,left phillipines our final school,we flew into siagon that morning under alot of choas.TET WAS IN FULL SWING,we were transported to military buses to Annopolis hotel for processing I remember hearing music playing close by,I stopped and asked a G.I. what was going on and he said "rock n roll band playing upstairs,Montana club,so I climbed stairs ,and here was this huge room filled with GI's and a phillipino band playing.They were on break,and I saw one of the band members drinking soda,I approached him and ask if possible I could play next song.along with $5 ,he said ok.AsI walked on stage and seeing all the G.I's having fun,I grabed mic and asked for drummer,bass,keyboard player and me on lead guitar.I was wanting to come up with a song that would grab our minds and souls as we entered a war far from our own country,guess what song we did? CAIN'T GET NO SATISFACTION by the Rolling STONES,we did the song perfectly,the place went nuts,I have never seen so much feelings expressed that it was unbelievable.What a way to go on from there.Now all these years emotions have passed I still remember that day at the Montana club.d.e.w.

NAME = dave williams <EMAIL = dwilliams001[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = p.b.r.'s,river section 521
BASEs or LOCATIONS= tam my
YEARs in VIETNAM = mar+18 months
FROM WHERE = florida keys, fl.
REFFERED By = surfiong net.
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 02:38:37 (PST)

Record 988
i was one of the snipers who "escaped" seafloat in 70. looking for paul harrison or dave liebensperger(sp). website rekindled a lot of memories. well put together site. thanks.

NAME = Jim Huggins <EMAIL = jim_huggins[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = rapid city, sd
REFFERED By = surfed on in
- Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 22:09:44 (PST)

Record 987
I was stationed at Nha Be from October 1969 until May 1970. I was then reassigned to ATSB Song Ong Doc as Leading Radioman. I remained at Song Ong Doc until the first of October 1970. I was there for the September 1970 VC Lake action, but left just before the base was destroyed in October 1970. I was an RM2 and worked in the NOC. I slept in "The Swamp" and for 5 months almost never ate in the mess hooch. I could only handle scrambled eggs and mosquitos on one month intervals.

NAME = Alan Stephenson <EMAIL = Alan_G[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TG 116.2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 1969 - Oct 1970
FROM WHERE = Jackson, MI
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 20:43:10 (PST)

Record 986
great site


- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 01:10:47 (PST)

Record 985
Nice site! I was with artillery, but enjoyed it. WANTED: Audiotapes of Vietnam radio traffic, fire missions, firefights, incoming, cockpit tapes, AFVN etc. Also Vietnam home movies on VHS and camcorder tapes of revisits. I have LOTS of the same to trade. Thanks!

NAME = Jim Claeys
WEB SITE = http://community.webtv.net/jrc48/VIETNAMWARAUDIOAND
<EMAIL = jrc48[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 4th Inf Div
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Pleiku-An Khe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = Akron, Ohio
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 18:26:06 (PST)

Record 984
I got very close to the guys in my boat I think closer than family, would like to here from any of you to see how life is treating you.We all had some real bad times but we stuck togeather lets not forget to stay in touch.

NAME = Jim Nelson "Nelli" <EMAIL = jabo[ at ]xyz.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 512
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Location VungTau , CamRanh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68 - 69
FROM WHERE = Homer, AK
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 01:38:19 (PST)

Record 983
my story is for my cousin MICHAEL CARR who was kia i belive in 1968.(very bad year). i served between 1977 thru 1981. it is not a lot of info i relize there is very few people who can help me.so please do your best. your shipmate jr

NAME = ht2 james ruller <EMAIL = ruller7[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= lower mekong (south)1968
FROM WHERE = kingston, ny
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 16:00:59 (PST)

Record 982
its good to be home

NAME = steve bush <EMAIL = tbone2r11[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss askari
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = gosport, in
REFFERED By = just passin through
- Monday, January 14, 2002 at 07:34:13 (PST)

Record 981
This is in answer to the request for information about James Sander that I tried to e-mail direct, but it keeps bouncing back. Faria, e-mail me I have the information you request. I was with Jim in Vinh Long in 68

NAME = Frank J.Sparks
WEB SITE = www.cyberSEALs.org
<EMAIL = sealpup121[ at ]udtseal.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Seafloat and Solid Anchor
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68,69,70
FROM WHERE = Palmdale, Ca.
REFFERED By = Seawolves
- Monday, January 14, 2002 at 05:17:05 (PST)

Record 980
Outstanding Website.... This is my first visit. You can change the tag under the MSO from possibly to it is! That is the Firm. I would imagine that the Firm made more than one trip to Vung Tau but during her 1965 deployment she anchored off Vung Tau and sent the motor whale boat in. Unfortunately, as I remember it, the motor whale boat ran aground. The C.O. at the time, LCDR. C.W.Roth, was not a happy camper. Always looking to exchange sea stories with old shipmates........

NAME = Ed Livingston <EMAIL = baldy-san[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Firm (MSO-444)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Also, MinePac (YFU-39) & USS Whippoorwill (MSC-207)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1969
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 18:55:10 (PST)

Record 979
I proudly served on the USS CLARION RIVER under LT.Commander Cagle. I would like to hear from buddies!I remember Mack Kalihiki from Hawaii,also Porfirio Mendoza,Robert Mendez, Mediano, Juan Cuellar, Alvino Sosa, My good buddy, Luis Tristan.I've enjoyed all these web sites and viewing all the photos, brings back so many memories!

NAME = jose ruben ramon <EMAIL = gabe1262[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CLARION RIVER LFR - 409
BASEs or LOCATIONS= JAPAN-VIET -NAM I,II,III.IV, CORP
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = MIRANDO CITY, Tx.
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 12:18:10 (PST)

Record 978
All I'm trying to do is find somebody that served aboard the "Ogden" from 1969 to 1973 and converse any information that we have in common to share with each other. I love each and everyone of the personnel I served with in the engine room of the LPD-5!!!!! I was a Boiler Technician .

NAME = Paul Smith <EMAIL = Psmith429[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Ogden LPD-5
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 14:37:06 (PST)

Record 977
I was a corpsman assigned to Tango-111-3, BM3 Al Underwoods boat. Is Al or Foxey still alive out there! Also Bill Shealey, does any one remember me?

NAME = Mike Serenko <EMAIL = dustydawg[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 111, Tango 111-3
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = Feb68-Feb69
FROM WHERE = Fernley, NV
REFFERED By = just surfed in
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 14:10:33 (PST)

Record 976
Guys ,What no pictures of 37 barbershop in Vung-tau. DILLIGAF RIGGIN

NAME = Theodore J. Riggin,Sr. <EMAIL = THEOPACRAT[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Tutuila ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= An-Thoi and Vung-Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
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REFFERED By = Just Browsing
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 08:41:58 (PST)

Record 975
Nice website - Good work

NAME = Ron Chase <EMAIL = wind54diver[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coastal Div 11 Swifts PCF12/93
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang & Seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = June 1969 - June 1970
FROM WHERE = Kamiah , Idaho
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 14:17:08 (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 973
I was coxswain on the 14 of the 1097th in 68 pogonas was capt then he made three star general before he got out he was in charge of all logistics moved to saudi for desert storm.

NAME = John T. Perrine <EMAIL = jokervet[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1097th
BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
FROM WHERE = plainfield , N.J.
REFFERED By = surfed on in
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 10:52:41 (PST)

Record 972
As a CYN3, I was in the radio room when the bomb went off and sounded General Qrts. Lt. Blevins was the skipper at that time.

NAME = Jerry Wojciechowski <EMAIL = jerry001[ at ]ameritech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Long Xuyen to BenTre
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1968
FROM WHERE = McHenry, IL
- Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 09:53:57 (PST)

Record 971
Great photos of the Navy Support Team - Spent many an evening watching movies there - I was the one who enforced the security zone around you for several months in the last part of '69 - Arrested several youngsters on the dock there - Was the Phoenix Advisor from about August 1969 - January 1970. If any of the navy helo pilots who remember taking me on armed aerial recon see this get hold of me. I also spent time with the sensor team many evenings - and with the SEAL Team going over intel. Any of you guys get hold of me. After here - I went to US ARMY Electronic Warfare School (later combined with Combat Surveillance School) and left service. Thanks for the memories of the photos - Best to you all.

NAME = Larry J. O'Daniel
WEB SITE = www.goldencoastpublishing.com
<EMAIL = larryjodaniel[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= USA Phoenix Advisor Song Ong Doc late 1969 - Jan 1970
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 69- Jan 70
REFFERED By = Surfed In looking for Team 80
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 21:27:40 (PST)

Record 970
BEEN THERE DONE THAT

NAME = MORTON, VAUGHN R. <EMAIL = VAUGHNMORTON[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 24 7 YFU 57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE ALL OVER
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-72
FROM WHERE = JEFFERSON CITY, MO
REFFERED By = JUST SURFING
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:02:01 (PST)

Record 969
Well Done!

NAME = Kalli Bellou
WEB SITE = http://users.hol.gr/~kbellou
<EMAIL = kalibellou[ at ]vip.gr>
FROM WHERE = Athens, Greece, REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 08:09:44 (PST)

Record 968
More to follow.

NAME = Jeff Mohn, Sr. <EMAIL = dwnhilrcr[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Bo's'n locker LCM's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = Sinking Spring {Reading}, Pa.
REFFERED By = surfed on in
- Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 18:03:13 (PST)

Record 967
great site: it was a year that I will never forget, after being an advisor on my boat with four VN' sailors. hope to here from other guys in my unit!

NAME = Ronald Crail GMG 3 <EMAIL = fisherman41001[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RD 533
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MyTho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Alexandria , Ky
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 20:14:24 (PST)

Record 966
On board during sapper attack ,remember like it was yesterday.Have been in contact with Gene Mackey last year.Wonder where Cochi ,and the other F.G.are,can;tremember names that well .Have a 26 year old son 1ST.LT. Marine Corp. helicopter[ch-46] pilot will be deployed July 2002 to Afganistan area most likely ,what goes around comes around.

NAME = Bill Donovan <EMAIL = NANDON [ at ]EAGLE1st.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Gallup PG-85
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam-Rahn+Seafloat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1971
FROM WHERE = Bethlehem, N.H
- Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 07:34:52 (PST)

Record 965
I don't have a story to tell only a Thank You to give. I appreciate all that all of our servicemen and women have done and are doing for our country. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

NAME = Sunny
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 14:04:02 (PST)

Record 964
i Was transfered to catlo from Danang in early 1970. I was a SK3 at the time. I worked in the supply warehouse issuing parts. I was one of the only "RT" drivers, so I loaded many ammo-ships before they headed up river. I was there when we changed the command of the base to the vietnam navy. I remember good liberty in catlo, and great liberty in VungTau...................to all my brothers..Welcome Home..

NAME = Dean B. Booen SKCS/SS (USN-RET) <EMAIL = deano[ at ]westal.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD CATLO
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 1970
FROM WHERE = JANESVILLE, MN
REFFERED By = JUST FOUND IT
- Friday, January 04, 2002 at 12:19:19 (PST)

Record 963
A friend of mine served on the LST Harrnet County. I have pictures of one of the times we landed on it while working for the Navy. I would like to find a web site that will give more info on the Harrnet County. Appreciate any help. Thank You.

NAME = Dave Norton <EMAIL = vnvet[ at ]olynet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 118th Assault Helicopter Company
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bien Hoa
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug.68-April 70
FROM WHERE = Montesano, WA
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 20:15:02 (PST)

Record 962
Looking for people I served with.

NAME = John Rothfuss BM3 <EMAIL = jtrothfuss[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPACT SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MyTho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Denver, Colo
- Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 17:34:55 (PST)

Record 961
This is just a memory note for my uncle James E.Moses he passed away about 8 years ago.I found this web site and thought it might be a good thing mention my uncle a very loved man and very helpful.He died from cancer at a real early age.He never told the stories of vetnam but we never asked either we figured it was best left in the past.My uncle came home the year I was born in 1965 I am now 36 and I am a very proud niece and Love him alot.If I could never do anything for my uncle while he was living let this be a note to let someone out there know there was one more navy man there but now he is gone but not forgoten.God Bless you uncle Jim I hope you are proud of me as I am you.Tracy

NAME = James Emanuel Moses
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tusics
BASEs or LOCATIONS= he came home in 1965
YEARs in VIETNAM = came home in 1965
FROM WHERE = Hackett , Ark
REFFERED By = found by niece on computer
- Monday, December 31, 2001 at 17:32:54 (PST)

Record 960
Great site. I ave a couple of pics that may be of interest - will ship them over e-mail.

NAME = Jim Finnegan
WEB SITE = http://www.saigonwarrior.com
<EMAIL = Finnegan[ at ]saigonwarrior.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= C.M.A.C.
YEARs in VIETNAM = '69
FROM WHERE = England, - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 04:06:14 (PST)

Record 959
I was on watch in the crows nest the night we were bomb.I still can see in my mind everything that happen that night.I will never forget everyone on the YRBM-16 they were very brave crew . GOD BLESS EVERYONE

NAME = ALLEN L. WEIKEL <EMAIL = HIPPIE68[ at ]PAONLINE.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAN CHAU-CAN THO-BEN TRE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = LEBANON, PA
- Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 06:02:46 (PST)

Record 958
Forgot my e-mail address. Still need to know more about Sander.

NAME = Walter Faria <EMAIL = w-lfaria[ at ]msn.com>
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 22:32:12 (PST)

Record 957
I arived in Vinh Long around Apr 68'. Served as patrol Boat Coaxwine on the LCMs and also on the Pusher boats when the APL-46 arived. I was aboard when Hanoi Hanna said her Charlie's were going to sink us to the bottom of the river in late 68, I believe. Both bardges were still aflote in April of 69' when I left country. I tried to stay out of the Military when I got back from Vietnam but instead decided to become a "career man" in 1973 (USCG-ret). I have been looking for some of these guys for a very long time but just never knew where to look. Thank Goodness for the internet and your web site or I would never have found them. I served with three guys (Ron, Rick, and Steve) that I have since contacted, but am still looking for NEWMAN (my best friend), REARDON (my engineer)and anyone who knew JAMES(?) SANDER (a Navy Seal I played guitar with on occasion). I understood he was killed in Siagon while on his way home (non-hostil injury) and am still looking to confirm or affirm this romor. I have a photo I can send (with him and his pet snake called Charlie) to anyone who can help me find out more. I KNOW that his last name is Sander (James I am not as sure). I need to go to the Wall some day, but will not go until I am sure I do not pass him up, if he is there. I will update this entry when I find out more. God bless you all.

NAME = Walter Faria
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR9/APL-46
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET, Ving Long, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69
FROM WHERE = Wisconsin, REFFERED By = Net Search
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 21:59:04 (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 955
We were all Young Once and Viet Nam can age a person. It was a great expiernece to be associated with all the Brown Water Sailors I was with. I still have my Black Beret. Mike Brass where are you?

NAME = Rich Iglesias EN3 <EMAIL = Iglesias28[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Maintainence USS Hunterdon County LST-838
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta, Bassac, Hom Long etc.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/68-9/69
FROM WHERE = South Jersey, NJ
REFFERED By = Soder
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 12:55:31 (PST)

Record 954
I served in the Rigger shop at Binh Thuy (was a PR-3 at the time) from June, 1969 to June, 1970. I did a one month TDY to Cam Rahn Bay. I would love to hear from anyone else who was in that shop at that time. I've lost touch with all of them. I did a second tour off the coast of Vietnam on the Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) with VA-52 (an A-6 Intruder squadron). This was the WestPac of 1970-71.

NAME = Al Maxey
WEB SITE = http://www.zianet.com/maxey
<EMAIL = maxey[ at ]zianet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FASU
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/69 - 6/70
FROM WHERE = Alamogordo, NM
REFFERED By = Surfed In
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 06:52:39 (PST)

Record 953
HM2 assigned to the dispensary at Binh Thuy in support of HAL-3. Great time.bad time.

NAME = Ken Peters <EMAIL = oldnavydoc[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72
FROM WHERE = Greenville, Pa
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 10:19:14 (PST)

Record 952
helped build hutches at service battery 3/34th arty used to drive birm reactionary force out to birm when incoming morters hit . also ended up on barge operated arty 3/34th arty . sure liked the navy boats that towed us from one fire position too another . They had lots of fire power . thanks for towing us safely and pulling gaurde on our flanks

NAME = Jerome king <EMAIL = jerry1[ at ]pathwaynet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3/34th artillery svc btry also barge operated artillery
BASEs or LOCATIONS= 9th Inf Div Dong Tam and river ways in Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Greenville , Mi
REFFERED By = search
- Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 22:40:51 (PST)

Record 951
THIS STORY IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF *DAVID LAND* R.I.P. Bro... With ENOURMOUS respect for the US Army 9th Infantry !! I have recently gotten in contact with a Navy buddy that I served with on the Mekong river. I had searched for this guy for 30 years, off & on, then finally found him. This is the first story I sent him to update him on what happened to me after we parted. Enjoy.................. End of September 1969: I received orders to leave VietNam & checked out of RivRov13 in a BIG hurry. I slept, the first night after, on the steel deck of a pontoon next to an Army connex box & woke in the middle of the night with cockroaches crawling in my clothes. A minor distraction & after shooing them away finished the night in peaceful bliss dreaming of the real world, Maria & beds with pillows instead of roaches. A fellow Michigan sailor named Hank, from another Tango boat in RivRon 13, was flying on the same bird home & we teamed up for the ride. Both our seabags had been peppered with shrapnel at some time & after throwing them in the trash, had the jungle greens on our backs, some cash & a $3.00 CARTON of Marlboro's between us for the trip. Cool for me cause Hank didn't smoke. We flew to Saigon on a C-130 & killed the entire day at Tan Son Nhat airport. Hank & I went to the eatery atop the building and ordered T-Bone steak dinners for breakfast. It was time to wash a years worth of C rations from our taste buds. We waited like slobbering, half starved wolves & when the meal arrived we looked at our plates in total wonder.... We wondered what kind of animal these T-bones had come from. They were THE smallest steaks ever seen & yes there was a T bone in there... Bout this big right here > T < !! Hanks eyes lifted to connect with mine & we both said in perfect unison... .... " DOG " ...... Our survival training kicked in... We ate every morsel on the table & washed it down with one of those Giant bottles of VietNam beer that has a picture of a tiger on the label, poured warm into a glass of ice, (yuk).... Satisfied customers I tell you. Slept that night on hard, curved wooden bench seats in the airport lobby with a group of about 10 other paranoid sailors. We could have stayed at the Navy 'Annapolis' hotel, but didn't want to risk leaving & somehow miss our plane. I woke up in the middle of this night also to see the floor Teeming with THOUSANDS of rats, scurrying everywhere. I prayed that it WAS dog that we had eaten in the restaurant. I got up & moved everybodys gear from the floor up onto the benches where the rats didn't seem to be, then flopped down & went back to sleep. After sleeping in a few VC & NVA infested areas, sleeping in a rat infested place was a treat. Better class of rats for sure. We watched our bird land the next day & were the first ones aboard, strapped in & ready to roll. The plane filled rapidly with grunts of every description Army-Navy-Air Force-Marines. The cabin was alive with conversation & nervous talk, kind of a loud backround din. We were facing the worst of our two greatest fears. Fear #2- Getting killed. Fear #1- Getting killed just as you were about to leave that rotten place ( much worse ). Suddenly all sound stopped. I mean the plane went dead silent. Down the aisle walked the United Airlines stewardess of our dreams. A ROUND eyed girl. VERY well shaped & stunningly beautiful. She wore a blue apron covered with hundreds of G.I. pins. Must have been 10 pounds of metal pins covering her chest alone. Army unit pins, Captains bars, Navy chief emblems, & MANY pins depicting Snoopy doing every conceivable thing on a flying dog house. She stopped right next to my seat, about mid plane... I could smell her.... I got lightheaded..... Her presence was AWESOME .... Un believable... I thought I would add to her collection, took a 'Curse You Red Baron' snoopy pin from my boonie hat & gave it to her. She smiled, slowly and pinned it on her chest. **... THEN THE INCREDIBLE HAPPENED ....** xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx She placed her gentle hands on either side of my face, looked right straight into my soul, slowly lowered her lips to mine & gave me a tongue 'n' all, heart stopping, 'Welcome Home Sailor' kiss. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx As her lips detached & her face receeded her eyes never left mine. I was totaly addled... Struck deaf & definitely dumb... in a trance. The men on the plane were stunned & sat with Full Moon eyes, huge, like dinner plates. Hank's lower jaw was on the deck. The footstep of a flea would have seemed like a pallet of C-4 going off at that extraordinary moment. Nobody breathed.... **** Then the flashbulb went off. **** As one, it seemed, the whole planeload of men saw that if you gave this angel a gift, she returned a 'Welcome Home' kiss. Pandemonium ensued. Soldiers tore at their clothes as if they were being eaten by fire ants. Pins of all descriptions appeared. Men who didn't have pins pulled buttons, chevrons & unit patches off their tunics. The sound of rending cloth was everywhere mixed with cursing as battle hardened troopers took their last, self inflicted, puncture wounds of the war. Money appeared & 25 cent pins were sold for uncounted wads of cash. >>>Blood flowed like water<<<< & the noise became deafening. The lady stood there, calmly, in the middle of the utter chaos & smiled, slowly. She loved it... This was her thing... She actually seemed to glow... Everything, ... guns, napalm, tracers, bombs, bullets, rain, mud, mosquitoes, booby traps, choppers, heat, death & bad food was driven from our minds. It was the greatest feat of instantanious mood alteration I have ever seen. I'm blessed with a fast mind & very good reflexes sooo...... Quick as a cat I ripped another pin from my hat & offered it to the goddess of lips for kiss #2. Screw all them other guys. I wanted another. I was there, they were square. She gazed at the trinket in my trembling hand & brought her face close to mine again... hands on thighs... smiling, even more slowly... hotly even... She looked directly into my steamed up Buddy Holly glasses, through my eyes, right into my brain & spoke her first words. To me... Only me. " One to a customer soldier," she cooed sweetly, " But you know a girl never forgets her first......" she added with a wink. MY jaw hit the deck. My vision dimmed. My face caught FIRE. I was burning ALIVE. Einstien was right..Time & space can became one. I'm sure I blacked out for a moment. She then took Hank's pin, slipped it in a pocket on her apron & kissed him. After she pulled back, the shine off his smiling teeth nearly blinded me. In a flash of insight i realized that only her 'Firsts' were pinned to her apron & got a tongue 'n' all.... the rest went into her pocket & got a peck on the lips. MY snoopy pin held the GREAT honor of residing so very close to what MUST have been the most beautiful chest in the universe.... Gives me shivers to think about it. I figure she must have had a dump truck full of pins & emblems emptied from her apron pocket.... an honor in itself to go into THAT pocket. I guess the plane took off. It must have. I'm here.The rest of the flight was a blur. I actually took off well before the aircraft left the ground. This woman from heaven managed to 'Welcome Home' kiss EVERY man on the plane during the long flight..... It was as if she were a hypodermic & injected each of us with a 'Zest For Life' drug laced with 'I am alive-I have a future' serum. There were other girls which attended us on that flight, I think, but she was OURS. No... we were HERS... She OWNED every man aboard. She must have been chilled from the repeated mental undressings she endured. Like I said... She loved it... (so did we) This might seem like a good place to end this, 'I swear it's true' (and it IS true, I swear), story, But I can't... there's more... It gets better. In the 27 or so sleepless hours it took to get to the USA Hank & I talked mostly about how we would be recieved. Stories got to us in country about returning soldiers being spit upon & crowds chanting 'Baby Killer'. We worried about that. I thought about some of the sailors I had met. Kevin ... John.... James .....T.L. & David.... We had lost David.... A couple of poker games ran most of the way back, dice too. Tales of GI 'just home' suicides drifted about. We worried about that as well. Our thoughts were interrupted when the pilot informed us that he could see Mt. McKinley ahead & banked the plane both ways so all could see the first glimpse of home. Many men wept, me included. Totally unashamed. Overpowered with emotion. The force of seeing that mountain is STILL strong. Very strong indeed. After touchdown in the sweet California sunshine at Travis AFB, Hank & I went down the ramp to face, I guess, big fear #3. Guess what ??? NOBODY was there. We breathed easier but remained very tense. More scared, kind of, than if we were still on the river. And God we were tired. I felt 90 years old & looked BAD. Four days in the same jungle greens. Eyes like twin red suns setting on the planet Zombie. Four days scraggly beard, sporting a smell in the R's. Somewhere between roadkill & roquefort cheese. WHEW! Never felt or smelled like that before or since. We had 6 hours to kill so we decided to go to the USO & see if we could get a bed. The USO was on an upper level & we waited at an elevator to ride up. A little old man & a little old lady walked up and stood next to us to wait also. Talk about embarrased. The doors opened & we all got on. Hank & I stared at the floor, acutely aware of our awful stench. The old man cleared his throat & said " Excuse me boys, Have you just returned from Viet Nam?" PANIC CITY !! Hank & I both mumbled a feeble "yessir" & then looked up. The lady had tears in her eyes, the man did too, (I thought it was from B.O. fumes). Hank & I straightened a little, ready to take the ass whipping we had worried about all the way home. Brave sailors to the last. The couple kind of glanced at each other then burst into full blown sobs. They came at us. We backed into a corner. No escape. We couldn't fight. We couldn't raise our hands against grandma & grandpa. We were frozen, solid to the floor. Trapped.... waiting for that round between the eyes. The lady rushed in, threw her arms around Hank & started kissing his face saying " Welcome home son, Welcome home." The man grabbed my hand & pumped it furiously sobbing "Welcome back boys, Job well done." Then they switched & I was engulfed by moms arms & repeatedly kissed & murmured too. Dad wrung Hank's hand & did the same. The elevator doors opened but the love that filled that car didn't drain out. It stuck to Hank & I and covers us to this very day. Many men were not welcomed home.... We were .... Oh how we were welcomed home. Mom & Pop touched us one last time, said " God bless you " & dissappeared. I didn't learn their names but I will NEVER forget them. I don't know about Hank but I was sure that I had just met the people I had fought so hard for. Mom & Pop USA. Angels placed there, at that moment in time, to surround ME with America's love. God bless THEM !!!!!! ................... Best ass whipping I ever had....... The beds at the USO?... Sleep?... You gotta be kidding. We made for the airport bar & drank AMERICAN beer, no ice, till a bird took us to our home in the Great Frozen Mitten ..... We had it made...... Gravy mman..... All gravy.... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Back to the present... This is a true story..... I remember it like it happened an hour ago... It STILL makes me cry to recall the events & the emotions of that trip. It took me 13 hours to recall & write this narritive in detail... Most of that time was spent trying to dissolve the massive, bowling ball sized lump in my throat. It is important to me that you read this & figured out that Grandma & Grandpa's love, in the elevator, was the TRUE American sentiment at the time. Me & Hank were just the lucky swabs that took that message for ALL the grunts.... I have to sign off for now cause my glasses are steaming up again... Love to you all... Tango out.....

NAME = Larry Kennedy <EMAIL = tango13[ at ]voyager.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army/Navy Mobile Riverene Force, Rivron13, T-131-11, T-131-13, M-131-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/1968 - 10/1969
FROM WHERE = Mason, Michigan
- Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 03:53:24 (PST)

Record 950
would like to try an find some of the guys I was with.We repared the PCFs and got them ready to turn over to the south

NAME = Ron Brumfield <EMAIL = embrum[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSF
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Ranh Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69 70
FROM WHERE = Cape Cod , Ma.
REFFERED By = surffing the net
- Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 19:20:02 (PST)

Record 949
Just looking to see if anyone that I served with is still out there ? Also looking for some photos or info on roster of all members of my class before going to Nam. In Nam Oct.68 to Oct.69 River Patrol Force TF 116 River Div. 553

NAME = Gene c. Ebert <EMAIL = Deertraxgallatinriver.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 553 TF 116 Boat 31 &33
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Siagon to All Points North
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-19
FROM WHERE = Knoxville, IL
REFFERED By = SELF
- Friday, December 21, 2001 at 18:46:30 (PST)

Record 948
I really enjoy your website and I have lots of pictures of the Tra Cu area.

NAME = John W Sletten <EMAIL = FreonJohn[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Tra Cu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 all
FROM WHERE = Las Cruces, NM
- Friday, December 21, 2001 at 16:38:48 (PST)

Record 947
I started out in feb 70 on the 21 working on the boat docks.I then road the rivers as a engineman on the mike boats.Do any of you 21 sailors remenber the socker game in anlong village.I had red hair and freckels.I then left for atsb ben keo on the vam co dong river in tay nimh province.I came home in oct.I meet once a year with WO Dan Backus he was third in command and in charge of all enginering personel on the 21.He lives in long beach calif.I remenber the 21 often ,she was a good frind to me.

NAME = Ralph(chris)Christopher mm3 <EMAIL = rwchristopher[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss Vega
BASEs or LOCATIONS= yrbm21,atsb Ben Keo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-70
FROM WHERE = las vegas, nv
REFFERED By = tf116
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 23:17:01 (PST)

Record 946
I served on the Krishna 69-70 mostly in the rivers as MRFN. I was in repair, working on swift boats and any other craft that were damaged. I have looked at other web sights and every one seems so upbeat about their tour. I guess people deal with it in their own way. I remember how bad some of the boats and sailors were shot up and it is mostly bad things I recall. One of the worst was Garza a shipfitter that worked on the barges with us, one of my friends and one of the gang. My friend Garza did was not a happy man, one night he took a grenade to shipfitters locker, pulled the pin and bent over on it! It was listed as a ship board accident by the Navy. I just want his shipmates to remember him for who hw was, not for what he did. Thanks for listening to me. James

NAME = James R Yarberry <EMAIL = yarberry3[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Krishna ARL38
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 69-70
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REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 11:46:25 (PST)

Record 945
I arrvied at Solid Anchor just after the move from Seafloat.I think it was September of 1970. I hitched a ride with RID41 from Binh Thuy. I stayed at Solid Anchor for about Ten months. I was a radioman and worked at the ops center. Our shifts were 8 on 8 off 8 on and 32 off. During the 32 off I would go on a 24 hour patrol with Swifts or Heavies, but usually the Swifts. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of my tour at Solid Anchor.

NAME = Bill Figiel <EMAIL = bfigiel[ at ]manfinancial.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Solid Anchor
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970/71
FROM WHERE = Chicago, IL
- Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 08:30:47 (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 943
Looking for other 541 guys. Bill Figley and Tony (Mad Dog) Fernandez. I have a bunch of pictures and put together a slide presentation that I give to schools, churches, etc. I now live in Atlanta, Ga.

NAME = Bob Weinschenk <EMAIL = shankbomar[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR River Section 541
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/67 - 10/68
FROM WHERE = Noblesville, In
- Monday, December 17, 2001 at 20:02:53 (PST)

Record 942
As a Deepwater Sailor for 3 years then sent to Vietnam as a Support person. Survived my 13monthes in country. Been in Miami Fl since 1986..

NAME = Richard H Robinson <EMAIL = ric_jan[ at ]Bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16, RivDiv51
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA and Sadec
YEARs in VIETNAM = Feb,1968 thru Feb,1969
FROM WHERE = Charlotte, NC
- Monday, December 17, 2001 at 19:09:29 (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 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 939
Interested in any other grunts who were on this troop ship. The Navy treated us very well, even if they did eat our steaks when we were out on a mission. Ships' hot showers are still remembered with appreciation. Go Navy!

NAME = Sgt. Marshall Wiygul <EMAIL = Darline Wiygul[ at ]aol>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd of 60th 9th Infantry___Troop Ship= Ben Wah (?)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong River off Dong Tam, My Tho.........
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan-Oct..1968
FROM WHERE = Snohomish, Wa
REFFERED By = no one
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 18:12:16 (PST)

Record 938
We were the first group from Minron 11 to go to Nha Be. I was 19 yrs. old and the first trip down the Long Tau was pretty scary, but before long we even went water skiing out there. Watched the Eastern Mariner sink at Nha Be after being exploded by the V.C. Our boat, MSB 16, was one of the first on scene at the Baton Rouge Victory after it was mined and beached.Heintz(not sure of spelling) and Underwood paid with their lives; close friend Rod Rickley paid with his life after I was stateside. Spent 2 yrs. on the Epping Forest 67-68, made a few trips down to Vietnam. Because of the lack of rated boatswains mates they let me run an MSL for a while as a seaman. Epping Forest went through a typhoon on the way to Yokosuka that nearly did her in. An African American boatswain mate named White led a crew of volunteers into after steering, a potential death trap, and drained water away from steering telemotors saving the day. Hats off to you Mr. White. If any of this information sounds familiar get in touch.

NAME = Rick Tingley <EMAIL = rickandcarol[ at ]zianet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB 16 and USS Epping Forest
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be and Sasebo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6 months 1966
FROM WHERE = Roswell, NM
REFFERED By = surfing
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:41:19 (PST)

Record 937
Watch officer at Nha Trang ("Halo Shampoo") Fall 66 to Fall 67.

NAME = Robert F. Weir <EMAIL = robert_weir[ at ]hsb.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CTF 115.2 staff
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Trang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Bolton, MA
- Friday, December 14, 2001 at 06:40:47 (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 935
Dear Brownwater Navy, concerning "Navy ships of the former South Vietnam and Cambodia that escaped to the Philippines". I have been trying to find info on my Father's WWII ship that escaped from South Vietnam in 1975 to the Phillipines and renamed "Oriental". If you can tell me the fate of this ship, the WWII crewmates would be so appreciative (was previously a WWII Patrol Craft - PC-1569. http://www.pc1569.com Please note the history at the bottom of this email. This means so much to my Dad. Sincerely, Paul Spears webmaster[ at ]alaweb.com History of the PC1569 --------------------------------- History: The U.S.S PC 1569 was laid down on 26 September 1944 at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 9 December 1944. The ship was donated to the Navy by the citizens of Grant County, Indiana, through purchases of War Bonds and was sponsored by Mrs. Nelle Hines, Chairman of the Grant County Defense Committee; and commissioned at New Orleans, La., on 14 March 1945 at 1400 hours, Lt. (jg.)John G. Davidson, USNR, in command. The submarine chaser put to sea on 29 March for post-commissioning tests and for shakedown training out of Miami, Fla. After some repairs at Miami, she put to sea again on 8 May bound for Key West, Fla., and several days of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) training. PC--1569 completed that mission on 12 May and set a course for the Panama Canal. She arrived at Coco Solo on 16 May and, two days later, transited the canal. The small warship left Balboa three days later; stopped at Sari Diego, Calif., from 27 to 30 May; and then headed for the Hawaiian Islands. She reached Pearl Harbor on 6 June and remained there until the 30th when she sailed, via Eniwetok, for the island of Guam. PC--1569 arrived in Apra Harbor on 15 July and, soon thereafter, began patrolling the Mariana Islands. That duty lasted through the end of the war in September. On 15 September, the warship departed Guam on her way to the Caroline Islands. She reached Woleai Atoll on 17 September and began superintending the evacuation of Japanese troops and the occupation of the base by American forces. She completed that duty on the 20th, headed back toward Guam, and arrived at Apra Harbor the following day. The subchaser operated out of that port until 10 October when she shaped a course for Okinawa. She stayed at Buckner Bay from 14 to 17 October and then continued on to the coast of China. She remained at Tsingtao only three days, 20 to 22 October, and then shaped a course for the Philippines. She made a two-day stop at Guinan on the island of Samar before heading back toward Guam on 29 October. PC--1569 arrived in Apra Harbor on 1 November. For the next six months, the ship continued to visit various ports in the Central Pacific. On 20 November, she departed Guam to escort a convoy of LCTs to sea for a rendezvous with Forster(DE--334). Returning to Apra Harbor on the 26th, PC--1569 remained there until 1 December when she got underway for Marcus Island which she visited from 4 to 18 December. The submarine chaser returned to Guam on the 21st, but put to sea on 10 January 1946 with a Ulithi-bound Coast Guard unit embarked. She delivered her passengers to Ulithi on the 12th and returned to Apra Harbor on the 14th. The subchaser remained in the Marianas for almost two months. She got underway for Iwo Jima on 6 March and stopped over there from 9 to 13 March. The warship made two round-trip voyages carrying cargo and passengers from Iwo Jima to Chichi Jima between 13 and 26 March. On 1 April, she departed the Bonin Islands to return to Guam. PC--1569 arrived in Apra Harbor on 4 April and remained there until the 20th. On the latter day, she began the long voyage back to the United States. After stops at Eniwetok Atoll and at Pearl Harbor, she arrived in Astoria, Oreg., on 26 May. She shifted to Portland, Oreg., on the 28th and, on 15 June, began an inactivation overhaul at the Northwest Marine & Iron Works. On 23 July, the submarine chaser was towed back to Astoria, Oregon where she was placed out of commission on 9 August 1946. The ship remained berthed with the Astoria Group (Columbia River Group), Pacific Reserve Fleet, for the next 14 years. On 15 February 1956, she was named Anacortes. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1960, and (at Seattle, Washington) she was transferred to the Republic of Vietnam on 23 November 1960 and renamed Van Don (HQ 06). She escaped to the Philippines, 1975 and renamed Oriental. Fate unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.I, Part A - p 272

NAME = Paul Spears
WEB SITE = http://www.pc1569.com
<EMAIL = webmaster[ at ]alaweb.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PC-1569
BASEs or LOCATIONS= WWII
YEARs in VIETNAM = ??
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 14:03:05 (PST)

Record 934
THANK FOR YOUR WEB SITE. yOUR WEB SITE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES I LOST IN 1969. I WAS A ELECTRICIAN WITH THE SUPPORT GROUP, WORKED MAINLY AT THE VILLA. THE ONLY SHIPMATE I HAVE SEEN WAS A 1ST CLASS STEWBURNER. I RAN ACCROSS HIM AT THE V.A. IN PORTLAND OREGON BACK IN 82. HE WAS THE ONE THAT SHOT THE PROVIDENCE CHEIF AND HAD TO BE RUSHED OUT OF COUNTRY ASAP. I WAS THERE FOR THE 68 TET FIREWORKS. I WOULD ENJOY TO HEAR FROM YOU AND SWAP STORY'S. I'LL DIG OUT SOME PICTURES AND POST THEM.

NAME = Bud Everest <EMAIL = budysir69[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPAC, VINH LONG,5013/RIVDIV 513
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VINH LONG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/67-3/68
FROM WHERE = BOISE, ID
REFFERED By = SURFING THE WEB
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:17:11 (PST)

Record 933
Came upon your sight. Great but did ot see any pictures on MSB's. A lot of our boats were blown up. Most of my pictures were lost when I came home. Anyone remember Gary Paddock? He was my best friend in high school and was killed on MSB just as I arrived. I did not know he was there, but helped recover his body. This site sent goose bumps up my spine as I have repressed so much I suppose. Anyone in my detachment, please e-mail me. Thanks

NAME = Dan Bierman <EMAIL = dcdan[ at ]blackfoot.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Squadron 11 Detachment Alpha
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cha Beam Rhan Bay & N
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Missoula, Mt
- Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:57:44 (PST)

Record 932
Great site..its nice to hear the stories, look back and remember...young and foolish...brave and crazy. I think we all wish that we could be involved today helping the effort that is going on with this terrorism crap. I wish you all well, hope you are all healthy and wish you all a happy holiday season...welcome home guys!!!

NAME = Tom Werth <EMAIL = twerth[ at ]dreamscape.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Satyr ARL-23, USS Luzerne Cty LST 902, USS Regulus AF-57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rivers
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Syracuse, NY
- Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 09:31:10 (PST)

Record 931
Rach Gia is my hometown, where I was borned and raised for 13 years. I left VN in1977 and it's sure a heart warming to see these beautiful pictures again and I love to be back home again. Thank you for this wonderful web page.

NAME = NGO KIM CHIEU <EMAIL = NGOK[ at ]MICHIGAN.GOV>
FROM WHERE = EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN
REFFERED By = CHARLES MICKENS
- Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 07:32:08 (PST)

Record 930
I was assigned to the 268th Field Artillery Radar Detachment stationed at Vinh Gia on the Vinh Te Canal in 1970. We operated an ANTPS-25 radar which picked up enemy personnel movements in the area. We were assigned there with Navy personnel who suported PBR's and helicopter gunships. The Army's job was to detect enemy infiltration from Cambodia and the Vinh Gia location was a prime infiltration route. we notified the Navy Seawolves of the targets and they provided swift and effective target remediation. we also assisted PBR, Tango and Zippo boats while they were out on ambush. Our radar could detect enemy movement and location so we could keep ambush patrols appraised of live intelligence. Our radar detachment supported and directed Special Forces operations in the area. Ocassionally, we assisted SEALS in their operations. Our radar could scan an area 18 kilometers in radius. I don't know the Navy unit assisgned at Vinh Gia. I do know that we couldn't have survived without them in 1970.

NAME = Richard Solomon <EMAIL = solomon[ at ]goldrush.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 268th Field Artillery (Radar)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Gia on the Vinh Te Canal
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:17:30 (PST)

Record 929
33157 would like to hear from anyone that served in mat 43 rung sat special zone espically lt. applegate, gunny carter, capt. hickmen.

NAME = Jerry homyak <EMAIL = JerryDOLPHIN[ at ]adelphia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mat 43
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69
FROM WHERE = miami, FL
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 18:48:33 (PST)

Record 928
I WAS ABOARD YFR WE CARRIED SUPPLYS TO NAVY BASES IN THE MEKONG DELTA FROM SAIGON TO CANTO.

NAME = george f grah <EMAIL = kagrah[ at ]shastalink.k12.ca.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR 890
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MEKONG DELTA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 1968
FROM WHERE = sylmar, ca
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:27:58 (PST)

Record 927
Came in country Feb '69....Vung Tau (Cat Lo) then Cam Ranh before going down to Nam Can....was at Seafloat from July 69 to Dec 69....Worked the radio shack and went on patrols planting sensors and listening devices along the routes....ran the alleys (thanks for the ride)....Could use some pictures from that time....lost all of mine....Was there when Dave Nichols (ltjg..Seal) was killed and a couple of others.....Just found this location....great site

NAME = Steve Bertschi <EMAIL = box50[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Seafloat, Nam Can, Ca Mau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Long Island, NY
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:06:20 (PST)

Record 926
SHIP MATES REMEMBERED: "BILLY JEAN" CLARK "SN" FM: WEST MEMPHIS ARK., PARTYED VUNG TAU IN CIVIES>LUCIE&BILLY JEAN MY NICKNAME "LUCIE" RMSN-RM3/LANGUAGE SKOOL CORANADO W/OIC SUPPORTED 1ST [ at ] PHAN THIET RAN THE MEKONG. RUN AGROUND VUNG TAU HARBOR, REPAIRED [ at ] AG3 OIC:ATTORNEY OFF A CARRIER; CAME ABOARD AS JG>LT/HQ. BM1: NAME N/A FM: CLAREMORE OK GM:NAME N/A 2ND CLASS/HIT BT 6-BY! EG: NAME N/A 2ND CLASS <><><><><><><>*TRYING 2 HOOKUP W/???*

NAME = LUCIEN BUFFINGTON CLARK JR. <EMAIL = BUFFYABOY[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COMCOSDIV 13
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LO>PHAN THIET>SOUTHERN RIVERS>MEKONG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = TULSA , OKLA
REFFERED By = N/A
- Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:21:24 (PST)

Record 925
i1966 would like to know ships personel namesfor the years of

NAME = peter wesley tanner <EMAIL = curtisnroes[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss carronade ifs1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= yokusuka japan
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 years
FROM WHERE = san diego calif , california
- Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 11:00:16 (PST)

Record 924
great site, very informative



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 922
Just wanted to put my extension on my address from previous message, sorry about that, I,m still learning.

NAME = Jack R. Dosch <EMAIL = RivDiv 535 [ at ]aol.com>
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 15:45:01 (PST)

Record 921
Kent Thanks a lot for the site, was able to find someone from 30+ years ago to e-mail. Hope I hear from him, will let you know. I liked your picture as it reminded me of me when we were young because I,m 100 #,s heavier too. Who knows what happens. Thanks again for doing what you do for people like me. A friend and a brother of the river Jack

NAME = Jack R. Dosch <EMAIL = RivDiv 535>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Started off on the Vinh Te canal in Oct. 69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10-69 to 10-70
FROM WHERE = Orlando, Fla
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 15:24:32 (PST)

Record 920
I have really been enjoying these pages. They bring back memories like going back home almost. I recognize some of the pictures. Crewman Weiser was in the boat unit when I arrived in country. He was from Miami and he went by the name of Bud Weiser. He was the Snipe on IUWG1 35 as indicated in the picture, It was the fastest boat in the unit. Shortly after I arrived, a new LCPL (same as IUWG1 35) arrived at Cat Lo. I became the Snipe on IUWG1 52. Unfortunately for Bud Weiser, and IUWG1 35, new boats rule! I would very much like to hear from any of the gang from Cat Lo and The Hill from '69-'70 or before or after I was there.

NAME = Jim Nelson <EMAIL = SWABBYNELSON[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG1 26, IUWG1 52, IUWG1 27
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau Harbor patrol out of Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/28/69-5/26/70
FROM WHERE = West Palm Beach, FL
REFFERED By = surfed on in
- Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 18:50:44 (PST)

Record 919
Hey-I'm doing a report on the Rioting and Protesting in Madison Wisconsin during the Veitnam War, if you have any info or web pages that may help me could you tell me?!?!? Thanks Much!

NAME = Cassie <EMAIL = LilMissCassie05[ at ]aol.com>
- Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 09:08:01 (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 917
served a year at cat lo as agmg3/gmg2 from jan 67-jan68

NAME = gabriel m.vigil
WEB SITE =
<EMAIL = vigil1947[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 35 pcf 95
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo cos ron one black cat div
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1-1967-1968
FROM WHERE = aguilar, colo
REFFERED By = self
- Monday, December 03, 2001 at 03:00:47 (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 914
Like to here from Nah Be Sailors. The first night I arrived the base was hit. I though to myself no one person is ever going to scare me again. That ended the next day when I asked about who were those guys down below. SEALS came the answer. Whats a SEAL I replied? Frogmen. Well it did not take long to find out. Lots of action took place on the base, in town, and on the rivers. All kinds of sailors doing different things that my two years in the navy never could imagine a sailor doing. Proud of all of you guys and hope to hear from you.

NAME = Jim Thorne EM 2 <EMAIL = JTThornet>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB DET ALPHA (46 boat)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Katonah, NY
REFFERED By = Luck
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 16:01:08 (PST)

Record 913
Just looking back and hope the VETS are treated better than when we got out.

NAME = Jim Thorne <EMAIL = JTThornet>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 112 (MSB 46)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Westchester, NY
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 15:00:37 (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 911
Looking for any 'Mekong Cowboys' BM1 Clarence Lamm, Ralph Houpe, John Brown, Rex McKenzie or Danny Ryder

NAME = Dixie Paul Peterman <EMAIL = DPeterman13[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF117, RivRon9 CCB C-92-1
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/67-12/68
FROM WHERE = Arlington, TX
REFFERED By = Strolled in
- Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 14:25:59 (PST)

Record 910
Duplicate of 909

Record 909
I was at Cam Rhan Be when MineDiv112 was pulling out headed for Nha Be in May of 1970. I spent 6 mo. there then went to YRBM 21 down by An Long for another 6 mo.Would love to hear from anyone who might have been there then.

NAME = Bob Radomski <EMAIL = bcrad[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MineDiv112, YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Joliet, Ill
REFFERED By = Surfin
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 22:27:02 (PST)

Record 908
GMGSN Jim Marohn Neenah Wi Cat Lo I arrived in Cat Lo in March of 1967 and spent my first few weeks on PCF 96 along with my crew. After less than a week in country, on a training run with our sister boat, a mortar round exploded on board on a presumed double load of the 81 MM on the fantail, killing Gary Friedman and wounding a few others. That was LTjg Keating's PCF. What a way to start. Shortly after that we assigned to PCF 37 and stayed on it for most of our tour. My crew consisted of me as the gunner, LTjg Bob Plumb as boat officer, Radarman 1st Class Leo Johnson, Woody Drew BMSN, Ed Zimmerman 2nd class snipe and Michael Youle Yeoman SN. Bob Plumb is in Washingotn DC. His e-mail is plu[ at ]bellatlantic.net It was good year and bring lots of memories - both good and bad. The year was a roller coaster of sheer boredom to adrenaline bursts. Great Fun... Anyway, I left Cat Lo right during the start of the Tet Offensive - nice timing. I sure would like to heard from some of the my old friends.

NAME = Jim Marohn GMGSN <EMAIL = jmarohn[ at ]new.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 37 , 96 and few others
BASEs or LOCATIONS= COMCOSDIV 13 Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/67-3/68
FROM WHERE = Neenah, WI
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 20:03:35 (PST)

Record 907
OOPS, I left off a letter frommy webpage URL. The one in this message is correct (give me a break, I'm having a gray moment)... Bernie

NAME = Bernard Howlett
WEB SITE = http://community-2.webtv.net/HUSKY5/USSCARRONADEIFS1
<EMAIL = husky5[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Carronade IFS1; USS Bayfield APA33 (stateside only)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = Banning, Calif
REFFERED By = been here before (record 611)
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 18:37:57 (PST)

Record 906
It has been awhile since I was last here and I have been able to make contact with about 47 or 48 former crewmwmbers of the Carronade, some from the sixties and some from the fifties. One man was aboard during both commissionings. I'm sad to note that I found out my ship (like many others) was scrapped up in Washington in the early 70's. Sigh... I was able to get a copy of the de-commissioning program from one of the guys and read it. When I got to the part, "dismiss the crew", it got to me and I cried. I'm not ashamed to admit it as I am sure that all of you understand. This was a major part of our young lives. I had volunteered for the PBR's but wasn't taken, maybe because I was still a Canadian citizen at the time and in retrospect, maybe it was for the best, who knows. On the Carronade I made five combat cruises to 'Nam from Yokosuka and we moved all over "I Corps", one time even ending up off of the west coast area. Ruined our trip to Australia as we were only 400 miles north of the Equator when we got orders to turn around and lurk in that area. All we did was steam in circles for a week, bummer, still a "pollywog", hahaha. My step-dad was on the ship with me and HE would have enjoyed initiating me... Anyway, all for now, still looking for more of the Carronade crew and, crew or not, you are all welcome to visit my webpage.. Welcome Home...

NAME = Bernard Howlett
WEB SITE = htt://community-2.webtv.net/HUSKY5/USSCARRONADEIFS1
<EMAIL = husky5[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Carronade IFS1; USS Bayfield APA33 (stateside only)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = Banning, Calif
REFFERED By = been here before (record 611)
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 18:29:53 (PST)

Record 905
Just wanted to stop by and say hello.We compete together at the elite. I really like your site and want to wish you luck.

NAME = AZME
WEB SITE = http://communities.msn.com/AZMESATTIC
<EMAIL = RODGERNAAB2[ at ]msn.com>
FROM WHERE = RAMSEY, IL.
REFFERED By = GOLDEN ELITE
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 04:31:20 (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
mo
- Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 13:33:31 (PST)

Record 903
I was in the first group of PBR sailors to go in country. We trained in Coronodo CA and ourfitted our boats on the Belle Grove in the South China Sea. I was on the very first PBR patrol ever to take place in Viet Nam on Easter Sunday, 1966. JOHN LYTLE, I was close friends with your father and would like to hear from you. I am also in contact with another river rat who knew your father well. Your entry in the guest book did not include instructions as to how to contact you.

NAME = Rusty Johnson EN2 <EMAIL = propinquity1[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 541, PBRs 26 and 18
BASEs or LOCATIONS= USS Belle Grove, Cat Lo, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
FROM WHERE = Tacoma, WA
REFFERED By = Surfed on in
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 21:47:17 (PST)

Record 902
Message Removed - irrelevant - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 19:40:20 (PST)

Record 901
Enjoyed seeing your photos, brought back some old memories that I havent thought about in years. I was looking for any photos of Mobile Support Barge 1. It was anchored across from Tung Thoy, where the Mekong comes out of Cambodia and makes it's turn into Viet Nam. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I spent Christmas aboard your boat in 68 I think. I know everyone was drunk and we were watching dirty movies below decks. The photos of Chow Doc really bring back memories as I have a lot of the same buildings and scens. Thanks for the memories Dave

NAME = Dave Wilkinson <EMAIL = Rules51[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seal Team One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mobile Support Barge 1
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 11:31:23 (PST)

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