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Good web site. Keep up the good work. NAME = lose weight fast
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- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 02:30:38 (PDT)

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Hats off to you and your online content.

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- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 00:22:09 (PDT)

Record 1398
I was lucky enough to go out on three PBR mission. The last was a Probe for the first Flaming Arrow mission at the start of 1968. We were a single boat and we could not draw any fire or activety. The next morning going home we passed the main force of 18 PBR,s Later I found out it was a trap for them they lost many. Thay are in my heart and sol. It was a wild time then. When I got back to the USAF my First Shirt found out some how and I was chew out. All the best to my brothers in the NAVY. BILL BRASEL,USAF RET.

NAME = Bill Brasel <EMAIL = BraselWB[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bin Thuy AFB
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969
FROM WHERE = Norris City, IL
- Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 18:30:00 (PDT)

Record 1397
I am looking for anyone who served on SA HUYNH or who stopped on the island during their tour in Nam. Give me a e-mail. Thanks

NAME = Harry Fischer <EMAIL = HORST3838[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD SA HUYNH
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SA HUYNH
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct. 68-Oct. 69
FROM WHERE = Oxford, MI
- Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 14:34:43 (PDT)

Record 1396
I was part of mine div 113 in CuaViet in I corp. I rode MSM-13 and MSM-12.I lost all my possesions from Nam.photos and all. I also can't remember names just faces.I would like to see a picture of a MSM to show my wife.I saw the pictures you have of CuaViet and it brought back a flood of memories. mostly good!

NAME = Paul Werner <EMAIL = jnpwerner[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div 113
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CuaViet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/96 to 7/70
FROM WHERE = Seattle, Wa
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 13:21:55 (PDT)

Record 1395
FDNY web site you may be intrested in. This fire fighter Killed on 9/11 was from my home town of Merrick LI. check out www.briansfund.com...well worth it.Trust me.

NAME = steve crandall <EMAIL = crandalls46>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Vinh Long-YRBM 20
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = wilmington, NC
REFFERED By = self
- Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 13:51:41 (PDT)

Record 1394
Looking for Army / Navy snipers that served on and around the boats. Writing a book on those fellas. Long over due. Brian K. Sain, Sniper Port Arthur, (Texas) Police Dept. brianksain[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = Brian K. Sain <EMAIL = brianksain[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = n/a
BASEs or LOCATIONS= n/a
YEARs in VIETNAM = None
FROM WHERE = Port Arthur, Texas
REFFERED By = search engine
- Friday, August 30, 2002 at 16:32:19 (PDT)

Record 1393
New 60 minute video on tug and harbor masters in Vietnam

This video documents the role of Army marine pilots and harbor personnel in Vietnam. Includes on camera interviews actually taken during the Vietnam War. Most scenes were shot at Cam Ranh Bay and Qui Nhon Harbor. Includes excellent details of day-to-day activities aboard a tugboató on the job, cooking, eating, sleeping and great interior shots of the variouis compartments of the tug.

Also details the role of the harbor masters, their duties and cooperation with the tugmasters. Also includes excellent aerial views.

See actual scenes from the video. Click on the Url or go to WWW.MILITARYVIDEO.COM and search "Tug". For additional info call 1-800-277-1977. http://www.militaryvideo.com/store/store.cfm?titleID=tugmasterV&do=detail

NAME = meredith vezina
WEB SITE = www.militaryvideo.com
<EMAIL = meredith[ at ]militaryvideo.com>
FROM WHERE = escondido, ca
REFFERED By = google
- Friday, August 30, 2002 at 12:51:00 (PDT)


Record 1392
SNIPERS ! Any of you fellas that were or know Army AND ESPECIALLY NAVY SNIPERS that operated on or around the boats, I would certainly appreciate an e-mail. I am writing a book on those guys and do not wish to leave anyone out. Like so many, they did some good work. Sincere thanks for your time and service. Brian K. Sain, Sniper Port Arthur, Texas, S.W.A.T. brianksain[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = Brian K. sain <EMAIL = brianksain[ at ]yahoo.com>
FROM WHERE = Port Arthur, Texas
- Friday, August 30, 2002 at 12:50:48 (PDT)

Record 1391
I was a storekeeper at NSA Sa Dec in support of PBR 532 and Coastal Division 13.

NAME = Reed S. Webb <EMAIL = rgwebb[ at ]digiscape.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAVSUPPACT DET 90.7 Sa Dec
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Ocean Springs, MS
- Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 21:28:12 (PDT)

Record 1390
Just up-dating my new e-mail address! Great site,keep up the good work.

NAME = Kenneth McClelland,OS1,USN{Ret} <EMAIL = kmcclelland1[ at ]mindspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SeaFloat/SolidAnchor-ATSB TanChau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-72
FROM WHERE = Pensacola, Fl
- Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 19:57:49 (PDT)

Record 1389
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NAME = eugene hamilton
- Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 10:16:18 (PDT)

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

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

Record 1387

Hello everybody - Just wanted to wish you a great day ... :-)

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FROM WHERE = Frankfurt, - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 21:51:40 (PDT)

Record 1386
Interesting information, well designed website. Congratulations! Visit my site for Car Loans, Auto Loans, Car Loan Calculator, Auto Loan Calculator. We have useful info for Car loans

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- Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:50:00 (PDT)

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Looking for the following personnel who served with me on the Granny Gose. J Wampler, Pete Cooksey, Pete Sussman, Meglimier, Buck, and Tatumm, Anyone knowing their whereabouts is asked to have them please get in touch with me thru email. Very appreciative for anyones help.

NAME = Emmett A Delgado <EMAIL = Dlgdemmett[ at ]netscape.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF117 ATC 926 "granny goose"
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-68
FROM WHERE = Denver, Colorado
REFFERED By = Sharon Johnson
- Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:20:03 (PDT)

Record 1384
Anyone with information, pictures, etc on YFU 10 please contact me. My dad was skipper of LCT668 in World War 2 and that boat was converted into YFU 10....I'm dying to get info on that and surprise dad with it, along with a model of the boat. Thanks for all you Viet Nam vets did and Welcome Home. Doug Myers USN (ret on 4) Viet Nam Era 734-254-5065

NAME = Doug Myers <EMAIL = douglas.e.myers[ at ]jci.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 10
- Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 14:36:11 (PDT)

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Hey buddy, your website is cool! Really useful info. Thx!

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- Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:27:42 (PDT)

Record 1382
In late 1967 the Phibron Five Ready Group was ordered to extract the 3rd Marines from Dong Ha, give them a week of seasickness, feed them Thanksgiving Dinner, then land them somewhere else. The Iwo Jima (or was it the Okinawa) would send its helos to pick up the infantry. My ship would send 4 borrowed LCM8s to ferry the artillery. I would go in Boat #2. The worst part was the briefing for all Captains and Boat Officers in the LPH the day before, with a huge wall map of the Cua Viet and a vivid account of all the bad things that had happened there to date. We were warned to watch for floating mines, mortar opportunities, secretly armed sampans, "spider holes" and other horrors as we ran the gauntlet. We were ordered not to return fire unless (1) we could visually identify the perpetrator and (2) we received radio permission from very high up the chain of command. We were also ordered not to share this information with the crews or gunner volunteers since it might unnecessarily affect their effectiveness. The actual trip wasn't quite as bad as the briefing, although we did have some trouble about four miles upriver, with fishing boats coming alongside, under the useless .50s, and parking across my bow, feeding a line which wrapped around one of my screws. Thank God it wasn't both of them. Thank God also for the UDT guy, who, when I sent him forward to "shoot at floating mines," knew just what to do. There's more but that's enough. A lot of other stuff happened during my scattered brownwater visits, but that's the day that I think about every day and on bad nights.

NAME = Fred Birchmore <EMAIL = birchmore[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Fort Marion, LSD-22
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Here and There
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-69
- Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:25:49 (PDT)

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

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

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

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

Record 1379
I have been here quite a few times, but do not remember leaving any comments. We spent our time hauling supplies up the rivers of nam, all the rivers. Landing Ship Squadron - Two (Hickman 825, Monmouth 1032, Madera 905, Luzerne 902, Caddo Parrish 515) was assigned to nam in July 1965. From the history I have found, they were the first LST's be assigned permanent incountry duty, and travel the rivers of nam. The Hickman earned 11 battle stars (5 while I was aboard), MUC, VN MUC-Gallantry, VN Svc medal (with several stars), VN campaign, Combat Action. Several crew members were awared the Purple Heart (some while I was aboard). I remember mortar/rocket attacks at Dong Tam, Vinh Long, Saigon, Cau Viet. Remember the night Charlie blew the oil tank at Cat Lo, and mortar'd beach at Vung Tau. I was accross the street at the bar (go figure) when it started. Ran to the beach cause there was a bunker there, hit the door of the bunker and bounced back into the beach. It was full of guys and no room, so I figured what the hell, ran another 25 yards to where the Hickman was beached. Almost got shot by my own guys trying to get their attention. Finally got the word passed to the CO, and he dropped the bow ramp while I went back to the bunker and had everyone run to the ship. Very lucky move, when the sun came up, the bunker was gone, had taken a direct hit from a mortar. Maybe I was stupid or just young and didn't think I could die, but during those times of being attached, I was never scared, I just did my job. After everything was over, was when I got scared, and it dawned on me that I (maybe) just did something that could have gotten me killed. Problem was, I never thought about that when we went to Red Alert, only after. Anyway, wanted to say to LSR-2 ships and crews, from 65 to 69 when squadron departed Nam for the last time: Job Well Done...God Bless you ALL. You put yourselves and ships on the beach's, in positions that you could not use your guns to defend yourselves. You just sat there and took it. You men are some of the bravest (believe it or not) men to have ever served in nam. God Bless you and WELCOME HOME SHIPMATES! ALL YOU ARMY, MARINE, NAVY (PBR, SWIFTS,etc) that looked out for us when we were helpless, THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU, and WELCOME HOME ! Every one of you are Hero's in my book, Well, maybe not the guys that drank Bami-Bah (33) beer. I figure if you could drink that stuff, you weren't smart enough to duck, so all your medals were earned by accident or brain damage from the beer. If any of you LSR-2 guys have any pictures of your ship, I would sure like to have some. Most of my pictures were lost when my basement flooded, then the house burned down. Hey, I got a new house, a new truck, and a new camper.....ain't home owners insurance great !!!!! Later my friends

NAME = Larry Hickman <EMAIL = lhickman[ at ]fcc.gov>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Hickman County LST-825 (LanShipSqd-Two)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Homeport: Vung Tau, Ops: Armed Resupply, Rivers of Nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 7-68 to 8-69
REFFERED By = Found page by search engine
- Monday, August 26, 2002 at 09:25:43 (PDT)

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Remember Aug.18 1968

NAME = Patrick Brannon <EMAIL = PJ1st[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB-112-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MRB-Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Stockton, CA
- Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 11:17:56 (PDT)

Record 1377
I used to hang out in the watch towers and fire pits around the Monkey Mountain area. I spent many dark nights guarding you all while you slept! I worked with the Dog Handlers, also... Don't you miss the EM clubs, the sick little girls, and smoking a good'n tasty bowl of "O" with you buds in the moonlight? ...just a little?

NAME = Mark L. Lemmon <EMAIL = seagate[ at ]coastaccess.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Security Police
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tien Sha, Monkey Mountain area...
YEARs in VIETNAM = '70-'71
FROM WHERE = Edmonds, WA
REFFERED By = surfing....
- Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 02:53:27 (PDT)

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I used to hang out in the watch towers and fire pits around the Monkey Mountain area. I spent many dark nights guarding you all while you slept! I worked with the Dog Handlers, also... Don't you miss the EM clubs, the sick little girls, and smoking a good'n tasty bowl of "O" with you buds in the moonlight? ...just a little?

NAME = Mark L. Lemmon <EMAIL = seagate[ at ]coastaccess.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Security Police
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tien Sha, Monkey Mountain area...
YEARs in VIETNAM = '70-'71
FROM WHERE = Edmonds, WA
REFFERED By = surfing....
- Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 02:47:57 (PDT)

Record 1375
Served as Advisor to Coastal Group #41 on island off tip of Camau, transferred to Senior Naval Advisor Staff in Saigon, extended 1 year for Advisor VNN River Assault Group 24 based at Binh Loi. Patrolled Saigon River after TET '68 from Binh Loi north to Phu Cuong/Lai Thieu. Stepped on booby trap grenade late in tour, had right leg amputated, retired. While in Phila Naval Hospital, shared ward with Capt. Louis Puller, Jr (USMC)- Chesty's son, and LT Bob Kerry (USN Seal) later the Senator from Nebraska. Admiral Zumwalt offered me job on his staff at COMNAVFORV as a civilian and accepted. When military left in '73, I remained in Saigon and joined the Defense Attache Office where I worked as Advisor to VNN Blue Water Navy until being evacuated just before Saigon fell in '75. Wound up at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard attached to PERA whose function was Ship's Overhauls. I was Battleship, Cruiser, and Destroyer Repair Engineer until retirement in '97. Now located 3 miles from back gate of Pensacola NAS.

NAME = Bob Kay (LT-USN-Ret) <EMAIL = rkaySparta[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coastal Group #41 and VNN RAG #24
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Junk Force-Poulo Obi Island and Saigon River area for RAG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69/69-75
FROM WHERE = Pensacola, FL
REFFERED By = Google
- Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 18:38:35 (PDT)

Record 1374
I have a different email address, anyone that could not contact me the past few months- try again.

NAME = John Caughran <EMAIL = caughran[ at ]compfxnet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPG 62, RPG 65
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SOD,Ca Mau, Binh Thuy, Phouc Xuyen, Nha Bhy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Niota, Tn
- Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:16:46 (PDT)

Record 1373
Reported aboard YR71 jan. 71 as an EM2 stayed on board till about Nov.Remained on board as an advisor after she was turned over to the vietnam navy. The 71 was moved to Solid Anchor about June or July where I stayed till transfered to Sigon.

NAME = Harry Salesberry <EMAIL = hsalesberry[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR71
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Chau and Nam Can [solid anchor]
YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72
FROM WHERE = Escondido, CA
- Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 16:40:05 (PDT)

Record 1372
Was on c132-1 for awhile as engineman. Trasnferred to tango 15 . Boat captain was Martinez who later passed away in Dong Tam. Brinkley then became boat captain. We saw quite a little action on the vinh te canal. I was wounded in Oct. and again in Nov of 69. I then pulled radio duty on the Benewah with corky and others. I believe greg was the coxwain. There was a pinky on board as well as three vietnamese. I was medivaced back to the states in Jan of 70. Anyoneone from our unit out there? It would be great to hear form someone.

NAME = Rodney Walker <EMAIL = s19491[ at ]netzero.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = c132-1, tango 15
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, Tay Ninh prov, vinh te canal, can to ect
YEARs in VIETNAM = may 69, Jan 70
FROM WHERE = Clare, Mi
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 13:00:03 (PDT)

Record 1371
I was stationed on the USS Garrett County LST 786 from August 1967 to August 1968. Served with the ship's Radioman Gang. I still remember the communication calls we received/received during the 68 Tet. Also, recall the days the Garrett stayed at anchor and fed many vietnamese people. Looking to contact any of the Radioman onboard during same time. ENJOY your site. John Mendoza Navy Retired (LT (LDO)

NAME = John Mendoza <EMAIL = john.mendoza[ at ]amedd.army.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS GARRETT COUNTY LST 786
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Delta Region
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Aug 67 to Aug 68, Texas
REFFERED By = Vietnam History WebSite
- Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 08:10:45 (PDT)

Record 1370
This a great site Kent please keep it going.I was stationed at SaDec from 25-Mar-67 to 18-Apr-69.Iwas Petty Officer in charge of PBR's and Base Security and Fire Marshal.I was a DC1 at the time.I'm looking for anyone who was stationed there during the same time I was there.I'm looking especially for Kenneth McMillan,Hernandez,Sparks,Shock,Beale(from Shiner,Texas)his grand mother sent some Shiner Beer through the U.S.Mail and also makings for Peach Brandy.

NAME = Leo.G.Johnson
WEB SITE = computer internet access.net
<EMAIL = lgj[ at ]the-cia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity Det.90.7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SaDec RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = Mar-67 to Mar-69
FROM WHERE = Seguin,Guadalupe County, Texas
REFFERED By = Just surfin' in the internet and found this site.
- Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 12:32:52 (PDT)

Record 1369
Tom Wasmund, a blast from the past. I can still picture you, as I can also the dozen guys from detachment alfa whose names are on the wall. Movies, newsclips from the 6 o'clock TV news, photos on patrol, newspaper clippings, printed ephemera, patches, letters home, diaries, I'm still carrying around a lot of baggage. Also the addresses of Tommy Crowson, Ferren Simms, Ken Carlson and Tony Bragg. It still hurts to reflect on those days, but if any B-Boater sends in a call you know there's only one response. Has anyone thought of a unit history? I've got Jul 66-67 covered.

NAME = Roger Campbell (Limey) <EMAIL = mceleste[ at ]surfsouth.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = msb det alpha (18, 34 boats)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be RSSz
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = Attapulgus , GA
REFFERED By = trolling for mines
- Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 13:12:18 (PDT)

Record 1368
Looking for BM3 Jim Collins,

NAME = David R. Colbert <EMAIL = cpousn979[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR-889
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Nha Bhe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70,72-73
FROM WHERE = Johnstown, PA.
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 16:05:56 (PDT)

Record 1367
Assigned to RPD-52 as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy. Patroled the Saigon river North through the Mushroom towards Cambodia with one American on each boat. I escorted the remains of Clifton Curtis Newcomb home to his family and then returned to complete my tour of duty. I have been in contact with Ralph Flores who was also one of our advisors. Interested in making contact with others that were in RPD-52.

NAME = Larry Wayne Duett <EMAIL = larrywduett[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Rver Patrol Division 52, PBR's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Phu Coung, Viet Nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Waco, Tx
- Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 21:50:26 (PDT)

Record 1366
just dropped by to update e-mail address and to let Mel Neef know I am still trying to send photos!!

NAME = Neal H. Clark <EMAIL = Ncnealclarkn[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug 69-Aug 70
FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach(via Maine), VA
REFFERED By = dropped by
- Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 17:46:25 (PDT)

Record 1365
Greetings and compliments on a great site. What I am really looking for is two things. First, I am looking for information on my girlfriends father, SN David Arthur Carli from Vallejo Calif. He was KIA on Mar 03 1968 in Quang Tri Province, one day after his 21st birthday. Anyone with any information can email me. We are not sure of the unit he was with or anything else just that he was killed by hostile fire and died while MIA. The second bit of info I am searching is a set of line drawings with dimensions, for an ATC (refueler) that I need to complete a growing collection of scale models of Brown Water Navy boats. My Dad was active in Vietnam from 1964 to 1967 with various Navy Detatchments and also was with Coastal River Division XI at Mare Island in the late 60's and early 70's. The models are for him. Thank you for any help I can get

NAME = Jess Day <EMAIL = jesseadayii[ at ]earthlink.net>
REFFERED By = web search
- Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 14:59:22 (PDT)

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GREAT SITE ONE HELL OF A WAR! KEEP UP THE WORK I MIGHT HAVE A FEW THINGS YOU CAN USE MY EMAIL ADDRESS JOECREGG[ at ]COX.NET

NAME = JOE CREGG <EMAIL = JOECREGG[ at ]COX.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS IREDELL CTY LST 839
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SO VIETNAM
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = LA, CA
REFFERED By = SURFING
- Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 16:04:39 (PDT)

Record 1363
i was a forward gunner on a pbr that was sunk by B-40 rockets in nov. 1969,one of the rockets went off between my legs,i am now looking for anyone who was there at that time.

NAME = James C Brown <EMAIL = jbrown35[ at ]columbus.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river divison 534
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Ducs
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = columbus, ohio
- Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 15:06:37 (PDT)

Record 1362
my first tour was with dd860 one tour then pbr,naval support vin long two tours.

NAME = steve janosko <EMAIL = sjanosko[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = naval support
BASEs or LOCATIONS= vin long
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
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- Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 09:34:10 (PDT)

Record 1361
Scramble the Helos-Scramble One How many times did you Seawolves and Pibbers hear me wake you from your deep sleep(which we all had little of) Great to see so many of us are not yet in Davey Jones locker good luck BM3 Shirey Assault Boat Coxswain Boatswain Mate of the Watch reporting as ordered

NAME = BM3 Barney R Shirey <EMAIL = peridotone[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Harnett County LST821
BASEs or LOCATIONS= THE RIVERS
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Houston, Tx
- Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 02:37:08 (PDT)

Record 1360
Dear Sirs, My uncle JC Walker, Served in the US Navy on a tug boat for his 30 odd years in the Navy I believe his rank on retirement was a Master Chief. I would like to know what tugs he served on and what years. Is there any place I can go for this information. He was stationed the majority of the time out of Norfolk Naval Station. Thanks for you help in this matter. Sincerely, Marsha Howard Maiden, North Carolina

NAME = Marsha Howard <EMAIL = howa4997[ at ]bellsouth.net>
- Friday, August 09, 2002 at 01:28:53 (PDT)

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

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

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Great Web Site. I have mentioned the Anapolis Hotel to people and no one knew what I was talking about. I remember it was across the street from the Phuto Race Track. That was a stageing area for the NVA during the Tet Offensive. I often wonder how the guys at the Anapolis made out. When I was ther a little old man with a bolt action rifle was the only guard.

NAME = John G.(Jerry) Moran <EMAIL = jmoran1[ at ]twcny.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Com Seventh Fleet Det. C
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Syracuse, NY
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 15:41:23 (PDT)

Record 1356
I've been contacting all my shipmates from the Boxer, Capricornus, and Nashville, but had neglected to see if I could contact my brownwater buddies. When I saw this guestbook and scrolled down to Ronald Davis' entry, I couldn't believe what I saw. He mentioned the names of my guys. I'm sorry that I didn't get back to the RID much after they made me SA to RAID 73 and then Repair Coordinator at LSB Dong Tam. I missed you guys and hope that LTjg Arroyo did right by you. If you want to exchange war stories, or need someone to listen, don't hesitate to contact me.

NAME = ex=LT Hardy <EMAIL = tomhardy[ at ]columbus.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RID-42, RAID-73
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chau Doc, Vinh Gia, Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = April 70 - 71
FROM WHERE = Galion, Ohio
REFFERED By = Google
- Monday, August 05, 2002 at 14:05:49 (PDT)

Record 1355
I Serve with river div. 528 also USS Benewah in the mekong delta from Jan. 1970 - Dec. 1970. I was a BM3. I am looking for river buddies Mike Dunn and Donald Duckworth. I know Mike was from Herlong Calif. don't remember where donald was from. Also any one who remembers me.I'm thinkful I found this web, I needed this. Peace & love to my fellow combat vet.

NAME = Julius Curinton <EMAIL = curinton[ at ]ix.netcom.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 528 River Div. APB-35
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1-70 -12-70
FROM WHERE = Palo Alto, CA
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 22:23:57 (PDT)

Record 1354
I served on USS Greenlet (ASR-10) a submarine rescue vessel, auxiliary. Greenlet had extensive and elaborate salvage gear and pumps, as well as a complement of twenty deep sea and second class divers, with a Master Chief Diver in charge of diving operations. The Captain and the First Lieutenat were also required to be divers. So when we went to Vietnam, in April 67, we were ordered to salvage duty and to assist the USS Current (ARS-22) a rescue and salvage auxiliary vessel. Greenlet was sent to salvage a sunken barge at Vung Tau in the Mekong Delta. The salvage job had to be postponed, and the barge was towed to a safe place out of the shipping channel. Greenlet was sent to Nha Trang to assist in refloating the M/V Amastra, an oil tanker that had been mined by a swimmer. We spent about a week on that job. Then Greenlet went to Cam Ranh Bay to salvage the black box and the crew's bodies from a C-141 that took off in automatic landing mode and flew into the bay. That took about a week. From there we went to Hong Kong for R & R, but the Red Guard riots ruined it, so we went to Subic Bay instead. I worked in the electrical gang, and stood watch on the auxiliary generators that powered the salvage gear and pumps. Greenlet carried only about a hundred officers and crew. She was very seaworthy and could take rolls up to 45 degrees that would sink any other ship. She also did well in 100 foot seas. Her officers were superb shiphandlers, which saved our bacon in many a storm.

NAME = RB Hemming <EMAIL = rbhemming[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Greenlet (ASR-10)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau, Nha Trang, Cam Ranh Bay (salvage operations)
YEARs in VIETNAM = April 1967
FROM WHERE = Monterey Park, CA
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 21:42:46 (PDT)

Record 1353
Worked the river "Mekong" from ten miles inside Cambodia and canals in between,An Thoi.

NAME = Dennis Willess <EMAIL = DW121070[ at ]flash.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CosDiv13 and USS Calvert APA 32 Dec 1965
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo,SaDec
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/69-12/70
FROM WHERE = Henderson, Tx
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 18:50:21 (PDT)

Record 1352
Worked as an ETN on swift boats and other related gear. Tour of duty was June '69 to June '70. When I read the other pages in this website it saddens me even more to see how many men went through a worthless ordeal. I saw several PG's while I was there and the USS White Plains AFS-4 (now lies at the bottom of the sea near Hawaii, just sunk last month June 2002). I guess if I had to be anywhere the support facility was the best place to be. Would I do it over again? Not on your life! We were young an innocent back then.

NAME = Bill Laib
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Facility Cam Ranh Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Ocala, FL
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 13:59:37 (PDT)

Record 1351
RM AT CSC Vung Tau Mar 68 to Apr 69. Went on a couple "pleasure cruises" with boys at Cat Lo. Don't remember many names there, but ran around with RM Densil Allen in Vung Tau. Would like to hear from shipmates.

NAME = Bruce Worth <EMAIL = bwbw[ at ]TCAEXPRESWS.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CSC Vung Tau [CTG 115.3]
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Hartley, Ia
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 12:45:57 (PDT)

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

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

Record 1349
I ENJOYED YOUR WEB

NAME = cunningham cwo us army <EMAIL = cdcun749[ at ]msn.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= harbor master can tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
- Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 17:02:23 (PDT)

Record 1348
Welcome brothers and sisters. I was aboard the APB-35 Benewah and finished up my tour on the LST-786 Garette County. I spent most of the time on the Cho Chin near Vin Long and Dong Tam. We operated on the Bassac and the Me tho Rivers also. The night of the TET we were in the river along side Vin Long. I know that I took over 3 rolls of photos but like the dumg kids we were, sent them off to have the developed and never saw them again. You will never tell me that our photos were not being checked out when we sent them in to be developed......:( Lesson learned. Some really heavy fire fighting photos, Helo attacks and loads of other great photos. I kept looking for them to turn up in magazines or somewhere else but never saw them again. Spilt milk, no use of crying any more. I am just glad that some of us still have ourselves to talk with. Can't say enough about the brothers I have been able to talk with and put some of the nighmares behind. I was a signalman on both units that I served with. Would like to hear from anyone that served aboard the mentioned ships at the same time. God Bless and welcome home to all!!! Frank

NAME = Frank AKA SMOBS <EMAIL = twowheelriders[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST Garett County 786
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam - Vin Long
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 to 1968
FROM WHERE = Wheeling , Wv
REFFERED By = The urge to find others who were there
- Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 15:27:30 (PDT)

Record 1347
Was there most of 67 and 69 and all of 68, can't remember names worth a shit, but can see the faces of many. Boat Captain on T-10 was Boozer, T-2 was BM1 Fast, don't remember Z-7. Almost stayed till end after brother died, probably good thing I didn't, was getting just a little crazy and trigger happy. Good Luck to All who made it, Prayers to T-112-7 crew who we lost in Cua Viet mine sweeping river, hit 500lb mine. Can be reached at freel[ at ]hit.net

NAME = Richard E. Freel Sr <EMAIL = freel[ at ]hit.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-112-10, T-112-2, Z-112-7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, Cua Viet , and several other Places
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67, 68, & 69
FROM WHERE = Cherryvale , KS
REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 20:51:05 (PDT)

Record 1346
was electronics technician working with boat radios, base radios, etc, etc, etc

NAME = Chris Leeka <EMAIL = cbusinesss[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= 1km off Cambodian border near Tan Chau then moved to (great memory, eh)??
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = Bay Area, CA
- Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 23:51:52 (PDT)

Record 1345
STILL LOOKING FOR bILL CROSS GM3 WENT TO NAM CAN AFTER THE YR-71 WAS TURNED OVER TO THE VIETNAMESE NAVY.

NAME = Bill Poffenberger <EMAIL = cmbtvet[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-71 YRBM-21 VUNG TAU NAVY AMMO DUMP
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAN CHAU VUNG TAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72
FROM WHERE = TULSA, OK
- Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 22:47:18 (PDT)

Record 1344
We brought aircraft carrier to to dead stop, backed up and went around a junk with a fishing net spread out in front of us.Mind you this is well off the coast of VietNam. I still have a picture of our helo checking out the junk. It takes some doing to stop a carrier and then back it up.

NAME = Wayne Melby <EMAIL = melbyx2[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Constellation
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Subic Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 71to75
FROM WHERE = Whidbey Is. , WA
- Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 21:12:34 (PDT)

Record 1343
LOOKING FOR CREW , I HAVE TRACTED ONE DOWN RUSS , HOPE SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING TO , THANKS JR,

NAME = JOHN C RILEY <EMAIL = jcriley 45[ at ] AOL..COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1624
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VIETNAM
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65 67BETHANY
FROM WHERE = BETHANY , CONN
REFFERED By = RUSS HAYNER
- Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 18:56:49 (PDT)

Record 1342
just wanted to say hi to everyone who was there with me and am looking for maps used by the navy

NAME = James C Brown <EMAIL = jbrown35[ at ]columbus.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr div.534
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Ducs
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = columbus, ohio
REFFERED By = internet
- Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 11:28:03 (PDT)

Record 1341
After 35 years of "forgetting", in April of this year was "encouraged" by family members to put together a web site of long neglected Swift Boat photos. In the process, got hooked up with members of PCF-79 (67) and the vivid story & images of the sea battle and capture of a trawler in July 1967 became a highlight of the finished site. Wish my effort was a tenth as well done as yours. Bob Shirley OinC PCF45 1967

NAME = Bob Shirley
WEB SITE = http://www.pcf45.com/
<EMAIL = rbshirley[ at ]pcf45.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF-45
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Ranh Bay - Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = Dallas, TX
REFFERED By = From Stats to my Web Site
- Monday, July 29, 2002 at 05:54:32 (PDT)

Record 1340
I was, to say the least, incredulous to see the photos of the Dong Tam radio shack! I worked in that place as a RM3 in the latter half of 1971! One time I got in trouble for fixing the stupid teletype (I wasn't a TTY repairman, you see!)(I DID fix it though!). Man, the memories this site brought back! If anybody remembers me there, I'd love to hear from you!

NAME = Edward E. Burton <EMAIL = edwardeburton[ at ]netscape.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nam Can (Solid Anchor) and Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = Spokane, WA
- Monday, July 29, 2002 at 03:17:56 (PDT)

Record 1339
Hi - I salute you all! My uncle, Chris Maher, was a Seawolf who served from April of 1967 to March of 1968. He was a doorgunner/crew chief with Det-1 and ultimately died as a result of his injuries (in 1975). I'm hoping someone who knew my uncle might read this - if so, please contact me. I've had trouble finding guys who served with Chris and would really like to hear from those who knew him. You can email me at Happies2you[ at ]aol.com Thanks to all you veterans who served our country when no one else would - May God Bless you all, Much love, Malin

NAME = Malin McCain <EMAIL = Happies2you[ at ]aol.com>
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REFFERED By = Seawolves
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 21:38:44 (PDT)

Record 1338
I flew with the SEAWOLVES as a door-gunner crew chief. I first started flying the SEALORDS doing runs to all 9 Dets. and doing SEAL insertion and extractions.Then went to Ben Luc Det 4 specializing in the door mounted mini-gun. Our AO was the Plain of Reeds, Parrots Beak, and then we also flew cover for the boats on the Upper Saigon River out of Phu Loi. Later I was with VA-153 on the USS Oriskany and made 3 West Pacs.

NAME = Mike Worthington <EMAIL = rworthington81[ at ]attbi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HA(L)3 SEAWOLVES
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ben Luc -Phu Loi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/70 to 2/72
FROM WHERE = Fresno, Ca
REFFERED By = SEAWOLF Web Site
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 21:02:37 (PDT)

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

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

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

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

Record 1335
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM CHIEF MICHAEL PATRICK QUIGLEY, CHIEF ABOARD THE YRBM-16 IN VIET NAM AND ANYONE ELSE WHO REMEMBERS ME OR WAS ON THE REPAIR BARGE.

NAME = GLEN H HUDDLE BM2 <EMAIL = qUEEN7244[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 , USS KENEBEC , USS ARIKARA, USS TAWAKONI
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
KY
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 08:38:13 (PDT)

Record 1334
Am looking for chief William D. Waters QMC who was a patrol officer in RivDiv 543 in 68-69 out of Nha Be and Cua Viet or any other shipmate that served in 543. RivDiv 543 was sent to Cua Viet in two waves about 6 weeks apart in 1968. We were in the second group of boats that went up the coast. I never served with a greater bunch of sailors then the ones in the PBR'S.

NAME = George V. Ray SMC , Ret.. <EMAIL = gcray[ at ]neworksplus.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 543
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha be, Cua Viet, Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 68-May 69
- Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 20:26:12 (PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Record 1329
Boat Captain boat 31 and 58. Just saying hello to anyone from my unit. If you knew me just E-Mail me and say hi.

NAME = Joe Gavin <EMAIL = josephgavin[ at ]attbi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mark I
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = chicago, IL.
REFFERED By = surfing the web
- Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 19:45:36 (PDT)

Record 1328
Advisory Team 59 was stationed in Camau City as the prvince advisors. I was on the operation that evacuated the district headquarters from NAM CAN in October, 1997. I walked the paths (can't really call them streets)of Song Ong Doc, Cai Nuoc, Quan Long and Camau City before any US Brown Water Navy got there. The Vietnamese Navy RAG boat provided the bulk of our transportation. The Navy Intelligence Laison Officer (NILO)and I frequently hitched rides on night patrols in central An Xuyen Provence. On my visit to Song Ong Doc town, there was a single company of RF and perhaps 2 platoons of PF to defend the area. There was a 5 member district advisory team assigned there. The original SOD naval facility appears to have been built a very short distance from their compound. It is fun to find the varity of recollections in your web site and to see what happened in An Xuyen Province after I left there, including the dramatic excape from the VC by Nick Rowe.

NAME = Steve Hopkins <EMAIL = schopkins[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Advisory Team 59
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camau, An Xuyen Province, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Cheyenne, WY
REFFERED By = Stumbled in
- Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 21:14:49 (PDT)

Record 1327
Deck Force Crewmember of the YRBM-16 from April 1970 till February 1971 when it went to Guam and I was reassigned at Naval Forces headquarters in Saigon till end of March. Then I went on to USS Ponce which was built in Seattle and then homeported in Norfolk,Va. Many of the plank owner crew including myself seperated on 12/8/72 from the Navy and I was discharged to begin my life of freedom. I went to college and I'm currently a Computer Specialist at the SSA in Baltimore. I was married and got divorced after 5 years. I currently have a 6 year old son who's name is Grant and he was born on May 18th 1996. Anyone remember me? I remember the guy in Photo #201 his last name was Fischer and he was from the Chicago area. See http://hawley.hispeed.com/vietnam/YRBM_16.htm Bob Andrews

NAME = Bob Andrews <EMAIL = Bob.A[ at ]Playful.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = New Holland, Pa
- Monday, July 22, 2002 at 12:07:52 (PDT)

Record 1326
Hello to all, hope you are all well and welcome home!! I was at a local concert Saturday nite and noticed a vet with "Vietnam Vet" on it. I walked over introduced myself, asked where he fought, blah, blah, blah and when we parted I shook his hand and said "Welcome Home"... My girl friend asked me as to why I always say that to Nam vets. She thought that it would be the place of non vets to be saying that. I told her that unlike the combatants of the "declared" wars the vets of Korea and us never came home to the cheering crowds and celebration. Some of us came home to some really not so pleasant greetings. I told her just what it means to each and every one of us to hear those words and I told her how I was reduced to tears when I was told that the first time. There are so many that don't know what the majority of you went through. I had it easy working on the patrol boats....but I also saw alot of the aftermath. My hat is off to all of you guys that ran the canals and faced the hell. I should have told you all that 33 years ago but I guess as young men are emotions were in other places...thanks...hope everyone is doing well.

NAME = Tom Werth <EMAIL = twerth[ at ]dreamscape.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Satyr ARL-23, Luzerne Cty LST-902, Regulus AF-57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= All Rivers
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Syracuse, NY
REFFERED By = Constant visitor
- Monday, July 22, 2002 at 09:19:59 (PDT)

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

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

Record 1324
Still looking for all crew members from lst 525 from all years till she was decomistion

NAME = Frank Wojciechowski <EMAIL = wojo12922[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CAROLINE COUNTY LST 525
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rivers most of vetnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 to 1968
FROM WHERE = Buffalo ny now wa.state, wa
- Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 09:04:45 (PDT)

Record 1323
Just an old River Rat that happened to come by this site. To this day I hold you all in the highest respect. I consider it an honor to have served with the brave men in the River Patrol. Damn civilians still cannot understand how we could survive firefights in such close quarters of the canals. But we sure as hell did for the most part.

NAME = Dick Godbehere <EMAIL = gsd.hawaii[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 511
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Bassac River
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug 67--Mar 68
FROM WHERE = Kauai, Hawaii
- Friday, July 19, 2002 at 00:11:02 (PDT)

Record 1322
i was a ship serviceman on the tutuila arg45 i was the ships barber becides the paymaster and the postman i probly knew more of the crew than any one , but i have a terable memery recall of names , i hated it on that ship when i was there , but i miss the hell outof it now would go bach in a flash ,miss you guys .

NAME = joe durante <EMAIL = jard45[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss tutuila arg4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= golf of sigon and golf of tonkin
YEARs in VIETNAM = mar_69tofeb70
FROM WHERE = redford , mi
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 19:32:35 (PDT)

Record 1321
Lost my best friend, Don Snyder, Fire Fight on Dam Doi canal,May17, 1970. I never really knew what happened. I hape to find information from crew of pcf64,50, or 692 boats that were involved. I would also love to here from any of the sailors I served with.

NAME = mike ramsey <EMAIL = mikeramz[ at ]thebillguy.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf9 &pcf103
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo, sa dec, anthoi, ha tien, sea float
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = wichita, ks
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 11:42:08 (PDT)

Record 1320
Does anyone remember me? I was there when Huey chopper was shot down comming back to base.I was there when a contractor civey went to saigon and was killed;by Saigon Salley. I was there when at my first billet,a Army sargent was shot in the shoulder. We all visited him at the 17th field Hospital.

NAME = Richard Dawson <EMAIL = Rick5485204[ at ]Yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Activity ,Saigon-Nah Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
FROM WHERE = Los Angeles, Ca.
REFFERED By = Leader of PTSD Group 1 VA.Phx.Az.
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 21:25:30 (PDT)

Record 1319
it was a pleasure to have served with a fine group of sailors,as the 785 had on board.both tours had good sailors. i will always reemember that duty.hope pappy had a good tour also.he and i served togeter in japan.

NAME = wr posey bm1 usn ret <EMAIL = towboat785[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YTB785
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ALL OVER THE AREA,we supported mrf ships,apls
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68-70-71
FROM WHERE = soddy daisy, tn
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 20:16:40 (PDT)

Record 1318
Served aboard MARK as 1st Division Deck/Dept. GQ was a .50 with a Honeywell M-18 on the side. Mixed it up with enemy in Rung Sat waterways, Mekong same same, and Anthoi in the Phu Quoc Islands. The MARK was the first US Navy ship to enter the Mekong Delta to pave the way for later Forces. USS BRULE AKL28 our sister ship there did the same. Lost a great man, Jim Rickels to later ground casualty. Rest in peace Brother, for you are remembered fondly by many. Greatest sense of humor on the Mark. Bravo/Zulu,can do!

NAME = Dittybop <EMAIL = gslvn[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MARKAKL12/USS BERKELEY DDG15( GMG3)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home at Bogus Genius on Mark, L.B. on Berkeley (GMG3)
YEARs in VIETNAM = April 66/Oct 29,67
FROM WHERE = Sunny California, CA
REFFERED By = Scrolling, saw comrades
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 16:48:02 (PDT)

Record 1317
I was a plank owner with 535, having been transfered from 543 at Nha Be to be part of the original crew of the Mark II boats in October of 67. We lost 2 boats in Chau Doc (1 KIA ? WIA) during TET of 68 and another boat in May 68 (3 KIA) on the Bassac River. One of the boats (Hull #727) that we lost in Chau Doc was back in commission after a salvage crew was able to bring it back to the surface...those guys were great. As for the boat we lost in May of 68...there is some absolute BS about Patrick Ford that is listed within this site...I KNOW...I was on his cover boat and I WAS THERE.. I have film that can prove it. A very stupid Lt by the name of William Dennis caused the life of himself and 2 other sailors.... you want details, just em me I WAS THERE

NAME = Dennis Ward <EMAIL = dennis[ at ]wardlane.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Sec 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= APL 55 (The Apple)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 06/67-06/68
FROM WHERE = Elgin, IL
REFFERED By = Surfing & Turfing
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 16:25:49 (PDT)

Record 1316
Fantastic site guys! I see some old shipmates along in here.

NAME = Dittybop <EMAIL = garyslavin[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MarkAKL12/later USS BerkeleyDDG15
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Saigon/ Long Beach
YEARs in VIETNAM = April/66-October 29,'67
FROM WHERE = L.A., CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 16:16:10 (PDT)

Record 1315
Howdy Perky Bears, with gratitude I remember the Swift Boat sailors and the assistance you provided to our RF/PF troops and U.S. Army Advisors. I especially thank the crew of PCF 56 for coming inland off the wide Co Chien River at about 0115 hours on 3 Feb 69, going 5 Kms into VC controlled infiltration area on the narrow Rach Cai Bai (canal)to get within 81mm range of us around partially built An Hoa OP (mud fort, only one wire; no mines laid) to respond to my urgent call "FIRE MISSION--UNIFORM SERRA IN CONTACT!!-- WE NEED HELP NOW!!!" Us being only seventy-five RF and 26 PF under attack by 400-500 VC. PCF-56 hit VC troop targets breaking up a flanking attack and I'm here to tell our story. Those SEALORDS you men ran,from late 1968 to early Spring 1969,in Thanh Phu broke VC control and provided the offensive punch we (RF/PF) did not have from GVN sources. The Brown Water Navy support was the decisive factor when Swifts hauled our RF/PF warriors into VC areas, deep into FFZ and STAYED with us providing needed fire support when we were on sweeps out beyond the range of the ARVN 105 Hwz section. We especially appreciated the EXTRACTION ride. I know you sailors did not like hauling RF/PF on your boats because they took everything not locked away. After we (Army and MACV US Navy) Advisors got the VN Navy Junks to transport the RF/PF, thus freeing Swifts to be escorts and fire support it worked out much better. Navy support allowed my Counterpart, our District Chief to put RF/PF units deep into the Thanh Phu "Secret Zone" to destroy VC operations located in eastern Thanh Phu FFZ. Successful RF/PF missions would not have been made without close combat support by Swifts. Accelerated pacification by GVN did occur after the Swifts provided increased RF/PF mobility and added fire power. I was the Co Van that cleared the SEALORDS with the District Chief and NEVER did the Cat Lo Swifts ever fail to timely provide our US Advisor Team requested support. I am an Infanrty soldier who rode with Swifts and very proud to have served along side warriors, you Swift Boat sailors. Today I am an active member of the Swift Boat Sailors Association. I encourage other Army Advisors to "come aboard" with SBSA. Thank you Swift Boat sailors, especially for the milk! David P. Marion, Dai Uy Co Van

NAME = David P. Marion, CPT - Infantry <EMAIL = dpmarion[ at ]excite.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Thanh Phu District Advisor, Kien Hoa Prov. ,MACV - IV CTZ
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Supported by Swift Boats from Cat Lo (TF 115.3.7)
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug 68 - Jul 69
FROM WHERE = Spur, Texas
REFFERED By = PCF 59 O in C
- Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 18:40:18 (PDT)

Record 1314
HELLO AGAIN! IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I WROTE. I VIEW THE LETTERS JUST ABOUT DAILY. I HAVE'NT SEEN ANY ENTRIES FROM THE MADERA OR PAGE CTY'S! COME ON GUYS, I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE. I'D LIKE TO HERE FROM THE OLD CREWS. ANYONE REMEMBER JIM GREEN FROM TENN? OR TOM WARDLOW FROM TEXAS? OR HOW 'BOUT THE ROCKET ATTACK ON THE VIET OILER THAT WAS DOCKED NEXT TO THE PAGE CTY AT DONG TAM? WE LOWERED ONE OF OUR LCVP'S TO PICK UP THE WOUNDED. I HAD THE MID WATCH WHEN IT HAPPENED. I SAW THE ROCKET SLAM INTO THE STERN OF THE OILER WHERE HER CREW WAS SLEEPING TOPSIDE. SAW THE EXPLOSION, HEARD THE SCREAMING. SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME!! I'LL CLOSE FOR NOW. BUT WILL BE BACK. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!!

NAME = NELLO D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANSHIPSQUAD2 - MADERA CTY(LST-905), PAGE CTY(LST-1076)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= HOME PORT- VUNG TAU, RESUPPLING & SUPPORT OF BASES IN & AROUND MEKONG & TRIBUTARIES & ALONG COAST.
YEARs in VIETNAM = '69-'71
FROM WHERE = THEN:WASH.DC.NOW: PITTSFIELD,MA., REFFERED By = FROM MY FAVORITES.
- Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 06:27:02 (PDT)

Record 1313
HELLO AGAIN! IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I WROTE. I VIEW THE LETTERS JUST ABOUT DAILY. I HAVE'NT SEEN ANY ENTRIES FROM THE MADERA OR PAGE CTY'S! COME ON GUYS, I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE. I'D LIKE TO HERE FROM THE OLD CREWS. ANYONE REMEMBER JIM GREEN FROM TENN? OR TOM WARDLOW FROM TEXAS? OR HOW 'BOUT THE ROCKET ATTACK ON THE VIET OILER THAT WAS DOCKED NEXT TO THE PAGE CTY AT DONG TAM? WE LOWERED ONE OF OUR LCVP'S TO PICK UP THE WOUNDED. I HAD THE MID WATCH WHEN IT HAPPENED. I SAW THE ROCKET SLAM INTO THE STERN OF THE OILER WHERE HER CREW WAS SLEEPING TOPSIDE. SAW THE EXPLOSION, HEARD THE SCREAMING. SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME!! I'LL CLOSE FOR NOW. BUT WILL BE BACK. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!!

NAME = NELLO D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANSHIPSQUAD2 - MADERA CTY(LST-905), PAGE CTY(LST-1076)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= HOME PORT- VUNG TAU, RESUPPLING & SUPPORT OF BASES IN & AROUND MEKONG & TRIBUTARIES & ALONG COAST.
YEARs in VIETNAM = '69-'71
FROM WHERE = THEN:WASH.DC.NOW: PITTSFIELD,MA., REFFERED By = FROM MY FAVORITES.
- Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 06:25:21 (PDT)

Record 1312
I was on the YRBM 16 the morning she was hit. That is a morning I can still remember quiet well.

NAME = Ed Courtright <EMAIL = riverrat047[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Chau, Ben Tre
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/ 67 to 12/ 67
FROM WHERE = Oceanside, California
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 01:14:32 (PDT)

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

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

Record 1310
I WAS A 3RD CLASS BOSUN STATIONED ON THE YRBM 16 FROM 1970 TO JUNE OF 1971. I THINK IT WAS MAY OR JUNE OF 71 THE 16 WAS TOWED TO OAKANOW ( CAN SPELL). SHE HAD A SMALL CREW FOR THE TRIP AND UPON ENTERING THE HARBOR, WE ENCOUNTERED HEAVEY SEAS AND SHE RECEIVED HEAVY DAMAGE TO HER STARBOARD SIDE. I HAVE SOME PHOTOS SOME WHERE. I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND THEM.

NAME = STANLEY DAVIS <EMAIL = OU812STAN[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70 - 71
FROM WHERE = FRESNO, CA
- Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 07:42:59 (PDT)

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

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

Record 1308
Served Hunterdon Cty (LST838) June 68-July 69. In and Near Ben Tre ... Ham Luong River. Would love to locate old shipmates from this era. Started life there as HM3... busted down to SA... then climbed again. Left navy 70, went into Army WOFT program. Retired CWO2. Chopper pilot. Was "loanecd" to 533,534 & 551 while attached to Hunterdon, as "substitute".... don't remeber boat #'s assigned to, but maybe someone out there does remember.... HELP! I am Indian.... Apache, dark skinned, and about 6' .... back then, 165 pounds ....today well over 200! A hellraiser, drunk, "smoker", chaser, poker player, bum! Today, a "nice" well retired .....er, yeh.... whatever! In the process of finishing up my first novel.... a 500 pager about life in the "Nam" as a brown water sailor. Totally fiction, of course, and as irreverant as the original M*A*S*H!!! Look for it. Title is "FLOWERCHILD", under pen name "Steve Wounded Bear". Please contact me if you desire..... at "wndbear[ at ]aol.com" or at "bucudinkydau[ at ]aol.com"....or...(719) 686-1895. Steve Mungie Divide, Colorado

NAME = steve mungie
WEB SITE = ...still under construction .... woundedbear.net
<EMAIL = wndbear[ at ]aol.com & bucudinkydau[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Hunterdon County LST-838, 533, 534, 551
BASEs or LOCATIONS= primarily Ham Luong River & My Tho areas.
YEARs in VIETNAM = JUN68-JUL69
FROM WHERE = Divide, Teller County, CO
- Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 23:26:35 (PDT)

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

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

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

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

Record 1305
Just lookin for someone to talk to from riv div 92 serving in division 92 from 67 to 69 .

NAME = Ken Bush <EMAIL = bushman981[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-92-6 , M-92-1 , RAID 75
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong tam and everyother river and canal it seems like .
YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/67 thru 12/70
FROM WHERE = Wichita Falls, Tx.
REFFERED By = just surfin
- Friday, July 05, 2002 at 08:46:02 (PDT)

Record 1304
The boats you are calling a "35 boat" are actually LCPL's (Landing Craft Personnel, Large). They were the primary boats used by Inshore Undersea Warfare Group 1 for Harbor Defense. These boats were used primarily on the waters of Vung Tau, Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon and Vung Ro. IUWG-1 also used "skimmers", a 16 foot Boston Whaler with an 85 HP outboard engine and 45 ft picket boats. Some of the people you met at the MRFA Reunion in San Diego have more pictures of these boats. I have some also, in addition to pictures of the skimmers.

NAME = John Wright <EMAIL = jphotow[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1, Units 2 & 4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rabh Bay & Nha Trang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = Kent
- Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 11:46:28 (PDT)

Record 1303
Don't know where you got the story on Patrick Ford but it is all BULLSHIT annd my River Section did not have a PBR numbered 750 our numbers went from 722 thru 731 and don't doubt that as I have A COPY OF THE ORGINIAL 535 BOAT CREW ASSIGNMENTS. Any doubts will be confirmed by Dennis Ward GMG2 at DennisWard [ at ]wardlane.com as he was there at the time also...

NAME = Ken Quinlan BM3 <EMAIL = NamMan535[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 535- - - River Division 535 & 594
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 -68
- Monday, July 01, 2002 at 23:02:42 (PDT)

Record 1302
I was in bravo pat. from 2/67-2/68 at Binh Thuy and the Garret Cty. Would like to get in touch with other guys from 511..

NAME = Mike Kurdyla <EMAIL = XLNC221[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Sec. 511
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy&Garret Cty.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/67-2/68
FROM WHERE = Howell , N.J.
REFFERED By = pbr-fva
- Monday, July 01, 2002 at 16:54:38 (PDT)

Record 1301
I would to find helicopter pilot. I think Seawolves.His name is John Titchner, Ltjg. He helped me to keep my mind straight,I was an Army nurse based at the 29 Evac. Hosp.and afraid of just about every thing.

NAME = Linda Copeland Howell <EMAIL = howe2238[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 29 Evac. hospital
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Viet Nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69
FROM WHERE = Selma, Al.
- Monday, July 01, 2002 at 10:12:17 (PDT)

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