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Record 1500 I was stationed at Binh Thuy from April 70 to 71, on the Viet Nam Navy Base side. Looking for anyone there same time as I. At the time I was a GMG-2, at the Armory/ Ammo Dump.
NAME = James S. Mills <EMAIL = jsmpcf9[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boat Squadron One, NSAD Binh Thuy BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi, Cat Lo, Binh Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-67 70-71 FROM WHERE = Detroit, Mi
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 04:53:45 (PDT)
Record 1499 Reading the guest book brings back memories I haven't thought of in 32 years.
NAME = Joseph Golden, AO2 <EMAIL = bolabeg[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = helo pad BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, Pa.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 20:35:05 (PDT)
Record 1498 I work with Larry (Joe) Baxter who was on a patrol boat during Vietnam. It is interesting listening to the FEW stories that he has told. Thanks for maintaining this page for those of us who respect the men who served on these boats during Vietnam. I served in the Air Force and Naval Reserves as Law Enforcement duing the late 80's and 90's. Thanks again.
NAME = Chris Cheney <EMAIL = maacsc[ at ]hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 15:31:35 (PDT)
Record 1497 I was in replacement class R13 from NIOTC (Vallejo) ...served in T-91-13 as the 20MM gunner, transfered to A-91-7 as the 20MM gunner, with captain BM2/c McAllister,EN3/c Cookie Caruthers,GMG3/c Chelefont, RM3/c Thomas and me,DC3/c Hasior....transfered to the RAID 71 Advisory team, MACV,and operation Slingshot in the Vam Co Tay river....Tra Cu Special forces camp....Call sign "far fetch 5"
NAME = Ed Hasior <EMAIL = ehasior[ at ]lucent.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon9 RivDiv91 T-91-13, A-91-7, RAID 71 Advisor BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, Tra Cu YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969 FROM WHERE = Hilton Head is, SC REFFERED By = surfed in
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:59:33 (PDT)
Record 1496 My father law-Charles Kelley Sr served in the Navy for 23 yrs. He served as a Chief Senior Officer on board the Eldorado11 and the Mataco 863 (which I believe was a flagship?) He passed away July 2, 2001. He gave us many accounts of being in Vietnam. I believe his ship brought in medical supplies as well as other needed supplies. He has a medal for service in vietnam. We are desperately trying to find anyone that may have served under or with him during his ship time into vietnam area.I apologize that I do not have more specific names and dates. I would appreciate any help! Thanks to all of you wonderful men who have and are serving our country!
NAME = Cindy Kelley <EMAIL = ckelley[ at ]rangersources.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = possibly the mato or Eldorado BASEs or LOCATIONS= not sure on Vietnam, but was stationed out of San Diego and Hawaii during service YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69? FROM WHERE = Elba, Alabama REFFERED By = web search
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:52:24 (PDT)
Record 1495 I don't know if anyone can help me but my father just passed away.His name was Dezie Dean.He died Sept.15,2002.I wanted to know if any one who knows or heard of him contact me on my email.I'm tring to get his papers together for the myself,and I hardly knew anything about him.I know he was in the veterans department and he was honorable dischared.If anything you know tell me.I need when he was in the service and how long.Thank you
NAME = Kelly Dean <EMAIL = jealousheart21[ at ]hotmail.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = in 1972 to ?
- Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 20:17:46 (PDT)
Record 1494 Hello, I found you at Altavista. You have wealth of information on your site and a nice design. Greetings from Germany - Paul
REFFERED By = Germany
- Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 12:49:18 (PDT)
Record 1493 My name is Wayne Motts and I am the curator of the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle, PA. I am researching the men from our county killed in Vietnam. I would like to have contact with anyone who knew and/or served with ERIK NILES RUDZIAK a sailor on YFU-62, KIA January 16, 1969. Any help would be appreciated.
NAME = Wayne E. Motts <EMAIL = wemhistorian[ at ]yahoo.com> FROM WHERE = Carlisle, PA
- Monday, October 14, 2002 at 21:49:31 (PDT)
Record 1492 Lt. Tom Hardy, EN3 Joe Brown, Charles Carter, or anyone else From Mare Island NIOTC 2-70,7-70 and/or the Presidio,Vietnamese Language. My e-mail rdavis6[ at ]cinci.rr.com Please send me your e-mail address if you would, thanks.Welcome Home to all the Riverines and all of the servicemen who fought in the"Southeast Asia Police Action" Not my line, The politicians said it wasn't a war, they can kiss my A_ _. EN2 R M Davis
NAME = Ronald M Davis <EMAIL = rdavis6[ at ]cinci.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Interdiction Division 42 ( RID 42) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Gia, Dong Tam, Kieng Hoa, Chau Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971 FROM WHERE = Cincinnati, Ohio
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 23:46:44 (PDT)
Record 1491 I WAS BOAT CAPTAIN AND SNIPER ON BOAT 73. I HAVE STAYED IN TOUCH WITH MY BEST BUDDY, DENNIS JAKSHA WHO LIVES IN PORT ANGLES, WA., HE WAS KNOWN AS JAKE, E-MAIL HIM AT woodplus[ at ]tenforward.com . I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHERE LT. DONALDSON IS AND ALL THE GUYS WHO WERE THERE, THEN! RIV-DIV 571 WAS ALL OVER THE DELTA AND WHEN I WAS TWO WEEKS SHORT, WE WENT INTO CAMBODIA AND WE KICKED SOME ASS!
TO ALL YOU GUYS WHO WERE IN THE RIV-DIVS, THE PILOTS AND CREWS WHO SUPPORTED US, I THANK YOU! DON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT COMING HOME, BECAUSE OUR BROTHERS DIDN'T! I'VE DONE THEROPY, COUNCILING, ETC., BUT THE EVENT THAT HELPED ME THE MOST AND MADE ME FEEL PROUD,WAS WHEN THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL,TRAVELING WALL CAME TO MY COMMUNITY, ONE YEAR AGO, THIS WEEK! VISIT THE WALL! WHEATHER IT IS IS WASHINGTON DC, OR THE TRAVELING WALL! THE BOND IS STRONG!!!!
WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!
NAME = Darryl W, Hartung (Davy) <EMAIL = lakotabest[ at ]earthlink.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 571 BASEs or LOCATIONS= all over the Delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/69-10/70 FROM WHERE = Macon, Mo
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 12:28:27 (PDT)
Record 1490 i started out in the infantry around dmz area..68-69....ended up with partol boats....458th pbrs.....either 34 or 35 boat...69-70
NAME = lenny bryant <EMAIL = leonard_b11[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 458 pbr BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo,quin nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1970
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 11:45:12 (PDT)
Record 1489 I am a plank owner on the St. Francis, 65-66, Went on Vernon County til 3/68 and then the Duluth til discharge 3/69. I was a 3rd class Gunners Mate. From Philly, now living in NC
NAME = Tom Brett <EMAIL = tbrett4050[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = St. Francis River LSMR 525, Vernon County LST 1161, Duluth LPD 6 BASEs or LOCATIONS= All over Viet-Nam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1.5 FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, PA REFFERED By = Surfing
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 08:06:39 (PDT)
Record 1488 June '68 to Aug.'68 : Fleet Air Support Unit DaNang Airbase.
Aug.'68 to Feb.'69 : Tien Sha Commando(security).
Feb.'69 to June '69 : LCU 1619.
Apr.'70 to Apr.'71 : ACTOV program, Naval Support Facility, DaNang. Turned over LCU 1484 to the Vietnamese Navy in Feb. or Mar. of '71.
Is anybody out there???
NAME = Rex Johnston <EMAIL = knightssword1[ at ]mchsi.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-69 / 70-71 FROM WHERE = Columbus, Ga.
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 01:34:20 (PDT)
Record 1487 Retired from the U.S.Army Oct 1992, but of all the units I served with, I think about the boats the most.
NAME = Curtiss L. (Chris) Poteat <EMAIL = mpoteat2[ at ]bellsouth.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR-J-7826 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Di-An, Cat-Lai YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1972 FROM WHERE = Marion, N.C. REFFERED By = Lee Helle
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 01:18:59 (PDT)
Record 1486 Would like to here from anyone that was on LCU 1477 any time that she was in Vietnam Ron Boal BM3 1968 that you
NAME = Ron Boal BM3 WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL = rbadbull[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ACU 1 LCU 1477 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 FROM WHERE = San Diego, Ca
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 22:15:02 (PDT)
Record 1485 Brought the new converted LCM 6's to Nha Bhe in 1968. Operated on the river trolling for mines until we were sent to Ben Luc where we operated until sent home in '69. Have not seen or heard from any mates since I was discharged. I am looking for patch of the division, my seabag never made in home with me. Initially slept in the barracks at Nhe Bhe on second floor. There was a seal team housed on the first floor. A great bunch of guys, crazy but a helluva crew.
NAME = Ken Aunkst <EMAIL = kaunkst[ at ]ptd.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113 Nhe Bhe BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nhe Bhe, Ben Luc YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Watsontown, Pa REFFERED By = surfed in
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 21:27:47 (PDT)
Record 1484 Hunting for any body from that time in Qui Nhon Cos. Div 1
Was on Crew 101A
NAME = James A Shafran <EMAIL = jregshaf[ at ]dricway.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Cos Div. 15 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qui Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = Somerville, Al.
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 15:21:06 (PDT)
Record 1483 Welcome Home everyone and let me take this time to say it has been 35 years and its about time we got together and talked! So anyone from TANNER is welcome to respond to this. Anyone remember the ships newspaper featrure written by Fred Foc'sle and Gary Gedunk? LOL Waiting to hear from you guys.......Den Kemper
NAME = Dennis L. Kemper <EMAIL = denkem[ at ]up.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TANNER (AGS-15) BASEs or LOCATIONS= PHUQUOC ISLANDS, AN THOI, VUNG TAU, OLONGAPO CITY YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966thru1968 FROM WHERE = Hancock , MI REFFERED By = Surfing
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 12:04:25 (PDT)
Record 1482 Anyone remember the Tutuila? She provided maintenance support for coastal and river patrol boats. Looking for shipmates from those days. Vung Tau, town of 100 bars and 1000 raven haired bar beauties(?), who would say "I love you no s#*t, you buy me a Saigon Tea?"
NAME = Don Herr, MR3 <EMAIL = rustyone21[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi & Vung Tau YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 - 1967 FROM WHERE = Long Beach, CA REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Friday, October 11, 2002 at 19:42:08 (PDT)
Record 1481 Served with MACV as only Naval person at Army BEQ in Saigon. Processed records for navy medics coming into country. Later I was transferred to Annapolis BEQ in cholon just outside of Ton Shun Nut. Sure would be nice to talk to someone who either worked there or someone who processed through there. ps. Im looking for PN3 Bill Hutchinson, Last known in Reading CA.
NAME = Richard A Cyr <EMAIL = vfwvcnpmc[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV SAIGON MELPHAP/ NAVSUPPACT BASEs or LOCATIONS= SAIGON/CHOLON ANNAPOLIS BEQ - ASSIGNMENT YEOMAN YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 - 69 FROM WHERE = JEWETT CITY , CT REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Friday, October 11, 2002 at 12:30:36 (PDT)
Record 1480 Interesting sight. I was Army stationed on the CC Bay at Vung Tau.
NAME = Bud Little <EMAIL = woodrow.little[ at ]iwon.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USNS Corpus Christi Bay BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-1972 FROM WHERE = Pittsburgh, PA REFFERED By = surfed in
- Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 11:50:39 (PDT)
Record 1479 Great website! Hello to all who served at Cat Lo.
NAME = Frank Carlson <EMAIL = ncarlson[ at ]penn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA-DET Cat Lo BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/70-3/71 FROM WHERE = Galeton, PA REFFERED By = surfed in
- Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 19:50:32 (PDT)
Record 1478 I am trying to locate a Jim Townsend who attend the Talladega Races Oct. 5th. My husband and I found a silver cigarette lighter with his name and apparently the years he served in Vietnam. My husband was in Vietnam, so he knows that this is of great meaning to the owner. He is desperately trying to get this back to the owner. We are leaving messages everywhere. We know this is a long shot, but we want to return it.
Bob and Pam Morris
NAME = Bob Morris <EMAIL = rocky[ at ]bham.rr.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Ft. Payne, AL
- Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:41:51 (PDT)
Record 1477 I am trying to locate a Jim Townsend who attend the Talladega Races Oct. 5th. My husband and I found a silver cigarette lighter with his name and apparently the years he served in Vietnam. My husband was in Vietnam, so he knows that this is of great meaning to the owner. He is desperately trying to get this back to the owner. We are leaving messages everywhere. We know this is a long shot, but we want to return it.
Bob and Pam Morris
NAME = Bob Morris <EMAIL = rocky[ at ]bham.rr.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Ft. Payne, AL
- Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:41:30 (PDT)
Record 1476 Thank you for posting this page. It helps those of us who are still trying to get our dads to tell us what went on while the were there. Thank you for all your service.
My dad, GMG3 Tom Kopp served on this ship in 1970.
NAME = HN Katherine Kopp, USN <EMAIL = kkopp13[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Crocket PG 88 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 15:53:09 (PDT)
Record 1475 Was in training with most of the advisors from RPD62, before going to eight months of lanuage school. when I finally got sent to Nam, was very fortuate to hook back up with the greatest bunch of guys at Song ong Doc. The place was something else.Right out of the dark ages.Just wanted to say thanks to some special friends, John Caughran, Joe Brown, John Bunn, and Joe Flowers. Thanks for looking after me.
NAME = Charles Carter WEB SITE = Surfing
<EMAIL = RPD 62 [ at ] AOL.Com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG, RPD62 BASEs or LOCATIONS= SONG ONG DOC, PHOUC XUYEN, KIEN AHN. YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72 FROM WHERE = Wilmington, Del REFFERED By = Johnny C.
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 14:30:43 (PDT)
Record 1474 Your website is great and very usefull. I'm bookmarked it. Keep up the good resources. Best greetings from Germany - Helmut
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Germany
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 14:28:44 (PDT)
Record 1473 After leaving the Naval Air Station on Guam I was assigned to the Dong Ha Supply ramp from Dec. 1968 to Dec. 1969. Most of my memories were that of great guys, just counting the days as I was. I don't remember too many names, but I'd be greatful to hear from anyone that served in Dong Ha in 1969.
NAME = Paul Gregaitis <EMAIL = pgregaitis[ at ]aol.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Ha Navy Supply Ramp for 3rd Marine Div. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 FROM WHERE = Higganum, CT REFFERED By = just surfing
- Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 06:19:28 (PDT)
Record 1472 April 30 1968 while attached to Lighterage Branch. Operations division DaNang Vietnam LCU 1485 and LCU1477 on the CuaViet river, came under fire 1485 received a direct hit LCU 1477 immediately opened fire on enemy postion on river bank, which caused several secondary explosions and five confirmed kill of north vietnamese regulars my Boat 1477 had 3 kills Ron Boal BM3 1968
NAME = Ron Boal <EMAIL = rbadbull[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = small boat and LCU 1477 ACU 1 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAS DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967/1968 FROM WHERE = San Diego , Ca
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 21:48:09 (PDT)
Record 1471 Just recently got in touch with my old buddy. He told me about this sight. Just thought I`d try too see what happens. Have been talking to him the last two weeks and can`t get enough. The tears just keep flowing. We talked by phone today for the first time, 35 yrs. Just unbelievable. Hope this is enough info. for anyone who may want ot get in touch, Welcome Home to All my Brouthers, Bee Careful Rich.
NAME = Bm3, Cook BlueFin/2 WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL = cjrpve[ at ]aol.com.> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Tanner AGS-15 ,Sound Boat 2 (Coxwain) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Meakong Delta, Vung Tau, Hon Tri Island, Roc Gai. ? YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-68 FROM WHERE = Fairmont, WV. REFFERED By = Shipmete, Bm2, Sallee
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 16:09:46 (PDT)
Record 1470 I was station in MyTho (NSA) 11/67-12/68. During this period many friends were made but no contact has been made or attempted since our departure from Vietnam. After spending the last 35 years in a shell I finally decided to get out and join a veteran group (VVA) that would have indivuals that could relate with my past experiences. I have finally opened up and discussed the horriable time that was spent during the course of my 13 months in country.I would like to hear from other vets who were stationed in MyTho so we can exchange our 68'Tet Offensive experiences.
NAME = Armando Ramirez <EMAIL = ArmandoR[ at ]ftpc.fpcusa.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity BASEs or LOCATIONS= MyTho YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/67-12/68 FROM WHERE = Victoria, Tx REFFERED By = Surfing
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 10:52:05 (PDT)
Record 1469 I spent 2 tours in the Gulf of Tonkin doing sar and gunfire support near Danang. Then I went to CTF 116 as a RD2 in 68. I worked in the TOC, went to Rach Ghia, then to Duc Hoa with Advisor team 99, which was a joint service advisory team. While in VN I went on patrols on boats, seawolves and rode with army and airforce facs. I'd like to hear from RD1 Wallace, Lt. Meneke, Ltjg Muensch, Ensign Struebel or any of the guys from the Binh Thuy TOC.
NAME = Dan Black <EMAIL = Danemmieo1[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = DLG 15 SAR & fire support, CTF 116, Advisor Team 99 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Deep water, Binh Thuy, Rach Gia, Duc Hoa YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-69/ 3 tours FROM WHERE = West Valley City, Ut.
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 00:51:19 (PDT)
Record 1468 Got there ready to save the world and left wondering why we were ever there. Was a EN3 and worked on the River boats when they came in. Worked in the last out on the point with the ammo dump right behind us. Celebrated 21 birthday with motar attack hitting LST at the dock accross the basin. Most memorable night was night ammo dump got hit. Sure did a job on our repair shops. Our hutch was the last one on the way to the 4 or 5 hole Shitter, the things you remember.The soft ball field was there too. Can't remember names but hope all the friends I made there are well and surving old age. Take care and god bless great site, thank you
NAME = Lawrence Buchanan <EMAIL = Lornie501[ at ]AOL.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Dong Tam BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/68-11/69 FROM WHERE = Detroit, Mich REFFERED By = Just Surfin
- Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 21:44:54 (PDT)
Record 1467 Initial instructor staff at PCF school in Coronado as SM1/SMC, Assigned USS Brule 7/68 as W1 Bos'n. Nice opportunity to visit some of my former students in country. Especially recall Travis Bayham and his crew at Cat Lo, made a night patrol with them. Made the acquaintance of Bos'n Steve Cherry at Cat Lo, also. I would enjoy hearing from any of you guys if the spirit moves you to communicate.
NAME = Tom Young <EMAIL = tyoungusn[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule (AKL-28) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Swift Boat School Staff, PhibScol, Coronado YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/68 - 8/69 FROM WHERE = Coos Bay, OR REFFERED By = Self
- Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 01:05:43 (PDT)
Record 1466 The UDT/SEALs teams are a bigg insprations in my life and i read more and more about ever day. I some days fille like im back in Nha Be, with John Fietsch and Joe DeFloria in SEAL team one.
NAME = Kristopher Quinlan <EMAIL = kakrkogrkids[ at ]aol.com> FROM WHERE = McMinnville, OR
- Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 00:32:53 (PDT)
Record 1465 I was on Lcu 916 which was later changed to YFU-57 I was later transfered to another YFU. I work the rivers up to Hue and Dong Ha. We Brought 3- boats fron the states on an LSD and disenbaked at Chu Lai,and then on to Danang.
NAME = Ed Paxton <EMAIL = edpaxton[ at ]bright.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lcu 916 Danang BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1966-1967-1968
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 22:09:36 (PDT)
Record 1464 Looking for anyone who served at the NSA-NSF Armory, Internal Security special ops. 1969-1970. Attached to EM Club.
NAME = Dan Caron <EMAIL = dbc[ at ]chartermi.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSF-NSA Armory Danang BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 15:27:21 (PDT)
Record 1463 I've posted before. Just wondered if anyone from NIOTC class 4-69 is out there. I'd like to hear from you.
NAME = Rod Walker <EMAIL = s19491[ at ]netzero.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ccb 132, atc 15 BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam, can to, ta ninh, vinh te canal FROM WHERE = Clare, Mi
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:00:56 (PDT)
Record 1462 i remember loading alot of ammo in cam rahn and getting drunk in cat lo what a time
NAME = bill bevington <EMAIL = deerrings[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss st francis river lsmr 525 BASEs or LOCATIONS= cam rahn bay cat lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 66 67 68 69 FROM WHERE = franklin, penna REFFERED By = surfed in
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 07:28:22 (PDT)
Record 1461 Arrived in Viet Nam at Da nang Late in 65. Participated in Operation Blue Marlin, and Operation Double Eagle, I was AQM3 and had a hell of a time with our trip up the Seigon River to Seigon. Turning that Ship around cost a number of river shacks. We just rammed the bow up on the bank and let the current swing us around, backed off and went on our marry way. The Fort Marion transported the first Swift boats to Nam #'s 1,2,3, &4. We also picked up the first Swift Boat casualty. (Forgive spelling)
NAME = Ruben Relis WEB SITE = not yet
<EMAIL = amrpatriot46[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Fort Marion LSD 22 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da nang, Chuli, Quantre,ChamRhanBay YEARs in VIETNAM = 64-67 FROM WHERE = Las Vegas, Nv
- Friday, October 04, 2002 at 02:25:02 (PDT)
Record 1460 was asigned to pump shop. drove fork lift and cherry picker. remember setting specs on pump props closer than specs so boats could get on step quicker. love your site.
NAME = Tommy Patterson WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = tompat[ at ]cableone.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa siagon BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = columbus, ms REFFERED By = surfin
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 23:57:07 (PDT)
Record 1459 Your pictures brig back memories from a life I had forgotten. I was an Advisor, US Army, at Can Tho from Aug 72 until July 73. I've crossed the Mekong and the Bassac more than once on the old French-made ferry with armor plating on its sides. Thanks for creating such a vivid reminder of a year we all spent in a foreign land, during the glory years of our youth.
NAME = Jim Fleming WEB SITE = www.jflemingmedia.com
<EMAIL = james[ at ]jflemingmedia.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho YEARs in VIETNAM = 1972 -1973
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 23:03:33 (PDT)
Record 1458 I am looking to find an En by the name of Bob Meyers or Myers. We went through pbr school, all the training, and the entire tour from 6-69 to 6-70 together, even R&R. I need anyone's help. Lost touch when we left nam. Also looking to find Danny Carsen WIA on 8-1-69 with me. I last knew that Meyers or Myers was from out east and Carsen was from Florida.
I will email any pbr guy especially from Riv Div 551,any brownwater sailor, any blackpony and any seawolf. Any and all help to find these guys is appreciated.
Great web site!!! Great Job!!!!
Mike Novitske (ski)
Riv Div 551
Red Devil (ski) out
NAME = Mike Novitske <EMAIL = mikenovitske[ at ]centurytel.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 551 pbr 774 & 775 BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM 16 [ at ] Chau Dac (Chau Phu) YEARs in VIETNAM = 6-69 to 6-70 FROM WHERE = Ripon , Wi REFFERED By = surfing the net
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 21:37:12 (PDT)
Record 1457 WAS AN ENGINEMAN ON LST821 HARNETT COUNTY 4/67 THRU ABOUT
2/69. DID A COUPLE MONTHS OF THAT TIME RUNNING WATER PURIFIERS AT VINH LONG. AT BEN TRE DURING 68 TET, HUMPED A LOT OF AMMO, THEN LATER WHEN THINGS CALMED DOWN HELPED PUT OUT FIRES IN TOWN WITH PORTABLE PUMPS. STILL REMEMBER A LOT OF GUYS THAT DIDNT COME BACK.
NAME = C. R. Engelking <EMAIL = uglycop[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST821 USS HARNETT COUNTY YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967, 1968,1969 FROM WHERE = ALGOMA, WI REFFERED By = JUST SURFED ON
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 20:11:47 (PDT)
Record 1456 Tet of 68
NAME = Trantham, Victor R. EN 2nd WEB SITE = www.haywoodpark.com
<EMAIL = vtrantham[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pier-48 Boat- Mikes BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tra Noch- Bin Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-68 FROM WHERE = Asheville, NC
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 15:46:04 (PDT)
Record 1455 I was bow gunner on pcf 87 in Nov1970 with Kit Carson Scouts as passengers when we took a rocket hit to the rear helm. I was told it was the last swift to loose crew to death or injury before the turnover. Welcome home guys.
NAME = Robert O. Lincoln <EMAIL = bobolinkr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf swift boats BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo Sa Dec YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Belleville, Mi
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 14:19:06 (PDT)
Record 1454 Hi! I'm Brian. I really like your site, it's usefull and informative. I am working for discount magazine subscription comparison service. I find your site while searching for magazine related sites and It's a pleasure to sign your guestbook. Thanks!
NAME = Brian - magazine subscriptions WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = briant88[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = none BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dallas YEARs in VIETNAM = none FROM WHERE = none, Texas REFFERED By = none
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 05:00:45 (PDT)
Record 1453 I was a Boat Captain om LCPL's at both Nha Trang and Camnh Ranh Bay when they were turned over to the VNN, I still have my boat flag from Cam Ranh Bay. I was an SM3 at the time
NAME = Pat Burke <EMAIL = pburke[ at ]qnet.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 Units 2 & 4 LSB Nha BE BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Trang & Camh Ranh Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/68 to 2/71 FROM WHERE = Palmdale, Ca REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Monday, September 30, 2002 at 16:15:58 (PDT)
Record 1452 I was bow gunner on PCF 87 in nov 1970 when it was the last swift to take a rocket and have dead and injured crew and passengers. Would like to hear from everyone but really for Joe Rodgers from NY and Randy Holland from Arkansas. Welcome home buddies.
NAME = Robert O. Lincoln <EMAIL = bobolinkr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 87 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo Sa Dec Cambodia all over delta area YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Belleville, mi
- Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 15:58:26 (PDT)
Record 1451 Search & Rescue for Marines and downed pilots. Gun support
for ground troops.
NAME = Patrick S. McCann <EMAIL = pmccann[ at ]pciol.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Holister DD788 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tonkin Gulf 1965, Yankee Station 1965 Chu Lai 1966 YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 FROM WHERE = Long Beach, CA REFFERED By = Internet
- Friday, September 27, 2002 at 09:30:34 (PDT)
Record 1450 Great website, we really enjoyed visiting.
NAME = Dan Ross WEB SITE = http://www.travel-ascending.com/
<EMAIL = sitemail[ at ]techemail.com>
- Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 22:01:34 (PDT)
Record 1449 hi guys new on computer and just found this page i was on swift boat 87 the last american crew swift boat to take a hit and suffer death and injuries nov 1970. i was on the bow the hit was the back helm. i was fine. one of the few. would love to hear from everyone especially randy holland and joe rodgers. welcome home everybody.
NAME = Robert O Lincoln <EMAIL = bobolinkr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = swift boat 87 BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo delta area YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = ypsilanti, mi
- Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 18:38:06 (PDT)
Record 1448 Just looking for some ship mates from LST 525 or BSU1
NAME = Frank Wojciechowski <EMAIL = wojo12922[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss caroline county lst 525 & Boat support Unit 1 BASEs or LOCATIONS= vin long and cav vet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 1968 FROM WHERE = Bellingham, WA
- Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 22:32:03 (PDT)
Record 1447 Would like to hear from anybody on board at that time. If anybody knows James W. Gill or Byron D. Fortney, sure would like to get in contact with them
NAME = Ed Stern <EMAIL = emtnt2[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss terrel County YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/1967-6/1969 FROM WHERE = jackson, Mi
- Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 13:24:16 (PDT)
Record 1446 Just checking in again. Anybody remember me from Rach Soi or Danang, or even CINCPAC in Hawaii, i'd like to hear from you
NAME = ron cook <EMAIL = ron[ at ]desnews.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = slc, ut
- Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 14:45:18 (PDT)
Record 1445 Seeking any info. on the whereabouts of: "BIG DOC" from Seal Team 1 and any MSB's 49/51 & 54
Please e mail info or phone (530) 458-7709
NAME = Robert Schnurbusch <EMAIL = todncindyhunter[ at ]earthlink.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB49 Nah Bay BASEs or LOCATIONS= 7 miles below Siagon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 FROM WHERE = Long Beach , CA
- Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 00:12:14 (PDT)
Record 1444 LAST 12 YEARS OF MY 30 QAS SPENT IN MINELANT, IN MSO VIGOR (473)..MSO NIMBLE (459) MSB 35 AND MSB 44. USS PARROT (MSC197)BOOT CAMP DAIGO I 42 AND RETIRED = 1N 1973
NAME = george rogers bmc.usn (ret.) <EMAIL = GCHIEFROGERS[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSOS MSBS. MSC.TANKERS AMPHIBS. BASEs or LOCATIONS= MANY YEARs in VIETNAM = VERY FEW FROM WHERE = BILOXI, MISS. REFFERED By = RETIRED BROTHER
- Monday, September 23, 2002 at 13:01:03 (PDT)
Record 1443 I was the electrician that worked on the boats and boathouse along with roger st.Peter EN3,if read this Roger please contact me,sure would like to hear from you.we had a lot of good times considering the times we were in.remerber going to Spanish beach on sundays and having cookouts I think of red Bird EN1,Riley IC3,who worked on the skimmer engines on the back of the boathouse.I think of Phong who got our launrdey done for us,he called me Divo
NAME = Divelbiss marvin <EMAIL = mdivelbi[ at ]ford.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = harbor security boathouse BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = one FROM WHERE = taylor, mich REFFERED By = myself
- Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 20:30:30 (PDT)
Record 1442 To many to tell. But looking for Boat Captain and Rear gunner that were medivaced that night we were hit by RPG's in a Canal on PBR 29. You were medivacted together and I've never heard from or about since. I've lost the names but not the memories. Or is Mr. Munez out there, What a fight that night in the Cheif's quarters !!!!!!!!!! All the trips into Can Tho! I have pictures but not many names anymore.
NAME = Mike Antonio, GMG 2 <EMAIL = mantonio1[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 513, PBR 29, Foward Gunner BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Gia, Bihn Thuy, Can Tho, YBRM 16 YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug. '68 to Sept. '69 FROM WHERE = Las Vegas, Nv. REFFERED By = Surfing
- Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 07:58:33 (PDT)
Record 1441 Served on PCF-35 from Mar. 1969 to Aug. 1969. Then Staff Gunner's Mate on APL-21. When the rest of my crew was transfered to Da Nang (Sept. 1969), Zumwalt and his crew took over the 35 boat. Thanks to "Coastal Squadron One Swift Boat Crew Directory" (after 30 years) I have had contact with my entire crew. A lot of memories in these pages!
NAME = Gary Carpenter <EMAIL = biggare29[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF-35 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo, An Thoi, and Seafloat YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/69 to 2/70 FROM WHERE = La Puente - now 29 Palms, Calif. REFFERED By = Ran across the site accidentally
- Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 03:19:35 (PDT)
Record 1440 GREAT SITE. HAVING BEEN STATIONED AT BINH THUY,YOU BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMOERIES. I WAS A GMG AND PART OF THE SECURITY FOR THE BASE. ALSO RAN SUPPLIES UP THE RIVERS TO ALL THE FIREBASES ON MIKE 8'S. I REMEMBER THE HOSPITAL ACROSS FROM MY WATCH TOWER AND HOW THE VC WOULD ALWAYS TRY TO TAKE OUT THE CHOPPER AS IT WAS LANDING. WATCHED ALOT OF YOU RIVERRATS GOING OUT ON PATROL AND ALWAYS SAID A PRAYER FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN. BUT SADDLY SOMETIME MY PRAYERS WERE'NT ANSWERED. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. WELCOME HOME. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EMAIL ME PLEASE DO ESPECIALLY IF YOU REMEMBER ME. BROTHERS THEN , BROTHERS NOW
NAME = JERRY SOLOMAN WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL = jerry.ella[ at ]verizon.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mike 8's BASEs or LOCATIONS= binh thuy naval support YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969 FROM WHERE = valparaiso, ind. REFFERED By = surfing
- Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 01:19:10 (PDT)
Record 1439 Have been searching to find Riv Div 551 buddies in particular a engineman (EN2) Bob Meyers or Myers was in PBR class 80 - any emails from Riv Div 551 or sister Riv Div 514 would be very much appreciated. YRBM-16 was on Basac river near Chou Duc or Chou pho- patroled Vhin Te Canal-later stationed at Go Da Hau-patroled Vam Co Te & Vam Co Dong rivers
NAME = Mike Novitske (ski) GMG2 <EMAIL = mikenovitske[ at ]centurytel.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 551 - PBR 775 BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM-16 then land base Go Da Hau YEARs in VIETNAM = 6-69 to 6-70 FROM WHERE = Ripon, wi REFFERED By = surfing
- Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 10:33:25 (PDT)
Record 1438 I was in Riv Ron 11, Div 112, boat T-112-3. Your web site brings back many memories. I also have a book on the brown water Navy by Jim Mesko, copyrighted 1985. I treasure it. Thank you for this site.
NAME = Ron Martin WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = carver2928[ at ]southwestinfo.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-112-3 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Gainesville, TX REFFERED By = looking for MRF sites.
- Friday, September 20, 2002 at 21:09:20 (PDT)
Record 1437 Your site brings back many memories.
NAME = Ron Martin WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = carver2928[ at ]southwestinfo.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF 117 boat T-112-3 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = Sept 68 - Sept 69 FROM WHERE = Gainesville, TX REFFERED By = looking for MRF sites.
- Friday, September 20, 2002 at 20:54:31 (PDT)
Record 1436 Just looking for some old friends that were in Sa Dec.
We are all a little older now and I wanted to see if
everyone is still around. How about everyone getting
together once again.
NAME = Howard Wagner <EMAIL = Howard_Wagner[ at ]osca.state.mo.us> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sa Dec YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = De Soto, Mo
- Friday, September 20, 2002 at 14:45:36 (PDT)
Record 1435 All,
If anyone knew Shipfitter Garza from USS Krishna ARL38, Mekong Delta, 1969-70, please contact me. He was my uncle. My mother, whom recently died was very close to him. In his letters, I could tell he loved us very much.
I'd like to know about him and what he was about/what he was like, and what brought him to his end, if anyone knows.
Rick (Garza) Villarreal
NAME = Rick Villarreal <EMAIL = rick_villarreal[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N/A BASEs or LOCATIONS= N/A YEARs in VIETNAM = N/A FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach, VA REFFERED By = n/a
- Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:22:03 (PDT)
Record 1434 Mr. Yarberry,
I read your comments on Krishna from http://hawley.hispeed.com/guestbook/Gbook1000.htm; "BROWNWATER NAVY"
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
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Krishna ARL38
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 69-70
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 11:46:25 (PST)
Were you friends with him? He was my uncle. My mother just died, and I got newspaper clippings about him and letters he sent to my mother when he was in San Francisco in the Navy. The family was devastated when he died. My mother was very close to him. In his letters, I could tell he loved us very much.
I'd like to know about your relationship with him and what he was about/what he was like, and what brought him to his end, if you - or any other readers know.
Rick (Garza) Villarreal
NAME = Rick Villarreal <EMAIL = rick_villarreal[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N/A BASEs or LOCATIONS= N/A YEARs in VIETNAM = N/A FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach, VA REFFERED By = n/a
- Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 14:11:16 (PDT)
Record 1433 was wounded while on patrol in vinh te canal on 01/03/70 was medavaced to field hospital transferred to long binh then to yacusa japan then to national naval med center bethesda. received bronze star purple heart.i'm looking for a couple river rats that were on that patrol including one that saved my life. Please feel free to contact me at the above e-mail address i'd really appreciate the help in finding these guys after all these years so i can thank them for being there for me when it really counted.
e-mail gmjwon[ at ]iwon.com
NAME = eugene emery <EMAIL = gmjwon[ at ]iwon.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river divisions 531 and 512 BASEs or LOCATIONS= river div 512 9/69-1/03/70 YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/69-1/70 FROM WHERE = pittsburgh , pa REFFERED By = internet
- Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 02:37:38 (PDT)
Record 1432 I really need to update my information. My e-mail address has changed since I wrote last. My brother was Charles P. Geisert BMC. Charlie was kia on 11-4-69. He was the capt. of the MSR-7. This was his 3rd. tour to Viet Nam. I just visit your web often hoping to find just anyone that knew my brother. He was in the U.S.Navy for 18 years until his death. I have located 2 of the men that were on his Minesweeper. My brother left a wife and three small children. I made a scrapbook for his children from the day he was born until his death as they were too young to remember him. To me, every man & woman who served in Viet Nam are Heroes. Thanks to each one of you!
NAME = Mary Lynn Geisert Welborn <EMAIL = mwelborn[ at ]wf.quik.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSR-7 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 FROM WHERE = Wichita Falls, TX REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 22:01:12 (PDT)
Record 1431 Jane the monkey was my friend.
I put the first porthole in the front of the barge.
I watched the Sea Wolf chopper take a rocket in the nose and helped the big chopper carry it away.
I helped patch the hole where the rocket came through and hit the officers' mess.
I was a HT2. The 50 caliber liquidator was mine.
I've got a lot of pictures I would like to share as soon as I can figure out how to send them. E-mail me!
NAME = Terry W. Stroth <EMAIL = twsamredneck[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM20 and YRBM21 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong River YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 FROM WHERE = Wellston, Ohio REFFERED By = my draft board
- Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 16:58:40 (PDT)
Record 1430 Looking for fellow crewmen!
Email me - I'd like to hear from you.
NAME = Billy Moore <EMAIL = billyandmelody[ at ]peoplepc.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon5 - River Section 513 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sadec YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = Birmingham, Al
- Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 20:15:03 (PDT)
Record 1429 THANK YOU all who went. I joined the navy in 1974, I signed up for river patrol duty,not knowing any thing about it. I was infatuated the idea of fast boats with cool weapons,that was the thoughts of 17 yr old kid. THANKS for your service. honorable dischared, and proud 1980.
NAME = gary barton <EMAIL = tbarton2[ at ]triad.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USN 6th fleet BASEs or LOCATIONS= charlston sc
- Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 09:07:56 (PDT)
Record 1428 Was with NAG in Binh Thuy,then our group moved to SOD,after VC almost wiped out the base, to reastablish the new base up river called New SOD. Their everyone grew up fast! We had our normal patrols,Ambushes and firefights. Being young as most of us were,it only took the sound of an AK,to put us years ahead of our age.There we all grew up fast.I still see the faces of all my friends yet,time has removed a lot of names. But, I want to thank all of those that were there with me,insuring each of us made it home, and for those who can't remember me I was the "nite scope man". May God Bless and Keep Everyone Until We Meet Agian
NAME = Joe R. Brown <EMAIL = CTF212[ at ]Aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG for RPG-65&62 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Song Ong Doc and ATSB on Grand Canal YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Clyo, Ga. REFFERED By = Surfing
- Monday, September 16, 2002 at 00:59:48 (PDT)
Record 1427 I reported aboard the USS Princeton in August of 1966 as an Airman Apprentice (E2). My first tour to Vietnam I was part of the Flight Deck Crew. Second tour in 1968, I was an Air Controller Third Class Petty Officer (E4), working in Primary Flight Control. Discharged in August of 1968. Any shipmates who knew me, please send me an email.
NAME = Kent Schisler <EMAIL = kentschisler[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Princeton (LPH5) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home Port - Long Beach, CA: Overseas Port-Subic Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1968 FROM WHERE = Newport Beach, CA
- Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 21:35:42 (PDT)
Record 1426 I've visited this site many times and there is alot of cool info on this site. I have been researching UDT/SEAL/LDNN operating in Vietnam for the last 9yrs. I'd like to hear from any UDT/SEALs that operated on Sea Float/Solid Anchor. Looking for info and photos to copy for my research. I've documented about 85% of the SEAL Team One platoons in VN. I have a large photo and slide archive, I even have some slides of Golf Plt SEALs putting up barbed wire at Solid Anchor. Any help from former UDT/SEAL team members as well as any LDNN advisors would be greatly appreciated. Any of you guys remember the SEAL Team One "Hero Locker"? One thing I'd really like to get info on is the SEAL hootches on Sea Float, how they were laid out inside and what platoons were in which hootch, etc. Great site. Thanks for your help.
NAME = Mike Rush <EMAIL = spikey1971[ at ]aol.com>
- Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 18:58:17 (PDT)
Record 1425 just changing my data
NAME = Edward Courtright <EMAIL = riverrat047[ at ]cox.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm 16 & yrbm 21 BASEs or LOCATIONS= ben tre YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 /67 to 2 /68 9/69 9/70 FROM WHERE = oceanside, calif
- Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 02:06:31 (PDT)
Record 1424 Arrived 3rd Coastal District HQ,Vung Tau June 65; counted 3 bars and an Aussie Air Force compound. Cat Lo was a one building junk repair base. Spent most of my tour in the Delta after the Rung Sat Zone. Extractions to Vung Tau revealed building of R&R Center and an additional 82 bars by my count. Met an Army Nurse from the 8th Field Hospital, Nha Trang on the plane home and married her.
NAME = Leo (Zak) Zayauskas <EMAIL = zayauskas[ at ]mindspring.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Junk Force Advisor BASEs or LOCATIONS= Divisions 32, 33 & 35 Vung Tau & Co Chien River (Mekong) YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-66 FROM WHERE = Chicago, IL
- Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 20:49:38 (PDT)
Record 1423 Seven of us built a radar base on Con Son Island,a shipfitter and I built a floating dry dock for Swift Boats at Cat Lo,Helped rebuild Dong Tam after charlie blew up the ammo dump,built advaced bases for PBR's At Nha Be for the Swift Boats (bases on floating ammi barges....looking for any guys at Nsa Saigon during 68-69.
NAME = Wilwson Hogg <EMAIL = abstract59[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon BASEs or LOCATIONS= Con Son Island,Cat Lo,Vung Tau,Nha Be,Dong Tam,Saigon YEARs in VIETNAM = Sept,68 -Sept.69 FROM WHERE = Hampton, Va. REFFERED By = Searching the web
- Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 05:11:59 (PDT)
Record 1422 After a year of sea duty on the USS Banner (AGER-1) out of Yokosuka, Japan, I went to dive school in Subic Bay, came out a 2nd Class Diver and was sent to Cam Ranh Bay as the base diver at the repair facility. After a few months, and about 150 dives I was sent to Nha Be as a Mike boat captain running supplies and ammo up the Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong Rivers to the advanced tactical support bases in such exotic places as Go Dau Ha, Moc Hoa, Tay Ninh, and up to the Cambodian border. Also was part of the ill fated Operation Giant Slingshot. Life on the river truly was one of the defining times of my life, as I learned to sleep in the rain, eat c-rations, shoot back at whomever was shooting at us, and generally become a much more aware human being. Sometimes the river was the most peaceful, tranquil, natural spot in the universe. So natural, so unlike civilization. But at other times it became a loud, dangerous, blazing inferno. Everything happening at breakneck speed, but seemingly in visual slow motion. Truthfully, I wouldn't have traded that year for any other year in my life. The excitement, or rather the expectation of excitement was addicting, as well as what I learned about myself during that year. Thanks for the opportunity, and this is truly a great site.
NAME = Richard H. Kirshen <EMAIL = rkirshen[ at ]bellsouth.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike 6's and Mike 8's BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSF Nha Be and NRF Cam Ranh Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Miami Beach, Fla.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 15:52:40 (PDT)
Record 1421 Any old "Cork & Bottle Fleet" Veterans that would like to talk, send an e-mail, especially MSO vets.
NAME = John Drewry <EMAIL = jmmdrewry[ at ]cox-internet.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Illusive MSO 448 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang, Market-Time Patrol, YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1968 FROM WHERE = Harrison, Arkansas REFFERED By = surfing by
- Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 20:50:01 (PDT)
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- Monday, September 09, 2002 at 01:03:12 (PDT)
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- Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 14:22:49 (PDT)
Record 1418 Served on Ferry Landing ramp crew for 3 or four months. BM1 R.H. Work was in charge of ramp. Transfered to YFU 66, the ole Tar Baby for a few months in 1967 before taking her to overhaul in Subic. Came back for 68 fireworks show. Served on LCU 1498 in summer of 68. Went to Subic for overhaul. Saw Work in Subic on one of the overhauls. He had made Chief. Would like to hear from anyone on the 66 or 1498 during this time. Also Robert Shelton of Kilgore TX and ?? Brady of CA were on another boat in the yards in Subic same time as 1498. Would also like to hear from them.
NAME = Leonard McCarty <EMAIL = GEMAC12128[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 66 and LCU 1498 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 - 68 FROM WHERE = Grapevine, TX REFFERED By = Search
- Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 13:13:07 (PDT)
Record 1417 Brings back memories of long nights,busy day patrols,the smell of nukmam, and the gong from the moon people.
NAME = Tommy Wallace <EMAIL = vnpbr[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Sec 532 BASEs or LOCATIONS= My Tho YEARs in VIETNAM = 18 Mos FROM WHERE = Dallas, TX
- Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 14:57:54 (PDT)
Record 1416 A man in Mexico sent me pictures of LCU 1559 the boat is almost underwater...He wants it for construction....The boat is on the west coast of Mexico...I will update and send pictures of now and then...
NAME = Dennis Mazza <EMAIL = wvmountaineer46[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1559 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn Bay, Da Nang, Phan Theit, Phan Rang,QuinNon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67 FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, wv
- Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 01:13:41 (PDT)
Record 1415 I am in a small boat unit in the usmc, where I have 9 riverine assult craft under my charge( A newer version of the PBR) and I was wondering If anyone out there could e-mail me anything on riverine tactics I would greatly appreciate it. and if posable would like to talk to you and find out you experences and problems you encountered on the water...
NAME = Simon Phillips <EMAIL = phillipssj[ at ]earthlink.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Small Craft Co. Riverine Assult Craft BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Lejeune FROM WHERE = San Jose, Cal REFFERED By = surfing the net
- Friday, September 06, 2002 at 20:18:23 (PDT)
Record 1414 came from the USS Isle Royal AD-29 out of Long Beach Ca. I found myself in the shipfittershop amongst a great
group of guys. Some were even Reservests. Wake up call, aboard a week and the RMK house barge got hit. I was
elected to go over and help. WHAT A MESS. But for the most part that year was a great experiance which has
helped me through the years on the job and interacting with people. I'd sure enjoy hearing from some of you old
NAME = gary e hurst sf2 <EMAIL = econonoman62[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm-17 BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam YEARs in VIETNAM = sept 68 to sept 69 FROM WHERE = osceola , in
- Friday, September 06, 2002 at 17:15:05 (PDT)
Record 1413 what did the vietnamese call the seals during the war?
NAME = blake
- Friday, September 06, 2002 at 07:23:13 (PDT)
Record 1412 Served on YFU-63 from 7/67 to 3/68. Was pretty good duty until the last part of Feb. Looking for other sailors who served on u-63.
FROM WHERE = Bogota, Putumayo
- Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 04:00:11 (PDT)
Record 1410 Thanks for your website,it brought back a lot of memories. I'll have to send you a few photos of Chu Lai.I spent one month in Danang and the other 17 in Chu Lai.I was an ET and did repair work on communications gear for some of the fire stations around the base.We were actually on a piece of land called Rosemary Pt. surrounded by the Americal Div.,I'm on the Veterans Committee here where I work and I just happened to be surfing the web when I got lucky and found your site.Keep up the good work.
NAME = Jerry Newman <EMAIL = jjnewman[ at ]peoplepc.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Chu Lai YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = Sylvania, Oh
- Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 10:32:34 (PDT)
Record 1409 12180
NAME = Ronald R. Brand WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL = wildturky69[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BROWN WATER NAVY USS BANAWH BASEs or LOCATIONS= MECONG DELTA YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = TROY, NY REFFERED By = WEB SUFING
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 23:12:45 (PDT)
Record 1408 I know of where Eldon Tozers Medals And Uniform Are
He was my great uncle .
i can be reached by snail mail at 37 andrew st,campbellton N.B, e3n 2b3 canada
NAME = james thompson FROM WHERE = canada, new brunswick
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 17:56:21 (PDT)
Record 1407 I respect What everyone has done for our country. I think that you were all really brave for doing what you did, and i wanted you to know I look up to you for that, and I want to say it had to have taken a lot of courage to do it!
NAME = Samantha Moses <EMAIL = hottie_14_87[ at ]hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 17:26:51 (PDT)
Record 1406 David L Edwards was a guuner on PBR 103. He is my father and I have not had any contact with him in over 15 years. I would love to hear any stories about my father. Any pictures would be great. Thank you.
NAME = Eric Edwards <EMAIL = edwarder_99[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section-Division 531 BASEs or LOCATIONS= PBR 103
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 09:49:08 (PDT)
Record 1405 Does anyone remember the Tanker Sea Raven and what happened to it in Chu Lai early '66?
NAME = Phillip Martin WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = sviolet12[ at ]aol.com(wife's e-mail)> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Marine (1391) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chu Lai('65-'66) Dang('67-'68) YEARs in VIETNAM = '65-'66 & '67-'68
al. REFFERED By = surfing net
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:04:22 (PDT)
Record 1404 Anyone in Chu Lai '66 that remembers the Tanker Sea Raven
and what happened to it?
NAME = Phillip Martin WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = sviolet12[ at ]aol.com (wife's e-mail)> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd Marines-bulk fuel BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chu Lai ('65-'66)-Danang('67-'68) YEARs in VIETNAM = '65-'66 &'67-'68
al. REFFERED By = surfing net
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 19:58:00 (PDT)
Record 1403 I SPENT TWO YEARS ABOARD THE YFR889 AND 890 WE CARRIED SUPPLIES UP THE DELTA FROM SAIGON TOO CAN THO GOT STUCK IN SAIGON DURING TET LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES A FEW FIRE FIGHTS AFEW BEERS SOME GREAT SHIPMATESK
NAME = GEORGE GRAH <EMAIL = kagrah[ at ]shastalink.k12.ca.us> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR 889 890 BASEs or LOCATIONS= MEKONG DELTA YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 AND 1968 FROM WHERE = SYLMAR, CA REFFERED By = JUST SURFING
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 18:48:27 (PDT)
Record 1402 Would like to hear from anyone with 36th Engineers near Vinh Long during 7/1968-12/1969. Try to help me confirm some of the happenings while building roads and airstrips in the Siagon Vinh Long area.
Thanks for any help!
Your sight is very interesting.
NAME = Richrd C. Taylor <EMAIL = 287500[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 36th Engineers BN USARV BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long, YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1970 FROM WHERE = Central, , SC REFFERED By = just surfing
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 08:42:31 (PDT)
Record 1401 Still searching for former members of A,2/12th and E, 1/16th at Ft. Riley, Kansas 1961-1964. To date I have found nine friends from A, 2/12 ,but no luck at all finding members of E,1/16th. Would like to hear from you if we served together. I was Sqd. Ldr. on 106mm R.R. crew. J. F. Cruz...J.T. Pennington...L.R. Watkins...R. L. Price...G. D. Rhoads..D.E. Winters..J.R. Fenton, if your out there ,email me.
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The Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Comm Center Unit/Ship= YRBM 20, NSA SAIGON
YRS= Oct69-Oct70 -
base/location= Chou Doc Bassac River & ATSB Binh Gia, ATSB Rach Soi