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Record 1600 Great site!!! I worked with a small group of photographers. We built a photo lab in one end of the french latrine in Camp Tien Shaw in summer of 66. That was our home base where we did our lab work. Most of the time we out and about.
NAME = Dick Ferneau <EMAIL = ufgt[ at ]worldnet.att.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA photo team BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang & I corps YEARs in VIETNAM = 96 -98 FROM WHERE = Fairfield, Ca REFFERED By = surfing
- Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 11:40:38 (PST)
Record 1599 Gunner on Tango boats at Seafloat and SOD. Would not trade my experiences over there for anything. I volunteered, so can't complain anyway. Very proud I served, with no regrets, but wonder if other guys have had as much run around with VA as I have. Am receiving 20% disability, but after talking with several other guys in different parts of the country, with same medical problems, realize there is a disparity in amount received, depending on what part of the country you live in. Would welcome any comments concerning this.
NAME = GMG-2 Henry McClamrock <EMAIL = hvgofish[ at ]nwinfo.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Tango 3 and 9 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Seafloat and Song Ong Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71 FROM WHERE = Yakima, Wa REFFERED By = browsing
- Friday, November 29, 2002 at 15:54:19 (PST)
Record 1598 GREAT SITE, was looking for anyone that might have served in the RAD 595/153
NAME = Max Pevey GMG2 <EMAIL = maxpevey[ at ]cox.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB-49 (THE PROUD MARY) BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE < TAN ANYEARs in VIETNAM = 6/69 to 6/70 FROM WHERE = Abilene, Texas REFFERED By = surfing
- Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 22:21:51 (PST)
Record 1597 My name is Gerald Johnson, I was the Boat Captain on the A-91-3.Would like to find old friends from the River Division Thank You
BM2 Gerald Johnson (Jerry)
NAME = Gerald Johnson <EMAIL = ogoman2003[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 91, A 91-3, T 91-5 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 to 1970 FROM WHERE = Oakland, Ca REFFERED By = My Daughter
- Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 18:00:19 (PST)
This video documents activities at Dong Tam Base Camp And Shipyard from 1967-1969. Includes excellent aerial views of the camp and shipyard. Ground scenes of various 9th Infantry Division buildings, (headquarters, clubs, riverine boat area, tactical operations center, surgical hospital, etc.)
Dong Tam Base Camp & Shipyard 1967-1969 FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA REFFERED By = web
- Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:09:34 (PST)
Record 1595 My faer is looking for old friends of his, His name is Gerald C. Johnson. He was in the River Assault Division 91, He also told me he had an Alfa boat and a Tango Boat, If anyone rembers please e-mail me back Thanks
NAME = Nick Mott <EMAIL = passingthru[ at ]woh.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nha Be BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = Troy, Ohio
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 21:29:04 (PST)
Record 1593 I WAS AT DONG TAM WHEN THE NAVY AMMO DUMP WAS BLOWN AND THE
NAME = JERRY STERN <EMAIL = jstern[ at ]tompkins-co.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 52ND SIG. BN. BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG TAM W/ 9TH , MY THO W/ ADV.TM.75 &7TH ARVN. YEARs in VIETNAM = '69-'70 FROM WHERE = MOUNDSVILLE, WV REFFERED By = SELF
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 11:46:14 (PST)
I was a DC2, I've been looking for old Shipmates of my two LST's, would love to hear from any of them....it's been a long time. Hope there's still someone out there who remembers the "Ships with Flat tires!"
NAME = Bob Babcock <EMAIL = bnm1[ at ]saber.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST's Stone Cty & Bulloch Cty BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet, Tan My YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 1/2 FROM WHERE = Magalia, CA REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 03:44:54 (PST)
Record 1591 UNCLE WAS WITH SEAL TEAM 2, TOLD ME TO CHECK OUT THIS SITE.
NAME = KIMBERLY COOK <EMAIL = GRAPEALF[ at ]AOL.COM> REFFERED By = RICHARD COOK
- Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 20:44:34 (PST)
Record 1590 In charge all jeep patrols,walked Recon on Monkey&Marble Mtn.Would like to hear from anyone there at that time.
NAME = BEN CHISHOLM SW1 <EMAIL = CHISHOB[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CTS SEC/ INT. BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha Dang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969/1970 FROM WHERE = Monroe, La.
- Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 20:27:16 (PST)
Record 1589 I was a cox'sn on a mike boat, and I know that all of us boat people were unique in the Us Army. The 9th infantry depended on us in the delta, and i am sorry to read that we couldm\n't perform well enough to suit the gyrenes, but hell, the army did all the work anyway, and the marines just took the credit. LOL!
NAME = Gerald Sawyer WEB SITE = www.yahoo.com/clubs/mikeboatsvietnam
<EMAIL = gsaw1[ at ]darientel.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th Medium boat company BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Davies/Cat lai YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67 two tours FROM WHERE = SE , Ga. REFFERED By = Gerry griffith
- Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 09:36:22 (PST)
Record 1588 I happened on to this site and found photos of Rac Soi and it takes me back. I came there in August of 70 and left in sept 71. I didn't remember alot of these but some will never be forgotten like the PBR's at the dock and the bunk house. Althought our division slept in a hooch at the end of the sea wal from the boats, near the fence across the road from the shell station, if I remember right.
NAME = Ron Drinnin <EMAIL = rkdrinnin[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPD58 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rac Soi YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71 FROM WHERE = St louis, Mo
- Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 07:45:45 (PST)
Record 1587 CORRECTED E-MAIL
NAME = JIM SELBY <EMAIL = VNSNIPE[ at ]AOL.COM>
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:20:44 (PST)
Record 1586 RAN BASES LCM'S TO NA BE, SAIGON AND DONG TAM. BROUGHT FIRST ASPB'S IN FROM M.M SHIPS IN HARBOR. REPAIRED IUWG BOATS AND COSDIV 13 SWIFTS.MADE EN2 AND WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF 2ND SHIFT IN BASES ENGINE REPAIR SHOP REBUILDING V-12'S, 6-71'S AND 6121T'S. EVEN PUT IN SOME TIME ON THE FUEL PIER.REMEMBER THE OLD FUEL TANKER WITH NO FRONT END AND A HEMI ENGINE? ANTONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE RPG-7 AND SNIPER ATTACKS ON THE BASE? NICE TO HEAR FROM OTHER SHIPMATES THAT SERVED IN AND AROUND THE AREA!
NAME = JIM SELBY <EMAIL = VNSNIPEaAOL.COM> BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET CAT LO YEARs in VIETNAM = NOV 67/JUL69 FROM WHERE = LAKE VILLA, IL. REFFERED By = JUST SURFED IN
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:10:00 (PST)
Record 1585 Enjoyed viewing your great site! My father
was in the Navy Seabees.
NAME = Kathy WEB SITE = http://redwhiteblue.topcities.com
<EMAIL = kwedvik[ at ]aol.com> FROM WHERE = usa, wa REFFERED By = surfing
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 19:36:32 (PST)
Record 1584 CRUISED THE RIVERS IN SUPPORT OF PBR UNITS 67 68 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER LST AND BROWN WATER SAILORS.... LST.... LARGE SLOW TARGET...
NAME = BOB CASSIDY <EMAIL = RCAS99999[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 854 KEMPER COUNTY BASEs or LOCATIONS= WESTPAC MEKONG DELTA DANANG CHULAI QUAVIET YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68 FROM WHERE = ATTLEBORO, MA. REFFERED By = NEIL MCKENNA PTSD COUNSELOR
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 18:16:58 (PST)
Record 1583 I am really glad I found your site. Looking for a great deal on a Caribbean cruises or a Caribbean Cruise vacations? Check out my site at 4 Caribbean Cruises.
NAME = tony smith WEB SITE = http://www.4caribbean-cruises.com
<EMAIL = tony[ at ]yahoo.com>
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 17:56:08 (PST)
Record 1582 SERVED WITH RIVER ASSAULT SQ. 13 T-131-7:Trying to locate
**Corpman that was critically wounded March 31, 1969 on
T-131-7--firefight was on the Giao Hoa Canal-"rocket alley"
Kien Hoa Province approx. 7km NW of Ben Tre. Our boat took
2 direct B-40 rocket hits, AW fire. I was also wounded.
Haven't been able to find the Corpman for 33years! If anyone knows his name or can help me find him---PLEASE HELP.
I went on to serve with MACV Naval Advisory Group ATF212 and
MACV Naval Advisory Group ATF211 RAID72. If anyone can help in locating the Corpman WIA 3/31/69 e-mail or call 893-4432, P.O. Box 528, Tallahassee, Florida 32302. Thanks!
NAME = BRUCE "MAC" McIVER <EMAIL = raid72macvnag[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Assault Sq. 13-T-131-7, MACV Naval Advisory Group ATF212, ATF211-RAID72 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, Moc Hoa, Go Da Ha, Rach Gia, Vi Than, Nam Can Ca Mau Peninsular-MACV NAG Saigon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Tallahassee, Florida REFFERED By = Self
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 09:11:15 (PST)
Record 1581 JUst looking at your site. I helped build Dong Tam site. Our unit had all of the Bull Dozers with 86th Engineers (ARMY). Had many friends on River boats out of My Tho.
Can't remember names. WE transported a lot of materials to Navy guys from our Airstrip when Dong Tam was not accessable.
NAME = Joe Short <EMAIL = josephshort[ at ]comcast.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 595th Combat Engineer Co BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Viking, My THo YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/68 to 4/69 FROM WHERE = Savannah, GA
- Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 23:23:12 (PST)
Record 1580 My husband died on June 25,2002. I am looking for anyone who would remember Dale. When Dale became sick we started the paperwork for benefits. I am having a really hard time trying to find his navy records that reflect that he was a captian of a PBR boat between 1972 - 1977 and was wounded while on patrol, was taken to Port Smith Naval Hospital in Virginia. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION I CAN GET ON:
Dale F. Patek, Jr. from Willowick, Ohio
Elaine M. Patek
NAME = Widow of Dale F. Patek, Jr. <EMAIL = epatek2923[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mark II PBR boat BASEs or LOCATIONS= not sure YEARs in VIETNAM = 1972-1977 FROM WHERE = Willowick, Ohio
- Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 22:32:36 (PST)
Record 1579 I picked up the Apple 55 in Sasebo, Japan while it was being suited up for Vietnam. Was on watch when we started taking on water and watched as most of the after deck sank under water in the storm we were going through. There were only about a dozen of us on the ship and we worked for two full days to empty out the water and the mess it created in the storage area below decks. Mr. Schantz (our CO) didn't quite believe that I was telling him the truth when I told him we were sinking.
These were pretty memorable years.
NAME = Dick Olson <EMAIL = dickolsn[ at ]us.ibm.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL 55 to YRBM18 YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 1967 to May 1969 FROM WHERE = Manchester, NH
- Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 16:47:46 (PST)
Record 1578 Nice Site, Keep it up!!
NAME = private Krankenversicherung WEB SITE = http://www.qualityinsurance.de
<EMAIL = webmaster7[ at ]qualityinsurance.de> FROM WHERE = Munich, - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 09:46:40 (PST)
Record 1577 Served Brother duty aboard U.S.S. Snohomish county 15 january 1966 until around 10 december 1967.En3 in charge of auxillary engine room. Brother commissaryman, that cooked some recipes, no doubt furnished by the VC. all is forgiven. spent most time transporting rockets and 50 cal. ammo from Da Nang to Chu Lai, with a few short trips near the DMZ.
NAME = Kear, N.R. <EMAIL = dkear[ at ]cox.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S.Snohomish cty (LST 1126) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Chu Lai, Vung Tau, Dong Ha YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/66 to 9/66 & 1/67 to 12 FROM WHERE = Santa Barbara, CA REFFERED By = searching Internet
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 19:42:02 (PST)
Record 1576 Not just a job, an adventure.
NAME = Kear, N.R. <EMAIL = dkear[ at ]cox.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S.Snohomish cty (LST 1126) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Chu Lai, Vung Tau, Dong Ha YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/66 to 9/66 & 1/67 to 12 FROM WHERE = Santa Barbara, CA REFFERED By = searching Internet
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 19:15:09 (PST)
Record 1575 Just surfing around for cruises and found this very informative site Blue Water Cruise Guide for all your travel needs.
NAME = Blue Water Cruise Guide WEB SITE = http://www.bluewatercruiseguide.com
<EMAIL = cruises> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = dont have any BASEs or LOCATIONS= blue water YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 FROM WHERE = here, there REFFERED By = me
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 16:36:24 (PST)
Record 1574 any body from cua viet still around?
NAME = craig e copher <EMAIL = cjcopher[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcm8 870 859 BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang chulai cua viet YEARs in VIETNAM = sept 1966 oct 1967 FROM WHERE = spokane, wa
- Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 15:07:37 (PST)
Record 1573 Great photos of NhaBe. I'll dig up and digitize some old 35mm slides and send them in.
NAME = Pete Fox <EMAIL = pete4fox3[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 543 8/67-1/68; 527 1/68-7/68 NhaBe,MyTho, SaDec BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe, MyTho,SaDec YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/67-7/68 FROM WHERE = Norfolk, VA
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 22:47:34 (PST)
Record 1572 Glad to see so many River Rats! Many memories return as I read these stories. Remember a lot of hard and dirty work, and an old tub of a cranky LST that we could beach ANYWHERE!
Our ship motto "Any Beach in the World".
Best wishes to all fellow VN vets.
NAME = Daniel A. Brown <EMAIL = dbrown[ at ]peedeeworld.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Madera County (LST-905) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mainly in the Mekong Delta, also Da Nang, Cua Viet, etc. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = Savannah, Georgia, NC REFFERED By = surfed- in
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 21:32:41 (PST)
Record 1571 looking for any information about the ship uss lowery my brother was on this ship 1967-1969,i'm needing any contact with anyone that might have been on this ship or knew him he is alive and trying to deal with the memories and is needing some support anything anyone can help me with would be appreciated greatly. he started basic in chicago,then to norfolk,va and sometime shipped out to vietnam and was on the uss lowery is all the info i have discharged in 1969.thank you all for any info or contacts that you could help me with.
NAME = nancy hickman-strong <EMAIL = jstrong[ at ]nltc.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss lowery BASEs or LOCATIONS= coastline vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967,68,69 FROM WHERE = lewisville, in REFFERED By = web surfing
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 21:26:01 (PST)
Record 1570 Remember those who did not make it home & welcome those who did.
NAME = Dennis Willess <EMAIL = DW121070[ at ]flash.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Calvert APA 32 (1965) Cos Div 13 PCF 71,60,55 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo,SaDec YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965,1969-70 FROM WHERE = Henderson, Tx REFFERED By = Return visit
- Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 17:15:13 (PST)
Record 1569 Arrived Dong Tam 7/67 to a sea of mud and a few buildings on Navy side. There were no ASPB's in country so we filled in on Riv Div 91 & 92 Tango boats. All of the 112 Alpha boat crews were sent to Chu Lia to work on Swift boats (same engines and size of a Alpha boat) Returned to Dong Tam in Dec and went to Vung Tau to get our boat. Spent Dec To June 68 operating with Riv Div 112. Spent Spring of 67 at small boat school Mare Island Ca.
NAME = Bill Perry <EMAIL = b1xga8d[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 112 A-112-6 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam, Chu Lia, and ships of Riv Flot 1 YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/67 - 6/68 FROM WHERE = Philly, Pa REFFERED By = MRF Web page
- Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 16:38:30 (PST)
Record 1568 Im 52 now and I remember that year as if it was yesterday. Give me a call. Lets talk about the fun we had.Remember crash? How about twenty feet sir; or How about Where are you going? Strawberry fields forever.
NAME = Mark Foreman <EMAIL = Markfor100[ at ]MSN.Com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule AKL 28 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo, Mekon Delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 4-69 to 4-70 FROM WHERE = Rillton, Pa. REFFERED By = Self
- Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 12:38:30 (PST)
Record 1567 Great Site. Really enjoyed all the pictures. Very interested in any on the guys who served with me from around Oct 69-July 1970. Remember the snake eating the chicken in the officers qtrs. Thanks for the memories.
Kent Sheets, now in Fort Myers, FL SHEETSKENT[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = Kent A. Sheets CYNSN WEB SITE = WWW.COAI.ORG
<EMAIL = SHEETSKENT[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 Communications Group YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Genoa, Ohio REFFERED By = Searching Pictures on Google
- Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 00:15:19 (PST)
Record 1566 I was on the 20 when she was decommishINED. I was transfered to the 21. I was on her when they shot one of our SEA WOLVES all to hell. I built the brass bar rails in the LAST CHANCE SALOON.Jane the monkey was a mean bitch. I RODE the 21 to Vaugn Tau. I THEN got put on the yrbm-17. I left country after 10 months 22 days and 18hrs. Ive got an ass load of picts.
NAME = TERRY STROTH HT-2 WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL = twsamredneck[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 21- YRBM-20 BASEs or LOCATIONS= About 1 mile from Cambodia YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 FROM WHERE = WELLSTON, OHIO REFFERED By = N/A
- Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 20:42:31 (PST)
Record 1565 Arrived in Da Nang August 1968. Went north to Cua Viet for seven months. Ran supplies from Cua Viet to Dong Ha. Remember a guy named Travis Baltrop from Tn and a guy named Shirley from Mo.
Anybody remember my boats? I went back to Saigon in 1992 and 1993.
NAME = Kevin Kelley <EMAIL = kkelley473[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Literage LCM * 857, 913 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968/69 FROM WHERE = League City, TX
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 22:33:31 (PST)
Record 1564 non to tell Uncle Sam let me go home. but I found a cool website today. Hope All goes well for the great USA !
I found him slamming a Pc to day with his stick !
NAME = Inspector Gismo WEB SITE = http://www.mywrecks.com
<EMAIL = gismo[ at ]aol.com> FROM WHERE = Tallahassee, Fl REFFERED By = somebody you know
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 20:05:18 (PST)
Record 1563 I WAS STATIONED ON THE TUT BUT FOR SOME REASON I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT DIVISION I WAS IN.I WAS A SHIPFITTER METAL SECOND CLASS. BUT I SPENT MOST OF MY DUTY TOUR WORKING WITH THE MILITARY POLICE IN VUN TAU. HOPE ALL OLD SHIPMATES ARE WELL AND STAY WELL.WHEN I RETURNED AND FINISHED MY HITCH ,IDECIDED TO SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY.SO ILEFT THE NAVY AS FIRST CLASS SHIPFITTER.SO LONG ALL, FRANK
NAME = ASKEW,FRANKLIN D.(BRYAN) <EMAIL = MTFDB[ at ]MAIL.RHEEMOTE.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= VIETNAM,AN-THOY YEARs in VIETNAM = 68TO 70 FROM WHERE = MILLEDGEVILLE, GA REFFERED By = ME
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 19:45:22 (PST)
Record 1562 Just happeded to come across the web page. Like to hear from anyone out there.
Currently serving in the US Marine Corps Reserve (since 1977).
Does anyone know the name of the operation in March 1970, that earned us the Combat Action Ribbon. I would like to know so as to get my OQR up dated before retirement.
NAME = Anthony L Perez <EMAIL = akoni[ at ]iccas.com or t_rez47[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Iredell County (839) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau YEARs in VIETNAM = Nov 69 Jul 70 FROM WHERE = Whittier, CA
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 14:00:02 (PST)
Record 1561 I know a lot of people know this but for those that don't. If you are looking for someone I have had good success by using www.ussearch.com for location and then going to www.switchboard.com for a phone number. Some times you have to use first initial or just their last name in the city and state. It may pop a relative to help you find them. If they have a unlisted phone number then you have to find a relative. I hope this makes sense, if not please contact me and I will try to help.
NAME = Terry Boone <EMAIL = mtboone> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 90 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qui Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-68 FROM WHERE = Kansas City, MO REFFERED By = Link from Swiftboats.org
- Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 09:55:44 (PST)
Record 1560 From the few storys that I have been able to read since I logged on to this site, their seems to be a different story for each person. Some are looking for friends, others looking for shipmates, or jest people they knew. What hurts me to depth of my soul, is the one's that will never be able to log on, not able to answer a son, or daughters request for anyone who knew their father, or the wife who is still waiting, and hoping that he will come home. I am looking for any of my crew mates that were offloaded from the Epping Forest at DaNang in "65". I had a short contact with Harold Hollenbeck, Boise, ID. Unfortunately at that time I was occupied with staying alive, and I have lost any info. I had on how to contact him or anyone else. I have done some looking on the web for anyone from that time frame. It seems that nothing started in Vietnam until 1966. Now I know their were American troops their before 1966. SO how about some of you "older" vets drop a line or two, so the rest of us older guys can say HI. THANK YOU for this site.
NAME = Wayne Watts <EMAIL = wwatts[ at ]tesoropetroleum.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 / MIUW-11 BASEs or LOCATIONS= lighthouse, base of monkey mt. DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = mar-65/jul-65 FROM WHERE = Ft. Worth, , Tex. REFFERED By = Richard (Sieb) Siebert GMG-3
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:08:20 (PST)
Record 1559 Great site.
NAME = Pete Fox <EMAIL = pete4fox3[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 543, 527, IUWG BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, My Tho (Tet) and Sa Dec YEARs in VIETNAM = June, 67 - June 68 FROM WHERE = Reston, VA
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 04:41:12 (PST)
Record 1558 I served abord the Tutuila from 1969-1971. I was E-3, assigned to deck force. I would love to hear from some shipmates.
NAME = William D. White (Bill) <EMAIL = bilwh9[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Tutuila ARG4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1971 FROM WHERE = Victorville , Ca
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 02:06:21 (PST)
Record 1557 Hi, this is John's granddaughter speaking for him. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that was on his ships during WWII. My grandfather is dying and one of his last minute request was to find out if he could find any old friends or info about his ships and shipmates. He started out as a first class motor machinist and then became first class machinist. If there is anyone who would like to contact him, please email me as soon as possible. Thank you:)
NAME = John Zygmunt <EMAIL = butter69angel[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS LST 390 and USS LST 578 YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 1/2 41-45 FROM WHERE = New Jersey, PA REFFERED By = Johnny
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 23:26:00 (PST)
Record 1556 Served with River Div. 511 in Bravo Patrol, boats # 58 and #59. Boat 58 was claymored in July of 1967 I believe and we lost 4 men that day. If anyone is from 511 around this time I'd appriciate a line or two. Mike
NAME = Michael G. Kurdyla <EMAIL = xlnc221[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Div.511 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy and Garret Cty. YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/67-2/68 FROM WHERE = Howell Twp., N J REFFERED By = Surfing
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 14:54:30 (PST)
Record 1555 My dad recently passed away. He served in Vietnam, he was a "River Rat". I was just looking on your web site for pictures on Veterans' Day. I attended the parade in downtown Orlando, FL on October 9, 2002. My mother was in the parade in his place. It has been a sad weekend for us all. We all miss him very much.
NAME = Pam LeClerc <EMAIL = mleclerc[ at ]cfl.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 10:17:53 (PST)
Record 1554 Happy Veterans Day. You all deserve to have a good one. A day to honor and remember. A day to pray for peace.
NAME = ron cook <EMAIL = ron[ at ]desnews.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi, danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = slc, utah
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 05:57:22 (PST)
Record 1553 Chief engineer on LCU1482 running supplies and ammo to Dong Ha, Hue, etc. Was on Bridge Ramp the night they mined a boat next to us. Also was in the convoy that was in transit out of the perfume river when the sixth boat hit a trip mine. Killed all but the dog that was the boat pet. Remember one night I was on conn watch, heading north at sea with radar down as usual and almost got run down by BB-62, she was running darken ship and the signalman flashed me just in time for me to go hard port to keep from getting run down. Scared the hell out of me and my throttleman.
NAME = Lynn Brock <EMAIL = lbrock[ at ]satx.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1482 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Literage, Danang RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun68-Jul69 FROM WHERE = San Antonio, TX
- Monday, November 11, 2002 at 01:00:36 (PST)
Record 1552 Was Team Leader MAT 149 on the Hwy to the Cement Plant then on MAT 44 in the middle of the U Minh. Always wondered what Navy unit was stationed at Kien An? These poor SOB's didn't get to go to Rach Gia or even get Hot Navy food. Any body know who they were?
NAME = John Michael Lacey <EMAIL = mlacey1046[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Advisory TM 55 ( Army) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Gia, Kien An, Tin Dao, U Minh YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-72 FROM WHERE = New Kensington , PA REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 19:13:30 (PST)
Record 1551 The Moving Wall is here in Jacksonville this weekend. I finally had a chance to see the wall and when I saw John and Tom's names on it, it was as if an arrow had pierced my heart. It was a long time in coming to be able to say "Good Bye" (about 32 years late) but I can now put that to rest. I have often wanted to be able to do that but the opportunity never came up. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks guys and keep up the good work on the web page.
NAME = Bruce Lindsay <EMAIL = bclindsay[ at ]directvinternet.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD Sa Dec, Nha Be, Binh Thuy, ATSB SOD YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970, 1971, 1972 FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, FL formerly from Dover, NH, FL/NH
- Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 16:16:46 (PST)
Record 1550 I forgot in my plee to tell you my dad's name. William (Bill) Curry, Jr. I believe he left Nam as a master chief, but I could be wrong.
Thank you again for any help you can give.
NAME = cindi curry <EMAIL = mcs_hawley[ at ]msn.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = ? - 1971 FROM WHERE = denver, co
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 21:18:53 (PST)
Record 1549 Iwas Attached to the Delta AR9 in 69 which sat in Vung Tau harbor repairing the shot up river boats. Was later assigned to the Chicago CG 11 cruising the tonkin gulf.Finished last 8 months of duty in country at Naval Air Station Da Nang
NAME = Don Wenz <EMAIL = itiwenz[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Delta AR 9 USS Chicago CG11 YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = Brunswick, Ohio
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 21:03:50 (PST)
Record 1548 I don't know much about my dad's time in nam, he won't talk about it, with good reason I know. His name is William (Bill) Curry, Jr. I do know he was on a river boat that went up river to pick up guys. His boat was blown up and the captain of the boat in front of his told his crew to turn around (against military orders)to look for survivers. They made one pass only and grabed for life jackets. My dad was the only person ( I believe) that survived. I don't have anymore info. Would like ALOT more. God bless you all and thank you, for all you have done for our freedom. This web page is wonderful. It makes what we, your children, have all been told real, by giving us a glimps into what you had to live, and die, through.
NAME = cindi curry <EMAIL = mcs_hawley[ at ]msn.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = ? - 1971 FROM WHERE = denver, co REFFERED By = a friend
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 20:56:45 (PST)
Record 1547 I don't know much about my dad's time in nam, he won't talk about it, with good reason I know. I do know he was on a river boat that went up river to pick up guys. His boat was blown up and the captain of the boat in front of his told his crew to turn around (against military orders)to look for survivers. They made one pass only and grabed for life jackets. My dad was the only person ( I believe) that survived. I don't have anymore info. Would like ALOT more. God bless you all and thank you, for all you have done for our freedom. This web page is wonderful. It makes what we, your children, have all been told real, by giving us a glimps into what you had to live, and die, through.
NAME = cindi curry <EMAIL = mcs_hawley[ at ]msn.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = ? - 1971 FROM WHERE = denver, co REFFERED By = a friend
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 20:54:24 (PST)
Record 1546 I was there that fateful night and lost two buddies. Took a long time to find a page dedicated to the base ad SOD. Never saw the new base. Saw what it looks like this last May - Not at all like I remembered. The whole country is booming now and the population growth down in the IV Corps area is phenomenal. This was my fourth trip back, but the first where I really travelled and saw the old villes.
NAME = Bruce Lindsay <EMAIL = bclindsay[ at ]directvinternet.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Sa Dec, ATSB Song Ong Doc, NSAD Nha Be, NSAD Binh Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1972 FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, FL
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 12:06:58 (PST)
Record 1545 1965 USS mullaney dd528 gun fire support
1966 USS New Londen County LST 1066 Ran supplies to nam the kind that made large holed in the ground !!
1967 USS Mark AKL 12 supporting PBR Bases and trying to stay in one piece for the wife and children; thank god we did !! retired July 9 1975 AMEN
NAME = Ruil Douglas U S Navy Retired <EMAIL = swtjj.countryfox[ at ]verizon.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= sigon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-66-67 FROM WHERE = New Orleans, La REFFERED By = self
- Friday, November 08, 2002 at 21:26:50 (PST)
Record 1544 Kent,
I was totally surprised and impressed at all the work that has been put into this website. Congratulations! I have hundreds of photos taken during my tour aboard the 20. At the moment, all my slides are packed and stored. In the near future I will dig them out and begin scanning all my slides to disc. One event which I captured on film was the infamous "Soccer" match between the YRBM 20 gang and the town of Chau Doc. Does anyone remember the second match? Anyway, I will endeavor to stay in touch and plan on contacting Jeff Stillman, Ray Longaker, Greg Wilkey, Mike Snidow, Mike Ayriss and John Purlee. I would definitely drop everything if and when a reunion is scheduled. Cheers, Greg Ford
NAME = Greg Ford (EM2) <EMAIL = mouselips[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 20 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Qui Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = August 1968 to January 19 FROM WHERE = Flint, Michigan
- Friday, November 08, 2002 at 14:01:23 (PST)
Record 1543 I was on Sea Float and Solid Anchor.I have a problem recalling part of my tour.I remember a PT boat skipper named Williams who I went out with once or twice.I was an ET-3 and stood radio watches and labor.I think the thing I remember most was avoiding sending patrols and Black Ponies into areas we were told had prisoners in.As veterans day nears I think about my time in country more and more.
NAME = Alonzo Williams <EMAIL = william_l[ at ]fairfield-city.k12.oh.us> YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 70-71 FROM WHERE = Maryville, tenn
- Friday, November 08, 2002 at 07:09:00 (PST)
Record 1542 I was stationed at Dong Tam in the Naval Advisor Compound that we shared with the Seals. I was the MARS operator during 70-71. I was there when we closed down the advisor compound and moved to CaMau. I later moved to Saigon and worked the MARS station there.
NAME = Henry Barber WEB SITE = http://myweb.cableone.net/barber/
<EMAIL = hbarber[ at ]cableone.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisor Group Radioman BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam Advisor Compound YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Port Lavaca, Texas
- Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 10:15:06 (PST)
Record 1541 HEY BILL GRAY, IN REFERENCE TO MESSAGE YOU POSTED ON NOVEMBER 05, 2002. I TRIED CONTACTING YOU BUT MY E-MAIL WAS RETURENED AS 'UNDELIVERABLE.' CONTACT ME FOR INFO ABOUT USS TUTUILA'S REUNIONS.
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
- Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 05:47:25 (PST)
Record 1540 were you there..........onye olu.oooooooooo!!
stay clear !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mugo.mugo.express way.
very educative...chears web master.was there for 8yrs
NAME = umuibe setuakagi <EMAIL = setuakagi_mugo[ at ]togo.net.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= viatnam
- Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 21:40:47 (PST)
Record 1539 Cool page! úB
NAME = Private Krankenversicherung WEB SITE = http://www.private-krankenversicherung-links.de
<EMAIL = info[ at ]private-krankeversicherung-links.nspm.de> FROM WHERE = Frankfurt, - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 21:05:37 (PST)
Record 1538 i served on the tutuila from norfork to vung tau 66-67. i worked in the machine shop as an m.r. i have been looking for a few shipmates like steve martineck, kurt wickershamand nick muth. i remember don herr! has there been any talk of a reunion that i`ve missed ?
NAME = bill gray <EMAIL = captianbilly30044[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss tutuila arg-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= an thoi vung tao YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 FROM WHERE = atlanta, ga REFFERED By = surfing
- Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 19:23:11 (PST)
Record 1537 Served in river sec. 511 in Bravo patrol at Binh Thuy and the Garret cty. would like to correspond with other guys from 511
NAME = Michael G. 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 Twp., NJ REFFERED By = pbe-fva
- Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 15:58:32 (PST)
Record 1536 This is a plea for help: First there was an input in the CLAIMS section of OUR "VFW Mag" Nov 2002 issue that read as follows: Naval Facility (Cam Rahn Bay), late 1968-early 1969--Seeking any info on sailor who was killed by shrapnel while on river boat patrol near Cahm Rahn and taken to naval facility hospital at Cam Rahn---CONTACT Jerry E> Perdue, Rte 1, Box 138, Petroleum, WV 26161; perduewestval[ at ]aol.com.
Second: I myself am seeking names of anyother witness to the accident of F-4 which in late 1968 or early '69 stalled one morning in prep to taking off for missions. Burst into flames piolts died trying to eject firefighter lost life also while suspended from cherry picker boom of his truck while dumping foam. PLEASE CONTACT ME airforce[ at ]localnet.com or airforce1948[ at ]yahoo.com or write David Randall, 9060 Gross RD, Cuba NY 14727-9704.
NAME = David Randall <EMAIL = airforce1948[ at ]localnet.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 483rd CAMS BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn Bay RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968, 1969 FROM WHERE = Cuba, NY REFFERED By = James Healy
- Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 10:01:59 (PST)
Record 1535 As a helicopter pilot, I flew support for you guys along with the Seawolves in 1969. Boy could you guys drink!
NAME = MIKE HALEY <EMAIL = outlaw13[ at ]webtv.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
- Monday, November 04, 2002 at 13:11:11 (PST)
Record 1534 #TheLastFirebase…is an IRC channel on DALnet that I have opened for vets of the Nam war, Gulf War, military retired, and all the military operations since that time frame.….. IRC allows people to exchange text messages in real time with other vets, these channels are controlled by military vets.…..me and other veterans are already there, we ask that you linkup and talk with us…..I was in the 1st MarDiv during the Nam war , 82nd Airborne and 20th SFG during peace time military….retired Army in 89.………..hooha …….Take Care Brother……Mason
If you don’t understand IRC check out this web page, it will help…… http://www.mirc.com/irc.html
NAME = Mason <EMAIL = SumGavAll[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Marines G Co 2/7 & L Co 3/5 also 2&4th CAG 3rd MAF BASEs or LOCATIONS= LZ Ross.....Happy Valley......DMZ........I Corps YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
- Monday, November 04, 2002 at 11:29:07 (PST)
Record 1533 Enjoyed your Home Page, many days and nights spent on the Mekong with the 9th Army Division Personnel. The Mobile Riverine Force was a force to contend with. My hat is off to all the assault boats I had tied up alongside. We did our best to support you guys, especially with beer call on the Army pontoons alongside. (Not a Navy vessel, so no drinking did not apply.) Hope we kept boat crews and Army guys happy with a few good things, like berthing and
Chow. You were all a good bunch to be with in that war.
My hat is off to all of you. Thanks for the memories. C.W.Lynch, LCDR, USN(Ret).
NAME = Bill Lynch <EMAIL = cwlynch[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = OINC APL-26 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long, Dong Tam, Mekong Delta in General YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach, VA, VA REFFERED By = Surfing in
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 22:50:18 (PST)
Record 1532 Was with RPD62 at Song Ong Doc, and Phouc Xuyen. Looking for En3 John W. Bunn, or anyone else who served with me.Also looking for Joe Colish, who was with me at Mare Island.Glad to see everyone made it home.
NAME = Charles Carter WEB SITE = http://hawley.hispeed.com/guestbook
<EMAIL = RPD62[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPD62 BASEs or LOCATIONS= song ong doc / phouc xuyen / kien ahn YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72 FROM WHERE = Wilmington, De REFFERED By = Johnny Caughran
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 18:05:01 (PST)
I still don't have the whole thing together.
NAME = R.W. Augenstein Jr EN-3 <EMAIL = rwaug[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-17 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967,68,69. FROM WHERE = Williams, AZ REFFERED By = Found on the computer
- Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 15:55:10 (PST)
Record 1530 Great site! I hope everyone is doing well. Few people know that there some Army guys that went at Mare Island and then went to Nam and patrolled. I'd like to here from another Army pal.
NAME = Tom Wright <EMAIL = wwright[ at ]us.ibm.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Army MP BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70 FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA REFFERED By = Surfed
- Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 23:19:04 (PST)
Record 1529 Would like to hear from anybody in River Section 525 from Aug. 67 to March 68 and anyone in River Section 574 from March 68 to April 69.
NAME = Jerry W. Miller <EMAIL = n_miller[ at ]webtv.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = section 525 and 574 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ving Long, Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug.67 to March 69 FROM WHERE = Cutler, Il.
- Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 14:29:16 (PST)
Record 1528 I enjoyed the site and it brought back many memories and times. I have Super 8, color movies of some of our stop overs at YRBM 16 when we brought PBR-69 in for repairs from Tra Cu in Feb 69.
Thanks, Bob Stanton
NAME = Robert Stanton <EMAIL = notnats6[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Div 592 and 532 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Na Be and Tra Cu YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69 FROM WHERE = Devine, , TX REFFERED By = Brown Water Log
- Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 11:05:56 (PST)
Record 1527 Earl & I were married when he was in Viet Nam, all the stories I've heard over the years makes me seem as if I was there also, this is a good web site I've enjoyed browsing. My reason for searching-- our son is a new Sailor and wants info. on PBR's and Black Beret's. It seems the new Navy knows very little of PBR's and the Black Beret's. The Navy's special forces that risk their lives daily who faught their battles on small water ways, he needs proof,I can now give him this web site, It's Great Proof that you exist. My husband served with Chief Monzingo along with alot of other great and proud men of the USN--thanks men! Thank You for allowing me to live free in this great nation of the USA----Forever Grateful----I was a Navy daughter, wife, and now a Mom, what a great privilege and honor.
NAME = wife of GMG3 Earl Hoelscher WEB SITE = surfing
<EMAIL = earl.hoelscher[ at ]sbcglobal.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Riv. Div. 593 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
- Friday, November 01, 2002 at 23:48:03 (PST)
Record 1526 I remember several rocket attacks hitting the base and mines that were found. One in particular was being disarmed when it exploded killing several people and wounding several others. I also remember when an RVN monitor type boat rammed one of our MSB's, forcing it ashore around Ho Chi Min corner, she was stripped on the beach and eventually towed back to base. Have to look for some pics I might have laying around here!
Drop me a line if you remember any of these things!
NAME = Gary Mullenhoff <EMAIL = linkster[ at ]cyberjunkie.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB's YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67 FROM WHERE = Portland, OR
- Friday, November 01, 2002 at 11:35:47 (PST)
Record 1525 Looking for old friends and new ones who served.
NAME = Jim Bohenko <EMAIL = jbplastics[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Task force 212, RPG 65, PBR'S BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chou Doc- Vinh Te Canal YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Hartford, CT REFFERED By = Web Search
- Friday, November 01, 2002 at 10:34:48 (PST)
Record 1524 I was Cat Lo pier crew, engine shop and Mike-8 (LCM740) engineer from May '69 to Dec '70. Would like to hear from anyone from anyone who was in Cat Lo during that time. I have visited this site many times and really enjoy it. I have posted here before but have changed email address. Please contact me at melneef[ at ]frontiernet.net
NAME = Mel Neef <EMAIL = melneef[ at ]frontiernet> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/69-12/70 FROM WHERE = Harpers Ferry, WV REFFERED By = Returning visitor
- Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 20:41:27 (PST)
Record 1523 My husband was a Coxswain mate on the USS Lenewee in 1963-64. I am looking for anyone who might have known him, or knew if the Lenewee transported Marine troops to the shore durng December or January of that year. I need this information for a VA claim, since David passed away in June from Lung Cancer and mets to the brain from the lung cancer. He was only 55. My claim involves agent orange, and they have requested proof that he was 'in country' in the Rebublic of Vietnam, for an reason, no matter how brief the stay. I am to provide some proof that he was on the ground during the war. He had told me that he transported Marines to the shore, but I need some proof of this. If anyone has any information please Email me. Thank you. Shirley deMello
NAME = Mrs. David DeMello <EMAIL = sdemello87[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Lenewee BASEs or LOCATIONS= San Diego YEARs in VIETNAM = 1963-64 FROM WHERE = Abilene, TX
- Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 22:58:22 (PST)
Record 1522 A number of things told by various people at this site don't exactly jibe with how it was before, during, and after the mining of the YRBM-16, but it was a long time ago. I was the ship repair officer at the time, and my repair crew fought the resulting fire with P-250s flown to us, along with Div 522 boats pumping foam through the propulsion pumps into the hole in the side. My crew recovered the PBR crewmen's remains, which were buried at sea, Read River. We fought the fire for about 27 hours before we got it under control and out. Pappy Flowers was my POIC of the engine room. I have thought of him many times and have been to the WALL to see his name.
NAME = K.K. McClure CWO3 (Mr Mac) <EMAIL = plankowner[ at ]terryhome.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16, Garret Cty, Jennings Cty BASEs or LOCATIONS= Several in the Mekong River and out on the West Coast of VN YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68, 70-71, 72-73 FROM WHERE = Spokane, WA REFFERED By = found site from PBR page
- Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 19:17:27 (PST)
Record 1521 Out of Saigon I went all over II,III,IV Corps to inspect my Seabee crews at all of the Navy bases.My Seabees built an Ammi-pontoon drydock in Dong Tam without the instructions!!When it would not sink I had to calculate how much ballast it would take to sink it.After adding water to two mid.end tanks it worked!!!Later I got the directions!!!I went by truck,Helo,or plane to all the bases.Before The Big TET offensive the mil.could not carry weapons except when we went outside Saigon!!That soon changed when the mil. could not defend themselves!!They realized we were in a war!!Luckily I and a det.of Seabees were sent to Nha Be to show that the Navy was moving out of Saigon!!We took care of bldgs, docks, boat-ramps,drinking water,power,plumbing etc.(http://)
NAME = Raymond C. Smith CDR USNR-R WEB SITE = myhomeengineer.com
<EMAIL = dadddio[ at ]earthlink.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT Saigon BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon & Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun67-Jun68 FROM WHERE = McKinney , TX REFFERED By = Just checkling NSA web
- Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:52:30 (PST)
Record 1520 Looking for anyone that served on YFU 55 or 66 from October 1967 through October 1968. I know the the 55 was sunk on the Perfume river after it got back from Subic. After Vietnam I went to a ammo ship out of Mayport, Fl. I now work for the Corps of Engineers and Own a Commercial Diving Company on the Ohio River.
NAME = Jerry Long <EMAIL = mdsjerry[ at ]dragg.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-55 and YFU-66 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = Ashland, Ky
- Monday, October 28, 2002 at 00:57:16 (PST)
Record 1519 I worked in the supply warehouse as an SK3 and would like to communicate with others that was on the base, before, during or after 1966-1967. I often look at the memorial book on COSTAL DIVISION 15 and wonder about those I served with. Carl Clapp, O'Gorman, O'Gara, Conlin and many others. To James A Shafran, your e-mail address is incorrect. Please, anyone from Qui Nhon, contact me. Gene
NAME = Gene H. Foster <EMAIL = genelibralib[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity, COASTAL DIV, 15 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qui Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967 FROM WHERE = Reno, NV REFFERED By = Happened across this wonderful site.
- Monday, October 28, 2002 at 00:38:24 (PST)
Record 1518 Great web site. Hello to Bumpass. I served on boat 020, along with Chief Underwood, GMG2 Brown, and EN2 Kiewell.
NAME = Milton P. O'Neal <EMAIL = racingdanger20[ at ]aol> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Strike Assualt Boat Squadron 20 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Grand Canal and Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/69-10/70 FROM WHERE = Pineville, LA
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 19:41:35 (PST)
Record 1517 With Captain Christensen's encouragement, we put together a band and provided the entertainment for the crew and occassionally some army outpost.
NAME = rollie C. Salonga <EMAIL = rolliesalonga[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila BASEs or LOCATIONS= AN THOI & VUNG TAU YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969 FROM WHERE = PASADENA, CA
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 16:52:49 (PST)
Record 1516 hello to all the fellows i served with on the apl 55, in south viet nam, anthoi, and keep in touch, especially interested in raymond "fool"flora, and barry bisogni, from pa/thanks, hope everyone has good luck in their lives, and i offer nothing but the best/thanks
NAME = thomas wyskowski <EMAIL = thomaswyskowski[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = apl 55 BASEs or LOCATIONS= an thoi, south viet nam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70 FROM WHERE = new jersey, nj REFFERED By = self
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 13:56:23 (PST)
Record 1515 ISDS was the swimmer zapper unit attached to the YRBM 21 for about 5 months. we were a top secret unit. So we all kept a very low profile. the night the 21 was hit with recoiles rockets we fired at the site of the firing before the helos scrapped the area with mini guns. I remember being hit with hot casings from the helos. that was one scary night.
NAME = David J. Vicknair GMG3 WEB SITE = www.vnvbuilders.com
<EMAIL = vicknvnv[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ISDS Improved Swimmer Defense Syestem (zappers) BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM 21 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71 FROM WHERE = Kenner (New Orleans), La.
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 20:04:28 (PDT)
Record 1514 good site work at the divers den to do everthing underwater from Chulai to Cau Viet
NAME = Donald Whitecotton <EMAIL = twamontg[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = divers den BASEs or LOCATIONS= SCRF DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 2yrs FROM WHERE = Houston , Texas
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 20:01:20 (PDT)
Record 1513 Very good webpage you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors.
You Are also --> WELCOME <-- To Visit My Webpage as well and have BIG fun...
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 10:55:40 (PDT)
Record 1512 Worked ambushes along the Song Saigon river w/ PBR's and Ski boats. sat on the shore for support fire while PBR stopped sampans that were low in the water. We had one GI fell asleep and rolled off the bow deck of a PBR. He drowned before they could fish him out. I wasn't on the boat but my buddy told me about it.
NAME = William Rice <EMAIL = berice[ at ]fortunehitech.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st Inf Div 2/28th, 3rd brigade BASEs or LOCATIONS= FSB Mahone YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Leavenworth, IN REFFERED By = lemery.com
- Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:01:49 (PDT)
Record 1511 Would really like to have a shoulder patch and plaque for myself. Misplaced my originals somewhere.
NAME = CLEIGHTON ADAMS <EMAIL = adamscp[ at ]phnsy.navy.mil> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-1 the River Boat Queen BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong River YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 FROM WHERE = Nanakuli, HI
- Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:22:42 (PDT)
Record 1510 Dear Sir, I just wanted to say Bless you and the many other men who served during that time of history. I am a Navy brat, my beloved father served during WW2, Korea and Viet Nam, he retired in 1969. But I can remeber him taking us to the airport to welcome some of his men home. My husband served in Denang ( Army ) and my brother in-law was at hamburger hill. Stay safe and healthy. Respectfully,
Judy I Johnson
NAME = Judy I. Johnson <EMAIL = micmac[ at ]vermontel.net>
- Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 18:41:18 (PDT)
Record 1509 looking for anyone from gun div.
NAME = gary price <EMAIL = prcgj22[ at ]voyager.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss collecton apb 36 BASEs or LOCATIONS= dongtam mekong river YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/67 to10/68mi
- Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 12:39:53 (PDT)
Record 1508 I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS OR ANYONE WHO SERVED
ON THE YF 866 WE MOSTY CARRIED AMMO AND BEER UP AND DOWN
THE MEKON ALSO PULLED BARGES WITH PBR TRAILERS I WAS SAD
TO LEARN THE NAVY TOWED HER OUT AND SANK HER AS A TARGET
BOAT LOTS OF GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES BOAT AND CREW SEEMED
TO FALL APART ABOUT SAME TIME BUT STILL BEST FRIENDS I EVER
HAD AND MISS THEM ALL HAVE LOTS OF PICTURES OF CREW AND BOAT
PLUS BASES AND OTHER BOATS AT NHA BE IF ANYONE NEEDS OR WANTS COPYS WELCOME HOME BROS THE GOVERNOR
NAME = MIKE WALLACE ''GOVERNOR'' <EMAIL = BULLITTFLHS[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YF 866 KODIAK BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET NHA BE FROM WHERE = SANTA FE, TX REFFERED By = V V A
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 22:17:15 (PDT)
Record 1507 Everytime I take my boat out on the Mississippi River, I think of my tour aboard the YRBM-16 and what a crazy time that was. In one of my most recent recollections, I remembered back on one of my mike-boat watches, all three of us aboard the boat fell asleep at the same time. The officer of the deck had to fire several shots to wake us up before we hit the YRBM-16. As I cruise the Mississippi River, I remember the sampans and debri floating in the water, the smell of nokmon fermenting, and the constant sound of grenades. To this date, I have no desire to travel abroad, the good old USA is where I want to stay.
NAME = Kent C. Smith "Smitty" <EMAIL = kcarlsmi[ at ]charter.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bassoc River / Chou Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = 08/68 - 08/69 FROM WHERE = St. Charles, MO REFFERED By = Stumbled upon website!
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 13:49:43 (PDT)
Record 1506 psyop operations from river boats, jeeps, helecopter, single engine plane, lived in Chau Doc in a French fort built in 1882, being in the Navy, stayed at a makeshift Army medic center in the French fort, spent alot of time cruising the rivers
NAME = tom markeson <EMAIL = tmarkeson[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = beach jumper unit one BASEs or LOCATIONS= chau doc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 11:57:55 (PDT)
Record 1505 like to hear from anyone who served on kodiak yf866 vietnam
NAME = mike wallace "governor" <EMAIL = bullittflhs[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = kodiak yf866 BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha beone FROM WHERE = santa fe, texlike
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 01:28:27 (PDT)
Record 1504 chau doc psyops
NAME = tom markeson <EMAIL = tmarkeson[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = bju1 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 FROM WHERE = 1970 chau doc, - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 23:24:18 (PDT)
Record 1503 Would like to say WELCOME HOME.
Would like to hear from old friends who made it through hell. I was wounded by rocket attack on May 25,69 and sent Stateside and later discharged. Have some pictures of buddies but I can't remember names. Also remember a YFU hitting mine on Qua Viet river that we had to spend several nights on and would like to get that YFU number. Would also like to know what ever happened after I was medivac out.
NAME = David Elliott <EMAIL = dpelliott[ at ]in-tch.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base Security BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD Qua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69 FROM WHERE = Missoula, MT
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 18:24:21 (PDT)
Record 1502 Looking for anyone who can fill me in on what happened after May 1969. I was wounded May 25 and medivac to Stateside. Tour was to end Nov 1969. Would like to hear from old buddies and what ever happened to them.
NAME = David Elliott <EMAIL = dpelliott[ at ]in-tch.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base Security BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD Cua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69 FROM WHERE = Missoula, MT
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 18:02:52 (PDT)
Record 1501 Haven't had much time to go through the site but looks pretty interesting. Haven't seen anything on the JENNINGS COUNTY. I also served in Siagon at the Naval Advistory Group Staff from 1965-1967. Looking to get in contact with old shipmates. Bernie
NAME = Bernie Brendt, YNCM (Ret) <EMAIL = bbrendt[ at ]btconnect.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS JENNINGS COUNTY (LST 846) YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
- Friday, October 18, 2002 at 11:17:11 (PDT)
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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