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Record 1700 Hi Kent, Don't know if my first message came thru or not,so I'll try again.I was with the first group to go through training back in 1965. Arrived at Ton Sun Nut, then went to CatLo. Iwas there till I left country in 67. Just going over your site brings back memories.I was the forward gunner while serving on the boats.It has been awhile since my last entry.Glad the site is there,I,ll be in touch from time to time.
NAME = Frank Foster WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = Rivron5[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR.s 543 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1967 FROM WHERE = Schaumburg, ILL.
Record 1699 I served on PBR's and various other Naval SpecWar craft from '85-'92, Persian gulf, Panama and S. America. Great site. Hope we carried on your heritage and served you all as proudly as you served us.
Record 1698 My husband, Christopher Lee Cook, born Oct 13, 1945, is missing. He suffers from PTSD and his last episode was severe enough for him to run out of his own home with nothing to his name. We were married in July, 2002 and had been together for 3 years, both of us very happy. We didn't fight, get drunk, do drugs. We lived a simple, quiet existence. The last 6 months before he left it had actually gotten reclusive. This is very personal information and I am only sharing this in order to find this man. He may be on the streets or in a shelter. He may have a job and be your new neighbor...he may be dead. I will never rest until I know FROM HIM that he is OK and wants to be alone, because in the state he was in when he left I will always worry. That is all I want from Chris, nothing more if that is all he has to give. How good of a wife would I be to see my wonderful husband running down the street with nothing and not go looking for him? If your mother had alzheimer's and ran away would you just get another one? I love Chris in a mature and sincere way as my husband and as hard as it is for some people to get, NO, PEOPLE AREN'T JUST INTERCHANGABLE! On that note, however, if he wants to be away from me, I'm not ever going to be the type to hold anyone back or down. If anyone knows him or any suggestions on how to find him, email me at coriginals[ at ]hotmail.com, please. Thank you, Cindie Cook
NAME = Cindie Cook <EMAIL = coriginals[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS FORRESTAL and other various aircraft carriers BASEs or LOCATIONS= all over YEARs in VIETNAM = 4 FROM WHERE = Santa Monica, CA
Record 1697 I served with the Seabees building the "new" river patrol base at the mouth of the Cua Viet River in the Spring of 1970. Upon completion, we then tore the old base down (Camp Kistler) and withdrew to convert Camp Tien Sha over to the Vietnamese Navy. Visit us at the Vietnam Era Seabees site (http://vnes.50megs.com) or contact the leader of the NSA DaNang Veteran's Assn. (Jerrry Hubbs) at gghubbs[ at ]msn.com. By the way, NSA DaNang is having a mini-reunion Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2003 in Hampton, VA. Go to the TET '68, Inc. website for registration form (www.tet68.org).
NAME = David Schill BU3 WEB SITE = http://vnes.50megs.com
<EMAIL = DWSchill[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CBMU-301 Det. Cua Viet & CBMU-302 NAVCAT-1 DaNang BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Cua Viet & NSA DaNang (Tien Sha) YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 & 1971 FROM WHERE = Moorestown, NJ REFFERED By = NSA DaNang Veteran's Assn.
Record 1695 I REMEMBER JAN 68 - VC TRIED TO BLOW US UP AND DID SO IF YOU BELIEVE HANIO HANNAH. I DID LOVE THE TONK GAMES ON MESS DECKS IN THE EVEING, WISH I COULD REMEMBER THE TWO BLACK GUYS WHO HELPED ME RUN THE BOOKS ON THE GAMES, ONE WAS A COOK E3, THE OTHER GUY I THINK WAS A MM OR BT, ON WELL IF ANY OF YOU ARE OUT THERE AND REMEMBER THE CRAZY LAUNDRY MAN E3 LIPSCOMB, SOUTHERN BOY.
NAME = Steve D. Lipscomb <EMAIL = ConculSir[ at ]wmconnect.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS HARNNETT CTY LST 821 BASEs or LOCATIONS= MEKONG DELTA/67-68 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 FROM WHERE = THE WORLD, FL REFFERED By = SELF
Record 1694 We were training Vietnamese sailors to man PBR,S and PCF,S. i\dI would like to here from any of my fellow instructors.
NAME = Vic Penton <EMAIL = vpenton16[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Small Boat Combat School BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968=69 FROM WHERE = Sherman, Texas
Record 1693 SPENT 3 YRS IN THAT COUNTRY ,WITH THE BEST GROUP OF FREINDS THAT ANY MAN COULD ASK FOR. I TRUSTED MY LIFE WITH THEM ,MORE THAN I wish to now, the way we go from petty conflicks today. Freinds meant something special back then. may god bless you and your loved ones who waited for your safe return. there is many that wasn,t as lucky as we was OR ARE THEY PEACE
NAME = Wayne Mathis UNITs SHIPs BOATs = seal bases, taking them on there missions on PBRs BASEs or LOCATIONS= DA NANG MEKONG DELTA CAMBODIA AN MORE YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1972 FROM WHERE = TAMPA , FL REFFERED By = FREINDS OF DECEASED COMRADS
Record 1692 Arrived during tet offensive '68. Was forward gunner on PBR119, RivDiv 594. Time has caused my memory to fade but remember boat captain BM1 Speakman. This site has brought incredible memories rushing back into my head. Wow. Keep up the good work.
NAME = Tom Carnes <EMAIL = RPMTCC[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River division 594 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nah Bay, Ta Ninh YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/68-12/69 FROM WHERE = Medford, Or REFFERED By = Surfed by
Record 1691 I would like to hear from my crew. There names are Bill Halpin LTJG, James Kendall Qm2, Vance ALquist BM3,Clarles FlorenceGMG3.I pray you all got home safe. The Navy Army DOC's did a good job fixings my knee from that claymore. I got to stay in and retire in 1984.If anybody knows any of these men please contact me at e-mail scen40[ at ]hotmail.com
NAME = Don Harvell WEB SITE = NA
<EMAIL = SCEN40[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF'S ? BASEs or LOCATIONS= CATLO & ANTOIE(sp) YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/69-8/69 FROM WHERE = Milton, FL. REFFERED By = USS Davidson web page
Record 1690 I was part of the rescue force that saved the clarke county
Record 1689 E-mail correction from post 1639. Sin Loi!
Note: Record 1639 corrected
The lone Webmaster
NAME = Fred Dick <EMAIL = schooner.prodigalson[ at ]verizon.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 113 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Kien An, Fire base 33 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = Barrington, RI REFFERED By = Surfed in
Record 1688 I was with Det 8 when we were on the LST.. Then we moved to Rach Gia and we based where the Seals and SeaBees were living. The Seals called me Tee Tee... I will remember the times and most faces but, for the names? that is hard. To all of you, WELCOME HOME! AND MAY LIFE TREAT YOU WELL..
Mike Tee Tee Fargher
NAME = Mike Fargher <EMAIL = mikefargher[ at ]skyride.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 SEAWOLFS BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Na Bay, Det 2, Rach Gia. Det 8 YEARs in VIETNAM = 69/70 FROM WHERE = The Dalles, OR REFFERED By = A Bro Seawolf
Record 1687 Dropped in looking for a good picture of a 1466 class LCU in profile. A dozen years on those dust pans, and no good pictures!
Record 1686 Excellent web-site. Very informative and somebody who knows the real in's and out's pretty much to perfection. Keep up the excellent work - you are somebody that I would call a "real" professional. - Stefen Finanzierung
Record 1685 I was there but I don't remember much. Memories are now faint and faces are blank.
NAME = Fred Pascucci <EMAIL = Fred>Pascucci[ at ]nv.ngb.army.mil> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Fleet Air Support Unit (FASU) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Reno, NV REFFERED By = Surfing the web
Record 1684 very good and intresting page, brings back a lot of memories good and bad
NAME = Anthony Bailey <EMAIL = arbailey3[ at ]cox.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= nam can advisor at the mortor pits YEARs in VIETNAM = 70/71 FROM WHERE = pensacola, fl.
Record 1683 GREAT WEBSITE, BRINGS BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES.I WAS ON BOARD
THE ARMY VESSEL()AV1356) CLIVE STEELE, AUSTRALIAN ARMY LANDING SHIP MEDIUM. MET A LOT OF AMERICAN BOAT PEOPLE WHICH WERE BASICALLY BEACHED AND LIVING ON THEIR CRAFT AT VUNGTAU BEACH. OUR VESSEL CARRIED STORES AND EQUIPMENT UP TO BARIAVIA CAT-LO,SAIGON NAVAL BASE, DA-NANG, CAM RAN BAY.
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE INCIDENT AT CAT-LO APPROX 8 AUG 66 WHEN OUR SHIP JOINED IN THE 'FIRE POWER DEMONSTRATION FOR SENATOR CABOT LODGE, WE WERE UNINVITED, WERE QUIETLY TOLD TO
"PISS OFF". WHAT A DAY!!!
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN THAT FIRE POWER DEMO.
NAME = COLIN W SYMONS WEB SITE = not applicable
<EMAIL = taploc[ at ]myplace.net.au> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 32 SMALL SHIP SQN /ROYAL AUST ENGINEERS (LSM) BASEs or LOCATIONS= BEACH AT VUNGTAU YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 FROM WHERE = PERTH, AUSTRALIA, REFFERED By = SURFING THE NET
Record 1682 would like to get intouch with anyone left to see how they are donig now i am now 100% disable from a b-40 rocket going off between my legs in Nov.1969
NAME = James C Brown WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = jbrown35[ at ]columbus.rr.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river divison 534 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 & 1969 FROM WHERE = columbus, ohio REFFERED By = my doctor
Record 1681 Looking for acquaintance; Seal Team 1, Mike S.(?), E-4 or E-5 who might have been KIA on Bold Dragon VIII, TF-115, Phu Quoc Island, 2 week assignment in support of this operation.
I was on lst-1166 and USS Weiss (APD-125) assited w/support besides 2 cobra gun ships and we provided naval gunfire for Navy Seal Teams until 7 November 1968. Also the Coastal Surveillance Force conducted operation Bold Dragon VIII would like to know if, in fact Mike S., was KIA or what happened to him and if he has been deceased, where is the interened [ at ]? Mike S. was from either Roseburg or Grants Pass, Oregon. He was discharging from Navy after op,s and I was going home on leave enroute to USS ~~~~~~~ (LPD-8) as a
Machinery Repairman (E-4), MR3. Mike and I were planning a steelheading trip in southern Oregon after things "were said & done." I spoke to Mike [ at ] mid rats before going on #1 engine room watch and they were redeading for "search & destroy". His squad leader said that night either "who's turn is it to dive" or "who's turn is it to die", I can't remember exactly what was said. I talked to Mike because things were bothering me and maybe him. The next morning after the ops another seal said "he didn't make It" after I said where is Mike [ at ]. We were supposed to exchange phone #s and addresses that following morning. Maybe I am obcessed or preoccupied with this happening but would like to make a closure on this deatail, because I felt partly responsible for his demise, that I may have distracted him before his duties? Washtenaw departed Vung Tau before this ops. and officers said that we were headed for R&R to Austrailia. The 2 cobra's also supplied gun fire and one sunk itself because of poor visibility and the low profile of 1166 for their return landing on the main deck. Is there any Seals out there, from Team 1, who can remember this ops? They (Seals) shoved off with 2 silent, high speed attack boats and thats all I can remember about helping to engage the Seals.
Thanks for letting submit the query.
NAME = Dick Graeff <EMAIL = ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Washtenaw Cty. (LST-1166) BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam, my tho, can tho, Cambodia,etc., all over south viet-nam deltas YEARs in VIETNAM = '67-'68 FROM WHERE = Covington, WA. REFFERED By = Al Moore
Record 1680 Looking for crew members of PCF 93 from early 1968 ,early 1969.Three men I remember are Lt. Mike Brown, Gunner's Mate, Mark Nagy, BM, Dan Starks. I was the RD on PCF 93.
I was wounded February 2, 1969 on the Cou Lan River heading towards Nam Can City. Anyone knowing their whereabouts, please contact me.
NAME = Marvin Sedlachek <EMAIL = sedlacheks[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 93 BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi Viet Nam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 - 2/2/1969 FROM WHERE = Oshkosh, WI REFFERED By = Searching The Internet
Record 1679 worked with coast guard and swift boats. early 1965 also took in spoters searched junks and took in s. vietnam miltary after dark . Didn't think to much of them for I felt they lacked the BALL'S....went from CAN to base and then to filling in on crews that ran on the rivers . In 1966 was sent to Subic Bay to regun 5in38's on CANS that projectiles where going off in their muzzles . Worked in operation Peace Keeper searching junks...
NAME = van hardesty <EMAIL = van[ at ]osprey.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dang Nang[ worked out of Dang Nang] YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965and 1966
Record 1678 Great Web Site! Looking for others from River Section 543 or similar times and locations
NAME = William Horton <EMAIL = bhorton[ at ]ameritech.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 543 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be - Cua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968 FROM WHERE = Cleveland, Ohio
Record 1677 I served as PBR 114 Gunners Mate in River Section 543 from early 1967 at Nha Be until April 1968 when we were transfered as a section to Cua Viet. I left country late Oct. 1968. I have many photos and such that I can submit once they are sutable for up load.
NAME = William Horton (Bill) <EMAIL = bhorton[ at ]ameritech.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 543 later River Division 543 PBR 114 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be then Cua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = Cleveland, Ohio
Record 1676 looking for some old friends
NAME = Morris holland <EMAIL = Mmh381[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = supply BASEs or LOCATIONS= seafloat/solidanchor Nha be YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 FROM WHERE = Summerfield, Fl
Record 1675 You're right this sight will take you back. Thanks for all your hard work.
NAME = Rex Landau <EMAIL = rexlan[ at ]sunflower.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Bexar (APA-237) USS COCONINO CTY (LST-603) USS OUTAGAMIE CTY ( LST-1073) YEARs in VIETNAM = 67,68,69,70 FROM WHERE = Lawrence, Kansas
Record 1674 Webmaster,
I would like to modify a post I entered in 1998, and change my email address on it so I can hear from shipmates. Can I send you these modifications? I have recently confirmed some dates I need to change..
NOTE: To update guestbook entries please email me at khawley[ at ]elite.net
Please include the Record Number with the info to update
The Lone Webmaster: Kent Hawley CYN3 YRBM 20
Record 1673 ARRIVED IN COUNTRY FEB. 67 DEPARTED SEPT.68.WAS ON LCPL'S PICKETS AND SKIMMERS JUST A SEAMAN ENDED UP WITH AKA 56 USS ARNEB EAST COAST BM3 STAYED ON BOATS ALL THE TIME.LOOKING FOR LARRY THURBER HE WENT TO A RESERVE TIN CAN OUT OF NEW ORLEANS.MARKET TIME, GAME WARDEN,AND STABLE DOOR.
NAME = BILL URBAN <EMAIL = whistle[ at ]pldi.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG1 UNIT 1 BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LO YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = WAYNOKA, OK REFFERED By = JUST LUCK
Record 1672 first of all, my englisch is not well :-)) sorry.
I was in Ha Tien July-Dez.1969. Working as nurse in the swiss medical team. I remeber many hard working and even many nice hours in Ha Tien. Since many years i am back in Switzerland, in thun. Today only i foud this interessting
page from Ha Tien.
Record 1671 Looking for guys who sailed the Caddo or Iredell Cty.
NAME = Wayne Brinton <EMAIL = wayne.brinton[ at ]district196.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Caddo Parish, LST515/Iredell County, 839, ComLanShipRon II BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969/70 FROM WHERE = Burnsville, MN
Record 1670 WARREN WESTPHAL WAS MY BOAT CAPT.
NAME = ANTHONY ( TONY ) PASQUALETTI <EMAIL = ka7wdstony[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river sec. 523/572 - BOAT 145 BASEs or LOCATIONS= VINH LONG YEARs in VIETNAM = SEPT.67 TO SEPT.68 FROM WHERE = GRANTS PASS, OR.
Record 1669 Graduated from NIOTC Class 13-69, arrived at Nha Be in Jan 70. Was assinged as a crewman on A-44 (GMG1 Jervis) for a couple of weeks...later assigned to A-58 (GMG2 Jack Kitchura's boat). Around halfway through my tour, was transferred to RAD 152 and hooked up with the boat and crew at Da Nang. T-6 was BM1 Getty's boat, and we traveled south to Song Ong Doc. After leaving the Navy in Jan 1973, I went to college on GI Bill, entered Army ROTC and I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 1999. I look back on my time as a River Rat as possibly the finest period of my military career. Oh yeah, anyone else remember "Nobber Lil's" place in beautiful, downtown Nha Be?
Note: My time on T-6 was in RAD 152 vice 153. Obviously, there were only A boats in RAD 153 aka "The Delta Destroyers".
Best to all my Brothers in Arms...
NAME = Mike Spight <EMAIL = spightmg[ at ]bv.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RAD 153 (A-44 and A-58), RAD 153 (T-6) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Tuyen Nahn (sp?), Tra Cu, Song Ong Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 70-Jan 71 FROM WHERE = Leavenworth, KS REFFERED By = Surfed on in...
Record 1668 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE THAT WAS ON THE GARRETT COUNTY
NAME = LYLE (ARNIE) ARNOLD <EMAIL = VANHELEN55[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS GARRETT COUNTY LST 786 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DELTA YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1968 FROM WHERE = ANAHEIM, CA
Record 1667 I arrived at Danang Air Base at 7:30 P.M., on 29 June, 1966. I served at the Naval Communications Center at the White Elephant until June of 1967, I then extended for 6 months and received 30 days free leave. I returned in July of 1967 and went up to N.S.A.D. Cua-Viet, where I served in the Communications bunker. C.T.F. Clearwater (T.F. 115) needed communicators to ride P.B.R.'s so I was assigned to P.B.R.'s in October of 1967 and rode the Cua-Viet river every other night until I extended another 6 months and went home for Christmas 1967. I returned to Cua-Viet and P.B.R.'s in January 1968, and stayed with them (including TET-68), until I went home again in August of 1968 because I extended again for 6 months. I went home and returned in September 1968, and stayed with TF-115 (P.B.R.'S) until I left Viet-Nam at 12:30 P.M., on the 23rd of March, 1969. I had just returned from night patrol on the morning of the 21st and climbed on the roof of the Comm. bunker when YFU-62 was blown up by a remote detonated 700 lb mine as it pulled away from the concrete ramp and made its swing up river to go to Dona-Ha ramp with 105 mm. rounds.
NAME = Mike RICE RMCS USN RET. UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N.S.A. DANANG, N.S.A.D CUA-VIET, TF CLEARWATER BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG, DONG-HA, CUA-VIET YEARs in VIETNAM = JUN-66 TO MAR-69 FROM WHERE = SAN BERNARDINO, CA REFFERED By = FOUND WEB SITE
Record 1666 My step father,Donald Stueven,served over thirty years in the navy.Alot of those were on PBR's,in both Vietnam and C ambodia.At the time I was perhaps 6-8 years old.President Nixon at the time was denying any U.S. involvment in Cambodia.
I have MUCH respect for Don,and for all the he has been through and,and done.
It is a matter of historical interest that you could please link me up with anything about U.S. route 101(Dons boat?).
Record 1665 First LST in 1968 to move with the 117 inland to view the Cambodia mountains. In spite of all things, I met and became aquainted with many river rats.
God bless them all. WELCOME BROTHERS!!!!!
Steve Keller BM2
NAME = Steven J. Keller <EMAIL = stekel1212[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Whitfield County LST 1169 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta Region YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 years FROM WHERE = Independence, MO
Record 1664 I went to Nam aboard the USS PRINCETON LPH-5 as part of the Marine Aviation Detachment,(Sailors in Green), In 1961 and 62 we took Detachments of Air America helicopters over to Nam. We were operating out of Subic Bay, PI and were moored alongside Cubi Point NAS. We on loaded H-19's, UH 34's Kaman huskies, (Widow Makers), and even a few Cessna L-19A "Birddogs". We had Pilots from the various services aboard and on the way over to where we did not know, the hanger crews painted out all the US insignia on the aircraft. Then early one morning we went to General Quarters and Flight Quarters and prepared to launch the aircraft. We were shocked when the pilots and crew came out to man their planes in "civvies". The 1mc announced that we were off the coast of South Vietnam and we sent our birds away while the USS Coral Sea flew air cover for us. Then we skedattled back to Subic. With instructions not to mention the incident for twenty years...times up!
The USS Princeton Veterans Association is looking for shipmates who served aboard her in any capacity, whether as crew, in a squadron or just TAD. Go to the Princeton Website and join up! We are over 350 strong and growing. Our next reunion will be in Norfolk, VA in 2004.
God Bless you Vets!
NAME = Ron Hoak WEB SITE = ussprinceton.org
<EMAIL = srhoak[ at ]shaw.ca> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS PRINCETON LPH-5 YEARs in VIETNAM = 61-63
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 18:03:02 (CST)
Record 1663 I was a 2nd class radioman sent to YRBM 16 in Nov. 70. About three months later we towed her to Cat-Lo and turned her over to the Vietnamese. I was transfered to Dong-Tam for the rest of my tour. You can post my name and email address. I am looking for a guy named Dennis Fuchs who was stationed with me in Dong Tam. He was living Phoenix at one time.
NAME = Rick Dean <EMAIL = scidean[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16 70-71 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG TAM 1971 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = ORANGE, TX REFFERED By = Searching Web
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 13:55:53 (CST)
Record 1662 I was the medical advisor for our advisory team and we were stationed on a small outpost about eight miles from the Mekong river. The small village that was near by was Tram Chim. The PBRS stopped at our outpost every evening to get info and location of our ambush patrols. This Navy men were were very brave and gung-ho. I will always remember the things that they used to bring us from their big boat that was on the Mekong river. They would bring us T-bone steaks and beer, I will always remember them for their kindness and bravery. We would move every 3 months to a new location and one time the Navy moved us on one of their tango boats.I just want to say thank you to those guys and welcome home.
NAME = jesse tamayo WEB SITE = jessetamayo63[ at ]yahoo.com
<EMAIL = jessetamayo63[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mobil advisory team 32 us army BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tram Chin Kien Phoung Province Mekong Delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969 FROM WHERE = victoria, tx REFFERED By = surfing the web
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 13:55:04 (CST)
Record 1661 I was a 2nd class radioman sent to YRBM 16 in Nov. 70. About three months later we towed her to Cat-Lo and turned her over to the Vietnamese. I was transfered to Dong-Tam for the rest of my tour. You can post my name and email address.
NAME = Rick Dean <EMAIL = scidean[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16 70-71 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG TAM 1971 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71 FROM WHERE = ORANGE, TX REFFERED By = Searching Web
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 13:23:39 (CST)
Record 1660 Just looking around, great site. I would really to here from other 512 rats.
NAME = Jim Mason <EMAIL = jlmason[ at ]pacifier.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv-Div 512 RPG 55,56,57 BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM 20, VINH GIA , BINH THUY YEARs in VIETNAM = Dec 69-Dec 70 FROM WHERE = Bay City, Oregon REFFERED By = Yahoo
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 12:32:20 (CST)
Record 1659 I was YNSN assigned to MSTS Vung Tau. I drove the Battle Gear Boat. We supplied merchant vessels with helmets and flak jackets for their river transit. We liasoned with merchant vessels. We also off-loaded what we wanted via U.S. Mail bags. We partied with the Australians and the U.S. Army. Several LSTs visited our beach and we hosted some great cookouts.
We were attacked on 16 OCT 69 with 122mm rockets. KIA was LCDR Paul E. Wall. Wounded was SK3 Art Huntington and BM1 (Ican't remember his name.) Also several other KIA and wounded that morning. Never the same after that. I was medivaced to 93rd Evac in Long Bing and eventually assigned to MSTS Office is Saigon (light duty) for remainder of tour.
We were small, so small, and nobody ever remembers us. Oh woe!
"It's a great life if you don't weaken" (SK3 Huntington)
NAME = Paul J. Ryan <EMAIL = paulryan2tulsa[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSTSOV Vung Tau BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau LST Beach YEARs in VIETNAM = May 69-May 70 FROM WHERE = Tulsa, OK REFFERED By = one long ongoing search
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 01:59:44 (CST)
Record 1658 James Lesniak from Detroit MI. posted Dec. 10, '02 looking to see if anyone from snoopy patrol/Riv Div 153 was still around. Well, you found one, anyhow. Tried to reply to e-mail addy AmEagle[ at ]m-33access.com but it wasn't happening. Wondering if you're the same Jim Lesniak from NIOTC class 3-69 (?) Feb. 69 to May 69 and in country May '69 to May'70. Used to hang in the hootch in Nha Be w/the painted ceiling & listen to Blind Faith?
NAME = Eric Tallberg WEB SITE = None
<EMAIL = edtallberg[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB (Alpha) 55- RivDiv 153 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Tuy Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Amesbury, MA REFFERED By = Surfed on in
- Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 17:20:39 (CST)
Record 1657 Greetings, I served at NSA Danang Dec 67- Jan 69. Lived at Camp Tien Sha & worked at Deep water piers. Would enjoy contact anyone who was in those places.Perhaps locate old buddies from those days. I was a Store Keeper working on hatch teams & piers.
Ron Raymond SK3
NAME = Ron Raymond WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = Ron3r[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lst 1156 65-67 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69 FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
- Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10:59:58 (CST)
Record 1656 My hats off to all who served and gave their lives for our country.
Record 1655 looking for roadrunners - Randy Scott was listed with an
e-mail address, but it did not work - so how about a hand?
I travelled around fixing radio teletypes just about everywhere in II, III, and IV corps areas. We still
NAME = Thomas Cooke <EMAIL = tom.cooke[ at ]yvmh.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Chipola NSA Saigon (Nha Be) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Radioman Roadrunner YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-70 FROM WHERE = San Jose, CA REFFERED By = randy scott
- Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 15:20:36 (CST)
Record 1654 Seeking randy scott - his e-mail was tigger.grrr[ at ]verizon.net
but doesn't work now.
NAME = Thomas Cooke <EMAIL = tom.cooke[ at ]yvmh.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Chipola and NSA Saigon BASEs or LOCATIONS= Radioman Roadrunner YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-70 FROM WHERE = San Jose, CA REFFERED By = Randy Scott
- Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 15:07:12 (CST)
Record 1653 ARRIVED IN VINH LONG 3/67 FOR A ONE YEAR TOUR. WORKED AS A ELECTRICIAN AT THE PIER THEN WENT TO THE VILLE. I HAVE A FEW PICTURES OF MY STAY AND A FEW OF THE GUYS. I RAN ACCROSS STONE CS1 AT THE VA IN PORTLAND OREGON. I DON'T REMEMBER A WHOLE BUNCH OF NAME FROM THAT TIME OF LIFE. I REMEMBER JACK STOLENBERG, SMITTY THE ELECTRICIAN, EM2 LOPPER FROM ASHLAND OREGON, DENNIS CURRY, EM2 HARRIS, PN3 GONZALAS. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE VINH LONG GROUP.
NAME = BUD EVEREST <EMAIL = BUDS_BACKFLOW[ at ]MSN.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BOAT SUPPORT 5013 BASEs or LOCATIONS= VINH LONG YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/67-3/68 FROM WHERE = TILLAMOOK , OR
- Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 13:07:39 (CST)
Record 1652 Very nice and informative site.
Merry Christmas and Happy Newyear.
Regards Joop SubVet
Record 1651 WHAT AN OUTSTANDING WEB SIGHT,WHAT MEMORIES.
NAME = JIMMIE (RED) DALTON <EMAIL = JMDALTON[ at ]APEX.NET> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVDIV 592/RPG 56 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE,GO DAU HA,,VINT TE CANEL. YEARs in VIETNAM = 15 AUG 68- 15 AUG 69 FROM WHERE = SOUTH FULTON, TN REFFERED By = SURFED IN
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 17:50:19 (CST)
Record 1650 To all of you...the warmest Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The stories that you all tell bring back such vivid memories and emotional thoughts. That place changed all of us in one way or the other. I had my first Nam dream without any bad things happening in it the other night. Maybe all of the demons are finally gone.
I would wish this for all of you...."Welcome Home and may God bless"
NAME = Tom Werth <EMAIL = twerth[ at ]dreamscape.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Satyr ARL-23, USS Luzerne CTY LST-902, USS Regulus AF_57 BASEs or LOCATIONS= All of the Delta and coastal waters YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = Syracuse, NY REFFERED By = Regular visitor
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 08:53:55 (CST)
Record 1649 According to declassified records from US Army Environmental
Support Group, Wash. D.C. and my personal memory would like to find out what happened to Team 1, Navy Seal by the name of Mike S? who didn't make it back on Operation Bold Dragon VIII, TF-115, Phu Quoc Island from 26 Oct. 1968 to 7 Nov. 1968 back to my ship-1166. The nite before Seals departed he
and I talked about going steeleheading in Grants Pass or Medford, oregon where he was from; Mike(?)told me we would exchange phone #'s & addresses the next morning. The next morning one of his team members said "he didn't make it." I would like to know if Mike S. (?) was KIA, MIA or what and if so where is he interned at? I've been thinking about his demise for years and would like to visit his grave site if in the USA. He was E4 or E5, discharging from Navy and I was going to be reassigned to USS Dubuque (LPD-8). The night in ? was shortly after mid-rats, w/Seal leader saying
"Who was going to die tonite" or "Who was going to dive tonite." I got tired of hearing "it" and he & I asked each other where we were from and talked about fishing. MYSTERY.
NAME = Richard R. (Dick) Graeff; MR3 <EMAIL = graeffrr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home Port: Yokosuka, Japan also Dong Tam, My Tho, etc. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 to 1970,in &out. FROM WHERE = PO Box 8031, Covington, WA. 98042 REFFERED By = surfing the mrfa site, looking for a Seal
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 05:07:01 (CST)
Record 1648 This is a the best site for all us vetnam vets,I am still looking for ship mates from lst 525 and BSU1
to you a merry christmas and Happy New Year
NAME = Frank Wojciechowski <EMAIL = wojo12922[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lst 525 uss caroline county,BSU1 BASEs or LOCATIONS= vinh long,Guam,most of vetnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 1968 FROM WHERE = Buffalo, ny
- Monday, December 23, 2002 at 23:37:29 (CST)
Record 1647 Wonderfull website: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Just came back home from a tour of duty in Kosovo with my Belgian Infantry Batallion.
Warm Regards from Belgium
Record 1646 I was at camp tenshaw from Oct.66 to TET of 68 I went to country with Rex Wipf and have been tyrying to locate him and haven"t had any luck I worked security and the main gate
left there and spent the rest of the time in the mediterainen and carribean thanks it been a PLEASURE
NAME = Roy Chase <EMAIL = rojud02[ at ]aol.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= nsa camp tehshaw YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67-68 FROM WHERE = springfield , or REFFERED By = Bill Ray
- Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 22:44:08 (CST)
Record 1645 Vietnam War Records www.war-records.com users are encouraged to register as a Vietnam War Web Watcher. Once registered, they will receive LOST & FOUND e-alert's - an e-mail message containing the text of the Vietnam War LOST & FOUNDS to any e-mail account they specify. Vietnam War Records Web Watchers may unsubscribe at any time.
Record 1644 Was with a small,little known division of assault boats called STABS,there were only 20 boats and operated off the USS Benawah.We occasionally transported the SEALs 'cause they liked our speed.
NAME = Gary R Bennett <EMAIL = granpadirt[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Strike Assault Boats BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam,Grand Canal,Phouc Xuyen(sp.?),Cambodia YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 FROM WHERE = Santa Clarita, Ca
- Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 10:10:41 (CST)
Record 1643 I was a GMGSN with NSA. We rode the mike boats around the dredges and dodged the mortars during February, 1968.
NAME = Gordon Hillesland <EMAIL = dongtamnsa67[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 06-67 to 06-68 FROM WHERE = Portland, OR REFFERED By = surfed in
- Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 01:44:05 (CST)
Record 1642 Robert William Zerby
St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
E-mail: doctorzerby[ at ]military.com
1970 = 67th OCC Quantico, Mike Co TBS Quantico.
1971 = Plt.Cmdr 1st Marine Division, DaNang Vietnam, Hill 327, Hill 55
I'm searching for a Mr.Tree formerly of DaNang 1970-71 and Luang PraBang Laos 1975.
E-mail: doctorzerby[ at ]military.com
NAME = Robert Zerby (Capt USMC-1970-74) <EMAIL = doctorzerby[ at ]military.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st Marine Division, DaNang Vietnam 1971 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hill 327, Hill 55 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-72
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 11:21:18 (CST)
Record 1641 Peace and Victory is good. We honour our dead and our living and those of our former enemies.
Long live the SRV.
NAME = Nguyen Van Tin <EMAIL = stavros[ at ]bigpond.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PLA - various marine and on-shore units BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minhville YEARs in VIETNAM = 47 FROM WHERE = SRV & Qld (Aust), SRV - Qld (Aust) REFFERED By = -
- Friday, December 20, 2002 at 01:02:35 (CST)
Record 1640 Looking for george joplin or any crew member from pcf-3.When is the next reunion for swift boats?
NAME = dennis spranger <EMAIL = daspranger[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 3 BASEs or LOCATIONS= an thoi YEARs in VIETNAM = 67- 68 FROM WHERE = racine, wi REFFERED By = self
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 21:44:48 (CST)
Record 1639 Viet Nam was probably the most interesting years of my life. The guys in my unit were the standard by which I've measured the people I meet now. Dedicated and brave(or crazy)that was a great bunch of people. "Hand picked mothers" for sure!
NAME = Fred Dick (ETN-3) <EMAIL = schooner.prodigalson[ at ]verizon.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 113 MSRs MSDs BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Kien An, Fire base 33 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70 -71 FROM WHERE = Barrington, RI REFFERED By = Surfed in.
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 16:01:55 (CST)
Record 1638 CAME ABOARD THE '20' IN JULY OF 1970 AND LEFT THRE AROUND DECEMBER, WAS TRANSFERED TO LSB NA BE WHERE I FINISHED OUT MY TOUR. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT WAS THERE ON THE '20' AT THAT TIME.
NAME = CLIFFORD HILLIKER WEB SITE = NONE
<EMAIL = BUTCHIE129NTN[ at ]YAHOO.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-20 BASEs or LOCATIONS= CHAU DOC YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971 FROM WHERE = KNOXVILLE, TN REFFERED By = LARRY REEVES
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 14:55:41 (CST)
Record 1637 I have some photos and such of TSN and Saigon
NAME = Ralph Purcell <EMAIL = ralphrefunds[ at ]aol.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Son Nhut YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68-69 FROM WHERE = Long Beach , Calif
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 14:29:04 (CST)
Record 1636 You have a great web. It brought back a lot of memories.I'm a plank owner of Hal3 Seawolves Det9 aboard the 21. You guys were a great crew!!! I stayed on the 20 once in a while when we were waiting for the "Shit Hooks" To pick up our shot up planes on the 21.I think the 21 had a better cook!!!! Good luck and keep up this great web..........
NAME = Joe Versace <EMAIL = HAL3DET9[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL3 Seawolves Det9- YRBM 21 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mecong River And The Whole Delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 69--70 FROM WHERE = Wappingers Falls, N.Y. REFFERED By = Seawolf web page..
- Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 18:29:38 (CST)
Record 1635 You have a very unique and interesting site, thanks for sharing with us all your talents. I enjoyed my visit. Greetings from - - 'Peter Tierversicherung'.
FROM WHERE = New York, NY
- Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 14:24:36 (CST)
Record 1633 You boat people kept us busy. You did a great job. I remember your area south of Rach Gia well but didn't remember your hootch looking so pretty.
NAME = Gary Henning <EMAIL = ghenning[ at ]jewellinstruments.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Hal-3 seawolves BASEs or LOCATIONS= Det 8 Rach Gia Det 6 Garrett Cty and Phu Lou/? YEARs in VIETNAM = 70/71 FROM WHERE = Lostant, Illinois REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 12:20:31 (CST)
Record 1632 Repaired radio and radars on swift boat at Cat Lo
adn Bien Thuy in 1967-1969
NAME = Paul Bishop <EMAIL = ppbishop[ at ]msn.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bien Thuy Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 17:48:15 (CST)
Record 1631 Popped in from Nha Trang which was hot at the time(vc)
An interesting place but always feared of being overrun
NAME = piper,ronald r <EMAIL = kc1vm[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG Radioman BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Port Kent, NY
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 12:17:36 (CST)
Record 1630 I AM LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES FROM BOTH SHIPS.
NAME = RICHARD PERRY <EMAIL = PERRYVILLE[ at ]DAV.NET> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = WASHOE COUNTY LST1165 NOV.68-OCT.70 WESTCHESTER COUNTY LST1167 OCT.70-OCT. 71 BASEs or LOCATIONS= YOKOUSKA JAPAN YEARs in VIETNAM = NOV.68- OCT.71 FROM WHERE = WACO , TEXAS
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 10:25:43 (CST)
Record 1629 I was OinC of MST2 Det B and recall being stationed at Ben Luc about 18 clicks south of Saigon. We had an LCPL, 2 LSSCs and 2 Boston Whalers & supported SEAL Team Ops. If any other BSU/MST or Seal Team members have pix or info from this era I am interested in collecting info for a scrapbook.
NAME = Bob Koehler <EMAIL = bobjeank[ at ]attbi.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BSU 1 - MST 2 - Det B BASEs or LOCATIONS= BhinThuy, Ben Luc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 & 1969 FROM WHERE = Cypress, CA
- Monday, December 16, 2002 at 20:18:53 (CST)
Record 1628 Great to see this website. It seems most veterans of the Nam war never heard of Vinh Long. Nestled near the big river and bordered by a canal there was plenty of water for you Brown Water guys. I was with MACV US Army. Arrived just before Xmas of 69 and left just before Xmas of 70. I remember the Invasion of Cambodia, Mortar attacks, downtown Vinh Long restaurants, open markets etc. How many remember the Cement Block used to zero in our M14s yes M14s didnt get an M16 till halfway through my tour. I drove several suppply runs to Can-Tho, SocTrang and Sadec. That brown river ran fast use to watch big trees and other debris race down the river. How about the monsoons being 4' above sea level everything stayed knee deep in water for weeks. Oh and you guys kept a watch on VC island for us good job. Remember the old Cocola (French) factory and the orphanage and MACV compound left side on the way into town. So many memories.....to share drop me a line.
timelegend[ at ]hotmail.com
Shep Welcome Home
Record 1627 To Londra below (it is a down to earth site), I couldnít agree more. I work in Los Angeles and there is a plastic surgeon
in our building. In my office alone I know people who have had liposuction
a tummy tuck
and a face lift
. I also know a lasik surgeon
who tries to convince everyone he meets to throw out their glasses and get lasik
and laser vision correction
. People are so vain. Anyhow, letís respect this guest book and commiserate about living in LA offline. Email me at jamieyellowfeather[ at ]hotmail.com.
FROM WHERE = Los Angeles, CA
- Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 19:41:38 (CST)
Record 1626 Thank you for producing such a down to earth site. I recently moved to Los Angeles California and canít believe how many superficial people I have met. I think they should rename the state plastic surgery California
or cosmetic surgery California
. Excuse me for saying this but I have never seen so many breast implants
. There are all kinds of breast enhancement
surgery: breast enlargement
even breast reduction
Record 1624 I was the base Gunners Mate after 1St Cl Schniep left. Looking at the pictures was
great I used the ford truck pictured to haul ammo to and from the air base
because we didn't have enough room on the pier, I got there just as we were
building the boat ramp that the viets in the pictur were doing their laundry in.
The only name I remenber were Dave Chapman and Hanratty. Tha was a long time ago
God Bless us all.
NAME = Howard W. Moore <EMAIL = patmoor[ at ]atc-pa.com> UNITs SHIPs
BOATs = NSA Det 90.13 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long
Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = Dec 66 Dec 67 FROM WHERE =
Imperial , PA REFFERED By = NA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at
Record 1623 i was a boswmate.
NAME = david spangler <EMAIL =
cmbc69[ at ]alltel.net> UNITs
SHIPs BOATs = uss westchester co. BASEs or LOCATIONS=
vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 - Friday, December 13, 2002 at
Record 1622 - Offer Package Tours to Vietnam and South East Asia, Individual Travel,
Group Travel, Beach Holidays, Cultural Tours, Business Travel, Incentive Trips,
Sport Event Packages, Motorcycle Holidays, Nature - Eco Tours, Scuba Diving,
Golf Holidays, Health - Beauty Packages, Special Events Packages, Special
NAME = Green Trail Tours - Vietnam
Adventuretours WEB SITE = http://www.greentrrailtours.com <EMAIL
= greentrailtours[ at ]fpt.vn> UNITs
SHIPs BOATs = Halong BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hanoi YEARs in
VIETNAM = Travel Vietnam FROM WHERE = Vietnam,
Vietnam REFFERED By = Green Trail Tours - Friday, December 13, 2002
at 05:49:27 (CST)
Record 1621 New E-Mail address geneos[ at ]attbi.com I would like to hear from any one who was
at Dong Tam or My Tho.
NAME = Gene Strickland <EMAIL =
geneos[ at ]attbi.com> UNITs SHIPs
BOATs = YRBM 17 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam -- NAG My
Tho YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/69 - 8/70 FROM WHERE =
Jacksonville, FL REFFERED By = Self - Thursday, December 12,
2002 at 18:37:09 (CST)
Record 1620 Hello,
NAME = Jerome M. Satorius UNITs SHIPs BOATs =
531 PBR 109 BASEs or LOCATIONS= MY Tho YEARs in VIETNAM
= 67 may 68 may Wi - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 17:40:27 (CST)
Record 1619 My name is Byron Bennett-EN-2.I was chief Engineer on the APL-27 from June
1967 thru July of 1968 where we were towed to Subic Bay for a complete
overhaul.Then returned to Danang for reassignment with Bulk Fuel at the Danang
Airbase. I would like to hear from Kenny LaMountain of Dallas,Texas or Howard
Zahn of Rhode Island.
NAME = Byron Bennett <EMAIL =
byronseabee[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs
SHIPs BOATs = APL-27 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang-Tien
Shau YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/67-1/69 FROM WHERE = Ocean Shores,
Wa. REFFERED By = I found APL-27 in Yahoo Search - Tuesday,
December 10, 2002 at 16:51:44 (CST)
Record 1618 Just wondering if anyone from 153 is still around
James Lesniak <EMAIL = AmEagle[ at ]m-33access.com> UNITs
SHIPs BOATs = Boats aspb's riv div 153rivron15 snoopy patrol BASEs or
LOCATIONS= NhaBe&TuiNhan YEARs in VIETNAM = 69To70 FROM
WHERE = Detroit, Mi - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 15:52:09 (CST)
Record 1617 This is his granddaughter. I am trying to find any information I can for my
grandfather. If anyone can find out anything for me. Please e-mail me at the
above address. Thank You Sincerly, Sandra Hensler
Sandra Hensler for Eugene Hensler <EMAIL = Faracy00[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs
= LST 1038 or USS MONROE COUNTY YEARs in VIETNAM = ? FROM
WHERE = St. Louis, Mo. REFFERED By = no one - Monday, December
09, 2002 at 11:38:09 (CST)
Record 1616 OUTSTANDING SITE, KENT! CE and diver with B Co.,MCB-10 '67 CAMP KINSER,
OKINAWA AND QUANG TRI (MAG-36), RVN. TAD from battalion and finally transferred
to SCRF DIVERS, NSA DANANG, TAN MY, CUA VIET, ETC. until Feb. '69. Would like to
find BU3(DV) VIRGIL LLOYD, RON BOYD, BMC(DV) GERALD KAVANAGH, LTJG CROOT,
"BATMAN" HAIGHT, STEVE MARCH, FRENCHY BRUYERE, HO VIET SANH, AND ANYONE ELSE
ASSOCIATED WITH SCRF DIVERS WHO REMEMBERS THAT TIME AND PLACE.
NAME = MASON, Michael (Mike) <EMAIL = mmason[ at ]superiordiving.com> UNITs
SHIPs BOATs = MCB-10, SCRF DIVERS,NSA DANANG BASEs or LOCATIONS=
MAG-36, QUANG TRI CUA VIET, TAN MY, DONG HA YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/67
to 2/69 FROM WHERE = Berwyn (Chicago), Illinois - Sunday, December
08, 2002 at 23:35:20 (CST)
Record 1615 First tour was on board the USS Alamo LSD-33, Second tour the USS Tutuila ARG-4 last tour USS Safeguard ARS-25.
NAME = Bruce Jessen <EMAIL = bjessmailbox[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila ARG-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Na Bhe, AnThoi,Sasabo,Yokosuka YEARs in VIETNAM = 3, '66,'69-'70,'71-'72
- Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 14:52:27 (CST)
Record 1614 I was a waitress at the 80th General Support Group Beach Club outside Danang and at the 84th Engr Bn 80th Group 70-72 if you remember me email me. My nickname is "Charlie". We used to take a navy boat home after the NCO club closed
NAME = "Charlie" -Hao <EMAIL = Duke145266[ at ]aol.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = 1953-1972
- Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:52:54 (CST)
Record 1613 Thanks for the good information. Keep up this great resource. Best greetings, Lars
- Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 01:23:13 (CST)
Record 1612 I was in the woods and I was scare and this vietnami was in front of me and I shot him what i didnt tell them waz that i waz gay
NAME = Jose <EMAIL = www.boto[ at ]latinmail.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 571 BASEs or LOCATIONS= middle of the sea YEARs in VIETNAM = 4 FROM WHERE = China, NY REFFERED By = Chip Malinson
- Friday, December 06, 2002 at 08:20:42 (CST)
Record 1611 I left CosDiv 11 just before SeaFloat and Solid Anchor were set up. CosDiv 11 was a coastal division until about November of 68. Then we suited up in Tiger Greens and tried to take on "Charlie" on his home truf. I can remember Ha Tien, Rach Gia, the Cau Lon, the Bassac, Old Nam Can, Song Ong Doc and the wonderful high banks of the Vinh Te where it cuts northwest along the border. Running those rivers in Swift Boats sure was interesting(?). Not much protection in the Swifts against "in coming". Was glad to leave there and let the guys in the River Divisions with the PBRs and the other Riverine Warfare boats take over those nasty day and night patrols. Hated night patrols and ambushes. At times couldn't see anything except the boat's wake. "Charlie" got real good at sighting in on that. Plus our boats weren't as quiet as some of gthe RivDiv boats. You got a great site here. I'll be back for more trips down memory lane
NAME = Don Matras <EMAIL = donmatras[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 72 BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/68 - 8/69 FROM WHERE = Lemont, IL REFFERED By = Just Surfed In
- Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 18:33:26 (CST)
Record 1610 Hey, you did a really good job on it,Great site.Have a great day and I will be back.
FROM WHERE = Singapore, - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 06:18:33 (PST)
Record 1608 66-67 up on the hill in vung tau ctg115.3 sepia 68-69 roadrunner out of nha be wandered mekong delta by helo/boat/drove/hitch-hiked...
NAME = randy scott <EMAIL = randy.scott4[ at ]verizon.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = marketime/nsasgn BASEs or LOCATIONS= vung tau/nha be YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67,68-69 FROM WHERE = edmonds , wa REFFERED By = trying to link
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 20:00:13 (PST)
Record 1607 I was just wondering if any of the old crew was still as pretty as me. Also I would like to find Jim Woelfel. He was like the brother I never had. I have both great memories and bad of that period of my life. Unfortunately I still have a hard time facing the bad. But,I would do it again.
NAME = rick bittner gmg3 WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL = fourduces444[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv.div.111 T-111-1 20 mm gunner BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 68/69 FROM WHERE = Cut Bank, mt. REFFERED By = surfing
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 19:34:26 (PST)
Record 1606 Vance, had rendesvous with PCF and other craft to embark relief crews . On Friday, 11 March, 1966 I went aboard PCf 03. I am now in the midst of a VA claim, and am looking for any logs which show this relief crew coming aboard.
NAME = Joseph Betters, RM3 WEB SITE = http://www.ussvance.com
<EMAIL = jbetters[ at ]ussvance.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS VANCE DER 387 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1958 FROM WHERE = Cape Cod, MA REFFERED By = Google Seatch
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 10:55:02 (PST)
Record 1605 Had a great time, food was good. Looking for mates who served on the Mondero. Back Later. Dave
NAME = David P. Bell <EMAIL = tom.jackson[ at ]ekno.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mondero, utility tug BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/71 - 5/72 FROM WHERE = Santa Rosa,, Ca
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 10:10:02 (PST)
Record 1604 I was a Coastie on the WHEC Bering Strait which was being turned over to the Viet Namese Navy in 70-71. I was a member of the recovery detail sent ashore the morning after the attack on Son Ong Doc in October 1970. We assisted in the recovery of the body of the only American killed that night (Navy?). The word was he had been at the base onlt two days. I will always remember finding his wallet intact in spite of the fire and seeing the picture of his wife and daughter. I hope to visit The Wall next year and would like to pay my respects, but I do not have his name. Can anyone help? We spent the day there and traded the steak dinner sent in by one of our Boston Whalers with the guys from the base for their K rations. In the middle of the recovery effort we came under what we thought was hostile fire, but it turned out to be the Vietnamese Army and Navy trading shots. One of the guys from the base said it as the Vietnamese Army-Navy Game. Just when we thought we were going to be stuck overnight, a Navy landing craft picked us up and took us to a LST off shore. The most dangerous part of the entire day was plowing through 10 foot seas while the Navy helmsman tried to find the LST in the dark. Of course, we Coasties felt we could have done a better job of navigation. It would be nice to see the Bering Strait added to the list of off-shore support vessels on this web site. We supported the base with supplies, gun support and MEDCAPS for several months. May God bless all who served so well and so proudly.
NAME = John Forsythe <EMAIL = Jforsythe[ at ]leapfrog.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC Bering Strait YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71 FROM WHERE = Vallejo, CA REFFERED By = My own search
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 04:12:26 (PST)
Record 1603 I WAS A EM1 ON THE MSB 21 BOAT . WE RAN THE LONG TAU WITH A CHAIN DRAG BEHIND US. WE WERE PRETTY MUCH LIKE SITTING DUCKS. WE LOST FOUR BOATS DURING TET. IT WASNT PRETTY . WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES TO. LT. MACE WAS THE SKIPPER OF OUR OUTFIT. WE HAD A GOOD BUNCH OF GUYS' . WE ALSO HAD A COUPLE OF SEAL TEAMS WITH US ALSO. PBR BAILED US OUT A FEW TIMES ALSO' ENJOYED YOUR WEB PAGE. YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT THE MSB'S OVER THERE.
NAME = PAT SMITH <EMAIL = PATNPAT22> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MINRON 11 DET ALPHA BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/67 3/68 FROM WHERE = MASSENA NY, NY
- Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 20:00:00 (PST)
Record 1602 Looking for friends of Kenneth P West, attached to the USS Crocket, was on SeaFloat. He died there 6/69
I'm his sister and I'm looking for any info that anyone would like to share.
Thanks and God Bless you all.
NAME = MJ West <EMAIL = montanapurser[ at ]yahoo.com>
- Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 01:06:31 (PST)
Record 1601 I went over with the original group in 65, we were barricked in Ten Sha in Da Nang until the first boats arrived (8-Boats). We hauled cargo from the ships in the harbor to the original piers until the original sand ramp in the end of town was compleated. some of the guys that I served with were BM's 'Granny' Flag, Horace D. Breland, Lang, Nelson, Timmons etc. At almost the end of my first tour I almost got busted for stealing from a load and was given the option of going on Coastal Ops. Don't remember his first name but the other boat driver was known as 'The Mighty' Quinn, a skivvi waver and boat driver. We ran the first 2 boats up to and to Dong Ha at the end of that year. RMKBRJ still had the dredge in the river and we lived in the camp until they rebuilt it for us.
During the next 2 years I served in ops on the Hue river, did several tours back to the Cua Viet river, was the last 8 boat out of town at the fall of Hue and was still running the river in Dong Ha during Tet of 68.
I was in the same jeep with Frosty Cain and Ken Brown on the way back from Hue when they were killed by a sniper, one shot 2 dead. Would appreciate hearing from any of 'us' that served during that time.
Bob Johnston Ex-BM2 Vietman Era
NAME = Bob Johnston WEB SITE = bobjohnstonswebsite
<EMAIL = swat412[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = navsupactdanang 8-Boats BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang and all points north a few south YEARs in VIETNAM = 65-68 FROM WHERE = Tarentum, Pa REFFERED By = me
- Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 17:22:56 (PST)
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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