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EMAIL =: LINDA[ at ]DP.NET
NAME = GM. JOSEPH GREER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: COAL CENTER PENNA.
Time: 1999-04-27 18:45:13
Comments: REALLY GREAT SITE KENT, I VISIT OFTEN TO SEE IF ANY SHIPMATES HAVE CHECKED IN, THAT WERE THERE IN 71. I WAS STATIONED ABOARD THE YRBM-20 IN 71. UNTILL THE 20 WAS TAKEN OFF THE RIVER, AND I RECIEVED ORDERS TO AN AMMO DUMP IN VUNG TAU .. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM PERSONS THAT WERE THERE DURING THAT PERIOD,LOOKING FOR MONTE GLUCK OR ALBERT FINNEY. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, KENT...


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EMAIL =: calkins[ at ]neosoft.com
NAME = Tom Calkins (ex YN2)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Houston, Tx (originally from Smackover AR)
Time: 1999-04-23 07:07:24
Comments: I was the Ship's Yeoman 9/68 - 9/69. I have seen some familar names on this list but have been unable to contact any of them. Does anyone happen to know what happened to LT Glenn E. Shindler who was the OIC during that period? I think he brought the YRBM16 back from Sasebo, refitted after the explosion in '67. Any one else out there from that period?


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EMAIL =: cm_davis[ at ]hotmail.com
NAME = Michael Davis
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cardington, OH (formerly of Kalamazoo Michigan)
Time: 1999-04-20 03:46:50
Comments: Served as GMG3 on Tango 152-2 and then transfered to Mike Boat 152-1 (Monior) from 68 to 69. I have several unusual Pics I will try to upload, including some trips ashore and one of a Tango from 152 that was the target of a command detonated 500lb. bomb. That cost 5 lives! I would like to hear from anyone in either 151 or 152.


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EMAIL =: jimallen[ at ]onlinecol.com
NAME = Jim Allen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
Time: 1999-04-15 21:36:02
Comments: Enjoyed the pages! I looked because I'm doing research for a novel. I make my living as a writer (some 1500 magazine article and three non-fiction books so far) but am starting on a novel. Since I'm an old Army guy ('72-75) and my novel involves the "Army's navy" in Vietnam, I wonder if you have any knowledge in that area or can direct me to people who do. There is literally ZIP written about it. Any leads could be helpful, even if it's just from memory. I knew some guys who ran parts of the Mekong in Army watercraft, but my memory is dim as to what they said. Thanks! Jim Allen


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EMAIL =: patrickg[ at ]proaxis.com
NAME = Patrick Green
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oregon
Time: 1999-04-12 10:19:15
Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known ETR3 ED Green. He was either stationed on a PBR boat or the YRDM-16 during the Nov '67 explosion. I'm his son, and after trying to figure him out on my own for thirty years I need some help. You guys did a great job over there, I'm very proud of all of you.


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EMAIL =: whart[ at ]lisco.net
NAME = Bill Hart
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ottumwa, Iowa
Time: 1999-04-12 04:11:20
Comments: Thanks Kent, you have really put together a fine page. Lot of work here. Brought back some memories and tears too. I served at Cat Lo and Nha Be. RD 541 Feb 96 to July 97. One of the first boats in service. It is really great to see so many of the "Brown Water Navy" shipmates responding. I lost all my pictures in a bad divorce 20 years ago. Now I can down load these for an album. Not exactly the same, but they will do. Thanks again Bill Hart EMC, USN, RET


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EMAIL =: RBAKLE[ at ]AOL.COMM
NAME = RALPH BAKLE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: FORT WAYNE ,INDIANA
Time: 1999-04-12 03:42:33
Comments: RM2/2OMM GUNNER ASBP 132-8 AUGUST 69 THRU JULY 70 AFTER 30 DAYS LEAVE CAME BACK ABOARD MONITOR-1 AT SONG ONG DOC. AM NEW TO USING THE WEB. HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED SLIDES AND PICTURES OF U.S.& VIET PERSONNEL HAD WORKED WITH. HAVE 8MM MOVIE OF TURN OVER OF LAST AMERICAN BOATS AT DONG TAM. ALSO COLLECTED MANY STARS & STRIPES ANDOTHER ASSORTED VN NEWSPAPERS. WILL BE AT 99 REUNION AT FT. MITCHELL.


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EMAIL =: johno104[ at ]hotmail
NAME = John Otten
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Levittown Pa.
Time: 1999-04-08 22:23:52
Comments: I was there Dec 70-Dec 71[ at ]Ton Son Nhut AB (USAF)had some good times at the President(restaurant)steak,booze etc.Number One site keep it going,be back.chow


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EMAIL =: crunchbars[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Chuck Fox
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Maple Valley, Washington (Seattle area)
Time: 1999-04-08 04:33:16
Comments: I was "in country" from Oct 68 to Nov 69 in the Mobile Riverine Force based outside Dong Tam. My boat was A-92-1 (an ASPB) tied to the USS Benewah. I have enjoyed viewing your pages and will check back from time to time. If anyone else reads this that was a "River Rat" during my time period I would like to hear from them.


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EMAIL =:
NAME = Commander of the Fleet
Website: USPTGEAR
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Virginia
Time: 1999-04-05 20:47:39
Comments: Visit the Navy section of the site www.USPTGEAR.com for quality Navy wear and gear.


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EMAIL =: sselles[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Steve Selles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: L.I., New York
Time: 1999-04-05 03:22:36
Comments: I am researching the history and use of PBRs in the Vietnam war. Could someone provide me with details about PBR training? Specifically; duration, location, and subjects covered. Best Regards, Steve Selles USN, 1964-68


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EMAIL =: Dale.Wilson[ at ]gte.net
NAME = Dale A Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Salem Oregon
Time: 1999-04-05 00:28:24
Comments: I served on PBR Mobile Base 1 during the years of 68-69 if theres anyone out there that been there,lets get in touch. The base was in chou duc,in the delta.


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EMAIL =: ron[ at ]desnews.com
NAME = ron cook
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: salt lake city
Time: 1999-04-04 18:12:47
Comments: Stationed at rach soi 1971. The remains of Harold E. Reid came home to Salt Lake City last week. He apparently was killed by VC in a village. His family was relieved he hadn't been a POW. He was missing 31 years. The family can now find some peace.


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EMAIL =: donvalkie
NAME = donald
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: mass
Time: 1999-04-01 21:57:49
Comments: trying to find out why my unit is never around stabron 20


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EMAIL =: bobby.johnson1[ at ]ipaper.com
NAME = Bobby Johnson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Panama City, Fla
Time: 1999-03-31 21:52:43
Comments: Looking for a Navy Corpman by the name of Brian Culity. He should have been on board the YRBM-16 around Nov '68. Any idea on how to locate him? Also looking for a Brian Denney (SP ?) He was our yeoman for RiV Div 552 during the same time frame. Alos need to find a corpman who was assigned to an Army detachemnt at Tinh Bien on the Vin Te Canal west of Chau Duc. He would have been there Nov '68. This corpman rode our boat on 11-18-68 and saved my life. Need any leads to help find these people if possible. Ph 1-888-637-4615 ext 7419


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EMAIL =: sselect[ at ]atcjet.net
NAME = Gary L Schievelbein
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Arapahoe Nebraska
Time: 1999-03-31 12:40:40
Comments: I am a U S Navy Vetran Served in Viet Nam from July 68 to July 69 Stationed at Area work center #6 DaNang 1st Marine Division Plugged into the internet 2 months ago and really enjoy how easy it is to access so much info so fast. would like to know how to do a people search of former buddy's I served with in country. Utilitesman 2nd Class U S Navy Seabees Gary L. Schievelbein P O Box 571 Arapahoe, NE 68922 308-962-7410


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EMAIL =: BCVNRR6970
NAME = BILL
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: FLA NOW ORG FROM NJ
Time: 1999-03-30 16:06:13
Comments: WELCOME HOME BROTHERS I WAS IN COUNTRY FROM 6-69 TO 6-70 STATIONED OUT OF NSA DANANG LCU 1494 UP TO HUE ,DONG HA ETC ,TRANSFERRED TO YFU 4 NSA NHA BE OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT THEN TO LCM 814 NHA BE OP GIANT SLINGSHOT ( HA TIEN BEN LUC SONG UN DOC MOC HOA)IM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE ESPECIALLY DURING SAME TIME FRAME THANKS AND WELCOME HOME ...BILL


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EMAIL =: pacecar[ at ]shasta.com
NAME = gerald g. weston
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: san rafael calif/redding ca
Time: 1999-03-29 12:26:33
Comments: was on C-91-1 in 67 then on A-91-7 till dros in late 68.


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EMAIL =: duff.snyder[ at ]cubic.com
NAME = donald (duff) snyder
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: san diego area
Time: 1999-03-27 05:50:51
Comments: I was LT USN, Sr Naval Advisor [ at ] OPBASE Ha Tien and Coastal Group 44 in 1971; will attempt to find some photo history to connect your Chau Doc to Tihn Bien all the way on Giang Thahn River to Ha Tien and Gulf of Thailand (Siam)


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EMAIL =: thc5x5
NAME = T Cooke
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Washington
Time: 1999-03-25 05:31:18
Comments: VERY interesting - - - I was USN Roadrunner Sa Dec/Vinh Long/Dong Tam/My Tho/Nha Be and others.....like to see this!


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EMAIL =: thc5x5
NAME = T Cooke
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Washington
Time: 1999-03-25 05:30:07
Comments: VERY interesting - - - I was USN Roadrunner Sa Dec/Vinh Long/Dong Tam/My Tho/Nha Be and others.....like to see this!


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EMAIL =: nuon[ at ]access1.net
NAME = YN2(SW/DV) Neal
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego
Time: 1999-03-22 20:12:01
Comments: Great pictures


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EMAIL =: rpboats[ at ]flash.net
NAME = E.R. (Rusty) Pace
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Shady Shores, Texas
Time: 1999-03-20 21:11:21
Comments: I was an original member of Mine Division 113. I helped put the Division together back in Long Beach, Ca., and then was on one of the first two boat crews to deploy to RVN. I was in Nha Be from August '68 till January '69. I was involved in Operations Market Time and Giant Slingshot while in the Rung Sat. In January 1969 I went to the Cua Viet River to participate in Operation Clearwater. That is where my Naval career ended on MSM 16 as the Boat Capitan. I was also on the MSM 11 as a Fireman and MSM 13 as the Engineer. While in Cua Viet I was also the Engineering Officer for 8 other LCM 6's. I was the storekeeper, yeoman, and chief demolition person while there. It was a very interesting time.


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EMAIL =: BRENMAN[ at ]EXECPC.COM
NAME = SCOTT BRENEMAN
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: WISCONSIN
Time: 1999-03-16 07:14:18
Comments: I WAS LOOKING OVER THE WEB PAGE ABOUT THE BROWN WATER NAVY AND TRING TO FIND A WEB SITE . TO WERE I COULD BUY A PBR PATROL BOAT .HAVE NOT FOUND ANY YET BUT STILL LOKING. THE PIC. YOU HAVE ARE THE BEST THAT I HAVE SEEN IN AWHILE THANK YOU FOR THEM . SCOTT


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EMAIL =: elefebv1[ at ]maine.rr.com
NAME = ED LEFEBVRE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: RAYMOND, MAINE
Time: 1999-03-14 20:07:31
Comments: GREAT WEB-SITE. BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. I WAS THERE, SOLID ANCHOR, FROM LATE 70-MAR 72. RIVER RAT. HAVE MANY PHOTOS OF BOAT AND SHORE OPS, PLUS SOME OF US DOING OUR THING. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOLID ANCHOR FOLKS, OR BOAT GROUP SAILORS.


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EMAIL =: yogiabear[ at ]cajunnet.com
NAME = Everette 'Yogie'Hebert
Website: Patrol Boat River of Section 533
Referred by: Lycos
From: Houma,LA. 60 miles south New Orleans
Time: 1999-03-11 23:47:43
Comments: Kent , you have a very impressive web site. It's very professionally done and informative. I was "InCountry" 9/66-9/67. I started out in CatLo waiting for the our PBRs to arrive, patroled with the 542 sectiion there. We assembled 532 and they left for MyTho. I stayed behind and started 533. We got our boats and we moved to NahBe, which was being built at the time (we lived in tents like on M.A.S.H.). After a 7 month stay there we moved to an LST for the remainder of my tour. The section (533) Finally moved to MyTho, But was at Vin Long for TET 68.I never had the pleasure of a YRBM but it had to be as good as an LST without A/C. Again Good site, ~Yogie EN3, Membership Chairman of PBRFVA (pbr-fva.org)


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EMAIL =: rosez[ at ]foxinternet.net
NAME = Ronald P. Barnes
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Spokane, Wa. 99216
Time: 1999-03-11 23:32:54
Comments: GMG 2 when I left, in later part of 1968, Was in river section 511 the first river (PBR'S) in Nam, lived in the old french villa up the road a piece until Bien Thuy was built. Three purple hearts, good memories being there, built the boats in Siagon then dove out the esc. and up the the river to bien thuy, good shap shots , Thanks, Does Terrance Chilieus ever sign on, or snuffy, or Mike Minks, or Pepe Sharpienter etc


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EMAIL =:
NAME = Dani
Website: Designs By Dani
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Belleville, IL
Time: 1999-03-10 17:10:17
Comments: Great site! My dad is a Vietnam Veteran who was stationed in Qui Nhon from 69-70 on the swiftboats. My web page kinda came about because of that fact. I made a shirt for my dad for Christmas, and he loved it. So, I started making them for other vets and selling them. Then came the website. Hope you like it!!


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EMAIL =: whthat543[ at ]hotmail.com
NAME = Jim Pool AD-1 ret
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mullan Idaho
Time: 1999-03-06 05:19:58
Comments: Realy liked the pages..Flew in CH-46s out of Saigon in 1972..covered the mekong delta advisers...you name it we hauled it!!!!!!


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EMAIL =: lvidal1[ at ]yahoo.com
NAME = Luis Vidal Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: El Paso, Texas
Time: 1999-03-05 17:13:25
Comments: Trying to find a link to the naval support activity hospital at Marble Mtn. and Camp Tien Sha, at Monkey Mtn. I was station at both place from Sept. 65 to Aug of 66.


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EMAIL =: oaknuts[ at ]aol.com
NAME = john rubin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: alamo ca
Time: 1999-03-03 20:50:30
Comments: served on yrbm16 from dec 70 to nov 71. never in my life would i have thought i would ever see a picture of it.I am fascinated.


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EMAIL =: lprimm[ at ]upmail.com
NAME = Lorrie (Justin) Primm
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Manistique,Mi
Time: 1999-03-02 05:35:10
Comments: Your pages are great. My brother was stationed in Binh Thuy, YRBM-16 and ATSB Ben Keo (SP?) 1971-1972 during my senior year of high school. He was an 18 year old kid when he got to Nam. He never really talked much about it when he got back, I have seen some photos, but nothing that explained where he was as well as yours do. His name is Don Justin and he was a Gunners Mate. I remember writing to him during his time in Nam and I know he got a bronze star, but he never told me how. Thanks for a look at a part of his life I can never share, but can always be proud of.


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EMAIL =: stevecrand[ at ]aol.com
NAME = steve crandall en 2
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-02-26 23:36:11
Comments: I arrived at NSA DET> VINH LONG on a Sunday some day during June 1968.I was a plank owner when the YRNM 20arrived in 69 untill june. My main duty was engineer on the LCM 6 and 8* boats also the pusher barge.


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EMAIL =: stevecrand[ at ]aol.com
NAME = steve crandall en 2
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From:
Time: 1999-02-26 23:33:58
Comments: I arrived at NSA DET> VINH LONG on a Sunday some day during June 1968.I was a plank owner when the YRNM 20arrived in 69 untill june. My main duty was engineer on the LCM 6 and 8* boats also the pusher barge.


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EMAIL =: ebriggs48[ at ]prodigy.net
NAME = Erving Briggs
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Boston, Texas
Time: 1999-02-25 02:03:27
Comments: I really enjoyed your site, I was also in the Brownwater Navy. Stationed at Binh Thuy in the 1st DIV.(70-71) operating Mike 8 and Mike 6 boats. We made regular trips to Rach Soi, Chou Doc,Dong Tam, and alot of places I can't remember the names of. Spent three months at ATSB Moc Hoa on the Cambodian border( that was a trip).I hadn't thought of these places in 25 or so year. I remember going to, I think it was Rach Soi and catching a ride into Rach Gia, anyway whereever it was there was five or so sailors and we couldnot get a ride back so we decided to walk. It was around midnight, we started walking and I remember coming to a bridge and there was an old papa son on guard duty and he tried to get us to go back, we continued to walk. Anyway, small arms fire started up and we hit the side of the road. When I looked up I was laying on a grave staring at a tombstone, scared to death, I thought what a place to die.ha No one was hurt and we made it back. Thinking back on the situation it may have been papason having alittle fun.


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EMAIL =: 103070.730[ at ]compuserve.com
NAME = Michael A. Harris
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Coos Bay, Oregon
Time: 1999-02-22 01:13:56
Comments: Hello Kent and All, I was at the small Vietnamese Naval Base at Rach Soi in December '68 and January '69 onboard T-152-1. Our boat and T-152-10 were cut from our Division and sent there. I returned to Rach Soi/Rach Gia in '94 and visited a village that we used to beach at during the war. I had one photo with "kids" in it and the Vietnamese I.D.'d all 4 of them. That made me determined to return once again with ALL of my "kid" photos. I did so from Jan. 26-30 of this year ('99). Have many memories, maps, photos, etc. from then and now. If anyone would like to correspond then feel free to do so at the email address above or at this address: 2196 N. 14th St., Coos Bay, Or 97420 Ph: 541-267-4755. Great website Kent...! A hardy "Welcome Home" to everybody who served. Mike Harris (RM2) RAS 15, RAS 152 - 7/68 - 7/69


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EMAIL =: OLBOATS[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = PATT L. SHELLEY BMC USNR RET.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: CLEVELAND OH. LIVE IN WISCONSIN
Time: 1999-02-21 04:37:44
Comments: RAN MIKE 8 BOATS OUT OF NA BE, WAS ASSIGNED TO ATSB SONG ONG DOC, 1970-71 SPENT 8 MONTHS AT SOD


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EMAIL =: ssdm[ at ]webtv.net
NAME = S.Scott McAvoy
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: FT. Laud. FL.
Time: 1999-02-20 02:24:47
Comments: VIET-NAM 1969-1971 USS SATYR ARL 23 & USS ASKARI ARL 30 Member of the M.R.F.A. I have some pictures that would fit in nicely on your page. Please contact me if interested. S.Scott McAvoy


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EMAIL =: edwq35a[ at ]prodigy.com
NAME = Dennis McCarthy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chicago
Time: 1999-02-17 18:00:24
Comments: I was looking for another Navy site and happened upon yours very well done.


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EMAIL =:
NAME = Mark Parish
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Marietta, Ga.
Time: 1999-02-17 14:50:59
Comments: Radioman, Uss Hunterdon County (LST838) '69-'70


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EMAIL =: irohan[ at ]snet.net
NAME = Jeff Rohan
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Connecticut
Time: 1999-02-16 19:53:50
Comments: Great web-site which I found in the course of zippo lighter collecting. If anyone has one or more they would like to part with or need info on values, please feel free to email me.


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EMAIL =: RHOLLIN277[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = BOB HOLLINGER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: NEW JERSEY
Time: 1999-02-14 05:57:28
Comments: I WAS THERE 69-70 WITH MCB-1, CHARLEY COMPANY AND FOUND THE PAGE AND PHOTOS VERY INTERESTING


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EMAIL =:
NAME = BM2 Virgil
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-02-13 23:02:32
Comments: Aboard the YRBM20 Apr,May,June 1970. Advisor to the RVN Boats going to Cambodia. Thanks for all your help you guy's were great, I thing you felt sorry for me. Would love to hear from other advisors from CosFlot3 out of CatLo, swifts,pbr's and wpb's. Did any of you ship over?


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EMAIL =: MSharp1948[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Mike Sharp
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1999-02-13 04:51:27
Comments: Served in Brown Water Navy 1969, 1970 & 1971. River Division 512 and 572. VINH TE canal and SONG ONG DOC. Also NSA Det NHA BE and ATSB MOC HOA.


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EMAIL =: tagueg[ at ]ndak.net
NAME = Gene Tague
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: North Dakota
Time: 1999-02-09 05:16:14
Comments: I just stumbled on the site but possibly found a picture of myself but most important one of my LST 1032 which is hard to find any historical account of her...we sank her outside Vallejo ca. the end of 1970 after decomissioning.I served on her for two years as one of the two radiomen onboard.


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EMAIL =:
NAME = JOHN BOURKE
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: bronx ny
Time: 1999-02-09 01:24:07
Comments: i was stationed on seafloat 69-70 WAS ON BOARD U2 zippo refueler THEN TRANSFERED TO TANGO 13 LOOKING FOR T MCMILLAN J MONNAHAN ABBOT CBM GREEN G WARD REMEMBER THE NIGHT THE SAND BARGE CRASHED INTO SEAFLOAT. Great web site relived a lot of memories keep up the good work .


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EMAIL =: bsa2[ at ]home.com
NAME = Bruce Attebery
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oklahoma City
Time: 1999-02-07 01:10:44
Comments: I was at Nha Be 1969/70. Worked in the engine and pump shops. E3/E4 Machinist Mate.


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EMAIL =: ELN/usnrmret[ at ]earthlink.net
NAME = Don Cole RMC (Ret)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Jose, Ca.
Time: 1999-01-31 01:13:46
Comments: Great Page...Served 1964-1967 On the Minesweeper USS Woodpecker (MSC-209). Was headed to Subic from Thailand When Tunner Joy was hit. Sent us to Vietnam for Patrol. Then over next 3 Years did it over and over again. Left and went to B School and came back to Vietnam on the USS Annapolis (AGMR-1) Served One more year then finally got out of there alive.....


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EMAIL =: StuVanTine[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Stu Van Tine
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Boston, MA suburbs
Time: 1999-01-26 17:09:28
Comments: Enjoyed the NSAD Binh Thuy pictures. I served there in 1969.


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EMAIL =: mighty1[ at ]bellatlantic.net
NAME = John Bahner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Baltimore Md.
Time: 1999-01-21 23:08:01
Comments: Boat coxswain on LCM2 on Cua Viet River 68-69


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EMAIL =: mighty1[ at ]bellatlantic.net
NAME = John Bahner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Baltimore,Md.
Time: 1999-01-21 22:28:54
Comments: I was a BM3 boat coxswain on the LCM2 attatched to NSA Cua Viet.Most of our time was spent dragging the river for mines between Cua Viet and Dong Ha.


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EMAIL =: ivie[ at ]iviemedia.com
NAME = Steve Ivie
Website: PBR River Division 515
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-01-19 19:04:48
Comments: Great web site. I served with PBR RivDiv 515 April 69-April 70. Very enjoyable to read this guestbook. Brought back some good memories hearing from all the diverse jobs we did there together.


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EMAIL =: BAS236[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Burke Salsi
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Greensboro, NC, originally from Pgh, PA
Time: 1999-01-17 21:27:28
Comments: GREAT SITE!! Served in the Delta on a Swift boat (PCF-12). Made a trip thru the Vinh Te to Chau Doc and then to the Mekong in Dec. '69. Operated with Advisors and ARVN there. Spent most of my time at Seafloat in the middle of the river there. Great photos and I sure remember it all. I may even have some photos of the same places when the monsoons had swelled the rivers. Keep up the great work! Served on the boats from 6/69-70.


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EMAIL =: shorte[ at ]trib.com
NAME = Al Shorte
Website:
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Cleveland, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-16 19:54:46
Comments: I started at NAVSUPACT Saigon Det. 90.13 in Vinh Long from 14 March 68. Sometime we went to the Co Chien river. I spent the rest of my time there 9 March 69. I have some history but would like additions. My rate was EM1 and spent much time at the Villa. I've got photos. I was there when we got hit with 4.2 mortars.


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EMAIL =: pedroid[ at ]tm.net.my or Joycep[ at ]gabrobins .com
NAME = Pete Joyce
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Uk originally but now in Malaysia
Time: 1999-01-13 16:01:32
Comments: I have visited the area at least five times in the last 4 years. Working in the general area of Rach Gia, Ha Tien, Hon Dat Have photos


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EMAIL =: gregory[ at ]kingcrab.nrl.navy.mil
NAME = Mike Gregory (RMSN)
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
Time: 1999-01-11 18:06:02
Comments: Was attached to YRBM 16 from July of 1970 through her being towed out to Guam for re-fit, and then the 20 through her being towed to Vung Tau Harbor in May of 71. Would like to renew aquaintances with anyone having served during this period. especially the old radio or ops gang. Any one remember the animals? Jane?, Bud?, George?, Jato? OIC?


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EMAIL =: edhobbs[ at ]electrotex.com
NAME = Ed Hobbs
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston, Texas (originally Boston)
Time: 1999-01-10 16:35:20
Comments: Your web site has some very good photos! I was in the 377th Security Police Squardron as a K-9 (Sentry Dog) Handler, Tan Son Nhut, 3/66 to 3/67.


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EMAIL =: ray[ at ]softeknet.net
NAME = Ray McCoy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Carthage, Tennessee
Time: 1999-01-09 06:27:12
Comments: Thank you for a beautiful website. I was stationed in Saigon in 68. Your photos are a delightful revisit. -Ray McCoy. Amer Red Cross VN 67/68


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EMAIL =: leroy.cobb[ at ]kvnet.org
NAME = Leroy Cobb
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Elizabethtown ,Ky
Time: 1999-01-03 20:45:16
Comments: Great page.I was with river division 515 as a patrol officer from oct68 until oct 69. I am new at computers but I have found a lot of old memories since I have found these sites. I am also a member of PBRFVA and plan on being at the MRF reunion in Ky july 99. Would really like to hear from any of the old river rats. If I remember right 515 w staged on both the YRBM 16 AND 20,also the GARRETT CO and the HUNTERTON CO. Also lifted four of our boats in to the Cai Cai canal at low water and staged at a Special Forces camp and worked with them and the Pf's. WELCOME HOME to all you brown water people and have a fruitful and happy new year


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EMAIL =: DOLANT[ at ]SPAWAR.NAVY.MIL
NAME = TOM DOLAN, RMC (RET)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: SAN FRANCISCO CA USA
Time: 1998-12-31 03:51:46
Comments: was stationed at LSB Binh Thuy 1969 - 1971...was a member of the Naval Advisory Group...was nice to see where i called home but I don't think I'd like to go back there. Nice to visit and remember. Thanks


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EMAIL =: free[ at ]aloha.net
NAME = Dale Porter
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kona, Hawaii
Time: 1998-12-30 08:14:46
Comments: Served on the YRBM 16 July 69 - June 70 as an electrician. Although I was support it was still the most intense year of my life. Hitched rides on hueys, verried aircraft, and once traveled the canal on a minesweeper drone. I can't remember all the names of my crew mates but can picture their faces and the times. God we were young! Would enjoy email from anyone onboard during that period. Went back to Vietnam in January '95 and again in Feb. '97. Toured Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Siagon. My wife and I are going again in April and will make it up to Chau Duc and Tan Chau. Thanks for the site what a pleasant surprise.


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EMAIL =: norval.holley[ at ]thegrid.net
NAME = Norval Holley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-12-28 01:23:30
Comments: Good site. I served aboard the USS Nueces APB 40 for the length of her stay in Nam. Your pages have brought back a lot of memories that I thought where gone. They will be soon, I believe, but keep up the site. It should help others in the healing process.


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EMAIL =: mebell[ at ]us.ibm.com
NAME = Mark Bell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Temple City, Ca.
Time: 1998-12-28 00:24:22
Comments: I found your site from the Swift Boat Home Page. I served on PCF-16 and 69 from August 1968 to August 1969. Though I served in I Corp, I enjoyed your site. We lived on APL-5 while in Da Nang and then moved to a barracks in approx. October of 1968. There was no air conditioning in the barracks. My PCF-69 patrolled the Cua Dai river from March 1969 until our crew was broken up in approx. July, 1969. At first, only the VNN junks from Coastal Group 14 patrolled the Cua Dai followed by the Swifts. Eventually the Monitors arrived followed by the PBRs. The PBRs were probably the best boat for this river because of their shallow draft. Our Swifts could easily match the fire power and speed of the PBR... but not their shallow draft and turning ability. They were wonderful boats.... as were my Swifts. Mark Bell PCF-69


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EMAIL =: robmor[ at ]alliancelink.com
NAME = Robert J. Morris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: North Benton,Oh
Time: 1998-12-27 03:23:45
Comments: RIVDIV 513 1969 Binh Thuy,Rach Gia


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EMAIL =: quarmr[ at ]worldnet.att.net
NAME = Bob Quarm MSG USA ret
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Spanaway, WA vic Tacoma
Time: 1998-12-22 07:16:21
Comments: Good site!!! us army guys would come by whaler to beg food and enjoy the best coffee around Vinh Long. Good scrounging, thanx. Served with MAT IV-7 out of Minh Duc district on the Mang Thit canal feb-jul 69.. the hotel we visited was anchored near Vinh Long city and Sadec.. Merry Christmas and here's to absent friends..


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EMAIL =: msmith719[ at ]earthlink.net
NAME = brian m. smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: melbourne, fla
Time: 1998-12-21 03:27:51
Comments: I just completed SWCC basic in Coronado and was trying to learn all I can about our history.


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EMAIL =: stucker[ at ]surfsouth.com
NAME = Scott Tucker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tifton, Georgia
Time: 1998-12-17 01:57:10
Comments: Enjoyed the pictures. I arrived in country on Christmas Eve of 69 and was sent to Nha Be. I'm having dinner with a friend from Nha Be next week. We haven't seen or heard from one another in 28 years. We got in touch through a guestbook on another site.


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EMAIL =: thawley[ at ]usit.net
NAME = Tom Hawley
Website: The Hawley Files
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pulaski, Va.
Time: 1998-12-17 00:08:40
Comments: Was surfing for published book on Peter Hawley, Culpeper county and Montgomery County, bit stuf of my ancestery family. Can't find it but will survey your site. Served on USS Kimberly DD521 during Korea. Drop me a emial and tell me something of yourself and family. Tom Hawley


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EMAIL =: songee[ at ]mindspring.com
NAME = GMGC (ret.) Alfredo F. Garcia
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego, California
Time: 1998-12-15 05:35:03
Comments: Member RAID 74 Call sign green coffin 74B and Rivron 11 Division 112, M112-2 Jan 69 through Jun 69. Naval Advisory Group Saigon RAID 74 Jun 69 Jan 70


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EMAIL =: jsimplus4
NAME = john simpson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: chesapeake Va
Time: 1998-12-10 23:29:54
Comments: I worked on PBRs and Swifts at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard annex. I served in the navy from 74-77 in the amphips and sbu later. your pages are enlightening. R, John...


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EMAIL =:
NAME = ED JORDAN SF2
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: mass
Time: 1998-12-09 22:58:23
Comments: I SERVED ABOARD THE YRBM 16 IN 1970.I HAVE ENJOYED THE STORYS AND PICTURES.YOU DID ,AND ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. I WILL VISIT HERE OFTEN.


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EMAIL =: dino[ at ] scbbs-bo.com
NAME = Dean
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alabama,but now in Bolivia
Time: 1998-12-09 12:59:46
Comments: I was a plank owner AO2 with VAL-4. Stationed in Vung Tau and Bien Tui. Was with the original group in Vung Tau and left in May 70. Flew back seat every once and a while in the "Black Ponies"and had the forward machine gun position at the end of our position near the fuel bladders.Lt.Com. Butterfield was our commanderand Warren officer Mason. Remember the big sign we had "Go Navy,beat Army".I am a missionary now in Bolivia and my kids think about Vietnam like we thought about the First World War.


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EMAIL =: dickgod[ at ]aloha.net
NAME = Dick Godbehere
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kapaa,Kauai, Hawaii
Time: 1998-12-07 03:37:34
Comments: Just stopped by to say hello. I served with River Section 511 at Binh Thuy on the Bassac from August 67 to March 68 when I was wounded for the last time and medivaced out of country. I did my twenty and am a general contractor and semi-retired in Hawaii.


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EMAIL =:
NAME = Gene Roemhildt BM3
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-12-06 01:41:30
Comments: Was with Riv.Div.543 4-69 to 4-70 PBR#43&91 Anybody remenber river stew? Spent time at Cau Viet& Hoi An scivvy runs to Dong Ha?


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EMAIL =: joedentu[ at ]sover.net
NAME = Joseph w. McClister Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Jersey Orginal now Vermont
Time: 1998-12-01 23:53:09
Comments: I was on sea float in June & July '70 i was a sfm3 anyone who wants to contact me answer e- mail .


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EMAIL =: thetz[ at ]sheriffleefl.org
NAME = Tim Hetz
Website: Lee County (Florida) Sheriff's Office
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Time: 1998-11-27 10:02:20
Comments: Served as radioman at NSA Det Cat Lo, RVN, 1967-68. Would like to hear from anyone else who served there.


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EMAIL =: jag 7560 [ at ]ccp,com
NAME = DELBERT GOBEN
Website:
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: ST. JOSEPH,MO
Time: 1998-11-26 01:20:26
Comments: HIGUYS, FIRST OFF "WELCOME HOME", I SERVED ABOARD THE USS CHARA E-31,FROM MAR.66 TO JUN.68 WHEN I APPLIED FOR IN COUNTRY. AFTER TRAING AT PENDLETON AND 2WKS LEAVE I WAS SENT TO THE LAN OF THE SANDPANS. WAS IN DANANG AT CAMP TENSHAW FOR ABOUT A WEEK THEN SENT TO CAU-VIET ON THE DONG HA OR CAU-VIET RIVER, WHICH EVER YOU PREFER TO CALL IT. I WAS THE COXSIN ON LCM-38,"STING RAY 2" WAS MY CALL SIGN. I'M GLAD I WENT, BUT WISH I HADN'T OF, YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW WHERE CAU-VIET IS, IT IS OR USED TO BE, ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE DMZ. I SURF THE NET QUITE A BIT ABOUT NAM,AND FIND A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE MARINES OR ARMY IN THE HILLS, A LOT ON THE DELTA, BUT NONE ON THE DMZ,WHY IS THIS? THE LCM I WAS ON WAS ALSO USED FOR MINE SWEEPS, BUT WE NEVER HAD THE SHELDING THAT YOU SEE THAT WAS USED IN THE DELTA, JUST THE BOAT AND ONE 50CAL. PLUS OUR REGULAR SIDE ARMS. THER WERE 2 OTHER MEN BESIDES MYSELF, A GUNNER WE CALLED RED AND AN ENGINEMAN WE CALLED SLIM. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF THEM I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM OR ANY OF YOU " RIVER RATS". got to go for now hope to here from you all "THANKS"


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EMAIL =: mcgowan[ at ]chesapeake.net
NAME = David McGowan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Huntingtown, MD
Time: 1998-11-24 22:20:40
Comments: Hope ya don't mind an "Army Puke" leaving a message, but I was at Rach Gia 2/69-2/70 as the Army Birddog pilot (Shotgun 33) flying from the short strip. Lots of fond memories of the Navy PBRs, SeaWolfs, Seals, etc. Salute to the Navy!


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EMAIL =: jporter[ at ]d11.uscg.mil
NAME = John Porter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alameda, CA
Time: 1998-11-17 20:30:52
Comments: Great job on this web page. I served on USS TUTUILA (ARG-4), first in An Thoi and then in Nha Be, 1970. The photo of the Annapolis really brought back memories. Processed through the Annapolis in spring 1970 but never did get a pic of it; bought my Pentax after I got to the "Toot." Will pass this link on to a couple of buddies I'm still in touch with. Anyone have any photo's of either Nha Be or TUTUILA?


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EMAIL =: JIMARA123[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = JAMES WIENER ETC RET
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: TOLEDO OH
Time: 1998-11-17 18:54:58
Comments: NAS DANANG 1970 -71 PBR MOBLE BASE ONE PHU BI JAN 70 -MAY70 USS CHIPOLA AO63 VIETMAN COAST 1972


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EMAIL =: Cpatch914[ at ]aol.com
NAME = G.E.Langworthy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Upstate New York
Time: 1998-11-15 22:46:14
Comments: In country 9/29/70 to 9/29/71. After turnover in Cat Lo rode Swifts with Costal Flotilla V (advisor). Spent most of the year at Solid Anchor (Nam Can).


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EMAIL =: kbuc[ at ]fascination.com
NAME = KENNETH R. BUCHO-EN1 (SS-DV) RET. NAVY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Rock Springs,Wyoming
Time: 1998-11-12 05:13:20
Comments: Looking for anyone that served on: ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT ONE. LCU-1481, 1620&1621, (1968-1969) USS GARRETT COUNTY LST-786,(1969-1970) ENJOYED READING ABOUT BROWNWATER NAVY. JOE T. BUNDY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.


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EMAIL =: eg65[ at ]mindspring.com
NAME = Dave Wallace
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1998-11-11 23:59:08
Comments: OinC PCFs 32 & 65 out of Cat Lo and Sa Dec in 1969-70. Water-skiied the Bassac!


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EMAIL =: ramled[ at ]fone.net
NAME = Ed St. Clair
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pueblo, Colorado
Time: 1998-11-11 01:55:42
Comments: Second time I've gone through your pix and stories. Thought I signed a guest book about a year ago. I used to fly into Rach Gia during 1968. Who can ever forget buzzing the guards so they could lower the gates to block road traffic so we could land. I was the senior engineer advisor to the 21st Infantry Division, located in Bac Lieu. I actually worked mostly with the 21st Infantry Division Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in Soc Trang. Never knew you guys were there, near Rach Gia! Some coordination, huh? Spent many days in your area. We were responsible for the lower six provinces, and I spent time in Rach Gia, Can Tho, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Cha La, and down into the UMinh Forest. Was in country, 17 Jan 68 - 9 Jan 69. As before, your pix of Rach Gia bring back old memories. The "Brown Water Navy" is a marvelous piece of work! Ed St. Clair LTC, EN, AUS, RET


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EMAIL =: longaker[ at ]kendaco.telebyte.com
NAME = Ray F. Longaker Jr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Washington
Time: 1998-11-07 04:27:51
Comments: Thank you for a great site. Presently, the YRBM-20 is at the Delta-Pier at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Washington. (Yes, for real!) :>) I am now a licensed tug boat captain and today, 2 November 1998, I moved the YFNB-19 from alongside the YRBM-20 to another pier. I printed out several of your pages and took them to work with me this morning because I knew ahead of time that I was going to do the move. I gave copies of your pages to the docking pilot, docking officer and several others. I explained to them that the first time that I saw the YRBM-20 was when I was on my way to the "Grand Canal" in the latter part of July 1970. They were all amazed that the YRBM-20 had been towed back to the states from Viet Nam. In addition, everyone enjoyed your narration's as did I. I was then a First Class Boatswains Mate and Boat Captain of ATC-14 (Irma-La-Douche). "Irma" had all the guns and armor of an ATC and in addition had two water cannons and all the pumping gear in the well deck. With the water cannons going, we put out 2,700 gallons of water a minute at 250 pounds of pressure at the nozzles. We were used to sweep the banks ahead of the other boats to detonate booby-traps and uncover cashes and other types of non-explosive traps. I would be most interested if you might have a picture(s) of ATC-14. I arrived at your location on the Mekong just after the fire you had and at the time the STAB boats were doing Bid-Patrol both day and night around their gasoline barge on the Long Xuyen side of the Mekong just off your port side. I was actually tied up in a nest outboard of YRBM-16 which was anchored astern of the YRBM-20. A VN sampan approached my boat and my crew and I were alerted, of course. Then I noticed a PF soldier laying in the bottom of the boat not looking to well. I motioned the sampan alongside and climbed into the sampan and saw that the PF was wounded. I reached down to pick him up and when I did my hand went through his back and partially into his lung. I couldn't stop there so I got him onto my boat and had the crew get the first aid kit. I then forced his mouth open, because he was in a fit and was biting his tongue. I then place a plastic airway into his mouth and got him breathing again. One of the Alpha boats I was transiting with saw me and came alongside. With the PF I jumped on board and the Alpha took us to the YRBM-20 where you had two doctors. I got him to sick bay and the doctors took over. The guy was still alive. When they took off his shirt it reveled that he'd been tortured by the VC and shot several times with an AK-47 as part of the torture. One of the rounds hit a rib and took out part of his back! The doc's kept him alive though and got him on the MediVac Huey that was on your flight deck. Never knew what happened to him after that. However, he was alive when he left the YRBM-20. So, that was my experience with the YRBM-20. I go by the YRBM-20 almost everyday on the tug now. Cannot get that picture out of my mind and at times I still have trouble keeping my hands clean. I believe that Viet Nam messed up all our brains! Hope you don't mind me telling you this tail, but thought I'd share it with you. By the way, the S.T.A.B. boat the day I arrived in your area was captained by BM1 Long who I served with on board the USS Princeton (LPH-5). As things would have it we both were in NIOTC river boat school together at Mare Island, Class 10-69. Class 10-69 was the class that was split in half. The half I was in went to the heavies, ATC's, ASPB's, and Monitors. The other half went to the then newly formed S.T.A.B. unit and were the first of their kind in Viet Nam. Anyway, I got there in October 1969, same as you and left in October 1970. Took me years and years to overcome that experience, same as most, I guess. The saying now is: "Been there! Done that! Got the "T" Shirt!" Most sincerely hope that you faired well, as well as all the other "River Rat's". Thank you again for a great site. I'll try to dig up some pictures which were my perspective of the YRBM-20 then and I'll e-mail them to you in an appropriate size. Also if you'd like, I'll send you some shots of what she looks like today. She's being used for office space and crew berthing and messing for Trident Submarines going through "Availability" at the Trident Refit Facility, Bangor Washington. Take care. Most Sincerely, Ray F. Longaker Jr. BMCM (SW) (CMC), USN/Ret Then: BM1, Boat Captain Tango 14 (Irma-La-Douche), River Squadron 13, River Division 131. P.S. Yes I do remember the "T"-bone steaks. A Carlings Black Label beer in a rusty steel can with formaldehyde in one hand and a nicely barbecued "T"-bone steak in the other and the grease and juices running down my chin in the hot sun. Nothing better! Thanks for the memories.


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EMAIL =: olbah[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = Mike West (RM2)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-10-29 19:02:25
Comments: Great site.... I was at Binh Thuy 11/67-11/68. Great pics. I didnt take any of annapolis hotel.. too scared comming in country, and too short leaving.., however, did have some bozo master at arms assigne me to guard duty (on last night in Nam) at the bunker in back of the annapolis. I wasnt too happy about that, why not a NFG. Was anyone at Binh Thuy when the ammo dump went up?? I got some pretty good pics before concussion of pallets of 500 lb bombs knocked me and another RM (Terry Collum) off the bunker we were sitting on (With a Fifth) Thanks again for the memories... Mike West


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EMAIL =: PBR[ at ]writeme.com
NAME = Kerry N. Schaefer
Website: PBR Forces Veterans Association, Inc.
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: USA
Time: 1998-10-27 01:52:39
Comments: Great Page,,,only one problem, you can't really realize life aboard a YRBM it was a truely different world,,. life on a PBR was not as confinded, but the good part was the hot beer barge along side. Thanks Kent for the picture of life on this one. Kerry N. Schaefer Pres. PBR FVA http://www.pbr-fva.org


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EMAIL =: wasson[ at ]netcnct.net
NAME = Tom Wasson
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: The Dalles, Oregon
Time: 1998-10-25 05:37:56
Comments: I was stationed at Binh Thuy 3/67 through 5/67. Engineman 3rd class. Section 512. Was injured twice (gunshot); last one sent me back to the States; spent some months [ at ] Tripler Army Hospital and Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. Looking for "Dog" Dawson or any other crewmates. Well done Website.......!


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EMAIL =: jrusso[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = John Russo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego, CA \
Time: 1998-10-24 22:26:39
Comments: Thanks for the memories. I was a member or RivDiv 554 during 1969, finishing my tour at RivPatFLOT 5 headquarters.


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EMAIL =: daileyservices[ at ]uswest.net
NAME = Tom C. Dailey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Denver, Colorado - drier here!
Time: 1998-10-24 17:33:02
Comments: ...stuck on Guam, MI, for most of 67-69. TAD into VungTau commcenter, but back to "duva". guess I was lucky, though did'nt feel like it. Our ship went up river in 1962! (of course WE were'nt there, you know). My buddy Tom Lefavour ET3 there, and got a VVA buddy in Denver (Frank Riddle EM I think) who was on swifts. Watch those bights, sailor! "Barlady, another 33 please!" Tom


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EMAIL =: BAS236[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Burke Salsi
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: North Carolina
Time: 1998-10-24 06:20:45
Comments: A great site and great photos! Visited the YRBM-20 in October or November '69 on PCF 12. We were on special operations on the Bassac and Mekong. Vividly remember your hospitality, your EM club on the barge, and someone's pet monkey. As I have photos especially of "Air" boats with .30 caliber mg's, I will review soon. Great Job and thanks.


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EMAIL =: rhfries[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = Ralph J. Fries
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Escondido, Ca.
Time: 1998-10-24 05:00:44
Comments: You have a very good web page. I served with River Section 543 & 535 from 6/67 to 6/68. Presently I am the Secretary/Treasurer/Maintenance/Supply Officer of the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, West Coast Chapter. If you would be interested in our organization, Please contact me at my E-mail address (rhfries[ at ]pacbell.net or our toll free telephone 888 610 6070. We do publish a quarterly newsletter.


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EMAIL =: AnthonyRT[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Anthony R. Taylor
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Reston, VA
Time: 1998-10-23 23:45:20
Comments: I'm a Swift Boat sailor (PCF-16) who operated out of Danang and Chu Lai in '66-67. God bless the Brown Water Sailors.


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EMAIL =: eds3rd[ at ]easystreet.com
NAME = Ed Sinclair
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: So. Calif during Service time
Time: 1998-10-15 06:48:54
Comments: I was an early participant in US Navy RVN operations as a crew member on 36' minesweeping boats of MinDiv 33 stationed in Sasebo, Japan. In 1964 (early summer) we carried First Force Recon Marines to Vietnam and spent several weeks making charts of Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang,and other potential ports, dropping the Marines ashore ahead of our charting efforts for security. We were moored aft of the Turner Joy and Maddox at the pier in Subic Bay (late July after returning from Vietnam)only to find out in the coming weeks these ships were principals in the Tonkin Gulf incident. Our ten boats were embarked on the USS Epping Forest MCS-7 (Mine Countermeasures Support ship, a WWII LSD! After this first trip to SVN, about every time we got underway we went to Vietnam and participated in Market Time coastal surveillance or other special operations. I was discharged in 1966 after a one year involuntary extension was rescinded for my rating (ETR3)after spending 31 months overseas, 25 months having collected Hostile Fire Pay for our coastal/river surveillance efforts in Vietnam. I served briefly on the USS Widgeon MSC-208 for a couple of months prior to discharge. MinDiv 33 and the MSC's were part of Mine Flotilla One in Sasebo. MinFlot 1 was commanded by Capt.A.M. Savage whose family owned Savage Arms Co. He had nice shotguns, and used to shoot skeet of the flight deck (helo pad) of the Epping Forest. I can recall some YFB's in Sasebo being fitted with helo pads and berthing spaces in 1966, did these end up being YRBM's? We were told these vessels were to be towed to SVN rivers as command platforms for riverine operations.


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EMAIL =: Bluebot48[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Richard Woods
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Mexico
Time: 1998-10-11 04:57:06
Comments: 1968 RAG91 A-91-2 1969 RAS153 A-52 1970(Advisor)RID 40&41


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EMAIL =: dforebac[ at ]emh1.lead.army.mil
NAME = Douglas Foreback
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Chambersburg Pa.
Time: 1998-10-09 14:50:39
Comments: Great site,I spent 24 years in the USAF. Spent all my overseas time in Germany. Never knew about the Brown Water Navy


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EMAIL =: 4beachcomers[ at ]prodigy.net
NAME = Thomas N. Bristow
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego
Time: 1998-10-06 06:07:13
Comments: Didn't think anyone remembered us so well! Nice to see an interest in our boats. I served on the YRBM 16 from 69 to 70. I was a LCM coxswain and an LSE. Your photos really bring back memories!! I, too have many photos should you be interested. I also have some photos showing the Cobra recovery. My boat crew stood by that day at the "20". By the way, you're right, the food was better on the "20"!! Best wishes and keep the page going!


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EMAIL =: jbwest[ at ]ptialaska.net
NAME = JAMES L. WEST JR.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: KENAI, ALASKA
Time: 1998-10-01 05:56:33
Comments: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS FROM RIV DIV 515


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EMAIL =: pkuhn5[ at ]compuserve.com
NAME = Paul Kuhn
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Texas
Time: 1998-09-30 20:04:15
Comments: I served in Veitnam from 11/67 to 11/68 in the Riverine Assult Force TF-117, River Assult Division 112, Boat # T-112-6. It sure would be great to hear from any or all of my fellow shipmates in the division, especially from my boat. My shipmates were: BM1 T.T. Taylor; BM2 E.C. Claborn; EN3 G.W. Machin; ETR3 G.P. Murry; SN H.B. Chauncey Jr.; and SN W.W. Pytlewski. If anyone knows how to get in touch with these guys please let me know. Paul Kuhn 113 W. Mark Harker Heights, Texas 76548 ( 254 ) 690-1384 pkuhn5[ at ]compuserve.com or kuhnp[ at ]hood-emh3.army.mil Thank You


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EMAIL =: pkuhn5[ at ]compuserve.com
NAME = Paul Kuhn
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From: Texas
Time: 1998-09-30 20:02:19
Comments: I served in Veitnam from 11/67 to 11/68 in the Riverine Assult Force TF-117, River Assult Division 112, Boat # T-112-6. It sure would be great to hear from any or all of my fellow shipmates in the division, especially from my boat. My shipmates were: BM1 T.T. Taylor; BM2 E.C. Claborn; EN3 G.W. Machin; ETR3 G.P. Murry; SN H.B. Chauncey Jr.; and SN W.W. Pytlewski. If anyone knows how to get in touch with these guys please let me know. Paul Kuhn 113 W. Mark Harker Heights, Texas 76548 ( 254 ) 690-1384 pkuhn5[ at ]compuserve.com or kuhnp[ at ]hood-emh3.army.mil Thank You

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