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Record 2300 looking for anyone from the 1097th
NAME = John Perrine <EMAIL = jokervet[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1097th mb co 9th inf div BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam YEARs in VIETNAM = jan 68 dec 68 FROM WHERE = plainfield, NJ
Record 2299 Looking for old friends who served with the 1097th. Also looking for pics or any information about the service that the 1097th performed with the task force 117 and the Brown Water Navy. This is a very informative site, but unfortunately nothing about the 1097th or 1098th.
NAME = Don Messner <EMAIL = vietvet1097[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1097th transportation Co.(MB) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn, Vung Tau, Phan Ran, Dong Tam, Can Tho, My Tho, YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/66-12/67 FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, Pa
Record 2298 I am looking for anyone that was on YFU-59 at the time that I was on it.
It has been a longtime and I would like to here from you Guys. E-Mail me Please.....
NAME = Kenny Smith <EMAIL = harley1_3[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-59 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-68 FROM WHERE = Stillwater, Okla
Record 2297 My name is Robert Taylor, I was the gunners mate aboard the YFU-69 in 67,68. I would like to get in touch with the crew of that time. Chief Coshow, QM2 Smith (Smitty), SN Ross,PO1 Swanson, Cook Taylor, BM3 (Pete) Perez, and anyone else that was aboard during those years that I might have forgotton.
NAME = Robert R Taylor <EMAIL = highwaysandhedges[ at ]prodigy.net.mx> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-69 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966, 1967 FROM WHERE = Mexico, REFFERED By = Surfed in
Record 2296 my brothers hope you are all well
NAME = patrick kennedy <EMAIL = kenne297[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ytl 456 BASEs or LOCATIONS= chu lai YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 1/2 67-68 FROM WHERE = chicago, il
Record 2295 U.S.Navy 6-69 to 4-78 (RM1). Assigned to MACV during tours, attached tdy at times to MRF Operations Centers. Involved in RVN PBR training (communications)and during turn over of boats to RVN.
NAME = Donald Dowling <EMAIL = ddowlingsr[ at ]earthlink.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF116, MACV, BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ving Long, Tra Doc, Vam Co Dong River YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/70-8/71, 4/72-3/73
Record 2294 Pat Ford was my cousin. The official story of how he entered the water last, was shot through his lung, and then found at the bottom of the river doesn't square with the photo you have of the PBR 750 beached and burning. Anybody out there also have info on how his body might have been "stolen," and then "rescued?" I heard that story while dining with the crew of the FFG-54 in Everett, Washington. How could that happen if his body was retrieved from the bottom of the river (the official story given to his family)? What is the truth here? The FFG-54 crew still can't seem to get the ship's logo right. They are currently using the Ford Motor Company logo. Talk about the fusion of the Military and the Industrial Sectors.....
Record 2292 Arrived in January, 1970. After-fifty gunner. Stationed with RivDiv 513 and, later, joined by RivDiv 571. PBR Class 94
NAME = Charles Parks <EMAIL = PACS164[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 554 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Soi, RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
Record 2291 IN COUNTRY 1966 WITH NAVAL SUPPORT ACT. TRANSFERRED TO
YFR890 AS E-4 STOREKEEPER -RELIEVED SK3 WATLEY.BM1 GURNSEY WAS BOAT CAPTAIN.WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO WAS
AT COFAT COMPOUND 1966 TO 1967. I LIVED AT KESON HOTEL.
NAME = JIMMY K. COLE <EMAIL = AMERLKVET[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR890 1966 TO 1967 ALSO COFAT COMPOUND YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967 FROM WHERE = TOCOMA, WA.
Record 2290 Just surfing.Was in Cat Lo 69-70.don't remember too many names.Had recent contact with OnC Dave Wallace BOAT 32.Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
NAME = john garca rd3 <EMAIL = john_g46[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 32 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan69-Mar70 FROM WHERE = GRAND PRAIRIE, TX REFFERED By = SURFING
Record 2289 I came in-country 5/68 and was assigned to the armory at the helo pad. I came in the same time as Hank, I think they named the pad in his memory after he was killed in early 69. The only other airdale on the pad at that time was ABH3 Peck and myself.
Nha Be was still a mess from the May Tet, we worked long hours re-stocking ammo and building rockets.
One of the guys had just returned from the hospital in Japan, the barracks area where the armory crew bunked was hit by a rocket during the Feb. Tet and he was wounded.
I stood duty at night as a shore patrol and later after spending 29 days at 3rd. field in Saigon I worked night check at the pad.
I was sent to An Thoi in the early fall of 68 on a 90 day TAD. I was down there to operate the air strip until another ABH2 arrived to relieve me. I requested to stay and did so until Dec.69
I often think of Hank, although I didn't serve with him but 4 or 5 months. He was an ABF2 with about 8 years in. I remember that he had a wife and a 10 year old Son back in Fl. He passed on R&R to save money for his family. Hank was always a straight arrow, he always stayed in while the rest of us went out on the beach drinking and raising hell. I hope that his son knows what a good and thoughtful guy he was. I wish that I had been there for him.
NAME = David Moulder <EMAIL = Wdmoulder[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, An Thoi YEARs in VIETNAM = 68, 69 FROM WHERE = Lewisville, TX
Record 2288 My father (JAMES Aubrey GRANT) asked if I could be of any help to him in finding old friends. He'd very much like to hear from anyone he served with in Vietnam. I've heard a lot of stories but he says it was so long ago that he has a hard time remembering names. He served two tours.....
Thank you for any help....
Lsmigels[ at ]hotmail.com
NAME = Lisa Grant <EMAIL = lsmigels[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = STAB YEARs in VIETNAM = 64-68? FROM WHERE = Elizabethton, TN REFFERED By = surfing
Record 2287 My husband David Gosey was in the United States Navy. He received survival training in the spring of 1967 at Mare Island, California. Was sent to Nha Be, Vietnam and was stationed at River Section 541 and was on a PBR boat. He returned to the state in June 1968 and were stationed at Charleston Naval Base in the Minecraft Support Unit for the remaining of his tour. After leaving the Nacy he got his Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Architecture from Clemson University. We now live in Easley, South Carolina.
NAME = CINDY GOSEY <EMAIL = CGOSEY[ at ]CLEMSON.EDU> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVER SECTION 541, PBR BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE, VIETNAM YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = CLIFFSIDE, NC
Record 2286 I served on ATC-112-9 from Dec 1967 to August 1968, as BM-3 coxswain, when I and three of my boat crew were wounded and sent home. Just happen to surf in from the MRFA web site. I have been trying to locate some of my old shipmates off of tango-9. So far I have not had much luck, I guess they do not cruise these web sites. Too bad, these are some outstanding sites. While looking at some of the pictures I noticed a tango boat that was mined on the Qua Viet river. I was there when she was blown up by a 750 lb. magnetic mine. They were lead boat in the right column of a mine sweeping operation we did every morning, I was in the second boat, left column. It was sad that only one man survived that explosion. I was good friends with the coxswain, who did not make it. Well if any knows what happened to Andy Greif, Walter Evans, Al Ganster, Art Hill, Dwane Gardner, or Tom Hinton from tango-9 let me know at my email address. Again this is a great web site.
NAME = Rodger T. Auld (Animal) <EMAIL = rodgerauld[ at ]sbcglobal.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.Div-112, ATC-112-9 BASEs or LOCATIONS= IV corps and I corps (Qua Viet river) YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 to 1968 FROM WHERE = Fairfield, Ca.
Record 2285 Would like to hear from anybody still out there. Also what happened to LCDR. Poe and Warrant Officer Cousins as well CPO McGown. My Boat was Kirkwood 668(PBR 68) of which I became Boat Captain after PO Grubb was hit.
NAME = Terry Vogler <EMAIL = TerryVglr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR'S BASEs or LOCATIONS= Go Dau Ha YEARs in VIETNAM = 69,70 FROM WHERE = Rohnert Park, Ca REFFERED By = Surf in
Record 2284 My name is David Clark Gosey. I was stationed at Nha Bhe, Vietnam with River Section 541 fromn June 1967- June 1968.
I was an Engineman.
NAME = David Gosey <EMAIL = David.Gosey[ at ]jacobs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 541 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Bhe, Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = Cliffside, NC
Record 2283 I was stationed aboard the YRBM-16 until we were towed by tug to Guam,stopping first in the Philipenes.Anyone remember?Also if someone can help I am tring to find a ships patch.Hope to hear from somebody.I was an engineman onboard the "16".The ride to Guam was wild!!!What a storm we hit!!
NAME = James(MIKE)Buchanan <EMAIL = jbuchanan51[ at ]MSN.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 YEARs in VIETNAM = July1970-July1971 FROM WHERE = Somerset, Mass.
Record 2282 I was stationed aboard the YRBM-16 until we were towed by tug to Guam,stopping first in the Philipenes.Anyone remember?Also if someone can help I am tring to find a ships patch.Hope to hear from somebody.I was an engineman onboard the "16".
NAME = James(MIKE)Buchanan <EMAIL = jbuchanan51[ at ]MSN.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 YEARs in VIETNAM = July1970-July1971 FROM WHERE = Somerset, Mass.
Record 2281 My husband David Gosey was stationed with the Navy in Nha Bhe,
Vietnam. He was in River Section 541. His tour of duty was from June 1967-June 1968.
NAME = Cindy Gosey <EMAIL = CGOSEY[ at ]CLEMSON.EDU> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR-River Section 541 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Bhe, Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = Cliffside, NC
Record 2280 RM2 radio/tty repair II, III, & IV Corps areas. Mostly out of Tan Son Nut to mostly everywhere in the III, and IV areas. Detached from Nha Be to Sa Dec mid year.
Home in one piece and still wondering: what the hell was that???? tc
NAME = Tom Cooke <EMAIL = tom.cooke[ at ]yvmh.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Roadrunner - NSA Det Nha Be, SaDec and more YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 FROM WHERE = San Jose, CA REFFERED By = surfed in
Record 2279 Was with rivdiv 91 in 67 68. C-91-1 for awhile till A-91-7
got in country.Boat capt was Sauder on A-91-7 then it was R.L. Mayes. Welcome home to all the boat crews and our support.Would like to hear from anyone who knows the boat capt of C-91-1 in early 68. He was a short B.M.chief.
NAME = Jerry Weston (wes) <EMAIL = yellowzonkermsn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = C-91-1 and A-91-7 BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam IV corp YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = sutherlin, or REFFERED By = mrfa
Record 2278 Looking for crew members from June 69 thru June 70. Hope to hear from some old friends.
NAME = Grothouse <EMAIL = j.giddy46[ at ]wcoil.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-82 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Delphos, Ohio REFFERED By = Scanning web page
Record 2277 still keep in touch with some of the guys from the 71 boat.Can't even remember the other boats i served on, or the guys on them. I do remember an incident where one of our boats was nearly sunk at seafloat and took a lot of casualties.Don't remember the boat number .i do remember standing in the blood , shoveling shell casings over the side though.Then a big operation pulverizing the area the ambush occurred in.Pissing in the wind is what I called it.I left seafloat shortly after that, for patrols out of Ha Thien,up the Vinh The canal.Finally back to Cat Lo to come home.It's really hell, I don't remember most of my shipmates,but can't forget them either. Oh well. Give me an e mail if you remember me, joggle my memory if you can.
NAME = steve weekley <EMAIL = weekley6732[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = cosdiv13&11 pcf71,36?,several others BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo,binh thuy,sadec,ha thien,seafloat, others YEARs in VIETNAM = oct69-oct70 FROM WHERE = columbia, s.c.
Record 2276 "Hearts Actual" Psyops/Polwar officer onboard Seafloat from May-Sept 70, then Solid anchor until Dec 70.
NAME = Tom Byrnes <EMAIL = tombyrne[ at ]bellsouth.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Operation Seafloat BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Xuyen Province, Ca Mau District YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = St. Augustine, Fl
Record 2275 looking for anyone serving the same time as me and same unit as me. miss the contact between buddies and freinds in the service. would like to chat and remember the good times and the bad.
NAME = james swartz (canuck) WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = swartz187[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = cs uss independence YEARs in VIETNAM = 1962to1966 FROM WHERE = canada, on REFFERED By = son
Record 2274 IT'S VETERANS DAY '03. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AND WELCOME HOME!
NAME = RICHARD M. COX <EMAIL = richard.m.cox[ at ]navy.mil> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = VAL-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= BIEN THUY, VIET NAM (NEAR CAN THO) YEARs in VIETNAM = 71-72 FROM WHERE = SUMMERVILLE, S.C. REFFERED By = SURFIN'
Record 2273 I am looking for anyone who may have known my Uncle, Gary Romsos. He passed away this year from Cancer. Just wanted t know a little abou his tour. All i can remember is that he was a "RIVER RAT" I think he mentioned that most onhis boat were killed, no sure though. I also think he s there from '67 - '69 He had dissapeared for a short while around Christmas of either '67 or '68. He came from Stangleville, WI. any info will help thanks
NAME = Richard Romsos <EMAIL = goomb71471[ at ]aol.com> YEARs in VIETNAM = '67 - '69 FROM WHERE = Kewaunee, WI REFFERED By = Surfed In
Record 2272 I was assigned the League and the Jefferson at Cat Lo Naval Base in 1967-1968. Quite an experience.
NAME = wayne gray <EMAIL = bmcmuscg[ at ]beachlink.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC Point League/USCGC Point Jefferson BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo Naval Base YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = Nags Head, N.C.
Record 2271 As you can tell I spent two tours in Vietnam. My first tour I was on the Yrbm 16 when it got hit.
My second tour was on the YRBM 21 doing what I did the first time driving mike boats.
Give me a shout if you get a chance.
Take care shipmates
NAME = Ed Courtright <EMAIL = riverrat047[ at ]cox.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16 / YRBM 21 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967/ 1968 & 1969 / 1970 FROM WHERE = Oceanside, Ca
Record NA The lips of the righteous know what is fitting,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
Record 2270 This Veterans day on PBS, there will be a documentary called "Be good, Smile Pretty" about the search of a daughter whose father was killed in Vietnam when she was three months old and her effort to find out everything about her father. 58 thousand plus lost their lives in Vietnam and so did 20,000 plus children lose one of their parents in that war. My prayers got out not only to the men and women that died in VN, but to their kids and families that live with that pain today and not ever knowing them.
NAME = Terry Boone <EMAIL = mtboone[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 90 CosDiv 15 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Qui Nhon YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = KC, MO.
Record 2269 Enjoyed you page very much ... Welcome Home and Thanks For your Service ...
Record 2268 Spent 18 months on Guam, thought I was going to get shore duty...ended up on Snohomish County in Vietnam. Would like contact with anybody on same deployment.
NAME = Ronald L Wornell <EMAIL = ronxlvi[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1126 USS Snohomish County BASEs or LOCATIONS= San Diego Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 1966 FROM WHERE = Los Angeles, CA REFFERED By = Surfin
Record 2267 Was hoping that some one knew my step dad Troy Belcher, He served on a lot of ships but I know he was on the Leary DD 879, If any one remembers him please contact me at DIrish333[ at ]aol.com, I would love to hear about his time in the Navy.
Record 2266 Wanting to know if anyone has photos of the Grotto "cave bar" on the Southern edge of Cam Ranh. I do have some photos of Cam Ranh village, Ba Ngoi, and some bay sites such as the Jap gunship from WW2. My albums can be found on the 12 TFW (Tac Fighter Wing) website in the Cam Ranh Bay photo album. I was NCOIC of Ward 11 at the hosp. (Orthopedics)
NAME = Roger Schrater <EMAIL = rogerjeanita1[ at ]comcast.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 12th. USAF Hospital BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Ranh Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = Albany, OR
Record 2265 NELLO D'AMATO, IF YOU SEE THIS MESSAGE WRITE ME BACK. I'VE TRIED TO RESPOND TO YOUR ENTRIES SEVERAL TIMES BUT FOR SOME REASON IT DOESN'T WORK.I WAS ON LST-905 UNTIL MAR '69 I THINK YOU CAME ABOARD ABOUT THE TIME I LEFT OR SHORTLY BEFORE. JIM HARTNESS
Record 2264 first home in nam.was on the 18 until we went up on slingshot.i remember good food, and a good repair crew.i remember the doc as he took care of me for a month.i was on 720 dec 14 68 and was one of six wounded.after tra cu we came back to my tho the to hunterton county.the 18 sure beat the lst for comfort!after the lst we went back to the vam co dong and i was there until i left the country.never saw the 18 again.
NAME = randall tidwell <EMAIL = randy_tidwell28127[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 534 BASEs or LOCATIONS= yrbm-18 tra cu my tho hunterton county YEARs in VIETNAM = sept 68-sept 69 FROM WHERE = greensboro, n.c REFFERED By = surfed in
Record 2263 Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Getting older memory going fast.Found OnC of boat 32. He came to DALLAS TX. We got together for dinner.Will be glad to hear from anyone.
NAME = John Garca RD3 <EMAIL = john_g46[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = swift boat 32 BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo YEARs in VIETNAM = jan 69- mar70 FROM WHERE = GRAND PRAIRIE, TX.
Record 2262 It only took 34 years to find a way to thank you guys for the ride. I was a 20 year old SP4 nicknamed Pizza face and worked the delta. My partner and I stayed in hoch on the Navy side and had to take a lot of boat rides to get our job done. I am really gald I didn't know how safe those boats weren't or I probally would't have got onboard. Of course I rode a chopper down but you always got me back so your one up on the Army. I worked with Kaz, Poole and Champ and have never seen any of them since4-69. Great website I'll be back.
NAME = Rick Flynn <EMAIL = blasterflynn[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Army EOD BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam Mytho YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Witt, Il
Record 2261 I left a message before. Just wanted to leave more info on my father. They called him Chief, and was also on the Mauna Kea. If anyone knows of him, please let me know. Thank You
Record 2260 I really don't know what to say here. First let me say this. I am thankful for this web site. I have been searching everywhere for info on Viet Nam river boats, and stories about the crews. Now I have found it. My father was never able to tell me about his experiences.
I just wanted to see by chance a picture of my father. My fathers name is Celon K. Murdent, Gunners Mate First Class.
Record 2259 I would like to here from anyone that was aboared when we got mined up river (what a night) any of you guyes that was in outside repair please email me THANKS
NAME = John Biggs <EMAIL = jb44[ at ]actionnet.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS SPHINX (ARL-24) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Makong River YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = Siletz, OR. REFFERED By = Surfing
Record 2258 Just say hi to very one that made it home.
NAME = Bill Leary <EMAIL = onenarc[ at ]worldnet.att.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 118th assualt helicopter co. THUNDERBIRDS BASEs or LOCATIONS= ben hoa YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/68 FROM WHERE = Sparks , NV REFFERED By = Just looking around
Record 2257 Deciated to my GREAT BUDDY Georgo D. Tinko, lossed Feb 21'69,Cau-viet,svn, LCM36, When Charles blew his boat out from under him. REST IN PEACE BUDDY. And to the other 13 men that were burnt alive when our base caught fire from 6,000 gals. JP4 fuel because our XO SCREWED UP. And to the 26 Marines that gave their lives, Feb 26,"69 Protecting the base when Mr. "C" tried to over run it that night. I only wish we did what were were told to do, then maybe all of these brave men would have come home with the rest of us.
NAME = Delbert Goben <EMAIL = TSNOOKUMSP[ at ]netscape.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USSCHARA-AE31,3 TOURS BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAU-VIET-CLEARWATER MINE SWEEPS,LCM-38, YFU-54 YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969 FROM WHERE = ST.. JOSEPH, MO. REFFERED By = MRSVR
Record 2256 FIRST OFF, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME HOME MY BROTHERS. WE WERE PART OF A WORTHY CAUSE. I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH ME, ON THE MADERA CTY AND THE PAGE CTY. FROM 69 TO 71. I HAVE BEEN VISITING THIS SITE FOR 3 YEARS, AND HAVE'NT SEEN ANY MENTION OF SERVICE FROM THESE SHIPS. I KNOW I WAS'NT DREAMING MY TWO TOURS.
NAME = NELLO D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANDINGSHIP SQUADRON 2 BASEs or LOCATIONS= MADERA CTY 905, PAGE CTY 1076 YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71 FROM WHERE = WASH.DC, -
Record 2255 SERVED ABOARD THE USS MERCER JAN. 1969 UNTIL SEPT. 1969.
GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED THEN AND NOW,
NAME = TROY C. HAYES <EMAIL = maintenance[ at ]scs.k12.al.us> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MERCER APB 39 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DELTA YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 FROM WHERE = LEIGHTON, AL.
Record 2254 I AM SEARCHING FOR MY HUSBANDS FATHER. THE INFORMATION I HAVE IS FROM MY MOTHER IN LAW WHO IS VIETNAMESE, HER NAME IS THU BA HUYNH. SHE BORNED MY HUSBAND WHEN SHE WAS 16 YRS. OLD ON OCTOBER 27,1970 IN VUNG TAU,VIETNAM.THU BA SAYS SHE CALLED MY HUBANDS FATHER "BUD Y" SHE DID LIVE WITH HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE FROM CAT LO BASE IN A SMALL APT OR HOUSE. SHE ALSO TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD REMEMBER WHEN HE TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS IN LABOR AND SHE LEFT A BABY BLANKET IN THE HALLWAY ON A CHAIR AND SOMEONE TOOK IT. "BUD Y" GOT STATIONED SOMEWHERE ELSE BEFORE HE WAS BORN. SO HE DID'T KNOW WHAT HIS NAME IS OR ANYTHING."BUD Y" DID COME BACK TO FIND THEM, BUT THEY WERE ALREADY GONE TO THAILAND. MY HUSBANDS NAME IS MINH AND IS NOW 33 YRS OLD, AND I'M HOPING TO HAVE SOME LUCK WITH VERY LITTLE INFORMATION. MINH CAME TO L.A. WHEN HE WAS NINE YRS. OLD AND LEFT VIETNAM WHEN HE WAS 7 OR 8 YRS OLD.HIS GRANDMA STILL LIVES THERE. SO IF ANYONE WENT BY "BUD Y" AND KNOWS THEY MADE A BABY WITH A VIETNAMESE WOMAN NAMED THU BA HUYNH PLZ EMAIL ME
NAME = TINA <EMAIL = tinaz_song[ at ]yahoo.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= VUNG TAU ,VIETNAM CAT LO BASE YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968,69,70 & poss. 71 FROM WHERE = unknown, REFFERED By = SEARCHING FOR A FATHER
Record 2253 JUST DROPPING A LINE TO ANY SEAWOLVES OUT THERE - CAGE -
NAME = TERRY W. TIRRELL MAC(AW/NAC)USN RET. <EMAIL = TERRIBLE2GEORGE[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 SEAWOLVES DET 1 & SEALORDS BASEs or LOCATIONS= SEA FLOAT-NAM CAN/ BINH THUY YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/69-12/70 FROM WHERE = BILOXI, MS REFFERED By = SURFED IN LOOKING FOR WOLVES
Record 2252 I am researching a story concerning a member of NAVFORV who served from Aug 1968 to Aug 1969 but his story is hard to believe. He states he was with MACV up north and along with 200 ARVN was captured but escaped after some helos killed (by mistake) all of the ARVN and his NVA guards. He E&E for 11 days and picked up by Army unit. This happened in May of 1969. He was a Marine StaffSgt named Wiggins. I would appreciate any infor about this or him. I am aMarine vet of Nam and presently teach college history. I do not want to include a lie in my work. I do know that he did indeed serve with NAVFORV. Jim Donovan
NAME = Jim Donovan <EMAIL = dono3[ at ]wccs.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 2dBn/3dMar - Combined Action Platoons BASEs or LOCATIONS= SW Danang - Dai loc YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-66
Record 2251 Was in Tam My and Hue for Tet 68.Had two boats blown up , but can't rember numbers.One was Rivera's boat , the other was Bucci's. What a year.
NAME = Mike Newhart <EMAIL = michaelnewhart[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-8's BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Chu Lei Hue Tam My YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 68 FROM WHERE = Pittsburgh, Pa REFFERED By = Was just surfing
Record 2250 I was an electrician on the boat. I lost track of the rest of the crew. Mike Abbot, Arnie Albaum, Red Prater, It would be fun to find those guys
NAME = Jim Smerud <EMAIL = Jsmerud[ at ]aol> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB 51 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Minron 11 det A YEARs in VIETNAM = 07-66to 07-67
Record 2249 I served on Swiftboat PCF69 I Believe it was in the summer of 1968 or 69. My crew included GM2-Rizzo, and the rest elude me for the moment. He was a good friend. Ifhe is still around & I pray he please contact me at my E'Mail address. My story this much later probably is like so mabny others. I look for all you guys, Kindred, Barr,Amstutz,annd those I have forgoten. Please contact me! I just a documentory on PCF 63 !! It really got to me.!!!!!
NAME = Gerald Schroeder <EMAIL = PCF69er[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Alamo, LSD33,UssMt Mckinley, Pcf69-swiftboat-coastal squadron,Uss Cunningham,DD-725 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang,Vietnam,Long Beach Ca. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969 FROM WHERE = Menomonee Falls,, Wi
Record 2248 looking for ships roster and any shipmates. Ernie cole, augodello (sp), some were hurt or wounded or missing. need some input. seems like i lost all my pictures. we were mined once and had some of the wire the vc wrapped the ship with and lost that to.. did not want to remember ..saw naphlm civilian casualities --kidsand adults. brought aboard for transfer. they did not look to good. lost some pbr's one mate steered the pbr back --what was left of it and him. can't rember his name. stood fuel guard with a suit that had so many holes in it and helmet thast had cracks in the visor. later they put an m16 in my hands at the same time. didn't know how to shot the thing. what was i doing there? lots of memories coming back now as i'm getting older. trying to handle all that i volunteered for.what was the name of the radio gal playing all the good oldies? almost got shot off the ship trying to go back and get my radio. made the co quite upset.. funny now then it was not. regards your mate chuck wallace
NAME = Charles Wallace <EMAIL = chasmwallace1[ at ]juno.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Harnett Cty LST821 BASEs or LOCATIONS= rivers of mekong delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/67 to 6/68 FROM WHERE = Waterford, Mich REFFERED By = Search/ ussharnett cty
Record 2247 just looking for old friends
NAME = charles rowe <EMAIL = charles.rowe[ at ]mshci.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss hornet nsa det cat lo repair div et shop YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966 1969 FROM WHERE = coal grove, ohio
Record 2246 Served at NSA DET Cat Lo from June of 1968 thru July of 1969. Served as paymaster for the Naval Support Activity, the Coast Guard and Naval Swiftboats. Stood many watches at the pictured main gate...lots of memories. Great site...keep up the good work....
NAME = Terry Laurin <EMAIL = wmu7[ at ]comcast.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Activity, Cat Lo, Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/68-7/69 FROM WHERE = Stevensville, MI REFFERED By = Found site by random search
Record 2245 To all of the bravest men I ve had the privilege of serving with whom I will be glad to call my brothers for the rest of my life...
NAME = William C Smith JR. <EMAIL = WSMITHJR[ at ]webtv.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = WINDHAM COUNTY LST1170 PAUL REVERE APA 248 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support ACTIVITY- GO DAU HA YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 FROM WHERE = FRANKLIN, TX REFFERED By = RIVER RATS just like myself
Record 2244 Like your site, haven't found any of my brothers here yet but will look regularly.
NAME = Robert H. (Bob) Stewart <EMAIL = roberthste[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Jamestown, Third Coastal Zone Advisor BASEs or LOCATIONS= at sea, Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 66 - 70 FROM WHERE = Abilene, TX
Record 2243 What a experience.Good luck to everyone!
Record 2241 I ended up in Chu Lai offloading cargo 24-7 for the Marines and the ever increasing numbers of military in that area. When we first landed on the beach we were living in tents and huts, taking baths in the ocean. I remember we had to build an enclosure because the locals coming in from fishing in the evening complained about us. I lost all my pictures and stuff. Sorry guys, I can't remember any names. It was a crazy time, lots of stuff happening. Anyone out there from Chu Lai during that time period.
NAME = william (Bill) Malloy <EMAIL = billhmalloy[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HSUPAC BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon, Danang, Chu lai YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-66 FROM WHERE = Spokane, Wa
Record 2240 Reported aboard in Dec. 1969 the boat was on a mission so I spent one night at Camp Ten Sha and then in the Navy's wisdom flew me back to the Phillipines for one night and then flew me back to Danang,I spent another night at Ten Sha before reporting aboard.
This was the best duty I had while in the Navy we had a very good crew that new their jobs and did it well, most were the only one in trade aboard.
The Navy should be proud of the men that served on the Cohoes as we had a job and we did it well
NAME = Ray Stevens <EMAIL = primary[ at ]gvn.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ANL78 U.S.S. Cohoes BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 FROM WHERE = Eureka, Ca
Record 2239 I was a Seabee [ at ] Dong Tam 69-70. I drove the Rat Patrol jeep when Charlie decided to keep us up at night. Used to get a little tipsy w/all the Riv Ron 113 guys. Our hootch was next to the Ammo bunker Charlie blew up. I was the idiot that sat in the gun turret and took pictures of the secondary explosions. Good web site!!!
NAME = Ray Earnest UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seabees BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
Record 2238 To my Brothers, those who go during that time, considering the social climate of the World(ConUSA) I owe my Thanks Jon B. Cooper
NAME = Jon B. Cooper <EMAIL = cooper.j.b[ at ]worldnet.att.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-70,Converted LCM6 Mobile Repair Shop.Hull Tech. Shop NSF-NSA BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSF-NSA Da Nang YEARs in VIETNAM = 05/70-05/71 FROM WHERE = Pima County,Tucson, AZ
Record 2237 I SERVED MY LAST YEAR OF A FOUR YEAR TOUR IN BINH THUY.
I ALONG WITH SEVERAL OF MY FORMER SHIPMATES FROM THE USS OKLAHOMA CITY SERVED OUR TOUR OF VIETNAM TOGETHER.
NAME = STEVE PERRODIN <EMAIL = JUNGLJIM[ at ]JUNO.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COMRIVFLOT FIVE BASEs or LOCATIONS= BINH THUY YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Lake Charles, LA
Record 2236 stumbled onto this web page. brought back memories and emotions I thought were gone. God Bless.
NAME = David Alvey <EMAIL = dpalvey[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 553 BASEs or LOCATIONS= gulf of thailand YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/69 11/70 FROM WHERE = louisville , ky
I just spent a year and half 2001-2002 in Vietnam. Was also
there in 69-70 attached to NSA Danang,Deep Wtr Piers.
Im starting tours to Vietnam for anyone that is interested e-mail me at --- Vietnamextreme03[ at ]yahoo.com
Also if you would like to ask questions about how it is now and as I traveled from Saigon,Dalat,Vungtau,Danang,Hue,
Hanoi,etc I have a lot of pictures and things to say about the trip. I just attended a NSA Danang Reunion and lots of the Brothers were interested in my trip and some that want to return. Let me hear from You. Im Ron Ratliff .
Love the site,and thanks for the great reading.
NAME = Ronnie L Ratliff <EMAIL = vietnamextreme03[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Deep water Piers BASEs or LOCATIONS= camp tien shaw Danang Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Dallas, Tx REFFERED By = Namsquid
Record 2234 I WAS ON YFU 79 FROM JAN69 TO JAN 70 WOULD LIKE TO FIND MY
CREW MEMBERS FROM THAT TIME. I WAS AN EN3 AT THAT TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS WEB SITE.
NAME = gene may <EMAIL = thefab1[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu-79 BASEs or LOCATIONS= lighterage div. danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = versailles, ind.
Record 2233 Worked as line handler on tug from 1967 to 1968, mostly out of chu lai. 2nd class shumate was our skipper. Berly locklear was fellow seamon. Can't remember the snipes name.
NAME = jim harris <EMAIL = pimpsjumphigh[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = tiger 566 ytl tug BASEs or LOCATIONS= smn danang/chulai YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 yr FROM WHERE = McLean, va.
Record 2232 I have to say since i found this site it has been great , i went to a NSA Da Nang Reunion in San Diego and there were 60 Navy Men there from Viet-Nam, from all kinds of different Jobs while in Country and i can say i was the only one there from LCM-8's but there were Guys who Ran the Rivers with me on LCU-Boats , we had a great time and i think all of you need to think about it in two years we will Meet up again a place that needs to be picked yet but look for it in two years in all the Military Mag's and i will give you the e-mail address of the Guy to contact so you can Join NSA Da Nang a new Military Group starting up
gghubbs[ at ]msn.com is Jerry Hubbs and he has started this Group and i really think you will like it , we had a Great time together in San Diego so Please write to Jerry find out for yourself, Thanks for Reading this and
"Welcome Home Sailors "
David E. Mac Morran
namsquid[ at ]aol.com
U S Navy 66/69
NAME = David E. Mac Morran EN-3 <EMAIL = namsquid[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = James E. Kyes DD-787 1 year BASEs or LOCATIONS= LCM-8's Cau-Viet & Perfume Rivers YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69 FROM WHERE = Cornwall,NY /Davenport,Fl, REFFERED By = Found site
Record 2231 ANTHOI WAS AS A BM-3 DONG TAM WAS A BM-1 AS A NAVAL ADVISOR LOT OF LONLY NIGHT WEEKS AT A TIME ONLY USS WITH 200 VN LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY OLD SHIP MATES OK I RET.IN 1986 WIH 33 YEARS AS A BMCSO RIVER RATS LET ME HEAR FROM U ALL BILL
NAME = william H Arnold <EMAIL = warnoldsr[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF-11 RID-42 NAVAL ADVISOR BASEs or LOCATIONS= PCF AT ANTHIO DONG TAM YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-68 70 71 FROM WHERE = POULSBO , WA
Record 2230 An overwhelming site. Thanks for letting me visit. Drop by www.saigonwarrior.com sometime. Regards,
Record 2229 Was at Vinh Gia(TAD) from Binh Thuy. Finally read a message from Richard Solomon one of the Army guys that were there. Been a while since I have been in this site, but keep checking to see if I recognize any names. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope to see and hear from others that were there. Great site.
NAME = David Sells <EMAIL = tlsdas[ at ]msn.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Vinh Gia-June/July 1970 YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/69-9/70 FROM WHERE = Barberton, Ohio REFFERED By = just surfed in
Record 2228 I am writing on behalf of Mike Fleming who was a Navy SEAL beginning in 1969. I guess he was in the Navy until 1971. He served with Team 1 ACU 1 and I was wondering if any one had info on his vessels or SEALs who served on them with him. I know of Larry, Pete Johnson, and Red. Larry died in combat in Vietnam, and Pete lost both his legs. I am unsure of Red's real name or his status. I would like to get in touch with any one who knows anything about these guys
NAME = Jessie (Mike Fleming) <EMAIL = novanerd[ at ]wctc.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 1515 and LCU 1074 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969- ? FROM WHERE = Pasadena, -
Record 2227 I RODE COAST GUARD SWIFT BOATS IN 1968 DOWN IN THE DELTA,ALSO ON USCG KLAMATH WHEC66, I HAVE A LOT THOUGHTS EVERY DAY OF THERE ,BUT I WOULD NOT HAVE MISSED IT FOR ALL THE WORLD.I JUST WISH THAT PEOPLE NOW COULD ONLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES DURING THAT TIME THANKS FOR ALL OF YOU BEING THERE WITH ME,YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART
NAME = cole <EMAIL = cy_67[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = US COAST GUARD BASEs or LOCATIONS= QUION YEARs in VIETNAM = 1(1968) FROM WHERE = DALLAS , TX
Record 2226 THIS PAGS SEND ME BACK . TOSE HOW I MISS MY OLD BUDDYS YOU WERE SO CLOST.AT THAT TIME .EVERY ONE COUNTED ON EACH OTHER I HAD TIERS IN MY EYE. GOD BLESS U ALL BROWN WATER BOYS .MY SECEND TURE WAS RID -42 AT DON TAM IN THE 70 AS A NAVAL ADVISOR YOU DONT KNOW HOW U MISS EATHER WHEN THAY ARE NOR ROUND HOPE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRENDS
NAME = WILLIAM H ARNOLD SR BMC RTET <EMAIL = WARNOLDSR[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COSDIV-11 PCF-11 BASEs or LOCATIONS= ANTHOI YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966TO68 FROM WHERE = POULSBO, WA REFFERED By = FRENDS
Record 2225 When I try and find anything about Tuyen Nohn, ASPBs,Operation Giant Slingshot, Brown water Navy, ect., I usually come up empty. If I didn't still have my deros orders from Nam, I could easily believe I imagined it all. Seems like according to most history, the only Navy in Nam was either PBRs, or Swiftys. That is not what I remember.
NAME = Harry Asbery <EMAIL = samnharry[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSupDet My Tho, operation Giant Slingshot, Det Tuyen Nohn YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970 FROM WHERE = Lynnwood , WA
Record 2224 looking for old shipmates.also trying to rebuild records from loss in fire.trying to make a claim for PTS and need help.So if any old mates read this and know me or were there in 66 che lia landings please e-mail me
NAME = Joyner,James m. <EMAIL = a272iw[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Floyd County 762 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67 FROM WHERE = Davie, fl REFFERED By = looking for info
Record 2223 Stationed at Tan My August 67, used Mike boat for sweeping mines on the Perfume River to Hue every day and then back to Tan My, lived in the well deck of the boat most of the time in our "removeable" houch. In 68 boat was brought back to Danang where we patroled harbor and tendered barges which were tied up to bouys in the harbor. Also drove LARC's while in Danang. Ate and drank alot at the Air Force base at Monkey Mountain as our company "relocated a couple of ice making machines. Spent my R&R in Sydney, extended my stay in country in order to get out when I returned to the states. Left the country September 21, 1969. Love to hear from anyone who may have been one of the rats on the river. LOOKING FOR DENNIS (DENNY) YEARINGTON, (St. Joseph, MI) who adopted a little girl prior to leaving country.
NAME = Peter Zorich <EMAIL = peterzorich[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike Boats, LCM's, LARC's BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My & Danang NSA YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Chicago , IL REFFERED By = Google /Surfing
Record 2222 I was a boat coxswain in "L" Div. on the BAYFIELD APA-33 from late 1964 to 1966. We shuttled Marines, ordinance, and equipment from Okinawa to Danang. We also carried the Korean Tiger Division from Pusan, Korea to Viet Nam. My boat was LCVP-8. We supported Operation Starlight and made the first boat landing in wartime conditions since the Korean war. In 1966 in response to a request for volunteers to go in country Viet Nam, I volunteered thinking that I would go to PBR school but instead went to Valejo, California to recommission the USS Harnett County LST-821 on August 20, 1966. We first beached at Del Mar, California and loaded 39 Marine vehicles then got underway. We arrived in Danang, Viet Nam Jan. 13, 1967 offloaded and proceeded to Vung Tau where we started our river patrols. We had 10 PBR's and 2 Seawolf Huey helocopters assigned to us. I ended up going to heaven and becoming a Storekeeper. Probably the only SK with a Coxswain arrow patch on his right sleeve. I took care of all ships storerooms and was the PBR Storekeeper. I also took care of the ships subsistance records. Needless to say I was doing a little of everything. Working with the PBR'S I reported directly to the Ships Captain. He told me that he didn't want more than two boats out of action at one time, so I ended up doing a lot of bartering with the PBR Outpost along the rivers. One little plastic part for the Jacuzzi pumps seemed to be the hardest to get. It probably didn't cost more than a couple of dollars but it could put a PBR out of action. I have traded Officers silverware for those little jewel's to keep those boats running. I left the Harnett Cty. around June 1968. I would like to get some pictures from anyone that served aboard either ship in those time periods. This is a great site and it is good NOT TO FORGET. Bless you all.
NAME = Gary Spiers (Pappy) <EMAIL = spiersgo[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Bayfield APA-33, USS Harnett Cty. LST-821 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Gamewardens, most rivers in Viet Nam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965, 1966-68 FROM WHERE = Pearl River County, Miss.
Record 2221 Initial instructor staff both at Coronado and Mare Island. Developed entire Ops curriculum, lesson plans and training aids for Ops section. Upon promotion to WO1, was transferred to USS Brule (AKL-28) in country as Cargo Officer/First Lt. Met the ship at Cat Lo, and met many old friends there. Especially recall SM2 Travis Bayham. Made one night patrol on his boat with my new CO's permission. Also made the acquaintance of Bos'n Steve Cherry who was the Waterfront Officer at Cat Lo, and continued the friendship back in San Diego, where we were stationed aboard sistership ATA's, nos. 184 and 185, Kalmia and Koka, respectively. Although I can't recall specific names, all of you swifties who passed thru Coronado 3/65 thru 6/68 are in my thoughts and my heart. My one goal was, always, to provide you with valid information which would help you do the job and come home safely. I know all of you did the job, and those who didn't make it back remein in my prayers.
God bless all of you!
NAME = Tom Young <EMAIL = tyoungusn[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule (AKL-28) BASEs or LOCATIONS= PCF School, Coronado, instructor staff YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/68-8/69 FROM WHERE = Coos Bay, OR
Record 2220 This note updates a previous message and contains a new address: thomaslk[ at ]comcast.net Originally from Arizona but now residing in the Boston area, I served as a teletype operator at Nha Be Base Support in 66/67. It would be great to hear from anyone else whose memory stretches back that far, especially from others assigned to the Communications Division.
NAME = Thomas Lee Kirkpatrick <EMAIL = thomaslk[ at ]comcast.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base Support BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/67 FROM WHERE = Arizona (Originally), AZ REFFERED By = Surfed in
Record 2219 USN arrived in Vietnam 5-66 and was assigned as a radio operator with the USA in the Rung Sat Zone. Provided comunication between USA and USN. Then went to Nha Trang to the CSC as TTY operator. Would like to hear from others who were in Nha Trang and see if I can find some photos of the area.
NAME = George Paul Yung <EMAIL = geoyun[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CSC Nha Trang YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67 FROM WHERE = Three Rivers, MI
Record NA Hello! Your site looks interesting. I am not a totally new to web development. I have some skills, but anyway I need to learn something new, could you please give me some advice.
Record 2218 Was an electrician on the USS Mark. Miss the friends I made. Hope to find them through this link. God bless all veterans!
NAME = Phillip L. Kuhn <EMAIL = phillip.kuhn[ at ]neworleans.af.mil> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Mark (AKL-12) BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LO YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971 FROM WHERE = New Orleans, La.
Record 2217 No story a request for info about my ships location in the Vung Tau River. Iam not a brown water sailor,but the ships I was anchored in the river and gave support to growned troops,some times all night.Please contact me if you remember,or just want to chat. THANKS
NAME = marvin l mccartney US Navy Ret. <EMAIL = mlmccartney2003[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = several old DDs BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home port LB Cal. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1975 FROM WHERE = ENID, OK
Record 2216 I arrived at Tan San Nhut Air Force Base on June 19, 1966 and remained there for a week or so for "in-country-processing" I then went to Binh Thuy Air Base, located about 70 miles south of Saigon in the Mekong Delta. A short time after arriving there I experienced my first mortar ( or recoilless-rifle ) attack, where a fellow air-man ( A1C Millard "Lee" Lehman ) was KIA, not more than 20 feet from me!! This was my early introduction to Vietnam, and it scared the HELL out of me. I said to myself, "I've got a whole year of this ahead of me?". A BIG difference for a city boy from the large city of Springfield, Mass.
Anyone who was stationed there with me will remember me as a popular guy who was very free-minded and always got in trouble, especially my superiors. I finally got me 2nd. stripe there (A2C) and promptly got busted down to one stripe, A3C. About a month or two later, I got my 2nd. stripe back, from Captain Glass, but my DD214 shows me as being honorably discharged as an A3C. I really don't care. Our base got hit (by rocket's, mortar's, ect.) many times during my 12 month tour there, so I made the best of it by having my fun my own way; AND I did my job, and I did it right! I was a Security Guard there and one evening while the Devil Flight (which I soon joined) was lining up for guard mount, they didn't know that mortars were in-bound. I screamed and yelled "10-49" (IN-COMING), where as they all made it safely to a near-by bunker just as the mortars began landing where they (and 1st. Lt. Nakagawa) were standing just a few moments ago!! Hours later, after everything quieted down, Lt. Nakagawa came to my bunker and Thanked me for what I did. I promptly yelled at him and gave him a piece of my mind for not having an air-man listening to a radio at guard mount!! After all, that's how I knew about the "10-49". From then on, ALL guard mounts had a turned-on radio present. I remember seeing 2 ARVN helicoptors collide over the Bassac River during the day, while I was guarding the ammo-dump. I saw their soldier's falling out of them as both chopper's crashed into the river. I heard NOTHING on the radio, so I called it in to A1C John Wolfe, who was in the air-craft control tower (I received no response from CSC). Airman Wolfe (who later was promoted to Staff Sergeant, along with A1C Dave Morgan) contacted air-rescue and three lives were saved. John Wolfe and Dave Morgan (and all the other air-man there) were very good friends of mine. I was well liked. We would get one day off a month, and I ofter went there with the NCO's, such as Sgt. Banks, Sgt. Bunker, and T.Sgt. Gibson. Our NCO Commander, M.Sgt. Tuggle, and his room-mate T.Sgt. Moody actually had a sand-bagged bunker in their room. We had a Captain Harris who stuttered very badly, and wasn't well liked by anyone. At guard mount he would try to say "get your weapons off your shoulders", and instead ended up saying "get your shoulders off your weapons". And I'm going to put my life in this guy's hands?, I DON'T THINK SO!!! Anyone that was there, and reading this, certainly remembers all this, and me. I don't have a hell of a lot going for me, but I seemed to be blessed with a unusual good memory; which has served me well during my life. I have no paper work or records to look at, but I remember the faces AND NAMES of almost everyone that was there with me. So how about it?, are any of you guys out there? : Mark Bilgrad, Dinko, Bob Wilcox, Willie Young, Gerald Taylor?, etc. etc. I was posted right beside the huge hangers the night they were hit, with a whole lot of ARMED aircraft inside, They all blew up, M-20's exploding everywhere. The SAT Team was established while I was there. The revertments (enclosed walls for the aircraft parked out in the open) were just starting to be built when I left. Any of you guys remember the free sandwiches I used to mysteriously get at night, and then pass them out to everyone? Remember the 20 pound cooked turkey I had in our barrack's, on Thanksgiving Eve? For those of you who never figured it out, the Officer's Club was short one turkey the next day. I had to crawl under the long metal cooking tables and over the cook's feet while holding a hot cooked turkey, but I did it. Our two dogs ("Suzie & J.P., remember them ?) ate good that night too. Life is what you make of it, and I wasn't about to have a long, sad, drawn-out year there. Soooo, let me know how you're all doing. I'm in terrific shape and I'm ready to party. Waiting to hear from you, I'm Tom "dumb-dumb" Sarnacki. :)
NAME = Tom Sarnacki WEB SITE = tomski1[ at ]verizon.net
<EMAIL = tomski196[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 632 Combat Support Group, Air-Police Unit BASEs or LOCATIONS= BINH THUY AIR BASE Vietnam YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/19/66 to 6/19/67 FROM WHERE = St. Petersburg, Fl. REFFERED By = self
Record NA Hello, very nice page, keep on. Greetings from L.A. please visitmy site
Record 2215 Just trying to locate anyone who was in Nha Be From May 67 - May 68
NAME = Michael Codian <EMAIL = MichaelCodian[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 542 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/67-5/68 FROM WHERE = La Mirada, CA
Record 2214 Looking for anyone who served on LCU - 1481 in 1968
NAME = George Sanders CS2 <EMAIL = american42-2000[ at ]YAHOO.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU - 1481 BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69 FROM WHERE = OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA
Record 2213 Spent most of my tour, after TET68, in An Phu. Spent time on the YRBM20. Met, and became friend with many of the PBR crews that tied up there. Had many beers with the crew who came into the MACV TM 64 bar, and have good memories of a PBR with 3.5 rocket launchers on either side of the con. The guys kept us well supplied, did some trading with the cooks on the YRBM. VC/NVA flags etc. for food. Thanks guys you are all remembered.
NAME = leonard aho <EMAIL = finlander46[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = macv, adv tm 64, mat 36 BASEs or LOCATIONS= an phu, rvn YEARs in VIETNAM = 2yrs plus FROM WHERE = san leandrp, calif
Record 2212 In response to Glenn Shindler's email . . . I was starting to wonder if I imagined the YRBM-16 or if I was the only one who served on it . . . all correspondence on this website seems to be about the YRBM 20 & 21. I was MR3, some called me "Smitty". I frequented the "Beer Barge" and played the drums with our make-shift band which consisted of guitar, drums and a lot of drunk soloists. I also made and installed the windvane at the top of the crowsnest for the helos landing and take-off. And, if I remember correctly, I caught "Hell" from you on several occasions, once when I went touring in Saigon while on a trip to pick up new glasses. I also built a scale fiberglass model of the PBR's which I managed to get home . . . my wife threatened to throw it out on several occasions, but I talked her out of it. Now that we are older, she thinks it's pretty neat and wants me to complete it. Like a lot of the guys on the "16", we worked hard and long hours and lived for that 4th day when we could take time off and go ashore. Then we (sometimes, literally) fell back onto the "16" and started over it all over again. Ironically, I enlisted in the Navy because I didn't know the Navy had men in country Vietnam, never knew the "Brownwater Navy" existed until my orders came in August, 1968. Bummer! All in all, it was a pretty good tour, I returned with all my limbs and just a bit of a drinking problem, which corrected itself when I returned home and had more to do than work 15 hour days. Hope to hear from more men who served on the YRBM-16 just to see where we all ended up. My machine shop expertise has evolved into "Design Engineer" work, I still have all my hair, but it's gray . . . the result of raising 2 daughters, which might have been tougher than my tour in Vietnam. Now, my wife and I spend our time cruising the Mississippi aboard an old 1978 Carver cruiser we refurbished. Guess I've come full-circle and can honestly say I am thoroughly enjoying life, still no grandkids, but hoping to experience that, too, someday.
Oh, and by the way, did you manage to kill that rat with the 2 concussion grenades you threw or did he get away?
Kent Smith "Smitty"
NAME = Kent C. Smith "Smitty" <EMAIL = kcarlsmi[ at ]charter.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chou Doc YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug 68 - Aug 69 FROM WHERE = St. Charles, MO REFFERED By = Self
Record 2211 Good site. Over the years I have been in the Coast Guard I have run into many of you guys. Thanks for all you did.
Record 2210 USN arrived in Nam in 3-66 was assigned to USA in Rung Sat area for the 1st 3 wks. Was then sent to Nha Trang at the Coasta Surveillance Center. Came back to the States in 3-67.Looking to hear from anyone who was at either location.
NAME = Paul Yung <EMAIL = geoyun[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CTF115 CSC BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Trang YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67 FROM WHERE = Three Rivers, Mi
Record 2209 I just came accross this site and would enjoy hearing from some of you just to see how everything has been.
NAME = Ronald Webb WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = none> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Sagacity MSO-469/ Comphibron 8 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Charleston,SC YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969 FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, WV REFFERED By = Self
Record 2208 Looking for DON CLARK (african american) from Cleveland, Ohio. Lived on 71st/Kinsman then E. 131st. Served in the Navy - Viet Nam. If anyone knows him, please let him know I'm trying to locate him. He needs to get in touch w/Buttercup!
If anyone has suggestions as to how I can locate him, please let me know.
Record 2207 Looking to find anyone with the 512 Div.
Do not know whereabouts of anyone.
NAME = Bob Cook ( Kookie),BM3 WEB SITE = None
<EMAIL = ,bkcookandfam[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR River Division #512 Papst Blue Ribben BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967 FROM WHERE = N/A, WA. REFFERED By = N/A
Record 2206 I can find a few people in Mine Division 113 that left before I arrived in October 1970. The only person that I have located who was there at the same time as I was is Jack Oliver from San Diego, CA. (yeah the place that now has a governorator). If anyone reading this was there (10/70 - 10/71) or anyone who wants to know what happened to the division after they left - email me. I was there when the division was decommissioned.
NAME = Jack T. Walker <EMAIL = JWalker[ at ]Gigabytejacks.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be & Kein An YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/70 - 10/71 FROM WHERE = Troy, TX REFFERED By = Visited here before/supplied photos
Record 2205 Information request: looking for others stationed in Binh Thuy in 1970
NAME = Ronald R. Darnell <EMAIL = Rcdarnell2689[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = AFAT-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 FROM WHERE = US, FL
Record NA Hello, very nice page, keep on. Greetings from L.A. please visitmy site
Record 2204 I am looking for a friend that served in Vietnam as a frogman. His name is Dan Mcgill. He and I became frends in 1999 and I have lost contact with him. Can anyone give me any info regarding Dan. He told me that his knickname was "Rat"
Record 2203 Would like to display a picture taken of myself and an unknown VNN sailor. The picture was taken the day Adm. Elmo Zumwalt visited on an inspection tour at An Thoi. His photographer took the picture while we were loading ammo on one of the Swift boats. The picture appeared in the August 1993 issue of Vietnam Magazine on page 6. I can't remember the date but it had to be prior to May 1970, when the Admiral was no longer COMNAVFORV. How can I display the picture? Thanks.
SK3 NSA DET An Thoi
NAME = 04 <EMAIL = tmorris861[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL-21 / APL-30 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET An Thoi YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Portland, OR
Record 2202 Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.Don't remember many names, getting old memory going fast. I do remember guys named Stinson,Pappy, LaRUE from New Orleans, OnC Dave Wallace boat 32.Didn't get to go to the reunion in Mar this year. Will try again next time if I find out where it's going to be. Someone E-MAIL me soon.Goodbye.
NAME = john garca <EMAIL = john_46[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = swiftboat 32 BASEs or LOCATIONS= CatLo YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan69-Mar70 FROM WHERE = Grand Prairie, Tex REFFERED By = surfing
Record 2201 Great site. I was one of the Radiomen on the barge. Sometimes we were nsa and other times we were River Sq 57.
I helped build the beer hut on the srarboard side in Chau Doc. I have not talked to any onme since I left VN.
NAME = Rick Batterton RM3 <EMAIL = rbatterton525[ at ]comcast.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= APL46/YR9 AND YRBM20 YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/68 - 10/69 FROM WHERE = JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS
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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