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Record 900
I am looking for anyone that was on the LST-786 at the same time I was aboard her. I was in the signal gang. They called me SMOBS. We spent the night of TET off of Vin Long. The fire fight that night was one to remember. I believe we had the whole village aboard the ship that night. We also had an attachment of (2) Sea Wolf UH-1 aboard along with providing support for the PBR's. I am looking for a TF-117 patch that we had on the black berets. If anyone can help locate one please contact me at the listed e-mail address. Thanks, and welcome home Bros.

NAME = Frank Mobley <EMAIL = twowheelriders[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Garrett County LST-786
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam and Vin Long
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66 to 68
FROM WHERE = Wheeling, WV
REFFERED By = Surfed in from web
- Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 06:37:58 (PST)

Record 899
Just fluttered in to say
I hope you have
A wonderful day!
You have a beautiful site
I'd love to stay
But I still have
More sites to dust today!


Record 898
Second generation LST sailor.Memories-Welding up holes in the bottom of the hull that rusted through,Beached next to the Tom green County when it was hit with a 122MM rocket in Vung Tau,Waking up in the middle of the night in Dong Tam for GQ during rocket attacks.

NAME = Warren Storms SF-2 <EMAIL =
Thunderstorms47[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1032 Monmouth County
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/68 1/70
FROM WHERE = Mahwah, n.j
REFFERED By = browsing the web
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 18:38:02 (PST)

Record 897
Never forget going south few days before Thanksgiving 1969 to unnamed beach to moved an Army Const Unit. After removeing a tank and an APC went back for third load. There were 5 to 15 foot waves that day from a typhoon moving in. As we went in a wave broached our Mike 8. A dozer operator with the Army Const Unit had been pushing us off the sand bar till we could back under up our own power. Needless to say this time another wave came in as he pushed us off. The blade of the dozer cut a hole below the water line unknown to us . As we backed off we lost power two one engine, side with the hole. The mike 8 set prowerless around 40 yards off the beach on the sand bar. Had to tie it off to a dozer wench line. We set there on the beach till after Christmas waiting out the storm with the Cont Unit and an Army guard.A choppter flew in every day with mail for some, long rats and always a couple bottles of booze. Our secured beach (200x200 yds ? maybe) was next to some unknowen river.at the base of a mountian of DaNang at and old village site around 2-3 days by Mike 8 They finally got a Navy sea tug to pull our boat off and we headed back to DaNang. That first meal on the tug, steak and fries I can still taste. As we got Monkey Mountian in view, the tow line on the LCM broke. It ended up sinking in sight of the docks at Monkey Mountian. Anyone who remembers this Christmas of 1969 in Nam? Email me.

NAME = Paul Fitch <EMAIL = pjfitch3152[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSuppAct , DaNang Lightage Div. Mike 8 boats (LCM8)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= across the road from Camp Ten Shaw on the beach
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Pineville, WV
REFFERED By = search
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 08:04:29 (PST)

Record 896
I am looking for anyone who served on Sa Huynh or stopped there during the years of operation. Contact me at the e-mail address.

NAME = HARRY FISCHER <EMAIL = HORST3838[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD SA HUYNH
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
MI
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 06:02:53 (PST)

Record 895
I have several pictures of the YR9 and APL46. I was on the YR9 and went to pick up the APL 46 when it came into country from PI. I was part of the crew which cleaned it up to take it to Vhin long. I was a EM=3 working with EM-1 koon out of the shop to repair the PBR'S. Would like to hear from some of the guys. More later.

NAME = Len Diller <EMAIL = diller[ at ]americusks.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-9,APL-46,AND THE 20
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VHIN LONG
YEARs in VIETNAM = APRIL 68 TO APRIL 69
FROM WHERE = AMERICUS, KANSAS
REFFERED By = SURFIN
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 00:53:04 (PST)

Record 894
Great crew I was a BMC while I was there. Retired in 88 as BMCM master diver, living in Portlnd,Or.

NAME = D H McKenzie <EMAIL = dnjmcken[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CHOW DOC
YEARs in VIETNAM = FEB69-SEPT 70
- Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 16:28:24 (PST)

Record 893
Been on the inet for years... i feel incredibly stupic that I did not find this web site years ago. I am looking for anyone that served on the YRBM 20, or sea float in 70/71... i was a shipfitter and built the cover on the aft barge... i was among the first who moved into the hootches at sea float... I remember the barge next to the YRBM 20 very well... would enjoy finding chief that ran our shop on the 20... anyone remember the president hotel in saigon? or the whorehouse in chow duc? or the ladies working the hoothces at solid anchor? dam... memories are exploding... i will get back here soon...

NAME = Glen Waymire <EMAIL = glenwaymire[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-20, Operation Sea Float & Solid Anchor, Chau Doc, Saigon, Bin Tui, etc.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70 - 71
FROM WHERE = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 14:49:59 (PST)

Record 892
Good web site. I have been trying to find out what become of pbr-104. I left country in July of 1968 and the boat was still in very good shape. If anyone knows, please let me know. Mel Krines "e" Mail melaj[ at ]afes.com

NAME = Melvin Krines BMCS, U.S.N. RET. <EMAIL = melaj[ at ]afes.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr-104
BASEs or LOCATIONS= My Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Woodland, Ca
- Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 07:22:19 (PST)

Record 891
i AM TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY BROTHER mARK WISEMAN. hE SERVED THERE IN BIHN THUY IN 1970/71 FOR SURE. I HAVE LETTERS FROM HIM. HE IS DECEASED NOW (MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN 1979) AND SO IS OUR MOM, SO ITS HARD TO GET INFO, BUT APPARENTLY HE WAS IN THE ARMY AND WORKING ON A RIVERBOAT. HE WAS DEFINATELY STATIONED AT BIHN THUY. THANK YOU, GOD BLESS VALERIE

NAME = Valerie Hauer
WEB SITE =
<EMAIL = Bodacious[ at ]elltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = n/a
BASEs or LOCATIONS= n/a
YEARs in VIETNAM = n/a
FROM WHERE = wASHINGTON, WA
REFFERED By = jr. CLARK
- Friday, November 16, 2001 at 21:27:11 (PST)

Record 890
Great site, I was base support after going to gunners mate school at Great Lakes, recieved a field promotion(they were desperate) to run the armory at the PBR base at My Tho. Was there to see a fork lift disappear into the brown water of the river and other fun stuff. The site brings back some memories.

NAME = Ernie Morrison <EMAIL = emorrison[ at ]murfininc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base Support
BASEs or LOCATIONS= My Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = St. Francis, Minn
REFFERED By = Paul Cagle
- Friday, November 16, 2001 at 13:41:39 (PST)

Record 889
Looking for Alvin Green comp. C 1st. platoon 68/69

NAME = Charles L Wilber <EMAIL = sheryllwilber[ at ]yahoo>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3/47 inf 9th. inf. Div
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tigar's Lair
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68/69
FROM WHERE = Clio, Mi.
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 18:55:10 (PST)

Record 888
Did my incountry time working the boats out of Dong Tam. The unit was RID 42,composed of Vietnamese and approx 15 Advisors. All of my patrols were on the local canals with an occasional trip out on the Mekong. As a 30 year old,I covered my ass well. As I didnt want to leave anything there but footprints.We spent a short period of time on the APL,but eventually got one of the off base barracks that the Army had abandoned. This was our home,when we were not on patrol. Good memories and bad. Have neither seen nor heard from any of the guys I served with. Retired in 1983.

NAME = ENC Curtis Plyler USN RET <EMAIL = Navyguytoo[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group RID 42
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971/1972
FROM WHERE = Taunton, Ma
REFFERED By = Gary Wentworth
- Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 04:44:23 (PST)

Record 887
Another army advisor and I found a French naval chart in "new" Song Ong Doc in mid- 1968. Is it possible that this chart was the catalyst that launched Sea Float/Solid Anchor and Breezy Cove?

NAME = Steve Hopkins <EMAIL = schopkins[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Advisory Team 59
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camau, An Xuyen Province, RVN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969
FROM WHERE = Cheyenne, WY
- Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 23:43:18 (PST)

Record 886
Was on YFU-64 1967-1968. Very tough times on the Cua Viet & Perfume Rivers with heavy casualties during the first five months of 1968. Looking for crew members of my boat who survived Defries, Gonzalez. Scuzzari, Willie Speck, Torrance, Morales, Gregory.......or from others who spent that year on other "U" boats, and share many of the same memories. Bob "Mack" Mackoul

NAME = Bob "Mack" Mackoul <EMAIL = Mackyfu64[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-64
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, & DMZ
YEARs in VIETNAM = June 67-June68
FROM WHERE = Brookyn (then) Long Island (now), NY
REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 20:57:22 (PST)

Record 884
after SERE school in whidbey island, wash in july 68 i flew into saigon, stayed at the imfamous annapolis hotel. first night in-country pulled guard duty atop the hotel m-60, sandbags all around, all i could say was what the hell did you get yourself into this time. haven't volunteered for anything since!!! from there i went to cam rahn bay and served as a staff yeoman after being there for a few months i was sent to cat lo to replace their staff yeoman. while in each place i participated in several PCF patrols, wanted to be in the action i suppose, some were quite boring and others well let's they were quite an experience. sure would like to hear from anyone that was at either place during those dates. some names i remember; warrant officer bob spinner, lcr russell, cmd, horne, cmd hodge, yn1 whitlock, yn1 murdock, sk2 bob hudson, rm2 bob clubbs, sn mmike lavallie, sn sampson and a ton of other crazies i'd love to hear from. mentioned above that i was in other places, now and then i got dragged along to help inspect the othe swifty bases, an thoi, da nang, and quin nhon

NAME = Craig P. Doyle <EMAIL = bacp575[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COMCOSRON1 Cam Rahn Bay and COSDIV13 (Black Cat) Cat Lo
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn Bay, Cat Lo, Quin Nohn and short stops in a few other places
YEARs in VIETNAM = July 68 - Aug 69
FROM WHERE = Pittsburgh, Pa
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 14:59:57 (PST)

Record 883
Served in Ops Center working with PBRs, Seawolves

NAME = Bill Eshelman <EMAIL = billeshelman[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CTF116
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 68 thru Apr 70
FROM WHERE = Atlanta, GA
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 10:07:25 (PST)

Record 882
I've had what I believe to be a genuine 'Solid Anchor - Tran Hung Dao IV' patch for a number of years and only decided tonight to look up some background information on it via the Web. I must say your webpage has more than satiated my curiosity about what the patch represents and how much sweat, memory and emotion that it engenders. Well done!!

NAME = Filupe Loupe <EMAIL = filupe[ at ]yahoo.com>
FROM WHERE = Australia, - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 06:10:49 (PST)

Record 881
I was a quartermaster on YFU-18, YFU-55, and LCU-1614. Made many trips to Hue, Dong Ha, Chu Lai, and a few to Sa Huynh. We also got involved in pulling the Third Marines out of Quang Tri back in November and December of 69. The last month of two of my tour was spent on LCU-1475, getting it fixed up to turn over to the RVN Navy. The RVN's needed a boat in much better condition than we Americans required. I have lots of photos, but have to dig them out.

NAME = Ron Mathis <EMAIL = rpmathis[ at ]email.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, YFU-18, YFU-55, LCU-1614, USS Pawcatuck, AO-108
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Yankee Station, NSA Danang, Mayport FL
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/69-4/70
FROM WHERE = Martinez, GA
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 00:43:50 (PST)

Record 880
spent 6 months on the boat. Transferred to Tan Chou on Cambodian border. Didn't like it much but got back home in one piece. If anyone knows anything about ATC 53, please email me. Like to hear from any of my mates.

NAME = Eric Dussell <EMAIL = edussell[ at ]conknet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVRON 15, ATC 53
BASEs or LOCATIONS= operated near YRBM 21
YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/70-7/71
FROM WHERE = Wenatchee, WA
- Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 14:53:45 (PST)

Record 879
Great site! Boy I sure would love to talk with some of my old ship mates. There were only 15 of us but we enjoyed the good with the bad. I'm sure that village is still talking about us. I still think about how close we were in that part of the world and how I have never since then been that close to anyone since. can anyone explain this?

NAME = Randy Hingson (The Cook) <EMAIL = rghingson[ at ]aol>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ISB Long Phu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1971
FROM WHERE = Clayton, NC
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 19:08:56 (PST)

Record 878
I visit your web page very often. I keep hoping that some of the men that were on my brother's minesweeper at the time that he was kia (11-4-69) will sign in. I have been in contact with 2 of the men. My brother was Charles P. Geisert. He was captain on MSR-7 when he lost his life. This was his 3rd. tour in Viet Nam. Your Web page just keeps getter better. Thank you

NAME = Mary Lynn Geisert Welborn <EMAIL = mlw[ at ]wf.quik.com>
TX
- Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 16:07:02 (PST)

Record 877
Was with MineDiv 113 Nha Be 68-69 on MSM-17

NAME = D. Stark <EMAIL = dstark9000[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Minediv 113
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 1969
FROM WHERE = Memphis, Tn
- Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 11:17:54 (PST)

Record 876
Visited from Phan Rang to Dong Ha, was in the Hue area cargoing to Hue or Dong Ha from December 1967 until rotation in April 1968. Caught a 130 from Da Nang to Cam Ranh to go home. I have some pictures, not many of the time from December '67 until leaving in April '68. I do have pictures of the '59 after the incident in Duc Pho in '67. I saw a sight from someone that was on the '59 after that period.I have pictures of the 97th Heavy Boat Company Beach at Cam Ranh and the '47 on dry dock at Cam Ranh in '67. I also have pictues of many of the boats of the 97th. I believe I have a slide of the '39 after the mine attack in '68 with her hull bent in the well deck about a foot. I haven't looked at the slides for a few years so I'm not sure what I have. I would like to hear from some of you, getting old now but still working and still making it happen.

NAME = Jim Pallas <EMAIL = ctn87816[ at ]centurytel.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Army LCU 1547
BASEs or LOCATIONS= 97th Heavy Boat Cam Ranh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 19:22:39 (PST)

Record 875
My first entry was #485. Back for another visit. I am still searching for Herman Lavinghouse from Cajon country. He was our gunnermate. Please note my new e-mail address. Still active with the Swift Boat Sailors Association.

NAME = Tommy Trees Forrest <EMAIL = Tompcf102[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF's 28, 98 & 102
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68 - 69
FROM WHERE = Harper Woods, MI
REFFERED By = Surfed In
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 15:23:08 (PST)

Record 874
Enjoyed seeing the My Tho pics---brought back a lot of memories. When YRBM 16 was sunk at Ben Tre, we operated from My Tho until transferring on board APL55 after its arrival in country. I was often in My Tho after our transfer having business with the NILO and RIVDIV 53, and always looked forward to a great Chinese meal at a retuarant on the second deck by the canal until its destruction during Tet. Thanks for your efforts.

NAME = Ron Wolin <EMAIL = ronwolin[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Rivsec 534
BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM 16, My Tho, APL55
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/67-8/68
FROM WHERE = Chesapeake, VA
- Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 10:17:10 (PST)

Record 873
My oldest brother Ray was a sniper in photo# 18 that you talk about. I was aboard USS San Jose AFS-7 from 1970 to 1971. Just wanted to say you did a great job! Thanks!

NAME = MSG (Ret) Dan Castro <EMAIL = Moto72.home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st of the 1st Army
FROM WHERE = Brick, NJ
REFFERED By = CW3 RAMON CASTRO
- Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 09:56:07 (PST)

Record 872
SEAMAN,IN DA NANG,69-70.LOOKING FOR CHIEF SCOTT,T. TUCKER,D PARKER,STEVE RILEY.WORKED THE PUSHER BOATS AND WAS ON FIREBOAT 4,ON CHINA BEACH.WORKED WITH UDT TEAMS AND HAD MY AMPHIBIOUS TRAING IN LITTLE CREEK VA.GLAD WE MADE IT BACK HOME FROM MY GROUP THAT WAS AT VIETNAM IN 69-70.HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS,ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAVY DEPOT ROCKET ATTACK IN 70?WELL ALL STAY WELL,AND BEST REGARDS TO ALL WHO REPLY.BOB-MACCAGNANO.E-MAIL RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM.

NAME = ROBERT MACCAGNANO <EMAIL = RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FIREBOAT 4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = BRONXS, NEW YORK
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:44:25 (PST)

Record 871
Just looking for shipmates from lst525 years 1965-1968 wood like to here from them been a long time

NAME = frank wojciechowski <EMAIL = wojo12922[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss caroline county LST525
BASEs or LOCATIONS= all over most of vetnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = bellingham, wa
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:07:37 (PST)

Record 870
Hi shipmates,its been along time,maybe you guys can e-mail me.I was a seamen in Danang,from1969-70.worked the pusher boats and had anphibious training in little creek va.By the way is chief Scott still around also joe flicko,remember are hong kong girl shirley pak?also Bob murphys brother,the pro golfers brother,D parker,Tom tucker.Steve riley.well glad we made it back in 1970,would be great to hear from anyone who was there when I was,best regards to all BOB MAC.

NAME = robert maccagnano <EMAIL = rmaccagnan[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = fireboat 4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = BRONXS, N.Y.
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:04:04 (PST)

Record 869
Just wanted to drop in and say what a beautiful site you have, and to wish you luck in Golden Elite this week.
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 13:51:54 (PST)

Record 868
I was on the commissioning crew of the swift boats in 1965. Crew #1 was: LTJG David McFarland- Boat Officer, made LT. in Viet Nam; Neal Blanchard-BM1, made chief in Nam; William Grundy-GM2;Carl Cloud-EM2; James W. Burke-QM3; Fred Beard-RM3. Crew#1 and #2 (PCF 3 and PCF 4)received orders at the same time. When I received my orders, I was on the USS Princeton LPH5 out of Long Beach,CA. Also, on the Princeton (along with me)was Al Naugh(t) QM3. We both received orders at the same time. Al Naugh(t) was the QM for Crew #2. For some reason, the day PCF 4 went down, Al was on sick call. I did not the seaman, David Boyl,that was killed. I have had no contact with any of my crew members. If you have any addresses or phone numbers, please contact me. My mailing address is as follows: James W. Burke 576 Old Hatley Road Cordele,GA 31015 home phone- (229)273-4070 work - (229)276-2659 *Note* This info was submitted by James (Jimmy) Burke's son but the info itself came from Jimmy. He will be online soon.

NAME = James (Jimmy) W. Burke <EMAIL = burkestop[ at ]hotmail.com>
FROM WHERE = Cordele, GA
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 06:56:11 (PST)

Record 866
Kenneth Swanson, you wrote that you were also at ISB Rach Soi in 1971. I tried to send you an email but it bounced. Try sending me an email. Chuck Karayan/EM2

NAME = Chuck Karayan <EMAIL = wd6aml[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BSU 1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Soi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = Burbank, CA
REFFERED By = A Friend
- Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 20:34:23 (PST)

Record 865
Trying to contact Tom Brown, AO3,or Eddie Messmer,AB3

NAME = Joseph Golden <EMAIL = bolabeg[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Helo pad,NSA Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, Pa
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Friday, November 02, 2001 at 21:44:44 (PST)

Record 864
Interested in hearing from people I served with at ISB Rach Soi.

NAME = Kenneth Swanson <EMAIL = kswanson[ at ]ishs.state.id.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Soi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/71-12/71
FROM WHERE = Batavia, NY
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 15:23:20 (PST)

Record 863
Looking for anyone who served with my husband George in Nam. Photos can be seen at my website "Anchors Away"I wish you are in one of them..George passed away 4/1/2000. May God Bless all of you,for a job well done! Rosemarie

NAME = George Burtchell (by wife Rosemarie)
WEB SITE = http://www.homestead.com/lilitaly/Welcome.html
<EMAIL = lpn412rb[ at ]usit.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila 64/67 USS Rowan 67/68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Anloc/Bein Hoa/AnThoi/Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/67
FROM WHERE = Crossville TN. (former New Yorker), REFFERED By = surfed on
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 12:54:42 (PST)

Record 862
My dad was in Veitnam war. And was sprayed by Ageinorange he than died 6 years after I was born. I am trying to look up new info about him and what happened please help if you can, he was my best friend.

NAME = Christopher De Leo <EMAIL = bylickideleo[ at ]juno.com>
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = Livonia , Mi
REFFERED By = Melissa De Leo
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 09:38:17 (PST)

Record 861
During my time in SVN I was a very young grunt,served 20 years in the Oz Army and am now like many others of our era, permanently incapicated but keep what brain cells I still have left active by doing voluntary work assisting other vets with dealings with out Vet Affairs Dept.The info I seek on behalf of a Navy vet is confirmation of a Vietnamese, probably a buddist monk,burning himself to death at Cat Lo area around 6th to 8th June 1966-any info would be appreciated. God Bless.

NAME = Trevor Dunne <EMAIL = boxcar[ at ]iprimus.com.au>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 5th Bn Royal Australian Regiment
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nui Dat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Australia, WA
REFFERED By = a VetNet mate
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 05:43:29 (PST)

Record 860
Spreading about some joyous cheer - Monday, October 29, 2001 at 18:54:52 (PST)

Record 859
Nice site! Just feelin' nostalgic, Thought I'd say Hi to LTJG John (CRAZY JOHN) Kelkerer and Ed Fortier. Yeah, I know they'll never see this. But what the heck.Ya'll take care now, hear? dale

NAME = Dale(Big AL) Kumher RM1 <EMAIL = msgraph[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG ComCosFlot3, LSB CAT LAI
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LO YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
OH
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 12:08:23 (PDT)

Record 858
I was a forward machine gunner on the PBR 94. I served in NHA BE from May of 1966-67. Up and down the rivers, day in and day out. Searching sand pans and getting shot at by VC that wasn't even seen.

NAME = Roger Moore <EMAIL = Gator1220[ at ]webtv.nte>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 94
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA-BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Elizabeth, NJ
REFFERED By = Nephew
- Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 13:51:05 (PDT)

Record 857
I would like to welcome "YOU ALL HOME"

NAME = MIKE "TEE TEE" FARGHER
WEB SITE = seawolf.org links DET 8
<EMAIL = mikefargher[ at ]skyride.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 SEAWOLVES DET 2/8 1969-1970
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DET 2 NA BAY DET 8 RACH GIA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = The Dalles, OR
REFFERED By = Bill Rutlage
- Monday, October 22, 2001 at 20:04:27 (PDT)

Record 856
Just a Amphib sailor, doing a 9 month WesPac cruise, we supported the FMF with landing crafts assault operation and ship to shore gunfire.

NAME = C. Quinnell <EMAIL = Locazul51[ at ]Yahoo.Com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ogden LPD-5
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Cua Viet and DMZ
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = N.Central, Mt
- Monday, October 22, 2001 at 07:13:39 (PDT)

Record 855
just looking for other people in unit

NAME = dennis (barney)brower <EMAIL = mindyis19[ at ]hotmail.com/>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = aircofat det cam rahn bay
BASEs or LOCATIONS= saigon & cam rahn
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = carroll, ia
REFFERED By = found on search
- Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 10:20:02 (PDT)

Record 854
se my web sit please

NAME = hung tran
WEB SITE = htt://warrantofficernam.tripod.com/search.htm
<EMAIL = lil_123[ at ]bellsouth.net>
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
- Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 20:45:32 (PDT)

Record 853
Stationed with HAL-3, provided helo gunship support to all Riverine froces and all others throughout the Mekong Delta. Visit our association site "US Navy Seawolves" http://www.seawolf.org

NAME = Robert Bennett <EMAIL = rbennett1[ at ]netzero.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Helocopter Attack Squadron Three (light) HAL-3 "Seawolfs"
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home Base = Binh Thuy (4 Corps), and 9 other Dest Scattered througout the Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Oxnard, CA
- Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 09:39:40 (PDT)

Record 852
Would love to hear from any of the old crowd.

NAME = John H. Howe <EMAIL = johnhhowe[ at ]mpinet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST-838
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
- Friday, October 19, 2001 at 17:11:15 (PDT)

Record 851
Where are the guys that I served sith . The last thing that I heard they went to Sea Float and they were BLOPWN AWAY,. I saw the boat????????////////////

NAME = george orischak <EMAIL = Geowatachi[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU89
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Na Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1973
FROM WHERE = reading, penna
REFFERED By = N/A
- Friday, October 19, 2001 at 16:29:35 (PDT)

Record 850
looking for woolsey adviory group late 69 early 70

NAME = frank re <EMAIL = frankreiii[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river divison 593/ advisory group
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = white plains , ny
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 20:44:48 (PDT)

Record 849
Great site. Brought back many memories.

NAME = Danny G. Cartwright <EMAIL = wright[ at ]uwosh.edu>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Siagon
YEARs in VIETNAM = Sep 1967 - Sep 1968
FROM WHERE = Oshkosh, WI
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 14:47:05 (PDT)

Record 848
Recue Aircrew in UH-2B, DaNang. Looking for Chuck Fields AMS2. I was staioned with him in HC-4 Lakehurst N.J..Chuck was one of the first volunteers for HAL-3 Seawolves and participated in Operation Gamewarden. I think that was in early 1967.

NAME = Joe Van Simaeys <EMAIL = flyusnp3[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HC-4 Det.36
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968
FROM WHERE = Detroit, Mi.
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 12:05:12 (PDT)

Record 847
WELCOME HOME BROTHERS. DAMN, WE WERE YOUNG AND PROUD! NOW WE'RE JUST PROUD!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KENT. I'LL BE A REGULAR AT THIS SIGHT. GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND THE BROWNWATER NAVY.

NAME = NELLO (DAGO) D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANDINGSHIPSQUADRON2-LST-905 MADERA CTY, LST-1076 PAGE CTY, TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VUNG-TAU, VINH LONG, CAN THO, DONG TAM, SAIGON, AND BASES UP AND DOWN THE COAST.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = WASH,DC., REFFERED By = SURFED IN.
- Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 06:33:56 (PDT)

Record 846
I would like to correspond with anyone who was at Camp Tien Sha, frequented the Acey/Ducey Club and knew Richard Wiggins who was a BM2 Coxwain. He was my brother, probably drank a lot, very personable and a damn good sailor.

NAME = Lcdr George Wiggins USN (Retired) <EMAIL = george_and_sue[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1979
FROM WHERE = mARION, IL
- Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 21:19:27 (PDT)

Record 845
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE MY CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS I HAVE A MESSAGE RUNNING...MY NAME IS RAY CITERONE I WAS A BM3 OUT OF NHA BA,THE MESSAGE IS ABOUT ME NEEDING HELP PLEASE TRY AND READ IT THANS EMAIL SUNRAY010[ at ]AOL.COM

NAME = RAYMOND CITERONE <EMAIL = SUNRAY010[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM6 AND LCM8 AND ASSORTED CRAFT
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE AND SEAFLOAT AND MANY MORE ATSB
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4-69/4-70
FROM WHERE = SOUTHAMPTON, NJ
- Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 13:42:52 (PDT)

Record 844
MAN THIS SURE BROUGHT BACK SOME FAROUT MEMORIES! I'LL BE BACK AT THIS SITE AGAIN AND AGAIN! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

NAME = NELLO D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MADERA CTY905 PAGE CTY 1076 LANSHIPSQUAD2 ARG4TUTUILA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VUNG TAU, DELTA,BASES ALONG COAST.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = WASH.DC., REFFERED By = FELL IN TO YOUR SITE.
- Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 12:46:22 (PDT)

Record 843
I WAS ATTACHED TO THE TEIN SHA SECURITY GROUP. WE SENT GROUP AS FAR NORTH AS CUA VIET AND BELOW CHU LAI. I WAS ON THE TEIN SHA PENNISULA WHEN THEY TURNED THE SWIFT BOATS OVER TO THE VIETS. IN THE TYPHOON OF 71 THEY ALL (9) SUNK AT THE PIER BECAUSE THE VIETS WERE AFRAID TO MAN THEM AND PUT THEM IN THE HARBOR.SICKENING, WHEN YOU LOVED THOSE BOATS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

NAME = JAMES (BEAR) BROWN <EMAIL = JBrown2456[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DANANG, SECURITY DET
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12 MOS
FROM WHERE = 12/70 TO 1/72, TEXAS
- Friday, October 12, 2001 at 22:49:26 (PDT)

Record 842
Was stationed at Nha Be 66-67 MSB Detachment Alpha. We were the first group activated at Nha Be and had to establish the base for Minesweepers. Total number of boats was about 12. During the first 8 months of operations, we had quite a few casualities. I was originally trained at Long Beach, Ca. to be in support, but due to battle injuries of the EM2 on boat #15, I was assigned to complete the remaining 11 months aboard her. The boat ( 52 feet ) had a complement of 6 crewmen. I remember the skippers name ( John Milum BM1 ) but can't recall the other fellows. Hopefully you guys read this and get in contact. Would you beleive, i've been searching for years to find a site where MSB sailors could tell their stories. We have quite a few to tell...for instance...how about that EM2 aboard boat #52 that was hit with 2-3 rockets smack on the pilot house and lived!! the pilot house was GONE. All he had on was his BOOTS while still holding on to what was left of the wooden helm.

NAME = Joe Kenny (EM2) <EMAIL = atimeco[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB Det. Alpha
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Long Beach , CA
REFFERED By = Surfing Net
- Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 03:39:19 (PDT)

Record 841
The last chapter is still yet to be written. Gods Speed to Everyone

NAME = Tim Kelly (Tiny Tim) <EMAIL = leave post on navyseals.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sea of Reeds, Gitmo, The Oceans.
NY/FL
REFFERED By = SEAL pup
- Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 03:25:55 (PDT)

Record 840
Any one that was there I'm sure thinks this is the best site on the web. Thanks Kent very nice job. Any of the ol' mud stompers from Seafloat or Solid Anchor feel free to drop a line. If the cook from Seafloat ever reads this and he's the one from Leona Vally Calif. Drop me a line You made the best cinnamon rolls I ever tasted. Especially after an operation that lasted two days.

NAME = Frank Sparks
WEB SITE = http://www.cyberSEALs.org
<EMAIL = sealpup121[ at ]udtseal.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Long '68 Seafloat'69 Seafloat/Solid Anchor'70
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-71
FROM WHERE = Palmdale, Ca.
REFFERED By = www.Seawolf.org
- Monday, October 08, 2001 at 08:20:59 (PDT)

Record 839
I'm here to wish you good luck and take care of yourself. Also have fun and to be safe. Luv, Fairy Angela - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 06:40:17 (PDT)

Record 838
Glad to see that some of you are keeping alive the Brownwater Navy. Keep it up. I was coxswain on the armoured LCM-6 "Mike Boat"call sign Kanute One One, that supported SEAL Teams One and Two. I also was coxswain on the 14 foot Boston Whaler, when I wasen't busy sitting up river in the IBS,that inserted and extracted the teams, call sign Sierra One. I did however prefer the Mike with its 1" plating, 7-50 cal, 2-7.62 cal, 81mm mortar, 106mm recoiless and 4 honeywell 40mm grenade launchers, not to forget the toys that we normally carried. I'm in the process of writing a book and would appreciate having copies of any photos that some of you may have of the Mike. Also looking for any photo's of checkpoint charlie "Fort".

NAME = BM3 James Born
WEB SITE = http://www.JIMBORNPI.com
<EMAIL = JTBornPI[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mobile Support Team Two, Detachment Alpha/BSU-1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho and My Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = Henderson, NV
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 19:19:48 (PDT)

Record 837
I WAS STATIONED ON SEAFLOAT IN THE CAU LON RIVER.I WAS A BM3 OPERATING LCM'S 6'S AND 8'S AND SMALL CRAFT.I THINK I WAS THERE BETWEEN MAY OF 69 TO AUG OF 69.WHILE STATIONED THERE FOR MY 3 MONTHS TWO MEN WERE KIA,ONE A NAVY SEAL WITH A RECON TEAM THE OTHER A SAILOR,KIA AT A LATER DATE..BOTH WERE KIA AT NIGHT.I REMEMBER THEM BOTH BEING PUT INTO BODY BAGS.THE IMAGE OF THAT HAS NEVER LEFT ME.IM NOW FIGHTING THE VA FOR BENAFITS CONSERNING MY PTSD CLAIM.WITHOUT THE NAMES AND DATES THESE MEN DIED THE VA CANT HELP ME.I HAVE TO PROVE IT TO THEM ,BEFORE SEAFLOAT AND WHITIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS AT NHA BE I WAS INVOLVED IN A FIREFIGHT TAKING SUPPLIES TO EITHER MOC HOA OR GO DAU HA.WE WERE GOING AROUND A PLACE IN THE RIVER CALL HORSESHOE,WE ALSO HAD A PBR ESCORT.ONE PBR WAS HIT.WE WERE UNDER A ROCKET ATTACK.WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WOULD BE PUT IN FOR THE COMBAT RIBBON,BUT NEVER RECEIVED IT.OTHER BASES I WAS AT WERE TUYEN,BEN KEO,TRACU,BEN LUC AND GO DAU HA.WE FRENQENTLY CAME UNDER RIFLE FIRE ON MOST OF THESE SUPPLY RUNS.AND ROCKET ATTACK AT SOME OF THE BASES.OUR LCM 8 WAS FITTED WITH 2-50 CAL,A 60 CAL,AND GERNADE LAUNCHERS,AND A 30 CAL.THE VA WILL NOT HELP MY CLAIM,UNLESS I CAN COME UP WITH THE NAMES AND DATES THESE MEN WERE KILLED AND PROOF I WAS IN A FIRE FIGHT.I WROTE FOR MY RECORDS AND THAY ONLY SHOW ME COMMING AND LEAVING NAM,WITH NO OTHER INFORMATION.AND I MUST PROVE TO THE VA ALL THIS HAPPENED TO ME.IM HOPING SOMEONE CAN REMEMBER ME OR THESE INCADENTS,IT WOULD REALLY HELP MY CLAM FOR PTSD.MY NAME IS RAY CITERONE..I DO REMEMBER A BOB NOLAN I WAS STATIONED WITH FROM NEW YORK.ALL THIS WAS UNDER OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT,IN TASK FORCE 214 I THINK,ITS HARD TO REMEMBER AFTER 30 YEARS.I HOPE ONE OF MY VET BROTHERS CAN HELP ME...WELCOME HOME MEN

NAME = RAYMOND CITERONE <EMAIL = SUNRAY010[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM8 AND LCM6 AND OTHER CRAFTS
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BA AND SEAFLOAT
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/4/69TO4/6/70
FROM WHERE = SOUTHAMPTON, NJ
- Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 10:10:10 (PDT)

Record 836
Not much to say. Very interesting site. I think maybe it is bringing back more memories than I need. If anyone out there knows the address of Pat (Buddah) Melton,please either send it to me or direct him to this site. The man saved my life in Jan.'71 and I owe him bigtime.

NAME = Bob Lucas <EMAIL = tvlr23[ at ]mvtel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RID-43 (call sign traveler-23)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = '70-'71
FROM WHERE = Mtn. View, AR.
- Friday, October 05, 2001 at 18:23:26 (PDT)

Record 835
I spent about 6 mo in Danang at the ET shop and then they sent just me to a bunch of new guys in Cat Lo and then on to Long Phu via a landing craft( can't remember the name of the craft). We worked on Swift Boats, PBRs and other boat electronics - Radios, Radar and the like. I remember the Army bringing their boats in to be worked on. In Long Phu, I did none of that twidget stuff. I filled sand bags and built bunkers, rebuilt a small fiberglass boat with a ship fitter named Kenny Kane. That was 30 years ago. Any one out there remember Danang Navsupfac or Long Phu?

NAME = Andy Stimpson <EMAIL = stimp04[ at ]digitalexp.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nav Sup Fac
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 - 1971
FROM WHERE = Billerica , Mass
- Friday, October 05, 2001 at 17:22:24 (PDT)

Record 834
My name is Hung Tran I am still searching for the man in the photo that is listed on this web page http://warrantofficernam.tripod.com/search.htm. I sincerely appreciate the words of encouragment I have received via email and in my guest book. I also appreciate everyone who has taken the time to look at the picture. I hope one day that someone will recognize him and will be able to help me. In the mean time I will go on with my life....just as we all do; I will still wonder and hope for any information. Thanks again especially to all the Veterans!

NAME = HUNG TRAN
WEB SITE = http://warrantofficernam.tripod.com/search.htm
<EMAIL = sen_ga[ at ]hotmail.com>
GA
- Friday, October 05, 2001 at 15:35:21 (PDT)

Record 833
Looking for team-mates from Det. Echo, Ltjg Randall Scott, USNR; GMG3 Steve Adams; ETR3 Kurt Oakley; GMGSN Jeff "Zephyr Eagle" Hall; EN2 Mike Matthews; ENFN Jessie D. Crabtree; BM1 J.E. Jackson. Last time I saw the gang was 1971.

NAME = Charles H. "Chuck" Karayan <EMAIL = wd6aml[ at ]sasquatchnet.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boat Support Unit One/Coastal River Squardron One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Boat Support Unit 1 Detatchment " Echo" , Rach Soi with Teams Romeo Platoon
YEARs in VIETNAM = early-mid 1971
FROM WHERE = Burbank, Ca
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 20:38:52 (PDT)

Record 832
Great site been looking for this site for a very long time Brings back a lot of old times .Thanks for your web site.

NAME = Jerry W Gurka <EMAIL = Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1484, LCM8 967
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Sandramp
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/68
FROM WHERE = Jaccsonville , Fl
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 10:07:52 (PDT)

Record 831
Served aboard U.S.S. St.Francis River 525 - Aug 67-68 Served on U.S.S. Colonial LSD-18 for 3Mos. in San Diego. than I voluntered for order to NSA Saigon, where i ended up down in the Mekong Delta, aboard the Apl-26. in Dong Tam. Spent last few Months in Nha BE, before returning home. Served aboard U.S.S. Midway CVA-41 - 69-70 I belong to the St.Francis River Assoc. and Mobil Riverine Force Assoc. But I would like to hear from some of the guys off the A.P.L -26 during the period I served one her. I was a En.3 at the time.

NAME = Ronald L. Bakert <EMAIL = phyllisron[ at ]cdsinet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. St. Francis River - 525 = A.P.L.-26
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam - Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-69
FROM WHERE = Marshall,, MO.
REFFERED By = Found Link on Mobil Riverine Force Web. Site
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 18:30:00 (PDT)

Record 830
Was a BM3 on LCU 1477 and went through the turnover to the South Vietnamese. Went to another boat group after the turnover.

NAME = Mark Smith <EMAIL = MarkS[ at ]gottsch.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1477
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Omaha , NEB
REFFERED By = Serf
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 14:29:43 (PDT)

Record 829
I would like to contact some of the guys that were at Nha Be the same time I was. Bob Cummings, James Fisher (NY) Flyod Cosper (PA) James Baker, Sam Crawford, all of these guys were Navy. If you know any please have them contact me. Thank you Jim Roberts 3249 E. Imperial Terre Haute, IN 47805

NAME = James T Roberts <EMAIL = jroberts[ at ]mama.indstate.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Unit
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/67 to 12/68
FROM WHERE = Terre Haute, IN, IN
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 06:56:13 (PDT)

Record 828
Lived at Ten Shaw, worked at the White Elephant. I kept up with the location and status of LCU's, YFU's, water barges, reefers and a couple of tugs. I think there were about 116 in 1968. Other folks in my division set up the re-supply of ships while they were in DaNang and some were harbor pilots. After 30 some years only a few names are still with me: QM2 Dusty Vincent, QM2 Nick Jennings, QM1 Wilkinson, QM1 Camron & BMCM Gonzales. Most of those were career Navy........I was the lowly YNSN, only in to get out. Glad to have found this web site. Pictures brought back a lot of memories I had forgotten.

NAME = Larry Crowe <EMAIL = ljcrowe[ at ]meginc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Port Services Division
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = winchester, ky
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 18:46:56 (PDT)

Record 827
I was in Cat Lo from Feb 67 to Mar 68. I spent most of my time PCF 37 although I spent time on a number of other boats toward the end of my tour. I was the Gunners Mate. I was on the sister boat when Gary Friedman was killed on a double load of a mortar round in 1967. My boat officer was Ltjg Bob Plumb. I served with 1st Class Radarman Leo Johnson, Boatswains Mate Woody Drew, Yeoman Mike Youle, 2nd class Enginman Ed Zimmerman. I've been in communication with Bob Plumb and would like to contact others on my crew.

NAME = James H Marohn <EMAIL = jmarohn[ at ]new.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 37 96 70
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
FROM WHERE = Neenah, WI
- Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 19:50:48 (PDT)

Record 826
Hi: I was frequently in Tra Cu with my company. We worked regularly with the Navy along the banks of the Vam Co Dong Follows is an article I wrote: During the late summer of 1969 the mission of the 1/27 changed from one of large company size reconnaissance in force operations to one of small unit (platoon and squad) ambush and interdiction operations. These operations were configured to deny the NVA supply access to the populated areas of Hau Niga Provence ( west of Cu Chi) and to stem the flow of supplies and troops flowing from the end of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Cambodia into the Saigon Area. In late July 1969 the 1/27 relocated and constructed Fire Support Base Chamberlain on the Bao Tri ( provincial capital oh Hau Niga Provence) and the Duc Hua/Saigon Road which effectively cut of the flow of material moving south along the highway. The battalion then began operations to the west in areas that were former rice and pineapple fields ( now overgrown, laced with tunnels, supply caches and booby traps) the area extended to the west to the Vam Co Dong River and from the west banks of the river to the Cambodian border. To accomplish the mission the combat companies were assigned to various RIF , interdiction and ambush duties throughout the AO the object being to create a maze of ambush and check points between the border and the populated areas that were adjacent to the Bao Tri/Duc Hua road. Part of the process assigned 1/27 troops to duty on the Vam Co Dong River in conjunction with the U.S. Navy and the RVN Navy. 1/27 companies were assigned on a rotating base to Tra Cu navel station which was at the intersection of the Vam Co Dong and the Tui Nau industrial canal. This station was approx. 5 miles from the end of the Parrots Beak and the terminus of the Ho Chi Minh trail. The Tra Cu station contained a real mixed bag of forces and units : U.S. Navy Swift boat (PBR) detachment, RVN Navy with U.S. advisors operating as a River Assault and Interdiction unit with armored landing craft and monitor type vessels, A U.S. Army Infantry Company who operated with the Navy , A Special Forces detachment and a group of Cambodian Mercenaries one of who=s mission was planting listening devices along the Ho Chi Minh trail and monitoring NVA base camps in Cambodia, A military intelligence listing unit who monitored and processed the raw intelligence from the listening device, a 155mm Artillery Battery and a detachment of Air boats similar to the ones seen in the Florida everglades. The activities along the river for the B Co 1/27 were fairly simple. We worked with the Navy stopping and monitoring river traffic. We were on alert as a rapid reaction force if the Special Forces got into trouble and we conducted RIF=s during the day and ambushes at night along the banks of the river at likely crossing points. A typical operation might be looking along the bank for signs of enemy activity, prepping the area with a small fire artillery fire mission to clear out the booby traps, landing a platoon of infantry and conducted reconnaissance the area looking for enemy activity, locating supply caches or stirring up a fight. Night operations were similar we split up the companies and put in ambush patrols at likely crossing points along the bank to lay in wait for enemy troops attempting to move across the river. Enemy contact was frequent but usually small units and resulted in the NVA being redirected back across the Cambodian border to their sanctuaries. The worst enemy was the booby traps along the crossing point and protecting the supply caches we uncovered. The majority of our casualties were booby trap related but during the course of the operations along the river we took several prisoners, produced some body count, and captured untold amount of weapons and supplies. Were we successful? I think so. We saw the farmers move their fields back into former VC areas and reclaim land closer to the river. In addition when I arrived at FSB Chamberlain as it was being constructed you needed to go via heavily armed convoy to get to Duc Hua and then on to Ben Hua and Saigon. By the time the end of 1969 rolled around you thought nothing of taking a jeep and driving into the city like any other tourist. Yea Wolfhounds !!! Henry P Bergson Cpt. Armor B Co. 1/27 Infantry 25th Infantry Division 1969 - 1970 Photos: From Stars and Stripes Oct 2, 1969 From left to right Cpt.Hank Bergson B 1/27 1Lt Rick Deandrea B 1/27 GM3 Rick Green RAID Team 71 Sp4 Richard Green B 1/27 From Stars And Stripes Sept 14, 1969 Left to Right: 1LT Winn Fowler B 1/27, GM3 Dick Green Raid team 71, 2LT John Arnold 25th Div Arty FO, 1LT Rick Deandrea B 1/27 , CPT Henry P. Bergson B 1/27

NAME = Henry P. Bergson <EMAIL = hank[ at ]nemra.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Bco 1/27 Infantry 25th Div
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CuChi, Chamberlain, TraCU
YEARs in VIETNAM = Feb 69 -Feb 70
- Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 14:20:32 (PDT)

Record 825
I am looking for anyone who served at Sa Huynh. Trying to make contact with men I served with. Give me a e-mail. nice to see so many interested on the web.

NAME = Harry Fischer <EMAIL = HORST3838[ at ]AOL.COM>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD SA HUYNH
YEARs in VIETNAM = OCT.68-OCT. 69
- Friday, September 28, 2001 at 10:50:22 (PDT)

Record 824
would love to talk to shipmates.1968-1970-18107712287

NAME = bm2 steven b sorensen
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss pitkin county lst-1082
BASEs or LOCATIONS= guam-delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
FROM WHERE = det., mi
- Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 17:07:36 (PDT)

Record 823
nothing to tell, shot at...missed...craped on...hit.

NAME = George C. Rekow <EMAIL = gcr[ at ]isgsfo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boat Squadron One, PCF Div 101&105
BASEs or LOCATIONS= PCF Div 101 An Thoi, PCF Div 105 Qui Nhon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1966
FROM WHERE = San Francisco, CA
- Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 16:44:18 (PDT)

Record 822
Served on the USS Jennings County,

NAME = David Barnes <EMAIL = bunnieb[ at ]syringa.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Jennings County LST 846
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE = Lewiston, Idaho
- Friday, September 21, 2001 at 23:07:12 (PDT)

Record 821
on board uss washtenaw cty 1166 from sept.68 to oct 69 in corp 4 in the mekong delta.

NAME = robert peiffer <EMAIL = bobgwen77[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss washtenaw cty lst 1166
BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong ha ,veitnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 13 months
FROM WHERE = indiana, pa
REFFERED By = roger peiffer
- Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 17:28:40 (PDT)

Record 820
Come see my new site on the vietnam war: Http://www.vietnamwar.s5.com

NAME = NaX
WEB SITE = http://www.vietnamwar.s5.com
<EMAIL = livingdead[ at ]webail.co.za>
FROM WHERE = Africa, - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 19:04:41 (PDT)

Record 819
Arrived 28 June 1969. Departed 29 June 1970. Served whole time on YFU64 as an Engineman. Remember Don Clark who has visited this site. Also, Nick Toto(NY), John "Aardvark" Nowak(NY), Howard Van Erem(WI), Thomas Jefferson Pate, some Army Warrant named Ferriby (?), and a lot of faces without names. I have a few pictures around the house somewhere. I also remember an EM3 named Ken Seith(NY) who after a trip to Subic Bay prompted us to paint "Almost Cherry" on the con until command in Danang had us remove it. It was a long year and a lot of work. I also remember the chief snipe on YFU61 was a good friend of mine named Karl "Red" Anderson. Last I knew he lived in FL but was originally from upstate NY. We went thru 9 craftmasters in the time I was there. Only one injured and evac'd. Would love to hear from any others who ever did time on YFU64.

NAME = Mike Jarboe <EMAIL = mike.b.jarboe[ at ]lmco.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lighterage Division - YFU64. Later on AD17 USS Piedmont
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Chu Lai, Sa Huynh, Cu Dai, Tam Ky, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, et al...I Corps
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun'69-Jun'70 & July '72
FROM WHERE = Then Louisville, Ky. Now Denver, CO, KY
REFFERED By = Stumbled onto this surfing.
- Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 07:44:08 (PDT)

Record 818
Arrived Nha Be early April 68. Was heavy equipment operator and operated the crane that lifted out many damaged boats. Also drove the 18 wheeler that brought all supplies, ammo, food, and beer that got into Nha Be for about 7 months. Lots of close calls on the road but was too young and dumb to realize how God cared for me. I got rush orders to Danang and my replacement (Earl Leighton EO2) was killed shortly after when the 500 lb. mine exploded. Mike Nolan CE2 was also killed and close friend Bruce Lindhorst UT2 was seriously injured. I have quite a few pictures and slides of Nha Be and will share them with anyone interested. Other Seabees at Nha Be at the time was Joe Sweat BU,John Thorne EO2 ,Gosnell EO,Mechanics from Los Gatos, Ca. and Billy Sherill from Indianapolis. Minnetello was a steelworker and I can not remember the names of the other Seabees off the top of my head. We assembled the crane on the Mobile Support Base II and have pics and a news clipping about it. I would like to hear from anyone that can refresh some of the old memories. Everyone take care and if I can help you in any way just call. Gator

NAME = Joe Wallace (Wally Gator) <EMAIL = jrrw[ at ]ctesc.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seabees
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Detachment Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = one
FROM WHERE = Bastrop, Texas
REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Monday, September 17, 2001 at 23:05:46 (PDT)

Record 816
Thanks for the "History" carry on so that we never forget !

NAME = Proud American !
- Monday, September 17, 2001 at 09:46:00 (PDT)

Record 815
Worked out of the Armory and Ammo Mag hauling ammo on Mike boats and riding shotgun on ARVN driven trucks to Ca Mau, Chau Doc etc.

NAME = Keith Anklam <EMAIL = kanklam[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG, NAD, LSB
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = Bothell, WA
- Monday, September 17, 2001 at 09:40:51 (PDT)

Record 814
I was assigned to PBR Mobile Base One when it was still on the drawing board. At the time, no one could tell me anything about the base. After SERE training, I found it in Long Beach, CA. At that time it was just four barges being built and outfitted. It was ready to deploy in September of 1967. We loaded it aboard two LSD's; the Comstock and Whetstone and set sail for Saigon. Rough water made the crossing to Pearl a nine day ordeal. Before Pearl we got orders to Danang. I don't do rough seas very well (Being from the mid-west, I never learned about sea sickness until I joined the Navy.) At Pearl, I talked my skipper into letting me fly on ahead to Danang and set everything up for the base's arrival. We were towed up to Tan My at the mouth of the Perfume River from Danang in calm seas and anchored with four 6,000lb Danforth anchors. The PBR's showed up a few days later and started their patrols. Things were very quiet in that area of Vietnam until TET. Even then, the base itself never saw any action. To my knowledge, everyone got home safe and sound.

NAME = Dave Tolhurst <EMAIL = dctolhurst[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Lakewood, OH
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 18:08:57 (PDT)

Record 813
My Father (Lawrence J Walsh ) was in Vietnam some time between 1967 and 1970 on a Patrol Boat and sent me a baseball cap with the River Rat patch. Do you have any pictures or name of the boat, unit or members of that unit he was in?

NAME = Larry Walsh <EMAIL = lwalsh![ at ]stny.rr.com>
- Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 16:29:00 (PDT)

Record 812
I already have a entry (guest record 644) but wanted to update/add info. I was the RM3 on T-112-2, my boat captain was Guy Dail, he was the old white haired BM1 who had been called back to active duty from the fleet reserve to run mike boats (LCM-6). He passed away a few years ago. Also our boat coxswain Johnny Maness (I hate to use this description of him, but he was the real light skinned black guy) has also passed away. Since I last logged in besides finding an old boat mate of mine, (Roger Pete), I have also had contact with guys from other boats in our Division that served there at the same time as me. They are Paul Kuhn from T-112-6, and Jack Barwick from the 112 Zippo boat. If anybody from our Division in the same timeframe reads this and needs there e-mail addresses contact me at my e-mail address and I can give it to you, also if you know of any other guys I haven't listed I would appreciate that info. I am writing this on the friday following the terrorist attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon, them Dot Heads have to get there due, and I hope Pres. Bush doesn't pussyfoot around like they did when we were in Nam. God bless you and God bless America.

NAME = Bill Frede <EMAIL = flaflash7[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATC 112-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Out of Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
REFFERED By = Self Search
- Friday, September 14, 2001 at 18:02:02 (PDT)

Record 811
This is a great sight, we Rode to work with the PBRs without them and their support we could have not acomplished our mission some of the times,They were a great help in our operation,Thanks for the servuice and that is for the ones who never made it back,Hats off to all of you.

NAME = En1 David E Hyde <EMAIL = Bigbird2dh[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = UDT-21 / Seal Team -2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Little Creek VA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 1969
FROM WHERE = Andrews , NC
- Friday, September 14, 2001 at 12:23:40 (PDT)

Record 810
I was an EN3 diesel mechanic aboard the APL55/YRBM18 working down in the engine overhaul shop. Started overhauling the 6V-53s and 6-71s, then started rebuilding the fuel injectors in the injector overhaul shop. Have many memories of the "beer barge" and many good friends.

NAME = Pete Randall <EMAIL = Peter.Randall[ at ]EHV-Weidmann.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL55/YRBM18
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968/1969
FROM WHERE = Peacham, VT.
- Friday, September 14, 2001 at 03:17:32 (PDT)

Record 809
Here's hoping that all is well with you and yours! Take care and be safe. - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 20:41:33 (PDT)

Record 808
I WAS AN ADVISOR, NAVY ON THE LOWER BASIC WOULD LOVE TO FIND PHOTOTS OF JUNKS OR MODELS I INTEND TO DO A HISTORY OF THE ADVIORS WHEN I GET TIME IS THERE AN ADVISORS GROUP

NAME = PHIL HERR <EMAIL = phil[ at ]incnevada.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= JUNK BASE 36
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/66-6/67
FROM WHERE = CHICAGO/SAN DIEGO, CA
- Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 16:34:28 (PDT)

Record 807
I stopped by to let you know you have our prayer and I wish peace for you and yours,,




Record 806
Really nice site! You worked hard on it! Good job!

Record 805
Coxwain/RM3 on A-112-4 (aka PATCHES and Later HO'S NIGHTMARE) We resurrected her after her trip to the river's bottom after multiple rocket hits in late Feb 68. We took her out on our first mission escorting VN boats laden with rice and bldg materials up a canal to the west of Dong Tam. It was supposed to be a "milk run"..show the flag etc. Trouble was neither of our gun mounts had been repaired yet and we engaged in our first fire fight with M-16s, a shotgun, one pistol, and a case of frags. We survived so I guess we won....shades of things to come. Still looking for my crew..Mike Salaba, "Gunner" Ferdinandsen, Lucky Lachance, Bill Conley, Ashmore and Peeples. God Bless All! Thanks for the memories your site awakens.

NAME = Christopher Emerson <EMAIL = CEmersonPA[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 112 - A-112-4`
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MRB plus Muc Hoa
YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/68-5/69
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REFFERED By = surfing
- Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 20:30:29 (PDT)

Record 804
I served as a Combat Medic (91B20)while in the 4th/4th and 3rd/39th. I have been lucky and have been able to forget most of the names and faces that decorate my nightmares of days gone by but I am still looking to find the following: SFC Bruce Bean, Sgt. Glenn Chapman, Sgt Gullet (sp?), Sgt. Tinker, Lt. R. A. Smith. I am also looking for two other Medics that became Physican's Assistants from the 47th along with me: CWO Robert Woods and CWO Russell Utter W. L. Rockwell (Doc Rock) CW3 U.S. Army MC Ret.

NAME = Willaim L. Rockwell <EMAIL = BrujiaBlanca[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = B Co. 4th/47th, E Co. 3rd/39th
BASEs or LOCATIONS= APB 36, APB 40, Kien Hoa
YEARs in VIETNAM = Nov. 68 Aug. 69
FROM WHERE = Bastrop, Texas
REFFERED By = Member MRFA
- Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 14:29:11 (PDT)

Record 803
Great site! We moved off the river and into the canals {Rach Gia to the Cambodian border} shortly after I arrived in country somewhere around march. Was gunner on the 33 boat. Keep up the good work and God Bless.

NAME = CHRIS FALTER <EMAIL = C_FALTER[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 553
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69/70
FROM WHERE = Glen Burnie, MD
- Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 18:55:07 (PDT)

Record 802
I was an 'intelligence/combat' photographer, whatever that is, stationed with UDT-13 and spent a week or so on board the USS TERREL COUNTY prior to SEAFLOAT being built. While there, we had a few search and destroy operations, got ambushed a couple times and ate some good chow on board the TC. Our OIC was LT Bruce Dyer (retired as CAPT). The officer in charge of creating SEAFLOAT flew in one day while we were 'hiking' along the river bank with an eye out for local inhabitants with AK's and we gave him some protection from whatever as we checked out Old Nam Canh and some other places in that area. SEAL One had some guys hot bunking with us. MM1 Moki Martin, Solano, Gore, Farmer, and Dee Daigle were there. LT Tim Wettack was the SEAL OIC. They worked at night and we worked during the day. Prior to my arriving, PCF 43 got blown up on the river by a VC attack that ultimately set off all the demolitions on board. During the firefight, Doc Worthington the UDT Corpsman, the skipper of the boat LTJG Don Drosz, and the coxn of the PCF, QM3 Tom Holloway, were killed. Most of the UDT men and most of the boat's crew were wounded. As a result of this action, John Lowry of UDT-13 got the Silver Star. Art Ruiz and Mike Sandlin of UDT were wounded. Art went home for a while and later came back on active duty. Mike returned to duty after a bullet hole through his thigh healed. He's not back on active duty as a recruiter for the SEALs. (53 years old)

NAME = PHC (DV) (PJ) Steven L. Waterman, Ret.
WEB SITE = http://www.justasailor.com/thebook.html
<EMAIL = Steve[ at ]JustASailor.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = UDT-13 aboard USS Terrel County
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Before SeaFloat was built
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = South Thomaston, ME
REFFERED By = Frank Sparks
- Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 02:44:32 (PDT)

Record 801
4.0 web site.

How well I remember SEAFLOAT, 1969 - 1970.

I did a tour with the BietHi escorting the sand barges aboard SWIFT boats (no place to hide.)
If the world had a rectal orfice, it would definetly be in Nam Can Vietnam.

What I did for fun while I was there? I shot rats at night with my .38 S&W.

To All of you: "welcome to the world!"
To those that gave their lives for us to come home: " You will always be remembered, Thank You!"

tu amigo
Doc Rio


NAME = Erasmo "Doc" Riojas USN Ret
WEB SITE = http://www.mi-vida-loca.com
<EMAIL = elticitl[ at ]mi-vida-loca.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Many up and down the Mekong Delta with SEAL Team TWO
BASEs or LOCATIONS= too many to list
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967,1968,1969,1970
FROM WHERE = Laredo , now in Pearland, TX
REFFERED By = SEAL Private Mailing List
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 10:00:00 (PDT)



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