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Record 56
Name: Gerald M. Weber, O-in-C Seawolf Det 8, Rach Gia, 5/70-11/70
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sandia Park, NM
Time: 1998-07-04 03:28:29
Comments: HA(L)-3 started a perminant detachment at Rach Gia in April, 1970 and I must have flown at least 20 missions in support of your "water born guardposts". So I have a question: What ever happened to Hugh Highland and Di We Nee?


Record 63
Name: Jan Dial
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-07-26 20:42:29
Comments: Nice job!! I was a Seawolf gunner on Det-9 onboard YRBM-21 69-70 across on the mekong. Darn near neighbors. I believe Det-8 was on the YRBM-20. Nice to find a missing Seawolf in your guest book.


Record 228
Name: JIMMY BISHOP AO3
Website: Fleet Air Support Unit ,BINH THUY.>Number 1 Cheap Charlie
Referred by: Lycos
From: Richmond,Va.23235
Time: 1999-06-27 10:53:50
Comments: Thanks Kent for this terrific site.I was assigned to the magizines accross the road from the RIV.DIV'S. We were comfortably situated between the mags and the fuel farm for the helo's.Our neighbor was the 57th "Original" DUST-OFF I would enjoy hearing from any of my old shipmates.Anyone from SEAL TEAM 1 who stayed with us,AO1 Starke HAL-3,SeaBee MCB-5 who kept us supplied with PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER,and anyone with VAL-4 Binh Thuy Det,To everyone who was at Binh Thuy and those that just passed thru, I say to you,"God Bless and keep you safe." In Memory of Red Dog & Louie... Snail mail 7908 Elkhardt Rd Richmond,Va 23235 ph#804-276-3192


Record 244
Name: Bill Eller
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ERIE PA
Time: 1999-08-14 12:23:58
Comments: I was in country 1970/1971 USS HUNTERDON COUNTY AGP 838 Mekong River.We serviced a lot boats like the ones on this web page, Plus we carried 2 Seawolf Helicopters with us.Hel 3 Det6. Hoping to hear from someone that was on my boat.


Record 292
Name: Greg Wilkey
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Hoover, Alabama
Time: 1999-11-15 17:25:59
Comments: Dear Kent: My brother (ENC J.A.Wilkey) told me of your web-page on 11/6 and I've been surfing since. I appreciate the effort you've made to save and share the history that effected so many, yet, is known by so few. I served aboard the YRBM-20 from the beginning, as I helped put her in service when she came in country February 1969. I served in RVN from 2 Aug 68 to 5 Aug 69. From the Annapolis I was assigned to NAVSUPPAC Vinh Long. We worked on the river aboard a barge (YR-9) much like the YRBM but lived and ate at a confiscated French villa about 3 miles across town. HAL-3, Det-3 was at the Army Air base next door. The 20 was towed from Japan where she had been built, and tied alongside the YR-9 which had been moved and anchored in the river near the RVN Navy Base, Vinh Long. When we moved aboard the 20, we remained anchored NW of the town of Vinh Long. Our original configuration was as follows: port and starboard ammies housed the PBR squadrons, 52 & 57. The beer bar was on the first starboard ammi and known as "The Shack Out Back". The aft ammi had the SEAL Team hooch on it (Team-1, Charlie Platoon). There was also a smaller pusher barge aft, with 2 diesel engines ... used primarly for flight operations. HAL-3 came aboard with 2 Bell UH-1B gunships. I was assigned to them as their first LSE and all purpose gopher (I was an SK2). Near the end of April '69 we lost both of those birds (320 & 305) and 4 close friends in Cambodia: M. Schaferknocker, J. Hart, H. Castle, R. Reardon. It was after this incident that we moved closer to Cambodia. In May, we were towed by a civilian tug up the Mekong to An Long. We moved only once in my remaining time aboard the 20. That move (propelled by the pusher barge) was only a few miles to find the widest spot in the river. So the 20 must have moved to Chau Duc between Aug. and Oct. '69. Lt. Clark was our Captain. I knew Steve Crandall, whose pictures you have in your collection ... great guy. We were never known as the "Delta Hilton" while I was aboard, although we knew we were living well! I have many photos, both print and slides but they're not saved to disk. I'll try my best to get that done and send them. WELCOME HOME, to you and all who served.


Record 428
Currently President of the Seawolf Association,was Doorgunner and Crewchief (70-71)

Tony Guptaitis <Tony[ at ]spillmanwotyla.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Seawolves Det9, - YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= YRBM 21
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- Friday, July 14, 2000 at 12:56:02 (PDT)



Record 437
Great website! You guys did an outstanding job over there. I know, I watched over you from the air..

Tom Jessen <Jessentp[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= HAL-3 Det 1, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= USS Jennings Cty, USS Harnett Cty, USS Hunterdon Cty
FROM= Petersburg, VA
- Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 05:41:26 (PDT)



Record 542
I am doing this for my dad. He hates computers but I figured I would do this for him. He was a seawolf and was in the halo that crashed and that is pictured on the web site. The one they are recovering. He also has infor for Dale Odem (forgive me sir for I know I didnt spell that right) His name is Jake Bryant, he would love to contact you or you can also email me and I will you give you more info on him. Thank you for your time and as a daughter of a fellow service man, I salute you all. Thank you all... God Bless!! Ginger Bryant

Jake Bryant (actually daughter doing for her dad) <kneelinghope[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Seawolf/YRBM21, - YRS= 69/70 - BASE/location= buein tui
FROM= Daytona Beach, Fl
REFFERED By= OGO
- Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 17:20:38 (PST)


Guest Record 667
Your web site is excellent. It brings back memories. "BOATS OF GLASS, BALLS OF BRASS, BLACK BERETS FOREVER!"

NAME = Randall Lindberg <EMAIL = RANDONL[ at ]mndspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HA(L)-3 Det-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = Cambridge, Mass. then Tampa, Fla now., FL
REFFERED By = ill Rutledge
- Monday, May 14, 2001 at 13:11:22 (PDT)


Guest Record 683
SERVED AS SEAWOLF GUNNER FROM LATE '69 TO EARLY '71. GLAD I HAD THE EXPERIENCE BUT WOULDN'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN. I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS. GOD BLESS YOU BILL SIMMONS

NAME = BILL SIMMONS <EMAIL = SEAWOLF149[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HA(L)-3 SEAWOLVES
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHE BE, CHAU DOC, BINH THUY
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1.5
FROM WHERE = BATON ROUGE, LA
REFFERED By = JUST FOUND SITE
- Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 14:35:05 (PDT)

Record 796
We never had a ground attack but took a few incoming right at movie call now and then. Remember the pop flares that went off in the tower ? I remember the Seawolf launching the 122 rocket off on deck :-) also remember Colonol Tief, one of 2 in the AO, standing over my shoulder while I keyboarded a message saying we were out of big ammo. I could feel his breath down my neck. 150 (or so ??)sailors and 2 marines. Best to all, Mike Turner, RM2

NAME = Mike Turner
WEB SITE = http://www.moctobi.com
<EMAIL = Old_sailor[ at ]moctobi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATF105, YRBM16, ATF106, CLG4, LPA249
BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM16, BINH THUY, SOLID ANCHOR
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70/71
FROM WHERE = Amarillo, TX
REFFERED By = Surfin'
- Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 21:05:11 (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 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 1017
HI all brown water sailors, I was a doorgunner with HA(L)-3 Navy Seawolves, stationed at Vung Tau and Nha Be from 3/68-3/69. You guys have a great website here. All the great pictures bring back a lot of memories. We flew air cover for the PBRs, etc a lot. I was in on a rescue of 2 wounded off a PBR where our pilot hovered our ship on the bow of the boat and took off the two wounded sailors. I am told they both survived. Welcome home!!! Regards, Jack Carter AO2

NAME = Jack Carter <EMAIL = pyramidrock[ at ]sedona.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HA(L)-3 Navy Seawolves
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau - Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/68-3/69
FROM WHERE = Sedona, , Ariz
REFFERED By = Seawolf Chuck Cosgrove
- Friday, February 01, 2002 at 12:48:13 (PST)

Record 1040
I was in the metal shop mid 69 to mid 70 AMS2. We made the Agent Orange Things big long pipe with lots of wires some of it my brain storm. Somethings are just never appreciated. How about those 2am to 6am tower watches when we could not return fire a nother great Idea!!!

NAME = Michael Anderson "ANDY" <EMAIL = michael.anderson[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Binh Thuy Navy Air Base "FASU"
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy across highway from dock Metal Shop
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Orange County Ca., CA.
REFFERED By = Surf
- Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 21:13:12 (PST)

Record 1081
Seeking info on members of FASU between 70 and 71 at Binh Thuy. I was an AMH3 in Airframes.

NAME = billy bunch <EMAIL = billybunch[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FASU Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = New Orleans, La
- Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 17:35:39 (PST)

Record 1091
I reported for duty in jan,1971 aboard the yrbm16.I put in a transfer to the yrbm21 to serve with my brother cs3 Jim Wilson who was the night baker.I eventually was assigned to the boat shop. I was assigned to mike 4.I was on patrol around the ship on the night of 2 june,1971 when we were attacked by nva and vc.according to citations my engineman and myself penned down the attackers untill the seawolfs could get them.I later was transfered to the naval ammo base at vung tau. I would enjoy hearing from crew thatI served with me during that time

NAME = gerald d wilson <EMAIL = THE_NEEDLES_DAD[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm 21/boat division
YEARs in VIETNAM = jan,71/dec,71
- Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 14:57:06 (PST)

Record 1121
I spent about 5 months on Solid Anchor (Nam Can) as a radio operator in the Ops center. We were working 12 on and 12 off (port & Starbord) and filling sandbags in our spare time. I was on watch when SeaWolf 21 was hit with ground fire. I remember Christmas eve, the sky full of flairs.... anyway, It's been a long time and I've forgotten most of the names of the men I was there with. Great site. Thanks.......... Ford

NAME = Ford Swanson
WEB SITE = http://www.wf.net/~ford/
<EMAIL = ford[ at ]wf.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG RIVFLOT5
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nam Can
YEARs in VIETNAM = Mar 70 - Mar - 71
FROM WHERE = Wichita Falls , Texas
REFFERED By = Net Search
- Friday, March 15, 2002 at 05:53:43 (PST)

Record 1161
I was in the metal shop mid 69 to mid 70 AMS2. We made the Agent Orange Things big long pipe with lots of wires some of it my brain storm. Somethings are just never appreciated. How about those 2am to 6am tower watches when we could not return fire a nother great Idea!!!

NAME = Michael Anderson "ANDY" <EMAIL = michael.anderson[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Binh Thuy Navy Air Base "FASU"
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy across highway from dock Metal Shop
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/69 to 6/70
FROM WHERE = Orange County Ca., Ca.
REFFERED By = Surf
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 19:58:18 (PST)

Record 1215
Just surfing the net and found this site. I was a Navy aircraft electrician who ran the battery locker for FASU. I figured out they had to be air-conditioned in order to hold a charge. Later I was stationed on the USS Hancock for a second tour. There I ran the night-check aircraft electric shop aboard ship.

NAME = Dave Snow <EMAIL = apogeetoperigee[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1st tour FASU Binh Thuy, 2nd tour USS Hancocock, HC-7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy and USS Hancock
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71, 71-72
FROM WHERE = Denver, CO
REFFERED By = no one
- Monday, April 29, 2002 at 16:23:58 (PDT)

Record 1339
Hi - I salute you all! My uncle, Chris Maher, was a Seawolf who served from April of 1967 to March of 1968. He was a doorgunner/crew chief with Det-1 and ultimately died as a result of his injuries (in 1975). I'm hoping someone who knew my uncle might read this - if so, please contact me. I've had trouble finding guys who served with Chris and would really like to hear from those who knew him. You can email me at Happies2you[ at ]aol.com Thanks to all you veterans who served our country when no one else would - May God Bless you all, Much love, Malin

NAME = Malin McCain <EMAIL = Happies2you[ at ]aol.com>
MS
REFFERED By = Seawolves
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 21:38:44 (PDT)

Record 1338
I flew with the SEAWOLVES as a door-gunner crew chief. I first started flying the SEALORDS doing runs to all 9 Dets. and doing SEAL insertion and extractions.Then went to Ben Luc Det 4 specializing in the door mounted mini-gun. Our AO was the Plain of Reeds, Parrots Beak, and then we also flew cover for the boats on the Upper Saigon River out of Phu Loi. Later I was with VA-153 on the USS Oriskany and made 3 West Pacs.

NAME = Mike Worthington <EMAIL = rworthington81[ at ]attbi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HA(L)3 SEAWOLVES
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ben Luc -Phu Loi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/70 to 2/72
FROM WHERE = Fresno, Ca
REFFERED By = SEAWOLF Web Site
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 21:02:37 (PDT)

Record 1488
June '68 to Aug.'68 : Fleet Air Support Unit DaNang Airbase. Aug.'68 to Feb.'69 : Tien Sha Commando(security). Feb.'69 to June '69 : LCU 1619. Apr.'70 to Apr.'71 : ACTOV program, Naval Support Facility, DaNang. Turned over LCU 1484 to the Vietnamese Navy in Feb. or Mar. of '71. Is anybody out there???

NAME = Rex Johnston <EMAIL = knightssword1[ at ]mchsi.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DaNang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-69 / 70-71
FROM WHERE = Columbus, Ga.
- Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 01:34:20 (PDT)

Record 1549
Iwas Attached to the Delta AR9 in 69 which sat in Vung Tau harbor repairing the shot up river boats. Was later assigned to the Chicago CG 11 cruising the tonkin gulf.Finished last 8 months of duty in country at Naval Air Station Da Nang

NAME = Don Wenz <EMAIL = itiwenz[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Delta AR 9 USS Chicago CG11
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Brunswick, Ohio
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 21:03:50 (PST)

Record 1636
You have a great web. It brought back a lot of memories.I'm a plank owner of Hal3 Seawolves Det9 aboard the 21. You guys were a great crew!!! I stayed on the 20 once in a while when we were waiting for the "Shit Hooks" To pick up our shot up planes on the 21.I think the 21 had a better cook!!!! Good luck and keep up this great web..........

NAME = Joe Versace <EMAIL = HAL3DET9[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL3 Seawolves Det9- YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mecong River And The Whole Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69--70
FROM WHERE = Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
REFFERED By = Seawolf web page..
- Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 18:29:38 (CST)


Record 1664
I went to Nam aboard the USS PRINCETON LPH-5 as part of the Marine Aviation Detachment,(Sailors in Green), In 1961 and 62 we took Detachments of Air America helicopters over to Nam. We were operating out of Subic Bay, PI and were moored alongside Cubi Point NAS. We on loaded H-19's, UH 34's Kaman huskies, (Widow Makers), and even a few Cessna L-19A "Birddogs". We had Pilots from the various services aboard and on the way over to where we did not know, the hanger crews painted out all the US insignia on the aircraft. Then early one morning we went to General Quarters and Flight Quarters and prepared to launch the aircraft. We were shocked when the pilots and crew came out to man their planes in "civvies". The 1mc announced that we were off the coast of South Vietnam and we sent our birds away while the USS Coral Sea flew air cover for us. Then we skedattled back to Subic. With instructions not to mention the incident for twenty years...times up! The USS Princeton Veterans Association is looking for shipmates who served aboard her in any capacity, whether as crew, in a squadron or just TAD. Go to the Princeton Website and join up! We are over 350 strong and growing. Our next reunion will be in Norfolk, VA in 2004. God Bless you Vets! Ron Hoak

NAME = Ron Hoak
WEB SITE = ussprinceton.org
<EMAIL = srhoak[ at ]shaw.ca>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS PRINCETON LPH-5
YEARs in VIETNAM = 61-63
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 18:03:02 (CST)


Record 1685
I was there but I don't remember much. Memories are now faint and faces are blank.

NAME = Fred Pascucci <EMAIL = Fred>Pascucci[ at ]nv.ngb.army.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Fleet Air Support Unit (FASU)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Reno, NV
REFFERED By = Surfing the web
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Record 1688
I was with Det 8 when we were on the LST.. Then we moved to Rach Gia and we based where the Seals and SeaBees were living. The Seals called me Tee Tee... I will remember the times and most faces but, for the names? that is hard. To all of you, WELCOME HOME! AND MAY LIFE TREAT YOU WELL.. Mike Tee Tee Fargher

NAME = Mike Fargher <EMAIL = mikefargher[ at ]skyride.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 SEAWOLFS
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Na Bay, Det 2, Rach Gia. Det 8
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69/70
FROM WHERE = The Dalles, OR
REFFERED By = A Bro Seawolf
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Record 1721
great site. I enjoyed reading accounts of SOD in '70 D. Stokes Gunner, Seawolf Det 6, '70 SOD

NAME = D. Stokes, Sr <EMAIL = rockinidrancho[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seawolf Det 6 SOD
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SOD, Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3
NM
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 1984
Was with rivron 511 bassac river. In on opperations Silver Spur, Dung Island in country 1967 looking for others who were in 511. Also anyone who remembers Seawolf 115 aboard LST 786. Thanks great site.

NAME = Richard <EMAIL = hamradio79703[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Rivsection 511
BASEs or LOCATIONS= bassic river , LST 786 Garrett County
FROM WHERE = Micland, Texas
REFFERED By = surfing net
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Record 2041
I was forward gunner on Petersons,s boat. BM1 Yakey was patrol leader. The other crew members were Hubbard (snipe) and Moon, after gunner. I also was on Dotson,s boat with Gurney. Gurney cut my beret ribbon on my 5th patrol. What ever happened on patrol with LCMD Shepard when he took the Times Life photojornalist up river on MEDCAP. I ran off Peterson,s boat, per orders of Yakey, to get Sea Wolfs up. The Sea Wolfs were on the incorrect channel and didn't here the fire fight. The boat Shepard was on and his cover boat were under heavy fire. When I cleared the wall of the friendly camp I tried to jump over a pool of water and fell into a trap. I was drowning and all I could feel was the air on my fingers. I had my piece in my grip and all of a sudden I was being lifted out of the trap by the seawolf gunners. The gunners loaded me on to their seawolf and I blurted out the proper op frequency and started to vomit. The next day I had a high temperature and was waiting for YN1 Morrison to take me to the hospital and I walked off base. I was told later that I had fallen into a ditch unconsious and I was taken to an Army Hospital located in the Bien Thuy area. I was in a comma and finally came out of it several weeks later. I do remember that I had lost almost half my body weight. My unit was transfered to the USS Garriet County while I was in the hospital. I was told the door gunners of the Seawolf, who saved my life that day, were quartered forward on this LST. I went over to their quarters and fell down the lader and caught my arm on a S-hook holding the lader. I was literally meat on a hook. The door gunners again assisted me by taking me to Doc. To make a long story short I would be medivaced back to the States for more surgery and physical therapy. I would deeply appreciate anyone knowing what happened on the day of the fire fight to contact me. I would love to here from any members of PBR Section 512.

NAME = Tom Stiller <EMAIL = omnitom[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Section 512
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho/BienThuy USS Garriet County
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 to 1968
FROM WHERE = Whiting, IN
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