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Record 66
Name: Don Herr
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Long Beach, CA
Time: 1998-07-30 04:08:46
Comments: Served aboard U.S.S. Tutuila ARG-4, An Thoi and Vung Tau, Vietnam 1966 /1967. Anyone remembers the Tutuila?


Record122
Name: John Porter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alameda, CA
Time: 1998-11-17 20:30:52
Comments: Great job on this web page. I served on USS TUTUILA (ARG-4), first in An Thoi and then in Nha Be, 1970. The photo of the Annapolis really brought back memories. Processed through the Annapolis in spring 1970 but never did get a pic of it; bought my Pentax after I got to the "Toot." Will pass this link on to a couple of buddies I'm still in touch with. Anyone have any photo's of either Nha Be or TUTUILA?


Record 146
Name: Pete Joyce
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Uk originally but now in Malaysia
Time: 1999-01-13 16:01:32
Comments: I have visited the area at least five times in the last 4 years. Working in the general area of Rach Gia, Ha Tien, Hon Dat Have photos


Record 182
Name: donald (duff) snyder
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: san diego area
Time: 1999-03-27 05:50:51
Comments: I was LT USN, Sr Naval Advisor [ at ] OPBASE Ha Tien and Coastal Group 44 in 1971; will attempt to find some photo history to connect your Chau Doc to Tihn Bien all the way on Giang Thahn River to Ha Tien and Gulf of Thailand (Siam)


Record 184
Name: BILL
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: FLA NOW ORG FROM NJ
Time: 1999-03-30 16:06:13
Comments: WELCOME HOME BROTHERS I WAS IN COUNTRY FROM 6-69 TO 6-70 STATIONED OUT OF NSA DANANG LCU 1494 UP TO HUE ,DONG HA ETC ,TRANSFERRED TO YFU 4 NSA NHA BE OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT THEN TO LCM 814 NHA BE OP GIANT SLINGSHOT ( HA TIEN BEN LUC SONG UN DOC MOC HOA)IM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE ESPECIALLY DURING SAME TIME FRAME THANKS AND WELCOME HOME ...BILL


Record 266
Name: Dick Allen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alameda,ca
Time: 1999-09-06 19:22:11
Comments: Was on Swifts, first out of An Thoi, then Cat Lo. Was at Cat Lo when PBRs came in country. We were glad to see them as it meant no more bottom scraping for us


Record 306
Name: BILL H
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: PORT ORANGE FL
Time: 1999-12-20 23:55:34
Comments: KENT, GREAT SITE AND CONGRADS ON SILVER AWARD, JUST WANTED TO SAY WELL DONE AND ILL BE SENDING PICTURES, MOST OF ALL WELCOME HOME AND BEST WISHES FOR SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON,,BILL H. USN EN3 VIETNAM 69-70 [HA TIEN DEC.69]


Record 331
Name: Alan Sassatelli (ISC) (RET)
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Taylorville, Illinois
Time: 2000-01-26 20:37:03
Comments: Fantastic site!!!! In country with BSU-1 (Det ALPHA) 71-72. First at Dong Tam and later at Ha Tien. Your pictures of Ha Tien really bring back a flood of memories (good & bad; mostly good). I especially remember patroling the Vihn Te Canal as a Advisor with the VNs. Looking for GMG2 Stan Sigel (Stan the Man) and BMC Griffith,if anyone knows where they are at. Keep up the great work.


Record 341
Name: Bob Hollinger
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Waretown, New Jersey
Time: 2000-02-11 05:04:09
Comments: You have a great site which brought back alot of memories. In 69-70 I was deployed to Vietnam with MCB-#1 where we broke up into teams and worked various types of assignments. My crew and I worked at most all your advanced bases in the Delta including one you don't seem to mention, An Thoi over on Phu Quoc Island. I hope our efforts made life a bit easier for you guy's after we completed the work. We also did some work for the Army over in Rung Sat. Alot of hard work went into this site, thank you.......Bob


Record 445
Great site,nice to read all the messages. Was thinking it was all a big dream, until I came upon the web site.Looking at some the pictures sure brings back memories. Never thought I would ever see pictures of Ha Tien again. Looking for a William Pinkerman that served in nsa Dong Tam in 70-71, I think you saved my life over there, so they told me.Will the world ever know what we went through.It sure was a hell of a way to spend my 19th birtday.Will submit some photos soon. AS I sit here crying Im glad now it wasn't all a bad dream. Lost some good friends in Dong Tam, may they rest in peace for a job well done.

mike miller <Hucktinn99[ at ]aol.com>
- YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= Dong Tam , Ha Tien
FROM= Southampton, ma
- Friday, August 04, 2000 at 16:31:11 (PDT)



Record 473
Thanks for the memories....kind of tried to forget, but it never goes away...many bad and beautiful times and many, many wonderful shipmates...

Gene Heintz <genezh[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNIT/SHIP= PCF Div 101 [ at ] 102, - YRS= 65-66 - BASE/location= Cat Lo [ at ] An Thoi
FROM= Phoeniz, Az
- Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 15:43:37 (PDT)


Record 541
Served on the Pitkin County from 7-67 to 9-68 and the USS Tutuila ARG-4 from 6-69 to 6-70. Went everywhere on the Pitkin from Cua Viet down to Vung Tau and up the rivers. Stationed on the Tutuila at An Thoi and Vung Tau. Was a shipfitter on both ships. Would like to hear from and share the brown water experience with other LST sailors or mates from the Toot. Great Web Site! Keep up the great job and as Bob Hope would say, "thanks for the memories"!

Steve Holden <smholden[ at ]plix.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Pitkin County LST1082, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Guam, M.I.
FROM= Colville, Wa
- Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 21:01:32 (PST)


Record 449
Served first as Assistant Senior Naval Advisor Coastal group 44 and later as naval liasion to the 9th ARVN Division Chi Lang.

Jim Cozier <junks44[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Coastal Group 44, - YRS= 1971 - BASE/location= Ha Tien
FROM= Tustin, Ca
- Friday, August 18, 2000 at 19:37:22 (PDT)


Record 459
Any VNN advisors out there??? GREAT SITE!!! Welcome home and thanks.

BobCooley EN3 <Bcool186[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= R.A.I.D.72 A.T.F.211 , - YRS= 70-72 - BASE/location= Dong Tam
FROM= Port Clinton, Ohio
REFFERED By= Surfed in
- Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 20:14:19 (PDT)


Record 460
Really great site. Memories, memories. I was OinC on Swift boats and have been trying to locate old enlisted crew members; Rd3 Larry Jones (Pennsylvania?), Gmg3 Short, EN1 Elwart, Qm1 Mike Meeske (an Aussie as I remember) and Bm3 Kope (Oklahoma?). I would really like to hear from anybody I knew over there. MIKE GAN 281-342-5190

Mike Gann <gann3850[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= COSDIV 12 & 11, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= Danang & An thoi
FROM= Richmond, Tx
- Friday, September 01, 2000 at 10:05:53 (PDT)


Record 473
Thanks for the memories....kind of tried to forget, but it never goes away...many bad and beautiful times and many, many wonderful shipmates...

Gene Heintz <genezh[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNIT/SHIP= PCF Div 101 [ at ] 102, - YRS= 65-66 - BASE/location= Cat Lo [ at ] An Thoi
FROM= Phoeniz, Az
- Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 15:43:37 (PDT)


Record 519
looking for anyone aboard 3 boats i was assigned to. i have found one from the yfu4.i do have some pictures from all 3 of the boats [ 1,3,& 4 corps.]june 69-june 70.. also anyone who was onboard yfu7.. she was swamped and beached in a bad storm at an thoi islandin early 70.still looking for dave schultz [nj?] lcu1494, mike chronoviat [ yfu4] calif ? , poncho lcm814 [san diego?] satch lcm814 , dave lcm814....welcome home brothers.. bill hermann

bill hermann <bcvnrr6970[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= lcu1494, yfu4, lcm814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= nsa danang&nha be
FROM= florida, - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 09:58:09 (PST)


Record 521
Hey Guys, Wonderful site. Best I've seen. Brings back lots of memories. I was an RMC at An Thoi and worked with CG42. Translator/Interpreter. We set up a base camp at Ha Tien on the roof of some dilapidated hotel and worked Operation Tran Hung Dao in 69. I went back to Nam in 90 and 91. Did a short documentary on the place...couldn't even tell there had been a war! Anybody interested in a copy send me an email. Retired 1/79 as RMCM(SS)(AC). Welcome home, brothers.

Larry Dunn <ophir1[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= csc anthoi/navadvgrp, - YRS= 2 - BASE/location= an thoi/ha tien
FROM= Ophir, nc
REFFERED By= Surfed in
- Monday, December 04, 2000 at 05:59:57 (PST)


Record 538
Looking for crew members on Garrett Cty LST 786 69-70, Would enjoy hearing from any of them. More-so the PBR maint. crew from the well deck. Kent, enjoyed the site keep up the wonderful work THANKS

Ken Bucho EN1 DV1 Ret <kbuc[ at ]fascination.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS GARRETT CTY> LST786, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= Song On Doc - Ha Tien
FROM= Rock Springs, Wy
REFFERED By= Kent Hawley
- Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 09:54:30 (PST)


Record 541
Served on the Pitkin County from 7-67 to 9-68 and the USS Tutuila ARG-4 from 6-69 to 6-70. Went everywhere on the Pitkin from Cua Viet down to Vung Tau and up the rivers. Stationed on the Tutuila at An Thoi and Vung Tau. Was a shipfitter on both ships. Would like to hear from and share the brown water experience with other LST sailors or mates from the Toot. Great Web Site! Keep up the great job and as Bob Hope would say, "thanks for the memories"!

Steve Holden <smholden[ at ]plix.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Pitkin County LST1082, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Guam, M.I.
FROM= Colville, Wa
- Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 21:01:32 (PST)


Record 582
STILL LOOKING FOR OLD ''BOAT MATES'' I WAS ON BOARD LCU1494 FOR 3 MONTHS UP IN 1 CORPS BEFORE GETTING TRANSFERRED DOWN TO NHA BE ON BOARD YFU4 THEN ONTO LCM814. LOOKING FOR PONCHO SATCH OR DAVE LCM814 [ OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT ]OPERATING INTO TRA CU, BEN LUC, OR MIKE CHRONOVIAT YFU 4[ THINK HE WAS CALIFORNIA ] OPERATING INTO SONG UN DOC, HA TIEN AN THOI. THANKS ...WELCOME HOME BROTHERS...BILL

BILL HERMANN <BCVNRR6970[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1494-YFU4-LCM814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= NSA DANANG , NHA BE
FROM= PORT ORANGE , FL
REFFERED By= JUST SURFED IN
- Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:58:31 (PST)


Record 588
Hello , Boats(Minor), Hopkins, thompson,loraro,Souza, Frank Trahan and the rest of the LCU- YFU gang in around An-Thoi Island .Like to hear from you guys. My wife and I located Will ( Jay ) Souza when we were in Hawaii Last year . He no longer rides a long surfboard, now it's just a buggie board ha ha !!he looks and is doing well! with the most respect and knd reguards__ Vic Miesner _

Victor L Miesner jr. <vic-n-grace[ at ]webtv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU-1498, - YRS= 1970 - BASE/location= NSA Det. An-Thoi
FROM= Melbourne,, Ar.
- Friday, February 16, 2001 at 10:46:05 (PST)


Record 617
Great page....Lots of memories, lots of history...

Tom Sellers <tom.sellers[ at ]gsa.gov>
UNIT/SHIP= USS OXFORD (AGTR-1)/IUWG-1 WPD Unit 2 HECP, - YRS= 67-70 - BASE/location= An Thoi, Cahm Rahn, Vung Ro
FROM= Manassas, VA
REFFERED By= Just surfed in....
- Monday, March 26, 2001 at 10:50:42 (PST)


Guest Record 627
ADVISOR ON CG43 WE PATROL THE RACH GIANG RIVER FROM HA TIEN TO THE VINH TA CANEL AND THE WESTERN HALF OF THE CANEL WHILE AT HA TIEN WHILE AT HON TRE ISLAND WE PATROL OFF THE 3 SISTERS MT. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE AT HA TIEN OR HON TRE ISLAND I STILL HAVE MY MAP OF THE RIVER AND CANEL WILL UP DATE LATER MY CALL SIGN WAS "WHISKEY-WHISKEY"

NAME = JOHN M KEITH <EMAIL = JMK[ at ]CLINK.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COASTAL GROUP 43 (JUNK'S)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= HA TIEN HON TRE ISLAND
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69 70
FROM WHERE = WENDELL, N C
- Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:25:14 (PDT)


Guest Record 671
I was in many ambushes and particularly remember the tragedies on the Dam Doi and the Spring 1970 sapper attack on Seafloat (as well as Elmo Jr.'s great success at Ha Tien).

NAME = John O'Neill <EMAIL = oneilljohn[ at ]copn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pcfs and Pcf Coordinator
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Seafloat/ Ha Tien
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3
FROM WHERE = Houston, Tx
- Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 17:16:07 (PDT)


Guest Record 672
Minesweepers in Runsat and Marketime. Then Swifts in the Delta, Ha Tien, Nam Can, and Cambodia. Thanks guys. I'm sorry it didn't break our way.

NAME = John O'Neill <EMAIL = oneilljohn[ at ]copn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pcf's Ha Tien, Seafloat, Cosdivs 11 & 13, USS Woodpecker MSC 209
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Anthoi, HaTien, Seafloat, Vung Tau, Runsat
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-70
FROM WHERE = Houston, Tx
- Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 10:22:18 (PDT)


Guest Record 698
I was stationed at Vung Tau on the USS Tanner AGS 15. We were at the mouth of the Mekong River. We surveyed the river. I was on watch when the Esso tanker went up.

NAME = Jim Brockman RM3 <EMAIL = Brockman[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tanner AGS 15, USS Conserver ARS 39
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau, An Thoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1969
FROM WHERE = McDonald , PA
- Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 13:56:50 (PDT)


Guest Record 708
Did maintenance and repair work on Partol Boats and partied in VUNG TAU, town of "a thousand raven haired beauties(?) and a hundred bars" and those famous words from them girls "Hey sailor, you buy me a Saigon Tea?" Looking for shipmate from that era.

NAME = Don Herr <EMAIL = rustyone21[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= AN THOI & VUNG TAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Long Beach, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 16:50:28 (PDT)

Record 786
Served aboard the Tutuila ARG-4 repairing Coast Guard, and variety of PBR,s, Supply ships. Stationed at the island of An Thoi for 9 months. 1 yr tour of duty from 2-68 to 2-69. Worked in "R-1 and R-2 Office. Smooth sailin to all shipmates serving at that time.

NAME = Jack Shanahan HTC,USN,RET <EMAIL = jshanirh[ at ]iland.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau and AnThoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2-68 2-69
FROM WHERE = Sedalia, MO
REFFERED By = Me
- Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 17:41:30 (PDT)

Record 797
I was up the hill from you during 1969-70. One of your crews was kind enough to take me and the NILO out for an overnighter, I appreciated your kindness. I still remember a briefing I got, in Saigon, just prior to going to Ha Tien. They put up some slides, showing some of the great locations (assignments) in Vietnam. Then they said that it was not all great and put up a slide of Ha Tien. I must say that I enjoyed my tour there and it was because of the great guys I met at Ha Tien. Thanks for the momories. --Frank Brown

NAME = Frank Brown <EMAIL = nycfxb[ at ]earthlink.net>
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Novato, CA
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 15:15:15 (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 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 1037
Great site, recalls a lot of memories and good friends. Served on repair ship USS Tutuila(ARG-4) at An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island in support of Swift Boat Coastal Patrol Squadron One, later at Naval Support, Na Bhe in support of swift's based there.

NAME = John Garland <EMAIL = jgar917[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila ARG-4 (swift boat repair)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi (Phu Quoc Island) , Na Bhe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/69-10/70
FROM WHERE = Minneapolis, MN
- Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 18:38:21 (PST)

Record 1145
I had been on the USS Alamo LSD-33,up around DaNang, when I got orders for Mine Div 113, went states side for the training and ended up learning how to drive a river boat, not bad for a Gunners Mate 3rd. Flew into Saigon like everybody else, and hopped a ride to Nha Be, We worked on our ORE stuff for awhile, watched a big ship sink off the pier from a mine of some sort. Then we pulled up stakes and moved up/down river to the Mekong. USS Askari, then a couple of YRBMs, lots of time checking out sampans and setting out in the middle of the river playing cards and taking pictures. Then we went up/down river to Ha Tien, where we patrol the river (I forgot the name) that comes out of Cambodia. That is where I got my Purple Heart and Bronze Star, catching shrapnel in the leg and helping out the crew that were worse off than I was. By the way it was on Friday the 13th. We were there for sometime 3 or 4 months then back to the Mekong in May one our way to Nha Be, where we were doing the Vietnamization of our boats to the ARVN's. All in all not to bad, however it is growing dimmer and dimmer on the small details. We did work with the little speed boats with the remote control and chain bottom drag, which I remember. Funny I cant remember my own boat capt. though. I do remember an EN from Xenia, Oh but not his name There was Hemphill, I think from Ca, a Wilcox that got pretty shot up and had to go stateside, I had a friend on the boat that got sunk, I think if was MSR #7, In fact he lives here in the same town I do, Rulon Young is his name. I will try and get some pictures out for all to see if there is anymore interest. Great site for all us River Rats. Have a good one.

NAME = Woody Arnell <EMAIL = woodyarnell[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div 113 MSR#6
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Started at Nha Be, Mekong River duty, Ha Tien, back to Mekong, Then finished at Nha Be.
YEARs in VIETNAM = June69-June70
FROM WHERE = Idaho Falls, Idaho
REFFERED By = Just surfed in, I got naustalgic
- Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 23:30:19 (PST)

Record 1158
I great to hear from you! I was on the Arlington for 1 year then on to Fire drake and on to the Tutuila for my last 14 months and out to the World! Let Me you know if you know me. this is one great web site!

NAME = Robert L. Schmidt <EMAIL = tractor1994[ at ]msn.com.>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. TUTUILA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be An Thoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = Mar.70-May71
- Monday, April 01, 2002 at 18:59:18 (PST)

Record 1211
Still looking for anyone who remembers my husband, in Nam. Please come visit my website Anchors Away,you may be in one of the photos. God Bless all of you,and WELCOME HOME! Rosemarie

NAME = Rosemarie Burtchell-for->George
WEB SITE = http://lilitaly.homestead.com/Welcome.html
<EMAIL = lpn412rb[ at ]usit.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila 64/67 USS Rowan 67/68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= AnThoi/Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/68
FROM WHERE = Crossville (former New Yorker), TN
REFFERED By = surfed on
- Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 15:08:41 (PDT)

Record 1227
Congratualtions on this great site. It provides a great service. I have been researching information on my wife's uncle, GMG3 Tom Copp, who was KIA on Feb. 13, 1970 while on MSR-3 or MSR-4 as part of Mine Division 113. Tom was operating out of Ha Tien in late 1969 and early 1970. I am trying to reach crewmates or others who knew him to be able to learn more about his experience in Vietnam and share it with Tom's family. I've sent some photos of Tom to Kent Hawley, so hopefully they can be posted on this site. I have also corresponded with Woody Arnell and Rulon Young, both of whom served in Mine Division 113 at the same time as Tom. Woody was on MSR-6 when it (along with Tom's boat)came under attack on Feb. 13, 1970 and Tom was killed just a few weeks before the end of his third and final tour. Rulon was on MSR-7 when it was sunk some two weeks earlier, on Jan. 30, 1970 (there is a photo of the sunken MSR-7 on this website). Tom's boat was the cover boat for the MSR-7 that day, and as I understand it, he and his crew picked up Rulon and the rest of the MSR-7 crew (some off the MSR-7, some on the beach) under heavy fire as the MSR-7 burned and sank. Tom's memorial service (and that of David Hoffman, KIA 02/26/70) was held on March 11, 1970 at Ha Tien, with Rev. L.L. Westling presiding. Lt. Robert Aurin was the commanding officer at Ha Tien. Anyway, Tom's family has been happy to learn more about his service in Vietnam, and we would appreciate very much hearing from anyone his crewmates or others who remember him. Thanks.

NAME = Paul Mohun <EMAIL = PMohun[ at ]chrm.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113/MSR 3
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ha Tien
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1970
FROM WHERE = San Francisco, CA, CA
REFFERED By = Just found the site
- Friday, May 10, 2002 at 16:07:28 (PDT)

Record 1261
Built and taught at PBR and PCF schools, Mare Island and PhibSchool, Coronado, '65-'68 Made Chief and WO while there. Transferred to USS Brule in 7/'68 as Cargo Officer and 1st Lt. Managed to see many of my ex-students when Brule stopped at Cat Lo, An Thoi and other bases in the delta. Managed to make one night patrol out of Cat Lo with SM2Travis Bayham and his crew. My association with the PCF program is one of the proudest periods of my career.

NAME = Tom Young <EMAIL = tyoungusn[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule (AKL-28)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= PCF School Instructor, NavPhibScol, Coronado
YEARs in VIETNAM = 7/68 to 8/69
FROM WHERE = Coos Bay, OR
REFFERED By = MRFA Website
- Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 22:53:33 (PDT)

Record 1318
Served aboard MARK as 1st Division Deck/Dept. GQ was a .50 with a Honeywell M-18 on the side. Mixed it up with enemy in Rung Sat waterways, Mekong same same, and Anthoi in the Phu Quoc Islands. The MARK was the first US Navy ship to enter the Mekong Delta to pave the way for later Forces. USS BRULE AKL28 our sister ship there did the same. Lost a great man, Jim Rickels to later ground casualty. Rest in peace Brother, for you are remembered fondly by many. Greatest sense of humor on the Mark. Bravo/Zulu,can do!

NAME = Dittybop <EMAIL = gslvn[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MARKAKL12/USS BERKELEY DDG15( GMG3)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Home at Bogus Genius on Mark, L.B. on Berkeley (GMG3)
YEARs in VIETNAM = April 66/Oct 29,67
FROM WHERE = Sunny California, CA
REFFERED By = Scrolling, saw comrades
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 16:48:02 (PDT)

Record 1321
Lost my best friend, Don Snyder, Fire Fight on Dam Doi canal,May17, 1970. I never really knew what happened. I hape to find information from crew of pcf64,50, or 692 boats that were involved. I would also love to here from any of the sailors I served with.

NAME = mike ramsey <EMAIL = mikeramz[ at ]thebillguy.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf9 &pcf103
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cat lo, sa dec, anthoi, ha tien, sea float
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = wichita, ks
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 11:42:08 (PDT)

Record 1611
I left CosDiv 11 just before SeaFloat and Solid Anchor were set up. CosDiv 11 was a coastal division until about November of 68. Then we suited up in Tiger Greens and tried to take on "Charlie" on his home truf. I can remember Ha Tien, Rach Gia, the Cau Lon, the Bassac, Old Nam Can, Song Ong Doc and the wonderful high banks of the Vinh Te where it cuts northwest along the border. Running those rivers in Swift Boats sure was interesting(?). Not much protection in the Swifts against "in coming". Was glad to leave there and let the guys in the River Divisions with the PBRs and the other Riverine Warfare boats take over those nasty day and night patrols. Hated night patrols and ambushes. At times couldn't see anything except the boat's wake. "Charlie" got real good at sighting in on that. Plus our boats weren't as quiet as some of gthe RivDiv boats. You got a great site here. I'll be back for more trips down memory lane

NAME = Don Matras <EMAIL = donmatras[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 72
BASEs or LOCATIONS= An Thoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/68 - 8/69
FROM WHERE = Lemont, IL
REFFERED By = Just Surfed In
- Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 18:33:26 (CST)

Record 1672
first of all, my englisch is not well :-)) sorry. I was in Ha Tien July-Dez.1969. Working as nurse in the swiss medical team. I remeber many hard working and even many nice hours in Ha Tien. Since many years i am back in Switzerland, in thun. Today only i foud this interessting page from Ha Tien.

NAME = elisabeth <EMAIL = elisabeth[ at ]tschabold.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ha tien
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Thun , switzerland
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Record 1783
As helmsman(RD3) of PCF-38 I was part of the first 3 swifts to transit (Bernique's Creek) Vinh Te canal to the Bassac. Then down river to Rocket Alley which we transited to Rach Gia. Then Rach Gia via canal(with horse shoe in it)north to Ha Tien and back to salt water. All the fireworks was at the first big bend east of Ha Tien. The officers were all called to Saigon to tell our version of the 100's of innocent Cambodians and children (8 VC Kia's) we did in. Not a shot was fired by us the rest of the three days(except for a few large birds that flushed at the wrong time). Remember watching the bullets splashing toward us in the water as we went down the Bassac and weren't allow to fire back(friendly village)was unforgetable. Everywhere from HaTien south was a free fire zone(except a couple of green beret outposts) so that(Bassac) was disturbing to us.The three days was very nerve-wracking but actually far less damaging to us as were other places/days/patrols. Got wounded off Nam Can in March 69 and eventually got lost in the navy hospital paperwork and ended up on a destroyer out of Mayport,FL. Many other hairy raids fit in between the first trip east to the Bassac and my last raid near Nam Can in March 69. You've got a great site here. THANK YOU.

NAME = Greg Cybulski <EMAIL = http://www.bucicy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF's 92 & 38
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CosDiv 11
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/68 -3/69
FROM WHERE = Columbus, Oh
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Record 1881
Had a definate John Wayne syndrome ,Did 66 in Da Nang driving Larc,s a trip up to Dong Ha ,And 68-69 in the River Assualt Boats T-131-9 ,We lost a BM2 and several wounded on Aug 2 68 . Did 6 weeks in Ha Tien late 68 . No Boats there just us , at that time , Just patrolled the Cambod and Nam border at nights mostly , Then back to Dong Tam area . Did 9 months in Nha Bhe riding MSB,s during 70 . Three years of my life in Nam , For what ? I say that now that I am 61 .

NAME = T Bird BM1 USN Ret.
WEB SITE = NA
<EMAIL = sailor-t[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Da Nang 66-67 Drove a Larc .. RivRon 13 , T-131-9, 5-68 to 4-69 .. MSB,s Nha Bhe 70 .
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang , Dong Ha ... All over the delta Saigon, Nha Bhe , Dong Tam , Bihn Thuy , Can Tho Ha Tien
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3
FROM WHERE = Central , Pa
REFFERED By = surffing
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Record 1948
Three deployments in support of Seal ops. All over the delta. Glad to all of you who made home and have lived well since.

NAME = Carl Chitwood <EMAIL = cchitwood[ at ]att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MST-2 Det A & C
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, HaTien, Song Ong Doc, Sea Float/Solid Anchor
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68, 69, 70
FROM WHERE = Oceanside, CA
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Record 1995
As a unit of the Naval Special Warfare Group, our Beach Jumper Team 13 of 6-8 personnel moved about often on various specops assignments. We reported to COMNAVFORV but made home base where ever we landed. I had the privilege of working with the Brown Water Navy on many occassions in different locations in IV Corps, from Parrot's Beak, to Mekong River, on Vinh Te canal, to Rach Gia and Ha Tien. Really enjoyed the open and friendly hospitatily where ever we went and the tough professionalism of the sailors that went with the ride-into-harm's-way. Am enjoying the many photos of places and craft that bring back some special memories. Will visit again.

NAME = Charley Collins
WEB SITE = www.BeachJumpers.com
<EMAIL = CharlesCollins3[ at ]netzero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Beach Jumper Unit ONE Team 13
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy/Can Tho/Ha Tien/Rach Gia/ Ba Xa
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1969
FROM WHERE = Sun City Center, FL
REFFERED By = Web search for Rach Gia/Ba Xa
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Record 2002
Was at Ha Tien in the early 70's. It was the last base I worked on. Built the power line on An Toi

NAME = steve williams <EMAIL = bainesmcb[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mcb1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= I corp & IV corp
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
FROM WHERE = Mt Carmel, IL
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