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Record 10
Name: Patrick A. Burke
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Palmdale, Ca. 93551
Time: 1998-03-18 05:17:23
Comments: Served in country 3-68 to 2-71 was in IUWG-1 Units 4 & 2 and also Waterfront Division LSB Nha Be. Attained rank of SM-3. Home address: 1832 Autumnmist Drive Palmdale, Ca. 93551


Record 46
Name: Joe Coyne
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Byron,GA (Cahokia Il)
Time: 1998-06-06 04:55:16
Comments: Great Web Page. I was In-country July66 to Dec67. I rode PBR's out of Cat Lo for abuot 3 months. After Roy Castleberry another ET that I also went to 'A'school with got killed, the Navy pulled all ETs of the boats. I got sent to COMNAVFORV headquaters in Saigon. Worked out of the ET/RM shop. Spent a lot of time TAD to bases and ships in the Delta and Nhe Be working on radars. I'd like to hear from George Crouch, Jimmy Harmon, or anyone else that I might have served with.


Record 52
Name: DACE WHEELOCK
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-06-25 17:36:54
Comments: Great pictures. I have a picture of me standing in front of the annapolis holding a shotgun while on guard duty. transfered from there to Nha Be . not enough time now for me to see everything i will be back


Record 83
Name: William T. HIll
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-08-28 03:06:55
Comments: I was in River Division 574 from Sep 67 to Oct 68. I was stationed at Nha Be. Thats south of Saigon on the Long Ta and Soirap rivers (spelling) If their are any of my old river rat buddies out their sign in on this site. .


Record 84
Name: John D. Parson , DCCS, USN(ret.)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Festus, MO, 63028
Time: 1998-09-04 21:44:57
Comments: I was In Country between 4-71 to 3-72. Served onboard USS Satyr 4-71 till decommissioning. Finished balance of tour at Na Be. As a young SF-3, many hours spent repairing Tango Boats with fellow shipmates along side ship. Great Web Site, keep up the good work.


Record 122
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 134
Name: Scott Tucker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tifton, Georgia
Time: 1998-12-17 01:57:10
Comments: Enjoyed the pictures. I arrived in country on Christmas Eve of 69 and was sent to Nha Be. I'm having dinner with a friend from Nha Be next week. We haven't seen or heard from one another in 28 years. We got in touch through a guestbook on another site.


Record 181
Name: T Cooke
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Washington
Time: 1999-03-25 05:31:18
Comments: VERY interesting - - - I was USN Roadrunner Sa Dec/Vinh Long/Dong Tam/My Tho/Nha Be and others.....like to see this!


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 195
Name: Bill Hart
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ottumwa, Iowa
Time: 1999-04-12 04:11:20
Comments: Thanks Kent, you have really put together a fine page. Lot of work here. Brought back some memories and tears too. I served at Cat Lo and Nha Be. RD 541 Feb 96 to July 97. One of the first boats in service. It is really great to see so many of the "Brown Water Navy" shipmates responding. I lost all my pictures in a bad divorce 20 years ago. Now I can down load these for an album. Not exactly the same, but they will do. Thanks again Bill Hart EMC, USN, RET


Record 205
Name: Tom Lefavour
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Reading, Massachusetts
Time: 1999-05-08 04:08:57
Comments: Hope that many of the guys that were there with us come apon Ken's pages as I did and realize that memories good and bad are much of what makes life worth meaningful.


Record 250+20
Name: David Sosnowski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pasadena, MD
Time: 1999-10-01 23:43:16
Comments: Great site. I was stationed at Nha Be 1969/70 and was a pier snipe (FN/EN3).


Record 298
Name: Bob Clark
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Owosso, Michigan
Time: 1999-11-26 02:10:05
Comments: I arrived in Nam, March of 70 and was assigned to Riv Div 153 in Nha Be. Later when we turned the boats over i was a advisor with R.I.D.47 at Go Dau Ha. We are trying to find all the advisors with R.I.D.47 for a renunion July 4th weekend,2000.


Record 302
Name: Dale A. Renbjor
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Orlando then..Oldsmar,FL now
Time: 1999-12-11 00:03:54
Comments: A flood of memories came over me looking at your photos. I arrived in country Mar '70 and went directly to Seafloat/Nam Can. Spent 4 months there before heading to Na Bhe for reassignment to Song Ong Doc. To my amazement you had a picture of that hole too. After Charlie ran us off in Oct. was on a Mike-8 at Cau Mau doing VN-MRF boat repairs. Seems Mr. C didn't like us there either. I put alot of holes in that Temple accross the canal on Christmas '70(X-Mass truce I think they called it). Made it home in one piece. Filled with pride to this day! Thank you, fine job, great site. I've already spoken with several old pals that I found here. Dale A. Renbjor


Record 316
Name: Tom Diaz
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Antonio, Tx
Time: 2000-01-04 08:27:37
Comments: Never seen a web page to show my base at Nha Be, RVN. Was there Nov '67 - Jun '69. Where are all the Minesweep sailors from Nha Be?? Found only one Tom Drake. Lost his e-mail address. Thanks for the memories! No one knows how it feels that hasn't been there!!!!


Record 335
Name: Mel Neef
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Harpers Ferry, WV
Time: 2000-02-05 03:52:15
Comments: I was at Cat Lo from May '69 to Dec '70. Worked as an engineman on the pier crew working on PCFs. I also ran the Mike-8 (LCM8 740) out of Cat Lo to Saigon, Nha Be, Rung Sat Zone etc.


Record 346
Name: Matt Zimmer
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cincinnati
Time: 2000-02-20 20:33:02
Comments: I was stationed at Nha Be with Mine Div. 112, 6/70'-71. I'll try to get you some photos of the MSB's that plied the Long Tau shipping channel from Nha Be.


Record 355
Name: Jim Anderberg
Website: Brave Marine, Dead Marine
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Bakersfield, Ca.
Time: 2000-03-10 14:35:15
Comments: Great Pics of Nha Be and the Iron Mikes! I have quite a few photo's myself and am in the process of scanning them for a similiar web site. 458th PBR 1969-71.


Record 365
A flood of memories came over me looking at your photos. I arrived in country Mar '70 and went directly to Seafloat / Nam Cam. Spent 4 months there before heading to Na Bhe for reassignment to Song Ong Doc. To my amazement you had a picture of that hole too. After Charlie ran us off in Oct. was on a Mike-8 at Cau Mau doing VN-MRF boat repairs. Seems Mr. C didn't like us there either. I put alot of holes in that Temple accross the canal on Christmas '70(X-Mass truce I think they called it). Made it home in one piece. Filled with pride to this day! Thank you, fine job, great site. I've already spoken with several old pals that I found here. Dale A. Renbjor

Dale A. Renbjor <drenbjor[ at ]yahoo.com>
Unit/Ship= NSA(Nha Be), - YRS= 3/70-3/71 - base/location= Seafloat, Song On Doc, Ca Mau
- Monday, March 20, 2000 at 11:35:37 (PST)


Record 370
I found this site by accident while surfing. IT BROUGHT BACK VIVID MEMORIES OF LETS SAY AN INTERESTING CHAPTER OF MY YOUNG LIFE. I see a wave of brown Water Navy pride cresting on these pages. thanks for the great venue.

GMG 3 Dale M. Hardie <dalemhardie[ at ]hotmail.com>
Unit/Ship= riv div 571 PBR 62, - YRS= 69/70 - base/location= Nga Be
- Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 20:18:53 (PST)


Record 373
SK-3 Went home Nov 71 Stayed in reserves Santa Ana ca. went to school on GI bill computer network specialist Chico, Ca.

Geoff Bartels <capitalist[ at ]mindless.com>
Unit/Ship= Logistics, - YRS= 70-71 - base/location= Nha Be
- Monday, March 27, 2000 at 19:46:23 (PST)


Record 380
...---... can't find web site for nav detachment shipmate locater a bro was looking for jim harmon and shkey george of nav sup. activity saigon et repair shop please e mail me that web address i was at same shop and nha be and apl55 need in fo on reunions tks saigon barry

barry allison etn2 <hogbarry[ at ]aol.comy>
Unit/Ship= yrbm18 nhabe saigon, - YRS= 67/69nsaetrepai - base/location= nsa et repairnhabeapl55
- Sunday, April 09, 2000 at 19:40:43 (PDT)


Record 383
Just like to say hope everyone who was over there is doing fine. if you remember me e-mail me. even if you don't send me something.

richard foster <wingnuts[ at ]csj.net>
UNIT/SHIP= PBR27, - YRS= one - BASE/location= cat lo nhe bey
FROM= 66-67, ILL.
- Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 14:53:39 (PDT)


Record 391
served at nha be 67to69 et shop stood shore patrol base defense watches ain t been staight since two big events at nha be 500lb mine explosion eod shack explosion any one else in same boat? i was close twice maintained t.o.c. and serviced pbrs rode pbrs mikes junks sweeps hydrofoils been a long time looking to here from bro,s been there!!!

barry allison <hogbarry1[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= nha be vn., - YRS= 67/69bradenton FROM= bradenton, fl.
- Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 20:17:11 (PDT)


Record 416
Enjoyed the photo's and SOME of the memories it brought back

OSC Ronald Weeks <caronwks[ at ]fbtc.net>
UNIT/SHIP= Rivsec544/RivDiv593, - YRS= 68/69 - BASE/location= Nha Ba / Ben Luc
FROM= Needville, Tx
REFFERED By= Browsing
- Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 12:49:41 (PDT)



Record 431
Served as Chief Staff Officer with River Assault Division 153 and as Senior Advisor of River Interdiction Division 48 from March 1970 - March 1971.

Lt. William F. Stoehs, USNR <wstoehs44[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv 153, - YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= Nha Be, Ca Mau, Giant Slingshot, Cambodia
FROM= Palm Harbor, FL
- Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 17:47:57 (PDT)



Record 436
served as 20mm gunner/radioman on aspb 132-8 and monitor 152-1from aug 69 thru nov 70 and finished at nha be dec thr mar of 71. am a novice on computor but have over 700 slides and pictures plus a movie of the last turn over of american boats in dec of 70. would like to find old shipmates bm2 bill harris,gmg3 charlie ross and fn bill boyer from a132-8 also chie kane,gmg3 mcbroom rm3 mcafee sn tallas and others from m152-1. several pictures of song ong doc before and after remember the uso show with eddie and scottie? lots of pictures of vihn te canal our boat was beached before eing sunk in oct or nov of 69

ralph bakle <rbakle[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= a132-8 & m152-8, - YRS= 69-71 FROM= fort wayne, in
REFFERED By= mrf home page
- Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 17:56:12 (PDT)



Record 454
"TUTE" Pix and stats on my website...

AL NOLF <silverdagger[ at ]net-port.com>
UNIT/SHIP= ARG4, - YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= NHA BE
Mi
- Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 05:01:26 (PDT)


Record 478
Have not kept in contact with anyone from the old unit as I became involved in medicine. I have since retired from practice due to visual impairment from diabetes. All I've got now are the memories of great people who served with me.

John Anechiarico, Jr. ,CW2 <Greek4u52[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= River Patrol Sec 533, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= Nha Be
FROM= Jacjksonville, FL
- Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 14:11:50 (PDT)


Record 503
Gentlemen, My name is Mark Nolan. When I was 15, in January, 1969, my brother Michael was killed in Nha Be, Vietman. He was a proud member of the Seabees. He was also my hero. I admired his ability to play the drums and his athletic prowess as a track and field and football star. He was a very fine young man, as anyone who knew him will attest. I guess the reason I'm writing this is to point out two things: 1 - Not a day goes by that I don't think of Mike. 2 - I'm proud of every man and woman who served in Vietnam, and just want you people to know it. Know also, that there are many Americans today who feel the same. Thank you for reading these words in honor of my oldest brother Mike. Sincerely, Mark Nolan

Mark Nolan <mgnolan15[ at ]hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 12:33:12 (PST)


Record 511

Now living in The Colony, TX. Would like to contact pers
in my unit COMSEC 706 from 1970-72 at Nha Be, Nam Can,
and other other outlying camps (TAD). Boswell, Merritts,
Springer, Halterman, Connley and a half dozen or so
others. Would like to try and set-up reunion for this
small band of incountry CT's. Any info will be
appreciated...Thanks, CTR1 Dave Frantz.


Dave Frantz <frantx[ at ]ticnet.com>
UNIT/SHIP= COMSEC 706, - YRS= 71 - BASE/location= Nha Be and Nam Can
FROM= Ada, OK
REFFERED By= found site on net
- Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 17:38:25 (PST)


Record 517
First time entering your website. It's been great and fascinating. Have been cut off from that part of my life, but excited it can be revisited especially remembering the good times, which were many. Was a fifty cal./twenty MM gunner and part time coxswain/radioman/engineman/medic etc. {weren't we all?}on Tango 111-13 originally out of Dong Tam. Remember "Rocket Alley", "The Four Corners", "Route 66"? Toured the Mekong Delta remembering My Tho, Tre Cu,and I think Tuey Nahn. Lots of operations on the Vam Co Tay, Vam Co Dong, Saigon River, etc. Spent a month on a canal paralelling the Cambodian border I think up in the Parrots Beak area. Fellow crewmates Vincent J Reynolds, Kevin Campbell both from Boston and Wesley Eugene Malott from Dripping Springs, Texas, hope you guys are alive and doing well.

Larry A Wright <Lorenzosoil32[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv 111and 113, - YRS= one - BASE/location= Dong Tam/Nha Be
FROM= Redmond, Or
REFFERED By= New surfer
- Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 16:01:12 (PST)


Record 544
Iam looking for James D. Davy . He served at Nha Be in 67 and he was in Oregon , but all my mail comes back . I would like to reach him and get back in touch. Nick Mott 4309 E. State Rt. 41 Troy, Ohio 45373 nmott[ at ]mics.net

Nick Mott <nmott[ at ]mics.net>
UNIT/SHIP= Nha Be, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Long Tau river
- Friday, December 29, 2000 at 07:47:51 (PST)


Record 560
Great site. Reading the comments brought back a few memories.Does anyone remember the sinking of MSB-49 on 15 February-1967 on the Long Tau river? My comrades and I left Nha Be on a fire and rescue boat for the scene,and sucessfully patched aqnd refloated MSB-49 and towed it back to NHA BE.Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. HAPPY SAILING

Robert J. Pawlowski <robertpa[ at ]hbch.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Base Support, - YRS= 66/67 - BASE/location= Nha Be
FROM= Harbor Beach Michigan, Mi
- Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 17:56:37 (PST)


Record 574
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY THAT WAS AT NHA BE

DICK ESPELAND <dick[ at ]nscf.com>
UNIT/SHIP= NAVSUPPACT SAIGON , - YRS= 69/70 - BASE/location= NHA BE
FROM= CRYSTAL, MN
- Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 14:02:17 (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 591
started out in nha be april 6,69,took supplies up different rives to supply atsb.trying to find out if there any navy vets the fire fight that accoured within 2 weeks of my arrival to nam.we had a pbr escort one was hit we all fired even the lcm i was on had 2 50's,30,s a 60 and granade launcher.i was also stationed on a floating base on the cua lon river.during my 3 months there a navy seal was killed and a river sailor were killed.imtrying to find anyone with any info or questions..i was bm3 and moved around quiet a bit..i am also looking for help in my ptsd claim to the va...hope someone out there can remember something...thanks nam vet,welome home brothers

ray citerone <sunray010>
UNIT/SHIP= lst 's 6+8, - YRS= 69/70 - BASE/location= nha be,moc hoa,tuyen,ben keo tracu ben luc and go dau ha
FROM= southampton, nj
REFFERED By= compute
- Monday, February 19, 2001 at 12:02:02 (PST)


Guest Record 633
Was a young Second class EN assigned to the YFR-889, wanted ASPB's but didn't get them. Remember too many things most good and some not so good. Mostly I am glad that there is a web site for us. Looking for BM3 Jim Collins from Sacramento Ca. We ran togeather and did went on R&R to Hawaii to meet our wives. Jim if you are out there Get in touch.

NAME = David R. Colbert <EMAIL = cpousn979[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR-889
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Nha be and all over the delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Johnstown, Pa.
REFFERED By = Gunboat Riders PG'S
- Friday, April 13, 2001 at 19:15:31 (PDT)


Guest Record 633
Was a young Second class EN assigned to the YFR-889, wanted ASPB's but didn't get them. Remember too many things most good and some not so good. Mostly I am glad that there is a web site for us. Looking for BM3 Jim Collins from Sacramento Ca. We ran togeather and did went on R&R to Hawaii to meet our wives. Jim if you are out there Get in touch.

NAME = David R. Colbert <EMAIL = cpousn979[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR-889
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Nha be and all over the delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Johnstown, Pa.
REFFERED By = Gunboat Riders PG'S
- Friday, April 13, 2001 at 19:15:31 (PDT)


Guest Record 649
After training at coronado for Naval Advisory Group went all overthe place doing everything except NAG stuff. Worked on new galley at Nha Be, worked some at Cat Lai, Vung Tau, and at Warehouse Six outside of Saigon. Lived at the Walling Hotel for a while. Really enjoyed the website.

NAME = john craig
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon/Warehouse six, Nha Be, Cat Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = 71/72
FROM WHERE = Largo, FL
- Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 20:38:09 (PDT)


Guest Record 665
Would like to contact old ship mates, during that time. enjoyed looking at site brought back old memories.

NAME = Aubry T. Smith <EMAIL = wishbone4899[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RD571 PBR148
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NA BAE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69/70
FROM WHERE = meridian, ms
REFFERED By = just surfed in
- Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 11:51:21 (PDT)


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 670
I arived at Nha Be very soon after the first tent was put upin '66, while the sand was still being pumped off the bottom of the river. Did most anything the CO wanted and mainly did PBR repairs at night. Finished up my tour as a boat engineer for the SEAL TEAM'S mike boat up to the day it was struck by a mortar. If anyone remembers me please write. I would very much like to hear from any of the team that were aboard on that day. I was aboard for the med-evac and the air strike afterwards but have no knowledge of how the many wounded made out. If anyone can fill me in please contact me. I remember all the faces but can only remember two names: Commander Mac and an Engineman Chief, I believe his last name was Ruth. I think the Base CO's name was LT. Bayer. I have some pics of the MSB that was cut in two, if any in that group is interested. Best wishes and Welcome Home to all of you!..........Jack Bender EN2

NAME = Jack Bender <EMAIL = jbender583[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = '66 and '67
FROM WHERE = Winthrop, AR
- Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 10:57:08 (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)


Guest Record 686
Did a 1 year tour in Naval Security in Danang, but had to give PBR's a try. I heard it was pretty exciting duty, and it damn sure was! I was with Riv.Sec 543 March to Sept. in Nha Be, was with 535 in Can Tho Sept. to March '68. Scott Delph (PBR 750) was my boat captain. Marc Cline and Tom Craghead were my best buds. It took 33 years, but I finally got the full story on PBR 750 thanks to this wonderful site. God Bless everyone who served.

NAME = Dan Kleinhesselink <EMAIL = dandeb[ at ]oregontrail.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA, Danang, River Sections 543 and 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Nha Be, Can Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = ' 66--' 68
FROM WHERE = Milton- Freewater, OR
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 21:24:25 (PDT)


Guest Record 699
I was on the YRBM 20 from Feb '71 until the 20 was towed to Long Pier in April '71. Most of the crew was released with undated orders and were suppose to be on their honor to report to Annapolis in three days. C.W.Bell and I got our orders stamped in Nha Be (by the same yeoman from the YRBM 20 that left the date off) and didn't reported in until we got orders for our next duty station, ten days later. We lived at the Vic' and in that short time learned how to make money selling non-rationed items like candy, soap and tissue paper from the well stocked Cholon PX. From that point on I never spent my paychecks but managed to stay at the Vic' so often the people at the front desk kept room 701 reserved for me the entire year I was in-country. By the way; the terrace of the Vic' that's on this web sight says it's on the 13th floor. For your information, I have a booklet I saved from the hotel that says the terrace was on the 9th floor.
From there I went to the YW 126 and Bell went to the YF 866. On the YW, we spent most of the time tied up at Cat Lo skiing, drinking beer, shooting the .45 at empty beer cans in the water and watching movies. We had three mama-sans cooking and cleaning the YW until we got caught of the coast of Vung Tau with them onboard. The Craftmaster got sent to another boat and we got an Admirals inspection. Everything turned out OK because the Admiral knew the women were there just to clean and since they had worked on the Cat Lo base before they were hired to work on the YW, we all got off with an ass-chewing and a new Craftmaster that turned out to be a good guy - Chief Dixon. We then went back to parting everyday at Cat Lo or Vung Tau; except when our screw fell off and we spent six weeks at the Port of Saigon in dry dock. I spent about two thousand dollars at the Vic' during that time on the room, a girl, parting around town, food and consa. I have many great memories of Saigon but have yet to see other vet's talk about the "fun" stuff. Like the USO show on the YRBM just before it got towed to Long Pier that featured the big breasted girl that did a striptease and more, kicking back in the nets around the flight deck of the YRBM while getting a buzz and watching the helo's shooting tracers at VC all night and all the other cool stuff people don't want their relatives to know about.
The YW was more like "McHale's Navy" with our laid back lifestyle and constant focus on liberty call. I had a unique tour; my brother was wounded six weeks after arriving in-country and is still disabled so I appreciate my good fortune. You have a great web site. Thanks for your hard work. Rick Pratt


NAME = Rick Pratt <EMAIL = clayroses[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 20 - YW 126
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo - Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FL
- Friday, June 22, 2001 at 19:42:53 (PDT)


Guest Record 709
Operated with EOD team 42 did operations out of saigon and nha be. Would love to hear from other members who I served with. Anyone know whereabouts of Lee Hamrick, let me know. Thanks

NAME = David Scott <EMAIL = orangebh[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = EOD Team 42
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be and Saigon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69
FROM WHERE = Chattahoochee, Fl
REFFERED By = Google
- Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 19:36:21 (PDT)


Guest Record 715
Lots of slow trips up and down the river. Lots of faces, short on names. Anyone around from the first group of boats that went over would like to hear.

NAME = Tom Wasmund
WEB SITE =
<EMAIL = waztraninc[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Squadron Eleven/MSB Detachment Alfa
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be Long Tau River
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Mt. Prospect, Il
REFFERED By = Surfed on by
- Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 15:05:04 (PDT)


Guest Record 717
Served on YFR 890 up and down Mekong Delta for 4 months starting in Oct.67. Transferred to NSA Supply,Saigon just 2 weeks before TET '68. Spent time as Outside Storekeeper running from Saigon to port to Long Binh to Nha Be. Later in charge of Outside Procurement from Supply Office next door to NAVFORV in Saigon. Left in May '69. Finished tour in Navy aboard USS Boxer, LPH-4 and USS Willard Keith DD-775.

NAME = Don West
WEB SITE = http://www..allwestbusiness.com
<EMAIL = diwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Supply Saigon '67-'69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/67-5/69
FROM WHERE = Jennings, La
REFFERED By = browsing
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 06:50:41 (PDT)


Guest Record 719
While looking up information on Agent Orange, I came upon several swift boat,Riverine, and Brownwater Navy sites. My father was Capt.Bill Diffley and he was the CO at Nha Be in (I believe) 1969 and part of 1970... I remember how he worried if the boats were late getting back...He died in 1991 of AML, acute myelogenous leukemia, and now they are saying that there is a possible link to that and agent orange..... Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone knew my daddy....I have some of his pictures from Nha Be and will try to get them out....unfortunately he was NOT a good photographer!!! But he was a wonderful man. My best to everyone who ever went to Viet Nam. K.Kathleen Stacey

NAME = K.Kathleen Stacey <EMAIL = Garden247[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Father at Nha Be-Capt.Bill Diffley
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Germantown, TN
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 13:34:29 (PDT)


Guest Record 720
Hi, My name is Joyce Snodgrass and my husband was stationed in Vietnam from April 1970 thru April 1971. He was an advisor on River Patrol Boats. He was stationed in Nah Be and Binh Thuy. His name was EN/2 Ronald D. Snodgrass (Snotty) from Texas. If I understand this right he was Petty Officer in Charge of Commander Task Force 212 Mobile Maintenance Advisor Team and later served as an advisor to Vietnamese Navy RPD-57. I got this information from his citation for his Navy Commendation Metal. I am trying to find out information about his group and to try and locate anyone who may have served with him. Is there any archives for his Task Force and Group. Ronnie died of Agent Orange related cancer on Dec. 1, 1997. My two son's, one who was in the Navy and one who is currently serving as a field medic in the Navy (Stationed with the 1st Marines) would love to have this information. I would appreciate any help that you might be able to give me. Sincerely, Joyce Snodgrass texasjoy[ at ]door.net

NAME = Joyce Snodgrass <EMAIL = texasjoy[ at ]door.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Section 212 - RPD 57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bihn Thuy and Nah Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = '70-'71
FROM WHERE = Idalou, TX
- Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 08:53:06 (PDT)

Guest Record 728
hi everyone, i would like to get in touch with some of the men who served in my river section 543 in veit nam. we were the sting ray units. i served from 1967 to 1968. i would love to here from any of you who served with me in river section 543.

NAME = milton green <EMAIL = budd147[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river section 543 patrol river boats
BASEs or LOCATIONS= na beh
FROM WHERE = san dimas, ca
- Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 13:32:20 (PDT)

Guest Record 727


Record 730
Even though I have visited your sight many times, I am still trying to find more information about my brother (Charles "Charlie" P. Geisert) who was kia on 11-4-69.One of the men on Charlies boat told me they were ambushed in the French Canal. Another of the men on his boat said they were attacked right in front of a Vietnamese Army Camp on the French Canal. Now, Charlie was the Captain of MSR-7, & that was a part of his mailing address as was Mine Div. 113. However, there is a picture of a boat wrecked in front of the Army camp, but I understand that was the MSR-7 also. The Captain of that boat was Charlie Brown. No one was hurt on that boat as they all walked away. Not so in my brother's attack. Everyone was hurt, but my brother and an interpreter were the only men killed. I would love to locate this Charlie Brown that was on the MSR-7. I know he is out there somewhere as I have had two different men to tell me they knew him. If anyone knows Charlie Brown's where-abouts, will you please have him contact me? I am Mary Lynn Geisert Welborn. mlw[ at ]wf.quik.com

NAME = Mary Lynn Geisert Welborn <EMAIL = mlw[ at ]wf.quik.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TF 116, Mine Div. 113-MSR-7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vihn Te, Chau Doc, Nhe Be,Tan Chau,French Canal
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Wichita Falls, TX
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Monday, July 23, 2001 at 09:27:50 (PDT)

Record 748
In 1967 I was Deck Division Officer on the Tioga County. We took a load of Marines, tanks and jeeps to Vietnam,& were mother ship to PBR's. I made 220 combat patrols with Riv Div 571 as patrol officer and XO. I did not try to be a hero and took no chances that were unnecessary. We engaged the enemy 22 times. With God's help I brought back every man alive on every patrol with only 3 minor injuries. I want to thank Chief Shawlin for teaching me about setting ambushes along streams and canals. I also want to thank the Seawolf helicopter crews for their brave gunfire support. I also want to thank the crews on my boats for their bravery under dangerous conditions. I have recently written a book, Not a Hero, about my war experiences and how to recover from war stress syndrome. Please check out my web site.

NAME = Ron Fitts, LTJG
WEB SITE = http://www.notahero.com
<EMAIL = ronfitts[ at ]notahero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 571, USS TIOGA CTY (LST-1158)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Upper Saigon River, Vinh Te, canal at Tuyen Nhon Canal
YEARs in VIETNAM = 19 months
FROM WHERE = Tupelo, MS
- Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 16:47:44 (PDT)

Record 763
Reading this page and the other links bring back memories of a hot, wet, scary place. Have any of you been back now that tourism is a big deal? I wonder - my 16 year old son thinks we should go so he can see what it was like (without unwanted company).

NAME = Paul Bolinger <EMAIL = bolinger.p[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule AKL 28
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = Colver, Pa
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 19:23:17 (PDT)

Record 770
Would like to hear from any other " River Rats " who were at Nhe Be 1967 - 1968.

NAME = Thomas Smith <EMAIL = tombren427[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Riv. Div. 541 Call sign " Shark 81 "
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Dover, NH
REFFERED By = web surfing
- Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 05:31:14 (PDT)

Record 778
I was at NSA downtown, I was outside store keeper driving a 2 1/2 ton box truck to Long Binh, Nga Be, etc worked with, Div Off Lt Lord, Sk1 Bodanza, SK1 Beecher, SK2 DeKemper, SK3 Tapp, SKC Swanson, SKC McKenna etc Had an old shipmate from the USS America who worked at AFVN TV in Saigon, SK1 Bucher, I think he retired out in Washington State as a SKCM, If you know him please send me an email, I lived at the Le Lai Hotel (Navy) Check out my web page?

NAME = Ernest MacLauchlan
WEB SITE = http://members.aol.com/navsuppactsaigon/index.html
<EMAIL = NAVSUPPACTSAIGON>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Next to NavForV
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Weymouth, Ma
REFFERED By = Web search
- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 17:20:47 (PDT)

Record 800
Great Site! Very interesting to see some pictures that I do not have. I stand in PRAISE of the PBR's that we as SEALs used in our OPS in Nam. Without you our job would have been impossible, to say the least. Great job then,great job since. Never to Forget, D.H. White (US Navy SEALs ret.)

NAME = Durwood H. White <EMAIL = white[ at ]ncfreedom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho(1967) Nha Be(1969)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 tours
FROM WHERE = Comfort, NC
REFFERED By = SEAL PML
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 09:19:05 (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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 903
I was in the first group of PBR sailors to go in country. We trained in Coronodo CA and ourfitted our boats on the Belle Grove in the South China Sea. I was on the very first PBR patrol ever to take place in Viet Nam on Easter Sunday, 1966. JOHN LYTLE, I was close friends with your father and would like to hear from you. I am also in contact with another river rat who knew your father well. Your entry in the guest book did not include instructions as to how to contact you.

NAME = Rusty Johnson EN2 <EMAIL = propinquity1[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 541, PBRs 26 and 18
BASEs or LOCATIONS= USS Belle Grove, Cat Lo, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
FROM WHERE = Tacoma, WA
REFFERED By = Surfed on in
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 21:47:17 (PST)

Record 909
I was at Cam Rhan Be when MineDiv112 was pulling out headed for Nha Be in May of 1970. I spent 6 mo. there then went to YRBM 21 down by An Long for another 6 mo.Would love to hear from anyone who might have been there then.

NAME = Bob Radomski <EMAIL = bcrad[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MineDiv112, YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Joliet, Ill
REFFERED By = Surfin
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 22:27:02 (PST)

Record 910
Came in country atCam Rhan Be when the three minesweep boats were pulling out and heading for Nha Be.I was on the 47 boat for the next 6 mo.til it was sent back to the States.Sweepin the rivers for mines is kinda like sweepin the web for old friends, you ever know when you'll come across one.

NAME = Bob Radomski <EMAIL = bcrad[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MineDiv 112 YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Joliet, Ill
REFFERED By = Surfin on in
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 23:22:01 (PST)

Record 913
Just looking back and hope the VETS are treated better than when we got out.

NAME = Jim Thorne <EMAIL = JTThornet>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 112 (MSB 46)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Westchester, NY
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 15:00:37 (PST)

Record 914
Like to here from Nah Be Sailors. The first night I arrived the base was hit. I though to myself no one person is ever going to scare me again. That ended the next day when I asked about who were those guys down below. SEALS came the answer. Whats a SEAL I replied? Frogmen. Well it did not take long to find out. Lots of action took place on the base, in town, and on the rivers. All kinds of sailors doing different things that my two years in the navy never could imagine a sailor doing. Proud of all of you guys and hope to hear from you.

NAME = Jim Thorne EM 2 <EMAIL = JTThornet>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB DET ALPHA (46 boat)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Katonah, NY
REFFERED By = Luck
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 16:01:08 (PST)

Record 929
33157 would like to hear from anyone that served in mat 43 rung sat special zone espically lt. applegate, gunny carter, capt. hickmen.

NAME = Jerry homyak <EMAIL = JerryDOLPHIN[ at ]adelphia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mat 43
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69
FROM WHERE = miami, FL
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 18:48:33 (PST)

Record 938
We were the first group from Minron 11 to go to Nha Be. I was 19 yrs. old and the first trip down the Long Tau was pretty scary, but before long we even went water skiing out there. Watched the Eastern Mariner sink at Nha Be after being exploded by the V.C. Our boat, MSB 16, was one of the first on scene at the Baton Rouge Victory after it was mined and beached.Heintz(not sure of spelling) and Underwood paid with their lives; close friend Rod Rickley paid with his life after I was stateside. Spent 2 yrs. on the Epping Forest 67-68, made a few trips down to Vietnam. Because of the lack of rated boatswains mates they let me run an MSL for a while as a seaman. Epping Forest went through a typhoon on the way to Yokosuka that nearly did her in. An African American boatswain mate named White led a crew of volunteers into after steering, a potential death trap, and drained water away from steering telemotors saving the day. Hats off to you Mr. White. If any of this information sounds familiar get in touch.

NAME = Rick Tingley <EMAIL = rickandcarol[ at ]zianet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSB 16 and USS Epping Forest
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be and Sasebo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 6 months 1966
FROM WHERE = Roswell, NM
REFFERED By = surfing
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:41:19 (PST)

Record 943
Looking for other 541 guys. Bill Figley and Tony (Mad Dog) Fernandez. I have a bunch of pictures and put together a slide presentation that I give to schools, churches, etc. I now live in Atlanta, Ga.

NAME = Bob Weinschenk <EMAIL = shankbomar[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR River Section 541
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/67 - 10/68
FROM WHERE = Noblesville, In
- Monday, December 17, 2001 at 20:02:53 (PST)

Record 956
Served on rivers from Song Ong Doc to Nha Be from April 1970 to December 1970. Was in ComRivDiv 131 and ComRivDiv 153 while on Alpha 1 boat. Served as Advisor in Danang at Camp Tien Sha at weapons repair facility from December 1970 to March 1972. Love to hear from anyone who may remember being in those locations or shared a cold drink together.

NAME = Henry Archer, Jr. <EMAIL = harcher[ at ]cinergy.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB-1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Song Ong Doc, Dong Tam, Nha Be, Danang, Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = Apr 70 to Mar 72
FROM WHERE = Princeton, Indiana
REFFERED By = Just Cruising
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 21:44:29 (PST)

Record 970
BEEN THERE DONE THAT

NAME = MORTON, VAUGHN R. <EMAIL = VAUGHNMORTON[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 24 7 YFU 57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE ALL OVER
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-72
FROM WHERE = JEFFERSON CITY, MO
REFFERED By = JUST SURFING
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:02:01 (PST)

Record 987
I was stationed at Nha Be from October 1969 until May 1970. I was then reassigned to ATSB Song Ong Doc as Leading Radioman. I remained at Song Ong Doc until the first of October 1970. I was there for the September 1970 VC Lake action, but left just before the base was destroyed in October 1970. I was an RM2 and worked in the NOC. I slept in "The Swamp" and for 5 months almost never ate in the mess hooch. I could only handle scrambled eggs and mosquitos on one month intervals.

NAME = Alan Stephenson <EMAIL = Alan_G[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = TG 116.2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 1969 - Oct 1970
FROM WHERE = Jackson, MI
- Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 20:43:10 (PST)

Record 992
While I started out on a guided missle distroyer in 1965. When I got back to the states I had orders to go to training on the pbrs. And I was to head back to vietnam for another tour. Man I don't regret it at all, I met alot of good friends.

NAME = jIim MacCarthy <EMAIL = Macc33[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = (DLG16) PBR 122 (533)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat lo,Nha be. Mye toe
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2.5yrs.
FROM WHERE = 65,66,67, Massachusetts
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:20:41 (PST)

Record 996
I was an RM2 watch section supervisor at the communication station in Nha Be and then went to Song Ong Doc as lead radioman relieving Dennis Walker who has also checked into this site. I spent almost 5 months at SOD and went back to civilization Oct 5, 1970. I've thought a lot about missing the attack on Oct 20 and being there for the incident at VC Lake. The pictures on this site of the aftermath of Oct 20 are the first I have seen. I hope to add some to the collection. I have some info to pass along. I got out of the Navy as soon as I returned and in 1986 I got to thinking I didn't get my medal version of my Vietnam Service ribbon. I wrote my Representative who forwarded it to the Dept of the Navy. I received a letter containing the medal and a Navy Unit Citation ribbon and the info that I also rated the Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. These were ribbons I never knew I rated. I'm guessing that there are lots of guys like me that don't know they rate awards. You should look into this. I just ordered a set of all my ribbons from Medals of America at Military.com. They were of good quality. E-mail me if you want to. I would like to hear from anyone for Nha Be or SOD.

NAME = Alan Stephenson <EMAIL = alan_g[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPACT SGN/ATSB SONG ONG DOC/TG 116
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Oct 1969 - Oct 1970
FROM WHERE = Jackson, MI
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 18:37:42 (PST)

Record 997
Advisor 6v-53 diesel engine shop for PBR's. Turned over base to Vietnamese in April 1972.

NAME = Ben Stairs <EMAIL = bronco[ at ]oz.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2-72 to 10-72
FROM WHERE = Port Orchard, WA
- Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:21:52 (PST)

Record 1008
Ran Mike 6's and 8's on Operation Giant Slingshot and ran suport goods up the Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong Rivers to the Advanced Tactical Support Bases from Nha Be.

NAME = Richard H. Kirshen <EMAIL = rkirshen[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Navrepfac Cam Ranh Bay and NavsupFac Nha Be
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Ranh Bay and Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969 and 70
FROM WHERE = Miami, Fla.
- Monday, January 28, 2002 at 15:21:18 (PST)

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 1083
BSU-1 MST

NAME = Terry Knott <EMAIL = qmp[ at ]pobox.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BSU-1
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Bien Thuy, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Whittier, Ca
- Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 23:37:32 (PST)

Record 1096
I worked in the Engine and Pump shops.

NAME = Bruce Attebery <EMAIL = batt31[ at ]cox.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Detachment Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
Oklahoma
- Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 11:10:04 (PST)

Record 1104
I was stationed At Nah be from septmber to Late October or November. I Got hurt they sent me home in California . The place were they put me was Naval Hospital Camp Pendelton.

NAME = Richard Dawson <EMAIL = RichardRosalie44[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Group Brovo
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nah Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = September
FROM WHERE = Los Angles, Ca
- Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 23:15:24 (PST)

Record 1106
I was in River Section 542 in Nha Be May 1967 - May 1968. I Was first stationd on the Jennings County then the unit was transferred to Nha Be. We patrolled the Song Nha Be River from Vung Tau to Saigon. I think I can safely say any one who was on the river will never forget that experience and always appreciated having the helos close by at Nha Be when we needed help. The tank farm at Nha Be was always nice to have with their 155's ready at a moments notice.

NAME = Michael Codian <EMAIL = MichaelCodian>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 542
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Lynwood , Ca
- Friday, March 08, 2002 at 22:49:11 (PST)

Record 1110
got lots of pics,some badges,lighters,patches, and other stuff including the BUSHIPS commissioning plate of PBR 31 which was commissioned 1-66 BUSHSHIPS PLAN NO. PBR 31 145-2490650. I am also looking for Russel Hardy Cowles if anyone has a handle on him please let me hear from from you.

NAME = Don Oden <EMAIL = doden[ at ]zianet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Nha Be,541,542,543, SEAL 1,2.
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2-67 to3-69
FROM WHERE = Carlsbad , NM
- Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 09:10:32 (PST)

Record 1127
I served on the YRBM 16 from about February 1970 until they turned it over to the Vietnamese Navy in Nha Be in about July or August 1971. I ran supplies up the French Canal to some of the remote Army bases in the Mike boat while stationed there. I rode the YRBM 16 out of the delta to Vung Tau where they were taking it for repairs. Unable to repair it in Vung Tau they hooked it to a fleet tug and towed it to Guam Naval Shipyard, via Subic Bay,Phillipines. After an extensive yard period where all the sides were replaced with new steel, it was towed back to Nha Be just outside of Saigon where it was turned over to the Vietnamese Navy. Serving my country on the "Delta Queen" was an honor.

NAME = Darrell Singleton <EMAIL = Chevcorvet[ at ]AOL.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chau Duc, Tan Chau, Mekong River
YEARs in VIETNAM = '70-'71
FROM WHERE = Seattle, WA
REFFERED By = Don Walsh
- Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 17:36:36 (PST)

Record 1134
LSSC crew member

NAME = Terry Knott <EMAIL = qmp[ at ]pobox.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BSU-1/MST-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Whittier, CA
- Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 09:12:57 (PST)

Record 1136
I was the last of Mine Division 113. MSR7 and the MSDs were all shipped back to Long Beach in July 1971. Even though all the "U.S. Naval activities have been turned over to the VNN" as the headlines said on 12/30/70, we were dowm in the U Minh Forest sweeping the Cai Long Canal (Mine Alley) until May 1971. I have the flag that was flying on MSR7 when it was shipped back. I have also sent many pictures to Kent for him to use as he sees fit. If anyone knows who some of the guys are in the photos please let him know. I would also like to hear from you.

NAME = Jack T. Walker <EMAIL = Jwalker[ at ]gigabytejacks.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be and Kien An
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Troy, TX
REFFERED By = Just found it from a search engine
- Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 20:49:54 (PST)

Record 1137
Hey Kent, I just knew if I kept watching I would find out something about the MSR-7. I've already written to Jack (the man who registered just before me. That was the MSR-7 that my brother was kia on 11-4-69. Evidently, it was repaired, and it sounds like it may be in Long Beach. I'll check that out. Kent, do you have a picture of that MSR-7. Jack said he had sent you some pictures. I have enjoyed your web pages so much. If anyone happened to know my brother Charles P. Geisert BMC, I would love to hear from them. Thank you very much for all the work that you keep doing. I think you have done a great job, & you keep adding. Thanks again!

NAME = Mary Lynn Geisert Welborn <EMAIL = mlw[ at ]wf.quik.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSR-7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Chau, Chau Doc, Vihn Te, Nhe Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = May'69 to Nov'69
FROM WHERE = Wichita Falls, TX
REFFERED By = Visited several times
- Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 23:01:47 (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 1159
No stories for now. I see that John Hendrickson (whom I think I remember as "Cowboy Copus" is here, so I will try to contact him.

NAME = David Covert <EMAIL = dcovert[ at ]coho.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon (YRBM-16[YFNB-21], USS Mark, Clarion River
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha be, Cat Lo, Tan Chau, Bin Thuy, Ben Tre
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-69
FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA
REFFERED By = JSOB
- Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 13:40:56 (PST)

Record 1165
"Plank owner" in 515. First boats to open Giant Slingshot. Ran with "Warsaw Charlie" for awhile around the parrots beak. GREAT SITE!

NAME = Tom Malone <EMAIL = tommalone8288[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv515
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe
YEARs in VIETNAM = April68-69
FROM WHERE = New Orleans, LA
- Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 11:23:57 (PDT)

Record 1181
Went tad out of the engine shop at Nha Be, think the chief in charge was named Plough?? Does anybody from Rach Soi remember the Phillipino tug boats that brought the barges of sand and gravel? Looking for Eddie Baum(spelling)? Mouse,The seabee who had to fix the generator after I lost two pieces from the injectors. Frying large cans of mushrooms in butter in the galley late at night??????? Getting long in the tooth,don't know all the names but would remember them if I hear them. I remember bits and pieces of seafloat and solid anchor, monsoon rains, 81mm mortors,rats,being wet all the time, concussion grenades by the ammis (barges) and a guy named Herbert.Email me if anyone is out there.WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NAME = J. Mark Barker <EMAIL = MarkandKaye[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA DET NHA BE
BASEs or LOCATIONS= ATSB RACH SOI, ATSB SEAFLOAT, SOLID ANCHOR
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Arlington, Va.
REFFERED By = Just found it.
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 17:43:46 (PDT)

Record 1187
thought i would just drop in and check out the site. I'll be back. lot of unsolved issues.

NAME = Tony LaConte ENC (SW) ret. <EMAIL = mollyb[ at ]knology.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Divisions 515/535,
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe, HaTien,BhinThuy,ChauDoc,
YEARs in VIETNAM = Mar.69-Oct.70
FROM WHERE = Panama City Beach, Fl.
REFFERED By = Surfing the Net
- Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 14:42:49 (PDT)

Record 1199
Have listed before, but had to change e-mail address. nyone from my squadron, please contact me. Dan Bierman 2905-71st Ave. N.E. Marysville, Wa. 98270 425-377-9179 360-520-2825 cell

NAME = Dan Bierman <EMAIL = dc.dan2[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Squadron 11 Det. Alpha
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Long Beach, Ca. /Cam Rhan Bay/ Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967/1968
FROM WHERE = Marysville, Wa.
REFFERED By = Surfung
- Monday, April 22, 2002 at 21:40:56 (PDT)

Record 1237
I miss the comeraderie and wish I could re-create those "magic" times,although I remember how fucking hot it was and how much "help" the zips were on repairing the boats.If Mike Touchon or anybody else that we were with during that time frame when we were giving all of our stuff to the Vietnamese could get in touch,maybe we could work out some kind of gathering or something.

NAME = Lance Timmer
WEB SITE = http://www.michaoh.com
<EMAIL = shipfittermetal[ at ]netscape.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Shipfittershop
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug'70-Jul'71
FROM WHERE = Grand Rapids, Michigan
REFFERED By = GOOGLE
- Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 00:44:24 (PDT)

Record 1243
After a little stay in Cam Rahn Bay, helping the Sea Bees make concrete blocks, we as a group (The Filthy Few) went to outer premeter defence training with the Army 1st infantry division in Chu Li. We did some ATSB hopping around, and three of us ended up at Nha Be. All of us were enginemen. Good to see the site.

NAME = Roger Anderson <EMAIL = randerson[ at ]nctc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nha Be Logistic Support Base
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Cam Rahn Bay, Chu Li
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = Scottsville, KY
- Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 10:38:54 (PDT)

Record 1245
First tour was with Mondero, constant running of the Cho Gao canal. Second tour with Naval Advisor Group, Long Xuen turning over PBRs and training VNs to run PBRs. At Dong Tam when ammo dump hit by mortor.

NAME = John W. Johnson <EMAIL = john[ at ]pl;anetaccess.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1 tour Mondero , 1 tour Navy Advisor
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Long Xuyen
YEARs in VIETNAM = (2) 1969 - 1971
FROM WHERE = Kissimmee, FL
REFFERED By = Surfing the Net
- Monday, May 20, 2002 at 09:00:00 (PDT)

Record 1248
My ship got IN Country in May of 1968 and spent most of our time at Cat Lo or Nha Be. The more I look, the less I find. It's like we were the ship with a phantom crew and never existed.

NAME = Bruce Tidball <EMAIL = Bruce2bt[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS INDRA ARL37
BASEs or LOCATIONS= San Diego; Viet Nam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1/2
FROM WHERE = Missoua, Mt
REFFERED By = Been looking
- Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 21:44:55 (PDT)

Record 1252
tour 1--1966 csc vung tau operation mkttime voice of sepia up on the hill. tour 2--couldn't stand the navy stateside after vietnam///volunteered to go back///dumbest thing i ever did//2nd tour was after tet and the whole war sucked.. was a roadrunner our of nha be.. traveled all over the delta repairing tty's.. went everywhere and travled every-which way hit aat dong tam a couple times ben tre once they were going to oeveer-run us.. was short in-country and in the navy//was pissed getting action that late..was there the day after eod blew themselves up at nha be///buddy harold was just let of watch on the river or he would have got it too.. any sepia's or roadrunner's communicating?????

NAME = randy scott <EMAIL = tigger.grrr[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = csc vung tau//nsa sgn
BASEs or LOCATIONS= vung tau// nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67,68-69
FROM WHERE = seattle, wa
REFFERED By = surfing
- Monday, June 03, 2002 at 23:27:48 (PDT)

Record 1262
Was in Nha Be from April to September 1970. Worked in the ET shop. Got an early flight home due to being only an E-3, and the USN wanted E-4's and above at that time. Did volunteer to go back, but was refused. Have a ton of photographs of the base, including the remains of two helos that collided and crashed. If interested I will send them along. Though I now live in NJ,I was from Massachusetts when I was in the USN. Great web site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes the memories come back.

NAME = Blake A. Magner
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = cwhist[ at ]erols.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activites Siagon--or something like that
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
FROM WHERE = Westmont, NJ
REFFERED By = Found you on the web.
- Monday, June 10, 2002 at 00:55:07 (PDT)

Record 1278
I drove convoy and supplies to all you guys in Nha Be, Dong Tam, My Tho, as well as to Long Binh Jail. Was also responsible for the Starlight Scopes and Night Vision Sights. Drove my 5 ton Miss Pennsylvania and an 18 wheeler. Be interested in locating Paul Curley or Pappy Watson who also kept the PBR bases in supplies. Fantastic site and I will check in often. Remember the VC hitting the Liquor Locker right after delivery at Nha Be.Originally from Elwood City, Pa.

NAME = F.A. Mac McAnallen <EMAIL = macslkn4[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Navsupact Supply Whse 4
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966=68
FROM WHERE = Las Vegas, Nv.
REFFERED By = Put in Navsupact Saigon 67
- Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 23:52:59 (PDT)

Record 1288
Hope to see all of you at reunion in New Oreans Aug. 2002

NAME = Donald L Steigel <EMAIL = pbr593dls[ at ]aol>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.Div. 593 boat# 841
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nea be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969/70
FROM WHERE = Charlotte, NC
REFFERED By = serf on net
- Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 17:44:58 (PDT)

Record 1299
WE WOULD FLY DOWN TO NHA BE TO GO TO THE EM CLUB ///YOU GUYS HAD THE BEST SANDWICHS AND A BEER //THE TANK FARM BURNED A COUPLED TIMES BUT THE EM CLUB AND THE FOOD NEVER CHANGED ONLY THE MESS SARGENT WAS THE PAIN IN THE ASS HE THOUGHT HE PAID FOR THE GRUB

NAME = SP5 MCCOLLUGH
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 118 ASSUALT HELICOPTERS
BASEs or LOCATIONS= LONG BIEN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68/69
FROM WHERE = R/B CALIF, - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 02:56:15 (PDT)

Record 1317
I was a plank owner with 535, having been transfered from 543 at Nha Be to be part of the original crew of the Mark II boats in October of 67. We lost 2 boats in Chau Doc (1 KIA ? WIA) during TET of 68 and another boat in May 68 (3 KIA) on the Bassac River. One of the boats (Hull #727) that we lost in Chau Doc was back in commission after a salvage crew was able to bring it back to the surface...those guys were great. As for the boat we lost in May of 68...there is some absolute BS about Patrick Ford that is listed within this site...I KNOW...I was on his cover boat and I WAS THERE.. I have film that can prove it. A very stupid Lt by the name of William Dennis caused the life of himself and 2 other sailors.... you want details, just em me I WAS THERE

NAME = Dennis Ward <EMAIL = dennis[ at ]wardlane.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Sec 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= APL 55 (The Apple)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 06/67-06/68
FROM WHERE = Elgin, IL
REFFERED By = Surfing & Turfing
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 16:25:49 (PDT)

Record 1320
Does anyone remember me? I was there when Huey chopper was shot down comming back to base.I was there when a contractor civey went to saigon and was killed;by Saigon Salley. I was there when at my first billet,a Army sargent was shot in the shoulder. We all visited him at the 17th field Hospital.

NAME = Richard Dawson <EMAIL = Rick5485204[ at ]Yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Activity ,Saigon-Nah Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68
FROM WHERE = Los Angeles, Ca.
REFFERED By = Leader of PTSD Group 1 VA.Phx.Az.
- Monday, July 15, 2002 at 21:25:30 (PDT)

Record 1334
Am looking for chief William D. Waters QMC who was a patrol officer in RivDiv 543 in 68-69 out of Nha Be and Cua Viet or any other shipmate that served in 543. RivDiv 543 was sent to Cua Viet in two waves about 6 weeks apart in 1968. We were in the second group of boats that went up the coast. I never served with a greater bunch of sailors then the ones in the PBR'S.

NAME = George V. Ray SMC , Ret.. <EMAIL = gcray[ at ]neworksplus.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 543
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha be, Cua Viet, Dong Ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 68-May 69
- Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 20:26:12 (PDT)

Record 1369
Tom Wasmund, a blast from the past. I can still picture you, as I can also the dozen guys from detachment alfa whose names are on the wall. Movies, newsclips from the 6 o'clock TV news, photos on patrol, newspaper clippings, printed ephemera, patches, letters home, diaries, I'm still carrying around a lot of baggage. Also the addresses of Tommy Crowson, Ferren Simms, Ken Carlson and Tony Bragg. It still hurts to reflect on those days, but if any B-Boater sends in a call you know there's only one response. Has anyone thought of a unit history? I've got Jul 66-67 covered.

NAME = Roger Campbell (Limey) <EMAIL = mceleste[ at ]surfsouth.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = msb det alpha (18, 34 boats)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be RSSz
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = Attapulgus , GA
REFFERED By = trolling for mines
- Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 13:12:18 (PDT)

Record 1422
After a year of sea duty on the USS Banner (AGER-1) out of Yokosuka, Japan, I went to dive school in Subic Bay, came out a 2nd Class Diver and was sent to Cam Ranh Bay as the base diver at the repair facility. After a few months, and about 150 dives I was sent to Nha Be as a Mike boat captain running supplies and ammo up the Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong Rivers to the advanced tactical support bases in such exotic places as Go Dau Ha, Moc Hoa, Tay Ninh, and up to the Cambodian border. Also was part of the ill fated Operation Giant Slingshot. Life on the river truly was one of the defining times of my life, as I learned to sleep in the rain, eat c-rations, shoot back at whomever was shooting at us, and generally become a much more aware human being. Sometimes the river was the most peaceful, tranquil, natural spot in the universe. So natural, so unlike civilization. But at other times it became a loud, dangerous, blazing inferno. Everything happening at breakneck speed, but seemingly in visual slow motion. Truthfully, I wouldn't have traded that year for any other year in my life. The excitement, or rather the expectation of excitement was addicting, as well as what I learned about myself during that year. Thanks for the opportunity, and this is truly a great site.

NAME = Richard H. Kirshen <EMAIL = rkirshen[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike 6's and Mike 8's
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSF Nha Be and NRF Cam Ranh Bay
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Miami Beach, Fla.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 15:52:40 (PDT)

Record 1423
Seven of us built a radar base on Con Son Island,a shipfitter and I built a floating dry dock for Swift Boats at Cat Lo,Helped rebuild Dong Tam after charlie blew up the ammo dump,built advaced bases for PBR's At Nha Be for the Swift Boats (bases on floating ammi barges....looking for any guys at Nsa Saigon during 68-69.

NAME = Wilwson Hogg <EMAIL = abstract59[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Con Son Island,Cat Lo,Vung Tau,Nha Be,Dong Tam,Saigon
YEARs in VIETNAM = Sept,68 -Sept.69
FROM WHERE = Hampton, Va.
REFFERED By = Searching the web
- Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 05:11:59 (PDT)

Record 1460
was asigned to pump shop. drove fork lift and cherry picker. remember setting specs on pump props closer than specs so boats could get on step quicker. love your site.

NAME = Tommy Patterson
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL = tompat[ at ]cableone.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa siagon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = columbus, ms
REFFERED By = surfin
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 23:57:07 (PDT)

Record 1466
The UDT/SEALs teams are a bigg insprations in my life and i read more and more about ever day. I some days fille like im back in Nha Be, with John Fietsch and Joe DeFloria in SEAL team one.

NAME = Kristopher Quinlan <EMAIL = kakrkogrkids[ at ]aol.com>
FROM WHERE = McMinnville, OR
- Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 00:32:53 (PDT)

Record 1485
Brought the new converted LCM 6's to Nha Bhe in 1968. Operated on the river trolling for mines until we were sent to Ben Luc where we operated until sent home in '69. Have not seen or heard from any mates since I was discharged. I am looking for patch of the division, my seabag never made in home with me. Initially slept in the barracks at Nhe Bhe on second floor. There was a seal team housed on the first floor. A great bunch of guys, crazy but a helluva crew.

NAME = Ken Aunkst <EMAIL = kaunkst[ at ]ptd.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113 Nhe Bhe
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nhe Bhe, Ben Luc
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Watsontown, Pa
REFFERED By = surfed in
- Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 21:27:47 (PDT)

Record 1499
Reading the guest book brings back memories I haven't thought of in 32 years.

NAME = Joseph Golden, AO2 <EMAIL = bolabeg[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = helo pad
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969
FROM WHERE = Philadelphia, Pa.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 20:35:05 (PDT)

Record 1505
like to hear from anyone who served on kodiak yf866 vietnam

NAME = mike wallace "governor" <EMAIL = bullittflhs[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = kodiak yf866
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be one
FROM WHERE = santa fe, texlike
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 01:28:27 (PDT)

Record 1508
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS OR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE YF 866 WE MOSTY CARRIED AMMO AND BEER UP AND DOWN THE MEKON ALSO PULLED BARGES WITH PBR TRAILERS I WAS SAD TO LEARN THE NAVY TOWED HER OUT AND SANK HER AS A TARGET BOAT LOTS OF GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES BOAT AND CREW SEEMED TO FALL APART ABOUT SAME TIME BUT STILL BEST FRIENDS I EVER HAD AND MISS THEM ALL HAVE LOTS OF PICTURES OF CREW AND BOAT PLUS BASES AND OTHER BOATS AT NHA BE IF ANYONE NEEDS OR WANTS COPYS WELCOME HOME BROS THE GOVERNOR

NAME = MIKE WALLACE ''GOVERNOR'' <EMAIL = BULLITTFLHS[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YF 866 KODIAK
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET NHA BE
FROM WHERE = SANTA FE, TX
REFFERED By = V V A
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 22:17:15 (PDT)

Record 1518
Great web site. Hello to Bumpass. I served on boat 020, along with Chief Underwood, GMG2 Brown, and EN2 Kiewell.

NAME = Milton P. O'Neal <EMAIL = racingdanger20[ at ]aol>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Strike Assualt Boat Squadron 20
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Grand Canal and Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/69-10/70
FROM WHERE = Pineville, LA
- Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 19:41:35 (PST)

Record 1521
Out of Saigon I went all over II,III,IV Corps to inspect my Seabee crews at all of the Navy bases.My Seabees built an Ammi-pontoon drydock in Dong Tam without the instructions!!When it would not sink I had to calculate how much ballast it would take to sink it.After adding water to two mid.end tanks it worked!!!Later I got the directions!!!I went by truck,Helo,or plane to all the bases.Before The Big TET offensive the mil.could not carry weapons except when we went outside Saigon!!That soon changed when the mil. could not defend themselves!!They realized we were in a war!!Luckily I and a det.of Seabees were sent to Nha Be to show that the Navy was moving out of Saigon!!We took care of bldgs, docks, boat-ramps,drinking water,power,plumbing etc.(http://)

NAME = Raymond C. Smith CDR USNR-R
WEB SITE = myhomeengineer.com
<EMAIL = dadddio[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon & Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun67-Jun68
FROM WHERE = McKinney , TX
REFFERED By = Just checkling NSA web
- Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:52:30 (PST)

Record 1527
Earl & I were married when he was in Viet Nam, all the stories I've heard over the years makes me seem as if I was there also, this is a good web site I've enjoyed browsing. My reason for searching-- our son is a new Sailor and wants info. on PBR's and Black Beret's. It seems the new Navy knows very little of PBR's and the Black Beret's. The Navy's special forces that risk their lives daily who faught their battles on small water ways, he needs proof,I can now give him this web site, It's Great Proof that you exist. My husband served with Chief Monzingo along with alot of other great and proud men of the USN--thanks men! Thank You for allowing me to live free in this great nation of the USA----Forever Grateful----I was a Navy daughter, wife, and now a Mom, what a great privilege and honor.

NAME = wife of GMG3 Earl Hoelscher
WEB SITE = surfing
<EMAIL = earl.hoelscher[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Riv. Div. 593
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969
okla.
- Friday, November 01, 2002 at 23:48:03 (PST)

Record 1528
I enjoyed the site and it brought back many memories and times. I have Super 8, color movies of some of our stop overs at YRBM 16 when we brought PBR-69 in for repairs from Tra Cu in Feb 69. Thanks, Bob Stanton

NAME = Robert Stanton <EMAIL = notnats6[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Div 592 and 532
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Na Be and Tra Cu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-69
FROM WHERE = Devine, , TX
REFFERED By = Brown Water Log
- Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 11:05:56 (PST)

Record 1529
Would like to hear from anybody in River Section 525 from Aug. 67 to March 68 and anyone in River Section 574 from March 68 to April 69.

NAME = Jerry W. Miller <EMAIL = n_miller[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = section 525 and 574
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ving Long, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = Aug.67 to March 69
FROM WHERE = Cutler, Il.
- Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 14:29:16 (PST)

Record 1544
Kent, I was totally surprised and impressed at all the work that has been put into this website. Congratulations! I have hundreds of photos taken during my tour aboard the 20. At the moment, all my slides are packed and stored. In the near future I will dig them out and begin scanning all my slides to disc. One event which I captured on film was the infamous "Soccer" match between the YRBM 20 gang and the town of Chau Doc. Does anyone remember the second match? Anyway, I will endeavor to stay in touch and plan on contacting Jeff Stillman, Ray Longaker, Greg Wilkey, Mike Snidow, Mike Ayriss and John Purlee. I would definitely drop everything if and when a reunion is scheduled. Cheers, Greg Ford

NAME = Greg Ford (EM2) <EMAIL = mouselips[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 20
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Qui Nhon
YEARs in VIETNAM = August 1968 to January 19
FROM WHERE = Flint, Michigan
- Friday, November 08, 2002 at 14:01:23 (PST)

Record 1546
I was there that fateful night and lost two buddies. Took a long time to find a page dedicated to the base ad SOD. Never saw the new base. Saw what it looks like this last May - Not at all like I remembered. The whole country is booming now and the population growth down in the IV Corps area is phenomenal. This was my fourth trip back, but the first where I really travelled and saw the old villes.

NAME = Bruce Lindsay <EMAIL = bclindsay[ at ]directvinternet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Sa Dec, ATSB Song Ong Doc, NSAD Nha Be, NSAD Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1972
FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, FL
- Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 12:06:58 (PST)

Record 1551
The Moving Wall is here in Jacksonville this weekend. I finally had a chance to see the wall and when I saw John and Tom's names on it, it was as if an arrow had pierced my heart. It was a long time in coming to be able to say "Good Bye" (about 32 years late) but I can now put that to rest. I have often wanted to be able to do that but the opportunity never came up. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks guys and keep up the good work on the web page.

NAME = Bruce Lindsay <EMAIL = bclindsay[ at ]directvinternet.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSAD Sa Dec, Nha Be, Binh Thuy, ATSB SOD
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970, 1971, 1972
FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, FL formerly from Dover, NH, FL/NH
- Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 16:16:46 (PST)

Record 1559
Great site.

NAME = Pete Fox <EMAIL = pete4fox3[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 543, 527, IUWG
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, My Tho (Tet) and Sa Dec
YEARs in VIETNAM = June, 67 - June 68
FROM WHERE = Reston, VA
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 04:41:12 (PST)

Record 1573
Great photos of NhaBe. I'll dig up and digitize some old 35mm slides and send them in.

NAME = Pete Fox <EMAIL = pete4fox3[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 543 8/67-1/68; 527 1/68-7/68 NhaBe,MyTho, SaDec
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe, MyTho,SaDec
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/67-7/68
FROM WHERE = Norfolk, VA
- Monday, November 18, 2002 at 22:47:34 (PST)

Record 1594
Spent 12 months at Nha Be helo pad armory. A place that I will always remember . The guys , the good and bad times.

NAME = Nick Mott <EMAIL = passingthru[ at ]woh.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nha Be
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Troy, Ohio
- Monday, November 25, 2002 at 21:29:04 (PST)

Record 1598
GREAT SITE, was looking for anyone that might have served in the RAD 595/153

NAME = Max Pevey GMG2 <EMAIL = maxpevey[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB-49 (THE PROUD MARY)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE < TAN AN YEARs in VIETNAM = 6/69 to 6/70
FROM WHERE = Abilene, Texas
REFFERED By = surfing
- Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 22:21:51 (PST)

Record 1603
I WAS A EM1 ON THE MSB 21 BOAT . WE RAN THE LONG TAU WITH A CHAIN DRAG BEHIND US. WE WERE PRETTY MUCH LIKE SITTING DUCKS. WE LOST FOUR BOATS DURING TET. IT WASNT PRETTY . WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES TO. LT. MACE WAS THE SKIPPER OF OUR OUTFIT. WE HAD A GOOD BUNCH OF GUYS' . WE ALSO HAD A COUPLE OF SEAL TEAMS WITH US ALSO. PBR BAILED US OUT A FEW TIMES ALSO' ENJOYED YOUR WEB PAGE. YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT THE MSB'S OVER THERE.

NAME = PAT SMITH <EMAIL = PATNPAT22>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MINRON 11 DET ALPHA
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/67 3/68
FROM WHERE = MASSENA NY, NY
- Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 20:00:00 (PST)

Record 1605
Had a great time, food was good. Looking for mates who served on the Mondero. Back Later. Dave

NAME = David P. Bell <EMAIL = tom.jackson[ at ]ekno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mondero, utility tug
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 11/71 - 5/72
FROM WHERE = Santa Rosa,, Ca
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 10:10:02 (PST)

Record 1608
66-67 up on the hill in vung tau ctg115.3 sepia 68-69 roadrunner out of nha be wandered mekong delta by helo/boat/drove/hitch-hiked...

NAME = randy scott <EMAIL = randy.scott4[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = marketime/nsasgn
BASEs or LOCATIONS= vung tau/nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67,68-69
FROM WHERE = edmonds , wa
REFFERED By = trying to link
- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 20:00:13 (PST)

Record 1618
Just wondering if anyone from 153 is still around

NAME = James Lesniak <EMAIL = AmEagle[ at ]m-33access.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boats aspb's riv div 153rivron15 snoopy patrol
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe&TuiNhan
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69To70
FROM WHERE = Detroit, Mi
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 15:52:09 (CST)


Record 1631
Popped in from Nha Trang which was hot at the time(vc) An interesting place but always feared of being overrun

NAME = piper,ronald r <EMAIL = kc1vm[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG Radioman
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Port Kent, NY
- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 12:17:36 (CST)


Record 1639
Viet Nam was probably the most interesting years of my life. The guys in my unit were the standard by which I've measured the people I meet now. Dedicated and brave(or crazy)that was a great bunch of people. "Hand picked mothers" for sure!

NAME = Fred Dick (ETN-3) <EMAIL = schooner.prodigalson[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 113 MSRs MSDs
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Kien An, Fire base 33
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70 -71
FROM WHERE = Barrington, RI
REFFERED By = Surfed in.
- Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 16:01:55 (CST)


Record 1651
WHAT AN OUTSTANDING WEB SIGHT,WHAT MEMORIES.

NAME = JIMMIE (RED) DALTON <EMAIL = JMDALTON[ at ]APEX.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVDIV 592/RPG 56
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BE,GO DAU HA,,VINT TE CANEL.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 15 AUG 68- 15 AUG 69
FROM WHERE = SOUTH FULTON, TN
REFFERED By = SURFED IN
- Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 17:50:19 (CST)


Record 1655
looking for roadrunners - Randy Scott was listed with an e-mail address, but it did not work - so how about a hand? thanks. I travelled around fixing radio teletypes just about everywhere in II, III, and IV corps areas. We still CAN DO

NAME = Thomas Cooke <EMAIL = tom.cooke[ at ]yvmh.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Chipola NSA Saigon (Nha Be)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Radioman Roadrunner
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-70
FROM WHERE = San Jose, CA
REFFERED By = randy scott
- Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 15:20:36 (CST)


Record 1658
James Lesniak from Detroit MI. posted Dec. 10, '02 looking to see if anyone from snoopy patrol/Riv Div 153 was still around. Well, you found one, anyhow. Tried to reply to e-mail addy AmEagle[ at ]m-33access.com but it wasn't happening. Wondering if you're the same Jim Lesniak from NIOTC class 3-69 (?) Feb. 69 to May 69 and in country May '69 to May'70. Used to hang in the hootch in Nha Be w/the painted ceiling & listen to Blind Faith?

NAME = Eric Tallberg
WEB SITE = None
<EMAIL = edtallberg[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASPB (Alpha) 55- RivDiv 153
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Tuy Nhon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Amesbury, MA
REFFERED By = Surfed on in
- Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 17:20:39 (CST)


Record 1669
Graduated from NIOTC Class 13-69, arrived at Nha Be in Jan 70. Was assinged as a crewman on A-44 (GMG1 Jervis) for a couple of weeks...later assigned to A-58 (GMG2 Jack Kitchura's boat). Around halfway through my tour, was transferred to RAD 152 and hooked up with the boat and crew at Da Nang. T-6 was BM1 Getty's boat, and we traveled south to Song Ong Doc. After leaving the Navy in Jan 1973, I went to college on GI Bill, entered Army ROTC and I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 1999. I look back on my time as a River Rat as possibly the finest period of my military career. Oh yeah, anyone else remember "Nobber Lil's" place in beautiful, downtown Nha Be?

Note: My time on T-6 was in RAD 152 vice 153. Obviously, there were only A boats in RAD 153 aka "The Delta Destroyers".
Best to all my Brothers in Arms... Mike Spight


NAME = Mike Spight <EMAIL = spightmg[ at ]bv.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RAD 153 (A-44 and A-58), RAD 153 (T-6)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Tuyen Nahn (sp?), Tra Cu, Song Ong Doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 70-Jan 71
FROM WHERE = Leavenworth, KS
REFFERED By = Surfed on in...
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Record 1676
looking for some old friends

NAME = Morris holland <EMAIL = Mmh381[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = supply
BASEs or LOCATIONS= seafloat/solidanchor Nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = Summerfield, Fl
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Record 1677
I served as PBR 114 Gunners Mate in River Section 543 from early 1967 at Nha Be until April 1968 when we were transfered as a section to Cua Viet. I left country late Oct. 1968. I have many photos and such that I can submit once they are sutable for up load.

NAME = William Horton (Bill) <EMAIL = bhorton[ at ]ameritech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 543 later River Division 543 PBR 114
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be then Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Cleveland, Ohio
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Record 1678
Great Web Site! Looking for others from River Section 543 or similar times and locations

NAME = William Horton <EMAIL = bhorton[ at ]ameritech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 543
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be - Cua Viet
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 - 1968
FROM WHERE = Cleveland, Ohio
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Record 1689
E-mail correction from post 1639. Sin Loi!

Note: Record 1639 corrected
The lone Webmaster

NAME = Fred Dick <EMAIL = schooner.prodigalson[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 113
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be, Kien An, Fire base 33
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Barrington, RI
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 1707
Anyone looking to hook up with me, please note the change in email address. Was at SOD in Oct '70. Have several pictures from Sa Dec, if anyone interested. I have scanned in all photos and can send them via email. GREAT SITE KEN!

NAME = Bruce Lindsay (Butch) <EMAIL = bclindsay[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sa Dec, Song Ong Doc, Binh Thuy, Nha Be, VNNSY, CNFV
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1972
FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, FL
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Record 1710
Thanks for the memories. Anyone who served with me in 531 email me as I would like to know how your doing. Peace Bob

NAME = Robert LaBrode
WEB SITE = www.savoymountaingraphics.com
<EMAIL = peppi[ at ]vgernet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 531
BASEs or LOCATIONS= My Tho, Nah Be, USS Jennings Cty
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
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Record 1720
The years have taken their toll and I can't remember names but would like to hear from any of the guys from Riv Div 594. We started in Nah Be and headed to "Operation Giant Slingshot" on the Vam Co Dong & Vam Co Tay rivers. Have enjoyed the site!

NAME = JO3 Tom Carnes <EMAIL = RPMTCC[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 594
BASEs or LOCATIONS= from Nah Bey to the Parrot's Beak
YEARs in VIETNAM = 12/68-12/69
FROM WHERE = Medford, Or
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 1731
I signed in once before but my e-mail has changed. My dad was CO of the base in 69 and 70. He died of acute myelogenous leukemia, and we have wondered about the Agent Orange connection. He died in 91 and was told at the time that there was no connection. I wonder. Wonderful website. We lived in Subic Bay 62-64, and I remember my dad's ship having to leave port suddenly, during the first week of my senior year in high school in Subic. I don't know exactly where they went but it was "Viet Nam" related.

NAME = K.Kathleen Stacey <EMAIL = doggies3[ at ]midsouth.rr.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= CO of the base at Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69 and part of 70
FROM WHERE = Germantown, TN
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Record 1758
Worked in the Carpender shop at Catlo repairing shot up PBRs and PCFs and MAA force. Fiberglass shop at Nah Be. Lots of memories good and bad. Focus on the good go on with life.

NAME = John F. Conley <EMAIL = jconley[ at ]woh.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAS Siagon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Lima, Ohio
REFFERED By = Surfing
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Record 1764
I was on the YFU51 at Nha Be I would like to try and find a photo but so far nothing... Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks to you guys I have found the beloved "LAST CHANCE" %#[ at ]$#%$&*^%$#[ at ] ;-)and the YRBM21 but there are still gaps like the name or number of the boat that was about 1/4 mile from the 21 going towards Tan Chau Army base. The same night the 21 got hit I remember hearing that 2 misiles were fired into the army base by mistake... Can anyone verify that? Lots of questions from me brothers!!! Peace and WELCOME HOME! Chuck Thompson P O BOX 112 Superior, AZ 85273

NAME = Chuck Thompson <EMAIL = chuckt[ at ]worldlinkisp.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Anapolis Hotel, YRBM21, YR71, YFU51
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Siagon, Nha Be, Tan Chau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = 4/71-4/72, AZ
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Record 1776
Memories a little vague, but was at Tan My when we closed the base down.... With L. Tullo ~ J. Fodor ~Greg Willoughby. Wonder what they are doing now

NAME = Vince Reliuga
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be ~ Phu Bai ~ Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
FROM WHERE = Detroit , Mich
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Record 1805
Worked in the Machine Shop fixin' just about everything from Jacuzzi Pump shafts on PBRs to making brass M-60 gun mounts. Spent many a fine hours crusing the river on a 17 foot Boston Whaler, Whiskey Foxtrot, keeping the drunken Papa Sons under control in their sampans after hours on the river. High point was water sking on the other side of the island, right off the Nha Be point, with the Seal Teams and drinking home made rice wine with the locals waiting our turn behind the STAB boats.Only R and R I took while over there except for a month excursion into Saigon on the mail truck riding "Shotgun".

NAME = Lance <EMAIL = Arlander>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Suport Activity Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1070
FROM WHERE = Salem, MA
REFFERED By = Surfing
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Record 1817
Drafted from high school and was given an adventure I would never forget! Met some good people there and still have contact with one good friend from my unit. Wish there were more of us around!

NAME = Tom Diaz <EMAIL = scpo8[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Minron 11 det"Alpha"/MinDiv112
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = Two
FROM WHERE = San Antonio, Texas
REFFERED By = surfed on in
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Record 1870
I was on the 889 after it was towed from Guam in 1967. I can not remember the Skipper's name, but he was an Old crusty BM1, had an American eagle on his back. Served on the ship from around June 67 until Jan 68 when I was sent to Saigon to work with MACV Navy Disbursing as a DK3. Have been trying to get pictures of YFR 889 or 890 and have not been able to find any. We were originally docked at Nhe Be while the PPRs arrived and the first contingent of Seal Team 1 arrived. Then started ferrying goods up river to My Tho and Dong Tam to start. Then in later months we went as far as Ving Long. Thought I would drop you this line just to see if you remembered anyone from that period. Welcome home and thanks for your service to your country. God Bless

NAME = Joseph G. Klipstein <EMAIL = joseph.kliplstein[ at ]hurlburt.af.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon, YFR 889
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nhe Be, Saigon Newport Piers
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE = Navarre, FL
REFFERED By = Just Signed On
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Record 1882
Boat Captain in both Divisions, all my time was doen in four corp.

NAME = J. Vincent Burkes (TM1) <EMAIL = burkes.1[ at ]osu.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.Div. 571 and 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Moc Wa, Nha Be, the Mecong River
YEARs in VIETNAM = dec. 69-apr 71
FROM WHERE = Columbus , Ohio
REFFERED By = N/A
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Record 1884
WAS IN DANANG-CUA VIET APRIL 1969 THRU SEPTEMBER 1969, MSB 30 BOAT SUNK BECAUSE OF TYPHOON DORIS. TRANSFERED TO NHA BE IN SEPTEMBER 1969, WAS ON THE MSB 20 BOAT THERE. SURE BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES SEEING PICTURES OF THE BASE AND THE VILLAGE. I WENT SKING ONCE, THE NEXT DAY THE SEALS SHOT A 11 FOOT CROCK WITH A 20 MM CANON AND I DIDN'T SKI ANYMOOR AFTER THAT. 4.0 SIGHT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I LIVE IN COLORADO NOW. ANYBODY CLOSE?

NAME = Allen Elliott <EMAIL = allenelliott2[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Div. 112 MSB 30 BOAT IN DANANG 20 BOAT IN NHA BE
BASEs or LOCATIONS= DANANG &NHA BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = ST.JOSEPH, MO.
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Record 1970
Did some months of shore bombardment duty on the USS Duncan, DD874, then was stationed at NSD Nha Be and NSD Binh Thuy. Looking for Larry Bauer, Colorado.

NAME = Ken LaPensee <EMAIL = KLaPensee[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Naval Support Depot, Nha Be, Naval Support Depot, Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE = Hampton, NJ
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Record 1991
Great site!

NAME = Mike Persico <EMAIL = namvetmike[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 543/544 River Division 593
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Alexandria, VA
REFFERED By = surfed in
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Record 2014
I was the leading ET on YRBM-20 from mid May '69 to late April or early May '70. I was assigned to YRBM-20 from the main ET shop at NSA Nha Be. I reported to CWO Johnson, a warrant engineer (MM?). I had four other guys working for me, two whose names I remember are ET3 Tom Swackhammer (Ohio), and ET3 Ed? Rankin (Bakersfield). Memory fails regarding the names of the others. I remember an RM (Radioman) from Jett, Oklahoma; I also remember that the ENs "blueprinted" a 6V53 for a PBR, they did it so well, they had to do another so the boat would be evenly powered. I joined the 20 when it was on the Mekong, left it in '70 while it was anchored downriver of the YRBM-16 at Chau Duc. I retired as a CWO3 Elec Tech in Sept '95 after having advanced to EWCS (E-8) in '85 and CWO2 in '89. Great site! Many memories awakened. Fair winds and following seas to all my fellow shippies of YRBM-20.

NAME = Paul Mullendore <EMAIL = sealord01[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon, RVN; YRBM 20
YEARs in VIETNAM = May '69 - May '70
FROM WHERE = Jacksonville, Florida
REFFERED By = Stumbled onto
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Record 2016
A childhood friend of mine, Jerry W. Kirkendoll, Army WO1-117th AHC at Long Binh,was kia 3/15/71, when he left from Plantation about 07:30 to take passengers to Hotel-3 at Nha Be. Upon return takeoff, 68-15411's transmission failed and crashed into a ditch there. All on board were kia. If anyone knew Jerry or has a photo of him, it would mean a lot to me to hear from you. God bless all of you for all you did over there. Even though the sentiment seemed unfavorable at the time, there were many of us who didn't get on that bandwagon, and we silently prayed for your safe return home. YOU are the best of the best.

NAME = Mary Hern Limpert <EMAIL = mlimpert[ at ]hotmail.com>
FROM WHERE = St. Louis, MO
REFFERED By = just browsing
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Record 2018
I'M LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS THAT I SERVED WITH IN THE DIV. I WAS IN

NAME = kenneth maynard <EMAIL = hubba_va1942[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mindiv 112-rivdiv 593 -rpd62
BASEs or LOCATIONS= phu cong, nha be,new song ah doc
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69, 70-71
FROM WHERE = redbank, n.j.
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Record 2022
Served with US Army Signal Corps detachment at Nha Be from 10/69 to 7/70 when I was transferred to Bearcat; Co. HQ.

NAME = Rich Schell <EMAIL = richalta[ at ]winfirst.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = C Co. 36/39th Signal Bn, 1st Signal Brigade
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Saigon, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/69-1-.70
FROM WHERE = Sacramento, CA
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Record 2030
Pape, Wallace, Berra long time no see. I've never forgot you guys and those crazy times in NhaBe. Guess I did a lot of growing up over there. I hope you guys read this message one day. You have my respect. Tony Ganey

NAME = Lenton Tony Ganey <EMAIL = tganey[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 592 boat 71
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NhaBe South Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = Valdosta, GA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
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Record 2039
Miss the humid heat, stretching across a hot PBR engine to replace a starter (always the port one) or a generator (always the starboard one)! Those were the days! Also miss cruising the delta rivers on the tug boat Morocco. I really enjoyed that duty and crew! The brown water navy was an experience I'm fortunate to experience and remember!

NAME = Robert Norman Cloud <EMAIL = norm2450[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-20, tug boat Morocco, and YFR-890
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Chao, Chau Duc, Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = Oaks, PA
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Record 2078
I remember pulling into Cat Lo a couple of times late 67 when the squadron was trying to hoodwink charlie by varying our runs up and down the river and had us hold up there to run up-river at dawn. Also remember the EM club and the hottest peppers that a southern boy had ever tasted. We wasted all your 55 gallon targets out in the marshes with our 50's and were never asked back. choi duck shit

NAME = roger campbell <EMAIL = mceleste[ at ]surfsouth.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = msb 18
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha

Record 2082
2 boat patrol call signs were "Shark 81", and " Shark 82". Some of my crew mates were: Dennis Leaver, Bill Schlutz, and Ron Hall. We always envied the fastest boat, so every boat crew in the Section, worked hard to improve their boat's performance. We used to race each other back off patrol. I remember one time, we had the fastest boat, after a lot of tinkering. Another crew had to borrow our boat for a night patrol, because theirs was down for repairs. When they returned in the morning, we were waiting on the pier, to take back possession of our " fastest " boat, and get it ready and re-fueled for a day patrol. The tide was runnnig fast toward the pier, and the crew who had borrowed our boat, didn't start backing the engines down soon enough. Well, you KNOW what happened next. They hit the pier, and our boat was severely damaged. Steel piers and fiberglass don't like each other. We were not happy campers. On another note, thank God, I came home, went to college under the GI Bill, got married, and had kids,who in turn, gave us grandchildren. I often think of those I trained and served with, who paid the supreme price, and never had the chance to live a full life. God bless them, and may we never forget their sacrifice

NAME = Tom Smith <EMAIL = tombren427[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR - River Patrol Section 541
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan. 67 - Jan. 68
FROM WHERE = Dover, NH.
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YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67
FROM WHERE = attapulgus, ga
REFFERED By = browsing
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Record 2081
The photo labeled "PHOTO 75 Somewhere on Base " is from the road to the left of the upper left barracks (in the big Nha Be arial photo), about midway along the barracks, looking up. The farthest building with the yellow front is the electrical shop and the ET shop was inside the building. I have a photo looking the opposite direction on my website www.incacoal.com. I also used your Nha Be arial photo, I hope that's OK (I give you credit). I have tons more photos than are on my website (Nha Be and Saigon). Let me know if you need any more. Anthony Martin. 888 Lee Road 271, Valley, AL 36854

NAME = Anthony Martin ETC USN(ret)
WEB SITE = http://www.incacoal.com
<EMAIL = coolmoose[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon (2 months), Nha Be (10 months)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 9/67 -9/68
FROM WHERE = indianapolis, IN
REFFERED By = web search for Nha Be
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Record 2084
Crypto Repair and Brown Water Navy support, and Vietnamization turn over guy.

NAME = Jim Niser <EMAIL = niserj[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = Aston, Pa
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Record 2085
lt mackelroy sqd commander ' toc was moonriver

NAME = FRED MOSIER <EMAIL = joem44[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= nha be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 1968
FROM WHERE = flower mound , tx
REFFERED By = no one
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