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Record 59
Name: Bill Downey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Boston, Ma
Time: 1998-07-13 10:08:10
Comments: Great site. Hope you don't mind a note from an ex Air Force type who served in Saigon Oct 69- Oct 70. Your efforts were greatly appreciated by those of us who served there. By the way Plantation Road was beaucoup bad. You were lucky to escape with your wallet from that place. Great photos, will visit again.


Record 72
Name: L. B. Packer
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Utah
Time: 1998-08-06 04:07:42
Comments: Army SP5 X-Ray Technician at 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, 68-69. Never got to tour the country, so appreciate your photos. Helped patch up a few squids, but mostly hundreds of infantry grunts. Age 50 now, but not even 21 when I came home. Lots of memories, some good but mostly bad. Would like to visit there during peacetime someday.


Record 143
Name: Ray McCoy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Carthage, Tennessee
Time: 1999-01-09 06:27:12
Comments: Thank you for a beautiful website. I was stationed in Saigon in 68. Your photos are a delightful revisit. -Ray McCoy. Amer Red Cross VN 67/68


Record 144
Name: Ed Hobbs
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Houston, Texas (originally Boston)
Time: 1999-01-10 16:35:20
Comments: Your web site has some very good photos! I was in the 377th Security Police Squardron as a K-9 (Sentry Dog) Handler, Tan Son Nhut, 3/66 to 3/67.


Record 172
Name: Jim Pool AD-1 ret
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mullan Idaho
Time: 1999-03-06 05:19:58
Comments: Realy liked the pages..Flew in CH-46s out of Saigon in 1972..covered the mekong delta advisers...you name it we hauled it!!!!!!


Record 193
Name: John Otten
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Levittown Pa.
Time: 1999-04-08 22:23:52
Comments: I was there Dec 70-Dec 71[ at ]Ton Son Nhut AB (USAF)had some good times at the President(restaurant)steak,booze etc.Number One site keep it going,be back.chow


Record 250+8
Name: Ray Peterson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Newtown, Connecticut
Time: 1999-09-03 19:53:34
Comments: I worked as a yeoman on vice Admiral King's Special Staff at the NAVFORV building in Saigon from 1970-71. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who either worked with me at NAVFORV or hung out with me at the Capital Hotel in Cholon (those were some wild times!). I would also like to hear from anyone who may have photos of NAVFORV (interior or exterior) as well as Saigon and Cholon scenes.


Record 283
Name: james s. koval
Website:
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: copperopolis, california
Time: 1999-10-26 20:32:52
Comments: i was in saigon and roch soi in 9-70 through 3-71. need to hear from someone that remembers me. trying to get my benefits from va. i was on a few pbr's(573,571 and some others)and on yrbm 20....please need some help. anyone who was there same time i was if you remember me or not PLEASE E-MAIL ME!!!!!!


Record 294
Name: Doug Taylor
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1999-11-18 18:17:37
Comments: USN 1968 to 1971. Defense Language Institute (Monterey) after Boot Camp (San Diego). 1969 to 1970 Danang - NSA Security and Intel. interperter, Camp Carter - near MAG-16 at China Beach. Also Saigon - AIRCOFAT Whitehat Airlines, Tan Son Nhut, ground crew. Then VA-115, A-6's out of Oak Harbor, WA, and a Westpac cruise on the USS Midway.(First cruise after big overhaul at Hunters Point, CA.


Record 323
Name: David M. White
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Spokane, WA
Time: 2000-01-14 19:07:17
Comments: Two tours, 1st on the USS Evens (DE1023), ship arrived in Aug 1964 within weeks of the attack on C. Turner Joy. Second tour in the Army as an MP in Siagon. Arrived just in time for TET. Helped recapture the embassy. LOVE this site


Record 393
Trying to locate SK1 Beecher who served about 6 tours in Saigon. Married Vietnamese lady and returned to the states in about 1970. If anyone knows his whereabouts, please contact me. Also, any one who served in the NSA Supply office in Saigon, 67-69, please contact me. Interested in renewing old comraderie. Anchors Aweigh

Don West <doniwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= NSA/SAIGON, - YRS= 67/69 FROM= JENNINGS, LA
- Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 07:28:01 (PDT)


Record 410
Went to Binh Thuy from Saigon after Tet, for about 6 months. Then back to Saigon to outfit YRBM-16 where I served near Chou Doc (?) until my tour was up. I was an ETR3 and worked on the PBR radios and radars. thanks for the memories

Frank Culp <b&fculp[ at ]2fords.net>
UNIT/SHIP= Binh Thuy, - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 18:22:18 (PDT)


Record 420
Nice Photos

Bob Sherman <rsherma598[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= 377 SPS, - YRS= 1 - BASE/location= Tan Son Nhut
FROM= 68-69, fl
- Monday, July 03, 2000 at 12:29:18 (PDT)


Record 476
Very interesting site!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures. I served as a PN2 at Nha Be from September 1971 until April 1972 when the majority of Americans left the base. I was stationed for the next several months in Saigon and lived at both the Metropole and Plaza Hotels. I served in Camh Ranh Bay prior to my stint in Nha Be.

Charlie Gardiner <woodbootalso[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Naval Advisory Group, - YRS= 71/72 - BASE/location= Nha Be
FROM= Sacramento, Ca
- Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 09:01:03 (PDT)


Record 485
Arrived in country back end of Tet at Siagon. Myself and seamen Harry Creamer were put on a 30 cal. mg on the roof. Prior attachment to Sealords, we lost Pochell and McDermott. Started with Sealords Oct 68 and stay with it until Feb 69 when I got my freedom bird. Former crew Ltjg Jim Will (OIC), RDSN Jack Cook, GM2 Herman Lavinghouse ( from LA and still looking for him), QM2 Raul Najera, EN2 Odell Young. Prently serving as an officer of Swift Boat Sailors Association. Will be in San Diego on November 11th, 2000 to dedicate the All Unit Navy Memorial, PCF-104, a PBR and CCB. Tommy Trees Forrest

Thomas G. Forrest <Tmytrees[ at ]concentric.net>
UNIT/SHIP= PCF 28, 98 & 102, - YRS= 68 - 69 - BASE/location= Cat Lo
FROM= Detroit, MI
REFFERED By= Brousing
- Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 14:36:55 (PDT)


Record 488
I was in the Army and spent two years at Regional Communications Group, which was just two blocks from the Annapolis on the dirt road. I had to walk to the Montana mess hall for chow. I do remember some of the sapper hits that the Annapolis took. It was a heck of a corner for a bus stop. For some reason I can't launch my email from your site. Give me a buzz and I'll try to send you some pics. that I took in the Plantation Road area. Peace.

Wayne Yohn <yobub[ at ]home.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Regional Comm Gp, - YRS= 2 - BASE/location= Saigon
FROM= Jan '69 to Mar '71, IA
- Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 13:04:31 (PDT)


Record 535
I flew out of TSN Aug-Nov 70. I spent lots of time working with the Marines out of Nha Be in the Rung Sat Special Zone as an Air Force Forward Air Controller(FAC) flying O2s.I remember working with some of your boats but I don't think we talked directly -- probably through the TOC. I got another assignment until Feb '71 flying out of Quan Loi about 100 miles north of Bien Hoa. I returned to the Delta in Feb '71 assigned to Binh Thuy with an AO in southern Cambodia. My travels between there and my squadron headquarters in Bien Hoa took me across the Delta many times. Your web site is extremely well done and I found it very interesting and educational.

John B. Kerr, Jr. Col. USAF (ret) <john_kerr[ at ]eee.org>
- YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= TSN&Bien Thuy
FROM= Redlands, CA
REFFERED By= Just found site_ great job
- Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 19:17:51 (PST)


Record 545



william p taylor <wpt1968[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= navadvgrpmacv cat lai s.vietnam, - YRS= 1970/71 - BASE/location= cat lai s.vietnam off dong nai river approx 8 mi east of siagon
FROM= san diego, ca
REFFERED By= myself
- Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 04:00:29 (PST)


Record 551
Was maint. chief and aircrewman on C-47s with Aircofat from May 66 to May 67. At that time NAVSUPPACT was located in cofat compound in Cholon. Cofat was a former French cigarette factory.

Jim Culbertson <culbertsonair[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= NAVSUPACT, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= SAIGON
FROM= El Paso, TX
- Monday, January 01, 2001 at 10:54:07 (PST)


Record 552
Good Site. Just browsing and came upon it. I came in country at the first of Jun 68. Fighting was still going on in Cholon. Lived in the Ky Son Annex just off Tran Hung Dao St. near the Metropole. Assigned to the VN Naval Shipyard relieving EMC James Cook. Outside of a few rocket and mortar attacks it was a good year. If I lived in the boonies, I might have other thoughts on the subject. Flew down to Vung Tau for a week and numerous trips to Long Binh, Ben Hoa and Nha Be. Several of us would cruise down the Saigon River on newly built Yabuta Junks,making sure they worked. The first time I saw VN was in Jan/Feb from the Deck of USS O'Bannon (DD-450). In 1970 while aboard the Fleet tug "Moctobi" we towed a YTB from Subic to Vung Tau, and then towed a Water barge from Danang to Subic. In 75 I was aboard HB Wilson (DDG-7) off Vung Tau for the evacuations and also under fire from the NVA (No Hits!). 15 May saw us off Koh Tang Is., Cambodia, (Mayaguez), picking Air Force and Marines out of the water, after their Helo had been shot down. Spent the rest of the day giving gunfire support to the Marines trying to get off the Island. The next day loaded with about a hundred Marines, we headed for Subic Bay. The last time I saw Vietnam was in 99 flying from Malaysia to Hong Kong. You have a great site here. I have written a book for my daughters, about my Navy career, with my one year in country, being the longest chapter.

Jack W Miller EMC USN (ret) <moc105[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= NAG Saigon,VN Shipyard, - YRS= 68-69 FROM= San Diego, CA
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 08:20:08 (PST)


Record 553
LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE TASK FORCE AT CAT LEI. I WORKED IN THE CAPTAINS OFFICE DURING THE DAY, ROAD THE BOATS AT NIGHT WITH THE NATIONALS. MET SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE THERE. LOOKING FOR CHUCK MCGARRITY OUT OF THE CAROLINA'S. ALSO, WE HAD A DETACHMENT OF SEALS THERE. ANYONE REMEMBER THOSE GUYS? ALSO, LT. SECORD (MUSTANG) WAS A PERSON I SO RESPECTED.

JOE ELLIS <jellis[ at ]modweldco.com>
UNIT/SHIP= CTF-214, - YRS= 1971 - BASE/location= CAT LEI
FROM= SALINE, LA
REFFERED By= FOUND
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 19:36:12 (PST)


Record 589
I went into country in 1966 and was assigned to Naval support saigon, air operations, we had an C-47s and later on H-34 helicopters. I spenta good part of my time flying left seat on the H-34s. We served all the LSTS,and other support ships on the rivers and off the coast, we carred personnel, mail and any thing else that was reguested,left country in late 68 ad after a year of shore duty went through NIOTC at Vallejo, and was assigned to RPD62 at Song ong doc,was there from Aug. 70 until we moved up to old SOD, after they blew us away on 19 Oct. 70.stayed around until we moved to Phouc Xuyen I believe some time in June 71 After that tour I went to HM12 a mine clearing Helicopter SQD. We we to Ha Phong harbor for the mine clearing operation in 72 and 73. I really enjoy looking at this web page. Have seen a lot of names that I know and and I am familiar with all the locations.Would really like to hear from the guys from RPD62. Joe Flowers, Bunn, Caughlin, Milton, etcI spent around 5 years there so there are a lot of names to remember.Still keep in touch with several people. Have some good slides of the base at SOD, after we were blown away. Good ones of GM3 Rosenburg, Frenchy, and Flowers. Drop me a line

William B Bishop <embed3[ at ]juno.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Nas Saigon Air ops/RPD62 Song ong Doc , Ca Mau , Phuoc Xuyen, - YRS= 66- 73 FROM= Suffolk, , Va
- Friday, February 16, 2001 at 16:29:59 (PST)


Record 598
I was stationed at the 3rd fld. hospital in Saigon from Mayof '68 to March '69, as an X-ray tech, spec 5. I recognize the name "Packer" who is posted here, and remember you, if you read this..Tried to E-mail you, but couldn't get it to go. Do you remember Ernie, Lirot, Heissman, Bonozalli? Then you should remember me too, I was just a kid of 19 then. If you see this, E-mail me, would like to hear from ya!

William J. Wanner <Wjwann[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNIT/SHIP= 3rd field hospital, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Saigon, Vietnam
FROM= Okla.City, Okla.
REFFERED By= Surfin'
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 09:51:01 (PST)


Record 599
I have been searching web sites hoping to locate Vets that were there and may have known or remember HMC"DOC"Lewis Long. I was referred here by someone who is familar with this site. My Dad was in Siagon in '63-'64 and was at Camp Pendelton, prior to being sent to DaNang. He left in Aug.of '65 aboard the USS Lanawee out of Long Beach with the 1stBN, 1stMarines 3rdMarine Div. There may be a chance that he was also in QuangNam.If any of you remember him Please e-mail me. Welcome home, and thank you. Terry

Terry <tfleming[ at ]nctimes.net>
- YRS= 65-66 - BASE/location= Da Nang/QuangNam
Ca
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 20:34:54 (PST)


Guest Record 634
Looking for former shipmates. We were wonderful young men under very stressful conditions. Would love to get in touch with anyone that I served with.

NAME = Jose Arizpe <EMAIL = jazz[ at ]azstarnet.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Saigon, NSA Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
- Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 09:18:39 (PDT)


Guest Record 643
if anyone knows of me, please let me know

NAME = Gary A. Pickering <EMAIL = garynsue[ at ]wwt.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = united states naval support activity, saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= saigon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68,69
FROM WHERE = durand, wi
REFFERED By = just looking and got lucky
- Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 12:15:01 (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 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 700
spent 12 mo with rivdiv91 ...Ben Tre, rocket alley,snoopys nose, rt66 all those great places after I left rivdiv91 I went to the naval advisory group and formed a RVN navy group called RAID71 with Lt Bunnell, WO Coffin, and BM1 weber in Saigon , on the vam co and vam co dong rivers and a place called Tra Cu

NAME = ed hasior <EMAIL = ehasior[ at ]lucent.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rivron9 rivdiv91 T-91-13 A-91-7
BASEs or LOCATIONS= dong tam tra cu
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
FROM WHERE = hilton head , sc
- Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 18:55:47 (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 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)

Record 751
I served aboard the USS CLARKE COUNTY LST-601 from Nov.`65 until Sept.`67. The first time I saw the CC was in the reserve fleet at the Philly Navy Yard. My first enlistment I was stationed aboard a tin-can, the A.A. CUNNINGHAM DD-752, from Apr.`63 until Sept.`64. Now this was a real awakining...LST...Amphibwhat...recommissioning...Vietnam !!!I was aboard the CC thru the re-activation at New York Shipbuilding in Camden,N.J., the recommissioning at Phila. Naval Station, all the outfitting, sea-trial`s, and underway training all along the East Coast. The transit of the Panama Canal enroute to NSA Saigon to off-load an LCU. Operated up and down the SVN Coast from the Delta to the DMZ... Da Nang, Chu Lai, Qui Nhon, and Cau Viet to name a few. Participated in Operation Market time, Game warden and Deckhouse IV. Served as Mother Ship to several PCF Squadrons. The last time I saw the CC was somewhere off the coast in Sept.`67, when I boarded the Coast Guard Cutter, Point Jefferson, which took me to Cat Lo. Back to the World. I would like any former shipmates or marines who were aboard then to contact me. This is a GREAT site. Will visit often. Thank`s Kent.

NAME = Bill Stute DC2 <EMAIL = stubil[ at ]mwt.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Clarke County LST-601
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon, Da Nang, Chu Lai, Qui Nhon, Cau Viet and the Delta.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Seneca, Wis
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 07:58:55 (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 855
just looking for other people in unit

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

Record 928
I WAS ABOARD YFR WE CARRIED SUPPLYS TO NAVY BASES IN THE MEKONG DELTA FROM SAIGON TO CANTO.

NAME = george f grah <EMAIL = kagrah[ at ]shastalink.k12.ca.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR 890
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MEKONG DELTA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 1968
FROM WHERE = sylmar, ca
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:27:58 (PST)

Record 1048
What a site....a zillion stories and experiences. I worked in Hq MACV's Combat Ops Center as a graphic artist supporting the order of battle briefings to Westy and the ambassador. First boss was a fine Naval aviator, Commander Murphy.....he had a huge "FTA" sign on his desk..... our overall boss was USMC Brig Gen Jimmie Jones, a kick-ass guy. MACV then was in an old villa on Pasteur Street, next to the Italian Embassy. I lived in the Walling Hotel across from the train station. A most interesting navy character there then was Captain Archie Kuntze, (sp?) hdsupac commander for Saigon. Prior to this tour, I spent 18 mos on Santa Rosa Island, CA, being transported back and forth by Port Hueneme's fearless WW2 Elco and Higgins PT boats...later served with Chief Photo Mate Phil Kopp, in Okinawa, who photographed the evacuation of Saigon to the bitter end.....and a guy who taught me about the Navy. My thoughts are with all you posters.

NAME = Jon Taylor, CMSGT, USAF, Ret <EMAIL = jtaylor[ at ]midtnn.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Hq MACV
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon
YEARs in VIETNAM = Sep 65 - Sep66
FROM WHERE = Santa Ana, CA
REFFERED By = came across site by luck
- Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 21:24:54 (PST)

Record 1191
Proud of the Luzerne County, which earned 12 Battle Stars in its career. Mostly we loaded up in Saigon & unloaded at Can Tho. Late in my year we carried 200 U.S. Army comrades on a few days' transport. At Can Tho we would race our Aussie comrades for control of the watering hole. After 7 mos we had a little R&R, a stop in Hong Kong and 3 weeks at Subic, then dry dock in Guam, then back to the grind. Thanks for the great work at this website. Shipmates, contact.

NAME = John A. GARZA <EMAIL = utusn[ at ]flash.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Luzerne Cty (LST 902)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon, Can Tho, Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10-67 /10-68
FROM WHERE = Rio Grande Valley, TX
REFFERED By = Webring
- Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 20:01:49 (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 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 1327
Deck Force Crewmember of the YRBM-16 from April 1970 till February 1971 when it went to Guam and I was reassigned at Naval Forces headquarters in Saigon till end of March. Then I went on to USS Ponce which was built in Seattle and then homeported in Norfolk,Va. Many of the plank owner crew including myself seperated on 12/8/72 from the Navy and I was discharged to begin my life of freedom. I went to college and I'm currently a Computer Specialist at the SSA in Baltimore. I was married and got divorced after 5 years. I currently have a 6 year old son who's name is Grant and he was born on May 18th 1996. Anyone remember me? I remember the guy in Photo #201 his last name was Fischer and he was from the Chicago area. See http://hawley.hispeed.com/vietnam/YRBM_16.htm Bob Andrews

NAME = Bob Andrews <EMAIL = Bob.A[ at ]Playful.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = New Holland, Pa
- Monday, July 22, 2002 at 12:07:52 (PDT)

Record 1403
I SPENT TWO YEARS ABOARD THE YFR889 AND 890 WE CARRIED SUPPLIES UP THE DELTA FROM SAIGON TOO CAN THO GOT STUCK IN SAIGON DURING TET LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES A FEW FIRE FIGHTS AFEW BEERS SOME GREAT SHIPMATESK

NAME = GEORGE GRAH <EMAIL = kagrah[ at ]shastalink.k12.ca.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR 889 890
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MEKONG DELTA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 AND 1968
FROM WHERE = SYLMAR, CA
REFFERED By = JUST SURFING
- Monday, September 02, 2002 at 18:48:27 (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 1481
Served with MACV as only Naval person at Army BEQ in Saigon. Processed records for navy medics coming into country. Later I was transferred to Annapolis BEQ in cholon just outside of Ton Shun Nut. Sure would be nice to talk to someone who either worked there or someone who processed through there. ps. Im looking for PN3 Bill Hutchinson, Last known in Reading CA.

NAME = Richard A Cyr <EMAIL = vfwvcnpmc[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV SAIGON MELPHAP/ NAVSUPPACT
BASEs or LOCATIONS= SAIGON/CHOLON ANNAPOLIS BEQ - ASSIGNMENT YEOMAN
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 - 69
FROM WHERE = JEWETT CITY , CT
REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Friday, October 11, 2002 at 12:30:36 (PDT)

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 1542
I was stationed at Dong Tam in the Naval Advisor Compound that we shared with the Seals. I was the MARS operator during 70-71. I was there when we closed down the advisor compound and moved to CaMau. I later moved to Saigon and worked the MARS station there.

NAME = Henry Barber
WEB SITE = http://myweb.cableone.net/barber/
<EMAIL = hbarber[ at ]cableone.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisor Group Radioman
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam Advisor Compound
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Port Lavaca, Texas
- Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 10:15:06 (PST)

Record 1586
RAN BASES LCM'S TO NA BE, SAIGON AND DONG TAM. BROUGHT FIRST ASPB'S IN FROM M.M SHIPS IN HARBOR. REPAIRED IUWG BOATS AND COSDIV 13 SWIFTS.MADE EN2 AND WAS PUT IN CHARGE OF 2ND SHIFT IN BASES ENGINE REPAIR SHOP REBUILDING V-12'S, 6-71'S AND 6121T'S. EVEN PUT IN SOME TIME ON THE FUEL PIER.REMEMBER THE OLD FUEL TANKER WITH NO FRONT END AND A HEMI ENGINE? ANTONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE RPG-7 AND SNIPER ATTACKS ON THE BASE? NICE TO HEAR FROM OTHER SHIPMATES THAT SERVED IN AND AROUND THE AREA!

NAME = JIM SELBY <EMAIL = VNSNIPEaAOL.COM>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA DET CAT LO
YEARs in VIETNAM = NOV 67/JUL69
FROM WHERE = LAKE VILLA, IL.
REFFERED By = JUST SURFED IN
- Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:10:00 (PST)

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 1659
I was YNSN assigned to MSTS Vung Tau. I drove the Battle Gear Boat. We supplied merchant vessels with helmets and flak jackets for their river transit. We liasoned with merchant vessels. We also off-loaded what we wanted via U.S. Mail bags. We partied with the Australians and the U.S. Army. Several LSTs visited our beach and we hosted some great cookouts. We were attacked on 16 OCT 69 with 122mm rockets. KIA was LCDR Paul E. Wall. Wounded was SK3 Art Huntington and BM1 (Ican't remember his name.) Also several other KIA and wounded that morning. Never the same after that. I was medivaced to 93rd Evac in Long Bing and eventually assigned to MSTS Office is Saigon (light duty) for remainder of tour. We were small, so small, and nobody ever remembers us. Oh woe! "It's a great life if you don't weaken" (SK3 Huntington)

NAME = Paul J. Ryan <EMAIL = paulryan2tulsa[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSTSOV Vung Tau
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau LST Beach
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 69-May 70
FROM WHERE = Tulsa, OK
REFFERED By = one long ongoing search
- Monday, December 30, 2002 at 01:59:44 (CST)


Record 1683
GREAT WEBSITE, BRINGS BACK LOTS OF MEMORIES.I WAS ON BOARD THE ARMY VESSEL()AV1356) CLIVE STEELE, AUSTRALIAN ARMY LANDING SHIP MEDIUM. MET A LOT OF AMERICAN BOAT PEOPLE WHICH WERE BASICALLY BEACHED AND LIVING ON THEIR CRAFT AT VUNGTAU BEACH. OUR VESSEL CARRIED STORES AND EQUIPMENT UP TO BARIAVIA CAT-LO,SAIGON NAVAL BASE, DA-NANG, CAM RAN BAY. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE INCIDENT AT CAT-LO APPROX 8 AUG 66 WHEN OUR SHIP JOINED IN THE 'FIRE POWER DEMONSTRATION FOR SENATOR CABOT LODGE, WE WERE UNINVITED, WERE QUIETLY TOLD TO "PISS OFF". WHAT A DAY!!! WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN THAT FIRE POWER DEMO.

NAME = COLIN W SYMONS
WEB SITE = not applicable
<EMAIL = taploc[ at ]myplace.net.au>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 32 SMALL SHIP SQN /ROYAL AUST ENGINEERS (LSM)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= BEACH AT VUNGTAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966
FROM WHERE = PERTH, AUSTRALIA, REFFERED By = SURFING THE NET
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Record 1771
Great site.. looking for brothers from IUWG unit 3 or any from NAG-Saigon (ComNavForV,small boat school,Sea Cobras)

NAME = Ron Schneider <EMAIL = vietnamsailor1969[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S.McCaffery(DD860),I.U.W.G-1unit 3.N.A.G.
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Oui Nhon. Saigon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67.69-71
FROM WHERE = Pawnee, Ill.
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Record 1781
I was a us naval advisor assigned to macv headguarter saigon in 1971 till 1972. I was Clases RC171 in Mare island ca. I retired from the Navy in 1978 AS a chief boatswainmate.

NAME = Richard Mortimore <EMAIL = saseborm[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval advisor
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Chu Mau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-1972
FROM WHERE = riverside, ca
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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 1807
I ENJOYED THE PEDICAB RACES IN DOWNTOWN SAIGON BETWEEN MY NAVY BUDDIES FROM ONE BEQ TO ANOTHER. LEFT SAIGON FOR DISCHARGE TWO WEEKS BEFORE TET OFFENSIVE. I GUESS THAT I WAS LUCKY.

NAME = DON DALES <EMAIL = DDALES[ at ]OSIDE.K12.CA.US>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVAL ADVISORY GROUP, VIETNAMESE NAVAL HEADQUARTERS, (MASF)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= U.S. NAVAL HEADQUARTERS, SAIGON
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2/67 TO 1/68
FROM WHERE = RIVERSIDE, CA.
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Record 1808
ENJOYED THE PEDICAB RACES WITH MY NAVY BUDDIES FROM BEQ TO BEQ. WE BEFRIENDED THE "BLUE STARS", AN ALL GIRL VIETNAMESE BAND THAT PLAYED IN THE GOVERNMENT CLUBS. LEFT SAIGON FOR DISCHARGE AT TREASURE ISLAND ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TET OFFENSIVE (SORRY I MISSED OUT).

NAME = DON DALES, P03 <EMAIL = DDALES[ at ]OSIDE.K12.CA.US>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVAL ADVISORY GROUP, VIETNAMESE NAVAL HEADQUARTERS, SAIGON (MASF)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= U.S. & VIETNAMESE NAVAL HEADQUARTERS, SAIGON
YEARs in VIETNAM = 02/67 TO 01/68
FROM WHERE = RIVERSIDE, CA
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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 1871
I was based out of newport supply depot at Saigon port assigned to the traffic division. Worked for 6 months at Tan Son Nhut as part of Air Cofat (White Hat Airlines) suppling men and material and mail to the basis in Mekong Delta all the way to Con Son Island.

NAME = ken fast <EMAIL = kfasta[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONS= newport saigon port
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70
FROM WHERE = newton, ks
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Record 2051
Iam seeking all personnel who were in direct connection with the Meyerkord BOQ in Saigon during the first 5 days of the TET offensive in FEB 1968. My mother CWO2 Mary V Bender MI was holed up in the 3rd floor stairwell of this hotel with an M2 carbine. If anyone remembers or doesn't remember this woman please contact me immediately. Thanks to all those that served. God bless You! -Josh

NAME = Joshua <EMAIL = north40sound[ at ]earthlink.net>
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-72
FROM WHERE = NY, NY
REFFERED By = google
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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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