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Record 42 EMAIL =: tmc119[ at ]gdi.net NAME = Ted McNeill Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Orlando, Florida Time: 1998-05-29 00:48:45 Comments:
I served in Vietnam from October 1969 to June 1970 with COMRIVDIV 572 at the southern tip of Vietnam as an
Engineman on PBRs. From June 1970 to October 1970 I served with CHNAVADVGRP SSMACV on the Cambodia
border as an Advisor to the Vietamese on PBRs. Unlike many others all my duty was in the most remote locations.
It would be a thrill to hear from anyone serving with me or near me during this time frame.
This is a great site, bringing back many forgotten memories.
Record 53 EMAIL =: hbarber[ at ]tisd.net NAME = Henry Barber Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Port Lavaca, Texas Time: 1998-06-28 23:17:54 Comments:
Served Vietnam, Naval Advisor Group 71-72
Stationed at Dong Tam, CaMau and Saigon
Record 75 EMAIL =: thodgins[ at ]kpt.nuwc.navy.mil NAME = Tom Hodgins Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In! From: Yakima Wa. Time: 1998-08-10 22:09:39 Comments:
I was attached as an advisor to RPD 54, RPD 57, and MID 93. Always Vietnamese crews. A BMC, TDC, PRC took my GMG 2 advancement test while I was doped up in 3rd field hospital. Did ok.
Record 93 EMAIL =: salezn[ at ]digitalpla.net NAME = Nelson Salez Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Salt Lake, formerly San Diego Time: 1998-09-18 01:16:05 Comments:
Anybody out there who was an advisor to RID-45 that went to Sea Float, Solid Anchor, Say Hello!
Record 106 EMAIL =: Bluebot48[ at ]aol.com NAME = Richard Woods Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: New Mexico Time: 1998-10-11 04:57:06 Comments:
1968 RAG91 A-91-2 1969 RAS153 A-52 1970(Advisor)RID 40&41
Record 120 EMAIL =: Cpatch914[ at ]aol.com NAME = G.E.Langworthy Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Upstate New York Time: 1998-11-15 22:46:14 Comments:
In country 9/29/70 to 9/29/71. After turnover in Cat Lo rode Swifts with Costal Flotilla V (advisor). Spent most of the year at Solid Anchor (Nam Can).
Record 132 EMAIL =: songee[ at ]mindspring.com NAME = GMGC (ret.) Alfredo F. Garcia Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: San Diego, California Time: 1998-12-15 05:35:03 Comments:
Member RAID 74 Call sign green coffin 74B and Rivron 11 Division 112, M112-2 Jan 69 through Jun 69. Naval Advisory Group Saigon RAID 74 Jun 69 Jan 70
Record 141 EMAIL =: DOLANT[ at ]SPAWAR.NAVY.MIL NAME = TOM DOLAN, RMC (RET) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: SAN FRANCISCO CA USA Time: 1998-12-31 03:51:46 Comments:
was stationed at LSB Binh Thuy 1969 - 1971...was a member of the Naval Advisory Group...was nice to see where i called home but I don't think I'd like to go back there. Nice to visit and remember. Thanks
Record 158 EMAIL =: NAME = BM2 Virgil Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: Time: 1999-02-13 23:02:32 Comments:
Aboard the YRBM20 Apr,May,June 1970. Advisor to the RVN Boats going to Cambodia. Thanks for all your help you guy's were great, I thing you felt sorry for me. Would love to hear from other advisors from CosFlot3 out of CatLo, swifts,pbr's and wpb's. Did any of you ship over?
Record 182 EMAIL =: duff.snyder[ at ]cubic.com NAME = donald (duff) snyder Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: san diego area Time: 1999-03-27 05:50:51 Comments:
I was LT USN, Sr Naval Advisor [ at ] OPBASE Ha Tien and Coastal Group 44 in 1971; will attempt to find some photo history to connect your Chau Doc to Tihn Bien all the way on Giang Thahn River to Ha Tien and Gulf of Thailand (Siam)
Record 240 EMAIL =: caughran[ at ]usit.net NAME = Johnny Caughran Website: Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook From: Niota, TN Time: 1999-08-08 22:58:18 Comments:
I was an Advisor in RPG 62 at Ca Mau,Song Ong Doc, and
Phouc Xuyen 70-71. I would like to contact any others that
were at these bases or that were in RAC 1-70 Mare Is. before
we went to Nam. John C.
Record 250+3 EMAIL =: algae1147[ at ]yahoo.com NAME = alfredekennon Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: missouri Time: 1999-08-25 21:22:30 Comments:
i was a adivsor for vietnavy in the detla serviced with cos folt three and uss askari
Record 286 EMAIL =: DELFAMILY[ at ]AOL.COM">ED DELEHANTY Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: WILLIAMSBURG VA. Time: 1999-11-02 16:28:57 Comments:
WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH THE NAVY IN THE DELTA
CAN'T FIND ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ARE KNOWS ABOUT
DCAT TEAM 60 HEADQUARTERED IN SA DEC (VIETNAMESE 9TH DIVISION) I WAS IN VINH BINH 1/14 VIETNAMESE 1969-1970 & SR ADVISOR TO THE VIETNAMESE 2ND ARMORED CAV IN VINH LONG
(1/2 A TRP)
Record 296 EMAIL =: whs_jr[ at ]yahoo.com">William H. Strobel, Jr. Website: Referred by: Lycos From: Warminster PA Time: 1999-11-23 15:54:05 Comments:
I served in Nam from Apr 1970 to Apr 1971. My duty
stations were many including Admin Officer for Mobile
Riverine Force in Dong Tam, Patrol Officer for RivDiv
153 out of Nha Be, CSO for RivRon 15 in Bin Thuy, and
finally Senior Advisor to RID-47 in Go Dau Ha.
Record 298 EMAIL =: mbclark69[ at ]hotmail.com">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 331 EMAIL =: ALANDEBSCRAPER[ at ]WEBTV.NET">Alan Sassatelli (ISC) (RET) Website: Referred by: Net Search From: Taylorville, Illinois Time: 2000-01-26 20:37:03 Comments:
Fantastic site!!!! In country with BSU-1 (Det ALPHA) 71-72. First at Dong Tam and later at Ha Tien. Your pictures of Ha Tien really bring back a flood of memories (good & bad; mostly good). I especially remember patroling the Vihn Te Canal as a Advisor with the VNs. Looking for GMG2 Stan Sigel (Stan the Man) and BMC Griffith,if anyone knows where they are at. Keep up the great work.
Record 357 KENT THIS IS #1 WEB SITE YOU DID A 4.0 JOB!IT SURE BRINGS BACK" "ALOT OF OLD MEMORY'S CON GRATS
BILL ARBOGAST <ARBO48[ at ]AOL.COM>
Unit/Ship= RIVDIV131,MINEDIV113,NAG RAID72 ADVISIOR , - YRS= 69/70 - base/location= DONG TAM - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 02:43:18 (PST) Record 361 KENT THIS IS #1 WEB SITE YOU DID A 4.0 JOB!IT SURE BRINGS BACK" "ALOT OF OLD MEMORY'S CON GRATS
BILL ARBOGAST <ARBO48[ at ]AOL.COM>
Unit/Ship= RIVDIV131,MINEDIV113,NAG RAID72 ADVISIOR , - YRS= 69/70 - base/location= DONG TAM - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 02:43:18 (PST)
Record 400 NSA SAIGON May 70-Aug 70 Sea Float Jun 70-Sep 70 NAG Viet Nam Sep70-Jun 72
Stationed at TAN CHAU Sep 70-May 72.Assisted USAF Det in the running of convoys from TAN CHAU to Cambodia.
Kenneth Mcclelland OS1,USN RET <kmcclelland[ at ]iopener.net>
UNIT/SHIP= NAG Viet Nam, - YRS= 70-72 - BASE/location= TAN CHAU FROM= Pensacola, Fl - Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 21:52:38 (PDT) Record 433 Was in NAG and rode PBR#46. Also was all over the delta by jeep and 6x from Saigon to Cau Ma. Never did find a good road! The rest of the place I seen by boat. Was an EN1 at the time along with GMG1 Jim Briggs and PN1 Earl McCrary,two great Nam buddies.Along with SN Jack Saunders. All the guys were good buddies,they were Americans. It was us and them,you know the story.
Merle Bontrager <mntrager[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= CTF-212 & Naval Advisory Group, - BASE/location= Binh Thuy FROM= Aug.'70 - Aug.'71, Mi - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 14:33:04 (PDT)Any VNN advisors out there??? GREAT SITE!!! Welcome home and thanks.
BobCooley EN3 <Bcool186[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= R.A.I.D.72 A.T.F.211 , - YRS= 70-72 - BASE/location= Dong Tam FROM= Port Clinton, Ohio REFFERED By= Surfed in - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 20:14:19 (PDT)
Record 458 Record 461 Excellent site!! I reported aboard Advisory Team 108, Can Tho as a YN3 in March 1970 and departed as a YN2 in October 1971.
YNC Frank Lehker <fdlehker[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Advisory Team 108, - BASE/location= Can Tho Naval Base - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 12:44:35 (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 532 have tons of cat lai pictures.
wm taylor <wpt1968[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= naval advisory group task force 214 , - YRS= 1970/71 cat lai s.vietnam - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 23:05:19 (PST)
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 597 Looking for sailors stationed at Ben Luc and Dong Tam from
April 1970 to April 1971. I worked in the engine shop rebuilding
6v 53's and was fuel king at Ben Luc. (NSA 1st 6 months)
Last 6 months, NAG at Dong Tam, Training Vietnamese. Thanks for the site
Alvin Hall EN2 <hallal[ at ]citcom.net>
UNIT/SHIP= NSA and NAG, - YRS= 1970/1971 - BASE/location= Ben Luc / Dong Tam FROM= Lake Toxaway, NC REFFERED By= Surfin - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 18:48:45 (PST)
Guest Record 688 I was the District Phung Hoang (Phoenix) Army Advisor with the ARVN in Duc Tinh District, which included Sa Dec. We used to run combined ops with the navy riverine force based in Sa Dec -- mostly along the Mekong/Basac, but sometimes up the creeks and canals. I remember the navy mess hall in Sa Dec had by far the best US food around (not that there were many choices). I ate Thanksgiving dinner there twice on the same day. One op I went on with the riverine force was most interesting. I was with one other American advisor and we were along with our counterparts and an ARVN Regional Force platoon. We boarded landing craft at the navy pier and crossed to an island on the north bank of the Mekong we called "Football Field Island." One of the landing craft had a mortar mounted on it and that was to be our indirect fire support. There were also a couple of Swift boats along. The boats put us in and then stood off. We were looking for a VC camp from which VC came raiding into Sa Dec Province. The whole island was mud, mangroves, and little creeks. We found the camp (or at least a camp)-- a few hootches, a couple of individual weapons, ammo, the usual pile of documents -- but nobody except two women cooking a pot of rice almost the size of the ones cannibals have in cartoons. Charlie had obviously known we were coming and di-di'd. So -- we stopped for lunch (!) Remember -- these were ARVN. The advisors advised hot pursuit, but they were hungry. What rice they didn't eat, they tipped out and pissed on. THEN we went after the VC. As we were gearing up to leave. I looked at the two women and they looked very unhappy. I thought it was more for the wasted rice than this bunch of ARVN clowns chasing their menfolk. So -- I gave them a batch of piastres to pay for the rice. (Hey, I was young and American -- you pay for your food and don't upset ladies.) Off we went through absolutely foul ground. The mud stank; the creeks stank; bugs by the millions; and you couldn't see three feet away. You needed one hand to swat the bugs, one hand to hold your weapon, one hand to untangle yourself from the undergrowth, and one hand to hold of the branches whipping back from the guy ahead. And all they while, we could hear bits of music, shouts and laughter drifting our way from the navy holding position off the island. The we either caught up with Charlie or he caught us. We took fire from somewhere -- who could tell? Immediately, every ARVN started blazing away on full automatic in whatever direction his M-16 was pointed, then reloading and letting another magazine go. It was RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPP! click-click-clack RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPP! I looked over at the other American who, like me, had assumed the extremely prone position. He had the PRC-25 radio and was calling the navy for fire support. I snaked over and punched him and asked him if he knew where we were. He said he had no idea. I asked where the enemy was and he said he had no idea. I asked him how he was going to direct fire and he said he had no idea, but he wanted some. So I took the handset away from him and told them to wait. The firing died out, we we did a close-in search and found nothing, so we moved out. We finally got to a large creek too deep to ford and at last we knew where we were to some degree of accuracy. We figured that either the VC hadn't come this way or they had a gettaway sampan. We decided to call it a day. At least we had spoiled Charlie's lunch. We moved south alongside the creek to the south bank of the island and the boats came in to pick us up. As were were loading, we came under fire again. The boats hosed things down as we scambled aboard, but the fire continued, wounding one ARVN. When the craft I was on was loaded, THE RAMP WOULDN"T COME UP. The crew chief -- whatever his official title was, the guy in charge -- fought his way through squirming and yelling and ducking (and a few shooting) ARVN to the ramp and worked on it, but no joy. Meantime, Charlie is still popping away. Finally, the crew chief had the craft BACKED across the river. So we went backwards at full speed, with water swireling into the deck full of ARVN and me and the .50 hammering over our heads. Fun. We made it. On the 'friendly' side, the crew chief finally got the ramp closed by shoving up on the bank, cranking up on the ramp cable, and shoving again until it was closed and back to Sa Dec we sailed. Thank you, navy, for the good meals and getting my ass off that island. God bless America.
NAME = Jim Claxton <EMAIL = jdcalx[ at ]home.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV Advisor Team 65 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sa Dec YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71 REFFERED By = surfed in
- Friday, June 08, 2001 at 11:07:53 (PDT)
Guest Record 692 ON BROWNWATER NAVY -- VIETNAM, SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO LOCATE
LT. BELL....WHEN I WAS WITH RAID 72, HE WAS MY SENIOR USN
ADVISOR......I HAVEN'T BEEN IN TOUCH WITH HIM SINCE NAM,
HOWEVER I KNOW HE GRADUATED FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY...DEGREE IN
PSYCOLOGY. IF YOU CONTACT DUKE UNIVERSITY, CHANCES ARE HE
CAN BE FOUND...AS AN ALUMNI, HE MORE THAN LIKELY HAS SOME
AFFILIATION. PLEASE RESPOND...H.BRUCE"MAC" McIVER-B33 03 62
NAME = H. BRUCE "MAC" McIVER <EMAIL = NAGRAID72[ at ]CS.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-131-7, MACVSOG, RAID72-TF211 Naval Advisory Group-MACV BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam,Go Da Hau, Base Camp B-41 Detachment 5th SF,Rach Gia,Vi Thanh,MORE... YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70 FROM WHERE = CHARLESTON,CHERAW,SOCIETY HILL, South Carolina REFFERED By = BLACK OPS-Brownwater Navy,MACV
- Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 23:28:50 (PDT)
Guest Record 694 great website. would like to hear from anyone that i served with.
NAME = gene strickland <EMAIL = geneos[ at ]mediaone.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm17 BASEs or LOCATIONS= nas dong tam -- nag my trho YEARs in VIETNAM = sep69/aug70 FROM WHERE = jacksonville, fl
- Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 12:37:28 (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)
Record 742 I'm totally new at this computer thing. I had 305 combat patrols, and recieved two brown stars with combat V's. I would rather have a cup of hot chocolate. The applesause and peaches were good too. As an advisor we saw more of the country than most,like fishing with grenades! I have been in the VA systym for awhile and they take real good care of me. Vietnam is like yesterday in my mind,but,I rember the good times. I would like to talk with all members of BROWN WATER NAVY, we saw more combat than most marines. My call sighn was SMOKE EATER 26. I would like to talk with Tom O'Malley,Boston Mass.,just for the hell of it. Your web site is great!!! Thanks again,Larry.
NAME = Larry Crozier <EMAIL = Lecro9515[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPD 52 PBR'S MACV ADVISORS BASEs or LOCATIONS= PHU COUNG UPPER SAIGON RIVER YEARs in VIETNAM = 70&71 FROM WHERE = Easton, PA. REFFERED By = Searching Net
- Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 17:25:34 (PDT)
Record 771 Just looking for any guys that served with me on the SCRF Diving Barge in Danang around Feb & Mar of 71. Also guys that may have served in Cat Lai as Advisors to the LDNN Vietnamese Diving Salvage Crews and Mobile Combat Dive Teams in 1971. I also knew afew good guys that stayed in our hooch in Cat Lai that were attached to HCU-1. You guys did a GREAT JOB.
NAME = Eldridge Fowler <EMAIL = eldridgefowler[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group BASEs or LOCATIONS= SCRF Diving Barge, Danang, Also LDNN Advisor in Cat Lai, RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
- Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 10:11:21 (PDT)
Record 794 I enjoyed reading your WEB page, and especially enjoyed the pictures of Plantation Road. I recognized many of the sites in the pictures. Although as a medical advisor to the VN Air Force Surgeon I traveled all over the country, when at my home base at VN Air Force Headquarters my sleeping quarters were the "Florida Bar"--a building on Plantation Road that had been leased by our government that housed 36 of us advisors. Maybe some of you remember passing the Florida Bar--the sign remained even while we lived there.
My two experiences with the Navy were during my enlised days before I received a direct commission as a Medical Service Corps officer: 1951-Corpsman school at Great Lakes[The Air Force didn't have a school and so we trained at Great lakes]. AND 1952-my trip to Japan as a passenger about the USS Haase. When I enlisted in 1951, the Navy was my first choice but the recruiter had a waiting list and I did't want to wait--so the Air Force.
Keep up the good work and know that all of us who served really appreciate what you are doing to preserve an important part of our history.
NAME = Jerry Norville <EMAIL = norville[ at ]bealenet.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Air Force Advisory Group, VNAF Advisor BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Son Nhut YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-68 FROM WHERE = Ruther Glen, VA
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 16:11:30 (PDT)
Record 808 I WAS AN ADVISOR, NAVY ON THE LOWER BASIC
WOULD LOVE TO FIND PHOTOTS OF JUNKS OR MODELS
I INTEND TO DO A HISTORY OF THE ADVIORS
WHEN I GET TIME
IS THERE AN ADVISORS GROUP
NAME = PHIL HERR <EMAIL = phil[ at ]incnevada.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= JUNK BASE 36 YEARs in VIETNAM = 3/66-6/67 FROM WHERE = CHICAGO/SAN DIEGO, CA
- Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 16:34:28 (PDT)
Record 850 looking for woolsey adviory group late 69 early 70
NAME = frank re <EMAIL = frankreiii[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river divison 593/ advisory group YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = white plains , ny
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 20:44:48 (PDT)
Record 859 Nice site! Just feelin' nostalgic, Thought I'd say Hi to LTJG John (CRAZY JOHN) Kelkerer and Ed Fortier. Yeah, I know they'll never see this. But what the heck.Ya'll take care now, hear? dale
NAME = Dale(Big AL) Kumher RM1 <EMAIL = msgraph[ at ]bellsouth.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG ComCosFlot3, LSB CAT LAI BASEs or LOCATIONS= CAT LOYEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
OH REFFERED By = Just surfed in
- Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 12:08:23 (PDT)
Record 864 Interested in hearing from people I served with at ISB Rach Soi.
NAME = Kenneth Swanson <EMAIL = kswanson[ at ]ishs.state.id.us> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rach Soi YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/71-12/71 FROM WHERE = Batavia, NY
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 15:23:20 (PST)
Record 879 Great site!
Boy I sure would love to talk with some of my old ship mates. There were only 15 of us but we enjoyed the good with the bad. I'm sure that village is still talking about us. I still think about how close we were in that part of the world and how I have never since then been that close to anyone since. can anyone explain this?
NAME = Randy Hingson (The Cook) <EMAIL = rghingson[ at ]aol> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group BASEs or LOCATIONS= ISB Long Phu YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-1971 FROM WHERE = Clayton, NC REFFERED By = Surfing
- Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 19:08:56 (PST)
Record 887 Another army advisor and I found a French naval chart in "new" Song Ong Doc in mid- 1968. Is it possible that this chart was the catalyst that launched Sea Float/Solid Anchor and Breezy Cove?
NAME = Steve Hopkins <EMAIL = schopkins[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Advisory Team 59 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camau, An Xuyen Province, RVN YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1969 FROM WHERE = Cheyenne, WY
- Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 23:43:18 (PST)
Record 888 Did my incountry time working the boats out of Dong Tam. The unit was RID 42,composed of Vietnamese and approx 15 Advisors. All of my patrols were on the local canals with an occasional trip out on the Mekong. As a 30 year old,I covered my ass well. As I didnt want to leave anything there but footprints.We spent a short period of time on the APL,but eventually got one of the off base barracks that the Army had abandoned. This was our home,when we were not on patrol. Good memories and bad. Have neither seen nor heard from any of the guys I served with. Retired in 1983.
NAME = ENC Curtis Plyler USN RET <EMAIL = Navyguytoo[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group RID 42 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971/1972 FROM WHERE = Taunton, Ma REFFERED By = Gary Wentworth
- Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 04:44:23 (PST)
Record 971 Great photos of the Navy Support Team - Spent many an evening watching movies there - I was the one who enforced the security zone around you for several months in the last part of '69 - Arrested several youngsters on the dock there - Was the Phoenix Advisor from about August 1969 - January 1970. If any of the navy helo pilots who remember taking me on armed aerial recon see this get hold of me. I also spent time with the sensor team many evenings - and with the SEAL Team going over intel. Any of you guys get hold of me. After here - I went to US ARMY Electronic Warfare School (later combined with Combat Surveillance School) and left service. Thanks for the memories of the photos - Best to you all.
NAME = Larry J. O'Daniel WEB SITE = www.goldencoastpublishing.com
<EMAIL = larryjodaniel[ at ]yahoo.com> BASEs or LOCATIONS= USA Phoenix Advisor Song Ong Doc late 1969 - Jan 1970 YEARs in VIETNAM = Jan 69- Jan 70 REFFERED By = Surfed In looking for Team 80
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 21:27:40 (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)