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Record 124 EMAIL =: jag 7560 [ at ]ccp,com NAME = DELBERT GOBEN Website: Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button From: ST. JOSEPH,MO Time: 1998-11-26 01:20:26 Comments:
HIGUYS, FIRST OFF "WELCOME HOME", I SERVED ABOARD THE USS CHARA E-31,FROM MAR.66 TO JUN.68 WHEN I APPLIED FOR IN COUNTRY. AFTER TRAING AT PENDLETON AND 2WKS LEAVE I WAS SENT TO THE LAN OF THE SANDPANS. WAS IN DANANG AT CAMP TENSHAW FOR ABOUT A WEEK THEN SENT TO CAU-VIET ON THE DONG HA OR CAU-VIET RIVER, WHICH EVER YOU PREFER TO CALL IT. I WAS THE COXSIN ON LCM-38,"STING RAY 2" WAS MY CALL SIGN. I'M GLAD I WENT, BUT WISH I HADN'T OF, YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW WHERE CAU-VIET IS, IT IS OR USED TO BE, ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE DMZ. I SURF THE NET QUITE A BIT ABOUT NAM,AND FIND A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE MARINES OR ARMY IN THE HILLS, A LOT ON THE DELTA, BUT NONE ON THE DMZ,WHY IS THIS? THE LCM I WAS ON WAS ALSO USED FOR MINE SWEEPS, BUT WE NEVER HAD THE SHELDING THAT YOU SEE THAT WAS USED IN THE DELTA, JUST THE BOAT AND ONE 50CAL. PLUS OUR REGULAR SIDE ARMS. THER WERE 2 OTHER MEN BESIDES MYSELF, A GUNNER WE CALLED RED AND AN ENGINEMAN WE CALLED SLIM. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF THEM I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM OR ANY OF YOU " RIVER RATS". got to go for now hope to here from you all "THANKS"
Record 153 EMAIL =: ELN/usnrmret[ at ]earthlink.net NAME = Don Cole RMC (Ret) Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: San Jose, Ca. Time: 1999-01-31 01:13:46 Comments:
Great Page...Served 1964-1967 On the Minesweeper USS Woodpecker (MSC-209). Was headed to Subic from Thailand When Tunner Joy was hit. Sent us to Vietnam for Patrol. Then over next 3 Years did it over and over again. Left and went to B School and came back to Vietnam on the USS Annapolis (AGMR-1) Served One more year then finally got out of there alive.....
Record 203 EMAIL =: MV1949[ at ]AOL.COM NAME = MATTY VENEZIANO Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: BELLINGHAM , MA. Time: 1999-05-07 04:25:31 Comments:
GREAT SITE KENT YOU MUST HAVE AS MANY HOURS SETTING THIS UP
AS YOU DID IN COUNTRY.IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR SOME OF THE OLD NAMES AGAIN, THE 16- 20- 21 WE MOOCHED MORE THAN ONE GOOD MEAL OFF YOU GUYS,GREAT LOBSTER TAILS. I THINK THE 16 IS STILL IN THE NAM, THE ASKARI ARL 30 IS GONE TO INDONESIA, THE TUTULIA ARG 4 WENT TO CHINA, WASHOE CTY 1165 IS IN PERU, AKL MARK IN CHINA, HUNTERDON CTY 838 IN MALAYSIA AND THE HARNETT CTY IS IN SUBIC BAY. I WAS ON THE YTB 785 NAS NHA BE 70-71 I THINK WE TOWED YOU GUYS TO VUNG TAU END OF 70 HAVE PICS SETTING UP THE TOW LINES AND 50 GUYS HANGING OFF THE RAILINGS GOOD MEMORIES.
I TRIED TO GET THE PICS OUT OF THE ALBUM BUT THERE STUCK PRETTY GOOD I GUESS 30 YEARS HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON MORE THAN A FEW MINDS. I'LL WORK ON THEM, ALSO ANY INFO ON OTHER SITES TO FIND LOST SHIPMATES.
ANYBODY STILL KICKING OUT THERE BMC FALARDEAU R.L., SNIPE,
BM1 CALLAHAN, BM2 SANDERS, EM2 BROWN, WADSWORTH, MAUTINO, WEBBER, BAKER, SMITTY, SWARTZ. THANKS AGAIN YOU DID A GREAT JOB WILL CHECK BACK AGAIN.
Record 307 EMAIL =: ww9078[ at ]dragonbbs.com">Martin L. Grooms Website: Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: West Union, Ohio Time: 1999-12-21 01:18:27 Comments:
I served on ytb-785 with Matty Veneziano in 1970.
Record 382 Spent short time on YFR 890, from October, 67 hauling supplies and ammunition up and down from Saigon to Dong Tam, Sadec, all the way down to Binh Thuy and back. Left the boat in late January to go to NSA, Cholon Compound, just in time for Tet offensive of 68. Did two tours and returned unscathed in May of 69. Thanks to all who served honorably, thanks to the PBR guys for pulling our butts out of trouble more than once. Will never forget sitting in the Mekong river for 12 hours, having run aground, for the tide to come in, so we could continue. Like sitting on a lit powder keg.
Great website. Keep up the good work. God Bless all.
Don West <doniwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFR-890, - YRS= 67-69 - BASE/location= up & down Delta La REFFERED By= just browsing - Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 10:47:11 (PDT)
Record 386 Great pics and website. Served from Oct.67 to Jan.68 aboard YFR 890. Up and down delta from Saigon to Vinh Long (Binh Thuy)delivering food and ammunition. Sa Dec, Dong Tam, Nha Be, My Tho, and all the beauty spots along the way. Fortunately, I transferred to NSA, Saigon just before the Tet Offensive in 68 and spent the remainder of two tours there. Thanks for bringing back lots of great memories, and some not so great. Keep up the good work. Wish I could make the reunion in Vegas, but am unable this year. Maybe I can make one in the future. If you hear from any guys who worked in the supply office at NSA Saigon during my tour, please forward to me. Would like to contact some of them. Have been in touch with Tom LeFavour, who has a link from your page.
Record 438 Great WEB page. Was boat captain on skimmers most of my time there.
Dennis Bieak <bieakdj[ at ]apci.com>
UNIT/SHIP= IUWG-1 UNIT2, - YRS= 10/67-6/69 - BASE/location= Cam Rahn Bay FROM= Catasauqua, PA REFFERED By= Surfing the Net - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 10:28:34 (PDT)
Record 501 I was on the YRBM 20 for about 3 months as an electrians mate.I road dowm the river with it when we took it to Nha Be.
After that i was transfered to the Mondero and spent the rest of my tour up and down the river.
Frank Koleszar <frank.koleszar[ at ]gd-es.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YRBM 20 / Mondero, - YRS= 1yr FROM= 1/7/71 to 10/27/72, Ca - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 08:09:55 (PST)
Record 543 Hey there! Did my Navy time in Okinawa '63-'67. Worked for AB&T on Tugs Michael and Cayuse in Danang and Vung Tau off/on 1968-1972. Had many USN buddies in both locations. Looing at the river maps is a trip back in time (although I think of that life quite often). I just wanted to say hello to all of you guys and just remember that you were a part of history and that those days are never to be repeated in your lifetime. For better or worse, one hell of a time! Good luck to all.
Roger Manley <bsmff[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Ab&T Tug Michael-Cayuse, - YRS= '68-'72 - BASE/location= Vung Tau-Danang FROM= Los Angeles, Ca REFFERED By= Surfed on while researching AB&T - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 19:05:05 (PST)
Record 572 Served on board LCU1499 ( I really did--I was the cook) from Aug 68 to 69. Now that I think back it was good duty in comparison to the guys in the bush. We would pick up supplies in Danang and bring them up or down the coast, then up river to deliver our load and back again. We had fresh food, a place to sleep and a shower and head. What more could a person ask for. While I was there I took many photos and movies too. Many thanks to Kent for a great site. If any one wants some photos of the boats and rivers, I'll be glad to scan some to you
Joe Criscione <jconfuse[ at ]warwick.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1499, - YRS= Aug68-69 - BASE/location= NSA Danang FROM= Port Jervis, N.Y. - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 19:58:01 (PST)
UNIT/SHIP= YFR888, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Da Nang - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:28:10 (PST)
Record 582 STILL LOOKING FOR OLD ''BOAT MATES'' I WAS ON BOARD LCU1494 FOR 3 MONTHS UP IN 1 CORPS BEFORE GETTING TRANSFERRED DOWN TO NHA BE ON BOARD YFU4 THEN ONTO LCM814. LOOKING FOR PONCHO SATCH OR DAVE LCM814 [ OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT ]OPERATING INTO TRA CU, BEN LUC, OR MIKE CHRONOVIAT YFU 4[ THINK HE WAS CALIFORNIA ] OPERATING INTO SONG UN DOC, HA TIEN AN THOI. THANKS ...WELCOME HOME BROTHERS...BILL
BILL HERMANN <BCVNRR6970[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1494-YFU4-LCM814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= NSA DANANG , NHA BE FROM= PORT ORANGE , FL REFFERED By= JUST SURFED IN - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:58:31 (PST)
Record 588 Hello , Boats(Minor), Hopkins, thompson,loraro,Souza, Frank Trahan and the rest of the LCU- YFU gang in around An-Thoi Island .Like to hear from you guys. My wife and I located Will ( Jay ) Souza when we were in Hawaii Last year . He no longer rides a long surfboard, now it's just a buggie board ha ha !!he looks and is doing well!
with the most respect and knd reguards__ Vic Miesner _
Victor L Miesner jr. <vic-n-grace[ at ]webtv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU-1498, - YRS= 1970 - BASE/location= NSA Det. An-Thoi FROM= Melbourne,, Ar. - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 10:46:05 (PST)
Guest Record 630 Was in Vietnam from 1966-1967...Served on the LCU 1559. I have pictures and alot of good and bad memories of 1 year in hell.....
NAME = Dennis Mazza <EMAIL = wvmountaineer46[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1559 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn, PhanThiet, Da Nang, etc YEARs in VIETNAM = 66'-67' FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, wv
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 08:10:05 (PDT)
Guest Record 632 I STARTED OUT ON YFU-62 TILL SHE WAS MINED A WHILE AFTER TET-68. I THEN MOVED OVER TO THE 6-BOATS AT CAU-VIET. WHEN I GOT SHORT I WENT TO DANANG WAS THERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THEN I MADE ONE LAST TRIP UP TO TAM-MI, ON THE PURFUME RIVER BELOW HUE. I TOOK THEM A REPACEMENT BOAT. THAT I LOST STARBOARD ENGINE SURFING INTO THE RIVER MOUTH.THE NEXT DAY I BROUGHT OUT THE JUNKER. I CAUGHT A TOW BACK TO DANANG. WHERE I WAS ON THE LIST TO ROTATE BACK TO THE WORLD
NAME = WRIGHT, JOHN C. <EMAIL = jayc[ at ]socket.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = spec. unit II,3rd marines BASEs or LOCATIONS= cau-viet, danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = MACON , MO.
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 20:51:42 (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 641 Thanks, Bubba. I can finally look at where all the stuff happened without going blitzo, if you know what I mean. I visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC last Summer for the first time. It helped to get rid of some hostilities I have carried for many years. I am currently involved in a web-page site for POWs/MIAs and it is very time consuming gathering information but well worth the effort. We cannot allow ourselves to forget those who have not yet come home. Thanks again for the refresher course.
Guest Record 681 Assigned to USS Tutuila ARG 4 nicknamed pier 4 upon completion of FT school, Bainbridge MD. Spent from 5/58 to 4/59 on board
Transfered to USS Terrebonne Parish LST 1156 from the Tutuila and spent the remainder of my service obligation
there. Discharged in 4/61.
Would be great hearing from anyone who served with me during those times. Especially looking for a Louis
Stallings from Mass. I think I located a Lt. from the Terrebonne Parish, a Lindsay Shuford now living in Oregon.
NAME = George Fox <EMAIL = g.gfox[ at ]verizon.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Terrebone Parish LST 1156 & USS Tutuila ARG4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Norfolk Naval Base and Amphib base Little Creek
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 21:37:40 (PDT)
Guest Record 685 looking for old friends that returned back from nam in 1972....started up the brown water crew at little creek va. which was named later as special boat unit 24, which know does not exsices any more.....get in touch with me so that we can get back together......thanks BM1 captain....
NAME = Bruce Menzel <EMAIL = escort59[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = special boat unit 24/ 20/26/22/ BASEs or LOCATIONS= littlecreek va. YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971-72 FROM WHERE = niwot, colo.
- Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 13:32:19 (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
- Friday, June 22, 2001 at 19:42:53 (PDT)
Guest Record 711 Looking for Richard Thomas with whom I served on LCU 1617 out of DaNang in 67. He returned to Vietnam in 68 with a UDT team and I with the PBRs.
NAME = David Sheets <EMAIL = Davidmsw[ at ]chartermi.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1967 - LCU 1617, 68 - 69 PBR 66 YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 09:25:20 (PDT)
Guest Record 713 HI LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME OR OUR MIKE 8.MY DOCTORS SAY I HAVE PTS BUT I HAVE NO RECORDS THAT SAY I WAS IN DONG HA .I WAS THERE WHEN THE AMMO DUMP IN DONG HA WAS HIT 66-67
MABE SOMEBUDDY MIGHT REMEBER OUR BOAT WE ALWAYS HAD BEER AND ICE .WE HAD THE ONLY DOG,WE WATER SKIED BEHIND OUR BOAT. AND WE ARE THE ONLY CREW THAT WENT INTO DONG HA .I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR A COUPLE MARINES THAT PAINED MY BOAT. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER CREW MEMBERS FROM THIS ERA
NAME = HAROLD ROBERTS <EMAIL = HAROLD ROBERTS2001[ at ]YAHOO.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA MIKE 8'S BASEs or LOCATIONS= DONG HA & CAU VIET YEARs in VIETNAM = 65- 66-67-72 FROM WHERE = CHARLEMONT, MA
- Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 18:15:36 (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 721 Assigned to Literage boat Division to YFU 64. Made Many trips to different rivers. Would really like to hear from guys on the YFU 64 plus Frank Tomas on the LCU 1614? Spent my last 4 months on YRBM 20 on the Ben Luc River driving boats around the 20 to shoot at debris in the water. Couple of shots that Hawley has of me waterskiing behind a boston wailer down from the 20..I've tried many times to locate guys like Nick Toto that was on my boat but have not seen anything on any sight for the YFU 64. Thanks Ken for the Opportunity to try to find them. Thirty one years is a long time to remember. Also I was on watch on the 20 when the cobra when in and also I was on the boat that picked up the helio the next day.
NAME = Donald L. Clark <EMAIL = donclark1948[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 64 Literage, Second YRBM 20 Ben Luc BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, Hey, Chu Lai YEARs in VIETNAM = May/69 May/ 70 FROM WHERE = San Diego, , Ca REFFERED By = Friend Paul Wood
- Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 13:00:31 (PDT)
Record 736 This is a good site. I have seen writings and pictures of boats in the Mekong Delta, and even the Coastal Patrol type of craft, but never anything on River Operations in I Corps, particularly covering the Cua Viet River.
I guess us Army "boatie" (Aussie friends term) took over after most of the US Navy and Marine Corps returned home. You Navy guys should take your place of "Honor" for your duty in I Corps during the more dangerous and critical phases of that War. "Brown Water" was not exclusively the Mekong Delta.
NAME = Beau WEB SITE = http://www.geocities.com/beaugestes2001/Beau.html
<EMAIL = Beau[ at ]2Die4.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army YFU in I Corps BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang was our home base YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 FROM WHERE = "P-Town", CA REFFERED By = just curiosity
- Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 07:25:16 (PDT)
Record 737 Would like to hear from anyone that was at Tan My from
NAME = Terry Blanco <EMAIL = Go4it55100[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lighterage Dept (LCM-8) BASEs or LOCATIONS= NAVSUPPACT DaNang (Tan My) YEARs in VIETNAM = 67 - 68 FROM WHERE = Germantown , TN REFFERED By = Just surf on in
- Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 04:46:01 (PDT)
Record 738 I was stationed on the LCU 1475 from August 1968 until August 1969. I'd love to hear from other "brownwater sailors".
NAME = Robert A. Cross <EMAIL = riverrat1475[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1475 BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-1969 FROM WHERE = Livingston, NJ
- Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 05:49:49 (PDT)
Record 743 stationed at Cam Rahn 3-67 3-68 Bm3 skimmer boat capt
worked on the PBR done most of the fiberglass work and some boat motor work Whitehead BM1 and BM2 depends what he did that day was squad leader for awhile help make the naval knot board for NCO club in spare time when not repairing holes in the squad boats
NAME = Delmar Metcalf <EMAIL = enginemd51[ at ]hoymail,com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG UNIT ONE GROUP TWO BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68 FROM WHERE = Ft Scott , Ks REFFERED By = Surfed on
- Friday, August 03, 2001 at 09:32:21 (PDT)
Record 752 Patrol Boat Captain with Dong Ha River Security Group LCPLs. My call sign was Stingray 12. My boat was the only new MK-12 LCPL on the Cua Viet river. Also Patrol Boat Captain of PB-44 Da Nang Harbor Patrol. Was in Nam 68/69. Looking for those who served with me. I am also writing a book about Cua Viet, Dong Ha River Security Group, RivDiv 543, and etc. Need all info, memoirs, stories, rosters, pictures or anything else anyone can provide. I guarantee that whatever you can provide will be copied or photographed and returned to you in the exact condition in which it was sent and you will get full credit in the book. Am also building a website for Cua Viet and everyone who servced there in any capacity. Will post when it is up and running. email me... Thanks... William Cooper
NAME = William Cooper (QM2) (Stingray 12) <EMAIL = hott[ at ]cybertrails.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Dong Ha River Security Group & Da Nang Harbor Patrol BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet & Da Nang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 FROM WHERE = Eagar, AZ
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 08:58:07 (PDT)
Record 756 started out at danang on larc's from there to tam my, mine sweeping the river, i also had a dog named ensign, after reading some of the story's on this web it has brought back some good and some bad stuff to remember any help in trying to remember would be a lot of help hope to hear from someone that might know me. and welcome back home to all
NAME = Roger Osborne <EMAIL = karisdad2001[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 6 #14 and #37 BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAM MY to HUE Perfume River YEARs in VIETNAM = 68/69/70 early7 FROM WHERE = FT. LAUDERDALE, FLFLe REFFERED By = this site
- Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 13:25:22 (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 777 I was on yr71 1970-71 at tan chau cambodia border i was a en repairing 12v71 detroits for swift boats was there on 5-28-71 atack on yrbm21 would like to contact any one around at the time. would like info on small craft painted like US flag that came down river out of cambodia at high rate of speed we all called him captain america.
NAME = JOE BEST <EMAIL = jjssbest[ at ]msn.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yr71 navel ordance vung tau harold e. holt de 1074 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70 71 72 FROM WHERE = rhome , tex
- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 10:55:07 (PDT)
Record 780 I am the widow of Ronnie D.Keith, who served on the USS Tutuila ARG4 from 1970-1972.I am looking for any service men who served with him during this time.I am having a difficult time locating any one through the Veterans Administration.If anyone can help me, please E-Mail me with information.I would appreciate it.
Regards Vicki Keith
NAME = Vicki Keith <EMAIL = bnrmcpl[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila ARG4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Saigon YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1972 FROM WHERE = San Diego, Ca REFFERED By = Madison County Library
- Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 08:28:59 (PDT)
Record 790 TOLD A SMALL PART OF IT ALL, AFTER READINDING OTHERS ACCOUNTS I THOUGHT WHAT THE HELL.DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER
WHEN IN 1971 I CAN'T REMEMBER COXINS NAME WE WERE SENT UP RIVER TO PICK UP 200 MATERESS FOR COUNTER PARTS.ON THE WAY BACK WE WERE BITCHING ABOUT THE FACT SOME OF US SPENT THE NIGHTS IN HAMKS. SO WE THROUGH OVER BOARD 17 OF THESES WITH CONCOSION GERNADES ON TOP FOR EFFECT. GOT BACK WAS IN TROUBLE. BACK END OT 06 BOAT WAS BLOWN OFF.
NAME = joe best EN 4 <EMAIL = jjss[ at ]msn.com > UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR71,VUNG TAU NAVEL ORDANICE, HAROLD.E.HOLT DE 1074 YEARs in VIETNAM = 70,711.72 FROM WHERE = RHOME TX. SAN JOSE CALIF., REFFERED By = SURFED IN
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 15:54:38 (PDT)
Record 815 Worked out of the Armory and Ammo Mag hauling ammo on Mike boats and riding shotgun on ARVN driven trucks to Ca Mau, Chau Doc etc.
NAME = Keith Anklam <EMAIL = kanklam[ at ]yahoo.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG, NAD, LSB BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971 FROM WHERE = Bothell, WA
- Monday, September 17, 2001 at 09:40:51 (PDT)
Record 832 Great site been looking for this site for a very long time Brings back a lot of old times .Thanks for your web site.
NAME = Jerry W Gurka <EMAIL = Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1484, LCM8 967 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang Sandramp YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/68 FROM WHERE = Jaccsonville , Fl
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 10:07:52 (PDT)
Record 833 Looking for team-mates from Det. Echo, Ltjg Randall Scott, USNR; GMG3 Steve Adams; ETR3
Kurt Oakley; GMGSN Jeff "Zephyr Eagle" Hall; EN2 Mike Matthews; ENFN Jessie D. Crabtree;
BM1 J.E. Jackson. Last time I saw the gang was 1971.
NAME = Charles H. "Chuck" Karayan <EMAIL = wd6aml[ at ]sasquatchnet.org> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Boat Support Unit One/Coastal River Squardron One BASEs or LOCATIONS= Boat Support Unit 1 Detatchment " Echo" , Rach Soi with Teams Romeo Platoon YEARs in VIETNAM = early-mid 1971 FROM WHERE = Burbank, Ca REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 20:38:52 (PDT)
Record 837 I WAS STATIONED ON SEAFLOAT IN THE CAU LON RIVER.I WAS A BM3 OPERATING LCM'S 6'S AND 8'S AND SMALL CRAFT.I THINK I WAS THERE BETWEEN MAY OF 69 TO AUG OF 69.WHILE STATIONED THERE FOR MY 3 MONTHS TWO MEN WERE KIA,ONE A NAVY SEAL WITH A RECON TEAM THE OTHER A SAILOR,KIA AT A LATER DATE..BOTH WERE KIA AT NIGHT.I REMEMBER THEM BOTH BEING PUT INTO BODY BAGS.THE IMAGE OF THAT HAS NEVER LEFT ME.IM NOW FIGHTING THE VA FOR BENAFITS CONSERNING MY PTSD CLAIM.WITHOUT THE NAMES AND DATES THESE MEN DIED THE VA CANT HELP ME.I HAVE TO PROVE IT TO THEM ,BEFORE SEAFLOAT AND WHITIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS AT NHA BE I WAS INVOLVED IN A FIREFIGHT TAKING SUPPLIES TO EITHER MOC HOA OR GO DAU HA.WE WERE GOING AROUND A PLACE IN THE RIVER CALL HORSESHOE,WE ALSO HAD A PBR ESCORT.ONE PBR WAS HIT.WE WERE UNDER A ROCKET ATTACK.WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WOULD BE PUT IN FOR THE COMBAT RIBBON,BUT NEVER RECEIVED IT.OTHER BASES I WAS AT WERE TUYEN,BEN KEO,TRACU,BEN LUC AND GO DAU HA.WE FRENQENTLY CAME UNDER RIFLE FIRE ON MOST OF THESE SUPPLY RUNS.AND ROCKET ATTACK AT SOME OF THE BASES.OUR LCM 8 WAS FITTED WITH 2-50 CAL,A 60 CAL,AND GERNADE LAUNCHERS,AND A 30 CAL.THE VA WILL NOT HELP MY CLAIM,UNLESS I CAN COME UP WITH THE NAMES AND DATES THESE MEN WERE KILLED AND PROOF I WAS IN A FIRE FIGHT.I WROTE FOR MY RECORDS AND THAY ONLY SHOW ME COMMING AND LEAVING NAM,WITH NO OTHER INFORMATION.AND I MUST PROVE TO THE VA ALL THIS HAPPENED TO ME.IM HOPING SOMEONE CAN REMEMBER ME OR THESE INCADENTS,IT WOULD REALLY HELP MY CLAM FOR PTSD.MY NAME IS RAY CITERONE..I DO REMEMBER A BOB NOLAN I WAS STATIONED WITH FROM NEW YORK.ALL THIS WAS UNDER OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT,IN TASK FORCE 214 I THINK,ITS HARD TO REMEMBER AFTER 30 YEARS.I HOPE ONE OF MY VET BROTHERS CAN HELP ME...WELCOME HOME MEN
NAME = RAYMOND CITERONE <EMAIL = SUNRAY010[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM8 AND LCM6 AND OTHER CRAFTS BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA BA AND SEAFLOAT YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/4/69TO4/6/70 FROM WHERE = SOUTHAMPTON, NJ
- Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 10:10:10 (PDT)
Record 838 Glad to see that some of you are keeping alive the Brownwater Navy. Keep it up. I was coxswain on the armoured LCM-6 "Mike Boat"call sign Kanute One One, that supported SEAL Teams One and Two. I also was coxswain on the 14 foot Boston Whaler, when I wasen't busy sitting up river in the IBS,that inserted and extracted the teams, call sign Sierra One. I did however prefer the Mike with its 1" plating, 7-50 cal, 2-7.62 cal, 81mm mortar, 106mm recoiless and 4 honeywell 40mm grenade launchers, not to forget the toys that we normally carried. I'm in the process of writing a book and would appreciate having copies of any photos that some of you may have of the Mike. Also looking for any photo's of checkpoint charlie "Fort".
NAME = BM3 James Born WEB SITE = http://www.JIMBORNPI.com
<EMAIL = JTBornPI[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mobile Support Team Two, Detachment Alpha/BSU-1 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho and My Tho YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967 FROM WHERE = Henderson, NV REFFERED By = Surfing
- Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 19:19:48 (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 851 Where are the guys that I served sith . The last thing that I heard they went to Sea Float and they were BLOPWN AWAY,. I saw the boat????????////////////
NAME = george orischak <EMAIL = Geowatachi[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU89 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Na Bay YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1973 FROM WHERE = reading, penna REFFERED By = N/A
- Friday, October 19, 2001 at 16:29:35 (PDT)
Record 870 Hi shipmates,its been along time,maybe you guys can e-mail me.I was a seamen in Danang,from1969-70.worked the pusher boats and had anphibious training in little creek va.By the way is chief Scott still around also joe flicko,remember are hong kong girl shirley pak?also Bob murphys brother,the pro golfers brother,D parker,Tom tucker.Steve riley.well glad we made it back in 1970,would be great to hear from anyone who was there when I was,best regards to all BOB MAC.
NAME = robert maccagnano <EMAIL = rmaccagnan[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = fireboat 4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70 FROM WHERE = BRONXS, N.Y.
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:04:04 (PST)
Record 872 SEAMAN,IN DA NANG,69-70.LOOKING FOR CHIEF SCOTT,T. TUCKER,D PARKER,STEVE RILEY.WORKED THE PUSHER BOATS AND WAS ON FIREBOAT 4,ON CHINA BEACH.WORKED WITH UDT TEAMS AND HAD MY AMPHIBIOUS TRAING IN LITTLE CREEK VA.GLAD WE MADE IT BACK HOME FROM MY GROUP THAT WAS AT VIETNAM IN 69-70.HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS,ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAVY DEPOT ROCKET ATTACK IN 70?WELL ALL STAY WELL,AND BEST REGARDS TO ALL WHO REPLY.BOB-MACCAGNANO.E-MAIL RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM.
NAME = ROBERT MACCAGNANO <EMAIL = RMACCAGNAN[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FIREBOAT 4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = BRONXS, NEW YORK
- Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:44:25 (PST)
Record 876 Visited from Phan Rang to Dong Ha, was in the Hue area cargoing to Hue or Dong Ha from December 1967 until rotation in April 1968. Caught a 130 from Da Nang to Cam Ranh to go home. I have some pictures, not many of the time from December '67 until leaving in April '68. I do have pictures of the '59 after the incident in Duc Pho in '67. I saw a sight from someone that was on the '59 after that period.I have pictures of the 97th Heavy Boat Company Beach at Cam Ranh and the '47 on dry dock at Cam Ranh in '67. I also have pictues of many of the boats of the 97th. I believe I have a slide of the '39 after the mine attack in '68 with her hull bent in the well deck about a foot. I haven't looked at the slides for a few years so I'm not sure what I have. I would like to hear from some of you, getting old now but still working and still making it happen.
NAME = Jim Pallas <EMAIL = ctn87816[ at ]centurytel.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Army LCU 1547 BASEs or LOCATIONS= 97th Heavy Boat Cam Ranh YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-1968 FROM WHERE = Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 19:22:39 (PST)
Record 881 I was a quartermaster on YFU-18, YFU-55, and LCU-1614. Made many trips to Hue, Dong Ha, Chu Lai, and a few to Sa Huynh. We also got involved in pulling the Third Marines out of Quang Tri back in November and December of 69. The last month of two of my tour was spent on LCU-1475, getting it fixed up to turn over to the RVN Navy. The RVN's needed a boat in much better condition than we Americans required. I have lots of photos, but have to dig them out.
NAME = Ron Mathis <EMAIL = rpmathis[ at ]email.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, YFU-18, YFU-55, LCU-1614, USS Pawcatuck, AO-108 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Yankee Station, NSA Danang, Mayport FL YEARs in VIETNAM = 4/69-4/70 FROM WHERE = Martinez, GA
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 00:43:50 (PST)
Record 886 Was on YFU-64 1967-1968. Very tough times on the Cua Viet & Perfume Rivers with heavy casualties during the first five months of 1968. Looking for crew members of my boat who survived Defries, Gonzalez. Scuzzari, Willie Speck, Torrance, Morales, Gregory.......or from others who spent that year on other "U" boats, and share many of the same memories. Bob "Mack" Mackoul
NAME = Bob "Mack" Mackoul <EMAIL = Mackyfu64[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-64 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, & DMZ YEARs in VIETNAM = June 67-June68 FROM WHERE = Brookyn (then) Long Island (now), NY REFFERED By = Just surfing
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 20:57:22 (PST)
Record 897 Never forget going south few days before Thanksgiving 1969 to unnamed beach to moved an Army Const Unit. After removeing a tank and an APC went back for third load. There were 5 to 15 foot waves that day from a typhoon moving in. As we went in a wave broached our Mike 8. A dozer operator with the Army Const Unit had been pushing us off the sand bar till we could back under up our own power. Needless to say this time another wave came in as he pushed us off. The blade of the dozer cut a hole below the water line unknown to us . As we backed off we lost power two one engine, side with the hole. The mike 8 set prowerless around 40 yards off the beach on the sand bar. Had to tie it off to a dozer wench line.
We set there on the beach till after Christmas waiting out the storm with the Cont Unit and an Army guard.A choppter flew in every day with mail for some, long rats and always a couple bottles of booze. Our secured beach (200x200 yds ? maybe) was next to some unknowen river.at the base of a mountian of DaNang at and old village site around 2-3 days by Mike 8
They finally got a Navy sea tug to pull our boat off and we headed back to DaNang. That first meal on the tug, steak and fries I can still taste. As we got Monkey Mountian in view, the tow line on the LCM broke. It ended up sinking in sight of the docks at Monkey Mountian. Anyone who remembers this Christmas of 1969 in Nam? Email me.
NAME = Paul Fitch <EMAIL = pjfitch3152[ at ]hotmail.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSuppAct , DaNang Lightage Div. Mike 8 boats (LCM8) BASEs or LOCATIONS= across the road from Camp Ten Shaw on the beach YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Pineville, WV REFFERED By = search
- Monday, November 19, 2001 at 08:04:29 (PST)
Record 918 I reported to NSA Danang June 66 and was assigned to literage. At first I worked at the ramp and in August we took the LCM8-860 up the Thu Bong river as part of a marinecorps search and destroy operation called "Swanee". We ended up leaving the Mike boat on the river and returned to Danang by truck via hill 55. When we got back I had orders to go to Japan and be part of a group to pick up three U-boats, I was assigned to YFU 62. I had heard that she had been mined shortly after I had left, but had no confirmation of it until tonight when I saw her picture on your web site. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows what happened to the crew, I sure would like to find out, if any of you guys are out there drop me an e-mail.
NAME = Bill Chilton <EMAIL = billmargc[ at ]shaw.ca> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM8 860 YFU62 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang YEARs in VIETNAM = 66-67 FROM WHERE = Canada, REFFERED By = Found your site by pure luck
- Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 17:49:04 (PST)
Record 920 I have really been enjoying these pages. They bring back memories like going back home almost. I recognize some of the pictures. Crewman Weiser was in the boat unit when I arrived in country. He was from Miami and he went by the name of Bud Weiser. He was the Snipe on IUWG1 35 as indicated in the picture, It was the fastest boat in the unit. Shortly after I arrived, a new LCPL (same as IUWG1 35) arrived at Cat Lo. I became the Snipe on IUWG1 52. Unfortunately for Bud Weiser, and IUWG1 35, new boats rule! I would very much like to hear from any of the gang from Cat Lo and The Hill from '69-'70 or before or after I was there.
NAME = Jim Nelson <EMAIL = SWABBYNELSON[ at ]worldnet.att.net> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG1 26, IUWG1 52, IUWG1 27 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau Harbor patrol out of Cat Lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 5/28/69-5/26/70 FROM WHERE = West Palm Beach, FL REFFERED By = surfed on in
- Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 18:50:44 (PST)
Record 923 Here's another good web page with into on Da Nang and a lot of good pictures. www.wardogs.com
NAME = Stan Houlberg <EMAIL = shoulberg[ at ]aol.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 74 YEARs in VIETNAM = One FROM WHERE = Van Nuys, Ca
- Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 17:27:45 (PST)
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 976 Guys ,What no pictures of 37 barbershop in Vung-tau.
NAME = Theodore J. Riggin,Sr. <EMAIL = THEOPACRAT[ at ]AOL.COM> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Tutuila ARG-4 BASEs or LOCATIONS= An-Thoi and Vung-Tau YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-70
PA REFFERED By = Just Browsing
- Friday, January 11, 2002 at 08:41:58 (PST)
Record 980 Outstanding Website.... This is my first visit. You can change the tag under the MSO from possibly to it is! That is the Firm. I would imagine that the Firm made more than one trip to Vung Tau but during her 1965 deployment she anchored off Vung Tau and sent the motor whale boat in. Unfortunately, as I remember it, the motor whale boat ran aground. The C.O. at the time, LCDR. C.W.Roth, was not a happy camper. Always looking to exchange sea stories with old shipmates........
NAME = Ed Livingston <EMAIL = baldy-san[ at ]juno.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Firm (MSO-444) BASEs or LOCATIONS= Also, MinePac (YFU-39) & USS Whippoorwill (MSC-207) YEARs in VIETNAM = 1965-1969
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 18:55:10 (PST)
Record 991 great site!! I've been looking for a number of the guys from the VN days EN3 Neef, Hebert(Bill) Williams, Ralph Wiengard,EN1 Anderson,John Smith(from LA)and the Morman EN3 at Cat Lo, among many others for 30 + years just to resolve questions of what happened to them. Especially Bill Williams. If anyone of you all can get me up to speed on this info I would be most greatful.
NAME = Neal H Clark (Tiny) <EMAIL = nealclarkn[ at ]cs.com> UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COSDIV 13, LCM 8-740/751 BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo, Nha Bae YEARs in VIETNAM = 1969-70 FROM WHERE = Virginia Beach, VA via Maine, REFFERED By = surfed in
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 08:31:33 (PST)
Record 998 I found this site and posted long ago. I have recently been "found" by old shipmates via this board..THANKS!
Cat Lo engine shop, pier crew, and Mike 8 from May '68 to Dec '70. Still in contact with a couple of Cat Lo'ers and would love to hear from more. I would not trade my 1.5 years in Cat Lo for anything. BTW, last name pronounced Neff and this has caused at least one old friend from finding me until recently. He'd been searching by wrong spelling for me whilst I spelled his name wrong also.
NAME = Mel Neef <EMAIL = melneef[ at ]intrepid.net> BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat lo YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70 FROM WHERE = Harpers Ferry, WV REFFERED By = 2nd posting, surfed on 1st visit
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 16:52:25 (PST)