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EMAIL =: s.t.morris[ at ]worldnet.att.net
NAME = Stan Morris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Scottsdale,AZ. (Billings,Montana)
Time: 1998-02-24 07:13:19
Comments: Former PBR Sailor with riv div 554 and 552 from Aug 69 to Aug 70. PBR Class 84 Mare Island. Spent my last 3 months in country with STABRON-20 on the Mekong River. I'am looking for anybody that was in these units in the same time frame.


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EMAIL =: ffree92225[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Frank Free
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Norwalk,Ca
Time: 1998-03-03 04:12:30
Comments: Great page Kent, I was aboard the YRBM 20 while with Riv Div 552 in Jan. of 69. Brings back a lot of memories, some good. This is a site I will be back to many times. Keep up the good work.


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EMAIL =: noelgmgc[ at ]netscorp.net
NAME = GMGC LAWRENCE NOEL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: LAREDO, TEXAS
Time: 1998-03-17 04:16:39
Comments: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. HOPE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS AND COMMENTS ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.RIVER DIVISION 531 NAHBE RVN.


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EMAIL =: t-ross[ at ]mindspring.com
NAME = Ronald Hines
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: TX
Time: 1998-04-10 06:46:30
Comments: I am looking for any information on Engineman 2nd Larry A. Thomas. He served with River section 535, in 1967-68. Was my rear gunner at Chau Doc (Chau Phu) during the '68 Tet Offensive. QM1 Ron Hines would like to contact him or receive any information concerning him.


Record 24
EMAIL =: yogiabear[ at ]cajunnet.com
NAME = Everette
Website: Patrol Boats of River Section 533
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houma,LA
Time: 1998-04-21 16:10:06
Comments: Hi Ken, just surfed in on the Vet ring, looks like you have a very nice site! I was "IN Country" 9/66 - 9/67 in TF 116 RivRon 5,Sec 533 (PBRs)in NahBe and lower CoChin south of VinLong. Best Wishes, Yogie~~~


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EMAIL =: Kb8tej1[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Rob
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-04-22 01:38:21
Comments: Nice to see a few of us remember! Was with RivDiv 594 70-71 then CoVahn for PRU Team in Ca Mau. Now working with emotionally disturbed kids, smoothing out my Karma.


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EMAIL =: RIVERMACKRAT[ at ]JUNO.COM
NAME = ROBERT (MACK ) MCDEVITT
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BOISE, IDAHO
Time: 1998-05-12 18:12:40
Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANY ONE FROM RIVER DIVISION 595, 153, AND NIOTC CLASS 3/69. DOSE ANYONE WHAT BOAT EN3 HARRINTON WAS ON WHEN HE WAS KIA? PLEASR RESPONED BY E-MAIL. MACK.


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EMAIL =: rick.findley[ at ]gsa.gov
NAME = Rick Findley
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Woodbridge. VA
Time: 1998-05-15 19:25:30
Comments: In country Dec 68 - Dec 69, Naval Support Activities Sa Dec. Rode with PBR's of RivDiv 532 & 563 any- time I could hitch a ride. Was an ET3 at the time so I'd take along a pocket full of radar crystals and a tuning meter to keep the radar up and going during patrols. Filled in anywhere the boat captain put me. Picture of Annapolis Hotel brought back some memories. Thanks


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EMAIL =: mbrit[ at ]prodigy.net
NAME = Mel Britain
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ewa Beach, Hi
Time: 1998-05-17 20:48:17
Comments: Served as PBR captain with RiverSection 531(My Tho) & Riv Div 594(All Over) 68 - 69


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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.


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EMAIL =: shtgun[ at ]snowcrest.net
NAME = John A. (Shotgun Jack) Carpenter
Website:
Shotgun Jack's Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: No. CA
Time: 1998-07-26 23:47:41
Comments: I came here from Linda's site "Mom's Vietnam Vet Message Board and Buddy Search", from her VN Vet's Links. I am really disappointed that you didn't include the Airboats of A-404 of the IV Corps Mike Force!!:>) On a more serious note, I have pictures of the Vinh Te Canal about the same time, it seems the water was alittle higher in my picture of the Minesweeper, and the mountain in the picture was, as I remember, on the left as you were going toward Tinh Bien; so the mountain I am sure was Nui Giai. I worked with the PBR's during the dry season; they would take us (IV Corps Mike Force) up the canal to set up ambushs. I normally had about 30 Chinese or Cambodian troops with me, with me as the only American. Also; I know, I know, picky, picky, picky:>), it was Chau Doc!!! You will find some pictures on my pages of the Airboats, but I have at least a hundred I need to get scanned. Highest Regards, John (aka Shotgun Jack), IV Corps Mike Force, 5th Special Forces Group, The Mekong Delta, RSVN, Sep.'69-Nov.70.


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EMAIL =: JOE_DARNELL[ at ]DELL.COM
NAME = JOE DARNELL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NYC NOW TEXAS
Time: 1998-07-31 22:25:06
Comments: I was in RivDiv s 535 and 553 form 1/69 to 1/70


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EMAIL =: timothyc[ at ]webtv.net
NAME = Tim Schindler
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: South Carolina
Time: 1998-08-05 14:40:42
Comments: Great website brought back alot of memoriesWas on PBR'S 1968 - 1969 stationed Sa Dec.Thanks for this wonderful web page and great pics.


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EMAIL =: Msharp1948[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Michael D. Sharp
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1998-08-18 01:20:25
Comments: I was with RivDiv 512 from Oct69 until Mar70, we worked off of YRBM 20 while operating on the Vinh Tey Canal. I ate and slept aboard when we went in for turn around and maint. held more than one party in the berthing compartment.


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


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EMAIL =: jrusso[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = John Russo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego, CA
Time: 1998-09-18 00:29:51
Comments: Member of PBR division 554 during the year of 1969. Thanks for your website!! Brings back those memories.


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EMAIL =: jbwest[ at ]ptialaska.net
NAME = JAMES L. WEST JR.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: KENAI, ALASKA
Time: 1998-10-01 05:56:33
Comments: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS FROM RIV DIV 515


Record 109
EMAIL =: rhfries[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = Ralph J. Fries
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Escondido, Ca.
Time: 1998-10-24 05:00:44
Comments: You have a very good web page. I served with River Section 543 & 535 from 6/67 to 6/68. Presently I am the Secretary/Treasurer/Maintenance/Supply Officer of the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, West Coast Chapter. If you would be interested in our organization, Please contact me at my E-mail address (rhfries[ at ]pacbell.net or our toll free telephone 888 610 6070. We do publish a quarterly newsletter.


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EMAIL =: jrusso[ at ]pacbell.net
NAME = John Russo
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Diego, CA \
Time: 1998-10-24 22:26:39
Comments: Thanks for the memories. I was a member or RivDiv 554 during 1969, finishing my tour at RivPatFLOT 5 headquarters.


Record 114
EMAIL =: PBR[ at ]writeme.com
NAME = Kerry N. Schaefer
Website: PBR Forces Veterans Association, Inc.
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: USA
Time: 1998-10-27 01:52:39
Comments: Great Page,,,only one problem, you can't really realize life aboard a YRBM it was a truely different world,,. life on a PBR was not as confinded, but the good part was the hot beer barge along side. Thanks Kent for the picture of life on this one. Kerry N. Schaefer Pres. PBR FVA


Record 127
EMAIL =:
NAME = Gene Roemhildt BM3
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-12-06 01:41:30
Comments: Was with Riv.Div.543 4-69 to 4-70 PBR#43&91 Anybody remenber river stew? Spent time at Cau Viet& Hoi An scivvy runs to Dong Ha?


Record 128
EMAIL =: dickgod[ at ]aloha.net
NAME = Dick Godbehere
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kapaa,Kauai, Hawaii
Time: 1998-12-07 03:37:34
Comments: Just stopped by to say hello. I served with River Section 511 at Binh Thuy on the Bassac from August 67 to March 68 when I was wounded for the last time and medivaced out of country. I did my twenty and am a general contractor and semi-retired in Hawaii.


Record 137
EMAIL =: robmor[ at ]alliancelink.com
NAME = Robert J. Morris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: North Benton,Oh
Time: 1998-12-27 03:23:45
Comments: RIVDIV 513 1969 Binh Thuy,Rach Gia


Record 142
EMAIL =: leroy.cobb[ at ]kvnet.org
NAME = Leroy Cobb
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Elizabethtown ,Ky
Time: 1999-01-03 20:45:16
Comments: Great page.I was with river division 515 as a patrol officer from oct68 until oct 69. I am new at computers but I have found a lot of old memories since I have found these sites. I am also a member of PBRFVA and plan on being at the MRF reunion in Ky july 99. Would really like to hear from any of the old river rats. If I remember right 515 w staged on both the YRBM 16 AND 20,also the GARRETT CO and the HUNTERTON CO. Also lifted four of our boats in to the Cai Cai canal at low water and staged at a Special Forces camp and worked with them and the Pf's. WELCOME HOME to all you brown water people and have a fruitful and happy new year


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EMAIL =: ivie[ at ]iviemedia.com
NAME = Steve Ivie
Website: PBR River Division 515
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-01-19 19:04:48
Comments: Great web site. I served with PBR RivDiv 515 April 69-April 70. Very enjoyable to read this guestbook. Brought back some good memories hearing from all the diverse jobs we did there together.


Record 157
EMAIL =: MSharp1948[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Mike Sharp
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1999-02-13 04:51:27
Comments: Served in Brown Water Navy 1969, 1970 & 1971. River Division 512 and 572. VINH TE canal and SONG ONG DOC. Also NSA Det NHA BE and ATSB MOC HOA.


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EMAIL =: rosez[ at ]foxinternet.net
NAME = Ronald P. Barnes
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Spokane, Wa. 99216
Time: 1999-03-11 23:32:54
Comments: GMG 2 when I left, in later part of 1968, Was in river section 511 the first river (PBR'S) in Nam, lived in the old french villa up the road a piece until Bien Thuy was built. Three purple hearts, good memories being there, built the boats in Siagon then dove out the esc. and up the the river to bien thuy, good shap shots , Thanks, Does Terrance Chilieus ever sign on, or snuffy, or Mike Minks, or Pepe Sharpienter etc


Record 175
EMAIL =: yogiabear[ at ]cajunnet.com
NAME = Everette 'Yogie'Hebert
Website: Patrol Boat River of Section 533
Referred by: Lycos
From: Houma,LA. 60 miles south New Orleans
Time: 1999-03-11 23:47:43
Comments: Kent , you have a very impressive web site. It's very professionally done and informative. I was "InCountry" 9/66-9/67. I started out in CatLo waiting for the our PBRs to arrive, patroled with the 542 sectiion there. We assembled 532 and they left for MyTho. I stayed behind and started 533. We got our boats and we moved to NahBe, which was being built at the time (we lived in tents like on M.A.S.H.). After a 7 month stay there we moved to an LST for the remainder of my tour. The section (533) Finally moved to MyTho, But was at Vin Long for TET 68.I never had the pleasure of a YRBM but it had to be as good as an LST without A/C. Again Good site, ~Yogie EN3, Membership Chairman of PBRFVA (pbr-fva.org)


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EMAIL =: jdanfoster[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Danny Foster
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Carolina
Time: 1999-05-08 02:35:29
Comments: GMG2 in RIVDIV 514 '68-69. Operated from Binh Thuy, Rach Gia ,Chau Duc(YRBM 16)...Boat Captain PBR #349..Great sight..would like to hear from anyone from my division..


Record 207
Name: John J. Fread
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: Bremerton, WA
Time: 1999-05-10 17:53:55
Comments: I was in River Section 512 from Feb'67 to Mar'68. Would like to hear from anyone from my unit. My address is 2800 N.E. John Carlson Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311


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EMAIL =: leroy.cobb[ at ]kvnet.org
NAME = Leroy B Cobb ABCM USN ret
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kentucky
Time: 1999-05-16 03:59:56
Comments: Was a patrol officer with RivDiv 515 from oct 68 to oct 69. Aboard the YRBM 20 in the Bassac.


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EMAIL =: groth[ at ]swnebr.net
NAME = Gary Roth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Nebraska
Time: 1999-05-22 20:38:33
Comments: Was first stationed at Tan An (Sept.'69). Remember the inspections and the strip shows, boys? River Division 573, worked it's way West. If I remember things right, we lived on the floating barracks/supply ship, at Tra Cu, on the Vam Co Tey river, it was called the "Apple". Smoked a lot of "Can Sa" on that barge. We then got orders to go to Rach Gia, the advanced base there was called Rach Soi. Those orders scared the crap out of us because there was a lot of NVA activity due to the fact that it was so close to the Cambodian border, we were used to dealing with VC. I spent a lot of time on the canals in night ambush, just 3 clicks from a NVA Prisoner of War camp. We had one incident of NVA troops trying to cross the border, they had been driven out of the nearby mountains by B-52's, I still remember the rumbling. When the fire-fight was over we went out into the field to get the body count. Any one out there remember any of this? Contact me? I am pictured on Kent's Web site sitting on the bow of my boat, relaxing, playing the guitar with a couple of friends during some down time.


Record 214
EMAIL =: normlguy[ at ]netscape.net
NAME = Glen Fry
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Helotes, Texas
Time: 1999-05-21 17:35:36
Comments: Trained with ACTOV-3 at NIOTC. Then went in country and served with RivDiv-514, dec.69'-turnover in 70' as a boat captain of an all VN crew. Then served with RPG-55 and 59 until oct. 70' as an advisor. Worked off of YRBM-20 when with RPG-55. We were doing the Vinh Te and up the Bassac into Cambodia under the VN flag while Nixon was denying US troops in Cambodia. I guess as advisors to VN's on VN PBR's didn't count.


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EMAIL =: pbr726[ at ]infinet.com
NAME = Marshall
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Lebanon, Ohio
Time: 1999-05-18 22:53:14
Comments: I was with PBR RIVDIV-535. From June 1969 to June 1970. I was an EN3. I was Boat Engineman on PBR 726, then boat captain of PBR 726, then boat captain of PBR 729.


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EMAIL =: krenolds[ at ]earthlink.net
NAME = KEN RENOLDS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Westlake Village, Calif
Time: 1999-06-04 23:19:52
Comments: served in the delta 1966-1969 USS MARK . PBRs, Combat Sniper


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EMAIL =: jfenlon[ at ]maisearch.com
NAME = John Fenlon
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Charlotte NC
Time: 1999-06-08 22:25:26
Comments: I served as patrol officer with riv div 573 from 10/69 to 10/70 we were stationed at Thuy Nhon then yrbm 20 off Chou Duc then Rach Soi I would love to hear from any 573 sailors


Record 232
EMAIL =: hockey_ref2[ at ]yahoo..com
NAME = Clifford
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Washington, DC
Time: 1999-07-16 00:29:57
Comments: I was on PBR's with RPG-55 and was in firefights on the Upper Bassac on the Cambodian border. I think of our friend William "Bill" Cariveau everyday (KIA 7/70). I then served in the CIC on the YRBM-20 and with TG-212.4 from May '70 to May '71 just north of Chau Doc, also in Tien Bien, and other places along the Vinh Te Canal. Anyone who was there, I'd love to hear from you.


Record 231
EMAIL =: scubi[ at ]cybrquest.com
NAME = RON CHASE GMG3
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: KAMIAH IDAHO
Time: 1999-07-14 18:08:06
Comments: SIGNED IN ALREADY BUT WANTED TO ADD SOMETHING IMPORTANT. I RECIVED MY FIRST SET OF ORDERS FOR VIET NAM ON PBRS, BUT BEFORE I GOT THE NERVE TO TELL MY PREGNANT YOUNG WIFE MY FRIEND LET IT SLIP OUT AND THIS UPSET HER SO MUCH THAT THIS DEAR FRIEND TOOK MY ORDERS FOR NAM. HE HAD ALREADY SERVED ONE TOUR. HIS NAME IS BARNHART [DON'T RECALL HIS FIRST NAME] WE WERE ABOARD THE USS MARSHALL AT THE TIME IN TOCAMA WASHINGTON. WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW IF HE MADE IT HOME AS I RAN INTO HIM ON THE MEKONG RIVER. HE WAS ABOARD A PBR AND HAD JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITLE FROM ROCKET SCRAPNEL WOUNDS. CAN EMAIL ME AT scubi[ at ]cybrquest.com or landline 208-935-1626. GREAT SITE


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EMAIL =: e.s.weinlein[ at ]mindspring.com
NAME = ed weinlein
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: atlanta
Time: 1999-09-11 05:50:12
Comments: i was ex officer for rpd 58 in rach soi under lt hugh highland from 11/70-11/71.... anybody who was there i would like to here from


EMAIL =: JOHN PBR[ at ]aol.com
NAME = john malovic
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: columbia, s.c.
Time: 1999-09-19 21:24:41
Comments: served with riv div 573, 1968-69, sadec and tan an. member of gamewardens and vfw. have pictures to upload. compliments to all that have contributed to this site - A GREAT JOB. thanks, JOHN PBR


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EMAIL =: dpajax[ at ]USWEST.net">David Ajax
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Washington State / Colorado
Time: 1999-10-07 20:11:46
Comments: Served with PBR River Divisions 531 & 533 in My Tho 67-68, came back in-country with Swift Boats Coastal Division 13 Cat Lo/Sa Dec 69-70. Viewing all of the web sites bring back many memories .


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EMAIL =: daveh[ at ]sdcc.state.sd.us">Dick Hermann
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ft. Pierre, South Dakota
Time: 1999-11-05 20:58:22
Comments: I was on a PBR 1967.8. River section 535,542. MEKONG Delta during TET offensive. Boat 721(totally destroyed)


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EMAIL =: aocanas[ at ]flash.net">AL O'CANAS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: DALLAS, TX
Time: 1999-11-06 18:02:17
Comments: I WAS IN RIV SEC 533 ON PBR'S. WE WERE OUT OF MY THO AND MY BOAT WAS 112 AND RAN WITH 153. LOVE YOUR SITE AND HAVE LINKED UP WITH JOHN HENDRICKSON WHO WAS ON THE YRBM16 WHEN THEY WERE HIT. PLAN ON HAVING LUNCH WITH HIM IN FOUR DAYS. AL "PANCHO" O'CANAS


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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.


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EMAIL =: tpbr98[ at ]aol.com">SALVATORE TALLARICO
Website:
Referred by: AOL
From: st.paul,mn 55101
Time: 1999-11-29 17:11:16
Comments: my name is salvatore tallarico i was with river patrol section 531 may 1966 i was on pbr 98 and pbr105 and we lost terry carter on january 15 1967 we had james elliot willams who won the medal of honor we patroled the my-tho river and we lived in the town of my-tho in a hotel the navy took over


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EMAIL =: dpajax[ at ]USWEST.net">David Ajax
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Westminster, Co. by way of Bremerton, Wa.
Time: 1999-12-22 01:18:31
Comments: Served with RivDiv 531 & RivDiv 533 in My Tho from July 67 until July 68, then came back for more with Coastal Division 13 69-70 in Cat Lo and Sa Dec. Looking for fellow Vets. Great Page, Kent.


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EMAIL =: ncdwti4[ at ]aol.com">Dempsey Bumpass
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Texas
Time: 1999-12-24 02:38:20
Comments: You have done a great job on your web page. I have really enjoyed it and it has brought back a lot of memories. I was a GMG3 on a Stab Boat call sign Racing Danger 001. I cross rated to steelworker in the Seabees after I left Nam. I retired as a Senior Chief Steelworker in 1988 but I will always be a river rat in my heart. Until our Stab boats arrived in country in early 70 I worked with the Duffle Bag unit out of Thuy Nhon and rode Tangos, Alphas, PBRs. and Army air boats up around FOB GettysBurg where the seals were making a man made canal joining the Vam Co Tay and the Van Co Dong using det cord. After Duffle Bag I went on 99 patrols with Riv Div 512 PBRs. When my boat arrived in country I was ready to operate thanks to the men I served with in the above mentioned units. I think that was a major factor in my coming back home in one piece physically. My heartfelt thanks to all the River Rats, Seawolfs, Seal teams, Army recon and Marine Recon I had the pleasure to operate with. You are all heroes in my books. Thanks again for a great web page.


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EMAIL =: wbh[ at ]cnw.com">Will Haney
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Washington
Time: 2000-01-29 05:44:50
Comments: GREAT SITE!!! I stumbled onto it just surfing around. Welcome home to all you guys. All of my time over there was on flat-tops. My hat is off to you guys running the rivers. I would like to locate a good friend that was in PBR's in the 60's. At that time I think he was a BM2 and got out, and when I knew him he was back in as a AMH2. His name is Guy Reed. If anyone knows of him or where he is please contact me. Again a Great Site....Keep up the good work. Will Haney USN RETIRED


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EMAIL =: ">Brian Mullen (Mule)
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Plainville, MA.
Time: 2000-02-21 21:30:27
Comments: Great site. was with 542 524 573 11/67 5/69 member of gamewardens and pbr-fva


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EMAIL =: terrymanton[ at ]worldnet.att.net">terry manton
Website: na
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: dover NJ
Time: 2000-02-17 00:06:46
Comments: I was in river section 522 from July 1966 > july 67. My boat was pbr 62 which I noticed was damaged the night pbr 64 was sunk. I can't tell you how much it means to me to see the photos of the chou doc -tan chou area since I spent a good part of the year there. I even recognized the the river bank where the A boat was sunk near the rvn outpost, we were the first boat up that canal in 1967 when that outpost was over run the night before. I even believe GMG2 Patrick Ford who was killed was the boat commander of pbr 61 in 522 when I was there... Terry Manton


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EMAIL =: lkwolff[ at ]kanokla.net">Lary Wolff
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Kansas
Time: 2000-03-02 03:25:42
Comments: Have been browsing your site. You've done a fine job. Enjoyed the pics as I was at some those same places. Started out with RD574 at Go Dau Ha on the Vam Co Dong and finished with 514 out of Chau Duc. Would like to hear from any others that were over there, especially ones from those Divisions. Keep up the good work and I'll check in again often. Best of luck, Lary Wolff 574-514


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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)


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

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


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Great site; lots of memories. Recently spoke with Eric Heinen, Boat Commander PBR #64. Also have contacted Dick Strandberg via www.pbr-fva.org. I was Boat Commander PBR #78. Hope to see someone from RivPatSec #522 in Las Vegas.

Ric Oeters <ric2000x[ at ]bellsouth.net>
Unit/Ship= RivPatSec 522, - YRS= 66-68 - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 04:53:39 (PDT)


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

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


Record 387
Many memories

Dan Parshall <parsh[ at ]localnet.com>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv 592, - BASE/location= Go Da Hau
FROM= 1969, - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 18:43:09 (PDT)


Record 388
Many memories in Go Da Hau,1969 w/RivDiv 592

Dan Parshall <parsh[ at ]localnet.com>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv 592, - BASE/location= Go Da Hau
FROM= 1969, - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 18:44:16 (PDT)


Record 405
LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACTS WITH AS MANY MEMBERS OF RIVER DIVISION 574 AS POSSIBLE. I WAS A GUNNERS MATE AND SERVED WITH 574 FROM AUGUST 68-AUGUST 69. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME WITH BASIC CONTACT INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF. I HAVE A SIZIBLE LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE 574 ALREADY. ONE SPECIAL CONTACT I'M LOOKING FOR IS A GUNNERS MATE J.B. WELLING OR WELLINGTON. NOT SURE OF THE LAST NAME. GREAT WEB SITE.

Paul Strong <pstrong[ at ]eastman.com>
UNIT/SHIP= River Division 574, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Nha Be, Chou Doc, Go Da Hau
FROM= Kingsport, Tn
- Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 11:03:39 (PDT)


Record 411
looking for old crew members,just to say Howdy..Lee

Meinke TL GMG3 <mtbar[ at ]earthlink>
UNIT/SHIP= 512/531, - YRS= 68/69 - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 18:41:24 (PDT)


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

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


Record 419
Great site. Appreciate the pictures. Brings back a lot of old memories. Looking for some of the original crews of River Section 532 who formed up in Cat Lo and put the boats together and moved to My Tho. Enjoyed browsing. Thanks again. Doug Lott in Utah.

Douglas L. Lott <lottdl[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= River Section 532, - YRS= 1966 - BASE/location= My Tho
FROM= Layton, UT
- Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 12:27:35 (PDT)


Record 422
Looking for anyone in my group serving in 513, got shot Jan. 1st 1969 air lifted to Binh Thuy AF sent to states looking for guys who might have met me or know me.

Dan Cook GMG2 <dancook[ at ]unitelc.com>
UNIT/SHIP= RivRon 513, - YRS= 1968-69 - BASE/location= Binh Thuy
FROM= Park Rapids , MN
- Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 11:06:41 (PDT)


Record 425
Looking for crew, and friends

James L. Boyd <safetyjimb[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= PBR 44, - YRS= 66-67 - BASE/location= Cat-Lo
FROM= Houston, Tx
- Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 11:06:05 (PDT)


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

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


Record 443
I was boat Captain on PBR 91 and 131, serving first in Cua Viet, then Danang and Hoi Anh. Cua Viet is 2 or 3 Klicks from the DMZ. I am trying to find BM1 Herschel Fowler, another 543 sailor, as well as any other guys who were in 543. This is a wonderful websight. My chiefs hat is off to all who put this together. BZ!!!

Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley <mwiley[ at ]co.shasta.ca.us>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv543-PBR 91&131, - YRS= 1 - BASE/location= Cua Viet- Da Nang_Hoi ANh
FROM= Redding , CA
REFFERED By= Bruce Meier
- Monday, July 31, 2000 at 16:47:42 (PDT)


Record 447
I AM TRYING TO LOCATE AN OLD FRIEND. IF YOU KNOW HIM, SERVED WITH HIM, KNOW WHERE HE IS..PLEASE CONTACT ME. HIS NAME IS JAMES (JIM OR JIMMY) LOGAN BOYD. HE SERVED 2 YEARS ON PBR

ERNEST D. TURNER <edt63[ at ]hotmail.com>
- Monday, August 07, 2000 at 11:20:28 (PDT)


Record 464
Truely a GREAT web site for the Brown Water Navy.

Paul Cagle <pwc01[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNIT/SHIP= Riv. Div. 532, - YRS= 67-69 - BASE/location= My Tho, Tra Cu, others
FROM= Myrtle Beach, SC
REFFERED By= Steve Crandall
- Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 07:54:34 (PDT)


Record 471
Fantastic site Shipmate!!!! -BZ- What a fitting way to honor all our Brothers that didn't make it back... To those of us that did make it I'll just say Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters....I guess most of remember the phrase,"It don't mean nothin" Well after all these years I have to say "It DID mean something" In memory of Robert L. Blais EN3 PBR139 -Still On Patrol-

Bill Akin, BMCS, USN, Ret. <BrownH2o[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= PBR139 at RivSec 532, - YRS= Apr.68-Jan.69 - BASE/location= USS Hunt her down County , My Tho, TraCu
FROM= Summerville , SC
REFFERED By= Paul Cagle
- Friday, September 15, 2000 at 00:05:52 (PDT)


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

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


Record 482
I served on PBR'S as a gunner in Vinh Long, LST 859, and SA DEC. I was the cover boat the night we lost PBR 113. Would like to here from some of the guy's that were there then. Thank's for a great web site. Bill Marino

W.F. (Bill) Marino <b_g25[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= River Patrol section 513, - BASE/location= Vinh long, Viet Nam
FROM= Aug. 66 to Sept. 67, tex
- Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 14:02:26 (PDT)


Record 489
Fantastic site. Served aboard USS WHITE RIVER,transfered to PBR's and went to RivDiv 552 and stayed with RPG59 after the turnover. Would like to hear from some of my old shipmates.

Kenneth Hale <kennethr2000[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS White River LSMR 536 &RD552&RPG59 , - YRS= 68-71 - BASE/location= TraCu Thuy Nhon Tan Chau
FROM= Brackettville, Tx
REFFERED By= PBR-FVA
- Friday, October 13, 2000 at 17:23:43 (PDT)

Record 500
Great Site. Hope to see alot of guys at reunion in San Diego.

David Ajax <dpajax[ at ]USWEST.net>
UNIT/SHIP= RD 533 / Cos Div 13, - YRS= 67-70 - BASE/location= myTho/Cat Lo/Sa Dec
FROM= Westminster, Co
REFFERED By= PBR-FVA Links Page
- Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 17:45:45 (PST)


Record 505
Just returned from Gamewarded Reunion in San Diego. I met friends I have not seen since I was in Vietnam. It was great to attend the dedication of Swift boat 104. It's great to be getting together after all these years. It seems like yesterday we patroled those muddy rivers and canals.

Steve Sumrall <stephen.d.sumrall[ at ]boeing.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Riv.Pat.Sec.532, - YRS= 2/67-3/68 - BASE/location= My Tho
FROM= Sumner, WA
REFFERED By= Paul Cagle
- Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 07:16:05 (PST)


Record 507
Great Site. Would like to hear from other PBR sailors who were in River Sections 522/534. Looking for Delmar Baldwin GMG 3 Baldwin was from Amarillo, TX

James Keith <hoheee802570427![ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Riv/Sec 522/534, - YRS= 66-69 - BASE/location= Long Xyuen YRBM 16
FROM= Roanoke, VA
REFFERED By= Searching Web
- Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 16:33:28 (PST)


Record 514
I WAS IN RIV.DIV 513 4/68TO1/69 A VERY GOOD SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

ROY HOWELL <RH1930[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= RIV.DIV.513, - YRS= 68/69 FROM= MIDDLEBURG, FL
- Monday, November 27, 2000 at 18:16:27 (PST)


Record 563
I knew the guys on PBR 750. We were cover boat. Only I have a differant version as told to me by Marc Cline. End result is the same. It's good to unload my burden after 33 years. Outstanding web page!!Thanks for the good work and photos. Taco

SandySandoval aka "Taco" <klrdg[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv535, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= Apl55 Unameit
FROM= Reseda, Ca
REFFERED By= Ralph Fries
- Friday, January 19, 2001 at 20:25:26 (PST)


Record 590
my name is tom, loking up this information for a friend (ron cole). Who served in the 554 1969-1970. If anyone remembers this unit or Ron please contact me and he will get this information.

ron cole <gunney_49[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= ComRinDiv 554, - YRS= 69-70 - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 07:53:48 (PST)


Record 595
What an adventure. Great pictures. Brought back lots of memories, names, faces, fire fights, night ambushes.

Wayne Palmer <palmerw[ at ]aaa.army.mil>
UNIT/SHIP= RivDiv 572, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= My Tho, Song Ong Doc
FROM= Anacortes, WA
- Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 23:12:40 (PST)


Record 596
Excellent website i was in nam fom 68 to 69 Iwas first assigned to Vinh Long then all over was rear gunner on PBR'S AS the engineman 3rd class. I was assigned the snipe on River boat 136 and it was said to be the fastest mark 1 pbr in the delta. Would like to hear from others from Riv. div. 572.

David w. Register <dwregister[ at ]alltel.net>
UNIT/SHIP= River Division 572, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Vinh Long- Sa Dec - My Tho- all over the Mekong DeltaTho
FROM= Fitzgerald, Georgia
REFFERED By= Computer
- Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 16:33:48 (PST)




Guest Record 640
served on PBR 88 as engineman and rear gunner. robert owensby was the gunnersmate. partied with jim rice,robert campbel and jimmy wiels. remember alot of faces but few real names. would like to hear from any of the old crews. still boatin the rivers. colorado river lake powell. just a rat at heart.

NAME = glenn johnson <EMAIL = provo.gjohnson[ at ]email.state.ut.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rivdiv543 baot 88 comSTABron 20
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cua viet-da nang- hoi anh grand canal
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10-69 10-70
FROM WHERE = lehi, ut
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 15:26:10 (PDT)




Guest Record 644
I was a plank owner of River Division 112. Since they couldn't turn all the crews over at the same time we were lucky enough to only have to do a 6-7 month tour before going back to the world. As of now I know the location of one other crew member on my boat and his name is Roger Pete.

NAME = Bill Frede <EMAIL = flaflash7[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-112-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = Orlando, FL
REFFERED By = Self Search
- Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 15:51:33 (PDT)




Guest Record 652
no story.....30 years have past......WOW

NAME = Russ Mullen
WEB SITE = pbr fva <EMAIL = rcmullen[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 542/592
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67, 68, 69
FROM WHERE = baltimore, md
- Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 05:14:40 (PDT)




Guest Record 654
My grandfather was Lt. Donald Cover. He was the C.O. of 512 in 1967. He passed on a few years back due to a bought with alcoholism that developed as a result of his experiences in 'Nam. If anyone has any info about Lt. Cover or the unit at all, please let me know. I would like to find out about my grandfather. God bless all who served.

NAME = Marina Hardy <EMAIL = aloharini920[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 512
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967
FROM WHERE = Santa Fe, NM
REFFERED By = google
- Friday, May 04, 2001 at 10:23:29 (PDT)




Guest Record 661
1. Would love to hear from anybody who was assigned to RIVSEC 522 from Jul 67 - 24 Nov 67, when the YRBM 16 was blown up by 300 # C-4 plastic. Also, anybody onboard the LST Garrett County who took in RIVSEC 522. 2. Also was onboard the LST at the end of Jan 68 when we transited to Vinh Long to rescue the RIVSEC trapped in the Comm Center. 3. Departed Mekong Delta in July 68. Missed a lot of great friends and think of you everyday. Left 5 PBR crew members and 2 Barge crew members on the YRBM 16 forever.

NAME = Dave Schuller (LT USN) <EMAIL = schullerdd[ at ]npt.nuwc.navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivSec 522/YRBM 16
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Can Tho,
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jul 67 - Jul 68
FROM WHERE = PORTSMOUTH,, RI
REFFERED By = Web Search
- Friday, May 11, 2001 at 12:47:50 (PDT)




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

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





Guest Record 675
WEITKO, SKIP, HUDDLE, CHIEF QUIGLY, CHINSKI, ANY OF YOU MO FOS OUT THERE E-MAIL ME

NAME = SLAVISH, JOSEPH M. <EMAIL = JOSEPHSLATCH>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 RIVER SECTION 522 TASK FORCE 116
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAN CHAU,BEN TRE,
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL
- Friday, May 25, 2001 at 12:19:58 (PDT)




Guest Record 677
ANY RELATIVES OF ET ROBERT GRAY PLEASE E-MAIL ME JOSEPHSLATCH

NAME = SLAVISH, JOSEPH M. <EMAIL = JOSEPHSLATCH>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16 RIVER SECTION 522 TASK FORCE 116
BASEs or LOCATIONS= TAN CHAU, LONG XUYEN, BEN TRE
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
- Friday, May 25, 2001 at 12:42:26 (PDT)


Guest Record 680
First of all thanks for doing all this work and setting this up for everyone. I have blocked out most of Vietnam. I was stationed in Danang for 3 months at the Naval Support Communications Center. I was then transferred to PBR Mobile Base One. Took me several days to find it. I bummed rides and whatever. Stayed at a SeaBees camp one night on the way there. Don't have a clue where that was. I was a Radioman 3rd class. PBR Mobile Base One was called "Curveball" and we were located in a cove. I remember one Sunday we had about 67 helicopters land on beach, sanddunes, and on our helo pad that held one to join us in our great meal. They mostly be 101st airborne and knew where to get a great meal. There was a fire on beach where some Army guys got burned up and our guys put out fire and got bodies out but too late. Believe this happened October 1970. We turned over everything to the South Vietamese and our barges, PBR's, and Mike 8 Boat were towed seaside. We went down the coast and our destination was Danang Harbour. This was about a month before I came home in April 1971. Like any information available from all Vietnam Vets - Army, Navy, Marines, etc. that were there during 1970-1971. I be from Charleston, WV and thankful for any help.

NAME = Ira Lee Dadisman, III <EMAIL = fisherman959[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = Charleston, WV
REFFERED By = myself just surfing
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 19:53:28 (PDT)


Guest Record 682
Was in country from Aug. 1966- Sept. 1967. don't remember alot but remember a few names, BM2 Waddell, BM 1 Longley, LTJG. Krigbaum, EN2 hackney, SN Jim Cotton. And a Gunnersmate that took R&R in Hawaii and came back with Orange hair. If any one remembers me or was there at the same time I would love to hear from you.

NAME = Gordon Noel <EMAIL = glilgordy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR section 522
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Long Xuyen/Can Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1
FROM WHERE = modesto, ca
REFFERED By = Just surffed in
- Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 11:49:38 (PDT)




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

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




Guest Record 707
Dont remember alot but was wounded twice in 13 days in 69 LT Witt was the CO lived on a barge then at a vitnames outpost that was realy not fun but there was some good times and bad times

NAME = Nathan Kozloski <EMAIL = koze47[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 552
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cho duc around three sisters mountan
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69 70
FROM WHERE = live in Baltimore, MD
REFFERED By = just searching
- Monday, July 02, 2001 at 20:29:37 (PDT)

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

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



Record 733
MY DAD WAS ON A PBR(s) IN VIETNAM. I THINK HE WAS THERE FROM 68-LATE 69 OR 70.JUST CURIOUS TO SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS HIM. HE PASSED AWAY ALMOST 9 YRS AGO. MY DADS NAME WAS DWIGHT "GURNEY" HARRISON

NAME = TRAYE HARRISON <EMAIL = trayeharrison[ at ]hotmail.com>
FROM WHERE = ELIZABETHTON, tn
- Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 15:56:57 (PDT)

Record 740
I was a civilian working for the voluntary agency IVS in the Delta in 1967 and 68. During the early days of the Tet Offensive, I was taken from near Hong Ngu to Cao Lanh (Kien Phong prov.). I was supposed to be met by Prov. rep. at the ferry crossing. No one arrived and then small arms and artillery fire started up near the ferry. Vietnamse were disappearing and the price of Coca-Cola was escalating severely. I have never seen a more welcome sight than the Navy lifer ( and the PBR wth its resplendant American flag) motioning me to come with him. The PBR's crew heard I was stuck on the ferry landing and came back up the river more than 20 miles to get me. I have always wanted to thank again the guys who went way out of their way to make sure I was safe. I am currently an attorney for the City of Philadelphia. Thank you.

NAME = Hugh W. Snyder <EMAIL = vze2m79u[ at ]verizon.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Hong Ngu, Sa Dec
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968
PA
- Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 09:07:34 (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 745
I AM 28 YEARS OLD AND I AM A NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE OFFICER. I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD, RONALD LYTLE. I AM SO PROUD OF HIM AND ALL THAT SERVED, GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU.

NAME = JOHN LYTLE <EMAIL = >
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 51 PBR 25
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67&68
FROM WHERE = PAWNEE, OK
- Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 12:15:28 (PDT)

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

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

Record 753
You might want to look at the "mike"boat at the top of your home page Kent, it's an LCVP. Kent, this site gets bigger and better all the time, you have done yourself proud. I'm calling for all the 543 sailors to get in touch with me, and they should all go to hawaii-pacific.com Duck Meiers is building an outstanding website for Riv Div 543. Give me mail!

NAME = Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley <EMAIL = pbrmike543[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv543 - 131, 129 and the 91 boat
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cua Viet, Danang and Hoi Anh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3-69 to 3-70
FROM WHERE = Near Redding , CA
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 20:58:05 (PDT)

Record 760
I am looking for anyone from River Division 514 based in Can Tho Binh Thuy area from September 1968 to September 1969. I remember faces but can't put the names to all of them. Some of the names I do remember are Fred Trainer (from "West by god Virginia and don't you forget it") and Kerry Schaefer. Hope to hear from someone.

NAME = Stan Hegg <EMAIL = stanhegg[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 514
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Binh Thuy
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968,1969
FROM WHERE = Miller, SD
- Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 19:45:31 (PDT)

Record 765
Great site..I appreciate all your hard work in keeping it up. Just thought I'd try to say hello to some of my old friends. I was GMG3 during above times with section 513. Still have all my old pictures and wonder how everyone is. Damn...that was fun, wasn't it? Let's do it again. Nothing going on here. By the way..if any of you remember Jack Anderson...I married his sister. Didn't last long, but we're still friends, and Jack and I talk every few days. He'd love to hear from you.

NAME = Godfrey Garner <EMAIL = glgarner[ at ]hinds.cc.ms.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR section 513
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Sa Dec
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Jackson, MS
- Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 10:55:08 (PDT)

Record 768
After training at Mare Island with ACTOV 7, reported to RivDiv 514 at Chau Doc U.S.S. Benewah. Patrolled the French Canal and Vien Te canal. Transferred to RPD 51 at Thuynon and later moved with them to Tan Chau. Left Country 10/71.

NAME = Ted Brooks <EMAIL = clubted73[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 514, RPD 55
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan Chau, Chou Duc Thuynon
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70, 71
FROM WHERE = Boston , , MA
- Friday, August 17, 2001 at 08:40:35 (PDT)

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

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

Record 789
I am searching for Gary Homes,EM3 in Nov.69'. Anyone that knew or could point me in the right direction to obtaining pictures of the PBR that Chief William Eldon Tozer EMC 535 river squad,on patrol in Vinh-Te canal K.I.A nov.20,1969.His son is a friend of mine and I am a veteran also.His son David was 8 when he was orphaned w/ his sisters & half brother. He has asked me to gather as much info. and details of his fathers life. Does anyone know what could have happened to his fathers personal effects ,or his dogtags?How about his C-file w/ the medals he was awarded. My name is Ken Cross E-mail-hotbees1[ at ]yahoo.com or hotbees5[ at ]hotmail.com.Thank You

NAME = Ken Cross <EMAIL = hotbee5[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 535 River squad
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vinh Te Canal
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 15:38:48 (PDT)

Record 795
Norman Wayne Mocabee was my brother. He passed away on October 5, 2000 from Agent Orange related Pacreatic cancer. He never spoke much of Viet Nam, other than he served on the Bayfield and Enterprise, and that he was on PBR somewhere around DaNang area. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received when two boats came under attack. He was there from 66 thru 68. He graduated from high school in New Jersey and enlisted in California/ basic in San Diego? If anyone served with him or knew him, please contct me. Also, if anyone can help me find out how to get the VA to allow a dying vet to die in any VA hospital, please e-mail me. My brother's story of dying is only three weeks long, but too long for this guest book. I made him a promise before he died but don't know how to fulfill it. If anyone would be interested in helping me or hearing his VA story.......please contact me. Thank you all who fought for my safety and my future, bless ya. Great site

NAME = Phoebe Mocabee <EMAIL = nwlskid[ at ]juno.com>
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 18:42:28 (PDT)

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

NAME = Durwood H. White <EMAIL = white[ at ]ncfreedom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team-2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Can Tho(1967) Nha Be(1969)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2 tours
FROM WHERE = Comfort, NC
REFFERED By = SEAL PML
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 09:19:05 (PDT)

Record 803
Great site! We moved off the river and into the canals {Rach Gia to the Cambodian border} shortly after I arrived in country somewhere around march. Was gunner on the 33 boat. Keep up the good work and God Bless.

NAME = CHRIS FALTER <EMAIL = C_FALTER[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 553
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69/70
FROM WHERE = Glen Burnie, MD
- Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 18:55:07 (PDT)

Record 811
This is a great sight, we Rode to work with the PBRs without them and their support we could have not acomplished our mission some of the times,They were a great help in our operation,Thanks for the servuice and that is for the ones who never made it back,Hats off to all of you.

NAME = En1 David E Hyde <EMAIL = Bigbird2dh[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = UDT-21 / Seal Team -2
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Little Creek VA
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968 1969
FROM WHERE = Andrews , NC
- Friday, September 14, 2001 at 12:23:40 (PDT)

Record 813
My Father (Lawrence J Walsh ) was in Vietnam some time between 1967 and 1970 on a Patrol Boat and sent me a baseball cap with the River Rat patch. Do you have any pictures or name of the boat, unit or members of that unit he was in?

NAME = Larry Walsh <EMAIL = lwalsh![ at ]stny.rr.com>
- Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 16:29:00 (PDT)

Record 814
I was assigned to PBR Mobile Base One when it was still on the drawing board. At the time, no one could tell me anything about the base. After SERE training, I found it in Long Beach, CA. At that time it was just four barges being built and outfitted. It was ready to deploy in September of 1967. We loaded it aboard two LSD's; the Comstock and Whetstone and set sail for Saigon. Rough water made the crossing to Pearl a nine day ordeal. Before Pearl we got orders to Danang. I don't do rough seas very well (Being from the mid-west, I never learned about sea sickness until I joined the Navy.) At Pearl, I talked my skipper into letting me fly on ahead to Danang and set everything up for the base's arrival. We were towed up to Tan My at the mouth of the Perfume River from Danang in calm seas and anchored with four 6,000lb Danforth anchors. The PBR's showed up a few days later and started their patrols. Things were very quiet in that area of Vietnam until TET. Even then, the base itself never saw any action. To my knowledge, everyone got home safe and sound.

NAME = Dave Tolhurst <EMAIL = dctolhurst[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base One
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Tan My
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Lakewood, OH
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 18:08:57 (PDT)

Record 858
I was a forward machine gunner on the PBR 94. I served in NHA BE from May of 1966-67. Up and down the rivers, day in and day out. Searching sand pans and getting shot at by VC that wasn't even seen.

NAME = Roger Moore <EMAIL = Gator1220[ at ]webtv.nte>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 94
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NHA-BE
YEARs in VIETNAM = May 1966-67
FROM WHERE = Elizabeth, NJ
REFFERED By = Nephew
- Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 13:51:05 (PDT)

Record 874
Enjoyed seeing the My Tho pics---brought back a lot of memories. When YRBM 16 was sunk at Ben Tre, we operated from My Tho until transferring on board APL55 after its arrival in country. I was often in My Tho after our transfer having business with the NILO and RIVDIV 53, and always looked forward to a great Chinese meal at a retuarant on the second deck by the canal until its destruction during Tet. Thanks for your efforts.

NAME = Ron Wolin <EMAIL = ronwolin[ at ]home.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Rivsec 534
BASEs or LOCATIONS= YRBM 16, My Tho, APL55
YEARs in VIETNAM = 8/67-8/68
FROM WHERE = Chesapeake, VA
- Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 10:17:10 (PST)

Record 891
i AM TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY BROTHER mARK WISEMAN. hE SERVED THERE IN BIHN THUY IN 1970/71 FOR SURE. I HAVE LETTERS FROM HIM. HE IS DECEASED NOW (MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN 1979) AND SO IS OUR MOM, SO ITS HARD TO GET INFO, BUT APPARENTLY HE WAS IN THE ARMY AND WORKING ON A RIVERBOAT. HE WAS DEFINATELY STATIONED AT BIHN THUY. THANK YOU, GOD BLESS VALERIE

NAME = Valerie Hauer
WEB SITE =
<EMAIL = Bodacious[ at ]elltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = n/a
BASEs or LOCATIONS= n/a
YEARs in VIETNAM = n/a
FROM WHERE = wASHINGTON, WA
REFFERED By = jr. CLARK
- Friday, November 16, 2001 at 21:27:11 (PST)

Record 892
Good web site. I have been trying to find out what become of pbr-104. I left country in July of 1968 and the boat was still in very good shape. If anyone knows, please let me know. Mel Krines "e" Mail melaj[ at ]afes.com

NAME = Melvin Krines BMCS, U.S.N. RET. <EMAIL = melaj[ at ]afes.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr-104
BASEs or LOCATIONS= My Tho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = Woodland, Ca
- Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 07:22:19 (PST)

Record 903
I was in the first group of PBR sailors to go in country. We trained in Coronodo CA and ourfitted our boats on the Belle Grove in the South China Sea. I was on the very first PBR patrol ever to take place in Viet Nam on Easter Sunday, 1966. JOHN LYTLE, I was close friends with your father and would like to hear from you. I am also in contact with another river rat who knew your father well. Your entry in the guest book did not include instructions as to how to contact you.

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

Record 921
Kent Thanks a lot for the site, was able to find someone from 30+ years ago to e-mail. Hope I hear from him, will let you know. I liked your picture as it reminded me of me when we were young because I,m 100 #,s heavier too. Who knows what happens. Thanks again for doing what you do for people like me. A friend and a brother of the river Jack

NAME = Jack R. Dosch <EMAIL = RivDiv 535>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 535
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Started off on the Vinh Te canal in Oct. 69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10-69 to 10-70
FROM WHERE = Orlando, Fla
REFFERED By = just surfing
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 15:24:32 (PST)

Record 922
Just wanted to put my extension on my address from previous message, sorry about that, I,m still learning.

NAME = Jack R. Dosch <EMAIL = RivDiv 535 [ at ]aol.com>
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 15:45:01 (PST)

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

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

Record 949
Just looking to see if anyone that I served with is still out there ? Also looking for some photos or info on roster of all members of my class before going to Nam. In Nam Oct.68 to Oct.69 River Patrol Force TF 116 River Div. 553

NAME = Gene c. Ebert <EMAIL = Deertraxgallatinriver.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 553 TF 116 Boat 31 &33
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Siagon to All Points North
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1968-19
FROM WHERE = Knoxville, IL
REFFERED By = SELF
- Friday, December 21, 2001 at 18:46:30 (PST)

Record 967
great site: it was a year that I will never forget, after being an advisor on my boat with four VN' sailors. hope to here from other guys in my unit!

NAME = Ronald Crail GMG 3 <EMAIL = fisherman41001[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RD 533
BASEs or LOCATIONS= MyTho
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Alexandria , Ky
- Monday, January 07, 2002 at 20:14:24 (PST)

Record 984
I got very close to the guys in my boat I think closer than family, would like to here from any of you to see how life is treating you.We all had some real bad times but we stuck togeather lets not forget to stay in touch.

NAME = Jim Nelson "Nelli" <EMAIL = jabo[ at ]xyz.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 512
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Location VungTau , CamRanh
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68 - 69
FROM WHERE = Homer, AK
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 01:38:19 (PST)

Record 989
I was in pbr class 50,around oct.or nov.1967 any way,after completion of s.e.r.e.,boat school,etc,left phillipines our final school,we flew into siagon that morning under alot of choas.TET WAS IN FULL SWING,we were transported to military buses to Annopolis hotel for processing I remember hearing music playing close by,I stopped and asked a G.I. what was going on and he said "rock n roll band playing upstairs,Montana club,so I climbed stairs ,and here was this huge room filled with GI's and a phillipino band playing.They were on break,and I saw one of the band members drinking soda,I approached him and ask if possible I could play next song.along with $5 ,he said ok.AsI walked on stage and seeing all the G.I's having fun,I grabed mic and asked for drummer,bass,keyboard player and me on lead guitar.I was wanting to come up with a song that would grab our minds and souls as we entered a war far from our own country,guess what song we did? CAIN'T GET NO SATISFACTION by the Rolling STONES,we did the song perfectly,the place went nuts,I have never seen so much feelings expressed that it was unbelievable.What a way to go on from there.Now all these years emotions have passed I still remember that day at the Montana club.d.e.w.

NAME = dave williams <EMAIL = dwilliams001[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = p.b.r.'s,river section 521
BASEs or LOCATIONS= tam my
YEARs in VIETNAM = mar+18 months
FROM WHERE = florida keys, fl.
REFFERED By = surfiong net.
- Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 02:38:37 (PST)

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

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