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Record 3372
I was a Seaman aboard the USS Winston as a Hospital Corpsman stricker who volunteered to go to Vietnam on June 1, 66. I boarded the YFU 68 for duty in Danang and we took cargo down the rivers of Hue and the DMZ. That year of duty was a turning point in my life and I am forever grateful to the fine group of young men I served with on that small boat. As a young 18 year old lad, I grew up on that boat and became a better man because of it. I still remember the names and faces of those I served alongside and I hope all of you are well and happy. Special mention must be paid to one man aboard, Nathaniel Hawkins, a dear man who I'll always admire.

NAME = Gregory F. Cole
<EMAIL: gregoryluckyladd[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Winston, Yfu-68, Mahan, ComCruDesFlot 9, Canberra, Newport News
BASEs or LOCATIONs = San Diego, Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = June 66- June 67
FROM WHERE NOW = Long Beach, CA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at Time 10:36:36 (PST)


Record 3371
Ran the coast on the YFU-70 for about 6 months before going back to Comm. at the Triangle then moved to Camp Tien Sha Annex. Really remember that Dong Ha bridge and "surfing" the boat into Tan My and Cua Viet. Spent my 20th birthday anchored off Cua Viet watching the Cruisers/Destroyers shell the beach just north of Cua Viet (Feb 14, 1970). Looking for RMSN/RM3 Ed Daniels from Kansas City, Mo. who was transferred down to Vung Tao sometime early 1970. If anyone knows of him please let him know that Goose is trying to make contact. Hung with 4 shipmates for about 20 years, but we've all drifted. Kent, I'll try to send pictures as soon as I can find them - burried amongst 1000's of others. If memory serves me, I've got some good ones!!!! Welcome home to all my brothers and sisters!!! Job well done!!!

NAME = RM3 Goose Gosswiller
<EMAIL: gooseg[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-70
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Cua Viet, Tan My, Dong Ha, Chu Lai......
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/69 - 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Sierra Foothills, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in a few years ago...records 2414 and 2330
Entry Date: - Monday, December 05, 2005 at Time 13:11:02 (PST)


Record 3370
Hi to all the guys who worked at scraf and boat ramp. Also a big hi to the fellows from the larc compound.

NAME = Karl D Robson
<EMAIL: robsonle[ at ]bc.cablemas.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nsa litterage DaNang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 03/1968-04/1969
FROM WHERE NOW = San Ysidro, ca
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at Time 22:30:29 (PST)


Record 3369
cool site:) tnx for good work admin!

NAME = Travel Directory
WEB SITE = http://travel-cruises.info
<EMAIL: som[ at ]adminastator.pl>
FROM WHERE NOW = chicago, Entry Date: - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at Time 20:26:59 (PST)


Record 3368
I NOTICED IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT LUZERNE AND Her combat story's in the rivers that nobody was harmed !!! Thats B.S. WE WERE LUCKIER THAN MOST. But in March 68 We had Two Men hurt-- One of them was almost Killed and had to be med-evac, I would like a copy of the article that the Navy Times did on Us about those [Her] combat during March 68 and the photo of Her,Also to talk to some of the Guy's of that time, Thanks, Jim Smith SM3

NAME = JIMMY C SMITH
<EMAIL: Beverlywebb[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS. LUZERNE CTY LST 902
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VUNG TAU------& ----RIVERS OF VIET NAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/67 7/68
FROM WHERE NOW = carrollton, ga
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at Time 19:09:24 (PST)


Record 3367
River rats in 1967 with Mine Squadron 11 Det "A". Assigned to MSB 34. Don't know what can be said that hasn't already been said. I shut out Viet Nam for over thirty years but it all came rushing back. Now I want to know what happened to some of the men I served with even though I can't remember all of the names. I don't want to open any wounds for any one and if they are not willing to share with me some memories I understand. If anyone has any information about reunions or any memorabelia that is available for the Brown Water Navy I would be interested in hearing from you. In particular is it possible to obtain a black beret or any of our insignia? Does anyone know how to get the ribbon awarded by the South Vietnamese gov't? I would like to know what happened to the men, boats, base, and SEAL team in Nha Be after I left in late '67. I was sent home just before TET and often wondered what happened to our unit. Thanks for any information you can share.

NAME = Mel Chapman
<EMAIL: carmel[ at ]3-cities.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Squaefon 11 Det "A" MSB 34 and others.
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965-1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Tri-Cities, WA
REFFERED By = Self
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at Time 14:38:55 (PST)


Record 3366
I arrived at Vinh Long as a GMG Sn Dec 66 and was with GMG 1 Cahill with the base defence . Later GMG 1 Schniep was in cahrge of re supply and maintaince of weapons on PBR and base defence weapons. After Schniep left I was made a third class GMG and in charge of the maitaintance of thre base defence weapons and the maintiance of the weapons of river Patrol Div. 513 and later 523.

NAME = Howard W. Moore
WEB SITE = NA
<EMAIL: patmoor [ at ]atc-pa.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA det 90.13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long VN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Dec 66 Dec 67
FROM WHERE NOW = Imperial , PA
REFFERED By = NA
Entry Date: - Friday, December 02, 2005 at Time 22:35:23 (PST)


Record 3365
I found a picture of myself and ship mates on your site captioned "crew takes a break between mortar attacks". Just wondered who submitted the photo. Myself, Chris Marshall and Roy Haake plus two unidentified fellows onboard YD-220, the big crane. Haake and myself were 2 of the 3 man crane crew on the crane. Some of my experience at Dong tam seems as fresh in my memory as if it were last week. Probably fueled by my own photos and those I've discovered on these wonderful websites. Some is kind of foggy. I welcome all of my VN Vet brothers home. Sorry so many did not return with us. Thanks to all who keep it alive through these websites. Wally Barnick EN3 NSA Dong Tam Sept 68-Sept 69

NAME = Walt Barnick (Barney)
<EMAIL: wally[ at ]barnick.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YD-220
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/68-09/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Atascadero, CA
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at Time 23:25:08 (PST)


Record 3364
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NAME = Erving Briggs
<EMAIL: ebriggs51[ at ]direcway.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike 8 & 6 Boats
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Binh Thuy, TDY Moc Hoa
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = TOUR = 04-70/04-71
FROM WHERE NOW = New Boston , TX
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at Time 07:57:36 (PST)


Record 3363
WAS WITH 483RD S.P.S. AT CAM RANH BAY THERE WAS A NAVEL DET. ON THE SIDE OF AIR BASE ACROSS FROM MY CA VILLIAGE. I PULLED 45 STRIGHT NIGHTS OUTSIDE THE WIRES AS 1 MAN L.P. ALONG WITH OUR K9. BUNKER DUTY S.A.T. TEAM. THEN VOLT. FOR 16 MAN UNIT WE WERE THE GUYS WHO BUILT THOSE TALL O.P. ALONG THE BAY BUILT THE BUNKERS AND PUT UP THE RAZOR WIRE. MY CA VILLIAGE WAS ACROSS FROM THE N.A.F. 22 REPLACEMENT WAS ON ROAD TO THE RIGHT UP A LITTLE WAYS SAT OH TOP OF HILL IF YOU MADE A LEFT OUT OF NAF GATE TOOK YOU TO A.B. ENTRANCE OR TO SOUTH BEACH OR THE BRIDGE TO THE MAINLAND SIDE. ROAD TOOK YOU SU CHIN DONG BI THIN THAT WAS WERE 10TH H.A.C. WAS THEN ON UP TO NHA TRANG. ONE OF OUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS WAS ROCKETS MORTORS AND FIXING THE WIRES YOU PEOPLE FROM THE N.A.F. KEPT MESSING WITH GETTING YOUR R AND R. AT. MY CA VILLE. I WAS THEIR WHEN THE V.C. CAME OUT OF THE VILLE ONE NIGHT AND HIT YOU GUYS B 40 THE O.P. TO RIGHT OF GATE JAMES RANDEL WAS THE S.P. IN THE JEEP WHO GOT ONE OF THE V.C. WITH A M60 2 V. C. KIA. NEXT DAY WE PULLED SWEEPS FROM 22 REP. TO THE VILLE AND TO EDGE OF WATER AND THE SWAMPY AREA 1 VC WAS THERE BUT COULDNT GET HIM HEARD LATER BODY WAS FOUND IN BAY WAS IT TRUE ONE OF YOUR PEOPLE WAS ON R.AND R. AT THE VILLE AND ONE OF THE LADIES HAD TO HIDE HIM. WAS IN BUNKER TO CLOSE TO TO P.O.L. GOT KIND OF NERVOUS .HAVE LOTS OF PICTURES FROM SOUTH BEACH A.B. N.A.F. CONVOY TO NHA TRANG AND ALL AROUND. GLAD ALL MADE IT WITH SOME KIND OF STORY IF ANY YOU REMEMBER THESE EVENTS EMAIL IS CSWCMO[ at ]SOCKET.NET

NAME = WAYNE SIECKMANN
<EMAIL: CSWSMO[ at ]SOKET.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 483 SECURITY POLICE
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CAM RANH BAY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = DEC 3 69 DEC 3 70
FROM WHERE NOW = BOONVILLE , MO.
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at Time 00:03:58 (PST)


Record 3362
Courious to see if there were any combat photos of the DONG-HA River Patrols from Aug.1968-to Aug. 1969 when I was there on the mine sweeps. Later trans. to YFU 54, anyone have any pictures of this time or boats please e-mail me. " WELCOME HOME EVERYONE "

NAME = Delbert Goben
<EMAIL: jandel852005[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CHARA AE-31, LCM 6 #38-Clearwater Mine Sweeps TSKFOR117, YFU-54
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cau-Viet,SVN(DMZ) NAVSUPPAC-DANANG-TONKIN GULF
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 -1969
FROM WHERE NOW = disablied vietnam vet, MO.
REFFERED By = surrifing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Time 20:40:28 (PST)


Record 3361
Was stationed on T-3, went all over the Delta and Cambodia (our boat was very dependable), we were self sustaing. They could have come up with a better way to keep thing cold than that big ice chest, but ice and ass day was always fun. Was at Phouc Xyuen for a couple of months, running night patrols and day sanpan searches, mostly night patrol. Ended up at Song On Doc and was there Oct. 20th the night the base(a group of barges tied together) was attacked. We were up river on night patrol when the attack on the base started. Our boat Beelined (7 knots on a Tango is beelining)back towards the base. The radio erupted with all the boats calling in their reports. The base also supported a Vietnamese PBR group, so they had a barracks on the base. The only time they went out was in the day, but they were our brothers in arms,lol. They lost a 14 men in the attack, and we suffered 2 KIA. Ammo was kept in quonset huts, along with supplies and there was a ammo bunker on shore from the base (remember the base is 3 barges tied together and floating on the river, a Mobil Advanced Tactical Support Base is what the military term was. Back to the ammo bunker on shore, Froggy and I spent many a great mornings in that bunker, my pipe was Jason. Froggy where are you man!!!!. in the vile, Co Cooth's was the place for a beer, she was a doll, probably VC, and the best Cafe A Late was at Momasans cafe at the end of the ville. The best Opium was the old papsan in back of the cafe. Back to Oct. 20th, 1970, As we headed back to base we got ambushed to try and slow us down, blew through that, never fired my 20MM. By the time we got back to base it was in total fire ammo going off everywhere, we spotted a salior trying to get wounded into a small boat. I was on the bow line so I jumped off the boat and helped him get tied up to the our boat. T-3 was assined to take all wounded to an LST about 6 miles off the coast. For those that were there it as an eveing you don't soon forget. Of all the wouned we treated as far as I know none died, thank the lord. The next day we took a suad of ARVN's uo river to insert them so they could look for the NVA that attacked us. When we went to pick them up they had never moved from where we droped them, typical! Spent time in Dong Tam when the boat needed repair. So I had friends there. One played gituar and we'd spend time hanging and making up tunes and hanging at his barrack. wish I coud remember his name. we turned our boats over to the RVN at Dong Tam. It as a sad day. Those gooks would never take care of our boats the way we did. Ended up in Saigon on a guard post watching Naval Headquaters....Boring, woud have gien my eye teeth to be back on the river. I did my job and our weapons always worked, Tom Rainey was our radio man, Jim Ball and TJ were the engine men, pappy was a 20yr 1st Class bosun and 1st Class, Joe blank was our boat captain. We had our ups and downs but when it came to a fire fight we had it together. i know I'm rambling but one thing is for sure I'll always be proud to have been a RIVERRAT IN THE BROWN WATER NAVY. Write if you are from T-3 or at Song On Doc. This is just one tale to tell. Great page will return, brings back some fond and bad memories, but the fond ones seem to stand out. thanks

NAME = Dave Bernstein - GMG3 (Spider)
<EMAIL: bernste[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-131-3 (Tango-3)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Phouc Xyuen (probably spelled wrong), Song On Doc, Dong Tam, where ever there ws a FUBAR
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70, damn can't remember the months
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, TX
REFFERED By = Dropped In
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Time 10:56:30 (PDT)


Record 3360
Was stationed on T-3, went all over the Delta and Cambodia (our boat was very dependable), we were self sustaing. They could have come up with a better way to keep thing cold than that big ice chest, but ice and ass day was always fun. Was at Phouc Xyuen for a couple of months, running night patrols and day sanpan searches, mostly night patrol. Ended up at Song On Doc and was there Oct. 20th the night the base(a group of barges tied together) was attacked. We were up river on night patrol when the attack on the base started. Our boat Beelined (7 knots on a Tango is beelining)back towards the base. The radio erupted with all the boats calling in their reports. The base also supported a Vietnamese PBR group, so they had a barracks on the base. The only time they went out was in the day, but they were our brothers in arms,lol. They lost a 14 men in the attack, and we suffered 2 KIA. Ammo was kept in quonset huts, along with supplies and there was a ammo bunker on shore from the base (remember the base is 3 barges tied together and floating on the river, a Mobil Advanced Tactical Support Base is what the military term was. Back to the ammo bunker on shore, Froggy and I spent many a great mornings in that bunker, my pipe was Jason. Froggy where are you man!!!!. in the vile, Co Cooth's was the place for a beer, she was a doll, probably VC, and the best Cafe A Late was at Momasans cafe at the end of the ville. The best Opium was the old papsan in back of the cafe. Back to Oct. 20th, 1970, As we headed back to base we got ambushed to try and slow us down, blew through that, never fired my 20MM. By the time we got back to base it was in total fire ammo going off everywhere, we spotted a salior trying to get wounded into a small boat. I was on the bow line so I jumped off the boat and helped him get tied up to the our boat. T-3 was assined to take all wounded to an LST about 6 miles off the coast. For those that were there it as an eveing you don't soon forget. Of all the wouned we treated as far as I know none died, thank the lord. The next day we took a suad of ARVN's uo river to insert them so they could look for the NVA that attacked us. When we went to pick them up they had never moved from where we droped them, typical! Spent time in Dong Tam when the boat needed repair. So I had friends there. One played gituar and we'd spend time hanging and making up tunes and hanging at his barrack. wish I coud remember his name. we turned our boats over to the RVN at Dong Tam. It as a sad day. Those gooks would never take care of our boats the way we did. Ended up in Saigon on a guard post watching Naval Headquaters....Boring, woud have gien my eye teeth to be back on the river. I did my job and our weapons always worked, Tom Rainey was our radio man, Jim Ball and TJ were the engine men, pappy was a 20yr 1st Class bosun and 1st Class, Joe blank was our boat captain. We had our ups and downs but when it came to a fire fight we had it together. i know I'm rambling but one thing is for sure I'll always be proud to have been a RIVERRATN IN THE BROWN WATER NAVY. Write if you are from T-3 or at Song On Doc. This is just one tale to tell. Great page will return, brings back some fond and bad memories, but the fond ones seem to stand out. thanks

NAME = Dave Bernstein - GMG3 (Spider)
<EMAIL: bernste[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-131-3 (Tango-3)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Phouc Xyuen (probably spelled wrong), Song On Doc, Dong Tam, where ever there ws a FUBAR
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70, damn can't remember the months
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, TX
REFFERED By = Dropped In
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Time 10:34:57 (PDT)


Record 3359
Was stationed on T-3, went all over the Delta and Cambodia (our boat was very dependable), we were self sustaing. They coud have come up with a better way to keep thing cold than that big ice chest, but ice and ass day was always fun. Was at Phouc Xyuen for a couple of months, running night patrols and day sanpan searches, mostly night patrol. Ended up at Song On Doc and was there Oct. 20th the night the base(a group of barges tied together) was attacked. We were up river on night patrol when the attack on the base started. Our boat Beelined (7 knots on a Tango is beelining)back towards the base. The radio erupted with all the boats calling in their reports. The base also supported a Vietnamese PBR group, so they had a barracks on the base. The only time they went out was in the day, but they were our brothers in arms,lol. They lost a 14 men in the attack, and we suffered 2 KIA. Ammo was kept in quonset huts, along with supplies and there was a ammo bunker on shore from the base (remember the base is 3 barges tied together and floating on the river, a Mobil Advanced Tactical Support Base is what the military term was. Back to the ammo bunker on shore, Froggy and I spent many a great mornings in that bunker, my pipe was Jason. Froggy where are you man!!!!. in the vile, Co Cooth's was the place for a beer, she was a doll, probably VC, and the best Cafe A Late was at Momasans cafe at the end of the ville. The best Opium was the old papsan in back of the cafe. Back to Oct. 20th, 1970, As we headed back to base we got ambushed to try and slow us down, blew through that, never fired my 20MM. By the time we got back to base it was in total fire ammo going off everywhere, we spotted a salior trying to get wounded into a small boat. I was on the bow line so I jumped off the boat and helped him get tied up to the our boat. T-3 was assined to take all wounded to an LST about 6 miles off the coast. For those that were there it as an eveing you don't soon forget. Of all the wouned we treated as far as I know none died, thank the lord. The next day we took a suad of ARVN's uo river to insert them so they could look for the NVA that attacked us. When we went to pick them up they had never moved from where we droped them, typical! Spent time in Dong Tam when the boat needed repair. So I had friends there. One played gituar and we'd spend time hanging and making up tunes and hanging at his barrack. wish I coud remember his name. we turned our boats over to the RVN at Dong Tam. It as a sad day. Those gooks would never take care of our boats the way we did. Ended up in Saigon on a guard post watching Naval Headquaters....Boring, woud have gien my eye teeth to be back on the river. I did my job and our weapons always worked, Tom Rainey was our radio man, Jim Ball and TJ were the engine men, pappy was a 20yr 1st Class bosun and 1st Class, Joe blank was our boat captain. We had our ups and downs but when it came to a fire fight we had it together. i know I'm rambling but one thing is for sure I'll always be proud to have been a RIVERRATN IN THE BROWN WATER NAVY. Write if you are from T-3 or at Song On Doc. This is just one tale to tell. Great page will return, brings back some fond and bad memories, but the fond ones seem to stand out. thanks

NAME = Dave Bernstein - GMG3 (Spider)
<EMAIL: bernste[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-131-3 (Tango-3)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Phouc Xyuen (probably spelled wrong), Song On Doc, Dong Tam, where ever there ws a FUBAR
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70, damn can't remember the months
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, TX
REFFERED By = Dropped In
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Time 10:33:46 (PDT)


Record 3358
Was stationed at SOD on Tango-3. Was there the night in Oct. the base was attacked. Our boat was up river on night patrol when the attack on the base went down. I guess charlie waited till we got to the farthest point up river before attacking. When we realized the base was under attack we made a beeline back, was ambushed on the way back but blew through it. By the time we made it back to the base it was in total flames. Joe Blank, our boat captain, pulled the boat up to the base, I jumped off our boat and assisted someone trying to get wounded into a small boat. Once we got away from the burning base our boat T-3 was assigned to take all wounded out to a supply ship stationed in the gulf. As far as I know the treatment we gave to the wounded prevented any deaths. Thank you lord. The next day we took a bunch of ruff puffs up river so they could hunt down the NVA that attacked the base. When we went back to pick them up they hadn't moved from the spot we dropped them off at, typical! Other members on my boat besides Joe Blank was Tom Rainey, Pappy (a bosun who'd been in for 20yrs), TJ ( can't remember TJ's actual name)and Jim Ball. Great site you have and would like to hear from any of the guys who where there at the time stationed on the heavys, we never got our due respect for our efforts, the plastic fantastics, who never went out at night, always got the glory. T-3 went out almost every night on patrol or ambush.

NAME = Dave (Spider) Bernstein - GMG3
<EMAIL: dbernste[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Tango-3, RivDiv 131/152
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song Ong Doc, Phoc Xyuen, Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/69-3/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, TX
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at Time 06:53:23 (PDT)


Record 3357
I was the patrol leader of boat 113 on 2/3/67. I have read on two separate sites that August Johnson was not a member of section 513, but of two different river sections, and was a crew member of a boat other than 113. I would like to inform every one that those web sites are wrong. I also read a seawolves' web site and wished to thank them for the tremendous support they gave us on the river.Another man would have died that night from shock and the other wounded man would not have received medical help for quite some time if they had not dropped down into a hostile area and grabbed them and flown them to vinh long. It may not seem important to some ,but i fee that Johnson ought to be included with the men he fought with.Thanks for providing me a way to make this statement.

NAME = harold hicks
<EMAIL: hal-marcene[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr s river section 513
BASEs or LOCATIONs = vinh long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/66 -6/67
FROM WHERE NOW = fairfield, ca
REFFERED By = surfing web sites
Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at Time 15:09:53 (PDT)


Record 3356
I am looking to contact others that served at Navy Bin Thuy at the same time as I. All my pictures have been lost. Does anyone know of any pictures of the airdale side on the net? Does anyone know of an orginization of Navy Bin Thuy Vets? Thanks.

NAME = john chaput
<EMAIL: john.chaput[ at ]navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FASU Bin Thuy
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Bin Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/69 - 6/71
FROM WHERE NOW = sedro woolley, WA
Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at Time 14:46:55 (PDT)


Record 3355
I want to find anyone that knew me ? I don't remember what I was doing wile IN Vietnam,So if any one knows me and can tell me what I was doing in Vietnam from 65-67? Gm-3 Bradley R Krichbaum= At kingofqueen8[ at ]yahoo.com Please

NAME = Bradley R Krichbaum
<EMAIL: kingofqueen8[ at ]yahoo.com>
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Galion, Ohio
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Monday, September 12, 2005 at Time 18:01:02 (PDT)


Record 3354
Welcome home brothers and Thank You. the first 3 months there I had the second tuffest job in Danang, It in the skullery of the chow hall at Camp Ten Shaw. It was hot .greasy with very long hours, Then I was security at the P.O.L. in Chu Lai. That was so long ago and yet it seems like it was just last summer. Love you all brothers.

NAME = Mike Owens
WEB SITE = www.expage.com/owensbassfishing
<EMAIL: bass_fishingguy[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nsad
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Chu Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68-05/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Eaga, mn
Entry Date: - Monday, September 12, 2005 at Time 12:41:38 (PDT)


Record 3353
Worked on the pbr engines

NAME = Richard Norman Gustin
<EMAIL: Richard843[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base support
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 67-July68
FROM WHERE NOW = Lomita, Calif
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 11, 2005 at Time 20:06:52 (PDT)


Record 3352
Great site. Brings back many memories. I'll have to find my slides and add to your site. They include construction of the radar tower on THE HILL and the Christmas Party for the orphans. Time and a bad memory have erased many names. I do remember the Australian Cave with cans of FOSTERS DINNER ALE. The Rec. Hut and the Command Center being the only air conditioned spaces on site. MOMMA SAN & BABY SAN working in the galley & mess hall. I would like to hear from any of the crew still around.

NAME = JOHN J. MORRISON
<EMAIL: jjmmn[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1, UNIT 1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VUNG TAU
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3 FEB '67 TO 3 FEB '68
FROM WHERE NOW = ROSEMOUNT, MN
REFFERED By = Just surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Time 20:12:45 (PDT)


Record 3351
I was the first Crane operator at the Cat-Lo Shorebase. I was one of the first 15 Americans to be Stationed there. The BASE had arrived before us and was in Boxes....what a nightmare. If I remember right we were there almost a year before anybody else showed up. I would like to communicate with anybody else that was there, if that is possible.

NAME = James L. Boever
WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL: jlboever[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Cat-Lo Shorebase
BASEs or LOCATIONs = See Above
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/65-4/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Houston, Tx.
REFFERED By = Google
Entry Date: - Friday, September 09, 2005 at Time 13:38:50 (PDT)


Record 3350
work in galley 1968-1969 don't rember to many folks. janeille and eddie reamer and bill worked in the galley with me.

NAME = floyd doise cs2
<EMAIL: floyd-linda[ at ]eonet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm18 & 21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-=1969
FROM WHERE NOW = port arthur, tx.
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 08, 2005 at Time 18:25:33 (PDT)


Record 3349
I visited SEAL Team ONE platoons on SeaFloat back in 1970 and went out on a few operations. Later, I was assigned to the Biet Hi detachement led by LCDR Spinks EOD as the main USA Advisor. We lived on the beach with the BietHi. My main job was to ride the Swift Boats which were escorting the sand barges for the construction of Solid Anchor. Worst job and a total waste of time for a Navy SEAL to perform in the 'nam war games! I was relieved by a Lance Corporal USMC and he got wounded shortly thereafter and that grunt was relieved by RM1 Gary Smith (SEAL). Erasmo "Doc" Riojas

NAME = Erasmo "Doc" Riojas
WEB SITE = www.mividaloca.biz
<EMAIL: el_ticitl [ at ] yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team TWO
BASEs or LOCATIONs = six month tours of duty
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967, 1969, 1969, 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Pearland , TX
REFFERED By = Bob Stoner
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 07, 2005 at Time 09:25:20 (PDT)


Record 3348
I was assigned to iuwg 1 unit 3 when i arrived at qui nhon. I transfered to base support after 2 months. I was assigned to the maintenance shop rebuilding the v-12's for the boats of CosDiv 15. I was also the gunner for the react team. I'm trying to find any of the guys i served with. All i have are last names,dehart,bistline crenshaw,jones,doten,clappier,smith,LCDR G.H.Pollack my CO.If any of you guys are around,i'd like to hear from ya.

NAME = David Boatright
<EMAIL: d.boatright[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsad Qui Nhon and IUWG 1 unit 3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Qui Nhon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3-68 to 3-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Ft. Worth, Tx
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, September 05, 2005 at Time 15:42:37 (PDT)


Record 3347
Call Sign: Stingray 43, then Stingray 66 Melvin Bourque, Oscar "Lee" Cloninger, Herbert Clevinger. Best friends and crew members. Favorite Pet: "Sam" the Homo monkey. Does anyone remember the Goat that the army painted his balls blue and gave him to us? I forget the name of the sailor that killed him but I think he was from New York. The same guy that shot the rat chewing on his hair one night while we were all sleeping.

NAME = Steve Hamilton
<EMAIL: steve_h[ at ]direcway.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 43,66
BASEs or LOCATIONs = V
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/66-5/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Copperas Cove, TX
REFFERED By = Google Search
Entry Date: - Monday, September 05, 2005 at Time 09:41:03 (PDT)


Record 3346
Call Sign: Stingray 43, then Stingray 66 Melvin Bourque, Oscar "Lee" Cloninger, Herbert Clevinger. Best friends and crew members. Favorite Pet: "Sam" the Homo monkey.

NAME = Steve Hamilton
<EMAIL: steve_h[ at ]direcway.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 43,66
BASEs or LOCATIONs = V
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/66-5/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Copperas Cove, TX
REFFERED By = Google Search
Entry Date: - Monday, September 05, 2005 at Time 09:36:48 (PDT)


Record 3345
Trying to locate Guam Air force veterans serving 1967 to 1969 or near time frame at Westover Ma and Andersen Guam. I am interested and concerned about possible herbicide and agent orange exposures and the illness effects it has taken on those military service whom were most sensitive to contaminants all over Guam and Andersen. If you prefer my mailing address is: PO Box 5622 Corpus Christi TX 78465. Since were called by surname, mine was Flores (buck sargeant) resided in Texas. Comrades were from the South, New England, many from New York, from California, Florida and Texas. I would like to hear from you even if not ill. As exposure illness effect may take 20 to 40 years. Most Guam veterans are not knowledgable on this Guam herbicide exposure. I just found out in August 2005. I have all the illnesses, if not worst case, than those veterans that were placed to duty in country of Viet Nam. More later, please contact me.

NAME = Larry Flores
<EMAIL: LarryG819[ at ]aol.com or LarryF819[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Westover AFB, Ma. and Andersen AFB, Guam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967 to 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Corpus Christi , Texas
REFFERED By = Van Sanderson
Entry Date: - Monday, September 05, 2005 at Time 09:02:17 (PDT)


Record 3344
Haven't heard anything from anyone in years so thougth I would see if I could connect with someone/anyone. I flew helicopters for Aircofat in 1972 under CDR Merle Belto and CDR "Wild Bill" Mulcahye. Anyone out there from that era? What are you up to?

NAME = Lt. Gary Oleson
<EMAIL: gyo[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Aircofat - White Hat Airlines
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Son Nhutt
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Danville, CA
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 04, 2005 at Time 18:28:33 (PDT)


Record 3343
browsing web brought back old memories.

NAME = Gerald R. Wilson Sr.
<EMAIL: grwilsonsr[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = advisor swiftboats
BASEs or LOCATIONs = solid anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/70 -- 10/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Highland, IL.
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 04, 2005 at Time 05:02:04 (PDT)


Record 3342
I served aboard the USS Weiss APD-135 from 1967 to 1969. We did a WESTPAC/Vietnam cruise in 1968/1969. We operated in the Mekong Delta with Navy Seals and Brownwater Navy units. I have a few pictures of Seals and their boats and a couple of brownwater navy boats. We acted as a floating command/communications center and barracks, and supplied gun fire support. A fellow shipmate has created and maintained the following website for the USS Weiss: www.stevenlfletcher.com/weiss/weissstory.html It is interesting and has some photos. There is a USS Weiss APD-135 Association that I am a mamber of. A shipmate has made a previous posting concerning it. It has a quqrterly newsletter and an annual reunion.

NAME = Gary Huesties
<EMAIL: huesties[ at ]genext.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Weiss APD-135
BASEs or LOCATIONs = San Diego and WESTPAC
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Ephrata, WA
REFFERED By = Google search of USSWeiss
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 03, 2005 at Time 15:17:29 (PDT)


Record 3341
Request info: I would like more info on the unit that my Uncle served in. He was in the 1st Army Habour caft. He worked on PBR's, Tug's and Mike boats. My uncle has only started now to talk about his time in country. Any help would be great. I want him to now I am takeing an intrest in what he has to say. I dont know if this helps but my uncle is Canadian.

NAME = Steve Berthaiume
<EMAIL: medic54[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike, PBR and Tug boats
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Siagon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Unknown
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 03, 2005 at Time 11:51:07 (PDT)


Record 3340
i was on board ship in 68-71 and i need info on crashlandings on the fllight deck, i can't remember and i need it for ptsd and they time almost out for me to get the info. if anyone on that ship at the time could help me i would appreciate it very much. it was a great ship. thank you robert stephen newton was a e3 electrician mate and welder at the time.

NAME = robert stephen newton
<EMAIL: Bobnewton2004[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss bon homme richard cva 31
BASEs or LOCATIONs = off shore of vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = pocatello,, idaho
Entry Date: - Friday, September 02, 2005 at Time 16:32:11 (PDT)


Record 3339
All PBR Div 515 Brothers or anyone willing to rejoice, Please contact Eugene Idlett 678-438-7513 Thank You, Love to hear from you!

NAME = ENCS (SW) Eugene Idlett (RET)
<EMAIL: Robins391[ at ]aol.com (Niece)>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR DIV 515
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAHBE, Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/15/68-05/17/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Powder Springs, GA, GA
REFFERED By = VA
Entry Date: - Friday, September 02, 2005 at Time 10:59:31 (PDT)


Record 3338
I spent 3 years and 9 mounths in in the Navy. I went to Boot Camp In San Diego, Calif.

NAME = David Dooley
<EMAIL: ddooley[ at ]ozarkmountains.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Camden AOE2
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Long Beach Calif. / Subic Bay Philipnes
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = I made 3 tours
FROM WHERE NOW = Omaha Ar, Ar.
Entry Date: - Friday, September 02, 2005 at Time 05:50:14 (PDT)


Record 3337
Looking for crew mates who served on the same boat during that peroid. Kent Engle, Johnny Johnson,Denis Fransis,Mac Marcoviac,Chuck White and Ltjg. McNellis

NAME = Jackie L. Smith
<EMAIL: jackls256[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Costal Division 11 PCF-6
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dao Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/66 - 10/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Woodward, Oklahoma
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at Time 20:27:48 (PDT)


Record 3336
Looking for crew mates who served on the same boat during that peroid. Kent Engle, Johnny Johnson,Denis Fransis,Mac Marcoviac and Ltjg. McNellis.

NAME = Jackie L. Smith
<EMAIL: jackls256[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Costal Division 11 PCF-6
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dao Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/66 - 10/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Woodward, Oklahoma
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at Time 20:14:34 (PDT)


Record 3335
I was stationed with the Navy Seawolves in Vung Tau from May 1967 until July 1968. We were first stationed at Cat Lo until our barracks was built at the air field in Vung Tau. I saw this site and was looking at the messages and saw one concerning Chris Maher. Chris and I went on R&R together to Australia and shortly after returning to Vietnam Chris was severely wounded and later died as a result. I tried to contact Chris's relative who had posted the message but was unable to. I hope someone reads this and contacts me. You have a wonderful site.

NAME = Ron Hamilton
<EMAIL: hamilton-ron[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 Navy Seawolves
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/67 to 7/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Bloomfield, IN
REFFERED By = Just out surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at Time 19:59:40 (PDT)


Record 3334
I served in Sa Huynh,RVN (Gilligens Island) from 1968-1969. I was on the USS Boxer LPH4 out of Norfolk, Va when I volunteered for PBR's or Swift boat duty. I was turned down because I didn't have enough time left in the Navy for the school. Little did I know that Bureau of Naval Ops would send me to Coronado, Ca for a SERE school then off to VietNam. I reported into DaNang after an all night airplane trip on Contenental Air Lines. We all joked and laughed most of the way over but within 5 minutes of arriving we received a rocket attack and I knew it would be on for the next 12 months. I took a helicopter ride to Phu Bai then convoyed to Sa Huynh. I loved the island surrounded on three sides by water. We had three or four main row bunkers, a hardstand, a bridge going from the hardstand to the billets, a shower made of a quonset container, an EM club, and one LCM 8 boat that got sunk during TET. I volunteered all the time to make the supply run north to Chu Lai and sometimes we took enemy fire and sometimes we didn't. My good buddy Chuck from Chicago took the run one day, hit a land mine with enemy sniper fire, burst his ear drums and made it alive. I loved my 12 months there filling sand bags, wadding out waist high in the ocean to receive supplies from the Blue Jay USN supply ship, also burning in the water while hooking the oil lines to the oiler off shore. I made many good friends during my year there and would like to know where they are. We are all in our late 50's and 60's now. If anyone would like to write, please do so. I would love to hear from you. My brother Donald made a Gilligan's Island patch after I got home to NC. I still have it today. Regards shipmates, Mike

NAME = Michael Jacobs
<EMAIL: michael.jacobs[ at ]iraq.centcom.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT Sa Huyhn
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Sa Huynh
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sep68-Sep69
FROM WHERE NOW = From NC now in Iraq working as a contractor, NC
REFFERED By = None
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at Time 12:11:47 (PDT)


Record 3333
I am a Royal Australian Air Force vet and I just wanted to say thanks to you guys. Its an honour to know you mates.You may gave heard me on air.I was alpha delta one when it was dark.

NAME = Dave Edwards
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: D_anielle7[ at ]hotmail,com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nil
BASEs or LOCATIONs = vung tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = o4.71-04.72
FROM WHERE NOW = vancouver island canada, BC
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at Time 14:10:54 (PDT)


Record 3332
Hello to all, hope anyone i served with is in good health, and hopefully still kicking, one year on the apl 21, and it wasnt that bad, met a log of good guys who worked like crazy, my best wishes to all, god bless

NAME = tom wyskowski
<EMAIL: thomaswyskowski[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = supply
BASEs or LOCATIONs = anthoi, apl 21, phu quoc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1960
FROM WHERE NOW = new jersey, nj
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Time 18:10:50 (PDT)


Record 3331
went to vietnam with a grup of GMG3 Names Maddox Roy, Ethridge Harold E, Reynolds George A, Truscott Richard G, Spoonemore James P, We were in inertysecurity at Camp Tien Shaw Danang Vietnam, Would like to hear from any shipmate that was stationed there between 1965-1966- (WELCOME HOME)

NAME = David L Gibson GMG1 USN RET.
<EMAIL: davidjoycegibson[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = BOAT YFU60
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CampTienSha Danang Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 65thru July 66
FROM WHERE NOW = China Springs, TX
REFFERED By = Brown Water Navy
Entry Date: - Monday, August 29, 2005 at Time 20:16:06 (PDT)


Record 3330
I recently came upon a cigarette lighter with the swift boat emblem for COSDIV 13, and it is going to be put up on ebay the first week of Sept..in case anyone from the crew is interested in checking it out. Just go to ebay.com and search for lighters or cosdiv 13.

NAME = joe sabol
<EMAIL: jes35[ at ]psu.edu>
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Entry Date: - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Time 15:03:25 (PDT)


Record 3329
When I was at Nha Be We had Tents on a board walk, The TOC was a germinate building and my Radio Shack was attached to it, which was right across the veranda from the officers Quarters. The personnel office was in a screened shack on top of a board scaffolding about twenty feet high, All personnel slept in 24 men squad tents, my tent the operations tent "Sported the only Bar" called the "Drift Inn" on the base which we built without the OIC knowledge until my guys had it done. Then I introduced the Lt. Vervalian (the Oic) to our bar, and assured him it would only be open after working hours and low and behold he went along with it.I had relieved a Chief that got inside of the bottle pretty bad. I wouldn't take a million dollars for that time there but I wouldn't give a nickle to go back. There is a favorite saying now days "

NAME = Billy Huddle RM1 retired
WEB SITE = http://www.visualexpressions.us
<EMAIL: jackhuddle[ at ]cfl.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base support Ops Leading Po
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7-1966 thru 7-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Silver Springs, FL.
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Time 11:28:00 (PDT)


Record 3328
My grandfather served in the brown water Navy. I am looking for anyone who may have known him. His name was Raymond Page, I belive he was a BM chief at the time.

NAME = Michael Petty
<EMAIL: mpetty133[ at ]yahoo.com>
FROM WHERE NOW = Satellite Beach, FL
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Time 10:12:15 (PDT)


Record 3327
Hi all, Im tring to help my husband. He was in The Navy. In country (VN) in 1968-1969 One of the boats he was on was pushboat #90 running up and down the river. He needs to find anyone that might remember him. He has PTSD and the memory is one of the things he has trouble with. His Name is James Charles (JC) White . He was in Cua Viet & Tan Myin 1968 & 69 . You can e-mail me at denimangle[ at ]aol.com Thanks Cheryl White

NAME = JC White
<EMAIL: muggshotzoftx[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pushboat 90
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua-Viet, Tan-My
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Butler, TX
REFFERED By = friend
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at Time 05:58:57 (PDT)


Record 3326
Want to talk to anyone there. Also looking for any info on LTjg Richard Cherry who was stationed up North.

NAME = Jerome Symons
<EMAIL: jbdsymons1 at msn.com jbdsymons1[ at ]msn.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = An Thoi CSC
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/69 - 3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Mesa, Arizona
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Time 18:04:50 (PDT)


Record 3325
This is a great site. I severed with Lighterage Division - NSA Danang aboard YFU 56 from the early fall of 69 to early spring 70 and finished up my tour at COMNAVFORV. I have photos of most of the crewmates from the 56, after 35 years I can only remember a few names. The ones I can remember are Dykes (Craftmaster), Merritt, Winger, BM1 Lowe (Craftmaster in training) & ďCalabriseĒ (spelling ?). I canít remember our gunnerís (I think he was from Texas) or enginemanís names. I have photos of four others I canít place. What I do remember are long hot days doing 7 or 8 knots (on a good day) between Danang and Chu Lai, Sa Huynh, Tam My, Cua Viet, & Dong-Ha. Hauling almost any kind of cargo beer & bombs. In one of the Guestbook entries I ran across a 56 crewmate, Max I couldnít get your E-mail to work.

NAME = Ray Heinrich
<EMAIL: red6830[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 56
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA DaNang & COMNAVFORV
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/69 - 9/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Lynchburg, VA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Time 14:36:19 (PDT)


Record 3324
Am looking for people from 1099th that I may have served with. But would like to hear from all Thanks

NAME = James L Foster
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: bikervnvmc[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cat lie
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Apr 69-nov 69
FROM WHERE NOW = 875 co. rd. 650N, norris City, ILL
REFFERED By = none
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Time 20:45:31 (PDT)


Record 3323
I was diving officer at SCRF Danang 9/68 to 9/69. We had about 15 divers and LCM 8 boat crew and we performed salvage, rescue and diving operations from Cua Viet down to Sa Huynh. Operations included salvaging a PCF at Sa Huynh (don't remember the number, maybe PCF 105?), assisting with recoveries of YFU-62 at Cua Viet, some PBR pump-outs, a lot of harbor clearance, POL repairs, screw repairs, and much, much lobstering for trades with the "local authorities" at Cua Viet, Tan My, Chu Lai, and of course our very home port, Danang. It was a busy year helping many committed shipmates and colleagues from the other uniformed services. This is a wonderful web site, and it is good know that we vets can still share some comeraderie. Many thanks the creators of this site, and best wishes to fellow vets worldwide.

NAME = Dennis Vennen
WEB SITE = www.vennencompany.com
<EMAIL: dvennen[ at ]vennencompany.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM_8 912
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SCRF Danang (Divers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/68 to 9/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Highland Park, IL
REFFERED By = web surf
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Time 19:45:51 (PDT)


Record 3322
I was drafted US Army & took an extra year for a total of three. Then took 6 more for a total of 8.5years Active Went to UH-1D/H MOS School Ft. Rucker, Al. Had a stateside assignment in GA. Then got to go visit South East Asia, called Vietnam. Didn't want to go but was told to go anyway. We were an Assault Helicopter Unit and a very good one I must say. Our job was done to the best of our abilities. We lost people and equipment to ground fire, equipment failure's. We had Outstanding Flight Crews and Maintenance Crews. Then enlisted in the TN Guard from March 1977 till March 2002 for a total of 33.5 years Military and regret None of my time. I am Proud of our Men and Women who are serving now in the many hot spots around the World. All of them deserve our Respect. They may not want to be there but they will do the Job just as we did many years ago. Thank you for the Navy's part of RVN. Thanks to all Service Personnel today who are serving in todays Hot Spots. Thanks and God Bless you and your Families

NAME = Larry Brewster
<EMAIL: lwbrewster[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 162nd AHC, US Army
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Can Tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10-1968 - 10-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Walland, TN
REFFERED By = Johnny Caughran US Navy
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at Time 20:14:10 (PDT)


Record 3321
I need to hear from anyone who served with me on the LST 1169 I need to talk to them about the Agent Orange that we transported from Japan to Viet Nam, we all can and will have health problems, so if you know of any please e-mail me asap. Also I need to talk to "coffee", Mike Coughlyn, from ND. and Jerry Sinks, if possible. Thank you all and long life and good health to all of you.

NAME = William Shepperson
<EMAIL: wshepperso[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Whitfield County LST 1169
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Chu Lai, DaNam, Saigon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 04/65, 03/66
FROM WHERE NOW = Wyoming, Hawaii, and points west, Wy
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Time 16:34:49 (PDT)


Record 3320
My named is Phung Anh, and I was born in 1969, DaNang, VietNam. I am looking for my father named J Sullivan. If anyone related to him, Please contact me at daung_07[ at ]yahoo.com or (916)971-9585. Thanks a lot.

NAME = PhungAnh
<EMAIL: daung_07[ at ]yahoo.com>
Ca
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Time 07:47:40 (PDT)


Record 3319
Great site. I served under MM-1 Felix Penia in "A gang" on the YRBM-21 from June 1970 till November 1971 as a MM-2 school trained AC&R mechanic and what other else needed fixing. I met and eventually married a young lady there named Bac who worked first for the EOD team as a hooch maid/ bartender/med cap interpreter and later worked as an interpreter for Dr Carling in sick Bay. We were married in Viet Nam in August 1973 and came to the US in April 1975 on the evacuation of Sai Gon. Long and not too interesting story about what I was doing in Viet Nam later as a civilian. What happened to the YRBM-21? I visited her once in December while attached to the YF-866. MM-1 Penia was still on board. I was serving at Activity Craft Nha Be and was attached for a while to the YF-866 and later to the LCU-1498 I was at my desk at Activity Craft Nha Be Janurary 1972 when we got word that an American ship had been sunk near Chao Douc. Warrant Officer White looked at me and said, "That must be your old unit, the 21." I answered, "No. When I left her she was at An Long and we haven't sent a Tug Boat to move her." Later MM-1 Penia stopped by on his way out of country and confirmed that he didn't remember being sunk and as he was on the 21 at the time that the American Civilian Cargo Ship was sunk he'd likely remember if it had been the 21. Bac is from An Long and I have returned to An Long several times. As best as we can determine the Vietnamese Navy found her surplus to their needs and sold her. The best information is that she became a floating restaurant in the Philippines. The other story was researched by a former YRBM-21 cook later a newsman from Argentina. He returned to Viet Nam to write a story about the fate of the 21. From his interview with a VC soldier involved in the sinking of the Cargo Ship he concluded that it was the 21 that was sunk. I believe from my research and family contacts that he was honestly mistaken.

NAME = Sam Eaton
<EMAIL: sameaton|at|earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-21 YF-866 LCU-1498
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be (Activity Craft)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/1970 - 03/1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Texas Texas and Viet Nam, TX
REFFERED By = Richard Schliep
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Time 00:56:17 (PDT)


Record 3318
I was the Phoenix Advisor in Dam Doi just up the river from the Sea Float and colaborated with the Seal Team located on the float. I visited the Float on one occasion.

NAME = Paul E. Cary
<EMAIL: pcary[ at ]fergusonperf.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV Team Dam Doi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Cranston, RI
Entry Date: - Monday, August 22, 2005 at Time 19:06:50 (PDT)


Record 3317
Although I spent a few years aboard the 838, My usual post kept me a distance from the crew usually. My minor claim to fame was as follows. Although as we all know drinking on board a U.S. ship is usually against regs, there was a policy on the 838 to lower a LCVP over the side on Sundays to in effect have a floating beer boat. This same LCVP was also night time perimiter security. I was one of the 3 guys that manned the LCVP, and nominally the captain of the craft, as the XO was informed by the CO Lt CMDR. After leaving said XO on the beach designated Foxtrot Foxtrot on Xmas of '69 upon his refusal to give me his weapon upon boarding my craft. The next morning when he wis a bit more sober and alot more pissed we stood in front of the captain, the XO was informed that rank aside I am the captain and responsible for my crew on my boat and thus the little guys win one. Anyway since I slept days and patrolled at night my contact with most of the crew was limited, but I think of the glory days once in a while, and look for Crone and Eddy's? names om the Wall. KIA 8/8/69 I think. Drop a line if you like. I remember names and have some pictures. J.W. Pries

NAME = J. W. Pries
<EMAIL: Metalithics[ at ]verizon .net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 838
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 08/67-02/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Franklin , NC
REFFERED By = Web surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, August 22, 2005 at Time 13:29:27 (PDT)


Record 3316
Stopped by to say SAT CONG!

NAME = Ward Merrill
<EMAIL: ward_merrill[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPS 513 PBRs
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-67
FROM WHERE NOW = In my own little world., OR.
REFFERED By = Me
Entry Date: - Monday, August 22, 2005 at Time 02:50:05 (PDT)


Record 3315
I served on mso 456 uss inflict in the golf of tonkin 68/69 and then in long beach teaching gunnery on msr river boats. I was a gmg2 and had 4 years active duty. Intrestes in any information or pictures of msr mine sweepers in 68/69/70

NAME = william h.rupelt
<EMAIL: wrupelt[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss inflict mso456 / minron 11 msr's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = long beach ca.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/68-1/69
FROM WHERE NOW = desert hot springs, ca
REFFERED By = internet
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at Time 17:22:47 (PDT)


Record 3314
I was radioman on YFU 67 and have not seen or heard from anyone since then. I left behind some great friends and am now sorry for losing touch with them. One in particular was another radioman named Samuel Rae Johnson, if anyone has any info on this great american I would appreciate a nod. I haven't been to the "Wall" cause I don't want to find his name there or that of anyone else I served with. Also Johnny West, both men from Texas and great human beings. Anyone else who served on YFU 67 during this period I would like to hear from you, I was proud to serve with all of you.

NAME = Peter J. Robinson
<EMAIL: peterj[ at ]pipinternet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 67
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov 65 to Nov 66
FROM WHERE NOW = Southwest Mo., La.
REFFERED By = just surfin
Entry Date: - Friday, August 19, 2005 at Time 18:09:48 (PDT)


Record 3313
I was on T-111-9. Fresh out of Boot (well not fresh out, but damn close) Nam was my first duty station. What a growing period, went there a snot nose kid out of high school, returned about 10 years older. I have lost touch with all that served on the "Delta Viking" feel free to email me. Just a brief post Nam history, after Nam I served on Mine Sweepers, Destroyers, Gun Boats, Naval Air Station Memphis, SIMA Long Beach, retired in 1988 as a GSMC. Married 35 years this Jan 06, 2 kids, 10 grandkids.

NAME = Jim Groff
<EMAIL: jgroff[ at ]sangabrielcogen.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon 11 RivDiv111 T-111-9
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67 - 11/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Live in Riverside, Work in Pomona, CA
Entry Date: - Friday, August 19, 2005 at Time 11:50:16 (PDT)


Record 3312
looking for old friends

NAME = Walter Rogers
<EMAIL: Love2yacht[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CAT LO
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Port Monmouth, NJ
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Time 21:50:01 (PDT)


Record 3311
Fellow shipmates, I was a sight setter on the aftergun-mount! If you were there at the same time and remember me Sm. J.Kirk I would like to say hello and converse with you via e-mail even if you do not remember me it would be good to talk with someone who was there and knows what we went through and knows how I feel. My son is now in the army Stationed at Fort Bragg N.C. He is currently fighting in Iraq! Today he took me to the 82nd Airborne musuem while home on R&R I had to leave the area with the exibits on Vietnam after trouble breathing! Am I the only one still trying to cope after all these years? Some feedback and advice would be greatly appreciated! Need someone to talk to that can relate.....

NAME = Jerry W. Kirk
<EMAIL: capt_1701a[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Washoe LST 1165
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Yokosuka Japan
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug/68-Apr/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Orange, Ca.
REFFERED By = NA.
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Time 21:44:09 (PDT)


Record 3310
Stationed in Nha Be from about Sept. 69 to March 70. Was a RM and had to make runs to Saigon during the off hours. The first time I went to Saigon, I got the worst headache I ever had - none as bad since then either. I swore I would not do that again. Well, the next time I was to go, I told Chier Mercer that I had lost my military drivers license. He was pissed. About two weeks later, the good chief called me into his office and said: "Hicks, I have nothing against you, but it is your time to go into the field." I spent the next six months at Thuey Nhon, a PBR support base about five miles from the Parrots Beak in Cambodia - No I was not with John Kerry at the time - and the base was a staging point for our guys who went into Cambodia. That was when President Nixon wanted to see if we could stem the flow of arms, etc. coming in from there. As I recall, nothing much was found. One night a couple of Mike boats - full of armaments "docked" at our base and some sappers placed some explosives on the hull. And BOOM! The only problem was, THANK THE GOOD LORD, the sappers placed the explosives too far to the rear of the boats and they just sank without causing much other damage. Would love to hear from others who were there during that time. Anyone remember "ballbags?"

NAME = Christopher T. Hicks
WEB SITE = www.veteransdayparade.com
<EMAIL: cthicks[ at ]ft.newyorklife.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Unit - Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/1969 - 9/1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Long Beach, CA
REFFERED By = surfing the web
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Time 21:13:39 (PDT)


Record 3309
Hi Guys, Wow, this brought back some memories looking at the shots of Nha Be. I was a 20 year old Apprentice Officer on the Shell Tanker Hatasia. We used to dock and discharge our cargo there. Remember discharging into a 5000 ton tank of mogas that had a live motar round rattling away in it after a load of incomings the previous night. Got back to UK after my tour on board and volunteered at the US Embassy but they would'nt let me join up. Something about being a mercenary??? Since then, been in the Iran/Iraq war on Kuwaiti tankers being shot at there, Operation Earnest Will and just for kicks arrived in Kuwait 4 hours AFTER Saddam. Fortunately I was Captain of the ship so we just turned and got the heck out as quickly as possible. Hey Guys, we're merchant Marine.....No Guns!!! Just wanted to add my thanks and best regards to you all.

NAME = Dick Letchford
<EMAIL: tqsitergl[ at ]kornet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Shell Tankers
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Singapore to Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = In Korea building ships, REFFERED By = Just surfin on in
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Time 00:28:52 (PDT)


Record 3308
Xtas was asking for information on Hermas Braud. He actually died April 21, 2003. I was his signifcant other at the time of his death. I believe his daughter has all of his papers and pictures. I may have some old pictures that I scanned for him before his death.

NAME = Dorothy
<EMAIL: dobieinar[ at ]yahoo.com>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Time 15:23:00 (PDT)


Record 3307
This ia a great site. I'll be sending some photo's. I have a lot of pics with the Swift Boats and their crews in them.

NAME = Jim Leonard
<EMAIL: jpleonard[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Coast Guard
BASEs or LOCATIONs = IV Corps
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/68-8/69
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Time 13:38:25 (PDT)


Record 3306
Looking to make contact with any of my ship mates that were station with me at the time I was there.

NAME = Earl (Buddy) Wilson
WEB SITE = http://www.eastcoastmarineservices.com
<EMAIL: captbuddyw[ at ]ec.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YTB-784 & YFU-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Sigion
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/69 - 4/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville, NC
REFFERED By = MRFA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Time 06:40:24 (PDT)


Record 3305
Served with River Division 572 from August 68 to August 69. Began my tour at Vinh Long, leaving country from Me Tho. Still remember the "smell" of the river, damp nights, and hot days. Have kept in touch with some of the guys from 572. Those days still very much a part of my life. Hope to see my buddies again at one of the reunions. I thank God I was given a good life after the war with a wonderful wife and son. No grandkids yet, still have hope.

NAME = Kenneth Dodd
<EMAIL: kdodd[ at ]finaltouchmarketing.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 572
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/68 - 8/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Temecula, CA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Time 00:08:37 (PDT)


Record 3304
Nice webpage. I hope to hear from some others who were on the apple when I was! I was the one who came at 17 until I turned 18 in May ^ months after I was in country.

NAME = Rod Carr
<EMAIL: carrrod51[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL-30
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam (about 7 months) & then Nha Bhe
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/9/70- 8/13/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dubuque,, Iowa
REFFERED By = Just cheking stuff out & found your guest book
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Time 22:43:34 (PDT)


Record 3303
just looking for some old shipmates, Mike Trout from Odessa Tex.,Richard Pinault of Boston ,Pete Nelson of Boston anybody that was on those barges that would like to chat.

NAME = randy staab mr3
<EMAIL: randy.l.staab[ at ]boeing.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 18 and YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = siagon and mekong rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = JAN. 69 -70
FROM WHERE NOW = Tacoma,., wa.
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Time 13:46:35 (PDT)


Record 3302
i have a cousin who happened to have a father who worked in the USS Caronade ship landed here in the philippines by the year 1969-1971. His name is Lt. Carl King. He has a son here who wants to see his father. His name is Thomas King. If you know this man name Carl just email me. Thanks a lot. Bye

NAME = Jane Nedic
<EMAIL: mjanedic21[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Caronade 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Manila, Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Time 11:40:21 (PDT)


Record 3301
I took over the crane at Cat Lo in 1969 and operated it until it was replaced by a drydock in early 71. It was the YD-174 and named "Big Nat" for a certain girlfriend. Sadly not my girl.

NAME = Richard "Buck" Buchheim
<EMAIL: rb49686[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Repair Division
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/68-07/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Traverse City, MI
REFFERED By = Searching the web
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Time 21:19:21 (PDT)


Record 3300
SECURITY POLICE 4/47 TO 4/68, AGENT ORANGE WAS USED AT NKP AND ALSO STORED ON THE BASE.

NAME = wayne
<EMAIL: bigduke_767[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NKP Thailand
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/67 to 4/68
Wi
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Time 18:43:36 (PDT)


Record 3299
I was just seaching ob the internet for the River Assault division my dad was wit hin the Navy. I happen to run across this website. Just thought I would post to see if anyone was with me dads Division. If you were with this division at this time please feel free to email me and we can talk. My dads name is Jessie G Ekker. All I know is he was in the Navy from Mar. 1967 to Mar. 1969.

NAME = Douglas Ekker
<EMAIL: doug.ekker[ at ]gmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = My dad was with the 131 River Assualt Division
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Unkown
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 somtime
FROM WHERE NOW = Green River, UT
REFFERED By = Just Surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Time 08:16:49 (PDT)


Record 3298
Was with MinRon 11 DET alpha SK1 SKC

NAME = Willie Wilson
WEB SITE = nha be
<EMAIL: Wbear35[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Minrin 11 det A NSA
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = JUNE 1967 to 1969
Entry Date: - Friday, August 12, 2005 at Time 20:39:03 (PDT)


Record 3297
To all, Thank you all for your service! Myself I have been in the Army and Kansas Army National Guard for almost 18 years. I am a life member of my VFW post in Hoisington, Kansas. I go in there to visit with other vets and to hear their stories. One of my fellow veterans said he served on the USS Tutuila ARG-4 during Vietnam and he would like to see if anyone had wrote about the history of the USS Tutuila ARG-4. So I said I would look it up on the enternet and see. I can say, wonderful history, wonderful stories. My friends name is Dean Scott. If anyone knows him, contact me at my e-mail, kerry.d.rose[ at ]us.army.mil We might be able to set up some kind of correspondence. Thank you all!

NAME = Kerry D. Rose
WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL: kerry.d.rose[ at ]us.army.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = na
BASEs or LOCATIONs = na
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = na
FROM WHERE NOW = na, KS
REFFERED By = Just came across this site
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at Time 00:11:18 (PDT)


Record 3296
I served as the engineman on A-92-4. The Boat and all of the crew members survived 7 rockets. April 4, 68, we took three, one thru each gun mount and one into the coxswain flats-everyone was wounded, 4 severely and I never saw them again. In Sept., we took one rocket into the canopy frame on the fantail-everyone there was wounded, two severely and I never saw them again. In Nov., we survived a hit on the starboard side without causualties. In Dec. 1968, we took two more rockets on the port side of the coxswain flats. Four of us were wounded, two severely and I never saw them again. We were on Operation Giant Slingshot at the time. Due to my wounds, I was removed from the boats and went stateside at the end of Feb. 1969. I have approximately 45 minutes of super 8mm film taken while on the boats and have transferred it to vcr. If anyone is interested in a copy, drop me a line. Look forward, Tom Etheridge EN-2-way retired

NAME = Tom Etheridge
<EMAIL: tometheridge[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A-92-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mobile Riverine Force
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Columbus, Texas
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at Time 14:27:19 (PDT)


Record 3295
We were a refrigerated stores ship. Mostly we replenished ships at sea. A few times we did some off loading from anchor, "In at sunrise out by sunset" Except for some dry dock times we were in Viet Nam waters two to three times per year. We would receive our major cargo at NSC Oakland, and run the route, Oakland, Yokosuka, Yokohama, PI, Hong Kong, sometime a side trip to Kobe, Sasebo or Taiwan, picking up food or other supplies. On occasions we replenished Swift Boats, something forgotten until coming across this Brown Water Navy site.

NAME = Donald G. Ray
<EMAIL: sag1941[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Bellatrix AF 62
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1963-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Tallassee, Alabama
Entry Date: - Monday, August 08, 2005 at Time 12:59:06 (PDT)


Record 3294
We were a refrigerated stores ship. Mostly we replenished ships at sea. A few times we did some off loading from anchor, "In at sunrise out by sunset" Except for some dry dock times we were in Viet Nam waters two to three times per year. We would receive our major cargo at NSC Oakland, and run the route, Oakland, Yokosuka, Yokohama, PI, Hong Kong, sometime a side trip to Kobe, Sasebo or Taiwan, picking up food or other supplies. On occasions we replenished Swift Boats, something forgotten until coming across this Brown Water Navy site.

NAME = Donald G. Ray
<EMAIL: sag1941[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Bellatrix AF 62
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1963-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Alameda NAS, Ca
Entry Date: - Monday, August 08, 2005 at Time 12:58:26 (PDT)


Record 3293
I worked in the shipyard my entire tour, June 1970 - June 1971. My BEQ was the Capitol Hotel in Cholon. I arrived in Saigon the week I turned 20. I was an E2 and after a month they gave me the rank of Seaman (E3). I had the time of my life and do not regret my experience. I think about it everyday. For several years now I have been working on a diaroma, a scaled model of the entire yard and river front. If anyone has photos of the shipyard, drydock, shops... etc., I would love to share information and photos with you. Thanks... and WELCOME HOME Steve Loomis, US Navy 1969-1973 By the way... I returned to Saigon in 2003 and took hundreds of photos. The shipyard is still there... as if time had stood still. It is going to be demolished in the near future for a park and apartments. While I was there I photographed one of our former LSTs, the USS Maricopa County, LST 938, which became the Hai-Quan HQ-504. She is still on active duty. Here is a link for you: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/160938.htm

NAME = Steven Loomis (USN)
<EMAIL: sloomis[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group Viet-Nam (Co-Van Hai-Quan Cong-Xuong)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vietnamese Naval Shipyard (BaSon) Saigon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/'70 - 6/'71
FROM WHERE NOW = Phoenix, AZ
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 07, 2005 at Time 15:54:44 (PDT)


Record 3292
Was 3rd Coastal Zone Electrical Advisor as well as Advisor to VNN. Spent a few days on Con Son fixing a generator at their radar site. Would like to hear from others,

NAME = Dennis Mercon
<EMAIL: dmercon[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Vung Tau Harbor Defense Unit
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/1971-11/1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Jackson, TN
Entry Date: - Friday, August 05, 2005 at Time 15:49:14 (PDT)


Record 3291
When YR 71 was turned over to Vietnamese was sent up river to YRBM 21. 1ST CLASS Cotten was my supervisor and I was attached to the Mike Boats.Have medical problems and would like to talk to anyone else with problems.

NAME = William (Bill) C. Poffenberger
<EMAIL: wpoffenberger[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR 71 and YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong River by Tan Chau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 71-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Tulsa, Okla.
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 04, 2005 at Time 19:36:01 (PDT)


Record 3290
I served on board the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42) from 69-71 and while in Vietnam was out of NSA DaNang. I have been back to Vietnam several times. Thhe latest was this year. FYI, Camp Tien Shau has been rebuilt and is now an Army base. China Beach is still the same. I left a message etched in he sand, "I have returned." (G) Welcome home everyone.

NAME = Howard Chernikoff
<EMAIL: ctyankeex2[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Reclaimer (ARS 42)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Pearl Harbor, HI/ NSA DaNang, Deep Water Piers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/69-4/71
FROM WHERE NOW = New Haven, CT
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at Time 10:24:59 (PDT)


Record 3289
Looking for anyone who served at NSAD ISB Qui Nhon in 1971 EN1 Young, EN2 Gove, EN3 walker, EN2 Abair, PN3 Danialson, EN3 David Bowman, GM2 Dan Kirwin, EN3 Gaylon(Bud)Parson, ENC Weiter, Artman, I worked as a boat engineer on the LCM 8 boats and in the out board shop.

NAME = Bob Preston
<EMAIL: bobpreston[ at ]cfl.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ISB Qui Nhon Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = April 1971 to March 1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Titusville, Fl
Entry Date: - Monday, August 01, 2005 at Time 19:32:43 (PDT)


Record 3288
As Radioman, didn't get to see daylight that much. But remember sticking my head out a starboard hatch during GQ to see what whas happening....closed quickly after hearing richocheting small-arms fire on the hatch itself! Brule was a sitting duck in those rivers....

NAME = Steven Elwood
<EMAIL: stevene1[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule AKL-28
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Tucson, AZ
Entry Date: - Monday, August 01, 2005 at Time 14:47:33 (PDT)


Record 3287
Made some good friends and had some good times at Cat Lo, working on the pier crew on the PCF's. Our motto was; " We may look like the devil, but we work like hell." We were always so greasy from being in the bilges of the boats, that the base commander requested that the pier crew not to attend weekley inspections. We loved it!!!

NAME = Bob FitzGerald EN2-DV
<EMAIL: bobf-teri[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity, Cat Lo
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/69-12/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Cape Coral, Fl.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Time 16:23:38 (PDT)


Record 3286
Was on the YFU 57 for most of tour. It was turned over and went on LCU 1492. Like to hear from Ronnie an EN on the 57, Duboise on the 1492 we got in trouble togather for fight in EM club at Tein sha annex. Anyone else on these boats from 69 -70.

NAME = David Collier
<EMAIL: dcollierx5[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 57, LCU 1492,
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/69 - 5/70
Va.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Time 14:56:25 (PDT)


Record 3285
Sent out from HC-1 to replace a CPO on Det-29. I was a first class then. After Hal-3 was formed was sent to Dong Tam, with two flight officers to form Det-6, Left for Vung Tau for last monthe in Nom. WE all did an out standing job, and hung our tails. Best of luck to all hands. Egg.

NAME = Robert H. Eggleston Sr. AMHC ret.
<EMAIL: swwregg[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HC-1 Det 29 (HAL-3 Det 1) Hunderton & Garett cut.s HAL-3 Det ^ Dong Tam
BASEs or LOCATIONs = as above & Vung Tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/67-2/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Newport , , WA
Entry Date: - Friday, July 29, 2005 at Time 15:09:42 (PDT)


Record 3284
What a great web site you have.I was with the 1st Platoon 1099th LCM. Hauled more ammo and troops up and down the river than i care to remember. Floyd Ford

NAME = Floyd Ford
<EMAIL: Rancho611[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th Mike Boat
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Davies,Vung Tau,Na Bhe,Cogido,Long Binh
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 08/65-08-66
FROM WHERE NOW = Yuma, Az
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, July 29, 2005 at Time 14:15:53 (PDT)


Record 3283
Updating email address

NAME = James Lesniak
<EMAIL: ameagle[ at ]wowway.com>
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Time 17:13:38 (PDT)


Record 3282
About five years ago I was asked by a local high school history teacher to speak to his pupils about my experiences and reflections of my military service in Vietnam. I replied that I was not a combat soldier and his students would be more interested in hearing that side of the war. My side seemed somewhat mundane. He insisted that I come. I did. And my life has gotten some of its pieces back simply by me telling my story to those high school students. For nearly thiry years I had surpressed my belonging to the family of Vietnam Veterans. I am not sure why I did that. It could have been out of a sense that it had been an unpopular time for military history or my duty seemed so insignificant or I just did not want to talk about it. But telling my story has opened me to a sense of belonging. I am not hardcore about it but I do have a renewed understanding of the saying "We went together as strangers and came home as brothers." No matter where one served or how one served we all served our nation in the duty to which we were called. My appreciation to each soldier, sailor, airman and marine can never be overstated. To every Vietnam Vet I say from my heart WELCOME HOME. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU. And to the memory of those who gave it all, I will cherish their sacrafice as long as I have breath.

NAME = Billy T. Lowe
<EMAIL: blowe[ at ]fpccnc.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1876 Comm Sq. USAF
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Son Nhut
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/71-12/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Cherryville, NC
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Time 05:55:02 (PDT)


Record 3281
spent 8 months on a river patrol boat with the 188 th mp co.would like to hear from any of the men who were also there in nha be.hope all who read this are doing well. James L Williamson 326 Rector st Phila Pa. 19128

NAME = james l williamson
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: sammysignman[ at ]verizon.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = sigon and harbor patrol nha be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = july 66 to mar 67
FROM WHERE NOW = phila, pa
REFFERED By = myself
Entry Date: - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Time 14:52:50 (PDT)


Record 3280
I went to SERE training&language school in Calf. Arrived in V.N in April 71. Was assigned to RID44 in Ben Luc then moved to Tra Cu.It was a great experance im glad i was there.

NAME = Dan Soder
<EMAIL: soderp3[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RID 44 Tango Alpha & The Monitor
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tra Cu Ben Luc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/71 4/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Portland, Ct.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Time 19:27:03 (PDT)


Record 3279
my brother was on the swift boats (fred burgess) and he is looking for old buddies

NAME = Fred Burgess
<EMAIL: virgil_93638[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = not known
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1971
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Time 15:51:29 (PDT)


Record 3278
Great sight, brought back many memories from 40 years. Thomas Vines CWO4 USN (Ret)

NAME = Tom Vines
<EMAIL: tomvines[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov. 65 - Nov. 66
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Time 14:11:44 (PDT)


Record 3277
I enjoyed looking through your photos. I was an Army Advisor with MACV, Advisory Team # 93. My 5 Man Team was located in the town of Binh Dai, in the Province of Kien Hao. Our dock was located on The Song My Tho, where I was dropped off by PBR several times when I couldn't get a Chopper home. I stayed at your PBR Base in My Tho a number of times. You guys had better food then my District House up in Kien Hoa. Did some Operations with PBR's, Sea Wolf, and the Junk Force. I don't remember the Division Number, but the Call Sign was Druid Patrol. Thank you all, you did a OUTSTANDING job, Welcome Home.

NAME = Anthony Orlando
<EMAIL: Kien Hoa[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV, Advisory Team # 93, U.S. ARMY
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Binh Dai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 03/67-- 03/68
FROM WHERE NOW = West Palm Beach, FL.
REFFERED By = Just surfed in.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Time 10:20:42 (PDT)


Record 3276
Enjoyed seeing the sight. Keep up the good work. At ASTB Vhin Gia we Where told one day a large force of NVA was heading our way and we where going to be evact. Later we where told there was to much activity in the area and chopers could not be spared for an evac. Shortly after we started receiving heavy motor and rocket firer as well as small arms fire. After what seemed to be a real long time I got to see one of the most beutifull sight ever, Puff The Magic Dragon workin' out. THANK YOU PUFF. I left Vhin Gia about a week before the drive into Cambodia would like to hear what happened to that base. I heared a rumor it was over run shortly after I left.

NAME = Gary Smith (Gyspy)
<EMAIL: gsmith2607[ at ]comcast.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Sa Dec, Nha Be, Vhin Gia
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Richmond, VA
REFFERED By = Surfin'
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 21, 2005 at Time 15:39:17 (PDT)


Record 3275
I was on board the Ajax and we operated in and out of Vung Tau, repairing PBR's and other river craft. Also did replenishments and other tender related services as needed for the Navy there. You may have seen us there. The PBR's would be lined up waiting to get onboard to get a haircut, clothes, and other stuff from the ship store. We were pretty popular with the troops, for sure.

NAME = Mel Dorsey
<EMAIL: wa4md[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ajax, AR6
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68, 69, 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Cleveland, GA
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 21, 2005 at Time 05:55:35 (PDT)


Record 3274
I was stationed on the Hunterdon County for a year from 1968 thru the beginning of 1969. If anyone remembers me I need verification of being on the ship during that time frame for the V.A. I need verification that we were in -country plus that we were attacked by the V.C. crippling our boom that lifted PBR's out of the water to be worked on aboard ship. I need verification that we were in a "free fire zone" many times and that we were in the MeKong Delta. The V.A. is requesting this verification by statement from a fellow crew members. I need proof in a statement that we were sprayed by Agent Orange on numerous occasions. If anyone that reads this message is able to help me in any way it would be greatly appreciated. Gerald R. Burnham e-mail....http://earpcat[ at ]redrivernet.com

NAME = Gerald R. Burnham
<EMAIL: earpcat[ at ]redrivernet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Hunterdon County LST 838
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MeKong River Delta Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968--1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Parker, , AZ
REFFERED By = V.A.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Time 21:30:42 (PDT)


Record 3273
Was on the LCU 1500 when it was hit on 28 Feb. 68' Spent a year at Market Time near Cam Rahn Bay.

NAME = Joe Duncan

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU's 1620/1617/1622/1500
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Coranado/Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 66'thru71
FROM WHERE NOW = Japan, REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, July 18, 2005 at Time 13:41:27 (PDT)


Record 3272
WOULD LIKE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE SERVING ABOARD AT THIS TIME. I WAS A 2ND CLALL RADARMAN

NAME = JohnH Burd jr.
<EMAIL: ussshelton [ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USSMONMOUTH COUNTY LST1032
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ALL POINTS ON THE DELTA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/66 TO FEB68
FROM WHERE NOW = ST.LOUIS, MO.,
REFFERED By = SURFING
Entry Date: - Monday, July 18, 2005 at Time 13:40:11 (PDT)


Record 3271
Welcome back to all of you who made it, God bless those of us who did not. Spent the bulk of my tour with the 1099th River Rats out of Cat Lai, Looking for Richard Helvelhorst.

NAME = Wm. Wenger -wrench-
<EMAIL: hcnerw[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th mb
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = june70 to oct71
FROM WHERE NOW = on the coast, or
REFFERED By = just surf'n
Entry Date: - Monday, July 18, 2005 at Time 12:19:19 (PDT)


Record 3270
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR *** DONALD BUSH *** THE LAST ADDRESS THT I HAVE FROM HIM WAS EM-3DONALD BUSH 788-79-74 BOX 34 YFU-60 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DANANG FPO SAN FRANCISCO CALIF 96695 HE AND I WHERE IN BOOT CAMP TOGETHER AT GREAT LAKES ILLINOIS COMANY 772 IN 1965 WE KEPT IN TOUCH UP UNTIL MAY 4 1968 IN THE LAST LETTER HE WROTE TO ME HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO BE TRANSFERRED TO SHORE DUTY TO A NAVY COMMUNICATIONS UNIT IN NEWFOUNDLAND. NOW I DO NOT KNOW IF HE WAS KILLED OR WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM IF ANY ONE OUT THERE READS THIS AND KNOWS WHERE HE IS *** KINDLY LET ME KNOW PLEASE *** MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS ehsmith17[ at ]comcast.net also eugsmith[ at ]hotmail.com *** THANK YOU FOR READING THIS ***

NAME = EUGENE HAROLD SMITH
<EMAIL: ehsmith17[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS JOHN W. WEEKS DD 701 USS MC CARD DD 822
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = QUAKERTOWN , PA
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at Time 19:07:33 (PDT)


Record 3269
Yrbm-16 Vietnam 1967, Knew an Ed Green and have photos and Nomenclature before and after the hit in 1967. We can exchange what we have to maybe helpyou find out more about Ed Green. Hope to be of some help. Also have other names and addresses of members who may or can provide information. Call or write me at Walt Lowney Box 2035 Bigfork, MT 59911 and my phone number is 406-837-6791 any time of the day. I look forward to hearing from any or all who served on board.

NAME = Walt Lowney
<EMAIL: xfile1069[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Chau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/66-12/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Bigfork Montana, MT
REFFERED By = Web page
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Time 15:59:36 (PDT)


Record 3268
just rembering good friends and some bad times.Not to many.I found sk2 wehausen[ at ] sk1 maae , still looking for others. darbey bates and all others that served then. JIM selbey I rember the rpg attack as 1 came in my window of my hut as i just jumped into one of the only bunkers on the base behind our hut .

NAME = pat narry
<EMAIL: cpnarry[ at ]bigvalley.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa det catlo
BASEs or LOCATIONs = catlo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov.68 to nov69
FROM WHERE NOW = Columbia, , ca
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Time 14:35:06 (PDT)


Record 3267
Just trying to connect with some old friends. I was one of the guys who did the fiberglass repair and some salvage work on the PBR's and an occassional Swift boat. I spent most of my time on the Garrett County in the PBR Repair Division. I have tried to get in touch with Wesley Melvin, Dave Spraggins (He passed away last year), Ken Bucho and others but have not had any luck.

NAME = Gary Crull
<EMAIL: crullga[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Garrett County LST 786
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song On Doc & Ha Tien
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct 1969 - Dec 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Weldon, IL
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Time 09:52:24 (PDT)


Record 3266
Hi, I was stationed at NAH BE in 1970. I worked at the 6v-53 engine shop rebuilding pbr engines and running the dyno. I was assigned to the whiskey foxtrot patrol watch. I shared my barricks with Tom Davis from washington. Anyone there at that time please e-mail. thanks, Terry Sadowski

NAME = Terry Sadowski
<EMAIL: TLS34981[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAH BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1-1-70 TO 10-1-70
FROM WHERE NOW = DECATUR, IL
Entry Date: - Friday, July 15, 2005 at Time 20:39:49 (PDT)


Record 3265
PBR 841 Boat Cpt Al sears Eng Paul Andretii Bm John Phillips GMG Don Steigel. I miss my friend & brothers Ned Estes & Frank Jackaruso everday. " You are not truly dead until you are forgoten" Member of Metrolina Vietnam Veteran assoc. VFW Post 9488. 20 yrs. South Carolina Army National Guard. SFC Ret. 2/263 Armor Co C. ......... A co. 178th Combat Eng. God Bless All Shipmates Everywere NEVER FORGET ALL POW/MIA's

NAME = Donald L.Steigel
<EMAIL: pbr593dls[ at ]carolina.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv. Div. 593 pbr841
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nhe Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept./1969/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Charlotte , N.C.
REFFERED By = pbrfva site
Entry Date: - Friday, July 15, 2005 at Time 19:10:53 (PDT)


Record 3264
I was an Engineman Third Class with Mine Division 113 MSM-17 boat. I was one of the original crew that trained in Long Beach then shipped out to Nha Be. I served with a lot of great guys, all of whom, I am sorry to say, I have lost touch with. If you remember me I would love to hear from you.

NAME = Bob Frazier
<EMAIL: imbobf[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be, Cua Viet, Dong Ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/68 - 9/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Phoenix, AZ
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at Time 21:04:58 (PDT)


Record 3263
Just found your site. Hoping to see picture of old "Scrappy Cappy" Also was told by a close freind that his friend served on USS Barbara County. Was there such a ship? I guess all of the GOOD ships are a pleasent memory now!

NAME = Richard Loehn
<EMAIL: poppalo14[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Capricornus AKA 57
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Norfolk Va.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Time 18:33:30 (PDT)


Record 3262
Would like to hear from any staff members who served 1965-1967 when I was assigned. I was a yeoman and was on many inspection parties aboard MSOs.

NAME = Michael Koffler
<EMAIL: ditditdahdit[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Commander Mine Squadron SEVEN
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego, CA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Time 15:54:36 (PDT)


Record 3261
I hope a been page

I was on apl 30 for 3 months then to danang west sercuity for 1 month then 10 months on the lcu 1498 . Transfered to the as 12 sperry a sub. tender. I want to look for a good friend of a man named thomas on the apl. also anyone on the lcu 1498, we had a good tour on her.thanks.

NAME = Ronnie E. Ellis
WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL: rnnell2[ at ]earthlimk.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL 30, LCU 1498, AS 12
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Hue, Dong Ha, Chu Lai, Cua Viet, and San Diego
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 07/66-08/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Killeen, , TX
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, July 11, 2005 at Time 14:45:33 (PDT)


Record 3260
Great Site! Great photos! First time in over 30 years I've searched for any of this...and then to see a photo of shit for brains...too much.

NAME = John Dahlstedt
<EMAIL: jdahlste[ at ]uiuc.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA, LSB, Chffltcoordgrp det C
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, Saigon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 71-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Urbana, IL
REFFERED By = Surfed In
Entry Date: - Monday, July 11, 2005 at Time 10:14:55 (PDT)


Record 3259
I would ask that all persons with prior military service living in California visit the California State Military Reserve web site at http://www.calguard.ca.gov/casmr/ Your years of experience are needed to support and train soldiers of the California Army and Air National Guard. Prior service members will come in at least at their prior rank or higher and when on state active duty are paid commensurate with National Guard pay grades. The State Military Reserve has no federal mission which means you can not be deployed outside of California.

NAME = SPC Christopher M. Mott
WEB SITE = http://www.calguard.ca.gov/casmr/
<EMAIL: christopher.m.mott[ at ]ca.ngb.army.mil>
CA
REFFERED By = msn.com
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Time 19:25:51 (PDT)


Record 3258
I served on the Point Garnet as an ET in those days, and my GQ station was on the two fantail 50 caliber machine guns. I have been able to contact one of my XOs, Michael Rothschild, and one of the skippers, David Zwick. There are other guys I remember, but have had not been able to find were "Mac" [for MacDonald], "Fudsy", "Tuc" [last name Tucker], and Browning (great cook!). I recall many other faces, but I have lost memory of their names. I heard that Browning went to Oakland, CA with his Thai wife. I recall that two of our supply and repair ships at An Thoi were the Krishna and Tutuila. Please write if you were there when I was.

NAME = DAVID B. CRAWFORD, M.D.
<EMAIL: relqntm[ at ]cox.net or David.Crawford2[ at ]med.va.gov>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCG POINT GARNET. WPB 82310. CG SQUDRON 1. DIV. 11
BASEs or LOCATIONs = AN THOI, PHU QUAC ISLAND, SOUTH VIETNAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/1966 - 4/1967
FROM WHERE NOW = LAS VEGAS, NV
REFFERED By = web surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Time 17:16:40 (PDT)


Record 3257
i think about you guys every day.

NAME = theodore s tucker
<EMAIL: tstucker11[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 6255th air base squadron
BASEs or LOCATIONs = binh thuy air base
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov 70 aug 71
FROM WHERE NOW = downingtown, pa
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at Time 08:47:19 (PDT)


Record 3256
I was a MM3 and MM2 in the Outside Repair Shop of the Toot. I spent most of my time repairing air conditioners and overseeing the berthing compartment. I had a pretty boring war, and I always wished I had been assigned to a River or Coastal Patrol Boat. Sigh... They just didn't need MM's on those boats.

NAME = Michael Stansbury
<EMAIL: mr9ball[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau and An Thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/68 - 12/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Monterey, CA
REFFERED By = Found by accident
Entry Date: - Friday, July 08, 2005 at Time 23:31:38 (PDT)


Record 3255
MICHEAL LEWIS. (MICKEY)...does anyone know him or anyone in his platoon.. CHB-1 WILLIAMSBURG V.A... can anyone help...8 yrs searching with nothing..i know he served between (at a guess) 64-70 in vietnam, had a son in 1968 also named michael lewis, wife was francis.. they lived around or outside of new york queens area. would be about 60 ish now. he knew my dad john schneider in the seabees. trying to reunite them and me....please ANYONE HELP.........

NAME = dorothy schneider
<EMAIL: dorothysch[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = none
BASEs or LOCATIONs = none
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = none
FROM WHERE NOW = mechanicsville, va
REFFERED By = site search
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at Time 14:55:27 (PDT)


Record 3254
I spent time in Dong Tam in '69. Was there when the ammo dump was hit. Was at Firebase Danger most of the time....went to Dong Tam twice to get patched up. I thought it was great....compared to FB Danger. Would love to hear from you if you were there prior to FB Danger being given to the ARVN's.

NAME = Terry Patty
<EMAIL: terrypatty[ at ]charterinternet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 4/39th, 9th Inf
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Don Tam (when wounded), Firebase Danger
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Fort Worth, TX
REFFERED By = n/a
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at Time 14:34:59 (PDT)


Record 3253
Does anyone remember me? THE RED MAN. There once was a river rat that was ordered up a canal instead of patrolling the much larger and safer river by a JG who was new in country. The canal was very narrow, barely wide enough to turn the 31' boat around let alone maneuver enough to avoid an ambush plus there were two boats in the small canal. The canal was also choked with floating large water lilies which is not good for a boat that is propelled by water jets when the intake gets clogged with said debris The JG knew this because we all informed him of these dangers before entering said canal. Ahead we went. I was in the lead boat. All was quite until we got to a wide area used by the locals as a landing area for their sampans and water taxis etc. Beyond this turn around area the canal narrowed dramatically so are canal exploring was ended. I was on the aft 50 cal. with a honeywell mounted on it. Thatís a 40 mm. crank by hand grenade launcher that uses a belt containing 40 rnds. If aimed at a 45 degree angle you can get all 40 rounds fired off before the first one hits the ground. Unbeknownst to me at the time the first shot went thru one side of the body of the honeywell and landed inside the weapon. I opened up on the nearest structure with the 50. cutting a line from one side to the other about one to two feet above the floor figuring that would get any and all inside. The next thing I knew the bank across the canal was alive with black pajamas firing at what seemed like point blank range towards us and our escort boat. The 50 was empty from cutting the hooch in half so I latched onto the honeywell and started cranking, it jammed, remember the first shot? I back cranked on the handle a little and it released and started working so I sprayed the foliage around the black pajamas with the honeywell. The 40 mm. grenade, when it explodes, sends copper wire wrapped around the explosive charge in every direction. The black pajamas kinda melted into the ground and canal. The firing subsided so we decided to boogie but one of the pumps was clogged so are forward progress was not what we needed. Being in the aft position where the pumps are it was my job to clear the pump which entails lifting a deck hatch removing the pump cover reaching in the pump and pulling the water lilies and snakes from the grate on the bottom of the boat. All the while exposing yourself out from behind the only protection we had which was the bullet shield on the 50 cal. Just as I was cleaning the clogged pump with my ass in the air our cover boat came up along side and laid down suppressive fire till we were under way. Intel reports we got said they packed out the dead and wounded in 30 sampans, the sea wolves took care of them. We also heard the JG got his ass reamed and we never saw him again.

NAME = Merrill
<EMAIL: ward_merrill[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPS 513 PBR 97
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vihn Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-67
FROM WHERE NOW = Riddle, OR.
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at Time 21:36:43 (PDT)


Record 3252
Arrived as a unit. Combat Sensor Warfare Unit 4. Split up and I was assigned as Naval Advisor at Tien-Sha.

NAME = Laney Deaton
<EMAIL: lancin73[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Navy Advisor Group, CSWT 4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tien-Sha, NSF DaNang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11-70 12-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Camden, Ohio
Entry Date: - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at Time 09:37:16 (PDT)


Record 3251
Hey guys, How are you ,I am working as a Police Commander In Merced, Ca. I was the guy that was always working out with the weights on board. Think of you guys often of the Pity City or Piggin Co. Remember the pig we brought back from Vietnam to Hawaii.

NAME = Wally Broughton
<EMAIL: mariabroughton[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Guam, Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Merced, , Ca.
REFFERED By = Surfed on in
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at Time 19:47:31 (PDT)


Record 3250
JUST A GREAT SITE.BRINGS BACK MANY MEMORIES

NAME = DON HECKE
<EMAIL: don9329[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MINDIV 113
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CUA VIET
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/69-12/70
FROM WHERE NOW = HOT SPRINGS, AR
REFFERED By = SURFING
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at Time 15:23:10 (PDT)


Record 3249
Would love to hear from anyone in Riv Div 574 during this time. I did not keep a journal or take many pictures. Please help me piece together the history we went through together. Thanks and hope to hear from some of you.

NAME = Dean Nelson
<EMAIL: dean12648[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 574
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be, My Tho, Vam Co Rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct. 68 to Oct. 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Live in Madison Wisconsin , WI
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at Time 09:34:12 (PDT)


Record 3248
Looking for A friend that went to same unit and was TAD to the Provisional Rifle Company with 1FSR/FLC. His First name was Mark. Can't remember last name. He went by the Nickname Frenchy while in the Nam. Anyone in the PRC pleas respond if u know of this Person. Would love to get ahold of him and see how he is doing. Semper Fi Marines.

NAME = C. Wayne LaFitte
<EMAIL: namvet752000>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = EgineerMaint.co. Maint.Bn. 1stFSR/FLC
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp books.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov69-Oct70
FROM WHERE NOW = Corinth,, Ms.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 02, 2005 at Time 12:48:07 (PDT)


Record 3247
First night in country pulled the mid watch. I was 17 when i went to Dong Tam and turned 18 six months later still in Dong Tam. Shortly after I arrived in Dong Tam and was out exploring the base,we got hit by a mortar attack in the middle of the day. One round hit so close to me it threw me about 10ft. through the air. all I remember, is dirt, smoke & fire and my ears ringing like hell. Ithen got up and ran to my duty station without thinking. I was a bit dirty,but no wounds anywhere. I saw man blow his brains out. Watched as the corpsman worked on identifying one of our crew who had been in the water for about a month. I'll never forget that smell as long as I live.Watched as a Vietnamese Seal beat totured his own people for deserting.There was bodies removed from several riverboats. Other than that I guess things still sucked. Me sow howney ! Make boom boom with cherry boy. We're all buku dinky dow.

NAME = Rod Carr (Cherry Boy )
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: carrr51[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL 30
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, 6-7 months and ended tour in Nha Be, Mekong Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/70 - 7/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dubuque, Iowa
REFFERED By = just happened by
Entry Date: - Friday, July 01, 2005 at Time 21:40:04 (PDT)


Record 3246
As an E-4 Engineman I arrived in September '69 at Dong Tam. I served first in the engine repair shop(later heavily damaged when the ammo dump was sabotaged),then on the utility boats in the harbor (identified on your web-page as a "whiskey boat"), then finally as one of a crew of three on the big crane, YD-220.I recall that I was replacing a fellow named Thompson whose time to return home had arrived. Roy Haake (EM6) was our skipper on the crane, and the second on-board Engineman was a fellow named McNulty (EN3). McNulty and I were responsible for all maintenance of the mechanical doings on the crane, including the main engine. Roy was the operator of the crane, I believe he was on his third tour at the time. Due to it's size, the crane was an obvious target and was fired upon many times during the time I spent at Dong Tam. It did take a direct hit from one very large projectile, blasting away some very heavy guage deck plating that made up the pedestal the crane rested upon. The detonator buried itself in the locking mechanism for the turret. I still have some very nice photos of the damage from that attack.Miraculously noone was injured. I noticed a photo of the crane on this site, depicting a severe list to the aft. The caption says a rocket created that situation. I am curious...this must have occurred after my departure. Does anyone know if it sank? If so, was it salvaged? I cannot imagine them leaving such a valuable asset to lay in the mud of the harbor. I have never spoken with Haake or McNulty since my departure from VN in September of '69. My hope is that this posting may generate some contact.I have some photos of them that they or their families might enjoy having. During the time on the whiskey boat I participated on the overnight security patrols that were implimented once sapper activity began to increase, especially after the Westchester County was blown up while at anchor near My Tho. I'm getting long-winded here. I would enjoy swapping stories for anyone who was there around the time of my tour. Also, to share the experience of the night of the ammo dump destruction. Welcome home to all the brothers and sisters who served then (and now!). I feel very proud to be associated through our service and experiences. Wally Barnick (sometimes referred to as Barney) EN3, USN NSA Dong Tam 1968-69

NAME = Wally Barnick
<EMAIL: wally[ at ]cencalmortgage.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Dong Tam/YD220
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/1968-09/1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Atascadero, CA
REFFERED By = web surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, July 01, 2005 at Time 15:31:48 (PDT)


Record 3245
Hello River Rats: Just wanted to post my new email and say hello to all the crews that served at Song Ong Doc, on Operation Breezy Cove. Also hello to all the radiomen that served at Cat Lo, especially from late Fall '69 to Fall '70. Doing OK and catching a few waves, living the good life down here in Southern Cal. Caught up with my high school sweetheart a few years back and finally got hitched. Take care all, God Bless, Regards, Dennis Walker (RM3)

NAME = Dennis Walker RM3
<EMAIL: dennis.walker[ at ]skyworksinc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB Song Ong Doc / NSAD Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept '69 - Sept '70
FROM WHERE NOW = Corona, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed In
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Time 17:06:59 (PDT)


Record 3244
I started out at NSAD Tan My in I Corp and while I don't remember his name, I had a good friend from Rockville MD. who was the Lima Papa Charlie when I rotated out. I also went down to PBR Mobile Base II in the Delta in mid 1969 til March of 1970. There was a second class personnellman there who was leaving country the same time as I did, and I never got the chance to tell him good-bye. He was one of the few people I met in country that still cared about helping people after being in country for a year. I was scheduled to leave on 30 MAR 70, but after I talked to him, he called Saigon and had me moved up to rotate out on 06 MAR 70 since it was my second trip there.

NAME = Larry Tomasik
<EMAIL: larrytomasik[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Tan My, I Corp
BASEs or LOCATIONs = PBR MoBASE II, Mekong Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1st 68-69 2nd 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Sulphur, LA
REFFERED By = Larry Fall
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Time 14:52:41 (PDT)


Record 3243
There once was a river rat that was ordered up a canal instead of patrolling the much larger and safer river by a JG who was new in country. The canal was very narrow, barely wide enough to turn the 31' boat around let alone maneuver enough to avoid an ambush plus there were two boats in the small canal. The canal was also choked with floating large water lilies which is not good for a boat that is propelled by water jets when the intake gets clogged with said debris The JG knew this because we all informed him of these dangers before entering said canal. Ahead we went. I was in the lead boat. All was quite until we got to a wide area used by the locals as a landing area for their sampans and water taxis etc. Beyond this turn around area the canal narrowed dramatically so are canal exploring was ended. I was on the aft 50 cal. with a honeywell mounted on it. Thatís a 40 mm. crank by hand grenade launcher that uses a belt containing 40 rnds. If aimed at a 45 degree angle you can get all 40 rounds fired off before the first one hits the ground. Unbeknownst to me at the time the first shot went thru one side of the body of the honeywell and landed inside the weapon. I opened up on the nearest structure with the 50. cutting a line from one side to the other about one to two feet above the floor figuring that would get any and all inside. The next thing I knew the bank across the canal was alive with black pajamas firing at what seemed like point blank range towards us and our escort boat. The 50 was empty from cutting the hooch in half so I latched onto the honeywell and started cranking, it jammed, remember the first shot? I back cranked on the handle a little and it released and started working so I sprayed the foliage around the black pajamas with the honeywell. The 40 mm. grenade, when it explodes, sends copper wire wrapped around the explosive charge in every direction. The black pajamas kinda melted into the ground and canal. The firing subsided so we decided to boogie but one of the pumps was clogged so are forward progress was not what we needed. Being in the aft position where the pumps are it was my job to clear the pump which entails lifting a deck hatch removing the pump cover reaching in the pump and pulling the water lilies and snakes from the grate on the bottom of the boat. All the while exposing yourself out from behind the only protection we had which was the bullet shield on the 50 cal. Just as I was cleaning the clogged pump with my ass in the air our cover boat came up along side and laid down suppressive fire till we were under way. Intel reports we got said they packed out the dead and wounded in 30 sampans, the sea wolves took care of them. We also heard the JG got his ass reamed and we never saw him again.

NAME = Merrill
<EMAIL: ward_merrill[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPS 513 PBR 97
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vihn Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-67
FROM WHERE NOW = In my own little world, OR.
REFFERED By = Others
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Time 22:04:14 (PDT)


Record 3242
i would like here from any one that served with the 329 trans co danang or served on l c u 1572 or l c u 1575 from 1967-1968 my boat skipper was wo-4 johnson.

NAME = wayne spoon
<EMAIL: robinson[ at ]alaweb.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 329 trans comp on lcu 1572 and 1575
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang qui vet river
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = 26450 spoon ln opp, al
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Time 18:54:45 (PDT)


Record 3241
I WAS STATIONED IN CORONADO CALIFORNIA WHERE I WENT THRU AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING FROM OCTOBER OF 1970 UNTIL JANUARY OF 1971. I WAS STATIONED ABOARD THE ASKARI ARL-30 IN THE GULF OF SIAM I WAS ON BOARD FROM JAN TO MAY. I THEN WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AT CHELSEA NAVAL FOR 1 YEAR AND LATER DISCHARGED. I WAS AN ENGINEMAN AND WORKED ON THE PATROL BOATS REPLACING DIESEL ENGINES AND MAINTENANCE.

NAME = JOHN CORMIER
<EMAIL: JOHN[ at ]COUNTRYOIL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ASKARI ARL-30
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CORONADO, VUNG TAU, CHELSEA NAVAL HOSPITAL
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/71 - 5/71
FROM WHERE NOW = GARDNER, MA
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Time 05:50:33 (PDT)


Record 3240
WHAT'S GOING ON, CAN'T FIND ANY NEW GUESTBOOK POSTINGS

NAME = ron cook
<EMAIL: ron[ at ]desnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi, danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = slc, ut, UT
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Time 15:11:51 (PDT)


Record 3239
Hey tom remember we used to pop each others pimples on our backs

NAME = joe borits
<EMAIL: josie[ at ]tymewyse.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = I was in the third division assault boat coxwain i drove mic 3 and other boats. my best friend back
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Uss Calvert apa-32
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Opperation perona 1965
FROM WHERE NOW = Retired from the us Forest Service, Entry Date: - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at Time 19:44:40 (PDT)


Record 3238
Well....One specific time I was on the YRBM 16 and they had a cake and a celebration for the Sea Wolves 1,000 landing. I still have the picture of the cake with the toy huey on it for decoration. May 1971 I retired as a chief petty officer/ CS1 ( leading commisaryman) Looking to get intouch with any guys that may remember me. thanks Otis Keene CPO (retired)

NAME = Otis Keene
<EMAIL: cjakeene04[ at ]famvid.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan. 1969-Jan.1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Plainfield, IN
REFFERED By = Son found this site and is taking care of info received for me.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Time 20:24:56 (PDT)


Record 3237
Ijust started looking for info as to what ever happen to the 1077 and ran across you're web page.Icould'nt remember what the heck the name of the patrol boats were either.This is like i've found a long lost family.I sit and read these e-mails and its all coming back to me the names of the places i've been also.I don't remember the months i was over there,but we ran supplies out of Danang,like most of the other LST's home ported in Guam.I also tryed to get duty on the county's homeported out of Japan,kbut was never able to.anyone want to e-mail me feel free to do so. Larry Clark

NAME = Larry Clark
<EMAIL: karlar81[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Park County LST 1077 and boatsupport unit one
BASEs or LOCATIONs = home port Guam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Seattle area, Wa
REFFERED By = you're web site
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Time 19:35:25 (PDT)


Record 3236
I am writing a book on LST 859. I am collecting stories from crew members. Please contact me if you have served on LST 859. Thank you for serving our country! blueskymtn[ at ]cinci.rr.com

NAME = Author: Ron Blair
<EMAIL: blueskymtn[ at ]cinci.rr.com>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Time 12:25:35 (PDT)


Record 3235
I remember our portable beer bar that would be set up on the beach when our LST would beach. Also; being Mined on the Cau Viet River in 1967. I remember Our Captain having the LCVP crew tying the Ship's stern anchor to the stern of the LCVP, and dragging it out into the river where we dropped it while the Captain was running the ship up on the Beach. I thought the weight of the anchor was going to sink our small boat! Lot's of other good and bad memories.

NAME = Mike Mctyre
<EMAIL: acwpup09[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Coconino county LST-603
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cau viet River, Danang, Mekong Delta, Cam Rahn, all over.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/1966-5/1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Kennesaw, Ga
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Time 15:41:32 (PDT)


Record 3234
I believe that APB 40 was assigned too RivDiv 119. Call sign was "EQUAL HOTEL" Also assign was 9th InfDiv, 9th MedBatt.

NAME = HMC Gary Mahneke USN/Ret
<EMAIL: www.lotuspest[ at ]islc.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Nueaces APB 40
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Can toe
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 - 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Beaufort, SC, SC
REFFERED By = explorer
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Time 13:53:28 (PDT)


Record 3233
Just returned from the NSA DaNang/CBMU-302 joint reunion in Branson, MO (June 16-19, 2005). There were 120 folks there including 69 from CBMU-302. It was a wonderful affair and I'd like to thank CDR Jerry Hubbs, current leader of the NSA DaNang Veteran's Asson. for hosting it and putting on such a great event. CAN DO! Dave Schill, President, CBMU-302 Assn.

NAME = David W. Schill
WEB SITE = http://www.cbmu302.homestead.com
<EMAIL: dwschill[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CBMU-301 & 302
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua Viet, Chu Lai, DaNang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 04/70-04/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Moorestown, NJ
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Time 13:10:08 (PDT)


Record 3232
Hi, I am trying to find anyone that may remember my dad. His name: RON SWEITZER. He came from Pennsylvania when he joined. He did two tours. I know he was a "River Rat" & also served aboard the USS Midway. If anyone remembers him please email me. Thank you, J.Sweitzer

NAME = RON D. SWEITZER
<EMAIL: sweitjs[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1967
MN
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Time 10:33:30 (PDT)


Record 3231
Left comments few years ago, just touching base. Still wearing tiger greens and thinking incountry, but in recovery and clear headed. Thinking of "Doy", "Sandy", "My Lee" and the other kids we left behind. Wonder if those indigedous types we saved ever think of us. Cue Hoi.

NAME = Larry G Gass
<EMAIL: larryggass[ at ]excitwe.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB Cau Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Sulphur, La
REFFERED By = reconing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Time 09:06:52 (PDT)


Record 3230
I was stationed at MACV HQ J-6 at Tan Son Nhut AB, Mar 67 - Mar 68. Stayed at the KY-Son Hotel in Saigon. I was a RM2. Was stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Key West FL for 2 years prior to Vietnam. Would like to hear from anyone who may have been here same time.

NAME = James Paul Turner
<EMAIL: jturner[ at ]komatsuna.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MACV J6
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/67 - 3/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Henning, Tn
Entry Date: - Monday, June 20, 2005 at Time 09:38:44 (PDT)


Record 3229
Is it possible to trace a US vet from Phil station possibly assigned to vietnam known to then LUCY Magora of the Philippines in July 1963.

NAME = rebecca louise magora
<EMAIL: circmagora[ at ]yahoo.com>
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at Time 02:16:29 (PDT)


Record 3228
HI" SHIPMATES. I SERVED ABOARD THE USS CARRONADE IN 1968-1970, STATIONED IN YOKOSKA, JAPAN. LOOKING AT THE PICTURE ON THE WEBSITE BRINGS BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES. I DID NOT SEE ANY PICTURES OF ME. SEE IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER THIS. WE HAD A CREWMAN WHO NEVER LIKED TAKING SHOWERS, AND IN CLOSE QUARTERS THAT IS A NONO. THE CREWMAN WAS RAMSEY AND WE ALL GOT HIM INTO THE SHOWER AND SCRUBBED THE LIVING TAR OUT OF HIM.HE TOOK SHOWERS FROM THAT DAY ON. LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. I HEARD CHIEF COWAN PASSED AWAY IN 2002, HE WAS A GOOD GUY. LESTER JUAREZ DECK HAND 4TH DIV.

NAME = LESTER JUAREZ
<EMAIL: lv4rams[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CARRONADE IFS-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = YOKOSKA, JAPAN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = 15121 DEVONSHIRE ST MISSION HILLS , CALIF
Entry Date: - Friday, June 17, 2005 at Time 16:10:13 (PDT)


Record 3227
I reported one night to the USS Outagamie County LST 1073 on crutches with almost cured second degree burns on my feet from a previous mess cooking accident. I was young, I remember being underway for the first time, leaving the port of San Diego, getting sea sick throwing up in my blue cap and casting it over the side. I was assigned to the deck force and I quickly found out what that was all about. As soon as we picked up some pontoons, vehicles, and supplies the ship was loaded to the hilt and underway. I was facinated by all it could carry. It took a long time to get there, but we finally got to unload the ship in Vietnam. I recall being on watch one night on the ship's main deck in Siagon and thinking, why are those rats on the pier so big? General quarters was fun it gave us a break from the daily grind. We did work alot onboard, we were kept so busy working on the ship all the time that we never had a chance to get lonely. When we got back to San Diego I was transfered. I look back now to a some of the good times I had onboard and it is hard to remember the names, but I still remember the faces.

NAME = Jesus Ortega Jr
<EMAIL: jesseortega[ at ]netscape.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Outagamie County LST-1073
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Chu lai, Siagon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/66-08/66
REFFERED By = Google Search
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Time 15:30:53 (PDT)


Record 3226
I had to change Email addresses. DAMN SPAMMERS!!!

NAME = Bob Cooley EN3
<EMAIL: bcool[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RAID 72 ATF 211
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, Danang in 69
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = oct 69 mar 72
FROM WHERE NOW = Ohio now Atlanta, Ga
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Time 08:05:43 (PDT)


Record 3225
helping my dad.it is hard for him to look at his past.we want to find brothers who may have been in combat with him.we would love to here from someone.anything will help.thank you

NAME = vernon wilson (butch)
<EMAIL: wilson7166[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th transit company (river rats)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = chu lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = louisville ----- same, ky
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Time 20:16:30 (PDT)


Record 3224
Rode YDU 76 in 69 up to when the Army took control of boats, I was cook aboard boat. Two Navy stayed on boat for awhile. The electrician (don't remember his name) and my self. Worked under a Army Warrant named Coward. ex Navy. Good crew and good times. Surprised at complaint of Ski Laks. Outstanding accomadations when I was there. A Cooks dream. Ovens, stove nice civilian kitchen. Berthing was nice and we always had hot water showers and AC. A little laundry room. Scary running the rivers with all that ammor and going into some rivers were a trip. Tam My to get to the Perfume was nothing but a roller coaster. Wild Finally relived by the Army completly and went to ACTOV craft, Tien Sha, and then rode the rivers down south for the next year.

NAME = Swenson
<EMAIL: jcswen[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 76
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, Chu Lai, Tam My
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 66/67-69/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Lynn,, Ma
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Time 19:48:19 (PDT)


Record 3223
looking for shipmates

NAME = Tom McMaster
<EMAIL: Tom[ at ]rmcmaster,maddbs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = de1023
BASEs or LOCATIONs = west-pac
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = --, ny
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Time 11:12:26 (PDT)


Record 3222
Great site. Seeing the yrbm 16 brought back memories. A small group of 534 guys were on the 16 that awfull nite. We were in the compartment nex to the one that took hit. We also fought the fie the next day.When we finally got our boats we went to MyTho,the fist MARK ONES. I would like to here from any other 534 guys. Wayne

NAME = Wayne A Forbes Jr
<EMAIL: frntgnr534[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv/sec/div. 534
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nhabe/yrbm16/MyTho/apl55/TraCu vam co dong/
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept 67/Apr.69
FROM WHERE NOW = Coatesville, Pa
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Time 08:53:48 (PDT)


Record 3221
Do any of you remember the yellow stucco compound with the boat dock on the bank of the Bassac? We had the 50 cal on the roof. We also had small boats for special ops. I was based in that house. I sometimes visited the Barge.

NAME = Cy Faneca
<EMAIL: cysthename[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CIA
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Embassy House, Chau Duc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Gulfport, MS
Entry Date: - Friday, June 10, 2005 at Time 21:57:44 (PDT)


Record 3220
I will be interested to find any information on the YRBM-16 to build a 1/48 model, plan, photos. Thanks for your help. Philippe

NAME = Philippe Dognon
WEB SITE = www.helopatches.com
<EMAIL: kits.discount[ at ]wanadoo.fr>
Entry Date: - Friday, June 10, 2005 at Time 14:20:01 (PDT)


Record 3219
A small word from a 32 year old guy from Belgium... I can't find the right words to say thank you men! You are the true heroes!!! I'm not even worthy to give some comment but you men do a great job! People should realize that the things you do set them free in every way of their lives. In Belgium I served as a medic in a fighting unit, called the 2nd/4th lansers, a tank regiment. I served for 4,5 years and did one tour in Yougoslavia. Now I'm a law enforcer doing this for four years and I'm proud of what I'm doing. But this is nothing compared with the things you do! To end, I respectfully send my heart to you all , wishing you all the best and hope every one of you in the field make it back alive. Also I pay my deepest respect and feel nothing but modesty for those who were KIA or MIA. For they brought a little more peace in the world! I could only hope for a little word from maybe one of you but I'll understand if it won't happen. I remember and think of you all in my prayers! You rule!!!

NAME = De Boeck Pascal
<EMAIL: pascal_de_boeck[ at ]hotmail.com>
FROM WHERE NOW = From Ghent, Belgium, REFFERED By = "Men in green faces" by Gene Wentz & B.A. Jurus
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at Time 13:42:33 (PDT)


Record 3218
I commanded Co B, 3/60, Feb-Jul 1968. I was stationed in Dong Tam and on the USS Benewah. Seems like one Company was on the "APPLE", and another on the maintence ship. As CDR Co. B/3/60. I was on the USS Benewah. The Brigade HQ. was there also. I enjoyed many excurisions from the pontoons on TANGOS early in the mornings. Boat trips in the canals and rivers were so much fun, especially because they always started about 0230 and ended when the ramp was dropped on an unknown riverbank, where Charlie was supposed to be. It was especially fun for our Navy Friends who enjoyed the machinegun fire and B-40's while we hunkered down into the bottom of the "Tangos". Those Navy troops will always be heroes in my mind! I still cannot believe that men will stand/sit in their seats to guide boats in the face of so much fire. I did it in the field where I had a ditch or hole to hide in. My Navy buddies did it sitting up on the water like targets! We all lived together on the ships, Benewah,and the others, Navy and Army and we all shared similar experiences. But somehow, I always thought the Navy guys were much more endangered than my troops. It is difficult to explain these days. I remember a time that Charlie hit the Benewah with a B-40. Fortunatly the guy was on duty and not in his bunk. I would do it again if I weren't too old. I was wounded in Ben Tre Jan '69, and evacuated, still a member of the MRF. Mervin W Greene

NAME = Mervin Wayne Greene
<EMAIL: mwgre[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Benewah
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68-01/69
FROM WHERE NOW = 3816 Pinedale St, Brandon, FL
Entry Date: - Monday, June 06, 2005 at Time 20:50:39 (PDT)


Record 3217
I was surfing the net, typed LST 1032 and found this site. Great job. I'll watch for other LST 1032 posts.

NAME = Joe Barry

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 1032 1966 to 1967
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 - 1967
Entry Date: - Monday, June 06, 2005 at Time 05:25:44 (PDT)


Record 3216
Wow I saw a story about LCU on this site and was stuned to see my boat mention.I was one of the guys Bob upshaw talk about not by name whom went to Coronado Calif.I was the second guy who check in there.As I was told the first 21 guys with the right job class were pick to man the 3 boats Bob Upshaw talk about.I was asigned to the 916 boat.We train there and went to Camp Pembleton then on to Washington to pick our boats.Boy they were a mess.I was an electrican /engineman.The oil had never been drain fron the engines and it was nasty. we had to pull the heads off to clean them and re do the fule injectors. We did land in Chu Lai first then on to Danang.Our boat made a lot of trips to Hue and later we were the first of three boats to go up the cau-viet river to Dong Ha.Our Boat Was change to YFU-61.Our job did not change.About Aug a couple new boats were brought over And the crews on then were a joke.they were suposed to have been train at Subic-Bay but as I was told all they did was git drunk.TRUE NAVY.Anyway the 57 boat floated out of the lSD but the crew did not know how to start the engines no joke""".I was getting a rep for knowing the engines on theese boats and was ask to tranfer to the 57 boat but I said no.They had my rate screw up some where and listed me as a deck hand.so I said I wound not tranfere unless something was done about it.Strings were puled real fast and I got my rate back and the E-6 boatswain mate told the E-5 and 4 engieman I was there boss and if they did not like it leave.He was hot.Here he had a boat but could not get underway.I then transferd over to her and ran the boat The E-5 was written up and tranfered out.well thats a short story Hope to hear from others. ED.

NAME = Ed Paxton
<EMAIL: epmlp[ at ]watchtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 916--YFU61 tranfered to YFU57
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct 65-Oct 66
FROM WHERE NOW = Delphos Ohio, Ohio
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at Time 14:56:23 (PDT)


Record 3215
I am David L. Stanard, PO3, served with River Section 532. Looking for shipmates from that unit. Pray this message finds you all well. Dave

NAME = David L. Stanard
<EMAIL: stanard[ at ]centurytel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon 5 RivSec 532 Boat 140
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CatLo and MyTho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/66 - 9/67
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 04, 2005 at Time 20:19:28 (PDT)


Record 3214
I have injoyed reading the storys, and looking at all the photos. seeing photos of old friends.

NAME = Gerald R. Wilson
<EMAIL: grwilsonsr[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = costalflotila5 swift boats Advisors
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/70 10/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Highland, IL.
Entry Date: - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Time 22:36:23 (PDT)


Record 3213
Dear Brothers, Just wanted to say it's been 35 years but I still miss you guys, no matter where you're at and glad,no proud to say I was with you there at Go DAU HA and never regret a day of it...Once a RiverRat, Always a Riverat!!!

NAME = William C Smith JR
<EMAIL: BillMar54[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATSB's Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONs = GO DAU HA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4-69 to 4-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Franklin, , TX
REFFERED By = Other Riverrats
Entry Date: - Friday, May 27, 2005 at Time 22:38:02 (PDT)


Record 3212
Brother was marine & injured by a mine. Left to go to Hospital in Japan to be with him. He died 6/6/68. Named a damn after him in Vietnam. McLelland Dam

NAME = Len (Mac) McLelland
<EMAIL: lendee[ at ]direcway.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Gunners Mate River Rat
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Don Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/68 to 5/68
MT
REFFERED By = Just surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, May 27, 2005 at Time 18:48:39 (PDT)


Record 3211
Welcome Home!

NAME = Pauley
WEB SITE = http://home.comcast.net/~paulbylin/index.html
<EMAIL: Pauley68[ at ]gmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 84th Engineers - Phu Tai S. Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 04/68 11/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Derry, NH
REFFERED By = Web Ring
Entry Date: - Friday, May 27, 2005 at Time 05:31:47 (PDT)


Record 3210
Hi I was aboard the 7 boat in 67 after serving a hitch in the hill outside of Danang. I got in country late 65 and left the first part of 68. Left the hills to go some place safer. Brown water wan't exactally what I was looking for. Anyway. You all may have heard of me I was the guy that march his boat captain off the7-boat with a 45 cal.pistol. after the chief had beat me in my bunk. What a great guy he was. I think he was shell shocked after the time we had at the mouth of the cua viet and up the river to dong ha. Lots of artilery and stuff. Any body thier when the bosston was hit off the coast? Heard the 7 went down in the 70s. too bad was a good boat. I would love to have those 20s I was the gunnersmate in charge of them. Right now I am looking for anyone from the 7-boat. or from the P.O.L. where I stood duty for a while. anyone out there get a hold of me . Wallace

NAME = robert wallace
<EMAIL: boots[ at ]opusnet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu 7
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Dong Ha , Cua Viet.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67
Entry Date: - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Time 23:18:55 (PDT)


Record 3209
I AM EUGENE HAROLD SMITH I WAS AT GREAT LAKES ILLINOIS NAVAL TRAINGIN CENTER IN 1965 WHEN I MET DONALD BUSH WE WHERE IN COMPANY 772. WE CORRESPONDED UP UNTIL MAY 8 1968 WHEN HE WROTE THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS UNIT IN NEWFOUNLAND FOR SHORE DUTY. HE WAS ABOARD A U-BOAT IN DANANG IN OR NEAR HUE AND DANG HO . THE U-BOAT WAS YFU-60 . NEVER HEARD FROM HIM SINCE DO NOT KNOW IF HE WAS KILLED OR WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM. THE LAST ADDRESS WAS EM-3 DONALD BUSH 788-79-74 BOX 34 YFU-60 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DANANG FPO SAN FRANCISCO CALIF 96695 ANY BODY OUT THERE WITH ANY IFO PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ehsmith17[ at ]comcast.net THANK YOU FOR READING THIS AND IF ANY ONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME

NAME = EUGENE HAROLD SMITH 676-72-63
<EMAIL: ehsmith17[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS EVERGLADES AD24 USSLEAHY DLG16 USSMCCARD DD822 USS JOHN W WEEKS DD701
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORFOLK VIRGINIA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = QUAKERTOWN , PA
REFFERED By = SIRFING
Entry Date: - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Time 18:31:15 (PDT)


Record 3208
Great Site. First couple of months I spent driving a big rig with cargo from deep water pier to different storage facility. Got to meet lots of great guys. Later was transfered to Road Patrol. Used my contacts at storage facility to trade mostly beer for steaks. Took the steaks and bbq them at camp tien sha with the other sailors. Recall afew close calls, including steping on a bouncing betty that did not go off. Would love to hear from some of my old friends, Houser, Clark, James Fry. I was one of the smallest in Road Patrol. They nick named me tiger....Took alot of photos that I have stored but have not seen in many many many years.......Recall doing alot of time with a marine helicopter squad at Marble Mountain. flying in recon teams and doing med-evacs. Don't recall how I ended up doing this but recall it was kind of scary. Took vedio from these trips. Saw alot of the country from the helicopters and alot of wounded personnel. Can picture some of those moments as if they happened last week. Living in Los Angeles and looking forward to retiring in five years. Like most of my buddies, I am a grandfather and enjoy the hell out of it. Hard to watch the shit happening in Iraq. Brings back lots of memeory and I have to admit, I shed a few tears when I read the names of those wounded or killed...War is hell, and like in Vietnam, lots of young guys are being mained and killed...God bless them and thier families. Would love to hear from anyone who was in Danang during my time or any time.

NAME = Calistro Rodriguez
<EMAIL: calistrorodriquez[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Road Patrol/Security
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang, Camp Tien Sha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct. 66 to Oct 67
FROM WHERE NOW = Los Angeles, Ca
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Time 16:31:58 (PDT)


Record 3207
Served aboard both Army LT-1952 (assisting Com RivRon 1) and Army ST-2110 (working Vinh Long and the Rock Site. Remember the attempt on the Vinh Long Airbase during Spring Offensive '69, and Madam Num(b)'s, the hotel near the Peoples' Pier (downtown), wakesurfing, bank-surfing, the false alerts we gave LTC Hammons when shooting mines in the river nearby, snakes in the dust, keeping the civilians from ripping of the sodas and beer from the barges unloading at the LST ramp, trips to Dong Tam for fuel and repairs, Dennis Stage, Scott Higganbotham, SP Denome, and the VC attack on the "Rock Site".

NAME = Benjamin F. McMillan
<EMAIL: GrumpyOleBear[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = US Army Tug ST-2110
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long, Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/68 - 07/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Calcutta, OH
Entry Date: - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Time 09:57:18 (PDT)


Record 3206
GREETINGS; IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH CG33 OR CG36 WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU 33 WAS FOXTROT FOXTROT AND 36 WAS FOXTROT INDIA....DOWN IN BASSAC AND DUNG ISLAND AREAS....OVER

NAME = TOM GREEN
<EMAIL: TOMPOO[ at ]SBTEK.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = US NAVY ADVISORY GROUP COASTAL GROUPS 33 AND 36
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 AND PART OF 1970
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Time 15:01:03 (PDT)


Record 3205
ANYBODY OUT THERE THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH CG36 OR CG33????

NAME = TOM GREEN

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVAL ADVISORY GROUP COASTAL GROUP 33 AND36
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 AND1970 (PART)
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Time 14:53:42 (PDT)


Record 3204
I am trying to locate anyone at Nha Be on June 22, 1969 when RD2 Ken West drowned when he fell among the ammi pontoons being assembled for Sea Float II. His family would like to know more about the details. Please contact me at pcf12crew[ at ]yahoo.com Thanks so much, Jim Steffes

NAME = James Steffes
<EMAIL: pcf12crew[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Cos Div 12 and 13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang and Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = June 68 to June 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Sun City, CA
REFFERED By = just surfed in
Entry Date: - Monday, May 23, 2005 at Time 18:57:17 (PDT)


Record 3203
Hi Everyone, I wanted to update my E-mail address. I surffed all the postings from my last two (# 2650 and #2772). I'm optimistic that Rodger Crow, and Roy Geiger might surf and find this Great Site. It would be great to get to Warp Speed, and travel back in time for a One Week REUNION with all my Mates on the Tutuila. If the Tutuila has a Reunion web site, please tell me about it. God bless us all Mike Valsamy

NAME = Mike Valsamy
<EMAIL: mvalsamy[ at ]netzero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila (ARG-4)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau Harbor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 to 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Jamaica Queens, N.Y.
REFFERED By = Surfin
Entry Date: - Monday, May 23, 2005 at Time 12:56:27 (PDT)


Record 3202
APL 30 was a berthing barge that no way of moving without tug boat to tow us. Iwas seventeen When I left the world on Dec. 9,1970 and I turned eightteen in Dong Tam on May 23, 1971. I think I was There 2 months when we had a few motors lobbed in during mid day and I was Out checking the base out when they started landing .I'm not sure if it was the second or third round that hit about 10 ft.from me and threw me about 10 or12 feet through the air with alot of dirt , dust smoke amd fire with my ears ringing.(Which I'm Sure was the same round that kicked a rock up and hit the chaplainwas strck head that made alittle cut on his head and he got thepurple heart for.)Anyway I Shook off my confusion and ran back to my duty station.When the all clear sounded ,I Started thinking about what had just happenedand immediately started inspecking my body Iwas a little dirty ,my ears still ringing, but not a scratch on me. That was when the fear and the awareness of my own mortality struc me like a lightning bolt. I'm also looking for Don Olinger A.K.A (Buddah). He lives In Louisiana. I would appreciate help if anyone knowshim or if he's even alive yet.

NAME = Rod Carr or MR. 17
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: carrrod51[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL 30
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam &Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/09/70- 7/.../71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dubuque, IA.
REFFERED By = Just stumbled in
Entry Date: - Friday, May 20, 2005 at Time 23:38:07 (PDT)


Record 3201
I was the Electricain aboard the YFU 60 from Aug 68 to Aug 69. Any crew members out there I'd like to hear from you. I'd like to hear from our Engineman. All I can remember is his name " Stanley ", from Alabama, somewhere ?

NAME = Chris D. Jarvis
<EMAIL: cdbmjarvis[ at ]sbcgloble.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 60
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Da Nang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Los Banos , Ca.
REFFERED By = PMIM
Entry Date: - Friday, May 20, 2005 at Time 14:48:26 (PDT)


Record 3200
Served aboard the USS Richard B Anderson DD786 1972-1973 Looking for anyone on board the ship [ at ] this time , we ported in Yokosuta & Water Beach, Okinawa back to San Diego, Calif. Looking also for a Charlie Brown on board, any info will be appreciated .... Thanks

NAME = Richard
<EMAIL: prayershunter[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Richard B Anderson DD786
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Yokosuka
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1972-1973
FROM WHERE NOW = Warsaw, MO
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Time 16:43:24 (PDT)


Record 3199
Navy Lieutenant Dale Myrekord was adviser to the Vietnamese navy's 30th River Assault Group (RAG) based at Vinh Long in 1964 and 65. He was killed in an ambush of his small boat party near Sa Dec on March 16, 1965. The 3d Battalion, 15th Regiment of the 9th ARVN Division was searching for the attackers on March 17 (Saint Patrick's Day) when we were diverted to a fight on the north side of the Mekong River. The unit that attacked Myerkord's patrol had crossed the river in the dark and was attacking an outpost. The 15th Regiment and the 30th RAG from Vinh Long surrounded the 261st VC Main Force Battalion and tried to eliminate it. The enemy unit held us of funtil dark when they were able to escape in sampans. The 114th Aviation Company (US) from Vinh Long provided airlift to the battle area, and aerial fire support.

NAME = Ma4rk (Buzz) Hensel
<EMAIL: hensel[ at ]uta.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV team 60 at Sa Dec
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vietbamese 3d Battalion 15th Regiment at Cao Lanh
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sep 64 to Sep 65
FROM WHERE NOW = Arlington, TX
Entry Date: - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at Time 11:32:32 (PDT)


Record 3198
TRYING TO HELP A FELLOW VET FIND ANYONE WHO KNOWS HIM AND ANYTHING ABOUT HIS UNIT. HIS NAME IS HAYES MARSHALL SINGLETARY. HE WAS AN ADVISOR IN 64-65 WITH 1st Sig. BN 581 Sig. Co. Attached to 7ARVN HQ SEDUCT? VIET-NAM. ANY HELP WOULD MEAN A GREAT DEAL TO THIS VIETERAN. THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME AND MAY GOD BLESS. EARL TODD

NAME = EARL TODD
<EMAIL: EARLTOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = G65
BASEs or LOCATIONs = PHU-BAI
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-71
FROM WHERE NOW = lumberton, N.C.
REFFERED By = N/A
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Time 17:14:18 (PDT)


Record 3197
built qui nhon, best bunch of people, went back in 69 and rode yfu 76 (danang, hue, cua viet, dong ha) until army took over boat BMC Lee was CM. Sparky and my self were last Navy on 76 boat. WO Coward was Army CM. Did some time with ACTOV and then over to Tien Sha for a few months. South to Saigon and sent to YTB 785 in Nha Be. BM1 Posey was CM and then BMC Binkly (Horsefly). Some names I remmember but it has been awhile. Jim Jorden was engineer, Lord I think is the name of the electrician on 785. Smith for Manchester N.H. Remember sitting in bar in Vung Tau when his brother in law came up on a gun jeep escortin a convoy. Some great memories of my tours and the people. I can not thing of a better group of men that I served with on all my tours. They were true. A couple of weired ones but they didnt last. SERE in Jan 66 and again in 68 Many stories and many fond memories.

NAME = Jim Swenson
<EMAIL: jcswen[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu 76 Danang11/69 - 4/70, ytb 785 Nha Be 70/71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = qui nhon 66/67
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/66-2/67/// 11/69 - 03/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Lynn, , ma
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Time 11:48:50 (PDT)


Record 3196
Went in the Navy 1964 Buffalo New York did my best Key West, USS Caroline County LST 525 and Boat Support Unit 1 .Just a note to all Brownwater people who served in that area in Veitnam there is a Vietnam Unit Memoial Monument dedication this mounth on the 21 2005 at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronaado California. Hope we can all be there or see at some time Frank Wojciechowski SFM2 uss Navy

NAME = Frank Wojciechowski
<EMAIL: wojo12922[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss caroline county lst 525 & Boat support unit 1 1966 to 1968
BASEs or LOCATIONs = all over veitnam
FROM WHERE NOW = Bellingham , WA
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Time 08:55:30 (PDT)


Record 3195
To whom it may cocern, Am looking for any GO Dau HA vets tht were there. Am hoping to have a large reunion of all you guys who were there that served there wether it be any service. I know you're out there or you know someone who was there. Plese contact me by phone at 979-828-9931,or my email at BillMar54[ at ]webtv.net. C'mon Brothers, let get the ball rolling so we can all be together again. BM3 William Smith Jr. PS. Served there from 4-69 to 4-70

NAME = William C Smith jr... Smitty
<EMAIL: BillMar54[ at ] webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST1170, Yrbm16, APA248
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB GO DAU HA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4-69 to 4-70
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REFFERED By = Website
Entry Date: - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Time 23:58:18 (PDT)


Record 3194
Update from previous entry when I was looking for John Thibadeau, Boat Captain of T-131-7. I was able to find the entire crew of T-131-7 and we had a rip roaring reunion in Nashville TN Oct. of 2003. Even had an opportunity to get the records corrected; John (BM1) in-country retired as as CWO3 and lives outside of Knoxville TN. He and Lt. Kahn re-submitted the paperwork from the firefight on the Giao Hoa Canal when I was hit & Zeph Lane HM1 onboard as we were the MedEvac boat that day. Zeph was critical, penetrating wounds of the brain, sucking chest wounds, severe shrapnel wounds in his lower legs, ankles. I was hit in the face arms, hands and blown against the fwd. ramp. To shorten this, I performed an emergency tracheotomy, used battle dressings on Zeph's Chest wounds. He was going into such severe shock that I couln't pry his jaw open; The Trach was the only way to get him some air. Smitty came down & assisted as did Thibadeau. To complicate matters the shrapnel set off a fire in the well deck when it blew (fear of secondary explosions, etc. and further damage) So when I jumped up I beat out the fire, & brought it under control--then turned full attention to HM1 Lane. I never thought, no time for thinking-just reacted. The VC, etc. hit us w/AW B-41 rockets-3 on our boat, one passed through, one hit below the gun turrents and the third hit a steel post holding up the flight deck & and rained shrapnel everywhere. Lucky it was just me & Zeph. When the Chopper got there we were still under fire-Thibadeau and I carried HM1 Lane to the Dustoff, I refused to go & returned to my 50 cal. to reak havoc against the enemy positions. On 28 February, 2005 in the Capital Courtyard, Tallahassee Florida I was Awarded the Silver Star with Extraordinary Heroism for actions that 31st day of March 1969 (over 35 years ago). The MRF was all great no exceptions, great young men who grew old together in a hurry. Thanks to Lt. William Kahn, CWO3 John Thibadeau, and most of all to the expert medical personel that treated Zeph at Long Binh 21st Evac, Yakooska NH, and Bethesda, Md. We never thought he'd make it with the severe,critical wounds. It was truely a MIRICLE and the fight Zeph Lane had, his will to survive. I regret but one thing, our last conversations were on that canal deep in the jungle of Vietnam where we shared so much. Zeph was back from R&R exactly 2 weeks and had been married in Hawaii to his "Bobbie"...only to return to COMBAT...Zeph went on to recover and become a flight surgeon, living on the edge...as was I. We never were able to hook up after that fateful day on the Giao Hoa Canal 3/31/69~Zeph was killed flying a private plane in 1985, leaving behind two beautiful daughters, and a loving family. Jamie (who was in Tallahassee for the Awards Ceremony) and Kim who's started her own family in Arizona. H. Bruce McIver P.O. Box 528 Tallahassee, Fl 32302 raid72macvnag[ at ]aol.com Many Thanks to Smitty, Bernbeck, Watts, Parker, Bell, Thibadeau and Lt. William Kahn. My prayers go out to Zephs wife, Bobbie, his Mom and two daughters, Kim and Jamie Lane. And his brothers that worshiped Zeph, Peter & Brian. I'm looking foward to a "family reunion" with all of Zephs wonderful family...hopefully in the next year or so.... The Ceremony on 28 February would not have been complete without Jamie, John Thibadeau and Ron Smith. God Bless and may God Bless America............Bruce McIver

NAME = H. (HAROLD) Bruce McIver
WEB SITE = n/a use mrfa web pg.
<EMAIL: raid72macvnag[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Assault Squadron 13-T 131-7, ATF-212 Advisor Moc Hoa , MACV-
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Naval Advisory Group-River Assault Interdiction Division 72
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69 - 3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Tallahassee, Florida
REFFERED By = MRFA
Entry Date: - Friday, May 13, 2005 at Time 02:59:59 (PDT)


Record 3193
Traveled through your base (market time) on way to hill 131.We were treated well

NAME = bill joos
<EMAIL: joos884[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.Army Hill 131
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = pgh, pa
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Time 10:14:16 (PDT)


Record 3192
I served with MACV at Vinh Long stayed on the airfield. In country travel between Saigon, Vung-Tau, Can-tho, Sadec and Soctrang. Flew on several night killer missions, as well as other duties. Im writing a book about Vinh Long. Most Vets never heard of the PBR or airfield located there so I want to get the story out. Looking for people who served at Vinh Long to share their stories. Dennis Welcome Back

NAME = Dennis Sheppard
<EMAIL: timelegend[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV 292nd Section
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long Air Field
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/69 -12/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Camp Hill, PA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Time 09:35:45 (PDT)


Record 3191
Operations Yeoman, was HSAS then changed to NSAS. Was there when the planning and building of bases in Mekong Delta supporting Swift Boat bases. Remember well the officer who joking came up with Air Cofat. We had offices in the Cofat compound in Cholon. This is the compound where the PX and Commissary were located. At the time we had 2 C-47s 1 C-45 and a HU16. We considered the HU16 a jinx as it had a habit of shooting craps and leaving the aircrew stranded somewhere. The most memorable time was when a crew were taking it to the Phillipines for a 30 hour maintenance check when both engines quit and had to be landed in open ocean dead stick. The Navy pulled the Oklahoma City off line to rescue the air crew and take the Hu16 under tow until the seaplane tender Norton Sound could get there from the PI. Seeing as how we hauled passengers and freight just like a airlines Air Cofat seemed like the proper name for us. Air France and Air Vietnam were already taken.

NAME = Ron Robison
<EMAIL: rrobison[ at ]columbus-ks.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HEDSUPPACT, SAIGON Operations Division (Air Cofat)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug 65 - Aug 66
FROM WHERE NOW = Columbus, KS
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Time 06:30:47 (PDT)


Record 3190
Thank you! I like your site very much ! Sincerly yours, Inzest

Not much to tell, volunteered for that crap. Wanted to save the world I guess. Started in lighterage and started volunteering for runs to Dang Ha and Hue with supplies from Red Beach II. Harbour patrol and a couple coastal runs. Talked with the Seals a lot that were with us at the APLs, all great guys. Then I found out about the rivers. Volunteered and was attached to the Third Marine unit on the Song Thu Bon river at a place called CP Bravo 3. That was just across the river from CP Hotel 6 and mabe 3 clicks up river from Charley Company. I guess later that area was known as Liberty Bridge, but no bridge when I was there. We were direct support for the Marines there. My job was boat engineer and bow machine gunner. I was there on the river for seven and a half months. It was a happen place! We lost Vinnie there and he drifted down river, we couldn't get to him. Can't remember the name of the Boatswains mate on our crew but we had an officer with us Ensign Young. Wonder what ever happened to him. (Good Guy) Well this part of the story goes on forever.... but better end for now. By the way Vinnie was Vincent Ramires of Calif. He was just as Gung Ho as I was. (more latter)

NAME = Dorian "Gully" Gulledge
<EMAIL: Thegulls[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA, 850, 923, 860 couple PBRs and out twice on the PCFs.
BASEs or LOCATIONs = APLs north of Tien Shaw
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/66 - 6/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Fort Myers, Fl
Entry Date: - Monday, May 09, 2005 at Time 11:41:55 (PDT)


Record 3189
Was the repair department yeoman and stood river and tower watches along with some swtichboard duties. Happy to hear about some of the guys from years ago. The years fly by, but we must always remember the past time, good and bad. To each and every one, welcome home and the best of everything to you all. Dave J.

NAME = Dave Jauhola
<EMAIL: jauhola[ at ]cpinternet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Dong Tam
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Dong Tam`
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/70 to 6/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Esko, Mn
REFFERED By = jus surfed in
Entry Date: - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at Time 17:33:48 (PDT)


Record 3188
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM COFAT COMPOUND SUPPLY BUDDIES AND ANYONE WHO SERVED ABROAD THE YFR890. I SERVED JULY 1966 TO AUGUST OF 1967. I LIVED IN THE KESON HOTEL UNTIL I WAS TRANSFRED TO YFR890. MANY MENORIES OF THIS TIME. I HAVE PICTURES IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED.TAKE CARE AND GODSPEED.

NAME = JIMMY K. COLE
<EMAIL: AMERLKVET [ at ] YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR890
BASEs or LOCATIONs = COFAT COMPOUND-SUPPLY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = NAPLES, , FL.
REFFERED By = JUST GOT LUCKY
Entry Date: - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at Time 16:40:05 (PDT)


Record 3187
Looking for ole buds

NAME = Dennis B Burns
<EMAIL: dennis.burns.ctr[ at ]navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = McMorris Decature PGs Mikes PCMs
BASEs or LOCATIONs = All over
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-73
FROM WHERE NOW = PO Box 371 Kekaha, Hi
Entry Date: - Friday, May 06, 2005 at Time 16:19:11 (PDT)


Record 3186
Request info: Hello, I am here to try and find someone, my future husbands father to be exact, all we know of him is that his name was Roy steven Clark II and that he was in the navy on a ship during Vietman. Shortly after My fiances mother got preg it is alleged that he took off and Roy (my fiance) never met him and was told he was dead! This has haunted him for 29 years now and he still cannot find him! we are definate he was in the Navy and he was on a ship in Vietnam, we just do not know the name of the ship or his tag #. If any of you guys may have been on a ship with him please notify me asap i know its a long shot, or if anyone knows all of the ships that were out at sea during Vietnam that would help as well. Roy (my roy) says he will know the name of the ship if he hears it, he did have his diary form when he was on the ship but lost it and now cannot relocate to get the name, please I am begging you to help me! He wants nothing from this man except to know if he is alive and if so how he is doing, he grew up in a house full of lies and deceit and doesn't truly believe his mother that his father is gone. Please any help you can give! Thank you, Shannon

NAME = SHANNON
<EMAIL: SHANNIEF116[ at ]HOTMAIL.COM>
FROM WHERE NOW = BRISTOL, PA, PA
Entry Date: - Friday, May 06, 2005 at Time 12:56:52 (PDT)


Record 3185
Hello, I do not know much about father's tour of duty in vietnam. I do know that he went to vietnam from fort dix, NJ. He was a river rat and was on a beach during the tet offensive and recieved shrapnel in his leg while trying to jump onto his boat, as it was pulling away. Luckily he made it. He was honorablly discharged from the army I believe sometime in 1974, while at Fort Dix. I am desparately trying to find any information on him becaused he passed away 7 years ago. His name is Verny Green, I do not know his the name of his unit. I only know the name "River Rats" because he had a yearbook. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my father or served with him. Sincerely, Melba Machado

NAME = Melba Machado
<EMAIL: melbamachado[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Fort Dix- Bayonne, NJ
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1971?
REFFERED By = MSN Search
Entry Date: - Friday, May 06, 2005 at Time 07:35:31 (PDT)


Record 3184
i need help

NAME = ric brown sp4 84th engr 1971 1972 eny 1 rember me
<EMAIL: dryflyrbc[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 84th engr 80th groop
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang china beach
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = apr 1971 mar 1972
Entry Date: - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at Time 09:19:10 (PDT)


Record 3183
Hellow to all my Vietnam Commrads. Its been thirty four years ago that I was on the YRBM 21. And now our VFW Post 5958 in Titusville Pennsylvania, along with all the outher VFWs doing the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Week. A long time over do for all of us. Im the Post Chaplin and Public Relations Officer. The post has been very bussy all week. I did the Vesper service on Sunday, Monday evening was Army Night, Tues was Navy night. Told some of the good stories about the 21. Didnt tell too many about the good times in the Last Chance Saloon, Just finished looking at some of the old pictures from some of the shows their, and had to throw a couple away. Ha Ha. Wendsday was Marine Corps night Which was tonight, what a few stories those men told, they went threw hell both of them,they both,were wonded in action. Thurs,will be Air Force, Fri Coast Guard. And our Big parade and Rally Saturday. If there are eney 21 Vets still out there give me a shout. Till then God Bless America Charlie Castelluccio railrider5958[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = Charles Castelluccio
<EMAIL: railrider5958[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Just below the Cambodian Border
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = April 70 to April71
FROM WHERE NOW = Titusville , Pa.
REFFERED By = Brown water navy inter net site.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at Time 21:36:43 (PDT)


Record 3182
Aboard the U.S.S. Eldorado AGC 11 during op. Jack-stay and op. Dagger Thrust in the Tonkin Gulf around '65-'66. Later on pulled shore duty [ at ] Cat Lo, repairing those fine river boats during the Tet offensive, March "67 to March '68. Would greatly appreciate hearing from my comrads who served during this time, regardless whether Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, or whatever. We were ALL there together for one cause.Welcome home, hold your head up and be proud. You deserve it!

NAME = St. John
<EMAIL: saints2bp[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Eldorado AGC 11
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat-Lo Naval Support Activity
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3 '67-3 '68
FROM WHERE NOW = Rockport, Tx.
REFFERED By = accidently during browse
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at Time 18:27:32 (PDT)


Record 3181
Looking for shipmates from that time period.

NAME = Gary Clausen
<EMAIL: gwkkclausen[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Hunterdon Cty.LST 838
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct 69 to Oct &70
FROM WHERE NOW = live fulltime in a moterhome, Wi.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at Time 14:31:33 (PDT)


Record 3180
Great website with lots of interesting info. If anyone is looking for a great model of a PBR or PCF they should check out these guys! http://www.scalecraft.com

NAME = Warren
<EMAIL: magnumspec[ at ]aol.com>
Entry Date: - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at Time 22:07:09 (PDT)


Record 3179
Arrived "in-country" in March of 1967. Spent a few days in Saigon going through some kinda preparations...then "trucked" down to Cat-Lo. Just a young boy at the time and thought my world had came to an end! (SOME KINDA senior trip!) My General Quarter "war crimes" there was an M-79 Grenade Launcher(an excellent duck hunting gun) Got me a letter of commendation from Gen W.C. Westmoreland. Goes with my other"gee dunk" medals! lol, again! Worked in the engine shop there for some time over-hauling those 12 V 71's. Am suffering with c.m.s.(can't remember [ at ]#%[ at ]&) Stood guard duty at the Main Gate, The North Gate, The River Tower(all nighters), and The "stupid" water tank gauging episodes tower watch!( seems as if our calm or north wind brought in a horriffic aroma of nuck mam)sp.-5 points I did such a "good" job over hauling engines they gave me a field promotion to 3rd Class Electrician's Mate!Go figure! So we worked over the electrical systems of all those fine river boats too! One memorable experiance was when we kept "missing" our battery acid concoctions. Then we were asked by our Vietnamese leaders if we had any rubber gloves, as their men were getting battery acid burns!! Ha! Ha! lol.. I remember MANY trips to Vung-Tau getting shit-faced! Thanks for the memories guys! God Bless you ALL! Would love to hear from anybody around while I was there in'67-'68! Oh! Yeah! Does anybody remember Smidley the Australian Shepard? Or how about the camp monkey? (REAL MONKEY) He drank plenty 'o beer at the EM Club! Before doing the"in- country" thing we did two opperations abourd The U.S.S. Eldorado AGC 11(a communications flagship with a 2 star admiral on board) They were opperation "jack stay" and opperation "daggar thrust". My "war crimes" there were opperating our 5" gun! BOOM!! Great site! Will visit again, I'm sure!

NAME = Thomas (Buddy) St. John
<EMAIL: saints2bp[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Eldorado AGC 11
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Naval Support Activity det. Cat-Lo, RVN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Mar.'67-Mar.'68
FROM WHERE NOW = Rockport, , Texas
REFFERED By = Accidently "tripped up" while browsing the innernet
Entry Date: - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at Time 19:51:43 (PDT)


Record 3178
served in vietnam met a few of you blokes gotta snoopy badge of a bloke one day in vung tau on one of those get drunk and relax sundays lol just surfing the net found your sight and wanted to say g'day and welcome home my brothers \ coop

NAME = peter john cooper
<EMAIL: holiday2[ at ]kooee.com.au>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 6th battalion royal australian regiment
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nui dat
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69---70--------70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = mackay queensland australia, qld
Entry Date: - Monday, May 02, 2005 at Time 04:38:18 (PDT)


Record 3177
Anyone who served in CBMU-302 are welcome to the CBMU-302 Assn. Our next reunion is in Branson, MO June 17-19, 2005 as a joint partner with NSA DaNang. Contact Dave Schill, President, CBMU-302 Assn for details.

NAME = Dave Schill
WEB SITE = http://www.cbmu302.homestead.com
<EMAIL: dwschill[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CBMU-302
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Ranh Bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/70-/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Moorestown, NJ
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at Time 07:36:47 (PDT)


Record 3176
us navy 1961-1771 mn nat. gaurd 1976-1989 retired from gaurd now but working summers on farm and ag spray operation just would like to hear from personal who knew or was at same places. also does any one have any info on marcus lawson fron ala who was on the talladega in 63 thanks don mack

NAME = don mack
<EMAIL: http;//donmack202[ at ]msn .com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss talladega, uss markab, uss chipolla
BASEs or LOCATIONs = boot and mm a school great lakes pac res fleet san deigo, nsa da nang, nsa na be,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11-67-11-68 3-70-3-71
FROM WHERE NOW = warroad, mn
REFFERED By = n/a
Entry Date: - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Time 16:01:52 (PDT)


Record 3175
one day at a time.

NAME = MICHAEL T. BAGETIS
<EMAIL: janetb1[ at ]optonline.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riversection 511
BASEs or LOCATIONs = can tho, ben thuy,lst :s
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67/68
FROM WHERE NOW = 83 gerard rd yapank, ny
REFFERED By = msn
Entry Date: - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Time 15:14:06 (PDT)


Record 3174
I served on Park County 1969-1971. Would like to hear from others.

NAME = Herbert Tolison
<EMAIL: tolisonherb[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Park County
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Coahoma , Tx.
Entry Date: - Friday, April 29, 2005 at Time 13:02:53 (PDT)


Record 3173
I trained at coronado cal. was one of the first crews to begin training.Trying to find some of they guys i trained with.WE rented a house on mission beach. Lost contact after we shiped out. also trained a subic bay before shipping to vetnam.We had some good times.wonder what happend to them.

NAME = john f gaffney
<EMAIL: jogfnn2[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 100
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang and way
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967 to 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = elizabethtown, k. y.
REFFERED By = cumpter
Entry Date: - Friday, April 29, 2005 at Time 12:11:06 (PDT)


Record 3172
Came on board after the ship returnned from Singapre R&R. Served on board as ship's photographer as OM2, attached to R2 division. Had two beer bardges alongsides to lift and repair PBRs etc. Left Nha Be under heavy escort, down river to Vung Tau for 2 wks. before riding out a typhoon en route to Subic Bay where we were decommisioned and prepared for transfer to the Tiawanise Navy. Spent a month in Subic, then on to Kaoshung Tiawan for a month, changing over to the Taiwanise Navy, then flying out to Taipei, and on to a harassed landing in Tacoma Wa. Had five guys on the ship from the Pittsburgh area, and many old memeries.

NAME = Larry Schnauffer
<EMAIL: spyk838[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Pittsburgh, Pa.
REFFERED By = surfin
Entry Date: - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at Time 09:39:06 (PDT)


Record 3171
I was stationed at Nah Be mid 68, worked in fiber glass shop repairing PBRS. Until March or April 69, not sure exact what month. Transfered to MO Base 2 69. Repaired the PBRS { fiber glass repair } I`M looking for the namw of the Commanding Officer of Nah Be at that time. He was injured from abomb blast early 69. Looking for the name of the Corpsman on board of MO base 2 when I was there.If anyone can supply some info it would be greatly appreciated. I like this sight wish the brothers would up date their E - Mail addresses. A lot of them are no longer any good so come on back and do your thing. I would like to contact some of you ,a few were stationed where I was at the same time. April 27th 2005 { WELCOME HOME BROTHERS }

NAME = Gene Phillips
WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL: brownwatergene[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAS SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nah Be 68 / 69 -- MO Base 2 Mekong Delta 69
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68 / 69
FROM WHERE NOW = St Aug , Fl
REFFERED By = just surffing - looking for info
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Time 10:21:35 (PDT)


Record 3170
We served with pride with our accurate NGFS. Sometimes we were on NGFS teams 1 and 2 spending 12 on and 12 off. Other times we were at general quarters. Once we spent 32 hours at general quarters. Our call sign was Grand Opening and we responded to the resquest of spotters:Wolf Man 1, Wolf Man 2, Killerman 1 and Killerman 2. There was 9 ships assigned to a flagship that gave the assigned missions. Our 5"/54 gun was the most up to date and often spotters called upon Grand Opening by request because of our accuracy. Our maximum range was 15 miles with an effective range of 13 miles. Everytime we fired a mission in daylight we received counter battery from enemy forces. Sometimes we were in so close that small arms fire could have reached us. We received shrapnel in our BPMDS tubes from air burst. We fired H&I missions most of the night. We onloaded ammo practically everyday. Some of our targets were 12 and 13 miles inland, so we had to position ourselves very close to land. When we left the Gunline we normally went to the Gulf of Tonkin to escort AirCraft Carriers. Once we spent 63 days underway. We anchored in DaNang Harbor on the 28th of April and 29th July in 71. Ships were not allowed to remain in harbor when nightfall came. I feel we should be considered as brownwater Navy due to our service on Freedom Train. I owe my life to Captain Henry our CO, because of his brave performance under tremendous pressure. He had a lot of expeirence under various commands in Vietnam. I left Larry Mckee in Vietnam and GMG2 McKee came back to Arkansas. I have never spent one day with out thinking of Vietnam. I suffer from major depression, anxiety, chronic PTSD, and have 3 diseases generated by Agent Orange. The Good Lord keeps me going from day to day. God Bless all you Nam-Vets out there and I hope you find comfort in the Lord.

NAME = GMG2 Larry G. McKee
<EMAIL: woundedeagle[ at ]arkansas.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ouellet (DE-1077)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang Harbor, Freedom Train, Gulf of Tonkin, Quang Tri Evacuation
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971,72,73
FROM WHERE NOW = 136Polk 76West Mena 71953, Ar.
REFFERED By = Web Search
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Time 06:07:55 (PDT)


Record 3169
C'mon guys! If there had been this many of us at Hue during TET in 68, "Charlie" wouldn't have lasted 30 minutes. Our ramp was down at the LCU ramp when the shit hit the fan and all I saw was a few marines telling me to get out into the river before "Charlie got lucky". I still had about a half a well deck of ammo left and ended up taking it back out to the USS Tripoli. I had to live with the thought that a lot of the bodies we brought out the next two weeks were my fault until two years ago when I got the Tripoli's Deck Logs from the National Archives in D.C. The "choppers" took the ammo right back in within an hour after we offloaded it. If any of you are looking for proof for any of your claims all of the dailys and deck logs are in D.C. Along with command reports and yearly reports. I just got 50% PTSD with 9 years backpay because of finding the proof I needed in various deck logs. Anyway.... Looking for anyone who served with ACDIV13 on the '67 - '68 tour, just before Divisions 11, 12 and 13 combined (in May 1968) to become Assault Craft Unit One. Especially the crew of "BLUEJAY 916". "BUDDAH", "LITTLE JOE", "RINGER" AND "HARTLOVE". This is "J. J.", over!!

NAME = Jesse J. Bullens III
<EMAIL: Bluejay916[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM(8)-916 (EMIC)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Assault Craft Division 13, also USS Montrose APA-212 and USS Iwo Jima LPH-2
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Indianapolis, IN
REFFERED By = Just surfing (again)
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Time 01:19:12 (PDT)


Record 3168
Looking to contact anyone who served with me

NAME = James Foster
<EMAIL: bikervnvmc[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th trans comp MB
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cat lie
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = apr69 thru Sept 71
FROM WHERE NOW = Norris City, IL
Entry Date: - Monday, April 25, 2005 at Time 09:11:36 (PDT)


Record 3167
UP DATE MY E-MAIL ADD. TO william_arnold[ at ]comcast.net

NAME = WILLIAM H ARNOLD BMC RET
<EMAIL: william_arnold[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 11 rid 42 dong tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67to68 70 71 dong tam
FROM WHERE NOW = poulsbo, WA
Entry Date: - Monday, April 25, 2005 at Time 07:38:18 (PDT)


Record 3166
gunner on pcf

NAME = gabriel m. vigil
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: gabev5[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 35 pcf 95
BASEs or LOCATIONs = car lo rvn
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = jan 67-jan 68
FROM WHERE NOW = aguilar, colorado
REFFERED By = no one
Entry Date: - Monday, April 25, 2005 at Time 06:43:40 (PDT)


Record 3165
Some of the info on your site is incorrect.The STAB abbreviaton stood for "Strike Assault BoatS not"Seal Assault BoatS", and were powered by 2 427 Chevrolet truck engines each having 325 HP,each using Carter 1050cfm Thermo-Quad Carbs,and used Keikoffer-Marine outdrives.There were 24 of these boats. I spent the entire year of 1970 on these boats and new them well and was assigned to #16.I was the Gunnersmate on that boat.This squadron was de-commisioned in late 1970 and all boats were sent back to the States and were not turned over to the South Vietnamese Navy.If you have any info on the current location of these boats PLEASE email me.I would truley like to see one again. sincerely,Gary R Bennett GMG3,STAB 24016

NAME = Gary R bennett
<EMAIL: granpadirt[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = STABs
BASEs or LOCATIONs = USS Benowah
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Saugus, Ca.
REFFERED By = was searching the web
Entry Date: - Friday, April 22, 2005 at Time 08:40:42 (PDT)


Record 3164
Spent my 2yrs. in country attached to the base at Dong Tam. I was a boatswain mate. Made E-4 before they busted me. Ran the boatswain locker for a while and Whiskey boats at night.I have lost all my separation papers which had the names of all the guys I served with. If anybody out there remembers me, I sure would like to hear from you. Peace.

NAME = Michael Lea
<EMAIL: boggle[ at ]ev1.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NavSuppActDet Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/68 - 3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Nacogdoches, TX
REFFERED By = V A Counselor
Entry Date: - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Time 11:05:38 (PDT)


Record 3163
Just to say hello to everyone and Thank You !!!

NAME = james knotts
<EMAIL: jamesk883[ at ]earthlink.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan My
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/68-8/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Belleview, Fl
Entry Date: - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Time 11:11:01 (PDT)


Record 3162
I don't recall the number on my LCU, I do however remember the skippers name. "Kevin Kearns QM1".

NAME = QM3 BILL SIEGGREEN
<EMAIL: sieggreenw[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Sedgwick Cty LST 1123 / 1600 class lcu's / solid anchor
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang to Cau Viet / Bassac and Mekong rivers / Cau Lon river
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/68-11/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Kenmore, WA
Entry Date: - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Time 03:00:37 (PDT)


Record 3161
I was a CE3 with the seabees and was attached to the Public Works Dept, assigned to the Desalt Barge. My first night in Nha Be they moved the Howitzer from the tank farm to the base for a fire mission. I was asleep that night when they started firing. I didn't know at the time if it was incoming or what but after that night I settled down and got to the jobs at hand making fresh water for the base. I think the guys on the barge were the only ones on base to get fresh water showers.I finishe my active duty in 1973 but stayed with the reserves on and off since and will retire as a BUC with 30 years soon. Welcome Home All I wish we would have gotten the same welcome home as are troops are getting now.

NAME = Dennis Fledderjohn
<EMAIL: dmfledderjohn[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Detached to NHA BE Desalt Barge
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 71-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Scottsdale , Arizona
Entry Date: - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Time 21:26:25 (PDT)


Record 3160
Was wondering if there is anyone out there with info/history on MSO-458 Lucid? Would like to know if it is the same minesweep that is docked up here near Stockton, CA. Thank you

NAME = Laurie
<EMAIL: lauriealane[ at ]comcast.net>
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Time 22:52:22 (PDT)


Record 3159
Back in 1969, I took Truxtun to Da Nang, Vietnam but due to overcrowing, I was sent to Da Nang via helicopter to do river patrol. Afterwards, I was sent to USS Holliter after a few months. I'm looking for my friends who served w/ me in Da Nang & also looking for my shipmates.

NAME = Irving Mendelson
<EMAIL: Vingman[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Hollister & USS Truxtun
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Long Beach, CA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 to 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = lOS aNGELES, CA
REFFERED By = A friend.
Entry Date: - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Time 22:11:57 (PDT)


Record 3158
Well whats there to say, we went everywhere the rivers would take us.

NAME = Ron Dickson
<EMAIL: ron[ at ]pacific.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS LUZERNE COUNTY LST-902
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Home Port: Vung Tao
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 04/69-04/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Willits, , Ca
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Time 19:33:12 (PDT)


Record 3157
was in the tail end of battle of hue,tet 68,perfume river was free fire zone all the way to hue,remember many pbr sailors bandaged from firefights getting armed and going up river in convoy's, sometimes fireing all ammo going up,and no ammo coming back,damn pass me my gun and more ammunition.

NAME = dave williamson
<EMAIL: wine_gecko[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = riv. div.521,tan my,vietnam,mobile base1
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = tet68-tet69
FROM WHERE NOW = florida key's, fl.
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Time 14:18:23 (PDT)


Record 3156
HELLo viet nam vets , first and for most thank you for serving sailed in to danang in dec 67 back to da nang news years day 68 after that things got fucking fuzzy the big T went alot of places in viet nam as far north as d m z and asfar south as vung tao ,,things were crazy during those times got back to san diego in august of 68 sailed again in jan of 69 to alot of places in viet nam got back to sandiego in sep. 69 left jan 70 for vietnam got back in feb of 70 left nov. of 70 got back may of 71 doyou rember opp.brave armada.?wesent a lot of men to the beaches in nam some came home standing some never came home .i wuold like o welcome home those who never were wecomed home .if you rembered the tulare in nam take time to say hello to this bilge rat .oh where was wounder beach anyway ?? thank you for this web page VRc l pickett BT2 PS

NAME = clarence lee pickett BT2
<EMAIL: bt2lcp[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss tulare aka/lka 112
BASEs or LOCATIONs = dmz ,dong ha, cue viet,wounder beach ,danang ,cam rhon bay,vung tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67/68/69/70/71
FROM WHERE NOW = MOCLIPS, wash.
REFFERED By = harold from las vegus .
Entry Date: - Monday, April 11, 2005 at Time 13:33:20 (PDT)


Record 3155
I rember our ship going up a river at night and coming back out before daylight. There was an operation called CUU LONG 44 And I rember seeing rounds going off inland and lighting up the sky like orange flashes. If anyone rembers being on the ship U.S.S. WESTCHESTER CTY LST 1167 during November 1970 through March 1971 give me an e-mail. Would like to hear from allot of you men to see how you are doing. What a ship that flat bottom was. Had good food though and really good fresh bread. Used to trade for that bread. Hope to hear from you all soon. I was with India Company 3/9 and enjoyed working with the sailors on board the ship. Another operation we were on was LAM SON 719 which was a secret mission for along time. I know we were surpose to make a beach landing but was cancled due to our other units taking out the MIG'S and the Air Strip of the NVA. The NVA was building up to push down south against the Marines. When the NVA got word that Marines were going to land on the beach they pulled back. Well thanks allot and hope to hear from you. Cpl Goldsburg.

NAME = John Goldsburg
<EMAIL: popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. WESTCHESTER CTY LST 1167 1970-1971
BASEs or LOCATIONs = OKINAWA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971-1972-1973
FROM WHERE NOW = Kingsport, TN.
REFFERED By = WEB PAGE.
Entry Date: - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Time 13:35:13 (PDT)


Record 3154
Was Guard Mail Driver for NSA Sagion. Twice daily I would make courrier runs to Sagion from Nha Be.My mourning stops would be to Navforv Headquarters at the MACV compound. I would go across the street to Naval Support Activity Sagion supply.I would haul mail to and from Nha Be and among other thibgs would haul R and R request for Naval and Marine personel. ON my afternoon run I would inclide the Annapolis Hotel and Air Colfelt at tan sun nhut Airport.Learned to speak the language better than most and was only shot at twice.

NAME = JOHN gIBBS
<EMAIL: jlgstables[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA SGN
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69-3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = WICHITA, kans
Entry Date: - Friday, April 08, 2005 at Time 19:27:09 (PDT)


Record 3153
Lived on barracks ship when first in country then moved to hooch. I worked in the communication center as a communication yeoman.

NAME = Michael Mirabal
<EMAIL: mhotm[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Dong Tam
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Communication center
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Alamogordo, NM
REFFERED By = surfing net
Entry Date: - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at Time 07:34:54 (PDT)


Record 3152
Was in Vinh Long from June of 1967 to June of 1968, & worked as an engineman on the PBR'S. Would love to here from those I served with.

NAME = Patrick (Rick) Cottrell
<EMAIL: rcottrell[ at ]scaffidi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activities
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/67 to 6/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Tomahawk, Wi.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at Time 08:48:52 (PDT)


Record 3151
I was a MM on 2 destroyers,lot of time Yellow Sea,Tonkin Gulf ,etc. on DD727 my engineering officer was Lt.Charles Don Witt of Lubbock,Texas,a fellow Texan,& a great guy.When he left 727 he trained for Riverine duty of some kind (?) anyway he was KIA 5-24-67 in south vietnam while on river boat duty.If anyone knows Mr.Witt and the circumstances of his death & would care to tell me I would apperciate it.He was a really well liked person by the snipes on 727. When I got home I worked a year with a former MM who had gone on to train for river boat duty & served a year in south vietnam.This guy told a few stories that gave me a great deal of respect for those of you guys who served on those boats.GOD BLESS YOU ALL for what you did back then.Respectfully,Eddie Throckmorton aftsnipe1[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = Eddie Throckmorton
<EMAIL: aftsnipe1[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USSDeHaven DD727 `61-`62 /USS R.B.Anderson DD786 `63-65
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 727 homeport Yokosuka / 786 WesPac Cruise
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1961-1965
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, Tx
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at Time 07:17:46 (PDT)


Record 3150
One of the many ARmy grunts that enjoyed the hospitality of the Navy while serving in MRF aboard the USS Benwah.

NAME = CPT Hugh Atwell
<EMAIL: chaplainhu[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 4 Bn 47th Inf US Army
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam Base and USS Benewah
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Fort Worth, TX
Entry Date: - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at Time 18:28:45 (PDT)


Record 3149
Just to let some of the Brown water navy vet's there is a Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument Being dedidcated at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California. This will be May 21 2005 I will be there Frank Wojciechowski SFM2 .

NAME = Frank Wojciechowski
<EMAIL: wojo12922[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CAROLINE COUNTY LST 525 & BOAT SUPPORT UNIT ONE
BASEs or LOCATIONs = All over Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Bellingham , WA
REFFERED By = This is a very good Page to look for old mates
Entry Date: - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at Time 13:00:42 (PDT)


Record 3148
John Monahan. I was with you, john Bourke and Dennis Abbot at sea float. John Bourke and I started out on u 2 the zippo refueler. Later I went to zippo 2 and Bourke went to tango 8. I was wounded on tango 4 up in twin rivers on 26 nov 69. you can email me mcnallan[ at ]crosstel.net would also like to hear from Ed Baroni, I need your new email address!!! thanks

NAME = tom (mac) McNallanm
<EMAIL: mcnallan[ at ]crosstel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = zippo refueler , and then zippo 2
BASEs or LOCATIONs = sea float and dong tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/69 to 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Lake Eufaula , 0kla.
REFFERED By = just surfed in
Entry Date: - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at Time 09:04:31 (PDT)


Record 3147
While standing watch on zippo 2 in the middle of the night I wondered how what we did would go down in the books. Support our troops every where they go. Welcome Home All

NAME = tom (mac) McNallan
<EMAIL: mcnallan[ at ]crosstel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = zippo refueler , and then zippo 2
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SEA FLOAT
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/69 to 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Lake Eufaula , OKLA
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at Time 07:43:46 (PST)


Record 3146
I was stationed in Vietnam for 3 tours and I am looking for anyone that knows about anyone that was in my area give me a call and we can talk my name is in the book or send me an email. Miss everyone and hope to hear from all of you. SARGE

NAME = Gary L. Sorgea
<EMAIL: bigoboy1948[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR's Game warden
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Quihon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/3/68-7-14-70
FROM WHERE NOW = P.O.Box 183 St. Libory , IL
Entry Date: - Friday, April 01, 2005 at Time 10:27:42 (PST)


Record 3145
Hey this is a great site. I worked in the harbormasters office on the Lst beach in Qui Nhon. I was a radio operator. I talked to a lot of Lst's. In 66 and 67 the harbormaster and pilots where Army Warrent officers. I enjoyed working close with the Navy. There were pcf (swift boats) stationed there. At one time the Navy's call sign was Coal King. Our call sign was Qui Nhon Control. Anyone remember the Army's John U D Page. It didn't use props,it used water pumps.

NAME = Jerry McNally
<EMAIL: Jerymc1[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Hq& Hq Det 159th Trans Bn, Army/ 5th Term Command
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Lst Beach, Qui Nhon,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 66- July 67
Fl
REFFERED By = found this site surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, March 31, 2005 at Time 14:15:16 (PST)


Record 3144
i am harbour en 1 ret i wasin pbr section 531 out of mytho from 66 67 i was one of the sailer help to saart up pbr school in65 in diego and ther to vallegoi was on boat 98 as engman my boat caption was carter qm1 a very fine manwe were togher all the time r and r we went to japanwhat a time we had i cant think of the two seaman name sure wish i coud iff you all are out there give a e mail my e mail is HARBOURRADIE[ at ]hotmail.com

NAME = radie harbour en1
<EMAIL: harbourradie[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr ssection 531
BASEs or LOCATIONs = my tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4 66 to 467
FROM WHERE NOW = el dorado , ark
REFFERED By = other
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Time 16:34:51 (PST)


Record 3143
i was stationed with the army mp's in vung tau and was attached to the pbr's in cat lo for about 4 months. at that time there were 2 navy drivers and 2 army mp's. we did river and harbor patrol and also ran some boston wailers around a dock in vung tau after it was attacked by some sapper swimmers. i remember especially the great food at the navy mess hall. enjoyed your site which brought back memories.

NAME = frank law
<EMAIL: fjlaw[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 560th MP Company
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau and Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/69 - 01/70
FROM WHERE NOW = w warwick, RI
REFFERED By = just surfing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Time 10:20:32 (PST)


Record 3142
I WAS IN THE US NAVY MY FIRST TOUR 1961-64 WAS ABOARD THMMHORNETCVS12 & THE USS NAVARROAPA215.I RE INLISTED IN 1965 WAS SENT DANANG VIET NAM .

NAME = Philip Gonzales
<EMAIL: www.fishenfree[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS HORNET ,USSNAVARO APA215 CargoHandlingBatallion 1 Naval Suport Activety
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DANANG
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965-66
FROM WHERE NOW = ONTARIO, CALIF.
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Time 23:27:12 (PST)


Record 3141
No real story, enlisted in the Navy to prevent getting drafted and going to Vietnam. Well at least I didn't get drafted. Went there at 19 years old, left with a maturity, exceeding my actual age. In short grew up real fast. IF YOU WERE WITH ME, WRITE ME.

NAME = Jim Groff
<EMAIL: jgroffhome[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-111-9
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67 - 11/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Retired Navy Living in Riverside, CA
REFFERED By = Search
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Time 07:58:18 (PST)


Record 3140
Greetings fellow River Rats, Am looking for fellow Rats who served with me in Nam , hopefully at the same base I did, it will help me bring back some memories, some good and some bad,But all in all we all servred there and I need some closeure for things that happened back 30 something years ago. God Bless you for making it home so maybe we can communicate again like we did back then BM3 Bill Smith JR. GO DAU HA Remember, We called it GO TO HELL

NAME = BM3 William < BILL> Smith JR
<EMAIL: BILLMAR54[ at ]webtv.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB GO DAU HA- VAM CO DONG River
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3- 69 to 3-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Franklin, TX, TX
REFFERED By = MSN Website
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 20:26:27 (PST)


Record 3139
I plan to submit some pics from Saigon, Cam Rahn Bay and patrols off the coast. Thanks for the great web site.

NAME = Ronnie M. McGriff
<EMAIL: ronimac[ at ]netscape>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = VP-42
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ton Son Nhut (66) Cam Rahn Bay (67)
FROM WHERE NOW = Alabaster, al
REFFERED By = Browsing
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 18:16:05 (PST)


Record 3138
Great site. Assigned to NSAD Ops Dept. Lighterage Divn, LCM6s. Thru Jul or Aug 66, spent most of time assigning lighters in harbor, balance of tour included numerous trips up the coast to Dong Ha.

NAME = Bob Brady
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: robertbrady[ at ]snet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Vernon County (LST1161) 6/64-12/65, NSA Danang 2/66-2/67
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/66-2/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Riverside, CT
REFFERED By = browsing
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 13:53:03 (PST)


Record 3137
Served on USS Tutuilla ARG-4 A-1 Div, and Naval Support Facility at DaNang in the cylinderhead repair shop

NAME = Edward Koorse
WEB SITE = www.cattco.org
<EMAIL: EGKoorse[ at ]cattco.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ARG-4, NSF DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang, AnThoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/68-02/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Hinsdale, NY
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 13:15:42 (PST)


Record 3136
SERVED ON PBR,S MOST OF MY MILLITARY TIME AND HAD A BOND WITH THE CREW MEMBERS I SERVED WITH LIKE NO OTHER IN ALL MY LIFE EXPERIENCES.MADE MANY FRIENDS OR BETTER SAID DISCOVERED A BROTHERHOOD THAT I DONT BELEIVE COULD EVER BE REPLACED IN MY HEART.FOR ONE WHO WOULD SHARE HIS LAST DRINK BIGHT OF FOOD ORE EVEN AS FAR AS RISK HIS LIFE IN COMBAT WITH ME WILL SHALL BE FOREVER MY BROTHER. THESE ARE THINGS THAT I AS A FORMER RIVERIN SAILOR CHARISH THE MOST, TO ALL THAT WERE THERE BEFOR ME AND ALL THAT CAME AFTER. GMG2 BOWLING

NAME = WILLIAM R. BOWLING
<EMAIL: williamb890[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVER SQUADRIN 532
BASEs or LOCATIONs = HA TIEN QUANG TIEN RIVER
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 TO 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = 625 N MARION ST HOLTON, IN.
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 10:19:47 (PST)


Record 3135
I had three tours in NAm and wrote a book. "A War with no Name. PTSD a survivors story". I got shot down twice. Served with the brown water navy and the Seals. You can get an autographrd copy by sending me an e-mail at docbtb[ at ]aol.com or just go to my publishers web page. booksurge.com and go to either author"Schmitt" or "A War with no name." I m presently finishing another book. "THe Man I didn't know, the story of wives and familes affected with PTSD" Hope to have uiit out by Labor day. I know that there are a lot of stories out there but I would like to share my story about my guys who kept me alive and how I managed to live through it. Thank you all for being there. Dr. Art Seawolf 16

NAME = Art Schmitt
WEB SITE = booksurge.com
<EMAIL: docbtb[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HAL-3 Seawolves
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nam Can/SeaFloat
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov 69-Nov70
FROM WHERE NOW = Charleston, SC
REFFERED By = Mr. Stoner
Entry Date: - Monday, March 28, 2005 at Time 05:33:15 (PST)


Record 3134
was at tra cu for 60 days then back to binh thuy with nsa then went up river in mic boat with stores to rach gia and other bases,looking for anyone who remembers DOC thompson at tra cu 1 class medic black guy,,realy nice web site

NAME = JOHN HENRY
<EMAIL: soso[ at ]atmc.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = tra cu nsa binh thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4-70 9-70
FROM WHERE NOW = winnabow, nc
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Time 18:49:52 (PST)


Record 3133
I ran across this site while looking for my old friend Terry Manton. Sadly I found him but too late. He passed away in June of 2002 at the young age of 54. We attended Gunner's Mate Shool, trained togther, and served together on the same patrol. All in all we spent the better part of two years as friends and brothers which is quite a feat in the active Navy considering all the tranfers taking place at that time. I guess this is more of a remeberence of Terry more than of Vietnam. We were known as the "golddust twins" during training and while seving on the boats. I never could figure out why we were called that but we definitely were connected at the hip. Where I was, he was near by and vice versa. While in Vietnam we were Fox patrol and spent many a long night out on those rivers. While there were the bad times the thing I remember most were the times he and I spent getting into trouble together. Like the time he shot a hole in the side of the boat while unloading the Remington which came right after I did the same thing with the M-16 the day before. I wonder how we survived each other never mind the war. I could go on and on with stories of "Terry and me" but I can only say this. Terry was my best friend in the service. Without him being around I don't think I'd have made it. We looked out for each other not only in Vietnam but before going there. When things got tough it was his sense of humor that kept us all going. He was a quiet man except when he felt he was wronged. He had honor never hesitating to step up in defense of the "little guy." Terry, I will miss you.

NAME = Frank Vanis
<EMAIL: Photogiso[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivSec522
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LongXuyen
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/66 - 09/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Ocala, Florida
REFFERED By = Looking for old friends
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Time 05:14:40 (PST)


Record 3132
MAX MERRIT, I SAW YOUR POST ON HERE, BUT YOU MUST HAVE CHANGED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, LET ME KNOW

NAME = GARY WINGER
<EMAIL: jacqeo[ at ]gra.midco.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 56, ARL 24
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Time 13:41:06 (PST)


Record 3131
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED ON THE YFU 56 - DANANG OR THE USS SPHINX ARL 24 - MEKONG DELTA

NAME = GARY WINGER
<EMAIL: jacqueo[ at ]gra.midco.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 56, ARL 24
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DANANG, MEKONG DELTA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-71
FROM WHERE NOW = MAYVILLE, ND
REFFERED By = DROPPED IN
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Time 13:23:28 (PST)


Record 3130
Served aborad the YRBM-16 at Tan Chau as a Gunnersmate when she was towed to Guam for repairs.After the 16 was towed back to Nha Be was trans. to Activity Craft in Nha Be. Was on LCM-678 & LCM-876.Looking for BM1 Rose,EN3 Sawyer.Crew of the 16.

NAME = Mike Payne
<EMAIL: mpnpj[ at ]cell1net.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-876 , LCM678 ,YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be , Tan Cau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/71-2/72
FROM WHERE NOW = bISMARCK, Ill
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Time 11:21:06 (PST)


Record 3129
Great site. Arrived in country early June '67 with orders to Rag 31 at vinh Long. While in-processing in Saigon my orders were changed to Coastal Group 45. Had a great tour with a wonderfgul crew. Three Coastal Groups were stationed at Kien An at this time, 43/44/45. Tet '68 was a really exciting time. The more of those VC kids we killed, the more that popped their heads up out of the gutters and ditches. Patrols up to Ha Tien were the best. Lots of good food and always good fishing. Bless you all, brothers. Welcome home. May God bless and hold close all thoise who did not finish their tours

NAME = Al Wittich ENC (ret)
<EMAIL: LST-ENC[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coastal Group 45 (Base defense/engineering advisor.
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Kien An (Rach Gia)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6-'67/1-'69
FROM WHERE NOW = Tacoma, WA
REFFERED By = Self
Entry Date: - Friday, March 25, 2005 at Time 19:37:28 (PST)


Record 3128
Cheers from Nunavut, Canada. This is a nice site.

NAME = Kazaletti Vincent
WEB SITE = http://extagenonline.atspace.com/
<EMAIL: Kazaletti[ at ]hotmail.com>
FROM WHERE NOW = Nunavut, Nunavut
Entry Date: - Friday, March 25, 2005 at Time 18:35:13 (PST)


Record 3127
I was stationed in sagion for about 2 weekes, got shot at , shot back. I was than stationed at Nahbe, worked in the fiber glass repair shop repairing P.B.R's that were hit by enemy fire. Lost some good brothers on thoes boats.I have a couple of picks of the men I worked with,can't remember only on of the guys Tom Cruse ( not actor )Another was a Rvn named Tok, I remember their names because Tom I think was sent home he lost it as did many over there, Tok was KIA on a mission. Can't remember rest. I'm also looking for info on the name of the Commanding Officer at the time , when the Seal team brought a floating mine on base. The EOD team was disarming it when it went off. If any one has info on this please contact me through my E- Mail address, which is posted. Thank You Gene Phillips

NAME = Gene Phillips
<EMAIL: gchef664[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Nahbe,Mekon Delta
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Sagion , Nahbe , Mekon Delta River
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Saint Augustine , Fl.
REFFERED By = none
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Time 14:35:37 (PST)


Record 3126
Looking for Brothers from Class 18-R. Rode with VNV M/C, Ga. Laid down due to medical reasons; arthritis & heart surgery. Diagnosed with PTSD 2002; shrink asked how I would react to Vietnamese counsellor!! Damn them; I'll stick to the alcohol.

NAME = HG Grimes
<EMAIL: bosun2class[ at ]wmconnect.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A-111-5, A-111-7, T-111-2
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong Delta; primarily out of Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/68 - 5/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Swainsboro, Ga
REFFERED By = Just surfed in
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Time 18:09:09 (PST)


Record 3125
I was the "chief engineer" of the YTB 785 during my time in Nam. We took the boat to Singapore for an overhaul and blew the main on the way. After we returned, we and the YTB 784 moved "Sea Float" into place and also moved barges up to the Camobian border later on. The 784 went to Subic for an overhaul and never came back. I served with several boat captains and Chief Flaradeau was there when I left country. I served with A LOT of really great, hard working guys. It was an experience I'll never forget. I still have a lot of photos of the boat and various parts of the Mekong. There are also photos of the freighter that hit a mine near the tank farm by Nha Be and sank near our base. Also have a bunch of old Super 8 movies that I'll turn into video or DVD someday. Any of my old crew still out there, it would be great to hear from you. EN2 (former) Rick du Pont '69 - '70

NAME = Richard A. du Pont
<EMAIL: rdupont1[ at ]surfree.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YTB 785
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/69 - 6/70
Va.
REFFERED By = google search
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Time 15:24:40 (PST)


Record 3124
I'm updating my e-mail address this time. It's current as of 3/15/05 Friends from IUWG-1 would remember me as 'Bug', the engineman who painted teeth on the LCPL's and could be found playing guitar at Charlie's Bar on the strip in Qui Nhon.

NAME = Charles'Rick'Roche
WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL: rixtruplater1[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 Unit Three
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Qui Nhon, RVN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/66 - 10/67
FROM WHERE NOW = US Vets at Cabrillo, Calif
REFFERED By = Web Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, March 18, 2005 at Time 12:35:59 (PST)


Record 3123
Attached to YRBM-16 app March 1971 in Guam while it was being overhauled to be transferred to vnn returned with crew to Nha Be in Aug ? 1971 to finsh supplying, then transferred to Saigon. Have numerous photos of 16 in drydock in Guam if anyone is interested.

NAME = Alan Chandler En
<EMAIL: nvdesertdawg[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Guam, Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Lovelock, nv
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Time 15:24:37 (PST)


Record 3122
HI IM JUST LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO MAY KNOW MY GRANDFATHER BRUCE A COUSINS I KNOW HE WAS IN THE SERVICE IM NOT SURE WHICH ONE OR WHEN IF YOU KNOW HIM OR SERVED WITH HIM I WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU HE WAS BORN IN CANADA ON SEPTEMBER 8 1913 I DONT KNOW WHEN HE CAME TO CALIFORNIA BUT HE DID AND HE LIVED IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OTHER THEN MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER I KNOW NO ONE FROM THAT SIDE OF THE FAMILY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME MARGARET I THINK HE MAY HAVE FOUGHT WWII BUT NOT SURE SO IM JUST CHECKING EVERYTHING I CAN THANKS AGAIN

NAME = MARGARET COUSINS
<EMAIL: JESSCUZ[ at ]HOTMAIL.COM>
FROM WHERE NOW = SANTA BARBARA, CA
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Time 08:13:10 (PST)


Record 3121
would like to hear from anybody that served with me in rd 573 and binh thuy before i left for the world.

NAME = bruce shawcross [ BUTCH ]
<EMAIL: navyseal2004[ at ]netzero.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = riv div 573
BASEs or LOCATIONs = delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 1970
mass.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Time 06:58:50 (PST)


Record 3120
I turned 21 there, as did a lot of guys. What a party!!! I was a Shipfitter 3rd class and with the help of SF2 Terry Lishman I blew up the pontoon pier while trying to weld the lifeline stanchions on. Does anyone remember that?

NAME = Mike Gigliotti
<EMAIL: debmikegig[ at ]metrocast.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Fe 69 - Mar 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Rochester, N.H,, MASS.
REFFERED By = YAHOO
Entry Date: - Monday, March 14, 2005 at Time 08:52:31 (PST)


Record 3119
I was 18 yrs old and was the gunnersmate on PCF 25 at Catlo Vietnam.I have not found any sites with as much information as this one has. Thanks for keep the history for us who don't have many pictures to remember by. Jerry Files

NAME = Jerome M. Files
<EMAIL: jerryPCF25[ at ]netscape.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Div.13 PCF 25
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Catlo,Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept /66-sept/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Collinsville, Illnois
REFFERED By = SBSA
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Time 20:36:37 (PST)


Record 3118
I just found some of the web sites and have been very pleased with them. Would like to here from any one that was there. "WELCOME HOME" GERALD WILSON email grwilsonsr[ at ]charter.net

NAME = Gerald R. Wilson Sr.
<EMAIL: grwilsonsr[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 3914 (old 88)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/70 - 10/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Highland, IL.
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Time 15:16:51 (PST)


Record 3117
Back then I was a Radioman from Cleveland, Ohio and would love to hear from the people I served with. Well, there are a few I could skip like the jerk RM3 from Florida and that color blind guy I had bunker duty with. He calls in red flares when they were white. Used it as an excuse to go back to his rack but I made him stay and throw a grenade into the rive to spook sapers.

NAME = Ed Boyle
<EMAIL: EdJBoyle[ at ]Yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Chu Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/67 - 09/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Chesapeake Beach, MD
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Time 22:48:49 (PST)


Record 3116
I was in the navy served two tours on ships one on a dlg the other on a can. the other 24 months i spent in country. one year was in I corp running LCM 8 boats. I spent a two month tour south of danang on the son tho bon only one boat that couldnt run in the summer no water but ran during the monsoons. i spent the entire tet offensive in hue. I lost my boat the LCM 850 got hit by rockets was carring 10000 of fuel when it got hit. lost one man had one wounded. the boat burned for a few days. about a week later i was boat captain on another LCM 8 it got hit and i got wounded. by rockets. i was the only one hit that time. i went to qua viet next after the tet and ran that river between qua viet and dung ha. a few times i went down the small rivers on the north side and picked up gear and dead and busted up weapons from army i guess. dumped the weapons at sea and the dead were dealt with in qua viet. the next tour was in the 70s i t hink hard to rem ember. i ran mine sweep boats there at cam rayn bay till they shipped us out to na ba outside of siagon. we packed them up and sent them back to the states they made us advisors after that and we would run two boats of their navy sweeping the siagon river. only one of us per two of their boats. six in the unit. that was my last tour. h ope to hear from other guys that remember me or that we worked together. most i know are dead and gone.

NAME = Mike Beaver
WEB SITE = quest page on brown water navy danang areat
<EMAIL: Lakemanmike[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang, hue. song thou bon, qua viet the spelling is probably very bad
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 to 1970 34 months in all
FROM WHERE NOW = Tyler , Tx
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Time 10:22:44 (PST)


Record 3115
Hi....have been looking for Gordon Lange/Lange who joined the US Navy in 1959 after graduating from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach Florida. He is 5/11, brown hair, brown eyes, and became a Navy Corpman. He visited me in Orlando Florida in 1962 or 1963. It is the last time I saw him. We used to date in high school and since his last visit, have lost track of him. If anyone knows his whereabouts or knows of him please have him contact me..I have been looking for him for along time....D. Clark, BSN RN USA

NAME = dianne noone-clark
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: salticat[ at ]Dnet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = unknown
BASEs or LOCATIONs = long beach calif
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = unknown
FROM WHERE NOW = from ormond beach fla , unknown where abouts, fla
REFFERED By = me
Entry Date: - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Time 07:41:07 (PST)


Record 3114
I am writing this in reference to my uncle (who passed away in 1998). I have been going thru his papers and pictures. I would like to share his pictures with those that served with him. Maybe they would recognize those in the pics. I found more info as to my uncle's papers. Though I don't know what it all stands for, maybe someone else does or maybe you served with him....'RAS ONE FIVE' & 'COMRIVRON 15' & 'RAS 153' & 'RAD 153'& 'RAA 9' & 'River Assault Squardon 9 (Operation Giant Slingshot) & 'River Assault Flotilla-ONE' & 'COMRIVRON NINE' & 'Riverine Strike Group (task group 194-7)' & 'RUNG SAT Special Zone River Patrol Group' & 'Zippo 5' and the 'Zippo 92-11'. According to how I read his records he served from Mar 68 to Feb 70 in Vietnam.

NAME = Robin Jennings
<EMAIL: thejennings[ at ]airow.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Zippo 5
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Mar/68 - Feb/70
Entry Date: - Friday, March 11, 2005 at Time 13:17:22 (PST)


Record 3113
I am retired EMCS Carl Dietrich( was EM2 on staff , Rode the boats, flew with the Seawolfs in Dong Tam, and a few other special ops that came my way, coursety of the US Navy. I retired in 1982 and graduated from SMSU in 1986, Work for the Post Office and will retire in 5 months. I am a active officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart here in Springfield, I would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me. I am 60% VA rated, but I don't miss a lick nor have any time to worry about it. I believe what we did there was one of the greatest challenges and accomplishments of my life

NAME = Carl Dietrich
<EMAIL: carldietrich1[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Rivron 13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4-68-6-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Springfield,, Mo
Entry Date: - Friday, March 11, 2005 at Time 12:05:01 (PST)


Record 3112
I served from the dates shown then was transfered to U-tapoa air force Base as a support unit hauling bombs from ship to air base. I was a technitician on the Larcs while serving with the company. I was known in the company as Al.served in Thialand from June to January before returning to the USA. I finished my tour in service in Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. on a deep sea boat on the generals staff.

NAME = William Albertson
<EMAIL: walberts[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 165th T C Larc IV
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Rahn Bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = December 1966-June 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Lithia Springs, Georgia
REFFERED By = Found website on computer
Entry Date: - Friday, March 11, 2005 at Time 10:02:47 (PST)


Record 3111
I served aboard the USS COHOES, based in Danang from 6/69 till 12/69. Was sent from there to the Hospital in DaNang and from there to the Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Would like to hear from anyone that served on the COHOES during these dates. Was transfered from Naval Hospital to Long Beach and caught the USS CAMDEN and returned to the Gulf of Tonkin for more Vietnam duty. While on the COHOES I did engineroom duty. We salvaged anything that was sunk in rivers and the Gulf, i.e. boats, planes, barges, etc. and repaired offshore POL lines. While on the CAMDEN, I also did engineroom duty and stood the wheel watch during seareps. Will respond to all contacts to my e-mail address. Would like to know if there are shipmates still living.

NAME = Robert Andress
<EMAIL: rpa0526[ at ]wmconnect.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS COHOES ANL-78, USS CAMDEN AOE-02
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang, Gulf of Tonkin
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/69 to 04/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Utica, MS
REFFERED By = Just Prowling
Entry Date: - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Time 15:21:06 (PST)


Record 3110
LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY ONE IN DIV 535 DURING THOSE YEARS

NAME = PRENTICE MCDANIEL BM1 RET.
<EMAIL: PRENTMCDANIEL[ at ]HOTMAIL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVER DIV. 535
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MY THO
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68 AND 69
FROM WHERE NOW = VALLEY MILLS, TEXAS
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Time 09:55:15 (PST)


Record 3109
LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES

NAME = DOC PROFFITT
<EMAIL: miltonp[ at ]rivnet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 8th AERIAL PORT,TAN SON NHUT,RVN
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Son Nhut
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 71-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Laneview, va.
Entry Date: - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Time 07:07:31 (PST)


Record 3108
I landed in Danang in September of 67 and found out my ship was in the Mekong delta. I am looking for anyone on board the Askari during my time there, espececially Stark, MacCloud, or Jerry Walter.

NAME = GARY REICHERT
<EMAIL: gary[ at ]lonepinemt.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS ASKARI
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/67 to 8/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Hamilton , Montana
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at Time 15:42:36 (PST)


Record 3107
Served aboard YRBM-17 [ at ] Dong Tam, RVN as Engineroom Operator, EN3, USN, and as Engineroom Supervisor.. Provided electrical power, fire main, clean diesel fuel, and cold pop, and above all hot water for showers to the crew of YRBM-17 and to the boats crews along side. One evening I even provided spaghetti and meat balls altho they had to be peeled off the ceiling of the engineroom of the YR when I forgot there was a can of Chef Borardee on the exhaust manifold of #2 3-268-A Diesel Generator!!!!! That diesel was always jinxed, but hot spagetti it would do pronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought our Viet Cong opposition had gone to extremes shooting spagetti at us!!!!!!!!!!

NAME = Stanley W. Gimlin, CWO3, USN (RET)
<EMAIL: shordette[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-17
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68/69
FROM WHERE NOW = MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA
REFFERED By = ME
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at Time 14:04:00 (PST)


Record 3106
I served on PBR's in Vietnam from 1968 t0 1970. I served two tours. I can't remember many of the guys I served with. I remember faces but names escape me. I was a GMG2 at the time and acted as Boat Captain for a period. I do remember an Engineman 2nd class on my boat by the name of Slater. I remember a Boat Captain or Patrol officer by the last name Grewey. He was a BMC. I also remember a Chief Creel who went on a couple of operations with us in Cambodia. I would like to hear from anyone who may remember or have photos of any of the people or places.

NAME = Gary M. Lyle
<EMAIL: glyle[ at ]alltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 514 (PBR"S)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Binh Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968 - 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Toccoa, Ga.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at Time 07:00:44 (PST)


Record 3105
.... it has been my pleasure to revisit your excellent site! -- Bill Morris

NAME = Bill Morris
WEB SITE = http://members.fortunecity.com/billmorris1/billmorrisvietnamveteran/

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = United States Air Force
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Binh Thuy Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1970
REFFERED By = Been here at your EXCELLENT site before.......
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at Time 17:46:13 (PST)


Record 3104
Arrived incountry as RMSN, stayed at Annapolis BEQ, then to Cat Lo, worked in comm shack. Sent to Nha Be to learn begining teletype repair. Back to to Cat Lo, Sent tad to ATSB Go Dau Ha. Went with Army convoy that dropped me off at Go Dau Ha. Worked in communication trailor there. It was air conditioned. Cooks there set fire to mess barges on a regular basis. Navy finally built us a new chow hall/kitchen. Remember the outhouse, bullet holes and all. Zippo boat came by one day to burn off the field in front of us. Concrete bridge over the river destroyed before I got there. Temporary bridge was in use then. Did mail runs to Cu Chie and Saigon PBR's went into Cambodio while I was at Go Dau Ha. Finally went back to Cat Lo to finish tour. Had a puppy named Garble for a little while at Cat Lo. Went back to the states assigned to ACU-2 in Little Creek. Was on LCU 1611 and put LCU 1653 in service. Got out of the Navy for about year and half. Went back in and retired as DSC(SW) in November of 90

NAME = Chuck Conway
<EMAIL: cconway[ at ]mtsu.edu>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Cat Lo, NSA Nha Be, ATSB Go Dau Ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/70 -3/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Murfreesboro, TN
REFFERED By = Found thru google
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at Time 12:08:52 (PST)


Record 3103
I was a En2 aboard Askari from late 69 until 70. I replaced a En1 by the name of Hanson as LPO of the inside engine shop. Remember the MSR-7 and have some pictures of the boat before and during its reconstruction. I would like to hear from any of my old shipmates and and any information on what happened to Chief Robbie and CWO4 Perkins. Mr. P got me out of Nam 4 months early--won't ever forget that.

NAME = Louis L. Curtis
<EMAIL: ltapphorses[ at ]tombigbee.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Askari ARL-30
BASEs or LOCATIONs = mekong and bassak rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Brilliant,, Al.
REFFERED By = Google search
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at Time 06:59:56 (PST)


Record 3102
trying to locate all former members of B-1-35 inf(CACTI) to have a BRAVO company reunion in conjunction with the 35th inf reg association (CACTI) it will be in louiville, kentucky 28-31 jul 05. contact: alonzo jones, jones25_1cav[ at ]highland.net or marshall jackson at marshall179[ at ]webtv.net

NAME = marshall jackson
<EMAIL: marshall179[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CO B, 1st bn35th inf, 3rd bde, 25th inf div
BASEs or LOCATIONs = pleiku
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12-65 to 10-66
FROM WHERE NOW = lancaster, sc
Entry Date: - Monday, March 07, 2005 at Time 04:40:12 (PST)


Record 3101
I was sent to my-tho,in vietnam to serve with the PBR unit there,wich was RivDiv534 this was in late 1967,three quaters through my tour,RivDiv534 was turned over to the vietnameese navy,and I stayed on as an advisor,we were stationed on YRBM20 vam co dong river,running the van co the'(tay) canal,were I was wounded (Jan 3,1970).At this point my address was RPG54 SanFran,my commanding officer was Ltjg Woodward.After being wounded,I lost all contact.

NAME = Gary Dakers
<EMAIL: spookey411[ at ]yahoo,com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = was with RivDiv534 andRPG54
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov68-jan4 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Johannesburg, MI
REFFERED By = myself
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 06, 2005 at Time 13:23:14 (PST)


Record 3100
Im just looking for vets brownwater Navy nam

NAME = Alex F Gordaoff
<EMAIL: akghts[ at ]mtaonline.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rivron 13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = macong
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8 //3/11/65-8/22/72
FROM WHERE NOW = palmer , AK
REFFERED By = serffing the net
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 06, 2005 at Time 11:06:10 (PST)


Record 3099
I, am looking for those who served onboard the U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167. In 1971 I was aboard the ship and participated in operation LAMSON 719. I would like to know if the ship went into inland waters in Vietnam on these dates 710204-710307. If anyone who was there could tell me about this operation and if the Marines were onboard went the ship went inland please let me know. I was with India Company 3/9 3rd Bn. 9th Marines 3th Marine Divison. Sure hope someone can help me. Also can any of you Navy men tell me what this means- Operations CUU LONG 44, aboard 7th Fleet Amphibious Force Ships. Many Thanks to all of you as we and the Marines and Navy served allot together during the Vietnam Era. Please get in contact with me at eze[ at ]mgbada.com. Thank You For This Website.

NAME = Dr.Eze Mgbada
<EMAIL: eze[ at ]mgbada.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 3/9 India Company 1992-1998
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1992-1998
FROM WHERE NOW = Lome-Togo, Kara
REFFERED By = Websites
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 06, 2005 at Time 07:10:27 (PST)


Record 3098
IN memory of R.W.Andrews KIA forward gunner PBR #97 5/17/1969 Operation Giant Sling Shot. Looking for any members of 111 boat or 97 boat. Don if you ever see this or any sailor that remembers ANDY have a little Canadian Club. You guys from 512 I was BLOSSOM MOBILE when Bennett was killed

NAME = Fred Imhoff
<EMAIL: PULVFRED[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Harnett County LST 821,River Division 511 & 512
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/1967-!/1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Cincinnati, Ohio
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Sunday, March 06, 2005 at Time 06:39:46 (PST)


Record 3097
I have been trying to locate information about my Fathers tour in Vietnam. The pictures I have posted on the web page are the only pictures I know of he had taken wile in Vietnam. His specialty was minsweeping and when he shipped out to Vietnam, he was stationed in Charleston, SC. Rich, and others hae pointed me to this web site for additional references and information and I am grateful for this great site. I'm hoping to find someone who worked with or knew my Dad so I can see the types of things he faced day to day while in Vietnam. He never really talked much about his tour there after coming back home. He passed away December 31, 1977 from cancer. My only regret so far is that it took me this long before I started looking for more information about his service. I want to thank all of the Vietnam veterans for your service to this great republic we live in. If it were not for your sacrifices, and the sacrifices of others, we would not be enjoying the freedoms we have today. I salute you all and wish the very best for you and your families. Sincerely, Lane Burris

NAME = Lane Burris
WEB SITE = http://www.gbs-consultants.com/photos/LABurrisJr/index.html
<EMAIL: lane[ at ]gbs-consultants.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Albemarle, NC
REFFERED By = Rich Dickerson
Entry Date: - Friday, March 04, 2005 at Time 22:47:25 (PST)


Record 3096
I volunteered in OCT 65 (USN) I am now (2005) on my second GWOT mobilization (USAR) I will never forget RVN. CW4 Robert P. Mc Mullin, MI

NAME = Robert (Pat) McMullin
<EMAIL: patmcmullin[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Saigon, Nha Be, Binh Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Mar/68-Mar/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Concord, CA Now: Ft Huachuca, AZ, CA
REFFERED By = Surf
Entry Date: - Friday, March 04, 2005 at Time 15:32:14 (PST)


Record 3095
MY STORY IS ABOUT HOW WELL WE DID EXCEPT, MAY 18, 1970 AT 0400 HOURS. SONG ON DOC CALLED FOR GUNFIRE SUPPORT 20 MILES TO THE NORTH OF THE BASE. I WAS IN THE 5"38 GUN MOUNT ABOARD THE SHERMAN. THE BASE WAS AT THE SAME LONG/LAT FOR A LONG TIME. WE KNEW WERE THEY WERE AND IN NO WAY SHOULD WE HAVE FIRED, YET I, WE WERE ORDERED TO FIRE. AFTER TEN ROUNDS, CEASE FIRE ECHOED THU OUT THE SHIP AND MY BIGGEST FEARS ENTERED MY MIND. I HAD MEET SOME OF THE GUYS AT THE BASE AND SHARED PHOTO,S OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, I'AM SENDING THE ROUNDS TO END THEIR LIFE. AFTER THEY WERE HIT THEY WERE AIR LIFTED TO OUR SHIP, BECAUSE WE HAD A DOCTOR ABOARD. WE HAD TO CARRY THE DEAD AND WOUNDED BELOW DECKS TO SICK BAY. I CANT TELL YOU HOW SICK I FELT. I THOUGHT OF THAT NIGHT FOR 30+ YEARS AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. THE CREW WAS SO UPSET THAT THE ONLY WAY WE COULD PROTEST WAS TO STOP OUR SAVINGS BONDS. THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW WE WERE CALLED TO OUR DEPT'S AND TOLD THAT IF WE DIDN'T STOP THIS PROTEST AND RETAKE THE BONDS THEIR WOULD BE HELL TO PAY. TO ALL THAT I HURT AND KILLED I WILL LIVE WITH THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I JUST WISH THAT THEIR WAS SOMEWAY TO END THE PAIN FOR ALL OF US. GODBLESS ALL OF YOU FOR WHAT YOU ENDURED, YOU WERE THE HERO's.......I'AM A SIMPLE VETERAN TRYING TO MAKE AMENDS, STEVE SMITH

NAME = STEVEN H. SMITH
<EMAIL: INLETLPN1246[ at ]NETZERO.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC SHERMAN WHEC720 AND PBRs MEDIVACS
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SONG ONG DOC, TAST FORCE 115, 572 RIVERDIVISON
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-71
FROM WHERE NOW = MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
REFFERED By = FOUND ON INTERNET
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at Time 16:56:59 (PST)


Record 3094
Hello, The company I was with (D Co.,3rd Recon Bn out of Quang Tri) was taken to Cua Viet in mid-1969 to run night ambushes for a month. We pitched tents in the old amtrac area across the river from the r & r center. We were taken from the dock area by outboard skimmer or PBR and inserted upriver at dusk. 4 man teams were normal. We were picked up and brought back to base in the morning. One morning, after picking up all of the teams, our boat hit a river mine and sank. The accompanying boat stood off and watched/waited to see if there was more to come. We saw some civilians on a hill overlooking the river, but nothing further happened (although I learned that I could, indeed, tread water). After what I think was about 15 to 20 minutes (but seemed like several hours), the other boat began picking us up. All of our gear and weapons were lost. I remember several weeks later after divers had recovered the weapons, they were give to us to clean before turning back in. Can anyone fill in more of the story? I don't remember the date, or even the month for sure. Warm regards to all from Oregon. Bill Moore

NAME = Bill Moore
<EMAIL: wmoore[ at ]webfootconsulting.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/69-11/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Eugene, OR
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at Time 13:31:13 (PST)


Record 3093
I JUST WANT TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE GUYS THAT SERVED WITH ME ON RIV DIV 573.

NAME = bruce shawcross [ BUTCH ]
<EMAIL: navyseal2004[ at ]net zero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river div. 573
BASEs or LOCATIONs = all over delta ,served on pbr as gunner.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69 70
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Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at Time 12:44:53 (PST)


Record 3092
WAS IN THE DELTA 66-67,WORKED WITH PBR'S, GAVE FIRE SUPPORT. DO ANY OF YOU OUT THERE HAVE ANY PICTURES OF THE O'BANNON 450. SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM.

NAME = FRED MOORE
<EMAIL: deputy30233[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS O'BANNON DD450
BASEs or LOCATIONs = THE DELTA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 66-67
FROM WHERE NOW = JACKSON, GA
REFFERED By = WAS SURFING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at Time 09:30:32 (PST)


Record 3091
was the gunner on the "94" boat out of Da Nang 9/66 to 10/67. opened the Cau Viet to Dong Ha. E-mail me!

NAME = BOB EGGERMANN
WEB SITE = thnbluln[ at ]optonline.net

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1494
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DA NANG, Sept. '66 to Oct. '67
Entry Date: - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at Time 14:02:21 (PST)


Record 3090
All I know is my dues are past due and are about $200. Since I spoke fluent Russian, much of what I did I must classified. I remember a little about baiting the Russian pilots into traps. But I couldn't talk to my mates about this. I primarily wore civilian clothing and never saluted a fucking soul! I have my enlistment papers and discharge and no much else. The VA disavows any military service and claims I was a civilian serving in country as an "independent contractor." How the hell did I get so fucked up, Agent Green, Agent Lie, I need some serious help if anyone remmebers me. My memories have been errased. 21 days in a row of high levels of gamma radiation for a tumor I may or may not of had. Now I am on total hormone replacement and ready to fucking die. (619) 461-8700 Anyone can call me at home anytime. My house has been burglarized several times and artifacts and photos removed. I am living on Social Security. I really have no memory. I am fucked. Let's keep this low key. I still have some fear over this shit.

NAME = Randall Lee
<EMAIL: spotnewsman[ at ]sbcgloabal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Have little long-term memory, brain tumor and radiation therapy
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Need help from my buddies as to where I was and what I did
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Don't remember
FROM WHERE NOW = La Mesa, CA
REFFERED By = Don't remember
Entry Date: - Monday, February 28, 2005 at Time 23:10:31 (PST)


Record 3089
I worked in Admin for Cmdr. Richard Cohen. XO was Joe Rucker. Missed all the action; just got sent home before the ammo dump went up but sure heard about it. Good to see names of some of the old buds: Ed Bissonette, Ed Bruce, Forest Jackson. Still keep in close contact with my former barrack roommate, Carl Reeves and Jim Hysong. Wondering what happened to the mail clerk, Scott Conrad from Redmond, WA area? I live in Walnut Creek, CA. Still working and married to great lady for past 30 years. Best wishes to all and Welcome Home.

NAME = Mike Egan
WEB SITE = www.astound.net
<EMAIL: eganire[ at ]astound.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAG Admin
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Bien Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/71-2/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Walnut Creek, CA
REFFERED By = web surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at Time 16:30:45 (PST)


Record 3086
I joined the USS Colleton in December 1966 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as she was being commissioned. I was fresh out of Fire Control Technician A School and the only FTG on the ship. I was responsible for maintaining the gun directors for the two quad 40mm gun mounts. Highlights of the tour included CI School and jungle escape and evasion training in the snow at Camp Picket in Virginia; transiting the Panama Canal; crossing the Pacific Ocean all ahead flank at 10 knots; painting the ship olive green; TET Offensive; guiding dust-offs to landing on the flight deck, to name a few. The Colleton was a great ship and CDR Banbury was a great captain.

NAME = Tom Scott
<EMAIL: tom.scott[ at ]pobox.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Colleton APB-36
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 05/67 - 04/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Poway, CA
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Time 23:20:09 (PST)


Record 3085
engineman on mike boats running supplys (attki)

NAME = kenney attkisson en3 ( 1970-1971 )

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcm
BASEs or LOCATIONs = binh thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = sep 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = hanna city -11624-9629, ill
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Time 20:16:03 (PST)


Record 3084
I was with the security force towers and pier watch also some time in the armory on the water front. I m trying to locate GMGS Collier, Spence, Baker DeCosta and Iomo. I was gunners mate on Mike 8 that picked badly damaged PBR from Chou Doc. It was Sharpentiers(sp) boat. River Sect 512?

NAME = Mike Titus
WEB SITE = MSN Web TV
<EMAIL: MDC9768[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Binh Thuy
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Binh Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Mar68 to Apr69
FROM WHERE NOW = Odessa, Tx
REFFERED By = Surfed In
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Time 19:19:25 (PST)


Record 3083
YOU ATE OF OFF PAPER PLATES BECAUSE I COULD NOT GET THE HOTWATER HEATER WORKING FOR THE DISH WASHER. tHE MESS COOKS LOVED ME. I ALSO SET THE FUEL BARGE ON FIRE. I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR 3 MOUNTHS AND THEN RETURNED TO FIX THE MAIN LIFT FOR THE PBR'S.

NAME = Gould BT2
WEB SITE = YRBM 21
<EMAIL: edward.gould[ at ]kodak.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = ROCHESTER, NY
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Time 08:21:22 (PST)


Record 3082
Looking for anyone who served in riv div 511 11/68 to 5/69 or riv div 573 6/69 to 11/69 - let's keep in touch.

NAME = David Adamcik
<EMAIL: dadamcik[ at ]flash.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 511 & 573
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Bien Tuey, Moc Hua , Tan An
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/68 - 11/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Plano, Tx
REFFERED By = Web browser
Entry Date: - Friday, February 25, 2005 at Time 14:16:08 (PST)


Record 3081
served on the 536 from aug 67-68, month leave, and then on to camp tein sha 68-69, on to the uss america cv 66 for four months then moved on to saveral hostials before getting a early out.

NAME = john milton buckley lll
<EMAIL: coachjb[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss white river 536
BASEs or LOCATIONs = camp tein sha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = aug 67-68 oct 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = 873 river rd sunshine , La
Entry Date: - Friday, February 25, 2005 at Time 10:01:15 (PST)


Record 3080
I am putting a video clip together and I seek photos and motion clips, video on Operation Giant Sling Shot. If you were on A 112 or 92 please contact me.

NAME = SPC Amicy
<EMAIL: michael.amicy[ at ]ca.ngb.army.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A-112 and 92
FROM WHERE NOW = Sacramento, CA
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Time 11:36:16 (PST)


Record 3079
This a strange request to ask you guys that where with the PBRs. My name is mike spurr, I was in the army,not the navy. My unit was assigned to the PBRs , in june of 1969. There were 3 PBRs and there was about 12 of us in my unit ( Alpha co. 2/28th Inf. reg. 1st Inf. Div. BLACKLIONS ) We were on an operation, and our platoon leader told us that we were picked to patrol the song be river with 3 PBRs .We approched a river and there were 3 PBRs waiting for us. They split us guys up between the three PBRs , I was picked to be on lead PBR and to sit to the left of the twin 50s. so there were 4 army and the navy crew on each boat.We would patrol with the navy during the day and at nite they would drop us at shore and we would go in the jungle, seek the enemy and set ambushes. The next morning we would radio the PBRs and the would come and pick us up. I have pictures of the boats , but I dont Know what navy unit we were assigned too. I went to san diego to see the PBR they have on display ,It was great to see that boat after all these years. If any of you guys were on that operation , please get back with me. It might have been a tributary of the song be river. I know they airlifted those boats by ch47s to that small river. Thank you MIKE

NAME = mike spurr
<EMAIL: mikeblacklions[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = dont remember
BASEs or LOCATIONs = song be river ( june 1969 )
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/1/68 - 10/1/ 69
FROM WHERE NOW = 6828 olympia dr Riverside , Calif.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at Time 15:45:39 (PST)


Record 3078
I am trying to remember the names of the men on our boats? I rememer going over Hwy 1 in Hue, during a monsoon.We got to see all of the great sites that we carried Ammo,Beer,Lumber,and people (Bands)we where lucky to have them onboard and everyone had a good time.I luck forward to hearing from anyone who had a chance to be on those wonderful cruses that we got to go on for free.Take Care

NAME = Franklin E Pierce
<EMAIL: piercerh2004[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU -7 YFU-24
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/1968 2/1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Mobile, Alabama
REFFERED By = Looking
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Time 22:44:18 (PST)


Record 3077
You have a great site! I was assigned to provide ground security on the east bank with 27 CIDG, a mechanic (Mop), an interpreter (Be), 2 SF NCOs , and 1 SF Officer from Det. A-415, Thuyen Nhon, RVN. I arrived on August 12,1970 and participated in 2 search and clear missions, 1 night ambush, and 1 raid during which I was wounded and MEDEVACed on August 23, 1970 (SP5 Raymond S. Bramwell, KIA). I request your permission to use your photos of SEAFLOAT, river craft, and weapons, etc. Question 1: Who was your NILO (Naval Intelligence Officer) at that time (I don't remember his name). Question 2: Who was the Seawolf M-60 Gunner on August 23, 1970 at 1045 hours? He fired a burst right at me on the first pass--thankfully, he missed: I had a hell of a time getting the troops not to fire in self defense and shoot Seawolf down during the second pass. Believe me, it wasn't easy (I was bleeding like a stuck pig, my buddy was KIA, I had 3 CIDG WIA, my radio was kaput, and we were in contact with VICTOR CHARLIE). Question 3: Who were the MEDEVAC guys (ARMY)? A BIG THANK YOU to the guys on the PBR who pulled us out; A big THANK YOU to the guys who got off that boat and carried out my buddy on a litter, I thought for sure that guy with the AK got you, but lo and behold you got back up! A big THANK YOU to the MEDEVAC guys!

NAME = Ernest H. Kirk
<EMAIL: www.ditchrider02[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Det. A-415, 5th Special Forces Group
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Thuyen Hhon, RVN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = SEP69-SEP70
FROM WHERE NOW = Ganado, AZ 86505, AZ
REFFERED By = Self
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Time 19:56:23 (PST)


Record 3076
Stationed in DaNang Camp Haskins,1970 was an EO in Alfa Co. when MCB-3 was ready to come home a few of us stayed over and were transfered to CBMU-302 for another tour, was sent to NAVCAT-2 in CamRan Bay. Welcom Home Brothers. Looking for MARK (pineapple)SIMAO & LARRY (chopper)TOKARZ

NAME = Roger Gonzalez
<EMAIL: rfgrock[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MCB-3, 1970, CBMU-302, NAVCAT-2, 1971
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SEABEES, DaNang, 1970 CamRan Bay 1971
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970 & 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Union City, Calif.
REFFERED By = Just Surfin
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Time 12:17:07 (PST)


Record 3075
Arrived in Vietnam in October 1969 and went to River Division 554 at Rach Soi. I was the engineman on Boat 139(?) Some of my crewmates were Johnny Ray from Tx and Dusty Rhodes from OK. In May 1970 554 went to Song Ong Doc. Then the last of June 1970 as Boat Captain turned the boat over to the South Vietnese. Then was deployed to Naval Support at Dong Tam Rebuilding and training the Vietnese on Twin-Disc Transmissions. Left Vietnam in Nov 1970 being assigned to the USS Lang. Discharged in Oct 1972. Would like to hear from anyone from the 554 who were over there at the same time as me. I remember a Ron Davemport from Greensboro, NC who was assigned to one of the other boats.

NAME = Leslie V. Gaudig
<EMAIL: lesgaudig[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 554
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Rach Soi - Son Ong Doc- Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = oct/69- Nov/70
FROM WHERE NOW = 700 N Atkins Dr Tea, SD
Entry Date: - Monday, February 21, 2005 at Time 18:37:09 (PST)


Record 3074
I first arrived aboard the YR9/APL42 [ at ] Vinh Long. Then in a short time we transfered over to the YRBM20. I remember moving the safe from the radio shack on the YR9 to the YRBM20, it was very heavy and almost lost it in the river. Moving into the YRBM20 was like moving into a nice hotel, it was even air-conditioned. Up till then I was hot bunking with some other guy. I was a radioman so my workspace was cooled on the new barge. Most of what I remember has already been mentioned on this web site. It is a very good site and has helped me with the memories. At least I know it happened and was not just a dream. If anyone that was with YRBM20,River Squadron 57 RIVDIV571, RIVDIV572,OR SEAL TEAM 1 Charlie platoon give me a hollar.

NAME = Rick Batterton RM3
<EMAIL: rbatterton[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Squadron 57/YRBM20
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long, Chau Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/68 - 10/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville, ARKANSAS
REFFERED By = surf
Entry Date: - Monday, February 21, 2005 at Time 15:46:33 (PST)


Record 3073
I happened to be going up the Qua Viet River on the way to Dong Ha aboard YFU76, or LCU 1576, my memory doesn't serve me as to which one when the YFU62 was mined. She was headed down River from Dong Ha and we were headed up River from Qua Viet. We were looking at her from about a hundred yards away, when she hit the mine. White water shot out on eather side of her stern,. and a muffled metalic sound was heard, unlike the deafening sound effects of a movie. She sunk down in the stearn until bottoming out in the river, with 2/3 of her still above the water. There was no movement on board, as I'm sure that everyone was dead. We were ordered back down river, and told to anchor in the river until further sweepboat mine clearing operations were completed. Some Army or Marine APC's gave assistance to the boat. After 3 to 4 hrs. the river was declared free of mines and we were ordered to start upriver again. Guess Charlie didn't get the message, as a Mike 8 boat hit another mine further up river on the way down from Qua Viet. This was all & all my worst day in Vietnam. I do have a picture taken the next day of the 62 sitting sunk in the river. I thought to myself, that this is getting serious, as I always blocked out worrying about the one that would get me. When you look out on a cargo of over 100 tons of blackpowder and projectiles you have to block it out to maintain, sone semblance of sanity. This is my first E Mail to the Brownwater Navy,and all former River Rats are welcome to reply. Anyone know about YFU78 blown into 3 pieces at Bridge Ramp?

NAME = Mitchel D. Worsham
<EMAIL: Mitch_worsham [ at ] Yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N>S>A Danang LCU 1576, YFU76
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SandRamp Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/67-9/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Fresno, Ca.
Entry Date: - Monday, February 21, 2005 at Time 13:32:49 (PST)


Record 3072
i was in the navy stationed at the supply unit on the dong ha river. i would like to hear from anyone that was stationed there

NAME = paul gregaitis
<EMAIL: gregaitis[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = dong ha on the dong ha river
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = dec 68 to dec 69
FROM WHERE NOW = haddam, ct
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Time 05:49:00 (PST)


Record 3071
Life at Binh Thuy was an experience one will never forget. To travel by boat to all the advanced firebases was a constant adrenaline rush. Thank You Lord for letting me live. Ever Grateful James B Brown

NAME = James B Brown

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity Detachment Binh Thuy LCM 8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mecong Delta Binh Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept 70 Sept71
FROM WHERE NOW = Wichita , Ks.
REFFERED By = Myself
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Time 12:17:55 (PST)


Record 3070
i was assigned to the lcu 1482 in nov 1967 was on board when it hit a mine at the mouth of the qua viet river injanuary 68, we were towed back to danang and were ran over by a lst. when we left drydock our first run up the perfume river in feb 68, we were hit when we landed on the boat ramp, the chief engineer was killed my self and two others were hit , there was a guy on a mike boat that was hit with shrapnal. if anyone was their or on the 1482 i would like to hear from you

NAME = louis lopez
<EMAIL: louglolop[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcu 1482 yfu 71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang, que viet, dong ha, and chu li
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = aug 1967 aug 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = west covina , calif
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Time 00:32:54 (PST)


Record 3069
This is Great! Thanks, for Your Labor's Boy, can you belevie it's been 36 years!, You guys are realy getting old! ha! I would like to hear from anyone that was stationed at Cua Viet, with the Mike Boats LCM's, or the SeaBees, there was some fine guy's. I (Gerry Lee) was on the LCM-8#397 untill it went to DaNang for a complete over/ then we ran a LCM-6#33 that was outfitted for sweeping, Then took over a LCM-8# (The Blatter Boat). Would love to talk to someone who was there when the 62 was hit, or the night the Zappers came through the swimnet, and put charges on us, or right after the Jersey pounded the shit out of Northern country, a little Island called "TIGER Island", And then shortly after, the LCM-8#(Lets Not say) Mr.B took His crew to Tiger to pick up suveniers for all His Friends back home, and got His crew all killed! If anyones out there, that remembers these things, You remember Me!,they called Me Captnice, I was only a gunners mate,But That's Another Story! I was one of the 380,000s! Thanks For The Memorys, as Oh Bob would say!

NAME = Gerry Lee
<EMAIL: captawgo50[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT, DaNang/ LCM-8-397, LCM-6-MS, LCM-8-BLB
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Naval Support Base/Cua-Viet, Viet Nam.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Belton, Missouri
REFFERED By = Just typed in cua viet to see what was there!
Entry Date: - Friday, February 18, 2005 at Time 22:16:49 (PST)


Record 3068
trying to contact anyone who served with me at that time. I would like to hear to what happened to my fellow crew members.

NAME = Joseph M. Gallegos
<EMAIL: hoseagallegos[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 512
BASEs or LOCATIONs = based at Bien Theu or Can-To
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-68
FROM WHERE NOW = joseph m. gallegos, WA
Entry Date: - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Time 20:07:27 (PST)


Record 3067
I still remember the images of the medivacs long into the next day after the attack. Good web sight Kent

NAME = Ken Russell
WEB SITE = http://www.geocities.com/ken_russell/navy1
<EMAIL: ken_russell[at]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Garrett CTY LST/AGP-786
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song Ong Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/70 to 5/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Chester, VA
REFFERED By = Yahoo
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Time 20:11:57 (PST)


Record 3066
I spent one year working down at the shipyard in DaNang harbor where we worked mainly on LCM's and occasionally a "spook" boat as we called them (a fast moving, iron plated, armed to the teeth) kick-ass fighting machine would come in for repair. I worked on the boats for about half of my tour then when the mail orderly rotated back stateside I was given the job as company mailman. This job consisted of me going to the airport daily picking up mail and dropping it off at not only our base but also several other camps. I remember one of them was Camp Horn (USS Army). Made friends with some soldiers that lived on a water tower right below the giant tank of water. Would go visit at night and watch the war go on. They flew helicopters. I got to make a flight or two with them, man that was interesting. Made alot of friends over there but as time passes the names are no longer with me and the faces are fading. I played on the Navy's traveling flag football team. We were a very good team with an excellent black quarterback who could throw the ball a long way and I was his favorite receiver and was known as white lighting because of my speed. Think his name was Williams but that is only a guess. We were a great pass and catch combination. I also threw horseshoes out front of our barracks with the guys while drinking statside beer. All was not rosy because work consisted of alot of long hours in the hottest climate I have ever been in doing some of the nasty work imaginable. If the conditions were not bad enough there was the siren that when it went off you made a mad dash for the bunker. You never knew if "charlie" was accurate with his aim on his "Bottle Rockets" as we called them only these rockets packed a rather lethal explosion. I remember one of the Chief's was on something like his fifth tour of duty. I do not know if he did not like his wife or if he prefered the mama-soons and the weed. However, he took his job serious and took care of us boys and he was a good man. My experience was great and I am thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for bringing me home in one piece.

NAME = StoreKeeper James "Joc" Pierotti
<EMAIL: james.pierotti[ at ]navy.mil>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tin Sha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 15 1970 - May 15 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville Florida, Entry Date: - Monday, February 14, 2005 at Time 08:18:23 (PST)


Record 3065
I spent one year working down at the shipyard in DaNang harbor where we worked mainly on LCM's and occasionally a "spook" boat as we called them (a fast moving, iron plated, armed to the teeth) kick-ass fighting machine would come in for repair. I worked on the boats for about half of my tour then when the mail orderly rotated back stateside I was given the job as company mailman. This job consisted of me going to the airport daily picking up mail and dropping it off at not only our base but also several other camps. I remember one of them was Camp Horn (USS Army). Made friends with some soldiers that lived up on the water tower and flew helicopters. I got to make a flight or two with them, man that was interesting. Madee alot of friends over there but as time passes the names are no longer with me and the faces are fading. I played on the Navy's traveling flag football team. We had a black quarterback who could throw the ball a long way and I was known as white lighting because of my speed. Think his name was williams but that is only a guess. We were a great pass and catch combination. I also threw horseshoes out front of our barracks with the guys while drinking statside beer. Work was fun. I remember one of the Chief's was on something like his fifth tour of duty. I do not know if he did not like his wife or if he prefered the mamasoons and the weed that was plentiful over there but he was a good man. My experience was great and I am thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for bringing me home in one piece.

NAME = StoreKeeper James "Joc" Pierotti
<EMAIL: james.pierotti[ at ]navy.mil>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tin Sha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 15 1970 - May 15 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville Florida, Florida
Entry Date: - Monday, February 14, 2005 at Time 08:04:14 (PST)


Record 3064
IN ACV UNIT FROM 0569 TO 0170 HAVE PHOTOS PEOPLE MIGHT LIKE TO SEE HAVE NO CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM UNIT WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM JOHN CROUCH AND CARLOS GONZOLES TO SEE IF THEY MADE IT EMAIL RXMEYERS[ at ]CONCAST.NET

NAME = ROBERT X MEYERS
<EMAIL: RXMEYERS[ at ]COMCAST.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ACV UNIT 9TH INF DIVISON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DONG TAN & BEN LUC
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 012169TO012170
FROM WHERE NOW = 1317 RIVERVIEW AVE CONWAY, PA
REFFERED By = NO ONE
Entry Date: - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at Time 14:27:50 (PST)


Record 3063
hi to all mabs 13 mtm sent me along with others to danang by mistake thats what i was told did not spend time there about a month or more or less in 68 i left 3rd fsr okinawa sometime in may or could have been earlier its been too long anyway i ended up with 1st fsr trk co, at red beach then i got out early ended at el toro calif and went home to mom and dad in MICHIGAN i left the marine corp a cpl went to boot camp MCRD plt 119 1965 got out early as i said before in 1968 all my time was spent in japan okinawa and vietnam some time at camp lejuene hope i spelled that right thats all thank you for listening to me semper fi vic

NAME = VICTORM DELEON
<EMAIL: VIC_DELEON2003[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = red beach danang Iwakuni japan okinawa
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-and 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = ECORSE , MI
REFFERED By = just browsing
Entry Date: - Friday, February 11, 2005 at Time 18:55:41 (PST)


Record 3062
I arrived in Saigon in December 1970, Stayed at the "Annapolis" hotel until I got order for Solid Anchor. I arrived before Xmas to enjoy Christmas with Admiral Zumwalt. There was a Chief with a beard down to his chest and they didn't want him to appear, but he did and Zumwalt made the comment, "that's the greatest beard I have ever seen!" We did not have a mortar platoon when I arrived. I was attached to a group of "Volunteers" to train with the Marine Lt. and the "Gunny" Sgt to learn how to plot targets, align "aiming" stakes, and fire the Mortars. We had four 81mm and two 60mm mortars. We built ammo bunkers for each mortar and place stationary 'base plate' for them, made out of 50 gal barrels (cut in half) and railroad ties that surrounded the barrels. The mortar base plates were placed inside and dug into the sand. This allowed us to continually fire, without the plates sliding. [We had gone through aligning our position with the aiming stakes (set on magnetic north by compas)every 3 or 4 times we fired.] We were able to hit most targets after the first shot of WP when foward observers would call in and redirect our coordinates to the target. We shot H&I every night, with thousands of mosquitoes biting us. After we built the mortar pits, we got hit by a mortar attack and I was running to get to the pits to fire back with shells falling all around me. Normaly while under attack of mortar and rocket fire, the sappers are working there way through the concetina wire amd we had claymore set up with trigger mechanisms. I had to get to the mortar pit to set off the claymores and begin firing toward the target provided from the firestation Hdqtrs. It didn't last long, especially when the 'BLack Ponies from Ben Tuei arrived and begain diving with there 20 mm mini guns blazing. After the first instance, we all slept at the motar pits and eventually built a shack out of mortar boxes filled with sand for protection. We had Arvn counterparts we trained and had some occasions to go out with the Seal platoon to a couple of different villages searching for information. The landing craft we used was inforced with 8 inch of steel, armored with two mini guns on each side, one 50cal on each side, with an 81 mortar on the bow and a 105 recoiless on top. Quite a floating fortress. I have fond memories of all I served with, Delberta, Pinson, Larsh, Fisher,and others name I dont recall offhand. but a great bunch of guys and very professional.

NAME = Larry Davis
<EMAIL: Larry.g.davis[ at ]xcelenergy.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mortar Pit Crew, Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/70 through 11/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Denver , CO
REFFERED By = Saw on the internet
Entry Date: - Friday, February 11, 2005 at Time 12:39:35 (PST)


Record 3061
Was a boat seaman with Riv Div 572. Served with the Riv Div from Feb -Jul 1970. Then transfered to COMNAV4V ni Saigon. Still the biggest memory in my head. Good people that served down there. Take care guys, and have a good life you earned it the hard way.

NAME = Joe Guerrero
<EMAIL: ke6pzy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 572
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song Ong Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/70 - 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Los Angeles, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Time 13:16:02 (PST)


Record 3060
Surfing for VN recipes and thought I'd put "My Tho" into Google - look where I ended up! We closed down the Victory and moved on base sometime in the early Spring of '70. When I DEROSd there were only about a dozen left. CWO Bill Barrett was the OinC, I think, Doc McNealy also there.

NAME = dave carroll
<EMAIL: dave_carroll[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NILO My Tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/69 - 6/70
NJ
Entry Date: - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at Time 17:26:28 (PST)


Record 3059
I am requesting information on Navy and Marines that served on board the U.S.S. Westchester CTY LST 1167 in November 1970- March 1971. I would like to know how many have Type-2 diabetes and if any have cancer or other diseases. I know it's so hard to find all who was a board the ship in these times but sure would like to hear from as many as I can. We were all part of a good team in those day's and lived a board the ship in a good and frindly mander even if we were Sailors and Marines. THE food was pretty good and the ship wasn't that bad for what the ship had been through. I was with India Company 3/9 and enjoyed the ship and allot of the crew. I remmber the liberty in Hong Kong when the two planes crashed into the mountain. I am putting together a list of all who was on board the ship and now have diseases. I was reading where the LST'S were given praise for comming up the rivers and getting supplies to those on the river. Some do not thank the Navy played a part in country Vietnam.Most ask were you on a Carrier. But to all who served on LST'S one would only have to serve on them ships to know how it really was. I thank all of you Navy Sailors for making my trips with you a good thing to remmber. And to all my fellow Marines I hope you also enjoyed our stay on board the LST. Ihope to hear from allot of you who are still out there today. Good Luck to ALL Of You. John Goldsburg.

NAME = John Goldsburg
<EMAIL: popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Oakinawa
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = November 1970-April 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = WV Kingsport, TN.
REFFERED By = INTERNET.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at Time 17:04:51 (PST)


Record 3058
I am trying to find anyone who served with me at the fuel dump outside Danang in 66 and 67. I have trouble with my memory and can't remember names and date to well. I do remember the NCO was a short guy named Kennedy and there was a fellow named Repezie and Adams. I had a friend we called sweed( cause his name was bejorn Sevenson) I can remember I once took a calf from beyond our perimeter wire and taunted the k9 people with it. If any one remembers me please get ahold of me at boots[ at ]crpud.net

NAME = Robert Wallace
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: boots[ at ]crpud.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA package P.O.L. Hill 33 / YFU-7
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = St helens , OR
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at Time 23:06:12 (PST)


Record 3057
Attempting to locate James W. Orr. We served together at Camp Fay. He was RM2/RM1 while at Camp Fay. I believe he was from Norfolk, VA. Flew back to the world together. I got through customs before he, ran out save a cab for us. Jim never showed. Told cab driver to wait, ran inside terminal to find Jim. Never found him, ran back outside. Cab was gone, never saw my seabag again, as it was in the trunk of the cab. Luckily, I had my records and all of my cash on my person. Never saw Jim again, have been trying to reach him since. Would also be interested in hearing from anyone at Camp Fay between 2/68-2/69. Chuckdee39[ at ]aol.com.

NAME = Chuck DeLaney
<EMAIL: Chuckdee39[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USMACV SOG
BASEs or LOCATIONs = USNAD (Camp Fay) Danang, RVn
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/68-2/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Salina, KS
REFFERED By = Web Surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, February 07, 2005 at Time 13:36:08 (PST)


Record 3056
I was with NAVCAT 8. We flew into Cam Rhan Bay, got outfitted and then

NAME = Gary Gingrow CE3
<EMAIL: gincom[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = cbmu 302 navcat 8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cu long, ben loc, dong Tam, and a few places I didn' have a clue
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = '1-2-'70 1-
FROM WHERE NOW = Austin, TX.
REFFERED By = NET
Entry Date: - Sunday, February 06, 2005 at Time 09:42:49 (PST)


Record 3055
I'm just posting here for a long lost friend.....Cpl.Kenneth Ray Newsome...Died: 04/'68. He was a Marine mortar man. He was from Ashland,KY. Not many people think of him anymore. He never won any medals or meritorious letters. Instead, he gave everything he had. Thinking of you, Kenny

NAME = Donna M.Wolf
WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL: k9kali[ at ]hotmail.com>
Entry Date: - Saturday, February 05, 2005 at Time 15:30:45 (PST)


Record 3054
looking for anyone at ammo dump work went me when a guy got killed on r/t forklift ammo site.p.s. one guy name was thomson

NAME = Allen M Deem
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: airborne michaels [ at ] hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = red beach camp hasking 40 0rd. unit
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = may 28 1971 to march 17 1972
FROM WHERE NOW = harrisville, wva
Entry Date: - Friday, February 04, 2005 at Time 15:51:45 (PST)


Record 3053
To all my BROTHERS My name is Albert Grubb I was The Boat Commander on PBR 68, I got MEDIVAC out of country and I was just wondering what happen to all the guy's from River Div 592 PBR 68, I have ask Andy Clark who is service officer of our Vietnam Veterans Chapter to send this to you, my address is listed and my phone number is Area Code 304-426-4945, feel free to call me , it would be great to hear from you guys and let me know what happen after I left. If you wish to send e mail , send to Andy_Clark67[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = Albert Grubb
<EMAIL: Andy_Clark67[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 68 River Div 592
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968_69
FROM WHERE NOW = 226 Muncy Dr. Delbarton WV 25670, WV
REFFERED By = search engine
Entry Date: - Friday, February 04, 2005 at Time 12:59:44 (PST)


Record 3052
I am looking for anyone who can be a witness that the USS Enterprise was within eye sight of land off the Vietnam coast between 1965 and 1967. The VA is jacking me around and saying that since I did not serve on land, that I am not entitled to disability benefits. And that my friend is a bunch of bull dung in my opinion. If anyone out there is off any aircraft carrier that served in Vietnam, that is reciving disability benefits for being exposed to agent orange, I would appreciate you dropping me a line.

NAME = Greg Ivo
<EMAIL: greglivo[ at ]netzero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Enterprise
BASEs or LOCATIONs = San Fransisco/ Subic Bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 65-67
FROM WHERE NOW = Gustine, TX
Entry Date: - Thursday, February 03, 2005 at Time 11:57:13 (PST)


Record 3051
i was a cook but rember all the boat guys had to feed you & get you up in the morning sure love hear from someone who rembers me

NAME = BOBBEY L. NELSON CS2
<EMAIL: pelzerbob[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nav. sup. atc. 513
BASEs or LOCATIONs = vinh long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = april66 june67
FROM WHERE NOW = boonville , in
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, February 03, 2005 at Time 09:35:50 (PST)


Record 3050
the navy get's you in shape for a wild ride,18 months of tag and hide.you head out to your site at night,radios turned way down and you maneuver the boat under a tree,the smoking lamp is out, as you get every thing you need to survive the night,the bites from the mosquitoes are un bearable,you sweat,and sweat and try to get a feel for what's gonna happen next,you move in slow motion,trying not to make any noise,the old timmers can tell ya,you watch for sign language from your 3 man boat crew,every one is so sleepy,but sleep will get your ass killed out here,but sure nuff,into your first hour everybody is asleep,i can hear them snooring damn I got the first watch,better take a look round as the moon is very bright tonight making the star light scope images clearer.wait I see something off to my right,darting kinda,oh probably a water buffalo,there's alot off them out here,but at night?I hear a snap from my left and move the star quickly and behold right in front of me was a black figure of a man looking right at me,iI can see his pack and rifle,i moved the star a lille to the right,another and another and another coming in closer to steal our boat,but they can't have it,it's ours I screamed for higgly,our 60 cal man to verify,and he did ,i let loose with 1700 50 cal,and we had a shoot out at the ok coral at phu too.We stayed on stationed till morning,and requested 101 to put in a sweep,but nothing was found.rock and roll.

NAME = dave williams
<EMAIL: wine gecko[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mobile base 1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = tam mi,vietnam,i corp.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = tet 68 -18 months
FROM WHERE NOW = cruising the marinea's, fl.
REFFERED By = surfing the net
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at Time 17:10:17 (PST)


Record 3049
WOULD LIKE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH ME AT COFAT COMPOUND 1966-1967. ALSO I SERVED ON THE YFR890 LAST PART OF MY TOUR. I REMEMBER SK3 WATLEY,BM1 GURNSEY,BOBBY ARMSTRONG AND DUPEZ.WOULD AND NEED FOR ANY OF YOU TO CONTACT ME. VETERANS AFFAIRS SAYS THEY HAVE NO PROOF THAT I SERVED ON YFR890 AMOUNG OTHER THINGS.THANKS AND TAKE CARE -JIMMY

NAME = JIMMY K. COLE
<EMAIL: AMERLKVET[ at ]YAHOO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVAL SUPPORT ACT-SAIGON AND YFR890
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cofat compound-saigon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = seattle,, wa
REFFERED By = just lucky
Entry Date: - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at Time 13:58:30 (PST)


Record 3048
I WAS A COOK AT VINH LONG CS-2 WOULD LIKE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VIETNESE PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR US IN GALLEY CO SAL &AMBIE REMBER LOTS WENT ON IF INTEREST

NAME = bobbey l nelson
<EMAIL: pelzerbob [ at ]aol,com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pbr unit 513 vinh long
BASEs or LOCATIONs = vinh long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = june66 april67
FROM WHERE NOW = boonvile , in,
REFFERED By = serfing
Entry Date: - Monday, January 31, 2005 at Time 21:15:16 (PST)


Record 3047
Re-posting new email address. Still looking for old friends. Mike Long, Ski, Taylor, Ed Summerhill, John, Bob Wire, Jack Lord, Donner, Many more, but I'm loosing more and more brain cells due to age. Long time gone, but not forgotten. Peace.

NAME = Fred Dick
<EMAIL: schooner46[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine div 113
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Ne, Kien An
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Barrington, RI
Entry Date: - Monday, January 31, 2005 at Time 20:35:12 (PST)


Record 3046
This is an Email change to a previous posting. Wishing all River Rats good health and happiness.

NAME = Christopher Emerson
<EMAIL: CEmersonPA[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A-112-4
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/68-5/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Remsen, NY
Entry Date: - Monday, January 31, 2005 at Time 18:04:20 (PST)


Record 3045
You wanted to know if I had been to Dong Tam. I was there WIA. After seeing some very maimed GI's and me being still vertical I stole some cloths and hitch hiked back to MyTho. We also had a SEAL officer there, LT Pat Patterson. He helped me escape.

NAME = Erasmo "Doc" Riojas
WEB SITE = www.mi-vida-loca.com
<EMAIL: el_ticitl [ at ] yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SEAL Team TWO
BASEs or LOCATIONs = many locations
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967 to 1979
FROM WHERE NOW = three six month tours, TX
REFFERED By = google.com
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Time 17:33:37 (PST)


Record 3044
This site has been down so long, it's like a part of my new life is missing. I hope you can keep up your great work

NAME = ron cook
<EMAIL: ron[ at ]desnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rach soi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8-70 8-71
FROM WHERE NOW = slc, utah
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Time 12:29:12 (PST)


Record 3043
im in search of imformation on theu.s.s. krishna at an thoi im told about a rescue that took place . a chopper went down there and id like more imformation on this day of happening. please if you can help you can reach me at scabouch[ at ]yahoo.com much respect to all service men ,as my father was a vetern from ww11 on d-day but was army infintry. would like to learn more on that also and find some of his buddies if possible. god bless all. thank you.

NAME = julie
<EMAIL: scabouch[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = seeking imformation on the u.s.s. krishna.
BASEs or LOCATIONs = at an thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = tucson , az
REFFERED By = was told about this site.
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Time 20:19:41 (PST)


Record 3042
Does anyone know the name of the portable military hospital located in or around Comron Bay Air force Base in 1970. Soldiers needing surgery was taken there instead of the coast ship hospital? Does anyone remembers some of the Captain Doctors? Iím hoping to jog my memory of one who recommended my purple heart. Please feel free to email me with any information. I have contacted the Army Review Board to support my effort to get my medal. I received my 1970 medals in 2004. I E.T.S.ed upon arriving in Fort Lewis during a large protest. Paperwork did not come except a DD-214 which I could not read, and a Honorable Discharge that had me as a PFC instead of E-5. A surprize to me was they busted the wrong guy. I'm the E-4 that took over as acting hard stripes E-5, when the sargent was sent out. 3 months I'm out of the military. Can use the help folks. Welcome back guys.

NAME = Edward J. Timms currently Taylor
<EMAIL: mrencourage2003[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camron Bay Base
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1999 to 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = From Camron to North East , MD
REFFERED By = Inquiring
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Time 16:30:01 (PST)


Record 3041
My hat is off too all of the men of the Brown Water Navy Vietnam . Was one of you and know what a great job ever one did. Ever one had a job and things got done. You men are truley top shelf people and what real heros are made of . Any one who served with you knows what I mean . I am not trying to take away from the other men who was there . But I was there with the men of the rivers . I was ariver runner (truckerboat) ha.ha. LCM8 hauling cargo up and down the rivers. Had some good times and also some very bad times. But got to serve with the best men god ever put onthe faceof the earth. God Bless each and ever one of youand fare winds and following seas shipmates Another Boats

NAME = Jerry W Gurka
<EMAIL: Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSupport Act Danang RVN
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, and some points north of there
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/67 - 10/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville, Fl
Entry Date: - Friday, January 28, 2005 at Time 06:15:23 (PST)


Record 3040
WE RODE 902 FROM NORFOLK TO SIAGON VIA THE PANAMA CANNEL, IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT WAS ON HER WHEN I WAS . WE EVEN RESCUED A MERCHANT SS EXCELENSY ON A REEF SOME WHERE IN THE PACIFIC ON THE WAY OVER .IAM RETIRED NAVY NOW RETIRED AS A BMC . WENT UP AND DOWN THE RIVER IN VIET NAM , WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM SOMEONE .

NAME = NOLEN MAXWELL
<EMAIL: NDM553[ at ]BELLSOUTH.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 902 USS LUZERNE COUNTY
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DA NAG ,CAM RON BAY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1965 TO 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = PANAMA CITY , FL
REFFERED By = DONT KKNOW JUST LOOKED THE SHIP UP
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Time 17:53:13 (PST)


Record 3039
YOUR SITE IS GREAT.ALSO SERVED ON LCU`S.

NAME = BILL LEUTERS SR.(WESSEL)
<EMAIL: DD790[ at ]COMCAST.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SHELTON DD790
BASEs or LOCATIONs = GUN LINE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/72-2/73
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at Time 04:29:28 (PST)


Record 3038
I served on board the Westchester CTY LST 1167. We were picked up at Red Beach Okinawa in November 1970. During these times I had a good time aboard the ship. Sure would like to talk to some of the Sailors and Marines that was on board the ship in 1970-1971. Would like to know if there is any Sailors or Marines suffering any diseases that are on the Agent Orange list. The unit I was with was India Company 3/9. I still can't get out of my mind of seeing the big flashes going off on land in Vietnam. I also rember how quit it was one night when we were going what looked to be up a river and how quite it was and how it seemed to be so weary the way the what looked to be fog or just so weard. Please excuse my spelling. If any of you out there Sailors or Marines read this please drop a line. Would like to know if the ship ever took on water in Vietnam waters and how it was changed to drinking water and showers and such. Does anyone know about operation CUU LONG 44, while we were aboard? If this was put in Marines records was it put in Sailor records the same way? This information would be very inportant to me if one really does rember. I know we went to Subic Bay for liberty. And also went to Hong Kong. Thats where the jets buzzed the bridge and then crashed into the mountain. I thank the pilots did not make it. Rember choppers being dispatched to the mountain for remains of the pilots. Well if any of you can help out please e-mail me. SEMPER FI. John.

NAME = John Goldsburg
<EMAIL: popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp SWAB OKINAWA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Kingsport, TN.
REFFERED By = Website.
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Time 14:16:19 (PST)


Record 3037
I TOOK MY WIFE TO SAIGON IN SEPT. 2004 NOT SURE IF SHE WOULD LIKE IT. SHE LOVED IT AND SO DID I. BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARE PLANNING TO GO BACK IN LATE MARCH. THIS TIME WE WILL BE VISITING HANOI, HALONG BAY, AND SAIGON (YES THEY STILL CALL IT SAIGON). SAIGON IS NOT AS SLEAZY AS IT WAS WHEN WE WERE THERE (SINCE I'M MARRIED I GUESS THAT'S GOOD - THE COMMUNISTS ARE SOMEWHAT PURITANICAL). I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND GOING BACK TO VIETNAM. IF YOU HAVE P.T.S. YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK WITH SOMEONE QUALIFIED BUT I HAVE READ THAT IT IS A GOOD THING TO RETURN. IF ANYONE IS PLANNING TO RETURN, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR IF ANYONE HAS BEEN THERE RECENTLY I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AND SUGGRSTIONS. WHEN I WAS THERE IN 9/04 I WAS SURPRISED TO GO BACK WHERE I LIVED AND WORKED BECAUSE IT WAS STILL THERE. THE BILLETS I STAYED AT ARE NOW A PLASTICS FACTORY AND AN APARTMENT BLDG. COMNAVFORV HQ. IS NOW THE EMPOROR HOTEL, ETC. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE ANY INFO FROM THE PLACES WE ARE VISITING SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY AND GET THE INFO FOR YOU. BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE AND REMEMBER - QUOTING AN OLDER VIETNAMESE - "THE WAR ENDED A LONG TIME AGO"

NAME = ALAN MUSSELMAN
<EMAIL: musselman46[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COMNAVFORV, NAG, CSC VUNG TAU, CTF115
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SAIGON, VUNG TAU
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = JULY 65/ MAY69
FROM WHERE NOW = lake in the hills, IL
REFFERED By = SURFING
Entry Date: - Monday, January 24, 2005 at Time 15:45:58 (PST)


Record 3036
I'am trying to find anybody that remembers my navy battalion.We were a mobil unit worked with both the Army in and around Siagon and Dong Tam. We also worked with the Marine's in I corps.

NAME = Jesse Elizondo
WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL: http;/ Warrior 663 [ at ] msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Cargo Handling Battalion #2 ( CHB #2)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tien Shaw / NSA Da Nanag / NSA Saigon / Newport / Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69 to 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Junction City, Or.
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at Time 22:35:03 (PST)


Record 3035
I work off of a boat on the ohio river.It is where we do our crew changes on our tugs.Im trying to find out some thangs about this boat. It is now called the mr.mac the only paperwork I can find on this boat says It is the U.S.S.YR-51 Boat Basin Great Lakes Illinois . I trying to find out what the name of the boat was , Maybe a picture of it or one like it.The only name I can find on anything Is C.W. Roth LTJG,USNR Officer IN Charge Dated May 8 1956.I would Be thankful for any help.

NAME = larry dalton
<EMAIL: mr_king1967[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yr-51
BASEs or LOCATIONs = great lakes illinois
FROM WHERE NOW = south point , ohio
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at Time 13:01:57 (PST)


Record 3034
I was stationed in Dong Tam, but maintained communitcation equipment at the MACV and RVN compounds in My Tho, Go Cong, and Ben Tre. I remember the MACV compound at My Tho as a place that looked like it walked out of the movie Casablanca. Slow rotating ceiling fans and tile floors. You expected to see a short heavy set gentleman in a white suit come down the hall at any time. It had a real French air to it. Numerious times I had to take the fairy at My Tho to go to Ben Tre. We would have to wait to load the fairy on this jammed little market street. The market place was always jammed and made me feel uncomfortable just sitting in the Vietnamese crowded street waiting to load. And, the kids were all trying to sell you something or wanting something from you. On the trip across the river we went around the tip of what I believe was called "sniper island", and there was the wild looking Monk monastery on the tip of the island. Seems they called the Monk there the "Coconut Monk" because that was all he ate. The road on the other side of the river from My Tho to Ben Tre was always "Indian" country and on at least one occasion my vehicle, and almost myself were hit by sniper fire.

NAME = Dennis Bjurstrom
<EMAIL: dbjurstrom[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 52nd/39th Signal Bn, 1st Signal Brigade
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 08/68 - 08/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Grants Pass, OR
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at Time 09:12:04 (PST)


Record 3033
i was with the yrbm 16 when she was bombed on 1967

NAME = paul gonzales
<EMAIL: http:// pgon_rd522[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = rd522/551
BASEs or LOCATIONs = yrbm16
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/67-9/68
FROM WHERE NOW = las cruces, nm
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Time 18:01:02 (PST)


Record 3032
Dear brothers , I have faxed a letter to Presiden Bush asking him to explain why we are asked to support other countries , while the veterans budget has been cut in half . Please join me in this requiry. Send in your concerns to the White House demanding WHY , Where is your counries loyalty to YOU? Michael Luark

NAME = Michael[ Lucky] Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = navy activity support group
BASEs or LOCATIONs = TanMY Boat Ramp fork lift driver
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov.1967-nov.1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernley , nv
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Time 12:45:51 (PST)


Record 3031
WAS ON YFU 39 FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS TO FILL IN. WENT TO SANTA ROSA ISLAND TO PICK UP TEST MINES

NAME = GARY JEFFRES
<EMAIL: AUGOLDMINER[ at ]YAHOO.COM-[ at ]HOTMAIL-[ at ]MCHSI.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU39/LCU1363 MSB50 COMMINRON11 MSO437
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LONG BEACH HAIPHONG HARBOR
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1973
FROM WHERE NOW = RIDGECREST, CA
REFFERED By = SURFING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at Time 22:44:48 (PST)


Record 3030
I was a gunner on an armored troup carrier and spent almost all my time on the boat(s). I am hoping to find Fred Brecklin, my boat captain. Excuse the spelling. Our boat participated in many insurgencies, special duty in the u-minh forrest for 40 days in October/November 69. Set 185 consecutive night ambushes on the grand canal and was one of the last boats to be pulled of the MeKong River in March/April of 70. They made us a communication boat we were about 6 miles from the capital. Home 620 241 6198 Work 620 241 6200 Ext. 6104

NAME = Rich (Bogie) Blubaugh
<EMAIL: rblubaugh[ at ]ks-usa.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATC 43, ATC 48, ATC 51 Riv. Div 15
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dongtam, Grand Canal, Mekong River, U-MInh forest, Parot's Peak
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 1969-July 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = 918 Sycamore, McPherson, KS
REFFERED By = Larry Smith
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at Time 20:24:07 (PST)


Record 3029
Great Site Looking for anyone that served on pusher boats in Da Nang from Dec '68 to May '69 or served with service craft/lighterage in Tan My at the base of Perfume River from May '69- Dec '69. I was engineman on PB-16 out of Da Nang and served with BM2 Chuck Sellers, BM1 Lovelace, and ENFN Ed Page. I Remember a BM3 "Red" Harmon, and ENFN "Yacky" Robinson also I also remeber the hit on the ammo Dump at da Nang in Feb '69 as I losst some hearing then when the sound wave hit us and knocked me down as I was coming out of the enging room to the main deck on the boat. Transferred to Tan My in May and served as engineer on PB-1 with Ken Warr and PB-3 until rotated back to Da Nang in late November '69. Remember doing some diving during the day and patrol at night in support of ACB1 in Hue while they were rebuilding the main bridge after '68 Tet offinsive.

NAME = M. L "COOP" Cooper
<EMAIL: sequoia[ at ]ez-dial.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Service Craft- P B -16, PB-1, and PB-3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Da Nang and NSAD Tan My
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68-12/69
FROM WHERE NOW = SUMMERVILLE, SC
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Time 12:21:18 (PST)


Record 3028
Great sight.

NAME = Joe Bohne
<EMAIL: Lcu1619[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lcu 1619 and 1617
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA DaNang lighterage division
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12-68 to 12-69
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Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Time 09:21:10 (PST)


Record 3027
Spent two years on the Bon Homme Richard, CVA 31 with two West Pac Cruises before getting to DaNang. My first boat was LCU 1576, then I was transferred to YFU 76. Returned to the U. S in Aug. 1970 to get out of the Navy. I returned home and went into law enforcement. Retired from the Sheriff's Office in Pensacola Florida in 1996 after 25 years and I'm now working for a small police department in South Carolina. Between Sept. 1999 and Sept. 2000 I was in Kosovo with the U. N and the International Police Force. I'm a

NAME = NWANNE ABIA
<EMAIL: abaguy[ at ]nwaafrica.com>
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Time 02:10:13 (PST)


Record 3026
Served with Literage LCU/YFU Div 4. i now have an e-mail address would like th=o hear from some of the friends i served with. i am especially looking for Stan "The Man",McKean, from around Omaha,Ne, aboard the YFU-18. Also from Craft Masters Sarkies from N.Y. of BM-1 Martin, Skelton,Swaboda,Blackowski or more of the crew members I served with. E-Mail address is chrs_christenson[ at ]yahoo.com Glad we all made it back!!!

NAME = chris christenson
<EMAIL: chrs_christenson[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-4/LCU-1477/LCU1494
Entry Date: - Monday, January 17, 2005 at Time 17:35:26 (PST)


Record 3025
All former members of Navy Seabee CBMU-302 are invited to their next reunion at the Radisson Branson hotel on June 16-19, 2005 or their mini reunion inconjunction with the Vietnam Era Seabees annual reunion in Hampton, VA on Feb. 4-6, 2005. Contact Dave Schill, President, CBMU-302 Assn. for more details.

NAME = David W. Schill
WEB SITE = http:cbmu302.homestead.com
<EMAIL: dwschill[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CBMU-302 NAVCAT-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 04/70-04/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Moorestown, NJ
REFFERED By = Surfed In
Entry Date: - Monday, January 17, 2005 at Time 06:05:52 (PST)


Record NA
Hello Sirs, I am French and zippo collector, I am looking for information about Zippos. There are lot of fake PBR zippo for sale and when I ask the sellers they often answer " The PX/BX sent special order to local Vietnamese craftsmen to engrave zippo with etching process" I think is not the true, I know konwal or penguin lighters engraved for BPR soldiers. When you were looking for a zippo, did you go to the PX/BX and got one factory etched engraved or a blank and then you go to the nearest craftsman to have it engraved? Sorry for my bad English Have a nice day Regards, Robert

NAME = Robert Munoz
<EMAIL: munozbob[ at ]wanadoo.fr>
FROM WHERE NOW = France, Entry Date: - Monday, January 17, 2005 at Time 04:47:16 (PST)


Record 3024
Looking for information on former ENFN James Harrison or could be Harris. Injury date or deceased date was around June or July of 1968.

NAME = Howard B Jencks Jr
<EMAIL: dhjencks[ at ]sover.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM 6 & 8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 08/67 8/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Chester, Vt
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Time 18:00:59 (PST)


Record 3023
Was courrier for Naval Support Activity SGN. Twice a day made mail run feom nha bve nanal station to Sagion. Stopped at MACV Headquarters, NAVFORV HQ.s Annopolis Hotel and Air Cofelt at Tan Son Nhut Airbase.

NAME = John L. Gibbs
<EMAIL: jlgstable[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Activity Sagion
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be Naval Base
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 21 Mar. 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Wichita ansas, Ks
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Time 15:28:40 (PST)


Record 3022
I can't forget the events of my life for the two years that I spent with MCB One. Happy, sad, or dangerous, oh yeah, let's not forget about the crazy times. My battalion was the number one battalion two years in a row. I don,t know if we were brave or nuts, but we were soldiers that stood up and faced the danger every time, I miss the men that I served with. I wish I could reunite with all of them

NAME = Tom Wolf
<EMAIL: www.tommynam46[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Navy Seabees MCB One
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Red Beach One Danang, RVN
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = April'66-Oct'67 2 tours
FROM WHERE NOW = Bronx, N.Y.
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at Time 12:18:23 (PST)


Record 3021
THE COOL CREW PORT HUENEME NAVAL BASE THE USS NORTON SOUND 'SOUL BROTHERS' IN THE LATE 60'S AND EARLY 70'S, MY SISTER AND HER FRIENDS WOULD ENTERTAIN OUR MILITARY TROOPS AT THE LOCAL 'USO' BASED IN OXNARD, CA. I WAS BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO VISIT AND HELP ENTERTAIN AT ONE DANCE, FOR I WAS YOUNGER THAN THEY. I DO REMEMBER THE SHIP 'USS NORTON SOUND' ALTHOUGH I DID NOT EVER BOARD HER. I AM PARTICULARLY SEARCHING FOR A 'JOHN ARRUGIO' (SPELLING OF THE LAST NAME MAY BE INCORRECT, YET PRONOUNCED 'AR RUE JEE O') WHO MAY HAVE BEFRIENDED 'BETTY' AND A 'EDDIE MORRA AND SUNNY' WHO MAY HAVE BEFRIENDED 'MARIAN', YET ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AT THE 'USO' ARE WELCOMED TO CONTACT ME AT THE LISTED E-MAIL ADDRESS. AT THIS TIME, RATHER YOU HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING ON LAND, SEA, OR AIR, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE PROTECTION YOU HAVE GIVEN ME AND MY FAMILY. ALSO, PRESENT OR PAST, TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR VERY LIVES, LIMBS {AND MUCH, MUCH MORE) FOR US, I THANK YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILIES, AND TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE IN THE STRONG SPIRIT, WILL, AND POWER OF THE CREATOR 'YAHWEH', FOR HE IS THE TRUE LIBERY (FREEDOM) OF US ALL! II CORINTHIANS 3:17 THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME ENTER INTO YOUR SPACE.

NAME = MARIAN WILLIAMS (PATTERSON)
<EMAIL: familyquest1[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS NORTON SOUND/USS NEMESES/ALL OTHERS
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CBC PORT HUENEME NAVAL BASE, CALIFORNIA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968 - 1970'S
FROM WHERE NOW = OXNARD, CA
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at Time 10:16:23 (PST)


Record 3020
I am Mac Davis,and I am looking for any Base crew members of Mo base II. I served as the Chief in charge of PBR maintaince and Base Maintaince. I retired in Dec, 1974 as a Senior Chief Engineman. If any kof you guys are out there I would like to hear from you. Thanks

NAME = Mac Davis
<EMAIL: macdavis[ at ]door.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile Base II
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Upper Mekong River Tan An I think
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 1968/April 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Ransom Canyon, Texas
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Time 19:09:44 (PST)


Record 3019
WORKED IN THE GALLEY WHILE ONBOARD 18 AND 21 CS2 18 WAS OK BUT 21 WAS GREAT. WELCOME HOME AND GOD BLESS AMERICA

NAME = FLOYD DOISE JR.
<EMAIL: LINDA-FLOYD[ at ]EONET.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM18 AND YRBM21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = PORT ARTHUR, TX.
REFFERED By = JUST LOOKING FOR A NAME I MIGHT EMEMBER
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Time 20:07:01 (PST)


Record 3018
Its very interesting what you come across looking for other things 36 years down the road. WELLCOME HOME.

NAME = Arthur W. Sherette
<EMAIL: artsherette[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1097th Med Boat Co. LCM8 #39
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68-12/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Toledo, Oh
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Time 18:33:40 (PST)


Record 3017
I'm not much for telling stories.I was hit 13Aug70,medivacked and never returned.

NAME = Allen Craig HMC USN(Ret)UDT/SEAL
<EMAIL: bigchief[ at ]bresnan.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Golf Platoon
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Sea Float
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May,1970 Aug 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Grand Junction, CO
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Time 09:33:59 (PST)


Record 3016
Iwas at the 36th Evac.Hospial in April when we received a severe Rocket attack that began at 0100 hours until 0500 hours. Does anyone remember that? Ron Klimmek

NAME = Ronald W. Klimmek
<EMAIL: 404o4o[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 36th Evacuation Hospital
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VungTau,South Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8Jan68-29July69
FROM WHERE NOW = Glendale, Ca.
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at Time 20:57:31 (PST)


Record 3015
Looking for some shipmates and possibly talking over old times. I was on PBR 668. From what I understand Ltcmdr. Poe was KIA in August of 1970. Hopefully one of you guys with a great memory will contact me.

NAME = Terry Vogler
<EMAIL: TerryVglr[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 592
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Go Da Ha and YRBM 20 Vinh Te Canal
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May69-May70
FROM WHERE NOW = Santa Rosa, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed on
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at Time 19:50:33 (PST)


Record 3014
Just looking for friends like John Ligas Bud Anderson from Ankorage if you know them plz forward my e mail

NAME = Jose Grau
<EMAIL: jhgrau[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 329th TC YFU 75 and YFU 79
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970 1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Santiago Chile, Entry Date: - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at Time 11:06:00 (PST)


Record 3013
Im trying to locate some of my very good friends

NAME = Jose Grau
<EMAIL: jhgrau[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 329th TC YFU 79
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970 1972
REFFERED By = Ralph Grambo
Entry Date: - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at Time 07:53:33 (PST)


Record 3012
Proudly served on LCU 1475 for 12 months on the Perfume and Cua Viet rivers...........As one of my fellow rats said " a wild ride on a slow boat ".

NAME = Bob Cross
<EMAIL: riverratnam[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1475
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug 68- Aug 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Livingston , NJ
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at Time 18:50:15 (PST)


Record 3011
SERVED ABOARD THE YFU 4 LCU 1477 AND THE LCU 1494 HAD SOME GOOD TIMES WITH SOME GREAT BUDDIES. AM TRYING TO CONTACT THEM ESPECIALLY STAN "THE MAN" MCKEAN FROM AROUND OMAHA, NE. WE WENT TO BOOT TOGETHER CO 761 I WAS THEN FROM IOWA. HE SERVED ABOARD THE YFU 18 ALONG WITH A CREW MEMBER NAMED, POPE, FROM HAWAII. ALSO SO LOOKING FOR SWOBODA,CRAFT MASTER BM1 MARTIN, BLACKOWSKI, SKELTON AND CRAFT MASTER BM1 SARKIES FROM NEW YORK (QUEENS I THINK) I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER BUT AM USING ONE AT VETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL VFW POST IN OCEAN BEACH, CA. BUT MAILING ADDRESS IS CHRIS CHRISTENSON, PO BOX 91072 HENDERSON, NV. 89015 WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ALL MY FRIENDS AND MORE WHO SERVED WELCOME BACK!!! HOPE YOU ALL HAVE PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR ASK SARKIES HE WOULD KNOW!! HA-HA.

NAME = CHRIS A. CHRISTENSON

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU4/LCU1477/LCU1494
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LITERAGE DA NANG CHU LI SIA WYN TAN MY HUE CUA VIET DONGHA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 03/69-03/70
FROM WHERE NOW = HENDERSON, NV
REFFERED By = SURF N THE NET
Entry Date: - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at Time 12:54:09 (PST)


Record 3010
Served aboard the Monmouth County as ships Yeoman until she was brought back to US for Decommissioning. Looking for any of the last crew. I have compiled a partial crew list w/some e-mail addresses if anyone is interested.

NAME = Doyle B Bartlett
<EMAIL: doyle[ at ]doylebartlett.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Monmouth County LST1032
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MeKong Delta w/ Vung Tau as Home Port
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/69 - 5/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, Texas
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at Time 21:11:47 (PST)


Record 3009
USN RADIO/TTY REPAIRMAN TRAVELLED II, III, IV CORPS AREAS DOING FIX IT STUFF - HOMEBASE NHA BE ROADRUNNER SHOP.

NAME = Thomas H. Cooke
<EMAIL: tom.cooke[ at ]yvmh.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = AO63/NAVSUPPACT SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA BE SA DEC MY THO VINH LONG DONG TAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/66-02/70
FROM WHERE NOW = YAKIMA, WA
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at Time 13:35:59 (PST)


Record 3008
iam a great admirer of the pbr's of vietnam and their crews who served so bravely .I know there are some of these boats left here in the good ole U S A. Can you give me info as to where i could find onefor sale ? I would love to restore one to it's original condition.I don't have alot of money and i heard of government surplus sales. does any one have any info on this possible project?

NAME = william m. henderson
<EMAIL: hondo[ at ]topsailnet.net>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at Time 17:31:53 (PST)


Record 3007
whould like to hear from anyone who might know me ,thanks.

NAME = curtis bush
<EMAIL: nine5253[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 31stncr,mcb1,mcbu301,302,va42, [va65-cvn69]
BASEs or LOCATIONs = camp tien shaw /danang,oceana,va. oxanrd,ca.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/70-6/70
FROM WHERE NOW = san pablo, ca.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at Time 12:27:10 (PST)


Record 3006
Looking for shipmates

NAME = Terry Foley
<EMAIL: TerryF1967[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Group
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ISB Thuan An
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Apr71-Apr-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Blue Bell, Pa
REFFERED By = Surfed In
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at Time 11:59:53 (PST)


Record 3005
I arrived in vietnam as a seaman (E-3) and did my 90 days as a messcook on APL 27 then I was put on LCU 1484 made E-4 BM 3 I did a year and was put on LCM 8's for the rest of my tour. I spent over two years incountry then the navy sent me home. As an E-5 . Quick way to make rate.Any I ment a lot of great guys I served with but I am very bad on names If any of you old shipmates rember me I sure would like to hear from you.MY best to all who served there country when called to do so . you are the best of the best.It was a honor to have served with you. Go with GOD's speed

NAME = Jerry W.Gurka
<EMAIL: Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1484 & Laturage LCM 8's Danang / Dong Ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/67 to 3/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville , Fl
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at Time 05:31:17 (PST)


Record 3004
Was assigned to French Vietnamese RAGS when our unit first arivved in country was berthed and operated on and from USS Benewhafirst operations were in the runzat special zone not sure of Posi in reference to MY Tho. only know it was accessed through South China Sea.was assigned to escorting 9th infantry mike eights which ferryed 105 howitzers to predesignated fire support locations. Christmas of 67 we were north of Dong Tam runinng on a tributary known as Route&B-40 Alley,lost one of our ASPB which was running mine sweep ops ahead of us.From then on it was one op after anothene sweep ops ahead of us.From then on it was one op after anothen it was one op after another due to the Tet offensive of Christmas 67 through March of 68 . we were pulled out of a fire fight to be rotated back to states.If anyone has any photos of the boats mainly the Monitors and the CCB's acopy would greatly be appreciated!

NAME = EN1 Richard A. Mills
WEB SITE = http:// www.bellsouth.net
<EMAIL: layardman57[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River assault Sqdrn1-111-1 CCB111-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MY THAO, COCHI CANAL ,Sadak mainly i CORP AREA INSIDE CAMBODIA BORDER DURING TET OFFENSIVE OF JAN.68
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = March1967/March1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Hammond , Louisiana
REFFERED By = just surfed in trying to find info on brown water navy found your site
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at Time 23:48:12 (PST)


Record 3003
In photo#14 you have a L C U going to sea past the dreage. The boat was 1484 . This was the boat I was on for over a year .Then I went to LCM 8's. this is a great site . thank you for keeping it going after all these years . Thanks again J.W.Gurka BMCS U.S.N. Ret.

NAME = Jerry W Gurka
<EMAIL: Fluffy32257[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NavSupport Activity
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang LCU1484
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/67 3/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville , Fl
Entry Date: - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at Time 18:32:56 (PST)


Record 3002
I want to update my e mail address from dchanson8040[ at ]aol.com to dchanson8040[ at ]comcast.net.(record #1869).

NAME = Darrell Hanson
<EMAIL: dchanson8040[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 67 and YFU68
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang ? I Corp
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 1969 - June 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Minneapolis, MN
Entry Date: - Friday, December 31, 2004 at Time 17:18:29 (PST)


Record 3001
My story may not contribute anything new, but here goes. I served as an SK2 from April 1970 to March 1971. My first supply officer was D. K. Guinn Lt. Jr. grade. OIC was LT Fry. My next supply officer was Ensign Hillhouse. I do remember the hand grenade incident. I had recently reported aboard when that a flick was to be shown on the mess decks. I wanted a "good" seat so I sat all the way down in the front, before the movie began, this vietnamese walks in and has a frag granade and is getting ready to pull the pin. thank god to guys walk in behind him and pull him back out the hatch. I worked in the supply office next to sick bay, which was next to the radio shack. One day Lt. Fry decided to hold an inspection so the whole crew was I believe was on the flight deck, we all could have gotten wiped out rather easily. what I'm really trying to find out is all I can about the yrbm 21 itself. does anyone rember it's deminsions, where is it now? I stood Jr. officer of the deck watches, anybody know if the quarter deck logs still exist? Where was the conversion from ww2 oiler to yrbm done? the hull seemed rather thin. does anyone have any information about it's thickness. It was rumored to be only 1/4 inch thick. I was the whoused to shoot at objects in the water and throw granades mostly concussion at the bow. I'm trying to do a human interest story for our local newspaper. there is no money involved.

NAME = Martin Friedentag
<EMAIL: mf41349[ at ]webtv.net >
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm-21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = in middle of river 1 1/2 miles from cambodia
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/70 - 3/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Boca Raton , Fl
REFFERED By = came accross in the internet
Entry Date: - Friday, December 31, 2004 at Time 04:03:18 (PST)


Record 3000
Anyone left out there? Where are you MR. Carr?

NAME = Woody
<EMAIL: Widrig1[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Pitkin County LST1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Interlochen, MI
REFFERED By = Dooley
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Time 22:29:19 (PST)


Record 2999
Great site. Brings back memories. We had to come to Nha Be to Fuel our PBRs. Also dilivered one that was hit in Cat Lai to Nha Be on a Semi trailer. Also escorted the Acteon Fuel tanker when it was brought up river. It was always our boat's job to patrol that area when it was anchored. Often went on board and traded M-80s (yes firecrackers) for beer and steak. Spent alot of time in their bar. Anyway, thanks for the memories and welcome home.

NAME = Tom Schauer
<EMAIL: tomsandy[ at ]cableone.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army 458th Trans Co. (Army PBRs)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
ND
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Time 22:08:27 (PST)


Record 2998
Months ago I sent you my comments and rememberances of the BS that t0ook place aboard the YR 71 by all the racist people that ran the barge way back then. You didn't have the balls to print the truth or what took place. If you had a question all you had to do was ask some of my peers who served under Lt. Hunter and LTJG Salez. My peers would have supported what I reported to you. It was not all a bowl of roses as so many vets protray their time in country. This website is just a sellout like everything else that wants to cover up the truth of what really took place. You didn't even have the courtesy of responding to my previous email and thanking me for taking the time to correspond with you even though you could not submit my memories in the state that I recalled them. So you chose to ignore me and the truth altogether. Shame an all of you who maintain this website. I served honorably and was treated with dishonor by those in responsible positions above me. The truth is the truth whether you care to recognize it or not. Sugar coat it if it makes you feel better but the sugar coating is just a cover up for the lies and BS that really took place. I hope you can live with your denial of the truth and look in the mirror each morning and see the denial and deal with it each and every day for the rest of your lives. I am bitter about all I experienced while serving with you and your denial of it only enhances my sadness at your lack of intestinal fortitude. (for those of you who had trouble passing 4th grade - that means a lack of guts). Rolf Olsen YN2 YR 71 1970-1971.

NAME = Rolf Olsen
<EMAIL: rsolsen[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Can Tho / Ben Se Moi & Tan Chou
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971-1971
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Time 20:18:50 (PST)


Record 2997
I am trying to prove a claim for VA purposes. I need to know if anyone out there served with me during the above years and remembers the times we were tied up in DANang RVN Harbor. Please e-mail me at the above internet address..Thanks

NAME = Ernesto Peralta, Fireman/Seaman/Stewardsman
<EMAIL: Bosoxjim[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS CREE (ATF84) 1963-1967
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1963-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = Jim Galliher, Disabled American Veterans NSO
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Time 09:54:19 (PST)


Record 2996
I was on Laos border on the Mekong, I have some pictures of PBR's with Thai markings but there were several of "our guys" assigned. Anyone here ever been up that way? Also, for a while there was a hovercraft with the unit also. I have a picture of the one of the PBR's firing up the shoreline after a FAC 0-1 made a mark. Wecome home boys!

NAME = Jim Cottrell
<EMAIL: Grouse25j[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 56th Spl Ops Wing USAF
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nakon Phanom Thailand
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70/71, 71/72, 74/75
FROM WHERE NOW = Tiverton, RI
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Time 19:01:17 (PST)


Record 2995
Assigned to A-1 Div on ARG 4 from 12/68 to 12/69. Assigned to engine repairs at Da Nang 1/70 to 1/71. Spent time in Vung Tao, mainly An Thoi for most of my first tour.EN3 on first tour, EN2 when assigned to Da Nang. Worked repairing both Swift Boats and PBRs.

NAME = Edward Koorse
<EMAIL: EKoorse[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Tutilla ARG 4, NSF DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang, Phu Quoc, An Thoi, Vung Tao
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68-12/69, 1/70-2/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Hinsdale, N.Y.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Time 07:33:30 (PST)


Record 2994
Looking for any shipmates aboard Uss Mercer Feb.69 through decommision at San Francisco Calif.

NAME = Phillip W. Elmer
WEB SITE = NONE
<EMAIL: brojaxzn[ at ]netzero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS UNION AKA 106 1965-6/USSMERCER APB 39 1969 TO DEC ON/USS BLUERIDGE LCC19 72/73
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAVSUPPACT DANANG/USS MERCER DONG TAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 65-66 67-68 69-70 72-73
FROM WHERE NOW = Tucson, AZ
REFFERED By = A Friend
Entry Date: - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at Time 12:54:01 (PST)


Record 2993
Went to RVN Oct66 was stationed out of Nha Be when she was still tents, and a bunch of sand. Rode MSB11 for minron 11, BM1 Coleman, BMSN Whilloughby, the rest are just faces in my past. Numerous fire fights, & hairy moments sweeping for mines.Remember Tank farm on Long Tau & Saigon River getting hit, And the civilian tanker getting hit & sunk at the mouth of the Saigon River, And one of the boats bringing up the first command detinated 1000lb russian mine found on the Long Tau river. Base rocketed & mortared 6,7th,& 9th August 1966.Left for states side Dec 67......Just before the Party. Went to Vietamese Language School in 71 46 wks. Last class to go through Wash DC. went back incountry very few americans left we deployed with the Vietnamese. I rode Boston Whalers out of Quin Nhon. Great Boats, mounted M60 forward,with a few thousand rds in the void. And two xtra cases ammo, carried 3-4 cases of concussion grenades for the swimmers around the Korean Piers, and searching cove 1,2,3,with grenades, M60, and M79, I rounded the cove one night and a VN PBR had run aground & Charlies was having target practice with them. when I came around the bend there 50 barrels were so hot I could see them glowing in the dark.radio was not working, these were the only guns they had , and I suspected they fell asleep that is why they ran aground(I should have left them there) I scrambelled some american helos from the army base, and with my boat, & 2 Johnson 40's I & a ship mate 2nd class electrition Wilson from Philly, managed to keep them off there ass long enough by drawing there fire, while they all pushed the boat off the bar.And end the night patroling inside the Leper Colony at Trung Hung Dau 4. and of course a few Ba Muoi Ba's beire(Translates to beer 33)After 5 mths the Navy sent 8 advisors to Nam Can(BM,s & GM,s Mike Tatosian, Chuck Sgt. Rock Stark) in the delta on operation "Kibitser" our mission was to end the infaltration of NVA Regulars in to the delta by boat. This was done my setting up water born guard posts, ambushes, & patroling.....It was like the shoveling s--t against the tide.Very frustrating. I got myself in trouble with the VN Lt., for greasing some fisherman on the river at 0300 while we were heading down river to begin patrols(fisherman my ass). The American Commander(Name I cant remember but thanks) saw it my way and got me out of town as they wanted to courtmartial me.They sent me North to ThuanAn/Cua Viet with the VN Junks, ambushes, patrols, I stayed with them till Mar73 .This is the only time I felt safe while working with the VN's these men believed in the mission. And took no prisoners. I was proud to serve with these guys.They lived like pirates on the Missippi in the 1700's. I retired from the Navy as a GMCM in may 89 with 24 yrs. But these were some of my proudest moments.Have a fine Navy Day!

NAME = Jake LoCascio
<EMAIL: jakelocascio[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Minron11/NhaBe,Boston Whalers/QuihNhon,Swifts,Nam Can, VN Junks/ThuanAn/Cua Viet
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be, Quin Nhon, Nam Can, Thuan/Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 66-67, 71-73
FROM WHERE NOW = Gloversville,, NY
REFFERED By = Bob Anderson
Entry Date: - Friday, December 24, 2004 at Time 12:04:47 (PST)


Record 2992
SERVED FROM 62-65 LITTLE CREEK ABOARD LCUS. RAFFLIATED WITH USNR IN 1987 RETIRED IN 2003 AS A BM1. ACTIVATED IN 1990 FOR DESERT STORM. PRESENTLY MARRIED WITH 3 GRAND CHILDREN. WORKING AS A CORRECTION OFFICER FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS. JUST WANTED TO SAY WHAT A GREAT WEB SITE AND BRAVO ZULU TO ALL WHO SERVED IN THE BROWN WATER NAVY.

NAME = FRANK LANDI
<EMAIL: FL571[ at ]OPTONLINE.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ACU-2 63-65, USN, USNR 87-03
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LITTLE CREEK, VA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = DID NOT SERVE IN VIET NAM
FROM WHERE NOW = YONKERS, NY
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Time 16:50:40 (PST)


Record 2991
Was there with my brother Dennis. Dennis went on R&R to Austrailia and we took fire from the uncharted island. I was left by my boat to guard three large water taxies. Storm came up and they lost me out on the river. LT Wolin came on night patrol to find me. Went on 267 combat patrols . Came under heavy automatic and rocket fire 17 different times.

NAME = James D Talbert
<EMAIL: jrtalbert[ at ]gpcom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river section 534 boat # 715
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ham Long & Vam Co Dung rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68-02/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Red Cloud, NE.
REFFERED By = SURFING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Time 14:47:33 (PST)


Record 2990
I served under Cpt. Smith and ??? Anyway...I live in Virginia 4941 Americana Dr. #T11 Annandale,Virginia I talk to Lin MaCintire and George Mcgee ocasionaly I'm about to retire from DoD (Army) the computer feild..and still playing jazz keybords...

NAME = John R. Lester
<EMAIL: lester.j[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = L.S.T. 1032-U.S.S. Monmouth County
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Annandale, Virginia
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Time 09:25:29 (PST)


Record 2989
Just updating my email address.

NAME = Bruce Lindsay
<EMAIL: bl061150[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Sa Dec, Binh Thuy, COMNAVFORV, Song Ong Doc, VNNSY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/70-01/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville, FL
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Time 08:29:24 (PST)


Record 2988
I was on the Chesterfield County, from Virginia to Viet Nam. It was the most seasick time of my Navy Career. Hot and good times now that it is over.

NAME = Gilbert Burruel
<EMAIL: gburruel[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Chesterfield County LST-551
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Little Creek Amphib base
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/65-11/66
FROM WHERE NOW = Stockton, Ca.
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at Time 22:51:38 (PST)


Record 2987
nice work on your web page

NAME = Jimmy King
<EMAIL: jimmyking[ at ]textilecity.net>
Entry Date: - Friday, December 17, 2004 at Time 16:51:28 (PST)


Record 2986
Hi from Russia! I`m serching set of plans for PBR Mark 2. We develop and build paper models and for now nobody made this model. I`d like to fill this "space". Please help me to find plans!

NAME = Timur
WEB SITE = model.icegroup.ru
<EMAIL: rhaven[ at ]mail.ru>
Entry Date: - Friday, December 17, 2004 at Time 03:29:10 (PST)


Record 2985
My brother Thomas Temple served on PBRs in Vietnam. Tommy passed away in Jan 2004 in Ensenada Mexico, accidentally drowned while working on his sailboat. Please remember the courage of Tommy and his fellow crewmen.

NAME = Robert Temple
<EMAIL: temple[ at ]astound.net>
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = circa 1969
CA
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Time 21:33:51 (PST)


Record 2984
Was GMG2 on the Hunterdon County. Arrived in county 1/26/68. was sent to ChuLia, back to saigon, down to Bihn Tui, Caught a ride on pbr with R.P.(Barney) Barnes.I Think it was Riv Sec 509.This was a day or two before TeT. Back to Saigon and off to the PI Tell Mid Febuary.

NAME = Richard s Enke
<EMAIL: RSEnke[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Hunterdon County (lst 838 )
BASEs or LOCATIONs = HamLonge, QhinNhon,NaTrang, Bassic
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/68 to12/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Concord. Ca, Entry Date: - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Time 20:06:22 (PST)


Record 2983
swould like to hear from lt green"s crew of the pfc 35 boat crewmembers RM3 clark SN clark EN2 kelly GMG2VIGIL LT GREEN

NAME = john f. moore
<EMAIL: bettyanjohn1[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pfc 35
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cat lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = jan67 to jan 68
FROM WHERE NOW = grove, oklahoma
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Time 19:00:03 (PST)


Record 2982
I was a member of the original crew of Operation Seafloat. Lived on the barges when they were anchored at Nha Be, then we were transported to the Song Cua Lon aboard the USS Crockett. I remember very well the dark morning when we were floated up the river courtesy of HCU-1, and Bosun Jernigan taking charge of getting us moored in the river. My job was as radioman/electronics tech in the "com van" aboard the barges. Lodge RM1, Whitley RM1, and Mooney RM3 were my co-workers, would like to hear from them or anyone who was a "plankholder" of Operation Seafloat. I remember a Swift boat sailor, his name was Penta, I can still see the name above the pocket on his new greens as we placed him in a body bag and loaded his remains aboard the seawolf. He had been in country for less than a week. Stepped on a mine.

NAME = John H Cutter
<EMAIL: jcutter[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon, Seafloat
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be, Song Cua Lon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = apr 69-apr 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Wichita,, KS
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Time 13:20:39 (PST)


Record 2981
I WAS REALLY TOUCHED WHEN I FOUND THIS WEB SITE. FIRST THING I NOTICED WAS A CREW MEMBER FROM THE YFU4/LCU 1494 BY THE NAME OF BILL I WOULD LIKE HIM AND ANY OTHER CREW MEMBERS TO CONTACT ME BY MAIL IF POSIBLE SOME GOOD MEMORIES AND SOME NOT SO GOOD. I AUTHORIZE THE LISTING OF MY ADRESS AS I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER P.O. BOX 91072 HENDERSON, NV. WELCOME HOME TO ALL OF YOU!!!!

NAME = CHRIS CHRISTENSON

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 4 / LCU 1477 / LCU 1494
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA DANANG LITERAGE LCU/YFU DIV 4
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69-3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = P.0. BOX 91072 HENDERSON, NV
REFFERED By = SURFIN AT THE LIBRARY
Entry Date: - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at Time 17:46:11 (PST)


Record 2980
Just want to say Hi! Ithink I got on here a year ago or so. looking for any body from lcu1484 old river rat!!

NAME = bill wood
<EMAIL: swood229[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcu1484
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Evington, va
Entry Date: - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at Time 12:32:40 (PST)


Record 2979
I was one of the original Seawolves. Arrived in Vietnan as HC-1 Det 29, later became HA(L) 3 Det 1.

NAME = Roland Young
WEB SITE = Seawolf HC-1 Det 29
<EMAIL: mlryoung5[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MeCong Delta
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LST's in Bassac River
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/1966 -11/1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Fennimore, Wisconsin, Wi
REFFERED By = Stumbled in
Entry Date: - Monday, December 13, 2004 at Time 12:10:56 (PST)


Record 2978
I WAS THERE RUNNING MIKE BOATS

NAME = HAROLD GORE
<EMAIL: CHELSEASPAWPAW[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MIKE BOATS
BASEs or LOCATIONs = BINHTHUY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71ALA
FROM WHERE NOW = LANETT, ALA
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at Time 04:39:28 (PST)


Record 2977
I find very little of anything about AT-159.It took years before people even knew that 38,000 prisoners of war were on Phu-Quoc where An-thoi is located.It was the forgotten base I guess.We had army,coast guard,seabees,marines,seals,udt air force the whole specturm of navy and these were the americans!I read a lot about other boat bases but not Pho-Quocs An-thoi. Even that phony Kerry WAS ON THE ISLAND WHEN I WAS THERE. Still not much press. If anyone wants to chat about it my info is posted.

NAME = gerald l wagner
<EMAIL: fishboy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = AT-159, 4th coastal zone ,TF-115 Uss Procyon Af-61
BASEs or LOCATIONs = An-Thoi and Saigon
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = from 1965-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Dallas, pa
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, December 10, 2004 at Time 17:41:22 (PST)


Record 2976
Just posting a note to let everyone know that the PBR-FVA will be having their reunion from July 14, 2005 to July 17, 2005 in Jacksonville. It will be at the Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

NAME = Bruce Lindsay
<EMAIL: bl061150[ at ]bellsouth.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSAD Sa Dec, ATSB Song Ong Doc, COMNAVFORV, NSAD BINH THUY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/70-01/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Jacksonville, FL
Entry Date: - Friday, December 10, 2004 at Time 10:30:33 (PST)


Record 2975
Worked NSA My Tho in supply under Lt. Ritter 68-69 as well as J. Grimard who I have had contact with. Others, unknown. It was quite a year, long time ago. Remember trips to Saigon/Long Binh to pick up supplies. Have many pictures but not readily available. When I get back to the US will post some..

NAME = Jim Cerami
<EMAIL: jimcerami[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA My Tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68-12/69
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at Time 06:14:06 (PST)


Record 2974
I was an HM1 attached to the 20 in Jan 71, rode her to Vung Tau and then was transferred to the 21. Stayed aboard her until after the turnover and then went to Ton Sun Nhut to work in the Pee Palace (urine specimens for drugs) until going home. I was the one who was held by a vietnamese sailor who thought I was sleeping with my female translater and he wanted a part of it. Held me at gunpoint on the messdeck for what seemed to me hours. Also was aboard helo that took the wounded steward off when the 21 was hit by rpg's in May 71 and was hit by shrapnel. The steward later re-enlisted at the AFEES I was stationed at in DetroitI was also the one who had to go out with the boat crew each time a floater came down river to ascertain if it was an American. Also took Bac, my interpreter, to her home down river every Sunday so she could visit her family. Hear LT Fry is at home in Hawaii now. Tried to email him but got no reply. Would love to hear from anyone that was there at the same time and remembers me or the times.

NAME = Jim Thompson
<EMAIL: jamest1229[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-20; YRBM-21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong River, Tan Chau Province
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 01/71-12/71
FROM WHERE NOW = McCook, NE
Entry Date: - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at Time 05:04:38 (PST)


Record 2973
GREAT SITE! A TIME NEVER I'LL NEVER FORGET. THANK YOU GUYS FOR KEEPING THE MEMORY ALIVE FOR ALL OF US.

NAME = GARY B. BOOTH EN2
<EMAIL: boothgb[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SWIFT BOATS
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DANANG, SEAFLOAT, AND ALL OVER THE DELTA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69 & 70
FROM WHERE NOW = SPOKANE, WA
REFFERED By = SURFING THE NET
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at Time 09:33:09 (PST)


Record 2972
Great to find this site. I appreciated the picture of the YTB 785 with Rivits the dog. One smart dog, steaks rare w a touch of garlic, screwdrivers and could outsteam anyof the crew. I was the stewburner on the boats and in Qui Nhon. Retired in 82 as a MS1 I will spend some time reading all the entries. again, great site

NAME = Jim Swenson
<EMAIL: jcswen[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon det Qui Nhon, YFU 76, YTB 785
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Qui Nhon, Da Nang, Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/66-2/67..11/69-2/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Salem, Lynn, Ma
Entry Date: - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at Time 21:03:34 (PST)


Record 2971
Joined the navy in november 0f 64 and end up in viet nam feb 65. Was assigned to assualt craft div 11 out of coronado calif. I was in and out of viet nam 65, 66, 67, 68. Was wounded on LCU-1500 Feb 28 1968 and have been looking for former crew members since then. Have located 4 of them. Still looking for a willie abarms, robert hill and a cook named Duncan. I was proud to serve with assualt craft div 11. Would like to hear from former members of assult craft div 11 and acu-1.

NAME = paul eagle
<EMAIL: eaglem[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = assult craft division 11 LCU 1500 1617 1476
BASEs or LOCATIONs = coronado and danang viet nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 65 to 68
FROM WHERE NOW = beebe, ar
Entry Date: - Monday, December 06, 2004 at Time 06:06:43 (PST)


Record 2970
I was assigned to the USS Garrett County from the time it was brought out of moth balls in 1966 to August 1968. I would like to hear from any of my shipmates.

NAME = Thomas O. Fox
<EMAIL: FOXES[ at ]FIDALGO.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS GARRETT COUNTY - LST 786
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Bow, WA
REFFERED By = Gerald Busic
Entry Date: - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at Time 16:54:54 (PST)


Record 2969
SERVED ABOARD YFU-4 / LCU-1477, AND LCU 1494. WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE CREW MEMBERS, GOOD FRIENDS, AND PICTURES OF BOTH CREWS AND BOATS THEMSELVES ALSO INFORMATION ON MAYBE LOCATING I-CORPS CRUISE BOOKS FROM 69-70. ALL INFO I HAD AND PICS WERE DESTROYED IN STORAGE FIRE. I AM ALSO TRYING TO FIND A GOOD BUDDY I WENT THROUGH BOOT CAMP WITH COMPANY # 761 IN SAN DIEGO, CA. WE WENT TO VIETNAM TOGETHER HE WAS ABOARD THE YFU-18. HE GOES BY STAN "THE MAN " MCKEAN FROM AROUND THE OMAHA, NEBRASKA AREA. ANY CONTACTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED PICS TOO!!

NAME = CHRIS A. CHRISTENSON

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU/YFU DIV 4 : YFU 4 / LCU 1477 / LCU 1499
BASEs or LOCATIONs = LITERAGE DA NANG SO VIETNAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = O3/1969 - 03/1970
FROM WHERE NOW = P.O. BOX 90172 HENDERSON, NV
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at Time 12:58:19 (PST)


Record 2968
Great site. I have already found three names of guys I was stationed with and have a lot of names to check yet. Finally people are starting to show respect to the Viet Nam Vet. I am proud to have served with all of you.

NAME = FRANK WILMOTH
<EMAIL: FWILMOTH[ at ]PEOPLEPC.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 17 , YFU 57 & 89
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DONG TAM, NHA BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/69-09/70
FROM WHERE NOW = COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
REFFERED By = SURFED IN
Entry Date: - Friday, December 03, 2004 at Time 18:17:50 (PST)


Record 2967
For info, I met a Seabee Chief named Larrivee who built Seafloat. He lives in FL. He has built an exact scale model of it and it is on display at the National Vietnam War museum in Orlando. Contact me for more info.

NAME = Tom Burton...QM2
<EMAIL: vungtauqm2[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CSC/NAU ....CTF115.3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vungtau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6-67 thru 4-68
FROM WHERE NOW = Jensen Beach, FL
REFFERED By = surfin
Entry Date: - Friday, December 03, 2004 at Time 17:55:53 (PST)


Record 2966
Was Hospital Corpsman River Assault Divisin 112

NAME = Dennis Borlek
<EMAIL: RivDoc112[ at ]direcway.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Assault Division
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Delta and I Corps- Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Late '67 - March 69
Oregon
REFFERED By = Surffing
Entry Date: - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at Time 10:44:07 (PST)


Record 2965
joined the navy. requested brothers duty. he was on an aircraft carrier. when i caught up with him he was in veitnam attached to river section 534. when i arrived there i found that it was illegal for me and my brother to be in the same kill zone, but they were so short handed that they cept me anyway. the way that they got around the rules was to put me on a different pbr and put me on two night patrols while he was on two day patrols an then switch us around. it stayed that way until they sent my big brother home. while i was there i went on two hundredan some patrols. came under heavy weapons and rocket fire 17 times. would like to know how many of the guy's are stil alive ?

NAME = James Talbert
<EMAIL: jrtalbert[ at ]gpcom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river section 534
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = red cloud, NE.
Entry Date: - Monday, November 29, 2004 at Time 14:23:51 (PST)


Record 2964
With first group of SEABEE'S landing at seaflop was SW2 I think we were there oct-69 march-70 glad we did it

NAME = dave miller
<EMAIL: fftfd515[ at ]wideopenwest.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MCB-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SEAFLOAT
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = TROY , MICH
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at Time 20:00:28 (PST)


Record 2963
I WAS ON YFU-67 FROM MAY 1967 TO MAY 68, MADE MANY TRIPS TO DONG HA ON CUA VIET RIVER. WAS WOUNDED BY SHRAPNEL ON FEB.5,68 MY SHIPMATE VERNON SMITH WAS KILLED.WE WERE HIT BY AN RPG. WAS IN HUE ON THE PERFUME RIVER DURING THE TET OFFENSIVE. I KNEW SOME GREAT GUYS OVER THERE, I HOPE THEY ARE ALL STILL IN GOOD SHAPE.

NAME = Lynn Catron
<EMAIL: catinark[ at ]cox-internet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Banner, YFU-67 Danang, USS Platte AO-24, USS Hector AR-7
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = MAY 1967-MAY-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = ROGERS,, ARKANSAS
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at Time 18:16:53 (PST)


Record 2962
Just changing my email address, .... finally retired from USAF civil service with 30 years of gov't service , including the 3 years 1 month 2 weeks and 4 hours in Uncle Sam's Nursery (USN),.... you tend not to work for those folks that try to get you killed out of pure arrogance. The lowest ranking Army puke got better training then the USN types.......a miracle we're still kicking. Now if I could just get VA to admit that we'rre worth something. Brian Hupper

NAME = Brian Hupper
<EMAIL: loggybh[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Seafloat
BASEs or LOCATIONs = IUWG-1 Unit -1 Vung Tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = August 69 - August 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Originally from Maine , now Merrimack, New Hampshire, NH
REFFERED By = Google
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at Time 17:17:22 (PST)


Record 2961
Was at Solid Anchor after 3 mos at Qui Nhon in central S. Viet Name. Served as a GMG3. Did 3 mos at Solid Anchor in the GM dept. around feb - april '71. We had a great crew there. I'll try to post some pictures once I dig them up and scan them. For those who knew me, I know it's hard to fathom, but if you check out my site, you'll see that I am an assistant pastor. God is good.

NAME = Roland Dooley
WEB SITE = http://www.calvarychapelrialto.com
<EMAIL: rolanddooley[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB/ITSB Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/70 - 11/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Rialto, ca
REFFERED By = Google look up
Entry Date: - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at Time 18:08:43 (PST)


Record 2960
I was a boat captain on a PBR in 1969- 1970 I was wounded. I have a lost of member to the River Patrol Boat Unit I served with. When I found Ha Tien web-site I was amazed at all the info. Please contact me with any info you might have. RickyPLE[ at ]aol.com

NAME = Ricky O'Brien
<EMAIL: RickyPLE[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ha Tien
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = New Orleans , La
Entry Date: - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at Time 08:36:10 (PST)


Record 2959
Looking back I wish I had stayed closer with my mates. Lost all my pictures and gear to a theft.

NAME = John S. Schultz
<EMAIL: detjsschultz[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HS-4, USS YORKTOWN
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAS REAM FIELD, IMPERIAL BEACH, CA.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-68 WESPAC
FROM WHERE NOW = CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
Entry Date: - Monday, November 22, 2004 at Time 11:03:55 (PST)


Record 2958
I SERVED IN VIETNAM 1966-1967-FIRST PART OF TOUR WAS SPENT IN SAIGON SUPPLY AT COFAT COMPOUND. SECOND PART OF TOUR WAS ABOARD YFR890. WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ALL OF MY MATES THAT I SERVED WITH. PLEASE CONTACT-THANKYOU.

NAME = jimmy k. cole
<EMAIL: amerlkvet[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR890
BASEs or LOCATIONs = saigon-cofat compound
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = naples, fl.
REFFERED By = myself
Entry Date: - Monday, November 22, 2004 at Time 07:57:41 (PST)


Record 2957
Served on the YTB-785 based in Nha Be from Jan 71 to Dec 71. We traveled all over the Delta and saw lots of the country. Great web site! I'd love to hear from any fellow crew members.

NAME = Bob Lord
<EMAIL: mrelectricreno[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YTB-785
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/71-12-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Reno, NV
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at Time 10:03:53 (PST)


Record 2956
If you remember the BeachClub at 80th General Support Group Danang check out this website Http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vietnam70-72/

NAME = Wags
WEB SITE = http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vietnam70-72/
<EMAIL: duke145266[ at ]aol.com>
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-72
Entry Date: - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at Time 08:10:00 (PST)


Record 2955
arrived in co 6 66 to tent city. assigned to cominron 11 det alfa gmg3 in dec 66 was transferred to an rpc on 01 20 67 was wounded on the rac ba dang river would like to hear from anyone there at that time

NAME = joseph oross
<EMAIL: jaoross[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = msb det alfa nha be support group then rpc 1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nha be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6 66 to 01 67
FROM WHERE NOW = little egg harbor , nj
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, November 19, 2004 at Time 18:50:10 (PST)


Record 2954
I'm re-visiting to say thanks to all of you. Came to this site by accident, looking for any kind on information or help to jar my memories & help support my PTDS claim. Claim hasn't been settled yet but & that's not important now. What is ... all of you! We all came here for a purpose, some searching, some showing the way. We all hurt and feel the pain, and I'm so glad to have found this place. Each of you came and told a story as I also did. You took the time to hear mine and I read each & every one of yours. I found what I came looking for,... But found more than I thought possible, all of you. Many Thanks To All Of You!!! There are a few at the site I have to thank via email for they held the key for me. The last few weeks have been overwhelming for me & I just haven't got to them yet but I promise I will. And for you that haven't met Joe yet, Be very careful he's every where watching over us. Something else I want to share, talk about strange. Dec 9,03 I sent a request to the Dept. of the Navy- Naval Historical Center, Washington D.C. trying to locate information. Never heard a word from them. An hour ago, almost a year later I receive a very large manila envolope, delievered by UPS, from the historical center. There's over a hundred pages here and just at a glance it's amazing. They have detailed from the time I was at Cua Veit, & Danang just about every rocket, mortor attack,... They know the how many, what size and what they hit, rather it was a jeep, boat, building, & etc. I went down to the Delta To the USS NUECES & they sent acomplete history of it. I'm going to have days of reading & degesting information. Example did you know?... May 20, 69 six unknown rockets hit Cua Viet, destroyed the EM Club. I'll get back with you & again thank you all..... Harold

NAME = Harold Rhinehart
<EMAIL: hjrhin24141[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YD155 & USS NUECES
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Cua Veit,, Mecong Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug 68, Aug. 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Las Vegas, NV.
REFFERED By = Joe Sent Me.
Entry Date: - Friday, November 19, 2004 at Time 17:25:50 (PST)


Record 2953
I'm looking for shipmates of my dad, Les Cain BM3. He served on the Monmouth all of '67. I'm working on a Chrismas gift for him & need information & memorabilia that can only be provided by those that were there with him. Please email me with anything you may have. Thanks so much.

NAME = Tiffany
<EMAIL: killman4us[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Monouth County LST 1032
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Phoenix, AZ
REFFERED By = Found by accident
Entry Date: - Friday, November 19, 2004 at Time 11:35:56 (PST)


Record 2952
Was WIA during Operation Giant Slingshot near Thay Nihn on Vam Co Dong river. Now married for 32 years, 7 children - farmed (dairy) for 13 years - in sales since. Would love to hear from shipmates - cwr[ at ]innevi.com

NAME = Charles W Russell
<EMAIL: cwr[ at ]innevi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Division 525 & 574
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be, Thay Nihn,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/68 - 3/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Randolph Center, Vt
Entry Date: - Friday, November 19, 2004 at Time 04:43:04 (PST)


Record 2951
RM-3 "LUCIE" CLARK. CAT-LO. VUNG-TAU. DAV CHAPTER 29 OKCOK

NAME = LUCIEN BUFFINGTON CLARK JR
<EMAIL: BUFFYABOY[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF DIV 13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CAT LO
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-68
FROM WHERE NOW = OKCOKUSA, OK
Entry Date: - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at Time 20:54:58 (PST)


Record 2950
Before in-country service: 1 yr at NAS Seattle and 1.5 yrs on USS Stoddard DD-566 (see www.ussstoddard.org) with one cruise to WestPac. Mostly did plane guard duty for America and Intrepid. Picked up debris from one flight deck crash. Also spent many days in gunfire support S. of the DMZ, threw over 5000 5" rounds. I was in mount 4. After SERE in Coronado, transferred to a Ton Son Nhut org whose unit desig I can't recall except for "Det Charlie", and it was a liaison between USN and VNAF. Got to play captain's driver at night as Sr officers weren't allowed to drive their own cars. He was an F-4 pilot and I was told a superb one. I made BM3 while there. There was a PN1 named Mueller whom I didn't get along with too well, and an SA named Paige, can't remember any other names. Next stop, late in the year, was Cam Rahn CTF-115. There were two jr officers who bought a pig just for fun, and raised it. Attention was received from high places, and it became a major project with lots of important visitors. Another BM3 had lots of farm experience, but disagreed with how the officers managed the farm so they tried to get me interested. I LOVE pigs - when they're cooked and carved on my dinner plate!! No interest at all in raising the filthy animals. There was one pig we named "'Boats" because he was cool. There was a BM1 who might have been named Donovan or something. There was a guy who loved classical music and even had training in conducting a symphony orchestra. Some of us spent time snorkeling in the coral reefs - what a gorgeous beach that was! Took two month TDY to Sea-Float. From reading these accounts, I must have been there at the quietest time, but I have the most memories from that short stay. I stood watches at the 81mm mortars, and went out to cut tall trees that the helo drivers didn't like. One day, when I was NOT cutting trees, the other team was fired upon and had to beat it back to base. The helos went out and shot the place up, but I don't think the cong were ever located. Before the helos got up, we pounded with mortars. One of the rounds fell far short and exploded on the riverbank. I remember watching the round's trajectory in the air, it was so slow. It should have gone well OVER the "Chu-Lai" (not sure of spelling - the training camp for repatriated VC near the Sea-Bee base), but instead fell SHORT of it. THAT caused some excitement! The next day, my team went to the same area, and when we landed on the bank, I found the mortar's crater and the tail fins. I still have the fins as my best souvenir of Vietnam. I remember the over-water latrines, cold showers (unless you were the FIRST that day, to take advantage of solar-heated pipes), mosquito nets on the bunks, and the night the Sea-Bee base was attacked. I actually slept through the gunfire and caught hell for it! That same BM1 was there - he could reem a sailor out very effectively! I remember the various boats and the Seal teams. I'm a big-time fan of the Seals, because I figure we'd all be dead without their patrols. I remember them returning from an ambush, and one of them beside himself with excitement for the thrill of mowing 'em down with his BAR. They once brought back some captured weapons, including a home-made mortar with the most humongous warhead I ever saw. I remember one of those tough blood-thirsty warriors at the dinner table, praying before eating, extremely intelligent and interesting to talk to. I remember that a supply ship came with the reefer broken open, and tons of steak and lobster spoiled and tossed overboard. And I remember our evening meal always alternated between steak and lobster! Also that there were no "eatin' tools" available - my parents sent me a boyscout kit to eat with. And I remember a sailor tripped on the tripod leg of the $30,000 night vision scope and sent it to the bottom of the river. Poor guy, he sure caught hell! One of our snipers shot at some movement about a mile down the bank, and caught hell for shooting without permission - go figure. Oh, and there was the time the new OinC fell overboard. One name I can remember is BM3or2 Navey, initials U.S.! He told a story about being sent to his first sea-duty after bootcamp, preceded by a naval message "USNAVEY will be aboard ". You can probably fill in the rest of the story. He was a quiet guy, and I'm certain not the type to make up such a story. And I'm very certain of the spelling. After a couple more months at Cam Rahn and just before my scheduled R&R, my Dad died and I discharged a month short of 4 years service. Went back to college (Drexel, engineering), worked at the Naval Ship Engineering Center in Philly, then the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster. That closed (thanks to BRAC) and we transferred to Naval Air Systems Command at Pax River. I'm three years from retirement with a total of about 40 years of service. One-tenth of that carries twice the memories of the other 9/10ths.

NAME = Jim Macaulay (BM3)
WEB SITE = www.smccc.org/
<EMAIL: james.macaulay[at]navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAS Seattle, DD-566, CTF-115
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Son Nhut, Cam Rahn, Sea-Float
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = approx 7/69 - 6/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Patuxent River, MD
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at Time 09:53:45 (PST)


Record 2949
I have a hard time with a lot of stories, Im under care for P.T.S.D. and bad legs and hands. What im looking for is a few pictures of our mother ship the USS-Fortmarion LSD-22, My ex wife through out all my pictures and paper work whin she left me and the kids, She had a hard time with dissability, but now after getting out of west haven VA, i would like to show 3 boy,s what it was like over there. Thank You for a great web site Larry Bundy LSD-22 PBR-18

NAME = Larry Bundy
<EMAIL: corvettedad[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LSD-22 the Fortmarion LCM,s PBR,s 1967
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cam rah bay chui lie
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = !966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Manchester connecticut, ct
REFFERED By = Larry wheeler
Entry Date: - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Time 17:36:29 (PST)


Record 2948
Army Lt advisor to RFPF and PSDF. Visited YRBM 20 on many occasions to swap booze for ice cream and milk! Hootch mate was a Navy Lt. advisor to the VN's PBR group (name?). Province Senior Advisor was John Swango, a civilian with an Army LTC, Evan Hunter, as his deputy. Name of our compound was Camp Arnn right on the Bassac River. We operated throughout Chau Doc province. I spent most of my time in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton Districts, especially the Seven Mountains, Nui Gai and Nui Coto. Thank God for the Sea Wolves and their unflinching support. This is a terrific web site and I plan to read all the postings. Stumbled on it today and have long lost memories flooding back.

NAME = richard mohlere
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: richard.mohlere[ at ]ubs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MACV Advisory Team 64
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Chau Doc Province
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 1970-June !971
FROM WHERE NOW = Bridgehampton, NY
REFFERED By = Google
Entry Date: - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Time 14:09:43 (PST)


Record 2947
Just see if anyone from supply responds- - - - -

NAME = ron werkheiser
<EMAIL: ronnie570[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAF Supply..
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAF Cam Rahn Bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 68-Dec 68
FROM WHERE NOW = Pocono Mts , Pa
Entry Date: - Monday, November 15, 2004 at Time 06:37:27 (PST)


Record 2946
MY STORY CAN NOT BE THE SAME AS YOURS BUT I WILL SAY THIS THIS IS A VERY NICE SECTION TO COME UPON I WASH I COULD FIND ONE FOR THE WAC'S MARINES OR ARMY FOR WW II HEROS TOO IF ANYONE KNOWS PLEASE EMAIL ME OR YES IF ANYONE WAS OR HAPPENED TO BE AT FTMC CLELLEN ABOUT THE SAME TIME I WAS E MAIL ME IF NOT STILL EMAIL ME IF U WANT MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU JODIE OR PEBLES AS I WAS CALLED WHILE IN THE WAC'S

NAME = JOANNA (FERST) HAMPTON
WEB SITE = NONE
<EMAIL: mommaangl[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = SORRY B- COMPANY
BASEs or LOCATIONs = FT. MCCLELLEN ALABAMA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = URBANA, OHIO
REFFERED By = MYSELF JUST HAPPENED TO COME ACROSS
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at Time 11:42:06 (PST)


Record 2945
I am trying to contact anyone who was there during the Tet offensive. And anyone with the medical unit at that time. I can not locate my medical record because they stay with the Unit, who knew. I have to find out where the units home base was to get my records. Also would like to find anyone who remembers me over there. I need to try to fill in some blanks. I have PTSD and can not remember very much.

NAME = Les Otto
<EMAIL: flomonstertwo[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S Navy Seabee
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tein Sha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov. 1967- Nov. 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Was from WI, Was living in CA at time. Now Hooks, Texas
Entry Date: - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Time 22:25:28 (PST)


Record 2944
I just happen onto this site and liked it very much. Hope to see more friends from my ship.

NAME = Ernest Mooney
<EMAIL: ermoon2001[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Harnett County LST 821
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/69 - 1/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Ellensburg, WA
Entry Date: - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Time 13:24:46 (PST)


Record 2943
I was transferred in from SRF-DaNang in June of 71, after we turned our small craft over to our counterparts. I was an En-3, and I worked in the Pump Shop, a hooch on the starboard bow. We mainly overhauled the Jacuzzi Populsion pumps from the PBR's. "Gus" Gustillo, EN-1, was my supervisor. He was a Filipino, and because I was married to a Filipina at that time, and loved Philippine cuisine, I always appreciated the times he cooked meals in our "hooch". He was an avid fisherman, and there was always fresh fish & rice available. I was there at the "turnover" ceremony. I'll never forget the morning we flew off the fight deck for the last time. Does anyone remember the flap that happened in the galley that last morning, when the new owners of the YRBM-21 couldn't seem to find anyone that could fire off the galley equipment in order to prepare breakfast. I guess that there wasn't equipment designed specifically to prepare fish-heads and rice. LOL, we had a chuckle over that! Does anyone have any pics or memories of the time we were rocketed on the starboard side. There was a bird destroyed, and the officer's mess took a round. Several of the Stewards were hurt as they prepared to serve the officers their coffee and crumpets at the mid to 4 am watch. I'll never forget the GQ alarm klaxon that woke me out of a sound sleep that early morning.

NAME = Larry Eslick
<EMAIL: wedunit[ at ]montanasky.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-21, Jacuzzi Pump Shop, a hooch on the Starboard Bow
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10-70 to 11-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Polson, Montana
REFFERED By = Surfed in from Google search
Entry Date: - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Time 08:22:27 (PST)


Record 2942
I was on the repair force during the day unless they need me to go on patroll on a 82 footer most of the time we patrolled at night. we searched junks gave fire support. I am looking for names and address of guys i served with have a case pending aginist the veterans Adminstration. Ronald R Hirth .

NAME = Ronald Rene' Hirth
<EMAIL: Hronaldhirth[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coast Guard division11 squdron1 Repair force An Thoi Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4-1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = 9 linden place apt#1 Vernon Conn 06066, Conn
Entry Date: - Friday, November 12, 2004 at Time 15:51:05 (PST)


Record 2941
Great site..The pictures bring back many memories..thank you so much!

NAME = Chuck Richards
<EMAIL: crichard[ at ]rochester.rr.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Ranh/Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967/1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Attica, NY
REFFERED By = found you while surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Time 07:35:24 (PST)


Record 2940
just updating e-mail and checking to see if anyone knows the wherabouts of jerry doore from the tutuila 69/70

NAME = ROGER OSBORNE
<EMAIL: rdo627[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = danang 66/67 tan my 67/68 tutuila arg 4 69/70
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = end of 66 thru feb 71
FROM WHERE NOW = toledo, oh
Entry Date: - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Time 05:32:11 (PST)


Record 2939
OPERATED LCM'S ON THE CAUVIET RIVER DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 68, DON'T REMEMBER BOAT NO#, DO REMEMBER INCIDENTS. THE DAILY CONVOYS INTO DONG-HA, AND THE ACTION REQUIRED TO ACHIVE OUR GOAL. LOST FRIENDS AS WE ALL DID. ONLY RENEMBER A COUPLE NAMES, PAPPY ( WAYNE CRABTREE )AND BM1 SMITH (SMITTY) WAS AT CAUVIET WHEN THE RAMP ALONG WITH OUR COMPOUND WAS DISTROYED, LSTS HAD BEEN OFF LOADING AMMO ALL DAY WHEN WE WERE HIT, WOW. AFTER CAUVIET WAS TRANSFERED TO HUE, PICKED UP MODIFIED 8 BOAT THAT COULD BE USED AS A DRYDOCK OR TRANSPORTER OF SMALL CRAFT, PBRS LCM-6S ECT HAD GOOD DAYS AND BAD DAYS THEN.AND WILL NEVER FORGET THE BROTHERS ON THE RIVERS, SINCERLY BM3 LANDRUM. RETIRED FROM THE USAF IN 94 FIRST SERGANT.

NAME = WILL ( BILL ) LANDRUM
WEB SITE = NA
<EMAIL: LANDRUM947[ at ]CS.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-8'S
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CAUVIET AND PERFUME RIVERS
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = FEB-68 FEB-69
FROM WHERE NOW = BEREA , KY
REFFERED By = JUST SURFFING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at Time 07:43:44 (PST)


Record 2938
I was there. Mostly I walked point (about 9 months), then I carried a PRC25 radio.

NAME = Peter Hayden
<EMAIL: petesally[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 3rd platoon Bravo Company 4/47
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July1968-July1969
FROM WHERE NOW = St Louis, Mo
Entry Date: - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at Time 12:03:20 (PST)


Record 2937
Trying to locate a close friend I paled around with out of Pearl Harbor between 1967/1970.His name is Bob Keihn,BM1.He skippered a topedo retreiver during those years.I was attached to submarine duty out of subron 1.We parted company in early in 1970 when my enlistment was over,but Bob got orders to a riverine boat out of NAM.Any help in locating him would greatly be appreciated.

NAME = BILL H OFFMAN
<EMAIL: BARNACLEBILL 1948[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
FROM WHERE NOW = TINLEY PARK, ILL.
REFFERED By = JAMES STEFFES
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 07, 2004 at Time 18:50:49 (PST)


Record 2936
great sight

NAME = vito m. stanco jr.2170
<EMAIL: nmj2170[ at ]nep.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = u.s.s. boston cag-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = boston mass
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/1967-2/68
FROM WHERE NOW = elkdale, pa
REFFERED By = just serfin
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 07, 2004 at Time 15:36:04 (PST)


Record 2935
I first came into country and was assigned the USS Luzerne County LST 902. Later re assigned the USS Tutilia ARG 4 in Na Bei. I did 3 tours in the rivers. On the LST we traveled the rivers delivering important supplies, like beer,soda and cement. The LST traveled alot as far north and Da Nang. The ARG was stationed at Na Bei and very seldom moved, we repaired all kinds of river boats, drank lots of beer and gave our best to the young girls in town. About 1971 we gave the Tutilia away to china. I was then stationed on the USS Ocallahan DE 1051 where I came back to the coast of Viet Nam for 2, 6 month tours on the gun line. Some how I count 5 tours, well that's it.

NAME = Larry Maust
<EMAIL: lmaust1[ at ]rochester.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 902 USS Luzerne County and the USS Tutilia AGR 4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau, Na Bei,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 -1973
NY
Entry Date: - Sunday, November 07, 2004 at Time 08:15:04 (PST)


Record 2934
E-mail address correction

NAME = Johnny Bryant
<EMAIL: jbryant[ at ]psc.state.ar.us>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Song Ong Doc, Oct. 1970 thru August 1971, Vung Tau, Sept. 1971 thru April 1972
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept. 1970-April 1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Little Rock, Ark.
Entry Date: - Friday, November 05, 2004 at Time 09:01:43 (PST)


Record 2933
First comment: WOW!! What a web site worthy of ALL Brownwater personnel. I served on the Clarion River from Dec '66-Dec '67 as a gunnersmate working out of the armory. Excellent bunch of guys & officers & darn proud to say I served with them. Had a lot of great times & stressful times. After going to S.E.R.E traing & two weeks at Camp Pendleton for various weapons traing from the Marines I finally made it in country to Da Nang in March '68. Was placed on board the APL-27 for awile (volunteered to help be a night baker for a while; was ok). Finally got assigned to Harbor Security as a gunny on one of the patrol boats. If I remember correctly there were only 2 boats with 81-MM mounted on the bow. I was on one of them. 24 on-24 off. Not bad really. We patroled across the harbor near Red Beach. Was about two hundred yards from bamboo rockets firing the night the ammo dump at Deep Water Pier was hit and exploded for days. We were ready to fire with mortars & 50-Cal but were to get out of the area. 253 people died that night, mostly civilian but their were some Americans. If you served any amount of time anywhere in Viet Nam, you tended to become numb after awile with your experiences & what you saw. I know now why the beer had so much formaldehyde in it---not because the cold storage warehouses kept getting blown up but because we already preserved if something happened to us. I had an angle watching me while there. I guess I can't the same for some of my friends. I stay active in my church & actually am a producer/director of a fairly succesful puppet ministry (yeah, puppets-ever tried to handle one correctly?). OK! Enough time has been taken. God bless all you brownwater sailors, army & marine included, who served to help a country in need. I'm proud to say I served with you, which was something I kept hidden from anyone for about 10 years. Looking for others who served with me during this period.

NAME = Rod Harris
<EMAIL: rodq9[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Clarion River LSMR-409; APL-27; NSA Da Nang-Harbor Security
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Tien Shau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Weatherford, TX-now Quinlan,TX, Texas
REFFERED By = Surfing the internet
Entry Date: - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at Time 16:44:22 (PST)


Record 2932
assigned to NAF Supply under Commander Maxwell,was an ADJ stryker assigned to supply- -made E4 in Sept and separated in Dec of 1968- - played guitar - -had container full of musical instruments on base to check out to all who signed up- -went to manila to get them- -rocket attack first night there- -survived the whole thing though- -good times while in california- -played in a band on and off base- -had a 50 chevvy sedan delivery- -a great time- -if you know me- -drop a line- -in VA-125 i was assigned to the tool crib- -hung out with "the baron" and "frog"- -both AMES- - -later

NAME = ron werkheiser
<EMAIL: ronnie570[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAF Cam Rahn Bay,RVN & VA-125 Lemoore,California
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Feb 1968-Dec 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Pocono Mountains, Pa
Entry Date: - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at Time 10:13:18 (PST)


Record 2931
RM3 while on ship.. Got out, came back in 7 yrs. later, retired as RMCS in 1993.

NAME = Lyn Zepik
<EMAIL: zepik[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Jennings Cty (LST-846)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong and Bassac Rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 69-Oct 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Virgina Beach, VA
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at Time 18:10:19 (PST)


Record 2930
looking for guys that were there

NAME = mark barker
<EMAIL: markandkaye[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa det
BASEs or LOCATIONs = rach soi and seafloat and solid anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69 -70
FROM WHERE NOW = south carolina, Entry Date: - Monday, November 01, 2004 at Time 18:14:55 (PST)


Record 2929
JUST DROPPING BACK IN TO SAY WELCOME HOME. AND TO ENTER MY NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS. IT WOULD REALLY BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM SHIP-BUDDIES. IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE VISITED THIS WEBSITE. IT HAS BROUGHT ME SOME GREAT MEMORIES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, KENT!

NAME = Nello D'Amato
<EMAIL: ndamato1[ at ]nycap.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANSHIPRON2 MADERA CTY(905) PAGE CTY(1076)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VUNG-TAU, UP AND DOWN ALL RIVERS AND UP AND DOWN THE COAST. AND OH YES, MAYBE CAMBODIA.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = APR,69-NOV71
FROM WHERE NOW = PITTSFIELD, MA.
REFFERED By = SURFED IN
Entry Date: - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at Time 09:17:15 (PST)


Record 2928
I'm looking for a friend who returned home after Vietnamized arms in 1970 and wrote 2 letters to me from USS.Waldron DD-699 one on Oct.5 1971 and another July 6 1971.His name is Rd' Robert W.Cole O.I.Div. My boat #6863 or PBR#7776 I was Boat Captain at that time.

NAME = anh tran
<EMAIL: anh5navy[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.Div.535/GD64TT
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Moc Hoa S.VietNam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/70 - 6/72
Entry Date: - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Time 13:18:37 (PDT)


Record 2927
Just trying to connect with some of my old shipmates from the Pitkin County. I have really enjoyed browsing through the entire Brown-Water Navy site.

NAME = John Wenzel
<EMAIL: wenzel[ at ]juno.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Pitkin County LST-1082
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/68 - 01/70
MN
Entry Date: - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at Time 14:01:07 (PDT)


Record 2926
I, am looking for those who served onboard the U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167 in 1970-1971. In 1971 I was aboard the ship and participated in operation LAMSON 719. I would like to know if the ship went into inland waters in Vietnam on these dates 710204-710307. If anyone who was there could tell me about this operation and if the Marines were onboard went the ship went inland please let me know. I was with India Company 3/9 3rd Bn. 9th Marines 3th Marine Divison. Sure hope someone can help me. Also can any of you Navy men tell me what this means- Operations CUU LONG 44, aboard 7th Fleet Amphibious Force Ships. Many Thanks to all of you as we and the Marines and Navy served allot together during the Vietnam Era. Please get in contact with me at popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com. John Goldsburg. Thank You For This Website.

NAME = John Goldsburg
<EMAIL: popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 3/9 India Company 1970-1971
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167, WV.-TN.
REFFERED By = WEBSITEI
Entry Date: - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at Time 10:34:00 (PDT)


Record 2925
I remember well much of what I read here that happened during the 13 mouths I served with the fine young men of the brown water Navy.

NAME = Bob Dunning
<EMAIL: bobdunning[ at ]electro-tech.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-17
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 68 to Feb 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Sparks, NV
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Time 21:11:49 (PDT)


Record 2924
ANY BODY THE PITKIN OUT THERE ?????

NAME = DENNIS DOOLEY
WEB SITE = LOOKING
<EMAIL: DLDJR48[ at ]WEBTV.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USN, USS PITKIN COUNTY LST 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ALL UP AND DOWN THE DELTA,, DONG AM,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/69 TO 4/71
FROM WHERE NOW = SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TX
REFFERED By = LOOKING
Entry Date: - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Time 15:23:20 (PDT)


Record 2923
I am looking for anyone who might have known my brother,RD2 Kenneth P. West. He drowned on Seafloat June 69.

NAME = MJ West
<EMAIL: montanapurser[at]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lynde McCormick, Sea Float
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
FROM WHERE NOW = Whitehall, MT
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, October 25, 2004 at Time 21:47:48 (PDT)


Record 2922
my dad, j.j.buterbaugh was with comnavsuppact 7th fleet det charlie from 1970-1972. i need to know more information about this unit, can any one tell me about it or any one who knew him?

NAME = joetta
<EMAIL: joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = comnavsuppact 7th fleet det charlie 1970-1972
Entry Date: - Monday, October 25, 2004 at Time 21:41:41 (PDT)


Record 2921
while I was in the navy I was Petty officer 2nd class Ernest N. Brown. I served as a ship fitter 2. #B822192. Born April 20,1949 I am in failing health and the navy claims they have no records on me. If anyone can remember me. Please contact me at 435-353-4255 in Utah or in Mo 417-881-6134 or e-mail me at carolastraub[ at ]netzero.com It's very hard after all this time to remember names. I do remember Capt. F.K. Feagin, Steven Eames It so very important if I can contact any other navy mates on the Uss Tutuila from 1-15-69 -1-09-70

NAME = ernest n brown
<EMAIL: carolastraub[ at ]netzero.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss tutuila arg 4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = san diego
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1-15-69 -1-9-70
FROM WHERE NOW = rt 1 box 1376, roosevelt zip 84066, ut
REFFERED By = friend
Entry Date: - Monday, October 25, 2004 at Time 18:47:39 (PDT)


Record 2920
Virg would love to hear from any of the Advisors out of Cat Lo during that period that where on the Boats. Its been a long time, can't get it out of my mind.

NAME = Lee" VIRG" Barker
<EMAIL: lbj11245[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CosFlot 3 Advisor
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan '70-Feb '71
FROM WHERE NOW = Arvada, Colorado
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, October 22, 2004 at Time 16:40:25 (PDT)


Record 2919
River Rats, Volunteered for 3 mths TAD to GO DAU HA and spent my whole tour there. I'm still pleased to see after all these years most all of you in this web-site haven't forgotten to call our friends( and some of our enemies) Brothers... Man that really makes me very proud to have been thereand know all of those special guys and will forever be honored to have served with ,in my opinion, never a greater bunch of men.

NAME = William ( BIll) Smith JR ( Smitty)
<EMAIL: wsmithjr[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Served with 3 or 4 River Divisions
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Saigon ( GO DAU HA)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Franklin Texas, Entry Date: - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Time 21:47:38 (PDT)


Record 2918
I served on the Hampshire County LST 819 from the time of her recomission in 1966 at Todds Ship-yard through 1968 when I left her in Da-Nang Vietnam. I was a Seaman on deck-force. We participated in Operation "Deck House 5", "Market Time" and shuttled between Da-Nang and Chu-Lai. I also remember going up the Cua-Viet River on the DMZ. I have some bad memories of that place. I might have forgot how to spell some of the places I mentioned, but if you were there you know what I am trying to spell. It would be fun if someone I served with would read this and send me a e-mail. I knew everyone on deck force and gunners-mates. I wasn't the most squared away sailor but I am proud to have served on the Hampshire County and the crew at that time. I will never forget my experiences with her, some good and some frightening or not so good any way. We were a tough bunch of roudies! Chris Wenk (I have worked with the VA Medical Center for the last 25 years.)

NAME = Christopher Wenk
<EMAIL: thewenks[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 819
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 - 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Redwood City , CA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at Time 16:06:33 (PDT)


Record 2917
Outstanding site! Wish I'd found it sooner. USN '65 - '69. Construction Electrician and Second Class Diver. RVN from Dec. '67 with B Co., MCB-10 based with MAG-36 at Quang Tri. TAD and later transferred from MCB-10 to the diving unit at the Small Craft Repair Facility, NSA Da Nang with various trips to Tan My, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, etc. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers. My memory's getting pretty foggy, but a lot of the photos posted on your site bring back memories. Many Thanks!

NAME = Mike Mason
<EMAIL: michael.mason[ at ]att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MCB-10 SCRF Divers
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Quang Tri Danang, Tan My, Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Dec. '67 - Feb. '69
FROM WHERE NOW = Marrero (New Orleans), LA
REFFERED By = Found your site by accident (Happy accident!)
Entry Date: - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at Time 10:06:42 (PDT)


Record 2916
I am looking for shipmates that served on the repair force their names and address for a claim i have aginist the veterans Adminstration. Please contact me address Ronald R Hirth 9 linden place apt#1 Vernon Connecticut 06066-3520 Phone number 1-860-872-9817

NAME = RONALD R Hirth
<EMAIL: RonaldHirth[ at ]Aol.COm>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Coast Guard Division Eleven Squdron one An Thoi Vietnam
BASEs or LOCATIONs = An Thoi Tip Of Phu Quac Island
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/68-4/69
Entry Date: - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at Time 01:25:59 (PDT)


Record 2915
BIG D just wanted to upadate my e mail address, will return later, GMG2

NAME = ron demanuele
<EMAIL: rondeman[ at ]charter.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm18 yrbm21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70-71
Entry Date: - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at Time 21:17:33 (PDT)


Record 2914
If you would like to send message to Otto,please send to this e-mail.I will relay any messages to my friend.

NAME = William Vance / For Otto Talley
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: c/o Rockinvr[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S. Navy hal-3 Seawolves
BASEs or LOCATIONs = unk
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = unk
FROM WHERE NOW = Antelope Valley, Ca.
Entry Date: - Friday, October 15, 2004 at Time 15:55:09 (PDT)


Record 2913
like to get in touch with people assigned to the heavy lift branch (syncro lift) in wa about the time we were turning over to te rvn navy any way you guys were a good crew god blessyou j f grooms emc ret

NAME = jim grooms emc ret
<EMAIL: jimgrms[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yorktown arlington pluck fortify pledge gallant min div ii3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = scrf heavy lift branch camp tiensha .
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = i967 68 71 72
FROM WHERE NOW = highlands ranch co, co
REFFERED By = mine sweep site
Entry Date: - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at Time 14:54:15 (PDT)


Record 2912
Units Served and Ships Served: 1.Naval Electronic Warfare, River Assault Group, Boat Service Units, Naval Support Activity Da Nang, Vietnam, Task Force 116, Mobile Base One Tan My / Cue Viet, & Dong Ha, Duties: Electronic Technician (Communications, RADAR, Electronic Warfare), 1969-1970. 2.USS Manley DD-940, Destroyer Re-Commission Unit, with Duties as: Electronic Operations and Maintenance Petty Officer, 1971. 3.USS Mount Whitney LCC-20 Flag Ship Amphibious Atlantic Fleet, Duties: Secure Communications Petty Officer, Section Supervisor, 1971-1973. Left the US Navy 12/73 an ETR-2.

NAME = Bob Crago
WEB SITE = www.coactivecommunications.com
<EMAIL: rcrago[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Boat Support Units - DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DaNang, Mobile Base One Tan My / Cue Viet, & Dong Ha,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 09/69 - 11/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Denver , CO
REFFERED By = A friend
Entry Date: - Friday, October 08, 2004 at Time 11:20:26 (PDT)


Record 2911
Kent, just a note with a change of E mail address.....now stevcrandall[ at ]aol.com.....later pal.

NAME = steve crandall
<EMAIL: stevcrandall[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA vinh Long / YRBM 20
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long / An Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/68-6/69
FROM WHERE NOW = wilmington, NC
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Thursday, October 07, 2004 at Time 09:09:35 (PDT)


Record 2910
I was on the first crew after rebuild in Japan. Came on board in Nhe Ba and was towed to Chou Doc. I stay in touch with several shipmates including Bill Hamilton, Ralph Kettman, Bill Holtz and Bryon Vercoe. Have lots of pics.

NAME = Paul Wyant EN3
<EMAIL: PKWBEACH[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Chou Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/68-9/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Destin, Fl
REFFERED By = found site surfing web
Entry Date: - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at Time 18:03:34 (PDT)


Record 2909
born here, joined in 64 to get away from the ranch life. went to san diego rtc for13 weeks,then to 7 months gunners mate school at great lakes, then to obannon dd450, at pearl harbor, except it wasnt there. flew to clark in the philppines .caught the obannon just before she was leaving for viet nam. when we got there we fired all our ammo in about3 days we unreped ahd did the same thing, til we we returned to pearl harbor. i volunteered for pbr. i got sent to coronado for pcfs. got to cat lo,rvn jan 16,1967. got hit in aug 67, returned conus jan 68. retired feb 1985. but i was a swift boat gmg 67-68, with twin fifties up front. gabriel m. vigil usn ret.

NAME = gabriel m. vigil
<EMAIL: gabev5[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = us.obannon,cos ron13 cat lo uss enterprise uss suribachi uss hamner uss elmer montgomery
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-68
FROM WHERE NOW = aguilar, colo
REFFERED By = nobody
Entry Date: - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at Time 11:21:24 (PDT)


Record 2908
Was an ET, Worked on PCFs, LSTs, CG Cutters,LSTs and various support ships. Sailed from NOB to Nam in 66. Looking for any of the R3,4 Repair guys during this time period. Have beeen an engineer with Unisys for 37 years.

NAME = Les Heppell
<EMAIL: les.heppell[ at ]unisys.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuliua ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = An Thoi/Vung Tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-67
FROM WHERE NOW = coon rapids, mn
Entry Date: - Monday, October 04, 2004 at Time 10:37:39 (PDT)


Record 2907
Hey, Mack! Good to see we are still looking for shipmates. Served on YFU64 from 11/67 to 6/68. Homeport: Navsupact Danang, Literage Division. Looking for others from boat: Gonzales, Devries, Speck, Moreno, Sandante, Butch, Scozarri. Also looking for Radiomen that served on YFU's and LCU's during this time...especially the YFU60. And looking for RMs that worked at White Elephant.

NAME = Jerry W. Gregory (aka Greg)
<EMAIL: YFU64[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU64
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Navsupact Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67-11/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Kansas City then and now, MO
REFFERED By = just found it
Entry Date: - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at Time 14:46:52 (PDT)


Record 2906
I WAS SEAFLOAT WITH DENNIS ABBOTT,LOOKING FOR JOHN BOURKE FROM THE BRONX.TRIED TO E-MAIL YOU BUT COULDNT.NEVER HEAR OR SAW ABBOTT SINCE NAM.I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WOULD JUMP OFF BOAT INTO RIVER AND TRY TO MISS GETTING ROCKED BY PRECUSSION GERNADES

NAME = john monahan
<EMAIL: johnnybooboo2000[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = tango 4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = seafloat
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969 - 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = west palm beach, fl
Entry Date: - Saturday, October 02, 2004 at Time 16:18:00 (PDT)


Record 2905
would like to remember more about specific facts, can't remember much

NAME = david d hayes
<EMAIL: toyotatripp[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = acu 1 acdiv 13 lcu 1624
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang hue dong ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/67/05/68
FROM WHERE NOW = kingsport, tn
Entry Date: - Friday, October 01, 2004 at Time 08:27:03 (PDT)


Record 2904
This is my name and e-mail. My Dad was in the navy in VIetnam. He has no computer, and no idea that I'm trying to see if his name is somewhere recognized. I love my Dad. Please help me. Thanks Robyn Kerrins

NAME = Robyn Kim (White) Kerrins
<EMAIL: robyndanajeremy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS ST.PAUL
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at Time 20:44:03 (PDT)


Record 2903
Hey nice site ,thought i would never find anything about YRBM-16.Would like to receive a ships patch seeing how i lost mine .Can anyone help?How about some photos we can swap.

NAME = James(mike,bucky)Buchanan
<EMAIL: jbuchanan51[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16(Delta Queen)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Bassoc River,and,Guam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/1970-07/1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Somerset, MA
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at Time 16:30:24 (PDT)


Record 2902
LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES-WAS SENION OPS PETTY OFFICER B/4 I GOT INTO SOME TROUBLE AND GOT BUSTED( I BELIVED IN WORKING HARD AND PLAYING HARD) --LOL, I AM ORIGINALL FROM CHICAGO , IL. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY SHIPMATES FROM THAT TOUR

NAME = JOHN BURD RD2
<EMAIL: USSSHELTON[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MONMOUTH COUNTY LST 1032
BASEs or LOCATIONs = BETWEEN SAIGON & MY THO
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/66-2/68
FROM WHERE NOW = ST.LOUIS, MO
REFFERED By = JUST SURFING
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at Time 14:34:55 (PDT)


Record 2901
operated lcm8s, was at cauviet when ramp was hit while off loading lsts full of ammo lost several good friends while thier. how many remember susie and how well she could drink, left cauviet and was asigned to hue, crazy but kinda miss the action. Retired in 94 .

NAME = bill landrum
<EMAIL: landrum947[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcm8s,lcm6s
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cavviet,hue,danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/68 2/69
FROM WHERE NOW = berea, ky
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at Time 06:13:35 (PDT)


Record NA
HALLO GUYS! Please say some words about serfing or windserfing in Vietnam! What about whether at Cristmas & New Years ? Thank You ! Sorry for English

NAME = IVAN
WEB SITE = -
<EMAIL: SHARE[ at ]AU.RU>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = -
BASEs or LOCATIONs = -
FROM WHERE NOW = Russia, -
REFFERED By = -
Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at Time 05:39:37 (PDT)


Record 2900
looking for any of the guys that served with me at the post office at literage sand ramp right next to the Seal detachment. Especially to any of the dudes from the LARC compound across the Ponderouses.

NAME = karl d robson
<EMAIL: robsonle[ at ]telnor.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsa danang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nsa literage/small craft repair
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/68-4/69
FROM WHERE NOW = san diego, ca
REFFERED By = web site
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Time 20:13:05 (PDT)


Record 2899
I, Jerry W. Castleberry was on board the U.S.S. Boston Cag-1, CA-69 from July 1966 to April, 1969. I made two tours to North and South Vietnam. We supported Naval Gun Fire Support for our comrades on the beach. The Boston was very sucessful in her missions. We had several firefights and had damages to the Boston. Mount 51, five inch guns in front of the bridge had a direct hit, and several sailors was injured. We went to DaNang, Vietnam on April 30th and May 17th and was anchored in port. We took on frindly fire from our own comrades because they thought we were the enemy. Sprays of enemy fire was all around us. The Boston shot more then 38,000 rounds in 1968 and had to go the Subic bay, Phillipines to replace new 8" gun barrels. The Boston was in the brown waters, and we drank the water that was poisoned by agent orange. Our government is not really taking care of the Veterans. We need to be totally compensated for being exposed to toxins of agent orange and other chemicals. I recommened that all sailos who was near South Vietnam or ported in DaNang harbor to file a claim for agent orange if you have one of the diseases list from The Department of Veterans Affairs. We you start you claim do get discouraged, keep the claim open on appeals. Keep sending back to the VA on time every form that the VA wants you to fill out. Comrades we as sailors can win the war on this matter. It's all up to you. I received 20% disability on diabetes because I never gave up. I also had to go before an administrated judge from Washington D.C. The judge was in my favor so act now and push your way threw. I can't understand why Senator Kery said what he said in 1971 about Vietnam Veterans. Our leaders will say anything to deceive us as Americans to get leadership in Washington D.C. Togetherness is this best thing we can do to let America know over the many years bloodshed has made America free. Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts to the world. Vietnam Veteran, Jerry W. Castleberry RD3

NAME = Jerry W. Castleberry
<EMAIL: jetecamy[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Boston CAG-1,CA-69
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ported : Boston, Mass.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967 and 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Houston, Tx
REFFERED By = self
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Time 21:46:03 (PDT)


Record 2898
Welcome Home to all, I have been into this site many times , reading all the letters from each one . I have written a few in here over the last few years also and even found a Buddy of mine from serving on the same four Man Boat on the Perfume River , Terry Blanco from Memphis and we have been togeather a few times since and enjoying talking about almost 40 years ago, it sure don t seem that long ago and my Dad says the same about WW-II and that was 60 years ago for him !!!! The main reason i'am writting today is there is a Reunion coming up June 16-19th in 2005 and i want as many people to come as can , i went to # 3 Reunion last Oct. 2003 in San Diego and it was Great , i met some Great Guys at that one and hope to meet many more . The Reunion is in Branson Missouri and its at the Radisson Hotel you must talk with Christy Blakey 417 335-5767 the rooms are $75. per night and there is a Reunion registration fee is $35.each and that covers our Dinner at the Banquet. This is NSA DaNang Association U S Naval Support Activity Da Nang , don t matter what Job you were in we were all there at one time or another and i would say over the years there must have been over 50,000 Men from naval Support DaNang so lets make it to Branson and meet each other and tell our Storys to the ones that believe them and enjoy being with Brother & Sister Veterans. Jerry Hubbs is our Presidtent and his e-mail address is gghubbs[ at ]msn.com and i am sure he can answer any questions you may have , i hope we have the biggest turn out ever and that it will build more & More each year as we all grow old togeather. Thanks for taken the time and reading all this and if anyone was on the LCM 6 or 8's drop me a line . God Bless all Active and Veterans of our Military David E. Mac Morran EN-3 Viet-Nam Veteran and Proud of it Sept.23rd 2004

NAME = David E. Mac Morran
<EMAIL: namsquid[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCM-8's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cau-Viet , Running the River Tan-My Running the Perfume River into Hue
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Cornwall NY / Davenport Fl., NY/FL
REFFERED By = Been here many times :)
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Time 17:47:06 (PDT)


Record 2897
Greetings Nha Be Vets, Since non-volling from subs gets you an E-ticket to Nam, that got me to Nha Be via Saigon.I was the dude who set up the food for your parties which you tipped me in San Migiel beer. Only two major incidences happened on base during my first tour. UDTs brought in a large mine and proceeded to defuse in front of curious onlookers, me included. Luck was with me that night...I left and went to bed. Later on, it exploded killing I don't know how many, but I believe the XO. My barracks were the closest to the docks right off the main road in back of the small quonsets huts (see the picture here) that ran paralell to the docks. Thought we were being attacked! Later that year one of those quonset huts blew up from a booby-trapped grenade brought in in a weapons cache. No day to day trying to stay alive story here as you can see. You guys faced that every time you went out. I don't know why but I forgot everybodies names except one ; Michael David Myers who was my best friend while I was there (also another cook). You guys sure put on some great parties. Loved going on the beach and getting laid. Does anyone remember the "INAGODDADAVEDDA" BAR painted up all dayglow with that song playing nonstop? How about the swimming pools they put in on base? I hadn't seen pictures of Nha Be except for my own. Didn't know that I could find a web site like this and I sure am glad it's here.Peace.....Tim also known as Woody

NAME = Tim Whetsine
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: naughtypines[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPAC NHA BE (on base support group: commisary, 3rd class
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cook, I fed you guys)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept 68 to March 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Eagar, AZ
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Time 14:36:55 (PDT)


Record 2896
Looking for any pics of Boats , Folks , of the Boats in 13 espech Tango 131 - 9 .May 68 till April 69 . Was at Dong Tam when the Ammo dump went BOOOOOOmmmm .

NAME = T _ Bird
WEB SITE = Na
<EMAIL: BirdBM1[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Ron 13 ... T-131-9
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam an all over .
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5 - 68 to 4-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Penna , REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Time 14:05:41 (PDT)


Record 2895
USS Brule delivered Cargo up and down the rivers of Vietnam. The ship served the Mekong and Bassac rivers in the Delta as well as SeaFloat and SolidAnchor on Song Bo Di at the southern most tip of Vietnam. From May of 1970 to May of 1971 was a period of time of "Vietnamization" of the war. The most noticeable change was seen on our missions to supply SeaFloat. During the beginning of service, we had helocopters, swiftboats, and PBR's as escorts. By the end of my tour we had no escorts and, in fact, had to serve as an escort to an unarmed tug transiting out of the river.

NAME = John W Davidson
<EMAIL: jwdbond[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule (AKL-28)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/70 - 5/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Greenwich, CT
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 23, 2004 at Time 06:01:07 (PDT)


Record 2894
Served as the Stew burner for the Crew. Great boat. if I remember correctly we may have been the last all American crew on the river out of Nha Be. Spend lots of time retriving the portable bases anchored thoughtout the Delta region. Saw lots of Country from Vung Tau to Long Ben. Have lost touch with the Guys I served with. would welcome contact from anyone that served on the same boat.

NAME = William Franklin
<EMAIL: bill.franklin[ at ]us.nestle.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Tug Boat Morroco
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan.71-Nov.71
FROM WHERE NOW = Centennial, Co.
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Time 18:35:45 (PDT)


Record 2893
MY FIRST TRIP TO VN WAS PCF-11 IN66 WE ARE STELL CLOSE BOAT CREW TO THIS DAY MY BOAT OFF. WAS THE BEST LTJG GUSTAFSON MY SEAM SHELLY MY EN FINNLY GM3 DODDLY RM MIRES NOW IN DON TAM WE WERE LONE MOST FO THE TIME BEING A ADVISOR WE HAD TO LIVE WITH THE VN ALLTHOE THE BASE WAS CLOST BY WHIN I WAS NOT ON THE CONALS I DID MOST OF THE COOKING GOOD MERMERS THAT WAS LOVE TO HERE FROM ANY ONE WAS OVER THER AT THAT TIME OK BILL

NAME = BMC WILLIAM H ARNOLD SR
<EMAIL: william_arnold[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = pcf 11AN TOI VN 66 67 DONG TAM 70 RID -42 AS A VDVISOR
BASEs or LOCATIONs = AN THOI -PHU QUOC - IALAND
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966 1967 DONG TAM 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = POULSBO , WA
REFFERED By = LOOKING AROUNG
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Time 12:23:40 (PDT)


Record 2892
served as a gunner on lsm lost contact with other vets both aust and americans had refit cam rahn bay partied hic dont remember alot yanks crazy stll suffering have a nice life guys wherever you are regards fish

NAME = john n fisher
<EMAIL: fishchat[ at ]dcsi.net.au>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 32 small ship sqn clive steele lsm 1356
BASEs or LOCATIONs = vung tau saigon catlo cam rahn bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = victoria australia, Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at Time 03:28:55 (PDT)


Record 2891
I served aboard USS Brule from 5/70 to 10/71. Looking for any shipmates that care to respond.

NAME = Buck Hoffman
<EMAIL: namffohz[ at ]netscape.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule AKL 28
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/70-10/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Billings, MT
Entry Date: - Monday, September 20, 2004 at Time 22:33:31 (PDT)


Record 2890
I was a member of the recommissing detail at Hunters Point and lived in the quonset huts with my wife until our departure for Hawaii where we joined up with the Commodore's ship the USS Caronade. The Caronade was laid up due a accident entering Pearl Harbor so we proceded to our new home port in Yokosuka, Japan with either the St Francis or White River. I served under both CO's Minnig and Rogers and departed the ship in Vietnam about August 0f 1964 I believe. RMCS Raymond Ault USN Retired

NAME = Raymond Ault
<EMAIL: maltbyault[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LSMR-409 USS Clarion River
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at Time 13:52:58 (PDT)


Record 2889
after counter insurgency school and language school at coronado went to siagon then danang where i was assinged to srf [ heavy lift ]where i had a mike boat that was modified (longer and wider and much slower ,witch we delivered ammoand other supplys up the rivers and salvaged damaged boats back ,never in apitched battle but was sniped at often and while moored at hue was under attact with the base was reassigned to base at danang to train the viet navyin the operation of the syncrolift our hotch was the old morge by the base armory ,would lie to hear from some of the guys i served with also i made chief while thier maybe etc richards or richardson or dalliwahl a indian from indio calany way it!s been a long time 35 yrs and idot remember all the names anyway you can reach me at jimgrms2YAHOO.COM

NAME = jim grooms emc ret
<EMAIL: jimgrms[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = navy advisor group
BASEs or LOCATIONs = srf danang heavy lift branch
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69 71
FROM WHERE NOW = denver co formely san berdo calif, Entry Date: - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Time 15:46:41 (PDT)


Record 2888
j.j.buterbaugh adr2 u.s.navy retired 1955-1975 deseaced. 1964-1966 va-152 on the uss oriskany cva 34. 1971-1972 com 7th fleet detachment charlie, i know he came home during 1971 for pbr class. don't know which unit he was assigned to. his mission was to repair and maintance aircrafts. he was rotated between saigon,cantu,camron bay, and da nang. if any one can help me find more infor on my dad please reply to joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = joetta ( buterbaugh ) depaepe
<EMAIL: joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = va-152, com 7th fleet detachment charlie
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1966,1971-1972
texas
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Time 12:33:03 (PDT)


Record 2887
I served as Operations Officer for NSA Danang and Naval Advisor to Vietnamese Transportation Unit at NSA Danang. This was during the Vietnamization program and things didn't always go smoothly with the turn over. The combined Officer and Enlisted Club was a favorite place for lunch especially from the Screaming Eagle pilots coming down from Phu Bi. Our LZ was the football field where Roger Staubach and others used to play! My Vietnamese counterpart didn't like to do much so I usually served as OIC of the the Vietnamese LCM crew whenever we had to deliver supplies to Swift Boat bases in MR 1. Would enjoy hearing from fellow Navy vets who served at that time at Camp Tien Sha as it was known.

NAME = Dave Jarrett
<EMAIL: dcjarrett[ at ]comcast.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/71 - 5/72
KY
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Time 08:57:53 (PDT)


Record 2886
I WAS 17 WHEN I GOT IN COUNTRY and pulled the mid watch my first night in saigon while waiting transfer to Dong Tam and was there 6 months before I turned 18.I was thrown on the ground during a daylight rocket attack ,but was lucky and didn't get a scratch. I saw a man blow his brains out,smelled a rotting body we pulled out of the river and was identified as one of the crew by his watch, and sawnumerous boats with exstensive damage watched as the bodies of the dead were removed. I also watched as a arvn seal beat and tortured some of his own men for deserting. Other than that ,I had a great time.

NAME = Rod Carr [cherry boy]
WEB SITE = Brownwater navy
<EMAIL: rodcycleman[ at ]netzero.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL30 Dong Tam/with NSA SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam -Na Bhe
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/70-8/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dubuque, Ia.
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Friday, September 17, 2004 at Time 22:05:24 (PDT)


Record 2885
There was good times and there was the bad, would like to hear from any of the guys I was there with.

NAME = Richard Hilton
<EMAIL: skooterbilly[ at ]netzero.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th River Rats
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat-Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
FROM WHERE NOW = Casa Grande, Arizona
Entry Date: - Friday, September 17, 2004 at Time 21:36:09 (PDT)


Record 2884
AFTER I GOT HOME,I FELL OFF A TWO STORY ROOF,WHILE WORKING,AND,I LOST ALOT OF WHATS HAPPENED IN MY LIFE.I DON'T REMEMBER ALOT,AND,I DON'T LIKE WHAT PEOPLE THINK WHEN I CAN'T TELL THEM ABOUT THE CONFLICT THAT ME,AND,MY BROTHERS WENT THROUGH.I HOPE THATS RIGHT.I CAN'T THINK HOW TO SPELL SOME TIMES.I LOVE ALL OF YOU BROTHERS,CAUSE,WHEN I GOT OUT OF SERVICE IN 71,NO ONE LOVED ME BUT YOU.GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. J.M.KELLY BMT3/SF

NAME = JAMES KELLY
<EMAIL: KELJK[ at ]PEOPLRPC.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVER SEC.521 PBR77
BASEs or LOCATIONs = SA DEC
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/66-10/78
FROM WHERE NOW = NILES, MI
REFFERED By = AMVETS LOCAL 1978
Entry Date: - Friday, September 17, 2004 at Time 19:33:14 (PDT)


Record 2883
Looking for anyone who was attached to the base. We Completed the base in Long Beach and was outfitted there. The base was set up in Na Ba, then towed to tan chau. I was the Chief incharge of base maintaince, and the repair barge. Lt. crystal was the base co .If you were there please drop an E-mail

NAME = Mac Davis
<EMAIL: macdavis[ at ]door.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR Mobile support base
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Na Ba, Tan Chau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = may 68-Apr69
FROM WHERE NOW = Ransom Canyon, Texas
REFFERED By = Google
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at Time 19:04:36 (PDT)


Record NA
Iīm desperately trying to localise a kenner fishīn ski barge 20" boat, it was used as a seal support boat during the vietnam war. LST 786 used them. If anyone has any information on where to find, please mail me at: adam[ at ]hager.nu best regards Adam

NAME = adam hager
<EMAIL: adam[ at ]hager.nu>
FROM WHERE NOW = stockholm|sweden, Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at Time 14:36:57 (PDT)


Record 2882
E-Mail address Update

NAME = Pat Burke (SM3)
<EMAIL: 1pburke2[ at ]adelphia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 Units 2 & 4 LSB Nha Bhe
FROM WHERE NOW = Palmdale, Ca
Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at Time 09:41:39 (PDT)


Record 2881
To Randy Scott and Tom Cooke; Your email address are not valid.I was At Nha Be in the early 1970s with the road runners under Luke Cortrill( spelling?). I was an Et3 while there and was transfered to Ben Luc an was injured severly in a antenna tower collapse.

NAME = Fred Vogt
<EMAIL: llstotler9656278[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Road Runners
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/70-3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = McConnellsburg, Pa
Entry Date: - Monday, September 13, 2004 at Time 17:36:48 (PDT)


Record 2880
Assigned to the Radio Shack for the base. Lt.Franzen was OPS officer, served with Paul Bishop (St.Louis), Royce Hardin (Texas), Joe Guy (Tenn.) Dell Rhodes (Denver, Colorado)--all during 67-68 including Tet. CDR Lanphear was the CO.

NAME = Timothy J. Hetz
WEB SITE = sheriffleefl.org
<EMAIL: thetz[ at ]sheriffleefl.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Cat Lo, 1967-68; Radioman
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Sept.1967-Sept 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fort Myers, Florida, Lee County Sheriff's Office--Desk Sergeant, Florida
Entry Date: - Monday, September 13, 2004 at Time 12:26:01 (PDT)


Record 2879
I was a Ph3 on Adm Matthews Staff. I did work for VAL-4, HAL-3, Dustoff, and too many RivDiv's to list. LtJG Mikey McGuire was my Div. Officer and Ph2 Joe Chestnut was my lab partner (when we were at the lab). I am curious to see if I can find anyone that I served with.

NAME = Dale C Gerrish
<EMAIL: dcgerrish[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivPatFlotV
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Bihn Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Spring City, PA
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at Time 17:32:44 (PDT)


Record 2878
origionally from bronx,ny. Stationed at SaHuynh from July 69 till close of base,Feb 70.Would welcome hearing from any who were at Sa Huynh or LZ Charlie Brown. WELCOME HOME to all.

NAME = Joe Tramantano
<EMAIL: Tram108[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = nsad
BASEs or LOCATIONs = I CORPS-SA HUYNH
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 69 July70
FROM WHERE NOW = Maywood, N.J.
REFFERED By = surfed on in
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at Time 11:23:33 (PDT)


Record 2877
Would like to hear from any one who served on the denver.Would like to see any one at our reunion in washington D.C. Sept 24 2004

NAME = Steven L. Seimears
<EMAIL: seimears[ at ]sbcglobel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = A.B.F. 3 U.S.S. Denver L.P.D. 9
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ship
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/71 10/74
FROM WHERE NOW = 1300 Oakhurst Pl. Independce 67301, KS
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at Time 15:54:25 (PDT)


Record 2876
I am a daughter of an American Civilian who worked for Lear Siegler Inc at the Tan Son Nhut Airport. Please contact me.

NAME = Loan Angel
<EMAIL: langeljr[ at ]direcway.com>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at Time 18:00:26 (PDT)


Record 2875
I am pleased and a little overwhelmed to find this awesome site. When I saw the main gate photo, my mind refused to believe I must have stood over a hundred watches there. I was always a late night early morning MAA, SP or main gate guard. The last time I stood MAA, I had to save our Captain from the XO who was about to bust in his door and kick his butt. So I must have waved thru a bunch of you guys or at least escorted a few of you rowdies back to base. I worked down in the supply warehouse by the pier. If you put in for parts or traded for neat goodies like watches or K-bars, you probaly got them from me. How can anyone not have posted about "Brown Dog" the alcoholic stud dog. He bunked in our barracks but never belonged to anyone. Boy I'll never forget his bloodshot eyes. I got a couple of joy rides back then. Thanks guys you that looked out for me. I think I recognize a few of the names listed on this board. I'll be back, enjoyed the photo's and posts.

NAME = Mel Dixon SK2
<EMAIL: mdd[ at ]multipro.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSAD Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 03/09 - 03/70
FROM WHERE NOW = McMinnville, Tn.
REFFERED By = Just typed in Cat Lo on a whelm
Entry Date: - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at Time 12:20:01 (PDT)


Record 2874
Spent time in Da Nang on a YFU and then went to security team at Nha Be then ended up as anadvisor to the Vietnamese navy on PBR's working the upper Saigon and Ti Tinh Rivers from the ATSB at Phu Cuong. Was BM2 at the time. Got out in 72 and then joined the USNR in 85. Now a LCDR and still associated with small boats. Just finished a tour as CO of Inshore Boat Unit 22. Was getting recalled every year so decided to stay on active duty. Now on a 2 year recall to active duty working at Coastal Warfare Squadron 21 in Newport,RI Great lessons learned then still apply today! All the best, Tom

NAME = Tom O'Malley
<EMAIL: omalleytj[ at ]hq.cnrf.navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPD52 Advisor to VNN
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Phu Cuong
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Feb 70-Feb 71
FROM WHERE NOW = Hanson, MA
Entry Date: - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at Time 11:11:44 (PDT)


Record 2873
Spent my first year arriving July 6, 1969, on YFU 63 out of Danang supporting detachments fom Dong Ha, Cua Viet, Hue, Tan May, to Chu Lai and Sa Hyunh. The Yr 71 was in Danang then. I didn't know anyone on it then and had no clue I would be stationed on it down south in the delta on my second tour. Heck, I had no idea I would have a second tour. My second tour I came to the YR 71 in Dec 70 as a YN2 in Binh Thuy and left a few months later transfered to Special Services in Nha Be. I remember how crazy the command was. Twice they refused medical attention to injured Vietnamese children one of whom died shortly after receiving medical attention from the doctor on the YRBM 20. I remember XO Nelson Salez shooting his M79 at the little kids in their sampans as they were trying to salvage garbage from the YRBM 20 which was anchored up river from us - these kids were just trying to survive. The kids were not supposed to cruise in their sampans directly between the YRs on the river in case one of them let loose a mine. One day Nelson Salez saved all our garbage, loaded it in the Captains Gig that evening and drove up in front of the YRBM 20 and dumped it into the river and radioed them asking them how they liked our garbage floating by their barge. What the hell was he thinking. I went into the radio room one time on official business and he pulled out his 38 and stuck it in my stomach and told me I had no business in there and to get out. He backed me out the door with his gun stuck in my stomach and slammed the door in my face. I remember BM1 Reno one night getting drunk and shooting at the Vietnamese fishermen in their sampans and Reno called Jones, who was on watch, up to the first class quarters. As Jones later said, Reno told him he wanted to shoot him. Rumor was Reno had to be subdued in the first class quarters and given a sedative. What a role model he was. One night a granade mysteriously went off right over the XO's stateroom blowing a hole in the deck which happened to be the ceiling of Ltjg Salez stateroom. Hmmmmm. I was playing Ueker on the mess decks at the time and thought we had been mined. Unnerved a lot of people. There was no barber so they picked a kid named Ray and made him Barber - sort of on the job training - no experience required. A 1st class told Gary Gossett to get a hair cut which he did. The 1st class did not like the hair cut and said Gary didn't get one and wrote Gosset up for disobeying a direct order to get a haircue when Gary actually had gotten one. When Gary got to Captain's mast Seaman Ray tesified that he had given Gossett a hair cut as requested. Gossett was given a verbal reprimand for not getting a haircut that was pleasing to his 1st class. There were rules of dress implemented that if we wore shorts they had to be hemmed to 2 inches above the knee - no hotpants in our Navy - and the Master at Arms went around with a ruler measuring the length of our shorts. We had to wear certain pants if we wore T-shirts and other pants if we wore the green fatigue uniform shirts. Here we were sitting in the middle of the river on the Cambodian border at Tan Chau, as though some VC sniper might see us from the beach and be horrified that one of us might be wearing shorts that were hemmed 3 inches above the knee or a shirt with the wrong pants. The whole command was a joke, from Lt. Kem Hunter who had supposedly applied as Conscientious Objector status that wasn't accepted by the government, to the illustrious Ltjg Nelson Salez, to all the lifers who gave us such a double standard to live under. It was my understanding that Lt. Hunter had a nervous breakdown in Binh Thuy and was taken to the hospital and placed back on command about 3 days later. Unbelievable. We had a saying back then that the Navy was 180 years of tradition unchanged by history or modern technology. Who was the ET2 who stood toe to toe with Ltjg Salez and refused to salute him. Salez said that he was an officer by an act of congress and the ET2 had to salute the uniform. As the ET2 later told it, he told Ltjg Salez if he took off the uniform and hung it on tree he would salute it all day but as long as it was worn by Ltjg Salez he wouldn't do it. Would love to get back in touch with John Upchurch, Charlie Gaspard, Gardner "Nat" Clark, Rick Davis, Gary Gossett, BM Rice, Mike Harley, Roy Braundmier, Dall and so many others. Just got in touch with Joe Best and have tried to contact Tim Estep. Lt. Hunter, BM1 Reno, whoever the Chief Petty Officer was, Warrant Officer Parker and especially Ltjg Nelson Salez please don't bother. God Bless those of you that cared. I look forward to the next time we meet.

NAME = Rolf Olsen
WEB SITE = YR 71
<EMAIL: rsolsen[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 63 & YR 71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = YFU 63 Danang & I Corp Rivers & YR 71 Binh Thuy & Tan Chau & Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69,70,71
FROM WHERE NOW = Downey, CA
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, September 06, 2004 at Time 22:10:08 (PDT)


Record 2872
Read Lawrence Buchanan's post (#1468) And it sent chills down my back. He mentioned being in Dong Tam the night the LST across the water got hit, Hell, I was on that LST. I had a real bad headache from drinking the formlydhyde laced Budweiser on the bow ramp, the cargo deck was like a boiler factory and the cargo hatch was blown all to hell. The Army CO sent a guy down to tell us we had to get off our "boat", and our skipper was nice enough about it all but quite firm in sending the word back that no, the Navy doesn't abandon ship simply because someone was shooting at us. Helluva night.

NAME = John Wofford
WEB SITE = http://www.stigp44.com
<EMAIL: wofford[ at ]lowcountry.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Hickman Country LST 825
BASEs or LOCATIONs = From Cau Viet/Dong Ha, down to the Delta and everywhere in between.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct '67-June '69
FROM WHERE NOW = Walterboro (Ruffin), SC
REFFERED By = Stumbled on this thing.
Entry Date: - Monday, September 06, 2004 at Time 18:31:33 (PDT)


Record 2871
Looking for old friends. I am now with Federal Gov.

NAME = Michael Dudgeon
<EMAIL: SEALS67[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Carronade IFS1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Rivers Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Riverside, CA.
REFFERED By = Surf Web
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at Time 21:27:15 (PDT)


Record 2870
A week ago I didn't know how to turn on & off a computer, now first time on the web I make a hit on your site. WOW! Am I impressed.Been trying to fine someone to locate information to support VA claim but no one I have spoke to really knows how, so I bought a second hand computer (what a mistake) to try this myself. Let the adventure begin. Well the VA tells me they have no record of me being in Vietnam.They don't come right out and call me a lair for they do say my events sound crediable, but according to them I wasn't there. Imagine that. So here I go. I Was sent to Cua Viet, at the mouth of the Cua Viet river and the DMZ with the III Marine (Amphibious) Div. I was station there 8/68-11/68. While there I witnessed a PBR Blow up at the boat dock killing a man aboard. Don't know if it was caused by incoming or an accident, nor did I ever learn the name of the man killed. I Can't remember dates when events happened however while I was there the president implimented the bombing halt of North Vietnam.Boy did we get pounded that night, hit our amo dump, fuel dump, and no jets from Danang or off our carriers came to our aid that night or any other night after that while I was there. Then 12/68 I was transferred to Danang and stationed aboard a 100 ton floating crane. Some time between 1/69-5/69 two large supply river boats (for some reason YFU's comes to mind) were hit and sunk due to rocket attack in the Danang harbor. We spent three days raising the wreackage and recovering the bodies of our dead. I helped a corpman put bodies in bags, the smell so bad zip a little, vomite alot. From there I volunteered to be sent to the USS Nueces (APB40) in the Mecong Delta where I finished my tour with task force 117. In closing I'd just like to say thanks for beinghere Harold.

NAME = Harold Rhinehart
WEB SITE = home.earthlink.net/~hjrhin24141
<EMAIL: hjrhin24141[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 100 ton flaoting crane/ USS NUECES (APB40)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua Viet DMZ III Marine Div./ Danang Harbor/ Mecong Delta
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/68- 8/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Las Vegas, Nv.
REFFERED By = Typed in river boats Vietnam 68-69 search on the web
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at Time 11:17:22 (PDT)


Record 2869
Thank you for providing this great site. It certainly brought back memories about that period in time and that area of the world. To provide a little background, I served as a Quartermaster on the CGC Mellon (WHEC 717) as part of Operation Market Time. Most of our time was spent as NGFS ship at the mouth of the Song Ong Doc river however, we also saw action around Anthoi, Mei Li II and several other locations along the coast, providing gunfire support with our 5" 38 calibre gun. The Mellon also provided Station Ship duties during part of the Columbia Eagle incident, maintaining COMMS between the Columbia Eagle and COMPHISEC (Admiral Zumwalt) until properly relieved by a Naval Squadron (Note: This incident involved a mutiny by 2 US merchant seamen on a ship chartered by the USN to carry ammunition to Satahip Air Force Base in Thailand). The ship also shadowed an NVA SL4 infiltration trawler all the way to Hainan Tao island, sometimes pulling to within 25' of the enemy vessel. We were relieved by the CGC Berring Straits in June of 1970 so that we could return to Hawaii and resume Ocean Station Vessel duties. Would welcome any feedback from individuals that may have had contact with the Mellon during that timeframe.

NAME = Joseph R. Foster
WEB SITE = http://www.MillenniumOSS.com
<EMAIL: millennium717[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song Ong Doc, Anthoi, Mei Li II, Danang, Columbia Eagle incident, RON 3, Operation Market Time
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Oceanport, NJ
REFFERED By = Web surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at Time 09:12:18 (PDT)


Record 2868
my dad j.j.buterbaugh was with 7th fleet det charlie from 1971-1972. can anyone tell me about this unit? please or if you knew him. joetta

NAME = joetta buterbaugh
<EMAIL: joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 7th fleet det. charlie
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971-1972
FROM WHERE NOW = deseaded, tx
Entry Date: - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at Time 06:08:28 (PDT)


Record 2867
My name is Lynn Vu. I'm looking for a person name Jim Mabe. He served at Naval Air Facility - CamRanh Bay in VietNam from 6/1969 to 10/1970. He was born in the year of 1942. His was LCDR when he searved at Naval Air Facility - CamRanh Bay. If anyone know any inforamtion about this person (death or alive), please contact me at lynnvu[ at ]cox.net. Home phone (405) 692-7452. Or if anyone knows any better way to search for a person like this, Please give me a hint. Thanks a lot for reading this message. Lynn Vu

NAME = Jim Mabe
<EMAIL: lynnvu[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Air Facility
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Naval Air Facility - CamRanh Bay in Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/69 - 10/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Oklahoma, OK
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 04, 2004 at Time 10:39:50 (PDT)


Record 2866
any one know j.j.buterbaugh adr2 retired? he was with uss oriskany cva 34 from 1964-1966. charlie company 1971-1972 please reply to joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = joetta buterbaugh
<EMAIL: joetta41[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss oriskany cva 34
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang, saigon, laos, cantun
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1966,1971-1972
tx
REFFERED By = friend
Entry Date: - Saturday, September 04, 2004 at Time 06:58:15 (PDT)


Record 2865
Was in Riv. Dv. 552 my forward gunner was Rob Walter . My Engman was KIA and the other one was wounded don't remenber his name. Was Station in Cat-lo in 1966-1967 Also was on swift boats 1967-1968.I did three tours.I saw action in all three tours. The most action was in PBRs In 1969 it was NVA not Viet-Cong.Would like to hear from old friends.

NAME = Douglas Whitney BM2
<EMAIL: dwhitney[ at ]socal.rr.>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.DIV. 552
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tra Cu
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Huntington Beach , Ca
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, September 03, 2004 at Time 20:13:28 (PDT)


Record 2864
Was in Riv. Dv. 552 my forward gunner was Rob Walter . My Engman was KIA and the other one was wounded don't remenber his name. Was Station in Cat-lo in 1966-1967 Also was on swift boats 1967-1968.I did three tours.I saw action in all three tours. The most action was in PBRs In 1969 it NVA not Viet-Cong.Would like to hear from old friends.

NAME = Douglas Whitney BM2
<EMAIL: dwhitney[ at ]socal.rr.>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv.DIV. 552
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tra Cu
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Huntington Beach , Ca
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, September 03, 2004 at Time 20:11:56 (PDT)


Record 2863
Just wanted to update my Email address.

NAME = Joe Hanratty
<EMAIL: mimispop[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Saigon
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Det.90.13 Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 66 to Apr. 67
FROM WHERE NOW = Rosendale , NY
Entry Date: - Friday, September 03, 2004 at Time 19:18:18 (PDT)


Record 2862
ACV (hovercraft) operator in Delta. Thanks for a great site. the pictures bring back many memories.

NAME = John

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army ACVs
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, Ben Luc, Moc Hoa, FB Gettysburg, Rach Kien
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/69-1/70
Idaho
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at Time 12:38:26 (PDT)


Record 2861
Served aboard the USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166) as aa RM2 in support of the riverine forces and swift boats as well as TF-115 etc. Great page you have here.... brings back many memories.. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS TO ALL.... Geald Mueller RMCS(SS)(RET)

NAME = GERALD MUELLER
<EMAIL: muellerg[ at ]mindspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS WASHTENAW COUNTY (LST-1166)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VARIOUS AREAS IN THE DELTA INCLUDING DONG TAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68 - 04/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Fairfield (Travis Air Force Base), Ca
REFFERED By = www.lst1166.com
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at Time 08:17:28 (PDT)


Record 2860
Served aboard the USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166) as aa RM2 in support of the riverine forces and swift boats as well as TF-115 etc. Great page you have here.... brings back many memories.. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS TO ALL.... Geald Mueller RMCS(SS)(RET)

NAME = GERALD MUELLER
<EMAIL: muellerg[ at ]mindspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS WASHTENAW COUNTY (LSST-1166)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VARIOUS AREAS IN THE DELTA INCLUDING DONG TAM
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68 - 04/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Fairfield (Travis Air Force Base), Ca
REFFERED By = www.lst1166.com
Entry Date: - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at Time 08:17:09 (PDT)


Record 2859
A great site for Swift Boat Sailors to find their crews. Looking for Raymond Brandschidel,Ricketts, Evans, and Clagget. I was the Gunner on Pcf.25 and lost touch with the guys. 618-345-5321 Thanks for the great web site

NAME = Jerry Files
<EMAIL: jcjmk[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 25
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Catlo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9-66 to 9-67
FROM WHERE NOW = Collinsville, IL.
REFFERED By = A Friend
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at Time 13:10:25 (PDT)


Record 2858
I can't remember your first names but you will know how I mean we drove rough terraine fork lifts together [ Curtis] you walked in to out drapped off area in our bunk room and I told you to get out and threatened you with my 45, [Poe] Have you played russin roulete latley.

NAME = Michael[ Lucky] Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ussnewportnews
BASEs or LOCATIONs = TanMY Boat Ramp fork lift driver
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernley, NV
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at Time 12:17:25 (PDT)


Record 2857
Was on PCF76 when she went down in Cua Viet River, in Nov. 67, also was on the PCF that forced the steeled hull trawler, trying to re-arm VC aground souyh of Chu Lai, early 1968 (March I think)

NAME = Michael H. Newcomer
<EMAIL: miken1[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF76
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Cua Viet, Chu Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/67 - 4/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Lake Oswego`, OR
Entry Date: - Monday, August 30, 2004 at Time 18:47:00 (PDT)


Record 2856
I'm looking for anyone who might have known my brother, Kenneth P. West from Butte, MT, he was an RD-2 and drowned at Ne Bhe in June of 69. A guy named Bob wrote once and I have lost his address. Any and all contact would be wonderful. Thanks

NAME = MaryJane West
<EMAIL: montanapurser[ at ]yahoo.com>
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at Time 20:42:22 (PDT)


Record 2855
Try to get in touch with Bob Clark in Peckville PA. I have tried you e-mail and it won't go through If you could get in touch with me . also my phone # is 775-575-9383 cell# is 775-843-0033

NAME = Miachael E. Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ussnewportnews
BASEs or LOCATIONs = TanMY Boat Ramp fork lift driver
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernley,, NV
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at Time 14:21:29 (PDT)


Record 2854
what a year for an mm2(ss).. heard water was imported after i left. what goes around.....

NAME = john henry
<EMAIL: stickpussy[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm-18
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = all of 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Alpine, CA
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at Time 10:00:24 (PDT)


Record 2853
I was a 50 cal. gunner on T-112-4 1968-69. I've just gotten back into researching my river rat year and have already got in contact with a couple of old buddies from back in the daze. I don't like war but if you had to fight I couldn't imagine a better place than the rivers of sunny Viet Nam on a beer-laden Tango boat. Remember making coffee with plastic explosives, race track and manning the helm with your feet while sitting outside the coxswain's flat, trading c-rats for whiskey and beer and ice, LRPR's as a "treat", and the bad stuff like rockets coming at you like knuckleballs, giant rats and leeches. 35 years ago and I'll never forget it. Above all I'll never forget the great guys who covered my back - Pat Cochran, Bob Angle, Mike, Nelson, Fontanesi and the rest.

NAME = Allen Wayne Ennis
<EMAIL: alennis[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-112-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = near Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Oakland, ca
REFFERED By = links
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Time 22:25:38 (PDT)


Record 2852
I was one of the steward, came aboard while Apl 55 is in CAt Lo and them move to Dong Tam. Made E4. thanks to Lt. Schantz. I am the one taking pictures of the Vietnamese all girl band. Bring back memories. Was aboard during the Tet Offensive. Thanks to the memories.

NAME = Sergio Flores
<EMAIL: ktflores[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Apl 55
BASEs or LOCATIONs = My Tho, Cat Lo, Domg Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Corona, CA
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Time 21:06:56 (PDT)


Record 2850
Just wanted to say how I like your site. Wouldn't mind hearing from anyone that served on either ship. I was on the Colloton from Feb. 69 to June 69, then transferred to the Garrett Co. from June 69 to Feb. 70. This was due to not having enough time "in-country" and I did not want to have to come back again. I was an IC2 (E-5) or Interior Communication Electrician 2nd Class.

NAME = P. L. "Chris" Christian Jr.
<EMAIL: bwnavy[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Colloton APB-36 & U.S.S. Garrett Co. LST/AGP-786
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Feb. 69-Feb. 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Texas, Texas
REFFERED By = Surfing the web
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Time 16:01:41 (PDT)


Record 2849
Served on USS Vance during CDR Ainharter affair. There is book written on this

NAME = Robert Reed
<EMAIL: breed41[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Renshaw/USS Vance (DER 387)/
BASEs or LOCATIONs = coastal patrol
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Time 11:24:08 (PDT)


Record 2848
I am looking for any one that was in Tan MY during these times or any medical personel that might remember a mike 8 boat attempting to dock at Tan My boat ramp when a security personel handed his gun to the coaxin and the gun went off killing the security peron. If any one recalls this please contact me . 775-575-9382 thank-you

NAME = Michael[ Lucky] Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ussnewportnews
BASEs or LOCATIONs = TanMY Boat Ramp fork lift driver
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov.1967-nov.1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernley , nv
Entry Date: - Friday, August 27, 2004 at Time 15:15:44 (PDT)


Record 2847
I was in country most of 1967, on T-91-8 Have been overwhelmed with replies form a previous post. I have recently bee diagnosed with PTSD and would like to communicate with anyone else form that time and similar boats who has similar problems, or just would like to remember. After all these years, we are just now beginning to be remembered for what we went through. It would be nice to hear form former "boatmates".

NAME = Richard Bee
<EMAIL: garfield[ at ]ida.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv 91 T-91-8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DongTam, Who know where else?
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = MOST OF 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = eASTERN iDAHO, idaho
REFFERED By = Veterans OUtreach Center, Pocatello, IDAHO
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Time 06:14:49 (PDT)


Record 2846
I was in country most of 1967, on T-91-8 After 35 years of having this all behind me, PTSD has reared its ugly head and brought back the bad dreams, but some good memories. I remember very little on my own of those months, but with help of former shipmates and such, have recalled much. I would like to corrospond with anyone who has PTSD or was in the boats the same time. I am trying to document my PTSD and time in country. I do have a VHS tape os the times, no sound, sent to me by another former "boatmate". This has not been an easy time seeing all the photos again, but necessary to get past the bad memories, I guess. Anyonw with infor about RivDiv 91 please email me. It is time we stuck together more!

NAME = Richard Bee
<EMAIL: garfield[ at ]ida.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-91-8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = most of 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Eastern Idaho, IDAHO
REFFERED By = Veterans Outreach Center, Pocatello, IDAHO
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Time 06:05:19 (PDT)


Record 2845
I served my first tour in Tuyhoa (1962-1963) . Since that time I met only two peole that served with me. My second tour was with I Corp Hq tactical operation center where alll branch of services worked together. I am glad I surfed upon this site. Oh, yes I lived in the old Danang Hotel. Each day I passed the Old Complex on my way to work and back. On Friday evenings I would stop in and have a cool one . I had a friend to scan the picture of the White Elephant and uploaded it to me. Thanks for the Brownwatter Guesty Book.

NAME = Dorsey Steele (US Army Retired)
<EMAIL: Queencandd37[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = I Corp Hq..Danang Vn.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1962 -1963 and 1966-1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Lawton ,, Okla.
REFFERED By = Surfing the net for Old friends.
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Time 01:42:54 (PDT)


Record 2844
I had the honor of making the first ever PBR patrol in Viet Nam. It was Easter Sunday in 1966, and we relieved a SWIFT Boat that was patroling in the Rung Sat Zone at the time. I was on PBR 26 (Jim Travis was boat commander) and our companion boat was PBR 25, skippered by V.C. Odom. For those of you who remember us, I'm sorry to say that Travis died several years ago. V.C. is still alive and kicking, though. Back in those days my nickname was "The Fox" or sometimes "Foxie". I'd love to hear from any of my fellow river rats out there.

NAME = Rusty Johnson
<EMAIL: rustyj[ at ]harbornet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR 26 and PBR 18
BASEs or LOCATIONs = USS Belle Grove, USS Tortuga, Cat Lo, and Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/66 to 11/66 (I think)
FROM WHERE NOW = Tacoma, WA
REFFERED By = Just surfed on in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at Time 12:41:16 (PDT)


Record 2843
I was and Electrician Mate on the YRBM-17 from 2/68 to 3/69. I remember when Charlie blew the shit out of the warehouses after the seebees spent months building them. We left the barge and spent the sleepless night on the Army side of the base. Me and a friend (Anthony who my sone was named after) were the first ones back at the barge and woke to find the place was a mess. The ship store was totally wrecked and ammo laying all over the place. It was a very memorable year. This Kerry thing has brought back memories that I have suppressed for years. So I searched for the YRBM-17 and found this site. Anyone please feel free to contact me if you want.

NAME = Montie Massengale
<EMAIL: montimas[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-17
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/68 - 3/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Las Vegas, NV
REFFERED By = Google Search
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Time 21:27:30 (PDT)


Record 2842
WELCOM HOME BOYS

NAME = hicks,james USMC SSGT.
<EMAIL: hicksjjinvestment[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1 st. marine div. brovo co. RECON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DON_HA---L Z STUD---DMZ northern I corp
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/01/68-------2/01/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Cocoa, fa.
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Time 21:05:53 (PDT)


Record 2841
I was at An Thoi for one (1) year and worked on the or withn the YFU's. I found some pictures of some of the guys I was stationed with and it brought back some old memories. If any remembers me drop a line. Thanks for the memories. BME Robert (BOB) Haskins

NAME = BM3 Robert (BOB) Haskins
<EMAIL: cb_haskins[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-59, LCU/YFU-1498 and YFU-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA An Thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Apr '70 to Apr'71
FROM WHERE NOW = San Antonio, Texas
REFFERED By = Found info by checking out the internet.
Entry Date: - Monday, August 23, 2004 at Time 23:19:44 (PDT)


Record 2840
I am looking for anyone with information about my brother, Kenneth P. West RD2. He was stationed at Nha Be and Seafloat from 68-69. Ken died when I was really young and am looking for anyone with any info on him. Thanks for everything MJ

NAME = MaryJane West
<EMAIL: montanapurser[ at ]yahoo.com>
FROM WHERE NOW = Whitehall, MT, Entry Date: - Monday, August 23, 2004 at Time 22:07:45 (PDT)


Record 2839
I am requesting info about my brother, BT2 Kenneth Ray Schwartz. Kenneth was on a boat in Vietnam & hit with shrapnel. He was operated on while on the boat & later air-lifted to San Franciso, CA. He was killed in a car accident in San Franciso in June 1975 while traveling on the highway between the harbor where his ship, the USSHAMMER was docked. His widow, Ina Schwartz, showed me some pictures taken during the operation on the river boat in Vietnam, to remove the shrapnel. The sweat was running down his face about the size of my little finger. Kenneth never once told me of his ordeal in Vietman. He was a true HERO!! I am not sure of the dates he was in Vietman. I had lost contact with him for several yrs. as I lived in FL. & moved often. If anyone remembers him, please let me know. Thank you. Dotty Schwartz Ramsey, VA.

NAME = Dotty Schwartz Ramsey
<EMAIL: beardog3[ at ]velocitus.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS HAMMER
BASEs or LOCATIONs = TREASURE ISALND
WV
REFFERED By = a friend
Entry Date: - Monday, August 23, 2004 at Time 13:01:35 (PDT)


Record 2838
Like your web site very much

NAME = Michael Fulton
WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL: cherokee280[ at ]itlnet,net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T131-12 M131-1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong Delta Dong tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Oklahoma City, ok
REFFERED By = website
Entry Date: - Monday, August 23, 2004 at Time 12:39:59 (PDT)


Record 2837
Hello, to all who served on the USS Pitkin County from '66 to '67. I was an EN3 who was assigned to the maden crew who commissioned the ship in Long Beach, CA. We were commissioned with our sister ship the Coconino County. Some of the more memorable events started when we broke the block in one of our engins in route to our home port of Guam and were docked for repairs in Alongapo, The Philippines. We were "STUCK" for about 90 days because they had to completely remove the engine from the ship. I think the guys on the Coconino County were really p'd off. So sad, what a tough detail!!!! Then finally on station in Nam we were part of Operation Market time for about six months. Our main assignment was to service the Swift Boats and crews. I wonder if we ever serviced Carrys Swift Boat? Then we had the "Misfortune" of being picked to spend about two months doing the Census of the Merrianas Island Chain. We even went to check the Census on Quave Jima which is the Island they used to film the movie "Mutiny On The Bounty" with Clark Gable. Oh, and yes they still don't wear tops there. I wonder if that's still true today? Then there was the baseball game we played with the guys stationed on Iwo Jima. Darn we lost. Then back to Ops. Market Time until 12-67. I truely think I was blessed with the best of times on the USS Pitkin County. I have lots of pictures I took during the above, check with me.

NAME = Ralph E. Clements (Known to shipmates as "Clem")
WEB SITE = brownwater-navy.com/guestbook/DeNanggb.htm
<EMAIL: edelectro[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Pitkin County, LST 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong Delta Market Time Operation, Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/66 - 12/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Seattle, WA and Now in Cerritos, CA
REFFERED By = AOL/Yahoo Search (Amphibious VeitNam era Ships)
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Time 21:17:56 (PDT)


Record 2836
Hello, to all who served on the USS Pitkin County from '66 to '67. I was an EN3 who was assigned to the maden crew who commissioned the ship in Long Beach, CA. We were commissioned with our sister ship the Coconino County. Some of the more memorable events started when we broke the block in one of our engins in route to our home port of Guam and were docked for repairs in Alongapo Philippines We were "STUCK" for about 90 days because they had to completely remove the engine from the ship. I think the guys on the Coconio County were really p'd off. So sad, what a tough detail!!!! Then finally on station in Nam we were part of Operation Market time for about six months. Then we had the "Misfortune" of being picked to do a Census of the Merrianas Island Chain. We even went to check the Census on Quave Jima which is the Island they used to film the movie "Mutiny On The Bounty" with Clark Gable. Oh, and yes they still don't wear tops there. I wonder if that's still true today? Then there was the baseball game we played with the guys stationed on Iwo Jima. Darn we lost. Then back to Ops. Market Time until 12-67. I truely think I was blessed with the best of times on the USS Pitkin County.

NAME = Ralph E. Clements (Known to shipmates as "Clem")
WEB SITE = brownwater-navy.com/guestbook/DeNanggb.htm
<EMAIL: edelectro[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Pitkin County, LST 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong Delta Market Time Operation, Viet Nam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/66 - 12/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Seattle, WA and Now in Cerritos, CA
REFFERED By = AOL/Yahoo Search (Amphibious VeitNam era Ships)
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Time 20:56:32 (PDT)


Record 2835
I reported onboard APL 55 when she arrived at Cam Ran Bay in April 66, I was supposed to report onboard in Japan, but somehow got deverted to Vietnam from Travis Air Force Base. She was my first duty station, I reported onboard as a ENFA and spent most of my time in the generator room or as boat engineer on the LCM's. It been so long ago I have trouble remembering my shipmate names. I would like to hear from anyone who served onboard her during this time or about the history of AP55. Signed Bill Rhames, LCDR, USN, Retired

NAME = William (Bill) C. Rhames
<EMAIL: ctytraeq[ at ]semo.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS APL 55
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Ran Bay & An Thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Apr 66 to Apr 67
FROM WHERE NOW = Doniphan, MO
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Time 19:38:21 (PDT)


Record 2834
I was in Chu Lai in 1968. I need help remembering the name of a man we called "Heavy". He worked with heavy equipment, and was killed by a mortar attack somtime in 1968. If you know his name e-mail me. Thanks

NAME = Richard Tweed
<EMAIL: richardtweed[ at ]bellsouth.net>
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/67-12/68
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Entry Date: - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Time 15:34:30 (PDT)


Record 2833
Am looking for Marines that served onboard this ship the U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167 in 1970-1971. I think the unit was India Co. 3/9. Believe Captain White was CO. I would like to know about the water filter system on this ship and where or how drinking water was taken aboard the ship for us to drink. Also for showers and for pressing uniforms and cooking of meals. Need to know what kind of filter systems these were and how many boilers was onboard. Sure would like to know if allot of Marines and Navy are still living who served onboard during the Vietnam Era. Really need to know the mission we were on when we went up this river in Vietnam during 1970-1971. Rember seeing the rounds going off on land and ourship was real dark that night. Everything was so quite. We were like snesking up this river. The smell was so different like something I have never smelt before. It the smell still sticks with me today, and the darkness was different too like a stillness that just came over my body. It was real weard and I still see that river sometimes in my sleep. Can anyone help me with this. Thanks John.

NAME = John L. Goldsburg
<EMAIL: popup_708[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Westchester Cty LST 1167
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vietnam Subic Bay Okinawa, Hong Kong, Singapore.
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Kingsport, Tn.
REFFERED By = Myself. Seved onboard this ship.
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Time 14:42:35 (PDT)


Record 2832
IT'S WITH GREAT SORROW THAT I TELL OF THE DEATH OF BOATSWAINS MATE CHIEF KENNETH "RED" BELLAMY ON 08/12/04 AT GREEN COVE SPRINGS FLA. MY DAD LOVED THE U.S.N.,HIS SHIPMATES,AND FIGHTING THE V/C FROM THE MSM'S OF MINDIV113.HE WAS AN ELEMENT COMMANDER IN COMMINDIV113,AND WAS PROUD OF ALL THE MEN HE SERVED WITH. HE WENT TO VIETNAM WITH THE FIRST 6 CONVERTED MSM'S FROM CA.THE BOATS WERE UNIQUE IN THAT THE BOW RAMPS WERE SHORTENED AND WELDED RAISED.THE NEW BOATS ALSO HAD THE FOAM RACKS FOR FLOATATION AND MORE FIREPOWER WITH THE ADDITION OF AUTOMATIC 40MM GRENADE LAUNCHERS,AND THE 20MM'S HE PERSONALLY AQUIRED IN SAIGON AND HAD INSTALLED WHEN THE BOATS ARRIVED IN COUNTRY. ANYWAY,AS ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH HIM WOULD KNOW,HE WAS A HELL OF A GUY,VOLUNTEERED FOR NAM AT AGE 40,WOUNDED BY B-40 SCHRAPNEL WHEN A ROCKET HIT THE SWEEP GEAR A-FRAME,HOSPITALISED IN YOKUSKA WITH A PUNCTURED LUNG,RETURNED TO HIS ELEMENT AND COMPLETED HIS TOUR(AND THEN SOME). HE HAD A GOOD LIFE AFTER NAM,COWBOY'D IN FLA.,TAUGHT HIGH SCHOOL FOR A WHILE,THEN WENT TO LA. AND CAPTAINED OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.HE RAISED 5 GOOD KIDS,4 SONS AND A DAUGHTER.(2 SONS ARE BOAT CAPTAINS,AND 1 FLIES AIRPLANES)HE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND 3 GRAND CHILDREN. I'D ALSO LIKE TO ADD FOR ALL THE OTHER RIVER RATS THAT WERE EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR HEALTH CHECKED REGULARLY,THE V/C COULDN'T KILL HIM BUT THE A/O DID. GOD BLESS ALL YOU RIVER WARRIORS THAT ARE STILL WITH US(WE NEED YOU)AND BLESS THE OWNER OF THIS WEB SITE FOR THE FORUM.WITH RESPECT AND HUMILITY, JOHN M. BELLAMY. NIMRODSR[ at ]HOTMAIL.COM

NAME = JOHN M. BELLAMY FOR CPO RED BELLAMY
<EMAIL: NIMRODSR[ at ]HOTMAIL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MINE DIV 113 MSM'S 15-20
BASEs or LOCATIONs = RSSZ,VARIOUS RIVERS AND BASES
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 07/68-09/69
FROM WHERE NOW = PASSED AWAY AT GREEN COVE SPRINGS FLA., Entry Date: - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Time 23:03:05 (PDT)


Record 2831
I am proud that I served as an Army Company Commander on the USS Benewah in 1968-69, as a member of the Mobile Riverine Force. Brownwater Navy! A proud force of Navy and Army folk who lived and fought together in a close and a very personal way. I can't say enough good about the Navy Troops, Sailors, I suppose, that supported us. They took us through small canals,under fire and sometimes dieing, all the way, to landing sites that were frought with danger. It is hard to describe the rain and hail of bullets that we experienced, yet the boat drivers kept going to take us to our landing site. We would often catch a B-40 going down the canal. Many fine Sailors died proctecting us. It was not unusual for our boats to come under a hail of muderous fire in an ambush on the canal. We only had speficic ways to go, and the bad guys knew where they were. A B-40 into a gun turret meant the death of a sailor, which I have seen often. We would get up at about 0230 in the morning and load up into the boats, go through the canals and land on a place along the river where it was thought the enemy may be. Sometimes, the mud was so deep, we could not get thru it. Thankfully, Charley was not there. He could mowed us down there. Suffice it to say, it was pretty exciting for me and the Navy guys. Actually, there was no difference between the Navy or us. We could both die! I wish I could tell you more. Greene

NAME = Mervin W. Greene
<EMAIL: mwgre[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Co. B, 3/60 9TH inf Div/USS Benewah
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 02/68-01/69
FROM WHERE NOW = 3816 Pinedale St, Brandon, FL
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Time 20:48:35 (PDT)


Record 2830
My first trip to Vietnam was with Swiftboats, this trip was cut short by a hearing loss, then I went into Assault Craft Div 12 as maintenance Petty officer and made a short trip to Vietnam up the river from Danang to Hue on the perfume river. Then I returned to Coronado which had become home to me. I wanted to reenlist in "country" and volunteered my third time with Seal Team support boats where I was stationed at Camp Fay with all the spooks of that era. Then I volunteered for my fourth tour with PBRs. This started out with the knowledge the unit I joined had just left Giant Slingshot and there was a need for advisors in Benluc. I volunteered again and ended up in Raid 71 which became Rid 44. I was bored with heavy assault boats so organized a Boston Whaler ambush team. Were we successful? Not really! It seemed that praying wives and mothers messed up a lot of good ambush plans. We did develop very good tactics. I volunteered for EOD and received two waivers; one for hearing and one for age. I was 37 when I completed diving training at Key West Underwater Swim school. I served in EOD on both areas Hawaii and Ft Story then a tour as the EOD team attached to Minewarfare in Charleston, SC.

NAME = Martin Lee Studdard
<EMAIL: martin1836[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Swiftboats, Assault craft, SOG, PBRs, River assault Craft and skinners
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camp Fay, Benluc, Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = from 1966 to 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Weatherford, TX
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Time 20:48:14 (PDT)


Record 2829
I was an advisor to the above Vietnamese Riverine Warfare units We developed an ambush team utilizing a Boston whaler armed with two m-60 machine guns, two Americans and four Vietnamese and of course two radios, I can not remember but I believe they were prc 44s. I went from Vietnam to EOD school and finished out my Navy Career serving in EOD group one and later EOD group two.

NAME = Martin Lee Studdard
<EMAIL: martin1836[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Raid 71, Rid 44
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Benluc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = aug 69 to aug 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Weatherford, TX
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Time 20:18:53 (PDT)


Record 2828
Served at the H.E.C.P. in Danang Jan. 68 through Jan. 69. In retrospect it was a good time in my life. Lot's of experiences. We did harbor patrol and security day and night. Lonely nights on the tower at the base of Monkey Mountain--desolate. It's a wonder we were never Sniped. Seen a posting here from a SM2 named Hummel. He was my boss I think. I have a picture of him on the tower. Dale Johnson, Richard Smith, R. Kodl, Rosenthal, Fat Carey, our watch dog DINGO, the pit vipers on the floor where our ping pong table waws and the "Fuck you lizards"--I miss you all and think often of our experiences. Mike

NAME = Manfred (Mike) Sillett
<EMAIL: kodenman[ at ]cvzoom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = H.E.C.P. Danang--Harbor Entrance Control Post
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Monkey Mountain-above deep water piers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 68 to Jan.69
FROM WHERE NOW = Mt. Pleasant, Pa
REFFERED By = browsing
Entry Date: - Friday, August 20, 2004 at Time 20:23:25 (PDT)


Record 2827
I am a retired Army MSG, I served under a Navy LCDR named Don Spaugy from Calif. We worked In the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon. He was a river boat commander in Viet Nam and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about him or where he is now. Last time I saw him was June of 1979. Tony Antonelli

NAME = ANTHONY ANTONELLI
<EMAIL: ANTO[ at ]MINDSPRING.COM>
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/66-9/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Sanford, nc
Entry Date: - Friday, August 20, 2004 at Time 12:59:35 (PDT)


Record 2826
I never really appreciated what you guys did until recently with the Kerry deal . I just wanted to take the time and thank each one of you for serving your county . I will probaly never met you but that doesnt change my respeect for you . rod johns

NAME = rod johns
WEB SITE = www.geosierra.com
<EMAIL: rjohns[ at ]geosierra.com>
REFFERED By = kent hawley
Entry Date: - Friday, August 20, 2004 at Time 11:27:35 (PDT)


Record 2825
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your site. You once again gave voice to people who wanted to speak but did not have a vehicle to talk from. While veiwing your Guest book, I found several names of people I had not thought of in many years but was so happy to see they are well. I worked in the Fiberglass Shop as a DC3. God Bless and keep up the good work.

NAME = Jack Welch
<EMAIL: jwelch[ at ]brgtmo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YR-9 APL-46 YRBM-20
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, TX
REFFERED By = Found while surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Time 10:41:20 (PDT)


Record 2824
Nice site. I served with the Army's 458th PBR Co. Worked alot with the Navy in Nha Be and Saigon. Great mess hall in Nha Be.

NAME = Tom Schauer
<EMAIL: tomsandyschauer[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Served with the Army's 458th PBR Co
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 70-71
ND
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Time 20:11:03 (PDT)


Record 2823
I am looking for swifties that knew my husband, Duane Eugene Garner, in Vietnam. He passed away of non-hodgkings lymphoma in 2000. He was ill for 31/2 yrs and fought another courageous battle w/cancer. I want to find out what I can about his time in Vietnam so that my daughter will have some history of his time in Navy. I have like to find out whatever I can or get some dates when he was at certain places. If anyone has any information, I'd appreciate an email. Thanks. It has very hard without him the past few years. He was only 53 & much to young to die. The spraying of Agent Orange over there caused his early death, I am sure.

NAME = Barbara Garner
<EMAIL: barbaragarner[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Swiftboats #70. #71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Not sure - I think CatLo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1969
Tx
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Time 20:04:52 (PDT)


Record 2822
looking for company members (fellow RIVER RATS)

NAME = Paul Rumpf
<EMAIL: OOldgoat 49[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th medium boat co. LCM
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Laiand Binhn Thuy
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = oct 1970 -Oct 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = Pittsburgh, PA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Time 18:39:17 (PDT)


Record 2821
Seeking anyone serving with ACTU-100 ALPHA, the RAG detachment at Can Tho in the first part of 1966, I replaced "Chip" Copeland. He lent me enought money to get by for a month. We just missed pay call. Can't remember the 2nd class Doc, BAC SEE, I think the LT. name was Carter. Shepherd RM2, Anderson. Thanks

NAME = Robert Root
<EMAIL: sckbr[ at ]alltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ACTU-100 Alpha Can Tho 1966, USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, USS Bronstien, USS Gridley, USS New Orleans,
BASEs or LOCATIONs = FASU U-Tapao, Thailand
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan. 1966 May 1966
Ar.
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at Time 19:04:56 (PDT)


Record 2820
Good to see someone interested in remembering those who can not. Was a weird place at a weird time and hopefully we did as best we could under the conditions. I remember how hard all the guys worked and they have a lot to be proud of.

NAME = John Warren

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 543 CO 1970 formed RPG 60
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang/Hue/Hoi An
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/70-4/71
CA
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at Time 17:41:47 (PDT)


Record 2819
Attached to gun boat/swift boat repair facility (supply office).

NAME = SK1 Mike Everett USN(Ret)
<EMAIL: bigislandmikee[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Support Facility
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 03/70 - 04/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Hilo, Hawaii
REFFERED By = Just Surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at Time 17:03:51 (PDT)


Record 2818
Long hard battle, 67 for the civil violators of my tour began it was the worst battle and i'm still fighting and relize thats it greed and wrong doing of justice that some day I will get mind, when the destroyer of home on the 22102 bonita base was blew to hell and devestion occur and then perpare for battle, and with loss of family, contact of normacie the constant strife for surviaval, Avalon village THE PROJECT was a point of base for me then came injury to heart pstd OF VIOLATING NON EXP.STAFF Doc.Stakley medcations of valium and black kissing was not easy to take being my first expereince with bad ethics, proceed to grandma's! To end up on the downey end of the tracks but with loss of fellow Amego's end up travel through out the areas of burros to atherton west all over be hidden where with expertation of being left in control of Chuck and his orential wife and monkey on porch dope and and violations occur at only 7 yrs, of my recriutment,somewhere there before were the cahos ofthe Wilsons regime where violations occur also pike and signal hill and final peace came when hit bellflower mobile unit to be return to duty slowing spoted by enemy at fence on lakewood with little cb exp. virginty lost at grants pass due to a longing for home and with babysitting for 3 days with no exp.anyhow being of ill survive the child hood and teens revisted the battle with constant movement by our team rookie cadets nonstop capture me and knew it had something to do mccormick request to many dead bunnys and preschool swing I knew I had to be the one 600,000 is the incentive an appraisel recently quatote on aprrasel of property in S.D. ON tuxedo the injurys occured more from the same man Chuck Borra zebra30512YAHOO.COM WAITING FOR HELP FOR THE PRESCHOOL TRAINING GAL IS ONE OF BRAUMA AND BRAIN , I HAD have to Be to stay Alive in alpine for now and travel soon again for the enemy is always closer then pd and with loss of pierce and no man power and useage of sister hood no return to metal of valor or purple heart with all the power agaist once the 93 grand days were over and with 24 yrs. in and all the injurys and kept in the dark mia action with mind altering drugs and no hope for future but to go along enemy mess when it repeated its self in the small port of amaerica and needless to say came out alive while others gave their life the enemy still haunts me with loss of more life and gifts and creditabilty is the diagnose that broke the camels back when program was broken and mind meaness they have not won yet with my close to retirement end up up with more upset and set up by statory violators that will not stop fires loss of life corsion know that they must be ham it toghether with past memories and mo same relized they must need reported need to exp. loss pursuing to lien all the enemys assets maybe the onlyway I maybe able to beat them with audio and video of training and other evidence that proves my long hard battle no befriend some for money means insurancei don't care to take out so with a higher court and a new team this war is far from over with all my battle scars compensation is long over due,civil rights will prevail they have too God Bless those that can relate and help Little Braum Mama Bull Says B.Ready till the day Almighty will be the final judge and jury in This battle!!!

NAME = Brenda Ready
WEB SITE = nancydrew[ at ]aol.com
<EMAIL: bmstakenbornbad[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = clowns
BASEs or LOCATIONs = usmc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Long Beach, ca
REFFERED By = zebra
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at Time 06:57:07 (PDT)


Record 2817
MY FIRST HUSBAND ROGER LOVAN SERVED ON THE TUTUILA FROM MARCH 1962 TO APRIL 1965 WHEN SHE WAS ATTACHED TO PIER TWO AT NOB. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF AN ENGINEMAN PAUL DAVIS AND CWO JOE HOLLOWELL WHO SERVED DURING THIS SAME TIME PERIOD. THANKS!

NAME = FRIEDA HAYS FOR ROGER LOVAN
<EMAIL: WPMUNICT[ at ]WPCS.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NORFOLK, VA
REFFERED By = SURFIN BY
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at Time 06:43:17 (PDT)


Record 2816
THANKS SEAWOLVES.

NAME = JERRY P. DAVIS
<EMAIL: JDBROWNWATERNAVY[ at ]COX.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVER DIVISION 531/551
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NHA BE, PHO CONG, B EN KEO,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69/70
FROM WHERE NOW = VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Entry Date: - Monday, August 16, 2004 at Time 17:14:04 (PDT)


Record 2815
I served in Hal-3 under commander spade (every one an ace)my rate amsn put me in a army & navy Paint shop For finishing Army & Navy UH1&2b Choppers that where damaged or shot down . I then was TAD-ed to the Army chow hall,KP so our squadron personel could eat there,I was then sent Cat-Lo to mess cook at their new gally which was newly built by Navy SeaBees (can do) Company who also worked on ammy barges for use in our (operation Gamewarden)Task at hand.This base also housed US Coast Personel Who tried to train Vietnamese sailors to handle their 90 foot cutters. I enlisted And was proud of all the people I served with.US NAVY SEAWOLVES (HAL-3). GREAT SITE.TAKE CARE Date submitted 8/16/04

NAME = Rbert Witkowsky (SKI)
<EMAIL: seawolfhal3[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = us.navy (hal-3) amsn, CS3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = saigon,vungtau,cat-lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/67-5/68
FROM WHERE NOW = cape may court house,, nj
Entry Date: - Monday, August 16, 2004 at Time 15:57:04 (PDT)


Record 2814
I SERVED IN SAIGON FOR A YEAR STARTING IN 1965. I WORKED IN THE COMNAVFORV HQ. I CAME BACK IN 1967 AND SERVED FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AT THE CSC VUNG TAU. I ONLY WORKED BRIEFLY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE. BECAUSE OF OVERCROWDING AT THE LIGHTHOUSE THEY MOVED ME DOWN TO THE COMPOUND WHERE I HAD AN OFFICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF A BUILDING IN THE COMPOUND. I ALSO MANAGED OUR SMALL BAR ON THE FIRST FLOOR. ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE I CAN REMEMBER WAS TOM BURTON QM2. HE HAD A MESSAGE ON THE WEBSITE. I TRIED TO SEND HIM A MESSAGE BUT HIS E MAIL ADDRESS DID NOT WORK. I AM GOING BACK TO VIETNAM ON SEP 9 2004 FOR A NOSTALGIA TRIP. I AM STAYING IN SAIGON BUT WILL BE VISITING VUNG TAU. I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT SERVED AT COMNAVFORV OR CSC VUNGTAU

NAME = YN2 ALAN MUSSELMAN
<EMAIL: MUSSELMAN46[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CSC VUNG TAU AND COMNAVFORV SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = VUNG TAU AND SAIGON
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/65-05/69
FROM WHERE NOW = LAKE IN THE HILLS , IL
REFFERED By = HAPPENED TO PULL UP WEBSITE
Entry Date: - Monday, August 16, 2004 at Time 14:13:51 (PDT)


Record 2813
just wanted to update my e-mail address

NAME = John Hale
<EMAIL: http://vn.vet[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ben Tre
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-68
FROM WHERE NOW = pleasant gap, pa
Entry Date: - Monday, August 16, 2004 at Time 03:55:26 (PDT)


Record 2812
I was a fork lift driver at Tan -My boat ramp, I remember being under mortar attacts and missles. The only guy in our unit i remember is James Elliot. I am trying to locate anyone that served with me or in that area at that time , to help support my claim of stresserscauseing PTSD. please contact me if you can help or even if you just know me. Michael [lucky] Luark or call 775-575-9382

NAME = michael e. luark
<EMAIL: luckykuark[ at ]sbcglobal.nrt>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = newport news
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan-my boat ramp -Hue
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11-67-1168
FROM WHERE NOW = fernley, nv
Entry Date: - Monday, August 16, 2004 at Time 02:27:14 (PDT)


Record 2811
My father (James Ervin Rivers)was attached to PCF 12 & PCF 102 but he never talked much about his time over there, just a few details. Is there anyone out there who served with him or knew him, that might help me in telling his story to his grandchildren. He passed away 18 May 1994 from cancer. The only thing I have of his is his Shadow Box and a copy of his Personnel Records but that doesn't help me with how he recieved his medals or what kind of man he was over there. If anyone knew him please contact me with more info. Thank you & God Bless!

NAME = Janet Rivers
<EMAIL: jlcurtis[ at ]bresnan.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 102 & PCF 12
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DANANG
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2 Jan 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Grand Junction, CO
REFFERED By = Google Search
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at Time 15:50:09 (PDT)


Record 2810
This is a great site. I used it extensively last year in putting together a Grandfather's Navy Memory Book for my grandchildren. I was the Assistant Enlisted Personnel Officer at Naval Support Activity Saigon, first in Saigon (bunked at the North Pole BOQ in Cholon) and then at Nha Be when we relocated there as part of Operation MOOSE (jokingly referred to as Move Out of Saigon Expeditiously after 1968 Tet Offensive). Processed virtually every one of the Brownwater Navy men through the Annapolis BOQ/BEQ, made all of the in-country assignments and got most of you back out of country after your tours. Ran across many of you on a regular basis. Was a great experience with the finest in the world.

NAME = SAM M BARNES CWO3 USN (RET)
<EMAIL: barnessm[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT SAIGON
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Saigon and Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 07/68 - 07/69
FROM WHERE NOW = MESA, AZ
Entry Date: - Friday, August 13, 2004 at Time 16:01:48 (PDT)


Record 2809
I served at atsb ha tien jan thru mar70. transfered to YRBM-16 then returned to Ha Tien in May 70. Again inmay returned to the 16.

NAME = david l. peterson

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATSB Ha Tien- YRBM-16Jan 70-OCT 70(Ha Tien JAN-FEB-MAR-70)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Ha Tien,Tan Cho,cho duc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 70-OCT70
FROM WHERE NOW = Newport , OR
Entry Date: - Friday, August 13, 2004 at Time 13:59:45 (PDT)


Record 2808
Stationed at the small craft repair facility at Da Nang near Camp Tien Sha including three months messcooking on the YR70. Remaining five months I was the engineer(the snipe) on the YTL566 in Chu Lai. Then on to the USS Donner LSD20 in Little Creek,VA til July 1970. Then back to Port Angeles, etc.

NAME = Ken Olsen
<EMAIL: kolsen_01[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Smallcraft Repair Facility and YTL 566
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Da Nang and Chu Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = July 1967 to July 1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Puyallup (originally from Port Angeles,WA), WA
Entry Date: - Friday, August 13, 2004 at Time 03:42:19 (PDT)


Record 2807
I was in Hue and Tan-My I worked in Icorp I was a fork lift opperator Loading and onloading Mike boats ,I am trying to find James Elliot or anyone else that was there at that time to help me verify the stressers for my PTSD claim. thank you . My phone number is 775-575-9382

NAME = Michael E Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss newport news
BASEs or LOCATIONs = hue and Tan -My veitnam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11-67to11-68
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernly , NV.
Entry Date: - Friday, August 13, 2004 at Time 00:22:20 (PDT)


Record 2807
I was in hue and them Tan-My Veit-nam working as a fork lift opperator loading supply boats and onloading , looking for James Elliot or anyone that was in that area duing that time to help varify the constant mortoring and the constant stress and fere we endured.

NAME = Michael E. Luark
<EMAIL: luckyluark[ at ]sbcglobal.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = navy Icorp
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Hue Tan-My
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = nov. 1967thru nov.1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fernley , nv
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Time 23:45:40 (PDT)


Record 2806
I hope this wont be considered as spam or advertising, if it is I apologize. I am a veteran myself, not old enough for vietnam but did medical support for Beruit. I am now the editor of Airboat World Magazine. I would like to run an article honoring the veterans that served in airboat platoons during the vietnam war. Anyone that could send information on how I can get resources for this subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot All gave some...Some gave all...

NAME = Airboat World Magazine
WEB SITE = www.airboatworld.com
<EMAIL: terri[ at ]airboatworld.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 48th medical battalion 2nd armored division ft hood
Fl
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Time 21:08:55 (PDT)


Record 2805
well glad to read i was in country 1971 on the uss terrell county lst 1157 was the time of life for someone at 17 fron south carlina it it great to see vietnam va.and talk about old time thank you smitty

NAME = donald smith
<EMAIL: smithd955[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss terrell cty lst 1157
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971
FROM WHERE NOW = st.louis mo, mo
REFFERED By = me
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Time 10:00:19 (PDT)


Record 2804
Chronic respiratory problems ever since being on USS Satyr (Converted LST- Repair ship). Started with chronic cough, chronic nasal drip and chemical sensitivity. Over 30 years later this is still a constant physical reminder of service in Vietnam. Please contact me if you have similar medical problems due to your Vietnam experience: exposure to diesel fuels exposure to sandblasting operations exposure to welding operations exposure to hazardous chemicals in machine shop exposure to painting operations worked in area of your ship impacted by poor ventilation and or ventilated by air conditioning exposure to second hand smoke Suspect other fellow shipmates health also impacted by poor LST ventilation and air conditioning. Would like to hear from you if you also served on LST, ARL or other type of ship and have similar problems. Have lots of information for you on how your hypertension can impact your respiratory problems. Have used National Institute of Medicine to document known medical association between multiple respiratory conditions like adult asthma, bronchitis, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic cough, chronic nasal drip and chemical sensitivity. Also if you have tinnitus and hypertension how this can impact your respiratory problems. Also, ships crew and I, over last 30 years have compiled extensive list of hazardous chemicals our unit had on board. Navy now has HAZMAT list for each class of ship. When we served, Navy has advised me that they didn't keep a detailed list. Agent Orange is not the only hazard you faced. Big mistake to concentrate your efforts on adjudication of disability claims on just Agent Orange. There were plenty of other respiratory contaminates out there. Edward Seafeldt, Seattle, Washington, U.S. Army (Retired, 74-99) RM2 USN 67-74 Thank you Albert Moore for your website.

NAME = Edward Seafeldt
<EMAIL: edwardseafeldt[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Satyr ARL-23
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Feb 69 - Feb 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Seattle, WA
REFFERED By = Albert Moore
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Time 07:53:10 (PDT)


Record 2803
I was PS1 with Coast Guard, (Res). On small boats....boston whaler for L.E. and 44' for search and rescue.....Am trying to locate old friend and fellow police officer who was brown water navy.....I believe he was on Swift boats in Vietnam.....1969?.....John Doles....last known to be Rochester NY area......any info or please respond John.....

NAME = Bill Moreland
<EMAIL: bmandapug[ at ]yahoo.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Station Rochester, USCG(R)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = ERA 1/69-8/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Molokai, HI
REFFERED By = My search
Entry Date: - Monday, August 09, 2004 at Time 19:21:23 (PDT)


Record 2802 In May of 69, I met Mike Wilson from Durham, NC. We were in Charleston, SC where we both were given our orders to the same place, Saigon, RVN. We were clueless on what we'd be doing there. We took 10 days leave and headed to Little Creek, VA for our counter insurgency training. From there we made a stop at Travis AFB, then on to RVN with a short stop in HI. We ended up in Saigon for only a couple of days and then on to Cat-Lo where we served in a support capacity. Most of the Naval folks spent time rotating in and out of other bases in the Mekong Delta. This is what we did to suport the war. I was a Mike boat driver carrying supplies up the river, crane operator (Big Bertha) lifting Swift Boats, PBR's and Vietnamese junks out of the water for repair and overhaul. My CO was affectionately known as "Bull Dog". A Mustang LT who really did love his guys. I'll never forget, he loved to smoke and be driven around in his jeep. He always looked after us, even when we got in trouble. Some of the other men that I'll never forget. BMCM Charles "Chuck" Baldwin, who later went on to be Command Master Chief of the Ike, and was in the running for Master Chief of the Navy. He finished second to his best friend, Master Chief, Hagan, this may be spelled wrong. Chuck, Mike and I still get together as often as we can. Chuck is currently the Commandant of the Delaware Military School, which he opened several years ago. Mike Wilson, is still in Durham, SC with his wife Denise and Family. Others I remember but have not been able to contact. Herman W. Duell III, from Falls Church, Va. who ran the paint locker, and was as crazy as can be. BM2 Larry Hurst from Raleigh, NC. Both were excellent sailors and Bronze Star reciepients. I will never forget their fun loving spirit. I would like to know what become of these men. Others; BM-3 Fudge, BM3 Ayers from Montana,BM-3 Smith (smitty) from California, GM3 Andy Anderson from Beckly, WV (he dove of the boom from the top of the crane (YD)at the quay wall one evening after we left the Acey/Duecy club. I got halfway up (never was one for heights). There are other names that escape my memory now, but I see there faces and remember the stories. Mike and I both left Cat-Lo the same day and went through Oakland and then on to Charleston. I stayed in the Naval Reserve program for 28 years and was assigned to the Reserve Cargo Handling Battalion Det 4. Our battalion was recalled to support operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm on Sept 6, 1990. We were on active duty from Sept through April of 1991. Our Skipper was Captain Bob Davis, from Columbia, SC. None finer along with his staff. We brought everyone home. Thanks for the opportunity to post this message. If any of my old shipmates from Cat-Lo are out there, I'd give anything to hear from you. Regards, BMCS Larry Teachey, Retired.

NAME = Larry Douglas Teachey, BMCS USNR Retired (1996)
<EMAIL: Larry.Teachey[ at ]ps.ge.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT DET
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat-Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/69-8/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Greenville , SC
REFFERED By = Surfing the web looking for Cat-LO
Entry Date: - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at Time 20:24:12 (PDT)


Record 2801
I was the Chief Hospital Corpsman aboard YRBM-20 from January 1970 until October 1970. The Officer in Charge at the time was Lt. Brino. The chief boatswain mate was BMC Sharpless. Also serving in the medical dept at the time was Lt. Wright, MD (he had a big python snake anybody remember him?)and Lt. Stanzick, Md and HM2 Fuge. What I remember most was ..it seemed like we were getting med-evacs every night. But I remember you Hawley! I also filled the same billet aboard LST-838 in support of PBR sections and Seawolf detachments from March 1967 to Sept 1967 Her Captain at the time was LT. James M. Jaye, Jr.

NAME = James Casebier
<EMAIL: victorcase[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-20 and LST-838
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Chou Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/70 - 10/70 & 3/67-9/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Phoenix, AZ
Entry Date: - Friday, August 06, 2004 at Time 17:20:28 (PDT)


Record 2800
Found this site while sufing. Thought I would see if anybody from my old river patrol group has found this sight too.

NAME = Scott Williams
WEB SITE = n/a
<EMAIL: stwilliams72[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RPG 51,52
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CAT LAI NHA BE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69-3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at Time 22:58:37 (PDT)


Record 2799
Would like to hear from anyone who was in Cat Lo during 68-69. Looking for Mike Howard from Oklahoma, Vic St. Onge (?)from Washington, "Mac" Mc Neil, Lt Fairbanks. Also looking from anyone who was on PCF 51 during operation Sealords from 27 Jan - 29 Jan, 1969. Making every effort to attend the SBSA reunion in St Louis, May 2005.

NAME = Steve Anderson
<EMAIL: jsande3[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 95 and others
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug 68 - Aug 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Isanti, MN
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at Time 19:22:37 (PDT)


Record 2798
I served at CSC Qui Nhon from 1/69 thru 3/69 then was transferred to CSC Vung Tau. Vung Tau had two hills (actually small mountains). CSC Vung Tau was located on "The Hill" with the lighthouse when I first arrived there. Some 6 or 7 months later we moved to "VC Hill" on the other side of Vung Tau. "VC Hill" is what is shown on this website as "The Hill". "VC Hill" was an old French Fort originally built to defend Vung Tau harbor from a naval attack. A hundred plus yards above the Navy Compound on "VC Hill" was an army communications facility that was located at on the summit of the hill. As the need arose, most of the sailors at CSC Vung Tau, one or two at a time, were sent to Cat Lo to ride the swiftboats when Cat Lo was short of personnel due to leave, illness or other reasons. The base at Cat Lo and our compound on "VC Hill" shared the same commander. I returned stateside 12/71 after nearly 2 years in country. I don't remember his name, but someday I'd like to contact one of the officers that I served under. We used to call him "Trung-Uy Fall-In-Well", a nickname that he received during his first week at CSC Vung Tau when he fell into an old water well about 50 yards from the compound.

NAME = Jack Kitchens
<EMAIL: jckitchens[ at ]adelphia.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CSC Qui Nhon, CSC Vung Tau, PCF Base at Cat Lo
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Qui Nhon, Vung Tau, Cat Lo
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/69 - 12/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Tonawanda, NY
REFFERED By = Google
Entry Date: - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at Time 16:05:19 (PDT)


Record 2797
Painted TF117 boats then GM at the base magazine. Delivered amo to MRF boats. Patrolled Basac just after YRBM 16 got hit. Tet 68.

NAME = Rick Worthen
<EMAIL: rhw[ at ]san.rr.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/67-2/68
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego, ca
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at Time 20:45:19 (PDT)


Record 2796
Vin Te, Vam co Te, Vam Co Dong, Mekong

NAME = Rick Worthen
<EMAIL: rhw[ at ]san.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Riv Div 551, PBR 776
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/69-3/70
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego, CA
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at Time 20:41:13 (PDT)


Record 2795
The APL-55 was towed from Alaska to Viet Nam in Nov 1967. I was the one of maybe 12 or 15 hands that rode her up the river from the coast while being towed. It was like riding a cork in a big storm with the flat bottom! I was the first Radioman aboard (RM2). TET was no fun.

NAME = Walter Dufrain
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: walter[ at ]accessus.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = APL-55 / YRBM-18
BASEs or LOCATIONs = My Tho and Ham Loung rivers
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov 67 - Nov 68
FROM WHERE NOW = ?, MO
REFFERED By = none
Entry Date: - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at Time 17:36:45 (PDT)


Record 2794
Hey all brothers of the Mekong Delta! I rode PBR 97 as a gunner with BM1 Pechesky as boat captain and en3 "Woody" Woods. Looking to be in touch with all who were there....especially Steve Florence...you out there anywhere bro??

NAME = James " Wolf " Monahan
WEB SITE = na
<EMAIL: Moneau47[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PBR River Section 513
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vinh Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 6/66 -6/67
FROM WHERE NOW = Indian Head, MD
REFFERED By = Just Surfin
Entry Date: - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at Time 13:06:45 (PDT)


Record 2793
First time on this site. I've spent the last 36 years trying to put that time period behind me. At this time in my life I would like to see if I can make contact with some of the men I served with. It seems so long ago and so foreign. But! I made some good friends and I would like to chat with them if I'm able.

NAME = Ron Spurlock
<EMAIL: rspurlock2003[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Navy security force hill 10 marble mountain
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Hill 10
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11-67-11-68
FROM WHERE NOW = Las Vegas, Nv
Entry Date: - Monday, August 02, 2004 at Time 16:43:47 (PDT)


Record 2792
Looking to talk with old crew. and any info on the lcu 1547 to date. Jim P I hope you see this. Roy

NAME = Roy Ocilka
<EMAIL: ocoeelin[ at ]mindspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcu-1547
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 97 TH HEAVY BOAT CAM RAHN BAY
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67 68
FROM WHERE NOW = ORLANDO, F.L.
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at Time 19:32:55 (PDT)


Record 2791
I was the electrician aboard the YFU-64, 1966-67. Did supply off-load in Da Nang harbor and supplies up the three rivers to the DMZ. I was on the first crew. Anybody know what happened to the '64? I'd like to hear from anyone from the '64 during that time. Joe Mayes, Red Grooms.

NAME = Robert J. Bray
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: ruthbray35[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU-64
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA Da Nang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5-66 to 6-67
FROM WHERE NOW = Diamond Bar, Ca
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at Time 19:31:51 (PDT)


Record 2790
my husband raymond g phillips jr also know as (dutch) served on the uss canberra from 67-69 i am looking for anyone that served with him during this time has filed for ptsd claim but has been denied every time cant remember dates and names there was one thing that he wrote me about that happened dec of 68 about a boat that came up on the uss canberra with 4 americans on it all shot up and the men were taken aboard the uss canberra if you were there and remember any of this please e-mail me at manyowls2000[ at ]yahoo.com need your help for rays claim have been married to him for 35 years and they have had many many bad nights with flash backs has not been easy on me and family

NAME = bonnie phillips
WEB SITE = yahoo.com
<EMAIL: manyowls2000[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss canberra cag2 ca70
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Escanaba, mi
REFFERED By = vva service rep
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at Time 18:16:03 (PDT)


Record 2789
I have been diagnosed with PTSD and am starting the long and painfull road to documentation of my year in Vietnam. I still have an original cruise book dated November 1967 of the first months on River Assault TF 117 and will share any contents with anyone interested. This site is so interesting and will at times be difficult to study, even after all these years. Will ocmmunicate with anmyone interested.

NAME = Richard Bee
<EMAIL: garfield[ at ]ida.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivDiv91, ATC91-8
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, My Tho, Rung Sat Special Zone, etc/
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = most of 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = Eastern Idaho, Idaho
REFFERED By = Idaho State Veterans Services
Entry Date: - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at Time 06:22:07 (PDT)


Record 2788
I'm looking for some old shipmates, photos of the base, people, etc. Also, wanted to know what happened to the base?

NAME = Walter Johnston
WEB SITE = None
<EMAIL: lucinda.johnston[ at ]att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = IUWG-1 Boat 39
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cam Ranh Bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/67-01-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Penn Yan, NY
REFFERED By = Web search
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Time 11:02:49 (PDT)


Record 2787
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT I SERVED WITH..... DON GROCE, 325-854-5923, BAIRD, TEXAS 79504 WAS WITH "RIVER DIV. 92" & "RAID 71"

NAME = DON BRUCE GROCE
<EMAIL: hatchett[ at ]bitstreet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-92-5, ZEPPO 5, MONITOR 1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DONG TAM, NAHABAY, CANGIOUC & others
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = BAIRD, , TX
REFFERED By = FRIEND LOCATED THIS ON COMP.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Time 09:32:14 (PDT)


Record 2786
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT I SERVED WITH..... DON GROCE, 325-854-5923, BAIRD, TEXAS 79504

NAME = DON BRUCE GROCE
<EMAIL: hatchett[ at ]bitstreet.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = T-92-5, ZEPPO 5, MONITOR 1
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DONG TAM, NAHABAY, CANGIOUC & others
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1968-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = BAIRD, , TX
REFFERED By = FRIEND LOCATED THIS ON COMP.
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Time 09:28:26 (PDT)


Record 2785
Worked those dam hatch teams.

NAME = Mike Alvarez
<EMAIL: mike.alvarez[ at ]lmco.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Camp tenShaw
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 66-67
FROM WHERE NOW = Denver, Co
REFFERED By = Just surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, July 30, 2004 at Time 08:46:48 (PDT)


Record 2784
Really good website -- I didn't know something like this existed. Brings back a lot of memories -- some good, a lot not so good Thanks fro putting this together

NAME = Scott Gilpin

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Habor Security and River Patrol -- LCPL's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSAD Chu Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 4/67 -- 4/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Goshen, Ohio
REFFERED By = Found by accident
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Time 17:19:18 (PDT)


Record 2783
My late cousin, Marion "Bart" Bartholomei, talked about being aboard a PBR, I think as skipper, during his last couple of tours in Vietnam. He didn't talk much, and I was about 20 years younger than Bart, so I don't know all I should. I was in the Navy in the mid 1970s, after the end of the Vietnam conflict. Bart joined toward the end of the Korean war, then just stayed and stayed and stayed. Retired after about 30 years, then signed up for the Military Sealift Command in his late 50s and was there until shortly before his death. I wish I knew more. Bart was a great role model, and one of those old eagle-eyed warriors. He died of lung cancer at 65, and the Navy that had been his home for over 40 years in one form or another took him out to sea one last time. Thanks and God Bless all Bart's brother sailors. As I watch my son go through the Sea Cadets and remind me more of Bart each day, I'm proud to have touched that heritage, and of the history you represent. I'm going to try to learn all the things Bart wouldn't talk about, reading this site. An uncle, Sgt. Isaac Tolman Leadbetter, USMC, served in China in the 1930s and in the South Pacific in the 1940s, and he didn't talk much, either. But my son has been taught to respect these men, who did their part at their country's call, and went on to influence others and leave a legacy of honor and dignity. So a hearty salute to Bart, and a "Semper Fi!" to Uncle Isaac.

NAME = Gary Snyder
<EMAIL: earl-angus[ at ]pacbell.net>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 23:47:10 (PDT)


Record 2782
great bunch of guys, did a great job! fasu cando diddo, never complained, miss them, best of luck and life, ill always see you the same way.

NAME = john r mick
<EMAIL: skym[ at ]localisps.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = fasu danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = oct 71-nov72
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 23:19:08 (PDT)


Record 2781
Arrived Long Phu 12/65. Left for CSC Vung Tau 6/66. Returned to Long Phu and Vung Tau in 1996. Take heart guys, we won! Currently writing memoir. Would love to hear from those who remember. Don't let names throw you. After 40 years we've all changed a bit.

NAME = Vicki (AKA Vic) Gray
WEB SITE = http://www.vickigray.com
<EMAIL: vgray54951[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Junk Force Advisor/CSC Vung Tau
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Coastal Division 36, Long Phu
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/65-11/66
FROM WHERE NOW = Vallejo, CA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 22:14:25 (PDT)


Record 2780
I ARRIVED IN DA NANG JULY 1968. CHECKED IN AT CAMP TIENSHA FOR INDOCTRINATION. EVENTUALLY STATIONED AT SMALL CRAFT REPAIR FACILITY, COASTAL DIVISION 12 - SWIFT BOATS. THE BARGE WAS TH YR-71. WE WORKED REPAIRING WAR DAMAGED SWIFT BOATS. I WAS THERE WHEN PCF 101 WAS ATTACKED AND SENT TO SUBIC FOR REPAIRS. I REPAIRED MANY RECOILESS RIFE HOLES IN MANY SWIFT BOAT HULLS. WE ALSO STRAIGHTENED MORE SCREWS (PROPELLERS) THAN I CAN CARE TO REMEMBER FROM BOATS RUNNING IN SHALLOW WATER. TYPHOONS, INCOMING, EXPLODING FUEL DUMPS, EXPLODING AMMO DUMPS AND DESTROYED BEER WAREHOUSES WERE ALL HAPPENING DURING MY TOUR. THE 68 TET OFFENSIVE SURPRISED ALL OF US. THANKS FOR THE GREAT WEB SITE AND THE MEMORIES.

NAME = ORLANDO PETITO JR.
<EMAIL: orlando.petito[ at ]lausd.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COASTAL DIVISION 12 - YR-71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA DANANG
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = JULY 1968 - JULY 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
REFFERED By = WEBBING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 17:57:09 (PDT)


Record 2779
I ARRIVED IN DA NANG JULY 1968. CHECKED IN AT CAMP TIENSHA FOR INDOCTRINATION. EVENTUALLY STATIONED AT SMALL CRAFT REPAIR FACILITY, COASTAL DIVISION 12 - SWIFT BOATS. THE BARGE WAS TH YR-71. WE WORKED REPAIRING WAR DAMAGED SWIFT BOATS.

NAME = ORLANDO PETITO JR.
<EMAIL: orlando.petito[ at ]lausd.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = COASTAL DIVISION 12 - YR-71
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA DANANG
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = JULY 1968 - JULY 1969
FROM WHERE NOW = LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
REFFERED By = WEBBING
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 17:49:06 (PDT)


Record 2778
Would like to see "Sexy Show", or anyone that was there at that time in our little 5 ship squadron. Can reply at email address or reply to guest book. Remember when I was cut with Samari Sword?

NAME = Milton (Doc) Proffitt
<EMAIL: miltonp[ at ]rivnet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = White Hat Airlines
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Son Nhut
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 71-72
FROM WHERE NOW = Laneview, Virginia
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Time 16:11:32 (PDT)


Record 2777
james headly long time no see. tom burns i can still recall night you were officer watch noc and wanted to do h&i in annex. where is long, watch stander 7o richard first name i think. also major carroll usmc, lt paper?

NAME = karl loos

UNITs SHIPs BOATs = seafloat/solid anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 69-70
FROM WHERE NOW = sylvania, ga
Entry Date: - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Time 11:27:58 (PDT)


Record 2776
Hi, Looking for pictures of YFR-866 and any crewmen that were aboard on Sept 14, 1968. Would like to status crewman "medivaced" by Seawolves to Vinh-Long after B-40 attack. Arrived Vung-Tau 11/67, and as "duty driver" made the Cat-Lo payroll run for HAL-3 every payday with Dennis Wobbe (we took turns riding shotgun). One day Dennis introduced me to a new arrival to VN that he met that day at the airfield. It was my brother who arrived for an Army assignment. Dennis, and I, as well as my brother, all left Vung-Tau for various locations. Dennis was later KIA (July 68) as a Seawolf doorgunner. Seawolf Organization has a site with other USN links at: http://www.seawolf.org

NAME = Barry Waluda
<EMAIL: bwaluda[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Hal-3 Det-3 Seawolves
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung-Tau & Vinh-Long
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67-11/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Hartford, CT
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Time 20:13:16 (PDT)


Record 2775
Super site! Saw a lot of familiar ships and locations. Recall being alogside the Clark County when it was mined and sunk while beached at Cua Viet. The LST 509 hit a mine just a few minutes later and bent up our starboard screw and then backed over our stern anchor cable. All together it was a bad day. Would enjoy hearing from crewmates.

NAME = Mike Kell
<EMAIL: mrkell2000[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 509 Bullock Cty, Mobile Base one at Tan My, LPD 2 USS Vancouver
BASEs or LOCATIONs = I-corp mostly
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 1967 - June 1970
FROM WHERE NOW = Columbus, In
REFFERED By = Just fell in
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Time 13:52:11 (PDT)


Record 2774
SEARCHING MICHAEL LEWIS (MICKEY) MARRIED FRANCIS, HAD A SON ALSO MICHAEL LEWIS... MICKEY SERVED IN NAM, WAS IN NAVY, LOST TOUCH 1968, MY FATHER AND HE WERE BUDDIES I AM TRYING TO REUNITE THEM BOTH AND OF COURSE ME, I AM MICKEYS GOD DAUGHTER..........WHERE ARE YOU, ALL I KNOW IS....CHB-1 WILLIAMSBURG IS WHERE THEY WERE STATIONED........PLEASE HELP..HE MUST BE ABOUT 58 NOW...

NAME = dorothy schneider
<EMAIL: dorothyhschneider[ at ]hotmail.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CHB-1 WILLIAMSBURG
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1940 ?
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Time 08:19:46 (PDT)


Record 2773
I was an advisor that worked with your navy on the canals of the mekong delta. We would train regional forces and popular forces for 3 months and then move to another site. On one occasion the navy moved us from one location to our next post. We worked with the pbrs alot in kien Phoung province in a little village called tram chin. It was a long man-made canal that started at the mekong river and went for miles and miles. Your main ship was anchored on the mekong and your pbrs and other boats would come to our outpost every evening to get our ambush sites. great bunch of people always brought us something from the big ship.

NAME = jesse tamayo
<EMAIL: jessetamayo63[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = mobile advisory team 32 mekong delta
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cao lanh district head quarters
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = austin , tx
REFFERED By = surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, July 23, 2004 at Time 00:06:19 (PDT)


Record 2772
Hi All you Web-less Drugist's. Why can't you leave our web site alone? I speak for myself, when I say that during my Tour, in country, that I have only used the Finest Grown, herbal VITAMIN's available, including the Smokeable type. Why do you assume that we need Your Crap? The guy's you find here, are all SURVIVOR's, and I'm 99 and 44/100 % sure, we all can still, get it UP for our WOMEN. Tylenol or Asprin relieve's most of my pain, so I wouldn't waste my time, on your pain killers. So what do ya say guys, maby you can all chip in $10.oo and go to some Web Rental company, and sell your drugs. Have you guy's tried E Bay? Good Luck to Ya'll

NAME = Mike Valsamy
<EMAIL: Mvalsamy[ at ]d1cse.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila (ARG-4)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau harbor, Phillipines, Tiawan, An Thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1/67 till 6/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Jamaica, New York, NY
REFFERED By = Curiosity of my mind.
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Time 10:11:12 (PDT)


Record 2771
Operations watch officer on Seafloat Oct-Dec 69. I have a picture of Ltjg Dave Nichols bringing in a suspect VC from a Seal Team patrol. It may be one of the last pictures of him alive, as he was KIA the next day or days thereafter in a friendly fire incident. It's an excellent close-up photo of Dave and his prisoner, and I would like to get this picture to his family. Thanks, and welcome home to all, Dave Josephson

NAME = Dave Josephson
<EMAIL: davidjosephs44[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = CTG 115.3
BASEs or LOCATIONs = CSC Vung Tau, TAD Seafloat, Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Apr 69 - Apr 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Huntington Beach, CA
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Time 19:41:40 (PDT)


Record 2770
Request: Does anyone remember this man, please? Braud, Hermas EN3 RivDiv 532 (05/70 16 days) If anyone does, he was very special to me and will always be remembered. He has recently passed away (April 22, 2003) of a heart condition. I am going through the motions of having an "In Memory Of" patch made for him that I will wear on my jacket and eventually want to make the walk to the wall that he was never able to make after he came home. If anyone remembers him or might have pictures with him in them that they would be willing to scan, it would be hugely appreciated. Have a feeling I'll always miss the man .. not sure if I am in mourning or healing or what .. maybe trying to heal wounds that he had both inside and out even though he's gone now. Not sure but would appreciate the knowledge that someone just might remember him. He always felt like he wasn't home yet .. worried that he wouldn't be remembered .. ironically, even after this amount of time, he's on my mind a few hundred times a day. Never to be forgotten and always to be missed. Thanks folks and even though I wasn't there ... to anyone that was .. "Welcome Home". Xtas

NAME = Xtas (In Memory of Bear... Hermas Braud)

Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Time 16:30:01 (PDT)


Record 2769
glad to know that someone remembers that there were more boats over there than PBR s. i was on t-111-4 during my tour there and was wounded April 28 1968 just above Dongtam spent three months at Camron Bay in the hospital and then came back to tango 4 for my last few months in country.I was there during the tet ,Ben tre, Cantao,Vinh Long,My touand ran sach special zone and snoopys noise.would like to hear from anyone that was in the 111th around that time. I was a 3rd class boatwains mate and coxwain would like to hear from some of the old crew presently drive a 18 wheeler and have had a horrible life due to that 15 months there never been able to find any thing that can excite me as those months did

NAME = Jerry Phillips
<EMAIL: hubbanwoody[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = tango 111-4
BASEs or LOCATIONs = dongtam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = sept 67-dec68
FROM WHERE NOW = Pelzer,, sc
REFFERED By = surfing web
Entry Date: - Monday, July 19, 2004 at Time 20:57:52 (PDT)


Record 2768
Looking for anyone who was in Tan My from 67 - 68 on mike boats. "Welcome Home Shipmates"

NAME = Terry Blanco
<EMAIL: Go4it55100[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NAVSUPPACT DaNang, Lighterage Dept /LCM's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Detachment Tan My (LCM-8) #925
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = May 67-68
FROM WHERE NOW = Germantown, TN
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at Time 22:42:50 (PDT)


Record 2767
All the info above is about my brother who was KIA in Vinh Binh,S.Vietnam on 9-3-70.I have been looking for someone or anyone that may have knew him.His name Gary L.Ruff,Rank-Fireman,USN.I have a memorial posted at the wall in his name.I have been seaching for along time and so far noone has been found or contacted me. I'm asking Please if anyone knew him send me an e-mail.God Bless.Noone will be forgotten!Stay safe.All my love, Marie

NAME = Marie White
<EMAIL: misteys3[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = ATSB TRA CU, NAVSUPPACT SAIGON,USNAVFORV
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-70
FROM WHERE NOW = was Benton Harbor, MI
REFFERED By = another nam vet
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at Time 11:16:46 (PDT)


Record 2766
Great site. Brought back a lot of memories.

NAME = Allen Cott
<EMAIL: allencott[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = PCF 32 and 72
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lo, An Thoi
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Jan 69-Jan 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Riverside, CA
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at Time 10:11:45 (PDT)


Record 2765
Arrived in Nam Can as a Ensign in late 1971 after a 9 month language course at Defense Language Institute in Monterey. Spent most of my time as a watchstander in the TOC. Ed Lefebre made a BIG impression on me during my first weeks at Nam Can. I have some pictures of the base during the Vietnimzation period as the US compound grew smaller and our numbers went from a few hundred to about 30 when I was given my ticket home. I retired a Commander in 1993. I'm now a stockbroker with a 17 year old boy and a 14 year old daughter. Any one from that era - shoot me an email. I'd like to find out what happened to us all. Looking at my old pictures, we were all so young.

NAME = Joseph O'Leary
<EMAIL: jloleary[ at ]pacbell.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval Advisory Unit Nam Can
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/71-8/72
FROM WHERE NOW = San Diego , CA
Entry Date: - Friday, July 16, 2004 at Time 22:24:41 (PDT)


Record 2764
I SERVED ON THE USS CANBERRA DURING THE TIME OF 67-69 AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH ME . LOOKING FOR HELP ON MY PTSD CLAIM

NAME = bonnie phillips
<EMAIL: manyowls2000[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss canberra cag2 ca70
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-69
FROM WHERE NOW = escanaba, mi
REFFERED By = vva service rep
Entry Date: - Friday, July 16, 2004 at Time 07:41:22 (PDT)


Record 2763
was only at seafloat from july to september 1970 just before they moved ashore but what a time it was. this site is fantastic. never thought i would see pictures again (mine were stolen coming back fron can tho late one night) still remember coming in by chopper. i asked the gunner what's that "home" he said. thanks for the memories

NAME = ron richardson
<EMAIL: seafloat70[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = river patrol flotilla five - sensor team
BASEs or LOCATIONs = seafloat, bien thuy,cam rhan bay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/14/70 - 7/13/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Lansdale, PA
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Time 19:43:11 (PDT)


Record 2762
Glad to see the site recognizes the Army's Brownwater fleet as well. We don't seem to get too much press. I served with the 5th Trans. Company (Heavy Boat), 4 months in Vung Tau and 8 months in Cat Lai. The company supported troops in the Mekong Delta and transported ammunition to the ammo dump at Cogido. The 5th used LCU's mostly, but had two tugs for the ammo runs to Cogido.

NAME = William H. Edwards
<EMAIL: rivrat69[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 5th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Vung Tau, Cat Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9/69-9/70
FROM WHERE NOW = West Chester, PA
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Time 09:33:01 (PDT)


Record 2761
I enjoyed the site. It did bring back a lot of memories.I have found several e-mail address of old shipmates. Thanks

NAME = Mike Brogan
<EMAIL: encret[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Nueces APB-40
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam, Binh Thuy, Can Tho, Me Tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 8/68-4/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Stuarts Draft, VA
REFFERED By = Surfed on
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Time 04:09:07 (PDT)


Record 2760
anybody out there that served with me please email. seamen Roger Moore,66-67 nha be.. deee-dee

NAME = Roger Moore
<EMAIL: Gator1220364[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 542 pbr94
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nha be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/10/66-5/1067
FROM WHERE NOW = toms river nj, nj
Entry Date: - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at Time 08:56:15 (PDT)


Record 2759
anybody out there that served with me please email. seamen Roger Moore,66-67 nha be.. deee-dee

NAME = Roger Moore
<EMAIL: Gator1220364[ at ]cs.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 542 pbr94
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nha be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/10/66-5/1067
FROM WHERE NOW = toms river nj, nj
Entry Date: - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at Time 08:55:41 (PDT)


Record 2758
I am assisting Kay Provost obtain information about her husband who died last year from cancer/agent orange/blue. His name was Jimmy Colon Provost, DOB 27 Feb 1945..Navy service # 353 78 57. He was a 3rd class and a pastry cook. Had a close friend who called himself "Hollywood". His widow needs help in placing him in country prior to 1967. THX

NAME = Mel (Simon) Fry
<EMAIL: melfry[ at ]arkansas.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = VAH-4 USS Bon Homme Richard & USS Lexington
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAS Whidbey Island, WA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1959 1966
FROM WHERE NOW = Dover, AR
Entry Date: - Monday, July 12, 2004 at Time 16:57:34 (PDT)


Record 2757
Hello, Im looking for help in my PTSD application for VA benefits. Could you help me by describing the events you encountered while in SERE school. Just the school not necessarily Viet Nam. I went to Little Creek VA but can find no record of it. Anything you can do for me would be appreciated. Thanks Jack Guffey

NAME = Jack Guffey
<EMAIL: jrgbg[ at ]aol.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Da Nang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/67-06/68
Entry Date: - Monday, July 12, 2004 at Time 10:27:04 (PDT)


Record 2756
Is there anybody out there that served on that WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL piece of HISTORY MAKING bathtub.

NAME = Michael Walls
<EMAIL: walls[ at ]purchasearea.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MONMOUTH CTY LST 1032
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MOST RIVERS Even Cambodia and Laos
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov 1965-Nov 1966
FROM WHERE NOW = Fulton, Entry Date: - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Time 20:06:03 (PDT)


Record 2755
I have just now found this site by accident.I feel that I found Viet Nam the same way,strictly by accident.How did I get there?How did I get back home? Strictly by accident.

NAME = Michael Walls
<EMAIL: walls[ at ]purchasearea.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS MONMOUTH CTY LST 1032
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MOST RIVERS Even Cambodia and Laos
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Nov 1965-Nov 1966
FROM WHERE NOW = Fulton, Ky
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Time 20:02:34 (PDT)


Record 2754
Would just like to get in contact with men on YFNB 21 during 1966 while in Japan getting barge ready to bring in country. I was on board when they towed it up river to drop anchor after when got it ready to bring back in country. We spent Christmas in Japan that year and we flew back to Vietnam to pick up the barge to take it up river. I was on board and was an SK2. I left two weeks before the barge was hit by a mine. I really have heard from anyone since. God be with you all Jim

NAME = Jimmie Luzader
<EMAIL: luzader43[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFNB 21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1966-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Chillicothe, Mo
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Time 11:58:04 (PDT)


Record 2753
I was the storekeeper 1st Class in md 113

NAME = verlin r. maggard
<EMAIL: vmaggards[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mine Division 113
BASEs or LOCATIONs = nha be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5/70 5/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Dayhoit,, Ky
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Time 13:01:48 (PDT)


Record 2752
Been a long time since I've seen pictures of SOD. I was on A-5 for my first 6 months, was one of the lead RM at the base. Danny Norris and Jerry Aubin were two other crewmen with me. After being on A-5 I was moved up to the ARVN outpost to be the communications link between the ARVNS, Seals and Navy. After that was moved to Can Tho where one of the last duties I performed was receiving and processing the messages about the SOD base being hit and destroyed. For a long time after I was in contact with Paul Pratt who was on the Mike boat in SOD but lost contact some years ago. This site brings back lots of memories. Best to all. Pat

NAME = Pat Del Rosso
<EMAIL: Pat.DelRosso[ at ]shopko.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon 115 - (A-5)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Song Ong Doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/69 - 11/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Green Bay, WI
Entry Date: - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Time 00:30:53 (PDT)


Record 2751
during my 20 years in the Navy, I have to say the most rewarding was as a swiftie from june 1968 through march 1969(wounded, up Cua Diet river and sent home early.

NAME = grant wilson
<EMAIL: usnretiredchief[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = several amphibs., 2 carriers, and swifts (pcf)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = san diego,littlecreek, Alameda, longbeach, nrd seattle
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 06/1968-03/1969...08/71-06/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Kelso, wa
REFFERED By = n/a
Entry Date: - Friday, July 09, 2004 at Time 23:16:26 (PDT)


Record 2750
i was 23 yrs old when i arrived in saigon and transfer to ship uss yrbm 21 which is located in mekong delta river somewhere in chou doc i was so suprised about this ship that this dont move without the help of a tugboat and surprisingly they throw concausion granade every 15 minutes on the side of the ship.very so good experienced

NAME = rodolfo r.feliciano
WEB SITE = yahoo[ at ].com
<EMAIL: rudyfeliciano45>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss yrbm 21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = chou doc border of laos &combodia
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = oct.69 to oct70
FROM WHERE NOW = jacksonville ,florida, usa
REFFERED By = yahoo
Entry Date: - Friday, July 09, 2004 at Time 05:01:08 (PDT)


Record 2749
I served at Solid Anchor from about March of 71 til June 71 as a GMG3 in the gunners shack. When I get time I'll scan some photos and send them to you. This place was a real hole in the ground. We had to drink either the really bad Pabst BR or coke. The water was loaded with salt from the canal/river and who knows what else and was almost undrinkable - even when kool-aid in the mess hall was added. Many of us came down with non-specific urethritis from this brew we were pushing through our kidneys. Most of my time was spent in storing and dispensing ammo when it came in on the LST's. Driving a pettibone forklift into the well deck and unscrambling the mess was always fun. The best thing there were the other guys that I worked with. While many of their names have drifted off into the past, I will never forget them. The VC once in while kept us hopping with a mortar attack or once I watched a couple of them blow away a So. Vietnamese Ranger hooch across the river with a 75mm recoiless. The only time I was actually shot at with a rifle was by some KC scouts that we didn't let into the base without I.D.'s I was never convinced that they really had come over - that event cemented those thoughts in my mind. I know if anyone remembers me that they will be dumbfounded to know that I am now an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Rialto, in Calif. This is why I listed our website - it's the only one with a recent picture of myself. May God bless you all. Roland

NAME = Roland Dooley
WEB SITE = http://www.calvarychapelrialto.com
<EMAIL: r_l_dooley[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Weapons/Ammunition
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ATSB/ITSB Solid Anchor
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/70 - 11/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Hollister, Calif - Lake Arrowhead, Calif, Entry Date: - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at Time 13:40:12 (PDT)


Record 2748
I dont right or spell varry well / it was not one of the things they where looking for. I was in country for 8 tures I was part of the usn specual forces boat handler / my job was sharp shooter. and wepens spec. we asested recon teams. north my job was to keep a clear path to and from the boat on the beach. eney thing that came into my path died. my wepen of choice was the M/14 with a starlight scope. i suffer from a sevar cace of P T S D Combat i take meds. and 1 on 1 tharape and im 100 pc. disable. i could wirght more but is to painful. i know you we stude combat togather i know the paine

NAME = Alex Gordaoff
<EMAIL: agordaoff[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = alpha 1 / alpha4 / alpha13
BASEs or LOCATIONs = macon. north
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7 / 65 4 / 72
FROM WHERE NOW = Anchorage, AK
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at Time 09:31:45 (PDT)


Record 2747
I was stationed at Camp Tien Sha in Danang and worked at Deep Water Piers from July 69 until April 70. I was then transfered to NSA Saigon. I was in Saigon for about 10 days and then was stationed on the YRBM-16. I operated a Mike-3 boat at night dropping concussion grenades. I only remember a couple of guys from the YRBM. BM-3 Mike Fedderman and SN Darrell Osten. I would love to hear from either one of these guys or anyone else that I may have forgotten.

NAME = Dean Loucks
<EMAIL: Loucx[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Danang / YRBM-16
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/69 - 7/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Meriden, CT
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at Time 05:15:12 (PDT)


Record 2746
Served in Naval Ops in Cua Viet. Was call sign "Clipping" when I talked to pusher boats, LCM's, YFU and LST's. Would like to hear from anyone involved in operations of Cua Viet/ Dong Ha River. We were the communications for getting cargo and fuel barges to Dong Ha from Cua Viet. If you remember "clipping" please drop a line.

NAME = Everett "Butch" Hilgert
<EMAIL: e.hilgert[ at ]mchsi.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 9-1968 / 9-1969
FROM WHERE NOW = Emden, Illinois
REFFERED By = Surfed in
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at Time 20:54:30 (PDT)


Record 2745
Just wanted to update my new address.

NAME = John Hale
<EMAIL: http://vn.vet[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM-16
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/67 to 2/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Central, Pa.
Entry Date: - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at Time 20:41:21 (PDT)


Record 2744
Looking for a few guys from the YRBM-16 that I served with from May 1970 to July 1970. Darrell Osten from Nebraska, Tom Fisher, Mike Fedderman.

NAME = Dean Loucks
<EMAIL: Loucx[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSADANANG and YRBM-16
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/69 - 7/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Meriden, CT
Entry Date: - Monday, July 05, 2004 at Time 06:29:40 (PDT)


Record 2743
was on rivers from dmz at dongha to mid of vietnam stationed in Danang carried every thing from beer to black powder and rockets up river to troops. river rat thanks

NAME = william d. wood
<EMAIL: swood229[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcu 1484
BASEs or LOCATIONs = danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/68-09/69
FROM WHERE NOW = po box 188 Evington , va
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at Time 10:52:18 (PDT)


Record 2742
I'm writing on behalf of my brother Bill Wood who was on the boat, LCU l484. I would like some stories and photos if possible and I would like to find any boatmates he may have known well, in particular,"Colby" and "Cologne". If there is anyone who can help me I would appreciate it. He spoke of his friend always wearing an Hawaiian shirt...Thank you, his sis, Bev.

NAME = Beverly Wood
<EMAIL: beverly.l.wood[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU 1484
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Da Nang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 67-69
FROM WHERE NOW = lynchburg, Virginia, VA
REFFERED By = website
Entry Date: - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at Time 05:32:04 (PDT)


Record 2741
i joined the navy nov.61 at phoenix,ariz. went ntc san diago,calif in company 577 graduated feb. 12,1962. went to corpus christi,tx feb. 1962-march 1964. i was in vt-28 worked supply dept.,air frame shop,flight line. in 1964-1966 went aboard uss oriskany cva-34 assigned to v1 division. while in dry dock in 1964 worked fire watch division. then back to v1 division. in oct.1965 went to mess cookin. woulk to hear from any one who was in those stations around those dates. my e-mail: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = glenn poindexter
<EMAIL: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss oriskany cva-34 v1 div. fly 1
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1966
FROM WHERE NOW = woodlands,tx, REFFERED By = searchin
Entry Date: - Friday, July 02, 2004 at Time 10:31:42 (PDT)


Record 2740
Was Gun Boss on Hunterdon County/LST 838 from July 69 (missed the first moonwalk...) to July 70.. Remember BM3 Ronnie Marcum from Waco TX saving life of BM3 Feldman from D.C. area during salvage of capsized PBR. He received Navy/Marine Corp Medal for this. Was privileged to get to know many PBR/Riv Div, Seawolf, SEAL, Minediv, etc. sailors 'though names are sketchy at best. I remember SN Freddie Giordano who almost got whacked during refueling at Vung Tau when mooring line wasn't cast off from fuel pier (VN on pier...) and mooring line almost parted... Will never forget the preparations for Nixon's April '70 incursion into Cambodia... All those Chaplains milling about giving services, counseling, hearing confessions -- they were expecting heavy casualties. Hunterdon County was largest ship/anchored furthest up the river in Cambodia as forward support for PBR's, SEAWOLVES, SEALS, Army Cobra's, etc. No sooner than we anchored, another "T", Jennings County maybe came alongside and resupplied us. Thanks guys, that was superb!! It would have been slightly better if you hadn't told the Task Group Command staff that you had traded movies with us and that we had Zefferelli's "Romeo & Juliet" which was new and really hot for that time... Wouldn't you know it, to show their admiration for all our hard work and exposure to danger/enemy fire (they conveniently had anchored right below the border w/ Cambodia) they sent a chopper to rip it right off the projector in the Chief's locker. That's inspired leadership!! We got over it though and have lots of good memories of several ship's parties around Long Xuyen with Army Signal Corp unit and a basketball game against some Chinese there (I was ref)... After all these years, nothing but good memories but often wonder if drinking that foul water out of the Mekong (Agent Orange cocktail)will ever catch up with us... Just surfing this GREAT site makes me want to dig up my old slides & stuff. I have a lot of old patches from the RivDivs we supported, my old beret, etc. Would enjoy hearing from anyone "back in the day."

NAME = John Totten
<EMAIL: johntsgty2k[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST 838 Hunterdon County
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Various--Long Xuyen, Rach Gia, Cambodian foray
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 7/69-7/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Brunswick, GA
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at Time 12:15:38 (PDT)


Record 2739
Hi! I'm student from Ukraine and I discover Vietnam war. I gonna make the website about Vietnam war on ukrainian language because Ukraine is a post Soviet Union country and people know only about Songmi and that USA was wrong. I gonna translate many stories of vet. to show truth. I have some stories about Cav. vet but noone about Marines. Did Marines took part in that war? Can anyone send me his story about Vietnam war. Thanks a lot. nam[ at ]ua.fm

NAME = Kelt
<EMAIL: nam[ at ]ua.fm>
Entry Date: - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at Time 08:22:30 (PDT)


Record 2738
I joined the navy nov.1961 at phoenix,arizona. went to ntc san diago,calif. in company 577 graduated feb.12 1962. went to corpus christi , tx feb.1962-march 1964. i was in vt-28 worked supply dept.,air frame shop, flight line. in 1964-1966 went aboard uss oriskany cva-34 assigned to v1 division. while in drydock in 1964 worked firewatch division. then back to v1 division. in october 1965 went to mess cookin. would like to hear from anyone who was in those stations around those dates. my e-mail is: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = glenn poindexter
<EMAIL: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = vi & fly 1 on uss oriskany
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1965
FROM WHERE NOW = woodlands,tx, REFFERED By = searchin
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at Time 12:02:58 (PDT)


Record 2737
NOT MUCH TO SAY, BUT LIKE THE OLD SAID ?? GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES.... WHEN WE WHERE YOUNG.. LATER DOOLEY ENGINE MEN. THE HOT HELL HOLE OFF AN LST.....

NAME = DENNIS L DOOLEY
<EMAIL: DLDJR48[ at ]WEBTV.NET>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST PITKIN COUNTY 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = DELTA, ALL UP AND DOWN THE BROWN WATER....
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = OCT-69 TO JULY 2-71
FROM WHERE NOW = SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TX
REFFERED By = SEARCH
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Time 10:12:42 (PDT)


Record 2736
i joined the navy nov.1961 at phoenix, ariz. went to ntc sandiago,calif. in company 577 graduated feb. 12,1962. went to corpus christi,tx. feb1962-march 1964. i was in vt-28 worked supply dept.,air frame shop,flight line. in 1964-1966 went aboard uss oriskanyy cva-34 assigned to v1 division. while in drydock in 1964 worked fire watch division. then back to v1 division. In oct. 1965 went to mess cookin. would like to hear from anyone who was in those stations around those dates. my e-mail is gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com

NAME = glenn d. poindexter
<EMAIL: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = co.577,vt-28 in corpus christi, tx., on uss oriskany in v1 division
BASEs or LOCATIONs = corpus christi, tx & on uss orriskany cva-34
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1964-1966
FROM WHERE NOW = woodlands,tx , tx.
REFFERED By = searching the internet
Entry Date: - Monday, June 28, 2004 at Time 08:28:07 (PDT)


Record 2735
Just to let you know that I am already on the guest book but I changed my email from catcerrillo[ at ]earthlink.net to cerrillo[ at ]earthlink.net, in case someone might want to reach me in my unit or just a comrade. Thank you......

NAME = Catarino (Cat) Cerrillo
<EMAIL: cerrillo[ at ]earthlink.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MACV-Delta Command Advisory Team #60 SADEC (ARMY)
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Mar. '70 - Apr. '71
FROM WHERE NOW = Sylmar, CA
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Friday, June 25, 2004 at Time 20:58:23 (PDT)


Record 2734
Back again and still looking for old shipmates...found one so far from the original group in Da Nang or on ops. Also have a new email address. The book is almost finished and I'm still looking for more help with pictures of the 8-Boats from 65-68 brothers, lost all of mine in a fire. I was in Da Nang until I got sent to survey the Cua Viet with QM 'The Mighty' Quinn, from there sent to run the ferry on the Cau Dai near Hoi An while the bridge was rebuilt...'Dodge City'. From there to Tan My until 'Frosty' Cain and Ken Brown were killed on the road back from Hue, then up to finish up on the Cua Viet during and after Tet of 68. I have hooked up with Bob Kilkelly who was the snipe on the 876 with Quinn and was in contact with his seaman but lost contact. Would love to talk to anyone that remembers (or better them) Horace D. Breedland, 'Granny' Flagg, Lang, Al Zaner, 'Smitty', (black) Chief Parrish or any others from the 8-Boats from these times. A lot of the guys from 67-68 in Cua Viet are a blur so I can't come up with names. By then I figured I was going back to die on that river. Memories: The night we were caught up river at Dong Ha and it was supposed to be over-run by 'Chuck'...the guys on our PBR took a ton of fire from the other side of the river! Didn't even get a scratch...lucky dudes! The big Acy-Ducy game in the hooch at Cua Viet one night? The table piled high with MPC (around 14 Grand). I was holding the winning hand...couldn't match the pot and the hooch was 'locked-down' because of the size of the pot? Passing the 1475 just south of the ramp at Dong Ha when all hell broke loose from the river bank? We didn't take a hit but they blew the hell out of that U-Boat. Please...if anyone has anything or knows anyone please contact me. Home phone is 724.224.3023 Cell is 724.448.1509 Bob Johnston BM3 nickname there was 'John' Boats: 913, 860, 876, 565, 876, others

NAME = Bob Johnston
<EMAIL: rocketman[ at ]pghmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Rats USN LCM-8's...boat driver
BASEs or LOCATIONs = everywhere in I-Corps from the Cau Dai to Cua Viet
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/65 to 6/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Pittsburgh, Pa
REFFERED By = been around for a while looking
Entry Date: - Friday, June 25, 2004 at Time 20:22:18 (PDT)


Record 2733
I havie being trying to get info on how many citations the USS Colleton recieved during this time, but to no avail. If you can help, it would greatlt help. My DD 214 shows an V.N. ribbon with a bronze star. I know this is not right. My service reacords are in W,DC on an appeal for PTSD and get not get hold of them up to this point. Hope you can help. Cordially Ben Pacheco.

NAME = Benjamin (chico) Pacheco
WEB SITE = http://yahoo.com
<EMAIL: blpacheco_1945[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS COLLETON APB 36
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam Mekong River with riverrin force 9 thask force 117
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = June 67-july 68
FROM WHERE NOW = Tucumcari, NM
REFFERED By = Myself
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Time 18:17:17 (PDT)


Record 2732
I am still a mess after all these years. I pray for the young guys in IRAQ

NAME = Bruce Cousins
WEB SITE = http://LD.NET/?COUSINS
<EMAIL: mbcousins[ at ]alltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = River Section 533 Nov.67-Nov 68
BASEs or LOCATIONs = My Tho, Hunterdon County
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67-11/68
FROM WHERE NOW = East Brady, Pa
REFFERED By = surfin
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at Time 22:52:42 (PDT)


Record 2731
I served on the Uss Stone County from Oct 1958 till June 1960We diddo atour up the Mekong Rivere to Laos It was a CIA Operation. I would like to find any Crewmembers that served on The "Rolling Stone During those Yeares. Thanks You for your help in this Matter.Dr. Walter Reeder 4117 county Rd, 506, Ozark, AL 36360 334-795-3569.

NAME = Walter Reeder
WEB SITE = Ozark,AL
<EMAIL: SARCHAP[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST Strone County 1141
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Mekong River
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct 58 to June 60
FROM WHERE NOW = Ozark, , AL
REFFERED By = noone
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Time 18:35:01 (PDT)


Record 2730
I was a 3rd class Hospital Corpsman stationed in Tan My where I got to ride the PACV's aside from normal duties, then Hue on independent duty at Hue ramp and the Hue cornfield ramp

NAME = Thomas S. Naples
<EMAIL: tnaples3[ at ]comcast.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSAD HUE/TAN MY PACV volunteer rider for 6 months in 68
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang,Tan My,Hue
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
New Jersey
Entry Date: - Monday, June 21, 2004 at Time 20:25:20 (PDT)


Record 2729
I was known as tony floyd.I lived in Astoria Queens at that time(1966-1968).I was in-country for 12 months and sailed from Cam Rahn Bay,as far south as Vung Tau and heading north to Hue,Tuoy Hua,Natrang,Da nang and many small rivers in between.Some of the guys I remember are:Henry Battle(Ala.)Robert(Bobby) Hammond(N.J.),Robert Hunter(Detroit?)William P. Smarr(N.C.?)Mike Lucina(N.Y.),Frank LABarge(upstate N.Y.).Iremember a Warrant Officer named Mayo and a Sgt.Robinson and a couple of guys named Westly Whiteside ,and Lovejoy.If any one can remember any of these names I would appreciate it.

NAME = anthony v. (tony) floyd
<EMAIL: afloyd1[ at ]cfl.rr.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = lcu 1537 (bullet)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = headquartered in cam rahn bay.Been to da nang and down to vung tau
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = june 1966 to june 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = 909 summit greens blvd. clermont,, florida
REFFERED By = surfing the internet to find old friends
Entry Date: - Monday, June 21, 2004 at Time 13:21:15 (PDT)


Record 2728
Was in Cua Viet when YFU 62 was blown up, also when fuel barge burned the river and several boats, I was told on the hospital ship that there was 14 men in the fire, and only myself and one other survived.Would like to hear from anyone who was there, or knows someone who was.Also if anyone knows how I can get the names of the soles that perished.

NAME = Billy BobWilmot
<EMAIL: http://bwilmot[ at ]csu.org>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike 6's & 8's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang, Cua Viet, Dong Ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68-69
FROM WHERE NOW = Colorado Springs, Co
REFFERED By = Surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, June 21, 2004 at Time 06:29:34 (PDT)


Record 2727
Contaminated veteran with Multiple Myleoma would like to hear from other members of the USS Hampshire

NAME = Ken Anderson
<EMAIL: kande73[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = US Hampshire LST-819
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Home base Guam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 11/67 - 10/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Saginaw, MN
Entry Date: - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Time 15:43:58 (PDT)


Record 2726
Was in Cua Viet when YFU 62 was blown up, also when the fuel barge burned the river.We lost alot of boats and I was told on the hospital ship that 12 men died,only 2 of us survived.Would like to hear from anyone who was there, or knows someone who was.Have read all the guestbook comments,did not find anything about the fire.

NAME = Billy Wilmot
<EMAIL: bwilmot[ at ]csu.org or sallyveniegh[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Mike 6's & 8's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cua Viet, Dong Ha
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 68 - 69
FROM WHERE NOW = Colorado Springs, CO
REFFERED By = Surfing the Web
Entry Date: - Friday, June 18, 2004 at Time 08:33:30 (PDT)


Record 2725
I was on the 16', 36' and 45' Patrol boats in 1965-66.

NAME = John Wandling
<EMAIL: j2wandling[ at ]yahoo>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Da Nang Harbor Patrol
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Da Nang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 65-66
FROM WHERE NOW = Bothell, WA
Entry Date: - Monday, June 14, 2004 at Time 10:20:59 (PDT)


Record 2724
I arrived incountry August 69 and worked for MAA compartment cleaning for the first month and then to deepwater pier ,stageing area 3,lumber ,poles,beer and soda,mostly raceing dock mules and forklifts and staying cool in our bunker.Transferred to CamRanhBay ,issued new fatigues and was put to work with the Security Division,mostly gate watches and such till I slapped an airforce officer ,was found not guilty at Captains Mast cause I was doing my job.That got me off the gate watches and put on patrol boats,14 ft.Boston whaler with a 40 hp johnson,which we patroled the bay at night,red necks dream,fishing with grenades,great except for getting shot at occaisionaly,If any you guys remember this ole Ga.boy ,holler at me...

NAME = Wayne R McCollum (sam)
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: wcmcollum[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = N S A DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Deep water Pier and N A F CamRanhBay
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Aug 69 -Aug 70
FROM WHERE NOW = Bowersville, Ga.
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Time 20:15:26 (PDT)


Record 2723
I woul d like to hear from anyone that was there at the same time. thank you

NAME = Daniel cook
WEB SITE = yahoo
<EMAIL: dcook24[ at ]cox.net>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = security police [ at ] Camp Carter danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/68 to 5/69
FROM WHERE NOW = phoenix, AZ.
REFFERED By = yahoo
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Time 14:52:01 (PDT)


Record 2722
Joined the Navy in Dec. 1965 at the age of 17 but delayed going to USNTC San Diego until Jan 3. 1966 after I had turned 18 late Dec. About the 2nd or 3rd week of boot camp I received my draft notice though I don't recall if it was from the Army or the USMC. I believe the Marines had just instituted the draft in 1966. At any rate completed boot camp and then went to Electricians Mate 'A' school at San Diego. Upon completing the course my entire class received orders for NAVSUPPAC Danang, Vietnam. After training in small boats, weapons, counter insurgency and SERE training, most of it done at Camp Pendelton, we left for Subic Bay to pick up our boats. From there we were transported by LSD to Danang. Most of my tour was without incident though we did come under mortar attack one night in Hue and had some sporadic contacts with VC while going up and down the rivers to Hue and Dong Ha. In 1967 we were part of a group that helped with evac of Marines whose company had been ambushed in a valley north of Dong Ha. We transported food, beer, toiletries, ammunition of all kinds to the 3rd Marines at Dong Ha and Hue. My primary job aboard the boat was to maintain the two generators and the electrical systems aboard. While going up river, especially to Dong Ha, my job was to lay out on the bow ramp that was lowered and to spot for mines that the VC would float down the river camoflauged with clumps of grass. There usually was another fella with me though now I don't recall his name. We both were considered sharp shooters. I can't complain about the food because the boat had a very small galley and we more often than got hot food and real eggs...hehehe not the powdered stuff. We did occasionally eat C & K rats but this was rare. For whatever reason the US Navy decided we didn't rate M-14's or M-16's and issued us M-1 Garands. A fine rifle to be sure but WWII vintage and we had two 20mm cannons in gun tubs port/starboard. These were also WWII vintage including the friggin ammo which would fail to fire, jam the gun, or blow up. We used percussion grenades while anchored in the river at Dong Ha to discourage VC divers(VC UDT?). I believe we were credited with 5 VC KIA during my tour and the worst duty we had was transporting refrigerated trailers with Marine KIA, some of them buddies from the the 3rd Recon Bat. We did transport VC prisoners as well. There was a few times we were allowed to go to the Marine fire base at Dong Ha where we made many friends, drank a boatload of beer and talked about "The World". Same with Hue. To this day I thank God for allowing me to survive my tour when so many guys around my own age didn't. During that period we had no KIA or WIA aboard my boat but one of the boats in our squadron did hit a mine that killed an Army Captain and wounded a bunch of people. The only person I stayed in touch with after my tour was a fella by the name of James Butler, we all knew him as Jay. After Nam and the Navy we stayed in touch and even worked together in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA. For many years I did my best to forget my experience over there and find myself today a 56 year old man trying to remember names of boat mates and details. If any of you out there have info and can help me fill in the blanks please contact me at my e-mail address. Your first e-mail may bounce due to the security restrictions I have set up. Be assured though it will come up in a section labeled suspect e-mail so I will see it. If that happens please be patient and I will return the e-mail. Just make sure you put something about LCU's or NAVSUPPAC Danang in your subject line. Haven't been to "The Wall" in DC yet but plan on going before to much longer. Welcome home guy's and God speed.

NAME = Dean Bremkamp
WEB SITE = N/A
<EMAIL: dbsolo[ at ]earthlink.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU - 1492,93, and 98
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NAVSUPPAC Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = Oct. 1966 - Nov. 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = West Sacramento, CA
REFFERED By = Internet surfing
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Time 12:58:07 (PDT)


Record 2721
NO STORY,IF YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW THE STORY.

NAME = PAUL TUTOR
<EMAIL: lucy44[ at ]montana.com>
BASEs or LOCATIONs = cold storage,warehousing, DANANGE
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = OCT,1965 TO JAN. 1967
FROM WHERE NOW = FORSYTH, MT
Entry Date: - Friday, June 11, 2004 at Time 11:53:40 (PDT)


Record 2720
I was a Radioman on board the uss Hunterdon County. I have visited Jon Soder's website and find it outstanding. I would like to hear from anyone who was onboard at the time that I was. Pictures that you could share would be great. I still would not trade the experience for anything. I went from a 2.1 GPA in college before to a 3.9 GPA after. There is something about being on the river for a year and a half that will make you wlant to study.

NAME = Steeny Banks
<EMAIL: cbanks1[ at ]alltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Hunterdon County
BASEs or LOCATIONs = On every river in the Delta at one time or the other I think
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = June 68 Dec 69
FROM WHERE NOW = McRae , Ga
REFFERED By = Surfing the net
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Time 18:11:53 (PDT)


Record 2719
I was a Radioman on board the uss Hunterdon County. I have visited Jon Soder's website and find it outstanding. I would like to hear from anyone who was onboard at the time that I was. Pictures that you could share would be great. I still would not trade the experience for anything. I went from a 2.1 GPA in college before to a 3.9 GPA after. There is something about being on the river for a year and a half that will make you wlant to study.

NAME = Steeny Banks
<EMAIL: cbanks1[ at ]alltel.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Hunterdon County
BASEs or LOCATIONs = On every river in the Delta at one time or the other I think
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = June 68 Dec 69
FROM WHERE NOW = McRae , Ga
REFFERED By = Surfing the net
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Time 18:04:03 (PDT)


Record 2718
I served onboard a landing craft (LCM 8). Our primary mission was to tow barges of fuel or ammunition to various points in the canal and river systems of the Mekong Delta. We were on our missions for several weeks at a time and often completely isolated and unprotected from the ambushes we encountered. We were armed with two fifty caliber machine guns that scared most ambushes away. We were always vulnerable to the water mines that the Viet Cong used to ambush us. My greatest fear was of snipers. I am so proud of the fine soldiers with whom I served. They are always in my thoughts and prayers. I salute our brothers in Iraq. May our country embrace them always. They are fighting very bravely, just as we did in Vietnam.

NAME = John Pye
<EMAIL: John.Pye[ at ]nan02.usace.army.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1099th Medium Boat Company
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Cat Lai
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 07/67 - 08/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Troy, NY
REFFERED By = surfing the web
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Time 16:01:36 (PDT)


Record NA
What a thoroughly splendid and beautifully designed piece of veteran webbery you have created here. Well done and good luck with it!

NAME = Graham Burchell (author)
WEB SITE = http://www.wump.net
<EMAIL: teachaburc[ at ]hotmail,com>
Entry Date: - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at Time 07:27:43 (PDT)


Record 2717
Hi Brothers, I'm looking for Vets who served in Cam Rahn Bay in 1971 , More specific May 23, 1971. Big Explosion rocked our world (fuel Depo Explosion). Or anyone there, at that time. Bro From OZZZZZzzz, Rick

NAME = Rick A. Michael
<EMAIL: rmichael2[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU's
BASEs or LOCATIONs = 124th Trans Batllion 97th Trans Heavy Boat Co. LCU's
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1971-1972
FROM WHERE NOW = Hutchinson , Kansas
REFFERED By = Surfed in on PTSD
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at Time 18:43:25 (PDT)


Record 2716
Hi, Does anyone have any pictures of the Mark 18 Grenade Laucher that was mounted on the 50 cal.'s? Tried surfing the web, but have yet to find a picture. thanks, Randy

NAME = Randy Grottke
<EMAIL: rlgrot[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RivRon 91 T-91-11
BASEs or LOCATIONs = My Tho
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Fairfax, VA
REFFERED By = Web surfing
Entry Date: - Monday, June 07, 2004 at Time 23:27:45 (PDT)


Record 2715
I came to Nah Bae in September 1967, Tet started the base was shelled a couple of times. A member of the Boat crew also tried to Strangel me not because I did anything to him ,but because he fliped out and did not know what he was doing. I was hurt and sent to the 17th feild hospital then to the USN Hospital in Japan then to USN Hospital Camp Pendelton. I was not in the Corps I was a BrownWater Sailor on the Makong Delta. I also suffer from PTSD from that and from being in the war.

NAME = Richard Dawson
WEB SITE = None
<EMAIL: rnavy9170890[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Base Security,USN Support Bravo
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Nha Bae
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1967-1968
FROM WHERE NOW = Mesa, Az.
REFFERED By = Surfing the web
Entry Date: - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at Time 15:36:59 (PDT)


Record 2714
was in boot camp in nov.1961 in company 577 would like to here franyone in that company. Stationed in corpus christi after boot camp feb.1962- march 1964 in vt-28,supply department. if any one was stationed in corpus christi during that time sure would like to here from you. went to california in march 1964 to board uss oriskany cva-34 until march 1966. worked on the flight deck . would like to talk to someone whose been on the big"O" .

NAME = glenn d. poindexter
<EMAIL: gdpsr42[ at ]yahoo.com or njep46[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss oriskany cva 34 march 1964-march 1966
BASEs or LOCATIONs = company 577 november 1961,corpus christi 1962-1964,
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = march 1964-march 1966
FROM WHERE NOW = live in texas, Entry Date: - Friday, June 04, 2004 at Time 11:20:50 (PDT)


Record 2713
Thank you for allowing me to visit your web site. We are attempting to build a Veterans Memorial Garden here in Mabank, TX. We will remember casualties from Texas War of Independence to present. Fund raising is very slow. We need $164,000 to build the design we have planed. We still need $120,000. People are anxious to put their vet on the wall but not to help build it. Thanks, The Old Viet Doc

NAME = Robert W. Malone HMCM USN (Ret)
<EMAIL: Joyfuljney[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = RIVFLOT, RIVRON ELEVEN, RIVDIV 112
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Dong Tam
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/67 to 3/68
FROM WHERE NOW = Tool (Cedar Creek), TX
REFFERED By = Found site while looking for Viet casualties from Henderson, Van Zant
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at Time 20:58:32 (PDT)


Record 2712
Any VietNam Vet living close to Kansas, we Hold A annual reunion at the El Dorado State Lake. This year it is the 16,17, and 18th of July. All branches, plent of music, food, and drink. But also a chance to run into a friend.

NAME = Steven Wilson
<EMAIL: swilson3594[ at ]cox.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MinDiv 113 Assigned to Mine Sweeper Remote (Call Sign Fairy Boat 3)
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Delta Regin Floating Barrack
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68 - 12/69
FROM WHERE NOW = Still in Home town of El Dorado Kansaa, KS
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at Time 19:13:57 (PDT)


Record 2711
Attention Bill Bounds record #2687--re: LST explosion in Danang harbor. Bill I think what you are remembering is the YFU-78 going up at bridge ramp in Feb. 69. I remember it so well because the 78 was our sister boat (I was on the 82), and she got the load that day that was first assigned to us. I had been in country about a month, was on watch that day and took a message from Literage H.Q. ordering us to pick up a load of ordinance at Bridge ramp and proceed to Dong Ha. We were preparing to get underway when I got another message from H.Q. cancelling our load..No explaination given, but a few minutes later I overheard the h.q. giving the 78 the same coded message we had gotten and laterthat day she got underway for bridge ramp. That night a huge explosion light up Danang harbor and we knew bridge ramp had been hit. Ordinance continued to cook off and explode all night. We found out the next morning the 78 was blown in half and 7 of her crew were killed,plus 3 or 4 of the ramp crew. It was suspected that vc swimmers had gotten in and planted satchel charges on the 78. A few days later while on a mail run into danang we passed bridge ramp and I got several pictures of what was left of the 78. It was God awful and when I thought about h.q. cancelling our orders and giving them to the 78 I was physically sick.. Those guys that died could have been us. We never did find out why H.Q. did that. From then on I knew I was in a War... God bless you brother and I'm glad you got home safe too. Let's never forget the ones that didn't.. MAX

NAME = Max Merritt
WEB SITE = none
<EMAIL: mkm3[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Literage Din. NSA DaNang
BASEs or LOCATIONs = YFU's 82, 67, 56
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/68---01/70
FROM WHERE NOW = decatur, al
REFFERED By = gary winger crewmate of yfu 56
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at Time 08:33:59 (PDT)


Record 2710
I had to move out of the Special Forces camp A325 at Duc Hue when it was converted to a Ranger camp in 10/70 so I was sent to Tra Cu for a while. Not bad, when you compare it to FSB Gettysburg. The one question I have concerns a time when I was still at Duc Hue, the free fire zone to the north of Tra Cu, just under the Angel's Wing. I don't remember the date, but it was after we had gone into Cambodia. It was during the daytime and we began hearing a very loud noise coming from the southwest (Parrots Beak direction). Turns out it was a Navy amphibious craft (the type that rides on air) cruising through our area. It had to have come from Tra Cu's area. Does anyone know any details about this?

NAME = Bob Stokes
<EMAIL: wamp65[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Army 25th Infantry 372nd RRC
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Duc Hue A325, Tra Cu, FSB Gettysburg, Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 2/70-1/71
FROM WHERE NOW = Marshfield, Ma.
REFFERED By = surfed in
Entry Date: - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at Time 08:15:32 (PDT)


Record 2709
I have just gotten to the point that I want to remember. It is bothering me that I can't remember the names of the guys I fought with. I am trying to remember the last name of a guy that was killed by a B40. I know his first name was Tom, he was sitting on the stern on the engine cover of a MSR and was hit in the stomach. Another crewman named Frye had his heel shot off. I think we were at Hain Bien (spelling). Please email me if you know me or of this incident. Thanks

NAME = Larry Saxon
<EMAIL: larrysaxon[ at ]mindspring.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = MSR Mine Division 113
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Tan Chau, Vinh Te canal
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 5-69 to 5-70
FROM WHERE NOW = Mississippi, ms
REFFERED By = Just surfing
Entry Date: - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at Time 07:52:06 (PDT)


Record 2708
Just thinking about the 21 on this Memorial Day and was wondering about a good friend of mine from long ago. If the Saigon Shuffler is still there leave a note, is it Stills or is it Young?

NAME = rick roble
<EMAIL: rtroble[ at ]cvzoom.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yrbm 21
BASEs or LOCATIONs = chau doc
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/70-10/71
FROM WHERE NOW = mt p, pa
REFFERED By = web
Entry Date: - Monday, May 31, 2004 at Time 15:07:34 (PDT)


Record 2707
SERVED ABOARD HUNTERDON CTY 12/67 TO 12/68. I MANNED THE TWIN FIFTY AFT THAT THE CO HAD ADDED TO OUR ARMAMENT, TINY BM1 MANNED THE ONE FORWARD. I DID A LOT OF FISHING AND CAUGHT FISH AS LONG AS A YARDSTICK. WE HAD TO PUT A M16 ROUND IN THEM TO GET THEM ABOARD. WE PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER AND GAVE THEM TO A VIET FAMILY WHEN WE WOULD GO ASHORE. MY SECOND SUPPLY OFICER WAS FROM MULESHOE, TEXAS. I GOT A BIG KICK OUT OF THAT FOR SOME REASON. I WAS IN SAIGON THE DAY THE SHIP WAS HIT BY RECOILLESS RIFLE FIRE. SOMEBODY WAS WATCHING OVER ME. TWO KILLED AND TWENTY FIVE WOUNDED. RICHARD GLASS WORKED WITH ME, I THINK HE'S FROM NEW YORK. I HAVE GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES OF THAT YEAR. TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY 2004. IT GOT ME TO REMEMBERING. ANYWAY, I PRAY THAT MY SHIPMATES ARRIVED HOME SAFELY AS I DID. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. DENNIS LANNING SKC, USN, RETIRED.

NAME = DENNIS J LANING
<EMAIL: DLDRAGON3840[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HUNTERDON CTY LST 838
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MAMLONG & BASSAC RIVERS
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 12/67 12/68
FROM WHERE NOW = P/O BOX 343 ARCHER FLORIDA, 32618, FL
REFFERED By = FOUND MYSELF LOOKING FOR LST838
Entry Date: - Monday, May 31, 2004 at Time 12:28:13 (PDT)


Record 2706
I was sent to Vietnam as a non-designated Seaman Apprentice in March of 1970. I processed through the Annapolis Hotel in Saigon and was sent to Nha Be a few days later. I started out living on the APL-21 and working on the YR-9, painting spaces. One day they sent me to Admin and I ended up working for the Maintenance Officer LCDR Machowski who was later replaced by LT Moore. I worked with EMCS Alan R. Geddes and MM1 Milton Beard in the ACTOV Program to translate maintenance manuals from English to Vietnamese. We worked with a Ba Phu who made sure our Vietnamese had the proper markings, etc. I remember CWO4 Ulrich G. Piepenhagen who was the Ship's Sup on the waterfront. CDR Moss was the OIC of Nha Be at that time. I remember MM2 Stahnke and Bob Etheridge also an MM1 I believe. I interacted with many of the guys in the Engine, Pump and Fiberglass shops, but don't remember names. I just know that all you guys are heros and I was proud to be a small part of the Brown Water Navy! I went on to make the Navy a career, retiring as a YNC in 1995. Would love to hear from any guys that served at Nha Be.

NAME = Don Miller
<EMAIL: finninam[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Maintenance Dept
BASEs or LOCATIONs = NSA, Detachment Nha Be
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = MAR 70 - MAR 71
FROM WHERE NOW = Newberg, OR
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at Time 22:59:40 (PDT)


Record 2705

Have been looking for folks serving with FASU, Danang for a number of years. Have found a few but I know there are more out there. Also looking for an aerial photo of the Danang airbase circa 1971 for family history.

NAME = Joe Wilhite
<EMAIL: hdfxrp[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = FASU
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Danang
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 3/71-1/72
FROM WHERE NOW = Newburgh, IN
Entry Date: - Monday, May 24, 2004 at Time 13:33:45 (PDT)


Record 2704

Looking for any one that was station at navy camsta around that time frame.

NAME = Gregory G Hiltunen
<EMAIL: gregory.hiltunen[ at ]navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval ComSta
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camran Bay Market Time
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/68 - 06/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Ontario, Ca
Entry Date: - Monday, May 24, 2004 at Time 08:58:38 (PDT)


Record 2703

Looking for any one that was station at navay camsta around that time frame.

NAME = Gregory G Hiltunen
<EMAIL: gregory.hiltunen[ at ]navy.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Naval ComSta
BASEs or LOCATIONs = Camran Bay Market Time
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 10/68 - 06/70
FROM WHERE NOW = Ontario, Ca
Entry Date: - Monday, May 24, 2004 at Time 08:58:00 (PDT)


Record 2702

JUST LOOKING FOR 1082 MEN. GOT SOME INFO ON THE AGENT ORANGE, FOR ALL VET`S THAT WERE IN THE NAM.?? G Q ENGINE ROOM, WATCH STATION,ENGINE ROOM,DUTY ENGINE ROOM, HOT HELL HOLE, EGNINE ROOM.. 16 MONTH`S,,CRAZY ROOM?

NAME = Dennis Dooley
<EMAIL: dldjr48[ at ]webtv.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LST PITKIN COUNTY 1082
BASEs or LOCATIONs = MECON DELTA
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = OCT,69 TO JULY 71
FROM WHERE NOW = sAN ANTONIO , TX
REFFERED By = NONE
Entry Date: - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at Time 13:05:53 (PDT)


Record 2701

SAYING HELLO TO ANYONE FROM USS HALEAKALA (AE 25), AND ALSO APL 21, RAYMOND FOOL FLORA, AND GARY BIZZONI, ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE?

NAME = THOMAS WYSKOWSKI
<EMAIL: THOMASWYSKOWSKI[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS HALEAKALA/APL 21, ANTHOI, SOUTH VIET NAM
BASEs or LOCATIONs = ANTHOI SOUTH VIET NAM, APL 21
DATES of VIETNAM TOUR = 1969-1970
FROM WHERE NOW = CARTERET,NEW JERSEY, NJ
REFFERED By = SELF
Entry Date: - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Time 03:42:40 (PDT)


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