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Record 29
EMAIL =: paparb[ at ]AOL.com
NAME = Robert Bailey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bakersfield, CA
Time: 1998-05-09 10:05:22
Comments: I was on the Illusive MSO 448 1970 - 72, medi-vac out of Hiphong Harbor north viet nam in '72. just looking and hoping to fine some old friends


Record 48
EMAIL =: herbert.dougherty.iii[ at ]bellatlantic.com
NAME = Herb Dougherty
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Jersey
Time: 1998-06-11 21:10:01
Comments: Great photos. Brings back memories. Was on the Askari from 1/70 to 9/71.


Record 66
EMAIL =: herrde[ at ]mindspring.com
NAME = Don Herr
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Long Beach, CA
Time: 1998-07-30 04:08:46
Comments: Served aboard U.S.S. Tutuila ARG-4, An Thoi and Vung Tau, Vietnam 1966 /1967. Anyone remembers the Tutuila?


Record 80
EMAIL =: chas128[ at ]hotmail.com
NAME = charlie mears
Website:
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: amarillo,texas
Time: 1998-08-20 11:09:01
Comments: i was aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA from 1966to 1969.welcome home


Record 84
EMAIL =:
NAME = John D. Parson , DCCS, USN(ret.)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Festus, MO, 63028
Time: 1998-09-04 21:44:57
Comments: I was In Country between 4-71 to 3-72. Served onboard USS Satyr 4-71 till decommissioning. Finished balance of tour at Na Be. As a young SF-3, many hours spent repairing Tango Boats with fellow shipmates along side ship. Great Web Site, keep up the good work.


Record 91
EMAIL =: kmober[ at ]bright.net
NAME = Max Oberkiser
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Paulding Ohio
Time: 1998-09-16 23:53:52
Comments: Served on Krishna from 9/67 to 4/68, a long time ago. Good site.


Record 121
EMAIL =: JIMARA123[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = JAMES WIENER ETC RET
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: TOLEDO OH
Time: 1998-11-17 18:54:58
Comments: NAS DANANG 1970 -71 PBR MOBLE BASE ONE PHU BI JAN 70 -MAY70 USS CHIPOLA AO63 VIETMAN COAST 1972


Record 122
EMAIL =: jporter[ at ]d11.uscg.mil
NAME = John Porter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alameda, CA
Time: 1998-11-17 20:30:52
Comments: Great job on this web page. I served on USS TUTUILA (ARG-4), first in An Thoi and then in Nha Be, 1970. The photo of the Annapolis really brought back memories. Processed through the Annapolis in spring 1970 but never did get a pic of it; bought my Pentax after I got to the "Toot." Will pass this link on to a couple of buddies I'm still in touch with. Anyone have any photo's of either Nha Be or TUTUILA?


Record 124
EMAIL =: jag 7560 [ at ]ccp,com
NAME = DELBERT GOBEN
Website:
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: ST. JOSEPH,MO
Time: 1998-11-26 01:20:26
Comments: HIGUYS, FIRST OFF "WELCOME HOME", I SERVED ABOARD THE USS CHARA E-31,FROM MAR.66 TO JUN.68 WHEN I APPLIED FOR IN COUNTRY. AFTER TRAING AT PENDLETON AND 2WKS LEAVE I WAS SENT TO THE LAN OF THE SANDPANS. WAS IN DANANG AT CAMP TENSHAW FOR ABOUT A WEEK THEN SENT TO CAU-VIET ON THE DONG HA OR CAU-VIET RIVER, WHICH EVER YOU PREFER TO CALL IT. I WAS THE COXSIN ON LCM-38,"STING RAY 2" WAS MY CALL SIGN. I'M GLAD I WENT, BUT WISH I HADN'T OF, YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW WHERE CAU-VIET IS, IT IS OR USED TO BE, ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE DMZ. I SURF THE NET QUITE A BIT ABOUT NAM,AND FIND A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE MARINES OR ARMY IN THE HILLS, A LOT ON THE DELTA, BUT NONE ON THE DMZ,WHY IS THIS? THE LCM I WAS ON WAS ALSO USED FOR MINE SWEEPS, BUT WE NEVER HAD THE SHELDING THAT YOU SEE THAT WAS USED IN THE DELTA, JUST THE BOAT AND ONE 50CAL. PLUS OUR REGULAR SIDE ARMS. THER WERE 2 OTHER MEN BESIDES MYSELF, A GUNNER WE CALLED RED AND AN ENGINEMAN WE CALLED SLIM. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF THEM I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM OR ANY OF YOU " RIVER RATS". got to go for now hope to here from you all "THANKS"


Record 139
EMAIL =: norval.holley[ at ]thegrid.net
NAME = Norval Holley
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-12-28 01:23:30
Comments: Good site. I served aboard the USS Nueces APB 40 for the length of her stay in Nam. Your pages have brought back a lot of memories that I thought where gone. They will be soon, I believe, but keep up the site. It should help others in the healing process.


Record 153
EMAIL =: ELN/usnrmret[ at ]earthlink.net
NAME = Don Cole RMC (Ret)
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Jose, Ca.
Time: 1999-01-31 01:13:46
Comments: Great Page...Served 1964-1967 On the Minesweeper USS Woodpecker (MSC-209). Was headed to Subic from Thailand When Tunner Joy was hit. Sent us to Vietnam for Patrol. Then over next 3 Years did it over and over again. Left and went to B School and came back to Vietnam on the USS Annapolis (AGMR-1) Served One more year then finally got out of there alive.....


Record 202
EMAIL =: sinclair[ at ]nettrek.com.au
NAME = Ric SINCLAIR
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Perth,Western Australia,Australia.
Time: 1999-05-06 12:48:13
Comments: I have just come online with tne Internet and found your website by chance.I have spent a number of hours so far going over your website and have had a lot of enjoyment going over your stories & photos. It brings back a lot of memories for me as I was in Vietnam in 1969 where I served with the Royal Australian Engineers on board AV1356 Clive Steele as a gunner behind an M60.The Clive Steele was a WW2 LSM,commonly known as the "Jolly Green Giant". Most of our time was spent down the Mekong delivering 105 shells to your fire support bases like Cantho,Catlo.I have quite a number of slides of your boats taken around that region and some years ago purchased a book "The Brown Water Navy" by Col.Victor Croizat which I have read a number of times.Feel free to contact me ,keep up the good work mate.


Record 203
EMAIL =: MV1949[ at ]AOL.COM
NAME = MATTY VENEZIANO
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: BELLINGHAM , MA.
Time: 1999-05-07 04:25:31
Comments: GREAT SITE KENT YOU MUST HAVE AS MANY HOURS SETTING THIS UP AS YOU DID IN COUNTRY.IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR SOME OF THE OLD NAMES AGAIN, THE 16- 20- 21 WE MOOCHED MORE THAN ONE GOOD MEAL OFF YOU GUYS,GREAT LOBSTER TAILS. I THINK THE 16 IS STILL IN THE NAM, THE ASKARI ARL 30 IS GONE TO INDONESIA, THE TUTULIA ARG 4 WENT TO CHINA, WASHOE CTY 1165 IS IN PERU, AKL MARK IN CHINA, HUNTERDON CTY 838 IN MALAYSIA AND THE HARNETT CTY IS IN SUBIC BAY. I WAS ON THE YTB 785 NAS NHA BE 70-71 I THINK WE TOWED YOU GUYS TO VUNG TAU END OF 70 HAVE PICS SETTING UP THE TOW LINES AND 50 GUYS HANGING OFF THE RAILINGS GOOD MEMORIES. I TRIED TO GET THE PICS OUT OF THE ALBUM BUT THERE STUCK PRETTY GOOD I GUESS 30 YEARS HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON MORE THAN A FEW MINDS. I'LL WORK ON THEM, ALSO ANY INFO ON OTHER SITES TO FIND LOST SHIPMATES. ANYBODY STILL KICKING OUT THERE BMC FALARDEAU R.L., SNIPE, BM1 CALLAHAN, BM2 SANDERS, EM2 BROWN, WADSWORTH, MAUTINO, WEBBER, BAKER, SMITTY, SWARTZ. THANKS AGAIN YOU DID A GREAT JOB WILL CHECK BACK AGAIN.


Record 219
EMAIL =: krenolds[ at ]earthlink.net
NAME = KEN RENOLDS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Westlake Village, Calif
Time: 1999-06-04 23:19:52
Comments: served in the delta 1966-1969 USS MARK . PBRs, Combat Sniper


Record 218
EMAIL =: user104445[ at ]aol.com
NAME = Gary Winkler
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arnold, Mo
Time: 1999-06-04 05:22:44
Comments: I served aboard the USS Cohoes(ANL-78) out of DaNang from Nov.'69 to Dec.'70 as an EN3. We did salvage work in I Corp. Would like to here from anyone who remembers the ship. Would like to hear from shipmates.


Record 248
EMAIL =:
NAME = MIKE BROWN
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: OAK GROVE, MISSOURI
Time: 1999-08-21 02:06:24
Comments: JUST KEEPING UP. WENT TO THE NAM AT 19 ABOARD USS PLATTE AO-24. HAD A SWELL TIME FROM 1-65 TO 8-66. PUMPED A LOT OF GAS ON YANKEE STATION. RATE WAS ETR-2. WISH THE BEST TO ALL WHO SERVED.


Record 244
EMAIL =: BSWW16810
NAME = Bill Eller
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ERIE PA
Time: 1999-08-14 12:23:58
Comments: I was in country 1970/1971 USS HUNTERDON COUNTY AGP 838 Mekong River.We serviced a lot boats like the ones on this web page, Plus we carried 2 Seawolf Helicopters with us.Hel 3 Det6. Hoping to hear from someone that was on my boat.


Record 254
EMAIL =: algae1147[ at ]yahoo.com
NAME = Alfred E Kennon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Farmington Missouri
Time: 1999-08-25 21:44:47
Comments: Was on board the USS JOHN R CRAIG DD 885 in1969 then went to camp tin shal da dang then went to cat lo as advisor to vietnam navy then don tham then to USS ASKARI ARL 30 last duty station in cam mau


Record 264
EMAIL =: rickypt[ at ]efortress.com
NAME = Richard P Turner
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: middletown Rhode Island
Time: 1999-09-13 03:44:59
Comments: Kent great web page i graduated from niotc class mrf 56 i served in country on tango 152 13 from May 1968 to July 1969 operated off Uss Benewa and Mercer Apl 26 And Apl 30 in mekong delta cantho Vung to Mytho Dongtam twin rivers cross road snoopys nose the where we got feet wet training for battle i am 57 years old retired from the navy in march of 1984 at newport ri work for the naval station now been there 16 years presently working for a navy bmc my rate we know our shit i operate his boats for oil boom ops for the coast guard ships do painting keep his pier looking good he call me his main man i have a purple heart from the u minh forest we got our ass kicked a lot of action down in delta i am not married messed up from ptsd under treatment by va uin providence ri rate at 30% that chief i work for saw his dad a va hospital in jersy when he was 6 years old his dad later died for amnesia from vietnam talk again richard p turner bm1 (sw) usn retired


Record 291
EMAIL =: WGHJR[ at ]AOL.COM">Bill Humphreys Lt. USCG Ret.
Website:
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Newport News, Va.
Time: 1999-11-14 17:42:14
Comments: Served in Viet Nam Squadron One Division 13 April 67 to April 68


Record 307
EMAIL =: ww9078[ at ]dragonbbs.com">Martin L. Grooms
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: West Union, Ohio
Time: 1999-12-21 01:18:27
Comments: I served on ytb-785 with Matty Veneziano in 1970.


Record 330
EMAIL =: jadams[ at ]kha.com">Jim Adams
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Huntington Beach, Calif
Time: 2000-01-25 00:57:00
Comments: Great stuff. I served on the USS Jennings County from 67 - 68 on the Co Chien . I was a member of the " You crack it , We patch it " repair division.


Record 360
A great site,many memories,good and bad.Keep it rolling.

Shaun Myers
Unit/Ship= USS Krishna (ARL 38), - YRS= 70-71 - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 22:02:46 (PST)



Record 364
A great site,many memories,good and bad.Keep it rolling.

Shaun Myers
Unit/Ship= USS Krishna (ARL 38), - YRS= 70-71 - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 22:02:46 (PST)


Record 371
I really enjoyed all those photos of Brown Water ships and boats. I was also stationed on the USS Caliente (AO-53) which operated off the coast of Viet Nam refueling carriers and destroyers. The Caliente also escorted several minesweepers back to Hawaii after they swept Hanoi Harbor. Thanks for doing such a great job on your web site. Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy <smurphofpa[ at ]aol.com>
Unit/Ship= USS Mark (AKL-12), - YRS= 70-71 - base/location= Cat Lo, RVN
- Friday, March 24, 2000 at 17:18:25 (PST)


Record 377
Enjoyed the site. I have photos that are scanned and on CD that I would like to submit. What's my first step? I will e-mail khawley[ at ]elite.net also. I am attending the satyr reunion this JUNE.

sam crawford <samispoor[ at ]aol.com>
Unit/Ship= uss satyr arl23, - YRS= 69-70 - Thursday, April 06, 2000 at 11:09:56 (PDT)


Record 382

Spent short time on YFR 890, from October, 67 hauling supplies and ammunition up and down from Saigon to Dong Tam, Sadec, all the way down to Binh Thuy and back. Left the boat in late January to go to NSA, Cholon Compound, just in time for Tet offensive of 68. Did two tours and returned unscathed in May of 69. Thanks to all who served honorably, thanks to the PBR guys for pulling our butts out of trouble more than once. Will never forget sitting in the Mekong river for 12 hours, having run aground, for the tide to come in, so we could continue. Like sitting on a lit powder keg. Great website. Keep up the good work. God Bless all.


Don West <doniwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFR-890, - YRS= 67-69 - BASE/location= up & down Delta
La
REFFERED By= just browsing
- Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 10:47:11 (PDT)


Record 386
Great pics and website. Served from Oct.67 to Jan.68 aboard YFR 890. Up and down delta from Saigon to Vinh Long (Binh Thuy)delivering food and ammunition. Sa Dec, Dong Tam, Nha Be, My Tho, and all the beauty spots along the way. Fortunately, I transferred to NSA, Saigon just before the Tet Offensive in 68 and spent the remainder of two tours there. Thanks for bringing back lots of great memories, and some not so great. Keep up the good work. Wish I could make the reunion in Vegas, but am unable this year. Maybe I can make one in the future. If you hear from any guys who worked in the supply office at NSA Saigon during my tour, please forward to me. Would like to contact some of them. Have been in touch with Tom LeFavour, who has a link from your page. Thanks again. Don West, SK2, USN NSA, Saigon 1967-69

Don West <doniwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNIT/SHIP= YFR-890, - YRS= 67-69 - BASE/location= Various
La.
- Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 08:29:33 (PDT)


Record 397
I served on USS MARK (AKL-12) from October 1970 until she was decommissioned on July 1, 1971, in Taiwan. I have just recently started searching for my shipmates through the Mobile Riverine Force Association web site (WWW.MRFA.ORG).

Stan LAMBERT (YN2) <stanlambert[ at ]prodigy.net>
UNIT/SHIP= USS MARK (AKL-12), - YRS= 70-71 - BASE/location= Cat Lo, RVN
FROM= St. Clair Shores, MI
- Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 07:44:02 (PDT)


Record 421
Was on the Vernon Cty when she first arrived in Yokosuaka Japan in early 60 and spent two years there on board. Spent time running the river in Viet Nam with IUWG 1 in Quin Nhon and Cam Ron Bay. Retired now and still working for the gvt. Spent time on the following ships also so if you remember me give me a buzz. USS Washburn AKA 108 USS Bexar APA 114 USS England DLG 22 USS Barbara CTY LST 1165 North Island, San Diego Amphib Base Bath Maine, just to name a few. Good Web site Smooth seas and following winds to all

Harry Piaczynski <sm1flags[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Vernon CTY LST 1161, - YRS= 2 FROM= corpus christi, TX
- Monday, July 03, 2000 at 12:47:02 (PDT)



Record 426
any old junkies still around???

r salopek <salopek[ at ]exis.net>
UNIT/SHIP= coastal groups 32/32, - YRS= 67/68/69 - BASE/location= rach dua/vam lang
- Monday, July 10, 2000 at 20:24:11 (PDT)



Record 427
Served on board USS Whitfield County (LST 1169)(MRF) 1968 and USS Satyr (ARL 23) 1969-70. Looking for R.B.Stearns RD1, Wesley E. Judson SM1, Mike Swank SM2, Hector Pace RD3... They still owe me money! ;-)

Kenneth Strickland <frans[ at ]mail.tds.net>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Satyr, - YRS= 69-70 GA
- Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 18:13:04 (PDT)



Record 432
Wonderful site, the image of the mike boat crew allowed me to prove we once wore cutoff dungarees, go-aheads (of flip-flops), and ball caps. My photographs were supported by that one. Arrived August 1966, went aboard YFU-54 then to YFU-1498. We ferried cargo to Chu Lai, Hue, and Dong Ha. Later went to Port Services, and ran a chart office in the White Elephant in Danang. Dan Odenweller Stockton, CA

Dan Bowman Odenweller <DanOdenweller[ at ]compuserve.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YFU's 54 - 1498, - YRS= 66/67 - BASE/location= Danang
FROM= Downey, CA
- Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 19:58:27 (PDT)



Record 472
Great Site, Spent my time on the Satyr in the DC Generator HOLE, and was fuel King. If any of ya'll remember me drop me a E-mail. see ya! J.D. Toney

Jerry Toney, USN Ret. EN1 <jdtoney[ at ]juno.com>
UNIT/SHIP= ARL-23, USS Satyr, - YRS= 1 - BASE/location= In Country Rivers
FROM= last 16 years Jacksonville, Fl
REFFERED By= just surfed in
- Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 13:40:51 (PDT)


Record 474
Nice Site, Enjoyed the picture of the APL-26 with tugs alongside. 784 and 785 were my best engines imaginable. Really used them when we drug anchor up and down the rivers at each tide change. We were a tight knit group of one APL and two YTB's that faced the Mekong Delta together. Thanks for the renewal of memories. C. W. Lynch, LCDR USN(Ret), OINC APL 26 from June 67 through January 68.

Charles Lynch <cwlynch[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= APL-26, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= MRF
FROM= Virginia Beach, VA
- Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 21:30:30 (PDT)


Record 486
Enjoyed your site.Spent a lot of time around Vung Tau and south of there. Keep up the good work-never forget...

John L. Warren <airsnoopy[ at ]home.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Oxford AGTR-1, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Vung Tau
FROM= Knoxville, TN
- Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 07:55:39 (PDT)


Record 501
I was on the YRBM 20 for about 3 months as an electrians mate.I road dowm the river with it when we took it to Nha Be. After that i was transfered to the Mondero and spent the rest of my tour up and down the river.

Frank Koleszar <frank.koleszar[ at ]gd-es.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YRBM 20 / Mondero, - YRS= 1yr FROM= 1/7/71 to 10/27/72, Ca
- Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 08:09:55 (PST)


Record 528

IN THE MIDDLE OR THE LATTER PART OF 1968 I ARRIVED ABOARD THE USS MERCER TO REPORT FOR DUTY. LIKE MOST GUYS DURING THAT TIME I WAS SCARED TO DEATH OF THIS COUNTRY AND WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO ME. BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG...I MADE FRIENDS AND LIFE WENT ON. TODAY, OVER 30 YEARS LATER I'M STILL ALIVE AND I THINK GOD DAILY FOR LETTING ME BE ONE OF THE ONES THAT WAS ABLE TO COME BACK SAFELY. A WEEK AGO THE COMPANY THAT I WORK FOR 'GREATER TEXAS ICE" WENT ON THE INTERNET. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I AM NOW ABLE TO TRY AND FIND SOME OF MY OLD BUDDIES THAT WERE ON THE MERCER WITH ME. THE PROBLEM IS, OVER THE YEARS I HAVE SUPPRESSED MY MEMORY AND I DO NOT REMEMBER ANY NAMES BUT ONE: BILL ELLIOTT. BILL IF YOU ARE OUT THERE AND CAN CONTACT ME PLEASE DO. ANYONE ELSE THAT RECOGNIZES BILL OR MY NAME, OR WAS ON THE MERCER DURING 68&69 PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. UNTIL A FEW DAYS AGO THE LAST CONTACT THAT I HAD WITH THE MERCER WAS WHEN SHE WAS DECOMMISSIONED IN CALIFORNIA. NOW THANKS TO ALBERT MOORE I KNOW NOW THAT SHE IS "ALIVE AND WELL" IN JAPAN. THAT'S GREAT!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU GUYS FROM THE PENCIL PUSHERS TO THE "MUD STOMPER" AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO PAID WITH THEIR LIVES....BOB T.


ROBERT D. TARBUTTON JR. <btarbutton[ at ]greatertexasice.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS MERCER APB39, - YRS= 68&69 - BASE/location= DONG TAM
FROM= HOUSTON, , TX
REFFERED By= SURFED IN
- Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 05:07:55 (PST) <


Record 540
served aboard in delta.mrfn/mr3.

Norm Dirsa <canalspot[ at ]aol.com>
UNIT/SHIP= uss askari arl-30, - YRS= 67-68 - BASE/location= mekong delta
ma
- Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 20:27:31 (PST)


Record 543
Hey there! Did my Navy time in Okinawa '63-'67. Worked for AB&T on Tugs Michael and Cayuse in Danang and Vung Tau off/on 1968-1972. Had many USN buddies in both locations. Looing at the river maps is a trip back in time (although I think of that life quite often). I just wanted to say hello to all of you guys and just remember that you were a part of history and that those days are never to be repeated in your lifetime. For better or worse, one hell of a time! Good luck to all.

Roger Manley <bsmff[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNIT/SHIP= Ab&T Tug Michael-Cayuse, - YRS= '68-'72 - BASE/location= Vung Tau-Danang
FROM= Los Angeles, Ca
REFFERED By= Surfed on while researching AB&T
- Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 19:05:05 (PST)


Record 549
The Bexar served as a combat support ship for various units including the Army/Navy Mobile Riverine forces in the Delta for a few months during 1968, just after the big Tet offensive. I'm always looking for old shipmates.

Geoffrey Braden <bradrick[ at ]serv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Bexar APA 237, - YRS= 67-69 FROM= Seattle, Washington
- Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 12:50:49 (PST)


Record 572
Served on board LCU1499 ( I really did--I was the cook) from Aug 68 to 69. Now that I think back it was good duty in comparison to the guys in the bush. We would pick up supplies in Danang and bring them up or down the coast, then up river to deliver our load and back again. We had fresh food, a place to sleep and a shower and head. What more could a person ask for. While I was there I took many photos and movies too. Many thanks to Kent for a great site. If any one wants some photos of the boats and rivers, I'll be glad to scan some to you

Joe Criscione <jconfuse[ at ]warwick.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1499, - YRS= Aug68-69 - BASE/location= NSA Danang
FROM= Port Jervis, N.Y.
- Monday, January 29, 2001 at 19:58:01 (PST)


Record 577
Hi, Great site. I served aboard the USS Chemung AO-30 '66 - '68. One WESTPAC Tour. July '68 to July '69 NAVSUPACT Danang. After Nam USS Passumpsic untill Jan. '70. On the Passumpsic I became friends with a river boat sailor who also just returned from Nam. He was on the delta. His Name is Allen Pritts from western Penna. Wouldn't mind talking to him again. Well thanks.

Al Evans <chemung_ao30[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNIT/SHIP= YFR888 NAVSUPACT Danang, - YRS= 1968 - 1969 - BASE/location= Danang
FROM= Carbondale, Pa
REFFERED By= Search
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 06:15:30 (PST)


Record 579


Big Al
UNIT/SHIP= YFR888, - YRS= 68-69 - BASE/location= Da Nang
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:28:10 (PST)


Record 580

If anyone from the Chevailer durning 1965 when we were in Vet Nam and Japan I would like to hear from you.Its been to long ago but there was A guy from Tx. we nick name him hirk. Ifound this by going to V.A. contact. Great site keep up the good work.


lonnie pack <lpack1[ at ]columbus.rr.com>
UNIT/SHIP= USS Chevailer DD 805, - YRS= 1.5 FROM= COLUMBUS, OH
- Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 12:59:16 (PST)


Record 582
STILL LOOKING FOR OLD ''BOAT MATES'' I WAS ON BOARD LCU1494 FOR 3 MONTHS UP IN 1 CORPS BEFORE GETTING TRANSFERRED DOWN TO NHA BE ON BOARD YFU4 THEN ONTO LCM814. LOOKING FOR PONCHO SATCH OR DAVE LCM814 [ OPERATION GIANT SLINGSHOT ]OPERATING INTO TRA CU, BEN LUC, OR MIKE CHRONOVIAT YFU 4[ THINK HE WAS CALIFORNIA ] OPERATING INTO SONG UN DOC, HA TIEN AN THOI. THANKS ...WELCOME HOME BROTHERS...BILL

BILL HERMANN <BCVNRR6970[ at ]AOL.COM>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU1494-YFU4-LCM814, - YRS= 69-70 - BASE/location= NSA DANANG , NHA BE
FROM= PORT ORANGE , FL
REFFERED By= JUST SURFED IN
- Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 06:58:31 (PST)


Record 588
Hello , Boats(Minor), Hopkins, thompson,loraro,Souza, Frank Trahan and the rest of the LCU- YFU gang in around An-Thoi Island .Like to hear from you guys. My wife and I located Will ( Jay ) Souza when we were in Hawaii Last year . He no longer rides a long surfboard, now it's just a buggie board ha ha !!he looks and is doing well! with the most respect and knd reguards__ Vic Miesner _

Victor L Miesner jr. <vic-n-grace[ at ]webtv.net>
UNIT/SHIP= LCU-1498, - YRS= 1970 - BASE/location= NSA Det. An-Thoi
FROM= Melbourne,, Ar.
- Friday, February 16, 2001 at 10:46:05 (PST)


Guest Record 626
Too many stories to tell here...but i do have a lot of photos to share

NAME = Ed Smith <EMAIL = ets1945[ at ]flash.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. Jennings Cty LST 846 and PBRs
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong and Bassac Rivers
YEARs in VIETNAM = '68 - '70
FROM WHERE = Palestine, TX
REFFERED By = curiosity
- Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 08:33:18 (PDT)


Guest Record 629
I served on one of the cutters (Pontchartrain)assigned to Gunfire Support for the ATSB at Song Ong Doc. Our cutter was not the one involved in that horrible friendly fire incident on 18 May of '70, but I still get sick thinking about it. We had been there from 17 April to 10 May. We ran a Medcap at the end of April, and I understand that the Petty Officer who was killed was the skipper of the boat that took us up river for that evolution. Pontchartrain returned to Song Ong Doc on the 26th of May. God Bless you guys......

NAME = Dave Desiderio <EMAIL = DADESID[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USCGC Pontchartrain (WHEC 70)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970
- Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 15:30:51 (PDT)


Guest Record 630
Was in Vietnam from 1966-1967...Served on the LCU 1559. I have pictures and alot of good and bad memories of 1 year in hell.....

NAME = Dennis Mazza <EMAIL = wvmountaineer46[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LCU1559
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cam Rahn, PhanThiet, Da Nang, etc
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66'-67'
FROM WHERE = Clarksburg, wv
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 08:10:05 (PDT)


Guest Record 632
I STARTED OUT ON YFU-62 TILL SHE WAS MINED A WHILE AFTER TET-68. I THEN MOVED OVER TO THE 6-BOATS AT CAU-VIET. WHEN I GOT SHORT I WENT TO DANANG WAS THERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THEN I MADE ONE LAST TRIP UP TO TAM-MI, ON THE PURFUME RIVER BELOW HUE. I TOOK THEM A REPACEMENT BOAT. THAT I LOST STARBOARD ENGINE SURFING INTO THE RIVER MOUTH.THE NEXT DAY I BROUGHT OUT THE JUNKER. I CAUGHT A TOW BACK TO DANANG. WHERE I WAS ON THE LIST TO ROTATE BACK TO THE WORLD

NAME = WRIGHT, JOHN C. <EMAIL = jayc[ at ]socket.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = spec. unit II,3rd marines
BASEs or LOCATIONS= cau-viet, danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 67-68
FROM WHERE = MACON , MO.
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 20:51:42 (PDT)


Guest Record 634
Was on the Iredell County LST 839 in 69 and 70. Delivered supplies to the Flotilias and bases on the Mekong Delta. We were on a sand bar for 10 days after making a river run.

NAME = Robert E Dunbar <EMAIL = Robert _Dunbar[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Iredell County 839
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Bolivar, NY
- Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 17:39:22 (PDT)


Guest Record 635
Served on the Iredell County supplying Flotilias and bases on the Mekong Delta. The Ship was on a sand bar for 10 after making a river run.

NAME = Robert E Dunbar <EMAIL = Robert _Dunbar[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Iredell County 839
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Bolivar, NY
- Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 17:35:32 (PDT)


Guest Record 641
Thanks, Bubba. I can finally look at where all the stuff happened without going blitzo, if you know what I mean. I visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC last Summer for the first time. It helped to get rid of some hostilities I have carried for many years. I am currently involved in a web-page site for POWs/MIAs and it is very time consuming gathering information but well worth the effort. We cannot allow ourselves to forget those who have not yet come home. Thanks again for the refresher course.

NAME = Bill M. Clark
WEB SITE = http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/msngamingzone/crazywilliam/bringthemhome.htm
<EMAIL = bclark6007[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 56 Lighterage Division Danang ( 1st. Tour)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= LSB Dong Tam '73 (2nd Tour)
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
FROM WHERE = Dallas , TX
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 17:40:47 (PDT)


Guest Record 633
Was a young Second class EN assigned to the YFR-889, wanted ASPB's but didn't get them. Remember too many things most good and some not so good. Mostly I am glad that there is a web site for us. Looking for BM3 Jim Collins from Sacramento Ca. We ran togeather and did went on R&R to Hawaii to meet our wives. Jim if you are out there Get in touch.

NAME = David R. Colbert <EMAIL = cpousn979[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFR-889
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSA Nha be and all over the delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 70-71
FROM WHERE = Johnstown, Pa.
REFFERED By = Gunboat Riders PG'S
- Friday, April 13, 2001 at 19:15:31 (PDT)


Guest Record 645
Was in nam 3 tours 1965 and 1966 aboard the USS Weiss APD we worked the Mekong Delta with Navy Seals an Recon Marines My last tour was in country at LSB Dongtam Like to here from anyone who was there when i was. Retired from the Navy in 1978 with 26 years.

NAME = jimmy mcclure <EMAIL = jimmy_mcclure[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = repair
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dongtam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970 1971
FROM WHERE = Fort Smith, ark
REFFERED By = found it brousing the web
- Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 23:01:18 (PDT)


Guest Record 656
Great web page! Served two tours from 1969 to 1970 Not the best of duty. Sure would like to get information on the USS Energy that I served on. Also any that served that time on Minesweepers.

NAME = Ron Coit <EMAIL = coitr[ at ]mlode.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Energy MSO436
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vietnam
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 year
FROM WHERE = Sonora, CA
- Friday, May 04, 2001 at 22:12:29 (PDT)


Guest Record 663
Looking for Fritz Von Stife's email address. can anyone help? He was also a radioamn on board the USS Indra. I was the resident Teletype Repairman and repaired the machines not only on our ship but one or two ships in Vung Tau.

NAME = Jerry Lentsch RM2 <EMAIL = jlentsch[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Indra ARL-37
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69
FROM WHERE = St. Paul, MN
- Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 20:38:56 (PDT)


Guest Record 681
Assigned to USS Tutuila ARG 4 nicknamed pier 4 upon completion of FT school, Bainbridge MD. Spent from 5/58 to 4/59 on board
Transfered to USS Terrebonne Parish LST 1156 from the Tutuila and spent the remainder of my service obligation
there. Discharged in 4/61. Would be great hearing from anyone who served with me during those times. Especially looking for a Louis
Stallings from Mass. I think I located a Lt. from the Terrebonne Parish, a Lindsay Shuford now living in Oregon. George Fox.


NAME = George Fox <EMAIL = g.gfox[ at ]verizon.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Terrebone Parish LST 1156 & USS Tutuila ARG4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Norfolk Naval Base and Amphib base Little Creek
NY
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 21:37:40 (PDT)


Guest Record 696
time sure passes fast,doesn't seem like its been over 30 years.have alot of pictures of danang area and and different boats also of the perfume and cua viet rivers and hue and dong ha.would like to hear from other guys from Icorp.

NAME = john roberts <EMAIL = seabat_73703[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = yfu24
BASEs or LOCATIONS= danang.hue,dong ha
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3-68 to3-69
FROM WHERE = enid, ok
- Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:32:15 (PDT)


Guest Record 698
I was stationed at Vung Tau on the USS Tanner AGS 15. We were at the mouth of the Mekong River. We surveyed the river. I was on watch when the Esso tanker went up.

NAME = Jim Brockman RM3 <EMAIL = Brockman[ at ]peoplepc.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tanner AGS 15, USS Conserver ARS 39
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau, An Thoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1969
FROM WHERE = McDonald , PA
- Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 13:56:50 (PDT)


Guest Record 699
I was on the YRBM 20 from Feb '71 until the 20 was towed to Long Pier in April '71. Most of the crew was released with undated orders and were suppose to be on their honor to report to Annapolis in three days. C.W.Bell and I got our orders stamped in Nha Be (by the same yeoman from the YRBM 20 that left the date off) and didn't reported in until we got orders for our next duty station, ten days later. We lived at the Vic' and in that short time learned how to make money selling non-rationed items like candy, soap and tissue paper from the well stocked Cholon PX. From that point on I never spent my paychecks but managed to stay at the Vic' so often the people at the front desk kept room 701 reserved for me the entire year I was in-country. By the way; the terrace of the Vic' that's on this web sight says it's on the 13th floor. For your information, I have a booklet I saved from the hotel that says the terrace was on the 9th floor.
From there I went to the YW 126 and Bell went to the YF 866. On the YW, we spent most of the time tied up at Cat Lo skiing, drinking beer, shooting the .45 at empty beer cans in the water and watching movies. We had three mama-sans cooking and cleaning the YW until we got caught of the coast of Vung Tau with them onboard. The Craftmaster got sent to another boat and we got an Admirals inspection. Everything turned out OK because the Admiral knew the women were there just to clean and since they had worked on the Cat Lo base before they were hired to work on the YW, we all got off with an ass-chewing and a new Craftmaster that turned out to be a good guy - Chief Dixon. We then went back to parting everyday at Cat Lo or Vung Tau; except when our screw fell off and we spent six weeks at the Port of Saigon in dry dock. I spent about two thousand dollars at the Vic' during that time on the room, a girl, parting around town, food and consa. I have many great memories of Saigon but have yet to see other vet's talk about the "fun" stuff. Like the USO show on the YRBM just before it got towed to Long Pier that featured the big breasted girl that did a striptease and more, kicking back in the nets around the flight deck of the YRBM while getting a buzz and watching the helo's shooting tracers at VC all night and all the other cool stuff people don't want their relatives to know about.
The YW was more like "McHale's Navy" with our laid back lifestyle and constant focus on liberty call. I had a unique tour; my brother was wounded six weeks after arriving in-country and is still disabled so I appreciate my good fortune. You have a great web site. Thanks for your hard work. Rick Pratt


NAME = Rick Pratt <EMAIL = clayroses[ at ]msn.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YRBM 20 - YW 126
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Cat Lo - Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FL
- Friday, June 22, 2001 at 19:42:53 (PDT)

Guest Record 708
Did maintenance and repair work on Partol Boats and partied in VUNG TAU, town of "a thousand raven haired beauties(?) and a hundred bars" and those famous words from them girls "Hey sailor, you buy me a Saigon Tea?" Looking for shipmate from that era.

NAME = Don Herr <EMAIL = rustyone21[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= AN THOI & VUNG TAU
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1966-1967
FROM WHERE = Long Beach, CA
REFFERED By = Surfed in
- Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 16:50:28 (PDT)


Guest Record 710
Hello fellow Gator Navy types and coast line sailors. I was on 3 LSTs and the USS WHITE RIVER from 1964 to 1968, seeing action in Vietnam on each one. My memory is that we were just doing the jobs assigned to us and didn't think anything about being heroes or doing anything special. -- Looking back, we were actually heroes. We did our duties, didn't think about doing anything else and deserve the kudos of the AMERICAN PUBLIC. I know that the WHITE RIVER received the SecNavUnitCommendation (2nd highest award in the Navy) an no telling what else and I suppose each ship I was on received something. I know that the USS WEXFORD COUNTY (LST 1168) was hit in Sept. 65 but fortunately the shell didn't explode. We laughed it off at the time but looking back, I realize that the entire crew is lucky to be alive. The TOM GREEN COUNTY and the WASHOE COUNTY were also work horses and exceptionaly active and heroic, **Its really hard to believe that I could have seen so much action in 4 years. Even rode helicopters off the White River going to get the mail. Had to fly over hundreds of miles of jungles and even drop down in them to let troops off going to and coming back from Chu Lai. A great experience but wouldn't want to do it again. Me and my mail bag saw lot of action each time we pulled into port. Rode on swift boats, tanks, jeeps, tanks that went into the ocean, everything. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM anybody onboard those ships (White River from around Mar 67 to July 68) (Wexord County around Dec. 64 to Mar 65) (Tom Green County arund Mar 66 to July 66) ( Washoe County around July 66 to Mar 67) The dates and people are obviously fuzzy at this point, especialy as I drank Vietnamese beer twice during those years and got completely wiped out. -- - - I spent several weeks at Monkey Mountain in Danang getting transferred from one ship ot another, was on shore patrol with a billy club and had to escort the drunk bus around the area while it was being attacked (I've never seen anything so incredibly dumb), and spent the last day there waiting for a swift boat to go down the entire coast of Vietnam to get to my new ship on operation I waited at the Vietnamese naval base, drinking Vietnamese beer, don't remember much about the ride down the coast except that we ran aground in enemy territory, etc. --- Anyway, it was a four year blast and I even found time to bring home a Philipphino wife. Salutes to all!! REMEMBER, we did the right thing. The USA let us down by fighting a limited war and not going after the enemy in North Vietnam. Thats why we won WW11 and WW1, we went after the enemy on their home ground (eventually). In addition, the protestors were protesting about the wrong thing ..... They should have been saying, Get in there, fight, get it over with and come home, not get out at any cost. REMEMBER, we can never fight another limited action. ITS WIN OR ELSE. DON'T FIGHT A HOLDING WAR!!!!! I believe that we did learn that lesson. WHAT EVER YOU DO..... Promote this slogan. No more limited wars. Go after the ENEMY. Regards. Wesley

NAME = WESLEY LANHAM <EMAIL = paperamericana[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS WHITE RIVER, WEXFORD COUNTY,TOMCGREEN COUNTY,WASHOE COUNTY
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 1/2
FROM WHERE = boyntonbeach, fla
REFFERED By = Stumbled in
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 00:41:21 (PDT)


Guest Record 711
Looking for Richard Thomas with whom I served on LCU 1617 out of DaNang in 67. He returned to Vietnam in 68 with a UDT team and I with the PBRs.

NAME = David Sheets <EMAIL = Davidmsw[ at ]chartermi.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = 1967 - LCU 1617, 68 - 69 PBR 66
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2
- Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 09:25:20 (PDT)


Guest Record 717
Served on YFR 890 up and down Mekong Delta for 4 months starting in Oct.67. Transferred to NSA Supply,Saigon just 2 weeks before TET '68. Spent time as Outside Storekeeper running from Saigon to port to Long Binh to Nha Be. Later in charge of Outside Procurement from Supply Office next door to NAVFORV in Saigon. Left in May '69. Finished tour in Navy aboard USS Boxer, LPH-4 and USS Willard Keith DD-775.

NAME = Don West
WEB SITE = http://www.allwestbusiness.com
<EMAIL = diwest[ at ]bellsouth.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = NSA Supply Saigon '67-'69
YEARs in VIETNAM = 10/67-5/69
FROM WHERE = Jennings, La
REFFERED By = browsing
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 06:50:41 (PDT)


Guest Record 718
I was in nam 1966 to 1968 on the USS Ranger 4th division looking for shipmates. TEX I know you need to get your name in all the guess books you can when looking for your old buddies. I have a website has nothing to do with veitnam but I would be honored if you would sign my guessbook. TEX

NAME = T Shaw
WEB SITE = http://www.texas-hunt-fish-camp.com
<EMAIL = Hunter24[ at ]airmail.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ranger CVA-61
YEARs in VIETNAM = 65 to 68
FROM WHERE = Palo Pinto, TX
REFFERED By = friend
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 10:08:24 (PDT)


Guest Record 721
Assigned to Literage boat Division to YFU 64. Made Many trips to different rivers. Would really like to hear from guys on the YFU 64 plus Frank Tomas on the LCU 1614? Spent my last 4 months on YRBM 20 on the Ben Luc River driving boats around the 20 to shoot at debris in the water. Couple of shots that Hawley has of me waterskiing behind a boston wailer down from the 20..I've tried many times to locate guys like Nick Toto that was on my boat but have not seen anything on any sight for the YFU 64. Thanks Ken for the Opportunity to try to find them. Thirty one years is a long time to remember. Also I was on watch on the 20 when the cobra when in and also I was on the boat that picked up the helio the next day.

NAME = Donald L. Clark <EMAIL = donclark1948[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = YFU 64 Literage, Second YRBM 20 Ben Luc
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Da Nang, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, Hey, Chu Lai
YEARs in VIETNAM = May/69 May/ 70
FROM WHERE = San Diego, , Ca
REFFERED By = Friend Paul Wood
- Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 13:00:31 (PDT)

Guest Record 725
There are so many memories. I just read the book Papa Bravo Romeo (PBR) and it was so vivid about the boat guys and all the bad stuff they had to face. I look back and realize just how damn lucky some of us were. For those of you that lost something or someone over there I feel for you as we all do. It was a different time and a different place and all of us were changed in one way or another. I went from a shy boy to a confident man when I returned...all because of the hard work, the arduous task, the great men that gave it all for what we believed was for our country. Right or wrong the war did alot of things to me and probably all of you and quite frankly I wouldn't trade those years for anything. The beer parties...trips to town...Miss America...the huge C4 explosion...catching catfish...etc...etc...etc Welcome home guys!!!

NAME = Tom Werth <EMAIL = twerth[ at ]dreamscape.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Satyr ARL-23, USS Luzerne CTY LST-902
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-70
FROM WHERE = Baldwinsville, NY
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Record 734
We are trying to build a Veitnam War Museum have direct like from my website. Sign my guessbook and god bless you all. www.texas-hunt-fish-camp.com Tex

NAME = T Shaw
WEB SITE = http://www.texas-hunt-fish-camp.com
<EMAIL = hunter24[ at ]airmail.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Ranger CVA-61 4th Div
YEARs in VIETNAM = 3 tours 65 to 68
FROM WHERE = Palo Pinto , TX
REFFERED By = another vet.
- Friday, July 27, 2001 at 08:53:15 (PDT)

Record 763
Reading this page and the other links bring back memories of a hot, wet, scary place. Have any of you been back now that tourism is a big deal? I wonder - my 16 year old son thinks we should go so he can see what it was like (without unwanted company).

NAME = Paul Bolinger <EMAIL = bolinger.p[ at ]worldnet.att.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Brule AKL 28
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1971
FROM WHERE = Colver, Pa
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 19:23:17 (PDT)

Record 766
Arrived in Danang in Nov. '66 and spent the first few months on APL 27. Next, Danang West Security, living at Camp Tien Sha for about a year - then moved out to Camp Carter until March '69. Six months after being discharged, returned to RVN as a civilian (Sept '69) and went to work for the PX system until June '73. Then home for good. Made some special friendships while in country and wonder where some of the others are now...Great web site. Thanks.

NAME = Bob Reynolds <EMAIL = hoangt[ at ]mailandnews.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Danang West Security
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Camp Tien Sha & Camp Carter, NSA Danang
YEARs in VIETNAM = 29 Months Navy/4+ Civilia
FROM WHERE = DeSoto , Tx
- Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 12:21:37 (PDT)

Record 779
Whew!! Found your site. Was on the Mark and "Benjo Maru" (LST-902)as a QM-1. Saw the pictures of downtown Vung Tau (been there, done that)(had a nice "barb er shop" near the right side of the picture, as I remember) and that hotel/restaurant. Quite a trip...some I remember, some I don't care to. Took all four LST's (Luzerne, Pitkin, and 2 others) back to Mare Island early 1970. Boy, I had been on old Fletcher-class DD's, but those T's were really antiques. Had a Loran on there that was so old, had to manually count each step. "Killer" Krause (ET-2) and I made it go away (haha) and I used celestial and visual nav all the way back. Food was so bad, most of the crew ate C-rats. Wonder where Len("Gumby Gad") Gadsinski and Baldini are??? Flew back Incountry to the Mark and finished my tour on it. Was supposed to have gone to the Junk Force as advisor, but they wanted me to extend incountry for another year. However, "Vietnamization" was going on then (remember that??), so just completed my tour.

NAME = Ron Bay <EMAIL = rbay[ at ]pacnorwest.uscg.mil>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Mark (AKL-12), USS Luzerne Cty (LST-902)
BASEs or LOCATIONS= NSB Cat Lo
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-71
FROM WHERE = Luverne, MN
- Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 08:16:27 (PDT)

Record 786
Served aboard the Tutuila ARG-4 repairing Coast Guard, and variety of PBR,s, Supply ships. Stationed at the island of An Thoi for 9 months. 1 yr tour of duty from 2-68 to 2-69. Worked in "R-1 and R-2 Office. Smooth sailin to all shipmates serving at that time.

NAME = Jack Shanahan HTC,USN,RET <EMAIL = jshanirh[ at ]iland.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau and AnThoi
YEARs in VIETNAM = 2-68 2-69
FROM WHERE = Sedalia, MO
REFFERED By = Me
- Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 17:41:30 (PDT)

Record 792
Was on HMAS Jeparit as Radio Bloke, on our last trip to Vung Tau we had quite a few blokes on board for a cold beer, we called it the "Vung Tau Clutch", you shook hands then autimatically the fist went into the shape of the cold bottle or tin of fosters beer. The ship was presented with squadron and/or Unit Plaques by all the mobs up there which are now housed on the Royal Australian Navy Shore Base in Sydney "HMAS Kuttabul". would like to know who were the Helicopter Unit at Vung Tau in February 1972 and also if any US Navy guys are out there what were the names of the two US Navy ships berthed at the pier who I heard were supplying power to the airfield at the time. As I get older the memories fade so any info would help. ..regards to all Vietnam Vets.. Ern Barrett.

NAME = ern barrett <EMAIL = ern1610[ at ]hotmail.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = HMAS Jeparit. Aussie Navy Ship
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1972
FROM WHERE = Adelaide South Australia, REFFERED By = Nobody
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 05:43:15 (PDT)

Record 819
Arrived 28 June 1969. Departed 29 June 1970. Served whole time on YFU64 as an Engineman. Remember Don Clark who has visited this site. Also, Nick Toto(NY), John "Aardvark" Nowak(NY), Howard Van Erem(WI), Thomas Jefferson Pate, some Army Warrant named Ferriby (?), and a lot of faces without names. I have a few pictures around the house somewhere. I also remember an EM3 named Ken Seith(NY) who after a trip to Subic Bay prompted us to paint "Almost Cherry" on the con until command in Danang had us remove it. It was a long year and a lot of work. I also remember the chief snipe on YFU61 was a good friend of mine named Karl "Red" Anderson. Last I knew he lived in FL but was originally from upstate NY. We went thru 9 craftmasters in the time I was there. Only one injured and evac'd. Would love to hear from any others who ever did time on YFU64.

NAME = Mike Jarboe <EMAIL = mike.b.jarboe[ at ]lmco.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Lighterage Division - YFU64. Later on AD17 USS Piedmont
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Danang, Chu Lai, Sa Huynh, Cu Dai, Tam Ky, Hue, Cua Viet, Dong Ha, et al...I Corps
YEARs in VIETNAM = Jun'69-Jun'70 & July '72
FROM WHERE = Then Louisville, Ky. Now Denver, CO, KY
REFFERED By = Stumbled onto this surfing.
- Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 07:44:08 (PDT)

Record 831
Served aboard U.S.S. St.Francis River 525 - Aug 67-68 Served on U.S.S. Colonial LSD-18 for 3Mos. in San Diego. than I voluntered for order to NSA Saigon, where i ended up down in the Mekong Delta, aboard the Apl-26. in Dong Tam. Spent last few Months in Nha BE, before returning home. Served aboard U.S.S. Midway CVA-41 - 69-70 I belong to the St.Francis River Assoc. and Mobil Riverine Force Assoc. But I would like to hear from some of the guys off the A.P.L -26 during the period I served one her. I was a En.3 at the time.

NAME = Ronald L. Bakert <EMAIL = phyllisron[ at ]cdsinet.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = U.S.S. St. Francis River - 525 = A.P.L.-26
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam - Nha Be
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1967-69
FROM WHERE = Marshall,, MO.
REFFERED By = Found Link on Mobil Riverine Force Web. Site
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 18:30:00 (PDT)

Record 847
WELCOME HOME BROTHERS. DAMN, WE WERE YOUNG AND PROUD! NOW WE'RE JUST PROUD!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KENT. I'LL BE A REGULAR AT THIS SIGHT. GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND THE BROWNWATER NAVY.

NAME = NELLO (DAGO) D'AMATO <EMAIL = WWW.NELLOD[ at ]MSN.COM>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = LANDINGSHIPSQUADRON2-LST-905 MADERA CTY, LST-1076 PAGE CTY, TUTUILA ARG-4
BASEs or LOCATIONS= VUNG-TAU, VINH LONG, CAN THO, DONG TAM, SAIGON, AND BASES UP AND DOWN THE COAST.
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = WASH,DC., REFFERED By = SURFED IN.
- Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 06:33:56 (PDT)

Record 863
Looking for anyone who served with my husband George in Nam. Photos can be seen at my website "Anchors Away"I wish you are in one of them..George passed away 4/1/2000. May God Bless all of you,for a job well done! Rosemarie

NAME = George Burtchell (by wife Rosemarie)
WEB SITE = http://www.homestead.com/lilitaly/Welcome.html
<EMAIL = lpn412rb[ at ]usit.net>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Tutuila 64/67 USS Rowan 67/68
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Anloc/Bein Hoa/AnThoi/Vung Tau
YEARs in VIETNAM = 66/67
FROM WHERE = Crossville TN. (former New Yorker), REFFERED By = surfed on
- Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 12:54:42 (PST)

Record 932
Great site..its nice to hear the stories, look back and remember...young and foolish...brave and crazy. I think we all wish that we could be involved today helping the effort that is going on with this terrorism crap. I wish you all well, hope you are all healthy and wish you all a happy holiday season...welcome home guys!!!

NAME = Tom Werth <EMAIL = twerth[ at ]dreamscape.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = Uss Satyr ARL-23, USS Luzerne Cty LST 902, USS Regulus AF-57
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Rivers
YEARs in VIETNAM = 69-71
FROM WHERE = Syracuse, NY
- Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 09:31:10 (PST)

Record 946
I served on the Krishna 69-70 mostly in the rivers as MRFN. I was in repair, working on swift boats and any other craft that were damaged. I have looked at other web sights and every one seems so upbeat about their tour. I guess people deal with it in their own way. I remember how bad some of the boats and sailors were shot up and it is mostly bad things I recall. One of the worst was Garza a shipfitter that worked on the barges with us, one of my friends and one of the gang. My friend Garza did was not a happy man, one night he took a grenade to shipfitters locker, pulled the pin and bent over on it! It was listed as a ship board accident by the Navy. I just want his shipmates to remember him for who hw was, not for what he did. Thanks for listening to me. James

NAME = James R Yarberry <EMAIL = yarberry3[ at ]aol.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = USS Krishna ARL38
BASEs or LOCATIONS= Mekong Delta
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1 69-70
TN
REFFERED By = Surfing
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 11:46:25 (PST)

Record 982
its good to be home

NAME = steve bush <EMAIL = tbone2r11[ at ]yahoo.com>
UNITs SHIPs BOATs = uss askari
YEARs in VIETNAM = 1970-1971
FROM WHERE = gosport, in
REFFERED By = just passin through
- Monday, January 14, 2002 at 07:34:13 (PST)
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