Military Memories/wardogs.com guestbook entries September 1999

Name: Kristi Blankenship From: Kentucky Time: 1999-09-30 23:21:03
Comments: I just want to say thank you to all of the veterans that sacrificed so much for this country and people. I just want to say that I appreciate all that you did. I was born the year the war ended but, I know alot about it. My uncle fought in the Vietnam war and he has the medal of honor, not the U.S. but vietnam. I am very proud of him as I am each one of you. I congratulate on this web page. I am doing much research on the war, as I am giving a speech about it and on the unfair, and terrible way our soldiers were treated. Thank you, once again to you, that I greatly respect and appreciate.

Name: william g. wurtz From: monrovia, calif and moreno valley,calif Time: 1999-09-30 15:26:35
Comments: Served with U.S. NAvy at NSA Da NAng from MArch 1966 to Oct 1967 on board the APL-5 Looking for a corpman by the name of Franklin PArks.

Name: Chuck Neumann Website: Neumanns World From: Corinth, Texas Time: 1999-09-30 01:56:08
Comments: Geeezzz...man you are just like me...When I look at your web page, I feel that I am with you... I understand...Thank you for your service to America..Thank you.... Chuck Neumann U.S. Army (Does not matter where I was) Oct68-Sep71

Name: NOLEN DAVID MAXWELL From: MEMPHIS TN/PANAMA CITY FLORIDA Time: 1999-09-28 17:52:49
Comments: I THINKWE ALL NEED TO PUT THE WAR BEHIND US IF POSSIBLE . I SPENT THREE YRS IN VIET-NAM ON A SHIP AND OOTHER PLACES IN THE SIAGON RIVER . BEACHMASTER UNIT 1 ALSO ATTACHED TO MACV

Name: Donald A. Busby From: Altoona, Kansas. Time: 1999-09-27 19:29:28
Comments: everybody has done such a wonderful job at keeping this alive and rememgering the forgotten and i am so proud to say im a veterian and proud to serve my country.and my god be with you. Don Busby Altoona Kansas

Name: tom dudek From: maryland Time: 1999-09-27 00:51:10
Comments: was surprised to see this info , served in aug68 to aug 69 on yfu18 and lcu1628 literage causeway . good job

Name: Gary Puro Website: DUSTER, QUAD, SEARCHLIGHT From: Decatur, MI Time: 1999-09-26 23:13:22
Comments: Looking for men who served in duster, quad, searchlight, vulcan, or hawk units in Vietnam 1`965 to 1972. Email GPDQS@JUNO.COM for newsletter and reunion information.

Name: BILL CARTER From: arizona Time: 1999-09-26 02:33:39
Comments: i was with Da Nang East Security. I was a GMG3 serving mostley at covered storage. 4-66 to 4- 67. just looking for some one that was there abot that time

Name: laura de shazo From: new jersey Time: 1999-09-25 20:17:35
Comments: HELP ME FIND MY PARENTS!!!! I am currently looking for my mother & father, both served in the Vietnam era. I was born and adopted out of Walter Reed Hospt., Washington,D.C. D.O.B. 12-4-70. I do not know what branch of Armed Services they served in. Mother 22-23 yrs old (at time) 5'10", light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complextion. Father 22-23 yrs old, 6'5", blonde hair, blue eyes, fair complextion. Please, if you have ANY information, contact me.

Name: Rosemarie McKee From: Fayetteville NC (originally) Ridgeway SC (at present) Time: 1999-09-24 16:14:52
Comments: Thank you to all of our Viet Nam veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I love you all!! I was very young when you all returned home and did not understand why we weren't celebrating the return of our heroes. I was proud of all of you! My Daddy served in Viet Nam, my oldest brother and many of my "adopted brothers". I cry everytime I see pictures of "The Wall" in DC and think of all the fine young men and women I knew and loved as a child who served and many who died there. I am now married to a Viet Nam veteran and he still finds it very hard to talk about the war and his two tours there. I would love to hear from some of the veterans and perhaps, God willing, reunite with some of my "brothers". My address is: 2075 Park Rd Ridgeway, SC 29130. Thank you all and God Bless each of you. I love you!! PS If you served with a SGT Walter J Smith 101st Airborne (mid 60's?) he is my husband.

Name: ARMANDO BIONDO From: SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA Time: 1999-09-24 03:59:57
Comments: I would like to salute all of you brave men who risked your lives for the name of our country. I am a 27 year old son of a navy vet,whom served all around the world,fighting for freedom and for all causes which lead to the independence which we all share today.My grandfather, died last year of cancer,he served in WWII paving the way for the amount of freedom which I hold in my hands today.My objective in writing this letter is to let all of you vetsknow that even though I wasn't alive during the time in which you suffered most,it does not go unrecognized by me and my family.I believe that the youth of our nation are very selfish and have no awareness of the lives spent and the heartache felt in order to have the ability to walk outside without fear,to say and do what they want.I was given the choice( by my father) after high school to either go to college or to enter the military.I wanted to give my country all that I have by entering into a BUDS unit,training and personal discipline are my strongest assets.My father sat me down one day and told me a story about a close friend of his,that he lost in war. He told me of the pain and dismay that this soldier's wife,father,mother,brother and him as a close friend had to go through.He said that he would not have wished that feeling on his worst enemy,or more so, especially on himself.So he talked me into going to college,playing football and obtaining a degree in film.I never knew anything about the canine units,or their special uses during the war,saving lives,creating that other element that the enemy had to worry about.I would love nothing more than to help all of you men obtain worldly recognition for yourselves as well as for your best friends.(the canines) To you,sir,he whom receives this letter.I solely request permission to stand up and salute all of you men and your canine soldiers for your bravery,dedication,and heart.I might live in a modern day world,but I am truly a soldier at heart.God bless everyone who sees this letter and thank you for the freedom. Sincerely, Armando Biondo

Name: Kim Tolentino From: Austin, Texas Time: 1999-09-23 04:29:52
Comments: My father is a Vietnam veteran. A very proud Marine, he served 14 months in Vietman. He very seldom talks about being there, but I know that he was proud to serve. I thank God everyday that he was one of the lucky ones to come home safe and without ill-effects. I, like many teenagers during the war, wore a POW bracelet. I've often wondered if Capt. Ronald Mastin ever came home. I was searching in the Congress Library and happily discovered that he, indeed, came home. I pray that he and his family are happy and well. If by chance he reads this message, I just wanted him to know that I prayed for his safe return while I wore his bracelet and that I still have the bracelet to this day. If I some how could contact him, I would like to send the bracelet to him. If there's any way to get this message to him, I would greatly appreciate it. I believe he was in the Air Force, although I'm not positive. Thank you for a great page. Kim Tolentino

Name: Joseph Betters, RM3 Website: Vance DE/DER 387 USCG WDE 487 Home Page From: West Harwich, MA Time: 1999-09-23 03:39:13
Comments: Bob, I want to inform you I have "borrowed" a few animated flags from your site to use on my own site which can be found at http://www.capecod.net/~jbetters/Vance/387home.htm I've linked from the flags and at the bottom of the page back to your site. It seems that where ever you look there is another example of servicemen, and animals, doing their best for our country. Its a Great site. I am going to post this in your guest book also Keep up the great page Joseph Betters, Radioman Third Class USS Vance DER 387 (1965-1968) betterjoe@yahoo.com

Name: Tina From: Illinois Time: 1999-09-23 02:29:54
Comments: My grandfather came from Poland and fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. My father fought in World War II and Korea. When the Viet Nam War ended my brother was only 17 and still in high school, but wanted to sign up. He was unable to due to an auto injury. He wanted to fight and serve this country. He is now doing so as a police sergent here in Illinois. He is fighting the war of injustice being brought on by our own people. I am proud of him and I pray for him as I do for all those lost in one way or another in our Wars for the betterment of our land. God Bless Our Native Land, Firm May She Ever Stand!

Name: Frank Hurt From: Roanoke, VA Time: 1999-09-22 03:04:29
Comments: I just read the articles on Hanoi Jane, I did not know the whole story. I did not like Jane fonda from what I did know, but this really puts a foul taste in my mouth of her.

Name: Keith Byler Time: 1999-09-20 03:42:55
Comments: I am pleased to find a sight dedicated to the memory of America's veterans. With the apparent lack of interest of what ALL of our veterans have down in the last 250 years, it is nice to find such sights on the internet.

Name: hugger   From: mississippi gulf coast Time: 1999-09-19 20:11:27
Comments: WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!!!!! When they are all home, only then shall we leave it alone. POWMIA You are not forgotten. I wasn't there, but I still care. I LOVE my Vietnam Vets. Why do I cling to & always "HUG" the VNV M/C? Because you earned & deserve to be given the greatest of Love, Respect, Rememberance, & Thanks. VNV M/C has taught me. Brotherhood-- all united as one. When they are all gone, who will remember besides me? Brothers Too, I hope to see, carrying on for the VNV. Teach our children and let them be, Brothers Too, to honor the VNV. United as one to always stand and be, TRUE BROTHERHOOD, Togetherness as it should be. Thank you for teaching and sharing with me. With Love & Respect, Always Remembered & Now Thanked, To Any & All of MY VNV. Baby sis, Hugger <2/99> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- THANK YOU POWMIA You are not forgotten. As long as I live and my descendents breath, Always remembered will be all VNV. To Love & Respect & Honor you see, & heard by the world as your soul cries & screams, I pray we can cure PTSD. One day we will when the world hears & sees, the screams, oh so silent, From our Brothers, the pow/mia's, & all VNV's I wasnt there, but please know I'll always care. Our country said, There's a fight that we see, They're fighting for things in which we believe. The things we take for granted, the things our forefathers fought for to give us what we wanted. You too fought, for our descendents & for me. Those things were my rights, my freedom, & all my liberties. These things we all cherish & surely we need, but the price was to great, if anyone asks me. Again I say to ANY & ALL OF MY VNV, Thank you, & I'm sorry for now we have PTSD. SHHHH, they say, Don't mention that horrid thing, It's on the inside, TRANSPARENT NOT ARE THOSE VNV!!! That is a thing no one can see, unless you listen & look quite intently, Then you can share & be taught by the VNV, True brotherhood-- united as one, as it should be. HEY EVERYONE, can you NOW hear & see the cries, the pain, or any of the screams? If you weren't there, you SHOULD care. This must be heard, for my nerves now are starting to wear. Listen & share & "hug" your VNV. "WELCOME HOME BROTHERS"you should say if fortunate enough are you to any meet or see. Do you value your freedom, or the Statue of Liberty?! Transparent are you if you still cannot see. They did it ALL for us, both you & me, & our descendents yet to be. Continueing to "HUG" Love Respect Remember & Thank For Any and ALL of MY VNV Baby sis, HUGGER <9/99>

Name: Ron Mathis From: Martinez, Georgia Time: 1999-09-19 08:30:18
Comments: Very nice site! I was in Lighterage division, NSA Danang, April 69 - April 70. Rode YFU 18, YFU 55, and LCU 1614.


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: BOB CORSCADDEN From: Phoenix, Arizona Time: 1999-09-19 07:39:02
Comments: I was stationed at Red Beach in 1970. 142nd Trans. My call sign was Black Maria 19.

Name: John G. Banks From: Scotts Bluff, Nebaraska Time: 1999-09-17 21:53:10
Comments: I served in Nam 66-67 at Camp Tien Sha. Great work.

Name: Edwin F. Golinski Website: Snake's Homepage From: Connecticut, currently living in Hawaii Time: 1999-09-17 02:56:47
Comments: I served in 1968 with the 4th engineers, 4th division. I was in Pleiku, Kontum, Bong Son areas, usually out on a hill with a number instead of a name, or a firebase. I got PTSD. I'm always looking for anyone who I met over there, old friends. I have found two, Carl Boutte and Ed Roman. Always want to find the rest of you. Suh-nayk

Name: Frank Pokorny From: Chicago now; Brooklyn then Time: 1999-09-16 02:35:13
Comments: In ten days it will be the 30th anniversary of my induction, and assignment to the Marine Corps. Never was sent to Vietnam. Don't know why. All I know is that my best friend is at 34W-30 on The Wall. And I am here. Different memories. Changed lives. So many of our brothers lost in so many ways. Semper Fi!

Name: Gerald E. Sandvik From: Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 Time: 1999-09-15 21:02:59
Comments: I want to thank all the fellas thats responsible for creating the K-9 Assoc., which allowed myself to locate others from my unit. You have all done a wonderful job and I will be forever grateful. I was able to meet my best bud, we were bunk mates for 10months and he was shipped home during the middle of the night and we never got to say good-bye to each other. Thirty years later he found me, through a K-9 Assoc. sticker in the back window of a ladies car. He asked the lady want the sticker was for, she told him her husband was a Viet Nam dog handler and that they had this assoc., she gave Denny his number, who inturn contacted this fella, got the necessary info to join the assoc., got the back issues of the papers, found my name and address and low and behold, Thirty years later I get a letter from Denny. He only lives about 4-5hrs. from the Toledo area and we did manage to get together for a short reunion. Let me tell you there is no other feeling that can compare to when you first see each other afte

Name: Joe Price From: Sharptown Md Time: 1999-09-14 07:37:40
Comments: I was the CO of the 74th RP Company in '67 and 68.I forgot how beautiful the area was.

Name: Brent Emily From: Seymour IN Time: 1999-09-14 05:01:00
Comments: I wanted to thank you for having a great page for the Greatest men in the world. I'm also looking for info. on Msgt. Charles W. Lindwald Jr. If you can help me in finding anything on Msgt. Charles W. Lindwald it would be great!I'm looking to make my home page in memory of him.Thank You for any help. God Bless our lost vets.Brent Emily

Name: Art Bell From: Tenn. now living in Greer S.C. Time: 1999-09-13 16:40:45
Comments: Stopped by to say Hey Brother. U.S.Navy SEAL team 2

Name: Thomas E. Burton From: Jensen Beach, FL Time: 1999-09-12 15:27:21
Comments: I am a USN Vietnam Vet and damn proud of it. You are doing one hell of a job here and I sure hope you can continue it. Some of this stuff got me downright wet-eyed. Am surfing net looking for old pals from Coastal Surveillance Center, VUNG TAU...6-67/4-68..

Name: Luis Vidal Jr. From: El Paso,Tx. Time: 1999-09-10 23:03:50
Comments: I was in Nam from Sept. 65 to Aug. 66 I was with the Naval Support Activity in Camp Tien Sha security until Jan. of 66. I was later assigned to the fire dept. at the hospital at Marble Mtn. Too many lost lives and too many young men wounded. To all who served with honor and to those who made the ultimate sacrafice GOD BLESS and Welcome Home. You have a great site, the photos bring back alot of memories not all bad.

Name: Rhonda Jenschke Bodnar From: Cabot, PA Time: 1999-09-10 23:03:40
Comments: I was six years old and my sister was two when dad returned from Vietnam. He made it home to die six months later in a military accident in Ft. Hood Texas. Dad was never able to have a father to daughters talk with his children about Vietnam. Dad was over there from 9/65-9/66 with MAC IV Corp Advisory Team 53. He was a 26 year old Staff Sergeant in the army. My sister and I would like any information on MAC IV Corp and what Advisory Teams did. If anyone knew our father it would be nice to hear from you also. His name was Larry J. Jenschke. This is a great tool for us vet kids who are trying to get information about our loved ones whoe served in Vietnam. My mother does not like to talk about dad's military career. My mother just recently gave my sister and I dad's file which is about 9 inches thick it is very hard to follow and understand because of all the military lingo it has in it. God Bless you all and welcome home. God's Blessings, Rhonda Jenschke Bodnar

Name: Gary L. Ganskow From: Maryland Time: 1999-09-10 17:23:14
Comments: I served at DaNang 1969-1970 USAF. I was a aircraft mechanic on FAC O-2A and 0-1 Birddogs. I flew every chance I got and volunteered to go with Marines, Army and anyone who was going out in the field. I did, saw and was a part of things that most mechanics know nothing about. I was very fortunate and very lucky at times. I was on Hamburger Hill in May 1969 with the Army that time. There 3 days before being sent back to DaNang. I really like your site. It is interesting and it is nice talking to fellow vets. My brother was a Marine in Viet Nam 1966-1967. He was north and south. Thanks A Fellow Vet.

Name: Phillip White From: Australia Time: 1999-09-10 14:05:27
Comments: Myself, being a Vietnam Veteran, find this site very informative and interesting. Keep up the good work and I look forward to visiting again. I run a school education program in Melbourne Victoria, our main topic is the history of Vietnam, the role that we played the aftermath and the futility of war. The age group we reach is 15years to 18 years and some mature age students. I returned to Vietnam in 1995 and found very little had changed and visited America in 1996. I regularly surf the net looking for new information material to use in the education visitations, eg. Poems , stats. etc. Thank-you for an extremely thought provoking site......Phil White.

Name: AO1(AW) W.E. Shaw, USN (Ret.) From: Ellicott City, MD Time: 1999-09-10 12:20:32 Comments: 3x'Nam vet + Lebanon

Name: SFC Raymond G Weed Sr From: Phila. Pa Time: 1999-09-09 00:46:33
Comments: I was in the navy in 67 to 69 but never got to viet nam then in 77 went back in the army res until 98 and went to bosnia in 96.

Name: Gerald Merks From: Victoria,Texas Time: 1999-09-08 20:22:08
Comments: Being A Vietnam Vet I just look thru the pages sometimes. It helps with the feelings and takes me back. There are times I just need to be in touch with all this. Thanks very very much for taking the time to do these pages. God Bless.

Name: STANFORD JONES From: DURHAM NC. Time: 1999-09-08 16:51:28
Comments: i was in the 101at airborne 2nd 1st/502, in quang tri province 1967 to feb. 68, was wounded feb. 9th , just want to say to all who made it back WE WERE IN HELL, WELCOME BACK HOME.

Name: Carlton Cox From: From Ma Time: 1999-09-08 05:15:24
Comments: A great site I was in the Navy from 1962-1971 but was blessed and never had to go to VietNam. I had friends that did however and some didn't come back. God Bless them ALL

Name: George W. Freeman From: Cary N.C. Time: 1999-09-07 14:33:30
Comments: I served on Monkey Mt. with the Airforce as a Radar Tech. advisor. My dates of service was 1970 - 1971.

Name: BOBBY SAN MIGUEL From: SAN ANTONIO TEX Time: 1999-09-06 05:11:48
Comments: I SERVED AT MAG16 MARBLE MOUNTAIN FROM FEB 1968 TILL ABOUT MARCH 1969 OR SO../I..REMEMBER SGT ART REYNOLDS, SETH AMES,SLEEPY,ROBERT AYON..ALL MEMBERS OF THE MARINE CORP ...WE HAD A ROCK AND ROLL BAND..THE "EXTREMES"..FORMED IT PRACTICE AND PLAYED ON OUR OWN TIME.//.ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER US? WE DID SOME TELEVISION SHOWS FROM MONKEY MOUNTAIN (ARMY TV STATION}ALSO PLAYED ABOARD THE USS ENTERPRISE AND JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE A USO SHOW WAS WITHIN 20-30 MILES..SOMETIMES OUT IN THE BOONDOCKS WITHOUT USO SHOWS/SOMETIMES WE COULD SEE CHARLIE OUT THERE WATCHING US PLAY../THEN ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE....WHEN WE WEREN'T DOING GIGS WE DID OUR REGULAR THING..WHICH WAS RUNNING AWAY FROM MOTARS AND ROCKETS...MAN THE TET WAS REALLY SOMETHING..."OPERATION HASTINGS ETC" IT WAS A REAL EXPIERENCE..I WAS ONLY 20 AT THE TIME.. FOR A YOUNG GUY IT WAS REALLY NOT THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO BE AT....I MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND I KNOW OF SOME FRIENDS WHO DID MAKE IT BACK FROM NAM..BUT THEY WILL BE IN MY MIND FOREVER...SOME I CAN;T EVEN REMEMBER THIER FULL NAMES..JUST NICKNAMES... SEMPER FI....BROS

Name: kent lewis From: Newark De. Time: 1999-09-06 04:30:17
Comments: I am looking for a Marine called "Blaze" Bannick.Served with a friend JOHN CARROW.They were in A com,1 Bat,5 Reg,1st Marine Div,from early 1968 to early 1969.Somewhere in the Hue area.Email me with any info and I will pass on to John. God Bless our vets. RK Lewis

Name: Jackie Terry From: Union county Mississippi Time: 1999-09-06 02:32:10
Comments: Thanks for a great page.I have enjoyed it very much. I was with the 101 Airborne/B/Bat /2/320/ I was in Vetnam 1965/1966. Jackie Terry

Name: BARBARA A. CUNNINGHAM From: PHILDELPHIA Time: 1999-09-04 08:23:02
Comments: DEAR SIR; THIS IS A GREAT WEB-SITE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME AND OUR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! I LOVE YOU, BARBARA

Name: Jack Walters Website: Jack Walters Photographic Vietnam candid Photography From: Louisville Kentucky Time: 1999-09-04 05:57:38
Comments: In country Sept '65 to Dec '67 Check out my page for some special memories -- WELCOME HOME ALL !

Name: Craig Latham Website: Craig's Hideaway From: Ohio Time: 1999-09-02 02:19:59
Comments: With the 101st Airborne Div. 1970 - 1971 as a combat photographer and writer. Welcome home all. Craig

Name: doug stamps From: decatur ga. usa Time: 1999-09-01 16:58:07
Comments: i rember coming home from korean "conflict" it was as if nothing had happened! i am proud of all vetrans and the american people. i have ansestors who fought in revloution war 1776-1880, civil war[north and south] ww1, ww2, relatives in korea, vietnam, panama, grenada, iam proud to be an american,patriate and the american pepole. the politicans start wars run them and end them. it is up to you and me and the american people to return our form of government to a republic. we must act as directors of the politicans not the way we are doing now. god bless america! next and very important point! i have started a mia group in vietnam . the farmers know where most mia's are buried how can i get a list of mia names and family address for futher research in this endevor. this is not for personal gain or fame. i am acting as apatrotic american who wants to help the loved ones of our mia's my e-mail address is dstamps@yahoo.com. ps does any reader rember robert w george mia vietnam i have a sourse in vietnam who may help his family.