Military Memories/wardogs.com guestbook entries June 2000

Tuesday 05/30/2000 9:50:30am  Name: Mike Cooper E-mail: bac77@juno.com Location: Virginia
Comments: Was with the 5th Infantry Div(Mech) at Quan Tri April to October 1969.
Monday 05/29/2000 5:34:41pm
  Name: Kenneth Bird E-mail: kbird4752@earthlink.net Location: Tacoma Wa
Comments: nice seeing pictures from Danang area. I served with CCN near Marble Mountian from 68thru71. We were a few miles from China Beach. and Danang City.. Thanks again. I have alot of pictures of the Danang area that no one has seen I have them stored away in my attic. Happy Memorial day and take care.. Ken CCN 5th Special Forces Group Abn. Macsog

Time: 2000-05-25 18:46:55 Name: Darlene Musial From: PA
Comments: My dad died on Monkey Mountain 9/5/65. Thanks to all of you for fighting for what is right. Thank God that you made it back. My dad left 4 children and a wife. But he said he was fighting for what he believed in. 
Saturday 05/27/2000 1:53:02pm Name:Joseph C. Johnson Location:fl. E-Mail: plyboyjc@aol.com
Comments: I CAN’T SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE MEN & WOMEN THAT GAVE THERE LIFES TO KEEP ME FREE AND NOW THAT SOME OF YOU ARE OLDER I WISH THERE WERE SOME WAY WE THE PEOPLE CAN PAY YOU AND YOURE LOVE ONES BACK LIKE ON MORE TAXES BECOUSE TO ME YOU PAYED THE PRICE THE PRICE TO LIVE FREE GOD BLESS YOU & THE MEN & WOMEN OF THE USA. FIGHT TO STAY FREE & I WILL BE THERE FIGHTING TO KEEP YOU FREE. ***GOD SPEED***

Name: DAMIAN From: COLORADO Time: 2000-05-25 10:01:03
Comments: I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND RISKING YOUR LIFE FOR MY FREEDOM. I NEVER GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANKS TO MY GRANDFATHER, BECAUSE WHEN HE DIED I WAS YOUNG AND DIDN'T REALLY THINK ABOUT THE RISKS HE TOOK ALONG W/ SO MANY OTHER YOUNG AMERICAN MEN,,,THANK YOU SO MUCH 

Name: HASTON MAGNUSON From: PARIS, TEXAS Time: 2000-05-23 17:52:57
Comments: 9TH. INF. DIV. --BEAR CAT AND DONG TAM 1968--1969--9TH. S&T UNIT. 

Name: james bickett From: cloverport ky Time: 2000-05-23 11:07:49
Comments: served in 1st Marine Div.,Danang air strip in 67-68 as an aircraft structures mech. We nearly got blown away many times. Is there any one out there who remembers? 

Name: Patrick Farnon, Sr. From: San Francisco, CA Time: 2000-05-23 08:55:30 Comments: Thanks! 

Name: J.R. From: Bakersfield, Ca Time: 2000-05-22 13:19:17
Comments: Like others it's only been the last four years that I've been open with my partner (my 3rd wife) Wifes are victims too. Sights like this help. Keep it going. J.R. 2/503 (173rd-66-67) 

Name: Q Madp Website: Delta 1/5 From: I'm in Portland OR Time: 2000-05-21 23:54:12
Comments: If you were or know someone that was with the Delta 1/5 deployed to Vietnam, please go to www.delta1-5.com or www.vietnamheroes.com Or e-mail me. Thanks. SEMPER FI 

Name: Bookwebman Website: Interdict wallpaper From: The Netherlands Time: 2000-05-21 09:16:27 Comments: Never forget! 

Name: Gerald Hubbard From: Brea, CA Time: 2000-05-20 00:15:11
Comments: I was in Nam Jun68-Jul69 with the USMC, 1st Force Recon Co. as a scout/sniper. It took me nearly 20 years to start getting rid of serious PTSD symptoms and 10 more years to be totally at peace. I am a patriot and I love this country. God has blessed me a lot in my life. I plan to go back to Nam later this year. Gerald 

Name: JAIMIE EPSTEIN From: CALIFORINA Time: 2000-05-19 16:54:43
Comments: I THINKS ITS GREAT THAT U HAVE IMFORMATIVE SITES LIKE THIS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED IMFORMATION ON DIFFERENT THINGS.ITS REAL NICE THAT PEOPLE CARE ENOUGH THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO PUT FORTH THE WORK TO HELP THOSE FAMILYS OF VETS AND OTHERS. 

Name: Diatra Zimbrick From: Minnesota Time: 2000-05-19 00:10:38
Comments: I'm 22 and have no connection (at least not one that I'm aware of) to any of the Veterans of the Vietnam War. And sadly, what I know about the war itself is only what I read in a high school text book. But recently I watched a marathon of re-runs of the television series, "China Beach", and I got to thinking. So since then I've read about lots of personal stories from men and women who served in Vietnam and I find myself experiencing a rollor-coaster of emotions. The words "right and wrong" didn't use their traditional definitions over there, did they? I can't pretend to truly understand what soldiers, doctors, nurses, civilians, etc. were forced to experience, deal with, and then eventually (hopefully) overcome. But I can only say that this 22-year-old girl (who is from a generation that I believe does NOT honor their veterans enough) is sincerely grateful to and unshamefully proud of those who served during the Vietnam War. I feel honor through you all, whether living or perished. Thank you. 

Name: Charles I Bennett  From: Colorado Springs Colorado  Time: 2000-05-17 15:11:46
Comments: I was assigned to the 620th Tac Control Squadron, Monkey Mountain fron Dec 1968 to July 70. Hello to all. Charlie Bennett 

Name: virginia costilow Website: v costilow - artist  From: San Diego, California Time: 2000-05-17 11:31:27
Comments: I am the ex-wife of a Vietnam vet. Also and artist and poet My son found you site and turned it over to me to read the poetry. I was so touched. Thank you for seeing to it that so many have a voice. Only in the last few 3 or 4 years have I been able to face what the war did to me and my family and have begun to write about it and paint about it. It is a great catharsis. If you wish visit my website and read the poem and see the painting entitled AWOL {Absent Without Our Leave)I hope others will visit yours and experience a healing from it. My art is dedicated to the wives and children who stayed at home and waited for you all to return. 

Name: Dayna Washam From: Houston, Texas Time: 2000-05-17 10:32:05
Comments: I looked at your website and think it is very interesting. See, my dad was also in Vietnam and he doesn't like to discuss it much, but I think it is awesome that you have a website on it . It must have been hard there, and I'm sorry you had to experience it. 

Name: Noreen Santana From: Upland California Time: 2000-05-17 01:23:04
Comments: God Bless you all, there are no other words....... 

Name: Ron Cisco From: Jefferson City MO Time: 2000-05-16 23:03:38
Comments: Very nice and appropriate page. 1967 OCS Signal Officer 

Name: PETER F. CLARK, NCCM RETIRED From: HANFORD, CA 93230 Time: 2000-05-16 16:08:47
Comments: WAS IN NAM 66-68 VIETNAMESE JUNK FORCE CAU HAI BAY-JB #13, HOI AN-JB #14, QUANG NGHI-JB #16. IF ANY ONE OUT THERE CONTACT 

Name: LaDern J Lane ( BUTCH ) From: Olean, New York Time: 2000-05-15 14:56:00
Comments: To my brother`s, and Sister`s, Bless You All, because only you KNOW!! 

Name: ken hadley From: hershey,pa. Time: 2000-05-14 14:40:13
Comments: stationed at red beach april,'69 to may,'70 with 610 transportation comp. at viking compound.was huey helicopter mechanic,mos 67N20 great pics of a world unlike any you can imagine 

Name: jesse music From: georgia Time: 2000-05-13 22:00:26
Comments: i have read all the books on snipers in vietnam and think that it would be a great experience to be able to have. i am a MARINE and hope i get the chance to get to be a sniper. SEMPLER FI! USMC 

Name: Jim Cook From: Oscoda. Michigan Time: 2000-05-11 12:05:27
Comments: I was in a combat construction batallion in DaNang in 67 and 68. Did a lot of work on the radar installation on Monkey Mountain, and lots of other stuff around DaNang, Phu Bai, Dong Ha, and Quang Tri. Don't really miss it! 

Name: Bernard Andrew Lewis,JR. From: Norfolk,Virginia/Charleston,SC Time: 2000-05-11 10:22:36
Comments: Vietnam Veteran ;1965-1969:1972-1987.Navy gunnersmate, River Division 533.Looking for anyone who remembers me.Would like to get in touch with others.(Searching for friend Tom Konsulman aka "Tinker Tom."Please e-mail me if you have any information.Thank you,"Gunner"/Lewis. 

Name: Christina Droho From: West Chicago, IL Time: 2000-05-10 11:15:58
Comments: This is a really cool site. I wish that the dogs had gotten the recognition and respect that they deserved. I love dogs. I hope that all goes well with your search for justice and a memorial for the dogs. 

Name: Tony Lawler From: MN Time: 2000-05-09 20:36:17
Comments: I am only 14 but i like to learn about all the wars and the people who have fought for me, my family, and my country. Thanks to you i have a safe place to live. Thanks, Tony Lawler 

Name: Bill Hutchinson, Jr From: Jacksonville, Florida Time: 2000-05-08 13:27:14
Comments: Hello Brother! Found your web site while looking for sites for K-9 Scout Dogs. I was in the Navy and stationed at Camp Tien Sha 1969-1970 and worked Deep Water Piers. Had a K-9 Scout Dog named Duchess. Several freinds from Jacksonville also stationed at Deep Water Piers/Camp Tien Sha. I really enjoyed the pictures and seeing the old places. Boom Boom Rock was a riot. Good shots of Camp Tien Sha from Monkey Mountain. Cannot believe all this time has passed. I still get flashbacks of the place and all that happened. Guess we were lucky to get out alive. One morning, I took Duchess and drove to the piers. Looked like Sunday morning. 50% of our Vietnamese workers killed the nite before at Bridge Ramp trying to blow up ammo. Found 'em w/ NSA passes on still on the bodies. Regards, Brother, drop line if you can,,,Bill Hutchinson 

Name: Deborah Ash Sweet From: Seaching for buddies of my brother Time: 2000-05-07 15:30:55
Comments: I am looking for anyone that might have served with my brother in Nam. Wallace C.Ash Army ground forces 1966-1969. If anyone has any information on how I can do this please email at goldielocks61@aol.com 

Name: michael koike Website: telsey2000 From: clackamas,oregon,U.S.A. Time: 2000-05-06 12:38:04
Comments: Hello!!! I am looking for any-one from the === americaldiv btrp 1st sqdn 1st cav == 1970== ===!!! I need a response I hope to hear from any of my old crew from that time ,in that unit!!! Thank you very much!!! Let's hear from old friends!!! Thank you thank you!!! 

Name: Gerald Hubbard From: Brea, CA Time: 2000-05-04 23:15:53
Comments: Cpl (later 1stLt)Gerald Hubbard. Scout/sniper 1st Force Recon Co. USMC June 68-July 69 Vietnam. Had PTSD big time and it took 20 years to start recovery and 10 years to complete it. Today I am totally at peace. All the anger and bitterness is gone and I am happy to be on line, especially with my respected friends of the Vietnam era. Thanks from a patriot from a grateful nation. 

Name: Bruce Calhoun From: Longliew Washington Time: 2000-05-04 20:33:14
Comments: My Email address has been changed to cahound@teleport.com it was bruce@teleport.com Please change it for me in the Military Memories Guestbook Archives. Thank you much, Bruce 

Name: Arsenia Montiel From: Los Angeles, CA Time: 2000-05-04 17:36:23
Comments: I felt compelled to express my gratitude and appreciation to all who have served in Vietnam. I am 23 years old and have no ties with any who have served in the war. I have recently been intrigued by the different facets of the war in Vietnam (i.e. war crimes, operations) but what tugs at my heart the most are the personal accounts of horror and fright that the young men had to go through during this time in their lives. There is nothing that I can say that will ever take away the scars of the past but what I do want to add is that I feel your deep pain. As I read the personal accounts of various individuals I can't help but to feel your agony in that dark hour of your lives. I deeply sympathize with you all and feel compelled as an American to say, "I am sorry!" I do hope that God grants you a peace that transcends all understanding and may your deeds be remembered forever throughout history. 

Name: Michelle Wakefield From: Australia Time: 2000-05-04 00:45:50
Comments: I'm a third year History student from the university of New South Wales, in Sydney Australia. I'm researching the role of Vietnam Veterans in the anti-war movement through film, Congressional hearings, writings and the public forum. In our studies we have dealt a lot with the problems faced by Veterans, and I would like to say best of luck with solving them. You may not have been understood for many years, but people are beginning to understand you now, and appreciate what you did. 

Name: Larry J. Turner From: Albany, N.Y. Time: 2000-05-03 08:51:31
Comments: To all who served "SEMPER FI" In the namster, Da-nang 70-71 served with 1st maw, mass-3,macs-4 monkey mt.and . .may God's love contiue to shine on one & all... 

Name: Brian T.L.Woodyear From: Ohio Time: 2000-05-03 06:27:52
Comments: I like your web site. It depicts war and life colliding at the same time. thank you 

Name: James J. Acton From: ??now?? Denver, Iowa Time: 2000-05-02 14:49:58
Comments: TDY at Da Nang air strip Jan 1962 - June 1962. We built the Team 1A, 6920th Security Wing compound just east of the mainstrip in Jan 1962. The Air strip was Gravel!! Came in on C124's from Clark Air Base with load of diesel Generator's and semi trailers. Inside the compound were two generators, two semitrailers ( one comm, one intercept) some humongous antenna's. we were just West of the main USAF tent camp. eventually, we did get out of base-- we all purchased bicycles. Some wild rides back to camp to beat the shooting curfew at 2200. Hey, we were there when Bars were dark and had no front walls. Talked to a few vets that were there later-- all reference points had changed. 

Name: rick clark From: Perkins, OK Time: 2000-05-01 22:43:14
Comments: NSA DaNang Reefer Rat 68-69 

Name: Tom Mc Afee From: cinti,oh Time: 2000-05-01 18:05:14
Comments: just like to say thanks to all that served thank you for doing what you had to do.also looking for anyone that served with the 1st marines in 67 that might of known my brother sgt donald r pritchard kia'd 10 sep 67 possibly in a village called an hoi or hoi an.. thanks again awesome site. 

Name: Anna Denton From: Rocky Mount, North Carolina Time: 2000-05-01 06:36:02
Comments: I am the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran. I have the deepest respect for and thank everyone who has every faught, shed blood, or died for my freedom. THANK YOU! I am 26 years old and welcome the chance to talk with new friends of any age.