Military Memories/wardogs.com guestbook entries March, April 2000

Name: J.P.Sargent  Website: Sargent's Military History CenterFrom: California ! Time: 2000-04-30 20:35:10
Comments: Keep up the good fight. As good a representative gallery of Vietnam photos, as I have seen on the 'net. 

Name: Frank From: Ohio Time: 2000-04-30 19:32:28
Comments: Enjoyed your page. VietNam Vet with 2/13 & 6/27 Arty in country 67-68. Keep the Faith Frank 

Name: Dave DeLeonardis From: Sacramento, CA Time: 2000-04-30 12:13:56
Comments: Been 30 years....Amazing. Just glad I came back alive and in one piece. Thanks for your webpage. It brings back so many memories. Dave DeLeonardis 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron Phu Bai, RVN 4-70 to 4-71 

Name: Craig A. Gillette From: Las Vegas,NV Time: 2000-04-30 09:37:39
Comments: I'm glad to see this site, Served 2 tours aboard the USS Providence..Will check back later 

Name: Stan Lopez From: Bryan, Texas Time: 2000-04-29 22:24:01
Comments: Just surfed on and wondering if anyone is out there that was with the 37th CES, Phu Cat AB, May 66 to May 67? 

Name: tony accavallo From: ridgefield park new jersey Time: 2000-04-28 18:09:20
Comments: I wonder where all my close friends are now. they were like brothers to me. It's been 30 plus years and I can't remember their last names but I can remember how close we were in Danang October 1967-October 1968. US Navy--Data Processing Center DaNang. Tim if you read this e-mail me. 

Name: JB LEVINE From: SUNRISE FLORDIA Time: 2000-04-28 13:22:04
Comments: LIKE SAY HELLO TO ALL YOU VETS FROM 64-66IM USN RM1 RETIRED DISABLED USS AMERICA CVA 60OUR JOBS TODAY ARE TO TEACH THE CHILDRED>NEVER AGAIN.NEXT TIME THE VETS STAY HOME & ALL THE POLITICANS GO FIGHT SOME FRICKEN WAR OUT IN COUNTRYI RAISE THAT FLAG PROUDLEY EVERY DAY AND WOULD GIVE MY LIFE FOR IT>KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU VETS OF AMERICA & WELCOME HOME 

Name: Erin From: Seattle Wa Time: 2000-04-27 21:59:05
Comments: To whom ever is the owner of this web page, i must commend you on a job well done. In all actuality i was looking for stories about Vietnam because i have a 7 page-oral-essay on a peice of history and i figured that the only war i didn't know a lot about was Vietnam. ( i should let you know i'm still in high school.)The oral part is also allowed to be done via email. I'm not well connected to anyone who has been to Vietnam or in the war, so i guess i am asking you if it is all right if i could interview you about the war and the things that took place there. If it's entirely all right with you of course. I'm asking you because out of all the other sights i have been to yours was done with an such profound images and stories that i figured you might be able to help me. If not then i understand. ANyhow. Thank you . _erin 

Name: Mickey Uhl Website: UFO-INFO From: WVa. Time: 2000-04-27 19:34:41
Comments: I was stationed in Danang in 1968 at Camp Tensha in the commissary as a clerk. Thanks to all of you that Served with me and for our country. Welcome home and let us not forget the ones that didnt come home. You all are heros in my eyes.. I am 50% disabled myself. Thank you.... 

Name: Robert Fox From: Cleveland Ohio Time: 2000-04-27 15:14:11
Comments: I just stumbled onto your page and had to comment. I admire all of you that served in Vietnam. I'm currently in the Army. I've been in for 15 years now, pushing for 20. I was stationed with the 1st Cavalry Division during Desert Storm. I realize Vietnam and Desert Storm don't belong in the same sentence, but I am doing everything that I can to justify what you had to do. I'm bookmarking your page, and thank you for sharing it. God Bless, Bob 

Name: Msg Retired Ken Bird From: Tacoma Wa Time: 2000-04-25 19:19:10
Comments: I served with the 5th SFGA, CCN South of Danang. From 68-71 enjoyed looking at the pictures of Danang. Thanks... Ken 

Name: BUDDY WHITAKER From: TEXAS Time: 2000-04-25 14:56:37
Comments: NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DA NANG RVN 5 JUN 68 -- 19 DEC 69 ENLISTED 1 APR 67 COMMISSIONED MAY 73 OPERATIONS FREQUENT WIND and EAGLE PULL 1975 

Name: Misty Vina From: San Jose California Time: 2000-04-20 20:15:05
Comments: I would like you to know that there are kids now a days like myself (15) who honor and respect what you guys had done. I write every report on Vietnam in english and do every book report on Vietnam as well. I am also in the process of writing a History report in memory of the forgotten soldiers. I really do love you guys :):):)!!! 

Name: Devon Tremblay From: Chester, New Hampshire Time: 2000-04-17 15:53:17
Comments: I love this webpage and imdoing a progect on war dogs in my Social Studies Class 

Name: amol pendse From: mumbai (india) Time: 2000-04-17 10:28:07
Comments: i liked your site .my heartiest respects to the veterans.it has unfolded a new chapter of relation between man and his loyal and brave companion.thank you and keep up the good work. 

Name: Dan Edwards From: Cincinnati, Ohio Time: 2000-04-16 21:40:50
Comments: I served Honorably in the USAF from 11 July 72 to 9 July 76 making me a Vietnam "Era" Veteran. Although I was never "in country", I did serve one year on Kunsan AB, Korea from June 74 to June 75. To those of you who did go to 'Nam I give you my sincerest thanks and "Welcome home"! For those who gave their lives, may they be in the presence of God. For those still there, may God watch over them and bring them home. 

Name: Ted Moore From: North Carloina Time: 2000-04-16 21:05:02
Comments: just stopped by to say hello......from one Viet Nam vet to another.....peace 

Name: Diane Norton From: French Lick, In Time: 2000-04-16 19:28:01
Comments: This is a wonderful site. I have been looking for anyone who was in Vietnam in 1967-68. My brother was killed at Can Tho on Jan15, 1968. He was a civilain (air traffic controller) working at a heliport where they transported wounded. It is just like he disappeared . No one has seen or heard of him , I know he was killed because I saw what was left of him. Even though he was a civilain he gave his life to help our service men. He had been in Air Force. His name was Charles (Charlie) R. Kirkland, Jr. Big guy, dark curly hair. He was 33 years old. Any help would be appreciated. Diane Norton 

Name: Amy Pulliam From: Great Falls, Montana Time: 2000-04-12 14:50:07
Comments: I am doing a report for English and this web page really helped me out and helped me see what happened. 

Name: kaycee concepcion Website: eudoramail.com From: philippines Time: 2000-04-12 01:20:33
Comments: wow!!! this site must have touched a thousand hearts!!! Thank you for sharing your insights on how people should treat their dogs. You have surely enlightened my view on how loyal these dogs are to us. As a dog lover, i am greatly touched that these war dogs have been the respect that are due to them. Thatnk you very much!!!! 

Name: David M. Cooper From: Temple City, CA Time: 2000-04-11 13:26:07
Comments: This has become a great experience in rememberance of my dog, Nebo208f. We served at Cam Ranh Bay 66-67. My wife and I attended the memorial sevice on Feb21 at March AFB, and many thanks to all of the people who put it together. It was a great tribute to our best friends. 

Name: Dominick J. LaRocca From: Lindenwold, New Jersey Time: 2000-04-10 17:51:20
Comments: I also served at NSA DaNang between Dec. 67 to Dec. 68. I was in the Navy, married, and my wife was expecting our first child. My daughter was nine months old before I held her in my arms but I thank God for that. 

Name: Charles Newcomb Website: Charles Newcomb, Freelance Writer From: Colorado Time: 2000-04-10 09:08:03
Comments: I've looked at the guestbook several times a week for more than a year now, and I'm constantly impressed by the number of visitors who seem to be young people trying to find information on what Vietnam veterans endured. This is very heartwarming, indeed. I've noticed many of these visitors are seeking places to find more information. I've e-mailed many of them, but thought I'd post this link for others who might be curious. It is an interview with General Westmoreland I did for the American Legion Magazine two years ago. And for my fellow veterans out there who might be curious about what "The Boss" is up to these days, you might find it interesting, too. By the way, Westy is still alive and kicking -- at 87, he still takes daily walks around the Old Historic District in Charleston. Anyway, here's the link -- http://www.legion.org/pubs/1997/domino6.htm Anybody had the nerve to drink one of those nasty Ballentine's Beers in the last 30 years? That stuff was nombah ten! 

Name: Erin Hanna From: Quad Cities, IL Time: 2000-04-09 18:53:24
Comments: I am working on a persuasive paper on the manner in which the Vietnam Vets were treated when they returned home. Your site has given me a lot of information. If anyone has a story they would like to share, or some information they would like to pass on, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Erin 

Name: Cassandra R. Morgan From: Wide Ruins, Arizona Time: 2000-04-09 10:04:41
Comments: I am the Commander of the Wide Ruins Veterans Organization. Just surfing the web for my Veterans at home. We have all sorts of heros from every erea. Any vet infor just sent to P.O. Box 367 Chambers, Az 86502 

Name: James E Carter From: Conway, Ar Time: 2000-04-06 21:27:39
Comments: Im doing this for my husband...so hope I have this right...58th Battalion.....68th Group....2nd Med. Disp. Long Bein 67 68 served 18 months.... 

Name: Trevor Chickosky From: California Time: 2000-04-06 21:34:01
Comments: all i know is what i am told...but that doesn't change what the brave soldiers did in Vietnam, neither does the debate of if it is right or wrong. Personally, i wonder if i would be so brave as to keep going on like the thousands of soldiers in Vietnam did; especially with my best friends dieing left and right. I say to everyone who served in this or any war thank you and may you be rewarded in some way for your deeds. 

Name: Paul Plaster From: Chisago City, MN Time: 2000-04-06 13:35:22
Comments: I am too young to have fought in Vietnam. Hell, I am too young to know about it, beyond what I read in school, and watch on television. But what went on was wrong. All of the :-) the veterans had to deal with. I don't know what I could have done. I want to know what was done. More specifically, I would like to know about Hill 937. What the :-) was that about? 

Name: Nick Benedix From: Hanover Park, IL Time: 2000-04-06 13:00:43
Comments: I'm doing a research paper on America's involvement in the Vietnam War. I'm not done with it yet so if there vietnam vets that would like to share their time spent in vietnam my e-mail is always open. If there any vets in the Chicagoland area i'd like to talk to them face to face Thanks, Nick 

Name: Nick Benedix From: Hanover Park, IL Time: 2000-04-06 13:09:18
Comments: I'm doing a research paper on America's involvement in the Vietnam War and i really enjoyed this site Thanks, Nick 

Name: RICHARD BURNS From: NORTH BEACH MD./P O BOX 222 Time: 2000-04-06 09:09:32
Comments: MY DAD WAS A VIETNAM VET DIED JULY 4 1983 ONLY 48YRS OLDI AM A DESERT STORM VET HAVE GWS. WHAT EVER THAT IS. (NOW).I AM GOING HELL WITH VA. IN BALTIMORE,MD. NOW.I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY DADS WORDS (BETWEEN THE LINES)SUCK IT UP, DRIVE ON. RICH BURNSTHANKS 

Name: Bruce Calhoun From: Longview, WA Time: 2000-04-02 02:09:56
Comments: I was with NAVSUPACT Danang 1965-1966, LCU 1498 

Name: Dorsey F. Sapp From: Morgantown, W.V. Time: 2000-04-01 20:49:45
Comments: Would like to hear from other sentry dog handlers from the 212th M.P. Co. that were in Vietnam from Dec '67 to Dec. '68. Great web site. 

Name: mario warnaar Website: Horus' website Referred by: Just Surfed On In From: the netherlands Time: 2000-04-01 04:22:35
Comments: Very interesting and good-looking "War Dog" website, enjoyed my stay. HAve learned a lot, thanks.
I'm a former Royal Netherlands Air Force K-9 doghandler and worked at Soesterberg AFB. The 32nd TFS "Wolfhounds" of the USAF was stationed at that base untill 1994.

Name: walt shipley From: owensville, ohio Time: 2000-03-31 10:27:43
Comments: I often wonder what happened to my army family after I came home. I found one guy after 32 years. If anyone knows me, I hope God has blessed you for what you have given so long ago. 

Name: kathleen freeman From: CT Time: 2000-03-31 09:13:19
Comments: I am using this site as a part of a teaching unit for a high school class. Any information about Vietnam or even a e-mail interaction with someone during this unit would be helpful. 

Name: Don Fischer From: Grand Forks, ND Comments: Viet. Vet. Thanks for a great site! 

ame: Tselepakis Haralambos  From: Thessaloniki, Greece Time: 2000-03-31 02:50:41
Comments: A wonderful site about the Vietnam veterans and about the Vietnam war. Because the subject interests me and because I have seen a lot of internet pages about the Vietnam war it is my personal belief that this is the best of the rest. God bless the veterans 

Name: Bill Peck From: Williamsburg, Pa. Retired in Jacksonville, N.C. Time: 2000-03-30 17:25:49
Comments: MCRD,PI, PLT 234 1965, RVN BCo 1/4 Aug67toAug68, Beirut/Granada 2/8, 82to84, Desert Shield/Storm 3/2, Aug90toApr91. Was reconing the net for some old salts I've served with and came across your site, Very moving. SEMPER FI! 

Name: kelvin do From: Vietnam Time: 2000-03-30 14:26:04
Comments: I was too young to see the war. I really appreciate everything you did over there. It must be very hard to travel half of the world to fight communists in such a strange place. My father and uncles fought that war too. I visit the VietNam Memorial in Washington DC a lot and still feel emotional every single time. Take care and may god bless you all. 

Name: Dana Kilner From: Xenia, Ohio Time: 2000-03-29 09:41:25
Comments: This site seemed to be very ineresting. My sympathies to the loved ones of those that died 
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: jennifer chambers From: atlanta, ga Time: 2000-03-28 09:03:16
Comments: I just wanted to say thanks for every thing that you guy's did and fought for!! It means alot to people like me! 
Name: ENRIQUE RAWSON A. Time: 2000-03-27 16:40:07
Comments: I WILL LIKE TO CONTACT SOME OF MY BODYS IN VIET NAM I WAS THER EN 1968/69.. IN PHU LOI AND IN BEIN HOA.. IN THE ARMY HELICOPTER GENERAL SUPPORT COMPANY 
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: Madelyn Website: DOTSON'S PURPLE HEART From: Ohio Time: 2000-03-27 01:29:03
Comments: Wonderful web page and links.!! I've spent quite a while here. I have to admit I have never given thought to war dogs, I guess I just wasn't aware of them, but I am now thanks to your link. I will be back to read more about them. I found your web site by typing in a search for military pages. My father was KIA during WWII in Aachen, Germany and I'm still hoping to find someone that might have known him or was there at the same time and can give me more information.
Please visit "Dotson's Purple Heart"..a tribute to my father.
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: Andrew Malmsjoe From: Sweden Time: 2000-03-25 14:05:01
Comments: Interesting page about a sad war. Good that the memory of the veterans is kept alive. 
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: Douglas K. Bullwinkel Website: EasyLoans4Homes.com From: Napa/Walnut Creek California Time: 2000-03-24 12:16:58
Comments: Sometimes we feel like we're alone but your site reminds us that there are still a lot of us out there that haven't forgotten. Doug Bullwinkel, USMC Vietnam Vet 

Name: Jessi Gustafson From: Student at Itasca Community College-Grand Rapids,Mn Time: 2000-03-22 11:40:27
Comments: Chose to do 15 different term papers on the Vietnam Conflict. I'm 25 and most of the people my own age have no clue as to what it was. Writing for Expository Writing. My step father is a vet-navy. Surfed onto your site for more indepth information to try to educate myself as well as others. 

Name: darcy l wolbaum From: holdingford mn Time: 2000-03-22 11:02:07
Comments: i think this site is just great. i wish i would have had it when i was in high school 

Name: Speaking Turtle Website: Speaking Turtle an Abenaki Man From: Florida Time: 2000-03-21 21:44:21
Comments: Wonderful site.I am in Awe and will be back.I especially like so far the comment about Hanoi Jane.I am very proud to be an Ameican and served in the Navy 1974-78>People tell me to let it go but as a Son of a Purple Heart Recipient and Former POW I can never forget the dishonor she did by being with the enemy.Please visit my site there is a lot there.Please click onto CJWMyHero it is a link to my dads Memorial Site.While at my site pleas be so kind as to sign my guestbook 

Name: Lyle Fritchey From: Coulterville Ca Time: 2000-03-21 13:55:04
Comments: Nice site vet of Cap Marines Alpha 1 {phu bai} 

Name: Charles Philo From: union city,mi. Time: 2000-03-21 09:48:35
Comments: I think that the United States are the ones that could of won the Vietnam War. I feel sorry for the people that was in ietnam. Your friend charles philo 

Name: PETER DOWD From: Marshfield Ma Time: 2000-03-19 00:09:23
Comments: great site was in vietnam red beach danang 1966-1967 with mcb1 would like to hear from anyone keep up this great site for veterans 

Name: Jim Byrnes From: San Francisco Time: 2000-03-17 12:02:58
Comments: Wonderful site! Served with mud boats on Bassac River. I was an HM2. It is a very powerful site with many memories. I will return to it many times. Thank you for all your devoted work to keep the site so informative. Keep it up! Jim 

Name: Michael P. Sherman Time: 2000-03-17 10:06:48
Comments: Hi to all "real vietnam veterans"! Whether disabled, color of skin, birth place, etc. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!!!! 

Name: Daniel Garvis From: East Moline, IL Time: 2000-03-16 11:03:52
Comments: I was recommended this site by a fellow vet. It has been a help in my continual healing from the war. I have visited it not less than 5 times. Please don't ever end or lose this site. 

Name: Ernie Vaughn From: Burlington Iowa Time: 2000-03-15 23:56:32
Comments: What a wonderful web site I served with Bravo Co.1st.Bn. 1st Marines 1st.Platoon Jan68 - Feb69 Semper FI to all my Marine Brothers Ernie Vaughn 

Name: Arthur A Kaczenski From: Erving Ma Time: 2000-03-15 10:44:31
Comments: I was with the 510th eng co 1965 Viet Nam good job on this page 

Name: simon cladingboel Website: remember From: leeds - England Time: 2000-03-14 08:58:11
Comments: I am doing a piece of work on the Vietnam war as part of my degree at university. I have a always been facinated by the war and what it stood for if anyone could send me any information or stories from there war experiences I would bevery greatful 

Name: John Budzinsky From: Grove, Oklahoma Time: 2000-03-13 10:05:00
Comments: I served with the U.S. Navy, Naval Support Activity, Danang from Nov. 1, 1967 until 1 Nov.,1968. I started out at Camp Tien Sha and transferred to the Stone Elephant Officers Club in downtown Danang. I enjoyed seeing your photos of the area which brought many old memories back to me. I have a few photos of the area which are similar. I would like to thank you for sharing with us these memories, and to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. 

Name: Gy Dave Website: Frame Time From: Willow Grove, PA Time: 2000-03-13 07:51:08
Comments: Please check out my web site http://frametime.net as I specialize in flag displays for Veterans. As stated in your profile: "Poor is a nation that has no heroes. Shameful is a nation that has heroes and forgets them. No nation can long survive without pride in its traditions." This is what we "Americans" are all about..."one nation, under God, Indivisible" Semper Fi Dave Shirley GySgt USMC (Ret) 

Name: Seth L. Jones From: Tacoma, Wa. Time: 2000-03-11 11:56:26
Comments: served with delta battery 2 12 3rd. marines 1967 68 any one out ther that was there? love your site 

Name: MAJOR EDWARD From: ORANGEVALE, CA Time: 2000-03-10 21:59:20
Comments: I'M A VETERAN,AND A MEMBER OF THE VFW, THATS ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. THANK YOU 

Name: Chester C. Clah Website: Indian teed off From: Farmington,N.M. Time: 2000-03-09 15:20:27
Comments: I was stationed with the nsf police out of camp tien sha in danang april 1970-71. Would like to locate old buddies ronald shimitz of Kansas,Steve Wanamaker of Kansas,Simon Gasca of Texas,Larry Goad of Oklahoma City,and Robert Reveria of Texas. If you're out there swabbies,contact me at c_clah@yahoo.com 

Name: bill jenkins From: quincy,mass.[now live in australia] Time: 2000-03-09 02:33:08
Comments: bill jenkins,was with the 20 tass dasc in danang,transferred to nha trang to dasc there. controlled most of the stingers ,gunships and the infamous agent orange sorties ,we also cleared most of the targets in 2 corps,was a bad boy and was transfered to pleicue [spelling is bad] like to hear from any of the former DASC PEOPLE DURING THE APRIL TO FEB 69 THANKS BILL 

Name: Jeffrey K Crace From: Kentucky Time: 2000-03-07 17:13:08
Comments: As a veteran myself(Desert Storm), I truly support this page and all it stands for. I want all Veterans to know, you have all my love and support. 

Name: David A. Lozier From: Washington State Time: 2000-03-06 01:51:40
Comments: NSA DANANG 68-69 Camp Tien Sha, Elephant Beach Post office, China Beach, Vietnam Nov 1968-1969, 100% Disabled. Just can't shake the heart ache. Went back SE Asia and lived N. Thailand by Mekong 8 more years , Homes not here for me. Bunkered in and don't want to change. Danang sucks! The USN and The VA do too. What can I say? Think I'll live in Thailand??????? 

Name: james larry martin From: Aurora Illinois Time: 2000-03-06 00:30:56
Comments: Seabees oct 66 to oct 67 at DABS (DaNang Air Base Shop) Builder 3rd class. Nickname "Weasel". stationed with 1st marines PM Batt. at north end of runway. Midway Island 67-68. San Nicholas Island 68-69. 

Name: Eric Graewert From: Grand Rapids Minnesota Time: 2000-03-05 19:19:41
Comments: I am currently enlisted in the USN and would just like to give you and everyone that served during Vietnam and all other wars a heartfelt Thankyou. Sometimes I feel as though the civilian population of the United States just doesn't realize how much military members give of themselves, and take from their families, to give to the government and the citizens of this great nation. Thankyou 

Name: Nicholas Demos From: Maine 1st now Texas Time: 2000-03-01 22:54:46
Comments: It was very nice to see all the comments made by the many veterans on this site. It wiil give me many new peers to commmunicate to. Good fortune and bless you all Nicholas