Military Memories/wardogs.com guestbook entries January 2000

Name: Gael Montana Website: HILL COUNTRY VETERANS COUNCIL From: Texas Hill Country Time: 2000-01-31 19:56:04
Comments: Please offer some feedback to our new HILL COUNTRY VETERANS COUNCIL website! We believe VETERANS are not disposable in this throw-away society. Together, we can make a difference. Together we kept our promise, now it's their turn. Help us stop the alarming trend toward the obsolescence of Veteran Health Care....spread the word, and we can all support one another! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Gael Montana, webmaster, HCVC http://www.ktc.net/hcvc 

Name: Geoff Goodman From: Denver, CO Time: 2000-01-31 19:32:31
Comments: I enjoyed your pictures, especially those of Monkey Mountain. I was :-) igned to the 6924th Security Squadron, USAF, during January 1969 to December 1969. I worked at Monkey Mountain for about six weeks. I remember watching AC-47 gunships working around the perimeter of Danang mainbase at night. Awesome view! Best regards to you and fellow Vietnam vets. Geoff Goodman 

Name: Ricard A . Jones From: Easton, Pa. Time: 2000-01-30 03:40:26
Comments: As a fellow VietNam vet, I commend you for a great job on this site. enjoyed my visit here. stirs a lot of memmories of old, yet we go on. May God Bless all of us. Richard A. Jones cm-3 U.S.Navy Seabees Da Nang 1969-70 

Name: DANNY RAY WOOD From: NORTH CAROLINA Time: 2000-01-29 03:40:05
Comments: I SERVED IN DA NANG (CAMP FAULKNER)FROM OCT1971-APRIL1972 WITH THE 196TH LIB F-TROOP 17TH CAV. I ALSO SERVED NEAR CHU LAI (FIREBASE PROFESSIONAL)FROM AUG.1971-OCT1971 WITH AMERICAL CoC 4th Bn 3d Inf. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. GREAT SITE. 

Name: Dan Garvis From: Illinois Time: 2000-01-27 21:49:19
Comments: I am a Vietnam Veteran and have become proud of it 3 years ago as I cleaned up my substance abuse problem. The more healing I see from the war the more it affects me in a very positive way. I sure appreciate everything that is all being done like the Web Sights. I just discovered 3 of them today & yesterday. I also appreciate the guestbook where I can share a word or two with whoever is reading this and most of all thanks for being there. Thanks for everything. 

Name: JB LEVINE Website: NEVER FORGET NEVER From: FT LAUD FLORDIA Time: 2000-01-27 05:44:50
Comments: JB LEVINE RM2 US NAVY 62 to 68 SERVED CHU LAI AND HAIPONG RIVER. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN NEVER FORGET THIS G-D AWFUL WAR> I LOST A LOT OF BUDDIES AND THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED IN VEIN> IT WAS FOR THE FUTURE CHILDREN OF AMERICA> I WOULD NEVER GO BACK>TO VISIT CHARLIE>HELL NO I WAS A HUNTER KILLER>I DONT FIGHT CHARLIE>I KILL THEM>>>>>>>>>NEVER FORGET>TEACH YOUR KIDS 

Name: Bill Sherbondy From: Pennsylvania Time: 2000-01-26 19:45:45
Comments: U.S.M.C. danang 68-69 NSA hospital marine security, hill 327 ammo dump when it blew up. Keep It Alive, SIMPER FI. 

Name: James Franklin Hare From: Crossville, TN Time: 2000-01-26 16:03:41
Comments: I am an ex-POW.The Army has no record of this and have put the burden of proof on me. I don't want to remember anything from there. Does anyone remember me? I was imprisoned south of Benwar from 1967-'69.I am also known as Rabbitt.I am Cherokee. Please help. 

Name: Craig Stanfield From: Savannah, Ga Time: 2000-01-26 14:52:20
Comments: Being a K-9 Handler, I wish that all the k-9 could have come home. They just weren't dogs they were companions and your partner. 


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: George Lowther From: Austin, Texas Time: 2000-01-26 06:23:59
Comments: Great site! I especially like the "Real" China Beach photos. I was at NSA, DaNang in '66 & '67. I was the Radioman on the YFU 67. It was a cargo craft that could travel at blistering speeds up to 18 knots-if the wind was with us. One night we actually had to turn around and return to DaNang Harbor...the wind was too strong and we were going backwards-with all three engines full ahead. We carried cargo, ammo, personnel, etc. from DaNang to Hue and Dong Ha. I wonder if anyone has ever heard of Tiger Island, in the South China Sea, just north of the Cua Viet River mouth? We had gone to far north that morning (December 18, 1966)and exchanged rounds with an NVA shore battery. They had artillery and mortars, we had two 20mm machine guns (and small arms). Nothing serious hit us and we did make it back to the Cua Viet. The photos of Tien Sha, Monkey Mountain, Bridge Ramp, etc. brought back some memories. Any photos of the White Elephant in DaNang? A point of interest - Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys) was stationed at the White Elephant in DaNang during that time ('66 &'67). I never saw him, but I heard a lot about him. Thank you! Great site! George 

Name: Marvin J. Vanoosten From: Polo Ill. Time: 2000-01-25 16:39:28
Comments: served usmc-phu bai,8/66-11/68. enjoyed your site!I'll visit agin, THANKS and SEMPER FI! 

Name: John Syslo From: Ravenna Ohio Time: 2000-01-24 13:04:49
Comments: I was glad to see that there are sill some that want to be part of somthing that at the time was somthing contray to what others wanted. 

Name: Breck E. Michael From: London, Ohio Time: 2000-01-24 01:24:24
Comments: Served in nam 67-68, Danang West Security Medical Evacuation June 68 to Japan, lost all photos, Brings back lots of memories. Great Site Thanks!!!!!!!! 

Name: Boyd Hammer From: Plain City, Utah Time: 2000-01-23 18:25:19
Comments: Really enjoyed your web site. I worked as a longshore-man at deep water pier and lived over at camp Tien-shaw Oct.68- Oct.69 

Name: TANYA JENKINS From: MEDFORD, OREGON Time: 2000-01-23 05:52:02
Comments: I'M REALLY GLAD YOU HAVE A WEB PAGE FOR VETERAN'S. IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO OUR YOUTH TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR COUNTRY. 


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: Brandi Gates From: Kansas Time: 2000-01-23 04:19:09
Comments: Talking with my kids about Vietnam and thought maybe they should read some of the stories about life in Vietnam. All they hear is what they learn in school, so we've been going from different web sites reading stories and looking at pictures. My kids are starting to get an idea of how vets were treated when they left and when they got home. For whatever reason I think that is important. 

Name: John Buresh Website: John's Place (with country music links) From: Minnesota (living in Holland) Time: 2000-01-22 23:29:51
Comments: Great site.. I will be p :-) ing this one on to some of the other Americans here in Holland. John 

Name: CARRIE RIVERS From: ABBEVILLE ALABAMA Time: 2000-01-22 21:48:44
Comments: THANKS FOR SETTING UP A SITE FOR VIETNAM VETERANS. MY DAD AND UNCLE BOTH SERVED. 

Name: Andrew Mack From: England, United Kingdom Time: 2000-01-22 16:58:48
Comments: I have just watched the War Dogs do :-) entary and I am moved by the devotion the handlers and dogs had to each other. I think that the inhumane way the dogs were treated by the US government after the handlers were sent home is yet another one of their shameful incidents of the Vietnam War. These were animals not equipment and deserved more than officials who decided their fate are probably able to comprehend. I have been to the War Dogs website and I cannot understand how a memorial for these "unforgotten" heroes can be refused. However, I hope that you are successful in finding a site for this memorial. 

Name: Suzie From: Rhode Island Time: 2000-01-22 12:29:51
Comments: I work at a college, and I found 3 dogtags in the trash that said WAR DOGS David Glen Eisley Gone but not forgotten and it gave the web site, and said to check the #'s you may win something. I thought War Dogs was the name of a band or something. So i surfed on and found this. Very interesting! I know a few vets friends and reletives who I am going to p :-) this site on to. One wrote a poem about Nam and maybe he will send it to you. Good luck with your "mission". Suzie 

Name: russell barrow From: army brat born in germany Time: 2000-01-22 08:41:13
Comments: my father66-67 and brother67-68 served in vietnam- I joined in 73 9th inf and ist ad-wanted to go with my dad but obviously too young-my sister's friends in the army took care of me during those years after my dad returned and I am very gratedful---made me more determined when I enlisted in 73 but was a little depressed by april 75----take care 

Name: Spc. Chadd Oswalt From: Loudonville, OH duty station: Ft. Campbell, KY Time: 2000-01-21 09:02:52  Comments: Your pain is shared among many. 

Name: Julia Time: 2000-01-20 22:55:05
Comments: My daughter is currently doing research for a history project/presentation on the war for her sixth grade cl :-) . Thank you for sharing your experiences with her. May all of the World's youth learn......and remember. 

Name: Hannah From: Penarth (outside Cardiff, Wales) Time: 2000-01-20 22:00:40
Comments: I feel for all the families and friends of all those injured, dead or missing in this horrific war. Some of the photos were extremely moving,
I only hope we never have a repeat of this seemingly pointless war. 

Name: Daniel Pitts From: Pennsylvania Time: 2000-01-20 17:48:58
Comments: Great site.With work like this our fallen veterans will NEVER be forgotten. 

Name: Walton V. Linder From: Oneonta, Alabama Time: 2000-01-20 17:36:25
Comments: Great website, enjoyed the DaNang photos, was at Red Beach with MCB-3 "A" Co. 68-69 

Name: Joe Farias Jr. From: Hawaii Time: 2000-01-18 00:55:54
Comments: Good job - that you have created- keep up the good work- I want to share with 25 Viet-nam Vets that I found after 31 years- Disposition Form dated July 4, 69- I served up An-khe from July 68- August 69- I'm 50 yrs. old now- and thanks for letting me share this infornation on your guestbook- Aloha Joe Farias Jr. Hilo, Hawaii- other e-mail keokekoa@hotmail.com and keokekoa@Justice.com 

Name: the moe-canic From: kentucky Time: 2000-01-16 03:26:38
Comments: served at campholloway in 1971 and 1972 i like any vietnam web page thanks 

Name: Jim McCarthy From: Moberly Mo. Time: 2000-01-15 18:05:30
Comments: I was at Marble Mt. air facility Apr.68-June 70- I was in the OV-1 army unit across the runway from MAG -16. I enjoyed the photos and will show my wife Danang area I personally don't have any photos so this is a great site Thank you. 

Name: Roy Wagoner From: Dallas Texas Time: 2000-01-13 20:33:55
Comments: God bless all of the veterans of the Vietnam War. I Love You Roy Wagoner 

Name: JOHN D LEPORE EO2 Time: 2000-01-13 00:22:57
Comments: Been searching for years trying to find Night Cargo drivers from NSA Danang 66-67 now they found me!!!!!! 

Name: Sudipta Chanda Website: britannica.com From: New Delhi, India Time: 2000-01-12 05:18:53
Comments: Dear Sir, Your cause is noble and successful. And I quite agree with you there when you say, 'shameful is a nation that has heroes and forgets them'. Keep up the good work. Regards, Sudipta Chanda 

Name: d.k. From: phoenix, az Time: 2000-01-11 19:19:08
Comments: i was going to the war dogs site. i have bought the video & watched the discovery channel special. as an owner, breeder & lover of german shepherd dogs, i have much empathy for the soldiers who left their trusted k-9 friends/partners behind. i grew up with the vietnam war & many of my older cousins are married to viet vets. i am very proud of our viet vets. 

Name: Bobby E Sapp From: Hawkinsville Ga Time: 2000-01-10 20:18:55
Comments: Would like to locate marines serving in Da Nang arriving March 15, 1965 :-) igned to 3rd Data Processing Platoon 

Name: Allen Collins From: wichita, kansas Time: 2000-01-09 20:04:17
Comments: Chu-Lai 1968-69 USN, Naval Suply activity Detachment CS3 now the rate is MS Got out of Navy after my tour in viet-nam was up and missed the navy for 17 years, Went back in the reserves in 1985 and back to active duty in 89 as a reserve recruiter was medicaly discharged with a nerve diaese in97. and have been fighting the V.A. ever sence 

Name: Steve Mason From: Long Island New York Time: 2000-01-08 19:11:11
Comments: I was with India co. 3/26 Marines from 1969/1970. Spent time guarding Namo bridge and HivonP :-) .Would like to see some pictures of these areas.Great page Semper Fi 

Name: Veronica Staunton From: Melbourne ,Australia Time: 2000-01-07 06:43:49
Comments: YOUR SITE IS FANTASTIC I'm an ex RAAF brat ,my dad was in the airforce ,and I grew up hearing about the Vietnam War from his friends who were there. The way they'd talk about those days (The heat ,the smells ,the apalling conditions ,the friendships made ,and those left behind) ,have made a lasting impact.........I don't know if we should have been there or not ,all I know is that every soldier who went should have been treated with respect and dignity on returning home......It makes me so sad the way Vietnam Vets were treated........I will never forget your sacrifice ,nor will my children... 

Name: T. Roberts From: Cortland, NY / Mesa, AZ Time: 2000-01-07 01:33:52
Comments: I'm a 36 year old high school American history teacher trying to find a film clip on the death of a T.V. reporter killed while doing an interview of a GI in Vietnam. The reporter stepped on a land mine while walking along interviewing an American soldier. The terrible tragedy is captured by the camera. I regret to say that I don't have any other information at this time, but I am just beginning my search. It was suggested, if not recommended, for viewing by a Professor at Arizona State University while I was taking a graduate class on the Vietnam War. I am also pursuing that lead as well, but have been told that the library at that college no longer has the film. I would appreciate any information anyone would have on the subject, or connection to anyone who might know where to acquire that information. Thank you very much for your time and efforts. 

Name: Frank Lochwood From: Whiting, New Jersey Time: 2000-01-05 15:17:18
Comments: Was with Camp Tien Sha Security Police, April '68-'69 after WestPac cruise on USS Constellation (then CVA-64). Radio code name was Derringer Bravo. We were housed in the barracks almost directly across from the PX swimming pool and served watches on the perimeter and at all installations on the :-) ula One day I may get around to finding and posting the dozens of photos I have of the Camp, Deep Water Pier, Monkey Mountain and China Beach. Great site...tons of bitter sweet memories. 

Name: Thomas W Spear Sr, From: Aberdeen Md. Time: 2000-01-04 23:04:28
Comments: I served in nam 1967 to 1968 and it is still hard for me and i turned 50 last year