Military Memories/wardogs.com guestbook entries 2001

Sunday 12/30/2001 0:14:24am  Name:  Owen Herzberg  E-mail: excopp@juno.com Location:  Salem, Oregon
Comments:  Boy, this brought back some memories. I also have some of the same photos...even the one from inside the barracks! I was in Camp tien Sha from March of 68 to March of 69. Red Beach blew up, Bridge Ramp Blew up, the Triangle Blew and took some friends with it. Frenchy, Mike Dearth, Dave Drew, where are you?
Later went to the rivers...YFU 1481 to Cua Viet, Dong Ha, Hue and places unknown.
You have a great site...keep up the good work! Thank you.
Signed, alive, well and doing good.  
Thursday 12/20/2001 2:25:41pm  Name: Ed Holzworth E-mail: meholzworth@hotmail.com Location:  Camp Tien Sha 1968-1969
Comments:  lost some friends at bridge ramp,we all barracked together at Camp Tien Sha. I worked at Ferry Landing. Our barracks was also hit by a rocket that night   
Sunday 12/09/2001 4:52:48pm  Name:  David Faulkner  E-mail: dafturbo@yahoo.com Location:  San Diego, California
Comments:  Was with the 329th Trans. Co.(heavy boat) aboard LCU 1575, class of '68. We hauled ammo up the Perfume and Cua Viet rivers in support of the Marines and 101st division. Excellent job on the site!
Friday 12/07/2001 6:53:36pm  Name:  Alan French  E-mail:  afr3003426@aol.com
Comments: Wondering if you worked at the ice plant. got hit by a few rockets one night in Oct or Nov 68.
 Cant remember if anyone got hurt. Left Dec. 23 68. NSA Da Nang, CBMU 301 Dong Ha CBMU 301-B
Khe Sanh, LZ Stud, Quang Tri. Have lots of color slides
Thursday 12/06/2001 3:40:37pm  E-mail: dan_ibex@bellsouth.net Location:  Miami, Florida
Comments:  Camp Tien Sha 1967 to 1968. USN Support
Unit. TET Offensive party animal. Marble Mountain, Hill 327, Tien Sha Ramp
rainy nights and fire fights. Thanks for the memories. I screamed when I found this site. I was there and walked those roads. I lived it. It took me about two years to come to terms with it but I did it. It was not a real war. It was a military industrial complex dream. Billions of dollars went to companies whose directors were ex-generals and Pentagon deal makers. To all the young souls that never had a chance to live, marry and dream. We love you men and will never forget you.
Sunday 12/02/2001 8:16:42pm  Name:  Dwight Thomas Powers  E-mail: dtjp@aol.com
Comments:  Long Beach, N.Y
Comments:  Thank you for your work on this site. I do check in from time to time. You have many of the same photos as I do.I dodged many a rocket and filled many a sandbag at Camp Books,Red Beach. Your site brings it all back for me, and it wasn't all bad. I was proud to have served with some of the finest our military has to offer-Marines and Navy Corpsmen ! I am a proud Marine Vietnam Veteran and so are you. Semper Fi  
Monday 11/12/2001 7:12:10pm  Name:  Joseph E. Whimple  E-mail: speed@phonewave.net Location:  Fallon, Nevada
Comments:  As a Marine I find sites like this one of the greatest importance. We cannot forget our dead and we cannot forget the ones who have not come home. The efforts of this page keep that alive. I was with 2/9 in 1971 as a BltLdTeam in Nam. We need to do all we can to force the issue of bringing home those who are still in Nam. This site keeps them all in our hearts and minds but even more keeps them alive. Semper Fi Marines and all who ride with the Marines M/C.
Friday 11/09/2001 7:55:15pm  Name:  Michelle Donahue E-mail: positivepurpose@juno.com Location:  Florida, USA
 Comments: This site is a wonderful site to honor our soldiers. I just want to take a moment to speak a word of thanks for those who are now fighting to keep us free from terrorism, and would like to offer an idea for those of us who have been frustrated because we don't feel like we have the power to "do" anything of any significance to help the situation. We've all gone through the shock, the denial, the grief, and now the anger over September 11th. In order to begin healing as a nation, we NEED to do something with purpose and express our feelings in a tangible way. So my husband and I came up with an unusual idea for a monument that can be easily built by getting all the everyday freedom lovers to act together. It would be simple, yet rewarding, and become a positive part of history that would say, "We the people did this, together!" It will honor those who died, the soldiers who fight, and the freedom we love. Take a look at our idea and see what you think. www.OperationShoestring.com We want this shoestring monument to be for the people, and by the people. We ARE America, after all. God Bless this nation, and may He help us find peace amidst the sorrow.
Friday 11/09/2001 8:35:58am  Name:  Jona Hall  E-mail: fh_jhall@seovec.org
Comments: I was fascinated by all the pictures on this page. I think it is a wonderful dedication to all the heroes that served during the Vietnam War. My father in law served in the Red Beach area during 1968-1969. I enjoy talking with him about his experiences and learning what it was like to be in Vietnam. It was neat to see someone have some of the same pictures of Monkey Mountain and the "Crash" that he has shared with me. I admire all who served and think highly of the sacrafices you made
Friday 11/09/2001 2:15:55am  Name:  Tony Accavallo  E-mail: acca@warwick.net
Comments: I was in Nam in 1967-1968 I worked in DAta Processing Department--Supply, Loved your web site.After 35 years I am now starting to be proud that I went and that I am a veteran. Thank you for the site. Take Care
Thursday 11/08/2001 7:32:21pm  Name: Gene Location: MN
Comments: Was in MCB one during 66. We const. Red Beach & FLC. 2 cans of warm flagstaff beer aday. We got are beer ration from under a tent after we worked 14 hours. Slept on old Army cots,Sand everywhere,fly's nearly drove me crazy.The smell of viet nam would make any mule puke.I have only one good menory of the place & that's flying out,heading home on a C-130 for Davisville,RI
Wednesday 11/07/2001 12:40:32am  Name:  Joe Arnaud  E-mail: oseph.R.Arnaud@usace.army.mil Location:  Rock Island, Illinois
Comments: I served at DaNang from April 1968 until April 1969. I was a Sgt in the U.S.A.F. living in Camp DaNang near the runway. I was in the barracks closest to the U.S.A.F. Hospital. I worked in the 366th Supply Squadron. Five of my fellow Airmen died in June 1969 with a direct hit from a rocket attack on the supply building on the south side of the base
Friday 11/02/2001 9:11:29am  Name:  Danielle and Karli  Location: England
Comments:  This website was brilliant and full of useful info. We'll visit again, God Bless, c u l8rs. Bye peeps  
Sunday 10/28/2001 10:32:35pm  Name:  George B Wyman E-mail: gwyman@exploremaine.com Location:  Maine Town Wilton
Comments: I was stationed in Dang Jan 1968 to Feb 1969.I was at head quarters with the M.P . We had a place called Folsom prison.Ialso worked the gate down by 1st recon and also out on route one,waye city,1st med.Than went to Hill 55 to kilo 3/7 in around Sept when they got wiped out also worked the pow camp there at time.would like to here from any of you that was there. SiFi
Tuesday 10/09/2001 7:20:28pm  Name:  Andrew Balus  E-mail: amb3cog@hotmail.com Location:  Newport RI
Comments: I found this site while looking for info on the TV show 'China Beach', which much to my dismay. Is no longer on The History Channel every night. I would just like to thank you so much for the photos. I've never seen images that seemed so "real" before. Sure I've seen even graphic TV news reels, but not actual Veterans photos. As I get older (I'm 29) I'm slowly realizing how tragic war really is, and sincerely hope you somehow got through it all the best you could. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all US service men/women, and would just like to give a big "thank you" from the bottom of my heart. I do realize that freedom has a price, and do appreciate all you've done for our wonderful country. Godspeed, and god bless
Sunday 10/07/2001 11:49:14pm  Name:  Melvin Hodge  E-mail: melvin410@webtv.net Location: Oak Hill WV 
Comments:  couldn't sleep looked up China Beach there you were.Good Picts old memories There Dec 68 till Dec 69 public works was EO2 worked off piers haulling all over .Nice site!!
Wednesday 10/03/2001 2:29:54pm  Name:  Howard Morrison E-mail: craigmo_98@yahoo.com Location:  Gainesville Fl
Comments:  Great shots of Danang area especially tien shau and Monkey Mountain. I was a AF
Security Policeman on Monkey Mt from May1969 to mar 1 70. We lived topside in a wooden hootch. Ive lost most of my photos over the years. Thanks again for your site and the pictures. Really liked the China Beach shot. Boy that tv show sucks huh.
Howard Morrison
USAF Ret  
Thursday 09/20/2001 0:16:03am  Name:  LARRY M BROOKS  E-mail: sfgpa103 @WK.NET Location: Wingo, Ky
Comments:  FOR THE 240TH Avn Mad Dogs Viet Nam CPT PETTER J. RUSSELL, STEVEN M. HASTINGS AND DONALD R. FOWLER MIA I AUG 68 SVN NEVER TO FORGET 
Wednesday 09/19/2001 9:06:27pm  Name:  Terry Powers (Ichabod Crane) E-mail: tpowers391@aol.com  LOocation:  St Charles, Il
Comments: 6-1-69 to 5-15-70, USN. cruised the Cua Viet River, (Dong Ha River), on YFU-61,(maybe 62), one hit a mine, sunk and killed everyone. YFU-81 during the pullout of the Marines, which ended in Mar. '70. Last boat that ever used the river.  It sucked  
Wednesday 09/19/2001 8:09:10pm  Name:  William M.Geraghty  E-mail: Williamm@4dcomm.com Location: Ohio
Comments: I was on River Patrol from 1968-70(bag of laughs)had a PBR shot out from under me and 6 others on the crew.Next duty station same place -this time and LSMR .this LSMR was the 536 AKA " THE RAT" or the "BINJO MARU" I didn't know it at the time,but I found out the White River had the fire power of seven full sized U.S.N. Destroyers.We loaded out in Cam Rahn Bay after going up there from Da Nang.My job was "Fire Control Computers" I was in charge of 8 rocket launchers.We caught " Chuck" off guard more than once and when caught they would open up on us.One mission caught the 324 "A" and 324 "B" battalion of NVA regulars ,we wiped out over 6 thousand in 3 days.Body count was still going on when we left.This ops was not mentioned in the official Navy records of the White River in 1969 (The official Navy Records say we weren't even there;they say we apparently participated in maneuvers in Buckner Bay ,Okinawa,so there for Seal Team 3 that we also dropped into covert Ops wasn't there either.I'm going to publish this account in a book called "Fire For Effect" total combat pay equaled 21 months.Crew received Combat action ribbon;PUC:MUC:Meritorius,Two Bronze Stars and alot more.Hey,I did my job,Ohio sent its best -we zapped alot of zips.I did my job,even though they treated us real bad when we came home,I worked as a phone installer for Ohio Bell after graduating in 1966 till I enlisted in late 67 going to Nom in 68.I went home with a paper that guarenteed me my job back but they refused to rehire me,stating minority's were now being hired and took my job....Thanks alot Ohio Bell..I'll never forget that.
Wm.M.Geraghty
Wednesday 09/05/2001 5:34:34pm  Name:  Stanley Houlberg  E-mail: shoulberg@hotmail.com Name: Location: So Cal
Comments:
 I was the Quartermaster on YFU 74.
We were suppose to pick up the load of ammo at Bridge Ramp the night Milton, the craftmaster on the 78, offered to take the load for us. Our engine men were just finishing up repairs on a steering motor. Milton was also the Quartermaster I relieved when I came into Viet Nam in July of 68. I was suppose to be on mid-watch and preparing to take out the 74 the night the 78 was destroyed in our place. I would have definately been on the bridge when the attack happened, but was spared because of Milton volenteering for us. My middle daughter Katie went to Washington D.C. a couple years ago on an Outreach trip through her high school and visited the Wall for me. She took a shading of Milton's name and gave it to me when she returned home. I imediately had a chill when she placed it in my hand. I went to the Viet Nam Veteran's Casuality web site and looked up Milton's name again. I was shocked to see that Katie did the shading exactly 29 years to the day that Milton and the others had died in the rocket attack.
I frequently thank Milton and the others in my prayers for the life and family I was able to have because of their sacrifice.God Bless our Viet Nam Heros.Thank you!
Sincerely, Stan Houlberg
 
Monday 09/03/2001 9:03:12am
  Name:  Paul A. Butler  E-mail: tgbb@aselphia.net Location: Vermont
Comments: UN-F------REAL!!!!!! I was there and patrolled all the area that you showed, except for Monkey Mountain. Hai Van was a joy at times. If that is the same kid on the water buffalo, and it looks like him, we knew if we would get hit or not by his presence. If he wasn't out in the field, we would get hit. thanks for the pics. I laughed a little, and silently cried a some
Saturday 09/01/2001 4:36:07pm  Name:  MARTIN F. WAITE, MSGT, USAF RETIRED  E-mail: mwaite@neo.rr.com
Comments:  My first time was with the 1st Moble Comm Group from Clark. Installed Electronics for air fields. Both in Nam and in Thailand. Ubon & Sattihip 2nd time around after a quick tour on Iwo Jima was at DaNang with the 1982 Comm Sq. Had trips to Dong Ha and Hue/ Phu Bai areas. After 12 years, got off active, missed it and 11 years later joined USAFR. Retired last year as a 1st Sgt.  
Tuesday 08/28/2001 10:38:20pm  Name:  JOHN EDWARD MANLEY  E-mail: rnjmanley@aol.com Location:  CARSON, CALIFORNIA
Comments:  THANKS TO ALL YOU VETERANS FOR A JOB WELL DONE DURING THE VIET-NAM WAR YEARS. I WAS IN THE US NAVY DURING THE VIET-NAM WAR ABOARD THE USS WILKINSON DL-5. I AM PROUD TO BE A VETERAN OF THE VIET-NAM ERA. AND I STILL AM PROUD OF HAVING SERVED GOD AND COUNTRY. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE FREEDOM THAT WE HAVE TO LIVE IN A GREAT COUNTRY AS OURS. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
GOD BLESS.  
Tuesday 08/28/2001 1:07:16pm  Name:  Mike Fitzgerald  E-mail: guinessb@borg.com
Comments:  I served with A Troop 1/1 Armored Cavalry with the Americal Divsion in 1967 and with the First Platoon A Troop 1/4 Armored Cavalry with the First Infantry Division ( The Big Red One) 1968 as both a Tank Crewmen and Cavalry Scout.  
Sunday 08/26/2001 6:24:45am  Name:  Dave Syster "Smoke-ring" E-mail: daveandsue@yahoo.com Location:  Largo, Fla. and Bryson City, NC
Comments: I lived and worked on top of Monkey Mountain as an AF Security Police in 70-71. I spent many nights on guard sitting in bunkers. Used to pass the time away chatting on the PRC-25 BS frequency, trying to keep awake. Always looking for those I served with or talked with on the PRC 25 radio
 Saturday 08/25/2001 6:55:38pm  Name:  Frank Maughan  E-mail: applace@juno.com
Comments:
 Spent July '69-July '70 in DaNang, assigned to 7th Psyop Bn (Army, supporting III MAF HQ). Your photos replace the ones stolen from me on my way out-of-country in '70. Thanks   
Friday 08/24/2001 12:29:53am
  Name:  DENNIS (JOHN) JOHNSON E-mail: WUNKUS@MSN.COM   Location:  HARSTINE ISLAND, WA
Comments:  GREAT PHOTOS! SERVED AT TUY HOA AND AT DANANG 70-71. I WAS A USAF POL TROOP. RETIRED IN 1986. SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. JOHN   
Wednesday 08/15/2001 9:58:49am  Name:  John Rickards  E-mail: cdrscusnr@att.net Location: Fairfax, Va
Comments: NAVSUPPACT DaNang Code 4XR.1 - Shop Stores Officer. Support PW shops at Triangle (Forklifts) and China Beach
(Trucks, Generators, Building Materials). Great photos - been thinking about scanning in some of my slides and making a few web
pages of the better ones
Saturday 08/11/2001 10:14:13am  Name:  E. J. Wheeler  E-mail: RONONEVN@MILITARY.COM Location:  An Thoi 1967-1968
Comments: Former GM1 with the U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER Point Comfort (CGC82317) an 82' motorgun out of An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island (which is now a tourist beach!!). Member of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association
Tuesday 08/07/2001 9:19:07pm  Name: Roy West E-mail: roywest@barbourville.com
Comments: Can Do Seabee, Excelent site. CEC Roy West USN Retired Camp Tien Sha /China Beach oct 66/nov 67 , Bien Tuey Nav advisory group june 71 april 72. I moved into one of the new baracks right after tet of 67, I think it is the one clostest to the sewage lagoon and road in your picture. Thanks for the memories. Roy
Monday 08/06/2001 7:28:27pm  Name: Dianne E-mail: dwasson@gorge.net Location:  Chief Sez Award Page
Comments: My husband was on the PBR's in 1967 and was wounded twice. He was one of the fortunate....he lived. Your site brings back a lot of memories. Thank you for taking the time and sharing...We must never forget the men and women who sacrificed so much for the rest of us. Peace
Name:  Kenneth P. Kelly  E-mail: kpkelly@hotmail.com Location:  Mesa,Arizona 
Comments: I was let out with an HONORABLE DISCHARGE in MARCH of 1981 due to an attack of M.S. Call me crazy if you want, But I would give my right arm to be able to get back in to the CORE. I may not have been abled to stay in because of my illness, but it did not take away from me, in the way I think or honor any MAN of WOMAN that has served in the ARM FORCE. Not to mention in the UNITE STATES MARINE CORPS. Right now I am a active member of a group known as The East Valley Young Marines of Arizona. Each and every day I pray that our young men and women come back home safe. I have only one thing to say, and that is   "SEMPER FIDELIS"
Friday 08/03/2001 11:18:12am  Name:  Willis Spotts  E-mail: willisspotts52@hotmail.com Location:  Pottsville, Pa
Comments: I served in Viet Nam from Oct 68 to Nov 69 with B company 1st shore party battalion 1st Marine Div. support of the 5th Marines in Danang. Would like to hear from anyone from B Company 1st shore party battalion 1st Marine Div. Or any one who remember the Ammo dump fire in Danang. willisspotts52@hotmail.com
Friday 07/27/2001 7:47:55pm  Name:  Paul N. Hall  E-mail: nicky@mfi.ne Location: Ocola, Fla
Comments: was attached to 11th marine regt, on Freedom Hill for a couple of weeks during Nov. 1968. Was on Marble,Monkey Mountain and Hai Van doing Cartographic Mapping. Was wounded near FSB Tomahawk and med Evac. to Phu Bai, to Danang and to Ft. Benning, Ga. then to Walter Reed and Was medically retired in May 1972 from DeWitt Army Hosp. at Ft Belvoir, VA.
Friday 07/27/2001 7:25:29pm  Name:  John M. DeCillo  E-mail: getdanet1@yahoo.com Location: Chicago, Ill
Comments: Excellent site. Served at Danang airbase in the fall of '66. Weapons load crew for B-57 bombers 'till we moved south to Phan Rang. Memories of a Marine Col. Chewing my can for not having hard shoes on, on the way to the Marine BX. China beach was still nothing but sand. I remember the men stationed on the river bridge shooting at anything floating in the water. Never caught a rocket attack but they got the F4s that took our revetments right after we rotated south.
Welcome home and stay well to all who read this message. John D
Tuesday 07/24/2001 11:03:54pm  Name:  Joseph E Coats  E-mail: jcoats@nwoknet.ne Location:  Woodward Oklahoma
Comments: I stumbled onto your web page by accident and I really did enjoy it and the photo gallery. I was in Vietnam in October of 1967 to December of 1968. I was with the 3rd military police battalion USMC just outside of Danang in a place called happy valley. I would like to hear from anybody who was with the battalion during that time.Colonel Gambardella was the Co of the battalion
Tuesday 07/24/2001 5:10:08am  Name:  Tony Nacci  E-mail: leman2547@aol,com Location:  wantagh n.y
Comments:  I WAS IN CAMP TIEN SHA 8-68 TO 8-69 IN THE NAVY.I WAS A COOK THAT WORKED ON THE MOBILE FOOD TRUCK THAT FED ALL OF YOU GUYS OUTSIDE CAMP TIEN SHA. GREAT PAGE
 Sunday 07/22/2001 0:12:32am  Name:  Bob Farrar  E-mail: bfar1@msn.com Location:  Las Vegas NV   
Comments: Thanks for the memories. I served in Vietnam and then returned to work for RMK-BRJ and Philco Ford in Phu Cat, Danang and Chu Lai. I was the security administator for the China Beach complex during the military stand down.
Had a hell of a time keeping the place together as the troops departed.
Thanks again for a great site
Wednesday 07/04/2001 8:32:44am   GYSGT> ROBERT L. HOLMES USMC  E-mail: RLEATHERNECK6181@AOL.COM Location:  Riverside, Missouri
Comments: I was a planecaptain with VMFA-542 in DaNang from March-October 66 then we went to Chu Lai untill April 67. I did not see any actuall combat but I do have the peace of mind knowing thatwhen the call for air support came there was never a moments hesitation to launch the hotpad birds. Operation Georgia (66) was a good example as was the air support SSGT. JIMMY HOWARDS ReCon team got in June 66. You have a great thing going here
 Friday 06/08/2001 11:36:35am  Name:  Gerard A. Rochon  E-mail: sarg1993@hotmail.com Locaqtion:  Beaverton, OR 
Comments: Retired 1993 SFC. 2 years in Marine Corps Paris Island 3rd Battalion Platoon 3308. Spent remaining time in the Army. Units: 416th Trans Co, 3/8 Cav Germany, CSC 1-18th, 1st Avn Bde, 4-9 Cav Ft Wainwright, AK.  
Thursday 06/07/2001 10:44:42pm  Name: Don White E-mail: sgtwhite@prontomail.comLocation: Okla-City,ok
Comments:
2-time 11/65-01/67---10/68-3/12/69-grunt plt sgt-5 wounds-cib silver star 2 bronze, purple heart ,feel the coldness of the american people deeply, even more disturbed that there is a rift between those younger RA or Us combat vets and the professional officer and nco corp at least in a few cases.However am very pleased that there are many viet vet grunts from plts that I was plt sgt.ldr of that are friendly towards me  
Tuesday 06/05/2001 7:28:08pm 
Name:  Sharon Mahler  E-mail: leebaker42@yahoo.com Location: Indiana
Comments:  Sir, Your web site was beautifully done. I loved the poem " One By One We Are Coming Home". It told just how badly our boys were treated by some of the American people. My brother was one of the boys sent to Vietnam to fight a war he did not understand.But he went , he fought in the jungles and rice paddies and he came home. Some of his friends did not make it home. The poem says it all. It's not to late to say thank you to these men, women and war dogs. They had to leave most of the war dogs over in Nam. The goverment would not bring them home. I would like to believe that they would not have done this to our POW's and MIA's too. Then to not reconize what all the war did to the ones that did make it home is unforgivable of our goverment. I apologize for our nation and goverment Thanks to all of you who fought for my freedom. I'm forever in your debt.... May God Always Protect You and Keep You From Harm....Sharon Mahler
Tuesday 06/05/2001 12:25:20am  Name:  Scott Petrakis  E-mail: sjpetr@wm.edu Location:  Williamsburg, Virginia
Comments:  Sites like this one do a great service in honoring those heroes that were too-soon forgotten. From a son of a veteran-thank you for working towards a healing process that is so often impeded by those that would just assume to forget that the war occurred.
I am currently writing an honors thesis in anthropology at the College of William and Mary on veteran's experiences. If you would be willing to work with me on it, please contact me, your help would be greatly appreciated.  
Monday 06/04/2001 11:56:11pm  Name:  JESSE SMITH  E-mail: OJESSE3@AOL.COM Location:  NEWPORT BEACH
Comments:
 What I just saw brought back a flood of memories am reading a book called Fortunate Son and it's taken place around the Danang Area so I thought I would go back in time and be there again.Keep up the good work the site should get a Medal. I was Stationed at the Air Base and belonged to Fleet Air Support Unit or FASU we supported all of the Navy Planes that landed at the Air Base also VQ-1 and VAP-61 hope everyone is well and so long.
Friday 06/01/2001 6:15:02pm
  Name:  MSG(RET) CHARLES M. ROSIERE E-mail: CHUCK ROSIERE@AOL.COMLocation:  GALESBURG,ILL
Comments: I WAS STATIONS IN CHU LIA WITH CO B,8TH SUPPORT 196TH L.I.B. I WAS THERE IN JAN 68 TO JAN 69.I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ENGR SHOP THAT SUPPORTED ALL THE LINE UNIT'S IN THE 196TH L.I.B.IN JUNE OF 68 WE MOVE TO LZ BALDY.THAT WHERE I STAY UNTIL I LEFT THERE.IF ANYONE SEE THIS AND REMEMBER ME FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THIS PAGE.I ALSO WILL BE HAPPY WENT WE ARE ALL HOME FROM THERE.I'M RETIRED NOW AND ENJOYING LIFE WITH MY WIFE OF 33 YRS AND WE ARE TRAVELING IN A 33FT MOTORHOME VISITING FAMILY
Friday 06/01/2001 6:12:16pm  Name:  MSG(RET) CHARLES M. ROSIERE E-mail: ROSIERE6@MSN.COM Location:  GALESBURG,ILL
Comments: I WAS STATIONS IN CHU LIA WITH CO B,8TH SUPPORT 196TH L.I.B. I WAS THERE IN JAN 68 TO JAN 69.I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ENGR SHOP THAT SUPPORTED ALL THE LINE UNIT'S IN THE 196TH L.I.B.IN JUNE OF 68 WE MOVE TO LZ BALDY.THAT WHERE I STAY UNTIL I LEFT THERE.IF ANYONE SEE THIS AND REMEMBER ME FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THIS PAGE.I ALSO WILL BE HAPPY WENT WE ARE ALL HOME FROM THERE.I'M RETIRED NOW AND ENJOYING LIFE WITH MY WIFE OF 33 YRS AND WE ARE TRAVELING IN A 33FT MOTORHOME VISITING FAMILY
Friday 06/01/2001 6:57:34am  Name: Alien E-mail: ACOl566816@aol.com Comments: I am a former SP with the 366 SPS, Tiger Flight.I thought I had gotten over 1968-69. This site brings back a lot of memories. Yet,I am stronger because of them. Thank you.
Tuesday 05/22/2001 9:50:28pm  Name:  Jonas Sims E-mail: bigdaddy82583 Location:  Fort Myers, Florida Comments:   i am a 17 year old photographer who needed information about photography to put into my research book for school. i was really behind in my research and i told my teacher that i did know what to write about. so she told me just to write about what i was interested in and how it relates to photography. well, i had watched a LIFE magazine movie about Vietnam and i was inspired. i immediately got online and began to research. This was the first site that i entered and the last. i could not believe what unfolded before my eyes. i was amazed. i cant describe the pride that i felt from looking at this web site. i have such a greater respect for all veterans who served for our country. thank you.    The Future
Tuesday 05/22/2001 8:15:51am  Name:  Robert Aiken  E-mail: carolaiken@kvnet.org
Comments:  I am trying to locate former members of the 556th mnt co and the 562nd mnt co that was located in Thailand during 1968-1969. Or if you know of some one that servied in Thailand that may know of members of the units please let them know that i'am trying to locate them. I have located 7 to date. Thanks much.  
Monday 05/21/2001 4:29:02pm  Name:  RONALD HUGHES  E-mail: ron.hughes@house.state.tx.us Location:  AUSTIN, TX
Comments:  SERVIED IN VIETNAM WITH 2/12/25TH DIVISION CHARLIE CO. 3RD PLT. FROM MAY 1970---JULY 1970. WOUNDED JULY 31. LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED WITH ME. NICK NAME(FESTUS)
Sunday 05/20/2001 9:47:22am  Name:  Jose Melendez  E-mail: mcyno@juno.com Location:  Miami Florida
Comments:  I serve in Viet Nam 1969-1970, whit the 35 eng. 20 brg. God bless those who serve and dont forguet those who die there.
Dios sea con los que lucharon en Viet Nam y no olvidemos los que muriron  
Sunday 05/13/2001 10:43:15pm  Name:  Daine Halsey  E-mail: hdbiker@ligtel.com Location:  Topeka,Indiana
Comments: congration on the sights you have. Its agreat thing you all have going . Its great you can talk about that what was lost , but have won.You are soilders that have all fought well. You did what you were to do. You have fought for me and our country and many more. For our future Grandchildren,their children to come. God has a plan for each of us, that which we do,nt know till that time comes. We can only live out each day as a better day than we had before. God Bless you all. May the Angle of God asend apond you all, bless and keep you all. Bless you with healing internally and out. May the light of God show you peacefulness from this day forward
Friday 05/11/2001 2:34:25am  Name:  SP/4 SANDERSON E-mail: dsand694@apex.net Location: Kentucky
Comments: DONG TAM,BLACK HORSE,PHOIC VEIN,1967&1968.STILL THINK ABOUT THE ONES THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT AND ARE UNKNOWN ABOUT.ASK WHY I MADE IT. WANT TO FORGET,BUT CAN'T.THEY SAY THAT TIME HEALS,MAYBE IN SOME THINGS.THE UNKNOWN IS WHAT HURTS ABOUT THE REST OF THEM. P.O.W.& M.I.A.s
Sunday 04/15/2001 9:51:37pm  Name:  Bill Granitz  E-mail: g-mann1@prodigy.netLocation:  Allentown, Pa
Comments:  I was stationed on Monkey Mountain with MACS-4, 1967-1969. I was a mechanic in the motor pool. If you served with me or know me, please, drop me a line. P.S....It's true, pictures are worth a thousand words. SEMPER FI!!!
Wednesday 04/11/2001 10:13:52am  Name:  Phillip Wallace E-mail: mrp1148@gateway.net Location:  Columbus,Ohio
Comments:  As a Sgt.in the Army,I served in Nam in 1969.I was with 1st Bn 6th Inf 198 LIB Americal Div On 27th day of Sept.1969 I was wounded by automatic weapon fire.I just wanted to share something with you that i wrote in aug. 1969.It hurts to be a soldier,to have to say goodbye,to have to leave loved ones and see them start to cry,to be taken away to some faraway land away from the women he loves,knowing how much she will miss him,he prays she will preserve her love.Each day he raises his eyes to the heavens and begins to pray(Oh God I thank you for allowing me to live just one more day,please take my hand and guide me on my way)A soldier is a lonely man who lives for one more day,he never seems to have a future its always too early to tell.So if by chance you meet a soldier,be proud to shake his hand,for he is a member of the forces which safeguard his beloved,and our beloved land.  

Tuesday 04/10/2001 3:13:14pm  Name:  Aaron Price  E-mail: APriceJr47@webtv.net Location: Chjicago
Comments:  This was GREAT... I was stationed at 1st. Marine Division Headquarters, RVN in 1966...
 It was nice seeing pictures from the dark side again... Thank You  
Monday 04/02/2001 11:25:47am  Nmae:  Fernando''Nando'' Salinas  E-mail: fasalinas@hotmail.com Location:  Kenedy, Tx. 78119
Comments: I served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam with C Co. 2nd Bn. 7th Cav. from May '66- May '67. Looking for a good friend of mine by the name of Cecil Gene Taylor and his wife Barbara. They might be living in Kingsport, Tenn. Anybody out there know them give me a call. Thank you much. Nando Salinas
Sunday 04/01/2001 7:27:44pm  Name:  Morris Craven   E-mail: relkes@tampabay.rr.com Location:  Tampa Fla
Comments:  It takes a special person to protect others from danger and to know that he or she might pay the ultimate price by doing so! Thank you all for helping to keep me,my loved ones and my country free.Thank you for your tears, your sweat and your blood so that we as civilians can walk this land without papers and checkpoints that monitor our every move.Thank you for your sacrifices of friends,family and freedom so that I may have mine.Through your unselfishness and the grace of god may I never take these things that you have given me and mine for granted.
Thank You, Morris Craven - Aco. 2/504 ABN.INF. 82nd.Airborne Div. 79-83
Saturday 03/24/2001 1:12:23pm  Name:  James Frederick  E-mail: freder6248@aol.com Location:  Puyallup Wa
Comments:
I was in the 198th light Inf.Brg.Americal Div.from Dec.1967 to March 1969. Then I was on the Uss Corpus Christi Bay Feb.1971 to Sep,1972 I just surfed in to see if I could find medels ,Flags & Unit patches to copy.And to give a little respect to those who served like myself
Tuesday 03/13/2001 12:50:36am
  Name:  Bill Lafferty  E-mail: blaffert@projo.com Location:  Providence, RI
Comments: Looking Marines who served with III MAF, III CAG, CAP 3-4-2.La Chu, Thua Thien Province. Looking for these guys:
Smith-Eugene,ORE., Crowely-Detroit,Mich., Reddish-Pennsylvania, Arnt-Texas, Terry Armstrong-Texas, Are you out there?
Saturday 03/10/2001 8:46:39pm
  Name:  Art Ciccarelli  E-mail: art49@webtv.net Location:  Waterbury,Connecticut
Comments:
 I served as an Army combat medic in the A-Company, 6th Bn.,31st. Infantry,9th Infantry Division (1969-1970).Your dedication and hard work on this web site is greatly appreciated. God Bless and WELCOME HOME!
Monday 03/05/2001 2:28:10pm
  Name:  Keith Votravis  E-mail: kvotravis@yahoo.com Location:  Oklahoma
Comments: USMC K co 3rd bn 7th reg 1st div 1969 /Base camp Hill 41 patroled in Da Nangs rocket belt & CHARLIE RIDGE, ARIZONA TERRITORY,OPERATION OKLAHOMA HILLS, was OPCOM to 26'th Marines. places remembered Hills 10 41 37 55 LZ Baldy and many others. . Lost all gear in Japan including pictures . Also lost track of all the people I knew .Thanks to the VietNamese for their recognition of what we tried to do.Great website
Tuesday 02/20/2001 10:13:26pm
  Name:  Richard Kratzer  E-mail:   rockape692001@yahoo.com 
Comments: Stationed at An Hoa Hotel Co. 2nd/5th Marines 1969. Great site just found it Feb 20th 2001. nickname rockape
Monday 02/19/2001 1:34:09pm
  Name:  Michael Anthony E-mail:  coco1025@adelphia.net  Location:  Niagara Falls,N.Y
Comments:
 Served at Udorn,Thailand as a F-4 crewchief in 73 and 74
Sunday 02/18/2001 6:24:39pm
  Name: Novy E-mail: Novybluegoose@aol.com Location: TN
Comments: I am so glad we can talk to someone who knows what we had to put up with there. No one else cares what
 happened to us, keep up the good work.
Saturday 02/17/2001 4:48:35pm
  Name:  Ssgt Gary HForston USMC Retired  E-mail: GGYRENE@CS.COM
Comments:
 I had two tours of duty in Nam. The first was from July66-to-July67 with Flc.The second was with Ist Bn fifth Marines from Dec 68-to-Dec69. Still haunted by flasbacks that wont go away.
Saturday 02/17/2001 2:22:56pm
  Name: Novy E-mail: Novybluegoose@aol.com  Location: TN
Comments:
 I am a disabled Vietnam Vet and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for remembering us that was in Vietnam. My country has forgotten a lot of us that was in the Special Forces for we fought and a lot of us died, and our blood was as red as anyone elses. But Washington has choosen to forget us. So be it, I would still fight for my country even thro we are forgotten, and I know that a lot of guys are like me, WE WOULD DO IT AGAIN
Thursday 02/15/2001 8:14:38pm
  Name:  Michael W Fishbaugh :  East Point,,KY North Webster,IN
Comments: 
New to the Web,didnt know there was so many sites for Nam. I was with FLSU-1,FLC and FLSG-B,at Dong Ha & Quang Tri from 8-68 to Nov69,went down Highway 1 by convey to Red Beach in DaNang in Nov 69 until rotation in april 70.Real nice site,enjoy reading the guest,Any other's who was with Bakery/Supply please respond,would like to hear from them
Thursday 02/15/2001 6:56:37am
  Name: Mike J. Sellers  E-mail:   gmgcs52@msn.com   Autryville,N.C. 28318
Comments: Served in Nam 12 Dec. 67-1 Dec.68 101st. Airborne Div. 1/502 A com.
Squad leader; buck sgt. Rear area Camp Evans.To many stories to tell.
To nervious to type and to many friends lost.How in the hell I made it I will
never know.This sight has made me cry, the first time I've done that about
Nam in a long dam time.I'am starting to shake to much now thinking about what
I want to say so I'll say good by and God Bless the VETS.
Monday 02/12/2001 11:54:25pm
  Name:  Louie Lopez  E-mail: lopes01@earthlink.ne Location:  West Covina Ca
Comments: i served in country aug 67 to aug 68 was attached to lcu1482 hit mine at mouth of qua viet river jan 68 was hit second time feb 68 in hue city lost chief engineer conninghan en2 was medavaced to japan returned in april68 attached to yfu72until aug 68 left country. peace to all brothers who were there and came home, live long and proud
Tuesday 02/06/2001 4:28:44pm
  Name:  Dennis Blankenship  E-mail: dwblank1@yahoo.com
Comments:
 I served in Hue Phubia 1968-69. Charlie Company, 101st Assualt Helicopter Btn, 101st Airborne Div. L.Z. Sally, Black Widows was our radio call sign. We had UH-1H slicks and UH-1C gun ships. Would love to hear from anyone who served at this tiny base south of Camp Evans and North of Hue. Would love to hear from two families of, One commrad named Bill who died about July, 68, wife was ready to have a baby at the time, having problems with pregnency and Master Sgt. Helvey, aircraft maint. died the same time. I just wondered if they new the real story on these two fine people. Great site, shed a tear or two, felt good!  Would mean a lot to hear from someone. I tried everything, almost!   Dennis
Name:
 Mike Hill  E-mail: jetace@compuserv.com  Comments:  I was at Danang in 1972. I was in the 362nd tews.
Worked on gooney birds.  The thing i remember the most were all the rocket attacks we had
Monday 02/05/2001 11:38:41pm
  Name:  Russell D. Fugett E-mail: dondonnaf@arn.net Location: Dumas, Texas
Comments:
 Great site. Enjoyed it very much. If there are any memebers of the 4th Bn. 11th. Marines,Mike Battery who
served in Vietnam in 66 - 67, or anyone else who would like to respond, it would be great to hear from you.
Be well, live long and keep the memories alive. ARRRAH!
Monday 02/05/2001 7:53:00pm
  Name:  Ronald Barnhill  E-mail: rbarnhilljr@ec.rr.com Location:  Wilmington, NC
Comments:
I was a Aircraft Nav-Aids Repairman in the Air Force. I was stationed at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base from Aug.68 til Dec.68 then went to DaNang for the rest of my tour, until Aug.69. I was at DaNang on April 28, 1969 when the bomb dump blew up. Talk about a BIG fireworks display. Mostly noise and smoke where I was in Gunfighter Village. Glad I made it back to the world and glad to have a lot of friends, like you guys, who worked together to try to bring us all back alive. Too bad we didn't have the help of the politicians. If they had helped, as they should have, there would not be 58,000+ names on the WALL
Monday 02/05/2001 12:01:37am
  E-mail: beprowell@qwest.net Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Comments: I was with 4th Division, 2/8 Infantry from Dec 68 to Nov 69 Alpha company, 2nd platoon,
 second squad call sign 22 Delta
Monday 02/05/2001 10:23:14am
  Name:  C. Flowers  E-mail: Floworldt@aol.com Location: Las Vegas Nevada
Comments: I was a communication technician in the Air Force, and was stationed at Da Nang and Benwa. Performing maintenace on telephone systems. I did not see a lot of action, but the little I experienced (TET Offense '68) was enough to last a lifetime. My hat goes off to all of the Marines and Army combatants who help to make my life a little easier on the rock. (Da Nang) I think that better care of our Veterans is something that every American should demand. And every Congressman or congreewoman should be the first to endorse any action that would help make life a little easier for those (Vets) that made their lives possible. Just think, where would we be if we did not have men and women who wouldn't put country above self?  To all you served in Viet Nam and to all who supported the servers of Viet Nam from the their home bases in the USA. THANKS. God Bless America!!!!!
Sunday 02/04/2001 4:29:50pm
  Name:  Thomas H. McKnight  E-mail: zorro.244@home.com Location:  Fort Worth
Comments:
Was searching the WWW and found your webpages of pictures of Monkey Mountain.
I was the lead petty officer with the Navy detactment (Com2ndFlt Det C)in 68 to 69. Also was the person that rescued and raised BOOTS,the dog -- that had the run of place and was loved by all.
I have pictures relating to Monkey Mountain including Boots and some of the Navy personal.
Anybody wishing to swap sea stories about the Mountain feel free to contact me.
Hey AirForce -- Remember when we painted Boom-Boom Rock Navy grey
Thursday 02/01/2001 8:17:12pm
  Name:  Robert Lookingbill  E-mail: tynn_man@yahoo,com Location:  Holland,Michigan
Comments: think this a great site and glad to see some famliar names in here. special hello to all my friends in
2/503ed 173rd abn N Co. 75th rangers, Lz english 68.69.70 "AIRBORNE"
Monday 01/29/2001 8:34:46pm
  Name:  Dennis Castaldo  E-mail: dcastaldo@brandelplumbing.comLocation: Long Binh
Comments: Served in the 199th LIB from oct. 1967 to march 1968.I was wounded March 22nd,and I want to thank the medic who pulled me out of harms way,but I don't know his name. So if you see this thank you very much, because life turned out pretty good.
Sunday 01/28/2001 0:26:35am
  Name:  Raul Gomez  E-mail: rgomez1@socal.rr.com Location:  winnetka,ca
Comments:
 i joined usmc in jan.68 mcrd platton 119.served in nam june 68 to july 69. i was @ red beach flc. looking for sgt. bush, he was a sniper. he's from the brox. i use to take him to china beach to get his feet scraped.(jugle rout) james w.camper,jr. donald r.gosserand or leroy j.goudeau or benny rivera hope you guys are doing fine.thanks for the website, never thought i would be doing this.i visited your maps,remember bomb dump near hill 327, late april of 69, nva blew it up, 3 nights of hell.if you have any more pictures of red beach,please let me know. i threw all mine all away. now i wished that i hadn't. semper fi marines. feels good not to have those old feelings. thanks again.....feels good!!!
Friday 01/26/2001 1:01:12pm
  Name:  Charlie Lizotte E-mail: euclidpm@yahoo.com Location:  Enfiled, CT
Comments:
Great site! Brings back a lot of memories. I was a 3rd Class UT in RVN at Red Beach in 1966 and 1967 with the Seabees of MCB-1, Bravo Co.Spent many an night time hour in those towers and pits.
MCB-1 initaited the work at China Beach, Hill 327, Marine FLSG and a few other projects in the Red Beach area.Welcome home to all and best wishes.So mote it be! A Seabee forever
Friday 01/05/2001 7:37:30pm
  Name:  Mike Steele E-mail: miksteele@msn.com Location:  Charleston,Wv
Comments: I just surfed in was looking for a very good friend that I served with in Danang in 67to 68 we were in Naval Support Activity ,transportation Dept. hauling from Bridge ramp and Deepwater Pier and taxi div. his name
Mathew T. McCormick he was from RI. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE HE IS CONTACT ME PLEASE, VERY GOOD WEB SITE KEEP UP GOOD WORK