Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Sandi Schadt
Email: pschadt at hvc dot rr dot com
Hometown: , NY
Date: November 10, 2007 - 05:22 PM (pacific)
My husband Philip served in Vietnam 69-71 in the Army Mortuary in DaNang. He has been trying to locate David Carroll (West Milford, NJ) or any others that served with him. Please email us at email@example.com.
Name: joseph michael palozolo
Email: josephm1949 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , michigan
Date: November 10, 2007 - 02:06 PM (pacific)
served with the 360th.Trans.Co in Cam Rahn Bay
67/68 hauling JP4. Then onto Dong Ha
Name: Charles Murawski
Email: trooper6768 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Williamstown, New Jersey
Date: November 10, 2007 - 01:22 PM (pacific)
Served with the 1st.Infantry Division C-Troop 1/4 Cavalry April 67-April 68. Would like to hear from any Troopers from the 1/4 CAV.
WELCOME HOME & GOD BLESS
Name: Vincent Mathew Terzi
Email: vmt1 at charter dot net
Hometown: Victorville, California
Date: November 10, 2007 - 11:06 AM (pacific)
I was In Vier Nam with Kilo company 3rd. Battalion 9th. Marines from Dec. 1966 to Nov. 1967. Thank you for this web sight. Some very touching stories of some great American heros.
Name: Gabriel Bruce Madrid
Email: madrid dot is dot madrid at gmail dot com
Date: November 10, 2007 - 09:31 AM (pacific)
133rd med det. 1968-1969 firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: mark wayne white
Email: mwhite at morganusa dot com
Hometown: garland, texas
Date: November 09, 2007 - 09:59 PM (pacific)
I was in Hotel Battery 105s Gun 6 and spent months on LZ Ryder. I was a corporal . Section Chief was Covington.I rotated in Dec. 1970.I tranfered in country from the 3/26 .Semper FI!
Name: Johnny L Garner
Email: johngarner1951 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Great Falls, SC
Date: November 09, 2007 - 09:44 PM (pacific)
Serve with HHC 20th Engr Bde,Bien Hoa 10/70 to 5/71 then 69th Engr Bn,Co A,Can Tho 5/71 to 10/71.
Name: Katrina Potts
Email: redkat2774 at yahoo dot com
Date: November 09, 2007 - 09:03 PM (pacific)
Looking for anyone who remember Eugene David Jones with the 1st MP Brigade 5th Infantry Division stationed in Quang Tri 1960-1970 or any information regarding this unit...
Name: James Gregory (Greg) McNally
Email: jgpamcnally at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
Date: November 09, 2007 - 02:32 PM (pacific)
23.5 year Army veteran. First tour Vietnam (Aug 69-Sep70). Last tour, Desert Storm Aug 90-Mar 91. Saw both sides of returning from war. To all my Vietnam brothers and sisters, welcome home.
Name: Glenn William Hamilton
Email: loisnglenn at msn dot com
Hometown: Kenneth City, Florida
Date: November 09, 2007 - 12:15 PM (pacific)
In Vietnam at Dau Tieng-588 and 587 Signal Company, 1st Signal Bde from 1967 to 1968.
In Vietnam from Dec 25, 1970 to Dec 3, 1971 at
Long Binh with the Area Communican Center Company, 1st Signal Bde!
Name: Gary Lee Smith
Email: gsas at greenapple dot com
Hometown: Lancaster, Ohio
Date: November 09, 2007 - 09:44 AM (pacific)
11/08/07 I served in 1st.Signal Biigade, 52nd Signal Batt. from Sept. '69 to Sept.'70 and was in HQ company stationed out of Can Tho. I was a radio operator attached to MACV Team #64 at Chau Duc when we went into Cambodia. It would mean the world to me if I could locate E7 or E8 Juan Lopez who was my 1st sergent in Can Tho. This man saved my life and I really need to thank him for it. If anyone has any info or knows how I can find him, I would be trully indebited. God bless all our vets and God Bless America.
Name: William Neal Woods
Email: nwoods at kvie dot org
Hometown: Davis, CA
Date: November 08, 2007 - 05:19 PM (pacific)
I served with H & S Company, Supply Bn, 1st FLC from July 1970 to July 1971. I remember the bakery at Ration Company. The best donuts!
Name: Donald A. Robb
Email: robbpsychweld at aol dot com
Hometown: Richland, WA
Date: November 08, 2007 - 04:54 PM (pacific)
I was in the Americal 23rd infentry at Doc Pho from 70 to 71. Welcome home brothers and sister and remember the 58,479 that never made it back
Name: Orville Joseph Ryver
Email: roxyontheranch at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Salt lake City, Utah
Date: November 08, 2007 - 01:38 PM (pacific)
A HELICOPTER WENT DOWN near Chu Lai. Early 1971. Don't remember all the details. The chopper was HIT BE A SIGNAL FLARE. Everyone survived except the pilot. Were you there? please write me.
Name: Orville Joseph Ryver
Email: roxyontheranch at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Salt lake City, Utah
Date: November 08, 2007 - 01:34 PM (pacific)
1970-1971 was with 523rd SIG CO in Chu Lai. VA says they lost medical records. Were you there? If you remember me shot in the knee. Please write back. Spec 4 WESLEY HOYT carried me in after I got shot. Anyone remember him?
Name: Carl P. Priemer
Email: priemercp at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Shelby Twp, Michigan
Date: November 08, 2007 - 11:01 AM (pacific)
They Would Not Let Me Bury Your Dead....and they never will
A Helicopter is outside loaded and looking for me - but I must finish this letter first; for its taken 23 years just to begin to write. I should have been scared today when I heard the blades beat the air, but I wasn't, I just knew it was friendly. The body bags I loaded seem to assure me that everything would be all right this time, and I should take them home. They just want to finally rest... and I want to cry, but cannot... I am just too angry!
Yes, I will escort all of you home and be your Honor Guard forever, if only when I am done, you let me be the boy that I was, and not the soldier I became. I will get my dress uniform ready; white combat belt, white leather band on my dress cap, white boot laces mirrored in the shine of my polished boots, and white cotton gloves over hands that are strong but shaking. Yes, I will carry you, to the place your family has chosen for you to rest. You will never have to be lonely again, for they will come back to pray... and talk... and cry... and always ask why.
We salute you with the rifle you defended with, even the one we carried over Agony and Misery Hill together, the one that would became a friend for survival. I polished it up good, and you would be very proud.... Its time now, but you knew that. How could you not hear the click of four trigger safeties snapping off at the same time?..... it makes enough noise to shatter your sleep, and I am really sorry! This will be the only time I will not reflex to take cover, but it is the only time I feel again.... Just to feel empty and numb is even more than I have felt in a long, long time. I want to be proud of all of us, but I am confused. ......... Ready!.......... Aim!........ Fire!................. my chest hurts..... and my heart aches.
Your family is crying now, and they don't even know half of the truth. No one knew that there was more than one war raging at the same time, and we are not imagining the same one now. I don't know if I could ever tell them how it really was, because then they would have to feel the same anger I live with everyday and that wouldn't be fair.
So, what do we tell them? That over fifty eight thousand boys died trying to stop someone else's winless war? Or that our people honor all American soldiers who give their lives in the name of freedom? No reason is good enough to outweigh a families grief and loss.
I cannot carry this load anymore - for I am as much terrified of the dark as I am to visit the Wall. You cannot honor the dead without honoring the living casualties, and the hell, and anguish, their families must bear everyday. The protesters, pacifists and draft dodgers are silenced now. They have a war of their own they must live with, and I'm sad for them too.
I will never be able to bury you guys as long as your memories keep visiting my sleep - and I will never forget. For as long as you stay unburied, someone has to deal with you. Maybe this country will wake up, so you can sleep. I am proud of us for living out the roll of life that was dealt to us - to laugh, and cry in the shadow of death, and moral judgement.... but there were no survivors.
I will never be able to forget, God knows I have tried, but I do want one thing back that was taken away - I want to Laugh Again - Remember That!!
Short Time Friend,
Sergeant Carl P. Priemer U.S. Army, Phu Bai, Viet Nam, 1969-1970
from "letters" by Carl P. Priemer (written 2 April 1970)
Name: Dave Montella
Email: d-montella at hotmail dot com
Date: November 08, 2007 - 07:09 AM (pacific)
C0 B 22th Avn Bn !st Air Cav Feb 68 -69
Name: ED LEWIS HARLEY
Email: VETED at PARKERCOUNTYTX dot COM
Hometown: WEATHERFORD, TEXAS
Date: November 07, 2007 - 03:03 PM (pacific)
I SERVED WITH THE BIG RED ONE 2/28 INF BLACKLIONES. JULY 1969 TO JULY 1970.
Name: LENNY LEE
Email: LLEE76 at cfl dot rr dot com
Hometown: new smyrna beach, fl
Date: November 07, 2007 - 06:29 AM (pacific)
I was in the 244th av., camera repair, from dec. 4th 1967, to nov. 28th. 1968. anyone remember me?? if so please contact. ---welcome home brothers!!!
Name: dale brian phillips
Email: popsie815 at earthlink dot net
Hometown: streator, il
Date: November 06, 2007 - 05:36 PM (pacific)
i was with the 52nd signal battalion cantho vietnam1970-1971
Name: Ken W Hodgdon
Email: oucollect2 at fairpoint dot net
Hometown: Palermo, Maine
Date: November 06, 2007 - 06:51 AM (pacific)
1st Shore Party Bn, 1st Mar Div. 8/66-9/67. Looking for members that were in some of the same operations. Union, Uniion ll, Swift, Desoto, Looking for Robert Box, I think he was from TN. We shared a bunker that got blown up one night while we were on guard duty. Don't remember many names. I have all the operation from my combat record. Also looking for another marine that won the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with me.
Name: Crystal Zamarripa
Email: cryz953 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , TX
Date: November 05, 2007 - 08:55 PM (pacific)
My dad Jesus L Rios Jr was part of the 101st airborne unit B co 2/502. He was the "radioman" assigned with that unit and took part in the assault of hill 809. Does anyone have anymore info they can provide about that mission? It involved the rescue of 2 downed choppers.
Name: Giai Thanh Le
Email: giaithanhle at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Milpitas, CA
Date: November 05, 2007 - 11:19 AM (pacific)
An ARVN who served for different U.S combat units : 1st Mar Div Chu Lai, Americal LRRP, Chu Lai - Duc Pho, as an interpreter. Thanks for all you have done to my country. Salute.
Name: Phil Ordway
Email: tools 4 pros at gmail dot com
Date: November 05, 2007 - 01:23 AM (pacific)
I was in the USAF and carried the 20MM Vulcan on my F4. (47TFS, Ubon, Thailand) I'm looking for the name of a similar gatling gun used by the Marines in Vietnam. I believe it was a local product and mounted on a APC or some such ground vehicle. Thanks.
Name: robert leon hambrick
Email: water_boy_07 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: hollywood, alabama
Date: November 04, 2007 - 08:24 PM (pacific)
looking for some friends who served in 442 trans co cam ranh bay (july 69)-(july 70).it was 37 years ago but it seems like it was just yesterday.