Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Kathrine Bancroft
Email: kathrine dot scacciaferro at comcast dot net
Date: July 22, 2007 - 11:20 AM (pacific)
This one may seem strange to some, but familiar to alot of soldiers and sailors from the Vietnam era. My Father served aboard the USS Chicago (CG-11) leaving port 13 May 1972 for Vietnam. During such time, his new bride (married 4 Jan. 1972) that he had only known since B- School (23 Aug. 1971- 25 Feb 1972) became pregnant while she was stationed at her post at one of Vellejo's Military Hospitals in July of 1972. My father did not return from his Sea Tour until late Aug- early Sept. His leave logs show he did not take any leave until September 1972 and then only 5 days. He took no other leave of duties until around the time my older brother was born, a full term child in April of 1973.
My mother's name was Sandra "Sandy" Boyd-Bancroft, and she was a Corpman in Vallejo, CA. She was 5'8" and curly brown hair with red highlights, and beautiful blue eyes. She hailed from Kansas, and played the innocent Kansas girl in the big City, real well. She was having trouble with the Head nurse, but found a friend in a soldier that came back without his lower legs. *she spoke of him and the Head Doctor Often which leads me to believe they May know who my brother's father is*
If anyone knows her, please contact me ASAP. My mother has not really been the most truthful of people so to speak, and my brother is really messed up, and I am trying to help him. My father, Richard loved him as if he were his own, but Sandra destroyed that for some reason. Please contact me!
Name: David Guerra
Email: dguerra72 at yahoo dot com
Date: July 21, 2007 - 08:05 PM (pacific)
please correct my email address on my comment looking for anyone who serve with 1/7 Cav. Garry Owen task force 1972 Fire support base grunt
Name: Kenneth Crawford
Email: KACNNYWFD at aol dot com
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 21, 2007 - 05:39 PM (pacific)
Served with D Co. 169th and B Co. 92nd Eng BN from 1969-1971. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was there
Name: Lawrence Willard Burmingham
Email: sandburm at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Pulaski, NY
Date: July 21, 2007 - 05:34 PM (pacific)
Spec/4 -66th MP Co. incountry 8/70-7/71. Cam Rahn Bay, Qui Nhon(guard on one of towers),Tue Hoa, Song Cao.(machine gunner on V-100"The Ram". Looking for someone who remembers me.
Name: Robert Lee Castaneda
Email: rcast1000 at aol dot com
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Date: July 21, 2007 - 05:08 PM (pacific)
Sgt. (USMC) "The Moon Platoon" - Platoon Sgt., Bravo Company, 1st Recon Bn., 1st Mar. Div. (1969 & 1970). Pointman Woodrow Phillips, recently passed to the yellow footprints. Semper Fi.
Name: robert jay arseneau
Email: bobarseneau at aol dot com
Hometown: San Clemente, California
Date: July 20, 2007 - 10:45 PM (pacific)
I was a Hospital corpsman aboard the USS.Okinawa.I met Larry Hunt while his Marine unit was on float with us.Did Larry have any siblings?
Name: tommy kneece
Email: jarriver at yahoo dot com
Date: July 20, 2007 - 07:40 PM (pacific)
47th trans hauled JP-4
Name: GARY LEDFORD
Email: GARY dot LEDFORD at SHELL dot COM
Hometown: GODFREY, ILL.
Date: July 20, 2007 - 05:39 PM (pacific)
I WAS ONE OF THE FRIST TO LAND AT DUC PHO, FEB. 1967 3BDE 25TH INF, WAS THERE TILL JAN. 23, 1968.
Name: Budd W. Williamson
Email: williamsonarms at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Greer, S.C.
Date: July 20, 2007 - 05:14 PM (pacific)
I was there in 66/67 with B Trp 1/10 Cav. We built
base camp at tittie mtn. and then ran road patrol,
convoy escort and reactionary force. I have been
back in 2001 and 2006. We are planing on another
trip next year. I served with a great bunch of guys.
We loved each other and took care of each other.
I went back to Pleiku base camp and to
DaLat and Kontoom, you would'nt believe how much it has changed, and yet its still the same.
The Vietnam war was the most honorable
conflict we have been involved in lately. I'm
proud I served. It bothers me that we just gave up.
The vietnamese people still love us. The commies
were pretty hard on them. I still get ill at people
that were cowards and refused to serve saying
history proved them right. They are still cowards,
that is what history has proved. Sorry; I will get
off the grandstand. Welcome home guys. I hope
life has been as good to you as it was to me.
Name: paul feliciano CORDERO
Email: corderop at juno dot com
Hometown: boynton beach, FLorida
Date: July 19, 2007 - 09:10 PM (pacific)
Served in Vietnam from 1969-70, Camp Faulkner 1st. Engineering Bat. 1st. Marine Div. near Marble Mountain.
Name: Howard (Al) A Stennes
Email: montanastennes at AOL dot COM
Date: July 19, 2007 - 08:54 PM (pacific)
MCB58 Seabee 2 tours 1967-69
Name: RICHARD ANTHONY DANIELS
Email: richda5 at copper dot net
Hometown: ARCADIA, FLORIDA
Date: July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM (pacific)
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THE GUYS WHO SERVED WITH ME AT CHU LAI IN 160 ENG.DET 1970-71
Name: claude [shaky] bennett
Email: redrock at embarqmail dot com
Hometown: salt springs, fl
Date: July 18, 2007 - 09:03 AM (pacific)
was with 1/44arty [dusters]fb/sally /t bone/lamson719/fb charlie=2 then to chu lie remember/g.walsh/kerns/sgt.king/sgttadlock/sherell/lost a lot of names
Name: Alvin E. Meredith
Email: lindacash at bresnan dot net
Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Date: July 17, 2007 - 11:26 PM (pacific)
I am looking for vets who served at Pleiku AFB 10/68 to 10/69.
Name: CC Chris Barron
Email: barroncc at earthlink dot net
Hometown: , Califas
Date: July 17, 2007 - 09:54 PM (pacific)
Operation palace dragon laos 1968 TDY returned to Da Nang, Nah Trang and Hon tre Island 70-71. cave dweller. USAF weapons tech
Name: Evelyn Shaughnessy
Email: sweetvirgo06118 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: East Hartford, CT
Date: July 17, 2007 - 03:54 PM (pacific)
I am also looking for CPL LAWERENCE COTE from NC. My dad William H SHaughnessy would like to talk to him.If anyone knows who he is and if hes still alive please e-mail me...I would greatly appreciate it.Lawerence Cote used to write to a woman named Ruthy Shaughnessy/Shultz.
Name: Evelyn Shaughnessy
Email: sweetvirgo06118 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: East Hartford, CT
Date: July 17, 2007 - 03:51 PM (pacific)
My dad William H. Shaughnessy was a SGT.He was an E-5 pay scale.He was an ASSAULT BREACHER OPERATOR. I looked it up for his military specialty.He did tell me that he
was one of the men that had to pick up dead bodies/parts.He is also suffering from PTSD.I am having some problems on some of the stuff he
told me....i have no clue how to look it up and where.He was a 3rd engineer for the 3rd division B-H-S.( Dont know what the B-H-S stands for).He
also told me that he was 5th marines division 1966-1967....3rd marines division 1968-1969......2nd marines division 1970-1971. Now as far as places go he gave me a list but never told me when he was there which makes it harder for me to find stuff.He was also wounded in nov 1968.How i am not sure but it wasnt bad enough for them to send him home.There are so many websites i have been on and i am just gettting totallylost. If you know of any websites that i may go to and hopefully find info i would appreciate it very much.I have alot of respect for what you guys
did over there.I wasnt born until 1973 so i just started to learn alot about that war.I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me.I have a picture of him and another man together from the war.He cannot remember who the other man is.I am trying to make a book for my dad with photos and all but all i have is this one picture.If anyone knows my dad or has any other pictures i would like to talk to you and/or get a copy of any pictures you may have.I greatly appreciate it.If you would like a copy of the picturee i have please e-mail me and i will be glad to send it to you.
Name: Tom R Wise
Email: trwisesr at aol dot com
Hometown: Bakersfield, Ca.
Date: July 17, 2007 - 02:20 PM (pacific)
I did some ops with the ARVN rangers, and the ROK Marines as a field radio operator for an arty FO. The ops. took place near Tam KY, Chu Lai, Que Son, and Quang Nai. This was in 66' and 67'. I was with USMC 2/11.
Name: Dave Allred
Email: da2sa1 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Gustine, CA
Date: July 17, 2007 - 01:09 PM (pacific)
I was with Charlie Company 2nd platoon 3rd of the 22nd infintry from Sept.1970 to April 1971. I would like to fine anyone that was in the same platoon I was in at that time. any help would be appreciated. I need all the information I can get on any combat we incountered. One inpurticular is when the 2nd platoon was cutting point for the company and the sargent lead us into the clearing in the back of a bunker complex and we got hit hard.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
SPC4 Dave Allred
Name: Chuck Kizis
Email: double dot k at optusnet dot com dot au
Hometown: Mudgeeraba, Qld. Australia
Date: July 17, 2007 - 06:50 AM (pacific)
I served with the 61st Heavy Equipt. Maint. Company, 185th Maint.Bn., then 79th Maint. Bn, then the 266th S&S Bn. at Long Binh Vietnam from Mar.68 to Dec.69. I was a 45Z40 Armament Maintenance Foreman. From Mar. 68 to Dec. 68 I spent most of the time Inspecting Weapons of various units in the field. From Feb 1969 til Dec 1969 I was the Unit Club Manager. I would like to hear from anyone who served in my unit.
Name: Carl B Chalfant
Email: chalfant at hal-pc dot org
Date: July 17, 2007 - 12:49 AM (pacific)
Jan 65 to Jun 66 with 3rd RRU
Name: Rick Norton Vanderhoof
Email: hoofbeatranch at comcast dot net
Hometown: Olympia, Wa.
Date: July 16, 2007 - 09:39 PM (pacific)
I was in the Navy from 1970-1972, on the uss Whitfield county. Iam a vietnam vets.
I wish to seek ship menbers of that time
Name: Bill Wright
Email: will735411 at aol dot com
Hometown: Columbia, Mo
Date: July 16, 2007 - 08:56 PM (pacific)
C btry 3/16 arty 1970-1971
Name: Herman Gene West
Email: dawnja_alix_megan at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
Date: July 16, 2007 - 06:26 PM (pacific)
Thank you Vietnam Vets. And may god bless you. I have been looking relentlessly to find anyone who may have served with my wifes uncle he served '68 thru '70 with 1st AIR CALVARY DIVISION. Not sure of the rest. His name is John Thomas Akers. Wounded twice. He was killed in an automobile accident Sept 2nd 1971 after returning home from vietnam. Please Email. Thanks again
Name: BRUCE KLEIN
Email: KLEINBR at LHA5 dot NAVY dot MIL
Hometown: , NC
Date: July 16, 2007 - 12:18 PM (pacific)
I'M ABORD THE USS PELELIU. THE LARGEST NAVY SHIP TO VISIT DA NANG VIETNAM SINCE THE WAR. TOMARROW I WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO STEP FOOT IN THE COUNTRY. KNOWING A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVENTS I MUST SAY I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT MY VISIT. THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR ALL HERE WILL NEVER BE FORGOT.