Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Thomas George Taylor
Email: Redtom100 at AOL dot com
Hometown: Canton, MI
Date: May 18, 2007 - 08:12 PM (pacific)
I was the original company clerk for the 854th Trans. Co (TS). We embarked from Ft. Story, VA in Sept. 1966 took a ship, MSTS Rose, from Hampton Roads, VA to Qui Nhon, RVN. Company Commander was Capt. Andrew Ondich, 1st Sgt, was Melvin Siegel. I rotated back to the US Sept. 1967 and was assigned to the 108th MI Gp. Ft. Devens, MA. I have recently been in contact with a number of friends from the company: Bill Hufler, Roger Shields, Frank Frye, Pat Kight, and Don Williams. I would like to talk to as many of my fellow troops as I can.
Name: Liu Xiang Zhang
Email: bayawanwerk2 at 188 dot com
Hometown: China, China
Date: May 18, 2007 - 04:30 PM (pacific)
Nice job guys, you bring smile to faces
Name: wayne r carter
Email: wrcarter285 at yaHOO dot COM
Hometown: COATESVILLE, pA
Date: May 18, 2007 - 03:53 PM (pacific)
285TH TRANS CO-394TH TRANS BN 66-68
Name: William Genthe
Email: wgenthe at earthlink dot net
Date: May 17, 2007 - 10:43 PM (pacific)
Served in Vietnam 68-69 HM3 Corpsman with 1st Tanks, 1st Marines on Hill 55 outside DaNang. Loved my Marines, Semper Fi. I now work with Marines in counseling at Parris and Air Station near Beauford, SC. Any Marine there who remembers Doc, send me a line.
Name: Albert Alfaro
Email: aalfaro at lonestar dot utsa dot edu
Date: May 17, 2007 - 09:15 PM (pacific)
I served in the U.S. Army as a cannoneer 175mm with 6/14 Heavy Artillary at both Kontum and Ben Het. My tour of duty was from Oct 68 thru Oct 69.
Name: Howard g young
Email: how077 at att dot net
Hometown: Washingtonville, new york
Date: May 17, 2007 - 08:20 PM (pacific)
I served 2 tours in country Nov 68-APR 70 and again from Oct 71 -Jul 72. I had a 63H20 mos wheel and track mechanic, but after I screwed up the repair on the battalion commanders M-151a1 and on a 10 ton M123A1c, the powers that be decided that I would do less harm if I became the dispatcher and parts clerk in the motor pool. This worked out for me as I always preferred paperwork to any kind of "get your hands dirty " kind of work.
I was in the 549th light maintenance company (DS)
located on long binh post...Also called LBJ Compound. This unit was part of the 185th maintenance Battalion,then it was part of the 266th S&S Battalion,which itself was part of the 29 general support group, and later still became part of Saigon Support Command. as time passed I also started driving the 2&1/2 M49a1 fuel tanker to bring diesel fuel around to several near by company's for the Mama sans to use to burn all off the human solid waste each morning(What a great smell that was!!)
Even later I was given the job of driving a 5 ton tractor trailer unit think it was a M52a2 with a M131a5c trailer to carry potable (Drinkable) water around to fill up the water tower near enlisted men's showers,officers showers and of course to provide water for the mess hall to attempt to cook food with, some times successfully...
When I returned to long binh in Oct of 71 the old buildings of the 549th light maintenance company were abandoned and fallen into a state of decay...I can only imagine if that amount of decay happened in just 18 months, by now there must be almost no trace at all of that post which at its height was the largest concentration of military in the whole country....over 150,000 troops Anyway When I returned in Oct 71 I was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company also on long binh post about 2 city blocks from where my old unit had been..
the 510th was part of the 92 CS bn. I have trouble remembering what I did during those 9 months...I think that I was reassigned several times as the units that I was in were sent back to the states, I just can't remember this 2nd tour too much.
I do remember a spectacular fire at the 64th QM tank farm on long binh that happened when some zappers sneaked through the wires on the perimeter and set off some explosives. These had to be some early suicide bombs,since the targets were 250.000 gal tanks of gasoline,jet fuel,diesel ...the farm had about 20 or so tanks of that size and the night that this explosion took place I heard the explosions and got up in a hurry,ran down to where my water tractor-trailer were parked and beat feet down to where the fire was... I got as close as possible to the flames, maybe 1000 or 1500 feet,hooked up a 25 foot length of 4" hose to the tanker with a nozzle on the end which reduced the opening to 1 inch and with at least 4 other guys holding on we tried to cool down some of the neighboring tanks praying that they would not blow-up too.. I made several trips that night bringing water to fight that raging inferno and I still have dreams about it almost 40 years later I'm just not sure about whether this happened in 69,70,71,or72 if any one remembers this fire at the 64th QM tank farm, please send me an e-mail
also anyone who might remember me from the 549th light maint Co. Nov 68-apr70 or
510th Engineer Co. Oct 71-Jul 72
please send an e-mail I have forgotten so much and would like to here from anyone still above the grass thanks to every vietnam vet and ALL vets
Name: George Daniel Tolar
Email: hhls at bellsouth dot com
Date: May 17, 2007 - 03:10 PM (pacific)
U S Army Cam Ranh Bay 1968
Name: Joe Doyle
Email: ddmaujoe at aol dot com
Hometown: , MA
Date: May 17, 2007 - 01:12 PM (pacific)
I was with the 3rd. MAB Marble mountain 70-71.Great pics. brings back alot of memories-thanks!Semper- Fi !!!!!
Name: dave allen jones
Email: davejones18 at comcast dot net
Date: May 17, 2007 - 06:38 AM (pacific)
9 th inf 2 bn 47 mech a co 1969-1970
Name: Douglas P Eversole
Email: doug dot eversole at att dot com
Hometown: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Date: May 17, 2007 - 05:56 AM (pacific)
Served in Vietnam 69-70 with the 35 Group 18th Engr 687th Land Clearing Company. We cleared land built tank roads and LZ .Looking for any one who served in the 687th from Jan-69 until it disbanded in 1971.Contact me at my e-mail or Les Longley at email@example.com..........
WELCOME HOME BROTHERS
Name: William Bacigalupo
Email: kbacigalupo at verizon dot net
Date: May 17, 2007 - 05:33 AM (pacific)
I WAS WITH 3rd Bn. 11TH MARINES I BTRY IN
69-70 LZ BALDY LZ ROSS
Name: LARRY MCANDRESS
Email: mcsnivel1 at yahoo dot com
Date: May 16, 2007 - 05:15 PM (pacific)
SERVERED IN 4TH DIV 1/8TH INFANTRY DELTA COMPANY. AUG 1967 - 68. WENT OVER AS A GREEN COMPANY FROM FORT LEWIS. INTO CAM RHAN BAY AND THEN TO CAMP ENARI PLEIKU. DOWN SOUTH FOR AWHILE AND THEN TO KONTUM AND DAK TO FOR TET. ANYONE FROM MY COMPANY PLEASE RESPOND. THANK YOU
LARRY "BIG MAC" MCANDRESS
Name: Elliot knicknamed "SKINNY" Lawrence (also known as "ED" Doering
Email: e_doering at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Shorewood, Wisconsin
Date: May 15, 2007 - 08:37 AM (pacific)
I served in Vietnam in the USAF, from Nov 1967, to Nov. 1968, at BIEN HOA, in the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 3rd Tac Fighter Wing. I was a crew chief on the F-100D, & was assigned to aircraft number CB 56-3232. I need to know WHO the pilot was, & would also like to hear from any of my brothers who were in the 90th from Nov 1967-68
Thanks, & GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Name: leonard r thomas
Email: lthomas86 at austin dot rr dot com
Hometown: manchaca, texas
Date: May 15, 2007 - 12:52 AM (pacific)
i was in nam 68/69 with 1/9cav.1cacdiv.we recon the rubber plantaion wehad jeeps with monted 60 this is a real good site yall can be proud well come home and may god bless us all.
Name: frank douglas tate
Email: truckdriver545 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , ia
Date: May 14, 2007 - 01:05 PM (pacific)
serve 1970 to 1971 79th qm 314th qm and the514th qm in qui nhon need help finding after action reports welome home to all great site thnks
Name: Carl Hoffman
Email: cehof at msn dot com
Date: May 14, 2007 - 10:31 AM (pacific)
I was in Nam in 1968-1969 with A 2/17 101st at Camp Eagle. I am working on a web page of the Vietnam War at my website. htttp://www.the60sofficialsite.com
Name: Richard Nelson
Email: rnelson7 at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: decatur, GA
Date: May 14, 2007 - 08:45 AM (pacific)
looking for someone who service in vet nam 1968 to 1969 in service company motor t div. da nam
Name: Richard Nelson
Email: rnelson7 at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Decatur, Ga
Date: May 14, 2007 - 07:28 AM (pacific)
I was in vet nam in 1968 - 1969 at Service Company Motor t Division .......... I am looking for person who service with me in that company. nickname .....sugarbear.
Name: Marion C. Mitchell
Email: marion dot mitchell3 at verizon dot net
Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Date: May 13, 2007 - 07:34 PM (pacific)
I was in Vietnam from 65 to 66 with the 1st inf, 2nd eng bat 25th inf div. Dian
Name: PAT PASCARELLI
Hometown: , MA
Date: May 13, 2007 - 06:48 AM (pacific)
WAS IN COUNTRY 66-67 WITH 2/5 81's @AN HOA.WOULD LIKE TO HAER FROM ANY MARINE THAT WAS THERE AT THE SAME TIME.
Name: Larry Decker
Email: Deckerbear3 at aol dot com
Date: May 12, 2007 - 10:08 AM (pacific)
I was at DaNang ,15th Aerial Port Squadron, 4-26-69 to 4-20 70. Would like to hear from any of the guys. Haven't heard from any since 71.
Name: linda blankenship
Email: linnjess at yahoo dot com
Date: May 12, 2007 - 01:07 AM (pacific)
Looking for anyone that was in Charlie Company 1st/60th that was in nam from 63-66.
Looking for anyone that was in nam with my dad Cecil Carl Blankenship.
Name: Donald Earl Staton
Email: Donandchar at webtv dot net
Hometown: Sedalia, Missouri
Date: May 11, 2007 - 07:48 AM (pacific)
I was with 1st Marine Div 9th engineer Battalion, Service Co. Motor transport. Chu lai Vietnam.from 11-67 to 12-68.
This is a great site. Glad to be home.Anybody remember me? I was a Boxer. We had a big bunker out there and that was our ring.
Name: Richard Vick
Email: Wandawando at aol
Hometown: Tarboro, NC
Date: May 10, 2007 - 08:04 PM (pacific)
I'm a friend of Richard Vick he is lookig for anyone that served with him in 1st 28th co.A Veitnam 1965 thru 1966 Black lions. Please Email me So I can tell him.
Name: Ronnie Eugene West
Email: doitforahobby at comcast dot net
Date: May 10, 2007 - 06:51 PM (pacific)
Looking for a James Walter Brown who was with the 92nd Engineers in Vietnam from December 1966 - December 1967.