Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: ronald s chavoya
Email: hloans at msn dot com
Hometown: Vancouver, wa
Date: October 22, 2006 - 12:05 AM (pacific)
In country 67-68 MIKE CO. 3/9 , would like to get in touch with any one no was there at the same time ..... I don't remember alot other than Khe Sanh , Con Thein , and 881 and just alittle bit of that ...........no faces only shadows
Name: Deana M Newman
Email: deanamnewman at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date: October 21, 2006 - 01:42 AM (pacific)
My poppa's a Marine. He served with the 1/5 in Vietnam from 1967-1969. His name is Roy Dean Newman. The operations I know he was involved in:
Operation Allan Brook
Mameluke Thrust I and II
Liberty Bridge~he blew up an underground hospital one visit to Liberty Bridge
Beach Long Co
I know that he operated from the DMZ (and North) to Sout of Da Nang. I know he was an F.O., a Rough Rider, Ammo Tech, Sniper.
I am hoping to find people that know my poppa. I am writting a book on him. He, like many Marines, do not talk about this time. This book is a tribute to him and his band of brothers. I would like to speak with anyone who was there, could offer insight...and definately if you know my poppa! He would love to hear from you. He left Kansas City on a train bound for the NCRD, him and 60 other boys. They had fun on their train ride. But the yellow footprints changed that.
I remember one nickname and that is 6 toes Perez from Miami Florida. Also there is a Helo pilot I would like to find out about, he would come into a Hot Zone playing "Sky Pilot" by Eric Burrden and the Animals. Also my poppa had a best friend the name I know is Ot. Ot died in my poppas arms due to a fresh from the states Sgt. who had them walk in an open rice patty. I would love to talk to anyone who knew my poppa then, and reintroduce you.
A Very Proud Daughter of a Marine!
Name: jesse young
Email: jyoung at elitehomemortgage dot ws
Hometown: greensboro, nc
Date: October 20, 2006 - 11:11 PM (pacific)
I'm looking for members of the 57th Transportation Battalion Hq & Hq company that served in Chu Lai from 6/5/1969 to 6/5/1970 or any member of the other companies assigned to the 57th at that time. I'm in a battle with the VA concerning my claim for PTSD. I have to prove that the stressor happened. I was in the EM club one night probably within the first few months of my tour, there were probably 20 to 25 GIs there and the was a loud explosion just outside of the club. We all took off for the bunkers and just a few yards out the door I almost tripped over the torso of a soldier that had blown himself to bits. Arms, legs, & head all blown away. The rumor was that this soldier planned to throw explosive devices into the club but he was wasted on BTs and blew himself up. If anyone out there remembers anything about this event, please contact me. Thanks!!!
Name: Donald Lane Gilliland
Email: dlgilliland at adelphia dot net
Hometown: Hemet, CA
Date: October 20, 2006 - 07:09 PM (pacific)
Drafted Dec. 13th 1965 Basic Training At Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX. AIT Medical Training At Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. My Orders To Vietnam Were Deferred Until After My First Son Was Born And My 30 Day Leave Which Was About The End Of September 1966. Durning My Deferment I Ran And Setup Movies For Medical Training Classes At Fort Sam Houston. I Arrived In Vietnam About The End Of September And Was Assigned To The A Company 1st Of The 16th 1st Division Base Camped At Lai Khe. In One Of Those Old Beautiful French Rubber Plantations. My Brother Went Over At About The Same Time With His Seebee Unit And Was Station Somewhere Around Danang Air Base. I Was Made Aware I Don't Remember How Or When, But I Was Told That Two Brothers Didn't Have To Serve In Country At The Same Time. Sometime Around June 1967 I Put In For A Transfer To Hawaii. I Figured I Had A Son, My Brother Didn't, I Was In A Combat Unit, My Brother Wasn't So I Felt Confident He Would Make It Back Without Being Harmed. The Time I Was There We Didn't See A Lot Of Action. Oh There Were A Few Times When There Were VC Rounds Poping over Our Heads And I Had To Bandage Up Some Of Our Guys And Send Them Home. The Hardest One To Take Was When We Were Out On A Road Clearing At Night And One Of Our Tanks Was Traveling Up And Down The Road And The Driver Forgot To Put The Turret On Travel Lock Position Letting The Gun Swing Around And Knocking Out The Driver Causing The Tank To Go Out Of control. The Tank Came Down The Road And Ran Over Our Machine Gunner. Right A Cross His Back And There Was Stopped By A Very Large Tree Stump Right On Top Of Him. We Didn't Want To Drive The Tank Back Off Of Him So We Decided To Dig Him Out Insted. By The Time We Got Him Out There Was No Life Left. Been A Medic It Still Hurts That We Couldn't Save SP-4 Burris. But Any Way I Finally Got To Hawaii Where I Was Stationed At Schofield Barracks. From June 1967 Until November1967 I Was Asigned To Help Train Medics In The 4th Infantry Which Was Getting Ready To Ship Out To Vietnam. In October I Got A Telegram From My Father That My Brother Had Died. His Plane That Was Bring Him Home Crashed After Take Off From Danang Air Base. Some How There Was A Foul Up In His Orders To Come Home. He Was Supposed To Come Home With His Unit But Because Of Foul Up He Was Forced To Stay Another Week And Correct The Problem. One Of His Friends Stayed With Him So They Could Come Back Together. I Should Have Stayed And Sent Him Home First..... It Never Goes Away
Name: Kerry D McGee
Email: kerr1 at btnconsulting dot com
Hometown: Prescott Valley, AZ
Date: October 20, 2006 - 03:53 PM (pacific)
I was at Ahn Khe 65-66 Co C 313th ASA (10th RRU)
rotated back April 1966, just wandering around the Ahn Khe sites on the net.
Name: Dave McNichol
Email: dmcnichol113 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Upper Darby, Pa
Date: October 20, 2006 - 02:25 PM (pacific)
I was in the 92nd at Cam Rhan Bay and have not heard from anyone since 1972 when I left. It would be nice to contact sombody after all these years
Name: Doug Terry
Email: 55bird at optonline dot net
Hometown: Brookhaven, n.y.
Date: October 20, 2006 - 01:17 PM (pacific)
chu-lia 63 rd s&t 68-69
Name: CECIL EARL CARTWRIGHT
Email: janie _1950 at msn dot com
Hometown: florence, az
Date: October 20, 2006 - 12:00 AM (pacific)
I WAS TDY AT MACV ADVISORY TEAM 67 IN SONG BE VIETNAM IN 1969. I REMEMBER THAT WE WERE ALWAYS BEING HIT WITH MOTAR ATTACKS AS WELL AS SMALL ARMS FIRE. I AM NOW FIGHTING WITH THE VA FOR PTSD CLAIM, AS I CAN NOT REMEMBER VERY MANY NAMES. MR HANDY AND CPT BALDWIN WERE BOTH KILLED ON AUG 27 1969. SP 4 BERRY AND MCGEE WERE WONDED IN THE MAY ATTACKS THAT LASTED FRO 5 DAYS, ALSO SP4 HUGHES WAS AIRVACED HE BUSTED HIS EARDRUMS SHOOTING THE 57 RECOILESS RIFLE THX FOR ANY HELP
Name: Charles Duttry
Email: bigbenhead at steelersfan dot net
Hometown: Greenville, Pa
Date: October 19, 2006 - 07:56 PM (pacific)
My grandfather Clair Butz, 11th LIB, 3rd BN, 1st INF was killed in Quang Nai in Jan of 1970. If anyone knows of him or knows someone in that unit please e-mail me I am trying to understand what he was like, and what he did while he was in Vietnam!
Name: robert daniel pennza
Email: robert_pennza2001 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: cumming, ga
Date: October 19, 2006 - 03:01 PM (pacific)
Name: Skip Sutton
Email: beachtunes at yahoo dot com
Date: October 18, 2006 - 06:45 PM (pacific)
127 MP group/ we had PBR Vung Ro Bay.
worked At FM Tuy Hoa under air name Gary Layne..."70
Name: Greg Wilson
Email: oldexop at charter dot net
Hometown: Fenton, Mo.
Date: October 18, 2006 - 04:49 PM (pacific)
101 st. ABN. 1/502 inf. Viet Nam 68-69 Base camp L.Z. Sally
Name: Bob Troxell
Email: robin_luark at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , Fl.
Date: October 17, 2006 - 03:29 PM (pacific)
1970 thru 1971 army 85th maitanence Batt. 80th group ,Danang pulled gaurd duty at PDO yard Marble Mountain . I am fighting for my PTSD here in Tampa, Fl. please e-mail before you call if you know me or if you were there and could possibly help. Thank you Bob
Name: Diane Finnemann
Email: dfinnemann at msn dot com
Date: October 17, 2006 - 03:28 PM (pacific)
I would like to hear from any Marine who may have served in Vietnam 1968 with my brother PFC Wallace R Schmidt (also know as Wally or Skip) 2nd Battlion, 4th Marine, Foxtrot Company. Skip was wounded May 2, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Battle of Dai Do.
Name: Thomas Oliveira
Email: toolman1952 at comcast dot net
Hometown: fall river, ma
Date: October 17, 2006 - 02:21 PM (pacific)
I served from July 29th 1970 to Sept 7th 1970, was wounded on LZ bottons. I was with the 1st Cav. 8th Engineers
Name: Diane J Finnemann
Email: dfinnemann at msn dot com
Hometown: Forest lake,, Minnesota
Date: October 17, 2006 - 01:27 PM (pacific)
There are alot of books written about the Vietnam War, but the book "The Twins Platoon" is one that can be read by anyone, you don't need a military background to understand it. The Twins Platoon is a true, personal story about a group of "boys" who were sworn into the Marine Corp. during a Minnesota Twins baseball game on June 28, 1967, then shipped off to book camp. Before the end of the year most of them were in Vietnam. This is one of the best "History" books for anyone who wants to know what the Vietnam war was like directly from the soldiers. You will feel like you are standing in their boots
Name: lee d bowman
Email: ukwildcat50 at aol dot com
Hometown: Fairmont, Wv
Date: October 17, 2006 - 10:55 AM (pacific)
I need help finding a guy by the name of Joseph P Monzo, we were with the 335th Trans co (ds) in Chu lai, He,s from the Philadelphia, Pa area. Hey Monzo if you see this I have found Roger Tackett after 33 years and we are looking for you. want to talk to you ok buddy. thanks to any-one that can help me. I am proud to be a Vietnam Veteran.
Name: Euclide L St Pierre
Email: natashadonna at earthlink dot net
Hometown: stokesdale, n.c.
Date: October 16, 2006 - 08:15 PM (pacific)
Welcome back to all vets. Spent some time with 617th p/b co. on long bihn, but spent about 11 months with the 100th f/b co. Sept 68 to Dec 69.every one knew me as the SAINT.
Name: Jackie James
Email: DJJAJAMES at AOL dot COM
Date: October 16, 2006 - 10:00 AM (pacific)
I am looking for someone who may have known my father who served in south vietnam in 1966 his name was PFC Ronald Wyatt he was from South River N.J. He was killed 10-28-66
Name: JIM WILSON
Email: jim41139 at alltel dot net
Hometown: FLATWOODS, KY
Date: October 15, 2006 - 07:52 PM (pacific)
355TFS F-100 CREW CHEIF ALSO CHANGED TO THE NJ ' NY AIR GUARD 1968 AND 1969 PHU CAT VIET NAM
Name: Rodney Dale Hickman
Email: rod at midrivers dot com
Hometown: Glendive, Mt
Date: October 15, 2006 - 07:39 PM (pacific)
I was the NCOIC of guntruck " Black Sabbath",
24 trans Co. 1971-1972.
Capt Randy Peters was the C.O.
I would love to hear from some of my comrades.
Name: EVERETT F COPPOCK
Email: WEINHEIMER at EV1 dot NET
Hometown: EL PASO, TEXAS
Date: October 15, 2006 - 04:56 PM (pacific)
HELLO 2 TOURS WITH THE 864TH ENGR BN B CO 67687071
Name: Dale Porter
Email: Patricdog1 at yahoo dot com
Date: October 15, 2006 - 04:48 PM (pacific)
9th infantry 5th / 60th Delta Dogs B Company Mecong Delta 1970
Name: ED STUDINARZ
Email: edstudinarz at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Hemet, CA
Date: October 15, 2006 - 04:16 PM (pacific)
Arrived in Vietnam Jul 69. Assigned A 1/8th Inf 4th ID. Transferred to Nha Trang in Dec 69. Transferred to C 1/50th Inf in Jul 70. Transferred to HHC 164th AVN Grp when 50th Inf was sent home. Departed Vietnam Aug 1971.
Name: Fred M. Choate
Email: fchoate4 at earthlink dot net
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
Date: October 15, 2006 - 01:45 PM (pacific)
Wrong email in previous post. Crorrect one here. Please help. Looking for anyone that was with SFC William Coffey at Quang Tri "B" Trp, 3/5 Cav., 9th Inf. Feb or March 1971. Grew up with Coffey, spent three years in the Army with him in Augsburg Germany. He was hit 2/20/71 and died 3/06/71. Anyone that knew him please contact me. I wasn't there but I care about you all there were. Thanks.