Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: johnny reese hurst
Email: jrhurst1 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: knoxville, tennessee
Date: August 22, 2012 - 08:12 AM (pacific)
looking for the 160th hem co in qui nhon 1967 1968
Name: Carl evans
Email: cevans at kingpromo dot com
Hometown: kc, MO - Missouri
Date: August 21, 2012 - 05:36 PM (pacific)
looking for persons who served at cam rahn bay vietnam in the 555 transportation battalion from 1966 til 1967. we were stevedores, loading and unloading ships were our responsibility.
Name: PAT BIA
Email: EZBIA1 at GMAIL dot COM
Date: August 20, 2012 - 04:26 PM (pacific)
SERVED WITH 3RD MAR DIV COMBAT ENGR DONG HA 1967 AND AT AN HOA IN 1966
Name: jack d stewart
Email: jd41ok at yahoo dot com
Hometown: pauls valley, ok
Date: August 20, 2012 - 11:59 AM (pacific)
i was in 670th trans at ft. hood tx whole co. sent to viet nam arrived aug. 1965 aboard the uss gaffey, looking for anyone from 670th during that time
Name: Cameron Hamilton
Email: cbhamilton77 at gmail dot com
Date: August 20, 2012 - 02:32 AM (pacific)
My father was the crew chief on a Huey at the end of the Vietnam war. Their insignia had the slogan "Where Eagles Dare" on it. Does anyone remember this Huey group or have info on how I can get info on it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Name: gene foster
Email: fostergene at gmx dot com
Hometown: hattiesburg, ms
Date: August 19, 2012 - 12:30 PM (pacific)
served with 46th. ipsd, 25th.id
Name: Sgt Raymond L. Britt
Email: klondiker1s at gmail dot com
Date: August 19, 2012 - 10:48 AM (pacific)
On September 1, 1965, a helicopter assault was made at Ky Ha, Republic of South Vietnam from the USS Princeton. Ky Ha would be the first home of MAG-36, which was comprised of UH-34 and UH-1E helicopters. The UH-1E squadron was VMO-6, home to be of the only Marine Corps Pilot, LtCol Stephen Wesley Pless, which earned the Medal of Honor in 1967.
I was with VMO-6 from 1965 to 1966.
Throughout the years since Vietnam, I have not come into many contacts with other Marines from my squadron. When I have, they have been silent for the most part. There is a reason, of course, and I can only surmise the worse. Willing, however, to communicate with anyone from VMO-6.
Sgt Raymond L. Britt, USMC
Name: Raymond L. Britt
Email: klondiker1s at gmail dot com
Hometown: Suffolk, Va
Date: August 19, 2012 - 10:21 AM (pacific)
In your message you stated you interviewed your father. May I ask you, who was your father?
I worked with a Captain Robert G. Pontillas after we got back from Vietnam. I returned from Vietnam in September 1966, and returned to the 3d Marine Division in 1971 on Okinawa. The 3d Marine Division was the Reserve Division for Vietnam. Okinawa was just a hop, skip, and a jump from Vietnam.
I served with Captain Pontillas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the 4th Marine Corps District in the Reserve Branch, and both of us started having symptoms relating to Agent Orange.
Bad health issues still plague many Vietnam Veterans today, and of course the Veterans Administration does some very good lip service, but do not treat appropriately all the veterans of that confounded war in ways that they should. Words are one thing, actions are another. Their lack of actions for all Vietnam Veterans tells the complete story.
Please get back to me regarding Captain Robert G. Pontillas, of California, if he is, or is not related to you.
Sgt Raymond L. Britt, USMC
Name: Dennis L Paulus
Email: spaulus at knolgy dot net
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Date: August 18, 2012 - 07:39 AM (pacific)
I am looking for Army Buddies who served in Viet Nam 1967 - 566th Transportation 57TC -
Name: JAMES LARRY LAND
Email: L dot LAND at SUPERIORRIGGING dot COM
Hometown: ATLANTA, GA
Date: August 17, 2012 - 12:30 PM (pacific)
I WAS WITH CHARLIE CO.196th LIB 1970 LZ WEST
Name: larry (grit) w gilliland
Email: larrygilliland at bellsouth dot com
Date: August 15, 2012 - 12:23 PM (pacific)
based in dong ha area,,,with 8/4 arty group...escort jeep for convoys...this sight is great...thanks
Name: Arthur William Brown Jr.
Email: mrhenry9ns_2002 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Date: August 14, 2012 - 07:09 AM (pacific)
Served with the 561st S&S Supply Co., Pleiku. Camp Holliway, then moved under Artillery Hill. June 1968 - May 1969.
Name: Dennis "DEEPS" DiPentino
Email: casinocwby at aol dot com
Date: August 12, 2012 - 05:35 PM (pacific)
Hi, looking for Marines who served at Camp Books, RED BEACH area, DaNang @ FLC (Force Logistic Command) between April 1968 thru August 1969. If you worked in any of the G sections, or at the main gate or was a photographer for the Marine Corps, up on the hill, contact me with your name & contact info. thanks, CPL DIPENTINO, G-5 section FLC HDQRTRS. 1stFSR FMFPAC
Name: Roger L Kehrier
Email: rlkehrier at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Plymouth, MI
Date: August 11, 2012 - 02:46 AM (pacific)
This is an "outstanding" organization. I served with the 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) Feb 67 - Feb 68 and returned to Vietnam with Vets with a Mission in Sept - Oct 2007 (40 yrs later). It was simply amazing to see what had become of the former Republic of South Vietnam. The 1st thing that struck me is there is absolutely no evidence a 10 year war was waged in the country by American and Vietnamese forces! The second thing is how openly friendly and respectful the Vietnamese are to Americans, especially former military that fought there.
I strongly encourage any former military personnel, that are curious and / or interested, to consider a re-visit to the former Republic of South Vietnam with Vets with a Missiion. Since they are a 501 c3 and its a humanitarian mission, all incurred and related expenses are treated by the IRS as a Federal "tax right off."
Although I never found complete closure with my visit, I was able to reach a point within my mind whereby I realized that we had set in motion, factors that brought capitalism and a degree of democracy to Vietnam for the lives we lost there. I also know within my heart of hearts that the politicians of the time, not us that fought there, lost the Vietnam War!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Donald W Burrell
Email: usmcm34 at cox dot net
Hometown: Marrero, Louisiana
Date: August 10, 2012 - 03:37 PM (pacific)
I served with Mike Co. 3/4 3rd Div from March 1969 thru November 1969. I was in 2nd platoon Charlie Squad. LZSierra hill 461,N.Sierra,Rockpile,DongHa Mountain. Contact Donald Burrell at 504-341-8545. "Semper Fi." all my brothers in arms.
Name: Vernon W. Roberts
Email: vrob45 at aol dot com
Hometown: Minden, La.
Date: August 10, 2012 - 11:17 AM (pacific)
Served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. PRINCETON LPH-5, I worked in the V-4 Division office, we kept the Marine Helicopters full of avgas and a place for the Marines to rest up and get ready to go inland again. we left Long Beach in March of 67 and came back in Dec. 67.
Name: Walter Bliss Gould
Email: wblissg at me dot com
Hometown: Haverhill, Ma
Date: August 09, 2012 - 05:10 PM (pacific)
Stationed on praline mountain, dec 1968 to April 1969,injured in fall, sent back to "the world"
Name: Robin Earl ouellette
Email: rockinrobin dot ouellette at gmail dot com
Hometown: grayland, Wa
Date: August 07, 2012 - 11:51 PM (pacific)
Was in nam 67-69 937th 20th combat engineers Plieku, Quin Nhon, An khe ,camp Enari, Engineer Hill they use to call me hippie looking for anyone I served with like to hear from some of you guys
Name: James J Brogley
Email: xgrunt69 at tx dot rr dot com
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
Date: August 04, 2012 - 02:55 PM (pacific)
I served as an inf squad leader with the 1st/16th C (Bandito Charlie)
Company 1st Infantry Division from Nov 1969 thru May 1970.
1st/46th Infantry A company Americal division from May 1970 thru October
1970. Served off of FB Professional and Maryann.
Looking for anyone i proudly served with.
Thanks to all.
Name: Jim Riser
Email: jriser1919 at msn dot com
Hometown: Thornton, Colorado
Date: August 03, 2012 - 07:42 AM (pacific)
Crew Cheif on C-123 1963 to 1964 Lived outside the compound in the Sugar Shack
Name: Roger Tormanen
Email: rmtormanen at gmail dot com
Date: August 02, 2012 - 10:02 PM (pacific)
Served with the 38th B P O (38th Base Post Office) at Camp Red Ball from November 1967 to April 1968, then Camp Camelot /Newport from May 1968 to July 1968. Give me an email if you were there. Roger
Name: Samuel Fortner
Email: spfortner at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Adamsville, Alabama
Date: August 02, 2012 - 07:05 PM (pacific)
Looking for anyone who severd in 25th infantry from 66-67 in hhc or severd in 589 engineer D company in tay ninh or phan rang 68-69
Name: Kevin James Boyle
Email: kandjb at gra dot midco dot net
Hometown: Crookston, Mn
Date: July 31, 2012 - 07:40 PM (pacific)
Would like to hear from any one who served with VMFA 323 from Oct 65 to AUG 66
Name: miles neighbors
Email: milesn73 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: gardnerville, Nevada
Date: July 31, 2012 - 08:41 AM (pacific)
Miles here again. Still looking for any of you guys that were with REDBALL,in Cam Ranh Bay 70,71,72. come on were not getting any younger. thanks
Name: Virgil W Bratton
Email: ausdrover66 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Dayton, WA
Date: July 30, 2012 - 05:34 PM (pacific)
I served with Mike Company 3/4/3 stationed at Cam lo and was a rifleman and Combat Radio operater with mike Company. I was nicknamed the Aussie in bootcamp at MCRD San diego in 1966. Went to Vietnam late 1966 and was wounded about April of 1967.
Was medivac to uss repose and then sent to Okinawa and then to Navy 85 hawaii then to Camp pendleton and from there to Marine Barracks Bremerton WA.
Publised a book of poems in 2010 which allowed me to release hidden emotions.
Mame of the book is Ramblings and the poems were written in a span of about 3 years. and published in 2010