Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Dennis nmn Swain
Email: dennis dot swain at graf dot eur dot army dot mil
Date: September 08, 2006 - 12:53 AM (pacific)
I was a Flight Platoon Sergeant with B/229th AHC from DEC 69 to NOV 70. Looking for anyone who was there at that time
Name: Bruce E. Cook
Email: bec935 at aol dot com
Hometown: mt.iron, mn
Date: September 07, 2006 - 10:56 PM (pacific)
I am looking for info on the 70th combat Engr. Bn. Vietnam for a friend. He served with them in co. "B" Dec 1967-68. He would like to know if there are any reunions held by this Bn I am a Vietnam vet & trying to help him out. I served with the 716th MP Bn Saigon 1967 to 68. If anyone could help us out it would be great.
Name: Mitchel Duane Parker
Email: mparker at paegroup dot com
Hometown: APO, AP
Date: September 07, 2006 - 10:47 PM (pacific)
I was with the 8th APS from 2 Apr 67 to 26 Feb 70. I was assgined to the Inbound Cargo Processing at Ton Son Nhut. Also worked at Phuoc Vinh and Quan Loi.
Name: Mike House
Email: mike dot house at jesseengineering dot com
Hometown: Bremerton, WA
Date: September 07, 2006 - 04:58 PM (pacific)
I served as an 0311 grunt squad leader of 2nd squad, 2nd platoon, ECHO CO. 2nd Btn. 1st Marines 67-68. I killed too many of their men to remember, and saw too many of our men killed and wounded to forget.
From DaNang to QuangTri to DongHa to ConThien,
Gunny Nathnial Webster and LCPL Larry Herfell were KIA at ConThien just after I was medevaced
out. I finished out my tour as chief draftsman for the G-3 Section at First Marine Division Headquarters DaNang. ECHO CO. took a beating at ConThien for 73 straight days under the artillery of the NVA, living like trapped rats in muddy bunkers and water-filled trenches. Our Btn. Commander LT. Col. Parker was wounded when a rocket hit inside the door of the command bunker. That place was as close to hell on earth as I ever could imagine, and I will never forget the brave Marines that fought and bled and died there that we all may sleep in peace here at home.
God Bless and Keep them all in his loving arms. Any of you old ECHO RAIDERS ground-pounders still alive out there?
Name: victor manuel ortiz
Email: victorrecon at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Lawrence, ma
Date: September 07, 2006 - 10:03 AM (pacific)
to anybody that was in recon or viet nam during the years of 1968 and 69. i was also a desk sgt for the provost marshal office. please try to get in contac with me. thank you.
Name: Dennie Andy Mahan
Email: mahancorbin at aol dot com
Hometown: Corbin, Ky
Date: September 07, 2006 - 08:52 AM (pacific)
Served w/D Co 1/16th Inf (Iron Rangers) 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) from Jun '67 to Apr 68 at Lai Khe. Would like to hear from those whom I served with. Also would like to hear from those who crossed the Pacific with me on the USS Gen John Pope and members of C Packet from Ft Lewis, Wa.I would like to honor four of those that I knew personally who gave their all. Gregory Lynn Brown, Donald B. Siekerka. George Sutton, and Sylvester Wilson (our 1st Sergeant). Other names I recall Harvey Gill and Michael Adams.
Name: Jason Ngo
Email: jasonngo00 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Falls church, va
Date: September 06, 2006 - 10:08 PM (pacific)
My name Jason Ngo. I am looking for my father name Jim, served with 205th station in Phu Loi, He lived in barrack 11 . If someone knows please contact me, I appreciate.
Name: tom lish
Email: catfishtwo at aol dot com
Date: September 06, 2006 - 09:35 PM (pacific)
Tuy Hoa Jan 69 - Jan 70, 31 TFW avionics ECM shop, debreifing, red ball ( launch truck) driver, scuba, and hung at the red cross center some
long time ago. yesterday
Name: JOHN FRANCIS MAYFIELD
Email: CHOLON2CHARTER dot NET
Hometown: JANESVILLE, WI
Date: September 06, 2006 - 09:20 PM (pacific)
SERVED TAN SON NUHT 65-66
Name: Ronald T Ford
Email: rtford02 at comcast dot net
Hometown: Athens, TN
Date: September 06, 2006 - 08:25 PM (pacific)
156th HEM 1967-1968 Qui Nhon, Da Nang
Name: wanda miller conklin
Email: wandaconklin at charter dot net
Date: September 06, 2006 - 03:00 PM (pacific)
I am looking for any one who knew or served with my brother LCpl Carl Robert Miller who was with KCo 3Rd, 7 th Marines 1st MarDiv..KIA July 28, 1968 ...Thank you Wanda
Name: carl neal shissler
Email: redscarf at aol dot com
Hometown: Palm Coast, Florida
Date: September 06, 2006 - 12:52 PM (pacific)
My first tour of duty was with Alpha Company 9th Combat Engineers. My second tour of duty was with the same Company. My third tour of duty was with Kilo Battery, 4th Battalion, 12 Marines.
I then had a break in service. I the joined the Marine Corps Reserves in Shillington, Pennsylvania. I then transfered to the Army.We were activated in Desert Shild/Desert Sorm. I just returned from Operation Iraq Freedom in January 2006. On easter sunday I was stricken ill with a brain turmor of the brain. My LORD JESUS CHRIST has healed me so far. This was my second cancer operation.
I'am trying to see if anyone soldier either served with my first unit or the second. I now officially retire from the military 24th of August.
This old soldier is tired. I'am now a soldier in the LORD's ARMY.
MSG CARL SHISSLER
Name: Nancy Thirkield
Email: nthirk at aol dot com
Hometown: Skokie, Illinois
Date: September 05, 2006 - 06:26 PM (pacific)
Thank you for a wealth of information for my 8th grade American History class. I hope to share much of the first person accounts with them to supplement our text. Your photos and scrapbook pages are quite stirring.
As a 50 something yr old, I clearly recall the war, friends waiting for their draft number, and watching the war on tv. I also was greatly involved with my Vietnamese friends at Ohio U when their families needed to get out of Nam before the fall. I enjoyed tutoring the parents when they arrived in Ohio. Plus, my payment was a terrific home-cooked Vietnamese meal!
Thanks, also, for all your work in Vietnam today. Is it truly the Pearl of the Orient as my friends used to say?? Some day I would love to visit Saigon and the surrounding areas. Someday...
Name: Charles Harper
Email: moderndaycowboy4236 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: monroe, georgia
Date: September 04, 2006 - 03:17 PM (pacific)
served in 36th engineers a company in vihn long 69 to 70
Name: William (Bill) Karandos
Email: pvbubba at comcast dot net
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Bch, FL
Date: September 03, 2006 - 08:13 PM (pacific)
Was in vietnam in 68-69-70 1st Marine Div.
North of Da Nang ,Camp Richard at Hy Van pass
Charlie Company 1st Motor Transport Btn
Name: albert f limback
Email: albert10021 at juno dot com
Hometown: angleton, tx
Date: September 03, 2006 - 10:38 AM (pacific)
like to rec email from anyone that remembers me that was at tanson nhut in 1966-67 or Bien Hoa ab in 1968
Name: Yen Kim Hoang
Email: TootsieB46 at aol dot com
Hometown: Waco, Tx.
Date: September 02, 2006 - 04:16 PM (pacific)
I am 34-year old half-Vietnamese girl with new info about my American birth father MIKE KENNETH LEWIS, American soldier in Cam Ranh Bay 1970-71. MIKE was lead cook at ARMY MESS HALLS downhill near Communication Center 1970 & Mess Hall uphill 1971 (that where my mom work as his typist in 71). His duties were supervise cooks, inventory & order food, plan menus, payroll so probably MOS 94B10 or 94B20. MIKE was med. ht, wt, thin brown hair & seem much older than other GI. MIKE know my mom (NHAN KIM HUYNH) pregnant and he not want to leave her. MIKE send Vietnamese friend to tell Mom to rush to airport immediately to see him one last time because he have to leave early but she have no way to get there. He never see her again.
MIKE leave Vietnam about Aug.-Sept. 1971 & I born 7 months later March 1972. He may be in Unit #124th Transportation Co. so truck drivers, cooks, G.I.s could all remember him. Do you remember a MIKE LEWIS?
I pray everyday for my father to want to see me one time to see how much I look like him (I do not look like my mom) & I want to ask him question about his family history and health problems. Thank you for any information you can tell me about my father or any suggestion on how I locate him. Yen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 682-559-6212
Name: David B Frayne
Email: gnarlyvet at earthlink dot net
Hometown: , Kansas
Date: September 02, 2006 - 03:31 PM (pacific)
37 years have passed, still haven't changed my attitude/latitude since getting back. Am in touch with two or three bro's. The rest have dropped off the face of the world I guess.Hate get'in older, oh well all things must pass. Tien Phouc 1969. 155's King of Battle. We were top notch in our youth. Peace if they leave us alone.
Name: stanislaus carson stepnowski
Email: biker4thelord at msn dot com
Hometown: belen, nm
Date: September 02, 2006 - 12:49 AM (pacific)
1st 8" how btry(SP) vietnam 70 lz ross and lz baldy looking for anyone server there
Name: Amy (Teich) Baggerman
Email: ateich24 at earthlink dot net
Hometown: , Wisconsin
Date: September 01, 2006 - 08:02 PM (pacific)
First I would like to say Thank You to all you veterans out there! I wish I was around years ago to give you all the welcome home you deserved! My father is a Vietnam Veteran (SP5 Teich, Americal 26th Engineer Battalion, '68-'69). My husband is currently in the military and I see how different things are now then they were back when you served in Vietnam. I know I will never be able to help erase the horrible memories my father has of the war, give him back the life a normal kid had at the age he was drafted, or take away the hurt of not having a welcome home. Since I have grown up though, I have done everything I can to give him recognition he never got for his part in the war so many years ago. I can only hope it helps to know that at least someone is thinking of that part of his life. Though he doesn't speak about Vietnam often, it warms my heart knowing he can talk to me about it because I have acknowledged his sacrifice and understand it more then anyone else in our family. I'm not sure how he would feel about getting in touch with more of the people he served with, but if you would like to get in touch with him you can contact me and I will see what I can do. I know when I was younger we took a family vacation and made a few stops to see some old Vietnam friends of his, but most of them have passed on now.
Name: Hughie Wrench
Email: hughie dot wrench at ci dot raleigh dot nc dot us
Date: September 01, 2006 - 01:28 PM (pacific)
129th Main Support Co., Nha Trang-Aug 68/Aug 69; radio repair; FSA in Ban Me Thout; old comrades Floyd, Pomeroy, Dick, Hooks, Saint, Bland, Rennick, Hitt, Sedlak, or others--give me a shout.
Name: Brad Lutz
Email: BradlL8 at aol dot com
Hometown: Ogden, UT
Date: September 01, 2006 - 01:28 PM (pacific)
1971 Phu Cat / Bien Hoa. AMMO Troop (bb stacker). Some memories faded. Still remember guys like Benny, Little John, Herbie and George.
Good times and Bad.
Name: Frank H. Bell
Email: frank dot h dot bell at us dot army dot mil
Hometown: Essex Jct, VT
Date: August 31, 2006 - 01:36 PM (pacific)
I was in Nam 69-71 I Corp Marines
Name: Rick Phinney
Email: rpjr at cruzio dot com
Hometown: Salinas, Ca
Date: August 30, 2006 - 05:40 PM (pacific)
I served in Viet Nam from December 7, 1969 to December 7, 1970. I was with the Combat Engineers of the Red Horse Squadron in Tan Son Nhut and Phu Cat. Would love to hear from anyone that was there at the same time.
Name: Joseph Johnston
Email: jej8001 at msn dot com
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Date: August 30, 2006 - 12:53 PM (pacific)
Served at Camp Holloway, ( Pleiku ) 04/64 - 04/65
18th AOD, tower operator