Vets With A Mission Guest Book
Name: Andy Clark
Email: Andy_Clark67 at yahoo dot com
Date: July 19, 2006 - 05:33 PM (pacific)
My name is Andy Clark, I am a Chapter Service Officer with Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 308 in Logan, WV, I am trying to help a brother Vietnam Veteran with a PTSD claim, seems our Regional Office says that the 864th Engineers were not at Hon Tre Island, if there is anyone out there who can provide infor it would be greatly appreciated, the veterans name is Ralph Nichols his tour of duty was from Jan 67-Dec 67
Name: Ila Kerns
Email: emmikole_30 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: , WV
Date: July 19, 2006 - 12:35 PM (pacific)
I have been looking for information about my uncle. His name was Fred Michael Kerns. He went by Mike. He was in Vietnam from October 1968- July 1969. He was in HML-167. On July 29th, 1969 the plane he was on UH-1E Tail #152418 went down due to a compressor stall near the South China Harbor. He was on the plane with 3 other men. 1 survived. The two who perished along side my uncle were CPT Roger Parry Harrell and LCP Daniel Lewis, who was a member of the VMO-2 but had requested special permission to fly with the HML-167. My uncle spent every spare minute he had at the orphanages. He spent time at Sacred Heart in Da Nang and at China Beach Orphanage. He fell in love with a little girl around 6-7 years old named Hung or Hong. He had plans of adopting her and bringing her back to the US when his tour was over. However, he didnt make it back and our family lost all contact with her. She would be in her 40s now and I would love to be able to contact her. For some reason, my grandfather believes she is in the United States, but I am unsure. My grandparents used to send toys and clothes to the orphanages and when my uncle died, it tore our family apart. I am trying to mend some broken hearts with positive information about my uncle and basically just get some information for myself. My uncle died twenty years before I was born so all I know of him are stories, pictures, and letters. If anyone has any information about Gary Prewitt, another man who claimed to know my uncle on www.flyarmy.com in his Killed in Action report. He claimed he helped ID their bodies at the Charlie Med., the other men who perished with my uncle,the little orphan girl, or my uncle please email me rather than responding to this guestbook. I'd love any information. God Bless you all.
Name: Marvin Clinton
Email: cfam4god at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Villa Rica, GA
Date: July 19, 2006 - 08:13 AM (pacific)
I was with the 442nd Trans Co, 24th Bn in Vietnam from 1970 -71. I was on the Gun Truck SHOMO'S WARRIORS and others. I am looking for Bruce Lozeau, David and others that was with the 360 or 442.
Name: Larry Lee Frye
Email: larry dot l dot frye at verizon dot net
Hometown: Forestville, Maryland
Date: July 19, 2006 - 07:48 AM (pacific)
With the US Army assign with the 135th Eng Det, Transportation Motor Pool, APO SF 96312, Cam Rahn Bay from 9/21/68 to 9/19/69. Looking for anyone assign there during that time. I worked in the bay, on the opposite end of the vechicle inspection bay. Also anyone remembering the two young girls that you always seen together. One was called My(sp). Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank You.
Name: Dietzel Morris Miller
Email: investifac at msn dot com
Hometown: Triangle, VA
Date: July 18, 2006 - 08:26 PM (pacific)
Assigned to 344th Trans Co Vung Ro Bay, Cam Rhan, Qui Nhon and DaNang from 2/66 to 2/67. Like to talk to people from that time period.
Name: Gerard Sardina
Email: jerrythebike91 at yahoo dot com
Date: July 18, 2006 - 12:02 PM (pacific)
WITH 544TH ENGR CO..20TH.BDE. 12/69---12/70 I WAS WITH EQUPT.PLT. CRANE OPER.& TRUCK DRIVER.. WELLCOME HOME
Name: George Woolf Bennett
Email: debbieb419 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Wesley, Iowa
Date: July 17, 2006 - 10:02 AM (pacific)
I'm looking for a George Tanner who went to Dong Tam,VN WE flew to North Carolina and hitch hiked to Florida together before we went to Nam.
We got to VN. in May of ' 70 and went to Dong Tam together, then I was sent to Operation Seafloat. If anyone remembers me or George Tanner, please contact me, I'm originaly from Pasadena, Calif.
Name: Lynn Macy
Email: lakelynn at starband dot net
Date: July 17, 2006 - 06:57 AM (pacific)
Anyone from the 119 AHC 52 CAB?? I am looking for anyone who served with WO1 James (Jim) Bosley....he was a pilot, A/C 'California Dreamer' (Gator 373). KIA in a crash not far from Jackson's Hole on September 2, 1967.
Jim was my father's best friend. They were actually like brothers; Jim was an orphan, and my family was the only one he ever had. He was the Best Man in my parents' wedding, and my special 'Uncle'. We still miss him and speak of him often. Anyone who knew him, please contact me.
Name: Bill Morris
Email: billbaby at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: , Ga
Date: July 16, 2006 - 08:04 PM (pacific)
I was in country part of 66 all of 67.went over with 1st 93rd Arty from ft sill,.Went to Task Force Oregon March 67. Chu Lai, Duc Pho, Phu Bai, Camp JJ Carroll. I was a rto call sign "Deadeye 3 Kilo. My buddies called me hillbilly. This is my first time trying to contact any old friends
Name: James C. Doaty
Email: redlegs1968 at hotmail dot com
Hometown: Bastrop, La.
Date: July 16, 2006 - 05:03 PM (pacific)
Was with the 5/16 arty in 1968. We was at the bridge in kuntum when i came in country.
Name: Thomas Lester Cole
Email: tlcole at bis dot midco dot net
Hometown: Mandan, North Dakoya
Date: July 16, 2006 - 03:10 PM (pacific)
Name: larry walpole
Email: lwalp23217 at aol dot com
Date: July 16, 2006 - 09:37 AM (pacific)
I ran the Special Services in Manintance Battalion across from the little battalion PX, I put up the parchutes and had weights in the special service plus cards to sent home. Anyone remember the that litttle gym
Name: GARY VANDERBURG
Email: FLYDUDE20 at AOL
Hometown: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Date: July 16, 2006 - 02:08 AM (pacific)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Name: mike a camfield
Email: magickone1 at msn dot com
Hometown: port hadlock, wa
Date: July 15, 2006 - 01:09 PM (pacific)
my grandfather was in the 608th tank destroyer battalion. fort jackson s.c.. may 5th 1942.
would like to know if anyone is still around.. i have some pictures of the battalion. but no stories to go with them. let me know if you have any stories to share. magickone1 @ msn dot com.
Name: roy randall burgess
Email: broyburgess at wmconnect dot com
Hometown: albertville, alabama
Date: July 15, 2006 - 09:10 AM (pacific)
1 was in ankee in 65-66 with charley battery 2/17 artillery i was in id drang valley with artillery support
Name: melvin hodge
Email: melvin410 at peoplepc dot com
Hometown: oak hill, WV
Date: July 15, 2006 - 07:41 AM (pacific)
just an addum to I remenber I was with 597th trans 27 trans bn 8th gp sept 66 to sept 67
Name: EKESON MAGA GUYMAN
Email: EKESONGUYMAN at YAHOO dot COM
Hometown: LOME TOGO, ANEHO
Date: July 14, 2006 - 11:44 PM (pacific)
NICE SITE KEEP IT UP OK
Name: Amy Cooper Rourk
Email: amycrourk at bellsouth dot net
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
Date: July 14, 2006 - 08:52 PM (pacific)
I am delighted to have found your web page. I was in South Vietnam Sept. 1971 - April 1972 with the American Red Cross. I am writng a book about my experiences as therapy. Am trying to find current information about the percentage of Vietnam Veterans among the homeless. I am a Social Worker. Any current data and Statistics are helpfu. Thanks
Name: melvin hodge
Email: melvin410 at peoplepc dot com
Hometown: oak hill, WV
Date: July 14, 2006 - 08:42 PM (pacific)
I don,t remenber arriveing in country.I don,t remenber this this young man in photo with M-60and m-14 beside jeep.I do remenber young men in Platoon tent who greeted me with FNG or lifer.I do remenber bottles of whisky buried in sand around tent.I remenber asking where did this all come from. I was told whem we pull guard on class VI we help our selves, when you pulled a short run no rest even then I remenber thinking what crock of s### I remenber we split a 5th of gin never did like that stuff I rember hang over the next day.I remenber being only E-5 in tent. I think I was tested that night Hopefuly I passed muster that night I remenber working all day pull guard all night .Glad to go back on Pleiku run. I remenber the first time I saw our trucks wondering if this was junk yard!! I don,t remenber young men,s faces some where in time I have lost them.I remenber hot chow at Phu Cat air base. I remenber Plam trees on the wayto LZ English and LZ Uplift I remenber we payed young Viet to climb trees and get us a coconut I remenbem we brrowed his knife to open it I think I remenber how good it tasted I rember eating sorry little bananas I don,t like to remenber Pop San,s truck in rice paddy ran out of road by one of our trucks and we laughed at him. I remenber mess Sgt at LZ English would not feed us. So we had cold C Rats again.I remenber planes droping Nalpan close to us.I remenber how it smelled I rember they said VC was to close can,t leave I remenber red mud they said looked like Ga clayAt that time I had never been to Ga I don,t remenber Rail Road bridge just what other men tell me I rember mess sgt would,n feed us again next morning ( wife asked me why not feed us some thing to do with his ration book I think) I remenber 2Lt asking if we were ready to go to phu ti H### yes we reply I remenber Enginer truck turned over spilled D9 in creek. I remenber French Bridges very narrow. i wish I could remenber all those men we did things!! we did impossible things!!!___
Name: Don W. Aird
Email: airdsie at charter dot net
Hometown: Fenton, MO
Date: July 14, 2006 - 08:07 PM (pacific)
Ronnie Parrott - Your e-mail didn't work! I was with Charley battery 1/83rd. I've found about 20 other guys that served with the 1/83rd including Rakowitz and Yurth that were in Charley battery
Name: Dennis Lee Rice
Email: dlrice317 at aol dot com
Hometown: Bellflower, CA
Date: July 14, 2006 - 01:08 PM (pacific)
I was a grunt Marine about 50 miles south of DaNang in the bush outside of AnWah (spelling?). I was in country from May 1969 to August 1969.
I don't remember too much about the area other than they called it the Arizona territory at one time and I believe we were called Charlie company. I really don't remember too many people other than Coco, Bill M, and would only know a few others by their faces. I would like to get in contact with anybody that might still be alive. E-mail me if you know of any information I can use.
Name: james edward ray
Email: james_ray53 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: hermitage, pennsylvania
Date: July 14, 2006 - 11:46 AM (pacific)
i was stationed with the 5th.inf.div.from 70-71.i was with b.co.of the 1/61 inf.i would like to speak with anyone who was there at that time.
Name: Richard Otero
Email: papaotero at aol dot com
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: July 13, 2006 - 11:57 PM (pacific)
Combat medic 1965/1966 Those that I couldn't save came back with me, We fight the demons together... PTSD/Agent Orange = 100%. Together Then/// Together Now !!!!
Name: Ken Hunsucker
Email: ken at crownfirst dot com
Hometown: Cherryville, NC
Date: July 13, 2006 - 02:43 PM (pacific)
I served with the 66th MP Company in Phu Tai, RVN. We escorted convoys on QL 1 from Tuy Hoa to Chu Lai, on QL 19 from Qui Nhon to An Khe. I made many trips through the An Khe Pass.
We just had 66th MP Co reunion and would love to hear from any other former 66er's that served in Nam, any years. Contact me either by e-mail or phone.
Welcome Home Brothers
Name: Jack A. Miller
Email: injamalways at aol dot com
Hometown: Mound, MN
Date: July 13, 2006 - 12:16 PM (pacific)
Served with 195th Assault Helicopter Company from Oct, 1967 to Nov 8, 1968 as Helicopter crewchief/doorgunner in the gun platoon (Thunderchickens) and in maintenance in charge of all periodic maintenance.