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02/24/2015 / 2:07PM|
Glenn Olsen / email@example.com
Hi RVN Vets ,
My name is Glenn Olsen. I was stationed at Nha Trang from 7-4-67 to 7-4-68.
I was a Airframe Repairman working out of the Big Hanger ( north west corner ).
My main job for some time was to beef up the floors of the AC-47's to support
the Mini Guns. We also worked on the Black Birds that were right next to the Hanger. In Oct 67,
when the new AC-130 came in, we were mortared that night which destroyed one C130 and one C123.
Serviced A1E's, O2B's, Hueys, small Cessna's, C123's and anything else that came in.
In August 67 I went TDY with SSgt Buckley to work on a Flash Fire of a Huey fuel
tank that was at Dak To. We slept at Pleiku and every day the Huey pilot would
shuttle us back and forth. Nothing like flying tree top level with no doors on the
Huey and only 10 rounds in my M-16. Some of the best food I had on my tour was at
KonTum just east of DakTo.
As to anyone that says there was no surf at Nha Trang, they didn't go down to the
beach around October; granted the waves weren't huge but they were fun to ride.
I have the scars to prove it.
I was a Airman 2nd Class for my entire tour, didn't get Buck Sgt till Nov 1st 68 at
Charleston AFB, SC...Discharged Feb 1970. I wanted to reenlist but my wife at
the time wanted to go back to CT. Retired from Submarine Construction in 2002 at Groton, CT.
Thank You for your Service.
02/18/2015 / 3:43AM|
Steve Brodsky / firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone tell me, who was the Unit Commander for the 14th FMS Nha Trang AFB between
I believe it was Maj. Elbert L. Smith, but could not find any information on him.
He was in the Base Ops during Tet -'68, and was listening on the radio when a C-130
made an emergency landing.
I was the guy that cut the hole under the flight deck to pound the nose gear down.
02/05/2015 / 11:56PM|
Steve Brodsky / email@example.com
Did anyone work at the hospital in late June 1968, when I came in because I took a round
to my right foot? We just got off the helo from a long ground fight, and was taken there.
There was only one person attending that night, but wrote me up as being hurt in the gym???
I have the dated photo showing the large bandage, but the VA said I needed a witness.
01/22/2015 / 8:42PM|
Joe Moraida / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was at Nha Trang from August 68 to August 69, I was with detachment 1, 14th Aerial
Port and loaded airplanes. I now suffer the effects of my time in country.......
12/06/2014 / 4:19PM|
Diamond Vu / Diamond.email@example.com
Looking for a "Bill" or William stationed in Nha Trang from 1966-1969? Was possibly a
pilot. Had a girlfriend/wife named Nguyen Thi Nam from Saigon and had a daughter named
Phuong born June 1967 and possibly a son after. He lived and had family photos with his
Vietnamese girlfriend and daughter. All of his photos and contact info back in the
States were stolen so daughter lost all contact with him.
If anyone knows of a Bill that may fit this description, please contact us.
San Diego, CA
11/18/2014 / 5:14PM|
Duane Lanoue / firstname.lastname@example.org
I worked at the AF bomb dump across from areal port, serviced AC-47 Spooky and
AC-130 Super Spooky and some FAC planes, Aug 1967 to March 1969. Would love
to hear from of my workmates. I saw Sgt Patterson on here, if you visit this
site again please email me at email@example.com. I have already sent you an
email to the address you submitted in 2011. I also worked at the Catango Lounge
at the Army club across the runway. Also did some driving to Cam Rhan Bay with
Green Berets behind the airbase Would to hear from anyone.
Duane Lanoue, Sgt then.
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