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01/11/2017 / 9:14PM|
Rudolph Faustner / email@example.com
Arrived Na Trang Oct 1966 with 459th Signal Battalion. Nothing there! Setup pup
tents with plywood floor. Artillery fire every night over our heads. Eventually
moved to above ground platforms for 30 guys and got off the ground. Battalion area
right next to fence. Locals would coax our dogs through the fence and next thing
they would be hanging from a wash line.
Na Trang City a great place to visit. Beach was beautiful. Lucky for such an assignment.
Looking for Dale Yoder - some where near Chicago, Anthony Rodriquez - Texas, Gary
Moykens killed in auto accident after return to US. Any other 459th Signal Battalion
who remembers me. Still have lighter from RED DOG SALOON. I remember the Chaplain,
the Chapel built first.
Agent Orange got me. The ground was red from Agent Orange the entire Fort McDermott
roadway to the missle site.
12/25/2016 / 9:09PM|
Tom Cowley / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am in Vietnam now visiting wife's family. I met a war veteran from the South
Vietnamese Army. His name is Phuc He lives in he Mekong Delta and has little
access to internet. He told me his war story and asked if could help him find
his American friends.
He (his friend) was at Nha Trang in 1973-1974. He was a helicopter mechanic. His friends were
Jon, Mr. Valentino, Dugan, and Mr Boyle. Mr Boyle was marred to a Vietnamese woman
from Cantho, Vietnam. Know this is a long shot but.....Thanks.
12/11/2016 / 12:18AM|
John Smith / email@example.com
My name is John H Smith. I was stationed Nha Trang January 1968 - January 1969, assigned
to the motor pool. Would love to hear from Ron Bennett who is from Neptune, New Jersey,
or anyone else from 14th Transportation.
11/16/2016 / 4;41PM|
Dean Moss / firstname.lastname@example.org
Stationed at Nha Trang May 68 until May 69 with the 21 TASS. Worked in the armament shop.
11/04/2016 / 11:12AM|
Patrick Scheetz / email@example.com
My search is for members of my unit in Vietnam during 1966-67. Our troops and
battery headquarters were in Camp McDermott. Can you help? Here is a photo of me
(third from left) when receiving promotion to 1Lt. Fourth from left is 1Lt Glenn
DeVoe. Names of others in the photo are sought. Our Hawk missile site at Nha Trang
is shown in the background, Battery D, 6th Battalion, 71st Artillery. Our battalion
commander is pictured here too.
1Lt (Retired), US Army
1966-67, Executive Officer
Battery D, 6th Battalion, 71st Artillery,
APO San Francisco 96240, Republic of Vietnam
Link to Photo
10/07/2016 / 4:17PM|
Jim Krawczyk / Krawczyk013@icloud.com
I was one of the first to live in tent city. This was before it was called Camp
McDermott. I arrived in August 1965 and stayed there with the 63rd Light Truck. We
were transferred to Cam Ranh Bay in March 1966. It's hard to find any info about
some of the guys in my outfit. Think you can help?
09/24/2016 / 8:15PM|
Donna Dillon / firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone have pictures or info regarding the soldiers helping at a catholic
orphanage near Nha Trang? My husband was there 1967-68; the orphanage was attacked,
children killed. I have one picture of my husband and a few of the children. I
would like to contact anyone that knew of this.
09/03/2016 / 10:19AM|
Tom Horton / email@example.com
My name is Tom Horton (firstname.lastname@example.org). I served in the Nha Trang Signal
Battalion (APO SF 29640) from August, 1967 to August, 1968. I worked in the data
relay center. When I first arrived in Nha Trang, we lived in small tents.
Thereafter, barracks were built and we moved there. I travelled to Quin Nhon, T
uy Hoa, and Phu Thanh with CWO Magee.
I remember the following names:
- Captain Warren Surrette (not sure of the spelling)
- Lieutenant Price
- Lieutenant Scanlon
- CWO Jeremiah Magee
- CWO Quinn
- 1st Sergeant Moses
- Staff Sergeant Felton Layne
- Sergeant Terry Lawson
- Fellow troopers: David Martin, Morgan Lilly, Calvin Roberson, O'Hagan,
Fitzwater, Sorrentino, Cosci, La Foe, David Brazleton, Eugene Fanta, Bill Hogan,
Please contact me if you are one of these individuals or know them.
La Plata, Maryland
07/25/2016 / 10:24PM|
Judi Miller / email@example.com
My dad Jimmy Ray Miller was stationed at Nha Trang Air Base 1968-1969 I just
discovered a photo album and showed him. There are a lot of photos and sad for him he
has dementia and can not remember any of the men in the photos with him. I was hoping
to put some names to the faces of the men who fought for our country along side my
dad. He remembers a lot, just not names. He has seen the photo album and cried a lot and
at some pictures he smiled. Just would love maybe to see if any of the men are still
around or if any of their family could help me figure out who they are. Thanks for any help
(See the photos here at the bottom of the page. Captioned 'Submitted by Judi Miller")
07/23/2015 / 5:54AM|
Nguyen Tuan Trinh / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello. I'm Vietnamese.
I need find man in picture. This man was U.S Army.
Woman in picture was my grandmother, baby was my father.
Link to Photo
06/19/2015 / 8:47PM|
Gary Wall / email@example.com
I was rotated to serve as a dentist for a few months at the 10th Helio Attack Batt.
Sometime around 1969. Served with a Dr Plowman and another Doc when we got mortared
one night following a movie.
Forty rounds or so and the last one hit in the hootch next to me injuring an Army Cpt
whom we treated and medevaced out.
Anyone that remembers this and when it approximately occurred would be greatly appreciated.
It seemed forever till the gun ships were allowed to return fire!
Cpt Gary Wall
05/25/2015 / 5:39PM|
John Hess / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was stationed on Nha Trang AB from 1970-71 attached to the 1879th Comm squadron. I worked in the Crypto shop on the flight line. I only remember a handful of the guys I knew but made some good friends there.
I have a bit of a treat for some of you. I took a few Super 8 movies while I was there and moved them over to digital and put them up on Youtube. Here is the link:
The quality isn't great but it shows the base, the beach and the orphanage that we supported. Maybe you'll see someone you recognize.
Thanks! John Hess
03/16/2015 / 4:50PM|
Roy Tyson / RJTcu123@aol.com
I was In Nha Trang Vietnam from Nov 1969 until Dec 1971. My name Is Roy Tyson and I proudly
served with some really outstanding guys In G3 Chemical and later G3 Tactical Operations.
My email address Is RJTCU123@AOL.Com. God bless you all for your service.
03/06/2015 / 7:36PM|
Homer Lartigue Jr / email@example.com
Was in Nha Trang in 1970-1971: Z Oasis. Worked the ANPPS 5 radar system on the perimeter.
Silent Sentry. I was Sargent in charge of that 3 man squad. Worked at nights only.
Homer Lartigue Jr.
02/24/2015 / 2:07PM|
Glenn Olsen / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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