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    06/19/2015 / 8:47PM
    Gary Wall / garywallnut1@gmail.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 / jhess1@optonline.net

    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:

    http://youtu.be/kzf9GF324fI

    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 / preacher_3@msn.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 / ac47usaf@gmail.com

    Hi RVN Vets ,

    Welcome Home

    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.

    Glenn Olsen
    ac47usaf@gmail.com


    02/18/2015 / 3:43AM
    Steve Brodsky / ponderer@att.net

    Can anyone tell me, who was the Unit Commander for the 14th FMS Nha Trang AFB between Nov. '67-'Nov.'68? 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.

    Thanks,

    Steve Brodsky
    ponderer@att.net


    02/05/2015 / 11:56PM
    Steve Brodsky / ponderer@att.net

    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.

    Thanks,

    Steve Brodsky
    ponderer@att.net


    01/22/2015 / 8:42PM
    Joe Moraida / striperhntr@aol.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.......

    Thanks
    Joe Moraida


    12/06/2014 / 4:19PM
    Diamond Vu / Diamond.vu1@gmail.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.

    Diamond Vu
    (858) 633-6115
    Diamond.vu1@gmail.com
    San Diego, CA


    11/18/2014 / 5:14PM
    Duane Lanoue / aerbus96@yahoo.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 aerbus96@yahoo.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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