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Would the lady who contacted me a while back concerning her Dad's experiences in Vietnam, please resend her contact email.
The message was somehow lost. Thanks.
07/17/2018 / 7:01PM|
Mark Sorensen / firstname.lastname@example.org
A1C Mark Sorensen 14th SPS Jan. 1967 to Jan. 1968. I am looking for any of the guys on
Tiger Flight that year. We worked night till morning all year under MSgt. Peck pulling
perimeter duty. Names I still remember : Frank Beard, Fred Lutz. Thanks
05/05/2018 / 10:25PM|
Bill Crane / email@example.com
I was in Nha Trang from May '64 to Dec '64 and Apr '69 to Dec '69. Worked in GCA Radar Maint b
oth tours. Looking for any ATC people who may have been there at those times. Was also at Phu
Cat Aug '67 to Sep '68 and Bien Hoa Sep '68 to Apr '69. Worked in the MRAPCONs both sites.
Any ATCer's give me a shout.
04/10/2018 / 10:43PM|
Sergio Cortez / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello. My name is Sergio Cortez.
I was stationed for 18 months in Camp McDermott from Oct '67 to May '69.
In the last 4. years I have had 2 procedures in my bladder to remove small cysts which have caused me to pass blood in my urine. These are (my research) stage one cancer.
The VA says they are not Agent Orange related. I disagree with them since my research has also showed me that it is already in the AO list. I would like to submit a claim but I need as much information as possible.
My questions are:
1. Did the AFB in Nha Trang handle AO?.
2. Was AO spreayed in and around Nha Trang?
I have an article that says that 20 years after we left there was still AO on the shores of Nha Trang.
I would appreciate any other information or references which you can provide me .
Thank you, and Welcome Home!
(Map shows areas where AO was sprayed.)
04/09/2018 / 10:01AM|
Wes Reynolds / email@example.com
I would like to contact Paul Johnson ("Hump" from looking like Humphrey Bogart).
Hump was in the Headquarters Company of II Corp where as I was in the 55th MID.
It was an anomaly that he worked with us and I never really knew why.
I have never found an online site for the either of the 55th MID or the Hqtrs Company.
I think because they just weren't large enough in the case of II Corp Headquarters Company.
And in the case of the 55th MID it was fractured into many parts and spread around.
So, I was tight with the Order of Battle section, but at any one time there were only about a dozen of us.
The Interrogators had their own cantonment area further down Beach Road and we didn’t interact much.
And CID was on the other side off Nha Trang somewhere and I only went there once.
03/31/2018 / 4:47PM|
Patrick J. Mc Laughlin / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking to contact people that where stationed at the Nha Trang Sig Bn during
May 1967 to May 1968.
SP/4 Patrick J. Mc Laughlin
03/26/2018 / 5:51PM|
Dennis Ritchie / email@example.com
Hi to all
I was in Nha Trang from February 1969 until January 1970. I was in an organization called
USAECAV. That was the abbreviation for United States Army Engineers Construction Agency
Vietnam. We were monitors and approvers of the post maintenance work done by civilian
contractor Pacific Architects & Engineers that was contracted for all military posts in
country. I was assigned to the North Nha Trang Korean post of the ROK 100th Logistical
Command. My commander, Colonel Boberg in Cam Rahn Bay, was a very great and practical
leader. The Nha Trang US Army post was at the southwest end of the airfield. The Nha Trang
USAECAV officer was a Lt. Colonel. I was a 2nd Lieutenant in a major's position at North
Nha Trang. Although my assignment was at the North Nha Trang post, I lived in Nha Trang
itself, but never on the base where the enlisted and BOQ housing was built southwest of
the airfield in 1969. The Koreans were great. They gave me whatever I needed. They would
invite me to their shows that were similar to our USO shows. I also had a jeep with civilian
PA&E markings so when the town was off limits, I dressed in my civilian clothes, put my
45 in my jeep's lockable box, and went to town with my civilian friends who worked for
PA&E. So here I was in a great beach town and had a lot of freedom. The officer's club
in a hotel on beach road was always a lot of fun. Good shows there, too. After arriving
in country and going to Ben Hoa headquarters I was sure I was going to be living in a
tent in the middle of nowhere. As I went from Ben Hoa to Cam Rahn and then to Nha Trang,
my assignment sounded better and better. And it could not have been better. A great
assignment in Nha Trang!
As I write this, I am in Nha Trang, my first time back. Only 7 more days here then back home
to Florida. Attached are pictures of what the Nha Trang airfield now looks like. It has been
torn up and doesn't exist anymore.
(Webmaster Note: Click Here to see photos of the current state of Nha Trang AB. Go to bottom of page.)
01/26/2018 / 1:38PM|
Jim Sloan / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Sloan, 8th PSYOP June 1969 – June 1970. Tying to reconnect with anyone in my unit. Traveled
extensively around the country during my tour. Had a sailboat with a buddy. Plane crash at
Christmas 69. And a lot more.
01/06/2018 / 4:14PM|
Robert M. Walls / email@example.com
I was stationed on Hon Tre Island from April 1968 to April 1969 as an Air Traffic Controller
(MOS27250)....I remember the 5th SF group held LRRP training there then....the US Army had a
Hawk missile detachment on top of the mountain next to our radar installation...the Aussies
came for training as did the South Koreans - White Horse division.....would like to meet/email/text
anyone who was there during this time....
Dr. Robert M. Walls
Retired Elementary Principal
National Board Certified Teacher-Adolescent/Young Adult History
Ast. Professor-Kent State University
12/09/2017 / 4:09PM|
Chuck / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was with C company 864th engineers from 6/66-6/67.
I was in on the original build of Hon Trey island in early 66.
11/09/2017 / 8:20AM|
Boyd Pettitt / email@example.com
Sgt Boyd Pettitt, Com/Nav 14th SOS.
I was only at Nha Trang for 3 or 4 weeks, arriving on Sept 25/26, 1969. I then
transferred to Phan Rang. I remember a rocket/ mortar attack around the first week
or so of October. It was at daylight and I remember the little covered pavilion
where they showed movies on a pull up screen and had a popcorn machine, all rolled
back into a cargo container, was destroyed. Also a rocket took out a a building
near the hospital. I remember B52's/napalm/ and the army's big guns, all taking
turns the next day on the mountain behind the base. We had another attack the next
morning, and maybe a 3rd morning. Does anyone remember this and how it played out?
10/22/2017 / 2:25PM|
Hazel Synco / Hsynco9124@aol.com
Looking for a David Brown stationed in Nha Trang around 1970 that had a girlfriend
Phuong Ho. Not sure of his unit.
10/20/2017 / 11:11PM|
Jeremiah Conn / JDCONN@gmail.com
My dad was Charles Conn. He was at Nha Trang (20th SOS & 14th FMS) From June 68
thru July 69. Just trying to find old friends of his. Thanks for your time.
My email is JDCONN@gmail.com.
08/052017 / 11:08PM|
Rick Humm / firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to update my email on this board. The one posted back on
7-Jan-14 (with my Nah Trang short bio) is dead and I am now at
06/26/2017 / 1:11AM|
Cecil Stallings / Busyboys@aol.com
14 CES, 13-Jan-68 thru 13 Feb 69
I worked the night shift at the Civil Engineer's Service Call Desk. I retired at
Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX
06/20/2017 / 10:59PM|
Harlan Tilton / email@example.com
I am glad that I found this web site and I have read all of the messages that have
been posted to date. I would like to reconnect with anyone who I may have served
with at Nha Trang. I was there from April of "68 to Sept. of "71. I remember just
about all of the units that are mentioned and knew many individuals from those
units but none of the people I knew have left a message. Some of those who did may
have ran across me however and may remember me. I was the SP 5 head cook and later
"mess Sgt" of the EM mess hall on pie slice even though I remained an SP 5. I could
not get promoted because of the "De escalation" or so called "Vietnamization"
that started after I became eligible. When I first got to Nha Trang the unit I was
assigned to was the 54th General Support Group but was later renamed 1st Log. I
married while in VN and in Sept of "71 I brought my wife and son who was born there
home to the US and we celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary in April of this year.
See photo Here (bottom of page).
06/10/2017 / 11:19PM|
Ken Russell / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was in the 14th Supply Squadron at Nha Trang from December 68 through November 69.
I recently was thinking about the guys I was with for at year. I have lost contact
with them after leaving just before Thanksgiving 1969. If there is anyone out there
that was in this supply squadron during 1969 I would really like to reconnect.
From Michigan back then, now Vonore, Tennessee (Smoky Mountains)
423 836 3346
05/21/2017 / 11:06PM|
George A. Waldon, Jr. / email@example.com
My name is George A. Waldon, Jr. OS1(SW) USN, Ret. and I am trying to locate anyone
that knew my Dad, USAF SSgt George A (Arnold) Waldon from Aberdeen, MD. In the Reunion
photos from 1995 in Hampton, VA, my Dad is in the 2nd picture-standing on the far right....
He passed away on Nov. 21, 2011...just 5 days after is 64th birthday
in Maryland due to complications of Agent Orange. He, and I used to talk about his
Vietnam Nam experiences and my combat experiences (trading war-stories...lol) when
I was active duty from 1983-2004.
George A Waldon, Jr
OS1(SW) USN( Ret.)
05/15/2017 / 10:20AM|
Frank Henrion / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was assigned to the 1879th Communications Squadron, Plans & Programs, Sep 1970 to
Sep 1971. Would like to hear from anyone at that unit during the same period.
05/08/2017 / 8:26PM|
Joseph Moraida / email@example.com
I was at Nha Trang from Aug. 68 to Aug. 69. I was with detachment 1, 7th Aerial Port
loading / unloading C-130â€™s. New email address is ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
03/18/2017 / 4:18AM|
Joanne Nesbitt / email@example.com
I am looking for anyone stationed at the Nha Trang AFB June 12-19, 1969. My husbandâ€™s
ship, the USS Lynde McCormick, was the ship that fired their 5â€ 54 guns to fend off
the VC. If you remember that night, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
321-917-4259. Any information will help the men on DDG-8.
Thanking you in advance,
02/03/2017 / 7:38PM|
Ed Parker / email@example.com
The 1st attached picture shows myself, Ed Parker and Don Long in Nha Trang 1968,
and when we met for coffee in 2013. Don was a ground crew mechanic and I was a flight
mechanic on EC47s with the 361st TEWS.
The second picture is me, Ed Parker taken during a brief period of time I served
with the ground crews.
I was in Nam from 12 - 67 until 9 - 69, primarily as a flight mechanic.
If you can't understand the irony in having a gun ban enforced by people with
guns, then you don't understand why the 2nd amendment was written in the first place.
(Link to photos, bottom of page)
02/01/2017 / 3:21PM|
Manuel Landivar / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to contact Charles Nelson, helicopter pilot in Nah Trang, 1967-68.
Any information is appreciated.
01/21/2017 / 8:46PM|
David C Madril / email@example.com
Last posting was a few years back but I have relocated back to Billings, MT from
Grand Junction CO. I was in Nha Trang from early Feb 68 until 2nd of February 69.
I had earlier posted quite a few photos to the website as it was a hobby. I havenâ€™t
looked to see if theyâ€™re still there. I was with the 14th USAF Clinic. On my
arrival my office was in the Packing and Crating warehouse by the Base Supply
wareyard. I was NCOIC of Medical Supply and moved to the new clinic building when
it was completed until my departure. I do remember that the Chief of Security,
LtCol Chuck Batchelor was my old football coach in Chateauroux, France in 1960 and
his NCOIC in France was his Superintendent of Security at Nha Trang, CMSgt St. George.
Met a lot of folks from France at Nha Trang.
01/11/2017 / 9:14PM|
Rudolph Faustner / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Tom Horton (email@example.com). 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / 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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