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04/20/2016 / 3:39AM|
Robert A. Ramage / email@example.com
I had just posted that I was with the 12th Supply Sqdn up at Nha Trang, from July 69
to Oct 69 before I was transferred to Cam Rahn Bay. Anyway, I have noticed other
posts from guys who refer to Supply as the 14th, am I wrong? I do know that just
before I transferred, we had I believe I heard that 3-4 SSgts, a TSgt or two, a
MSgt, SMSgt and our CMSgt got nailed for black-market stuff and all ended up at LBJ.
I am glad I missed all of that drama.
I am still trying to locate a couple of buddies from there, Dave Boyer and Roy Casper.
If you or anybody else remembers these guys, please email me.
Robert A. Ramage
July 10 69 to Oct 69
03/19/2016 / 10:40AM|
Gary McAdam / firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for anyone I served with in Vietnam. We were formed at Fort Hood, Texas.
I was in 30th HQ CO and were were named IFFV (later changed to First Field Force).
We left in July 1965 for Vietnam on the USS Breckenridge arriving at Cam Ran Bay
Aug 24, 1965 (at that time Cam Ran Air Base did not exist and I do not remember how we
got from the ship with our vehicles to a road). Our compound was directly across
the street from the beach. There was a small bar there. There was a large building
in the middle of the compound used by command. We were inside this very long tent
with sand as the floor and cots with nets around them. I was an E-3 Medic. We
had a Doctor who left within a couple of months. The only names I remember were E-6
Ploff and an E-5 Sgt, big guy. There were at least 3 or more of us as medics.
We set up our tent on the opposite side of the compound. We were attached to the
25th Infantry Division 3rd Brigade, I believe, Charlie Co (Mar and Apr 1966). We
set up an outpost one mile south of Pleiku and one mile west of Cambodia. We
participated in Operation Lincoln. We were a part of II Corp. General Larson was
in command. I ended up a Specialist E-5 before leaving in Aug 1966. I would like
to connect with anyone that served with me. I do remember one name: Jesse Torres
from San Antonio Texas.
03/10/2016 / 11:03AM|
Steve Brodsky / email@example.com
I'm try to reconnect with R. Glenn and Walt Waters from back in 2007. I hope you're
still keeping in contact with this Website.
03/10/2016 / 10:52AM|
Steve Brodsky / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am searching for any Special Forces personnel who recall being on a mission,
dated 12 or 13 June 1968, with a USAF electronics technician (me), to recover
tapes from a downed C-130. On the way back to the LZ we were ambushed. One Special
Forces soldier was shot in the shoulder, and I was shot in the foot.
I am making a claim to the AFBCMR for a PHM, and could use additional verification!
01/14/2016 / 12:28PM|
Frank Gibson / email@example.com
Just found this website and wanted to add a comment.
I was stationed in Nha Trang for the first four months I was in country. Assigned
to the 55MID and worked in the TOC. I live in Summerville SC now.
Was in country 1968-1969.
10th SFG (A)
Vietnam 1968 - 1969
12/31/2015 / 5:46PM|
CW3 Tamara Gardner / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I’m researching an incident that I would like to learn more about. My Dad was
a crash truck crewman with the 14th ACW and he was one of the guys that was helping
an orphanage build a well and build some structures – naturally he was able to feel
some comfort in helping the local children in such conditions. Apparently the story
goes, that the team he was working with went to continue with their digging or
building and found that the children and staff had been targeted by the enemy and
killed or taken away. It’s very sad and since my dad doesn’t talk about it much
I don’t have many details – just bits and pieces.
Anyhow It’s funny though that he was there in Nha Trang as an Air Force guy but
when he came home he went Army and got in the Special Forces. He retired as a CSM
and still keeps close ties with SF. I don’t Know if you would have ever bumped
into him but his name is Terry Dillon and he’s my hero of course.
Happy New Year!
CW3 Tamara Gardner
12/02/2015 / 9:59AM|
Angela Shoemaker / email@example.com
My name is Angela and I am the Projects and Events Coordinator for the Veterans
Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley located in Parkersburg, WV. I am sending this email to
see if you can help me in my research of a veteran so that I may find him and
return to him a piece of trench art that is his. I had a gentleman walk into my
museum today with a piece of trench art, it is an ash tray made out of a 105 mm
shell and a 50 caliber bullet. On it it has a picture of a hornet and it says
green hornet, Chuck Carroll Mini Gunner, Nha Trang, Viet nam, 67-68, Ban Me Thout,
and finally it has a picture of a helicopter on it also. I was just looking for
anything and everything you could possibly tell me. Thank you in advance for your
help. If it would be easier to contact me via phone my number at the museum is 304-420-0332.
Projects and Events Coordinator
11/24/2015 / 2:51PM|
Duane Mclean / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was stationed at Nha Thrang July 1970 to June 1971. I was in Security Police. I
would like to locate anyone from Security Police during that period, especially
James Gibson. Thank you
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Department of labor,Licensing & Regulation
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Suite #100
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
11/11/2015 / 8:54PM|
Ed Humphreys / email@example.com
I was assigned to the 14th Air Commando Wing/14th Field Maint Squadron in Jun 1968……..
First as the OIC of the Fabrication Branch (MSgt Jorgensen was my NCOIC) –our office
was next to the wash rack with all the Agent Orange barrels …..a few months later,
I was moved to be OIC of the Aerospace Branch. Maj Smith was the Commander. Lt Col
Riley was the Chief of Maintenance and after the AC-119G Reserve unit rotated back
home after transferring their mission/aircraft to the Active Duty folks, I was
selected to be the first active duty Squadron Maintenance Officer for the 17th
Special Ops Sq. for the AC-119G “Shadow” Gunships. Our office was close to the
runway in the vacated Helicopter Rescue SQ that was deactivated. Stayed exactly
365 days leaving in Jun 1969. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/20/2015 / 8:59PM|
Theresa Hoernle / email@example.com
My name is Theresa Hoernle. My uncle is Charles McDill. He was in the Air Force,
possibly in 418th MMS(PACAF) or 4th ACS (PACAF) I know he was stationed at Nha Trang
AB RVN during 1968 as he reinlisted there. He was a SSGT when he reinlisted. We, his
wife and I, are working on a shadow box as a gift for him. His ex wife burned all
and anything from his time in the military. I was hoping that maybe someone from
your site might remember him or even have photos of him. I'm working off partial
DD214s. I know from conversations with him he loaded bombs on the A-1 night shift.
He also was a gunner on Spooky for a short time. If you can assist me in this it
would be much appreciated. Thank you!
10/17/2015 / 9:45PM|
Stan Walkowski / firstname.lastname@example.org
AGE Technician, 14th FMS AGE Shop, January 1969 – October 1969 would like to contact
other AGE guys who were there at the same time. Please contact me at email@example.com
09/17/2015 / 6:58PM|
Bruce Logan / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Logan. SGT, September 66 September 67
Was USASTRATCOM on arrival changed to 1st Signal Bde, Nha Trang Facility shortly after.
Worked in the Teletype Relay Center. SGT that replaced me was also my replacement on prior assignment.
08/28/2015 / 9:04PM|
Patrick Mc Laughlin / email@example.com
I was stationed at Nha Trang Sig Bn in the Long Van Area from May 67 to May 68.
I would like to hear from veterans who were there at this time.
SP/4 Patrick Mc Laughlin
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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