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When I first started this site visitors could come to this page and make comments that would automatically be added to the page. In May of 2005 I had to end that. It started getting filled with SPAM and everyday I would have to go in and delete the garbage that was getting added that had nothing what so ever to do with this site. If you have something you would like to add to the Guest Book Page please send it to me in an e-mail and I will gladly add it to the Guest Book Page. My e-mail address is:

rbmayes@att.net

 

Date:
3/4/2002
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7:35:21 AM
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Enjoyed looking at the pictures that you had taken when you were with Delta. I was with C Company in 1969 and our camp was at LZ Max about ten miles north of Duc Pho. I do remember the deserted church because two of us had to dig, with our only dozer, a night defensive perimeter there for a squad of APC's one day and I remember walking into the church and someone had scrawled the name of my hometown - Chicago - in giant letters on one of the inside walls. Glad you were able to take many pictures and put them out for others to see. Thanks. Rick

 

Date:
3/6/2002
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8:21:39 PM
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Just a line to a 39ther from a 39ther, WD Stutler here, was with them 8/68 - 8/69 HHC at Chu Lai and at LZ Goldie, which was south of Quang Nai and north of Snoopy. Units at Goldie, D Co 39, A Co 39, Heavy Equip Plt, HHc 137th and 630th and an infantry Co. Can't remember which from 11 LIB. Welcome Home Brother. If I left any units out, it is memory failure not intentional.

 

Date:
3/19/2002
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5:08:28 PM
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Good site: Brings back memories. My name is Ronnie Lewis. I was in A co. I went to Viet Nam with the unit from Ft. Campbell in December of 65. And served with them until June 67. My last camp was about 20 miles north of Duc Pho. Battalion HQ was in Chu Lai. ronnielewis@citlink.net.

 

Date:
3/20/2002
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5:55:25 AM
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I enjoyed looking at your pics. The one's you took of the morning mine sweeps along 535 brought back memories. I was in A Co. at LZ Ross, we met you guys every morning at the stream. I remember losing our Lt. & Sgt when their jeep hit a mine at the river. From Dec 67 to Dec 68 I spent time at Ross, Baldy, Young & a special forces camp, I believe Thien Phou. Peace to you my brother. John Ruttman.

 

Date:
4/2/2002
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4:58:53 PM
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Glad to see your sight. I was with company B at LZ Dottie 70-71. Thanks, John. johnschwede@hotmail.com

 

Date:
5/16/2002
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2:38:46 AM
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I very much appreciate your site. My name is Merlin Hanson. I too was with Co D Hq platoon. The picture of our motor pool with the 5 ton loaded with a triangular tank in the back was the truck I drove to the quarry every day. After a day of drilling and blasting I would stop at a river a fill that tank with water for our showers. Thank you very much for this site. It brings back a lot of memories. mjhanson

 

Date:
5/20/2002
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2:08:03 PM
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I was with the 45th engineer group, HQ, from 1967 to 1968. I helped write the newspaper.

 

Date:
5/23/2002
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6:03:03 AM
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My name is Roger Bailey. I was a Spec 4. I was medavaced from Tam Key City on July 7th, 1970. I was on a vehicle that hit a land mine. Something happened to me that day. I can't remember what company I was with, all I know is that I was with the 39th combat eng. I cant remember the names, I do remember the faces. My heart gets deeply saddened and I still cry as I am now entering this. I try to deal with it, and so far I have. I will survive. Your buddy in Kentucky.

 

Date:
6/2/2002
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10:00:36 AM
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John R Lewis, 3rd platoon leader, D company, 39th engineer battalion, Jan to July 1971. Improved road from Tam Ky to Thien Phuoc. This is the only web site that I have been able to find about the 39th engineer battalion. My E mail is: fbfd@gibsoncounty.net. I am the chief of a volunteer fire dept and I am using the department's address. I am a novice at a computer and am just feeling my way along. I would like to get in touch with anyone that I served with. Thanks for the site and keep up the good work. I also was the field XO or platoon leader for all three platoons of C company Aug to Oct 1971 at My Lai. We built a road around the Batangan Pininsula which was just north of Quang Nai.

 

Date:
6/15/2002
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10:49:25 AM
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Hey Richard, glad to see you have been adding to your site. You are doing your part to help bring us all togeather again. I enjoy so much your photos. For those of you who find this and do not know me, I am John Barden and I served proudly with the 39th in HHC from Jan 1968 to Jan 1969. I was in charge of the generator shop in the Engineer section of Bn. Maint. I replaced Bob Hobert. I am also secretary of the Alumni group that was elected at our first reunion to plan the next reunion in 2003. We are also turning out a news letter several times a year thanks to Gale Helser. If anyone served with the 39th Engineer Battalion or attached units in Vietnam and would like to recieve a copy of the news letter please contact me. The news letter goes out to those off line also. We do need your help with stories, memories, photos ect. that will help build interest with-in our group. I encourage you to help us. Links to our Yahoogroup are here on Richards web page. Thanks to GW for starting and managing the Yahoo.com group. Please join the group and post on the message board. I can be reached at jbflaco@yahoo.com and jbflacolaredo@aol.com. Again Richard, a job well done on your site and please keep adding to it, Have a Blue Bull day, JB

 

Date:
6/26/2002
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10:18:17 PM
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Enjoyed your site. I was at Baldy in 1968, with (task force Fraizer). Frazier later became (team Henderson). My name is Bryant Strickland. Would love to find someone from that unit. E-Mail: strick1@ellijay.com. Address- 442 Jeff Dr., Ellijay, Ga. 30540.

 

Date:
7/6/2002
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1:05:06 PM
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Good God........ In the time frame of about an hour, I had a thirty-five year " flashback ". I read and reread every printed word, and comment, made on this site. Viewed all the photos, for fear that I would miss something, or someone. Lots of memories......even more emotions.......! My name is Wade Johnson, I was fortunate enough, to have served, with the Thirty-Ninth, from Jan. 1967 to Jan of 1968 ( Co. "D" ). I was one of those from the 36th. Engineer Battalion, from Ft. Bliss, Texas that shipped over as a battalion. To relieve and replace, some of those, that may have still been around. And came to be, in country, from Ft. Campbel, Ky. As I read the presented accounts, of the many that served. Not only from my own company "D", but from Hqs, A, B and C and with a time span of as early as 1965, to the latest dates I read, that where in late 1971. Without a doubt......every one of us, should hold our heads high. And be proud to have served, and made history, with the greatest Army. Questionabably then......but most certainly now. In the annals of world history. "But least we not forget , those of our brethern, who have made the supreme sacrifice". Wade Johnson that replaced

 

Date:
8/4/2002
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7:12:49 PM
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CSM Ret Austin Pickett, ISG of B Co, 39th Engr. Bn, Aug - Dec 1970 @ LZ Dotty. 1SG A Co, 39th Engr. Bn, Jan -Aug 1971.

 

Date:
8/11/2002
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7:27:00 PM
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Great site. I was in Task Force Frazier at Baldy in 1968. I did refrigeration repair and kept the food cold and the morgues running. I found one of my buddies Bryant Strickland's name and e-mail. I have not been able to contact any others. I would love to find Captain Frazier. He was the best officer I ever met. Your pictures of the scenery and the mine sweeps brought back a lot of memories. We were located next to the ammo dump north of the airstrip. I flew out to all the LZ's in the area. I was at Ross a lot patching up reefers. Thanks for sharing.

 

Date:
8/11/2002
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7:30:39 PM
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I submitted the previous post and did not put my name. Ken Curtis, kcurtis@hemc.net. Address: 138 Tennessee Street Demorest, Ga. 30535. I was in Team Frazier at Baldy 1968.

 

Date:
8/13/2002
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11:38:56 AM
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ROY BURNETT, 39th ENGR CBT B CO. Enioyed the pictures, brings back memories. I severed from 66 to 67. Welcome home everyone.

 

Date:
8/23/2002
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10:38:31 PM
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Rich, I know LZ Bronco, as I was there from 11/68 to 8/69. The picture on your home page is looking north. I remembre it all to well. Sincerly, Steve - P.S. that photo was taken about 11am.

 

Date:
9/5/2002
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9:36:02 AM
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Chuck Faler

 

Date:
9/5/2002
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9:37:35 AM
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Chuck Faler (white rabbit), C Co., 8/67-8/68

 

Date:
9/20/2002
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7:56:51 AM
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Glad to see the site. I served at the Naval Support Activity Chu-lai in a detachement from VW-1 NAS Agana Guam, known as Det Charlie from Sep 68 to Dec 68. "Ground Pounders" forever. NCC Eugene Kipp USN(Ret)

 

Date:
10/1/2002
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10:03:34 PM
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I was with Navy Seabees (MCB10)in 1965 when we made the beach landing at Chu Lai with the 3rd Marine Division. Robert Denning, California.

 

Date:
10/18/2002
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1:47:06 PM
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Richard, Great site... I was a Chinook pilot. 132 ASHC (Hercules) and went to Duc Pho many times during late 1968 and most of 1969. We were based in Chu Lai and used Duc Pho as a staging area for the nearby LZ's. I think it was the hottest place I've ever been and surely the worst place I saw to be based. Had a lot of pretty decent lunches there. Thanks for the memories. Darryl Dickie - darryldickie@earthlink.net

 

Date:
11/4/2002
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1:16:06 PM
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Richard, I have been reading your new entries in your diary. Glad to see you are adding to your site. It is very interesting. I wish more of us had kept a diary like yours, JB

 

Date:
12/9/2002
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5:25:15 PM
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Hi. Richard, my name is Carl Brookins and I served with the 11Th Sig. PLt. the 11TH LIB that came over to Nam from Schofield Barracks HI. in Dec. 68 by troop ship USS William Weigle. I was at Duc Pho until the end of April when I was sent up to Lz Bayonet, with the 49Th Sig Plt. 198Th LIB. until Dec. 68 when I RTO back to the states. Had at lot of good friends I served with there at Lz Bronco , Duc Pho. God Bless Welcome Home

 

Date:
12/19/2002
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6:43:08 PM
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I RAN THE AIR TERMINAL USAF AERIAL PORT SQD 1/69- 10/69. WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF LZ BRONCO AND SOME MORE STORIES ABOUT THE LZ. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER PAUL THE KOREAN STORE?

 

Date:
12/25/2002
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9:59:31 PM
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Richard, Many of your photos brought back memories for me as I was a medic stationed at LZ Bronco from Mar 68 to Mar 69 with the 11 LIB. I spent my entire tour serving as a medic at the Clearing Aid Station. I now live in St. Louis, MO (not too far from you -- email me if you would like to get together at docstanwlarson@aol.com). I have some pictures that may show some changes to the area that you would enjoy.

 

Date:
1/19/2003
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1:48:57 PM
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Lou Marini, HHC, 45th Eng Group, Phu Bai, 69-70, unit photographer.

 

Date:
1/24/2003
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8:31:39 PM
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Richard, thanks for letting us younger men post, I went over and served with D Co, from Aug 68-Mar 70. I spent time at Baldy, Chu Lai, Goldie, low-boy, and LZ West. There were good days and bad but as a team we were victoreous. Many of us get togetter at 39thbattalion@yahoogroups.com. Please join us there, but by all means keep your site open. Its one of the best Ive seen. Thanks, papat50@yahoo.com

 

Date:
1/28/2003
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7:03:07 PM
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Hi Richard: I was a Combat Engineer Co. located at Phu Hiep near Tuy Hoa. We were attached to the 39th Engineers in 1967 briefly than the 299 Engineer Battalion. I was in Viet Nam Sept. 1967 thru Oct. 1968. My Company virtually worked all over corp area II. Your pictures bring back alot of memories. I was eventually shot down in a helio doing road and bridge classification for the 173'rd Airborne. I am currently recieving 100% disability due to that injury. I later served as 11 Bravo, and 19 Delta Cavalry Scout in two other Army tours. But it is my time as a Combat Engineer that I treasure the most. We were the tightest group of guys. I am still in contact with guys from my Viet Nam platoon. We are Buddies for life, talk to each other every holiday etc: Please write. I am interested if you rember us at Phu Hiep. Although we were also at Dak To, Ple Ku, Bong Song, Vung Tau, Ban Me Tuy and many other places I can't rember the names. Goodbye for now brothers, you are not forgotten. You can write me at Grashoper4u@aol.com any time. I would like to chat. Goodbye Pat Blev.

 

Date:
1/31/2003
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4:36:38 PM
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I used this site at first to get the day my wife was born [Monday 23 11 67]. Sorry for the weak excuse; but in doing so I stumbled on your diary, and then found it a good insight into a real live account of a soldier's life.

 

Date:
2/12/2003
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1:08:07 PM
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Jim Gruber, HHC, 45th Engineer Group, Phu Bia, 68'-70', Surveyor. I have a number of photos that must have been taken by Lou M - the group photographer.

 

Date:
2/13/2003
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3:12:46 PM
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Great site. Couldn't believe it when I saw Mike Male's picture on the home page. I joined D company (3rd Platoon) in April 1968. Last time I saw Mike he was with S-2 as Recon Sgt. Often wondered what happened to him and if he went back to Canada. Once again, great site. Thank you. Morris Bealmer

 

Date:
2/21/2003
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4:25:08 PM
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Nice website

 

Date:
2/23/2003
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7:45:29 PM
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I am one of the "old Men" from the 39th during its Vietnam Service. Left from Ft. Campbell in Dec. '65. Served from August '64 till July '66. Started with C Co. as a platoon leader. Upon arrival at Cam Ranh Bay I was XO of Hq.Co. Became CO for a while when Richard Hill rotated back, then Recon. Officer in S-2. Was with Lt. Col. Lane when he was fatally wounded during helicopter near Vung Ro Bay, south of Tuy Hoa in Phu Yen Province. Good to see that other "Blue Bull" are still around. Thanks for running the site. Pete Gianesini pgianesinisr@aol.com

 

Date:
2/24/2003
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12:03:37 AM
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HI. SAW YOUR WEB. AM GLAD TO SEE THAT I AM NOT ALONE. MY NAME IS BRUCE JOHNSON. WAS ON ADAK 56 57, GUAM NOV 57 JAN 59. POURED CONRETE AT THE NAS. BUILT THE SWIMMING POOL AT NIMITZ HILL AND THE NEW DOCKS AT APRA HARBOR. ALSO WROTE NASTY THINGS ABOUT THE BASE COMM ON THE MIDGET JAP SUB BY THE CHOW HALL. DO YOU RECALL THE MARINE CB EM CLUB? I LOST MY THIRD CLASS RATE THERE. HA HA. AM NOW RETIRED CHICAGO POLICE.

 

Date:
2/25/2003
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8:38:16 PM
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Hi any seabees who served on Adak with the pwd or was on Guam Nov 57 Jan 59. My name is Bruce Johnson and am from Chicago. Just retired 30 years Chicago police. Great website. Anybody remember Dick Cannon? He stayed in was married to a girl name Jo Anne from Calif. I thihk he retired to Florida. Was in touch with two great guys from Alaska, Joe Wetmore and Joe Rovere from NYC, My mail: lousligo39@aol.com

 

Date:
3/1/2003
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11:39:04 AM
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I WAS IN hdq co 1970 39TH

 

Date:
3/11/2003
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5:31:22 PM
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Hi My name is Lou Perches, I was with the 39th Combat Engr's from Jul 67- Aug 68. I first came in country assinged to the 554th float br company. I was then transfered to HHQ company when one of the pay clerks rotated home. At this time the 39th was stationed north of Chu Lai just outside of a small village called An Thuon. Around Sept. or Oct we moved the entire unit to the backside of Mac XII Marine air base. We sat right off of highway 1 and the airfield to our back. I was then transfered to Co D. Headed south to LZ Dottie. We were at LZ Dottie during the Tet offensive in 68. It is great to see something about the 39th Combat Engr unit. It has gotten lost in all the shuffle during the formation of the Americal division in Nov of 67. I hope to hear from some of the guys that where either with HHQ Personnel, or Co D HHQ Platoon. Some of the names, John Jordan, Steve Sokol, Steve Carlson. lperches@portpack.com

 

Date:
3/12/2003
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8:16:40 PM
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Good job on the web site. My name is Carl White. I was SPC 4 White from April 70 till March 71, H.H.C., 39 Th. Engr.Bn. Chu-Lai. THANKS

 

Date:
3/18/2003
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5:46:58 PM
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HI MY NAME IS RUSS BILBREY, I WAS IN CO.C ALSO AT LZ MAXS FROM SEPT 69 TO SEPT 70. WELCOME HOME TO ALL MY BROTHERS. MY E MAIL IS: CHGOSNOWMAN@AOL.COM

 

Date:
3/26/2003
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5:31:19 PM
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Good website! I was Spec4 Jerry Hicks with Co B 39th Engr that left Ft. Cambell, Ky. in Dec'65 I saw another person with Co C and I'm fixing to e-mail him. I was at Cam Rahn, Tuy Hoa, Nha Trang, and Ban Me Thout. Left,ETS,in Oct.'66.

 

Date:
3/26/2003
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6:14:57 PM
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Jerry Hicks here. I forgot to add my e-mail address: jhicks4@hot.rr.com

 

Date:
4/10/2003
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12:27:20 PM
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Steve Brill here. Great web site. I was in HHC, 39th Combat Engineers from November 1970 to December 1971. The unit stood down in October and November 1970, with most people reassigned or sent home. I remained, moving up to 45th Group HQ in Da Nang, and became mailman after we discovered several bags of unforwarded mail (I had been in S3 Operations). It took me a couple of weeks to take care of the mail - hope everyone got their stuff. I remember driving my boss down to Quang Ngai to visit Co. B, and the effort to put up some buildings and a road that wouldn't wash out near My Lai. I also remember driving up to visit Co.D near Tam Ky - I think they were fixing routes 531 & 535. The MPs at Chu Lai would let us bring up Igloo coolers that we filled with cans of soda and ice and brought out to the work sites. The S3, Captain Silvernale, was cool about that, and even helped pay for the soda and ice. Hi to John Sester, Terry Studley, Mark Crawford, whereever you are. And hi to Hugh Silvernale, a decent guy for an officer. steve.brill@ecolab.com

 

Date:
4/23/2003
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11:55:18 AM
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I was with the 39th Combat Engr. from 1968-1969, Co. D at LZ Baldy, LZ Goldie, Tam Ky, and Chu-lai. I was the Commo Sgt. Greg La Monda-Radio Chief Tony Mays with Joey Moyer. Do you have any pictures that I could see ?- Thank You: Greg La Monda. Email Adderss: vshriver@sbcglobal.net

 

Date:
4/27/2003
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7:11:07 AM
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Enjoyed your site. I am Bruce Patterson and was with the 45th Eng., HQ Co., 66/67 in C.R.Bay, Tuy Hoa and had many friends in the 39th.

 

Date:
5/2/2003
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7:14:15 AM
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Brought back many memories. I was with the 88th S&S/45th Grp 21 Feb 69-70 out of Pleiku. Paul Bird aka BirdMan.

 

Date:
5/12/2003
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12:23:35 AM
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I'm Warren Lucas, Nam May 68 69, wounded twice, both on road 535 between Triple Culverts and Ross. We were at Ross at the second TET in February 69. Convoy was ambushed at Triple culverts. 7 vehicles went up at once with command det mines and RPGs. Again in May 69 convoy ambushed again just west of triple culverts just past last vill after the culverts. There was an 8 inch gun that blew up there. Maybe one of you guys saw it there. Killed gun crew and we picked up driver blown in two and gunner who was on fire. Me and squad leader tried to pick him up but 8 inch rounds started cooking off and blew us back each time. Sorry guys. Didn't mean to bring back all this. Web address: cplcrdnce@webtv.net

 

Date:
5/14/2003
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8:09:57 AM
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Richard, my name is Freddie Jackson, September 67-September 68, Co C. I'm sure we met many times on road sweep. Glad to have you home, and to all our brothers of the 39th. You have a wonderful site here, as JB said, wish more diaries were kept. Thank you, each time I read thoughts our brothers write down I drop a tear. GODSPEED to all.

 

Date:
6/16/2003
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12:01:11 AM
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Served 67 67, 70th Engr Btn. Ankhe and Pleiku. Gunner on gun jeep. Randall Ruble. West VA. 18th Engr Brigade.

 

Date:
6/27/2003
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10:54:12 PM
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I enjoyed the photos of Duc Pho. I was there from March '67 to Sept '67 with the 264th Transportation Co. We did all the over the beach cargo operations. I was there when the beach and airport were hit with rockets. Nice job,on the web site. Al Meggison - 246th Transportation Co (ts)1966-1967.

 

Date:
7/8/2003
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4:07:20 PM
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Thanks for posting the photos. I was the Personnel Sergeant, for the 45th Engineer Group July 1966 to July 1967. Our Headquarters moved from Tuy Hoa to Qui Nhon in early 1967. Our HQ unit was located in Qui Nhon at the end of the main air strip. I completed my tour and left the unit for the States in July 67. I was then a Sergeant First Class. I retired as a Sergeant Major. Signed William F.Webster.

 

Date:
7/9/2003
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10:27:32 AM
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Hi, My name is Bill Jernigan. I was with C company 68 and 69. We were at Snoopy, and we were so under strenth after the siege that we went back to Chu Lai and then out to Max. Does anyone remember the siege? Paul Leesure "Little Miami" was killed among others. What ever happened to Joe Lot, "The Red Head"? Also would like to find "Mac" believe his last name was McDougal. He won a silver star on Snoopy in the sapper attack. He was my main bro. My e-mail address is: billjernigan@futura.net. Great site, brought back memories.

 

Date:
7/9/2003
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4:12:15 PM
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Not enough pictures of young rb. Great shots. Good to see something besides what was on the news or in movies. Tony M. TSgt, MO Air Guard.

 

Date:
7/22/2003
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3:47:03 PM
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RB, I was browsing thru the internet for pictures of Nui Dang and Duc Pho and came accross your web site. I was a Marine on top of Nui Dang from Nov66-Mar67, then was at the base of the hill when the Army relieved us in April67. Most of my pictures were lost b4 I rotated back to the states so I was looking for a little nostalgia. Thanks for the trip. George Crumbley, Spanish Fort, AL.

 

Date:
8/7/2003
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9:27:11 PM
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Hello Richard. This is Ray and Mary Young (Sister to Richard N. Robey who died at Duc Pho while on a mine sweep July 4th 1967). I have been trying to get ahold of you. I have been in contact with Randy West N.C., Moody, GA., May, W.V., Male, Albt., Alford, Whittington AL., Stubblefield, TN., Swander OH. Trying to get something going with the fellows that was with Dick. (419-667-4471) Thank you for your time. Ray & Mary.

 

Date:
8/13/2003
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11:42:28 AM
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I was with the 39th Combat Engineers in Viet-Nam, 1965-66. E-Mail: Knghtrd1@aol.com

 

Date:
8/15/2003
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3:30:47 PM
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Thanks for the great memory stirring photos. I was a heavy equipment mechanic in HHC, 70th CBT ENGR BN, Ban Me Thout from 9/68 - 9/69. Many memories are still as vivd as the day they happened. I really remember the red laterite soil that permiated my skin so bad that when I went on R&R I had to endure three steam baths and three tub baths before I was considered clean enough. I still left a ring after the third tub bath. I also remember how slippery the red mud was when it rained. I was also in one of the largest convoys, if not the largest, to leave Cam Rahn Bay. Ken Richardson

 

Date:
8/24/2003
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7:57:23 PM
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From J. C. Moody. Thanks for time I served with you and all the other guys. Thanks for the web page and all the photos. I read all of the diary entries.

 

Date:
9/14/2003
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1:55:57 AM
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630th Engineer Co. Served in Plieku & Anh Khe in 1967 to 1968 in the motor pool (mechanic). My name is Ignacio Ray Rodriguez (c21listgold@earthlink.com). Waiting to hear from any other 630th engineers!

 

Date:
9/17/2003
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9:42:46 PM
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Looking for all 39th Engineers and any one attached to 39th Engineers that want notified of re-unions. Please contact me, Mike Miller (A Co 71-72) at: jmikemiller13 @yahoo.com

Date:
9/21/2003
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9:22:39 PM
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My name is Tim Driscoll. I was with S2HHC, 39th from March 1968 to November 1968. Your website is wonderful. Jim Leahy was my best friend. After he was killed on August 8th, I wrote to his mom. I visited her on the way home to Brooklyn. I have stayed in contact with his family. This summer I attended his niece's wedding in Chicago. Does anyone know Dum Dum Conard? Wilcox? Shultz? I talk with Mike Male all the time. My e-mail is: TBD619@aol.com Tim Driscoll

 

Date:
10/5/2003
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5:30:57 PM
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The pic you have labeled Bess? is indeed Dennis R. Bess. I believe he was from St. Louis. For the life of me, I can't remember where he worked. Maybe Co. Clerk?? Bob Daniel Medic HHC/D. Co. '02/67 to 01/68

 

Date:
10/5/2003
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5:53:34 PM
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As I remember it, the three pics of the blown up 5-ton on Route 535 were from a booby trapped bomb. I never went on mine sweep with A. Co. so... how come I can say I was standing about 20 feet from thet truck when it went up? The driver lost an ear and had some minor burns. The worst injury was a SSgt that got soaked with burning diesel fuel when the tanks on the truck went up. Myself and another rolled him on the ground to put out the fire. We had taken a break to eat a bite, and I was facing away from the truck eating c-rations when I found myself flying thru the air, landing running away from the truck, c-rations still in my hands. Since we were a long ways from Baldy here, and we didn't always get all the way there on mine sweep, I believe we had to leave that truck there for several days. The bit about A. Co., I can't remember. Bob Daniel Medic HHC/D. Co. 02/67 to 01/68

 

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Richard, Wade Johnson steered me to your web site. Great site, brought back some memories and sharpened some others. Great pictures. I thought I took a lot of pics, but......... I was the medic that put Robey on the dust-off that day. I couldn't have told you the date. Lt. Shamblin and I were the last in the Co. to see him alive, I assume. I see a few faces I recognize, but spending most of my time with 1st and 2nd, not all are familar. Please include my e-mail addy: daniel@casscomm.com Bob Daniel Medic HHC/D. Co. 02/67 to 01/68

 

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Outstanding website. I landed at Chu Lai, 7 May 1965. My unit, Bravo Co, 3rd Engineers, III Marine Amphibious Force with Navy SeaBees (MCB 10) built the original SATS airfield, roads, strongback tents, and the hospital. Your pics of the area look familiar, although they were taken about two years later. Good job. John Booker, Florida.

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10/30/2003
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Wayne H. Bergeron, Company "C," 589th Engineers, AnKhe/Pleiku Vietnam 70-71

 

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Hay! My name is Chuck Faler. I was in 39th, C Company 8/67- 8/68. I was known as rabt- the-wytrabt. I was on LZ Snoopy outside of Mo Duc. We used to hook up with D CO on QL1 mine sweep. Remember snipers gap? We swept through it everyday. Its hard to catch a rabbit. You either got to shoot it or trap it. Once they are in their tunnel you can forget it!

 

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11/15/2003
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Thanks for keeping up your site. I will forever be glad I came home in one piece, but I won't ever forget or regret having served my time. K.J. Bryson, ex-HHC&B, Support Battalion (Provisional) 196th Lt Inf Bde.

 

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11/20/2003
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Like your site. I was in the 19th Combat Engr.Bn. We moved up to take your place when you moved north. My older brother served in your unit. I believe his name was Frank West from Florida. He stayed in country 28 months. Welcome home brother!!! Tom West

 

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11/25/2003
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MY NAME IS JAMES (JIM) A HARRIS,WAS WITH THE 39TH CHARLIE CO 1968 -69. ARRIVED ON FEB 28TH AT LZ DRAGON. HAD NO CONTACT WITH ANYONE SINCE I LEFT THERE. WILL KEEP TRYING TO LOCATE ANYONE THAT WAS THERE. GOD BLESS ALL. jharris@cityofclemson.org

 

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12/8/2003
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ESPO from Chicago. Now living in Texas. I was in the 561st GS Co, Pleiku Vn - 88th S&S BN - lst Logistical Command, 1970. Many memories, would like to contact anyone from any of these units. Long time, but stil remember. Welcome Home Everyone! GL ESPINOZA

 

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12/17/2003
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Jeff May, Jr. Dingess, W. V. 25671. I served with the 39th Engineers. I arrived in Vietnam February 22, 1967, with D Company and transferred to A Company, August 1967. I remained in A Company until my departure on December 31, 1967. I would like to hear from the people I served with in Vietnam. My e-mail address is : auntkan1@wmconnect.com

 

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12/19/2003
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Hello,My name is Dale Hemrick, served with USNMCB-10 on lots of detachments,1967-68,1968-69, all in I CORPS area. Particularly WAS WITH Ghost Battalion, that walked into white sand graveyard, and turned it into

 

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I enjoyed looking at the pictures. I was there in 1967. My name is Clarence R.Taylor. I found out about this site from Jeff May whom I served with over there. I was in D-7-2. We landed by boat near Tuy Hoa Feb 22,1967, then we hit the beach near Duc Pho in April and built a road to Duc Pho and put pcp on the airstrip there. We also built a wooden bridge. When I left over there we were opening up Highway 7 toward Laos in Jan 1968. My email address is: rusty@chartertn.net. Thanks for the web site Richard.

 

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Great web site. I was an air traffic controller at Duc Pho from 69 to 71. Your photos bring back many memories. My name is Mark Grube mgrube@comcast.net. Thanks MARK

 

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1/6/2004
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My name is Harry Glenn Buford - I served as 2nd Plt Ldr in D Company 39th from February 1967 to January 1968. Many of the picture sites are familiar to me. In fact many of them were my projects. I remember well the beach, Montezuma and Baldy. I would be interested in hearing from anyone from the company. I will submit all I can remember about our year there. Please put me on your roll call list. Maj Glenn Buford, USArmy Ret. buford1960@vallnet.com

 

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I need to find this person he posted here but did not leave his email. I was with Navy Seabees (MCB10)in 1965 when we made the beach landing at Chu Lai with the 3rd Marine Division. Robert Denning, California

 

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1/12/2004
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Ron Pifer and I have been trying to find some of the guys we served with. I'm glad we made contact. On your roll call list you have what I think is an error and/or dup. My last name spelling is Guerra, but you also show an Oly . I am but 1 person Oscar "Oly" Guerra. I have some old photos buried somewhere, I'll try to find them this weekend, and e-mail them to you. Thanks for all your efforts, and hope a reunion is in the making. Thanks, Oly my address is 2424 Swallow Lane Palmdale,Ca 93550 Home 661-510-8852 Fax 661-274-7816

 

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I served the 39th Co D from 1-67 to 1-68. Dan Estrada (Co. clerk)died of cancer many years ago. My e-mail is pam-n-oly@juno.com

 

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1/13/2004
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Hugh Silvernale, 2Lt,2/B/39EB(Cbt), Tuy Hoa, Nov 66; XO B/39 Feb67; 39Bn Mtr Off, Chu Lai Sep67; DEROS Dec67. Second verse: Cpt, HQ18En Bde, Cam Rhan Dec70, LOC Off; S3, HQ/39EB, Apr71; DEROS Dec71. To all my fellow members, present, departed, or not returned - a profound JOB WELL DONE- we did our best. I am proud to have been a part of this. E-mail: kicker5anatomy@yahoo.com

 

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Richard, Took a trip on Friday, to Greenville, Alabama, found Dale Whittington, had a good visit. He doesn't have email, I gave him a copy of your web pages. Dale said he was coming to the reunion in July. Just thought you might want an update on him. He is working 6 days a week, owns his company and supports the city & county governments in Greenville. Hope you are doing well and looking forward to seeing you in July. I have a new email address: juliusmoody@bellsouth.net, please let me know if you receive this. Julius Cecil Moody 770-789-1104

 

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1/21/2004
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Nice Site !!! I served in D company as proof truck driver from May 1971 till Sept 1971. The pictures of the mine sweep and the trucks that hit the mines brought back memories of when I was there. Thank You. David L Bruman. E-mail: bruman@writeme.com

 

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1/23/2004
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Rich: Entry 1/13/2004 - change e-mail address to snale4315@yahoo.com

 

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1/25/2004
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My name is Randy Elsbury. I served w\39th eng.from 1970-1971. I was at Phu-Bai, Hoi-an, Tam Ky, and LZ Dotty for a while. I am really glad to have found your site. The pictures really brought back alot of memories. You have an execellent site and you should be proud of it. Also the scenery shots were great. I did alot of traveling up and down that highway. Over the years w\several failed marriages I've lost most of the pictures I had. Lucien Townsell who lives outside of Paduca Ky was also w\the 39th. He was a friend. I'm glad ya'll made it home. I wish all could have made it back. I saw this a while back, "A man is not dead, until he is forgotten". I'll never forget. Thanks again for the fine site.

 

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Hi comrades. My name is Larry Barnes. I served with the 39th cbt engr. bn in 67 at Tuy Hoa, Duc Pho and Chu Lai in HHC. I've been looking for this site for a long time. A great place. Brings back a lot of memories. Enjoyed the pictures and letters. Brothers forever. Welcom home.

 

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Hi. My name is Larry Barnes. I served with the 39th cbt egnr bn in 1967 at tuy hoa, duc pho and chu lai. What a great site. I found lots of info, pictures, maps the works. I love it. Welcom home. Brothers forever. End of message. E-mail: larrybarnes39@bellsouth.net

 

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Hey brother. My name is Larry Barnes. I served with the 39th cbt engr bn from dec 66 to dec 67 at tuy hoa, duc pho and chu lai. Been looking for a site like this a long time. Lots of info, pictures, maps and letters. Brings back memories. Brothers forever. Welcome home. Have a Blue Bull day.

 

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My name is Larry Barnes. I served with the 39 cbt engr bn in 67 at tuy hoa, duc pho and chu lai. Been looking for a page like this for a long time. Thanks. Brothers forever. Welcom home. larrybarnes39@bellsouth.net

 

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GLAD TO SEE YOUR SITE MAYES, IT IS WELL DONE AND I SAW A FEW THINGS THAT RATTELED MY OLE BRAIN. I AM GEORGE W THOMAS (G.W.) AKA GRUB WORM. I WAS WITH B CO 39TH ENGR. MAY 67 TO MAY 68 . LIKE YOU, I WAS EVERYWHERE VIETNAM. NORTH, SOUTH AND INBETWEEN TOO WITH ALL THE RAIN, SNAKES AND MOSQUITOES I COULD EAT. I WAS UNDER CPT. ED WENNERS COMMAND IN B CO AND LATER WAS PART OF AN EFFORT USED TO MAKE UP D CO OF THE 26TH ENGR. WHEN IT WAS FORMED LATE 67. MY LAST DAYS IN COUNTRY I WAS A FUEL TRUCK DRIVER AT LZ DOTTIE. WELCOME HOME DUDES AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I HAVE A SITE AT YAHOO GROUPS LISTED AS 39THENGINEERBATTALION . THERE ARE ABOUT 150 OF US ON OUR BOOKS/FILES AND ABOUT 75 ON THE SITE. EVERYBODY DROP BY AND VISIT WITH YOUR BROTHERS FROM B CO. WE'LL BE GLAD TO HAVE YOU AND HOPE YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANY'S AMOUNGST US ON THERE. THIS YEARS REUNION WILL BE SEPTEMBER 16 - 18 AT HAMPTON, VAGINIA AND WILL BE OUR THIRD. WE HAVE A NEWS LETTER THAT GOES OUT ALSO TO OUR MEMBERS. I SERVE AS CHAPLAIN TO OUR GROUP. DALE (DOC) SHEPERD IS SEC. JIM SHAMBLEN TREA. GALE HELSER PRES.

 

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Robert Chapman, Hq Company, 39th Combat Eng Bn., 45th Eng Group. Vietnam 1966-1967. I Was the Bn Maint Sgt. I would like to hear from any one that was in the 39th.  E-mail: b19mag3gie7@artelco.com

 

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Robert Chapman,  Hq Company, 39th Combat Eng Bn.,  45th Eng Group. Vietnam 1966-1967. I Was the Bn Maint Sgt.  I would like to hear from any one that was in the 39th my e-mail address is: b19mag3gie7@artelco.com

 

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Thanks for having this site. I was with the 540th Trans. Company on the army side of Qui Nhon airfield from Oct., 1967 to July, 1968 - it was relatively good duty compared to the crap some of you guys got.

 

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Richard, I am sending you some names to see if you recognize any of them. Wish I had kept a better record. Turner on your Roll Call list could be Don Turner, 5 ton driver in 1st Platoon, D Co. I was in that company for awhile and he was in it. I have a couple of pictures of him, but no home state. Here's a list of men that were in D Co. in 1967: Benny Teague --Texas, Herbert Oquinn -- South Carolina, Sgt. John Embry --don't know state, ? Weston --don't know state, ? Foster -- Chicago, Louis Santori -- New York, ? Sharpe -- New Jersey, Jose Hernandez -- don't know state, and A Co. David Hill -- West Liberty, Ky. I hope you will recognize some of their names. Let me know. My e-mail address is: auntkan1@wmconnect.com I have been reacqainted with some old buddies by going to your web sights and etc. Good job. Jeff

 

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My tour with the 39th was from Feb thru Sep, in charge of 1st and 2nd Platoon of C Company, building the road over the top of Hai Van Pass - then moved to 45th Group Hdqtrs, as the S2 / S5 officer - spent some short but wonderful time in Chu Lai. Dick Goth

 

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Great Site. I was on Baldy in 69 and again in 70. Unit was 1/7 1st Mar Div. Place looked a lot different when I was there. Have some photos from that time if you are interested. pliberty@comcast.net

 

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I was initially with " H " Trp 17th ACR out of LZ Bayonet, 1968 till April 69. I was infused to " E " Trp 1/1ACR 11th LIB DucPho, till my tour was up. I may have been in your chopper. Welcome Home. E Mail H17THCAV31 Sgt Ron Hepker

 

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2/19/2004
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Hi. Your pictures brought back things I had forgotten thanks [I think]. I went over with you in Feb. I am Donald Powers From Ky. I drove a dump for a while. Then I drove the gun jeep in a couple of your pictures. I left New Years Day '68. Thanks again. Donald Powers 1295 Adair Rd. Lewisport Ky 42351 djpowers@tds.net

 

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HI again. This is Donald Powers again. If anyone has any good pictures of me and the gun jeep please send me some djpowers@tds.net. The gunner was Steve Weston from Alanta Ga.

 

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2/19/2004
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The Turner you were talking about is Don from Union Ky.

 

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2/24/2004
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I have some questions concerning the 39th, particularly what units you supported...and right shoulder (wartime service) insignia authorized for this unit. Thanks in advance MSG Joe Krisanits (Ret). tanknj@hotmail.com. Hope to hear from you.

 

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2/25/2004
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My name is William Lee Hampton (Bill) I served in the 39th Company D 1st Platoon Sgt. South was the squad leader. Was in Vietnam January 1967 to January 1968. Currently live in Rutherfordton, NC.

 

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2/26/2004
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My dad served in the 299th. He came home in late 1968. I am VERY proud of my "Daddy". I'm thankful he made it home (otherwise I would not be here) but I never forget the ones that never made it home. Charles Russell was my Dad's driver. He didn't make it home, to this day my father speaks highly of this young man that gave his soul for his counrty and his fellow man. I salute all of you. Daughter of James Slavens.

 

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James M. Watford (Mickey) Here, I was in Phu Bai, HHC 45th Engineer Group (surveyor) Nov. 68 to Nov. 69. I now live in Panama City, Florida jmwatford@earthlink.net

 

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2/27/2004
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Hi Richard. Alan Flynn here. I came across your Vietnam website and it appears we were in the same places at the same time. I was with B Co. 704th Maintenance Battalion, 4th Infantry. I got to Duc Pho in August 67 and we moved to Baldy in early January just before Tet. I drove a few convoys to supply LZ Ross during Tet and always wanted to thank you guys for clearing the many, many mines out of the road.

 

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Hello ,Hello , Hello. CMH3 Rodney c.H. Showell of MCB10 67/68/69 Quang-tri, Dong Ha, Saigon, Hue, Ben Luc , Phu Bai ,Camp Carrol, DaNang. Served on detachment in these locations. Great site ! will drop in again. mcb10bee@sympatico.ca. In Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Yes I am CANADIAN.

 

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Today is Mar 2, 2004. Just found this site. I was the medic assigned to C and A companies from Dec 1967 to Dec 1968. Was at Baldy, Ross, Snoopy, Hue and others I can't remember at this moment. Doc L. Newman. My address is maeloni@aol.com.

 

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Addition to earlier note: I was with 39th Eng from Dec 67 to Dec 68. Doc Newman.

 

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3/10/2004
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Curiosity had me surfing the net as kids at school were asking me about being in Viet Nam. I was with Company D during 1970 and 1971. I was at Tam Ky, keeping the road open to Tien Phuoc. Will Severson

 

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3/18/2004
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My name is Jim Long. I served with 39TH.from Jan.1967 to Jan.1968. I came over with the 31ST.Engineer Battalion from Ft.Bliss. I was in D Co then was transferrd to HHC. I live at 2210 W. Front, St.Berwick Pa.18603.

 

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I was with MCB10 and built the Quang Tri Bridge in I believe it was 69 as a young scared kid I was amazed what that CAN DO Mentality can accomplish I'm proud to have been a part of it.

 

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I have enjoyed looking at these photos, it brings back alot of memories. I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion. Vaughn A. Rowland. PS: I was on that mine sweep with Roby that day.

 

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Hi Gang. Nice site. Back in 1/31/04 Bob Chapman left a message on here looking for people who knew him. He was the batalion maint. sgt. in 66-67. If you're still out there Chappy give me a shout. I e-mailed you but it came
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4/11/2004
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I am James Emery. I served with D Co, 39th eng bn from Jan 1971 until Feb 72. I was the company medic. I am currently living in Canon City Colorado. I got out of the Army in Dec 1983 and went to work for the federal prison system. I retired in 1995.

 

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Thanks for the good work. Brought back good memories. Even saw three names I identified in my Battalion book. Served with MCB 10, '66 -'68, Bravo Co. 2nd Platoon, UTP3 W.R Wiley-wileys@peoplepc.com, Ft. Collins, Co.

 

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I am Harvey Blair and was in D Co from Aug 67 to January 68. The one form 2nd plt that hit the mine on 20 January 1968. I did lose the left leg and got out of the hospital in early November with a 100% VA disability. I an married now and have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. My address is Harvey Blair -- 102 Elguea St -- Hurley, NM 88043 -- phone (505) 537-6211.

 

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Very interesting page. That's the FIRST time I've seen actual conditions and read actual logs regarding vietnam and the war. Your page is easy to navigate also. You did a great job keeping records and putting this together. Thank You for your service to our country and Thank You for this page, AE

 

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Richard, The 3 photos on the page listed as LZ-Baldy Mine Work happened after January 10 and before January 20, 1968. I was at the sight when it happened. The Sgt that was burned so bad was Ron Huffman from Bellefountaine, Ohio. I was wounded at the same place on Jan 20 by a mine and lost my left leg. I saw Ron Huffman latter that year when I was home on leave from Valley Forge General Hospital in PA. I am Sp/5 Harvey Blair of the 2nd plt of D CO.

 

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I was not even born when these pictures were taken. They really give me an insight into some of the every day life over their during the "war". I thank you so much for sharing these images with the public. Your sight is just great. Zax. Z.

 

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Dale Logan, Ottawa, OH, Company D. I am planning on seeing you in Lima in July. If you would like to contact me prior to the event, please call me at 419-523-3020. Our email address is dalejanlogan@aol.com. I would really enjoy the chance to hear from you. Dale Logan

 

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I just really like and respect the people who serve and have served, especially with a name like yours. Dave Bilbrey, Sgt. 3540 & 112th Ord.Ohio NG 5/2/04.

 

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HI. My Name is Douglas Bottomley. I'm Looking for anyone who was stationed at L.Z. Snoopy And L.Z. Dottie in 1970. I was with the 39th Engineer Battalion. But do not know what Company. Please email me at: wallawallaman1948@yahoo.com. If you know anybody that was stationed there at that time. Douglas Bottomley

 

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MY NAME IS DALE LOGAN. I WAS IN VIET NAM FROM 4-1967 TO 1-1968 WITH D CO 39TH ENGR BN. ADD MY NAME TO YOUR LIST.

 

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Thanks for this web site. It brings back alot of good memories. I went over from Fort Bliss, and left country in Jan 1968. I wound up as commo chief working with Booker T. Moore, Phillips, McNamara, I do remember you, also Roby and I were good friends in Nam and Ft Bliss. I have talked to several people that are attending the reunion. See you there Vaughn A. Rowland.

 

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I was stationed in Vietnam in 1972. Cam Rhan was my first encounter in the land of la di da. We had to circle the field three times before it was all clear to land. My first 63 days in country was there at the air force section near Mi Ca Villiage next to the bridge that went to the other side of the bay. I never know it ever was but a guy that was far off always said' welcome to Vietnam Bill!!' I was in the Air Force security police tiger flt. March 28, 1972, and went home a year later when it was all over when most everyone went home ending the US involvment in vietnam. Thanks William Robinson TRUEBLUEBILLY@HOTMAIL.COM

 

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My Name Is Terry Rossiter from Detroit MI. I was with 39th Engineers C Co. 3rd platoon, 3rd squad, from Nov. 67 to Nov. 68. Served at LZ Dragon, LZ Snoopy, and Duc Pho "while we resurfaced the runway". Sp5 Boston, and Sgt Butch Sayer, were squad leaders. Started out as a line guy sweeping in the morning and working on roads in afternoon, also drove 5-ton dump truck and jeep for a wile.

 

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NICE SITE, VERY WAESON AND INFORMATIVE, WAOOOOOOOOOO, MAGA DEY HERE, HANDS OFFF.

 

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My name is Edward T Evans TSgt ret., I was in the 3rd aerial port sqd at Fort Benning GA, 1954 then tran to Pope afb n.c.from there we tran.to Donaldson afb to the 6aps. and tran fraf. to England from then it France for one year and then home. Edward T Evans SR TSgt ret.

 

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Hey Bro. Just me again. I have been looking at your photo album. Bill

 

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TSgt Edward T Evans SR ret. I was station with the 3rd aerial port at ft.benning in 1954. I was a loadmaster/dropmaster on C-119"s Traf. to pope afb n.c then to donaldson afb then to England we formed the 6th aerial port sqd. there & france I ret. from Air Force in 1966 and moved to Florida. email address: eevans@alliedplanet.com

 

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6/30/2004
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Richard, the operator of the dozer in this photo with Jose Lopez ridding shotgun was me, Vaughn Rowland. I remember this day well. I was pushing rocks in a rock quarry, and one got away from me and hit a loader at the bottom of the hill. No one hurt, but it pissed off Capt. Walsh. Also, McNamara's first name is Peter. I thought of another person in commo was Gearld Moore. See you at the reunion. Vaughn me. Vaughn A. Rowland, I re

 

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Been back to Vietnam several times and the last time was this past month, May 2004. I have several pictures of the area you fellas were at and a amateur video that I took. I'm not sure where Duc Pho is but I was around LZ Baldy and LZ Center for several hours driving around taking pictures. About an hour south of Hoi An, and about 20 miles due west of Hwy.1 where most of my pictures were taken. The map I have is over thirty years old and the area has changed tremendiously so you can't rely on those old maps any longer. If you want to contact me, just call or write to my email address. Curtis Gilliland, Somerset,Kentucky 606-678-9949 My email address is: saigon42503@yahoo.com

 

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I am going to have to correct myself on those recent pictures of the area around Duc Pho. When I looked at a recent map a few minutes ago, I noticed that the LZ Baldy, spoken of on your website, it is a different Baldy than the one I was visiting. This one is north of Chu Lai and Tam Ky. The pictures and video I have taken are as I said just an hour south and about 30 miles west of Hwy. 1 today. I stand corrected. Curtis Gilliland, Somerset,Kentucky.

 

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I've tried Clarence Taylor's e-mail (rusty@chartertn.net). Everything comes back as undeliverable. Address unknown. Bob Daniel

 

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Gentlemen, My name is Jeff Leydig. My father served at LZ Bronco, I think in 65-67 sometime in there. I know this from talking to him when he was well. I live in St Marys, Ohio and he lives in Stearns, Ky. He is very sick at this time and he is in a hospital, the Corbin Baptice Mem. in Corbin, Ky, room 304. My fathers name is Rodger "Ray" Leydig and he wants so badly to see anyone that served with him at LZ Bronco. I too am a vet and Brothers from me to you, "Welcome Home". I keep in touch with my brothers that I served with. He (my father) is my hero and I want to fulfill this wish for him to see you guys again. You are all he talks about. So if you did serve with Rodger "Ray" Leydig, please e-mail me at thestallions2001@yahoo.com. Thank you and welcome home.

 

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7/29/2004
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Great site, Sp/5 Damron, motor pool, 39th hq, chu lai, 67 68.

 

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7/29/2004
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Great site, Sp/5 Gums Damron, 39th hqco, motor pool, chu lai 67 68.

 

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7/31/2004
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Bruce A Hodge, served with HHC 39th Land Clearing Team, April 69 to April 70. jjhodge413@aol.com

 

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8/18/2004
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I was at Duc Pho Jan 67 Jan 68. I was with Hq motor pool, 25th inf, 3rd Bdg and later the 4th Div. My e mail is: Gary.Ledford@shell.com

 

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8/27/2004
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Hello Richard, Plese update my email address to faye.moody@lmco.com, we no longer have bellsouth. Enjoying seeing you at the reunion. I sent you some pictures. Hope to hear from you soon. J.C. Moody call me on my cell anytime (770-789-1104) free minutes.

 

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8/31/2004
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I need to change my e-mail address.  I was with the 39th HHC Maint Sgt. from 66-67.  My name is Robert Chapman and my e-mail address is: b19mag3gie7@artelco.com.   Your web page did bring back a lot of mem.  I'm now Ret. from the Army
and living in AR. Bob

 

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9/1/2004
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Interested in service men and Bilbreys. Stumbled on you and appreciate your service. Dave Bilbrey.

 

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9/13/2004
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Hi, Great web site! My name is Harold Young (Harry), I served with C co. 39th Engs. From Oct. '67 to Oct'68. I was in 3rd. platoon, 2nd. squad based at Lz Dragon and Lz Snoopy. A few full names I still remember : Eulan Ford, John Moretti, Paul Galuzzi, Frank Giroux, Jim Jensen. E-mail: nayarit49@msn.com

 

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9/15/2004
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I see in the current 39th News an article by John Phillips Jr. In it he urges everyone to contact him. Anyone have any knowledge of an address, e-mail or otherwise? Seems strange to invite w/o an address. Bob Daniel HHC/D. Co. medic '67-/68.

 

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9/18/2004
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Thanks to all who have answered with John Phillips Jr's phone number!! Bob Daniel.

 

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10/24/2004
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I was with D co. Jan.69 to March70. Lz Baldy, Lz Goldie, Chu Lai. My name is Pat Miola, originally from Jersey but now from northeast Pa. Served with Greg LaMonda, Tony Mays, Joey Moyer, Bob Stokes. Anybody still out there that remembers me? fritzer@hotmail.com

 

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10/30/2004
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I was with the 299 th combat engieers in Dak To in the centeral highlands 1967. Don't rember a lot but would like too, my name is Steve Smith. Anybody out there let me know if you were there, smitty@portup.com, send me mail if you can help. We were with the 173 Airborn also Kontom and Pleku.

 

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10/31/2004
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Great web site. Love the photos. Very good work on finding the info on the people of your unit. Essayons! Fred Osterman, 589th Engineers 68-70.

 

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11/4/2004
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John R Lewis, D Company, 1971. I need to change my email address to johnlewis@gibsoncounty.net. Thanks.

 

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Thanks for taking the pictures and posting them. For various reasons, the pictures I had are no longer around. The years have a way of making the memories fade and I appreciate getting to see "the real thing" again. I was in Viet Name from October 1968 to October 1969 and again September 1970 to August 1971. I flew an O-1 from Chu Lai. Our company was the next building south of the USO that you photographed. My wife was a nurse at the 27th Surgical Hospital and later the 91st Evacuation Hospital, both at Chu Lai. Her one tour was from August 1970 to August 1971. We adopted a Vietnamese orphan in 1975. I remember LZ Baldy. I stopped to have lunch there once. The mess hall had a built up area where the officers could sit and look down at the enlisted people. They even had some poor guy working as a Dining Room Orderly (DRO). He took food orders from the officers and brought them their trays of food. I left and flew elsewhere to eat lunch. I couldn't believe that in the middle of a combat area there was such egocentric arrogance and stupidity. I wanted to walk around the mess hall apologizing to the soldiers but I knew they had to continue living under the rule of those officers. I retired from the Army Reserve with almost 30 years in uniform. I have to grudgingly admit that today's Army is better than we were in Vietnam, but I could never be prouder of anyone than I am of the soldiers of Vietnam. Men who started in an Army that paid $76 a month, suffered in a miserable war, and came home to a hostile country. Nobody ever gave more for their country than they did. God bless you all, and just in case nobody said this to you before, "welcome home".

 

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11/12/2004
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William L. (Biil) Hoover, 39th Eng. BN, 1/68 to 12/68, 1LT Co. B on LZ Dottie until about May 68, then HHC at Chu Lai, Asst. S3 then S3. Now a forestry professor at Purdue http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/fnr/html/faculty/Hoover/hoover.htm Family website is at http://mysite.verizon.net/res0m793/

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11/15/2004
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Good site: Brings back memories. My name is Tom DiMinico. I was in Delta Co. We were there at the same time. I was a Heavy Eq mechanic in the motor pool. I rode shootgun with Merlin Hanson a couple of times a week on the shower run. Made the trip from Duc Pho to Chu Lai, knew Lopez and Hickock. I still have a drawing John Burger did of me. We probobly walked by each other a 100 times. I have a bunch of pictures, that I will have to dig out and post. Alot of good memories. Tom

 

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11/15/2004
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Richard, Just looking at your web-sight again. I first found it last April. Don't know how many times I have looked at it since then, but it always brings back different memories for me. Some times it feels like a million years ago and sometimes in was this morning. Wanted to go to the reunion but was sick and doctor said no traveling from mid June till early August. It looks like a lot of the guys did make it there and I don't remember any of them being that old (but then I got a lot of gray hair and wrinkles to). Sure would have been nice to make that reunion. If another reunion is ever planned, please let me know. I am Harvey Blair at Blair@cybermesa.com Good-by for now

 

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11/17/2004
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My name is Bill Jernigan. I was with C Co from Oct 68 to Oct 69. I was from Miami Florida and played guitar and sang all the Bob Dylan tunes. I taught a few guys how to play guitar. Arrived in country at Snoopy and was there during the seige. I kept the 50 cal and was a demo man. Was slightly wounded in an ambush on QL1 where several guys were hit bad and one or two were killed. I have some great photos that I will send along. Remember Red Hill? You could see the burned up apc that had been left behind. Christmas 68 in Snipers gap. The arch that charlie built across the road with goldfish in plastic bags and the NVA in their new uniforms standing in the rice paddy waving at us on their way to Red Hill.

 

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12/2/2004
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Hello. I was a Seabee/Builder served with NMCB10 Charlie Co 1969-70. Helped build the 900 Ft.long Quang Tri Bridge over the Thanh Han River. Also Bridge 13 on QL1. 9 days to rebuild also MAC-V Chow Hall. BU3 Tom Cabral Drop me email Tcab52@aol.com

 

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12/27/2004
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I was with Fox 2/7 and came home to Baldy when not in the field. I am researching agent orange exposure and am astonished to find the guys who have died from complications of exposure. Its a very long list to date 12/26/2004. I am Larry First.
E-mail: Lfirst1@kc.rr.com if anyone is interested or has info. This is a great site. Thanks.

 

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1/1/2005
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Hi. My name is Gary Farris. I was with the 19th Eng. Bn. 137th Eng. Co. We worked on QL1 from Qui Nhon to Da Nang, from May 1967 to May 1968. I left in 1968 and went to Fort Hood, Texas. I have been trying to find out more about the unit I was with but so far unable to. I ran across your web page and thought maybe you could help me. Thanks. Gary Farris. My e-mail address is gfarris2@msn.com

 

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1/4/2005
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Thanks for having this site. Leon Stiff Arm, B Co. LZ Dottie 71.

 

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1/11/2005
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Randy Ankney Supply Sgt. Company D 39th Eng. I arrived in country Dec. 1967 after hitch hiking from Anchorage Alaska where I missed my plane which had been grounded by a snow storm. I was origanally supposed to be in Cam Rhan Bay, but the medevac I hopped in Japan, took me to Ben Hoa where my orders were changed and I wound up with the 39th. I wish I had pictures but your site has brought back memories, some good and some bad. One memorable moment some of you may recall was the trip by transport ship from somewhere south to just north of Da Nang. It was about an eighteen hour ride, and most of us got sea sick. I've lived in Alaska now going on twenty years. I'd like to hear from anyone that served with me.

E-mail: kfisher@mtaonline.net

 

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1/16/2005
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T. Kavinsky, 39th Engr, HHC LCT Chu Lai. It's been a while.

 

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1/22/2005
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nmcb10, 1968 thru 1970. I was a CM in alpha company. Det LZ Sally first deploymant. Main body Camp Evans second deployment. Worked in the tire shop. riordan_1999@yahoo.com

 

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1/27/2005
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Alan Forney, 218th MP Co, Tuy Hoa -1968. E mail: iznabera@adelphia.net

 

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2/7/2005
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My name is Steve Schuler. I was assigned to HHC 39th Engineer Battalion from Feb 69 to Sep 70. I was assigned to the Heavy Equipment Platoon (Heavy Junk) and spent alot of time assigned with B and C companies south of Chu Lai. Is there any type of personnel roster and current names of guys that were assigned to the unit during that time period? email: schuler1063@bbtel.com

 

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2/10/2005
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My name, Bob Lehman with Co A, 39th. In Tuy Hoa, Tuy An, Duc Pho and finally Mo Duc. From Sept 66 to Sept 67. Sorry to say I can not recall one man's name in that unit. Does anyone remember the aqua-duc on Highway 7 we made into a bridge?

 

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2/21/2005
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I served as company medic Spring and Summer of 71. Have trouble remembering names but never forgot the events. I think I remember Baily. He was driver whose Proof truck hit a mine, the only other one I remember from Kentucky, he got his hand blown off when a VC threw a grenade in in his Road Grader on the road to LZ Young. I rememberd that the casualty was from Island Kentucky, but like I said the names are all a blur and we had several men get seriously wounded from mines and other attacks. The site brings back a lot of memories. Randall Bauer, SP5, Medic with D Co, 39th. Savonburg, Kansas

 

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2/22/2005
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Hi, My name is Gary Thorp. I was in Company A, 39th Eng. from 68-69. I live in Homewood, IL (by Chicago). I was in Chi Lai, LZ Young and LZ Goldie. I have been looking for a map that shows the LZ's on them The one you had was a start. Thank You. If you have other maps of LZs I would be interested. My home address is 1021 W. 187th St. in Homewood, 60430 or I have a Fax: 312-322-6592. Thanks again. Nice talking to you.

 

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2/22/2005
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Looking for U.S. Army soldier got killed on R/T forklift in Danang area ammo site. 1971 June to 1972 March. E-mail is: airbornemichaels @hotmail.com

 

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3/4/2005
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Very cool, Thanks!

 

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3/7/2005
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My name is General Albert Nolan Campbell. I was in D company, 39th from Nov 67 to Nov 68. Your photos brought back some memories. I remember the truck hitting the mine and the body going through the air. I was just getting ready to eat some peaches and pound cake, my favorite C rations. The blast filled them full of dirt. I did without dessert that day. Glad I found your site!

 

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3/7/2005
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General Albert Nolan Campbell. Forgot to give E- mail address: ganc@blomand.net

 

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3/8/2005
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ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE IT ALL. WE WILL REMEMBER THOSE DAYS. SP/4 Tom Glath, US Army, 1971-73.

 

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3/18/2005
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SP/4 Victor W. Howell, Delta Co. 4/31 196 L.I.B. Served from 6/69 to 3/70. Wounded in action 3/24/70.

 

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3/31/2005
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My name is John E. Warkentin. I was stationed in Chu Lai from July69-July70. I operated a 30 ton crane for 661 st ord. co. I also helped the 39th engr. with there cement slabs. I just wish I could get in touch with the guys I served with in the 661 st ord. Nice web page. alaskanbeavereater@yahoo.com

 

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3/31/2005
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I was a member of usnmcb 10. In country 68 to 69, lots of memerires. Al Werkheiser

 

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4/4/2005
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HI RICHAED. I SERVED WITH THE 39TH, MAY 5 67/MAY 5 68. WAS WITH HHC CO. BUT DID TDY TIME WITH D CO. DEC 67/ MARCH 68 AT TAM KEY AND BALDY. DROVE 5 TON DUMP. MY NAME IS HENRY H. CLIPPINGER (CLIP)

 

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4/9/2005
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USAF SGT 903rd Medevac assigned to Duc Pho 1969. We moved many of your wounded by c123 and C7s. It was good working for you. Or should I say gradefying. We were there when the rockets or morters hit the hospital, bad day. Good luck to you all. Be caerful, they might be re calling us again. For southwest asia.

 

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THANX FOR THE MAPS OF CHU LAI AND LZ BALDY. I WAS IN COUNTRY JUNE '67 - MAY '68. I WAS PART OF A PLATOON OF COMBAT MP'S WITH THE 196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE. WE PULLED RIVER PATROL NORTH OF CHU LAI AND I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE BOONIES TO GO OUT ON PATROLS, SWEEPS, SEARCH & DESTROYS WITH THE INFANTRY. I SPENT MANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS AT HILLS 69, 63, 406, 488, LZ BALDIE, CAMP EVANS, CHU LAI AND TAM KY. I REMEMBER LEAVING CAMP EVANS IN MAY '68 THINKING OUR HEAVILY LOADED C-130 WOULD NEVER MAKE IT OFF THE GROUND. WE WERE BEING ROCKETED BY NVA REGULARS OPERATING IN THE MOUNTAINS JUST TO OUR WEST (EDGE OF AUSHAU VALLEY ). PIECES OF THE RUNWAY WERE BEING BLOWN UP AND HITTING THE SIDES OF THE PLANE WHILE WE WERE TAXING TO AND GOING DOWN THE RUNWAY. I REMEMBER THE CREW CHIEF SCRAMBLING TO GET THE TAIL RAMP UP IN TIME FOR THE C130 TO LIFT OFF. YOU COULD SEE THE RUNWAY TO THE REAR BEING HIT AND PIECES FLYING EVERY WHERE. I WAS SANDWICHED BETWEEN A JEEP AND A 75 MM HOWITZER THAT WERE BARELY TIED DOWN. WHEN WE GOT IN THE AIR EVERY GRUNT ON BOARD LET OUT A GREAT CHEER AND APPLAUSE FOR THE CREW. WELL, THANX FOR LISTENING. BOB HITCHNER ( HORRIBLE HITCH ) bobhitch320@hotmail.com

 

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4/18/2005
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My name is Mike Baisley and I was in Vietnam from around June 1968 to Sept. 1969. I was assigned to the 39th Combat Engineer Bn, 18th Engineer Brigade, Company C, squadleader of 3rd Platoon. I remember being on LZ Snoopy, LZ Liz, south of Chu Li. I remember Sniper Gap. I now live in Morgan Hill, California. I am still not set up w/ my own e-mail, but could be reached by anyone that remembers me at Pager (650) 404-0482 or Home (408) 776-2895 (weekday evenings, after 6 P.M. onward). I would really appreciate finding someone who remembers me and could guide me to finding more of the fellows w/ whom I served. I am writing this from my counselor's computer, as I do not have one.

 

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4/25/2005
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Thomas R. Williams, 1st Platoon, D Co, Oct68 to Oct69. LZ Baldy, LZ Ross, LZ Charlie Brown, LZ Goldie, LZ Dottie. Stayed around Pat Barrett. Platoon Leader was Lt. Deslott.

 

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5/2/2005
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cphughes@alabweb.com Served USMarines @ Chu Lai, south of Danang, 3rd Marines Combat Engrs 1963-1964

 

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5/6/2005
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Been looking over your site. I was in Nam Jan 67/Dec 67, HHC S-4 under Cpt Wheeler. Would like to find where some of the guys are I served with. Glenn R Fitzgerald, 164 Raby Road, Covington, Ga.

 

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5/6/2005
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VietNam Jan 67 / Dec 67. 39th Eng Batt, Headquarters Co S-4. Enjoyed looking at the site, pics and commments. Glenn Fitzgerald grfitzgerald@worldnet.att.net

 

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5/9/2005
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UT1 Miller NMCB 17 THANKS!!!

 

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5/10/2005
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Hello Richard, Just signing on to see who is new to the site. Thanks for all the new pictures. Hope you are doing well. J.C. Moody

 

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5/12/2005
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I served in the 18th Brigade, 553rd Eng. Co., 577 Eng. Bat, 586 Eng. Co. and 39th Engineers. I drove the truck over the bridge at the attack on Tuy Hoa in Aug. 1967. I was in Vietnam from 1967-1968. If anyone remembers me, please email me at carolyngregory838@msn.com James W. Gregory, Ohio

 

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5/23/2005
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My name is Cecil Brown. I was with the 630th Engineers in Vietnam in 1969-'70. We were attached to the 39th at LZ Goldie for the first 6 months I was in country. I have looked at your website including reading your diary. You have really put in some time and
effort on it. I'm a member of the 39th. Reunion organization and would like to attend a reunion after I retire. Take care.

 

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5/26/2005
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Name is Mac Mcbride. Was in HHC, Chu Lai May 1971 until the end of year then on to Long Binh. I remember Mike Corbett, John Maino, Marshall Watchinski (Ski), Pat Cronin, that's about all. Ski and I still keep in touch. That was some time wasn't it.
E-mail: z9t4mac@yhhoo. Take care to all, God Bless and thanks.

 

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Does anyone know if Captain Marty Walsh has a e mail address.  If he does could you please send it to me. E mail address is: ganc@blomand.net.  Thank you.

 

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I served with Charlie Co. during 67 & 68.  I stumbled on to your web site by accident while trying to find old maps of South Viet Nam to see where I spent my time.  The maps were for tourists which didn't fit my mind frame of the country much less help me locate any of the LZ's I was at.  I decided to look under Americal Div., 39th CBT Engrs & low & behold I found your web page, at the bottom of a page I saw the name of one of my hooch buddies (Joe Dooley).  As I looked thru your pictures I found pictures of guys that although I had not forgotten they had surely been placed on the back burner.  This morning I dug out a box of letters & pictures that I hadn't seen in many years, I have been on the computer communicating with Dooley all morning & now going into the afternoon making it seem like it was only yesterday that we were all together. I was a heavy equipment operator with Charlie Co.(bull-dozer) but also drove a 5-ton dump & did a little mine sweeping. Looking at your pictures made what we were doing over there seem a little more worthwhile in my eyes now.  I was drafted which didn't make my attitude none for the good as far as the military was concerned, I did my job, covered my butt & tried to the best of my ability to do the same for the men that were around me. Your site gave me& hopefully my family a sense of what we were really there for!  I remember Snipers Gap, the Monsoons & the people that I grew to distrust almost instantly.  Your site is real good & it is disappointing that spam has made you close it down, I would be proud if you could add me to the list of those who found you sooner & maybe someone will see my name as I did & make contact with one of us. I have pictures but am not sure if I will be able to scan them where they are of the quality that you have posted.

God Speed & Thank-You for your service.

 

Sincerely,

 

William L. (Bill) Ray

39th CBT Engr, Charlie Co., 3rd Platoon, 3rd Squad/1967-1968

 

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I was reading your diary and looking at photos.  I was with the 3/4 Cav from Sept66 to Sept67.  We were at LZ Bronco at the same time.  On June 5th we hit a mine on QL 1 after a mine sweep.  Was reading your Diary and see that you had that day off.  Would like to find someone that might remember that day.  Or how I could find a record of a Daily Journal.  Rick Gardner

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Hey Rick. On November 1, 2010 I received an e-mail from Wade Johnson. He was there when this mine exploded. Below are his comments -

"I was involved with that incident, that morning.....in fact.....I called in the Medivac, and popped smoke to get them to land, at our location. The mine went off on  their jeep, that was the lead vehicle in their convoy going North.....we had finished the sweep, and I was driving the lead vehicle in our convoy, heading South. 

  Their jeep hit the mine with their right front wheel......and that jeep was thrown completely over the top of our jeep......and landed up-side down, on the left side of the road....(as you where facing North), with the four guys who where riding in it.....three of them, where KIA's, right on the spot....and I'm not sure about the fourth guy. Their people loaded them into the Medivac.....and we traced the wire, back into the bushes.....and found the detonator, that had set off the explosion. 

  After  I had regained my composure.....after being that close to an explosion of that magnitude.....I realized my ability to hear, out of my left ear.....was non-existent. I went to the LZ Aide station, once we got back. And the Doc there.....said I had a cracked ear drum, and he cleaned up the minor shrapnel wounds I had received from the blast, on the left side of my face, neck and left arm. In a few days.....my hearing began to return."

Wade Johnson tried to contact you at the e-mail address: rickstunts@aol.com but could not get through. Rick, if you would like to contact Wade his e-mail is: runnonmt@earthlink.net

 

 

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I am Vaughn M. Bradley (1LT in Viet Nam)
Served with the 39th. at LZ Dottie (A Co), LZ Bronco (A Co), and Chu Lai (HHC Executive Officer).
Sept. 1969 to Aug 1970
Paid a lot of guys all over I Corps.  Hope some will contact me. Phone: 301 335-4733.
E-mail: ctigerbradley@aol.com

 

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12/21/2010
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Surfing the net I came across your photos of "Goin Home".   The photo of Chu Lai airbase titled "Spy Planes" are of Navy Sqdn VW-1, EC121 Super Connies parked in front of the building at the north end of runway at Chu Lai.   The building behind the planes housed both VW-1 and NASU (Navy Air Support Unit).   I was with NASU station there from Feb. 1968 to Oct. 1969.

More info on VW-1 Can be found at their website:     http://vw1assoc.tripod.com/nasu_vw1_68_70.html

If you look at the website there are some photos I submitted listed under  "NASU Chu Lai"..

Thanks for the memories, Merry Christmas...

Terry Hall

 

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1/4/2011
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My name is Mike Mitchell. I was in A Co 39th on LZ Dottie, drove a 10 Ton, ran a Dozer. Does the name (The Machine) ring a bell. LOL
Served with John Schwede who was able to contact me through this wonderful site. Thanks for a great site. I served with Co. A, 39th Engr, Jan 1971 to July 1971


Any one remember me contact me at craneswork@yahoo.com

 

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1/11/2011
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Hello guys,
Tell me if I'm wrong but I was tracked down in a round about way. I think your website includes me in the 39th. I was assigned to the 31st at El Paso TX. where we loaded up the unit and shipped to Viet Nam in 1967. We landed in Tuy Hao and commenced operations.
After a few weeks we made a beach landing at Duc Pho and established a water supply point. I was front end loader operator / M-60 man. I don't remember the platoon leader. We cleared and set up a base camp for the 101st some inland then set up an outpost about halfway to Duc Pho airfield. Am I on the right track?
I had no idea there was such a website, guess I just figured most folks just wanted to forget that like a bad dream. At any rate I am very impressed by the site.
Also I would like to express my gratitude to then Capt. Walsh for the amenities he thought to have us load up, they sure made life more tolerable "across the pond".
I moved to Houston, TX. and went to work for Shell Oil Co., spent 32 years there and have now retired to Arkansas on Their White River just below Bull Shoals Lake. When I went in the service I lived in New Jersey.
Let me know if I'm right please.

Gregg Heacock
336 MC7005
Flippin, AR.
72634
E-mail: gheacock@southshore.com

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Date:
4/3/2011
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70th Combat Engineer Reunion Scheduled for June 10-12, 2011, Reno NV.

If you know of anyone with the 70th who might be interested, we’re looking for them.  Just have them drop an email to my husband Roger at roger.rock@yahoo.com or call him at 775-623-1029.

Here’s a link to information about the reunion.
Registration link to the reunion registration form.

Vicki Rock

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5/14/2011
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My father was Paul Mitchell and was in Duc Pho at LZ Snoopy from the fall of '68 until sometime in 1969.  I am in the process of scanning some of his old photos but found one of him in a picture that a Terry Rossiter had posted on your site some time back.  Do you know of any way to contact Terry?  Any help would be appreciated. 

Jeff Mitchell

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6/14/2011
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Richard, great site.  I wish that I had kept a journal of my RVN tour.

I found your site while surfing for the 39th Eng. Bn information.  You and I were in the same unit, D Co, 39th Eng. Bn, for about three weeks.  About Easter 1968 we moved to Chu Lai.  I was supply sergeant D Co., 39th Eng. Bn from 30 Jan 1968 to 25 Jul 1968.  After that I was with the 27th Eng. Bn. at Camp Eagle, which was at Gia Le, our project was the A Shau Expressway (QL547 & QL548).

My home of record was North Kansas City, Missouri.  I now live near Lathrop, MO.  My e-mail address is: hpearson@grm.net

I am surprised that Fritz is missing from your Roll Call page.  Fritz was driving the 2nd Platoon 3/4 ton on 01 Mar 1968 when he hit a land mine.

PFC Nicholas Hefer Fritz from Brentwood, New York
On the Wall:  Panel 42E Line 016

I'm attaching a picture of myself and will send other photos later.  Let me know if you have trouble getting the photo.

Harold E. Pearson

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8/25/2011
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I am writing to you to see if you ever remember seeing a sign or hearing of Bryant Road in the area of Vung Ro Bay or Port Lane Vietnam during your tour there. My uncle was David Banks Bryant and served in the 18th ENG BDE, 35th ENG GRP, 572nd ENG CO. I just recently received a copy of the sign posted along the road named after him and was trying to find the approximate location of this road. From your website it appears you too were stationed in this area after he was killed and was just hoping you might have some information. Thank you for any information you might be able to supply. Also I want to thank you for your service to your country.

He was operating a dozer on a steep incline when the dozer rolled over on him. I have found several military documents with some of the information. One even described the road as "an 8,000 ft 2 lane all weather road running from the port up through the rugged mountains connecting with Highway QL-1"  I did use Google Earth to attempt to locate the road. I think I may have but not certain. In the article from Army Digest about Port Lane I was able to match the road shown in the picture on page 3 to the road on Google Earth and it does connect with QL-1 and is approximately 8,000 ft long. If you speak to anyone and they can confirm it that would be great. Thanks again for your help.

Ralph H. Bryant Jr.
Email: ralph.bryant@cox.net

Army Digest article (PDF format) about the building of Port Lane at Vung Ro Bay.

Photo of Bryant Road Sign.

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10/24/2011
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My big brother Mike Chapman just died of cancer at the age of 68. He was my leader. He never spoke much of Vietnam and I was little when he came home. He was never the same. I do know that he was trained as a generator mechanic and was assigned to a special forces unit and he was in combat. He did things and saw things, that he never spoke of. I would say he was there from 67 to 68. I would like to find some photos of him for the family. Could there be a way?

Regards
Frank Chapman
Maryland
E-mail: clearsprings45@aol.com

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Hi, my name is Allen Bell and I was assigned to D Co 39th Eng Bn July, 1971 at Tam Ky.  Later I was assigned to A Co at Chu Lai, then Da Nang and helped build the fire support base (can't remember name) had 175mm and 8in guns.  Was an old marine corp base.  We were kicked out of there for fighting with the cannon cockers (after the CCs driver shot Ralph our beloved dog) for no reason, at least one that made sense to us.  We moved to an Infantry compound for a couple weeks and were kicked out of there (smuggling contraband on the compound-- need I say more).  I was a 5 ton dump truck driver in A Co.  I departed Da Nang in Mar, 1972. I was very sad to leave the guys (I can't remember names any more). I do remember the good times we had together in both D & A companies.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who was there during those times.  My email: owlhoot2@verizon.net .    I have some pictures of our time in Da Nang at the fire support base if anyone is interested.

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Hi, my name is Allen Bell and I was assigned to D Co, 39th Eng. Bn. in Aug, 1971.  I am trying to find GPS coordinates for a couple of places I was at while with D Co.  One is the location of D Co base camp at that time and the other is the location of the NDP near the river where we were building a ford and road.  I am not sure what platoon I was in ( I think maybe the 3rd herd) at this time and if anyone remembers which plt it was that worked on the ford/road I would appreciate the info.  I am trying to put something together for my grandchildern.  I remember we had a old Vietnamese guy climb a nearby hill and snipe us at night, also some locals got hurt when they tripped a boobytrap meant for us.  There was a village to our north, I think, where 4 tracks from the cavalry unit that was with us at the NDP was ambushed by a ripper team.  I hope this will be of some help locating these areas, thanks.

Shortly after that I was reassigned to A Co and moved to Da Nang onto and old Marine Corp base south of the Da Nang Air Force Base where we built a fire support base for 8 in and 175 mm guns.  A Co moved once more to north Da Nang to a really nice compound.  I would appreciate any info for these areas also.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide and Welcome Home!!!

Allen Bell
My email: owlhoot2@verizon.net .

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3/26/2012
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MY name is Neil Young and I was on LZ Snoopy and LZ Max in 68 and 69. I would like to make contact with Bill Jernigan. My e-mail is neil.fairoaks@gmail.com. Thanks for your help. Neil

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4/19/2012
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I came across your site about Duc Pho. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together. I was one of the six Air Force guys that worked the ramp there. I was assigned to Duc Pho from July 1967 thru March 1968. Prior to that I had been at Da Nang. I very much enjoyed the photos and also your diary. Your writing of the visit from Gen. Westmoreland in September of 67 brought back some memories. We had to build a special bunker on the ramp for him, Robert McNamara, and some politicians to meet in to discuss the war. It took us forever to build the bunker and they spent about 15 minutes there. Of course, we were told to dismantle it when they left. They had arrived with 2 C-123's. One of the 123's blew a tire on landing. It was sitting at the far end of the strip. Since we could not keep fixed wings overnight (attractive targets), we had to radio for a wheel and tire from a bigger airfield. A C-130 arrived after dark with the equipment we needed. We had lined the strip with smudgepots for him and told him to approach from the loading ramp end of the strip. Of course, confusion prevailed and he came in right at us and the darkened C-123. When he finally put his landing lights on we thought for sure there would be a crash. Also, as he lit up, he drew ground fire from the VC. We scattered and I think he had to have come within 20 feet of his wing hitting the tail of the 123. It took a while, but we got the 123 fixed and out of there later that night. Just one of many adventures over there.

Again, thanks for the site and thanks for reading my reflections. Now I'll fast-forward 45 years and get back to the present day.

Paul Gleason
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You were smart to keep a journal.  I recently found that my girlfriend, (now wife) kept all my letters.  It is the closest thing I have that resembles a journal.   I recently wrote an account of my time in the Army.  I arrived in VN in Dec of 67, at first in Chu Lai, then from Feb 68 on mostly on LZ Baldy as a medic in the 196th aid station. 

I see from your journal that you arrived on Baldy in early Dec of 67.   We always used the name LZ Baldy and Hill 63 interchangably.  Do you know if they really are one and the same??

The reason I ask is that during my research, I came across a couple accounts of the "Thanksgiving Day Battle" of Hill 63.  Do you recall hearing about this?   I found an artillery guy on the internet who was on Baldy that Thanksgiving and he doesn't remember a thing like that happening.  He says it must have been on a different hill but it is even referred to by both names on many internet sites.  I am confused.

If you have any details, it would be appreciated.

thank you
Rod Boltjes
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7/4/2012
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Hello Richard,

I am contacting you on behalf of two B Company men who were seriously wounded during a mortar attack on LZ Dottie on August 12, 1969.  They were both medevac’d out and survived.  Their names are Fred Grimm and Robert Griffin.  They are friends of mine and I am trying to fill a tall order in that I would like to be contacted by anyone who may know them, remember the incident, or know which medevac unit came in to take them out.  Fred went to Pleiku and Robert went to Chu Lai, I believe.  They both came home after their hospital treatment.  They would love to meet the chopper pilots who flew them out to safety…as I said, a very tall order, yet I will try to make it happen.  Whatever you can do to help get the word out would be greatly appreciated.

I served with A Company, 70th Combat Engineers near a rural village 40 miles northwest of Nha Trang during 1969.

Thanks for your service to our country and “Welcome Home!”

John Craven
SGT
A/70th
Khanh Duong, Vietnam 1969
E-mail: johncraven@wowway.com

John E. Craven II
Legacy of Hope
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7/11/2012
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Hello Richard,

I am Fred Grimm and served with the 39th Engineers on LZ Dottie from April 1969 to August 1969 when I was wounded along with Bob Griffin. I was wounded after spending only 4 months in country and feel so blessed that I survived that Aug 12th evening attack. Just last year, 2011 I got a call from my company commander LTC Bruce Haigh. He told me about the attack and that a great bunch of engineers fought off VC and NVA troops who wanted the big guns that recently arrived on the LZ.

I have had the opportunity to go back to Vietnam 11 times in the past 11 years. So, now, I finally have my one year of service in. Went to LZ Dottie and found the bunker where I was wounded. What a feeling that brought.

I will be going back to Vietnam again on Jan. 17th, 2013 and would love to have any 39th Veteran join me. I am part of a group out of Toledo, Ohio that helps the less fortunate in Vietnam. Visit our website at www.dovefund.org.

Peace and love to all of you, and thank you for serving.
Welcome home!

Fred Grimm
E-mail: FCG302@aol.com

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Date:
7/27/2012
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[The e-mail below was sent to John E. Craven II and he forwarded it to me.]

Dear sir,

Greetings from Hochiminh City, Vietnam

I searched on Google and know you thru this website http://www.vietnamphotosbyrbm.net/Guest Book.html. I am helping a Vietnamese man find his foster father who was a veteran in Vietnam in 1966, 1967, his unit is Engineer battalion 39th, stationed in Tam Ky, former Quang Tin province and currently Quang Nam province.

I used to help an American veteran whose unit was Vietnam 737th transportation company http://www.vietnam737th.com/aboutus.html find a Vietnamese boy who he knew and helped in the war and I succeeded in finding that boy. Now that boy’s daughter is the American veteran’s daughter in law. Now I continue to volunteer to help find an American who was the foster father of a Vietnamese boy in the war, his name is Hien.

I send you his below story and do hope you can help by forwarding the story to your friends who were veterans in Vietnam before or forwarding to any one who you think can help.

 

Vietnamese Boy Looking for Foster Father

 

Thank you very much for your kind attention and help

Look forward to hearing from you soon

Best regards
Andrew Nguyen(Mr)
Travel Consultant

ASIAN DESTINATION TRAVEL CO..,LTD
Add : 5th floor, Hudson building, 179 Nguyen Cu Trinh street, Dist 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel : +84-8-2240 7804/03/05
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Chat with me on Yahoo messenger : quyt2vn
On Skype : vietnamtravelmate

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Date:
7/31/2012
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Richard, Hi !

My name is Donald George. I went from Ft. Bliss Texas to Vietnam. Jan. 1967-Jan. 1968.

I was with the 39th. Combat Eng. Headquaters Platoon, Company D. I was very happy to find your site. Thank you for setting it up. The names & pictures are great and brought back lot's of good & bad memories.

When I first went to Nam, I drove the Mess truck then transfered to heavy equitment, mostly running a dozer. I saw guy's names here that I was good friends with and lost track of them after we came home. I would love to get in contact with  Merlin Hanson, Arron Dunham, Jose Lopez, & Jerry Lynch. Also anyone else that might remember me and want to get in touch. I talked to Greg Heacock on the phone today, was very nice talking to him. Thank you Greg for returning my call, enjoyed talking to you.

I now live in Missouri, Lake Of the Ozarks. Back then I was from Bourbon, Mo. Looking forward to hearing from any one that was in the service with me.

My email address is : dgeorgvw6768@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Donald George

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10/10/2012
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Hi Richard!

I stumbled across your web site while doing research for a book I'm writing about my experiences in Vung Ro Bay, '69-'70. I was with the 458th River Patrol Boats.

Your site is an absolute gold mine! I've been trying to remember little details, such as arriving at Long Binh, etc, but I guess I've had too many beers over the years! The old memory bank is severely depleted.

Anyway, I'd like your permission to use your diary as a reference. I will not use anything verbatim, just use the basic facts. I really wish I had the foresight to keep a diary like yours. It's really superb! Congratulations! I'll send you a free book! :)

Thanks,
Mike Hebert
Web site: www.458pbr-vungrobay.com
E-mail: michaelhebert@cox.net

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10/16/2012
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I came across your website today and just wanted to tell you of my time at Duc Pho. My name is Phil Carver, I was one of the 7 members of the USAF (zoomies, as you Army guys referred to us as) detachment assigned to Duc Pho and headquartered out of the 15 th Aerial Port Squadron in Danang. I was in Duc PHO from 3/12/69 thru 02/25/70, loading and off loading the numerous C-130's, C-123's and caribous C-7's, that came thru there. We were in the little wooden terminal across the airstrip, remember? Anyway, just wanted to check in and say "Welcome Home Brother"! 

Phil Carver 
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10/17/2012
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Hello Richard, I wrote in the other day to be placed on your roll call. I noticed that there was a Norman Jones on there. He didn’t have any contact information. Could you forward my e-mail address to him. I have several photos of him and trying to get in touch with some of them. There are so many places to find your friends. I found one the other day, he said I was the first to ever contact him.

Thanks,
Stan Graves
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01/11/2013
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Hello!

My name it Terry G. Susong. I was at  Duc  Pho for 9 months in 1970. I served as a medic. Many memories of Duc Pho, most of them not good. You have a great site here.

God bless you!
Terry

E-mail: Terrysusong@aol.com
Web Site: www.mytroops.net.

AUTHOR OF THE NEW RELEASED BOOK:
"SIR, WHEN IS OUR NEXT STOP?"

I transported over 1,000 new "first day in the military" to their basic training sites. Over a 3 year period and 300,000 miles I drove them from Knoxville, TN to Fort Knox, KY,Fort Jackson or Parris Island. I share stories about these young men and women and how their lives were changed in our 6-9 van ride.

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Hi,

My name is Aaron Dunham. Donald George and me were the ones who hit the mine on April 14, 1967. Remenber alot of those names on your Roll Call page. Hansen, Lopaz, George and me were good pals. We all shipped over from 31th engineers from Fort Bliss,TX together.

My email address is: dunhamad@comcast.net
Phone number is: 304-581-3817
Mailing address is: 226 Checko Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401

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02/08/2013
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I ran across your site today looking for a map of the Chu Lai area. I remember signing a guest book some time back, but wasn't smart enough to save it.  Hence I found your site again and thought I would update my contact information. I'm still in Alaska and have no
intentions of leaving.

Thanks for putting the site together, it's great.

Randy Ankney
E-mail: kfisher@mtaonline.net

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Some of the names I remember but didn't find who were in D company
are: Phil Mason, Phillip McCann, Lt. Legg, Sgt. Mullins.  We were all there in 67 & 68.

Randy Ankney

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03/29/2013
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Thanks for doing what you are doing.  There aren't enough of us getting together.
I was with the 137th Engineers, Chu Lai, My Lai from 70 to 71 as 62M20 engineer.
Your pictures stirred me.

Wayne Jones

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My name is Ira Caples and I was with HHC Americal Div Support Command, Chu Lai, Oct 67-Oct 68.  I was SP5 on tdy in Duc Pho, Feb/Mar 68 working at ammo dump at LZ Bronco.   Stayed in a hootch by myself near some EOD guys who I played cards with every night after my shift.  I would eat meals with great group of guys at 174th Avn, I believe it was; I believe they showed outdoor movies at night for other nearby units as well.   Duc Pho was a hell hole.  While at LZ Bronco, endured shelling each night by VC locals with mortars and occasional satchel charges flung over the perimeter wire.  After a particularly vicious VC shelling one night during the 68 Tet offensive where several choppers and equipment were taken out and damaged by mortar attack, I was summoned back to base camp in Chu Lai.   The next day I was able to catch a flight with various other soldiers and few Vietnamese on a C-123.   The plane took off down the strip, lifted off and after climbing about 100 feet or so, plummeted and crashed on air strip.  I sustained a leg and head injuries; fortunately no one was killed.  I would be interested if anyone recalls being on that C-123 or in the vicinity.  It was in Feb or Mar 68.  I can be reached at ari8400@bak.rr.com.  This is a great site and it is hard to not get emotional when I read some of the experiences.   I want to thank all my fellow brethren for their service in the "forgotten war" and say "Welcome Home"!

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Need help. Trying to locate two of my husbands buddies that were in the 45th Medi Vac in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. Thier names are Williams and Pickett. They served with Lenny Trunk. If you could please share this message and if we are able to locate them we will forever be in your debt. This is rather important for my husband. Thanks for all your help and with all sharing hopefully we can find those two. Have them send me a mesage. Thanks again and I pray to God we can locate them.

Email: Jamie G [jamietrunk@gmail.com]

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09/20/2013
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Hello Richard - My name is Charlie Carter. I was a SP/5, assigned as Tower Chief with the 327th Airfield Support Detachment. We ran the Control Tower and relieved the 125th Air Traffic Company in July of 1968. Glad to see your site!   Keep up the good work and welcome home to all my brothers!   

E-mail: ltcrc13@aol.com

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09/22/2013
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Hi,

I was with the 511th Engineer Co July 1971 to Dec 1971. I was trying to contact Allen Bell but his email address is no longer valid. I was on the NDP with him and would like to talk to him. Can you post my email in the off-chance he may see it.

Frank Walski
E-mail: oscar_cat@verizon.net

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12/08/2013
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My name is Walt Smith and while searching for some info on a recently deceased service member friend from the 173rd Airborn, I decided to check my old Vietnam outfit after all this time and ran into your site.  I was assigned to the 39th from May of '66 to May of '67, and probably the move from Cam Rahn Bay to Tuy Hoa has remained one of the few things that I remember vividly from my tour of duty.  The memory of the beach landing at Tuy Hoa can never be erased!  I was a mechanic in Headquarters company my entire time with the outfit.  I did find info on Sgt Chapman, and question if anyone knows anything about Sgt. Bjertness or Sgt Wooters of Hqtrs. Motor Pool. I currently reside near Schenectady, NY.

E-mail: smithw807@verizon.net

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My name is Daren Morgan, I served with  HHC, 45th Engineer Group at Phu Bai from January 70 to December 70 as a surveyor.  Spent a month TDY to 14th Engineer Battalion, maybe 27th( that is what I remember) at FSB C-2 because someone decided they wanted a map of it.  Used fired 105 mm shell casing as traverse stations….no one could find a place for us to bunk so slept in the back end of our 2 ½ ton for a month.  Very lucky that no incoming rounds during that time period.  Also spent time doing small topo surveys out of Chu Lai but most of time was at Phu Bai, S-3, then group photographer left so I moved into the dark room for a couple of months.  My tour ended a month early (downsizing) as the Group was moving to Red Beach in Da Nang.  Was very fortunate to be one step ahead of trouble all while I was there, someone was looking over me……. I was trying to find the location of C-2 on Google Earth…anyone have Lat and Long?

E-mail: dmorgan@lafavewhitemcgivern.com

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02/24/2014
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Thanks for the photos of Duc Pho during the time period of Dec  of 67 to the time I moved to Chu Lai late July 68. It was a lively time from Tet 68 on to the time I left.
We were just down from Grave's Registration, close to EOD and the medics. 415th RRU eight man team.

Bruce W. Mathis

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Hi Richard,
Thanks for the website, you are doing a good deed for us all. My name is Jim Holmly and I served with the 137th Eng co (LE) from September of 1969 to September of 1970. I was stationed at LZ Max, then moved on to build a runway at a place with a name I can't remember. There was an artillery unit already there when we arrived and I recall an eight inch gun exploding when the shell went off part way up the barrel, with predictable results.

Thanks again,
Jim Holmly

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04/20/2014
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I was surfing and found your site. I was on Baldy Sept 68 - Oct 69. I was with C Co. 23rd Medical Bn. I was with F Troop, 17th Armored Cav from Dec 68 - Jun 69. A Co. 26th Eng. were next to our aid station. Welcome home, brother.

Robert Luedtke

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