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roger tolbert sr from herrin wrote on April 26, 2017:
Echo Co. 4th/47th Inf. Rifelman, Lt. Gorman R.T.O. sept 1967-sept 1968. Live in herrin Ill. 68yrs old. email, rogertolbertsr@hotmail.com
John Christian from Puyallup, Wa. wrote on April 20, 2017:
My 1st ship ran to sea at flank speed (1 hr) after our Angel got shot at by a Junk and we had a 5/54 on the Bow and twin 3/50 on the Boat Deck each side, asked for VietNam duty. In country Nov. 68 and with RivDiv 91 until we gave our boats away. Finished my time with RAID 75 our call sign "Green Coffin 75". The day I flew out in Nov. 69, saw Hon. Col. Martha Ray, Green Barets. Will always be a River Rat.
Nicholas Ditullio from Philadelphia wrote on April 20, 2017:
Hey, I'm the grandson of Raymond Mimm. I'm looking to help him get in contact with other members of his unit. Thank you.
Sammie Ringer from Sussex, WI. wrote on April 8, 2017:
It is with great sadness I report the going home to the Lord of my beautiful and wonderful wife. She passed on 4/5/17. All that knew her will agree that she was loved by all that met her.
Dave Butler & Bob Davis from Otsego, NY & Beacon Falls, CT wrote on April 6, 2017:
BM2 Coxswains of RAD 112 Monitors 1 and 2. 1/67- 3/68. The up coming September 2017 reunion will mark the 50th anniversary of our service within this unique Brown Water Naval force. This being our first reunion, we both are looking forward to paying tribute to the fallen, reestablishing contact, and sharing good times with past crew members.
Ron Smith from Phoenix wrote on March 27, 2017:
Served on the USS Askari ARL-30 as a Radioman 1969-1970, TF-117. I like the site. What are the chances that you can get hold of the MRF poster and add it to your store?
Patricia Wilson...1SGT Earnest L Wilson from Carthage wrote on March 20, 2017:
I was reading through all the entries and I came across Tom Howlett's entry describing when the ammo dump was blown up and the Navy Barracks were destroyed. My husband was there. 1SG EARNEST L. Wilson. Artillery. I remember him telling me about the Navy Barracks and the ammo dump. Pat Wilson
Larry Wright wrote on March 13, 2017:
Served as 20mm and .50 cal gunner on T-111-13 Jan 69 to June 69, then moved on to Riv Div 131. Really like what you have done to this site.
Ronnie Edwards from Trussville, Alabama wrote on March 12, 2017:
Served on the APL-26 from Jan. 67 to Jan. 68. I was a DC-2. We were towed all over the delta. Spent some time at Dong Tam. Caught a plane three days before TET.
Michael Antonio from Boulder City, Nv. wrote on March 8, 2017:
Served in River Patrol Section 513 from August 1968. Thru September 1969. Served as forward twin 50's machiine gunner with some of the best people you would ever want to count on! Mike Antonio GMG 2
Ben Phillips from Jacksonville wrote on March 3, 2017:
Zippo 4 & Tango 48, 1969 to 1970, The website is great, It's good to have a site that we can all relate to. Hopefully it will connect many friends that have not heard from each other in many years. Ben Phillips "Phillydog"
William "Doug" Turner from Albuquerque wrote on February 27, 2017:
Great site, great work and a great tribute to all the brothers that served. I was a diver on the USS Askari 5/67-5/68
Richard (Dick) Koenig from Delavan, Wi. wrote on February 26, 2017:
As a member I have to say this is a great revamp of this site. T-91-2 (July 1967- July 1968)
Frank Henning from Thermopolis. WY wrote on February 25, 2017:
I was in PBR's 68 - 69, Riv Pat Sec 531 and later Riv Div 512
David Knotts from Burlington, Ia wrote on February 25, 2017:
I was a medic in D, 3/47th Inf 1969. Proud to have served with you great Americans.
Paul Kuhn from Harker Heights wrote on February 19, 2017:
Great Job Fellows. TF-117 DIV 112 T-112-6 66-68
ThomasKall from ThomasKall wrote on February 14, 2017:
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Herschel Hughes Jr from ORLANDO wrote on February 13, 2017:
USS Colleton (APB-36) June 68-June 69. Very impressed with the website. Outstanding job. Looking forward to Indianapolis Reunion in August. Hope to see a lot of Colleton sailors there, too.
Patrick Fogarty from Richmond, Mi wrote on February 12, 2017:
D & E co 4th/47th Was medic Dec 67-Nov 68 Great job on new website.
Bob McMillan from Staten Island,NY wrote on February 12, 2017:
Website looks nice, formerly from Co A 4th / 47th 1968-1969 presently in contact with David Mack, John Gallo, Ron Mahesh, Ray Kwarta & Bobby DeMartini . See you at Sept 26-29 Co A 4/47 reunion in San Diego California. Hope to see some of our brothers there, stay healthy.
Robert Somerville from Ossining wrote on February 10, 2017:
January of 2016 I made a trip back to Dong Tam and was surprised at how it looked. The base is no longer there but there is a Vietnamese base there where ours was. It is really over grown and there are only a couple of buildings on the property. I was told they tore down all the American buildings but kept the foundations and then built a few buildings for themselves. The harbor is filling with mud and it didn't look like they were taking care of that along with a bridge that goes over Route 66 now. I got a ride around the base and you could not tell it was an American base. It was great to actually walk around Dong Tam one more time. ALPHA 1314 1968 - 1969
Tom Howlett from Chapel Hill, NC wrote on January 24, 2017:
1/24/2017, My Tho, Vietnam. Anchored here overnight on a cruise boat from Cambodia to Saigon. Realized this afternoon that I'm passing Dong Tam, where in March 1969 I just got back in country after a week R&R when a rocket came in around midnight and I fortunately just got into the bunker before it hit. That night my hooch was destroyed, the ammo dump was all fireworks, we evacuated to the north end of the base and I was only able to get a chopper late the next day out to the USS Mercer where I was on Commodore Now's MRF staff. 48 years later I'm on the same part of the Mekong that I spent Aug 68-Aug 69. I'm glad to see the Delta prosper these days!
Scott Cayo from Farmington, Mn wrote on December 27, 2016:
9th Infantry Division 3/47 inf regiment 1973-1975 I didnt know this site existed. I really like this
Nick Greiner wrote on December 13, 2016:
My father, Barry Greiner, was served with B Btry, 3/34, 9th Inf. He passed away in 2003 when I was 8 years old and I am always looking for people who knew him so I can learn more about my father. If you knew him, or have ideas on how I can find other veterans who served with him, please reach out to me at ngreiner16@gmail.com. Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.
Joseph Frankie from Manvel, TX wrote on December 12, 2016:
Thanks for the great layout on the CCB-18. I was the J43 at US Atlantic Command- Director, Logistics Operations Division, J4 (1998-2001) Admiral Gehman had asked if we could assist the organization, MRFA, in moving it from the Mare Island area to the Coronado area in ~1999. The mission was to do it right from a regulatory perspective and perform it at no cost. My compliments on your patience and flexibility to work with us so we could get the move accomplished as a training exercise on multiple levels. We appreciate the note in the Accolades on CCB-18. I look forward to seeing it the next time I am in San Diego. Regards, Joe Frankie III, COL (Ret.), US Army