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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
Phil Larimore from Winston-Salem, NC wrote on December 11, 2016:
I had the extreme pleasure of talking for over an hour today with a veteran of the riverine force, Teddy Brown, from Greensboro, North Carolina, who served aboard the USS Sphynx (ARL-24) in 1969. It was a great honor to meet an American hero, a Vietnam veteran. All of you are my heroes, and I cannot say enough about how much all of you mean to me. I will strive hard the rest of my days to honor each and every one of you. You deserve it. And thanks, Mr. Brown, for the educational experience.
James Allen from Mohave Valley, AZ wrote on December 9, 2016:
I was there from 67 to 70. I was a GMG1 in Dong Tam. And I served a lot of Outstanding shipmates and Soldier's while I served there. I was with "COMRIVFLOT ONE. I really enjoy your new Guestbook. Keep up the good work.
Mike O'Sullivan from Rancho Mirage wrote on December 2, 2016:
Thanks to all the members of MRFA for this important web site. Many sad and great memories of our lost brothers. We shall not forget those who are our heroes.
Jimmy Ham from Chula Vista, CA wrote on November 21, 2016:
USS Indra ARL-37 1967-1969
Richard A. McLeod from Mcdonough, GA wrote on November 19, 2016:
Great job Guys, found some really great stuff. On section " The WALL" was able to locate my cousin, who was KIA.
Jim Newsome wrote on November 19, 2016:
Thanks to all involved Great Job. T132-3, 1968-69'
Robert Grout from Chino wrote on November 17, 2016:
Bob Grout from Chino, Ca. Served with River assault Division 131 March 1968-March1989 . Great Job on the web-site ,Mike and Acria group. Lots of updates and easily sections to fine about MRFA.
Paul George from Gahanna, OH wrote on November 14, 2016:
The new website looks great! I was in-country 7/68 - 7/69. I spent my first 3 months on T-112-9 and the remainder of the year on A-112-8. This weekend was Veterans Day and I thought about the guys I served with... I feel extremely honored to have been part of the Mobile Riverine Force!
Robert Roux from Chicago wrote on November 11, 2016:
RAS 132 3/69-3/70
Don Greenough from Eugene, Oregon wrote on November 11, 2016:
Beautiful update. A-92-2 and A-132-8 68-69
Mike Karl from Barberton oh wrote on November 11, 2016:
Thanks to all who put this new site together Ras 13 and Ras 15 69 &70.
John J Gallo from Manasquan , N.J. wrote on November 8, 2016:
John Gallo from Manasquan, N.J. (originally Brooklyn, N.Y.) , E/D companies, 3/60th , 4/68-4/69 ....Gentlemen, this is a great new site....thanks for the hard work and dedication in keeping our brotherhood and memories alive for future generations.
John Beck from Yantis wrote on November 3, 2016:
A Special site for a Special Few. I'am Honored to be a part of these Few Great Men. A Bond that will Never Break...B Co. 3/60/9TH... 68/69
Robert G Thacker from Braselton, Georgia wrote on November 3, 2016:
This is a great New look at MRF. The old site was great also ,but this one really brings it up to date Thanks to all involved Great Job.
Doug Lindsey from Sacramento CA wrote on November 2, 2016:
What a great job you did Mike. Thanks for all your hard work. YRBM17 67-68 Dong Tam