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Terrance Purington, (kid) from Oregon wrote on September 30, 2017:
Song Ong Doc, HAL-3, Det-6.... I was at Song Ong Doc, on October 20 1970... There is an error in LCDR Lee Wahler USNR account of the two Det 6 SeaWolf Helicopters, They were sitting on the helo pad when the attack occurred. During the attack Det 6, "Scrambled" and provided rapid air support while the attack was still very much in progress...I "kid" was sitting?firing from the right door of the trail helicopter with a birds eye view of the battle. Det 6 rotated off coverage with Det 1 when we required fuel and ammo at Solid Anchor..We stayed airborne above SOD, (As well as landing the lead bird at night for rescue of persons still on the ground) until daylight, then landed at SOD before going out to the LST Garret County. There is much more to this story then told here...(kid, Det-6 Gunner/Crew-Chief, witness)
Charles W.Mehltretter from Harvest,Al. wrote on September 25, 2017:
Looking for John Barentz EN went to nam in Jan 67 Any one know John, Larry G EM is looking for hime
Ronald Maretin from Gainesville, TX wrote on September 24, 2017:
RivRon 11 Div 112 Boat T-112-3 1968-1969
Lew Roman from Broomfield, Colorado wrote on September 19, 2017:
I was in the Annapolis Hotel on July 10, 1969 but do not recognize the other sailors. I was on the YRBM-21 and am surprised it is not on your list of vessels. We were anchored up river from the USS Benewah for a number of months on the Mekong River. One of their PBR's were responsible for the renaming of our Beer Barge to the "Last Chance Saloon". The river had changed direction, so they went into Cambodia instead of back to their ship.
Robert Scofield from ROCKWOOD wrote on September 11, 2017:
The reunion was a bust for us ( wife and me) when we got to the hotel after a 5 hrs drive was told no dogs. When I made reservations that they took dog $50 deposit So we turned around and went back to Tenn.
Larry Fitchner from Conesville IA. wrote on September 4, 2017:
Plank owner Riv Div 92 T-92-7 in country Fed thru Dec 67. I like the new site design . Wants a " RIVERINE " always one ! Hope to hear from some of my old crew.
Calvin Parrott from Orleans wrote on August 26, 2017:
My friend and co-worker, Kenneth E. Jackson who served with the 9th Infantry Division, the Mobile Riverene Force in VIetnam and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sgt. died in West Baden Springs, Indiana on August 25 at 3:55am. Here is a link to his obit. http://www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=649719
EN2 Tom Nelson from Lansing, MI wrote on August 13, 2017:
Served at Cam Ranh Bay LSB repair facility 1972-73. Built AC&R shop and drove fuel truck. My CO was Comd. Clark.
Robert G Thacker from Braselton, Georgia 30517 wrote on August 9, 2017:
Delta Company 2nd Plt and HHC 15th Combat Engineer BN. Looking for a guy we called Willie Smith ( little Willy ) from 2nd Plt and Tim Murphy who ended up as a jeep driver somehow.... LOL. Chris Watson and I have been looking for you guys for years. With God willing we will attend the 50th MRFA reunion. LT Houghton, Bob Thacker, Chris Watson, and Jim Atchison all from 2nd Plt . We all look forward to being there this year.
Stephanie Rae Townsend from marysville wrote on August 9, 2017:
My father was on the uss. Mark in the years of1965 until 1968 and has recently passed but he was very proud of his navy years as a river rat I have pictures that I'd like to share if at all possible
Nancy Neuman from Albuquerque wrote on August 6, 2017:
Hello, my husband, Douglas Neuman, was in the Navy in 1970-1971.After completing Engineman school at Great Lakes he was on a patrol boat, then ordered to the destroyer Yellowstone AD27. Looking for anyone who may have served with him. He passed away in January.
Greg Witt from Williamsburg, Virginia wrote on August 2, 2017:
I haven't visited the site in quite a while and was pleasantly surprised at the new look. Congratulations and thanks to those responsible. Bravo Zulu TF-117 USS Whitfield County, Uss Washoe County, Uss Hampshire County, Uss Weiss and USS Gallup
Greg Witt from Williamsburg, Virginia wrote on August 2, 2017:
I haven't visited the site in quite a while and was pleasantly surprised at the new look. Congratulations and thanks to those responsible. Bravo Zulu
Charles W.Mehltretter from Harvest,Al. wrote on July 24, 2017:
Served aboard the USS Askari ARL 30 March -68-March 69 MM2 "A Gang" looking for old crew members to trade pictures and stories.
Hector L Delgado from Toa Baja, PR wrote on July 21, 2017:
3/47 inf. 9 th. inf. Div. Dong Tam Vietnam Nam . SS Colleton. B Co. 2 nd. Plt. Nov. 1967- March 1968
John T. Wofford from Victoria, TX wrote on July 18, 2017:
I was in the Navy, on Tango 132-6. I am wondering if any others in our units have filed for VA Disability. I have had ringing in the ears for a long time. I was a 20mm gunner on my boat. Let me know.
Charles E. Tarsook from Greenville,ME wrote on July 16, 2017:
Harbor Clearance Unit One YLLC 4. Sapper mine blew us out of water at Ben Tre on 11/15/68. It as my second tour with the mobile riverine force.
Larry Hansen from Preston wrote on July 15, 2017:
Radioman on A Radioman on ASPB 132-2 from Preston, Idaho. 1968-1969
Don Moeller from Columbus Georgia wrote on July 5, 2017:
Army Medic on the USS Mercer 1969
Larry J. Regan from Sulphur, Louisiana wrote on June 29, 2017:
Served for 5 or 6 months from April -68 to late August of 68 in Delta Company. 3/47th 2nd Bde Mobile Riverine. Replaced asst. MAT team leader of MAT team wiped out in ambush in Plain of Reeds. Did second tour in I Corps.
Pat Seals from Cheyenne, WY wrote on June 27, 2017:
I was a coxswain on an LCM-8 out of Dong Tam Dec 67 to Dec 68. Served on "Mike 8s 08 and 63.
Robert Ballard from Hahira, GA wrote on June 26, 2017:
I was in the 3rd Battalion, 34th Artillery, A Btry. Dong Tam 1968. Would like to hear from some of the guys that were there with me. robertdballard@yahoo.com
Kenny Stroop from Stuarts Draft Virginia wrote on June 24, 2017:
A CO 3/60 9TH INFANTRY DIV. Base Camp Dong Tam From Dec 1966 to Dec 1967. M-60 Machine Gunner.
Tony Garvey- C Company 4th/47th 9th ID from Mahopac NY wrote on June 15, 2017:
Congratulations to Roy Moseman upon being elevated to President of the MRFA. If Roy is half as good a President as he was a soldier, then the MRFA is in great hands. Best wishes to Albert and thanks for your service to our Country and the MRFA.
Robert Hauser from Mt. Pleasant wrote on June 13, 2017:
I would like to thank all you veterans for your service. My dad served on the RAD 152 on A Tango 49 in 70-71. I herd many stories and have the up most respect for all of you. My dad passed in Feb 2014