Hello. I’m a volunteer looking for photos of servicemen killed in Vietnam. Those photos will be posted with their profile at vvmf.org. I’m looking for SN Nicholas I. Pyle, Columbus, Ohio. He was attached to Flotilla One from 1967-69 and died 23 February 1969. Anyone with a photo please contact me. Best regards.
Was aboard USS Askari ARL 30 from 70-71. We were at Dong Tam most of the time but went to Vung Tau, Binh Thuy and Song Un Doc and sea float. Rode the Askari to Guam and put it OOC and turned it over to the Indonesian Navy. We repaired all the heavies Alpha's and Tango boats. I was an ENC in R-2 Div and had the inside and outside EN shops.
Each new year renews memories of Doug Morton, whom I served with on M-91-3 in early 1968. Our crew took over the Monitor in 11/67 and was relived in 11/68. Doug joined us early in 68. We survived Tet with no casualties and felt very fortunate. On 4/4/68 in a nasty firefight at Kien Hoa our main turret was hit by a rocket injuring 2 and killing Doug. Doug Morton was an extremely gentle soul and his death, our first and only on our boat, was devastating. While subsequent engagements led to numerous crew injuries, the loss of Doug Morton is a memory that will never fade.
Yesterday, Jan 13, 2018 five member's who served together with Company A, 4th Bn./ 47th Inf. Mobile Riverine Force 1968-1969 came together in sunny Florida for a mini re-union. It's been almost fifty years since we seen each other, but it was like yesterday as Bob McMillan, John Gallo, Bill Chase, David Mack and Tom Currie came together with memories of our time in the Mekong Delta. Hopefully, our paths will cross again. God Bless America!
Please have Gunner Stanley contact me at my email. I was stationed with him in the early 80s. Thank you. Brad
Aboard 67 thru Nov 68,ask Al Moore how you get the weavels out of the bread flour!
Incountry Nov 67 - Apr 68. 3/E/4-47. Attended my 1st reunion last September. Looking for Information on47th Reg Reunion. Doesn't seem like it, but it's been 50 years.
Veteran of B Company, 1-26th, 1st Infantry Division. In April 69 we departed Phu Cuong on a joint MRF up the Saigon to the Ben Suc area. One of the more memorable operations I experienced. Great site. Trying to find more info on the Phu Cuong base and records of operations from there.
Medic, 2nd Plt, D Co, 3/47th Inf, 9th Inf. Div. Feb - Aug 69. Just wanted to let you all know I think about you often and wish you all the very best this holiday season. I am very proud to have had the honor to serve with you. Go Army, beat Navy!
Coxswain T-111-10 Feb. '68~ July '68, Boat Captain A-111-1 July '68~ Dec '68
I enjoy reading about and seeing all of the photos of the MRF
Reporting that David Arthur Wethington, ET3 passed away on October 27, 2017. I knew David when we served aboard the USS Whitfield County LST-1169. A nice guy that lived life to the fullest. RIP shipmate.
My Dad David Mead served in Vietnam as a Wireman in the 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division in 1968(?). He didn't really like to talk about the time he served much, but I know he was very proud to say that he was part of the 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division. He passed away in 2009 suddenly. He left us with so many great memories, but there was always that part of him that he didn't want to share. I truly appreciate all of you who served, and I know how hard it was when you came back. Before he passed away he was finally ready to deal with a lot of the things he saw over there, but was never given that opportunity. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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)
Looking for John Barentz EN went to nam in Jan 67 Any one know John, Larry G EM is looking for hime
RivRon 11 Div 112 Boat T-112-3 1968-1969
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.
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.
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.
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
Served at Cam Ranh Bay LSB repair facility 1972-73. Built AC&R shop and drove fuel truck. My CO was Comd. Clark.
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.
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
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.
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