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James D Glenn from Decatue wrote on November 10, 2019:
Who is out there from the Askari?
Gary Bales from Middletown, Ohio wrote on November 1, 2019:
I was on the USS MONMOUTH COUNTY LST 1032 in Viet Nam. I was in Supply from Feb. of 1969 to Feb. of 1970. We delivered supplies thru out the Mekong Delta.
james rosselli from voorhees wrote on October 29, 2019:
I served with Charlie co 3th of the 60th from may 10 1968 to may 10 1969 I am very proud to be a member of the MRF , I was on the Carleton and the bennatha I remember when the sss Winchester was mined the Mekong delta I have two Purple Hearts one on sept 13, 1968 and my second was on January 13, 1969 . I have a CIB badge , BROZEN STAR, with a v device, 3 army commendation medals . I have 3 good friends on the the wall in WASHINGTON DC , I will not be able to attend this year in DC , I WISH TO ALL A VERY HAPPY Veterans Day, and be well, SGT JAMES D ROSSELLI JR
Paul J Groos from Plantersville wrote on October 20, 2019:
Destroyer Escorts and Destroyers need help Paul Groos (RD1 then) USS Bradley DE 1041 Friends, I was apart of the USS Bradley's DE 1041 fire control team 1966 Rung Sat Special Zone, again 1968 Corp II. I spoke many times with "Salted Flakes 26 Charlie" also spoke with abbreviated remarks to our skipper, in CIC. 26 Charlie indicated he was not "High Dog" but was not far from it. The Bradley's crew of 1966 and 1968 deployment have lost over 50% due to Cancer in various forms. We NEED HELP! If "Salted Flakes 26 Charlie" PLEASE have him contact me, pgroos@dragonsquest.com, phone 936.894.2552, I have photo of Brown Water boat along side as well as Vietnamese patrol boats. I maybe able to get some names of those that came on board Bradley. Our CO that made those deployments is still alive at 93, a GREAT SKIPPER! The other day by accident I met a person that used the call of "Salted Flakes 6 Charlie". He was very complimentary of NGFS (CONGA). I felt like WE ALL HAD DONE SOMETHING! Publish if you wish. I will NEVER EVER FORGET "OUR" treatment when we returned! My Very Best, Paul Groos
George Reischling from Rutledge wrote on October 12, 2019:
"TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THAT THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW!" I came upon your site while surfing the net and knew that the above statement would have special meaning for those in your unit. Different units, different areas of training but we all worked together to accomplish the same mission and objective. Vietnam has left us all with many memories of those with whom we served and those who didn’t make it back. I served with 3/22nd, 25th Infantry Division out of Tay Ninh as an infantryman. Fought the NVA on the slopes of Nui Ba Den twice with numerous firefights in and around the area bordering the Cambodian border. Remember your Christmas in Vietnam? Mine was spent on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. Awarded Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars with “V”. After 5 months in the field, I was pulled to the 93rd Evac at Long Binh to work with soldiers suffering from combat fatigue. Coming home was one of the most difficult parts of our tours. Over the last 10 years, I chronicled my tour of duty and the response has been overwhelming. There are presently over One Hundred 5 Star Reviews worldwide. It’s free to Amazon Prime members. Courage on the Mountain Thousands of Vietnam Veterans have proudly endorsed these memoirs. Please check out the website at courageonthemountain.com with the accompanying introduction. It will make you proud for your service and all the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam war. I proud that you made it home brother! Thank you for your service and May God Bless! George Reischling Courage on the Mountain courageonthemountain.com
Joseph E Sullivan, Jr, LT. Cmdr, USN from North Conway wrote on October 4, 2019:
My father was in charge of the Squadron 9 River Rats in Rocket Alley on Aug 6, 1968. His mission lasted only 12 days. On his last day, they were ambushed and he was ordered to "hold his fire" as they were getting shot at from all sides. My father and his men fired their way out of there. He was one of the lucky ones who made it out alive but lost a lot of his young men during that ambush. He also taught at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI, was a UDT and taught underwater demolition in Vieques, was a commanding officer on several Destroyers, was on the mine sweep USS Barry, that located the Thresher, he rescued Astronaut Gordon Cooper after he landed in the South Pacific, and had President JFK on his ship as a guest, among many other interesting details of his Naval career. He retired from the Navy in 1970 and passed away in 2006, at the age of 78. Dad lived a very interesting life and I was very proud to be his daughter.
Dennis R. Lester from Baisden wrote on September 22, 2019:
With B/4th/47th9inf. div. in Dong Tam and aboard the USS Collecton 68-69.
RICHARD F Karl from Sheboygan Falls, WI wrote on September 21, 2019:
EN3 attached to Base Support Nha Be July 1966 - July 1967. Assigned to transportation division upon rival and later to out side repair shop/LCM boat engineer. Was engineer on Seal Team 1 Golf Det. boat on operation to pick up ambush team on the way back passed by MSB 49 beached on the bank. Had fight jets over head staffing the opposite bank. Also saw "Puff the Magic Dragon" do ajob on Cong attacking a village across the river from the base one night. Welcome home Brothers
David Knotts from Burlington, Iowa wrote on September 8, 2019:
Medic, D, 3/47th 9th ID, 1969
James rosselli from Voorhees’s wrote on August 27, 2019:
Charlie co 3/69 army 5/10/68 to 5/10/69
Richard Liggett from Lambertville wrote on August 27, 2019:
Benewah 67-68
Alvino Sosa from JACKSONVILLE wrote on August 26, 2019:
Served onboard the USS Clarion River LFR 409, 1968-1971. Just got my order today, 8/26/2019. The VCCC pin is outstanding. Great work to the members who shear head this project. Sad that we aren't authorize to wear it with our uniform. I'm attending a Chief Selective initiation and pinning ceremony next month, (Sep 11-13), in Gulfport MS. Those chiefs wouldn't know what the pin represents. And thank you for accepting into the membership.
Chris Brown from Scotland wrote on August 26, 2019:
Really happy to have found this site. I'm probably going to bombard you all with questions about the war so when I get too much just tell me to shut up!
Richard Johnson from Saginaw wrote on August 18, 2019:
Was with A company 2/39th Infantry 1968
Charles Pantino from Lawtey wrote on August 16, 2019:
May the blessings be. C -Company 3/60 9th ID 66/67
Gerald (Jerry) Burleigh from Orange, TX wrote on August 14, 2019:
I have the last flag that was flown on M-132-1 that was given to me by Doc Rather. I am framing it and would like any good photo of m1 and the crew list that was on it for tournover to put in the frame 409-988-4540
Roger Morey from LONG BEACH wrote on August 9, 2019:
Hello everyone, I was in the first group to be barged up the Vam Co Dong river to Ben Luc and help the CB's finish setting up the base at Ben Luc for Operation Giant Slingshot. I was a diesel mechanic and my first duties on the base were as the Oil King in charge of fueling the boats and keeping track of the fuel on the base. One other person helped me, unfortunately I do not remember his name. I was On Duty 24/7 to make sure that when any boat came in needing fuel I had to make sure they got what they needed, as no boat was to sit empty when tied up just in case they had to make a quick exit. After about 6 months or so I was transferred to the overhaul shop and helped in the rebuild and overhaul of engines from those PBRs and others. I wish I had pictures and other items of that time there, but for some reason I didn't do that.
Gail D. Seward from Gibson City wrote on August 5, 2019:
Hello, my husband Sgt. Harrison E. "Bud" Seward was with Mobile Riverines 9th Inf Div, Army, he is deceased 5 May 2001 of Agent Orange related illnesses......I just had a phone message from a lady named Kitty looking for my hubby, I would love to hear from his buddies from the service.......please contact me
George Reischling from Rutledge wrote on August 4, 2019:
"To those who have fought for it, Life has a flavor that the protected will never know" 25th Infantry Division -Tay Ninh- Cu Chi- 3/22nd Infantryman 69-70 Courage on the Mountain- courageonthemountain.com
p landers wrote on July 28, 2019:
USAF Forward Air Controller, 2d BDE, Dong Tam.5/67-5/68, except for a couple of short temporary duties to Bear Cat and to Vung Tau. Lost several good 2 BDE friends along the way, including CPT Bob Reeves, who was in my squadron at the Air Force Academy. Flying and working with the MRF as a FAC was one of my most frustrating and challenging assignments given the rules of engagement and the complexities of air/artillery fire support. But it was personally satisfying to be part of a historic operation.
Richard helmick from Delta co wrote on July 28, 2019:
Radioman USS Colleton APB36 all of 1968
James D Glenn from Decatue wrote on July 1, 2019:
yes i am planning on it and will bring my cruse book from the Askari
charles mehltretter from harvest, al wrote on June 30, 2019:
David are you going to the reunion in Nashville tenn. ?
James D Glenn from Decatue wrote on June 29, 2019:
on board the Askari for two tours 2/67 9/68 made the Singapore trip work in the AC Flats and boiler room
horst filtzer from MOHAVE VALLEY wrote on June 26, 2019:
3/47 from November 1966 in fort Riley KS to April 1968 in MRF Dong Tam RVN Battalion surgeon, After all these years just met with 2 members of B company who remembered me treating their wounds. What an honor to be part of this great group of men who gave so much ! Horst S Filtzer MD FACS