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Name:                 Guy Dube

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Date:                 31 Jul 2014

Time:                 16:56:19

 

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Was sent here from another site, glad I did.  Served in Korat Thailand 67 to 68 Trying to locate guys who were in the 388th transporation Sq




Name:                 Roxanne Burke

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Date:                 30 Jul 2014

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My husband serviced I believe at Ramasun in '71. Unfortunately he passed 15 years ago from cancer. He suffered for years with ulcers to his esophagus then colon rectal cancer moved throughout his whole body. I knew it had something to do with agent orange but like you all know it's not recognized buy the military. So sad. The told me they would exhume the body but if they don't confirm agent orange I would have to pay for everything. Way to go Army.




Name:                 William Banks Jr.

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Date:                 29 Jul 2014

Time:                 21:31:56

 

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I was stationed at Udorn Air Force Base in Thailand, 1970 to 1971. I was sent to DaNang Vietnam TDY for 90 days.  I tried to get my  pay and travel records for this tour with no success. I have prostate cancer and also kidney cancer which resulted in losing a kidney. I also believe this was a result of being exposed to herbicides in Thailand and Vietnam. Any help would be appreciated!!!




Name:                 Tom Dubelbeis

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Date:                 14 Jul 2014

Time:                 18:33:10

 

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I was stationed at Camp Samae San from July 1971 to February 1972.  My claim for AO exposure has been denied, and I've been informed that the correct term is now Herbicide Exposure.

 

I am well aware that there is no presumption of exposure for those of us that served in Thailand - we need to prove everything.

 

I'm looking for the following information to support my appeal.

 

Ľ        Pictures, statements and/or documents that states that Camp Samae San was sprayed with herbicides of any kind. 

Ľ        Memories of the hooch girls that did our laundry, I believe the laundry was done outside at Camp Samae San - does anyone have pictures of the hooch girls doing the laundry?  Or remember where the laundry was done.

Ľ        Sappers attacked Utapao Air base in January 1972. Who remembers being put on alert and weapons  issued, being  drilled on proper camp security and patrolled the perimeter fencing for a period of day or two, then standing  down.  The drills were conducted along the perimeter fencing of Camp Same San.

What can I do to help, let's help each other file successful claims.

 

Tom Dubelbeis

SP 4

Camp Samae San July 71 to February 72

tomdubelbeis@att.net




Name:                 Mary Rouse

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Date:                 11 Jul 2014

Time:                 21:07:00

 

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my husband has 28 chronic diseases and 5 on the orange list. each year he gets diagnosed with a new disease. with research I found the letter from Alvin Young to Mrs. Cleary stating that agent orange was used at bases in the Philippines. A good web place to visit is gunbroker.com and find blogger us55840 great info about Philippines. I am asking for any one who was stationed at Clark and saw them spraying herbicides could write Buddy Letters. I want my husband to get this settled before he passes. He deserves this at least. in 2012 the VA did testing on his heart and brain... found out a month ago that they found heart disease possible strokes from brain scan and kidney stones and they never bothered to tell us. as my husband got worse I asked him to get a copy of tests and diagnoses. I found these diagnoses.... no one followed up for 2 years. so I need help, buddy letters about Clarks 61 years old and he is like a 90 year old man. he enlisted at 17 had his mom sign papers..!

 . honorable discharge. My Great Grandfather WW1 and died at a VA at the age of 53 got hit with mustard gas, his son my dad held him in his arms when he took his last breath. My dad was proud of that. My dad WW11.My daughter Iraqi, my son 2 tours in Afghanistan, 1 tour Iraqi, my brother joined army after high school. My husband Vietnam . My Dad never used the VA system, Nor did my brother cause they didn't have to, had other insurance. How much does one give to this Military....  




Name:                 dennis wallace

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Date:                 07 Jul 2014

Time:                 17:12:02

 

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i was  stationed at  utapao in 74 75  i have had throat cancer tyroid cancer pre diabetes among other health issues claim for a o denied i need pictures of the test cell at utapao to show test cell was close to perimeter




Name:                 Stephen Monica

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Date:                 02 Jun 2014

Time:                 16:32:42

 

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Looking for Army personnel who served in the 43rd Army Postal Unit, 1969-1970, in Danang, the 80th group Compound.  Please respond to my E-Mail site.  Welcome Home to all the Vet's on this site !!




Name:                 Henry (Hank) Waudby

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Date:                 06 May 2014

Time:                 11:55:44

 

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Served at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand in the 432nd Supply Sqdn Oct '72-'73.  In the past year I've been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer as well as Stage 3 Lung Cancer.  Went to the VA and had a physical - to be added to the Agent Orange registry.  Asked the VFW State Service Officer to process a C&P review with the VA and that still hasn't happened (since Feb 2014).  Basically told me "if you weren't in country (Viet Nam) or a SP working the perimeter, you're not going to be approved!"  Anyone else getting the run around??  The hooch I lived in was located across the street from a perimeter fence and a Klong about 20' deep but I guess that doesn't count with the VA.  If you're getting the same type run around, I'd like to hear from you.

 

Sawadee,  Hank




Name:                 Sam Pilato

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Date:                 01 May 2014

Time:                 12:17:45

 

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Gentlemen it is time for us to get a petition going and turning it over to a Congressman/woman, (your choosing, someone) I believe with 252 co-sponsors for HR 2254 and several other bills sitting on our friend the Honorable Boehner's desk.  It has been their since 2009. There is also a Senate bill.  What are we waiting on?  The petition needs to be a story about each of your experiences and if you read just some of the "Vietnam Ear" Veterans you eventually end up with their pictures laying out exactly what went down.  On our USARSUPTHAI SITE there are tons of information and pictures that show where the so called mention of the "Southeastern Research" was being done.  They have forgotten to mention the "upland, and Chang Mai" and locust spraying, mosquitos in Thailand.  But to hear the AF & Army their were no chemicals!  How does that work?  Agent Orange, Pink, Purple, Green, White, Blue, (many pictures of the drums with white bands) throughout Thailand where a lot of research took place. Someone needs to set up a petition for 100 thousand Thailand Vets that can get their stories told.  I have no clue as to how to set something up along that scale.  It needs to be for "all of Thailand", not parts, or perimeter, or just dog handlers. As long as we allow the Government to keep us "separate and concur" we will have to file one at a time without the "presumed benefit of the doubt", we will all be dead or just can't remember. Most of us are already in our late sixties. It's wrong and their is time. I was with the 44th Engineers and USARSUPTHAI (a member) if you need to reach me. Late 1968- April 1970..We do have a re-union in June if you can come go to the site and register, it's being held in Colorado Springs. There would not be a war without Thailand Vets and have the support that we gave our brave soldiers depending on us.




Name:                 Rick Kraus

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Date:                 27 Apr 2014

Time:                 12:40:49

 

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Hello fellow Vets,

I was stationed at U-Tapao 1972-1973 as a member of the 635th Security Police Squadron. I was assigned to Tiger Flight and manned the m-60 posts under the Tangos on the perimeter, the "SWAT" teams and was trained at U-Dorn to fire direct the new 81 mm mortar pits on base. Remember many good times and others. Good luck to all who are fighting for their medical benefits due to "herbicide" exposure and any other service connected injury.

 

I would also like to say I have searched the web for a long time looking for a site like this. It brings back many memories of the time each of us feels was one of the most important in our lives ... REMF or not. Thanks. 




Name:                 Robert McGowan

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Date:                 21 Apr 2014

Time:                 19:35:25

 

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Was with 355th stationed at Takhli during 1968-1969.  I flew top secret classified information that was hand cuffed to me from Takhli to Tan Son Nhut.  Anyone remember flying with a red headed slight built young man. Please contact me. At the above email address. 




Name:                 Oliver A Pettit

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Date:                 10 Apr 2014

Time:                 09:54:48

 

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Looking for Airman who were a Ubon from 65 thru 67 who were in FMS Fuel Systems MOS 42450. Need proof drop tank farm was near the fence line.



Name:                 Jim Arbuthnot

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Date:                 05 Apr 2014

Time:                 15:02:18

 

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I was at Don Muang Thailand in 66&67. I lucked out and got on flying status on an old C47. Seems that we flew everywhere and anywhere.




Name:                 phillip flatt

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Date:                 02 Apr 2014

Time:                 05:14:22

 

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Looking for anyone stationed on Camp Friendship Korat Thailand Jan-Dec 1967. I was with the 379th Signal Bn




Name:                 James E. Tyrrell  {Ernie}

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Date:                 28 Mar 2014

Time:                 23:07:53

 

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Hello, I was at Utapao Thailand for a total of 5 years. First time in the 307th FMS hydraulic shop from 2/70-2/71. Went PCS to Davis Monthan in Arizona only to pull 4 more years TDY to Utapao on the U-2s. It was a great experience and I would like to go back to see how much it has changed.



Name:                 Sgt. James (Jim) McDonald

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Date:                 22 Mar 2014

Time:                 13:53:22

 

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U-Tapao, 635 CSG, Supply Group, 7/69-7/70




Name:                 Wayne Klucas

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Date:                 20 Mar 2014

Time:                 21:46:21

 

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I served at Takhli 1969 with the 2951st Mod Squad.  We added mods to the 105's.  Served with DET 1 56th SOWg at Udorn in 1970.  Worked flight line T-28's




Name:                 Ed Jackson

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Date:                 16 Mar 2014

Time:                 08:24:39

 

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I served NSA NACCOMMSTA Danang - located Hwy 1 at the Triangle. Then moved to SCARF - Small Craft Repair Facility. Served in I Corp for 6 mo. Then sent to NSF Navcommsta Saigon for 6 mo. I served in country from March 1970 - April 1971.




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Date:                 02 Mar 2014

Time:                 14:16:05

 

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I wasn't in the rear was a combat eng and yes we got at times'....I still rem the tet ofene



Name:                 jerry forte

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Date:                 27 Feb 2014

Time:                 09:24:06

 

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Fighting a VA claim denial for AO.Was at U-tapao march to june 1968TDY.Have 3 conditions-need to show direct exposure to win claim.My assignment was in the Plan and Scheduling unit which was in portable trailers inside the flight line security fencing where they were spraying.Buddy letters,maps anything that might help ail be GREATLY appreciated.Thanks in advance.Was part of the 4258 HQ SQN.




Name:                 Fred Vetter

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Date:                 14 Feb 2014

Time:                 20:34:12

 

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I was at camp vayama 4/67 to 4/68.I was a wrecker operator.

It was great to be young then.




Name:                 robert anderson

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Date:                 09 Feb 2014

Time:                 22:50:28

 

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Just found this site.  To all fellow VN era vets, THANK YOU, and welcome home.  Maybe someday we will get our just recognition.  I need help with the VA.  Does anyone know how to verify augmentee duty?  I was 635 MMS from Jun 71 to Sep 72 at Utapao.




Name:                 Thompson Ronald

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Date:                 04 Feb 2014

Time:                 22:54:16

 

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I was on korat  AFB. 2july-28Dec. 1973 with 23rd.FMS from England AFB. Alexandria , La. We had A-7d Corsairs . I can't find orders in my records of being there . Any one with info would greatly be appreciated . vA is no help   A very big thank you to all the brothers and sisters that served  and are still serving !




Name:                 David Allen

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Date:                 07 Jan 2014

Time:                 21:22:38

 

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I was a radar controller stationed at Mukdahan, Thailand, Det 6, 621 TCS, from October '68 to May '69.  The best assignment of my 4 years with the Air Force.




Name:                 wes campbell

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Date:                 26 Dec 2013

Time:                 16:57:50

 

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Udorn 69_70 432 fms fuel syst. Something the grunts don't think about, we joined up and did 4 years. I know guys that where home sleeping in bed while I was freezing my fingers off so a141  133 124 or 130 could fly again and support the war.  Those same guys got in and out in two years. I respect what they did. I don't know how many know what we did. I did my job and I did it very well. All my f4s are gone but never forgotten.




Name:                 Tom Glenn

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Date:                 17 Dec 2013

Time:                 19:02:28

 

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I was in Plieku 67&68 worked in the bomb dump played in a band called the new generations we rocked the house at EM clubs around the base. Looking for pals Emberton, Milike, Rudderberger an any one else stationed there during that time.




Name:                 Bill Williams

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Date:                 04 Dec 2013

Time:                 18:31:01

 

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I too was stationed at McCoy AFB (65-69) and was deployed to Guam, then to Kadena Okinawa and later to U-Tapao Thailand under the US Air Force campaign "Arch light" and "Young Tiger" (9-66 to late 4-67).  Shortly after returning to McCoy AFB I requested copies of my medical records from my stay at Camp Kue Hospital due to injuries I received on a KC-135 tanker that had a mid-air collision with a Naval fighter jet.  The McCoy medical Administration told me that they do not collect medical data while on TDY status and it was unlikely that I would ever get copies.  I went to 306 Bomb Wing Personnel and requested copies of my deployment documents while on TDY to Southeast Asia and they too stated, they do not collect data on service personnel while they are on TDY. Forty years later I requested copies of my military records.  After receiving them I was disappointed there were no records of just about anything I did in the Air Force and I was told by the records center that most all records in the 60's were on paper compared to current use of computer to store data and copies of documents are almost non-existent.

 

I am glad I kept all my certificates of accomplishments I received from Gen'l Morgan Tyler or I would have no documents to show I was deployed in support of the Vietnam War.




Name:                 Jim Lennox

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Date:                 26 Nov 2013

Time:                 10:17:22

 

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I was TDY from McCoy AFB to Kadena in September 1966.  In October I was sent to Don Muong AB, Thailand.  I don't have any travel orders but would like to show proof that I was there.  Any ideas would be welcome.  Thanks to all for their sacrifice.




Name:                 John Brwemer

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Date:                 22 Nov 2013

Time:                 12:48:26

 

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I hope your definition of REMF extends to those of us who served out of theater.




Name:                 Richard Burch

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Date:                 19 Nov 2013

Time:                 11:20:12

 

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Was XO with the 5th LEM of 185th Maint Bn mar69 to jan70




Name:                 Ken Davis

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Date:                 17 Nov 2013

Time:                 20:59:08

 

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I am a Vietnam Vet. Mar.67-Mar.68. I worked the rebal ramp at Tan Son Nhut. Air freight loading & offloading cargo aircraft.

I was Air Force E4.



Name:                 Victor Fuentes, Jr

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Date:                 13 Nov 2013

Time:                 11:06:20

 

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Need help with VA disability claim.  Was a jet engine mechanic from 1969 to 1970.  Need buddy statements.  Please contact me at above email.  Thanks and God Bless.




Name:                 tommy potatoes

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Date:                 12 Nov 2013

Time:                 17:09:40

 

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@Steve Wood: I served in the 8th Air Police and it's predecessor squadron at Ubon RTAB in mid 1965 to 1966, and I am very familiar with what you describe. I am still in contact with several other members of my squadron from that time, as well. Some of them are members at VSPA and others like myself are only lurkers. All of us shared the same experience then, and we are all experiencing the same feelings now.

 

Some of the VSPA guys refer to us as the "club and whistle guys". We were the first Air Police sent to defend the new air bases in Thailand and we were disarmed as soon as we landed. Try processing that in your head for a minute or two, or maybe for the past 48 years, if you can.

 

I have alternated between anger and shame for all of these years, and I am still conflicted as I write this post. I don't exactly know what I am trying to tell you, other than that. The war just left me with a hole in my life. I guess that's about it.




Name:                 Steve Wood

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Date:                 12 Nov 2013

Time:                 10:15:04

 

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I was with the 355th Security Police, Takhli RTAFB 69-70. Am a life member of the Vietnam Security Police Association. Attended last three reunions and have noticed the Thai Vets tend not to wear the black VSPA Official Hats with Vietnam Vet designation but thier brown unit hats with the ribbon and unit (i.e. 355th SPS) Believe there is still a huge stigma with the acceptance that we are Vietnam Vets.  A paper written by Dave Adams, "The Difference of a Line" contained in a report on your sight on equitable treatment of Vietnam Vets that served in Thailand, says it all.  I have had very similiar experiences and recently talked to Dave about it.  He indicated that he still has difficulty wearing Vietnam Veteran hats, etc.  I now have Vietnam Vet on my vehicle license plates and have thought about replacing them as I'm worn down by trying to explain.  I feel like the "boots on ground" troops feel I'm insulting them.  Anyway, thanks for your sight.  I will bookmark it.




Name:                 Jim Rosipal
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Date:                 31 Oct 2013
Time:                 22:21:11

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I served with US. AIR FORCE, 902nd Aero Med. Evac. from 66/68.
I was stationed at Clark Field, but, I flew most of the time into DaNang, NaTrang, and Quinohn. I always was amazed at some of the Brothers whom I brought back, how they were mostly up, even though they may have no legs, etc., little did they know about the welcome they would get when they got "home".  NONE!!
GOD BLESS all of you who fought for our Nation, I was and am proud to have been able to have been there with you.
Also, I'm looking for anyone who may have served with me during this time frame.  Please contact me, if you did.  I also saw that Maj. Carden had passed away.  He was a great leader.  THIS IS A WONDERFUL SITE!!! 


 



Name:                 Stan Hutchison

Web_Site:             http://vietnamvetsandfriends.yuku.com/directory

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Date:                 21 Oct 2013

Time:                 11:17:49

 

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Saigon Nights

Such will be the title of a novel I began work on. I have been in comunication with Don Feltham, the author of "When Big Blue Went to War." After discussing several incidents with him, I said I have thought about writting a book detailing some of those incidents. He gave me a lot of encouragement, plus put me in touch with some other guys that were in Saigon during he time in question (1968-1969). So, with his encouragment, I have decided to step up and attempt writting my story. That is why I posted a notice looking for CID or JAG people to help with the techinical aspects. This book will have to be sold as fiction as I have no solid proof that what I am writting about actually happened, though I know it did, even this 44 years later.

 

So, if anyone here has anything they would like to contribute to the story, such as events around MACV, TSN, downtown Saigon, or anywhere else, I would be most appreciative. I am not looking for "blood and guts" type events, more "drinking and screwing" or "raising hell in Ol' Saigon" type stories, or military or non-military related, good, bad, funny, stupid, or whatever. For now I am not limiting it to just the Saigon area, but anywhere in Southeast Asia, on the way there or back to the world, R&R, etc.

 

As Mr. Feltham said: "you will note that all the books written about that war are about crashing airplanes, a hill taken, machine guns, agent orange, sorrow and tragedy, etc etc.You tell a good story and you can get your buddies to contribute. Tell it like it was."

 

So, I am going to attempt to "tell it like it was" for those of us that were in Vietnam all those years ago. We "non-combat types" also have a story to tell. If anyone would like to add his/her words, please email me and we will see what we can come up with. I have a basic story to tell, but it would add a much clearer picture if I had some stories from others of you that were there.

 

Approximately 1 out of 7 Army personal in Vietnam were actually "combat arms." I know for the Marines the ratio was closer. I believe the Navy were about the same and in the Air Force, the ratio was higher.

 

But we all served. So, we all have a story to tell. If anyone wises to share theirs, send me an email.

 



Name:                 Larry Fowler

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Date:                 11 Oct 2013

Time:                 15:56:21

 

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I am looking for anyone that was at Det3 621st TCS Ubon Air Base Thailand from Aug 67 to Aug 68

 



Name:                 Bill Williams

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Date:                 10 Oct 2013

Time:                 15:22:05

 

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I was 7 months TDY to Guam, Okinawa and Thailand 1966 to 1967 with the 306th Bomb Wing supporting "ARC Light" and "Young Tiger" Campaign. I was assigned to Kadena on Okinawa as a Ground/Air Safety Tech/Admin Specialist.  I was sitting in my office when a Flight Operations Lt. Col. from U-Tapao Thailand came to see my boss Lt. Col. Davis.  As he was leaving he saw that I could type and told Col. Davis he could use me at U-Tapao for 30 days TDY.  Col. Davis told me to pack my bags and I could fly over on a KC-135 with him the next day.  I had no written orders everything was verbal.  The next morning I was on a Tanker and my boss was getting his flying time in, as well as refueling B-52's and tactical aircraft on our way to U-Tapao Royal Airfield.  When I arrived I was assigned as a Operational Specialist typing flight schedules for tanker crews (for in-flight refueling while they were either dropping bombs (B-52) or other aircraft going to or returning from missions to Viet Nam) and documenting aircraft incident reports for the safety office.  I was returned to Kadena Air Base where I returned to my normal job duties.  Before I left Kadena, Col. Morgan Tyler presented to me and five other airmen  several Certificates and awards including the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.  While I was in Thailand I never seen so many people work so hard for mission success.  

 

When I returned to McCoy AFB (regular duty station) I found it strange that not many airmen had received the ribbon.  I went to personnel to check with them about the ribbon and they told me it had not been added to my records but wanted to know if I had proof of receiving it.  I returned with a picture of myself and others with the presentation from Col. Tyler and also the certificates and awards.  Never heard anything about it from that point on.  I am proud to have served in Southeast Asia and that US Air Force.

 

Shortly after I returned to Safety the 9919th Air Refueling was re-assigned to McCoy AFB and the Col. I worked for in U-Tapao had me transferred to his Operations Unit.

 



Name:                 Viet-REMF Web Master

Web_Site:             http://viet-remf.net

Email:                r_wheatley@frontier.com

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Date:                 05 Sep 2013

Time:                 07:47:49

 

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Please note the upcoming reunion of Southeast Asia veterans...

 

Reunion Name: Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood (TLCB)

 

Date from: Oct 3, 2013

 

Date to: Oct 6, 2013

 

Place: Quality Inn Bayside

322 Miracle Strip Parkway SW

 

City: Ft. Walton Beach

 

State: Florida

 

Person to Contact: Ed Miller, thainkp69@cox.net

Phone: (850) 582-2452


Web Page: http://www.tlc-brotherhood.com

 

Comments:      TLCB is a an organization of veterans of all Military Services, CIA, USAID, State Dept, Allies and family members. Our primary contribution over the past 15 years has been to bring Veterans together in recognition of the combat waged in "The Secret War", to remember and do what we can to facilitate accounting for MIA and POWs, to support Texas Tech University with archival information, and to continue our Assistance Program to the villagers in Laos and northeast Thailand today - having given $420,000 so far to create clinics, schools libraries and promote the American Way.

 


 

Name:                 Glenn Fannin

Web_Site:             http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Fannin/e/B009WQYC34

Email:                generalglenn@bellsouth.net

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Date:                 25 Aug 2013

Time:                 07:57:47

 

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Glenn K. Fannin Jr. was born at Fairborn, Ohio (then Osborn) in 1948. "Age 64 with an eclectic, diverse background. Soldier, policeman, fireman, construction worker, contractor, employment agency manager, security manager, hospital non-clinical review writer, insurance agency owner, car salesman you name it." (Author's Edge Publishing Group 2009).

 

We Served In Silence Paperback

by Mr. Glenn K. Fannin Jr. (Author) , Sam Madrid (Contributor)

 



Name:                 Jim Arbuthnot

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                sallyarbuthnot@yahoo.com

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Date:                 20 Aug 2013

Time:                 17:11:41

 

Comments:

 

Was at Don Muang, 66&67. Crew chief, flight mechanic on a C47 stationed there. Flew all over the place.




Name:                 David Finley

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                finleydavid@bellsouth.net

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Date:                 10 Jul 2013

Time:                 15:54:02

 

Comments:

 

I was at utapao sept 67 until sept 68, Trans. sqdn. Veh. maintence section.




Name:                 John Fitzhugh

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jgfitzhugh@yahoo.com

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Date:                 04 Jul 2013

Time:                 23:35:54

 

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I was TDY from Carswell to Utapao from Jan. 72 to June 72 MA Shop for B 52 and KC 135'S.I was stationed CCK Taiwan from Jan. 73 to Dec.73 C 130's. Those were great times and I would like to find the friends I made.




Name:                 ed allen

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jnallen6@msn.com

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Date:                 02 Jul 2013

Time:                 18:35:18

 

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served in Thailand at ubon and korat in july 71 and 72. was security police , base defense in bunkers and towers. submitting claim for pesticide and herbicide exposure. nickname was zack trak on qrt team.




Name:                 Mike Burton

Web_Site:             http://www.mhburtonbooks.com

Email:                jestan45@yahoo.com

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Date:                 05 Jun 2013

Time:                 14:48:37

 

Comments:

 

US Army Security Agency 7th RRFS Thailand 1969-71 Laotian Translator/Interpreter REMF except for a couple of TDY trips to Laos.  Wrote about it in "Tales of Ramasun".  Details on my website or Amazon.  Looking for Roger Carlton, Jim Kilpatrick, Scumdog Lee and Frank Nellis.




Name:                 Mike Herrin

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                dawghouse301@yahoo.com

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Date:                 03 Jun 2013

Time:                 12:03:31

 

Comments:

 

I was stationed at the Supply Sq. in Cam Rahn Bay (USAF)from Dec 71 to late 72 when the closed down the base. A bunch of us were transfered to Sigon to finish out our tour there. Good memories with Dickey Dyer and Mickey Williams and a bunch more.




Name:                 Lester Hanlon Jr. A1C

Web_Site:             http://

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Date:                 27 May 2013

Time:                 13:02:18

 

Comments:

 

Just found this site RVN 1966-67 Tan Son Knut Aerial Port Sq.  George AFB,Ca. 1963-65. Danang,AFB 1965-66 831ST Supply sq. TDY F-104's




Name:                 Warren A. Johnson

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jwjohnson2@tds.net

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Date:                 28 Feb 2013

Time:                 12:14:25

 

Comments:

 

  I was a crew chief stationed at CCK-airforce base Tiawan,from Jan 1966 to Feb 1967 . In 2009 i came down with melanomia with lymph node involvement.Presently the VA is jerking me around.Has any of my brothers come down with cancer or health problems ? I would appreciate any information you could share with me.




Name:                 Frank Robinette

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                ffrankrobinette@aol.com

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Date:                 13 May 2013

Time:                 12:07:11

 

Comments:

 

I am looking for anyone stationed with the 562nd Maintenance Company in 1968-1969....Specifically...the name company clerk and the company Commander.   Also, anyone who worked at the AFTN radio station at U-Tapao during the same period.  Please e-mail me and we can connect.





Name:                 Lance Taylor

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                lance_josie@hotmail.com

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Date:                 03 Apr 2013

Time:                 02:41:53

 

Comments:

 

POL (fuels) at Utapao, Thailand. June 1970 to June 1971.  Drove demineralized water trunk on East Ramp (B-52)day shift.

 

Pilots would some time forget to close the water drains. Crew chief was on the wing so I would fire up the APU, put power to the AC, then go up into the cockpit and hit the circuit breaker to close the drain.

 

Long shot.  Any crew chiefs remember me???




Name:                 Jack Hippern

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jhippern@comcast.net

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Date:                 29 Mar 2013

Time:                 11:01:14

 

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Name:                 Lawrence Mallison

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                lavanz@verizon.net

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Date:                 25 Mar 2013

Time:                 19:44:06

 

Comments:

 

wonderful stories - put tears in my eyes -

 

Looking for servicemen who knew my Father, Lawrence Mallison.  He severed from 1968 to 1967 served at Ubon Air Force Base.  He was the officer of  munitions maintenance branch (MOS)

 

I am seeking any info from those who have claims with VA for agent orange exposure in Ubon Thailand, who may now have diabetes and other aliments




Name:                 ken sessions

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                ksessio@hotmail.com

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Date:                 22 Mar 2013

Time:                 23:22:18

 

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Name:                 Ray Boas

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                raymar1970@embarqmail.com

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Date:                 17 Mar 2013

Time:                 14:05:14

 

Comments:

 

56th Supply Sq./  NKP  67/68 (Member of the Gang of Seven)Looking for others who served in Supply 67/68.  Bob you did a great job on this site,  see you in October at Ft Walton Beach Reunion.




Name:                 Pepe Lopez

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                eddj90007@yahoo.com

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Date:                 13 Mar 2013

Time:                 17:13:52

 

Comments:

 

I have 3 cousins that were in South East Asia, they still do not talk too much about it, but this helps me understand what they went through. Thanks for a very good web page.




Name:                 Barry C. Leach

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                namastebarry46@gmail.com

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Date:                 12 Mar 2013

Time:                 08:26:03

 

Comments:

 

please help me get out to everyone with suspected AO exposure......google AO use in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia....Airman from Thailand got AO exposure disability award...I think it was from Utapao.  Thailand is now considered an AO problem....not denying anymore.




Name:                 Don Cole

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                drcole67@suddenlink.met

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Date:                 08 Mar 2013

Time:                 17:45:15

 

Comments:

 

Without a doubt a 10. I am looking for those served at. Ramasun Station Sep 1972-Aug 1973. I have Parkinson's Disease. The VA denied my claim, and I am building a case for appeal. Would to find a Vet who served at  Ramasun during that time frame or close to it and has Parkinson's. This disease was added to the  AO list of illness on 30 Oct 2010.




Name:                 Al Congedo Jr

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                alnan2@optonline.net

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Date:                 02 Mar 2013

Time:                 15:56:18

 

Comments:

 

Stationed at UDORN Thailand 1970, DET 1 56 SOW.  Need aerial photos showing lack of vegetation on/and around the base at DET 1 56 SOW.  Also need copy of travel orders from April or May 1970 from Clark AFB to Danang Vietnam then UDORN.  There were 4 others with me on that flight (C-130), one had his appendix taken out at Clark.  Filed claim for cancer, and was denied.  Need proof of "boots on the ground" in Vietnam to validate claim.  Requested copy of all my records, those travel orders are missing.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.




Name:                 Warren A. Johnson

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jwjohnson2@tds.net

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Date:                 28 Feb 2013

Time:                 12:14:25

 

Comments:

 

  I was a crew chief stationed at CCK-airforce base Tiawan,from Jan 1966 to Feb 1967 . In 2009 i came down with melanomia with lymph node involvement.Presently the VA is jerking me around.Has any of my brothers come down with cancer or health problems ? I would appreciate any information you could share with me.




Name:                 john shaw

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                sjohkni59@aol.com

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Date:                 24 Feb 2013

Time:                 15:29:46

 

Comments:

 

Looking for any air force vets from Det2 9th weather recons squadron , that can remember in the summer of 1968 that an group of airmen flew from Clark ab to Kadena ab. the air field had to be repaired and the WC47 needed all of the runway in order to takeoff. I can not remember if the plane that group of airmen flew on went straight to Kadena or if we made an stop over in vietnam, any info will be helpful    




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Date:                 11 Feb 2013

Time:                 00:43:10

 

Comments:

 

I was stationed at U-Tapao during Ocotber 1972 through August 1973, and I worked in Supply. I had worked for the Veterans Adminstration, and during my time there, I was afforded the opportunity to view a map of VN, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.  The map disclosed that there was sixty-eight or more chemical agaents sprayed in those countries.  This map was confidential and not disclosed to the public.  I have written the VA Regional Office stating that I felt it was wrong that they don't disclose this information to the men and woment who served there, and I used some unkind words as well. I think we need to write our representatives and let them know we are displeased with the lying and wrongful care the government has bestowed upon on us. If anyone needs a letter from me, please send an e-mail to me and I'll be glad to write one identifying this bull.




Name:                 MELVIN J. RODRIGUES

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                MELVINSASSY@AOL.COM

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Date:                 10 Feb 2013

Time:                 19:54:13

 

Comments:

 

LOOKING FOR ANY ARMY PERSON THAT FLEW ON A MILITARY CONTRACT (MAC)COMMERCIAL AIRLINE FROM TRAVIS AIR BASE LANDED IN HAWAII SOMETIME AROUND JANUARY 25 1968 ON THE WAY TO THAILAND , THIS AIRLINE ORIGINALLY STARTED FROM TRAVIS AIR BASE , CALIFORNIA STOP OVER TO PICK UP PASSANGERS IN HAWAII , STOP OVER IN CLARK AIR BASE IN THE PHILIPPINES TO LET OFF PASSENGERS AND PICK UP PASSENGERS , STOP OVER IN VIETNAM TO LET OFF PASSENGERS AND PICK UP PASSENGERS AND THEN FLEW TO IT'S FINAL DESTINATION THAILAND ANYONE THAT CAN ESTABLISH BOOTS ON GROUND IN VIETNAM




Name:                 Bill Lynch

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                wm.lynch@comcast.net

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Date:                 07 Feb 2013

Time:                 16:25:52

 

Comments:

 

Flew from NKP to the north, east, and south in 1972.  To put a helicopter with 6-8 crewmen out for 10 to 12 hours and get them home safely took more REMF in Thailand, and all support countries than I problably will ever know.  Thanks to all who remain, for getting me home safely for that year.




Name:                 Robert Gerring

Web_Site:             http://www.facebook.com/robert.g.gerring

Email:                RGG2011@aol.com

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Date:                 07 Feb 2013

Time:                 08:08:19

 

Comments:

 

Stationed at Udorn AFB, Udorn, Thailand July 1966 to July 1967. Was a hydraulic mechanic with the 432nd FMS and reassigned to the 606th ACS in Apr.1967. Anyone needing advise on Agent Orange exposure feel free to contact me for info.




Name:                 Donna Chaisangrit

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                masokado@gmail.com

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Date:                 06 Feb 2013

Time:                 21:19:47

 

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I am looking for my a friend of my Mom's who was in the Air Force and stationed or lived near Udon Thani, Thailand in 1970-1971. Unfortunately, I do not have a last name, only a first name of Michael. Thanks for any info. My Moms name is Compoon Chaisangrit and she was 18 years old at the time they were friends. I believe he worked on airplanes as a mechanic.



Name:                 Mike " Super Troop " Keifer

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                cudakeif@yahoo.com

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Date:                 28 Jan 2013

Time:                 10:54:35

 

Comments:

 

I would like to say Thank You for creating this website and posting all of this information for us who served in Thailand( Utapao ). I just wish that I could contact the rest of airmen who I served with and inform them of this website. Again Thank You Very Much




Name:                 Gary R. Hock

Web_Site:             http://

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Date:                 28 Jan 2013

Time:                 09:01:34

 

Comments:

 

I found the link to this site on the USARSUPTHAI/519th Transportation website.

I was drafted on 1 Sept 1965, spent 6 months at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Arrived in Thailand on 12 February 1966 and went up country to HHD 9th Logistical Command (B) at Camp Friendship at Korat.  I was there from February to June of 1966, then was sent South to Sattahip and Camp Vayama from June 1966 to February 1967, still with HHD 9th Log. 

I was an Army trained cook, who became a Finance Clerk upon arrival in Thailand.

After a 45 day leave in February/March 1967 spent the remainder of my duty at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Left the Army on 31 August 1967 as a SP/5 I have been looking for Daniel Murphy whom I served with at Camp Vayama.  He lived in Rochester, New York.  When he left Thailand, he went to Fort Dix New Jersey.




Name:                 Chris West

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                Chriswestcleaning@hotmail.com

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Date:                 17 Jan 2013

Time:                 18:54:26

 

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I am currently searching for a friend who was in the 3rd/ 82nd Airborne MOS 11B10......I don't remember his last name but his first name is Dennis and he was over in Vietnam in 74-75




Name:                 Frank Serrano

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                serranofrank@att.net

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Date:                 14 Jan 2013

Time:                 20:45:01

 

Comments:

 

I served in the Air Force '67-'71, in Thailand in '69-'70 at U-Tapao ,635th Security Police Squadron,worked perimeter full tour. Great experience ,met a lot of good people.Great site, but what is a REMF? first I've heard of this term ,but never have been on any sites of this type till now.


[Frank: The term "REMF" was used by some combat troops as shorthand for "Rear Echelon Mutha F**kers" to describe those who served "in the rear with the gear."  Read the Viet-REMF Home Page for a more in-depth explanation of its use on this site.  Welcome Home, Brother!]



Name:                 James Colwell

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jcolwell2@cox.net

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Date:                 12 Jan 2013

Time:                 13:14:15

 

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I was Jet engine mechanic 1970 at Udorn, Thailand 432 FMS . I  am looking for anyone  else who was " pulled for a 30 day period of Augmentee duty/ guard duty  on the perimeter" .

Thanks




Name:                 VINCE CUFFARI

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                SUECUFF@COMCAST.NET

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Date:                 07 Jan 2013

Time:                 12:07:08

 

Comments:

 

I WAS A KC-135 CREW CHIEF TDY WITH THE 42ND BOMB SERVING AT U-TAPAO AFB IN THAILAND FROM AUGUST 1971- MARCH 1972.I CURRENTLY HAVE DIABETES II WITH NEUROOPOTHY AND DEGENERATIVE NERVE DAMAGE, PLUS A HOST OF OTHER AILMENTS. I HAVE APPLIED FOR DISABILITY THROUGH THE VA DUE TO EXPOSURE TO PESTESIDES AND HERBASIDES, AND HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN AS I WASN'T AN  "MP". I KNOW THEY USE TO SPRAY ALL KINDS OF THINGS AROUND THE BARRACKS TO KILL THE VEGETATION AND IN THE AIR TO KILL THE MOSQUITOS AND OTHER INSECTS AND WE BREATHE IN ALL THAT STUFF. ANYONE THAT IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AND HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL (OR NOT) IN APPLYING FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I ALSO HAD A FELLOW CREW CHIEF AND ROOMMATE THERE AT THE SAME TIME RUSSEL "RUSTY" LAGALBO (SPELLING MIGHT BE OFF) AND RONALD PINCHONN (AGAIN SPELLING MIGHT BE OFF) I WOULD LIKE TO FIND THEM 'IF POSSIBLE" AND SEE WHAT THEIR HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE.




Name:                 Karen Zimmerman

Web_Site:             Viet-REMF

Email:                mszimmerman@charter.net

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Date:                 05 Jan 2013

Time:                 18:03:13

 

Comments:

 

Thanks to all of you that served!  Am looking for anyone that remembers my husband Vance Zimmerman. Served TDY in Utapao from May - Aug 1971.  From PACAF Unit 6200 out of Clark Air Force Base.  Munitions Maintenance Specialist. Pending VA Claim.  Can anyone remember? Buddy was Vincent Minichiello.




Name:                 John McGoogan

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                john.mcgoogan@yahoo.com

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Date:                 01 Jan 2013

Time:                 17:32:30

 

Comments:

 

INS/FLR tech(FLR ONLY) 1970-1971 at Udorn Thani. Lived in barracks behind Sqdn. Bar and Ord Rm. Have had Cancer Rem. from rt. lung and some  heart problems. COPD is the worst. I retired 1 Apr. 1988 after 25 yrs. Good site, THANKS.




Name:                 Manny

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                Mannyh48@yahoo.com

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Date:                 29 Dec 2012

Time:                 16:32:31

 

Comments:

 

I was stationed at NKP in 1968 to 1969 and worked on the flightline fueling all aircraft. I had prostate cancer about 4 years ago. The VA denied my claim for Agent Orange the first time I put in for it. Since then I am submitting a claim for exposure to pesticide. Has anyone won their claim who worked on the flightline and had prostate cancer. I didn't work on the perimeter but I believe the flightline was close to the perimeter. If you have please feel free to write to my email.




Name:                 Mike Casey

Web_Site:             michaelscasey.com

Email:                AF14954447@yahoo.com

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Date:                 29 Dec 2012

Time:                 01:55:53

 

Comments:

 

Pleiku AB '68-'69/Medic  633d USAF Dispensary-small unit with an airport, surrounded and protected by 4th Division,6th Special Forces; flew with 71st Evac Hospital Dust-off crews-rode in convoys from Pleike to Kontum to Dak To; got high at the Cambodian border/did 3 months hard labor at LBJ-Long Binh Jail-for smoking pot, whereas smoking a little pot before going out on a Dust-off to some alien LZ, may have saved my life, time after time-it helped me focus, and objectively triage the guys we flew in to evac, compared to the chaos involved in going in freaked out and useless.Glad to be among the survivors. Any of my old pals, holla! Jim Caso, Mike VanDenBerg(VanMangoSpuds) Bill Falkowitz,Al Rogers, Del Pozo, Bilbrey, Woody,...all you guys..Welcome Home! Remember Bryn?Our friend died in a car crash in Hawaii in '89.

My youngest son has his name. Stay healthy my friends!




Name:                 George Drake

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                geodrake66@gmail.com

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Date:                 16 Dec 2012

Time:                 15:32:51

 

Comments:

 

USAF 1970 - 1973 SAC KC-135s & B-52s AMS Keesler, Lockbourn, Ramey, Grisson, Korat, Takhli, U-Tapoa




Name:                 Jim Arbuthnot

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                sallyarbuthnot@yahoo.com

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Date:                 13 Dec 2012

Time:                 15:57:40

 

Comments:

 

At Don Muang in 66&67. Was a crew chief, flight mechanic on a C47 flying out of there.




Name:                 Ken  Sessions

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                rksessions@gmail.com

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Date:                 11 Dec 2012

Time:                 17:29:16

 

Comments:

 

I was stationed at Udorn RTAFB from 1970-1971 and then at  Ubon RTAFB from 1971-1972.  I am trying to locate any pictures of the Udorn trim pad and engine test cell.  Anyone trying to file a claim for AO exposure needs to document with pictures showing proximity to sprayed areas.




Name:                 Al Bork

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                ajbork1947@verizon.net

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Date:                 08 Dec 2012

Time:                 05:51:51

 

Comments:

 

Anyone have any photos of the Aussie area in Ubon around Jul 1969? I'm filing a claim for herbicide exposure. Was in Korat and Ubon 69 thru 72. Any info would be most helpful. Would love to hear from any old friends.




Name:                 AIC JOHN ADAMS

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                COOPOO1467@yahoo.com

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Date:                 03 Dec 2012

Time:                 17:24:01

 

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Name:                 jerry lakey

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jlakey1048@gmail.com

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Date:                 18 Nov 2012

Time:                 00:25:42

 

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I was in Cam Ranh bay 1971/72.I was an AGE tech.I have contacted a few guys I served with but like tyo find more.I have quite a few old photos and would love to see more.I am a photpographer.




Name:                 Ray Mandery

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                yotnot2@cox.net

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Date:                 15 Nov 2012

Time:                 18:25:56

 

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Looking for aerial pictures of Det 1 56 SOW Udorn Thailand to help in filing a VA claim.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Take care and God Bless.  I was there from 1969

-1970



Name:                 Al Bork

Web_Site:             http://

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Date:                 31 Oct 2012

Time:                 07:49:44

 

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Wondering if anyone has photos of the Aussie area from July 1969? Spent 4 years in Thailand and am filing a claim for herbicide exposure. Was TDY from Korat and was housed at the old Aussie area on the base Parimeter. Any info is much Appreciated.

 

Al



Name:                 calvin oberhoff

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                cnohauling@consolidated.net

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Date:                 28 Oct 2012

Time:                 10:56:53

 

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AtN.K.P. 1969/70  Aircraft Sheetmetal, workded flightline.

2010 came down with prostrate cancer,had prostrate issues when stationed @nkp recored on medical records

 



Name:                 Bobby Lee Brown

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                Bbrownwwy@aol.com

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Date:                 23 Sep 2012

Time:                 18:48:58

 

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Gentlemen

This is an excellent site for guys, trying to make old reunions, and guys, trying to overcome the obstacles put before them by the VA & DOD.  I served at U-Tapao RTAB Thailand from June 1973 to Feb 1973, as an enlisted administrative specialist assigned to the AFOSI, (Office of Special Investigations).  My barracks assignment was with the 635th Security Police Squadron, the guys whose duties was perimeter patrol.  I have type II dietbetes, and recently had surgery to remove all of the toes except two on my right feet due to poor circulation issues associated with diabetes, not to mention peripreial neurophy, and erecetile dysfunction.  I filed a claim after advise from the DAV on site, and speaking with other disable vietnam veterans residing there, however, after finding this site, (by accident) I am seeing real difficulties in this claim.  Documenting the use of herbicides @ U-tapao, my job title, and how they ty in appears real difficult. Any Suggestions, please contact m!

 e at Bbrownwwy@aol.com 

 

 

Name:                 Tony Tambini

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                tglb8@aol.com

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Date:                 20 Sep 2012

Time:                 21:06:07

 

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Great web page, glad I found it.

 

Tony

 

 

Name:                 Donald Wilson

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                donald.wilson@yahoo.com

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Date:                 05 Sep 2012

Time:                 02:53:32

 

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..Served in USAF 1974th Comm Group at Udorn, Thailand 1973-74 and Chaing Mai in 1974.  Interested in photos/stories from anyone serving during this time.  Contact at email address.

 


 

Name:                 Fred Vetter

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                fredvetter1947@yahoo.com

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Date:                 04 Sep 2012

Time:                 22:08:57

 

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I was in the 562nd lem from 4/67to4/68.I was a wrecker operator. When not on call I worked in the body shop.I made some good friends. IF any of you remember, please shot me an e-mail.

 


 

Name:                 Jerry Downen

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Date:                 03 Sep 2012

Time:                 13:11:47

 

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REMF? Hell I don't know. We were Bravo Battery 1st LAAM Bn. 1st MAW. Our place in the war was Monkey Mountain, a little North and a few klicks East of Da Nang Republic of South Viet Nam. My place in the war was 31 August 1965 to 22 August 1966.

 

We were a Marine Corps HAWK Missile unit set up on top of Hill 647, part of a peninsula known to the Vietnamese as Ban Dao Son Tra and to every other swinging dick 'in country' as Monkey Mountain. We were a few klicks east of what was the U.S. Air Force long range radar site when I was there. Later it became the AFRS radio & TV site. WTF? TV? Jesus, what a war.

 

There were slightly more than 100 in the Battery at any one given time. We had a couple of Seabees constantly working on our "road", a couple of dog handlers that provided security for "the hill" where our equipment was set up and of course our own Navy Corpsman. We had a stick built chow hall and a stick built shower room with a "water tower" full of ice cold water.

 

Our hooch's were what they now call SEA Huts (Southeast Asia Huts). We were billeted 10 to the hooch (maybe 12. I don't remember exactly). The hooch´┐Żs started life as GP (general purpose) tents and were later stretched over 2x4 frames with plywood floors built about 18 inches or so off the ground. They leaked every place the canvas touched the rafters so our mess sergeant (the battery scrounge) got us some corrugated tin in late November or early December '65 and we cut the tops off the tents and roofed those bad boys. Later some 1x4 or 1x6 material showed up and we sided our "homes" with windows that swung up for ventilation and screen wire under them to keep out the pests.

 

There were several sand bagged bunkers around our compound and we pulled our own security. You could count on guard duty every third night for everyone L/Cpl and below. No, we were never hit while I was there but we were required to carry our rifles with us everywhere we went and our steel pot and flack jacket were a permanent part of our dress code.

 

REMF? I guess it depends on who you talk to. What ever you want to call us, we were Marines and it was Viet Nam ma friend.

 


 

Name:                 Philip Fenton

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Date:                 27 Aug 2012

Time:                 22:36:06

 

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Ubon 408th MMS - Worked MMS dump -tug driver "Cobra Eight" & flight line weapons shack. Attempting to find Buddies who recall lack of vegetation on base. - Being required to report daily to MMS headquarters to check for daily duties which was located directly next to the base perimeter and any statement to help establish a herbicide claim with the VA. Please email to above address. Also any pictures Dec 69 - Jan 70 would be especially helpful. All of mine destroyed in fire. I was a 46150. BB stacker. Would appreciate any help that could be given. 

 


  

Name:                 James (Jimmymack) McDonald

Web_Site:             http://http://www.youtube.com/user/baggywinkles/videos?sort=p&view=0

Email:                marcijim@hotmail.com

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Date:                 14 Aug 2012

Time:                 15:07:00

 

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U-Tapao, July 1969-July 70

635th Supply Squadron

 

I know, for the guys on here that have come to find old buddies and rehash old memories of fun and work and adventure, that listening to us guys with negative health issues, trying to find some help, can be a downer. For that, I apologize. There are few places for us to search for the data we need to prove our cases against the VA and DOD. But, thank you all for being understanding and accepting us just as we are. I love you guys.

Jimmymack

 


 

Name:                 Brad Lancaster

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Email:                blancas112@aol.com

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Date:                 12 Aug 2012

Time:                 01:19:11

 

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Hi

great sight,i was tdy at Korat for 6 months in 73, also Utapoa in 74 for 10 months as a bomb loader. 11 years ago i was diagnosed with parkinsons desease. anyone out there remember where the arm/dearm shack was in conjunction with perimeter at Korat? or any pics    thanks, take care folks

 

 

Name:                 Maureen Hogan

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                mhogan@mocompany.com

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Date:                 07 Aug 2012

Time:                 16:19:22

 

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I am looking for anyone who may have known my brother, John Hogan,who served in the U.S. Army HHD 75th SPT BN, 1st Bde., 5th Infantry (Mech.) 101st ABN Div. in Quang Tri, Vietnam

1969 - 1970. He passed away in 2003 from AO related cancer.

Thanks, Maureen

 


 

Name:                 Lee Waid

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                claie@yahoo.com

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Date:                 23 Jul 2012

Time:                 19:45:19

 

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My wife and I were at the reunion today. I was station in Udorn Thailand from July 15th to Oct 30th 1972 . I was over there because I took the place of another man whose wife was 8 months pregnat. I'd like to stay in touch!

 

 

Name:                 CHARLIE RUTAN E7 RET

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                charlesrutan@aol.com

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Date:                 21 Jul 2012

Time:                 21:52:02

 

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1970-1971 July UDORN RTAFB AVIONICS INS/FLR MAINTENCE SHOP.Worked for MSgt Bogaloski. Stan Kettlesen was the Litton rep. Tom Wilking (still my best friend),Phil Bensing,Jay Speery some of the people I worked and ran with. 1971-1980 Jan Ret George AFB. 1972 July to Oct TDY Back To Takhli RTAFB reopened base with 49th TAC. Worked  Avionics INS shop. 1973-1975 FTD INS instructor. 1975 to 1979 Commandant NCO leadership school. Ret Jan 1980 George AFB.  No Health problems. The people in the Military are the best. The best working experience there is.

   


 

Name:                 Denny Murra, MSGT, USAF, Retired

Web_Site:             http://www.oldgloryfarm.com

Email:                msgtret@wctatel.net

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Date:                 14 Jul 2012

Time:                 22:38:33

 

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USAF Jet Engine Mech at Korat Jan 73-Jul73, Udorn Jan 74-Jan 75. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or there time at either base.

 


 

Name: Jim Dinger

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                shoepic@bellsouth.net

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Date:                 14 Jul 2012

Time:                 00:26:21

 

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I posted exactly one year ago today.  This is an excellent forum and I visit it often.  I spent a year in SEA from 6-'70 to 6-'71, primarily at Ubon RTAFB (8th AMS Igloo White Sensors) with TDY assignments to NKP (TFA) and elsewhere.  Had some good buddies - Murph, Dusty, Ski, Elephante, King, Cook.  Hope they're doing well.  Have some maladies that may be attributable to herbicide exposure-(hypertension, BPH, glaucoma, hypercholosterolemia), but don't see them on the list.  Guess I'm out of luck as far as a claim.

 

Welcome home brothers!!    

 


 

Name:                 myles a johnson

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                tenbarn@prairieinet.net

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Date:                 13 Jul 2012

Time:                 15:59:55

 

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i was stationed at utapoa jan 71 thru jan72 b52 crew cheif

56-613 then flt nco team 18 mike row next to perimeter. i suffer from hodgkins diabetics and ishamtic heart va denied my claims. i have number of pictures of base and flt line so if i can help just e mail. thanks for all your service and god bless. we will prevail!!

 


Name:                 John Fitzhugh Sgt E4

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Date:                 12 Jul 2012

Time:                 04:20:45

 

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I just found this site and would very much like to connect with my buddies. It was the most important time in my life

 


 

Name:                 Paul McCarthy

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                paulmax3@comcast.net

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Date:                 08 Jul 2012

Time:                 13:38:33

 

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I served from 1965-1966 128th Sig Co(D) Cam Ranh Bay directly from Tobyhanna, PA. I re-upped 1966 and served from 1966-1970 @ AVEL Noth/614th Maint Co (LEM), both in Nha Trang and Qui Nhon. During that time I re-upped again. 3/1970 I was sent to Germany, it was too cold for me so Ivolunterred for RVN. I was sent to Long Binh, HQ & HQ Co 165th AVN Gp(CBT). On a Maint run to Vung Tau to the 317th Maint Co (LEM) I met up with my old 1st SGT, Plt SGT, BAT Commander, & 3-4 guys from my old  unit in Nha Trang. I was transferred in 5-1971.

I finallt left the mil 11Jan71. I now suffer from Agent Orange effects in the form of Coronary Heart Disease. So, anyone who served make sure you check out all info on Agent Orange.

 


Name:                 Gary Collins

Web_Site:             http://Viet-REMF

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Date:                 07 Jul 2012

Time:                 20:35:23

 

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REMF's are about as different as all the places I was at in VietNam.

  I was there as a supply handler [title clerk but really suply handler].

   I stsrted out at Long Binh and went on FSA[Forward Support Area]up to I Corp.[staging area was Chu-Lai].

Chu-Lai was on the BEACH.When we took the convoy out up to Tam Ky it was a paved highway ,but past Tam Ky on the way up to LZ Baldy it was a dirt road and people were living in grass huts.

   LZ Baldy was pretty isoleted soldier were living in TENTS.

I left there and was stationed at Phouc Vinh a brigade basecamp for the 101st.It was allso diferent had a two street town and every buildig in it was a whore house.

    Second tour was done down at Vung Tau.

    All so the war changed from year to year.

I was there during TET 1968,there was fighting in the streets of Saigon,I used to guard that Ammo Dump at Long Binh before I went on FSA,it got blown up during tet.

   In Saigon there wasn,t a single combat soldier in the city when they hit the Embassy, .A thousand REMf MP,s and the Marine Embasy guards [allso REMF's saved  the day.

 

Name:                 ChrisMcDaniels

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                chrismcdaniels@comcast.net

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Date:                 21 Jun 2012

Time:                 12:13:03

 

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Anyone with an outstanding claim for A/O or herbicide claims while stationed in Thailand surf the internet and type VA citation Nr:1114191. The decision on this case could be used in all your claims. The guy won on the same issues some of us lost on. More fodder for your outstanging cases. Gives you hope or else makes you want to move to St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

 

Name:                 Chris McDaniels

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                chrismcdaniels@comcast.net

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Date:                 19 Jun 2012

Time:                 14:49:24

 

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To those who have submitted claims to the VA for agent orange while stationed in Thailand and the VA shoots you down. I went through the same process since 2001 and almost gave up. I gave it one last chance and changed my claim to exposure to herbicide with no mention of A/O. Claim went through the system in 9 months got a 60% rating w/housebound . Have no idea what that does for the pay,should know in 2 weeks.My big worry was dying before I got the rating from the VA. At least my wife will be entitled to indemity compensation upon my passing.ADVISE TO EVERYBODY: don`t give up.

 

******************************************************************

 

Comment and question by the Viet REMF Web Master:

 

Thank you for that input Chris.  I am glad you have finally been successful.  I personally filed an AO claim in September of 2010 through the DAV.  Still have not heard a peep from the VA.  I filed a claim citing AO exposure, because a VA rep told me before I filed they did NOT award claims for herbicide exposure.  That was then, and it seems the VA right hand didn't know what the VA left hand was doing.  I fully expect my AO claim to be denied since I served "only" in Thailand.  When and if that happens I anticipate refiling, as you did claiming herbicide exposure, as I had originally intended. 

 

QUESTION!  When your refiled claim was granted for "herbicide exposure" was it retroactive to the date of your original claim for AO exposure? 

 


Name:                 David Koren

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Date:                 16 Jun 2012

Time:                 13:02:01

 

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I was station in Nam Phong Thailand in July and August of 1973, when I arrived at the base I noticed the complete lack of vegetation on/and around the base. I have since been diagnosed with the following diseases Ischemic  heart disease, Myocardial infarction, hypertension, sub aortic stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, I also have 2 heart stents, type II diabetes, Peripheral  neuropathy, Lymphedema(in my left leg below the knee), have had to have my gall bladder removed, have had kidney stones remove twice and may have to have it done again as I have at least three of them, and a constant ringing in my ears.  All of these are listed as presumptive diseases for the exposure of Agent Orange. Also all of my teeth are rotting and broken of I don't know if the related or not. Nam Phong is not listed as one of the Royal Thai Air Force bases that are considered for exposure to Agent Orange, this could be because the base at Nam Phong was not a Royal Thai Air Force base until the Marines left there. All of the information I can find about the base is that it was a dense jungle until the US Air Force sprayed Agent Orange to clear the land, and then the Army Corps of Engineers went in and constructed the runway.  After they had finished then a detachment of Marines and Sea Bees arrived and started laying the matting for the aprons.  When this was completed then the Marine air squadrons began arriving for duty. If anyone has any information or know where I can get it that would be a great help to me.  I have applied for service connected disability, but the VA in thier infinate wisdom have denied it saying that I have no proof of exposure.

 


Name:                 Regis Kurtz

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Date:                 08 Jun 2012

Time:                 15:27:29

 

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I am looking for anyone from the 1878 Comm Sd, Pleiku, Vietnam, 1967 to 1969. I was ground radio maint. I will need all the help I can get for filing a VA Claim.

 

Name:                 James E Stanton

Web_Site:             http://mhburtonbooks.com

Email:                jestan45@yahoo.com

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Date:                 07 Jun 2012

Time:                 15:06:39

 

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REMF? Of course.  What else would you call a Lao Translator/Interpreter...which is what I was from 1969 to 1971 at the 7th RRFS in Thailand and on TDY in Laos.  Have written a bunch of stuff about it.  Some has been published as "Tales of Ramasun" on Amazon and Barnes/Noble.  Free samples of several of the "Tales" available there or at my website.  Check it out.  

 


 

Name:                 Gerald M, Moynihan

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Email:                gmoyn01@gmai.com

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Date:                 22 May 2012

Time:                 20:11:21

 

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Served at Camp Samae San 1970. Contacted Parkinson's 3.5 years ago and believe herbicide exposure at Samae San was the cause.

VA claim filed 1 year ago

 

 

Name:                 John Morris

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                cadaver_k9@yahoo.com

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Date:                 22 May 2012

Time:                 07:35:17

 

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Great site.  I was with 355th FMS/AGE Dispatch/Delivery/Minor Maintenance Mid Shift.. 65-66.. Looking for anyone who remembers the times that they sprayed "Herbacide" around the latrine, POL pump station and buildings along the area down to the Base Supply Hanger and Fire Department as well as the "Board Walk from building 1 to the FL.

 

Again, Great site....

 


Name:                 Jerry T. Devany

Web_Site:             http://Viet-REMF

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Date:                 16 May 2012

Time:                 16:55:07

 

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Stationed at U-tapoa 601 photo squadron from June 1970-June 1971. Any one remember the sit down movie drive-in on the beach. Love it when the B-52s went airborne every three minutes. E-mail me if you remember me. Thanks to ALL that served. God bless you.

 


Name:                 Donald Mein

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                dmein@nycap.rr.com

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Date:                 17 May 2012

Time:                 10:54:41

 

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I served in the 635th MMS fron June 1967 to June 1968 at U-Tapao

 


Name:                 Bruce Kent

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Email:                brucekent@msn.com

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Date:                 15 May 2012

Time:                 14:07:05

 

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To the Thailand Vets

Don't give up on your Agent Orange claim. Do what you need to do to get that claim in. Dig up your old records and find those photos that are buried somewhere in you attic or basement. For forty years the Air Force and Government has lied to us about Agent Orange in Thailand. I was told by a Viet Vet back in '76 that I was exposed to AO. I told him that I was in Thailand, and he said that I had been exposed. I have been living with Chloracne for the past 40 plus years. My face is scared and I still have breakout even though I am in my sixties. I have gone to Doctors who could not figure my skin problems out. I was told all kinds of things.

To the people who did not make it to Nam, and did not have boots on the ground as most in county Vets call it. Who was the people who made those planes fly? Who flew those planes. Most of the airstrikes that save those Vets in Nam came from bases in Thailand or aircraft carriers off the coast of Nam. So don't give up hope. Get a unedited copy of your records from the St. Louis VA archives.

Good luck and God Bless

Bruce Kent

 


 

Name:                 Bob Reynierse

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Date:                 06 May 2012

Time:                 18:24:00

 

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I was a carreer USAF . I was a Crypto Maintenance Tech with an "R" clearance. I was inthe GEEIA sqadron at Tachikawa Japan from 65 to 70. Did a lot of TDY around the far east and SEA. Later spent a tour in VN and Clark AB in the Philipines. I retired in 1978.

 



Name:                 Butterfly

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Date:                 02 May 2012

Time:                 11:10:32

 

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I am writing this under a fictious name because I haven't filed for VA disability yet but I'm going to very soon after I compile all the evidence I think I need. I don't want the Government to associate me with this posting. I was stationed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand in 1970 and 1971. I was was an INS Repairman in the 432nd AMS. I have IHD (a quad by-pass in 09). I also have Prostrate Cancer and Bladder Cancer. I don't have Diabetes yet and I sure as hell hope I don't get that too. I am becoming absolutely convinced my Diseases' are at least, in part, connected to Thailand. All these guys who were in Thailand have the same conditions! Not a coincidence! Anyway, I want to share something with all of you. My Wife thinks it was the water ( contaiminated) we drank ( the booze ,the beer)  on the Base and in town. She also thinks they may have sprayed the 420 fields with Herbicides, HA , who the hell knows?? I think the whole thing is a HUGE Government cover-up. If it was the water they'd have to pay us all Disability and they can't afford to do that!! By the way, I loved the Air Force, it was the best job I ever had! I'd go back to Thailand if I wasn't married! More later with my real name. Thanks so much for this site.  

   


Name:                 James V. Roy

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                jim_lynn@bellsouth.net

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Date:                 21 Apr 2012

Time:                 16:42:36

 

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I served at Utapao naval air base 1970-1971 in (SAC) with the 307th fms as a mechanic on the b-52's and Kc135 tankers.


 

Name:                 David (Dave) Finley

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                finleydavid@bellsouthnet

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Date:                 16 Apr 2012

Time:                 23:03:19

 

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I was at U-Tapao 635 Trans. Veh. Maint section Sept67-Sept68. I drove the wrecker at night 6 mos, I was all over the base, I think the SPS Vehicles broke down more than any other vehicle, from the bomb dump to the pol fuel storage area they could find a bad place to break down.  Great site. Enjoyed it.



 

Name:                 sgt. frank (stash) daniels

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Date:                 10 Apr 2012

Time:                 19:08:06

 

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nkp 1971-1972, shift sgt. for 56sps, entry security task force alpha, love your site, nice to find this kind of info.

 


 

Name:                 Richard Carlson

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                rwc45@yahoo.com

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Date:                 08 Apr 2012

Time:                 23:17:47

 

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Udorn base reunion, July 2012 Wright Paterson AFB, contact,.Jerry Long long_jerry@sbcglobal.net 817-594-4623 I was in the 432nd photo processing lab june 66 to june 67.Anyone out there ?

 


 

Name:                 Tommy Barrett

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Email:                shorenamvet@yahoo.com

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Date:                 04 Apr 2012

Time:                 18:52:58

 

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"Armed Abundance" Book and More

 (Are REMF'S "Real Vietnam Veterans") 

 

 While I have read the "Book Review" article in VVA Magazine.

In many ways it hit Home to me. I understand that the "Review" was PRO REMF'S. Even it did NOT mention Navy Gulf Veterans.

 While I had some of the "Return Home to the States" problems. I must say that in the Long Run of things. I was treated worse by "In Country" - "Boots on the Ground" VVA members than by other Veterans Org's and Civilians over all. Yes. there were the hippydippy nuts that had all the bad things to say. BUT, on the very day of arrival back. Six us (Flight Deck Crew 5 fuels) from the USS Ranger went out to eat at the "Franciscan Rest.", on Fishermans Warf in San Francisco. Long story short. Our meal and drinks were PAID for by Steve Allen and Audry Meadows. Saw us, and Just because they wanted to, "Thank Us for Serving".

 Yet. A few days later about 7 Hippydippies started a problem with 2 of us just out on Liberty at a "Doggie Diner"(Hog Dog fast food place). Then about a Dozen. Hells Angles (out side) heard them, came in and ran them off. So there are two case's that PROVED, it did not matter, Front Line or Rear. It DID NOT matter at all.

 I later went to "Class A" School in Memphis, Tenn. Since My Local VFW in Asbury Park(NJ) had requested that I join, While I was on Active Duty in Vietnam. (they gave me Free membership (the VFW Post Paid dues) till I was discharged). I went to a Local Memphis VFW post near the Base. When I went to the door. They stopped me and told me I had to be a Member. Once I showed them my membership card. I could not BUY a drink. Everyone wanted to buy me one.

 Those kinds of stories Confirmed, what I had thought of people and Veteran's type org's. I grew up marching with Drum and Bugle Corps sponsored by VFW's. I bet spent more time with WWII & Korean Vets than most you reading this. (Practiced twice a week at the post. Did Hundred's and hundreds of Parades, Memorials, Event's. and many, many, State and National Conventions Etc. VFW, & Am. Leg. etc) I Never Saw or Heard what MANY, many "Boots on the Ground" - "In Country" Vietnam Vet's, say and do to their OWN, Brothers. Someone who Took Part in "Combat Opperations" while on the Flight Deck, During "Combat Operations". Fueling planes and making Napalm. I even had a Bomb Timing wire puncture an Artery in my head while topping off a plane. Blead like a stuffed pig. But, back to work in a few hours. Then to have a VVA Chapter (in up-state NY). Tell me. "I could Not take a Speaking part, or any Ceremony part, at a VVA Mmorial event they were doing. Because I was NOT a "Boots on the Ground - In Country" Vet. Oh, I could show people where to sit, or serve food, or keep things cleaned up. Needless to say I did not attend or ever go back.

 Then, I used to get Many "Welcome Home" hugs and hand shakes. But once I told them I was in the Navy. On a Carrier. They got away as Quick as Possible.

 So I tried an experiment. I took a vest I have that had a BIG Vietnam Veteran (with Vietnam map on back) and small Vietnam Veteran on front and added 6 NAVY Patch's on the back: - USS Ranger - Gulf of Tokin - A7 plane - ComNavCarDiv - Rank(E-5) - NavAir, all on the Back. And a Navy patch, and DAV pathch on the front. Here are the results. It cut the "Welcome Home" stuff from Vietnam Vets people by 90%. BUT, it raised the Civilian "Thank You For Serving" up 50% or more.

 Now this article. Does not even mention those that served in the Navy out in the Gulf. Taking part as I said in "Combat Battle Operations". So UN-Worthy were we? I know the "Boots on the Ground - In Country" guy's liked the "Air Strikes" with the Bombs and Napalm,(I and many other people out in the Gulf) provided. How Proud I was to have been able to "DIRECTLY" take part in "Combat Battle Operations" for those "Boots on the Ground - In Country". How much I hoped it saved lives and injuries. Only to find out NOW. I am an "Extra" in a cast of thousands, as they say in Hollywood.

 So although not part of this book review. It ties into the "Never let what happened to Vietnam Vets when WE came Home, happen again" BUT Many, many, VVA members do what I think is Worse. They do it to the "Others" that SERVED in the "Combat Zone"(as it was called then). I never heard WWII / Korean Vets belittle those that served in their Wars.

 Should I send back my: "Vietnam Service - Vietnam Camp. - Vietnam Gal. Cross", Etc. medals, as "UN-Deserving"? Should I send bact my "Combat Pay"? Do I need to figure out how many letters I sent with no postage needed and repay that? Then also my Pay was TAX FREE. Do I need to worry the IRS will be coming after me?

 

 How am I supposed to feel? I think it is sad and hurts.

 

Tommy Barrett

 

Toms River, NJ



 

Name:                 Jim McDonald

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Date:                 31 Mar 2012

Time:                 17:27:45

 

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U-tapao, 1969-70, 635th Supply Sq. SPS Augmentee

 

If being in Vietnam is presumptive to Herbicide why is "being in" U-tapao/Udorn/Ubon etc. NOT??  Smaller area, U-tapao vs Vietnam but same principle at work...



 

Name:                 chrisMcDaniels

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Date:                 29 Mar 2012

Time:                 14:44:36

 

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 Took a C&P physical on 28Dec2011. The letter I got that instructed me to report for the exam. Gave me 3 days lead time to obtain all my civilian Doctors reports,hospital records, etc. etc. I jumped through the hoops and luckily was able to obtain about 150 pages of medical info. Took my exam and played the waiting game. I might mention that I have one of the nicest and understanding VFW reps represnting me. Her office is in the same Federal bldg as the VAs so she able to go face to face with the claims people. At about 45 days she did a status check on my claim, nothing had been done. At 90 days she did another check. This time my claim has been flagged because something is missing. The VFW rep immediately went right to the VA to see where the problem was. Seems the VA was waiting for the results of the C&P exam from last Dec. If nobody had did a follow up ,the claim would still be in the awaiting file for who knows how long. The VFW rep contacted the VA hospital in Battle Creek Mi and had them forward a copy of the C&P exam to the R/O in Detroit and also provide her a copy also. Quite and efficent system the VA is running.Supposedly the claim is now in the works and I should hear something in 30 days.

 I might mention that I reopened a claim for exposure to herbicdes while stationed at NKP from 1969-70.I stated in my claim that I was not a will educated person therefore I could not decide as to what chemical was used at what time.I did notice however that the perimeter of NKP did not look like our pasture at home and  was void of any vegetation .Therefore I felt that somehow there must be a connection between what was sprayed at NPK and my stage 4 Non-Hodgins lymphoma.We will see how well this goes over.




Name:                 Bruce Dyer YN3 USN

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Date:                 28 Mar 2012

Time:                 17:50:42

 

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69-70 stationed at MACV AG-CM - Saigon.

 

"WELCOME HOME TO ALL"

 


Name:                 SFC Wendell Holdman (retired)

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Date:                 26 Mar 2012

Time:                 14:09:29

 

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i'm in the process of helping a friend (Theodore W. Maiers AKA "teddy") Ted served with the 556th From 1968-1969, looking for help with his va claim, as many have posted his claim was denied because "lack of proff" that he had boots on the ground in Vietnam.  Ted tells me that he was sent to Vietnam to repair air fields.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


 

Name:                 Douglas Hakes

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Date:                 13 Mar 2012

Time:                 20:13:23

 

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I came across this site while surfing, trying to get some credability to my memories of my year at UTapao in Thailand. I was assigned to the 601st Photo Flight from 15 Apr 1968 to 15 Apr 1969 arriving there during the Water Festival. My duties were as a Photo Processing Tech and processed films from B52 bomb runs over Viet Nam. What I was trying to get validation on was the month, more or less, that I spent with the Air Police Augmentee where, I have no doubt, I was exposed to Agent Orange. One night I might be in a jeep along the parimiter and another standing guard duty on the flight line. I have yet to file the paperwork and these posts have been helpful. Depressing but helpful.




Name:                 frank reynolds

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Email:                franksbodyshop49@yahoo.com

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Date:                 04 Mar 2012

Time:                 10:01:45

 

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served at nkp 68 -69  ,,23tass- loaned to 56th fms as machinist,23rd arm dearm .  phan rang 71, fms machinist, upon closure back to nkp 56th fms and base transportation repair shop. like everyone else often wonder if illnesses connected to ao . at phan rang unclogged spray heads on 123s, got gummed up. at nkp 12 hour shifts on gun line . arm dearm  most definetly nothing growing out there. and of course phan rang looked like a desert .also spent time at eglin ,  test lab and los angeles af station,finished up at mcclellan 552awacs. oh almost forgot first station was mcconnel fms  machine shop .good luck to everyone.frank r.




Name:                 Gary Wachter
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
glwach@huntel.net
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Date:                 04 Feb 2012
Time:                 00:10:39

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I served at Udorn 3/69-3/70 432FMS aircraft fuel systems shop.  Had a couple of TDYs to NKP and a few real memerable days up at Changmia.  Seems like it was a whole nother world back then.  This is a great site keep it going.
 

Name:                 Ron Stowell

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Date:                 03 Feb 2012

Time:                 22:10:21

 

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Udorn Thailand, Det 1, 56 SOW, Jan 1970 to Jan 1971. T-28 Aircraft Mechanic. Agent Orange, DM2, skin rashes etc.Continental Airlines from Travis AFB to Bangkok. Cannot prove boots on ground in TSN but new VA info of Agent Orange at Thailand bases might work if presented correctly and we do our home work. Pics of A/O barrels, buddy letters and job description.Am willing to help and could also use some. God Bless you all and thanks for another day of FREEDOM!

 


 

Name:                 Robert Foster

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Date:                 25 Jan 2012

Time:                 18:17:52

 

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I was a 3041 supply, USMC in Vietnam in 1970/71 1st FSR Force Logistics Command 3rd MAB 3rd MAF. We took fire on many occasions, were on convoys to Fire and Support Bases and lost people. There is no shame in being a pogue or REMF. When I got in country I requested 03(grunt) and my CO said I was too well educated and competent to transfer. He said they were only sending shit birds into the infantry.

 


 
Name:                 Truman Ransom
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Date:                 22 Jan 2012
Time:                 23:28:53

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Just spent 2 hours reading the lastest updates of this site. Was at Utapao from 9/67 to 2/69, crew chief on B-52s. For me this was amaseing time. This is a Great site,brings back many memeriories. Thanks
 

Name:                 Harold J Rahe

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Date:                 19 Jan 2012

Time:                 06:41:50

 

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Forgot to mention in my previous post that I was stationed at CCk from Feb of'67 to May of '68. Like most of us I remember the good times and overlook any bad times.


 
Name:                 Harold J Rahe
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Date:                 18 Jan 2012
Time:                 22:46:00

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Found this site while checking out another site and so far seems to be a great site.I was stationed at CCK Air Base Taiwan (loved it ). Worked in the Hyd.shop.Made 3 tdy's to Nam and 4 to Udorn( loved it there too) in support of the ABCCC C-130;s stationed there at the time.

Name:                 Bob Mix
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Date:                 17 Jan 2012
Time:                 03:07:30

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I was an REMF: 3rd Surgical Hosp, U.S. Army, Binh Thuy, 70-71. The memories are a part of me and still in my dreams at night. I have written many poems about the Nam.
 

 
Name:                 Paul McCarthy
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Date:                 15 Jan 2012
Time:                 00:24:57

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I served in RVN from 9/1965-07/1966; Then from 09/1966-03/1970; and from 02/1971-01/1972. The units were 128th Sig Co(D) in Cam Ranh Bay. Then AVEL North/614th LEM Co in Nha Trang/Qui Nhon; and with the HHC 165th AVN BN, Long Binh; and finally with 317th LEM Co in Vung Tau. I am trying to find SSG Sam White from 317th LEM Co and another friend "RED" Landreth we were in Nha Trang and Qui Nhon together. Thanks in advance for any help.

Name:                 john kennedy
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Date:                 12 Jan 2012
Time:                 21:14:46

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your site is great.  wish i had found it sooner.


 Name:                 James ( jimmy ) Colwell

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Date:                 11 Jan 2012

Time:                 18:35:51

 

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Served in Thailand 1970 as Jet engine Mechanic with USAF 432nd FMS . PUlled to  security augmentee for 45 days or so with 432nd Security police. That would be where my herbicide exposure would have occured.

I am looking for any buddy letters that could support that it was a common practice for USAF folks to be pulled to help security as security augmetee . I have direct exposure  claim for IHD and been denied. No evidence that i worked in security . If you can help please email me directly and welcome home.

James Colwell


Name:                 LENNIE ARMAGOST
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Date:                 11 Jan 2012
Time:                 04:04:46

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i SERVED AT RAMUSON STN IN 70-71 WENT TDY TO DANANG VIET NAM    VA DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF THIS. ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL
 

 
Name:                 Charles E. Watson
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Date:                 06 Jan 2012
Time:                 09:01:06

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I served in the 504th & 589th sig companies located at Camp Petty in Phu Tai Vallley from 1970-1971. Would like for anyone who with me, please contact me at my e mail address.
Welcome Home !!!

 Name:                 James Jackson Jr.
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Date:                 31 Dec 2011
Time:                 17:16:04

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Thanks so much for this great site. Am trying to connect with old Air Force buddies who served in the 631st Combat Support Group (Fire Protection) in Don Muang, Thailand during 1965-66 or at Udorn from 1971-1972. Also am trying to claim VA benefits for illnesses (prostate cancer and diabetes); VA is claiming that I have no evidence of "boots on the ground," but I was in Vietnam and there during plane stopovers, and exposed to AO in Thailand. If anyone knows me or has suggestions on how best to prove my disability claims, please help. Please contact me at e-mail address above. I'm from Conway, SC and my last station bases were Vogelweh, Germany and Columbus AFB, Miss.

 

Name:                 SFC(Ret) Cameron

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Date:                 16 Dec 2011

Time:                 15:26:13

 

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I was a dependant from 71-89, Army Enlisted 89-11, a REMF during the first Gulf War (Ft Meade, straight Mids) and then deployed twice to AFG (direct support to 3rd Group, SOF).

In June 2011, at my retirement, I told all of the young Soldiers that I owe a lot to VietVets.  Some of you guys helped my folks raise me as a Brat, some of you guys dedicated your time and equipment to support me in Boy Scouts, two taught JROTC, and a few others instructed at Goodfellow.  You guys were my Civilian supervisors, Bn/Bde CDRs and SGMs for most of my career.  Some of you were watching my back (from D.C.) when I was out there. You guys made sure even Support Soldiers were acknowledged for their combat actions, and welcomed us as young Vets too.  Thank you all.  Cameron

 

 
Name:                 Richard E. Wilson
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Date:                 16 Dec 2011
Time:                 00:18:55

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I was tdy to Udorn AB, Thailand and Phan Rang AB, Vietnam from Clark AFB, PI in support of F102's and B57's. This was in 1966 and 1967. In 1968 I was assigned to Pleiku AB, Vietnam. Later in 1972 I was assigned to Korat, Thailand. While assigned to these locations I volunteered in may off duty hours as a MARS radio operator and technician. I would like to hear from anyone who might remember our operation. I have also applied to VA for ischemic heart disease and I am interested in talking with anyone who served as a perimeter augmentee at Pleiku as that was one of my extra duties. Additionaly does anyone remember being assigned to go out and survey an assigned area for dud 122's after an attack?

I wish to thank every one of you who served in the military during the Vietnam Era. You were my neighbors and friends. 

 
Name:                 Sherold C. Watkins
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Date:                 05 Dec 2011
Time:                 15:41:10

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I was at NKP from Oct 67 Oct 68 56 Security Police Sq and then I was at Muckdahan 68 69  Don Muang 69-72

 
Name:                 William (Bill) Vezina
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Date:                 30 Nov 2011
Time:                 02:19:42

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I was stationed in Ubon RTAB (2/68-5/68?)& Udorn RTAB (5/68?-2/69). My records don't show who I was assigned to I think it was with 555 in Ubon, and of course, there are no records of Travel, TdY's , or anything that would establish my even being stationed in Thailand; except, one medical record. At least I can prove I was there, but apparently being there isn't enough to establish an AO service connected disability.  I have prostate cancer and, like most others in this situation, was denied. I don't know, for sure, that my illnesses was caused by AO, but the VA, thus far is treating me(w/copay)for the illness (I think they are doing a good job). With that said, I still believe the entire event was unjust, and I believe the VA owes the serviceman the benefit of doubt. Everybody knows that if you went to Thailand you stoped in Vietnam. It's a no brainer. good luck.
 

Name:                 Jim Reich
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Date:                 29 Nov 2011
Time:                 19:07:52

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 Just visited your site, didn't know that I was a Viet-REMF! LOL

Name:                 Larry H. Lamb
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Date:                 27 Nov 2011
Time:                 21:40:25

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Great site. Was glad to read about fellow service members with similar duty and experiences.  Was assigned to the 307th HSS squadron at U-Tapao June 70 to June 71 at Young Tiger Operations (KC-135 ops).  Also had additional duty as a security Police Augmentee (auggie-doggie).  Served in a guard tower near the perimeter watching B-52s & KC-135s come and go.  Got some good photos.  (Also have a picture of "Pete" the python in his cage.  Anyone rember him?)  DD-214 makes no mention of Augmentee service, could use any available help documenting that.  Have had prostate cancer and numerous skin cancers over the years. Thanks, and Welcome Home.

Name:                 Robert O. Martinez ("Marty")
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Date:                 22 Nov 2011
Time:                 12:10:14

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I was at NKP from April 67-68 assigned to the 56th Transporation Sq as NCOIC of Admin. I went by the nickname of "Marty".  Looking for anyone who served during this time. I have Parkinson's disease which I believe was exposure to AO.  Also, anyone have copies of their flight schedule from Travis to Thailand with stopover in Vietnam?  The VA and DAV are giving me grief for sure.  Thanks and God bless all.
 

 
Name:                 Luis Martinez
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Date:                 18 Nov 2011
Time:                 09:29:01

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Thanks for taking your time to mention those who were not stepping on boobis traps but help us to to survive in the bunnies

Luis M  11-B  Company A 1st of the 506th  101st AIRBORNE-AIRMOBILE

 
Name:                 Thomas (Tom) Standridge
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Date:                 13 Nov 2011
Time:                 15:45:58

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Station at Shaw AFB SC. Assigned to Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam March 1965. POL part of Surport team for RC 101's and RB 66's Recon Air Craft.
Would like to hear from some of the guy's I survied with.
I'm 70% SCD from Agent Orange. Diabetes, Nervous System, Heart, Kidneys. Now I have large tumor on my liver. VA don't want to cover,

Like to hear from old friends.

 
Name:                 Sherry Farthing
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sfarthing@prodigy.net
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Date:                 11 Nov 2011
Time:                 21:51:49

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My father, Harvey 'Lee' Farthing Jr was stationed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand from 1968-69, I believe. He was in supply.  He died last year suddenly from lung cancer.

Trying to find contacts or anyone that may have known him so we can put some pieces of his Thailand tour together.

 
Name:                 Lowell Darnell
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Date:                 02 Nov 2011
Time:                 15:28:34

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I Lowell Darnell was stationed at Udorn Thailand from Sept 1967-1968 in 432 Supply Sq. Anyone with agent orange photos,
and info on flights from US to Thailand ( stop over in Vietnam ). I was sent to Vietnam to pick up spares parts
but no orders were given to me. Thanks for any and all help.

Lowell Darnell
 

 
Name:                 james  colwell
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Date:                 27 Oct 2011
Time:                 00:54:42

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I am seeking information for my VA claim.
1970 Udorn, jet engine mechanic, seeking evidence of security augumentee TDY for 30 day  as well as TDY for 5 days to NKP to fix a plan on the runway.
Medical evidence is not a issue.
Service in Thailand not a issue.
Need more info on " security augumetee" roles etc for Udorn 1970
Thank you for any help

 

Name:                 Chris McDaniels

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Date:                 23 Oct 2011

Time:                 10:57:47

 

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I was surfing around on the internet for anything that could be used in support of my original claim for exposure to AO. Found a great case for review by people like me who has been fighting the VA for years over the AO and boots on the ground in VietNam.To review the VA`s decision type in Citation Nr:1022979 Decision Date:06/21/10. I would think us guys with older claims can use this decision as a basis to reopen a previously denied claim,new evidence being our claims pretty much read the same but we were denied.Maybe this guy got lucky and had a good advocate working for him. Give me some feed back and let me know if my train of thought is the same as yours.

 


 
Name:                 Larry R. Harper
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lr55harper@msn.com
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Date:                 25 Sep 2011
Time:                 15:29:13

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I joined the Air Force in Aug of 70 in Nashville Tenn. I was going to be drafted anyday with a very low county number. I was based in Korat Thailand from June 1971 and returned to Pease Air Force Base in June 72. I was Security Police for the 4 years. While in Korat I grew to become a man. I also was allowed to become great friend with Dave Small and Doc Holiday both from around Selma Al Also Joe Pearson of Chatt, Tenn of whom I have seen a few times since out tour in Korat. It would be great to see them again or have a contact with them. I have also started a process to the exposure of Agent Orange while we were there, so far no head way. Once again Thank A Vet.

 
Name:                 John J Adams Jr.
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Date:                 17 Sep 2011
Time:                 12:15:32

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REDHORSE556CES Udorn, Thailand.
I was part of a small REDHORSE Det. Udorn, Thailand
Pre-TET 1966-67
Looking for my good friend.  A2C Paul Rashid
So. of Chicago in IL.  (or any of the other guys in the Det.
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME MORE INFO. OF ATTACK, RIGHT AFTER I LEFT.
OR ANY OTHER REDHORSSE PERSONELL - SAME TIME FRAME. DET. LOCATED IN KP UBON, UDORN SATTIHIP.

 
Name:                 Diane Edgemon
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Date:                 13 Sep 2011
Time:                 13:00:59

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I am looking for anyone stationed at Udorn RAFB from 09/72 to 09/73. My husband Grover Cleveland Edgemon also went by Cleve or G.C. now deceased, worked in the 438 FMS Aircraft Electric shop. I need some buddy statements for my DIC herbicide claim.
Please email me.. Thanks
 

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Date:                 12 Sep 2011

Time:                 12:37:52

 

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Word to the wise, be very active in your claim and make sure you are painting a picture that is simple and concise. The VA has gone to rejecting claims for the i not being dotted or the T s not being crossed,example AO was not used in Thailand ,herbicide was.No one has a better interest in your claim than you do. Make sure it reads as you want it to and remember it it is worth X number of dollars if approved,get every little detail in the claim the first time. The appeal process takes forever and we don`t have for ever.The reason I mention all this is because 2 1/2 ago I had a local VFW rep submit a claim based on herbcide exposure while stationed in Thailand.Details that supported my claim was left out etc. etc. If I was working at the VA I would`ve not considered the claim from day one.Hopefully I`be taken the bull by the horns and provided enough info to VA that now I stand a fighting chance to win.The rep was reopening an AO claim for Vietnam ,which far as I am concerned!

  is a dead issue.Again,your claim will only be as good as the information that you provided and how will the claim is written and supported by documentation.Good luck to all of us who have a claim ,we`ll need it.


Name:                 ChrisMcDaniels
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Date:                 06 Sep 2011
Time:                 22:25:22

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Was At NKP from Aug 69 70. Did What I was told to do ,delivered AGE Equipment to the perimeter ,kicked flares etc for the flight pay and tax free bucks. Submitted AO claim for nonHodgkins lymphoma in 2001.At the time AO wasn`t considered for Thailand therefore used my stops in VietNam. That got me no where,just like the majority of us who stopped in Saigon on our way to Thailand we can`t prove we we there. I wrote for my finance records ,they have been destroyed.Next up is the aircraft manifest from Travis AFB to thailand,that too isn`t available.Now we move on and try to establish that AO was used at NKP while I was there.Plenty of stuff on the internet about the use of AO at NKP but will the VA believe me and all that written info. We will see. Iam luckier than most, I was rated at 100% for a sever back problem that was a result of a helicopter crash in 1970,my problem is I need to establish the AO connection for future DIC.My 10 years for DIC purposes started in 2004,I ha!
 ve to live to 2010 in order for my wife can collect DIC.If I can establish a connection for AO either as a result of the Vietnam stop over or else the Thailand connection than Iam in like Flint,immediate DIC if I die of the Lymphoma.Big problem for me ,I have a new case of nonHodgkins lymphoma of the skin.Anyone have any ideas of how I can win any of this. I had given up on the VA in 2009,now I got to fight again ,mainly for the DIC.Does anyone have a clue how the VA got out of the business of helping veterans?I think we`d have better luck solving that than we do applying for a benefit we earned.


Name:                 Jerry Green
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Date:                 27 Jul 2011
Time:                 14:39:56

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 I certainly was enlightened by your site educating in a sea of misinformation and false data. Glad I read it, and will keep your excellent writing in mind next time someone in my group of shooters unleashes the 'R' word with a condescending grin.  I was too young to serve in Viet Nam, though two of my uncles were Marines there and earlier in Korea. Thank you for taking the time to put this together, and best of luck in all you do and have done for our country.

Jerry Green
Miami Florida


Name:                 John Martinez
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Date:                 25 Jul 2011
Time:                 15:07:18

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I am seeking any service men who serve in NKP and Ubon, Thailand who were assigned to the Alpha Task Force and the Steel Tiger operations in Laos between 1967-1968.  I was stationed at Nakhom Phahom (NKP) which is on the Mekong River across from the country of Laos. NKP was a "Highly Secret Classified Base". I was a SSgt attached to the 56th Commando Wing and was given extra duty to work with the "Steel Tiger" Task Force.  My mission consisted of gathering information for "Top Secret /Classified" information in Laos.  We went into Laos and set foot in Laos. I need help to satisfy the Department of Veteran Affairs to prove that I was there.  We worked with the CIA and went into Laos "Electronic Battlefield", "McNamara Line".  (Ho Chi Mingh Trail)We were sent on classified missions and the Government refuses to acknowledge that we were there.  All missions were expunged and I cannot prove that I was there on my VA Claim.  If any of you guys can help I would be very grateful.  !
 I have two letters signed by two full birds on my Steel Tiger assignment but it does not come up on my military records.  Having to prove 'boot on the ground' in Nam or Laos!

Tsgt. John Martinez, Jr.
Jmart52@austin.rr.com
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830-456-9608


Name:                 Don Land
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Date:                 22 Jul 2011
Time:                 17:33:02

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Great job on the site.  Was in Korat, Thailand from Mar 65 to Mar 66 with the 9th Logistical Command at Camp USARTHAI.
Hooch 222 with Dan Moore of the 44 Engr Group, Lee Riley and Roland Broadus from Detroit. 


Name:                 Charles 'BPO Chuck' Mentz
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Date:                 16 Jul 2011
Time:                 18:56:17

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Hey there fellow Thailand vets.  I served with the 635 Combat Support Group - CBPO (Personnel) from 24 May 70 to 16 Aug 72 (extended twice) and with USARPTHAi at Camp Samae San and USMACTHAI/JUSMAG in Bangkok, from July 1975 to July 1976.  Yes, I was one of about 150 military personnel that departed Thailand on 7/76 that were the last contingent to leave the "LOS."  I also pulled NCO of the Day duty on 4 July 1976 - our country's 200th birthday at the JUSMAG Compound.
Hey vets, I'm looking for anything related to the 635 Combat Support Group/Security Police Squadron Base Operational Plan from 1967 to 1973.  I have also made a request to the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, IL, to see if they have the Ops Plan.  I need the documentation for my VA claim for herbicide exposure at U-Tapao and that I was assigned to the Security Police augmentee ("Auggie-Doggie") program as an additional duty.  Any documentation or correspondence will be greatly appreciated by myself and my family.

Charles ("BPO Chuck") Mentz
965 Keith Drive
Roseville, CA 95661-5375
inhisgrip@surewest.net
(916) 765-7989 = Cell


Name:                 Jim Dinger
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Date:                 13 Jul 2011
Time:                 01:17:52

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I was stationed at Ubon RTAB from 6-1970 to 6-1971.  I was a SSgt attached to the 8th AMS in the Igloo White Sensor Shop.  (  "Electronic Battlefield", "McNamara Line"  )  I'm extremely proud of the role we played in troop and supply interdiction along the Trail, and firmly believe that lives were saved due to the existence of that program.  My comrades and I served with distinction and I will never forget the personal sacrifices that were made.  Thanks for this website.  We all gave some, some gave all. 


Name:                 Roy Schuster
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royschuster85@yahoo.com
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Date:                 04 Jul 2011
Time:                 01:17:58

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I was at U-Tapao June 72-June 73 with the 635th MMS.

Great Site


Name:                 Patrick Jordan
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Date:                 03 Jul 2011
Time:                 13:06:51

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Served at U-Tapao 1968-1969. Diagnosed with Leukemia 2005. Applied for AO disability but having prob proving 'boot on the ground' in Nam.  Stopped there on the way to Thailand. Cannot find any records at military facilities.I believe most of us stopped in Nam on the way to Thai bases. Will keep trying. Hope all of your are well.


Name:                 Chuck Harrison
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Date:                 03 Jul 2011
Time:                 01:17:43

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Stationed at Udorn RTAFB 73-74. F4 Crew Chief in the Blue Section, 13th TFS. My aircraft was 796. Great site !

Thanks



 Name:                 LYNN  YOUNG

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Date:                 28 Jun 2011
Time:                 15:35:14

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IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO WAS IN UBON THIALAND DURING 1962 OR 1963 PLEASE E MAIL ME. THANK YOU LYNN YOUNG


Name:                 Steve Louzensky
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Date:                 25 Jun 2011
Time:                 13:38:46

 Comments:

 Just want to let people know that I was recently approved for Herbicide exposure at Udorn, Thailand. I worked the flight-line with Det 1 56th SOW. The VA has conceded that Herbicides were used at Udorn. Do not file for AO exposure, as they will deny it. You must file for "Herbicide" exposure only. If you file as AO, you must prove "boots on the ground" in VN. DoD is still denying AO use in Thailand.

 The VA denied my claim twice, and after I requested a DRO hearing, it was almost 6 months to the day that they approved it. First you must prove you served at one of the bases listed. Then you must prove you have one or more of the diseases on the presumptive list. Then you must prove you worked on or close to the perimeter. It is possible, and my claim proves it. Have patience, persistence, and DON'T GIVE UP. My claim took over 3 yrs, but I kept hammering them.

 If I can help in any way, I will. Contact me with any questions at the above e-mail.


Name:                 Bill Way
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Date:                 23 Jun 2011
Time:                 19:08:02

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 Like to say H1 to all the folks that was in the 16th TFS 66/67. 13th TFS Udorn RTAFB 67/68. 391st TFS Misawa AB Japan 68/70. 384th ARW McConnell 73/75.  8th TFS Kunsan AB, Korea 68/70,75/76. 932CAMS Scott AFB Il. 76/81. 552AGS AWACS Tinker AFB 81/88. And all those wonderful trips to to Rhyiad every Jan every year for seven years during the Iran/Irac war before Desert Storm. We were all the unsung heroes that no one cheered when we came home. Our Gen Jesus Christ never forsake us nor left us during the cold war. Man they named that war correct!! The Cold War!!! I still have my 1967 Udorn Thailand Aussie hat!! Course a sgt Peil stole mine a week before I left Udorn in Jul 68. A day after the Thai-con hit the base. blew up a C-141. killed the loadmaster, and shot one of our sky cops. They are still up there waiting for all us to meet them in the Great Wild Blue Yonder.  As the song goes "When we are all meet up yonder, Amen!!""



Name:                 John Martinez
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Date:                 20 Jun 2011
Time:                 15:23:30

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NKP, Thailand 1967-68 STEEL TIGER TASK FORCE

I was stationed in NKP Thailand 1967-1968 and was had a classified assignment with the Steel Tiger Task Force. We had missions of going into Laos to validate sensors and other classified materials on the Ho Chi Mingh Trail. These missions were conducted by the CIA and were highly classified.  The Department of Veteran Affairs refuses to help me on my claim because I cannot prove that I was there.  We were not allowed to take photos nor the missions recorded due National Security.  I lost many friends in Laos and Cambodia on similar mission.  I need to find out if anyone out there was assigned to the Steel Tiger Task force from NKP, Thailand.  My email is
jmart52@austin.rr.com and my telephone number is 830-456-9608.  The Department of Veteran Affairs has taken me through hell because I cannot prove that I was there and has given me a ZERO on my claim.  Thanks and God bless all of you brothers.

John Martinez



Name:                 Jim Buchmann
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Date:                 16 Jun 2011
Time:                 03:38:58

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Was stationed at Phitsanulok Thailand 1970-71 US Army
MRC 98 Tropo Shot to Chang Mai. The Air Force ran the Takli Shot. Remote Only about 6 of us Army. Maybe 8 or 9 on the Air force side. DORA was basicly closed down. Antennas rarely turned. I have many pictures. Pictures on the blog site.
It seems information about this location is rare. I haven't been able to contact any people yet.



Name:                 Stanley R. Hunter
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Date:                 05 Jun 2011
Time:                 21:42:39

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I served as an aircraft mechanic,crew chief F-4 Phantom, at Ubon RTAFB 70/71, with the 435th tfs.I was stationed at Shaw afb EB-66's TDY Itazuki air base Japan EB-66's,and tdy Myrtle beach afb EB-66's.I would like to say "Thank You" to all who served!    


 
Name:                 Ben Costin
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Date:                 28 Dec 2010
Time:                 15:32:30

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Ramasun station Thailand with the 7th RRU from 66 to 67/68. Spent time at Udorn AFB and made hops to Laos for various jobs...SAR, TACAN site maintenace, etc...Never in Vietnam. My MOS 05d but did other electronics and electrical work. I have friends here (who served in Vietnam proper) with prostate cancer, heart problems and other maladys and they still can not get 100% disability. We just hang on best we can and be proud. Pray for the vets who are ill because the V.A. does'nt seem to care.

 
Name:                 Gregory L Morrison
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Date:                 26 Dec 2010
Time:                 18:46:54

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I served from April 1974 - May 1975 in NKP Thailand, with US US Army Satcom NKP, and with US Communication Command in Bangkok Thaild from May 1975 to November 1975. Would like to know any information that could be used to establish Agent Orange during my tours in Thailand.  Arlington, TN Retired SFC

 
Name:                 Randall E. Murphree
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Date:                 23 Dec 2010
Time:                 09:32:54

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Worked at MP shack in '73,'74 as a clerk. 

 
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Date:                 18 Dec 2010
Time:                 21:21:42

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I got to nam directly from a 4 year tour in brussells belgium.i did not volentier to go to nam. I was a mailman for
18 yrs 6 months prior. Arriving in nam I was assigned to a
FAC sq and I flew combat in Cambodia. I had all the respect
in the world for the guys doing the job to keep  me flying, fed and watching over me in all matters on the ground.I say god bless all of them and thanks for gettinng me home. G. Larson, TSGT , USAF, Retired     

 
Name:                 norman chenevert
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Date:                 15 Dec 2010
Time:                 18:57:38

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I am already on I can not leave this alone that person who did not put his name while bad mouthing fellow vererans, I feel sorry for the vfw or the american legion or the dav if he is a member. medals do not make you a vetern.I served in thialand 1962 us army my brother served in the marines nam silver star and purple heart he will not demean a fellow veteran for anyreason 68 and 69 tet he proud to have served I am proud to have sent the ammo you needed while you were earning your medals

 

Name:                 karl king

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Date:                 11 Dec 2010

Time:                 16:59:33

 

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served with 1973rd comm sq., Udorn 1970-72., tdy monthly to radar sit NANCY near Mukdahan.  Would like to hear from any vets stationed in the shop prior, or during, my time there.  I may have posted before.  sorry

 

 
Name:                 norm chenevert
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Date:                 10 Dec 2010
Time:                 15:49:42

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already on need to say this great site and to tell fellow vets not to give up keep fighting thats what they want. go to the vfw and the dav or the american legion   I was in thailand when we had 12 man tents not huts operation cobra task force 116 did guard khorat air base ammo dump at rtab. did have ageant oraange around field

 
Name:                 Rita D'Ottavio
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Date:                 05 Dec 2010
Time:                 12:11:15

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Thank you so much for the information that I have gleaned on this site. If anyone served with my husband John D'Ottavio...U-Tapao Thailand Jan 68 to Dec 68...4258th Strategic Wing 3rd SAC and would be willing to write a buddy letter for me in regard to the location of the crypto buiding in relation to the perimeter or how you "pulled guard duty" please feel free to e-mail me...my husband of 38 years died Jan 2008 (soft tissue synovial sarcoma) and I have been battling the VA ever since...thank you from the bottom of my heart and a great big thank you to all of you have served for the benefit of all of us...~ Rita

 

Name:                 Brenda Wayne Wyatt

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Date:                 02 Dec 2010

Time:                 20:38:52

 

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I lived there in 1968 and worked at Bank of America on Guam. My husband was Rodney A Wyatt USAF aircraft mechanic. Would love to get in touch with some people who were there at that time. I arrived on the same flight with the Secretary of Defense. Sat beside him, I have a book he sighned for me. It was also the year that Raquel Welsch was there with Bob Hope. We lived for a while with a Master Sgt Bill Autry and then we found a house in Agana. Hope someone remembers me. We went to the NCO a lot.

 

 
Name:                 Rich Warren
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Date:                 02 Dec 2010
Time:                 00:11:05

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I stumbled across your site while trying to jog my memory of 45 years ago.  I feel very bad for my fellow comrades who are fighting to be recognized.  I stopped over in Thailand three times on my way back to Clark AFB from Vietnam.  My heart and prayers go out to you.  I am a 1st Mobile Comm group "Mobster" who served in Cam Rahn Bay, Anhke, and Pleiku.  I was TDY at all three locations.  Like many of you, I am suffering illnesses which are probably related to conditions met in Southeast Asia.  I have the Vietnam Service Medal but I face a similar problem as many of you.  Most of the locations i visited were classified and trying to find proof of "Boots on Ground" is becoming a formidable task.  I was there.  Just difficult to prove it.  Has anyone faced this problem?  Anyone find a solution?  I have also requested my records from the Records Center in St Louis.  Currently waiting for a reply.  Any Ideas?  I am proud of all of you that served.  You have my thanks and that of all vets who served.

 
Name:                 Joe  Bushi
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Date:                 01 Dec 2010
Time:                 14:33:20

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I found your site posted on Kurt Priessman's website.  I was stationed at Bang Pla and Bang Ping from Feb. 1967 to June 1968.  I was shocked to learn (early 2010) of AO usage at all Thai bases throughout the Vietnam War.  The revelation of the "Project CHECO Reports" and "MACTHAI-JUSMAG Report" brought to light by a few honest veterans not willing to give up has motivated me to help others.  We need a national dialog on the true cost of war.  Healing the veteran population after war is a cost that DoD and others refuse to factor in before war starts.
Finally, I am a victim of herbicide exposure along with many of our veteran brothers from their Thailand service.  God save this Republic because the politicians will not.  Vote them out if they are anti-veteran.

 
Name:                 Gary R. Bostic
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Date:                 29 Nov 2010
Time:                 15:31:27

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I served at U-Tapao,from Feb.1968 to January 1969. I have  ischemic heart disease, diagnosed in March 1997, the next day I had heart by-pass surgery. Which is now listed as a condition associated with exposure to agent orange. I need proof of augmentee air police duty. Two events during my augmentee duties, was related to an explosion in the bomb dump, and the crash of a KC-135 on take off. On both occasions I spent the night guarding the base armed and ready.  If anyone can help me establish this perimeter exposure, I would be greatful.  Any help,  would be truly appreciated.
 

 
Name:                 paul ringer
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Date:                 26 Nov 2010
Time:                 13:42:24

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thailand 62 to 63 590qm left nov63 bankok stop at sigon for 5 hrs panam flight 254 313 32 flew to travis with pete? need help to prove to va case is on remand with va 

 
Name:                 aubra phillips    
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Date:                 13 Nov 2010
Time:                 22:14:43

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are they ever going to recognize thailand for benefits. i
 was lent parkinsons disease 25 years ago. good luck to all! utapao 70-71 b-52d crewchief 6662
 

 
Name:                 1SG Shelly J. Webb (retired)
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Date:                 10 Nov 2010
Time:                 17:41:28

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i drop in every so often. Bob, this is a great site to visit. I enjoy it very much. Thank You. Tomorrow is Veterans Day. May all of You enjoy the day with your family. It is my honor to have served our nation & to have served with some of the finest men & women this nation has. God Bless You & or Nation.

 

Name:                 Billy Endress

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Date:                 10 Nov 2010

Time:                 09:20:33

 

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Has anyone addressed the use of AO within Camp Vayama (Close to Sattahip)?

I was with the US Army 562nd Maint Co. from 10-67 t0 10-68.

Billy

 

 
Name:                 Sammy May
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Date:                 07 Nov 2010
Time:                 22:29:59

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Bien Hoa, Vietnam Aug 67 - 68, USAF 46150 in bomb dump north of field. We were there during the TET Offensive base incursion and VNAF bomb dump explosion. Cannot remember names of friends at that time. I THINK it was the 707 MMS.

 
Name:                 Luke Johnson
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Date:                 05 Nov 2010
Time:                 13:01:43

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I was stationed at Utapao '70-'71 635 MMS, worked line delivery was not aware of AO use there. Being in the bomb dump puts you on the base perimeter.

 
Name:                 Nathaniel Martin, Jr.
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Date:                 01 Nov 2010
Time:                 15:09:20

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I am looking for any one who serve with the 281st MP company
in Sattihip, Thailand during 1971-1972 at Camp Samesean we played Bid Whist card game

Name:                 william lavato

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Date:                 30 Oct 2010

Time:                 18:37:53

 

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 served with 40arrs in udorn/nkp in 1971  Have both prostate cancer & hypertension. Sure hope VA will recognise these. so far I have been rejected

 

Name:                 Mitch Fladerman

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Date:                 29 Oct 2010

Time:                 11:30:05

 

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I was doing some research on Agent Orange use in Thailand when I came across this site. I was in Udorn from 1969 to 1970. I may have a few answers for some of the posted letters and hope to get some answers for travel through Viet Nam, attacks on Udorn and AO in Thailand

 

 
Name:                 bruce king
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Date:                 20 Oct 2010
Time:                 17:27:46

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great site. i was in guam 1967-1968 and u-tapoe 1969-1970. i was in MMS, bomb loader/ pre load.still fighting with the va, still looking for info on A.O.

 
Name:                 Harold V Arkenbout
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Date:                 19 Oct 2010
Time:                 20:24:30

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I also remember being in the rear and doing the things our government ordered us to do.  Served in the 432 FMS aircraft fuel system mechanic, Udorn RTAFB, 1968-69. Like many others, that same government awarded to me the VSM & VCM. Now that I have diabetes mellitus II and prostate cancer, the VA says I am not a Vietnam Vet, just a veteran of the Vietnam Era. In my attempt to prove exposure to Agent Orange while in Thailand, I am coming up with the short end of the stick. If anyone has any photos of orange banded 55gal drums, or the use of herbicides in Thailand, please let me know. If I can prove to the VA exposure, then I will have won a long, hard battle.  Any reports or other information would be helpful. First our government denied use of herbicides in Nam and most definitely in Thailand. 40 yrs later, anyone who served "in country, Nam" is presumptively approved, while the "Blue Navy, Brown and all of us who served in Thailand, must prove exposure to the "bastards" who have been lying for the past 40 yrs.  What the government does not want us to know, if you flew into Okinawa, your next stop was Saigon (Ton Sonut AFB) then onto Bangkok, Thailand. Could not go to Bangkok directly because you would have flown over Communist China or North Vietnam.  All of us have been in South Vietnam and the possiblity of exposure to AO is high if not presumptive also. Consider that approach if you also have be denied the benefits that we all are deserving of. Yes this is a great site and I am very pleased to have been here. The owner of this site said it best, air power definitely helped to win the war, not just the grunts on the ground. I didn't fly in them much, but I did keep them flying. 
 

Name:                 Ernest  Manning

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Email:                ernstmnnng@aol.com

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Date:                 12 Oct 2010

Time:                 17:34:05

 

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Never throught I would find a web site that I identify with so much. In 1972, I was sent to Anderson AFB, Guam for a six month TDY launching B-52"s into Vietnam (Rolling Thunder) Early 1974, I was got orders to NKP, Thailand for a year. I was asked to extend for six months until the base closed down, and I did... I was involved in the SS mayaguez rescue, operation frequent wind, and Operation Eagle Pull during my tour of duty. I do not have a vietnam Service Medal, however, I will always be connected to the war. Freedom is not free, I paid. Im proud...

 

  

Name:                 R. Johnston

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                rbjohn1@sbcglobal.net

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Date:                 10 Oct 2010

Time:                 10:55:00

 

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For those of you who served in Thailand, especially Utapao, go to the following site for Agent Orange Update from VA:

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/thailand.asp  It appears recognition of the use of Agent Orange on Thai bases is finally coming.  The Senate Veteran Affairs committe chairman recently asked the VA to look into the AO use in Thailand and start granting compensation where warranted. 

 

VA TO REVIEW CASES OF NEARLY 17,000 ´┐ŻBROWN WATER´┐Ż AND OTHER VIETNAM VETERANS PREVIOUSLY DENIED AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS Chairman Akaka posts information on committee website to help veterans and advocates

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. ´┐Ż Following oversight requests from Senate Veterans´┐Ż Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), the Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to review the cases of nearly 17,000 ´┐ŻBrown Water´┐Ż and other Vietnam Era veterans who claimed disabilities related to Agent Orange.  VA had previously denied a number of claims without properly determining whether veterans served in Vietnam´┐Żs inland waterways (´┐ŻBrown Water´┐Ż) or otherwise served in locations where veterans may have been exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange. 

 

´┐ŻI commend VA for responding to data showing that many Navy vessels thought to have stayed at sea actually traveled into the inland waters of Vietnam.  As a result, veterans who served on these vessels are eligible for the same benefits as Vietnam veterans who served on land.  I urge veterans and advocates to visit the Senate Veterans´┐Ż Affairs Committee website to determine if evidence of ships in inland waters or service on the perimeter of Air Force bases in Thailand entitles them or someone they know to health care and benefits,´┐Ż said Senator Akaka. 

 

With this review, certain veterans who were previously considered ´┐ŻBlue Water´┐Ż veterans will have their claims re-evaluated for evidence of ´┐ŻBrown Water´┐Ż service, or evidence of service in other locations where VA acknowledges that herbicides may have been used, such as the perimeter of Air Force bases in Thailand.

 

 
Name:                 norm chenevert
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Date:                 06 Oct 2010
Time:                 21:25:42

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us army 1962 korat thialand 57th ord 9th log I sat on those 55 gal drums with orange strips doing guard duty I was one of the first to serve thier. looking for anyone who also served with me.they sprayed for a wider kill area

Name:                 Chuck Maxey Msgt,USAF Ret.
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Date:                 26 Sep 2010
Time:                 17:48:41

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Thank-you Bob for starting a site that tells people what we went through during the secret war. I was stationed at nkp with the 556 Red Horse squadron in 69-70.Ialso had been stationed at Utapoa RTNAF with the 556 Red Horse Squadron in 67-68 and with the 635 CES at Utapoa in 70-71.
 

 
Name:                 Joe Meade
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Date:                 24 Sep 2010
Time:                 14:52:02

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I was with the 9th Trans car abn co. in Long Binh (II FF) from Aug 1966 to Sept 23 1967. I can't even find my unit on the internet. We were told we were attached to the 173 ABN. out of Bien Hoa.

Name:                 Bruce Kent

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Date:                 21 Sep 2010

Time:                 12:33:31

 

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I was a Buff crew chief. Bulletshot TDY from March AFB,Ca. I am looking for anyone who worked the Eastside, and lived in the tempory barracks on the West side of the base. West of the NCO club, and across the street from the HSS barracks. I know they were built in late '71 and '72. The grass was always brown, and since it was close to the fence I know that Agent Orange was sprayed there. I have had some medical problems, and the VA has denied my claims. If anyone has information, please drop me a email.

If we can work together, we can help each other with the VA.

 

 

Name:                 Michael Golden

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                nedlog46@hotmail,com

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Date:                 15 Sep 2010

Time:                 17:56:11

 

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4258th MMS @ Utapao Thailand, Aug67-Aug68.

 

 

Name:                 Chuck Norton

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Date:                 14 Sep 2010

Time:                 15:48:33

 

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Let me see if I can provide some useful information to my fellow vets.  Those who served in South East Asia during the Vietnam war and received the normal medals/decorations/awards are not eligible for any of the now 15 diseases associated with exposure to agent orange as recognized by the VA. You still must have set foot in Vietnam to qualify.  Now, as far as Thailand, the VA has changed its position and is now admitting that agent orange was used around the perimeter of the bases in Thailand.  They have sorta narrowed it down to sentry dog handlers and security police as the ones who qualify for exposure to agent orange.  I devote all of my time assisting my fellow vets in proper preparation of a claim before it is submitted to the VA.  If you fail to prepare...you are preparing to fail.  I speak on Robins AFB, Ga once each month on this subject and have been doing it for more than 5 years.  I am a service officer for the VFW and American Legion. Those of you who do not belong to one of the service organizations need to join so you will be exposed to your benefits and someone who is trained in assisting with claims.  I am always ready to assist...just contact me at my email address with all of the specifics such as what you intend to file for, etc.  The more info I get from you, the better I can assist.  I DO NOT assist anyone will less than an HONORABLE discharge and I do not assist with a frivilous or unsubstantiated claim.  If you have the basis for a valid claim, I will be glad to help. I am a retired Air Force CMSGT and was stationed at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam in 1968-1969 and Utapao , Thailand in 1970-1971.

 

 

Name:                 DON lOMAX

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Email:                dozen@grics.net

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Date:                 04 Sep 2010

Time:                 17:13:58

 

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Radio Researcher on Arm Chair General website suggested I check out your site being a REMF Vietnam '66-'67.  I was a 63 Charlie (Wheel and Track Vehicle Mechanic)  I graduated 2nd high in my class and never picked up a wrench after that.  We were sent to Vietnam during LBJ's massive build-up in the fall of 1966 and pulled nothing but shit details the entire time.  Same-same giant waste of time.  I have been appologizing for the last 42 years for not being in the shit and this is the first time anyone told me it was okay to be a REMF. 

 

Thanks.

 

Name:                 Len Lister

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Date:                 04 Sep 2010

Time:                 12:09:12

 

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I was a bomb loader at U-tapao 1969/1970, Ubon 1971/1973 and Udorn 1974/1975. Would like to hear from anyone I may have worked with.  Great site, keep it up.

 


 
Name:                 Robert  Gawrys
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Date:                 03 Sep 2010
Time:                 22:44:47

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Worked in the POL dump at Camp Friendship in 67 - 68. Also spent time in Udorn and Konshanaberie???? w/ I think they were called the Queens Cobra Unit somewhere near the old railroad bridge over the river Qui. Pardon my spelling, It,s been a long time.

 
Name:                 Tom Iarossi
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Date:                 30 Aug 2010
Time:                 23:51:09

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U-Tapao, 307SW HSS/INI, 11/72-11/83. AFSC 20650, Photo Interpreter. Same building as the photo lab. Some remembered names are Keith Douglas, Jerry Letsinger, Norm Koch, Dick Witt, and Herb Caron, but there were a couple dozen of us during my tour.

 
Name:                 Gary Goodrich
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Date:                 25 Aug 2010
Time:                 14:23:40

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I was in camp friendship 1966 left in july 18 1968, i was in the 442nd signal ,long lines, i was in the motor Pool/drive to all bases... Iam looking for the name of a GI that died at the 442nd mess hall outside, he was Electocruted, around July 1967, his company I think was the ,, 207th signal /tropo / 379th signal battalion, I need his name for my claim,, email
goody04073@yahoo.com,..THANKS
 

Name:                 David Coffman

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Email:                davcof68@msn.com

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Date:                 20 Aug 2010

Time:                 16:31:21

 

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I was with 9th Log Command at Camp Samesan, Thailand from Jan 69-Oct 69.  Anyone would like to talk?

 

 

Name:                 David Coffman

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Email:                davcof68@msn.com

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Date:                 20 Aug 2010

Time:                 16:24:26

 

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Keep up the good work.

 

 
Name:                 Ray Miller
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Date:                 10 Aug 2010
Time:                 20:29:11

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I found this sight by,accident. I am a vietnam vet retired army.I am helping my brother in law Melvin Lester NEWTON who was with the 319 Fld Maint SG (SAC), he flew out of KNP Thiland to an air base in nam not sure of spelling  KON TUM.
1970 to 1971. He was a Airlift/Bombardment Aircraft Maintenance Techician. He worked on C 47 (BLACK) highly calsiffied. Had applyed for disability for Diabetes was turned down because they VA could not find any record ofhim being in Country. However, He has received Vietnam Service  Medal;Repubvlic Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Device and Republic vietnam campain Medal. It should also be noted while he was in country he had to wear civilian Clothing only. Can anyone give me some advice as to what he can do to established his disablity. My time in Vietnam was in Delta 1970 to 1971 recveiving 40% combat disability and  50 % other.

 
Name:                 Tom Frank
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Date:                 05 Aug 2010
Time:                 01:43:17

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Looking for the crew on RF-4C 63-7755 out of UDORN that went down on or about 26JUN68. Capt. M.S. JONES and Maj. F. J. McKenna

 
Name:                 Gary R. Bostic
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Date:                 24 Jul 2010
Time:                 16:08:52

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I was stationed at U-tapao, Airfield, Thailand from late Feb. 1968 thru late Jan. 1969. Memories: The late afternoon blast that rocked the base and the GI's stationed there.  The morning the KC-135 crashed on takeoff, just a few days before a base party to celebrate 25,000 missions with out an accident.

 
Name:                 James Pew
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Date:                 21 Jul 2010
Time:                 10:04:08

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I am an old retired c-130 crew chief,I was on okinawa in 68&69.i spent one 79 day tdy in ton sun nut,which doesn't show on my records.in 72-73 i was in nkp for 13 months.after i retired from air national gaurd in 204 i had a massive heart attach since i wasn't active nothing came of my claim in 2006 i was told i had prostate cancer i was also tdy to danang guess what again no record in my file even though i received the viet nam medals. I uckout when i returned from nam my apr was due, due to the fact that my superviser sput my tdy in viet nam i got my disabilities another fact of air force personal on the ground have trouble is because the air crews got medals for flying over viet nam. I am happy some one is out there helping our comrades in arms against the government.yes we are supposedly the bad vets what else  can i say. thanks again Msgt James Pew retired usaf/new york ang i hope i help some one who needs it
 

 
Name:                 Wayne Winters
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Date:                 19 Jul 2010
Time:                 06:51:16

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I served in the Air Force 635 MMS Utapao Thailand from June 1969 to June 1970. I was there when a B-52 exploded on the end of the runway in August 1969 and we cleaned it up in one day. I worked on the fin pad and delivered fins to Bomb assembly. I spent alot of time at Elmendorf AFB Alaska also.

 
Name:                 JOHN SAPPINGTON
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Date:                 26 Jun 2010
Time:                 22:13:29

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LET ME START.
I WAS 19 YRS OLD WHWE I JOINED THE AIR FORCE. OH WHAT A LONG TIME A GO.WELL MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I ENDED UP AT A BASE IN THIALAND CALLED U TAPOW I WAS A MUNITIONS SPECIALIST.I THINK I DRANK A LOT, BUT EVERY BODY DID TOO. NOW I`M SICK SOME 40+ YRS A GO. HART DESISE, DIBETIES (OH WHAT THE HELL I CANT SPELL, SO BAR WITH ME) AND EVERY THING ELSE. THE VA SAID NOTHING EVER HAPPEND.YOU KNOW THE GOVERMENT IS NOT ABOUT TO SHUT DOWEN A AIR PORT BECAUSE THAT PLACE WAS SPRAYED. SO WHAT. WE PAY THE PRICE TO KEEP PUBLIC RELATIONS IN GOOD STANDINGS.AND WE FIGHT FOR YEARS TO PROVE TO THE VA WHAT HAPPEND. I`M NOT A AVICATE BUT GOOD LORD. MABY I`M A LITTLE DRUNK TONIGHT AND PISSED.MABY I SHULD BE PROUD THAT AT 19 -20 I WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO DO DO A GRAT JOB EVEN IF NOBODY BELEVES ME.I REALY WAS THERE. GOOD LUCK TO THOSE VETS THAT HAS NO PROOF. WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE DID.

 
Name:                 Mel Partido
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Date:                 25 Jun 2010
Time:                 13:37:03

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 In seeking evidence that I stepped on ground in Vietnam for the Prostate Cancer disability claim I submitted, I'm wondering if there is such a thing as a "Military Passenger Manefist Archives." 
  When I boarded that C-135 from Hickam AFB Hawaii, the flight had a stopped over at Tan Sanot airport in Saigon.  The passenger manefist should have my name on that list.
  If not, I'll keep trying.

 
Name:                 Mel Partido
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Date:                 25 Jun 2010
Time:                 03:50:07

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I was stationed in Korat AFB Thailand in 1965 and 1966.  About a year ago, I was diagosed with Prostate cancer.  Back in February 2010, I submitted my claim for disability.  A vet told me that in order to be granted disability for prostate cancer, I need to have touch dirt in Vietnam. From Hickam AFB Hawaii, I boarded a C135 for Thailand.  We made a stopover at Tannsanut airport in Saigon. But I need to prove that I touch dirt in Vietnam.  So I filled out a form with a help of a VA counselor and mailed it to the Military Archive center in St. Louis Missouri requesting a travel voucher for me.  I am sure I filled one out to show that I stopped over in Vietnam.  If they do not have one, I'm out of luck!.
  I'm not sure Korat Air Base had Agent Orange.  I worked in the communication center which was located on the flight line. 
  Anyone can give me some advice?
 

 
Name:                 John J. Jobes
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Date:                 24 Jun 2010
Time:                 14:06:23

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Just wanted to let the veterans know that the July issue of the American Legion Magazine for 2010 has a good article in it about NAVY BLUES - Vietnam War Veterans who served at sea are demanding to know why their Agent Orange exposure is ignored by the VA.   I personally believe that all agent orange cases will be recognized and hopefully soon.  Even for those of us that are  referred to as REMF.  According to the representative of the DAV I recently spoke to in the Detroit REgional Office the Veterans Organizations have discovered the "secret" (is how it was put to me) that the governemt is recognizing the fact that agent orange was airborne and they are just waiting for the Congress and Senate to pass the necessary legislation to include the outlying areas and a list of diseases to  be included in the presumptive category or automatic service connection for those having health issues.   Again this is an excellent site to use and to be able to share information with fellow !
 veterans.        Good luck to all again,    Signing off for now.,    John Jobes   
 

 

Name:                 John J. Jobes

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Email:                pianoman601@yahoo.com

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Date:                 22 Jun 2010

Time:                 19:10:02

 

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I just learned of this site early today from my DAV representative.  I signed the guest book in hopes of sharing some info about my service in Thailand also in hopes of finding someone who may remember me being there as a REMF in the Supply Squardron combat support group.  I am adding this entry for two reasons.  I find this to be an excellent site and well thought out and put together.  It is nice to finally read about those of us who were there and as stated by the gentleman who created this work of art  that we served also even though not in or on the front lines.  WE too have paid the price and are still paying dearly with health issues that are being debated simply due to the  fact that we were not on the front lines.  Thank you sir for creating this.  Secondly reason was to  list my other e mail which I have above pianoman601@yahoo.com along with jonjobes@hotmail.com.  Either account will work should someone want to contact me but preferable the yahoo acct as I keep the hotmail. acct. locked down pretty good.

 

Repectfully and again good luck to all my fellow veterans,

 

John J. Jobes  

 

 
Name:                 John J. Jobes
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Date:                 22 Jun 2010
Time:                 13:51:23

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My Local DAV Representative gave me this site today.  Was so glad to find it.  I was stationed at Utapao, Thailand in May, 1970 serving with the United States Air Force within the 635 Cmbt Spt Gp, PACAF. I handled and was exposed to Agent Orange while there.  I was only over there about a month or more when I became ill.  Over the years I have had numerous health issues, the most current being Prostate Cancer which is not operable. Is there anyone else who served in any branch of the armed forces who served in Thailand or perimiders that are having difficulty proving exposure to agent orange?   If your order said Vietnam it is evidently presumptive or automatic service connection - .  I am hearing that the government is finally admitting that the herbicide was within Thailand also  and we all know it was airborne.    If you recognize my unit or have any info I would appreciate help from any fellow veterans.    Good luck to all of you.  I was also stationed at Kincheloe AFB in Michigan which is where I was when I was shipped to southeast asia.  Training at Amarillo Texas and Tech school in Denver at Lowery AFB.    Good luck and Semper Fi fellow veterans.    

John J. Jobes    
jonjobes@hotmail.com   
 

 
Name:                 Rita D'Ottavio
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Date:                 20 Jun 2010
Time:                 23:36:31

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Sgt John D'Ottavio 1968 stationed...U-tapao Thailand 4258th strategic wing 3rd SAC...crypto...top secret...any information please.  Does anyone stationed in U-Tapao know exactly where the crypto operators worked?  I have a schematic drawing of the air base...help???
 

Name:                 Norm Faith Jr.

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Date:                 17 Jun 2010

Time:                 15:13:44

 

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I was station at Udorn from 69-71. I was staying off base in Ban Nong Kong Kwang, across the way from the Thai Army Camp. I can't remember the exact date, but remember the incident well...late at night...the Thai/American POL (fuel depot)rail station behind us was attacked. I believe several of the sappers were killed. I remember the weapons fire lasted for several minutes. They only weapon I had at my disposal was a large Thai sword, which was being held tightly in my grip. I had no idea what was happening, but I darn sure knew that it wasn't fire-crackers. We got the full story the next day. Help me out here, as I can not find any documentation of the attack.

Norm Faith Jr.

Msgt USAF Ret.

432nd FMS 53470

 


 
Name:                 mike wooten
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Date:                 10 Jun 2010
Time:                 10:48:39

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i served usarsupthail. 1969/1970 camp vayama thailand 562nd maint. co. we kept the trucks rolling for the 505th hauling ammo and lord knows what. i do fill sad we are not looked on as vietnam vets. we were in the secret war. i had to have a passport to get in country.

 
 
Name:                 Darrell Parton
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Date:                 27 May 2010
Time:                 19:48:27

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My name is Darrell Parton I was station, In NKP RTAB Thialand  betwine 1968/1969 , 52d civil Engineering Sq. I was a Fire Protection Specl. I worked the flight lines and tower control, and was in charge of building a recreation buld. But I can't seem to remember any one name. If any one remembers me please let me know. thank you.

 

Name:                 AL FITCHETT

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Date:                 27 May 2010

Time:                 10:14:43

 

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STATION AT UDORN RTAFB, 72-73 WITH DET1 56 SOW

 


 

Name:                 Lawrence Munoz

Web_Site:             http://

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Date:                 24 May 2010

Time:                 22:57:01

 

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I was stationed at Camp Vayama from May 68 to April 69. Am looking for anyone that was there during that period of time.

 


 

Name:                 David (Bill) Atwood

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Date:                 23 May 2010

Time:                 14:21:42

 

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442nd Signal Battalion, Khorat Thailand.  1967-1968

 


 

Name:                 Rita D'Ottavio

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Date:                 19 May 2010

Time:                 16:32:56

 

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looking for information on 4258th sw 3rd sac in U-tapao Thailand 1968...or 1985th comm su also U-Tapao thailand early 1968

 


 
Name:                 JOHN TURNER
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Date:                 18 May 2010
Time:                 20:37:58

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Served with the 1974th Communications Group at Udorn RTAFB and with the 347th TFW at Takhli RTAFB in 1973.  We served where we were asked without complaining.  Viet-REMF is great.  If you remember serving with me, would love to hear from you.

 

Name:                 Cpl Steven D. Buss

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Email:                weebeesteve@yahoo.com

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Date:                 15 May 2010

Time:                 20:39:41

 

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I was stationed with 1st Marine airwing Futima Okinawa from July 71 to July 72 and TDY to Nam phong Thailand from May 72 to July 72 our F4's flew support for the B 52's. We also had A 6 intruders , and apache's. We had a galazy 5a landed on took off from that short strip, we had bets that it wouldn't get in the air, but it made it. It was a wonderful site. God bless all of you that have and are serving our great nation. I was told to file for agent orange, but don't feel right. My service was nothing like our brothers and sisters in nam.

 


 
Name:                 Bill Hayes
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Date:                 14 May 2010
Time:                 11:47:53

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I was at UT AFB, Thailand from June 1968 to June 1969.  I was with MMS.  I loaded bombs on the B-52's.
I'd love to hear from anyone who may have known me.
 

 
Name:                 robert e oehl
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Date:                 11 May 2010
Time:                 07:15:53

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I have agent orange disease 1970 1972 7th batallion 3rd marine division  hotel co. loaded agent orange does anyone remember anything that can substanciate me to the gov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!robert{ bobbyo}

 
Name:                 Rita D'Ottavio
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Date:                 09 May 2010
Time:                 17:21:39

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looking for anyone who remembers Sgt E4 John D'Ottavio USAF
stationed in U-Tapao Thailand Jan to Dec 1968...4258th strategic wing 3rd SAC (prior to that he was 1985 comm sq)...need to prove "boots on ground" in Vietnam. I remember he told me he was in Bien Hoa, Ton Son Knut, Nha Trang and other places that I can't recall...I personally think that he was poisoned by dioxin in U-Tapao but the VA needs "boots"...please help...his 1968 medical records show all of the symptoms of exposure...have children with birth defects on the National Registry...he developed soft tissue sarcoma...still I need to prove "boots on ground"...he was in country many times ... Air Force claims to have not maintained records

 
Name:                 JOHN SAPPINGTON
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Date:                 08 May 2010
Time:                 08:32:51

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I WAS AT U TAPOW 635TH. MMS, BB STACKER, FROM JUN. 1968 TO 1969. I WENT TDY TO OKINAWA SEP. 25 1968 AND CAME BACK 101 DAYS LATER. ALL MY PROOF OF THAT IS MISSING OR HAS BEEN DESTROYED. I ONLY HAVE 1 SICK CALL AT KADENA ON DEC. 25 1968.
WHAT I DON`T UNDERSTAND IS THAT AIRPLAIN WAS FULL OF PEOPLE AND OVER 3 YEARS TRYING TO PROVE BOOTS ON GROUND WHEN WE WERE SPRAYED AT U TAPOW, BUT THE VA SAID THAT DIDN`T HAPPEND. MY ONLY HOPE IS FIND A BUDDY STATEMENT THAT WE STOPED OFF AT TAN SON NHUT ON THE WAY TO AND FROM OKINAWA.
IF ANYBODY CAN HELP, I THANK WE ALL CAN HELP EACH OTHER AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.
THINKS.................JOHN SAPPINGTON

 

Name:                 Ernest "E.K." Reed

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Email:                ear4751@verizon.net

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Date:                 03 May 2010

Time:                 09:23:50

 

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I was a jet engine mechanic at U-Tapao (4258th FMS) from June 67-69, and 70-72.  I am looking for anyone who was a jet engine mechanic or worked in the paint shop during the June 67-69 time frame.

 

E.K. Reed

USAF SMSgt (Ret)

 


 

Name:                 William Banks  Jr.

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Email:                michoud1974@yahoo.com

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Date:                 30 Apr 2010

Time:                 14:48:09

 

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I was stationed at Udorn Airforce Base in Thailand with the 432FMS from March 1970 - March 1971. I was sent to Da Nang Vietnam TDY for 90 days, for some reason the military doesn't have any record of this tour. I have prostate cancer and lost one of my kidney due to a cancerous tumor. I believe this was a result of being exposure to Agent Orange in Thailand and Vietnam. I worked on RF4, F4D's & C's while in Thailand and Vietnam. I have filed claims with VA for benefits and they were denied. Anyone who have any knowledge of this time frame and exposure, please contact me at www.michoud1974@yahoo.com

 

 
Name:                 b. Kent
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Date:                 24 Apr 2010
Time:                 12:58:29

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Ubon RTAFB 1/71 - 9/72; F4-D WCS (Weapons Control Systems ... Radar).

 
Name:                 Delmar Cochran
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
decc57@gmail.com
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Date:                 18 Apr 2010
Time:                 01:23:42

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I just found Viet-Remf....Loved it
I was in Nam Feb2,1968 thru Feb 1969 at Bien Hoa
I worked in POL..Fuel.. Lot happened their..seems older I get the more I think about the MILITARY...or maybe its because of the wars going on now....I also have step son in Iraq....He is in the NAVY on the ground flyng A-6 Growlers

Keep this site going ....it helps
DEC

 
Name:                 Wayne Eusanio
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Date:                 15 Apr 2010
Time:                 14:04:24

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This is an exceptional site. Your homepage was so well reasoned and thoughtfully expressed. Thank you,

Wayne Eusanio
U.S. Army Camp Friendship, 1969-1971
Spec.5, (Helicopter Maint.) 270th Transportation Detachment, Korat RTAFB

 
Name:                 Stan Hutchison
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Date:                 15 Apr 2010
Time:                 10:13:11

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Just dropped by to check on things and say hi.

 
Name:                 Sgt William A. "worm" Elkins
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www.hannahspromiseinternationalaid.org
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Date:                 09 Apr 2010
Time:                 00:35:28

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Served Da nang 1967- moved to Udorn RTAFB just after tet. with 432trw adn 37th arrs as supply co-ordinator- July 16th augmentee during attack on base fro NVA/Pathet lao insurgents.
LOoking for friend George O'Halloren from Boston. God bless all the brothers in the rear. If' some only knew"

 
Name:                 Andrew W.Meguin,D.C.
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ameguin@cox.net
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Date:                 29 Mar 2010
Time:                 18:29:50

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Just so you know my previous post is legitimate I was stationed at U'Tapao AB Thailand Jan 1975-1976. I was assigned to the 635th Combat Support Group as an SP.We helped evacuate Saigon,South Vietnam April 1975. It was a sad time and still is for me. Thank you.  

 
Name:                 Andrew W.Meguin,D.C.
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Date:                 29 Mar 2010
Time:                 18:14:29

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Until I came upon a mentioning U'Tapao AB, I had forgotten or maybe repressed my time there.It hurts. Thanks for your website, but now it hurts again. I never really dealt with it and it 's been many years. Today's serviceman/woman are celebrated...that hurts too.Maybe it's time I dealt with somehow.

 
Name:                 James Tucker
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Email:               
justhardtimes_68@yahoo.com
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Date:                 29 Mar 2010
Time:                 11:50:28

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Just found your web site . I was at U-Tapao  March 1968 TO Feb. 1969.As to the use of herbicides you can go to Base Defense in Thailand. Herbicides in Thailand was declassified 21 Sept. 2007.
   I was there when Bomb Dump blew up. At the time I was on the flight line prep my BUFF. At the time I saw streaks of light in the overcast sky and thought it was lighting. One of the Team Chief's came up and said that we were bing hit. Do any one know if we were hit or was it a accident like they say? Like every one else Iam trying to get my benefits increased.

 
Name:                 William J. Smith
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Date:                 18 Mar 2010
Time:                 21:48:50

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I am trying to help a fellow Vet with his benefits case. Is there anyone that served in the Air Force, 635 Munitions Maintance Unit, U-Tapao, Thialand from 1971-1972 and participated or knows about graves registration duty?

 
Name:                 Annalisa Piroli
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Date:                 10 Mar 2010
Time:                 16:40:04

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I am an Airforce Brat, Born at Ramstein AFB in Germany, dad Robert D Piroli did his tour in Vietnam with a Geeia Squad I might be wrong #28802 from68-70 he was a lineman &splice tech .He retired when he came back and was finally discharged from Warner Robbins GA in july 70 . 

 
Name:                 david raney
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Date:                 08 Mar 2010
Time:                 20:00:16

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stationed in thailand with 4258 fms fron jan 69 to jan 1970.like to hear from anyone who worked in the paint shop.

 
Name:                 William (Bill), Henson
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Email:               
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Date:                 06 Mar 2010
Time:                 00:30:40

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I just found this site and think it is a geat find. I am a USAF retiree who served in Vietnam.  I was in administration and logistics and was tdy on classified missions. As a result, USAF archives claims there are no records of me ever being "in-country".  However; my DD214's state I have 2 Vietnam Medals.  All my missions originated from Sewart AFB, TN. where I started my career in 1959.  I served until 1979.  I was at Tan Son Nhut, Da Nang, Takkli.  I have been made to feel like a ghost. I served in Bangkok, Thailand from 1970 until 1972.  I returned to U-Tapao, Thailand in 1974 until 1975.  I am fighting an uphill battle with the VA for disability benefits.  I have diabetes II, prostrate cancer, stroke in 2007, loss of kidney functions, etc., etc.,.  Is there anyone out there having this same problem?  Would like to know.  Maybe we can  get together and stir the pot in Washington to get our information declassified.  Look forward to hearing from anyone who served with the!
  USAF between 1960 and 1966 in Vietnam. email address: 
mcrumhenson@att.net  I am in Fairfield, Ca.  Retired from Mather AFB in Sacramento where I lived until 2008.

 
Name:                 gary baker
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Date:                 27 Feb 2010
Time:                 11:07:13

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i"am trying to find my buddys from 1973-1977 on uss holland as32 and 3/2 kilo lejeune

 
Name:                 Edwin Boess
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Date:                 24 Feb 2010
Time:                 17:21:16

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I was with the 432RTS in Udorn in 67 we still had trailers back then.

 
Name:                 Bill Kling
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Date:                 19 Feb 2010
Time:                 11:12:02

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I was an REMF in Long Binh.

 
Name:                 robert r. jarvis (randy)
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Date:                 16 Feb 2010
Time:                 14:00:12

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I was in the Outside wire section in the 485th geeia 1969-1970

 
Name:                 Kevin Fleming
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Date:                 14 Feb 2010
Time:                 20:27:21

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   MCB-5 From May 65 till April of 67. First tour was on line crew and second tour I was electrican out at the rockcrusher. CEP-3 "B" Co..

 
Name:                 william lavato
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Date:                 11 Feb 2010
Time:                 14:47:30

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served with 40ARRS 1971 udorn/nkp also have cancer

 
Name:                 Jack  Lundy
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Date:                 01 Feb 2010
Time:                 09:10:58

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Served 1962 thru 1966. U.S.Navy, AO-2 W/ VA-176 Thunderbolts. SPADS, RESCAP & Close Air support. Great Sight will spread the word to the other guy's for Look/See.

 
Name:                 Mike Stanton
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Date:                 24 Jan 2010
Time:                 14:06:08

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Stationed at Udorn RTAF, 432 Security Police Sq.6/69 till 6/70, Tiger Flight sitting in bunkers or up in a tower on the perimeter road. I went TDY to Nam Phong before the Marines got there and called it 'the Rose Garden'. I haven't found any mention of that period anywhere on the net. It was really only an airstrip then. We only had about 6 cops, 1 fireman, one cook, a TSGT for the Base CO, 1 medic (Air America) and about 15 Thai Guards. We slept in mobile homes, had a chow hall with good food brought in from Udorn and a clubhouse filled with liquor, good music and a pool table.
  i went back to Udorn after the TDY and worked Alpha Flight until the end of my tour. I was there whe the F-4 lost it's hydraulics and landed on the AFTN building.
  If any body else remembers this time, drop me a line.
                                            Mike

 
Name:                 Chuck Wagner
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Date:                 17 Jan 2010
Time:                 19:37:41

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I was in the Navy from 12/61 to 4/66. I was a REMF on board the USS Benner DD-807. We shelled Vietnam a total of 3 times (once we shelled them back to back after taking on additional ammo). After each shelling we would head for the Gulf of Tonkin to refueled helo's from our fantail.  I made 2 westpac cruises and Vietnam was one of our stops each cruise. The war had not reached it's peak when I was in the service and my ships primary duties where anti submarine warfare. This is where I spent 90% of my time. During the shelling of vietman I was the one on the radio with the spotter plane. I would also spend some of my time on watch working with our ELINT equipment (spy). Especially during the refuelings. We had on file most of the planes, ships and subs and missles that were a concern to us. We were able to tell them apart by the different signals they put out be it engine, radio, radar or other. I have the Vietnam Service Metal based on what little we did during our westpac cruises. To this day, I have never considered myself a veitnam veteran, However the Navy does. I never had to go though what the brave men did when returning from Vietman. I wasn't called a baby killer or any of the other nasy comments made by people who were lied to by the press and others.

 
Name:                 George Toriello
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Email:               
gtoriello1@verizon.net
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Date:                 09 Jan 2010
Time:                 10:40:42

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First of all, welcome home to all here! Excellent site! My proudest REMF memory: During our first deployment, our battalion, MCB-5, completed the China Beach R&R Center, Da Nang, summer of '67. My primary responsibility, as a lineman, was constructing/maintaining power grids at various facilities. Our camp, Camp Adnair, was literally on a beach! It was REMF paradise! However, our second deployment to Dong Ha Combat Base, Quang Tri Province, I Corps, 12/67 to 7/68, was quite the opposite since we were in range of NVA artillery from above and within the 'Z', not to mention the rocket and mortar attacks. In all, we lost 5 Seabees KIA and couple of dozen WIA. Then there was TET...

That's one REMF story.

CE-3 George Toriello, USNMCB-5

 
Name:                 Mike Kirk
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Date:                 09 Jan 2010
Time:                 02:35:52

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A CO 2/47th (Mech) Infantry 9th Inf. Div. RVN 67/68
Remember "Jody" the civilian back home that was always stealing away your Girlfriends.lol.Well "REMFs" were considered by us to be the "Lucky Bros" just like "Jody" When we needed to bitch about something we always used you bros because we were jealouse and would of Traded with you guys in a Heartbeat ...No Hurt was ever intended that I could see but I'm sorry to hear about how you Bros felt....Were all Brothers Man!..WELCOME HOME BRO!!!!

 
Name:                 Curtis L. Ward
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Date:                 25 Dec 2009
Time:                 19:29:01

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Ft. Ord BCT, Sep.67, Tuy Hoa SEAsia, Apr.1968-69. MOS, 63H20, Supported the 173rd Airborne, Supply/Service/Evac. ETSd Jun.1970. Lots of fire support on the rock of the pissin' gorilla, if any of you remember, including Vung Ro Bay send me an e-mail.

 
Name:                 kevin abbott
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Date:                 24 Dec 2009
Time:                 20:44:39

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was station at 7th RRFS  FROM 1968-1969, AVN SECTION.
also station in RVN.
AT THE FOLOWING UNITS;
138th AVN CO  (RR)
146TH AVN CO (RR)
1TH AVN CO (RR0
ALSO IN THE STATES WITH THE FOLLOWING UNITS
USAASA CO (AVN) TWICE.
RET FROM ARMY IN 1984...
THANKS FOR SITE....
 

 
Name:                 ZARA J DAVIS
Web_Site:             http://
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Date:                 20 Dec 2009
Time:                 05:10:19

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GREAT SITE BOB I LIKED THE REPLAY YOU GAVE JOHN HAMM  I AM A veitnam vateran  was sent tdy from pope afb nc jan 1968 till apr 1968 . was stationed at clark afb ph may 1968 till july 1970 made 4 tdys to vietnam . but thanks to the usaf doing away with all records of tdys and travl pay records there is no way i can prove any of it.I all so have the vsm and the vcm  awards i also have the republic of vietnam gallantry cross with palm.but va says they not prove of being feet on the ground of vietnam .If any one out there  knows me hope you can help usaf  oct    1960 till retired may 1982 been there but can't prove it

 
Name:                 RICHARD M ELMORE
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Date:                 14 Dec 2009
Time:                 00:36:12

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was at UDORN AFB WITH 13TFS INOCT67 OCT68 WORK IN PHASE DOCKS F4D ACFT

 
Name:                 Ray Fisher
Web_Site:            
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Date:                 09 Dec 2009
Time:                 21:53:19

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I served in Udorn in early 1964, and Bangkok in 1965.
I served a 9month TDY tour in Nha Trang in late 1966 with
1st Sig Bde. I again served a 1 year tour in Chu Lai, RVN
from Oct 1967- Oct 1968, yes through TET. Just about everyone in Vietnam then saw some action.
I was then assigned to the 558th S&S bn in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, from Dec 1968 until Jul 1969. I was then reassigned to the 379th Sig Bn. at Camp Samae, Thailand
in Jul 1969 until 19 Nov 1970.
Having been "in country" and an REMF, I am glad that the guys in Okinawa, Guam, Manila, Yokusca,Tachikawa were able to send us food fuel, ammunition, Radios, medicine etc.
A lot of troops here in the US worked long and hard hours so we could at least eat. Thank God for whomever sent us Mosquito nets. Great site.
By the way I married a Thai lady in 1969 and we're still
together.
Sawasdee

 
Name:                 Vernon Kerksieck
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Date:                 04 Dec 2009
Time:                 13:36:18

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 I was  at Hickman 61/64, England La 64,TDY Danang 65,Bien HOA 65 Nha trang 66/67 wit tdy at Phan rang, Yokota 68, Plieku 69 and Utapoa 70 when I got out of service.Anyone in supply POL a/c refueling would like to chat.
 

 
Name:                 Richard A Zachary
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Date:                 24 Nov 2009
Time:                 09:43:15

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Looking for anyone from Clark AB 6200 FMS 67-68.
Found Lane Robert and John Sindoni.
Please contact me. We aren't getting younger.
Zac
zac451@gmail.com


 
Name:                 wilner gene tittle
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Date:                 22 Nov 2009
Time:                 01:20:09

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was in 442TC 1970-1971

 
Name:                 Gary Cates
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Date:                 15 Nov 2009
Time:                 21:33:37

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Served MCB5 in 72 in Operation Rose Garden/Nam Phong building hooches,headwalls around culverts,guard towers in the Ammo dump,and runway repair after the after burners blew holes in it. Have filed and been denied AO claim for cancer,funny no grass or bushes grew there it was all just bare dirt. Looking for others from there with AO claims that may have some knowledge of it's use there.I pounded nails and poured concrete there. Also looking for anyone that has knowledge as to what types of wood(green Mahagony:sap) we used there and it's effect on the skin. Outside of not knowing what dangers were around us till recently it was just a hot,dusty,wet place that was as close to Ho's trail as we could get without invading Laos.   

 
Name:                 Reginald Truss
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Date:                 08 Nov 2009
Time:                 22:16:38

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Was TDY to Takhli and Korat Thailand in 1964-65 with the 80th Tac Ftr Sq.  Became diabetic in June of 2008.  My doctors think it might be because of Agent Orange.  Thanks for this website for the information on the subject, it may help me with my claim.

 
Name:                 sherrie  zetty kiser
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Date:                 05 Nov 2009
Time:                 22:03:37

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MY DADDY SERVED IN VIETNAM. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY. IM SORRY FOR ALL THE HURT AND SHAME OTHERS BROUGHT UPON YOU IN THERE IGNORANCE! MY DADDY WAS WILLIE ZETTY! THANKS AGAIN!

 
Name:                 Charlene Steele
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Email:               
CSTEELE@GT.RR.COM
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Date:                 04 Nov 2009
Time:                 15:39:24

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I have never served in any war but to those who have I salute you!  You are the true American Hero in my book.  Most of you didn't ask to go but you did because of the character you had and who you were.  No one wants to go to war, I don't want my sons to go but if they chose to do so I will stand behind them 100% like I did my brother who went to Vietnam.  Ladies and gentlemen, you are my hero and for what you did for me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Proverbs 3:5,6

 
Name:                 paul leyendecker
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pleyendecker@yahoo.com
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Date:                 31 Oct 2009
Time:                 13:13:17

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was in udorn 1974-1975 in the 1974 com squ. served most of time at swithc board  and then at the oddisey house. hoping to hear from you . rik melgren ray dutel and bob mccarthy  among others whom i remember

I also remember #1 being the best if you were #10 GI you better watch your back comming out of the clubs down town.... anyone remember DANG she was about 5"5' short black hair........
 

 
Name:                 Ken Gray
Web_Site:            
http://qidigest.com
Email:                Kgray2@nyc.rr.com
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Date:                 26 Oct 2009
Time:                 20:49:49

Comments:

Wonderful job.  I was at Ramussan from '73-'74, Viet Lingy.
Excellent work on Agent Orange/other chemicals.  I remember the clouds of spray, probably DDT, done virtually indiscriminately.

Very heart-felt rendition of the story of the abused Thai girl in Bui Doi.  Where is the second half?  It would make a great movie.  Thanks
 

 
Name:                 gary lindvay
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Email:               
gmalindvay@sbcglobal.net
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Date:                 10 Oct 2009
Time:                 14:10:37

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i served in seabees in 1962 1963 lost touch i miss every one .we built airstrip in nakhon phanom,thai.called the secret war.i used can do sririt or tried most all my life.im 65 losing friends every day.to all my buddies and ladies gods speed.

 
Name:                 Don Tucker
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
LJCST@Comcast.net
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Date:                 08 Oct 2009
Time:                 19:28:02

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I served with the 442 signal bat. 7th RRFS on Udorn Thailand from May 68 to Mar 69.  We were on a small Army compound about a mile southeast of the Airbase.  Like so many of us vets in Thailand I was exposed to AO and  am fighting the VA for benefits.  Unfortunately my 61 year old memory is somewhat faulty and would appreciate it greatly if there is anyone out there who served at the same time and remembers our coumpound suroundings getting sprayed with AO shortly after the attack on Udorn AB.

 
Name:                 Robert Williams
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
robwilliams810@yahoo.com
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Date:                 07 Oct 2009
Time:                 23:43:25

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7th RRFS 1971-1972, SP6, 98C.  Great site, especially appreciate the comments in the guest book.  Does anyone remember Gerry Carstarphen?

 
Name:                 peter bogle
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
bogie48@gmail.com
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Date:                 06 Oct 2009
Time:                 19:55:06

Comments:

I was at phan rang,  35fms electric shop dec.67-dec,68
 

 
Name:                 Clyde A. Widener, Jr. ( Buck)
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
kelly.widener@yahoo.com
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Date:                 21 Sep 2009
Time:                 10:54:42

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I am trying to file a claim with the VA for my husband.  He was in the 369th signal batl. at signal mtn. (Monkey Hill)from Dec.16, 1968 to Dec.17,1969.  A man was was taken to the C.O. office and died in the C.O. office.  He can remember the last name but not the first. 
Please Help

 
Name:                 Danny C
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Date:                 31 Aug 2009
Time:                 18:36:16

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Greetings from an Iraq REMF! Thanks for your sharing your memories with the world - this is a great website!

 
Name:                 gary goodrich
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Email:               
orbie@psouth.net
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Date:                 30 Aug 2009
Time:                 18:40:02

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LOOKING for any GI that was in the 207th Signal Company,Tropospheric,/379th Signal Battalion from 1967 to 1968 ,at CAMP FRIENDSHIP......Iwas in the 442nd signal,strattcom,camp friendship 1967 to 1968,,I was a truck driver in the motor pool, hauled all over thialand...

 
Name:                 Jim Petty
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Email:               
ajpetty2@juno.com
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Date:                 27 Aug 2009
Time:                 22:24:54

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Greeting everyone. Welcome Home. I served with the 377th Security Police Sq. at Bien Hoa RVN from 1972-73 then on to Korat AB until the end of 73. I would like to re-connect with any of you who were there. I also have read the comments concerning Agent Orange exposure. I just recently received my disability from the VA because of my exposure to AO. For you folks who are trying to claim your diabetic claim for exposure in Thailand. At Korat, and other based we used it all over the place especially at the end of the runways, and around the bomb dumps. So when they tell you it was not used there just remind them of all the empty 55 gallon drums we used for bunkers and BBQ grills what do you think was in them things at one time, especially the ones with the orange stripe.  Take care folks and hang in there with the VA claims its also helps to have the AL,VFW, and AmVet working with you on your claims. Jim Petty

 
Name:                 Harold (John) Johnston
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
suejj@fullnet.net
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Date:                 25 Aug 2009
Time:                 16:30:30

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Ran across this site looking for info on Agent Orange usage in Korat and Ubon Thailand. Worked MMS both places and know of agent orange being used on munitions delivery routes but unable to furnish enough proof to substantiate a benefits claim. I know there must be a lot of individuals out there who have the same problem. But thanks for the site and the interesting letters of the after thoughts on tours of duty. Very interesting...

 
Name:                 Tommy (Sully) Sullivent
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
tsullivent71744@yahoo.com
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Date:                 03 Aug 2009
Time:                 15:39:08

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I served as a communications specialist with Det 3 6994th Secutity Sqdn. at RTAFB NKP, Thailand from June 1971 to June 1972.  Prior to that I served at RAF Chicksands, England  (6950th SS) from November 1968 to June 1971.  Would love to hear from anyone stationed at these two bases, whether you recall me or not.   SULLY
 

Name:                 LnddMiles
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Email:               
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Date:                 27 Jul 2009
Time:                 08:10:58

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Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
that I have really liked reading your blog posts. Anyway
I´┐Żll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

 
Name:                 JOHN SAPPINGTON
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Email:               
JOHNSAPPINGTON@MYBLUELIGHT.COM
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Date:                 26 Jul 2009
Time:                 17:19:09

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I WORKED IN BOMB DUMP AT U TAPOW FROM 1968 TO 1969 IWAS 635TH. MMS. SAW NEW LAND BUILT,I WAS THERE WHEN BOMB DUMP WENT UP. BUT WHAT IM LOOKING FOR IS ANYONE THAT WENT TDY TO OKINAWA IN SEP. 1968
 

 
Name:                 Gene Speed
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Email:               
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Date:                 17 Jun 2009
Time:                 18:52:18

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I am glad someone put in print what I have been thinking all these years. I was drafted in 1968 and took basic training in Ft Dix New Jersey. I had no idea where I was going to wind up but I went. I was lucky enough to get in a Military I ntelligence unit in Long Binh. And I don't regret for one minute going and I would go again. Sp4 Gene Speed  
 

 
Name:                 Tom Coomes
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Email:               
tom.coomes@yahoo.com
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Date:                 13 Jun 2009
Time:                 08:00:11

Comments:

I was at Cam Rahn Bay 1969 to 1970. USAF Security Police. A REMF
 


Name:                 Robert L. Davis
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
rlkdavis@canetmail.com
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Date:                 10 Jun 2009
Time:                 01:32:39

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I served with the 3rdRRU/175RRGP from April 1966 to April 1967. I am looking for Walt Chisolm from Franklin, Ky and Arthur V. Klein from Philly.


Name:                 Robert Johnson
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
Robersabel@aol.com
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Date:                 09 Jun 2009
Time:                 15:52:57

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I submitted a claim of disability in 2006 for Agent Orange exposure at Korat AB, Thailand leading to cancer, and precancer to the larynx.

Today, I received a denied response.

Comments?


Name:                 Jeffrey Knable
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
cusefan51@hotmail.com
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Date:                 08 Jun 2009
Time:                 15:58:13

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I spent 2 tours at the 7th RRFS between 1973 and 1976 and I am the only member of my family with type 2 diabetes


Name:                 Seid Waddell
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
seidwaddell@hotmail.com
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Date:                 25 May 2009
Time:                 13:27:07

Comments:

620th TCS, Son Tra (Monkey Mountain) 7/70 - 7/71
Weapons Controller


Name:                 Al Infante
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
alex2245@comcast.net
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Date:                 22 Apr 2009
Time:                 18:00:49

Comments:

Thanks for your website. I was at NKP for a 60day TDY from
May66 thru July66 and now have diabetes type 2. My appeal has been denied, but I remain hopeful that someday our government will acknowledge our service.


Name:                 Trish Schiesser
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
Clara19126@msn.com
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Date:                 06 Apr 2009
Time:                 18:39:18

Comments:

My book, "These Guys: Cold War Stories Told by Cold War Warriors" is to be published in late April. I am having a pre-publication sale of this 790 page book re the USAFSS, intelligence communications, VN, etc., stories, for $24.00, includes shipping and handling. If you wish to purchase one at the pre-publication price please send $24.00 check to OLD LIEUTENANT PRESS, and mail to OLD LIEUTENANT PRESS, One Harbor Court, Ste. 19D, Portsmouth, VA. You should receive your book in aprox. three weeks.
 


Name:                 Jerry West
Web_Site:             http://
Email:                wwwest(
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Date:                 28 Mar 2009
Time:                 13:03:20

Comments:

Great sight, Looking for dates of rocket attacks during summer
of 1969 DaNang that killed four airman, relly need dates for VA claim. If you can help please do!!!


Name:                 Leon Mullen
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
KXL415SH@BellSouth.Net
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Date:                 26 Mar 2009
Time:                 13:32:12

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As an Army draftee Sp4 with a college BA and MOS73A10, I was assigned to MACV as a Clerk at Long Binh.  I really suffered; the AC was set at 65 degrees year round in both my work and sleeping billets- I dang nearly froze to death! Eating steak and ice cream every day got old. To relieve the boredom, I would occasionally hop on a huey and visit a FOB. I honestly believe the US grunts hated me more than they hated the VC. "In the Rear with the Beer, War is Hell!


Name:                 Jim West
Web_Site:            
Email:               
jamfest62@yahoo.com
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Date:                 15 Mar 2009
Time:                 20:17:49

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Just stopped in. last time on was dec 05. I saw Larry shaffer and Bill Klnk have signed on since then. I was with 56sos at Udorn (water pump ) 68 - 69. Was up country all that time . Larry come up a few times to fix T-28s Bill was a tin bender taht worked some of the lima sites in the barrell. I was radio operator on a jeep up country and sometimws in Vientiane.  Watti air port Ha Haaa  Fun times with Air America, CAS and the Thai T-28 drivers. yea and our guys.  Thanks and welcome home to all that served.  your pal   JW

 
Name:                 peter c nardolillo
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
mnardolillo2@nycap.rr.com
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Date:                 28 Feb 2009
Time:                 08:57:33

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i was stationed at camp books vn 67-68 as a clerk(supply) also considered a remf by some but to me who went through a few mortar and rocket attacks some very close,well it pisses me off because i volunteered to go to khe sahn and for the rifle co.x-mas eve a mortar round came through our roof and almost took my balls off and didn't blow up so when i talk to grunts and i tell them i was in flc they  sorta just say oh,but fuck them,i gave my all and so did every one else who was sent their. great site and semper fi! from a remf who considers himself a combat vet

 
Name:                 pete chmielewski
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
peteski69@msn.com
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Date:                 14 Feb 2009
Time:                 09:13:32

Comments:

was at UT 1971  to 1976  OMS Team 12  "gardella gorilla's"

 
Name:                 David Minnich
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
dave.a.minnich@skf.com
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Date:                 01 Feb 2009
Time:                 14:19:23

Comments:

nice to see some of use have made it into this digital age and rediscovering our past.   WOW - we were really there...

 
Name:                 Dave Criss
Web_Site:            
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzey07q9/thecrissfamily4/
Email:                dhcriss@verizon.net
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Date:                 13 Jan 2009
Time:                 23:02:47

Comments:

Bob,
Very good job. Brings back old memories. Hope you will check out my web page. Please e-mail me and I will give you info on Gary Engler, and how to get into my restricted page.
Dave Criss
REMF Jan 68-Jan 69
Det 4 6922nd "F Troop", Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

 
Name:                 Gabriel B.Madrid
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Email:               
madrid.is.gabriel@gmail.com
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Date:                 09 Jan 2009
Time:                 12:44:14

Comments:

Thanks for the memories, looking for any one assisgned to 523rd Amb. Det. out of Korat, we did not spend a lot of time at Korat mostly TDY on convoy, from down south to way up north.like to hear from anyone who belonged to those convoys, I think part of them were 519th Transport and other
units I really don't know
Respectfully
Gabriel B.Madrid (spec.4-91B20)(
madrid.is.gabriel@gmail.com)

 
Name:                 Gary Goodrich
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
orbie@psouth.net
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Date:                 20 Dec 2008
Time:                 09:53:21

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NEED HELP:::I was in the ARMY.29Th SIGNAL GROUP(LONG LINES)442nd STRATCOM, CAMP FRIENDSHIP,KORAT,Thia, motor pool, 1967-1968, looking for any other GI that came out of the 442nd mess hall next to the motter pool, in 67-or68, a Gi was Electrocuted and fell dead  about 10 feet in front of us, need the name or truck unit he was in he was a E-4, he must of hit the top wire and knocked him out of the bucket,any info will help me on my P.T.S.D. claim, this mees hall was the 29th Signal Group head Quarters long lines Battation, Thanks 
orbie@psouth.net

 
Name:                 Stan Hutchison
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
nighthawksh@msn.com
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Date:                 16 Dec 2008
Time:                 16:52:19

Comments:

just checking back in. Haven't visited for awhile.


 
Name:                 ChuckNorton
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Email:               
ammochief22@hotmail.com
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Date:                 14 Dec 2008
Time:                 09:50:13

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I am very active in assisting my fellow vets in preparing claims being submitted to the VA for "Earned" benefits.  In that capacity, I am well aware of the difference the VA places on benefits for "boots on the ground" Vietnam vets and those who served during the Vietnam Era.  Personally, I feel that any vet who served in the Area Of Operations (AO) who has contracted any of the 11 diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange should be give the same treatment/benefits as those who served "In Country".  I served at Cam Rahn Bay, AB, Vietnam followed by a tour at Utapao, AB, Thailand.  I was a "Munitions" troop...
  Chuck Norton
  CMSGT, USAF, Ret
  Veterans Advocate

 
Name:                 doc raynes
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Email:               
hanabil3@core.com
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Date:                 05 Dec 2008
Time:                 21:29:13

Comments:

assigned to rose garden 1971 with usnmcb5. looking for agent orange patients like myself and would love to hear their stories

 
Name:                 Don H.
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
gigmasterd@yahoo.com
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Date:                 15 Nov 2008
Time:                 15:06:20

Comments:

Hi Bob.  Just cruised in.  Was reading your convo and just had to make a stop here.  Bob you do outstanding work.  I am so looking forward to rummaging about your site to see the gems that my gut tells me are there to discover.
Don H.

Don H.
SFC
NKP
67-68
Zorro Crew Chief
Those were the days; I know because I counted every single one of them, each day opening up the small door at the rear of the T-28 fuselage, and crossing off yesterday with my pencil, and writing in how many days I had to go.  About a foot or two beyond the current number, I wrote the two words we all respected, "Bag Drag."

 
Name:                 FELIX GAWLIK
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Email:               
fgawlik@yahoo.com
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Date:                 15 Nov 2008
Time:                 05:01:36

Comments:

I stumbled on your website by accident and nearly hit the floor!  I too served as your counterpart in the Army Security Agency and was stationed at Ramasun Station in 1970-71. I was hard to fight back the tears is I read your reflections and memories of "rear eschelon" service and the associated feelings of rejection by our brothers in arms not to mention the rejection from our own friend and neighbors upon our return to the world.

After reading the few sections I knew I had to get a hard copy but have not been able to find one so far.  If possible
could you direct me in finding one.

Thanking you in advance,

Felix Gawlik
SP/5 USASA 69-72
518 Poinsettia Ave
Lehigh Acres, Fl  33972
email: 
fgawlik@yahoo.com


 
Name:                 Glenn Eckfeld
Web_Site:            
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UdornVets/
Email:                glenne@columbus.rr.com
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Date:                 28 Oct 2008
Time:                 00:21:25

Comments:

7th Radio Research Field Station Udorn, Thailand
Ramasan Station 1967
Cover name for the Army Security Agency...we also had the USAFSS.  SSG E-6 COMMCENTER.
Great Duty..Great Tour.  Aslo served in Saigon, Seoul & Okinawa.  ETS 4-68
Keep up the good work Bob, nice site.
Glenn

 
Name:                 JOHN LEWIS
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
lewisjohnny10@yahoo.com
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Date:                 24 Oct 2008
Time:                 01:49:44

Comments:

served 562 camp vayama 8/23/69-8/23/70

 
Name:                 SSGT Walter Herron
Web_Site:            
http://noputpa@yahoo.com
Email:                noputpa@yahoo.com
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Date:                 25 Sep 2008
Time:                 16:06:43

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Like to talk with anyone from 432CSGP, Udorn,1971-72. Ilived at the Super Thai Hut, and Bowled  for the Carl Maley Travel Agency. Looking for Thai Lady by the name of NOK from the Super Thai Hut. Very important, Thanks , W.Herron

 
Name:                 Shelly J. Webb
Web_Site:             http://
Email:               
shelly.webb@comcast.net
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Date:                 20 Sep 2008
Time:                 16:51:01

Comments:

A friend told me about this site. I joined the Army in Aug of 69 and went to basic Nov 69. I finally retired Dec 93 as an MP 1sg. I served in Okinawa 70-71 with the 895th MP CO and the 62 MP CO. I served in Thailand at Camp Samesan with the 281st MP CO 72-73. Went back to Thailand and served with the 13th MP CO from 74-76. Like so many of you and countless others , just went and served where they sent me. Seems that any time someone asks me where I served they have something negative to say and move on. Nice to know there are those out here that understand. I'm so tired of being looked down on and P----ed on so to speak. The bitterness