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Name:                 Captain John (Davis) Jones

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Email:                brown0318@comcast.net

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Date:                 28 Jan 2015

Time:                 18:49:24

 

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I was at Udorn RAFB from 1967-1968 as A recon pilot. Came back stateside 69-70 trained in the blackbird program then went back 71-72.Worked in Macv sog Till 1972. Anyone elese there at those times doing any of this? 2 of my reletives got AO. One is dead&the other is just maybe after all these yrs. getting A settlllement.




Name:                 Charles R Bob Stout

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Date:                 23 Jan 2015

Time:                 17:16:15

 

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Utapao Thailand Engine shop. 1971/1972 From and living in Ohio. Retired USAF 1988 Last duty RAAF Richmond, Richmond Australia.




Name:                 Willie (gip) gibson

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Date:                 23 Jan 2015

Time:                 14:15:38

 

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Looking for munitions maintain spec stationed a ubon 1970 or nkp 1971 and and korat tdo ammo  1973  need statement we worked near perimeter ammo dump (AMMO )




Name:                 David Cody

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Email:                dcodypcolafl@gmail.com

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Date:                 16 Jan 2015

Time:                 09:44:23

 

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Ubon Looking for info on Sapper attack at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand after Sept72 and before Sept73 needed for VA. I was a Crew Chief on AC130A Spectre Gunships at Ubon and later (75-86) at Duke Field, Florida as an ART. Please send any info on the sapper attack to my Email dcodypcolafl@gmail.com



Name:                 S/Sgt Ismael Gonzales

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Date:                 15 Jan 2015

Time:                 11:29:40

 

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I was stationed at CCK Taiwan from 1966-67. Worked in the sheet metal shop (314th FMS - C130's) Anyone remembers me, contact me.   




Name:                 David blades

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Date:                 11 Jan 2015

Time:                 14:19:18

 

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 I was stationed at Udorn June 71-june 72 and dec 73-april 74. I was in the 432nd supply sq.I was in POL,refueled planes.Anyone want to get in touch, By all means,




Name:                 Robert [Bob ] Barnes  SSGT

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Date:                 11 Jan 2015

Time:                 10:21:07

 

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Stationed at cck in 67 and 68. I was a crew chief on C130E aircraft. I was tdy most of the time to Udorn, Thailand, crew chief on a ABCCC [Talking Bird]. Looking for anyone who might remember me




Name:                 Jim Dinger

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Date:                 23 Dec 2014

Time:                 21:58:59

 

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Just wanted to wish all my brothers and sisters a Merry CHRISTmas and prosperous New Year!  8th AMS Sensors (Operation Igloo White)  6/70 - 6/71     Ubon RTAFB

Jim Dinger  (Former SSgt.)  USAF 1968 - 1972  God bless you all!




Name:                 Ronnie Kell, Msgt. USAF Ret

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Date:                 17 Dec 2014

Time:                 21:43:21

 

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Looking for anyone stationed at Viking,Det6 621st TCS Mukdahan, Thailand 4 Aug 67 til 4 Aug 68. I was there that time frame A3C straight from Tech School. Retired 1988 living in Tenn.




Name:                 sheron alexander

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Date:                 11 Dec 2014

Time:                 11:48:06

 

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I am looking for any that would have known SSGT Sidney Broussard. Went to Taiwan in 1965.




Name:                 Gary Webber

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Email:                oldtimingguy49@gmail.com

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Date:                 04 Dec 2014

Time:                 08:08:53

 

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I was stationed at Udorn RTAFB 1970- 1971. I was an Inertial Navigation and Radar Systems Repairman in the 432nd AMS. In 2007 I had a Quad By-Pass ( Ischemic Heart Disease) and I have been battling Prostate Cancer for almost 3 years now.  During my Radical Cystectomy Surgery some of my Cancer got loose so I now have Advanced Prostate Cancer. All of my Healthcare has been at the VA . I am very grateful for the care they have given me but it seems there are TWO VA's. The Health Care System and the Administrative ( Disability Claims) System. I  filed for Disability 2 1/2 years ago and I was, of course, initially DENIED. I am now in the Appeals Process. As all of you Air Force guys who where stationed in Thailand know, WE WERE ALL ON THE PERIMETER at one time or another, so this is all BS on the part of the VA. I was sent to Udorn as a 3 Level and my NCOIC wasn't very happy about that, thus I was detailed out for almost every detail they could think of or create. I was an Augmentee Security Guard, I specifically remember being on the Perimeter at night. I did Barrier Alert duty also. There are, of course, no records. Later , I went on to be an A.R.T at Selfridge ANGB, (927th CAMS) and at Duke Field FLA (919th) I did almost 14 years Active and Reserve in the USAF. My best friend during my first 4 years was Pete Minier. We were stationed together everywhere ( including Udorn ) for our 4 years active duty in the AF. Pete apparently , committed Suicide in the mid 80s , thus, I cannot get any buddy letters. It is my opinion that we Thailand AF Vets are NOT going to WIN any Disability Claims without an Attorney. I highly recommend after your Initial Denial that you guys HIRE an Attorney. I had several meetings with various VSOs and they're attitude towards Thailand AF Vets seems to be very poor. Giving an Attorney 20 percent of the accumulated back Disability ( if you ever get it) is, in my opinion, a bargain. The Air Force sprayed Herbicides everywhere on Thai AF Bases, the perimeter, the runways, the sidewalks, they roadways , and they know Damn well they did. Yet , the VA continues to treat us like Viet Nam War Step Childs. My Prognosis (survival) is at best 6-8 years and I'm not real sure I'll ever see any Disability. I just hope my Wife does. I would love to hear from any of you Guys that remember Me or Peter Minier. oldtimingguy49@gmail.com   Thank You for this Website.          




Name:                 Javier Jimenez

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Email:                familyjimon@hotmail.com

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Date:                 03 Dec 2014

Time:                 18:10:20

 

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I am from Spain and looking for my father.His name is Eddie Coleman.He had been in Thailand from july 1973 to july 1974. He was a Sgt. of the USAF( 635th security police sq.). If anyone here Know something about him please contact to me. 




Name:                 Curtis Switzer

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Date:                 17 Nov 2014

Time:                 14:39:18

 

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Served in the Air Force as a Jet Engine Technician in Udorn Thailand 68 - 70 time frame. I am trying find pictures of the area PM hangers, engine shop, F4 revetments, and the Trim Pads and Test cell for my VA claim. I would enjoy finding any of my old engine crew or those I worked with. God Bless you all and Thank you for serving.




Name:                 Ron Zimmer

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Email:                rszimmer@hotmail.com

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Date:                 11 Nov 2014

Time:                 10:17:42

 

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Was searching the internet for some guys I served with 432nd Supply Sq. Udorn RTAFB, 72-73. Found Joe Waudby. Very encouraging!



Name:                 Robert M. Bednar

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Date:                 11 Nov 2014

Time:                 13:46:21

 

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I am looking for anyone who may have served with my dad. He was stationed in Okinawa as a mechanic. (Sgt) I am uncertain of the years, but I believe he was there between 1968-1970. If anyone knew him, please reach out to me, as I have so many questions. Thank you. And God bless all of you who served so selflessly.




Name:                 Dick Seifert

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Date:                 07 Nov 2014

Time:                 01:27:24

 

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At NKP 68-69.  Worked 40th ARRS (HH-3e and HH-53)in autopilot.  Dealing with heart problems and got recent VA denial.  Enjoyed the site, brought back some good memories, anyone remember the bus ride from town and back to base and the f-you lizards?



Name:                 Michael Brown

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Date:                 15 Oct 2014

Time:                 13:55:32

 

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My father served at UBON Jan 69 to Jan 70 and Korat 75 and 76. He was a munitions specialist who traveled the roads outside of the bases daily to work the ammo dump and P.O.L. He is one of those seeking proof as required by the VA that he falls into the "direct exposure" class. What he needs is corroborating testimony from others in his field or similar duty assignments to confirm (or deny) his claim of the routes taken daily to his duty assignment and the proximity to these chemicals, which included daily travel outside of the perimeter.

Thank you,

Mike B.



Name:                 Tim Ulmen

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Date:                 14 Oct 2014

Time:                 10:54:35

 

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I am looking for vets that were in Mukdahan in 1969 who can prove we used herbicides at our site. thanks for this site




Name:                 Rick Nilson

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Date:                 10 Oct 2014

Time:                 16:21:43

 

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I was in Ubon Thailand in 1973-74 I worked on F-4 on the flight line and mainly in the hanger. Are there any other Air Force F-4 mechanic's out here that got agent orange ?



Name:                 Walter Troy

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Date:                 08 Oct 2014

Time:                 16:07:10

 

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I was stationed in Korat, RTAFB from 68-69, assigned to the 553rd Recon Wing, 554th Recon Squadron.  We were the "BatCats" flying many long hours over Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam.  I'm not sure what category we fit in but thought I'd put my two cents worth in.


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Note from the Viet-REMF webmaster:


Walter, I invite you (and all others) to visit the web site of the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood, Inc. of which I am a charter member.  There are a number of others in the TLCB who served with the Batcats.  Check out the web pages at

http://www.tlc-brotherhood.com and join the conversations on the Forum pages.  Consider becoming a member.  We are always looking for new members to bring on board.  You will certainly "fit" with us.



Name:                 Thomas Kirkham

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Date:                 26 Sep 2014

Time:                 17:27:58

 

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I was at U-Tapao in 1969-1970 and 1972-1973, Line Backer II.




Name:                 Jesaiah Stalnaker

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Date:                 26 Sep 2014

Time:                 01:56:39

 

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I was stationed in (Northern Thailand)Udon Thani RTAFB, in 1966, 630 Combat Support Group, 17th Tac Recon Sq; before there, I was TDY at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Dec 1965 - Mar 1966; 3-day stop-over at Tan Son Nhut AB, enroute to Udon Thani. I filed an Agent Orange Exposure Claim (Suffering from acute Chloracne and nodule skin lesions disorder) since 2009, and after a few exam, I have been waiting for my next appointment for 16 months. It seems they are waiting for us to die-off; but I will not quit, until this is settled. I have weathered this physical problem since 1967.




Name:                 bill wadsworth

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Date:                 21 Sep 2014

Time:                 20:45:32

 

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Stationed at Nkp thialand 1966 _1967. Looking for anyone who was there and has claim in for AO. I have nearly every symptom identified even the presumptive diseases of cardiac and diabetes. Fighting claims since 2008. Also looking for staff sargent mike kitchen. Please contact me




Name:                 phil derr

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Email:                philderr@windstream.net

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Date:                 11 Sep 2014

Time:                 21:51:07

 

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....looking for buddies in 1968-69 Korat 388th SPS......John Graham.....Ernie Lujan, others I can't remember many names.  I also remember a really good friend, Donald Harris, I think out of the 388th FMS....I think.....I lived in a bungalow along side another bungalow occupied by Harris (nickname-Rat) ...also another guy....Dwayne Horton...would love to hear from them/Phil derr




Name:                 eric getchell

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Date:                 06 Sep 2014

Time:                 14:05:53

 

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i was i northern thailand  in udon any else there sp/5 rick getchell



Name:                 Patrick Sydor

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Date:                 05 Sep 2014

Time:                 21:45:17

 

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I posted originally in 2008. I was stationed at Ko Kha Air Station near Lampang Thailand from 1973-1975. I was SPS patrolling the perimeter with guard duty also in the towers and M60 bunkers. I would like to find anyone else that was stationed at Ko Kha or knows someone who served there to swap stories and experiences.



Deborah: It appears your email address is incomplete.  Viet-REMF Webmaster



Name:                 deborah turner

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Email:                deborahturner42

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Date:                 01 Sep 2014

Time:                 18:20:08

 

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Looking for anyone who knew Capt. James Mack Turner. He was killed Dec.27 1972. B-52 PILOT at Utapao . Looking for anyone with pictures or stories. I am his daughter. Thank you Deb



Name:                 robert anderson

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Email:                robert@dtcweb.net

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Date:                 21 Aug 2014

Time:                 21:59:43

 

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Just stopped in again after a few months. Is there anyone out there who was in 635 MMS at Utapao from Jun 71 through Sep 72? Particularly looking for a few people; Kuhn, Blevins, Carney, Mars, Binkley or anyone who was in Escorts.  If anyone knows any one these gents please pass along my email from above and let them know I'm looking for some contact with them  Thanks.



Name:                 Tom Allemeier

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Date:                 20 Aug 2014

Time:                 04:17:07

 

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I think I was a typical REMF - truck driver on the Chu Lai base camp in 71-72.  My dad died about 10 years after I came back from Vietnam and I realized I had no idea what he had done in WWII.  I think he was a REMF, just like me.  I didn't have any war stories to brag about, but it was an interesting time for me, just like WWII had probably been an interesting time for my father.  Anyway, when my father died I decided to write down all that I could remember from my time in the Army.  Recently I went through those notes and compiled them into an ebook.  If you'd like to check it out, the title is:  Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War , and you can find it on Apple iBooks or Barnes & Noble.  Please, I am NOT trying to sell my book here.  Check it out and if you are interested and don't want to spend the two bucks, just email me and I'll send you a free copy.  I AM posting this because the vast majority of Vietnam Vets were just like me, but their stories are seldom told.  I think more people need to be aware of the true experiences of the majority of Vietnam Vets.  We've heard the stories of heroism, and we've been enthralled by them - now we need to hear the rest of the story.


[I could not agree more, Tom.  I'm glad you posted this.  Welcome Home!  - Viet REMF Webmaster]



Name:                 Art Mouton

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Date:                 16 Aug 2014

Time:                 11:34:33

 

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I was a super REMF.  Did basic at Polk in Feb 1969, went to AIT and Advanced AIT at Ft Lee, Va.  Received 76p2G3 MOS and RVN orders in August 1969 (same weekend as Woodstock).  Got to Oakland Army base and we all got diverted. Special order from POTUS reducing boots on the ground in RVN resulted in a short time period where no one was sent from OAB.  Ended up with 3d Cav at Ft Lewis where I ended up as the legal clerk for 3d Squadron from where I ETS'd.  I do like your website and have always wondered what difference a week or so would have made.



Name:                 John Sinica

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Date:                 10 Aug 2014

Time:                 15:19:38

 

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This is a great site. I was totally engrossed in all the postings to the Guest Book. I did 7 years active duty (4 USAG & 3 USA) and 7 years ANG and Air National Guard. Would be nice to contact some of those from Utapao RTNB between 10/74 to 12/75. Thanks for having a great site!




Name:                 Marty Lavens

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Date:                 06 Aug 2014

Time:                 22:36:56

 

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I am retired AF. Served from '67-'87. At UDORN '69-'70.Civil Engineering but as Barrier Alert, at the Red & White Shack on the perimeter fence on the Taxiway #2 road. AO is documented as being sprayed on the entire airfield and perimeter in '68, about 9 months before my arrival. We "caught" all the "battle damaged" and malfunctioning "Fighter Jets", F-4, F-100, F-105, etc., coming back from their bombing "runs" Look for court decisions regarding Thailand-AO-flight crews, aircraft mechanics, etc. Army Manual Reference on herbicide use. Read this: Agent Orange use was terminated November 26, 1971, so use 'herbicides' as defined in M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section C, paragraph 10a (http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21%5F1/mr/part4/subptii/ch02/ch02%5Fsecc.doc)

and 38 CFR 3.307(a)(6)(i). If you VSO, then find another. I have more than 500 pages of AO material and would be happy and honored to help anyone by sending you an email with these documents attached. I will not answer you emails other than sending you these documents as I am very sick also. I did about 2 years of research to get these and there is a lot more and recent info to be had online. Don't give up.




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

Time:                 17:01:55

 

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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.

 

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

        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.

        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.




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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

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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.

 



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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

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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 cr