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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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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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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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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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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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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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Email:                ernie18344@msn.com

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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

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                robert@dtcweb.net

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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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Email:                f150lower

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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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Email:                billie_williams@bellsouth.net

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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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Email:                shiftless@eaglecom.net

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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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Email:                davis641@ymail.com

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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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Email:                fuentes385@yahoo.com

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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

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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

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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

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Date:                 20 Aug 2013

Time:                 17:11:41

 

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




Name:                 David Finley

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Date:                 10 Jul 2013

Time:                 15:54:02

 

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




Name:                 John Fitzhugh

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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

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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

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Date:                 05 Jun 2013

Time:                 14:48:37

 

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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

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Date:                 03 Jun 2013

Time:                 12:03:31

 

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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

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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

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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

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Date:                 13 May 2013

Time:                 12:07:11

 

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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

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Date:                 03 Apr 2013

Time:                 02:41:53

 

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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

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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

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Date:                 22 Mar 2013

Time:                 23:22:18

 

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Name:                 Ray Boas

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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

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Email:                namastebarry46@gmail.com

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Date:                 12 Mar 2013

Time:                 08:26:03

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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  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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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Date:                 28 Jan 2013

Time:                 09:01:34

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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




Name:                 Ken  Sessions

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Email:                rksessions@gmail.com

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Date:                 11 Dec 2012

Time:                 17:29:16

 

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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

 

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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

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Date:                 03 Dec 2012

Time:                 17:24:01

 

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Name:                 jerry lakey

Web_Site:             http://

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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

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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

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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

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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

Web_Site:             http://home.comcast.net/~jerryd6818/

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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�s 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

Web_Site:             http://

Email:                Patphil@Comcast.net

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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

Web_Site:             http://

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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