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Guest Book Archive

June-December 1999

 

Jinx Springfield

Thursday, 12/30/99, 8:01 AM

 

Excellent pictures. Keep up the good work.

 

E-mail:

james.springfield@hqda.army.mil

 

 

JERRY A.

SCHMOTOLOCHA

Wednesday, 12/29/99, 8:18 PM

 

I LIKE IT BUT I LIKE TO SEE MORE PICTURES ESPECIALLY OF THE BLUES

IN THE FIELD. IF YOU NEED SOME PICTURES LET ME KNOW BUT MINE ARE

OF THE EARLY ERA '65-'66 KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OR RATHER THE

GREAT WORK. I WAS RTO WITH THE BLUES FOR CPT. CHUCK KNOWLEN

PLUS OTHERS. WE CAN WE WILL SMOKY (BLUE INDIA)

 

From:

LIVINGSTON, N.J.

E-mail:

smoky9cav@aol.com

 

 

Jo Mama

Wednesday, 12/15/99, 12:49 PM

 

Vietnam never happend your all crazy.

 

From:

Jo Mama's house

 

 

Randy Zahn

Tuesday, 12/14/99, 12:14 PM

 

Walker, Good job, mate. But I would expect no less from you. If ANYBODY is

interested in Reunion 2000 please contact me. It's gonna be a helluva party! As it

is the time of year, I want to wish everybody a very Happy Chanukah, Merry

Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2000. Welcome home guys.

 

From:

Kintore, Scotland

E-mail:

ZAHNCLAN@compuserve.com

 

 

Gary Wright

Saturday, 12/11/99, 6:19 PM

 

I like you site. I was with the 15th TC at Phouc Vinh 68-69. I had to keep your

blades turning.

 

From:

Mineola, Texas

E-mail:

gwright@lcii.net

 

 

Lad Vaughan

Saturday, 12/11/99, 8:19 AM

 

Writing to wish all Sky Trooper a safe and happy Holiday Season. Lad Vaughan -

President Las Vegas Chapter Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

 

From:

Las Vegas

E-mail:

cavlad31@aol.com

 

 

de de

Thursday, 12/9/99, 11:19 AM

 

 

 

Thursday, 12/9/99, 11:18 AM

 

Web Site:

dede

E-mail:

dede

 

 

de de

Thursday, 12/9/99, 11:17 AM

 

From:

dede

 

 

jasper teel

Tuesday, 12/7/99, 5:28 PM

 

hht 5/68-12/69 blackhawk 2 indy and long knife 2 charlie

 

From:

atwood ks

E-mail:

jjaspert@ruraltel.net

 

 

RANDY KEKAR

Sunday, 12/5/99, 7:54 PM

 

From:

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

E-mail:

Indy99@ccrtc.com

 

 

Larry Verner

Tuesday, 11/30/99, 3:51 PM

 

I just found your web sight. I dont know if anybody will remember me or not I was

in lift plt from Jan 70 till the unit came back to the world. I flew mostly with 39 Mike

Smith but some with mother,Sammy Hinch. I would love to hear from anybody

from good old C trp . Great job on the sight I realy love the pictures and am really

sorry i missed the reunion. Someome please let me know when the next one is.

 

From:

Tampa fla / wash dc.

E-mail:

Arialarry@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Entries: 259

 

Jim Kurtz

Saturday, 11/27/99, 7:46 AM

 

Quite a bit can be learned about Norm "Apache Red" Coons by reading

"Apache Sunrise" by Jerome M. Boyle. Jerry was Apache 24, a member of the

Weapons Platoon of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry. His book includes a

photograph of Norm Coons next to a downed Cobra. The caption reads: "My

only picture of Norm 'Red' Coons, loading his weapons, after our crash in

Cambodia, 11 June 1970. The book is in memory of two people, a classmate of

the authors and "Norman R. 'Red' Coons, my platoon leader and teacher who

taught me and so many other pilots how to survive and how to protect those

who depended on us. Norm lost his life when his civilian helicopter disintegrated

in flight over south Texas in July 1980." The book was available in paperback in

bookstores as recently as last weekend. The cover page says Ivy Books of New

York but the Library of Congres data says it was published in the US by

Ballantine Books, a division of Random House. I've already emailed Norm

Coons's sister that if she can't find a copy of the book, I'll mail her mine. For

everyone else, while the book is about Apache troop, former Cavaliers will find it

a good read, as Jerry Boyle captured a lot of the details we've all forgotten. Jim

Kurtz Apache Red/Cavalier 26 1970-71

 

From:

Fairfax, VA

Web Site:

N/A

E-mail:

kurtzes@erols.com

 

 

Myra J. (Coons)

Wood

Tuesday, 11/23/99, 3:48 PM

 

I am looking for guys who served with my brother in Vietnam from Sept. 1969

through Sept. 1970. His name was Norman R. Coons, with A Trp., 1st Sqdrn.,

9th Cav. 1st Air Cavalry Division. He was Squadron Standardization Instructor

Pilot - AH-1G, Maintenance Test Pilot - AH-1G and Weapons Platoon Leader.

Sadly, after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and leaving the Army in 1972,

he was killed in a civilian helicopter crash near Houston, Texas in 1980. I am

compiling information about him for the family and would like to hear from people

who served with him during his second tour. His military history follows: Warrant

Officer Flight School, Ft. Wolters (?) July 1966-April 1967; 128th Assault

Helicopter Company May 1967-May 1968; Helicopter Instrument Flight

Instructor, Ft. Rucker, AL April 1968-June 1969; Ah-1G Transition School, Ft.

Stewart, GA; 1st Air Cav., September 1969-September 1970; Basic training

Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Ft. Knox, KY November

1970-March 1972. Please e-mail me at mjw@mmmlaw.com. Thanks!! Myra

 

From:

Atlanta, Georgia

E-mail:

mjw@mmmlaw.com

 

 

thomas j.

harnisher

Sunday, 11/21/99, 4:34 AM

 

it's a good day to be alive.many thanks to the men of c troop 1/9 who helped me

survive my tour 68/69 it is an honor to have served in such a unit and to have

served with such courageous men. cavalier 16

 

From:

broad channel new york

E-mail:

t. harnisher@excite.com

 

 

James Hnizdil

Monday, 11/15/99, 6:54 PM

 

Searching for members of B/1/9 VN 69 - 70.

 

From:

California

E-mail:

loretta@pe.net

 

 

Jim Kurtz

Monday, 11/15/99, 10:09 AM

 

Jonesy - I finally was able to penetrate your guestbook at the new web address.

I've enjoyed exchanging memories of Tay Ninh with you and look forward to

more. Jim Kurtz Cavalier 26 (I think!) 1971

 

From:

Fairfax, VA

Web Site:

N/A

E-mail:

kurtzes@erols.com

 

 

Preston

Samuels

Sunday, 11/14/99, 7:41 PM

 

Served with the 1/9 in 1967-68 Mostly out of LZ English. Anyone remember me?

Please write.

 

From:

Houston Tx Now Baltimore Md

E-mail:

csam1918@aol.com

 

 

Frank Hoover

Wednesday, 11/10/99, 5:39 PM

 

Scout Platoon Leader F/8 Cav 1970-71 Blue Ghost 11

 

From:

Sebastian florida

E-mail:

fhoover@gate.net

 

 

Steve Brown

Thursday, 11/4/99, 7:54 PM

 

I was a Sp5 with C troop from Oct 68 to Oct 69. I worked as crew chief on the

Cobras and later as a TI. I was given the chance to fly as co-pilot on some

missions from which I developed a love for flying.

 

From:

Greeley, Co.

E-mail:

sbrown48@earthlink.net

 

 

tom merrifield

Wednesday, 11/3/99, 5:36 PM

 

i served with the 1/9 in 1966-67. most of my time i flew out of lz two bits or lz

english

 

From:

marion, iowa

E-mail:

tommerri@ia.net

 

 

tom merifield

Wednesday, 11/3/99, 5:22 PM

 

 

Vincent Nelson

Wednesday, 11/3/99, 4:00 PM

 

I have been looking for something for a long time. I was a member of Charlie

Troop from Mar 69 - Mar 70. Spent some time as Cavalier 50 at LZ Buttons, but

most of my time as huey pilot. Looked at the reunion photos and recognized

some faces. Walker is doing a great job. MAHALO!! (hawaiian for THANKS!)

Brings back memories.

 

From:

Honolulu, Hawaii

E-mail:

vnelson@hcjdc.state.hi.us

 

 

Gary R Rogney

Sunday, 10/31/99, 3:54 PM

 

With C Trp Oct 70 to Stand down in 71. Scouts then went over to Weapons.

Capt Sellers was the Plt Leader. New just about all of the folks on the web site.

Dam it has been years. Was with A Trp from Nov 65 to Feb 67.

 

From:

Rineyville Ky

Web Site:

Fort Knox JROTC

E-mail:

elrog@gte.net

 

 

Dave Yensan

Saturday, 10/30/99, 7:01 AM

 

Is there also a B troop site? I was assigned to the Airfield Command at An Khe

in 11/67 to 11/68. We didn't have any birds and Maj Rex Miller had me flying

H-13s for B troop for a couple of months to get my flight time in. GREAT FUN.

 

From:

Aberdeen, MD

E-mail:

dyensan@flash.net

 

 

Robert

Andrews

Friday, 10/29/99, 3:55 PM

 

Great to see some pictures of the blues on the web page. The Blues patch

looks real nice and glad to see it turned out so well.

 

From:

Brookville In

E-mail:

robert.andrews@cnz.com

 

 

Tom Criser

Wednesday, 10/27/99, 6:21 PM

 

It's great to look back with those who were there.

 

From:

Ft. Mohave Arizona

E-mail:

tlca@ctaz.com

 

 

CHUCK

KNOWLEN

Wednesday, 10/27/99, 4:31 PM

 

YOU HAVE DONE WELL ON YOUR WEB SITE. I WAS THE BLUE PLATOON

LEADER FROM 64'-66'. I FORMED THE PLATOON AND TRAINED IT AT FT

BENNING AND TOOK IT ON THE ADVANCE PARTY TO RVN IN 65' IR IS

NICE TO SEE THE EFFORT YOU HAVE PUT IN TO THE PROJECT SO FAR.

 

From:

HOLDEN, MAINE

E-mail:

BLUE6566@AOL.COM

 

 

Bill Frazer

Wednesday, 10/27/99, 12:49 PM

 

Walker you're doing a great job with this website. Having served in A & C troops

(70-71) my loyalty and pride is equally distributed with both units, 1/9th, and the

Cav in general. I've got the A troop webpage, you've got C troop, now we need to

get the rest of the 1/9th units on the ball. You're a hero and a gentleman. May

the Lord bless you.

 

From:

Earth

Web Site:

Unofficial A Troop Homepage

E-mail:

bfsales@earthlink.com

 

 

Barry Sipple

Tuesday, 10/26/99, 7:13 PM

 

Great job!! I'll be giving autographs at the next reunion. Atta boy, Walker!

 

From:

uranus

E-mail:

barsip@cwix.com

 

 

kent e tuttle

Tuesday, 10/19/99, 10:07 PM

 

From:

18 land

 

 

kent e tuttle

Tuesday, 10/19/99, 10:04 PM

 

nice job walker, like the email on bill also i remember flying in on that crash site

as an fng with 2 weeks as a scoutpilot good job pal; keep the faith 18

 

From:

newport beach , ca

E-mail:

SCOUTPLT@aol.com

 

 

kent e tutt

Tuesday, 10/19/99, 10:02 PM

 

 

Lad

Tuesday, 10/19/99, 9:05 AM

 

Great job Walker. Lad, out.

 

From:

Vaughan

E-mail:

cavlad31@aol.com

 

 

Lad

Tuesday, 10/19/99, 9:04 AM

 

Great job Walker. Lad, out.

 

From:

Vaughan

E-mail:

cavlad31@aol.com

 

 

Neil Mc Neill

Sunday, 10/17/99, 10:13 PM

 

Your presentation is exellent! Good luck Neil Mc Neill

 

From:

Northern Ireland-Belfast

Web Site:

neilruth

E-mail:

neilruth@hkstar.com

 

 

Nate Shaffer Saturday, 10/16/99, 5:41 AM

Hey Walker, Very good job on the web site! You need to be commended on all
your hard work and efforts. I may be a little predjudice, but the best picture on
your web site was definitely the LOACH with (ZIT) painted on the side next to
the door gunner. Oh, and by the way, that was Campbell in the drivers seat. No
ID on the observer. Thanks again for a job well done. Nate

From: Ohio
E-mail: nates@wcoil.com

 

RedCloud Saturday, 10/16/99, 12:37 AM

Am looking for any Charlie Trooper who remembers any portions of the Nashville
experiance. There seemed to be reduced visibility from about noon until first
light. Consequently, I will be getting into shape for the next marathon in Delta
Charlie. Thanx much Walker

From: Tulalip, Wa
E-mail: redcloud19@yahoo.com

 

James Zinchuk Friday, 10/15/99, 8:07 PM

From: 82nd avn
E-mail: zinny@mediaone.net

 

John Craig Thursday, 10/14/99, 7:06 PM

Sorry Cowles, Im claiming Cav Sandwich rights to the callsign. First tour
Apache16 w/ A Trp 67/68 and second w/ C, F & C Trps 70/71. If thats not
enough - B Trp 71/73 Ft. Hood. Wayne, Johnny was with me in A Trp Scouts
until he got his back messed up in 68. Vaughn, stay out of trouble! Walker,
GREAT JOB !!! Ron, Glad to see ur still kicking! (First pilot of the BH-6A [C4
bomber]) !! Randy, get a bigger monitor. Mother, hope ur well. Julie, God Bless.
I will try to get all of u a note - as soon as I get my daughter married off on the
23rd.

From: Anaheim, CA
E-mail: Cavalier25@aol.com

 

Cowles Waldron Thursday, 10/14/99, 12:38 PM

hi guys this is Cav25

From: Long Island
E-mail: cavalier25@aol.com

 

Wayne H. Smalley Tuesday, 10/12/99, 1:10 AM

I'm looking for CWO John A Jewell who entered the Army with me on 27 June
1966 in Nashville TN. He was discharged at Fort Rucker approximately 1970.
My address is PO Box 273704, Boca Raton FL 33427 PS. We were in Class
67-9 at Fort Wolters.

From: Mt. Pleasant Tn.
E-mail: w.smalley@worldnet.att.net

 

Gary Pope Monday, 10/11/99, 7:45 PM

Walker, Great job!!! The pictures were great too! My 13 year old daughter,
Robin, got a big kick seeing me in a couple of the pictures. Especially the one
from '70, standing in front of a Loach. She recognized me right away. Seeing
Newman, Houser, and Stroble riding the "mule" brought back a few memories
too. I once told Robin about driving that mule from the flight line with heavy rains
chasing us all the way up to our hootch. Good job again. Looking forward to
coming back to this site many times. Thanks.

From: Vacaville, CA
E-mail: Oldzz442@aol.com

 

Ronald L.Huber Monday, 10/11/99, 7:30 PM

Having flown as PP for a mere three months before turning down a six month
extension to transition for Cobras (Hated to laugh at the esteemed Majot Lanny
B. Standridge, but I was there long enough to know that longer would be too
long,and I'd sorely miss those hawkeyed GIB's!), I knew a few fine men of the
1/9th. My AC was Ernest Doom Burns. Grieved at his loss! I flew CA's in the
venerable C models with the 240th Greyhounds/Mad Dogs out of Bearcat, and I
did some battalion duty at the 11th CAB in Phu Loi. However, there existed
nothing so rare, pristine and harrowing as the lonely vigil of the pink teams in
the Parrot's Beak. To all the fine warriors of the helicopter war, I doff my hat and
send my heart. God bless! We

From: Ankeny, Iowa 50021
E-mail: joytutor@aol.com

 

Bernie Parr Monday, 10/11/99, 5:23 PM

Jones, This is the first chance I,ve had to look at the site. Great job. Just wish I
had more time to interact with the gang. This business of mine is currently
taking about 80 to 90 hours a week to keep going. If you have a way to get
photos off of video, I had that 8mm film of mine converted when I got back from
Nashville. It has a good shot of Van Joyce with the "Family Car". Let me know
and I can send it to you. Take care and plan on seeing you in DC. Bernie
Cavalier 56P

From: Huntsville, AL
E-mail: fishchoice@aol.com

 

Michael LaChance Monday, 10/11/99, 3:53 PM

The pictures are really overpowering and I must admit bring back a flood of
emotions and memories, some I had actually tried to forget, others could never
be forgotten. Fantastic job Walker and as always the CAV is pulling it together
it seems, and as always with only half a plan. I will honestly try to find a few
photos of the Blues I kept and send them to you. Keep up the great job, Mike,
Charlie Blue, I honestly cant remember exact dates in 69/70, age gets us all.

From: Pensacola Florida
E-mail: Pilgam1@sprynet.com

 

Bob Andrews Monday, 10/11/99, 3:25 PM

From: Brookville, Indiana
E-mail: robert.andrews@cnz.com

 

Glenn (Mac) McCloy Monday, 10/11/99, 5:31 AM

Great job! Will copy some old photos & forward them to you! Mac McCloy

From: Plainfield, Illinois
E-mail: MacNLin7@aol.com

 

Chuck Adkinson Wednesday, 10/6/99, 1:04 PM

Apache 34, A 1/9 Cav, 1969. Good site. Went to flight school with Anderson
and Atkins.

From: Baltimore, Ohio
E-mail: cw5caa@aol.com

 

VAUGHN LANE Sunday, 10/3/99, 8:02 AM

C Troop, 1/9 Cav 2/69 to 2/70 Cavalier 28 Work Address: PO Box 1285
Prairieville, LA 70769 225-647-5355 Home Address: 105 Arrow Dr. Signal
Mountain, TN 37377

From: CHATTANOOGA, TN
E-mail: vslane@bellsouth.net

 

Big D Sunday, 9/19/99, 9:50 PM

nice start, would like to see just a wee bit bigger print, it is hard for us near blind
ones. Thank you for letting me know you had a website found it on the VHPA site.

From: GONZALES LA
Web Site: ARMED FALCON

E-mail: afalcon2@mindspring.com

 

Vaughn{BUDMAN}Caine Saturday, 9/18/99, 10:57 PM

In addition to the roaster: Home Ph: (425) 742-5057 /// FAX: (425)745-9774
From FEB> 1970 to AUG. 1970 C-TRP 1st/9th CAV From SEP> 1907 to FEB.
1971 E-TRP 1st/9th CAV NOTE: HOME PH is unlisted

From: Stopped in Lynnwood, WA
E-mail: emeraldeagle-sea@email.msn.com

 

Ronald D. Bodholdt Friday, 9/17/99, 5:24 AM

From: Los Angeles California
Web Site: rdbodhol
E-mail: rdbodhol@lasd.org

 

Kurt Schatz Thursday, 9/9/99, 5:59 PM

Great work Walker! Cavalier 12,69-15 & 69-17 ~C/B Troop, 1/9 CAV, Aug
69-Aug 70.I flew 1,082 combat hrs in OH6, AH1, and some in the UH1.Took a
post card direct commission to 2LT Inf. and got transferred to B Trp in Quan Loi
on the 23 June 70.

From: Moody TX
Web Site: Central Texas Springtime
E-mail: kfschatz@earthlink.net

 

Lad Vaughan Saturday, 9/4/99, 10:07 AM

Good job Walker. Talk soon. Lad, out

From: Las Vegas
E-mail: cavlad31@aol.com

 

Walker Jones Thursday, 8/26/99, 5:10 AM

Just checking to see if this thing is working. Any comments and suggestions
bout this site are very welcomed.

E-mail: dashingcavalier@yahoo.com

 

Ron Beyer Tuesday, 8/24/99, 3:21 PM

Walker,I think you have done a great job with this so far. Wish I knew enough to
help. Thanks for the effort. White.

From: Pflugerville, TX
E-mail: rfbey@aol.com

 

 

Cavalier 24 Friday, 8/20/99, 3:55 PM

Good start Walker. I have to keep scanning left to right as the presentationdoesn't fit
on my 12" ..... uhm, monitor!

From: My mama
E-mail: ZAHNCLAN@compuserve.com

 

Fred Joles Sunday, 8/15/99, 6:20 PM

Your web site looks great. Are you going to be adding more shit..........I mean stuff to it?

From: Michigan
E-mail: jolesfb@gtii.com

 

Brian D Piggott Wednesday, 8/4/99, 1:50 PM

Page is alittle sparse but a nice start. Keep up the good work. brian

From: Florida
E-mail: SirDruid@aol.com

 

Patrick Frank Friday, 6/18/99, 5:05 AM

Looken' good Trooper! Keep up the good work, Walker. Your setting the good
example for the rest of the Troop(s).

From: A Troop 1/9th, 3/68 - 3/69
E-mail hdhunter@northnet.net

 

Dan Wardzala Thursday, 6/17/99, 9:54 PM

Was a LOH crewchief/gunner C Troup 1/9th Phouc Vinh '69. Welcome home guys!

From: Chicago Il.
E-mail: dewman@xsite.net

 

John Powell Thursday, 6/17/99, 6:37 AM

We need pictures & sound. Good start!!

From: VA
E-mail: jpowell@amvets.org

 

Julie Kink Wednesday, 6/16/99, 7:03 PM

Walker, it's fantastic! I shouldn't be first in line here, but want to congratulate
you on your efforts. Listen to him, guys. You have a common history to
celebrate and remember, that's as much a part of you as a prom date or your
first car. What awesome times those were. My brother alluded to that strong
bond in his last letter home - "You're never alone on a mission." Not then, not
now. Welcome home everyone. Little sister, Julie Kink sister of WO1 David Kink
C Trp 1/9th Cav June to July 1969 KIA

From: Stillwater, MN
Web Site: story of my search
E-mail: Kink100@aol.com

 

Walker Jones Wednesday, 6/16/99, 3:42 PM

Just checking to see the first page. If you are looking for former members of the
famed 1/9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, let me know. This will be one of two
purposes of this web site. The other is to honor those who died while serving
their Country in the 1/9th, the Real Cav! And to tell their story.

E-mail: w-jones@pop.tamu.edu