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Guest Book Archive

January-March 2000

 

Bob Bertollini

Friday, 3/31/00, 4:16 PM

 

Nice to see we can still stick togeather. Was assigned to B/229, Killer Spade,

68&69. Keep the faith.

 

From:

Cato, New York

E-mail:

RBERTO1948@AOL.COM

 

 

John J. Mackel

Thursday, 3/30/00, 7:29 AM

 

Hi Guys - Thanks Walker, you put a lot of work in this - it's great - I served with C Trp

from April 69 to Apr70 - Started off flying gun with Wagner, flew 6x-ray with Felton

and Tredway - Served a short time in slicks and finished up my last four months as

Blue - Knew a lot of brave & just plain good guys - Haven't kept in touch, but going to

DC - Be good to see a lot of you - I remember most of you - Powell, Lane,

Simmerville, Jelick, Mathis, Pressman, Rhett, Lee, Skyles, Dies & others I just

remember by call sign or their face & others & McDerby - my main buddy who lived

thru VN but is no longer with us - god bless him - Thanks Mick W. -

 

From:

Houston, Texas

E-mail:

jjmackel@shellus.com

 

 

 

Wednesday, 3/29/00, 3:40 PM

 

To Cavalier 43 this is it Sir! From yo Gunner! (is the como mike broke

again...hahaha)

 

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

Mike Bennett

Tuesday, 3/28/00, 10:15 AM

 

Vulture 14 and 69 162nd AHC Jan 68-69

 

From:

Pendleton, Or.

E-mail:

bennettm@or.arng.ngb.army.mil

 

 

Mike Bennett

Tuesday, 3/28/00, 10:11 AM

 

From:

Pendleton, Or.

E-mail:

bennettm@or-arng.ngb.army.mil

 

 

Rhett W. Lewis

Tuesday, 3/28/00, 9:39 AM

 

Davski, got you e-mail. Tried to e-mail you back, but it kept coming back. Send me

your correct address. Would love to talk to you. Cavalier 43, Rhett.

 

From:

Perdido Key, FL

E-mail:

Paradise777@earthlink.net

 

 

DAVSKI

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:20 AM

 

If you are able ,save for them a place, inside of you. And save one backward glance,

when you are leaving, for the places, they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say,

you loved them. Though you may or may not have always. Take what they have

left,and what they have taught you, with their dying, and keep it with your own. And

in time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane. Take one moment to

embrance those gentle heroes you left behind. BY: MIcheal Davis O'Donnell, Major, 1

Jan. 1970, DAK TO, Vietnam..........Remember FSB Illingsworth April 1,1970

 

From:

Michigan THE GREAT NORTH

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DAVSKI

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:19 AM

 

If you are able ,save for them a place, inside of you. And save one backward glance,

when you are leaving, for the places, they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say,

you loved them. Though you may or may not have always. Take what they have

left,and what they have taught you, with their dying, and keep it with your own. And

in time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane. Take one moment to

embrance those gentle heroes you left behind. BY: MIcheal Davis O'Donnell, Major, 1

Jan. 1970, DAK TO, Vietnam..........

 

From:

Michigan THE GREAT NORTH

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DAVSKI

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:18 AM

 

If you are able ,save for them a place, inside of you. And save one backward glance,

when you are leaving, for the places, they can no longer go. Be not ashamrd to say,

you loved them. Though you may or may not have always. Take what they have

left,and what they have taught you, with their dying, and keep it with your own. And

in time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane. Take one moment to

embrance those gentle heroes you left behind. BY: MIcheal Davis O'Donnell, Major, 1

Jan. 1970, DAK TO, Vietnam..........

 

From:

Michigan THE GREAT NORTH

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DAVSKI

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:10 AM

 

If you are able ,save for them a place, inside of you. And save one backward glance,

when you are leaving, for the places, they can no longer go.

 

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DAVSKI

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:07 AM

 

If you are able

 

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DavSki

Saturday, 3/25/00, 5:04 AM

 

IF YOU ARE ABLE

 

From:

Michigan

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

John Conway

Friday, 3/24/00, 10:00 PM

 

UNIT PATCHES. I have Vietnamese made examples of 1/9 B & F troop scout

platoon patches to trade for other Vietnam Cav unit patches. I'm an Air cavalry

collector looking for patches, collar brass, scarves, uniforms, a stetson hat and

related items. I have only good intentions for the items I acquire with many projects

in the works! Drop me a line. I have other Air Cav unit patches to trade!

 

From:

Kansas City, Mo.

E-mail:

jpconway@planetkc.com

 

 

raymond a kerns jr

Monday, 3/20/00, 1:38 PM

 

C1/9 SCOUTS

 

From:

va. living in n.c.,new bern

E-mail:

rakjr@newbernnc.com

 

 

Mark H. Hilton

(Babysan)

Sunday, 3/19/00, 12:19 PM

 

I have been following the email traffic back and forth between all of us as we

discouver an old friend or new member. I am taking great pleasure is seeing the

comments of others and their pictures after so many years. I am looking forward to

DC.

 

From:

Fairfax, Virginia

E-mail:

markhilton@juno.com

 

 

McLaughlin ,Davin

Friday, 3/17/00, 2:21 PM

 

Very good pictures. The work you have done is excellent. I was with "E" & "A" troops

70/71

 

From:

Ottawa , Canada

E-mail:

davin@primus.ca

 

 

Rhett W. Lewis

Wednesday, 3/15/00, 7:52 AM

 

Does anyone out there remember my crewchief, SP5 Mike Miller? He served with me

as my crewchief from Aug 69-Aug 70. I heard he went to flight school afterwards, but

no one knows where he went. Sure would love to find him. Cavalier 43.

 

From:

Perdido Key, FL

E-mail:

Paradise 777@Earthlink.net

 

 

Mike Hodges

Tuesday, 3/14/00, 8:23 AM

 

Your new site is looking good Keep up the work chief.

 

From:

Martinez, Georgia

Web Site:

187th Assault Helicopter Company

E-mail:

rat38@187thahc.net

 

 

Jose L. Martinez

Monday, 3/13/00, 8:02 PM

 

Just heard from a friend to check out your site. Looks great so far, will come back to

check your future pages. I was with A Troop 7/17 Aic Cav. 68- 69. Flew slicks most

of the time, but did some time as scout. Keep up the good work.

 

From:

St. Ann, MO

E-mail:

jlmartinez69@home.com

 

 

Tommy Earl Betts

Sunday, 3/12/00, 10:03 PM

 

From:

Carbondale, Illinois

E-mail:

kjb6618@aol.com

 

 

G. Joseph Kappel

Saturday, 3/11/00, 9:28 PM

 

Greetings to all of you. Thanks Walker for the great job and effort to put this site

together. I was with Charlie Troop from June 69 to July 70. Nickname "Kap" flew

slicks Cav 38?? and then scouts as Cav 17 (White) for a few months. Spent the last

part of my tour at Tay Nihn with Alpha Troop til DEROS. I'll be at Reunion 2000. I'd be

pleased to hear from anyone who might remember me. I was hoochmates with Jim

"Stick" Whitmore KIA Jan 1970. Hey A.J.Feught,Mick, Walnetto,Dylan,Grandy, you

out there?? Tuttle, you remember me? I got in country just as you and Jellick? where

getting ready to DEROS? We spent a few nights together on top of ye ole bunker.

Trust I'll see some of you in July.Peace, Joseph "Kap"

 

From:

Seattle, WA Currently in Mass.

E-mail:

pabakaro@erols.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Entries: 259

 

DavSki

Saturday, 3/11/00, 6:26 AM

 

Hello again, this is a really great web site! Been over 30 years, where have they

gone? 30 years I don't know. Like a rock. Cavalier 990 concrete 8 out.

 

From:

Lift 69/Scout 70/Maint.C/15TC/69

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

DavSki

Saturday, 3/11/00, 6:25 AM

 

Hello again, this is a really great web site! Been over 30 years, where have they

gone? 30 years I don't know. Like a rock. Cavalier 990 concrete 8 out.

 

From:

Lift 69/Scout 70/Maint.C/15TC/69

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com

 

 

David M.

Dzwigalski Sr.

Friday, 3/10/00, 12:10 PM

 

Farr Out ! 34 and snowing in Boontown here very nice wep

 

From:

Boon Michigan Via Detroit

Web Site:

mdzwig01

E-mail:

davski50@hotmail.com36

 

 

Bert Chole

Friday, 3/10/00, 6:45 AM

 

This is terriffic. Way to go Charlie Troop!

 

From:

Harker Heights, Texas

E-mail:

bchole@vvm.com

 

 

John E. Fountain

Wednesday, 3/8/00, 5:08 PM

 

From:

Atlanta, Georgia

E-mail:

john_f@bellsouth.net

 

 

Charlie "Mick"

Wheeler

Tuesday, 3/7/00, 2:08 PM

 

"Cavalier 13 On Guard Going Down 5 miles southeast of Song Be. Get rid of all the

ammo, dump weapons just before we hit and shut-up. I'm going to be too busy to

talk for the next few minutes." This is to Dan Snowden. That fatefull day, 30 yrs.

ago today, didn't look to be very promising for us. We were at 600 ft.AGL and had

just lost our tail, litterally. To be honest Dan, I thought we were goners for sure. All

over but the shoutin'. I don't know to this day how we managed to survive, but, all

three of us made it. A little worse for wear, but, still alive. I want to tell you again,

what a fine job you did getting us on the ground. The 'bird' was never the same

again,but, we damn sure made it. Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Garth

Rankin, if you're out there, and happen to read this; I never did get to Thank You

for pulling me out from underneath that messed-up bird. If you make it to the

reunion in July. I would love to Thank You personally. Thank You All Guys, We

Made It !! Fuck Communism !!

 

From:

Ashland, Or.

E-mail:

mickwheel@aol.com

 

 

michael myhre

Wednesday, 3/1/00, 4:49 PM

 

I apologize for the delay in responding. I served from june 1968 to june 1969. My

callsign was Cavalier 28. I flew Cobras nearly the whole tour. People that were

there the same time include Terry Washburn from Mora, Minn., Bill Wagner, who

flew the CO (6) in a C model, Ron Bodholt, and Lance. Another pilot was Named

Davenport. He flew Cobras for a short time before being assigned to Slicks. He

was shot down after picking up a LRP team. They all were KIA. I will go for now.

Won't be in DC. Maybe another time, another place.

 

From:

battle creek , mi

E-mail:

ringertm@aol.com

 

 

kristian

Wednesday, 3/1/00, 11:33 AM

 

Hello I love you web site

 

From:

DENMARK

Web Site:

?

E-mail:

Kristian209@Forum.dk

 

 

KEITH CURTIS

Monday, 2/28/00, 11:48 AM

 

From:

LAKE STATION, INDIANA

E-mail:

MOBILEONE@MAILCITY.COM

 

 

James W.

Washington

Saturday, 2/26/00, 1:32 PM

 

Hey! Walker I have not moved my address is still 7392 W. Potomac Ave

Milwaukee,WI. 53216-1968

 

From:

Milwaukee, WI.

Web Site:

excite.com

E-mail:

www.bullwhip40@excite.com

 

 

Ed

Friday, 2/25/00, 3:33 PM

 

Because I would like to write a book about the 229th, I would like to seek contact

with members of this unit. Also I like to have contact, or an Email adress of Mr.

Robert Mason. Thanks ! With the deepest respect for the Heli-crews (pilots &

crew) ! Maj Ed Budweiser Army Aviation Europe

 

From:

Budweiser

Web Site:

Ed

E-mail:

e.bieri@tref.nl

 

 

WAYNE PHIPPS

Wednesday, 2/23/00, 6:42 PM

 

Hi Walker...Just found your site ....GREAT!

 

From:

OHIO

E-mail:

sarge3@bright.net

 

 

Rhett W. Lewis

Wednesday, 2/23/00, 1:00 PM

 

This is Cavalier 43. Drove those UH-1 slicks once upon a time. Have totally lost

contact with almost everyone except Jim Pressman and Mike(the Shadow) Martin.

Trying to get connected back up with the Bullwhip Squadron so I can make

arrangements to attend reunion at Ft Rucker in October. It is really good to have

found some of you guys. I truly look forward to talk, write, and see some of you

real soon. Rhett Lewis 1/9 Air Cav 1969/70

 

From:

Perdido Key, FL

E-mail:

Paradise777@earthlink.net

 

 

Jack Schwarz

Monday, 2/21/00, 6:39 AM

 

Walker this is a great site. I will be in touch with some pics if I can get my scanner

up. As for the rest of you, I'm glad for you to see me,guaranteed.

 

From:

DeLand, Fl

E-mail:

jschwarz@totcon.com

 

 

Jack Schwarz

Monday, 2/21/00, 6:38 AM

 

Walker this is a great site. I will be in touch with some pics if I can get my scanner

up. As for the rest of you, I'm glad for you to see me,guaranteed.

 

From:

DeLand, Fl

E-mail:

jschwarz@totcon.com

 

 

Dave Shanklin

Thursday, 2/17/00, 6:56 PM

 

B Trp Maintenance Officer 65-66. What ever happened to Dick Timmons ?

 

From:

Mebane, NC

E-mail:

dshan10670@aol.com

 

 

Ted

Wednesday, 2/16/00, 9:18 PM

 

Hey Walker- Great Website! Haven't had any commo with you for about 5 or 6

months throught the e-mail. Once again, I like to thank you and all of the

courageous crews for saving our asses more times than I can count. I often

witnessed you guys hovering under heavy ground fire to extract our Ranger Team.

Remember the LRRP/Rangers of Company H, 75th Infantry in Phouc Vinh? I sure

wish I had some photo's with us and the crews. Well, take care and I hope to

speak to you soon. Sgt. Ted Yoshimura RVN/Phouc Vinh 1970-1971)

 

From:

Southern California

Web Site:

LRRP/Rangers of Company H 75th Infantry

E-mail:

TY11B40P@aol.com

 

 

Keith curtis

Thursday, 2/3/00, 1:02 PM

 

If anyone from the 1st cav. div. 228th avn. bn. who served between may 1967 to

may 1968 reads this I would like for you to e-mail me. It would be a great pleasure

to here from you. Thanks, Keith

 

From:

Lake Station, In

E-mail:

mobileone@mailcity.com

 

 

Keith curtis

Thursday, 2/3/00, 12:57 PM

 

From:

Lake Station, In

E-mail:

mobileone@mailcity.com

 

 

 

Monday, 1/31/00, 2:56 PM

 

 

Dan Britt

Monday, 1/31/00, 2:56 PM

 

Just saying hello. WORWOC Class 67-17, 21Nov67 Sandpiper 13, C Trp,7/1 ACS,

RVN, 1968 Blackhawk 33, D Trp,3/1 Armored CS, Ft.Hood 1669-1970

Commanche 10, C Trp,7/1 ACS, RVN 1971 Nice Site

 

From:

Griffin, GA

E-mail:

DanBritt_Attorney@accessunited.com

 

 

Tom Walker

Monday, 1/31/00, 7:18 AM

 

Flew with the white and pink teams 69 to 71

 

From:

Lucerne mines PA

Web Site:

n/a

E-mail:

HAWK50@PENN.COM

 

 

Tom Walker

Monday, 1/31/00, 7:00 AM

 

Flew with the white and pink teams 69 to 71

 

From:

Lucerne mines PA

Web Site:

n/a

E-mail:

HAWK50@PENN.COM

 

 

Bruce DeHart

Sunday, 1/30/00, 6:40 PM

 

Served in C Trp1/9 65-66 in the wpns plt as a door gunner. got your site from

Smoky

 

From:

Long Neck DE

E-mail:

thir62@gateway.net

 

 

Clyde S. Oshiro

Saturday, 1/29/00, 2:36 PM

 

Desire to hear from anyone B Troop 1/9 Cav. 70-71 mid year to mid year.

 

From:

Hon. Hi

Web Site:

na

E-mail:

Roskoshiro@Aol.com

 

 

J. Rex Dula

Saturday, 1/29/00, 1:46 PM

 

From:

Columbia S.C.

E-mail:

jrexdula@aol.com

 

 

Cecil Lynn

Shrader

Thursday, 1/27/00, 5:54 PM

 

Commanded C Trp from about 15 January 1960-31 March 1969 when I was WIA.

Served in C Trp 1/9 Cav. from August 1966 until May 1967 as the Weapons

Platoon Commander and as the Trp Operations Officer.

 

From:

Georgetown, Texas

E-mail:

clshrader@worldnet.att.net

 

 

Cliff Lee

Friday, 1/21/00, 8:45 PM

 

From:

CA

E-mail:

Cliffsair@aol.com

 

 

Walker Jones

Thursday, 1/20/00, 7:59 PM

 

Visitors, This is the C Troop Webmaster with a message to any former 1/9th (&

3/17th) guys and family cruising through here. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me,

regardless of Unit affiliation. If you were with C Troop, send a message and get on

the "List" (or not, as you like). If you were with another Troop and are trying to get

in touch, e-mail me. There are a LOT of folks wishing to get back in touch these

days. Don't hesitate! It is WAY better than you may think.

 

From:

Harlingen, TX

Web Site:

C-1/9th Cavalry

E-mail:

DashingCavalier@yahoo.com

 

 

jim wilson

bandit27

Thursday, 1/20/00, 12:43 AM

 

I was on the other side of the base, (tah ninh) A co 229th, from you boys 1/9th . I

flew with terry bell, billy weaver, russ ronca, tony windam , jw, beak, larry king

(RLO) lost Paul Moran, and john polman. ok, so all i flew was slicks, but you got

to admit, chopping tree tops at 50lbs. torque, fully loaded, rpms bleeding, then

making a running landing, now just thinking about , scares the shit out of me. oh

yeh small arms fire there and back. no sweat....... jul 69-jul70 right behind the

airforce bunker N end of the runway. talk to me.

 

From:

salem,oregon

E-mail:

treasure@wvi.com

 

 

keith curtis

Monday, 1/17/00, 11:24 PM

 

I was with the 228th Avn. Bn. from May 67 to May 68. I`m very proud to have

served with THE FIRST TEAM. Thanks for all the great info. that you are giving out

about the 1st cav. div. Keep up the GREAT WORK. Gerry Owen, Keith

 

From:

lake station, indiana (north-west indiana

E-mail:

mobileone@mailcity.com

 

 

Allen

Monday, 1/17/00, 9:32 PM

 

Walker, Great website. Thanks! And Thanks Jay for putting me on to it.

 

From:

GLH

 

 

wildturkey

Saturday, 1/15/00, 12:42 PM

 

i was looking for pictures of my bro,ifelt so sorry for him really messed up.iserved

in korea and atour in europe still had a rough way with him, after they took my

heart out and rebuilt he finally let me in side on his own and i not sure i wanted to

be there but he is better off for it so i guess its all good.he is robert l bean cwo

army1st cav origanally from maine but now living in fla.hes of the best stuff. a

wildturkey sed that seeeya.in case i'm a el- der in the tribe here Lumbee,i too am

born yankee

 

From:

pembroke.,nc 28372

E-mail:

ylturkey@yahoo.com

 

 

Jimmy Dillard

Wednesday, 1/12/00, 8:02 PM

 

Recieved e-mail from Walker. Had URL for this site. Stoped by to check it out.

Great site guys. Keep up the good work. GARRYOWEN SIR Doc Dillard A 2/7 1st

Cav. 69-70

 

From:

Pontotoc, MS.

E-mail:

doc2cav7@netdoor.com

 

 

JERY A.

SCHMOTOLOCHA

Wednesday, 1/12/00, 5:27 PM

 

YOU STILL HAVEN'T PUT UP C-TP BLUES. AFTER I DO MY TAPE FOR THE

1/9 CAV (BWP SQN) I'M GOING TO E-MAIL SOME PICTURES OF THE BLUES.

I TOOK PLENTY OF THEM IT'S TIME TO PUT THEM UP LIKE SKY172plt FROM

C-TP. I THINK HE DOES A GREAT SERVICE

 

From:

NJ

E-mail:

smoky9cav@aol.com

 

 

Dan Toothman

Wednesday, 1/12/00, 4:47 AM

 

On further research, Ron Churan and Larry Smith were in B Troop, but real Cav

nonetheless. Your website is great. The pictures brought back some good

memories of working with the 1/9th, especially the "Whisper Missions" for

Slashing Talon. Keep up the good work. See you in D.C.!

 

From:

Newport News,VA

E-mail:

dtoothman_45@yahoo.com

 

 

Dan Toothman

Tuesday, 1/11/00, 5:09 PM

 

I was Medevac 19 in '69. How many of your rear ends did I pull out of the jungle?

Ron Churan and Larry (Laurenzon) Smith were classmates and good friends. May

they rest in peace and not be forgotten.

 

From:

Newport News, VA

E-mail:

dtoothman@yahoo.com

 

 

Dan Toothman

Tuesday, 1/11/00, 4:43 PM

 

From:

Newport News, VA

E-mail:

dtoothman@yahoo.com

 

 

Jinx Springfield

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

 

Excellent pictures. Keep up the good work.

 

E-mail:

james.springfield@hqda.army.mil