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Guest Book Archive

July-September 2000

 

Walker Jones

Friday, 9/29/00, 7:07 AM

Hey all you old 1/9th guys. Don't forget about the Bullwhip Squadron Asso.

Reunion on 6-8 Oct. at Ozark/Ft. Rucker. Get details at

<http:/bullwhipsquadron.org>. The motels are nearly filled, and banquet tickets

must be bought "yesterday".

From:

Harlingen, TX

Web Site:

C Troop, 1/9th Association

E-mail:

walkerjones@earthlink.net

 

James B.

Barrett

Saturday, 9/23/00, 5:47 PM

Just checking in. Am happy to see a C Troop page

From:

Saucier, Ms

E-mail:

buckbarrett@worldnet.att.com

 

James B.

Barrett

Saturday, 9/23/00, 5:47 PM

Just checking in. Am happy to see a C Troop page

From:

Saucier, Ms

E-mail:

buckbarrett@worldnet.att.com

 

Scott Donnell

Wednesday, 9/13/00, 8:39 PM

Have acquired OH-6A airframe S/N 68-17252 records indicate this aircraft was

with the C-1/9 Feb 71 - Apr 71. April 5th of 71 took 30 hits. We are interested in

displaying this particular aircraft and are looking for more information. Does

anyone know a P W2 D.G. Mclaughlin? and what is a "pink team" mission? We

have two other airframes S/N's 68-17331 and 68- 15971 as well. Thanks, Scott

Donnell

From:

Riverside, California

Web Site:

March Field Air Museum

E-mail:

rtrn2glory@aol.com

 

John J. Griffiths

Saturday, 9/9/00, 11:10 AM

I was thirsty red6 and thirsty blue6 1967.iwas major nave's wingman when he

got killed at Tuy Hoa,Vietnam I didn't make it to the reunion because I killed a

man in a traffic accident on 30 Jun 2000.

From:

Phoenix,AZ

E-mail:

griffj1@home.com

 

Joe

Semancheck

Thursday, 9/7/00, 5:53 AM

Walker Great page, a tribute to some fine folks. Welcome Home Joe C/227th

From:

Fl.

E-mail:

semancheck@ispchannel.com

 

Joe J. Griffith

(Jimmy)

Wednesday, 9/6/00, 6:33 AM

From:

Jennings, LA

E-mail:

JGRIFF3623@AOL.COM

 

Steve Hesler

Sunday, 9/3/00, 3:26 AM

Just a comment from an ex Air Cav puke. Served with Charlie Troop, 3rd/17th in

Vinh Long in 71-72 (Formerly D Troop 3/5th) Lighthorse. Hello to all you Air Cav

dudes, and best wishes. Keep em flying. Now work as oil field trash the last 22

years, but still miss the wop-wop-wop. Best regards to all.

From:

Live in Jakarta, Indonesia

Web Site:

none

E-mail:

rhesler@asiawrld.com

 

Lionel DeLa

Rosa

Friday, 9/1/00, 6:14 PM

Hi there, Looks like I'm finally home. Lionel

From:

Arizona

E-mail:

delarosa@home.com

 

Randy Zahn -

Cavalier 24

Tuesday, 8/29/00, 3:03 AM

Gang, Grover Wright's reunion video is now complete! It is a wonderful memory

because if are like me the whole five days are a bit of a blur. The video

encapsulates it all and is well worth the donation of $20. Grover's time and

efforts AND the result are priceless. If you went to the reunion, you'll definitely

want one as a keepsake. If you didn't go, you'll want to see what you missed

and I'll just bet you won't miss the next one. Contact Grover at

Sky172Pilot@aol.com to get your copy. Also, for those who haven't been

informed, Capt. Irling Smith passed in his sleep over the weekend. He was a

giant among men and will be greatly missed. 24 OUT

From:

Scotland

E-mail:

ZAHNCLAN@compuserve.com

 

Jim Preston

Wednesday, 8/23/00, 8:45 AM

I'm an old Cav guy, just not a member of the 1/9. You have a great site, which

has taken a lot of work by someone. My thanks to that person for his time and

effort. I have agreed to try to help someone who is a cousin of a MIA helicopter

Pilot. Her name is Betty Watson. She would like to get in touch with anyone

that knew him. I have found the following info. His Wall location (44E-42 ). He

was in HHT/1/9 Cav. His WOC class was 66-21. The tail number of the A/C he

was in was 67-17254. Following is a copy of the e-mail that I received

requesting the help. Message: Did you possibly know WO Jimmy Lee Watson,

served with the 1st Cavalry Division from 67 until his MIA status in 03-13-68? He

put down his aircraft about 5 miles from Camp Evans, with ten men on board.

On a logistics mission, with LT.Purda, 4 unidentified men and four others, of

whom were, Sgt.Clevland Evans, SP5 Steven Heitman, SFC Eugene Gubbins,

and PFC Larry Moore. A search was initiated, but there was no trace of the

downed UH-IH. However a shallow grave revealed the finding of Gubbins and

Moore. The other three men have not been seen or heard from since 03- 13-68.

Hope you can help with some info about my cousin Jimmy Lee Watson. As we

are having a family reunion in September, and it would be nice to give his

cousins, aunt's and uncle's some remembrance of him. As his father and

brother are deceased, his mother is in a nursing home, unable to speak, hear,

or know anyone. We, the family would like to have something of Jimmy Lee. A

piece of his life that we don't have. Thank you for your time in reading this and

the job you did for our country. Is there anybody out there that knew Jimmy and

would be willing to talk to Betty. Let me know at daddyji@attglobal. Jim Preston

USA Ret MWO-4 67-9 B-1 C trp 7/1st / 67-68 / Sandpiper 25 121st AHC / 68-69

/ Viking/Tiger Surprise Cobra Nett 70-71 / Snake VHPA Life Member #L04150

From:

Oxford Al

E-mail:

daddyji@attglobal.net

 

JESSE JAMES

Tuesday, 8/22/00, 6:26 PM

From:

PRINCE GEORGE, VA

E-mail:

airvtec@hotmail.com

 

George A.

Moore

Monday, 8/21/00, 6:51 PM

Enjoyed looking at your site. Brings back memories, wasn't in 1/9. but spend

three tours there in helos 196 ASH, C/228 and C/16. Guess I'll have to join to

see who else is out there that are still alive. Thanks Guys.

From:

Macon, Georgia

E-mail:

N75ranger@aol.com

 

Jeff Dunn

Tuesday, 8/15/00, 10:24 AM

I know this is a 1/9th CAV page but I thought I'd sign in anyways in hope of

finding someone from 1/7th CAV.

From:

Vancouver, WA

E-mail:

JeffD@dva.wa.gov

 

Michael A.

Knowles

Thursday, 8/3/00, 4:56 PM

Arrived in An Khe around July 1977, and was assigned to C Troop, 1st

Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) operating out of LZ Two

Bits, down the road from LZ English. Charlie Troop 1st/9th was my last

assignment in Nam. I had spent 18 months down south with the 25th Div and, I

believe, the 145 Avn Brigade (Bn), I'm going to have to check my record for sure!

It's been a long time coming home!

From:

Miami, Florida

Web Site:

PlacidRacoon

E-mail:

PlacidRacoon@bellsouth.net

 

John

Champney

Saturday, 7/29/00, 2:50 PM

I worked as a photographer for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, 1981-85 and logged

many hours flying with Petroleum Helicopters Inc. With one, (marine), exception

all the pilots were ex-army and veterans of the war. If anybody knows how Bruce

Launius, last heard of in Louisana but originally from Calif., or Clem Ridgeway

last heard of in Florida, or any ex Saudi pilots are doing please drop me an e-

mail. Great site by the way. Best wishes, John Champney, Ex-British Airborne

Div.

From:

Liverpool, UK

E-mail:

johnchampney@hotmail.com

 

John McKiddy

Tuesday, 7/25/00, 9:33 PM

Enjoyed the trip

From:

Dayton Ohio

E-mail:

Jem_45449@yahoo.com

 

Bob Young

Friday, 7/21/00, 12:45 PM

Hey "Real Cav" and Walker, Great Job on the Reunion photos. Thanks for the

post. Bob Young, Sct, C Trp 1/9 65-66 and Sct, A Trp 7/17 67-68

From:

Clarksville, TN

Web Site:

7th Sqdn, 17th Cav (Air)

E-mail:

ryoung@usit.net

 

Ernie Adkins

Sunday, 7/16/00, 7:24 PM

7/1st Air Cav Vinh Long 1968 Scout Pilot

From:

Hope, AR

E-mail:

ernadk@ipa.net

 

Wendy Jones

Friday, 7/14/00, 4:48 PM

I'm Walker's daughter.

From:

Yardley, PA

E-mail:

BOBNSTINKY@aol.com

 

Paul Davis

Friday, 7/14/00, 11:38 AM

GREAT 2000 RE-UNION!!!!! I really enjoyed the 1/9 bet to gethers... I an the

Paul Davis that flew Guns from Jan. to Dec.67 as raider 24

From:

Jacksonville, Florida

E-mail:

davis@townplanner.com

 

Paul Davis

Friday, 7/14/00, 11:18 AM

From:

Jacksonville, Florida

E-mail:

www.davis@townplanner.com

 

John J. Mackel

Jr

Thursday, 7/6/00, 6:47 AM

To All: Just returned from reunion in DC. Enjoyed it very much and espically

enjoyed seeing all you C Troopers. For those of you that didn't go, you missed a

good time, not only of reflection but a chance to see some old friends. ( I mean

"old" in a good way.) Thanks to the Troopers that planned everything, you did an

outstanding job. My wife and the two youngest sons that attended with me got a

good history lesson. They also were very impressed with Julie's dedication to

her brother's memory. Keep it up, people are listneing. Thanks and good to see

you all.

From:

Houston

E-mail:

jjmackel@shellus.com