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January-March 2001

 

  Max R Parks

Saturday, 3/31/01, 11:07 AM

Crewchief+Doorguner Heuey Hogs White Platon Lift+Red Platons Co H

75th Rangers Insurtions Extractions COVER Day=Night A little different

from milking cows Hunting Birds+Deer but we still plowed ground and cut

trees. Great web site,no wonder its good,remember the motto we lived by

(CAN DO) THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ONLY TAKE US FIVE

MINUTES LONGER!!! MAD MAX

From:

Bridgewater Maine

E-mail:

ctroop1st9th69@hotmail.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: C-Trp-1st 9th 8-69 4-1-71

 

SGT. JOHN W

WALLACE

Thursday, 3/29/01, 5:09 PM

GREAT SITE C-TROOP IF ANY OF YOU GUYS ARE UP MY WAY

WELCOME TO STOP BY. I HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM. I LIVE ON

AN OLD NIKE MISSLE CITE.

From:

NORTHERN MAINE

E-mail:

blue32@ainop.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: B 1/9 CAV 68-69

 

Eldon Murray

Tuesday, 3/20/01, 5:37 PM

Mike Bredley, of Bowling Green, gave me this site link.....I was with C troop

out of Con Ho Mountain, in the Ahn Khe Pass during 1968. I got some

movie clips of the Big 1st Cav patch on the side of that mountain. We had

AO in Bong Song, Pleiku, KonTum, and Plei Me down in the Ia Drang, and

a forward staging base at Dak Seang close to the Laosian Border. I have

some good photos of downed choppers and some of my favorite showing

other gunships enroute to LZs.

From:

Bowling Green

E-mail:

Cav1968@home.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: 1/9 Charlie Troop Doorgunner/Crewchief

 

Jeff Siemon

Wednesday, 3/14/01, 6:42 PM

Excellent website. I enjoyed all areas. I would like to thank all of those who

took the time and effort to make contributions.

From:

WATERDOWN, Ontario, Canada

E-mail:

jnsiemon@interlynx.net

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: n/a

 

Ricky

L.Johnson

Wednesday, 3/14/01, 5:15 PM

Thanks for the time and effort spent on this web site. I spent my time with

Charley Troop flying UH-1 B/C guns DEROSing as Cavalier 27. Looking

for 1/9 collar brass and unit insignia if anyone can help.

From:

Boise, ID

E-mail:

rangeric@micron.net

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: C,1/9.67-68/138 Avn Co.70-71

 

Vince Nelson

Monday, 3/12/01, 9:54 AM

I have to echo Randy's comments about expecting nothing but perfection

from you guys. This one looks good! The other one looked good! Wish I

had the talent :-( Looking forward to the mini with some guys here in Hawaii.

Cav/Hawaii 50 out.

From:

Hawaii

E-mail:

vnelson@hcjdc.state.hi.us

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: Charlie Troop 1/9 Mar 69-Mar 70

 

Loretta Stager,

B/1/9 Web

Admin

Sunday, 3/11/01, 11:14 PM

GREAT JOB ON THE NEW SITE!!! Visit the C Troop OH-6A LOH

RESTORATION at March Museum in California (bottom of their page at

this URL) http://www.pe.net/~marfldmu/ This LOH is significant to C Troop

Veterans because it has actual combat history. Then visit the B Troop site for

the media and more photos of "252". I'm helping promote awareness of this

in honor to you C Troop "Brothers".

http://www.geocities.com/b19loretta/history_helioh6a1 7252marchmu4.html

and the media http://www.geocities.com/b19loretta/n24feb2001.html

From:

Calif.

Web Site:

Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cav

E-mail:

loretta@pe.net

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: B/1/9 Web Administrator ALL YEARS

 

Rick Schwab

Sunday, 3/11/01, 2:11 PM

I was a member of Charlie Troop, 2/17th Cavalry, assigned to the 101st

Airborne Division in Phu Bai, RVN, 4/71 until standdown in 12/71. Just

thought I would say "Hi!" to my fellow Cav troopers. Have fun at your

reunion this year.

From:

Fort Worth, Texas

E-mail:

rschwab3@excite.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: C Troop, 2/17th Cavalry

 

Dean

Eikenberry

Thursday, 3/8/01, 1:07 PM

From:

St. Joseph, MO

E-mail:

deaneikenberry@prodigy.net

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: B Troop 1/9, 9/67-68

 

Melissa

Schmidt

Monday, 3/5/01, 12:22 PM

I am the wife of a Nam Vet, my husband was in the Army SFG. After doing

a year of research on the Nam War, I came to realize that I developed a

love for the heliocopters and the men who served them. I have a deep

admiration for the 1/9 AirCav. as well as for The 17th AHC. Great Job on

the page.....loved the photos too! WELCOME BACK HOME

BROTHERS! CHARLIE DON'T SURF!!!

From:

Seattle, Wa

Web Site:

Break Squelch

E-mail:

slick_chopper60@aircav.com

 

John Maclean

Wednesday, 2/28/01, 3:21 PM

Hello from an "A" Troop 1st Rcn. Sqdn. 9th Cav. Trooper (Korea, '59 -60.

Just browsing the site to see what my younger brothers have been up to. I

have not seen all of it YET, what I have seen, I like. Very nice job Walker! I

know it will get even better! If you ever wondered about the Cav. before

'Nam, come on by Cavalry Country and take a look-see. See what

Armored Recon. in the DMZ was like.. Everyone is always welcome at

Cavalry County!! - John -

From:

Ventura, CA.

Web Site:

Cavalry Country

E-mail:

a191cav59@dock.net

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: NA

 

JACK

NEMEYER

Saturday, 2/24/01, 10:07 PM

I WAS A SLICK CREW CHIEF WITH D-TROOP ...JUST CHECKING

OUT YOUR WEB SITE. GREAT JOB MY BROTHERS, KEEP UP THE

GOOD WORK !

From:

FOREST GROVE, OREGON

E-mail:

jnemeyer@aol.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: D-TRP,3/4CAV.,25TH INF. DIV.

,10-69,10-70

 

Jack Schwarz

Friday, 2/23/01, 11:19 PM

Welcome everyone to Charlie Troops site upgrade #1. With the support of

our troopers and families we hope that the content and usefulness of this site

will continue to grow. There are several other guestbooks that you may

accessed by clicking on the "previous guestbooks" button on the main

guestbook page. Thanks for your visit and return often. Jack Schwarz

Cavalier'44'

From:

E.Central Florida

E-mail:

jschwarz@totcon.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: A/4thAvn/4thDiv 3/70-11/70; C 1/9th

11/70-3/71

 

Randy Zahn

Friday, 2/23/01, 12:44 AM

Walker and Jack, Well done guys...but knowing you both as I do I would

expect no less! One mini just completed and two to go in the next week. We

can all do our part in perpetuating our legend and our friendship and this site

can be the catalyst!

From:

CA, WI, Scotland and enroute to AK!

E-mail:

ZAHNCLAN@compserve.com

Name of Unit and dates in RVN: C TRP 1/9th CAV Mar 70- Mar 71

 

Randy Zahn

Friday, 2/23/01, 12:38 AM

From:

CA, WI, Scotland and enroute to AK!

E-mail:

ZAHNCLAN@compuserve

 

 

 

 

Total Entries: 259

 

Mark H. Hilton

Thursday, 3/29/01, 8:14 AM

Jack & all, I love this site!! You have done an excellent job with this, everything

is easy to see and access. I particularly like the pictures that you have

downloaded. I am glad that everyone has begun to get together with each other

and that good people like you are recording those meetings for the rest of us to

see. All my best to you and the rest of the guys and their families. With warm

regards to all from Babysan.

From:

Fairfax, Virginia

E-mail:

markhilton@juno.com

 

James H.

(Sonny) Boles

Sunday, 3/25/01, 7:13 PM

I joined the 1/9 a few days after they got to Dong Ha. I stayed with the Calv.

through Evans and eventually we ended up in Phouc Vinh. (?spelling) I welcome

anyone who knew me or who had experiences like I did while in Nam. I was a

crewchief/gunner on gun ships with the 1/9 . Sgt. Jackson was the platoon

leader while I was in the Blue. I also spent some time in the Red while with the

1/9. I welcome all who are interested and are able to talk finally about Nam.

From:

Elkin, NC.

E-mail:

sonnyboy6670@yahoo.com

 

James H.

(Sonny) Boles

Sunday, 3/25/01, 6:59 PM

I joined the 1/9 a few days after they got to Dong Ha. I stayed with the Calv.

through Evans and eventually we ended up in Phouc Vinh. (?spelling) I welcome

anyone who knew me or who had experiences like I did while in Nam. I was a

crewchief/gunner on gun ships with the 1/9 . Sgt. Jackson was the platoon

leader while I was in the Blue. I also spent some time in the Red while with the

1/9. I welcome all who are interested and are able to talk finally about Nam.

From:

Elkin, NC.

E-mail:

sonnyboy6670@yahoo.com

 

Andy Hill

Sunday, 3/25/01, 3:48 PM

Looking for anyone who knew a good friend Charles Frank DeAmaral. He went

by Frank. KIA c/1/9. With him was John David Musgrove HHT/1/9 in 1965. Just

a few days before I departed that part of the world.

From:

Ohio

Web Site:

31st Transportation Company

E-mail:

Brazo@ecr.net

 

Robert "Bob"

Land

Saturday, 3/24/01, 12:24 AM

Enjoyed the visit! What a "trip" down memory lane. Saber38; Longknife6x '69

and '70

From:

Saudi Arabia

E-mail:

zareland@yahoo.com

 

david l.

ettelman

Thursday, 3/22/01, 8:40 AM

served in the dmz police co 1960-1961 before we were dicbanded. please e-mail

for any information you need

From:

waretown nj

Web Site:

dette67037@aol.com

 

Rick Schwab

Tuesday, 3/20/01, 7:06 PM

Condor 47 here, C Troop, 2/17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne, Phu Bai, RVN. Great

website, hope all is well with you and yours. God Bless! Rick

From:

Fort Worth, Texas

E-mail:

rschwab3@excite.com

 

Rick Schwab

Tuesday, 3/20/01, 7:04 PM

From:

Fort

 

Robert m.

Bradley

Tuesday, 3/20/01, 1:45 PM

Served with C-1-9 "Blues", July 68, until stepping on landmine after short period

of time in RVN.

From:

Bowling Green, Kentucky

E-mail:

Bradleyrobertm@aol.com

 

Ernest L

Daniels

Tuesday, 3/20/01, 8:32 AM

I served with C troop as Blue from Sep 67 till about Mar 68 then transferred to D

1/9 as XO. My memory was piqued when I saw some of the names and

comments on your sign in list. I wouldn't take a million for the experience but I

sure don't want any more. I'm sure impressed with the site and I hope you'll

continue to build. I'll start looking for some photos to send. I look forward to

hearing from some of the guys I served with.

From:

Counce, Tennessee

E-mail:

edaniels@centurytel.net

 

Parks-Max-r

Monday, 3/19/01, 11:02 AM

I served From Aug 69, Mar 30-71.CrewChief doorguner on Hog's,Loach's,Cobra,s

and Slicks. WE FLEW 1st+ last light + night missions.Insertions + extractions

For Co.H 75th Rangers, Both Fales + real,Arclight BDA's, Sniffer Birds, Down

Bird Extractions,Fire base supports when getting over run night and day.Tear

gas bombs,hold Chou-Hoys infield until pickup,Search and destory.First in to

Cambodia with permission,many times without.Had to go find Casey.Asked to

go to F Troop and extend again.Hell No!I had enough,I knew the politions

wouldn't let us win or hold ground it was all for money.I wish I had insurance on

all the chopers and men that was losted,I would be richer than Donald Trump

the draft dogger,oh well.Farm and getto kids became men there quickly, or got

shipped home in a box,while rich kids went to Canada,college,guards and

became the heroes of the U.S and became pardoned.WE STILL HAVEN"T

BEEN PARDONED, AND ARE CONSIDERED AWOLL OR DESERTERS AND

COULD BE SHOT ON SIGHT KNOW QUESTIONS ASKED AND NO BOUNTY

LIKE THE NVA,AND NO PARDON LIKE THE PRESIDENT DID FOR MR.RICH

AND OTHERS.LOVE MY COUNTRY, BUT THERE IT IS!!!

From:

Bridgewater-Maine

E-mail:

ctroop1st9th@hotmail.com

 

James Barnett

Sunday, 3/18/01, 3:33 PM

Just rec'd this site from Walker Jones, this site is really an outstanding

site....was with C-1/9, for only about a month and a half. Did a year with 11th air

assault, and went over to nam in a c-130 with the advanced party. Was

transferred back to HHT 1/9 after that, and in that short 45 days met some of

the most real people I have ever known....Most didn't make it back alive, and

don't remember alot of names. But these few I do remember James Parrett, KIA

November 1965 Ia Drang Valley.. SFC Pasqual Kia November 1965 Ia Drang, a

guy named Jerry Hunter (Doc) Medic, and Zimmerman. Don't know what

happened to them as I kinda got home and tried to forget...God Bless All You

Guys.

From:

Ohio

E-mail:

jbarnett1@cinci.rr.com

 

Walker Jones

Saturday, 3/17/01, 4:22 AM

Spoke with J.D. Palmer (below), who is from Sallisaw, OK. J.D. came over with

Birdman to C Troop from C-229th; originally was with the 9th Infantry Div. Was

with D Troop, but flew C Trp Scout gunner awhile. Was wounded by accident

while on the ground.

From:

Harlingen, TX

E-mail:

walkerjones@earthlink.net

 

JD Palmer

Thursday, 3/15/01, 6:13 AM

I flew for a time with red mike up in Ta Nine he came and ask what kind of

medal i wanted after a mossion up there medals were a joke to me i didnot care

what they gave me after 21 month in country so i said DFC so chuck get all

pissed off cause little chuckie wanted a silver star, and all he had to do was be

honest and tell me the reason behind his madness and i would just took another

old air medal like i got any way some people never seace to amaze me with

there self center bullshit . any way chuck you did not minchion my name in

brenns book but if i ever see you i will slap the f out of you little a !

From:

Sallisa OK

E-mail:

Rustyfinder @ aol.com

 

Steve

Featherston

Monday, 3/12/01, 2:04 PM

I was Apache Blue platoon leader 1966-1967. I am trying to locate a few of the

blues and pilots I served with in "A" Troop.

From:

Placerville, CA

E-mail:

sfeatherston@co.el-dorado.ca.us

 

Rick Juliano

Friday, 3/9/01, 3:29 PM

Just wanted to say that your site looks great! When I was a kid hanging around

Ft. Hood (my Dad was working as chief procurement officer after he retired from

the Army in '64) I used to look to you guys with awe! Your Cav hats and boots

were always a source of pride and envy to me. Now at 40, I am still looking up

to you all. You guys are the real deal and I am proud of you! 1/9 Kicks A--!

From:

Pflugerville, Texas

E-mail:

rjuli13773@aol.com

 

Frankie

Williams

Wednesday, 2/28/01, 6:55 PM

1969/70/71 LOH Maint & Scouts.. also flew w/ F & A trps towards the end of 1st

Cav then went to F trp 4th Cav @ Lai Kae for last three months. ETS in Oct 71.

Like to hear from anyone who was there around the same times. Phouc Vinh,

Bear Cat, Tah Ninh..

From:

Americus, GA

E-mail:

sfield@sowega.net

 

Mike Tyree

Monday, 2/19/01, 11:27 AM

Great pictures! I can see the pride on the faces of the troops. :From a grunt

Marine

From:

Alabama

Web Site:

Poems and Pictures of Vietnam

E-mail:

MSTyree409@aol.com

 

Grant Palmer

Tuesday, 2/13/01, 6:09 PM

Jan. '70 thru Aug. '71. Scout door gunner in HHC 3rd Brigade(Snoopy),E trp & C

trp 1/9, finished tour down south 1st Aviation in Can Tho but didn't fly in the

delta, only had few weeks left in country and pushed luck too far already.

Anyone out there in those units would like to hear from ya. My memory's not

great but do remember some names and faces and events. Hello to those who

have contacted me recently, Red Cloud, Monger and Rostar.

From:

Houston, TX

E-mail:

palmers@ev1.net

 

Walker Jones

Monday, 2/12/01, 6:10 PM

Carl Turner, You left no e-mail or website address behind in the previous post.

How can you be contacted?

 

CARL TURNER

Saturday, 2/10/01, 8:17 PM

I am looking for a friend who served with me in 66- 67 his name is Freadrick

Romero. By the way Fread me and Linda got Married and have been for 33 yrs I

sure miss you. Carl

From:

VEGAS

Web Site:

TURNER VEGAS

E-mail:

SAME

 

Jeffrey Libby

Thursday, 2/8/01, 7:20 PM

HELLO! It's been a long time.. I was a gunner in Red Platoon from Aug.67 til

about Feb,68 then worked on the weapons systems (Cobras mostly). Rode with

Beekman on 180 some of the time. CRS is quite active in what's left of my

brain. Would like to here from anyone who wants to share whats left of my

memories. Maybe I could refresh mine also.

From:

Somersworth N.H.

E-mail:

CARJEFLIB@msn.com

 

William Evans

Friday, 2/2/01, 7:32 PM

Looking for anyone who recalls an incident just outside Phouc Vinh in either

Nov/Dec 1970 involving a dump truck that was exploded after driving over a

buried mine undetected by mine sweeper. I was with the 60th ord co, 3rd

battalion and was in a truck behind this dump truck and broke my teeth off on

the steering wheel. I,ve been trying to get sc for ptsd and dental injury but can,t

prove this incident or others for that matter as stressors. HELP!!!!

From:

Michigan, now Florida

E-mail:

ncollom@tampabay.rr.com

 

Bradley J.L.

CAV 38 C Troop

Tuesday, 1/30/01, 12:56 PM

Didn't put my E-Mail address,I work for Des Moines Public

Schools....Also,anyone know Howard(Geo) Miller or Jim Dooley and their where

abouts?????

From:

Des Moines Iowa 50313

E-mail:

jeromebradley@dmps.k12.ia.us

 

grant palmer

Monday, 1/29/01, 6:50 AM

From:

houston, tx

E-mail:

gpalmer@secoindustries.com

 

Bradley,Jerome

L. (Brad) CAV

38

Saturday, 1/27/01, 9:13 AM

Just logged onto C Troop web site for first time,man what a flood of memories.

Somethings I haven't thought about for a long time... Iwas CAV 38 7/1/68 to

8/1/69 in charlie troop at camp evans and Phuc Vinh also class 68-3 talked to

Tuttle for first time since Nam,boy good mems and some bad... give me a call

sometime and lets reminise? Anyone know where Bill Machey is at... He saved

my bacon a few times..Hard to believe it has been 30 plus years...Just

remember to keep the whirly thing up and the greasie side down....

From:

Des Moines Iowa 50315

 

Randy Driver

Wednesday, 1/10/01, 4:14 PM

Had two uncles who flew in Viet Nam.Their names are James Mustain and

Robert Mustain.

From:

San Antonio Tx

E-mail:

Driver_J@MSN.com

 

Dallas L.

Bowles

Tuesday, 1/9/01, 11:39 AM

Charlie Troop 1966/67- I'm still working with the Army and helicopters. I'm the

GE Aircraft Engines Marketing Director working with AMCOM on the Apache

and Blackhawk (Both GE T700 powered).

From:

Earlington, Ky

E-mail:

dallas.bowles@ae.ge.com

 

Keith Bodine

Wednesday, 1/3/01, 5:19 PM

Great site. Lot's of good info. I am looking for any information for the surviving

crew members of Spec/4 Leland Mclane Chestnut KIA:5/10/70. He flew with

Charlie troop as a scout gunner. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks and

God Bless, Hacksaw

From:

Pasadsena, Texas

Web Site:

1964 Vietnam 1975

E-mail:

kbodine@swbell.net

 

kevin sanford

Tuesday, 1/2/01, 10:08 PM

my best friend and MENTOR served in the 1/9 calvary "C" troop from '65-'67...he

was a SGT.... name was Howard Kitchens.....anyone that might have known or

served with him please send me an e-mail

From:

bastrop, la.

E-mail:

deputykev@centurytel.net

 

mike kelley

Monday, 1/1/01, 12:46 AM

Hi again, just finished reading all messages. very interesting,covers all years

from start to finish.Notice Chuck Knowlen,s note. Chuck was Blue Plt. Leader

who led the famous Ia Drang ambush Nov 3,65 which made first NVA kills for

the 1st Team. See Vietnam Mag-Oct 99 story. Recently returned from chicago

where my wife and I visited Mrs Lillian Gavaria, mother of SP5 George Gavaria,

KIA 1 Dec 66 Bong Son. Weapons UH-1B crewchief. She took us to George's

grave site and I had a very emotional reunion with my old friend. It took me all

these years to visit George, but it was worth the trip out.Also, anyone remember

a Rucker schoolmate of mine who was a crew chief in weapons C Troop 66-67.

Name SP4 Robert Tommy Warner. He ETS Aug 67 and died in Oct 67 in crop

duster crash off coast of Montery, Calif. If anyone goes near town of Gonzales,

near Salinas, please try find his grave site and let me know where it is located.

Tommy was a great kid who taught me a lot about his beloved California and the

Beach Boys music back in 65. Best wishes for a healthy new year to all. Mike

Kelley C-1-9 65-66

From:

wilmington, ma.

E-mail:

warriorsstory@aol.com