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Name: Jim Killough
Email: JIMKILLOUGH@HOTMAIL.COM
Veteran: Vietnam
Year: MAY 70 - JUN 71
Date: Friday, December 28, 2001
Comments: I was with the 128th AHC from Dec 70 - June 71. I am trying to locate William Seminary. Last known to be in Chicago. 

This is a very good website, thank you. 

Does anyone remember Scott Wyat, KIA in 1971. I think of him often.


 

Name: Michael B. Lashley
Email: mblashley@cs.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 71-72
Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2001
Comments: Good site. I was with the 191st, from May 71, till Aug 71. When the unit stood down I was transferred to the 162nd and was there till April 72. I did a little maintenance for the 191st and the 162nd and a little flying for the 162nd as CE. I have been surfing some of the web sites looking for a couple of guys I drank a few beers with, Pease and Teakall, if anyone has seen or heard from them,  tell them to drop me a line, thanks. Again, a nice site, welcome home.


Name: Tom "Bammo" McCarthy
Email: bammo@webtv.net
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/bammo_2000
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 68-70
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Comments: 

Great Site here --for sure --Remember the Blackcats and the Tomahawks I think---was with D Troop 1/1 Cav--- Sabres!!! Hey Visit Bammo's Bunker when you get a chance---again #1 site!!!  http://www.geocities.com/bammo_2000 
http://community-2.webtv.net/bammo/doc/scrapbookFiles/importD0.jpg


Name: Maureen Nerli
Email: mnerli@hotmail.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 6/6/69-6/6/70
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Comments

Hi. My good friend Janice Hermerding, told me today about your website. I'm so happy you published her story. I was in Vietnam at the same time as Janice. I worked as Associate Director of the Tan Son Nhut USO from June l969 to December l970. I am in a book called A PIECE OF MY HEART STORIES OF 26 AMERICAN WOMEN WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM. Actually, I'm the only USO gal in the book. I am also founder of the first ever memorial to the civilian women who have served the military and America since World War I to the present. It's located on Highway 101 in San Mateo, California. It's so named: CIVILIAN WOMEN VOLUNTEERS ALL WARS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. The memorial has been in place since 2000. It is to honor ALL civilian women who have been neglected and forgotten. It was a long time dream for me...nearly 30 years...but I made it. Thank God.

Good luck with your website. Have a Happy Holiday. All the best and Peace,

MO
Maureen E. Nerli

WEBMASTER NOTE: Janice Hermerding has two wonderful stories on this web site. 


Name: Ballard M. Barker
Email: barker@atlantic.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1978-1979
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001

Comments

I am touched and proud to connect with the past. I flew with, and commanded HHC, 269th CAB in VN, and commanded the 128th AHC in Korea in 1978-79, ten years later. It still had a great reputation and the greatest morale and esprit de corps of any flying unit in Korea. We out-flew and out-partied every other unit in Korea, and have great memories of those days. Our home was Camp La Guardia, on the outskirts of the town of Uijonbu, now a major urban area north of Seoul. We did a hell of a lot of flying the DMZ, doing mock combat assaults with US and ROK troops, and practicing codeword deep penetration missions. It was as good as helicopter flying could get outside combat, and to this day, it is one of the proudest and most fulfilling periods of my life. They were good men, good flying machines, and the greatest unit. Tomahawk!


Name: Mike Hoover
Email: mshoover@harbornet.com
Veteran:
None
Year: 30 years in USPS this month 12/01
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001
Comments: Bill, You're a Postal success story...... Michael S. Hoover, EAS-22, MPOO IV, Seattle District, USPS

WEBMASTER NOTE: Mike Hoover is a long time friend. I appreciate his finding my website and leaving his message.


Name: Ed Walsh
Email: ewelch51@msn.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: June of 66 to June 67
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2001

Comments

Great site! The only problem is I feel like a MIA; but I have not had any real contact with any aviation Vets for a long time. I tried to find guys from the 173rd and 162nd but didn't keep looking . Glad I tried again and found this and other 173rd sites. Now,  if I can only find someone who knows me, it all won't seem so lost! I have some names of a few guy's -  Sweeny, WO French,Vietnam and Hunter Army Air field, Pete Peterson (Peters), Funderbunk, Eckard, Jim McGovern . To all my fellow "Brothers" "Welcome Home" There was a lot of good mixed in with a of Hell that we were in! Look for my pictures on Brother Ray Rahouse site, or send me an Email and Ill send them to you. Ed Walsh


Name: (Unknown)
Veteran: Vietnam
Year:
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Comments:  I was just looking for some of you guys,  from  ABTY 1/13.  I was on GUN 1 and 3.  I also drove a truck "THE DUCK". 


Name: Gary A. Sharp
Email: sdeadwod69@aol.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 68 t 69
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Comments: 


Name: Helen Tardy
Email: tardyh@hotmail.com
Veteran:
None
Date: Saturday, December 08, 2001
Comments: Thank you for putting into words what Vietnam vets experienced. I'm a 1969 female high school graduate, who attended college and was questioned for avoiding the protests. I have been attempting to explain to my 18 year old college freshman daughter, why Vietnam was life altering for all of us. When Sept 11 occurred, these young people felt they were the first to feel terror. I certainly felt more terror during the Vietnam years which has been very difficult for me to explain to both of my daughters; the other is a 23 year old college graduate. My ancestors felt the terror of Pearl Harbor. However, as you said so clearly the worst part of Vietnam for a vet was the way Americans treated you. I am deeply sorry it took so many years for Americans to finally recognize and honor you. I lost 2 classmates in Vietnam and have 1 suffering the ravages of agent orange from my class of 69 students. Thanks for your service to America.


Name: John A. Ohmer, SGM (Ret)
Email: sgmohmer1@msn.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: April 1968-August 1968
Date: Friday, December 07, 2001

Comments

I was loaned to the 173rd AHC from the 162nd AHC, April 1968 to August 1968, as an Aircraft Armament Specialist. Does any one remember me? Although my time was short with the Robin Hoods, I remember Sherwood Forest like it was yesterday. I was TDY to the 173rd AHC because the 162nd AHC had four Aircraft Armament Repairmen and the 173rd had none. I pulled a total of three tours in Vietnam, 162ndAHC/173rd AHC, 334th Attack Helicopter Company and the 3/17th Air Cav, B Troop. After Vietnam I remained in the Army serving a total of 27 years and retiring as a Sergeant Major. I now teach high school social studies in Rockville, Maryland. I look forward to hearing from anyone from the 173rd.


Name: Steve Collins
Email: collins@eznet.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 9/68 to 9/69
Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2001
Comments: Just found this site, and it is fantastic! I know I will spend many hours exploring it and reliving old memories.

Looking to hear from anyone who served in HHC 11th CAB in the Communications section. I was the midnight guy in the TT/Crypto from September 1968 to September 1969.


Name: Edward Chandler
Email: T0000lmann@yahoo.com
Veteran:
Gulf War
Year: 1979-current
Date: Monday, December 03, 2001
Comments; I am by no means a combat veteran like those of you in Vietnam. I was however, a member of the 173rd AVN Robinhoods stationed on Fliegerhorst Kaserne Germany from 1979-1983. I am looking for anyone that was also stationed there at that time and if so please email me. My name is SFC Eddie Chandler then SP/4 Chandler tail number 72-21634 (HUEY) Thank you SFC Chandler


Name: Mark Edmonds
Veteran:
Vietnam
Date: Saturday, December 01, 2001
Comments: Hi Bill. Mark Edmonds from Vallejo.


Name: Ernest J Elia
Email: ENJElia1@aol.com
Veteran:
Other
Year: 6
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Comments: To all who served in Viet Nam and also to those who gave of themselves to serve in the US military, thank you for your sacrifice. You gave that we may all enjoy the freedoms granted in our US Constitution. May God Bless you all. Service was given in the US Army, during the Vietnam conflict. Many friends did not return from that place. By God's grace and mercy, service was necessary for me in Vietnam. Orders were in the works several times, but they never came through. Those that went there are the heroes of the time.


Name: Joseph "Glen" Dunnam
Email: j_dunnam@bellsouth.net
Webpage: http://greasycreek.homestead.com/greasycreek.html
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: Viet Nam 6/69-6/70
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Comments:

Except for the Grace of our Lord-Jesus-Christ, I would probably not have returned from Viet Nam. C.A.P. Marine Vet CAP 1-3-4 (Chu Lai) Son Tra and Dong Lea. No physical scars, just memories, and some of them close. We lost a few, and things like that you don't forget. Just Thankful I made it home. Sure miss the ones lost. May GOD Bless you in your work for HIM.


Name: Dessouki
Email: nazar,dessouki@btinternet.com
Veteran:
None
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Comments: I enjoyed visiting this site. Thank you.


Name: Laura Ellen
Email: Ljmwsmith@aol.com
Webpage: www.StoriesRUs.org

Veteran: None
Year: None to America; 44 to Jesus
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Comments:

Hello, Just wanted to say I've really enjoyed my visit. Your stories are really special. It's really neat to see your work. God will bless you. My favorite is the story of the Amazing Grace being played. You know, things like that happen to His children everyday... but it's only when we start to use our spiritual eyes and ears do we see them. A few years ago, I made a decision to start "watching". Sure enough... those little miracles would happen and every time I'd just be in awe. Now, why is it we are always in awe? He knows how many hairs are on our heads. Why in the world should we be surprised. Ha. Guess it's the dirt we're made of. Oh well... God bless you... for everything you do for Jesus.

WEBMASTER NOTE: Check out here website. It is highly recommended. 


Name: Howard Riser
Email: junior48@jps.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: Jan'69 - Nov '69, Oct '70 - Oct '71
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
Comments:  I am trying to locate "Duffy" Carlow who I served with in the 128th Gunslingers at Phu Loi '70 - '71. Duffy, I have your "Tomahawk" Phu Loi Viet Nam 1971 Book, been keeping it for you all this time. Please get in touch with me. Howard Riser junior48@jps.net


Name: James Jackson
Veteran: Vietnam
Year: 67
Date: Monday, November 12, 2001
Comments: Didn't I see the Tomahawks flying into that real hot LZ, where a jet fighter was shot down while bombing the LZ - during Operation Junction City? I believe it was the very first day of the Operation. Several units were taking part to transport everyone. I never saw so many Hueys in the sky as I did that week. The 128th and the 173rd really supported the Big Red One - and it was appreciated!


Name:
Email: RBARDENJR@HOTMAIL.COM
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 173rd AHC - The ROBIN HOODS 1970
Date: Monday, November 12, 2001
Comments: VIETNAM 1970 / TURBINE ENGINES / ROBIN HOODS. BOY DOES TIME FLY


Name: (Unknown entry)
Veteran: Vietnam
Date: Monday, November 12, 2001
Comments: PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY SITE ABOUT THE 1948 BOMBING OF DOKDO ISLAND, KOREA AND THE TERRITORIAL DISPUTE:

http://www.geocities.com/mlovmo

SIGN THE GUESTBOOK, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.


Name: Curtis A. Lacy
Email: curtlacy@#worldnet.att.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1967-1971
Date: Monday, November 12, 2001

Comments

I'll be darned. Never knew this existed. Turned on to it by a former river rat. Have not joined the VHPA either. Approaching retirement. May need info soon. Will be back in touch soon. Phu Loi '68-'69


Name: JD Cecchine
Email: JD77203@aol.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1968 1969   1970 1971
Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2001
Comments:


Name: Frenchy Lachance
Email: PLACH5@AOL.COM
Webpage: http://240thahcfl.www1.50megs.com/
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 8/65-8/68
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Comments

Thanks Bill for displaying are company's reunion. I was the line crewchief for the 240th AHC Maddogs. I'm also the reunions organizer. I just like to say to all Nam helicopter companies - . WELCOME HOME We were all the best in what each company did. Having reunions sometimes brings out memories that we all would like to forget. I feel they also bring back some great memories and it puts us all closer, so the healing process of war continues Once again, I thank-you for having another fantastic web page where all of us, no matter what outfit you served with, can go and enjoy and read some great comments -----God Bless US ALL - FRENCHY BOSTON, MA


Name: Mark Coletta
Email: mcoletta@adelphia.net
Webpage: www.162ahc.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 66-67; 71-72
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2001

Comments

I was really glad to find your website.  I served in Viet Nam twice - first time in Lai Kai, with the 2nd Bn, 2nd Inf, 1st Inf.  - Dec66 - Dec67. It was because of one of the Warrant Officers in your company that encouraged me to go to Flight school, that in 71, I returned to Viet Nam as a Pilot assigned to The 162nd Vultures in Can Tho.


Name: Louis Peters
Email: DAT 926@CS.COM
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 2
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Comments

I was in the 3rd BAT., India CO. , 26TH MARINES. I am trying to locate JOHN MORAN from  Buffalo, New York


Name: Frank W. Whipple (Bill)
Email: billwhip@tnics.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: Aug. 70- Aug. 71
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001

Comments

You have put a great web site together. I really needed to read the portion on MIA accounts of James Hestand and his crew. It does give me a small feeling of closer to losing my crew chief and door gunner. I did not fly that day because I was maxed out on flight time for the month, and it has bothered me what happened when their tail boom burned off and they went into the jungle. Thanks for publishing Hestands account of what happened. We are still not positive where they are but it does help. God Bless you. Tomahawk 12

WEBMASTER NOTES: Welcome home Frank. The information we have posted is all that is available on the missing men from the 128th AHC. 


Name: Keith Hiler
Email: mrpink109@hotmail.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1970~1971
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001

Comments

Welcome home, This started out in Ebay, when I was looking at a lighter with LAI KHE inscribed on it, Not sure where in country LAI KHE was I searched the web with Google and found this site along with others about LAI KHE. The light had a Army S.F. Airborne patch on it (sword with three lighting bolts). It's funny how you end up one place after starting somewhere totally different. I was with the 173 rd Airborne from 70 -71. While reading some of the parts of your site was difficult, I thank you for having it here. Keith


Name: Dane "DOC " Ford
Veteran: Vietnam
Year: Jun 68 -Jun 69  Robin Hood 3 Alpha CE White 1
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Comments: 8619 17th Ave Ct E Tacoma, Wa 98443Name: Dane "DOC" Ford


Name: Don
Email: webmaster@viralfreemarketing.com
Webpage: http://www.viralfreemarketing.com
Date:
Friday, September 28, 2001
Comments: Nice site ... I can tell a lot of work went into it ... please visit mine.


Name: Crystal Dawn
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/crystaldawnpoetry
Date:
Thursday, September 27, 2001
Comments: I am truly amazed at how beautiful, intelligent, and spiritually sound you are. You have a greater gift that most cannot come close to comprehending the eloquence of it. You have a lot to teach this world, Bill. Stay beautiful and strong.


Name: Anthony Smith
Email: tony2939@redshift.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 2
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001
Comments: I was Bn Surgeon at HHC in Phu Loi Oct 66 -Dec 67. I recognize a few faces and a few places in Phu Loi and at "Sherwood Forest". Does anyone have a tape of the "folk singers" of the Robin Hoods? I can't find mine after a recent move. My kids are very interested in my experiences there, now. GREAT SITE!! Tony Smith (Red Dog 16)


Name: Bob Codney
Email: rccdelta@aol.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1962-1999
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Comments

Bill, This is for you and the other crew chief's and gunners of the 128th. Sometimes as young pilots we forget what really allowed us to be around today to write in this guest book. It was not our skill or luck or lack of either, it was of the God given skill and professional care that our crews put into doing their jobs. Sure, we would fly into the eye of death, but you were there along for the ride (sometimes one hell of a ride). After the mission, we (the pilots) would go to the club for a cold one and watch a movie or write a letter home. You on the other hand were just starting your other duties. Getting the aircraft and the systems ready for the next mission! Many times with little or no rest and when I would walk up to the bird and ask " is she ready" Your answer was always "good to go" and I knew then as I write this today, you had my complete trust!! So as the pilots of Viet Nam get older and the stories get filled with more BS, I'll never forget who really allowed me to be here today. Thank God for a good crew!!!!

WEBMASTER NOTE: Bob Codney was one of the best pilots who I ever flew with in Nam. He was courageous, and a talented pilot. Most importantly - he was a man you could trust with your life! I am proud and honored that Bob has signed this Guestbook. 


Name: Brother Leroy Rutherford
Email: leroy374@ipa.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 67-68 69-70 71-71
Date: Monday, September 24, 2001

Comments

Bill you have a good web site. I thank you for you effort to keep the people in touch with each other. You feature the 11th CAB units - you see I was part of it in 1967;  in the 21st RAC, stationed in Tay Ninh and later in Chu Lai. Everyone forgets the other units were not all Helicopter units that gave support to the ground troops, as well as to the helicopter companies to help find and engage the VC, &  NVA. You see I served with and Airplane company.

Brother Leroy Rutherford CMLM 116th AHC, 21st RAC, A Troop 7/17 Air Cav., 240th AHC


Name: Jim Finnegan
Email: Finnegan@cmacwarrior.com
Webpage: http://www.cmacwarrior.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 67-71
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2001
Comments:  Great Site!


Name: Jim Triplett
Email: jttriplett@home.com
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/jttriplett
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 66-69
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Comments: This site brings back a lot of memories. Thanks to all the Crewchiefs on UHID & H models. Oct 66 to Oct 67 119th AHC Pleiku, Camp Holloway


Name: Jerry Turner
Email: egturner@mail.ev1.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1963 through 1968
Date: Saturday, September 08, 2001

Comments

Bill, damn nice WEB site, I can see that a lot of work went into this and there's a lot of work in keeping it up! Greetings from an "Old Warrior", thanks for your support of our beloved 5-0-Duece and our campaign to save her. Welcome home to you and all your Brothers, you deserve it!

Jerry Turner Warrior 25 A Co. 101st Avn.Bn. Soc Trang RVN 1965-66


Name: Al Kimball
Email: hdriders@atlantic.net
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 65/66
Date: Friday, September 07, 2001

Comments

OK Guys, Those of us who live in Forida and ride motorcycles, New Orleans is only a one day ride away. We need to start planning the ride now for the 2002 reunion.


Name: James Turner
Veteran: Vietnam
Year:66-67
Date: Friday, September 07, 2001
Comments: Your web site kicks butt! Lots of memories and old wounds but your web site seems to bring me some peace and hope. Thanks for all the work.  


Name: George Humphrey
Email: keokihump@aol.com
Veteran:
Vietnam
Year: 1966-67
Date: Friday, September 07, 2001

Comments

Hello! I served with the Tomahawks Aug 1966 to 1967. I was a radio operator, flight operations specialists and gunner during my stay. I really enjoyed viewing the web page although I did not recognize anyone I knew. I would be very interested in hearing from all Tomahawk alumni especially those I served with.

Aloha! George Humphrey


Name: Marvin D. Schrebe
Email: marvinschrebe@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.marvinsculturepage.com
Veteran:
Other
Year: 1979-1986
Date: Wednesday, September 05, 2001
Comments:


Name: Bob Smith
Veteran: Vietnam
Year:67
Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2001
Comments: I still dream about Hueys and the sounds they make. I will never forget. You either loved them, or hated them. When I was leaving the LZ, I loved them! But I sure hated you guys for taking me to some of the worse places in hell. Nothing as bad as a hot LZ - those few seconds getting off the helicopter would feel like hours! 


OLD GUESTBOOK ENTRIES