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i enjoy your site i did 2 tours as navy airdale ist tour as plane capt on a4e fighters 2nd tour attached to va113 on uss enterprise iremember endless 2o hour days patch bullet holes keep em flying i salute you i left viet nam july 1967 i was there early,war was expanding fast(happy trails)
robert d. robert <robertdrobert1044@yahoo.com>
canton, NY USA
- Friday, July 08, 2011 at 00:14:48 (UTC)
I was member of the 3rd Sqd. 3rd Platoon Delta Co, 1st Bn 8th Cav,1st Cav Division From July 1970-Feb 1971 when the 1/8 stood down. I was then transfered to C co 2/8 until I went home in July of 1971. When I first joined the 3rd sqd my sqd leader was Ed "Spooky" Nored. I walked backup to John "rebel" Farrior, whom I was sorry to just learn died on June 3rd, 2011. I also served with David Camp, Ron Pflugler, Don Bland, Joe Rucci, Steve Burns, Marvin Artis, Herbert Klotz, Roger Dixon, Herbert "Junior" Dorsey, and many more good friends and brothers. I have been searching for many years for these old friends and about 3 yrs ago I began finding many of my old squad mates. It is very ironic that on June 3rd & 4th 2011 Dave Camp, Ron Pfluger, and I met to research the internet to locate old sqd Members and on June 4th we found a number for John "Rebel" Farrior and tryed to call him. Now we know why the phone rang and rang and there was no answer, we were a day to late. May "Reb" rest in peace. Please if anybody remembers me and any of the others, email me as I would love to hear from you. Peace and Love Bob Turner
Robert I Turner Jr. ( Bob ) <bobturner49@sbcglobal.net>
Canaan, CT USA
- Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 07:12:25 (UTC)
I served in Nam July 70-71, Co.D 1/8 I was in the bush on July 11 and was in the point squad when we walked into the ambush . I have been in touch with Marvin Artis who got wounded that day and also Larry [Pizon] Antici you may remember I also have info on other grunts that served there from 70-71, I had been trying to find John [Reb] Farrior when I ran across your sight I was sorry about Reb, I would have like too seen him before his passing. You can reach me at David Camp 484 Lee Williams Rd. Carrollton Ga. or Home#770-537-1957 or Cell# 770-855-1409
David Camp <Acamp1957@aol.com>
Carrollton, GA USA
- Monday, July 04, 2011 at 18:18:46 (UTC)
Thanks to everyone that served! A friend that served with D/1/8th Cav in 1969 - 70,71. Died last week, the one thing that he always wanted was his CIB, awarded AR COM w/V device and Bronze Star w/V device but never got his CIB, His name was Johnny Ferrior, from Saraland, Alabama. If anyone could help drop me a line. Gene A/1/503d Inf 173d Abn Bde (SEP)
Gene Counselman <skysoldier173@hotmail.com>
Saraland, AL USA
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 02:05:31 (UTC)
Alpha Co 1/8 1st Cav Div Vietnam and Cambodia 11Mar70-28Jan71 I'm still tryinng to put the demons to rest. Can anyone help me find a name for the Medic who was probably KIA in Cambodia. We might have had a LT Woods or Lynch. CO Utermahlen. I am haunted by not having a name for this guy He was from SIMI or SIMI VALLEY California
joe curry <joecurry@starband.net>
davenport, CA USA
- Friday, April 15, 2011 at 06:36:42 (UTC)
Served at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research between December 1966 and October 1968 and saw the results of the Vietnam war on the soldiers. I had two younger brothers, Tom and Bill, serve in Vietnam. They were in artillary units. Another brother, Mike, served in the states and help to bury many soldier who gavs their lifes for this country.
Howard J. Delinck <howarddelinck@comcast.net>
Jackson, MI USA
- Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 23:10:56 (UTC)
I was in C/1/17th Mechanized Infantry, 7th InfDiv from Nov '65 to July '66. Was recoiless rifle gunner/rifleman there. Volunteered for Vietnam. I was in C/1/7th Cav, 1st Air Cav Div, An Khe. Was there 3 months. WIA 3 Nov '66 near Bong Son, Vietnam. Went first to 85th Evac, Qui Nhon; Clark AFB, PI; Tachikawa, Japan; Camp Drake, Japan. Was @ Camp Drake until March, '67. Looking for any similarly hospitalized in that time frame. I remember: Ron Bayard; Michael Aretz; John Mann; and after that, the booze went to work. I think my operating orthopedic surgeon was named Di Gennero or Diorgana. An Italian name. Ron Burns was also there. Bruce Bennett, from Boston, I think. He was in 173d Airborne. Mickey was in 196th or something like that. Dave Keller, 4th InfDiv, as was Danny Williams, 4th InfDiv. Baynard, some MACV or corps/other support unit.
Jerry Eagan <zennheadd@gmail.com>
Silver City, NE USA
- Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 14:45:21 (UTC)
Thanks to all of you who have served our country so valiantly, courageously, and well. Especially to Don Ketcham, I want to thank you for your service. It is because of men like you that we have the freedoms in this country that we do today. God bless you, my friend. Tim Puckett
Tim Puckett <timpuckett761@yahoo.com>
Hanover, MI USA
- Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 02:39:20 (UTC)
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ketcham last week and being introduced to this site. Amazing stories and photos! Thank you for your service
Maggie <margaret.mcgonegal@gmail.com>
ann arbor, MI USA
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 20:50:25 (UTC)
served with B Co, 1/8th, 1st Air Cav '70 - this is an awesome piece of work, memories and more, thanks for documenting all this and making it available - welcome home, brothers!
Duane "Dew" Klosteer <dewkloster@msn.com>
Spring Hill, FL USA
- Monday, February 07, 2011 at 18:27:50 (UTC)
Great to see you as a young man defending our nation.
Lamont Mallett <ldmallett@cmsenergy.com>
Jackson, MI USA
- Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 22:20:26 (UTC)
Delta co 2/8th 5/67 to 5/68 welcome home!!!
Mike Hagler <suemikehagler@hotmail.com>
Kennewick, WA USA
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011 at 03:43:40 (UTC)
Great site. Served Delta Co. 1st of 8th Cav, 10/68' - 8/69' R.T.O.humped company and batallion radio.Looking for Doc. George who I believe was with 4th platoon on L.Z. White when Skeeter got Medal of Honor. Been a long time, never get over it just get used to it.
Tom Paulovitz <tpaulovitz@pennstainless.com>
Quakertown, PA USA
- Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 21:57:54 (UTC)
Wecome Home my Brother
TOMMY ELLINGTON <toellington@sbcglobal.net>
houston, TX USA
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 18:30:22 (UTC)
I Really ENJOYED your site.It brought back memories.I was in alpha company (Sept 69-Sept 70).We traveled the same path. Thanks for sharing!
Dale Padgett <padgettdale@yahoo.com>
Spencer, IN USA
- Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 13:44:07 (UTC)
Really a great work. I have enjoyed reading the many stories and memories. Thanks.
sam Baldwin <sam@sambaldwin.us>
- Friday, November 26, 2010 at 00:37:08 (UTC)
First, thanks for your service to this country. Also, thanks for a great website and the great photos. As a modeler of military vehicles, I found just what I needed in your gear photos to help me in my construction of an M48. I am a regularly-published author with Finescale Magazine, and your site will be mentioned for references if the article that I write about the M48 build gets published.
Karl Logan <heydoog@hotmail.com>
Auburn, NY USA
- Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 00:22:07 (UTC)
What an awesome Web site and great photos, Gordon! Thank you for all you and the other soldiers did for us there! We will never forget!
Sharon Dalrymple <sldalr@windstream.net>
Sanford, NC USA
- Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 18:20:48 (UTC)
Thank-you Gordon, for all you did for me and our country. I slept while you protected me. You came home, and continued to be a good man, a loving husband, and a wonderful father. You are truly a hero!!
kathy cabaniss patrick <krazykat807@yahoo.com>
temple, TX USA
- Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 07:13:59 (UTC)
Had lunch with Don and a group of retirees yesterday. Did not know Don had been in Viet Nam or the extent of his injuries until we started talking. I was in the Air Force and worked customs and security at Tan Son Nhut from July 1966 to August 1967 in the 377th Air Police Squad. I was one of the lucky ones and did not see much action for all of you who did and the MIA's and KIA's I salute you.
Terry Good <terrygood@sbcglobal.net>
Jackson, MI USA
- Friday, November 05, 2010 at 13:54:51 (UTC)
My oldest brother was 1st AirCav in Viet Nam in 1965-66...spent time on a LRRP team. He came home. Just surfed into your site....thanks for that. Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum. Hogan
Kirk hogan <cozyhome3@comcast.net>
Manchester, NH USA
- Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 01:19:35 (UTC)
was with the 1st cav 2nd bat co. D was there 68 to 69 was there in the north and in the south was a RTO when we in south. Angery Skipper.
Billy Lowery <billtx3511c2002@yahoo.com>
San Angelo, TX USA
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 16:45:57 (UTC)
Although I was little late for Namm, I work at the VA Hospital and took care of Don Ketchum. He is fine after surgery, he is proud of his service. I thank you for allowing me to visit your site
Mark Raepsaet SFC <drstingrae@yahoo.com>
Ann Arbor, MI USA
- Monday, September 27, 2010 at 03:14:48 (UTC)
I am absolutely stunned that I was able to find the website that lists all of my fellow soldiers of Charlie Company. I am simply in tears! Thanks so much for your website. I will never forget Thanksgiving of 1968m when the chopper bringing our 1st. meal in months and when it was shot down above us. Please write to me and welcome home. Sgt. Hobson.
james e. hobson <jehnrw@sbcglobal.net>
chicago, IL USA
- Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 18:23:20 (UTC)
Touching web page, I stumbled across it and spent hours over the next few days looking at it. My grandmother's brother was in Vietnam. I'm only 23. As much as I want to ask him about his experiences I feel it wouldn't be respectful to ask him about something he has never spoken of voluntary. This web page has helped me gain insight into what young American men went through. Thank you.
Canton, OH USA
- Monday, September 20, 2010 at 18:21:43 (UTC)
I was in c\bat 2nd 19th artillary lz white mar 21 69 when we got hit thank all you guys for the job you did
bill weiss <weiss2@frontier.com>
castile, NY USA
- Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 20:11:04 (UTC)
7/11/2010 - I met Don Ketcham today. Saw him in a grocery store wearing his 1st Cav hat. I approached as I do every other vet I find and said "Welcome Home, Bro." He looked a bit puzzled, but, when I pointed to his hat, he understood. I am a Vietnam Era vet myself. As I told Don, I served in Europe mostly and one summer played baseball so all I had to protect myself from that summer was a high inside pitch. Anyway, thanks to all of you for your service and may God Bless each and every one of you today and always.
Bill Gannon <randogannon@att.net>
Jackson, MI USA
- Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 23:47:40 (UTC)
Do you know Joel Mabus' song, "Touch a Name on the Wall" ? About a returning vet visiting a friend's name on The Wall. All honor is due the men who served - the hell with the politicians who sent them there - John.
John McLaughlin <john.mclaughlin4@verizon.net>
Silver Spring, MD USA
- Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 17:31:52 (UTC)
I was Medevac 22 at this time, the Medevac 8 refered to in the firefight audio was I believe Rich Leonard, a good friend and a crazy man, totally fearless.
Jon S Richards <medevac22@msn.com>
Portage, MI USA
- Monday, June 28, 2010 at 23:44:28 (UTC)
E 1/8 from 5jan1970 to 30nov1970 first 1-6 was LT Keck. don't remember the others after he got wounded. He was the only one we had that was worth a s--t.
Gent, Ronald "GUB" <springergent49@hotmail.com>
Bunker Hill, WV USA
- Monday, June 28, 2010 at 20:50:49 (UTC)
Thanks for your efforts then and now ! I was in B Co. 1st of the 8th Cavalry during that same period... I served under Jerry Fitzgerald and Robert Leisy
joel campanile <joel@ascensionmarine.com>
prairieville, LA USA
- Monday, May 10, 2010 at 18:12:18 (UTC)
As I started typing this message, I swear to God, In-a-gadda-da-vida started playing on my other pc in the background. SPOOKY! Anyway, I did not serve in Vietnam. The first year I was eligible was the last year of the draft, and I think my number was like 219 or such, which made me totally safe from being called up. I did not oppose the war, but I can't say that I knew enough about it to support it either. It was just there. I can say that I never could understand the treatment that you guys received from the general public when you were state-side. I had plenty of respect for ANY person in the military. I knew and worked with many Vietnam vets and NONE of these guys would talk about the war. The only thing I could get was how long they were in and where they were in-country. A good friend of mine, who saw action in Desert Storm told me one thing about war. He said "When you're in the middle of a fire-fight, you are not fighting for country, freedom, or family. The ONLY thing that is important is not letting the guy next to you down!" So my thanks to you and all the people that serve. This site is remarkable. You should be very proud of it. Thank you for making all this info available. May God Bless You!
mark stevens <marcus.l.stevens@gmail.com>
commerce, TX USA
- Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 03:11:37 (UTC)
very interesting and educational
gail bufford <g_bufford@yahoo.com>
jackson, MI USA
- Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 18:21:42 (UTC)
Thanks again Gordie,see you in June
Peter Hendricks <bubbacares@yahoo.com>
Springfield, MO USA
- Friday, April 09, 2010 at 18:38:16 (UTC)
Hello to all of you vets---I was first to the eight--hhq and bravo company as a medic from 1969 thru 1971. Anyone out there who might have been in bravo company or in touch with somebody from bravo company. I was Pigiron 29 and then Pigiron 69. I knew some of the medics from delta company. I was there when they hit the shit and lost 2 medics to claymores. My hat is off to all of you vets. I have been lost for years and finally starting to find myself. hope all of you are well as can be. doc
DOC <MHigashi@aol.com>
- Friday, April 02, 2010 at 05:32:36 (UTC)
I have been trying to fine any info and pictures of Donal Ray Johnston. He was KIA 21 March '69 and received the Metal of Honor. Skeeter as we called him and I grew up together. I served in Nam with the Navy '71-72 (HAL-3)and tried but never got to go where he died.My utmost repect for the 1st Vav. Thank you and welcome home. 1st time anyone said that to me was May 2001. Thank you for your sacrifices.
John Ross <ajross@windstream.net>
Montezuma, GA USA
- Friday, March 05, 2010 at 13:35:16 (UTC)
I am Vinture Vinny Sciarretti Cousin Lou Sciarretti. Vinny was in Vietnam about 2 months when i joined the Army, we grew up together and we were very close. I left Walter Reed Hospital in 1971 and ever since i wish i could have been with Vinny on April 1st when he was hit , i just can not stop thinking if i were their with him i could have done something that would have changed that day. I want all of you that served with him to know that when he came home for 2 weeks as an honor gaurd with one of his buddies that was KIA all he talked about was how much he missed all of you guys and wanted to be back in country with all of you. I remember him talking about Ketch or Don Ketcham cant remember the other guys. A day has not passed that i do not think about Vinny, i named my Son after my cousin and Vinny is my Sons heroe as he is mine. GOD BLESS all of you .
Lou Sciarretti
Pembroke PinesI , FL USA
- Saturday, February 06, 2010 at 10:57:42 (UTC)
I was in the Air Force and was in Nam from 1964 thru 1965. I was in the 19th Air Commando Sq. and flew support for the ground troops. We flew c-123 Providers and did resupply,air droped supplies, flare missions, paratroop drops, low level extraction, and of course brought in the USO shows to fire bases. We worked mostly on dirt runways and hauled anything and everything on this Gods earth. We flew out of Saigon and covered the south but occasionally got up north.
Vern Metz
- Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 00:45:19 (UTC)
I served 4.5 years active in the Navy ending just into the Vietnam era so I can relate well to that culture but this site really puts your mind and emotions with the ordinary soldier who found himself in such an alien environment. I can only imagine the real feelings of all represented here but I really appreciate this web site to come as close as possible to doing that. Be proud vets of your contribution to the country and keep in touch with your fellow vets because no one who has not served can relate no matter how their words may attempt to.
Bob <bobsutton203@yahoo.com>
new fairfield, CT USA
- Saturday, January 02, 2010 at 03:29:09 (UTC)
I'm very glad that you created this forum and I like to say Thank You. I served in that Unit almost a year prior to the time you served. I got into Country on Octuber 4th 1968 and assigned to D Company 1St Batallion 8th Calvary (Airmobil) my C.O. at the time,??? I can't remember his name, we were operating then in the Quang-Tri Province and we were operating out of An-Khe. That was the I Corps. Then almost 30 days after my arrival in Country the Calvary moved to the III Corps to the Province of Tay-Ninh in, Tay Ninh City, close to the Cambodian border. That was a Hot area in late November/1968. We hit the shit really bad "Booku" KIA in Thanksgiving '68". Even to this day I wondered how in the world I made it through. My buddies used to call me "Sugar"(short for sugar-cane), sometimes they call me "The Crazy Cuban with the M-60).I wonder if you ever heard a story about our "Delta" Company 1st/8th of somebody that got hit by one of our artillery rounds that skeeded through the jungle into this soldier's fox hole position, tapped him in the left shoulder dislocating it, and it didn't went off because it malefunctioned.Talk about a "Lucky Break" Ha!!!. Well, that happened during my time there. God Bless You All...Sugar.
Benjamin Suarez ,Jr. <uncleben1146@yahoo.com>
Miami, FL USA
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 22:25:49 (UTC)
http://www.veteranprograms.com/id194.html Happy New Year! We love this website. It has been very helpful for our members. Also, our members tell us that our website is the best place for veterans to find information about compensation, pension and benefits for veterans. We have been told that VSOs now recommend that veterans visit our website first before filing a claim. Veterans learn about the process, who to see, where to go, and how to maximize their disability claims. Visit today! http://www.veteranprograms.com/id194.html
Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret <admin@veteranprograms.com>
Highland, CA USA
- Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 14:39:16 (UTC)
Iam a cousin of Don Ketcham to this day I have not seen him face to face but I have talk with him on the phone . I did not serve in Vietnam but I do want to thank you guys for your time and effort Iam a proud American and I want to thank you all. Miles Simons
miles simons <milharley@hotmail.com>
shelton, WA USA
- Monday, December 07, 2009 at 08:47:39 (UTC)
I happened across your site by accident. Good site and lots of memories. Welcome home brother. I was originally with Charlie Co. 1/5 Cav as a grunt in mid to late 1969. After that I became a combat photographer for the Cav based at Quan Loi and then Phouc Vinh. In your photo of the three issues of First Team magazine, the middle copy in the photo has a cover shot of a grunt holding an M-16. I took that photo. As I recall he was guarding a cache in Cambodia (might have been Rock Island East) against souvenier scavangers. I was also the only photog allowed into the City Cache in Cambodia, the largest of the war, when it was first being explored and have the only photos of it. It was my old line company, Charlie 1/5 (reinforced by Echo Recon), that searched it. A few of my photos are on the Charlie Co. web site at http://vvets.dhs.org/pictures.htm If you ever get to Chicago you should visit the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum. Best regards, Dean Sharp RVN/Cambodia 1969-1970
Dean Sharp <deansharp913@aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA
- Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 13:34:20 (UTC)
Hello - Chuck Spencer and I are trying to locate your Ed 'Spooky' Nored. I will send an email to 1stCavgrunt, but if Ed reads this, please call Chuck back in Reno. Or have him call me in Boston at (omitted by webmaster). He can also email me at rholcomb@oatbit.com. Chuck and I went to high school with Ed. Chuck went in the Navy and I went to Army flight school. 2/17th Cav, 101st Abn. Condor 13. Thanks
Bob Holcomb <rholcomb@oatbit.com>
Boston, MA USA
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 19:53:07 (UTC)
D CO 1/8 CAV 1968/1969 Things i will never forget and the guys i served with and i just hope that alot of you made it back.
Harold Cockrum <sunnydale50@verizon.net>
Howe, TX USA
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 15:15:52 (UTC)
Rich "Doc" Quinn was my best friend growing up in the Catskills (New YorK) area (Shokan and Woodstock). Met him for the first time in 4th grade (Onteora Central School, Boiceville, NY). He had polio and wore leg braces. He soon was over it and didn't need the braces anymore (I think by 5th grade). We got into a lot of trouble during our school years, of course not like now-a-days, and saw the principle many times. Also went to Ulster County Community college to gether. I remember that he was a much better student than I. I also remember that both in high school and comm. college he many times set me up for a humorous fall. When he went into the Army I never thought that He wouldn't be coming back. We were young and invincible. I joined the Air Force in July 69 and worked on titan 2 and minute man ICBMs so never was deplored to Vietnam. Rich would always send me letters saying how the air force people were weinies and that when he got back he was going to kick my butt. All in good fun. He also said that he had only 2 years in the Army but I had 4 years in the AF. I was stationed in Shepard AFB in Wichitar Falls, Texas the same time Rich was in Fort Sam Houston, Texas for medic training. We always talked in letters about seeing each other in San Antonio but we never did. I wish I had taken the time to see him, like I said, Rich not coming back never entered my mind. I miss him to this day. Rick Wendt
Rick wendt <ra_wendt@yahoo.com>
NewarK, NY USA
- Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:11:08 (UTC)
Hi! I discover the history of the Vietnam conflict. I would be very grateful if you'll answer for some questions. 1) What was the craftiest booby-trap you met in Nam? 2) Did Americans install booby-traps against VC? 3) Did you have a Starlight Scopes in Vietnam? 4) How did you cover your troop patches in the field? Especially yellow Cav patch. 5) Did you often be involved in the operation of another army troops (Marines, Infantry, Cavalry)? 6) What was the reason of USA defeat in that war? If you have your own opinion, please, write me. If you can, please, answer me for some of that questions. keltcross@yandex.ru Paul. Thank you.
Paul <keltcross@yandex.ru>
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:44:39 (UTC)
Hi, Thank you for sharing your story about my brother Richard (Doc) Floyd quinn who died in Vietnam July 12, 1970. I never really knew what happened to him as I was only 13 years old at the time. Although it was a little hard to look at the picure taken of his covered dead body, at the same time it was good to know that he died in a short period of time. I have a photo album of pictures that was sent home from the army. Perhaps someone would want them and could identify the people in the picures in his company.
susan quinn-velez <squinnvelez@yahoo.com>
woodstock, NY USA
- Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 04:41:58 (UTC)
I was in 1st platoon from Jan. 67 to June of 67. I had been in the stockade at Fort Ord before coming to Viet-nam. When I arrived in country I was a private E-1 for the first 3-4 months with 2/3 forfeiture of pay. I was in the weapons squad as an ammo bearer then assistant gunner then gunner. Sgt. Balio,my squad leader used to like to say that I was the only pvt. E-1 machinegunner in all of Viet-Nam. Maybe I was. I had orders to go to the Division LRRP unit in June and stayed there till end of August of 68. Me and a couple of others from 1/8 Cav had orders to Lrrps which except for us was an all volunteer unit. I have really enjoyed your website. It has brought back a lot of memories. Thank you
Jim McIntyre <jimsuemc@jimsuemc.com>
Grass Valley , CA USA
- Monday, August 25, 2008 at 06:22:55 (UTC)
Your web site is well worth taking the time for a long lingering look. Thanks for sharing your Vietnam experience. Charlie Company, 2/7 1st Cav 1968-69
John Guillory <fisheye1@sbcglobal.net>
Corona, CA USA
- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 06:29:29 (UTC)
thanks you so much for sharing some very intimate,powerful emotions with everyone. this is by far the most moving wesite on vietnam that i have ever read. and thank you so much for all of the sacrifices you made. you will NEVER be forgotton!!
debbie huddle <dhuddle1@stny.rr.com>
binghamton, NY USA
- Friday, May 09, 2008 at 15:04:12 (UTC)
Thank you for Sharing. Thank you guys for all you done for us back here in the states at that time. To my friend Don Ketcham telling us about this site.... sorry things were so negative toward you guys at the time of your return....God Bless...Lee
Lee McFate <leemcfateera@aol.com>
Jackson, MI USA
- Friday, April 25, 2008 at 01:06:27 (UTC)
Although I had never met my cousin Vinny, this website brings him to life. I am so grateful to see the pictures and read the stories. My dad, Timothy Sciarretti, and Vinny were cousins and best friends. Now they are both in heaven! Thank you for this...I have learned more about my family history.
Gina Sciarretti-Fajt <ginadmb18@hotmail.com>
Greensburg, PA USA
- Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 01:21:56 (UTC)
Whats up ketch long time no see this is Alex from overisel storage just dropping you guys a line to let you know that your service was appreciated my dad was there too.with 25th inf. in 68 and he was with macv 70 or 71 i\'m not sure so keep your head up and your but down god bless.
Lionel Alexander <mitze6@msn.com>
Muskegon, MI USA
- Friday, February 29, 2008 at 04:07:15 (UTC)
I was refered to this sight by Don Ketcham. Let me start out by saying I was born in late 1971- I really have no personal connection to the Vietnam War, other than the fact that I have been infatuated with it ever since I was a young girl: were I have wanted to study and hear all I can about it. The \"Forgotten War,\" not by me.I have read many books, magazines and watched countless movies about the Vietnam war. Read many biographys and Auto biographies. And about 10 yrs ago I had the pleasure of talking to a Vietnam Vet. while I was at a the moving Wall ceremony in Sandusky, Michigan. That moment touch my life, what I thought would be forever. Until I started reading this web sight, it has touch me in a way I can not explain. I contribute it to the fact that I know Don Ketcham personnally, who is a terrific man. It was hard for me to read what himself and others had to endure, see and loose. It wrenched on my heart strings, in away I can not explain. No matter how many books,and magazines I have read I still cannot fully understand what Don or others had to endure.I can try to imagine, even then I can not imagine what they felt day in or day out. I can however do what I have always done and that is listen to a Vietnam Vet, talk to them and let them know that they are not \"Forgotten\" by me, that from the bottom of my heart I am truely Thankful for all they have done and or did. I apologize for any miss doings you may have gotten on your return trip home. I remember at one point in my teen years I had asked my Junior yr. History teacher why we do not learn about the Vietnam War. He simply said it\'s not in our books. That was not a good answer I told him. As you can imagine I got in trouble, which didn\'t make sense to me. This war was a part of our history in so many ways. And yet today the children still learn nothing on it. I am however trying to change that, I have sat my children down and started talking to them about the Vietnam War. About 4yrs ago I took my children to Selfridge Air national Guard Base for an airshow, were they had the moving Wall, before I took them up there I told them to simply pray and say thank you. Well one of my son\'s said thank you a little to loud as I looked over at him a Vietnam Vet standing next to him said , \"Your welcome\" and shook his hand. On that note I would personnely like to give Don and his fellow soldiers a great Big Thank you for all you had to give up, go through and loose. And to thank your families for all they had to endure while you were away. May God Bless each and everyone of you and may he hold you safetly in the palm of his hand. Thank you and God Bless each and every Vet. that has faught for our freedom and safety. This web sight has truely been a very educational and moving experience for me. Very well put together with all the dates, pictures and documents. If you allow yourself to you can really get a good understanding what life or reality was like for them. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Cynthia Laeder <laeder@sbcglobal.net>
Jackson, MI USA
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 13:59:25 (UTC)
Thanks to Don Ketcham for referring me to this site; I have a hard time finding the words to express the gratitude for what you all gave for us; THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. Don is special to me as a friend and I will never forget what he personally has contributed.
Tom Delor <tomhenry@aol.com>
Dorr, MI USA
- Friday, February 08, 2008 at 01:35:41 (UTC)
I was in Viet Nam March to November 67. Do to being wounded was able to leave that wonderfull country.(?). My brother 11 years younger told me just a couple years ago, that the song by Elton John, would always tear him up.Being older and leaving on a jet plan,clouds in my eye,He and my parents would be at the airport waving good bye.Thanks Dave. The song \"Daniel My Brother\" If you have younger brother or sisters Listen to the song closely.It will put a tear in your eye.Thank you for this web site. Also would like to reach David Clevenger from Michigan.C Co. 1/8 67. He later in Nam became a machine gunner fo Charlie Charlie.Rembering names Alex Gonzolas, Fred Wukich, Dugan, Indio,James Mason, lt. Flake. Great Site to rember great friends.
John Evorik <johnevorik@comcast.net>
Crown Point, IN USA
- Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 13:34:55 (UTC)
I happend across this site as i searched for my father\'s company. He was part of 1-8th and in Delta Co. The years i am unsure of but it would have been around late 68 to early 70. I am currently stationed in Iraq with the 82nd ABN DIV. I am in the navy and serving as an individual Augmentee with 1-504th PIR as a Batallion electronic warfare officer. I found myself seeing a lot of 1-8th Cav guys and my dad mentioned he served with you guys. Not sure of nay names but i am sure it would be a rush of emotions for him either way. Overall i am amazed at the site and was hopeful to see my dad\'s name under your roster but i am not sure where he would have been or an exact time. Just know i think what you have done is great and wish you the best! Thanks and i am proud of yours and everyone\'s service to our great country! Josh
Joshua Whitaker <po1whitaker@yahoo.com>
Pensacola, FL USA
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 17:17:34 (UTC)
Emotional, sincere, served in country 71-72. Welcome home to all.
vasquez raymond g. <vasquez-raymond@sbcglobal.net>
san antonio , TX USA
- Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 02:51:09 (UTC)
Very Nice site, The pictures brought back many memories. I was a Squad Ldr. (Sgt. E-5) with the C 3rd Platoon 1st of the 8th Cav, from September 5, 1969 to May 20, 1970. Our Call sign was Bright Night. I was on FSB Ellen November 4, 1969 when we had the ground attack. In fact I was blown off our bunker that night. And got my first Purple Heart or Ho Chi Minh slow movers award. Later that month we lost our Platoon Sgt. Pappy in a bunker complex. Then On May 10, 1970 I again forgot to duck and got my second a Ho Chi Minh slow mover s award and a trip home on May 20, 2007. Thanks much for the memories and if you can find a picture of LZ Ellen, JAY or Bu Dop SF camp I d sure like to see them. Steve
Steve Wilson <stevew@halmeconstruction.com>
Davenport , WY USA
- Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 22:34:55 (UTC)
I forgot to give my e-mail address on 14OCT07 entry. Also will say I like your use of the yellow and red colors on your site. Have a good day. Curry/1ID 67-68
jack curry <jack.curry@us.army.mil>
mendon, IL USA
- Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 14:44:38 (UTC)
Don Ketcham referred me to this site. I was in the USAF from 70-74, but stateside as a minuteman missle launch officer. I\'ve got nothing but respect for what you guys did.
brett stanger <brstanger@sbcglobal.net>
Jackson, MI USA
- Friday, October 19, 2007 at 02:39:48 (UTC)
Very Good! I was at Quan Loi JAN-APR68 with the Big Red One during TET-68. I was in 1ID Graves Registration and sorry to say \"we were busy\". I have been back to NAM in 1997 and 2001. I went up Rt.13 to An Loc and Quan Loi both times. The air strip is grown up in brush and rubber now. Have a good day and \"you did good, man\" with this site.
Jack Curry
Mendon, IL USA
- Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 01:18:32 (UTC)
Co. D 1/8 3rd squad, 3rd platoon 69-70 have a few photos, need your full email address to send them
johnny vaughn <blueorange1@cox.net>
scottsdale, AZ USA
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 15:11:03 (UTC)
I was referred to this site by Donald Ketcham, we were in the military at the same, but I was one of the lucky ones who was stateside for 4 years. This site is very informative and I believe a great healing tool for all the vets that were there. Thankyou Don and all!!!!
John VanderWijst <Dutch4969@comcast.net>
Martinsburg, WV USA
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 00:55:50 (UTC)
Thanks Brother
Mike Price <b68mustangs@yahoo.com>
santa ana, CA USA
- Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 16:16:30 (GMT)
Oh! I am so smitten! First, I\'m smitten by this website. It is the most tangible, honest account of Vietnam I\'ve seen. I was born in \'74 and I have no people in my family who went to Vietnam. In fact, I lost both my parents, so I cannot even ask them about the homefront during that time. But something in me is attracted to your war and your experience and your sacrifices. You ask that we \"never forget,\" and I hope my interest helps that happen. I read all the stories! Each month! You have taken me to that place in a way no novel or movie ever has--and I\'ve pretty much watched all the VN movies (haven\'t yet watched Tigerland starring Colin Farrel, but it\'s on my netflix list!), but the artists\' angles and craftsmanship sort of make it all seem even more unbelievable and ungraspable. For example, in Platoon, all the soldiers had major problems and attitude issues. None of those guys were \"normal,\" and while I can believe grunts were driven crazy and acted awful here and there, I just don\'t believe you were all off your rockers your entire tours... The pictures! The anesthetic pictures of your packs and the c-rations and grenades all set against the white background, these all gave me a solid foundation for the experience you went through. Seeing the radio mounted to the pack in such a clear way showed its 25 lbs. Seeing the cut in the toe of the boot from the machete showed me how sharp it really was, how real that weapon was. Things like the stationery you used and the c-ration cans cut to make a little stove and directions on how to use a claymore mine--these small details were amazing, ones I\'ve been craving for years. And the pictures in-country, so many of them moved me. The mail call photos (the little valentine sugar candies there in the middle of the boonies), the bunker photos that demonstrated your \"normal\" days, the poor guy with his ass hanging out!, all of those pictures are so touching and honest. There was one picture where a medic was tending to a soldier\'s head--a white medic digging around in a black soldier\'s thick hair. Both soldiers look like they\'re about fifteen--there\'s no hair on their skin, they still look like little boys. I cried over that picture in particular, even though everything appeared to be fine. The soldiers, I fell in love with them. Again, I was smitten. You were all so goddam young and beautiful. I watched Ed Nored, in particular, grow from a green soldier to a hardened one through the pictures. That kind of documentation is priceless, especially to someone like me who came of age long after the war was over, after the topic became \"tired,\" and after the veterans had been stereotyped. I want to thank all of you who put this website together so that people my age can begin to understand this hidden and too easily forgotten war. I haven\'t forgotten! My husband and I both hold a great admiration for what you did. The fact that you left Vietnam feeling the sacrifice was for nothing, well, it was for something. What you did gave a lady heroes (not to mention several crushes!) thirty-five years down the road. What you did demonstrated the friendships and love that were exchanged despite the hopelessness of your war efforts. What you did shaped the patriotism my husband and I share--patriotism and values and love that brought us together 14 years ago and has kept us together all this time. I\'m currently writing a novel wherein one of my two main characters (brother and sister) is in Nam. My husband is a local EMA volunteer not only to help his community but also to be involved in our community if, God forbid, we experience breakdowns like happened in communities all over the country during Vietnam. Our children will be raised learning what you did for us. Our children will never, NEVER disrespect a soldier, NEVER. Our family will never participate in the kind of cruel and thoughtless mass hysteria that happened here at home during the war. Because they will grow up familiar with the Vietnam War. Never forget! It\'s been very hard for me to get in touch with the Vietnam war. I\'ve spent years fascinated by that war and getting my hands on movies and books, but nothing has satisfied my curiosity or touched my heart like this comprehensive and generous website. While I may not represent my entire generation, I will use my rold in it to influence the \"never forget\" mantra. I will work on my book, and I will raise my children to remember. I\'m a college teacher, and I teach Tim O\'Brien\'s The Things They Carried. My poor students, they\'re your age when you went to the war, and they know nothing about it, which terrifies me, but it also gives me a chance to turn them onto the Vietnam War and show them not only its deep and impenetratable significance and how our society from the top levels of the government all the way down to their very own relatives have tried to sweep the Vietnam War under the rug. How we have all been manipulated! And young people don\'t appreciate being manipulated. My enthusiasm for the topic touches some of them, and perhaps contributes to the important mission of never forgetting. Thank you, all of you who fought for us, all of you who were wounded for us, and all of you who died for us. Thank you to all of your families who loved you even when the rest of the country didn\'t. Thank you to all of the families who had to suffer the news of their loved ones killed or missing in action. Kelly Lundy
Kelly Lundy <kellymlundy@yahoo.com>
Macon, GA USA
- Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 17:16:46 (GMT)
Great Site. Some of us were REMF\'s. I was in HHC 1st AirCav, Airmobile. Phouc Vinh RVN 1969-1970 My MOS was 93H20 Air Traffic Control. VFR Tower Operator. I did everything but that..Sh** burner to blackhat in Cambodia. What an experience to say the least.
William JenningsBryan Jr.
Sarasota, FL USA
- Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 17:14:12 (GMT)
Happy Birthday Uncle Gordon, Love Terri Steve and Katie
Terri Smith <jprsteve@aol.com>
Baker City, OR USA
- Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 03:24:29 (GMT)
This site was well done, I went into Cambodia with 6/31st Inf., 9th, also was with the 5/7th Cav.,1st Cav., I was at places like FB Snuffy, your pictures brought back many tough memories!! Welcome Home!!!
Charlie Salisbury <salisburyc6@yahoo.com>
Ft. Myers, FL USA
- Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 21:54:06 (GMT)
I was with d co. 1st bn 8th cav 1-4-70-7-12-70 this site is fantastic brings back alot of memories.would love to hear from any of you I served with. tlawrence40@comcast.net
Terry Lawrence <tlawrence40@comcast.net>
indianapolis, IN USA
- Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 13:54:06 (GMT)
Served with \'C\' 1/501st Inf, 101st Airborne Div., LZ Sally, Thau Thien Province, \'I\' Corp 1968. Great site - brings back many memories (good & bad) Welcome Home My Brothers.
Eddie \'Slick\' Ireland <vn_vet_68@yahoo.com>
Austin, TX USA
- Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 15:18:50 (GMT)
First of all, this is a wonderful web site and I want to thank you for all the hard work you\'ve done. Hoping someone out there remembers me. I was with the D 1/8 1st Platoon when we were ambushed Dec. 5, 1969. I carried the radio and was injured and medivaced out. Does anyone remember the name Leslie Durkee or Kelly Durkee? Where they got the name Kelly from, I have no idea. I was in 15 firefights from Oct. thru Dec. 1969.Never recieved a C.I.B. or Purple Heart. In process of trying to verify these events and establish proper name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Leslie Durkee <62wagonlady@comcast.net>
berlin, NJ USA
- Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 19:58:40 (GMT)
Served with D1/8 Cav 1st Cav. Airmobile Feb. 1968-1969 Was Raincloud 10 Let me hear from you at raincloud6india@aol.com
Richard Cheney <Raincloud6india@aol.com>
Santa Clara, CA USA
- Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 00:58:34 (GMT)
I am writing a research paper on the Vietnam medics who have committed suicide as a result of psychological wounds they suffered during the war. My thesis is that their names should be on the Memorial Wall with the rest of the honored dead. I would like very much to list those names in my paper, to at least give them one place they can be counted and honored. If you could direct me to a source to get that list I would greatly appreciate it. It is (past) time to honor these overlooked casualties. It would be my privilege to do the little bit that I can do to make it happen. Thank you for your help with this.
Molly K.Johnson <mjohnson26@northshore.edu>
Boston, MA USA
- Monday, April 30, 2007 at 19:32:24 (GMT)
Hi, I was introduced to this great site by Donald Ketcham, who I met here at the Cafe Lilla coffee shop\'s free computer. I was never in VietNam. I guess I was lucky to have missed it. I joined in June 1971 for a l month delayed entry. Went to Knox for basic and AIT in July. Drew lst assignment to Ft. Myer, VA with duty at the Pentagon from October 71 - January 74. Reupped for Ft. Bliss and made it to Ramasun ASA Station near Udorn AFB in northeast Thailand from Nov 75 - May 76. The closest I got to Nam was on the plane ride out of Bangkok on the way to Hong Kong as I was making my return trip to Ft. Huachuca. We flew by close enough to see the east coast of Vietnam. God bless all you boys and girls who went through that for the rest of us. Thank you. More later.
Robert Wesley Daniel <robertwesleydaniel@hotmail.com>
Jackson, MI USA
- Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 13:34:52 (GMT)
Hi, I was based at Quan Loi in October, November and a few Days in December 1968. I arrived in Viet Nam on October 24th 1968. I was hit by a Grenade on December 4th or 5th 1968. I was with what was called Gary Owen. The 2nd of the 7th Air Cav Company A. Custer had been our former Company Commander in the Battlev of the Little Big Horn. Company I beleive B, was dropped into a North Vietnameese Base Camp of 100,000 One Hundred Thousand I guess near Laos. All of Company B were dead within about 15 minutes. Our Company A were sent in at about 3 PM the same day dec 4th, 1968. I went out on Patrol the Next Morning looking as they told us for missing bodies. We in about 20 minutes got into a heavy Fire Fight. I got wounded by a grenade. Does anybody know about all of this ????
john t milligan <1dutch231@excite.com>
derby, NY USA
- Friday, March 16, 2007 at 21:08:30 (GMT)
Hi Uncle Gordon! We talked about Vietnam in my political science class yesterday, and it reminded me to come check on your page :-) Hope you\'re doing well!
Katie Morrissey <heartofawarrior@gmail.com>
- Monday, March 05, 2007 at 16:35:33 (GMT)
may i wish you all god health to all from the 1/7 and 2/7. i have just read we were soliders and felt very emotional i am an ex serving member of the british cavalary and have seen my brothers fall under fire but not to the extent of you guys. let me tell you all now your bothers didnt die alone they never felt alone they had their brothers all around them. let me get back to the book, the reason i had to find it is because when i was on vacation with my family last summer i was in a place called hayle in corwnwall where one of your fallen commrades was born rick rescorla is his name when i read on his memorial what he had survived in the ia drang what he had gone through and then to be murdered and taken the way he was the states and the world have been robbed. i felt compelled to find this book and you guys did one hell of a job out there you look out for each other i wasnt born then but if i could i would of gone there under the command of the great leader col hal moore thank you for your time. a distant brother in arms paul weekes
paul weekes <paulemma@blueyonder.co.uk>
rotherham, AL Uk
- Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 23:51:56 (GMT)
Excellent site.!I am a friend of Ketch and he told me of this site.I was 1 year too young for 'Nam, and I'm glad I missed it. I'm proud of all of you for your service to our country. All that matters is the man on your left and the man on your right.
kip howland <howlandkip@yahoo.com>
jackson, USA
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 20:38:42 (GMT)
I work with Don Ketcham, and being a 16 year Navy Veteran, I'm fascinated by your story and the story he has shared with me. I created a video montage for Don, which I hope we can link to this site for others to see. Well done...
Kurt Mitchell <memoriesinmotion@comcast.net>
Jackson, USA
- Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 14:09:39 (GMT)
Great site. I was in A Co. Have you ever run across men or information about A Co.?
Dave Clark <dclarkv@juno.com>
Cedar Rapids, USA
- Monday, January 29, 2007 at 16:10:18 (GMT)
Wow!! I am a co worker/friend of Don Ketchum's. I've said this to him many times, we have no idea what you boys went through over there. I don't know what else to say other than "THANK YOU". Rose
Rose Hernandez <arhernandez@cmsenergy.com>
Hamilton, USA
- Monday, January 15, 2007 at 20:18:12 (GMT)
you did a great job producing this site. i served with charlie co. (brightnight) aug. 68 - aug. 69. two weeks in nov., 68 were my worst times in country. anyone remember?
schermerhorn, dale <chris_and_dale@charter.net>
lacrosse, USA
- Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 22:01:04 (GMT)
Thank you to my brother Pat Toon and all his fellow soldiers for fighting, and risking your lives. God Bless y'all. Love you Pat.
Teresa Cooper <tlcoop82@yahoo.com>
owensboro, USA
- Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 03:40:22 (GMT)
3rd Platoon Leader Delta 1/8 Cav 3/68 - 12/68 than Company XO until 3/69
Warren David <RAINCLOUD36@AOL.COM>
High Point, USA
- Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 15:46:47 (GMT)

This is Sanch, AKA John Sanchez
John Sanchez <sanchezinspectorduct@dc.rr.com>
- Friday, December 01, 2006 at 02:31:35 (GMT)

Hi there from the "Web Master". Since my "free" guestbook was getting spammed (gotta love those on line casino people) by hundreds of entries. I closed it down and wrote my own. Some advantages are: 1. no pop ups! 2. you can write as much or as little as you like. 3. I CAN CONTROL WHAT I WANT! I will be working on getting it the way I like it so come back often. I have kept the old entries in the Archive. Gordon
Gordon Swenson <1stcavgrunt@webewebbiers.com>
Murrieta, USA

- Friday, November 10, 2006 at 16:53:35 (GMT)

First Name :   Terri
Last Name :   Smith
Email address :   jprsteve@aol.com
Your Message :   I am so proud of you Uncle Gordon. I remember when you left and how frightened I was and how grateful I was to have you back. Love Terri


First Name :   Mike
Last Name :   Price
Email address :   www.b68mustangs.com
Your Message :   Gordon, nice web site Brother, good to see ya in Vegas, I know what it takes to keep the site going, our history will never be forgotten, thanks for steeping up.


First Name :   donald
Last Name :   kirstine
Email address :   donald_kirstine@correct.state.ak.us
Your Message :   May ALL veterans be blessed and guided by the Lord. I for one am proud ov every one of you. Medicaly I was not able to do anything like you did ( I tried to enlist but was turned down ) God bless you all Don Kirstine, Juneau Alaska


First Name :   George
Last Name :   Hull
Email address :   ehull55@charter.net
Your Message :   George Hull passed away June19,2006. His funeral was June 22, 2006


First Name :   Emily
Last Name :   B
Email address :   candiland149@yahoo.com
Your Message :   Hi my names Emily, and i just read your short storie on your site, and i agree with you on a few things that you wrote, like when you said that other men that you were over there with dont really like to talk about it and everyone likes to deal with thing


First Name :   Patrick
Last Name :   Dooley
Email address :   patdooley@hotmail.com
Your Message :   I served from Oct.1967 to Oct.1968 I would like to thank all of the Delta Duds.


First Name :   Robert
Last Name :   Railling
Email address :   rrailling@hotmail.com
Your Message :   Great job on your web site. I hope all combat veterans will be forever remembered, especially the Vietnam vets. Thanks for serving our great country and providing the testimonials.


First Name :   Tracee
Last Name :   Salisbury
Email address :   traceeb@selequity.com
Your Message :   I was only a month old when my husband came home from vietnam. We have been together for 10 yrs. and he suffers from ptsd. he has just started a group at our local va out reach center, for the fist time in 10 yrs i have seen him cry (everyday, several tim


First Name :   Craig
Last Name :   Sherwood
Email address :   csherwood2@nc.rr.com
Your Message :   I was in the 3rd platoon along with Ketch, Doc Kloss and Butch Bauer, among others. I was wounded during the ambush of July 12, 1970. Look forward to hearing form others.



First Name :   Walter
Last Name :   Cezik
Email address :   cezikk@comcast.net
Your Message :   I just wanted to say hi.


First Name :   Donald
Last Name :   Ketcham
Email address :   dtketcham@cmsenergy.com
Your Message :   Picked up this website from Lt. Piekarski, hard to believe what is on it. I was in 3rd Platoon D 1/8 from 24 Sep 69 to 12 Jul 70, when I was critically wounded by a B-40. I do know alot of the names in the website and will do some looking for some detail.


First Name :   Randolph
Last Name :   Foriest
Email address :   rfisok@optonline.net
Your Message :   This is Treetop,Co D 1st Bn 8th Cav 3rd plt.12-69-1-1-71,would love to hear from you.


First Name :   joesph
Last Name :   bauer
Email address :   joe_bauer80@yahoo.com
Your Message :   looking for anyone who might have known my uncle Leonard W Bauer. also looking for Treetop-Randolph Foriest. He was a good friend of Leonards and I would like very much to contact him. Outstanding website Gordon, youre the greatest!


First Name :   John
Last Name :   Hiser
Email address :   jr1stcav@hotmail.com
Your Message :   D 1/8 1968-69


First Name :   Kevan
Last Name :   Mynderup
Email address :   kmynderp@sbcglobal.net
Your Message :   Great Site & the stories brought memories. Served with C 1st 8th Cav 3-68 / 12-68. missed Khe Sanh, but made all the other ones. Moved South in early Nov. Baaaaad place. Anyone remember LZ Mustang? or the bunker complex about 1 1/2 clicks away. C & D com


First Name :   Tom G.
Last Name :   Define
Email address :   killgook@mydictionary.biz
Your Message :   Good luck brothers Tom http://www.mydictionary.biz


First Name :   Robert
Last Name :   Terrell
Your Message :   Hi There, I served in Vietnam in 1966-67, Company D of the 2/8th Airborne, 1st Cav Division Airmoble, quad leader of the 4th squad, LRRPs Pony Soldier #4


First Name :   Mark
Last Name :   Johnson
Email address :   markann@hotmail.com
Your Message :   I was a remf at Long Bihn 68-69. There was a grunt from the Cav that somehow found us and hed come stay with us when he could get out of the bush. He was from Holland, Michigan. Id like to see if anyone know who he might be? Nice site Bro!


First Name :   Donald
Last Name :   Davison
Email address :   soulpony@aol.com
Your Message :   I am a 1st. Sgt. Retired and I served in Viet nam with H Co.2nd. Sqdn 11th. ACR. and I would like to see what a surprize it was to see this web site. Great Job and Keep up the Good Work. WELCOME HOME TO ALL MY BROTHERS WHO SERVED THEN AND WHO ARE SERVING


First Name :   Raymond
Last Name :   Stanfield
Email address :   stanfieldray@yahoo.com
Your Message :   Welcome guys. My 1st tour was with C 2/5th CAV 1st CAV 65-66


First Name :   Tom
Last Name :   Snyder
Email address :   tsnyder@kconline.com
Your Message :   I was not in the 1st CAV, but i served in Vietnam from 08/69 to 08/69. I was in AVDAC in Long Bin. Im proud to have served.


First Name :   Tom
Last Name :   Burgess
Email address :   burgessthomas@bellsouth.net
Your Message :   served in 1/8 co D 1st platoon 2/3/68 to 2/3/69.was in kah sahn, ashaw,and plenty more.would like to hear from those of us that are still around.It was rough times but proud to have served.


First Name :   Oskar
Last Name :   Back
Email address :   osback@earthlink.net
Your Message :   Would like to hear from Larry Hurley if he ever logs into this site. Great pics!


First Name :   kevin
Last Name :   atterberg
Email address :   fataberg@hotmail.com
Your Message :   Proud son of Jack Atterberg. My father has been looking for fellow 606th ordinance company of the united states army for a long time (actually since he returned from vietnam). He served between 66 to 68 and without his permission i have decided to take on


First Name :   gene
Last Name :   smith
Email address :   seugene2@aol.com
Your Message :   thank you


First Name :   Gordon N.
Last Name :   Spies
Email address :   SSLFSpies@AOL.com
Your Message :   would love to hear from anyone that served with Company D, lst Bn, 8th Cav, lst Cav Div from fall of l970 to winter of l97l. Also would like to hear from anyone that served with B Company, 2 BN, 5th Cav, lst Cav Div, after the Cav stood down.


First Name :   steve
Last Name :   smith
Email address :   jprsteve@aol.com
Your Message :   Hi, Im Lloyds son in law and just wanted to say hi. Thank you for all you have done for me and America. Steve




First Name :   Katie
Last Name :   Morrissey
Email address :   Lady-JAG@juno.com
Your Message :   Hello Uncle Gordon!




First Name :   Michael
Last Name :   Treetop
Email address :   tree_trucker@hotmail.com
Your Message :   hello out there! anybody recognize the name treetop? would like someone to contact me asap, especially Randolph Watson. Last station Huntsville, AL and Vietnam 1966.




First Name :   Dwight
Last Name :   Cole
Email address :   dec@gpslegal.com
Your Message :   Served in C Co 2/8 2/68-2/69. Great site. Welcome home to all.




First Name :   Bob
Last Name :   Smith
Email address :   smith3296@bellsouth.net
Your Message :   Company commander D-1/8th from 2 December 1968 until 6 Jun 1969. Would enjoy hearing from other unit members.




First Name :   Richard
Last Name :   Gerwitz
Email address :   Yellowpike56@aol.com
Your Message :   Welcome Home Everybody!!!!!!! E-co 1/8 70-71



First Name :   William
Last Name :   Ward
Email address :   wardwaw@aol.com
Your Message :   Served with 2/8 Cav;D Co.Recon platoon;1965-1966.An Kae.RVN.



First Name :   Bob
Last Name :   Walker
Email address :   ru12@npgcable.com
Your Message :   Great Site: Served my 1st tour in Assault Gun Platoon Co. D 1/8th Cav (Abn) I went over with them in Sep 1965-1966. Anyone who was in Co.D, feel free to contact me.. Retired in Lake Havasu, Az


First Name :   Lou
Last Name :   Sciarretti
Email address :   1cav@bellsouth.net
Your Message :   Vinny i miss you so much cousin, wish my son Vinny who i named in your honor could have known you.