The 12TFW Guestbook
July 2000 - June 2010


Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:18 PM
Name: Robert Small
Email: small.12@osu.edu
Location:
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Comments: Col. Howard J. Bear, USAF (Ret), 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 558 TFS, December 4, 1934 - June 22, 2010, Rest In Peace

Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:18 PM
Name: Dave Reeves
Email: reeves@netins.net
Location:
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: CRB-12th FMS AGE. I was in the AGE Shop March 68-Jan 20 1969. Any old AGE guys out there?

Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:15 PM
Name: Bob Mosier
Email: bobm737@mac.com
Location: Fairview, WY 83119
How good do you think this site is?: Very good, just wish I could find some of my friends.
Comments: CRB 412TH MMS 46250 Weapons Release and an augmentee with the SP's. I was there from Feb 69 - Feb 70, extended for the 30day free leave, when I got back I was sent to DaNang from Mar 70 - Sep 70 with the 366TH MMS still with Weapons Release. I worked nights my whole time in country and did get to spend some time at the beach, I heard from a fellow co worker a few years ago that went to Vietnam as a tourist, was able to spend 2 weeks traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on a motor cycle and only spent $100 US ( about $2,000,000 Dong). Said the Viets love Americans, and plans to go back with his family someday. I joined the Army after I got out of the USAF and flew Huey's for them for 10 years. '76 - '86. Got my inspiration to fly choppers after a Huey buzzed me and my friend Daph Knutson (a bb stacker) while we were walking along the beach one morning. He was low enough to put us flat on the sand and did a return to target and put us on our stomachs again, then headed off to the jungle. I think they were a little ticked that we were not living in the same conditions as they were, nor getting shot at as much. I got to serve with many Vietnam helo pilots while in the Army and really admire their courage and what they went through. I was also lucky to be hired by American Airlines and flew for them for 17 yrs, and got to fly with a lot of guys who flew for the USAF, Navy, and Marines over there and have nothing but respect for their courage, some of who were POW's. God Bless all of our brothers and sisters who served, especially the 58,262 (still changing) who died there. Glad you are home. I saw the 412 TH MMS patch on one of the web site pages, is there a place where I could get one or two? I did find a place where I can get the 366TH patch, but they do not have one for the 412TH. They will make a batch of 200 but that is a little more than I would want. Would any of you MMS guys be interested in buying one or two if the price is not too bad? The 366TH patch is $6.95 so the price would be in that ball park.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 6:47 PM
Name: Gene Argabright
Email: auggie@ctc.net
Location:
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Arrived at Phu Cat (1883rd Comm Sq) late 1966 back of a 6 by......Jumped into mud about 6 inches deep. They were still building the base, barracks were not complete, no bath rooms, out houses and pee tubes. Base comm was two vans backed up to each other. Our solution was, we built a building around the two vans and that was our Comm Ctr. Stayed that way until I left in early 68. Understand that they built a more proper Comm Ctr sometime later in 68. I'm in touch with about 10 to 12 of the guys from that time, we have a reunion once in awhile when I can get them all togeather. I knew several guys on the different squadrons softball teams and I pitched and coached the 1883rd to the base Championship in 67. Pitched for Phu Cat at the Vietnam Championships in Cam Ranh Bay.

Sunday, May 16, 2010 11:51 AM
Name: John Mann (A1C)
Email: craigslist@visionsofmann.com
Location:
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Comments: I was at Pease AFB (509th Bomb Wing) when I volunteered for VN. Was at CRB from Oct 65 to Oct 66. I was in Supply.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 10:05 AM
Name: CMSgt Mike Jacobssen
Email: michael.jacobssen@us.af.mil
Location: NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: 12TFW comrades, today, May 2, 2010 is my retirement ceremony from the AF Reserve. I officially retire (HYT) on June 3rd and turn 60 on June 4th. It's been a long run since I first started the Active Duty 42yrs ago (in the summer of 1968). I retire with a total of 26yrs. I've enjoyed it, but time to close this Chapter and move on. My wife (also retiring with me today with 26yrs also) are looking forward to the free time each month, each year now.

All the best to each of you!

Mike

Crew Chief F-4D
(480TFS)
Phu Cat
Dec 69 - Dec 70

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:13 PM
Name: Walter Cox
Email: wcox@neokraft.com
Location: Sabattus, ME
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: Cam Rahn Bay Feb 67 to Feb 68 Ground Power

Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:28 PM
Name: John Reder
Email: jkreder@sbcglobal.net
Location: Chicago, IL
Comments: Very Good Looking Site

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:31 PM
Name: Dave Henderson
Email: bigdl@pacbell.net
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
How good do you think this site is?: great site
Comments: I was assigned to the 12th FMS, Fuel System Repair Shop (Tank Farm) from Oct 66 thru Oct 67

Monday, April 12, 2010 2:50 AM
Name: Jerry McNulty
Email: gmcnulty1@cox.net
Location: Oklahoma City
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Served at Cam Ranh Bay 1967, loading and flying supplies on C47.

Saturday, April 03, 2010 7:32 AM
Name: Alton Blalock
Email: ablalock@tampabay.rr.com
Location:
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Comments: I was stationed at Cam Rahn Bay April 12 th 1968 to April 12th 1969. I as with the Base Fire Department.

Thursday, April 01, 2010 3:30 PM
Name: James J Dockendorff
Email: jimdox@new.rr.com
Location: Green Bay, WI
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Served in the Headquarters Squadron as a money changer – military pay 8-67 to 7-68.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 9:25 AM
Name: Allyn K. Maines
Email:
Location: Jacksonville, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: Just came across this site which I found very rewarding. Served in the 12th AP Squadron at CRB between 3/5/66-2/28/67. Thanks to those who initiated the site - tent city brings back numerous memories.

Monday, March 29, 2010 8:32 PM
Name: W. T. Hutchinson
Email: HWilliet1@aol.com
Location: Duncan, TEXAS
How good do you think this site is?: Top Of the Line
Comments: Assigned to Q.C. was APG and engine inspector. 66-67 Chief APG inspector was CMS Mopping from San Antonio TX and worked with MSG from LAREDO TX J De villa. The 12 TFW enlisted men in this unit worked under the most adverst conditions to maintain and generate A/C. The Ramp Tramps were the ones made it all come together. Pulled second tour at PHU CAT F 100 third tour DA NANG F 4 Retired in July 1975. SMSGT W. T. Hutchinson RET

Friday, March 05, 2010 11:52 PM
Name: Larry J. Howard
Email: larhow@sbcglobal.net
Location: Park Forest, IL
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent Idea
Comments: Transferred from Da Nang in July of 1969 to Phu Cat as a member of a Wpns Load Crew (462) on the F-4D aircraft that came with us. Stumbled on this site and was pleasantly surprised to have so many memories come rushing back. Looking to make contact with former members of the 421 MMS especially those that I worked with until my departure in March of 1970.

Monday, March 01, 2010 1:28 PM
Name: Robert (Bob) Rohm
Email: riverrohm@aol.com
Location: Orange,CA
How good do you think this site is?: Really Great and brings back Memories
Comments: Hi All my Brothers and Sisters. I was in Security across the runway from your base in 67-68 when we were building NAF which stood for Naval Air Facility and while we were building the base we also had a chance to stay at the end of the pensulia at Market Time with the Swift Boats for a few months and then was moved to the CRB Air Base with the Air Force and lived in the Hootches not far from the Base theater. After our Barracks were built one by one we got to move over on our base and we also lived in the hootches on NAF for a while. I was just wondering if anyone on this site can remember any of us at NAF. I was one of the Honor guards for Johnson when he came over and I have been looking for photos from all of us at the foot of the plane but can't locate any and that is because he brought his Vice President on the same airplane and I guess they still must be hid somewhere. I Hope to hear from some one from on here and I also am a member of V V A 1024 Brea Ca,American Legion 291 Newport Beach Ca. My email address is riverrohm@aol.com. Would love to hear from some of you. Welcome Home Brothers and God Bless You all and pray for our brothers still there. Bob Rohm USN RVN67-68

Friday, February 26, 2010 1:27 PM
Name: Ray Mozingo
Email: RayMozingo@aol.com
Location: South Carolina
How good do you think this site is?: Wonderful
Comments: I was on a load crew and at Cam Ranh Bay 67-68. Loaded the F-4's. I was with the 412th MMS but not at the prep area. I spent my time loading bombs and ammo. Can't remember if we were with the 412th or the 557th. Don't know how we were related as such. Would like to find the guys I was working with.

Monday, February 22, 2010 4:45 PM
Name: Lloyd Moate
Email: lloydm@knology.net
Location: Panama City FL
How good do you think this site is?: So far so good
Comments: I was stationed at Cam Ranh from July 1967 until Feb 1969 at the Naval Air Facility. It was a little bump on the West side of the runway. Any other Navy people out there?

Friday, February 19, 2010 4:47 PM
Name: Henry U Stewart
Email: henrynev@gmail.com
Location: Panama City FL
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I would like to update my E-Mail address; henrynev@gmail.com. It was just great when I found this address, I hope I can find some of my friends from the 12th USAF Hospital from the year of 1967 Jan - Jan 68. Wallon or Barnhill please send me a E-Mail.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:35 PM
Name: Donald R. Haile
Email: keiseroil@ritternet.com
Location: Keiser, AR
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent, Great
Comments: I was stationed at MacDill AFB from August 1962 until transfer to Eglin in April 1964 to the new 4485th. I was a weapons mechanic in the 12 AEMS and then the 557th. We initially had F84's and then we were the 1st in the AF to get the new F4C. I still keep in touch with some of the guys that I served with. Would like to see all of the oldies from 1962.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:39 AM
Name: William (Bill) R. Usher, Major General, USAF (Ret.)
Email: billusher77@verizon.net
Location: Reston, VA
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent -- appreciate all who have contributed
Comments: During my year in Vietnam (Feb 68-Mar 69) served in three of the four 12th Squadrons. Got my local checkout in the 557th, went to ROK with the as Executive Officer of the 558th from Mar-Jul 68 during the Pueblo Crisis, and returned to CRB as Ops Officer of the 559th. (Also flew couple of times with the 391st). Following selection for O-6 in Nov 68, became Deputy Base Commander (to Col Hank Koebel) before returning to US (MacDill) in March 69. By Jan 69, we had too many pilots for available F-4s due to potting compound problem on our F-4Cs which grounded many of them. So by Feb 69, many of us were not allowed to fly any ore combat missions -- sort of an anticlimax. Nonetheless, had be able to fly 101 missions in about six months of being at and flying out of CRB. Returned to RVN in May 09 visiting Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Nha Trang, Cam Ranh Bay, Saigon, and the Delta. RVN is a prospering, people friendly, beautiful country today with little evidence of the war, and no apparent resentment. Not much left of CRBAB east of the runway (cordoned off, and just abandoned with most of the buildings gone), but the airfield -- like almost all of the others we built in the country -- has been modernized and is part of the backbone of Vietnam Airlines, a well-run, efficient inexpensive and ubiquitous air system serving both Vietnam and much of Southeast Asia with new Boeing and Airbuses (roads are still way behind in RVN). Had a great visit, especially lying on the beach at a lovely resort at Nha Trang. The South China seacoast is becoming a booming tourist attraction -- saw their first golf course being built outside of Danang!

Sunday, February 07, 2010 11:18 AM
Name: Jim Sexton
Email: jsexton15@cfl.rr.com
Location: Merritt Island Florida
How good do you think this site is?: Good but there is almost no info in re the 389th TFS
Comments: I was at Phu Cat RVN AB from May 1970 to May 1971 assigned to the 389 TFS. Col Paar was the Wing CO and I flew 238 missions in the F-4 while there. I would like to hear from any other crew members who also in the 389th during this time. My email is jsexton15@cfl.rr.com

Monday, January 25, 2010 3:14 PM
Name: William frank
Email: cars@discover-net.net
Location: Hixton, Wis
How good do you think this site is?: Real good
Comments: I was at Cam Ranh Bay in the 483 trans sqd veh maint from jul 1971 to apr 1972. Sure was lots of problems when they started to tear down buildings and ship them. The nco club went to Kunsan afb korea. I retired jun 84. Have a good one.

Sunday, January 17, 2010 3:04 PM
Name: Ted McDonald
Email: te_ha@live.com
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Assigned to the 12th AEMS CRB as an aircraft radio mechanic from November 1966 - November 1967. Pictures can be seen at http://www.tedandharriett.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:58 AM
Name: SSGT JAMES ABEL, 12 SPS '69-70
Email: fronhotdip@verizon.net
Location: PHU CAT, RVN
How good do you think this site is?: EXCELLENT
Comments:

Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 2:55 PM
Name: Bob Russ
Email: rebob202@verizon.net
Location:
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Comments: Assigned to Phu Cat from Travis in 67-68. Can't remember dates well anymore. Helped create and worked in the Command Post. A lot of the lettering on those plexiglass panels was mine. Worked a lot of night shift. Usually an airman (me) an NCO and the duty officer. Managed to get my tail in trouble early in my time in country giving the okay for an airstrike without getting clearance from Saigon!! I can't remember if the AP's took me to see Col Sneider or Col Haney for my official ASS CHEWING. A1c Bob Russ

Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 3:38 PM
Name: James L. Reich, USAF, Maj. Ret.
Email: hcier1@charter.net
Location: Missouri
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: July 1962 – Dec 1965, 559thTFS

Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 3:38 PM
Name: James L. Reich, USAF, Maj. Ret.
Email: hcier1@charter.net
Location: Missouri
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: July 1962 – Dec 1965, 559thTFS

Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:03 PM
Name: Frederick W. Jackson SFC. Retired Army Aviation Vehicle Maintenance.
Email: Skiteam98@aol.com
Location: Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was a Sgt with the 12th Transportation Sq. Cam Ranh Bay in 1967-68. This brings back a lot of old memories.

Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:43 PM
Name: Raymond E Roberts (CMSgt Ret)
Email: Raymond.roberts2362@gmail.com
Location: Beavercreek, OH
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: New email: Raymond.roberts2362@gmail.com. I was one of the initial cadre sent to MacDill AFB in 1962 to form the 12TFW and 45 TFS (later 15TFW). I arrived last week of June and most folks started showing up on 1 July or after. I was in personnel at the time and walked into a room of mail bags on the flight line full of orders and personnel records for the on-slaught that began on Jul 1st. Had to scrounge a typewriter. Initial personnel officer was CW4 James T Leyden (yes, we had warrant officers then). He came from Shaw AFB and I from Seymour-Johnson. Stayed long enough to see the F84Fs leave, the F4s arrive and the 4453 CCTW activated, then I left for Elmendorf AFB. The unit activations, Cuban Crisis and all were memories of the Tampa bay area. Always very proud thru the years of having been associated with the 12th TFW before their Vietnam experiences and having been a part of their birthing process. I roomed with my boss, Lt Joe Sims and 4 other officers for a few weeks, on Bayshore Blvd in a large house, after my wife went home and just before my PCS. One of the other officers was Capt Walter Draeger (then Lt) who was awarded the first Air Force Cross (posthumously) when he was shot down in the N China Sea while piloting an A1H on SAR escort mission with the VNAF. He was an advisor to the VNAF in 1965 and I also served with the AF Advisory Group on my Vietnam tour in 1968-69. Must have made some kind of a favorable impression as I stayed around for 26 years and retired in 1986. Visited MacDill AFB in 2008 - loads of changes considering it was just coming out of mothballs when I arrived in early 1962 after the B47s left and it was slated to close before TAC activated the 12th. My old base quarters on Bridges Loop is no longer - having been cleared out to make room for new base quarters. I am a part of - airforce.togetherweserved.com - along with thousands of other AF veterans. Check it out and become a part of it.

Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:50 AM
Name: Lloyd L. Godin "Lew"
Email: Lewloni@aol.com
Location: Philomath, Oregon
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Discovered this site quite by accident while trying to research the mission(s) of the 12th Tac Fighter Wing at Phu Cat AB. I was in Vietnam from Jan 70-Jan 71. I started my tour at Cam Ranh Bay AB until March when I relocated to Phu Cat. Half of our group went to Phu Cat, the other half to Da Nang. I was the 2 man on a load crew with then SSgt Jesse Finch, A1C John whose last name I can't remember, but was from Indiana (he was the 3 man), and A1C Raymond Pagano, who was our jammer driver and prankster. It would be cool to hear from any of these guys. From reading other postings, I also remember the MIG in the revetment, the ROK base adjacent to ours, 12 hour work shifts, and the occasional rocket attack. To whomever started this site, thank you. I am losing and have lost a lot of memories, but this collection of postings is very helpful in retaining those I still have. Jesse, John, and Ray: if any of you see this, send me an email. My address is lewloni@aol.com

Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2009 4:24 PM
Name: Don O'Neil
Email: oneil31@verizon.net
Location: Manchester, Pennsylvania
How good do you think this site is?: cool
Comments: Crewchief f-4d, PhuCat from 70 to 71, 389th and 480th

Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:45 PM
Name: John Thomas
Email: jthomas@c21nebraska.com
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Comments: Great website; brought back many memories! Was the 557 TFS commander’s clerk from Sep 69 til unit deactivated Feb or March 70! I was proud (and still am) to be a member of such a terrific organization!

Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 10:47 AM
Name: Alan Aring
Email: aaring@cox.net
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Just got on will have to look it over. I was at the bay when Johnson landed on our new concrete run

Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 5:20 PM
Name: Thomas A Jaeger
Email: Thomas.A.Jaeger@uscg.mil
Location: 12th aems 68-69
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: brought back some good and no so good memories.

Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:24 PM
Name: Steven M. Tjaden (1881st Comm. Sqdn. 1969-1970)
Email: stjaden@uskh.com
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
How good do you think this site is?: I loved going thru the photos, great memories, at least most of them. Thank you
Comments: I was and air traffic controller and CRB from july 1969-july 1970 and have some good photos of the RAPCON and PAR facility between the runways and good times at the beach. I also partied with some the F-4 pilots over at the “Billy Goat Lounge”. Would be glad to share some of my photos if you like. Thanks again

Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:28 PM
Name: Robert D. Summers (Sgt, 12th TFW, 1967-68)
Email: rpsummers@compu.net
Location: Sharon, Tennessee
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Thought the site was great. This is the first time I have reached out to contact anyone from the 12th. I have good and bad memories (like most) of my year spent their. Keep up the good work.

Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 8:00 PM
Name: William Tucker Jr
Email: la-jeeper@cox.net
Location: Denham Springs, Louisiana
How good do you think this site is?: Great and Thank you
Comments: 12th field maintance 1969 to 1970 Staff sergent

Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:23 PM
Name: Doyle W. Kimmons
Email: dk@uwmail.com
Location: Weatherford Tx
How good do you think this site is?: Very good site, brought back many memories.
Comments: I was stationed @ CRB from May 66 to Dec 66 as a jet engine mech.

Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:05 PM
Name: Tom Stroud
Email: Tstroud710@aol.com
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Had fun seeing all the pictures of Cam Ranh
Comments: Auto-Pilot Tech at Cam Ranh Nov. 65 to Oct 66, Also have pictures. Tom Stroud. 256-883-7844

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 4:16 PM
Name: Mike Renstrom
Email: Marenstrom@aol.com
Location: San Diego
How good do you think this site is?: Fantastic site
Comments: Trying to locate SMSgt Williams who worked at the POL, Cam Ranh Bay in 1970. Please contact me at marenstrom@aol.com

Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:58 PM
Name: Arthur Sumner
Email: asumner@comcast.net
Location: Mass
How good do you think this site is?: New to me - need some time
Comments: I was assigned to the 412 MMS Gun Shop CRB '67 - '68. Did TDY to Korea in '68 with the 558th (I think) TFS - Kunsan then Taegu.

Does anyone remember?

Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:01 PM
Name: Mike Jake Jacobssen
Email: michael.e.jacobssen@lmco.com
Location: Fort Worth, TX
How good do you think this site is?: 1-Plus
Comments: Ref Dave Stevenson's previous, 'bout vapor-locked when I saw your msg..then I saw last name spelling. All the best, padner.

Jake Jacobssen, crew chief, 480TFS, Phu Cat, Dec 69-70.

Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:46 AM
Name: David Stevenson
Email: dstevenson@mgma.com
Location: Denver, Colorado
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: I was in the 558th TFS Jan-Oct 1969; GIB; Flew with Jake Jacobson; got shot down in laos 8 Oct 69; knocked unconscious, ankle stuck in tree and rescued by pj red willis (on his birthday) while they were shooting at him; met him in '84 at a pj reunion; giant of a man; he rescued woody Bergeron as well.

Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 9:54 PM
Name: Greg Martens
Email: tazgolfer2007@gmail.com
Location: Temecula, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: Was at the CRAB 2/67-2/68. Left right after TET started 2/2/68). I worked in the jet shop. GPU's Anyone else out there???

Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 2:43 PM
Name: Jim Byrne
Email: govbyrne@verizon.net
Location: Union, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I served at CRB in the 558th from Sep 66 to Sep67,C/C on acft 64-0769, This acft ran off the runway into the S. China Sea following aborted take-off .Mar27,67,crew unhurt. Thank God. Found picture of this acft,after crash sitting on 55 gaollon yellow drumbs in revetment. This picture can be viewed on this site at CRB photo album. Photo contributed by Chaindropz. Worked with some great people while in the AF.

Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 9:42 AM
Name: Dale Gieg
Email: tjtownsend0918@sbcglobal.net
Location: Carmel, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Brings back memories
Comments: Stationed at George AFB, sent to Cam Ranh Bay in May 1967 returned May 1968. Crew Chief on F4C tail number 63-7496. 558th tfs. This aircraft was shot down in early 1968. Returned to George AFB and cross trained into tow reel systems. Was fortunate to fly back seat as a tow reel operator. We towed targets for F4's firing the Sparrow missile. Our target range was Point Magu. What a great experience for a 22 year old without any flying experience...altitude chamber and ejection seat survival were the only requirements. The name of this tow reel system was RMU/8A. Thanks for allowing me to share.

Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:59 AM
Name: Gary Mitchell
Email: Gdmitch@aol.com
Location: Wyoming
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was with the 12th Field Maintenance Squadron as an Aircraft Electrical Technician working mostly on F4's at Cam Rahn Bay from November 1968 until November 1969. I also did some TDY to Phan Rang. Glad to see a site that remembers those days.

Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:14 PM
Name: Don Chriske
Email: fanofbama@yahoo.com
Location: Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Just found it
Comments: I was a medic at Phu Cat from Oct 69 until Sept 70. Dispensary commander was Capt Bateman.

Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 8:40 PM
Name: William Cope
Email: bcope01@cox.net
Location: Escondido, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was an Army helicopter pilot treated for a gun shot wound to the right calf at the 12th USAF Hospital, Cam Ranh Bay, RVN, sometime between 1-15 December 1971. I hoping to get a copy of the medical treatment record for this injury. Are such records still available at this late date? If so, how would I obtain it? Thanks!

Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 9:33 PM
Name: Duncan (Scotty) Milne
Email: duncan@duncanmilne.com
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Served with the 412th MMS, Cam Ranh Air Base, from Aug 66 to Aug 67. Also, did 6 months TDY to Osan, Korea (Palace Dog III) immediately following the seizure of the 'USS Pueblo' by the North Koreans in Jan 68. Saw many of my ammo buddies there too. Proud to have been part of the 12th.

Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 9:10 AM
Name: Dave Petersen, PNC, USN (Ret.)
Email: dpetersen452004@yahoo.com
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
How good do you think this site is?: excellent
Comments: I was a Personnel Specialist at Phu Cat from 12/69 to 12/70. We did have it much better than so many others in Vietnam - most of us who worked indoors had air conditioning, we had good clubs (I made Sgt E4 a month after arriving and did enjoy the NCO club), a great swimming pool, an indoor plus an outdoor movie theatre, a well-stocked BX, decent food, barracks, etc. I remember the tragic deaths of the dog handler (in a vehicle accident) and Sgt Fallon from the rocket that hit the air terminal, and a few pilots or air crew members on missions. Getting back to the BX, one fellow first-term Sgt at the CBPO got an art. 15 for purchasing a TV there for a Korean officer. You had to know how to say "no" to that sort of thing. I'm sure the Sgt didn't do it for profit, and the black-market was part of the Korean's culture. As for the rocket attacks, there was just that one fatality, but one attack took out an air conditioner at the CBPO. I enjoyed my R&R in Sydney (I was single then). The last of my 4 years in the AF was at Offutt, then shortly after getting out, I enlisted in the Navy, served another 16 years, and retired after my tour on the CONSTELLATION in '89.

Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 5:25 PM
Name: Ed Fenner CMSgt(ret)
Email: fen07383@gmail.com
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
How good do you think this site is?: Awesome, keeps the memories alive
Comments: In reply to Alan Knott, whom unfortunately I do not remember after 40 plus years, that is yours truly(Ed Fenner) leaning against the nose gear of 696. I fully intend to make the reunion in Houston next year(my first) then we can debate the merits of our failing memories.

Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 7:13 PM
Name: Corinne Forzano
Email: cforzano1971@gmail.com
Location: Virginia
How good do you think this site is?: excellent
Comments: Found that my dad had posted on this site and wasn't sure if he was able to get in contact with anyone he knew. I wanted to let you all know that he passed March 23, 2009 of stage 4 stomach cancer. My dad was in Cam Rahn Bay from November 68-November 69. 12th F4 Avionics Instrument Shop....Michael Forzano...known to most of his friends then as Fuzzy.

Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 8:07 PM
Name: Frank 'Ski' Oleskewicz
Email: fandkolesk@msn.com
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
How good do you think this site is?: Love this site
Comments: I was the cook in the officers club at Cam Ranh Bay. Known as Ski's special Omelets and Downtown Ski. Just Hoping to hear from old friends: fandkolesk@msn.com.

Frank and Karen Oleskewicz fandkolesk@msn.com



Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:56 AM
Name: Jerry Stroud
Email: jerrystroud@hotmail.com
Location: Orlando, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Served with the 12th TFW at CRB in Viet Nam from 1967 thru 1968, with a side trip to Kunsan and Taegu Korea. Worked with the 12th AEMS on Fire Control Systems for the F-4s.

Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:46 AM
Name: John (Jack) McLain
Location: Maricopa, AZ
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat when the 12th replaced the 37th TFW. I was a medic in the 12th Hospital Flight Surgeons Office. I also occasionally flew in the HH-43 of the ARRS detachment.

I am interested in joining the 12TFW organization.

thanks

Jack

42398 W. Almira Drive
Maricopa, Arizona 85238



Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 12:30 PM
Name: Greg Gertz
Email: ggertz@inbox.com
Location: Minneapolis
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: I really enjoyed seeing some of the photographs of Phu Cat in particular. I was there in '71-'72 with Art Leonard. Keep up the good work! Can anyone tell me how to purchase the 12th TAC Fighter Wing patch and also the 7th Air Force patch. I looked and the link on JJ enterprise did not include the patches.

Thank You.



Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 7:48 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
Location: Hartselle, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: PhuCat WCS 1971-- In reference to Karl's comments on Jan 20; I had almost forgotten CND's which was followed by IAW or maybe it was written out as in accordance with some manual yada yada yada. We really did try to duplicate problems that were turned in. Thanks to those who served and continue to serve this great country of ours.

Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 4:16 AM
Name: James P. Rowan
Email: rowanjamespaul@hotmail.com
Location: Maple Grove, MN
How good do you think this site is?: Very good site
Comments: I had orders to go to Quin Nhon Comm Ctr, a part of 1883rd Comm Sq. It was being closed, so ended up in Phu Cat. I arrived April 71 and was there until Dec 71 when we turned the base over to the VNAF. I spent the last 2 weeks guarding the Comm Ctr's. equipment that was idle. I was one of the last 26 individuals to leave the base when everything was turned over to the VNAF. The only AF folks left were the advisers. While at Phu Cat, I was the 1883rd's escort for the USO Miss America show. Miss Arizona was much prettier and had more personality then Phyllis George. I also took care of the squadrons mascot "snoop". Was a sorry day to take her to the vet., to be put to sleep as I couldn't take her home with me. Momma san offered to buy her, for lunch. I think snoop knew this, as she tried to bit momma san several times. She was afraid to clean my room because of snoop. One night a VNAF tried to break into my room to steal my tape recorder. I caught him and turned him over to the air police. Several days later we watched from our hooch as the VNAF stood in formation on the NCO club's parking lot. They were there to witness nine of their own being disciplined having a bamboo stick used on the backs of their legs as they layed on the pavement. One of them was the guy I caught. Got down to Quin Nhon to bring fans, bedding, chairs, tables, etc., to the French Nun run leper colony. Got a nice meal there and a swim in the South China Sea, before we had to get back to Phu Cat. Well these are some of my memories. Don't remember names so well, but if you remember one or more of these events, drop me a line.

Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:11 PM
Name: Alan Knott
Email: JudyandAlan@aol.com
Location: Chattanooga, TN
How good do you think this site is?: Really a GOOD one!
Comments: CRB Feb 67- Feb 68. Really have enjoyed the pics and the memories. Ed Fenner's picture of 696 either pictures Dale Lee or myself leaning on the nose gear. Does "Ye Olde Grey Eagle" bring back memories of that aircraft. I was evening crew chief when she was lost on 19 Nov. 67.Then I was assigned to 799. 799 was on display at the Air Force Academy for several years. Now it is on display at the Peterson Museum as tail number 63-7588. Often think of some of the men I served with there ( Martell, Simukowski, Killebrew, Alexander, Myers, Lee, Mikowski, Ward, and others). Thanks to MSgt Jones for keeping us Focused.

Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 11:23 AM
Name: Bill Troth
Email: billtroth1@comcast.net
Location: Saint Charles, Illinois
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was a Munitions Mechanic (46150) at Phu Cat 412 MMS from January of 1969 to August of 1970.

Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 6:04 PM
Name: Bob Daley (Col Ret)
Email: daleyone@charter.net
Location: Long Beach, Ca 90807
How good do you think this site is?: Brings back memories.
Comments: I was there in 1969 in the Hammers. Flying the Phantom

Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 11:51 PM
Name: Col William A. Schauer, Jr. USAF (Ret)
Email: wikis@hawaii.rr.com
Location: 2309 Halekoa Drive Honolulu, Hawaii 96821-1037
How good do you think this site is?: Good! Full of good memories!
Comments: I was at CRB from Sep '66 to July '67. I arrived as a major from Bitburg FRG and was handed my LC leaves as I met the DO, Col McNeil. Then the Wing VC Col Thorvaldson, told me to report to the 558th as it's new Commander! Wow, double whammy! I will fill out a membership request soonest. Aloha, Willy Schauer

Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:19 PM
Name: Dan Trampe
Email: dsoccer1@wi.rr.com
Location: Muskego
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was assigned to the 412th MMS at Cam-Rahn Bay from April 1969 to April 1970. I am attempting to locate a manufacture of the 557th and 559th TFS patch. Any information regarding my search is greatly appreciated.

Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 9:01 AM
Name: James 'Jim' Hoffman
Email: hoffman9540@sbcglobal.net
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: This is an excellent site.
Comments: I was with the 37th CSG at Phu Cat 67-68 and then Nha Trang in 69 with 14CES.

817.297.3017 (Home)
817.297.3057 (FAX)
817.946.3999 (Cell)



Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:05 PM
Name: Charles R Lauer
Email: postalpop@roadrunner.com
Location: Marion Ohio
How good do you think this site is?: This is an excellent site FW
Comments: This site brought back memories of my time at Cam Rahn RVN from Nov.1965 to Nov. 1966.I noticed the 12 Th TFW patch is different from the one in 65-66. At Mac Dill AFB, we went from the 12 Th OMS,to the 12Th TFW. I would sure like to find out from someone all of the medals we were authorized .I would like to someday pass these on to my son!

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:49 PM
Name: Phil Schmitt
Email: PSchm21925@aol.com
Location: Modesto, CA
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was in Da Nang from January 1968 to May 1969 than to Phu Cat from May 1969 to August 1969. I served a total of 18 months in country. I was assigned to weapons de-briefing at Phu Cat and was a weapons loader in Da Nang.

Phil Schmitt 209-534-2645

Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:58 PM
Name: Thomas Cooper
Email: thomas.cooper@comcast.net
Location: Camas, WA
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good

Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:22 PM
Name: Sgt. Danny Walden
Location: Cam Rahn Bay-1966
Email: Dlw1144@aol.com
How good do you think this site is?: Good

Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:41 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
Location: Hartselle&Cordova, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: very good
Comments: There is an F4 sitting up on a pedestal in a small town near my home that I pass by fairly often. Each time I think about going and pushing open that little spring loaded compartment door and releasing the drop down ladder. I wonder if I could still scale it and sit atop of that shapely beast. Remember how the curve of the wing allowed for a short resting of the eyes, if you were so inclined?

Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:48 PM
Name: Carl J Humbers
Email: chumbers@centurytel.net
Location: Sulligent, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Excellant!
Comments: Sure brought back a lot of memories. Assigned to the 559th "Billy Goat" Squadron in 1969-1970. Actually have some pictures of the very same Acft that are on this site. Spent a lot of hours on the Flt Line and also in the Phase Hanger.

Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:52 PM
Name: Karl Brandt (SSGT)
Email: kcbrandt@evertek.net
Location: Everly, Iowa
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was with the 12th AMS and worked on the F-4 INS system from Dec 69-Dec 70. My last 2 months were spent in debriefing, writing work orders. No one wanted this job since it consisted of pressed fatigues, shined boots, highly shined floors, fresh coffee, and irate pilots writing up the discrepancies (that were repeat) and had been signed off with CND (could not duplicate). A few times I thought I was taking my last breath over someone elses CND!!! I realized that CND was sort of politically correct for "UP YOURS", and this was no joke for a man that just out ran a SAM! I was the first in line for this venting. I would like to appologize for all CND'S that I had nothing to do with, and thank all invovled for getting me home safe. Phu Cat and the men of the12th are an important part of the pride I carry in my life. I sincerely thank all who served with me, and especially those who gave it all for our future and this great country.

Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 4:23 PM
Name: THOMAS KNOBLOCH KNOBBY
Email: tcknobby49@suddenlink.net
Location: 12 TH SUPPLY SQ APRIL 69-APRIL 70
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT
Comments:SURE WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANY BODY WHO WORK IN BASE SUPPLY 69-70, GETTING OLD AND CAN'T REMEMBER NAMES! HAPPY NEW YEAR.
TOM KNOBLOCH

Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 8:41 PM
Name: Ronnie Houston
Email: ronwx5x@consolidated.net
Comments: I'm celebrating my 37th straight Christmas at home since returning to the land of the "Big BX". Christmas Eve 1970 at Phu Cat, flying with the 480th, still seems like not so very long ago. I miss those who did not return as well as those who did. I made lifelong friends and will never regret having served. I was only gone 365 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes but it seemed MUCH longer at the time. Since then, I think time shrank because it seems such a short piece of my life. I left Tan Son Nhut at 7:30 AM, JAN. 15, 1971, flew 17 hours and landed in Seattle at 9:30 AM the same day. Couldn't sleep a wink on that flight and never felt so good in my life.

My children are now grown, I've become my father and I sleep every night with a woman who has been my wife for 40 years but still could never understand how it was. I'm greatful for everything in my life, including the year that taught me to be a man. It wasn't fun but it is a time I will never forget..

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME HOME TO ALL!



Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 1:41 PM
Name: William Russell
Email: sonofbill@comcast.net
Location: Oregon
How good do you think this site is?: Really enjoy it
Comments: I was at Phu Cat June 70 - Jun 71 in the AGE shop. If it was painted yellow we fixed it. I worked on the perimeter servicing the light carts, that included the ROK camp too. Then worked in the AGE shop ran by MSgt Mantooth. Also worked in the supply room with Sgt Waller. Phu Cat was great, a few swimming pools, hobby train station, reel-to-reel music copying room and good friends from the 173rd "the herd" cav. Glad to have found your site.

Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:09 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
Location: Hartselle, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: good but not used enough
Comments: 12 AMS Phu Cat. I wish a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a big Thank You to all who are serving, have served, and also to our parents and grandparents who served this great country of ours. I know this is early for holiday greetings, but as all of you know, time is going by faster and faster. God Bless.

Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 10:46 PM
Name: Ralph Grindstaff
Email: rgrindstaff@centurytel.net
Location: Moody, Missouri
How good do you think this site is?: It's a great thing to see after all these years!!!
Comments: I served in the 412th MMS at camrahn in 1969 to 1970 . I was one of many who had their 19th,or 20th birthday while in country.It brings back a lot of memories,,some good and some not so good..Seeing a site with the 412th listed somehow brings a validity to what we did when we were young..

Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 9:15 AM
Name: James Jones
Email: jjj3147@verizon.net
Location: Longmeadow, MA
How good do you think this site is?: Very nice, brought back memories.
Comments: I was with the 12th Support Sq. I remember Lt. Col. Jewel who flew the C-47's we were assigned , flying the province chief back and forth to Saigon. We also went to the Army post at Da Lot to trade for fresh fruit and veggies loading up the plane and having to corkscrew to fly because we were so loaded.

Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 6:20 PM
Name: Ronald B. Post
Email: ron.pam1@verizon.net
Location: Lakewood, CA
How good do you think this site is?: very good
Comments: Stationed: Cam Ranh Bay and Phu Cat AB 1969/1970 12th Avionics Maintenance Squadron. F4 Comm Shop. After 12 month rotation transferred to SAC March AFB discharged 1972.

Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:22 AM
Name: Mike Solon, USAF (Ret)
Email: mike.solon@ge.com
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
How good do you think this site is?: Wild but good
Comments: I was looking through the F4 Phantom web site and seen a link to this site. I am currently the go to TIGERS manager of the F4 Phantoms/ J79 engines Worldwide. There is currently 7 Countries who continue to fly the F4 Phantoms which includes the USAF Drone Program. We don't manage the drones but all the Foreign Countries depend on us to answer their technical questions and get them out of jams when necessary. Good site love to see people sharing and caring about the great history of the Phantoms and Highly reliable J79 engines. E-Mail: J79Engine@gmail.com

Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 4:29 AM
Name: Joe Croom
Email: Fullbird55@aol.com
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Part of the 12th TFW from Dec. 1965 - Dec 1966 Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam

Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 9:17 PM
Name: James Bergquist
Email: chickenlittle92071@yahoo.com
Location: San Diego, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was assigned to the RAPCON (1883rd Comm Sqn.) 1970-71.

If anyone has any photos of Phu Cat, please post them at...

www.flickr.com You can load very high resolution photos for all of us to share. There are some good ones on there now. Just search for Phu Cat . Click on a photo you like and click on "all sizes" to see the larger resolution photos. Check back from time to time and select "most recent" so you don't have to look through all of them again.

Jim (BT)



Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:44 AM
Name: Sid Ballinger
Email: ballingers@bellsouth.net
Location: Vero Beach, FL
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I left McDill in Sept 65 and was deployed to Cahm Rahn Bay where I spent the next 12 mos as an auto-pilot spec. on the F-4..I really enjoyed your site..thanks for the updates.

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:28 AM
Name: Norm Dubuc
Email: norm@pdi-eft.com
Location: Boca Raton, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Looking for Weapons Control (WCS) 32271Q type. Was station at MacDill from 62-65 than CamRanh Bay to Nov 66. Tent # 9 Ret. May 78 23 Years Active. After retirement build Cable TV System at Homestead AFB, than WI.

Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 5:28 PM
Name: Wade S. Morgan
Email: wsmorgan@bellsouth.net
Location: Jacksonville, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good....really brought back memories.
Comments: I was NCOIC of the base Cryptographic Center all of 1967 and Jan 68. Assigned to 1883rd Comm Sq. We won base softball championship in 67. Our team was named The Old Timers.....just a bunch of old guys that could really play softball. Thank you very much for this site......
Sincerely
Wade S. Morgan
TSgt USAF Retired

Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:53 PM
Name: Claudia Ramsey
Email: Buffypuff2@aol.com
Location: near Spokane WA
How good do you think this site is?: very good- inspiring & thought
Comments: For many years I wore the MIA bracelet of Maj. Donovan Lyon. It remains on a shelf in my kitchen, so that I see it everyday. I decided to "google" Maj. Lyon to see if his name was there. I found your site and his name. I see that he was MIA over Laos 40-1/2 years ago. I, along with others will continue to remember him, and the others who served in this war. May God bless ALL those who are away from home in the service of our country.

Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:36 AM
Name: John Cokos
Email: johncokos@verizon.net
Location: New Jersey
How good do you think this site is?: great !
Comments: Just snoonpin and poopin around the Web when I came across your site. The sound clips were too f-ing much! Was on board an ammo ship from 68-70 AE22 and you guy's keep up all hours of the night humpin ammo so you could carpet bomb the country side. You Air Jockeys are somthing elese. Was also in a Army Field Artilery Unit. Can't get away from high explosives I guess.

http://www.maunakeaae22.com

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!

John Cokos



Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:38 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" "Baby Huey" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
Location: Ellington, CT
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Served with the 12th USAF Hospital from 2/66 till 10/67. Still looking for anyone who served in the Hospital, enlisted or officer, or those that were patients. Some have passed such as 1st Sgt M/Sgt Cardinale whose daughter was a showgirl in Las Vegas and Lenny from medical supply who played sax at the clubs on base and in the surrounding clubs and went on to join Sha Na Na. Still looking for SSgt Hughes, A1C (old fashion 3 stripper) Eugene Singleton, A1C Jim Barnes (messed with my tapes) and oh so many others that I have forgotten the names of. There must be at least 4-5 thousand of us that served with the 12th later the 483rd Hospital. Where have you all gone? Some of my memories: Wards and quarters were tents in the sand, the ice maker locked, rusting Ballintine Ale cans outside the BX (tent), the beach, the pontoon bridge, replacing the tent wards with air conditioned prefabed units, the mama san truck turning over, outdoor urinals that stunk to high heaven, outdoor movies during monsoon season, Luther who spent at least 10 years playing the movies, mama sans doing the laundry in the showers, the colonels banana tree, burning the honey buckets as punishment detail and collecting the garbage, giving shots at the EM and NCO clubs, ration cards, helping to build the 2 2 story clinic building between the hospital and our quarters, choppers and popping green smoke for them to land and so many more. Welcome home all.

Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 8:34 AM
Name: Don O'Neil
Email: oneil3@comcast.net
Location: Manchester,Pa
How good do you think this site is?: Still looking, cool site, makes me feel old
Comments: I am looking for any information regarding my father, Major Sam Fields, who served at CRB during 1968, Thailand during 1966 and/or 1967, Korea in 1969-70. He was an F-4 jockey and instructor, and also flew an O-1 Bird Dog briefly as a FAC. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have served with him. Sadly, he passed away in 2003, and there are still LOTS of things we would like to know: his call sign, the airframe numbers he flew, etc. Thanks for a great resource, and a big THANK YOU to all that served.

Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 2:10 PM
Name: Roger C. Fields
Email: rc_fields@msn.com
Location: West Bountiful, UT
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I am looking for any information regarding my father, Major Sam Fields, who served at CRB during 1968, Thailand during 1966 and/or 1967, Korea in 1969-70. He was an F-4 jockey and instructor, and also flew an O-1 Bird Dog briefly as a FAC. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have served with him. Sadly, he passed away in 2003, and there are still LOTS of things we would like to know: his call sign, the airframe numbers he flew, etc. Thanks for a great resource, and a big THANK YOU to all that served.

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:17 PM
Name: CMSgt AF Reserves /then A1C Mike "Jake" Jacobssen
Email: michael.e.jacobssen@lmco.com
Location: Phu Cat, Dec 69-70
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: In 1970, as a crew chief with the 480th, I worked an F-4 modification with a gent (maybe a Phase guy or a 389th crew member....perhaps a TSgt or a SSgt, I can't remember),........anyway he and I did the throttle quadrant finger-lift modification on the 480th and 389th birds there at Phu Cat. For the life of me, I can't recall who that gent was, but remember the "%@#^" of a time we had getting that throttle quadrant out of that first plane. What a learning curve we had. I seem to recall about the 5th or 6th plane into the mod, we had it pretty well down to a "monkey hosin a football" science. If anybody recalls that gent's name, I'd sure like to hoist a brew to him....Good Times Never Seemed So Good!

Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 2:49 PM
Name: Frank J. Coe
Email: frank@midstatecomm.net
From: Alexandria, LA
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: Hi everyone. A hardy salute to all who served at Phu Cat AFB.

My Dad was at Phu Cat from the fall of 1969 to the fall of 1970. I was in college at the time and don't remember what squadron he was assigned to. His job however was normally in Base Supply so he could have been with the 37th Supply Sqd or the 12th Supply Sqd.

So, I'm just checking to see if there are any of the Phu Cat vets who knew Dad. He was CMSGT Charles W. Coe and went by Charlie.

He did not speak much about his time there but I do remember his admiration for the ROK soldiers who guarded the base and also a couple of rockets attacks he told me about. He said the senior NCO's called their barracks the "Old Soldiers Home".

We have a few pictures of the base and him and some of the guys decorating a Caribou to look like Santa Claus at Christmas.

If you knew Charlie Coe (like him or not) an email would be greatly appreciated.

He passed away in March of 1999 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Frank J. Coe
P.O. Box 13044
Alexandria, LA 71315
frank@midstatecomm.net



Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:10 PM
Name: Wm. "Bill" Mac Allister
Email: bmacallister@co.guadalupe.tx.us
From: San Antonio, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Worked in the 558th TFS Operations Office Jan 67 - Jan 68 . Ran into several pilots at Nellis whenI was in 66th Wild Weasel. I remember one was Stogsdill. Haven't seen or even heard of anyone else since. Went throug the CRAB on my way to Ban Me Thout (second tour 70 -71)....damn it was a different CRAB.

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:30 AM
Name: Charlie Smith
Email: missinglink1@cox.net
From: Crestview FL
How good do you think this site is?: Great site
Comments: I logged in April of this year and need to correct my email address. My correct address is missinglink1@cox.net

I was stationed at Phu Cat AB from August 1970 to August 1971 and worked in the 480th War Hawks phase docks with Big Bubba Crawfort. Jerry Rubaca, Bill Knapp and my room mate Alan Clark and some others. I have found my room mate through this site and even though I put .com instead of .net in my previous posting in April some guys that were at Phu Cat still were able to contact me. I was looking through my old photos earlier tonight and I am surprised at how clear my memories are of all the guys and the walk to the phase hanger each day. I still remember the long walks to the movie house how we would walk that lonely dark road down the hill then up again and past the giant voice at the security staging area on the right as you went up the hill to the William Fallon Memorial Theater on the red clay hill. The theater was named in honor of William Fallon, who was killed when a rocket hit the air terminal. He was suppose to leave the day before but stayed to watch a basketball game. I remember waiting in the long winding line for the movie doors to open and watching the C119 and C130's firing red tracers at targets near the base. Please read my posting in April but if you want to contact me use this address which is correct.

Charlie Smith
PS
They called me Smitty back then.



Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 6:52 PM
Name: Earl Owen
Email: earl1@nc.rr.com
From: Goldsboro, N.C.
How good do you think this site is?: Really Great
Comments: I was a crew chief 558 tfs from Dec68/Dec69

Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:44 PM
Name: Gary E. Fleming
Email: gfleming18@cox.net
From: Wichita Kansas
How good do you think this site is?: Brings back memories.
Comments: I was a weapons control spec. 32251P, 391st., Cam Ranh, 1967-68. Originally from Illinois. We went to Korea in defense of the Pueblo and spent a year at Taegu and Japan.

Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 11:10 PM
Name: DOROTHY FULLICK
Email: d.fullick@sbcglobal.net
Comments: Capt Paul Lazarski, 559 TFS was found dead in New Mexico this am. No known immediate cause of death but suspect heart failure. As funeral plans firm up, I will post info for those who can attend and throw a nickel in the grass for Paul's final Hail and Fairwell.

Sadly, BD



Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 12:01 PM
Name: Georg Hambach
Email: hambach.george@verizon.net
From: Lambertville, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Well done.
Comments: I was at Phu Cat from Jan - Oct 1970 in the 12th USAF Dispensary as a buck sergeant medic. Ran the MEDCAP right outside the side gate for a short while. That was a trip. Had a day pass to Qui Nyon (sp?) and took the BUS from Phu Cat hamlet! What was I thinking!! What was the steam bath called.Suds and .? Traded my AKAI reel to reel a few years later for Fiat convertible. Dropped my Yashica on the flight line running for a chopper to go to China Beach for the day. Woke up during the monsoons with humongous water bugs in the cot with me and snakes slithering along the floor of the hooch. I guess they needed to get out of the rain too. I'm still in touch with a lifelong friend that I made there (he was on the bus with me). Don't know what happened to everyone else I knew. Maybe they'll read this and get in touch. I'll digitize my photos one of these days and post them. I was discharged soon after I returned, used the GI Bill for ten years at Ohio State, went back in the reserves in 1987 (at 40, again, what was I thinking?), made it a career and just retired (at 60) last Aug 2007. Whodathunk? So now I'm flying Space-A to see my buddies. Call me, I'll bring the beer (but not in rusty tin cans).

Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:06 AM
Name: Bill Wright
Email: billwrightw@insightbb.com
From: Independence, KY
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I was a nineteen year old with the 555th Red Horse group at Cam Ranh in 1966. We did the roads, revetments and water supply way back then. I was at the outdoor theatre on the night of the unfortunate mid air occuring a little North of the field. I went on to become an Airline pilot and retired 2yrs ago. My compliments to all of you that still commemorate and honor those wonderful people of that unit.

Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 4:08 PM
Name: Ken Pressley (355th TFS)
Email: jklepres@cox.net
From: Moore, Oklahoma
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I was a Sgt (E-4) TDY at Phu Cat from approximately Mar, '68 until about Sep, '68. I was a weapons load crew chief (AFSC 46250) for the F-100s we brought from Myrtle Beach. I hate to say it but the only member of my load crew whose name I can remember is Damron. If there is anyone out there who remembers me please get in contact. I didn't even know this site existed until today. I was watching a WWII documentary and started thinking that I might find out something about the 355TFS or 354th TFW. I remember those really dark nights at the end of the runway where we armed and disarmed those "Lead Sleds." How about throwing those rubber mallets at those huge frogs? How about those enemy mortar attacks? Ah, those were the good ol'days! Yeah, right!

Maybe a reunion might be in order. I prefer Myrtle Beach to Phu Cat though.

My email is: kpressley@cox.net



Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 12:42 PM
Name: Becky Bria
Email: beckybria@aol.com
From:
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Comments: I was born 17 Jul 66, I have had A2C Larry E. Washburn's MIA bracelet for about 16 yrs. He was lost on 17 Jun 66, my mother's b-day, the year I was born. It was the closest significant date to my birthday I could find. I never knew anything about him, but honored his bracelet as I honor my wedding ring. My husband, children and I are volunteering as Wall Ushers for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, www.avtt.org, this Memorial Day Weekend and we were allowed to preview the Wall last night. I found his name, touched my fingers to his name, and my husband photographed the moment. It was a humbling experience, and much more emotional than I ever would have imagined. It prompted me to actually find some information on him, other than what his bracelet told me. I found that he and 5 others were killed in a C-130 off the coast of Nha Trang, enroute to Japan when the aircraft exploded. Only one body was found, therefore he is still listed as MIA.

It interests me very much now to know if his parents might still be alive, and if there was a girl back home that cried for him. He was 21, never had the opportunity to live his life and enjoy the freedoms that he was fighting for. May God bless his soul.

Becky Bria



Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 5:03 PM
Name: Chuck Ahrndt
Email: aaa@access1net.net
From: Crestview, FL
How good do you think this site is?: This is a wonderful site, just wish I could remember more names
Comments: I was in the 557TFS I believe Sep 1970 to Aug 1971 when they sent me to Misawa, Japan. I was a Crew Chief on the F4's and looking for my hooch roomies and chess player buddies. One in particular was DANNY COX. If you read this, contact me at (elvis1986@yahoo.com)

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 11:47 PM
Name: Charlie Smith (Smitty)
Email: missinglink1@cox.net
From: Crestview, Florida
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent site
Comments: It brought back a lot of memories of my year at phu cat. I was a SSgt. when I was stationed there from Aug. 1970 to Aug. 1971 and worked as dock chief in the 480th phase docks. Big (340 pounds) TSgt. Bubba Crawford was my boss. I worked with Bill knapp, Jerry Rubicane, Larry Hanlon , Leroy Johnson, Mark Markowski, Tom Sattler and my room mate Allen Clark from Greenville Ohio. I still remember the nightly parties in Charlie Duncan and Foley Allen's room. I also remember walking to the late movies at night and how dark and long the road was. I even remember walking past the giant voice and hearing how many clicks the enemy was. I remember getting run out of the NCO club at closing time by the secuity police or MPs. I remember that the club would have dollar rib eye steak night once a week and we would all go get one and then sit around drinking and waithing for the show to start. I hope some of my memories might ad a little to yours. I would love to hear from some of you that were in the 480th while I was there. 850-682-0237

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 5:07 PM
Name: Greg Camp
Email: camp_g@swbell.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Was stationed in Cam Rahn from Sept 1967 to Sept 1968 in the Fire Dept

Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 11:17 PM
Name: Carl J Humbers
Email: chumbers@centurytel.net
From: Sulligent, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent!
Comments: Was in the 559th "Billy Goat" Squadron 1969 - 1970. Prior to that was stationed at George AFB. Belive it or not I went to Basic training at Amarillo AFB Texas. Enlisted when we were given serial numbers. Remember when we started using S.S. numbers. The F-4 and the T-38 were the only Acft I was ever assigned to. Which was fine with me. Was discharged in 1971 but re-inlisted 21 days later! What was wrong with me? Really enjoyed about 95% of my career. Will not comment on the other 5%. What a trip! Carl

Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 2:29 PM
Name: Ssgt. Ron Little
Email: partsrfl@insightbb.com
From: Quincy, IL
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: I was stationed at cam rahn from july 68 to july 69. i was a supply computer operator with 12th supply sq. have been in touch with only 1 person from there at the same time as me. would enjoy hearing from someone.

Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:11 PM
Name: John Dwyer
Email: jdwyer6@cox.net
From: San Marcos, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Great site
Comments: Ran across this site in 04 and left a post. Was the Chief of Maint for the 1881st Comm Sq. from Nov. 67 to June 69. Photos are great and bring back memories. Have moved and am still trying to find my photos of those times! Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was there with the 1881st. Still see one of my old hooch mates from RMK hill - Jim Corcoran (he was a maint. supervisor for Pan Am and the source of fresh milk and ice cream left over from the planes that brought in the new guys). Any body remember a young OSI agent by the name of Forrest Moss?

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:07 PM
Name: Warren C Stuart
Email: wcstuart@bioport.org
From: Las Vegas
How good do you think this site is?: Brings back memories
Comments: Attached is a 7 Dec 66 Wing newsletter. Maybe it can go into the scrapbook

Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 3:04 PM
Name: Averell Brown
Email: abrown1073@bellsouth.net
From: Madison, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Realy Great
Comments: I was at Cam Ranh Bay March 67 thru March 68, I was a jet engine mechanic on the F4-C&D would like anyone from that time to contact me, also a lot of us were sent to McConnel A.F.B. as it was supposed to change from F105s to F4s but they changed there minds after 6 months and sent us to Homestead A.F.B. and shortly there after we recieved the F4-E and after serving out my 4 years in the AirForce i served 6 years in the AirForce Reserves and then joined a Army Aviation National Guard unit trained in Crash Rescue (they didn't have jet eng. mechanis)for 14 years then trained in Tec. Supply did that for 2 more years,during this time missed out on Desert Storm by 2 weeks as we supported the 101st Airborne at that time,then I retired after 27 years, just a E-5, but I was having problems with my wife all during this time (it was a way to releave stress i didn't need more rank to add more stress plus to get more rank I had to leave the guys I liked to work with)I could go for a ride in a Huey any time I needed to get away, I devorced my first wife a few months before I retired, and now life is great.

Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:05 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
From: Ellington, CT
How good do you think this site is?: OUTSTANDING
Comments: Looking for anyone stationed at the 12th USAF Hospital during my stay 2/66-10/67. Would like to hear from those who served with me during that time and/or those we served. Interested in getting either a patch of photo of our unit patch. Keep the faith.

Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 12:37 AM
Name: Joe Felix
Email: jerrystarek@hotmail.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: My name is Joe Felix.I served in the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing from January 14th 1966 to January 15th 1967. I was a parachute rigger at the parachute shop at Cam Ranh Bay. I want to get in touch with other parachute riggers who were stationed in Cam Ranh Bay when I was there. Please advise on how I can locate these people.

Thanks

Joe Felix
Ceres California
209-712-6834



Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 11:18 AM
Name: Don Coffey
Email: coffeyactionphoto@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Cam Ranh Bay 68-69. Found this site and would like to contact any of the guys I worked with at the CRAB. I was a F4 crew chief ,also went to Korea during the Puebleo,and Phu Cat later. Some of the names:Allison, Maybee,Russ Mock,Harry Peer,Jim Donihue,Fitz, Jack Holmes (Seattle),Bob Fry (California),Kenny Schultz (New Jersey), Joel StClair (Michigan),Roy Kimble, Keefe,Jay Barnett (Colorado) Dale Cravens,Denny Nester, Greg Metko (Wis.)
Thanks,
Kenneth Don Coffey

Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:08 PM
Name: HENRY SCOTT
Email: Sstrlt51@aol.com
From: LAYTON, UT
How good do you think this site is?: GOOD IDEA
Comments:

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:06 PM
Name: Rodie,James V. Msgt USAF Retired
Email: jvinro@newwavecomm.net
From: New Athens, IL (Close to Scott AFB, IL)
How good do you think this site is?: Just fine by me 5X5
Comments: Anyone remember SSgt Richard C. Butler, USAF, Telephone guy? He was a friend and a mentor to a young GI who lasted 20 years, I would like to reach him as I decline in health. Thank you all for helping an old guy reach out before death. Jim Rodie

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:56 PM
Name: James M. Mullins
Email: james.mullins@verizon.net
From: Logan, WV
How good do you think this site is?: Very nice. Great pictures.
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat from June of 1970 to June 1971. I was a Sgt. in the 412th MMS and worked at the missile shop in the bomb dump. I was a 461, missile electronics technician. I remember the friendly sparring with the 462's. Would love to hear from anyone that served there with me. Go Ammo!

Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:29 PM
Name: Frank Rose
Email: PaisanTeach@aol.com
From: Abilene, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: My father, Frank Rose, served in Vietnam with the 12th tactical fighter wing, 557 TFS. He was a crew chief on an F-4C, tail number 557. My father passed away on Feb. 14, 2008. He loved his service to his country, serving in the USAF for 27 years. He often said the best working conditions he ever had was in Vietnam, because he was able to put into use what he had practiced.

God bless you all.

Frank Rose, son of a USAF veteran



Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:12 AM
Name: J. Ortega
Email: j.e.ortega@verizon.net
From:
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Comments: I was in the group that moved from Da Nang in 68 to Phu Cat I was in the 480th tac ftr squd. I was the crew chief of the wing commanders F4, Yep the one with the big green strip. I left in Sep of 69. If there are any of you that were there when I was, I would love to hear from you.

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:41 PM
Name: Bill McWilliams
Email: brmcw@cox.net
From: Las Vegas, NV
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent. Very well done.
Comments: Am a former member (aircraft commander) of the 557th TFS. Left MacDill AFB, FL on a C-135 on 14 November 1965, with squadron aircrews, arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, RVN and began flying operations on the aluminum runway on/or about 23 November. Weapons System Officer was Peter Lappin, who lives here in Las Vegas as well.

Was delighted to find the web site, and have numerous 35-mm slides of those first days at CRB. As soon as I get a chance, will send some photos. (Am a writer winding up a book, and starting on a screenplay. Will get back to you as soon as time permits.) Some flight members: Dennis Smith, Oregon; George Harrison, New Mexico; Bob Kitchen, Jon Hentosz (sp?), and others.

More later.

All good wishes,
Bill McWilliams
NHF Books, Inc.
2229 Fiero Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89134-6042



Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 8:31 PM
Name: Ronald Hopkins
Email: ronaldhopkins@usa.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat in the 37th Supply Squadron from July 69 to August 70. Somewhere along the line I remember it changint to the 12th. Most of my time spent was a a security police augmentee, so that I could keep my weapon with me and not locked up in some closet. I remember when the bulldozed down all the bomb shelters and told us if the rockets come to hide under our beds :-9. We live in the hoochs next to the main gate and were lulled to sleep by the 105' bombing somebody and knowing that the ROK's were only a few feet away.

I have been looking for friends for 40 years , james nelson and Alexander "Flip" Joseph from New York, ricky wynn "little ski's", james amis, James or Charles Mccoy, saiko Rhodes, John Garcia, Joe Terry, little nick from Dothan Alabama.

thanks for letting me write

Ronald "Sominex" Hopkins

Phu Cat 69-70



Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 7:58 PM
Name: David Sheppard
Email: diny721950@msn.com
From: Hagerstown, MD
How good do you think this site is?: I like the way the site is set up. I really enjoyed the PHU CAT pictures.
Comments: I was in the 12th ces at phu cat from aug 70,aug 71. Retired in aug 89.

Dave



Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 1:51 AM
Name: Tony Fotia
Email: thurman51@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: I think its great.
Comments: I have many pictures if you would like me to submit, let me know. I was at Cam Rhan 66-67. 559 TFS. Crew Chief.

Thanks

Tony



Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:16 PM
Name: Rev. Danny E. Webb-( A1C Supply, Bench Stock) Sent to Phan Rang, 70-71
Email: tricord1@bellsouth.net
From: Smyrna,Ga. 30082
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: Have a new E-mail, tricord1@bellsouth.net God Bless all Ya'll

Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:37 AM
Name: Alan Uruburu
Email: AUruburu@aol.com
From: Rochester, NY
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: i was ,sorry, stationed at tan son nhut aug 1970-71/equipment section.

Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 12:21 PM
Name: Don O'Neil
Email: boneil@tsp.sheridan.com
From: Manchester, PA
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Hope all you old guys are doing well,LOL In the 389th from the Cat 70-71 flightline,still fighting with the VA on hearing lost,three years a going.If anyone remember me or old photo's would help with case. Love this web,makes me feel 20 again.

Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 1:45 PM
Name: PJ PRICE
Email: Pjppeanut@aol.com
From: Priest River, Idaho
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I am glad to see this website exists, and is so well done. I am civilian, and had many friends who served during the Viet Nam era, and after. Some didn't make it, but most did. God bless all of you who served! You have my undying gratitude and respect. Pray for all our servicemen and women!

Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:31 PM
Name: Don Kisamore, CMSGT USAF(Ret)
Email: kisamore@conceptcable.com
From: Priest River, Idaho
How good do you think this site is?: Great memory-jogger
Comments: Does anybody remember "Charlie", the V.C. dog who would wait at the newly-established bus route stops, and then board the bus, always occupying the front seat? If an unknowing FNG would take 'his' seat, he would snarl and growl until the guy vacated to another place on the bus. The dog would ride all over the base, and would then depart the bus at the mess hall area most of the time. It was thought by some that he was a spy.

Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:20 AM
Name: Bryce Davis
Email: breezo1@msn.com
From: La Crosse, WI
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: At Phu Cat Mar 67-Mar68. This is my second post. Since my first post I've been in contact with a few guys who were at Phu Cat around the same time I was. We are planning to attend a huge Vietnam Vets reunion held in Kokomo, IN each Sep. This reunion is for all branches, but many Air Force people attend as I understand it. Somthing llike 50,000 people are expected next Sep (08). Any ex-Phu Catters would be great to see there, 'specially ex-bomb dumpers or loaders. More info can be found at "Howard County Vietnam Veterans and Veteran Org".. just google HCVVVO and it'll pop up. I also found some nice Phu Cat "Gone but not Forgotten" patches on ebay..got a couple and they are of nice quality. Any one interested in these can email me and I'll give you the contact info. Best regards to all Nam returnees. Welcome home and remember all the MIA, POWs yet to return.Bryce Davis

Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:26 PM
Name: Patrick Fraizer
Email: pfraizer46@hotmail.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I served from Oct 65-Oct 66, 412 MMS CRB, with Msgt Perkins, Sgt Ned Glunt, A1C Ken Kromburg, A2C Alvin Knipp, Tsgt Vance, A1C Rowe, A3C Morales, A1C Juan Villareal, A1C Ivy J Falgout, A3C Dumas, Maj Paul Swearingen, 1st Shirt Quigley, 1st Shirt Colt, 1st Shirt Theron Keyes. Our 1st Shirts office had a revolving door. We worked down at the bomb dump. Worked hard and partied hard love them all (except for Colt)

Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 8:53 PM
Name: Peter Fontanilla
Email: fontanilp001@hawaii.rr.com
From: Mililani, Hawaii
How good do you think this site is?: Well done!!!
Comments: Thanks for the site ... brings back many fond memories ... I was assigned to the 559th TFS "Billygoats" at Cam Ranh Bay from Nov. 1969 to Mar. 1970 ... was crewchief on F-4C 64-0792 nicknamed "Smoothie" ... transferred to the 4th TFS, 366th TFW at Da Nang, AB from April 1970 to Nov. 1970 ... retired from the 624th Maint. Op. Flt (MOF) Air Force Reserves, Hickam AFB, Hawaii on Jan. 2003 and also retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Jan. 2006.

Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 5:21 PM
Name: Roger D Buck
Email: RDMEBUCK@aol.com
From: Albuquerque NM
How good do you think this site is?: really enjoy reminishing old times.
Comments: I was one of the few that came from Selfridge AFB, Mich. Jan 1966-Jan 1967. I worked in the AGE shop and Flightline part of the time, remember working on those nice clean M32's gens sets. I worked at the Airmens club as an SA, then waited on tables for awhile, then worked as a beertender til I went tdy to Clark AB. Still can't forget the scent from the pisser right outside our tent. I don't remember alot of names, mostly the one's in our tent, Ssgt. Bob Sloan, A1C Bob Hall, Ssgt Richard Krieling, Petre, Benson, & Slim. Our tent was called Sloans Rebels, Since us Yankees were out numered by those McDill southerners we had to go along, hell it was fun being a Rebel. My EMAIL address is rdmebuck@yahoo.com. Still looking for the Airman that tried to cut me up with a beer bottle when I was an SA at the club.

Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 10:16 AM
Name: Mike Koepl
Email: koepls@sbcglobal.net
From: Indiana
How good do you think this site is?: Great!Brings back loads of memories serving as a bomb loader at Phu Cat ,with the 416th TFS ,67,68.WOuldn't mind finding more early Catters especially 462s from the F100 outfits
Comments: If the 37th TFW had only thought of this. I've been in here before and love it

Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 6:52 PM
Name: Chester J. "Bill" Billingsley
Email: cjbillingsley@knology.net
From: Prattville, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I had signed in the old guest book, I arrived at MacDill in May 1962 assigned to 45th TFS, went to work in Base Flight on T-33s just to have something to do, stayed on T-33s till all the freaking F-84s had left then went to 15th TFW OMS as F-4 crew chief, got caught up in the big personnel swap from 15th TFW to 12th TFW when the called came to deploy the 12th wing to Cam Ranh Bay, went over with the 558th TFS. Swell bunch of guys that worked their butts off for first several months, then the Lime Liters came in to give us some much needed relief, they were welcomed but will have to admit it got kind of boring after that.

Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 10:13 AM
Name:
Email: djrljr@klondyke.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I just found the site. Some of the photos make me remember many things.

Dave--68-69-70 CRASH CREW - CAM RANH BAY



Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 1:55 PM
Name: Don Rae
Email: tanadice82@yahoo.ie
From: Scotland U.K.
How good do you think this site is?: As usual outstanding!
Comments: As another year passes, on behalf of my wife and myself, may we wish all of the association members and their families, a very happy and peaceful Christmas holiday and a joyous new year to come.

best regards,

Don and Nicky Rae



Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:54 PM
Name: Bill Roberts Sgt. 12th USAF Hosp.
Email: biroberts@surewest.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Terrific
Comments: Stationed at CRB.- Jul 66- Jul67. Shook hands with LBJ. Worked clinics and built hooch's. Remember SSgt. Jim Heaton, CMSgt. George Slay, A1C Frank Donaldson, TSgt. Morrell, Col. McElvain, Maj. Gorman, Lt. Wright and others. Remember the mid air collision, the mass casualty situation of civilian workers, monsoons, the beach and Na Trang. Great site! Thanks for the memories. Most of my hold baggage with all the slides never made it home.

Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 7:51 PM
Name: DENNIS TIDWELL
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
From: CORDOVA & HARTSELLE ALABAMA
How good do you think this site is?: GOOD BUT NOT UTILIZED ENOUGH
Comments: TODD,GREEN,GRAY,TELLIS,BOEHM,CARTWRIGHT,MORGAN, GOLDRICK,MENDEZ,COLLINS,PERRY,MARCHESE; ALL OF THESE AND OTHERS THAT I SHOULD REMEMBER WORKING NEXT TO IN THE 12 AMS. WE HAD GREAT SERGEANTS ALSO THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER. THESE GUYS MADE IT BEARABLE.

Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 1:05 PM
Name: John W Elliott Jr. (Jack)
Email: John.Elliott@robins.af.mil
From: Warner Robins, Georgia
How good do you think this site is?: I think this sight is very good. I did not think I would find a sight for the 12th. I was in the wing, 558 TFS from 14 Dec 1967 to 15 Dec 1968. I was a crew chief. Charley Frye and I crewed F4-C, 64-0694. I served with a lot of good Americans. I am very proud to have been a Blue Suiter. Thanks for the memories.

Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 5:51 PM
Name: Stephen P. LaBaff
Email: flyboy36@cox.net
From: Henderson, NV
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was in the 12th when it started at MacDill in June 1962 and went to Edwards AFB for testing of the first F-4C then to Davis Monthan AFB Arizona in 1965 then to DaNang in 1966-67. Retired Aug 1979.

Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:05 PM
Name: Sgt. Christopher S. Massey
Email: be95356@bellsouth.net
From: Valdosta GA
How good do you think this site is?: Great I just found it
Comments: I deployed from Macdill AFB with the 12TFW and was there at CRB for a year, was a crew chief with 12OMS,then it changed to the 558 tfs. I reenlisted in the back seat of an F4C with LT COL Gerald Beisaer. I left sometime in late Oct or very early Nov of 1966.I retired from AF in 1983. Thanks for a great site. BJ

Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:06 PM
Name: Judy Gonzales
Email: jrgon2@verizon.net
From: Valdosta GA
How good do you think this site is?: Nice
Comments: My husband's great Uncle flew F-4's Viet-Nam 1967-1968 Air Force Manuel Salcido is his name, anyone with any info??? Group?? Fighter Wing??? Thank You!

Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:19 PM
Name: Terry Wheeler
Email: magforce@msn.com
From: New Jersey
How good do you think this site is?: I like it, nice job
Comments: I served in the 45th MI Det and was in the Phu Cat environment in late 67 until after Tet, when my entire unit was moved to Hue-Phu Bai.

I have some pictures that may be of interest to you and I am building a Wiki for MI people to connect.

http://military-intelligence.wikispaces.com/1st+MIBARS+45th+MID

We are only a couple of weeks old and have a long way to go, but I thought I would provide a Link to your site. I have asked permission to use a couple of pictures and await their feedback.

I am quite certain no one has ever heard of the 45th MID, sometimes I am not sure I was even there!

I made friends with a lot of people, especially the AP's and we acted as a quick reaction team. I also spent some time with the 100th Security ROK Tiger Division and have some pictures of us, along with one color shot of the 1967 Bob Hope Show with front row seats as my guys were chosen to ride shot gun with the tour from the flight line to the stage and back and I camped out stage center over night.

The AP's on duty brought us hot chow from the mess hall and we saved them seats for the show.

Anyway, that is the deal. Hopefully I made some sense. This is all new to me.

Happy Thanksgiving

Terry Wheeler



Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 11:18 AM
Name: Bobby Johnson
Email: be95356@bellsouth.net
From: Valdosta GA
How good do you think this site is?: Great I just found it
Comments: I deployed from Macdill AFB with the 12TFW and was there at CRB for a year, was a crew chief with 12OMS,then it changed to the 558 tfs. I reenlisted in the back seat of an F4C with LT COL Gerald Beisaer. I left sometime in late Oct or very early Nov of 1966.I retired from AF in 1983. Thanks for a great site. BJ

Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 9:46 AM
Name: SMSgt D. L. Robertson, (Ret.), RASS Team 10, Cam Rahn Bay RVN, 66-67
Email: dlr6691@cox.net
From: Tucson Arizona
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pictures of Cam Rahn Bay. It brought back many good memories and lots of hard work by a bunch of very dedicated men.

Robertson



Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 10:28 PM
Name: SGT Greene, Tim
Email: lgreene81@yahoo.com
From: 12th AEMS Cam ranh bay, 12 june 67 - 15 nov 69
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: Glad to see a web site concerning the 12th, It would be good to hear from people i worked with. Contact is through my sons email.

Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:22 PM
Name: Glen Knight
Email: Glen.Knight@bannerhealth.com
From: Phoenix, Arizona
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent - hard to believe 40 years have passed.
Comments: I visited the "Traveling Wall" this past weekend as it is in the Phoenix area. It brought back many memories and I wondered how many of those names we might have see in the operating room as they passed by our area. I have been to Washington 4 times to "The Wall" and this is the 3rd time for the Traveling Wall.

I was a surgical tech stationed in CRB from Nov. 66 - Nov. 67. We had a little 2 OR rooms, wood floor, tin roof, plastic for windows, scrubbed hands from a water tank. This was not a fly in & set up OR, this was a place to keep dry while you did surgery. I also spent a month in Can Tho where I worked w/ a team within a civilian hospital and we had 1 of the operating rooms to treat the overbearing numbers of wounded. We could never get caught up as it was unreal of the human trauma.

I lived in a tent w/ 7 others when I first arrived and then moved into hooch about 4 months later. Life was good in the hooch, the roof did not fill up with water and it just felt dryer. We had our metal plates and forks, after eating, dump the left over food, put in hot soap water and rinse in water w/o soap. Cold water shower and open air movies.



Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 9:32 PM
Name: William "Bill" Robbins
Email: robbins.williamg@gmail.com
From: Morrison, CO
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I have a new email since I signed in on Aug 30, 2007. My old email was: bill@rockymtndriving.com and my new email is: robbins.williamg@gmail.com

Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:18 PM
Name: Rev. Danny E. Webb
Email: tricord1@juno.com
From: Smyrna, Ga.30082
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was only at Phu Cat for 3 mos. and then I was sent to Phan Rang. 1970-71.I busted up my knee in a non hostile gathering and was med evaced to Maxwell AFB Ala.From there I was sent to Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. AFSC64550. Now I am medically retired with Mutiple Myloma. Just a daydreaming, A lot of good friends have come and gone but the ones you remember the most are the ones you went to war with. May Jesus be with you, Chaplain D.E. Webb O.S.B.C.

Sent: Thursday, Oct 18, 2007 2:46 AM
Name: Myke Wingett
Email: mykew1@charter.net
From: Grants Pass, OR. Previously S. Calif
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: In the year of the tongue, 1969, 1970, 12th CES @ Cam Rahn, tdy to Phan Rang, Nha Trang, 555 Red Horse @ CRAB. Remember the beach and have pic's with my surf board @ CRAB, Traveling HYWY 1 and choppers to Phan Rang , shooting sharks from the choppers along the coast, bow & arrow hunting in the TRI-SERVICE area(munitions bunker) 2001 space odyssey at the outdoor walk-in. Sydney on R&R & leave.. I have a year book from 12 CES for 1969, who would think. Mama san Nam and especially Baby san..And finnaly freedom bird home and a medical discharge which has come in handy in later years with VA med. coverage

Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:55 PM
Name: L E Cooper
Email: Kcofin2@aol.com
From: then Cam Rahn AB, now- Fairfield, Conn
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: L E Butch Cooper, Captain JAG, Jan 1 1970 - Jul 10 1971

under 5 (Head) JAGS- Major Arnie Pollack, Major Sid Waddell, Major Harold Teeter, Major Bob Jones, ? Major Stevens

other regular Jags then- Capt Bob ?, Capt John Murrey, Capt Mike McGrady, Capt Don Holladay, Capt Mike Turtle Stoddard

also besides the 12th Combat Support Group was with 483rd Combat Support Group also at Cam Rahn

we were in hootches by the O Club 2 blocks West of flight line with MAC flight line officers and the Doctors from the huge hospital and Vets for the K9 gp , etc

Great pics ...

to all Cam Rahn US AF & Army & Navy personnel thanks for your service in NAM !

Butch Cooper



Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 12:08 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
From: Ellington, CT 06029
How good do you think this site is?: Good but slow to update
Comments:This is my 3rd or 4th posting to this site. As I looked in today I noticed that either no one has made a comment since 9/28 or the site hasn't been updated since then. I was going through the pictures and found one shooting from the dunes between the beach and the base with the photographers back to the beach and what do I see but the 2 story buildings of the dispensary and clinics (which I helped to build) and the Hospital Squadron hooches and whether the 9th or 10th from the road nearest the LZ for the choppers. I haven't recognized any of the people who have posted but then I came back to the Land Of The Big BX 40 years ago on the 5th of this month. Time has passed and still we have another war. Will we ever do it right or learn what to do. Still looking for those I served with or those we served. If you got shots at the Airmen's Club, mid 66 to Oct 67, it was probably me that gave them to you. Still trying to find what I did with all those pictures and slides I took. Vaya con Dios. May we all be in Gods hands. Later all.

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 3:44 PM
Name: Bryce L. Davis, USAF Msgt Ret
Email: Breezo1@msn.com
From: La Crosse, WI (Phu Cat Mar 67-Mar 68)
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: This is a wonderful site, brings back a lot of memories of days gone by. I was in the 421st MMS, bomb dump..B-B stacker(46150). We started out Mar 2nd 1967 working in the temporary munitions maintenance site located West and a little South of the West end of the runway while construction was underway on the new bomb dump. The Army convoyed bombs up from Qui Nhon and occasionally we'd hitch a ride with them just for fun. Little did we know how dangerous it was especially since it was at night. We worked 12 hr nights for three months without a day off..then we started getting one day off a week..mine was Sunday. My brother was a helicopter pilot based TDY at the 201st Avn Co near the 67th Med Evac Hospital in Qui Nhon. Once I asked the Col for a three day pass cuz I had a helicopter comming in to take me down to QN..he says "How the hell do you rate a helicopter and I can't even get one" I had to admit it was my brother piloting the Huey and he says.."Why didn't you just say that"as he handed me the pass. Pretty good guy..must have been the oldest Full Col in the AF. Maybe someone remembers his name out there. I ended up being a Lifer and cross trained into Air Traffic Control in '72, retired in '88 and presently work at the control tower in La Crosse WI. I worked with a great bunch of guys at that bomb dump..Tex, Don Brown,Menlo Park CA, Robert Huffman, Redondo Beach CA, Swede, Minneapolis MN, Many more who's names fail me at this late date..Any one who was there pls let me know if you remember me or any of these other guys and anyone else you can note. Best regards to all who were there at Phu Cat and Gratutudes to all that served. Email: Breezo1@msn.com BRyce Davis

Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:04 AM
Name: Charles R. Cook
Email: charles.cook@tulsatech.org
From:
How good do you think this site is?: needed badly
Comments: i was in 412mms in cam rahn bay from 1969 to 1970 then extended for 6 months and was moved to phu cat 1970 i was a bb stacker my friends called me cookie. i was from california

Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:53 PM
Name: Larry Ragan
Email: lragan@hotmail.com
From: Mtn. View, AR
How good do you think this site is?: Still great
Comments: I signed in several years ago and still check the guest book from time to time. I was in the 412th MMS from 9/67-9/68 assigned to the Tri-Service munitions storage area out by the beach. It was in the "boonies" and we had all kinds of varmits that roamed around. There were large cats, big and little snakes, little deer, jungle fowl and monkeys in our area (I saw all of these). Anyone remember seeing what we referred to as "rock apes" , and if you do , what kind of monkeys/apes were they? I've also heard that the Tri-service area (aka Mud-Hole) was attacked and blown up a couple of years after I left. Anyone there when that occurred?

Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 2:42 PM
Name: George H. Barrett, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Email: gbarrett@aisd.net
From: Arlington, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Fantastic!
Comments:Whoever came up with the idea, thank you. It brought back many great memories of my first tour (12 TAC Hospital) (67-68)

Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:00 PM
Name: William "Bill" Robbins
Email: bill@rockymtndriving.com
From: Morrison, CO
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT! I found this site several months ago and have visited several times. I also have been the 12th TFW memorial in Canon City, CO twice. My wife, Diana, says it was good for me. I plan on being there in Sept. "08. I will sent my membership dues soon.
Comments: I was an A2C with the 45th TFS (weapons control) when we were sent to Ubon, Thailand in April '65. It was HOT and HUMID. We returned to Mac Dill AFB in August '65. Right after Christmas '65, we shipped out to join the 12 TFW at Cam Rahn Bay. In Jan '66, I was sent to Clark AFB on TDY to work on F-4Cs thousand hour check ups. In March '66, I returned to CRB and worked with the 12th AEMS (weapon control). I remember the tents we lived in, all the sand, the out houses and washing our mess kits after our meals. I appreciate many of the pictures some of you shared with the rest of us. Some of the other members of the 12 AEMS (weapons control) I have tried to find are A2C Terry Zittel of Kansas City, SSGT Robert Fryes (spelling) who was with me in Ubon, A2C "Ace" Guidry of Louisana are just a couple of the names I remember. Thank You for this site that brings back so many memories (some good and some not so good) after 41 years. I would like to hear from anyone that was assigned to the 45th TFS (weapon control) and 12th TFW (weapon control). My e-mail is bill@rockymtndriving.com

Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 11:38 AM
Name: Thomas Schreiber, E-4
Email: thom_photography@yahoo.com
From: Warminster, PA (Philadelphia Suburb)
How good do you think this site is?: Awesome; brings back many memories
Comments: I was stationed at McDill from 1963 to 1965. In Dec of 65, I was part of the massive move of the 12th TFW to Cam Ranh Bay. For 11 months, I worked in the 12th FMS Jet Engine shop. Since I was one of the few mechanics who could type, I spent much of my time in the office. I remember walking in sand for six months before roads were laid, the rainy season with only two pair of boots, 8 man tents with a mommason assigned to each tent, cold showers, black smoke from burning honey buckets, standing in long lines waiting to get into a BX that only held 5 bodies, swimming in the South China Sea and much more. I would love to hear from anyone who was stationed with me.

Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 2:12 PM
Name: William G. Hash, CMSGT, RET
Email: william_hash@cox.net
From: NICEVILLE, FLA
How good do you think this site is?: OUTSTANDING
Comments: I served with the 37TFW and 12TFW at Phu Cat from 20 May 1969 to 20 May 1970. I was the NCOIC of the Repair Cycle Center on Phu Cat. We had the best RPC center in Vietnam during my one year tour. Happy to have found this outstanding web site. It has been a very long time since seeing anything from the Vietnam area.

I was also one of the Drone Managers who help drone the QF100, QF102, QF106, and Many QF4 while station at Eglin AFB, FLA.

Sincerely

William G. Hash CMSGT USAF RET.



Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 2:42 PM
Name: George H. Barrett, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Email: gbarrett@aisd.net
From: Arlington, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Fantastic!
Comments: Whoever came up with the idea, thank you. It brought back many great memories of my first tour (12 TAC Hospital) (67-68)

Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 8:11 AM
Name: Herbert B. Lawley, Jr.
Email: Herbert.Lawley@tyndall.af.mil
From: Tyndall AFB, FL DOD Contractor
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I was with the 12th TFW in 1969 and 1970 and was really glad to find this site. It brings back a lot of memories, some good and some bad. It was a great organization.

Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 11:04 AM
Name: Ronnie Houston
Email: ronnie_houston@ml.com
From: The Woodlands, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Great. Many memories and makes an old guy get maudlin.
Comments: Was at Phu Cat Jan 70 - Jan 71, 480 TFS WSO. I still have friends that I try to keep up with and invite anyone who remembers me or just want to reminisce to get in touch.

I also would like to call your attention to a project that is very active in trying to preserve as many of our memories as possible. While I found the project and participated because I am an Alum of Texas Tech, it is definitely open and welcoming to anyone who would like to participate. There are far more participants who are not connected to the school than are connected.

You would be contacted by an oral history interviewer and your stories would be recorded as well as transcribed for posterity. There is no cost, just a bit of your time. I highly recommend the experience and you will be very surprised how much you remember. If you have items you would be willing to donate the museum would sincerely appreciate them.

The link to the site is: http://www.virtualarchive.vietnam.ttu.edu/

My own collection is ronnie lee houston and you are welcome to look at it to get an idea of what the project is all about.



Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:00 PM
Name: Jerald Flasch
Email: jflasch@prodigy.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Excellent web site! I was in the 557 TFS from April 1967 through April 1968. It brings back good memories and sad memories as I knew several of the crew members listed in the 12 TFW Memorial. The Pictures were great! Thanks for all your efforts.

Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 8:41 AM
Name: Craig Smith
Email: csmith@lubyequipment.com
From: Williamsville, IL
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Hello to all. I was at Cam Ranh from Aug 68 to Aug 69 and spent most of the time at the PME lab ordering parts and delivering and picking up test equipment with the help of "Sandblower Airlines". I was with the group that went TDY to Clark for about 3 months. I was barely 21 years old when I arrived on the peninsula and needless to say it was quite an experience. I really enjoyed my time on the the C-47's, albeit hard work, it was nice to get off the base for a day and the box lunches provided were excellent. Lots of mostly good memories. My contact e-mail is craigandkarrie@gcctv.com. Look forward to hearing from someone that was with us at Clark.

Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 3:36 AM
Name: JERRY KANCAR
Email: GerKanc@aol.com
From: ELMA, NEW YORK
How good do you think this site is?: EXCELLENT
Comments: I was stationed at CAM RAHN BAY - VIET NAM from October 1968 to October 1969 12th Field Maintenance Squadron, Corrosion Control shop. All the photos bring back a lot of memories of that period of my life. Would like to hear from any of the guys I worked with especially BOB COOLEY ( Alabama) or CHIEF (IRVAN SARRACCENO, New Mexico). ALL VETERANS and MILITARY PERSONAL THANKS for serving our GREAT COUNTRY - UNITED STATES of AMERICA

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 3:09 PM
Name: Robert Mazzochi
Email: b247s3st@optonline.net
From: Ridge, NY
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I served with the 391st TFS from July 66 to July 67 as a crew chief on F4-Cs. I already found two of my tent mates, Mike Murphy and Mike Kraft from tent D10. Looking for more old friends. I also had the pleasure of running into present members of the 391st in Kuwait shortly after 9/11 while serving with the 102nd Combat Search and Rescue unit as a flight engineer on HC130P/N. Keep up the great work.

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 2:59 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Email: dobson5@bellatlantic.net
From: Winthrop, MA
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was at CRB with 1881 Comm SQ. AFSC 36251 telephone mtc. 1-66/4-66 then I went to Phan Rang with 1882 Comm Sq. I remember arriving at CRB on the weekend and being brought to Baker beach with hot dogs and hamburgers and yes San Meguil beer. I was burnt to a crisp with the sunburn. I remember the mess kits and the open air theater. The ho chi man sandles. Being 21 years old, I was the old guy. found memories. Go to www.1882nd.com and you will find some pics of Baker beach at Bruce Dobson's pics. I only found two other 1881st Comm Sq members in the guest book. I'm filing a claim with the VA about ringing in my ears from Tinnitus. Has anyone else had a similar problem and how did you make out? I'm with Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 908, Lynn, MA

It has been 41 years and it seems like yesterday.
Thanks for the memories,
Bruce Dobson



Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:07 PM
Name: Steve Gunden
Email: sgunden@comcast.net
From: Naples, Florida
How good do you think this site is?: This site is very, very good. It has provided a great deal of healing for my family.
Comments: Wife's father was Major James A. Rainwater who flew an F4-C at Cam Ranh Bay in 66 and 67. His plane, XT-718, was shot down 40 years ago today and he didn't survive the ejection. Lt. Plank did survive the ordeal. I've been looking for any information, both text and photos, which had not been available to my wife and her siblings. Tonight I found what appears to be his plane in a photo posted on this site. If anyone remembers him, I would appreciate any information you could provide. He left behind a wife and three children who thought he was a desk jockey. Thanks to those who served. Best regards.

Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:37 PM
Name: David E. Brown
Email: davebrown2@comcast.net
From: Sacramento, California
How good do you think this site is?: I think it is worth a lot. It provides information of historical value and I encourage you folks to continue your quest to improve it
Comments: Thanks for putting this together!

Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 3:13 PM
Name: Bud
Email: budncmary2000@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was stationed at phu cat from feb. 69 to feb. 70. I was a propeller mech. on the caribous. I enjoyed my trip to your site. kind of made a worn out old man feel kind of young again- even if it was for only a few minuets. I have a few pics. someplace, if my 2 boys didn't lose them after their mother and I seperated and I let her keep them so the boys could see what I was about at one time. if I can find them, I'll try to get them along to you, if you can use them. have a good day. Bud Thornton

Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 5:05 PM
Name: Courtney Vanhoesen
Email: courtneyvh@yahoo.com
From: Texas
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Help! My Dad died couple years ago and was a f84f fighter pilot.

His name was Oliver C. VanHoesen... I want to find out about his group and the men who flew with my dad! any info will help alot! please help guys! I have the shirts F84f and wear them proud! tell me about my dad!



Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:09 PM
Name: Rocco Bollotta
Email: RBL10@aol.com
From: Panama City, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Awsome site, brings back memories
Comments: I was Phu Cat from Jun 1970-71. I was crew chief on HK 65-0613 with Lindsey. In the squadron photo in the Phu Cat Album where all the guys are posing with HK 65-0674, I'm the guy in the rear cockpit under the rear canopy without a hat on. I'd really like to hear from anyone I worked with during that time. I'm interested in corresponding about old times, trade pictures, memorabilia, etc. I retired in 1992 as an E-7 after doing my last 13 years as a flight engineer on the C-141, in the 6th MAS at McGuire AFB, NJ. Please e-mail me anytime. Regards, Rocco

Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 1:43 PM
Name: Dale Nickelson
Email: lnickelson06@charter.net
From: Granbury, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding Site
Comments: I was an F-4 Crew Chief stationed at CRB from Nov 68 - Dec 69 assigned to the 558th. The 12TFW site was brought to my attention some months ago, while deployed to Iraq, through contacts with Charley Wells; both of which I am grateful. The photos and short stories have brought back many memories which were forgotten for many years. Memories become foggy over time, but this site has begun to bring back names, faces and events that were once pushed aside. Keep up the good work!

I would like to thank the 12 TFW Association members (BGen Boddie, LtCol Jordan, LtCol Stephan, Maj Crouch, CMS Wells and their wives) that took time out of their schedules to attend my retirement ceremony which was held at the 301st FW, Carswell ARS, Ft Worth Tx. It was a complete and utter surprise to have them in attendance along with presentations from the 12 TFW Association. It was a great honor to meet each and swap stories. Thanks again to you all and a special thanks to CMS Wells for his persistent efforts over the months in organizing the event with my wife Lorrie.

Dale (Nick) Nickelson



Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 9:01 AM
Name: Martin L. Brown
Email: martin.l.brown@lmco.com
From: Fort Worth, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Assigned 12Th FMS Egress Shop June 1968.

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:23 AM
Name: John H. Shivel, II, Col USAF (Ret.)
Email: jshivelusaf@sbcglobal.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: John H. Shivel, II, Col USAF (Ret.), Phu Cat Jun 69 - Jun 70, Excited to see the memory joggers after 40 Years TODAY

Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:23 PM
Name: Henry Nieto
Email: hen_marylou@verizon.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Henry Nieto, 12k9 section 66-67. Looking for anyone who served with me. Thank's for the site.

Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 12:30 AM
Name: Arthur J Mahoney JR
Email: arthurmahoney866@hotmail.com
From: Somerville, Mass 02143
How good do you think this site is?: EXCELLENT
Comments: I messed up last time I was on this site and I left things out. I was with the 12th tfw from 6 June 1969 to 6 June 1970. I worked in the 12th FMS on Jet Engines At Phu Cat AFB RVN. My memories are not as good as they were years ago. I hope someone from that time knows me and sends me an email please. Thank you, Arty Mahoney.

Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2007 11:28 PM
Name: Bob Line
Email: fineline2110@yahoo.com
From: calif
How good do you think this site is?: cool
Comments: I'm trying to get in touch with any fire/crash personnel that was at crb 67/68. fineline2110@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:32 PM
Name: Mike Jacobssen
Email: michael.e.jacobssen@lmco.com
From: Fort Worth, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Phantastic!
Comments: I crewed HK 66-7742 in the 480th TFS from Dec 69 to Dec 70. Applied for the Thunderbirds while I was at Phu Cat and joined them 14 mths later for 4yrs. I crewed # 6 F-4E in 1973. Loved them big rhinos! Phu Cat was great. Like one gent said.....too bad it was a war zone. Beautiful country there! Ironically, I'm still with the AF Reserves today...3 more years and will retire with 26yrs at age 60. I spent 10yrs in Saudi Arabia working with the F-5s and F-15s. CMSgt Mike "jake" Jacobssen

Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:16 AM
Name: Nicole DeBock Farrar
Email: Nicole.Farrar-Myers@richardson.k12.tx.us
From: Dallas Tx
How good do you think this site is?: Fascinating!
Comments: I am the daughter of John A. Debock ( 12th TFW ) who was a fighter pilot and KIA - August 3, 1967. Looking for any stories that you would like to share.

Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2007 6:49 AM
Name: Thomas A Hollinger
Email: bestmeems1@columbus.rr.com
From: Sidney, Ohio
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I like the site. Just looking for old memories while stationed at Cam Rhan Bay in 1969-1970.

Thank you,

Tom



Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:16 PM
Name: Stephen Mesley
Email: StephenM@LACKLAND.AF.MIL
From: Lackland AFB TX
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was stationed at CRB from late Nov 65 to Sep 66. I worked in the Accounting & Finance Office. Some of the pictures at the site bring back fond memories.

Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:08 AM
Name: John M. Serafin
Email: john_serafin@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: This is a Great Site.

Sincerely, John M. Serafin



Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:42 AM
Name: jim sturgeon
Email: St2802@aol.com
From: maine
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: i was at phu cat 70-71. worked as jet engine mech. can't remember much about my time there. this site is a help. if you remember me, e-mail me.

Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:28 PM
Name: Harold W.(Wes) Dillard
Email: patsywes@windstream.net
From: Blairsville, GA
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: It really brought back a lot of memories when I was a young SP in 67/68. Thanks for the memories.

Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 11:59 PM
Name: Jess Foglesong
Email: Bluesongbird8@aol.com
From: Fairfield, Ca.
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Great Site -- I was a Dog Handler from 1968 through 1969 at Cam Ranh Bay (US Air Force). Then Extended, was promoted to Staff Sgt. in charge of a Flight of Dog handlers, through 1069.

I would like to receive information on the reunion scheduled for 2008.

I live in Fairfield, Ca. (next To Travis AFB) with my wife Karen.

Thanks again,
Jess Foglesong



Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:47 PM
Name: John P Slusser, SMSgt, USAF Ret
Email: jpslusser@earthlink.net
From: Tucson, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Pretty dang good !!!
Comments: Ken (OK) Spencer fibbed a bit (or his memory is going) in his message below because I've been in contact with him lately as well as a couple years ago. In any case, I have joined the 12th TFW association and subsequently posted a large bunch of pictures on a web site (www.wd7f.com/rvn66.htm) that I took at Cam Ranh in 66. I've been in contact since with 391TFS WCS troops Cary Stanley, Ted Quella, Fred Frickman and Ken Spencer. Of our original crew, Steve Arch and Dale Lindeau have passed. You can see their hansome (young) faces there as well as pictures provided by Ken Spencer, Norm Dubuc of the 12th A&E and a 45th TFS WCS crew sent to me by Ed Phillips who was in the 47th TFS out of Ubon. He said he found it on the web somewhere. If you can identify any of them, let me know...please?
jpslusser@earthlink.net
Oh yeah, I have been in contact with David Eydmann of the 12th A&E WCS, one of my supervisors over there. His picture is on the site too.
John in Tucson

Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 12:51 PM
Name: MSgt (Ret) Ted Kozikowski
Email: 0050k@kear.tds.net
From: Saliabury NH
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: I served at Phu Cat as an SP from Apr 71 until the close down and was reassigned to CRB until May 72.
God Bless All that served.

Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:06 PM
Name: Jeff Walling
Email: jwalling1@cox.net
From: Scottsdale AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: I am the son of Maj. Charles M Walling, 557 TFS, MIA 8-8-1966. Just found the website by chance. I am trying to find anyone who flew with my father. If you flew with my father I would love to hear from you. I enjoyed viewing the pictures and seeing where and how my father lived. Thanks for the great site.

Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:21 PM
Name: Warren L. Baker Jr, Capt, USAF Retired
Email: Warren.Baker.Ctr@RANDOLPH.AF.MIL
From: San Antonio, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was in the 559th TFS from Sep 68 to Sep 69. I was a crew chief on 63-7448, F-4C. The pictures bring back lots of memories..some good...some bad.

Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:46 PM
Name: Wayne Stickel
Email: waynestickel@heritage-construction.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT
Comments: On each link to click for pictures it would be nice if it said the year. Just a suggestion. Background: Flight line - Egress Shop F-4 Phantoms - October 1968 -1969 I worked the flight line and was also the manager of the tape library (reel to reel tapes, remember those big mamas) after hours in the summer of 1969 to make a few bucks, to buy beer of course. Sure doesn't seem that long ago. It was a great experience no matter what. Interesting how we all can relate to one another, knowing each other or not, we were part of something big, good thing or not.

Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:55 PM
Name: Harold Mark
Email: myassissdragon@hotmail.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: looking for anyone who may remember me from f4c ram team out of hill afb utah thanks

Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 7:39 PM
Name: George Marshall
Email: marshallg48@hotmail.com
From: Marshall, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Terrific- Its home revisited
Comments: Stationed at Cam Rahn, Aug. '68 to Aug. '69 as a Jammer driver with the 557th. This site brings back a lot of fond memories of friendships and being able to work with a g reat bunch of people. I'm looking for anyone, who was there at around the time I was, willing to e-mail me about the early morning rocket and mortar attacks we went through. I'm also wanting to see if anyone remembers the Viet Cong Officer that the Air Police killed one night who was directing rounds onto the Base. This Officer was also the same person who gave us haircuts and shaves at the steam & cream there on Base. Any help and replies would be greatly appreciated. Proud and Thankful to have been associated with an outfit like the 12TH TFW.

Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 12:22 AM
Name: Ron Clark
Email: n0pom@cox.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Sgt with Det 2 15th Aerial Port Sqdn from June 69-June 70. First Sgt part of the time was Msgt Manning who was ironically one of my instructors 3 yrs prior at Sheppard AFB. We had a mutt that wandered into our barracks at one point. No idea where it came from but we apparently fed it because it stuck around. We named it "Ajax" because that is what it took to get it clean enough to stay IN the barracks. LOL If you remember that then I should know you. I have a few photos of Phu Cat, most of which are in color that I would be happy to share on the web site if someone would email me and tell me where to send the electronic version.

Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 9:32 PM
Name: Chuck Johnston
Email: kcuhc@mac.com
From: Wilmington, MA
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: I served in the 12AEMS in Vietnam between Nov 1967-Nov 1968. I never thought to look for anything about the 12th until now. It is great to be able to look through the various photos and to know know that there is a memorial to the 12th. Keep up the great work and may god bless everyone involved with this site.

Chuck Johnston



Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:30 PM
Name: Terry Miller
Email: trmcha@comcast.net
From: Chattanooga, TN
How good do you think this site is?: Wonderful
Comments: You all are very good on the details! I was an Egress Systems SSgt. May 28th 69 to when we left with the aircraft in 1970. We went to Guam, Hickam AFB and to George AFB. I lost track of all the personal names so if anyone was there please write me. I saw a post that someone said they loved it in the combat zone. I have come to realize over all these years I did too! My son is currently a 2nd Lt. Platoon Leader at 82nd Airborne Ft. Bragg. The beat goes on!!! Terry

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 12:01 PM
Name: SMSgt Ken Spencer (retired)
Email: spencers@vwestdu.net
From: Pahrump, NV
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent....finally found a site with all the pictures to match my own
Comments: Left Hooloman and served at CRB January-December 1966. Assigned to 12th AEMS to work APQ-100 radar on the flying bricks. I finally was able to find all the pictures from my tour, but have been trying to work out how to scan nearly 300 slides to make them presentable. We arrived to no streets, no hootches, no luxurious wood walks, tents barely standing that had been hastily erected, but managed to put together a decent area for our "camping trip" in spite of the mud and clay and sand.. Have been unable to find anyone I worked with in the squadron, especially the radar people. Served active until early 1968, got out and returned to Air National Guard in 1982. Worked on wide-band, microwave radios, then satellite radios until I was forced to retire at age 60 in 2002. Once I get the pictures sorted and scanned, I will make an attempt to send them to your site.

Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:46 AM
Name: Robert N. Johnson
Email: Robert.N.Johnson@tinker.af.mil
From: Midwest City, OK 73130
How good do you think this site is?: Stumbled across it looking for the 558th TFS. Really enjoyed the pictures. Good site.
Comments: Read most of the letters from the guest book and think I recognized only a couple of names. I went to CRB in early 67. Assigned to 558th as a weapons mechanic. Did some load training and then became a Jammer Driver. Did the TDY to Korea to support the Pueblo incident. Remember how cold it was, landing in our light weight fatigues. Remember the alert pad at Kunsan and Teague. Seems like we played a lot of pinochle. Went back to CRB after Korea. Remember 666 coming in on a belly landing. Also the alert bird that crashed on take off. I remember playing "pass out" in the hooches. I don't think we ever finished two games. It was great fun. Also remember the out door theater and yelling at "Luther" whoever he was. Remember going to see Bob Hope. Remember getting a ride in an F-4 with operations officer, I believe his name was Maj ??..Anyway, it was one of the most thrilling things I have ever done. I remember Dave Holder, Tom Jacques, Bob Scheml, Tom Tscheda (sp), John Edling, I know there were many other but I do not remember names. It was such a good time or at least I remember it that way. So many good people. I got out of the AF but came back in and ended up with a 21 year career. Retired MSgt in Logistics. Currently about to finish a second career in Civil Service. It has all been good. My current e-mail is robert.n.johnson@tinker.af.mil Would love to hear from anyone who might have served with me over there.

Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 3:12 AM
Name: Harold Gilbert
Email: harolddgilbert@cox.net
From: Glendale, Arizona
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I am proud to have been a member of the 12th. I was stationed at MacDill in 1967-68. Then I went to Cam Rahn Bay for a tour 1968-69. This site brings back many memories and gives information that can be helpful in filing VA claims.

Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:06 AM
Name: Tom Bailey
Email: larue5672@earthlink.net
From: Dallas, TX
How good do you think this site is?: Very
Comments: I've been writing my memories of 40 years after serving in 12 TFW, 12 A&E at CRB. Some don't believe the changes from Jan 67 to Jan 68 but they were many. Some of the pictures confirm my memories but it was wild like,." Martha Raye on a Flatbed trailer saying I might not be young and pretty but at least I got round eyes," and GI's applauding wildly. The great LOX plant shootout. Field mess with mess kits to dining halls. Hootches to barracks. 8 holers to flush toilets. Base Ops and the new terminal for inbound-outbound flights to the states.

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 8:59 PM
Name: Jim R. Brown
Email: Jimrbrownsax@aol.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: This is a great site. Thanks for all your great work putting this site together.
Comments: I worked the Emergency Room and ran the Vietnamese Physical Exam Section. I'm trying to find the First Sergeant CMSgt Joe Smith in 67-68. If anyone can help me locate him it will be most greatly appreciated. My e-mail is: jimrbrownsax@aol.com

Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:35 PM
Name: Jim (tom) Thomas
Email: jimandjudy3@yahoo.com
From: Munds Park, Arizona
How good do you think this site is?: Great Web Site
Comments: I was with the 559TFS at Cam Ranh Bay from Nov 67 to Nov 68. I was a crew chief on F4C 640800 which was shot down on Nov 13, 1968, six days before I rotated back to the states. That day was my first day of outprosesing and I did not launch it's last mission. I would love to hear from anyone who also served there. Let's hope the returning troops from this war are treated better than we were treated!!! My email address is jimandjudy3@yahoo.com
Jim (tom) Thomas

Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:07 AM
Name: Michael T. Isam
Email: misam@aug.com
From: St. Augustine, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Really great. I have links to a page showing it as it is now.
Comments: I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have filed a claim with the VA. Phu Cat was the 2nd largest depot for Agent Orange, Red and Blue. If anyone else has this, I suggest you consider filing a claim. Contact me for details. I was a navigation equipment repairman. I also pulled a stint in Maint. Control.

Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:10 AM
Name: Gerald F. Dunning
Email: gdunning1@cox.net
From: Las Vegas, Nv
How good do you think this site is?: Very interesting (memory lane)
Comments: While looking through the photos I recognized several areas, one was of the gym building, a large aluminum hut, I use to lift weights in there.

I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay from Apr 1967 to April 1968 with the 12th Air Police. I'm in process of applying for my PTSD and looking for any information covering that period. Also I was TDY to Bien Hoa AB during the period of February 1968 during the TET Offensive.

I retired in 1988 at Vandenberg AFB, California, a MSGT and my entire career was as a Security Police Officer. If you could provide any information on dates or times of incidents that occurred at Cam Ranh I would appreciate it.



Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 4:52 PM
Name: Tony J Freeman
Email: tfreeman@immagetech.com
From: North Carolina
How good do you think this site is?: great site
Comments: I was a telephone switching equipment repairman with the 1881st Comm. Squadron from dec 1969 to dec 1970. While there, I remember throwing empty beer cans at the outdoor movie screen during movies, and going to the px. They built a new telephone switching center while I was there and the other two techs, an outside telephone installer and myself talked our CO into letting us use a large room to bunk in. We had ac for the rest of my time there. We also had use on the installers truck, so we'd go to the beach all the time. God, it seems so long ago. I know it sounds bad, but I had a great time.

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 11:24 AM
Name: Mike West
Email: m7wes.towers@sutphen.com
From: Columbus, Ohio
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding. Brings back rushes of memories
Comments: 391st 10-67/10-68 weapons loader. Hey, where is (Ssgt) Ron Speck?

Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 8:13 PM
Name: Paul Hartkemeyer
Email: phartkemeyer@fuse.net
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat AB, as member of the 1883rd Comm Sq, from February 1970 until February 1971. I worked in the ALCE Comm Center, which was located in the building between Base Operations and the Passenger Terminal. I just recently found this web site. The photos and comments have brought back many memories of the outstanding airmen that I proudly served with. God bless them all.

Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:58 PM
Name: Vern M. Dillman USAF Msgt Retired
Email: vdillman2u@msn.com
From: Mesa, Arizona
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Great site. I was in the 557 th from Dec. 65 To Nov 66. I worked the preflight crew, most of the time I was there. I am still in touch with several of the guys from the 557th.

Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 11:38 AM
Name: Ralph Barret
Email: Ralph.Barret@VDOT.Virginia.gov
From: Mechanicsville VA
How good do you think this site is?: well done
Comments: 37 FMS Hydraulic Shop Phu Cat, '68 - '69, F100's, one of many DC Air Guard who gladly served along side New Jersey and Iowa Air Guard and regular Air Force. We were all damn good at what we did and if we were young men again we would gladly serve. So many names forgotten, so many faces fading away, now nearly forty years since it happened. To our fathers, sons and grandsons who have served and are serving, thanks for your sacrifice and service.

Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 3:13 PM
Name: William Sanders CMSgt Ret.
Email: William.Sanders.Ctr@beale.af.mil
From: Lincoln Ca. 95648
How good do you think this site is?: I was surprised to find the site and am really impressed
Comments: I was in the 559th picture you have displayed sitting over #1 eng.-Will be sending you 30 bucks real soon

Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 12:57 PM
Name: Richard T. Boland
Email: bolandrt@upmc.edu
From: Pittsburgh, PA
How good do you think this site is?: First timer but it will not be my last.
Comments: I was a weapons specialist in the 412th in 69 & 70. I have always wondered what ever happened to my crew. Sam or Jim, if you're out there, let me know. Rich

Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:15 PM
Name: Carl DeSpiegelaere
Email: cdesp@comcast.net
From: Minnesota
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was with A Battery 6th Batt. 71st Air Defense Artillery above air base in 1965-1966. I used to watch as the F4's took off and landed and thought I would liked to have been a pilot. Too many of you guys died, god bless you all.

Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 3:00 PM
Name: Bob Englund
Email: REngl47912@aol.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I just found this site, and was awed. So many memories. I was attached to the Jet Engine Maint area from 7/66 to 7/67. The pictures are great. Bob Englund previously of the 12th FMS

Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 5:43 PM
Name: Bill Garrett
Email: bgarrett@yadtel.net
From: Boonville, NC
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Was with the 12th. CES Metal, AC & Refrigeration shop from 1967-68 as NCOIC S/Sgt. The pictures are great.

Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:39 PM
Name: Ted Kozikowski
Email: TedKozikowski@aol.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Hi,

My name is Ted Kozikowski. I served in Cat Lo late in '67 thru early '68. Taught Karate while in Cat Lo. Was assigned to ACB-1 Det Delta. Would enjoy hearing from any of you familiar with our mission.

R/Ted K.

SCPO U.S.Navy Retired



Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:13 PM
Name: Ed Phillips
Email: ed.phillips@verizon.net
From: Lakewood Ranch, Florida
How good do you think this site is?: Great site, but the Guestbook operates tooo slow to read the comments.
Comments: Was with the 47th TFS (Avionics Maint.) at Ubon RTAFB from July to Oct 1965. Then went to CRB and joined up with the 12th TFW to help get them up and running. It's not a big deal, but doesn't anybody remember those of us from the 47th TFS that came in back in Nov-Dec. 1965?

Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:14 PM
Name: Edwin Rodriguez
Email: erodjogger@comcast.net
From: Tallahassee, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Served with the 12th Services Sq (Food Service), Phu Cat, Jul 71 - Nov 71 (one of the last cooks to leave, transfered to Tan Son Nhut)

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 2:04 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
From: Ellington, CT
How good do you think this site is?: excellent
Comments: Served as a Medical Service Specialist (Medic) at the 12th USAF hospital from 2/66 until 10/67. half of the time we worked across the dirt road from the NCO chow hall. The night shift baker/cooks used our shower and "paid" for the hot water with baked goods. Those sheet cakes were excellent.

Would like to hear from those I served with those so many years ago especially SSgt James Hughes, A1C Eugene Singleton, James Barnes and oh so many others. First CO had a banana tree that the EM's had to water every day. More than water was put on that tree.

The nurses were there some good some bad but that's the way it is.

Burning the honey buckets if you F**ked up.

The 8 man tents for living followed by the hooch's, 16x40, on stilts with tent roofs and ours with a parachute liner for the heat. My scrounging for $200 a freezer from an army unit relocating. Man that thing could freeze some beer.

Combat on TV, Chris Noel on the radio, the out door theater during monsoon, the beach where Monroe from near Chicago, got such a sunburn he peeled his whole scalp about a week later (as he said blacks don't sunburn) and it surprise the hell out of him.

Many good memories some not so good, some pretty bad.

We left too many behind.

Welcome home brothers and sisters.

My nephew left yesterday for his 3rd tour of duty in Iraq, Sadar City, with the 82 Airborne. Vaya con Dios Brandon. Come back safe.



Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 5:40 PM
Name: Gene Barnes
Email: MarBarPP@aol.com
From: Richmond, VA
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Was with 12th fms jet engine shop cam rahn nov.68-69

Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 1:26 PM
Name: Wally Pinell
Email: wpinell@msn.com
From: 30590 Timberline North, Buena Vista, CO 81211
How good do you think this site is?: Great job, enjoyed viewing the photos.
Comments: Keep up the good work

Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 11:24 AM
Name: Glen C. Larsen
Email: g_larsen@sbcglobal.net
From: Brighton, Mi
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I signed this guest book several times in the last four years and have been following it since. I had contact with one of my old tent mates in CRB. Frank Lasky. Lost contact and would like to hear from him again and any one in tent 13 between Jan 66 to Oct 66. I was with the 12th AEMS shop, worked on radio and nav equip. I have some pictures posted on this site. Here is my new e-mail address: g_larsen@sbcglobal.net WELCOME HOME bro's. Thanks for the memories.

Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 5:28 PM
Name: George Kraft
Email: thekrafts@gmpexpress.net
From: Leonardtown, MD
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Gentlemen -
In 1968 I was involved with the rescue and recovery of two men from the 391st TFW, Glenn Ciarfeo and Mike Rhodes, after their ejection near Tuy Hoa on June 1st of that year. If you have any information on the current whereabouts of Mike please pass on the following and ask if he would contact me.
Thanks,
George Kraft
40611 Merion Ct.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
gwkraft@yahoo.com
(h) 301-997-1819
(c) 240-925-4321

Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 5:44 PM
Name: Lynn Fliger
Email: Lynn@lrfliger.com
From: Minneapolis Minn
How good do you think this site is?: Very good
Comments: I served with the 12th as part of the 412th MMS 1970 to 1971. I then reassigned to Cam Rahn Bay for a second year, from 1971 to 1972. I have read a number of things in the guest book that I remember well.

Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 8:30 PM
Name: Jim PeQueen
Email: tatumirage@charter.net
From: Watsonville, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Great!!
Comments: I was assigned to the lab in the 12th's Hospital at both MacDill AFB from late '65 to May, '67 and then to Cam Rahn AB 4 July, 67 to 4 July 68. The best group of men and women I ever worked with.

Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:07 AM
Name: Don O'Neil
Email: boneil@tsp.sheridan.com
From: Manchester, Pa
How good do you think this site is?: Awesome
Comments: Happy Holiday

Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:54 PM
Name: Jerry Adams
Email: cjaappraiser@cox.net
From: Las Vegas, NV
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was a Sgt. Assigned to the 12 Supply Sqadron from 10/70-10/71. I was also assigned to the Disaster Response Force. I have Pictures and slides from the "Cat". If you are interested you can contact me at VETVETTE@AOL.Com. This brought back alot of 36 year old memories. I have pictures of what the ROK'S captured and brought back from the field after that March Rocket Attack. I too was across from that building when it was hit. I had pictures of the MIG, But they never got returned from the developer, how odd:-)). Thanks to all that served in the 12th TFW.

Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 1:23 PM
Name: Ed Fenner
Email: fen073@clearwire.net
From: Klamath Falls, OR
How good do you think this site is?: Awesome
Comments: Haven't signed in lately and have a new e-mail address. Ed Fenner (CMSgt retired)

Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 6:32 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
From: Hartselle and Cordova, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Great; I wish it was used more.
Comments: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all; I still think about all of the guys that I spent time with at the Cat; lets call it my formative years, with images that will remain with me until I am cold. God Bless Ya'll.

Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 7:46 PM
Name: Smylie M. Anderson Jr. "Mac"
Email: macandlisa@jam.rr.com
From: 106 Erica Pl. West Monroe, La. 71291
How good do you think this site is?: Great to find this site.
Comments: I was with the 480th at Phucat from 23 Dec. 1969 until June 1970 when I was PCSed to the 13th TFS in Udorn Thailand. I finished my tour there. I was a crew chief(43151c) . My plane was HK 212, a D model Phantom. What a great airplane! I was told that my plane was lost several months after I was transfered, but no word on the air crew. I was not able to confirm this. It would be great to hear from anyone who was with the 480th during this time.

Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 10:43 PM
Name: Lewis E. Lundy
Email: ltlfarm@comcast.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: MacDill AFB, 18 Aug 1962 to 3 Nov 1965 then Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam USAF, 6 Nov 1965 to 03 Nov 1966

Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 9:37 AM
Name: Larry Wales
Email: lwales46@bellsouth.net
From: Westminster, SC
How good do you think this site is?: Very good
Comments: I served with the 12th TFW from March 67 to April 68. I was with the F4 fire control shop. I would enjoy communicating with anyone that was there during that time.

Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 10:08 AM
Name: Don McCarthy
Email: LMAC7041@aol.com
From: Waterford, Connecticut
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: Looking for help regarding the combat history of two F-4Cs. Tail Nos. 63-7538 and 63-7641. Both of these aircraft were with the 555th TFS during Mar - July 1966 at UDORN...I have received information from a crew chief that during Nov 66 - Nov 77 who was with the 8th TFW that both of these jets were marked as MiG killers. Looking for photos of both a/c. Thank you for your time.

Don McCarthy
LMAC7041@aol.com



Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:55 AM
Name: Kenneth (Rocky} Ross
Email: krross@mcloudteleco.com
From: Mcloud, Oklahoma
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat with the 1883rd Comm Sq July 70-71 in the Radar Approach Control. This site has brought back a lot of memories.

Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 8:49 PM
Name: Gail H. Meyer
Email: gvmeyer@peoplepc.com
From: Taylors Falls, Mn
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site.
Comments: I was assigned TDY to the 12th FMS Jet Engine Shop at McDill in 65 from Eglin, and then assigned PCS to the 12th FMS Jet Engine Shop at CRB from Oct of 66 to May of 68. Had some great times. Will have to find some of my photos to send in.

Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:33 PM
Name: Philip Hart
Email: parhart@essex1.com
From: Oregon, IL
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: On the night of November 19, 1967, I was a squad leader with Delta Company, 2/8 of the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. I remember this date because it was my 21st birthday. My squad was charged with defending a portion of the Dak To hilltop that was our company night position. During the night a Phantom aircraft crashed into a hill that was straight in front of my perimeter location, but miles away.

The next morning my squad was sent on a recovery mission to try to locate the wreckage and the American pilot. The fact that we had seen the aircraft crash at night helped us determine the general area to be searched, but we were not very confident that we could successfully find the downed plane as Dak To was very thick with vegetation. It was also thick with NVA. My men and I were not pleased to be the ones given this assignment. However, with a bit of luck and a sense of direction and caution gained from "time in country" we found the F-4 and the pilot's body. We surmised that maybe he had ejected at the last minute because he was found about thirty yards away from the wreckage. He was dead when we found him. We were relieved to discover that the NVA had not been there before us as he still had his pistol.

That afternoon we carried his body back to the Delta Company perimeter. The pilot and his sidearm were taken away by an Air Force representative. I recently learned the identity of this American Pilot. He was Lt. Charles Nelson from your 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. I'm very proud of what my men did to bring him home.

Philip Hart

3156 N. Silver Ridge Drive

Oregon, IL 61061



Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 9:01 AM
Name: Sgt George Watkins
Email: gwatkins1@alltel.net
From: Phu Cat
How good do you think this site is?: It's very good.
Comments: I was stationed there from Mar. 24 69 to Mar 24 70. 7 days after I left it became the 12th SPS.

Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:02 PM
Name: Mark Cestaric
Email: markecestaric@yahoo.com
From: CostaMesa, Ca
How good do you think this site is?: It was good...
Comments: My father was there in 1965. Killed 12/17/65. His name Joseph Cestaric.

Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 12:13 PM
Name: Alex M. Stevens, former Capt
Email: alexmstevens@earthlink.net
From: Medford, Mass
How good do you think this site is?: very good
Comments: I was in the 43 TFS of the 15TFW on TDY to Clark AB when we were sent to Cam Ranh to start F4 operations in the fall of 1965. We picked up all our equipment and moved it along with the F4s to a collection of sand dunes with an AM2 mat runway. We returned to MacDill after Christmas when the 12TFW came over on PCS and took over our equipment. I was the Squadron Munitions Officer at Cam Ranh with a great group of loaders and gun plumbers..

Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:10 PM
Name: MILTON E. RUSS II
Email: MiltonRuss@aol.com
From: NEW CARROLLTON MD
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: WHAT I'VE SEEN OF THE SITE SO FAR IS TRULY HEART TOUCHING TO ME. IT TAKES ME BACK TO CRB LIKE IT WAS IN 1968. SO GLAD IT WAS CAPTURED ON FILM FOR US TO VIEW AND REMEMBER. I STILL LIVE IT EVERY DAY. WAITING FOR MY APROVAL TO ENTER RESTRICTED SITE. I CAN HARDLY WAIT. GOD BLESS ALWAYS AND MANY THANKS

MILTON E. RUSS II / NANTAMBU



Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 2:51 AM
Name: Duane M Tidline Msgt Ret.
Email: gcimax@yahoo.com
From: Menomonie, Wisconsin
How good do you think this site is?: I think this site is Great
Comments: I went to Cam Rahn Bay with the 12th in November 1965. Was assigned to the 558TFS, worked on F4C 63-7444 until I was put on midnights, that allowed me to work part time at the Base Exchange. It has brought back memories both good and bad. I went from CRB to the 366TFW, 480 TFS at DaNang. My Zippo is engraved 65-66 Cam Rahn Bay, 66-67 DaNang and 70-71 DaNang.

Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 2:39 PM
Name: Gary Deitz
Email: FreePtrts@aol.com
From: Chicopee, Ma.
How good do you think this site is?: Finding it to bring back a lot of good memories
Comments: Was hoping to find some names from the 12th CES, such as Wilbert Norton, George Mandichak to name a few

Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 5:38 PM
Name: Robert Gregg
Email: RWGREGG@aol.com
From: Florida and NC
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Sgt., 12th CES ac shop, Jan 68-Jan 69. Arrived in time for TET. Long year of hard work but I am very proud to have served with 12th TFW. Got to make trips as far as Bien Hoa and up to Na Trang and Danang. Some of the pictures on this site are vivid reminders of the time spent there. A job well done by all. Is Jim Porter out there? Would like to hear from anybody I worked with.

Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:58 AM
Name: Don McCarthy
Email: LMAC7041@aol.com
From: Waterford, CT - Bien Hoa 66-67
How good do you think this site is?: outstanding
Comments: I'm attempting to locate a photograph of F-4C tail number 64-739. She was assigned to the 12th TFW / 557th TFS when she was shot down over South Vietnam on 1/25/69. Wanted for a book project - Will gladly reimburse for any cost incurred. e-mail LMAC7041@aol.com

Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 10:19 PM
Name: Rich Decker
Email: richd4392@verizon.net
From: Mays Landing, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments:I arrived at Phu Cat in 71, was with the 12th SPS until we handed the base over to the Vietnamese. I was then sent to DaNang.

Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 6:42 AM
Name: Scott Winegar
Email: scott.pepsi@santel.net
From: South Dakota
How good do you think this site is?: excellent
Comments: Arrived in country August 69 at CRB, fuel systems mechanic, primary F4's but worked on everthing out there. Was pcs'd to Phu Cat later to work on everything we had, c7a, f4, c130, flew on c7's on my days off. Left August 1970.

Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:57 PM
Name: ron stanford
Email: gcm_nc@sbcglobal.net
From: south of houston, texas
How good do you think this site is?: very good
Comments: i was at OLAD (dalat) 1967-1968 and CRB, 14th APS. i have been looking here for a couple years looking for friends. some day they will show up. good to see most everyone made it ok thru life after nam.

Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:39 PM
Name: wayne f sieckmann
Email: cswsmo@socket.net
From: 24296 hwy 98 boonville mo 65233
How good do you think this site is?: good
Comments: arrived c.r.b. dec.3 69 1.30 a.m. assigned to security police sqd. 3 days in country 4th. night was with phantom flight. 45 nights stright then volt. with 16 other guys we were the ones that put up base defenses the tall observation towers bunkers strung razor wire built the tower at ammo dump . was their when 27th naf got hit out of my ca ville and the pol on the way to southbeach . convoy to nha trang went to phan rang lots of pictures of everywhere i went. left v.n. 30 leave ended up at forbes afb ks. in jan. 71 so cold wish i had stayed in nam. e mail cswsmo@socket.net

Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:24 PM
Name: Stephanie Hull
Email: eightpac@comcast.net
From: Murrieta, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: My name is Stephanie Hull, the daughter of a vet. My Father, SSGT USAF Aldine Grammer, was stationed at Phu Cat AB, RVN from Feb 70-Mar 71 NCOIC 2nd shift 37th and 12th FMS Survival Equipment Shop. He supervised the maintenance and operation of personnel parachutes and the MB-6 Drag chute for the F-4 Aircraft, OJT Supervisor. He passed away last year from Glioblastoma, a brain tumor which I believe may have been related to his military service in Vietnam and Thailand, among other health problems. Would like to hear from anyone that may have served during that time with info. on daily duties and activities etc. My Father never spoke about his military service and I now regret that I didn't ask after reading through his military service records. Found out that he was also a Parachute Jump Master with over 597 jumps made. Also interested in service members that may have any pertinent info that may relate to health issues and exposure to A/O in Vietnam/Thailand. Father retired with 30% VA disability, reason unkown, have not requested records yet. God Bless and Thank You for you service! eightpac@comcast.net

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 8:36 PM
Name: Robert W. Braatz, LtCol USAF Retired
Email: BKBRAATZ@aol.com
From: Flagstaff, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Great. My son pointed me to this just today.
Comments: An update on the two fatalities listed as killed on the C-130 on 17 June 1966; Captain Connie Gravitt and 1st Lieutenant Clairborne (Mac) McCall were both from the 391 TFS. Update the information if you can. Thank you Bob

Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 4:48 PM
Name: Ronnie Hicks
Email: ronniehicks@sbcglobal.net
From: New Carlisle, OHIO
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was with the 12 fms in 1970, at Phu Cat. I worked in the machine shop.One of my duties was to make brass Phamtom's for the pilots going home.I even made a 12 inch aluminum one for a colonel, some of them are still out there I'm sure! Look up PHU CAT at google earth it is still the same as 1970.

Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 7:55 AM
Name: Johnny Godley
Email: jgodley@lowcountry.com
From: Jacksonboro, S.C.
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Hello to everyone that served. Because of this site I found several old friends and we are having our 5th reunion in Tampa in October 5th thru the 8th. I think as of now we have found about 30 guys. Our First Sgt. Chief Arthur Chapman is also in attendance with us and he is amazing for his age of 96 years young. He has his own web page if anyone would like to see it. http://web.mac.com/artchapman/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html It also has a list of names of the guys we have found if any one is interested or knows someone feel to contact some of us on the list we will give you more info or you may contact me at jgodley@lowcountry.com I wish everyone health and happiness.

Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:31 PM
Name: John W. Kelly, CMSGT, USAF (RET)
Email: johnhallie@qnet.com
From: Palmdale, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Great! I accidentally ran across this while running a web search for Cam Ranh Bay. Wonderful photos and memories.
Comments: As an Airman 1st in Viet Nam (Feb 67 to Oct 68) I was assigned to the 412th MMS in the gun shop. We had about a hundred SUU-16 gun pods in support of the 12th TFW to maintain. Parts were always in short supply and we improvised whenever possible. We often cannibalized any gun pod being returned to depot for parts and we sometimes accomplished depot level repair on the power pack assemblies on the pods, and M-61A1 guns just to keep them going.

When I first arrived we were living in tent/ plywood "hooches" near the NCO club, with little luxuries. Urinals were dug in the sand (and filled with crushed cans because gravel was not available), showers were structures with tent roofs and a single water line along the beam in the ceiling with a hose bib (rather than a shower head) to stand under. In the sunny days the water would be warm, in the monsoons it would be cold. I used to shower with Lava soap to get the gun grease, and soot off of myself.

I remember going to a tent "chow hall" and cleaning our mess kits in the barrels with the heaters in them, and then later going to an actual building for a chow hall. Also, the out door theater and throwing empty beer cans at the projection booth when something went wrong with the film. (we always used to holler "Luther" at the projectionist when there was a problem, but I think it was the name of some one who had already gotten on to the "freedom bird" and gone home.

After I had been working on the SUU-16 gun pods for the better part of a year, I was sent to Clark AFB, Field Training Det. for training along with another guy. The gun pod had only just arrived from Viet Nam in Clark (via ship) and was saltwater rusted etc. The other guy and I tore it down, cleaned it and reassembled it (with changes that had been made in the field making it better.) For the rest of that FTD class we could pretty much do as we pleased. :-)

Last item - on that TDY, while we were there they changed E-4s from Airman 1ST to "Sergeants" so when we arrived in the Philippines, they didn't know how to handle us. NCOs were allowed to live off base, and we ended up billeted off base in a hotel. Not a great hotel, but it was absolutely heaven to a couple of GIs who had spent a lot of time in-country.

Thanks for building the site and reminding me of some horrible and wonderful memories. Keep up the good work! I've got some photos around here somewhere that I'll try to digitize and share.

John



Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 12:27 PM
Name: C.B. deVogel
Email: cornelius5@cox.net
From: Meriden,CT
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Arrived CRB Nov 65 left Jul 66,assigned to the 12thMMS,Load crew chief. Like to hear from any mms personnel who came with the wing movement from MacDill AFB.

Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:15 PM
Name: John Gibbs
Email: gibbstexas@earthlink.net
From:
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Comments: In the Spring of 1970, I was the operations officer 3rd Battalion of the 506th Infantry operating with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in t he Bong Song/LZ English and North English AO's. If I am not mistaken, one your F-4's was in support of us when he was hit by enemy ground fire and crashed. The crew was killed in the crash and we secure the site that evening. Our Battalion, always got great air support and we deeply appreciated it. Thanks, John Gibbs Ltc USA Ret.

Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:49 PM
Name: terry l quist
Email: mrcleantlq@webtv.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments: if i can find my pictures from jan 67 i would like to get them posted.......we had nothing but hot hot hot tents.....pee pipes and dangerous out houses....where the snakes hung out!!!! canvas water bags hanging in the sun......does anybody remember a gregory sheetz or major johnson or col kiesch??? best wishes to all.....WELCOME HOME!!!!

Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 12:13 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette or "Doc"
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
From: Ellington, CT 06029
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: Stationed at the 12th USAF Hospital as a Medical Service Specialist from Feb 1966 until Oct 1967. Primary duties were at the Dispensary as CQ at night and immunizations at the NCO club during the day. Would like to hear from those who served there or were treated there. Especially interested in finding those in my hooch; SSgt Hughes, A1C Singleton, Jim Barnes. Others such as MSGT Cardinale (who's daughter was a showgirl in Las Vegas). Does anyone remember Lenny a supply sgt who played sax at the various clubs on base and in the immediate area compounds? If I am not mistaken he was with Sha Na Na when he returned from Viet Nam (since has passed away). To all who served Welcome Home!!

Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 8:07 PM
Name: Jim Mindak
Email: abbiesnana2@sbcglobal.net
From: Chicago, IL
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Hope a lot of you join us in DC this year for the reunion. I was with the 12th CES as a firefighter 67 to 68. The reunions are really great. Find some time and join us. This site is the best. Welcome Home to all of you.

Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:25 PM
Name: Van Marlowe
Email: vmarlowe@bellsouth.net
From: Charlotte, NC
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: I was surprised to see the photos and comments. It sure brings back memories! Looking back it seems as though being there happened to someone else sometimes and not myself. Thanks for the time and efforts of all. I was assigned to the 557th Squadron June 1966-June1967 as an A1C and Sgt.

Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 3:38 PM
Name: Thomas E. Jones Jr. SSGT.
Email: tjones@troycable.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I 'm still going through this site. It is great and I appreciate all the hard work and dedication it took to put this information together. I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay Oct. 68 - Oct. 69. I was a mechanic on the F4's

Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 8:18 PM
Name: Dan Warwick Lt/Col USAF Ret
Email: warwickinn@juno.com
From: Traverse City , MI
How good do you think this site is?: I think this site is Serra Hotel.
Comments: Rowdy was my student at GAFB some years ago. Go 12TFW and Rowdy. Dan, http://WarwickInn.net

Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 12:20 PM
Name: James Madry, USAF Retired
Email: madry11@verizon.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: The site is great will tell others that it exists
Comments: Phu Cat Aug 69-Aug 70, 12th Supply Liquid Oxygen Plant. Have many pictures of places and events around Phu Cat during that time period and will make them available if requested.

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 6:27 PM
Name: Ronald L Chenault C/MSGT{RET}
Email: rongin@mtcnet.net
From: Rock Valley Iowa
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: I was in Vietnam at Phu Cat AFB 1968, 1969. I enjoy this web sight very much. Chief Chenault

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 6:15 PM
Name: devery
Email: Devmarsh@aol.com
From: Oregon
How good do you think this site is?: 1st visit
Comments: Looking for any information on my grandfather, 819th AERO Squadron, 12/12/1917 to 01/09/1919, Ervin Atwood

Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:28 AM
Name: Ed Riggs, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
Email: circlewadmin@rallstech.com
From: San Antonio, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Missouri
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat, March 1970 - 1971. 12CSG Admin. There were 13 rocket attacks the year I was there and no casulties. I remember having friends in the Aerial Port Squadron and going with them occasionally to Quin Nhon on courier runs - these were the only times (other than R & R) that I was off base. We used to go to a beach near a leper colony after our business and enjoy a dip in the South China Sea. Beautiful, isolated white sand beach and you could look out to sea and see U.S. warships anchored - awesome! For a war zone, I would have to rate Phu Cat at the top of the good list -- other than being on a closed base, there was plenty to do in whatever free time you had. We were working 12 hours, 7 days a week, but always seemed to manage a day off every once in a while. For the pittance we were getting paid back in the 70's, and with the big bonus of $65 a month combat pay (wow), a lot of us managed to save enough money for a new car when we DEROS'd. Would really like to go back some day if there is ever an organized tour.

Sent: June 23, 2006 12:47 PM
Name: R Rollins
Email:
From: San Antonio, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Most excellent.........!
Comments: Served with the 12th and 37th (Jan 70-Jan 71)

Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 6:55 PM
Name: John Magnotta
Email: Johnnymags@aol.com
From: Brooklyn, NY
How good do you think this site is?: Real Good
Comments: Brought back a lot of memories. I got there in Feb. 1966 after 3-years stationed at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. and was assigned to the 12th FMS; half way through my tour I volunteered for the crash crew. Had to relocate to another tent. Left a good bunch of guys and the only tent on the base at that time that was flying the State of New York flag. Joined the crash crew and fell in with another great group of guys. Had quite a few hair raising experiences and near misses while in the crash crew. Tsgt. Smith (Smitty) was in charge and with him leading we had the crashed aircraft off the runways; and the runways open in a timely manner. They were a great bunch of guys to work with. Another bonus was the 24 hours on and 24 off all-in-all it was pretty good.

Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 11:34 PM
Name: David Canaway
Email: dcanaway@yahoo.com
From: Powell, TN
How good do you think this site is?: Real Good
Comments: I shipped over with the wing from MacDill in Jan 66, worked the crash crew there.

Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:24 PM
Name: Arthur Mhaoney
Email: arthurmahoney@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: served in Phu Cat from June 1969 to june 1970 I worked In the !2th fms squadrom on jet engines for f4s I would like to hear from people from back there. thank you.

Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 1:45 PM
Name: James Herb
Email: c-jherb@state.pa.us
From: Valley View, PA
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT
Comments: Hello to all my friends from MacDill, Naha and Cam Ranh Bay. USAF 1963 - 1967.

Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 4:10 PM
Name: Jim Landy
Email: jameslandy@msn.com
From: Pinon Hills, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I was assigned to the 12th AEMS Instrument Shop from Nov 66 to Nov 67. I have enjoyed reading the comments posted here for the past few years and maybe it's time I posted some comments of my own. I hope this "war story" will be appreciated. Sometime late 1967 the Chief of Staff of the USAF along with Gen Jimmy Stewart the movie star came on an inspection visit to CRB. In the days before the visit the Shop NCO'S were all worked up and kept us busy cleaning and polishing the shop. On the big day everyone who wasn't working was sent away so the VIP'S would not have to see any idle hands. It was just my luck that on that day I was picked to do a "Jet Cal" test on a few engines. I was the lucky one who had to climb into the tail pipe of the J-79 engines and hook up the "Jet Cal" heater probes to the EGT thermocouples. After a few minutes sweating in the filthy tailpipe I was covered with black soot. After a few hours I was filthy from head to toe. I returned to the shop and entered the front door. The NCO'S went into a panic. I was obviously too dirty to be seen by the important people on their inspection tour. Just then someone ran in and reported that the VIP's were on the way. We had a Lt. who was the OIC of the Instrument Shop. I don't remember his name but we called him Lt. "No Neck" because he was built like a bulldog and was all muscle. Quickly he grabbed me and stashed me in a closet that we used to store test equipment. Just before the Lt. closed the door on me Gen. Stewart spotted me as he entered the shop. He walked right over to me and opened the door. He caught on right away what was going on . I just stood there and saluted. He talked with me for a few minutes . I don't remember what we talked about but I remember he was very pleasant, not at all what I expected from a General or movie star. They walked out of the shop without another word. The NCO's and Lt "No Neck" were really pissed. They all had prepared speeches and were ready to brief the Generals but they were ignored. After that the Lt. always gave me a hard time. For the rest of my time at CRB I avoided him because he would give me every dirty job he could find. I got back at him on the day I Left Vietnam . I stole his truck and drove it to the Passenger Terminal. I left it there with the engine running . But that's another story.
Jim Landy ex SGT USAF

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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 6:12 PM
Name: Bob "Mac" McReynolds
Email: mcreynolds@triad.rr.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent memories
Comments: I was at the Cat in the 389TFS 1970-1971

Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 6:11 PM
Name: Don Kisamore
Email: kisamore@conceptcable.com
From: Priest River ID
How good do you think this site is?: S.H.
Comments: Just checking in, my email has changed. Nam is a looong time ago.

Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 8:47 AM
Name: Bruce Holtzendorff
Email: HoltzendorffB@aol.com
From: Then-Phu Cat K-9 Feb 70 - Feb 71, Now - The World, Norwalk, Calif.
How good do you think this site is?: Bitchin':
Comments: When I left Phu Cat I buried all the memories very deep probably becuz I lost 2 guys and my dog Blitz. In 2001 i visited The Wall in Wash. D.C. and got rubbings of the 2 guys. One of the guys was Sgt Irving Park, I didn't know him very well cuz I'd only been in-country for about a month, but he was a brother K-9 handler. We were both on the same deuce n a half posting truck when it took a left turn too sharp, bounced several times very violently then rolled completely over. I blacked out for a very short time n when i came to I saw a scene of utter devastation. The 8-9 guys and their dogs were all over the place, same with all their gear and a loose spare truck tire. Parks had been thrown directly into the path of the rear set of dual tires which came down on top of him crushing and trapping him. He died later that night. The first responding unit I think was a SAT team in an APC. They couldn't get out cuz there were several K-9's running loose. I got up and collected them by their leashes. Next thing i know they're loading me up in on of those ugly olive drab square box ambulances. I came through with a slight concussion n my face looked like someone had taken a belt sander to it. The other guy was Erhart "Jimmie" Adams, I had ojt'd with him at Oxnard AFB, Calif., gone to K-9 school, and got to go to Phu Cat AB. He fell in a rice paddie n swallowed some parasite bugs which later killed him. Last but not least is My K-9 Blitz. About a month before I left Phu Cat, Blitz died of inturnal injuries. That was probably the hardest part cuz he was closest to me. Well thanks for your web site.

Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 3:42 PM
Name: Len Jewson, Col. USAF, Ret.
Email: retdoc@triad.rr.com
From: 4317 Galax Trail, Greensboro, NC 27410-8861
How good do you think this site is?: Great, never realized the site existed.
Comments: This site brings back many old memories. I was with the hospital there at Cam Ranh Bay (1967-1968). I remember so many of these places and sights shown in the many photos. I probably have some photos of my tour in Vietnam and I remember taking some of the exact shots that are shown in this site.

Thank you so much for all the time and effort put forth in fabricating with website.



Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 3:13 PM
Name: Stan Stanfill
Email: SStanfill@roe.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: I was in "original" 555 CES/HR at CRB in 1966 and went up to open cantonment area for 819th at Phu Cat in April(?) 66; was there for about 45 days.

Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:56 PM
Name: JOHN ONTIVEROS VETERAN: 1972-76 RANDOLPH AFB 12TH FTW E-4
Email: lontiveros7777@sbcglobal.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: GREAT JOB ON THE WEB SITE

Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:40 PM
Name: Bob Bracken
Email: brackenbp@bellsouth.net
From: Tenn.
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Was TDY to Ubon Jun 65 to Sept 65 and volunteered to replace personel at CRB allowing them to go home. Sept 65 to Dec 65. 46250, E5

Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 6:06 AM
Name: Brad Heston
Email: bradley.heston@iraq.centcom.mil
From: Baghdad, Iraq
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: My name is MAJ Brad Heston and I am an Army officer stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. By chance, on a very rare slow day here, I Googled my dad's name (Alan Heston) and found the link to your site and the picture of the 558th TFS (and there dad is, in the front row, as a young LT). He retired as a Colonel and is alive and well, ranching in Australia. He never talks too much about Vietnam; I guess he has his reasons why. But it is nice to see a little piece (through the pictures on the site) of how he lived and what he did while there. Thank you.

Brad Heston



Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 2:20 PM
Name: William (Bill) Hash, CMSGT, Retired.
Email: william.hash@eglin.af.mil
From: 33rd MSG/CCR, Eglin AFB, Fla 32542 DSN 875-4092
How good do you think this site is?: Great Site
Comments: I was at Phu Cat from 18 May 1969 to 18 May 1970. I was the NCOIC of the Reparable Asset Control Center. I also was a bartender at the NCO Club for 6 months. I was working on the night that we took a direct hit in our NCO Club kitchen. I took a small wound to the left side of my face under my left eye. No major damaged done and not VA compensation since I did not get it log in at the emergency room as a wound. My boss was SMSgt Edward Lyons. Will retire from Civil Service on 31 May 2006 as a GS-12. I served in the 12th and 37th while in Vietnam during my one year tour of duty.

Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:25 PM
Name: Curtis J. Wesley (SMS - Ret)
Email: CWesley@aol.com
From: Cibolo TX
How good do you think this site is?: Great, it is full of photos that brought back a lot of memories.
Comments: I was an F4 Crew Chief with the 480 TFS from June 70-June 71. My aircraft was 644. I even had a Stars and Stripes article written about me being the youngest F4 Crew Chief in Viet Nam. Looking for other crew chiefs out there. I have not run across a single guy from Phu Cat since I left there. Would be nice to know that some of the guys that I share "the War" with are still alive and kicking.

Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 3:53 PM
Name: Jeffrey Nash
Email: Jeffrey.Nash@PETERSON.af.mil
From: Peterson Air and Space Museum, Peterson AFB, Colorado
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent!
Comments: The Peterson Museum currently has on static display a former 12 TFW F-4C, tail number 64-0799. This aircraft was damaged by ground fire on 12 May 1968 while providing CAS in support of the evacuation of the Special Forces camp at Kham Duc. (Same action where Lt Col Joe Jackson received his Medal of Honor for landing his C-123 in the midst of enemy fire to evacuate remaining members of the camp). Crew of 799 was Lt Col Don Lynch and 1Lt Charles Choba, Jr.. It recovered at Chu Lai AB, where it was returned to the States for repair. Further information on what happened to the aircraft and how it ended up here at the Peterson Museum can be seen on our web site at: http://www.petemuseum.org/F4C.html

I'm contacting you to see if anyone in your association might have a photograph clearly showing 799 when it was assigned to Cam Rahn Bay. We are always looking for photos or stories regarding our specifc display aircraft when they were in service.

I have to warn you that 799 has been repainted and placed in the markings of F-4C, tail number 63-7589, when that jet was an Air Defense Command asset. The history and heritage of the now-defunct ADC is our major static display theme. But our display signage makes it clear the true tail number of the aircraft and it's SE Asia service.

Anyone out there who would like to contribute a photo can contact me via e-mail or through our web site. I'd enjoy hearing from you.

Jeff Nash, Assistant Director, Peterson Air and Space Museum



Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:01 PM
Name: Charles Wilson
Email: Snorkel47@aol.com
From: Paris Ky
How good do you think this site is?: great site enjoyed it
Comments: I was stationed in Thiland Ubon 67-68 loaded f4c&d enjoy viewing sites like this brings back good old memories.

Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 8:35 PM
Name: Tom Reidy
Email: treidy1@verizon.net
From: Mansfield, OH
How good do you think this site is?: This is a great site. Love those pictures of Vietnam.
Comments: I served at Phu Cat '70-'71 with the 12 FMS Recip Engine Shop. I'm looking for other nocturnal flight line troops. I worked on the Gooney's and the C-7A Caribou's from 6 at night till 6 in the morning. Trying to locate a William T. Tillery who also served during that time.

Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 9:16 AM
Name: Rojelio (Roger) Carranza
Email: brotherroger@sbcglobal.net
From: Sonora Texas now living in Fort Worth Texas
How good do you think this site is?: This site is excellent
Comments: Assignment: Hq 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nov 66 - Nov 67 Duties: Maintenance Analysis key punch operations Rank then: A1C Would like to know where A1C Luna is, Also Novack, Gilster, and others that worked for me then. We did some key punching for operation "Loggy Sort." What memories, some good some bad. Where are you guys? Anyone remember HIM-HIM-F HIM?

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 12:46 PM
Name: A.D. Clark
Email: albericakr@comcast.net
From: Seattle, Wa
How good do you think this site is?: It's good but I did not see any Afro-American Airman
Comments: I was a crew chief on F-4's from May 1970-May 1971, 480th TFS. Would you know of anyone else from that squadron?

Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:42 PM
Name: Kent Schneider
Email: sbrockkent@sbcglobal.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Great to find this website; didn't have time to view all the photos--I was there (CRB) from Jan, 1966-Dec,1966--GIB in the 391st TFS,225 missions, 40 North. I've got a ton of 35mm. slides, but it doesn"t look like you need any more! Look for my 12th TFW membership application to be in your mail shortly. Kent Schneider,River Rat

Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 4:58 PM
Name: Dennis "Fig" Figelski
Email: dfigelski@medford.org
From: Medford , MA
How good do you think this site is?: works for me
Comments: Hope to here from someone who remembers. Here's my history : Basic- Jul 1966 to Sep 1966 @ Lackland ; Munitions school (461)-Sep 1966 to Dec 1966 @ Lowery ; Jan 1967 to Jul 1968 @ Kadena , Okinawa with the 400 MMS(T) ; Aug 1968 to Aug 1969 @ Lockbourne AFB, OH with the 317 FMS(munitions) supported AC 119s, 123s and 130s ; Aug 1969 to Aug 1970 @ Phu Cat AB RVN with the 421 / 412 MMS built BLU-27s (firebombs) also munitions inspections. Thanks for listening.Wish you all well.

Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 10:19 AM
Name: Wayne Widen
Email: Wayne.Widen@Gunter.AF.mil
From: Prattville, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Brings back old memories. PhuCat AB. 389th Crew Chief on F-4D tail number 65-0789 from June 70-71. Been a lot of years. Still think about it quite often. Welcome home brothers!

Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 2:21 PM
Name: Bill Gillespie
Email: SMITHGILLESPIE@aol.com
From: Conway, S.C.
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT
Comments: I would like to hear from weapons load crews,46250, who were stationed at PHU CAT,that were there on TDY, from Myrtle Beach AFB,1968.

Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 10:25 AM
Name: Xavier "X" Velarde
Email: xvelarde@charter.net
From: Ft Worth, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Stationed at Phu Cat 68-69 as a SSgt assigned to the 12th TFW Transient Alert crew. This site certainly has brought back some memories.

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 8:31 PM
Name: Mike Maggio
Email: maggiom@bellsouth.net
From: Raleigh, NC, Enlisted Johnson City, NY
How good do you think this site is?: great job keep it going.
Comments: I was with the 12th AEMS, Nov 67 - Nov 68. This web sight has brought back memories of people and things I have almost for gotten. I will try to pull some pictures together I took and send them in. Again a great job on the web sight.

Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 10:39 AM
Name: Charles B. York, Cmsgt, USAF (Ret.)
Email: gwrider_53@hotmail.com
From: Sumter, South Carolina
How good do you think this site is?: I love this site. Excellent
Comments: I posted long ago, but my email address has changed. I was a weapons loader at CRB, 557th TFS. May, 1968 thru May, 1969. The passing years have dimmed the memories some what. Looking back, I often wonder how we worked so hard and never physically broke down. I suppose it was because we were all so young. I remember the great pinochle games in the gun shop between loads. The alert pad was the only real break time though. I also remember the EOR shack on both ends of the runway. Man when we went the far end, we were alone. Lots of stories about CRB and lots of fond memories of the people.

Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:02 AM
Name: Ron "Muff" Potter, 421 MMS
Email: crustynmc@yahoo.com
From: Michigan City IN
How good do you think this site is?: I enjoyed shaking some of the cob webs loose, viewing the pictures
Comments: I wish I had found the site earlier.

Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 6:20 AM
Name: Linda M Lusby Pinegar
Email: lpinegar@charter.net
From: Denton, TX
How good do you think this site is?: An exceptional audio-visual history of a period of time that for many of us is faded but not forgotten.
Comments: Thank you for filling the voids that Mike and I have for ways to connect to that time in our lives when his dad was a Phantom flyer, stationed at McDill with the 555th (October, 1964 until his death in May, 1965)at Naha AFB. No time or opportunity to return in recent years to the reunions or the memorial. We recently attended a welcoming home parade in Denton for a national guard unit returning from Iraq with Mike's family of five children. There were many Vietnam Vets also in this parade and there was a flyover by a Huey that nearly drowned out the band. It was a good time to teach my grandchildren about the sacrifices of the many for the freedoms we hold dear. I am a medical social worker with dialysis patients some of whom are WWII and Vietnam Vets. I see the physical toll that some of you have had paid as a result of your military service with chronic renal failure, diabetes and other chronic health problems.. Best wishes to all of you in 2006 for a measure of health and a year of blessed memories for you and yours. Linda M Pinegar

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 9:32 PM
Name: Errol K. Snowden
Email: kcfarm@copper.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT!!!!
Comments: I'm from the 391st TFW 66-67 42272AFC F-4'S Any Holloman troops out there??

Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:15 PM
Name: Ssgt. Tim Grieco
Email: tgrieco@optonline.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: DaNang & Phu Cat Vietnam 1968-1969 Weapons Crew Chief. Proud to have served in the 421st TFS after the 480th - mission accomplished.

Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 8:31 PM
Name: Ernie Wilde
Email: nsawilde1@sbcglobal.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Brings back memories of 1967-1968 in the 391st at CRB.

Ernie Wilde, USAF (Ret)

Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:51 PM
Name: Don and Nicky Rae
Email: tanadice82@yahoo.ie
From: Scotland
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Yes guys, another year just zipped past, at frightening speed! Hope you all are well and wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy New year. May it please God,Presidents and Prime Ministers to allow our young warriors in foreign fields, a return to loved ones and families soon.

best wishes and regards,

Don and Nicky Rae (Scotland)

Friday, December 23, 2005 8:24 AM
Name: Don Borowski
Email: neshobe@msn.com
From: Cape Cod Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments:Thank you have a great site. I was a C-7 driver in the 458th TAS at CRB 67/68. I had lost my tape of "What the Captain Means" and was delighted to see it on your site. Was surprised to see that the DO played the captain. Couldn't happen in today's PC world. Also loved "Sharkbait 21", it was so realistic. How was it recorded? Enjoyed the photos as a trip down memory lane. Don

Thursday, December 22, 2005 3:38 PM
Name: David A. Flores
Email: flores@teamindustrialservices.com
From: Alvin, TX (formally from South Gate, CA)
How good do you think this site is?: Great site, I wish I would have found it earlier.
Comments:I served at Phu Cat '70-'71 with the 12 FMS Engine Shop. I am trying to locate W.D (Bill) Wall and Bill Berry, if you do see this message or anyone else knowing their whereabouts, pleas e-mail me at Ninagoochie@aol.com. And to all my VN buddies "Welcome Home".

Sunday, December 18, 2005 12:33 PM
Name: Terry Wagner
Email: tfwagner@sbcglobal.net
From: Noblesville , Ind.
How good do you think this site is?: great site
Comments:I was at Phu Cat from April 70-71 in Svs. sqdn.Would like to hear from anyone in the svs,sqdn. Alan Steinbieser, Capt. Bebo,James O'donnel (donk ) Capt. Kilpack.just cant remember many more of the names. Thanks again.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:49 AM
Name: Glenn Thoreson,MD Flight Surgeon CRB 559tfs June68-June69
Email: Glenn.Thoreson@meritcare.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments:I'm happy to have found this site, and see pix and friends again.

Greetings from North Dakota! I am still practicing Medicine and will until next year. I have just been with Maj. Lynn Adams, and had a wonderful time. My e-mail address is: cobberdoc@yahoo.com
Talk to me!! The Doc



Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:52 AM
Name: RONALD TAYLOR
Email: taylor3587@bellsouth.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments:HELLO FRIENDS THIS IS RONALD TAYLOR USAF CAM RAHN BAY DEC1966-DEC 1967 WITH 12 SUPPLY SQ POL REFUELING WORKED TANK FARM, MOBILE UNITS , AND LAB REFUELED A BUNCH OF F4 ON A DAILY BASIS PLUS WORKER THE TRANSIT RAMP THE LATTER PART OF MY TOUR. IM NOW RETIRED FROM AIRLINE COMPANY. THANKS RONNIE

Thursday, December 08, 2005 4:50 PM
Name: Johnny H. Sellers
Email: JHSELLERS@aol.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: The best
Comments: I do have some pics. i'm going through them , i'll scan the good ones and send them to this site. A1C Johnny H. Sellers

Saturday, December 03, 2005 10:41 AM
Name: Chris Tyler
Email: kimjet@bellsouth.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Hey there,nice to see there is a home page for guys that served at Phu kitty city.For some reason Phu Cat was more or less a non publicized base.Plus the fact that it was a closed base(no off on access by personnel)Here is a little known fact that someone out there may be able to expand on or add to,sometime in the fall or spring of 70/71 we put together one of the first M.O.A.B.(massive ordinance arial burst) bombs.This consisted of a large aluminum pallet on this we strapped a very large propane tank(10ft.x4ft.,1000 gal.?)also acetylene and oxygen tanks ,.I think at the time it was called a daisy cutter We were told at the time it was going to be used to create a landing zone,we thought that was pretty cool,it was assembled in the open storage area of the 12th. supply sqdn.!not real hip to make a real big freaking bomb when you have not a clue as to what you re doing!! still we thought it was way far out, big big bang. Anybody out there know if this thing worked?Please let me know,Ive wondered about it for 35 years. Thanks Chris Tyler Sgt. 12th supply.

Friday, December 02, 2005 4:16 PM
Name: Art Miller
Email: AMiller@bluespringsgov.com
From: Blue Springs, MO
How good do you think this site is?: One of the best!!
Comments: I was an E-4 Air Traffic Controller belonging to the 1881st Communications SQ from Sept. '66 to Aug '67. I have really enjoyed the pictures of the base as mine have been stored for many years. I especially remember the outdoor, cold water showers during monsoon season. I often crashed the CES showers as they had hot water! Great job putting the site together. Next time in Colorado I will visit the Canon City site.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:37 PM
Name: Johnnie R. Nicklson
Email: nick44mag52@msn.com
From: corbin, ky (orginally from doniphan , mo)
How good do you think this site is?: very good site however was unable to find any of the men I served with
Comments: I was a 46250 worked in weapons release 432mms udorn thailand aug 1973-aug 1974. if any one who reads this please write me at nick44mag52@msn.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:14 PM
Name: Joseph G Thompson, SMSgt, (ret)
Email: f1768182@sio.midco.net
From: Madison, South Dakota
How good do you think this site is?: Absolutely the best.
Comments: Many thanks, I have pictures of CRB in 65-66 but my grandchildren(ages 7 and 6) enjoy this site with me. They very much enjoy the audio. Was assigned to the 14th Aerial Port Squadron from Dec 65 to Dec 66 as an A2c and an A1c.

Monday, November 21, 2005 1:39 AM
Name: Cal Schuler
Email: acsunrize@cox.net
From: Tucson, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent!
Comments: I may try to email some photos of the Hospital etc. if you are interested

Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:34 AM
Name: DR. ROLLINS W. ATKINSON
Email: A64CHEVY@aol.com
From: PANAMA CITY FL
How good do you think this site is?: GREAT
Comments: WORKED AS JET ENGINE MECH IN THE 12 TH FMS ENGINE SHOP 65-66.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:27 PM
Name: Jimmie W. Whaley
Email: Jimmiesr@aol.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?: outstanding
Comments: 1968 -1969 cam ranh bay 1970- 1971 phu-cat - cam ranh bay
Thanks for this site ,enjoed my tours of duty at the nam.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:26 PM
Name: Greg Myers
Email: GM1748@aol.com
From: Indiana
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: How come you don't have anything on the 412 MMS?(Muntions Maint.) I think if you'll check Johnson was there in 67 or 68 I was there with his Son-in-Law Patrick at the time.

Friday, October 28, 2005 5:46 PM
Name: LTC Roman Kolody, CAP
Email: ROMANKOLODYFL@aol.com
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I was a CAP (Civil Air Patrol) Cadet in Chicago in the late 50's. My best friend was Dennis Pazdan. I just came in touch with one of Denny's sisters Laurie Pazdan last week. I have many fond memories of CAP with Dennis as a CAP Cadet and we were friends socially also. I have waited 38 years to finally find out about his unit in Nam. Can anybody give me the tail number/s of the F4's he flew. The last time I saw Dennis alive is when he visited me in Chicago after graduating from the USAF Academy. I would appreciate any info on his A/C as this would mean a lot to me. After viewing this site, I realize he was among the best pilots in the USAF. I met and have spoken to BG Steve Ritchie at the Ft. Lauderdale Air Show over the past 5 or 6 years and he knew Dennis well at the Academy. We all came from CAP backgrounds. Keep up the great work, you were the best.

LTC Roman Kolody, CAP Florida Wing CAP Search and Rescue Pilot

Monday, October 10, 2005 11:18 AM
Name: Martin "TAGS" Agueera
Email: AgueraMartin@aol.com
From: Munich
How good do you think this site is?: This site rocks!
Comments: I would be happy to hear from any F-4 aircrews who flew with the 50th Tac Ftr Wg at Hahn Air Base ( in the 81st TFS, 496th TFS, 10th TFS or 313th TFS) and those who transferred the 81st TFS to Zweibrucken AB and later to Spangdahlem AB. Would be great to hear from you!!

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:20 PM
Name: Carl Binford
Email: DRDAWG75@aol.com
From: Carrollton, TX
How good do you think this site is?: good
Comments: 12 th fms 68-69 fuel systems specialist F4C.

Monday, September 12, 2005 7:07 PM
Name: Reynard J Thomas SSgt 1970 Ret Smsgt- 1990 (Rennie)
Email: arjayt@comcast.net
From: Yuba City, CA
How good do you think this site is?: It's fantic, Wish I'd found it sooner
Comments: With 389th 1970-1971 Would to hear from anyone that knows me.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:55 AM
Name: Charlie Millsap
Email: millsapdoug@hotmail.com
From: Temple TX
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Spent two TDY's to the 6994th Security Squadron at PhuCat in late 70 and early 71. Interesting place!!! Within two hours of arriving for my first TDY we got an nice afternoon rocket attack. Also remember sappers coming through the fence and attacking our operations area. Enjoyed the shots of the EC-47's. Check out our EC-47 website at www.ec47.com

Friday, August 26, 2005 12:45 PM
Name: Thomas H. Mullins
Email: th.mully@netzero.com
From: Littleton, CO
How good do you think this site is?: Very nice
Comments: Hello all. My father, Maj. Norman (MOON) Mullins, F4 pilot was with the 557th TFW from '68 to '69 (fairly sure of that time). A couple years ago I began looking through the photos and recall seeing one with my dad, Ron Doughty and William Smith. I later learned that Smith was downed shortly after that photo was taken and that Doughty had flown back seat with dad back to the Philippines after their tour. I can no longer find that photo on the website. It's quite a trip to see all these photos on this website that have the same look, feel and composition of all the photos I would look at as a kid from my dad's collection. It's really too bad that dad didn't make it down here for the reunion - any plans for another? Sorry for any inaccuracies, and if anyone has a photo with Moon in it, I would appreciate a copy sent. Thanks, Tom Mullins.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:09 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
From: Cordova/Hartselle, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments:I AM NEW; ARE THERE ANY MORE REUNIONS SCHEDULED? ALSO, I MISSPOKE ON MY EARLIER POST ABOUT F111'S REPLACING US. THIS WAS ACTUALLY DURING TDY IN TAKLI WHERE WE WERE REPLACED BY A F111 SQUADRON.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 9:33 PM
Name: Dennis Tidwell
Email: bamadnt@bellsouth.net
From: Cordova/Hartselle, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: It took a long time to find a site like this
Comments: I read a post by Al Cummings and recognized a lot of names:Lyle Morgan, Doug Menzes, Robert Perry (I bunked with this crazy nut),Don (Cheese) Marchese; some other names that it brought to mind: Reynolds (Ren) Collins (another nut), Gerald Boehm, Leo (Goldie)Goldrick, Steven (Hoss) Cartwright, and Terry Todd and Donald Green (two cool NCO's). I was in the 112 AMS from Feb to Nov 71 when they moved us out for the F111's. They were grounded by the time I got to US soil. I know that I left out a lot of people, I have letters that I sent home that I will sort through for more info. We were a bunch of young airman and Terry managed the NCO club. He would slip us in the back door and we would drink until we had to leave to make the midnight shift. I also remember a cool black guy; I think his name was Gray. Send me some emails if you read this--bamadnt@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 4:51 PM
Name: Gary Lester, Sgt.
Email: GLester@kernelectric.com
From: Bakersfield, Calif.
How good do you think this site is?: I enjoyed it
Comments: Served with the 819th RH @ Phu Cat 68-69

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:45 AM
Name: Oliver Gerbitz
Email: BUDD20@msn.com
From: Sterling, CO
How good do you think this site is?: Very good
Comments: When I get back from Afghanistan I will visit this site in person!

Wednesday, August 05, 2005 9:47 PM
Name: Tsgt Jimmie L. Gray USAF ret.
Email: Jgmarysville@aol.com
From: Marysville, Ca. 95901
How good do you think this site is?: Great!
Comments: Served with the 389 TFS from Feb 70 to Feb 71 with some of finest guys in the world.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:47 PM
Name: Col. George A. Devorshak,USAF(Ret)
Email: georged2@verizon.net
From: Virginia
How good do you think this site is?: Needs to be refreshed
Comments: To be sure the record is unambiguous regarding the 12th TFW Memorial, I believe a summary of its genesis is in order.

Five ex-12TFW members formed the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing History Project (12TFWHP) as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of establishing a memorial to all 12th TFW members who lost their life while in the service of the unit. That's why and how the 12 TFW Memorial exists. This web site carried the 12TFWHP name at the time and was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to construct the Memorial.

After the Memorial project was completed, the 12TFWHP was dissolved as a corporation. Sometime afterward, this web site's name and orientation changed to embrace the 12th TFW Association. With this change, a visitor to the web site might be led to believe that the 12th TFW Association was responsible for the Memorial. They weren't. In fact, the 12th TFW Association did not contribute any effort or funds to the Memorial project.

Although this web site lists the contributors that made the Memorial possible, I think it has lost sight of the fact that the 12th TFW Memorial was a result of the efforts of Ron Doughty, Gene Rust, Bobby Sutton, Tom Pirtle, and George Devorshak (all officers of the 12TFWHP).

Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:09 PM
Name: Rob Klarman
Email: THUDPHAN@aol.com
From: Ohio
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments:

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:30 AM
Name: Tony Gallo, Capt (USAF, Ret)
Email: gran_gallo@hotmail.com
From: Reston, VA but orginally from South Philadelphia
How good do you think this site is?: I think it is great idea.
Comments: I arrived at CRB in November 1967 (an E-3 one striper Airman in winter blues, no less). I came directly from Communications Operators tech school at Sheppard with a whole 5 months in the USAF and as probably the lowest ranking in the 1881st Communications Sq. After a couple nights in what was left of tent city, I moved into the two story digs under the Army Hawk Site. (At least we had porcelain toilets!) By the time I left in November 1968, our squadron had built probably the best hooch bar in SEA, complete with plexiglass windows and air conditioning. I'd like to hear from the guys who used to make the from CRB to the orphanage in Thanh Binh about 30 clicks up Hwy 1. I remember a few names-forgive spelling-- Lt. Tim Kalua, AIC Al Krause (also from S. Philly), Capt. (Father) D. Chessman, W/O Tony Pascarella (from Dongh Ba Tinh) and other long-lost friends Brad Reid and Cal Gearon. I am particularly interested in hearing from the guys who helped at the orphanage, especially their recollections of what happened on 1/31/68 . I found CRB and the area around Nha Trang beautiful and exotic-but it was a long year. I have some photos, all fading-but the negatives look like they are in good shape. If I can find time and digitize, I will try to add to the site's album.

Monday, June 13, 2005 4:02 PM
Name: Terry Miller
Email: trmcha@comcast.net
From: Chattanooga TN
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I can't believe after all these years I am looking at this web site! I was at Cam Rahn Bay beginning May 28th 1969.Terry

Friday, June 03, 2005 10:45 PM
Name: George T. Stanley
Email: SergeantSunshine@aol.com
From: Memphis, Tennessee
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: At Camn Rahn Bay March 1966-February-1967. I will follow up and join the group. I am now 80% USAF disabled, 100% VA, learned problems began while in-country was due to a/O.

I would really like to hear from anyone that was with me. Lot's of stories, memories and sadness. I believe none of will ever be the same and we are looking at 40 years ago. I do believe we went over as boy's came home as men. Our childhood and youth stolen, resulted in divorce's, sickness and I suppose some did well. I sure hope so. I wish all of you the best and thank you for serving with me.

George Stanley
Sgt., E-4
Medical retirement 1967
*Not advised of A/O exposure until 1999

Monday, May 30, 2005 10:00 PM
Name: Joe Cupurdija
Email: Zivili@aol.com
From: Lake Ridge, Virginia
How good do you think this site is?: Super
Comments: I arrived at Phu Cat in Jun 69 when it was the 37th. I was originally brought in as the Commander of the Trans Sq, but was later replaced by a Lt Col James K. Lowman. He was later replaced by another Lt Col. I finished my tour there in Jun 70 as the Vehicle Maintenance Officer. I retired from the Air Force in 1991 as a Lt Col. We had some great times at Phu Cat with the Methodist Chaplain, who's Jeep we christened the God Squad. Don't recall the Chaplain's name, but we and as many as could fit in a Jeep went down to the South China Sea beach and enjoyed the beautiful water. According to the Chaplain, the beach belonged to a leper colony. Sure wish I could find that Chaplain.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 7:59 PM
Name: Ira Hinkle
Email: hinkle@rushmore.com
From: Rapid City, SD
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Brings back thoughts of those days, when comrades meant a lot. Don't findmuch that in cilivian life.

Friday, May 20, 2005 7:13 PM
Name: James Steffes
Email: jsteffes8@mchsi.com
From: Sun City, CA
How good do you think this site is?: very good
Comments: I am writing a book about the sinking of a U.S. Navy Swift Boat off the DMZ on June 16th, 1968. The pilots blamed for the incident were from the 366TFW out of Danang, RVN. I was aboard PCF-12 searching for survivors of PCF-19 in the early hours of June 15/16th. We came under attack by aircraft that hovered and fired machine guns as well as unguided rockets. PCF-19 was sunk by two such rockets. I read somewhere that the F-4D Phantom II Jets carried no such machine guns having removed them in 1962 and not remounted until 1970 or so. Can you tell me the history of the machine guns or cannon on the F-4D?? Also the article I read described the poor failure rate of the AIM-4 and AIM-7 Sparrow Missile during 1968. These same pilots were blamed for the hits on USS Boston and HMAS Hobart on June 17th. I am not headhunting for pilots here, the purpose of my book is to disprove the "official findings" of friendly fire by showing that the F-4D with Sparrow missiles could not have hit and sank the PCF-19 or attacked us with machine gunfire. There were numerous sightings of NVA Helicopters over the DMZ during this time and it was all washed away in political coverup. Please help me with this, the information that I read was in a book by the former Commanding General of the Air Force in Vietnam during 1967 to 1968. Thanks so much, Please respond to my e-mail, pcf12crew@yahoo.com Jim Steffes, ENC, USN Retired Sun City, CA

Sunday, May 08, 2005 1:17 PM
Name: Thomas F. Huber
Email: TFHUBER@aol.com
From: El Reno, Okla
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Served in the 12th Security Police, Cam Rahn Bay from April, 66 - 67. Am looking for some one who may have a slight recollection of sniper fire in early am hours the middle part of 1966, and also when the ROK's fired on us mistakingly in 1967 from there camp into the Sea where several Security Police were firing weapons. Trying to put together a information packet and looking for varifying statements. Just a short note will due. Also if you have any names and adresses from this era would help. This site is great.

Friday, May 06, 2005 11:20 PM
Name: Michael Forzano
Email: vbcs@verizon.net
From: Virginia
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: With 12th F4 Avionics Instrument Shop Nov 68 to Nov 69

Sunday, May 01, 2005 8:29 PM
Name: Doug Taylor
Email: douglt@brmemc.net
From: Hayesville, North Carolina
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: We ran across your site while searching for Vietnam info for my 14 year old daughters class project. Will revisit when I have more time as it's very interesting. Thanks Doug T.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:35 PM
Name: RAYMOND A PUCKETT,CMSGT USAF RET
Email: apuck22@earthlink.net
From: LAS VEGAS,NV
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: 22 ZIRCON CIR,LAS VEGAS,NV,89106, PH 7020474-0428;THIS WILL BE A GOOD SITE IF IT HELPS PEOPLE LOCATE A LOST FRIEND;I WAS SUPT. BASE FOOD SV ,CAMRON AFB VIETNAM,DEC 1971,FEB 1972 ;THANKS,RAY

Friday, April 08, 2005 2:19 PM
Name: John P Slusser, SMSgt, USAF Ret (WCS)
Email: jpslusser@earthlink.net
From: Tucson, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I came to Cam Ranh in Jan 66 with the 391st TFS out of the 366th TFW, Hollowman and held the high rank of A1C. We were to RON and on to Phan Rang, but remained forever! In August 66 most of our group transferred to the 12th (A&E in my case) and spent the rest of the tour there slaving over those greasy F4s on the WCS flightline. I searched the guest book for anyone that I remember, but sadly, there was nobody I knew. I went on to George, Bentwaters, Lakenheath, Luke, Kunsan and finally Myrtle Beach where I retired in 80. Check me out at: www.eiis.net/wd7f

Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:53 PM
Name: Chu65Nang67
Email: Chu65Nang67@aol.com
From: Calif
How good do you think this site is?: Fantastic Site.
Comments: Served with 3rd Amtracs, 1st MarDiv, 1965-67, WESPAC/Viet Nam. Still amazed with the close air support we received in Nam from those Skyhawks, Phantoms and Crusaders. I still say the Phantom should be a memorial.

As a Nam Vet, I am also sharing my URL with Veterans, Families and Friends. The Vietnam Era (Music): http://chu65nang67.com/nam/vietnam.html

Monday, March 14, 2005 1:24 PM
Name: Henry U. Stewart CMS Retired
Email: henrynev@juno.com
From: Panama City
How good do you think this site is?: I just got started on the computer, Its great
Comments: 12 TFW 1967 USAF Hospital would love to hear from anyone from that year.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:31 PM
Name: Bill Mac Allister
Email: bmacallister@co.guadalupe.tx.us
From: San Antonio Tx.
How good do you think this site is?: Great site, remembered some faces
Comments: I worked in the 558th Operations Office for a Tsgt Branich...I was E3/E4 at the time

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 8:35 PM
Name: William (Bill) R. Stevens MSgt / Ret
Email: biandee@cox.net
From: Phoenix , Az.
How good do you think this site is?: Terrrriffffic !!!
Comments: I was stationed at CRB Feb 68 to Nov 68, worked in the 12th FMS Aero Repair Hangars. We repaired all the battle damage, replaced many, many main landing gears, after one sheared off on take off rotation. Went to the beach on every day off, nice place. Have lots of slides I need to have made into photos. My e mail is : biandee@cox.net, would like to hear from any of the men that were there during this time. Have a tremendous respect for the F4, what a machine, it took a lickin and kept on tickin !! A sal;ute to all who served, I am proud to have been your comrade.

Sunday, March 06, 2005 9:50 PM
Name: James E "Jim" Bradley, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Email: jamesb@kansas.net
From: Westmoreland, Kansas
Comments: I have a question for whomever: Is this the same 12th TFW that was at Kadena? Likely not. I was attached to the 12th TFW or TFS when I was TDY to Kwang-Ju AB, ROK in August 1968 when enroute to Tahkli. This was in the aftermath of the USS Pueblo fiasco. Jim

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 5:11 PM
Name: John E. Page, SMSgt (Ret.)
Email: jepage@charter.net
How good do you think this site is?: The site is easy to use and has some great information located there.
Comments: I'm doing a follow up on the death of Karl Gantz in March of 1971. I had received an email from a relative of his, Lindsay Warren, but her email address in no longer in use. Does anyone know how to contact her? Would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers that day. I was a weapons load crew chief working the noon to midnight shift. Karl worked the opposite shift. There was an accident with a 20mm gun pod on an F-4 and Karl was killed. John Page jepage@charter.net

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3:59 PM
Name: John V Shoemaker
Email: jshoemaker@cinci.rr.com
From: Wilmington, Ohio 45177
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good!
Comments: Brings back a lot of good times in my life!

Monday, February 14, 2005 7:37 PM
Name: Art Richards retired SMsgt
Email: Arnet59@aol.com
From: Gulfport, Mississippi
How good do you think this site is?: Super!!!
Comments: Retired USAF 1978; Stationed at CRB jul 66/67. Resided (ha!!) in tent 2C1 right by the shower , orderly room and across the street from the NCO club. Man, what a time!!!! I was the Branch chief of the com,nav and INS, instrument shop and oh yes, the A/P shop. We were all in the same shop which leaked rain all of the time. I remember refusing to walk on the damned tar road they finally put in before I left--always stuck to your shoes. Had a nice bunch I worked with there and lived with too. John Hockenberry , the twins, (Stritmaters??), Bill ewing, Jack Legleau, Bill Williams INS and the orderly room guy who gave all of us the crabs from a Na tran tdy. Ah yes the days of the trays to eat with. Just loved those ROK marines coming in bloody to get their field radios fixed. Can't remember the first NCOIC of the C7A caribou, but he and i were the first to notice the Army forgot to put a lot of the electronic gear back in those Aircraft. Lots of missing parts. Turned out the Navy was the Depot on board ship and just dropped the equipment over the side if difficult to repair. Under the poncho in the rain at the movie, everything floating in the tent when the drains backed up amd the constant building of sand bags. Any one out there who remembers me?? It has been a long time. Drop a line on the email. ART PS I do have some pictures of our gang in the tent and some pictures of the base and tent areas.

Monday, February 14, 2005 3:10 PM
Name: 2nd LT Telmo Galindez
Email: telmo.galindez@mountainhome.af.mil
From: Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID (391st FS)
How good do you think this site is?: great
Comments:I am currently working on the heritage hallway for my squadron. I understand that the 391st was attached to the 12th TFW during the Vietnam conflict. I am having trouble finding good pictures to put up on the wall for the Vietnam era. The picture of Cam Ranh Bay and various photos of the F-4s would be great for my project. However, the Vietnam poster board is 5ft by 4 ft which means I would have to enlarge the photos. Unfortunately, the photos are too small for me to blow up without losing a lot of picture quality. If there is anyway to get better quality photos from this site, I would appreciate it if someone would email me at telmo.galindez@mountainhome.af.mil or called at 719-930-1066. Thank you for your time and consideration.

2LT Galindez

391st Bold Tigers

Friday, February 11, 2005 1:33 PM
Name: Richard Scalzo
Email: rscalzo40@comcast.net
From: Epping, NH
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Cousin "Vinnie" stationed at the base 69/70 with the 37th. SPS. Found this page by accident but I'm glad I did.

Friday, February 11, 2005 5:44 AM
Name: bruce tibbs
Email: btibbs07@charter.net
From: charlevoix michigan
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments:very proud of all the men and women who served in veitnam i had several cousins who served in south east aisa in three branches of service including general jack klimp usmc; i am enjoying this site and will come back to it on a later date.

Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:18 AM
Name: Danny E. Webb
Email: tricord1@juno.com
From: Smyrna, Ga.
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent!
Comments:Stationed Phu Cat approx. 3 weeks then sent to Phan Rang for rest of tour.When I arrived there was at least ten guys who attended tech school with me At Lowry AFB.I was a 64550 Invt. Mgt. Spec. Iarrived 10-12-70. Would love to hear from some of you guys. BHL Danny E. Webb

Tuesday, February 08, 2005 2:09 PM
Name: Ray Belsito
Email: Raymond.Belsito@state.ma.us
From: Worcester, Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments:Served at Cam Ranh July 69 to June 70... 12th TFW then 483rd was medivaced out...is there a James R. Christiansen out there who was my hootchmate?

Saturday, February 05, 2005 8:05 PM
Name: Col. Tim Grieco  USNDFSCOM 25TH CASD
Email: tgrieco@optonline.net
From: Torrington, Ct.
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent site
Comments: Had the pleasure of serving there after being flown down from DaNang. Served as Ssgt. 480th TFS weapons load crew Chief. First impression? Grass lawn greeting us at the HQ.! Nice welcome from everyone before we got down to business and once again the "GUNFIGHTERS" kicked ass! Thank you all for the support. Met Corky Bower from back home as well . He flew in Spooky dropping Havoic on Charlie so we could do our thing. Welcome home guys.

Saturday, February 05, 2005 3:43 PM
Name: Cesare Bruno
Email: cc734332@netzero.net
Comments: The photos of Phu Cat AB RVN bring back memories. Thanks. CMSgt. Cesare Bruno USAF Ret, 12TH TFW and 36 TEWS, Phu Cat AB RVN Aircrew Life Support 1970-1971

Sunday, January 30, 2005 2:50 PM
Name: Ernie Strawn
Email: ErnieStrawn@aol.com
From: Mountain Home, Idaho
How good do you think this site is?: After perusing the site for the last day and a half I found it excellent, with a wealth of information about the history of the 12th TFW, especially CRB.
Comments: I was made aware of this site by Sonny Billingsley yesterday the 29th of Jan. As some of you are probably aware of we lost track of him and his family several years ago. Somehow in our travels their address was lost, losing all contact them. Leave it to Sonny and friends to persevere and locate us. Received a very welcomed letter from them yesterday with their phone number. Made the call and they sounded great. A very exciting time. I was born and raised in a small farming town eight miles from Joliet IL. Joined the AF Dec 1956, basic at Lackland, aircraft school at Amarillo. From there to Nellis 1957-1959 transit alert, then a tour at Ramstien and Bitburg 1959-1962 working on the F100s & F105s. There I met my future wife Hilde. Left German and was assigned to Norton from 1962-1965 worked and flew on the T33 & T39s. Sent for Hilde and was married in 1962 while at Norton. Left Norton Dec. 1965 on Lime Light 128 heading to what I thought would be Vietnam, ended up at Clark for 90 days instead. After 90 days we were loaded on a C130 on the way to CRB. Because of the over manning at that time, I left CRB in October and was assigned to George. Met many great people while at CRB but have to admit I was more than happy departing CRB. The most memorable time at CRB was the 10000 hour beach party, Even though I mistook one of the king of the hill games as fun play and attempted to dislodge the man at the top who proceded to punch me around the head and body. Ended up at the bottom of the hill a little bloody and bruised. The guy just didn't know how to have fun. A few more beers cured the aches. Left George in 1970 for an advisory assignment to the Iranian AF on the F4. After over four years in Iran I was reassigned to Andrews working the T39s in phase inspection docks. After three there we retired in 1977. Hired on with Northrop in 1978 and spent two years in Saudia training the Arabs on the F5. In 1989 I joined General Electric as a F110 engine tech rep. Was assigned to Spangdalem Germany, Bahrain during the Gulf War, Egypt, Corpus Christie TX, Illinois ANG, and finally here to Mountain Home on the B1 engine. When the bombers left here to bomb Afghanistan and slated to relocate on their return, I thought it was time to hang it up and retire. Hope this wasn't too long winded. Hello to all.

Friday, January 28, 2005 8:37 AM
Name: Donald Cicconi
Email: donald.cicconi@disa.mil
From: Monessen, PA
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: Would like to make contact with anyone who served with me in the 12th Civil Engineer Sq, Cam Ranh Bay, 12 Dec 66 to 12 Dec 67; J.J Johnson, Romeo, Tom Warwick, to name a few.

Thursday, January 20, 2005 3:25 AM
Name: Talea
Email: talea_r@sbcglobal.net
From: Kansas
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I am trying to locate service men who serverd with my Uncle Ramon Aguinaga at Cam Rahn Bay in 1969 or possibly when he was in the Korean War. I am working on a family history project and any stories, information and photos would be a wonderful help.

Thank you for your service & sacrifice!
Talea

Friday, January 14, 2005 1:35 PM
Name: Richard L. Hill SMSgt USAF (Ret.)
Email: rhill@phillipsautomotive.com
From: Virginia Beach, Va.
How good do you think this site is?: Great, Very nice site.
Comments: I was only told of the site yesterday by a friend who also served with the 12th in Vietnam.

I was with the 12th Security Police Sq. from March 1967 to April 1968 and went TDY to Bien Hoa for the Tet offensive of 68. I have many fond memories of the rugged living conditions, the hooch's with tent tops and sand bag sides, the open air urinals, C rations and the morning ritual of the burning of the latrine drums.

Those were the days, thanks for the memories.

My best to all,

Rickie

rickiehill@hotmail.com

Friday, January 14, 2005 1:10 PM
Name: Greg Lavine
Email: glavine@oel.state.nj.us
From: New Jersey
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: Crew chief, 558TFS 10/68-10/69 CRB. I check in from time to time. Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 3:12 AM
Name: Howard W. Dix, SMSgt (ret)
Email: hdix@satx.rr.com
From: San Antonio, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good.
Comments: I would like to locate the men I served with at Cam Rahn Bay between 8/64 and 7/65.

Monday, January 10, 2005 9:13 AM
Name: Wayne Nicol
Email: wnicol@allconet.org
How good do you think this site is?: SHE
Comments: I worked in squadron operations with the 389th from April, 70 April 71. Sure would like to know the whereabouts of folks like Lt. Yuss, Lt Solli, Capt. Cornelius, Capt Parlatore, Col. Rodee. TSgt Richards in Life Support, and many more. Great bunch of guys, great pilots, played hard, worked hard. SSgt Ralph Feese?

Sunday, January 09, 2005 10:34 PM
Name: Jim Morgan
Email: jimmiemorgan@comcast.net
From: Atlantic City, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I was Com/Plotter for Security Police 3/69 to 3/70. Where is everyone,Foxworth,Cunningham,Keck,Lyon,Peterson,Ivory,Randall,SSgt Rodrigues

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 11:07 AM
Name: Don O'NEIL
Email: Oneil655park@wmconnect.com
From: Manchester,Pa
How good do you think this site is?: nice
Comments: Crewchief 389th,70-71,nights

Monday, January 03, 2005 11:24 AM
Name: Delbert G. (Del) Johnson
Email: a1388@usmo.com
From: St Clair, MO 636-629-0681
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding!!!!!
Comments: My association with the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing began on when I arrived at MacDill from Myrtle Beach AFB on 19 June 1962. It ended on 1 April 1965 upon my discharge from the USAF. I was a member of the12th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, and assigned as crew chief on an 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-84F. Our primary mission was flying ground support missions for the Army, and of course our alert commitment during the Cuban missile crisis. The time spent with the F-84F's also gave us the opportunity to work out the "growing pains" of activating the12th in preparation for receiving the F-4C Phantom II. In late 1963 I completed the F-4C crew chief maintenance training course at MacDill. When the 555th (Triple Nickel) Tactical Fighter Squadron was activated in January 1964, I was assigned as crew chief on F-4C 63-7475. This was the 75th F-4C produced by it's manufacturer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St Louis, MO. I stayed with the 555th and F-4C 63-7475 through the first PACAF support deployment to Naha Okinawa and until my discharge on 1 April 1965. I will always have fond memories of my tour with the 555th Triple Nickel squadron and the great folks that I served with.

Saturday, January 01, 2005 10:22 PM
Name: Bob MacAvoy
Email: macavoy@ix.netcom.com
From: Clark, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I wasn't stationed at CRB (I was at Phan Rang 8/67-8/68), but spent 3-4 days there with the Aircraft Fuel Systems mechanics in early '68. I managed to finagle a tdy from my shop chief at Phan Rang so I could visit a good friend, SSGT Black who was in the 12th's Fuel Systems shop. He and I were stationed at McGuire AFB in NJ before we went over at different times in '67. The 12th FMS guys treated me like a long lost buddy and I had a ball all the time I was there. I never ate better tasting steaks and I never asked Blackie how he latched onto such prime beef. The guys took me out on the flightline every day and I managed to take some really great photos of the aircraft. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the guys and I'll be damned if I can remember any of their names except for Black, but I'd love to meet them all again someday. They were class acts! By the way, I'd be happy to e-mail any of the photos I took at CRB to anyone who wants to see them. Just drop me a line. I wish the 35th TFW had a website like this!!

Saturday, January 01, 2005 7:06 PM
Name: Nick Beyer
Email: Budlite815@aol.com
How good do you think this site is?: Good
Comments: Was part of the 485th GEEIA Sq. team We were TDY incountry for the whole year,out of Cam Ranh Bay throughout Viet Nam Our team installed all of the radio gear ground to air at Phu Cat at first was the wooden control tower, but it swayed too much during windy conditions....and then to a newer metal tower. much better, this was during my tour Sept 67-68 NEVER FORGET!

Saturday, January 01, 2005 2:11 AM
Name: Robert C. Cramer
Email: b-cramer@adelphia.net
From: Anaheim Ca.
How good do you think this site is?: Great!! extremely large and comprehensive
Comments: I guess I'm one of you guys. I was surfing for pictures of F4's and found your site. I was stationed in Cam Ranh from March of 1967 to March of 1968. I believe that I was in the 12th FMS (it was a long time ago). My job was Aircraft Electrical Repairman AFSC J42350. I enjoyed looking at the photos and my memory was jogged by many of them.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 1:04 PM
Name: WALTER D HOUSE
Email: whouse2@cox.net
From: WICHITA, KS
How good do you think this site is?: AWSOME, ONE OF THE BEST I'VE SEEN.
Comments: I WAS A MSGT ASSIGNED TO THE 12TH MAINTENANCE CONTROL/PLANS &SCHEDULING JAN 68-69. I WORKED FOR CMS MORRIS HIGHTOWER. I'LL SEND IN MY MEMBERSHIP AND TRY TO ATTEND FUTURE REUNIONS. I HAVE A LOT OF PHOTOS AND WILL SEND SOME.

Sunday, December 19, 2004 7:09 AM
Name: Don Rae
Email: lightyear@warpmail.net
From: U.K. (Scotland)
How good do you think this site is?: As always, in a class of it's own. Superb.
Comments: Just dropped by your site again and note it is still leading the field .Well Done! Hope you all have a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year especially our young servicemen and women who are still at the sharp end in many peacekeeping conflicts right now.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:48 AM
Name: Richard (Andy) Anderson
Email: bbboy42@hotmail.com
From: Riverside, CA
How good do you think this site is?: AWESOME SITE
Comments: I Was in the 557th from Jan 67 to Jan 68, I was a crew chief, but I had been enjured prior to be assigned to Viet Nam, so I could not work on the flight line very much, so I was made Sqdn Trng NCO. I used to train the new 431x1Cs in the barracks area. I stayed in the first hutch next to the orderly room Hun around with chief clerk Tony Arenus and 1st sgt Rex shjort.

Thursday, November 25, 2004 8:03 PM
Name: Michael T. Lewis
Email: mmtl@worldnet.att.net
From: Winston, Ga
Comments: I served with the 12th TFW from November 1963 thru November 1966. Was stationed in Nam from Nov. 1965 thru Nov. 1966. This is a great site that I accidently stumbled across. There are several guys I served with I would like to know how to get in touch with. Can u help? This is just great....thanks for all your hard work. I would like to be kept posted about any further sites or happenings. Please keep me posted. Mike Lewis 6880 Fletcher Drive Winston, Ga. 30187 ph/fax 678-715-8230 e-mail: mmtl@att.net

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:20 PM
Name: Miguel A. Donate (MIKE) MSGT USAF-RET
Email: donamore@centennialpr.net
From: PUERTO RICO
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent! Brought back memories!
Comments: I was stationed at Cam Rahn Bay in 1966-67. Assigned to the 12th Supply Squadron, Allowance Authorization Section. Anyone who was there at that time can contact me at donamore@centennialpr.net. I'll love to hear from you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 1:35 PM
Name: Thomas E. Cook
Email: thomascook1369@msn.com
From: Shawnee, Oklahoma
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good
Comments: I am looking for any accidents that happened at Cam Ranh Bay. Especially the accidental release of an ejection seat in a hanger where two AF personnel were killed. Also, trying to find reports on incoming fire from the Viet Cong and NVA at Cam Ranh Bay. I served three tours with first, the 173rd Airborne 1966-67, second & third with the 5th Special Forces CCS SOG 1969-71 Thanx for any help. thomas cook CCS RT Fork De Oppresso Liber PS: The 20th SOS USAF flew for us out of our camp at Ban Me Thout, RVN. and one of their LT's named Fleming received the MOH flying for one of our RT's

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 12:12 AM
Name: Phil Owen
Email: anchors@cognifast.com
From: Council,Va.24260
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: I was part of the 12th TFW. years 70-71. Came in country at Cam Ranh Bay, Went to Phan Rang was placed in the 821 CSPS. Went to Phu Cat then to Cam Ranh Bay until late June or early July 71. Would like to try and find some others who was there with me. Had a couple of nicknames, Big O amd Preacher.

Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:29 AM
Name: Gary Dell
Email: gdell1@comcast.net
From: Allen Park, Michigan
How good do you think this site is?: Well Done
Comments: I attended the 12 th TFW reuion in Omaha and it was nice to see and visit old friends. The next Reuion will be in 06 at Washington DC, Hope to see some new faces as well as everyone else. I was at CRB Jan 68-69 in the Fire Dept. Hope to here from some of the firemen. It was good to see and visit with fellow FF Jim Mindak.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:39 PM
Name: Marvin W. Reid, CMSgt (Ret)
Email: orchidels@satx.rr.com
From: Biloxi, MS
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Was doing a Google on a man in my outfit (12th CES) who died during my tour as First Sergeant (9/68 - 9/69) and hence accidentally found the site. I am so glad that that individual, Mike Moran, has been remembered here. It stays with you forever when you do a Summary CM on one of your men. Afterwards, I had to go view all the old guest book entries, where I found someone mentioning a mascot of one of the fighter units, a goat; one night, someone (unidentified but otherwise known) in my outfit stole that goat and left it in the commander's (Col Bill Lillie) jeep at a farewell party we were having. I understand Col Lillie ended up returning the goat, with apologies, and am thankful everybody took it jokingly. Now that I know about the site, will return later. I have a photo album done on the unit during that time, in case anybody is interested.

Monday, September 06, 2004 8:52 AM
Name: Ed Schwing, LtCol, USAF (Ret)
Email: orchidels@satx.rr.com
From: Universal City, TX (just outside Randolph AFB, current home of the 12th Flying Training Wing)
How good do you think this site is?: Wonderful
Comments: While "cruising" this morning, I came across the link to the 12th TFW homepage. I was the Chief, Consolidated Base Personnel Office (CBPO) from January 1968 until the end of January 1969. I arrived the evening that the TET offensive got underway, and it literally looked like the 4th of July. Our aircraft was diverted to CCK for the night, and we came in the next morning. I retired in 1972, at age 42, and started a second career with New York Life. While attending a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) convention in 1975, I ran into Colonel (Ret) Floyd "Buckshot" White, 12th TFW Commander during my tour at Cam Rahn Bay. "Buckshot" was also in the insurance business and a member of the MDRT. Our CBPO was selected as the PACAF Class I CBPO in 1968, and we were also selected as the USAF Class I CBPO that year. We had a GREAT group of men who served the 12th Wing, and all of the tenant units. I have several old photos that I will gather up and forward later on for posting on this website. GOD Bless Y'all!!

Saturday, September 04, 2004 10:21 AM
Name: Don McCarthy
Email: LMAC7041@aol.com
From: Waterford, Connecticut
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I'm presently working on a book project regarding air strikes into North Vietnam, against the major bridges, power plants, airfields, storage areas, army barracks, rail yards / rail stock, docks, POL sites, SAM & AAA sites. Looking to make contact with pilots that flew combat missions into North Vietnam, to be interviewed regarding such missions. Lastly, also looking for JCS strike/post strike photos.

Monday, August 30, 2004 12:08 AM
Name: Willie Rogers
Email: sregorw1538@sbcglobal.net
From: Naperville, IL
How good do you think this site is?: Site is the greatest
Comments: I have posted on the site before, about five years ago, had different e-mail address then. I was with the 412th MMS at Cam Rahn Bay from 11\67 to 11\68. I worked what we called the BEACH (Sandtrap) storing 750lbs and 500lbs bombs in the revetments there. Went TDY to Korea in Feb 68 when the North Koreans took the Pueblo. Boy was it cold. We flew from Vietnam to Okinawa to Kunsan, Korea, when the tail gate of the C141 was let down, it was snowing outside. Most of us still had our fatigue sleeves rolled. Remembered the 12 men tents on the golf course. Unloaded bomb from the Railhead, storing them into concrete building. Remember Kunsan City and the honey factory smell, looking at the Yellow Sea and thinking about how freezing it was there. That was a miserable time living in those tents. They finally built hootches with a wood floor, but still had no showers. Worked there with William Thomas (Indiana), Garrett Dean (Iowa), James Smith (Miss.), Bruce Wise, Dale Emery, Charles Spires, Luther Sweigert, Doug Rose, William Batman, Segal Owens Lawrence Ragan, TSgt Victor ! Chavez to name a few. I was glad to get back to Vietnam because it was so cold there. After I LEFT Cam Ranh bay. Went to Edwards AFB Calif. Crossed trained into Security Police. Took a six month TDY to Okinawa in old career field (MMS). Met a bunch of guys I was station with at Cam Rahn. My God it's been 38 years since I"ve seen most of these guys we were 19, 20, 21, years old, now most of us are close to 60. Welcome home everyone.

Sunday, August 29, 2004 7:46 PM
Name: Al Cummins
Email: Altonjesse@aol.com
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: Stationed Phu Cat AB, with the 12th Air Force, 12th Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Weapons Control Systems Mechanic, April 71 to November 71. Base closing down and most of us were sent to other bases. I was sent to Udorn, Thailand, and worked on the 555th F4 PHANTOM JET FIGHTERS. Sure did enjoy all my tour of SEA. I would do it all over again, in just a heart beat. Would like to hear from some of the men I served with, Lyle Morgan, Kansas, Bruce Blevins, James Sapp, Douglas Menzes, David? Marchese, Bob Perry, Gerald Larney, Fredrick Dare. keep up the good work, this is a great site. Lots of memories in those pictures of Phu Cat.

Saturday, August 28, 2004 11:20 PM
Name: Steve Asay, SMSgt USAFR Ret.
Email: STEVEASAY@msn.com
From: West Valley City, Ut
How good do you think this site is?: It is outstanding, very well done, informative
Comments: For the past few years I have often wondered what has happened to many of the friends and associates that I had while stationed at Phu Cat AB Jan 1970-Jan 1971. I was in the 12th Transportation Sqd. In vehicle Maintenance. Bruce Jeager contacted me and it was a pleasant surprise and a wonder reunion over the phone. Hopefully that through this project other contacts will be made.

Saturday, August 28, 2004 7:57 PM
Name: John Dwyer
Email: vze1mwdt@verizon.net
From: Herndon, VA
How good do you think this site is?: Great
Comments: Brings back many memories. I was Chief of Maintenance for the 1881st Comm Sq. at CRB from Nov 67 to Jun 69. Lived up on RMK Hill. One of the 557th pilots was a high school classmate of mine -Travis (Butch) Burney and we got together at CRB when we could. Thanks for the great site!

Saturday, August 21, 2004 5:17 PM
Name: Roger Lewis
Email: backroads_1@charter.net
From: Saginaw, Michigan
How good do you think this site is?: This site is just the best.
Comments: I keep enjoying this site whenever I visit. Keep up the great work. I was with the Navy harbor patrol cops at Cam Ranh Bay south beach during 68 & 69. I wanted to pass along that I just noticed a 60 minute film for sale on e-bay someone from the 12th might be interested in. It appears to be a biography of the Air Force at Cam Ranh during 66 thru 68. The film is named Scenes of Cam Ranh Bay. It is item # 2264506351. Cheap too.

Best regards,

Roger Lewis

IUWG-1 USN

Sunday, August 15, 2004 1:22 PM
Name: Glenda Fogleman
Email: grannyfogie@northstate.net
Comments: If there is anyone out there that served with Billy S. Curlee, I would appreciate an E-mail. He served in the 388th Tac Fighting Wing unit. He was a supervisor of the Bomb squad (I think). I'm looking for at least 2 guys that served with him and went on TDY with him to Vietnam. This is very important to me as I'm his widow and need 2 people to verify that he was in Vietnam to be able to get DIC benifits from the VA. I Need this very bad as I have Reumatoid Arthoritise and am not able to work. PLEASE help me if you can. He passed away 2 years ago. Thanks to all of you who served!!!

Friday, August 13, 2004 12:39 AM
Name: Donald J. Johnson
Email: Donaldjdo@aol.com
From: Muncie, Indiana
How good do you think this site is?: Outstandingly Great!!!!!!
Comments: This is one of the finest sites I've found. I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay from May 69 to May 70. I was in the Security Police Squadron. Left there an E-3 but a lot different individual than when I arrived in country. I worked the mid-night shift and was base security. For the first six months I worked an entry control point to the flight line. It was located right by the MMS building and wasn't very far from the flags. The last six months I spent as an observation post sentry. There was a hill range between the main base and the Tri-Service Area. And it overlooked the POL tanks. The post # was Oscar 13. Thanks to all of you who supplied pictures that allows all of us to bring back some memories. I am looking for several buddies: AJ Davis - from Oklahoma and Larry D. Tenpenney - from Tennessee, both fellow SPs, and Robert Graham - worked in MMS - from Mass. I believe.Would appreciate hearing from any of you who were there when I was. E-mail at: donaldjdo@aol.com. Prayers to all of you - take care.

Sunday, August 01, 2004 2:52 PM
Name: Richard "Dick" Fairlamb
Email: 103033.2670@compuserve.com
Comments: Good Day,

Signing in as requested.

Best regards, Richard "Dick" Fairlamb
557th TFS, Jul 1967-Jun 1968
817.488.5049 Office
817.488.8849 FAX
817.946.5545 CellFON

Thursday, July 29, 2004 6:41 AM
Name: Michael J. Dunn
Email: MJDBKPA13@aol.com
From: Downingtown, Pa
Comments: Stationed MacDill 67/68 Crewed F4-D& E's

Tuesday, July 20, 2004 8:16 AM
Name: Richard (Dick) Dowler
Email: redowler@msn.com
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
How good do you think this site is?: Outstanding
Comments: I was assigned to the 12th in 62, after basic and tech school, as an A3C. I worked on the F84's thru the Cuban thing and went TDY all over the country. Then trained on the F4B's till we got our F4C's. Was in the 557th on the F4C's until I went to Naha to replace the 102's. After the rotation back to Macdill for a while I went back to Naha with the 555 (Triple Nickel ). We were sent to Udorn, Thailand from Naha where we were divorced from the 12th TFW. After the 555th shot down a bunch of Mig's and became an ACE squadron we were adopted by the 8th wing and sent to Ubon, Thailand. The Triple Nickel people have gotten together and are having a reunion every year. ( #4 will be next Apr.) We are looking for more Nickelers. If you are one or if you know one, contact me at redowler@msn.com. I spent 20 in the AF and retired as SMSGT (E-8).

Sunday, July 18, 2004 8:35 PM
Name: Sharon (Leverson) Gima
Email: gimashar@mvdsl.com
From: Overton, Nevada
How good do you think this site is?: Fantastic!
Comments: Worked at the 12th USAF Hospital at Cam Ranh, with the American Red Cross, from Feb 1968 to August 1969. Spent a lot of time with the Hammers (558th) and have wonderful memories of those great guys-all of them. Remember especially Jim Trammel, Harley Hughes, Neil Jacobson, and "Buck" Buchanon along with Col. Melton. He allowed my dog Figment to be the the official mascot of the Hammers. Fig loved the Hammer party hooch with his favorite- rum and coke in a bowl-with lots of ice. Would love to hear from anyone of that era. Also have lots of slides from my 18 months there. gimashar@yahoo.com

Friday, July 09, 2004 1:05 PM
Name: John A. Balana
Email: BalanaJ@aol.com
From: Omaha, NE
How good do you think this site is?: This is the best site I have seen in memory of our Comrades in arms.
Comments: Was assigned to the 389 TFS, 1970, Assistance Crew Chief on Aircraft: F4C 559.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:49 AM
Name: Larry L. Gamel
Email: Larr56@cs.com
From: Springfiield, MO
How good do you think this site is?: Very good
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat in 1968-69 in the F-100 just before the F-4's arrived in July 1969

Sunday, July 04, 2004 9:26 PM
Name: Gerard Mongelli
Email: jmongelli@woh.rr.com
From: Dayton Ohio
Comments: Thanks your site brought home some long ago memories. I was one of many very young aircraft sheet metal technicians assigned to 12 FMS 8 Jan 71 to 1 Nov 71, I went to Clark AB PI in support of our aircraft returning home. I retired from the Air Force in 96 at the rank of SMSgt.

Saturday, June 19, 2004 5:45 AM
Name: Jim Robertson
Email: stormierobertson@comcast.net
From: Windsor, Colorado
How good do you think this site is?: Absolutely Wonderful!
Comments: While researching Capt Charles Milton Walling, 557TFS 12 TFW who was KIA August 8, 1966 I found this site. I hope to attend the Memorial in September in Canon City, Colorado. While in the Air Force 1984-1989 I got to ride in the back seat of an F-4D, tail number 663, of the 308th TFS, Homestead AFB, FL. Since having Capt. Walling's name on a POW/MIA bracelet as a young boy, it certainly was a wonderful experience to ride in an F-4---Return With Honor. You are not forgotten!

Friday, June 18, 2004 10:30 AM
Name: Bruce Brown
Email: Bruce.Brown@ci.austin.tx.us
From: Austin, TX
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: My name is Bruce Brown and I was assigned to the Munitions Maintenance Sq in Phu Cat RVN from July 1967 through July 1968. I worked in the Weapons Release shop 1/2 block from the flightline. I was injured inspecting damage from an attack during Tet of 1968 and did not accept the Purple Heart because I felt others deserved it more than I, although many received one for much less. I didn't want to carry around a permanent remembrance of a 19 year old fighting a very unpopular war.

I was lucky, I survived and went on to achieve some relative success. I completed 22 years of service, achieved four college degrees, including Ph.D., am an adjunct professor for two universities, and have been published numerous times. But in 1992 I was involved in a workplace violence episode in which I was cited for heroism, but failed to save the life of my close friend. The trauma brought back Vietnam and a lot of problems.

I still function well and this coming February I am taking my wife to Vietnam with me and will visit Phu Cat, Qui Nhon, Pleiku, and HCMC, followed by tours of Cambodia and Northern Thailand. Closure.

This site is very good. The history and photos especially are helpful for me to remember and to remind myself of what we did those 37 years ago for our country. When I visit again in eight month, I will have researched enough to enjoy memories and see peace enough for closure. This site is of great assistance.

I will be taking both still and video pictures during my visit. If you would like some copies I will be glad to send some. My email address is bbrown46@austin.rr.com.

Thank you

Monday, June 14, 2004 12:18 PM
Name: Everett Sherwood
Email: Everett@lansdale.com
From: Mesa, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Very Good, I have been able to find friends from the past.
Comments: I hope we can see some new 12 TFW faces at the Omaha Reunion in September 2004. The AZ 557th Crew Chief Connection circa 1965-66 is still strong, and hopefully some of you know them. Tucson; Jay Cessna, Lee Roberts, Tranky Rael. Mesa; Vern Dillman, Roosevelt Lake; Earl Meitzner. These days its good to spend time with them, and not have to do a preflight, hang tanks or change a tire. Gone but not forgotten are Frank Rose (FL), Richard Arce (AZ) and Clay Eason (FL). Also found pictures of my bird, 63-7542 on this site, before and after camou paint job. My thanks to those who contributed them.

Thursday, June 10, 2004 6:10 PM
Name: Gary Pomeroy
Email: dogmana839@sbcglobal.net
From: Bay City, Texas
How good do you think this site is?: Really enjoyed the site. I like to browse the Guestbook in search of familiar names.
Comments: I was assigned to the 12th Security Police Sqd., K-9 May of 1967 to May of 1968. I remember patrolling the perimeter of Cam Ranh Bay with my companion Eric (German Shepherd), A839 in "Glory Area, the Beach Area, Ammo Dump, & the Monastery" areas, etc. only at night. Also recall working the Bay area in front of the Navy Compound (Octopus 1, 2 & 3 were the call signs for their Observation Posts) and being fired on by one of their sentry's. It was not enjoyable to patrol the perimeter at nights, alone, especially during the Monsoon Season. I am still able to get in touch with many of my "Dog Handler" friends via the Viet Nam Dog Handlers Association ( vdhaonline.org ). Would like to get in contact with Brance Skipper, Bill Caverly, Robert Cupp and Jim Walker...... all dog handlers '67 - '68.

Friday, May 21, 2004 6:50 PM
Name: Dane Martin
Email: Havensrest@earthlink.net
From: Birmingham, Alabama
How good do you think this site is?: Great site...
Comments: Lt Dennis Pazdan died in 1967 and you have him listed. His brother, Jerry Pazdan, is my neighbor and wanted to know if I knew anyone who knew Dennis and perhaps served with him. Jerry would "just like to talk to them." If you know of anyone whom I can contact for Jerry, please let me know. I'm sure Jerry would be very greatful.

Thanks.

Dane Martin, Col (Ret), USAF
106 Salisbury Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242, (205) 408-9801, havensrest@earthlink.net

Friday, May 21, 2004 6:42 PM
Name: Al Belisle
Email: ajbelisle@comcast.net
From: Georgetown, Mass.
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent
Comments: I served in the 15th A&E at MacDill until we merged with the 12th at Okinawa and then at Udorn and Ubon. Doe's anyone know how to conatct John Bastone or Jim Landy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:42 PM
Name: Joe Lavigne
Email: JosephLavigne@direcway.com
From: Missouri
How good do you think this site is?: *Long story!
Comments: This is Joe's daughter, Lori, signing in for him! We are trying to get Dad registered and find everything and see the pictures! It is a great site so far, but I'm mostly printing it out for Dad, (Joe) so he can see it, we don't have much computer time! We're anxious to see everything! I set Dad up an eMail in case anyone wants to write and then he'll get the hang of it!
JoeLavigne@direcway.com

Joe Lavigne & His favorite daughter and proud AFB! :) #3 Lori

Tue, 18 May 2004
Name: Paula Wikoff Moore
Email: davidoffbz@charter.net
From: Roswell, Ga
How good do you think this site is?: Excellent and compelling
Comments: Thank you for putting together a site for those of us who can truly appreciate and reflect on what was happening to our country, our fellow Americans and our classmates at a memorable time in history. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 11:52 PM
Name: Bruce M. Jaeger, USAF Msgt,(RET)
Email: vernie@northlink.com
From: Prescott Valley, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Absolutely Wonderful
Comments: I found this site this week, and it is great. I was stationed at Phu Cat AB from Jun 70 - Jun 71. I was assigned to the 389th TFS. I was a Crew Chief of the F-4D. I crewed AC 66-8819. I was a young SSgt at the time. I remember another crew chief named Andy Barachi (sp). The pictures bring back mostly great memories, and a few sad ones. I'm looking for Mike Harrington, Steve Asay, LLoyd Blazzard, and many others. I remember when the MIG landed at Phu Cat and was sealed up in the revetment. I was there when Airman Gantz died. I remember Roy Acuff's USO show, slot cars, and the Tape Dubbing Center; the Chow Hall and the Laundry-Mat. Thanks for this site. I'll be hanging around alot and reading the entries. See Ya'll in September. WELCOME HOME to everyone who served in Viet Nam. Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Thanks to all who are serving and sacrificing now for our great country.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:28 PM
Name: Walter M. (Rusty) Buettner, MSgt, USAF, Ret
Email: casaloco10@comcast.net
From: Edgewood, New Mexico
How good do you think this site is?: Wonderful!!!!!!!
Comments: It brings back alot of memories. Was @ CRB from Nov 68 -Nov 70. 12th FMS - Jet Engine Shop. Thank you very much.

Sunday, April 04, 2004 7:19 PM
Name: Dave Palmer
Email: dpalmer@shentel.net
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: Just found the site and think it's great! I was operations officer and later commander of the 557th TFS in 1966. I'm standing next to Colonel Chase in the 10,000th sortie picture that's included on the site. I was supposed to lead the flight, but after I finished giving the preflight briefing, Colonel Chase said, " Thanks Dave, I'll lead". When it was time to land he came in on the deck at 500 knots and broke up to downwind, just like WW II. Needless-to-say, we were taken by surprise, but followed his lead. Later, I served under him when he was a general at TAC Headquarters. A great officer of the old school and WW II ace. I was there for President Johnson's visit and remember that the troops almost rioted when the Pan Am stewardesses from the press plane came over to watch the ceremony on the ramp. Brings back many memories. Dave Palmer, Colonel, USAF retired.

Thursday, April 01, 2004 8:17 PM
Name: Russ Pfister
Email: airbasedef@yahoo.com
From:
How good do you think this site is?:
Comments: great site enjoyed the pictures. served at cam rahn in 1972. in fact was there when closed. was 811 base defense, phantom flight russ pfister

Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:38 AM
Name: Frank Gabreluk(ret)
Email: cme2fli@comcast.net
From: Seattle, Wa.
How good do you think this site is?: great!
Comments: Looking for Bill Felts, of the New York Felts, assigned to Office of Information, 12th TFW, CRB from'67-'68. E-mail me at Cme2fli@comcast.net

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 2:50 PM
Name: Fred Kauffman, MSgt(ret)
Email: KAUFFR@aol.com
Comments: 12TFW Accounting & Finance Office, 6/66-6/67 remember mostly the sand getting into everything!

Thursday, March 25, 2004 7:26 PM
Name : Wallace Dixon Meeks
Email: blalonde@nccbb.org
How good do you think this site is : Well done
Comments: 7AF 15 APS DET 2 Phu Cat July 69 - July 70. Thanks

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:15 AM
Name : Robert Lalonde
Email : blalonde@nccbb.org
Where are you from?: Eureka, CA
How good do you think this site is : Incredible! The photos have flooded my aging brain with some pretty clear memories.
Comments:I was a corpsman assigned to the medivac unit of the 12th USAF Hospital at CRB from May 1967 to May 1968.

Monday, March 22, 2004 7:41 PM
Name : Ruel E. Passmore
Email : mahleah@yahoo.com
Comments: I came across this site after doing a google search for Phu Cat AFB. My father, Ruel Passmore, served at Phu Cat from approximately May 1968 - April 1969. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who recognizes the name. My father passed over about 10 years ago. I was only 8/9 when he left/returned. I was too young to understand at the time, and as I got older I found it difficult to ask him questions. I was wondering if there is anyone who was there during this time frame. I'm just curious what it was like day to day, what types of activities were carried out by this base, and if anyone remembers my dad or his name. Any info or comments would be appreciated. Thanks much. DKP

Sunday, March 21, 2004 9:47 AM
Name : Russ Lacasse
Email : Russ7591@aol.com
Where are you from?: Southbridge Mass.
How good do you think this site is : I think the site is great.
Comments: I was a crewchief on aircraft 66-7591 an F4D with the 389th. T.F.S. Phu Cat, from Oct. 70 - Oct 71. Looking for other 389th. smoothes, Dave Johnson, Bob O'malley, New Jersey Joe Pelzar, Jim Jones, were are you guy's. been on the site before, my e-mail has changed. New address is russ7591@aol.com

Friday, March 19, 2004 2:08 PM
Name : Don Kisamore
Email : kisamore@priestriver.com
Where are you from?: Idaho
How good do you think this site is : S.H.
Comments: I have found Bill Hogan. He is alive and well and living in Frostproof FL, retired in '73. I was in error about Ed Fenner crewing 693. They say the memory goes first.Thanks


Friday, March 19, 2004 8:36 AM
Name : James Kucipeck
Email : jkucipeck@tupperlakecsd.net
Comments : Great site!

I went TDY for 60 days to Phu Cat from Phan Rang in Mar. and Apr. of '68 and worked as a munitions crew chief in the bomb dump. The pics. brought back a lot of memories.

Regards

Jim


Sunday, March 07, 2004 6:49 PM
Name : Don Kisamore
Email : kisamore@priestriver.com
Where are you from?: Idaho
How good do you think this site is : Sierra Hotel
Comments : I'm looking for William H. Hogan who was a fellow crew crief in the 557th TFS. He crewed 640693 an F-4C model in '66-'67, just before Ed Fenner picked it up as Crew Chief in '67. Hogan was a red-haired Tsgt with fair skin, who was eaten alive by the sun every day. He got a waiver to wear a go-to-hell hat after Momyer made us quit wearing them. If anyone knows what happened to Hogan, please let me know at: kisamore@priestriver.com Thanks.

Kize.


Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:07 PM
Name : George T. Stanley
Email : SergeantSunshine@aol.com
Where are you from?: Memphis
How good do you think this site is : New to site
Comments : Camn Rahn Bay, 12th Security Police, Mar 66- Feb 67.


Sunday, February 22, 2004 12:52 PM
Name : terry quist
Email : tlqmrclean23@webtv.net
Where are you from?: edgewood new mexico
How good do you think this site is :
Comments : great site.....i was there from jan 67 to aug 67.....have some pics does any body want to post them? we had to live eat and sleep in those tnts until the wood barracks were built....very warm.....and a good way to lose weight!! everyday suana!!!


Friday, February 20, 2004 5:28 PM
Name : Ed Fenner
Email : EDWARD.FENNER@ORKLAM.ANG.AF.MIL
Where are you from?: Klamath Falls, OR
How good do you think this site is : Outstanding
Comments : I was a Crew Chief in the 557th from 3/67 to 3/68, does anyone remember and have pictures of towing about a dozen A-1's from the Army deep water port to the airfield sometime in late 67. I was part of that project but didn't take any pictures. It was quite and adventure towing twelve airplanes for twelve miles over Vietnamese country roads.


Tuesday, February 10, 2004 11:06 PM
Name : Bob Gage
Email : RDGAGE@aol.com
Where are you from? : Meredith, NH
Comments : (Former Captain in 12th TFW Hq. Sq., Aircraft Maintenance Officer, served with 15th TFW at MacDill AFB and part of first deployment of 12th TFW to Cam Ranh Bay in November 1965)

I enjoyed seeing all the pictures. They bring back many memories, and I recognized several faces. The web site is very nice. The picture of the Officer's Club at Clark Air Base brings back many memories of frequent TDY's to pick up supplies via "mid-night requisition".

I remember an Army Helicopter pilot coming into Cam Ranh for an award presentation when President Johnson came to visit the base. He changed clothes for the ceremony in our hut. Later, we saw him taking off with a power generator hanging from his chopper. (Our hut was across from Base Supply)

I remember the first landing on the new concrete runway in 1966. Every pilot was trying to find a way to land on it prior the the ceremonial ribbon cutting flight that was to be flown by Col. Chase. Due to an emergency that closed the PSP runway, returning F-4C's low on fuel had to land on it. What a celebration.

Many memories came back as I looked at the web site.

Thanks for the memories.

Bob Gage


Monday, February 09, 2004 3:25 PM
Name : Don Potts
Email : dpotts@comporium.net
Where are you from? : Fort Mill, SC
How good do you think this site is : Excellent site
Comments : I stumbled across your site by accident. Was pleasantly surprised to see Col. Devorshak's write-up about flying CAP for Silver Dawn missions in the Haiphong Harbor-Hainan Island area in the sixties. I flew over fifty Silver Dawn missions, as a Russian linguist aboard C-130B aircraft, 1964-1966. At the beginning of Silver Dawn our escorts were F102's. The switch to the F-4 Phantom was made, we were told, because the Phantom could more easily match the low speeds at which we orbited off the North Vietnamese coastline. Riding in the unarmed Herkys and in a decidedly unfriendly area, we literally loved our muscular "babysitters." We never met any of our protectors and didn't even know which unit or units were involved. We just knew we couldn't have flown our recon program without you folks. With your protection, our crews of Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian linguists intercepted practically every word uttered over the airways by the North Vietnamese AF, their Russian flight instructors and much of the Chicom activity in and around Hainan. Many times we flashed reports to 17th Air Force of enemy aircraft just lifting off the ground in the north. Fighters were scrambled out of N.E. Thailand and often managed to score kills before they could scamper for cover. There came a time when they concluded that taking to the air was suicidal and just stopped making the effort. Thank you, 12th TFW!!


Thursday, February 05, 2004 6:36 PM
Fullname : MSGT Ronald Stephany
Email : rsteph@choice.net
Where are you from? : Florence,Ky
How good do you think this site is : excellent
Comments :


Wed February 04 2004 - 22:42:28
Fullname : Robert J. Sylvia
Email : Macha07@aol.com
Where are you from? : Ledyard, CT
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at the Cat from Nov 70 to Nov 71. The pictures that I saw brought back a lot of memories. Great site!!Keep it up!! 12 SPS, Cobra Flight Mortar Crew.


Fri January 30 2004 - 02:01:16
Fullname : Herbert W. Vaughn
Email : herb@co.greenwood.sc.us
Where are you from? : Greenwood SC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was NCOIC, Combat News, 366 TFW, Da Nang, and 7th AF, Tan Son Nhut, Nov 69 -- Oct 70. This site is a wonderful idea. Vietnam was long ago and far away but the memories remain. God bless those who still wear the uniform and protect our freedom!


Tue January 20 2004 - 01:14:32
Fullname : Richard Burns
Email : rburns8@cfl.rr.com
Where are you from? : Titusville, Fl.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was in the 12th TFW,12thAEMS at CRB from 11/68 to 11/69. Well remember the beach, ants, flares on chutes all night long, walk in movie with Luther the projectionist. Had a good time but was glad to leave.


Mon January 19 2004 - 06:16:02
Fullname : Donald Gene Prater
Email : donaldprater2000@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Oklahoma City, OK
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in the 480th in Vietnam from June 1969 to june 1970


Fri January 09 2004 - 03:38:08
Fullname : RON STANFORD
Email : LANA@COMPUTRON.NET
Where are you from? : LAKE JACKSON ,TEXAS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I GOT TO CRB IN NOV. 67 AND WENT TO DALAT OLAD(CENTRAL HIGH LANDS)IN DEC 67,WE WE A DET. OF THE 14 AERIAL PORT SQ. (ASIGN WITH ARMY ADVISORY TEAM 26 & 32)WE OPERATED A SMALL LANDING STRIP THAT WAS CUT OUT OF THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN. MOST OF THE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGATABLES CAME FROM HERE.WATERMELON,TOMATOES,ETC. DALAT WAS A WONDERFUL CITY UNTILL TET OF 68 WHEN MOST OF IT WAS DISTROYED. THERE WERE ABOUT 8 OF US THERE INCLUDING A COMBAT CONTROLLER.


Fri January 09 2004 - 03:37:50
Fullname : RON STANFORD
Email : LANA@COMPUTRON.NET
Where are you from? : LAKE JACKSON ,TEXAS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I GOT TO CRB IN NOV. 67 AND WENT TO DALAT OLAD(CENTRAL HIGH LANDS)IN DEC 67,WE WE A DET. OF THE 14 AERIAL PORT SQ. (ASIGN WITH ARMY ADVISORY TEAM 26 & 32)WE OPERATED A SMALL LANDING STRIP THAT WAS CUT OUT OF THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN. MOST OF THE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGATABLES CAME FROM HERE.WATERMELON,TOMATOES,ETC. DALAT WAS A WONDERFUL CITY UNTILL TET OF 68 WHEN MOST OF IT WAS DISTROYED. THERE WERE ABOUT 8 OF US THERE INCLUDING A COMBAT CONTROLLER.


7 Thu January 01 2004 - 00:25:18
Fullname : Hank Haven
Email : hhaven@pa.net
Where are you from? : Camp Hill, PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Flew 152 mission with the 12TFW, 558TFS Jul67-Jul68 as a 1LT F4C GIB. Was on additional duty in the 12TFW HQ Command Post when LBJ came for a visit and pinned a Purple Heart on 1LT Leo Lemoyne, my roommate. Went to Kusan and Taegue, Korea with the 558TFS for the Pueblo Crisis, Feb-Jun 68 and set up the squadron command post in Taegue. Transferred to Holloman AFB, NM for my last two years in the AF where six of us put together a training syllabus in Oct 68 that ended up as the Navy's "Top Gun" program and the AF's "Red Flag" exercise. To answer a previous question from JS Grogan (Guest 145), the "Snake School" that you are refering to is probably the 5 day Clark AB Jungle Survival School that all air crew members who flew in Vietnam had to go through. I kept a journal of my AF career and left a copy in the Library of Congress as well as Maxwell AFB and Wright-Pat AFB USAF Museum should anyone wish to view it. I hope to get it published one day but I think it is unlikely until all of the old vets have passed away.


8 Tue December 30 2003 - 23:24:21
Fullname : David C. Diefendorf
Email : nobhole392@sbcglobal.net
Where are you from? : Highland, California
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : My Dad, Col. Allen J. Diefendorf, commanded the 557th TFS in Cam Ranh Bay from Nov. 65 to Oct. 66. Call sign "Sharkbait." I only wish he could have seen this fantastic site!!!


9 Mon December 29 2003 - 09:40:04
Fullname : Robert C. Miller
Email : rcm3000gt@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : New Jersey
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Phu Cat RVN 1968-1969


10 Thu December 25 2003 - 03:06:14
Fullname : Don Rae
Email : tanadice82@yahoo.ie
Where are you from? : Scotland . U.K
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Hello again, guys/gals, just dropped by your web site, outstanding! still leading the field as usual. Don't change a thing. Best regards for the coming new year, Don Rae (Scotland)


11 Sun December 21 2003 - 15:00:36
Fullname : DON O'NEIL
Email : dogman655park@wmconnect.com
Where are you from? : MANCHESTER,PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : In the 389th 70-71,at the cat,flightline,guard duty at night.


12 Sun December 21 2003 - 03:41:11
Fullname : William K. Ewing III, MSgt (Ret)
Email : willik333@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Galveston, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Final correction. My old fingers don't work as well as they used to. Sorry! I was with the 12th A & E from July, 1966 to April, 1967 (One of the first replacements for the MacDill cadre personnell). I was an INS technician/repairman and worked in debriefing for the last three months I was there. Since CRB I have participated in the R & D effort for the F-111, F-15 and F-16 aircraft after a year on the RF-4 at Bergstrom AFB, Texas. I retired in 1985 out of Kadena AB, Japan, where I was the NCOIC for the Automatic Test Station Intermediate Maintenance Shop for WestPAC Air Force fighter aircraft (F-4, F-15 and F-16) in Korea, Japan and the Philippines.


13 Sun December 21 2003 - 03:26:24
Fullname : William K. Ewing III
Email : willik333@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Galveston, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Final correction. My old fingers don't work as well as they used to. Sorry!


14 Sun December 21 2003 - 03:23:43
Fullname : willik333@hotmail.com
Email : willik333@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Galveston, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Additional entry to indicate home of residence.


15 Sun December 21 2003 - 03:18:05
Fullname : Frank Gabreluk
Email : Cme2fli@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Seattle, Wa
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was the NCOIC of USAF Combat News assigned to Hqs, 12 TFW from June '66 to June '67. Having just found this site I would be interested in communicating with anyone.


16 Sat December 20 2003 - 07:23:03
Fullname : Ronald W. Gibbs, Major USAFR(Ret)
Email : ron.gibbs@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Blacksburg, VA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a pilot GIB in the 558th from 13 Mar 69 to 15 Feb 70 when the older C models were transferred stateside and the rest when to Phu Cat. I flew with folks such as Maj Fred Smalley, Capt Walt Smialek, and others. I give lectures on Vietnam to the AFROTC det 875 at Virginia Tech as well as high shool senior classes in the Montgomery County, VA area. I flew 143 combat missions in the Phantom, was Squadron Intell Officer and also working in the command post. One of my roommates, LT Woody Burgeron, was shot down in Mu Gia pass, Laos, spent 3 days on the ground in early December 1969 and was rescued. The front seater, Capt. Ben Danielson, was discovered and shot by the North Vietnamese. Some of my diary and tapes were copied and published in COl Walter Bourne's book on Phantoms. I would like to hear from other pilots who I flew with.


17 Wed December 17 2003 - 06:57:14
Fullname : Joseph F Schuchter
Email : schjs@qwest.net
Where are you from? : Loveland , CO
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : F4 559th Dec 66-Oct67 201 combat missions Was a Thud driver in Bitburg GR proio to CRB, and was F4 IP at Mc Dill Tpa. after CRB '63 USAFAcademy grad. Excellent web site--wish I had found it sooner. Thanks for the Great work


18 Sun December 14 2003 - 10:42:36
Fullname : Royal "Roy" Smith (Smitty)
Email : smitra1190@sbcglobal.net
Where are you from? : Holly, Michigan
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : It has been a very long time since I signed this guestbook. I was stationed at 12 FMS from its arrival at CRB in late 1965 until August 1966. I worked in the Orderly Room with First Sgt, CMSgt Art Chapman as a clerk. Sgt Chapman is still with us living in Palm Harbor, FL at age 93. I still remember my arrival at that sand hill in October '65. It was a shock!! We were the "founding fathers" of the place. The units had not been formed yet and the 12TFW had not arrived. I am glad this site is up and running!!!


19 Mon December 01 2003 - 03:00:17
Fullname : Philip Dickinson
Email : hooch5588@msn.com
Where are you from? : Kennebunk,Maine now Mesa,az
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Crewchief 558th sept 68 to aug 69 crb. like to hear from anyone who remembers me.


20 Sun November 30 2003 - 09:41:43
Fullname : Monroe C. Smith (MSgt. Retired)
Email : mcsf16@aol.com
Where are you from? : Tucson, Arizona
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was just looking again & having a lot of memories. Worked on 12/15 TFW A/C while waiting to get F-4 for the 4453CCTW. Worked removing auto pilot systems from the F-84's (I was/am a weapons mechanic.) Pissed off SSgt Strait's (Weapons Supervisor). Was bored out of our minds reading F-4 T.O. (we didn't have A/C yet) & to help us have an attitude adj. he sent us (A1C Sylvester) to work on F-84's. We got letters of appreciation & a promotion out of our punishment.


21 Wed November 26 2003 - 11:21:41
Fullname : Borham, Robert B
Email : RBBorhamSr@cs.com
Where are you from? : Gulfport, MS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Borham, Robert B. S/Sgt - AF 13817715 Served in *** Assigned 09/64 to 15th OMS, 45th TFS, 46th TFS, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL - "B" Flt Acft F4C #63-7531 Asst/c/Chief, deployed to Brekstad RNAFB,Norway, Clark, AB. PI, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, left 10/65 *** reassigned 10/65 to 557th TFS, 12th TFW arrived in Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN in lead ground crew mid Oct 65,PSP runway, taxiways, ramp not finished yet, small ramp, no Butler Build's, or revetments. can still smell the honey pots burning in the morning and the smelly open air cold showers with sand, rain and more sand in the tent. "B" Flt ACFT F4C #63-7580, F4D #64-0680, #64-0868 Asst/C/Chief. detached to 12th APS for short term, left 12/66 *** reassigned 12/66 to 68th TFS, 479th TFW, George AFB, Victorville, CA. - "A" Flt Crew Chief F4D #64-0711 (later sent to CRB as replacement ACFT) left 06/68 - Many good times for a young single man then, now Just an Old Warrior of Too Many TDY's and PCS's - But I loved it


22 Tue November 25 2003 - 16:07:25
Fullname : Dave Krueger (Mort)
Email : rodeo13666@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Geneva, OH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Forgot to mention I was at Phu Cat. ooopps


23 Tue November 25 2003 - 16:03:36
Fullname : Dave Krueger (Mort)
Email : rodeo13666@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Geneva, Oh
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the Supply Sqdn from Jan69-Dec69. Worked in the building that issued clothing. Spent alot of my evenings in Tango 17 with friends from the Sp Sqdn. I'd like to hear from anyone from those days. The past 15yrs have been involved with PRCA rodeo productions. Did some team roping for awhile.


24 Sun November 23 2003 - 18:38:10
Fullname : Howard Christenson
Email : howardc@mchsi.com
Where are you from? : St. Peter, Mn.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Forgot to put Email address howardc@mchsi.com


25 Sun November 23 2003 - 06:16:29
Fullname : Howard Christenson
Email :
Where are you from? : St. Peter, Mn.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was in Cam Rahn Bay from about Feb. 66 till Oct. 66 on a weapons load crew. I came from Holloman AFB in New Mexico. Would like to hear from any one that might have known me.


26 Fri November 14 2003 - 09:23:28
Fullname : William Sabo
Email : bill@sabo.net
Where are you from? : Dublin, OH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 12th AMS Phu Cat Jan 70-Jan 71. Electronic countermeasures tech on F4s. Beautiful country. Too bad there was a war going on.


27 Sun November 02 2003 - 00:51:43
Fullname : Carl Robinson
Email : carlr@panix.com
Where are you from? : West Palm Beach, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Thanks for the memories. I served from Jan 68 to Jan 69 in the 1881st Comm Sq as a control tower air traffic controller at Cam Ranh Bay. Turned final for 02L on Northwest Airlines when the '68 Tet offensive started. I thought they were celebrating my arrival. I remembered the call signs (Phantom, Hammer, Sharkbait and Whiskey [Whiskey left for Korea pretty quick after my arrival because of the Pueblo incident]), but not the squadrons to whom they belong. Got some help with that on this site, but not much. My tower manuals are in storage in California so no help there for now. Thanks again.


28 Fri October 31 2003 - 03:44:31
Fullname : Ed Cerezo
Email : ecerezo@aol.com
Where are you from? : Miami, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Comments: Served in 12th engine shop flight line dispatch from 10/66 to 7/67. Previously at McDill with 15th FMS. . Would love to hear from former buddies. Would like to locate Kenny Sutter from New York that was stationed in Da Nang and later at George AFB. Also trying to track down Mario DeAngelis from somewhere in New York. All of the above are jet engine shop mechs.


29 Thu October 30 2003 - 08:11:20
Fullname : John M. Cawein, MSGT, Retired
Email : johnso6233_1@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Shelbyville, Indiana
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was stationed at CRB from Jan 66 to Dec 66. Was a Weapons Load Crew Chief. Went into CRB with the third bunch. Had to put our own tents. Like to hear from anyone who was there at that time frame.


30 Tue October 21 2003 - 09:10:08
Fullname : August C (Buddy) Lindner
Email : buddy@lindner.net
Where are you from? : Orange, TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at DM from May 1964 to Dec 1966 with the 4453rd. Then to CRB from Dec 1966 to Oct 1967.. Great pics...bring back a lot of memories..found this site several years ago looking for a Spook patch. Keep up the good work........


31 Fri October 03 2003 - 11:51:42
Fullname : Donald K.Kisamore Cmsgt USAF Ret.
Email : Kisamore@priestriver.com
Where are you from? : Idaho
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at CRB Mar 66-Mar 67. I was the crew chief on F-4c 640691 during that time. Returned to SJAFB and F-4ds. Knew Gary Plunkett in the 336th TFS there. We deployed to Kunsan for six mos. on the Pueblo. While there I saw my old "bird" come taxiing in one day, new paint job and all. Talked with ED Fenner, who picked up "my" 691 when I left Nam. I ended up spending 10 years on the Phantom as a 431 tire-kicker. Retired with 28 years in 1982. I am proud to have known all the great people that I served with for that period of time. I salute you, my comrades-in-arms.


32 Fri September 26 2003 - 01:34:31
Fullname : Alan M. Booker
Email : ABinSylvester@AOL.COM
Where are you from? :
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 26th Casualty Staging Flight/26th Aeromedical Staging Flight attached to the 12th USAF Hospital Apr 69 - Apr 70. Would like to hear from anyone who was with the 26th. This site brings back both good and bad memories. Thanks for everyones efforts.


33 Thu September 25 2003 - 08:13:10
Fullname : Mike Murphy
Email : m.d.murphy@comcast.net
Where are you from? : Grand Rapids, MI
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a Crew Chief in the 391st 1966-67. Currently writing a book (fiction) about a Phantom Pilot flying in the 12th TFW during this time period. I would like to contact any F-4 pilots that might be will to help out with short stories, experiences. This is a great site.


34 Tue September 23 2003 - 19:53:10
Fullname : Richard S. Wahlberg
Email : rwahlber@ix.netcom.com
Where are you from? : Orland Park,IL 60461
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Just putting my name on your list. I was Stationed at Phu Cat with the 421 MMS from March 67 to March 68 My nickname was Wally. Interested in contacting anyone from that time.


35 Tue September 02 2003 - 05:02:55
Fullname : Charlie Taliaferro
Email : chast@kitchentablegang.org
Where are you from? : NAS Lemoore (CA)
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Attention military veterans and friends, this is an invitation for you to visit http://www.kitchentablegang.org Thank you, Charlie Taliaferro THE KITCHEN TABLE GANG TRUST


36 Sun August 31 2003 - 06:56:10
Fullname : Ted Kozikowski
Email : 0050k@kear.ted.net
Where are you from? : New York. NY
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I was at Phu Cat 81mm gunner. Apr 71 until close down. Than CRB until May 72 (K-9 handler)


37 Thu August 14 2003 - 20:54:35
Fullname : Kevin O'Connor
Email : veteransagent@tyngsboroughmass.com
Where are you from? : Tyngsboro, MA 01879
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at PHU CAT Jan 68 thru Dec 68 with the 1883 Comm Sq. I worked in the communications center and have great memories of PHU CAT and the Airmen I served with. Spent some time in Qui Nhon and Binh Dinh. We had some sappers and mortar attacks during this period. Went to DaNang to fly to Hawaii for R&R. Spent a few nights during that stay at DaNang and had some rocket attacks.


38 Wed July 30 2003 - 20:40:48
Fullname : James Michael "Mike" May
Email : jamesmayair@aol.com
Where are you from? : Marietta, Georgia
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Served as a pilot in 391st from March 1967 to March 1968. Logged 252 missions along with guys like Jim Washburn, Jimmy Haggerty, George York and others. Later served in Japan,Kunsan,Taegu,and the Alabama ANG. Retired in 1986 as Lt. Col. Have enjoyed remembering the good times and great friends!


39 Tue July 29 2003 - 03:19:58
Fullname : Patrick Briggs
Email : patrick_briggs@cdh.org
Where are you from? : Chicago, IL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was sad to learn of the death of Bob Hope. Thanks for the memories, Bob! I remember his visit in 1967-68 to Cam Ran Bay well. I worked in the hospital squadron and remember taking wounded Marines and Soliders to see his show. He made me feel like we make a difference just being there. just can't remember what month his visit Took place. I'd be interested in hearing from someone who remembers. PJB


40 Sun July 27 2003 - 19:39:17
Fullname : Frank Wallace Hurt
Email : oceanil@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Roanoke, VA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was jumping all around different sites and found this one an am pleased. It's great to see old photos of CRB base


41 Sat June 28 2003 - 21:40:00
Fullname : Dave Heffernan
Email : Heffpilot@usaircombat.com
Where are you from? : Orlando, FL
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Get your Custom Veteran Vehicle License Frames and visit a great website: http://www.usaircombat.com


42 Thu June 26 2003 - 00:07:31
Fullname : JOE LUTFY
Email : lut557@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : MASSACHUSETTS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES OF CRB WOULD LOVE TO MEET SOME OF THE FRIENDS I MADE. UNFORTUNATELY I AM TERRIBLE WITH NAMES. IF YOU WERE THERE OR IF YOU REMEMBER ME SEND ME AN E-MAIL. I TRAINED AS A CREW CHIEF ON F4'S AT MACDILL FROM 9/66 TO 9/67 IN THE 43RD. CRB 10/67 TO 10/68 IN THE 557TH, FINNISHING OUT AT SHAW AFB 11/69 TO 1/70 WORKING ON THOSE BIG OLD UGLY B66'S THAT WAS QUITE A LET DOWN AFTER WORKING ON ONE OF THE BEST AIRCRAFT EVER BUILT.


43 Tue June 24 2003 - 03:19:53
Fullname : Ralph DeAngelis
Email : TheCaptain1973@aol.com
Where are you from? : Rhode Island
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : served in 558TFS 67nov-68aug.AFSC 92250 life support. "your life is our business" Brought back many memories. Did the Taegu-Kunsan Korea TDY with Danny Imhoff


44 Wed June 18 2003 - 02:01:43
Fullname : doug berkley
Email : vberkley@mindspring.com
Where are you from? : raliegh nc
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am the son of maj M.L.Berkley whom was stationed at ubon air base thialand 1967 to 1968 he was a damn good pilot and father R.I.P.jan.2,1996


45 Tue June 17 2003 - 08:34:37
Fullname : Hank Ausse
Email : guarani@wi.rr.com
Where are you from? : Milwaukee, Wisc
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Maintenance Debriefer 2/70-71. The site brings back lots of memories - some good, some not so good. It was the prodding I needed to go down to the basement and dust off the photo album/slides. This site is very well done - GREAT piece of work!!!


46 Thu June 12 2003 - 23:02:00
Fullname : W. R. "Bill" Barret
Email : rbarret@drpt.state.va.us
Where are you from? : Mechanicsville, Va.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Phu Cat '68 -'69,DC Air Guard,37FMS Hydraulic Shop, FIOO support,like so many other guys we kept them flying and coming back safe,served with great guys from NJ Air Guard, Iowa Air Guard and regular Air Force,only have contact with three or four, we are all 60 to 70 now, that was only 35 years ago, seems like yesterday sometimes. To all who served and now serve, THANKS.


47 Thu June 05 2003 - 20:53:52
Fullname : Richard Haskell
Email : railfanewmexico@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Alamogordo New Mexico
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I was enlisted, stationed at Phu Cat AFB RVN from 8/69-8/70 in the Comm Sq. An enlisted man was killed by a rocket attach on the passenmger terminal on his next to last day in country. Does anyone know his name, or a site where I could find it?


48 Thu June 05 2003 - 19:26:43
Fullname : Tim McCann
Email : tmccan@web.de
Where are you from? : Yarmouth, Maine now living in Germany
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed with the 12th USAF Hospital as a Vet Tech from June 69-70. Some memories that have stayed with me through the years are the free movies in the rain, swimming at Airmen's Beach, Dustoff missions coming in , F4's blasting down the runway. I would like to hear from any other Vet Techs who were at Cam Rahn. Good Luck and God Bless. Tim McCann


49 Mon June 02 2003 - 10:51:17
Fullname : Kent J. Carter
Email : irmo5@msn.com
Where are you from? : Columbia, South Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I'M TRYING TO FIND INFO ON MY UNCLE. 1LT FRED(BUSTER) CARTER. HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY KILLED FLYING WITH CPT WADE GREER. DOES ANYONE HAVE INFO ON 1LT CARTER, KILLED 5 NOV 1969. THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.


50 Mon May 05 2003 - 08:25:16
Fullname : John F. Cauley
Email : mechanic32002@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : pilot knob Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th tfw at cam rahn bay from 1966 until oct 1967 Was assigned to the engine conditioning section.my crew was msgt Dennis O Donald,Tsgt Billy Frazier,ssgt Roy Dickie,sgt larry Herberson. a great bunch of guys.sure would like to see them now.


51 Thu April 24 2003 - 03:02:14
Fullname : Bill Carpenter
Email : wcarp49@msn.com
Where are you from? : Pennsville,NJ
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed Phu Cat July 70 to July 71.Served with 12th FMS Hydraulic Shop.Looking for fellow 'Airplane Plumbers'that I served with.Where are you??


52 Wed April 09 2003 - 02:17:46
Fullname : Johnny Godley
Email : jgodley@lowcountry.com
Where are you from? : South Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Great site! Thanks to this site 14 of us old friends got together last October in Nashville for a reunion. We were all stationed at MacDill from 64 to 67 in the engine shop and flight line dispatch. Some of hadn't seen each other in 35 years. Some went to Vietnam and some of us didn't. But it was a great reunion and are planning another one in the near future. If anyone else was there at that time would love to hear from you also. Great site for old memories and friends.


53 Tue April 08 2003 - 12:29:25
Fullname : bill greenwood
Email : kagwlg02@aol.com
Where are you from? : stockton,calif
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I WAS WITH THE FIRE DEPT AT MACDILL AFB FROM 1966 TO 1969 AND WAS AT PHU-CAT AFB FROM 1969 TO 1970 SURE CAN'T FORGET THE CAT. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE GUYS . ALLEN TAGG & MIKE COVINE WERE ARE YOU ARE NOW.


54 Tue April 08 2003 - 02:42:22
Fullname : Gary Brod
Email : gbrod@netzero.net
Where are you from? : Navarre, Florida
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed Phu Cat Oct 69/Sept70 37/12CES water shop. Where are the other CES troops?


55 Tue April 08 2003 - 02:39:53
Fullname : Dan Imhoff
Email : imhoffsd@gbronline.com
Where are you from? : Minnesota
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Signing the book again as I've changed e-mail addresses. Was a 46250 jammer driver from August '67 to August '68. Bet I could still pop a wheelie with an mj-1 if I could get on one again (ground support folks would really get pissed off). TDY to Kunson and Tegou Korea and back to the 559th. Looking for Steve Hayes, Cliff Hein, Mike Cavenaugh, Chuck (Mother) Hubbard, Ralph DeAngeles. Great site. Lots of memories. Welcome home everyone!


56 Sun April 06 2003 - 21:15:25
Fullname : JIM MINDAK
Email : CHIEFJIMCFD@AOL.COM
Where are you from? : CHICAGO IL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : GREETINGS AGAIN TO ALL FROM THE 12TH TFW. I HAVE PUT A FEW COMMENTS IN THE GUEST BOOK BEFORE, BUT I WANTED TO INCLUDE MY EMAIL ADDRESS THIS TIME. WAS WITH THE 12TH CES FROM FEB67 TO FEB68. WAS WITH THE FIRE DEPT AND HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A FEW OF MY FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS FROM THE SAND PILE. IF THERE ARE ANYMORE FIREFIGHTERS OUT THERE FROM CRB, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME OR ANY OF THE GUY'S FROM CES THAT WHERE THERE WHEN I WAS THERE. STAY STRONG AND MAY PEACE COME SOON. JIM


57 Thu April 03 2003 - 02:44:03
Fullname : Roger Lewis
Email : rogerl.bayshippers@ldmimail.com
Where are you from? : Michigan
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served with USN IUWG-1 Unit-2 at the Harbor Entrance Control Post located between the inner and outer harbors of Cam Ranh Bay. Sometime during late '68 or early '69 I happened to take several pics some of F-4's traveling from south to north headed toward the air base. One was smoking very bad. The pilots did eject and floated into the water, barely getting their feet wet before being picked up by patrol craft from our group. If anyone would like these pics e-mailed to them please let me know. I would be happy to forward them. Best regards to all who served and those who continue to do so.


58 Sun March 30 2003 - 05:42:40
Fullname : Clarence "Steve" Fueston
Email : clarence48@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : St. Joseph, Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served in the 412th MMS at Mac Dill, Cam Ranh, and Phu Cat during 1967 through 1970. Many thanks for the wonderful memories your site has helped me recall.


59 Sat March 29 2003 - 02:09:10
Fullname : Charles ( Snoopy ) Meyers
Email : Charleslm7@aol.com
Where are you from? : Milan , Indiana ( now in Ohio )
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Phu Cat April 70 Apr.71 Airframe repair ( sheetmetal ) Wow , what a time of my life . Have hooked up with Tedford , Reiland , Padilla , Pummil and a few others Looking for all you guys so e-mail please . Was on night shift and this time of my life is almost surreal . Have a ton of great memories thanks to the best bunch of tinbenders ever who were my friends , confidants and so much more . We were only boys for the most part but left as men who would move on and pass into other areas of life back in " The World " . What a long strange trip it's been ( Jerry Garcia ) . Peace to all of you my friends who served . May joy chase you down and find you .


60 Sat March 29 2003 - 02:05:16
Fullname : Charles ( Snoopy ) Meyers
Email : Charleslm7@aol.com
Where are you from? : Milan , Indiana ( now in Ohio )
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Phu Cat April 70 Apr.71 Airframe repair ( sheetmetal ) Wow , what a time of my life . Have hooked up with Tedford , Reiland , Padilla , Pummil and a few others Looking for all you guys so e-mail please . Was on night shift and this time of my life is almost surreal . Have a ton of great memories thanks to the best bunch of tinbenders ever who were my friends , confidants and so much more . We were only boys for the most part but left as men who would move on and pass into other areas of life back in " The World " . What a long strange trip it's been ( Jerry Garcia ) . Peace to all of you my friends who served . May joy chase you down and find you .


61 Wed March 19 2003 - 23:23:06
Fullname : Steven Crouch
Email : Steven.Crouch@med.va.gov
Where are you from? : San Antonio Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was station at CRAB 1 Jun 67 to 1 Jun 68 USAF Hospital. Remember very well the sand, F-4's take off,watching the Freedom Bird come and go, building an expanding Hospital and ASF, going to movies outside, ration cards, dust off (running to your desk to remove everything because of the sand flying in), great beach and the great Friendship of my hootch buddies (Mac, Dennis, Rue, & Andy), FIGMO Calendar, the visit of President Johnson and many more memories. Steven Crouch Ret USAF MSGT


62 Wed March 19 2003 - 04:20:44
Fullname : THOMAS H KIRKLAND,MSGT,RET
Email : SACTAC2001@YAHOO.COM
Where are you from? : FORT MYERS,FLA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : SERVED WITH 12thTFW OCT66-OCT67.WAS ASSIGNED 12FMS AGE 12th WAS GREAT OUTFIT.I WAS ASSIGNED TO 33rd TFW AT EGLIN ON RETURN,ANOTHER GREAT TFW


63 Sat March 15 2003 - 21:02:44
Fullname : Barry Cowan
Email : barryc043@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Half Moon Bay CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : With 412th MMS...July 1966 to April 1967, Went home to George AFB in So CAL. Separated Sept. 1967. Thanks for the great web site. Great memories of great guys. We had some fun didn't we? Still feel the sand in my rack!!! Still taste the rations on Sunday...still have my P-38. Blessings guys........


64 Sat February 15 2003 - 23:36:53
Fullname : John Mitkus
Email : jusaf6771mitkus@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Org. Brockton,Ma living in Bristol,Me
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at Kinchelo,Danang & Barksdale AFB Supply SQ


65 Thu February 13 2003 - 08:25:59
Fullname : Edward J. Fenner
Email : fen 073@charter.net
Where are you from? : Klamath falls, OR
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Haven't signed on in a couple of years, and my e-mail has changed. I was a crew chief in the 557th from Mar 67 - Mar 68. Crewed "696", shot down over Dak To, then got "691". Worked for and crewed his jet for then Captain, later General P.T. Kempf. I very rarely see anyone from the time I was there signing in, but we are all getting old. Chief Master Sergeant Ed Fenner, 173FW, Oregon Air National Guard.


66 Wed January 29 2003 - 21:44:21
Fullname : Jim Kasper
Email : jkasper49@earthlink.net
Where are you from? :
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was a bee bee stacker with the 421st then 412th MMS from 6/69-6/70 at Phu Cat. Lived in the barracks near the main gate. Never forget the place.


67 Fri January 24 2003 - 01:47:44
Fullname : Ronald Carr
Email : rcarr26276@aol.com
Where are you from? : Souteastern Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I Signed the gest book a long time ago. But have been back to the site to check things over again. I was at Phu-Cat April 69 - April 70. Was a driver in the motor pool. This site sure brings back memories, will have to get my slides out to look at. The memories are vivid in my mind, from the good days to the bad Phu-Cat will always be in my mind.


68 Wed January 22 2003 - 10:25:01
Fullname : Jophn D Carter
Email : Johntarheel@cox.net
Where are you from? : Glendale Arizona
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at Phu Cat Jan to Mar 71 assiged to the 21st TASS as a radio operator. Our ops center was right by the road where the bomb haulers passed by. Everytime you looked out a truck was going by. I always had a lot of respect for the FW. I got to know a couple of the guys but I cant remember their names. Those were some good and bad times. I enjoyed the web site excellent job.


69 Fri January 17 2003 - 23:57:07
Fullname : Roger Blank
Email : r_blank@juno.com
Where are you from? : California
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was stationed at Phu Cat From Jan.'70 - Jan'71 assigned to the 12 FMS jet engine shop where I worked the J-79 test cell operation and later in the SOAP lab (spectrometric oil analysis program) checking aircraft oil samples for metal particles.


70 Wed January 08 2003 - 10:14:52
Fullname : Frank Durham Jr.
Email : lavabute@msn.com
Where are you from? : Bend, Oregon
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was with the 12th CES. Some of you may remember some cables across your runway, back in the year of "69". I was one of the folks that kept a few of you out of the swamps on the north end. Would like to hear from some of you.


71 Tue January 07 2003 - 05:59:17
Fullname : Philippe Colin
Email : mephisto@netrover.com
Where are you from? : New England
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was looking for infos about some slides taken by a friend of mine while serving with the 558th at CRB in 1967 and 1968. This site is great and I will send you some shots taken by him, his name was Clyde Park and he's a Chief in the VT ANG now. Best regards, Philippe. http://www.philippecolin.net


72 Mon January 06 2003 - 19:55:20
Fullname : Jim Hood
Email : HJHood@go.com
Where are you from? : Ft. Lauderdale but now in Plano, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Enlisted in '61. Initially assigned to 303rd Bomb Wing in DM as a Bomb/Navigation Specialist. Through the help of my good friend, General Archie Olds, I was given a choice of any place I wanted. I picked F4 Weapons Control, then to 4453rd where I worked AE on the first F4s, then quickly reassigned to the 12th, then out . . . Trying to locate a number of AEMS folks. Are you there?


73 Sun January 05 2003 - 15:41:50
Fullname : John Kelley
Email : one67out@aol.com
Where are you from? : Anchorage, AK was Nashua, NH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at CRB with the 559th as a 'bug wiper' parts replacer crew member from Oct 68 to Oct 69.


74 Sun January 05 2003 - 03:04:57
Fullname : John E. Page (SMSgt, Ret.)
Email : jepage@charter.net
Where are you from? : North Haverhill, NH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I signed the guest book way back, but my email address just changed. Just wanted everyone to know. Keep the faith. John


75 Fri January 03 2003 - 00:48:16
Fullname : Jeff Nash
Email : jeff_nash@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Elbert, CO
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Excellent Photos! Am hoping someone out there might have a photo of an F-4C, tail number 64-0799, which I believe was assigned to the 12 TFW in SEA. 799 is on display at the Peterson AFB Air and Space Museum here in Colorado Springs, although it's painted in the markings of another F-4C, 63-7589 (MiG Killer from the 8 TFW). Just looking for a photo and any remembrances of 799 to tell the whole story of the jet.


76 Thu January 02 2003 - 02:16:12
Fullname : Domingo Davila
Email : sortie16@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Saginaw, MI
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at Phu Cat from April 67 to Feb 68 then was transferred to Cam Rhan AB. I was with the 12th Trans Sq. USAF as a Special Vehicle Repairman. Assigned to repair fire trucks, flight-line tow-vehicles and also worked about six weeks helping to set-up the BX while working for an Army Sarge. Just stumbled onto to your website and it's excellent. Brings back a lot of memories, keep up the good work and welcome home.


77 Wed January 01 2003 - 10:01:50
Fullname : James Griffis
Email : gunnyhk@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Florida
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : My Dad served a year at Phu Cat. He was there from December 1966 until December 1967. He was in food service. I like the photos. They remind me of some of my fathers.


78 Wed January 01 2003 - 01:54:10
Fullname : Glen Knight
Email : darniteaz@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Phx, Az
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at CRB Nov 66/67. I was a Surgery Tech at the 12th USAF Hosp. I lived in the tent called "7 Thieves" until our hootch was built. Eating out of tin and washing our "dishes" in soap and hot water. Cold water showers and out-houses w/ s--- Burning Details. What a time to live. Outdoor movies in the rain, wind and sand. Lots of surgery with a lot of succuss. Spent 30 days in Canto in the Delta to support the Red Cross. Looking for some of the names that come to mind: Terry, Mike, Pierre,Ken Richardson, San Mieguel. Enjoyed the photos & Thanks


79 Sat December 28 2002 - 17:16:30
Fullname : Andrew Clark
Email : Andy_Clark67@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : West Virginia
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am NAM VET myself, but I was Army 25th Infantry, Cu Chi 67- 68,, now I am a Chapter Service Officer for DAV Chapter here in my home town, we work hand in hand with a VET CENTER. I am trying to help a brother veteran, with a claim. He was with The 6498 Tech Fighter Wing , from Nov 72-March 73, anyone with any info or leads, as to where I can go, please respond to my e mail . We have sent for Archives Records, but you know that will take a while. Thanks Welcome Home Brothers! Andy_Clark67@yahoo.com


80 Wed November 27 2002 - 08:16:47
Fullname : paul a smith
Email : padas4243@juno.com
Where are you from? : mason oh
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : At camron jan 66 tojan 67 558tac ftr sq weapons mec. weapon load crew 13


81 Fri November 15 2002 - 01:01:24
Fullname : William T hutchinson USAF RET.
Email : Hwilliet1@aol.com
Where are you from? : DALLAS TEXAS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : CAM RONH 1966 QC A/C Maintance APG& ENGINE The F4 was a top A/C for the ramp tramp to work with. The AF maintance man working under adverse condition, with outstand results. I was stationed at CRB F4, 1966 PHU CAT F100 1968 ,DA NANG F4 1970 -71. The 12th TFW was outstand unit to serve with. Retired in 1975 SMSGT


82 Mon November 11 2002 - 08:42:18
Fullname : Lonnie M. Lewis
Email : labfrg134@aol.com
Where are you from? : Livingston, Alabama
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 12th Supply Squadron 1968-1969


83 Sun November 10 2002 - 21:27:27
Fullname : james sherrill grogan
Email : jsgrogan1@comcast.net
Where are you from? : glen ridge, NJ
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : Are you aware of a new model from CORGI's Aviation Archive Series? It is a finely detailed 1:72 scale of the F-4C flown by then Captain, now retired Lt. Gen E.G. "Buck" Shuler, who flew with the 12th from March 1968 to March 1969. info@corgiclassics.com


84 Sun November 10 2002 - 20:54:06
Fullname : Jim Cominella
Email : jkimo100@aol.com
Where are you from? : Brooklyn NY
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Retired from USAF in 1981. Assigned to 12 Air Police Sq from Jan 1966 to Jan 1967. Major Harron was the sq co. One of the flight sergeants were Joe Langone. Met up a few times over the years. This site brings back many memories. Remember sitting in the rain watching the flicks and drinking warm beer. Remember ranking the sand and heating c-rations over empty ammo boxes. Have many pics of the place and what it looked like at the beginning. Great job putting this site together.


85 Sat November 02 2002 - 01:48:49
Fullname : Kenneth G. Scott
Email : CrewLM77@aol.com
Where are you from? : St. Petersburg, Florida
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to the 12AEMS in Nov.63, right out of Autopilot Tech School at Amarillo AFB, Texas. What a shock to find F84's. About the following Jan,64, the F4's started to arrive and the love affair began. Was assigned to the 558th, for rotation to Naha, Okinawa. Saw the F4 crash into the sea, I believe in May 65. Returned to McDill, and I believe in Sept or Oct was notified of shipment to Vietnam. Arrived at Cam Rahn Bay, RVN Nov 65, and returned Nov 66. Remember some good times there,Baker Beach- still one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen- and alot of sad times - Midair near end of runway on approach. Remember a great bunch of guys- God, we were so young and immortal. Remember 12 hour days and C-rations for the Sunday evening meal. This site is really well done. Am trying to find a 65-66 era 558th Patch and a Spook Patch of the same time. Had Spook patch from McDonnald-Douglas, but appropriated by some unknown. Keep up the good work. Ken Scott


86 Sat October 26 2002 - 01:29:00
Fullname : Edward G."Ned" Montgomery
Email : monty@epix.net
Where are you from? : Harrisburg, PA
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was stationed at McDill in 1962 and transfered to Eglin, Field 1, Tactical Air Warfare Center. I met a lot of great people during my 4 year career as a Weapons Specialist on F84's & F4's.


87 Sun October 20 2002 - 09:54:34
Fullname : James Webb
Email : jimwebb31@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Nevada
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am A Retired Master Sargent who served in the 12th FMS Egress Shop NCOIC 1971 Untill Base closed. I transfered to Udorn RTAFB thailand .


88 Sun October 06 2002 - 03:14:00
Fullname : Dale Gieg
Email : dgiegs@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from? : Carmel, CA.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Just found the site. What memories. I was in the 558th from May 67-68. I was an F4 crewchief. My plane was XD63496 I think. Will have to look at some of my old pics. It was shot down early 68. The pilots ejected and returned to tell their rescue stories. Loved swimming in the South China Sea. Returned to George AFB and cross trained to a new tow reel system they had just received. Went tdy to McDill for training. This tow system was used at the William Tell tournaments. For my last 6 months in the AF, I flew back seat towing targets over Point Magu as an E4. Oh what fun. Hope to find some old cronies on this site. I did contact a guy from Michigan that went on to become a crewchief with a commercial airline company. His name is Martin Matzelle. Man time flies, this Cam Rahn Bay thing seems like yesterday.


89 Sat October 05 2002 - 06:47:03
Fullname : Daniel W. Lotz, Major, USAF, Ret.
Email : DWLOTZ@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from? : Haymarket, VA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Served in Intell shop from May to Nov 1971, then on to 7th TACC(Blue Chip)at TSN until May 1972. Great first assignment for a shavetail: learned alot about the USAF and served with a super bunch of guys, who've I continue to run into at various times in my career.


90 Wed October 02 2002 - 04:35:25
Fullname : Earl M. Owen
Email : earl1@tqci.net
Where are you from? : Calif. Maryland 20619
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I was an F4 crew chief in the 558 from Dec69-Dec69 Great site


91 Sun September 15 2002 - 04:19:43
Fullname : Wendell J. (Jim) Wilson
Email : wjwilson2@home.net
Where are you from? : Lubbock, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 12th Supply Squadron, 1965-1966


92 Tue September 10 2002 - 11:17:58
Fullname : Robert J. Acree
Email : bobnamy@dslextreme,com
Where are you from? : Chowchilla, Ca.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Thanks for the site, I arrived at Cam Ranh Bay September 7, 1969 assigned to the 558 TFS as F-4C crew chief type. When the Wing moved March of 1970 I was reassigned to the 421 TFS, 366 TFW in Da Nang. I made use of the beach while I was at Cam Ranh, real nice. I have slides of the base stored away somewhere. Thanks again Msgt Ret Robert J. Acree


93 Mon September 09 2002 - 05:34:40
Fullname : Dave Dietz
Email : dietzda@sunlink.net
Where are you from? : Selinsgrove, PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Worked in the air terminal '71 - '72, there were sure a lot of improvements from the early photos til I served there. I think this is a great site and I have it marked as a favorite and visit it quite often. Sooner or later someone who served with me will see this site, and when that happens please get in touch. Dan Rassmussen (Nebraska) and Randy Mattingly (Arkansas) are two that pop into my mind at this time. Keep up the good work on this site.


94 Sun September 01 2002 - 05:16:19
Fullname : Donald Cook
Email : Rosedoncook@MSN.com
Where are you from? : Denver, CO
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I just ran on to this web site and think it's great. I was an Intelligence officer from Dec. 66 to Dec. 67 doing primarily mission briefings. I had occasion to return to SVN in 1996 on a cruise that stopped at Vung Tau, Nha Trang and Da Nang and sailed right past ole CRB. My opinion - the country is still the pits.


95 Sat August 24 2002 - 12:45:02
Fullname : Joe Croom
Email : who2er@aol.com
Where are you from? : Stockton,CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was stationed at Cam Rahn Bay from 65-66..Worked at the Aerial Port Sqd.Do have some photos


96 Sat August 17 2002 - 09:45:45
Fullname : Monroe C. Smith MSGT.
Email : azangel@theriver.com
Where are you from? : Tucson, AZ.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Got to McDill afb. in Jan 63 assigned to 4453CCTW as a weapons mechanic. Didn't have A/C yet so was sent to avonics to assist in removing auto pilot systems on F-84's until our F-4's got there. My crew chief Was Grady Broxton & later Bobbie Hudson, I'm still in touch with Freddie Hamrick. Worked with a lot of really great people.


97 Sat August 17 2002 - 08:54:28
Fullname : Debbie McCabe
Email : MAVSnews@aol.com
Where are you from? : Houston, TX
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Looking for any who knew Jim Watson (or may have gone by name Lance David Morris) who served in Nam 1968 & 1969. He was from Cleveland, Tenn. Thank you!


98 Fri August 16 2002 - 22:59:52
Fullname : Glen Larsen
Email : gclarsen@prodigy.net
Where are you from? : Brighton, Mi.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I signed this guest book several years ago and have been following it since. I had contact with one of my old tent mates in CRB. Frank Lasky. Lost contact and would like to hear from him again. I was there from Jan 66 to Oct 66. AEMS shop. I have some pictures on this site. WELCOME HOME bro's. Thanks for the memories.


99 Wed August 14 2002 - 20:20:12
Fullname : Ken Jones
Email : ken.jones@hill.af.mil
Where are you from? : North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to the 12th TFW from August 1966 to August 1967 with duties as an Aircraft Electrician in the 12th FMS Electric Shop. I was an A1C, three stripes, while there.


100 Sun August 04 2002 - 23:34:23
Fullname : Tony Murello
Email : tojo1952@optonline.net
Where are you from? : Long Island NY
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in the 12th FEW from 1950-53.I guess no one else is still around from that time


101 Sun July 28 2002 - 17:35:27
Fullname : Rodney K. Bell
Email : udornvet@cox.net
Where are you from? : Baton Rouge, LA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Hello To all my fellow F-4 Phixer's! I went to F-4 school at MacDill AFB early 1973 before shipping out to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand to work the D Models... I interested in finding anyone here who served with my ex Father In Law Donald Burke, who served at CRB 1966-67...He was also a crew chief on F-4's. Just a side note, he was also a bartender at the Officers Club during his off duty...Anyone knowing him please contact me, and I'll forward the info to him... I have a pretty good web site on Udorn I put up about three years ago. Please give it a visit and sign in Brothers!! http://udornvet.com Welcome Home! Rodney Bell 432 TFW Udorn RTAFB 1973-74 13 TFS / 555 TFS / 14 TRS / 4 TFS


102 Sat July 27 2002 - 04:09:57
Fullname : James Webb
Email : jimwebb31@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Las Vegas NV.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a member of the 12th Ftr.Wing in in 1971 I was in the field maintance sq. untill Base closure . I was transfered to Udorn RTAFB.in November 1971.


103 Fri July 19 2002 - 05:38:19
Fullname : WILBURN J. BINGAMAN
Email : BINGOTET2@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Where are you from? : ILLINOIS
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I WAS WITH THE 366th TFW AT DENANG. THIS IS A MOST IMPRESSIVE PAGE.


104 Thu July 18 2002 - 04:44:02
Fullname : Charles B. York, CMsgt, USAF, Ret.
Email : gwrider_53@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : South Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a weapons loader (2 man) in the 557th from May '68 thru May '69. Steve Harvey was my first crew chief. Bill McKibben took over the entire load crew after Harvey left. The load crew stayed together for many months. A Msgt Murphy was the NCOIC and a Lt Stuckmeyer (sp) was the OIC. We had a great bunch of guys. I especially remember the pinochle games in the gun shop between loads. I have lots of pics if anyone is interested.


105 Mon July 08 2002 - 06:23:25
Fullname : Gdog N Gdog G
Email :
Where are you from? : Springfield, IL
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Stationed Phu Cat March '69 to March '70


106 Wed July 03 2002 - 06:06:07
Fullname : Richard (Rick) E. White
Email : whitehs@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Phoenix, Az
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Sure Glad I found your site along with all the other links. Found out I earned a decoration and didn't know it until 35 years later.


107 Fri June 07 2002 - 01:04:25
Fullname : Johnny Godley
Email : jgodley@lowcountry.com
Where are you from? : South Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I think this a great site for us old air force people tohave and can look back on the memories of a life that is long gone but will never be forgotten by the few have been there. was a macdill from Feb. 64 til Sep. of 67 made afew friends and would like to hear from some old ones who was there. Was in the jet engine field flight line dispatch.


108 Thu June 06 2002 - 03:36:04
Fullname : JOHN WARREN GUNTHER
Email : PAHILLRUNNER@CS.COM
Where are you from? : CURRENTLY IN VA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 1969, I ARRIVED AT PHU CAT AIR BASE WHEN THE SOUIX CITY AIR GUARD WAS STATION THERE WITH THE F-100 AIR CRAFT. I CAME DOWN FROM DA NANG AIR BASE, WHEN THE 480 TFS, F-4C AIRCRAFT TRANSFERRED DOWN FROM DA NANG. I WORKED THE FLIGHT LINE FOR THE PROPULSION BRACH, ON THE GE-J79-ENGINES. I LEFT PHU CAT AIR BASE, RVN ON MAY OF 1970. I HAVE FOND MEMIORES OF MY TOUR IN VIET NAM AND WOULD GO BACK IF THE US GOVERMENT SAID I HAD TO. MY RANK AT THAT TIME WAS SGT (E4).


109 Tue June 04 2002 - 09:18:38
Fullname : John Cawein, MSgt USAF Ret
Email : johnso6233_1@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Shelbyville, Indiana
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a weapons loader assigned to the 15th TFW in 1962. Worked both the F-84 and F-4B. I beleive in 64 we started getting F-4C. Went TDY to Clark in May 65 and came back to McDill in Oct 65. Transferred to the 12 TFW for deployment to CRB. Left McDill aboard a C-130 on the 27 of Dec. 1965. Assigned to the 558 TFS at CRB as a weapons loader. Return to Us on the 20 of Dec.65. I believe we were the second squadon deployed to CRB. Lived in Tents. I would be interested in hearing from anyone from that time frame.


110 Mon June 03 2002 - 09:31:28
Fullname : Dewayne Compton, MSgt AF Ret
Email : coot2207@earthlink .net
Where are you from? : Florida now living in Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to the 12th USAF Hospital, Environmental Health Services Oct 69 - Oct 70.


111 Tue May 28 2002 - 10:05:38
Fullname : Mark Bacon
Email : iceman01@airwarvietnam.com
Where are you from? : Anchorage, Alaska
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Great site. Lots of interesting information. Would like those that are interested to contribute the history of their unit to http://airwarvietnam.com The site will feature stories and information on SEA flying units and scans of photographs and patches. Those that contribute will have a link from their section to their site. This sites purpose is to honor those that paid the ultimate price and to help promote sites of individual units and organizations that have a SEA focus. Thanks for your time. Mark, USAF, Ret.


112 Wed May 22 2002 - 02:44:06
Fullname : Jeff Pierson
Email : Chantey@aol.com
Where are you from? : Florida
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : Great to see something from my experiences in Vietnam. I was with Detachment 23 of the 1st Weather Group in 1971. Brings back memories.


113 Fri May 03 2002 - 00:04:17
Fullname : Mark Hunt
Email : mhunt@surfsouth.com
Where are you from? : Albany, Georgia
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : This is a great site. Looking at some of the old photos brings back a lot of memories. I was at Cam Ranh Bay from Dec.68 to Dec.69. I was a crew cheif assigned to the 12th TAS (Transient alert squadron). we were located on the east ramp between the F-4's and Caribou's. Driving the "FOLLOW-ME" trucks, we had the liberty of driving back and forth accross both runways and visiting all of the chow halls. The Navy had the best chow on the west ramp. Some of the memories I have are of the Green eggs (powdered eggs) and rubber bread (I still don't know what it was made of). I also remember streaching a bed sheet between the hootches to show rather risqe movies. It did'nt mater which side you sat on because it showed on both sides of the makeshift screen. I don't remember many names but some that come to mind are "Rigdon, Parsons, Jones and Duffy. I remember someone painting a set of Red balls on somebodies pet duck to represent the 559th or 558th mascot. It was a goat if I recall correctly.


114 Fri May 03 2002 - 00:04:06
Fullname : Mark Hunt
Email : mhunt@surfsouth.com
Where are you from? : Albany, Georgia
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : This is a great site. Looking at some of the old photos brings back a lot of memories. I was at Cam Ranh Bay from Dec.68 to Dec.69. I was a crew cheif assigned to the 12th TAS (Transient alert squadron). we were located on the east ramp between the F-4's and Caribou's. Driving the "FOLLOW-ME" trucks, we had the liberty of driving back and forth accross both runways and visiting all of the chow halls. The Navy had the best chow on the west ramp. Some of the memories I have are of the Green eggs (powdered eggs) and rubber bread (I still don't know what it was made of). I also remember streaching a bed sheet between the hootches to show rather risqe movies. It did'nt mater which side you sat on because it showed on both sides of the makeshift screen. I don't remember many names but some that come to mind are "Rigdon, Parsons, Jones and Duffy. I remember someone painting a set of Red balls on somebodies pet duck to represent the 559th or 558th mascot. It was a goat if I recall correctly.


115 Wed May 01 2002 - 05:40:52
Fullname : DC "Surfer" Johnson
Email : dmacnuts@gte.net
Where are you from? : Hawaii
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : This site is excellent, moves smoothly through the pages and "reacts" well to changes. I was a Pararescueman on the BUFF Jollys out of Udorn from 1967-1969. There are a few TripNic guys out there that we picked up around the PDJ, Mu Gia & Tchepone. I'd like to hear from you. I am forming a data base on personel we picked up so that our JG & PJ assn's could have guest speakers from past pickups. I am looking for info on a call sign "Rustic." Thanks for supporting us with the flak hit the fan.


116 Sat March 30 2002 - 02:12:53
Fullname : Louis Van Marlowe
Email : CACCLT@AOL.COM
Where are you from? : Charlotte, North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Thank you all for a job well done. It is like looking back at someone else's life as some of the memories of my Vietnam experience at Cam Rahn Bay June 1966-June 1967 are brought to mind. I was in the 557th Squadron there as an A1C, Crew Chief. Thanks


117 Tue March 26 2002 - 08:27:37
Fullname : Marshall E. Crum
Email : crumwell@atlantic.net
Where are you from? : Florida
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Very good job. I was flabbergasted to see the likeness of me as a 23 year old First Lt. GIB. That Tim Boddie was really sneaky with his camera.


118 Sat March 16 2002 - 09:01:01
Fullname : Edgar J. Cerezo
Email : ecerezo@aol.com
Where are you from? : Miami, Florida
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Served in 12th engine shop flight line dispatch from 10/66 to 7/67. Previously at McDill with 15th FMS. Previous to that went TDY to Clark during initial "police action over the north". Ended up in Homestead AFB and stayed with Eastern Airlines until the end and retirement. Would love to hear from former buddies. Would like to locate Kenny Sutter from New York that was stationed in Da Nang and later at George AFB.


119 Thu March 14 2002 - 06:09:11
Fullname : Philip D Dickinson
Email : hooch558@aculink.net
Where are you from? : Kennebunk,Maine now Pueblo West Colorado
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Crewchief in 558th at Cam Ranh Bay from Sept 1968 to Aug 1969. Like to hear from anyone who remembers me!


120 Sun March 10 2002 - 22:29:19
Fullname : Jimmie Simmons
Email : jimmsimm@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Arkansas City, Kansas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 421st MMS from Jan 68 till Aug 69. Most of the time was spent in the dump driving trucks or fork lifts. I do enjoy this site very much.


121 Wed February 20 2002 - 07:20:23
Fullname : Gregory Nelson
Email : akita-1@swbell.net
Where are you from? : Now Wichita KS / Then Marion Iowa
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I have a few stories but is this site an independant or USAF ?


122 Tue February 19 2002 - 03:22:58
Fullname : Bruce Lane
Email : silverstar@netscope.net
Where are you from? : Va.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in the 12th and 15th. at McDill AFB and Cam Rahn Bay. FMS Hydraulics shop, 1967 & '68. Would like to locate other Hydraulics Airmen that was there at the same time..E-mail me...


123 Mon February 18 2002 - 23:28:30
Fullname : WILLIAM R. GETTS
Email : billge@email.msn.com
Where are you from? : Fairborn, Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I signed the previous guestbook back in Jan 00. I was assigned to 12th (557th) from Sep 66 to Sep 67. I worked in the Intelligence Division (Briefing/de- briefing section). Major Bartholowmew(?) was the Director. I would like to hear from someone that can tell me if Colonel Normanc C. Gaddis made it home. He was the Director of Operations and Col T. McNeil was the Commander. Col Gaddis went down in the summer of 1967 if I remember correctly. I would like to make contact with Don Workman who was assigned to the Caribou outfit. He also played in the CW Band at the NCO Club. He played a 5 string Mandolin and was popular for Playing Wheels and The Orange Bloosum. Thanks MSgt Bill Getts MSgt Ret


124 Mon February 18 2002 - 06:44:53
Fullname : Mike Kraft
Email : mekraft20@aol.com
Where are you from? : Logan Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Was crew chief with 391st.TFS Sept66-Sept67


125 Fri February 15 2002 - 01:07:30
Fullname : Bruce Swander
Email : BruceSwander@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Washington, DC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Am setting up a hometown Memorial for KIA's from southern Wisconsin. Only 2 USAF men died from the County...both with 12TFW...557TFS: Maj John DeBock (3 Aug 67) and Capt Donald Downing (MIA on 5 Sept 67). If anyone remembers either of the pilots, pls email me. Thanks.


126 Wed February 13 2002 - 21:14:25
Fullname : TSgt Peter Law
Email : peter.law@randolph.af.mil
Where are you from? : 12th Flying Training Wing RAFB, TX
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I am the historian for the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph AFB TX. I'm seeking an image (scan) of the patch used by the 12th Security Forces during the Vietnam War. The current commander of the 12th Security Forces Sq. has asked me to find out what the Vietnam era emblem looked like. The current emblem was approved after the 12th activated at Randolph in 1972 and bears no resemblance to anything that was used pre 1972. Please let me know if you can help me. Thanks!


127 Thu January 31 2002 - 06:13:39
Fullname : Jim Bauman
Email : jm3245@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Fostoria, OH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at Phu Cat for 30 days (67) than re-assigned to Cam Rhan 67-68..worked in Supply Squadron..Retired from AF in 89 now I am a radio DJ in a small town here in Ohio. Any other Supply troops from Cam Rhan 67-68 E Mail me!! Welcome Home Bros and ladies!!


128 Thu January 31 2002 - 04:51:01
Fullname : Tom Jaeger
Email : tjaeg@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Pahump Nevada
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : was stationed at macdill 67-68, xferred to cam rahn bay 68-69, air craft instruments, 12aems, also left the usaf and then spent the next 22 years int the uscg


129 Fri January 25 2002 - 00:43:24
Fullname : Colleen (Cockerham) Fross
Email : AV8tor_fross
Where are you from? : Wichita, Kansas
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Love the Web site. My dad is a member of the 12thTFW and I am damn proud of him and his service to our country. It will never been forgotten. God bless the U.S.A. and the soldiers that are defending Her honor today.


130 Thu January 24 2002 - 01:58:57
Fullname : Paul Lazarski
Email :
Where are you from? : Tularosa N.M.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Note for Glenn Thorenson, recent signer. Tried to e-mail you Glenn but kept returning. I remember you. Re check your address or contact me at paul@wazoo.com Paul


131 Mon January 21 2002 - 09:33:52
Fullname : Wayne Parkerson
Email : wlp_1947@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Memphis, Tn.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Served at Phu Cat (Bomb Dump) May 68 - May 69.


132 Thu January 17 2002 - 22:19:40
Fullname : Donald Cicconi
Email : cicconid@ncr.disa.mil
Where are you from? : Monessen, PA, now Dale City, VA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served with the 12th CES, heavy equipment operator, 12 Dec 66 - 12 Dec 67. Looking for anyone I served with, (J.J.Johnson, R. Romeo, T. Warwick, etc.).


133 Wed January 16 2002 - 04:34:47
Fullname : Ron Titus
Email : barny@bellatlantic.net
Where are you from? : New Jersey
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Anyone remembering Bruce Edward Lawrence, Mia'd, shot down North Vietnam 7/5/68 and would like to contribute information or photos to his Memorial Site, please visit: http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html


134 Mon January 14 2002 - 08:27:30
Fullname : glenn thoreson md, flight surgeon
Email : glennthoreson@meritcare.com
Where are you from? : Mayville, ND
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was the 559tfs flight surgeon june68 to june 69, with the Billygoats". Anyone remember?


135 Mon January 14 2002 - 03:47:57
Fullname : Philip Dwight Dickinson
Email : phild@bacavalley.com
Where are you from? : Kennebunk,Maine now retired in Raton, New Mexico
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was crewchief in the 558th at Cam Ranh Bay from sept 68 to august 69. Would like to here from anyone who remembers me.


136 Thu January 10 2002 - 06:19:13
Fullname : Stephen (steve)K Price
Email : skprice@ameritech.net
Where are you from? : brownsburg,indiana
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was @ CRB oct69 then moved to DaNang f-4 jet engine shop my brother Donald Richard(Dick) Price flew the F-4 out of CRB jul67-jul68 he just passed away the 4Jan2002,some of you might have known him there. He retired as a Major after 20yrs


137 Fri January 04 2002 - 22:52:27
Fullname : Chuck Jones
Email : chuck1j@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Alabama living in Panama City, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : J43151C aircraft mechanic, A3C then A2C assigned to flight line maintenance, 557th TFS from Feb '66 to Feb '67. Arrived at CRB thru Clark AB, during "project limelight" build-up. Lived in "boy scout camp" at Clark for 25-30 days awaiting further assignment to someplace in RVN. Got off the MAC contract bird at CRB while they refuelled, on my way to Phan Rang with a few other guys that came from Maxwell AFB with me. A grizzled old chief came over to us and asked "any of you boys work on airplanes?", we all raised our hands and that was the end of our journey... never did make it to Phan Rang! Some of my tent mates were; Dennis (Fuzz) Lytle - No. Carolina, Patrick Chauffee - Louisana, Ralph Neimeyer - ?? I also remember a friend named Jimmy Dolittle III who was assigned to the 391st, I think - grandson of "The" Jimmy Dolittle if I recall correctly. A few memories are; Day off trips to Navy port, hitch a ride on a "six-by", 2 hour wait in line for short launch ride to "Sally", USS Salisbury Sound, 3 or 4 hours on-board, then back to port again, just to get some "real" ice-cream. 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week. My day-off was Tuesday. Work for 12, go eat, go to the tent, play poker for 6, sleep for 4, shower, go eat, and back to work. Replacing wing-fold actuators in F4's. Earning two 3-day passes to Nha Trang in 12 months. Eating lobster meal for $3.00 in Nha Trang restaurant. Riding in cyclos. Cookouts on Baker Beach. Trading wall lockers to the Aussies for steaks. Christmas party at ROK Marines encampment, we took bottles, they provided food. VC ears hanging from the antenna on ROK Marines jeep. "Sorry 'bout that", "No.1", and "No.10" were the phrases of the time. Bob Hope USO show, President Johnson's visit, working after-duty hours for $5.00 per hour (great money!) for a contractor mopping non-slip coating "slurryseal" on taxiways and PSP at night after runway closed. I have a few pix and piles of 35mm slides if anyone is interested. Retired USAF 1990 after 26 years. Contact by e-mail.


138 Fri January 04 2002 - 06:41:59
Fullname : Mike Daoust
Email : skycop68@aol.com
Where are you from? : Bay City, Mi
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was with the 12th Security Police Sq.Jan,1968- Jan-1969. Phantom Flight.


139 Tue December 11 2001 - 18:38:43
Fullname : Gary Dell
Email : GDELL@peoplepc.com
Where are you from? : Allen Park, Michigan
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at CRB 1968-1969,January with the 12th CES Fire Dept. Hope to here from other fire fighter that were at CRB.


140 Mon December 10 2001 - 06:33:36
Fullname : Earl P. Reichert
Email : earrei@msn.com
Where are you from? : Vancouver, Washington
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was a TSgt at CRB in 1967 to May 68 and again in Sept 69 until moved to DaNang in 1970. Worked Flight Line Maintenance for the F4 Jet shop, and also Quality Control the second time around, Knew a lot of great people and would like to hear from some of them.


141 Wed December 05 2001 - 02:44:43
Fullname : Mike Parr
Email : micparr@aol.com
Where are you from? : Apple Valley, CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at CRB from Jul 66 to Jul 67, worked at the CBPO, Did officer's assignments. I remember the big BX being built, moving the outdoor movie screen to the other side of the base, I was there before the female nurse's arrived. Some of the best memories are of the ship arriving with Sam Miguel beer, trips to Saigon, Nha Trang. Would like to hear from other guys from the CBPO, had a drinking buddy from the 555 white Horse construction sq, Steve Fontaine, where are you?


142 Wed November 28 2001 - 21:41:19
Fullname : Harold J Renninger
Email : batcat26@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : St. Pete Fla.
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I was with the 15th TFW QC when the 12th was at MacDill, If anyone remembers the incident at MacDill when 4ea 2.75 rockets were released from a parked 84F on the flightline at MacDill during the cuban crisis, e-mail me.


143 Tue November 27 2001 - 20:56:30
Fullname : Don McCarthy
Email : LMAC7041@aol.com
Where are you from? : Connecticut
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am presently attempting to answer a question regarding the April 4 - August 6, 1966, deploymnt of the 45th. TFS from MacDill AFB to Ubon RTAF. I am attempting to establish what became of the 45th. TFS F-4's. Were they left at Ubon are brought back to MacDill at the completion of the deployment in Aug. 66.


144 Sun November 25 2001 - 08:00:50
Fullname : Stephen D. Leech
Email : sleech@sc.rr.com
Where are you from? : South Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : PSO/GIB 391st & 558th Feb 68 - Feb 69. Very focused on flying while I was at CRB. It is good to see the stories of some of the people who kept us going.


145 Tue November 13 2001 - 05:23:39
Fullname : Ronald Burch
Email : Chiefburch@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Waynesboro Virginia
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was An A1C with the 12th Supply squadron from Apr 69 - Apr 70. Since then, went on made a career with the Air Force and retired from Dover ,De. in 1997 as CMSgt. Some good and sad memories. I will always remember the outdoor movies in the rain and "Luther" running the projector. Perimenter flares would brighten the night and folks would continue watching the flick and drinking their beer !


146 Mon November 12 2001 - 22:25:48
Fullname : Doris M. Roddick
Email : WuzyWuz@webtv.net
Where are you from? : Concord, California
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : My nephew, John Raymond Silva serve with tis unit in Japan during Vietnam War.


147 Thu November 08 2001 - 06:09:18
Fullname : Ted Olson
Email : tolson95@mail.com
Where are you from? : Minneapolis, MN
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : With the 12th A&E in CRB from September 68 to 69. I can see we had many improvements from the 66/67 time frame, like our 2 story barracks and ice cream trucks. Was at George before and went to McCord afterwards. Thanks for the memories....


148 Sun November 04 2001 - 08:05:01
Fullname : Michael G. Lusby
Email : gollie01@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Laredo, TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I can't express the pride I felt at the dedication of the 12TFW memorial. A job well done under difficult circumstances, no surprise considering those who were working on the project. My father would be proud. Thank you all. Mike Lusby


149 Sat November 03 2001 - 03:45:04
Fullname : Ron Titus
Email : barny@bellatlantic.net
Where are you from? : New Jersey
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : If anyone remembers BRUCE EDWARD LAWRENCE, shot down,MIA'd on 7/15/68 and would like to contribute to his hometown memorial site please visit: http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html


150 Fri November 02 2001 - 07:38:20
Fullname : Michael Anthony
Email : coco1025@adelphia.net
Where are you from? : Grand Island, N.Y.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was stationed at McDill A.F.B. between the years of 1972 to 1974 in the repair and reclamation shop.


151 Tue October 30 2001 - 22:15:02
Fullname : Ritchie Hollingsworth
Email : ritchieh@pacbell.net
Where are you from? : Fair Oaks, CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : My late father, Col. James (Holli) Hollingsworth, was the commander of the 559th at MacDill, AFB during transition to the F-4's. He passed away when I was in high school. Would love to hear from those who flew with him.


152 Sun October 28 2001 - 21:31:01
Fullname : JS Grogan
Email : jsgrogan@home.com
Where are you from? : Glen Ridge, NJ
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : My late uncle, a Vice Commander of the 12th in 1968-69, spent a week at "SNAKE SCHOOL" in the Phillipines shortly after his arrival in Viet Nam. Can any one out there tell me what "SNAKE SCHOOL" was all about?


153 Fri October 12 2001 - 10:01:17
Fullname : John Cawein
Email : johnso6233_1@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Shelbyville, In
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was a Weapons Load Crew Chief in the 599th. Was station at CRB from 5 Jan 66 to 20 Dec 66. Got to come home early for Christmas because of operation Santa Clause. We deployed out of McDill on 27 Dec 65.


154 Fri October 12 2001 - 01:07:01
Fullname : Arthur Chapman
Email : Norton939@aol.com
Where are you from? : Palm Harbor FL
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : Former ! Sgt 12th Field Maintenence Sq.How do I get into the discussion group?


155 Tue October 09 2001 - 09:33:20
Fullname : Larry Ragan
Email : lragan@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Jax., Fl.
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : 412th MMS 9/67-9/68 Got to go to Kunsan, Korea when the "Pueblo" got caught (1/68) so we could unload ordnance out of coal cars during blizzards, and the pleasure of returning to CRB for the Tet offensive of '68. Assigned to Tri Service (Mud hole) storage area. Wonder what the place looks like now. Not the favorite year of my life, but had great friends.


156 Sun October 07 2001 - 16:54:49
Fullname : Henry (Hank) P. Bruckner
Email : acrobat@pixi.com
Where are you from? : Honlulu, HI
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was a Wing intel guy at Phu Cat, Nov '70 - Nov '71 doing targets and mission briefs. Also worked with SP intel det on base defense, lived with the TASS guys and the Headhunters (I was Tired 22, but that's another story) and probably drank way too much. Lots of memories--I'll dig up and send some photos. Sorry it took me so long to find the site!


157 Fri October 05 2001 - 10:16:24
Fullname : Everett P. Rein
Email : emehr2@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Barstow, CA
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : This military relic deployed as an Autopilot maintenance technician to Naha AB with the 12th TFW as a member of 555th TFS in Nov 1965. Our Triple Nickle intentions were to join rest of (12th) Wing at Cam Ranh after our 5 month visit to the Rock. But, as most Wing members know, the 555th ended up at Udorn, then Ubon, Thailand. My brother in-law, Jack Barnhill, who deployed at the same time as I did from MacDill, was a member of the 558th at the Bay. He was my Autopilot shop supervisor at MacDill. ....Excellent web site. We just moved from Illinois (Staunton) to work in So. Cal. Never knew your web site existed until after we moved.


158 Thu October 04 2001 - 09:04:08
Fullname : Steve Heine
Email : heine@clover.net
Where are you from? : Cambridge, Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Served 2/70 ti 2/71-12th Hospital, later 483rd Hospital in Sgt Major's Office at Hospital. Remember driving the Crackerbox all over the base. Now a lawyer in Ohio. Live near a hospital, still get up in the night when a "dustoff" comes in.


159 Sat September 29 2001 - 00:16:17
Fullname : Joseph "Skip" Sarnelli
Email : jasarnelli@adelphia.net
Where are you from? : TDY from Yokota to Det#2 Cam Ranh,556 Recon Sq.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : My name is Skip Sarnelli and I was a Crew Chief with the 556 Recon Sqd. We flew from Yokota AB, Japan to Det 2 @ Cam Ranh Bay, RVN. Flying the C-130BII Airplanes from Aug 1969 to Aug 1971, we primarily flew along the Ho Chi Min Trail doing intelligence gathering. One of my questions is " Does anyone remember the rocket attack on the mess hall at Herkey Hill. One guy took shrapnel through the lung and survived. It was a deliberate attack due to the firing of the Vietnamese mess hall workers that were caught stealing silverware".


160 Thu September 27 2001 - 03:16:24
Fullname : James Sherrill Grogan
Email : jsgrogan@home.com
Where are you from? : Glen Ridge, NJ
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I wish to note in your guestbook how much I appreciate the kind words from Bobby Sutton and Ken Hopkins regarding the passing of my uncle, Col. G.D. Page. Your response means a lot to me and the rest of the family. Thank you gentlemen.


161 Tue September 25 2001 - 08:53:31
Fullname : Roger Schrater
Email : rogerjeanita1@home.com
Where are you from? : Albany, Oregon
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Hi! I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, 12th. USAF Hospital from June of 67 through June of 68....At the time I left for the World, I was NCOIC of Ward 11..(orthopedics).. I have many photos of the Hosp., Village,Bay area, etc, etc,. Would like to E others stationed at the 12th. Hosp. etc. and trade photos....This is a really great web site!!!!!!!


162 Tue September 25 2001 - 07:30:07
Fullname : Linda Lusby Pinegar
Email : linpine@worldnet.att.com
Where are you from? : San Angelo, Tx
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Thank you to each of you who were involved in planning and participating in the memorial dedication service on 16 Sept. Mike and I met some of you (Gene Rust, Ron Doughty, Bobby Sutton, Tom Pirtle) but there were others we did not meet that I know who were just as involved but could not make the event itself! Our congratulations on an event that although not just what you had hoped for still turned out to be one of remembrance and an appropriate reminder of those we knew and loved. Please know that the families and friends of those men whose names appear on that wall are forever grateful for that special place to come and be reminded of our husbands, fathers and sons. May each of you feel the "peace that passes understanding" from having carried through with a noble effort on behalf of your fallen comrades. God Bless America! Linda M. Lusby Pinegar


163 Thu September 20 2001 - 01:40:56
Fullname : james Sherrill grogan
Email : jsgrogan@home.com
Where are you from? : glen ridge, nj
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I sadly report that my uncle, Col. G.D. Page (retired), Vice Commander of the 12th TFW, died Dec. 28th of last year. Uncle Darrell served with the 12th in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969, flying his last mission on July 18th. He retired in August of 1969. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him.


164 Fri September 14 2001 - 01:43:28
Fullname : Tony Murello
Email : tojo1952@optonline.net
Where are you from? : Long Island NY
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Just trying to see if anyone from the 12th Ftr Escort Wing has found this page yet.I was in the FMS early 50's


165 Fri September 07 2001 - 23:02:29
Fullname : Dale R. Simons
Email : drsimons76901@netscape.net
Where are you from? : San Angelo, TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at Cam Ranh Bay from 7/67 to 7/68. Assigned to 12th Supply Sq for a couple months, then to Hq 12TFW. Since I worked for the command section, we knew almost immediately when we lost an aircraft, also worked on the visit of the President - enjoyed working with Herschel Wolfe, Wally Poe, Chief Sandner, Major Normile and Col Brett among a host of others - sure did upset a lot of folks at the gun room when I turned in a Chicom machinegun that we had kept in our hootch for the most of a year - present from a FAC off the end of the runway at Tuy Hoa - also when it came time to go home, the Russians hijacked out bird and we had to wait for another one - I retired in 1977 at Carswell.


166 Tue September 04 2001 - 06:43:32
Fullname : GeneThweatt
Email : genethweat@aol.com
Where are you from? : Evansville IN 47725
How good do you think this site is : Its ok
Comments : okokok


167 Tue September 04 2001 - 05:48:09
Fullname : Jim Darr
Email : jimdarr@socket.net
Where are you from? : Alton Illinois & mid Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was in the 12th FMS Egress Shop (ejection seats) from late March 1968 till same 69. This web site brought back many memories. Was also at Homestead AFB FL. before Vietnam and George AFB Calif afterwards, both of these bases now are closed. Another amazing thing is I was vacationing in Colorado in late July of this year and seen the 12th TFW Memorial on the way to the Royal Gorge, what a neat site and well deserved tribute. Just had to stop and look at that F-4- what a plane. Maintained and flown by GREAT PEOPLE!


168 Tue September 04 2001 - 02:40:29
Fullname : WALT STACKHOUSE
Email : WSTACK4247@AOL.COM
Where are you from? : PHILA SUBURBS
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was at phucat from august of 1966 to july 1967 the sarge and I STARTED THE BASE EXCHANGE THERE. I NEED A CONTACT SO AS TO SHARE MY SLIDES WITH THE VARIOUS SITES


169 Mon September 03 2001 - 10:35:18
Fullname : Michael E. Jacobssen
Email : ShehabF15S@aol.com
Where are you from? : Fort Worth, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Howdy, I was a 19yr old F-4D (66-7742) crew chief with the 480th when I arrived at Phu Cat on 22 Dec 69. Remember spending alot of time on Cobra row that year as a result of 742 flying so well. Remember the day 66-0629 bellied in,... also the unfortunate accident where the C-47 was cleared in too close behind the C-141's take off and ground looped and caught fire as a result of the jet wash. Also have a pic of the Mig-15 we captured and put in the end revetment on Cobra row. And I was part of the team that did the throttles "finger lifts" [idle to cutoff] modification on all the 480th planes in 1970. Made some great friends that year, but have never seen one since I left in Dec 1970. Thanx to all of you and welcome home. Mike


170 Wed August 29 2001 - 08:17:41
Fullname : Eugene C. Head
Email : eugeneh@bestweb.net
Where are you from? : 12th USAF Hospital
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I was in country 2/67-2/68, looking for others that were in the 12th USAF Hosp during that time.


171 Mon August 27 2001 - 11:48:15
Fullname : Dan Imhoff
Email : imhoffsd@aol.com
Where are you from? : Minnesota
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was a 46250 jammer driver from August '67 to August '68. Bet I could still pop a wheelie with an mj-1 if I could get on one again (ground support folks would really get pissed off). TDY to Kunson and Tegou Korea and back to the 559th. Looking for Steve Hayes, Cliff Hein, Mike Cavenaugh, Chuck (Mother) Hubbard, Ralph DeAngeles. Great site. Lots of memories.


172 Thu August 23 2001 - 10:03:27
Fullname : Tony Morris
Email : tmmorris@mail.icongrp.com
Where are you from? : Schererville, Indiana
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : Wonderful site ! I was with the 12th Security Police Sq. and spent many hours in, around, and on the Flt.line. I'm a member of the Vietnam Sec.Police Ass. and other Vet org. When I found your site (even though I was a cop) I felt at home with friends. I collect models of the F-4 and feel it is one of the most beautiful aircraft still. I returned to VN January of 2000. Twenty of us, flew to Hanoi and road our bicycles to Saigon. What a trip !! Welcome home to all. Keep the Faith, TM 12th SPS CRB, 69-70


173 Tue August 21 2001 - 08:41:37
Fullname : Thomas Robert Jansen
Email : TJATCORNER@aol.com
Where are you from? : Port Huron, Michigan
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I enjoyed the site a great deal. I am an Air Traffic Controller that was stationed at CRB Dec., '69 to June, '71.


174 Sat August 11 2001 - 08:27:16
Fullname : David V. Claterbaugh
Email : davclater@home.com
Where are you from? : Carrollton, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : My best friend, Lt. Quentin Lusby, Jr., was killed in the crash of his Phantom while serving at Naha Air Base in the mid sixties. Although he never flew a combat mission, I think of him as heroic as those that served in Nam and other wars. We went through grade and high school together enjoying many hours together playing football and baseball. He was a natural leader serving as captain of most of our high school teams and was president of our graduating class in 1956. After we married, "Butch" (as he was know to his friends) and his wife Linda would spend most weekends with my wife and I playing board games or going to athletic events. After all these years I still have dreams of "Butch" every now and then. But in my dreams he is always just as he was then, a young man with ambitions and goals for his life. He was born to be a pilot and died doing the very thing he loved to do. He left behind his wife and a young son that never really got to know his Dad but followed in his footsteps. His son, Ret. Captain Mike Lusby, was also a pilot flying 'Copters. Even in death he is still my best friend.


175 Thu August 09 2001 - 05:45:05
Fullname : RON STANFORD
Email :
Where are you from? : LAKE JACKSON,TEXAS
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I WAS AT OLAD AT DALAT RVN,67-68, 14TH AERIAL PORT SQ.


176 Tue July 31 2001 - 07:03:32
Fullname : jbob chalfin
Email : bchalfin@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Newport, Mich
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I was with the 1881st comm sq from Feb 66 to Feb 67. Very primitive at first but it got a little more bearable later. I remember the hot sand, cold showers and ambient temp beer. LBJ's visit in 66 had us raking sand to make it look neat around the shit-burners. Keeping empty cans half full of water on the legs of our cots for critter protection and hearing lizards running around the upper frame of our tent are what I won't forget. Also eating outta a mess-kit for a year won't leave me either. Bob


177 Fri July 27 2001 - 04:38:21
Fullname : Steven M. Smith
Email : grnthmb625@aol.com
Where are you from? : Climax, North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served with the 12th CES (grounds) from 1/69 until 7/69. My tour was cut short due to injury while TDY to Phan Rang. Thanks for the memories. Would like to hear from friends that might read this.


178 Wed July 25 2001 - 21:49:06
Fullname : Barry Cowan
Email : barryc043@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Half Moon Bay, California
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I saw a news report that Russia is closing their air base at Cam Ranh Bay!


179 Sat July 14 2001 - 07:00:18
Fullname : Philip Grant
Email : pgrant1@nc.rr.com
Where are you from? : Bangor, Maine
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was in the the 12th TFW A&E at McDill from Sept 1963. I was part of the 555th that went to Naha AFB on a 3 month TDY that ended up being 5 months. Even though the 555 was moved to the 15th TFW and went back to McDill and not to Viet Nam, I was and am proud to have been part of the 12th. This web site brings back very fond memories and I appriciate it. Some of the peopel I remember were Perry Searcy, Nevin Martin, Gary Baird, Carl Werz, Sgt. Bratton, Larry Laforest, and many other faces, but the names escape me. Thank you again, Phil Grant


180 Fri July 13 2001 - 00:23:51
Fullname : John E. Mooney, Jr.
Email : john.mooney@cobuck.ang.af.mil
Where are you from? : 140th Wing, Buckley AFB, CO
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : We are honored to provide a 4-ship flyby of F16s from the Colorado Air National Guard for your Memorial Dedication Ceremony on 16 Sep 01.


181 Thu July 12 2001 - 00:49:33
Fullname : Jeffrey J Fleck
Email : Jeffrey.Fleck@mostjo.ang.af.mil
Where are you from? : Chicago/KC MO
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was the 37TFW wing DIFM driver/PACAF trained killer (SP augie) Jul68-69. Due to a personality conflict with my then boss, I spent over 60 nights on Augie duty. I remember one night being in the bunker at the north end of the runway when a F4 was landing with a wingman (that usually means trouble) and he got lower then the bunker. That got my attention! The SP with me started to run, he must have thought he was real fast! Glad I found this site. MSGT Jeff Fleck, NCOIC EW shop, MOANG


182 Wed July 11 2001 - 05:57:26
Fullname : Denny Hessler
Email : dennhess@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Nicktown,Pa
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in the 557 as a jammer driver on a weapons load crew from July 67-Jan69.Ron Dannekas was my crew chief,along with Dave Nagle and Dave Denton.Any of you guys out there?


183 Tue July 10 2001 - 04:57:59
Fullname : John A. Macioce
Email : johnmacioce@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Centerport L.I. originally,now in Grimesland,NC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was transferred to Phu-Cat from Danang in July,1969 with two squadrons of F4Ds.Worked the flightline as a weapons loader until DEROS in April of 1970.I love this site!!


184 Mon July 09 2001 - 10:31:46
Fullname : DONALD J. OTTENS
Email : djottens@ipa.net
Where are you from? : BENTON,AR
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : MAY69/MAY70 12TH. TRANS. CAM RANH BAY


185 Wed July 04 2001 - 09:57:34
Fullname : Burdette Anderson
Email : andebur@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Belgrade, Montana
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served in the 557th from 8/67 to 8/68. Groung Crew Chief Sgt.B. Anderson, nickname [Andy]. Our Maintence officer was Maj. Pete Kemp.


186 Sun July 01 2001 - 07:53:47
Fullname : John W Davis
Email : amanda@bright.net
Where are you from? : Cardington, OH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I at Phu Cat 1 Aug 69 to 2 Aug 70. I was very pleased to find this excelent Web site. The 12th was probably the proudest organization I served in during my 20 years with the USAF. To all the people who served, thank you.


187 Sat June 30 2001 - 02:38:37
Fullname : Pat (Morrow) Philpot
Email : OGPhilpot@aol.com
Where are you from? : Montgomery, Al
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : This may be a repeat because I have trouble with these computers. Anyway, thank you for giving my Larry some kind of recognition and the other guys as well. It makes me cry with joy. Thank you from me, his two sons and three grandchildren.


188 Thu June 28 2001 - 01:11:30
Fullname : Lawrence Edward Morrow Jr.
Email : lmorrow@aidt.edu
Where are you from? : Alabama
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : My father flew and was killed in 1965. I saw his name on the list. That was very nice. If anyone would like toget in touch with me, feel free. I am planning a trip to Colorado in Sept. Hope to see you all there.


189 Wed June 27 2001 - 07:01:16
Fullname : Richard A Woodard
Email : rawoodard@mediaone.net
Where are you from? : Brighton Michigan
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was in CRB Dec 67 through Dec 68 with a short trip to Korea with the 558Th. I was in the 4453 AEMS Weapons Controll assigned to the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. I still love the F4! Looking for Thomas Mitchel stationed there at the same time or anyone else there then.


190 Sat June 23 2001 - 20:41:08
Fullname : Jerome R. Anderson, MSGT RET
Email : jranders@santel.net
Where are you from? : Woonsocket, SD
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was at CRB Dec 1969 thru the end of Jan 1970 when I transferred to Phu Cat. I left Phu Cat the 7th of March 1971. I was a staff sergeant assigned to the radar shop. I read one persons comments about the morning at Phu Cat when the supply building was blown up and he lost all his spare parts for his aircraft. I was working across the street in the radar shop at the time and I thought I had lost more than my spare parts.


191 Fri June 22 2001 - 09:47:19
Fullname : Carl Edward Levi Msgt USAF Retired
Email : wingnut238@aol.com
Where are you from? : Peoria, Illinois
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was an A1C assigned to 1881st Communications Squadron July 66 - July 67 I really enjoyed the pics, all those sand bags brought back some real memories, I think I filled most of them. I would love to hear from Luther Rogers, Jim Berry, Joe Dunnigan, I think of you guys from time to time. Shared a fox hole with Berry, he hated it when my slide whet forward on my M-16. If you are reading this Jim, I would not have shot him, well maybe I would have.I bet he thouht I would.


192 Tue June 19 2001 - 08:41:47
Fullname : Chuck Webster
Email : fire_0911@lvcm.com
Where are you from? : Philadelphia, Pa
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a Sgt in Phu Cat from Feb 1970 thru Feb 1971. I was assigned to the 412 MMS as a weapons load crew chief. Sometime during my stay I was send TDY to Udorn for 90 days with three other weapons crews. We were assigned to the 432 MMS... we were the bad boys.... who stolen their unit flag...and more..I wish I knew where that darn flag is today.


193 Tue June 19 2001 - 07:38:50
Fullname : Jim Randall
Email : jrandall@kvoa.com
Where are you from? : Tucson Az.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th Security Police Sq. until the designation was changed to the 483rd SPS in March of 1970. I was assigned to Phantom flight, the night shift, and remember with clarity the night the Navel Air Facility was hit by sappers, I was the M-60 gunner on a mobile patrol,(SAT team) that ran into the sappers as they were trying to make their escape, I shot and killed one and wounded another, and one of the Navy guys in a tower shot another, not before they managed to blow up some JP4 fuel tanks. I also remember watching the F-4s taking off at night and the sensation of a AB ignition, Hope some of you remember the guys on the perimeter who were the only thing between you and Mr. Charles.


194 Tue June 12 2001 - 23:10:50
Fullname : Jackie D. Pendergrass
Email : htrn@webtv.net
Where are you from? : Soddy-Daisy, Tn.
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I really enjoyed the pages of this erea of history. I was stationed at CRB in 1968-69. I was in the 558tfs. I would like to know if any body can help me locate a buddy of mine. His name is Steven A. Hutton, he was in the 557th tfs. Heis from atlanta, Ga. I think ths is a good thing you have done on the behalf of Vets. Thank you so much, Brings back good and memories. Once again THANKS


195 Fri June 08 2001 - 15:04:02
Fullname : John James Poutre'
Email : johnjamespoutre@aol.com
Where are you from? : Southern Or
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I'm an old F4 R/R Tech. / Crew Chief and need some help finding the Crew chief Web Site. Worked Phantoms long enough to be authorized to call them "Pigs" and miss them like my first love. If ya know what I mean (waka-waka-waka!) To me, every F-4 had it's own personality or am I just anthropormorphising the bent-wing bug sucker fighter/bomber - mostly bomber. All of those I have talk to who spent time on this marvel of engine-newity and physics miss the days of excitement. The f-4 Phanton II mechanics - You can do anything you want as long as you don't get caught! chears big ears - that's the way it goes big nose!


196 Fri June 08 2001 - 00:30:05
Fullname : Larry G. Harris
Email : lgharris_2000@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Independence, Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a member of the 14th Aerial Port Sq. from November 1969 until November 1970. I spent many hours humping the flight line and remember you outfit well. Great website!


197 Thu June 07 2001 - 22:11:42
Fullname : Darryl Maurer
Email : chops@ptdprolog.net
Where are you from? : Lancaster, Pa
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Loved the history of Phu Cat,I was there as a crew chief on F100s from 10/67 to 10/68 with the 612th TFS.Best web site I've seen yet, great job.


198 Tue June 05 2001 - 23:41:20
Fullname : Linda Lusby Pinegar
Email : linpine@worldnet.att.net
Where are you from? : spouse of deceased active duty 12th TAC vet
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 06/05/01 Learned by way of Quentin's son, Mike, that there will be a memorial service in Sept. This is a long over due recognition for his father, 1/Lt Quentin Lusby and Capt. Larry Morrow who lost their lives off of Okinawa, May 24, 1965, training in F4C. Thank you--I believe that we all plan to be there. You will be receiving info on how to get in touch with Larry's family as well directly from Mike.... Linda M. Lusby Pinegar


199 Tue June 05 2001 - 21:56:09
Fullname : Gary Ganskow (Harvey)
Email : ganskowgl@ih.navy.mil
Where are you from? : Maryland
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : With 20th TASS (Tactical Air Support Squadron) DaNang Jan. 1969 to Feb. 1970. FAC (Forward Air Controller) O-2A Super Sky Master and O-1 Birddog. Crew Chief of O-2A 21395 now at Air Force Museum in Ohio. Now have 35 years service.


200 Sat June 02 2001 - 07:42:59
Fullname : Raymond E. Reamey, Cmsgt/Ret,
Email : r.reamey@att.net
Where are you from? : Owasso,OK.74055. / Near Tulsa
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was with the 12TH From May 1965 TO Dec.1966, Was lucky enough to help setup the first Engine shop, in the old inflatable buildings, in Dec of 1965. Just found out about the web sight, I'll be checking it often. I am also a retired Avaiation Maintenance Teacher,from Tulsa Technology Center, part of the Oklahoma Vo-Tech. School System.


201 Sat June 02 2001 - 07:42:56
Fullname : Raymond E. Reamey, Cmsgt/Ret,
Email : r.reamey@att.net
Where are you from? : Owasso,OK.74055. / Near Tulsa
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was with the 12TH From May 1965 TO Dec.1966, Was lucky enough to help setup the first Engine shop, in the old inflatable buildings, in Dec of 1965. Just found out about the web sight, I'll be checking it often. I am also a retired Avaiation Maintenance Teacher,from Tulsa Technology Center, part of the Oklahoma Vo-Tech. School System.


202 Wed May 30 2001 - 15:56:32
Fullname : Don McCarthy
Email : LMAC7041@aol.com
Where are you from? : Waterford, CT
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : My name is Don McCarthy, a recently retired Det. Lt., with the Waterford, Connecticut Police Department. Former regular Air Force...3rd. TFW Bien Hoa, 66-67. I am presently engaged in a book project wherein I am attempting to locate photographs of historically significant F-4 photos. Namely those credited with aerial combat victories. Was viewing the 12th. TFW page and located in the photo section a photograph credited to Ed Fenner...CRB Flight Line 15, caption accompanying photo as follows: "F-4C - 64-0696 prior to being shot down over Dak To on the night of 17 Nov 67." I would appreciate help from anyone who can help put me in contact with Ed Fenner in regard to his photographs.Furthermore, I am attempting to located photos of the following F-4C's: all having been credited with downing a MiG during the Vietnam War. F4C - Tail # 63-7535 - 63-7577 - 64-693 - 64696 - 64-697 -64-720 - 64-739 64-797 - 64-839. I apologize for the mix up with e-mail addres in first e-mail. This one is correct!!


203 Mon May 28 2001 - 20:36:44
Fullname : Russell J. Lacasse
Email : ibeams2000@aol.com
Where are you from? : Southbridge Mass.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a crewchief on 66-7591, 389th T.F.S. Phu Cat,Oct.70-Oct.71, looking for other 389th smooths, Dave Johnson, Bob O'malley, New Jersey Joe Pelzar, Jim Jones, were you at guys.


204 Sat May 26 2001 - 16:58:00
Fullname : Don McCarthy
Email : LMAC4071@aol.com
Where are you from? : Connecticut
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I am a recently retired Det. Lt., with the Waterford, Connecticut Police Department. Former regular Air Force, 3rd. TFW Bien Hoa 66-67. Presently engaged in a book project wherein I am attempting to locate historically significant F-4 photographs from the Vietnam era. Namely those credited with aerial combat victories. I am attempting to locate an Ed FENNER, who has a number of photographs in the 12th. TFW Scrap-book, namely: CRB Flight Line 15...F4C - 64-0696 prior to being shot down over Dak-To on night of 17 Nov 67. Would appreciate help from anyone who can put me in contact with him.


205 Thu May 17 2001 - 03:34:44
Fullname : Glen Knight
Email : darniteaz@aol.com
Where are you from? : Phoenix, Az
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at CRB at the 12th Hospital in the Surgery Department from 66/67. The pitures sure brought back memories. I lived in a tent when we first arrived and then moved into a Hootch called the "7 Thieves" in Mid-67. Best of time/worst of times. Enjoyed this sight....thanks


206 Sun May 13 2001 - 14:37:43
Fullname : thomas b. blalock,msgt, usaf,ret
Email : tomb1@rdee.net
Where are you from? : hernando florida
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : 12CES/FIRE DEPT --1967-1968


207 Fri May 11 2001 - 00:00:38
Fullname : Jean R. larson
Email : jlarson@gtech.com
Where are you from? : Rhode island
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stattioned at Cam Ranh from Dec. 1967-68


208 Sun May 06 2001 - 21:25:37
Fullname : Ronald Rogers
Email : spookygunner@wcoil.com
Where are you from? : Lima Ohio
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I was with the 4thACS at Phu Cat in 1968 so I was gone before you all got there. I do know a couple of you through my friend Mike Koepl who was in the 416thTFS. Will keep in touch because I have enjoyed your page.


209 Sat May 05 2001 - 01:58:38
Fullname : Thomas S. Crouch, Major, USAF-Ret
Email : crouch-thomas@msn.com
Where are you from? : Ft Worth, TX
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : Cam-Ranh Bay 1/68 - 1/69


210 Fri May 04 2001 - 04:51:38
Fullname : Ron B. Artjur
Email : cobranam68@aol.com
Where are you from? : Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : In search of David L. Shea assigned to cobra flight of the 37 Security Police Squadron. Last known address (1968) Bakersfield, CA. David we have been searching for you for three years now. We had a reunion here in MO last June with 59 former members of cobra and the 37SPS and family. You were terribly missed. Already plans are being made for our next reunion here July 10-13, 2002. "NO GUTS NO GLORY"


211 Thu May 03 2001 - 02:09:41
Fullname : Robert J. Eckerle
Email : eckerle@plattesheriff.org
Where are you from? : Kansas City, Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Finally trying to remember the times of our youth. Was a member of a unit assigned to the 412MMS between Sep 1966 to Sep 1967. We worked out of an old quonset hut under a tent on the upper side of the beach until our maintenance facility was built farther down the hill. We were the first missile maintenance personnel assigned to TAC, initially at George AFB, California and then several of us were forwarded to Cam Rahn Bay. We calibrated and made ready the AIM-9 (Sidewinder) and AIM-7 (Sparrow) air-to-air missiles that went along with the F4's. Can't remember names, other than possible Burl Kelly. After Cam Rahn I went to Mac Dill for a year and then elected to leave the AF. I'll try to find some of my old movies to share, if anyone interested. The site is great, brought back memories I thought I had loss. Thanks again.


212 Sat April 28 2001 - 19:51:55
Fullname : Ellie Givan Shuler, Jr.
Email : egshuler@mindspring.com
Where are you from? : Alexander City, Alabama
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am delighted to learn about this site & the upcoming activites honoring the vets of the 12th TFW. I served as an F-4C Aircraft Commander in the 391st & 558th TFSs from March 1968 to March 1969 at Cam Ranh Bay. Please add me to your roster. Sincerely, Buck Shuler, Lt. Gen., USAF, Retired


213 Sat April 28 2001 - 12:21:51
Fullname : Stephen R. Cooksley
Email : srcooksley@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Bisbee,Az
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in the 12th AEMS Weapons Control Shop From Nov.68 to Nov.69


214 Sat April 21 2001 - 05:28:31
Fullname : George D. Chappell
Email : geochap@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Bakersfield California
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served at Phu Cat from April 1969 to April 1970. I was in aircraft maintenance. I started out with the 459 CAMS, (C7As) that was later taken over by the 37tfw fms,(F4Cs,& Ds). I have tons of pictures of the "CAT" I would like to contribute to your web page, pleas let me know how. Your sight is wonderful!!!!!


215 Sat April 21 2001 - 05:28:03
Fullname : George D. Chappell
Email : geochap@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Bakersfield California
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served at Phu Cat from April 1969 to April 1970. I was in aircraft maintenance. I started out with the 459 CAMS, (C7As) that was later taken over by the 37tfw fms,(F4Cs,& Ds). I have tons of pictures of the "CAT" I would like to contribute to your web page, pleas let me know how. Your sight is wonderful!!!!!


216 Thu April 19 2001 - 07:13:02
Fullname : Philip P Price
Email : jprice@nep.net
Where are you from? : Clifford PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was very happy to find this site. 30 years have passed. I was at Phu Cat from April 1971 untill it closed. It was on the 23 of December 1971 when we a 100 or so Cop's (12th SPS) loaded our self on to a C-130 and left Phu Cat. Looking for any old friends.


217 Thu April 12 2001 - 23:07:27
Fullname : Bill Tracy
Email : bill@thebluepencil.com
Where are you from? : Riverside, CA now
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Thanks for the website; especially appreciate the photos. I spent Sept. '67 to Sept. '68 as an F4 crew chief with 559 TFS at Cam Ranh Bay.


218 Wed April 11 2001 - 11:02:04
Fullname : Samuel Hemkes
Email : shemkes@ezaccess.net
Where are you from? : PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : This site has really brought back some memories. I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay from Mar '69 to Mar '70. I was in the 1881st Communications Squadron, a tenant of the 12th TFW. The 1881st supplied base communications and personnel who maned the control tower, and rapcon. The photo album is great, I only wish I had taken more photos than I did. Thanks to all your contributers for the great memories.


219 Wed April 11 2001 - 11:08:00
Fullname : Greg Osbun
Email : bunzo@hawaii.rr.com
Where are you from? : Honolulu now...Seattle is home town
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Phu Cat Aug '69 - Aug '70..421MMS, then 412MMS (bomb dump). Really only remember a few names..Metzer, Herring, Capt Fisher, Chief Padgette, a guy we called "tired Mac"... Didn't pack out my pictures.....would be great to hear from somebody who was there same time (or anytime for that matter) and would love pictures! Remember the outdoor and throwing beer cans at the lizards that crawled up onto the screen and the projector dude when he got the reels backwards!? IYAAYAS!


221 Sat April 07 2001 - 08:36:30
Fullname : Liz Yogerst
Email : elizabeth.yogerst@luke.af.mil
Where are you from? : Surprise, AZ, formerly WI
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Stumbled on to you while checking F-16Net and F-4 Phantom II Society. Now I just have to desensitize my airmen about jet noise from my office! Cam Ranh caught my attention - one of my first Phantom books is "Once a Fighter Pilot..." by Jerry Cook (retired as a general from AF Reserves) I about died laughing reading it, and cried over the rest - the man is definitely a good story teller. Check out www.F4Phantom.org - they're always looking for a few good men (and women), and if you don't mind talking to a semi-newbie Phantom nut, give me a yell. In my line of work, I live on my email!


222 Fri April 06 2001 - 10:45:59
Fullname : Col(Ret)USAF Dennis M. Biggs
Email : DBiggs6335@aol.com
Where are you from? : Greenville, NC
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Served with the 559TFS, 1967-68. SQ Cmdr was Jack Barnes. My rear seater was Ronald Packard shot down with my Flt Cmdr Red Wilson after I had completed my missions and returned to the States. TSgt Irvins was my Crew Chief. Travis McNeil was the DO and I flew the slot supersonic over the Hanoi radio station about 50' with him and put it off the air for several days on Christmas 1967 after they had bragged about how they had shot down 7 yankee air pirates on a previous mission.


223 Wed April 04 2001 - 09:13:31
Fullname : Russell Kenneth Pendarvis
Email : guitarman@monitor.net
Where are you from? : California
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was in Cam ranh Bay in 1965-1966


224 Tue April 03 2001 - 02:53:46
Fullname : terry l quist
Email : tlqmrclean23@webtv.net
Where are you from? : edgewood, new mexico 87015
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : hope to hear from some of the guys who servedat phu cat between jan 67 thru jul 67


225 Thu March 29 2001 - 23:09:19
Fullname : SMSGT Eddy Hensley USAF-Ret
Email : nigel@intrstar.net
Where are you from? : North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a member of the 12FMS Egress Shop from Sept67 to Sept68. The pages on this web site brought back a million memories. A job very well done!!


226 Thu March 29 2001 - 02:16:55
Fullname : Eddie Sheppard
Email : elsheppard@switch.com
Where are you from? : Graniteville SC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to the 12th avionics squdron from Dec. 68 to Dec 69. I worked in the weapons control systems shop. I later retired from Mcdill AFB in 1986. Would like to hear from any of my old friends.


227 Mon March 26 2001 - 11:35:41
Fullname : william ( bill ) greenwood
Email : GANGELSARE4ME@aol.com
Where are you from? : stockton calif.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : WAS AT MCDILL A.F.B BASE FROM 1966 T0 1969 IN THE FIRE DEPT LEFT FOR PHU-CAT VIETNAM FROM 1969 T0 1970 IN THE FIRE DEPT LOOKING FOR SOME OLD FRIENDS. ALLEN TAGG AND MIKE COVINE FROM MCDILL. INOW WORK FOR THE TRACY DEFENCES DEPOT IN TRACY CALIF AS WL-11 MAINT DEPT. HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE


228 Mon March 26 2001 - 11:35:38
Fullname : william ( bill ) greenwood
Email : GANGELSARE4ME@aol.com
Where are you from? : stockton calif.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : WAS AT MCDILL A.F.B BASE FROM 1966 T0 1969 IN THE FIRE DEPT LEFT FOR PHU-CAT VIETNAM FROM 1969 T0 1970 IN THE FIRE DEPT LOOKING FOR SOME OLD FRIENDS. ALLEN TAGG AND MIKE COVINE FROM MCDILL. INOW WORK FOR THE TRACY DEFENCES DEPOT IN TRACY CALIF AS WL-11 MAINT DEPT. HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE


229 Sun March 25 2001 - 09:56:53
Fullname : Larry Wilson
Email : Lwilsonf4@AOL.Com
Where are you from? : Peoria, AZ
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I flew F4s with the 559th TFS from January 1966 to August 1966. The 559th was activated at Cam Ranh Bay in January 1966 using F4 crews from the 45th TFS, 15 TFW, MacDill AFB, FL. The 45th was the first F4 squadron deployed to Southeast Asia in April 1965 completing a four month TDY to Ubon AB, Thailand. The 45th returned to MacDill in August 1965 and was redeployed in late December 1965 to become the 559th TFS at CRB. If any former 45th/559th members remember Ross Fobair from the 45th at Ubon, please contact me. Ross was in the first aircraft to shot down by a SAM over North Vietnam in July 1965. Ross's remains have been returned to the United States and his family will conduct funeral services for him in Santa Barbara, CA on April 29, 2001


230 Sat March 24 2001 - 17:36:50
Fullname : Bobby L. Parris
Email : bobgilabend@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Tennessee
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Keep up the good work!


231 Sat March 24 2001 - 09:45:08
Fullname : James D. Roberts
Email : jrobert7@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Delavan, Ill.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I found this site the first time in Oct of '96. I visit the site on a regular bases. I was a 462 in the 412 MMS from Mar 1970 to Mar 1971 at PHU CAT. I have alot of pictures that I could scan and send in if you are interested in them. Some are slides I need to get them converted to photos or a slide scanner. I regestered on the site in '96 but did not find my name anywhere. I now live in NC working for the Army after retiring from the Air Force. James D. Roberts


232 Sat March 24 2001 - 09:44:59
Fullname : James D. Roberts
Email : jrobert7@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Delavan, Ill.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I found this site the first time in Oct of '96. I visit the site on a regular bases. I was a 462 in the 412 MMS from Mar 1970 to Mar 1971 at PHU CAT. I have alot of pictures that I could scan and send in if you are interested in them. Some are slides I need to get them converted to photos or a slide scanner. I regestered on the site in '96 but did not find my name anywhere. I now live in NC working for the Army after retiring from the Air Force. James D. Roberts


233 Thu March 22 2001 - 23:26:36
Fullname : Robert H. Brauer
Email : RHBrauer@aol.com
Where are you from? :
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : At Cam Ranh Bay Sep 65 - Jun 66. Worked military pay at the CBPO and processed the 12th Wing in upon their arrival.


234 Thu March 22 2001 - 07:15:35
Fullname : Michael Welke
Email : swx40@aol.com
Where are you from? : Upstate NY
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed with the 388MMS squadron at KORAT RTAFB Thailand,March72 to March73.I was a #2 man on a load crew loading the PHANTOMS.What great memories. TLC Brotherhood Member American Legion Member


235 Tue March 20 2001 - 03:36:05
Fullname : Ken Applin
Email : kena@frontiernet.net
Where are you from? : upstate New York
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th Combat Security Police Squadron at Cam Rahn Bay from April '67 to April '68. I was assigned to Tiger flight. Some of the guys I remember - Yochum, Brissey, Cruz, Keyes, MSgt Stubblefield. If you read this and remember me, drop me a line. I miss you guys.


236 Mon March 19 2001 - 05:06:22
Fullname : William E Garrett Jr
Email : garre679@bellsouth.net
Where are you from? : Reidsville, NC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th. CES,NCOIC Metal Shop from Feb. 1967 to Feb. 1968, great to find this set up and renew old memories.


237 Mon March 19 2001 - 05:05:17
Fullname : William E garrett
Email : garre679@bellsouth.net
Where are you from? : North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th. CES,NCOIC Metal Shop from Feb. 1967 to Feb. 1968, great to find this set up and renew old memories.


238 Fri March 16 2001 - 01:07:52
Fullname : Raymond E Roberts (CMSGT Ret)
Email : Raysredbeetle@aol.com
Where are you from? : Beavercreek OH (near WPAFB)
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I rambled on to this site after looking at a patch collector's site. Wow !!! I was one of the initial cadre sent to MacDill AFB in 1962 to form the 12TFW and 45 TFS (later 15TFW). I arrived last week of June and most folks started showing up on 1 July or after. I was in personnel at the time and walked into a room of mail bags full of orders and personnel records for the on-slaught that began on Jul 1st. Had to scrounge a typewriter. Stayed long enough to see F4s arrive and the 4453 CCTW activated, then I left for Elmendorf AFB. The activations, Cuban Crisis and all were good memories of the bay area where the "Plane a day in Tampa Bay" was the battle cry with the old F84Fs. Always very proud thru the years of having been associated with the 12th TFW before their Vietnam experiences. Must have made some kind of a favorable impression as I stayed around for 26 years and retired in 1986. Visited MacDill AFB last year -loads of changes considering it was just coming out of mothballs when I arrived in early 1962 after the B47s left and it was slated to close before TAC activated the 12th.


239 Wed March 14 2001 - 07:15:48
Fullname : wm johannessen
Email : wjbj@enter.net
Where are you from? : pa.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 559TH JULY 66 TO JULY 67


240 Tue March 13 2001 - 07:16:33
Fullname : Bill Burns
Email : bassettx@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Currently - Universal City, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a pilot with the 558th from Dec '65 through Oct '66. A lot of the pictures bring back memories.


241 Mon March 12 2001 - 01:27:19
Fullname : Edward Carl Maas, MSgt, USAF, Retired
Email : fasteddie0211@qwest.net
Where are you from? : Clearfield, Utah
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at NKP, Thailand from April 1968 to April 1972 and from Oct 1973 to Nov 1974. I worked in the 56th Special Operations Wing, aircraft structural repair shop (sheet metal shop). I was also stationed at Norton AFB, CA, Tyndall AFB, FL and Hill AFB, UT. I retired out of the 388 TFW in 1988.


242 Sun March 11 2001 - 13:39:53
Fullname : Apostolos Terzis
Email : TERZIS-A.LAR.FORTHNET.GR
Where are you from? : HELLAS
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I think its a very nice site. I flight with F-4E(yes they still exist some of them)and i find some interesting subjects in your site.Please excuse my english


243 Sun March 11 2001 - 13:24:04
Fullname : BRUCE KOBARA MSGT USAF RET
Email : bakobara@aol.com
Where are you from? : WATSONVILLE, CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served as a medic with the 37th USAF Dispensary from Oct 1968 to Oct 1969.


244 Fri March 09 2001 - 12:05:46
Fullname : TOM BLALOCK,MSGT,USAF (RET)
Email : AIRBOAT@HITTER,NET
Where are you from? : FLORIDA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I WAS WITH THE 12TH CES FIRE DEPT. JAN 67-JAN68 THIS IS A GREAT SITE,GREAT PICTURES.


245 Fri March 09 2001 - 04:00:48
Fullname : Mike Leo
Email : michael.leo@snet.net
Where are you from? : New York
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Super Site! It was great looking at all the Phu Cat pictures. I was a weapons troop with the 355TFS that brought a squadron of F-100's from Myrtle Beach S.C. to Phu Cat during the Pueblo Crisis. Spent 6 months at the Cat before going to Ben Hoa to finish out my Tour. 462's Forever!!!!


246 Thu March 08 2001 - 21:10:06
Fullname : Michael D. Stowell
Email : Glowwell@AOL.Com
Where are you from? : Pittsburgh, Penna.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was TDY at Cam Rahn, 1970-71 from Clark AFB, PI. I was with the 463rd FMS and we kept about 20 C-130's at CRB. I'd do 59 days TDY then back to the PI for a month or so then back in country. I had to look around each time I woke up to see where I was that day. Great memories of good guys, warm beer and egg,ham and cheese sandwiches from the terminal. I know a guy that went back a few years ago with some media types. Said CRB is a beach resort. Imagine that. Thanks for the effort on the sight.


247 Wed March 07 2001 - 12:21:13
Fullname : John A.alana
Email : BalanaJ@AOL.com
Where are you from? : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was assigned to 389th from 1969 - 1970. Now working Mutual Of Omaha, Omaha Nebraska.


248 Tue March 06 2001 - 22:58:41
Fullname : Greg Lavine
Email : glavine@oel.state.nj.us
Where are you from? : new jersey
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I have signed in before but it has been a long time. I was a crew chief with the 558th from Oct 68 to Oct 69. I would like to hear from anyone from that time period. I remember a couple of names. Bob Baker from California and Ken Tensly from Oakland Ca. I have a picture of the three of us when we first arrived.


249 Fri March 02 2001 - 22:38:24
Fullname : Barry Cowan
Email : barryc043@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Half Moon Bay, California
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 412th MMS, from June "66" to April "67". Thanks for the great site...the photos are great. Brings back great memories....


250 Sat February 24 2001 - 02:56:29
Fullname : Gregory P Camp
Email : camp-g@swbell.net
Where are you from? : Altus Okl
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at Cam Rahn from Sept-67-Sept-68 with the 12 CES Fire Dept/crash Rescue. old memories of good friends and times, along with the sand haha


251 Fri February 16 2001 - 23:35:36
Fullname : JOE LUTFY
Email : mooseabdul@aol.com
Where are you from? : Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I was at Cam Rahn from 10/67 to 10/68. I was a Crew Chief in the 557th, would love to hear from any one who was over there during that period.


252 Fri February 16 2001 - 13:52:06
Fullname : Duncan (Scotty) Milne
Email : vnammoman@aol.com
Where are you from? : Long Beach, CA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Great nostalgia!!! I was with the 412th MMS at Cam Ranh Bay from Aug 66 to Aug 67. Also, did 6 months TDY (Palace Dog III) to Osan, Korea immediately following the seizure of the 'USS Pueblo' by the North Koreans in Jan of 68. Saw many of my CRAB ammo buddies there too. Proud to have been part of the 12th!


253 Fri February 09 2001 - 02:53:22
Fullname : Robert Hughes
Email : bob.hughes@ci.seattle.wa.us
Where are you from? : Bothell, Washington
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I wasn't part of the 12th but your site sure brought back memories of Phu Cat. I was there in 1966 with the 1041st Security Police Squadron. They were just beginning to build the runways and we were there to provide security. From the pictures on your website the base sure changed from '66. Thanks again...


254 Fri February 09 2001 - 02:49:29
Fullname : Robert Hughes
Email : bob.hughes@ci.seattle.wa.us
Where are you from? : Bothell, Washington
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I wasn't part of the 12th but your site sure brought back memories of Phu Cat. I was there in 1966 with the 1041st Security Police Squadron. They were just beginning to build the runways and we were there to provide security. From the pictures on your website the base sure changed from '66. Thanks again...


255 Wed February 07 2001 - 09:30:52
Fullname : Ron Babuka
Email : wrb1@cornell.edu
Where are you from? : Ithaca, New York
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : The USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) association is trying to locate a First Lieutenant Randolph (spelling may not be right), flew with the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He was shot down 25 May 1967 around 1400 local time. The Sumner was on Operation Sea Dragon so he was somewhere near the DMZ. The Sumner Association has contacted 2 other pilots recovered during WWII and the Korean war. The Sumner Association is trying to locate Lt. Randolph in an attempt to have all 3 pilots recovered during the ships history present for their next annual reunion in Summer of 2001. Anyone having any knowledge of this individual is asked to contact me. Thank you.


256 Wed February 07 2001 - 08:49:17
Fullname : Rod Kjersten
Email : rodk@wiktel.com
Where are you from? :
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I was assigned to the outpatient clinic and medical records department at the 12 USAF (later 483 USAF)Hospital from July 1968 to May 1970. Reviewing the web page brings back a whole bunch of memories. Tnx, Rod Kjersten, Sgt, USAF


257 Sun February 04 2001 - 09:11:31
Fullname : Steve Sherman
Email :
Where are you from? : Butler, Pennsylvania
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Originally, I was looking for a site that had pictures of F-4s to show my wife, this site has opened up some pictures that were before my era, from 1969 to 1970. I will have to dig them out of the moth balls and share them with every one. I was with the 412 Munitions Maintenance Squadron. The biggest disappointment was when the Phantoms were sent home. There was nothing like an F-4 coming off the alert pad or doing a vicotry roll over the runway. A 21 gun salute to all who served with the 12th


258 Sat February 03 2001 - 08:36:52
Fullname : Denny Hessler
Email : dennhess@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Nicktown,Pennsylvania
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served with the 557 tfs as a MJ-1[jammer driver]in the weapons section, loading ordinance on the F-4's.I was at Cam Rahn from July of 67 till Jan 69.hope to hear from other weapons people. This really brings back memories!!! great web page, Denny


259 Fri January 26 2001 - 22:20:40
Fullname : Jimey L. Fouts
Email : jfouts@tds.net
Where are you from? : Tate,Ga.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : The site is wounderfull. Brought back lots of memories. Cam Ranh 1966-1967


260 Fri January 26 2001 - 07:58:37
Fullname : Mary Danielson-Gates
Email : mdanigates@cannon.net
Where are you from? : Minnesota
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : What a well-done Website. Love the photos. I have several that my husband took while on flights in SEA from March - December 1969. He was Capt. Ben Danielson..... 558th until he went MIA in Dec 1969. Anyone having stories or memories to share? We love to hear them. He was honored to serve and so proud to fly the Phantom!


261 Fri January 19 2001 - 04:39:24
Fullname : DALE R. SIMONS
Email : drsimons76901@netscape.net
Where are you from? : San Angelo, Texas 76901
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Some of these photos sure bring many foggy old memories to life again. I spent a year with the 12th from July 67 to July 68 so I know "the world's biggest sandbox" pretty well. I did notice that in your orgn page you left out any reference to 12th Supply Sq - was there any reason for that? I think that I was the 3rd person to know when Pres Johnson was coming for his visit in 1967. I still remember some names like wallypoe, wolfy, Chief Sandner, Maj Normile, Col Bass, White, et al but a host of other faces I can no longer put names to I must apologize for my advancing age. I have now been retired longer than I was on active duty. God bless you all.


262 Thu January 18 2001 - 02:26:26
Fullname : Vincent S. Boughton
Email : stu.boughton@acrodyne.com
Where are you from? : Binghamton, New York
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 12th SPS K-9 from mid 1971 until we closed the "Cat" in December. Would like to hear from other "Puppy Pushers". Stu


263 Thu January 11 2001 - 04:38:24
Fullname : Richard C.Anderson
Email : rtmlmt@aol.com
Where are you from? : Montana
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Jan. 1 1966 July 1 1966 .Crewchief F-4c.Would do it again if I had to!!


264 Tue January 09 2001 - 03:40:52
Fullname : Richard T. Boland
Email : bolandrt@msx.upmc.edu
Where are you from? : Pittsburgh, PA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Just found this site. I was in Phu Cat in 1970. I'm a former 462 Weapons Specialist. Very happy to find the site.


265 Sat December 30 2000 - 01:05:41
Fullname : Edward L. Creekmore
Email : edcreekmore@hotrmail.com
Where are you from? : Austin, Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : OMG! Those pictures, some of which were taken when I was there, got me hyperventilating even after 30 years! I still have a bunch I took, almost all of which are of cops. I was there Dec 69 to April 70, when I moved on up the coast to Nha Trang. I was in the security police, OIC of SP training. Served with Curt Legg, Rod Moses, Gerald Sakamoto....I am still embarrassed to recall how I drove an APC under a low-hanging tree limb, and forgot that SSgt Lavoie was riding on top. Scraped him right off! He hung on with one hand and got back up on top with only a minor scrape on his head! Do you remember those big lizards? They could eat a small dog! I remember that monastery too...I was told that before I got there, one of our young cops noticed that every time someone hung a light in the belfry, we took rockets shortly thereafter. The VC were using the light as an aiming point. One night, when someone posted the light, he opened up on it with his .50. Great initiative! Unfortunately, we heard about it later...if you get my drift. We weren't aloud to shoot up the monastery after that.... Let me know where to send my pics when I find 'em. The ones on here stirred up such old but profound memories!


266 Fri December 29 2000 - 22:43:27
Fullname : Steve Alderman
Email : y2kxterminator@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Delaware, Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : I would be interested in finding all of my old friends from the 12th FMS parachute shop at CRB from Dec '68 to Dec '69. Michael Olagie, Andy Budziak, and Henry George III where are you?


267 Fri December 29 2000 - 05:29:54
Fullname : Dick Gelinas
Email : gelinas@ctel.net
Where are you from? : South Portland, Maine
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed at Phu Cat from March 68 to March 69 in the MMS (bomb dump). I have a number of pictures I could scan and send in if anybody is interested. If anybody remembers me please send me mail. Some of the pictures brought back memories. I can almost duplicate the pictures of the captured VC weapons from my own collection. The guy who took those pictures had to be standing next to me. Those weapons (and bodies) were only displayed that one day.


268 Tue December 26 2000 - 19:15:47
Fullname : Peter Terlouw
Email : p.terlouw@wxs.nl
Where are you from? : Soesterberg,Netherlands
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Hello! Although I am only 32 years of age and did not realy know the Vietnam War, I am very fascinated by it. I myself am a patch collector and try to preserve the history of the US Air Force units by obtaining all unit patches. My collection now totals up to some 1200 patches but I am still looking for additional ones to fill in the gaps. Maybe you would like to donate some patches you wish to part with and I can assure you, they will find a good home! Also I am interested in scans of unit patches as I am trying to make a Unit History book with pictures of patches and aircraft to color it up. Any help is welcome!! I hope to hear from you guys. Furthermore I wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy 2001!!


269 Sun December 24 2000 - 10:16:13
Fullname : Dan Imhoff
Email : imhoffsd@aol.com
Where are you from? : Minnesota
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : Jammer Driver in the 558th '67- '68. Did a couple months in Korea also (Kunson and Tae Goo). Can't forget the wonderful '5 hole' latrenes, the sand (even in a rain storm, warm beer, greasy chow hall trays, poppin wheelies with my jammer (sorry all you ground support guys), heating up C-rations on the jammer engine, the outdoor theater, that God awful Vietnam smell, loading bombs by the thousands, cheap weed, 'hunting' rats around the hooch with cross-bows, MSgt. Garron, Lt. Winston, Steve Hayes, Cliff Hein, Mata, Lorshbau, Ralph DeAngeles, Pearson, many others and missed friends. Damed place taught me a lot about myself. Signed in about a year ago and my PC crashed so I haven't checked in for a long time. Back on line again. Any other weapons load team members out there? Anybody know where the hell Steve Hayes and Cliff Hein are??


270 Wed December 20 2000 - 22:24:43
Fullname : Gary Lantrip
Email : saturday@gte.net
Where are you from? : Tampa, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a "founding member" of the 12th TFW in June 1962. I was in the 12th A & E squadron. I was really surprised when our first planes arrived and the were F-84s from the Ohio ANG! Also remember working non-stop from Monday morning 'til Wednesday night mixing Napalm and linking .50 caliber machine gun belts together, and Airman Grudinski pickling off a pod of 24 2.75" rockets down the flightline. We did suffer losses from the Cuban crisis. At least 1 F-84 was destroyed, and a MATS C-130 had some holes punched in it.


271 Tue December 19 2000 - 05:06:27
Fullname : ALLYN BECKHAM
Email : albeck@bellsouth.net
Where are you from? : charleston,south carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : IWAS AT CRMB 412MMS SEPTEMBER 1966-67 .WAS AT THE BOMB DUMP. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS.


272 Sun December 03 2000 - 18:16:44
Fullname : Ron Arthur
Email : cobranam68@aol.com
Where are you from? : Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Hello all my old buds from the discussion group! Been awhile since I've visited ya'll hope everyone is fine and dandy. Nice election we had huh? Heck the turkey's are still around longer than leftover Thanksgiving dinner. Well ya'll have a pleasant Holiday season and maybe they will have this settled before the next election. Back to the woods, fairly well. "Cobra"


273 Thu November 30 2000 - 21:49:18
Fullname : Aaron Vietor
Email : H20copper34@hotmail,com
Where are you from? : Fairbanks AK
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I'm looking for pictures of SANDI'S if you can help that would be nice Thanks


274 Mon November 27 2000 - 14:02:54
Fullname : James (Jim) Downey
Email : jdowney@socal.rr.com
Where are you from? : Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6025
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : CamRahn Bay Jan 66-Jun66 391TFS had previous tours in Nam so left early. Went to DM as F4 IP. Would like to Thank all the support people who took care of us. I regret failing to say thanks, at the time, to all the troops who worked there buttts off keeping us flying. We take people for granted to often. Friends we lost Don Griffie, Gary Glandon, during the short time I was there. To many friends to name here. I recall what went on at CRB, so if you have questions about that time frame, don't hesitate to e-mail or call 714-968-0980 Best Regards The Double Rat's Ass Bird. KTRB


275 Sun November 26 2000 - 00:41:39
Fullname : James Mindak
Email : irish0423@aol.com
Where are you from? : Chicago
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Welcome home! I was at Camrahn Bay 1967-1968, February with the 12th CES as a fire fighter. Looking for any other fire fighters at Camrahn Bay at any time. Please contact at the above email address or 3647 N.Tripp Chicago, IL 60641. Looking for pictures of the fire station, equipment, and personnal. Thanks, Jim.


276 Sat November 11 2000 - 23:55:57
Fullname : Chuck Webster
Email : fire_0911@msn.com
Where are you from? : Philadelphia and Las Vegas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was in Phu Cat from Feb 1970 thru Feb 1971. Assigned to the 412 MMS weapons load crew chief. Sometime during my stay was send TDY to Udorn for 90 days with three weapons crews. Assigned to the 432 MMS... we were the bad boys.... who stolen their flag...and more..I wish I knew where that darn flag is today. Write would be glade to hear from ya.


277 Sun October 22 2000 - 18:32:04
Fullname : Gus Stritmater
Email : aws@bestweb.net
Where are you from? : Sloatsburg, New York
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was with the 15th AEMS (Instrument Shop) at MacDill and went TDY, with the 47th TFS, to Ubon Thailand in July 65. We turned over our aircraft to the 12th at CRB in Sept 65. I returned to the 12th in July 66 and stayed until April 67. I have many memories of CRB, (Johson's Visit Et Al), and quite a few photos of both Ubon and CRB.It would be good to hear from any of the Ubon or CRB troops. Great Web Page. Keep up th good work. Gus Stritmater (former SSGT)


278 Sun October 22 2000 - 06:59:20
Fullname : walter stackhouse
Email : wstack4247@aol.com
Where are you from? : phila suburbs
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I served @ phucat july 1966 thru 1967 AIR FORCE ,


279 Sun October 22 2000 - 05:50:53
Fullname : Wayne Stalnaker
Email : wstalnak@bellsouth.net
Where are you from? : Brooker, Florida
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to the 12TFW HQ Squadron Oct 1963, Col McClelland was our Wing Commander. Col McClelland had a heart attack July 1965. Col Chase became our new Wing Commander.I went to Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam Oct 1965 and was there until Nov 1966. Col Allen was our Squadron Ops Officer at Cam Ranh Bay. He assigned the flight schedule which I recorded and distributed to the squadrons (557th,588th,559th). I remember when I first arrived at Cam Ranh Bay it was nothing there just a few tents and Army Engineers. We did manual labor for a couple of months laying PSP steel for the runway and ramps before the F4C's arrived. I have many memories good & bad I would like to contact any buddies that was with the 12TFW & Cam Ranh Bay during my tour, please e-mail me.


280 Sun October 22 2000 - 03:04:07
Fullname : Sgt.Steven Hicks (Seperated)USAF
Email : ptss@emeraldis.com
Where are you from? : Ninety-Six,S.C. 29666
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 377TH CMBT.SUP.GRP.366T.R.W.7TH.AF.PACAF.APO.SF.96307 TON SAN NHUT AB.RVN.APRIL,1970-APRIL,1971


281 Sat October 21 2000 - 19:28:55
Fullname : Warren (Bud) Knoop
Email : knoop@jvlnet.com
Where are you from? : Wisconsin
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Was TDY to the Bomb Dump (Spring "66") from 418th MMS Kadena AB,Okinawa. My memories of the place> Sand everywhere, 2.75 Rocket tube urinals,Tent covered latrines(a stench one could never discribe!) and anyone loose their mess-kit in the boiling hot garbage cans at the Chow Hall.


282 Mon October 16 2000 - 08:20:59
Fullname : Wm. Frank Cox
Email : GRNTRKS@juno.com
Where are you from? : Joshua,Texas
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to CRB/ 12 FMS/Propulsion Branch, Jan,1966-Dec,1966. Mostly 3rd shift in the jet engine shop. An enteresting year! Your site brought back many memories. I will try to find some photos for your photo album. Keep up the good work!


283 Sat October 14 2000 - 22:18:09
Fullname : sam e. hyde,iii
Email : seh3md@cyberport.com
Where are you from? : farmington,nm
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : it`s always interesting to me ,the memories the reunions ,& now this website bring back. keep up the good work...and thanks.


284 Mon October 09 2000 - 17:32:21
Fullname : David Weatherbee
Email : smkstck@rochester.rr.com
Where are you from? : Alabama, New York
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : greeting from a neighbor of yours in nam. I was stationed at Phan Rang AB 67-69


285 Fri October 06 2000 - 02:43:37
Fullname : Ken Sherman
Email : woodit@ma.ultranet.com
Where are you from? : Grafton, MA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Navy side CRB, 70-71 with Patrol Squadron ONE (VP-1) flying the P-3B right after the squadron switched over from the SP-2H. Market time ops -- daily twelve hour flights rigging infiltrator trawlers coming from the north. Found them, too. After a few weeks of daily twelve hour flights and dodging fire (Mr. McNamara refused to allow us to carry weapons), all we could do after we landed was take a dump, take a shower, have a beer, and fall into the rack. Did get to Market Time Beach, though. Naval Air Facility was sealed off from Air Force side by big steel wall. Couldn't get to AF side without leaving NAF, going all the way around the peninsula, and then in the main gate on the AF side to buy beer. All those ration coupons. Saved them one cruise and had a liver-killing party a few weeks before we went home. Thought you guys lived better than we Navy orphans until I saw how you poor bastards lived in the photos posted on this site. At least we had a plywood barracks and a real head. Were we ever really that young? Best - Ken ("KB") Sherman CDR, USNR (Ret.) (These days you can find me at the Journal of Electronic Defense at www.jedonline.com.)


286 Mon September 25 2000 - 06:16:04
Fullname : Trenton Pauley
Email : wvu67@aol.com
Where are you from? :
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I've been away from the chat room for awhile. How do I sign on again? Thanks, Trenton


287 Sat September 23 2000 - 07:12:32
Fullname : Jim Wattles
Email : JWat223153@aol.com
Where are you from? : Brighton, Colorado
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Last visited the sight over a year ago and decided to come back. Glad I did. It was here that I found pictures of South Beach, where I was stationed with the Seabee's, CBMU 302. I found another photo on this visit of the rock formation at the end of the beach where the big lizards used to sun themselves. Keep up the great work and I'll come back and visit again. Jim Wattles CBMU 302 Cam Ranh Bay 1970


288 Wed September 20 2000 - 13:09:08
Fullname : Kalani O'Sullivan
Email : kalani@kornet.net
Where are you from? : Aiea, Hawaii/Kunsan City, Korea
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I have been unable to send in an application for the 12th TFW award. The email application is returned. Therefore, I am applying for the award here. The pertinent information is as follows: ======= NAME: Kalani O'Sullivan EMAIL: kalani@kornet.net SITE URL: http://www.geocities.com/kalanio_99/ TITLE: Kanaka Hale in Korea ===== Hawaiian-style site for Hawaiians adrift in Korea. Gateways to Hawaii and Korea with special emphasis on Kunsan City and the history of Kunsan Air Base (1938-Present). Though site has received awards as gateways to Korea and Hawaii, its greatest impact has been in unearthing the "forgotten" history of Kunsan Air Base. It is recognized as a historical resource by HQ PACAF, 7AF, 51FW, and 8FW military historian offices. Received honorary membership in two military associations for web work on the history of the units at Kunsan AB. (NOTE: The site chronicles the units stationed at Kunsan over the past 50 years starting from the Occupation forces (63rd Infantry Regiment, 3d Battalion) through the Korean War (3rd Bomb Wing, Marine VMF(N)-513 "Flying Nightmares", and 474th Fighter Bomber Group) through the "caretaker years" with a multitude of units to the 8th Fighter Wing until the present. What makes this site unique is that the stories are told by the people who served there. As such, it has had great impact in affecting the Cultural Assessment of Kunsan AB in 1999 submitted to the Korean government and the correction of erroneous DoD real property records dating back to the 1955-1957 era.)


289 Fri September 08 2000 - 23:58:33
Fullname : Jerry Stalnaker
Email : zekestal@aol.com
Where are you from? : Niceville, FL
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Was assigned to the 557 TFS from April of 1969 to March of 1970. Col. R.R. Melton was our wing king. My roommate was Chuck Morley. I have confirmed that they found his remains and that of his front seater. Spoke with his wife about it. Great site. Brings back many memories. Will send photos later. I was a Nav/WSO. Went back to states and became pilot in F-4 at MacDill. Fire Can Dan Walsh was my mentor. 163 missions.


290 Wed September 06 2000 - 03:51:50
Fullname : Joseph N. Hale
Email : halefarm@gj.net
Where are you from? : Colorado
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Stationed at Cam Ranh from Apr 67 to Apr 68. F4C back seater. 559th TFS. I have lots of photos and slides stored away somewhere including the Jerry Bolt collection. Looking for comrades from the period. Thanks for the work you have done. Joe Hale MAJ(ret) USAF


291 Sun September 03 2000 - 21:51:22
Fullname : Maj Yves F LE CLAIR
Email : 113403.1175@compuserve.com
Where are you from? : France
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Great job, I'm trying to find informations about Maj Caicchiolo 558 TFS Mig Kill to write an article for a french magazine and looking for someone who could lend me some color slides with Hammer F4 and pilots to illustrate this article about F4 pilot flight uniform, Thanks for your help


292 Thu August 31 2000 - 20:54:36
Fullname : Larry C. Bradbury
Email : Larry.Bradbury@Iflyata.com
Where are you from? : Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I thought this sight was very good. I was stationed in the Philipenes from 1985 through early 1989. I was a F4E crew chief. I absalutly love this airplane. You had to be a real mechanic to wok on these aircraft. In my mind they were the best fighter ever built. I have one quwstion. Can the crew chief hand book be procured anywhere? I sure would like to have one.


293 Thu August 31 2000 - 20:52:50
Fullname : Larry C. Bradbury
Email : Larry.Bradbury@Iflyata.com
Where are you from? : Missouri
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I thought this sight was very good. I was stationed in the Philipenes from 1985 through early 1989. I was a F4E crew chief. I absalutly love this airplane. You had to be a real mechanic to wok on these aircraft. In my mind they were the best fighter ever built.


294 Wed August 30 2000 - 17:35:32
Fullname : Michael J. Hojlo
Email : MikesF4@AOL.com
Where are you from? : Land O' Lakes, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Was assigned to the 557th TFS from 12 Nov 66-12 Nov 67 as a crew chief on F4C 63-7511. Your web site has invoked many memories. Keep up the good work!


295 Sun August 27 2000 - 04:25:07
Fullname : Rudy Preus
Email : stellar@mars.ark.com
Where are you from? : Comox, BC, CAnada
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/


296 Sat August 26 2000 - 23:45:04
Fullname : Les Cuthrell
Email : lcuthrell@always-online.com
Where are you from? : New Bern North Carolina
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Any one from the MMS Sq? drop me line Tsgt (ret) Les Cuthrell


297 Sun August 20 2000 - 22:18:52
Fullname : David G. Scott, MSgt, Ret. USAF
Email : afr49@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Clarksville, Ind.
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : None.


298 Sat August 12 2000 - 19:26:09
Fullname : Edwin L. Riggs
Email : edriggs@nemonet.com
Where are you from? : Center, MO
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was stationed with 37 CSG (later 12 CSG) 1970-71 and worked in the Base Ops Bldg. If you had to be there, Phu Cat was a great place to be stationed. Col Trimble was WC when I first arrived. He used to do some great fly-overs after a mission! The facilities were excellent. I have no bad memories from that period in my life. I retired from USAF in 1988.


299 Wed August 09 2000 - 11:23:30
Fullname : William Allison Welker
Email : wwelker@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Dublin, Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Wish there were photos of 12th USAF Hospital. Could I send some for you to put in?


300 Tue August 08 2000 - 22:14:46
Fullname : George Lattin
Email : glattin@prodigy.net
Where are you from? : Vietnam 0-1 FAC
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Does anyone have any recollection of what happened to Tamale 35 on 18 Aug 1968 in supporting the 3rd Bde of the 9th ID or know where I can locate anyone from the 12TWF or 3rd Bde who may have witnessed this event? We need some witness for the Australian Government who only have Gen Ewell writeup. Gen Ewell is alive in DC and supports recognizing Tamale 35 but the Australian Government wants a statement from Col Archer who is now dead, the four F-4 crews who saw it happened, the hospital witness who may have treated Tamale 35 on 19 Aug 1968 or any witness from the 3rd Bde. I know this is a long shot but we are trying everything. The essential information available on this case is below. Gene Rossel This is the story of Flight Lieutenant Garry G. Cooper(Royal Australian Air Force assigned as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) with the USAF 19th TASS-call sign Tamale 35) who was cited by M/Gen Julian J. Ewell on 18 Aug, 1968 with a Congressional Medal of Honor(CMOH) as a FAC at Cai Be(near Rach Kien), Vietnam in support of the 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. Flt Lt Cooper was never awarded the CMOH and I am petitioning for the award to be given to him. I am a friend of his and in weekly contact by e-mail in working this problem. Flt Lt Cooper was riding in the command helicopter, a Raven OH-23, with the Brigade Commander Col Robert E. Archer, as the ALO directing 12TFW F-4 strikes against the VC attacking the 3rd Brigade(9th ID). The helicopter pilot was hit and killed and the Brigade Commander was wounded. Lieutenant Cooper cut the aircraft power on contact with the ground and carried the wounded Brigade Commander from the aircraft and had to spend that night in no-man's land. In the process of keeping himself and the Colonel alive he killed 10 VCs until his ammo ran out. A helicopter came in the next day and picked up the two and before Lieutenant Cooper could come aboard he had to kill two more VC before he leaped in the helicopter. He was later treated at An Tan, 9th ID hospital.


301 Tue August 01 2000 - 19:39:39
Fullname : Edward J. Eby
Email : ejeby@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Columbus, OH
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Wish I had though of looking for this site sooner. I was in the 12FMS at CRB from July 1966 to March 1968. I worked out of the Jet Engine Dispatch Shop. We did all the line maintenance on the engines and the associated engine run-up. At one time I was the only engine-type authorized to do run-ups. Weird situation. I was at the trim pad the day of the collision, seemed like it was right overhead. I can still close my eyes and see the whole thing in slow motion as I just happened to look up as the flight began its peal-off. Hard to believe 32 years have gone by. Regards to all. Ed


302 Wed July 26 2000 - 03:27:55
Fullname : George A. Rose
Email : garbrose@earthlink.net
Where are you from? : Fulshear, TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : 558th TFS - Oct '66 to Jun '67


303 Tue July 25 2000 - 05:00:27
Fullname : Alan J. Clark
Email : ajclarkman@hotmail.com
Where are you from? : Columbus Ohio
How good do you think this site is : Looks nice
Comments : I was stationed at Phu Cat Air Base in 70 and 71.


304 Sun July 16 2000 - 18:03:41
Fullname : Thomas J. McManus, Jr.
Email : tjmcmanus@aol.com
Where are you from? : Brooklyn, NY
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : What a super surprise to find your site when poking around the web for a Phantom photo to use as wallpaper! I flew in the 558th and worked the 12th TFW Command Post from Nov 67 to my medical evac in Jun 68. Many thanks for the memories and to all who kept us Flying and Fighting. You've put together a first class website- Well Done, Sierra Hotel and Thanks .. TJ


305 Fri July 14 2000 - 17:36:46
Fullname : Howard Wayne Price, Jr.
Email : Wayne2228@aol.com
Where are you from? : Huntsville, Alabama
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Hi to all Inertial Nav. technicians.


306 Thu July 13 2000 - 22:28:27
Fullname : Ross Peeler
Email : RPeeler42@aol.com
Where are you from? : Florida
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was assigned to MacDill,the 12TFW and the 557TFS in 1962 after graduating from pilot training(along with Len Wilson and Brian Taylor). Most of the original Wing was comprised of guard pilotswho came on active duty during the Berling Crisis or shortly thereafter. Most of the Guard pilots had a lot of experience in the F-84F, which was fortunate as the Cuban Missile Crisis took place in Oct.62. Col. Harold McClelland our Wing Commander was a wonderful man and held in very high esteem by all. In 1964 the Wing added a fourth squadron, the 555TFS, and I was assigned to that squadron. In late 1965 the Triple Nickel went back to Okinawa, which terminated our formal relationship with the 12TFW. However,we continued to communicate with all of our friends in the Wing and we were especially interested in their observations on combat after they arrived at CRB. The Triple Nickel subsequently went to Udorn and was a single detached squadron of the 8th TFW. When we arrived at Udorn the only active duty flying unit on the base was an RF-101 unit TDY from Okinawa. Needless to say, all of us who served in the 12TFW and were transferred to the 555TFS, have deep affection and admiration for the men and women who served so gallantly in the 12TFW at CRB. Congratulations on a wonderful web site which I think captures the wonderful spirit of a great fighter wing. GBU. Ross Peeler Col. USAF(RET)


307 Thu July 13 2000 - 21:40:44
Fullname : Paul F Jenny
Email : paul_jenny@.msn.com
Where are you from? : Longwood,FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : What a great website to honor a great organization like the 12th TAC Ftr Wg. I was assign to the 12th Field Maint Sq during my tour from 24dec65 to 13oct66. Thanks for the wedsite and the memories.


308 Thu July 13 2000 - 01:08:03
Fullname : Bob McCormick
Email : macpack2@ix.netcom.com
Where are you from? : Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : 412th MMS (weapons release shop) , Phu Cat 1971, then they closed us up and sent us to 366th MMS Da Nang. Best E4-5 club the Air Force ever had was Phu Cat.


309 Thu July 13 2000 - 01:07:47
Fullname : Bob McCormick
Email : macpack2@ix.netcom.com
Where are you from? : Massachusetts
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : 412th MMS (weapons release shop) , Phu Cat 1971, then they closed us up and sent us to 366th MMS Da Nang. Best E4-5 club the Air Force ever had was Phu Cat.


310 Wed July 12 2000 - 22:43:19
Fullname : Ralph Barret
Email : barret_wr@drpt.state.va.us
Where are you from? : Mechanicsville Va
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : Ex-Phu Cat '68-'69, DC Air Guard, 37FMS F-100's hyraulics shop, we kept them flying, hello to my e-mail buddy John Stymerski ex-Caribou avionics, hello to all the guys with NJ AG, Iowa AG and regular air force who were at the "Cat", we did it right and with a lot of pride and confidence, we were willing at a time when too many did'nt have the backbone, welcome home to all.


311 Wed July 12 2000 - 05:25:28
Fullname : Maj.John M. Williams, USAFR Ret.
Email : jwilliams@texol.net
Where are you from? : Midland TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I am just getting around to discovering the website. I had no idea anything like this existed. It makes me proud to be a former pilot in the 558th. I was at CRB in 1966-7 with George Devorshak, Moose Healy and some other unforgetables, along with some I would ra- ther forget. It is an honor to sign-in.


312 Wed July 12 2000 - 05:20:50
Fullname : Maj.John M. Williams, USAFR Ret.
Email : jwilliams@txol.net
Where are you from? : Midland TX
How good do you think this site is : No comments
Comments : I am just getting around to discovering the website. I had no idea anything like this existed. It makes me proud to be a former pilot in the 558th. I was at CRB in 1966-7 with George Devorshak, Moose Headly and some other unforgettables along with some I would ra- ther forget. It is an honor to sign-in.


313 Tue July 11 2000 - 04:59:26
Fullname : Norman (Ron) Prudence
Email : PruP@AOL.com
Where are you from? : Tucson, AZ
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Excellent site. Found out about it from The Rats.


314 Mon July 10 2000 - 11:09:04
Fullname : Steve Lentz
Email : gata51@sscg.net
Where are you from? : Nebraska
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I was a C-7A Caribou Crewchief at Cam Ranh Bay in '68 & '69. Our Caribous were parked on a PSP ramp right beside the F4s of the 12 TFW, so I remember them well. We must have watched a million missions of the 12 TFW coming and going! Just wanted to say, "HI and Welcome Home" to all those from the 12 TFW!! Those screaming J79s kept this old Caribou Crewchief awake many nights back in those days! Thanks for another great site and I've sent a couple photos I hope all will enjoy. Keep up the good work!!


315 Sat July 08 2000 - 08:44:43
Fullname : Daniel K Kaiser
Email : dkm151a2@yahoo.com
Where are you from? : Austin, TX
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I think I have already signed up but not sure.(senior moments) anyway I was in the 12th. Engine Shop, CRB,RVN in 1966. Arrived early Jan. left 25 Dec 66. Nice Christmas gift from my Uncle Sam. The memorial site looks great. Will be sending a donation soon. Thanks for all the good work. Danny


316 Thu July 06 2000 - 03:44:16
Fullname : ROY GENE BARNES
Email : marbarpp@aol.com
Where are you from? : RICHMOND VIRGINIA
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I SERVED AT CAM RAHN BAY NOV 68-69 12TH FMS JET ENGINE SHOP. I WORKED ON J79 FOR THE F4


317 Wed July 05 2000 - 11:11:52
Fullname : Mario Warnaar
Email : mwarnaar@worldonline.nl
Where are you from? : the Netherlands
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : Thanks for letting me know that you have add a memorial page to your website. It was very interesting to see and read.
Web Page: http://home-2.worldonline.nl/~mwarnaar


318 Wed July 05 2000 - 06:46:48
Fullname : richard e. white
Email : whit/3557@hcrt.com
Where are you from? : GREENFIELD , IN.
How good do you think this site is : Looks great!
Comments : i was stationed at phu cat ab in 1967/68 with the 37th fms sqd. as a airframe repairman on f-100s.


319 Wed August 02 2000 - 01:38:39
Fullname : John Stymerski
Email : jstymerski@cfl.rr.com
Where are you from? : Orlando, FL
How good do you think this site is : Well Done!!!
Comments : I wish to invite everyone to visit the C-7A Caribou Association's website at c-7acaribou.com. The site contains a lot of photographs of Phu Cat AFB, as well as some F-4 Phantom aircraft. However our claim to fame is the story of the C-7A Caribou and those who flew and maintained them.


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