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Name:
Wayne Cerinetti
EMail:
wcerin[at]stny.rr.com
Unit:
friend
Location:
 
Web:
 
Date:
01 January 2003
Time:
18:37 -0800

Comments

Over the past 6 mo. I have made a great friend. He was a crew chief in the 135th. His name is Bob Cosgiff, not only has he became a good friend but a great inspiration to me as I am old enough to be his son. I would like to thank him and all of you in the 135th for all you did for this country. Your efforts and losses will never be forgotten in my home. Thank You.


Name:
Pam Nesbit
EMail:
Myst98pn[at]aol.com
Unit:
 
Location:
 
Web:
none
Date:
16 January 2003
Time:
16:01 -0800

Comments

I just wanted to let you know your web site is great. I still treasure all the friendships I made at the reunion in Texas. The 135th does have wonderful people in it. I know my brother, Terry Mezera, was well taken care of. Thank you and God Bless all of you for what you have done for our country. And thank you for your friendships, our family appreciates them.


Name:
Sam Echols
EMail:
Sammaiecs[at]aol.com
Unit:
Taipan 20
Location:
Bear Cat / January thru August 1970
Web:
Date:
21 January 2003
Time:
13:58 -0800

Comments

Great web site!!! Flew a lot with "Gross" John Sprewell and "Dirty" Al Rubino, Tim Noyes and Phil Russo. Buzz Gagne was my crew chief. I believe the "unknown" in the photo by the bar-b-cue pit is WO Ralph Elliott. Bill, if I can help in any way, please email me. Thanks again for the wonderful website. I didn't know it existed.


Name:
Phil Stanley
EMail:
PStan[at]earthlink.net
Unit:
2nd Plt
Location:
Vung Tau & Blackhorse 10/67 to 5/68
Web:
Date:
01 February 2003
Time:
02:15 -0800

Comments

35 years ago the Tet Offensive exploded across Vietnam. History has shown this to be a key event in the Vietnam War. Those of us who were there will always remember the Tet Offensive. Let us not forget the friends we lost: Sp4 Richard Cavanaugh, CPT Robert Fleer, Pfc Alan LA Buda, WO1 Glenn Moore, and LCDR Patrick Vickers. Sincere condolences to the families of these men for their loss.


Name:
Tony ey
EMail:
aley[at]powerup.com.au
Unit:
RANClearance Diving Team 3/EODMUPAC Team35(USN)
Location:
DaNang, Sth Vietnam 1970/71
Web:
Date:
11 February 2003
Time:
02:16 -0800

Comments

Well Bloody Done. I have many fond memories of chopper crews and their 'can do' attitude. Never met you blokes as we were a little north of you .


Name:
Steve Clark
EMail:
sjclark[at]adelphia.net
Unit:
135 th AHC 3rd Platoon
Location:
Di An 1971-72
Web:
http://users.adelphia.net/~sjclark/
Date:
12 February 2003
Time:
22:28 -0800

Comments

I am thankful for just being able to be here, as I get older and look back, I am so grateful for all the friends I have made here along the way. I have moved a lot, my email has changed, a lot. But I am still here. I look to the Lord for all my needs now. I gave up the booze, just getting to old to drink and going to jail because I drove home some night is not my cup of tea. I have a beautiful wife and three teenage girls. The Lord has blessed me with happiness so I am going to show him I am grateful. Steve Clark Moreno Valley, Ca 92555


Name:
none
EMail:
azbe[at]yifan.net
Unit:
nice website
Location:
nice website
Web:
nice website
Date:
13 February 2003
Time:
18:38 -0800

Comments

nice website


Name:
Connie Low
EMail:
nannylow90[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
16 February 2003
Time:
15:50 -0800

Comments

I am an exwife of a Vietnam vet. I enjoyed seeing your site. I was told about this site by taipan joe. I wanted to see it. Thanks for allowing me to visit.


Name:
Barry Minster
EMail:
barrym[at]bigpond.net.au
Unit:
110 Sig Sqn
Location:
Saigon April 69 to Oct 1970
Web:
Date:
18 February 2003
Time:
04:12 -0800

Comments

great site - esecially Gooyey Jane


Name:
Jean Aker
EMail:
jfa23[at]juno.com
Unit:
145th CAB HHC 12th ATC
Location:
Bien Hoa/1968
Web:
www.biker.net
Date:
04 March 2003
Time:
07:31 -0800

Comments

I was one of the voices of Spartan Tower at Bien Hoa. Some of my fondest memories are working with the EMU squadron. You guys should get a kick outta my pics from then on my site.


Name:
Peter 'Tibbo' Tibbett
EMail:
tibbs[at]tpg.com.au
Unit:
12 Field Regiment RAA
Location:
Vietnam 1971
Web:
http://geocities.com/ozveterans/index
Date:
06 March 2003
Time:
04:30 -0800

Comments

Great website enjoyed my visit here very much. Hoping that you will return the visit to our website.


Name:
Ken Lombardi
EMail:
Taxiwayblue[at]aol.com
Unit:
155AHC "Stagecoach"
Location:
Ban Me Thout
Web:
Date:
13 March 2003
Time:
18:15 -0800

Comments

Good on ya all of the 135TH, my fellow Yanks and our faithful allies from down-under.


Name:
RICHARD GRASS
EMail:
NEONKITTY[at]SBCGLOBAL.NET
Unit:
709TH B CO. MAINT. BN
Location:
DONGTAM 1969
Web:
I BELONG TO ALWAYSABLE.ORG
Date:
17 March 2003
Time:
19:37 -0800

Comments

GREAT SITE, LOVE THE BACKGROUND MUSIC. RICHARD GRASS.


Name:
David Benge
EMail:
dtbenge[at]telpacific.com.au
Unit:
Prop &Rotor
Location:
Bear Cat and Dong Tam
Web:
Date:
04 April 2003
Time:
22:10 -0800

Comments

I have just been informed of the passing away of Colin Blond 17 March 2003. Colin was with the RANHFV 70-71 as an Armourer at Dong Tam who incidentally joined the Navy with me in '67. RIP


Name:
Mike Gagich
EMail:
mgagich[at]charter.net
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
06 April 2003
Time:
18:21 -0700

Comments

My cousin, Larry E. Steppee, was killed in a helicopter crash on 7-4-71. I would appreciate any information concerning the circumstances surrounding the crash. Thank you for your assistance.


Name:
Ernest Davis
EMail:
EDavis5957[at]aol.com
Unit:
135ahc
Location:
fFt Hood, Vaung Tau, and Blackhorsr
Web:
Date:
07 April 2003
Time:
20:13 -0700

Comments

I started with the 135th at fort Hood gray Field. Went to Nam in Sept 67 came home in sept 68. I am still looking for Patrick J. Snyder. Last known address in in Phonex. Hope I can find him soon. Later


Name:
cody wells
EMail:
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
15 April 2003
Time:
07:46 -0700

Comments

Ilike this site


Name:
Catherine C. Turner
EMail:
 
Unit:
Daughter of the infamous Hilary M. Turner
Location:
Web:
Date:
21 April 2003
Time:
00:39 -0700

Comments

So, that you're all aware - I have moved from Canberra to Darwin in the Northern Territory. I am unable to set up my office at the moment, so won't be rejoining the email list for about another month. If you need my new contact details please email. (if someone who is on the email list sees this can you please let Frank Eyck know - I don't have his email in order to pass on my details for the newsletter to be posted to me). Apologies for the delay in putting the book together - it is still on my agenda. I am contemplating approaching a military historian to collaborate on the factual recount of the book. If this comes off it will be in full swing.


Name:
Larry Simon
EMail:
flingwrench[at]spe.midco.net
Unit:
195th AHC 1st Air Lift/117th AHC 214th CAB
Location:
10-10-67 to 07-06-68 07-06-68 to 10-07-68
Web:
Date:
26 April 2003
Time:
09:55 -0700

Comments

I remember you guys up at Red Horse and all that red mud and red dust visible for 50 miles at altitude. Met you at many POL's and Bear Cat, Hotel 3, French Fort, Duc Hoa, Ving Long, Dong Tam, Song Be, Lock Nhin, Bu Dop, Qaun Loi, Dautieng, Swan Loc, Phan Thiet, Nhui Dat, & out in the bush. Went on some combined missions with you folks, the 117th, 191st, & 240th AHC's and kicked some butt in the Delta in April 'n May '68. Great site, welcome home guys.


Name:
Larry
EMail:
fling
Unit:
195th AHC 1st Air Lift
Location:
Plantation AAF, Long Bihn, Quan Loi
Web:
Date:
26 April 2003
Time:
10:12 -0700

Comments

Forget to mention the (Where) in the Where/When section. Just below the 199th LIB near 11 FF and on the Plantation AAF at Long Binh along with the 17th, 117th AHC's stationed there too at one time or another. The 17th AHC went north with the 308th CAB 101st ABN and we lost lots of people by infusion to them. A few were KIA up North with them there. I have attended some VHCMA reunions and drank a lot of beer with former memembers of the 135th AHC there as 195th AHC crews are hard to find there. Most attend SOA, Special Operations Association in Las Vegas in Sept. each year as we supported Special Operations in Vietnam, Seals, MACV-SOG, and groups like that. You fellas did a lot of them kind of over the border missions too that didn't get much mention either. They way I see it everybody did a bunch of everything there could be done with helicopters when we were there-and some more...


Name:
John Dawe
EMail:
nugget0[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
1967-68
Location:
Photographer/hootchbuilder/gunner/toolvanman/dogsbody
Web:
Date:
06 May 2003
Time:
04:48 -0700

Comments

Just passing on a Buzz... Proposed Mega-Reunion - Sydney Hi Craig, I received the following e-mail from Stan Sheldon the other day, is this the one you're involved in...? NATIONAL NAVAL REUNION - 2004 A CELEBRATION OF NAVAL SERVICE 1st - 8th AUGUST, 2004 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA If you served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1901 to the present day - then remember your youth and the friendships you made and join us in Sydney for a once in a lifetime experience. Meets and Greets, Dinners, Tours, Sports Events and almost anything you could wish for finishing up with A MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF SYDNEY WITH THE SALUTE TAKEN AT THE SYDNEY TOWN HALL (our own parade at last). So come on all you Sailors, both young and old alike, bring your wives, husbands, partners and even bring the kids, but please do come and join us for this may never happen again. For further information contact: Ray Garlin - 02.9585.9119 Norm Charman - 02.4295.5041 Ray Simpson - 02.9712.3277 Allen Lewis - 02.4297.6416 Noel Jackson - 02.4274.6020 Alex Garlin - 07.5571.0745 If this is 'legit', is the NAVY getting behind this, who's taking the salute, who's giving permission to march, and what's the significance of '1st - 8th AUGUST, 2004' ????????


Name:
Robert Downey
EMail:
mabawa[at]bellsouth.net
Unit:
135th HQ/222nd CAB HQ
Location:
Blackhorse/Bear Cat/Aug 68-early 1969
Web:
Date:
09 May 2003
Time:
12:03 -0700

Comments

Truly a fantastic site. Brings back incredible memories, including a lot of names I do not see - LTC Osbourne, CPT Terry Clark, Larry Dollar, Terry Hunt, 1LT Jim Konoske, Dexter Miracle, Andy Simoneaux, Jackie Porchay, Landry, Crim, 1SGTs Barnett, Florin, and Judy, Hemminger, Gerry Shook Farmer, and so many others I cannot remember. Then there was Fritz the dog and MAJ Raetz's EMU Drive-In. One thing I will never forget though was the day we lost "Blue" StClair. Thanks guys. A great job. I Think I may still have some pictures from late 1968. Will try to find them.


Name:
John Lekas
EMail:
johntlekas[at]aol.com
Unit:
135thAHC/Maintenance/Avionics
Location:
Web:
Date:
13 May 2003
Time:
10:14 -0700

Comments


Name:
John Lekas
EMail:
johntlekas[at]aol.com
Unit:
135th AHC/Maintenance/Avionics
Location:
Ft Hood, Vung Tau, Blackhorse/Sept67-Sept68
Web:
Date:
13 May 2003
Time:
10:32 -0700

Comments

Good times and bad the days and nights are still remembered. The welcome party the VC gave us when we moved from Vung Tau to Blackhorse and oh yes Tet68. Wish I had not lost contact with my friends.


Name:
Grainger Barry Lowes
EMail:
bazzergr[at]bigpond.com
Unit:
RAN HFV Maint/inspect/admin
Location:
'69-70 Bearcat South VietNam
Web:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
17:16 -0700

Comments

I have been overjoyed to be able to visit your web site, have some photos, how best to send for your possible use? All the best. Thank you for your very informitive pages. It has been a great opportunity to visit it as I am now a TPI and I needed something like this to help with my healing. God Bless Barry


Name:
Russ Vossler
EMail:
russpointman[at]msn.com
Unit:
135thAHC Maint./Crewchief
Location:
BearCat 12/68-12/69
Web:
N/A
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
20:33 -0700

Comments

What a pleasure it has been traveling back in time through the use of this great website. Thanks to the Webmasters! John Reynolds, if you see this, I would love to hear from you. To all of you of the 135th. Welcome Home and God Bless You All!!


Name:
David L. Casey
EMail:
dlcasey0099ph[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135th AHC (Medic)
Location:
Black Horse, 3/68-8/68, flew with taipans
Web:
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
08:52 -0700

Comments

Im glad to see a sight for us EMU'S & TAIPAN"S.I and "blackie" the aussie started the dispensary in blackhorse. I sure would like to get one of those pins if you can. Thanks again dave. I do have some photo's.


Name:
Robert Johnson
EMail:
rojoeagle[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
614/135ahc/118th ahc/5th inf/1st log any
Location:
1967-1968
Web:
http://www.geocities.com/rojoeagle
Date:
25 May 2003
Time:
15:19 -0700

Comments

Bill, Thanks again for site. I have some pictures for you. John Lekas how ya been. I have some pictures of you working on the Buildings at Blackhorse. Again, thank you for the site and all your hard work.


Name:
us government grant
EMail:
john_hopkins[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
Location:
USA<!--
Web:
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
18:00 -0700

Comments

Great site! Keep it running! John. http://government-grants.org


Name:
Steve Monroe
EMail:
s.monroe[at]sympatico.ca
Unit:
135th, 1st platoon (EMU 18)
Location:
Bearcat / Dong Tam 1970
Web:
Date:
05 June 2003
Time:
13:13 -0700

Comments

Great to see some familiar names. Keep up the effort.


Name:
Yana Dimitrova
EMail:
yana_a[at]bitex.bg
Unit:
airline ticket cheap
Location:
airline ticket cheap
Web:
airline ticket cheap
Date:
10 June 2003
Time:
09:36 -0700

Comments

airline ticket cheap


Name:
Yana Dimitrova
EMail:
yana_a[at]bitex.bg
Unit:
airline ticket cheap
Location:
airline ticket cheap
Web:
airline ticket cheap
Date:
10 June 2003
Time:
09:37 -0700

Comments

airline ticket cheap


Name:
Wendell J. Pieper
EMail:
wendellpieper[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135th AHC flight platoon leader & Ops Officer
Location:
BlackHorse Dec 67 to BearCat 68
Web:
Date:
10 June 2003
Time:
19:44 -0700

Comments

It was great to see a 135th web site. Have been a member of VHPA for a few years, but have not seen too many old names listed that I knew so have not attended reunions yet. Hope to do so in the near future. Does the 135th have any get togethers? Thank You for a great web page, it really looks good and takes me back those many years. Interested to hear from any of the 68 crew that remembers me.


Name:
John Harrington
EMail:
john52782000[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
1st avi 11cab 128th AHC Tomahawks
Location:
Phu Loi Vietnam 68-69
Web:
na
Date:
13 June 2003
Time:
10:40 -0700

Comments

Thanks for the great site Bill.Iwas a doorgunner with the tomahawks out of phu loi I beleive a gunner from one of your platoons his name is Bill don't remember his last name flew with us.to make along story short he flew my ship one day & I took standby My ship took fire and he was shot I beleive in the leg and foot if any one can help me find this guy please let me know I would love to here from him and tell him Iam really sorry he got shot


Name:
john harrington
EMail:
john52782000[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
11cab, 128th AHC tomahawks
Location:
Phu Loi Nov 68 May 69
Web:
na
Date:
14 June 2003
Time:
12:37 -0700

Comments

Great site looking for a gunner that flew with us his name is Bill he took my seat one day and I flew standby He was shot that day but not an KIA I would really like to call him and tell him Iam sorry that he got shot I never got to talk to him after the incident


Name:
David Benge
EMail:
dtbenge[at]telpacific.com.au
Unit:
EMUs P&R
Location:
69-70 Bearcat and DongTam
Web:
Date:
15 June 2003
Time:
20:29 -0700

Comments

I ran into Bernie Fisher, Aussie C/E 69/70 EMU the other day at Port Macquarie. Have not seen him in 30 years, he is looking well as can be expected for an X comertial helicopter pilot can be after 10,000+ hours in the air.Bald but still there.


Name:
Lloyd S. Ankrum
EMail:
lloyd.s.ankrum[at]us.army.mil
Unit:
A TRP 6-6 CAV
Location:
Central Iraq 24 MAR2003-????
Web:
www.assassincountry.com
Date:
16 June 2003
Time:
05:30 -0700

Comments

Hey guys, good to see the website is still up and kickin. Miss talking with some of you since I have been deployed, but hope to be home soon so I can get back on the list server. Keep up the good work, SFC Lloyd S. Ankrum "ASSASSIN 27"


Name:
Dave Loresch, SFC (Ret)
EMail:
loresch[at]rowpog.com
Unit:
135 AHC, HQ
Location:
Di An, 6/71-2/72
Web:
Date:
16 June 2003
Time:
21:39 -0700

Comments

I was a SP4 in POL when I arrived, set up a refueling point at some god-forsaken firebase on the Cambodian border, and flew as a gunner with the Dueces a few times (not enough to get an AM or wings) Then, Top learned I could type. I was the Company Clerk when the unit was deactivated. (... knew every man's name, rank, DOB, and SSN then, but darned if I can remember but a few names now) I have some shots of Di An from the ATC tower down by POL, and some shots of the effect of a sapper-attack on the flight-line. I'll see if any of them are scannable, and, if so, will make them available for you should you like. A friend indeed.


Name:
David Sims
EMail:
sims_401[at]msn.com
Unit:
Signal Detachment, 135TH AHC
Location:
Blackhourse, 1968, EMU10
Web:
Date:
21 June 2003
Time:
20:13 -0700

Comments


Name:
John Dawe
EMail:
john[at]mongarlowe.com.au
Unit:
Location:
Black Horse '67-68
Web:
Date:
27 June 2003
Time:
05:14 -0700

Comments

Going through some old papers, found a copy of general orders 11 June 1968, listing recipients for the Air Medal.Those on the list are: Barry Todd, John Peart,Roy Muscio, Dave Green,Jeff Mcintyre, Jeff Moore, Terry Brooks. Anyone wanting a jpg copy, email me.


Name:
Darrell Richardson
EMail:
dlr11111[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
335th Falcon Gun Platoon '69/70
Location:
'69/70
Web:
?????????????????/
Date:
28 June 2003
Time:
18:38 -0700

Comments

I was going to the EMU's but got side tract to the 335th. I did fly with you when you had 3000 men running and you couldn't get them all before they got in the tree lines so you called for assistance; hell we only got a few. Enemy running every where; who's first. They hit the trees; So rockets. This had to be about 12/69. Remember I'm as old as you so time could be off some. Right; I was a Falcon doorgunner and U.S. I'm glad to say. Darrell welcome home!!!!!!!!


Name:
Darrell Richardson
EMail:
dlr11111[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
335th Falcon Gun Platoon '69/70
Location:
'69/70
Web:
?????????????????/
Date:
28 June 2003
Time:
18:40 -0700

Comments

I was going to the EMU's but got side tract to the 335th. I did fly with you when you had 3000 men running and you couldn't get them all before they got in the tree lines so you called for assistance; hell we only got a few. Enemy running every where; who's first. They hit the trees; So rockets. This had to be about 12/69. Remember I'm as old as you so time could be off some. Right; I was a Falcon doorgunner and U.S. I'm glad to say. Darrell welcome home!!!!!!!!


Name:
rick misell
EMail:
misell[at]Bigpond.com
Unit:
member
Location:
bearcat 69-70
Web:
Date:
29 June 2003
Time:
02:11 -0700

Comments

That has got to be, the best comprehensive website,I have seen, well done guys. You did "Get The Bloody Job Done".


Name:
Robert Dougherty Spc-5
EMail:
ohiopm94[at]adelphia.net
Unit:
135th AHC, HQT PLT
Location:
FT. Hood 67 - Blackhorse Sept. 68
Web:
Date:
07 July 2003
Time:
08:16 -0700

Comments

I can remember a lot of the names but hard to put faces with them, lots of memories. I was ATC, and awards clerk spent some time with MACV in Xaun Loc


Name:
stephen roccabello
EMail:
srrajar[at]aol.com
Unit:
135/191ahc191 st platoon
Location:
BEARCAT/DONG TAM 57/68
Web:
n/a
Date:
22 July 2003
Time:
06:44 -0700

Comments

I was in the 135AHC in FT HOOD as a doorgunner/crew chief sp/4. In vietnam for 30 days in135 AHC inBLACK HORSE.Then whet to the 191 AHC in BEARCAT/DONG TAM 67/68 sp/5 ROCKY


Name:
stephen roccabello
EMail:
srrajar[at]aol.com
Unit:
135/191ahc191 st platoon
Location:
BEARCAT/DONG TAM 57/68
Web:
n/a
Date:
22 July 2003
Time:
06:46 -0700

Comments

I was in the 135AHC in FT HOOD as a doorgunner/crew chief sp/4. In vietnam for 30 days in135 AHC inBLACK HORSE.Then whet to the 191 AHC in BEARCAT/DONG TAM 67/68 sp/5 ROCKY


Name:
Enrico M.
EMail:
enricom[at]insymnia.com
Unit:
Location:
Web:
www.insymnia.com
Date:
29 July 2003
Time:
20:53 -0700

Comments

A little dry on the web page, but excellent job nevertheless! You guys are heroes, and deserve all the praise that you get! Thanks! - Enrico M. www.insymnia.com


Name:
Andrew L. Chernak
EMail:
alc199[at]aol.com
Unit:
CO.C 4/12Inf. 199th LIB
Location:
1969 1970 war zone D
Web:
Coventrypewter.com
Date:
04 August 2003
Time:
08:03 -0700

Comments

Great site. was here to do research and found much useful info. Keep up the good work! ALC


Name:
Rudy Davis, MAJ. US Army Retired
EMail:
rudy.davis[at]us.army.mil
Unit:
135th AHC, Second Platoon
Location:
Jan 1968 - Jan 1969
Web:
Date:
09 August 2003
Time:
18:31 -0700

Comments

I just found this website a couple of days ago. I made contact with Wally Williamson, about a month ago when he sent a letter to my home in Steilacoom, WA, 98388 and asked if I was in the 135th in VN during 1968. He lives in Lake Mary, Florida. Jeff Drolshagen lives in Gig Harbor, WA and is a building contractor/ lawyer. Good to find this site. Rudy Davis EMU 29


Name:
Andrey
EMail:
due[at]jer.com
Unit:
23
Location:
Ukraine
Web:
http://www.wanted-posters.com
Date:
11 August 2003
Time:
05:53 -0700

Comments

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Name:
Ferd
EMail:
web[at]ua.fm
Unit:
24
Location:
Uk
Web:
http://www.art-photos.wanted-posters.com
Date:
11 August 2003
Time:
05:54 -0700

Comments

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Name:
Actresses
EMail:
justsmith[at]bigmir.net
Unit:
12
Location:
Uk
Web:
Date:
11 August 2003
Time:
05:56 -0700

Comments

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Name:
Sue King (Moore)
EMail:
fruufy[at]san.rr.com
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
12 August 2003
Time:
14:49 -0700

Comments

Gentlemen of the 135th AHC, It is a pleasure to inform you that the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross Society has recognized Anthony "Tony" A. Casadio on the Honor Roll as having been awarded the U. S. DFC while serving with the 135th AHC. His name listed on the Honor Roll at: www.dfcsociety.org and when the national memorial is built, his name will be forever on the Wall of Honor. Lest we forget.


Name:
MUGUGMUGU
EMail:
MUGUMUGU[at]YAHOO.COM
Unit:
LOME TOGO
Location:
FIRST PAGE
Web:
FIRST PAGE
Date:
13 August 2003
Time:
07:54 -0700

Comments

MUGU MAN I DEY HERE KEEEEEP OOOFFFFFFFFFFFFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Name:
Dave Heffernan
EMail:
Heffpilot[at]usaircombat.com
Unit:
965th AWACS
Location:
Operation Just Cause & Desert Shield
Web:
http://www.usaircombat.com
Date:
24 August 2003
Time:
05:31 -0700

Comments

Visit my website to see our Custom Veteran Vehicle License Frames... they are OUTSTANDING! Thanks, Dave


Name:
John Hyatt
EMail:
zoso[at]gci.net
Unit:
C Troop 16th Cavalry - 4 Horsemen
Location:
CanTho 1972
Web:
Date:
03 September 2003
Time:
00:09 -0700

Comments

I think this is a very good web site. I wasn't stationed at Dong Tam but I staged missions out of there and flew over it many times. I can still hear those VNAF ships calling Dong Tam ARTY before they would leave. "This is VNAF flight calling Dong Tam ARTY - WE GO NOW"


Name:
Chris Jules
EMail:
c_jules77[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
-
Location:
-
Web:
-
Date:
08 September 2003
Time:
06:55 -0700

Comments

I'm just a 47 year old Australian University Student, with an interest in Vietnam. I've been there twice, [in 1999 & 2001] & found your website by accident. It's great. The photos are especially good.


Name:
Roger D. Wilbanks
EMail:
rogbec[at]bellsouth.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Feb 67 Ft Hood-Oct 68 Blackhorse
Web:
Date:
19 September 2003
Time:
18:34 -0400

Comments

An outstanding job. Thoroughly enjoyed looking at the sites. Saw my picture with the Gun Platoon


Name:
Ray Murphy
EMail:
raymurphy[at]email.com
Unit:
25 Inf Div & 54th Avn Co
Location:
Cu Chi 1968. next to Bear Cat 1970
Web:
Date:
04 October 2003
Time:
01:35 -0400

Comments

There is a Huey in Hayward, CA being rebuilt to be a replica of one of your slicks, 69109. The Huey should be flying in November, 2003. Ray


Name:
Terry Mathews
EMail:
graynfoxy36[at]earthlink.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
dong tam 0ct to Dec 1970
Web:
none yet
Date:
09 October 2003
Time:
12:25 -0400

Comments

I wasn't in the Emus very long, just enough to become acquainted with a few of the RAN guys. Michael Aves one and Thatcher in the engine shop? Like to hear from one of or both of you. sp/5 Terry Mathews. THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE I VISIT OFTEN.


Name:
Brad Petitt
EMail:
mlcri[at]earthlink.net
Unit:
Squadron VMAQ-2
Location:
Cherry Point, N.C., 1976-1982
Web:
Date:
09 October 2003
Time:
15:55 -0400

Comments

Work with a fine gentleman from the 135th, Mr. Robert "Bob" Dougherty. I've enjoyed talking with him about his tour and service to our great nation. Great job guys, you did us proud. Semper Fidelis.


Name:
Bernard Iribarren
EMail:
bsiribarren[at]aol.com
Unit:
135th 2nd platoon
Location:
bear-cat & Dong-Tam 70-71
Web:
Date:
16 October 2003
Time:
01:59 -0400

Comments

hello again


Name:
Robert Ramsey
EMail:
ramseyrncc[at]msn.com
Unit:
Bravo Company 2/60th Infantry
Location:
Fort Lewis, WA 1975-1982
Web:
Date:
17 October 2003
Time:
06:28 -0400

Comments

Love the site. Vietnam vets deserve their due NOW. All you guys who fought in Nam Rock. God Bless you ALL


Name:
John Ziska
EMail:
johnz442[at]comcast.net
Unit:
19th Engineer (Combat) Battalion, 18th Brigade, 45th Group
Location:
Qui Nhon, Bong Son P.R.Viet-Nam / 1966 - 1967
Web:
http://home.earthlink.net/~engr19/
Date:
19 October 2003
Time:
21:10 -0400

Comments

Great web site and thanks to all of you for the support you have provided to us grunts on the ground...... Best regards, JohnZ.


Name:
DAN RONDISH
EMail:
TERRIBLETOY[at]AOL.COM
Unit:
19TH COMBAT ENGRS. "A" COMPANY
Location:
VIET NAM 67-68
Web:
Date:
20 October 2003
Time:
18:11 -0400

Comments

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK


Name:
Herb Miller
EMail:
hm317[at]erols.com
Unit:
Maintenance Platoon
Location:
VungTau/Black Horse 1968
Web:
Date:
23 October 2003
Time:
12:11 -0400

Comments

I transferred into the 135th at Vung Tau and the company moved to Black Horse around the beginning of 1968.This is a fantastic web site. I hope I can locate some of my buddies from this unit of which I am proud to have been a member.


Name:
karin rose
EMail:
karisioux[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
25 October 2003
Time:
15:52 -0400

Comments

thank you for a job well done gentlemen. WELCOME HOME!!! karin "karisioux" rose, widow of George A Rose USMC


Name:
Mahendra Blackman
EMail:
mahendra[at]alpher.net.au
Unit:
RAN HELICOPTER FLIGHT VIETNAM
Location:
Vung Tau & Blackhorse Oct 1967 to Oct 1968
Web:
N/A
Date:
04 November 2003
Time:
20:31 -0500

Comments

I was the Leading Sick Berth Attendant (Medic) for the 135th AHC. My name was then Frank/Blackie/Doc. I also worked in the operating theatres at Blackhorse and later at Xuan Loc civy Hosp. I also flew as door gunner in 'Smokie' when due to injuries they were short of men. This is the first time I have realised that this site existed. I haven't surfed it all yet, my server is very slow. I was looking for photos. And any information to the whereabouts of film that was made of the RAN participating in 135th. This site is very exciting, Like most of us I have lost contact, and haven't spoken about our 'time', but now the memories are flooding in and its so good to find some connection to the 135th. And to see the respect and remembrance of our fallen heroes--I thought we were all forgotten, that is those of us who remain.


Name:
Jim Finnegan
EMail:
Finnegan[at]SaigonWarrior.com
Unit:
Capital Military Assistance Command
Location:
Cholon - behind FWF 1969-70
Web:
www.saigonwarrior.com
Date:
07 November 2003
Time:
12:28 -0500

Comments

Dropped by today on a flight through history. Great site, lots of great Pics and info about the unit. We were right behind you guys at FWF in Cholon. Used your radio equipment when ours wouldn't work. Drop by the Capital Military Assistance Command (CMAC) website at www.saigonwarrior.com sometime and check out the Pics and my story: CMAC, A Vietnam Era Trilogy. Regards,


Name:
Mike Dalley
EMail:
mdalley[at]sisna.com
Unit:
1st Logistical Support, 394 Security Guard Det.
Location:
Qui Nhon 67/68
Web:
Date:
07 November 2003
Time:
15:41 -0500

Comments

Appreciate the Web Master's time in setting this up - it's great!


Name:
Thomas Kirk
EMail:
tjanvr[at]earthlink.net
Unit:
135 1st Platoon/Taipans/Maint
Location:
Bear Cat, Dong Tam Dec 69 Jan 70
Web:
Date:
10 November 2003
Time:
23:35 -0500

Comments

Great to see photos of so many I remember. I even had an opportunity to send info on an "unknown" photo of myself. I'll be looking in my own scrap book for contributions.


Name:
arthur j. mcgehee
EMail:
artsu67[at]bellsouth.net
Unit:
maintenance
Location:
oct 71 to feb 72
Web:
Date:
25 November 2003
Time:
13:59 -0500

Comments


Name:
NICO
EMail:
JOHN1[at]MUGU.COM
Unit:
Location:
OHIO
Web:
Date:
11 December 2003
Time:
09:13 -0500

Comments

great site ok


Name:
Lloyd S. Ankrum
EMail:
lloyd.s.ankrum[at]us.army.mil
Unit:
A TROOP 6-6 Cavalry
Location:
Balad, Iraq March24, 2003-???????????
Web:
assassincountry.com
Date:
11 December 2003
Time:
13:52 -0500

Comments

Hey buys, how is everyone doing. Things are going well here in Iraq. Hopefully we are nearing our end and I will talk to some of you when I return Home. Check out our Troops web page. You can also find more stuff about our squadron at these two websites: desparadosiniraq.com paleriders.com Talk to ya'll soon Lloyd


Name:
Phil Stanley
EMail:
rsccollect[at]aol.com
Unit:
2nd Plt
Location:
Vung Tau & Blackhorse 10/67 to 5/68
Web:
Date:
15 December 2003
Time:
10:48 -0500

Comments

Happy Holidays to all of the members of the 135th AHC and their families. A special Holiday Greetings to the guys who set up this website


Name:
Steve Young
EMail:
steve.m.young[at]honeywell.com
Unit:
129th AHC
Location:
Lane AHP 1969-1970
Web:
Date:
15 December 2003
Time:
14:48 -0500

Comments

Nice site. My brother was a pilot in the 135th (Dave Young- EMU Stud) in 1968. I flew Huey's in Vietnam in 1970. Dave and I got to fly together in the Army Reserves after the war. Unfortunately Dave passed away in Oct 2000. Bless you all.


Name:
William J. O'Connor
EMail:
williamoconnor[at]optonline.net
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
23 December 2003
Time:
05:28 -0500

Comments

I'm trying to find out anything and all about Bernadino Genchi. I'm married to his only daughter Dina, and I'm attempting a biography of the father she never met. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! thanks


Name:
EMail:
Unit:
Location:
Web:
Date:
23 December 2003
Time:
05:38 -0500

Comments

Dino Genchi was KIA July 22, 1969


Name:
James E. Savage
EMail:
C1830Q[at]AOL.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Camp Blackhorse and Camp Bear Cat 1968
Web:
Date:
25 December 2003
Time:
00:23 -0500

Comments

I was the crewchief on the ship 053 until it got shot up along with me. After 053 was destroyed and I got out of the 24th Evac. hospital and back to Blackhorse I got a new ship. We got enough parts from the 145th to build a smoke ship. I was crewchief on Smokey until I came home in December of 1968.


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