Guestbook Log From 2010

Name:
Bill Hysmith (Webmaster 135th AHC)
EMail:
taipan495[at]135ahc.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bear Cat
Date:
01 January 2010
Time:
00:01

Comments

Welcome to 2010 all former EMUs and guests. May the new year smile on you. I
hope your visit here is an enjoyable one.


Name:
Don Freid
EMail:
donfreid2[at]mchsi.com
Unit:
189th AHC
Location:
Camp Holloway
Date:
09 January 2010
Time:
12:07

Comments

Just surfed in. Nice website. Was a Charley Model Gunner with 189th AHC out
of Camp Holloway near Pleiku 69-70


Name:
Will Gibbons (Hoot)
EMail:
willgibbons[at]cox.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Blackhorse/Bear Cat
Date:
19 January 2010
Time:
15:36

Comments

Old Hoot’s still kicking. Hope to see some of you at VHPA Reunion in San
Diego this summer.


Name:
Phil Stanley
EMail:
pstanley5611[at]msn.com
Unit:
135th AHC 2nd Plt 1967-68
Location:
Vung Tau/Blackhorse
Date:
08 February 2010
Time:
13:08

Comments

I talked with Dirty Jim Dremel this morning. We both have vivid memories of
Feb 8 1968. Hard to believe that was 42 years ago. I can’t remember what I had
for lunch yesterday but I can still see the events of Feb 8 1968. Must be
getting old! Would like to hear from anyone who remembers the Tet Offensive.


Name:
Brian Prahl
EMail:
dustoff23[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
45th Med Co. (Air Ambulance)
Location:
Top of IV Corps, all of III and bottom of II
Date:
13 February 2010
Time:
20:34

Comments

Great site. Thanks for the great gun coverage!

Brian Prahl
Dustoff 23
45th Med Co
4/70-4/71


Name:
John Macartney
EMail:
jrmaca[at]bigpond.com
Unit:
68th Sig Det/135th Avionics
Location:
Blackhorse/Bearcat 68/69
Date:
15 February 2010
Time:
04:00

Comments

All 135th members are invited to join us in Brisbane for the Anzac Day march
through the city. Social gathering afterwards.

Mac


Name:
Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret
EMail:
admin[at]veteranprograms.com
Location:
Highland, CA
Date:
20 February 2010
Time:
19:38

Comments

Great website!

VSO’s throughout the Nation tell us the U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs is
a GREAT website as well. In fact, it is the website recommended by VSO’s around
the world. Veterans who are actively pursuing a service-connected claim or
seeking an increase in compensation visit U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs to
learn how to file, who to see, where to go, what to do, and so much more. Visit
it today!

http://www.veteranprograms.com


Name:
joe ralph
EMail:
natashashell[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
21 February 2010
Time:
15:45

Comments

good to see the website still working wonderfully.
I will be travellin to USA in mid year 2010 to see the Fort Rucker honour stone
again.
Joe ralph


Name:
Frank Roddy, CPT Arty
EMail:
froddy37[at]aol.com
Date:
07 March 2010
Time:
21:43

Comments

I was assigned to the 135th ACH from the activation at Ft. Hood until I was
reassigned in Vung Tau as the battalion information officer. I regret I cannot
recall the bn. designation. At Ft. Hood I was the supply officer and assisted
CPT John Smith (I believe) in deploying the unit to Viet Nam. I briefly served
as company intel off in Vung Tau until transferred.

I also served in the 117th AHC in Dong Ba Thin in 1965-66 when the 135th was
there as a Caribou company. One of the pilots was a classmate when we were Army
dependents at Ft. Kobbe, CZ about 15 years earlier. Small world.

If this bit of information helps anyone fill any gaps in the unit history I am
happy to offer it.


Name:
Joan Lamentia
EMail:
joanlamantia[at]aol.com
Date:
15 March 2010
Time:
12:09

Comments

David Cook passed away March 14th 2010.
He lived in Brockton Ma.


Name:
Bill Cornelius
EMail:
wmcornelius[at]zoomtown.com
Unit:
A/4/21 11th Light Infantry BDE
Location:
I-Corp Viet Nam
Date:
16 March 2010
Time:
10:15

Comments

I’ll never forget the sound of choppers coming to pick up wounded or to get
us out of a world of s–t. Thanks guys!!!!


Name:
Thomas W. Mundell
EMail:
twmundell[at]netscape.net
Unit:
135th AHC Taipans
Location:
Bear Cat
Date:
17 March 2010
Time:
01:12

Comments

None


Name:
david j cook
EMail:
insane198[at]aol.com
Location:
ma
Date:
18 March 2010
Time:
20:32

Comments

i am sorry to inform all of you my dad david j cook aka cookie has past on
monday the 15 of march 2010 he was a great man he will be allways in our hearts

thanks david j cook the sencond


Name:
Steve Hull
EMail:
hulls58[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135th AHC Avionics
Location:
Bearcat, Dong Tam, Di An
Date:
29 March 2010
Time:
22:04

Name:
Dave Benge
EMail:
linen[at]virginbroadband.com.au
Unit:
135th AHC P&R
Location:
Bear Cat and Dong Tam
Date:
02 April 2010
Time:
20:49

Comments

Our Maintenance Officer was Capt ED Savacol at Bear Cat and Dong Tam .
He eventually made Colonel I believe. I would like to get hold of Ed whilst I am
in USA June – July 2010. Where is Ed Now!??
Dave Benge 135th Prop & Rotor
Bear Cat and Dong Tam OCT 69-70
See you at the VHCMA Reunion at Atlanta 16-20 June 2010
 


Name:
Roger D. Wilbanks
EMail:
rodwilbanks[at]att.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Camp Black Horse
Date:
08 April 2010
Time:
18:33

Comments

I really enjoyed the site. I was with the 135th from Feb 1967 till Oct 1968.
At Camp Black Horse I was the Intell Sgt, Perimeter Guard platoon Sgt, flew as a
door gunner pretty often on both slicks and guns (mostly guns) and at one time
ran the unit lounge. I was medically retired from the service in 1972. I am now
an Apostolic Minister with the United Pentecostal Church. I would really like to
contact SFC Emilio Apadaca, if anyone knows his whereabouts


Name:
Joe Ralph
EMail:
natashashell[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
26 April 2010
Time:
08:21

Comments

well on the 25th April US time Sam Echols, Dale Sprewell (brother to Cpt.
Sprewell) and Joe Ralph meet at Fort Rucker 135th AHC honour stone and held a
mini ANZAC DAY. A toast to all the 135th AHC guys was drank. a great day to
catch up. Joe also caught up with Larry Linebarger crewchief 135th AHC 69/70


Name:
Joe Ralph
EMail:
natashashell[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
16 May 2010
Time:
12:31

Comments

G’Day all
well i met with cpt Sprewells brother and Sam Eclos at the 135th AHC memorial in
fort Rucker it was great ANZAC DAY in usa time. talked with Larry Linebarger and
Harris Mc Gough trying to find some info on two guys crewchief ( last name )
Teague from AR and Huggins gunner both early 1970. any help


Name:
Gary Calderon
EMail:
Gunner1948[at]netzero.net
Unit:
162nd. A.H.C.
Location:
Keene CA
Date:
27 May 2010
Time:
12:10

Comments

You bloody Bastards ! I was with the 36th. Engineers who built the air field
in Bear Cat in 1967 for the Azzies ! I had a friend who was K.I.A. ! 1-3-69
Larry McPherson . We went over to the Nam 9-67 I went to the 162nd.A.H.C. he
went to the 135th.A.H.C. I’m looking for anyone who knew him, a Red Pecker Head
?


Name:
Will (Hoot) Gibbons
EMail:
willgibbons[at]cox.net
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
blackhorse/bearcat
Date:
08 June 2010
Time:
14:05

Comments

Does anyone remember a warrant officer who was an expert on
insects? I think his first name was Jerry.
(timeframe – Jan 68 – Jan 69)


Name:
Robert A. Dougherty (Spc5)
EMail:
ohiopm94[at]roadrunner.com
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
Ft. Hood, Vietnam
Date:
16 June 2010
Time:
23:19

Comments

It’s been a long time, and I still remember like it was last week, I joined
the 135th in the spring of 1967 at Gray AAF, left it in Sept 1968. Guess I’m
among the survivors.


Name:
Danny Ireland
EMail:
jai911[at]verizon.net
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
Vung Tau
Date:
06 July 2010
Time:
16:50

Comments

Danny Ireland with the 135th from 2/67 thru 11/67.


Name:
Robert Westervelt
EMail:
letbe[at]verizon.net
Date:
20 July 2010
Time:
00:04

Comments

Robert Westervelt, 637 Sellmeyer Lane, Lewisville TX 75077, Phone:
972-317-5525
135 AHC Bear Cat Viet Nam 1970. Looking for Civilian Contractor Cliff Reed, who
worked in the sheet metal shop in 1970. Any information is appreciated. E mail:
letbe[at]verizon.net


Name:
John DeWitt
EMail:
F18USMC[at]Gmail.com
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
Blackhorse and Bearcat
Date:
06 July 2010
Time:
16:50

Comments

Nice web site………..great memories!

John DeWitt
Taipan
Sep 68 – Mar 70

B.S. Arizona State Univ 72-75
USMC 76-03 Col USMC (Ret)
F-4 Phantom, F-18 Desert Storm, OEF


Name:
Michael Thompson
EMail:
mikeorgail67[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135 assault
Location:
vung thi, black horse
Date:
26 July 2010
Time:
15:42

Comments

Just discovered your website. Really enjoyed seeing some of my friends.
Granddaughter enjoyed watching videos. Nice job of putting the site together. I
was a crew chief and door gunner for col. Vickery. I was in Vietnam from 67-68.


Name:
Gerald Klemme
EMail:
gerry.yonnie[at]gmail.com
Unit:
135th
Date:
15 August 2010
Time:
16:05

Comments

Just getting online for the first time. Great to see such a thorough web
site. I was in Vietnam in 67-68, and it would be great to get together with any
Las Vegas area vets. 


Name:
Will Hoot Gibbons
EMail:
willgibbons[at]cox.net
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
Blackhorse/Bear Cat
Date:
19 August 2010
Time:
14:36

Comments

Anybody know what’s become of Leftenant Godfrey?


 

Name:
Gerald Klemme
EMail:
gerry.yonnie[at]gmail.com
Unit:
135th A.H.C.
Location:
Gray AAF
Date:
22 August 2010
Time:
17:20

Comments

sure am glad i found you. my name is gerald [gerry] klemme. i join the 135th
ahc at gray army airfield in mar of 1967. i was the maint supv. my most fond
memory was the trip from tx to ca with all the helicopters, and that trip by
ship to vietnam. would like to hear from anyone who made that trip with me.


Name:
James Wingrove
EMail:
jawpax[at]live.com
Unit:
135th
Location:
Dong tam – Da in
Date:
16 October 2010
Time:
15:02

Comments

From Jan.71-Dec.71 Lest We Forget


Name:
Paul Occhialini
EMail:
pocchia[at]netzero.com
Unit:
B Co. 169th Engrs
Location:
California
Date:
19 October 2010
Time:
15:14

Comments

I was in country from 1967-1968, 1969-1970, 2 and a half years give or take a
month, I was in Long Binh, to Bear Cat back to Long Binh to Xuan Loc to Phoung
Lam. Just starting to drag out all this stuff inside me. THANKS for the Pics.


Name:
James Wingrove
EMail:
jawpax[at]gmail.com
Unit:
135th EMU’S 2nd Flt ship # 69-25374
Location:
Dong Tam, Di An
Date:
22 October 2010
Time:
23:22

Comments

Hello, my name is James Wingrove, 2nd flt. plt. jan.-dec.71. Anyone know John
L. Tobyansin is.

This my new e-mail adress jawpax[at]gmail.com. Has anyone heard from Crabb,
he was from texas in the 2nd flt. plt. jan.71. Or Mr Mullenmaister aka slash.

Updated by Webmaster 26 October 2010 – Hy


Name:
John Brennan
EMail:
johnmailman[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
114th AHC
Location:
California
Date:
02 November 2010
Time:
19:23

Comments

Gentlemen,

Just need to touch base with you all before I finalize this book project for
publication. I’ll be sending the results of this huge undertaking, U.S. ARMY
HELICOPTER NAMES IN VIETNAM, to the publisher at the end of December 2010. It’s
taken six years to gather 2,900 copter “names” that crews & pilots painted on
their rotor aircraft between 1962-73.
May I hit you up once again for crew names, chopper tail/serial #’s,
nose/door/doghouse art images and copter “names” either verbally applied to a
unit’s helo or painted on the fuselage of that
scout/slick/gun/cargo/dustoff/medevac ship.
Please inform everyone you know that the time to contribute is now. This
compilation of “names” can only be termed a success when ALL the names get
recorded. I believe that what I have collected to date represents the MAJORITY
of those that were inscribed and painted on our in-country birds. Posterity will
safeguard those that are saved for history. Those that go un-recorded will
regrettably chip away & erode our collective in-country legacy. Thank you
gentlemen and fellow veterans, let’s also welcome home some of our long lost
aviation history. John Brennan, former SP5, 114 AHC, 1970-71, Vinh Long AAF,
Mekong Delta. My email address is johnmailman[at]yahoo.com.


Name:
Steve LaRue
EMail:
stevelarue[at]comcast.net
Date:
10 November 2010
Time:
22:11

Comments

Thank you. Thank you for enduring. It’s a trait I respect above all else. May
your paths be easily traversed.


Name:
Vernon Simmons
EMail:
sandycreek[at]usa.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
1746 South Scales Street, Reidsville NC 27320
Date:
15 November 2010
Time:
22:08

Comments

I am looking for some unit patches and lapel pins…was there 5/69-5/70…I
hope all are well and made it home.

Webmaster’s Note:
Vernon,
You should be able to find just about anything you want from Andy Curran (4th
R.A.N. contingent, 135th AHC).
http://www.warbadges.com/catalog/


Name:
Tom Agness EMU 26
EMail:
tsagness[at]cbrwg.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Di An
Date:
18 November 2010
Time:
11:11

Comments

I have been out of touch for a while. I change e-mail and forgot to update. I
Would love to attend next reunion and see some of my friends from Di An days.
Please update my e-mail and keep me informed of happenings. Thanks, Tom Agness
EMU 26 Jun 71 to Nov 71


Name:
Don Faulkner
EMail:
jelectri[at]tampabay.rr.com
Unit:
135th Assault Helicopter Company
Location:
Di An
Date:
22 December 2010
Time:
12:18

Comments


Name:
Hoot Gibbons
EMail:
willgibbons[at]cox.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Blackhorse/Bearcat
Date:
25 December 2010
Time:
13:21

Comments

Christmas.. It’s time to resupply the grunts with hot food.
Merry Christmas to all.