Guestbook Log From 2012

Name:
Bill Hysmith (Webmaster 135th AHC)
EMail:
taipan495[at]135ahc.net
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bear Cat
Date:
01 January 2012
Time:
00:01

Comments

May 2012 be a good year for you. I hope your visit here is an enjoyable one.


Name:
Jeffrey Williams
EMail:
jlwilliams6869[at]comcast.net
Unit:
135th/Taipans
Location:
Blackhorse/Bearcat
Date:
04 January 2012
Time:
00:04

Comments

I guess it’s about time for me to check out the site. I miss all you guys I
had the pleasure to fly with during most of 68 and all of 69. Being one of the
crew chiefs of the Taipans for almost 19 months is something I’ll remember.


Name:
Will (Hoot) Gibbons
EMail:
willgibbons[at]cox.net
Unit:
135th
Location:
Blackhorse/Bearcat
Date:
10 January 2012
Time:
15:40

Comments

Can’t believe it’s 2012 already. That idea about showing up in 2013 sounds
like a good idea to me.


Name:
David Benge
EMail:
linens[at]virginbroadband.com.au
Unit:
RANHFV 69-70
Location:
Bear Cat & Dong Tam
Date:
06 February 2012
Time:
17:56

Comments

It is with great regret that I have just heard that our esteemed colleague
CPO Jim Hill has passed away Jim was an armourer in the RANHFV 1967-68 .
Jim had cancer.
Regards
David Benge RANHFV 69-70


Name:
Justin Hill
EMail:
justin.hill[at][defence.gov.au
Unit:
Submarine School
Location:
HMAS Stirling
Date:
16 February 2012
Time:
00:56

Comments

Just wanted to inform all that in the early hours of last Tuesday (7 Feb), my
Uncle, Jim Hill (RANHFV 1st Contingent) passed away. He was fairwelled at HMAS
Albatross, with Admirals attending, and a helicopter flypast. A fitting farewell
to a great guy. He was staunchly proud of his service with you guys, and used to
tell me often. He told me more about your adventures after I joined the RAN. You
were wild boys……
Cheers Gents.
POETSM Justin Hill


Name:
Joe Ralph
EMail:
natashash22[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
16 February 2012
Time:
17:29

Comments

G’Day Fellow EMU’s
Well Bad start to 2012 we have lost fellow 135th AHC mates Jim HILL and Melchor
BASTITA I do hope we lose no more.
I will be at Fort Rucker on 24th April 2012 for ANZAC Day to remember all our
13th AHC mates
Taipanjoe


Name:
David Benge
EMail:
linens[at]virginbroadband.com.au
Unit:
135th EMUs
Location:
Bear Cat & Dong Tam
Date:
03 March 2012
Time:
05:26

Comments

 I’m looking for Mike Kahler from or near Tulsa OK. Bear Cat 69-70
I had his Email address but NO GO.
All help appreciated. BTW a few of us EMU’s will be at the annual VHCMA Reunion
at Reno (Nugett Casino) June 20-24th


Name:
donald whitley
EMail:
dwhitleymj[at]roadrunner.com
Unit:
135 ahc
Location:
bear cat
Date:
09 March 2012
Time:
13:42

Comments

just found web site. think it is the best. brings back memories. found
helicopter accent report tail # 67-17492. happened on may, 5 1970.


Name:
Cowboy 21
EMail:
dupuisdp[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
335 AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
16 March 2012
Time:
17:20

Comments

Dale Norman, 61, USA Vietnam Vet, Mint Hill, NC, 18 – 20 MAR 12

Patriots,
It is with a heavy heart that we have lost another True American Hero, Mr. Dale
Norman. Mr. Norman’s life was tragically cut short while riding his motorcycle
at Daytona Beach this week. Dale served as a Spec 5 with the 135th Assault
Helicopter Company during Vietnam. He received a Bronze Star for Valor. His
wife, Elizabeth has requested that the Patriot Guard Stand For Her Husband As He
Stood For US!

SHORT NOTICE CONFIRMED MISSION: Dale Norman, 61, USA Vietnam Vet, Mint Hill, NC,
18 – 20 MAR 12
 


Name:
David Casey
EMail:
vietnam6671[at]msn.com
Unit:
135th AHC- 197th Med Det
Location:
Blackhorse
Date:
22 March 2012
Time:
21:31

Comments

Medic who flew with the Taipans and worked with Blackie setting up the 197th
Med Det 3/68-8/68


Name:
Jerry Bennett
EMail:
jerryconnieb[at]mchsi.com
Unit:
USAF
Location:
Bien Hoa
Date:
26 March 2012
Time:
21:23

Comments

New friend of Mike Petersen.


Name:
John Card
EMail:
levoncard[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135 AHC
Location:
grey, vung tau, black horse
Date:
05 April 2012
Time:
22:16

Comments

 


Name:
LTC Steve Jobson
EMail:
levoncard[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
USAACE
Location:
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Date:
18 April 2012
Time:
12:53

Comments

G’Day,

I am Lieutenant Colonel Steve Jobson, the Australian Army Aviation Liaison
Officer at Fort Rucker. I would like to inform you that on the 25th April 2012,
there will be an ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Breakfast at the 135th AHC Memorial
in Veterans Park and then at the US Army Aviation Museum.

Timings are:

0500 – 0530: Gunfire Breakfast at Veterans Park (Coffee, Rum and ANZAC Biscuits)
0530 – 0600: Dawn Service at Veterans Park
0600 – 0730: Full Hot Breakfast and “2 Up” in the Museum

Dress is coat & tie or Class A uniform.

If you wish to attend, I would appreciate if you could email Ms Lisa Sconiers at
lisa.j.sconiers.civ[at]mail.mil. My telephone contact is (334) 669 3573.

All veterans and families of the 135th AHC are warmly welcome to attend the
ANZAC Day service on the 25th April 2012.

Regards,

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Jobson


Name:
William Bowen
EMail:
WILLIAMBOWEN3[at]HOTMAIL.COM
Unit:
135TH AIR ASSUALT
Location:
Bearcat, Dong Tam
Date:
30 April 2012
Time:
08:30

Comments

Life was hard with 135 but they were my family then and I do miss them.


Name:
Joe Ralph
EMail:
natashash22[at]hotmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
03 May 2012
Time:
17:44

Comments

Well I did go to Fort Rucker and had a very good ANZAC DAY. Met with Mike
Guard and another 135th AHC guy I have lost the name of, which I should know.

but it was very good and lot of pilots in training from all the world helps with
remembering our fallen in the 135th AHC
Taipanjoe


Name:
Steve Sartor
EMail:
steve[at]sartor.com
Unit:
135th May 69 – May 70
Location:
Bearcat
Date:
15 May 2012
Time:
20:22

Comments

Wow, doesn’t seem that long ago.


Name:
Frank Wynne
EMail:
frank.wynne[at]gmail.com
Unit:
135th
Location:
Ft Hood and Vung Tau
Date:
24 May 2012
Time:
13:35

Comments


Name:
Raymond W. Bryant
EMail:
b.raymond47[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Bearcat RVN
Date:
26 May 2012
Time:
19:03

Comments

Great web site


Name:
John Cunningham
EMail:
jclandmgmt[at]aol.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Di An
Date:
13 June 2012
Time:
13:48

Comments

I have joined VHPA and hope to attend this years reunion.
I will do the E-mail thing as well.
I have a number of slides from my time at Di An and noticed you have a photo of
my room mate Eric Smith (EMU 31) gun lead. I was slick lead EMU 13

I am not very computer wise but will attempt to get my slides downloaded to send
to you in the future.

Thanks for this site.


Name:
David Samuels
EMail:
dpsamuels27[at]gmail.com
Unit:
135th AHC
Location:
Blackhorse, Bearcat
Date:
25 July 2012
Time:
16:00

Comments

 Bill, I was Taipan 27 68-69 Blackhorse and Bearcat. I just finished my first
fiction novel. I’d like to put it on your site. Will you be in N.O.? I heard
some Aussies will be there. thanks David Samuels
Hey to all, check out my book on amazon.com “I was a pilot for the mob”
www.davidsamuelsbooks.com


Name:
Russell Bailey
EMail:
cdrcwo[at]yahoo.com
Unit:
Tf 116
Location:
Bien Thoui
Date:
15 August 2012
Time:
15:41

Comments

Any one here that knew John William Holmes, Huey door gunner 1970-1972?