The 12TFW Guestbook

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:05 AM
Name: SSgt Jerry E Bennett
Email: JerryBennett@mail.maricopa.gov
Current Home: Laveen, AZ
How good do you think this site is?: Awesome- site
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I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay from Sept/66-67 as a munitions maintenance specialist, assigned to the 412 MMS Sq. I spent 8 years active duty Air Force, then switched to WA Air National Guard as an HF Radio Operator from 1979-86. Retired from WA Dept Transportation in 2011, moved to Laveen Az, where I am now employed currently as a Traffic Management Specialist for Maricopa County, AZ.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:36 AM
Name: Greg Nelson
Email: akita-1@cox.net
Current Home: Wichita, Kansas
How good do you think this site is?: Good
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558th TFS Jan-1968 - Dec-1969 Weapons load crew member, part of deployment to Korea. I see so many web sites that get the 558th and 391 TFS mixed up. As I arrived just before going to Korea, when the Sqd. swap happened in July 68, I and 3 others were left to load the 391 aircraft as no weapons troops showed up. We were the last to leave Taegu in late Aug. When we finally made our way back to Cam Ranh Bay all our records were lost and they didn't even know we were in the Air force. The Sqds swapped but the aircraft did not. In Jan 68 we were yellow tails XD tail code with the flying nun as our insignia. When I got back to Cam Ranh Bay the old sqd hooch's were grown up in weeds and the mail hooch with all are stuff we had left behind was gone. No one in the 558th Sqd was left. The aircraft now had XT tail codes and Hammer insignia.

Friday, October 03, 2014 10:54 AM
Name: Bob Little
Email: boblittle@roadrunner.com
Current Home: Macedonia, Ohio
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Comments: 558th TFS 1966 - 1968 weapons loader part of deployment to Korea

Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:26 PM
Name: Don Miller
Email: don46@comcast.net
Current Home: Wildwood Crest, NJ
How good do you think this site is?: Great
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I was assigned to the 12 OMS in Dec 1964, my first posting out of tech school in Amarillo AFB, TX. I deployed with the 557 TFS to Cam Ranh Bay on 7 Dec 1965 and served there until Nov 1966. After an assignment to George AFB, CA, I returned to Cam Ranh Bay in April 1968 and was assigned to the 391 TFS, where I served until Mar 1969. I retired as SMSgt in Sep 1984.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:06 AM
Name: John Madaloni
Email: AKALittleJohn@aol.com
Current Home: Upland, California
How good do you think this site is?: Great
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CRB-12th FMS from Oct.'66 - Oct. '67, first in the tire shop then the R&R shop. It would be great to hook up with anyone that was on base at that time. Also was TDY to Danang AB July of '67.

John Madaloni (Little John)
Sgt. US Air Force 1965-1969
Vietnam Vet 1966-1967
USO Volunteer
Commander American Legion Post - 835 Rancho Cucamonga
American Legion Post - 262 Fontana Honor Guard
American Legion Riders - Chapter 262 Fontana
Patriot Guard Rider
Riding in Honor & Memory of my Father a WWII Army Vet

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:40 PM
Name: Frank Almeida
Email: Falmeida1947@yahoo.com
Current Home: Camarillo, CA
How good do you think this site is?: First time visitor.
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I was an Air Police at Phu Cat from Aug 68-Nov 68. I was up at Da Nang prior to that when Mike Feathers from Dee-troit "volunteered" me. He was always doing that, the SOB. Would like to hear from anyone that was there at that time, either Phu Cat or Da Nang. Would like to find other Air Police from Da Nang, Nov. 67-Aug. 68, Phu Cat, Aug. 68-Nov. 68

Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:40 PM
Name: michael young
Email: michaelyoung161@msn.com
Current Home: the villages,fl.
How good do you think this site is?: awesom
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was there from jult69 to sept.69 with 389tfs

Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:24 PM
Name: Don Rowland, Maj. when in the Wing
Email: rowlandd2@verizon.net
Current Home:
How good do you think this site is?: Interesting.
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I was the 12th TFW Chief of Ops Plans at Phu Cat from Apr. 71 to Dec. 71. The historian worked out of my office too. I had the honor of flying the last F4 from Phu Cat. We took our birds to Clark AB, P.I. The two fighter squadrons in the wing at deactivation were the 389th and the 555th I believe. The 389th was reactivated at Mountain Home flying Aardvarks.

Wed, July 9, 2014 4:15 am
Name: Rich Oestreich
Email: spins4u2@yahoo.com
Current Home: Lockport, NY 14094
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just came upon this site looks interesting

Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:03 AM
Name: Gary Saunders
Email: jandhgary@gmail.com
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Just visited Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island, HI where the restoration manager Jim Martinelli has F4C 64-0792 an ex Cam Rahn 559th called Smoothie that was flown by Fred Siebert. It had been languishing at Hickham for the last 25 years, exposed to salt air and they're repairing the corrosion and repainting it back to 1969 Smoothie colors. He's hoping to have it done for rollout August the 1st. Any information on "Smoothie" or stories of Fred would be appreciated.

jandhgary@gmail.com & JimM@PacificAviationMuseum.org

Monday, June 09, 2014 1:03 PM
Name: Jack Holefelder
Email: jackholefelder@comcast.net
Current Home: I live in Media Pa. and Punta Gorda Fl.
How good do you think this site is?: The site looks good. Is there a location where I can find a list of those who served at that time? I would like to look up a few people especially Gary in Iowa.
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Hello my name is Jack Holefelder , I served with the 12th TFW in 1968/69. My specialty was POL/refueling; lived in a hooch with 7 other guys Gary Robertson , Macklin , Bennett , were three of them. I just got back from Vietnam two weeks ago , I was there on a medical mission in Can Tho . Got to the coast for a few days just south of Cam Rahn. A lot of new hotels are moving into the area all along the coast. I will join the asso. Thanks for putting this site up , Jack Holefelder.

Friday, May 30, 2014 1:19 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
Current Home: Ellington, CT
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I was in country from FEB1966 until OCT 1967. Was overnight CQ at the dispensary as Medical Service Specialist. Looking for the following guys: SSGT James Hughes, A1C Eugene Singleton, James Barnes, "Monroe" from Gary Indiana and so many I have forgotten. Lenny Baker from Med Supply (played sax, went on to play with Sha Na Na, originally with Danny and the Jrs.). I gave a million shots at the EM Club

Mon, April 28, 2014 7:02 pm
Name: Jim Love
Email: jamesloves@comcast.net
Current Home: Sacramento, CA
How good do you think this site is?: Great site.
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I was with the 412th MMS from Sep 68 to Apr 70. I worked out in the jungle at Tri-Services. I'd like to say hi to all the old bomb rollers. Of course we were young bomb rollers back then.

Monday, April 14, 2014 10:30 PM
Name: Robert F. Beal, Jr. (E-4)
Email: bgbeal@verizon.net
Current Home: Hingham, MA
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Interesting to follow the folks who served in 12th
Phu Cat late 71 - Nov 71
12th AMS 301X4 Inertial Nav / Doppler Radar
Worked both EC-47 & F-4 radar systems
Lived opp. Base Motor Pool
Discharged 21Jun 72

BobGB
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:57 PM
Name: Mark Hall E6 USAF RET.
Email: donnamarkh@gmail.com
Current Home: Portland Ore
How good do you think this site is?: excellent but incomplete. History as of 1966 ???
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I was one of the first to arrive at Phu Cat in Dec.1965. and worked as a driver for the pilots in and out on missions, Helped run the base laundry in the afternoons and was movie projectionist 7 nights a week. Busy days but helped the time to fly by until my tour end in Dec. 1966?

Monday, March 24, 2014 8:27 PM
Name: John Falls (Tex)
Email: pa409@netzero.com
Current Home: San Jose Ca.
How good do you think this site is? Very good. Like it!
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Arrived CRB January 1967. Assigned the 12th FMS Engine shop. Worked mostly Swing shift on flight line with Weems and Beshears. Many good memories. Rotated out January 1968.Good to see the pictures and read the posts. Brings back the memories.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:57 PM
Name: Joe Wierzbinski (Ski)
Email: jeanwierzbinski@gmail.com
Current Home: Hampton, CT
How good do you think this site is? Well done
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Arrived CRB 4 Feb 68 (from Homestead AFB) Departed 4 Feb 69 (to George AFB CA.) Jet Engine Mech. assigned to flight line/dispatch. Worked night shift, 1800 to 0600 hrs. Dispatch guys I recall working with: John Horne (Manchester NH), Ed Harris (Madison CT), John O'Connell (Chicago IL.), Mike Greenawald (Trexlertown PA.), "Pineapple" Hasuicke (Hawaii), Gail Meyers, Sharrock, Ussery, Bowman, Archeleiter, Lutton and T/sgt Lagorse. Freddy Freeman (New Hartford NY) worked in the engine shop. Wish I could remember the name of the shaved head, card playing, Buck Sgt. who kept us loose and laughing. Bumped into him at George driving his new Plymouth Barracuda. Would enjoy communicating with others who were assigned to CRB.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:48 AM
Name: Stephanie Hull
Email: eightpac@verizon.net
Current Home: Murrieta
How good do you think this site is? Excellent
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Researching fathers military service at Phu Cat AB. My name is Stephanie Hull, the daughter of a vet. According to records that I found in his belongings my Father, SSGT USAF Aldine Grammer (Big Al) 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 in 2005 from Glioblastoma, a brain tumor which I believe may have been related to his military service and exposure to A/O. 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. As curiosity killed the cat I am interested in locating anyone that knew or worked with him. Also interested in service members that may have any pertinent info that may relate to health issues and exposure to A/O. God Bless

Friday, January 31, 2014 5:14 PM
Name: Alan Aring
Email: aaring@cox.net
Current Home:
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A1c Alan Aring, 1965 Cam Rahn Bay, Code name Ground Hog Crash recovery

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:48 PM
Name: Robert Mckiernan
Email: drumod@bellsouth.net
Current Home: Cantonment, FL
How good do you think this site is? Great
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I was assigned to 12th AMS from 1966 to 1967 as an ecm tech. Would like to hear from some of my fellow techs.

Monday, January 13, 2014 11:02 PM
Name: Jack Gagen
Email: JAGagen116@aol.com
Current Home: 69 Via Larga Vista, Bonsall, CA 92003
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I was a Marine Capt. pilot on exchange duty,served in the 559th at MacDill, and Cam Rhan Bay.1965-66.Hoping to get in touch with some of my squadron mates.

Monday, December 09, 2013 5:04 PM
Name: Charles Hardenbrook
Email: cwcases@xmission.com
Current Home: South Weber, UT
How good do you think this site is? Yes
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Arrived CRB Jan 1967, departed Jan 1968. Missed TET by a week or two. I was assigned to Trans Alert, one of the guys who had to wear the white coveralls and drive like crazy in a pickup truck. I was NCOIC of East Ramp, parking various light to medium aircraft. Some had dignitaries on board but most brother GI's. Got out of service to work for Civil Service at Hill AFB. Retired as GS12, in aircraft maintenance. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2003, have been battling since.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:12 PM
Name: HOUSE, WALTER D.
Email: whouse2@cox.net
Current Home: WICHITA, KS
How good do you think this site is? GREAT
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MSGT MAINT. CONTROL, PLANNING & SCHEDULING ALL OF 1968.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:19 PM
Name: Leonard "Lee" Bruyette
Email: leonard.bruyette@pw.utc.com
Current Home: Ellington, CT
How good do you think this site is? Slow
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The last posting seems to be in July 2013. That's 3 months. Either no one is posting or the updates are taking longer and longer to be posted or we are passing as is the time. Arrived in country in February 1966 left 21 months later in October 1967. Just missed the TET Offensive 1968. Was supposed to be stationed in Saigon but instead was redirected to CRB at the 12th USAF Hospital. Was assigned as CQ at the dispensary 7pm to 7am. Did a little MED CAP out in the villages around CRB and some giving shots at the EM Club. Wondering if anyone else is still around from them. MSgt Cardinelli passed on some years ago. SSGT Jim Hughes, A1C Eugene Singleton, Jim Barnes, Lenny Baker supply who played the sax in the clubs, Monroe from Gary Ind. Our first CO had us watering his damn Banana Tree in the SAND (about all there was). Parties on South beach. Started out in tents, ended up with Hollywood beds, A/C, refrigerators and the prefab corrugated cement roof panels and parachutes as a heat shield near the ceiling. Outdoor movies during monsoon, dining hall fire, the crash of the C141 in the water at the end of the runway. Now it is 46 years later. Welcome home brothers and sisters. And we still send our young into harm's way. Have a nephew was a Ranger and did 4 tours in Iraq and now a granddaughter in the Navy on the Ike.

Monday, July 15, 2013 10:59 PM
Name: James Baushke
Email: jdbaushke@frontier.com
Current Home: 1216 Sorensen lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89460
How good do you think this site is? It's great !
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I was stationed there as a Capt in 66-67, Civil Engineering/Red Horse building barracks, roads, all kinds of things. I was in the 2nd year group and during my tour the base population grew from 2000 to 12000! We inherited the C-7A Caribou from the Army that year (you call we haul) as well as four F-4 fighter squadrons, a Navy P-2V squadron , a civilian contract airliner service for troop transport, and an Aerial Port Operation (freight) equal to none. The Navy and Air Force built the permanent facilities, concrete runway ramp on the north side. This made possible the commercial airline contractors to bring in the troops. Boy, the fresh milk and ice cream were welcome treats. I would love to be a member of your group. I know EJ Sherwood, we were county commissioners and met at several conventions.

God bless...Jim

Monday, June 10, 2013 7:18 PM
Name: William frank
Email: cars@discover-net.net
Current Home:
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was in the 483 veh maint shop. sep 71 to apr 72.Was a good squadron and maint shop.William frank

Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:45 PM
Name: William T. McClain Jr
Email: fowler736@hotmail.com
Current Home: Port Matilda Pa
How good do you think this site is? Great
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Arrived at Cam Rahn Bay on July 4, 1967 from MacDill AFB. I was assigned to the 559 th TFS as a #4 man on a weapons load team. Left on July 4,1968 to go to Seymour Johnson AFB.

Friday, May 17, 2013 11:26 AM
Name: Randy Knowles
Email: randyk36@gmail.com
Current Home:
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I was station at phu cat 71-72 . I was k-9 and this was my first duty assignment. I helped to close base some of us went to phan rang to close that base. After that me and 7 other k-9 went to day nang. Hey Mike Iwan and Mike Guthiery if you are out there give me a shout. I'm Randy Knowles.

Monday, May 13, 2013 5:51 AM
Name: Michael Murphy
Email: m.d.murphy@comcast.net
Current Home: Grand Rapids, MI
How good do you think this site is? Sierra Hotel!
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Just spent a great weekend at Dayton, OH with two other geezers from CRB, Bob Mazzochi and Ed Touchtone. Wonderful accommodations at the Hope Hotel. Spent a day at the museum, dinner at the club and hours with old friends reminiscing. We have decided to do it again next year and we would like to extend an invitation to anyone from Cam Ranh Bay service. We are tentatively planning for the weekend of May 10, 2014 very casual, no speeches, no presentations just pictures and mementoes of our greatest times. If interested please contact me at m.d.murphy@comcast.net.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:04 PM
Name: Natalie Steele
Email: nsteele2012@icloud.com
Current Home: St. Louis, Mo
How good do you think this site is? GREAT
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I have 1Lt. Eric Huberth's POW/MIA bracelet from the 70's. Many years ago I tried to find out information on him. Thank you for your website. I have kept it in a safe place so as not to lose it and came across it again today. THANK YOU for your sacrifice!!!!! The sacrifice you made for our country should never be forgotten!!! Natalie Steele

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:48 PM
Name: Gregory J. Lavine
Email: gjlavine1@gmail.com
Current Home: Highland Park, N.J.
How good do you think this site is? GREAT
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I was stationed at CRB with the 558th from 1 Oct 68 to 1 Oct 69 as a crew chief. Was an E-4 when I left and was stationed at Seymour Johnson in N.C. The site brought back a lot of memories, my daughter was fascinated by the pictures. Thank you and Welcome Home!

Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:50 AM
Name: Chuck Churukian
Email: chuck6565@gmail.com
Current Home: Panama City, FL
How good do you think this site is? Great!
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arrived at12tfw crab from in macdill in jan1967as a s/sgt..j79fltline engine mechanic....back to macdill in feb 1968retired as s/msgtin 1982 out of the 1st tfw...langley va.went into the afets program as a f15/f100 engine advisor at tyndallafb fl.love to hear from any of my old friends from thoselong bygone days..email'''chuck6565@gmail.com had two great careers and made many good friends over the years

Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:58 PM
Name: Julian R. Schexnayder
Email: Jrs1936@ yahoo.com
Current Home: Phoenix, AZ
How good do you think this site is? Lots of good reading
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I am search for some info. Anyone that has any info about the attack on the R&R returning bus from na tram going home to crab Nov 66. I was a member of the escort team, meaning the quad 20 mm gun mounted on 3/4 ton truck. The attack happen at the Banaba plantation near the small bridge across a very small stream. Favorite point for a few shot taken at the convoy, time by time again. This day there was many shots from the plantation area. We open return fire across the top of the trees. One of my gun jammed, so I reached, like I had done many times before, guessing the excitement I did move fast enough, got my hand caught in the breech. Damn right it hurt, started to bleed so I quickly wrapped the fingers with a hand-chief & starting shooting. Then as quick as it started,it stopped, so we sped off to a in owned safe spot further down the road & stopped to check on the people. The SP on change, a black senior NCOs, sorry I do not remember his name got one of the nurses from the bus to look at my hand. She told me to go to the medic to get it taken care of. Do fill out the paperwork. Did not know at that time what that was, but the medic at the clinic was quick to tell me about it. He also told me that it may take 3 to 6 months to complete the process. At that time I was schedule to rotate back to my base of choice. I also did not know that they were kidding me. So I change my story about the cut, but the medic already put it in my medical records, he then black it out. So when I went to the VA about this, they just were not very helpful. I was swapped from one person to another person at the VA . Still trying to find out more info., got one person thar is trying to help me out, but this person stated that I will need some more documents to support my claim. So if any one has some information that can help, please contact me. The email to use for this is. Jrs1936@ yahoo.com. Thanks Roger

Monday, October 15, 2012 12:43 PM
Name: Richard P Castillo, MSgt, USAF-Ret
Email: CASTILLO1R@aol.com
Current Home:
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First time since I left Cam Ranh Bay in May 1970 that I've sought information on the 12th TFW. I was a young airman who edited our base newspaper "Surfside Sentinel." Many an interesting memory.

Sunday, October 07, 2012 3:15 AM
Name: Allan John Kelly
Email: fly2papa@wavecable.com
Current Home: Mount Vernon, WA
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Guess I just missed the 12th Reunion in Seattle. I was in 559TFS from 30 October 69 to 17 April 1970.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:32 AM
Name: Toby Hughes
Email: william.hughes.7.ctr@us.af.mil
Current Home: Cibolo, TX
How good do you think this site is? Good
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IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Re: Laughlin AFB Memorial Ceremony

The dedication of the memorial to 22 LAFB Instructor Pilots lost in the war in SEA, scheduled for October 12, has been postponed UFN by LAFB officials. When a new date is set, it will be posted here. For further information, e-mail magneta@idworld.net.

Friday, September 28, 2012 8:40 PM
Name: charles (chuck) thomas
Email: territhom@hotmail.com
Current Home: new lisbon in
How good do you think this site is? great
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Stationed at CRB 1969 to 1970 with 412th MMS looking for anyone stationed same time. Many years gone by, memories brought back after finding this "page". Anyone out there remember "Tiger Lake" and having thanksgiving and christmas turkeys roasted with diesel fuel as starter fluied, that taste and odor is ever lasting,also anyone remembering going flying with "HAMBURGERS" out of C130's. Welcome back everyone and GOD BLESS.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 1:01 PM
Name: Joseph J. Aragon
Email: abbeyhigh55@gmail.com
Current Home: Clovis, NM
How good do you think this site is? This site is great.
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Stationed at McDill in 1962. I was in the 15th TFW. I transferred to the 558th TFS and went to Vietnam with 12th TFW November 1965. Left Vietnam for George AFB in October 1966.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:46 PM
Name: Branch Davis
Email: branchd@comcast.net
Current Home: Jacksonville, Florida
How good do you think this site is? Very good
Comments:
12th FMS AGE - 1969 - 1970

Monday, September 10, 2012 1:33 AM
Name: Dennis Bashor
Email: dennis.bashor@coldwellbanker.com
Current Home: Grass Valley, CA
How good do you think this site is? Awesome
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600th Photo Squadron, Det 4, Cam Ranh Bay, Oct 1966 to Oct 1967, Aerial Combat Motion Picture Cameraman

Enlisted, 1966 and discharged 1970 - SSGT

Flew as Photographer in F4C, C130, C47 Gun Ships (Nha Trang), FAC in Nha Trang, and Huey Helicopters

DennisBashor.com

Dennis.Bashor@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:07 AM
Name: HUGHES, WILLIAM F JR CTR USAF AETC 12 OSS/OSTT/FSSC
Email: magneta@idworld.net
Current Home: Cibolo, TX
How good do you think this site is? Nice
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To all concerned:

The memorial ceremony at Laughlin AFB, honoring the twenty-two LAFB Instructor Pilots lost in Southeast Asia, is now set. It will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, October 12. The location is the Memorial Circle, across from the golf course, at the West Gate road. If you plan to attend and do not have a current DOD ID card, please e-mail me your full name, date of birth, and last four numbers of your social security number, and I will make arrangements for you to get on the base. Looking forward to seeing as many of the old group as possible.

Toby Hughes
Laughlin AFB 1963 - 1966 and 1968 - 1970

magneta@idworld.net

Friday, September 07, 2012 6:14 AM
Name: Toby Hughes, 557TFS. 1967-1968
Email: magneta@idworld.net
Current Home: Cibolo, TX
How good do you think this site is? Good
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Passing along info to anyone who was assigned to the 3646th Pilot Training Wing at Laughlin AFB between 1965 and 1972. After years of trying to get someone interested, we are finally getting a memorial on the base honoring the twenty-two LAFB instructor pilots lost in Southeast Asia. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, 12 October. The time is yet to be set. It will be a short ceremony, but with a deep personal meaning for those who were part of the Laughlin community at that time. It is open to the public, and we would like to have as many former LAFB folks, particularly the families of our departed comrades, as can be there. For information, contact Toby Hughes, magneta@idworld.net, or Jim Long at the Laughlin Heritage Museum in Del Rio, laughlinhf@att.net.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:24 AM
Name: Branch Davis
Email: branchd@comcast.net
Current Home: Jacksonville, Fl.
How good do you think this site is? good
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Cam Ranh Bay 1969-1970

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 11:40 AM
Name: Clayton Randall
Email: clayton.randall@gmail.com
Current Home: New Durham , N.H.
How good do you think this site is? great
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served 1967 , 1968 559TFS

Monday, July 30, 2012 5:03 PM
Name: Walter "Al" Reed
Email: wareedjr@gmail.com
Current Home: Houston, TX
How good do you think this site is? Outstanding
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To all those interested in the 12th TFW: I received an email today from Jeff Walling, son of the late Capt. Charles Walling of the 12th TFW. It says in part "My name is Jeff Walling and I am the son of Capt Charles Walling. My dad was listed as MIA on 8-8-1966. I thought you would like to know that the Air Force found my dad's remains. We were notified last December. He was laid to rest at Arlington on June 15, 2012. It was an amazing service that truly honored him. If you search the web for "Lt. Col. Charles Walling" you can see many news stories and pictures. We are headed back to Arlington on 8-8-12 for the joint burial service for dad and Aado Kommendant. The Air Force found some remains that they could not positively identify, therefore they are going to have a joint burial. Please pass on this information to other members of the 12th. Thank you for your service. God Bless. Jeff Walling." Note: Lt Col Walling of Phoenix and Maj. Aado Kommendant of Lakewood, N.J., assigned to the 12th TFW at CRAB, were flying an F-4C on a close air support mission over Song Be Province, Vietnam, on August 8, 1966, when they went down. American forces in the area reported seeing the crash and said that no parachutes were deployed. In the days that followed, search-and-rescue efforts were unsuccessful. A joint U.S.-Vietnam team investigated the crash site in 1992 and interviewed a local who had recovered pieces of the craft from the site. Two years later, a joint team excavated the site and recovered a dog tag bearing Walling's name and other military equipment. In 2010, the site was re-excavated and human remains were recovered and later identified through forensics.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:04 AM
Name: Walter (Al) Reed
Email: wareedjr@gmail.com
Current Home: Houston, TX
How good do you think this site is? Outstanding
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I served as a personnel officer (1st Lt) in the CBPO, 12th CSG from Feb 66 to Feb 67. The DP was Lt Col Rosenberg and CBPO Chief was Major Stanley Prestwich. I was the Personal Affairs Officer which also made me the Casualty Reporting Officer and the Awards and Decorations Officer. I read and checked all the recommendations for awards and wrote most of the casualty reports leaving the base. Spent many late nights tracking down then Lt Col Allen (DCO) and/or the CO Col Chase to initial my reports. I'll never forget all the MIA's and the difficulty in getting accurate information about the crash sites. Best wishes to all.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:22 AM
Name: Averell Stephen Brown (Sgt. 38th Aviation Brigade Indiana Army National Guard Retired)
Email: Averell@charter.net
Current Home: 16991 Woodhaven Drive Athens Alabama 35613
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Great, I really like it, loved my job in the Air Force I was a Jet Engine Mechanic at Propulsion Branch # 1, but after returning to civilian life I missed the military way of life, I joined the Air Force Reserve in Indiana but Grisom A.F.B. was just too far from Indianapolis (where I used to live) so I transferred to the 38th Aviation Brigade Indiana Army National Guard found it was a lot like the Air Force, we had a lot more comfort than the regular army troops on the ground, I served 27 years, it was hard getting up and arriving at 6:00 A.M. after working 2nd shift in a factory but it was well worth it, you just can’t feel as close to each other in civilian life like you can in military life I hope some of the fellow Airman that I served with at Cam Ranh Bay will contact me, Cam Ranh Bay was a great experience, my cousin was stationed on the Army side at the same time I was there, we visited each other a couple of times (he never was shot at while in Vietnam but was shot at in Korea kind of strange but true) some of the people I miss is airman Zuniga, airman Robert Felker, airman Cortez, and my former Commander at Tucson Arizona, who came to Cam Ranh Bay as our Chief of Maintenance (I know I am getting old I just right now can’t think of his name but he helped me a lot, never will really forget him)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:12 PM
Name: Terry Nelligan SMSGT Ret
Email: terrygonefishing65@cfl.rr.com
Current Home: Melbourne FL
How good do you think this site is? Super site, a walk down memory lane.
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Monday, May 21, 2012 11:43 AM
Name: Lt Col Robert "Rooster" Bryant
Email: robert.bryant@us.af.mil
Current Home: Randolph AFB, TX
How good do you think this site is? This site is great, keep it up!
Comments:
I am the DO for the 559th Training Squadron at Randolph AFB. I am interested in learning the history of the 559th. If any of your members are from the 559th, please have them contact me. My e-mail address is robert.bryant@us.af.mil

Thank-you,

Rooster

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:06 PM
Name: MSGT DONALD C RIDDLE RET
Email: driddle35@gmail.com
Current Home: WESTFIELD, NC
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments:
WENT TO CRB FROM MOODY AFB IN MAR 68, 12TH FMS, JET ENGINE MECHANIC, RETIRED FROM MC DILL AFB 1976 (email driddle35@gmail.com)(would love to get in contact with anyone I served with, or was there at same time)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:37 AM
Name: Steven Burrell
Email: sburrell@georgiasouthern.edu
Current Home: Statesboro, GA
How good do you think this site is? Great and much appreciated.
Comments:
Thanks to all those who served and especially those who knew and supported my father-in-law, Ed Lewis.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:53 PM
Name: Charles W. Haynes Jr
Email: cha8181807@aol.com
Current Home: Jackson, MS
How good do you think this site is? great
Comments:
I was in flt852 at Lackland and from there shepherd afb for tech school basic jet engine Mech. After graduation iwas assigned to mcdill afb with AFC of J43230. My commander was col. Pete Everest and his deputy was col Chappie James of Tuskegee airman fame. My shop chief was SMS Peterson. I left McDill after being assigned to the 4453CCTW at Davis Monthan AFB. From there as an E4 to the fighter weapons school at Nellis AFB Nv. I can still hear the sounds of those twin j79,s.

Monday, March 05, 2012 3:13 PM
Name: John Piowaty
Email: danapiowaty@yahoo.com
Current Home:
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Trying to find David Skartvedt for a 50th UPT graduation reunion Class 64-C Williams AFB. jpiowaty@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 03, 2012 6:24 PM
Name: LARRY REID
Email: FSDO235@FRONTIERNET.NET
Current Home: MOLINO, FL
How good do you think this site is? GREAT SITE
Comments:
SQUADRON PATCHES OF THE 12TH TFW. 555 TFS, 557 TFS, 558 TFS, 559 TFW. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I MAY PURCHASE ANY OF THESE PATCHES. ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED. LARRY REID, 7160 SUNSHINE HILL RD. MOLINO, FL. 32577, 850-587-2907

Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:39 PM
Name: Daniel L. Neumann USAF (Ret.)
Email: dneumann@tampabay.rr.com
Current Home: Largo, Florida ( from Chicago, ILL.)
How good do you think this site is? Excellent
Comments:
I was a E-4 and served in CamRanh Bay 1967-1968 with the 12th FMS aircraft fuel systems as a repair tech on F4's If anyone out there was in the 12th FMS then Please E-Mail me.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:50 PM
Name: Bob Laymon, CMSgt, USAF (Ret.)
Email: scatbackscribe@gmail.com
Current Home: Universal City, TX
How good do you think this site is? Very good.
Comments:
Brigadier General Albert Anthony Gagliardi, Jr., USAF, passed away on December 11, 2011, following a lengthy illness. Brigadier General Gagliardi was one of the 'good guys'.
April 1968-'69: Gen. Gagliardi was assigned to the 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, as an F-4C fighter pilot. He flew 186 combat missions.
Obituary http://porterloring.com/sitemaker/sites/Porter1/obit.cgi?user=535138GagliardiJrUSAF
Biography: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio_print.asp?bioID=5478&page=1

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:17 PM
Name: Richard Phelps
Email: rphelps@cfl.rr.com
Current Home: Cocoa, FL
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I served TDY with 12TFW at Cam Rahn in early 1966, from 18TFW Kadena, Okinawa. Helped build and operate the tri-service ammo dump.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:35 PM
Name: LARRY REID
Email: FSDO235@FRONTIERNET.NET
Current Home: MOLINO, FLORIDA
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Comments:
I JUST FOUND THIS SITE, I THINK IT IS GREAT. I JOINED THE 12TH IN DECEMBER 1963 AT MACDILL AFB TAMPA FL. AS A JET ENGINE SPECIALIST I TRAINED ON THE J-79-15 AND -17. TDY TO OKINAWA WITH THE TRIPLE NICKEL (555) FOR 3 MONTHS. THEN PCS TO CAM RANH BAY IN DECEMBER 1965. OF MY 26 YEARS IN THE AF THIS WAS THE BEST WING OF MY CAREER.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:22 PM
Name: Bob McGarry
Email: spooky1969@aol.com
Current Home:
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Comments:
I was a weapons loader at Cam Ranh Bay 67-68 with Mike Moore as my crew chief.

Friday, October 21, 2011 8:55 PM
Name: Larry G. Link - AF17676452
Email: lglmkl5075@windstream.net
Current Home: Lincoln, NE
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Comments:
Was in k9 corp at CR Bay and PhuCat in 1966 and early 1967. Larry Williams from North Carolina also transferred from CR Bay to PhuCat the same time I did in K9. He is from North Carolina. Larry Link

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:13 PM
Name: Fillmore P. Crank, II
Email: fcrank@fdic.gov
Current Home: Sacramento, California
How good do you think this site is? Excellent
Comments:
12TFW / 559 TFS Cam Rahn Bay 1968-1969. Just found the site by accident today (2011) Great work and congratulations to all.

Friday, July 29, 2011 6:56 PM
Name: Larry Bailey MSgt/Ret
Email: SBarrantes@AOL.com
Current Home: St Pete Beach, Fl
How good do you think this site is? Perfect
Comments:
I worked in the command post and knew a lot of you during those years, what a great site. A few of your pilots worked in the CP with me on some long night shifts, I sure hope everyone is well.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:35 PM
Name: John Riedl
Email: esnsdad@cox.net
Current Home: Irvine, CA
How good do you think this site is? Great history. It was very tedious to go down the list of views of the Cam Ranh Bay pictures. You could provide links to multiple pages based upon subjects: Facilities, Beach, Local Community, Personnel, Aerial Shots, Flight Line and Other contributed pictures.
Comments:
I was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay from 11/69 to approx. 4/70 working as an electrician out of the Field Maintenance Squadron when I was transferred to Da Nang. I have a picture very similar to one provided by Dave Hutchings on the Flight Line 21 page. I thought he would like a picture taken from the other side of the plane. Do you have any contact information on Dave?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1:27 PM
Name: Everett P. Rein
Email: 4t4evr@gmail.com
Current Home: Illinois
How good do you think this site is? Excellent
Comments:
Late on the evening of 10 July or early morning 11 July 2011, TSgt Jack R. Barnhill, the laugh and spark plug of the 558 TFS autopilot shop from November 1965 (thru next 12 months), passed away at his home in White Cloud, MI.

Jack was my shop chief at 12th TFW autopilot shop at MacDill AFB, FL, during which time he introduced me to the love of my life, Gloria, the sister of Jack's wife.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:16 PM
Name: William Frank
Email: cars@discover-net.net
Current Home: Hixton, WI
How good do you think this site is? Real good
Comments:
Was at crb in the 483 trans sqdn veh maint. Was a tsgt from aug 71 to apr 72. Retired jun 84. Here is a good locator site: Charlie jones unofficial air force locator. Found a few people was stationed with.

Monday, July 04, 2011 7:53 AM
Name: Ron Titus
Email: barny@usa.net
Current Home: Phillipsburg N.J.
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Please be advised that MIA's, Maj Bruce Lawrence and Maj Edward Silver, have been found and are coming home,
http://vietnamveteransmemoral.homestead.com/Home.html
The families were notified two weeks ago. Please visit their memorial site and links to news articles provided in the link above.
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:41 PM
Name: Benito Flores-Meath (nephew of Paul Lamont Meath)
Email: bflores@elitesoft.com
Current Home: College Station, TX
How good do you think this site is? Fantastic - it's the only site where I have found a reference to my uncle Paul
Comments:
My mother is doing a genealogy tree for the family, and I'm helping her with some of the searches. My uncle (her brother) served as a pilot in the Air Force in the early sixties and I've been tracking his service until his passing in 1963 (I was two years old at the time). His name was Paul Lamont Meath.

We don't know much about his service history, and much of the Air Force's records were lost in a fire in St. Louis in 1973. I know he was stationed in Spain for a while, as we have photos of him there, playing his guitar.

He was later transferred to MacDill AFB. There he flew F-84s, and part of the family lore goes that he was sitting in his jet on hot standby for 24 hours during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We don't know if that was true or not. We do know that he died in a flying accident in May 1963.

If anyone was stationed at MacDill at the same time as my uncle Paul and remembers him, please let us know.

Thank you for any help.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:03 PM
Name: Richard Sinclair
Email: Sincford@aol.com
Current Home: 44262 Watford Ave. Lancaster Ca 93535
How good do you think this site is? Great Site
Comments:
I was assigned to the 47th TFS of the 15th TFW out of MacDill Field & we replaced the 45th in Ubon. We were redeployed to Cam Rahn in Nov.65 & we returned state side Jan. 66. I was Pcs'd to Cam Rahn Turkey Day 66 & assigned to the 391st. In Ubon I was a Flt Chief & over half the deployment I was the Line Chief as our boss went to the Hospital in Clark. In the 391st I was a crew chief of 762, but not sure of that tail #. In 1965 the BX was a 25 ft. van with warm beer & it was hard to find ice to cool your beer. In 65 the showers were two 40 ft long strips of concrete with 8 ft pipes on one side & 4 ft pipes on the other side for shaving. Dec 65 it was damn well cold taking a shower. When I went back in 66 it was modern. The chow was damn good, but we also swapped with the Army at White for steaks & refers. I retired in 79 as A CMsgt & all told spent 15 years on F-4s.
Dick

Saturday, June 04, 2011 2:25 PM
Name: ARMOND "SI" SIMMONS
Email: psysim111@gmail.com
Current Home: PELL CITY, AL
How good do you think this site is? AWESOME
Comments:
The Midsouth Tea Party Tribute to a Fallen American Hero, USAF Capt. William (Bill) P. Simmons.

Please Listen to this Tribute to a Fallen American Hero, USAF Capt. William (Bill) P. Simmons who was KIA Sept 3, 1966.

SiSim --

Friday, June 03, 2011 3:25 PM
Name: John Madaloni
Email: AKALittleJohn@aol.com
Current Home: Upland, California
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: CRB-12th FMS from Oct.'66 - Oct. '67, first in the tire shop then the R&R shop. It would be great to hook up with anyone that was on base at that time.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 6:10 AM
Name: Bill Manning, USAF, MSgt Ret (SSgt at Phu Cat)
Email: Bill_Manning@yahoo.com
Current Home: Sacramento, CA
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Comments: This is a great site. I just happen to find it after reading in our local paper about RVN veterans who are able to contact their buddies by the internet. I was stationed at Phu Cat from Jan 1970 - Jan 1971. I read earlier that a George Hambach was stationed in the Dispensary at the same time, but I do not recognize his name. I do remember an AlC Ira Pickett whom I later ran into in Sacramento, but is now deceased. Also knew a Jessie Menefee who worked in the Fire Dept and later saw him in Sacramento as well (Boy could he cook some steaks). He has since relocated to Montegmory, AL to be closer to his son. I was a Medical Administrative Supervisor there and I also worked nightly at the NCO Club as a time keeper to supplement my pay and try to stay out of trouble. It was so easy to do so there at Phu Cat (idle mind is a devil's workshop). I recall the attack (per a Charlie Smith) in which the base theater was subsequently renamed after a William Fallon (William Fallon Memorial Theater) who was killed. I didn't know him, however, I recall the specific rocket attack that occurred the following morning after my arrival. Apparently, Fallon had remained over an extra night for a basketball game and the attack happened primarily at the air terminal the following morning where he was killed. One rocket hit outside the Dispensary where I was sleeping and the concussion knocked me from my bed. I then knew I was in a war zone and I began praying that I would make it through this nightmare. Shortly therafter, numerous Airmen were transported to the Dispensary for care and they were screaming and moaning. This was my welcome to RVN. What a rude awaking! I retired from the Air Force in 1981 (20 yrs) with an MBA in Health Service Management. It served me well as it help me to obtain well paying positions at the local Medical Center and at the State of California. I am now truely retired and would enjoy hearing from any one who was there during the time I was at Phu Cat. My VA doctor at the VA Med Ctr (formerly USAF Hospital Mather) was born in RVN. Dr Nguyen indicated he traveled to America as a small child and I would not recongnize RVN now if I were to travel there today. It is so wonderful to be able to communicate with others from Phu Cat and share you feelings and experiences. Thanks for letting me bend your ear.

Sir William B Manning

Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:07 PM
Name: Peter Halferty
Email: petert1@westelcom.com
Current Home: Calcium, New York 13616
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: Trying to locate the 1881 st comm persons listed below. They have posted here before. Samuel Hemkes shemkes@ezaccess, Art Miller AMiller@bluespringsgov.com, C. Harold Lemley chlred@aol.com Carl Edward Levi wingnut238@aol.com tony Freeman tfreeman@immagetech.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:52 PM
Name: Richard A Richards
Email: ascuramarketing@yahoo.com
Current Home: Casselberry FL
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Comments: In 1964-1965 time frame, I was a Staff Sgt. in the A& E Squadron, in charge of the Calibration Docks for the acceptance of the new F4C’s entering the USAF inventory. I was also very involved in the cross training other E-6 thru E-9’s NCO’s into the weapons control system. I chose not re-enlist because of the desire to complete my College work. However, planning and actual unexpected events usually rule ones life. Raytheon picked me up as a Tech Rep to the USN on their F4-B models. Westinghouse later gave an offer I couldn’t refuse. Guess what…. I had to spend time on a Carrier on Yankee Station, in 72 training the USMC. The Air Force education I received during my 8 years of service opened many doors. I guess now most of us left are in our 70s. Anybody remember? I didn’t miss the War !

Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:28 AM
Name: Michael D Long
Email: longmd@sbcglobal.net
Current Home: Lodi, Ca.
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Comments: I worked as a crew chief in the 559th from Jan 66 to Jan 67, I joined the group from Randolph AFB. After learning of this site by my long time friend Bill Rachel, crew chief in the 557th I was surprised to see my pic posted by sgt Melvin Scott, twice. I'm enjoying this trip down memory lane.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:21 AM
Name: Harlan S. Pinkerton, Jr.
Email: HSPII@aol.com
Current Home: 900 N McKinley, Sand Springs, OK 74063
How good do you think this site is? This is a nice looking site. It is regrettable that not more squadron pictures were made over the years.
Comments: 1967-68, 557 and 558 TFS with service in Korea.

Monday, April 25, 2011 3:07 PM
Name: Lewis M. Mellott
Email: lousguns@syix.com
Current Home: 825 Johnson Ave. Marysville, Ca 95901
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: Excellent, Just like the wing was when i was in it at phu-cat, in 1970 I was quality control NCOIC please send me a application to the above address. Thanks
SMS Lewis M. Mellott Sr Ret.

Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:25 PM
Name: Tate Gabbert
Email: tl63gab@msn.com
Current Home: Sarasota, FL
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: I was stationed at McDill from 64-68 and was in the 12th TFW and the 15th TFW as a Aircraft hyd mechanic 45252 on F4C's

Monday, March 14, 2011 2:25 PM
Name: Earl Owen
Email: earl1@nc.rr.com
Current Home: Goldsboro N.C.
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: I was crew chief on 64 0754 558tfs Dec 68 Dec 69. The Acft is now on display American Legion Peoria Illinois.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:26 AM
Name: Pete Lappin
Email: butoverh20@prtcnet.com
Current Home: Las Vegas, NV
How good do you think this site is? Really good site.
Comments: Damn, memories are a great thing. Back when we were young and invincible!!

Friday, February 11, 2011 4:48 PM
Name: Frank Henderson
Email: butoverh20@prtcnet.com
Current Home: Laurens,S.C.
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: Served in 557th 68-69. I posted on site earlier about looking for Bonetti. I have located some of his folks & found out that he passed away Sept.2,2008. He live in plattekill, New York. He was the Post Commander of VFW Post# 973 in Newburgh.N.Y. He served two tours in the 557th.God bless him for his service,and be with his family. His name is Joseph C. Bonetti.[Chuck] He made staff sergent before leaving CRAB.

Tuesday, January 28, 2011 9:02 PM
Name: ALBERT G ALAMEDA
Email: albert66@comcast.net
Current Home: 1227 MAY AVE MANTECA CALIF 95336
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Comments: I HAVE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER THE ENTER NET, TO FIND SOMTHING ON THE 558THTFS. I WAS WITH THIS SQUADRON IN VIET NAM , AND KOREA IEFT VIET NAM IN JULY 1969,AS A E-4 .I WAS PERESENTED A PLACK OF THE 558TFS IN 1968 BY COL ROGERS. I HAVE SENCE MISSED PLACED THE PLACK, AND I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND SOME WERE TO GET A SQUADREN PATCH. I EVEN WROTE TO THE HEAD OF THE USAF WASHINGTON D.DC. THE REPLY I RECEIVED WAS THAT THE PATCHES WERE PURCHASED BY GOVRMENT FUNDS, AND NOT FOR THE PUBLIC !!!! I TOOK A PICTURE OF THIS WEB SIGHT, AND OF ALL THE PATCHES, AND MADE A 8 / 10 AND HUNG IT ON THE WALL. IF THERE IS A WAY TO GET A 558TFS PATCH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU ALL ARE DOING.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:02 PM
Name: Milton Bassett
Email: mlbonz@gmail.com
Current Home: Jacksonville, FL
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: I was at Cam Rahn Bay. I was stationed at MacDill and went to Vietnam in Dec 1965. I would like to contact some of the guys that I served with. How do I go about it?
Mike Bassett

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:32 AM
Name: Gregory Sidley
Email: gregsidley@gmail.com
Current Home: lancaster s.c.
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: my father gerald (jerry) sidley servad in the 12 tac fighter wing at cameron bay from aug 1966-aug 1967. was wondering if there was anyone who remembers serving with him. he went on to complete a twenty plus year carrer in the air force. he eventually sewed on his wings when he was with the 89th mas at andews airforce base. eventually retired at eglin afb. what i am most intersted in is a few photos from his days in camron bay i am trying to put together a scrap book of his military carrer. in my opinion he had a great career in the military. he was always dvoted to his job and he loved it. thank you greg

Thursday, November 04, 2010 6:39 PM
Name: Mike Valentine
Email: mvalentine47@gmail.com
Current Home: Anchorage, AK
How good do you think this site is? Fantastic!
Comments: I've been searching around to find a patch from the 412MMS and found this site. It's great to read about the other guys that were at Cam Ranh Bay back then. I was in the 412th MMS from Jun 67 to Jun 68 as a munitions specialist. I worked line delivery and munitions control. I also worked as a bartender in the Airmans club for about 6 months. I worked the day shift there and nights in the bomb dump....excuse me, the munitions storage area! Looking at all the photos brings back a ton of memories. I have a few of my own that I'll scan and upload one of these days soon. Any of you former MMS guys out there can shoot me an email, I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:51 AM
Name: Gary Brandt (SSgt)
Email: GB41LB42@GMAIL.COM
Current Home: Newberg, OR
How good do you think this site is? Great Site
Comments: Phu Cat 2/70 - 2/71, 480th TFS Phase Insp Dock Chief mostly night shift Other than the family separation this was one of the best assignments of my career. I retired as a MSgt 8/80

Saturday, October 16, 2010 5:02 PM
Name: Mike Moore (former SSGT)
Email: etseroom@gmail.com
Current Home: Yuma Arizona
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: Stationed at Cam Ranh from March ’67 thru Dec. ’69. My load crew was comprised of Bob McGary, John Enderly, Bob Miller. Am looking to see how they are doing after all these years. Also shared a tent with Ron Danicus, graduate from Wint Worth College, Washington. My email is etseroom@gmail.com

God bless Mike

Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:40 PM
Name: ERNEST H. BROWN JR.
Email: ernie@hayesrealestate.net
Current Home: 1 CLARK ROAD, BROOKFIELD, NH 03872
How good do you think this site is? VERY HELPFUL


Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 5:36 PM
Name: Jim Smith, USMC, Retired
Email: Takajts@aol.com
Current Home: Albuquerque, NM
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: Member Daedalians Atomic Flight Flew Crusaders Also was a "Playboy FMF." Question: May anyone transmit a copy of the video, "The Day We Got Our F-86s?" I know that it is "ancient history." Thank you. Semper Fi!

Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:04 AM
Name: Mike Barton
Email: Mbarton@gpstc.state.ga.us
Current Home: georgia
How good do you think this site is? great
Comments: crb 1965-66 from mc dill afb crew of f-4 airman 2nd class.

Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:15 PM
Name: Mike Aramanda
Email: mike8717@gmail.com
Current Home: McKinney Texas
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: I was TDY from the 15th TFW at MacDill AFB to Ubon Thailand with the 47th TFS from July 65 to Nov 65. At the time I was an A1C in the Aircraft Ground Equipment (AGE) shop. I had been at MacDill since Nov 62. In late Oct or early Nov 65 the entire unit was moved to Cam Rahn Bay SVN. We were then replaced by personnel from MacDill who were PCS. Most of the airmen from my shop (AGE) were the same guys we replaced when we arrived at Ubon in July 65. If any of you are still out there please contact me by email at "mike8717@gmail.com". I have a problem with the VA because I can't prove I was there and the USAF can't verify it either. I need buddy proof. All my records show only SEA. Can you believe this? At any rate, this site brings back many memories. Thanks.

Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 3:27 PM
Name: Frank Henderson
Email: butoverh20@prtcnet.com
Current Home: Laurens,SC 29360
How good do you think this site is?
Comments: Excellent site. Crew chief 64-0673 Feb. 28, 1968 til Nov. 7, 1968 557th TFS

Looking for Bonetti, New Jersey. Stayed in hooch beside mail hooch.

Thanks to the pilots that made us proud. Special thanks to Col. Hoot Gibson.

I miss the beautiful beaches.

Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 11:33 AM
Name: Ernest (Skip) Cargill
Email: roadrunner_32901@yahoo.com
Current Home: Johnstown Co 80534
How good do you think this site is? Just found it Great
Comments: I was assigned to 15Th / 43Rd TFS from McDill AFB which was deployed to Cam Ranh Bay in Nov 65 from Clark AFB

Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:12 AM
Name: Joseph Dougalas
Email: Joseph.Dougalas.CTR@kcab.afcent.af.mil
Current Home: Wilkes-Barre,Pa. 18702
How good do you think this site is? very informative
Comments: I was stationed at phu cat from nov 69 dec 71, I worked and was in charge of the air passenger terminal with the aerial port sq, I would like to hear From anyone that was in the aerial port sq. that remembers all the good times we had., also if anyone rembers the dog we had in the terminal

Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:33 AM
Name: Baron Marcks
Email: bmarcks@cox.net
Current Home: Tulsa, OK
How good do you think this site is? Great
Comments: Lots of feelings looking at the pics. My tour there was Jul 68 to April 69, when I was transferred to Phan Rang.

Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 3:51 PM
Name: Bruce Milne
Email: brucemilne@me.com
Current Home: Temecula, Calif.
How good do you think this site is? Great!
Comments: I flew with the 17th SOS, AC119G's, out of Phu Cat in the early part of 1970, it looked alot different by the time I got there. Brings back many memories.

Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:59 PM
Name: Rudy Becker
Email: rudy.becker@snet.net
Current Home: New Hartford, CT
How good do you think this site is? Great site
Comments: I was an F4 aircraft electrician at Can Ranh from November 1967 to October 1968. About the only person I keep in contact with is Bernie "Bubba" Goldschmidt. Bubba's out in Naperville, IL

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 9:09 PM
Name: William Frank
Email: cmsgt62@hotmail.com
Current Home: Hixton wis.
How good do you think this site is? It's real good.
Comments: Was at cam rahn bay in the 483 trans sqdn veh maint from aug 71 to apr 72. was at nha trang jan 67 to sep 69 they closed the base and got shipped to phu cat. Extended and got back to nha trang 70 71 was in age. Try charlie jones un offical air force locator it's pretty good. Retired jun 84.

Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:53 PM
Name: Jim Finley, Maj. Retired, Finman
Email: jfinley@atlasok.com
Current Home: Claremore, OK (Tulsa area)
How good do you think this site is? Bravo!
Comments: Was in the 480th TFS Warhawks from Dec. ’69 to Dec. ’70. Was a GIB in the F-4D. Thoroughly enjoy the website and plan to attend Dallas-Ft. Worth reunion. Would like to find Dick Strunk.

Friday, July 02, 2010 8:13 AM
Name: SMSgt Karl M. Campbell
Email: karl.campbell@ramstein.af.mil
Current Home: Stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany
How good do you think this site is? Great!
Comments: I posted a comment a few years back looking for anyone that knew my father SSgt William R. Campbell (Cam Ranh Bay photo album # 51) at Cam Ranh Bay in 65 – 66’. Didn’t get any replies, but still checked the web site on occasions. Would have been great to find some old friends and talk about his experience there. Unfortunately, my father passed away on 16 June 2010 and was laid to rest with full military honors at Houston National Cemetery. I was proud to follow his footsteps and progress through the ranks of the Air Force with his support and guidance. My family and I will miss him. I was always proud that he was a U.S Air Force and Vietnam veteran. Thank you for posting his picture and especially serving our country with pride.

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