Thomas Guardia says:
April 2 2017

FSB Crook

Hiya buddies who here was in FSB Crook when it was hit?

Dave Roberts says:
January 27, 2016

In reply to Ken Tow.
Hi Ken,
I was the section chief on the base piece for A 7/11. I left the battery for home in mid to late September of 1970. I don’t remember you, but it good to see your post. Have you maintained contact with Don Spruiles (sp?)? He left about the end of August 1970.

Hope that all is well with you. Dave Roberts

David Ogle says:
January 27, 2016

Served with A 7/11 Arty, 25th Div 9/70 – 11/70. Read the account of FSB Crook. Wow. Also served with 2/4 Arty, 9th Div and 1/77 1st Cav. Was in country for 14 months and spent 13 of that on a 105mm – M102 canon. Now I go to weekly PTSD meetings.

Dave Parks says:
January 11, 2016

nice site . 15th Med E Vac , door gunner 60/70
ran across you sight on FB.

Wil Fryer says:
January 6, 2016

Hi Chris, I served with you and the battery, Dec 68- Dec 69. I was assigned to gun two, and for about the first three months I was driving ammunition to the field in the day time, and shooting it up at night. I became assistant gunner just before the ground attacks in June, and by July I had been moved over to gun four and promoted to gunner. I stayed on four for the rest of my tour. I was brown haired, 6’3″, and generally pretty quiet. Anyway, Hi to all I served with, the Mexicans on gun two, the Californians on gun four, George Warner, Bruce Iannello, Jim Aldridge, and well just everybody. I hope you guys are doing fine, and best wishes to you.

Thanks for putting this site up Chris. Very interesting

Mel Carney says:
November 14, 2015

I found your site on Norm Tolle’s PTSD handout. Thank you for all that you are doing for our brothers.
I was assigned to Co B 1/6 198th Americal Division from Tet of 68 to what was sorta of a Tet 69. By that time I was too short to care. We worked out of Chu Lai over next to the Laotian border. There we had a view of the Ho Chi’s Trail or felt the impact of that sandal path.
Made it as far south as Cam Ranh where I flew out of on my stateside return. I did spend one night in Cu Chi where a couple of our men were hospitalized. These were my only sojourns into your area. Be well brother Mel

Tessa says:
October 27, 2015

Thank you for your service.

wallace hunter says:
October 7, 2015

I was at Cu-chi in 1966 I was with 4/23. You have a good site, with a lot of good pics.

Wally Hunter

Belinda Herkins says:
September 28, 2015

I am the proud Gold Star sister of : Sgt. Thomas F. Herkins KIA Vietnam 24 August 1968 USArmy 1st of the 50th Battalion 173rd Airborne Brigade. I have all the gov’t correspondence and all of Tom’s letters. I’ve wanted to do something with them all my life. This site is great ! My compliments, BindyXO

mike anderson says:
August 11, 2015

Was with 25th Inf.Div.C Btry 7/11 F.A. Dec67-Dec68

Amy Ramirez says:
May 9, 2015

I came across your site while researching for a novel I’m writing. I was born in 1962 so too young to serve as a nurse. I just want to say, “Thank you for your service and a BIG welcome home!” My boys are both active duty army and have served two tours each in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do not agree with what we did in Vietnam, or what we’re doing now, but I am one proud army mom.

Mike coles says:
April 8, 2015

Stumbled on to your web site. Brings back lots of old memories, both good and bad. I was a young 2LT with an infantry platoon with the 199th LIB (1969-70), in the war zone D area. Roamed around in the jungle with two dozen of the bravest men I’ve ever know. I’ll have to look and see if I’ve kept any pictures.
Welcome home, and thanks for keeping the stories going.
Mike Coles

David Pearson says:
March 12, 2015

Did anyone know George Pearson
A co 2/22 inf
Killed in Tay Ninh Aug 1969?

July 25, 2015

i was in Co. A 2nd plt 2nd sqd sept 68/69 I knew George but do not recall much about him. I will be going to the 2/22 Reunion in Syracuse NY on Sept 9 2015. Hope to see you there.

Richard Starr says:
February 11, 2015

i like your site and the pictures a great, for a long time i have told stories of burning shit. now i can show my wife what it is. i did not take many pictures the year i was there (67/68) so yours are a real treat to view. flew as a crewmenber in CH-47’s at Chu Li up north of where ya’ll were stuck. good luck and keep up the good work.
R Starr

Johnny Pugh says:
November 11, 2014

I am looking for several good buddies: one with the last name of Chacon-I have several pictures of him but I don’t remember his first name; I’m also looking for a great friend we all called “Fred” or “Frederico” who was our squad leader; and another great friend named Carton E. Frida and one more great pal named Robert Mark. These guys were all in my squad and platoon (1st squad, 2nd platoon, Company A)and were Wolfhounds (2/27th Infantry), stationed at the 25th Infantry Division’s base camp at Cu Chi in 1966-1967. I’m almost done writing a book about my experiences and I’d love to mention all of you in it-you all helped me survive until my death from Agent Orange poisoning in 2011. My dear wife is writing this for me since I am no longer alive but I will never forget you guys and I love you. So does my wife-she feels like she knows you almost as well as I did. Love, the late Johnny Pugh

Trampus Hodge says:
November 11, 2014

Son of William Franklin Hodge Jr. he said he went by the name Rockape … not sure though

Doug Tel says:
November 5, 2014

Good update brother. Hang in there.

Tom Allemeier says:
August 17, 2014

I’ve noticed a number of posts from people who mentioned that they still do not know what role their friends or family members played in the Vietnam War. I also never spoke of my experiences there and noticed that my father never spoke of his experiences in WWII. I did, however, write down my experiences shortly after returning from Vietnam and recently published them in an ebook. I explore the reasons soldiers keep silent in the introduction which is available as a free sample of the book. It is available on Apple iBooks and Barnes &Noble if you are interested. The title of the book is: Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War .

Jim Cunningham says:
July 24, 2014

This is one of the best Vietnam websites that I’ve seen. I was with C/3/22nd at FSB Crook during the Dec. 1969 NVA sapper attack. We tore the base down three weeks later. The pix brought back a lot memories, especially those of Dave Van Der Sluis who I got to know while there. We went home on the same plane in July/70. Welcome home to all VN Vets.

Ken Tow says:
June 13, 2014

Great website, Chris. Brings back a lot of memories. I was a 13E20 with Alpha Battery, 7/11 from mid-June of 1970 until the 25th took the colors back to Hawaii that year. I was the first school-trained FDC specialist to show up in a while. Thanks for all you efforts on this site.

Dave Roberts says:
June 5, 2016

Hi Ken,
I was the section chief on the base piece for A 7/11. I left the battery for home in mid to late September of 1970. I don’t remember you, but it good to see your post. Have you maintained contact with Don Spruiles (sp?)? He left about the end of August 1970.

Hope that all is well with you. Dave Roberts

James Web says:
May 27, 2014

Arrived in Vietnam on December 17, 1967 with A Company 801st Maint. BN. 101st Airborne Division. I stayed with the 101st until my ETS on July 15, 1969. A few months after the 68′ TET Offensive I went to I Corp to drive trucks with A Company 426th Supply and Transportation Bn. When my year was up I extended for six months and flew as a helicopter door gunner with A Company 158th Assault Helicopter BN. (Ghost Riders).

George De George says:
April 27, 2014

1St Air Calvary Div. 545th MP co. Dec. 67 to Dec. 68. Bon Song, Camp Evans, LZ Stud, A Shau Valley and some other shitty place we took over from 1st. Inv. div. and a lot of road trips in between, saw the whole damn country pretty much. Came home with balls and brain intact, but feel bad for the58000 who didn’t make it back and all the broken soldiers who didn’t come back whole. Will we ever learn?

David Crowe says:
April 20, 2014

I was with A/7/11 as a gun chief from June 1967-June 1968. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me especially during the 68 Tet offensive.

Delbert Hertling says:
April 4, 2014

I was a door gunner with C co. 101st air borne Div. I served from 71-72 in Phu Bai. What memories, it was quite a ride. Welcome home everyone that served. Thank all of you that cared about us. Take care! Del

steven”doc”miles says:
February 5, 2014

great website! would like trade for any river marine force, and 2/47th panther patches and unit crests,arty. my cell 410-610-0314 welcome home panthers!

Marvin Brittain says:
December 5, 2013

Joined A/7/11 in mid 1964 at Schofield Barracks left the Island for Nam in 1966 til 1967 on gun # 1, best web ever Thanks !!!!!!!!!

Leon Stroebel says:
September 28, 2013

Hi Chris, Saw you website on

You have a great website. Was part of the sadf form 1971 to 1980. Troup Sgt. in our Armour Division. Also various visits to Angola but the heaviest Jan’76 to April’76. Respect to all fellow soldiers.

Merry VanRyn says:
September 2, 2013

Did anyone knowmy uncle Benny May? He served in the Army during Vietnam. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

David Ogle says:
August 30, 2013

A 7/11. Sept – Nov ’70. Been doing research on FSBs. There were alot of them at any given time all along the west border. North to south. web sites this get the true history out to the world. You can’t find this info in books. Thanks, Dave Ogle

James Webb says:
August 28, 2013

Great story about shit burning and LSA use. I kept my M-16 well lubricated with LSA as a truck driver in I Corps. I wold clean it everyday at the end of the day rather I shot it or not and always used a liberal amount of LSA in the trigger mechanism.

Also, I got an article 15 for trying to burn down the enlisted men’s latrine while with A Company 801st Maint. Bn. in Bien Hoa.

Kushner, Dennis J. says:
July 12, 2013

Welcome Home my brothers, from SP5 K. My tour, Dec 67 to Apr 69 at Cu Chi, NAM. 94th Maint. Co. Det. Still in bunker #10, Ambush Road Gate. Still on roving patrol too. Still see the view from the Tower. Man, what a ride to Tay Nihn – ambushes. Yup-I’m still there. We fixed everything – man, my guys were the best. I still remember all of you.

Moses Lawrence says:
July 7, 2013

Great website – i am not a vet of the Vietnam war (born in ’74) but I’ve always found this particular war so interesting to me and have spent the last 10 years researching on this war. I have much respect for those that served in the Vietnam War and it saddens me how many American civilians gave the vets a cold shoulder when our soldiers returned to the U.S. after this war was over. Keep you’re heads up and remember you’re blood, sweat and tears were not in Vain as there is a purpose for everything God allows to happen.

waylon goss says:
June 29, 2013

Of course I’ve already put my name but either way, my name is Waylon Goss. I’m the VERY PROUD son of a vet by the name of Lonnie Ray Goss. (2/4/51-9/29-10) I don’t know much about his time in Vietnam because he didn’t like talking about it. He was in the Army. What I do know is he was from pekin IN., drafted, he trained at ft.Knox KY. (May have went to another base after that, not sure.) He was stationed in denang (if that’s spelled right) he mentioned putting up communication wires over there. Like I said he didn’t like to talk about it. I won’t go into the very short conversion we had when I asked how many ppl he killed. I believe he mentioned the (sorry for misspelling) ho chi min trail and a I think a place called laouse or something like that. Any way I believe he served from 68 to 72 and other than to honor his name, my main focus is HOPE! I hope like hell that at least 1 person who may read this served with him and remembers him and if so would you PLEASE Email me or Write me a letter explaining the shit he went through that he wouldn’t tell me about. ps. If you may have a scrapbook that shows his rank, (SUPPER) please share. Hopefully. W.G if so, email is and address is 102 s. Teresa st. Salem IN. 47167. Thanks in advance!

Candee S says:
June 13, 2013

Awesome website Thank you. I’m in college annd studying this era. Needed info on the welfare of soldiers in Vietnam

James Dekker says:
June 1, 2013

Chris, saw your post on my website and came to take a look at yours. A very good documentary site! The parallels between your war and our are plain to see. Our South African soldiers called the operational area Nam, just like you only, our Nam stood for Namibia. There’s an interesting document on my website called “”South Africa’s Vietnam”” Have a read if you’re interested:


Robert A Votruba says:
May 30, 2013

Hi! Beautiful website! I served A Battery 7BN 11th Field Artillery in Vietnam April 66 to April 67. Gun #3. I remember a lot of these guys posting here. John Mohler for sure. He may remember me. I can testify that he saved one of our guys by the name of Warren Irwin when we were on Pohakaloa and he hung himself from the tube of an 8 inch Howitzer. Nice to see you made it home! We lost a few but glad to see a lot made it home! As I recall, the Captain’s name was Robert Winters and the 1st LT’s were Tom Falconer and Max Johnson. God bless each and everyone of you!

Rich Fleming says:
May 11, 2013

Great website. I was with the 3/4 Cav., 25th Inf. Div. at Cu Chi, just south of Black Virgin Mt. 1966 it was. The stories brought back lots of memories.

March 23, 2013

I am trying to locate photos of my brothers and I enjoyed this informational website tremendously.

barry morrison says:
February 5, 2013

great pics i was with 2/18 big red one nov 69 to nov 70 we feel more love now than we did back then . to al my brothers in arms welcome home.

Wayne B says:
January 29, 2013

What a fantastic web site some great photos. on my favorites list

Eric Worth says:
January 17, 2013

Great website, Chris. I was Fire Direction Officer for Charlie Battery from early February through April 1968, succeeding John Ricca and preceding Robert McLaughlin. I will attend my second Charlie Battery reunion this April.

Roger Scatton says:
January 6, 2013
Great web site Chris.I was a radio operator with B battery 5/2 Dusters in Cu Chi,in 1968-69.I knew Randy Barnes very well.He was our medic,and really a great guy.Sorry to hear he is no longer with us.His albums,and letters brought back many memories for me.R.I.P.Randy.

David Stafford says:
December 26, 2012

Chris, Awesome website! I’ve visited it many times over the years and it just gets better. I was in III Corps area from 4/69 to 4/70. Moved 12 times during my 12 months. Memorable camps included FSB Buell, FSB Washington, FSB Crook, Tra Cu, Ben Cui, Go Dau Ha and others. I was on a 5-man team that operated a AN/TPS-25 (Tipsy-25) ground surveillance radar system. Our mission was to detect enemy infiltration along the border areas – also known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail area. From August ’69 until I left we had an unmistakable red-orange 84 foot tower. The folks back at the 25th Infantry Division Artillery, HHB, assigned the beast to us so our radar antenna would be a little higher off the ground than the stock 15 feet. I hated the tower for obvious reasons. Anyway, I hope we weren’t one of those radar dudes who picked up false targets for the artillery people. I seem to remember that we detected a ton of targets and had good results. Weren’t those FSB’s something? Can’t believe we did that!
All the best


Mark says:
December 17, 2012

Well, I wrote some stuff about grunts on the contact page and then realized you were a gun bunny! Anyway, 972nd SIgnal Bn/107th SIg Co 68-69. 1/79th Arty (105mm) Korea, 67-68. Great website, better attitude. That “Welcome Home ” stuff usually sounds weak but what the hell, “Welcome Home”. Keep up the fire!

David Novack says:
November 22, 2012

I was in C 3/13 Arty, 25th ID, Tay Ninh Province and Cambodia, 1969-70. Spent a few nights in an unused 7/11 bunker when we could not get back to the firebase.

Paul Tinsley says:
August 6, 2012

One of the best Vietnam websites I’ve seen. Outstanding work!

Roger “Ramjet” Juhl says:
June 10, 2012

HI: Buddys great web site

Marshall Dunnam says:
May 31, 2012

Great web site. Lots of hard work wen into this.

I served with C BTRY 7/11 from 03-68 thru 03-69

Ralph Foley says:
May 8, 2012

Hi Chris just found your website and i realy like it, I served with HHC 2/22 Commo 68/69 and went on to serve with 237th MAST Fort ord and 377th DUSTOFF Korea:

vickie tatsch says:
April 20, 2012

I was married to a young Marine that returned from Nam, I have many friends that are Viet Nam vets and have nothing but upmost respect for them Thank you for your website, I will tell them

Stephanie Barnes says:
January 13, 2012

I sent this to Chris because I love my Uncle and care about the amazing things he did in life:


I just wanted to say thanks. My Uncle is Joesph Randy (Doc) Barnes.He is actually my great uncle, my dad is his only nephew. I miss him dearly and reading the letters and seeing the pictures mean a lot to me. I looked at a lot of them and thought man that is my goofy uncle. He had a lot of love and he was very passionate about the war and support for our vets. If you have anymore info on his war days or can tell me anything else important please let me know. I know some but my family always thought my sister and I could not handle the harsh reality that is war when we were younger and he died when I was 20. I want to know as much as I can about my uncle. Your website is amazing. Keep doing what you do. Thanks again.

~Stephanie Barnes

Thank you Chris for keeping his memory alive and for being his friend. RIP Uncle Randy I love you.

E Rodriguez says:
November 1, 2011

Thank you so much for your service and for creating this stunning memorial. I shared this website and many of the pictures with my students. It really helped bring the Vietnam soldier experience to life for them in a way textbooks and words cannot.

Harry Yates says:
September 18, 2011 at 11:06 am (Edit)
Sent Crowbar a couple of pic’s Hwy 19 checkpoint 95 and 102 with group of B Co 504th. MP’S early 1967

Richard L. Montgomery says:
September 9, 2011

Chris, I served with Wil Esplin in Kontum. I will have to dig through my “stuff” to see exact dates. He was my rating officer. I was a captain at the time, serving as the province S2/Phung Hoang advisor. We also shared quarters for a while during that turbulent time. Sad to hear he has passed. He was a very good man and Army officer.

Mike Holub says:
August 24, 2011

This is a great site, nwver thoght about Veitnam much tried to foget. The pictures are great. I passed the sight on to my kids. Since I never talk about nam much they learned quite a bit about it from your web site.

Thanks Chris.

Welcome home to all of you.

July 14, 2011

I served with E CO 3/22 25 ID 68-69, was at FSB CROOK in JUNE 69. You guys did a great job during the 3 nites and 2 days. I read in some other arty guestbook some disparaging remarks about radar, and how the arty guys thought that the radar guys were shooting at phantoms all night long. I know for a fact that we were being probed just about every night, to see where our blind spots were for future probes. I did my best and stopped the little bastards every time they got in range, sorry I disturbed the sleep of the battery but we needed to let them know that somebody was watching. Also the night of June 6th I spotted them coming as early as 1900 hrs , MAJ. HACIA would not clear me to open up on them he specifically told me to check fire list concentrations and keep him posted. There were so many goddamn targets I thought the radar set was malfunctioning. We allowed them to dig fighting holes set up AAA 51 cal mortars rockets and to deploy 75mm recoiless rifle teams almost 360 degrees. They did not actually attack till about 0200 or 0215 hrs. It kind of bugged me this guy had the impression the radar guys were up on the tower just screwing around. Enough said welcome home guys and it was an honor to have worked with you guys.

tom benn says:
June 26, 2011

chris, great web page. i served withh hhb 7/11 in 1970, based at tay ning and later at dau tieng. i was the battalion journalist but spent more time at firebases than i did at bae camp. thanks for this page, a job well done

Sam Boult says:
June 9, 2011

Hi Chris, was great seeing you in Las Vegas. Our pictures of the gyms came out really nice. Brilliant web site, I wasn’t expecting it to be so big. Hopefully chat again!


Wendy Barth says:
February 24, 2011

Hi Chris,

Thanks for sharing your story and for providing a venue for others to share as well! Great Work!

A.J. Ferraro says:
January 1, 2011

Dear Chris,

This website is awesome. I am currently a senior in high school and soon-to-be college student. I plan to major in American Histroy, with concentrations in colonial America, Second World War, Cold War, and War on Terrorism history. Browsing through your site was a joy for this hopeful college histroy teacher. I hope others get the same satisfaction out of it as I have.

I also plan to commission into the Army after college (I’ve always wanted to serve) and I hope to one day be a Ranger. God bless you for your service to the USA and Welcome Home.

Sincerest respect,


leslie anderson says:
September 26, 2010

i need to no the expericmental drug testing that the army did on their soilders . the name of it was the black something i can’t remember please help me glad you guys are home

David Seim says:
September 16, 2010

Dear Chris,

I am astounded by how you’ve expanded your website. I got a call yesterday, out of the blue, from Dave McMahan who reminded me of your site. What a thrill to see it now. It is truly unbelievable! I saw it a long time ago, in its infancy, when you called me once to tell me of its creation. Sorry I haven’t kept in touch. I truly apologize for that. You truly are talented at web design. Thank you so much for all you’ve done to recreate some of what we went through. Dave mentioned a reunion in Hawaii next year. If you have info, I’d love to receive some? Also, do you have a contact list of the other guys we served with?

As for me, my life has taken many turns. After Vietnam, I had a drinking problem which, I assume eventually would have killed me. I quit March 12, 1972 (my 25th birthday). Boy that’s a long time ago. I started dating Joyce, the girl next door I grew up with, in May, 1975. I started working at Andersen Window Corporation on October 13, 1975, retiring in 2002. In July 1977 (after we became engaged), Joyce was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We were married October 29, 1977. I adopted her 5 yo daughter, Shannon, after we married. On February 13, 1980, we were blessed with a son, Nicholas David Seim. Joyce’s condition worsened shortly after Nick was born, and we all pretty much became caregivers every spare moment. In January 1995 we had to admit her to a local nursing home. On February 26, 1999 our Shannon tragically died in her sleep. That took some of Joyce’s fight away, and she passed away June 11, 2002 soon after I retired. Lori and I met at work shortly before I retired. Nicholas graduated from UCLA in June of 2009. Lori and I were married August 14, 2009. We couldn’t be more happy (at least I couldn’t)! That’s it I guess. Sorry to ramble on, but I could never keep my mouth shut once I started. You should remember that about me…

Love you man,

David Seim

Chris Woelk says:
August 26, 2010

I hope this guestbook will not accept spam and allow you to comment on this site. I removed the prior guestbook because of spam.

Rebekah Williams says:
November 11, 2010

To all who served, I remember those days although I was a child. I would like to say thank you. You are not forgotten.

Gerry Meier says:
January 15, 2011

Thanks Chris for your site, pics & information. I too was at Tay Ninh base with the 2nd/32nd arty (8″ & 175 mm) I was in the FDC as “Tay Ninh arty” -Silver 13, 1967-68. Your pics were a trip down memory lane for me..

Thanks & keep up the good work

Jason H. Thompson says:
March 2, 2011

This is a great site and a tremendous resource. I’d like to talk to you about the possibility of using some of the images in a theatrical presentation and getting proper permissions. Please contact me.

Ken Hart SSG says:
April 6, 2011

Chris your site is great and you have created a great trubute to all who was there at that time. I was Section Chief of Cong Killer from March 69 to March 70 served with the best guys in the army God Bless them all. I was with A Battery deployed from Schofield Barracks in early 66 served with A Battery until March 67 returned in May 67 and was sent to B Battery untill Nove 67.

Look forward to watching this site grwo as many from our unit locates this site.

Ken Hart

robert dye says:
April 8, 2011

current pres. 359th trans co. reunion assc. we currently have approximate 400- 500 members who served with the 359th trans. co. we hauled fuel tru the central highlands welcome home brothers.

Dave Van Der Sluis says:
April 11, 2011

Great site Chris. Seeing all the photos and comments about the ammo boxes used for showers, cut down 55 gal. drums that we burnt shit in, and the trash cans with burners in them that were used for kp brought back lots of memories. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Welcome Home!!!

Alan Brandenburg says:
April 18, 2011

Chris, What a wonderful tribute. I had many friends who went over and of course some who never came home. This is great to see some of what you guys and gals saw through your eyes. God Bless

Ken Hart says:
May 11, 2011

Chris I am not sure if I qualify for your name list I served with A Battery from 65 Hawaii to April 67

June 9, 2011

Served with A Battery 7/11 during the battle of Crook. I am now disabled due to being crushed in Germany between an APC and a truck. If any of you were at crook during the time I was there, you need to put in for PTSD, it’s almost automatic when they find out you were at Crook.I was awarded it in only four months. Love to hear from any of you guys.

lynn says:
June 16, 2011

to herb, the love of my life. a vietnam soldier who was sprayed with agent orange passed from lunk caner in 2009 a true soldier to the end. may god bless each soldier that fought the fight. thank you all.

lynn says:
June 16, 2011

sorry about the mis spelling!! to my love herbert e johnson i miss you and will always love you. happy fathers day. and to all the vietnam soldiers happy fathers day.

lee kendrick says:
June 18, 2011

great site, im 27 years old and cant get enough about reading about vietnam, love reading all the stories, if anyone has anymore stories to tell please share, would be great to hear what it was like for you,

William bentley says:
June 30, 2011

1/27 arty. at f.b.w. 69, fired support for you guys during the battle for crook.

Gary Troxell says:
August 14, 2011

Left country 1/70. Was with 2/22 Headquarters Company Flame Platoon. Looking for a Mike Smith. Staff Sargaent from Jacksonville Arkansas. Help would be great,

Al Caputo says:
August 26, 2011

This is a great site. Thank you! I served in A company 2nd of the 22(mech) 25th infantry in 1970. Take care and welcome Brother.

Tom McMullen says:
October 3, 2011

Hey, Hey, Hey it’s a great sight Chris. I just found it.Every one new me as Fat Albert my name is Tom McMullen and I was on Gun #6 7/11 ARTY 1968′-1969 I was wounded with Jack Switzer from the same round 6/19/1969 I drove the truck for Gun #6 and was on the 105 at night Keep in touch Tom

john mohler says:
October 16, 2011

Deployed with 7/11 from Hawaii in 1966. Subsequently reassigned to 7/11 in Tay Ninh in 68-69. Was a Recon Sgt and FO with 4/23 Inf (Mech).

Howard Lewis says:
October 23, 2011

Really liked your site. I was in Viet Nam in 1966-1967. In 2/22 Mech. Infantry.

Amanda Gregory Meaders says:
November 10, 2011

Kenneth Rabun Gregory was my father, try so hard to find information on him, thank you. If anyone out there as any, please share.

Mack Gooding says:
November 26, 2011

Great Site. I was at Tay Ninh 10/68 to 10/69 as the PIO for the 1st Bde. As such, I traveled all over the AO. Your site truly depicts what it looked like, and your narratives accurately describe what it felt like. Thank You for making this site, and for your service.

Jack Tackebury says:
December 2, 2011

Served with triple deuce in Dau Tieng Headquarters Company 66-67. Was forward observer for 4.2 Mortar Platoon assigned to A Company.

Arnold Krause says:
December 7, 2011

Served with the 2/12th Inf – Mar 68-69. Nice site you have. Keep it up. Like your photos too.

Russ Dearmore says:
December 7, 2011

Was at FSB Washington on June 190th 1969 when the 88th hit us.

Wayne Ragsdale says:
December 13, 2011

I served with C Btry 7/11 Field Artillery, 25th Inf. Div. Vietnam from May 1968 to May 1969. We endured many ground attacks and Mortar rounds coming in on us. Anyone remember FSB Rawlins, FSB Scofield and the Hwy. coming out of Dau Teing where we met the NVA head on unexpectedly. I would like to hear from former C 7/11 unit members.

Gary Hartt says:
January 16, 2012

The mash hospital in Tay Ninh was the 45th Surgerical Hosp. At least it is the one I went to in march,1967. A/2/22Mech 66/67

James J.Covalucci says:
January 19, 2012

After action reports 9Aug69 Boi Loi woods.Apppreciate anything,
Thanks JIMMY

John Mohler says:
February 12, 2012

All — I deployed with A/7/11 from Schofield to Cu Chi in 66, but was further attached to A/4/9 Manchus. During initial deployment I was the Chief of FDC under LT Max Johnson. The BCO when I left was Capt Richard Winters. Lt Johnson retired as a full Colonel and lives in Northern Virginia. Capt Winters also retired as a Colonel, and worked for Boeing Helicopter, where I ran into him in the 1980s on the train from DC to Philadelphia. Later, I was assigned to C/7/11 from Jan 69 to May 70, and further attached to C/4/23 (M). My FO team at C/4/43 consisted of LT John Knox, and SP4 Ross Ciccarello. Ross is living in Orlando, but we have been unable to locate John Knox. Anyone know of any reunions out there for Alpha or Charlie for those periods??????? Or, does anyone know the where abouts of John Knox??

Steve alberg says:
February 23, 2012

Great site Chris..glad you tuned me in..I was a member of the 442nd TAW USAF flying c-130s…never got over to nam cause it ended just in time…at that age I really wanted to the man. Steve

Carlos B Lopez says:
February 23, 2012

Hello my fellow soldiers friends I was in Nam” 68-69 Big Red One anyone out there know me or served with me please respond

George Govea (Chico) says:
March 10, 2012

Great site. Thanks

george govea says:
March 10, 2012

I was in Nam 1969. 2/22

Kathleen Krupa says:
March 25, 2012

Your were not alone and even today we think about you, our brave warriors.

patrick carnes says:
March 26, 2012

welcome home brother nice site;i was in 3 corps during 69-70 with the 18th brigade on convoy escort

Seabee Terry says:
April 10, 2012

Well done…great site

charles mayette says:
April 17, 2012

member CO B and D 1/14 from Jan 67-Nov 67.

Joe Chamberlain says:
May 21, 2012

I’m looking for anyone that might have know my Fater, Joe Chamberlain Jr. He was in the U.S. Army Special Forces and was from NY

johnny hurst says:
May 23, 2012

looking for all in 160hem co.qui nhon 1967

Bill Wood says:
May 25, 2012

Anyone trying to find C battery members go to

Philip Cody says:
May 27, 2012

Thank you, Chris, and all others, for your sacrifice.

ken monahan says:
May 29, 2012

HI CHUCK: I served with the 7th Bn/ 11th Artillery. 25th Infantry based at Cu Chi. I served from December 66 to December 67. We were involved with many operations throughout Vietnam. Welcome Home! Sgt. Monahan.

Charles Miller says:
May 30, 2012

Thanks for this site. I was in Vietnam Aug. 1966-Aug.1967. 4th. Tranportation Command, Saigon at Le Lai Hotel. Worked at Saigon Port and Vung Tau.

steve hughey says:
July 16, 2012

RVN 5/71 to 1/72. Long Thanh, Quang Tri and Long Binh.

Shauna says:
August 5, 2012

Looking for anyone who may have known my Uncle, Freddie C. Blair. He was in A Battery, 7th Battalion / 11th Field Artillery / 25th Infantry. He arrived in Vietnam, from Schofield Barracks, HI somewhere around 1966 – 1968.

Tim Hildebrandt says:
August 9, 2012

great site, I served south of Bien Hoa 4 months 4 I got shot, 2nd 8th 1st Cav, 1970.

Margaret Bell says:
September 24, 2012

Would like to know any information on my uncle Philip Cundelan who fought in Vietman. He was Irish but lived in Philadelphia. Thats all I know.

Raul Torres-Gonzalez says:
September 24, 2012

I will like information about my Grandfather, His name was Raul Torres-Vega Sergent mayor of the Us Army when he retired from Puerto Rico and was actived in the Vietnam & Korean Wars. Thankyou.

Carrie Jenkins says:
September 29, 2012

Thank you Chris for your assistance and caring.

Glenn says:
November 10, 2012

Just stumbled on the site. RVN 69 1/2 inf 1st inf div. Just a note to visitors. “We don’t get to pick our wars”

Michael Molamphy says:
January 1, 2013

I was crew on gun 1, C Batt. 1/27th Arty 1969-70. As William Bentley wrote, we fired 155 artillery in support of FSB Crook. 6/69,,and many other missions. Welcome home; I think we are finally appreciated by a few americans.

Terry Silkey says:
January 11, 2013

Great site

I was with C company 2nd of the 22nd 69-70.

I can still feel the dust and mud you spoke about. Some made me smile and some caused some somber memories.

Thanks for the trip back in time.

Thomas Ewen says:
January 12, 2013

1st Infantry Division 121st Signal Lai Khe Feb. 69 to Feb. 70 I was Sp/5 Lab Tech with Eric Habinski and Bill Geist :724-656-0353

Randy Neiman (SP5) – Retired MAJ says:
February 1, 2013

Great site Chris w/many thanks for all.
Saw msg from Gary Troxell ref SSG Mike Smith,
HHC 2/22nd – FLAME Plt – call sign ZIPPO. Was
with same 69-70. BIG welcome home to all my
brothers. Also would welcome contact.

jim lippincott says:
April 10, 2013

Hi: I was at Phu Bai,near Hue from Oct 1968 to Oct 1969.

Robert Romans South Africa says:
May 15, 2013

Great site, hard times good mates and SOME good memories. Good work thanks for showing it to us.

George t Potter says:
August 8, 2013

anyone wants to know about the viet nam war should visit a VA hospital. best wishes and blessings to all my friends in the 552 MP co. and the 557 MP co. 67, 68 and 69

John Gardner. Jack says:
August 19, 2013

great memories hobo woods.2/22/25 mech .firebase dixon and that damn mountain Nu bie din.

Daniel white says:
September 2, 2013

Does anyone know my father LAWRENCE JAMES PEARCE I was only 3yrs old when he passed away just looking to know some more about him please help me

Pete Pincer says:
September 6, 2013

Kind regards to the Vietnam vets, from a SADF (South African Bush War) veteran. Found your site via

cema di castro k�l�men says:
September 13, 2013

Congratulations at all americans soldiers what fought in the Vietnam War. You are the Braves of Home and the Proud of yours Country

Pat smith says:
November 15, 2013

Was with 2nd 13th arty at fsb buell Tay ninh in 68 with c battery. Two ground attacks in 3 days.

James Jachcik says:
December 21, 2013

Was a proud member of the 587th Signal Company w/ 1st Signal Brigade, 36th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Cu Chi, Vietnam. Mar 1967 to Sept 1967.

Garry Hassel says:
January 22, 2014

was with a/7/11 sept/63 to feb/66.�
nam on the “shotgun” program dec/64 to may/65.
i will say more later.
hi to john mohler, roy ashworth.

Martin Calloway says:
February 9, 2014

Great, super job, Chris.
HHB, 2nd/321st Arty
3rd Bde, 82 Abn
Oct, ’68 – Oct, ’69

Paul Frampton says:
February 16, 2014

Still looking good Chris

Joe Mendiola says:
February 17, 2014

served with macv tm 41 oct 71- oct 72 survived Easter Offensive

Tamara Buck says:
March 1, 2014

In honor of my father George W Buck Jr VHPA member served in Vietnam with 336 AHC IN 70, 164 AVN IN 70. Flight class 69-45/69-41. Died 6-28-1999.

Seth M says:
March 8, 2014

In honor of my Uncle, who died in Binh Thuy, 1970, and my Grandpa who lived through the ordeal.

Amber says:
March 28, 2014

My dad Richard Neal McElhenie served in Vietnam and rarely talks about it. I was trying to reach out to other soldiers to see if they remember him. Thanks

Sergio B. Garcia says:
April 21, 2014

Would like to hear from any one that was with
C Co. 1/27 Wolfhounds Mar. 1969-1970.
Houston,TX 281-785-1620

al chiovetta says:
August 5, 2014

was with the 587signal dautieng 68-69

Pam Robinson says:
August 26, 2014

My uncle, Fred Wayne Foster served in Vietnam. He is deceased but I am looking for anyone that might remember serving with him. He was from Mississippi. The war had a great affect on him but he never talked about it. Please contact me if you remember him, would love to hear some stories. Thanks!!

Wil Fryer says:
September 3, 2014

Hi to all you ex G.I.s, and welcome home.

I served with alpha battery Dec. 68-69. I’m tall, and generally quiet and was in the second section during my early tour. I drove truck for awhile, but had worked my way up to being assistant gunner by the time of the ground attacks. Shortly after that I was made gunner of the fourth section, and stayed with that gun until my DEROS. Anybody remember me, get in touch.

If your hearing is messed up the VA might be able to help you out. For all you guys who are still hearing ringing in your ears, and birds and crickets and such that aren’t really there, well that’s called tinnitus, and it will get you some priority in the VA health care system.

Thanks for hosting this site Chris.