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  • Frank Sinatra -- Matt de Lisle, Thu, April 03 2008, 6:58:11 (158.123.138.50)
    I found this story very interesting. I liked reading a story relating to vietnam that took place in the U.S. I think it's amazing how much money was raised and how willing Frank Sinotra was to perform to raise money for families of people lost in Vietnam.

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  • Frank Sinatra -- Matt de Lisle, Thu, April 03 2008, 6:55:04 (158.123.138.50)
    I thought this story was very intersting. It was good to have a story relating to vietnam from the perspective of someone in the united states. I also fount it amazing how much was able to be raised and how easily Frank Sinatra was ready to help support the families of people lost in Vietnam.

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  • Good Stroy -- Gilbert Grape, Wed, April 02 2008, 9:57:33 (158.123.138.50)
    This doesn’t show the war it shows the result of war and often that can be over looked. You hear of the people dying, of the 53,000 Americans that gave their lives but rarely do you hear this aspect of the story with they come back and meet their final resting place. It puts a name with the face and a conclusion the the unfortunate story.

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  • Flower Children -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 9:11:04 (158.123.138.50)
    Although it is difficult to call anything that happened during this war funny, I kind of found this story amusing, just how the seargeant or whoever woke the soldiers up to have them plant flowers. Im sure it was kind of nice thouggh, because its little things like that that can make you smile etc. But that must have been unexpected.

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  • Happy Birthday Son -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 9:08:02 (158.123.138.50)
    This message was very sad, happy, and touching at the same time. I could not imagine the feelings you must have had when you heard that your son was just born, and that you could not be there to see him and everything. I would have been happy yet sad, because that is like probably one of the biggest moments in your life. That must have been shocking though and unexpected obviously.

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  • Frank Sinatra -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 9:04:10 (158.123.138.50)
    I liked reading about this story because I could somewhat relate because my dad is a HUGE Frank Sinatra Fan. It was really nice to hear that they need large fundraisers to raise money for familys and children etc. that were affected by this war

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  • Frank Sinatra... My Way -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 8:59:00 (158.123.138.50)
    I liked reading this story because my dad is a HUGE Frank Sinatra fan so I know who he was and everything, but it was very nice to hear that during the war they hand large fundraisers to raise money for victims or familys and children who lost homes etc.

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  • Ca Mau, RVN -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 8:50:48 (158.123.138.50)
    I thought that this was a cute story. It was very heartworming to hear about this little boy who befriended you and gave you his "treasure" and stuff. Im sure that these children do not have a lot and that any little thing like someones friendship means a lot to them. It is also really sad to hear that he was hurt from a VC booby trap.

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  • Gunny...A Dog in Dong Ha -- Anya Colucci, Wed, April 02 2008, 8:44:08 (158.123.138.50)
    This story probably touched me the most, because I am a huge animal lover, and I beleive that the most reliable and trustworthy friend to have would be a dog. I hate leaving my dog just alone at home for a few hours, and I could not imagine how you felt leaving him forever. I am glad that he could keep you guys company and make you laugh because that is definately needed once in a while to keep you sane. This story was like a "breath of fresh air" because it was nice hearing about something like this rather than the horrible atrocities and violence etc. that happened.

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  • Rat Patrol! -- Garrett Romano, Wed, April 02 2008, 8:41:32 (158.123.138.50)
    After I finished reading "Rat Patrol!" by Stephen Gillis I couldn't help but smile. I can imagine the Colonel lying on his cot under the misquito net with his .38 in hand terrified that the rats were in his room. Then after Gillis did a thorough inspection of the room and confirmed that there were not rats present the Colonel acted all important and in chanrge so he gave him a lecture about the dangers of the Vietnam rats. Good comic relief.

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  • Rain... -- Garrett Romano, Wed, April 02 2008, 8:33:18 (158.123.138.50)
    I just read Michael E. Duncan's story titled "Rain". I found it quite fascinating. The stealth way of killing, being the assasin of the night under the rain, the power. How he loved the fear that the enemy held for his kind, how he thought it was "good" that they held a bounty for him. It was compelling, it seemed a brutal way of revenge for his friends killed in the Tet offensive.

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  • Dropped From A Helicopter -- Brent Semple, Tue, April 01 2008, 16:18:12 (24.250.61.159)
    Hank Ortega's story of how two men were dropped from a helio trying to extract them was amazing. The incident which Ortega was apart of was something I would expect that you only see during extreme circumstance like war. The entire incident could have been avioded if a CO would have taken his advice. Even though there were plenty of great leaders in Vietnam, I believe there were many who were not ready to lead a group of men.

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  • Dogs of War -- Justin Sularz, Tue, April 01 2008, 16:11:12 (68.14.27.189)
    A dog is a man's best friend, so who else would you have by your side than your trusty and loyal companion K-9. They will protect their owners with their life without fear.

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  • North Dong Ha Incident -- Brent Semple, Tue, April 01 2008, 16:08:30 (24.250.61.159)
    Throughout Veitnam many skilled warriors fought, but due to the outlook of many Americans on the War they felt their efforts were pointless or misused. Edward Herterich's story of his tank company was a great example. Being highly trained and very effective he and his fellow tank crew members were able to take out many of the enemy affectivly. It is a shame that such skill was not put to use in a different conflict.

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  • Dog Soldiers -- Brent Semple, Tue, April 01 2008, 15:55:47 (24.250.61.159)
    Mr. Cameron's short poem about his k9 companion in Vietnam was of great intrest to me. I have dogs and seeing one get hurt or die would be tough. Dogs are our most loyal companions and seeing one which has been some how damaged from war would make alomst anyone heavy hearted.

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  • Vietnam Law and Stealing -- Justin Sularz, Tue, April 01 2008, 15:52:31 (68.14.27.189)
    “Vietnamese law says one is not a thief unless caught in the act of stealing” That is a bunch of horse dung (to put it lightly). How dare they steal our Armies military supplies and fatigues when we are fighting for them? How could the US Government stand aside and do nothing if we could send special forces and green berets to the North we should have been able to get back our supplies without the South Vietnamese government knowing it, and even if they did their law would go against them. Letting our military’s fatigues being stolen could be a serious security threat; everyone wearing US Army fatigues…who is who?

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  • What if? (POW/MIA Story) -- Justin Sularz, Tue, April 01 2008, 15:43:29 (68.14.27.189)
    This is just one of things that our military men, women, and veterans have to deal with everyday…..the "What if?" What if…an expression of doubt of that person's actions, which happens to everyone but the situation is much more significant and the consequences severe for those who serve(d) in the military. Vietnam was no different; one cannot even imagine the amount of doubt of those who fought in that war has had.

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  • Two Helicopter -- Brent Semple, Tue, April 01 2008, 15:37:52 (24.250.61.159)
    Jim's story was amazing, alot of stories you read leave you with a heavy heart, but Two Helicopter was a great story. It seems pretty crazy that the piolt was able to pull off jumping over a boulder while his Helio was to heavy to fly. I think alot of great soldiers in Vietnam did not recieve the credit they truley deserved because of the social climate in America.

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  • James R. Gilmore, Jr. 1LT -- Kenneth Buteau, Tue, April 01 2008, 14:55:12 (96.233.135.138)
    This poem show the painful experience that many women faced back in the U.S. It shows how people said that they were sorry so many times that they forgot who they were sorry for. It shows how they were angry at the president because there was no way of us winning the war. The women were also angry because all we did was loose are young men. This poem ilustrates what many women in america were feeling during the Vietnam War.

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  • I'll See You Later Brother -- Kenneth Buteau, Tue, April 01 2008, 14:46:41 (96.233.135.138)
    This poem tells the tale of many soilders coming home from Vietnam. It takes about the bonds made with fellow soilders. Then the mental numbness when that friend dies. How the memories are still very clean many years after the war has ended. This Poem is very informational.

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  • Remembrance -- Kenneth Buteau, Tue, April 01 2008, 14:15:48 (96.233.135.138)
    This is a very good poem. It demonstrates what was going on during the Vietnam War. It shows what our soilders were going through. It also shows what was going on back in america. This poem really is a good reference for what was going on during the war.

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  • Vietnam's Apocalypse Shadow -- Kenneth Buteau, Tue, April 01 2008, 14:08:53 (96.233.135.138)
    This is an all to often story. The U.S. military was able to train the soldiers very well. To the point where they were unable to "let go of the war". The tragedy of Rick's death is sad. I hope that Rick's son will still look up to his dad.

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  • Vietnam Law and Stealing -- Kenneth Buteau, Tue, April 01 2008, 13:55:35 (96.233.135.138)
    I find it strange that taking the fatigues would not be considered stealing. The sellers obviously had to have of stole the fatigues. Unless they bought them and are selling them for a profit. Yet, this is unlikely because the U.S. Goverment would not sell real army fatigues to anyone other than people in the armed forces. This just shows how different countries have different laws.

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  • 71 NEW War Stories are posted! -- Don Poss, Mon, March 31 2008, 22:03:46 (76.167.251.93)
    Gents & Ladies:

    I have completed posting of 71 NEW War Stories accessible from http://www.war-stories.com/warstory-new.asp

    All archived stories have been posted.

    Don Poss,
    War-Stories.com Webmaster

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  • We found Fred Doka! -- John Eberth, Wed, March 19 2008, 10:09:17 (76.167.251.93)
    From: John Eberth [mailto:jeberth@msn.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:34 AM
    To: War Stories
    Subject: Re: WarStories:American Warriors, Native American Indians KIA Vietnam


    We found Fred Doka, and I want to thank you very much for your kind assistance.
    John Eberth

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  • Poems by Louis G. Parrillo via his son Gene -- Jared Bulette (Incredibly talented and inspiring), Wed, March 19 2008, 9:38:57 (24.113.123.56)
    I just wanted to briefly comment on the poems written by Louis Parrillo concerning some of his wartime experiences. First off, I am sorry to hear he felt he had no other option but to take his own life sometime ago. It is very apparent that he had a God given talent with the poetry he wrote. He was able to verbalize many of the thoughts and feelings I'm sure many vets feel in a very descriptive yet emotional way. I was very moved by them and felt like I knew exactly how he was feeling as he wrote each one. I'm sure that these poems will be a lasting legacy for him without him ever knowing or intending them to be. I have no doubt they will have some kind of positive and theraputic impact on other vets w/ similar feelings who just don't know how to put there's into words. I'm not a Nam vet, but I was touched by this mans writing just the same!! God bless.

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  • RF PF and MAT Advisors -- Brett, Thu, March 13 2008, 3:19:20 (86.144.190.246)
    I am doing continual research on the uniforms and equipment of the Vietnam War (2nd Indochina War) and really need to speak to all types of US Military Advisors to the ARVN / South Vietnamese military etc.

    Thank you very much.

    Brett

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  • Hackers and a new deterence -- Don Poss, Tue, March 04 2008, 0:20:09 (76.167.251.93)
    Gents & Ladies:

    Today a lot of "Spam" type hacking is done by commercial ventures and porn sites. What that means is there are progams (not people) that will search out bulletin boards without password requirements and upload dozens of HTML code advertisements automatically. HTML code is blocked from War Stories, but it was still possible for these Spam programs to upload, and that is the HTML gibberish you have seen recently on the BB.

    Fortunately, there is a deterence called "Captcha" that will stop or at least slow them down, but requires anyone posting on the bulletin board to first type in the letters/numbers displayed. I am sure you have all seen that type of security when purchasing something online and where credit cards are used. A minor thing to do, and this should help block the "Spam Programs."

    Don Poss,
    Webmaster, War Stories

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  • War Stories BB and Hackers -- Don Poss, Fri, February 29 2008, 23:28:19 (76.167.251.93)
    Gents & Ladies:

    As you can see, hackers have tried to introduce HTML code to nuke our bulletin board. HTML code is not authorized and merely prints out in jibberish rather than forwarding the BB to a porn site or elsewhere. They are doing the same to several other military type BBs. Patience please. They will tire of their game and leave.

    Don Poss,
    Webmaster

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  • Leon Earl Bell, Marine, B1-9 KIA 7/2/67 Quang Tri, S. Vietnam -- Madelyn, Sat, March 01 2008, 10:23:19 (68.36.246.85)
    Trying to locate anyone that may have known Leon. He was KIA during the first day of Operation Buffalo. I know there were only a handful of survivors that day. We were good friends and schoolmates and lost contact during the war. Just trying to fill a void that someone may have been in his unit. I have tried many posting sites and no response. I am beginning to belive that there may be no one left. But Leon is not gone, for he lives within the memories I have of our good times...................

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  • Renal Cell Carcinoma -- Kimmy, Fri, February 29 2008, 10:49:38 (66.249.34.55)
    My father is a veteran and was recently diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. We have been told by his doctor and many other people that this is linked to Agent Orange along with his Type II diabetes. If anyone has any info on this please let me know. Please email me kymb4_3@yahoo.com

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  • Does anyone know SFC James Edward Duncan -- Stacy Duncan Sparks, Wed, November 21 2007, 16:20:36 (75.108.78.195)
    I am the daughter of SFC James E Duncan who was killed in Vietnam 3-3-71. His remains have never been recovered. I was wondering if anyone knew him and would share some stories. Thanks

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  • trying to find out information about a marine -- Jo-Anne Raskin, Mon, September 17 2007, 4:16:39 (162.83.209.22)
    HI,
    I am trying to find out about a marine Lcpl Craig deMichelle. He went to school with my brother and I know he was killed in action in 1969. He lived a few blocks from where I grew up, and he was the only marine killed in Nam from where I live. I would like to know more about him so I can honor him with a story for the local paper. Thank you. He was attached to company K,3rd battallion 26th marine. Any information or memories would be appreciated. Thank you to all our veterans. Jo-Anne

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  • Re: Anyone that knew George W. Weldy Jr. -- Jim Epperson, Wed, October 17 2007, 13:19:37 (148.141.31.89)
    Ruby, I did not know George, but my best friend since I was four years old was Kenny Gilliam, a Marine in George's unit who also died on that fateful day. I had spent 18 months in Vietnam in the Air Force and had just been discharged on January 29, 1969. Kenny and his unit were dispersed to Vietnam of Christmas Day of 1968 and he wrote of "changing the world", and what fine men he was serving with. Two months later to the day, he was killed. I was called out of a college classroom by our minister to go with him to tell Kenny's grandmother that he was dead. Even though I had been in Vietnam and seen what was going on, it was on the day Kenny was killed that I lost my innocence. Although I think of him almost every day, I had seen nothing in writing about him until I stumbled across your posting while exploring an idea of writing an article about him. Since you were only eight months old when George died, I hope you will take comfort in the fact that his sacrafice and those of others really did make a difference in that God forsaken place.

    Jim Epperson

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  • Any one served with James A Ravencraft, Ohio -- James E Ravencraft Sr (Sad), Tue, August 28 2007, 11:57:33 (72.49.140.137)
    Want any one that knew Jim Please contact James E Ravencraft.

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  • Lookind for Mick Millr -- Caro, Mon, September 17 2007, 6:09:32 (88.217.227.196)
    I'm looking for Mick Miller. Some time ago he left a message on this board and we were writing for a short time.

    Mick - If you're still on that page maybe... I worry about you. I hope you're fine. That's all I want to know.

    So if you read this - please send me a short note that I know that you're ok.

    Thank you (and I hope it's ok that I place this message here...)

    take care

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  • Dog Soldiers -- Yu Ping Deng, Mon, January 21 2008, 22:44:53 (24.233.98.5)
    This poem is rhythmed. It reminds us that people are not the only one served the war so were dogs. Dogs have the special sence of smell, they pointed the direction for us. They are human's best friends.
    We made through a lot of wars, we should take the lessons not being easily go into any war.

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  • red sky -- chris, Wed, January 16 2008, 18:25:04 (24.61.162.89)
    First of all I am really sory that you had an experience like that and have to live with it, but it's a lot better then dieing. I have famile that love the see and the feel of being sent out anywhere, because it didn't matter as long as they were going out to sea.

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  • Marines K 3/4 ,Quang Tri Hill 552 -- Larry E. Williams, Sat, December 22 2007, 20:13:32 (64.12.117.136)
    Looking for anyone that may Have served in K 3/4 during 1967 - 1968. My Uncle James Larry Bosheers served there until his death May 1, 1968 on Hill 552.

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  • HIEP DUC BROTHERS -- MARK E. SCHNEIDER, Tue, December 04 2007, 12:36:10 (152.132.9.3)
    BEANIE: I DO NOT HAVE A EMAIL ADDRESS THIS IS A FRIENDS. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT
    #14 SYCAMORE GREEN ACRES
    DITTMER, MO 63023
    THERE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM.

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  • C Company, 87th infantry -- Teresa Gorecki, Fri, July 27 2007, 13:26:13 (74.7.34.97)
    I am researching C Company, 87th infantry who were attached to the 92d MP battalion (approx 1970-1971).
    Anything would be helpful...books, websites, personal recollections.

    Please feel free to email me at V_O_P5038@yahoo.com.

    Thank you in advance for your time,

    Teresa

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  • Hidden Rituals -- Samantha, Thu, January 17 2008, 17:40:31 (216.246.147.226)
    This poem was really sad. I would honestly not be able to do what they do. I mean they had to wash out the bodies of dead people. This guy watched the blood run from their toes down to their head and then into a drain. It would just sick me out if i saw it. I wouldn't be able to do it. Then again, maybe they didn't have a choice. maybe they had to just do it when they were told to. Ahh well you gotta do what you gotta do right?

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  • B-52s and BH -- Steve Thimlar, Sun, September 09 2007, 15:15:19 (198.164.4.48)
    I just read the B-52 item. The first raid came from Clark AB PI. It was to be a 3 plane mission but two collided enroute. One made the actual run. The interesting fact is that it had to make an emergency landing at BHAB, very early in the morning while it was still dark. As we lived next to the Flightline, the noise woke us and many saw it taxi by.

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  • Visit to the wall -- Madelyn, Wed, July 18 2007, 8:29:30 (68.36.246.85)
    Leon Earl Bell, Marine, B1-9, KIA 7/2/67 Quang Tri S. Vietnam
    Joaquim Vaz Rebelo, Marine B1-1, KIA 5/13/67 Quang Nam S. Vietnam
    I went to the wall today
    I could hear you both calling me
    I found you both right away
    I said a silent prayer that only your could hear
    In my mind I wondered why
    Why did you both have to die?
    I touched you both and I could hear you telling me not to question why
    I can still hear your voices in my heart
    You're telling me that there is no time nor place that can ever break up apart
    I'm sorry that I could not stay
    But I promise that I will be back to see you both on another day

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  • Quang Tri and Quang Nam , S. Vietnam -- Madelyn, Fri, July 06 2007, 13:14:32 (68.36.246.85)
    Please if anyone served in the Marines in 1967 and were stationed in either of the two listed places, please contact me. Trying to locate two friends that paid the ultimate price.

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  • To Mr. Poss -- Trang Phan, Sun, February 24 2008, 21:46:29 (68.55.44.46)
    To Mr. Poss or anyone that can help!

    My name is Trang Phan, and I've written to you on your forum before but have not gotten a reply (and Mr.Poss I've emailed you but it keeps being returned). I've learned a great deal of things from your web pages about Da Nang where you were stationed. From the things that you have written I can see that Vietnam changed you in a drastic way and has affected your life greatly. For me even though I am Vietnamese I am naive to all that has happened there. However, I would like to know more and most importantly I would like to find my grandfather. He was stationed there between 1965-66, was in the air force, and my mother was born according to the Western calender in October of 1966. My grandmother's name is Mai, she had a local shop that the soldiers frequented. As you know there were many war babies during those times, maybe you would recognize my grandmother and who her boyfriend was. Any piece of information would help.
    For you your life changed and so did my mother's life, being born into a country that resented her very existence. The image of the enemy forever seen by your skin, never knowing where you came from. And for me that is the pain that I have inherited. Just the chance to know what happened. To see my grandfather's face would mean the world to me. For you, you could return to your country, for my mother she was never accepted in Vietnam, and coming to America she has struggled. Therefore, she's torn without a true country to call hers and an entire half that is unknown to her.
    My family currently lives in Maryland and we have settled down and live comfortably. The only thing we lack in our lives is closure and understanding of what happened so many years ago. I want to know the person that gave me my freckles and the person that made my mother the wonderful woman she is. She's given her entire life for everyone else but herself and I just wish that she could finally know her father, even just once.
    So please kind sir if you could just help me I would be indebted to you. Please help me in this search for the truth, no matter what it may hold.

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  • Re: Anyone that knew George W. Weldy Jr. -- JOHN RAY (UNBELIEVABLE), Fri, January 25 2008, 0:31:26 (121.54.108.54)
    This is unbelievable the names listed as KIA on NEVILLE were the actual ones KIA on RUSSELL. I was attached to HOTEL Co. at the time, we lost 11 if my memory serves me right

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  • Looking for anyone with A 3/7 199th LIB -- Sondra, Fri, June 22 2007, 20:20:00 (66.61.3.125)
    I am looking for anyone who served with Richard Lomax from
    Ohio who was KIA March 26, 1968. He was with A3/7 199th LIB from Nov. 67- March 26, 1968. I learned his buddy was a man named Craig--Not sure if this is his first or last name. If there is anyone out there who would remember Rick or have pictures of him please email me. Rick and I had been dating three years when he was killed. Wanting to do album for his best friend who is still having a hard time with Rick's death. Hope someone can help.

    Welcome Home,
    Sondra

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  • Finding Leroy -- DianePeagler (wondering), Tue, December 11 2007, 17:27:52 (205.188.117.136)
    My Father Leroy was killed January 27,1967(Accidental Homicide)Can anyone tell me what that is exactly...or better yet anyone know him or the circumstances around his death?Miss him every day, for 40yrs +

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  • Does anyone remember Tom Baker -- Trang Phan, Thu, February 21 2008, 18:00:48 (68.55.44.46)
    I have been in search of my grandfather who was stationed in Da Nang from 1965-66. All we know is that he was in the air force, and his name was Tom. Through research we have found that Tom Baker was the only Tom there at the time. My mother was born on August 1966 in Da Nang. I believe that Tom Baker (366th Security Police, K9) may have been him. My grandmother a young and quite short woman sold different goods to soldiers. If anyone has any information please contact me if you remember my grandmother or my grandfather. Anything at all would be deeply appreciated. I would just like to know about my biological grandfather no matter what the outcome may be.

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  • T-shirt A reflection on the Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon -- Yu Ping Deng, Mon, January 21 2008, 21:21:34 (24.233.98.5)
    The author provides me exactly when the war occurred, where it happened, and what he did during the Vietnam War. He put all the events and things that he had done outlined them into a T-shirt. It's a deep memory for him, a memory he can never forget. The jungle where he fought, the place where he lived, and the roads that he had walked by. He used this shirt to innuendoes aganist this war. What I wander is that when time goes by, we will start losting some of our memories, but is war the only thing the veterans will always remember? Because my grandfather repeats his war experiences to me all the time when he drives me to school. Can someone tell me if memory lasts the rest of our life?

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  • flag please -- rebecca hawthorn billingsley, Thu, February 21 2008, 13:47:42 (75.23.37.229)
    I'm asking you to please put a flag by my uncles name. His name is Sgt. John Edmon Hawthorn.I regret that I never got to know him.He is my Fathers twin brother, alone with their other brother Charlie Paul Hawthorn.Unfortunately Stg.John Edmon Hawthorn died the same year i was born and i just know how may dad looks and so i believe in my heart i see him to.It hurts my dad very deeply and i know this more then it does his other brothers i beleive because of the bond between twins.He doesn't know i'm doing this I want to wait to see if it get's there before i say anything to him.So if you find it in your hearts can you please put the flag beside his name not only for him but for my dad to thank you so much.

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  • Eliminating Spammers -- Pat (Beanie) Camunes, Mon, February 18 2008, 21:00:03 (66.25.91.221)
    As I’m sure many of you have noticed we have been hit very hard by spammers. I’ve managed to “clean” up an average of 125 per day! If you look closely at the dates you will see that “they” managed to spam messages by replying to some archived as far back as June and July of last year. Voy Forums does have a place to report such spam but at the present time it has to be done one at a time, while multiple fake IP addresses are being used. Voy Forums and myself are presently working to help identify and keep these spammers off this board. I thank all of you for your patience and pray that you bear with us while we work to clean up this board of unwanted messages. . . . . . Pat (Beanie) Camunes

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  • rain in Vietnam -- Journalism student, Fri, February 01 2008, 7:58:00 (160.39.48.138)
    Hi -
    I just read the poem "The Rain" on this website and was wondering if anyone is in touch with the writer, Michael E. Duncan. I am writing a report on the heavy rains in Vietnam and would love to speak with a veteran, especially one who has strong memories of the rain. Thanks for your help!

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  • First Book Published -- Michael Herrera (Ecstatic), Tue, February 19 2008, 6:35:29 (166.129.230.235)
    Have had my first book published and it is entitled, "Rendezvous with Divine Destiny," which is a take off of the 101st Airborne Division's motto: Rendezvous with Destiny. It covers the time span a few weeks before I left for Vietnam and for the next three and a half decades. The intro and conclusion start and end with the current war on terror, making it very timely. Also included in my book are the stories I have posted on this site: Three Sisters, and Die Hard. They are included in chronological order and within the context of everything else I have written. To anyone who may be interested, it can be ordered online through the major booksellers.

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  • mike howell -- jr archambault, Thu, January 24 2008, 11:30:20 (24.61.163.213)
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  • June Bugs -- Jaimie, Fri, January 18 2008, 15:03:22 (216.246.142.49)
    Thats sounds really weird that you can tie a string to a june bug and fly it like a kite. Its also weird to me that you would have june bugs as pets. but if thats the only thing to keep you busy than yeah i understnad.

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  • camo -- chris, Thu, January 17 2008, 11:52:50 (24.61.162.89)
    That is funning, a leaf costume as camo. A good idea to stay hiden and show your leader that if he wants came, he'll get camo. This sounds like something I would do to make the other guys laugh.

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  • hey don pass i love everything on this page..... -- jessica morales (" I LOVE UR HOME PAGE".....), Thu, November 15 2007, 10:31:25 (198.66.75.147)
    hey don pass, i love everything u have put and done from this thing u put together...we never will foget u...

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  • New Book -- Steve Wilken, Fri, February 08 2008, 17:02:37 (69.149.67.151)
    Everybody should read my new book about Central Finance Long Binh.

    "Why Didn't You Have To Go To Vietnam, Daddy?"

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  • Rank change -- Alan H. Gibson, Fri, February 08 2008, 9:43:21 (72.71.59.238)
    My brother Michael T. Gibson(16W L130) was post humously given the rank of SSGT E6. Would you please correct this on you r website.
    Thank you for what you do to provide memories for those we lost.

    Alan H. Gibson
    2nd Bn 1st Marines Vietnam 1967

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  • Christmas 1969 was one if the best days of my life -- Yu Ping Deng, Mon, January 21 2008, 21:55:08 (24.233.98.5)
    Being away from family during any of holidays is particularly feeling lonely. Usually we spend our holiday times with our familes, friends, and people that we love. But to celebrate Christmas on the battlefields, is the most miserable thing ever happened to the soldiers. Facing the blood, the dead bodies, and the strange faces in a foreign country. They would have been feeling upset. Why they had to be the one that not staying in their hometown to cheer with friends? What the hell we are fighting the war for? Being send home is their desire.

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  • The Power of a Name -- Samantha, Thu, January 17 2008, 17:45:59 (216.246.147.226)
    The Power of a Name was a very cute but sad story. When the girl was taking the time to read all the names of the all the soldiers that faught for us and died fighting for us i think was a great thing to do. I would love to just stand in front of this big wall full of names that i should be thankful that they are there in a way. When the woman came up to the wall and was pretty much saying goodbye, see you soon to a name on the wall i think in this short amount of time she learned that none of these men will never be forgotten. No matter if they've been gone a short time or a long time. Everyone who loved them will always remember them.

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  • Medic Larry Weaver -- larry, Tue, July 03 2007, 16:54:48 (71.1.240.85)
    Hey Jeff, just had to let you know I talked with Larry Weaver on Sunday & we are planning to get together. Boy what a relief & a joy to do so. I want to THANK YOU so very much for all your help. GOD Bless you for making it possible for a lonely grunt to say "THANK YOU" to a man who was there to save my life along with others & to set there with me when I could not hear a sound.

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  • Feelings and Thoughts -- Samantha, Thu, January 17 2008, 17:42:50 (216.246.147.226)
    When i fisrt started to read this story, i didn't really get it but when i started reading more and more about the story i realized that this man's job was to keep this dog nice and healthy. When the dog needed help he did everything in his power to get the dog to be helped. Whether it was a vet hospital or a regular human hopstial. That shows that he is very responsible!!!

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  • soap -- chris, Wed, January 16 2008, 12:31:30 (24.61.162.89)
    That is really funny. That sounds like something me and my buddies would do. It must have been scary to be bombed day and knite like that.

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  • Screaming Eagles -- Michelle Gonzalez, Wed, February 06 2008, 8:21:14 (207.200.116.196)
    I'm not sure how to go about this, I'm just hoping someone will see this and be able to respond.
    I was actually looking up pictures on google, for my kickball team(Screaming Eagles), and I cam across this site. I thought that it might be good for my girls to hear about the people that share the same name.
    So, if anyone sees this and is able to give more info., please email me @ mrgmom321973@aol.com.
    We support our troops, no matter where they are!
    God Bless us all!
    Thank you,
    Michelle Gonzalez

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  • Did you know my Dad? -- Kim, Sat, January 05 2008, 19:26:46 (67.58.93.132)
    Want to find anyone who served with my Dad, Joe Pivo in Vietnam. He was from IL.
    Thanks!

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  • Re: The 67th Evacuation Hospital -- patrick, Sat, October 27 2007, 2:53:13 (72.234.239.78)
    hi i remember the 67th and 85th evac hospitals...i was in quinhon with the 223rd avn bn from jan 67 to dec 67...i remember going to the hospital to get some great hamburgers and feeling really bad when i encountered so many wounded...you guys/girls did a great job for our guys/girls...by the way does anyone remember nov 67 when charley blew up the fuel storage tanks in the harbor...it looked like a nuclear bomb went off..anyone interested in writing me you have my email...


    aloha from hawaii

    patrick

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  • RVN ,TAY NINH, B 2/12, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION -- ANTHONY V. DIGIORGI, 1LT, INF, Mon, July 30 2007, 9:25:31 (172.134.53.202)
    HEY!

    Anyone from those days who would like to talk, contact me.

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  • Book Review: Security Police (USAF), Vietnam -- Don Poss, Wed, August 22 2007, 18:46:27 (76.174.253.186)
    Gents & Ladies:

    I just finished reading Jackie Kays' new must-read book: "Security Police, Vietnam & Thailand War Stories" and posted a review at: http://www.vspa.com/aspprotect/book-review-security-police.asp

    For a good read, check it out.

    Don Poss,
    War Stories Webmaster

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  • jim groeger -- jr Archambault, Thu, January 24 2008, 11:16:49 (24.61.163.213)
    dear mr. groeger that was a funny storie with the helicopter i like how the pilot jumped over the boulder i would have been scared in your position.

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  • Dog Soliders -- jaimie, Fri, January 18 2008, 15:10:09 (216.246.142.49)
    It Nice that you wrote a poem abou the dogs becuase they were important too. these dogs were important they helped to sniff out weapons and other things that needed to be sniff out. I really think it was sweet to write a poem about them. and yes dogs are just like humans and they need respect too.

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  • forget me not -- chris, Thu, January 17 2008, 12:04:29 (24.61.162.89)
    I am sorry you were there in Vietnam. You have been through a lot I'm sure. Your have seen things that will be with you forever but at least you are alive and here to spread that word about that emotional war.

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  • looking for men from A 3/7 67-68 -- Sondra, Wed, October 31 2007, 16:32:31 (66.61.3.125)
    Looking for anyone who was with A 3/7 in Nam 67-68. If your out there please contact me as I am looking for anyone who would remember Richard Lomax. Thanks for your help.

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  • Hey -- Jaimie (Happy), Wed, January 16 2008, 13:37:36 (66.30.102.217)
    Thats good that you had a desicion to stay or to go back home. Good thing you picked to go home. It sounds like you had some fun on the plane. i feel bad that you had to wait for hours and hours just to get onto a new plane. (but hey it got you where you were going) The one thing that made me happy was that you surprized your mom.:-) That must have been a good feeling for you and her.

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  • Corpsman Up, I Called -- Kaitlynn, Tue, January 22 2008, 16:50:13 (71.181.50.233)
    Billy Whisenant, I liked your poem on the Corpsman I think that their job is very important and I agree with you when you said "without you there would be more name on the wall."

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  • thank you -- Rob, Thu, January 24 2008, 7:26:02 (68.106.164.229)
    We mourn the loss of your colleagues and thank you for your service.

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  • Vietnam Law and Stealing -- Kaitlynn, Tue, January 22 2008, 16:45:37 (71.181.50.233)
    Ernie Vagedes, i liked your story on the Vietnam law a i thought it was kind of funny that you were there to help to Vietnamese people and then they steal from you.

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  • Moorestown, NJ -- Grace Reed, Fri, January 11 2008, 19:17:20 (71.225.135.95)
    Looking for Vietvets from Moorestown, NJ for a historical DVD. Contact Grace @ gracereed209@comcast.net

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  • 6498th ABW DaNang -- George L Sipes Jr, Wed, January 23 2008, 4:54:55 (216.230.101.253)
    Hi,Iwas stationed at DaNang from Feb 1972-Feb 1973,during that time we had 43 rocket attacks on the base.The last attack was the night before the cease fire went into effect the next day.So do not let the VA song and dance you they werte not there,we did get rockets.George Sipes

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  • Dog Soldiers -- Kaitlynn, Tue, January 22 2008, 15:55:47 (216.246.156.197)
    Paul Cameron I really liked your poem on the soldiers, it was interesting to read. Were you kind of describing them as if they were the dogs?

    Thanks

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  • Hagan, Richar and Roger (brothers) -- Kristin Sullivan, Sun, November 11 2007, 8:14:07 (68.59.134.60)
    I'm trying to find both Roger and Richard Hagan. They lived in New York. Either Queens or The Bronx. I know they served in Vietnam.
    Richard was Military Police in Saigon from 1966 until 1968.
    Roger was SP4 in the US Army.

    Any help you can provide in locating either of these two brothers would be very appreciated.

    Blessings . .

    Kristin Sullivan
    garnetsullivan@yahoo.com

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  • Lawrance A Clark -- Thomas Clark, Thu, December 13 2007, 0:43:53 (71.90.130.221)
    Hi i am Thomas Clark 17 of beloit wisconsin i am looking for anyone that may have any info on my grandpa Lawrnece A Clark who served in vietnam from 67 to 69 near sigon i i think i have tapes sent home from him in in 68 just after the start of tet but have had no luck in getting information on what he did or exactley where he was i never meet my met him because he passed away in 76 but have visited him many a time in quincy il i give my full reapect to all who went and to who gave all and to those of u who have lived withe the haunting memories of what u saw and delt with day in and day out while over there

    plz contact me at paint_ball_kid1990@yahoo.com

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  • Did anyone know Clarence Waldrop, U.S.M.C. -- Bryan Waldrop, Tue, September 04 2007, 11:39:06 (72.147.121.60)
    If anyone knew my Uncle, Raymond Clarence Waldrop, please contact me at bryanwaldrop@bellsouth.net
    He was a PFC in the U.S. Marines & was killed on 10/19/1968 in Quang Nam.

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  • GCEurope -- GCEurope (GCEurope), Mon, February 04 2008, 13:18:47 (71.56.3.89)
    Wow! Well done, keep up the great work. I found lots of intresting things here. Thanks!

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  • wade -- jr archambault, Thu, January 24 2008, 11:25:38 (24.61.163.213)
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  • robert arnau -- jr archambault, Thu, January 24 2008, 11:22:25 (24.61.163.213)
    that must have been pretty cool to join the thai water festival and i was just wondering if you wanted to join the water festival and were you afraid that they would turn on you.

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  • at last a good flashback by Tony Dodson -- casey, Thu, January 17 2008, 14:21:33 (66.30.101.166)
    I am sorry that you have some bad flash backs since you been out of the war.I was sad that you had those flash back in your life now. I felt that you were tired.

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  • Brandt Wade -- Josh Parent, Tue, January 22 2008, 17:07:54 (76.24.186.21)
    Dear Mr. wade,

    That must have been a surprise the day you said that. Sometimes once you get use to doing something for a while it sometimes comes out or you do it again. I know how that feels. I don't know how you deal with thinking back to the war and seeing what you saw. i think i would go crazy.well thank you for the nice story.

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  • Hidden Ritual -- Kaitlynn, Tue, January 22 2008, 16:40:49 (71.181.50.233)
    Forrest Brandt, I really liked this peom it was very detailed and interesting. I liked how you were explaining how young soldiers are and how their just kids.

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  • The Wall/Innocence -- Kaitlynn, Tue, January 22 2008, 16:37:50 (71.181.50.233)
    George Wendell, I really liked your poem on the girl asking if her daddy died in vain. It was very good i thought it was very meaning full.

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  • Jim Groeger -- josh Parent, Tue, January 22 2008, 16:08:44 (76.24.186.21)
    Dear Mr. Groeger,

    That was a funny story you told. my heart would have been pounding in your postion. That was really cool how the pilot jumped the bolder like that. i though war had no fun but it looks like to me that that was amazing. I'm glad that you made it back safely.

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  • Robert Arnau -- Josh Parent, Tue, January 22 2008, 3:43:48 (76.24.186.21)
    Dear Robert,

    Wow that must have been a great site to see. That's cool that you guys got involved with there traditions. for what you guys been through that must have been a great break for you. well thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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  • Mike Howell -- Josh Parent, Tue, January 22 2008, 3:14:16 (76.24.186.21)
    Dear Mike,

    It must have been hard for you on that day that you found the cage and hopin gthat you could save someone. War is a terrable thing and i would try to save everyone i could so that they could make it home to there family. I just want you to know that people still think about still today about the wars that hove happend.

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  • Red Cross Girls -- Yu Ping Deng, Mon, January 21 2008, 22:20:57 (24.233.98.5)
    I don't like this article, but I want to say thank you to all the Red Cross members. They gave up their youth and came a long way to treat the wounds. They are as brave, elegant, and beautiful as angels. We should appeciate not only the soldiers but also them. Being Red Cross girls, they might be the first one to see their relatives wounded or dies during the war. So they needed to control her emotion and kept doing the jobs they were supposed to do. They definitely have the right to be given the honors.

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  • The Wall/ innocence -- Yu Ping Deng, Mon, January 21 2008, 20:29:46 (24.233.98.5)
    After reading this prom, I realized that it is talking about a girl who was waiting for her father, who wasn't found alive or dead in the war. Little girl needed father, but days after days. All remained her is pain and depression. We don't know how it feels living without our fathers. It might be sad.

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  • As far As I can See -- Jaimie, Fri, January 18 2008, 14:55:26 (216.246.142.49)
    The Peom As Far AS I Can See was a Very Nice peom. this Poeming was touching. It says to bring home the men that haven't been found yet. it Turn we do have to bring ohome the men that we haven't found and hop efor the best.

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  • Trial by Fire -- Jaimie, Fri, January 18 2008, 14:47:01 (216.246.142.49)
    Its Sounds like you had a rough Start as a new Guy. That is kinda weird that you thought you were shot and killed. But its good that you had a good laugh about it. sounds like you had some good times and some bad times.

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  • fatso a very overweight commo cheif -- Samantha, Thu, January 17 2008, 17:35:30 (216.246.147.226)
    This story was very funny. I bet he was really scared and like shocked that someone would do that. But honestly why would someone with a weight problem want to join the war if they can barly walk a little bit down a trail and then get winded. maybe he should have gotten in shape before he came and maybe he wouldn't be so out of shape and be able to keep up with the other men and be able to walk and breath good at the same time.

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  • ... hmm -- Samantha, Thu, January 17 2008, 17:18:10 (216.246.147.226)
    Although this story was funny, it was also sad because a soldier who just wanted to go home and was so close was pulled back and had to stay longer. i feel bad for him because he had to stay longer and alot of people probably gave him crap for it, but it will be a funny time that everyone will laugh and remember.

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  • warrior's threat of death by patrick camunes -- casey, Thu, January 17 2008, 13:58:13 (66.30.101.166)
    I am sorry about what you had to face in the war.That must of been scary to see what was going on in front of the school.was it scary to see people died near you. I was sad by what had happen to you.

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  • TLC mission:water?you want water?by robert arnau -- casey, Thu, January 17 2008, 13:31:37 (66.30.101.166)
    i am happy that you had some good time to celebration with your group that you hang out with. i am sorry you were forced to do stuff that you did not want to do.did you have fun with the celebration with your friends.

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  • die hard by michael herrera -- casey, Thu, January 17 2008, 13:03:19 (66.30.101.166)
    dear Don,

    I felt sad when i read the story because that should ever tooken place.The people would be sad that one of their american vietnam war hero got shoot at by a gang member. Iwas glad that you got out of that mess because you pray and god did answer your prays.

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  • three sistersby michael herrera -- casey, Thu, January 17 2008, 12:37:14 (66.30.101.166)
    dear don,

    I am sorry that you went over to war a second time that must been scary for you.I felt a little sad because you had to take care of everyone who got sick or hurt in the war.were you scard when you did a big surgery.I hope that you are doing find.

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  • jeep hit me -- chris, Wed, January 16 2008, 11:52:54 (24.61.162.89)
    I'm sory that you where there. But it must have been a realeve to have everyone happy at one time. To laugh is healing every one. One time I was sick the my friend made me laugh and I felt a lot better.

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  • Looking for Vietnam Brothers -- larry, Mon, December 31 2007, 18:40:36 (71.1.240.85)
    STILL LOOKING FOR BROTHERS THAT SERVED IN VIETNAM 1168-1169 WITH A CO 3/12 4 INF. I KNOW THEY'RE OUT THERE I JUST CAN'T LOCATE THEM. NEED SOME HELP. ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR MICHAEL KERR.

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  • looking for time and place of service for an former serviceman -- Brian, Wed, December 19 2007, 18:25:25 (81.236.135.250)
    Im searching for info on Sgt David Del Graham,born: 1946 in cass city,Mi died 11th of may 1968 in Gia Dinh,vietnam.
    I need to verify if he served in vietnam before this tour of duty,and what couse the reason for his dead
    Any help needed

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  • Season's Greetings to All -- Don Poss, Tue, December 18 2007, 22:41:03 (76.167.248.119)
    Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Don & Larry Poss,
    War-Stories Webmaster

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  • Re: Petition for Concurrent Receipt of Military Retired Pay and VA Disability Compensation -- William Gilcrist, Jr., Wed, April 25 2007, 16:34:46 (24.140.68.136)
    When I joined the military we were suppose to be equal. Why now after I served my country for twenty years of my life I am told, I am forgotten for my service. Under the law you must be rated at 50% or higher. Well I was rated at 30% for my kidneys and 10% for my back, and 10% for my ankle. Well in the schools that would be a total of 50% but however under VA it is only 43%. You take 100% and subtract the 30% for 70%. Now take the 70% and take 10% of that for 7%. Add that to 30% and you come up with 37% and subtract the 10% and you get 60%. Now the other 10% of the 60% and you get 6% add that to the 37% and you come up with 43% now round that up or down for 40%. So I have a 40% rating. And even if it were not you must be at 50 % in one area not all three total.
    What does this mean to me? I pay my own Disability to myself. What I get in Disability I loose out of my retirement check. The only break is that I do not pay taxes on the 40 % of my disability. Again if one is entitled to it we all should be getting it or no one.
    Why am I less disabled than anyone else. If I had not retired I would get the 50% from the VA. However since I am retired I pay myself my own disability. So why is this so unfair for us who served our country? If I had retired from the Post office I would be entitled to both
    This law is so unfair and I fell like we are being discriminated because we stayed in for the 20 and defended our country.
    I did not have this disability when I joined or I would not have been able to stay in for 20 years to defend the wonderful land of ours.
    I pay all the taxes that every other American pays and even pay more. I pay out of my pay check and out of my retirement. I cant get any Federal, State, Or local help because I retired from the military. They tell me I make to much in retirement. Well please let me know what I get for my tax dollars that every American is entitled to. No unemployment, No food stamps or money or medical. I have to pay for my insurance for Tricare Prime. So what benefits do I get? None I pay for them all.

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  • section 4d btry 5th 16th arty -- Sgt Bill Short (The way it was at our unit), Fri, August 31 2007, 19:57:45 (68.93.113.247)
    That Mothers day morning I think we got the first or near the first incomming mortar fire when our 6 mau temporary tent was hit directly with one 60mm mortar that killed Michael Schroeder outright with a direct hit next to his head. That round injured 3 others with schrapnel. My assistnat gunner Rick Peoples from Alabama was hit in legs and crotch with full force of the round that severed an artery in his leg. My gunner Glenn Clendennon from Victoria, TX was also hit with schrapnel as were two others in out tent to a lesser degree. As I stood to react anotherv two rounds hit just outside our tent which killed our two pet puppies and hit me in my left upper arm as well as some of the spent pieces of hot metal burned into my upper lip and chest causing some burns.

    Our immediate picture was deafness from the round along with pitch black...cordite smell...dust...and feathers from the blown up sleeping bags. When hearing returned we all heard the severely injured Rick peoples screams with schrpnel wounds to his crotch and legs. When we finally got a flahlight we saw that Rick had a spurting artery that had to be picnched off. It was a virtual impossibility in the dark screaming smoking feather ridden hell within that tent but we were able to grap Rick from moving enough to find the mushy sguirming crotch wound and find the spirting artery and I pinched it hard enough to stop it from bleeding. Blood is the slickest substance you can imagine and stopping a man from bleeding is the most uncertain thing in the world.
    Clendennnon held the artery until I could crawl to the FDC hoothch for the medic. The medic saved Rick'life that night in that hellish tent.
    After we got Rick evact we gathered in the FDC. The XO and the Captain relayed to us that our perimeter that adjoined the Chopper pad was being overrunn. We proceeded to sction 2 that was layed on the right night fire azmuth and we fired 6 firecracker rounds high angle that mcovered from our front perimeter to the pads. we had a morning count of 21 KIA sappers. That is what was reported to us and is what was stated on my bronze star citation.

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  • Lawrance A Clark -- Thomas Clark, Thu, December 13 2007, 0:40:11 (71.90.130.221)
    Hi i am Thomas Clark 17 of beloit wisconsin i am looking for anyone that may have any info on my grandpa Lawrnece A Clark who served in vietnam from 67 to 69 near sigon i i think i have tapes sent home from him in in 68 just after the start of tet but have had no luck in getting information on what he did or exactley where he was i never meet my met him because he passed away in 76 but have visited him many a time in quincy il i give my full reapect to all who went and to who gave all and to those of u who have lived withe the haunting memories of what u saw and delt with day in and day out while over there

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  • Response to your story -- alina, Wed, April 25 2007, 15:06:14 (199.230.48.44)
    Dear Billy R. Whisenant,
    I just read your story and thought it was very interesting. We are learning about the Vietnam War in our History class. We are also reading and learning about in our English classes. I came across your story and I was in awe of your experience. I don’t know how you could have been trying to get rid of a leach while you were under small arms fire. I can’t even imagine fighting in the war like you did. I (like most girls) hate and are horrified by leaches and other bugs. I also thought it was kind of funny how your friend was like, “Tex it's bad enough that I'm getting shot at but do you have to moon me too?”
    You guys were in something very serious but you still found humor. I appreciate that because I use humor to look away from hard times in my life, although my problems look like nothing compared to what you guys had to do in the war.
    Sincerely, Alina

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  • Re: SP4 Kenneth J. Smolarek -- Steven Golick (I remember him), Mon, November 12 2007, 7:34:27 (136.1.1.154)
    Kenneth Smolarek is my mothers first cousin. I went to his funeral when I was a kid. I remember him. He is my grandfathers' brothers' son. I remember he was not there long. And everone was shocked. We were told it was from a booby trap but that was it. I don't know if his dad is still alive. But I seen him at my grandfathers funeral. He is alot younger than my grandfather. He may still be alive.

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  • Re: Agent Orange use in guam -- Linda Edward, Sun, August 26 2007, 0:33:55 (202.131.171.242)
    interested in getting more info due to military buildup on Guam

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  • Veterans Day at The Wall -- Jay Gearhart (They are at piece), Fri, November 16 2007, 4:49:50 (24.247.16.172)
    Hello, Brothers. This last week end, Veterans Day ,2007, I visited the Vietnam Memorial, & went to the 25th anniversary parade of the Memorial.Words can't do it justice.We came from all across the land. I have visited the Wall before to be close, if only for a moment, with my friends on that granite wall. This year , for some reason it seemed even more special. I don't know if it was because of the anniversary or the huge crowd. I can tell you that it sure meant a lot to me.So many years ago ,yet only yesterday.Bless those brothers on the Memorial. & all who have given supreme sacrifice.

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  • Hundreds of Photos Available - from 25th Anniversary @ The Wall, & VVA Units on Parade -- Bob Edwards, Tue, November 13 2007, 2:50:01 (68.10.5.196)
    If You Were Unable to Attend the 25th Anniversary at the Wall - Here's Your Chance to Visit with Hundreds of Photos, at No Charge. Download and Print the Ones You Want with the Service Available. 20th Anniversary Photos are also Available. Photo Web Site: PASS ALONG

    www.bobedwardsmyphotoalbum.com

    ENJOY - and Welcome Home Brother

    Bobby Edwards
    6924th Security Squadron - Da Nang
    1966-1968

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  • PFC Danny Lynn Stephens, Louisiana -- Jimmy Stephens, brother of Danny Stephens, Wed, October 31 2007, 11:33:35 (72.149.201.194)
    Looking for anyone who served with my brother, PFC Danny Lynn Stephens, KIA on March 31, 1968 in Northern i corps, thua thien. Danny was in 2nd brigade, Company D, 1/501, 101st airborn. He was a rifleman and M60 machine gunner. His tour of duty started on Jan 5, 1968. He was a front line grunt. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him.
    Danny was 18 and from Logansport, Louisiana

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  • VIETNAM VETERAN DOCUMENTARY "11 BRAVO VIETNAM - A SOLDIERS STORY" -- Vincent Gabriel, Sat, October 27 2007, 7:39:10 (69.129.116.55)
    my name is vincent gabriel - i served with c company 2/18 big red one during the 1968 tet offensive - i am living in maine working as a pro rock and blues musician/studio owner----over the past seven years i've released a cd of songs ("11 bravo vietnam") based on my experiences in vietnam and had an interview titled "vietnam blues" pertaining to vietnam --- broadcast on the national public radio program "soundprint" -ultimately out of all this was born a documentary titled "11 bravo vietnam - a soldiers story" based on my experiences from the time i recieved my draft notice (new jersey) thru basic and infantry training - leaving my family and loved ones --going to nam and into combat and ultimately returning home
    i've been traveling around the state of maine and bringing my presentation into high schools ---libraries --theatres and anywhere else i could find an audience - although the idea was to tell my story - i've come to realize that alot of my fellow vets all went thru similiar experiences-- so the documentary is'nt so much about me ---although i'm the subject of it. the documentary is about all veterans --- it's a soldiers story---i'm presenting this as a story about the soldier'''---when i returned from vietnam and for many years the nagging question that haunted me was "why did i make it back home" "what's the reason i'm here and so many aren't -what's my purpose ---and now finally after all these years and after creating this documentary i realized why i made it back---and that was to take this presentation i created and try and in some small way tell the story as to what we as veterans had gone thru - i'm not trying to be a spokesman for all veterans - i'm just trying to tell a story - for the longest time i've been trying to figure out a way to share this video with my fellow veterans all over the united states --well i believe i've found a way -- i've put together a website at:
    www.myspace.com/blindalbert

    on this site you will find some of my songs -which you can download for free - but most important is you'll find my complete 55 min vietnam documentary which you will be able to play in it's entirety - let me stress
    that there is nothing on this site for sale ''''

    i would like to hear from any vets who have the chance to view the documentary - you can email me at
    blind_albert@yahoo.com

    peace and welcome home
    vincent a. gabriel - vietnam -1968

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  • information -- harley m hawkins, Fri, October 26 2007, 6:49:25 (69.149.15.240)
    Would like any informatiom someone might have on Thomas Arnold Long. We were friends before we left for service.
    Tom had very little family and I would like to find out what unit he was in and any information that someone who knew him could tell me.
    Here is what I know. Thomas Arnold Long was from Brookfield, Mo. was borned 12/10/1950. He was killed in vietnam 7/22/1970.
    Anyone that might have information please post or contact me.

    thanks harley hawkins

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  • How were you treated by veterans groups after returning from Vietnam?? -- Jeanne Ridgway, Tue, September 04 2007, 10:53:51 (140.239.240.4)
    I'm a reporter for the Courier-Post, Cherry Hill NJ. I'm conducting research for an upcoming article about Vietnam vets. Specifically, do Vietnam vets feel welcomed to join veteran groups that include veterans from other eras prior to Vietnam?? Please email with your experiences.

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  • Chemical spill and rocket attack -- Carlos J. Andrews, Wed, October 03 2007, 20:00:23 (4.230.201.116)
    I was stationed at DaNang AFB with the 366th Air Police/Security Police Squadron from Dec 1966-March 1967. I along with about 25 other Air Police were transfered to NhaTrang AFB for support for the Air Polices Squadron. While Stationed at DaNang, I was assigned (guard duty ) to a storage facility with another airman when a chemical spill took place.
    The personnel that was loading the 55 gallon drums onto a vehicle and the chemical was spilled. They hollered at us to get into the gate shack, which we did. We both had a strong stench in our throat but we were not made aware of what the chemical was until a later date. We contacted Security Control and a Tech Sgt came and placed us on another post. To my knowledge this post abandoned. Also,the night we were hit with rockets, I was on the end of the runway with another airman.We had received in-coming weapons fire for sometime during the night, which we reported to SC.Several times the strike team was dispatched and they reported back to SC they HAD NOT received any incoming weapons fire.It was only a short time later that we were hit with a large barrage of rockets.That night we lost a young airman who had only been there a week. He was hit in the throat and died in the bunker.There were several others killed that same night. If anyone was stationed on these posts with me, I would love to hear from them. I was an A/1C at this time and was promoted to SSgt 1 April 1967.My name is Carlos Andrews from Mississippi.

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  • Gilbert James Graham -- Robert, Tue, October 16 2007, 18:18:54 (24.64.223.205)
    for information on Gil go to http://www.pow-mia.ca/TRIBUTE.HTML

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  • Dog Tag found, does anyone know what happened to G.T. Draiemann? -- Maura Northup, Thu, October 11 2007, 7:29:03 (71.52.3.193)
    Recently became a widow of a Vietnam Vet who died of cancer. Just found a dog tag that reads: G.T. Draiemann USMC, #2378984 1, Catholic. My husband was also diagnosed with PTSD among other medical problems. He recalled only once a buddy being blown up in Vietnam whereas no body parts were found except a dog tag. Please help if you can give information regarding this matter. Thank you.

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  • Seeking Viet Nam War Buddies -- James P. Netherland, Sat, July 28 2007, 7:19:43 (70.246.117.166)
    My name is James Netherland from Louisiana. I was stationed in Qui Nhon, South Viet Nam from the first of August until the end of November 1966 TDY with the 697th Engineering Company (Pipeline Unit) USARPAC attached to Company C, 19th Battalion, 18th Brigade. I am seeking to get in touch with any of my buddies who served with me. I had several of your names and addresses at one time, but they were lost shortly after I returned stateside. I can only remember the last name of one guy from Virginia. His last name is French. I would really enjoy hearing from any of you who served with me. Thanks, James

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  • Tommy Mabe -- Thomas Parks, Wed, October 03 2007, 19:06:03 (66.25.80.166)
    Recently my mom has found out that her brother, Tommy Mabe, was killed in 1968 instead of only being missing all these years as she had been told. We now know he was with the 173rd and the only thing that sounds familiar is Tay Ninh as his station in Vietnam. If anyone has any information or knew him please contact me.

    Also, if possible, could Mr. Camunes please contact us? We would greatly appreciate it.

    Thomas Parks
    li_sap_70@hotmail.com

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  • Seabee Desert Veteran Search 1990-91 -- George E. Kernaghan (HELP!!!), Fri, September 28 2007, 11:15:58 (69.149.220.118)
    I'm searching for EO-2 Ralph Davis who served with NMCB-40 during DS/DS. If anyone knowing the whereabouts on EO-2 Davis, PLEASE have him contact me ASAP at: 816-358-7765 (call collect after 7:00 pm). EO-3 George Kernaghan needs to speak with you in person about our tour of duty in Saudi Arabia 1990-91; or e-mail me at: gekernaghan@yahoo.com .

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  • Nam Friend Found -- Jay Gearhart, Thu, September 27 2007, 14:14:57 (24.236.214.229)
    A brother Nam Vet from my 15th Engr . Co, 299th CBT Engrs,Bt. located me from a Story on the Classic story forum. ( Dak To Cool Aid) I have been searching for this friend for years with no success. He, & ( believe it or not), his brother were both in my 2nd platoon in the latter half of 1969.We did our thing , at that time, out of LZ Pony & LZ North English,( Bong Song) supporting the 173rd Airborne BDE.Just wanted too say that it was so nice to here his old yet still ,to me ,very familiar voice. Thanks War Stories. Jay

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  • photo exhibit about wardogs -- Jo-Anne Raskin, Mon, September 17 2007, 4:07:47 (162.83.209.22)
    HI,
    I am currently working on a photo exhibition about wardogs. If there are any doghandlers that would like to share their stories about their dogs please email me. I never realized the impact these heroic dogs had on saving so many lives. I feel they should be honored. I will explain more if you are interested. Thank you and thank you to all the veterans for serving our country. warmest wishes, Jo-Anne

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  • have you heard of him? -- Nicole Horejsi, Thu, May 10 2007, 6:53:43 (205.213.112.66)
    Hi, my grandfather is Raymond Horejsi. He served in Vietnam, and I do not know much else. I would like to find out how he got injured, and what his post was. If you have any information, please contact me . Thank you very much. Thank you for protecting us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • "In Country: The Soldier's Story" in 37 short chapters -- Patrick A. Fenderson, Fri, August 24 2007, 18:22:42 (67.100.203.114)
    Twenty years after Vietnam, I wrote 37 short stories of my 11 months there in 1971. The stories are now all posted and free on the internet: http://pfend66.googlepages.com/incountry. If you take the time to read them, thanks. And if you take the time to e-mail me your comments, thanks again. I welcome them.
    Pat
    A Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 101st Airborne Division, I Corps

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  • long range reckon patrol story -- jeff prendergast, Thu, August 23 2007, 11:55:56 (76.102.199.147)
    Anyone in Vietnam who was out on reconnaisance patrol should know how to spell recon, assuming they've seen the word enough. I reckon I was there too, class of 1971. I was a grunt with 2 Army leg units. The night we arrived in Chu Lai to be reassinged to the 2nd leg unit, an officer tried to recruit us to join the Rangers. I though it required survival training first. Anyway, it was midnight, so no one was interested, we only desired some sleep.

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  • Thank you -- Stuart Wetzler (Disappointment), Fri, August 10 2007, 10:57:46 (68.13.107.56)
    I was somewhat disappointed, that you censored my post on Reminiscences of the 377th Air Police Squadron, but that is what factually happened during my tour, no names were mentioned, because those persons do not require injury, the lady named Rose, may still be in Viet-nam, and her children also, and do not neeed to be harassed by the current government. The story that you choose to censor is on the net, so it really is not important what you feel is in good taste. That is the type of censorship, that occurred in the administration and viet-nam, and I am surprised, that "War Stories or 377th History" would like to hide,these truths from the public. Your decision clearly facilitates, propogates a myth that exsists in both of your websites, and the accountability for maintaining sites of this type. Thanks and Good Luck.

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  • Phu Loi 66-67 -- Harry A. Myers Jr., Sat, August 11 2007, 17:20:38 (216.206.39.108)
    I was stationed in Phu Loi,Co A 1st AVN BN 1st INF DIV. From Dec. 66 - Nov. 67. I flew crew chief (door gunner) on Huey D models. My ship No. was 767. I was with the 2nd Airlift Comancheros. My door gunner was Johnson.(I can email picture of our patch) Tail no. was 67.
    I believe that we had the Big Red One ensigna on the nose. We also had the face of a bulldog on large doors. (May have been our call sign???) I also had my daughters nickname CASSY on large door. We also had Comancheros name and picture on the Pilots doors. Some of the person I served with are Toth,Adams,Wilber Howell,Hardman,Willis,and Catt.
    If any of you guys remember contact me. Would like hear from you.
    Thanks from a fellow Vet
    Harry A. Myers Jr.
    mannmoon@hotmail.com

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  • SFC Cecil A Meares -- Dorothy Meares Phillips, Thu, August 02 2007, 11:16:24 (71.0.185.106)
    I'am looking for anyone who knew my Dad SFC CECIL A Meares if you could share with me anything that you remember about him. My e-mail is 2phillips@embarqmail.com

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  • robert richel -- sissy, Mon, August 06 2007, 19:01:49 (64.12.117.72)
    trying to find anyone that knew my dad. dont have very much info. he was from mckeesport,pennsylvania. i think he might have been in vietnam between 1968-1970.

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  • found my medic -- larry fullington, Tue, August 07 2007, 12:17:54 (71.1.240.85)
    Just wanted everyone to know that after Jeff's help I found the medic (Larry Weaver) that worked on me 38 years ago in Vietnam. And he only lives about 50 miles from me. After all these years, I knew it was him as soon as I saw his face. Miracles do happen. We had dinner with him & his family and are planning another meeting soon. Thanks Jeff

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  • MEDIC LARRY WEAVER -- LARRY, Tue, May 29 2007, 15:45:43 (71.1.240.85)
    Looking for anyone who might know how to reach Larry Weaver, he was a Medic in Vietnam in 1968/1969. That's all I know about him other that he worked on me. Any help agreatly appreicated. Thanks Larry

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  • Roy Hardt -- lori smith (sad), Wed, July 25 2007, 18:31:06 (69.110.68.72)
    Looking for Marti or Roy Hardt last addresss in Booneville Missouri Any one out there know how I can get a hold of them. Thank you

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  • Vietnam War Victims of Agent Orange -- Dale Sawyer, Wed, March 14 2007, 9:18:49 (68.205.225.214)
    Some of my friends are veterans of the Korean Conflict and we are all outraged at the crimes now being committed against our brave men and women by the unbelievable neglect in veterans hospitals, clinics, waiting for their rights to be honored, etc.
    We are also wondering how those affected by Agent Orange in the Vietnam War, many also deceived and left to be ignored and die, can be honored for their sacrifices - i.e., the names on the Wall, etc.
    Can veterans organizations help with this possibly?

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  • Terry Boone -- lori smith (sad), Thu, July 26 2007, 19:43:56 (69.225.40.26)
    Thank you for your reply. Have that address and many more. Have tryed every search still cant find him. Even did the phone thing got a number but no longer working. I realllly want to get a hold of him his mother and I had been friends for years until they moved to Missouri and I am in california. I cant get any thing on her either and I sure hope she is still around. If you have anything else I would thank you so much.

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  • LCPL JOHN PAUL KLABUNDE USMC -- Rebecca Samuels, Mon, June 18 2007, 16:27:50 (152.163.101.12)
    It was early 1967 when I looked up from the roulette table in Puerto Rico and locked eyes with a very handsome Marine in his dress blues. John was stationed in Puerto Rico to practice some exercises. Neitehr of us knew he'd be shipped out to Vietnam. Believe this or not, John would visit me in Brooklyn when he had free time. My parents loved this quiet young man from Omaha, Nebraska. I remember dancing with him in Old San juan, having a drink and dancing at the hotel La Concha. I think we fell in love...He was killed in action in September 1967 and it's almost 40 years and I still carry those cherished memories of John. I believe that I and my family might have been the last people he saw before shipping out. I pray his family reads this so I can get more information and to tell them that I was so lucky to have known him and love him. Penny Lane was our song...So, so sad and I still have trouble believing that he was taken so young. And I'm so angry this his life was shortened and he never got married, had children annd experience the joy of living. Had he lived, I suspect we may have gotten married.

    Forty years and it all feels like yesterday. I would love to hear from anyone who knew John...Unfortunately the war in Iraq has bubbled up old feelings about Vietnam and my John. God bless and keep you John. Until we meet again. I love you!

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  • Michael J. Kerr -- Larry, Thu, July 12 2007, 18:37:59 (71.1.240.85)
    Ok Jeff, You helped me once, now I need someones help again. Someone out there has to know how to reach Michael J. Kerr. He to was Vietnam 1968-1969 & was in A/CO 3/12 4th inf. If anyone knows how to contact him, PLEASE let me know. THANKS in advance. Larry

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  • Re: 1970 Danang-MAG-11 Hooch Area Rocket Attack -- Sgt Michael S. Miller - USMC Ser# 2261634 (Bad memory), Mon, July 09 2007, 15:34:33 (71.219.2.98)
    I was in the hooch next to Randalls the morning of the rocket attack. There were more than four rockets by the way. I assisted in removing Randall's body from the area. He was killed by multiple schrapnel fragments and concusion of the rocket. I have a photo of his hooch and I sustained some small fragments of schrapnel on my right arm which ripped the flesh slightly and a first aid kit was used to stop the minor bleeding. I refused to go the Med hooch. Sgt. D.
    Hickey was also in the hooch that took the direct hit. He told me a few days later that he saw the nose of the rocket break the corugated metal on the roof and with a delay in the fuse he watched it explode from less than 30 feet away. He was knocked out of the hooch and when I got to him he was hanging outside the now missing wall and clinging to the frame of his rack. His knees about three inches from the ground outside the hooch. He was never the same and a few weeks later they evacuated him on a medical. We never spoke again.

    I am currently in some pretty intense PTSD sessions and this story was part of "My Story" about my time in country.

    Semper Fi

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  • MY dog SMACK -- Jim, Fri, June 15 2007, 7:17:21 (24.62.241.203)
    OH man!! I would be so sad if my dog had rabies. What is smack?

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  • Re: Death Valley: Hiep Duc Vietnam -- MARK E. SCHNEIDER, Wed, June 27 2007, 10:19:32 (152.132.9.3)
    I WAS IN HEIP DUC VALLEY IN 1969-1970. I WAS AN RTO FOR ARTILLERY.ATTACHED TO DELTA CO. 4TH 31ST 196LIB.
    HOME BASE WAS LZ SIBERIA. WOULD LIKE TO READ THE BOOK SOMEDAY. GOOD LUCK.

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  • jeffrey scarabino -- john scarabino, Thu, June 28 2007, 16:32:54 (24.93.209.29)
    My name is john scarabino, my farther's name was jeff scarabino. He served in a tour at vietnam, while he was with us he never spoke of his tour, at that time i felt it was ok and in time he would let us in on that part of his life. Jeffrey died 10 years ago, 3 months before his first grand child was born. Now this 10 year old boy which is interested in army men is asking question about his grand farther, and i have no answers.

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  • Veteran Buy-Out/Sell Out -- David, Fri, May 11 2007, 6:44:57 (64.136.49.226)
    As a Vietnam Era Veteran I make this appeal on behalf of all Veterans who (will) be affected by the new Veteran Benefit Commission destined to destroy what we have all wore the Uniform for. In particular Vietnam Veterans because they have been so shabily treated it is for them and their families I am particularly interested. If you have not heard much about this latest attempt it is because you were not supposed to.

    The danger this evil plan poses cannot be minimized because it is intended to to take away or oughtright deny legal justifiable claims for service connected disability that is currently supporting many of this country's deserving Veterans. Your direct intervention is sorely needed now to stop this cowardly act of ignorance by appointed un elected political members who are runnining this side show unchecked.

    Please contact your VSO's VFW Halls and any other Veteran Organizations to garner support to fight this evil. Many have said it better than I have here, the last battle of your particular War will be fought in Congress and for your family's sake we have to win this one!

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  • Camouf lage ! -- Brit S, Tue, June 12 2007, 12:37:58 (66.30.102.227)
    I love how you showed that there was some humor that was played and not all seriousness. I think that Cory Hart should have not been so serious and laughed at what you did. i can see where he needs to be serious, but there is always humor in something like that.

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  • corps man up -- Brian, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:57:57 (72.64.8.232)
    Corps man up is a good title. 6i wonder if just any one would risk their own life for anothers. it hard to think that, that could have been my father.

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  • In Search Of Friends of THOMAS LITHERLAND -- Terry Litherland, Wed, June 20 2007, 16:24:23 (71.39.164.241)
    Trying to find anyone who served with and/or knew my brother, Thomas Litherland. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, he was killed in a night attack on 2/7/67 in Tay Ninh. He was attached to an engineer's unit and was a heavy construction equipment operator. There were 7 or 8 other casualties during that attack that night and even more wounded.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • Information on Joseph Vincent Stack Army PFC E3 -- Kathy Hebner (Sister) (Sad......), Fri, April 13 2007, 13:01:56 (71.107.17.244)
    Anyone served with Joseph Vincent Stack 9th Infantry Division from 10-29-68 to
    11-25-68. Died in Dinh Tuong, So. Vietnam (hostile ground casualty)
    would like any information on that day or photos. Its been yrs. but I can not
    get it out of my mind. Any feedback would be great.
    Kathy Hebner

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  • They Served Too! -- Kristy, Thu, June 14 2007, 17:57:03 (64.223.190.103)
    This story was very touching because alot of people only remember the people who actually fought in the war and they dont stop to think about the women and nurses that were there too.

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  • Die Hard! -- Cyndi, Thu, June 14 2007, 11:56:42 (24.34.71.233)
    i just wanted to say that it was very brave of you to stand up for yourself in that kind of situation. i dont know what i would have done if someone said that to me. it was a very couragous move on your part to come face to face with that person knowing that he had a gun in his pocket. planning out something like in your head must have been scary to think of.

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  • Die Hard -- Kristy, Thu, June 14 2007, 17:40:43 (64.223.190.103)
    That is unbelievable that you went over and fought in vietnam and just one day out of the blue a guy tries to take your life and your wallet. I am glad that you are ok and that you were able stand up for yourself and teach that kid a listen.

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  • Die Hard -- Jim, Fri, June 15 2007, 7:08:44 (24.62.241.203)
    It was brave of you to stand up for yourself in that kind of situation. I would have been extremely scared.

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  • Water, you want water? -- Jim, Fri, June 15 2007, 7:23:50 (24.62.241.203)
    That sounds like fun. I remember as a wee lad having water fights with friends and family.

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  • Jocko! -- Jim, Fri, June 15 2007, 7:20:35 (24.62.241.203)
    Thats really funny. My bird chased my dog around my house once and that was really funny.

    ps. I wish i had a baboon.

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  • The Worm -- Jim, Fri, June 15 2007, 7:13:01 (24.62.241.203)
    This was an interesting story to read. I would have the same amount of excitement if i found a worm, but i would kill it because i hate worms.

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  • Spit on..Then the healing -- Kristy, Thu, June 14 2007, 17:28:35 (64.223.190.103)
    That must have been hard to deal with having your own friends say something like that to you. It is good to hear that you and your old friends from the army had a chance to get together and share some stories and be able to begin a healing process.

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  • The Wall- Remember those who went ahead -- Kristy, Thu, June 14 2007, 17:17:09 (64.223.190.103)
    To think of that young girl standing in front of the Wall crying while she remembered her dad and said a few words to him, was touching. This poem was well written and i could not imagine how that young girl must have felt.

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  • as far as i can see -- Cyndi, Thu, June 14 2007, 12:09:06 (24.34.71.233)
    at first in this poem i didnt really understand what it was about, and then i realized that it was about the wall of names of people that died or are MIA. it was a very sweet poem and i'm sure it touches millions of people, i can honestly say that i was touched after i read it. i know when i went down to see the wall there were hundreds of people lined up to see it and there were teddy bears and flowers everywere.

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  • Three Poems -- Cyndi, Thu, June 14 2007, 12:04:25 (24.34.71.233)
    i'm very sorry to hear about your father. what did think when you found out that he was in the Vietnam war? Knowing that your mother was there for you is very thoughtful its always good to have support through the different times in your life.

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  • Welcome Home Soldier! -- Kristy, Thu, June 14 2007, 7:17:08 (24.62.241.203)
    Calling home to your family must have felt so amazing to finally hear there voices and know that you were actually coming home.That must have been hard on you for that bartender to treat you like some random guy seeing how you just came back from the war. Welcome home!

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  • Barbecued C's -- Deven, Wed, June 13 2007, 19:31:49 (216.246.135.18)
    I like your story because it isn't too depressing and gory. Although, I'm sure being around and seeing all those bombs was probably very frightening. My favorite part about your story is the FNG (friggin new guy).

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  • Whisenant-Corpsman i called -- Chryssy, Sun, June 10 2007, 16:36:12 (24.62.145.4)
    I was really touched by this story only because i knew someone in my family that was a corpsman and that risked his on life to save others. It sounds like a tough job and only certain people can really do it

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  • Pink Palace -- Deven, Wed, June 13 2007, 19:27:41 (216.246.135.18)
    I like your story because it has some humor in it and it shows a good side of what life might have been like over there. It also shows a nice man, which is nice to here about every once in a while throughout these stories.

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  • Dear William -- Deven, Wed, June 13 2007, 19:04:03 (216.246.135.18)
    I like your story because it is different from many others. Unlike most of these stories yours is not about a sad or gory event. Thanks for having a story that is short, sweet, and interesting.

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  • Rat Patrol -- Brittany, Tue, June 12 2007, 4:59:27 (24.62.241.203)
    Wow, I can't believe you guys had to live there with rats that size. I Remember learning about the rats that lived in the trenches during WWI, and how they were big enough to eat a man alive if it wanted to. Thats cool that you had "rat patrol" too, it sounds interesting.

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  • The Phone Call -- Ashley, Wed, June 13 2007, 5:35:55 (24.62.241.203)
    The Phone Call is a funny story. It's good that during a time like that people are still able to make the best of the situation and find humor in things.

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  • Welcome Home Soldier! -- Ashley, Wed, June 13 2007, 5:32:50 (24.62.241.203)
    Welcome Home Soldier is very well written. I bet that when you get to call home, it must feel amazing to hear the sound of familar voices.

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  • Heavy Heart -- Ashley, Wed, June 13 2007, 5:20:58 (24.62.241.203)
    The story Heavy Heart was very sad. I can't imagine the feelings that you felt or are still feeling about everything.

    -Ashley

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  • Forget me not -- Lyss, Tue, June 12 2007, 21:16:51 (76.24.192.228)
    Your poem was so touching. it brought tears to my eyes as i read it.

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  • Spit On! Then the healing -- Alyssa, Tue, June 12 2007, 20:46:11 (76.24.192.228)
    I am really sorry that people treated you that way. it must have been hard doing what you knew was right to do and getting ridiculed for it i couldnt imagine the pain that you all had to deal with.

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  • Lucky Luck -- Alyssa, Tue, June 12 2007, 20:26:23 (76.24.192.228)
    You must have been very scared standing there so unaware that there were snipers all around. I am so sorry for everything that you had to go through over there and i want you to know you are forever in our hearts.

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  • Red cross girls -- Brian, Tue, June 12 2007, 20:06:30 (72.64.8.232)
    Well at leat you got some humor out of the whole thing

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  • Forget Me Not -- Ashley, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:49:09 (70.109.148.61)
    Your poem was very touching to me. I couldn't even imagine what you went through and how hard it must have been to lose the men right beside you.

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  • Stars and Stripes -- Brittany, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:48:55 (65.175.192.195)
    Ya, i bet alot of the soldiers didnt know what they were going to have to go through. I am just thankful that you guys would go over there and fight for our country.

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  • A good sense -- Brian, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:48:07 (72.64.8.232)
    This gave me a good sense of what the dogs were in for. Not just the dogs but their handlers

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  • Mud -- Brittany, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:46:16 (65.175.192.195)
    Wow that must of been really hard to be in that all of the time. I cant imagine how gross you must of felt, and what you must of saw.

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  • perfection -- Brian, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:42:41 (72.64.8.232)
    this is a perfect memorial. I could Not have imagined what Vietnam must have been like.

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  • this is perfect -- Brian, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:39:58 (72.64.8.232)
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  • I Never Felt -- Ashley, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:31:22 (70.109.148.61)
    I will never understand how much pain and sorrow that you had to go through. I can only imagaine how hard it must have been to accomplish that task that was ordered.

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  • It taste like soap -- Jon Gattuso, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:16:56 (66.31.253.174)
    I love this story its just reminds me of something my brother would do if he doesn't have something then he would take it from me and get caught. Everyone can see that you guys were trying to make the best of the situation with a little bit of humor and thats never a bad thing.

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  • Camouflage -- Ashley, Tue, June 12 2007, 19:15:45 (70.109.148.61)
    I think you finding humor during such a difficult time was a good way to break up the seriousness of the moment. Even though it must have been hard to go through such a traumatic experience, laughter probably made it somewhat easier on you.

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  • The Poem, From The Other Side -- Linda Long, Tue, June 12 2007, 18:08:24 (68.103.68.220)
    The Poem brought tears to my eyes and reminded me that I lost a very dear friend, January 1966, in Viet Nam. He was killed by "friendly fire." I only found that out recently. He was only there a short time, when he was killed and had told me before he left that he knew somehow, that he was not going to come home. I told him NOT to think that way, he would be home and we would be fine together, but he was right....he came home in a casket and I went on with my life. When I found out that he had died, I lost it....I had to have friends take care of me for several days to be sure that I would not do something to myself, so that I could be with him. But now I am happily married and I know that someday I will see Bill again and we will talk and talk about old times. He's a very brave service man and an even braver man. I will always love you Bill.

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  • Hidden Rituals -- Jon Gattuso, Tue, June 12 2007, 18:13:19 (66.31.253.174)
    The words that you use in this peom are great. I especially love the parts about what star of grace will save me now. Everything you say in this peom hits a deeper meaning. Well doe and i can not imagine how hard it must have been in there.

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  • Fatso! -- Marissa, Tue, June 12 2007, 14:37:29 (24.62.241.203)
    This story was pretty funny. It's good that even in the midst of a horrible afternoon in line, that you had found some time to laugh a little and allow some humor into your life. Not to mention, that was a pretty good idea to get him moving.

    Respectfully,
    Marissa R

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