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Name: Orville Joseph Ryver
Email: roxyontheranch at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Salt lake City, Utah
Date: November 08, 2007 - 01:34 PM (pacific)
1970-1971 was with 523rd SIG CO in Chu Lai. VA says they lost medical records. Were you there? If you remember me shot in the knee. Please write back. Spec 4 WESLEY HOYT carried me in after I got shot. Anyone remember him?



Name: Carl P. Priemer
Email: priemercp at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Shelby Twp, Michigan
Date: November 08, 2007 - 11:01 AM (pacific)
They Would Not Let Me Bury Your Dead....and they never will

A Helicopter is outside loaded and looking for me - but I must finish this letter first; for its taken 23 years just to begin to write. I should have been scared today when I heard the blades beat the air, but I wasn't, I just knew it was friendly. The body bags I loaded seem to assure me that everything would be all right this time, and I should take them home. They just want to finally rest... and I want to cry, but cannot... I am just too angry!

Yes, I will escort all of you home and be your Honor Guard forever, if only when I am done, you let me be the boy that I was, and not the soldier I became. I will get my dress uniform ready; white combat belt, white leather band on my dress cap, white boot laces mirrored in the shine of my polished boots, and white cotton gloves over hands that are strong but shaking. Yes, I will carry you, to the place your family has chosen for you to rest. You will never have to be lonely again, for they will come back to pray... and talk... and cry... and always ask why.

We salute you with the rifle you defended with, even the one we carried over Agony and Misery Hill together, the one that would became a friend for survival. I polished it up good, and you would be very proud.... Its time now, but you knew that. How could you not hear the click of four trigger safeties snapping off at the same time?..... it makes enough noise to shatter your sleep, and I am really sorry! This will be the only time I will not reflex to take cover, but it is the only time I feel again.... Just to feel empty and numb is even more than I have felt in a long, long time. I want to be proud of all of us, but I am confused. ......... Ready!.......... Aim!........ Fire!................. my chest hurts..... and my heart aches.
Your family is crying now, and they don't even know half of the truth. No one knew that there was more than one war raging at the same time, and we are not imagining the same one now. I don't know if I could ever tell them how it really was, because then they would have to feel the same anger I live with everyday and that wouldn't be fair.
So, what do we tell them? That over fifty eight thousand boys died trying to stop someone else's winless war? Or that our people honor all American soldiers who give their lives in the name of freedom? No reason is good enough to outweigh a families grief and loss.

I cannot carry this load anymore - for I am as much terrified of the dark as I am to visit the Wall. You cannot honor the dead without honoring the living casualties, and the hell, and anguish, their families must bear everyday. The protesters, pacifists and draft dodgers are silenced now. They have a war of their own they must live with, and I'm sad for them too.
I will never be able to bury you guys as long as your memories keep visiting my sleep - and I will never forget. For as long as you stay unburied, someone has to deal with you. Maybe this country will wake up, so you can sleep. I am proud of us for living out the roll of life that was dealt to us - to laugh, and cry in the shadow of death, and moral judgement.... but there were no survivors.
I will never be able to forget, God knows I have tried, but I do want one thing back that was taken away - I want to Laugh Again - Remember That!!

Short Time Friend,
Sergeant Carl P. Priemer U.S. Army, Phu Bai, Viet Nam, 1969-1970

from "letters" by Carl P. Priemer (written 2 April 1970)



Name: Dave Montella
Email: d-montella at hotmail dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 08, 2007 - 07:09 AM (pacific)
C0 B 22th Avn Bn !st Air Cav Feb 68 -69



Name: ED LEWIS HARLEY
Email: VETED at PARKERCOUNTYTX dot COM
Hometown: WEATHERFORD, TEXAS
Date: November 07, 2007 - 03:03 PM (pacific)
I SERVED WITH THE BIG RED ONE 2/28 INF BLACKLIONES. JULY 1969 TO JULY 1970.



Name: LENNY LEE
Email: LLEE76 at cfl dot rr dot com
Hometown: new smyrna beach, fl
Date: November 07, 2007 - 06:29 AM (pacific)
I was in the 244th av., camera repair, from dec. 4th 1967, to nov. 28th. 1968. anyone remember me?? if so please contact. ---welcome home brothers!!!



Name: dale brian phillips
Email: popsie815 at earthlink dot net
Hometown: streator, il
Date: November 06, 2007 - 05:36 PM (pacific)
i was with the 52nd signal battalion cantho vietnam1970-1971



Name: Ken W Hodgdon
Email: oucollect2 at fairpoint dot net
Hometown: Palermo, Maine
Date: November 06, 2007 - 06:51 AM (pacific)
1st Shore Party Bn, 1st Mar Div. 8/66-9/67. Looking for members that were in some of the same operations. Union, Uniion ll, Swift, Desoto, Looking for Robert Box, I think he was from TN. We shared a bunker that got blown up one night while we were on guard duty. Don't remember many names. I have all the operation from my combat record. Also looking for another marine that won the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with me.



Name: Crystal Zamarripa
Email: cryz953 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: , TX
Date: November 05, 2007 - 08:55 PM (pacific)
Hey there,
My dad Jesus L Rios Jr was part of the 101st airborne unit B co 2/502. He was the "radioman" assigned with that unit and took part in the assault of hill 809. Does anyone have anymore info they can provide about that mission? It involved the rescue of 2 downed choppers.



Name: Giai Thanh Le
Email: giaithanhle at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Milpitas, CA
Date: November 05, 2007 - 11:19 AM (pacific)
An ARVN who served for different U.S combat units : 1st Mar Div Chu Lai, Americal LRRP, Chu Lai - Duc Pho, as an interpreter. Thanks for all you have done to my country. Salute.



Name: Phil Ordway
Email: tools 4 pros at gmail dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 05, 2007 - 01:23 AM (pacific)
I was in the USAF and carried the 20MM Vulcan on my F4. (47TFS, Ubon, Thailand) I'm looking for the name of a similar gatling gun used by the Marines in Vietnam. I believe it was a local product and mounted on a APC or some such ground vehicle. Thanks.



Name: robert leon hambrick
Email: water_boy_07 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: hollywood, alabama
Date: November 04, 2007 - 08:24 PM (pacific)
looking for some friends who served in 442 trans co cam ranh bay (july 69)-(july 70).it was 37 years ago but it seems like it was just yesterday.



Name: James T Vandiver
Email: jimvandiver441 at msn dot com
Hometown: Duluth, Georgia
Date: November 04, 2007 - 05:57 PM (pacific)
36th Signal at Bear Cat to Dong Tam 1966 - 1967



Name: lee bowman
Email: ukwildcat50 at aol dot com
Hometown: Fairmont, Ky
Date: November 04, 2007 - 12:57 PM (pacific)
I was with the 335th Trans co (ds) Chu Lai, vietnam. I worked in supplyroom. was there from Aug 68-April70. looking for anyone that remember me or Jack Cagle, Roger Tackett, Steve Hanken, also looking for a guy we called Mooch and Joseph Monzo. would like to here from anyone esle also. Lee Bowman.



Name: David J Dyar
Email: Dyarskosh at comcast dot net
Hometown: Hampton, Ga
Date: November 04, 2007 - 11:43 AM (pacific)
was with vr21 from dec 1964 thur dec 1965 flew as an air crewman on c118b air planes we flew over including vietnam i enjoyed being a part of vr21



Name: Paul Wesley Shaffer
Email: 427rat at sbcglobal dot net
Hometown: ,
Date: November 03, 2007 - 11:00 PM (pacific)
Alpha Army - PAVN Hunters, 1st Bn 14th Inf, 3rd Bde, 25th and 4th Infantry Divisions. 5/67 - 11/68



Name: Mark Edward Gallagher
Email: highmarks56 at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Coupeville, Washington
Date: November 03, 2007 - 10:05 PM (pacific)
20th Engineer Battalion Co.B Motor Pool, anybody out there remember me? Would very much like to talk.



Name: robert leroy stitely
Email: rls at aol dot com
Hometown: funkstown, maryland
Date: November 03, 2007 - 08:58 PM (pacific)
i served almost three years in viet nam and can 't remember anyone that i was with except a guy name ive i was on the mountain in ahn khe durning tet we had alot of civilans there with us controling aircraft there was a landig zone for hellocopter on the mountain just can not remember anyone if anyone knows me i would like to hear from them.
bob



Name: David william Wickerham
Email: david dot wickerham at pcc dot edu
Hometown: portland, oregon
Date: November 03, 2007 - 05:23 PM (pacific)
Well fellas I'm not a vet but my pop's was. I did'nt get to know him to well so I'm trying to find anyone who did. from what I have been told he was a door gunner on a huey, but that info is scetchy at best. In one of his journals he mentions a friend of his who didnt make it, by the name of "ANTHONY NOTO". If you were aquainted with p.f.c. NOTO or were friends of "p.f.c. WILLIAM HERBERT WICKERHAM"-U.S.M.C. please contact me so that I may learn a little something about where I come from. My father has scence past away due to agent-o exposure. peace be with him, and all others who died or suffered in the conflict.
GOD BLESS EVERY ONE OF YA



Name: William "Bill" E. Reid
Email: ironrodder at yahoo dot com
Hometown: Brookville, Ohio
Date: November 03, 2007 - 04:15 PM (pacific)
'68-'69 Hon Tre Island, 619 th TCS, Det11 ,Vehicle Maint.
Like to hear from anyone stationed there



Name: Philip Pantoja
Email: pinchebato at hotmail dot com
Hometown: ,
Date: November 03, 2007 - 04:41 AM (pacific)
Hi to all Nam Vets,
Thank you for your service and sacrifices.Where ever you were in Nam and whatever your mission was, you did one hell of a job! America might not have appreciated you then but we are all starting to heal from all the hurt. For those of us that made the Ultimate Sacrifice, may God bless your soul and peace be to your families.
I served in the Marine Corps in the early 50's with "C" Co. Marine Corps Test Unit 1and participated in Operation Teapot. From there I shipped out and served with India and Hotel Companies, 3rd Bn, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division,Fleet Marine Force Pacific. Participated in Operation "Strongback" in the Pacific prior to returning back to the U.S. I left the Marine Corps in '58 and joined the Army. Got assigned to the 9th Infantry Division and later went into the Quartermaster Corp. I did Nam with the Army's 506th S&S Co from 70-71, returned to the states and did a four hitch as an Army Drill Sergeant. Retired in ''75. If you served in any of the units and/or if you remember me, please contact me.
God Bless



Name: Adolph (Abe) Abel
Email: abel_116 at msn dot com
Hometown: Minot, ND
Date: November 02, 2007 - 09:34 PM (pacific)
I served in Nam in 1969 and 1970. I was at Chu Lai
and ran a medical dispensary for most of that time.
I was with the 197 th and under the Americal insignia. I have been looking to locate anyone who was there at the same time and might be able to visit about our common experiences.



Name: Larry Dean Hazellief
Email: phazellief at aol dot com
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Date: November 02, 2007 - 07:11 PM (pacific)
Looking for my old friends, Tim Hill, and Jesse Garcia.
Phu Hiep, 1969-70 Motor Pool of a Flying Crane Company.
Any body else with diabetes from Agent Orange?




Name: ALFRED MYERS PARKINSON III
Email: alfredparkinson at comcast dot net
Hometown: , MARYLAND
Date: November 02, 2007 - 07:01 PM (pacific)
U.S.ARMY 1967 -1969 VEITNAM



Name: RAYMOND LEE CAMPBELL
Email: RAYMONDPATRICIA1 at BELL SOUTH dot NET
Hometown: ,
Date: November 02, 2007 - 02:05 PM (pacific)
PHOUC VINH APR 70 APR 71 AIR FORCE ASSGN HAS FAC (FORWARD AIR CONTROLLOR) IF ANYONE SEVERED DURING THIS PERIOD PLEASE CTC ME



Name: Lewis W Powell
Email: lpowell001 at bham dot rr dot com
Hometown: Birmingham, Al
Date: November 02, 2007 - 01:11 PM (pacific)
I was platoon leader of B Co. 1/18 1st Infantry Div.
out of Dian. I lost 1968 Yearbook and all pictures in a fire. I would like to buy or copy the Yearbook; also any pictures or negatives. Also, I would love to hear from anyone that knew me or was there 1967-1968.



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