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I was with Avel Central, Mar. 68-Mar. 69, stayed in Avel hooches in the 605th. Many good photos, even saw the Papa San we had...the one with the hat on in the pic of 3 of them. Knew Pipesmoke guys, 128th guys, brought home a TeePee club ashtray...treasure now. First Infantry Div. Museum in Ill. has a hand drawn sapper map of the entire Phu Loi Base Camp on display. I have photos of it I can email to you if you're interested. It was taken from a Viet Cong officer killed by a perimeter patrol in late 1967, no doubt preparing for Tet. Amazing detail for hand drawn. Check out our Avel Vietnam website...hundreds of photos from Avel units all over Vietnam. Many of Phu Loi, including one of old PapaSan. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection of pics.
I was stationed on the Corpus Christi Bay in 68-69. Yes we had many Huey pilots..a few Generals too...land on the Corpus Christi Bay just for the meals. I had lost my slides so it was great to see pictures of the ship & Vung Tao. My best friend from High School, Don Maloof, flew Huey's for the 229th at LZ Sharon 68-69. Great pictures! Thanks
Ken Williams I Was Your Door Gunner On 843 In 68@69 John Sedlar
JOCKO DA MAYOR OF PHU LOI. HEY CAPT.CARROT U DONT LOOK AS U AGED SINCE DA LAST TIME I SEEN U SINCE 69 U HANSOME DEVIL U. U GOTUM SOME GREAT FLICKS BRING SOME GOOD MEMORIES BACK.I SPOTED RAY IN FRONT OF ME U REMEMBER US DA SUPPLY RM.CREW. I EVEN SPOTTED WHEELER 2 OUR LEFT ,ROBERT IDONT 4GET WHEN U CAME TO BKLYN.2 SEE ME. MY WIFE AND ROLLED THROUGH CHICAGO COULD FIND U .LOOK 4 DA ST. VALINTINES WHAREHOUSE IT BEE GONE.
i was at phu loi sept 20 1968 to sept 25th 1969 i was assigned to the 605th maintenance platoon i worked in the hanger as a machinist (44e20) i remember going to the the school for the day to work i don't remember getting anything done but we got off base for the day. i enjoyed seeing my self in the group picture i remember when that was taken. thank you again for the pictures
1969 ... served w/ HQ, 34th GS Group. Their Circle 34 BOQ was located within the 3rd Fld Hospital compound. Not seen in "Saigon from the air" is H-3 to the left of where the photo was taken from; straight ahead at the intersection on the right is 3rd Fld Hosp and Circle 34 BOQ; and on the lower left just before the intersection is the H-pad used by 3rd Fld Hospital. Newport BOQ is the white 'highrise' straight ahead. Also, I believe this was taken in the flight pattern into H-3. Flew it often. Amazing what one can recall after 40 years.
Good pictures. I was 1ID Graves Registration Jul67-Jul68. Based at Di An, Lai Khe and Quan Loi as the need presented itself. A draftee then but eventually added 20 years total time in USAR & ARNG. Rode by Phu Loi many times on convoy but never stopped. Found you by surfing to find Phu Cong where I (we) helped the Green Berets out in June of 68. Thankyou for your service. US56585543
I enjoyed your pictures of Phu Loi. I was station with 23 artillery unit in 1967. Great pictures. They do bring back memories. I have more phots if you are intrested. Jack ( Jersey) Belton
dave ; good photos i was at Phuloi 1965 pitch first tent for 116avn had about 12 people first night or two was just a great open space. H/Q116 AVN 520 Transportation Co S/P4 Larry Hudson
I saw the guest comment about MSG Donald W. Milner and his tour in Long Binh 68-69.....do you have photos of him?
Roland Fowler I was station with 605 ads at Phu LOI from 1967 till 1968. I thank your pictures were very good .Went thu the TRT
Roland Fowler Thanks for pictures. I was station with the 605 ADS FROM 1967-1968.I went thu TET and MAY OFF.Thanks ;Your pictures were great.David thanks for sharing your memories.
02-68 ,02-69, 605th maintenance mechical..,motorpool
DANIEL CAUSER CWO
610TH MT BN 1967-68 THUR TET OFF. OCT TO OCT PLT LDR SER,& EVAC PLT.
Thank you for your photos. It will be 10 years on Dec 5th that MSG Donald W. Milner died of lung cancer and I continually search for pictures for his family of his tour in Long Binh 68-69. Tears stream but so do the smiles. Thanks.
Don (SKIP) Colborn
I was with the 330th Transportation, Vung Tau (1963-1964)David, your pictures are great, sure brings back memories. firstname.lastname@example.org
I was with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade out of FtBenning, arrived in country, novemeber 1966. I was with the 2nd of the 3rd.
Thanks for the pictures of Phu Loi, Vietnam. I was stationed there in 1968 with the 34th Engr. Bn. Co. D.
Forgot to give my name Jimmy Robinson,,,,Lancaster,S.C.
I was in Pho Loi Jan69-Jan70,,,D-Troop 1/4 Cav,,,Big Red One.
Hi David, thank you for sharing you experiences. Fyi, my intersection was Tenneco's Gulf-of-Mexico, Ship Shoal 182 field, where I worked as an operator, 1987-1989. I much appreciate being able to share your pictures with my family. Take care, and best regards, John
David - Your photos of Viet Nam are incredible. They give a real sense of the people living in that area at that time. For those of us who have never been there, and only know the Vietnamese people from American movies, you've managed to give them a human quality we rarely (if ever) get an opportunity to see. Thank you for sharing them, and thank you for your service.
DAVID I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I REALLY LIKE THE PICTURE . I AM NURSE AND
MY SPECIALITY IS IN PEDIATRIC AND FORENSIC FIELD. I AM THINKING FOR 3 YEAR
GO TO VISIT THIS CITY. VOLGAGRAD . AND OTHERS BUT SPECIALY VOLGOGRAD. I WILL
LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CITY. AND ABOUT THE PROGRAM THAT YOU WORK WITH KIDS
THE COST OF LIFE IN THIS CITY, AND MORE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU THANK YOU
Dave I served with 128th 69/70 chief/door gunner.
Dave I served with 128th 69/70 chief/door gunner.
I was an engine mechanic in the 605th in 1968 and later served as a crew chief/door gunner across the field at the 128th. Thanks for putting this on the web.
Interesting photos. I spent over 2 years traveling in Russia.. St Petersburg, Moscow, Volgograd and Nikolivesk... I had a great time there and absolutely love the food. I spent most of my time in Volgograd. I was a member of City Fitness also, a great gym to work out in "sportszal"
Have a great day
Hi, David =)
I'm so delighted to see your photographs here, thay're marvellous!!!
I was searching for you for a rather long period of time because I wrote the name of this page with mistake, and now I am so happy that I found you!!!! I am just jumping on my bed, running around my room and laughing!!!
Photos are great!
And I'd really like to see the picture with me & my certificate (if possible, could you send it to me). Thanks in advance.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!
hi+) nice pictures! This is Lena (crazy red-haired girl from Volzhksy), I would really like to see pictures with me and my diploma (Communication Course in Volzhsky Institute). If it is possible could you post it or send to my email? +)
Thank you in advance, Lena
Dave, Fantastic pictures -- and great to see what's been happening in your life! Send me a note sometime -- would love to catch up! -Pete
Richard C. Briggs
Hi David, I was searching Phu Loi and came upon your site...really beautiful pictures of your life. Your site inspired me to drag out my old slides and start putting together a gallery. I was in the 213th ASHC Oct. 68-Oct 69 in the Supply Room as a Supply Clerk/part time door gunner. In your ariel view of Phu Loi I can't quite make out where the 213th area is located. Do you have another picture that shows more of the base? Thanks for your beautiful and life long work, hope to hear from you soon.
I am located in Etowah, NC just outside of Hendersonville and Asheville, NC
Howdy David.. Ran into this site by accident. Enjoyed the all around Pic's. I was civilian at Qui Nhon & Bein Hoa 68-70. US Army Huey & Beechcraft Maintainance. Regards Gene aka www.k0rj.com Detroit Lakes,MN.
Eventually, I manage to have a look at your photo base. It is amazing and it is fun to see some familiar faces in your photos. Hope you'll continue posting photos from seminars so I may someday see my face on some of them. :) So, thank you for this enormous collection!
And by the way, Happy New Year!
Some true talent here :)
My name is Ken Williams, and I was the Crew Chief for Pacesetter 6 during my tour in Vietnam and flew with you many times. I retired as a Sergeant Major in 1993 at FORSCOM Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. My door gunner was from Ohio if I remember correctly last name Sadler!
Nice photos, David. I don't remember you, but there were a lot of pilots at PHI. I am Joe Reeves and was at PHI from 1969 to 1985, the last few years as a night pilot out of Morgan City. I have a website at www.joesue.com with lots of travel photos among other things. I am working on my history and most of my pictures were lost in a fire in 1988. I took the liberty of downloading a couple of your rig pics to use on my site. Hope that is OK. If you visit my site, feel free to download anything you like. Joe
Are you still living in Volgograd? I have a frined there who has invited me to visit her and am thinking of making the trip to see her(she was an exchange student who lived with us almost 14 years ago). I would be traveling alone and would like any advice you may offer me.
Dave, it's good to see you (and your pictures of the 605th) back on-line. The shots from Vung Tau brought back some memories.
Hi there! Finally found some time and visited your photo page! Well, though I've seen most of them pictures before, it's still fun to look at them on the web, sort of "live" thing, you know. The lady who looked through them with me, liked them too. She's on some of them. Take care and stay in touch. Your nieghbour neighbour. Paul.
I cannot trace your e-mail adress to thank you, please contact me
could you please contact me. thanks in advance
Good photos! Thank you!
I am a friend of Dan and Anne Boyd. There photos are very interesting!