Would the lady who contacted me a while back concerning her Dad's
experiences in Vietnam, please resend her contact email.
The message was somehow lost. Thanks.
A former Nha Tranger would like to visit Vietnam,
and is looking for anyone who would like to make the trip. If you
are interested, here is his contact information:
A1C Gary H. Plep
14th Security Police Squadron
Nha Trang VN 66-67
Anyone who was in the Nha Trang area around June
1966 might be interested in the following. A UK film company is
researching the incident for possible inclusion in a National
Geographic series. To quote the company rep:
"What appears to have happened is that one
night (we think June 18th or 19th 1966), a lot of mechanical
equipment shut down simultaneously and for no apparent reason.
Allegedly this included a couple of aircraft at the Air Force
base, as well as trucks at a nearby army barracks, bulldozers
clearing a nearby hillside and even possibly an oil tanker off
the coast. Everything kicked back into life a couple of minutes
later and worked fine the following day, but we'd love to
hear from anyone who remembers it happening, or even hearing
about it from somebody they were serving with. At this point
we're just interested in chatting to people over the phone,
there would of course be no commitment to being further involved
in the series, unless that's something they wanted."
The rep for the company can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact phone is: +44 (0) 20 8102 0241.
Vietnamese-American Woman Would Like to Locate and
Meet Her Father. Check Here.
Doctor Requests Help In Locating American Father of Vietnamese
Man. Check Here.
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR VETERANS:
Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards
(VA) is an excellent resource to learn about the dangers of
Mesothelioma. Members of the U.S. Armed Services are,
unfortunately, the most common victims of mesothelioma due to
their increased risk of exposure to asbestos. The military has
used asbestos in various aspects of work and construction and
ultimately affected close to one million individuals of the 25
million veterans in the U.S.
PUTTING FACES WITH THE NAMES: National League of
POW/MIA Families member Candace Lokey has worked for many years
trying to locate photos of every American who was MIA or KIA/BNR
at the end of the war, to put a face with the name, to make our
missing loved ones real. She now lacks only 36 and really needs
some help locating these last few. Here is a List of Names along with date
of MIA/KIA and hometown. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.
Would anyone who was at Nha Trang AB on June 27th
1965 during the mortar attack that took the lives of some airmen
at the Fuel Dump, please contact Thomas LaRoe email@example.com. He needs
the names for a Fallen Profile he is doing on another site. He
was working on the C-123s from the 1131st Special Operations
Would anyone who remembers the mining and sinking
of a Shell Oil tanker at Nha Trang in April 1967 please contact
Barney Boylan, who was a crewman on the tanker. Email:
Note from Webmaster: We need some
material to add to the site. If anyone has some interesting
anecdotes, unit histories, personal recollections, stories of
combat operations, etc, send them on by email. I will try to pick
what I think might be good readable material. I probably
won't be able to use them all, but I will give every one a
fair reading. ~ DD
Note from Webmaster: Due to the spam
I have been getting on the Guestbook and the time it takes to
clear it out, I have decided to go to an email based message
board. This way I can screen the messages before they get on the
site. Doing it this way will delay the posting of the messages
for a few hours. I have replaced the guestbook entry form with an
email message form, which will send the information directly to
an email account I have set up specifically for this purpose. I
have transferred the old messages from the guestbook to the
message pages, at least as far back as I have them. The links to
the guestbook have been replaced by links to the email message
form and the message page. ~ DD
(NOTE FROM WEBMASTER: I need your input on
these unit emblems. Some of these may be the emblem of the modern
counterpart of the unit, rather than the Vietnam-era unit. If
anyone spots an error, let me know.
Thanks to J C Wheeeler at "The
EC-47 History Site" for the 361st and 6994th unit patch