I am enrolled in a Vietnam class and your site really helped me to understand what the war was like and everything you guys went through.
very nice!!!10 bag full,good jobgun bunnies,are not to bad!!!
howard m. flath
just look nice to read about what it was like..
H Hello!! I doing military service in Korea. sure soutjh korea ^^ Iwonder who r u? pleaes send me a letter?
I have a club called artillary vietnam. I was in the 25th the 8 inches. d/3/13th the clain.I’ve been looking for some of the guys. haven’t found any one yet your the closet one yet.
A.J Kirkland Jr.
Was with 101st Airborne Div. 1 Dec.1967 til 16 Sept. 1968 Wounded on that day in Chu Chi. We were with certain units of the 25 Inf. Later A.J
I was wiyh 101 AB in MAY 1968 TO mAY 1969 WORK WITH THE 25 Inf. I WOUTH LIKE DO A WEBPAGE BUT DON,T HOW!
A superb site. Your VietNam part is real. And your “Thoughts Today” are truely on target. Great collection of .wav files too. Keep up the good work. Hang tough.
I owned TriPacer N3275Z from 1969 thru 1972. It was a basic airplane. When I purchased it, it had an old “coffee grinder” radio. It didn’t even have a landing light! But you know, it sure brings back fond memories. It was FUN to fly!
Need information on 3rd Squadron, 4th Calvary, 25th Infantry Division, Cu Chi, Vietnam, 1970. HHQ Troop
your story of combat was very interesting. I am glad that you took your time to put together this page. take care love angela
Great pages, Dave. I really enjoyed your writing and pictures, particularly about your R&R in Japan. I was in the Second Wolfhounds and worked out of many of the hard spots along the Cambodian border. I’m sure you may have operated out of FSB Jackson and some of our PBs. I still remember how great the Arty support was–loved those 8-inch guns! Your writing about Tra Cu really rang a bell with me–I still remember that smell. Thanks for the great pages. Dutch McAllister
I am studing the vietnam war if u have info or pic to send please send them. it will help my grade out a whole lot. if not thank u anyway
Hi, I’ve found your page while looking for Nam stories. Will come back and read your personal accounts. Best Frank (Berlin/GER)
leo c rice
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i am looking for any one that that wasin d troop 3/4 cav 67 68
Jessica &Denise Meeker
I enjoyed your pictures . I’m using them for my sixth grade report on the Vietnam War. THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY !!!!!!!
Great site. Am wanting to restart my flying hobby. Looking to own/fly a Tri-Pacer. Thanks
I WAS WITH 2 22 25 INF DIV MARCH 69 TILL NOV 69. SENT T0 JAPAN TO RECOVER. JUST GOT THIS COMPUTER AND TRYING TO LEARN IT. THANKS BILL
I have just begun the restoration of my 1956 TriPacer 150. I have never flown one as this one came as a project. The plane last flew in the mid 70’s I think and was in storage without the wings for the last 20 odd years.I will let you know how it is going. I am leaving for a couple of weeks so I wont be working on it till then.I will talk to you again.
Very good site. I am a former Marine, that never served in Vietnam. I just like reading about the war, Way to go. You represent the war the best I have seen yet. Congrats, and may you triumph over any of lifes abstacles, you have so far. Carl
Dave…I enjoyed reading your reflections on Vietnam as a soldier. It kinda helped to lighten the mood seeing that I have been checking out various Vietnam websites since Monday evening because I am very interested in this particular war. I find it amazing that anyone came back based on some of the comments from soldiers who were writing to their parents. Some of these letters are extremely sad…But in reality, it’s the horrors of war…thanks for bringing some common sense to it all..if that’s possible. But I must say thanks for what you did..I’m glad someone can look back on your Vietnam experience with a sense of humor, not to mention what you said about the Vietnam Economy, that is absolutely true…again Thanks…I enjoyed it. Steve Driscoll, Odessa, Texas
I was truly touched and inspired reading your stories. As I look into the posibilities of buying a tri-pacer, I look into the eyes of my three young children. I do hope that we can have the relationship that you obviously had with your dad. My wife is fearful and uncertain what a private plane will mean as she has absorbed every horror story of losing a spouse and/or a child in a plane wreck. Your rememberances will be shared with her. I know that your dad is proud of you, just as you are of your children. God Bless you, Jim Zapata
Dave This is a very informative web site. I have enjoyed it very much, and would like to congratulate you on it.
I was with A btry 1st 321st 101st airborne div. 105 atry.Dec.67 arrived at cu chi,later went north ,came back toward Hue during Tet 68.I left from lz sally. Yoy have a good site;enjoyed your tales and etc. It brings back old memories! some good some bad! I like a lot of people just tried to block out all of that and move on.After all these years I can now look back and even talk about some of the s–t we did. Welcome home
I enjoyed your site! The tales brought back memories(good and bad ),I went over with the 101st in 67;from Ft.Campbell.Was at Cu chi for a while .then went north (close to DMZ ).Tet broke out in Hue.so they moved us back there.When I left.we were at LZ sally. I was with A btry 1st 321st 101st airborne div.(105 arty)
You have a great web page. I found it by doing a search on TriPacer. I am new to creating web pages. Could you tell me what software you used and how did you create the thumb nail picture. I have been playing with Word 7 to create a web page, but I have trouble with pictures. All the pictures come in too large. Thanks Robert Raleigh, NC
Sir I am wondering about something. I have a POW/MIA adopted that was a member of the 4th Mechanized Battalion, 23rd infantry, 25th Division. I was just wondering if that would be right. Is the 23rd Infantry a part of the 25th Division? Just a stupid question.
I was in the 25th div. in Hawaii back in1975.. I was In the 1st and 21st gimlets… and would like to hear more. thanks !!
Hi, I am working on a biography bout Phyllis Diller for A&E. I am trying to find anyone who has home movies from Vietnam. I am specifically looking for the Bob Hope USO Show with Phyllis Diller. Do you have any home videos or photos of the two? I’d appreciate your help! Thanks, Hsing Chen
Victor E. Atherton
Saw your web page.I was there 25th Div 1966-1968 7th Bn 11th Arty.Was sent to 4th/9th Inf.as an RTO for FO team.Was trained as surveyor.Reading your comments on coming home… Well lets just say I understand how it was.Gald you made it home. Best of luck
Thanks for the opportunity to visit your page. I spent most of my time reading the comments in this guest book. I had actually visited briefly once before and copied your Tripacer stats. My wife and I have a 57 Tripacer (8000M), which we bought in Alaska when we were working in Dillingham a few years back. We flew it to upstate New York where we now live. We have enjoyed the plane tremendously, but unfortunately, are needing to sell it now. Reading your story about your tripacer reminded me of a dream I had last night, wherein I was flying the tripacer with a full load of 3 passengers and had to set down on a country road for some reason. I couldn’t get it off the ground again, and found myself wandering through a large dining hall looking for some help, carrying the tripacer around on my back and trying to be careful not to bump into people with the wingtips. I have gotten in and out of some tight places with it, but nothing like that. Forgive my wordiness. I would like to come back and visit again sometime. If any of those folks interested in a Tripacer would like to contact me, you can give me a call at (3l5)894-2593. I have someone quite interested in it at this time, but the no final offer has been made. More details are available at AOPA classified section also.
I was a heavy equipment mechanic in Seabee Team 0913. The last Seabee Team to live at the base in Go Dau Ha. We left in July of 1969. Were you there then. I remember a fellow in the Army radar unit from Texas. I believe his first name was Jim. I lost all, the pictures I had of the base . What a surprse when I ran into your pictures
Wonderful midi site . Great job . Please keep it up …
I just started to read your home page, very interesting and well done. I’m presently looking for such an aircraft and seeking more info. on the Pacer or tri-pacer. It would be great to teach my kids to fly an aircraft like above. thanks Peter
Chris A. Boyes
Dave, You have done an excellent job on this web page. My Vietnamese wife came to the U.S.after her father was released from a Viet Cong re-education camp. To better understand her life, I’ve embarked on much research. I have read many different books and articles detailing many of the relevant issues. It is interesting to see the many viewpoints that help define my understanding. Thanks for helping with your excellent web page. Sincerely, Chris A. Boyes
I was very young when my father joined the navy. I can remember him vividly in his dress uniform leaving while my mother cried. I am very interested in hearing the stories and facts regarding this war. Thank you for everything you did. This website was one of the best I’ve come across yet!!
Hi, I am trying to find the names of the army firebases in Vietnam. Do you have a list of them and their locations? I am trying to help my husband get Service Connection. Please respond as soon as you can. Thanks
iam a canadian but always thought you all got a bumm deal for what you guys done there but myself have the most respect for you all
I had a report due the next day, and it was to be on the vietnam.This site helped a lot, thanx.great work
47 year old GA student looking for a plane,the Tripacer looks cool.
iF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF ANYWAY OF LOCATING ANYONE WITH THE 65th ENG HQ CO. THAT OPERATED THE APC FLAMETHROWERS IN CUI CHI 66-67 PLEASE GIVE ME A HOLLAR I’VE BEEN THINKING OF THESE GUYS FOR 30 YEARS. I THINK I GIVE THE VA A CALL. NOT MUCH TIME LEFT. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. GOOD LUCK YOUR BUDDY HJ
This is a very well done site and thank you for your service in Vietnam. I respect veterans and their sacrifice. The only thing that bothered me was your story about the rat. I don’t object to the fact that the rat was killed because rats carry disease but the torture bothered me. No animal or person deserves to be tortured. I hope that was just a youthful indescretion.
Webmaster’s note: Reader Hohman needs to lookup the word “torture” in her dictionary and then re-read my story about the rat. A couple of inward pikes, several forward one-and-a-halfs with a tuck and maybe a few belly-flops into the water-well probably caused the rat no more misery than someone trying out for a position on an Olympic diving team.
Retired CWO James R. Walker
’69’ 1/27 Wolfhounds (PPS 4/5 radar operator). I was FSB Washinton with a PPS 5. After Nam I worked with the artillery radars to include the TPS25.
I am a 50-year Nam vet. I served in Khe Sanh for 6 months as a grunt. 2 of my buddies were killed, one by the REMFs and the spooks and by an NVA sniper. This page is an exellent autobiagraphy for a Nam vet.
I was with the 2-14-INF-DIV-FR:67-68 25th Division-CU.CHI-Tay Ninh HOBO WOODS IRON TRIANGLE BOLWOODS The Virgin Mountain WOUNDED IN APRIL 28,1968 DURING TET OFFENCE RECEIVED PURPLE HEART LOST ONE BUDDY AND SEVERAL WOUNDED THE DUKE
It was sad visiting this site,but glad I did.I was with the 1st of the 5th Mech.25th inf. Div. in 1967 in Cu Chi. Was wounded 2 months later and spent the rest of my tour in 249th Gen Hosp. in Japan. Glad you made it home
Ed Jentz < Jentzhaus@mindspring.com>
Dear Dear Dave, Terrific piece of writing and it brought back great memories of my time in the same AO albeit a few years earlier. I was an Infantry Captain with a 5 man advisor team at the tri-walled fort at the southern edge of Go Da Ha village approx 14 KM west of Cu Chi. We advised (basically commanded) the 4th battalion, 49th regiment, ARVN 25th Div. What a ride that was! I stayed for a career retiring as a Colonel in 1983 and then did what the Lord had in store for me all along – I taught in an elementary school, grades K-8, and also held the vice prin slot. I derly loved those kids and retired from teaching in 1993, leaving Delaware and building a home on 8 acres in the boonies of eastern Virginia. I “walk point” with my 3 dogs and enjoy each day with the love of my life, Maura, whom I married between Nam tours in 1967. Send me an Email and I’ll share some tales with you and also send on your home address as I would like to send you a copy of a speech I gave at the dedication of Delaware’s Vietnam Memorial on Veterans Day, 1983. By the way, I received your writings via an Email from the wife of my lifelong Army buddy who was at the Tra Cu Special Forces camp in 1966 when I was approx 7 miles away at Go Da Ha. We surely do remember shower shoes, boxer shorts and showering under a 55 gal drum. The water from my well was the color of diluted milk! God Bless, Ed Jentz
Great pages. Brings back lots of memories. In VN 69-70. Keep up the good work. I was with the 587th Signal Corp. Spent most of my time in Dau Tieng June69-Feb/Mar 70. Left when they clsoed the base You were right there was a communinations station on Nui Ba Den. Spent a year there for a couple of nights. Keep up the good work. Fellow Vet.
Enjoyed your websight. Hope to see you at the swpconvention in Lakeland this year. Jim&Ann Page, tri-pacer 4804A, Raleigh,NC.
Richard A. Jones
what a great site you have, really enjoyed the “Tra Cu River Camp” as it was my home for several months. (was there when you guys where there) did you ever get your boots on the right feet? I have e-mail you, hoping to here back soon.. again great site! welcome home! Rich Jones U.S. Navy Seabee’s TRA CU Seabees CAN DO!