I am a 17 year old step daughter of a vetenam veteran named Joe Reames. I am doing a reasearch paper about the psychological effects of the war on the veterans. I chose this topic to help me in better understanding my stepfather as well as others. I have also always been sort of interested in the whole deal and what it was like. This web page has helped me a great deal and I want to give all my respect and gratitude to all of the vietnam veterans for putting their lives on the line so that I can have the life I do today.:) Sincerey, Cara Hobbs
I am bulding my website to showcase my RVN pacth collection, host a page for the local VVA 416 Chapter, plus my own stuff.. I am an associate member of the VVA, not a vet (too young) but grew up on military bases… have worked w/ RVN vets as medic and cops for may years…. I have a patch for 3/4 Cav, 25th MI Co. I am looking for info on… can you E-Mail me so we can exchange so info???? Welcome Home! LT
Cool site! Thanks!
Nice. I’ve also gone through the joy of rebuilding a Tri-pacer. 1954 PA-22-135 #2049 They sure are cute aren’t they?
A1C David Maloney
You certainly have a beautiful little aircraft there, sir. I am a student pilot and there are quite a few Tri-Pacers and Colts at the field I fly from but, none in the kind of condition yours is in. I have always thought them to be neat looking airplanes. Thank you for the wonderful photos!
Great Page. I was looking for info on the 25th infantry division and i stumbled across your page. My teacher Mike Coney was in the 25th infantry division. I like your page very much thanks for making it.
Very nice web page and great photo’s. I was with C Co 1/27th Inf WOLFHOUNDS, from 70-71.
I was with co. C 75th LRRP Rangers. I spent about 3 months with the 25th in 68 as a shooter. Welcome Home.
Kelly & Nancy Walter
Thanks for the great photos! We lived in the 5 Cities for 6 years and it’s nice to touch base with a SLO person. We’ve been following Lancair since their Santa Rosa days, but haven’t bought one yet! Thanks again…. Kelly and Nancy
I FOUND YOUR HOMEPAGE BECAUSE YOU WERE IN THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION. I HAD A CHILDHOOD FRIEND, CPL THOMAS SCHALK THAT WAS IN VIETNAM WITH THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION ON JUNE 13, 1970. HE WAS KILLED ON JUN 22, 1970 IN CAMBODIA. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I AM TRYING TO LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE 25TH IN VIETNAM DURING HIS TIME THERE. I JUST CAN’T FORGET THIS LONG LOST CHILDHOOD FRIEND OF MINE DURING THE 1950’S.
very nice… congratulations!!
Dear Dave, I really enjoyed reading about the restoration of your 1952 Tripacer. I to own a Tripacer it’s a 1958 PA-22-150 with the same paint scheme as your’s. N8708D has given me a lot of enjoyment along with my 1941 DC-65 tandem Taylorcraft. I’m in the process of restoring a 1945 BC-12D Taylorcraft. Your’s truly’ Bruce
Wonderful web-site. I have really enjoyed it. I was 25th Arty (1/8th A Btry) 69/70. I was lucky enough to get to return for a visit to the old AO in October 1998. Vietnam has really changed. Yes it was hard to decide to go, but now I feel every vet should return if you can. Thanks again for the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings.
As a veteran of the 25th Inf. A Co 25th Aaviation Btl I wish to thank you for your web site, your notes. I also enjoy sharing the fun times and crazy things that happened.
It was nice to hear from another Red Leg again, specially a brother from 25th DIVARTY. From a blood brother of the HHB, 2/11 Field Artillery, 25th ID(L). Remembering the POWS from Tropic Lightining. God Bless
Chris M. < >
I do not agree with the government’s decision to send troops to Vietnam for a war that they would not commit to. However, you were a soldier and you have the thanks of another American for serving us.
Very nice page! I was in Pleiku-An Khe in 1969-70; extended for an early out and they added an extra 30 day drop just before X-mas 1970. WANTED: Audiotapes of Vietnam radio traffic, fire missions, firefights, cockpit tapes, AFVN, etc. Also Vietnam home movies on video. Have MUCH of same to trade. Thank you.
Best wishes to you. God Bless, tt
Dave, nice job on your homepage! Arch
I found your site while messing around in Secrets of War. I am currently a ground radar surveillence operator (scope dope) and we currently employ the AN/TPS-43 and -75. Whenever I tell anyone (including other military personnel) what I do, they either shrug their shoulders or ask if I’m in AWACS, it’s refreshing to actually see that our career field has a history.
I really like your site. I am the C.O. of the warbirds of america squadron #14 here in topeka ks. we are restoring a C-47 and it will be in the markings of an AC-47 in which John Levitow won the medal of Honor in on Feb. 24th 1969. we are selling SPOOKY memberships as a fund raiser to get her painted and flying by this summer. KEEP EM FLYING
Looking for men who served in DUSTER,QUAD,SEARCHLIGHT, VULCAN HAWK units in Vietnam 1965 to 1972. Email for relunion and newsletter info.
LEN AND MARY JANE PETERS SEARCHING FOR BILL AND RITA WOOD LEN SERVED WITH BILL AT FT BRAGG AND IN KORES
lsbaird – spouse of vet/pfc.RWBaird
Looking for someone/anyone who may have served with my husband in 25th infintry 3/67-3/68 who remembers him. He also was at Cu-Chu. Needs help aquiring VA benefits. As a vietnam vet’s spouse for 30yr have special place in my heart for all stories. lsbaird Thank you!
Hi dad, just check’n in
I served with the 2/77 artillery from 1968 to 1969 in the area of Dau Tieng, Cu Chi, Tay Ninh, Trang Bang, Angel Wing. It was nice running into your page. GOD bless Brothers
Mark & Marcy Earl
We are looking for a Tripacer project to restore. We own a 1947 Stinson 108-1 Voyager that has 250 hrs since complete restoration. The Stinson is a little to much for her right now, being a taildragger. We would appreciate any leads to a good solid project Tripacer. Thank you, Mark & Marcy Earl
Hello: What a great site – I enjoyed it thoroughly – checked out all the photos and read most of the “essays” from Basic to Homecoming and especially liked the R & R to Tokyo – what an experience. My ex served in DaNang 69/70 – we spent out R&R in the Ala Moana Hale Motel on Ala Moana Hale Blvd in Honolulu – had a marvelous time but too short, of course! My sn is an Army Sgt. presently stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY – just returned from 3 yrs in Germany – 10 months in Bosnia – nice to have him back in the States. Thanks for your service and your page – Welcome Home. ArmyMom
need more pictures but still nice web page
I do need some pictures from the vietnam war for a report.
Stephen A. Scholes
From one MIRACLE to another MIRACLE welcome home.
B.Co 36th Sig, 86th Sig Bn. Cu Chi, Mar 67- Mar 69, Now in Sierra Vista, AZ. Have alot of pictures from the tower to base camp. Went to GoDaHa a few times.
i appreciate your website i thank you for sharing not many people do thanks it was great!
im a student working on tales of the tet offensive what can you tell me thank you for you help
I was with the 1st of the 5th,25th at cu chi 66 and 67. My CO was Major Oliver. I got hit in Nov. and laid up at Ft. Knox’s for almost 18 months. I really don’t remember very many guys from there because they left to fast. Got to go will get back later.
Really enjoyed your writtings Dave,you brought back a lot of long lost memories. Was in A/1/35th 4th Inf 67/68, My brother Dan was there at the same time in the Marines but we never got to see each other. Went to Japan for R&R also and found the Japanese to be the most hospitable of any place I’ve been. The taxis were a real trip though, more later.
LOCKHART , NEIL
GOOD HOMEPAGE. I KINDA MISS SCHOFIELD A LITTLE MYSELF
Nice page. I can say that with some authority after going through a couple of hundred web sites in search of my significant other’s buddies from Nam. Have found one. Am still looking for the others.Keep up the good work! Welcome home.
Hello, What a great collection of stories and pictures. I must commend you for your writing style, this is one of the nicest pages I’ve ever read. I am a newly minted private pilot at the tender age of 41 (got my ticket 3 days after my birthday in January) and I must say your sentiments about flying with your family for camping, adventure and closeness is shared by me. Since I live in Beaverton (Portland) Oregon, I’m still waiting for the rain to clear so I can start shopping for MY first plane– found a nice PA22-150 in Hood River that sounds like a goody! I hope you still have your TP, and continue to enjoy it for many years. Regards and Happy Landings, Glen Geller
John A (Jack)Scattergood
Hi Dave.I was with the 25th from July 64-Jan67.All of 66 was spent in the CuChi area.What a place, from a peanut field to a Fort.All is behind us now.cheers to all of the veterans of the Vietnam time.
Hello Dave! My Dad just told me you had a nice website and it is! I’ve been taking classes on how to write and create web stuff and I see a lot of it here. E-mail anytime, I’m still down here in Carpinteria.
I too was in Cu Chi (mostly at base camp however). I was against the war from start to finish and many good folks died I think for nothing. I got there just in time for the 68 TET and we were rocketed and/or mortared every night for the first few months. I did love Saigon though and curiously enough I work with an engineer (Vietnamese) who was only 5 years old when spirited out of country during the 1975 pullout. Love your web site.
Hi, Thought I’d just jot you a quick line to complement you on your ’52 Pacer. I can remember my very first ride in a general aviation aircraft, and it was in a Tri-Pacer. I’ve been hooked ever since. It is my intention to own a Tri-Pacer someday. Economical, fun to fly, and classic in design. It will always look great. Looks like you take very good care of her. Nice web page too. Regards, EC
just dropped in for a few minutes loved your fun page.
Hi Im’ Rick “Hunky Sicilian. I seerved with the 25th Inf. Div. 1/5 Mec Co Bobcats at Cu Chi from late Oct 68 thru Jan 69. The tour was cut short after only 3 long months in the county/ Was medevaced to Camp Drake Japan- Walter Reed Hsp Washington, D.C. then to Ft Knox Hosp. Names I can remember from our outfit 1Lt Tom Dellatore, Medic “Doc” English, SP4 Armond “Frog” Fleury, SP4 Perry Helm, PCF Bob Carrol, PFC Vito Pilla. Lost contact after being sent back to the world. Honored to have served with all oy you. Home Adress 7894 Congo Rd S.E. P.O. Box 12 Corning, Ohio 43730 E-Mail email@example.com
Great page!!!! Appreciate the pics especially of the 69 Bob Hope Christmas show. I remember Connie and also Miss Minnesota. Spent most of my time at Cu Chi in the S-1 Section there. I was the one that wrote up and issued a lot of the awards that went to the brave folks in the field. Hats off to you all and God Bless. Larry Emmons Cu Chi and Bear Cat 69/70.
Your article “My Thoughts Today” were words I could never come up with. My sons, always proud of the Nam Viet Dad, always wanted to explain to their classmates, “The U.S. soldier was not the reason our goal in Vietnam wasn’t achieved”. You’ve explained it beautifully. I was very proud of all who I served with. Thanks, Coy McNiel Combat Medic 4th Infranty Division, Pleiku 69-70
I have a buddy who I met and went through AIT with at Ft. Polk. We flew to VN together. He went to 25th, I to 9th. Never saw or heard from him again. His name isn’t on the wall, so I’m sure he returned. Anyone knowing of Lawrence Pacquette (Larry), I would appreciate a note. Haven’t been able to locate him through other avenues. Really enjoyed reading your page. Helps with some closure to an otherwise dreadful time in all our lives.