was in nam in 69-70, stationed at fsb pershing with the 2/12 inf, 25th inf div. was a 4.2″ mortar fo for 6 mos. remember calling in our mortars on radar sightings. spent last 6 mos in the mortar fdc. enjoyed your page and the photos. think our battalion worked out of go da ha once. anyway, welcome home!
Pleiku, An Khe, Vietnam…69 – 70 3/12, 4th Inf. Div. RTO for Co. C. Still looking for the world I left in March of 69.
Great Web site! Always enjoy getting to look at other Tripacers. Great music also Gene Pa22-160 N8114D
Enjoyed the gallery pictures. Keep up the good work. Will check back later to see any updates
Rick R. Jones
Hey great page! Was sent here via the SPWC digest. See ya. – Rick
Kenny Brown – Tri-Pacer N2848P
Cool. Appreciate you straightening out the AOPA photo to. Keep ’em Flying, Kenny B
I Love the picture of your old pacer. Like you, my dad had a a Tri-Pacer back in the 70’s. He often talks about it and wishes he still had it. I use to sit in his lap and ” FLY” when I was 4. Those were the days.
Sumner W. Kinney
I was at the Xmas 69 Bob Hope show in Cu Chi and I to lost my heart to Connie Stevens. She was great!!! I was with the HHB 1st Bn 8th Fld Arty in Cu Chi from Jan 69 to May of 70. S2 section in the TOC. Would like to hear from anyone in that era.
Nice websight!!I am building a Lancair IV-P and got your sight on a search.
Joe Waldroff, Major, USAF Retired (1972)
You might have heard me fly over a few times while you were in Nam. I flew 105 combat missions in the B-52 hitting targets in Viet Nam (North & South) and the Ho Chi Mihn Trail. It has been so long ago now I’m probably misspelling the trail. V/R, Joe W.
ey Dave! great page! Say a big hello to everyone for me and big “The Pope!’ to Bubba. See ya around
Thanks for the peek!
I DID NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO SERVE IN THE BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY BUT I HAD ONE BROTHER WHO SERVED IN THE NAVY DURING THE VIETNAM WAR AND ONE OUTHER BROTHER THAT WENT TO TO WEST POINT DURING THE EARY 70’S.HAVE A GREAT DAY.MAY GOD KEEP THE WORLD SAFE!!!!!! BRIAN
Dave, you have done an excellent job. I too was an “Electric Strawberry.” I had the honor to serve as a platoon leader with the 3d Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Division in 70-71. The 22nd Infantry Regiment Society is seeking all former “Regulars,” offering camaraderie, fellowship, a quarterly newsletter, biannual reunions, and a Web Page at http://www.22ndinfantry.org
Was in Vietnam Oct 67-68. Stationed at Cu Chi until Dec. 67. Went to Tay Ninh until Oct. 68. Was by Black Virgin Mountain through Christmas 1967. Was with 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, Company C – Golden Dragon. 1424 Greenview Ave, Janesville, Wi 53545
i love your site i rocks! i am 17 and i am overloaded with interest for the vietnam war. i enjoy every fact of it that i can possibly get my hands on. Thanks you so much for this site!
Was looking for something entirely different when I stumbled upon your name, but that’s not all. When I saw we had Nam in common, I said, let’s take a look. Nice site. If you get a chance come visit mine.
I was in Vietnam at the same time as you, but extended for five weeks, getting out in May of 70. I was with the 2/14th, and we worked a bit south and east of your area,between you and Cu Chi – though I did have the opportunity to drive to Tay Ninh several times. My Bob Hope picture is at http://www.en.com/users/kramsey/vn4c01.html – we were flown in from the field to see it. I enjoyed your site – good layout, interesting information. You’ve done a nice job with it! Kirk
Super Site I served with 7BN/11Arty 25Inf. Div Senior Radar Operator AN/MPQ-4A Counter Morotr Radar Jan 1965- Oct 1966 at Cuchi WELCOME HOME !!!
Thomas K. Barnhill
Please, check out my page, my sister and I need all the volunteers, we can find to make this concept work. If you wish, after reading our page, you can fly down to Phoenix, Az in your plane and meet us, personally. Please call us at 1-602-357-2898 if you plan to be in the area or email us before you fly in. Semper Fi Thomas- USMC-retired.
Excellent job on your page. Keep up the good work.
I would just like to say that this is very special. I’m glad there is some recognition!
LOOKS GOOD DAVID!!
I was there in 1967.
Stefanie and Dana
Fets55@aol.com (that’s both of us)
We looked up your site because we are doing a Vietnam project. We both found it really interesting, especially since it came right from a Vietnam Veteran. Thank you very much for the wonderful info!! Bye- Stef and Dana
SFC FRED BUYARSKI
Hey Buddy,Welcome home. No one told us that so I always say it. Nam 71-72. I corps 101st, MACV, Take care.
Excellent home page for aviation buffs. Do you know if there are any Fuji FA200 aircraft in the states? I own one but I believe there aren’t many in the world.
Jonathan K Schultz
Nice job on your web page You have alot going on here I’ll be back to spend more time here checking everything out.
I was in A 2/12 from June 69 till June 70 11B . We were in on stand down for the 69 Bob Hope show. It was the worst and best year of my life.
David L. Duhon
I WAS WITH “A” TROOP 3/4 CAV. FROM JAN. TO DEC. 1970.
Really liked the Tri-Pacer story. I have been in one in the early 70’s The Crop duster I worked for had one before he got his Enstrom heli. Then he became a pain in the butt, as he would hover above the duster pilots and bother them on the radio, his call sign “Eagle one” our reply,”Ego one”! I must admit that my flight experience is limited to 172s a Luscomb 8a and my first flights thru solo in a 115 hp Citabria. Never quite got the licence but enjoy flying. and have a few GOOD stories about flying. My youngest son and I now fly R/C. I am guessing you live somewhere near Pismo / Morro area? You are welcome to come visit and fly R/C with us at our home field in Madera (Fresno Radio Modelers). Currently rebuilding a .60 size Model Tech CAP 21. and will be starting on a Yellow Aircraft A-4 which is what brought me to your page. I am looking for an unusual or distinctly marked A-4 to use for my paint scheme. So far I am partial to the Bi-centenial scheme. I also am lucky that one of the guys I work with was an A-4 ground crew men in the Navy so I can ask lots of questions. Nice Page! Also…I just finished a Jet Hanger Hobbies F-86 for a friend of mine (actully a rebuild of a crash) that has the same paint scheme as your photos! What a trip to see it!
vietnam was a cruel for everyone, but it was a best lesson for the politician to learn before they like to send people over for war! thanks for the information.
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I came across your site while doing research for a term paper. It’s funny, when I started this, I thought it would be just an other paper. But the more I read, the more interested i became. Thank you for your page and for all you’ve done. I had always considered myself a strong military supporter, but I had no idea what that was until recently. Thank you for fighting, it’s the highest honor there is.
Larry Ober 523 Trans. Co 8tth Group
Good page 69-70 Qui Nhon
Hi! Just stopped by for a visit. Your site is very nice and easy to navigate. I invite you to stop by The Town Square sometime. Take care and have a great day!
I am stationed with the 25th inf. now and am trying to find out about 6/77 arty during the war for my uncle if you could help or any others I would appreciate it. Sgt. O’Connell 1-27 wolfhounds Tropic Lightning, HooaH
ANY INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF THE BOB HOPE`S CHRISTMAS WITH THE TROOP`S VIDEO FROM 1966 IN VIETNAM WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
nathan n. crowe
served in NAM 1969-70 u.s. army mortuary-Danang
Read your comment from the Just Cause link and I agree 100%. Enjoyed your site and loved the music. Need that for my site. We were there at the same time. Somewhere to the right of your picture in that sea of troops at the Cu Chi Bob Hope show is where I stood. Was passing through and had to hang around for the show. Last saw Hope in Morrocco, 1957. Full circle, time to go, so “Off we go…” Jim
Loved the page! It was very helpful in my school report. Thanks!
Garland H. Hamlett, Jr.
I am looking for Howard Hill who was in the 25th Division, Armor Unit last known assignment was Germany ’74-’75. I was stationed with him. He is known to be from the Louisville, Kentucky area. I have had no known contact with him since ’75. Anyone who has any information may contact me at this e-mail address.
would like to hear from others who was in hq. battery 1 of the 8 arty. thanks
I was wondering if I write down some of your info. you have here and tell me class about it for extra credit in my world history class. I understand if you say no. Thanks for you time and effort
Hey Dave! Great web site. Loved the Tripacer story. Thanks for the kind words on SWPC. Contact me if you’re up in the Livermore (LVK) neck of the woods. Graham
WOW… a great story and a great page….thanks for putting this on the www for everyone to enjoy….Glenn
very neat testimony. Nice to read. Interesting links. Thanks, Joan Vietnam Vet Wife.
Enjoyed visiting. Thank you for sharing. SSG Barry Holland, 7th BN 11th FA, Tay Ninh AO, “68-“69.
Derek and Travis
Great midi selecion and photos. Nice web site.
Thank you for the great photo’s of P51 mustangs. I’m going to build a 1/4 scale mustang this winter. I got a Zenoah G42. Can you recamend a good kit? Thanks again Ken Cole