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Mike Madden Mike Madden from Strongsville OH wrote on February 12, 2021 at 7:38 AM:
Dave Had occasion to revisit your site and re-read your section on the tower with interest. As i've mentioned in earlier posts, I was a member of a TPS AN 25 unit with the 1st Infantry Division in the same time frame you were in country. I was a 13A when I arrived ( not TPS 25 formal training) in March 1969 assigned to the 2/33 battalion HQ company in Lai Khe. From there we were sent to a TPS-25 unit in a little burg called Cat Lai on the Song be river just east of Saigon. This was a bout the time the NVA were shooting some big rockets into Saigon from the swamps east of the city and we were there to help stop them. We had our antenna on top of an old French built water tower about 80' high and had to it up by hand--what a bit*h and dangerous. Anyway, we stayed there till late August and then moved to a FB east of Lai Khe. We were issued the same tower you had--80'-- and had to figure out ourselves how to put it up--not easy. We had the same response from the artillery and grunts at the FB regarding the tower--they didn't like it since it made a great aiming point for a mortar crew. As posted earlier, we eventually left that FB and set up shop at an ARVN compound in your AO--sw of Cu Chi right off the main round. IIRC, the unit was turned over to the 25th division when we left--I was assigned to the 11th ACR in Di An from 3/70-5/70 until I left country. Anyway, again thanks for this great site; fascinating info on a device I've tried to explain to my fmaily members over the years. Mike
Dave Had occasion to revisit your site and re-read your section on the tower with interest. As i've mentioned in earlier posts, I was a member of a TPS AN 25 unit with the 1st Infantry Division in the same time frame you were in country. I was a 13A when I arrived ( not TPS 25 formal training) in March 1969 assigned to the 2/33 battalion HQ company in Lai Khe. From there we were sent to a TPS-25 unit in a little burg called Cat Lai on the Song be river just east of Saigon. This was a bout the time the NVA were shooting some big rockets into Saigon from the swamps east of the city and we were there to help stop them. We had our antenna on top of an old French built water tower about 80' high and had to it up by hand--what a bit*h and dangerous. Anyway, we stayed there till late August and then moved to a FB east of Lai Khe. We were issued the same tower you had--80'-- and had to figure out ourselves how to put it up--not easy. We had the same response from the artillery and grunts at the FB regarding the tower--they didn't like it since it made a great aiming point for a mortar crew. As posted earlier, we eventually left that FB and set up shop at an ARVN compound in your AO--sw of Cu Chi right off the main round. IIRC, the unit was turned over to the 25th division when we left--I was assigned to the 11th ACR in Di An from 3/70-5/70 until I left country. Anyway, again thanks for this great site; fascinating info on a device I've tried to explain to my fmaily members over the years. Mike
Jim Frick Jim Frick from White Bear Lake wrote on February 7, 2021 at 12:29 PM:
Enjoyed the site. I was with 19th TASS out of Bien Hoa in 1970-1971. Our group, Rustics, did the FAC work in Cambodia during this time. I spent time on top of Nui ba Den over a period of 6 months as Rustic Alpha coordinating nightime air strikes in Cambodia in support of the Cambodian fight against the Khymer Rouge. My first daughter was born back home while I was up on Black Virgin Mt. 7/11/71. Lots of memories from working/living up there.
Enjoyed the site. I was with 19th TASS out of Bien Hoa in 1970-1971. Our group, Rustics, did the FAC work in Cambodia during this time. I spent time on top of Nui ba Den over a period of 6 months as Rustic Alpha coordinating nightime air strikes in Cambodia in support of the Cambodian fight against the Khymer Rouge. My first daughter was born back home while I was up on Black Virgin Mt. 7/11/71. Lots of memories from working/living up there.
Chris Woelk Chris Woelk from Kansas City, Missouri wrote on September 21, 2016 at 5:14 PM:
Reworking my site and testing links I came to your site and got to wondering how you are. I see you are getting recent entries in your guestbook. Good site.
Reworking my site and testing links I came to your site and got to wondering how you are. I see you are getting recent entries in your guestbook. Good site.
Fernando Amaton Fernando Amaton from Fontana, CA wrote on December 23, 2015 at 2:24 AM:
Dave, I emailed you back 1997 to tell you how I kept my military service from the public. You remember how we kept quiet about Vietnam. I was stationed at Ft Sill, 69-70, MOS 93F20, A Battery, Staff Facility Battalion, USAFA. Some in my class went to Germany, most to Vietnam. I'm still looking for Bob Trapp, Mathew Odom, and Gibbony. They shipped to Vietnam about September 1969.
Dave, I emailed you back 1997 to tell you how I kept my military service from the public. You remember how we kept quiet about Vietnam. I was stationed at Ft Sill, 69-70, MOS 93F20, A Battery, Staff Facility Battalion, USAFA. Some in my class went to Germany, most to Vietnam. I'm still looking for Bob Trapp, Mathew Odom, and Gibbony. They shipped to Vietnam about September 1969.
Chet Krone Chet Krone wrote on May 7, 2015 at 7:48 PM:
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.
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.
Andrew Martinez Andrew Martinez from San BuenaVentura, CA wrote on May 7, 2015 at 6:12 PM:
I am responding to an entry by J James whose father was with MACV Frac Team 1. I have seen your email address a number of times and have tried to contact you. I too as well was with the same team and knew your father. We both were on Hill 327 just west of Da Nang from May 72 til July 72 when I left for Camp Evans and he also served with another on hill 55. I am in contact with John Puthoff who knew him well. We have contacted his captain, Guy Nanney and a master Sargent Weber. I think I have a picture of your dad when we were on Hill 327. If you ever check this post, my email is valid, contact me. This email is dated June 5, 2015. June 5, 2015
I am responding to an entry by J James whose father was with MACV Frac Team 1. I have seen your email address a number of times and have tried to contact you. I too as well was with the same team and knew your father. We both were on Hill 327 just west of Da Nang from May 72 til July 72 when I left for Camp Evans and he also served with another on hill 55. I am in contact with John Puthoff who knew him well. We have contacted his captain, Guy Nanney and a master Sargent Weber. I think I have a picture of your dad when we were on Hill 327. If you ever check this post, my email is valid, contact me. This email is dated June 5, 2015. June 5, 2015
Rick Pimentel Rick Pimentel from Epping, NH wrote on February 25, 2015 at 3:11 PM:
Hi Dave, Great job on your new site. I just spent some time reading about 25th Div Arty and life in general in Nam.
Hi Dave, Great job on your new site. I just spent some time reading about 25th Div Arty and life in general in Nam.
Jerry Bickford Jerry Bickford from SC, USA wrote on February 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM:
I really like the way you designed your website. I particularly enjoyed your in-depth information about your adventures in the US Army. Many thanks for a job well done!
I really like the way you designed your website. I particularly enjoyed your in-depth information about your adventures in the US Army. Many thanks for a job well done!
Roger A. Mc Gill Roger A. Mc Gill wrote on February 22, 2015 at 10:12 PM:
Dave, Great job you did on your WEB site. Really liked the way you put together your story from the begining to the end. Brought back many memories and at times thought I was reading my own story. Served with the 3/4 Cav at Cu Chi, 65-66. God Bless and WELCOME HOME!
Dave, Great job you did on your WEB site. Really liked the way you put together your story from the begining to the end. Brought back many memories and at times thought I was reading my own story. Served with the 3/4 Cav at Cu Chi, 65-66. God Bless and WELCOME HOME!
Robert Land Robert Land wrote on July 31, 2005 at 10:10 PM:
Hq. Hq. Btry. Cu Chi.Vietnam, May 6, 1968 to May 7, 1969. Tower guard.
Hq. Hq. Btry. Cu Chi.Vietnam, May 6, 1968 to May 7, 1969. Tower guard.