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Well this is not my home page but it is my dads home page and I thought you might be intrested in the STC that he sells for a Rudder Trim & Skylight. I liked your page and story on the Tri-pacer. :)
Dave I just quickly browsed your site - plan to come back soon. I served with the 25th for a while in B btry,2 BN, 32Arty, but we were disbanded at some point. I'm having trouble putting some of the dates, places together again. I just started going 'back to Nam' (in my mind), and am about to start looking for buddies, etc..Your memoirs brought back some of my own. Very well written. thanks, Doug
One of the best and most thoughtful pages I have seen. Congradulations!
I SERVED AS A SCOUT IN THE 4TH BN 22ND INFANTRY(25TH INF DIV)1988-92.THE EXPIERENCES YOU ALL WENT THROUGH REALLY TOUCHED ALOT OF US YOUNGER SOLDIERS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS. THANK YOU.
Dave, A quiet evening. Just fooling around I plug in the unlikely word, Loc Giang, and there's your website. I was there with the 234 FA Det roughly a year after you were there. Moreover, I was also at Hep Hoa (sp?) at the old sugar mill on the Vam Co Dong. Your pictures of Loc Giang look identical to mine. Even the dogs look the same! Also, our tower also tipped over. It's all quite surreal.... Best Wishes, Larry
Thank you--very nice site to visit.
Thought you might like to know The Black Lady Mountain is still there and as beautiful as it was then or maybe more beautiful. I have been able to travel to the area many times since 69. Was just there again a few weeks ago and again rode the skylift up the side of the mountain. The area is much calmer today. The lady is just as beautiful and the people are very friendly to a visiting ex serviceman. After going back the people have begun to recognize me and it feels kinda of nice. Thank goodness there isn't anymore war there and the families can live in peace. Whether we were right or the communists were right! Peace today reigns in spite of both of us. Good site. Curtis
Dave, I enjoyed your description of the AN/TPS-25 Radar system. I became familiar with the TPS-25 radar system while stationed in Alaska, in 1968. I was assigned to: Ground Surveillance Radar & Long Range Reconaissance, HHC 6th Bn 9th INF Regiment (Manchus!), 171st INF Brigade(Mehanized).
Great page! I loved that you had photos of the Tipsy 25. I too used the Tipsy 25 in combat but during Desert Storm as opposed to Vietnam. I always loved how people didn't have a clue about what the Tipsy 25 was or did. People when they saw it always were in awww of its odd looks. I remember one time while doing a static display of the radar a Vietnam Vet came up to me and made the comment that he wished that they had this during the Vietnam war. I actually started laughing and then told him that the radar had been in service since 1953! In fact the Field Manual for the AN/TPS 25 was from 1953 as well. I joined the army in December of 1988 I never thought I would be working on equipment that old. But I will say this, the Tipsy 25 was a great piece of equipment and I am still very proud that I was able to follow in the footsteps of so many fine radar operators before my time. The Tipsy 25 is now just a faint memory and few people other than those of us who used it will ever know much about it as it slips further into obscurity. Well take care sir! It was a pleasure seeing your fine webpage.