Saturday, September 04, 2004

Vietnam Veterans

Following is a list of those Veterans that have responded to my request. Names are in date order as to when they first entered Vietnam. Each one has had varied duties, location and dates when each served honorably in Vietnam. All have reported that they have never heard rumors or witnessed the atrocities that John Kerry accused each one of participating in.

"All Gave Some...Some Gave All "

Welcome Home, Weary Soldier, Welcome Home (A beautiful song)

5/8/64 - 5/21/69, George F. Cochran, Major USAF (Ret), Co-Pilot and Aircraft Commander on heavy transports, Ton Son Nhut AFB, Danang AFB, Pleiku, Cam Rahn Bay, Que Nhon, Nha Trang, Phu Cat and Tuy Hoa.

8/8/64 - 11/65, Dennis E. Hickey, Major, USAF (Ret), B-57 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Ton Son Nhut AFB, Bien Hoa AFB, Nha Trang and Danang AFB.

11/64 - 6/65, Russell Shaw, Lt. Colonel, USAF USAF (Ret), Commander, Communications Squadron, Bien Hoa AFB.

65 - 68, (In & Out), K.C. O'Brien, Captain, U.S. Merchant Marine, CWO (Ret), Civilain, Dept of Defense, Danang AFB, Cam Rahn Bay, Vung Ro, Nha Trang, Cape St. Jauqe (Vung Tau), Nha Bhe and Saigon. Capt.ob@sbcglobal. net

8/65 - 12/65, Joseph M. Bossi, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

12/24/65 - 12/31/66, John Truman Richey, USN, Operation Market Time, Radioman on PCF 3 and 74, PCF Div 101 An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island.

66 - 67, Walter B. "Radar" O'Reilly, E-4, USA, Intelligence G-2, 25th Infantry Division, Cu Chi RVN.

4/66 - 4/67, Charles G. Lee, SSgt, USAF (Ret), Security Police, Danang AFB.

6/15/66 - 7/5/67, Carlos E. Fletcher, Major, USAF (Ret), Air Intelligence Officer, 366 TFW (F-4), Navigator Rating, 0-1 Recce, Back Seat F-4, F-100, B-57 and Canberra, Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan Province, II Corp), and Special Forces Bases.

9/66 - /67, Walter M. Stolpa, Jr., CMSgt, USAF (Ret), Security Policeman, Nha Trang AB.

9/66 - 9/67, James E. Fossee, Colonet USAF (Ret), Aircraft Maintenenca Stakk Officer, HQ 7th, AF, Ton Son Nhut AFB, Bien Hoa AFB, Tuy Hoa, Cam Rahn Bay, Nha Trang and Danang AFB.

3/67 - 5/68, Stephen W. Amodt, Captain, USMC (Ret), Lance Corporal, M-60 Machine Gunner, Team Leader. Later, a Rifle Squad Leader. I Corps, 2nd Marine Battalion, 3rd Marine Div. Khesanh, Gio linh, Hoa Lo and DMZ.

8/67 - 8/68, E.W. "Gus" Guenther, Colonel, USAF (Ret), F-100 Fighter Pilot with 317 combat missions.

11/15/67 - 12/15/68, Claud A. (Dad) Ward, Jr., Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret). Fighter Pilot, one of two 7th Air Force Controllers of Air Force fighter strikes, in and out of country. Ton Son Nhut AFB.

4/29/68 - 7/30/69, Robert E. Garrett, Major, USAF (Ret), Aircraft Maintenance Officer for 5 Squadrons of F-100 Aircraft at Tuy Hoa.

5/68 - 9/68, Arthur L. McGinley, USMCR, 1st Lt., Platoon Commander and XO, I Co., 3rd Bn., 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Operation Houston III & IV, Phu Loc 6, An Hoa, Duy Dong 1, 2, 3, and Danang AFB.

6/4/68 - 6/4/69, Orson A. Kinney, Major, USAF (Ret), OIC, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section, 366th Munitions Maintenance Squadron, Danang AFB.

7/26/68 - 7/25/69. Monroe T. Smith, Maj. General, USAF (Ret), 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing, Maintenance Control Officer, Cam Rahn Bay, Dutch Phong.

8/1/68 - 8/1/69, Casper S. Vajdos, MSgt, USAFR (Ret), 554 and 555 Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron, Danang AFB, Tuy Hoa AB.

10/13/68 - 4/69, Benjamine W. Carde, Jr., Major, USAF (Ret), C-130,
F-4D Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Cam Rahn Bay, Nha Trang.

11/25/68 - Unk, Roger J. Bartholomew, Lt. Colonel, USA, Killed in Action, 1st Calvary Helicopter Pilot. Submitted by Daughter, Laura Bartholomew Armstrong.

68 - 3/69, Don Bendell, Captain, USA (Ret), Top Secret Phoenix Project and three other Special Forces Groups, Medivaced in March 1969. In and out of the Jungles of Vietnam. (A bestselling author of 21 books with over 1,500,000 in print world-wide.)

4/69 - 5/69, Joseph M. Bossi, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army (Ret), Unit and Duty Classified, Project 404, Laos.

6/69 - 6/70, Kevin T. McKeeman, RDSN, U.S. Navy, Cat Lo and An Thoi in the Delta, Radarman/50Caliber Machine Gunner, Swift Boat #3, An Thoi, Purple Heart.

7/3/69 - 7/2/70, Merle J. Vernone, Major, USAF (Ret), Commander, Det 1, 6994th Security Squadron (EC-47 Recon), Nha Trang AB, Phu Cat AB, Danang AFB, Ton Son Nhut AFB, I Corp and II Corp.

68 - 69, Patrick Michel, Lt., USMC (Ret), Duty on the DMZ.

68 - 69, Mackubin T. Owens, USMC, Infantry Platoon Leader.

4/69 - 4/70, Rich Richardson, SFC, USA (Ret), Doorgunner on UH-1 with Co. 4th Avn Bn, 4th Inf Div, VN Jungle.

5/69 - 5/79, David Agniel, Major, USAF (Ret), Commander, 6th Supply Squadron and Deputy Base Commander (Materiel), Binh Thuy AB, Can Tho City, Ton Son Nhut AFB.

6/13/69 - 6/13/70, John A. Scarborough, Captain, U.S. Army, 2nd Pilot Cmdr., A Company, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 101 Abn/Air Mobile Div, Camp Evans.

8/69 - 9/70, Gary E. Townsend, EN1, USN (Ret), PCF 3 Engineer operating out of An Thoi, Seafloat, and whole Mekong Delta area. Last three months as Swiftboat Advisor out of Cam Rhan Bay for the turning over of boats to South Vietnam Navy.

9/69 - 9/70, Bill Curtis, Major, USAF, Navigator, RF-C Phantom, 158 missions over Laos and North Vietnam, Udorn AFB, Thailand.

69 - 69, William S. Babcock, Colonel USA (Ret), Helicopter Pilot, II Corp.

4/21/70 - 4/1/71, Gary R. Assell, SSgt, U.S. Army, Platoon Sgt,. Delta Co., 2nd Batallion, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 25th Infantry Division, Cu Chi and MACV Advance Tm 50, 44th STZ, Cao Lahn.

7/1/70 - 7/1/71, Edward E. Johnson, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Operations Officer, 3rd Security Police Squadron, Commander, 6251st Security Police Squadron, Bien Hoa AFB.

7/70 - 7/71, Dennis J. O'Brien, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Pilot C&EC-121. Performed as Pilot, Training Officer, Flight Commander, Tuy Hoa, TonSon Nhut AFB, Nha Trang, Danang AFB and others.

8/70 - 4/72, Ivan P. Adams, U.S. Army, E-4, Mechanic, Long Binh.

1/71 - 8/71, Robert M. Slane, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Base Commander at Bien Hoa AFB as the Senior American Officer in support of U.S. Tactical Flying Detachments and the Vietnamese Wing, Bien Hoa AFB.

7/71 - 7/72, Frederick A. Kloeppel, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret), Advisor to the VNAF Commander, 1st Maintenance and Supply Wing, Danang AFB, Ton Son Nhut, Bien Hoa AFB, Nha Trang AB, Marble Mountain.

4/74 - 4/25/75, Russel Shaw, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret), Director, Plans, Programs and Operations, Communications-Electronics, Defense Attache Office, Saigon, Pleiku, Nha Trang AB, Vung Tao.

Many more Names will follow.

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