119 th AHC FLIGHT LOG
THANKS YOU FOR STOPPING BY. WE HOPE TO FIND PEOPLE OR LOVED ONES THAT SERVED WITH THE 119TH AHC. PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US. lET US KNOW HOW YOU FIT IN.

bilbee,gregory-bill - 12/17/00 16:42:50
My Email:gbilbee@wyoming.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967-68-69
Unit #: 119ahc-gators-crocs

Comments:
with 119 ahc 1967-68-69 anyone out there-lets get in touch

gerald f. hobby - 12/13/00 01:28:50
My Email:jerlinhobby @aol.com
Tour Of Duty: oct 68 oct 69
Unit #: 92nd ahc/1ffv

Comments:
scott griswold was a classmate of mine.i would like to know how he died.you guys were a great unit.well respected by your peers.

Mike Humphrey - 12/11/00 05:26:55
My Email:phxsfo2@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 20Sept68-4Apr70
Unit #: 119th AML/AHC

Comments:
When and where is the year 2001 reunion going to take place? I would love to see as many of you as I could. If anyone out there remembers me, please drop me a line. I will try and leave messages to those I'd like to talk to again.

Jack Cloud(J.C.) - 12/06/00 21:36:48
My Email:Croc426@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 68-69
Unit #: Crocs

Comments:
Where is?: Nilius, Sampson, Hawkins, Hudkins,Tricky Dick, Sugar Bear, Suggs, Pappy, Banish, Doug Martin, Apgar, Trebby,MacDonald, Weller,Maj. Ken carey, Maj.Fernald and all those other names from 68-69 that are missing?

Dennis O. Wilson - 12/02/00 19:29:58
My Email:dwilson@trib.com
Tour Of Duty: 11/68 - 11/70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Wow! What a great site. Like many, my memory isn't what it used to be, and for some time I've suppressed many VN remembrances. I was Gator 25 from May'70 to deactivation (a callsign I inherited from WO Sherman) and flew 66-16317; my nickname was "Pickett . Remember being covered by Shoofly a bunch; always safe. I'd really like to hear from/about WO's Peyton, Horn, Mittendorf, Estes, Holland, Walthall, Olive, Thorn, Sherman, Branch, Xerxes, Norton, Reipe, and commissoned types like Tom Gardner, Torres, S ufley, et al. Hey Shoofly, what are you up to these days??

FRED HUMPHRIES - 11/25/00 23:51:22
My Email:fredhumphries2000@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: oct.69 to 70
Unit #: 119th ahc

Comments:
Helo to all my maints.& flight crew bros. Hope some of you remember me. Mike Chacon and I were best frends. We stay in touch after all these years. I started in maints. and became gator6 ( Major Conrad) crew cheif. After he left I went to the crocs and cr wed before leaving. Well thats it in a nut shell . Give me a line if any of this looks familiar. Welcome home to all of you....

JOHN MORRISON SP4 - 11/24/00 15:35:34
My Email:JMORRISON@MCCLELLAND-ENGRS.COM
Tour Of Duty: NOV. 68-69
Unit #: 119th 1st FLGT. & KILLER CROC'S

Comments:
STILL IN TOUCH WITH TOUCHSTONE, SHOEFLY, & LEAGACY LIVE IN GREENBRIER, ARKANSAS & WORK IN LITTLE ROCK AS A DRAFTSMAN. 4 CHILDREN JOHN D., JOSH, LORI & SARA. MARRIED NOW FOR 28 YEARS TO DONNA. DOING FINE & I WILL NEVER FORGET THE YOUNG MEN OF THE 119th. I THINK OF YOU GUYS EVERY DAY. EMAIL ME SOME TIME. JOHN-JOHN RICE PADDY DADDY

Tom palmer - 11/23/00 05:53:06
My URL:http://www.yahoo.com
My Email:papasan511948@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-1970
Unit #: Blue Flight, 119th A.H.C.

Comments:
Want to wish every Croc and Gator and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving and special thoughts for the families of those brave men who gave their lives so we could enjoy this holiday.

Tom Shook (spook) - 11/21/00 16:14:28
My Email:bosshook@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Aug 67 - Aug 68
Unit #: 119th AHC, Blue Flt

Comments:
32 years ago today we lost Gator 297 and our buddies on board - "High pockets", Billie Joe Ontis, Bob Storey and Eddie Sumpter. Put one back for them today and check out the web site in their honor set up by Marty's brother, Mark. www.campholloway.com

Bill Bulger - 11/15/00 22:01:35
My Email:wbulger@fs.fed.us
Tour Of Duty: May 67 - May 68
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
I saw someone was asking about Hill 875. I was on that assault and was shot down coming off the hill. I think it was on Thanksgiving Day? I flew slicks (mostly tail #523) Spec Flies was frequently my CE. Sure wish I could remember more of the names o those I served with - old age coming upon us.

Tom Palmer - 11/15/00 21:40:28
My URL:http://www.yahoo.com
My Email:papasan511948@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-1970
Unit #: Blue Flight Gators

Comments:
Once again I have a e-mail change. J.C., hope you see this as I lost all my addresses when my computer crashed. I still haven't heard from Paul Penney, hope he gets his computer up and running soon. Later guys.

Clarence Chase - 11/14/00 00:25:58
My Email:bbcchase@toolcity.net

Comments:
My brother was a member of 119th AHC 52nd BN. He was shot down about a week after my 12th birthday in November of 1967. any response from any of his buddies would be appreciated.

Rudy Preus - 11/11/00 06:51:24
My URL:http://members.home.net/stellarimages
My Email:stellarimages@home.com

Comments:
I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://members.home.net/stellarimages

Thomas Palmer - 10/26/00 05:27:07
My URL:http://www.yahoo.com
My Email:thomaspalmer2001@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: 68-70
Unit #: Blue Flight, 119th AHC

Comments:
Hey guys, Jack Cloud aka Croc 426 just put me in touch with my pilot, WO Paul (one Cent) Penney. It was great to talk to him after 30 years. He was scheduled to fly the mission that High pockets flew but had done night flare and they took Mr. Given inst ad. Strange how things work out. If any of you don't know you can load msn instant messenger for free and with a headset can call anywhere in the U.S. for free!!!! Talking beats tht hell outta e-mail. As you can see I have another e-mail address, AOL ried to put a collective up my hellhole. Touchstone and Penney both said I shouldn't have apologized for the pot smoking but I felt I neeeded to. I will nwver apologize for my job in Nam, I did it the best I knew how and with the best men in the world. ye for now and God or whatever be with you. Gator 260,095.525,409 Clear left.

Jim Triplett - 10/21/00 07:20:02
My Email:jttriplett@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 10/67-10/68
Unit #: 119th Blue flt

Comments:
gator triple7, Just stoped by again to see who has signed in.

Tom Shook - 10/19/00 13:44:37
My Email:bosshook@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Aug 67 - Aug 68
Unit #: 119th AHC, Blue Flt

Comments:
I flew with blue flight in 68. I was the gunner on gator 409. The pilot >was the flight leader, " light blue", 1st Lt. Shelton. I have been trying >to locate guys I flew with. ( Just like all of us , right!) If you >remember me or anyone in blue flt., let me know. Thanks.

Tom(papasan)Palmer - 10/17/00 08:17:59
My Email:papasan51@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 06/68-01/70
Unit #: Blue flight, 119th AHC

Comments:
I want to personally thank J.C. for all the help he is providing me with. When I look back and remember how they tried to keep us enlisted away from the pilots it angers me. With all the pilots of the Crocs and Gators familiarity only bred respect. I h pe to see more of the stick jockeys on this site. Grubfish, Thank you so much for making this site possible and for all you guys that have pictures or memoroes of the unit, lets get off our duffs and put them into this site. Seems to me that just a few re carrying the load, lets help like we did back then. We are all brothers, closer than blood, with friendships forged in the heat of battle,never forget that bond, may it keep us together in this world and the next. I love and miss you all. GRUBFISH HO DO I SEND MY PICTURES?

Tom Palmer - 10/15/00 07:12:48
My Email:papasan51@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 06/68-01/70
Unit #: Blue Flight, 119th AHC

Comments:
Anyone with orders containing names of members of the 119th during 68-70, please send copies to me at my e-mail address. I am trying to locate SP/5 Hunter, nickname (Tiny) Robert Alexovich, nickname (Spy)Sp/4 Gary Masters or McMasters, he was with the ou fit at AnKhe and gunned at times. Sgt. Robert Lake who shot me in the face with a penflare gun. Sp/5 Salvador Gurrola nickname, (Chico). Please help me connect with my past. Also, anyone who remembers me please write or e-mail me. My home address is To Palmer, 1085 W. 6th Ave. #2, Eugene, Oregon 97402 Come on guys lets fill in the gaps in 68 and 69. I know some of you have pictures and memories of the shit we went through, FOB, LRRP and patching bullet holes. Any one who knows where mr, Penny (one c nt) or lt. Nileus, (Peanut) is today let me know. Thanks guys, I have never been with better men than the Crocs and Gators

Bob Kilpatrick - 10/07/00 15:51:04
My Email:hosco6@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Jun68 to Jun69
Unit #: 545th and 119th

Comments:
Re my last <> I bobbled a year. asn't 1969, we were RON at Dak To in the Fall of 1968. Battle of Dak To was November 1967, a year before that.

Ron Carey - 10/06/00 00:39:30
My Email:roncarey@ameritech.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan.68-Sept.69
Unit #: 545th and 119th AHC

Comments:
I took the summer off from researching our unit history but I'm back at it. All Bob has to do is bring up an old name and BANG the wheels start turning and I find a dozen more to go with it. Croc gunner Butch Lammers. He flew alot with SP/5 Doublejeff. Th t was a crewchief. I think he was there all of 1967 and 1968. He made John Wayne look like a wos boy. He stayed an extra month so he would get his 40th Air Medal. Don Pemberton was in the prop and rotor shop when I first got to Nam. He was the one who con inced me to start flying. He was shot down in May 1968 while covering us on a LRRP extraction. His gunner was John Eggilthrope {spelling?} He would return in April 1969 for another tour. Mr. Becker,"Animal" would go in after them. SP/5 Heintz and SP/4 Hah and Mr. Murray were with him on that day. Sgt. Greg Bilbe. Long time Croc crewchief. That's him and me pictured on Dan Lukken's web-site. SP/5 Weissman. Another 24 month man. Big farm boy from Neb. Sgt. Turk. Crewchief in second flight. Became platoon sg . over first flight in May 68 until he was caught up in Deros shuffle to 155th AHC in Sept. 68. SP/5 Pershing Nelson. He was also in prop and rotor shop. End up in second flight. Gene Touchstone. Second flight and Crocs. His ship was always around when we stepped into it at Dak To or in the Plei-Trap. SP/4 Vedder. Went thur gunners school with Eddie Sumpter. Was gunner with "Shifty" on Gator 390. Took over 390 after "Shifty" was killed. Ended up getting shot down in July 1969 while on a "Mike Force" insert tion.Evaced to Japan. Never did find out how he did. I still cann't remember the crewchief from second flight who was wounded the same day "Shifty" was killed. I thought he was with Bob Kilpatrick and Jim Johnson at Dak TO as RON wrench. We need more guys to make pre-flight. Need help to fill in the blanks from thirty years ago. Be Back later.

Bob Kilpatrick - 10/05/00 02:53:02
My Email:hosco6@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Jun68 - Jun69
Unit #: 545th and 119th

Comments:
Ron, you are amazing. Cece, what a guy. Go anywhere, do anything, no big deal. Brass. Sam Stella? How many extensions? Ended up underneath at least one ship. How about Eggy? Gary Eggleston, had a machete so sharp you could shave with it. Used it too, at least one time I saw, to chop his way into an extraction. "Ti-ti" Sempek, how long was he there? Forever? He was in our flight. Hit at least once, right? One up through his foot? Butch Lammers, the Croc gunner, great guy, there from long before the battle of Dak To, through Tet, right into the following Fall... he and I spent a lot of time together RON in Dak To, Fall of 1969, just before he left. Stories you can't believe. Out on the pylon clearing a minigun jam when they let a rocket go... zowwee. Jimmy Johnson let us know just recently that Butch died in the early 1970s, shortly after another tour, the last one, that one as an MP with the 4th Div... Speaking of Jimmy Johnson, Croc CE, TI, another one-of-a-kind, in Vietnam for three times (or more) more than most. We've found him; he's back. There as long as Davey Silk maybe? John "Shifty" Schiffhauer? The wonderful letter that his wife Cindy wrote to everyone in the Company after he was killed... Bill Frakes, (Croc gunner) monster of a man, fell off the back of an MP jeep, let the jeep back up and run over him so the rest of us (all under "arrest" at Dak To) could get away, then fled the other way while the MPs were chasing us... he gave me his gr y AF flight suit when he left, the tailors cut more out of it than they left in it to make it fit me. Wouldn't have to do that now... Dana and Muth, just great guys... we were getting hit with the ricky rifle at Polei Kleng in March 69, no place to hide, Dana's on his back in an old latrine trench near me, scooping out all kinds of nasty stuff and dropping his backside back into the hol between rounds. I say "Dana, that's a slit trench!" He says, "I don't give a *hit, it's a hole, isn't it?" and keeps digging with both hands. Mike "Shakey" Curran? Electrician who flew as much as most gunners towards the end of his gig? Got busted (again) for whacking an officer who was poking him in the chest? Bobby Copher, the gunner who trained me to be a crew chief, after he left for home, his Mom sent me a whole box of wax and cleaners and all that kind of stuff so I could keep "his" ship in good shape... Keep writing this stuff, Ron. Maybe we'll get a few others to throw in what they remember? Damn, I hope so.

Michele Chase - 10/04/00 19:34:22
My Email:indg2181@cs.com

Comments:
I am the niece of Raymond Howard Chase, Jr., a pilot who was KIA. Anyone with any information, please contact me. I would love to hear anything you might know. Thank you very, very much. Michele Chase

Tom Palmer - 10/04/00 06:43:04
My URL:http://www.aol.com
My Email:papasan51@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: June68-January70
Unit #: 119th, Blue Flight

Comments:
I return to find new members of our unit, it gladdens me to see that so many are willing to remember. I spent many years trying to forget as I guess we all did. I have a formal appology to submit to all of the guys that I served with from 68 to 70. I w s a pothead, smoked alot while off duty but got to a point that I flew stoned. That was risking the lives of people I loved and although I can't change the past I can appologize for my mistakes. I love the 119th, it has been my one enduring memory over the years, all the good peoples, crews, pilots, maintenance. If any of you remember Skid, the dog that used to make morning formations, I have a picture of him. He went out the door of my chopper while on a mail run along with a bag of mail. I returned o Vietnam in 1970 with the 101st Avn Bn at Camp Eagle and flew the Ai Shau, I still think that the Plei Trap was worse. Thanks for letting me get this off my mind, I love each and every one of you and will never forget the 119th.

Ron Carey - 10/04/00 02:38:57
My Email:roncarey@ameritech.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan. 68-Sept. 69
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Here's some names from 1968 that might right a bell. The spelling may not be right but it's close. First flight Mr. Becker Mr. Murray Mr. Kimm. Mr. Ryan Capt. Pearson Lt. Weaver Lt. Rock Mr. Taylor Mr. Tate Mr. Montgumery Mr.Weissinger Lt. Burke. Some of he guys in the back, SP/4 Ringus Sp/4 Lewis SP/5 Hayes SP/5 Heintz SP/5 Fall Sp/5 Cece SP/5 Jernigan Sp/4 Ryan SP/4 Gonzales SP/4 Paul Sp/4 Sempek SP/4 Hahn SP/4 Frakes Sp/4 Goins Sp/4 Hightower SP/5 Kip SP/4 Dana SP/4 Mum Sp/5 Barker SP/5 Kilpatrick SP/4 Copher SP/4 Vedder. Any of you guys out there drop me a line.

Jack Cloud - 10/02/00 23:21:24
My Email:Croc426@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 68-69
Unit #: 119th Croc1

Comments:
Shoofly That was Jeff Weller, and there were alot of other guys: Sugar Bear,Radamacher, Trickey Dick,Waldo, Marty (HighPockets) Givens (KIA 68), BobStorey(KIA 68) and many others. J.C.

Michael Greenberg - 10/02/00 14:22:13
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/pentagon/1608
My Email:rocketman@hcny.com
Tour Of Duty: Apr. 68-May 69
Unit #: 366th ASD & 360th ASD

Comments:
I was an ATC controller at Dak To AAF & Hensel AAF in 68-69. I remember controlling the Gators & Crocs. I have a picture on my website of a Gator Slick that didn't quite make it, but the crew did, I as I recall. Welcome home.

Hugh Gollogly (croc 9) - 10/01/00 21:04:09
My Email:Hmusher @aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-1969
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Glad to be back

Jim (Shoofly) Saufley - Croc 6 - 09/30/00 17:13:09
My Email:shoofly@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 06/69 - 06/70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
I love the sight, but all the info isn't exactly accurate. I don't know how much research was done or where the info came from, but there is a lot missing between the beginning and the end. The 119th was made great by the guys that taught me, and their t me is completely omitted. Cpt Jon Jon Van Leer, Cpt Tom Weller, Peanut, Jack Cloud, Vickery, Jerry Miller, Mike Menard, MacDonald, Chip Banish, Orville (Scottie) Scott, Pappy Clark, Maj Fernald (Big John), Maj Harris (Tea and Crumpets), Robert (Dufflebag Duffy, Mark (Pigpen) Garrison, Hugh (Golly Golly) Gollogoly, Hudkins, Fergie, Gary (Lurch) Morrison, and some great back seat guys; Fast Eddie Tadeo, Gino Cabigas, Humphries, Chico, Larry (Groovy) Blanton, James Brown, Ernie Welch, Sgt Davis, Ed Wieseman Ramsey, and I'm sure many others I'm omitting. These are the guys that learned it the hard way and passed it on to us. It would really be great to see some of their stories in the history. Most of them went through Tet of 68 and the A Shau Valley. Tru y no fun and a miracle to survive. Thanks for all you've done so far.

Jim McCannell - 09/29/00 17:13:12
My Email:wojug@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: May '67 - May '68
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
What a great site! Any of you guys from '67-'68 vintage remember HILL 875? HOTEL NINE? the DOGBONE? FOWLER? RONing at DAK TO? CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS at the SOG compound? Memories: some glad, some sad. I would love to hear from you. Jim McCannell, GATOR525/CROC10.

larry jay mounts - 09/29/00 02:21:30
My Email:moecanic@eastky.net
Tour Of Duty: 1971 1972
Unit #: co227th and 57th

Comments:
i servrd in pleiku from august 71 to august 72 with the gladitors and chicken as mechanic on heuy,s glad to see this web page larry jay mounts

Ron Carey - 09/27/00 02:57:38
My Email:roncarey@ameritech.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan.68-Sept 69
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Prior to Maj. Fernald our Co was Maj. Cary. He was a welcome change from Maj. Potter who was in command when I came into the 1st Flight Platoon. Glad to see so many names appearing in the log book. This past summer I went to Washington DC to research some of our unit's history. Some where between Camp Holloway,Camp Radcliff and DC the history of 1968 and 1969 were lost. I did find some very interesting stuff in the files of the 4th Inf. If anybody is interested drop me a line.

Jim (Shoofly) Saufley - Croc 6 - 09/26/00 02:01:46
My Email:shoofly@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 6/69 to 6/70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Excellent stuff and brings back a lot of memories. Would be nice to see more history from some of the earlier years. The Command page leaves out one the CO's that was right up there with Maj. Conrad, Major John P. (Big John) Fernald. He was awesome and eserves mention in any history of the 119th. His predecessor is also omitted. I don't remember his name, but we nicknamed him "Tea and Crumpets". I got some great email addresses this visit. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Gary Rodgers - 09/25/00 22:59:05
My Email:globcapgr@Juno.com
Tour Of Duty: October '66 - November '67
Unit #: Crocodiles , call sign croc 5

Comments:


Dave Weissinger - 09/25/00 18:49:33
My Email:huey519@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Dec 67 // Nov 68
Unit #: 1st plt.119th AHC

Comments:
Super site, brings back a lot of memories. I was searching for some of the members who were there when I was, especially my crew, Larry & Rex. The nickname was "Baby Huey". Love to hear from the old unit personnel.

Tom Shook (spook) - 09/25/00 17:08:47
My Email:bosshook@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: '68
Unit #: Gators #409

Comments:


John G. "Jack" Heslin - 09/22/00 21:17:21
My Email:JACKHES@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967 - 1968
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Great site!!! Lots of memories "Blue 1" and "Gator 3" The Dec 67 entries were in support of SOG. I'll be back --- Thank you for your effort in putting this together - Thank you

Emmett Mulroney - 09/21/00 06:43:08
My Email:elmlrrp.vn@gte.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan 69 / July 69
Unit #: 1st. Bde. LRRP 4th Div.

Comments:
I would like to thank all the pilots and crew that inserted and extracted LRRP teams in Vietnam. Especially Thomas J. Trebby, of the 119th AHC, who on the 19th of July 1969, flew his Huey into a very hot LZ to rescue me and another teammate, where his cho per was shot down and he was wounded and injured. If he didn't fly in, I would not be here today. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I Thank him and may God Bless him. Team (Hawkeye 1 Alpha) Emmett Mulroney

allen denmark - 09/20/00 16:19:57
My Email:allend8@juno.com
Tour Of Duty: 68-69
Unit #: 281st ahc

Comments:
I think my Uncle was in your unit in 65. His name is Gene Myers, he was a WO pilot. Would appreciate any info you have about him. He is in his late 70's now and if you have anything that I could forward him by snail mail I would appreciate it. Thanks

Bob Edman - 09/13/00 02:20:37
My Email:bobed@mediaone,net
Tour Of Duty: 66/67
Unit #: 128th/66 - 119th/67

Comments:
Flew with, Maj. Mettelo, Capt. Woolfolk, Lt Tinny, Dobbs, Fluharty, Berger, R. Danials, Jensen, Bullington (KIA), Currny (KIA), my crew chief was Kip. Someone asked about Larry Jensen, he's in northern Min. I believe.

Tom Palmer - 09/10/00 18:35:33
My Email:papasan51@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Jun68-Jan70
Unit #: 119th, Blue Flight

Comments:
Have had a e-mail change for last entry, also I have finally tracked down Gene Touchstone and he would sure like to hear from any of you, especially Crocs. His address is 4211 Wildwood Dr. Crystal lake, Ill. 60014. If any of you remember my gunner, Alex vich or another crew chief in Blue Flight, (Tiny) Hunter, could you please let me know where they are. I miss those days of friendship more as the world grows colder.

Lee Ramsey - 09/01/00 20:00:22
My Email:lramsey570@earthlink.net
Tour Of Duty: Jun '69 - Jun '70
Unit #: 119th AHC

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Gail St. Clair - 08/31/00 22:31:07
My Email:oldnevig@juno.com

Comments:
I'm the sister of Martin Given who was killed in Pleiku along with Billie Joe Ontis. It has taken me over 30 years to try to connect with anyone who may have known Marty. Losing him was a tremendous loss to our family. He was the oldest of 8 children - t o of whom were born just 7 months before he was killed - so they never had the chance to know him. But, he was my best friend growing up and I have buried the hurt for a long, long time. I know he did not die in vain nor did thousands of others who gave t eir lives so we could live better. I would love to have anyone who did know him write me. My family would love to have copies of pictures if you have any. Like the rest of us, he did not like having his picture taken so we have very few. I would also l ke to just "talk" to anyone who knew Marty. He was (and still is) so very special to me. Thanks to all of you who fought so hard for all of us!

Howard F. Gates - 08/27/00 16:16:47
My Email:hfgates@in-touch.net
Tour Of Duty: Sept. 66 Sept. 67
Unit #: 27th combat engrs.

Comments:
WELCOME HOME TO ALL OF YOU !!!

Bob Kilpatrick - 08/16/00 03:35:16
My Email:hosco6@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: jun68 to jun69
Unit #: 119 AHC

Comments:
Anyone who knew WO1 Martin Given, 119th AHC slick AC, KIA November 1968, or anyone in his crew, his older sister and younger brother would love to hear from you. Get in touch with me and I will give you email addresses for them right away. Thanks. This is the important stuff.

IGNACIO DALTON - 08/12/00 20:39:05
My Email:IGDJLD@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 8\69 8\70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
GOOD TO FIND THIS SITE. BRINGS BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES. I WAS IN MAINTENANCE AT ANKHE AND PLEIKU. REMEMBER ALOT OF THE FACES IN THE PICTURES BUT NOT THE NAMES. GREAT SITE.

Lisa McKeown - 07/11/00 03:25:21
My Email:iimmanis@worldnet.att.net

Comments:
My father, Joseph E. Quinn served with the 119th ahc in Pleiku during 1967-68. I am trying to find out for him if there is a contact person/reunion organizer for that division. My dad is interested in going to a reunion and/or making contacts with old b ddies.

JON VAN LEER - 07/04/00 21:09:32
My Email:LEERJET291@CS.COM
Tour Of Duty: 7-68 7-69
Unit #: CROCS-(CROC 6)

Comments:
I TOOK COMMAND OF THE CROCS MID 1969 FROM JEFF RICHESON. MAJOR "DICK HEAD HARRIS" RELIEVED ME BECAUSE I REFUSED TO SHAVE MY MOUSTACHE, AND REFUSED TO QUIT FLYING MISSIONS. I REMEMBER CRASHING WITH WO WESSELS OUTSIDE OF SUI DUI WITH HYDRAULIC FAILURE IN A RAND NEW HOG. DAK TO DURING TET OF 69 WAS HAIRY ESPECIALLY TRYING TO REFUEL AND REARM. I REMEMBER MANY TRIPS INTO PLEIKU AND THE VISITS TO THE "MAMA SANS HOUSES", CAUGHT THE CLAP TWICE FROM THE SAME GIRL, LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANY OF THE GUYS, MY M MORY ISN'T TOO GOOD, BUT I'M SURE I'LL REMEMBER YOU IF YOU WERE IN THE "CROC HOOCH"

mark jones - 06/24/00 15:26:41
My Email:pleiku52@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 66 67 68
Unit #: 119 gators

Comments:
have just hooked up with your site am grateful for the effort looking forward to participating in future 33 years cant believe the time has gone so quickly

WO Jack R. Cloud - 06/19/00 18:24:14
My Email:Croc426@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Oct.68/Oct69
Unit #: Croc1

Comments:
Great Page Brings Back Memories Good and Bad.

Jerome "jer" Miller Callsign 'Croc 7' - 06/19/00 03:44:05
My Email:Jayrome4@home.com
Tour Of Duty: Nov 68-Oct 69
Unit #: 119th AHC

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I would like to be able to contact some of the crewmembers that flew with me in the Crocs, during this time period. The two tail numbers that I flew as an AC were '462' and '564'. I remember that the CE on '462' was 'big Ed', and the gunner was 'Geno'. As well as I can remember, they were on board when we had to jettison the rocket pods and extract the LRRP team, callsign M24. The CE on '564' was 'Chico' Guerro. He visited me in Qui Nhon hospital after I was wounded and brought me the cyclic grip from 564'.

Charles Taliaferro - 06/17/00 03:27:10
My URL:http://taliaferro.net/veterans
My Email:charles@taliaferro.net

Comments:
GREAT WEB SITE! tHANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO VISIT.

Bob Kilpatrick - 06/16/00 03:23:06
My Email:hosco6@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 6/68 - 6/69
Unit #: 119th slicks

Comments:
Hey, Jer: Your email bounced. I was Mike "BonBon" Bonthuis' CE from Jan to Jun 69 or so. Gunner was Eggy. We've found a lot of guys. BonBon and I got together in Ft Worth a couple years ago, he talked a lot about Stoney and Rock. Check in with a good emai address, huh?

jerome "jer" miller croc 7 - 06/15/00 04:24:37
My Email:jayrome4@home
Tour Of Duty: nov 68-oct 69
Unit #: 119 ahc

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I CAME AS NEW GUY IN NOV 1968, WAS ASSIGNED TO A LIFT PLATOON AND SENT TO QUI NHON TO SUPPORT THE ROKS. MY PLATOON LEADER WAS LT CARL ROCK (HIS REAL NAME) AND HIS SECOND IN COMMAND WAS LT NICK BURKE(NICKNAME STONEY). WE MOVED BACK TO PLEIKO,AT CAMP HOLL WAY, TO SUPPORT THE 4TH DIV, WHERE I LEARNED THAT SLICKS WERE NOT FOR ME. I WENT TO THE GUN PLATOON TO FLY CHARLIE MODELS, THE FINEST GUNSHIP TO EVER FLY. (SCREW THOSE AIR CONDITIONED, OXYGEN BREATHING, SCAS CONTROLLED, "ARE THERE ANY BAD GUYS IN THE A EA?", COBRA DRIVERS. DOES THE TERM 'ROCKET MOTOR BURN-OUT' MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?). AT ANY RATE, I WENT ON TO FURTHER FAME AND GLORY TO GET SHOT UP FLYING A SLICK MISSION, ON THE GROUND, WHILE BEING BRIEFED FOR A TROOP EXTRACTION. YOU SEE, THE PREVIOUS IGHT, THERE WAS A DISCUSSION AS TO WHO WAS THE BETTER PILOT, A CROC OR A SLICK DRIVER. SO, AS CROC '7', IT WAS MY DUTY TO UPHOLD THE HONOR OF THE GUN PLATOON. I STILL HAVE NOT LEARNED TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT. FRANKLY, I'M SICK ABOUT THE WAR AND THE NUMBE OF MEN FROM MY GENERATION THAT WERE NEEDLESSLY KILLED AND WOUNDED. HOWEVER, WHEN I THINK BACK ABOUT THE 119TH, I'M FILLED WITH PRIDE. I LOVE YOU GUYS.

Mike Giddens - 06/12/00 22:31:18
My Email:jmgiddens@mindspring.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967-1968
Unit #: 173rd Abn

Comments:
I remember the Gators and the Crocs rolling in hot for us several times.Thank you much!

Alan Mixer - 05/23/00 20:35:28
My Email:mix6@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 68-70
Unit #: 101st abn/119th ahc

Comments:
Just want to sign in-I was with the 101st abn-and flew with several units 68-aug 69-extended and went to An Khe-119th-and flew as CE-Gator/108,replaced CE-Steller-1st flt plt-got 608 hrs from Sept-69-Jan 70-with 119th-Alan Mixer/gator 108

Bobby Gaskin - 05/14/00 00:31:11
My Email:Gascan39@aol.com

Comments:
Have a former Gator aircraft (Gator 624) at the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in GA. Just got it from ALNG in Birmingham. If we can find another, it may be restored to flying condition to join our other two UH-1s. Any crewman with pix, or stories of t is a/c, please email. Also, check out our site at http://www.armyav.org/ Bobby Gaskin

Pat Tucker - 05/03/00 11:56:18
My Email:peatea@snugcove.com
Tour Of Duty: 3/66-3/67
Unit #: 545th/119th.

Comments:
This is an excellent page. I hope to renew some old friendships.

Eric Raits - 04/24/00 18:28:04
My Email:eraits@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967
Unit #: 119th, Gators

Comments:
Mark: Your page gets better and better. Thanks! Eric

vernon jennings - 04/13/00 06:10:09
Tour Of Duty: 1970
Unit #: golf towert

Comments:
I worked in the tower at the golf course in the latter part of 70. came up from BanMe Thuot after a disagreement with the C. O. there. Glad did i enjoyed the golf course and working with you all.

- 04/09/00 00:23:51

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David M. Holt - 03/31/00 15:44:25
My Email:monroe@cei.net
Tour Of Duty: Aug.69-Aug.70
Unit #: 162nd.Assault Helicopter

Comments:
Great site!The 162nd.VULTURES & COPPERHEADS hav a site at www.162AHC.Vultures.com come and visit. I am trying to locate 67N20 Rucker class 69-210 members.Their names were Robert H. Frederick, Mark A. McNeal, Tim Northcutt, Marvin Lee Morris, Rodney L. Mei r, David Jack Moses and Bill Mills.Have no ideal what units they went to in Nam.

Bob Payne - 03/30/00 01:23:39
My Email:robertlpayne@mindspring.com
Tour Of Duty: mar 67- mar 68
Unit #: 119 AHC

Comments:
Thanks for the memories Croc 7

Terry K. Sanderlin - 03/25/00 07:01:20
My Email:TSanderlin@juno.com
Tour Of Duty: 8/70-8/71
Unit #: 119th AHC,57th AHC, 213th ASHC

Comments:
Great web site.I would like to hear from anyone I served with in the 119th, 57th, or 213th. I was a swamp rat in the 119th, flew as a door gunner in the 57th (1st flight platoon) from October 70 to December 70. Door gunner in the 213th ASHC.

Gary L. Rasco - 03/23/00 02:19:31
My Email:GaryandDale Rasco@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Jan. 69 thru Jan 70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
This comes to you from the Orderly Room Group. To all of you that were members the Flights (Slicks), (Guns) and Maintenance groups. I was in country during Jan 1969 to Jan 1970. I was the mail clerk, general clerk and awards clerk with Cpt. James A. Cobb. During our time in An Khe I showed a movie ach night. I did fly with a few of the guys on the slicks and guns a couple of times. I have articles on the following: 5 Aug 69 REDS down 2 Helos, AF Jet Crew was Elson, Norton, Chase and McCombs (409). Tiger Act No Circus For GI. Tiger drags solider into jungle. Pilot extracts downed crew: Date not sure but it happen at LZ Patricia where CWO Roach heard mayday call and made the rescue. Other members of 119th AHC Are; Ron Carry, Jim Dukes, Chris Joscelyn, Bob Kilpatrick, Ed Lindley, Dan Lukken, John Morrison, Tom Palmer, Fidencio Ramirez, Ray Smith, James Sparks, Dave Silk, Eugne Touchstone, Mark Terrell, Rick Sizemore, and others.

Mark Terrell - 03/22/00 14:31:16
My Email:jmtket@flash.net

Comments:
HELLO, JUST CHECKING OUT YOUR SITES ON 119TH. I WORK WITH PETE WEBSTER, 119TH CROC 68-69. DOOR GUNNER. GREAT GUY. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE, MOST PEOPLE DON'T APPRECIATE YOU GUYS!!

Tom Palmer - 03/20/00 04:58:59
My URL:http://papasan51@uswest.net
My Email:papasan51@uswest.net
Tour Of Duty: June,68-Jan.70
Unit #: 119th AHC (Blue Flt.)

Comments:
Anyone that sees this and remembers me please get in touch with me through the E-mail or write to Tom Palmer 1085 W. 6th Ave. #2, Eugene, Oregon 97402. Phone 541-686-9090. I miss all you guys and wish I could see each and every one of you again. Names I remember: Alexovich, Touchstone, Masters, Lake, Hunter, Chico, there are more but time has dimmed my memory. God bless you all.

Ron Carey - 03/15/00 01:45:45
My Email:roncarey@ameritech.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan.1968-Sept.1969
Unit #: 545th and 119th AHC

Comments:
Hi Guys, Lots of names and memories fill these pages. I started out in maintenance and went into the 1st flight in April,68. Extended and stayed with the slicks until May,69. Flew with Crocs until Sept,69. I had Gators 374-316-371-488-270.My Croc ship was 242. Croc 4" My A/C were Mr. Ryan "J.D" Lt. Rock "Rocky" Lt. Burke "Stoney". Mr. Waldon "Waldo" and Mr. Garrison "Pigpen". I just got into computers and found this page. Have contacted some of the guys and plan on talking to a lot more. Would like to hear from any of the old gang. Glad to see so many alive and well.

Jerry Smith - 03/03/00 20:54:51
My Email:Jerrold.smith@med.va.gov
Tour Of Duty: 69 - 70
Unit #: 203 R A C

Comments:
I was assigned to the Hawkeyes at the golf course in 70, and i have a picture of one of your ships that was damaged by sappers. The number on the side of the revetment is 469 followed by croc guns. I resd your pages and it helped me remember things long forgotten, thank you.

charles layman - 02/25/00 20:05:46
My Email:dlayman@kc.rr.com
Tour Of Duty: january 68-december 68
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
flew for 2core general timothy

Ronald Jernigan - 02/21/00 02:49:05
My Email:ronaldjernigan@mindspring.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967 -1969
Unit #: 119 th Ahc

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Harrell Guidry - 02/11/00 16:35:34
My Email:kgid@mail.pernet.net
Tour Of Duty: 67-68
Unit #: 191st AHC

Comments:
One of the 119th MIAs was a very good friend of mine from huey school at Ft Eustis. Richard Allard. I learned of the crash the day before I left Nam. He will always be remembered

Bill "Curley" Kimm - 02/06/00 19:34:06
My Email:kimm110@juno.com
Tour Of Duty: 11/67-11/68
Unit #: 119AHC - 1st Flight

Comments:
Hi Guys! Long time, No see.

Lee Westbrook - 01/29/00 10:07:30
My Email:glad13@airmail.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan68 - Jun68
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Great site Mark. Especially liked reading the Silver Star citation for Pat Kelly. I remember the incident well.

Jim Triplett - 01/25/00 03:13:28
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/jttriplett/
My Email:jttriplett@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 10/66-10/67
Unit #: 119th crewchief 13777

Comments:
I found a diary I wrote from Jan 67 to May 67. My wife typed it for me and I published it on our website. Some of the pilots and crew have sent me comments on some of the entries. If you are interested you can read it at http://www.oocities.com/jttriplet / click on the gator patch. Send me comments if you remember anything about those events and I'll pubish your comments below the daily entries.

Alf Raits - 01/22/00 23:46:16
My Email:AKS@Raits.Reno.NV.US
Tour Of Duty: July 68-Dec 69
Unit #: 7th Sqdn 17th Air Cav, 1st Avn Bgde

Comments:
Nice site about my bro who preceded me over there. The army was waiting . . . Once Eric got back, I got my orders and arrived in Cam Ranh Bay on the 4th of July. Wasn't too worried until I was assigned 2 days later to Camp Holloway that brought back to mind all of his previous letters to me.

Alf Raits - 01/22/00 23:45:28
My Email:AKS@Raits.Reno.NV.US
Tour Of Duty: July 68-Dec 69
Unit #: 7th Sqdn 17th Air Cav, 1st Avn Bgde

Comments:
Nice site about my bro who preceded me over there. The army was waiting . . . Once Eric got back, I got my orders and arrived in Cam Ranh Bay on the 4th of July. Wasn't too worried until I was assigned 2 days later to Camp Holloway that brought back to mind all of his previous letters to me.

sgt charles h green jr - 01/14/00 21:21:06
My Email:chrlgreen@gateway.net
Tour Of Duty: 2-65-12-65
Unit #: 119ahc,52avnbn pathfiner

Comments:
I was later seen to the 155thahc in march 65

Peter M. Daly - 01/12/00 20:31:53
My Email:PMD5575@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1970
Unit #: 119thAHC

Comments:
Croc 3

John Stevenson - 01/07/00 20:33:25
My Email:jsteve1@sprynet.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966-1967
Unit #: 119th AHC - Croc 1

Comments:
Hope lots of Gators and Crocs visit - thanks to you guys who've contributed. Good work.

Don Stapleton - 01/04/00 05:43:46
My Email:STAPES68@YAHOO.COM
Tour Of Duty: 12/67-12/68
Unit #: 119THASSAULT HELICOPTER CO.

Comments:
WELCOME BORTHERS

Cpt. James K. Saufley - 01/02/00 23:58:45
My Email:shoofly@uswest.net
Tour Of Duty: June 69 - June 70
Unit #: Croc 6

Comments:
I have been looking for this type of info for a long time. Thanks. Does anyone know where Cpt. Dave Gibson is, or CW2 Jerry Miller?

Mark Jackson - 01/01/00 14:38:01
My URL:http://www.bright.net/~fourfour/
My Email:fourfour@bright.net

Comments:
I Mark, Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Looks like all went off with out any problems huh? I be just surfin' round the net and wanted to stop in and say hey man! have a good one!!!!!!!!! Mark (Pop-A-TopII)

Jim Claeys - 12/20/99 01:02:36
My Email:jrc48@webtv.net
Tour Of Duty: Oct 1969-Dec 1970
Unit #: 6/29 Arty & 3/8 Inf

Comments:
Real nice website! I was at Camp Enari & Camp Radcliff in 1969-70. WANTED: Audiotapes of Vietnam radio traffic, fire missions, firefights, incoming, cockpit tapes, AFVN etc. Also Vietnam home movies on video and camcorder footage of revisits, especial y to the Central Highlands. I have MUCH of the same to trade.

Mark Towne - 12/15/99 06:17:11
My Email:mltowne@home.com
Tour Of Duty: May 68 - May 69
Unit #: 57th AHC Gladiators, Kontum RVN

Comments:
Greetings Brothers. Glad to see the web page...I have just recently been reunited with a few guys from the 57th...and thought I'd take a stroll over to Camp Holloway. Anyone know the whereabouts of a LT. Nichols...nicknamed "Penis"?

James G. Freeman - 11/27/99 22:00:19
My Email:hornet25@nais.com
Tour Of Duty: 3/70-3/71
Unit #: 116th AHC

Comments:
I'm sad to report the death of a former member of the 119th AHC. COL William J. Zimmerman died in a crash of a UH-1 on Tuesday 11-23-99 at Islip Macarthur Airport in Long Island NY. Bill will be buried in Calverton National Cemetary on Monday 11-29-99. If any of his friends would like more information on the crash, please contact me. CW4 Jim Freeman hornet25@nais.com

George R. (Puddin') Pilat - 11/17/99 16:36:54
My URL:http://www.intnet.net
My Email:george@intnet.net
Tour Of Duty: OCT 67 - FEB 68
Unit #: 119th AHC - Yellow Flight

Comments:
Wow! I can't believe there is a WWW site for the 119th AHC. I was happy to find it. Was a pilot and then AC (Gator 376). Paul "Animal" Becker was one of my best friends. John Kinzel was my mentor, and I always asked to fly with him on a permanent basis. Also flew with Lt. "Star Gazer" until I made AC. Don Scalf gave me his ship when he went home (Boo Boo A Go Go II - UH-1H) and I became an AC. apologize for not remembering my crew chief and gunner's names. They were the absolute BEST in my mind. In all these years there was *one* name I did remember. He was a real "bad ass" I believe from California. He could make an M-60 cook, which is pr bably why I never forgot him. I see he even has a page here. His name is Eric Raits! Raits, I never forgot you! Raymond Chase was in my flight class of 67-13 and was my roommate until he went to the Croc's. He was KIA. One last thing. There is one uy I remember **most** of all. I think about him every day and he never knows. His name is Michael Murray. He was the pilot that saved all our lives that day when my arm was blown off the cyclic stick and were were in a bomb crater of bamboo and we wer rolling over to the left. He got us out and safely. I kinda thanked him when I was in Pleiku Hospital, but I always thought it was not enough. So, Mike, if you see this, THANK YOU. I also had a dog. Her name was RT Rat. She was killed the day I was ounded. Sorry for rambling. I still cannot believe a 119th AHC WWW site!!! Well done on the site! And, THANK YOU!!!!!! Oh, yeah, Lt. Star Gazer gave me the Puddin' name. It's another long story....

Terry Halladey - 11/16/99 21:31:01
My URL:http://irbflying.com
My Email:irbflying@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: 66/67
Unit #: 119Th AHC 1st Platoon

Comments:
Mark I have changed my web site. The address is now http://irbflying.com. My site is all new and I've added more photos and will be adding more.

david holskil - 11/12/99 04:04:00
My Email:holskild001@hawaii.rr.com
Tour Of Duty: Dec 65 to Dec66
Unit #: 170th AHC

Comments:
I knew a few of the guys that flew for the 119th, and Robert Mann. He was the one guy I can never forget because he took me under his wings and showed me camp Holloway and the 119th. He made sure I was taken care that first night at Holloway. Ever sinc that night I have tried to do the same to take care of those soldiers who first get to a unit, make sure they are taken care of, as Robert did for me that night in Dec of 65. Thank you Robert, David.

Dan Townsend - 11/11/99 19:15:57
My URL:http://www.myfreeoffice.com/danjulie/201st.html
My Email:danjulie@premier1.net
Tour Of Duty: 68-71
Unit #: 7/17th Air Cav, 201st Aviation Company,

Comments:
I've been visiting call signs I remember from Vietnam to include links to them on a new page I have created for an old unit that had no web presence. I still remember the Crocks and Gators! I was with the 7/17th Ruthless Riders for 14 mo. peace brothers

Terry Halladey - 11/01/99 03:34:09
My URL:http://irbflying.8m.com
My Email:irbflying@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: 66/67
Unit #: 119th AHC 1st Platoon

Comments:
Hey thanks for linking to my page. I am doing a total rebuild on mine. I hope to have it changed soon. The old one is there until then. I'll link to you too if you don't mind.

Mike Moschkin - 10/22/99 16:59:13
My Email:hound @ tampabay.RR.
Tour Of Duty: June,65 to Spt 65
Unit #: Shotgun X ,TDY

Comments:
Served under Lt Ball, best friends with Johonny R Triplett, both KIA 65 came over from Hawaii together,was there at Duc CO,Plei Mei,Duc Suc,Duc Pek,wounded at Cheo Rheo,Kontum the entrance to the Valley of death, did they ever clean up the old convoy tha as wiped out gong into the valley?Alot of time has past did some growing up since than. Went back to Nam as member Alpha Co. 1st of the 27th Inf 25 ID at CuChi January 66 to Dec 66 its been along and winding road but we're here aren't we?

Ron Simpkins - 10/14/99 23:55:26
My Email:RSSSIMPK1@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Jan66 to Nov 66
Unit #: Co D 725th Maint 3/25th Inf

Comments:
A member of Pals Good Page

Jim Klina - 10/13/99 02:07:54
My Email:ruemonet@worldnet.att.net
Tour Of Duty: Nov 67- Nov 68
Unit #: 119th & 57th

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M. BAGGETT - 10/09/99 23:26:27
My Email:michael_baggett@hotmail.com
Tour Of Duty: '72 - '73
Unit #: U.S. GATOR NAVY

Comments:
MY BROTHER ROBERT L. BAGGETT WAS IN YOUR OUTFIT. BOB DIED ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO IN AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER BOB, OR HAVE ANY PHOTOS THEY COULD SHARE WITH US? HE WAS PROUD OF YOU GUYS, & THE JOB YA'LL DID. PLEASE & THANK YOU, MICHAEL G. BAGGETT

Terry Halladey - 10/05/99 02:41:58
My URL:http://irbflying.8m.com
My Email:irbflying@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: Oct. 66 to Sept. 67
Unit #: 119th AHC 1st Platoon

Comments:
Great site. Do you need more photos? I have a lot of the company, people & surounding country. Like to hear from other Gators. Crocs too.

Rudy Preus - 10/03/99 05:35:22
My URL:http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/
My Email:stellar@mars.ark.com

Comments:
I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://mars.ark.com/~stellar/

1LT Russell Burgos - 09/26/99 04:57:11
My Email:burgosr2@usarc-emh2.army.mil
Unit #: 6th Bn, 52nd Avn Regt

Comments:
I am the unit historian for the 6th Bn, 52nd Aviation Regiment (USAR), which carries the lineage of the 52nd CAB (along with the 1/52 in Korea). For our unit display area I am building a scale model of a Huey slick and a Huey gunship. My intention is to model two specific helicopters of the 119th. Would appreciate information on either from former crew: tail number, distinctive markings, armament, etc. Enjoyed the page a great deal.

Terry Racine - 09/14/99 01:07:49
My Email:uncletr655@aol.com

Comments:
Mark, Thank You for the Great story of my Brother Frank. God Bless YOU and ALL the Men of the 119th!! Terry

Elaine Lange - 09/08/99 05:30:13
My Email:Denver368@aol.com

Comments:
Thank you for the beautiful page on Billie Joe Ontis, killed in action November, 1968. I'm glad he's remembered and honored. He served his country with pride. Our nation is forever in his debt and eternally grateful.

James J. Goforth - 08/28/99 03:28:52
My Email:marywe@gateway.net

Comments:
Hello, to all members of the flyin' 119th My father, John, was a Gator and I have heard many stories about his tour and the history of the war. He would love to hear from any of you in the 119th. Please e-mail me and I will set up a call or message. Even just a few words to share. Thanks, Ji Goforth

WILLIE W. MAHAN - 08/27/99 02:36:06
My Email:wmahan@airmail.net
Tour Of Duty: 66-67
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
LOVE THIS SITE. I HAVE FOUND A LOT OF GUYS THAT I SERVED WITH, AND HOPE I FIND MORE. WILLIE W. MAHAN 1SG, AVN TEX ARMY GUARD

Richard Banning - 08/21/99 01:39:24
My Email:dbaxter@gateway.net
Tour Of Duty: 1966
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
I was a Pilot in this Unit.

Bob Walker - 08/12/99 21:11:39
My Email:Walker_bob@csi.com
Tour Of Duty: US Navy

Comments:
Hello, My dad (CWO3 Charles T. Walker) was a member of the 119th Either in 1967 or 1968. He recently retired from Boeing as a pilot flying the UH-1H. Don't know if you know of him. If so, please Email me.

John Moberly - 08/05/99 01:20:35
My Email:jdm22886@ms35.hinet.net
Tour Of Duty: 12/66 - 12/67
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Greetings from Gator "524".... By the way - the Gator patch that came into being in the 1967 era was designed by Art Dube - and the aircraft stickers were provided with great assistance from his family.

John Moberly - 08/05/99 01:18:07
My Email:jdm22886@ms35.hinet.net
Tour Of Duty: 12/66 - 12/67
Unit #: 119th AHV

Comments:
Greetings from Gator "524"....

Roberto L. Molinary - 07/29/99 19:21:37
My Email:rmolinary@ddsn.state.sc.us
Tour Of Duty: 1964 May/nov 64
Unit #: 119th Avn

Comments:
I Had the pribiledge of seving with the 119th Avn. in the very infancy of the company. as a door gunner from Shofield Bks. flew mostly with 1lt Markos(KIA) WO Mauldin Lt. Castro. He was the Maint Officer. the 119th was a grat unit at that time. lots of good memories. I returned to Vietnam with the 25th Inf. CuChi in 1966/67. seved as Tank Commander. latter tranfered to A co 25th Aviation as Door Gunner..

Jimmie H West Croc "2" - 07/28/99 04:13:29
My Email:jwest4801@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Mar 66 - Mar 67
Unit #: 119 Avn Co

Comments:
It is strange that I remember almost every minute of the first tour with the 119th and very little of the second tour with the 147th Hillclimber. It wasn't just the intensity of the combat, but the character of the crews and gunts at that point in time. We thought we could win that damn war and we had every intention of doing that. Good men, good machines, and good leadership. The elements were there and then the damn politics of the times kicked in. That second tour was a get home tour for me. No one cared about winning just building numbers. I love you guys. I miss all of you. email me if you remember to jwest4801@aol.com I would love to hear from you. I won't forget. Jim Croc 2

Hank Maifeld - 07/28/99 03:21:29
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/1056
My Email:buckeye@exploremaine.com

Comments:
Hi: I really enjoyed the time I spent at your website. I'll return when I have some free time. My visit this trip was in an official capacity as GeoCities Community Leader. If you haven't applied for Pentagon Awards, you shouls. Excellent site.

Curtis Berger - 07/26/99 21:32:10
My Email:berger96@swbell.net
Tour Of Duty: jul66-jul67
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
This is a great site. Saw names that I remembered again after such a long time. Now I can picture mostin my mind as the young guys we were at that time. Looking for Bill Dobbs the other half of the Bobbsy twins. Need to find Larry Jensen also.

Tom Parker - 07/25/99 22:31:24
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/tx/thomasparker
My Email:tparker@mail.utexas.edu
Tour Of Duty: 1966-67 & 1970071
Unit #: 170th AHC, 498th Dustoff, 283rd Dustoff

Comments:
I really enjoyed your page, especially the photos of Holloway and the Pleiku area and road to An Khe. I was with the 170th AHC from Nov 66 until March 67 then I volunteered to fly Dustoff. Flew with the Dustoff unit at Holloway & then in AnSon rest of 1st tour. I've got a lot of good shots taken at Holloway, mostly slides and some good movies that I've had transferred to VHS. Someday I might get them in some format to use on the web. I appreciate the work you've done; it brought back a lot of memories. Thanks a lot & welcome home, brother. Tom Parker (ex-Bikini and Dus

Bob Kilpatrick - 07/19/99 03:21:14
My Email:bob@kilpatrick.net
Tour Of Duty: Jun68 to Jun69
Unit #: 545th/119th

Comments:
Crew chief for Mike "BonBon" Bonthuis, on Gator 834, 6/68 to 6/69. Gunners were Bob Copher for a short time and then Gary "Eggy" Eggleston, the greatest. Getting together in CT/MA with Jake (yeah, that Jake) Gilliland, Davey Silk, Mike "Shakey" Curran, Al Mixer, and a few non-119th guys Aug 6-9. Anybody in the area who is connected with any of us, email for details.

Jon Dienlin - 07/08/99 18:30:32
My Email:jdienlin@att.net
Tour Of Duty: March 67 - Nov. 68
Unit #: 57th & 283rd Dustoff

Comments:
Had some great gun coverage from the 119th.... Will be back another time to look for old friends... My call sign at the 283rd was DUSTOFF-30

Ron Corbin - 07/07/99 17:51:02
My Email:phdav8r@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966-67
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Enjoyed "going back in time" on your web page...those were the good ol' days. I flew A/C as "Gator 373" with a nickname of "California Dreamer" (also the nose art on my H-model). This ship crashed 9-2-67 with WOs Jim Daniels and Jim Bosley (both KIA) at t e controls on a day I was not flying. Saw a couple names in the Guestbook that "rang a bell", but unfortunately couldn't put a face to. Anyone wanting to chat, I would be glad to e-mail with. I live in Las Vegas now. Would despartely like to locate CWO Mike DuFour who flew in 2nd Platoon during same time period.

Alissa - 07/05/99 18:16:47
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/italyqt
My Email:italyqt@goarmy.net

Comments:
Graet Site and info. Thank you for your offer.

jack kelly - 07/01/99 12:35:31
My Email:skyflier@bellsouth.net
Tour Of Duty: 1970-71
Unit #: 119, 170 & B7/17

Comments:
Was swamp rat 3 from 5/70-10/70. Turned all the a/c in when unit de-commissioned. Re-signed to 170 @ Konton (rocket city). Stood that uint dowm and asigned to B 7/17 back at Hollaway. Lookig for CW2 Maib, flew slicks in 1970, nick name was "squid" , also W2 Paul Reeves. I will be at BNA 2 july 99.

Bob Wilson - 06/28/99 06:51:13
My URL:http://1-14th.com
My Email:robr@ite.net
Tour Of Duty: 2/66-11/66
Unit #: Recon, 1st/14th Inf

Comments:
The 119th unit history ends on June 24, 1966. I sure would like to see the rest of it!

Tony Gudino - 06/24/99 16:27:22
My Email:tgif@worldnet. att.net
Tour Of Duty: 1966-1967
Unit #: 119th (Gators C/C)

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Tony Gudino - 06/24/99 16:25:03
My Email:tgif@worldnet. att.net
Tour Of Duty: 1966-1967
Unit #: 119th (Gators C/C)

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Jim Dukes - 06/18/99 00:38:58
My Email:dukesAclark.net
Tour Of Duty: Mar'68-Mar'69
Unit #: 119TH AHC-COMMO

Comments:
Hi Gator & Crocs Me again. Hi Mark Hey, anybody remember the sounds of AFVN Radio. Well, One of my hobbies is to collect old records. I have a great collection of the type of music that was played on AFVN duting the late sixties, that kind of easy listening music. Anybody want a tape let m know. I'll send them to you.

Rodger Rogers - 06/15/99 07:40:06
My Email:crogers@cyberback.com
Tour Of Duty: 69-70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Looking through the guest book and saw a lot of name's I know. I flew crew chief on gator 719. Pilot was 2ed Flight Lead, Lt. Dan Meyers. Get in touch Geno, Touchstone, Sena, Chancellor or anyone else who remembers me.

Elaine Lange - 06/14/99 05:22:09
My Email:Denver368@aol.com

Comments:
Hello to the 119th and a profound thanks for your service to our country. Your site was referred to me as I'm looking for anyone who knew SP5 Billie Joe Ontis. Billie Joe was our neighbor in Denver, Colorado. He was truly an "All American Boy" who wanted to serve his country. We were all incredibly proud of Billie Joe when he s ipped out. He was kind too: in the summer of 1967 when my mom was dying from cancer, he stopped by the house to pay a courtesy call on her. He was wearing his uniform and said he'd visit again when he returned home. But my mom and Billie Joe died so they ever had their visit. Billie Joe's death was so hard on his family, especially his mom. Our neighborhood grieved over his loss too. If you knew this incredibly friendly, kind and brave young gentleman, would you drop me a note with your rememberances abou him? Your site is warm and informative and a beautiful tribute to those who served. I'm so glad Billie Joe served with folks such as yourself. Sincerly, Elaine Lange

gary bortolus - 06/14/99 03:38:10
My Email:gbortolus@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 66-67
Unit #: c/229ahb/ 1 cav

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K. G. Sears - 06/05/99 07:57:59
My Email:meken@saigonnet
Tour Of Duty: '65 - '75
Unit #: Various

Comments:
Great websites! Really appreciated those photos, tremdously. Was in Vietnam (civilian) from'65 till end of Apr 75. Got run out by NVA. Returned in '89 for a tour of the Mekong Delta. Tough times. No vehicles running (no gas),no money, no jobs, very little food, boat people still leaving, etc. After a few more visits, settled down here again in Jan '94. Was based at, and operated out of, Camp Holloway from mid '65 though late spring '66. Some of the names I remember are LTC Cody, 52nd CO, Capt. Honsinger(?) pilot, took a round from the ground up through the seat, leg wounded and worked at S-4, later he was with the Hillclimbers down south. Lt. then Capt. Cleary, pilot who later was at Can-Tho with the 235th. Also Ltc Ed Smith, Pleiku Sector Sr. Advisor. Comment on your Mang Yang Pass photo. Take one each zero of your number. French Groupement Mobile No. 100, was destroyed in the Pass on 24 Jun 54. However, some of the men survived and made it to Pleiku. GM 100 was not only French. It also contained Vietn mese, Cambodian and mountain tribesmen. In Dec 53 GM total strength was 3,498. By Jun 54 (having fought its way from Bien Hoa to BMT to Pleiku to An Khe and was on way back to Pleiku)it was down to less than half strengh. Sincerely, Sears PS: Prior to 1975 I had been in all 44 province and the six special zones of the former RVN. Have now been to every province and every provincial capitol in North Vietnam as well. In addition have been to all the "legal" border crossings between Vietnam a d China, Laos and Cambodia. All travel was by open Jeep (Reconditioned US Army M151-A2). Have put over 90,000 miles on it since '94 and it still purrs like a kitten.

Carl Brader - 06/03/99 15:13:50
My Email:harleydogs@yahoo.com
Tour Of Duty: May 70 - Apr 71
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
was with the 119th ahc from Apr 70 - Oct 70. Worked in maint. and then flew as the crewchief on Gator 539 until the unit was deactivated.

- 06/02/99 03:08:13
My Email:jkenned4@san.rr.com

Comments:
Looking for anyone who served with and/or remembers Major Richard Schaefer of the 162nd Assault Helicopter Group, Phuoc Vinh, Viet Nam 1966-1967. Specifically, looking for anyone who can tell his family about the circumstances regarding his DFC which is believed to be related to the extraction of a Green Beret Unit under Heavy Fire. Major Schaefer died in a stateside car accident in 1969 and his adult children would like to share info with the men he served with.

Bill Williamson - 06/01/99 18:50:05
My URL:http://www.icatmall.com/pti
My Email:crazybill@erols.com
Tour Of Duty: 66-67
Unit #: 2nd AV GRP COMPOSIT

Comments:
I started out,in a HAWK Unit. Someone said,we could make an extra $55.00 flight Pay. Little Did I know..... I ended up,doing 14 months in cvountry. Thanks to Charlie Rains and others,I know now,that others share the same experences I had.

Bill Williamson - 06/01/99 18:45:47
My URL:http://www.icatmall/pti
My Email:crazybill@erols.com
Tour Of Duty: 66-67
Unit #: 2nd AvGrp Composit

Comments:
I started in a Hawk Unit. Someone said,we could make an extra.$55.00 flight pay. LITTLE DID I KNOW! I ended up doing 14months.in country. I wouldn't trade all my experences,in Nam for a million bucks.even getting shot and shot down. Thanks to Charlie Rains,I found others,who shared the same experences I did. crazybill

Mike Haley - 05/30/99 21:51:48
My Email:michaelhaley@worldnet.att.net

Comments:
My stepfather, Ron Braasch was in the 119th, Crocs from Aug.65-66. I'm interested in anyone who may know him. He's talked about his time there and I have photos, citations etc. I don't push the topic but I know he would like to find out what happened to s me of his buddies. He was a crew chief/door gunner. Thanks for any info-

Christopher Joscelyn - 05/08/99 20:44:00
My Email:joscelyn@cyberportal.net
Tour Of Duty: 69-70
Unit #: 119th

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STEPHEN HALL - 04/29/99 17:45:09
My Email:SJHALL1993@AOL.COM

Comments:
MY FATHER SERVED,MAJ SAYWARD HALL. I JUST WANT TO SAT THAT THIS IS A GREAT SIGHT!

JIM BOOR - 04/29/99 02:20:30
My Email:jimb@wirefire.com
Tour Of Duty: JAN 70-DEC 70
Unit #: 119th ahc crocs

Comments:
GREAT JOB ON THE SITE. I WAS A GUNNER WITH THE CROCS IN 70, FLEW WITH WO1 ESTES, WO1 GIPE, WO1 PADUAN, CREW CHEIFS WERE ALBRIGHT, DAVIDSON AND OTHERS I CAN'T REMEMBER.

STEPHEN HALL - 04/28/99 03:17:28
My Email:SJHALL1993@AOL.COM

Comments:
MY FATHER SEVED IN 65, MAJ SAYWARD HALL. I LIKE TO SAY THIS IS A GREAT SIGHT.

Bill Scott - 04/21/99 20:02:03
My Email:aircavbco@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 67 - 69
Unit #: Bco 228th 1st air cav

Comments:
Having tour the hole thing yet but love it so far

Fidencio Ramirez - 04/16/99 02:21:56
My Email:framirez@manznet.com
Tour Of Duty: Jan69-Jan70
Unit #: 119th AHC

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Don McConeghy - 04/07/99 02:56:07
My Email:Ftrp8cav67@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Sept67--68
Unit #: C/7/17AirCav--F/8Cav

Comments:
Served as a machinegunner Blue Ghost Blues for 5 months and then 7 months as a doorgunner on a UH-1C gunship.

Spencer Gardner - 04/01/99 15:11:10
My Email:sgardner@mesh.net
Tour Of Duty: Sep 65-Sep 66
Unit #: 119th AHC (crocs)

Comments:
Looking for crewchiefs, gunners from this time frame. Went to Nam from the 25th Inf Div on Shotgun XI TDY for 90 days. When the division was notified it was being deployed was given the chance to extend or go back. Having to much fun on my gunship so I st yed along with most of the gun platoon. Thanks to your site have already found a couple. Keep up the good work

Bill Sparks - 03/31/99 21:59:43
My Email:billsparks@vehiclesys.com
Tour Of Duty: Mar 70 - Jan 71
Unit #: 238th Aerial Weapons

Comments:
I was a WO1 with the "GunRunners" out of Tuy Hoa/Phu Hiep. we flew UH-1 B&C models gunships. Have you heard from any other GunRunners?

Rex Tompkins - 03/28/99 15:53:50
My Email:RexDogman@webtv.net
Tour Of Duty: 1967
Unit #: 119th Croc 594

Comments:
I WAS THE CREW CHIEF ON 594 ON 10 NOV 67. WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CREWS OF GATOR 521,519,540 FOR GETTING US OUT. THAT DAY IS STILL A FOG TO ME. OUTSTANDING SITE

Donald L. Prentiss - 03/13/99 22:08:11
My Email:dprent7750@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: Mar 67 to Oct 68
Unit #: 344thAOD, 119th AHC

Comments:
I crewed aircraft 66-16533, this aircraft was assigned to first flight platoon. My gunners name was kieth Piply,and I'm not sure of my last gunners name but he was he latter went on to maintenance, and then came back as a Crew Cheif. I am currently the r persentive of the VHCMA in California, and my business is still Helicopter operations, Airline charters,and Aviation Jet-A fuel sales.

Ray Smith - 03/10/99 00:05:39
My URL:http://www.rjsmith.com/my_unit.html
My Email:rjsmith@rjsmith.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-1969
Unit #: Co C 1st Bn 69th Armor 4th Infantry Div and 173rd Airborne Bde

Comments:
Great site! You were the guys who supported us during my tour in the Highlands on Highway 19 between the An Khe and Mang Yang Passes. I have topo maps on my site of the areas you guys flew into and out of. Take a look and send me any feedback you can provide. Thanks much!

Eugene D. touchstone - 02/27/99 20:44:25
Tour Of Duty: 6/68/-4/70
Unit #: 119 AHC

Comments:
the valley in question is called the punch bowl. It is located at the southern end of the Plie Trap valley. I have many photos of the area. I do not have an Email address but you can contact me @815/477-9565 or Email to Sjoh102983@aol.com

Dan Lukken - 02/22/99 23:59:30
My Email:dlukken@aol.com
Unit #: 119th

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geno cabigas - 02/20/99 04:50:53
My Email:buddha az
Tour Of Duty: 1067-69-70
Unit #: 119th avn. co crocs

Comments:
where did you guys get pic of me and my crewit says in the you better believe it Iam far right it brought back old memories.....

WILLIE W. MAHAN - 02/17/99 02:54:23
My Email:mahan@imgain.net
Tour Of Duty: 66-67

Comments:
I WAS A CREW CHIEF IN 66-67 WITH THE 119TH BLUE FLIGHT, MR. BARRYHILL WAS MY A/C COMMANDER MR CARL BERGER WAS MY PILOT PFC NORTON WAS THE GUNNER. THIS IS A GRATE SITE, KEEP IT UP WILLIE W. MAHAN 1SG, AVN TX ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Dick Compton - 02/15/99 16:55:31
My Email:rcompton@csn.net
Tour Of Duty: 1/64-6/65, 6/67-6/68
Unit #: 119th, 189th, 117th

Comments:
It's been awhile in coming home.

Dan Lukken - 02/13/99 14:15:53
My Email:dlukken@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-69
Unit #: 119th AHC, 189th AHC

Comments:
Just found this page. - incredible! really brings back some memories. I started out as a mechanic in the 189th but then extended my tour to get on as a crew chief with the killer Crocks. I've got some great photos and patches and I'll be checking back as ime allows.

- 02/13/99 14:00:04

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John Tompkins - 02/08/99 04:26:22
My Email:jtx3@mcmsys.com
Tour Of Duty: Dec 1965-July 1967

Comments:
I would like to be in contact with anyone that flew with me or can help me bring back my Nam memories. I was a Sgt E-5 Door Gunner.

Conrad Gonzalez - 02/04/99 00:03:33
My Email:gonzo@northstar.k12.ak.us
Tour Of Duty: 10/67-10/68
Unit #: 119th Yellow Flight

Comments:
I had a few beers with Bob Pearson a few years ago. He is down in Anchorage and I am up in Fairbanks. Some lady from the Learning Channel is interviewing me for a piece she is dowing on Dak To. If anyone is interested in sharing with her, her e-mail addr ss is: ktoner1999@yahoo.com Welcome home, All. Would be happy to talk to anyone if you wish to.

Conrad Gonzalez - 02/04/99 00:01:46
My Email:gonzo@northstar.k12.ak.us
Tour Of Duty: 10/67-10/68
Unit #: 119th Yellow Flight

Comments:
I had a few beers with Bob Pearson a few years ago. He is down in Anchorage and I am up in Fairbanks. Some lady from the Learning Channel is interviewing me for a piece she is dowing on Dak To. If anyone is interested in sharing with her, her e-mail addr ss is: Kathleen Toner Welcome home, All. Would be happy to talk to anyone if you wish to.

Allan Williams - 01/25/99 19:42:59
Tour Of Duty: 67/68
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Very well done

Eugene (Gene) Fitzgerald - 01/11/99 01:35:07
My Email:kk5cq@txk.net
Tour Of Duty: Jan.'70-Dec.'70
Unit #: D.Co.1/8inf.4th div. (2nd plt.)

Comments:
Great web site! Brought back a bunch of memories, I was one of the grunts, that I know y'all had resupplied, and I remember every CA, and there was another bunch of birds also that give us resupply, they had a jack and ace of spades painted on the noses. lack-Jack I think, same outfit??? same AO. Glad more than once see y'all, Damn Glad!!! Welcome Home!!! (Tex) or Gene now! Good Luck to All...

Larry Dayhoff - 01/02/99 06:50:25
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/7939/
My Email:ldayhoff@home.com
Tour Of Duty: 08/66 to 12/67
Unit #: 303rd RRBN

Comments:
Very nice work. Stop by when you get a chance.

Bob Edman - 12/24/98 22:44:44
My Email:Bobed@msn.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966-67
Unit #: 119th. Assalt Hel. Co.

Comments:
Served as A/C with Maj. Matello, Capt. Wolfolk, Lt. Jim Tinney, WOs. Burger, Wilson, Dobbs, Larry Jennson, Gerrott, Fluharty, Roy Danial, Dufor, and BULLINGTON AND KURNEY. I'm sure there were others but I can't think of them right now. I may have the spel ing wrong it,s been a while.

Jim Dukes - 12/19/98 04:58:14
My Email:dukes@clark.net
Tour Of Duty: Mar'68-Mar'69
Unit #: 119th AHC Commo

Comments:
Happy Holiday Season to all of the Gators, Crocs, and their families. Good luck in 1999. Ex. Sgt. James F. Dukes & Family, Riverdale, Md.

Jim Triplett - 12/15/98 23:33:24
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/4568/
My Email:jttriplet@hotmail.com
Tour Of Duty: 10/66-10/67
Unit #: 119 AHC

Comments:
I like the gator Santa picture but he needs a flak vest or something.

james t. sparks - 12/12/98 03:52:25
My Email:tsparks@olp.net
Tour Of Duty: july 69-july 70
Unit #: 119th Gators

Comments:
great site. I could almost relieve the tour to well in the unit history. The photos of an khe and pleiku took me all the way to my old hootch. I have flown on most of the tail numbers that were called out at one time or another and saw old names that i ave not been able to recall before this. keep up the good work and if I can be of any help feel free to call. Its a story worth telling. thanks for all the hard work putting this together.

Jim Gillespie - 11/30/98 21:30:03
Tour Of Duty: 1970-1971
Unit #: 119 th Assualt Helicopter

Comments:
Served as Doorgunner/Crewchief on Slicks (UH-1H) I dont have an Email address but great to hear from anyone from the 119th. I have flown the skys of War and for me life will hold a flavor the protected will never know.....

Bill Chaney - 11/27/98 19:56:48
My Email:uh60ce@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 4-68/4-69
Unit #: 360th ASD,

Comments:
Was ATC at Hensel AAF(Dragon Mtn) Now uh60 si/fi with IL ARNG in Chi. Welcome Home, all Brothers

James Pyland CC Blue Flt. - 11/26/98 15:12:16
My Email:hf6768Pyland@netscape.net
Tour Of Duty: Oct67-68
Unit #: 119th AHC

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Eric Raits - 11/20/98 12:56:54
My Email:eraits@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: most of '67
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Grubfish: Haven't seen your homepage in some months. You've made a lot of additions! Great job. I would like to add a little to the history of '67. The Nov. 23 entry reads: "While on a combat assault for the 173rd ABN, Gator 522 was hit in the tail rotor and went down in the LZ. After a successful landing it had to be slung out after the LZ was secure." There were actually two landings! We were hit a out 20 feet off the ground, instantly losing our tail rotor. We spun wildly, throwing off most of the grunts on board and landing hard. We were looking at each other with relief when I noticed a Sgt. on the ground jabbing his finger and shouting toward us I undid my harness and leaned out to look under the chopper to see our skids were pinning two grunts to the ground. I told the pilot (Jr. Johnson was his name, I think) that he was going to have to pick it back up again. He replied, "I can't pick it up, e don't have a tail rotor!" I told him the situation and he asked us all if anyone wanted to get off the bird, that he would take it up himself. I would gladly have gotten off but no one said anything and I wasn't about to be the only coward so we stayed s Junior lightened 522 until we lifted off the grunts and spun downhill landing just short of the trees at the edge of the LZ. So Jr. Johnson should be credited with a takeoff and two highly successful landings without a tail rotor. Going to visit the ex-wife and kids for Turkey Day and will borrow the pictures I sent her from Pleiku and will scan them and send you a few. Many thanks for an excellent site. Eric

Ray L. Burns, Colonel of Aviation, US Army (retired) - 11/16/98 17:11:02
My Email:burnsra@ams.iix.com
Tour Of Duty: 4/65 to 4/66 & 4/68 to 3/69
Unit #: 119th ASH 65/66, A Co. 159th, 101 Div, Pacherderms, 68/69.

Comments:
Flew slicks with the 119th as a 1lt from 4/65 until 12/65. Moved to 52th Bn Hq and became the AVN LN officer to II Corp Opns until 4/66. Second tour flew chinooks with the 101st. Was the unit SIP, opns officer and later the comany exec.

michael cece - 11/15/98 20:54:33
My Email:mcece390@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 67/68/69
Unit #: 119thahc/11thcav398th

Comments:
this is a corrected email address would love to here who serve with the 119th ahc

michael cece - 11/14/98 14:38:21
My Email:mcece@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 67/68 /69
Unit #: 119th / 11cav 398th

Comments:
gator376 mr kim was pilot gator522 & 390 mr becker (animal) was pilot

Tom Frankenfield - 11/11/98 21:44:22
My Email:VetL78@erols.com
Tour Of Duty: 66-67
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Just passing by on Veterans day. I'm quite pleased to see that the 119th has so much unit info on the net. I served as a crew chief during my tour. Keep up the good work.

Tom Frankenfield - 11/10/98 21:13:31
My Email:vetl78@erols.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966-1967
Unit #: 119th AHC Gators

Comments:
Enjoyed the trip through your page. Brings back lots of memories. It seems that the nose art is different from when is incountry. I have a patch that is completely different.

Fidencio Ramirez - 11/10/98 03:46:33
My Email:framirez@manznet.com
Tour Of Duty: Jan 69-Jan 70
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Great Site.

Mark S. Seeley - 11/08/98 18:43:53
My Email:markseeley@hotmail.com

Comments:
Visiting in memory of my Father-Captain John S. Seeley-who was a CH-47 pilot with the 178th A.S.H.C "Boxcars." He was killed on 6-27-66 near Dau Tieng, RVN in III Corps. If you knew or served with "Big John" during his 1953-'66 U.S. Army career please e-mail his youngest son at: markseeley@hotmail.com....thank all of you Vietnam veterans for the greatness of what you did for this country...you are this nation's finest.

Terry Racine - 11/06/98 21:22:58
My Email:uncletr655@aol.com

Comments:
Great site. Looking for anyone who may have been in 119th in 1965 and may have known my brother SP5 Franklin Racine. Kia battle of Pleime 20 oct 65

Terry Racine - 11/06/98 21:16:31
My Email:uncletr655@aol.com

Comments:
Great site. Looking for anyone who may have been in 119th in 1965 and may have known my brother SP5 Franklin Racine. Kia battle of Pleime 20 oct 65

Lennart Lundh - 10/31/98 20:56:11
My Email:lenlundh@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968-1969
Unit #: USS Tripoli (LPH-10)

Comments:
I'm doing a book on US military helo nose art. Anybody have photos/slides to loan or sell? Thanks in advance.

gene s. cabigas - 10/28/98 00:06:32
My Email:buddha az@aol,com
Tour Of Duty: 1967 &69-70
Unit #: 119th a.h.c.

Comments:
was croc door gunner ship call sign was killer croc 3

Ben Youmans - 10/16/98 20:52:35
My Email:byoumans@romac.com
Tour Of Duty: 1968 & 1970
Unit #: C 2/35 4th Inf and MACV Team 23 4/42nd ARVN Infantry

Comments:
WELCOME HOME BROTHERS! Great site. Read the action reports from April 1970 about Dak Seang. I was one of the grunts on the ground you guys were flying in and out and doing gun runs for and resupplying beans and ammo. It was a hot place. Reading the after ction brought back a lot of memories. I lost a lot of US and ARVN friends up there. You guys did a hell of a job. thanks very much. Ben Youmans

Gary L. Young - 10/09/98 00:34:05
My Email:gary.young@kla-tencor.com
Tour Of Duty: Oct.'65 to Oct.'66
Unit #: 119th Alligators

Comments:
I was a pilot with the 119th for 6 mos. before going down to the 161st when they came in country. Glad to find the site. It sure brings back a lot of memories.

wbulger - 09/25/98 16:24:51
My Email:r6pnw@fs.fed.us
Tour Of Duty: 1967
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Great site! Brought back many memories. Especially 119th history of 1967. Thanks

Sean Kelley - 09/25/98 15:49:12
My Email:msk1112@mail.ecu.edu

Comments:
My dad was a member of the 119th. I wanted to look you guys up. I am very interested in the war. I want to learn all I can about the war and the 119th.

Leigh Gough - 09/21/98 03:42:25
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/1530/
My Email:debbieh@nemontel.net
Tour Of Duty: None
Unit #: None

Comments:
Just wanted to thank you for your comments on my aviation poetry page and return the favor of posting in the guestbook. Your site looks very nice and very informative. I have never been to war thank god, but I have a deep respect for those that have and I am happy to help in my small way to preserving he memory of those that did. Thanks again.

SGT SPAHR MARTIN MCCARTHY - 09/17/98 15:13:19

Comments:
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM VIETNAM VETERANS FOR INFORMATION FOR A POSSIBLE BOOK. IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO SGT. SPAHR MARTIN MCCARTHY USAR 505 OLYMPIA AVE CLIFFSIDE PARK,NJ 07010 I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANYONE IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Hank Llewellyn - 09/14/98 04:06:52
My Email:UH1Dgunner@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: 67-68
Unit #: A/229th AHB

Comments:
Surfed in for a visit to your site....would have stayed longer but couldn't stand the Geo Cities "word from our sponsors" any further. Nice site but the Geo slows one down. Hank

JIM DUKES - 09/14/98 00:00:57
My Email:dukes@clark.net
Tour Of Duty: MAR '68- MAR '69
Unit #: 119TH AHC

Comments:
Hi Mark Thanks for the effort. I was commo sergent. Hello to all the Gator and Crocs. Any body who served in Dec. 68 remember the Christman party in the day room. I got lots of pictures of it. Also, Before I left, I built a softball diamond in the open field between the new company area and the new maintenance shop. Did anybody play any solfball on it after I left?

al sena - 09/11/98 06:22:32
My Email:alsena@concentric.net
Tour Of Duty: 1970-1972
Unit #: 189th ahc,170th ahc, 362st awc

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was a crewchief with the ghostriders and worked a few missions with the gators. i had a couple of friends in the gators {roger rogers} {elbert zuber}. i went tru basic at polk with rogers. if your out there contact me. would like to thank the gators for a l there help at dak seang and cambodia. ypur gators web page is terrific and welcome home. thanks al sena ghostriders

Terr Racine - 09/08/98 17:51:25
My Email:uncletr655@aol.com

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I am currently looking for anyone who may have known my brother SP5 Frank Racine, KIA at battle of Pleime 20 oct 65. He was crew chief at Camp Holloway in the 119th AHC. any one with info about him please let me know. It has been interesting. Thanks to ALL and WELCOME HOME!!!

Terr Racine - 09/08/98 17:49:06
My Email:uncletr655@aol.com

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I am currently looking for anyone who may have known my brother SP5 Frank Racine, KIA at battle of Pleime 20 oct 65. He was crew chief at Camp Holloway in the 119th AHC. any one with info about him please let me know. It has been interesting. Thanks to ALL and WELCOME HOME!!!

Wade Thompson - 08/31/98 20:35:19
My Email:Wade.Thompson@CAS-Inc.com
Tour Of Duty: 1967 - 1968
Unit #: 189th/604 TC Det

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I served with the 189th AHC attached to the 604 TC Det. (Hangar Rats). Looking for lost buddy Jim Sharpe.

Jim Claeys - 08/19/98 23:37:37
My Email:jrc48@webtv.net
Tour Of Duty: 1969-70
Unit #: 6/29th Arty & 3/8 Inf

Comments:
Very nice page-I wasn't with your unit, but was at Pleiku-An Khe & surrounding area. Nice pictures! I've put my tour pictures on video-a nice way to exchange memories!(Will trade for same) Also want videos of Central Highlands both then & now. Thanks....

Tony Gudino - 08/17/98 05:20:55
My Email:tgif@worldnet.att.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966-1967
Unit #: 119th gators

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I am lookink for amyone that was with the 119th between 1966-1967. the only one I remember is a pilot that we called Mr. 64. he was transferred to the 4th Inf.

Gina - 08/17/98 00:55:45
My Email:Bunker

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Hello Fish and all Vets-- Maybe i should not be here as i am only the relative of two that served in VN--one for 3 tours another two-however-Fish i wanted to tell you that i enjoyed your page and like all the others i have read-learn a tidbit of info that is always very interestin to read-You all have stories to tell--and yet everyone is different in some way--Welcome Home and Thank you to all that served our country-God bless each and every one of you that returned and also those chosen by God for a reason----still unkown to me-- -its wonderful that the Internet has provided a place for all to find loss friends--meet new ones--vent some anger--smile-- for a moment that has been rekindled-linking hands with others that have crossed your path many years ago! You have and will not b forgotten!

Ron Schmaling - 08/03/98 22:42:40
My Email:dataguy@earthlink.net
Tour Of Duty: Sept 1967 - Oct 1968
Unit #: 119th AHC Crocadile Guns

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I have looked all over for the history of "my unit ,the 119th AHC" I have many memories associated with the Gators and Crocs. Thanks for the work. CROC 11 "Blue Max" Ron Schmaling

Bill Tippett - 08/02/98 05:11:53
My URL:http://members.aol.com/maddogs240/index.htm
My Email:maddogs240@aol.com
Tour Of Duty: '66 - '69
Unit #: 5/56 Arty B, 240th AHC

Comments:
Nice Website, will make sure we give you a link soon !!!

Mike Rinehart - 07/31/98 18:04:38
My Email:mrinehart@compuserve.com
Tour Of Duty: Jun 68-Jun 69 (Class 68-1)
Unit #: 283rd Dust Off (W end of AFB active near 91st Evac)

Comments:
Great site. Great job. Where's 1968 and 1969 photos?

Bob Kilpatrick - 07/28/98 12:45:17
My Email:rgk@hosco.com
Tour Of Duty: 6/68 - 6/69
Unit #: 119th

Comments:
Davey Silk, you ol' rattlesnake. Shakey and Jake and I have been looking for you. Just found BonBon. Wait'll I tell Shakey you surfaced... Doc

Dave Silk - 07/27/98 21:38:39
My Email:silkdaf@mail.startribune.com
Tour Of Duty: Apr. 67-June 69
Unit #: 545th and 119th AHC

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I don't know if you guys remember me. I was in ground maint. and I'm sure happy I found this site it was great to see the photo of Bob Kilpatrick then and now. James L. Johnson are you out there?

Chuck Utzman - 07/23/98 16:06:35
My Email:chucktexas@juno.com
Tour Of Duty: Jan-Jun 1970
Unit #: Dragon 6

Comments:
Thanks to Mark Herring for referring me to the 119th site - it's a great site. Well done! I attended the mini-reunion of the 119th at the VHPA in Ft Worth in June - well attended and a happy bunch. Reportedly the most in attendance ever and of course they were already working on the next one in Nashville, 99! They made welcome and comfortabl even though I was the "old man" and "oldest man" present!!! As Dragon 6 I resisted and disliked the need for the 119th to be An Khe....wanted you at Holloway with the rest of us! Thanks for the memories! Good memories! Wish there had been better ways to tell and show you how much I appreciated your dedication and service.... Nowadays I can do it in words and with hugs....too bad that wasn't the military or manly way of doing it back then. You were a great bunch - and still are! I respect and love every one of you.... Chuck Utzman, Austin TX

geno cabiges - 07/22/98 22:42:20
My Email:g. cabiges
Tour Of Duty: 67-6970
Unit #: 119th avn.co. or a.h.c.

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I see no art work of the crocs which I was a door gunner later crew-chief it brings me back and I appreciate what you guys have done for the 119th and 52nd I hope to get in touch some the guys I serve with thank you

Shannon Crowe Zachary - 07/16/98 18:27:59
My Email:szachary@abileneteachersfcu.org
Tour Of Duty: March '67-March '68
Unit #: 119th AHC, 52nd Battallion

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I am writing on behalf of my father, Larry Crowe. He served at Camp Holloway from March '67 to March '68. Saw comments from George Heidt about Mike Cece and was wondering if he was the same Cece he served with. My dad was a spec 5 helicopter mechanic. He found the information on this site very interesting and will tell others about it. Thanks.

Larry Burbridge - 07/14/98 02:13:38
My Email:lamarbur@hey.net
Tour Of Duty: 70/72
Unit #: 189/57

Comments:
Mark, enjoyed the chat tonight on the HV chat room. You have a great page and great pictures. Brings back a lot of memories. Thanks for the memories.

John Foster - 06/28/98 22:19:34
My Email:jefoster@deltanet.com
Tour Of Duty: 65-66
Unit #: 70th Sig Det

Comments:
Great pictures. Have a bunch my self and should scan them. Thanks. Welcome Home, John

David Hickey - 06/28/98 17:08:50
My Email:david.hickey@delta-air.com
Tour Of Duty: Oct. 67 - Oct 68
Unit #: 57th and 119th

Comments:
Great site...make sure you check sister company site 57th AHC from Kontum. I DEROS'd into the 119th Crocs from the 57th around July or August of 68 .... extended for 10 days for my 5 month early out. Flying with the Crocs with their spirit and comradarie as a great experience and one I will never forget....Keep the faith and thanks for the memories!!!

Gerald Sandlin, MSG RTD. - 06/26/98 17:15:26
My Email:msgerry@hiwaay.net
Tour Of Duty: Nov 66- May 68
Unit #: 189th AHC

Comments:
Great page I like the setting and I will add it to the 189th page.

Robert Gamboa - 06/23/98 17:19:57
My URL:http://www.tstc.edu
My Email:rgamboa@tstc
Tour Of Duty: 1966-67
Unit #: 335th AHC-"Cowboys" 173D ABN BDE

Comments:
Welcome home my brothers. Thought you would like to know that one of your "Gators" is here at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas. I just untroduced him to your website. "GILBERT L. MAESTAS" former "SP4 Maestas" is an Instructor in the Laser Electro-Optics Technology and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. His address is Texas State Technical College, 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, Texas 76705 and his email address is gmaestas@tstc.edu.

Jim Chancellor - 06/18/98 23:04:57
My URL:http://www.niia.net/~jimchancellor/index.html
My Email:jimchancellor@niia.net
Tour Of Duty: Dec69-dec70
Unit #: 119th.

Comments:
Great job Grub, please keep up the good work, stay in touch, and remain strong to your convictions. Can I link your site to mine???? jim

Jim Triplett - 06/15/98 17:10:25
My Email:jtriplet@raychem.com
Tour Of Duty: 10/66-10/67
Unit #: 119 AHC

Comments:
Mike Ebert, please send me your email address or phone number.

- 06/14/98 18:24:16

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Bob Pearson - 06/12/98 05:29:38
My Email:afrep@uaa.alaska.edu
Tour Of Duty: Aug, 67 -Aug, 68/Oct,69-Dec,70
Unit #: 119th/25th Inf Div

Comments:
Just passing through looking for old yellow flight gators and crocs. Hey you blue flight guys too!Am in contact with John Kinzel, and John Carrigan.

Mike Ebert - 06/09/98 16:25:50
My Email:Santoni4
Tour Of Duty: 11/66-11/67
Unit #: crocodiles

Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone from same time period.

Richard C. Olson - 06/07/98 18:27:26
My URL:http://sprinsit.com
My Email:rolson001@sprintmail.com
Tour Of Duty: 2/67-2/68 10/70-10/71
Unit #: 119 AHC,57 AHC, 7/17 Cav, 201 AHC

Comments:
First time on, be nice to find my old crew chief from '67 Dave Calloway. Rich

George Heidt - 05/27/98 14:44:44
My Email:heidtg@cc.tacom.army.mil
Tour Of Duty: Nov 69-Oct 70
Unit #: HHC 1/22, 4th ID, SGT, S-2 Forward

Comments:
Just stopped in to say hello on behalf of 2 former Gator Crew Chiefs, Pat Kelly, Detroit MI and Mike Cece, Chicago IL, both served with the 119th from Sep 67 to Sep 68. Made a copy of the whole site and gave it to Pat, he was impressed. He was in DC a few years back trying to get the unit history. He found 1967 alright but had no luck for 1968. If anyone has a copy, he would appreciate it. He can be contacted thru my email. Keep up the good work. I also contacted Bub Parrish, who has an excellent Huey site at www.inetport.com/~bubp/ huey/index.htm and he addded this site and the Camp Holloway site to his Links Page.

Allen D. Lambert - 05/26/98 03:06:05
My Email:adlambert@juno.com
Tour Of Duty: 12/66 -11/67
Unit #: 119th & 1st Cav

Comments:
Great site, I enjoyed the tour and appreciate your work.

S. Jepson, SFC Ret. - 05/24/98 21:11:46
My Email:oldgator@intercomm.com
Tour Of Duty: 1966 - 1967
Unit #: 70th Sig Det

Comments:
Although this was my second tour in Nam, I was proudest of being attached to & flying with the 119th. When I left Nam on Memorial Day 1967, I lost all contact with those I served with and wondered what had become of them. Now some of the questions are an wered. Welcome Home!

Jerry Sevy - 05/04/98 05:19:39
My Email:cynde@flash.net
Tour Of Duty: Sept 67 - May 69
Unit #: 235th AHC/AWC

Comments:
Good page, you done good! Thanks for keeping our history alive.

Mark S Herring - 05/04/98 04:19:11
My Email:grubfish@email.msn.com
Tour Of Duty: 1970
Unit #: 119th AHC

Comments:
Just checking the log. Hope to see some of you at the VHCMA reunion in June. Thanks for stopping by.

- 04/19/98 22:58:31

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Cynthia - 03/20/98 07:29:11
My Email:CynSchiff@aol.com

Comments:
Maybe I don't belong here. Sorry if I didn't sign in the right place. I'm the widow of Sp/5 John Schiffhauer who served with the 119th in '68-69. He was KIA Mar 1 '69. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him or anyone who would like to share the r story with me. Please e-mail CynSchiff@aol.com

Tommy - 03/11/98 02:16:48
My Email:Tommytls@Worldnet.att.net
Tour Of Duty: 70
Unit #: 238TH. AW

Comments:
Great job Fish now what about mine ?

- 03/11/98 01:56:10

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