.........another thing. I have been talking to England Phil, the guy with the 129th "509" ship. He is comeing to the US in may and would very much like to see somebody from the 129th there. If any of you are out that way try and stop in and see him. I'm pretty sure that Dan Hertlien is going if time permits.........always a brother.
Mark
USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 18:46:31 (MDT)
HEY GENTLY, when you get time let us know how the celibration went up there. How did the family do? And Ron, was he a good boy? The reason I wanted to call you and find out where you were going to be Friday night was because I was going to drive up there and attend the goings on. Turns out I had something come up and could not make it anyways. Was going to suprise ya all. Oh well, at's the way things go huh?....a belated Prayer for the crew of the "426" Will be great to see Bruno and Bernie in TX......always a brother..
Mark
USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 18:43:05 (MDT)
Finally....I couldn`t get on this web-site, I`m still having problems Mark........Honestly.....I kept pushing the "GO" on my "address bar" on the monitor and the flight log came up. It`s on my end..........One more week in NC, the movers came for the "storage stuff" and are coming back for the "apartment furniture" this Thursday. So by next week I`ll be a "Cheeseburger In Paradise". BTW.....I got a New Jersey cell phone number, if anyone wants it just e-mail me. One of the Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the WORLD, is just 7 miles from our apartment in NJ, go watch the Indians thump the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, go watch the Browns beat-up on the Jets and Giants , go watch the Reds put a wumpin on the Mets, go see LaBron and the Cavs smash the Knicks and blow-out the Nets.......Yep.......I`m a "Cheeseburger In Paradise".
Fred Skaggs
Raleigh, NC USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 15:17:39 (MDT)
Just checking back in with the 129th. I think I submitted my e-mail before but had a different address at that time. Just wanted to touch bases with the 129th. I was with 129th in Viet Nam from about July 1966 to July 1967. I was just reading about W.O. Wells who passed in the crash in 1967. I remember him well and Mrs. Wells he was one heck of a good guy. He was one of my favorite pilots. It also reminded me of one of my very best friends, probably my best buddy, in Viet Nam, Ken Wells, from Chicago, I believe. He died in a crash near Saigon in 1967, along with the whole crew. I still get upset when I think about it. He was the Crew Chief and his gunner was also a very good friend. His name has escaped me though, as have the Pilot's and Co-Pilot's.
Gerald Gilliam <gilgilliam@wmconnect.com>
Litchfield Park, Az USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 19:57:30 (MDT)
Just checking back in with the 129th. I think I submitted my e-mail before but had a different address at that time. Just wanted to touch bases with the 129th. I was with 129th in Viet Nam from about July 1966 to July 1967.
Gerald Gilliam <gilgilliam@wmconnect.com>
Litchfield Park, Az USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 19:47:36 (MDT)
Flight: Well tomorrow is the 30th aniversay of the ending of Vietnam war. Where has time gone?? Gently with I could be with you and the others. You have to be the busiest womman I know whom donates all her time to the Vet's and their Families. You'll always be #1 and thanks for being part of the 129th Family!! Bernie always good to see you post. This is a hard time for you,Bruno, Dianne and the rest of the famlies. But, were here for you all. Brothers and Sisters to the end. Fred and Susan were here for you all!! You both are in our thoughts and prayers. Ray Gagner and Larry Lackey was good talking to you both. To all my brothers and Sisters see you all in San Antonio. Always A Brother Alex
Alex
Collierville , TN USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 14:24:32 (MDT)
Hello Bruno and Bernie (and everyone associated with the 129th): I just wanted the two of you to know I was thinking of you both a couple of days ago, on the 27th. It was a bad day and I did not check in until now. It is incredible that it has been 33 years. I feel the same age I was then (how does that work?) and so little has changed and so much has changed in this world. Hope you are both doing OK. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane
Diane Strother Moy <df78759@aol.com>
Austin, USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 13:12:12 (MDT)
alvis tell susan to hang in there and we will be praying for her. may god bless and keep you both close to his heart. donnie @ jean Purvis
donnie purvis <donnie.purvis@us.army.mil>
linwood, nc USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 04:58:46 (MDT)
Robbie, you're too kind. I will give each member of Glenn's family a 129er hug,as will Ron Paye through tear welled eyes. L-Gently
Gently
USA - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 06:59:51 (MDT)
Slow hand salute to the members of 426 that didn't return with the rest of us. Gently, give my best to the Nowakowski family when you see them on Saturday. I hope the rock only brings back good memories of Glenn. Kind of crazy, but when I was painting each rock I found myself talking to each one as if it were that person. Tell Ron I said hi also, and thanks for representing the 129th in such good fashion Gently. We all love you.
Robbie
Rochester , NY USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 17:23:37 (MDT)
Once again, the 27th of April. So many things have happened.We have been Honored with communication From Ann Shaw & Diane Strother Moy. Gods' peace go to you both on this day. Bernie, whom i have shared a little time with & some food, & Bruno whom i hope to meet once again in San Antonio soon, May the good Lord set Peace upon your feelings this Day. You Four are truly the living example of " All Gave Some, Some gave All". God Bless all & especially the Brave crew of "426" on this Day>>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 14:50:46 (MDT)
Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Sure went fast, didn't it! Joe and I are organizing a commemoritive event here in Milwaukee and we have asked Ron Paye to participate. I'm so blessed to have one of you with me for this important day. Ron will be ecorting our 129er Nowakowski's family (I guess about 15 of them are coming) to the POW-MIA Table Ceremony, and also presenting to them the beautiful rock that Robbie hand-painted for last years' re-union. It will be beautiful. Oh, and this is scary! Ron is going to help the Huey land! Yikes! He'll be on the ground communicating with the pilot while he lands, abd the pilot is a Vietnam Veteran also. God works in strange ways. The Sijans and Gary Wetzel will also be participating. Hopefully the Sijans will be joining us in December when we go to Vietnam, Mark. Have you given any more thought to the Larry Jackson 129th AHC library yet? Maybe we could dedicate Larry and Lance Sijans on the same trip. Wow, how wonderful would that be! But back to Ron for just a moment: He also asked Joe if he could spend the night at his house Saturday evening...and that puzzles me(or does it?)..why didn't he ask to stay at my house? Hmmmm....maybe after the Marines and the Army, Ron pulled a little stint in the Navy also:>))). Ron, Joe, and I will have a special moment for all of you, and our fallen 129ers on Saturday....wish you could physically join us. Always here-Gently
Gently
USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 13:54:23 (MDT)
I had been with the 60th ahc only a few months,when I heard the 129th had lost a bird in the pass.I dont know how it occurs,but the underground grapevine in helicopter units just is amazingly fast and accurate,if somewhat limited in info.Still grieving over my own roomies crash and burning april 18th,I wondered ,who else do I now know thaT is lost.I was told by the grapevine that not everyone on board was lost,but thats all the info I could get.Everytime I spoke to a sister company,s crew,I always ask.It was madding.I never found out till I arrived on this site,30 years later.By then,the mist of time had fogged my sharpest memiories.I remember hearing that the pass had turned into a real shit storm,and it was pretty tough going for the 129th.I heard the whole of central highlands had turned into a shit storm,called tet.I was concerned for my brothers,in my new unit as well as the 129th and 61st.slow,respectful, hand salute rendered,to the warriors who gave all.Perhaps the old Norse legends are true,beautiful women on winged white horses,desend to take those men,those brave warriors,to Valholia.A fitting place,surrounded and with other heros,drinking mead and living the lusty life we once did ourselves.Laughter and stories,cheers and respect all around .no cowards need apply.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 08:03:50 (MDT)
Mr. Tom Shaw...it is because of you that I am who I am today. I hope I am doing you proud. Send down alittle peace to all your brohers and their families who today are still suffering from the effects of the Vietnam War, and the many other illnesses that break our hearts. Give us strength and wisdom to do the right thing and speak the healing and comforting words so many of our friends in the 129th need. You are at peace....help us find it. Be there, Tom. I love all of you-Gently
Gently
USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 07:00:26 (MDT)
" DITTO "
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, Tx USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 06:09:50 (MDT)
33 years ago today "426" went down in the An Khe pass, slow hand salute to Mr. Claude Strother and Lt. Francis Shaw and Bruno Sanchez along with the two Korean Soldiers. Bernie Hernandez "426"
Bernie Hernandez
Utah , Ut USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 05:44:37 (MDT)
Howdy Flight. wshoooo, rainy day in Coldwater. Hey Gently, I just got off the phone with Chuck Theusch. Sounds like he is pretty excited about the possiblity of me going to Vietnam with you guys and also said he would get me to the top of "The Mountain". Awesome babe. Thanks for the hook up with him. He will be sending me some info on the trip soon which I will post on here in case anybody else here wants to go also. Chuck said, the more the marrier. He also said that "YOU" were a "GO GETTER". He has great respect for you. He put it this way, " that girl is a go getter, and something else". Now the "something else" I can go with because you are surely that. A blessing to all of us, and you always but it in your signature, " Always there for us". Go to Heaven, you "Something Else". Hey BTW "something else", what is the bid on the 129th flag now?................always a brother
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 09:58:47 (MDT)
Gale go to" microsoft antispyware". free downloads there.Need to wait a few days before a vist Gale.Susan is having lots of side effects at the moment.Dont know how long it will last with this new cocktail.Its kicking her butt.Think of all the bad things you have heard about chemo,and your getting close.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 07:38:33 (MDT)
Gale, I want to say he was in 394Th Maint with me. Go to micorsoft site and they have a free bata version spyware package you can download. We are all fine here. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gus 67-69
USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 20:20:45 (MDT)
Gale, Send me your phone number and I will give ya a call to help get rid of some of that stuff. Take care. Rick
Rickard Jensen <RickardAllanJensen@cox.net>
Clovis, NM USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 13:10:07 (MDT)
Alvis, give Susan our love.....it's hard to try to visit when we don't know how she feels from day to day. Hang in there Fred and hopefully one of these days you can look back at these days with relief. By the way, did you say there was a junk yard around Avon with some old Mopars? Where is it from you? Flight, Joe Alvarado (67-68) is supposed to meet me in San Antonio....does anyone remember him? Also, It looks like my PC has picked up a spy-ware infections. Does anyone know how to get rid of these without spending $50? Clear, Gale
Gale 67-68
USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 08:50:16 (MDT)
opps, make that 8 weeks.
alvis
USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 07:25:28 (MDT)
5th chemo over,3 more to go.The new "cocktail" is wrecking havic.Eyebrows and lashes almost gone.Toenails and fingernails turning colors,hurting,about to lose them.Skin turning darker,feeling sunburned.Throat hurts,hard to swallow,cant eat "hard" foods.tired,cant sleep.either diarea or constapation.Infections in several places.Wrinkles forming.slight nausea.love of life gone.3 days after 5th chemo.Flight,its hell to watch,helplessly,as the one you love,goes thru this.We have the choice of having chemo( the last one) the day before we leave for the reunion,or the day after we get back.Watching this new cocktail do its thing as the poisen courses thru her body,makes that decesion for us.It will have to be after.She almost gets well again,when its time for another drip.I havent heard her laugh in days,perhaps i have seen her smile.Not looking for sympathy here,just letting you know that breast cancer is an ugly thing.Again,please urge your wifes and daughters to be tested early.Caught early enough,they dont have to go thru what I am watching unfolding before my eyes.If they have a cysist,have it tested by sound imageing,do NOT depend on the mammery exam alone.Susan and the doc have convinced me to stop drinking my beloved beer.Havent had a drink in over a month.When I talk about maybe having one,Susan starts talking "Aussie".When she does that,I know i have "steped on it".That being said.I do have her ok to "swill" a few with the boys at the reunion.See you guys in about 4 weeks.
alvis
USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 07:23:04 (MDT)
I changed ISP's to MSN and NOW I can't get my MSN messenger to log in. go figure .. I am trying to cure my problem and when I do I will get back to chat once in a while. but in the meantime ................. Later, Don
Don Miller
USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 21:38:22 (MDT)
Well, what really threw me a curve is that the reunion registration form says Friday is the 24th & saturday is the 26th, i set my flight to come in on 22 & leave 26th & since i thought i was going to miss the banquet etc, i didn't buy a ticket. Everyone please note that sunday is the 26th June, Guess i been takin too many pills ( The Va gave them all to me). I have contacted the Vhcma about a banquet ticket or maybe i can just pay at the door. Hope all are doing as well as you can be. Try to pray every day for all of you( seems as we get older we all have a Cross to bear) hang in there & see ya in San Antonio.>>> My deepest Respects>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 17:07:56 (MDT)
hey Harrell good to hear from you. I don't think practicing would help.hehehehehehehe*******Animal I agree with you we have the same at our vet center we call it echo PTSD. The families are effected and put up with us for so long.
Rick England
USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 10:12:37 (MDT)
Slow hand salute to the brothers of "525" that didn't return with the rest of us.......JW, it's good that you keep them in your memory and your heart..Rob
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 07:37:27 (MDT)
Hey Rick England. Last three golf rounds have been 81, 79, 77. Better get them sticks out and start practicing. heeeeeeee. See you guys in San Antonio. Wife and I will be there Tuesday and spend the night at the Menger. Do the tourist thing downtown then check in Wednesday at the Hilton.
Harrell Guidry
Groves, Tx USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 05:57:06 (MDT)
Happy Birthday Sp/4 Robert Berta(176th AHC),crewchief of #186, died when it crashed & burned in Dec of 67......think of you often Brother.
Gale 67-68
USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 18:35:33 (MDT)
April 23, 1967, the 525 struck trees while lifting off from a confined area. Their aircraft crashed and burned. We lost WO1 Edward William Wells, pilot on this date and Sp4 Michael D. Walker, gunner and medic who died from injuries 10 May 67. Max Whittington and I lost a good friend that day.
J.W. Wilson
USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11:33:55 (MDT)
Happy b/day Mrs. Wells
Mark
USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 07:32:10 (MDT)
Happy B Day Mom... You have been reunited with your son now, long separated since that night 3/67 which changed us forever. Save us a spot -- both of you. With love. D
Ken's Brother
USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 20:30:38 (MDT)
VERY WELL SAID animal. support our troops not our politicians
paul mcgrath
oglesby, il USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 17:18:30 (MDT)
My sympathies Alvis. I've seen a few instances of medical bankruptcy in my town, it's never a pretty thing. I wonder when we in this country will wake up to the 'FREE MARKET' sham of our current health care system. There's too much money being spent on getting out of paying claims, and keeping the premiums for the stock holders, and corporate executives...too much being spent on doctors having to pay administrators to 'properly code'medical bills!!!!...Killing murderer's and sex offenders wouldn't cause me to lose sleep, as long as it wasn't found later that we'd killed an innocent person. Overzealous prosecutors and dirty cops get innocent people convicted, and that's wrong, too.
Kim
USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 13:55:18 (MDT)
Hello, There have been some interesting threads of conversation lately, and since no-one has asked for my opinion, here it is: (LOL) PTSD: most of us are afflicted, amd we are also PTSD providers. Our families often have secondary PTSD. Our Vet Center here lets us bring spouses and Kids into individual counsiling sessions so they can be helped as well......... Jane Fonda:Many of us (including myself) protested against the war upon returning. But I think the subject of our protests were the people responsible for the war and profiting by it , rather than the soldiers fighting it. Jane stepped over the line, realizes the serious mistakes she made, and must live with it (spit) the rest of her life . I'm generally unsympathetic to the rich and famous. I have even less sympathy for the modern day traitors who would send precious soldiers into harms way to enrich themselves with power or money. I spit on them..................later, Greg
Animal
Puna, HI USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 12:01:10 (MDT)
Alex your not alone. Wink I am glad to hear you are going. outstanding. Ron P the pins are in the mail I sent them that same day I got your commo. flight be careful out there today
Rick England
USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 08:41:03 (MDT)
Kim, I used to wonder about bankrupcy also.Thought it was just folks gone wild and couldnt keep a handle on their bucks.I kept wondering,till the cancer bills started rolling in.Now I understand that option only to well.I havent done it,and hope not to,but it looms larger as Susan misses more and more work and her short term disability insurance company screws her around with the "paper" game ( the same one we all know and love from V.A.). So far,its managable,but greater cost are looming down the road with futher treatments.While my co-pay surely helps,the mountian grows higher and steeper.
alvis
USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 06:27:22 (MDT)
Good evening crew.. My 2 cents worth on Hanoi Jane... I think she should have been SHOT for treason a long time ago!!!! This country is getting to lienient with its criminals! I believe that if you do the crime, you do the time!!. I also think ALL killers, rapists, child molesters, drug kingpins, ect ought to be OFFED!!.. It would save us a lot of money on feed and housing along with the fact that we really don't need them!!..That "chain gang" sherrif has the right idea!!.. Well, enough of that... U'all have a great weekend.. Kal...67/68.....>>>
Kal Bergstrom 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 19:46:52 (MDT)
I'm rather mixed about hanoi jane. Why wasn't she charged with a crime for what she did in north vietnam? having said that, I don't understand how we can support/respect a piece of crap that thinks only little people should put themselves in a position to die for their country, is pro life (like the rest of us aren't?) until after birth, then thinks any dumbshit who is poor should just invest in the stock market, wants to kill social security, thinks the only people who go bankrupt are dummies who can't manage credit cards...............a curious situation indeed....back to fonda...I can't get all excited about anybody who is famous for being famous, I really can't say her life has, or her death will have, any great affect on my life. As the prelude to Star Wars says....long ago, in a galaxy far far away.........sigh
Kim
Livermore, Me USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 17:57:19 (MDT)
Flight: Just talked to Cinda of the VHCMA. She told me that the rooms are going fast. And the registration forms need to mailed in as soon as possible. This will give Her an idea on how many more rooms they have to get blocked. She call each unit to notify member attending to get the registrations in. 425 room were blocked and the hotel stated they were going fast. Any questions please feel free to email me at afernwal@midsouth.rr.com Alex
Alex
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 13:08:25 (MDT)
So Curt flew the "509" Then that means that possibly Ron Paye may have had stick time also with her.............How about it Ron. You still out there listening? Curt must be still reading in here. Cool, glad that you are Curt, and anybody else that reads but doesn't post. COOL, and thanks for being out there. Bernie, it will also be my pleasure to be in company with you and Bruno this year. Thats exciting stuuf to me. This web site has been blessed......................... Hey Wink. Great to know that you and Katherine will be there this year. We do have a Donnie Purvis in the CONTACTS section. Is this guy the same?................always a brother,
Mark
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 11:38:00 (MDT)
Alex,it will be very cool to see you and Liz again, Gently I have yet to meet you in person in will be a pleasure. I was reading the guest book on the 509 site and I see Curt Classen had made and entry and looks like he had some stick time in that bird. Bruno, see you in a couple of months. Bernie "426"
Bernie Hernandez <Bernie.Hernandez@HILL.af.mil>
Ogden, Ut USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 10:32:05 (MDT)
Alvis have to agree with you about Jane. She seems what she did was against the our goverment. She can't face reality it was against all Americans. Especially the Vietnam Vet. I might not agree with the war in Iraq. But,I'm not going to down our soldiers!! Also, the Vet center is here to help us. I let them know what bothers me and they don't push me. These guys work for the VA. I try to make the Group meetings when I can. I realized that I have alot anger stil built up in side. Also alot of guilt. Because I came home and those on the Vietnam Wall didn't. We seen and done alot as young Boys in Vietnam. Those memories no matter how much the hurt will always be there. this fall will 40 years ago that Rainer, Glenn and myself along with thousands of other were in Vietnam. 40 years is along time to carry the baggage. Fred try and give the Vet Center a chance. These Brothers have the same walk as you and me. Like they told me anytime I feel uncomfortable to excuse myself. Liz and I have you and Susan in our thats and prayers. To the rest of my Brothers and Sisters have a Blessed Day. See you in San Antonio. Always A Brother Alex
Alex
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 09:02:48 (MDT)
Alvis, I agree. He did us all a big favor! I just wish they would show the actual "spit" on national TV. Gale
Gale
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 08:32:39 (MDT)
I was reading the article about frank somebody spitting in the face of Jane fonda.On another net,I have been reading lots of responses ,by helicopter crewmen,to this article.Seems to be two lines of thought on this.One is that he lowered himself to her ,and people like her,level.Additionaly,he did nothing to futher the viewof us,nor causes,of the vietnam veteran.Its was simple assault,he was wrong,he had no right to judge her.The other line of thought is that she dug her own cat hole and let her wallow in it,also the famous f$#k Jane Fonda.I ,myself,suscribe to the second line of thinking.I will not forgive her nor would I tolorate her on my property should that unlikely event ever happen.In my own mind,it was justifible assault and worth getting arrested for. I wonder how many people were arrested for spitting at nam vets returning home? While I cant condone his actions,I smile inwardly.
alvis
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 07:42:18 (MDT)
morning flight, hey ray , got the t-shirts yesterday. they're great . i'm going to wear them until the reunion.,so its a go for the reunion. kristina was over joyed when i told her .she loves going to the reunions.so see you all at reunion. does anyone remember a james purvis . i recieved a letter from james the other day.he says states he was part of recovery. from his letter , think he was there 69-70.i'm going to write him back in a few days, so 9if antone knows him let know an i'll hello for you .well that should be it for now, REUNION BOUND wink 3/69--10'70 thanks again ray
barry winkler
lake wales, fl USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 07:31:44 (MDT)
Crew-morning. Bruno and Bernie...TX! Very cool! Fred, you might just want to try a Vet Center again. Alot has changed in 20 years, including you, you big teddy bear. $74.44 it is for the flag. Ron Paye is joining us in Milwaukee for the 30 year commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War. Sue and Jim, Ann? Anyone in the area please join us: noon on Saturday April 30th on beautiful Lake Michigan. Gary Wetzel, the Sijan Family, Huey's, T-28's, families of our fallen 129ers, and much more. Way more. Joe and I are organizing it...so just look for the two fastest moving people when you get there, and make us stop to give you a hug. With a wink-Grrrr Gently
Gently
USA - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 06:34:33 (MDT)
Kieth,hope you been reading the log about chopper 509.You remember it? pics?
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 21:07:39 (MDT)
Evenin' Keith. Good to see you here.
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 20:52:19 (MDT)
evening flight...........Keith 72-73
Keith 72-73
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 19:21:47 (MDT)
Bernie will be good to see you once again. It's been a while. Bruno will be great meeting you. well the excitement is building to the reunion. Having the opportunity of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I can honestly say meeting so many of the 129th family at the reunion's has been a blessing. I thank all of you for supporting the 129th and the 129th families. We have had some tough times with the loss of family members or illness to our loved one's. But, we all have been they for each other. Time is getting short and we are becoming a dying breed of men. So I say to all whom vist the site but, don't post. Your part of our 129th family. Your part of the 129th history. so, please join our family here. Always A Brother Alex
Alex
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 18:24:39 (MDT)
A man spit tobacco juice into the face of actress Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new book, police said. Smith, a Vietnam veteran, told The Kansas City Star on Wednesday that Fonda was a "traitor" and that her protests against the war were unforgivable. He said he normally does not chew tobacco but did so Tuesday solely to spit juice on the actress
Intresting story
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 15:25:11 (MDT)
Look out the last crew members of the "426" is headed to San Antonio,along with the memories of Mr. Strother and Lt. Shaw(I left a birthday greeting for him on The Virtual Wall). Bruno good to see you post again.I will be calling you this weekend,April 27th is on its way again Bro. Bernie Hernandez "Still Door Gunner for the "426".
Bernie Hernandez <Bernie.Hernandez@HILL.af.mil>
Ogden, Utah USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 12:41:35 (MDT)
gale; i had the same problem when i tried to download msn except that it waited to tell me till after msn download was done.i was setting up download and then going about buisness. i finally caught it anddownloaded an update for windows 98 and then reloaded msn and no problem.only took 3-4 times till i got wisethe update also helped me be able to open some things that i wasn't able to before.
paul mcgrath
oglesby, il USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 11:54:53 (MDT)
Oh all right GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Gently........I don't like the number 6 so make it $74.44 then for the 129th flag.....gessshhhhh;-))))....Hey Ray, come to think of it, you ain't suppose to get any higher then your shoes will take you if I aint mistakin' brother.Ha,ha,ha,ha,;-)))))Hey gang, I am bidding of a tailrotor blade on e-bay. If I get it we can auction it off for some funds for the "509" in England. Fred A..how you two holding up over there?......Hey CP. aint seen ya on MSN fer a spell, you OK brother? Alex, you got anything special planned for Liz when she gets home....ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm:-)Have I told you guys that I loved you yet today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!take all..always a brother.................
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 10:22:25 (MDT)
tried the vet centers in the mid 80s.I found myself drinking heavly after each vist,so I stopped going.( it was either that or stopping drink).It was the one down in knoxville Tn. Guess it did some folks good,me, it just brought up stuff I didnt care to have brought up.Maybe I will try it again sometime.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 10:11:18 (MDT)
HI ALL HEY ROB GAIL WONT LET ME JUMP SHE SAID I FORGET TO OPEN THE SHUT OR HOW TO LAND AND SHE WONE EVEN GO UP IN THE PLANE NEVER MINE JUMP OUT SO I GUES THAT IDEA IS OUT OH WELL HOOW ARE YOU DOING, I CANT WAIT TO GO TO TEX. I JUST WANTED TO SY HI TO ALL JUMPING WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN I THINK. WE SEE WHEN I GET THERE I MAY NOT TELL HER WE SEE LOVE YOU ALL A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY
RAY <stilwating@AOL.COM>
MD USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 07:59:33 (MDT)
Good morning flight. Hey Bernie. Ditto on the Vet Center. I worked as a "D.V.O.P." Disabled Veterans Outreach Aide for the Texas Employment Commission & was out stationed for one day of the week @ a vet center. I mainly assisted umemployed vets seeking jobs. The vet center staff helped the vets with other stuff like counseling, filling out V.A. forms, making appointment, & refferals to other agencies. I'm retired but I still keep in touch with the Vet Center staff. See YA'all @ the re union in San Antone,Tx. ENUFF SAID. Bulldog 426 OUT.
Buno E. Sanchez
Laredo, Tx USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 07:20:56 (MDT)
Rick J, I have windows 98 with compuserve 7.0. I got it downloaded, but, when I try to install messenger that's the message I get. This old puter of mine has some problems. I'm gonna have to run the "restoration disc" again. Mornin' Mark & all!! Gale
Gale
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 07:19:25 (MDT)
Morning Flight. I don't know how many of you are familiar with "Vet Centers" but if you can't get into the VA to talk to a Counselor, go to a Vet Center. They were started for/by Vietnam Vets many years ago and offer free help for you and your families. They are connected with the VA but their reputations are much better. There's over 200 across the country so there might be one near you. I know Ray goes to one and it has helped him alot: great support groups and I think the Counselor are all Veterans. Just an FYI. So......I have an offer of $44.44 for the 129th flag:>)). That's great Mark, but i have to start the bidding at $60. So do I hear $64.44? Alex, glad to hear Liz is finally coming home! And Debbie...enjoy that unemployment. Fred, Robbie, Smitty et al...the prayer list is still active. Love to all-Miss Grrrrr Gently:>)
Gently
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 06:54:40 (MDT)
Mornin' Flight!!!!
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 06:01:46 (MDT)
Flight: Great to see all the commo. and hope everyone is in good health and spirits. Fred you and Susan is always in our thoughts and prayers. Well 1 day and a wake up and Liz will be back from London. I Will be one happy camper. Been working 50 plus hours again and trying to hold the old body together. Been Rough at times. Still going to the Vet Center. But, still haven't got a primary care at the VA. Ray was good talking to you. Haven't got set up yet for the msn. Take Care alex
Alex
Collierville, TN USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 20:11:53 (MDT)
Gale, What operating system are you using? Mac, Win 98, Win XP??? There is no Internet Explorer 7.0 out yet!! The Beta IE 7 will be released this summer so it must be some other problem. Let me know if you would like assistance. Take care. Rick
Rick Jensen
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 18:10:16 (MDT)
Thanks to all for the nice words and I hope everyone is doing well. Ray, I would worry about you jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. That is unless Gail was going to do it with you. Rob
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 17:24:44 (MDT)
Mark, I had everything set to use Messenger....then it says that I need "internet explorer 7.0" so, I guess I'm outta luck. Debbie & I are fine. She's still unemployed (and really enjoying it). We have been delivering "meals on wheels" to the shut-ins. Gale
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 15:18:16 (MDT)
Describes this old LSD fan:>) LOL! Gently
Gently
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 14:59:17 (MDT)
Thats really cool Gently, old Hippie, that wouldn't discripe any of us would it?........
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 12:05:33 (MDT)
WOW! I was visited by our new Texas friend Barb Lacy, this weekend. She is, if you remember, the woman whose deceased friend, Pam, wore our 129er Mr.Dunlops' bracelet. She is going to present it to Katherine or Mark at the re-union in June. Well, well, you are all in for a treat! She's a trip! I love her, and you will too! She's a muscian and vocalist, playing in a classic rock band, an old hippie at heart, and fun. I smile just thinking about her....damn! She's a trip!. Later -Gently
Gently
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 10:19:19 (MDT)
Ray, the 173rd Cahpter 17 of Ohio Jump Fest is at this address www.skysoldier17.com
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 10:07:27 (MDT)
Ha,ha.......good one gale. BTW how are you and Debbie doing over there brother? hey ray, The jump in over here in Ohio about 3 miles from my home. The 173rd Herd that used to use the Pop-A-Top as their Christmas party place have for the last 2 years done a jump at a local airpost. If it be your 1st time you go through a ground course about opening the shoot, prblems that might transpire and what to do, like tangled lines, and landing. I made my 1st jump last year. 1st timers do it from a satic line ( hooked to the plane ) and the shoot is opened automaticlally. you can still yell Geronima if you want to. I forget what the cost waS AND I also forget the dates this year. I will go to the HERD web site anhd then post it in here so you can check it out. Oh yeah, there is a main shoot and a reserve. But they tell you if both dont open they will give you another one when you get to the ground :-( Lots of fun, 3 day fest, camping, camp fires right at the airport or if any of you guys come you will be staying at our house. Like I said, it's only 3 miles away..take care all..always a brother....try out the MSN messenger thing if any of you have MSN.....................
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 10:03:41 (MDT)
Ray, after seeing you on the back of Marks Harley in Indy...........I don't know buddy!? LOL Gale
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 08:39:35 (MDT)
HELLO FLIGHT/ I WAS READING SOMETHING ABOUT A JUMP DO MEAN FROM AN AIR PLANE. DO THEY TELL YOU HOW TO OPEN YOUR PARRSHUTE IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO TRY. HOW MUCH DOSE IT COST. NEVER DID IT I LIKE TO TRY IT, DO THE GIVE YOU A SPEAR ONE IN CASE THE FRIST ONE DONT OPEN IT REALY SOUNDS LIE FUN PLEASE LET ME KNOW OK OH ONE MORE ???? WHO FOLDS IT UP FOR YOU. I REALY LIKE TO TRY IT LET ME KNOW OK A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY THANKS
RAY <stilwating@aol.com>
MD USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 08:36:28 (MDT)
Well Fred, I have thought about it this year but I don't know. Before I did it the fear of what might be I did not have because I never did it befor. But know that I have I see the possiablities. Ya know what I mean? I probably will go out the the airport and visit with the Herd though/ I might jump again also. Dont know yet. They are naming the jump fest this year in honor of Spence. You gonna jump Fred?
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 07:40:55 (MDT)
hey Mark,you going to go jump with the 173Rd this year?
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 07:33:16 (MDT)
Hey Judith, I'll give you $44.44 for that flag.Good to see you back Robbie. Prayers for you and your brother and loved ones................always a brother
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 06:06:47 (MDT)
Robbie and Jim.....you guys take care. Please. You're now on the 129th prayer list. Wink, give me an email. Ron Paye will be delivering the stone painted by you Robbie for last years' re-union, to the WO1 Glenn Edward Nowakowski family 4/30th at our 30th commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War that we are holding in Milwaukee. If any of you who live in the vacinity want to attend and meet the family, let me know. We'll make oit happen. Additionally, if anyone wants to bid on the 129th flag and then have Ron present it to them...let me know. Or we could just give it to them.....feed back please. Busy here-love to all-Gently
Gently
USA - Monday, April 18, 2005 at 09:25:13 (MDT)
Good hearing from you Robbie. Glad you are better and prayers to your brother! You know the old saying.......(with a few words changed)"if I had as many fingers poking out of me as I've had poked into me, I'd look like a porcipine". LOL! Went to see my primary care Dr at the VA last week and she set me up for a PTSD meeting. I dunno!?
Gale
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 17:32:51 (MDT)
Haven't posted in awhile cuz I was in Virginia visiting my Brother. His pet scan came out good and indicated that the cancer is only in his liver. They are going to send him to John Hopkins and use a new procedure which is to inject radiation directly into his liver and at the cancer. Hope it works for him. He will discuss this with his dr on the 27th and they will tell him the risks involved etc then. Thanks to all who have asked me about him and for prayers answered. As for me, when I got back from Va. I got real sick and had to be taken to the Hospital on Thursday around 4:30 pm. I couldn't sleep for more than an hour at a time, it burned when I peed, My head, neck, and back were all killing me. Couldn't get comfortable no matter what I did. I had 101 temp and was real weak. I called a couple of good friends and they came over and got me. Diagnosis was prostititus. Which is infection of the prostate. They put me on antibiotics and gave me an IV and shot medicine to me through the IV. Of course they had to stick their finger up my ass. Everyone in Wayne county has had their finger in my ass i think. I felt better after the IV and medicine got to me. I went to the VA the next day and saw my primary doctor and have to set up an appointment to see the Urologist...I do feel alot better today. I was out tilling the garden up. Hope everyone else is doing ok. Nice talking to you today Ray.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 16:54:05 (MDT)
Twenty-eight years ago, Herman James, a Tennessee Mountain man, was drafted by the Army. On his first day of boot camp, the Army issued him a toothbrush. That afternoon, an Army dentist yanked several of his teeth. On his second day, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon, an Army barber sheared his head. On his third day, he was issued a jock strap. The Army is still looking for him. :)
Rick Jensen
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 16:02:06 (MDT)
Thank you Alvis for your idea!! But we do not want to block anyone in the flight. If you do not get a hotmail or register your email for MSN and share your contact info the only one blocking oneself is that individual. That is their choice. Like I mentioned earlier It is fine to use a nick if you want but please take into consideration those in the flight who have memory problems. Just as we do in the Log, we do things out of courtesy and respect for others in the flight. It is much easier to identify a name with a person rather than a nick. So if you would please put your (Nick) after your name. There are many great conversations going on throughout the days and I am glad it is working so well. As this Unit advances as a Non Profit Organization this will be a good tool to use for leader and member meetings. Take care and God Bless all those in need. God, Country, and Honor.
Rick Jensen
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 13:45:12 (MDT)
HELLO ALL IF ANY ONE WANTS TO ADD ME I LIKE THAT IT IS WAITNOMORE#HOTMAIL.COM MY NAME IS RAY YOU DONT NEED TO BLOCK ME I LIKE TALKING TO YOU ALL PLEASE IF YOU WANT SEND ME YOURS JUST TELL ME WHO YOU ARE AND I WRITE IT DOWN KEEP IN MIND WE ARE ALL FAMILY HERE NO NEED TO BLOCK IF ONE DONT KNOW WHO YOU YOU AARE I LIKE MSN A LOT CAUS YOU GET TO TALK TO THEM ALVIS HOW IS SUE DOING I KNOWW YOU TWO MUST BE GOING THREW SOME HARD TIMES BUT YOU HAVE ALOT PRAYING FOR YOU BOTH WE ARE FAMILY LETS ALL BE AS ONE STICK TOGRTHER MY PRAYES ARE WITH YOU ALVIS. I DO GET SO MIXED UP GERE AND AT TIME THE WORDS I TRY TO SAY COME OUT WRONG I DONT MEAN NO HAARM I THINH ALOT OF OF ALL YOU ALL I NEVER TURN MY BACK ON MY FAMILY FOR AN THAT DOES THAT TO ME IS NO GOOD, HOPE I DONT OFEND ANYONE I LOVE YOU ALL A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY AGAIN HOPE I DONT HURT ANY ONES FEELINGS THATS THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO,LIKE I SAY MY MIND IS NOT QUIT RIGHT RIGHT AND GET SO MIXED UP I HOPE I DIDNT HERE LOVE YOU ALL BE SAFE I HOPE TO GET SOME MORE MSN MAMES THANKS FOR READING RAY
RAY <STILWATING@AOL.COM>
MD USA - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 20:59:39 (MDT)
Hi Mark, I am sending thoses pictures, I have been trying to sent to you. I keep getting your e-mail sent back. Let me known if you get them this time. I just sent them to you this afternoon.
John Christenson <johnlc340@hotmail.com>
PacificacA, USA - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 14:52:37 (MDT)
heres and idea,just click "block" and you wont have to remember my "nic".
alvis
USA - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 08:14:45 (MDT)
Lance Sijan....one p.o.w. they couldn't break...slow salute in his memory. His is quite an interesting story, one that's told by his fellow pw's....that's pretty distinguished company you're keeping these days!!! :>)) We just got in from Vegas, I'm always amazed at the way that city changes every year, I always take a minute and wonder how the one's who didn't make it back would view it......time stopped for so many, so soon. Would they approve?
Kim
Livermore, Me. USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 22:11:48 (MDT)
Sorry I was not feeling chipper enough to talk tonight. Happens some times. Feeling a little better now. Got my check ride in the Veteran Van today so I can take vets to the VA hospital 1 to 2 times a month. Rotating with the other drivers. Not to offend anyone but lets use our names in MSN and if you want to use a nick please put in ( ) after your name. Do not want to try and remember who is who. The list on MSN is growing larger and want to keep it simple. If anyone needs a list of those on to add to their contact list please let me know and I will send you a copy of addresses. Alex I need yours. You can add me to yours and it will automatically add you to mine. RickardAllanJensen@hotail.com is my contact info. God, Country, and Honor. God Bless and protect.
Rick Jensen
USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 21:39:19 (MDT)
Alex, MSN messenger is free and you should be able to register your email or sign up for the free hotmail, whichever you preferr to do. Just go to this site to do it. http://messenger.msn.com/download/
Rick Jensen
USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 17:14:13 (MDT)
Wink.......OK will send again. BC me your e-mail so I get the correct one at fourfour@adelphia.net...thanks........sorry bout that. Gee if you cant make it Wink it sure will be a quite reunion ;-))))........hope you canmake it..take care all.always a brother
Mark
USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 09:24:28 (MDT)
Hey!! MSN is there a fee?? and can we use our email through Road Runner??? Wink I understand everyone is running low on the funds. Still going to the Vet center on thurs. I figure I might hear something from the VA within the next few years. But, they will get tired from seeing me!! Take Care all!! Liz is in England for the week. glad they made it safely. Bad thing is she has to work all but one day. Always A Brother Alex
Alex
USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 08:43:52 (MDT)
morning flightjust popped in to say hi. nothing new with me. reunion time is getting close hope i can be there, i'll know in a few days. may not be able to afford it this year. but fingers crossed. mark ,no i didn't get your e-mail. try again ====wink 3/69-10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 08:01:30 (MDT)
To all concerned, My name is Phil Connolly from www.huey.co.uk I would like to thank Mark Jackson and Fred Alvis for their supporting e-mails recently and any other 129th member who have e-mailed me on our huey project. This e-mail is just a brief summary to let you guys know what is happening at this time with our machine. The helicopter is currently at North West Helicopters in Olympia awaiting export to the UK. The export license to move the machine has been granted by the US Government on the 25th of March of this year. There have been other delay's in the movement of the machine which have obviously prolonged its final shipment. Recently, we have been approached by IPC media (Discovery Channel) to do some filming work with our machine and some other Ex Vietnam Huey's. This has now been agreed for the 9th - 10th of May, however, these dates may change. Anybody wishing to turn up on these dates who served in operation in Vietnam will be welcome, please e-mail me and let me know so I can inform the organisers. The purpose of the Discovery Channel Feature is that sometime in the Autumn there will be a programme featuring the best 10 helicopters and one of these will obviously be about the Huey and its incredible history in Vietnam. We are hoping for the event in Seattle to fly 3 Huey's in Formation and will be based at Olympia Airport at the Olympia Museum of Flight. Therefore, please e-mail me and I will try to update you with the necessary information. Regarding our Huey website; www.huey.co.uk with the obvious history of our machine and the 129th, we are looking for any information on this aircraft of photographs of its time in Vietnam. We will display any nose art on the aircraft, any company logo's or motif's which relate to its true livery. Any of you guys with information, pictures, art work, declave, please send me as soon as possible. We would like, if possible, to have them displayed on the machine for filming. It is our intention to keep it on the machine when it is shipped to the UK and when it flies on the UK Airshow Circuit and Static displays. We will also need any literature on the 129th for our display board for when the machine goes on static display so your assistance will be gratefully appreciated. We will shortly be opening our on-line shop and would like to buy any stickers, T-Shirts, badges which relate to the 129th. So organisers of your merchandise please forward your list so we can sort this out very soon. I will appreciate any response, so please e-mail me at the following addresses; philconnolly@btinternet.com pconnolly@huey.co.uk Regards Phil Connolly
Phil Connolly <philconnolly@btinternet.com>
Preston, Lancs UK - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 16:20:22 (MDT)
Ray, Was nice talking with ya on MSN and great talking with you later on the phone. Take care and will talk with ya later.
Rick Jensen
USA - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 13:34:40 (MDT)
Good picture of Fonda Gale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 19:39:18 (MDT)
Fred A..hey man I talked to "England Phil" also today. Real, real nice guy. Sure has gone through a struggle to get the "509" over the pond though. Said it has been in the paper work mode for 14 months and is just now getting to the phase of maybe getting it shipped over. he told me that the "509" would be the only Huey in the whole country. WOW, one of you guy's very own, the only one there. That's awesome. You all have come a long way baby!!!!...............he said that the guy that wrote Chicken hawk wants to have him fly it some where also and that he's beginning to think that the bird will never leave America. He sure is a nice guy and wants to make the "509" the most original that he can..........................get the MSN thing you guys. it would a great communication device fir us as a unit.......Blessings to all of you, always a brother..........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 19:36:18 (MDT)
Jim. that hog you bought should bring a smile to your face.Get a little wind in your hair,sunshine on your face and some bugs in your teeth.Could be worse, you could be as ugly as me.Jim, I sent all my pics to Pommy (english) Phil,including the 2 you are in.They will be posted in maybe a week.Just think, all the english school kids are gonna see you throwing folks in the iced tub and think, look at those crazy american air crews. hey jim,if you want to get into doing up an old pick-up,I know where there is one sitting off to the side of the road.Also know where there is a 1966 396 motor,complete,sitting on the bank of the little big horn being used as anti erosion.( it was my car till it burned).Its up on the crow injun res.The pick up is a model a or t,cant remember,but I think it was around a 1930 or so.its sitting on the x police chiefs property,with a tree growing thru it.(small one),(well ,was 20 years ago).bet its still there. Isnt it Wyola?Would love to go back there with you to try and find my old buddy from colorado,he started raising cattle there and his wife taught school.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 18:52:56 (MDT)
I have Xp so i must have the MSN thing, i have been a little down lately, not sure why but have an appt with Shrink again tomorrow, see him once a month. I now take 13 pills in the am, 9 at dinner, & 11 at night. Thats 33 pills a day, the most frightening part is that i looked through them all & i actually need them. Bill French is in about the same shape. I don't think i could go back to Nam even if i could swing it. I'm looking forward to San Anton though & seein yall. Pete Rhome, are you still lookin to share a room?? God Bless you all >>>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 17:16:17 (MDT)
just got off the phone with english Phil.Nice chap.Dan H.,he recieved your email.I believe he said he would be in Seattle the 2nd week of may,but its still kinda up in the air for the moment.He has recieved his documents to take 509 over the pond.Interestingly,discovery channel wants to film 509 flying in formation with a cobra thats on hand there.DAN,beg,plead,ask,whimper,cry...maybe,just maybe ,by the slimest chance,who knows,perhaps you can get a ride.Pat fry of " In the Shadow of the Blade" fame is trying to get Phil to fly the chopper down to Ft. Rucker for some kind of "going on".Phil ask that anyone with pics of nose art ,please send them to him.They are trying very hard to make the bird as authentic as possible and he needs our help.For you 72/73 guys,look in the background of your pics...you never know what you might find.Question..didnt we have the 129th painted on our pilots doors? DON MILLER..I ask Phil if he would ( I cant believe I was forward enough to ask this) somehow,somewhere,paint the names of our kias on 509.He seems to be leaning toward saying yes.He ask me for the facts and figures on our kias,numbers ect.What a wonderful thing if indeed,they did.He also said that he will get with the web master to make a link to this site AS WELL AS make a section for the pictures you guys send to him,so send them on fellers.He really needs our input on getting this ship like it was in our unit.Only we can do this.Its a piece of living history,lets help make it right.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 17:11:38 (MDT)
Saw some messages on MSN messenger so I thought I would answer a few questions. MSN messenger is built into windows 98, 98SE,ME and XP. It is a great communications tool. You do not have to do the video and audio chat, you can just do the typing chat with your friends and family. You can of course get a webcam and do audio and video chats on a one on one situation if you desire too. This is great if you have family, grand children, or friends that live far away. At least you will be able to see them whenever you want. There is no cost for the hotmail account. The choice is yours. I have 9 contacts from the 129th and 498th on my list now and it is growing. And when I am on a single chat I feel good about letting the other person seeing me from my cam (even though they might not be able to do the same). Hope to see more of ya on soon. If ya have any questions just drop me an email and I will write or call, whatever you preferr, to help ya out getting setup. Take care and God Bless.
Rick Jensen
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 12:25:59 (MDT)
One more thing ---- Mark, they'll be afew of us climbing that mountain. :>)
Gently
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11:18:25 (MDT)
I don't have an MSN "thing." That's all way over my head you guys..way over. I'm stickin' to the web page:>))) About the trip to Nam....I'm telling you all about it now, so we can all save for it. Gale, I don't have $3000 either, but I'm gonna get it. So can you! Please come with us! Mark, the man who builds the libraries is Chuck Theusch, a nam Vet and friend of Joe and mine. When he returned from Nam he wanted to give something back, so he literally "sold the farm" and started building libraries. He's the best guy to go with. Also, Joe and I had a small intimate dinner with the Lance Sijan(MOH) family last night(Gary Wetzel was there too) and they,the Sijans, may join us on this trip. Pretty cool. Chucks email is fstheusch@milwpc.com and his cell is 414-507-6880, if any of you want to talk to him about the trip. However you contact him though drop my name so he knows "its friend to friend" and not just a tourist calling. Mark, we should build a library in Larry's name there. If we raised the money quickly enough I bet we could "open it's doors" on our trip. Wow!!! Just a thought-Gently
Gently
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 09:35:44 (MDT)
Gently....Vietnam???????????? that's a dream of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can I have the speck on that trip and will you be close to LANE where I might get the chance to climb "LARRY'S MOUNTAIN"?????????
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 06:34:41 (MDT)
GENTLY..you have a MSN address and havn't sent it to me yet????:-(((((
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 06:31:55 (MDT)
Fred A....you dont have to do the camera thing to get in on the commo in the MSN thang. Check it out brother.
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 06:31:07 (MDT)
Dan Hertlein, go to < www.huey.co.uk > and that is the web site of the ones with the "509" of the 129th. You can also e-mail the gent ( that's Brit lingo for gentleman )ha,ha,ha,ha, I sometimes slay myself. You had to be here to get it though. I am setting here LMAO........anyways Phil Connolly's, the polit, email address is < philconnolly@btinternet.com > He would be able to tell you the dates that they will be in Seattle......Fred A. I like the idea of sending them hats and stuff. matter of fact, I am going to send some of the stuff that I have around the house here. A shirt that I bought off of CP Bloomfield last year at the Pop-A-Top thathe had made. Has the 129th patch on the chest. I never wore it yet. I think I have an hat pin also. Dan if you have some patches yet we should get them some of them also. As Fred said that there are only 3 in the crew but probably more with maintenance and all. Would be nice to sell stuff at their air shows also. Some of the donations could go to support the "509" and our Christmas fund also as Fred stated......Hey Rick E. what ever did happen to your ole' bird in Florida..........Hey Wink, you get that e-mail I forwared to you brother????? Blessings to all...always a brother..
Mark
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 06:29:36 (MDT)
Gale and those interested go to the website at the end of my message (cut and Paste)and follow the instructions. Select the one on the right if you already have a msn or hotmail address or the one on the left to sign up for a hotmail account or to register your email address. http://messenger.msn.com/download/Default.aspx?client=1
Rick Jensen
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 06:27:28 (MDT)
Hey, I live in the Seattle area! Let me know more about who is comming this way in May and when. I am gone a week in May, but perhaps I will be here when they come.
Dan Hertlein
Sumner, WA USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 05:50:04 (MDT)
Not so sure I want to go the camara route.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 04:03:30 (MDT)
Rick J, I have my hotmail account...........now what? I seem to be lost.
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 23:10:56 (MDT)
Had some great chats, single and multiple, on MSN Messenger today. Alvis, Alex,Gently, Kim, Animal, Just to mention a few, Would like to see ya there too. Just register your email account or sign up for a free hotmail account and your in there with us. Hpoe to see ya ther soom. Take care and Prays with all those in need. Rick and Family
Rick Jensen
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 22:51:20 (MDT)
great job mark.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 21:10:28 (MDT)
I just want to say that I talked of the idea of sending the guys some hats,pins or something,perhaps some of animals great looking bumber stickers( for free).As far as i know,there are only 3 guys on their crew.Perhaps we should raise the issue at the reunion biz meeting about selling hats and stuff thru their airshows.....for the xmas fund or the reunion fund.Its up to you guys.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 21:09:39 (MDT)
HERE IS SOME MAIL i GOT FROM THE FOLKS FROM ENGLAND THAT IS GETTING ONE OF THE 129TH CHPPERS. tHE ONE THAT FRED ALVIS HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT. i WILL CALL HIM TOMORROW AND SEE WHATS GOING ON.AS FRED SAID PHIL WILL BE IN THE SEATTLE AO IN MAY. DAN HERTLIEN KINDA LIVES OUT THAT WAY........ANYWAYS HERE IS HIS EMAIL TO ME...........................................................................................Mark. Many thanks for your emails re our web site. I must also compliment your on your site and the support you receive from your friends and other veterans. Our Huey is still in the USA waiting on the export docs to be released by your government officials in Washington DC. Itís a long story I will tell you about it when we speak. Anyway my first contact from your guys was through Fred Alvis.I think he has a problem with his email because I am getting no response. Anyway I have asked Fred for any information in connection with the 129th and any photographs or art work which can be displayed on our Huey. We are soon to open our online shop on our web site if there is any items which you sell i.e. badges, stickers, Patches anything at all please let us know and we will include them in our shop. I have left to messages on your telephone answering machine leaving my telephone number which is Tel 44 7836 687775 please remember I am six to eight hours ahead of you. I would like to speak you to see is any help we can assist you with and hopefully information you can exchange about machine I will be in the USA sometime in the first two weeks of May with the producers of the Discovery Channel They want to do some filming for a new series of aviation footage for the TV in the autumn, At this moment in time. They have chosen to use my machine and another Huey together with some local veterans from the Seattle area one of those guys is Steve Vermillion who wrote the Dustoff paperback. Anyway please ring me when it convenient Iím sure it will be a long conversation. I will keep trying your number Best regards Phil Connolly Flying the most famous helicopter in the World Phil Connolly Wesham House Farm Fleetwood Rd Wesham Kirkham Preston PR4 3HD philconnolly@btinternet.com tel: fax: mobile: (44)1772 671654 (44)1772 672758 (44)7836 687775 Add me to your address book... Want a signature like this?
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 19:20:58 (MDT)
Gently, GULP!!.............$3,000. Kinda ruff on us retired people. :o(
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 18:42:21 (MDT)
do we have any members in the Seattle area? Phil, the guy with "509" will be in that ao in may. Be very cool for him to meet up with a 129ther.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 17:11:06 (MDT)
Phew! I need to get back here! I miss you. Joe and I are going to Vietnam December 1 through the 15th. We're going with a Vietnam Vet friend who has built many libraries in Vietnam, and now has several going up in Laos and Cambodia. He goes at least 4 times a year and knows all the ropes and has all the contacts. The trip will cost $3000 per person, and we want you 129ers to come with us. Don't say "no" right away-just think about it for a couple of days and then start saving your money.:>)) Prayers continue for all of you on our "Prayer List." We're looking forward to TX!! Lovin ya all-Gently
Gently
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 10:23:47 (MDT)
Hi All, Gale, No not yet. Doesn't mean that a 129ther has not heard it yet. If they did, they probably can't believe their ears.;-) and have to listen to it again. The anouncement is usually on around 12:20 or so. Well now it would be 1:20 Ohio time. Glad you are back and up Ray! Fred A. and Susan. hang tuff man,easy for me to say. Just want to let you know that you are in our prayers......am going to the UK site now to see of how I can be of help, if any on that huey that they have.....take care all.BTW.all should really try to get on the MSN Messenger thing. As Smitty would say, it's the neatest thing since sliced bread!.BTW. Smitty, you doing ok brother????........always a brother...
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 09:29:26 (MDT)
hi my msn is working i was singed in under wrong nane sorry thank good rat
ray
md USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 08:32:29 (MDT)
HELLO ALL IT SEEMS I DONT HAVE MSN ANY MORE MY PUTER CRASHED A MAN FROM DELL SAID I HAD A CROPED FILE HE RE INSAALLED WINDOWS AND FIXED WHAT WAS CAUSING IT TO CRASH, THE FRIST TIME I TRYED IT T=I GOT A MESSAGET TELLINNG ME THAY MY WINDOWS WAS ABOUT TO CRASH TO GO TO MICRO SOFT I DID IT SAID THAT MSN WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT. SO I THIUGHT I DID SOMETHING WRONG, SO ROB WALKED GAIL THREW IT ONE NIGHT I TURNED IT ON POOF IT CRASHED, LIKE I SAID THE MAN PUT IN A NWE WINDO FIXES THE CORPER FILE, GOT UO AN NOTICE MSN WAS GON. I MISS YOU ALL I GUESS I HAVE TO E MAIIL YOU ALL OR PUT IN LOG TAHE CARE ALL SEE YOU ALL IN TEX, A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY
RAY
MD USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 08:21:42 (MDT)
Mornin' Mark, have you gotten any 129ther response from WBLC ?
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 07:36:04 (MDT)
Mornin' Flight.....
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 06:02:12 (MDT)
Yes, butch and I only live about 20 minuets apart...................I think they are gong as well......last i herd from him. Thanks guys for the kind words....they are always welcome. see ya'all in tex.
Roger Strong <high2low6@sbcglobal.net>
sand springs, OK USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 19:58:16 (MDT)
Rick, my 129th hat came out of,I believe, Montana.I cant remember.Next time I am out and about,I will look into haveing some hats made.
alvis
USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 17:56:17 (MDT)
good idea rick,or you can send them. the groups addy is posted on there site under contacts.If mark doesnt want to be the contact guy I suppose I can futher their interest in our group. We now know of 2 such choppers now flying from the 129th,one in florida (yours rick?) and now england. Hey,isnt that your last name? : )
alvis
USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 17:53:31 (MDT)
Mark can you give me a list or do I have to be there for the auction??????I didn't know we had hats. Fred if you want to give some pins I will send you some
Rick E
USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 07:23:17 (MDT)
MArk,I like guns too ( dont tell Susan)Might be a good time to vist coldwater again (smile).Mark,the guy in England wants to telephone.I think you might be a better contact person than me,you know who to contact for the right answers.you have the maps,ect.Personly,I would like to see about sending a few 129th hats to those guys (and gals),perhaps a few of those "you call,we kill",cards,small stuff like that,that made us who we are.
alvis
USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 04:06:34 (MDT)
Gus and I are online msn this is neat.
Rick England
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 20:13:20 (MDT)
Mark what kind of guns are avaible? I am intrested
Rick England
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 20:12:04 (MDT)
Have to apoligose for not post so often latly. Have been busy with settleing some of Pop's estate. Had to close his gun shop and tie up lose ends there. Tried to get someone to buy it but was worth more then locals could come up with. Haveing an auction of all the inventory soon and then selling the location............also have been using MSN messenger a lot. It is a great way the 129th to get together and talk. It's really cool and very esay to use. If anybody ahs a problem with the program the 129th garu on it is Rick Jensen. He is willing to walk and talk anybody trhough it.Check it out if you can. Fred and Susan, continued prayers for you, and for all that have issues in our lives. Take care all and God Bless........always a brother
Mark
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 19:31:40 (MDT)
Fred, I picked up the address from you earlier post....always a brother.
Mark
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 19:14:31 (MDT)
Fred, Yes send me the addressof the UK place.....Roger it will be great to meet you in TX. So glad that things are going better for you. So you and Butch live close? try and get them to come to the reunion also...always a brother
Mark
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 19:12:08 (MDT)
just had my first MSN chat ........ works great. Alex, don't know when you tried to call but I was sent home at 1:00 because I had my 40. left the store with 2 people to run it. I did get news that my DM is going away ............. FINALLY. don't know who the new one will be but maybe he will be better, I have Sunday and tuesday off this week. Later, Don
Don Miller
Valley Farms, AZ USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 22:33:12 (MDT)
Evening Flight. Having some great conversations on MSN Messenger. You can go to http://messenger.msn.com/Download/ and install the latest updated version of messenger. There is no longer a beta version, it is the new updated version. Give it a try. Hope to see ya there soon. God Bless.
Rick Jensen
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 21:14:50 (MDT)
Fred sending some nose of our ship 431 it is being screened through panty hose right now you should get any hour hehehehehehe
Rick England
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 15:57:48 (MDT)
Flight: Ray Gagner wanted me to let everyone know that his computer crashed!!! He's working on getting it up The computer that is. Fred and Susan just wanted you both our in our thoughts and prayers. Liz is in Orlando on business through monday and comes home and then leaves Thrusday for London for business. I should lose a few pounds in the next few weeks HA! Roger great to hear that you are making the reunion. Just take your time and work it at your pace. The first one is always the unsure. But, after that it gets easier. Had my second ptsd appointment thurs. the vet center has a combat group meeting. I ended up staying for that. Have one more evaluation. back working 50 plus hours a week. Don Miller tried calling you, but the phone kept ringing. You must have been working by yourself again?????? Well all take care. See you in San Antonio. Always A Brother Alex
Alex
Collierville, TN USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 07:09:12 (MDT)
Susan has finished her 4th chemo,out of 8.Now they switch drug cocktails,to what they tell us,will not be so hard on her ,in as many ways.The toll on her has added up,she has been very sick for days.They may switch her to every 3 weeks now for the rest of the of they treatments. If so,it gets close to reunion time.We have talked to the doc and ask if perhaps the last treatment can be a "few days" early.If the following 4 treatments go as the first 4 have,then we will be there.Perhaps not dancing and kicking up our heels,but there.Roger,glad you can make this one.For me, the first one was the toughest.Lots of old feeling were bubbleing up,from where I thought I had safely hid them.Looking forward to seeing all once again.
alvis
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 05:50:05 (MDT)
I have e-mailed some of you with the response I recieved from Huey.co.uk.Is anyone interested in helping them out,other than me? They would love to have photos and art pics from our unit ( I believe that "509" doesnt have to be in them),but 129th choppers should be.How about it Mark,as the unit historian,you want to be our official spokeperson to them? I will try and send you the addy as well.
alvis
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 05:38:25 (MDT)
hello to all my Brothers of 129th.............. Well it is about midnight and I'm off to bed. Dont know why but I thought I would look in on all of you to catch up on what is happening. update.....My Parkinson's is getting worse but I'm still getting around pretty good. Since I was made 100% I have tried to stay busy.....mostly I do charity work for underpriviledged kids. I think back of the Christmas we had the childrens Orphange oner to our little piece of NAM..... I think of them often and wonder if they remember the day as much as I do. I went fo ra PTSD test no long ago and memories of those kids and some wounded kids I saw in the hospital when I was in with Pnamonia (spelling was not my best class). I hope they have some one trying to help thier kids now. well enough of that . Butch Foster ( engine shop ) was over the other day and we talked about his health problems and how the VA has it's good side and it's bad side.........we talked about PTSD and how we had come this far in life living with the past with out any help from anyone...now we are getting the help we needed a long time ago. Better late than never I guess. Lou I have wondered about you several times.........how did your VA situation turn out? and Animal i rmember the email you wrote me, telling me of all the problems you were haveing also telling me to stay after it......don't stop trying.......animal I still have that e-mail. I printed it and it is in a special file. THANK YOU. I went into the gallery tonight...... were we really that young ( and skinny )I guess so.lol. well i said all this to let you know......... My wife, daughter, and I will be coming to the reunion........ this will be our first. I intentionally missed all the others....not wanting to remember.......the PTSD classes are working and it does'nt hurt as much to remember now......so 129th HERE WE COME.....hope I can see some old pals. Forgive me if I do not remember all of you. My Doc told me that forgetting was my brains way of helping me..... But dealing with it is helping more. WE will be flying in so if you see this crazy guy with his head out the window of the plane with a sling strap in his hands.......it only me lol. Lou.....remember always keep your eyes on the chinook above you......it will knock you off if you don't......lol. looking forward to seeing all of you there. Roger
Roger Strong <high2low6@sbcglobal.net>
Sand Springs, OK USA - Friday, April 08, 2005 at 23:10:48 (MDT)
finally got msn messenger up and running. addy is idapaul@yahoo.com paul
paul mcgrath
oglesby, il USA - Friday, April 08, 2005 at 15:31:07 (MDT)
I went to the site where they have restored one of our slicks.(in england)Its the only airworthy huey in that country.Any of you 1972/73 folks fly on the aircraft? Dont know if I did or didnt,due to when I left in 72.
alvis
USA - Friday, April 08, 2005 at 14:33:13 (MDT)
morning flight, well its been a hell of a wek. last thursday i was heading for the va hospital for an appointment i had to do something about the fungal rash i have. get it every year butn this year it just exploded needed help. was enrount too va on i-4 vet over heating ,as i was pulling vet off to schoulder i hear a bang, lots of smoke.got off onto schoulder an got out of vet,waitied a few minutes an open hood to my surprise ,flames coming out of carb.,had a discidison to make. i shoud of let it burn. heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,missed appointment. last monday fungal got worse. had to go to local hospital,got persciption for rashwalked up to cvs from hospital to fill scripe. call enterprise to rent a car for few days.meet rep. at hospital,took me to officean thinking after getting car run back to cvs for scrip.. boy was i wronge!won't except my debit card.boy was i pist, they offord to give a ride home. of courcei had to go ome better an teach them a lesson,ha ha, refused the ridean walk home, about six miles. boy i sure tough them a lesson didn't i. well how was your day.======== ray , you were right i was on the computer then other day . i wanted to answer but i did not how to talk to you without lossing what i was working on, waiting for your call ,i should of called but i don't think right lately. have good day all/////////// wink from 010 with love....3/69 -10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 07:54:50 (MDT)
Ray, I understood that the e-mail address was the way to add someone to your list. and it apears to be right. as I have 4 people in my list. the reason for the shrug was ..... if the e-mail address is not the way to add someone then (shrug) I don't know how to do it. KEEP ME ON YOUR LIST. it has been about 35 years since we have actually "talked " to each other and I am looking forward to our first chat. take care bro. Later, Don
Don Miller
USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 23:19:11 (MDT)
HI DON I DIDNT KNOW WAS NOT TO USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF NOT I DELEAT I THOUGHT YOU PUT IT THERE FOR MSN SORRY IF I MISS UNDERSTOOD DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MENT BY SHRUG. IF YOU WANT I DELEAT OK AGAIN SORRY, LIKE I SAY I GET MIXER UP AND CONFUSED SO EASY A BTOTHER ALWAYS. ROB HOW ARE YOU DOING AND RICK TO HARD TO NAME THEM ALL, ANE EVERY ONE ELESE RAY OH GAKE AND KAL CAN YOU E MAIL YOUR HOME ADDRESS WITH LAST NAME TO PUT FROM THE 129th AS SUB OK THANKS
RAY <stilwating@aol.com>
MD USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 18:38:07 (MDT)
Don, Have you added now. Found the problem. I copied the address from the log and there is a space between the g and 2. typed it in and it went ..Thanks
Rick Jensen
USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 13:32:21 (MDT)
needed ones from Ohio, Florida, SC, And Washington also
J.W. Wilson
USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 06:21:14 (MDT)
collin Powell will be driving the new vette for the indy 500 pace car this year. Street versions of this car can do 186 mph.next years model will replace the 400 hp model of this year with a 500 hp version.Come-on lotto numbers.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 05:22:42 (MDT)
J.W., enjoy it brother. It's just a good thing that NC had that Indiana boy in there,,,,,,;o))
Gale
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 22:36:48 (MDT)
Rick, I am new at the MSN thing, if you are saying what I think you are it is the yahoo.com address. Ray G added me to his list. and I would guess he used my yahoo.com address. (shrug).......... Later, Don
Don Miller
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 21:32:28 (MDT)
A great day to be a "Tarheel"
J. W. Wilson
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 19:04:56 (MDT)
JIM OLIVER,(STICKMAN) C.P. BLOOMFIELD HERE...... I TRIED SENDING YOU A REGULAR E=MAIL AND IT WAS SENT BACK AS UNDELIVERABLE...??? I WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE LOG AND SAW WHERE YOU WANTED A 129TH PATCH, SEW ON TYPE........ I JUST WAS TALKING WITH DAN HERTLIEN, A 129TH BROTHER ON MESSENGER, AND HE HAS SOME..... HIS MAILING ADDRESS IS DOWN ON THE BOTTOM ON THE 129TH HOME PAGE WITH THE ITEMS FOR SALE....... HE WANTS 7.00 EACH FOR THEM....... I HAVE GOT SOME FROM HIM BEFORE AND WILL GET SOME MORE IN A FEW DAYS....... ANYWAY, WANTED YOU TO KNOW........ STAY IN TOUCH....... ktf,
C.P. BLOOMFIELD
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 16:45:14 (MDT)
Hey don, What is your MSN login addtess?? The yahoo.com is invalid for MSN when I put it in!!!!
Rick Jensen
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 09:49:05 (MDT)
just a short note, I have MSN mesg. my e- mail is hogleg 244 "at" yahoo.com
Don Miller
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 01:08:42 (MDT)
Ray, Sorry I missed you today. Came in from working on the sprinkler system and say that you tried several times to contact me. I had it set for busy unless the little one changed it!!!!!! Ted, Glad to see you on also. Was nice talking with somone from back home area. We will catch each other again i am sure. If anyone needs some assistance please let me or one of the others know and we will help you get setup. This is a great communication tool for us and it give us the opportunity to actually see one another. Again I mention that if you are on dialup and doing a 1 on 1 chat and want to do audio and video it if very choppy. Just do the video and type messages back and forth. Those on DSL and Cable should not experience any problems. On a community chat more than 2 people just type. We will all enjoy. Take care and God Bless. God, Country, Honor.
Rick Jensen
USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 20:06:00 (MDT)
Anyone remember this aircraft....72-21509, a new "H" model assigned to the 129th supposedly? It has been rebuilt to flying status and is now in the UK for use in the airshow circuit there. Any historical input would be greatly appreciated by the new owners. Their point of contact is at their website..... www.huey.co.uk The aircraft is museum quality and flyable...all done up in 129th colors and logos. You might send them photos and things like that so they can make the aircraft as close a copy as they can. They are very nice folks and I am sure they would enjoy hearing from you....any 129th stories would be welcome to I bet. Regards, Ralph Chappell Geronimo 33
Ralph Chappell <captrechappell@yahoo.com>
WinstonSalem, NC USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 17:41:11 (MDT)
HELLO TO ALL HOW ARE YOU DOING I TERED TO GET ON MNS I MUST HAVE TRPED IN THE WRONG PASS WOORD I TRRE A FEW TIMES THEN MNS SHUT ME DOWN. TOLD ME TO TRY LATER OR FET A NEW PASS WORD I THAT THEN IT ASKED ABOUT A BILL SO I LEFT, I TRY AGAIN SEE WHAT HAPPENS I HOPE I CAN GET BACK IN OH WELL HOW ARE YOU DOING. TAKE CARE ALL. I KEEP TRYING A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY.
RAY
MD USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 13:22:07 (MDT)
Rick J. Glad to catch you on and get a chance to try it out. This well be a good thing. For those who want it. wb0tdv@hotmail.com Kal I still want to set something up with you on 40m or 80m some time.
Gus
Grand Rapids, MN USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 10:12:51 (MDT)
hi all i hope to br talking tosome of you rich what is your mns screen name so i can put in my list mine is waitnomore@hotmail.com like the idea of getting in to a group one but will have to be walked threw it. rob had to have gail get me on msn, it will be good to talk and see you all i got a cam also well i cant sit to long but after wend i hope it comes out well you all be safe take care and thanks for thaking time with me rob, a brother always,
ray
md USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 09:17:07 (MDT)
Rick England, my msn is RickardAllanJensen@hotmail.com. Hope to catch you on soon.
Rick Jensen
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 20:17:01 (MDT)
seems hanio jane is blaming everyone else for her actions.What a piece of work she is.
alvis
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 19:09:44 (MDT)
Hey Rick E. Good to see U have signed up for Messenger.. I made a contact group and named it 129th in which I put the info for the guys here.. U can add my info to ur group and it is "n8auu@hotmail.com" and that should let you know when I am on and help us to get together.. It is a little tricky to get going but then everything is for the first few times.. Take care.. C U L8r...THINK San Antonio... Kal...>>>
Kal Bergstrom 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 14:37:52 (MDT)
If you would BC your contact info for me to add to my contacts on MSN Thanks
Rick Egnland
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 13:54:51 (MDT)
I tried to add contacts says to try later.??????
Rick England
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 13:04:17 (MDT)
I am all signed on to msn messenger beta 7.0. Now what do I do??????
Rick England
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 12:57:28 (MDT)
Was great talking on Messenger with Kal, CP, Robbie,and Mark last night. If anyone needs assistance please contact me and I will give you a call. Just also want to mention to those who are on dialup that doing both audio and video is hard, there is a delay and it breaks up alot. I recommend just do the video and type messages back and forth. Those with DSL/Cable should not experience and problems or delays. If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them for you. Take care and God Bless.
Rick Jensen
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 11:54:01 (MDT)
hello toall want to thank rod for helping me get msn its waitnomore@hotmail.con 65thanks its thundringing her got to run i be back you all take care a brother always ray hope to talk to some of you all
Ray
Md USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 18:18:25 (MST)
Well Said Fred A. about the Pope.ray Good to see you here and will be talking to you on the MSN thang soon. If any of you have the capiablity to get the MSN Messenger thing I recomend that you do. It is a great way to talk to other 129th'ers. And some of us can actually see each other at the same time. That's scary;-)))).....always a brother
Mark
USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 16:17:49 (MST)
Thanks Ray. Susan has her good days.Monday is next next chemo,then its 1/2 way over.
alvis
USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 14:03:07 (MST)
altho the Pope was never a solider in the classical sense, he could be conscrewed as a solider of God.The general, if you will. In that sense,and with the deepest respect due..I render a slow hand salute.rip.
alvis
USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 14:00:34 (MST)
MI ALL STILL TRYING TO H=GET MSN , THERE SO MANY OF THEM NOT SURE WHAT ONE TO GET. THE WEATHER IS ALL RAIN OVER 3 INCHES COULD BE SNOW THANK GOD IT NOT I JUST THOUGHT I SAY I SAY HI TO YOU DOING OK JUST NEED A TUNE UP IN PLACES NOT TO TELL HERE HE HE ALVIS HOW ARE YOU IN SUE DOING WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU BROTHER, ALEX TAKE OF YOUR FOT OK AND GENTLY YOU NEED A SMAALVAC I KNOW YOU STAY BUSY ROB GRATE TALKING TO YOU TO WELL CANT SIT LONG HARD TI EZPLAIN BUT I THINK SOME OF THE NEN WOULD UNDER STAND WELL MY BROTHGRS AND SISTERS I BES LIE DOWN OH NOT MY STONACH NO MOE PAIN THANY GOD WE LOVE YOU AL;L BE SAFE ATAY WELL A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY
RAY
MD USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 12:52:53 (MST)
Mark, I just added you on my contact list and will be talking to you soon....Ray, good to see you on here. How's the wife and others? Good talking to you yesterday. It's raining here today kind of sideways. My front yard is flooding. I have a collection box where the water should go out and over to the creek by my house, but all it does is collect it and hold it there. I've bitched to the town about it and they come out and look at it and leave. I'm going to the next meeting and raise hell. Oh well, Hope every one else is ok...Rob
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 10:49:56 (MST)
good morning flight, just a short note. gale thanks for posting the addy for cbs newsw, just finished off e-mail to cbs. let them know what years i was there an company 129th strike an bite,lives on. everyone e-mail them let them know what you think, an your time an companyname.when hanoi jane dies i'll find out were she is buried an piss on her grave. wink from 010 with love 6/69-10/70 PRODE TO BE A VETNAM VET
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 08:43:28 (MST)
Evenin' Flight. WOW gang....was just on the phone with our 129th Rick Jensen and he talked me through the MSN Messenger free hot mail account and I saw him on my screen and was talking to him on the phone at the same time. Rick and Robbie and Kal and CP have all talked to each other on it and I am going out to get a web cam tomorrow to do the same thing. They are right. It is a lot better then the CHAT ROOM on the 129th page. I will have to have the web master check into to getting the info posted so all can see how to get set up for it , or I suggest you call Rick and he can talk you through it in a few minutes. I am going to get it to talk and see the grandsons in INDY too. WOW, it is really cool. Thanks Rick for your help. Robbie, Kal, CP and anybody else who has MSN messenger this is my account address. < fourfour44@msn.com > add me to your CONTACTS list if ya wanna talk to me, and send me yours!!!! :-))))Rick also says it is better to download the BETA program that they have out for it now and just a few post down in the FLIGHT LOG BOOK Rick post the address and some instructions on how to get it.........................always a brother....................God Ble
Mark
USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 20:07:08 (MST)
Hey Ray..............good to see your post.......glad all is going well for you and like you, cant wait untill TX........got your E-MAIL ROBBIE...COOL BROTHER.........always a brother..love to all..........
Mark
USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 18:19:55 (MST)
HELLO. JUST SAYING HELLO. SEEING HOW EVERY IS DOING. I TRYED TO GET MNE ON PUTER I GOT IT. THEN A FEW DAYS LATER IN A BLUE BACK BACK ROUND I GOT A MESSAGE SAYING THAT MY WINDOWOS WS A BOUT TO CHRAS CKICK SOMETHING TO SEND TO MICRO SOFT I GOT A MESSAGE BACK SAYONG THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH MY SCREEN NAME AT HOT BOX SO I GOT RID OF IT FAS. SINE I DID THEPUTER WORKS GOOD BUT I DID LOAD THE WOLE MNS THING THEN WENT TO MESSAGER I GOT THE ONE MESSAGE 6.0 ILIKE TO GET ON BUT I KEEP TRYING MY SON IN LAW SAID I GOT THE WRONG VERSION. ONE DAY I BE THERE ROB ALEX AND GENTLY WAS NICE TALKING TO YOU. WE ARE GETTING HEAVEY RAIN AGAIN. THERE IS A DAM CLOSE BY WE ARE ON THE UP SIDE OF IT. I FEEL SO BAD FOR THE PEOPLE DOWN STREAM FROM IT THEY GET FLOOED ALL TIME. HOW ARE YOU DOING GALE KAL CC WINK MARK I CALL YOU SOON TO SAY HI/ IT HARD TI POST. ON HERE FOR MOST OF THEM GO UNANSWED. OR IT MAY BE JUST ME THINKING THAT , SO GLAD TEX IS COMMING BE SAFE STAY WELL CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN TEX I SEE YOU ALL THERE A BROTHER ALWAYS RAY
RAY
MD USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 16:50:47 (MST)
Kal sorry I missed ya on MSN. As you could tell Caati was trying to talk to you. Catch ya later.
Rick Jensen
USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 15:25:48 (MST)
Thanks Gale for the addy for CBS. Sick of Jane.
Larry L. Potter <pot1941 @ wvista.net>
Cheyenne, WY USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 15:07:14 (MST)
I let CBS know how I feel about "Hanoi Jane"! If anyone else cares to...... http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml
GALE 67-68
USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 12:26:22 (MST)
Mark, thanks for getting back to me I appreciate it. About all of the plug pulling and starving and such being talked about, I'm just glad that I haven't had to do anything like that yet. I know I could do it, but you have to be strong in the knowledge that you did the right thing. I'm sure that anyone who goes through a similar situation has second thoughts. As for Hanoi Jane, I'm sure I'd pull the plug for her!! yep
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 08:40:34 (MST)
yes,animal ,it is.
alvis
USA - Friday, April 01, 2005 at 05:33:25 (MST)