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Alex, Thanks "Very Much" for the invite my friend My mom passed on 3/18. She gave us 88 beautiful/ great years. When I go to her house, I expect to see her . WE still got things to get squared away around her house. this & that etc.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:07:33 (EDT)
Have a safe Memorial Day!!! Let’s remember our 129th Brothers and all Military Brothers and Sisters whom gave it all. Also, All whom pasted after tours. Will make the ceremony at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Monday. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 08:26:42 (EDT)
Glad to see the commo. Reminds me of the good old days. Vietnam was sprayed with at least 5 or more chemicals besides the orange. So, the chemicals were in the water on foilage everywhere. Orange was mostly used for killing zones. A fast way of clearing the areas of the perimeter and further. Seen guys spraying from 3/4 ton trucks. Was surprised to find out that Tuy Hoa was a heavy sprayed area. So we all came in contact with the stuff. Hey Bruno why don’t you join us in Reno. Life to short to miss these 129th reunions. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 16:41:41 (EDT)
While i was @camp Evans, i was in the hangar. But,once in a while i got to fly on some missions. This particular one was to Dong Ha mountain, right next to the Rock Pile, The FSB @ Dong Ha was FSB Fuller. the pilot landed @ the LZ. I was in Awe, The vegetation/trees were all dried up. I was very naive & dumb. I had been in country appx 2 1/2 3 months or so.I knew that something was not right. At the time I didn't know that it was FSB Fuller & that it had been over runned appx a month or so.So the area around Fuller had been Agent Oranged.Like I said I was naive SP4Still new in country.& the older guys that had been there would not tell the new guys anything. I guess I'm kind of fortunate/lucky that I've survived this chemical.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:32:14 (EDT)
morning flight, Bruno a poor choice of words but what I meant about line begin in the hit parade, we where sprayed with agent orange as well as other compounds. an yes john is right the spraying was agent orange. I hope I cleared that up for you. dennis keep fighting brother an don't give up. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:19:30 (EDT)
It's a great day, I'm still here. Quick update, My post bladder surgery did reveal what the Dr suspected and a little more. I have Bladder Cancer stage T2. Which means that I will start Chemo for 4 visits with a CT scan after each one. The Chemo will reveal one of two things. 1. surgery on the bladder wall to remove the damaged tissue. or 2. complete removal of my bladder. Surgery will be at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX. (PS. the VA does not recognise a Agent Orange/ Bladder cancer connection. per my Dr who was on the last review board and was pushing for it.) So, as they say "I'm still Standing" Dennis, Class of 72
Dennis Fuerstenau <d1st2no(@)live.com>
Fort Walton Beach, FL United States - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 08:12:40 (EDT)
What was being sprayed was AGENT ORANGE. Always a Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 22:10:51 (EDT)
Wink, could you please elaborate on "lane being in the hit parade" . I got to Lane late December of '72. I don't recall the month/date. But I do recall seeing a huey "spraying" the wire.I thought they were spraying for the mosquitos. This was during the "dry"season when there are hardly any mosquitos. Thanks
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 15:17:23 (EDT)
Wink, you said it Brother... We got it from the US Army. Clear Left.
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 16:01:18 (EDT)
john, the paper trail starts with you. contact any one of the service rep., as I posted before, not the va. get certified that you where in an area that agent orange was used. I've got my certification so there is no problem in getting it. lane was in what I call the hit parade. john your daughter may not admit she has the agent orange an because of her age you can't you can't file for her but you may be able to file for your grand child. look into it. the only way that agent orange will stop going from generation to generation is to stop having children. what I've posted about agent orange is for all vets. we got fucked. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 14:15:55 (EDT)
Wink, My Daughter has Agent Orange which got through me but refuses to do anything about it. I mean, getting the paper trail. She does see a doctor as do I. Her son might have it too, but not sure if he has been checked out for it.. Sad news about Agent Orange. Always a Brother.
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 09:21:41 (EDT)
Great info Barry, Good to see your post.....
Mark
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 08:13:02 (EDT)
larry, yes your right, the agent orange is now jumping to the grand children even if your child was not effective by the agent orange, sad. there is more I can tell you but the best thing is get with a service rep. American legion, v.f.w., d.a .v., or the v.v. a.. but don't go to the V.A. they will give you the run around. contact the above organizations. also if your grand child illness is because of agent orange she will be entitled to medical through the V.A. an possible comp.. I know this because my son has disabilities form the agent orange, but because he is over 18 he has to file himself. but he works off of my V.A. files. so start the paper trail now. as I've mention before to all keep your papers from the v a an pass them onto your children an have them pass them onto their children an so on an so on. I believe that the agent orange will go to generation to generation. that's why you pass your va files from generation to generation so your future generations have the documents needed to prove there claim. hope this has been of some help.wink 3/69-10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:15:48 (EDT)
Wow Dennis, lots happened in a short time brother. I like your attitude though. Never give up. We will be praying for you. Larry Dyer, your post is welcomed here. Praying for you and your daughter. Hope you get some answers here or from somewhere. That AO has been a thorn in you guys side from the get go. Take care all my brothers..........always a brother.....Mark PS.... Dan H. Sad to say that I will not be in Reno. Maybe the next one though and Kokomo for sure.
Mark
- Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 09:04:11 (EDT)
I am asking a question of you all to see if any of this applies to your children, or grand-children. A news channel down in Tampa Florida reported that children and grand-children of military personnel that were exposed to Agent Orange are being born with certain birth defects. Namely Chari malformation which is a structural defect where part of the brain is going down into the brain. Secondly EOS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), which is connective tissue disorder. I am asking this because I was in An Son with the 129th and 394th from March of 1968 until April of 1970. My daughter has Chari, and I am asking you if anyone else has experienced this problem. If this is not allowed please except my sincere condolences. Thank you for any information may have on this subject.
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 07:06:04 (EDT)
Dennis, glad to hear things worked out!
Jerry H (71)
Pa - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 21:24:42 (EDT)
Who is going to the VHCMA in June? I think I will sign up.
Daniel Hertlein <dhertlein@comcast.net>
BONNEY LAKE, WA USA - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 21:24:04 (EDT)
It’s time to update things going on here on the beach in Florida. Life was pretty good until last Saturday, I just finished my honey do list in the backyard, came in to watch a movie, went to the bathroom and without notice my life changed. For into the toilet I have just urinated cloudy red urine. At first I didn’t say anything to my wife, but an hour later it was the same color. So off to the ER at EglinAFB. After 5 hr in the ER where they took blood and did an echo of my kidneys and bladder and sent me home. Sunday am I got up went to pee and started urinating blood clots. Off to the ER again where a different DR did just a echo of my bladder and stated the need to insert a Catheter. Went home and went to work on Monday, but after a short while I went to the bathroom as I had really bad bladder pressure. I decided time to go back to the ER. The on duty Dr took more blood and was going to insert a larger catheter, however the Urologist put that on hold and sent me for a CT scan. Within an hr he was back and stated that he saw a 4cm tumor on the wall of my bladder. He told me will operate on Thursday. So instead of the ER staff,his clinic assistant inserted a much larger catheter and proceeded to drain and flush my bladder. I went home, however about 430am on Tuesday I was in pain as the catheter was blocked with blood clots. So instead of the ER. I waited till 7am when I knew someone would be in the Urology Clinic. Talked to the Drs assistant, wanted to talk to the DR and call me back. 10 minutes later he called back said to get to the clinic. At the clinic Bill (Dr’s assistant) took me to see the Dr. When the Dr came in he said we should operate today and when was the last time I had anything to eat or drink. Surgery was scheduled for 2 pm. When to admissions to register and was told to be on surgery floor by 1230. Went to work to pickup my truck and talk to my boss (who because of my situation had to come back to work a week early after having bypass surgery). Surgery was hopefully a total success as the Dr is sure he got all of the Cancerous Tumor out the roots had grown in the bladder wall but luckily they didn’t penetrate the bladder wall. I go back to the clinic on Monday to find out the next steps. Though out all of this I didn’t have any pain other than dragging around a Foley catheter. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. PS I am glad I was able to get back into the military health care system. Always a brother. DENNIS class of 72
DENNIS P FUERSTENAU <d1st2no(at)live.com>
FWB, Fl USA - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 21:16:16 (EDT)
Rick: since I started having a 129th room. It’s been open to anybody whom wants to come in. We welcome all our Brothers who served no matter what unit they were in. Everyone is Welcome!!! Thanks Alex!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:11:33 (EDT)
Correct Dave!! I pulled my info from the Virtual Wall web site. It had accidental homicide. You know the military the way they word things. Bill Wolf hope your doing better. Hope to see some new and old face at the VHCMA reunion in Reno. Will be there on June 13th. Looking forward to seeing my 229th Brothers and Families. Hope all have a great week. My wife LIZ lost her stepdad a week ago yesterday. He was a good man and father in law he will be missed but, not forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:06:24 (EDT)
It's Bill Wolf, and not Wolff... sorry Bill.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 22:48:39 (EDT)
Bill Killian and Alex: Bill Wolff's book (page 87) says that SP4 Kevin Francis Lynch died on 9-9-1970. He was 19 years old and from Natick, Massachusetts. "He died as a result of a fatal arms-room accident." He's apparently listed on Panel 07W, Line 049 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 22:46:51 (EDT)
Latest comment on the art work for B model #699 in Australia is they're keeping the current nose art (It's a Kangaroo *Matilda*) & are going to put the Cobra artwork on the side, probably on the fin. There was also a suggestion that they change the firebird # (281?) on the side of the cabin to 129 & put it on the cockpit doors.
RickG.
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 00:12:42 (EDT)
Alex: Regarding the 129th room at the VHCMA reunion: Guys from other Lane units will most likely appear. There's a bit of talk about it on the Lane AHP Facebook group. Some of the Chinook guys are going, plus 61st AHC etc.
RickG.
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 00:09:42 (EDT)
Ken Strong, get a hold of John Sarter......
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:59:21 (EDT)
Mark all I found was a accidental homicde. Never looked to see if I could find the accident report for Lynch. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
USA - Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 16:23:09 (EDT)
Good to see ya Mike Miles,anybody have any words for Lynch.
Mark
USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 17:36:28 (EDT)
Looking for any info regarding the loss of SP4 Kevin F. Lynch on 09/09/1970. He was a Unit Supply Specialist with the 129th. Trying to write a tribute to post on a veterans' website. Thanks.
Bill Killian <wkillian@smjuhsd.org>
SLO, CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 12:54:26 (EDT)
Just stopping by to see what's up.
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 19:56:32 (EDT)
Rick G: John Brennan has written a couple of books on helicopter nose art. Here's an Amazon link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-War-Army-Helicopter-Nose/dp/1625450354 Dave Powers 1st Platoon 1971-1972
Dave Powers
USA - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 23:04:44 (EDT)
Ken, I'm here. Here is my address: 4238 Amherst Cove Olive Branch, MS 38654 (662) 932-2800
John C Sartor Sr <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 08:15:16 (EDT)
Talked to Tom of the VHCMA. He told me the 129th will have a large room for Reno Reunion. Ken strong has posted on his Facebook page. But,hopefully others with Facebook page can post info about the Reno Reunion. June 13th thru 17th. Hope to have a good group. You access the hotel info on the VHCMA.org site. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 07:55:05 (EDT)
Needed to add something about John C Sartor which I just figured out today. Been a little under the weather trying to catch up, thought I had been talking to John on Facebook Messager and realized it isn't him. Oddly think that there is another person who took his picture and set up another account. Too many scams out there on top of the number of friends request from are brothers who have passed away. On to another mistake I made before going to Indiana I sent Kokomo forms to Mark Jackson and Larry Stokes to John's address in California which I got back and mailed them again today.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 20:23:42 (EDT)
Bruno good to see you post. Jim has done a lot with the Gold Star Families. Was glad to spend time with him and his group At Arlington. Will see your partner Bernie in Reno in June. Never have met you. But, maybe you can join us in Reno. Since Mark started this site years ago. I have met many of our Brothers of the 129th. And, that has been a Honor for me. Many have left us now to join our Brothers that we lost in Vietnam. GLENN Pearmain is trying to get Roger Steele’s niece to join us in Reno. Roger was a gunner whom came from the Old Guard. Boy the stories he would tell us. Roger made it through his tour only to die in a Helicopter crash at Fort Carson in 67. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 08:25:55 (EDT)
Tom Shaw & Claude Strothers; I remember you guys, Eastertide was going on. Thanks to Jim Crigler, he's done some research & found some amazing photos of the crash. The photos were taken by Horst Fass- a German photographer working for Associated Press. To this date I didn't know that he was there.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 08:39:41 (EDT)
Well made it home from the dedication at Arlington National Cemetery for the pilots and crew members and without a speeding ticket. It was worth the trip. Just got parked at the cemetery when a couple came over to talk to me. They were Gold Star Family members. Then I turned around and there was Jim Crigler and his wife and the wife of Tom Shaw and Tom’s Brother. It was a real Honor to met and spend most of the day with them. A great ceremony Julie Klink gave a very moving speech. Then, everyone walked to section 35 and the Monument. To top off a great day a fly over of Huey’s. And, a reception. There was probably more than 3 thousand at the dedication. Missed Gold Star Family members Kenneth Wells. Was proud to be representing the 129th AHC. Left at 3am and drove straight through a total of 15 hours. But, was good to be home. Always A Brother!!!
Alex <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 19:28:41 (EDT)
Still looking for guns platoon crew who were at Lane between June '67 & July '68. The guys who have #699 in Australia are planning on putting the Cobra nose art back on it.
RickG
USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 18:59:58 (EDT)
Mark, sent some photos over to your email.
David Wells
USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:59:34 (EDT)
Wanted to post an update as I have been off the grid for a while again. Jan and I have been up in Indiana and Chicago after her Sister fell and had been in a coma. They had been trying to wake her up and Wednesday they removed the breathing tube. She has been breathing on her own and is showing signs of improvement. We are hoping to make it back to Florida this weekend where I have internet again. Sorry to hear we lost more of our brothers. Hope to get back to work on 129th business next week.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:35:28 (EDT)
Alex and David, get some photos, I'll put them on here.
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 16:59:21 (EDT)
Well in Fairfax Va. will be at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow for the dedication. Hope to see Jim C. and a few more . Always A Brother!!!
Alex
Tn USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 18:41:34 (EDT)
any other 129th'ers attending?
David Wells <dswells3136@gmail.com>
Roswell , GA USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 23:46:00 (EDT)
Heading with my Sister to D.C. for the dedication ceremony 4/18 - brother of Crew Chief KIA Kenneth W Wells...
David Wells <dswells3136@gmail.com>
Roswell , GA USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 23:36:14 (EDT)
I remember you David Stamper.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:51:21 (EDT)
April 14th 1972 ****David Stamper***AnKhe***still with us in our heart
gary woodward
Eads, Tn USA - Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 17:03:58 (EDT)
Just discovered that people who don't use Facebook should be able to post direct the Lane group by using this email addy... So if you're on here, but not there, feel free to say Hi, or something :)
RickG <LaneAHP@groups.facebook.com>
USA - Friday, April 13, 2018 at 22:43:59 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to George. I'll miss talking to him.................
Gale
Clinton, Indiana United States - Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 19:29:09 (EDT)
A slow hand salute for George. Rest in Peace my brother.
John C Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 08:07:00 (EDT)
Slow hand Salute to George Besette. He was a Nice guy and a hell of a snorer. If it wasn't for someone giving me ear plugs at one of the reunions when we shared a room I wouldn't have gotten any sleep. He will be missed. Thanks for being my friend George.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, New York USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 18:24:02 (EDT)
Slow hand salutes for Roger Austin and George Bessette. Rest in Peace Brothers.
Kal Bergstrom
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 15:58:04 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to George. He will be missed but not Forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:05:11 (EDT)
morning flight, we lost another brother, I talk to ralph santiargo the other day, an he informed that George bessette past away last November of cancer. rest in pease George.
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:17:44 (EDT)
Bummer about Ray. Hey Robbie I put that picture of a chapel you sent me on all the Facebook 129th sites. Hopefully we'll get some info from them. ........always a brother
Mark
USA - Monday, April 09, 2018 at 23:16:39 (EDT)
Wink, I sent you an email with a picture. Just wanted to tell you, not knowing how often you might check your emails now. How's the rest of the 129thers? I'm doing ok, just sick of spring taking so long to get here. Talked to Ray Gagner the other day and he fell trying to set a clock. Broke a couple of ribs he said, but is getting better.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, New York United States - Monday, April 09, 2018 at 19:38:13 (EDT)
Thanks to all for the Anniversary wishes.
Gale
USA - Friday, April 06, 2018 at 09:11:49 (EDT)
Happy Anniversary Gale and Debbie! Wishing you both many blessings! Hope it was a great day for you both.
Jerry
- Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 08:12:09 (EDT)
Happy Anniversary to Gale and Debbie and many more to come. Yes it would be nice to see some more of the 129th Family at the Dedication. It’s make me proud to be associated with a great group of men ( boys back then ). The years are flying by fast and want to make as many of the 129th reunions as possible while I can. Haven’t found anyone between here and. Virginia that wants to go. I have already paid for the 17th & 18th heading home on the 19th. 13 hour drive but will be worth it. Roger Steele was a gunner in the 129th 65/66 he as in the Old Guard. He would tell us all about the Old Guard. He was killed in 67 at Fort Carson in a Helicopter crash. Bruno you need to try and make Reno. Bernie is coming got a email from him. Met him at the Denver reunion years ago. Good to see our Brothers and Sisters post. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 08:03:22 (EDT)
We're still here Mark! Judith, yes and you were right in the middle of it.........literally! lol
Gale Beard 67-68
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 23:08:30 (EDT)
Anyone remember when Gail asked Deb to marry him at a re-union a few years ago? Well it's their anniversary today! Happy happy you two! Gently
Gently
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 13:08:59 (EDT)
Happy Resurrection day everybody.....Gosh Alex, sure would like to try and make that....... Put the 2018 Kokomo, VHCMA, and VHPA reunion info on the front page. Check it out.......Love to all......I know not to many come here anymore, or maybe you do and just don't speak, which is ok, but for who it concerns, this site will always be here until my last breath and hopefully even after that. ............"257" TURNING INBOUND TO THE BEACON AND CLIMBING TO 6,000 FT.
Mark
USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 19:47:20 (EDT)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Counting the days to leave going to Arlington National Cemetery. I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Virginia. Nice accommodations at a good price. All others were two hundred dollars on up plus having to pay to park. I’m about 20 miles from the Cemetery. Is anyone else going. I know Jim and Tom Shaw’s widow and Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 11:38:34 (EDT)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Counting the days to leave going to Arlington National Cemetery. I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Virginia. Nice accommodations at a good price. All others were two hundred dollars on up plus having to pay to park. I’m about 20 miles from the Cemetery. Is anyone else going. I know Jim and Tom Shaw’s widow and Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 11:38:33 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to Roger Austin. I didn't hang around with him but would see him in passing most days that I was in the company area. I have a picture of him in the gallery. If you go to the last screen of pictures. He was in a vietnamese outfit and I don't think I was the only one who took his picture that day.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, NY USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 16:58:36 (EDT)
Gently, Roger's passing was March 8th and I just received notice from his wife last week via snail mail/. I sent her a card back on behalf of all of us. I'm pretty sure I may have been the only one Roger was in contact with other then Billy and Elmer Houlthaus. Thanks for asking though.
Mark
USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 16:08:14 (EDT)
Greetings from Olive Branch, Mississippi. Our move is about complete. I want to give a slow Hand Salute for Roger.
Rev. John Sartor
Olive Branch, MS USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 08:26:45 (EDT)
Pete and Lisa has bought another ranch and moved.
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 18:00:02 (EDT)
I heard from Pete and all is well.
Jerry
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 13:13:07 (EDT)
Has Pete Nolan been located??
Bill Wolf
USA - Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:33:53 (EDT)
Haven't gotten any info on where to send flowers for Roger. Somebody email me please with such. L-G
gently
USA - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 15:55:35 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for our Brother Roger. Our thoughts and prayers for his Family. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 16:08:47 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for Roger and blessings for his family! Good news Art!
Jerry
Pa - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 17:15:12 (EDT)
my little girl throw that low life out and got a new boy friend they are getting married he treat her like queen and the tow grand son love him and this time i get to walk her down the to get married for the first time.
Arthur <arthurfoster351@gmail.com>
LaGrange, Georgia USA - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 14:56:35 (EDT)
Lost another one of ya........... If you were at Lane and in the 129th 69-70 you may recall Roger Austin. He paled around with Billy Perri, Elmer Houlthuas and Larry Jackson at times. Got word from his wife he passed 3/8/18. Met him once when he came to our house and talked to him on the phone numerous times. He knew MIA Brookes form the 129th well. SLOW HAND SALUTE , clear right Roger................always a brother...
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:50:04 (EDT)
Gday all. I'm currently seeking information on a UH-1B tail number 63-08699 that operated with the 129th between June of '67 and July of '68. I am Senior pilot for a company in Australia called Rotorwing Helicopters and some of you may be pleased to hear that this ship is still in service. She is currently active as a fire fighting Heli and has contributed greatly to the fire services in eastern Australia. You may also be happy to know that she is well loved and well maintained and sits proudly alongside a UH-1H that also fills a similar role. Her current registration is VH-DHY. I've recently been checked out on this machine and am interested in knowing if anyone has any stories regarding her service history. Just as a side note, my father also served in country with the 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Australian Army, although I know very little about his service history. He declined to talk about it at length, and out of respect I preferred not to ask him much. I would like to take this opportunity to show my respect to all those that served, and I wish you all the best. Regards James. My email is wjames.wiseman@hotmail.com
James Wiseman <wjames.wiseman@hotmail.com>
Lismore , NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 19:36:47 (EDT)
Hang in there Bill. At least have some medication to give you some relief hopefully. I still only get 1/3 of my knee to bend but, I manage to drive. Hard to get a good nights sleep with these bad knees. Go back to the knee surgeon on May 8th then will find out more. Hope those in the path of these snow storms stay safe and don’t lose power. Also, talked to Ray Gagner yesterday he fell and hurt his back. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 15:58:00 (EDT)
THanks for checking on me Alex! I saw my neurologist on Feb 28th and he confirms that I do have Parkinson's. Fortunately the medication he prescribes helps control it. THe most frustrating part is the constant shaking of right arm/hand and leg...makes typing rough and handwriting almost impossible.
Bill Wolf
USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:45:23 (EDT)
Bill Wolf was checking on you. Hope you and Kat are doing OK. Some crazy weather here lately. Getting ready for the Dedication on April 18th at Arlington National Cemetery. Hope to run into some of the 129th that might be going. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 08:23:41 (EDT)
Well have my room booked at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Va, 169.00 plus tax per night. Cheapest I could find close to Arlington National Cemetery. Thought it would be once in a life time event. And, meeting up with Rainer in Reno for the VHCMA Reunion. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 16:38:23 (EDT)
Yes Mark I was there when Dewayne was there. But, don’t remember him. I sent emailing to the guys that was there st the same time. But, haven’t heard anything yet.
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 21:16:25 (EDT)
Tim, you can find the spray rig picture at "Main Page/Gallery/Choppers/2". LOU
LOU <pqt2@xmission.com>
Tooele, UT United States - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 18:37:01 (EDT)
Hello Flight, sorry I have been away for so long. I was talkin to Rick this morning, at one time we thought there was a photo of one of our aircraft that had been modified for spray applications. If any one remembers this, I know this was a long time ago, I would appreciate any help I can get. I was a TI from 1/68-1/69
Tim Cole 394th <timcoleco@gmail.com>
Greeley, CO United States - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 15:33:36 (EDT)
Hey Alex, Deloe would have been around your time right????
Mark
USA - Monday, March 12, 2018 at 19:17:32 (EDT)
Just checking in. Prayers for those of you suffering. Hope many of you make Arlington! L-G
gently
USA - Monday, March 12, 2018 at 14:25:21 (EDT)
Hello all, I am looking for anyone who might have known my uncle DeWayne Deloe. He served in Vietnam from about October 1965 to October 1966 with the 129th as a door gunner. I never got the chance to meet him as I was too young and then we moved. He passed from cancer in 2013. I would love to hear from anyone who has a story or two about him, good or bad. I had several family members, neighbors, and coworkers that served over there, but have only a couple folks that remember anything about DeWayne. Please feel free to email me, I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him. Thank you all for your service. Portere98@yahoo.com
Eric Porter <Portere98@yahoo.com>
WAYNESBORO, PA USA - Friday, March 09, 2018 at 10:03:01 (EST)
morning flight has anyone heard from pete nolen. sent him xmas card which was return jerry tells me he has sent emails to pete they also been returned. im a little concerned. pete rhome do you know whats up with pete, if you do let us know, ok. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Friday, March 09, 2018 at 09:50:34 (EST)
Thanks Bruno!!! Want to make it but, it's a 13 hour drive. But, was cheaper than flying. So it sounds like not many from the 129th will attend. I do know that the chairman of the project is sending info out to All Vietnam organizations. Inviting them to the dedication. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 08:02:31 (EST)
Jim Crigler, Ann ,Tom Shaw widow & his brother will be attending the ceremony.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 08:49:18 (EST)
Is anyone going to try to go to The dedication on April 18th at Arlington Cemetery. Always a Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Friday, March 02, 2018 at 23:33:58 (EST)
Alex, I feel like you. I just don't feel comfortable with the VA doctors. I'll be going to San Antonio next month to get Cataract surgery with a civilian doc. Plus Medicare is covering the surgery. The military has Ft Sam Houston & Lackland Air Force base. There is Brooks Army Medical Center & the Air Force has another "big" medical facility there. A lot of the medical staff doctors,dentist, etc retire and "stay in San Antone & set up their offices there. So. in a kind of way, its like getting treated by the military. These guys don.t putter around. They get right to the issue & "get it done".
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:30:22 (EST)
John is Mississippi ready for you. Give me a call when you get settled. Hope everyone is having a good week. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 14:23:46 (EST)
Count down has begun... 1 day and a wake up til the Moving Company arrives and begins the move.. Yes Alex, I'm coming for you.. lol
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:57:39 (EST)
Take care Bill. I don't have much faith in the VA. So always use civilian Doctors. Rainer has a hip replacement on February 28th. I'm still working trying to get my right knee bending where it needs to be. The cold weather we were having let me know that the left knee need to be replaced also. Rough getting old. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 22:25:55 (EST)
Hey Bill, you Take care of yourself first. Will be praying for you. Let us know what you find out brother..........always a brother. Had a nice chat with Manny today on the phone........love to all
Mark
USA - Monday, February 19, 2018 at 17:01:02 (EST)
Hey Brothers, was just looking at the posts. I'm guilty of not keeping up, but health issues have kinda curtailed things. Hope to know more on the 28th of Feb when I see the neurologist (not VA). Please know I think of you all daily!
Bill Wolf <wolfcms@aol.com>
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:37:40 (EST)
Alex
Tn USA - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 23:28:34 (EST)
For those who can travel they are dedicating a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 2018 at 4 pm.
Jerry H
Pa - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 18:22:43 (EST)
me three
wink
USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:01:51 (EST)
Me too..........................................
Gale
USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 23:16:35 (EST)
I'm always here also.........always a brother.............love to all.God Bless,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 19:22:08 (EST)
Yes John I check the log everyday. But, there is times not much going on. Right now it looks like Rainer and me are going to Reno. Is anyone else going to try and make it? Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, February 12, 2018 at 18:04:07 (EST)
Anyone on this website ?
John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
Oceanside, California USA - Monday, February 12, 2018 at 17:05:47 (EST)
thanks gale,wink
wink
USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 09:59:05 (EST)
Mike Miles, glad to see your post! Hope all is well...
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 23:13:43 (EST)
HCVVO 36TH ANNUAL REUNION 09/13/2018 - 09/16/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Howard County Healing Field
Gale <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 21:17:11 (EST)
afternoon flight, were has every one gone, gone to facebook everyone. oh well. hey what are the dates for kokomo, making it this year,i hope. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl. USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 12:14:44 (EST)
Latest news.... We are selling our home in California and will be moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi in March. I will be going to Kokomo, Ind in September. Can't wait to see my 129th Brothers.
John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
USA - Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 12:01:49 (EST)
I can associate with Mr Jeanes. I went thru the same thing @ Camp Evans-When the 101st ABN stood down. I was in the maintenance crew-in the hangar. Every thing had to be accountanted for.We were looking for the stuff all over the place. Most of the flt crews had left. So I I got to "Crew" one of the 20 slicks on the flight. We flew past Danang- it was a "Ghost Town".Ironically we stopped & refueled @ Lane-I had no idea where we were at. What were the odds of getting reassigned back there? No Complaints mind you. The accomodations were a "Lot" better than camp Evans.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 12:15:23 (EST)
Thanks Rainer....very interesting!
Gale
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 19:46:19 (EST)
Gale, on the 129th main page scroll down to stories, you will find it there.
Rainer Bauer
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 15:03:08 (EST)
Gale I just enter the title on google and it popped up.
Alex
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 14:50:27 (EST)
Alex, where do we get it to read?
Gale
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 12:56:52 (EST)
Read closing down the 129th. Very interesting to read. For my two tours which covered 65/66 and 67/68. From beginning to end a lot off great men served the 129th. It was a honor to serve with many of you. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 09:43:58 (EST)
Hey Joe, We all wondered what happen you & your wife. The last time I saw you was on the chopper ride at Grisssom.....and that was a few years ago. Hope you can make it back to Kokomo. Always a brother!
Gale Beard 67-68
clinton, In USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 22:21:53 (EST)
Hey Mike Miles.....So,So good to see ya in here. Haven't seen in a very long time. Hum, will have to get me a copy of that book.........Love to all...always a brother........,Mark
Mark
USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 16:22:07 (EST)
Hey Mike Miles.....So,So good to see ya in here. Haven't seen in a very long time. Hum, will have to get me a copy of that book.........Love to all...always a brother........,Mark
Mark
USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 16:22:01 (EST)
Wow. The story, Closing the Books on the 129th, by Bill Jeanes was excellent. Thank you for the final wrap up!!
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 13:01:29 (EST)
Hey Joe, long time, no see. Hope all is well? Always room for one more. Ya never lost your spot in the first place. I still have your table. WELCOME BACK...........always a brother.....Hey by the way, anybody heard from Lenny Adams lately? Lenny, if your out there chime in.........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 20:09:14 (EST)
say is there any room for one old Bulldog in 1965-66 it has been a long time since i have been here,I hope all you guys are still all ok,on December 1 I lost my truck in a role over but not my time i guess not my time lot to do yet. talked to Alex to day great to here from him we go back a long time 129th for ever Brothers.
Joe Nicolich <joeandkristynicolich@gmail.com>
Lowman, ID USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 18:01:18 (EST)
Thanks, Rick... not on Facebook, but will have my daughter find it.
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 13:33:14 (EST)
A Slow Hand Salute for Michael Miller. R I P.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Monday, January 29, 2018 at 16:42:10 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute to Michael Miller. Always A Brother !!!
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 20:42:28 (EST)
A slow hand salute for M. Miller. May he rest in peace.
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 00:06:27 (EST)
.....that would be "on Sir Miller"......
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 21:01:38 (EST)
Lou.....Thanks for the update I Sir Miller......SLOW HAND SALUTE rendered........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 21:00:38 (EST)
Thought you might like to know that the latest VHPA magazine noted that Michael B. Miller, 129th pilot, 1970/71, Callsign Bulldog21, passed away Oct 1, 2017.
Bulldog 17"LOU"
USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 21:48:55 (EST)
Well back to the prostate again. Had two biopsy done back in 2012&2013 both came back negative. PSA at 7.38 so will do meds for a weeks then back for blood test. After that the doctor will decide if another biopsy is needed. I started with a knee replacement to this. I pulled PSA levels for the past 5 years from my VA records and they are all high. Well shit happens when we start getting older. Good to see the commo back here at my favorite place. Bill Wolf take care Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 18:21:13 (EST)
Mark that would be Mike Davis spot, not mine or Brenda.
Larry A Davis
Cabool, Mo USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:14:26 (EST)
Mark that would be Mike Davis spot, not mine or Brenda.
Larry A Davis
Cabool, Mo USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:13:27 (EST)
Dave Powers: There's a couple of pics of the 129th Cobra in Montana on the Lane AHP Facebook group.
RickG
USA - Monday, January 22, 2018 at 00:51:52 (EST)
Ken, I'll take that spot of Larry's. I'm already a Life Member so what do I need to pay. I'll just get it to hold on to for the 129th. Good to own real estate ya know. Will say a prayer for Joey. Or John said he was looking for a camping spot but that was before the sale of his house fell through........take care all............
Mark
USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 22:03:25 (EST)
Wow John that bites, hope you can find another buyer soon. First off for those who are not on Facebook I wanted to let you guys that know my stepson Joey know he has been in the hospital for the past couple days with something. At least pneumonia up in Indiana. My wife flew up yesterday morning. He went from not feeling good to being passed out on the floor in less than 24 hours. Doing better now but his memory is not right either. So more test today. Last of all I am still holding some of the Kokomo forms and will contact folks after I talk to them at Kokomo. Larry Davis was giving up the site his brother had so wondering if anyone wants to pick it up? The Membership is either or was $20 a year or $100 for a lifetime. Second idea is to give him money for this years camping to hold that spot for a while longer. Last year we had a bunch of spots open because of storms. Take care Brothers.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:54:48 (EST)
Alex, sale of house fell through. Not moving to Mississippi right away as planned.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:20:17 (EST)
Good to see everyone posting. John looking forward to meeting you Brother!!! Be glad your in the warm weather. Been in the deep freeze for a week. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
Tn USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 08:32:55 (EST)
Alex, rumors have it that we are moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi by later February 2018. Hope to see you soon my brother.. Mark, make room for my motor home at Kokomo this September.
John Sartor
USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 15:21:24 (EST)
Hey Wrong Way, hope your getting some doctrine for that. Take care of yourself and that goes for the rest of ya too............
Mark
USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 09:51:49 (EST)
From my knees down my skin is falling off , I put 3 different kinds of "grease" on them twice a day to keep them from bleeding. VA says psoriasis. I think it was from flying cover for 1st and 2nd platoon spraying and we were covering them (Cobra 096). But don't worry it won't hurt you. Yeah - BS.
wrong way wes <bullet2013@outlook.com>
Clatskanie, or usa - Monday, January 15, 2018 at 07:12:41 (EST)
I was "checking out" the ROK website .Bernie turn me on to the site. There are some good pic in there: there's a slick, tail # 697 at a hover on the LZ @ hill 638 ( I think its hill 638) . Does anyone know who crewed that ship???????There is another picture of some of the pilots.I believe one of them is Bill Shilleto & a captain with sunglasses. Does anyone reckcognize them?????
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 13:46:49 (EST)
Jerry, thanks for the info. I am seeing my neurologist on the 28th of Feb. Will talk about with him. Bill
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 12, 2018 at 14:23:25 (EST)
Bill, if your shaking is not Parkinson then you may have peripheral neuropathy. As it was explained to me the dioxin in agent orange destroys the nerve sheath allowing the nerves to short circuit. You may want to push to get the VA Doc to determine what you actually have.
Jerry H
Pa - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 19:58:03 (EST)
I hear ya Wink ;-)
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 17:27:04 (EST)
Happy New Year, Flight! Rick G., do you have a link or any photos for the Montana National Guard monument of the 129th Cobra? You can back channel me: davepowers214yahoo.com. Thanks!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 15:54:10 (EST)
test , you failed. heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. wink
wink
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:06:50 (EST)
TEST
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 09:42:18 (EST)
Bill found a new list of agent orange and your systems for Parkinsons show up, go to VA site and pull agent orange up. Should find it. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 11:23:17 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute for Mr. Randall Whitehouse
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 10:12:23 (EST)
Agent Orange was in the water etc. Not only agent orange but, other chemicals also were sprayed. But, the VA only recognized just a few related cancers and nerve damage such as related to diebetes.
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 08:53:02 (EST)
Thanks for posting John. I recall on several occasions my helicopter was used to spray agent orange. Of course, we just washed down the ship, but i'm sure we absorbed some doing that.
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 13:03:41 (EST)
I made a bad mistake... Whitehouse not Whitehorse.
Rev John Sartor
USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:28:54 (EST)
A slow hand salute to Whitehorse, may Whitehorse walk beside God. Always a brother
Rev John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:24:27 (EST)
Bill, I was told that Agent Orange comes in different forms of ailments. What you may have is Agent Orange ? May God Bless you... Always a Brother
Rev John Sartor
USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:20:21 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute for Mr. Randall Whitehouse. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 19:01:46 (EST)
I received a very nice Vietnam medallion from a Michael Massari. Am embarrassed to say I don't recognize the name. I don't remember ordering it.
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 14:23:07 (EST)
I have a question for the group. A couple years ago my neurologist said I have Parkinson's. It is affecting mostly my right (dominate) side - shaking etc. A few weeks ago I took Kat to urgent care for a bruised hand. The Doctor that treated her noticed my shaking and asked if I had Parkinson's. I said yes. He is a reserve Air Force flight surgeon (full bird) and has been in practice a long time. He was adamant that this was NOT Parkinson's, but the affects of Agent Orange but is often treated as Parkinson's. Anyone else experience this?
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 13:29:48 (EST)
Bill Shilleto, A very Happy birthday .
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 11:38:13 (EST)
Wishing all of you a safe, prosperous, and healthy New Year!!
Bill and Kat Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 10:21:32 (EST)
Just saw this on Facebook.......Gently, would you please send some flowers. To Whom it may concern; Re: Funeral Services for : Randall Whitehouse Location: Southern Heritage Funeral Home This Saturday 1/6/18 from 2pm -4pm Visitation @ 2pm Service @ 3pm Address: Southern Heritage Funeral Home 475 Cahaba Valley Rd Pelham Al 35124 Please call me with any questions. Sincerely, Bryan Whitehouse Home 205.424.5508 Cell 630.841.6020
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 04, 2018 at 21:03:31 (EST)
Well Guys, the planet earth has made one more turn around the sun - one more year. Happy New Year.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, January 01, 2018 at 13:06:43 (EST)
Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Years. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 01, 2018 at 12:03:17 (EST)

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