paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 23:05:56 (MST)
Happy New Year to Everyone.
Gary Mount <phantom 843@aol.com>
Lubbock, , Tx USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 19:36:13 (MST)
Happy New Year to Everyone.
Gary Mount
Lubbock, , Tx USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 19:34:56 (MST)
Hope all are expecting a good new year. Do have a quick question? Where can I find a breakdown of line 24 under service data on the DD 214. I think I am do some decorations I never received. With eight grand kids now I wanted to show them what their Poppy did. Hope all of you have a good 2009. Bill Knebusch
William Knebusch <knebusch@att.net>
Amarillo, texas USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 13:58:15 (MST)
Everyone have a safe New Years.................
USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 10:17:30 (MST)
SOUTHSIDE, AL USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 05:11:58 (MST)
Gently, Anyone who visits the Big Island gets a free tour of the Puna district, including a visit to the current Lava Ocean entry, the good surf breaks, and Pahoa (The town that won't fall down - You have to see it to understand). Stay safe, Greg
Puna, HI USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 15:39:03 (MST)
Dah! I hate that! L-G
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:28:24 (MST)
Happy belated birthday Jim!!!! It's so close to Christmas that we should all call you "Santa!" Amen Sue...Amen. Can we do a "mini" and go see "Animal?" Pray for World Peace....enough of this crap! Love you-G
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:27:57 (MST)
Happy belated birthday Jim!!!! It's so close to Christmas that we should all call you "Santa!" Amen Sue...Amen. Can we do a "mini" and go see "Animal?" Pray for World Peace....enough of this crap! Love you-G
USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:27:32 (MST)
Hi all, I want to start by thanking everyone for your prayers and comments. I am after everything on a road trip. Also I have found someone who I have been looking for even though he is listed on the contact list with an old email address. That is Robert Lee WIA Sept of 1972. I am hoping that it may also get us one step closer to getting a copy of the recording of that mission. For those who have never visited his site, it is www.lifesjoy.net/WebMaster/Vietnam/Vietnam.htm Robert Lee. At the moment I am in SC in an old 26' Motorhome with a 129th Patch in the back window. All take care for the New Year.
Ken Strong Jr. 72-73
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, December 29, 2008 at 21:06:35 (MST)
Gently, I received the goodies you sent. Thank you. Gale, thanks for the yearly ornament. Really nice. I spent Christmas with my daughter and Grandkids. Always hectic there, but lots of hugs for Grandpa.
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 13:05:22 (MST)
Good to see you post Art! Have the best holiday possible! Aloha, greg
Puna, Hi USA - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 15:18:01 (MST)
Flight.......I'm looking to see if anyone has the 129th logo, so that they can email me a copy. I had one on another computer, but when it died so did my copy. Alex I think you had sent me it way back when........Take care my brothers........Happy New Year...Matt Casey
Matt Casey <mcasey1947@roadrunner.com>
Hemet, CA USA - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:33:26 (MST)
Happy Birthday Jim!!.. I sure am glad to hear the problem wasn't as bad as it could have been. I'd bet before finding out, that it was quite a scare... and Gale said it right, they may be trying to get you out of there, retired.. I know it was just what I needed, love every minute of it!!.. Rick England, hey bud, I will be in Mesa, AZ the month of January and tried looking up your phone number.. No luck, unlisted.. If you and the wife want to get together with us for dinner or the like, you can email me with it and I will call you. I see your house on Google Earth and it looks like it should be pretty easy to find. Also, anyone else in the Pheonix area that would like to have an "eyeball" just drop me a line. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will be having a Happy New Year!!!.. Love and Brotherhood.... L8r.. Kal...>>>
Kal Bergstrom 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:03:32 (MST)
Hi I might have a power chair to give to some one if the va does not want it it a jazzy 1170 xl & it only need a tire & tube & got the books that go with it & a bruno vsl-600 lift that go in the bed of a truck & the book on it I will know monday some time. had JOSH here for a few hours 25 then they went to his mother & fother house only get to see him 2or3 time a mounth I got him a bike that all talk about geting a bike from santer it was funny I went to watch tv & what was on home alon that me take care all of you Art
USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 22:01:30 (MST)
Happy Birthday Jim H........ya think that's a sign to retire? I know every place is laying off,but,serving poison shrimp is kinda severe! Heheehe Gale
USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 21:51:29 (MST)
Make that "heart attack symptoms" :)
Sue H
USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 19:44:28 (MST)
Happy 62nd birthday to my wonderful husband. I'm so thankful that we've been able to spend such many years together. Here's to many more! Tuesday we had quite the scare. After getting home from work, it appeared Jim was having another heart attack. The EMTs rushed him to the closest hospital and then onto the hospital in Wausau WI out of which his cardiologist works. Thankfully, we found out late Wednesday that all the heart tests came back good. Whew! It was finally ruled that he had food poisening from shrimp from a Xmas party at work and many of the symptoms mimicked his heart attach systems. Now you can see why I'm so happy to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! I know you all join me in well wishes for many more. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone involved in the 129th!
Sue H
USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 17:47:45 (MST)
I hope everyone had a very merry christmas. I SURE DID. MATTHEW CASEY,Iam glad youtook those pictures.I am in them a couple of times also in the group pictures,sadly I dont have any.I bet it was a trip seeing LARRY RUFF. Ihope ican make the next reunion, Iwould have made the last one,but my son injured his hip and was in bed for 2 months . He has rhumatoid arthritis degenerative loss of cartilage around all his . He could not get much help in Chorpus Christi, so we moved to Lubbock. Hopefully He can get some help at Texas Tech Medical center,He is only 27. Pf course no Insurance.HE is doing better. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR, FLIGHT..CLEAR RIGHT ,ROCKY AND JUICER...
Gary l. mount <phantom843 @aol.com >
Lubbock, Tx USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 16:41:34 (MST)
There is a nice web site that allows you to build a signature with all your military medals crew wings and other such stuff it is: militarysignatures.com Happy New Year, …..Matt Casey ...email me if you would like to see the one I made.
Matt Casey <mcasey1947@roadrunner.com>
USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 15:36:26 (MST)
Phantom…………Glad to be of service, must have been a reason I took them pictures, just so we could look back and have a few laughs. I got to see Larry Ruff at the Reunion when it was in Orlando, what a rush. Well best wishes to all for a healthy and happy New Year……..Clear Left………Matt Casey
Matt Casey <mcasey1947@roadrunner.com>
Hemet, CA USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 14:19:19 (MST)
Animal************check the pics on the group site for "Snoopy's" Pics******you will find pics taken through mortar site of the three crew members I was with when I expended about 300 M-60 rounds trying to take it down as it ran in circles and jumped in and out of the elephant grass in a narrow box canyon.*************that was not goofing off***it was a moving target qualification course!!!!
Gary Woodward
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 08:00:08 (MST)
hey....Fred's on the road in Texas....1-317-442-3284..it's Christmas! Give him a call. Love to you all.,...pray for Pesacer. L-G
USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 14:18:28 (MST)
Festus (Lt. Richard Trumbo) sent me some pictures awhile back, but I lost them in a computer crash. The Elk was so big four of us (3crew, 1 ROK RTO) couldn't get him in the helicopter. We ended up strapping his rack to the hard points on the floor and exiting the area with him hanging out the side of the chopper. When we got to the ROK regiment there were I bet a hundred troops there to witness the return of the intrepid hunters. Aloha, Greg Henkel 1st Flt Platoon, 1971-72
Puna , HI USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 13:59:47 (MST)
Mele Kalikimaka ! This is the day in 1971 that John Paul Vann visited our Company and then Festus, myself, I believe Smitty and a gunner I can't recollect shot an eight point elk while goofing off on a resupply mission. It fed the ROK's christmas dinner, and their CO confiscated the trophy head saying; "It was in my AO, It's my trophy". Best holiday wishes, hope you all missed Hawaii getting shellacked by Notre dame yesterday.
Puna, HI USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 13:51:55 (MST)
Flight, FYI...the following website now has "Vietnam era fatigue shirts" on sale for $31.99 + 4.oo shipping. These are not the "poplin" (as we knew),but,they are 100% cotton. I usually wear XL,but,the one I ordered was way too big. I'm gonna return it for a L size. Here's what it reads on the XL label: chest (45 to 49 in), height (from 67 to 71 in)and they don't tell you that in the ad. Of course,you have to tear the label out that says; Made in China....grrrrrrrr! https://www.vetfriends.com/catalog/catalog_detail.cfm?itemNum=921
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In US of A - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 09:59:19 (MST)
Merriest of Christmas to all of you and hoping for a great New Year! Gonna get to see my two Granddaughters today!! It has been a blessing knowing all of you and having had the privilage to serve with many of you! Be safe out there! Bill & Kat Wolf
Bill Wolf
USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 09:26:18 (MST)
Huh!......There "is" a Santa!? Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gale 67-68
USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 07:56:05 (MST)
hope all my friends from the 129th have a merry christmas and a happy new year
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 07:41:25 (MST)
Best holiday wishes to all this season*******Be safe and enjoy******
Gary Woodward
Memphis, Tn USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 05:58:53 (MST)
Just dropping in to wish all a Merry Christmas. Life here is hectic. Alzheimers....hate it more and more each day. If anyone new is around I am looking for any one who knew Olen Wayne Garrett. Good wishes to you all!
Amarillo, TX USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 22:09:25 (MST)
I Remeber christmas 1970,Itreasure everyone since. You see we picked up dead bodys that day. I have two grandsons ,Ipray they never have to. CLEAR RIGHT...
gary mount <phantom843@AOL.COM>
USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 20:35:39 (MST)
HI,FLIGHT,I HOPE Everyone is having avery merry christmas.matthew casey, Ihave seen those pictures of me,we were all so young back then. Through tHIS SITE iWAS ABLE TO FIND OUT ABOUT NOLAN.SEE APRIL 13 O8,FLIGHT LOG,I WAS ABLE TO Talk to the pilots and the crewchiefthat day after 37 years, IT really helped a LOT....in your gallery isaw juicer ,who could forget him or MANNY or mavromatis .FIRE,HUEY,KITCHENS.BUCKY ,BENNET ,LEGGINS ,DRAUGHTER .RUFF,BLAIR..IREMEBERalmost everyone.thanks casey.
gary mount <phantom843@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 20:17:38 (MST)
Merry Christmas One and All. We hold each of you dearly in our hearts. Jamie and Ron
Ron and Jamie DeBates
Big Timber, MT USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 19:55:19 (MST)
To my 129th family ,Vickey, Dakota and stickman wish the best of the seasons to each and your family. May you each be blessed in the comming year. I am truly blessed to be part of this family, thank each of you and merry christmas to all.
Jim "stickman" OLiver
Pembroke , Ga USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 19:27:15 (MST)
Flight,the keyring was a real surprise that Gently sent to me.Sorry,to hear about the Hueys on the fence.Alvis,remember where they are,and be carefull out there on the road this X-Mas.Hope to see all Next Year.Please Have a Merry Christmas.My brother also sends his wishes for the Holidays.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 16:53:15 (MST)
Judith, got our keyring and pin also...well, to all and their loved ones. Dee and I and my entire family wish all of you the best Christmas ever and a transitional lift of a New Year. God Bless you all. The gift of "YOU" is imeasurable............always a brother..................
USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:34:34 (MST)
judith got got the key ring an pin the other daygreat looking key ring, thanhs and thanksto our extented family in england. wish xmas was not so stressful i would problemly enjoy it more. so merry xmas to all. wink 3/69- 10/70
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 07:41:40 (MST)
Ray, when I get home,will see what I can do for you buddy.Need to hurry,the season is very close to being over.Merry xmas all,from Dallas...dont know wher3e I am going tomorrow..yet.
USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 21:57:51 (MST)
Wasd driving from Houston to San Antonio yesterday,and today...took a picture or three..I will post on the yahoo site,soon as I can. Two Hueys,on a fence line,both very tired looking,abandoned looking,looks like two old men that have worked all their lives and now are stooped shoulder and beaten down.They are there to advertise a paint ball course. Been there for a few year now.Its really sad for me to see them..bet it will be for you too.Ron Paye..Raineer...we need to get a slick on a stick in the military park down town INDY. Heck, the have everything else and some joker in East Texas dishoners...ahhh, never mind, but we should see about putting presure on the gov here to do that in the park.
USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 21:55:41 (MST)
wind storms,snow storms,ice storms,rain storms,bad drivers,stupid drivers,lack of rest/sleep..and if that aint enough to deal with...some idiot is driving around here in Dallas Texas,on the beltway..shooting truck drivers as they drive down the road.Two or three dead yeterday..jeeze.
USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 21:48:12 (MST)
oh alvis or any one livin indy can you find me a grope pic of the colts like a poster tell me what it cost i send the mone asp ok my grand son loves them you cant gat to mant thingsa round here just e mailhow much thanks one dy me and gailwilltake him and his brother to indy in time let me know if any can help me get the poster butdont go out your way ok thanks ray stilwating@aol.com i see a shrink on the 29TH hope tocut back on some of thi med . well i bore yu to much be safe talk soon ray
RAY <stilwating@aol.com>
Street, MD USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:36:32 (MST)
hello to all i know its been a while but i have some surge to get one in elbow that hurts like heck. then one to take a byopise down the throte to see if its canser i m ok as long i take the med my family dr gives me. if not i hurt bad. how are youthat live where all he snow is , i dread when it our turn i try to talk to kal but i lose my voice then my throte but it wont spoil my xmass i wish you alla grate holliday and be safe gently how are you doing i know you and joe stay busy.well i wont take up much time rob good talking to you rick i tryed calling yo n/a but left a message wink i tryed to call you o left a message take care mybrothers and sisters know i care i care for you all a brother always ray
Ray <Stilwating@aol.com>
MD USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:25:38 (MST)
Merry Christmas Flight,..... I too wish to echo Kal’s words and thoughts on our prized possession. Ken my thoughts are with you. And Gary Mount great to see your post, if you look in the picture gallery on this web site under my name I’m sure you will find a few BEFOR photos of you………LOL…….May you all have a great Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. ……..Hope to see a few of you in June for the reunion …..Tails Clear Left for the Holidays………Matt Casey
Matt Casey
Hemet, CA USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:20:03 (MST)
Merry Christmas to all of my 129th familey!!.. I recieved a great present in the mail Saturday and have been wearing it ever since. Thanks to Ron and Jamie Debates for the GREAT tail-rotor barcelet which I will be wearing with pride and lots of great memories!!.. Ken Strong, my condolences on the loss your familey is going through and I send my wishes for a great Holiday season for all of you. L8r... Kal...>>>
Kal Bergstrom 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com.>
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Monday, December 22, 2008 at 09:22:49 (MST)
Ken Strong, sorry for your loss brother. Ken Knight, I have a picture of Roger Austin in a pair of those silk pajama's that you could buy over there and he has a hooch maid hat on. I believe he lives in vermont now. Not sure of the address though. Mark might have it. Kal and Matt, congrats on winning the bracelets. Ray Gagner, It was nice talking to you the other day. Hang in there brother.
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 10:03:23 (MST)
Hi Flight ,Ihave been looking at the website of the 129 TH. IT TRUELY IS AWESOME. I have been able to fill in alot of blanks. THANKS to everyone who has worked on it . Again ,MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. DOORGUNNER 70-71 1ST.SLICK. PLT.
gary mount <phantom843@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 13:59:34 (MST)
Nick Carter, please give me your e-mail address, or if anyone else has it could I get it from you? Thanks and Merry Christmas to all!
Dave Powers
USA - Friday, December 19, 2008 at 09:01:56 (MST)
ok, boys and girls. With the economy as it is,and with freight being way,way down,I have decided to work the christmas season/holidays.I return to work tomorrow morning,till ,perhaps after the new years,but hope not.Soooo, I hope each of youhave a great christmas, and the new year finds you healthy,happy,and with a winning lotto ticket. Thank you for being here, and your friendship/support..and just putting up with my pompas ass.peace my friends,and God bless.
USA - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 20:48:57 (MST)
shared a very drunken christmas ,in 1971,then shared the loss of an aircraft,with one certian Dentist in here, that lives in northwest Pa.,with the initials DF,but who shall remain un-named, to protect the innocent.Damn,what a christmas to remember.
USA - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 19:06:55 (MST)
Ken: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You never know when the Lord will take us to better place. Liz and I wish all of our 129th Fanily a safe and blessed Christmas. And, remember our Bothers whom gave it all. And, those whom have left us since they came home. A Slow Hand Salute to all. Always A Brother!!! I still remember my christmas with the 129th Dec.25th 1965. Bite & Strike forever!!
Collierville, TN USA - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:56:19 (MST)
Gale and Debbie, thanks for the cool ornament! It will have occupy an esteemed place on the tree! Merry Christmas to you all!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 09:57:47 (MST)
Ken, sorry to hear of your great loss... our prayers go out to you and the whole family. May God grant His comfort and peace to you all (Romans 8:28)!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 09:56:30 (MST)
Ken, sorry buddy. Our thoughts are with you and your family........Gale & Debbie
Gale 67-68
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 21:53:12 (MST)
matt,i don,t know if you remeber me or not .i was larry leggins gunner when you were there .icontacted adams ,have a merry christmas .sorry to hear about your wife.
gary mount <.phantom843@aol.comm.>
lubbock,, tx USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 21:39:07 (MST)
anybody remember roger austin
ken knight <kkenanny@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 20:45:49 (MST)
Hey Kal - your bracelet went out today. Matt - if the address on the contact page is correct yours will go out tomorrow (12/18). Ron
Ron DeBates
Big Timber, MT USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 20:29:55 (MST)
Those of you that dont get the "Agent Orange Review" by mail,can view it on line at www.va.gov/EnvironAgents **just keep in mind its put out by our goverenment and ment to rub our bellies till we feel warm all over.However,the do have some very good stats in there this edition.Also they have some links that may be of interest to you.
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 16:55:37 (MST)
condolances Ken,from Susan and myself.
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 16:48:20 (MST)
Ken, we are very sorry for your loss. What a time of year for this. Our Prayers & thoughts are with your entire family. Jim Westwang & family
jim westwang 71-72
sheridan, wy USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:45:49 (MST)
Dear Ken, our prayers are with you and the Family. Don't hesitate to call any of us to talk, and I hope her memory will bring alittle joy to all over the Christmas holiday. Love-Gently
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 09:30:07 (MST)
Hi everyone, this morning I am writing with sad news in my family here. I married into my wife's family and gained two great Brother-In-Laws as vets, both with Perple Hearts. Some of you met them at Kokomo in 2007! Yesterday morning my wife's sister rolled over to her husband Chuck and wanted to cuddle and within a few minutes she stopped breathing. For those that met him he was the guys with the white hair and have posted about him having colon cancer in the past. We all know God have his reason for what happens, but please pray for him and her kids have strengh to make it through this time. My wife and all her siblings are not dealing well as they were all very close.
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Lafayette, IN USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 08:54:00 (MST)
morning flight,got your card gale but no orniment, heeeeeeee only kidding. this one is the best you've done. its great. just to let you know mine stay up all year. i put them on my sliding glass doors.can't tell you how many times they've saved me from walking into the doors. you and debbie have a good xmas.....ray sorry i did'nt call you back yesterday, had a bad day, hope your dr's appointment goes ok.got your card too simon thanks ,merry xmas too you and yours.and by the way, MERRY XMAS TO ALL OF THE 129TH FAMILY. wink 3/69-10/70
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 08:00:21 (MST)
Dear Flight…… The best wishes for the holidays to you and yours. To say I’m ecstatic is a vast understatement, I wondered if one of those bracelets would ever find its place on to my wrist. I too wish that there was a way each of us could just go on line and order one. Sad to say that is not the case. I do visit the site but have not had much to say. Tending to my wife; she has an infection in her toe that the diabetes wants to make worse. But with the help from the Great Motorcycle Rider in the Sky we will endure. Hope to see a bunch of you at the next reunion, as it is my back yard; sort of. At least it is on this side of the country. Again best wishes to all……………..Matt Casey
Matt Casey <mcasey1947@msn.com>
Hemet, CA USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 21:09:08 (MST)
Brother Gale this is the greatest I have them a;; hehehehehehehe Be careful out there allot of anniversityies. as you can guess and I like your sister, Tino asked about if I heard anything from her????
Rick England`
USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 17:26:46 (MST)
We received your Christmas card, Gale. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you, too. Gently, send my 'little something' to Stickman's address.. Happy holidays to all...
Pembroke , Ga USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 17:13:30 (MST)
Simon & co. thanks for the nice Christmas card but i cant send one back without a return address. Gale & Deb got your ornament & card & sent one back . God Bless you both. Judy thank The Lord for you & your unwaivering service. Merry Christmas to all>>>> smitty
jim westwang 71-72
sheridan, wy USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 14:09:29 (MST)
Art, lost your number, I need it case I come thru there at xmas time.Buy you a Pepsi.
USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 08:04:33 (MST)
I goofed. To all who entered the raffle: I disposed of all the envelopes with your addresses on them; I deposited your checks and am now without your addresses to send you a little something from our 509 friends for your donation to the Fund. If your addresses are different than on the website, please let me know ASAP. I want to get the gifts out tonight and tomorrow. Sorry about that..damn. Oh, and Kal and Matt Casey got the bracelets:>))))))) Bells and whistles....yippie skippie..yeah....oh what fun it is to ride......L-Gently
USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 06:50:13 (MST)
As always,Gently,thank you.....going home tomorrow night for 2 days,,whoo..hooo. Am working the holidays so will spend xmas somewhere on the road.
USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 14:19:15 (MST)
Folks, tonight I draw the names for the rotor braclets donated to us by the DeBate friends. I'm assuming I can tell everyone tomorrow...no one said to keep them a secret(surprise gift. But if that was an over-site, just email me ASAP so I don't spoil your plan. Yes, Ron and Jamies, we will be able to help our brothers and friends to the re-union once again. Thank you soooooo much. A thanks to all who sent in checks for tickets, especially those who sent in "extra" or simply made a generous donation....your wings are showing. So, good luck to those whose names I have in my containers..I wish you could all have a bracelet. Love always-Gently
USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 13:16:21 (MST)
enough is enough. She poted again today..and I deleted.....took me about a zillon years,but figured out how to ban a member..hopefully,she stays baned
USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 12:13:35 (MST)
Ken, Yeah...I like the trees. That's where I get a lot of my exercise...picking up sticks about every day and keeping them trimmed up. "Madeline" helps me with the yard too! Heehehee
USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 21:39:47 (MST)
Hi all, I am just waiting for spring to return, Happy Holadays. Gale got the XMas stuff out and was checking out your cabin last year. Makes me wish I had trees here for mine. I have been stuck cleaning out my computer here and Fred thanks for cleaning out the YAHOO site. I think I have most addresses listed for my email, but today had to block all but the ones I have. Fred think they must have gotten them from the other site but been getting so much trash the past few weeks. Didn't open them after the first one. Well wish everyone a great holiday as we have my youngest grandson again tonight. Had him four nights last week as my son got laid off. Took him to the VA to try and get them to pay for his College while he is drawing unemployment now anyway, well as soon as it starts. All take care!
Ken Strong Jr
Laffayette, IN USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 19:13:21 (MST)
sorry guys and girls.I went into the yahoo site and deleted that crap.
USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 17:00:54 (MST)
We look forward to our ornaments from you & Debbie every year, Gale. We were just counting the ones on the tree as we put them on now. Thanks for remembering us. We be watching for it. You're not having Madeline deliver them, are you? lol
Jim & Sue H.
USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 14:40:51 (MST)
Was up near Buffalo, Ny,when that storm passed thru on its way to Kims area.Just to make sure I enjoyed it, they sent me from Buffalo/Niagra Falls,to N.Carolina,twice,in a row.At the moment,sitting in Memphis,have a delivery at noon tomorrow. Met another guy at a truck stop in KY.He saw m tag I bought at the reunion,which I mounted to the front of the grill,,ou know,Vietnam vet,ect.He ,of course,served mostl in Siagon..when he was in country..said he wasd in the army,special forces and their job was prisoner recsue from N. Vietnam, from the camps of course.Anybody got a smoke? Havent had one since Nov. 2nd..grrr.
USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 12:55:05 (MST)
Jim W - the email on the contact page is correct.
Ron DeBates
Big Timber, MT USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 08:34:18 (MST)
Good Morning Flight! It's -22 this morning here. Waiting for the Chinook winds to start and warm it up a little. Been really busy here as I've been helping in Yellowstone Park to keep the power on. Adds new meaning to "Keeper of the Light!" Economy in Big Timber got knocked down a few notches but a couple hundred of the miners were called back or relocated. Thank You Jim W for asking. It really does affect all of us. Jim we will have Mark fix that email address. Thought that was already done. Can't wait to send these bracelets off - did we make some $$$ Gently??? Please remember that these came off 495. Some guy in maintenance gave them to me when I got out of the hospital after the 5/29/70 shoot down. I've celebrated that day ever since!! Jamie's numbers looked great this week so we are taking special note of the holidays this year. They have a special meaning to us more and more every day. God Bless You All and hope to see you in 2009. Ron
Ron DeBates
BIG TIMBER, MT USA - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 08:31:14 (MST)
Windy in Ohio tonight!!!!!!!!!
USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 20:35:16 (MST)
Happy Holidays & Good will to men. Please be caredfull out these days. Anyway, Big "D" Dennis Faucher & "Hello Ma" Gary W.,,,just saw the pics you guys posted.Looks like a great party. You even got a picture of ole David Stamper. God Bless him. Good job Fellows. Dawg 426 Out.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 14:15:15 (MST)
Alex, got the address of where to send the book. Will get it out in the next two weeks. Our temporary address is 215 S. Prospect Blvd, Space A-14, Tustin, CA92780. We are going to be here working until the end of May. Sorry I haven't been on much folks, but have been up to my eyeballs in work here. Bill PS-Alex, when I tried to reply to your email, it came back undeliverable!
Bill Wolf
USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:09:32 (MST)
Jim. Isn't she the sister you try to hide from us? You know, the one Gale wrote to every day while in Nam. L-G
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 07:08:30 (MST)
Just read my latest copy Of "Agent Orange Review". Some of the information was just updates. However, I was totally caught off guard by the Statistics for total Examinations. To date only 506,184 veterans have had an "Agent Orange" Examination. So I will plead with you to go have it done. For more information go to http://va.gov/EnvironAgents I currently suffer Type 2 Diabetes, which is linked to Agent Orange. Soap box Done. Merry Christmas to All Dennis
Dennis Fuerstenau <dpfirst50@pick one>
Haines City, FL USA - Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 06:04:25 (MST)
I heard that Madeline lived in the Milwaukee area.
Jim H
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 05:25:51 (MST)
well it's that time of year again. http://donald_6.tripod.com/niteb4xmas.htm just in case anyone wants to see it again. later, Don
Don Miller
Valley Farms, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 23:07:49 (MST)
Ain't that Madeline that gal/guy/whatever we had for entertainment that one year at the reunion?
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 19:41:13 (MST)
I must confess! Madeline is my sweetie and she will be at Kokomo next year!
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 16:18:46 (MST)
Sue, Good old Madeline. She and her buddies have been hanging around my mailbox for about a week now. Thanks for the heads up on them earlier, and again today. Hugs to Jim. L-G
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 14:50:00 (MST)
Will get our computer back today. Talked with the Tech and he did some looking with relation to the 129th site. He said the email addresses had been "harvested". The site itself is fine. Once you open the email, you have the virus. I've had an email everyday for the last couple weeks that referred to the 129th. Most were from Madeline. Thought I'd give you an update. Sue H.
Sue & Jim H.
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:23:35 (MST)
LOL! Yes, I am, Mark .....you know how attentive and careful he is with them:>))) Last day for raffle is the 15th!!! That's Monday folks. Love-Gently
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 09:22:17 (MST)
Geez, Gently is pretty excited about Gales ornament.;-)))
USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 12:37:21 (MST)
Yahoo!!! Gale's ornament! Yahoo!! L-Gently
USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 10:28:56 (MST)
Flight, I'll be getting the Christmas "ornaments" out this week. It's been pretty rough with the PC crashing every time I turn around(I know...don't turn around),so,they are fairly simple. Still, if anyone has moved this year....PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP! If you don't want one or if you are a newbie and want one.....Let me know or blah, blah blah! Thanks,Gale burdman129@sbcglobal.net
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 08:46:43 (MST)
Mark, did the PC have any last requests or final words? You took the easy way out. I used a sledge hammer on mine and relieved some tension..............boy, did that thing squeal! Now I'm about ready to do the same thing to this new one!!!!Heeheeheh
USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 05:54:55 (MST)
Have you ever said something that was kinda crazy and never did it? We got this computer I am on now about 5 or 6 months ago. I kept the other one and when ask what I was going to do with it I always said I am going to shoot it.....well, today I shot the screen and the tower with my 12 Gage. Sorta did a job on them. ;-))).....I pity the person that tries an house invasion at this house.;-)))).............I will have to admit, it felt damn good when I was finished. Dang thing gave me trouble anyways!!!!!!!!!!you all take care...........and be careful............God Bless...........always a brother.........
USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 20:46:08 (MST)
Joe was in the 8th Inf in Germany(1967). When he was shipped to Cuchi it was with the 25th and 101st. He'd love to talk to another from the 8th. When he went back to Germany in Feb '68, he went back to the 8th. Way to go Dakota! I've been getting that 129th SPAM also.....I opened the first one i got.....i pray I don't have a virus. Damn! JW-you rock! L-Gently
USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 10:41:26 (MST)
Slow Hand Salute to Don Kenndey of the VHCMA. Don and his wife Judy were from Canada. Don flew with the 101st Helicopter unit. Orlando was his last reunion. Ray Gagner it was good hearing from you. Hope the doctor's get you straight before long. Hope everyone is doing ok!! Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 08:01:45 (MST)
Vickey glad the book was well recieved when we hear of so much none history being taught. Mentioned about to day in my home and no one seemed to remember what day it was. Again my Dad was always on me as a kid about history and reminding that those who forget are likely to repeat it. We are doing to ourselves that same thing by saying it isn't right to give a kid an "F" but should be an "H" for hold. My school had kids graduate when they were pushing twenty. By the way I am a card carring member of the NRA! All take care today..
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Sunday, December 07, 2008 at 18:47:02 (MST)
Dennis, that guy probably also hunts deer with a minigun. Joined NRA after the election... guess I should've done it before, eh?
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, December 07, 2008 at 08:54:27 (MST)
Got some email from a brother of a 129th Pilot ( Mike Bruce ) His brother Greg says that he was there when the "257" went down and that he has some vintage 1969 tape that has Mike telling about the crash. Mike passed away about 2 years ago. Anybody recall him?............
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 20:22:15 (MST)
I will check with the web master about this hacking stuff from Madeline. I myself have never had this problem, yet!..........hope everyone is staying warm in the cold parts. Not suppose to get above freezing here in Ohio for about 3 or 4 days. Gary W. Great to see your post. Yours to Dennis and Rick. Speaking of Ricks? Rick England!, you still out there buddy?..........C.P. You still aboard? Vicky, glad to hear the Bite and Strike went over well in school for Dakota. I am sure the book contains more about the Vietnam war then their history books do. How's the Stickman doing?...have had the grandkids here since Thursday so Dee and I are spinning like a couple of tops for a couple of days. They go home tomorrow. Makes you think of all the energy you had when you were a young parent. They sure wear us out , but in a good way..........God Bless you all...............always a brother...........
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 20:16:29 (MST)
Dakota says she was the center of attention in class with her Bite & Strike book. The teacher then talked about how important the helicopters were in Vietnam. Next week, each student has to write an imaginary letter home from the viewpoint of a Vietnam soldier.
Pembroke, Ga USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 15:59:47 (MST)
The pictures of my dad Jeff Kingston are posted on the Yahoo album page : They are under the heading of Jeff Kingston and his ship.
David Giles <put162@yahoo.com>
milledgeville, ga USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 14:42:14 (MST)
I just posted the only two pictures of my dad Jeff Kingston that shows him next to two choppers between 1969 and 1971. If anyone remembers him I would like to know. He was originally from Long Island New York. Thanks, Semper Fi.
David Giles <put162@yahoo.com>
Milledgeville , ga USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 14:39:35 (MST)
You did pull the wrong tooth on "accident" I hope.
Gary Woodward
USA - Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 05:08:06 (MST)
needs a leson in debarking,serves him right.
shiloh, il USA - Friday, December 05, 2008 at 15:28:52 (MST)
Thanks on the imput on the 8th ID. The kicker was this guy said that he was pushed out of a helicopter in a hot LZ at twleve feet and he shot at the helicopter because he was pissed. Not a good thing to tell your dentist who flew helicopters. Nearly bit my lip off.
Dennis Faucher <dennis_faucher@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, December 05, 2008 at 10:15:49 (MST)
8th Inf Div.was a training division in 1948 in Ft.Jackson, Columbia,South Carolina till 1956.I was Virginia National Guard and we trained for 2 weeks at Ft.Jackson every year.When I returned from Korea in 1952,I was scheduled to be Cadre for B Company,3rd Reg,8th Inf.Div.Ft.Jackson,SC.I still have a copy of my orders.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 22:40:10 (MST)
OPPS! Meant to say "anywhere near Viet Nam" but you get the idea.
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 19:21:29 (MST)
8th Inf Div stationed in Germany Feb 1957 until deactivated Jan 1992. During my over 14 years of service in Germany I never noticed it was anywhere Viet Nam. 8TH ID was part of V Corps with headquarters in Bad Kreuznach with units assigned at other kasernes in area of operations. V Corps was mostly in the more northern part of FRG with VII corps in the southern parts. So either your guy was confused about geography or he was a want a be. Hope this helps. Snapper
lake norman, nc USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 19:15:02 (MST)
Hay all I have gotten the same stuff either wanting money, or see my hot pics, etc. with the 129thahc in the subject line. Think we have been hacked, but I just delete them once I figured it out. Besides that has anyone gotten any good news from the VA doctors to why we are all falling apart, LOL? I did see where the disability is going up over 5% and travel is going from 28 to 41 cents a mile next month. My problem is the last time I tried to drive to Indy I made it half way there before the pain started getting so bad I had to turn around. Still wonder about the doctors I have down there anyway. Have a safe holiday season!
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 14:39:11 (MST)
If you've gotten an email from Madeline, your computer is already infected. That's what happened to ours just before it crashed. I think either the 129th web site is compromised or all the email addresses have been somehow captured or emails are being captured from our email mailboxes. Of course we've never opened them but it didn't do any good. Our computer is currently in the shop being repaired. I let you know what we find out. Sue H.
Sue H.
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 14:37:37 (MST)
I just had a guy in my office today that said he was in the 8th Inf. Div in Vietnam. I am aware that there was an 8th Reg. in Vietnam in the 60s, but the 8th Div did not serve there. My feeling is that this guy was BSing me. Is anyone aware if I might be wrong. I hate a liar about military service.
Dennis Faucher <dennis_faucher@hotmail.com>
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 13:22:40 (MST)
Got my email address also,and sent me her trash.Deleat it.
Shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 12:55:42 (MST)
Hey guys I noticed that we got some garbage from Liberia, Africa below. I have been getting mail on my Yahoo address that I use to access the 129th Pics. It is from someone named Madalene. She is supposedly looking for company. If you get it, I suggest not opening out of curiosity, just dump it. Could be a virus. She used the 129th pic site on Yahoo to mail me.
Dennis Faucher <dennis_faucher@hotmail.com>
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 09:13:48 (MST)
Alvis,Next time you make St.Louis,please give me a call at 618-236-7571,I live on the edge of East St.Louis.
jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 05:48:53 (MST)
this morning find me headed to Coldwater, Mi. WalMart wants ome things folk just cant live without...new wrangler jeans.
USA - Thursday, December 04, 2008 at 05:29:07 (MST)
sitting in St. Louis tonight. Was all over Oklohoma this week.Kim, took US-route 2 thru Maine,new Hampshire and into Vermont a few weeks ago...outstanding countryside.
USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 20:56:04 (MST)
Our computer has been slowly getting difficult to use. Some web pages weren't loading at all. Then we started getting porn emails that listed 129th in the subject. Once the porn websites started, it crashed. Anyone else having this problem? We're wondering if a virus or worm captured the email listing. Jim
Jim H.
USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 16:20:04 (MST)
Gently.How many tickets did I get on the Bracelets?maybe someone can match my bid.
jim <Dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 12:15:41 (MST)
Please do not send Christmas cards to Walter Reed. They do not have the employees to handle such work. The American Red Cross is handling it for them this year. Go to their website for more info. And yes Mark, I got your pittily $5:>))))) Remember all.....the raffle deadline is the 15th at 4PM, so let's get a move on it! L-j
USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 11:19:22 (MST)
Just a little to everyone read thr log each Going to Va today they uo graded to 110% but only paying 80% but that is how it works. Have a great holiday season Rick
Rick Stevenson <truckcopter@aol.com>
Southside, Al USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 08:13:25 (MST)
Gently.did you get my $5.00 for a lotery ticket on the tail rotor chains?.........
USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 20:02:36 (MST)
Hey Gang...am not sure if anyone else has posted this, but there is a big effort to send Christmas cards to our wounded soldiers. The address to send to is: A Recoverying American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20307-5001. Kat & I are sending out 36 cards tomorrow morning. I challenge all the Bulldogs and Cobras to meet or beat that!! Let's let our injured comrades who have sacraficed so much know we are thinking of them and remember them at this time of the year. Go 129th! Bill & Kat
Bill Wolf
USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 18:21:08 (MST)
Vickey, God bless you & your daughter. There was once a country known as the republic of South Vietnam, only education will tell the story. We tried, were stifled by our own, & left without completing our mission, hence it is communist today. I apologize to those who are left with it & i feel a deep sense of loss for the 58,479 who gave it all trying to give it to them. Sometimes i dont know how to feel & remain lost in all this. I pray to God we're not doing it again now. History has a way of repeating itself. Maybe & only maybe, the youth of the world can learn from this & stop this God awful Thing called War!!!!! Peace!!!!!! Smitty
jim westwang 71 72
sheridan, wy USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 17:18:50 (MST)
Good morning to all, and Happy Holidays. Dakota told me this morning that they are studying the Vietnam war at school right now. She asked me if I'd ever heard of Agent Orange! Her words were "It destroyed the foliage and gives you cancer". She's taking her copy of the 'Bite and Strike' book that Bill was so kind to sign and give to her to school tomorrow to share with her class.
Pembroke, Ga USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 06:39:05 (MST)
wanted to say hi to all the guys in the 129 th and wish everyone a merry christmas 1st slick plt.70-71.
gary mount <phantom843@aol.com>
lubbock, Tx USA - Monday, December 01, 2008 at 19:03:48 (MST)
Thanks Jim and Mark... I'm not sure if you did meet him, Jim. Go to denverpost.com for photos of the state championships... ours was 2A. The team got an enthusiastic welcome parade this morning, complete with the coaches and team atop fire trucks! The whole town turned out for it, as this win was the first state title in the school's history. Yeah, Mark I am very proud! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! The mountain roads were real messes this weekend!
Dave Powers
USA - Monday, December 01, 2008 at 17:38:35 (MST)