Congrats Mark and Dee: another angel has been forwarded to thee. Gently
Gently <>
Milwaukee, USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 17:27:28 (MST)
Right on Kim, Iloved walkin the skids on my bird, especially as it was one of the few with a working hook, some time I'll tell you about how we had to punch off a 250 gal watter blivit when we started to fall through on a approach to a hill top. Dam thoughs things can bounce. Tails clear left Matt Casey Buldog 174 all of 70
Matt Casey <>
Denver, CO USA - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 09:03:02 (MST)
Rouche' Matt, Faces in the wind; motorcycle, open cockpit, gunners well, they're all the same to me!!! There does seem to be an inordinate number of references to Millwaukee iron,though, and my curiosity got the best of me. On second thought, I don't think I'm real interested in playing gunner again. I can remember feeling sorry for the pilots, sitting there behind that wind to add to the exhilatation of flying... unable to walk the skids. "mushmouth in212,ready to bean the peter pilot with an op-rod if he prangs in"
kim La voie <>
Livermore, Me USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 20:50:56 (MDT)
How about how many of us are riders, does it matter what brand? Isn't it about the felling we get while riding thats important, the comaraderie. But thats just my take. Tail clear left Buldog 174 all of 70 Matt Casey
Matthew Casey <>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 09:43:01 (MDT)
Why are we low on oil in America? Someone didn't check that we were low. After all, the wells are in Texas and Oklahoma, and the DIPSTICKS are in D.C. Congratulations on the birth of your 2nd,Mark. It's alot easier dealing with grandkids than your own children, just spoil them rotten, then send them home! Question; how many of us are Harley Riders? Kim
Kim La Voie <>
Livermore, Me USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 22:03:31 (MDT)
Yep, congratulations are in order for the new (again...) grandparents Dee and Mark! We all share your happiness, guys! Hope the family is doing well! Psalm 127:3-5
Dave Powers <>
Montrose, CO USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 21:48:35 (MDT)
Evenin' is wonderful to see the Flight Log Book so active!!!!!............CUPS!!!!.first of all brother, don't worry about useing to much line time in here with your writings. We have plenty of space now that I bought a DOMAIN for the 129th. So write away brother....and as far as the next big gatherin' for the 129th???...I would have to say it will be at the VHCMA Shin dig in Louieville Kentucky. Alex Fernwalt of the 129th works in conjunction with Charlie Rains ( The grand puba of the VHCMA ) and I am sure that the 129th will have its very own hospitality room again like we did earlier this year in Charlotte. Info on the VHCMA gig can be found at this web address then scroll down to the bottom of that page and click on the "REUNION LINK"...the info is all there. The reunion is held the same week every year. So plans can be made at lest to take that time off now by us. The Hotel sight and other activities have not been posted yet. But I am sure they will be soon.....anybody that has a bike and wants to meet Dee and I here in Ohio then, let me know.....I will make arrangements fora place for all to stay and then we all can ride into the Reunion as the 129th!!!!.....and even if you don't own a bike and all want to arrive at the same up with me...we can make it a "FLY IN" of the 129th......the ride from our house to Louieville is not even a days ride from here...............I will also make a post on the 129th page when the info is available..........My wife is a aid to handicap kids, our youngest daughter is in her last year of High School, and of course I am still unemployed. It was foggy here today. So school was cancled......we set out to INDY to meet our new grandson. I got to hold him and his older brother today. I am a very lucky man and I thank God for my blessings................and that includes "ALL" of you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!always a brother, Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 19:15:07 (MDT)
Mark, Great to read about your new joy. I can feel your pride. My best wishes to all. Hope to meet the proud Grandparents someday. Flight, I've tried to stay away from here due to the space I've taken up in "Stories" however, speaking of meeting, I have a request. Mark, Casey, Mike, Lurch and and all the rest of you I remember and those I never met, please keep me abreast of reunion plans. I would love to attend one next year and if given enough lead time I hope to be able to plan for one. Casey, tell me when and where and give me enough advance and I'll rent one of those scooters and ride with you. God knows, it's my turn, you rode enough with me, it's time I rode with you. Clear left? Cups
Jim Masencup <>
Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 18:37:37 (MDT)
Flight: Well congradulations Mark and Dee!! Hope mother and baby are doing fine. Robbie good to see you back. Hope to see you in Louisville. And Glad you are having a chance to enjoy your grand kids also. Well another year coming to end. If 2001 is half as good as 2000. Look out! Alot of first time reunions. And I know more in the making. Still waiting on my request from St. Louis on personnel roster from 1965 thru 1968. Still looking for more 129th. Charlie Rains is trying to get a program to find guys by social #. Has had much luck. He lost his contact. So he looking for another. As far as advertisingthe 129th. There over 175 t-shirts out there being worn. Not counting the window stickers. Well flight take care my brothers and sisters . ALEX
Alex Fernwalt <>
Memphis,, Tn USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 08:58:02 (MDT)
Mark, i wanted to make sure you understood that the kid should be naked, not you.
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 07:09:15 (MDT)
Mark congratulations on the new grand son. Hope everything is going ok for baby and Mom. I have 3 grandkids now. Two girls and one boy, and if i knew grandkids would be so much fun i would have had them first. You have to hold him naked up over your head some moon lit night and say a prayer to the gods of the stars but mostly pray that he doesn't pee on you while you are holding him. Just kidding. Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 06:18:11 (MDT)
"Closed for the Winter"
No Way
USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 05:10:55 (MDT)
They just found the bodies of two blonds, frozen to death, sitting in a car at the local drive-in movie theater. According to their parents, the girls left two nights ago to see
No Way!
USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 05:09:51 (MDT)
Hey you all!!!! are aunts and uncles again!!!!....Our oldest daughter gave birth to her second son, Andrew Kyle Voskuhl, this afternoon. 10 lbs. 12 oz. Praise the LORD!!!! always a brother...........Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 14:27:26 (MDT)
Hi Flight, Sure lookin forward to the next reunion, as I just picked up a new bike, and can't wait to take it on a trip. Only problem I can see is its only 3 states away. Well I guess I can look to the following one. Tails clear left Matt Casey Ist flight, Bullgod 174 All of 70
Matt Casey <>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 11:17:07 (MDT)
BTW.....have you noticed the new 129th patch on the opening page of our Home Page? It was sent to me by Kim La Voie AKA ( Mushmouth ) of the 129th I think it looks great!!!! Me wife ( Dee ) and I are just setting here waiting for some news from our oldest daughter. They induced labor with her this morning and we hope to soon be Grandparents one more time. Will be the 2nd for us. The same daughter has our 1st grandchild that is 2 1/2 already. Keep us all in your prayers. I will let you know when it happens. Usually Dee is at work by now. She is a aid for handicap kids in a near by town. It is foggy here today so her school was canceled............Keep the jokes comin' gang. Kinda fun to know that some check into the page daily...............Good one Robbie;-))).......always a brother..........Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 08:51:32 (MDT)
On his 82nd birthday BOB's son put him in an old folks home because he couldn't take care of him any longer. Bob was going around introducing himself to people the next day. He went into the room next to his and there was a man sitting there and he said "Hi my name is Bob and i'm 82 what's your name?" The man spoke very slow and said "MY name is Hank and I'm 86" nothing else. So Bob goes to the next room and there is a man sitting in a chair and he says "Hi my name is Bob and I'm 82 what's your name?" the man said "My name is Bill and I'm 79" and that's all he said. So Bob goes to the next room and there is a woman sitting there. He says "Hi my name is Bob and before he could say anyhting else, she said "My name is Leola and I'll bet i can tell how old your are" Bob is intrigued and says how can you do that. Leola says unzip your pants. So bob smiles and unzips his pants and Leola puts her hand in and moves it all around and says "you're 82" Bob says that's great how did you know that? and Leola says I heard you tell the first guy!!.
Robbie <>
Rochester, ny USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 07:09:30 (MDT)
Yea Lurch.........great Dave said. Thanks for the Jump start. Come on guys......lets hear those jokes!!!!.......I got a short one...........HOW COME THE WITCH COULDN'T GET PREGNANT?......SHE MARRIED A HALLOWIENER!!!!./BAAAAAAAAAA, HA,HA,HA always a abrother, Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 10:04:20 (MDT)
Halloween Joke: True Story! Keith Weisheit is walking down the street, hears a thump, thump. Looks behind him a sees a coffin bouncing towards him. In a panic, Keith starts to run. Hears thump, thump. Coffin getting closer. Scared, confused, Keith runs into his house. Crash!! Coffin goes right through the front door after poor scared Keith. Thump, thump coffin advances towards him. Keith, scared, runs into the bathroom. Locks the door. Hears thump, thump, crash!!! Coffin comes smashing through the door into the bathroom. Keith is really in a panic now. What does this coffin want!!?? Keith looks for something to defend himself with. Opens the medicine cabinet. Nothing but a large glass bottle. Thump, thump. Coffin is still coming towards Keith. Keith, going out of his mind now, throws the big glass bottle of COUGH SYRUP at the coffin. Finally . . . THE COFFIN STOPS!!! Sorry, best I could do on short notice.
Mike Miles
USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 09:09:09 (MDT)
O.K., Lurch... Thanks for the jump start! There recently was a gorilla that escaped from the city zoo. A neighbor to the zoo was listening to the radio and reading the paper that afternoon. Across the air waves comes a newsflash: "A gorilla has escaped from the zoo! Be on the lookout!". Pretty soon he hears this "THUMP, THUMP, THUMP" on his roof and goes out to investigate. Sure enough, there's the gorilla on the roof beating his chest and grunting! The guy goes inside and calls the zoo, and they tell him they're sending a truck right over to pick him up. Five minutes later a van with "City Zoo" painted on the side shows up in front. The zookeeper climbs out, and without a word opens the back door of the van. The neighbor is standing there, and the guy hands him a leash with a BULLDOG attached, and a rifle. The zookeeper says, "Here's the plan: I'm gonna get up on the roof and push the gorilla off. The bulldog will then run over and grab him by the testicles and keep him at bay until I can get him loaded." The neighbor says, "O.K., but what's the gun for?" The zookeeper replies, "If I get up there and the gorilla pushs ME off, you shoot the dog!". Clear left!
Dave Powers <>
Montrose, CO USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 07:53:05 (MDT)
Seems to be a definite lack of communication on the page -- almost a communication breakdown! So maybe its time for a joke or two. Here's a lame one to start things off. It seems there were three couples living in a very small town. All three of the couples wanted to get married. In the town there was only one church and its minister was a real stickler for religious formalities and dogma. Within a few days of one another each of the couples showed up at the church to tell the minister of there desire to get married. He told all three couples to be at the church the following Monday evening at 7:00 PM (that's 1900 hours for you lifer types). All three couples showed at the appointed time. After saying a prayer, going over some scriptures, and settling on the dates each of the couples had chosen the minister told the couples there were two remaining stipulations that he would be placing upon them if he was going to marry them. First, they would all need to return in three weeks for an additional session. Second, during this three week period they would be required to abstain from any and all sexual activity. One by one, beginning with the oldes pair, he asked the couples if they would comply. The oldest couple was an eighty-two year old widower and a seventy-nine year old widow. The elderly gentleman had some difficulty hearing, but once he understood the parson's requirement he assured the cleric that there wasn't enough Viagra in the entire county to create a situation where compliance would be hard. The second couple were a pair of fifty year old divorcees. The man looked at the woman and then admitted to the preacher that to save on expenses they lived together and that this would make it very hard to comply with the request. After some discussion, the couple agreed that no matter what came up they would find a way to control their urges. The youngest couple were each only nineteen. When the minister asked them for their committment the young girl's face was flushed with a mixture embarassment and uncertainty. As for the young man, he was sweating bullets. I mean he could have used some Arid Xtra-Dry. He looked at his fiance and after a moment he stammered that they would probably be sorely tested, but if this was the only was then he would give it his best shot. The young girl blushed a deeper shade at her beloved's answer. Well, the three weeks passed and the three couples returned to the church. The preacher stared again with the oldest couple and they explained that they had found no difficulty in complying with the requirement. The fifty year old couple admitted that the first week was a little challenging, the man admitted that the second week was even harder for him, so hard that he decided to move out temporarily. He had spent the third week at the home off a fishing buddy. The couple happily confirmed that they had honored their committement. When the preacher turned to the nineteen year olds they appeared much as they had three weeks earlier. The girl's face was flushed and she averted her eyes. The preacher addressed the young man and asked if they had satisfied his requirement of celibacy. The young man told of how it had been hard for them from that very first night. He told how they had stopped spending time alone and how they had gone day's at a time without even one minute of privacy. Again and again he talked of how hard this had made things for him, but he said they had done great and that every thing had gone well until just earlier that day. He told the preacher that his young sweetheart was wearing a very short skirt and that he felt very invigorated by the sight of her. But, he had been fine until she turened too quickly and dropped the apple that was in her hand. He said that when she bent over to pick up the apple it was more than he could stand and in a moment of weakness they had made wild, insanely passionate love right then and there. Well, the minister was incensed. He shouted at the young couple, he told them that not only would he refuse to marry them, but that they were forever banned from entering his church again. The young man nodded and said that was pretty much what they had expected. He added that this would create a real hardship on the couple, but not nearly so much as being barred from the local Red & White Grocery! Man, that was a long, hard trip for such a lame ass ending. But, what the hey, you guys haven't had much to say! Now, I know there are some funny guys out there. I flew with some of you. Let's hear some good ones and one more thing -- keep 'em in the green. Lurch, out.
Keith "Lurch" Weisheit <>
Evansville, IN USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 19:41:54 (MDT)
I'v been searching for W.O.Bramsy . He flew slicks early 1968 and was the Maintence officer; later that year he flew gun's. If any one knows what hapened to him or can connect me with him I would be grateful. Good luck to all. Joe Johnson
Jor Johnson .cobra 073 <jrj@e-universe,com>
Morongo Valley , Ca. USA - Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 17:38:23 (MDT)
Hello again,flight. The home team won, so life is good for another week. Looking through old log notes, and happened across a query on cheiu hoi. I have an old safe conduct pass, and the writing on it goes; gia^y thong-hanh. On the back, along with a picture of benevolent and adored leader, Nuyen Van Thieu, are the words; nay ve cong tac voi chanh phu Quoc gia cac ban se duoc. I wonder if cheiu hoi isn't vietnamise for "please shoot me" Mark, I hopeyou got my pictures. Is there any way to learn the where abouts of Jeff Carpenter, who was with the unit in 71-72? Thanks, Kim
Kim La Voie <>
USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 21:24:08 (MDT)
Hey flight! I had some kind of a brain fart on my last entry that caused me to duplicate the thing. It just goes to show you can take a slick jockey out of his bird -- but a pencil is still made of lead -- you can't make a horse drink -- and a Warrant will still fumble bum things up from time to time. Also, I expressed my appreciation to Dave Powers for his work on our website. Now, while it is true that Dave and I have had several contacts as a result of the website, I meant to express my appreciation to Mark Jackson. I believe I suffer from a severe case of partimers disease. Just trying to set the record straight. Lurch, out.
Keith "Lurch" Weisheit <>
Evansville, IN USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 15:12:24 (MDT)
I want to thank Dave Powers and our "webmaster" for cleaning up my entry from earlier this week. I just looked at my poem and it is as I originally wrote it. I did make a mistake by saying that it was written in iambic pentameter, which would create what would be called 5 "feet" per line or 10 beats per line. That was not a part of the ghazal form and it is not a part of my poem. My poem contains 7 feet per line or 14 beats. English by its very nature lends itself to iambic verse which helps to establish a rhythm and flow to the written word. By creating lines of a consistent length and number of beats I believe the poem reads better and flows more freely. I am glad I shared this with you guys and I sincerely appreciate the feed back I have received from the poem. Once again -- keep 'em in the green boys! Lurch, out.
Keith "Lurch" Weisheit <>
Evansville, IN USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 14:56:31 (MDT)
Lurch, I never realized that slick pilots could be so articulate! Tremondous poetry, man. Been communicating with Innkeeper, and Dave Powers. We,ve used up a few words,remeniscing on our evacuation to Phan Rang AFB. to avoid a monsoon. IN reality, it was just an excuse to requisition a whole bunch of much needed creature comforts; beds, tables, lamps, mattresses, and such. Many thanks to all the officers who took the blame for everyone!! Mark, you would have been proud. Friday night in Maine is football time, seeya, Kim
Kim La voie <>
USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 14:46:30 (MDT)
Good morning ladies and gents. I don't have the brain cells I had years ago but, the guy I said shot himself with the mini yesterday, it could have happened when I was with the 61st AHC. Take care. Crewchief Uncle Slick 698/693 71-72.
michael barrett <>
philadelphia, pa USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 09:05:20 (MDT)
Hey everyone! Just checking in. Keith, you are one heck of a wordsmith. That is a great poem. You really do need to write a book about your experiences. I can see you sitting in a book store, signing autographs! Mark: I will be in California in Feb on business and I am going to stop in and see Dave Wood and his family. All thanks to you my friend. Thank you again for this web site and what it means to all of us. I am reluctant to sign off like this, but why not. Here goes. Later, Mike "Frog" Miles
Mike Miles <>
USA - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 05:05:54 (MDT)
Good evenin' Flight, So good to see so much commo in here. Warms my heart. Glad that so many have made contact with others and that we all feel that we have a place to vent. ........I have a few things that I want to tell you all................ FIRST.........having been a participant in "Rolling Thunder 2000" last Memorial Day weekend in Washington DC. Some of the 129th guys that My wife and I rode with that weekend had our pictures taking at verious times by some of the "RT" photographers. I was not awear of this, but every year the "RT" group puts to gether a collage of photos from the events of that weekend......WELL..........THE 129TH MADE THE "BIG TIME" ONCE AGAIN. In the upper right hand corner of the collage, there is a picture of Me, Barry Swanson, Ron Paye, and Mike Teutschman,all 129th guys, all standing by the 129th flag as we waited for the parade to start from the Pentagon parking the upper left hand corner there is a part of Ron Paye's fantastic and patriotic paint job on his Harley!!!!! Copies of this collage can be purchased for $5.00 plus $5.00 S&H by check or M.O., payable to Rolling Thunder Inc., & mailed to, The Rolling Thunder Poster Shipping Dept.. 520 N Street S .W. #S-116, Washington DC 20024-4574.................this money does not go to me or the 129th, it goes for the purchase of the poster that we are in. If interested, get one. It looks good to see the 129th Flag in there. It may bring more guys in the unit if they see it also. SECOND...............there is a new "THANGIE" on the front page of the 129th Home Page near the botton just below the Macintosh Icon. It is called "WEB STATS" It is kind of a lil' neat thang that shows all the different kinda hits and visitors that we have had on the 129th page. Our webby set it up for us and I think you might enjoy seeing just how often we do get visited. According to our counter, we have had over 10,000 visits to our page. I know that most are from you guys, but some others are from many others...............YOU CAN STAND PROUD 129TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIRD............I have four speaking engagments at different High Schools in the AO about MY relationship to Vietnam. You can be sure that the 129th will be talked about!!!!!!!!! This is sent with best wishes for all of you. Take care and God Bless, always, a brother, of a brother, related to the cost of FREEDOM, Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 18:29:54 (MDT)
just a note, Lurch your post was fine. it made me do some thinking. be safe brothers and sisters.
Don Miller <>
Valley Farms , AZ USA - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 08:01:03 (MDT)
Months have passed since I last checked the site or posted to it, I often surprise myself with my ability to bunker in and hide from the outside world. My family and I purchased a new home in May and I have used chores around here as a way to avoid the outside world.

Lori, my O.W. (Original Wife,) did travel to Maryland over the 4th of July to visit with Mike "Frog" Miles and his family. David "Tadpole" Woods and his family traveled all the wa from California to be there. I think we had 4 or 5 wonderful days together. It was as if we had seen each other only a few weeks earlier. I am awed by the bonds that we formed while flying for the 129th. We laughed, we ate, we shared memories, histories, and perhaps a few tears. From had three survival knives engraved for the occasion, I keep mine under my computer screen along with a knife given to me by a Marine friend. It depicts a flight of slicks and there gun team taking off for a CA. I find it difficult to understand how I was able to ignor my memories of Vietnam so long, given how prevalent my memories are now.

I feel that I was very fortunate to have flown for the 129th, to have know the pilots and crews that I shared that part of life with, and to carry with me so many fond memories of my time with the 129th.

Several years ago I wrote a poem that I am going to attempt to explain and to share with you you. I was in a creative writing class and the instructor asked the class to write a "ghazal." A ghazal is a Persian/Arabic form of poetry which is untitled and is written in couplets. This poetic form calls for each line (Line A and Line B) of the opening couplet to end in the exact same words, not just a rhyme, but the same words. After the first couplet, line "B" of each couplet is to continue to end in these same words. A ghazal must have at least seven couplets, it is to be written in Iambic pentameter, and in the final couplet the author of the poem is to identify himself by using a name other than his given name. A name that family or friends may know him by, a nickname.

My professor placed one other stipulation on her assignment. I was to select an old photograph of another person and I was to write the poem from the perspective, from the point of view of that person. As soon as I heard that part of the assignment I knew I would be using a photograph I took of a young Montagnard boy who lived at Dak Sei Ang. I would attempt to do some justice to the pain, the confusion, the loneliness that I had originally seen in his eyes. The photograph had captured all these emotions. My poem flowed out in less than an hour.

My first memories are of the terror at Dak Sei Ang.
Life was difficult, it was hard when lived at Dak Sei Ang.

When I was young, still just a tiny boy, death and dying
were a part of my days in the mountains at Dak Sei Ang.

All of my people, papa san - mama san - old and young
fought along with the large men in berets at Dak Sei Ang.

No one told me what we fought, why we killed, why we died.
No one told me not to kill, not to hate at Dak Sei Ang.

Then soon, so very soon, it was my turn to aim a gun,
to squeeze a life from one too young to die at Dak Sei Ang.

Pray it is not too late to be forgiven, to forgive
all that I did, all that was done to me at Dak Sei Ang.

Looking back in time with my eyes - my heart - open to truth,
understanding slowly comes to my days at Dak Sei Ang.

Now I know that life is precious, meant to be passed in peace.
Each life to be treasured, even when lived at Dak Sei Ang.

I need now to know this peace, as does that tall one called Lurch
who took my picture on that day long ago at Dak Sei Ang.

Well, there it is. I hope it comes out right on the page. I wish you all could see this young boy's face. For those of you who never went there or have forgotten, Dak Sei Ang was located at the "tri-border" of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. It was a horrible place for a child to be. It was a dangerous place -- out in the badlands -- injun country! I have never forgotten the boy. I never will. He is part of the Vietnam experience that I carry with me.

I apologize for the length of this, I think I just needed to vent.

Keep 'em in the green boys!

Lurch, out.

Keith "Lurch" Weisheit <>
Evansville, IN USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 13:41:33 (MDT)
Good day ladies and gentleman (pilots, crewchiefs,doorgunners, and the rest sort of fill the bill). There was a crewchief who was over there forever, did the same thing (shot himself in the foot) clearing the mini.Time period 9/0/00 thru 10/0/00. Never saw a more p___ off guy. Take care. Uncle Slick 698/693, 71-72.
michael barrett <>
Phila. , Pa USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 12:11:33 (MDT)
Flight: Well been a while since I checked in. I want to welcome any of the new members A Big Welcome Home. It's been a great year of reunions for the 129th. Between LZ Charlotte and LZ Coldwater. I have had the opportunity of meeting alot of you. A great year for me personally. Hooking up with Glenn,Rainer and Kally. Also seeing Mark and Pete again. And meeting alot of great 129th men. And Ron Paye a man who shares alot of wisdom and one hell've a paint job on his bike. If you ever see this bike you'll never forget it or the emotion and meaning behind it. As this year starts to end. I'll be working with charlie rains of the vietnam helicopter crewmembers asso. on a mini-reunion in Louisville Ky. We had a good turn out in Charlotte but, I hope to triple the turn out in Louisville. As soon as Charlie makes final hotel bookings I will pass them on. Brother Mark!!! What can I say!! Finding you is like a magnet to the 129th. We Both have had a great year of reunions. And am proud to call you a 129th brother. Your deication has brought alot of us together. I thank you for this. The 129th is here for you and your family. Alex
Alex Fernwalt <>
Memphis, Tn USA - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 09:53:55 (MDT)
Re: Ted's comment regarding what happens when you turn the barrels on a loaded minigun, had a naw crewchief, name of Dan Samsel, fall of 71, shot himself in the foot when he spun his to clear a jam. After seeing the heel of hisright foot, and the pretty hole through his boot, I never forgot to pull locks as soon as we shut down!!!
Kim La Voie <>
USA - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 18:25:37 (MDT)
Mornin' Flight................ so great to see some activity in here..................ROBBIE!!!!.......always, ALWAYS great to hear from you brother. Hope your trip to Maine went well. I must tell you though, even though I love to hear from you, for some reason your words always bring a tear to my eyes. But by NO MEANS does that mean I don't want to hear from you. You are one of the closes links to Larry I have. I thank you for that.....yes I did get your check in time, and again, just being able to be a small part of you guys being able to heal, heals me also. I thank you for that..............MIKE MILES......good to see you active.....I see that you post that you have contact with Keith Weisheit. I have tryed to contact him VIA e-mail but it comes back bogus. His Phone number is no good any more also. If you could, would you ask him for some updated info so I can make the change in the CONTACTS section. Unless he wishes not to. I will respect that.......but this does bring up this issue. If any of you guys do change your internet provides and this changes your e-mail address, and if you wish to stay current in the CONTACTS page, PLEASE alert me of the changes so I can make them at this end.............if any of you know of anybody that has made changes and wishes to stay active on the roster, have then send me the change..................Kim Lavoie..............WELCOME HOME brother and back to the 129th......FRED ALVIS????? you want listed in the CONTATCS???>e-mail me if you do, and WELCOME HOME.....FLIGHT/////////////.....remember this, it is all my pleasure to be at your are the voice of Larry to me. Stay active, and stay safe...............always.......your brother, Mark
Mark Jackson <>
LZ HOME, USA - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 06:59:52 (MDT)
Mark, I was looking at the pictures of the wall and the goings on in Ohio. Great job and I am sorry I couldn't have been in the picture with Ray, Pete, and Bud, and to have been with you and your family during this time. It's great that you have done so much in your brother's memory and for all who served in the 129th. I hope you got the check in time for the wall donation, and I will never forget Larry and the good times we had flying together. Always a brother....Robbie.
"Robbie" Robinson <>
Rochester, NY USA - Friday, October 06, 2000 at 07:58:38 (MDT)
Hey Flight, Just checking in to say "Howdy!", as I haven't in a while. Kim LaVoie, good to see you found the website. John Griffin told me you were out there! Welcome home! Thanks again, Mark!
Dave Powers <>
Montrose, CO USA - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 07:38:26 (MDT)
Jim Westwang: Thanks for the info on Gary Feldt. I have not visited the site for a while. Just wanted to tell everyone hello. I am in constant contact now with many of the 129th er's. Dave Wood, Keith Weisheit, "Cups", Jim Westwang. Mark, you have done a wonderful thing! God has a place waiting for you in Heaven. Later, Mike Miles
Mike Miles <>
Easton, MD USA - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 07:28:42 (MDT)
This is my first visit to this website, Mark, amazing!!! I was with the 129th in 71, maintenance for a couple months, then the guns. Crewed 212 until we caught a section of PSP at Pleiku. Went TDY to Long Binh after that,came back to An Son and found the Cobras' Mike models had been replaced by AH1G's I left in feb.72. Met some tremendous people over there, and will never forget.... Oid Cobra's never die, They just go to hell and regroup!!!
Kim La Voie <>
Livermore, Me. USA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 19:54:18 (MDT)