Hi MARK just dont what to say GOD can help Art
USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 16:57:07 (MDT)
Mark, I am sorry to hear about your brother as my oldest has been going to AA for about 17 years now. I wish you a safe trip and hope he is to the point that he wants help. Anyway my wife did me a favor the other day and hit restore on my computer before I could back things up. So had been trying to put it back together again. I am still so glad that we have a place to find support from all our brothers even if it is only a chance to pray to God for others.
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 06:33:05 (MDT)
You 129th FAMILY of mine. I read your post about my brother and........well......it's hard to see threw these tears of love. God Bless you all.........wax on, wax off....yeah, Grasshopper. I like that Gale :-))))........Gary, bummer about you brother. Kinda the same with Dave. he's been rich twice and broke twice, now just down and out and needs a medevac................always, always a brother.
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 19:02:44 (MDT)
Mark, we talked a few time about your brother. being the great guy you are, I know you will extend the hand. Good on you mate! As you know,a hand up is all you can do.Wishing you, and him, the best.
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 16:44:20 (MDT)
MARK, you know my story, all i can say is I LOVE YOU & BE CAREFUL !!!!!! Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 16:11:18 (MDT)
Mark your Brother is in our thoughts and prayers. He's lucky to have as a Brother. Gary hope your gall bladder test comes out negitive. Well, hope everyone has a great day. Always A Brother!!
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 09:35:20 (MDT)
Mark,Before the Chinese took over HongKong,the expatriates of the British had an treatment center for AA patients.Then the chinese took over and they changed the staff to all chinese.you have to speak chinese language.hell on earth for english people.
shiloh, IL USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 08:45:09 (MDT)
Mark, I met your brother at the Pop-A-Top one day. How long has he had a Chinese wife? You would think they would have a treatment center in China, but,I know that ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I'm sure you are the best man for the job. If you need anything from us, let us know. On a lighter note, don't forget your Karate lesson "Grasshopper"...............Wash car. Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off. Breathe through the nose, out the mouth. Wax on, Wax off................:o)
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 06:14:47 (MDT)
First of all--------Thank you all for the comments and response to my update posting last week.------I have to admit it was a bit unexpected and I thank all for the kind words.-----Mark--I can completely understand the emotional roller coaster you feel---I spent more than 20 years off and on trying to find ways (rehab, threats,anger, etc.)to help the younger brother than just passed. Most times being seen as the "bad Guy" for advising the family to stop picking him up all the time and trying to make him accept responsibility for his addiction and accept propre car.--Such a waste of life--he had a great business mind and blew multiple management positions with national companies as a result of his addiction.------------------Bruno!!--Good to hear from you again--got to quit meeting like this---I have three more appointments in the next week for testing---They suspect Gall Bladder this time.------------Alvis--Call sometime when passing Memphis area---I-40 has to be in your route if you run a rig.-----I still cover TN.,Ms.,Ar.,Ky. in my territory and will soon have all southeast from Kentucky south to Key West and from The Mississippi River East Coast.----------------------Enough for now---there were a lot of notes since my last post to comment on but********* gotta go---------------best to all
Gary Woodward
memphis, USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 04:19:59 (MDT)
Gary, sorry to hear off your loss.......Yes Robbie, got the email and photo. Sorry I haven't responded. Seems I have to put on my flight suit again. leaving for Hong Cong Wednesday Morning to go and get my older brother and bring him home for medical treatment and then to rehab. Seems alcoholism runs in the family. he went and got himself stuck in the sackie over there and his Chinese wife says he is in bad shape medically and needs dried out. No one to fly here with him and me being the only one with a passport guess I take the call. Prayed and stewed about it for a couple of days. Never did have a relationship with him but, he is my brother.I take the call. Hong Cong?????.This wasn't in my plans. Big city of 8,000,000 people for a lil' clod hopper from Ohio to go to. Kinda got the willys bout the trip as I did for the one to England. But, he is my brother.....Larry once wrote home from Vietnam that he was thinking about quiting flying but couldn't because the thing he noticed most when they would extract guys was how their eyes were as big as saucers and he just had to take the call. I just have to take this call........prayers for safe travel would be heart warming........I love you guys....talk to when I get back......always a brother.......
USA - Monday, October 29, 2007 at 22:24:05 (MDT)
Gary, My condolences. I'm sorry. Sorry I've not logged in. I had gall bladder surgery. I' @ home still convalecing. Very little or no engery @ all - just dragging my rump roast around. Dawg 426 Out
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, October 29, 2007 at 13:00:27 (MDT)
Alvis sounds like been hitting the road. 4500 miles is alot in a big rig hauling a load. Will have to keep an eye out around here. I think you have my cell number. Well be careful out on those roads. Hope all is fine with the rest of the 129th Family. Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN USA - Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:44:32 (MDT)
Morning flight. jim, I recieved the hat,thanks buddy,will re-mail today. Robbie, I did send you a Tiger patch before. Must be the same guy that took Jae's hat.I will mail another to you buddy. Smitty, I was hoping to get a load that takes me out near you..but was told we dont do much work out that way.
USA - Monday, October 29, 2007 at 08:11:50 (MDT)
Art i sent you an email to your email address
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il. USA - Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 13:44:46 (MDT)
Hi paul send me your address Art
Art <tigerwagon@msn.com>
USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 22:49:03 (MDT)
Gary, Prayers said for you and your family
J. W .Wilson
Kinston, N.C. USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 20:08:56 (MDT)
Hi Paul Iwill send it out the first of Nov. ok & I was glad you wanted it I did not want it just to lay in the closet shelf. Art
Art <tigerwagon@msn.com>
USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 09:42:45 (MDT)
Hi Alvis you were close to me I live in Hogansville GA. if you ever get to me you got a bed here so just call 706-812-8005 O & a home cooked meal. Art & Glenda
USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 09:10:08 (MDT)
Well flight, 12 states and 4500 miles later, I am back.( till monday or tuesday). I am going to have to take phone numbers with me, as I passed very close to many of you.Robbie, spent most of one day near Rochester/Buffalo,Niagra Falls and down by Bradford PA. Spent one night in Savana georgia (garden city) but had no numbers to call and say howdy. In six months time I can take passengers. I have invited Simon Johnson to come over from England on vacation, and ride with me to see the USA from a big truck..on Schneider Truckings dime.I hope he comes, that would be a hoot.His family, of course,would be welcome to stay at my place. Glad to see all the como,this is the first place I checked.Jim,recieved the hat..will pass it on when Iget up later today.( I got home at 06:30 today and am a bit winded. later
USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 07:01:35 (MDT)
Gary Woodward, As I know you and your family, Susan and I express our deepest symphty.
USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 06:48:39 (MDT)
Art; just let me know how much to send you and your snail mail addy and i will get check out this weekend.
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 06:40:58 (MDT)
Gary, very sorry at your loss. Wish everyone on this site peace>>>>Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 21:22:59 (MDT)
Hi Paul if you want it how about just shipping ok Art
USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 17:31:58 (MDT)
To all my brothers who have lost someone my heart goes out to you. It seems like the past month or so has been hard on families from the 129th. You never know what will happen as my wife is trying to caught up on her sleep. I went to bed last night to get up and find out she was at the hospital with Brandon for those who know him from Mark's. The doctor said he has merca infection on his skin. Than my wife's neice showed up from being attacted while filling her car up with gas. Cops said that the Mexicans have been doing that for no reason here, but they did get to arrest several. Then it was a daughter in laws mother having a near complete heart failure and they may do open heart surgery tonight. So guess life throws things at us to learn how to deal and heel. You all be safe and hope things look up for everyone.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 16:21:39 (MDT)
art:if you want to sell the camera i would be interested. please let me know what you would like to sell it for. email is idapaul at yahoo dot com
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 15:14:23 (MDT)
Gary: you are in our thoughts and prayers for the loss of your Brother. Along with Debbie and Gale's loss it's a sad month. Finally got all my equipment for my diabetes from the VA. Been on a 1500 a day diet. It's rough. But have lost 12 pounds. Well, hope everyone has a great week. Indians let us Buckeyes down. But, there is Ohio State Football and Basketball. And, Dave glad someone is getting some good hunting in. Muzzleloader seasons open up in a few weeks. I'm ready. Clear Left: Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 14:34:35 (MDT)
Hi guy I got a SONY digital mavica camer it a mvc-fd73 it like new it take 3.5 floppy 3.5 10X optical zoom it free the battery good & charger I just let some one have it Art
USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 11:19:02 (MDT)
Fred,since you keep giveing away your Dustoff cap.I have decided to ck w/my Vietnam friend about makeing another one for you and another one of our friends.May take a few weeks.Let you know.
jim <jimu006@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 18:25:14 (MDT)
Prayers going out for you Gary... I buried one a few years ago... alcohol.
USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 16:13:14 (MDT)
Got a nice cow elk on the 13th... freezer's full again! Going after a big muley buck on the 3rd. Go Hunters! Go Indians! Go Rockies!
USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 16:11:50 (MDT)
Gary, sorry to hear about your Brother. I lost an older brother last year at Thanksgiving. Mark, I sent you an email. Ray Gagner, how you doing Brother? I sent you an email too. Hope you're ok....Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 16:00:02 (MDT)
Hey all! Gary, so very sorry for your loss...our prayers are with you. Am in California till Nov 8th teaching, of all things, how to manage Emergency Operations Centers!!! I have to convince my students that I did NOT start these fires to motivate them!! My daughter was evacuated in San Diego, but is fine and her apt. is okay. Kat's son was also evacuated, but all is well. Miss you all!! Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 15:46:23 (MDT)
Gently and all, again thanks for your thoughts. Gary, sorry to hear about you brother and I hope you "in-law" gets better. Sounds like you have some bad & good goin' on in your life...............hope to see you in St Louis.Gale
USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 07:42:34 (MDT)
Hello to all out there-----sorry for not poating the last couple of weeks but things have been busy here.-------Had to bury a younger brother last week and my daughter's father in law has been in ICU for two weeks now.---------------------Also I have been negotiating with another company and the offer is now too good to pass up so my e-mail address may be changing soon---will post then--(no comments to the dealer services site please--it is monitored by corporate security)and I have not given notice yet.-------------Good news is that I can now make reservations for the next reuinion as I will control my own travel schedule from now on. ----Still not sure if I can make the Wall this year but will try.---Still looking in the cabs of Semi when I pass to see if anyone looks familiar.-----------Hope to see 509 someday.---My condolences to those with losses this month.----Still try and check the site daily even if I don't post.-----------Best to all and welcome home to Ellis-----------------Snoopy
Gary Woodward
Memphis, USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 06:36:51 (MDT)
Nice Email, Dave :>)) It should be an interesting series
USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 17:27:20 (MDT)
Gale and Debbie....I'm so very sorry...my prayers are with you. I'm sorry I am so late in telling you that...I haven't been on the site for awhile. Forgive me..you 2 are like family to me. Regarding the 509: I suggested Memorial Day at the Wall. Regarding Kokomo: I agree that we need to be closer to the Engineers. Weren't we right next to them this year? I thought that was the spot we reserved. Alvis, don't forget to toot if you see me:>))))) L-Gently
USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 13:38:31 (MDT)
Grandsons are here today. Gonna take them exploring down at the Wabash River. Lookin' for arrowheads.
USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 07:20:00 (MDT)
Had a few minutes and wanted to say Hello to the 129th Family. Mark we have gotten rain here in the sunny south. And the temps have fallen into the 50's. Robbie it's good to see you post. I tried calling Ray Gagner tonight. but, didn't get any answer. Hope he is alright? Well everyone take care. Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN. USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 19:50:37 (MDT)
Ken....thanks for the research about the Kokomo lots you have been doing. That GP tent I had talked about has been sold and not around here any more. We really werent that far from the engineers last year but would be nice to be closer. A couple of years ago I sent away for Dad's WWII Marines records from St.Louis and got them. Found out some things that I had not known. After getting out of the Marines in 47, Dad tried to reup and go to Korea when it started. What a guy............Love ya all and take care........always a brother........
USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 09:18:48 (MDT)
This is for everyone going to Kokomo next year. We had the problem with Gale's site this year and the guy I was talking to called me yesterday. "Ski" There was a mistake made and they had the same spot for two people even though Gale was the only one that was listed. The thing is he said I will be getting info in the mail in a few days about next year and thanked me for becoming a member. Ron wants to get closer to the Engineers but have not gotton much feedback from others. I mentioned the 509 and he told me what I need to do about that as well. For now I think we should keep options open, is anyone checking on St Lousis? Last of all I know who had the spots in Kokomo, is there anyone else that would need a spot as they are only 10' wide by 20' long. I will post more info as I find out.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 08:52:02 (MDT)
Gale, When going back and dealing with St Louis a couple years ago I found only one thing that was there. The thing was when I filed in the begining for disabily the VA got all my medical records and right now they are in INDY. You can call them and make arrangements to review you medical records, this is so they can get them together and have someone set and watch you, they will copy anything you want. In my case I found exactly what I was looking for to send in for my Rt knee. Of coarse they still turned it down because I past a flight psyical ten days after my last treatment. Chronic Headaches, wow I have had them going back to when I was still in the Army to the point my vision gets blurred. That is connected to my Sinus but still try to get answers. I am posting this in hopes that it helps others locate records.
Ken Strong Jr. 72-73
Lafayette, IN USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 08:41:35 (MDT)
Raining like crazy in Ohio and getting cold. Looks like they could use this rain in California. Any of our guys or gals in that AO where all those fires are blazing? Looks bad out there. Prayers go out to those involved...................
USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 06:41:56 (MDT)
Good joke Kim;-)
USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 20:11:36 (MDT)
Fred S. .. Sorry about the Indians/REd Sox outcome. It wasn't for lack of trying, and I'd love to see Sizemore wearing red sox!!! I read one about dickie cheney and billo riding along with a Marine patrol, when a vehicle approached. bill and dick started screaming at the gyrenes to blast them before they could get close enough to detonate themselves. The Marines refused, and the two warhawks started berating them for falling for all the left wing, homo loving propaganda being spewed by the liberal press. A Marine sergeant calmly pointed out to them that while they didn't mind doing their jobs and killing the enemy, they would have a hard time justifying trying to take out an M-1A Abrams tank!..... Sorry Mark :>))
USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 17:35:13 (MDT)
Gale I really enjoy and appreciate the holiday greeting you send every year. I have all of them on my Fridge. Address is the same for me........Ray Gagner. How you doing Brother? Hope everyone else is doing ok...Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 15:59:40 (MDT)
Thanks Paul!
USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 13:45:53 (MDT)
Gale; i have submitted multiple requests to st louis and every time i get a few more things that weren't in the previous package. new addy for me is 737 gooding st lasalle il. 61301.
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:45:14 (MDT)
Flight, well it looks like Alvis' "big mouth" has been keeping this site pretty active recently. HeHhehheheh! With him gone on the road it's been way tooooooo quiet in here! I've been getting 10% service connected disability (tinnitus) for the last couple years and filed for 10% for "each" ear by advice from the DAV. Well, the courts ruled against us for the "each ear" change. I got denied for that plus I got denied for a claim of "chronic headaches".....................which I've never even filed a claim for. That's right, the Dr's were checking my hearing, etc. and in the process they were asking questions about hearing and headaches, which I clearly stated that I did not have chronic headaches, and it's in the records that I stated such. Next thing I know there was a claim for that, so, I just went along with it and got denied! Question.....how can I get all of my military records? I've recieved some from the Nat'l Records Center and the VA Dept of Health in St Louis, but, I'm sure that's not all of them. In this last denial info, they have mentioned things from my military records that are not in my possesion. When I was reading it I felt like they were talking about someone else. Could they have someone elses records mixed in with mine? Naaaaaa...not the VA. Flight, once again it's almost Christmas card time and I need to update the addresses, so, if you have a new addy, want off my list, want on my list or whatever.................it's time to let me know. Thanks and Always a Brother. Gale Beard (burdman129@sbcglobal.net)
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In US of A - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 07:41:55 (MDT)
Larry Lackey, your books went out on Saturday as did any others ordered. Sorry for the delay! We still have about 40 books left if anyone wants to buy them. They are yours for a $35 donation to the 129th AHC Christmas Fund. If you want one, make a check out for $35 for each book to "129th AHC" (not to me) and send to: 6433 Summer Grace St., Colorado Springs, CO 80923. I'll bring any unsold books to the 08 Reunion. Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident@aol.com>
USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 07:22:50 (MDT)
Truman, your unit emblems are on their way Monday. I have only about a dozen remaining. I may not order any more for a while unless we get a lot of people wanting them. I have gotten them to take a minimum order of 50. With postage and tax it costs about $5.20 per patch. If I sell them for $5.50 each I just about come out even when you include the envelopes and postage for me to mail them out to you.
Dan Hertlein
Lake Tapps, WA USA - Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 19:35:57 (MDT)
Hey Gang! Well, we got our first snow of the season here in Colorado Springs!! I posted a photo at: http://www.wolfcms.com/129th.html I also posted a photo of my son in his makeup from the upcoming Discovery Channel program "Fight or Die" on the Il Drang battle - its at that same website. I'll be on the road once again starting tomorrow till the 8th of Nov. but always checking in. Hope you are all well. Don't forget to check the VHCMA Reunion info at www.vhcma.org. Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 10:07:12 (MDT)
Flight, Debbie & I thank you all for the thoughts & cards. Alvis & Susan, thanks for the offer, but, actually his funeral and bural site was in Terre Haute. Sp5 Ellis, welcome aboard and welcome home! I was at Lane until May 1968 so maybe we talked at some time. Do you remember any names at all?
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In US of A - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 13:50:10 (MDT)
Fred , When you get the dustoff cap,Have his name put on it on the back near the strap.Makes it hard to steal.
USA - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 08:10:32 (MDT)
Because it wouldn't be funny... :)
USA - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 07:16:05 (MDT)
Bill...Dan Rather, Katie Couric?......Now WHY would you pick those two?....Why not Rush, Savage, and O`Reilly or anyone from Faux News gang.....
Fred Skaggs
NJ USA - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 03:25:10 (MDT)
Here something to smile about: Dan Rather, Katie Couric, and a tough Marine Sergeant were all captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them that he would grant them each one last request before they were beheaded. Dan Rather said, 'Well, I'm a Texan; so I'd like one last bowlful of hot spicy chili.' The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chili. Rather ate it all and said, 'Now I can die content.' Katie Couric said, 'I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe someday someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.' The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and Couric dictated some comments. She then said, 'Now I can die happy.' The leader turned and said, 'And now, Mr. Marine tough guy, what is your final wish?' 'Kick me in the ass,' said the Marine. 'What?' asked the leader? 'Will you mock us in your last hour?' 'No, I'm not kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass,' insisted the Marine. So the leader shoved him into the open, and kicked him in the ass. The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from under his flack jacket, and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he jumped to his knapsack, pulled out his M4 carbine and sprayed the terrorists with gunfire. In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives. As the marine was untying Rather and Couric, they asked him, 'Why didn't you just shoot them in the beginning? Why did you ask them to kick you in the ass first?' What,' replied the Marine, 'and have you two assholes report that I was the aggressor?'
Bill Wolf
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 15:55:49 (MDT)
I was in the 129th 67-68 but I can't recall any of the people I was with. I was a gunner on one of the Corba ships and then I went to slicks. Does anyone remember me? I would like to hear from anyone that does.
SP5 James C Ellis <drellis101@hotmail.com>
Morehead, NC USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 15:13:40 (MDT)
Hi Phil and welcome to the site. Good to see you post here.. Thanks for your efforts in attempting to get the 509 to DC for us. As great as it would be for us to be able to see and toutch the 509, it has to be said that, this would be one gigantic undertaking with enormus expenses, not just getting it here but the flight costs per hour are humungous. I must say that I feel like I am taking advantage of your good intentions and don't think you ought to be bearing this much of an expense, as most of us here have spent lots of hours onboard ships like the 509. My last Huey ride, at the Atlanta reunion, was GREAT and I am sure all of us would love to do it again, but I just feel the expenses involved to you are far and beyond what could be expected. Anyway, those are my thoughts and feelings on the subject.. Maybe I am just trying to be a bit more realistic than I should but it needs to be said/expressed.. Thanks!!.. Love and Brotherhood.. Kal..67/68
Kal Bergstrom 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
Saint Jpseph, MI USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 10:29:28 (MDT)
Just wanted to say a massive thanks to you all for everything you have done in the effort to get Huey 509 to The Wall in Washington. The response from you guys has been amazing and is really appreciated. Unfortunately this Project was not to be this time as the permission from the National Parks Department in Washington, despite everything possible being done to gain their approval, has sadly not been forthcoming. Not being able to bring Huey 509 across to Washington for you is a great disappointment to me and everyone here in the Huey Crew but I do not consider this to be the last word on Huey’s travels and would still like to think we could get the Huey across there to you sometime; somewhere else if not Washington. Once again, thanks everyone. Kind regards, Phil
Phil Connolly <pconnolly@huey.co.uk>
Preston, UK - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 09:43:45 (MDT)
Debbie and Gale, sorry to hear about your loss.....................the "509" would look pretty good out in front of the cabin. :-))))................
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 09:00:16 (MDT)
lake wales, fl USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 08:42:30 (MDT)
Gale and Debbie, prayers going out for you.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 07:49:43 (MDT)
Hi GUY well I lost a nother 10 lb & got a little bit of a dubble chin that is flat look like the thing that hang under a turkey neck so the fife calles me ha turkey come & eat I am going to the VA & see how come I loising so much so fast they going to run some test the first week in NOV or so from 320 lb to 267 lb in a little over 10 or 12 weeks & when I work for about 5 min. my shirt is ringing wet & that go on all day & i dreank a lot of ice tea & nestle kiwi & strawberry splash well I just let the doc see what wrong. well got to go 7 take som med to help me sleep. Art
USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 20:47:28 (MDT)
Gale & Debbie Glenda & I are PRAYING for you & your FAMILY.
USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 20:07:42 (MDT)
Gale and Debbie, Prayers said for you and your family.
J. W. Wilson
Kinston , N.C. USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 19:52:24 (MDT)
hi alvis do you still have any cds left and one tiger pach, i sure appreciatte it tell me the cost.i am doing so so. cant walk. but i be ok. gently how you doing rob i call ya soon and rob rick alex wink art i tryed to call you, i try later. mark what is your e mail address i send it comes back.i try to call you to kal i get you on msn,tahe care all miss ya alla brother always ray
Ray <stilwating@aol.com>
md USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 16:23:31 (MDT)
alvis,If memory serves me right.The tiger div.had a small metal[tiger badge] and one that had a leather strap on it with a button hole in it for the pocket buttons.Probably a collectors item now.Ck w/your friend in Korea.Cap will be in the mail tomorrow am.
jim <jimu006@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 21:32:03 (MDT)
Gale, it is a very sad thing when Debbie’s Dad passed away. Hope you can realize the out poring and prayers coming from the Vet Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. Frenchie
SaVa, USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 19:37:35 (MDT)
hi Alvis watch out for those chicken coops & them F male smokes & have a safe trip Art
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 17:30:42 (MDT)
well boys, Just recieved my call for my first mission. At 7 PM,I leave for about 10 days, first to Kentecky,then somewhere in South carloina, then perhaps up into Canada, but not sure yet on that.Lane tower, going light on the skids.
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 14:27:01 (MDT)
Thank you Jim. ou may want to mail itto me as his addy is rather confusing. In any case, His addy is Jae-ung Chung/ 6th floor,Dongan Building,/287-6,Jangan 4/ dong, Dongdaemun-ku,/Seoul, South Korea. The /// indicates the next line.Mine is, Fred Alvis,881 Seabreeze Dr., Avon, IN. 46123..Thanks again Jim, Jae was kind enough to send us patches and this would mean alot to him.
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 12:42:27 (MDT)
I have another Dustoff Cap or two.Send me the address to mail it to.
jim <jimu006@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 09:12:05 (MDT)
Lou R., I mailed monday.
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 08:16:26 (MDT)
Fred; that would be a question for jim as he gave me mine. i know he reads here and has posted a couple times lately. Jim; how about it can you get anymore dustoff caps?
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 07:34:43 (MDT)
Paul, the Dustoff cap I sent Jae,was stolen in the mail. Do you suppose you can get another and send it to him?
USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 06:28:14 (MDT)
Debbie & Gale, very sorry at your loss, he sounds like he was a cool guy, Linda's grandad was like that, Western Historian lots of neat stories & stuff. I have been gone a lot with the 2 kids in college but i ck the site. Wish all the best to everyone. Fred, got your trucker pics. (SHADOW) WO PAGE, you are off the radar Sir Please let me know how you are>>>>>>>>>>>> Animal, good to see a post from you>>>> Love & respects>>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
Sheridan, wy USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 19:19:22 (MDT)
Anyone have Gales home street addy? I want to send a card.
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 17:56:21 (MDT)
Gale and Debbie, I'm sorry for your loss. Slow hand salute rendered......Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 15:44:15 (MDT)
Dan still has some of the Patches. I just orded some,$5.00 ea. God bless all my brothers Welcome Home
T.Mills <trumil54@bellsouth.net>
Moss Point, MS> USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 14:44:48 (MDT)
Dan still has some of the Patches. I just orded some,$5.00 ea. God bless all my brothers Welcome Home
T.Mills <trumil54@bellsouth.net>
Moss Point, MS> USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 14:43:47 (MDT)
Dan still has some of the Patches. I just orded some,$5.00 ea. God bless all my brothers Welcome Home mills
T.Mills <trumil54@bellsouth.net>
Moss Point, MS> USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 14:41:49 (MDT)
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 13:45:41 (MDT)
There is a copy of the Wall that the VFW transports around the states.Maybe we could talk them into setting it up at the reunion in Kokomo next year?What do you think?
jim <jimu006@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:15:02 (MDT)
homeland security has denied me a HAZMAT endorsement on my CDL because I didnt send in my green card numbers. They saw Panama written on my "place of birth" and figured I was an alien.I suppose they couldnt read the " Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone" part.No telephone numbers to contact them..all must be done by mail. jeeze..guess thats what I get for being an Army Brat. I also suppose they couldnt check on my SS number, which I have had since 1964.I suppose the cant check out my AMERICAN Citizen passport, the second one I have had since 1978 or so. Perhaps they arent there to keep people out,but keep people in. This burucratic BS is just to funny to be angry. It isnt the firt time I have ran into it.A few years ago I went to replace a lost SS card.Unpon applying for the car..the lady ask me my place of birth. After replying, Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone,Panama, she looked up at me, dead in the eye, and ask " What state is that in"?.
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 07:32:07 (MDT)
Gale and Debbie..Susan and I wish to extend out condolences. If you guys need a place to stay..you know where the house is and your more than welcome to stay here.Slow, respectful hand salute rendered.
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 07:13:28 (MDT)
Hey Fred Alvis.. As I remember, Dan Hiertline had a bunch of 129th patched made up at least once or twice in the past and was letting them go at cost, very reasonable. I have a couple of them here and they are real nice, not the ones with the doberman for the dog but a real bulldog. I'd bet he still has some if someone was to contact him.. Take care.. Kal 67/68...>>>
Kal 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 05:42:43 (MDT)
Hi Gale.. My deepest condolences to Debbie and you.. I hope all goes well for you now.. Take care.. Kal...>>>
Kal 67/68 <n8auu (at) email dot com>
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Monday, October 15, 2007 at 05:35:40 (MDT)
Flight, a slow hand salute for Henry Paige, WWII vet...............Debbie's Dad passed away this morning at St Vincent Hospice in Indy. He was 89 and quite the story teller.......................................................Gale
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In US of A - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 21:43:10 (MDT)
I would really love to see her at Mark's, but also have to say it is best where the most of us plan on showing up next year. Kokomo would be interesting too if she was parked and let people touch her without having to pay for the honor. I was thinking about that today because of the time it takes to get a ship to Boston. Hope we can get a lot more imput and when I start dealing with them at Kokomo I will ask about it too. Take care flight!
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 20:41:54 (MDT)
I just checked my email, one from Simon in particular. He says that the trip to the wall looks like a no-go at the moment, they are pondering getting it over here next year, Somewhere! Simon ask me to relay the question of where? They havent given up on the idea eof bringing Miss Jo (509) over here to some sort of event. Sugestion so far are ..the next VHCMA reunion, the "run to the wall", and the Kokomo reunion.For the sake of argument, I should mention Marks place as well. Simon ask if there are any dates significant to the 129th ect.ect.ect. They are VERY open to sugestions at this time. Lets here them guys and gals.
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 14:44:37 (MDT)
Lou, I went ahead and put my last 129th patch in with the Tiger patch, in the high,confident hopes of aquireing another in the near future. I will mail it today (sunday) or in the morn.
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 14:27:44 (MDT)
Thank Alvis & good trucking & keep it between the lines & ever get to GA. Call me ok
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 11:04:18 (MDT)
Art,I will put you on the top of the list,after Lou R.
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 09:10:41 (MDT)
Lou, I have only one 129th ahc patch left. I got the patches from Simon and Phil, from the "509" site. I will contact him to see if we can get a few more..or you can. In my free time I wanted to ue my last patch to go to " Office Depot" to try and get some hats,ect. made using that patch as a model. If anyone else has an extra 129th patch,can they please give Lou a holler. I just sent Simon some patches (Tiger and Whitehorse), so maybe I can talk him into sending a few more 129th paches over here.Meanwhile, I will mail you the Tiger patch, with your check that was included in your letter. I appreicate the offer and thought, but I dont do this for money. I recieved them for free, as a gift to all of us.Its a small way I can give back to the 129th family here, that has given me so many hours of pleasure,wisdom,feedback,and caring. I truly hope to meet you at a reunion.Another I hope to meet is CP. I am truely sorry I missed him at Marks gathering last July.
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 09:08:12 (MDT)
I will take one of each to Art
Art <tigerwagon@msn.com>
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 08:05:37 (MDT)
Fred A I'll take a tiger and a 129th if you have any left
Lou Rags1
Dover, De USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 23:21:13 (MDT)
Lou R. Got around to reading my mail today.I have a few extra Tiger patches, not sure about 129th patches, will have to search around.Which did you want? fellas, and ladies, I recieved an E-mail from Phil C. today. There may not be enough time left for interaction with all the goverenment bodies involved,to bring the 509 here to the wall.We are hoping things fall together, but time is growing VERY short.Phil and crew expressed keen disappoint in the ways things are looking. There is still a glimmer of hope, but we all know how U.S.goverenment agentices move. I personaly would like to express my graditude to all those involved in this effort.Flight,"you done good". As we wait to see how this unfolds,lets keep our finger crossed.
USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 17:42:44 (MDT)
Alvis, glad to hear your getting ready to be on the road. This time you need to go high tec and get a new laptop so you can be in touch no matter where you are. Of coarse right now mine is on the, I don't want to work kick. Computers, can't live without one, but they can drive you to drink. Take care all...
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 07:12:54 (MDT)
well,I am back from Green Bay. Might have to leave out of here sunday night,dont know yet. Its a great town, in a beautiful location.Its 1:45 am so am a bit tired. Glad to see all the como.
USA - Friday, October 12, 2007 at 23:44:15 (MDT)
Good morning flight, somedays while checking in to see what is going on here I feel lucky that I fought to get on the VA system before getting out. So even years ago when I was at 20% I always had the VA to fall back on. Same with my brother in law from Florida, he has melanoma along with the long list of other things that are killing him. My advise is to look for anything that could get a foot in the door now. Even the guys that are lucky enough to still be healthy. In 03 when this Korean lady turned in front of me the VA was there and if I wasn't drawing disablity I would be in a really bad way. Social Security is a real joke here in Indiana and I have known too many people who died before getting a dime. I thank God for the VA even though they can make life a living hell too. To all my brothers, don't ever give up.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Friday, October 12, 2007 at 09:22:01 (MDT)
hi all how are you doing,not sure how iam yet they cant find out out why whays wrong with my spleen, its still enlarged.but stoped growinghe thinks it may be a blood disorder. but it still hurts kike h-- to touch it or breath and tgese are out side drs so more tests.oh ron oaye can i get a copy of that cd. e mail your adress and phone # i call you talk some if you want,thanks for the call rick i cant to long so all of you take cake tahe care gently i got to start to weite more but dont know what to say alex rob art rick i try to call ya take care kal i trt to make it to to msn take care my friends a brother always ray thanks for all your help and calls
Ray <stilwating@aol.com>
md USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 19:17:39 (MDT)
Hi guy I was a sand blaster & spraied panter sand blasting was in side a power plant & in a boiler & wore painter pants & long sleave shirts plus it on my back I wore tshirts But you guy could be wright to so I will see got nothing to loose & some to gain & it good to get feed back & I THANK YOU guy Art
USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 17:52:09 (MDT)
Art, I agree with Fred Skaggs... I had melanoma several years ago, and I understood it comes from unhealthy exposure to UV radiation, like fishing without a shirt on up in the mountains. This is from another blue eyed blonde. I'd be surprised if you're successful with that one!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 16:45:10 (MDT)
Hi Fred you got nothing to loose & every thing to gain so go for it Because every one body not the same & your body hide it to it ready to show it up just like PTSD some show up when you get back & some show up later & skin cancer & what does hair coller due with it so go for it. Art
ArthurFoster <tigerwagon@msn.com>
USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 11:08:33 (MDT)
Art...I wasn`t a doorgunner when got to Nam....I was 05B....field radio operator....I was OJT doorgunner....67A1F was on my discharge(DD214)....But I worked 27 years civil service as a heavy equipment operator...on the freeways and streets...kinda hard for me to put in a claim for skin cancer from Nam. And being blonde hair and blue eyed and fair complexion....the sun was never my friend.
Fred Skaggs
NJ USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 04:47:03 (MDT)
Hi guy Fred wright there a lot of finks out there I am going to put in for a clame on my cancer it melanoma & they service connectionto AGENT ORANGE & whot I got you get from it & I got it when I was a GRUNT. Art
Arthur Foster <tigerwagon@msn.com>
Hogansville, GA. USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 20:49:19 (MDT)
Alex.....I hear they like their music "both ways" in Branson.....Country and Western.....It`s just a joke my friend....But on the real side, if you guys that are trying to get Post Stress, I wouldn`t do any "coaching" on this web-site.....it`s public.....just like "Facebook" or "Youtube".....What`s to keep the VA from looking into these web-sites......just talk about it on the back channels. Just something to think about.....Me personally, anything that happen to me traumatic....I don`t need to be reminded. I remember it as plain as yesterday....I remember Cambodia in 1970....nasty mission, but the 129th , we were either real good or real lucky or both. I can`t remember us losing a crewmember or ship....But I remember my drunkin father(God Rest His Soul) coming home and pulling a gun on my mother. It misfired, so he threw it a her, she blocked it with her foot and broke her ankle....that was traumatic. I remember my mother taking a 1960 Buick LaSabre Station Wagon and myself and two younger brothers....and living in the station wagon...in a city park. She would go look for a job, and I would babysit my brothers.....we were homeless before they coined the phrase......that was traumatic. But we got to have White Castles for dinner everynight...so that kinda made it OK. I remember drowning my puppy by accident, when I was 5 years old...that was traumatic. I didn`t think I would go to Heaven, but my Grandma made me feel better about that. ....I remember my wife being pregnant 3 times....only to be lost by miscarriages....that was traumatic. It`s hard to be a 3 time loser, I would have had 2 girls and a boy....that was my dream....by that point, adoption was not a option for us.......So for me Viet-Nam is so in the "rear-view"....but I remember everything. I don`t remember any "zappers" getting into AnSon or Lane....The Koreans had that AO lock down....nobody was gonna mess with the Koreans......If you were in a flight platoon.....you pulled "daytime" guard duty....well when I was there. I did make some neat "gun powder" bombs on guard duty. But I got two Bronze Stars and a Soldiers Medal, so I did do my job......That doesn`t mean that I disrespect anyone with post stress...it just means I handle things different. And I`m not saying that Nam didn`t effect me....some have said that I have post stress. But at this point in my life, I`d rather one of these kids coming home from Iraq or Afgan to be able to reep the benefits.....they will need it a hell of alot more than I do.....
Fred Skaggs
NJ USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 19:38:30 (MDT)
Goodmorning Flight: Well my better half Liz is on her way to Portland on Bussiness. But, will get back tomorrow afternoon. Still waiting on word from the Senate and congress folks that I sent letters to. Going to the VA to file a claim for Type II diabetes and hypertension. The doctors have me on a 1500 calorie diet. I have started to lose some weight. Larry good to see you post. Have you heard from Tom Pedersen? Talked to Ray last night. Gail is taking him to the sleen doctor today. Hope the doctores can help him. Well hope everyone has a great Day. Always A Brother!! Liz and I are heading to Branson MO. for a few days next week. Supposed to be a real friendly place for VETS!!
USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 08:05:57 (MDT)
Thanks to Ron Paye for the DVD... it's a nice job they did with it. Will try to pass it on to Sen's. Allard and Salazar's offices. I guess it's OK to copy for that purpose, eh? Going elk hunting on Saturday... fresh backstraps!
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 07:53:20 (MDT)
Hi Mr Page I got the dvd today & I will forward to my congress of Georga Ok Art
Arthur Foster <tigerwagon@msn.com>
Hogansville, GA USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 19:27:51 (MDT)
only thing better than watching the sox win???? YANKEE'S LOSE!!!! One third the payroll, four big name players. Only thing Cleveland does right is play the game with spirit :>)) Good luck with the move, I need to get down to cincy and visit my grand kid. Maybe this winter?
USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 18:54:30 (MDT)
Mr Paye; got the copy of the dvd today,watched it and will forward to jerry weller congress man from illinois. he has returned my call and expressed intrest.i was thinking it would be nice if more of our own countrymen had half as much interest as the brits seem to have. thanks again
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 17:48:43 (MDT)
Howdy Flight! Well, got back home on Saturday and leave again today for another teaching session in CA. Will get back on Sat. and then have a week at home before leaving again. If you've ordered books, they will go out next week when I get back and can get the boxed and mailed. My son Jim (in ROTC at CalStateNorthridge) is going to play a part in an upcoming Discovery Channel special "Fight or Die" about the Il Drang battle (We Were Solders). They have already filmed his part and he said it was fun. He is planning to be with us at the 08 VHCMA reunion! Speaking of which, if you haven't already done so, visit the VHCMA.org site and get the 08 reunion info and please help me spread the word! "Clear left - here I come California!". Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 09:13:51 (MDT)
CLEVELAND ROCKS......GO TRIBE.....OK, KIM LAVOIE.....IT`S ON TO BOSTON....It`s first time we will be on different sides.....The wife is up in Chicago, she has left Gucci, moved on to Lawson Software as a Excutive Project Consultant.......another year.....We`ll be back home in Ohio and back to my people....It`s smooth sailing from there.
Fred Skaggs
NJ USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 04:44:43 (MDT)
Aloha Nui everyone, Just doing my once in awhile check in. Sounds like Kokomo was fun. One of these days I'm going to show up on the mainland. Things are stable here, the lava has settled down for now, and the waves have been fun. I passed a kidney stone a few weeks ago after twenty four hours of intense pain. I never knew a person could feel such pain! I did discover why morphine is a controlled substance. The VA is flying me to Tripler on Oahu tommorrow to see a Urologist. We are truely blessed here with a first rate VA Medical facility. Hope all of you are doing well. Greg
Puna, HI USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 22:13:01 (MDT)
Fred--are you doing OK? I talked to one of our members and he said he checked 20 posts and 15 were yours but when I checked you hadn't had much to say. Hang in there guy don't let the job thing get you down--there's more important things in life than work. Like Susan, health, friends, and family. Keep the faith bro!!!!!
Larry Lackey
USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 17:28:04 (MDT)
Fred Alvis, Did you get my letter, if so thank you again
Dover, De USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 16:30:06 (MDT)
Did I mention I'm leaving for a month on the road? Take care all and see what you've been doing when I get back from SD. Watch yourself Smitty cause I may be looking over your shoulder if you try to lose more of your money in Deadwood!!!!! Larry
Larry Lackey
USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 16:15:01 (MDT)
I have been on road for about a month so took a while to catch with with the postings but Mark I'm so proud of you--you are always the leader sending the standard for others to follow. Next reunion I'm going to give a big hug for setting the example for others to follow. I don't get as aggravated as I used to cause when I see who posted I just skip it if it doesn't make sense--see you can teach an old dog new tricks!! Keep up keeping on!!!
Larry Lackey <larrylackey@bellsouth.net>
Warner Robins, GA USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 16:12:44 (MDT)
Bill Wolf--checks in the mail for 7 books and 2 letters! Deputy museum director I knew is still there; names Dudley Bluhm. Send you copy of contact info and map. Any VHCMA members should really stop by and see this aviation musuem but allow plenty of time cause it's got lots of stuff to droll over!!!!!!!!!! Larry
Larry Lackey <larrylackey@bellsouth.net>
Warner Robins, GA USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 16:08:09 (MDT)
I want to thank the troops for putting up with me at Kokomo,Reunion.I hope to be able to attend again next year.Va Advise for the troops applying to VA for assistance.On the app.make sure you list everything concerning your RVN tour.Type2 Diabetis comes with fatigue and Constipation,sluggishness.Sometimes it attacks the central nervous system and you develope allergies to anything chemical.Do not forget the wapp wapp,Noise in your ears which cause ringing all the time and sometimes lose of hearing.The reocurring night mares about sapper attacks in the night.Even the scraped knee on the way to cover.Leave nothing out.If you forgot something on the first app.put it in the appeal.
Jim Van Horn <Jimu006@yahoo.com>
Shiloh, ILL USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 13:27:14 (MDT)
Well, I sent out letters to 2 senators and 1 congressman and 1 congresswoman hope all will jump on board for 509. I put the web site for 509 in my letters. Hoping if they see some of the history and back ground about the 129th and 509. It will help our project. Barry don't know yet if I will make DC. I know hotel rooms are going fast. Harrell thanks for the info on the Type 11 diabetes. Always A Brother!!
USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 09:06:14 (MDT)
First remembering our fallen brothers from then and now. Also to let everyone know that my medical situation has been worse again the past few days and I am only hoping that the 509 makes it here. I am playing it by ear to how I feel in November, right now riding a few miles is killing my back. It really does add to my list of things that have to be done everyday, but trying to keep up. Soon I will be dealing with the guys in Kokomo about sites for next year and seeing if we can get closer to the 26th Engineers.
-Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 08:03:59 (MDT)
got a few spare minutes, found a pc, sticking my head in to say howdy.Alls well,should be backhome sat.Slow hand salute . green bay is indeed a Packers town..
USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 17:42:04 (MDT)
if i go i am going to fly into regan and stay in crystal city or pentagon city for close ness to metro
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 11:24:02 (MDT)
alex if you are not aware ofm it but you can put a claim in with the v.a. for the type 2. your claim will be automaticly approved. i think its 20 to 30%, but don't quote me. put your claim in.====== wheather or not 509 gets the apprval, who is going and where is everyone staying wink 3/69- 10/70
lake wales, fl USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 09:01:59 (MDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Capt. Whetzel, WO Chamberlain, SP/5 Gilliam and SP/4 Neal We lost our Brothers 41 years ago. 10/07/1966. They will not be forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Collierville, TN USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 05:55:02 (MDT)
Ron, Stickman and I would like a copy of the cd, also. send to 1001 Lawrence Church Rd. Pembroke Ga. 31321. And thanks... I'll be happy to re-pay you for the cost of the postage....
Vickey Burnsed
USA - Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 06:58:41 (MDT)
Goodevening Flight: Keep sending those letters going out. We can make it!! Also, talked to Ray Gagner a few days this week. He is really have a rough time. Possiblilty of having his spleen removed. Found out this week that I'm type 11 dibetic. Finally after all these years the doctors listen to what I was telling them. Started with the pills this week. Well take care. Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN USA - Friday, October 05, 2007 at 16:22:32 (MDT)
BILL JEANES <bulldawg52@verizon.net>
VALRICO, FL USA - Friday, October 05, 2007 at 11:36:24 (MDT)
Hi Ron I like ONE Arthur E Foster 4716 youngs mill rd. Hogansville Ga. 30230 I have ben on I taking some med for this cancer that they taken out not felt like doing much I got one more to have cut out & they told me it would go to DC.va hospital like the other one the wife has to look at my back every night to see if there is more I am about set to digahole & pul the dirt in on me my med are not helping I have lost about 35 lb in the last two month dont have the earge to eat 7 only eat one time a day & the wife pushed me to eat Well wont get to go to DC this year like I wanted to it would bethe best one with 509 could be there so send me some pitcher of you guy around 509 & the guy from across the pond & tell them I sead HI ok Well got to go Art & hope you can read this
Arthur EFoster <tigerwagon@hughes.net>
Hogansville, GA. USA - Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 20:21:44 (MDT)
Ron, i would like a copy if possible. please send to paul mcgrath brown 737 gooding st lasalle il. 61301. if 509 is going i will be there have already checked out flights and hotel
paul mcgrath
lasalle, Illinios USA - Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 10:39:23 (MDT)
ron sounds great send me a copy please. home addy 4100 aberdeen lane, lake wales ,fl., 33859don't know if i'll go to washington, never been to wall but would like copy cd. thanks wink 3/69 -10/70
lake wales, fl USA - Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 07:23:57 (MDT)
I forgot to add. You just put this in your computer and it will auto-load and play.
Ron Paye
USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 20:14:19 (MDT)
Flight! Nothing new to report on getting 509 to The Wall. We do have people in the highest places assisting. So think positive. Now for the good news!!! I do have a CD that may help with the 509 and it will also help everyone get $$$ for their trip to DC. Simon had sent me a CD he had produced "Huey 509 to The Wall Project." The problem was getting it to play. I could play it on my TV but nothing else. Yesterday I made a connection with a gent who owns a video reproduction company. When I mentioned Huey he said "you must be a Nam Vet." It just happens he was in a Bird Dog unit in 1968. I told him the story and gave him the CD. He stuck it in his computer and could not get it to play. After trying several things he finely got it going. He said he would get back to me. This morning he gave me a call and asked how many copies I wanted and when I could stop by for the CD's. Said he needed to show me how to get them to play. What he really wanted was to see my expression when he showed me the CD. He had gone up the web site and copied a picture of 509. They did a beautiful job. On the top half of the CD it says; HUEY 509 TO THE "WALL" PROJECT. On the bottom half they have a picture of the 509 hovering. This company does orders for hundreds of thousands of CD's at a time so this is a first class CD. When I asked what I owed him he said "Nothing! this is my part of helping you guys out." So, I have 25 CD's and can get more if we need them. I will overnight one to Mark in the morning so he can post it here on the web. Anyone else who wants one just let me know your address, either here on send me an e-mail. rp34cg at comcast.net. You guys can use this CD to show your boss why you need a few days off, and just as important you can use it to help get funds to help cover the cost of the trip. There has to be civilians, business's, vets groups, etc. in your area that you can show this CD to that will give a few $$ to help you get to DC. If you need suggestions or ideas give me a call 317-856-6867. If I am not home leave your number and I will call back. I have unlimited calls, so it won't cost me anything to call back. I am serious guys. This CD will help you get $$ for this "Once in a life time chance." Don't miss this opportunity. Love and Brotherhood, Ron Paye
Ron Paye
USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 20:11:09 (MDT)
Fred, one of the fathers of our WI Fallen is also taking the traing at Schneider's. His name is Brian Jopek. Brian served in Iraq and when his son, Ryan, was deployed to Iraq he wanted to visit the place his father served at while there, Mosul. Ryan voluntered for a mission to Mosul so he could visit where his dad served...He was killed on his way back from the mission. Let me know if you run into him..he knows both Joe and I. He's a nice man, very quiet..all military. Meanwhile, the best on your training, and whenever you see me on the side of the road:>)))) you better toot that horn:>)) L-Gently
USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 10:57:03 (MDT)
Well, off on the road again today thru Friday (to CA). Thank goodness for ExpressJet! Can you believe an airline that still serves food! Glad to hear things seem to be headed in the right direction with the 509 request! Folks, if you get a chance, get Ray G. a shout. He's in a lot of discomfort and I think can use some moral support! I'll check in during the trip! Always A Brother! Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident>
USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 07:05:56 (MDT)
Attn:---Recieved a call back from congressman Mashburn's office requesting more detailed info on 509 project.-----Need someone that has detailed info on needs and requirements to contact me so we can continue the process---??????--.
Gary Woodward <gwoodward@dealerservicesint.com>
Memphis, USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2007 at 18:29:54 (MDT)
Got a call from Washington DC this afternoon from Rep Buyer's Office that he would send a similar letter as Sen Burton's to the Parks Department today. I hope we can still get enough push to get this as a done deal. He was very supportive of the idea and why it was important to us as a unit.
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2007 at 17:14:05 (MDT)
Quick note to all, sent my letters to Rep Buyer Friday so hope that will help some too. Also I am still waiting for some kind of feedback about Kokomo next year. Will be sending them a hundred for a lifetime membership this week plus writing Ski about when we could get the sites reserved if I am a member. Let me hear back ASAP with opinions you all might have.
Ken Strong Jr <ken7776 at aol.com>
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, October 01, 2007 at 20:06:03 (MDT)
Kal, thanks for the info, and thanks to Gary Woodward for sending me an email with info. A letter has been sent to New York Congressman James T Walsh. asking him to help with bringing 509 in by the Vietnam Wall. Also sent the letter from Ron Paye. Ray, it was good talking to you the other day, and I hope you get to feeling better soon. I sent an email to Ray Smiley the other day. I was his door gunner for a month or so in 1969 and was proud to fly with him. He sent a msg asking me to say hi to anyone who knew him....Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, October 01, 2007 at 16:25:08 (MDT)
Hey Gang, the 2008 Reunion info is now posted at the VHCMA website (http://www.vhcma.org. Make your reservations early! Bill
Bill Wolf <VHCMAPresident@aol.com>
USA - Monday, October 01, 2007 at 09:07:18 (MDT)