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Thursday 5/22/03 5:55 PM
Name: Angela Blake
Homepage:
E-Mail: kaliedoscope_kid@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Wilsonville, OR
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Comments:



Friday 5/23/03 3:27 AM
Name: Charles Adkins
Homepage:
E-Mail: Chuck8021@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Jacksboro, TN and Oscoda, MI
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 2-66 To 2-67
Comments: gary, The 1882nd was a great squadron. You have quite a job in front of you trying to assemble its history. Chuck



Friday 5/30/03 2:53 PM
Name: Bill Fisher
Homepage: http://home.roadrunner.com/~coloradofishers/
E-Mail: bfisher003@cfl.rr.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Parker, Co USA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1971-72
Comments: Sorry for the delayed testing of this, Gary, but I\'ve been so busy I hadn\'t checked my email for several days. Hope it works... :) I also hope you had a great Memorial Holiday weekend



Friday 6/20/03 11:04 PM
Name: Amanda Craft
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Comments: Awesome site..very creative..:)



Wednesday 6/25/03 1:23 PM
Name: Tom Monan
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Eglin AFB, Fl
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Comments:



Sunday 6/29/03 6:19 AM
Name: Hank Sauer
Homepage: http://www.aacsalumni.com
E-Mail: DirAACS@comcast.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Comments: Great Site. Was stationed at Tan Son Nhut in the 1968/1969 time frame and got to visit Phan Rang once during my tour. I was the comm opns supt for the Base Comm Complex and was involved with the test and acceptance of the UNIVAC 1004\'s we put in during those years as well as the circuit plans for the Tandem Switch project. I served with Colonel Giddings in later years on the Air Staff and his induction into the Air Force Communications & Information Hall of Fame was well deserved. His career should be a model for every young officer who wants to succeed. For you old 1882nd Comm Sq troops who have not visited the www.aacsalumni.com web site, please do and join the other 2,600 plus members who served from 1938 up to the present. Hank Sauer, CMSgt, USAF-Reg



Monday 6/30/03 11:45 AM
Name: Bill Bethea
Homepage:
E-Mail: PapaBethea@aol.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 69 to Dec 69
Comments: Thanks for a great WEB site. As I looked at the Commanders listing I noticed some of the First Sgts were listed but not all. During the Period Jan 69 to sometime in 1970. SMSgt Hap Puryear was the First Sgt and one helluva good one. His consistency,fairness, and sense of humor made my tour go well. I was the Maint Supt and had many other duties at Phan Rang from Jan 69 to Dec 69. When I arrived Maj John McWilliams was Commander and was there from Oct 68 to Oct 69. He later retired as a full Col and Commander of the 2045th Comm Gp at Andrews AFB, Md. The Chief of Maint. was CWO-4 Andrist who was replaced by Capt Robert Hall and later on by Capt John Dawson. The Flight Facilities Officer was a Capt O'Brien and the Comm Operations Officer was 1st Lt David H Albert. The acting 1st Sgt and Comm Ops Supt was SMSgt Hurley A. "HAP" Puryear. We had an interesting year surviving 38 attacks and overcoming an IG inspection that occurred in early Feb 69. I arrived a brand new MSgt to become Supervisor of Crypto Maint.and after the IG was named acting Maint Supt, Disaster Preparedness NCO, Navaids Comm Mgt Office Supvr and Workload Control Supvr. and Co-Coach of the unit softball team with HAP as the other coach. The unit fared well and after a visit in late 1969 by Gen Gould and Gen Stoney they commented that the 1882nd was one of two of the best units they visited on there Southeast Asia trip. In late Nov the IG came back for a followup and the unit passed with flying colors. We were all very proud. Maj McWilliams was succeeded by a Maj later Col. Glavan in Oct 1969. He would have been the Commander when Sgt (E-4) Pearl was killed. I think his first name was Alvin. You can check this out on the AFCA web site. There is a link on the AACS web site to get there. Sgt Pearl was our only antenna specialist and a good one too. I'm told he was killed in July 1970 near the BX on his way to the Comm Bldg clearing the base to come home. A damn shame. Fortunately no one got a scratch in the 1882nd while I was there. Other units were not that lucky. While I was there we were supporting a wing of F-100's, wing of 123's, a Gunship unit flying C-47's later C-119's, a reserve Sq flying F-100's from Denver, an Australian Sq flying Canberra's, Army Medevac Unit (Dustoff), the Forward Air Controllers University (FAC-U),and a Battalion from the South Korean White Horse Division. We also supported a Hqs for an Army Artillery Batallion called Travelling Guns. This is probably more than you bargained for but I feel you can gleam what you want and pitch the rest. Bill Bethea CMSgt, USAF Ret.



Tuesday 7/1/03 7:54 PM
Name: Larry Sorenson
Homepage:
E-Mail: golfers@svtel.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Apr 1969-Apr 1970
Comments: I was assigned to the motor pool, 35th Transportation Sq. I worked mostly as a vehicle dispatcher, but also drove bus and taxi. Phan Rang had to be the best assignment in nam. I had no complaints.



Saturday 7/19/03 10:23 PM
Name: Robert Reynierse
Homepage:
E-Mail: RReynierse@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Henderson Nv.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1971-1972
Comments: I was assigned as NCOIC of DSTE and Crypto Maint. Maj Giddings was the commander . I had additional duties as Sqdn. Safety Nco and Patio manager (head bartender) Finding this site took me by surprise but I have some pictures and will submit them when I can.



Sunday 7/20/03 3:42 PM
Name: Hank Sauer
Homepage: www.aacsalumni.com
E-Mail: DirAACS@comcast.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Assigned to 1882nd?: NO
When Assigned?: Tan Son Nhut 1968-1969
Comments: Glad to see another Communications Unit Site. The AACS Alumni Association, comprised of individuals who served in any AACS, AFCS, AFCC, AFC4A, AFCA and/or AFFSA unit is eligible to join the other 2,600 AACS Alumni members. Visit our web site at www.aacsalumni.com Hank



Wednesday 7/30/03 2:19 PM
Name: Dan Pringle
Homepage:
E-Mail: dan_pringle@dstinnovis.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1966 - 1967
Comments: Here you go Gary. I am still looking for those old slides. Dan P.



Wednesday 8/6/03 7:53 PM
Name: Gary Chandler
Homepage: http://www.web-ster.com/garyc
E-Mail: garyc@web-ster.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Canby, OR
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1971 - 1972
Comments: I guess I over looked the obvious and haven't signed my own guest book. I have created the site as a place for former members of the 1882nd Communications Squadron to meet one another. I have tried to find old friends using the internet but have only run across a couple with a lot of search time expended and little to show for it. I am hoping with search engine registration that if others are doing the same their efforts will be more successful. The guest book is the primary means of letting others know that you exist. If you want others to find you please take the time to complete the guest book form.

In setting it up I have learned a lot about the early years of the 1882nd. I have also met a lot of great folks that have helped me set the site up. My hat is off to them, without their help this site would not have happened.

More is yet to come. I am looking for information on Sgt Richard Pearl so I can set up a memorial page for him. I am also planning to set up a page on the Commanders. I am also looking for photo's of 1882nd people and equipment. One of the tasks that I have found a bit more difficult then I thought it would be, is providing reference material on equipment items the the 1882nd maintained. I am looking for things like photos or equipment capabilities lists for those equipment items that I do not have a link estabilshed for.

I hope you have enjoyed the site. If you have suggestions or photos feel free to email me with them.

Gary



Saturday 8/16/03 1:58 PM
Name: Larry Heister
Homepage:
E-Mail: chiefyhr@msn.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Tacoma, WA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jun 67 - Jun 68
Comments: I was a supervisor in the Phan Rang control tower. We had our share of excitement, especially during Tet 68. Good tour, but wouldn't want to do it again. Any ATC guys give me a shout. -HR



Wednesday 9/10/03 2:39 PM
Name: Tony Lehtola
Homepage:
E-Mail: aalehtola@msn.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Thonotosassa, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3/71 - 3/72
Comments: I spent my time in the Red Rocket Express NCMO. My career field was Ground Radio Repairman. 304X4



Saturday 9/20/03 9:01 AM
Name: Rick Rouse
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Packwood, WA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Comments:



Friday 10/3/03 9:57 AM
Name: Alan Winters
Homepage:
E-Mail: alanwinters@charter.net or alan.winters@scott.af.mil
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Belleville IL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 70 - Jul 71
Comments: still have good photos of some of the guys that were stationed over there. I also have the ability to scan them. Let me know if you would like these for posting on the web site.



Monday 10/13/03 10:51 AM
Name: Jim Lombard
Homepage:
E-Mail: randyradar@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Plano, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb 66 - Feb 67 - GCA
Comments: Thanks for the site Gary, it brought back a flood of memories. If you are still looking for pictures of personnel who were there at the time (Gray Eagle - the first part of 67), let me know. I have quite a few of the ATC guys and some of the base area generally. During my tour we went from the 3500 ft PSP strip at Boo San (sp) to parallel 10,000 ft RWs (one AM2 mat and one concrete), complete with a full tower and a GCA. There were a lot of us that rotated back home in Jan/Feb 67 and the guys who came in had to deal with something we were fortunate never to have experienced - attacks on the base. I remember having been home for just a short time and reading about rocket attacks. Always wondered how the NCO club on the hill fared during those, not to mention the tower and GCA. cheers.



Tuesday 10/14/03 2:38 PM
Name: William C. Riggs III
Homepage:
E-Mail: RIGGSWC@ATMC.NET
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: SHALLOTE N.C.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: DEC1966 to DEC 1967
Comments:



Thursday 10/16/03 7:24 PM
Name: Hugh Parker
Homepage:
E-Mail: hparker88@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Cleveland, TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: FEB 1970-FEB 1971
Comments:



Wednesday 10/22/03 6:19 AM
Name: Bobby Flack
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobby.flack@gmail.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Monrovia, MD
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: January-December 1971
Comments: I was an 18-year old airman, working in the communications center. Worked on the Univac 1004 and teletype and then the DSTE equipment. Remember the large red rocket over the doorway? "Red Rocket Express!" Returned to work for the CSAF comm center at the Pentagon (2044 Comm GP) until discharge in 1974.



Thursday 10/30/03 6:12 AM
Name: Carl Derrick
Homepage:
E-Mail: caderrick@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Shreveport, LA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb. 1969 - Feb. 1970
Comments: Would be interested in hearing from some who were also assigned to the comm center during that time.



Tuesday 11/18/03 5:26 AM
Name: Dave Fontenot
Homepage:
E-Mail: fontenotdavids@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Port Arthur, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 02-03-70
Comments: Worked as a radio maintenance tech in the control tower. Barracks were just across from the library. Worked for Msg Kohler. Anybody remember him?



Friday 12/19/03 9:39 PM
Name: Morris Hall
Homepage:
E-Mail: MODPILOT@ADELPHIA.NET
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Colorado Springs Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 68-Aug 69
Comments:



Tuesday 12/23/03 11:14 AM
Name: Hugh Doyle
Homepage:
E-Mail:  
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Cincinnati, Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 68 - Aug 69
Comments: I worked in the tower. Chief controller Cmsgt Daily. Capt Mcmurtry was Flight Facilities officer. Great assignment. Love to hear from other controllers. (See son's comment here)



Thursday 1/15/04 12:56 PM
Name: Chester Bowie
Homepage:
E-Mail: chesterbowie@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Houston, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1970
Comments: I have pictures of the GCA unit and our dog. If you give me an address, I will email them.



Wednesday 1/21/04 10:15 AM
Name: Dave Hubbard
Homepage:
E-Mail: dhubbard@adt.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Jacksonville, FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 69-70
Section Assigned: GCA Radar Repair
AFSC: 30351
Comments: Been looking for other Phan Rang GCA radar techs from 69-70, especially Don Hooper. Also Jim Crane from the Admin office. Was TDY to Dalat around April 70, anyone else?



Thursday 1/22/2004 1:49 PM
Name: Allen Rosenow
Homepage:
E-Mail: swonesor3@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Melbourne FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 71-Jan72
Section Assigned: Switchboard and Comm Center
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: Had some really good times and met some really great people. Rember playing cards at the squadron bar behind the orderly room.



Saturday 1/24/2004 1:19 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: dobson5@verizon.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Winthrop, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan66/Jan67
Section Assigned: Telephone communication/ central office
AFSC: 36251
Comments: Just surfing looking for patches of 1882 com sq or afcs patches for my fatuges to wear on the honor guide for Post 908 VVA.

Monday 3/7/2005 2:45 PM
Does anyone have the AFCS patch in Black (Subdued). I need one for my fatigues in the honor guard for chapter 908 VVA. Still looking for 36251's in 66 that worked in the old trailer that was brought in by the 1st MOB. The old Manual telephone CO.



Sunday 1/25/2004 1:57 PM
Name: Glenn Giddings
Homepage:
E-Mail: giddings59@mac.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sep 1970 - Oct 1971
Section Assigned: Command Section
AFSC: A3016
Comments: Gary--You have done a wonderful job with this site and I am embarrassed that I have not been of any more help to you than I have so far. Still on my "to-do" list is to find and dig out photos and slides that I took during my tour. One of these days... BTW, your efforts have already been fruitful. As result of your website, Alan Winters and I got reacquainted when I was at Scott AFB a couple of months ago. We ate lunch together and reminisceced about our times there at Phan Rang. Many, many thanks for all you're doing. My very best to you as always, Glenn.



Wednesday 2/4/2004 7:47 AM
Name: Ray (Gene) Argabright
Homepage:
E-Mail: auggie@ctc.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Kannapolis, NC
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 29150
Comments: I was stationed at Phu Cat AB, RVN in 1967, think this is a great idea, would like to see something like this for the 1883rd Comm Sq.



Tuesday 2/10/04 6:58 AM
Name: Edward Brace
Homepage:
E-Mail: Ejbrace@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Wood-Ridge, NJ
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 4/9/1969 to 3/1970
Section Assigned: GCA Unit O/L A DaLat
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Assigned TDY to Phan Rang AB, on April 9, 1969, for the purpose of Familization and Traing for a GCA Rating prior to being assigned to the GCA Secion At Dalat Camly AB, O/L A,1882 Communications Squadron OLA.



Thursday 2/19/2004 6:17 AM
Name: Richard Dixon
Homepage:
E-Mail: richard.dixon@dhs.gov
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Newnan, Georgia
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: early 69 - early 70
Section Assigned: Crypto Maintenance
AFSC: 30650
Comments: Let it be known that after Vietnam duty I have changed my evil ways. But before the change, some may remember me as a skinny, beer drinking, gambling, cigar smoking SSGT. who worked part time at the NCO club commisary. I remember one foray into the unknown with Carl Derrick, Msgt. Bethea, myself, and the Chief of Police took our M16's and a Jeep full of beer into town looking for women of the night. An off-limits, illegel foray. We found what we were looking for, and I remember running in the dark from the little beaded door room, pulling up my pants because the gunfire that erupted sounded too close for comfort. To this day I think it was the Chief of Police that fired off those rounds. Soon after that incident, because of race riots in the base clubs, all our rifle were taken away and put in a so called "Armory" we were given a card to get'em if the base got over-run. Well, I remember the night that the base was over-run, we got our rifles and boogied down to the Comm Center and we had no ammunition as the little gooks threw satchel charges at the Red Dog area across the street from our bunker. I don't think I dreamed that. Someone confirm that happened because I'm still mad about that. I got out of the Air Force after 8 years, joined Delta Airlines, now working for the DHS in Atlanta. Anyway, all those I served with were friends. God Bless You All. Richard L. Dixon (Tricky Dicky)



Tuesday 3/9/2004 6:45 PM
Name: James Healy
Homepage:
E-Mail: jrhealy13@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Parker, CO
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1977-1983
Section Assigned: Univac 1050 Maint
AFSC: 30554
Comments: Very interested in talking with other members at same time



Saturday 4/3/2004 10:11 PM
Name: SPC Todd Heister
Homepage:
E-Mail: dingotodd2002@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Ft.Hood, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: My Dad CMSGT(Ret)Larry Heister was assigned to the 1882nd from Jul67-Jul68. If anyone wants to get in touch with him let me know. He's retired alive and well just outside McChord AFB,Wa.



Sunday 4/4/2004 10:39 PM
Name: Wade Morgan
Homepage:
E-Mail: wsmorgan@comcast.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Jacksonville, FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 1967-68
Section Assigned: 1883 Comm Sq
AFSC: 29151
Comments: As Gene Argabright said...sure would like to see something like this site for the 1883rd Comm Sq, Phu Cat AB.



Saturday 5/1/2004 7:18 PM
Name: Ronald Dupre
Homepage:
E-Mail: rdupre@sgtron.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Houston, Tx
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 5/1/70 - 4/16/71
Section Assigned: Crypto Maintenance
AFSC: 30650
Comments: Where else but in Vietnam could you spend a year of your life living enough for stories to tell for the rest of your life. Upon looking back, I find it ironic that we were counting down the days to get back to the world, yet, have so many memories. Some of these memories like my first day in country and getting jarred out of my sleep with Giant Voice going off. I geared up in my flack jacket and went downstairs as was the official recommendation only to find a party going on. That was the last time I did that. Or the complete sadness when Sgt. Pearl died. Some of these memories were simply bizarre, like when I worked in NCMO one night and Giant Voice went off for a couple hours. When we finally got it turned off, I reported the status to the maintenance LT (Rooney?). He had slept completely through it. Or the time some guy got drunk and was going to kill someone and took one of our two M-16's out of the crypto room. Good news was that they caught him in time. But to prevent it from happening again, one of the M-16s were taken away. But the best was in April of 71 while working the night shift in NCMO, one of the operators came in and asked me what I was doing there. He had just received a message ordering me an immediate return to the states. I was at personnell that morning telling them that I was going home before the message even got there. Two days later, I was on a freedom bird home. Of course, who can forget the barracks room we called the Commune. I was one of the lucky ones to bunk in there. Those bunch of guys were really special.



Tuesday 5/4/2004 6:35 PM
Name: Joe Dempsey
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdemp7185@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 68-Sept 69
Section Assigned: 1882 O/LA Cam Ly (Dalat)
AFSC: 54370
Comments: Found it by accident figured I would log in, hope to find Tonnie Simmons.



Wednesday 5/12/2004 10:43 AM
Name: Dave Corbin
Homepage:
E-Mail: dcorbin@datatec.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Hudson NH
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1982-1984
Section Assigned: Comp Maint Univac 1050
AFSC: 30554
Comments: Was telling some folks about the first system I worked on (the Univac 1050) and decided to look it up on the internet. My Google search produced this 1882nd page. Ironic that my search for the first system I worked on also produced the first unit I was assigned to.



Thursday 6/10/2004 7:11 AM
Name: Scott Koho
Homepage:
E-Mail: scottkoho@netzero.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: San Diego Ca
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1974-1978
Section Assigned: ATC
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Stumbled on to this website and was happy to see it. Worked the Control Tower at Bergstrom in the mid '70's. Still in contact with many from those days. Best in the west and all the rest!



Wednesday 6/16/2004 5:45 AM
Name: Jim D'Arcy
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdarcy8306@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Cranford, NJ
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: April 70 to April 71
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Thanks for a great site and for bringing back memories that I cherish. I worked in the communications center and would lke to hear from any of the guys who were there.



Friday 6/18/2004 10:48 AM
Name: Jessica
Homepage:
E-Mail: jle83@myway.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Lawrence
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments:



Wednesday 6/23/2004 6:53 AM
Name: Larry T. Bean
Homepage:
E-Mail: lbean@woh.rr.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Tiffin, Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 67-68-69
Section Assigned: 1st Combat Eval Gp.
AFSC: 222X1
Comments:



Thursday 7/8/2004 6:10 PM
Name: John Watling
Homepage:
E-Mail: jwatli1488@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Easthampton, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Apr 71 to Mar 72
Section Assigned: Comm. Ctr./Switchboard
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Met alot of great people during my 11 months at Phan Rang. Wish my memory served me better. Would like to return to see what the base looks like today. Took quite a few photos while I was there.



Tuesday 7/13/2004 11:28 AM
Name: Sgt. Robert Kovach
Homepage: NBPD.ORG
E-Mail: rkovach@nbpd.org
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Newport Beach, Calif
Assigned to 1882nd?: No - Member of 35TFW at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: June 1969
Section Assigned: Avionics
AFSC: 32250B
Comments:



Thursday 7/22/2004 4:01 PM
Name: Michael Smith
Homepage:
E-Mail: dolphinposters@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Birmingham
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Cool site



Saturday 7/31/2004 4:34 PM
Name: Gerald Clayton
Homepage:
E-Mail: gmclaytjer@netscape.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Austin, Tx
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: July 69 Dec 70
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Was with 557thLtMaintCo at Phan Rang .US Army attached to Phan Rang.



Saturday 8/28/2004 8:23 AM
Name: Robert (Bob) Thompson
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Syosset, NY
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 66 - May 66
Section Assigned: 1st MOB Team 65-56
AFSC: 1634
Comments: I relieved Capt Goble as 65-56 team commander the beginning of Jan 66. I bunked in with the Air Traffic Controllers by the 3500 foot PSP runway. We lived in tents and ate at the Army mess-hall with the 35th Engineers. MSgt Cross and the rest of the team lived on the west side of the new runways. The Army had the task of tearing down a mountain of decomposed granite, laying it down and then installing the aluminum planking runway and taxi-ways. Raymond-Morrison-Knudson (RMK) had the task of building the concrete runway. I remember right after they finished their air-conditioned office building it burned down. At that time, the 101st Airborne had an area just a little further west. If you would like any of the photos I took, which are viewable on http://www.1stmob.com, let me know. I have additional photos also.



Thursday 9/23/2004 12:58 AM
Name: Bernie Camp
Homepage:
E-Mail: bcampjr@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Placerville, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: June 67 - July 68
Section Assigned: Flt. Facilities GCA
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Chow?? RMK-BRJ good...AF Mess bad. NCO club on hill good...the strip bad. Thap Cham village good-eh?...Phan Rang city--take a platoon of Koreans with you. Beach...only place to go after mid shift. Aussie Camp fun and darts and beer. GCA after shut down...boooring.



Thursday 12/9/2004 6:12 PM
Name: Timothy C. Brown
Homepage:
E-Mail: timothy.brown48@yahoo.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Binghamton, New York
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1970
Section Assigned: Comm Ctr - Booster Shift
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Great to view this web page and see so many familiar faces.



Tuesday 1/4/2005 1:41 PM
Name: Huynh Thi Hanh
Homepage:
E-Mail: huynhc@readingsd.org
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 1969
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30454
Comments: I am looking a person(close friend)was in vietnam in 1968. I believed he was assigned with Univac(hope spell correctly). He assignment was in south Saigon. He name is Charles M. Wilson, he is from Dayton, KY. Please can someone put me in touch with him. He was not a soldier. He was a cillian assigned to this company. He was born in 1937, brown hair and blue eyes, about 5'10" and approximately 185lbs. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could put me in touch with him. Last time we saw each other was 1969. thank you for your time.



Wednesday 1/19/2005 6:22 PM
Name: Nick Beyer
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30454
Comments: I was part of an installation team 485th GEEIA....Sept 67-68 spent most of my time at Da Nang and Phu Cat and where ever they wanted us incountry.. NEVER FORGET!



Monday 1/24/2005 10:10 AM
Name: Tom Bates
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/regency_tom/
E-Mail: regency_tom@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Kalkaska, MI
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: March 69 to Sept 70
Section Assigned: Det 22, 30th weather squadron
AFSC:
Comments: As a weather observer i worked in the control tower every other day.



Sunday 3/6/2005 10:17 AM
Name: James (Terry ) Farmer SSGT
Homepage:
E-Mail: uncheel57@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: McDonough GA. 30253
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan-Dec 1966
Section Assigned: Tower and GCA
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Was amoung the first to arive at Phan Rang in early Jan 1966. Worked in mobile tower on Psb runway. Terry Farmer 185 Rockport Dr McDonough Ga 30253 Cell Phone 678-773-4864 Home 770-914-0349



Wednesday 3/23/2005 8:07 AM
Name: Wes Moore
Homepage:
E-Mail: wcmoore@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Sterling, VA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1971
Section Assigned: CCTV
AFSC: 304X5
Comments:



Thursday 3/24/2005 10:31 AM
Name: Tony Gonzales
Homepage:
E-Mail: elvato48@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: San Jose, California
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 3/67-3/68
Section Assigned: 35th Security Police
AFSC: 81170
Comments: Absolutely a great site. The photos brought back some memories. Especially the old hooches and that wild "Strip". I've saved the site as a "favorite" to make many more visits in the future. Just want to say "Welcome Home" to all of you who served and who saved these memories for us. Swimming pool? I never saw a stinkin' swimming pool!



Thursday 3/24/2005 8:02 PM
Name: Meredith Lewis
Homepage: meredithlewis.photosite.com
E-Mail: meredithlewis@earthlink.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Hedgesville / WV
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Aug 68 Aug 69
Section Assigned: 35th CAMS
AFSC: 30151
Comments: Great site.



Sunday 4/10/2005 5:54 PM
Name: John Dillon
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdillon356@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Sylvania, Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-70
Section Assigned: GCA Maintenance
AFSC: 30351
Comments: I was with the 485th GEEIA team that installed the GCA in 1969. We then left Phan Rang and went to BanMeThuot to install a height finder radar. After 4 months there, my buddy Junior Meyer and I were assigned TDY to the 1882nd for the rest of our tour. I remember West, Hopper, Blip, and TSgt McClendon (sic?). Hope to contact some folks I knew back then.



Sunday 4/24/2005 8:32 PM
Name: James
Homepage:
E-Mail: wickedpaintball@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: nice site :)



Wednesday 4/27/2005 6:10 PM
Name: Rodger
Homepage: Steelontarget.net/
E-Mail:
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Wow...great site...lots of good pics...too young to be there myself, but my dad was in the Civil Engineers at Cam Ranh.



Saturday 5/14/2005 5:30 PM
Name: RONALD FOX
Homepage:
E-Mail: ronsherry@cox.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Bixby OK
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: dec 67 dec 68
Section Assigned: comm center dalar
AFSC: 36350
Comments:



Wednesday 5/18/2005 9:03 PM
Name: Norman (Tom) Welker
Homepage:
E-Mail: normanwelker@comcast.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Wheatland, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 67(tdy) 68(pcs)
Section Assigned: Outside Plant
AFSC: 36274
Comments: tdy to phan rang from 1st MOB in jun-aug 1967. PCS to phan rang from jan-oct 1968



Monday 5/30/2005 11:43 AM
Name: Dennis Jerden
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Memphis, TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jul 4, 66 - Jul 4, 67
Section Assigned: Flight Facilities Clerk
AFSC: 702
Comments: Worked for Capt. Dutch & SMSGT. Holderby



Saturday 6/11/2005 1:15 PM
Name: Neal Van Valkenburg CMsgt USAF Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: nvv100@ebicom.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Columbus MS
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 1966 May 1966
Section Assigned: 1st Mob Team
AFSC: 27290
Comments: TDY there with MRN 12A mobile control Tower and helped site survey for mobile tacan (TRN-6) and mobile GCA unit. 1st mob team from clark Ab PI. bare base deployment Army was building runways and we operated mob tower for small runway and was ther when GCA and Tacan was deployed there.



Saturday 7/2/2005 3:44 PM
Name: Raymond E. "Gene" Argabright
Homepage:
E-Mail: auggie@ctc.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Kannapolis, NC
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Dec 1966 - Jan 1968
Section Assigned: Base Comm 1883rd Comm Sq
AFSC: 29170
Comments: Was assigned to 1883rd Comm Sq, Phu Cat AB, Rvn Dec 66 to Jan 1968



Wednesday 7/20/2005 10:52 AM
Name: Roderick Wells
Homepage:
E-Mail: wells_mr@earthlink.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Eden Prairie, MN
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Jun-July 1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 306x0
Comments: was on a team from the 485th Geeia Sqdn that installed the ALCE comm center. Our team chief was TSGT Jim Miesener. Very interesting and well put together web site!!



Wednesday 7/27/2005 6:17 AM
Name: John Ford
Homepage:
E-Mail: john.ford64@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Malden, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 207X1
Comments: Hey Bruce, Just wanted to sign in and say hi. Regards, John



Sunday 8/28/2005 3:50 PM
Name: Bob Odom
Homepage:  
E-Mail: ODOM315ROB@AOL.COM
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Georgetown, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 71-72
Section Assigned: ATC
AFSC: 272
Comments: Great site, I was the last ATC type there and was happy to get a roll back and leave early. the CC was Col Giddings, FFNCO was CMSGT Greg Wachman. I had the privilege of following the unit to Bergstrom a few yrs later when I was assigned to 12th AF. I worked with and still friends with Russ Perkins. Anyone that remembers me please give me a shout.. Bob Odom



Tuesday 8/30/2005 12:45 PM
Name: Dave Ates
Homepage:  
E-Mail: Dave8s@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Colo.Sprs. Colo.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1971-1972
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29170
Comments:  



Tuesday 8/30/2005 12:45 PM
Name: Audean Dyer MSgt Ret.
Homepage:  
E-Mail:  
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Cheyenne, WY 82001
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 1978-1979
Section Assigned: Base Cable (Outside Plant)
AFSC: 361X1
Comments: TDY from the 485 TH GEEIA



Saturday 11/5/2005 8:40 AM
Name: WILLIAM KNOX
Homepage:  
E-Mail: billknox33@juno.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: LIVE OAK TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1973
Section Assigned: GROUND RADIO / ADVISOR
AFSC: 30490
Comments: ASSIGNED AS ADVISOR DUTY



Saturday 7/31/2004 4:34 PM
Name: Jerry O'Brien
Homepage:
E-Mail: oblist1@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Apollo Beach, FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 1969 - Feb 1970
Section Assigned: Flight Facilities
AFSC:
Comments: I was the Flight Facilities Officer and have a lot of memories, like putting the GCA as VFR only, making a TACAN/PAR approach, moving the GCA all over the base to no avail (we put it in the NCO club and Officer's club parking lots amoung other places. I did this so we could easly get a drink after all day and half the night saying "no it doesn't work"), Thunder Chicken, Dalat Camly, The hole from a rocket in the control tower that was written up by the IG team as unsightly. We found out why the TV station didn't work, the antenna was pointed out to sea. The most impressive sight was the battleship USS Missouri, firing at night over the base to Charlie's mountain. The sight and sound was unbelievable. While I was there, we had the 35th TFW (F-100), 14 SOW (AC-47 & AC-119 & Hueys), 322 SOW, the Ranch Hands (C-123), 8 TBS (B-57), Number 2 SQ RAAF (Canberras), FAC-U (O-1, O-2, OV-10) Walt FAC(USAF) (O-1), Seahorse (USA) O-1. I had an outstanding group of Controlle rs who thought nothing of giving counter battery directions for the incoming was coming from or controlling the aircraft while under fire. I also had Operating Location A at Dalat Camly Airfield in the central highlands of Vietnam. I am not listing names because I might forget someone and I don't want to do that. I do remember most of the names and all of the faces. Captain Bob Hall, Maintenance and I worked together after we both retired, He passed away about 20 years ago. There was a lot more, but old guys go on. OB



Thursday 12/22/2005 8:56 AM
Name: Gary Garrett
Homepage:
E-Mail: gary@garrett.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Clackamas, OR
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 435th MMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: October 1969-1970
Section Assigned: 435th MMS
AFSC: 46250
Comments: This is a great site. I neeeded information about an attack and you provided it very nicely.



Monday 1/23/2006 6:22 AM
Name: Gary Neitzke
Homepage:
E-Mail: gary.neitzke@juno.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Clackamas, OR
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 315th HQ at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jun. 1971 - Mar. 1972
Section Assigned: 315th HQ Information/Historian
AFSC: 79170
Comments: Anyone remember the New Years night of Dec 31,1971! Best fireworks and a wild night. I think all of Phan Rang AB must have been attempting to vent the building up of racial tensions, and the several fragging attempts and a deep wanting to get back to the "world".



Saturday 2/4/2006 5:35 PM
Name: Jerry Brannon
Homepage: www.redhorseassociation.org
E-Mail: Jerrybra54@msn.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Ozark, Alabama
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 554th Red Horse
When Assigned?: 12-3-1969 - 12-3-1970
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 55150
Comments: USAF 554th Red Horse "Combat Engineer" Phan Rang AB. 12-69-12-70. RVN. SEA.



Sunday 2/5/2006 8:29 AM
Name: Al Maberry
Homepage:
E-Mail: amaberry@comcast.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Phila. , PA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 823d RED HORSE
When Assigned?: 9/70 - 12/70
Section Assigned: 823d RED HORSE - Det 3
AFSC: 55250
Comments: Great site !!!!! Det 3 of the 823d RED HORSE convoyed up to Phan Rang from our home at Bien Hoa in September of 1970. My project there was the construction of new guard towers for the base perimeter. Pics of this can be seen in the 823d section of the RED HORSE Association's site. Welcome home Brothers !!!



Friday 5/12/2006 3:56 PM
Name: John Locklair
Homepage:
E-Mail: lockvjck@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Oak Ridge TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 4/70 - 4/71
Section Assigned: Flight Facilities Tower
AFSC: 27250
Comments:



Thursday 5/18/2006 8:35 PM
Name: Robert Shiffer
Homepage:
E-Mail: hodgie041@neronet.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Santa Maria, Calif
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Oct 67 - Oct 68
Section Assigned: 554th rehorse (crusher mech.) at Phan Rang
AFSC:
Comments: Nice site. Would like to here from any more people there at the same time.



Tuesday 5/23/2006 7:57 PM
Name: Howard Myers
Homepage: hbmyers.com
E-Mail: how@hbmyers.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Santa Clara, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: TDY 1967
Section Assigned: Central Office Maintenance
AFSC: 30650
Comments: I spent several months there working on the central office. My pictures of Phan Rang are at: http://www.hbmyers.com/VietNam/Phan_Rang/phan_rang.htm



Tuesday 8/1/2006 1:51 PM
Name: Charles Giezentanner
Homepage:
E-Mail: charles@ashreal.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Asheville, NC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 03/70-03/71
Section Assigned: Red Rocket Base Comm
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Have some other pictures, Do you want them?



Friday 8/11/2006 4:36 PM
Name: Henry (Hank) Davis
Homepage:
E-Mail: vnsilverwolf@sbcglobal.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Citrus Heights ,CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 66-67
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Vietnam 66-67 usmc 3/3 & 1/9



Tuesday 8/15/2006 6:10 AM
Name: John J. (Jack) Carroll
Homepage:
E-Mail: retsarge1@netscape.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Orlando, Fl
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 70 - Dec 70
Section Assigned: Computer Maint (Supply Area) Univac
AFSC: 30574
Comments: Great Base, Great People, Great Assignment



Monday 9/4/2006 5:25 PM
Name: Donald (Don) Davis
Homepage:
E-Mail: d.djdavis@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Irving, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Nov 69 - Aug 70
Section Assigned: Crypto Repair/DSTE
AFSC: 30650E
Comments: I have seen several names here I recall. This site is great! I have some photo we can post as well. I was part of the team that installed the DSTE in Jan 1970 (First in Nam) and I recall it being beside the runway building away from the Red Rocket. When the F100s took off the entire building would vibrate at a certain harmonic... one day the the DSTE quit working and when we opened the electronics slide drawer - all the PCBs fell out (due to the vibrations) the retainer bars were insufficient to hold them in. Don Davis



Thursday 9/7/2006 2:38 PM
Name: William J. Allen
Homepage:
E-Mail: allen.willliam1@lackland.af.mil
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Lackland AFB Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I'm the historian for the 67th Network Warfare Wing. I would like to take a moment to advise you that our wing has requested the activation of the 67th Communications Squadron here. This unit was formerly the 1882nd Communications Squadron. We have requested a 1 Oct 2006 activation date. I'm glad I found this website to help provide additional historical context for the commander and personnel of the 67 CS. Just a short note, I hope your unit will be activated again as we have requested, but higher headquarters may have other ideas. Bill Allen Historian, 67th Network Warfare Wing Lackand AFB, TX (210) 977-2078



Saturday 9/16/2006 10:36 PM
Name: Steve P. Taylor
Homepage:
E-Mail: staylorl@castexenergy.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Humble, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1976-80
Section Assigned: Tower and PAR
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Please advise me of any planned reunions etc.



Saturday 9/16/2006 10:36 PM
Name: Anna Turman
Homepage:
E-Mail: anna@anaa.edu
Referred By:
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:  
AFSC:
Comments: This site is interesting as well as informative. Enjoyed browsing through the site. Keep up the good work.



Sunday 10/15/2006 8:50 AM
Name: Billie J. Crooks
Homepage:
E-Mail: bj34546@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Seneca, SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1971
Section Assigned: Radio Maintenance
AFSC: 30474
Comments: I was assigned to Da Lat For nine months and Phan Rang for nine months. I worked at the weather station, control tower, and the MARS station. I was a TSGT at the time. I also worked on the Giant Voice with Sgt Pearl.



Friday 10/27/2006 8:22 AM
Name: Jerry Brannon
Homepage:
E-Mail: Jerrybra54@msn.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Alabama
Assigned to 1882nd?: No, Assigned 554th Redhorse at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1971
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Assigned Phan Rang AB 1969-70. REDHORSE 554th USAF "Combat Engineers".



Friday 11/3/2006 2:56 PM
Name: Gary T. Phillips
Homepage:
E-Mail: redcheck@netscape.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Waskom, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: No, Assigned to 35th SPS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: June '68 to June '69
Section Assigned: 35th SPS, Panther FLT.
AFSC: 811X0
Comments: Assigned to Panther Flight but later voluntered to work permantly at the base water wells after it got blown up. Was instrumental in rebuilding the concrete rear bunker, erecting 10' chain link fence and rebuilding the front bunker, worked with some great guys there except our NCOIC, he was really a jerk. Retired 2 Sep 05 from 917th USAFRES, Barksdale AFB (CSR).



Saturday 12/16/2006 5:52 PM
Name: Monte I. "Buzz" Taets
Homepage:
E-Mail: mtaets@cox.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Oklahoma City, OK
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 67 - Mar 68
Section Assigned: 1882 Comm SQ
AFSC: 27270
Comments:  



Wednesday 1/3/2007 3:22 PM
Name: Rick Baird
Homepage:
E-Mail: Ricky.CTR.Baird@faa.gov
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Renton, WA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Oct. 66 Sept. 67
Section Assigned: GCA
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Brought back a lot of memories. Terry Farmer & I were good friends - will get in touch. Also know Jim Lombard & lot of people in pictures. Outstanding job!! I have numerous pictures if interested.



Friday 1/12/2007 8:30 PM
Name: Charles "Chuck" Langwell
Homepage:
E-Mail: roger_101st@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Alamagordo, NM
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1970
Section Assigned: Commo
AFSC:
Comments: This is Chuck's son, Roger. My Dad doesn't own a computer but after talking to him about his time in Vietnam I ran across this web site. My Dad and I have only just "met" since my parants divorce when I was an infant so I thought it would be a good idea if could reconnect with someone else from his past. "Pay it forward"



Tuesday 2/6/2007 3:27 PM
Name: David Jayne
Homepage:
E-Mail: davidjaynes1@earthlink.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Van Lear KY.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 35th FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: DEC. 69 OCT. 70
Section Assigned: 35th FMS Jet Engine Shop
AFSC: 43250
Comments: I was there at the time and remember Richard Max Pearl when he was killed by the rocket beside the BX



Sunday 2/18/2007 4:33 PM
Name: Tony Salazar
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Pacoima Ca
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 35th FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May 68 - May 69
Section Assigned: 35th FMS Jet Engine Shop
AFSC: 43250
Comments: Outstanding site.



Tuesday 2/20/2007 8:47 PM
Name: Ron Baldwin
Homepage:
E-Mail: nr929@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Kingston, TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned Recip Engine Shop at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 70-Aug 71
Section Assigned: Recip Engine Shop
AFSC:
Comments:



Tuesday 2/27/2007 10:17 PM
Name: Ronald Parkinson
Homepage:
E-Mail: parkinson.rs@juno.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: NLR, AR
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 04/71 - 01/72
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: it was great finding this site... hope to get in contact with some old friends !



Monday 3/5/2007 10:07 AM
Name: Phillip Smithers
Homepage:
E-Mail: heidijo_1954@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Ashland KY 41102
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned 35FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Dec 1969 - Dec 23 1970
Section Assigned: jet engine shop aug 821cssp
AFSC: 43250
Comments: Have viewed other sites but could find very little info, enjoyed the pics brought back memories. Thanks



Tuesday 3/6/2007 5:35 AM
Name: John C. Setser, CMS USAF Retired
Homepage:
E-Mail: mjrestes@cox.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Del City, OK
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 315th at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Dec.'68 to Sep.'69
Section Assigned: Recip Engine Shop
AFSC:
Comments: I was stationed at Phan Rang from Dec.'68 to Sep.'69. Assigned to the 315th Wing, C123 engine branch. Assigned to AFCS hqs., stationed at Oklahoma City AFS when I retired in Sep.'79. Nice web site!!!!



Monday 3/19/2007 10:11 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Retired
Homepage:
E-Mail: dholderness@tampabay.rr.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 68 - Apr 69
Section Assigned: Comm Center/Swbd/Inside-Ouside Plant Coordinator/TDY 3 Month Quang Tri
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Have a lot of fond memories of Fungus Rungus and especially of the 1882nd Guys at Quang Tri supporting the Combat Sky Spot Ops there.



Monday 3/19/2007 12:40 PM
Name: Bill Phillips
Homepage:
E-Mail: pcav@optonline.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Shirley/ New York
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 71 to Dec 71
Section Assigned: Tower- Ground radio Repair
AFSC: 30454
Comments: After 36 years! I hope to contact friends: Dan Gerringer, John Lund, John Owens, Cole, John Falada (Roomie) and others! What a fantastic site!



Monday 3/26/2007 4:35 PM
Name: Billie J. Crooks CMS Ret.
Homepage:
E-Mail: bjcrooks@mindspring.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Seneca, SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned: Radio Maintenance
AFSC: 30454
Comments: First Sergeant Hap Puryear once told me that he did a flavor for the Army and they wanted to gave him a duce and onehalf or a plane. He told me he was going to take the duce and onehalf because , he didn't have a place to park the plane.



Tuesday 4/3/2007 9:37 AM
Name: Jackson (Jay) Porter
Homepage:
E-Mail: jlprtr@gmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Shoreline, WA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan '66-Jul '67
Section Assigned: Detatchment 13, 518th Sig. Co (Army)
AFSC:
Comments: Part of original crew that set-up, operated, maintained, and repaired the Micro Wave on top of ole Nui Dat. Got lucky and was attached to the Air Force (as opposed to the 101st Airbone), which really pissed the C.G. of the 101st off. Worked with 1882nd to give the best commo we could. Very interesting times.



Wednesday 5/16/2007 5:23 AM
Name: Rhett O. Webber CMSgt (Ret)
Homepage:
E-Mail: rhett_webber@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Angeles City, Philippines
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 66 - Jan 67
Section Assigned: MRN-12 Mobile Control Tower
AFSC: 27290
Comments: In Jan 66, I arrived at Tan San Nhut and reported in to the Group, with orders to the 1883rd Comm Sq. However, the ATC NCOIC quickly advised me I wouldn't be going there, as the last ATC'er they'd sent to Quin Hwon hadn't been heard from lately. He pointed to a map of Vietnam on the wall and said pick a certain colored pin, as that's where an ATC guy was needed. I picked Phan Rang, as it looked near the coast and of course that meant babes and beaches. I saw the beach once and the babes at Phan Rang only qualified as babes by one physical attribute. They were the skinnest, ugliest females I've ever seen anywhere. Of course after a couple of Balmy-Balms who cared! Plus we didn't have that much spare time anyway. I'll scan and send along some photo's of us building 'hootches', so we wouldn't have to live in tents. Arriving at Phan Rang in Jan 66' was quite a surprise, as most of us had never lived in combat conditions. Simple things like cold water, ice, and warm showers were luxuries, not readily available to enlisted troops. I'll list some names along with the photo's. I worked the one man shift in the overly spacious MRN-12 Mobile Control Tower, while Terry Farmer worked in the GCA next door. We used to volunteer our spare time working the MARS Station-AI8AIR. I remember the 1st MOB bringing in a Mobile TACAN and the first pallet off the plane was loaded with San Miguel Beer. As all we had access to green Miller beer, those San Miguels were like gold. I remember Capt Dutch too! He helped keep my butt out of serious trouble, after I'd flown a couple of missions with the Army Bird Dog L-19's, as a spotter. Seems the Major didn't take too kindly to my over looking who was going to replace me, if and when we were shot down! We had the only first sergeant on base with his own Army Jeep, donated by the 101st Support BN, located next to our compound. I'll never forget the day when an airman was struck and killed by lightning , while washing his mess kit at the flight line chow hall. Or the time a fireman fell off the back of his fire truck, while responding to an F4 on fire, at the end of the runway. Luckily he survived, but sure lost alot of skin, while rolling down the AM-2 taxiway. Spent 30 years in before retiring, with a couple of assignments to the 4th and 5th MOB's and really enjoyed those assignments. Super Site! Hope to hear you all!



Thursday 5/17/2007 6:57 AM
Name: Robert Austin
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobpms@mhcable.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Bennington, Vermont
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th ABG at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 1970-Jan 1971
Section Assigned: 35th Air Base Group
AFSC:
Comments: Phan Rang was a good assignment.



Monday 7/16/2007 10:21 PM
Name: Chris Kleckner
Homepage:
E-Mail: klectech@msn.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Richmond, Virginia
Assigned to 1882nd?: No, assigned to 614thTFS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 9/66 to 6/68
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Weapons load crew chief with the 614thTFS at Phan Rang.



Wednesday 7/18/2007 2:24 PM
Name: Bob MacAvoy
Homepage:
E-Mail: macavoy@ix.netcom.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Clark, New Jersey
Assigned to 1882nd?: No, assigned to 35FMS
When Assigned?: August 67 - August 68
Section Assigned: Aircraft Fuel Systems Shop
AFSC: 42450
Comments:



Thursday 7/19/2007 9:39 AM
Name: Kelton Creel
Homepage:
E-Mail: kelton_c@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Tomball, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 88-91
Section Assigned: Ground Radio
AFSC: 304x4
Comments: I lost touch with everyone at 1882nd after Bergstrom was closed. Fond memories.



Tuesday 7/24/2007 9:24 AM
Name: HARRY WEBSTER
Homepage:
E-Mail: webster_hj@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: SOUDA BAY, CRETE
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: FEB 71 - JAN 72
Section Assigned: TELETYPE MAINTENANCE
AFSC: 36370B
Comments: THIS IS A REMARKABLE WEBSITE! WHAT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A LOUSY ASSIGNMENT TURNED INTO ONE OF THE MORE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE. CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAMES OF MY MATES FROM THE COMM CENTER, BUT CAN PICTURE THEIR FACES LIKE YESTERDAY DURING OUR NIGHTLY CARD GAMES. NEVER WILL FORGET THE BASE CLOSING WHEN THEY BROUGHT IN THE FREEDOM BIRDS THAT ACTUALLY LANDED AT PHAN RANG, NIGHTS SPENT WORKING ON THE SLOTS AT THE CLUB, TRIPS UP NUI DAT FOR 360 VIEWS OF THE PERIMETER, RIDES TO THE BEACH IN THE ARMORED FLAT BED, BEER CONVOYS TO CAM RAHN BAY, PARTY'S AT THE PATIO BEHIND THE ORDERLY ROOM, RACE RIOTS, PERIMETER DUTY AS ONE THE LAST FEW TO LEAVE, AND THE SLAP FLARE NEW YEAR'S EVE DISPLAY. GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT MEMORIES!



Tuesday 7/31/2007 2:35 PM
Name: David Jayne
Homepage:
E-Mail: jaynes3@earthlink.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: VAN LEAR , KY.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Dec 69 -- Oct. 70
Section Assigned: Jet engine mechanic
AFSC: 43250
Comments: I was there and remember SGT. Richard M. Pearl



Tuesday 8/21/2007 3:58 PM
Name: Jim Daugherty
Homepage:
E-Mail: jrdoog@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Fairfax, Virginia
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th CSG at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1970
Section Assigned: Accounting and Finance Officer
AFSC: 6724
Comments: Good site. Went to Phan Rang as the AFO and retired in 1988 as Comptroller Air Force Communications Command. Have lost track of most of the Comptroller personnel. Comptroller when assigned was Lt.Col Joe Stasiak who died several years back.



Sunday 9/2/2007 6:17 PM
Name: Arden B. Morrow
Homepage:
E-Mail: bmorrow@goldgroup.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Castle Rock, Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 66
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: First 1882 assigned Phan Rang. Chuck A. where are you!!



Thursday 9/13/2007 11:43 AM
Name: CHARLIE MAYS
Homepage:
E-Mail: CMAYS@RUBY-COLLINS.COM
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: MARIETTA, GA.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 6/69 - 6/70
Section Assigned: 35TH FMS ENGINE SHOP
AFSC: 43250
Comments: WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE GUYS FROM THE ENGINE SHOP.



Sunday 9/16/2007 5:04 PM
Name: Frank Mertely
Homepage:
E-Mail: Merto@cox.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Scottsdale, AZ
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th CSG at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-70
Section Assigned: Base Commander
AFSC:
Comments: Served as Base Commander on this wonderful base. Great people all way round.



Tuesday 9/18/2007 8:22 AM
Name: Ed Cartwright
Homepage:
E-Mail: edlcartwright@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Memphis TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: NO assigned Det 1 38th ARRSq at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 6, 66 to Jan 1, 67
Section Assigned: Air rescue
AFSC: A57150
Comments: Was there from Jan 6, 66 to Jan 1, 67.



Tuesday 10/2/2007 8:12 AM
Name: Douglas Hamner
Homepage:
E-Mail: dwhamner@centurytel.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Ozark,Alabama
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 21st S&S CO.HQ 1st Log.command, US Army
When Assigned?: 1966 to 1967 Oct
Section Assigned: 21st S&S CO.HQ 1st Log.command, US Army
AFSC:
Comments: I ran the helliport in phan rang,we also had the ration yard,also the fuel tanks down by the air base. I left just before tet! Would like to hear from some of the guys that were in the 21st S&S.1st log!! Thanks for the web sight!! D.Hamner



Wednesday 10/17/2007 4:37 PM
Name: Lynn Marsh
Homepage:
E-Mail: lmarsh555@ameritech.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Dayton, Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jul 69--Jul 70
Section Assigned: Controller in tower
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Any controllers from 69-70 check in. What happened to Harry West (Maint GCA?) Knew Jerry O'Brien, Bob Adams, Mike Shields, and a cast of many. Went on an "authorized" bombing mission with No 2 Squadron, Aussie Canbarra (B-57), Dec. 1969. Many good memories, some not so good like when "charlie" blew up the "STRIP".



Saturday 10/27/2007 12:35 AM
Name: Bernie Camp
Homepage:
E-Mail: bcampjr@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Placerville, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jul 67 - Jul 68
Section Assigned: Flt Facilities/GCA
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Been quite a while since my last post. Went to AACS Alum convention in Vegas.. was great to see some old AF buddies. Larry Heister (Tower Sup) and meet you Gary. Hope to be able to attend next one in Branson and swap more stories.



Thursday 11/15/2007 1:15 PM
Name: Michael Landreth
Homepage:
E-Mail: merlinflynwizard@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Oklahoma City, Okla
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 435th MMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb 70-Feb 71
Section Assigned: 435th MMS
AFSC: 46150
Comments: Greetings & Welcome Home to All...just surfed in & found this site



Sunday 11/18/2007 1:31 PM
Name: Anita
Homepage:
E-Mail: amnorton67@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: DeLand, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: no assigned to 483rd and 485th GEEIA SQ
When Assigned?: October 1966 to December 1967
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: My father Stacy Barbour was stationed in Korat October 1966 to December 1967. He went TDY into Vietnam numerous times. I am trying to locate anyone who knew him and worked with him.



Tuesday 11/20/2007 9:20 AM
Name: Gerald Young
Homepage:
E-Mail: gywhatever@att.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Bloomingdale, IL
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 435th MMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May 1970- May 1971
Section Assigned: 435th MMS
AFSC: 46150
Comments: I am interested in finding some of the guys that worked in the bomb dump from May 1970- May 1971 including Sgt Skilling, Sgt Robert Wall, The "ski" that was from New York and burned up the flair table in the bomb dump. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone else that was stationed there at the same time I was.



Sunday 12/9/2007 2:30 PM
Name: Dick Hennessey
Homepage:
E-Mail: brady51h@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Durham, NC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1/69-12/69
Section Assigned: GCA
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Assigned Phan Rang Jan 3, 1969. Went TDY to Nha Trang May 69 to Oct 69. Returned to Phan Rang until 12/21/69. Wouldn't take a million dollars for the experiences but wouldn't give a nickel to do it again.



Wednesday 12/12/2007 6:42 AM
Name: Michael J Skrzynski, SSgt, USAF
Homepage:
E-Mail: marcouph@gmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Marco Island, FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: '67 - '68
Section Assigned: NCOIC, Ground Radio Maintenance
AFSC: 30454
Comments: I was assigned to set up maintenance procedures and schedules for the then brand new control tower. I was there for the first attack on Phan Rang in '68. I also maintained the AFRTS TV repeater on the hill. I used to hang with Sgt Bob Dauchy and airman Merrill T Rainwater (Chief). I see someone is looking for Bob Coleman. I don't have any contact info on him, but I did know him. We were stationed together @ Luke AFB, AZ before our trip to Nam. Nice site. Brings back a lot of memories.



Tuesday 1/22/2008 11:29 PM
Name: Charles J Murphy
Homepage:
E-Mail: CHARLESJMURPHY@MSN.COM
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Boise, ID
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to Detachment 22 - 30 Weather Squadron at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Oct 67 - Oct 68
Section Assigned: Admin
AFSC: 70270
Comments: Assigned as Chief Clerk, very small detachment. Worked close to flight line. Lived in tent for 6 months - than moved to barracks. I will neveer forget the NAM. Assigned to a Communications Squad at NHA Trang from Oct 68 - Oct 69.



Friday 1/25/2008 7:22 AM
Name: Eric Doyle
Homepage:
E-Mail: olar25@msn.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Cincinnati, OH
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: My Father Hugh F. Doyle passed away on 01/20/2007. He server proudly and will always be remebered.



Friday 1/25/2008 4:12 PM
Name: Howard Mann
Homepage:
E-Mail: calibeemann@pacbell.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Sacramento, California
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: '67 - '68
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30650
Comments: I was with the 485th GEEIA Squadron, Crptographics, from November 1966 to November 1967. Happened upon this site looking for a 485th GEEIA SQ patch. Would like to make contact with anyone that was there with me. Some names come to mind; Mike Fuller, Brad Seward.



Tuesday 1/29/2008 6:49 AM
Name: Jerry Kmieciak
Homepage:
E-Mail: sbt1049@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Ft Myers FL 239 466 7562
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: Feb 68 - May 69
Section Assigned: 22 TASS Binh Thuy
AFSC: 46250
Comments: 66-68 B-52s Guam ,68 -69 RVN; Binh Thuy 01s ,Udorn T28s, Phan Rang 01s, 02s; 0V-10s



Monday 2/11/2008 2:05 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: dobson5@bellatlantic.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Winthrop, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: Yes at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 66-67
Section Assigned: Telecommications/Outside Plant
AFSC: 36252
Comments: Has anyone else developed Tinnitus while being in the service? I was around the flight line running cables, with no ear protection, at Phan Rang.



Tuesday 2/12/2008 12:17 PM
Name: Randolph Zigelhofer
Homepage:
E-Mail: felton335@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Scotts Valley, California
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 35th FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 70 to Jan 71
Section Assigned: Transient Alert(TA)
AFSC:
Comments: Nice site. I was in Transient Alert(TA) during my assignment which means that I was operating a "Follow Me" truck. I have many good memories of my stay but would not want to do it over. One of my better memories was that I had a chance to catch a flight on our base bird "Road Runner" (C-47) and see a lot of Viet Nam from the air. I met friends from high school on the tarmac as they were waiting for their planes to be refueled or repaired. I went to Germany for four years after Nam and then two at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs. Got out and joined the California ANG for a couple more than got out.



Wednesday 2/13/2008 3:26 PM
Name: Roy King
Homepage:
E-Mail: roy king49@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Paragould, AR.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 435th MMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 2-69 2-70
Section Assigned: 435th MMS
AFSC:
Comments: Thank you for shareing all you have here. I enjoyed this.



Thursday 2/14/2008 8:48 PM
Name: Robert (Rip) Reposa
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobreposa@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Aurora, Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 35th FMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May 68 - May 69
Section Assigned: 35th FMS
AFSC:
Comments: Phan Rang Air Base with the Colorado Air National Guard. Assigned to the 35th Field Maintenance Squadron, aircraft electrical shop. Served augmenty duty (night perimeter guard) with the 35th Security Police Squadron during the TET Offensive.



Thursday 2/28/2008 5:16 AM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: bdpavva908@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Winthrop/MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1966/67
Section Assigned: Telecommications/Outside Plant
AFSC: 36251
Comments: Last July I put in a claim for Tinnitus, I aquired while iat Phan Rang, with the VA in Boston. I won the claim with some great work from the Vietnam Veterans of America rep in the JFK bldg in Boston. Go to your local Vietnam Veteran of America Chapter and talk with someone. You can find your local Chapter at www.vva.org there is a page to find your state chapter in your area.have any questions let me know. Good Luck.



Wednesday 3/12/2008 5:46 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: dholderness@tampabay.rr.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 68 - Apr 69
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Please note new e-mail address (dholderness@tampabay.rr.com)



Thursday 4/3/2008 9:09 PM
Name: Ed Ayres
Homepage:
E-Mail: brdawg12@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country:  
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 69 - Aug 70
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29170
Comments: Saw the comments concerning Richard Pearl...however, I believe that those of us who knew in the sq. called him "Ken"(?). Ken was killed about 7:35 a.m. in BX parking lot....but, he was on his way to CBPO to begin out processing for his return to CONUS....he had just left a "good-bye party" and was on foot... I remember this as if it was yesterday because Ken was lost two weeks to the day before I was supposed to leave... about two weeks before he was killed I passed Ken while he was working on his truck, and i made comment about "getting short"....Ken replied "Ed, you aint short until your're home"... early morning (sometime between midnight and +/- 2:a.m. we b.s.'s, over a couple brewskies, about the world and nothing much else...about 6:30a.m. I reported to the commcen: did my pre-shift checks, equip, read files, made sure that the frag repts had all gotten to the 315th, and so-on.... signed on shift at 7:a.m and at 7:40 learned that Ken had been lost..... "YOU AINT SHORT UNTIL YOUR'RE HOME"



Thursday 4/24/2008 8:21 AM
Name: Billie J. Crooks CMS Ret.
Homepage:
E-Mail: bj34546@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Seneca, SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1971
Section Assigned: Radio Maintenance
AFSC: 30474
Comments: My Email address has changed. Would like to hear from some of the 304x4s from this time period.



Saturday 5/24/2008 3:56 PM
Name: Will Kenley
Homepage:
E-Mail: tarheel101@carolina.rr.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Charlotte, NC
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 435MMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 7/68 - 8/69
Section Assigned: aircraft weapons specialist
AFSC: 46250
Comments: Not assigned to the 1882nd. I was in the 435MMS and also I was a security augementee and spent many nights in towers around the base from Jan. '69 till I left in Aug.



Wednesday 7/23/2008 6:27 AM
Name: Bob Wagner
Homepage:
E-Mail: wagsrb@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Madera,PA.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the US Army at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: June 1968 to June 1969
Section Assigned: US ARMY 21st S&S CO
AFSC:
Comments: I was in a small Army unit on the other side of the runway a lot of people didn't know we were there. Really enjoyed the pictures.



Tuesday 7/29/2008 6:22 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: I've established two new pages on military.com - one for the 1881 Comm Sq Cam Ranh RVN, and one for 616 AC&W Sq Wasserkuppe GE. Please feel free to join one or both. YOU CAN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT IF YOU CAN'T COMMUNICATE!



Tuesday 7/29/2008 8:36 PM
Name: Alan Chambers
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Citra FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 8TBS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1967-1968
Section Assigned: phase crew B-57
AFSC: 431xx
Comments:



Saturday 8/23/2008 12:22 PM
Name: Bill Ruane
Homepage:
E-Mail: ruaned@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Garnet Valley, Pa.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No TDY with 1st MOB
When Assigned?: Feb. 66 - Sept. 66
Section Assigned: GCA Maintenance
AFSC: 30351
Comments: Was TDY with the 1st Mob. We brought a Tacan, GCA unit and a lot of San McGoo beer on a C-124. The guys from the 101st AB were very impressed and helped us stow in a safe location. Remember A1C Moody, Jim Lombard, Junior Andrews, Fred Guthrie, Vic Taylor and 1st LT Millar



Saturday 8/23/2008 5:32 PM
Name: Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret
Homepage: http://www.veteranprograms.com
E-Mail: info@veteranprograms.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Highland, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: FANTASTIC Web Site! We have added a link to our monthly newsletter so that more veterans can be made aware of this tremendous resource. Also, please visit our web site to learn about hidden government benefits you are eligible for and how to significantly increase your service-connected compensation or VA pension.



Thusday 9/4/2008 1:09 PM
Name: Robert L. Cook
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: July 1968 - Aug 1969
Section Assigned: Telecomm Ops
AFSC: 29170
Comments:



Thursday 9/18/2008 4:34 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: This is for Robert L. Cook. Bob, I should know you, but your name does not ring a bell. I got there in April 1968 and left in April 1969. Started on the Switchboard, went to liaison between inside and outside plant, went TDY to Quang Tri for 3 months, then finished my tour in the Base Comm Center. Was an E4 Sgt at the time.



Wednesday 9/24/2008 7:35 AM
Name: Walter H Lollis Jr.
Homepage:
E-Mail: walter.lollis@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Williamston, SC 29697
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to Wasserkuppe Germany
When Assigned?: 69-73
Section Assigned: Security Police
AFSC: 54370
Comments: Assigned to the 616th ACW Squadron, Wasserkuppe Germany from October 69 thru July 73. I was the Pass and Registration clerk for the SP Unit.



Tuesday 9/30/2008 5:56 PM
Name: Joe Dempsey
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdemp7185@cox.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Las Vegas NV
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to Civil Engineering at Dalat
When Assigned?: Aug 68 - Sept 69
Section Assigned: CamLy AFLD, Dalat
AFSC: 54370
Comments: Was the only Civil Engineering guy at Dalat, run the generator plant at the AFLD for both the AF and Army and did the rest of the CE work. The Army area commander made me the NCOIC of the indigenous force gaurd mount at the AFLD, was very interesting. Worked a lot with SSgt Evans Long and TSgt Jack Morris. Our site chief was MSgt Tonni Simmons, one of the best NCOs I have ever had the pleasure to serve with . He use to loan me to all thgeunits in thearea to fix their generators. Stayed in the AF for a little over 30 years and retired as a Chief, in 1992 after we returned from Desert Shield/Storm. I am now a Civil Sevant as the Deputy Civil Engineer for an AF unit



Wednesday 10/8/2008 7:02 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: This is for Walter Jollis. I went from Phan Rang to Wasserkuppe. Was at the Kuppe from May 69 to May 72. Remember a lot of the cops, but your name doesn\'t ring a bell. I was with OL-A, Det 12 1945th Comm. The main cops I recall were Barta, Bryant, Auberman, and Klipsche. Hope to hear from you.



Monday 10/27/2008 8:16 PM
Name: Frank R. Payton, Jr.
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 14th SOW at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 22 May 1970-22 May 1971
Section Assigned: 14th SOW
AFSC: 70250
Comments: I came in country on 22 May 1970 assigned to the 31st TFW at Tuy Hoa AB. Later that year all Air Force personnel at Tuy Hoa were reassigned to other Air Bases in Vietnam. Full base operations at Tuy Hoa were turned over to the US Army. Hence, I was sent to Phan Rang in October and remained until 22 May 1971. This site is well done. Thanks to all responsible parties for putting this site together. Frank R. Payton, Jr., SMSgt, USAF (Retired)



Monday 11/24/2008 6:42 AM
Name: Charles (David) Zook
Homepage:
E-Mail: cdzook2@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Anderson, IN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sep70-Aug71
Section Assigned: Air Traffic Control
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Assigned To the GCA unit.



Monday 12/8/2008 3:11 PM
Name: John Barclay
Homepage:
E-Mail: jbarclay@ldcinc.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Eden Prairie, MN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1967
Section Assigned: Comm Squadron
AFSC: 30650
Comments: TDY from Cam Ranh Bay - Partied at Thop Shan on the beach and the strip - Failed to distinguish myself in any significant manner.



Wednesday 12/10/2008 4:50 PM
Name: Gary Berglund
Homepage:
E-Mail: berglundgn@mchsi.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th CAMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sept. 67-Sept. 68
Section Assigned: aircraft elect.
AFSC:
Comments:



Tuesday 2/17/2009 2:41 PM
Name: George M. Magrath
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Port Saint John, FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 5 May 68-3 May 69
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 36251
Comments: Retired 01 Aug 1984



Monday 2/23/2009 5:47 AM
Name: Don Holderness, CMSgt Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: This message is for George Magrath. George - do you remember the grenade that you found with only a match stick holding the handle in your bunk area? I think it was a thermite grenade. I retired from MacDill here in the Tampa area. Hope all is well with you.



Sunday 3/29/2009 2:53 PM
Name: Wendell Shaw
Homepage:
E-Mail: wendells@scrtc.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Edmonton, Kentucky
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to Det 22 30th Wea Sq at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sep. 1, 1969 -
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Hello to all my Happy Valley friends.



Monday 4/20/2009 6:12 PM
Name: John F Palmieri
Homepage:
E-Mail: john.palmieri@att.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Ft. worth Tx. 76180
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 22TASS 01 at Binh Thuy
When Assigned?: Jun 68 Jun 69
Section Assigned: 22TASS 01 & transient alert
AFSC: 43151A
Comments: I would like to hear from anyone stationed at Binh Thuy 68-69. I am very interested if there are any reunions. I have alot of memories to share.



Tuesday 4/21/2009 5:42 PM
Name: Frank J. Almodova
Homepage:
E-Mail: frankalmodova@hgkcommunication.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Las Vegas, Nevada
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th Transportation Squadron at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1970/1971
Section Assigned: Vehicle ops
AFSC: 60370
Comments: Aloha! Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me. Telephone (702)434-0921. My Address is 4911 Plata Del Sol Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121. I worked as a Vehicle Dispatcher and drove tractor trailors to and from Phan Rang and Cam Rahn AB. Hungout most of the time with the Hawaiian island boys.



Wednesday 4/22/2009 5:24 AM
Name: Don Brewer
Homepage:
E-Mail: don_brewer36@hotmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Grant, AL
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 315th TAW at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jun 70 - Jun 71
Section Assigned: 311TAS Exec Officer
AFSC: 7024
Comments: The 315TAW flew C-123's around Vietnam, hauling food, troops, ammo, water buffalo, or whatever needed moving. Phan Rang was quite a ride. Thanks to all who provided vital support. Without you nothing would have happened.



Sunday 5/17/2009 3:42 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: dobson5@bellatlantic.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1-66/1-67
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 36251
Comments: Signed in before. George Magrath ( AFCS 36251 ) Your the only one besides me I've seen with that AFCS. Send me an email. I would like to know how it was when you were there. I was there in 1966.



Friday 5/22/2009 2:02 AM
Name: Farrah Mae Lim
Homepage:
E-Mail: april_bloom08@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Las Vegas, Nevada
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I just want to ask anybody who knows Thomas or Thom deMars? He was assigned in mactan airbase. Pulled out in 1967.



Wednesday 5/27/2009 3:35 PM
Name: SFC John M. Bingham (RET)
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No U.S.Army (RET)
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned: 3
AFSC: 7024
Comments: Guess of Bruce Dobson, we are in Chapter 908 VVA together.



Wednesday 6/17/2009 7:13 AM
Name: Dennis R. Brazil
Homepage:
E-Mail: drb77058@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Houston, Tx
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Oct 1970-Sept. 71
Section Assigned: Comm Center, Switchboard
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Brought back many things and got email addresses of many of the guys I knew over there.



Friday 6/19/2009 5:51 AM
Name: Bobby Flack
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobby.flack@gmail.com
Referred By: Search Enginen
City/Country: Monrovia, MD
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan - Dec 1971
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29130
Comments: Just updating my email address. Worked in the comm center. 18 years old - what a trip!



Tueday 6/23/2009 10:52 AM
Name: Victor Diaz
Homepage:
E-Mail: vdiaz@epwu.org
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: El Paso Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: July Thru Dec 1971
Section Assigned: Orderly Room
AFSC: 70250
Comments:



Tuesday 7/14/2009 1:50 PM
Name: John B. (Jack) Smith
Homepage:
E-Mail: Hwkijack@Hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Papillion, NE
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 1876thCS at Tan Son Nhut RVN
When Assigned?: Sep 1969 - Jan 1970
Section Assigned: Radio Operations
AFSC: 29350
Comments: I was assigned to the 1876 Comm Sq, MARS station, AI8AIR, from Feb 69 - Feb 70. I arrived as an Amn from Keesler AFB & left as an A1C. My NCOIC was SSgt Cliff Givens. My trainer was SSgt Marty Miller & TSgt Joe Jaworski (SKI). We were the Net Control for all of SEA (Thailand & Vietnam). Can still remember making the phone patches & I do remember some notable ones - Met Sen Barry Goldwater $ made the phone patch to Gen Jimmy Stewarts aide when his son died in combat. I also remember phone patching home for some GIs going back to the field for their last tour - don't remember conversations but the scenarios. Email me if you were there during that time period. Never did radio again tho I loved what I did then - AF made me an admin guy & spent 23 yrs doing that - retired as MSgt (E-7) in 1994.



Tuesday 7/14/2009 5:59 PM
Name: Eddy Matthews
Homepage:
E-Mail: Tallonentx@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Enginen
City/Country: Spring, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35thSPS At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 68-69
Section Assigned: K-p
AFSC: 81150A
Comments: Great site. Brought back some good and some not so good memories. Thanks for putting it together.



Thursday 8/20/2009 11:03 PM
Name: Edward Gary Ranick
Homepage:
E-Mail: edr777@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Hamburg, New York
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 43rs Sig Bn at DaLat
When Assigned?: 69-70
Section Assigned: ELM Shop Kraus Compound
AFSC:
Comments: Pulled a lot of guard duty at Camly airfield 69-70. Was stationed down the road at Kraus compound with the 43rd sig bn in the Elm shop. Was on guard duty the night they blew up the fuel storage tanks with satchel charges. This was 2 weeks after they blew up part of the hotel in Dalat.



Sunday 8/30/2009 4:22 AM
Name: John Watling
Homepage:
E-Mail: jwatli1488@charter.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Apr 71 to Mar 72
Section Assigned: Comm. Center
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Updating my email address jwatli1488@charter.net.



Thursday 9/3/2009 7:07 PM
Name: Norman (Tom) Welker
Homepage:
E-Mail: normanwelker@comcast.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Wheatland, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1967 TDY/2-68 to 10-68 PCS
Section Assigned: Outside Plant
AFSC: 36274
Comments: I was 1st Mob team chief in Jun-Aug 1967; assigned PCS Feb-Oct 1968. Retired after 26 years at Beale AFB, CA in 1985/Msgt/1st Sgt.



Tuesday 9/22/2009 10:33 AM
Name: Gregory Gaffney
Homepage:
E-Mail: greggaffney@verizon.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Hummelstown, PA
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang & DaLat
When Assigned?: 1967
Section Assigned: Communictions OL-25
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Phan Rang was my main base, but spent most of 13 months at OL-25 in Dalat. Sgt Lakin had me go TDY to Dalat.



Saturday 10/10/2009 9:09 PM
Name: Brad Johnson
Homepage:
E-Mail: time4u@sbcglobal.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Vista, CA (San Diego)
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to Phu Cat, RVN
When Assigned?: August 1969 - March 1971
Section Assigned: 480th TFS
AFSC: 43151
Comments:



Sunday 10/25/2009 7:38 AM
Name: SSGT Walter Herron
Homepage:
E-Mail: noputpa@yahoo.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Doyle, Tennessee, 38559
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to Finance At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 69 thru April 1971
Section Assigned: Military Pay & Travel
AFSC: 67150
Comments: Had many friends in 1882. Made at least 15or 20 trips to Dalat to take care or their pay problems. They were great hosts. Phan Rang was the best duty in VN. My friend Tito Postigo and I used to have some great parties on the Finance patio. Had great finance officers. Loved the trips to Dalat & other TDY;s. Really miss my best friend Tito Postigo. Always carried .45 auto after race riots. Still miss my Phan Rang friends. Best of luck to all, this is a great site.



Wednesday 10/28/2009 6:43 PM
Name: Tom Sawyer
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Fremont, Nebraska
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Nov 66 Nov 67
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 36350
Comments:



Wednesday 11/11/2009 5:18 AM
Name: Don Holderness
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@verizon.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: It is Veteran's Day, which for me is a day of reflection. I would like to thank all 1882CS veterans for their sacrifice and service. I wish each of you long life and prosperity. God Bless.



Friday 11/27/2009 10:39 AM
Name: Louis Steve "Peacock" Anglin
Homepage:
E-Mail: gentow@vuewifimail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Searcy AR
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Oct 71 thru Mar 72
Section Assigned: Base Comm
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Closed out base comm in 72, then on to Tan Son Nhut, then on to NKP Thai. Crazy times with lots of memories.



Friday 11/27/2009 11:07 AM
Name: Jim Burden
Homepage:
E-Mail: jburden@cox.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Newport News, Virginia
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Dec 25, 66 to Oct 6, 1967
Section Assigned: Teletype Maintenance
AFSC: 36370
Comments: Arrived at Phan Rang on Christmas Day 1966 after only 3 months at Tan Son Nhut Comm Sq, Replaced SSgt McNeil as NCOIC of the Teletype Maintenandce. Remember the early days of the 1882 assignment, SMSgt Elmer Phenning was the First Sargent and he was a suvior of the Batan Death March. Remember Tom Sawyer who just signed the guess book, Bill Roof was Chief of Maintenance, SSgt Coleman and Bowden both Tacan shared space in our hootch, TSgt Glespie was NCOIC of the 291's SSgt Gramke arrived with me from Tan Son Nhut and we met in Arizona a couple of years ago. Nice site and the photo's brought back alot of memories. Phang Rang was the best assignment I had in the AF I retired in 79 at Langley AFB as NCOIC of Hospital Maintenance I cross trained out of Teletype/Crypto Masintenance when I returned from Germany in 1972. Would love to hear from anyone assigned during this time period.



Tuesday 12/1/2009 1:31 PM
Name: Bruce Gagliolo (GO)
Homepage:
E-Mail: gagliolo@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Dade City, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3/68 - 3/69
Section Assigned: Control Tower
AFSC: 27250
Comments: My second assignment after Keesler tech school. Came from Homestead AFB. Looking back, it was a good tour of duty with a great bunch of guys. Loved the job, loved the time down town an on the strip. Can't believe we drank the water from the coolers in the barracks. Good web site!



Tuesday 12/8/2009 7:23 PM
Name: Robert Randall
Homepage:
E-Mail: rrandall44@gmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Kansas City, MO
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 125ATC Dalat
When Assigned?: Dec 1966 to Jan 1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I found your site through Chuck Adkins. I was an Air Traffic Controller with the 125th ATC in Dalat Dec 1966 to Jan 1968 with the Army. I guess I qualify Air Force after graduating from Keesler AFB ATC School in Sep 1966? At any rate looking for anyone who was in Dalat and can fill me in on on Dalat/Camly Airport from 1968 on or needs information for the year of 1967 in Dalat. Thanks, Bob Randall



Monday 12/14/2009 3:20 PM
Name: Dylan Reposa
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Aurora, Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: My Father was in the 1882nd. This is a cool website, is was neat to see the pictures and stuff.



Monday 2/1/2010 8:42 AM
Name: James Dailey
Homepage:
E-Mail: cgarrett0829@wowway.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Columbus Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments:



Sunday 2/21/2010 12:32 PM
Name: Don Winfrey
Homepage:
E-Mail: dtwin88@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Toledo, Ohio
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 4/26/70 - 4/26/71
Section Assigned: Communications
AFSC:
Comments: Brings back many memories. I was eating eating beakfast in the snack bar the the morning Richard Pearl was taken from us. Heard the rocket go over and saw it land just a few feet from him. Most terrible day of the year. Hope to hear from some of those I was stationed with. Great web site glad In found it.



Thursday 3/18/2010 1:35 PM
Name: Richard Vacar
Homepage:
E-Mail: rvacar@hughes.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Cleveland, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: April 70-71
Section Assigned: Tower/GCA
AFSC:
Comments: Really excellent site which brought back many memories. Richard Pearl was a fellow poker player, and it was unfortunate he died just two weeks before heading home.



Sunday 3/28/2010 3:07 AM
Name: Greg Seaver
Homepage:
E-Mail: greg.seaver@gmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Mulino Oregon 97042
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 35FMS
When Assigned?: Dec 1970- 71
Section Assigned: Jet engine shop 35/kl315 field maint.
AFSC: 43250
Comments: I am trying to recall the beach where I served as an Augmentee but I don't know the name of it. I think there was a graveyard just outside the fenceline. There was a Aussie encampment immediately next door where ihad the good fortune to have a lunch of lobster and steak. The other side was flanked by a ROK encampment with 105's? I watched a nightime firefight from a bunker complete with red and yellow/orange tracers on the ground and flare drops ending with minigun fire but not sure if it was a Puff or a Spooky. Any help or info would be appreciated



Sunday 3/28/2010 3:08 PM
Name: A2C Ernest Neely
Homepage:
E-Mail: neelyil@sbcglobal.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: LaGrange, IL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Dec 1966 - Mar 1967
Section Assigned: Maintenance
AFSC: 30650-B
Comments: Served before being transferred to DaNang.



Sunday 4/18/2010 11:47 PM
Name: Charles J Murphy
Homepage:
E-Mail: charlie332009@live.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Eagle, Idaho
Assigned to 1882nd?: no assigned to Detachment 22 30th Weather Squadron
When Assigned?: Jan 1967- Jan 1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I was assiged to Detachment 22 - 30th Weather Squadron. We were a small organization, maybe 20 military personnel. I remember working on the flight line. Living in ten ts (than a hootch), and than barracks. I was also station at Nha Trang AFB from October 1968- October 69, I worked in Comminications I think It was the 1879th Communications Squadron.



Friday 4/23/2010 7:43 AM
Name: Monte L. "Buzz" Taets
Homepage:
E-Mail: mtaets@cox.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Oklahoma City, OK
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3/67 - 4/68
Section Assigned: GCA/TOWER
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Has been awhile, but am still among the living. Left the Air Force as an E6 and went to work for the FAA as a controller at Edwards AFB RAPCON and later at the TOWER/TRACON at Las Vegas. Retired medically started teaching at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. Have retired a couple times but they keep dragging me back. Used to see Rick Baird once in awhile, stopped in to see Tom Sawyer in NE a long time ago, worked with Bernie Camp in the FAA, and correspond with George Dent (former GCA Maint. Chief). Hope to hear from Larry Heister and that he is still well. (you must be really old Larry) Enjoyed my tour and the professionals I met, made friends, and worked with, but have no desire to return to Viet Nam. Any body for a game of Pinochle?



Friday 6/25/2010 7:53 AM
Name: Steve Taylor
Homepage:
E-Mail: staylor@castexenergy.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Humble, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1976-80
Section Assigned: Tower & PAR
AFSC: 27250
Comments: My Bergstrom years were great... Maj. Mullins, Sgts. Gossett & Carrol, worked in Tower with Sgt. Golden, Harris, Nash, Kirk, Vickers, Ochoa.... Send any info on upcoming reunions. STEVE



Friday 7/30/2010 12:12 PM
Name: Carl A. Derrick
Homepage:
E-Mail: caderrick@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Shreveport, La
Assigned to 1882nd?: Yes at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb 1969 - Feb 1970
Section Assigned: Crypto Maint.
AFSC:
Comments: I drifted back just to update email address and make mention of having been in contact with two of my old AF Vietnam buds since first visiting this site. Since my first visit here I have actually had the privilege of visiting with Bill Bethea and Richard Dixon. Two of my very best friends as a result of my Phan Rang service. Would love to locate and visit with others, but have a difficult time remembering names and hometowns of some of those guys. Would love to hear from you if you happen to spot this post and remember anything about Richard Dixon, Bill Beathea or Carl Derrick.



Saturday 8/28/2010 5:34 AM
Name: Alex Garcia
Homepage:
E-Mail: agarcia6347@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Arkansas City, Kansas
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned: Security Police
AFSC:
Comments: Lackland AFB,(Boot Camp & Tech School Dec 66-Mar 67), Birkenfeld, Germany, (6 months 67), Wasserkuppe, Germany 67-70, & Minot, North Dakota (8 months)



Tuesday 9/7/2010 6:42 AM
Name: Dave Skidmore
Homepage:
E-Mail: dskidmore@zoominternet.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Butler, PA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1990-1992
Section Assigned: ATC
AFSC: 27250
Comments:



Thursday 9/30/2010 11:11 AM
Name: Mike Grant
Homepage:
E-Mail: onlybgzy@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35SPS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan 71-Jan72
Section Assigned: Heavey Weapons
AFSC: 81170
Comments: Looking for info on army personnel we shot in the fenceline, any help please



Sunday 10/24/2010 6:58 PM
Name: Denee Martel
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdmartel@earthlink.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Huntington Beach, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I am the son of SSGT Gerry Martel and looking for those that served with him. He served Nov 67 through Nov 68 as a TTY Maint Supv in AFSC 36370 (Nov 67 - Mar 68) and AFSC 36350 (Apr 68 - Nov 68). Unfortunately, he passed away from natural causes less than a year after returning from Viet Nam when I was four years old. I would greatly appreciate hearing from any one who knew him. Thanks.



Thursday 12/23/2010 8:35 PM
Name: Bill Wilken
Homepage:
E-Mail: bucko0000@sbcglobal.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Trenton IL
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?: 1970
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: I was with the 557th light maintenance detachment attached to Phan Rang with the Army.



Wednesday 1/5/2011 9:09 AM
Name: Mike Van Sickle
Homepage:
E-Mail: vansicklemm@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 1881st at Cam Rahn Bay
When Assigned?: Jul 70 - Dec 70
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Just looking for any other RVN air traffic controllers I served with at Cam Rahn from July 70 to December. Also was at Bien Hoa from May 69 to May 70.



Friday 1/7/2011 10:44 AM
Name: Bob Martinez
Homepage:
E-Mail: namvet612@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Los Angeles, CA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to 35th Supply Squadron at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1967-1969
Section Assigned: 35th Supply Sq
AFSC: 64550
Comments: Arrived at Phan Rang on Dec 7, 1966 and left June 12, 1969. Met Jessie Rodrigues from the MARS station at he Airmen's Club and were friends until he left. Hung around the MARS station on going and met Trojanoski and Larry also. Great group of guys. Jessie came to visit me in Los Angeles in 1970 while visitong his brother, Alafred, at March AFB. God bless you all.



Monday 4/11/2011 8:32 AM
Name: SSGT Gary R. Smith
Homepage:
E-Mail: vfw6241@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Mercersburg, Pa.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1970
Section Assigned: Ground Radio Maint
AFSC: 30474
Comments: Worked in the control tower and helped take care of Giant Voice.Worked with Sgt Pearl on several projects.I had just returned to the U. S. when I heard about Pearl.



Thursday 4/28/2011 4:17 PM
Name: Kenneth E. Shallenberger
Homepage:
E-Mail: Shallie374@Charter.Net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Victorville, Ca
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sept 71 to Dec 71
Section Assigned: Training Adnministrator
AFSC: 75172
Comments: Remember some of the people assigned to Phan Rang 82nd Comm, but been to many years since that time. Transfered to 1876 Comm in Dec 1971 and then transfered to Comm Gp at Tan Son Nhut in Feb 1972. This was my last tour of a three tour showing.



Sunday 5/8/2011 4:14 PM
Name: Robert (Bob) Dauchy
Homepage:
E-Mail: riverbendbob@
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Taylors, SC 29687
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 09/67 - 09/68
Section Assigned: Flt Facilities Maint.
AFSC: 304X1
Comments: My service with 1882nd at Phan Rang was a special time in my life. Spent many days with Aussie Comm Gp and hung out with Mike and Merril up on the hill and at the beach. Still in touch with them on computer.Many years ago and many wonderful memories.



Sunday 5/15/2011 3:38 PM
Name: Jon Alexander
Homepage:
E-Mail: fltexam@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Lacey, WA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1970-1971
Section Assigned: Control Tower
AFSC: 27270
Comments: After tour in Phan Rang, retired and became a Captain for a regional airline. I was also an FAA Pilot Examiner for over 30 years. I have had the privilege to meet a lot of folks that were stationed at Phan Rang. Some Red Horse Pilots took a picture of Phan Rang for me, from the shrine coming down the hill from Dalat in 2004.



Monday 5/30/2011 9:20 AM
Name: BJ Crooks
Homepage:
E-Mail: chiefcrooks@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Seneca, SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned: Radio Maint
AFSC: 30474
Comments: Jon, I was just thinking of something that you might think is funny. I worked in the Radio Maintenance shop in the control tower and the Weather station for Phan Rang during 70 and the first part of 71. The Weather station would call the tower number for a time hack. Every so often, the Tower would call the Weather station for a time Hack. BJ.



Monday 5/30/2011 6:17 PM
Name: Charles Estes
Homepage:
E-Mail: charlesestes@click1.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Humboldt, Tn.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 70-71
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30650
Comments: Remember the red rocket over the entrance. met some great guys over there.



Wednesday 6/29/2011 8:23 AM
Name: Jim Moore
Homepage:
E-Mail: jmoore08@hughes.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Yazoo City, MS
Assigned to 1882nd?: No TDY to Phan Rang from 485th GEEIA
When Assigned?: 1970-71
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30650
Comments: I was TDY to Phan Rang several times. In fact I celebrated my 21st birthday there in 1971. Had a great party at our patio with guys from Australian 2nd SQ. Phan Rang was one of the best bases that I visited while in Nam, good base with some really good people.



Sunday 7/10/2011 8:09 PM
Name: Tom Ross
Homepage:
E-Mail: trross@live.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1987-1991
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments:



Monday 7/25/2011 10:52 AM
Name: Don Holderness
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@yahoo.comt
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 1968-Apr 1969
Section Assigned: Ops
AFSC: 29150
Comments: I have sad news for anyone who knew Tobie D. Castle (TSgt Ret, 29170). He passed away on Saturday, 23 Jul 2011. Tobie helped train me at Osceola AFS, WI. We hooked-up during our multiple tours in Vietnam. He came to see me in Germany in 1971 from Incirlik Turkey, and on that trip we ran the streets of Amsterdam. I last saw him in Minot ND. His assignments included: Wheelus AB Libya, Osceola WI, Tan Son Nhut & Cam Ranh AB RVN, Carswell AFB TX, The Pentagon, and Minot AFB ND. He was one of my oldest AF buddies, and I will miss him dearly.



Saturday 8/6/2011 11:55 AM
Name: Joe Kaupa
Homepage:
E-Mail: jnkaupa@embarqmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Plainview, Minnesota
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang with the 35th SPS
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Panter Flight
AFSC: 27270
Comments: Looking for men that I served with as I can not remember many names, It has been so long. I will never forget Jan 26, 1969 "Tet" when we were hit on 3 sides of the base by rockets,motars and sapper teams. I remember Sgt Capoto's K-9 saved his life that night.



Sunday 8/21/2011 11:30 AM
Name: Don Holderness CMSgt Retired
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 1968-Apr 1969
Section Assigned: Det @ Quang Tri (1st Combat Eval Gp)
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: Anyone who was at any of the 1st Combat Eval (Combat Sky Spot) sites should be aware that the Combat Sky Spot web site is soon to offer patches, hats & lapel pins. After my time at Quang Tri, returning to Phan Rang was like going on R&R.



Thursday 9/1/2011 3:26 PM
Name: Robert Purdy
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobp@purdybros.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Knoxville, TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 67-68
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Work in Comm center as Teletype and Data processing equipment repairman..



Thursday 9/1/2011 8:27 PM
Name: Jerry Standard
Homepage:
E-Mail: daveycr561@q.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Pueblo Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 1968-Aug 1969
Section Assigned: ALCE Comm Center
AFSC: 29170
Comments: Interesting and exciting tour.I was NCOIC of the ALCE Comm center located on the flight line @ Phan Rang. I served with many good men who were very dedicated.



Friday 9/2/2011 11:29 AM
Name: Frank M. Backes III
Homepage:
E-Mail: backesf@usmi.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Gulfport , Mississippi 39503
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 1883rd Squadron
When Assigned?: Mar 68 - Mar 69
Section Assigned: Crypto Maint
AFSC: 306X0
Comments: I've been all over the south for the last forty plus years. Happy to see so many guys out there looking for one another. Some of the guys I remember are: SSgt Joe Potts, SSgt Jack Woodcock, Sgt Cleary Nason (Clarence A.), Sgt Spence, Sgt Bill Buckner, Sgt Ford, MSgt Waugh, Sgt Kanishigi, Ellis, Schiffgen, There are more but these will do for now. Call , write, or E-mail at 20019 Old Mans Cove in gulfport Cel 228-342-2876. I'd be happy to say HELLO - Frank



Wednesday 9/7/2011 12:59 AM
Name: Bob Kretz
Homepage:
E-Mail: pdspres@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Fort Worth, Texas
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3/69 - 3/70
Section Assigned: Control Tower
AFSC: 27250
Comments: Remember Chief Lloyd, MSsgt Williams, SSgt Dave Campbell, TSgt Delyale, CATCO Capt. "Charlie Brown". Also remember "Thunder Chicken" our mascot F-100. Remember when we could go to "The Strip" until they blew it up and took the Aussie bus to the beach! Also the night base attacks by "Charlie" and "Shadow" AC-119s letting loose on them. Retired a MSgt and have been with the FAA since 1989. I'm on Facebook and the USAF group on Facebook.



Monday 9/12/2011 2:36 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: public_affairs@vva908.org
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Winthrop, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 2-66/1-67
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 36251
Comments: If you served at PR like I did you have a chance of contracting CLL. I had blood work done this past July and the White Blood Count was high. I have Grade 0, CLL. I have no idea what is going to happen. So many in my home town of Winthrop MA, have had heart & prostate problems, from Nam. A simple CBC test will show up CLL. Imagine it being dormate for 47 years. Is this one of the Blood problems that will be given to my children & grand children. The guys in combat now are going to have their problems too.



Thursday 9/22/2011 7:45 PM
Name: Bruce Gagliolo
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 68-69
Section Assigned: Control Tower
AFSC: 27250
Comments:



Wednesday 10/5/2011 12:39 PM
Name: Bobby Flack
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobby.flack@gmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Monrovia, MD
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan - Dec 1971
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29150
Comments: It looks like all Vietnam vets are entitled to care for a large list of diseases associated with Agent Orange. Basically, if you served there, it is assumed you were exposed. Here is a link to a good resource page with more info, including how to contact the VA for disability care or payments: http://www.vetshome.com/Agent_Orange.htm . Good luck, everyone. Bobby



Monday 9/12/2011 2:36 PM
Name: Don Holderness CMSgt Retired
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico/Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 1968-Apr 1969
Section Assigned: Operations
AFSC: 291X0
Comments: 1964 Flt 1085, 3703BMTS, Lackland AFB, TX 1964-1966 674 Radar Sq (ADC), Osceola AFS, WI 1966-1967 1881 Comm Sq (AFCS), Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN 1967-1968 301 Air Refueling Wg (SAC), Lockbourne AFB, OH 1968-1969 1882 Comm Sq (AFCS), Phan Rang AB, RVN 1968 TDY 3 Mo Det-26 1 Cmbt Eval Gp (SAC Cmbt Sky Spot) Quang Tri, RVN 1969-1972 OL-A Det-12 1945 Comm Sq (AFCS), Wasserkuppe AS, GE 1972-1975 Det 5 1918 Comm Sq (AFCS), Billy Mitchell Fld, Milwaukee, WI 1975-1978 1979 Comm Sq (AFCS), RAF Lakenheath, UK 1978-1982 1816 & 1817 Reserve Advisor SQ (AFCS/AFCC) Glenn L. Martin SAP, Baltimore, MD 1982-1984 Hq Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO), Naples, IT 1984-1988 NATO Comm & Electronic Systems Agency, Brussels 1988-1990 Hq US Special Operations Command, Mac Dill AFB, FL 1990-2007 Dirt Bag Defense Contractor Mostly Supporting SOF Worldwide 2007 Retired for good. Would love to hear from anyone from the above assignments. List does not include a TDY to Rhein Main AB, GE in 1969.



Tuesday 11/1/2011 11:07 AM
Name: Richard Hartney
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Norwood Pa
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 35th USAF Dispensary at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 9/70 9/71
Section Assigned: 35th usaf dispensary
AFSC: 90650
Comments:



Friday 11/11/2011 11:11 PM
Name: Lee Moore
Homepage:
E-Mail: wilee1348@gmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Salem, Oregon
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to the 35th AMS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3 June 69
Section Assigned: Autopilot Maintenance Shop
AFSC: 32550
Comments: I was in the 35th AMS, Autopilot Maintenance Shop, June 69-70. Hard to beleive it has been over 40 years now. Our squadron barracks were up above the chow hall, just below the MARS station.



Sunday 12/4/2011 5:10 PM
Name: Gerald Hartley
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Gig Harbor Wa.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to the 315th
When Assigned?: 1967-1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Was with the 315th 1967-68. We lived in the RMK barracks..



Wednesday 12/7/2011 4:09 AM
Name: Jeff Haeseker
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:  
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:  
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Dad was assigned there (70250) July 1966 -1967. Found this site and told him about it. Was very excited about it.



Wednesday 12/7/2011 1:47 PM
Name: William T"Will" Rudd
Homepage:
E-Mail: willrudd@msn.com
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: Shalimar
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned to 389th TFS, 366th TFW
When Assigned?: March 1966
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 115F
Comments: Deployed fm Holloman to Phan Rang in March 1966 as pilot in389th TFS of the 366th TFW. Arrived before new AM-2 Rwy was complete. Spent 1st three days constructing our own hootches with mat'ls fm Red Horse. Flew combat msns until Oct 10, 1966 when switched places with B-57s of the 8th/13th BS at Da Nang..



Wednesday 12/14/2011 8:27 PM
Name: Frederick Matthes
Homepage:
E-Mail: fdmatt@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Madison, Ms
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 12/68-12/69
Section Assigned: Orderly Room
AFSC: 30650F
Comments: I was the Personnel Specialist assigned to the 1882 Comm Sq.



Wednesday 12/21/2011 1:23 PM
Name: Mike Hill
Homepage:
E-Mail: rmikehill1947@gmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Lyman SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1970-1971
Section Assigned: Crypto Maint Red Rocket Comm Ctr
AFSC: 30650F
Comments: This assignment had it ups and downs and it's major down was the loss of Sgt Pearl. He was so close to going home and then the unspeakable happened. It was a sobering thing to walk past the BX and see the hole in the red clay and his blood. I do remember a funny thing, he was working on the Big Voice system at the top of a pole and then he was coming down...and yelled and then was at the top of the pole screaming at the top of his lungs...snake! Just another day in Viet Nam. I do remember the first day in country and my first shower, when Lisa, the hooch maid, came into the shower, removed all of her clothes, started showering next to me and said "What new dude?" MPC day/C day was fun to watch. The hooch maids trying to get someone to exchange the old MPC for the new. I saw it go for 10 cents on the dollar. I wonder how many TV's went off base in trash cans? I remenber Bitch, our hooch dog and Zero her prized pup. They took Bitch and all of the other dogs away, t hey were afraid of rabies on base...so they trucked them miles away. In a week, she was back again covered in tar. I remember 2 major attacks of food poisoning and Shadow and Spooky working over the back of the base at night to keep out the Zappers. I remember someone went crazy at the airmans club and sprayed a few rounds from some M16's. White Horse, ginseng wine, illegal helo rides, midnight chow at the 315th, the old blue Dodge truck, monsoon rains, rats and cockroaches that fight back were fond memories. I remember going to the Aussie snack bar for real hamburgers and eating steaks on a regular basis as someone had traded the Army some communication time to the US, for a few cases of steak. We could not get parts for the DSTE comm system so we had to use the Univac 1020 lights in the page printer to make it work. I also could not understand why Coke was was 25 cents and beer was 10 cents not to mention the liquor ration card would keep anyone on the 12 step plan for years... and that brings me to the Commune in barracks 408. Those were some of the craziest people that were ever placed on this earth. But most important thing that I do remember were the friendships that were made and the good times that were experienced a long way from home.



Monday 1/9/2012 4:04 PM
Name: Chuck Adkins
Homepage:
E-Mail: Chuck8021@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Jacksboro, Tn/Oscoda, MI
Assigned to 1882nd?: At Phan Rang and DaLat
When Assigned?: 1966-67
Section Assigned: Comm Van/Dalat Van
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Anyone from 66-67 time period know a Clyde Robert Mayo? His grandson just contacted me looking for any info on his grandfather. If so, send me an e-mail and I will put you in touch with the grandson.



Sunday 2/12/2012 2:46 AM
Name: Frank Lazo
Homepage:
E-Mail: flazo20@hotmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Craig, Alaska
Assigned to 1882nd?: No TDY with the 485EIS at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1971
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 361XX
Comments: . Surfed in... Phang Rang was the last TDY before Deros. To all, Welcome Back to the World. Thank you all and welcome home!



Sunday 2/19/2012 11:27 AM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Update on my CLL. I was awarded a 100% disability from the VA in January. So get your CBC from your doctor if you had boots on the ground. We all had a chance of getting screwed up from AO.



Monday 2/27/2012 8:54 AM
Name: Pete Hooper,CMSgt (Ret)
Homepage:
E-Mail: faanavlo@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Jacksonville, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: No TDY
When Assigned?: 1962, 1967-1968
Section Assigned: 35th usaf dispensary
AFSC: 27299
Comments: Found a few names of folks that I have known. Was TDY to RVN in 1962 from Osan, Korea, then PCS to Cam Ranh Bay in 1967-1968.Cross-trained into ATC in 1969 from an aircrew member, had a great career then went onto another 25 year career with the FAA



Sat 3/17/2012 3:30 PM
Name: William R. Minter Jr.
Homepage:
E-Mail: robminter@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Jackson, MS
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: My father, CMSgt William R. Minter Sr. was 1st Sgt. in 1966, from March to October and the CO was Maj. Arnet. Dad retired in 1971 in Magee, MS. where he still lives. Dad will Be 95 in October. My brother was in the Marines in Vietnam the same time as Dad and I had just graduated from Navy boot training when he went to Vietnam. Dad often talks about his time in Vietnam with your unit.



Friday 6/8/2012 4:21 AM
Name: Silverio A Fortes
Homepage:
E-Mail: fortbap@gmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: East Providence RI 02914
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1965-1966
Section Assigned: TDY From 1st MOB
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Update on my CLL. I was awarded a 100% disability from the VA in January. So get your CBC from your doctor if you had boots on the ground. We all had a chance of getting screwed up from AO.



Sunday 6/24/2012 9:09 AM
Name: Don K. Holderness, CMSGt Retired
Homepage:
E-Mail: donho8157@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Valrico, Florida
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Mar 68 - Apr 69
Section Assigned: SWBD, CommCen, Tel Survey, Quan Tri
AFSC: 293/291
Comments: Sad to report the death of Colonel Glen Giddings (1882 CC as a Major) on Saturday 23 Jun 2012.



Friday 7/20/2012 7:09 PM
Name: John G. Daniel, TSGT USAF RET
Homepage:
E-Mail: jdaniel3@bresnan.net
Referred By: E-Mail
City/Country: LA JUNTA, CO
Assigned to 1882nd?: No
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 30373
Comments: VERY NICE. JD Lima Site 85



Monday 7/23/2012 12:34 PM
Name: John C Goodwyn
Homepage:
E-Mail: ljgoodwyn@verizon.net
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Lancaster
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Assigned 37FMS at Phu Cat
When Assigned?: Feb 1968-Feb 1969
Section Assigned: 37FMS/AGE
AFSC:
Comments: I was with the 37thFMS in 1968. I'm trying to locate my buddys from AGE. please contact me withe current e-mail address. hope all is well and in good health and God bless. John Goodwyn



Monday 11/12/2012 12:39 PM
Name: Alex (AJ) Harrilchak
Homepage:
E-Mail: alexharrilchak@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Pinehurst, TX
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Aug 68 - Jul 69
Section Assigned: Comm Squadron
AFSC: 21950
Comments: Remember Christmas 1968



Name: J Barry Schuman
Homepage:
E-Mail: caverdad@netzero.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Centennial, Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 3/67-3/68
Section Assigned: 1882nd Communications Sq.
AFSC:
Comments: Great group of fellow airmen to serve with.



Thursday 1/10/2013 2:18 PM
Name: Robert L. Cook
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Salina, KS
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1968-1969
Section Assigned: Base Comm
AFSC: 29170
Comments:  



Monday 1/14/2013 1:32 PM
Name: Ted Trojanowski, MSgt, USAF, Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: usaf_ted@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: New Port Richey, Fla
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May '68 May '69
Section Assigned: Tac Radio/MARS Sta
AFSC: 293X0
Comments: Worked at the MARS station running phone patches for guys back to the world...I do remember Jan 26, 1969 when we got clobbered with rockets/mortars and even a perimeter penitration...remember taking our radios out to the boonies so some of the Army guys could get calls home...Stars and Stripes did a big piece on us for doing that (wish I could get hold of that edition)...if you ever came up to the MARS sta, you should remember our dog (small shephard) named TIGER...also worked the bar in the NCO club dining room...you may remember me from there...



Sunday 2/17/2013 12:02 PM
Name: Hilton Williams
Homepage:
E-Mail: hlwilliams13@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Atlanta, GA
Assigned to 1882nd?: no Assigned to 35th TFW
When Assigned?: 1966 - 1967
Section Assigned: J57 engine maintenance
AFSC: 43XXX
Comments: Assigned to support the 35th TFW, F100 Aircraft. Started in June 1966 thru early 1967. Was transferred to Phu Cat AB until April 1968 (1 1/2 year tour). Would like to hear from anyone stationed at Phan Rang or Phu Cat during that time.






Monday 1/14/2013 1:32 PM
Name: Ted Trojanowski, MSgt, USAF, Ret
Homepage:
E-Mail: usaf_ted@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: New Port Richey, Fla
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May '68 May '69
Section Assigned: Tac Radio/MARS Sta
AFSC: 293X0
Comments: Worked at the MARS station running phone patches for guys back to the world...I do remember Jan 26, 1969 when we got clobbered with rockets/mortars and even a perimeter penitration...remember taking our radios out to the boonies so some of the Army guys could get calls home...Stars and Stripes did a big piece on us for doing that (wish I could get hold of that edition)...if you ever came up to the MARS sta, you should remember our dog (small shephard) named TIGER...also worked the bar in the NCO club dining room...you may remember me from there...



Sunday 2/17/2013 12:02 PM
Name: Hilton Williams
Homepage:
E-Mail: hlwilliams13@bellsouth.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Atlanta, GA
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned to the 35TFW at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1966 - 1967
Section Assigned: J57 engine maintenance
AFSC: 43XXX
Comments: Assigned to support the 35th TFW, F100 Aircraft. Started in June 1966 thru early 1967. Was transferred to Phu Cat AB until April 1968 (1 1/2 year tour). Would like to hear from anyone stationed at Phan Rang or Phu Cat during that time.



Wednesday 3/20/2013 5:59 PM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: public_affairs@vva908.org
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Winthrop, MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1-66/67
Section Assigned: 1882nd
AFSC: 36251
Comments: There will be a reunion for anyone assigned to Phan Rang, Lookup Happy Valley on face book. It will be Oct 2013.



Monday 5/20/2013 4:03 PM
Name: Ernest Neely
Homepage: www.primerica.com/neely
E-Mail: NeelyIL@sbcglobal.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: LaGrange, IL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Jan & Feb 1967
Section Assigned: Trouble/Maintence Desk/NCMO
AFSC: 30650
Comments: Spent my first two months at Binh Thuy AFB with the 1880th Comm Sq, then two months at Phan Rang. My final 8 months were at DaNang with the 1972nd Comm Sq.



Saturday 8/10/2013 9:28 AM
Name: Robert (Bob) Purdy
Homepage:
E-Mail: bobp@purdybros.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Knoxville,TN
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1967-1968
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 36350
Comments:



Thursday 8/29/2013 11:44 AM
Name: John Parker
Homepage: facebook (John Parker) WA ST
E-Mail: paparo45@yahoo.com
Referred By: Web Ring
City/Country: Ephrata, Wa. 98823
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1970-1971
Section Assigned: AFCS control tower
AFSC:
Comments: I was in the control tower then I went to the GCA unit until I left country. ~Thanks folks, John Parker.



Friday 10/11/2013 9:00 PM
Name: John Ziegler
Homepage:
E-Mail: jbziggy@earthlink.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Deltona, Fl
Assigned to 1882nd?: no assigned to 35th Civil Engineers at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May 70-May71
Section Assigned: 35 CES
AFSC: 54570
Comments: I came to Phan Rang after first being sent to Pleiku then Tuy Hoa and then Aug 70 to May 71 to Phan Rang. Remember barracks were just at the bottom of the hill below the NCO club. Amazing I also met a guy Ed Amy who I went to school with and who was in the air force SPs. I met a lot of good people during my time. If anyone was there in the air conditioning shop, or Civil Engineers please contact me. Amazing how much I have forgotten I guess time does change things.



Wednesday 11/27/2013 7:53 PM
Name: Mike Hatcher
Homepage:
E-Mail: mksrocket@cox.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Warner Robins, GA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Oct 68 - Apr 70
Section Assigned:
AFSC: 304x4
Comments: I knew Pearl and had left for the states just a month or two before he was killed. It was a couple of years before I heard. He was a good guy - quiet but friendly - our token "pole climber".



Wednesday 1/15/2014 4:35 AM
Name: Bruce Dobson
Homepage:
E-Mail: public_affairs@vva908.org
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Winthrop MA
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1966/67
Section Assigned: Telephone Mtc inside plant
AFSC: 36251
Comments: There will be a reunion of all personnel that served at Phan Rang AB on Oct 9-11 see details on facebook at Happy Valley Phan Rang AB.



Saturday 2/1/2014 6:12 PM
Name: Sam Aloia
Homepage:
E-Mail: puppasam@att.net
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Washington Twp., Michigan
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1971
Section Assigned: Telephone operator
AFSC:
Comments: Anyone remember "Flea" think he was from the east coast.



Thursday 6/5/2014 8:50 AM
Name: Darrell Freeman
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Panama City Beach FL
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: May 1968
Section Assigned: TARE
AFSC: 291X0
Comments:



Thursday 6/12/2014 4:11 PM
Name: Robert Jolley
Homepage:
E-Mail: robertjolley122@comcast.net
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Murfreesboro, Tn 37129
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Dec 70-Sept 71
Section Assigned: Mars Station
AFSC: 29353
Comments: MARS NCOIC SSgt Melvin Warren. Sgt Davis, Sgt MARK Darcy, Sgt Obermyer, A1c Barry Kiel, A1c Stottlemeyer, A1C Ferber and Myself were all mars operators. LtCol Glen Giddings Commander. Cannot remember First Shirt Name but have a picture of him getting head shaved before Deros. He bet us that we could not raise an amount of money to pay for a life saving medical procedure for a girl in Texas. We did it and he went home bald to his wife. He was one of the best first shirts that I ever served under.



Monday 6/16/2014 2:53 PM
Name: Robert Spence
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?:
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments:



Saturday 8/9/2014 7:27 PM
Name: Barry Jenkins
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Bergstrom
When Assigned?: 1988-1991
Section Assigned: Maintenance
AFSC:
Comments: Chief of Logistics 1988-1991



Monday 10/6/2014 6:20 PM
Name: Mike Hill
Homepage:
E-Mail: Rmikehill1947@gmail.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Lyman, SC
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 70-71
Section Assigned: Crypto
AFSC: 30650F
Comments: I just came back in to update my email address. I would like to hear from anyone from the 1882nd.



Thursday 12/11/2014 10:43 AM
Name: Robert O. Coogan
Homepage:
E-Mail: robertocoogan@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Rumford. R I.
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 03-1968-03-1969
Section Assigned: Wire Maint. Outside Plant
AFSC:
Comments: I wonder if "Tom" Welker remembers driving down Nui Dat Mt. and the brakes gave out!



Sunday 12/21/2014 9:23 AM
Name: Nick Bosiljevac
Homepage:
E-Mail: nbosiljevac@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Des Moines, Iowa
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 8/68-8/69
Section Assigned: Comm Center TTY
AFSC: 29150
Comments: Remember those times. Some good memories except for when I had to go home on E leave cause my brother in law, a Marine, was KIA while I was over there. Remember a bunch of us and some Aussies stealing a 6/6 one night then stealing the Red Rocket. To all of my brothers, have a happy holiday season.



Saturday 1/17/2015 6:20 AM
Name: Terry L Tyner
Homepage:
E-Mail: terrytyner@cinergymetro.net
Referred By: Facebook
City/Country: Wabash
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969
Section Assigned: Control Tower
AFSC: 27270
Comments: I think I will join Very interesting.



Saturday 1/24/2015 10:21 AM
Name: Lee Hoppe
Homepage:
E-Mail: 55beluga@gmail.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: SANDY
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb 70
Section Assigned: Comm Center
AFSC: 29150
Comments:



Saturday 1/31/2015 9:38 AM
Name: Robert E Dauchy
Homepage:
E-Mail: riverbendbob@gmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Taylors
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Sep 67- Sep 68
Section Assigned: Flight Facilities Maintenance/TACAN
AFSC: 30471
Comments:



Wednesday 2/18/2015 12:29 PM
Name: Herbert L Swanhart
Homepage:
E-Mail: SwanhartHL@aol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Pearl City
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Nov 1969 to Aug 1970
Section Assigned: Base Communications Center
AFSC: 29170
Comments:



Thursday 2/19/2015 10:26 PM
Name: Linda Ho
Homepage:
E-Mail: kristinaphuong05@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Philadelphia, PA.
Assigned to 1882nd?: No Worked at NCO Club at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: 1969-1971
Section Assigned: NCO Club
AFSC:
Comments: I work at the nco club selling food and beer in evening also housekeeping. Would love to get intouch with anyone working the main office personnel checking ID and punch card.



Wednesday 2/25/2015 5:40 PM
Name: Walter M. Leiker
Homepage:
E-Mail:
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Aurora, Colorado
Assigned to 1882nd?: No assigned 140TFW
When Assigned?:  
Section Assigned:
AFSC:
Comments: Assigned to 120TFS/140TFW Colorado Air Guard/Wing First Sergeant.



Friday 2/27/2015 10:00 AM
Name: Msg Dave Fontenot (Ret)
Homepage:
E-Mail: fontenotdavids@yahoo.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country:
Assigned to 1882nd?: at Phan Rang
When Assigned?: Feb 1970 - Jan 1971
Section Assigned: Control Tower Radio Maint
AFSC: 30454
Comments: My first entry had my assigned dates wrong. Hope all is fine. May God bless us all.



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