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Oakland, VA USA - Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 15:45:27 (EDT)
Well a few more weeks of rehab on my left knee . But, will have to have shots in the right knee to make it through the reunion. Don't know much walking or standing I can do. Haven't heard back about the results of the echocardiogram the doctor had me do. No word is good I guess. Will be 70 on the 13th of June. Hope us folks get repaired so, we can enjoy life.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 21:47:12 (EDT)
I just pulled the address out so no need to post it for me thanks
George B
Somerset Ma, USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 14:02:32 (EDT)
I lost the address of the hotel for this years reunion so could someone post it
George B
Somerset ma, USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 08:35:06 (EDT)
Ken and Alex...prayers. Fred? Any word.? L-G
gently
USA - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 20:35:53 (EDT)
Thanks for your thoughts as she did get approved and had her CATscan yesterday morning. Her having CampVA has been great but I guess with all insurance plans we find limits when we need them. Than she got another apt for a Doctor who she looked up and found nothing but bad comments about. So next week she needs to find another one seeing we feel it would just be a waste of time seeing a guy no one likes. I know everyone here knows that wanting answers and having to wait is the worse part.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00:50 (EDT)
Ken your wife is in our thoughts and prayers. You both will be missed at the reunion.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, May 20, 2016 at 18:53:56 (EDT)
Ken, I will keep your wife in prayer.
Rev John C Sartor, Sr
USA - Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:50:33 (EDT)
KEN VERY SORRY BOUT YOUR WIFE AND I very much will miss not seeing you at this reunion cause its been 3 sense I been to any.
George B
Somerset Ma, USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 21:13:32 (EDT)
KEN, the very best wishes for your wife. She is a very nice lady.
alvis
USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:44:20 (EDT)
THAT LOW LIFE THAT SHOULD HELP NAM VET IS A LAWYER FOR THE VA I CANT GET ON THAT SIGHT BUT IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THEN YOU CAN DO THAT HE MAKING ALL THE ONE THAT GAVE IT ALL TO HAVE A VET LIKE HIM & HE DRIVE A ROSE ROYCE HE WONT TALK TO THE NEWS HE THE LOWEST THING ON THIS EARTH .
Art
USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:02:19 (EDT)
Art I also saw it on the News. Mostly what got me was the one guy also works for the VA making a six figure income on top of his 60K he pays himself out of donations. Also back to a point about our group. No one charges for anything we do. In fact without any names some spend a lot of money out of pocket. So again we may not be the best run group but we do pretty well.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:35:29 (EDT)
HI did you see on face book about two nam vets starting a group to raise money for nam vet in 4 years raze $ 27 mill & gave nam vet a 2 %
Art
USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:50:07 (EDT)
Alex and all my Brothers it has been a little hit & miss on the DC trip but yesterday pretty much made it clear that my wife a won't be able to make it. Jan's blood pressure started going nuts in December so they pretty much say she needs stents in her Kidney's. So it has been great having her on CampVA but now slower because of having to wait to get go aheads for test. She got OK'd for a CAT Scan which she gets in the morning. Just another Co-Pay we did not count on. The other thing is they set her up to see another doctor in two weeks but when she looked him up there were nothing but bad reviews. So not wanting to waste her time she is looking for a new one.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:42:36 (EDT)
Glad to see all the commo. Also, the reunion is about 4 weeks away. Knee surgery went well. I can walk so that's a good sign. In rehab until the 7 the of June. We're driving to Nashville and flying from there. Better airline prices and it's a direct flight there and back. I haven't heard how many of the 129th will be there. We come in on the 15th of June. Looking forward to the Brothers I haven't meet. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:09:30 (EDT)
Thanx Bro Mark.I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. Putting faces on all the names I've read about on this site,after all these years! WOW!
Leonard Adams
USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 08:16:38 (EDT)
Lenny, will be great to meet you!!!!
Mark
USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 01:08:37 (EDT)
Fred, I sure would like that!!!!
Mark
USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 01:08:59 (EDT)
Mornin'Bite&Strikerz. I'm gettin all kinds of excited about the D C reunion!I Spoke to Manny Rivera last weekend. We'll be riding down together.I will be bringing a lot of "show and tell" items from my tour. I'm hoping that there will be some 129th stuff for sale,like t-shirts,coins,ect.Happy belated birthday brother Ken.Health&wholeness to you and all. Just read somewhere that there is a 129th slick on display this coming Memorial Day at a VFW post in PA. Would anyone know the town? I was born in Spangler,but Pennsylvania has a gizzillion VFW's!... thanx guys. God Bless you & yours. Clear left. Lenny A.
Leonard Adams <rtewingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:30:57 (EDT)
On second thought, I suppose someone could buy some 30.06 rounds and put them in the links. Not worth it to me, happy with the blanks,,, just a thought.
alvis
USA - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:20:26 (EDT)
MARK, I have come by some M-60 ammo, still linked, blanks. They are old and look it. Would you like 5 or 8 of those bullets (blanks), still linked?
alvis
USA - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:18:24 (EDT)
Any clue who the door gunner was on #261 when Gary was Crew Chief?
RickG
USA - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 18:36:09 (EDT)
Art: March 29th is Vietnam Veterans Day. But, that includes everyone serving in the military from 1962 to 1975. So, if you served any where in the world during that time your included. Alex
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:55:17 (EDT)
Art: March 29th is Vietnam Veterans Day. But, that includes everyone serving in the military from 1962 to 1975. So, if you served any where in the world during that time your included. Alex
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:56:41 (EDT)
HAS SOME know about NAM VET DAY I MARCH I SEEN ON THE WEB IS IT TRUE OR NOT
Art
USA - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:48:36 (EDT)
#261 is in the paint shop.
RickG
USA - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 23:58:50 (EDT)
alvis. Sorry my friend. I haven't attended any for the re-unions. I had made plans to attend the San Antonio re-union. But some unexpected stuff came up & I could make it. It may have been Bernie & his Mrs. - If your getting the Stents, Mine was a picnic. So don't worry about it. You'll do "FINE".
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 13:25:21 (EDT)
Good advice, thanks Bruno. Sometimes I still think of you, your wife, my wife Susan, Jim Westwang (Smitty), all sitting down to a dinner in San Anton. Was a great time, good conversation and us three served at the same time in country with the 129th.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 20:55:42 (EDT)
HI I got mom a hot tub & had a deck maid around it help her & me A lot how about ware you took mom for mothers day took Sandra to out back
Art
USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 19:14:38 (EDT)
Fred, I just mean not to post too much personal stuff. Some of these hackers,etc might use it to cause you problems. For example, You'll be at the hospital recovering, No one is at home & could break-in. I just mean to be safe & Nothing else. Be safe my friend.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:21:20 (EDT)
OK everyone it is my first day of being 62. Still alive longer than I ever expected but get the about Our bodies and that of Our Better Half's falling apart. So Fred get better soon and everyone post and share what you want on this site. For some it is the only place to let Our Brothers know what is going on and that we are still alive. We already know what it is like to read a post from 11 PM and find out a few hours later they are gone. As for me I have been making a lot of changes and been running non stop for over a month getting rid of Goats & junk. So some ask why I am getting rid of things like a flight helmet that I carried around for decades. Well happy to hear it is all fixed up and being used by the 369 guys. Still saying Larry Stokes gave me a wake up call last year. He said, "If it Ain't Fun I am not doing it". So had Fun on my Birthday and spent over an hour a the pool with are new camper. OK now I am a little Sun Burned but going back again today. So My Brothers I love you all! I also still have 29 of the new coins left and I am still waiting for a list of folks who said they wanted the one with the AH-1G on it. $20 Each with check to the "129th AHC Fund" sent to 129th AHC, PO Box 129, Candler, FL., 32111-0129.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:12:49 (EDT)
Alex, prayers. L-G
gently
USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 09:23:04 (EDT)
I tell you it seem at the age 60 & up the body start ware out but it we stay on going ALVIS take care
Art
USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:49:07 (EDT)
Fred hope the hip surgery goes well for you. Had my left knee surgery yesterday. If this don't help. Then knee replacement on both knees. At, 70 not looking forward to something like that. I use civilian doctors instead of the VA. Memphis has one of the worst hospital. Might have to use a wheelchair since I can't walk to far. Take care of yourself. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:01:33 (EDT)
What are you talking about Bruno? The 27th , I go in for surg. Please explain as I sure don't want to offend anyone. Well, not to much anyway.
alvis
USA - Monday, May 09, 2016 at 20:53:55 (EDT)
All due respects to "gently" . No disrespect. Fred, please be careful what you & we all for that matter post on the site.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, May 09, 2016 at 13:31:55 (EDT)
What type of heart surgery Fred? L-G
Gently
USA - Friday, May 06, 2016 at 19:21:12 (EDT)
Great new format on the letters-bigger/larger print.Easier to read:-)))))))))))
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, May 06, 2016 at 14:43:01 (EDT)
Fresh pics of #261 posted to the Lane AHP group on FaceBook today. Tail boom is now attached & there is a transmission, main blades & some other gubbins sat next to it. Was told more pics forthcoming, possibly on Friday. Link to the #261 photo album was also posted on the 129th FB page.
RickG
USA - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 23:26:43 (EDT)
went to VA yesterday, heart clinic. Waiting on appt. for surgey. They sent me to therapy,occup. They gave me to new canes ( MADE IN CHINA)and two wrist braces as the cane use (over a year now) has given Carpal Tunnel syn. It just gets better and better.
alvis
USA - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 21:13:51 (EDT)
Wink HAY WINK!I will also be landing Wed around noonish and hope to be at one of our tables I think Ralph & wife are comeing & Norm & wife will be there is Robbie comeing?
George B
Somerset Ma, USA - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 19:53:09 (EDT)
morning flight, I spoke to the chairman of the reunion the other day about the seating for the dinner. what he tells me the way to reserve tables for our group so we can all set in the same area is for the first ones to registor an have tickets for the dinner is to pick a table, have the rep at the seating table to put 129th in the box to reserve the tables.now I know we are going to need more than one table, so I'm thinking 4 tables. so we are going to have a head count on how many will be attending the dinner so we can figure on how many tables we need. so if one of us arrives on Tuesday reserve one table for us. if two of us arrive the same each reserve a table an so on.this way we can all seat in the same area.i an my son will be arriving on wed.around noon. i'll keep the head count. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 11:00:33 (EDT)
Diane Moy, I haven't seen you post. You still out there?
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, May 02, 2016 at 10:39:54 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to our fallen Brothers whom we lost on April 27th. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 19:47:03 (EDT)
April 27th,1972 Bulldog 426 crashed. Lt Thomas Shaw & WO Claude Strother died in the crash along with two South Koreans. Eastertide was "going on". I'll remember you guys. Rest In Peace.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 08:43:23 (EDT)
No one that I know is collecting money for the dinner. It's first come to sign up for the tables. I had orders for 1 air medal. It wasn't on my DD 214 so I had orders then it was placed on a DD 215, yes Barry is coming. Have knee surgery on May 9th then on to rehab. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 18:43:57 (EDT)
HI has any one heard from RICHARD crash i wonder how he doing GOOD I HOPE
Art
USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 13:56:00 (EDT)
Alex is anyone gathering dinner resvestion so us 129 people can sit together. Also the reason I say you should request a DD 215 is because my two 214 said I had one air medal but I recieved 13 and have a citation stateing that I recieve 2 throu 13 so that imformation is on the 215 I also learned I have 2 bronze & 1 silver but these are unit medals ( not valor) which was awarded per whole unit movements in offenseive movements so many f you guys should have those on either your 214 or 215 either way most people can learn more of thier ouw recored record My wife will be back in Vietnam the week of our reunion but a couple of pertomic friends will be with me. By the way is BARRY comeing WAY BARRY we NEED YA MAN!!!!
George B
Somerset , Ma USA - Monday, April 25, 2016 at 18:37:44 (EDT)
I am working with a museum in Houma, LA that has just acquired UH-IM tail number 66-00712. We are developing exhibits related to this gunship and would love to hear from anyone who knows more about her. We have gotten information from the 188th AHC and the 48th AHC. Would love to include stories about the 129th.
Jane Thomas <jthomas@thomas-enterprises.com>
Dulac, LA USA - Monday, April 25, 2016 at 16:04:43 (EDT)
George a DD215 is if you have orders that wasn't put your DD214. Hope you and the family are coming to the reunion. Head back to the Ortho Doctor tomorrow for both knees and legs. Can't stand or walk for just a short time. Don't want to get on the pain pills. Needs something done by the June reunion. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TNG USA - Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:59:38 (EDT)
You guys looking for your document medals need to get a copy of your DD 215 that is your total intitlements in awards The day you get discharge does not have all your records y if you got discharge when you just got back from Vietnam. You can ask your local D.A.V. to get it for you.
George B
Somerset, Ma USA - Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10:30:58 (EDT)
Ken: It depends on whom was putting the information for the 201 file in the unit. How does a guy tell them we got (screwed) out earned awards. Never knew I had a air medal until was out of the army for several years. I flew in the 1st platoon for about 5 1/2 months as a Crew chief. Like others whom volunteered to fly when we weren't doing our other job. Sad never got credit for it. Didn't take much to pull the trigger on a M-60. A lot were left out of this 201 files. 65-66 most of us never seen Dong Ba Thin again after leaving Jan. 66. I don't think the 129th know where we were half the time. I have TDY orders for only one time. But, were TDY most of the time supporting units of the Army,Marines,Koreans and South Vietnamese. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville, Tennessee USA - Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:25:40 (EDT)
#526 has been retired from the Border Patrol in El Paso Tx & is up for auction. It was at Lane between Aug '70 & July '72... Check your lottery tickets.
RickG
USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 20:44:07 (EDT)
It would be great if all these places did things the same way even back in the RVN. Now when we need to deal with the VA which is run by regions that don't seem to work with the same set of rules. Well when you ask they than dance around what the rules are. If any of you guys can get the VA to give you a copy of your 201 file, Great! The whole file contains everything non pay related and should have copies of request for rewards besides orders. There are a lot more MOSs listed on the 201 than my DD214 which was only Primary & Secondary when I got out. I had the aviation MOS in Nam but can see where other guys who OJT into 67N would need more info. In later years I knew a lot of guys who ended up as 67Ns who did it through OJT and got their 11B, 68G or whatever changed to Secondary.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 17:50:20 (EDT)
Alex, You got that right!!!! My DD214 states in the "Remarks" section:EM release on Temporary records and soldiers affidavit. I was never asked .Somewhere I recall I saw a document issued by Maj Jones, 129th CO At that time, he was recommending me for the Good Conduct medal. I've never received it.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, April 18, 2016 at 09:53:44 (EDT)
Look like a quite few days here. Gently good to see you post. at the least we know your still kicking around. The VA is a sore spot for most of us. But, not all our info was put into our 201 files. It has been over 50 years now and tired of fighting for what we earned. It's all in what was put in our records in Vietnam. In 65-66 I don't think the 129th knew where we were half the time. Unless it was a CA or some of the Battalion size airlift into place we were not supposed to be. we were scattered everywhere supporting everyone from the Army Units, Marines, Korean, South Vietnamese or anybody else that need support from the 129th. As, we all know we moved the unit 17 times from Nov.65 to Nov.66. I guess that's why it was hard for the 129th clerks to keep up with us. And, info not put in our files. Most, of the info wasn't material that was archived like flight records. we wasn't told to get copies of records etc. But, as the time flies by now. were lucky to have been able through this site to find and stay in touch with the 129th Family. See you in D.C. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:17:37 (EDT)
Maybe the re-union should have room set aside for advice on dealing with the VA. Too many are having problems with them. L-G
Gently
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 07:48:37 (EDT)
Maybe the re-union should offer a room and advice on how to work with the VA. Seems too many are having problems with them. L-G
Genly
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 07:46:54 (EDT)
HI THANK GUY I AM STILL GOING TO SEE A REG DOC & PAY THE 20% I DID GET ONE THING I ONLY DOT TO GO EVERY SIX MONTH I HAVE BEEN A 100% AROUND THE 1990 I PIN A DOC UP A WALL WHEN HE TOLD ME I DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM THEY TIED ME UP THE ONLY THING THAT I COULD MOVE WAS MY EYE & IT WAS NOT NO VET SHOULD TREATED LIKE THAT FOR WHAT WE ALL DID FOR THIS COUNTRY & WE STILL HALF TO FIGHT FOR SOMTHING WE SHOULD NOT FIGHT FOR CREW MEMBER & GRUNT.
Art
USA - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:19:02 (EDT)
Since I have limited VA service here in NW Florida. I use the choice program. It's great. I get to see local doctors for my up coming hand and wrist surgery. Check it it out it works. Dennis class of 72
Dennis Fuerstenau <dpfirst50atyahoo.com>
Fort Walton Beach, Florida USA - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:26:14 (EDT)
Art, when you get a non VA doctor, you have to pay along with any meds you might receive. Now, if the VA Hospital is over 35 miles away from your home and you go to the nearest ER.. You tell them your VA disabled and the VA will be billed and pay for your services. Also, did you know if you go to the VA Hospital for any appointment and the VA Hospital is over 35 miles away from your home.. You can request pay for your trip. They will process the paper work and send you a check.
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 01:28:01 (EDT)
I went to the va about seeing a non va doc gave me a line of crap they told me va does not have any thing to do with non va doc IF YOU SEE ONE YOU PAY FOR IT ALL & WILL NOT FILL NON VA DRUG can any of you BROTHER if that true. I got the flag pin ribbon in 07 that MARK let me have that was PALL NOLAN PALL WAS ON 351 WHEN HE GOT HIT I WENT DOWN & LOOK AT #%! WHET IT WAS HOOK BACK I HAVE LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS & THERE TWO I STILL HAVE BAD DREAMS about PALL & E R FRAY the va told me I a nerve problem In my legs CANT SPELL IT BUT AGENT ORANGE no it not do to agent orange
Art
USA - Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:45:17 (EDT)
David Stamper, I remember.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 14:34:27 (EDT)
Alex that is odd because I started having problems in 1976 with ringing & hearing loss. Sort of like PTSD they didn't seem to have a name for it. I got out of the Army in December of 1983 and got a 10% rating for tinnitus, than 10% for sinus issues after jumping accident in 74. Than a year later because I got out with a broken right wrist that they never x-rayed in 83 so had to get a copy of the accident report. If anyone needs letters let me know and everything I sent them for other people I put my own VA Claim number on so they can look me up. Guess the normal is to have to fight. Last of all thanks Dennis for info again on Stamper!
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 13:06:29 (EDT)
I stay in touch with Larry. he will call me if he has a question about the VA. Called yesterday to see if I ever heard of someone calling about appointments for C&P I think. He said the guy was in Huston TX. I thought it should have a office in Ga. They are Fedx him a a package with the info where to go. I told he to call me if he gets it. Also, check with his service officer. In 2005 I had a claim for Tinnitus which the VA quickly denied. Went back 4 years later and quickly denied. The other day at the Memphis VA I passed the Patient Advocate's office. I asked a simple question. If there isn't a test for Tinnitus why would they kept dening the claim. His answer was this. Have people of your unit that has a rating for tinnitus write a support letter to the fact they have a rating from the stat of ( where the VA was located ) now in my file the VA has I was awarded crew wings, mos 67N20 helicopter mechanic, air medal etc. Mititary states that working around aircraft and combat were the 2 major causes of tinnitus. So, if the VA had people the served our country we would have to go through all this Bull shit. This is my thought for the year of 2016 Lord help us Vets. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:09:04 (EDT)
Forty-four years ago today, David H. Stamper gave his life defending his crew and helicopter, Bulldog 915, East of the An Khe Pass. I have lived to become an old man thanks to David. His family received his Silver Star and there is a bridge named for him in Logan Co. W. Va., but that is small consolation for the loss of such a fine young man. David, we are much closer to seeing you again than to that sad day so long ago. God Bless you David.
Dennis Faucher
USA - Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:23:51 (EDT)
Forty-four years ago today David H. Stamper gave his life East of the An Khe Pass defending his crew and helicopter Bulldog 915. I have lived to become an old man because of his bravery. His family received his Silver Star and there is a bridge named for him in Logan Co. W.Va., but that is small consolation for the loss of such a fine brave young man. He is in my thoughts daily, and he is my Hero. We are much closer to seeing you again than to that sad day so long ago. God Bless you David.
Dennis Faucher
USA - Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:09:28 (EDT)
If I remember the numbers correctly, one in twelve KIAs in Nam was a air crewman.Wwe may have had the highest death rate over there.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 21:55:36 (EDT)
Fred I hope or think Larry has it covered because he has all kinds of paperwork to support his claim. Guess what I am seeing is anyone is just starting with the VA make sure to over kill them with info. I had it happen when they said I was not in combat and had to send in copies of my Flight Wing & Air Medal orders. Like I think I was trying to say they either hire idiots or just come up with reasons to send paperwork back. If Larry has any problems there is a long list of Us to write we were with him and sooooo many pictures of him.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 21:04:27 (EDT)
I AM NOT WAITING FOR THE VA TO DO ALL THAT PAPER WORK AT THE RATE THEY GO IT TAKE THEM SIX TO A YEAR I AM GOING TO PAY THE 20% I HAVE TO SEE MOM DOC MAY 4 THE PEOPLE THAT WORK DONT CARE ABOUT VET ONLY THERE PAY CHECK I WANT TO BE AROUND TO AT LEASE TO 100 YEARS OLD I WAS A GRUNT WE WERE GLAD TO SEE A BIRD COMING INTO A HOT LZ YOU HAD NO WARE TO GO THIS IS BULL SHIT YOU WERE IN COMBAT IF YOU WONT THEN THINK WHAT IS WAS TAKE ONE LOOK AT THE WALL & SEE HOW CREW CHIEF & GUNNER & PILOTS WERE KEELED THE VA DONT WANT TO SEE THAT & THE ONE ON THE BIRD HAVE BEN IN COMBAT OR SITING IN THAT LITTLE CORNER BEHIND A 60 I BET THERE NOT ONE OF THEM.
Art
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:09:48 (EDT)
Welcome to the VA!!!! I heard the same thing Fred. Just because we flew on a Helicpter and had a M-60 in front of us. Doesn't mean we seen combat. I haven't figured out how the VA came to that conclusion. They give us a pill for one thing then another pill to counter that pill and so on. Welcome to the VA system.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 19:37:35 (EDT)
I flew with Lt Lackey when he was still a newbie. If Larry needs a supporting letter, have him contact me.Heck, I was told being a crew chief or a door gunner on helicopters was NOT a combat job. Later, they said it was.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 18:37:02 (EDT)
I know the VA will always be a pain for Us. Just got a message from one of my doctors about a change in meds chart whatever that is? Sort of great after taking the exact same meds for over two years and telling them please just leave them alone. Guess now if I get pain meds I can't get a sleeping pill but have apt on the 27th to talk about it. Years ago I made the mistake of telling one VA doctor the only time I could sleep was when I took a morphine, So she stopped all my meds. At least I get to see a dentist next week. Got a cleaning just as Larry Davis got here after waiting nearly two years. She knocked a filling out so had to wait to get it fixed until the tooth in front of it broke off Friday. Still thankful that we get free care from the VA. Well sort of as Lt Lackey just called to say the VA can't figure out he was ever in Vietnam. Anyway my Brothers it is my VA rant of the day.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 17:58:24 (EDT)
I TELL YOU I WISH THAT GUY WOULD TAKE A BOTTLE & WASH THEM DOWN WITH A WORM BEER WHAT IT IS FUN FOR THE FEEBLE MINDED
Art
USA - Monday, April 11, 2016 at 17:27:04 (EDT)
Art, I have changed Docs several times when I didn't think the Doc had my interest/health issues at the top when I was there during a vist.One of the problems is that hey don't want to send us for test, it cost money and the VA is getting tight on money AND it effects their bonus. I finally get to see the heart doc on the 5th of next month. Good thing a heart isn't need to stay alive. Hope the place doesn't catch fire again during my appointment..
alvis
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 07:45:28 (EDT)
I am going to the va thursday & get the paper work so i can see Sandra doc he told me let him know i am tired of the va doc i think there doc just could not make it in a regular practices WAY BACK IN THE 82 at some va had good doc but from 2000 to now it bad & not going to get better.
ART
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 11:39:34 (EDT)
Art, they like to use Placebos-fake medications to make you believe that you're going to feel better. Next time you go to the VA, Look the nurse/medical personnel straight in the eye & tell them "NO PLACEBOS" in a firm but normal tone voice.
Bruno W Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 10:43:03 (EDT)
THIS LOW LIFE VA GAVE ME SOME & THEY DONT WORK
Art
USA - Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 08:50:34 (EDT)
Well Smith must been giving his feelings on the blue pill. could it be he is the one sending us the crap to our site?????
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 12:26:32 (EDT)
HI MARK I got to talk to my daughter she help me to get them
Art
USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 08:52:40 (EDT)
Art, got the stuff ya sent me. They are awesome man. Thanks a bunch. Were did ya have them made?................
Mark
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 20:59:55 (EDT)
TIGER WAGON TAIL NUMBER THE LAST THREE IS 600 WHEN I LEFT IN AUG 71 WAS MY SHIP
Art
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 17:07:36 (EDT)
It's working right now Mark. After hitting submit then it back to log.
Alex
USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 16:00:15 (EDT)
Hey Bro's when I post I won't see it right away it takes a while for It to show up. Two days of sunshine it good to see after the flooding rain we have been having.
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 15:56:13 (EDT)
Does anyone remember the tail number of Tiger Wagon in 1971?
Marc Cullison <marc@mcullison.com>
Sallisaw, OK USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 15:29:30 (EDT)
Smith972 is a spam address Mark..
John Sartor
Oceanside, CA USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 10:38:48 (EDT)
Smith 972, go ahead and write it again. We'll wait.......
Mark
USA - Monday, April 04, 2016 at 23:40:55 (EDT)
afternoon flight, I was thinking yesterday, an you all know that's a dangerous thing for me to do. but anyway I was thinking about the gov. telling us that agent orange won't hurt us during our tours in nam, well the gov. was not lying, what they didn't tell us that it would kill us. think about it. just food for thought. see I told you all that it's dangerous when I start thinking. heeeeeeeeeee. see you all at the reunion, an ryan my oldest son well be attending the reunion with me. 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, April 04, 2016 at 14:16:07 (EDT)
this is my e mail arthurfoster351@gmail.com ok
Art <arthurfoster351@gmail.com>
LaGrange, GA USA - Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 18:08:26 (EDT)
The spam will be deleted Monday.............
Mark
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 09:55:23 (EDT)
Bill Whelan!!!!! John Brennan, the Nose Art author , needs your e-mail address. Something to do about the photos you sent him for the Nose Art book he is doing. Confirm that you're as this please . ........ Always a brother, .......
Mark
USA - Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 19:40:20 (EDT)
Fred I use the VA for my checkups,medicine, glasses and hearing aids. But, I use civilian doctors for everything else. I go to the Ortho specialist today for both knees. Have constant knee pain which spreads to bone under the knee. Can't stand or sit without pain at times. Want to get them fixed by the reunion so I can walk the Wall with my 129th Brothers. I use my part B provider. I learned that I can't wait on the VA. Here in Memphis is a bad hospital to get anything done. Always A Brothet!!!
Alex 901-497-0374
TN USA - Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 08:15:05 (EDT)
Wow, what Mark said! It was almost funny down here when we got new VA ID Cards and it took about nine months before the Clinic software could read them. Art I think a human dropped the ball because I have never had a problem checking in with the new system. Well except when it told me to go see someone and found out my doctor was a no show. Fred as far as Indy I keep feeling like they just like you to fly through hoops. Spent a couple years trying to see a surgeon before being told just to take pain pills. Now they are saying we shouldn't get pills either.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 18:23:24 (EDT)
Thanks a bunch Alex for setting the room deal for the 129th up. Dang Art and Fred A. ....you guys cant catch a break for nothing............sure wish they would take better care of you all...........I and proud to have the Honor of knowing all of my Vietnam Vet Brothers...............always a brother.......love to all..........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 15:55:11 (EDT)
Went to the Ortho doc this morn. They said they wouldn't touch me until after the heart folks got done with me. Was going to see the heart folks at 3 pm today..VA had a fire in the basement while I was there, knocked out all their computers and telephones. Soo, received a message from one of the private nurses phone, all appt. cancelled,will make me another. jeez. Ortho folks said that if I need a stint, they wont touch me for 8 months to a year afterwards. jeez. just gets better and better. I hear you Art, wish I could see a private doc.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 13:04:00 (EDT)
I WENT TO THE VA & STUCK MY CARD IN SO IT COULD READ IT GOT TO THE END & IT SEED IS THIS YOU PUSHED YES THAT WAS ONE PM WELL IT GOT TO ABOUT TWO PM WENT TO CHECK WHAT WAS GOING ON & THE GIRL SEED YOUR NOT CHECK IN THE VA ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THERE PAY CHECK & THE HELL WITH THE VETS I AM GOING TO GET WITH THAT NEW DEAL & SEE A REG DOC & TALK TO SANDRA DOC & HE SEED HE TREAT VETS& THE WIFE & I CAN GET TO SEE HIM THE SAME DAY I LIKE THAT I AM GETTING TO OLD FOR TAKEN A HOUR & A HALF TO ONE & TWO HOURS MY LEG JUST HURT TO MUCH OF A LONG RIDE.
Art
USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:10:50 (EDT)
Thanks Art will be writing you shortly. I got the last Kokomo Camping check yesterday and have all the paperwork in the mail to Howard County today. At least that is off my list to do. Also have 29 coins left but like the other things I know our memories must be shot these days.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 20:48:51 (EDT)
March 29th all VA facilities were having Vietnam Veteran Day which included all Vietnam Era Vets also. Here in Memphis I was part of the missing table program. One of the Photographers noticed the 129th patched on my fatige shirt and I told about the 129th. We had a good turn out. Like you Bill it was a honor to serve in the 129th. Always A Brother!!! Thursday will find out what the Doctor is going to do with both my knees. Constant pain them.
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 16:35:51 (EDT)
I understand that today is national Vietnam Vet Day. I was proud to serve with all my 129th AHC brothers and our country.
Bill Wolf
USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 09:42:38 (EDT)
here it is
Art <arthurfoster351@gmail.com>
LaGrange, GA USA - Monday, March 28, 2016 at 15:57:32 (EDT)
Talked to Tom we will a room that will hold around 35 people. Hopefully we will have that many attending. Once again if you don't have a registration form you can go to the VHCMA.ORG and go to Reunions and you can print it off also has info about the room reservations. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:51:31 (EDT)
Hello my lovely once.I never thought I will smile again. My wife is back!! my name is Frances Robert. I had a problem with my wife six months ago,which lead to us apart. When she broke up with me,I was no longer myself,I felt so empty inside .Until a friend of mine told me about one of her spells that helped in same problem too that she found on a television program. i emailed Him (drakerecospellcaster@gmail.com. and I told him my problem and I did what he asked me to briefly make. to cut the long story short,Before I knew what was happening,not up to 48 hours,my wife gave me a call and she come back to me and told me she was sorry about what has happened, she now tell me every day she love and miss me. I'm so grateful to this spell caster Dr.Akareco and i will not stop publishing his name on the Internet just for the good work he has been doing.If you need his help,you can email him at(drakerecospellcaster@gmail.com
Frances Robert <narkscott43@gmail.com>
UK, USA - Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 07:05:00 (EDT)
HI MARK I will put them in the mail.
Art
USA - Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 12:37:08 (EDT)
Art, address is 5029 St. Anthony Rd. Celina,Ohio 45822
Mark
USA - Friday, March 25, 2016 at 16:38:35 (EDT)
Art can you please send me an email, ken7776 at aol.com. The info I have for you is not correct and need your email and phone number. Hope to hear from you soon.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12:37:14 (EDT)
I am Tori from Canada Toronto. I just want to say a big thank you to DR OGUMEN for what he has done for me,he brought back the man i loved and cherish with all my heart, a man who left me for another woman for good 4 years,with 2 kids,i just decided to check some spell caster's but all kept deceiving me, until i met DR OGUMEN who told me everything will be over i tough he was also a scam.until he told me that my ex will be back in 2 days time am so grateful today that my ex is back to me and we are happy and he always wanna be by my side,i will advice you people not to fall in the wrong hands but to contact DR OGUMEN who is trustworthy and straight forward,you can contact him via email ogumenspelltemple@gmail.com You can add him on his Facebook at (Ogumen Spell Temple) Good Luck to you.
Tori Hanson <torihanson51@gmail.com>
Canada - Friday, March 25, 2016 at 07:38:27 (EDT)
I tried to get MARK address i have some things to him to see if they are ok
Art
- Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 15:18:26 (EDT)
I tried to get MARK address i have some things to him to see if they are ok
Art
- Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 15:17:50 (EDT)
I tried to get MARK address i have some things to him to see if they are ok
Art
- Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 15:16:23 (EDT)
i went went a few time I had a big fan about about 4 ft by 4 ft they liked it it maid all most no noise there other one was loud & could not hear some one talking THEY got a lot of other they use for parts I feal so good around the ships & i flue on a couple of them & just could see back on tiger wagon & 351 & i miss them day just going on ash & trash & that time the that reunion in Florida & that reef hanging on the wall with the brother that gave it all NOLAN went down on 351 that little flag & pin that MARK seas I could have I wii never that day.
Art
USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 13:38:10 (EDT)
Art: That 61st bird is probably #624. It's based at the airport just over the road from Atlanta Motor Speedway & is operated by the Army Aviation Heritage Flight. They have something like 16 Cobras & 13 Hueys, but only about 6-8 flyable. The birds are still owned by the Army & on loan to the AAHF.
RickG
USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 13:03:41 (EDT)
Rick; the sync elevators were more of a Red Orange color.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:49:30 (EDT)
HI MARK I have some window stickers that go on the in a tiger patch
Art
USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:59:43 (EDT)
does any one know some one from the 61 first from over the hill I think I found one of there ship that had that little Mexican guy that holding two gun up & it flying just like it was in nam I dont like to go to Atlanta WARE THIS PLACE IS
Art
USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 09:41:16 (EDT)
Sorry about the bad information about Jae,. Was just trying to insure no one lost any money.
Larry Dyer
USA - Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 04:11:39 (EDT)
Word today on the #261 restoration is that after fitting a new spar in the tail boom it's going back together (yes, they started last week, they don't waste time). They had the cockpit tore apart to go through all the military electrics. The plan is "How it was & we'll only add a transponder if we have to, nothing else" I've been told the top of the sync elevators was orange, not red, can anyone confirm? Two new cockpit pics posted to both the Lane AHP & 129th groups on FaceBook.
RickG
USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 21:22:03 (EDT)
Go thru Jae for any tiger or white horse patches. he sent me a bunch for free that I in turn gave to the folks at the reunions or mailed to them. Wouldn't hurt you guys to stop by there and say hello anyway. On the health front..been a month and VA still hasn't contacted me about my heart blockage. reckon they are waiting for me to die.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 17:57:11 (EDT)
I noticed today a comment on my Facebook about a Kae Kwon selling Tiger Division patches. My concern is that he said he was educated in Missouri and I believe it was Illinois, but it seems his English is at best broken. I would be a little concern about sending $30.00 because U.S. Laws have no recourse when outside of the U.S. I hope I am wrong but just seem a little weary, don't want anyone to lose their $30.00.
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 07:06:28 (EDT)
Mark the time I did the dinner seating I had everyone make checks to the VHCMA and send them to me. Then on the registration form where the dinner I had everyone put see Alex. But, whom ever is going to take charge then put there name. Then, when I got to the reunion I got with Cinda and picked the tables and assigned people to the tables. Whomever is going to do this I will text Cinda to let her know. But, everyone needs to it done by May 1st so they have a count for dinner. Well, had to replace the roof shingles 3 weeks ago do to wind damage. Then no heat. Got that problem fixed. And, when we get back need to replace the leaking hot water heater😩 hope nothing else goes bad. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 07:53:46 (EDT)
First I have already sent in my check and paperwork for DC which reminds me that the dinner seating breakdown also happens when we have so much trouble coming up with a list of who is going to be there. Tom & those guys do set up to list people for the seating. In Reno they tag places for us to set but when others were checking people in they did not get the word and our folks didn't know to ask. Hope we ca figure things out before June but I already sent in for the dinner before knowing Alex was thinking of going out to eat on Saturday night?
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 13:07:13 (EDT)
Got a message & a few photos sent to me today on Facebook, Restoration of #261 has started. It will be flying by August.
RickG
USA - Friday, March 18, 2016 at 23:33:19 (EDT)
So Alex, how do we let Tom know that the 129th wants to set together?.....
Mark
USA - Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 21:54:52 (EDT)
Good to see Brothers checking in. It's looking like a good group at the DC reunion. remember the Bus trip to the Wall. That's if we are trying to get the 129th on the same bus. as far as the dinner. I won't be doing the dinner, but going to a near by restaurant. Barry wanted the 129th seated together. we would have to contact Tom to see if the 129th could get talbes close. Usually it's first come first serve. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 13:18:31 (EDT)
Hey, just wanted to wish you all a happy and SAFE St. Patrick's day. Sorry I haven't been on much, but will try to get back here more often!
Bill Wolf
CO USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 21:37:45 (EDT)
Wink we won't be doing the dinner. The little one eat what they have on the menu. We are going out some where .
Alex
USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 16:21:24 (EDT)
HI ALVIS I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROW IT TOOK ME THREE YEARS IT LIKE SOMETHING JUST TORE YOUR HART OUT GLENDA & ME WERE MARRIED IN AUG OF 71 SHE WENT TO BE WITH GOD MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME IF SOMETHING TO ME YOU FIND A OTHER GOOD LADY I DID & GLENDA WRIGHT THERE & I KNOW SHE IS HAPPY I THINK GOD HAD SOMETHING IN LINE FOR ME & WANTED TO SEE IF I WAS GOOD TO HELP
art
USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:09:03 (EDT)
afternoon flight, changed my mind i'll be coming to the reunion in DC.i'll be pulling in on the 16th. alex what about the setting arrangements for the dinner. are we sending the money for dinner to you as we did the last time so that we all set together in one area? lets figure on how we are going to work that out. fred hang in there man you know that's what sue would want you to do. dennis good to have you back on east coast. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, March 14, 2016 at 14:37:49 (EDT)
lost Susan one year ago today. The days continue darker than the nights.
alvis
USA - Monday, March 14, 2016 at 06:26:33 (EDT)
A few years after I had my stent I started a-fib off and on.well don't Ya know that as time it became more on than off.my heart rate was running 120-130 for a heart rate and my heart wasn't pumping effectively enough and I felt tired all the time.my doc said ok time for a pacemaker.I was worried and kept putting it off but all I could do was sleep.finally let him do it and it worked out great and was a cake walk.they set it at 70 bmp first but I was still tired so I asked for 80bmp and the difference was like night and day.point is don't worry so much it's not a problem.by the way my pacemaker was built by the folks at st Jude,just gotta have a battery in 5 years.
Paul McGrath
LaSalle , il USA - Monday, March 14, 2016 at 05:14:51 (EDT)
good evening flight I hope everyone has had a good day .... mine has been very good, I have done a lot of remembering today as today marks the 46th anniversary of my coming home. as I sit here remembering the ones that came home and mostly the ones that didn't come home I look at the drink I have in front of me. I used to have a drink every year on this date but my meds stopped that for a while, well tonight I will wait to take my meds because I think our fallen deserve a toast ........ so gentlemen .... to our brothers that paid the highest price. God bless you, I will always remember you.
Don Miller
AZ USA - Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 23:27:58 (EDT)
Yo Mark and All! I'm still here still kicking and busy as one legged man in a kicking contest. Since moving to NW Florida I have been involved with my Son's Businesses. We currently have one new house on the Market, one new house getting ready to go on the market and 6 houses in rehab. The hardest thing around here is getting reliable Sub Contractors and laborers. My function with the company is Project Mgr,(I drive around to the job sites and order/pickup the materials).Then in my spare time i am working part time for Home Depot. What makes it all worth it is I live 5 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. My wife and I start our day with a walk on the beach, then off to our projects.The best thing I have to boast about is that I beat Type II Diabetes. no more drugs or pills and an A1C of 5.0 I did it all with diet and exercise. However I still have the lingering effects from the damage Diabetes did to my body. So, that being said, I am not able to make DC or Kokomo this year, due to committmants along with a month long trip back to CA in August. So you all stay same and as healthy as possible.
Dennis Fuerstenau <dpfirst50atyahoo.com>
Fort Walton Beach, Florida USA - Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 16:29:03 (EDT)
Praying for all of you with ailments. Man o man sucks getting old. Wrongway, is there someway I could be tested to see if one of my kidneys would work for the transplant? It would be my honor to help. Anyone want a good eye? My vision just got better-go figure. Remember, we have funds to help some of you get to D.C. Just let me know...all is confidential. L-G
Gently
USA - Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 01:46:51 (EST)
Anybody heard from Dennis Fuerstenau latly, or Gary Woodward? Havnt seen either of them in here for a long time,.......see ya in DC.......
Mark
USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 23:22:26 (EST)
Sorry but guess I should be spending a lot more time praying for everyone. I do try to keep up with my thoughts but seems the list is getting so long when counting those of us who don't post about health problems. Art please get on top of these guys because I don't trust many doctors. I do have one at the VA who is older than I am and does try his best to fight the crap. Wonder how many of the good ones they loose because of idiots running the system. My wife has a good doctor too but her blood pressure & heart rate is high but guess a 106 when she got up this morning isn't as bad but sure not right. Art you need to get them to do all these test and they sure won't if you don't push them to. Hope you get something to help soon and love all my Brothers! & Sisters!
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 12:49:40 (EST)
hi dont get on here but check it every few day just got out of the hospital not the VA your hart rate 60 70 mine went to 180 THE DOC DEAD YOU LUCKY YOU NOT DEAD THEY TRIED TO GET IT DOWN LOWER BUT AS LOW AS THEY GOT IT WAS 80 TO 85 I HAVE NO GET UP GO & THEN I WENT TO THE VA TO GET MED THIS LOW LIFE DOC WE CANT GIVE YOU THIS ONE & THE OTHER ONE FOUR A DAY IS TO MUCH I TOOK THE ONE THE HOSPITAL & $80.00 for them SO YOU GUY DONT SCREW AROUND WITH YOUR HART & EVERY ONE ON MY MOTHER SIDE OF THE FAMILY HAS DIED FROM HART PROBLEMS & ONE MORE THING IT HELL GETTING OLD.
ART
USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 12:37:26 (EST)
Fred were all getting old,but better in other ways. But, getting a stint is a routine operation now. Wrong Way take care of your CSM. You both our in our thoughts and prayers. Good seeing the commo. as far as medals go. I think the company clerk had to submit the paper work. I don't know how exactly to get what we got coming to us. 4 years after my ETS I got orders for 1 air medal. I know I earned more but, don't have no way of proving it. Record keeping wasn't very good back in the early days. I guess one reason we were moving so much and being (TDY) to support so many different units. Everyone have a safe weekend. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 12:29:19 (EST)
If you're like me, you didn't receive any of your medals while you were in the Army. I spoke with a DAV or VFW guys several years ago, and asked him about it. He pulled out this sort of "catch all" form (may have been the old SF 180), filled it out and lo and behold after about 5 months I received them all. The backs of the medals were even engraved with my name. I also got the VN Campaign ribbon (with 60 device), but not the actual medal, as well as my rifle badge and aircrewman wings. The accompanying form mailed with the medals listed the awards I was authorized. Among those listed were the VN Gallantry Cross with the palm unit citation, and the VN Campaign medal. It also explained that the Cross and the Campaign medals were "foreign awards" and therefore were not included... said that those were available for purchase from private dealers. I ordered those from Medals of America so I could complete my set. Good luck getting those from the South Vietnamese government ;)! I did speak with my VSO, too and he referred me to the National Archives site: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html. Looks to me like you could go online and accomplish the same thing.
Dave Powers
USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:40:50 (EST)
Fred Alvis: Fred I've had stents done on my coronary arteries-on was 70% bl0ocked & the other was 80% blocked. I too was concerned about the blockage. But when the stents were put in, it was a cake walk. No kidding. He was in & out promptly.Very little or no discomfort at all. The only thing was strickly no moving around or getting up & walking due to incision to go in. and the hospital food sucked. So don't fret my friend. You'll be fine.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, March 11, 2016 at 09:31:57 (EST)
Hello to all and before I forget love to all of you brothers and sisters. Come to find out Kathy and I could have probably made the Washington shindig. We didn't plan on it because of all of appointments to get her on the kidney transplant list. The things that they check for is really amazing. As of yesterday she is officially on the same and they are now doing tissue matches. We are hoping for a live donor because that is way better. She is still doing rather well and I think it is because she is so damn tough from putting up with me for the past 44 years. So any way we have been kind of busy with 2 a week 6AM to 3PM appointments at the transplant hospital for the past 3 months, plus 150 mile turn around to get there and home again. Fred A. sorry to here of your problems. Hang in there because you are loved. Would still like to speak with you as I mentioned a while back. Don't have a number for you or I would call.
Doc / Wrong Way / Wes <Bullet2013@outlook.com>
USA - Friday, March 11, 2016 at 03:34:12 (EST)
Prayin' for Fred...
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 18:54:33 (EST)
just returned from VA. Doc says they wont replace my hip until the do a rotor rooter thing near my heart. Big blockage there. Maybe a stint, they don't know yet.
alvis
USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 15:30:28 (EST)
Good afternoon Mark & Alex, Don't know about anything we got from a President but think Mark may have missed some, VIETNAMESE CROSS OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM in the 70s. My records are somewhere and than have to find a library with a micro reader/printer. I think I got mine for the 129th in 1978 and seems Norman told me he got his in the mail. Again the unit didn't keep very good records at times but want to thank Dennis Fuerstenau & Major Alan Jones for taking care of us in 1972. I didn't get everything, like Air Medals but I think they did do a good job getting medals to those who had them coming. Just wanted to take the chance to thank them.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 13:03:07 (EST)
Mark appreciate it. I thought someone stated that the 129th had a President citation. As much as the 129th did in Vietnam it looks like we should have. Will see you at the Reunion. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:49:33 (EST)
morning flight, finally got to post. yea mark you heard correctly, I have a lot going on this year an had to make a choice the reunion or kokomo and kokomo won out.wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:47:32 (EST)
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wink
USA - Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:43:13 (EST)
Alex and all, here is what the 129th has been awarded 129th ACTIONS AND DECORATIONS VIETNAM DEFENSE TET 69/COUNTEROFFENSIVE COUNTEROFFENSIVE SUMMER-FALL 1969 COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE II WINTER-SPRING 1970 COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE III SANCTUARY COUNTEROFFENSIVE COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE IV CONSOLIDATION I COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE V CONSOLIDATION II COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE VI CEASE-FIRE COUNTEROFFENSIVE PHASE VII TET COUNTEROFFENSIVE DECORATIONS VALOROUS UNIT AWARD, STREAMER EMBROIDERED TUY HOA VALLEY VALOROUS UNIT AWARD, STREAMER EMBROIDERED DAK TO MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION, STREAMER EMBROIDERED VIETNAM 1965-1966 MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION, STREAMER EMBROIDERED VIETNAM 1966-1967 VIETNAMESE CROSS OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM, STREAMER EMBROIDERED VIETNAM 66-67 VIETNAMESE CROSS OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM, STREAMER EMBROIDERED VIETNAM 67-68 VIETNAMESE CIVIL ACTION HONOR MEDAL,1ST CLASS,STREAMER EMBROIDED VIETNAM 70
Mark
USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 18:24:19 (EST)
Alex, I got that info somewhere. Hang on
Mark
USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 18:20:51 (EST)
Does anyone know if the 129th ever received a Presidentsl Citation.
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 16:58:48 (EST)
Thanks Ken for the help getting the word out. One thing if you plan on going to the Wall buss trip is 18.00. If your not a VHCMA member. go to their web site (VHCMA.Org) and go to reunions and down load the registration form. And, send it in so we will have a large group going to the Wall. Have any questions call or email me. Looking forward to meeting the old and new members of the 129th Family. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 10:15:44 (EST)
Just talked with Alex a bit ago and than reposted his comment to about everything I can think of but the Yahoo site which I still have problems with Yahoo. Also posted a notice on our military.com site so hope I am hitting enough doors.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, March 07, 2016 at 17:04:17 (EST)
OK we will have a 129th room at this year VHCMA Reunion. So, we need to get a head count. I told Tom about 30 was coming. I would like to blow that out of the water so, we can a bigger room. Hey!!!! We don't know how much longer were going to living so now is the time to start attending the reunions. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Monday, March 07, 2016 at 14:35:47 (EST)
Mornin' Bite&Strikers.Sorry to hear of your son's passing Brother Lou.Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.Plan on going to D.C. reunion with Manny Rivera,meeting Larry Ruff there also.Looking forward to seeing you all. Stay well,clear left,Lenny
Leonard Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, March 07, 2016 at 08:19:50 (EST)
Whew... thanks Mark! I thought I was going nuts.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 21:57:59 (EST)
Sorry bout the loss of commo for a day or two. Should be up and running now. All part of the transfer over to a new local server and me............have at it. Hey Wink, word on the street is your not gonna make DC????.......................always a brother.....
Mark
USA - Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 18:22:56 (EST)
test
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
USA - Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 11:51:49 (EST)
test also not able to post
wink
USA - Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 19:38:20 (EST)
also testing, last post didn't happen
alvis
USA - Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 12:09:29 (EST)
Alive, got back from our trip and Larry Davis left this AM. OK now back to work here and have 36 coins left plus waiting for two camping checks. Also am going to start sending out test emails but hoping there is some who still read them..
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, March 04, 2016 at 16:48:46 (EST)
Mark glad to still someone still alive and kicking.
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, March 04, 2016 at 16:38:39 (EST)
test
mark
USA - Friday, March 04, 2016 at 15:26:16 (EST)
Fred know how you feel will be 70 in June. Woke at 3:30 this morning and had a hard time walking. Pain in both legs from the knees down. Don't know if it's arthritis or what. Usually it's the right leg.
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 16:28:06 (MST)
Hope that goes well for you Fred. Had all those test done a couple years ago and they said part of my heart was enlarged. Than came back and said it may have always been that way which is why I don't worry till they tell me I am supposed to. Old is a few years back when I bought my nice tractor and could hook up the PTO in a few seconds. These days it drives me crazy and I need a break when I either connect or unhook the dam thing. So not sure if there is something wrong with it or that my hands just can't grab it right.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 14:24:59 (MST)
I cant believe the strength we lose as we grow older. I will be 66 this year. Just changed the front brake pads on my old chevy pick up. After I changed one side, I had to go inside, sit down and take a break, have a cup of coffee. That's a breeze of a job and should have been able to do it in no time, without a break. Maybe there is something to the heart stress test they want to give me wensday..they think something is up with the bottom part of my heart. Shaking my head, the old gray horse just aint what he used to be.
alvis
USA - Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 12:43:59 (MST)
Hi all just got together last night to eat with Wink, Larry & Brenda Davis @ his Club House. I love Steak! As far as the emails I have done that in the past but still need to get everything up to date with email address's. Worse part with my AOL is when I do and wait too long I always have a bunch bounce for different reasons. Some sorry to say are simply that a mailbox is full and even if a good address you guys have to read them. Other change address's and it doesn't show me a name so have to weed through to find out who is not working. Rick I am learning and will need to dump the basic stuff for 129th guys I have for you.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 17:53:01 (MST)
There's some talk on the FB group about an "All Lane Units" meet up at the VHPA reunion in Reno in July. I think the 129th & 498th hang out together at Kokomo, but there's also a bunch of 61st guys & others.
Rick G <ZRX1100@antelecom.net>
USA - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 14:41:48 (MST)
Ken: You can access the updated pilot roster on the Lane FB group. I added 10 names to the original 290. I also have 29 or 30 names on the 129th part of the "everyone else" roster including some KIA/MIA.
Rick G <ZRX1100@antelecom.net>
USA - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 14:37:46 (MST)
Ken can you do mass emails with the reunion info. it would be a way of contacting our group and keep them informed. And, can you do the same on your face book. Just a thought. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:54:03 (MST)
I will be attending June 16 to 21. Wife was going to go but.... Anyway I would like to offer 1/2 of a king size bed. I have tried to get queen sized we will see???
william French <frenchie745@comcast.net>
savannah, GA USA - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 09:25:20 (MST)
It was a night mission.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 15:34:30 (MST)
I read several years ago that the pilot I flew my first 129th mission with, WO Peter "Apple" Abplanalp was killed outside of Denver doing a medevac on a drunk driver. In addition to Pete, his entire flight medical crew and the drunk was killed when the helicopter got hung up in a powerline. I think the article said that Pete had gone on after being an army aviator into a successful civil engineering career. When he retired from engineering, he went back to his first love... flying helicopters.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 15:31:38 (MST)
Rick I saw and like what you have done so far with the 129th pilots as at some point I wanted to update this contact list with all the information for everyone. Have been working with over 300 names in excel and mostly wanted us to know the guys who have been lost over the years. Sorry to say guys pass and Our Brothers don't always hear the news. Have been thinking about it for the past few years because none of can remember all the details for so many. Only been a short time from seeing a news report about a plane crash just to find out it was Lt Tilton a week later. Hope we can get all these things figured out while we are still able.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 13:38:42 (MST)
OH! I think the bus trip to the wall is 15.00 Anyone whom has been there know it's the best way to get there.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:20:21 (MST)
Well I hope all our 129th Family has weathered these last deadly storms that has hit again. I will have our roof done on Saturday. High winds and winds from the tornadoes finally took it's toll. We were the lucky ones. about 3 1/2 until the reunion. I know Mark whats us to go as a unit to the wall. Since our group is getting in our 70's now but, we still have some of the young one out there. It would be nice to have a large turnout. If you any questions feel free to email or call my cell. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:17:36 (MST)
Good point regarding the non-facebookers. Feel free to email any updates. We've added 9 names to the pilot roster since yesterday.
RIck G <ZRX1100@antelecom.net>
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:56:23 (MST)
Also, if you're like me you're not on Facebook.
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 09:25:21 (MST)
Rick, maybe we could email you with that information so we don't clog up the blog?
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 09:24:30 (MST)
I've been posting pilot rosters over at the Lane AHP Facebook page. Now I'm creating a list of "Everyone who wasn't a pilot". It's going to be one list, but cover all Lane units (61st, 161st, 174th, 180th, 498th, 196th etc) Mechanics, tin bashers, avionics/sparks, drivers, ATC. Basically every else. I've also added at least 5 or 6 names to the pilot roster that were missing on the VHPA CD. So, if you weren't the guy flying the bird, let's hear from you. We need Name, dates, unit, MOS. Also: For the pilot roster I've started adding 1st, 2nd or Guns Plt & call sign details.
Rick G
USA - Monday, February 22, 2016 at 19:48:43 (MST)
Lou that is hard for any of us to deal with. Think it has been a big part of PTSD and helps seeing Our Brothers. I just got my flyer from Crewmembers Assoc. so need to get my membership renewed and figure out about DC. It appears I will be going with "Stickman" again this year. Like Alex said we need a head count. Been busy getting ready for Larry & Brenda to get here. Also going to break down and get another Cell Phone. Also remember the 129th AHC address is P.O. Box 129, Candler, FL, 32111-0129 to send checks for coins. I should be back home by March 2nd at least.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, February 19, 2016 at 13:08:30 (MST)
Lou sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We are here for you. Hope you can make the reunion in June. It's always nice being surrounded by our 129th Family. Take care of yourself. The older we get the more problems we have. Unless your young like Mark and some of the others!!LOL!!! Always A Brother!!! We need a head count for the reunion!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Friday, February 19, 2016 at 09:21:25 (MST)
Wow Lou, Sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Was it the boy who was with you at the reunion that time? Take care and it would be great to see you again..............always a brother......love you guys............
Mark
USA - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 18:46:19 (MST)
Hello flight,been some time since I was here last, the last few years have been tough for me between losing my son and going in and out of the hospital it's taken a toll on me. I am hoping to make it to the reunion this year and seeing you guys again.
Louis Ragonese <lourags1@aol.com>
Lincoln, Delaware USA - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 14:51:35 (MST)
Just to let folks know I have gotten checks for Kokomo from Paul, Mark, Ted & Rick so far. Paul still hope you are up & feeling better by September. I did know one guy who carried some kind of rig in his truck with a big tank he used to refill his small tank. Not up on the new stuff but they sure have come a long way.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:15:01 (MST)
Paul were here for you Brother! Hoping they cut you back on the oxygen. Thats, what I love about this 129th Family. We all try and help each other out. Got a email from Larry Ruff he will be attending the reunion in June. Looking forward to seeing our 129th Family!!! Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 09:29:36 (MST)
Thanks Fred I'll keep that in mind.can you tell me the brand and model.
Paul McGrath
LaSalle , il USA - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 07:32:31 (MST)
Paul, I have a portable oxy gen. It was used by Sue on her trips to Australia, airline approved, battery powered, 2 batteries, each one last, If I remember right, 4 hours. Charges on any 120 volt outlet,I think even 12 volt with the correct converter. I have it for sale for two grand (cost 3). if I still have it come Kokomo time, you are welcome to use it. if I remember right, Susan was on number 4 on the regular oxy machine at home. It was light enough for her to carry without problems.Lots lighter than the bottles.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 14:37:46 (MST)
Thanks for the encouragement,It's the oxygen that trips things up,not the pacemaker.I would have to have 8 big bottles of oxygen to last 2 days,that's a back seat full.maybe I'll get lucky and they will cut it down.Ya right.hope I can make Kokomo.was all ready last year and ended up in the nut ward from lack of oxygen.ended up doing 2 weeks in the hospital
Paul McGrath
LaSalle , il USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 14:08:00 (MST)
Paul,....Take care of yourself Brother.........................
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 09:27:07 (MST)
Paul my cousin has had a pacemaker since he was 16. Needed to get it adjusted as he grew older. Hope you can at least make Kokomo? just take good care of yourself. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 09:26:47 (MST)
morning flight, ken combee rd. is about half hour from me. used to live near there so I know the area and will have no problem getting to you all. let me know. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven , fl USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 08:39:41 (MST)
Wink, missed you on the phone but Larry & Brenda are coming down. Pulling teeth to find places to stay but found one, Lakeland RV Resort on 900 Old Combee Road near you so will be trying to call you again. Also will email Kim Lavoie and call Little John. So will be away from here from the 24th to the 1st of March.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, February 15, 2016 at 18:21:39 (MST)
Got a pacemaker,oxygen,cpap,not lookin like I will be going anywhere anymore
Paul McGrath
lasalle, il USA - Monday, February 15, 2016 at 16:18:59 (MST)
Got a pacemaker,oxygen,cpap,not lookin like I will be going anywhere anymore
Paul McGrath
lasalle, il USA - Monday, February 15, 2016 at 15:51:02 (MST)
Paul, hows the heart doing?
alvis
USA - Monday, February 15, 2016 at 14:46:43 (MST)
thanks paul wink
wink
USA - Monday, February 15, 2016 at 08:19:15 (MST)
Wink:September 15-18 2016
Paul McGrath
lasalle, il USA - Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 14:46:16 (MST)
afternoon flight, ken got the coin great job. hey what are the dates for kokomo. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 11:47:01 (MST)
UH-1M is a "C"-Charlie model with a L-13 engine.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:39:27 (MST)
Good to see the commo. Was letting everyone know were going to ned to get a head count for the reunion in June. This way we can once again have a 129th meeting room. Tom will be calling around April. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:15:02 (MST)
What about a Mike versus a Charlie versus a Bravo?
Dave Powers
USA - Friday, February 12, 2016 at 07:52:36 (MST)
the "C" model has a curved Tail Fin. CE: 664 UH-1H
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 22:05:00 (MST)
The main difference was the 540 rotor system. There probably a few other minor things too but I can't name any.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 18:07:13 (MST)
What else on the "C" model -the Engine?
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:25:02 (MST)
HELP- Can someone Clarify Just what is the difference between the B model Gunship & the "C" model gunship. If I recall One of the modifications on the "C" model was suppose to be the "C" model was to have the Cobra Rotor Blade system-NO Stabilizer Bar?
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:23:14 (MST)
Dan, Ken Strong has 129th AHC Challenge Coins. $20 ea. If you are interested. My best work ever... Always a Brother-
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 22:50:10 (MST)
Dan Jarvis thanks for the updates as I already have you on our list but will email a couple more questions to confirm. Wink & Stickman, got your checks today and will mail coins tomorrow. So 13 new ones gone so far and still have two of the old ones. Have several still saying they are interested. Also finding out that it is a busy Winter here in Florida with all the people from up North.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 16:29:04 (MST)
D Jarvis.Welcome & thank you for the info.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredp, TX USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 14:09:53 (MST)
Hello again, FYI: 66-00632 is a 129th UH-1M that was with the 129th in 1971. It is sitting on a pedestal in Heck Park Vietnam Memorial in Monroe, Michigan. There is also a small museum there with some pictures of her tour in Vietnam which lasted from 11/1967 to 01/1972. She was with the 134th AHC and the 57th AHC before she got to the 129th. God bless her!
D Jarvis <firefly1989@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 13:44:24 (MST)
afternoon flight, yes ken I read your posting wrong, sorry about that, I sent out a check for the new coin an also the info you wanted. the only thing that I forgot was my call sign and of course its wink. dan welcome to the site an family. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:59:06 (MST)
Hello, I was with the 129th Cobra's for the last three months of 1971 as a crew chief. We had two Cobras at that time and I crewed Cobra 532. Sgt. Martinez crewed the other one. Our gunners that I remember were Lupo, Sam, and Shorty. Cobra 532 was a UH-1B/M 65-09532 that came from the 282nd Alley Cats in Danang and was only there from September to December 31st of 1971. I'm wondering if anyone remembers this bird or even flew it. (I don't remember the pilots names, although you guys were awesome if you are reading this!) Best regards, SP-5 Dan Jarvis (Formerly flight engineer on CH-47As at the 242nd Muleskinners in Fu Loi).
D Jarvis <firefly1989@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 20:44:53 (MST)
Thanks Ken, and thanks for the pics of the coins. John did a good job on them.
alvis
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 18:42:18 (MST)
Thanks Fred...but the coins are for you guys:>))) L-G
Gently
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 18:31:48 (MST)
Wink do you remember Fred who lived next door to me and asked you about your hip replacement? He is the one that passed away while we were in Kokomo and had talked to him the night before Jan & I left. Than found out when we got back that he didn't make it through the surgery on his leg that Monday. He was never in the military so had everything done with insurance but they cut his rehab at home. Guy just went through a bunch of crap last year leaving him completely broke by the end. If you remember he had the house on stilts which by the way is for sale now. Just saying if anyone is interested let me know as his ex & son want to unload the place.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 17:26:16 (MST)
ken you must be thinking of someone else because I didn't break my leg an didn't use the va.used a private dr.. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 14:24:38 (MST)
Thanks wink. The hardest thing will be climbing in and out of semi I drive. Recovery time and date of operation determins what I can, or will do. I just cant say yet,or don't know yet, its out of my hands.It was supposed to be done last march, but that's when I had to take care of Susan. Been using two canes since Jan of feb of last year. Ken, please send me that info and I will fire off a postal money order to you. I just hope I can do something before it gets cold again this fall.
alvis
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 12:35:24 (MST)
Fred as far as I know she didn't get one but I will send you an email with info today. Easy to send her one as she gets the checks to put in our account and sure she would like one of them. As far as the hip my friend down here I told how well Wink did but feel like it was the start of killing him. He didn't do real well and than feeling bad because he fell and broke his leg on the same side. Not sure but thought things were OK when I talked to him before surgery on the leg but didn't make it. Still sick thinking about the crap they put him though outside of the VA. Guess the main thing is having support when you get home, just feeling guilty that he was laying on the floor for hours and couldn't get to a phone with no way for anyone to know what happened.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 11:59:07 (MST)
Fred a trip in a vette on 66. Now that's what I call a trip. But, what you to know that we miss you at the 129th reunions and Kokomo. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 10:31:29 (MST)
fred just to add it was well worth it. no regrets
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 10:25:01 (MST)
morning flight, fred I had my left hip replaced in 2013. I spent two weeks in rehab center before going home and continued rehab at home on my own, mostly walking. I got back to playing golf in mid sept.,but everyone is different. it depends on who hard you push yourself without hurting one self. but I will tell you that is a lot of pain involved with a hip replacement and you have to work through it or you will end up like my father in a wheel chair till the day he died.he wouldnt do what he was suppose to do. he said it hurt to much. hope this helps you, if you want to give me acall. 863-370-0633 wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 10:20:43 (MST)
2 questions, Ken, did gently get a coin? If not, I would like to buy one for her and you send it to her. Second, Anyone have a hip replacement done? If so, what is the recovery time? I am in line to have it done at VA. Sick and tired of walking with two canes and wondering how long it would be before I can go back to work.
alvis
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 06:33:01 (MST)
don't know but I do know better than to let a monkey crap in my hand..By the way les, do you know who decided to sic a pack of dogs on the monkey I had?
alvis
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 05:54:42 (MST)
Fred A. I have handful of monkey doo. What do I do with it? If you can give me a call at 503-455-2633.
wrong Way <bullet2013@outlook.com>
USA - Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 02:47:44 (MST)
thanks Alex, you are correct. Don't know if I will make the reunion.. been thinking about doing the route 66 thing in my vette.
alvis
USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 17:14:44 (MST)
Besides what Alex posted about checking with http://vhcma.org/ we might need to try and do like the last time and arrange the dinner through him like the time in DC before. Also got the coins from John today.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 16:04:06 (MST)
I was in the 129th 2plt. Nov 1968 - May 1970. Was a door gunner/Then crew chief. "NEVER FORGET" "BEEN THERE DONE THAT"
Tony Finn <mrfinn@att.net>
Port Arthur , Texas USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 12:06:47 (MST)
Correction: landed in Vietnam in February 1971, went home in January 1972... senior moment.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 10:45:12 (MST)
Correction... I hit Nam in February of 1971, went home in January 1972. Old age sucks...
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 10:32:28 (MST)
Fred I think the Jokers were the 48th. I have orders where I was supposed to be TDY to the 48th from the 129th in 1967. Don't ever remember going. I hope you make DC. be nice to have the 60th guys you served with join us there.Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
Tennessee USA - Thursday, February 04, 2016 at 09:22:31 (MST)
its funny Mark should bring up Lam Som. The 49th ANC (the Jokers) were sent up north to be in that battle. The 60th AHC (Ghostriders) replaced them at Ninh Hoa, which is between Nha Trang and Tuy Hoa. They wee based near, and support for, the Whitehorse Roks. I was sent there in Jan of 72 from the 129th as the 60th was just forming up. I have been trying to talk the 60th folks (all 5 or 6 of us) into making it to the reunion. they sorta had one in Kansas were a 60th bird in a "slick on a stick".
alvis
USA - Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 19:16:35 (MST)
DC Reunion is June 14th thru 19th at the Hilton Dulles airport. Go to the VHCMA.OrG and go to reunions it will have all the information. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 14:49:30 (MST)
We are thinking about goin to the reunion in DC,when does it starts? and where is it being held?
Manny Rivera <mannny079@ptd.net>
STROUDSBURG, Pa. USA - Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 13:50:00 (MST)
the 129th did not go to the lam son fight. there wee more helicopter losses in that fight than any other battle. Not only that, but many fixed wings were shot down as well.Im glad it was the Arvns inserted and not Americans.The American public would not have stood for those kind of losses.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 18:37:25 (MST)
Mark, I don't think the 129th participated as a unit in Lam Son 719, although some in the unit had and then transferred in. I believe the day I hit Vietnam in January of 1971, the operation got underway... by God's grace I was sent to the 129th, and not to Phu Bai. We lost a LOT of helicopters and good men in that hell.
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 18:15:50 (MST)
Alex, just get us a room. I'm sure we will need one......see ya all there......
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 15:58:19 (MST)
Didn't the 129th participate in this? http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/a-soldiers-story-operation-lam-son-719#
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 15:56:46 (MST)
Just read a note from John letting me know that the new 129th coins are on the way to me here in Florida. My email address again is ken7776 at aol.com if you want to see the proof of them or have a question. Will post again when I get them in my hands.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 14:50:59 (MST)
Have our rooms booked for the DC Reunion arriving Weds. June 15th, Well 71 Degrees here at the moment with plenty of rain. Backyard is flooded. Some roads have water standing. I was hoping the roofers would have been able to put a new Roof on. Had damage from the last few storms. Well we will need a count of how many of the 129th our going to the reunion so we can get a room from Tom. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 14:49:03 (MST)
I just made my reservations for the reunion in Washington and was told by the hotel that they were filled up or almost so. If you are going you better make your reservations fast before all the rooms are taken.
Rainer Bauer <bauerrv1@gmail.com>
USA - Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 07:24:29 (MST)
Well taking my 129th working day while it is wet out down here. Guess some did see a few snow flakes the other day but no one snowed in down here, LOL. OK I am working on the Kokomo forms and waiting to get the new coins from John. Also Larry & Brenda Davis are supposed to be here next month so trying to line up a road trip for the Campers around the 24th. Also Mark is hoping to get things ready to go on this site soon so again one step closer to updating the contact list. On that again I just want to put Name, Rank, Plt and Position along with month & year getting to and leaving the unit. I also want and am trying to update the list with those who we have lost and the date they passed away. Than just what town and State you live in now. At best I am getting that email, phone and addresses would be kept in a database where Mark, Gently, Paul Boggs and I have copies so any contacts or info goes through us and can't be pulled from our website. Again any comments or ideas please let me know. Take care all and hoping for a good 2016.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:43:43 (MST)
Well glad to see you out Mark. Thought most still buried in the snow that passed us over. But, we still have Feb. to make through. Hope our Brothers in Florida are not affected by the bad weather and tornadoes. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:48:39 (MST)
Dang Alex, we wont be able to say bad things about you anymore.......
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00:33 (MST)
Been quite for a few days. Some might still have problems from the weather this past weekend. We had a dusting of snow. But, the snow it all around us. Been some crazy weather. Hope everyone has a great week. Got hearing aids from the VA. Now I can hear all the BS at the reunions. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 06:00:42 (MST)
Larry, I too am a proud 129th AHC person. Thanks for you comment. Always a Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:14:49 (MST)
I too wish to thank, John Sarter and all others involved, for the outstanding job creating the 129th challenge coin. Holding it in my hand makes me a feel PROUD to have served with my brothers in the 129th.
Larry Ruff <ruffruff@bellsouth.net>
Birmingham, AL United States - Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:39:19 (MST)
Just adding a note from the Facebook Page to here about new coins. John still has two of the first batch and is getting more on the way coming to me. The address is 129th Assault Helicopter Company, P. O. Box 129, Candler, FL 32111-0129. We have accounting adjustments to make but for now just make payments to: 129th AHC Fund and will just have Gently deposit them in our account. My email address again is ken7776 at aol.com and John just sent me the copy of proof 5 with the Snoopy Patch and AH-1G. Again they are $20 each and will let everyone know when they get here.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 18:23:48 (MST)
Just received my 129th Challenge Coin from Dave Powers via John Sartor. It is Awesome! I can't believe the detail. I am very proud! John, your design was GREAT!. I am very impressed. I have been showing it to everyone I know.
Dennis Faucher <drfaucher@verizon.net>
USA - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 15:02:15 (MST)
Received my 129th AHC challenge coin in the mail yesterday.It's awesome! Thanx to you John Sartor for sending it,and kudos for the great design Alex,Bill and all involved. Respectfully, Lenny. Clear Left.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 07:00:16 (MST)
morning flight, yes this is a subject we all should think about and look into. the info I provided comes right of the v.a. hand book, which is issued the first of the year, every year. most of the va faucilities have them on hand but they go fast. the hand book tells you just about all of the benis one need to know. so if you can get your hands on one. but keep it mind that I have one an if you have questions about ones benifits give a call. joe what year did your dad serve with the 129th. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 08:44:41 (MST)
I would think that Winks info is more up to date than mine. I was trying to remember what my Mom received when Dad passed back in the mid 70s. The best advice already given.. call the VA. Again, sorry for your loss.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 08:20:05 (MST)
thanks for all your info
Joe Johnson <cobra073@yahoo.com>
moRONGO, cA USA - Monday, January 18, 2016 at 19:12:05 (MST)
Joe Johnson: I remember reading a while back about "Aid and Attendance " benefits. Not sure if this would even apply, but wouldn't hurt to check it out I guess. http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/benefits_chap13.asp
Dave Powers
USA - Monday, January 18, 2016 at 18:43:16 (MST)
These are questions a bunch of us need to know for our families and sorry to say getting answers always depends on who you talk to. Than seeing that the VA & SS are never responsible for giving bad info it helps to find out. I am feeling a Cold but also wanted to mention that the Kokomo Site is still messed up & locked down but talked to Ski yesterday and he sent me this years form so will be working on that for everyone.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, January 18, 2016 at 17:26:20 (MST)
Wink and Alvis.............this is the kind of commo that I believe this website was created for. Helping others. Thanks for helping Joe out with this vital information. God is Good.......................always a brother...........
Mark
USA - Monday, January 18, 2016 at 09:46:02 (MST)
yes joe your dads wife is entitled to benefits, there are a lot of factor to deal with but she is entitled. health care though champva, call for info 1-800-733-8387. she is entitled to about 40% of his disability payments, you can call the regional office at 1-800-827-1000. this info comes out of the fed benefits for vets depent. an survivors. if you want to call me my # 8633700633. wink 3/60-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 12:24:58 (MST)
joe, I believe she gets his VA @ 50% reduction if they have been married over 5 years, if he is service connected. After my wife passed, my VA was reduced. I went straight down to VA to report her passing. They told me it could take up to two years to see that reduction and to save the difference because they will want that back. Susan passed in march, I just this month received a letter stating they will start taking it back out of my monthly check starting in march. Other than a free headstone and a grave, I don't know. Sorry to hear he is sick and wishing your family the best.
alvis
USA - Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:41:07 (MST)
Howdy crew---My father is 70% service connected receiving 100% unimployability and dying of non service connected cancer in the VA hospital. Does anyone have info on what his wife can receive from the VA at his passing?
Joe Johnson <cobra073@yahoo.com>
MORONGO, CA USA - Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:31:52 (MST)
Judth, anything that can be done from this end?
alvis
USA - Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 17:34:45 (MST)
Thanks Alex-
John Sartor
USA - Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:30:42 (MST)
John your not going to be able to please everyone. And, sooner or later you will have coins collecting dust. I when I had the 129th shirts made years ago. I changed the way the Bulldog and Helicopter looked. The Vietnamese made something that looked like a wolf or something. As time went by they got better on the Helicopter. The 129th started with B&D model Helicopter then H Model and Cobras. We have to realize every time someone makes something that we argue that it is not right or it should have been done different. The coin I got from you reflect the 129th and that is all that matters. It didn't have a lot from the beginning of the 129th. So you went by that you know. Plus it cost to have a die mold made for each coin. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:21:00 (MST)
I knew the names on the bottom where nick-names for the person wearing the patch. Mine was,"The Kid". At the time I joined the 2nd flt Plt, I was the youngest in the platoon and felt that I was like "Billy the Kid" fighting for good for the wrong reasons in the Range War... Ken Strong, I'm waiting for your pick of the photo's I sent you. That way I can get the ball rolling on the coins. Always a Brother in the 129th-
John Sartor
USA - Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:02:00 (MST)
I always wanted to know, "who was LOU"? On the 1 Flt Plt Patch. I guess I had to take the 129th History Class. Paul Tenhet, Thank you for clearing that up. I'm looking into get more Coins made with the changes. I'm having the AH-1 to replace the B/C model on the coin along with the 1st flight Patch replaced with Snoopy. I didn't know that every 2 years the patch changed within the 1st flight. Thank heavens the 2nd didn't change. Always leaning, Always a Brother-
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 09:47:53 (MST)
Dang, Sorry Paul about the LOU mistake.......I apologize............dumb me.
Mark
USA - Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:58:20 (MST)
Thanks Dave. As one reads the book, several places are mentioned that we flew to and around. Seems they enjoyed "Happy Valley" about as much as we did..put on the chicken plates boys, were going to happy valley. Did a Snoppy low/high (I was low) near there thru some very lonely looking valleys. They had one of those vacume looking sniffers for urine on board. Was quiet exciting flying low and when they said hot, well, everyone enjoyed firing the 60.
alvis
USA - Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 13:50:25 (MST)
Paul thank you very much for your post and one of my old goals was to try and figure out who and when all the WIAs were as well. Again it is already another phone day plus emails. Again my address is ken7776 @ aol.com. Wow I am againing a lot these past few days but also getting more interest in newer coins. I really wish that more of Us were already retired. I am sorry that I missed the last DC trip but am hoping maybe this year we could have even more people show up if possible.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 13:02:40 (MST)
Looking at some of the 129th patches.this came from the American society of military insignia collectors. 1st flight platoon had two patches yellow oval with black helicopter and inscription 1st slick Plt. and snoopy wearing a helmet and a scarf with a machine gun sitting on the roof of a dog house with inscription One For All All for One 1st lift Platoon. Two cobra one with Falstaff underneath the cobra the other without Falstaff one Lou the bulldog patch wearing red and black hat inscribed 129 in black the difference in the second platoon was the spade was larger and bulldogs were seperated on the second patch made. and last the difference in the 129th patch as we know went from 129th Aslt. Hel Co. to 129th Aslt doesn't show the first patch of the 129th the 129th Aviation company. Hope this sheds a little light about our patches. The were a lot patches probably made by some of our Brothers that were never added to this list. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:42:37 (MST)
Robert Mason's "Chickenhawk" is a great read... recommend it for all air crewmen. Those guys were stationed at An Khe, and operated in the same AO as we did. Borrowed it from the library several years ago, and just bought my copy about a year ago. It had been updated since its first edition. You're in good company there, Fred.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 09:51:44 (MST)
Someone posted "Huey 509 inside edition" on Robert Masons (Chicken hawk) home page. Mark, Ron, the story lives on. Its an honor to me to be posted on that page connecter with that story and with the two others. Still, a huge thank you to the 509 folks
alvis
USA - Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 07:06:46 (MST)
Mark- You are close, I ("LOU" Tenhet) sent you a copy of that 1st platoon patch probably 10 years ago. The patch was worn by the 1st Platoon at least part of 1968 and all of 1969. The only other thing I feel that is significant about that patch is the 1st platoon suffered 4 WIA in April 1969 , Lt Hammon (1st Platoon Commander), WO Reger and a Crew Chief and a Door Gunner(can't recall Names) all in separate aircrafts during a reaction force combat assault and 4 KIA in May 1969 , WO Whitmer, WO Stowe, Crew Chief Brooks and Door Gunner Goonan. All of which wore That Patch when they became casualties of war. Yes Mark, it's been years since I've posted on the flight log but I do read it almost daily. I just don't want to let my opinion get me in a pissing contest. Bulldog 16"LOU".
Paul Tenhet <pqt2@xmission.com>
Tooele, UT USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 23:43:56 (MST)
Ken.....LOU came from LOU Raganaz (spell?)..........Lou used to come in here once in awhile, He might still read. Pop-A-Top was Larry's call sign for him and his ship, the "257"...................any coin is fine with me guys and gals...........the more the marrier..........Love to all............DOC, glad to have you back. Prayers sent up for you.................always a brother.......................
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 16:29:00 (MST)
Well I am learning a great deal of history today as I got over to see I had missed calls already this morning. Now it is cleared up a lot that I now know both Flights used the bottom of the patch for "NickNames/Call Signs". I had just tried to figure out where the LOU came from and what it meant or why there was a Pop A Top, etc on the 2nd Flt Patches. IE, Larry Jackson. Now maybe we can move on and get over the hardheaded debates and move on to the really important things like having the lift bird flying above the gunship that seems to be missing a rocket pod on the right side. OK somewhere I was just reading about loosing a pod so maybe this was being shot down and the lift bird was flying cover while Pete Nolan was crashing his ship. OK I am trying to be funny while knowing how these mean so much to so many guys here. Guess my point is that we lost so many in Vietnam and now are loosing more each year.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:46:39 (MST)
morning flight, first I had no idea that there where so may designs that where worn through the years that represented the 129th. so I think its a good idea to order more with the changes, an of course more of the first ones providing more is needed. so flight its only right to let john know who wants one with or without the change. so john ill want one with the design change. that one do I here more. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 09:05:11 (MST)
Mornin' flight. So sorry to hear of your mom, Gently, and of Debbie's passing, Dr. Bill... may God grant his comfort to you and the family. Also, welcome back Dr. Bill! Glad to hear you're getting on top of things. I personally have no preference on the coin design. I think John did a great job with it, and if you all want something different, that's totally cool. Funny, when I drew the Snoopy patch, I thought I was coming up with something original (ha...). Turns out that many units in Vietnam had a guy like me doing the same thing. Have a great one, you all!
Dave Powers
Montrose, CO USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 08:02:41 (MST)
Mornin,Bite&Strikers.Hey John S. I mailed you a $20 for a 129th challenge coin. Will be proud to display it with my others. In re: to the 129th patches,when I first arrived in country the 1st Flt.Pltn. had a off yellow triangular shape patch with a Bulldog. Your callsign printed on the bottom. Mine was "Puppy",given to me by my crewchief Hewitt aka "Huey".Later in my tour as crewchief on Bulldog#135 1st Flt. was using a oval shape yellow or orange colored patch with a black "slick". 2nd Flt. had a blue pentagon shape patch,Cobra's patch was round with a snake ready to strike. I have retained some for "Show and tell" which I will bring with me to the next Reunion. By the way, Larry Ruff-it was awesome talking with you Monday.Remember poop burning detail? Oh yeah! the good old days weren't always good. Thanx for your posts Brothers. God Bless....Clear,Lenny.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 06:46:40 (MST)
OK been on the phone again and will again ask for a little input about coins. John is almost out depending on him getting checks from those who already emailed him they were wanting some. To change them requires an up charge for the mold for another 50 being made. If we get more with a Snoopy Patch will that upset anyone? Than if those sell and we get more with an AH-1G instead of a B Model?? The reason I am coming up with this now is we have more people wanting coins and if there is a change now I know I would get the new one along with a few others. Than the idea of trading them can maybe be worked out at Reunions. Just an idea for those who like the Dave Powers Patch which closed the 1st Flight in 1973. Please any thing quickly because I need to start dealing with Kokomo and DC for 2016.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 20:41:30 (MST)
Dr Bill good to see you back. The coins John has are about gone but here is a repost of his address: Send Check or Money Order to: John Sartor 4833 Northerly Street Oceanside, CA 92056-2102 $20 per coin...
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 15:11:22 (MST)
Hey all my 129th Bros, Tex, Mark, et.al. I'm back, as they say. At least I'm on my way back. Bin MIA. Was way out there on the dark fringe for quite a while(that's just past the edge and hangin' on by a toe for those lucky enough to have never visited the nasty place.) PTS had come back to bang hard on me again, then when I lost Debbie to breast cancer that just sent me over the edge. Pretty much like a total engine failure and tail rotor failure all at once...spinnin' down and out of control. My VA PTS therapist wanted to put me down a couple times, lock me up, if you kno what I mean. My awesome kids wouldn't have it. Saved me from the "rubber room". Anyway, finally startin' to sorta feel like myself after 2 plus hard years. So I'm just checkin'in to say hey. Glad to be back. tryin' to catch up on what I've been reading here. Wow! Quite a lot. Very sad to read about our recently departed. May they R.I.P.and meet up with all our other bros who left us way too soon. So what's the deal with the challenge coin I'm reading about here? I want some! Somebody please tell me how to get some. I'm automatically wondering if somehow there's a cobra included. Anyway I'm really glad to be finally finding my real self again. Talk to you later. Love to all my bros! Cobra Knight/Dr.Bill
Dr. Bill Gambrill <doktrbil@comcast.net>
Boothwyn, PA USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 13:55:32 (MST)
Sorry to hear of Gently's loss, may her mother RIP. OK again 129th history does show like Fred said a lot of things that may not have been right like moving people quickly. I guess Dave Powers managed to do something when looking back to a picture which appears they must have had a bunch of Snoopy Patches made with the 1st Flight all wearing them. So as our memories fade I also am looking back to the Fall of 72 pictures it seems that photos only had the 129th patch. At some point a couple patches came back because I had a shirt with a Snoopy Patch on it. For some reason I also had Jungle Fatiges with a "Strive For Excelance" Patch but maybe because I was the CE on "Ruthless 6" by the end of the year. That also seems to mean that 1st Flight had 12 Hueys with it not belonging to the unit. Who knows because we also seemed to have aircraft in pieces in the hanger that I don't remember ever flying.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:31:05 (MST)
Reading farther down the flight log I saw we lost another one of our 129th Brothers. Rest in peace Mike Johnson.
Robbie
Rochester, Ny USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:30:09 (MST)
Gently you are in our thoughts and prayers after hearing of the loss of your Mother. We are here for you!!! Stick don't work yourself up about the coin. Couldn't put everything on it. When Bill Wolf did the 129th book. It wasn't researched to reflect the early years. But, it depends on whom does the research. Like the time when you ask me to find out why David's name was on the Memorial at the rest area. It took a few phone calls and time. But, I got you the correct information plus David's Family members. Lets be proud of what we got. Always A Brother!!'
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:28:42 (MST)
Gently, so sorry for your loss.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:20:46 (MST)
Mr.Gently. Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Prayers for you &yours.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 06:13:15 (MST)
Mr.Gently So sorry about the passing of your Mom. Prayers for you & yours.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
Mohegan Lake, N Y USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 06:10:58 (MST)
Gently, Prayers going out to you. May God Bless you too. Always a Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 22:39:04 (MST)
Gently, I am sorry for your loss.
J. W. Wilson
Kinston N. C., USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 17:04:50 (MST)
morning flight, sad news gently my thoughts an prayers go out to you. wink 3/69/10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 08:29:12 (MST)
Sorry for your loss Gently. Dennis was the Pic when David Stamper was killed wearing of all things a snoopy patch. Yes I am upset about things when its not right
James A. Oliver
pembroke, ga USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 07:58:25 (MST)
Some sad news to report. Gently's mother has passed away. Sorry for your loss Gently. Blessings and prayers to you...................
Mark
USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 05:31:29 (MST)
ken, cant remember the dates for shadow. Smitty and I flew a lot with him Then we flew LOT WITH gABBY . after smitty left I still flew a lot with Gaby until I left to go the the 60th AHC.All that was part of Gabby losing his wings.They sent me to 60th, sent the crew chief home and after that I have no idea.Dennis, the pilot/dentist up Penn way was the PP that day and has a better understanding THAN i.I mean they got rid of us PDQ.
alvis
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 17:33:43 (MST)
Can't remember the flight platoon patches in the beginning of the unit. I do remember some of the nose art on a few of our choppers. One was snoopy on the doghouse. But, in 65-66 don't remember wearing flight platoon patches on our fatiges. Rainer has a original 129th Aviation Company patches. Most if not all original patches has Vietnamese newspaper backing on the patch. I think there were a lot of patches made between 65 and 73. In 66 don't remember seeing a lot of nose art on the choppers. Just 129th on the pilot doors. Of course the memory isn't as good with age. Wink we got spared out here. Some homes in downtown Memphis area had flood water on their door steps. John the coin looks good. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:40:30 (MST)
Thanks Jeff I will get that on my list but does anyone know what month & year he got to the unit and the same for when he left? Also what Plt he mostly flew with, guessing it was the same as Fred. Now I would like to put out a little bit of my point of view about things. Again Mark got a hold of me in 1996 the 1st time and it was about his brother so I let the whole thing pass in my mind. Back than most of us younger guys were still working and maybe I know for me was trying to forget everything. Now I do think it is all about the total History of the 129th and not what or who "Cheap Charlie" was on any given day there. I love the Snoopy Patch that "Stickman" had made. I also love the art work that the guys in England did for the Bulldog Logo because of the detail. In the end I love all my Brothers and those others who have put so much into keeping the 129th alive when we are all gone.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 09:54:06 (MST)
morning flight, john got my coin, great looking. now all I have to remember is to carry it when going to our reunions. oh boy. alex, how you do with all the flooding in your area, no problems I hope. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 09:24:20 (MST)
I think the coin is great!!! Good job, John!
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 08:09:22 (MST)
Shadow was buried in Columbia S.C.. He worked as a security guard at the time of his passing. STICKMAN, I still think the odds of meeting you in that Florida Rest Area is greater than hitting the Powerball.
alvis
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 07:04:44 (MST)
Ken Strong: Info for CW2 Alton "Shadow" Page Flight School Class: 70-39 Date of Birth: 2-8-1950 Date of Death: 4-24-2008 Columbia, SC Hope this is what you needed. Snapper 71-72
Jeff Sauers
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 06:32:55 (MST)
Ken Strong: CW2 Alton "Shadow" Page Flight School Class: 70-39 Date Of Birth: 2-8-1950 Date Of Death: 4-24-2008 Columbia, SC Hope this helps.
Jeff Sauers
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 06:21:03 (MST)
Wrong is wrong enough said.
James A. Oliver
Pembroke, ga USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 21:21:27 (MST)
I think the coin is great!!! Good job, John!
Dave Powers
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 18:43:41 (MST)
When I drew up the plans for the 129th Challenge Coin.. I was looking for something that covered from 196? to 1973. This meant patches and Helicopters. I guess I was looking for something that represented the 129th AHC over all. This Coin I felt hit the mark. Our Heritage. I'm just saying too... Always a Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 17:33:11 (MST)
Thanks for the info Dave as I remember both of those patches but again need to say I remember a bunch of different ones by the time I got there. Point being it would be hard to make everyone happy but I still love the coins which it looks like John will need to have more made already. Also back to Fred I looked and found that I am missing most info on Alton Page. So who would have his info?
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 17:29:13 (MST)
One other little note: I saw the yellow ellipse patch on eBay several years ago, and it was described as the 129th 1st platoon patch. The current bid was $200 at the time! Wished I'd have taken a footlocker full of them home!
Dave Powers
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 16:35:27 (MST)
Greetings Flight, I just wanted to put my 2 cents in. It's true that Lou's 1st platoon isn't the same as the rest of the 1st platoon patches. But I have to say that there was also (I believe) another version after Lou's: it was an elliptical or oval shaped yellow one with a black silhouetted Huey on it. That was the version I first had on my uniforms when I hit Lane in February of 1971. I was the guy who "designed" the Snoopy patch that Jim referred to, probably around May of 1971, and it was worn the rest of my tour, until January 1972 when I DEROS'd. Don't know what happened after that. Hope that clears up things a bit. John. I received the outstanding coin today, and I will cherish it, regardless of what 1st platoon patch it bears. It's all part of our history and heritage... Very proper and fitting. Thanks, I'll take 3 more, John!
Dave Powers
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 16:31:37 (MST)
And for those of us who knew and called him friend David Stamper the courageous young man he was also wore snoopy patch. Stickman just saying
James A. Oliver
Pembroke , Ga USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 15:53:25 (MST)
Thank you John I'm sorry but I had to post that. The book is the same way. We just lost a brother this week from 1st flt who wore the snoopy patch. Rip Mike. Stickman just saying
James A. Oliver
pembroke, ga USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 12:17:32 (MST)
I received my coin today John and I must say it is a beautiful piece. However the first flt patch does not represent those of us from 1971 and onward as our patch was snoopy. That patch along with all the other plot patches were taken. I was medivaced and did not no that they were given back later..left out again. Just say in Stickman
James A. Oliver
pembroke, ga USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 12:05:03 (MST)
Fred that is one of the things I have been working on for an updated contact list. Have been trying to add those who we have lost and their date of death for when eer we can get it all fixed.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, January 08, 2016 at 20:17:34 (MST)
Gone but Not Forgotten. A noble phrase indeed. We honor those who were lost to us in Vietnam. As we should. What about those who have been in here but no longer here? Those like, Alton Page (Shadow), Jim Westwang (Smitty), Fred Scaggs, and a large handful of others. Perhaps should there not be a list of their names somewhere on this unit page? I put this forth before you folks for your consideration. Up to you guys to decide.
alvis
USA - Friday, January 08, 2016 at 18:36:09 (MST)
Flowers sent from the 129th AHC to Mike's Family. L-J
gently
USA - Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 16:48:19 (MST)
SLOW HAND SALUTE FOR 1ST. LT. EDWIN S. BRAGUE, PILOT 129 TH. AHC CO. KIA 1-7-67. RIP.
FOSTER W. BRAGUE USMC VIETNAM VET.
PLAINS, PA. USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 22:02:02 (MST)
God willing and the creek don't rise. Interesting bit of info on that saying and its not what you think. Its a very old saying/phrase, coming from around the time the "frontier" was still Alabama, Tenn, Ky, you get the picture. God willing means exactly that but The "Creek don't rise" actually means the Creek Indians who occupied much of that land the Euros were trying to settle.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 17:29:17 (MST)
Morning Bite&Strikers. Happy New Year. Can I get info on purchasing a 129th lic plate frame and a challenge coin? Just returned from Christmas vacationing out in Ohio. Son Danny is USAF captain at Wright-Patterson.If you ever get a chance,the National Air Force museum is a must see! I'm officially retired from N Y State csea now, so I'll be harassing you brothers alot now. Plan on finally making a 129th get together in June too,Lord willing n' the creek don't rise. [no offense to those of you near Missouri] I see that our crew numbers are diminishing.A sadness every time I hear another member of out proud unit passes. A slow hand Salute for Mike. Rest in peace Brother. Clear Left,Lenny.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
Mohegan Lake, N Y USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 08:06:33 (MST)
Thanks for the heads up Jim. I have to admit again that I spent most of yesterday missing Mike. Some things are sad & funny at the same time I guess. Just remember him as being somewhat funny way back than and his great Army issued glasses were part of that. Thinking back it maybe wasn't funny making fun of him for scaring women away or that his gun never worked right. Wysocki would just blame you guys who came before us for wearing them out over the years. I am still so very thankful that he did find this site and that we were able to make connections here and on the phone. The best part is ending each call with saying we love each other. I regret that I don't have more time to make these calls but knowing that when I get off they are mostly over an hour long. Think the last time I talked to Lt Lackey the phones went dead after 2 and a half hours. Off the subject but again with the coins they ae just about gone already. So how many were still wanting some? John is wondering if we should get more made plus have had some questions about the 129th hat pins if we had more of them made?
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 at 10:21:16 (MST)
Ken Strong, I received your Flight Helmet from the auction. I want you to know that It will be repaired and donated to American Huey 369 for use as a spare for flight operation. I hope you don't mind but I will keep your name on the back of the helmet. That way, everybody that wears it will know it was a true heroes helmet. Always a brother, Jim Crigler
Jim Crigler <jimc@mrwinona.com>
Winona, MN USA - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 at 08:45:04 (MST)
Slow hand salute to Mike. May you rest in peace. You won't be forgotten. Always A Brother!!! 1st Flight Platoon 65-66
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Monday, January 04, 2016 at 13:47:27 (MST)
Stickman called to give me the sad news about Mike. Just had talked to him the other day when he was wishing me a Happy New Year and waiting to get out of the Hospital again. He was so happy that he got to see Norman & his wife before the holidays and really going to miss his calls. Again it is always great when we get together but hard when we loose a Brother. Harder when it was when it was one we served with in the 129th. So happy to say he was a friend in Nam and was great having him back in Our lives these past few years.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, January 04, 2016 at 13:21:49 (MST)
My heart is saddened by the loss.Spread your wings and may you rest in peace Brother. Stickman
James A. Oliver
pembroke, ga USA - Monday, January 04, 2016 at 13:11:32 (MST)
Some sad news guys. Huey Gunner Mike "3 shot" Johnson of 129th 1st Flt Platoon 1972 died this Morning. Montana Norman and his wife Carolyn had just visited him less than 2 weeks ago. I wish I had. I did however mail him one of those fantastic 129th Challenge coins made by John Sartor. I will try to attend the services as it is only a 3 hour drive. God Bless you Mike and may you now rest in peace. Jim Crigler
Jim Crigler <jimc@mrwinona.com>
Winona, MN USA - Monday, January 04, 2016 at 09:59:00 (MST)
WOW......must be lots of hang overs.......................
Mark
USA - Sunday, January 03, 2016 at 20:30:06 (MST)
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Happy & healthy New Year wishes. Stay safe!
Jim Hydinger <country5@wi-net.com>
Rosholt, WI USA - Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 22:13:01 (MST)
Hope I am finding all my Brother's doing well as we get ready to start 2016, so Happy New Year.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 16:56:14 (MST)
Well waiting og the flood waters to reach Memphis. The Mississippi river will be with in about 8 feet of a all time record. I'm about 15 miles from the Mississippi River. But, some of the rivers that are out here fed into it. So, hopefully the won't back them up. Been rough through the holidays in our 30 mile radius. But, has hit Texas and the mid-west. Hope 2016 bring some hope for the people whom lost Family and homes due to theses storms nation wide. have a safe New years. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:17:09 (MST)
Before I get caught up in the celebration let me wish a happy new year to one and all, lets hope 2016 is a good one. Simon, Nina, Brad et al.
Simon Johnson <simon_johnson@talktalk.net>
Mellor, 509 County UK - Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 05:24:45 (MST)
Tale care Alex. L-G
gently
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 21:01:56 (MST)
Wishing all a safe, Blessed New Year. Think the Great 129th In DC this June!!!!!!.always a brother...............
Mark
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 18:09:38 (MST)
One....two....
Gale
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 18:03:50 (MST)
TEST
Mark
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 14:50:13 (MST)
Thanks John, I got my coin today.
J. W. Wilson
Kinston, N.C. USA - Monday, December 28, 2015 at 15:54:13 (MST)
John - Check's in the mail for the coin... thanks, and Happy New year to all!
Dave Powers
Montrose, CO USA - Monday, December 28, 2015 at 07:50:34 (MST)
john check in the mail coin. wink
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 08:59:20 (MST)
Matt, you need to send Alex the website for the License Plate Frames. Always a Brother-
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 06:17:47 (MST)
Haven't seen any info about the frames? Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
USA - Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 23:10:26 (MST)
Merry Christmas to all, and a happy new year. Another thanks to John as I now have these great 129th license plate frames. First the coins and now the info for the frames. Looks to be a great new year....Blessings to you and yours.....Clear Left, my brothers..
Matthew Casey <mcasey1947@msn.com>
California USA - Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 18:14:56 (MST)
John, Checks in the mail for my coins.....hope everybody had a blessed Christmas.....
Mark
USA - Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 13:21:30 (MST)
Rough few days around here. We live on the Mississippi and Tennessee line. Tornadoes Wedsday nice 76 and sunny yesterday. Then at 12;30 this morning strong storms started to moved through. At 7am headed to Mississippi to pick up in-law's to bring them to our house. First thing as I was driving. I remembered our Christmas at Dong Ba thin 1965. I was on guard duty pouring rain at times eating c-rations. Was better than the dehydrated stuff they were serving. Next thing I see was the devastation left by the tornadoes. Homes and a church destroyed. Trees and power lines down. It was like a war zone. It's hard to say Merry Christmas. So my 129th Family have a safe Christmas and New Year. Always a Brother!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Friday, December 25, 2015 at 09:59:13 (MST)
Merry Christmas All. Got the coins last night and a check for the helmet. John they are better than I had hoped for. So guys don't think they will last long.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, December 25, 2015 at 08:58:20 (MST)
merry xmas to all and hopes of good health to you and your familes.
alvis
USA - Friday, December 25, 2015 at 08:21:28 (MST)
Hey Santa was just here and picked up some 129th AHC Coins to give out to a few. Have you gotten yours yet? I've got some left... If you are out with others, ether eating or drinking, to see who pays the bill... everyone pulls out there challenge coin and the person or persons that don't have one pays. Plus it shows how prude you where to belong to that unit... I'M PRUDE !! Always a Brother-
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11:08:27 (MST)
Merry Christmas Soldiers! L-G
Gently
USA - Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:15:42 (MST)
John, I received the coins in today's mail. They are neat, THANKS AGAIN. Gale, THANKS for the card. And to the 129th family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Paul Boggs
Niles, MI USA - Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 19:55:28 (MST)
Just want to wish all my Brothers & Sisters A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year take care
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD. USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 07:57:23 (MST)
Merry Christmas To all our friends and brothers. Be careful out there
Rick England
USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 05:25:05 (MST)
From the 191st to the 129th. Merry Christmas guys.
Harrell Guidry
Groves, tx USA - Monday, December 21, 2015 at 19:25:30 (MST)
morning flight, just wanted to say merry xmas to all and hopefully a good new years. gale got your card an I forgot what its called but I think its the best one yet. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, December 21, 2015 at 08:58:03 (MST)
just want to wish everyone A merry Christmas. And A Happy New year Take care everyone
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD. USA - Monday, December 21, 2015 at 05:55:33 (MST)
Thanks Gale
Rick England
USA - Monday, December 21, 2015 at 04:56:42 (MST)
I read the E-mails everyday but seldom make a comment. But during this Christmas season I want to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS andA HAPPY NEW YEAR. I also want to especially thank all those who have passed before us, and say you are still remembered and will never be forgot..
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Monday, December 21, 2015 at 02:07:18 (MST)
Thanks for the card gale
p McGraw
lasalle, il USA - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 18:17:34 (MST)
To All My Amigos & their families - A Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Be safe.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, Tx USA - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 11:11:57 (MST)
ALL have a MERRY CHRISTMAS from Sandra & me.
Art
USA - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 10:45:43 (MST)
Well a few days until Christmas. But, wanted to wish all the 129th Family a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Years. Always Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 08:18:13 (MST)
Merry Christmas to all my Brothers on here. Gale, Ted & John I have gotten yours cards. As always Gale you made a great one. Sorry that I still am not supporting the Post Office that much but things are almost funny here. The Grand Daughter made the mistake of taking out the outgoing mail last week which I made her take back. Guess she was upset because when the guy came he was yelling about it being in the back of the box. Now everyday I have to dig as far back as I can to get ours. At least I have all the items boxed up to take to the Post Office this week. So in the mean time also wish you all a Happy New Year.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 07:15:06 (MST)
cruzing around on the web/u tube, I came across this documentary by the NVA on /about ROKs and the US. did you know that we raped all the women, cut off their breast, then killed them or that we pulled the legs off children? Cany believe they thought people would believe stuff like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixd_ZWO7vog
alvis
USA - Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 18:25:28 (MST)
John received the 129th coin yesterday. Good job!! Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, December 18, 2015 at 05:48:04 (MST)
John, got my coins today. Thanks a lot. Also, Gale I got the latest Christmas card from you. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to all of my 129th Brothers and sisters. Rob
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 14:13:20 (MST)
Bidding closed at midnight last night. Winners: Jesus Nut, OAT Gauge & T/R Hub Paul Boggs $15......Booklet that shows all systems for OH-13, CH-47s and Hueys as of 1970 Paul Boggs $15....Helmet Jim Criger $150. All the items belong to Ken Strong. Pay him and let him know your addy if he doesn't have it. Thanks to those who participated. L-G
gently
USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 21:57:40 (MST)
If you haven't received a message from me that your coin has shipped, Then I haven't received your check. Let's get your coin(s)... All ways your Brother-
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 21:16:01 (MST)
I received the coin yesterday, thank you John. Rainer
Rainer Bauer <bauerrv1@gmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 07:05:56 (MST)
Gently, I tried to send you a bid but it was rejected. Said was not a valed address. I will bid $100 on the Jesus nut, OAT gauge and Tail rotor hub.and $25 on the Arrment Manuel.
Ron Paye
USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 05:22:30 (MST)
Gently, I tried to send you a bid but it was rejected. Said was not a valed address. I will bid $100 on the Jesus nut, OAT gauge and Tail rotor hub.and $25 on the Arrment Manuel.
Ron Paye
USA - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 21:40:18 (MST)
Bidding ends at midnight. Check your emails for the bids so far. L-G
gently
USA - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 15:20:33 (MST)

John Thank You I got the coin
Rick England
USA - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 04:26:25 (MST)
Matt, don't forget about the "Old Bold Pilots" meeting every Wednesday Morning... 7am to 9am. It's basically a get together and have breakfast. Meeting is held at Denney's in Oceanside, CA. Hwy 78 at El Camino Real. Brother forever-
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 18:13:15 (MST)
Matt that is So Good to hear that you were able to pick it up and see John. Just got my check made out so I can get it in the mail tomorrow.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 15:20:42 (MST)
Just wanted to tell the flight that I had the pleasure of picking up my Challenge Coin in person. John is was great to meet you and talk about our times with the unit. The Coin is Great, you'll be glad you got one........always a brother.....Clear Left....Matt Casey
Matt Casey
Hemet, CA USA - Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 06:17:55 (MST)
Helmet bid at $150. L-G
Gently
USA - Friday, December 11, 2015 at 09:17:00 (MST)
The bid for the helmet just went up to $110. L-J
Gently
USA - Friday, December 11, 2015 at 08:42:13 (MST)
Hey Ray, Great to see ya man...........................
Mark
USA - Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 08:35:39 (MST)
Send Check or Money Order to: John Sartor 4833 Northerly Street Oceanside, CA 92056-2102 $20 per coin...
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 10:18:38 (MST)
Just saying hi to everyone..Take care
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street , MD> USA - Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 14:56:14 (MST)
John what address do we need to send it to. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 14:39:22 (MST)
Bid update. Check your emails...I send them there. L-G 1. Jesus Nut, OAT Gauge & T/R Hub: Paul Boggs $15 2. It is a copy that I(Ken Strong) kept when a President in 1977 dumped on the Rep of China. If you never saw one it show all systems for OH-13, CH-47s and Hueys as of 1970: Paul Boggs $15 3. Regular Gentex Helmet, NSN 8415-00-144-4981 in good shape but needs the foam in ear speaker holder, new ear pads and missing the mic: Criger $100(for our 369 brothers)
Gently
USA - Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 12:29:52 (MST)
The 129th AHC Coins are being shipped to me. Let's get your money to me for the coins! $20 per coin, check or money order.... Brothers forever-
John C Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 10:04:13 (MST)
How can we find out what the high bids are for the auction?
Ron Paye
USA - Monday, December 07, 2015 at 21:51:18 (MST)
Ken go to the Helicopter section and click the tail number and it gives the crew names as of May 1967.
Alex
USA - Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 12:33:22 (MST)
Ralph Sorti, I think Freddy Darnell Pyle was crew chief on 839 after March 67. I think a guy from Kentucky called Willie before him
J. W. Wilson
Kinston, N C. USA - Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 06:42:24 (MST)
Thanks Alex really want to find these guys. Also we are making another camping trip on Monday for a week and hope to have the internet as they told us. Last time the campground system was messed up. For all up North just wanted to say I am setting here with a coat on as it only got to 73 today here.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, December 04, 2015 at 16:55:01 (MST)
Ken: didn't find Tim Stem on the personnel rosters which are located in the gallery section. Alex
Alex
USA - Friday, December 04, 2015 at 06:08:20 (MST)
Ken: Tim Stem was 65-66. Alex
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, December 04, 2015 at 05:58:27 (MST)
Just adding another bit of info about getting coins. Send check or money order to: John Sartor 4833 Northerly Street Oceanside,CA 92056-2102. Cost: $20 each
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 19:47:15 (MST)
I have a question that I don't have answers for. Does anyone remember Tim Stem who was a CE on Cobra 686. I am just taking him off my email list as he passed away Jan 27, 2012. Just trying to find out when he was in the unit for sure.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 19:35:06 (MST)
My email: gentlyjs@yahoo.com. L-G
gently
USA - Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 18:48:59 (MST)
Gently, can you send me your email address?
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 06:23:11 (MST)
Our VFW Post 3612 has procured Helicopter UH-1D 65-09839 from US Army TACOM a few years back for a static memorial in our community. We just had it repainted, and are now putting the elevators, main and tail rotors back on. Our plan is to have everything in place for a May 2016 Memorial Day Dedication. If you have any history of the aircraft or log books of former crew members, we would love to include that as part of the dedication.
Ralph J. Storti <Ralph.Storti@storticonsulting.net>
Willow Grove, PA USA - Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 04:02:50 (MST)
Sue had Smittys portorit 3/4 done when he died. Still have it.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 18:02:57 (MST)
Let's bid!!!! L-G
Gently
USA - Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 16:25:17 (MST)
Amen, Brothers Alex and Mark... I'm thankful for you all in this hallowed place. You are all my heroes, and want to thank you for helping to make me the person I am today, and several of you who saved my life, and some many times. Blessings...
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 15:02:35 (MST)
Wake up. We are getting worse then a bunch of old hens. We don't have a General or a President of the 129th. Yes we have many whom served in the 129th. And, am glad to serve with many of you with my two tours from 65-68. But, once again state this site started as a tribute from a younger Brother to his older Brother whom was KIA and was with the 129th. But, over the years it has become more than what Mark ever expected. Yes, we have Brothers and Sisters whom weren't in the 129th. Many here were Family or Friends of our KIA's. Or wanting to find someone in the 129th whom served in the 129th. But, we have Welcomed to our 129th Family. And, Fred you have suffered a major loss to your life in Susan. But, everyone whom met her will always remember her and Smitty, Shadow, Cups and many more whom have gone before us. Remember everyone whom visit here were Family. And, the ones whom fought along our KIA'S let's hold our heads high and proud and show that were are the Soldiers of the 129th 65 thru 73. And, glad your Family is enjoying the life you are providing for them here in our Great Country. Always A Brothet!!!
Alex Fetnwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 08:42:41 (MST)
When I wrote that, I had just remembered that meeting. I was surprised and it was like seeing an old friend.
alvis
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 20:38:02 (MST)
Fred, I have never had a gas cylinder for a 60. What I do have is a gas cylinder "piston" for a 60 that was given to me by Lee Wood back when we owned the bar.......
Mark
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 17:05:13 (MST)
Hey John, I did not purposely mis-spell your name. IT WAS a mistake. idle down and cool your jets. BTW, someone was named "the general" and it wasn't me, nor Mark. Mark has given more to this unit in the past 20 years than any two of us put together, not counting gently.I fully realize if Mark could have, in any way, not only would he have been in country,but with the 129th. Also, the 498th FROM Vietnam, are our brothers. They simply are not from the 129th but are from Anson. Darn if I would have flown out unarmed, after my first flight.Those guys in Kokomo with the bird, well, they have the bird. They have been kind to us, but they still are NOT 129th. Now, if anyone has a problem with me objecting to stuff done in the dark, then claiming "its for the 129th", I stand by my feeling that its just wrong and BS. Its been done a few times b4, for someones personel benefit and that is low life. One more thing, Mark, do you still have that gas cyclinder for the 60?
alvis
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 13:59:03 (MST)
Thank you Mark again for everything. I got home last night and just ended up depressed between things on here, emails and voice messages. Fred, Sue was loved and is missed by all that knew her here. Many were also her friends on Facebook so her like several other wives did a better job of keeping us up to date on things going on. She fought a long hard fight with Cancer and doubt she would be happy about you being upset with your Brothers here. Also John took on the coin idea and Mark is covering the cost. He also has made changes to it based on things I ask him to do with input from others. It is based on the patches from this site with two aircraft on the front. Sorry no AH-G but the point is it can only do so much and the cost is in part based on what colors are being used. So please keep an open mind when we get the final product. Last for anyone getting an email from Gently about tents. For those who just went to Kokomo, you know what we just bought and work there. PS, George I want you to know that I am Happy for you and your new family. Really Family is what this site is all about.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:18:11 (MST)
One more thing, if any of you have a beef with one another, please make contact with each other and work your differences out , out in the world. Please refrain from doing so in this Sacred place, Thank you in advance.........
Mark
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 10:08:32 (MST)
Well , It is correct, I am not the Captain of this unit. I was not in the 129th. I was not in Vietnam. Never claimed to be any of these things. I also have never and would never kicked anybody off the 129th page that was in the unit , unless and only after continued rebuke was ignored, and that has never happened. If anybody needs anything, get a hold of me and I will try my best to help or find someone who can. ..........oh, and by the way, I am thankful for each and everyone of you. You have excepted me as one of your own and call me Brother. Believe me, I take this very seriously........ Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your loved ones and a Heavenly, Blessed Thankgiving to those that are no longer with us.....................now I am opening a fire hydrant on this fire. I was unawear on the chatter in here due to the fact that I fasted off of all electronic devieces for the holiday. A self imposed dicipline act. The least I can do for what has been giving to me in Blessings underserved that I have been giving. Words a powerful men. May we be granted the Wisdom to choose ours wisely. God Bless you all............always, just, a brother.....
Mark
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 10:02:57 (MST)
morning flight, hey Fred relax you'll give yourself a heart attack. I went back to georges posting an he meant no more than he stated, some good news for a change we all miss sue. this is one reason why I hate the holiday season, it tents to bring out the worst in us.espeically vets, for what reason I don't know. maybe because while in nam we all lost something that can never be replaced. I could think of a number of things but none of them fit,at least I can't see it. it's like what I wrote in poem years ago. I would go to functions with family or friends an set and watch everyone having a good time an all I could think was why not me. but for what ever the reason is for the way I am I try not to take it out others,at least I try. enough said wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 09:14:08 (MST)
Alvis, since you have no respect for me. Well guess what... I'm beginning to have no respect for you. So lets leave it there.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 06:27:35 (MST)
WTF you talking about j0hnny. You have a problem and want to be a smart mouth.. guess I will have to make a reunion, While I am at it, George, I sure as heck hope that wasn't a poke at my wife dying.
alvis
USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 22:56:08 (MST)
Pelvis, i read you entry of November 24th. By the way, my last name is SARTOR and yes I am proud of my time with the 129th. Send me your address and I will be more happy to send you a copy of the proof since you are in charge of the 129th.
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 19:39:59 (MST)
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving from us here in the UK. Simon, Nina, Brad et al.
Simon Johnson <simon_johnson@talktalk.net>
Mellor, 509 County UK - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 11:47:35 (MST)
Thanks Dennis,you need to talk them into zippers
Paul McGrath
USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 08:57:19 (MST)
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Everybody have a Nice day with friends and Family, but don't forget those who can't be with thiers today. Paul,best of luck on your surgery, as a pro of having heart surgeries(9), I know you we be ok.
Dennis Fuerstenau <dpfirst50@yahoo(dot)com>
Fort Walton Beach, Florida USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 06:02:59 (MST)
Happy turkey day be careful out there
Rick England
USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 05:23:10 (MST)
Not sure what I did this time,but I am just gonna quietly back out.gently please retract my bids.I have got heart surgery on Thursday and I don't have the patience to quibble about petty bull'the way I look at it is we were all at lane and I seen lots worse places
Paul McGrath
lasalle, il USA - Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 00:13:09 (MST)
Check your emails. I just sent out an update on bids and items for our auction. Our own Melody donated a necklace and earrings for your gals. Thanks Mel!!! Remember to email me your bids. Wrongway donated a bracelet at Kokomo, but I don't have a picture of it. Wrongway? How about it. Or a description at least. I will update you every time the bids change. And remember: Thanksgiving is a verb. L-G
Gently
USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:27:32 (MST)
To all my Amigos from the 129th AHC. I wish you & yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Ken Stong: One of the 129th slicks ended up with D troop 3rd Sqdn 5th Cav @ Ft Lewis,WA. after Nam . I don't recall the tail number.But, it was a 129er, for sure.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, Tx USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:46:54 (MST)
First wishing Everyone a Great Thanksgiving. Also everyone please bring the Coin deal to rest as John is taking care of it and to everyone there were more people involved than just Mark. He is getting them made and will let us all know what we need to do when he gets them. We have so many different contact points to try and get 129th folks back together with us. So for Thanksgiving I am Thankful to all of those who have done so much for us. That includes a few who most never know about who have asked us about those old Hueys which were with the Unit. Many of which were assigned to other outfits in Vietnam but have ended up with a Bulldog painted on their nose. Really we can't keep track of all those who never had anything to do with us using info to care for our old birds. Yes there are those in South Africa who do things for profit. Still happy that some continue to make our history known. Guess even counting those who might swipe pictures from online to keep for whatever purpose they might have.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:40:06 (MST)
morning flight, George sounds like things are going good. it's got to be tough with two difference cultures trying to merge together as one, have a great thanksgiving an to all of the 129ers an family. wink
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 09:45:38 (MST)
And a Happy Thanks Giveing to ALL- Life is good here in this US/Vietnanmese house. Wife&Daughter just doing great just thought I'd let you all know how I'm doing SMILE I'm just trying to spread a little good news for a ChANGE
George B
SSomerset , Ma USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 08:17:49 (MST)
you guys sure read a lot into things. First off, 498 is NOT part of the 129th, they are the 498 and very proud of it, as they should be. And yes, many people have been good to the 129th and some folks in here. BUT, BUT, if you did not join our outfit in Vietnam, then you/they are assocate members, period. That's ok. NOW, IF YOU want a challenge coin, that's great, even a good idea for some. But if it has to be approved by someone who wasn't in the 129th is BS. Perhaps someone should have posted a pic and ask what the 129th members thought. After all, we(including me) are the 129th.It seems odd to me that someone can get booted off this site by someone who wasn't in the 129th or even a Nam Vet.Dont get me wrong, My opinion of mark is high. He is a very decent person and just an all around nice guy. But he isn't captian of the 129th. BTW, many of you don't know, and the rest forgot, but I have a 129th, tax free, Indiana state charity.( and I ask for input from members here) Simon., bradly and Phil? nice folks. was around when they started on the 509 and as I remember it, Phil ask. That was nice of him as he could have just blown us off and did the bird anyway he wanted. Bill Wolf..I seem to remember him wanting input from 129th members. If I remember correctly, someone brought up trying to make the 129th name and art, our legal property. I think someone checked into it and said it couldn't be done. That came up when I found a Greek or Turkey outfit had made a computer game using the 60th AHC and ghostrider name(which I also flew with)ofthe game. Sure hate to see something like that get done to the 129th.just be aware that anyone can use our 129th name and image for whatever they want,including cheapping our name. That's why I don't like the coin thing being done without 129th folks approval.ALL of us, not just two or three people.Dont know how you feel stator, but I am proud of my time with the 129th in Vietnam and I want to keep its image clean and shiny. Same with the 60th ahc
alvis
USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 21:35:51 (MST)
Paul..what bracelet? I will send out the bids to everyone via email after the bracelet question gets answered. We all love you Fred....freedom of speech is allowed here unless it's about politics:>)) L-G
Gently
USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:47:20 (MST)
Now one more thing that I want to be a little blunt about and is not pointing to anyone. We were all in the same unit regardless of what we did or what rank we were. I got there as a SP4 and left as a PFC so had my only Art-15 while there. Their were folks that I had issues with at that time but would just give them a big hug to see them again today. That is any guy no matter what rank. Next are all the people who have done s much for the 129th while others don't give credit. Phil is making the 509 and people in the UK learn about who we were and are. Simmon has got us on the BBC and ABC News here. John and the American Huey guys have given many a chance to feel young again. Mark has built the site and over the past twenty years already now has brought us back together. Gently has just tried to be the mother BullDog. Last of all those few 498th guys are part of Our group. To end this my only bitch is trying to get info from you guys can sometime feel like I am pulling teeth. I know we all have lives, PTSD and medical issues. So if I can't get the Contact List fixed please don't get upset when things happen which people missed and than feel left out.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:16:19 (MST)
OK Guys you are all my Brothers and love you all. Mostly from my point I mostly only deal with my day to day stuff here or try to work on things for the Unit. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by the crap! First I don't want anyone to get their feelings hurt. Still no matter what we do someone seems to get or feel left out. Most of the time by now I would have already been talking to the guys at Kokomo about next year but have been waiting to figure out a couple things. John I was happy with what you have done with the coins but also was trying to get a little feed back which is how the 68th got in it as their coin does look nice. I have also been planning on calling you about the whole thing.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 09:47:33 (MST)
Thanks Alex...
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 07:57:50 (MST)
As I sit here in the Great Smokie Mountains cold but sunshine just glad to be able to enjoy all this. Fred, yes Mark was a Marine. But, younger Brother was a Marine whom was in Vietnam. But, this site was dedicated from a younger Brother to his older Brother whom was a KIA and just happened to be in the 129th. But, over the years we have a lot of people be part of the site and they didn't serve in the 129th. But, we have always welcome them to the 129th Family. Fred we all have different opinions on a lot of things but, in the end we always come together and solve the disagreement. Fred be proud of our unit and all people in this 129th Family. We have had been sadden on many occasions with the loss of Loved Ones and Brothers of our 129th Family. And, to all!!! If it wasn't for this site we might not have ever met our 129th Brothers and their Family members and friends of our KIA's. So, whether you served in the 129th or just part of this wonderful group of people let's enjoy the time we have left before we join all that have proceeded us. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 07:26:21 (MST)
Alvis, Mark was in the Marines and not with the 129th but his brother was. Yes this web site was setup by Mark to remember Larry and others that died. Mark put the money up so I figured that he needed to see what I put together, he liked it and so do I. The money will go into the 129th fund. Yes Ken, I checked around and this was the only company that replied back with a quote out of 6 companies. As for the 68th AHC on the coin, as I remember I was not in the 68th AHC... If you two guys want to argue over this, I'm sorry.
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Monday, November 23, 2015 at 22:30:33 (MST)
Fred sorry as I guess I am sending too much time on the phone with the VA. John I am sorry but have been kicking the coin thing around too. Like everything we all can't agree on anything. As for me the patches don't really matter but wanted to get the best examples. The front only has one major change of using the 68th AHC Front w/gunship & Huey. Also wanted to talk to them about their cost when they had them done. In the meantime talking to Paul the other night about tents, the one is most likely too big and cost too much. So he is checking on a smaller one. I want to also come up with a budget of how much we want to spend and for what?
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, November 23, 2015 at 20:38:31 (MST)
other than this site of course, its his.
alvis
USA - Monday, November 23, 2015 at 15:35:35 (MST)
why does mark have to look at, inspect, and approve anything to do with the 129th? while he is a great asoc member, as I recall he was in the marines. I HOPE gently approved too and all the 129th wives. jeeze. of course, I am always out of line, which is why this is the first time I have clicked in here in months.
alvis
USA - Monday, November 23, 2015 at 15:34:40 (MST)
Coming in December, the 129th AHC Challenge Coin. On one side has the Unit Patches and the other side has a slick with the bulldog on the front. Coins will be sold by me at $20 each and the funds will go back to the 129th's Funds. Mark has looked at the photo of the coin and has approved the manufacturing and sales. Email me with your Name and Address with a check or money order and I will get them out to you as soon as possible. Your Brother, John Sartor
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 19:57:35 (MST)
Dave, yes sir I did receive it and I bring it to Kokomo every year. I'm sorry if I didn't confirm that I got it.
Mark
USA - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 21:11:10 (MST)
Robbie I was checking the info on our contact list for Ray but nothing I have is any good so wanted you to email me with that address. ken7776 at aol.com Than I would just write back to get updated contact info.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 17:36:25 (MST)
Mark, just curious... did you receive the Short Timer woodcarving I sent several years ago? Just wondered if it got lost in the mail.
Dave
USA - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 09:57:47 (MST)
Ken Strong. Looking at past posts I saw something about you wanting to get in touch with me. What's up?
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 08:12:01 (MST)
Ray, it's good to see you post here and It was nice talking to you the other day. Sorry you're not feeling up to par, but hope you will soon.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 08:09:28 (MST)
Just saying hi To my brothers ..Take care everyone
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD> USA - Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 07:22:06 (MST)
Thanks Mark wish I could've made Kokomo but ended updoin 2 weeks in the hospital.been a bad year here 4 hospitalizations. didn't get to go a couple places this year. I'm doing my bids on an open basis. ifyou are going to outbid someone at least make it buy a reasonable amount not a penny or a dollar or even $ or ?. Thanks
Paul McGrath
LaSalle , il USA - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 13:33:23 (MST)
Paul, Yeah we all missed Dust Off Jim at Kokomo this year, along with missing you too. No need to ask permission to say that brother. I have a little Ivory Bulldog that Jim gave me the last time I saw him at Kokomo. It sets right above me as I type this...............Love to all, always a brother....
Mark
USA - Monday, November 16, 2015 at 18:07:55 (MST)
John:thanks for the kind words,with that angry looking leg you would never made it around Kokomo
Paul McGrath
USA - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 14:03:42 (MST)
150 on the bracelet 75 on the Jesus nut
Paul McGrath
LaSalle , il USA - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 13:58:53 (MST)
Hi all, I am still trying to get my yahoo account fixed to get on Fred's Group 129th page but let me see if I can make a quick list. UK items are six 509 keychains which can go to the top six bids. three tee shirts which are really small for like younger kids. A med and two sizes of small. A Flight Helmet that can be fixed for someone who is still flying. An OAT Gauge, tail rotor hub and Jesus Nut. 1EA one piece flight suit, 40L. Also a manual for Weapon SubSystems dated September 1970. This has my business card glued to it from MAAG - China. Just am hoping it can stayed there and might end up with someone who is redoing an old gunship or AH-1G. Another is a tail rotor bracelet which was redonated in Kokomo.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 15:24:49 (MST)
Let it be known that Dust Off will never be forgotten.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, November 13, 2015 at 21:10:36 (MST)
Paul, I never knew Dust Off until I came to Kokomo for the reunion. I had a bad blood clot in my right leg and it hurt like hell. Dust Off helped me out while I was in Kokomo. He became a great friend. Yes, he had many friends.. Always a brother.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, November 13, 2015 at 21:09:01 (MST)
Paul, DustOff had a lot of friends here. Really hard at Kokomo not having him there and was another guy that would do anything for a Brother. So please know you are not alone because I miss him a lot too and was very happy getting to know him. Otherwise I am working on the 129th stuff and even if I tried to use a dot dot between numbers I guess the robo folks found me. Have already gotten two robo calls today wanting to sell me an alarm system.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, November 13, 2015 at 12:46:57 (MST)
Mark;I hope this is okay with you I just don't know anyplace else. I don't know the exact date I just know it was around veterans day that my very good friend,James van horn died.I miss him sometimes quite a bit,he was a good friend. Thanks for the space Mark,Jim was a good person and deserves to be remembered.
Paul McGrath
lasalle, il USA - Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 20:47:33 (MST)
Just seeing how every are doing Take care Be safe ..A brother always
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD> USA - Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 15:06:03 (MST)
Hope everyone had a safe Veterans day. drove in the Memphis,Tn. parade. Wasn't that many vets in the parade this year. But, the streets were lined with people. Caleb my six year old nephew rode with me. He was interviewed by the local TV station. I asked him wonder why the media choose him. His reply was He was young and better looking. HA!! He told them he was there to support his uncle. Because Veterans keep us free. Always A brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 13:15:13 (MST)
I also wanted to post the address that I set up here for the 129th. 129th Aslt. Hel. Co., P.O. Box 129, Candler, FL, 32111-0129. Again also have a phone number just for 129th business or info calls, 352..450..5029. Right now I still don't have a cell phone and my home phone is a good contact either. This number so far is clean and don't get any rebo calls yet. Please leave a message if I don't answer plus it can also do texting but don't use that much.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 09:13:58 (MST)
Honoring all of you on this very important day. Also want to remind you that we will be doing our annual Christmas auction again this year. The procedure is to put what you want to bid on this website and to contact me with your bids(Gentlyjs@yahoo.com)I know most of you want to keep your bids quiet or want the item to be a gift. If you email a photo to me I can email it out to all on my list of 129ers. I hope you are all on it. You might want to email that to me also to make sure. As most of you know, the fund is used to help a 129er in need, flowers for our fallen loved ones, and to get more of you to the re-unions and Kokomo. It can be a lot of work...so let's make it worth it! You pay for shipping the article you donate but we'll help if that's s problem...or give it to the winner at the re-union or Kokomo! We are also considering a new tent for Kokomo and a food budget. Ken has been getting the bank statements of the account so he and Mark and I know what we have it in at all times. We can start on Nov 15th and end Dec 10th...this gives you time to think about it. L-G
Gently
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 19:49:05 (MST)
Thinking of each and every one of you today. Happy Veterans Day to all..........always a brother, love .........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 18:11:51 (MST)
Happy Veteran Day to all that served!
J. W. Wilson
Kinston, N. C. USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 17:30:54 (MST)
Happy Vet's Day, Flight! I had the privilege of attending Olathe High School’s Vet’s Day assembly this morning, then went over to the elementary school this afternoon for visits to a 2nd grade and a 5th grade class (I have 5 grand kids who go to school, and a daughter who teaches there). I was amazed at the questions those kids asked, and it reminded me once again that people are very curious about our military service. It gives us a reason and a great opportunity to share what it all means. Thanks for your service, Brothers... I count it a blessing.
Dave Powers
Montrose, CO USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 16:44:02 (MST)
I hope you all had A grate Veterans day Take care & Be safe
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD> USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 15:07:51 (MST)
Ken, here's my number 719.314.8358. Give me a call this afternoon if your free.
Bill Wolf
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 08:51:47 (MST)
I hope everyone has a grate VETERANS day take care my brothers.Be safe all
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street , MD> USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 08:43:45 (MST)
Lt Tom Shaw & WO Claude Strothers I won't forget.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 07:39:44 (MST)
rob129thahc@rochester.rr.com is this it for Robbie? I know he changed it but I can't remember if I changed it on my list.
John Sartor
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 07:10:34 (MST)
Well, I'm going out for a FREE Breakfast this morning then spending the rest of the day thinking about what I have to do tomorrow. Tomorrow morning I'm going to the El Camino High School to give a talk about Vietnam and the 129th Aslt Hel Co. Basically talking about a routine day as a Crew Chef and what it was like in country. I hope I make 129th proud. There will be others there from WW2 and Korea that will speak also. The school will have an assembly in the Auditorium where we will speak, then after we will get broken up into small groups and go into the class rooms for Q & A. I will mention our friends the "Tigers",will mention my friend "Larry Jackson", and all others in 2nd Platoon. You all have a nice day today. Your Brother in Arms
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 07:01:18 (MST)
Mornin'my Bite&Striker Brothers..Be Blessed today. Do something good for yourselves.You deserve it! Thank you all again for your service and sacrifice to our nation. God bless the U.S.A. P.S.I know the "Should have list" only too well! That's why it's so important to stay in touch...Free grub at many places on VETERAN'S DAY!
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 06:21:11 (MST)
What is Robbie E mail address dose any one have it ..If so can someone E mail it to me Thanks, Hope you have Agrate Vetrans Day Take care To all my brothers
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, MD. USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 06:01:04 (MST)
Just saying to all .Still for Robbie Robbison How is everyone doing Take care
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street , MD> USA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 05:56:25 (MST)
While trying to get through to the VA to make an apt I was reading here. Again seeing that my Contact List is not so great when trying to call Bill back just now. Also just tried to send him an email with two different addresses on AOL. So anyone out there who has new info send me an email, ken7776 at aol.com. The at is the @ sign by the way. Ray I have also sent an email to the address I have for Robbie which didn't bounce. No phone number for him. Sorry guys I know I have been working on this for a year already! Otherwise have a good Vets day as I know we all will spend more time thinking about our lost Brothers than anything else.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:57:34 (MST)
Wishing all my brothers a happy and relaxing Veteran's Day. Miss being active as I was here, but dealing with some health issues (making progress). Ken, give me a call tomorrow regarding the fund.
Bill Wolf
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 09:30:01 (MST)
Hey sounds all good Ken. Thanks for all the you do.............
Mark
USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 09:09:26 (MST)
Next have just been getting things together that I have to sell for the 129th Fund. Besides an SPH4 Helmet that I am using to just raise money for the phone number, PO Box and postage I've got a few more things started. One is a Jesus Nut, OAT Gauge, and a tell rotor hub. No not the whole assembly but just one hub. Have also been promised a tail rotor chain bracelet & items from Phil in England. Will get Gently to post the rules again for the auction.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, November 09, 2015 at 13:34:09 (MST)
Ray if you do hear from Robbie let us know. I do have a request as I am still working on the 129th Contact list. Guys please put people's real names on here. I know my mind can't keep up with everyone.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, November 09, 2015 at 13:27:50 (MST)
Has anyone heard from Robbie .his PH. has been changed Rob if you read this can you call me Take care everyone
Ray Gagner <gagnerray@yahoo.com>
Street, M.D USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 17:27:34 (MST)
Hello everyone .How are you all doing was in the hospital for 3 days they say I have something called Bell Palsey.My left side on my face not well. I tryed to call Robbie Wrong # Rob can you call me @ m6 # 1 410 836 3319 I try to come here on Thursday ..be safe all
Ray Gagner
Street, Maryland USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 06:45:03 (MST)
http://www.vhcma.org/reunions.html
Gale
USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 06:20:53 (MST)
What hotel and what are dates?don't know if other 498th types attend but I am gonna try damn ndest.
Paul brown
LaSalle , il USA - Monday, November 02, 2015 at 14:02:45 (MST)
Well I guess we spend all are our time at the VA. Hope all re doing OK? Yes!!! Next is the VHCMA Reunion in D.C. June 15-18 2016. If we plan on getting our own room for the 129th we will need a head count no later than May 1st 2016 so we can let Tom know. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Sunday, November 01, 2015 at 12:43:50 (MST)
OK everyone wake up it is about that time again. Have talked with Gently, Paul & others about the auction and the 129th account. In many ways Kokomo still remains the, our biggest yearly turn out. Also this site is our min point of contact so still needs some repairs. So looking forward for next year we will be looking at a tent & our own toilet at our site. Also John's idea about a coin is also hitting with a positive idea. The medals that were handed out in the past have run out for people who came the 1st time. Last of all Mark is right about getting folks to DC next summer.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:23:55 (MDT)
Sure is quiet in here. Hope all is well and getting ready to hunker down for the winter. Keep in mind the gathering in DC next June with VHCMA. should be a grand one. Lets fill the room with as many 129thers we can.........always a brother and love to all......
Mark
USA - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 17:48:39 (MDT)
Glad to see the site back up. How everyone is well God Bless. Donnie Purvis CE 682 1971-1972
Donnie Purvis <donnie1_purvis@yahoo.com>
Lexingto, Nc USA - Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 16:59:08 (MDT)
Ken, What about the 129th AHC Challenge Coin? I know a company that can make them but you must buy 100 at a time. On one side we can have our patch (Bite & Strike), on the other side we can have our patches. Just an idea... They can be sold to those that want them for 3 for $20.00 and I'd be the first to get mine..
John C Sartor
USA - Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 16:19:56 (MDT)
Well our latest camping trip is almost over which has been a nice week except for spotty WiFi here in Williston, FL. Get back home tomorrow and than can be looking at the Christmas Auction with Gently next month. Hoping that with this site more cleaned up we will do better than last year. Also need more good ideas about what we went to spend next year at Kokomo from the 129th Funds. Wink wants our own Porta Potty and want to check on maybe having a tent rented for the week.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:42:48 (MDT)
Well like Mark Kokomo is over and now getting hotel reservation for the VHCMA Reunion. Let's get as many there to go to the Wall. It might be the last time we will be there as a group. We're getting older and health not getting better. So, let's start saving for June. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-486-0374
TN USA - Monday, October 19, 2015 at 14:44:04 (MDT)
Mark, You make the best spoke person for the 129th. I bet you can sell my property in southern Florida (swampland), or sell my bridge in NY City? Lol... Your brother.
John C Sartor
USA - Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 07:15:06 (MDT)
Dave, will lift you and all others up in prayer with some prayer warriors friends of mine.
Mark
USA - Friday, October 16, 2015 at 09:04:10 (MDT)
Take care of yourself Paul..............
Mark
USA - Friday, October 16, 2015 at 09:02:49 (MDT)
Kokomo Done, and just booked our room for the VHCMA reunion in DC next year. Come on ya all, lets meet there and go to the WALL together again............Kokomo was best one yet. If ya never been to any gathering of the 129th you have missed out on some brotherhood that your heart has been aching for. Keep up the commo ......always a brother,
Mark
USA - Friday, October 16, 2015 at 08:58:11 (MDT)
When I first got to Lane, I saw a slick outside the wire "spraying" some type of liquid. this was outside the wire by the POL point. I don't know what "it" was. I assumed it was some type of mosquito spray and I left it at that. this was sometime in January or February of '72. Who knows?????????
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 07:37:42 (MDT)
I got a agent orange news letter it has about ptsd I had taken a s8 movie on my sicken tore bien hoa air force base a 123 was spraying & you could smell diesel fuel but are lawyer seed she lost it I think the va got& did not want any one to see it it would have maid a big stink for them plus tail number of the plain show up good.
Art
USA - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 14:12:41 (MDT)
Dave that is a really good link and now makes me wonder if they would change their minds after the VA are the ones who after years said it is my problem. Still again saying that there are thousands of causes beside AO. Guess my question for everyone here is that mine was decided through a bunch of repeated EMGs showing that my nerves were not sending signals to my fingers and toes starting from the head down. Not a money thing but just the idea of being stuck at 80% P&T.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:36:53 (MDT)
Ken/John/Art and others... thanks for your help and insight into this AO thing. I cruised around and found this site. Appears to be some good information on possible help for the symptoms with which we seem to have so much in common. It cites various documents and court cases regarding how others have approached this issue. I also find it very curious that (like you said Ken) we wouldn't have known we had this exposure within a year of being in Vietnam... especially given the fact that so many of us have had things pop up so many years later. I think the first time I noticed anything was about 2007. It's ludicrous to arbitrarily pick one year later as the criteria. Anyway, here's the link. https://neuropathyjournal.org/guidelines-for-veterans-va-proposed-law-agent-orange-and-peripheral-neuropathy/.
Dave Powers
USA - Monday, October 12, 2015 at 13:49:35 (MDT)
Hi I found one thing that help a little we got a hot tub it set at 100 Some night my legs & left arm hurt so bad I get up & get in the hot tub it help to the point that a can bare the pain & the right arm has some pain it started in the 1980 82 went into the va for about 19 day I was losing it could not take locker up one time they put me in a status jacket they took it off the next day if I would not try to punch a doc out & they seed they would let me go home & about 4 month I got a letter from the va that I was 30% & by the early I went in front of the board with a dav guy & got 100% then about a year total I have spent up to 2 years in to va hospital's all I do is sit or mess around my little shop.
Art
USA - Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:38:56 (MDT)
Dave sorry to say you are right about the nerve damage crap and not sure if we would have even known within a year of being in Vietnam. I started on my Right side and they did an EMG showing from my fingers to my toes failed. Now is pretty much the same on the Left side but have not put myself through that testing again. Back in 84 or 85 they did the blood test for AO at the VA. It is odd that so many of us that were at Lane do have the same problems and mine didn't really start till 2004. The burning in my feet didn't start till the beginning of 2009.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 17:48:14 (MDT)
Dave, Don't let the VA do to you as they had done to me. Back in 1984 I started to have my problems with Agent Orange and was in San Diego, CA. They turned me down. Thinking I could not get any help from the VA, I held off getting any help from them. I 2012, I was told I could qualify for Agent Orange. I had been through operations and was taking lots of pills for diabetes. I went to the local VA Clinic and seen a DAV person there and I was told that San Diego had there head up there ass (that I did qualify back then). This person went on to say that anyone that stepped foot in Vietnam qualifies for Agent Orange... Your VA disability percentage depends on how bad off you are... I myself, I'm at 100% due to all the crap I've got. So keep you head up and we are with you brother.
John C Sartor
USA - Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 08:07:49 (MDT)
Stay strong Paul. L-G
gently
USA - Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 21:30:10 (MDT)
Alex and all, it seems amazing to me that several of us have the same symptoms. That alone should say something about our common background, and the things we were exposed to. I just took a big step (for me) and got together with our county's VSO. He got me scheduled for a hearing test. I expect the VA to contact me any day for the actual appointment to check this. I've also got some neuropathy symptoms in my feet, but I see from VA's website that (their definition of) neuropathy caused by Agent Orange is only seen as a having occurred within a year of exposure. I'm trying to get an AO evaluation, by signing up for the exam. In the last few years I've also experienced what I'd call minor angina symptoms. Since I've not been to a doctor in 10 years or so (and our family doctor has since retired), I have virtually no medical records... guess I'm hosed!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 14:51:52 (MDT)
Good morning 129th. face it were getting old. And, some of the Vietnam crap is catching up with us. My neuropathy seems to be getting worst in my legs and feet. Also starting in my hands and arms. The VA has loaded me down with pills for this that and everything in between waiting on my hearing appointment. Wife tells me I can hear. Plus, ring in the ears which the VA don't want to aknowledge. I hope we all can get a litlle healthier. Next reunion VHCMA in Herndon Va. in June. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 08:22:41 (MDT)
Paul, hang in there, there's a purpose to all this... God is not through with you, and he doesn't make any junk. Prayers going out for you and your family. Catch me on the back channel if you want to talk: davepowers214(at)yahoo.com.
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 07:05:33 (MDT)
My wife is having same problems. Asthma is the cause and lyrica. I am helpping her best I know
Rick England
USA - Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 05:22:44 (MDT)
emphesema,pneumonia,plus heart(pacemaker octg 28)neuropathy,db2,and ptsd.i ;t do anything i'''''m just talking like a man with a paper asshole thanks for caring lus heart9(
paul mcgrath brown
USA - Monday, October 05, 2015 at 23:30:09 (MDT)
Paul really missed seeing you at Kokomo and don't do anything crazy. Is it COPD or what that caused less O2 to your head? My wife tells me I talk like that all the time but figure it is from a loss of brain matter these days. Either that or my brain is in over load thinking about too much crap these days. Either way it just bites.
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Monday, October 05, 2015 at 13:19:42 (MDT)
Paul, don't think about popping any caps. We are your family too and being brother in arms we know you will pull through. We are sending prayers your way. Get Well soon!
John C Sartor
USA - Monday, October 05, 2015 at 06:38:28 (MDT)
well guys and gals, been a suck couple of weeks,ida and I were getting ready to go to kokomo when she told me I was talking in circles,i of course denyed it. a while later I started talking to the talking heads,not the band. she took me to hines va emergency. got admitted with 74% oxygen to the brain,spent 10 days in hospital,,8 of them in icu.back home now but got a bunch to relearn. always said before I wear a diaper i'll pop a cap,but I ain't got the cojones.thanks for listening
paul mcgrath brown
lasalle, il USA - Sunday, October 04, 2015 at 15:23:02 (MDT)
Our prayers are with any brothers in south Carolina and dealing with the horrific rain.
Bill Wolf
Colorado Springs, Co USA - Sunday, October 04, 2015 at 14:10:07 (MDT)
It was a busy two weekends. Kokomo which was great as always seeing the 129th Family. And, back to Barberton Ohio for the 50th class reunion. And, spoke at the Ohio veterans park in Clinton Ohio. Out of the 20 or so veterans to speak just a few were actually in Vietnam. I told the about the 129th and we had two men from the 129th on the wall of honor. Capt. Whetzel and larry Jackson. We lost two from My class of 1965. But, instead of speaking about myself I told them it was about the men and women on the wall here in Ohio but also D.C. but, because all veterans fought for our flag and our country. They didn't run when called. Also, most come to these events but, soon forget. Us Veterans don't forget our KIA'S/POW'S We remember and will till our last breath. Also, our Brothers whom past after tour of duty in Vietnam. You need to pull the website to check this park. It's one of a kind.It's OHIO VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK CLINTON OHIO the 3rd on down shows the different areas of the park. Always A Brother!!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 09:12:05 (MDT)
Been a long trip but made it home this morning. Now trying to finish unloading everything.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 15:41:58 (MDT)
made it home great seeing you all lost my golf cart seat on the way home barb loves the apple pie life is good
tommie
USA - Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 20:34:31 (MDT)
Mark, I got the pictures that you and another person sent. Thanks. It looked like a great time had by all. Again, I wished I could have been there... I'm having another bout with my health. The ticker is giving me some problems and I have another appointment next week. Brother in arms.
John C Sartor
USA - Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 16:07:31 (MDT)
Mark: not facebook
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 13:51:46 (MDT)
Well another great weekend with the 129th Family. Also, a great flight with our Ron Paye and Phil Connley AT THE STICK. GERALD Morgan had is ist reunion also. Gerald went over with me and Rainer in 1965. I made home Sunday evening at 5:30. start planning for next year reunions. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 13:50:46 (MDT)
John and Alex, I put photos of Kokomo on facebook. If you cant see them I will try email them to you...........awesome,awesome Kokomo 2015.////35 present, Paul Boggs has the roster, can you put it up Paul?...............always a brother............
Mark
USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 13:37:27 (MDT)
morning to ya'll crew,well its another year I still ain't got to Kokomoe but next year is a strong possabilty. I was wondering do more guys go to Kokomoe than our VHCA. I usually go to 2 out of three (Ipass a the west coast one. The other thing that is hugely important to me is trying to find anyone that knows anyone that was in a differet flight company from about 1968-1969. I am trying to locate anyone that flew with a good boyhood friend of mine that actually was a D/G also. His name is Ray Fournier. Ray went in the army a few months ahead of mepry to that we were close,worked on cars& chased alot of girls and sure drank alot of beer. When we got out we NEVER mention the army or the war or anything about the time we were away. I actually stopped hanging with him because he just drank all the time. I never forgot him and was going to look him up but after 3 months of not trying to find him (I waited to long) I saw his obituary in the paper.Well I couldn't say hello to a good friend so I went to his wake to say good bye. His sister desplayed ppictures of him and alot of them were of Ray in his old style fatques like we wore a so I learned Ray did his last year (11B -infantry most of first year) as a D/G in a unitt like us Shorty after his burieal I visited his sister and through his pictures & DD 14 I learned more & I now have a photo of him with either his platoon or company patch on his front shirt pocket but I just can not make it out.He was with the first aviation Bat like us so that some how narrows trying to find anyone that might remember him. I just hate having this on the "I should have" list. Imgine one of your very best friends did the same type duty/service you did and you never knew it, its a really strange thing to know & live with.
George B
Somerset, Ma USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 09:39:35 (MDT)
evening flight, got home last night, great time. it was great to see all.just a great time. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 16:01:14 (MDT)
Made it home at 1:30 Mon morning after a straight thru drive. The reunion was in one word ASOME. Look fwd to seeing some in DC in jun. Thank you to the brothers who took extra time to feed us hug us and thank us. Hooah 129th forever
James A. Oliver
Pembroke, ga USA - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 12:56:22 (MDT)
Jan & I have made it back to a place I can get internet. What a great trip and So nice that Bill Whelan & Rick England let everyone have a party in their camper Sunday. I did ask the guys what they were going to do if they came to pick it up before the football game was over? Lucky for the guys from Texas they were able to be done by the time the guy showed up with his truck. True story guys and I did tell them if you got a bill that Rick would be coming for them. Now will head back South in a couple days.
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, September 21, 2015 at 17:17:47 (MDT)
Hope everyone made it home alright. I had a great time at Kokomo!
Gale Beard 67-68
USA - Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:31:09 (MDT)
Okay, it's Sunday morning here in Oceanside, CA. No one has sent a message on how Kokomo is doing.. I can't wait to see how the pie tasted, how many showed up, an etc. I wished I could have been there but do to medical reasons I couldn't. Mark you said you would send pictures... Your brother in arms
John C Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 07:45:34 (MDT)
Alex, 429-W....I'll be there by noon Friday. Sorry you guys can't make it Simon...........we'll have some "apple pie" for you!
Gale Beard 67-68
Clinton, Indiana USA - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 13:58:31 (MDT)
Sorry I can't be with you all this weekend though I will be in spirit. Don't let Phil drink to much 'apple pie'. Enjoy and welcome home. Simon, Nina, Brad and the rest of the crew.
Simon Johnson
Mellor, 509 County UK - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:41:17 (MDT)
LZ Kokomo!!! Will pull pitch at 4am. Will pick up Gerald Morgan when I pass through Nashville. This will be his first reunion. He was with Rainer and me in 65. Hope Glenn Pearmain will make it. He had a check up for his hip at the VA. Also, Phil Connley of 509 will be joining us. This is going to be a great weekend for the 129th Famiy. And to mark the 50th anniversary that the 129th Avaition Company entered the Vietnam War in October 1965. See the 129th Saturday. Always A Brother!!! What lot is the main meeting area.
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 06:08:04 (MDT)
That's funny, Fred... just this morning I send Kim a note saying I received what appears to be spam from him. Looks like I'm infected too!
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 16:09:33 (MDT)
Alvis, Prayers heading your way...
John C Sartor Sr
USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 16:01:18 (MDT)
GO IN TOMORROW TO GET my forearm sliced and diced by VA.Cell phones..don't forget your chatgers folks.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 07:44:52 (MDT)
84°55°Tomorrow 86°62°Thursday 86°66°Friday 76°51°Saturday Scattered showers Sat & Sun
Gale
USA - Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 08:01:58 (MDT)
just recieved two more " Important Message" from Dave and Kim. I think you have been invaded, perhaps by a addy collection thingy.
alvis
USA - Monday, September 14, 2015 at 07:06:06 (MDT)
Sunny, warm and dry here after a wet summer... and in the midst of bow hunting season.
Dave Powers
Montrose, CO USA - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 16:27:46 (MDT)
Will do, Don. The pics are on my work computer, so I'll get them to you tomorrow morning.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 16:24:16 (MDT)
Doesn't sound too bad Alvis! FRI Sep 18 scattered thunderstorms 84°F 61° AM Thunderstorms 40% SW 14 mph SAT Sep 19 scattered thunderstorms 77° 53° Scattered Thunderstorms 60% WNW 11 mph SUN Sep 20 mostly sunny 75° 51° Mostly Sunny 0% NE 8 mph MON Sep 21 mostly sunny 71° 52° Mostly Sunny 20% ESE 8 mph TUE Sep 22 mostly sunny 77° 53° Mostly Sunny 20% SSW 9 mph Next 5 Days Forecast NavigationSwitch to carousel view Switch to table view Today Hourly 5 Day 10 Day Weekend Maps Monthly More Forecasts Today's Top Stories scattered thunderstorms 84°F 61° AM Thunderstorms 40% SW 14 mph SAT Sep 19 scattered thunderstorms 77° 53° Scattered Thunderstorms 60% WNW 11 mph SUN Sep 20 mostly sunny 75° 51° Mostly Sunny 0% NE 8 mph
Gale
USA - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:32:01 (MDT)
Bring your rain gear boys and girls.
alvis
USA - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 07:33:48 (MDT)
Dave powers, please send me the pix you have .......... thank you Bro. Don hogleg244yahoo.com
Don Miller
USA - Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 21:03:35 (MDT)
Mark, don't forget the Kokomo photo's.. Thanks. Yes, it's been 46 years since we had Larry & Steve with us. It sure was a big loss. Mark, do you remember Kokomo 2011 when I saw you I couldn't keep my eyes from staring at you. I thought I was looking at Larry. You told me that everyone that knew Larry says the same thing. I miss Larry.
John C Sartor Sr
USA - Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 00:22:56 (MDT)
Slow Hand Salute to the remembered crew of 257 on this day. Fred the saying you wrote about was never so true. You are our Blood Brother!!! Hope to see Saturday in Kokomo along with some of my Brothers from 50 years ago. And our 129th Family that your part of. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Friday, September 11, 2015 at 15:55:15 (MDT)
Rest-in-Peace Comrades! Always a Brother..........
Gale
USA - Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11:41:49 (MDT)
46 years ago today in Vietnam the Crew of the "257" lost their lives.#################### AC STEPHAN DE SANTIS#####PP RICHARD SAWRAN######CE LARRY JACKSON#####DG STEVEN HARGRAVE.##################### RIP SOLDIERS ########.... ALWAYS A BROTHER,
Mark
USA - Friday, September 11, 2015 at 06:59:21 (MDT)
Alex, I received that a few days ago, 4 at once. Didn't open it. Had aptt at VA today/ One at 7:30 and one at 8:00. Due to my new route, my hours are late so 6 AM is my new 4 AM. Get a call at 6 this morning after I had gotten uo, drank a cuppa, almost dressed..This is VA, our provider didn't show up today, we have to cancel. JEEZE. I see plenty of bumper stickers in my travels. Saw one today, made me think a minute, thought I would post it here. " If you are a Veteran, you are my brother. If you are a combat Veteran, you are my blood brother."
alvis
USA - Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 20:11:51 (MDT)
Got a trash email. And, noticed it had the email from our contact page. So, everyone will get it. Going to about my right knee. Always A Brother!!! Kokomo on Saturday.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 08:23:10 (MDT)
morning flight, mark did you not here kokomo was cancelled due to lack of interest.heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. be there wed. night. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 08:13:25 (MDT)
Kokomo Commo.....I LOVE IT. see ya there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark
USA - Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 06:40:56 (MDT)
Don Miller, I found images of Richard Sawran, Paul Nolen, and a very poor one of Paul Goonan (Googled their names). I can email to you if you give me your eddress. They probably should be verified by those who actually knew them, though. My eddress is dave214yahoocom.
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 16:39:01 (MDT)
OK been on the phone trying to narrow things down for next week. Talked to Bill and Larry Davis will use 724W with Wrong Way & myself using 623 & 624W. Also talked to Jim Crigler who is still hoping to at least be there for diner on Saturday. Than Whitey and Glen P can use spots in the main group. Not yet sure what Whitey is bringing but one can go into my sot, 629W and needing to ask Gale what he is bringing.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 14:53:17 (MDT)
Kokomo In forcast
SUN Sep 13 mostly sunny 70°F 49° Mostly Sunny 10% NW 9 mph
MON Sep 14 sunny 75° 54° Sunny 0% SW 12 mph
TUE Sep 15 sunny 79° 54° Sunny 0% SW 11 mph
WED Sep 16 sunny 82° 57° Sunny 0% S 10 mph
THU Sep 17 mostly sunny 82° 57° Mostly Sunny 10% SSW 10 mph
FRI Sep 18 scattered showers 79° 57° Showers 40% SSW 9 mph
SAT Sep 19 scattered showers 77° 54° Showers 50% SW 8 mph
SUN Sep 20 scattered showers 76° 53° Showers 50% SW 8 mph

Gale
USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 11:32:14 (MDT)
good morning flight, just an update .... I finished posting all the pictures I have to my site I am still missing 7 pictures they are: JOHNNY LEONARD NEAL KENNETH WAYNE WELLS JEFFREY CHARLES STOWE ROBERT M SHUPTRINE PAUL MICKLE NOLEN RICHARD ARTHUR SAWRAN PAUL EDWARD GOONAN JR if anyone has a picture of any of these guys or a better one than the ones I have posted would you please send it to me .......... hogleg244 at yahoo.com ..... have a great time at the reunion, later, Don
Don Miller
AZ USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 08:47:20 (MDT)
Good talking to you Ken. Glenn hope you make it to Kokomo. You have my cell phone number. as far as I know Gerald Morgan will be riding with me. Hope we can Ron Payne to fly a group of the old timers. Don't how long we will be on this earth anymore. That is why this reunions are important. The Vietnam Brotherhood is decreasing at a rapid pace. Torn something I think in the right knee. Go Thursday to have them shoot up the the knee so I can make Kokomo. The Doctor wants to try shots before knee replacement.Will see everyone Saturday. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Monday, September 07, 2015 at 08:30:16 (MDT)
correction, state rd 26, Gale was right on.
alvis
USA - Monday, September 07, 2015 at 08:29:00 (MDT)
Glenn, guess you will be coming on I-70. Hit Indy, take 465 (north)to exit 31(north), which is US-31.( better to go to exit 33(north), miss much construction).KoKOmo is about 30 or 40 miles north, on good 4 lane hiway. No weight restrictions for anyone to worry about. I drive my 80,000 pound Semi on it. As Gale said, turn east on US 26. The camp site is between KoKOmo and Interstate 65. You can NOT miss the site. By the way folks, I-65 north is now open between Indy and Chicago, bridge is fixed.They are having the US Nationals (drag race) about 3 miles from here, my house. You can hear the big boys over the TV.Last day for it this year.
alvis
USA - Monday, September 07, 2015 at 08:28:14 (MDT)
Glenn, set your GPS to (In St Rd26-E, Phlox Indiana 46936,It will be on the south side of Hwy 26 just before you get to Phlox. Watch for signs. Good luck.
Gale
USA - Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 22:21:32 (MDT)
correction on the motor home, it is a 24'. could you please give us an address or some direction to get there the best way. thanks, glenn. call if possible: 801-920-4768
Glenn W PEARMAIN <trailnsage@yahoo.com>
Mona, Utah USA - Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 21:36:42 (MDT)
Well we are getting closer to Kokomo and just got off the phone with Glenn who is bringing a 30' RV so need to narrow things down. I may have messed up a little because I just added a carrier to our new camper so it is now just over 20'. Still am hoping to park it sideways w/the generator near several who need it.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 17:47:54 (MDT)
I think I got you on gas I get it at $195 A gal.
Art
USA - Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 11:10:32 (MDT)
good evening flight. sorry I haven't been on here for a while I just got caught up on the news ......... I do have a web site for our MIA/KIA's but I am missing many pictures ..... if anyone has one they would like me to post on my site please send it to me @ hogleg244 at yahoo.com I have some I am trying to get posted but I am in the middle of a move (long story short..... bank (B of A) foreclosed on me after 28 years here so I have to move) I will get what I can done as soon as I can.have a great time at Kokomo. Fred, please take care of yourself don't give up brother, life is so precious take care of yours there are many friends and family that still need you around. ............ Later, Don
Don Miller
AZ USA - Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 23:08:39 (MDT)
Kokomo HCVVO 2015.....33rd Vietnam and all Vets Reunion September 17, 18, 19, 20.
Gale
USA - Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 21:17:23 (MDT)
When is Kokamo Im trying to get my Motor home ready I have not driving it in a few years I got it about ready just need to put the brakes & new tires Hope to see you all a gin it has been way to long
GLENN PEARMAIN 1-801-920-4768 <trailnsage@yahoo.com>
Mona , Utah USA - Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 19:05:30 (MDT)
fuel prices today in Indy. Gas.. $2.33 gallon, Diesel pushers, $2.44 (cash price).
alvis
USA - Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 17:32:45 (MDT)
Bill do you know what Whity is bringing this year. May still want to swap around from the 724W to 624W because Larry wanted to just drive through in his RV. Also Wrong Way is supposed to be there and f he takes my spot in 629W I may put a camper down in 623 or 624 but it is less than 20 feet long so will fit sideways in a spot somewhere. Will still be bringing the spare tent for Mark and Art Douglas. I hope to be there late on Tuesday.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, September 04, 2015 at 15:39:57 (MDT)
Rick England and I will be at Kokomo Tuesday. We will use England's camp sight. Whitey is coming, he can use my camp sight. He said he will be there Monday.
Bill Whelan <info@theprintingworks.net>
USA - Friday, September 04, 2015 at 13:35:20 (MDT)
Fred your family and just want you to join your Vietnam Brothers. I realize your heart is heavy with your loss. But, I know Susan would wants with your 129th Family. Life is getting short and don't how many of us will be here next year. Yes, Shadow, Smitty, Roger Cress, Gary Mount and many more we lossed after tour. See everyone in about two weeks. Always A Brother!!!
Alex. Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, September 04, 2015 at 13:25:37 (MDT)
I don't want to talk about Susan up there. I just (still) get to emotional.Its been over 5 months and there is yet a day at some point, I remember something and tears start falling. You guys would probably have me balling my eyes out.
alvis
USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 20:21:18 (MDT)
Also , remember, the Yahoo site has lots of pics you guys posted. Including one that on the opening page, about 10 of us at a reunion , posing for the pic. Smitty ( Jim Westwang) is in it as is Shadow ( Alton Page)Plus Alex, me , Bill Wolf and others, cant remember and didn't look b4 posting this.
alvis
USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 20:18:17 (MDT)
do you Rembert that reef that had the names of all the brother on it I asked MARK if I could have NOLEN I flew with him at time well every time I get on my pc it wright there was some funny things that happen to NOLEN coming back from the NCO club he was pretty loaded & the hooch maids left one of there tub with water in it well NOLEN fell in it & all you could here was help me I am drowning then he got up & came in & hit his bunk I look over to see if he was all wright he was. I try to pick out something good to think of with all the bad thing that happen over there it hard.
Art
USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 16:53:07 (MDT)
Alvis, your Brother's were there for you in Nam....we'll be there for at Kokomo. If we have to carry you we will....you big lug! Also, Susan wouldn't want you or us to forget her.....if you want to talk about her, we will. If not, we won't!
Gale
USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 14:05:33 (MDT)
Alvis I have problems walking to. Not smart enough to use a cane. But, will be in Kokomo on Saturday and I will carry you piggy back if you make it. Harrell that sucks that the VHCMA would work with you on a lifetime. Getting my Explorer ready for the road. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TNAlvis USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 10:27:35 (MDT)
That idea has merit Wink. If any of you need a pic, Don Miller has a web site that has all but one of our KIAs ( I think). As for beinh at Kokomo, I work Friday so if any of you see a white semi with a orange trailer and a VN license plate on the front grill, honk. Also, remember, I am walking with a cane..if it rains, I am trapped and if it doesn't, remember the "road" surface by the camp site? Not cane friendly either.
alvis
USA - Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 07:14:00 (MDT)
Wink...Very good idea about posting pictures of our fallen. I will pick up more material to hang the pictures on the sides of the canopies...Paul M...Good news, hope you will be able to make it. At the American Huey 369's Gathering there quite a few 498th members present. I talked up Kokomo to them, so maybe there will be more 498th brothers for you to talk to.
Paul Boggs
USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 11:28:25 (MDT)
morning flight, I've been thinking, and you all know that's dangerous for me. but my thought is that it time to put faces to the names of our lost brothers. I don't think this has been done before. since kokomo is around the corner an I suspect we will have a large showing, what I would like to do is to put faces to names of our lost. so bring those pictures of our lost brothers, also include month and year, if you would like to include a short story with the picture that would be great too. also i'll need your addy so I can get the pictures back to you. just a thought. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven , fl USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 10:10:23 (MDT)
Alvis;as it túrns out Ida wants to go a and I think my son miss going to get ill be there SSaturday if you get there I will carry you on my back to the 129 area.be there or be square
Paul mcgrath
LaSalle, il USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 09:57:52 (MDT)
Alvis....Don't worry about walking a long distance at Kokomo. If you let me know when you will be arriving, I'll have a parking place for you in the 129th area. Come to Kokomo, you need to spend some time with your 129th brothers sitting around the campfire, that campfire smoke has some real healing effects. Susan, sit back and remember the GOOD TIMES you had with her. Want to talk, call me at (574)276-1666....Paul
Paul Boggs
USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 06:25:24 (MDT)
HI Alvis never say SUE is not with you she is so close. I can close my eye & I see GLENDA I will never say she not their. I love Sandra so much My hart has love for the two of them & GOD bless me two time with GLENDA & know SANDRA I seed I would never get married again GOD had every thing set & what I seed did not count. you get that hip fixed. I bet some at the big K get to gather would ride you to the 129th sight easy so get your BUT & GO.
Art
USA - Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 14:25:28 (MDT)
Alex got the answer I expected Doesn't work that way. If they did that there would be no operating revenue. Decided not to renew after 17 years.
Harrell Guidry
Groves, Tx USA - Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 12:22:08 (MDT)
Alvis, please don't get me wrong... Susan was a fighter now you must be. Get that hip fixed and get back on the band wagon. You still have a family that needs you around. Our prayers go out to you. Your Brother, John
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 07:25:18 (MDT)
Pretty sure I am not going to make Kokomo.In Jan, I started using a cane because of hip going south. VA had me set up for a replacement. Had to cancel when we received Susans bad news,, I had to stay home and take care of her, that was more important and she was in no shape to take care of me.Anyway, still on the cane and the hip is worse, a lot worse. I wouldn't be able to walk from where folks park on the pavement to the camp site, I would be to much for me. Besides, Susan wont be there so just wouldn't have a happy time. Seems like nothing matters anymore, just marking the days till the last one.
alvis
USA - Monday, August 31, 2015 at 19:53:27 (MDT)
Harrell need to contact Tom at the VHCMA. Let him know how long you been paying. You should have told them that you wanted a life membership. And, your dues would have gone towards a life membership . Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Monday, August 31, 2015 at 19:24:37 (MDT)
Alex, I have a question. If a person has been paying yearly dues for 18 years at a minimum of 30.00 a year why doesn't he become an automatic life member? That's quite a bit more that life membership dues. Just curious. Of VHCMA
Harrell Guidry
Groves, Tx USA - Monday, August 31, 2015 at 15:20:27 (MDT)
Alex, I have a question. If a person has been paying yearly dues for 18 years at a minimum of 30.00 a year why doesn't he become an automatic life member? That's quite a bit more that life membership dues. Just curious.
Harrell Guidry
Groves, Tx USA - Monday, August 31, 2015 at 15:20:04 (MDT)
will be in camp Tuesday morning
tommie
USA - Friday, August 28, 2015 at 18:43:54 (MDT)
Kokomo updates that Wrongway is supposed to make it and heard that Pete & Pete are also. Got a hold of Larry Stokes and he is also lined up but wondered where everyone was for the VHCMA Reunion. Said he did meet a couple 129th folks that he didn't know but guess that fell flat this year. Still making a few more phone calls this week so will post more later.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, August 28, 2015 at 17:17:54 (MDT)
Gale, where 32 meets 31, there is about 3 or 4 miles of construction still to go, north of there.
alvis
USA - Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 07:01:50 (MDT)
Alvis wanted you to know we all here we're proud of Susan. She was a wonderful woman with a lot of talent. I remember the first time she show me the drawing she did of the hands I believe it was at the Pheonic reunion. I know you are very proud of her. But, we're here for you. You both were part of our Families. Hope to see in Kokomo. And, once again thank you for your your advice on the roads. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 14:20:00 (MDT)
Alex just try and get through there in off peak hours and you should be ok. Anyway, looking at how they are making the bridge is worth going through there once anyway. Gale, I will find the number you can call to see if that road is now open. KIM, if you are reading this, I entered a copy of the hands into an art show. out of the hundred or so entries, two were highlighted and made the paper. Sues was one. You have the orginal, signed. The one I entered was just a copy. Lots and Lots of folks took pics of it. All were hung on the walls except Sues. It was placed in the center with her obit. Still very proud of her.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 21:06:36 (MDT)
Thanks Fred but Louisville is the only option right now. It's the direct route for me. Picking up Gerald Morgan in Hendersonville TN. About 7:30am Friday morning. Thanks my Brother. Oh got a email from Phil he hope to get his business trip to Detorit the week of Kokomo but nothing final on that. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 14:06:25 (MDT)
ooopps, Alex, make that two hours.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 07:24:38 (MDT)
Alex, from the Ohio river to 465 ( bottom of the loop around Indy), is 106 miles. With the construction, plan on maybe an hour and a half. Gale, I was there two weeks ago. They had already removed the black top. It might very well be finished by the time you want to go through. The detour actually crosses exit 141 on I-65, where the interstate is closed (north bound). That seemed to be a decent road even for the Semi's.Cant remember the number. Alex, don't know if I would go through Louisville. If you do, try not to go through a peak hours. They are building a brand new bridge across the ohio and all new exit/on ramps on both sides of the river. By the way, on the Indiana side is a "no fly zone", meaning you best be doing 55 or its ticket time.Picks back up to 65/70 at mile marker 10 in Indiana. Gas seems to be cheaper on the Indiana side. Yesterday at exit 16 (pilot and Loves truck stop,s (they sell gas for cars too)gas was ,I think, $2.67 a gallon. Diesel was even cheaper.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 07:23:46 (MDT)
Fred Thanks for the roads info will be helpful to a lot of us. Hope to see you on Saturday. Will I'm at it how long of a trip from Louisville to Indy? Always A Brother!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
Tennessee USA - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10:36:55 (MDT)
Damn Fred....they just reopened 32 after widening it. I guess I'll go farther north. Thanks
Gale
USA - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 08:07:02 (MDT)
The KY bridge area is a complete mess.3 and 4 mile back ups are common. I take 264 to the west side of Louisville. During peak rush hours, 2 mile back ups are commom. Took me 45 minutes to go 6 miles Thursday. Also, Gale, forgot to put in here, US-32, where it crosses 421, is closed. They are building a new intersection. Detour is crazy. I tried to go past the camp site last week but couldn't, due to the 8 ton limit near Fairmount, on 26.
alvis
USA - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 07:49:27 (MDT)
morning flight, thanks fred for the up date on the roads. for me going through cinn. is may best route. I took that route last year an found it a better ride, going through Nashville was hell, that was the route I took two years ago. thanks again fred, c u in kokomo. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 07:43:22 (MDT)
Fred thanks for the road updates. I know 65 was a mess just about all the way up starting in Ky before the bridge. Sorry but really having a hard time getting a grip on who is coming this year. It appears that we should have room but again are there any last minute folks bringing campers?
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 15:58:53 (MDT)
Hi, Close to 4:00 PM on Aug.23,1968 Capt. Marshall X.O. released Jim Snyder and myself E.T S. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Kokomo! 67-68 Lee
Lee K Wood
USA - Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 15:31:46 (MDT)
I have a road report for you Wink. II drive up to Kokomo everyday during the week, then down to Louisville, then back to Indy. US 31 has lots and lots of construction with Police sitting in many places for speeders. US 31 is exit 31 off Indy 465, the beltway around Indy. Take exit 33, it cuts off almost half of the construction. Believe me, its a pain in the butt to take 31 the entire way. East of Kokomo camp site there is a bridge being redone. Weight limit 8 tons. This doesn't effect most of you but it might in a motor home. The bypass around Kokomo is finished, nice 4 lane the entire way and NO traffic lights. I-65, north of Indy is closed at exit 41.(north bound only) Seems the found a bridge in need of immediate repair. The south side of I-65 at Indy has construction for about the last 15 miles or so b4 getting to Indy. Have no Idea about east of Indy. Wink, If I were you and driving, I would come to Indy thru Cincinnati, hop on 465 to exit 33 , then head north, that road runs into 31 about 5 miles up and will save you about two mile as a short cut. I will leave the weather to Gale but all next week its suppose to be in the mid 50s at night.
alvis
USA - Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 09:08:24 (MDT)
morning flight, well a little more than three weeks an kokomo will be upon us, so I guess its time for the wheather reports what do say gale. you did a good on that last year for us. the whether has been so crazy this year that parts of Montana got snow yesterday. it did not last but you never know. see you all at kokomo. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 07:46:04 (MDT)
I went to see my VA GI Doctor and while I was waiting to see him, his nurse called me in to be weighed and blood pressure taken. Well, my blood pressure was on the low side and I was told I wouldn't be seeing the doctor but I needed to report to the Emergency Room. I went to the ER by wheel chair as they wouldn't let me walk.. I was told I needed blood drawn. Ok the blood was drawn. I got to see the ER Doctor and while I was talking to him my leg started to form a rash. i was asked how long had I had this rash. I told him it just started. I was directed to stay in the VA Hospital for over night observation. They put me on IVs, and we all know how it is in the Hospital.. Every 2-3 hours someone was at my bedside. I was expecting to go home the next day, I was told I had to stay overnight again. I asked why and I was told even though my blood pressure was running good they where worried about the rash. okay I stayed the night. The next day came most of the rash had gone. The Doctors came in to look at the rash and said your staying over another night. I said why? The main reason I was put in here was my blood pressure and rash. Since both of those where okay why must I stay. I told them I was leaving. The Doctors agreed and I was discharged. I'm home now and doing better. I see my primary Doctor this coming Wednesday. Any traps I can look out for?
John Sartor
USA - Friday, August 21, 2015 at 18:52:17 (MDT)
Well this month is about gone and Kokomo is getting closer. Yes it's hard walking now a days for a lot of us. The doctor gave me some shots. Go back to him a week before Kokomo and he is going to give a few more shots. Looking forward to seeing everyone even though it will be Saturday we we get there. Leave here Friday Morning. Getting use to these 3 day trips. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
Tennessee USA - Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:51:17 (MDT)
Another Kokomo guy that will be missed and seems we are all getting there. Paul sorry to hear about your issues getting around. I have been limping around all day myself. I just can't seem to figure out my limits. It took a while to start back on pain pills but only way I can walk these days. Guess it helps knowing so many of us have the same problems with burning nerves. Guess I need a TENS Unit in my head or something.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 14:53:00 (MDT)
Slow hand salute out to Doug Howard!!
Gale
USA - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 12:55:29 (MDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Doug. Paul you will be missed. It was always good seeing you. Maybe you get a golf cart to get yourself around. A lot of us are having problems walking now days. I think the VA has messed up some nerves in my right leg when they did the EMG. A lot of pain. headed to the knee doctor to see if he correct the mess they did the first time. Waiting to see if I will get my 100% from the VA. Can't wait to Kokomo hoping we have a good group of 129th. Always A Brother!!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
Tennessee USA - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:03:31 (MDT)
YES, 50 years of the 129th. Please try and make it to Kokomo........Don't know if any of you guys recall a Soldier named Doug Howard. He was the head of the Chained Eagles out of Wapak Ohio. The back patch that Dee and I wear. Dedicated to the POW/MIA cause. They always had their camp site at Kokomo close to the stage. "LZ GO SHIT". Howsie passed away Yesterday. He would always come a visit us at LZ LANE in his gulf cart that looked like a jeep. He was the VA Man from the Allen County AO. RIP Howie!!!!!!......see ya all at Kokomo............always a brother................Paul!!!!!..Bummer man!!!!!take care of yourself.....
MARK
USA - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 06:33:55 (MDT)
We will miss you Paul. Maybe you'll feel better by then!?
gale
USA - Monday, August 17, 2015 at 15:25:33 (MDT)
hi guys and girls how make this quick and of the point there is an opening at G Street in and sweet for a couple nights as I had to cancel my reservation I will not me making Kokomo anymore doing some physical problems with my legs made a trip to Maine last week and then two and a halfviv since I've been able to walk I just can't do it anymore I wish I could I just thought
paul
lasalle, Il USA - Monday, August 17, 2015 at 13:44:36 (MDT)
Wow 50 years as time is flying by. We really do need to make the best of all this.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 17:17:02 (MDT)
Got a call from Gerald Morgan 129th 65-66 wanted to know if I could pick him up on my way to Kokomo. So, I'm hoping he can make it. He hasn't never be to any type of reunion. But, he thought 50 years since we basically started the 129th that he wanted to come. I agree with gale we should do something to mark the occasion. Stu Weiss from Albany In. was there Feb.66 hope he can make it. I would like to see a huge gathering of Bite and Strikers in Kokomo. George you and your Family. We have 4 weeks to get our 129th Family to rally and make plans for Kokomo. Get some the 129th Pilots, Hell just notify everyone we know. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
Collierville, Tennessee USA - Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:30:14 (MDT)
50th anniversary of the 129th huh..................sounds a good reason for a celebration at LZ Kokomo!
Gale
USA - Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 08:41:05 (MDT)
Kokomo come and join Rainer, Joe and myself for the 50th aniverary of the 129th. Yes 50 years ago the 129th Avaition Company was formed at Fort Campbell. The 129th landed at Cam Rhan Bay Oct.1965 and was based at Dong Ba Thin. We got the in Nov.1965. We all were assigned to different units I, we all made it to the 129th. We were MACV until Dec. 5th 1965 when we became operational. So, I all the 129th Family will join us in Kokomo. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, August 14, 2015 at 14:44:56 (MDT)
Paul Boggs, stupid me deleted that mail from you with Bob Millers number. Can you please send again? Was good talking to you last night. Hope to try and make it to Ft. Jennings this weekend......
Mark
USA - Friday, August 14, 2015 at 09:14:18 (MDT)
KOKOMO!!!!!........just around the corner. If ya ain't been there, your sqare. Really guys, Kokomo is about the best gathering of them all. As Alvis once stated, 10,000 vets from all wars setting around 5,000 camp fires. All kinds of military flags snapping in the wind. Huey's buzzing the camp. Live , full battle rattle platoon walking the camp checking for booby traps in your fire wood. Live entertainment , 129th and LZ Lane usually ranks as one of the biggest attended camps. Huge vender tent with any patch , pin , shirt , hat, including a Shit Bunner patch. Moonshine, and more. ........brotherly fellowship around the evening camp fire with stories, jokes , laughter and lies.........oh, and me. Don't let that stop ya from coming though;-)....... Really gang, it's an experience you will not forget.........buy the way.......have I told you I loved you yet today????.........oh, oh , oh,.....I almost forgot, AND , Larry" The Hugger" Davis will be there waiting for a hug from everybody!!!!!!!!......always a brother......
Mark
USA - Friday, August 14, 2015 at 09:12:44 (MDT)
Bruno had the pleasure of meeting Larry Buller for a few hour at the VHCMA Reunion in Denver. Also, met Bernie and family for the first time also. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 14:34:03 (MDT)
Spoke with Larry Buller - CE on "Snow Snake". He also flew a lot of the regular missions.He sounded great. It appears that he makes/fabricates new instrument panels on aircraft & has manufactured a machines make the instrument panels to install the instruments.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 09:36:09 (MDT)
HI does any one want a Linksys Wi-Fi routerac1600& ea6400.
Art
USA - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 16:23:49 (MDT)
Lost my 1st try so just got home again. Yes Wink, stay left. Also just have a 129th phone number. 352 450 5029 where you can leave me a voice mail if I am away from wifi. Fred I asked Sue when she first got that and she sounded iffy.. So she did feeling it helped the burning? It kills me driving and have had to stop before if I have a lot of stop & go. The gas pedal & brake are killers. Also like today having it in my arms also kill me just trying to stear.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 16:22:26 (MDT)
Wink think you are right about hanging left. Just got back from another test road trip with the new camper. Also don't really have a cell phone right now but set up just a 129th line. 352 450 5029 and that is what I use with wi fi also even if these two State Park trips didn't have anything.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 15:53:21 (MDT)
Hi Alvis I would like to have that put in my back when I had all about a foot of my intestines taken out in the early 90 the doc from emory hospital I could not be cut open because it took them a half & hour to get the tube down my throat & had told Glenda he might not make it & if he does this is the last one I have a electric wheel char but I still drive how much longer I don't know some time I wish I never came home PTSD is HELL I still wake up with EARL R FRAY in my arms he had no head no arms legs he steep on a 105 round & 3 other.
Art
USA - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 07:41:40 (MDT)
Thanks for the info Fred but, the VA won't go the expense of anything like that. When the meds don't work then it's pain pills. But, I do appreciate your input. If my neuropathy gets that bad maybe Medicare? Hope you will be at Kokomo. Since we have our 6 year old nephew. Will drive all day Friday. Then, come Ssturday. Then, back here on Sunday evening. Then, leave Weds. Night heading to Ohio. 50th class reunion and speak at the dedication at the Vietnam Memorial in Clinton,Ohio. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 17:40:10 (MDT)
without sounding like I am OUT OF LINE..they can do treatment for nuropahty.. Susan had it so bad she couldn't walk without EXTREME pain to the point of not being able to walk. There is a procedure where they implant this divice ( much like a pacemaker) in your back, under the skin, near the top of your butt. Wires go from it to your spine. The device interrupts the pain signals coming from the feet and legs. Ever so often you have to sit on this charger thingy, for the recharge of the battery. VA doesn't do near enough nor give near enough info to address problems. May be retiring tomorrow/wensday if I cant pass the DOT physical to renew my license.. blood pressure way, way to high.After Susan died, I told them its not about the money anymore and I wanted to be home everynight and NOT spend the rest of my life behind a steering wheel of a Semi. So am now home each night and only working about 35 hours a week. Near half of what I was working.
alvis
USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 19:29:33 (MDT)
Paul Boggs, what day you going to be arriving at Kokomo?.........
Mark
USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 18:46:30 (MDT)
RAINER....I was escort on the other side of 803 at American Huey's Gathering. I saw you but didn't have a chance to talk. See you at Kokomo. Paul
Paul Boggs
USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 17:37:55 (MDT)
I got out of nam in 71 & did not go to the VA to 82 & spent in the VA 30 day to six months nam vet are going like the vet be for us.but we maid the VA see what middle east vet are going throw what we went throw & treating them better than we did & I glad they are thank GOD for that.
Art
USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:42:09 (MDT)
morning flight, gale thanks for the dates. ken at the west gate don't you make a left from the gate an then a right. just wanted to clear on this. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter have, fl USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 09:14:59 (MDT)
Ken email me your cell number to put your info into my phone. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <mailto:afernwal@%20comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 08:52:26 (MDT)
Alex the road just off of Hwy 26 at the West end of the sites has a gate on the left. For those who have never been before they charge $10 at the gate for an event band. Than stay to the right and go a ways down to Campsites 429W & 430W. The guys at the gate can help but also the parking is if you stay & take the Northern road which takes you by 628W through 632W which are also our sites. Alex I still need to know what your guys are bringing to see if we can have space.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 15:56:31 (MDT)
A lot of Como today. Don how is the wife? Wink were are getting forgetful? Rainer glad got to fly. Found Stu Weiss yesterday. He got to the 129th Feb. 1966. He said he might try and come to Kokomo. Ken are the 129th the section closest to the road. Trying to give directions to our area. Looking forward to seeing everyone. School starts tomorrow for the nephew 1st grade. We had new school clothes and shoes etc. All take care . Always A Brother!!!
Alex. Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 14:39:51 (MDT)
I still have issues agreeing with the whole VA neuropathy thing. They said if you got it right away after Vietnam it was AO related. I am finding more and more guys who have it now later in life with the VA saying or refusing to consider it as service connected. They did grant me 80% P&T but because my Social Security Disability was for neuropathy they said they wouldn't give me the other 20%. Sort of pointless now but still looking for a cause for having it.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 13:10:32 (MDT)
Wink, Sept 17, 18, 19 is Thurs, Fri & Sat.
Gale
USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 11:00:18 (MDT)
morning flight, I feel kinda stupit for asking this but what are the dates for kokomo. I forgot to write them down on my calendar. so one more time. boy as m.l. king said "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." boy how true. see you in kokomo. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 08:39:31 (MDT)
good morning flight. I need a big favor, someone posted a web site a while back that had bases and battles listed and I have searched here and on the web and can't find it again. (my computer got a bad Trojan and I had to wipe my drive to fix it)I lost all my saved web sites. woulf you please post it again for me? thanks, Don
Don Miller
AZ USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 08:30:01 (MDT)
you brother with grand children you can take them places I have not seen my two in a month there father use them as a pawn. his head is not screw on wright me & Sander help them get a car 2013 they lost it because of him O the two of them told me he hit mom & them.
ART
USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 07:29:46 (MDT)
Yesterday I got to take my daughter and grandson to Peru Ind. to the American Huey group. We had a great time and I was able to take them both on a flight. It was most likely my last flight in a Huey but I was glad to share it with my family, Ron Paye was the pilot.
Rainer Bauer
USA - Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 06:41:44 (MDT)
Alex, that GRRREAT you got some rain. I bet it sure felt great :-)))))). We won't be cooling off cooling off till October. If'n you talk to Woody Woodward, Give'em a Big Hello for me. I'm going to get the Lemonade ready:-)))))). Later
Bruno E Sanchez3
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 09:51:12 (MDT)
The legs & left arm it got that my wife has to put my socks on& I cant bring my legs up so I can put my socks on & how much longer I will be driving it up to the doc.
ART
USA - Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 09:25:32 (MDT)
Ken the EMG was to get a better rating for the neuropathy. Since type I and type II is agent orange related. The neuropathy is related to the diabetes. I am 30% neuropathy. The upper body was that bad. True no cure for neuropathy. Just will get worst. Hope everyone has a great weekend. We're under extreme heat again. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <mailto:afernwal@comcast.%20net>
TN USA - Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 06:38:54 (MDT)
the word I was trying to say that the va doc seed I had was prnothy neuropathy seed was from agent orange & I got all my med record from 1968 to I think 2000 & they were hand writer by the doc that I was seeing that day I don't know if they still do that or what they want you to see.
ART
USA - Friday, August 07, 2015 at 19:34:28 (MDT)
Wife & I just got home from a little camping trip without any connections with the world. Sorry to hear about Pete's Mother and my EMGs felt like a shock as well. They were still able to measure the time or delay in that of my nerves from my neck to fingers & toes. Still those in Indy stick with it having nothing to do with AO. Maybe one of these days when we are all gone they will figure it all out. Just know there is no pills that get rid of that burning pain.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, August 07, 2015 at 17:00:07 (MDT)
Well the temp run from 90 to 105 here & I think back to nam walking with the stuff we had to carry & two boxes of 60 ammo & ! week of c & water did not tats good but I had a way to fix that fizzy drop two in the water then it was good ammo & the temp in the 100 but now this heat I cant go out side for 10 or 15 min. it hell when your 70 years old & the wife with c o p d I go out & start the truck & turn the air on put a oxygen bottle in the truck she smoked to much I quit in 71 when I seen that they cost 50 or 55 a pack & don't drink beer or whiskey. One thing I did like was flying & to me I liked as & AC RICHARD LAUGHLIN. I have a photo of him & his wife & sis wife on my 1957 cub lowboy tractor. One other thing I have never went to k I like to see what it like ever on photo.
Art
USA - Friday, August 07, 2015 at 09:17:51 (MDT)
Better yet....if you want to see something cool......come to LZ Kokomo and see "cool Jim Oliver aka Stickman."
Gale
USA - Friday, August 07, 2015 at 08:39:27 (MDT)
Wanta see something cool.......come to kokomo
James A. Oliver
Pembroke, Ga USA - Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 19:26:48 (MDT)
Bruno know what you mean. Our temps 98 to 103. Quite a few days around 100. Had rain and storms come through last night cooled down for a few hours. But, not as bad as you. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 14:44:10 (MDT)
Twenty -five (25) consecutive days of 100 (plus) temperature & counting.The forecast for all next week is the same HOT!!!!!!!Sounds like Nam.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, Tx USA - Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 11:26:01 (MDT)
Hi that doc did it totally wrong the votes should have been low like what your bran send out to see how long it takes for your toe to move Alex I try to have the test again. walking is no fun. I got to use a scooter when I go to places if there some any walking to be dun & being 70 don't help But one thing for shore I will not sit and giving up is not in my book. does some one know ware I can get a POW MIA FLAG my flag pole up it got old glory flying & a confederate flag & just a POW MIA.
Art
USA - Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 08:53:59 (MDT)
Sorry to hear about the passing of Pete Nolen's Mom. He is in our thoughts and prayers. It's hard to lose your parents but, it's a lot harder when it's your Mom. Art your right about the EMG. The Doctor turned the machine as high as the current would go. But, still couldn't get a reading. It was electrodes they put in the muscle then shoot the current to it. Felt like I was being electrocuted. Hope to see a good group in Kokomo. Always A Brother!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 21:55:40 (MDT)
Hi Alex that emg test did they use real fine needle that had wires hook to them put some kind of pick up on yours toes & was hook to a speaker & maid scratching noise well did that 4or5 time on me they told me I had word I cant say but the first letter is P &but I have something that like your leg are asleep like needle sticking in them all the time the doc give me a lot of pills to help me sleep but they told me it was from agent orange. I am sorry to hear about all the one how past away & Alvis fife I tried to get on that sight but never could I know how he felt I felt the same when GLENDA past away & yes I think of her I will never stop. There one thing SANDRA I was so lucky to meat her & I love her with all my heart & in two time in my life I was so lucky to find the two LADY that came into my life.
Art
USA - Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at 17:15:37 (MDT)
Just got a call from Pete Rhome that Pete "the Baron" Nolan's mother passed away..... Always a brother....
Mark
USA - Monday, August 03, 2015 at 14:30:39 (MDT)
Our cool wave is over. If you call 96 cool. Stickman good to see you post. Go in August 18th to see if the Doctor can fix my right knee. Have had problems with it since it done in 2009. The pain shoot down the leg. Of, it start in my leg until the VA did a EMG test. That was a rough 4 hours. Well Kokomo is getting closer. Hope everyone has a safe weekend. Always A Brother!!'
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 07:23:45 (MDT)
I am hoping to make the entire week this year. I'm also trying to convince a new guy to come be a part of the band of brothers.We sticks together I love you all Stickman chillin
James A. Oliver
Pembroke, Ga USA - Friday, July 31, 2015 at 09:42:50 (MDT)
REC MINE ALSO FOR MON-SUN NIGHT WE FEW WE HAPPY FEW WE BAND OF BROTHERS FOR EVER
LARRY A. DAVIS
USA - Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 19:33:30 (MDT)
Just got my confirmation for 3 nights at Kokomo. Thurs, Friday & Saturday nights for sure.
Gale Beard 67-68
USA - Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:12:30 (MDT)
Another day of excessive heat. Around here for the last few weeks regular temps 98 to 103. heat index mostly around 110 some days higher. Need relief. Hope all is well and everyone is planning to get to Kokomo in Sept. Always a great time with the 129th Family. Have been ask to give a few words At the Ohio Vietnam Memorial in Clinton, Ohio. Our High School class of 1965 is dedication a plaque for the men from Barberton Ohio whom were killed in Vietnam. And, also we have two from the 129th. Capt. Harry Whetzel and Larry Jackson ( Mark's Brother ) on the Wall. This, park is right up there with the Vietnam Wall in D.C. get a chance pull it up on your computer. 7 mores to Kokomo!!! Lets make this a large Reunion there!!! Always a Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 08:44:07 (MDT)
Love all of you and I think Hugs are special. Gale I have some music on a playlist that I think you would enjoy. We'll see.
wrong way <bullet2013@outlook.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 00:10:24 (MDT)
Boy that would be something Rick if we had 450k. I pretty sure that Pete Rhone was CE the 261. By saying its upright do you mean she flys?
Mark
USA - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 20:59:36 (MDT)
Rick good seeing your post. Looking forward to seeing everybody. As usual it's one of those weekend trips, since we still have our 6 year old nephew. He will be in school. It' would be nice to find a roster with the complete crew that flown on our aircraft. Will hope all is good. Hope to get my right knee re-done before Kokomo. Hard walking. Along with the VA findings of upper and lower body neuropathy. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tennessee USA - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 08:34:53 (MDT)
kEN bILL FRENCHIE AND i WILL BE IN IIN OUR SPOT WITH A TRAILER AGAIN
Rick England
USA - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 06:57:40 (MDT)
Ok gang, just a couple of things: 1) Been messing with the VHPA CD & not only does it list all the birds like you have on this site, but it also lists the pilot roster. I tried to add it as a file to the Lane AHP group on FaceBook but it came out all distorted & looked a total cluster. On the upside it formats just fine in an email format. It's not a complete list as I noticed two names missing, Ted Buisker noticed a few more after I sent him a copy of it....... And 2) #261 is now the right way up & if anyone has about $450K (that's a ball park figure) laying about gathering dust, we could put it to good use buy & restoring it to original as it was with the 129th.... AND we could put an original 1970 crew in it which would make it the only warbird on the airshow circuit (as far as I am aware) with it's original war time crew. Anyone got any friends in the big corporate world?
Rick.
USA - Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 18:36:02 (MDT)
Great Commo gang...Alex, great recall on some of the awesome memorable things that have come about for the 129th . I recall all that you said fondly ......yes Kokomo just around the corner. PAUL BOGGS, when will you be at Kokomo. Would like to help set up!...... Always a brother , and yes, have I told you I loved you today......
Mark
USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 19:52:44 (MDT)
Thanks Wink and for everyone who may think they are having issues with their computers getting on the site. Have found out that several have had issues with the site which appears to be a computer problem. I have the 129th site pop up first when I get on the net so if it doesn't connect it acts like my computer connection is bad. Just keep working on it. I am just about ready to mail everything if I can keep ahead of my honey do list.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 13:51:09 (MDT)
Will someone take pictures of the Kokomo, Ind this year and send them to me. johnsartor@yahoo.com Always a brother.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 09:44:22 (MDT)
HOT it is-Going on fifteen , that's right, fifteen days straight of 100 degrees plus.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 08:36:53 (MDT)
morning flight, gale maybe I missed something somewhere. but your last posting did not sound so encouraging. you ok?. I hope its only a little bout with depression. see you at kokomo. ken phone # for tipton hotel is 765 675 7505 wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 08:10:53 (MDT)
Mr. Gale I will see you at Kokomo. Take it easy,stay inside it's to hot outside.
LARRY A. DAVIS
USA - Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:16:19 (MDT)
I'm still here guys. I usually have a hard time getting on here, but, I made it today. Looking forward to LZ Kokomo.
Gale
USA - Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 08:38:57 (MDT)
Mark, I figured that you would like that and brighten up your day.... Always a brother
John Sartor
USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 23:07:27 (MDT)
Good morning 129th Family. We need to get the word out about Kokomo. It's about 8 weeks away. To me it will be special this year. Because were close to the 50th anniversary of the 129th Aviation Company in Vietnam.( Nov. 1965 ) Which later in 1966 became the 129th AHC. Kokomo is a great gathering or reunion. We remember our Kia'S and our Brothers whom have passed after their tours. Sadly, our health problem are catching up we us. This is why it's so important to make these gatherings. I appreciate the hard work that our guys do doing the year to have our lots for Kokomo and keep us informed. and, don't want to leave Mark out. With out his vision from Larry. Then, putting it into motion with the 129th website. Over the years many of the 129th family have found us. 2001 was a huge year for the 129th. The log stayed full with como. And, LZ Louisville we had around 70 plus of us whom served in the 129th from 1965 thru 72. Mark and myself have had the opportunity to meet so many of the 129th Family. Also having Family member finding us of our Fallen Brothers. Then, a gentleman from England Found a Huey to restore 509 that flew in the 129th. His name was Phil Connolly and what a gentleman he is. I had the pleasure of writing the 129th history for the Huey Co.Uk site. Phil wanted 3 of us to come to England to see 509. Mark, Fred and myself. but, do to work I could make the trip. But, know a Brother whom could.I called Ron Paye. It turn out to be a trip of a lifetime for our Brothers. They represented the 129th very well. Ron even got to fly 509. One note Phil had our Kia's listed on the doors of 509 for people to see our Brothers Whom Gave It All. The the VHCMA reunion in Flordia. Phil and Me work on a surprise for the 129th. But, it was a difficult to make sure Ron, Mark and Fred were present. After playing a DVD that Phil had sent me. When the light came on. Ron Paye was commenting on the DVD. When he turn around there was Phil,Simmon and their wives standing next to me. What a surprise. Thanks to Wink for his help keeping the secret. It looks like I wrote a book. Just so many memories I have had with the 129th family over the years attending these gatherings. Always A Brother!!! As Mark would say. Have I Told you that I love You guys!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:06:23 (MDT)
Morning Flight...................Yeah Kokomo coming up!!!!!!If ya have never been to a 129th Gathering, ya need to. The Brotherhood still exist. I love you guys, Hey John, you funny too man;~). I see that you wrote "LIVED". Good one hahahahahahah, always a brother.......
Mark
USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 07:33:55 (MDT)
Thank You Ken
Rick England
USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 06:12:23 (MDT)
Just got back from Indiana and also got the paperwork for Kokomo. Will try to get that all scanned this week so can get it in the mail next week to everyone.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12:35:22 (MDT)
morning flight, john my email as follows/ cobra129th@outlook.com . kokomo bound. wink 3/69=10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 08:44:06 (MDT)
Wink, Can you email me your email address? Thanks brother. I Live you too.
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 07:10:18 (MDT)
What a great man. Keep up the good work.
Larry A DAVIS
Quincy, Illinois USA - Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 07:59:03 (MDT)
Now if I could just learn to Spell Hugger...................
Mark
USA - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:36:43 (MDT)
Mark they are cleaning the log up. But, so a little malfunction every now and then. I can live with that. Just being able to stay in touch with the 129 th Family is all that counts. George glad you getting used to married life. Hope everything is working out for you. And, we will get the honor of meeting your family. Yes, Kokomo is getting close. Hope to see a good crowd this year. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 17:16:42 (MDT)
No Mark you didn't tell me that you LIVED me
LARRY A. DAVIS
USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 15:09:12 (MDT)
John and all, not really sure what the problem was with the FLIGHT LOG, all I can say is this. I have a local company that is in control of your web site right now and they are the ones that have been cleaning up the spam and stuff. Eventually they will give me complete control but as of now it is in their hands. Now mind you, this is a company that handles web sites that that run into the thousands of rallies for their time they put into to them. I mean like up to $40.000 to $50.000. They have always never said that I owe them any money and told me that due to the content of the site they are glad to be of help. I do suppose that some day they will send me a bill but I know that it will not be as much as I stated above. I told them I was willing to spend a couple thousand and at that time they said don't worry about it. I don't know, maybe they won't charge me anything. But for know I am grateful to them for doing what they are doing. As for the "white" page we were getting for a few days I suppose they just forgot to flip the switch or something. ............Sprwad the word for KOKOMO. It's just around the corner. Have I told you guys that I lived you lately? ........ Always a brother.....
Mark
USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 08:17:37 (MDT)
morning flight, congrads George on finally getting your wife in country. it sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you but that will keep you out trouble. hope we all can meet her one day at one of our reunions or kokomo. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter have, fl USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 07:51:27 (MDT)
Alex the address for everyone is: 8313 East - 400 South, Greentown, IN 46936. Basic is on Hwy 26 East of 31 running into Kokomo.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, July 13, 2015 at 16:23:59 (MDT)
Ken do you have the address and zip code to camp sites area of Kokomo? Have a few 129 th Brothers from 1965and 1966 whom are trying to come to Kokomo. The have campers or RV to park at camp sites if you can email me the information I can sen it to them. My email is afernwal@comcast.net. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Monday, July 13, 2015 at 00:23:19 (MDT)
George welcome to the club but wait till you end up spending your day tending the garden. Alex hope your EMGs are a one time deal with the VA because in Indy they kept sending me back over and over again for the same test because I waiting so long between seeing the nerve doctors who kept wanting a new test. It helped that I always saw a new guy each time but like you my right side was way worse. Still slowly my left leg keeps getting worse.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 16:41:41 (MDT)
Thursday July 9 was the one year mark for my wife Huynh & Tram getting state side & I guess this married stuff is OK if you don't think about it it is WAY different than being single but marrieing ASAIN is way different than marrieing western and of caurse haveing a 26X48 garage with a bunch of cars for a man cave helps. Neaxt year I am going to build her a 12X 24 shed [big enough for a car if needed] for her garden tools.I really don't want garden/yard tools near my car tools. Frencie if you see this Huynh says HI she remebers you & Tom [also hi to him] from when we all met up at Quin Nhon
George B
Somerset Ma, USA - Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10:08:39 (MDT)
morning flight, our site is back up, great. missed it for the few days it was down, not that I posted much. but get on site to see whats going on. next stop kokomo,looking forward to that. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 09:44:43 (MDT)
Mark, was that like a catch in the get along. Or was it like a virus ? hahahahah..
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 08:31:03 (MDT)
Yeah Spread the word. WE are up and running. Just a little bug. ....always a brother,
Mark
USA - Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 18:16:30 (MDT)
Hey we're back on! Mark, what was the problem? I felt that I was being left out not able to talk to my brothers... I'm blaming that on the terrorist. Enough of my bull----. How is everyone? Is everyone in good health?
John Sartor
USA - Friday, July 10, 2015 at 07:29:41 (MDT)
Glad to be back on the log. Kokomo is getting close. Be glad to see everyone. Well through with the VA for a while. Had a 4 hour test for the neuropathy for both upper and lower. Don't want to go through that again. They were checking the nerves and muscle for damage.The Doctor said was more advanced on my right side of the body. But, it could be worse I guess. Anyone heard from Alvis. Think about him more when I see a orange colored truck on the road. Hope everyone had a safe 4th. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 13:55:18 (MDT)
Mark I still had a problem a little while ago getting on the Log. Hope we are over that but wanted to post that I talked to Ski and he thinks we got everything we wanted for Kokomo in September. He will double check our stuff this weekend.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 12:33:43 (MDT)
Gosh, seems we have lost a couple of months in the FLIGHT LOG BOOK. I'll have to check on that. Least it's working now.
Mark
USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 19:00:31 (MDT)
Ray I am glad to see your post. Also just waiting on one thing to get our stuff into Kokomo. Still working on list of old stuff and was looking at the last post of Jim Westwang on Oct 18, 2010. The day before Gary Mount posted so this site is our history. I hope there is some way to clean it up after the fix because it is way to hard trying to find stuff now.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:57:18 (MDT)
Just saying hello to all.Me and Gail are planning on going to the reuion in NM> this year hope to see you all out there;
Ray Gagner <mailto:gagnerray%20@%20yahoo.com%20.or%20gagnerray%20@%20facebook.com>
Street, Maryland USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 07:21:34 (MDT)
I am hoping we may still get out of the woods here pretty soon. Still working on the database for contacts. I wish we could track our hackers down and hang them. Things that I am trying to get are Names, address & phone numbers along with email addresses. This along with month & year getting to the 129th and also leaving. If WIA I would like to know that & the date plus Platoon, status, rank in the unit or when retired. Call signs or nicknames. Want feedback for what we will have shown on the web site compared to info in database. We may want to only share some info after contacting one of us humans. Last I am trying to update the list for those who are deceased with the date we lost them. Again my email is ken7776 at aol.com with a 129th phone number of 352 450 5029..
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 20:21:15 (MDT)
They represent Peace Fred. L-G
Gently
USA - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 17:03:25 (MDT)
thanks.. just picked them up.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:47:52 (MDT)
Question. What/when was the mission to Laos to rescue folks being kept there and where was the target prison. Also, is there anyone here that flew on that mission. This is important as I have just read a mission statement that leaves out anything Army connected, its all Airforce except for a few Green Berets.This statement was also sent to my uncle that was at the Hanio Hilton for a few years. Thanks
alvis
USA - Monday, March 23, 2015 at 06:06:51 (MDT)
George.. the addy your asking about is Warbadges.com. His biz/home addy is Warbadges.com, P.O. Box 71, Sth Fremantle 6162, Western Australia, Australia. I ran across his addy when cleaning out my desk. His name is Andy.
alvis
USA - Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:20:46 (MDT)
Fred: We just got back home from Disney Land in Fla. And finally found Susan's obit. And, was able sign the guest book. Still hard to believe she is gone. I know the pain and suffering has finally gone for her. She will be missed but,not forgotten by Liz and I along with the rest of the 129th Family. You and the Family are in our thoughts and prayers. Always A Brother!!! Were here for You !!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 16:40:53 (MDT)
I couldn't figure it out Fred. I tried. I'll try again. L-G
Gently
USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 22:33:16 (MDT)
Fred we love you guys. I did have some trouble with her web site but not sure if it was the music or why it was hanging up. Just went back again and was able to get to the guest list but still stuck trying to type. I am sorry that so many folks have all but given up reading our site.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 22:01:56 (MDT)
I am a bit disappointed at the number of folks who haven't posted on Susans obit. A lot of you have met her and she isn't the asshole I am.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 17:44:26 (MDT)
Thank you Lee!!!! L-G
Gently
USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 17:09:31 (MDT)
Thank you Alex and Ernest! L-G
Gently
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 21:40:57 (MDT)
Thank you Alex and Ernest. L-G
gently
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 21:39:16 (MDT)
It's a very beautiful painting Fred...just like Susan was. Thank you for sharing. L-G
Gently
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 21:38:09 (MDT)
Last year I broke up with my girlfriend due to many misunderstandings and I remember very well how hard I had been fighting to get her back. She changed her number, changed her job so that I don’t visit her office and none of her friends would give me any information about her. The only thing I could do was to go find help from anywhere, so i looked for a way to get her back then a friend recommended me to contact powerfulibiezugbespell@gmail.com that he will help me and as my friend said, Dr ibe helped me to bring back my girlfriend just in 3 days, I now have her back and this is the biggest joy of my life.
Matthew <powerfulibiezugbespell@gmail.com>
NEW york, uk USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 19:08:53 (MDT)
http://www.indianamemorial.com/notices/Susan-Alvis
alvis
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 18:15:20 (MDT)
the painting lacks detail in the pic. Susan was working on it but isn't finished. Just like her life. The painting will be cremated with her. http://www.indianamemorial.com/obituaries/obituaries.php
alvis
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 17:51:04 (MDT)
Alvis, Please email me at: johnsartor@yahoo.com. Important.
John Sartor
USA - Monday, March 16, 2015 at 22:51:38 (MDT)
Fred so very sorry for your loss
Rainer Bauer
USA - Monday, March 16, 2015 at 13:37:52 (MDT)
Just getting back on line again after Joey came and told me that Susan passed away while I was out with my goats the other day. I had not even turned on my computer for the past few days even knowing that I have to keep going. Fred I am so sorry for your loss and as many here know she was a spark for so many that knew her.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:55:48 (MDT)
Very sorry foe your loss she will be missed
Rick England
USA - Monday, March 16, 2015 at 07:30:04 (MDT)
Fred, so sorry for your loss.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 06:38:51 (MDT)
Thank you to all who sent me $50 checks. The only bad part is that they have to be made out to "129thAHC" not me, nor "129th Fund" nor Christmas Fund. Keep'em coming in. L-G
Gently
USA - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 16:46:21 (MDT)
I just don't know what to say I held Glenda the same way I think a part of her still with me to I see her again.
Art
USA - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 15:36:37 (MDT)
Fred Alvis- My condolences.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:29:54 (MDT)
Fred, So sorry to hear about Susan. She will be missed by all that met her. We are all here for you Brother....
Bill Whelan <info@theprintingworks.net>
USA - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:21:38 (MDT)
morning flight, a sad morning it is. fred what can I say that has already been said sue will be missed. I look forward to seeing her at our reunions an kokomo. she brought with her a shimmering light with her everywhere she went,an that's what this dimly lite world needed.now that, that light has gone dark, each of us who know sue has a little of sue inside us and because of that, the light will be carried on. god bleess. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 09:25:49 (MDT)
Fred we are all so sorry to hear about Susan, she will be sadly missed but never forgotten. RIP Susan. Simon, Nina and Brad.
Simon Johnson <simon_johnson@talktalk.net>
Mellor, 509 County UK - Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 05:09:58 (MDT)
Heart-broken over our loss of our favorite Aussie.....Watch over us Susan...you will be so deeply missed by so many of us. I enjoyed our times together, laughing, being smart asses, rating people at Kokomo, and the re-unions. How I wish there were more memories...I wish I could have spent more time with you. Dear Fred...I know you are devastated.....remember your Family here...we love you and are here for you. I'm so sad, she was special. L-G
gently
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 21:20:31 (MDT)
Fred Susan was in my thought today so sorry for your loss bless you brother and your family. I will play a special tune in her remembrance. Stickman
James A. Oliver
pembroke, ga USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 21:19:22 (MDT)
Fred Liz and I are sorry to hear of your loss of Susan. She was a wonderful lady and it was a honor to have her as part of our 129th Family. She will be missed by all whom who knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. We are here for you. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 20:49:32 (MDT)
Fred, we send our condolences and will keep you in our prayers.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 18:44:11 (MDT)
Fred.. My sincere condolences. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you. Take care Brother.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 16:36:53 (MDT)
Fred, Debbie & I are sad from the news of losing your precious wife. We have good memories to remember her by and will think of her often. Always a brother.
Gale
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 15:12:21 (MDT)
Prayers for you Fred are being sent.
Jeff Sauers
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 14:29:47 (MDT)
Fred , we offer our condolences. As always, if there is anything we can do, or if you just want to talk, call brother. I'm so sorry
Mark and Dee
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 14:28:15 (MDT)
A slow respectful hand salute is hereby rendered for Susan,she earned one.
paul brown <idapaul@Yahoo.com>
lasalle, Illinois USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 14:05:17 (MDT)
Fred,I am sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prays.
J. W. Wilson
Kinston , N. C. USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:26:51 (MDT)
Its with a sad heart I write this. Susan passed today just after 1PM. She was at home, in bed. I was holding her,she gave a big smile, then died. No flowers please, there will be no service according to her wishes. She is the best thing to ever enter my lfe, God grant her peace.
alvis
USA - Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:10:31 (MDT)
Slow Hand Salute for Tony may he finally rest in peace. Andy has been ill for the last few years. That why he has been to the reunions lately. Gently putting a check in the mail tomorrow. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 14:34:06 (MDT)
Thank you Arthur! L-G
gently
USA - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 13:23:19 (MDT)
Some of may remember the first time I showed up at Kokomo with 5 or 6 pizzas. Susan was with me as well as a very good friend from the days at Ft Carson, Vietnam grunt Vet named Tony. Ton has been fighting cancer (tumors caused by agent orange says the VA)for a while now. He went on Hospice about the same time as Susan. He died last night. The list of Vietnam vets grows shorter by the day. Hug your wife, your kids, who knows who is next.
alvis
USA - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 04:39:53 (MDT)
Alex, Thanks for where I can get his address for decals
George B
USA - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 19:26:52 (MDT)
RESPONSE form the South Africian folks that have one of our birds. Quote..ear Fred This is the serial number of the Huey that we use. It did two tours in Vietnam Serial number on tail: 6601009
alvis
USA - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 04:06:12 (MDT)
Andy is an Aussie, pays for his vacation over here by doing what he does. Really a nice guy. A few years back, at a reunion, I gave him a AK-47 round to take back to OZ with him. LOL, at the last minute he had second thoughts about trying to get it past customs, so gave it back.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 04:04:40 (MDT)
George his name is Andy Curan. Should have his web site in the VHCMA news letter.
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 13:19:52 (MDT)
Any body remember that guys address in Aust that sells those decals of our Div & the company I need one for the "outside of glass
George B
USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:48:29 (MDT)
Thank you Wink and Robbie! Prayers continue for our dear Aussie friend. L-G
gently
USA - Monday, March 09, 2015 at 23:07:33 (MDT)
I have contacted this site, waiting for a return message. I ask for the tail number. They have a link on their site to ours BTW. Susan and I spent 1:00 AM till 5:AM at the hospt this morn. Thank God I got to bring her home. She is resting and continues to fight her lonely and painful battle. http://www.cape-town-helicopter-tours.com/contact.html
alvis
USA - Monday, March 09, 2015 at 16:30:21 (MDT)
I have contacted this site, waiting for a return message. I ask for the tail number. They have a link on their site to ours BTW. Susan and I spent 1:00 AM till 5:AM at the hospt this morn. Thank God I got to bring her home. She is resting and continues to fight her lonely and painful battle. http://www.cape-town-helicopter-tours.com/contact.html
alvis
USA - Monday, March 09, 2015 at 16:30:06 (MDT)
Fred sorry to hear Susan isn't making any improvement. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Mark Joe Nicolich was the gunner on 745 in 1966. But the bird was in the company before October 1966. Wink will be at Disney next week were taking the nephew. His will be on spring break. Will give you a call. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Tn USA - Monday, March 09, 2015 at 06:14:21 (MDT)
Sorry to hear about Susan Fred. Praying for comfort and peace for you both.
Mark
USA - Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 20:17:40 (MDT)
I just did a Bing search for ZS-SLK and bingo, got a hit right away. It appears to be owned by Bird Dog Aviation in SA. Looks like it is mainly used to fight fires. Fred, sorry to hear Susan is not doing well!. I hope she is resting comfortably, My thought and prayers are with her, and you.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 16:09:03 (MDT)
Some of the guys that have been in here longer than me can perhaps correct me. I believe the South Africa bird is being used by a company giving thrill rides which includes "combat assaults" along the coast. They contacted this site asking for info on the bird,pics, ect. not to long after Phil and his folks got the 509 up and running/contacted this site. I went back and forth with them for a bit, but something turned me off.They can be found by goggling huey rides south Africa..something like that.Susan continues to fight, but is losing.
alvis
USA - Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 15:12:26 (MDT)
Rick thanks for your work finding birds for us. Along with finding things I am working on our updated contact list and missing a bunch of info. One quit question is that I had Art Foster as Tigerwagon@msn.com plus a phone number ending in 4553 which neither of them work. Again my email address is ken7776 at aol.com plus have set up a 129th phone number as 352 450 5029 which is done so I can get voice mail via my aol or on my old cell when connected to Wi-Fi. If anyone can email any info I am piling up several list into my data base like the ones on this site, also from list of folks who have been to reunions but that I have no other info. In the mean time take care my Brothers and be looking for emails / phone calls from me. Also am still waiting for a few checks for Kokomo Camp Sites.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 14:57:48 (MDT)
#569 has turned up in South Africa. Had a guy contact me whose father had worked on it in the US at some point. All we had at that point was the date the N# was cancelled in the US back in the 90's so I started digging. It's SA reg is ZS-SLK. Posted a pic of it on the Lane AHP Facebook group.
RickG
USA - Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 12:36:18 (MST)
HI Judith some money on the way.
Art
USA - Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 14:34:37 (MST)
Hi all that are still checking on us. I am going through adding the contact list from here to my other list. Please note that I will be trying a bunch of these old addresses but will have 129th Stuff - Ken Strong in the subject line. I am also trying to update and add those we have lost.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 19:38:45 (MST)
Got this in an email today. Anybody recall this ship? Hello, I am the curator of the Vietnam War Foundation here in Virgina. We will be starting a restoration Huey Serial Number 64-13745 this Spring. Our records show it served with 129AHC from Oct 1966 till Feb 1968. Would like to know if any of your members might have pictures of this ship in Vietnam so we can paint her in actually? Thanks, Craig LaMountain Curator 434 985-8408 (www.vietnamwarfoundation.org) PS -You can see the ship on our Facebook page
Mark
USA - Monday, March 02, 2015 at 15:37:36 (MST)
Had a great mini reunion yesterday. Mark and Dee were out here in Arizona for a few days and Mark, Dee, Don and Donna Miller, Susan Edison, myself and wife, Shirley, met up at one of the local Olive Gardens for dinner. Great friends, food and time.. They should be back in "cold country" by now. It is 75 here now and I am staying for a while longer... Take care Brothers.. C U L8r... Kal...>>>
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Friday, February 27, 2015 at 16:46:50 (MST)
Another note for guys from the 129th / 498th I am also trying to build a data base that we can use to track our people. I am first trying to go through those I have already contacted in the past to make sure we have the correct information. Also wanting to have the month / year that you got there and left. Besides where people live and phone numbers I will also add a share info. If yes we can try to get the basics updated on the 129th site. If not I will only share that info with Mark, Gently & Paul Boggs for the purpose of having an email and mailing list.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 21:34:15 (MST)
Thanks Kevin but mainly just hope we can make sure the ones posting are human. Seems like the low life's are taking over everything.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 21:49:32 (MST)
Hello to all my 129th friends. It's sad to see the "Spammers" have been posting here my website was getting about 50+ a day on my feedback page. Mark could you make it a members page only?
Kevin Dutton
UK - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 13:09:52 (MST)
Mark I will send some money the first ok.
Art
USA - Monday, February 23, 2015 at 16:06:31 (MST)
I am working on it Ken and all. Just bare with me a few more weeks and I am pretty sure the hackers will be eliminated..................
Mark
USA - Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 19:09:24 (MST)
I am starting to think the hackers are winning as they are running more folks off our page. This is really starting to become a big mess as I have been trying to catch up and talk to folks now. Some email addresses are just bouncing because they are full and other people have not checked this page or email in months, at best weeks. The 129th Yahoo Group I guess is still kicking out a few hot lady ads and maybe we are too old to keep up. I have gotten Rick's check for Kokomo and am hoping to get our stuff in over the next couple weeks. The next deal is the Crew Members Reunion starting June 9th which is coming up fast.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 18:45:47 (MST)
Guess we are all busy at least trying to do 129th stuff. Ok it could be a full time job as I am working through changes here. It just took me a day to hook my new computer up to the printer. Also broke down and bought Office 2013 to replace the 1997 version I have. The idea there is to try and build a new 129th data base to go along with the phone number. Somehow AOL has bounced back and fourth messing up my address book so found a couple folks I am missing new emails. It has been a lot of work tracking you guys down just to loose you again. A few are easy like "Wink" "Stickman". lost the name that went with tigerwagon@msn.com. Also have bad addresses for Joe Nicolich & Mike Miles if anyone knows. Last Mike is going to be at Kokomo this Saturday and I hope get me info I am asking for on campsites.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 18:50:18 (MST)
Mark, I've been at Cleveland Clinic for 10 days now and been out of touch. Yes go for it. this Web-site is sooo important. Paul
Paul Boggs
USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 08:02:04 (MST)
It appears that all that posted about it is in favor of my proposal. I met with the outfit today and they are really impressed and sympathetic to the cause and meaning behind the site. They are willing to take on the job of converting and bringing it up to date and also making it very easier for me to make changes to it. Such as Contacts , archive the Log Book , and photos and much more. Such as reunion announcements and things such as the funds that we use to get Vets to the reunions. Doing so for only their cost. Also we will be able to block the Viagra and Spellcaster spammers that have invaded the place. Do you have any other ideas? I have been looking for an outfit ever since Kokomo and have met with other companies and this one I feel is the one we are looking for to do the best job at the best price. I will be out of town for the next 10 days and will get back to them either while I'm gone or when we get back. In the mean time they are looking at the site and figuring out what to do. These are some really good people at what they do. Take care , always a brother, Pop-A-TopII
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 19:38:34 (MST)
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San Jose, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:01:22 (MST)
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London, UK - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:17:10 (MST)
Donations for the 129th Christmas Fund can be made at the address below. The monies from this fund are used to help get group members to the re-unions and Kokomo, along with flowers at funerals and other forms of financial assistance when needed. This account is run by Ken Strong and myself. Over the years we have assisted many of you and hope to continue to assist you. Sadly, we need your help to keep this fund fluid. In the past we had had auctions during the Christmas season, but last year the fund raising was dismal, having received only $100 and no items to auction. We are not a 501c3. If any of you want to work on that great, but as of right now we do not have such a person. Until then, I would be honored to write a 129th AHC donation tax receipt if so requested. Checks should be made out to "129th AHC" and we thank you ahead of time. The key here is to get as many members to our gatherings, especially the re-union June. God bles...and be generous:>)) Judith Singer Treasurer 129th AHC 8353 Watertown Plank Road Wauwatosa WI 53213 Gentlyjs@yahoo.com 414-988-6225
Gently
USA - Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:37:57 (MST)
Sorry for anyone calling me at the 352 450 5029 number as I am in Tampa. Also want to remind everyone that I can get email at ken7776 @ aol . com again. Gently has sent an email to her list and I tried to send it on with more email address returns. It seems hard to keep up with these little changes from Comcast to att or msn, etc. Hope that Mark can find a simple fix to our site getting rid of the crap.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:36:16 (MST)
Looks like Kokomo will be the only reunion I will make this year. I am hoping to get some of the 65/66 group there. This October will make 50 years since the 101st and the 129th Avn Co. Landed at Cam Rhan Bay. And.if anybody know how this site has done for the 129th. I do!!! From day one when it was just a few of us, but as time went by it grew and grew. The size of our reunions grew and grew. So, I encourage all to donate what the can to keep our site going. This site has brought the the 129th Family together through the good times and the lost of Family and 129th Brothers. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 07:11:22 (MST)
Mark do what needs done!!!! I will donate what I can. Need to post Gently's email address to where we can get address to send donations. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <Afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 16:06:13 (MST)
alvis;the gun lock program is legit and has been around for 6-7 years.don't know if there is any paperwork involved but there didn't used to be.really not a bad idea in my opinion,if I owned guns I would do it,I just don't own guns because I would be likely to use them on myself.
Paul McGrath brown
USA - Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:07:20 (MST)
Just have had this new PC for a few hours trying to figure out Windows 8. I had talked to Ski for Kokomo last month before landing myself in the hospital and he said he hated it as they were trying to get 7 instead. OK I am still on a learning curve myself as my old one was running Office 97. Reminder to that I got my AOL Account fixed for email w/ken7776 at that for mail. Still no cell phone but did set up a line just for the 129th stuff right now. Last of all now that we all lost Jack I am still trying to figure out the best way to handle his site. Ski gave me a couple options and Paul is trying to get something to show he pasted away. Sorry to say as our meeting last September points out we all don't know what might happen so need to get our ducks in a row. Love all you guys.
Ken Strong Jr
Candler, FL USA - Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:15:59 (MST)
I am with you brother
Rick England
USA - Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 05:22:38 (MST)
Blessings for our brothers n sisters who are suffering. Mark sounds like a wonderful way to end spellcaster you have my vote. Take a stick for a walk. Stickman
James A. Oliver
Pembroke, Ga USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 17:27:17 (MST)
Mark sounds good to me as my old computer is about to be retired after ten years it won't cut it so this is my 1st post from a new one. Next step is to get my stuff caught up for Kokomo. Hope it may not take much to fix this if we can figure out who the humans are before posting.
Ken Strong Jr. 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 16:42:33 (MST)
I agree. That would be putting the funds to very good use. Thanks again Mark!...
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 13:48:26 (MST)
Mark, I will $50 also. What is Gentry snail mail addy?
J. W. Wilson
Kinston, N. C. USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 12:14:17 (MST)
Thanks Barry...................
Mark
USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 09:16:17 (MST)
morning flight, mark if the fund can handle it as you say go for. but i'll be sending fifty bucks to gently to help fra the cost. I think that's the lest I can do for the web site. and mark I know you've heard this many times, thanks again for your work with the site, for without it we all would be lost sheep in a world that didn't care. thanks. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 09:10:03 (MST)
Hello everybody....THIS IS NOT SPAM THIS IS MARK.......Update on what I have planed for moving and making access easier for me on this web site is as follows.............Over the last 6 months I met with 3 different people as to what to do about your/our web site pertaining to making it , as I said, easier access, clean up the spam and eliminate it, post photos, stories and maybe make some appearance changes. Those 3 did not meet the standards I thought that us as a whole could not except and was not the outfit we were looking for. I have found a local company that can do this for us. In conversation with this group they went to the web site and made the remark that, " your page is an awesome page and it is very huge. Now I, being the non/computer guy, had no idea that the 129th was so huge, but they really liked it and what it stood for. It also came to my attention that when David, our old webmaster, God rest his soul, made the page, he did it up right and made probably one of the biggest pages that could be made at the time. Mind you, this page is 15 years old. Considered a dinosaur in this ever fast changing tech world that we live in. I say that to give kudos to David for having the foresight to see that.############################################################ Here is my proposal to all of you,,,,, I have a meeting Monday with this outfit, the guy I talk to earlier this week said they have worked on sites that cost anywhere from $2,000 to $40,000. Well needless to say we will be looking at the lesser of the two. Now, I will continue to pay and maintain the upfront moneys that are needed to own the "Domain" and secure that we will always have the www.129th.web page as our own like I have been doing for the past 15 years. That's not a problem and I consider it a privilege to be able to do that. The question is the $2,000.00. I am asking you all if it would be possible to borrow that money from the 129th fund that we have built up over the last 15 years. In the past the fund has been used to help other 129th'ers get to reunions, buying and sending flowers to viewing of brothers that have passed on and such......This fund and is managed and very well taken care of by our dear sister in arms Judith "Gently" Singer. Speaking with her the other month I was told that was more then $2,000 in the fund which would still leave some in there to use for the things it already has been used for....... I will respect all of your opinions on this matter but I do want to inform you that this company is , I feel, the best avenue to take to keep and maintain and improve your/our web site..................I love all of you and truly do apologize that it has taken me so long to attend to this matter. Behind the scenes though I want you to know I have been working on it......................if anybody has any other ideas as to how and do this in a cheaper, better way, please let me know...........I just want to clean up, maintain, improve, and keep this page for what it is and has done for many of you all. Over the years many of you have thanked me for this page and told me how it has been a God send. How it has helped some of you get your 100% disability that you deserve, and that it has helped you reconnect with guys that you served with and find out that even though it has been 40/45 years ago, that the brotherhood is there as if it has only been one day. Thanks to all of you for letting me be a part of not only, American History, but your History also.################################################################### I will await your response's to this matter................ALWAYS A BROTHER, GOD BLESS,.....
Mark
USA - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 08:29:04 (MST)
Ya Paul something like that but her voice, Oh No. Just kept waking up hearing it thinking you were there wanting my blood in the dark, LOL
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 20:01:03 (MST)
Just received a letter from VA Hospt. They are offering me FREE gun locks, up to 4 (four). Sounds like more government snooping to me, aint answering that. Sorry, I just don't trust them.
alvis
USA - Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 13:07:08 (MST)
Might have to cast a spell on you
Paul McGrath brown
USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 20:16:47 (MST)
So Ken are you saying that I might be a blood sucking leach,that visits in the middle of a wet dream.
Paul McGrath brown
lasalle, il USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:36:26 (MST)
Hope all is well with the 129th Family. Weather here is up and down goes from mid 60's to the 20's. A crazy winter. Mark ran into a guy that lives 4 miles from you. Knew you and the whole Jackson Family. Forgot his name but, told him let you know he had met me. He was at the Resort Casino. Small world. Fred how is Susan? Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:21:56 (MST)
Welcome back to the living Ken. Missed hearing from you.
John Sartor
USA - Saturday, February 07, 2015 at 10:23:02 (MST)
First I would like to thank all the veterans for their service to our great country. I wanted to also reach out to see if I could find anyone on this site that might remember my father, his name is Gordon Pollock. I believe he was there from September '66 through August '67 with the 394th support detachment? Our family is mainly from Maryland in the Annapolis/Glen Burnie area if that helps. I believe he also spent time in Germany with the 394th, but I'm not sure if this was before or after going to Vietnam. If anyone remembers him, has any video, pics, etc. please let me know. My father has his old super 8 movie camera and a box of film that I am going to have a look at. If I find any good footage I will be sure to share with everyone. Thank you again for all you've done. Best regards, G
George <gwpollock@yahoo.com>
Annapolis, MD USA - Friday, February 06, 2015 at 05:01:46 (MST)
Like a bad penny I am back after getting out of the hospital yesterday> It bites when you feel you are so far behind anyway and than loose a couple weeks. Than kept hearing 498th Paul Brown (His voice anyway) @ 4 AM wanting to suck blood out of me. Fred I am so sorry to hear about Sue also as none of us know what is next for us. Also folks I was getting ready to do the camping stuff when I got sick so will try to catch up with is in the next few days.
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 11:26:28 (MST)
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London, UK United Kingdom - Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 02:36:39 (MST)
Alvis sorry to hear about your friend. Seems like cancer is taking it's toll. A Vietnam Brother that went to school with me just died of cancer about 10 days ago. Cancer is hitting everyone. All we can do is pray for everyone. Give Mark a chance to get rid of the crap. He isn't going to get it done over night. I just skip over the crap. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 14:45:28 (MST)
I know most of you don't remember my buddy Tony, from Allentown,PA, I brought with me to Kokomo. He was a grunt in NAM and we served together at Carson, after deployment. He has less than 6 months left,cancer.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 14:43:18 (MST)
HI MY wife Sandra lost her daughter Tammy to cancer back be for I met her & my younger sister has it my dad had colon cancer & they check my colon & they took out all but a foot & Fred hang in there what you are going throw. when I was in nam from 68 to 71 I never maid friends you just might not be there & I still don't I cant get close even when Glenda was living & Sandra now I scard to & with the va can only help so much with med I take & shuting this pc down for the last timeso take care all youart
Art
USA - Monday, February 02, 2015 at 15:44:07 (MST)
morning flight,mark we all know and we all know you are working hard to eliminate these intruders. it would be nice to be able to give them a viris without harming others, or maybe we should get a spell caster of our own to cast a spell on these people to forget our wed site addy. won't that be nice. heeeeeeeee wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Monday, February 02, 2015 at 07:43:23 (MST)
Bear with me guys. I working on it.
Mark
USA - Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 16:23:31 (MST)
Maybe someone on here should give that spell caster a call See if he can put a spell on all the assholes that are ruining this site. Just a thought.
Harrell Guidry (cue)
Groves, Tx USA - Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 08:03:53 (MST)
I agree with you Wink.
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 07:44:56 (MST)
morning flight, well I guess we can blame face book for all this. we cant get a word in edge wise, with all this bull sh t on our sit. what a shame. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 07:18:28 (MST)
Frenchie, I watched that documentary about the helicopter war history that you posted on facebook. It was very good, I just wish they would've done a bit from our area of operation. Cold and snowing up here.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 17:05:18 (MST)
Dear Fred, so sad to hear about Susan. Hope I hope she's in a good enough place. Janet and I are saddened by your text. We lost her father from colon cancer. We feel your pain. Susan is such a fighter, I just knew she could kick it's butt. We will miss her quirky personally and that great simle. May she now rest. I don't know how or why things happen. I do know she will be greatly missed by everyone that knows that winning personally. So sad, our heart goes out to you Fred . Please call if there ANYTHING we could do. Give Susan a big kiss from the French's.
Frenchie
Sav, GA USA - Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 08:15:56 (MST)
Hope for the best for you Ken. WE told Hospice NOT to send the first nurse back to our house. She just didn't cut the mustard ,social wise.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 15:00:19 (MST)
Hope everything works out and Ken will make a good recovery. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:07:49 (MST)
Fred: I can't really put the words together right now. After reading your post about Susan. She has brought a lot of joy into your heart and life. And, done the same for this 129th Family whom have had the pleasure meeting and spending time with this wonderful Aussie woman. You and Susan are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:06:02 (MST)
Fred, I'm sorry to hear about Susan. I wish they would try harder to eliminate Cancer. My Brother lost his fight with cancer in 2006. As for the Blizzard, I've only got about 3 inches of snow here in Western NY. We've been lucky so far this year weather wise.
Robbie
Rochester, NY USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 05:19:34 (MST)
Prayers for Susan and Ken....lots of prayers! L-G
Gently
USA - Monday, January 26, 2015 at 17:47:38 (MST)
I just got off the phone with Ken Strong's wife. Ken is in the hospital with a bowel inflammation. Let's keep KEN in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Boggs
USA - Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 18:05:44 (MST)
Fred, Debbie & I feel so bad and we wish you & Susan the best. Please let her know we are thinking of you guys! Always a brother.................
Gale
USA - Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:07:57 (MST)
Fred, I will continue to pray for both of you. Sorry to hear the bad news.
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 17:59:58 (MST)
Hi Fred I only look here 1 or 2 time. just keep on praying for SUE every one.
Art
USA - Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 09:22:57 (MST)
Gosh.............so sorry to hear this Fred.
Mark & Dee
USA - Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 09:17:34 (MST)
morning flight, this is not a good morning after reading about sue. my heart is sadden and tears flowed after reading the news about sue. sue has a way about her that made everybody around her feel very comfortable. fred, if there is anything we as a family can do , please let us know. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
winter haven, fl USA - Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 08:40:16 (MST)
Gee Fred, Sorry to hear that. I was hoping and praying that the lack of news was a good sign. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and you. Take care Brother... L8r.. Kal...>>>
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 16:35:44 (MST)
Took Susan for results of CT and Bone scan yesterday. Talked to Doc today. Results all bad. Cancer has spread. He is putting us in contact with Hospice. Susan will not see another Christmas, another thanksgiving, her birthday, maybe not even July 4th, or Easter.
alvis
USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 16:08:15 (MST)
Hi were back but got to say that not being on line for a few days backs things up a lot. Oh it may look like they have hit the Yahoo site too as I got a bunch of junk in my email from there. I just got them down from 1300 to under 300 before leaving. Well we had a great visit with "Stickman" seeing all his work on the house. Now am working on this computer to try and get files moved around. Time for a reboot again this afternoon.
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:57:38 (MST)
Scammers have taken over everything. Give Mark time to try and get rid of this. And, I skip over all the crap and read the post from our Brothers. Don Miller thanks for The info and history. Hope your wife and all our 129th Family with illness in their Family are doing better. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374
TN USA - Monday, January 19, 2015 at 07:22:51 (MST)
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Jennifer Jones <anita@yahoo.com>
Pearl city, Pearl USA - Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 23:41:35 (MST)
Please bear with me. I am working on ridding the Flight Log of scanners. So sorry for this.
mark
USA - Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 21:24:57 (MST)
good evening flight, with a slow hand salute. Wednesday marked the end of an era in the history of this great country. The last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II has died. Chester Nez, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure at the age of 93. you can read the story @ http://bit.ly/1ktnTwk
Don Miller
Valley Farms, AZ USA - Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 19:25:27 (MST)
Guess this website has been taken over by scammers. Shame, I enjoyed keeping up with you guys
Harrell Guidry
USA - Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 17:57:22 (MST)
All Kokomo Campers I am working on our sites so will have some new answers soon but wanted to write and say we are heading to "Stickmans" today. Will try to see if Frenchie is home too while up there. Will be making more calls soon plus is anyone renting golf carts there?
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 09:41:10 (MST)
All Kokomo Campers I am working on our sites so will have some new answers soon but wanted to write and say we are heading to "Stickmans" today. Will try to see if Frenchie is home too while up there. Will be making more calls soon plus is anyone renting golf carts there?
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 09:40:59 (MST)
Mark, we've lost control on our website..... Oakland boy and his 12 year old cousin in Indonesia has taken over our website. I pray that you are working on this major problem?
John Sartor
USA - Monday, January 12, 2015 at 06:44:18 (MST)
Dave it got down to 29 the other morning which I had hope it would kill those little flying bloodsuckers. Not so lucky as I got bit again yesterday. Also I did get to start a fire for two nights before turning the A/C back on. Just messing with you guys because I look back on living in Indiana wondering how we made it?
Ken Strong Jr 72-73
Candler, FL USA - Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 09:43:07 (MST)
Will be glad to see warmer temps. The old bones stiffen up too much in this weather. Talked to Paul and mentioned about having a memorial service for Jack at Kokomo which I agreed. Maybe to include all our 129th Brothers we lost in the last few years. Also, want to get as many of the 65-66 129th for a 50th reunion also. Just a few things for us to think about. Always A Brother!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville, TN USA - Friday, January 09, 2015 at 09:11:36 (MST)
Ken, define "winter", ;)! We've got the January "thaw" going on right now, and actually got above 30 yesterday.
Dave
USA - Friday, January 09, 2015 at 07:19:34 (MST)
Paul: 414-988-6225. Good luck catching me. Glad she got the flowers/plant. L-G
gently
USA - Friday, January 09, 2015 at 00:10:18 (MST)
SLOW HAND SALUTE IN HONOR OF 1ST. LT. EDWIN S. BRAGUE JR. PILOT 129TH.AHC. KILLED IN ACTION 1-7-67 SOUTH VIETNAM. SUBMITTED BY HIS FIRST COUSIN, GY./SGT. FOSTER W.BRAGUE USMC VIETNAM VETERAN 1966-69.GOD BLESS AND MAY ALL OUR VIETNAM BROTHERS REST IN PEACE.
FOSTER W. BRAGUE
PLAINS,, PA. USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at 22:22:27 (MST)
I'm working on it Cue..................
Mark
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at 07:11:41 (MST)
re you ever going to be able to get rid of that jerk and his ads?
Harrell Guidry (cue)
Groves, Tx USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at 05:50:33 (MST)
Gently...I talked with Betty last night and she received the flowers. She is very appreciative of the thoughts and flowers from the 129th family....RIP...Newt....Gently, please email me your phone #....Paul
Paul Boggs <paboggs7@comcast.net>
USA - Monday, January 05, 2015 at 04:24:15 (MST)
I got to Lane just before the New Year. I didn't celebrate the new '[cause me & Sp/5 Joe Flores had been in transit under two weeks- we're were Laid over in Camh Ranh Bay & close to a week in Tuy Hoa. Anyway new years eve at lane, their was some "Celebrating" going on-people were firing their weapons,a lot for drinking etc.The following day when the troops started getting up, their were a lot of "hungover/sick faces" around the 129th company area.Their were some sick troops-like Zombies-remember.You know who you were. I just hope you did better this new year. P>S. i don't recall seeing that many officer/pilots of NCO's around either.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 09:57:44 (MST)
the yahoo page link.. no password needed. just like Dons page. He is standing next to Bill Wolf and directly behind Alex. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/129thahc/info?yguid=254837105
alvis
USA - Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 02:12:32 (MST)

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