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Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 22:56:27 (EST)
Everybody must be asleep..........
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:21:20 (EST)
Anyone remember the name of a new pilot that was shot in the hand on his first CA in early 1970? He had it testing on his chicke plate when a round came through the front and through his hand but plate saved him. Got sent out with the million dollar wound
Steve Young <Kiowa1@gmail.com>
Plymouth , MN USA - Monday, December 03, 2018 at 11:48:38 (EST)
Take care of yourself Fred. Have they found a reason why? ......
Mark
USA - Monday, December 03, 2018 at 07:04:09 (EST)
rip to those that that have passed. In the last month I have been admitted twice to the VA hosp, for heart failure. 5 days the first time, four the second time. as long as I leave there without a toe tag, its a good day.
alvis
USA - Monday, December 03, 2018 at 06:45:36 (EST)
Sorry to hear of your loss Dave. Never know, Gary may show up again some day.......... 257 turning inbound to the beacon and climbing to 6000ft.........
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 23:13:22 (EST)
Slow hand salute for George and Travis, RIP brothers.
Jerry
Pa - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 19:50:09 (EST)
I lost a high school buddy, Travis Wilkins on October 25th to severe COPD/heart failure (I suspect). He visited me a couple different times at Lane AHP while he served as a chopper mechanic with B/5th Transportation Battalion, 101st Airborne in Phu Bai. We joined the Army together. RIP, Travis...
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 17:13:33 (EST)
Hi Mark, it has been a long time since I spoke with Gary. I wouldn't hazard a guess as to how long. Last I heard, he was living in Michigan and working on a family cabin there somewhere. Not sure why he isn't visiting here anymore. I think he was a first platoon pilot flying slicks, but then went over to guns.
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 17:08:19 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute for George Clark.
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 17:42:41 (EST)
SLOW HAND SALUTE RENDERED FOR GEORGE CLARK .......Dave Powers, so you have talked to Gary "Baron" Carlson recently? I met him way back in the late 90's. Came to Coldwater prior to the VHCMA gathering in INDY. Never heard from him again..... hope he is doin well. Very nice guy..... ehhhh..... the rest of ya.......welllllllllllll....just kidding guys I love ya all
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:47:06 (EST)
Slow hand salute for George Clark. RIP my Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 14:20:17 (EST)
George Clark Died today Slow hand
Tommie j
USA - Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 09:28:00 (EST)
Hey Flight, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Jim Crigler, I think that must be Joseph Todd. He was with I think 1st platoon when I first got there in February 1971. If 526 was the bird that had a tailboom issue, or some sort of hard landing, it may be the same incident Gary "Baron" Carlson told me about a few years ago. Seems he mentioned Joe Todd as a crew member. Gary lives around Detroit, I think.
Dave Powers
USA - Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 15:52:58 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving ! I will be adding the 129th Brothers & Sisters to our dinner prayer. May we all be blessed. Mark, it was nice of you with the prayer bracelet at Kokomo. Clear Left my Brothers & Sisters.
Rev John C Sartor Sr
USA - Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 09:33:40 (EST)
Max, Good to see you post. Don’t stay away so long next time.;-)….I am Mark Jackson, the curator of the web site. I personally can not make changes but I have some Geeks hired that do all that stuff for you guys. If you would send them on to me in a reply here I will make sure that changes and additions are made. Other wise I can be reached at, Mark Jackson 5029 ST. ANTHONY RD. CELINA,OHIO 45822 HOME; 419-678-4697 CELL; 419-733-3154 EMAIL; fourfour44@msn.com Take care brother and have a great thanksgiving , always a brother, Mark
Mark
USA - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 20:38:05 (EST)
Hello flight, It's been literally years since I've logged on. Can someone please contact me with the correct email address for whomever is managing the website? I tried Mark@129th.net, but my emails keep bouncing back. I'd like to update my old email address on the Roster, and upload an updated copy of the story I published about The Death Of 868. Is there anyone here who was at DBT in '66 when the ROKs scared us half to death when they opened up on the perimeter to celebrate something (I think it was the 4th of July)? At any rate, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Clear right.... Max
Max Whittington <katzdad@Comcast.net>
Beaverton, Oregon United States - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 20:20:58 (EST)
As stated Fred, What wonderful idea and is great to see in here that all we have to do is ask a question and more than likely one of us has the answer. That my friends, is brotherhood, is awesome to see that amongst you all. I will be tomorrow and everyday giving thanks for your friendships. Go ahead and stuff yourselves. A day does not go by where I don't think of you guys. Was told earlier today from a local guy in a local store that he thinks of Larry often, which in turn makes me think of all of you, which makes me think of Larry, which makes me think of you, which makes me think of Larry and on and on and on and on.......................................... I Love you all...........................
Mark
USA - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 16:05:24 (EST)
Guys. Just wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. Be safe out there.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 13:04:10 (EST)
Alex, on the list of ships you c/n and a number. What is that? Thanks Bill
Bill Wolf
USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:50:12 (EST)
Jim, I think the Tail number should be 68-16526. I looked that up on the chopper list and found E4 Todd JP as either gunner or crew chief on the last accident listed while in the 129th
Rainer Bauer
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 19:19:39 (EST)
LIZ, Caleb and I would like to wish our 129th Families a safe Thanksgiving. Fred, you have a heart if Gold. Susan had drawn some beautiful drawings. Remember here bring some to the 129th/VHCMA Reunions. A month a go found reunion pictures which was in Atlanta. One picture was Shadow, Smitty, me and my son. And, you and Susan in San Antonio. Fred glad to see you posting again. Next reunion is Augusta,Ga. I hope we can get a large group of Our 129th Family. We have lost quite a few this past year, Some I Served with in Vietnam and others from our reunions. Thanksgiving 1965 we were enroute to Vietnam according to the date on my orders. Flying C-130 from Alabama to Vietnam. Jim good seeing you post. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 09:03:00 (EST)
Gary, good to see you man, missed you. Ypu still have the same E mail addy?
alvis
USA - Friday, November 16, 2018 at 22:34:01 (EST)
Fred, I send them Christmas cards every year so I'm sure they are still there take care all...........Snoopy
Gary woodward
Eads, Tn USA - Friday, November 16, 2018 at 14:56:45 (EST)
I went on line, found a phone number (not hers but a friends), called it, she still lives in the same place, will mail the portrait next week it next week,
alvis
USA - Friday, November 16, 2018 at 00:34:00 (EST)
Hi Flight, Can anyone tell me who the Crew Chiefs were for Huey 68-016526? I will be visiting the new owner and want to give him some history. Jim cell 507-312-0260
Jim Crigler <jimc@mrwinona.com>
Winona , mN USA - Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 09:46:58 (EST)
thanks gale, you have my gratitude. The very best of holidays wishes to you as well as the rest of the rascals in here. Your all good guys.
alvis
USA - Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 06:35:51 (EST)
Alvis, This is the address in my file when Jim passed... Jim Westwang......869 Airport Rd.....Sheridan, Wy 82801
Gale Beard 67-68 <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 23:04:08 (EST)
Fred that is a wonderful idea. I am sure either one would live to have it.
Jerry
Pa - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 21:40:27 (EST)
As many of you know, Susan was an artist, dealing most with Water color and sometimes oils. She was wonderful with pencil. We had talked a few times about her portrait work and she should pick it up again to get a break from her sculpture work which she had really gotten into. My worries were burn out, She agreed to pick up the pencil for awhile. We talked about different subject matters and I mentioned portraits, which are a bit more involved than just a car, house, whatever. Susan and Smitty (Jin Westwang) had really hit it off and he loved making Susan laugh and trying to copy the OZ accent, which would crack Susan up. Smitty and I flew slot together when I was still flying gunner, almost every mission found us on the same bird. I talked Susan into doing his portrait, not telling anyone, then surprising him at a reunion. I dont know who died first, She or Jim. I was going thru some of her work here in her art room and came across his portrait. With the exception of some shadeing, its maybe a bit more than3/4 to 7/8 done. Anyone that knew Jim, would instantly know its him, its that finished. Its a darn good portrait, as good as any you will ever see,. I got to thinking and wondering if Jim's wife continues to live and the same for his daughter. I know his son died.So I kinda want to throw this out there for a bit of guidance,. A. anyone know if his wife is still alive AND her addy, postal or electronic. The same for his daughter. Were getting into that "season" and I have thoughts of mailing it to one of the ladies. Which one? I perfer his wife but would be happy with the daughter too. Anyone have an addy for either? I think it would be a great present during this time of the year. I think Susan would like that as it was ment for him but she just got to sick to finish the projects she was working on. I have been saving all of her work but I think its time to let this one go to someome who would love to have it. Thoughts?
alvis
USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 21:17:45 (EST)
Fred appreciate the offer but, I can’t ride so I drive my expedition. It’s safer for me and everyone else. I hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving coming up. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 01:01:59 (EST)
Bernie,cell phone "died". I "can't" retrieve "ANY" of my contacts phone numbers. Call me on my Land line so you can give me your phone #.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:15:40 (EST)
https://www.facebook.com/tony.holden.106/videos/329928547561999/UzpfSTEwMDAwNTE2NjI0ODU5MzoxMDI4MTU5MjQwNjk5NjA4/
alvis..
USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 07:50:08 (EST)
Alex, you wanna do those escorts on a Harley, I have an 03 fully customized one for sale. Its clod here so time to sale..i cant ride it anyway, less than 100 miles put on it since I bought it' . I paid 6, throw me an offer.
alvis <ghoastrider1@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 07:02:28 (EST)
Good news Don!!! You need to email me your phone number. I been doing Veteran Funerals as part of the Patriot Guard Riders. 2 Vietnam Veterans today. One tomorrow. Last week the remains of a WII Veteran shot down. February 14th 1945. On November 5th the adoption of our nephew Caleb was final. He is officially a part of the Family. Caleb will be 10 next month. He has been with us for the last 51/2 years. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Friday, November 09, 2018 at 21:10:55 (EST)
I got some great news this month.. I received my award letter a few days ago .... I was upgraded to 100% .... so don't give up .... it may take a while but it does happen. take care everyone, Don
Don Miller <HOGLEG244@YAHOO.COM>
ARIZONA CITY, AZ USA - Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 22:53:19 (EST)
Pikes Peak National Cemetery is a new 374-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 95,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members in perpetuity. Address: 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925 Phone: (719) 216-1025
Bill and Kat Wolf
USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 11:58:51 (EST)
Pikes Peak National Cemetery is a new 374-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 95,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members in perpetuity. Address: 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925 Phone: (719) 216-1025
Bill and Kat Wolf
USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 11:58:50 (EST)
Saturday November 3rd our Brother Kally Bergstrom was laid to rest. Kal like all our 129th Brothers will not be forgotten. Here in Memphis TN on Saturday evening November 3rd myself and many Vietnam Vets and Patriot Riders excorted the remains of a WII 2LT whom was shot down on February 14th 1945. 73 years later after DNA match brought him home to for a Military Funeral on November 5th at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Flag line was Vietnam Veterans. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Monday, November 05, 2018 at 20:36:23 (EST)
Bill, would that be real close to Carson, and those small towns there?
alvis
USA - Sunday, November 04, 2018 at 10:56:01 (EST)
FYI Brothers, a brand new National Cemetery opened here in the Springs!!! Can handle over 95,000. https://www.cem.va.gov/docs/FactSheets/Pikes_Peak.pdf cemetery in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 95,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members. This will be the third national cemetery in Colorado. National Cemetery in Las Animas. First Burials Take Place At New National Cemetery In Colorado Springs https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/11/.../pikes-peak-national-cemetery-colorado-spring...
Bill and Kat Wolf <wolfcms@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, co USA - Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 12:21:38 (EDT)
Fred! Cool! And a big shout out to Larry W. for his honor of our dear Kal. Kal's service is tomorrow, please let us know if anyone attends. L-G
gently
USA - Friday, November 02, 2018 at 13:38:09 (EDT)
Hello Fred Alvis, good to see ya........
Mark
USA - Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 17:13:54 (EDT)
http://armyaircrews.com/images/footage/nam/68-15426.jpg
alvis
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 22:55:25 (EDT)
http://armyaircrews.com/images/footage/nam/68-15426.jpg
alvis
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 22:53:09 (EDT)
Alvis and Bruno good to see you both posting. Along with Mark. Gets a lonely around here at times. You all take care. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 17:37:38 (EDT)
Fred Alvis: thanks a lot buddy. I checked out the site. Strother & shaw are there. So is David Stamper' The '426" even has a Pic taken By Horst Fass.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 13:09:48 (EDT)
Smitty/ jim Westwang and I flew with Lurch many times. Still searching for Gabby, a pilot that flew under a bridge that we went supposed to. That aircraft was lost I believe xmas day of 71, but not sure of the date. I was on it, Gabby was the pilot and Dennis Faucher, was the peter pilot.
alvis
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 01:48:42 (EDT)
http://armyaircrews.com/huey.html Listing of all Huey crashes/deaths by date. Stateside and everywhere else including Nam. .
alvis
USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 01:39:40 (EDT)
So sorry guys. I see I missed sending flowers for Lurch. RIP Hero soldier.
gently
USA - Monday, October 22, 2018 at 14:08:09 (EDT)
Glad to see the 129th leaving post on Kal’s Guest book on the funeral home website. Kal will not be Forgotten by his 129th Family. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 23:31:33 (EDT)
Thanks Gently!!! To many of our Brothers and Family of our Brothers have past on this year. I remember Kal at lane in 67/68. Then, in 2000 our paths crossed in Cold Water Ohio. And, also Rainer from my 65/66 tour. I found out don’t share a room with Kal. He booked a room for a mini at Marks. He wanted to share a room. The room was so small that you had to turn sideways to get into the bathroom.But, was always good seeing him and Shirley at the reunions or Kokomo. He will be missed but, not Forgotten.Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 22:09:08 (EDT)
Thanks Gently!
Jerry
Pa USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 17:20:10 (EDT)
Thanks Gently...................
Mark
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 17:19:32 (EDT)
Kally J. Bergstrom, 73, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Graveside, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Hickory Bluff Cemetery officiated by Pastor Tom Bird. Military Honors provided by North Berrien Military Rites Team.
gently
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 15:08:44 (EDT)
Flowers are ordered for Kal. It will be a gravesite military service so a spray to put on a stand was ordered. Sure will miss him. Always a good time with Ka., L-G
gently
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 15:07:10 (EDT)
Broken hearted....Kal. Always a trip. I'll take care of flowers. L-G
gently
USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 14:40:05 (EDT)
A slow hand salute for Kal may you rest in peace. Always a Brother-
John C Sartor
Olive Branch, MS USA - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 09:00:36 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to you Kal, Rest in peace brother!
Jerry
Pa - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 07:39:32 (EDT)
The funeral home has Kal’s obituary ready and guest book to write something. The funeral home info is in a previous post. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 22:17:24 (EDT)
Not good with phone yet worklng on it. Good bye kal
Tommie j
USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 19:34:49 (EDT)
Does someone have the url for Kal's family website?
Bill and Kat Wolf
USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:33:58 (EDT)
Starks Family Funeral Home 2650 Niles Rd. Saint Joseph Michigan 49085. Is handling the arrangements and obituary for Kal. You can go to their website and leave condolences for the Family. A military Funeral will be held on November 3 rd. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville, TN USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 13:11:12 (EDT)
Ohhh Kal.....we will miss you buddy. R.I.P. Always a brother............
Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 09:01:31 (EDT)
morning flight, and a sad morning it is to read about the passing of kal. slow hand salute to you kal. you'll always be remembered. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:28:57 (EDT)
morning flight, and a sad morning it is to read about the passing of kal. slow hand salute to you kal. you'll always be remembered. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:28:05 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to you Kal ... you will be missed greatly. Mark please post funeral information as i would like to attend if at all possible. Don
DONALD MILLER <HOGLEG244@YAHOO.COM>
ARIZONA CITY, AZ USA - Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 21:46:10 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Kal. We roomed tighter at serval reunions.
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 18:48:01 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Kal. Served with Kal in 1967-1968 with the 129th. He won’t be Forgotten!!! Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:47:12 (EDT)
Mark, Do you have or can get any info on Kals Funeral, I would like to attend Rainer
Rainer Bauer <bauerrv1@gmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:27:48 (EDT)
Just git word that Kal Bergstrom passed away thus morning. SLOW HAND SALUTE RENDERED.................
Mark
USA - Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:08:27 (EDT)
I have searched high and low here and came up with nothing. I do have some of the stuff that you guys loaned to me to have on display at my old bar. That stuff is in a military museum in Portland In. If you give me a description of the map I will call or go over there and look for it...
trina kaye <trinakaye3@gmail.com>
jamaica, NY United States - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 13:00:29 (EDT)
Ken, need your new addy. L-G
gently
USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:38:52 (EDT)
To our Brothers in Florida, our prayers are with you. Be as safe as you can!
Bill and Kat Wolf
Colorado Springs, co USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 11:39:08 (EDT)
Roger:: was first diagnosed about 5 years ago. Dr. keeps me on carbidopa-levodopa four times a day. To be honest, I don't think it makes a difference.
Bill Wolf
USA - Sunday, October 07, 2018 at 12:39:14 (EDT)
thanks guys I appreciate you prays Bill how long have you been fighting Parkinson's
Roger D Strong <shotstr825@yahoo.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 13:53:40 (EDT)
thanks guys I appreciate you prays Bill how long have you been fighting Parkinson's
Roger D Strong <shotstr825@yahoo.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 13:51:46 (EDT)
ROGER: We'll be fighting the Parkinson's together brother.
Bill Wolf
Colorado Springs, co USA - Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 12:35:35 (EDT)
Tommy, it has been a pleasure to serve you, glad you got it. ....... Roger Strong, sorry to hear about this. Will pray for you. Hang tuff brother...............
Mark
USA - Friday, October 05, 2018 at 21:28:21 (EDT)
I'm not been around for awhile. About 10 years ago i had prostate cancer. well my PSA level started climbing, after some test yesterday It has come back. So i now have two mountains in front of me Parkinson's and now cancer again....sometimes I feel like Job in the Bible ha ha. The good news is I'm ready to fight. I'm gonna get some new mountain climbing boots
Roger D Strong <shotstr825@yahoo.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, October 05, 2018 at 16:49:28 (EDT)
You. The man mark got it Many mahalos
Tommie j
USA - Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 22:56:53 (EDT)
You. The man mark got it Many mahalos
Tommie j
USA - Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 22:22:40 (EDT)
Sorry to miss Kokomo the Class of 65 had Dedication Event st the Ohio Veterans Memorial in Clinton Ohio. On my up stopped in Hendersonville TN. and met with Gerald Morgan of the 129th 65/66. Then stopped in Greenfield Indiana and spent the night with Rainer and Dee Bauer. But, except for all the road construction in Kentucky,Indiana and Ohio. Hope to see everyone in the future. Next year the VHCMA Reunion is in Augusta Ga. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 10:52:19 (EDT)
Tommy J. I found the flag. Was layin in bed tonight and the picture of where I put it popped into my head. 😀
Mark
USA - Monday, October 01, 2018 at 23:20:50 (EDT)
Ohhhhhhhhhhh Brenda.......that's some good "Apple Pie."
Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Friday, September 28, 2018 at 15:06:40 (EDT)
T.J., you sure you done have that flag at home? I seem to recall you asking me anout it at Kokomo one year and I gave it back to you then. Couple of years ago.
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:06:08 (EDT)
T.J. Piazza, need to talk to you about the flag. I have searched high and low here and came up with nothing. I do have some of the stuff that you guys loaned to me to have on display at my old bar. That stuff is in a military museum in Portland In. If you give me a description of the map I will call or go over there and look for it........ .
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:58:02 (EDT)
Bone biop went well. No problem there. Doc says pain is from blood getting into leg and not getting out - veins are screwed up. All else is well here. Summer came back after a little rain. Good to see my brothers at Kokomo. Wished I didn't live so far away.
Wrong Way Wes <bullet2013@outlook.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 15:49:44 (EDT)
Gale, wish I could have been there but they changed meds on me and I had a negative reaction to it. Wont let them do that to me next year! Weather looked to have been good so I hope all my brothers that made it had a great time!
Jerry H
Pa - Friday, September 21, 2018 at 09:46:05 (EDT)
Tommy Jo....address 5029 St. Anthony Rd Celina Ohio 45822. Cell phone 419-733-3164. Did you get your flag??.........
Mark Jackson <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 19:41:43 (EDT)
Jerry Heckathorn....what happened to you. You weren't at Kokomo...I hope all is well.
Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 14:04:15 (EDT)
mark Jackson I need your phone number or address
tommie jo
USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 19:01:39 (EDT)
Hi flight, I am blessed, with 20 inches of rain, power off for 110 hours and creek flood stopped with 50 ft of my hog houses an most important my family and friends are ok. Now waiting for river to crest at 25 ft. Clear Right and take care. J.W.
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 20:25:17 (EDT)
It was nice visiting with you John............always a brother!
Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 09:12:00 (EDT)
I got home 12:30am Sunday. I had the best time of my life at Kokomo. I want to say thanks to all of you that showed up. I'm making plans for next year.
John C Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 08:21:50 (EDT)
#261 now has door guns :)
RickG.
USA - Monday, September 17, 2018 at 16:46:41 (EDT)
Made it home ok from Kokomo More info on Kokomo later. Paul
Paul Boggs
USA - Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 19:02:20 (EDT)
Dennis sorry to miss your call. I was on my to Ohio. You have given us the best news that we have heard in sometime. We pray for a speedy recovery. And, hope everyone whom made Kokomo is having a great time. Thought someone would have posted who made it there besides Wink. Always A Brother !!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 06:16:56 (EDT)
Update on Gary Mounts bird, #261. Brian at NWH says it's no longer for sale & he's keeping it as part of his private collection. He says he will add the bulldog to the nose when someone produces a pic showing #261 with nose art. There's got to be a pic somewhere..
RickG
USA - Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 21:12:47 (EDT)
Dennis: Great news! Will continue to prayer for your recovery!
Bill and Kat Wolf
USA - Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 14:49:24 (EDT)
Hey guys this is DENNIS from Florida so following question is, what does removal of the bladder, prostate, lymph nodes, and seminal vessels equal. Wait for it come on out just wait for it, I HAVE BEEN DECLARED CANCER FREE by my Urologist. So I think 11 hours of robotic surgery was worth was really worth it. Yep, and I get to go home tomorrow and start four weeks of recovery to get back to normal. Talk to you all later have fun at Kokomo, Dennis Class of 72
DENNIS P FUERSTENAU
FWB, FL USA - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 18:48:30 (EDT)
Hope my brothers out there in the hurricane area are safe and our prayers are with you.
Bill and Kat Wolf
co USA - Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:54:03 (EDT)
Bill Shilleto & Donnie Purvis ; are you guys going to be OK with the hurricane going your way?????? Be safe guys
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:55:24 (EDT)
Bill we are on our way. Should be there Tuesday at the latest.
Larry A. Davis
USA - Sunday, September 09, 2018 at 08:03:27 (EDT)
Thanks Gale for the weather report for Kokomo. Will I see you there?
John C Sartor
USA - Friday, September 07, 2018 at 23:24:07 (EDT)
wow, lost another one, dam...............................SLOW HAND SALUTE RENDERED...........
mark
USA - Friday, September 07, 2018 at 21:17:53 (EDT)
Kokomo Indiana forcast............ Mo 9/10 Mostly cloudy 72°/56° 0% 22% 2 out of 10 NW 7mph Tu 9/11 Some sun; pleasant 78°/57° 0% 18% 5 out of 10 NNE 6mph We 9/12 Partial sunshine; humid 82°/59° 0% 20% 3 out of 10 ESE 4mph Th 9/13 Humid; cloudy, then some sun 80°/62° 0% 25% 2 out of 10 ENE 6mph Fr 9/14 A couple of showers possible 81°/63° 0% 30% 4 out of 10 ENE 5mph Sa 9/15 Cloudy; very warm and humid 86°/58° 0% 25% 2 out of 10 SSW 5mph
Gale Beard <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 08:57:37 (EDT)
Slow hand salutes for Charlie, JC and Keith! I plan to make it to Kokomo.
Jerry H
Pa - Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 21:43:42 (EDT)
A slow hand salute for Keith. May he rest in peace. Always a Brother
John C Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 08:45:40 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for Our 129th Brother Lurch. Won’t be At Kokomo this year. Heading home to Barberton Ohio on September 15th will be at the Ohio Veterans Memorial in Clinton Ohio. Will pay respects to our 129th Brothers whim were KIA’s from Ohio. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 17:58:08 (EDT)
Yes Brenda, I 'm not driving I would love some apple pie!! Are you up for a card game?
Bill Whelan
USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 13:09:17 (EDT)
Yes Brenda, I "m not driving anywhere, I would love some apple pie!!!!! Are you up for a card game?
Bill Whelan
USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 13:06:11 (EDT)
Slow hand salute for Lurch...........I stopped at the address I had for him a few years back and no body answered. I left a note and never heard anything. I didn't know him, but, Mark had mentioned him.
Gale <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 09:32:10 (EDT)
Our good friend and brother Keith 'Lurch' Weisheit passed away on Saturday. My heart is heavy and I feel for his family. You can contact: Colvin Funeral Home Inc 425 N Main St Princeton, IN 47670 (812) 385-5221 for further information.
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 09:12:01 (EDT)
Cinnamon on the Apple Pie.Man O Man
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, September 03, 2018 at 11:40:52 (EDT)
We haven't had pie since Paul Brown's wife Ida brought some. Brenda.....you better cut that pie in little pieces for everyone to get some! lol
Gale Beard 67-68
USA - Sunday, September 02, 2018 at 17:43:55 (EDT)
Did someone say "PIE". I love pie. clear left. Always a Brother.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, August 31, 2018 at 23:46:02 (EDT)
I want a piece of pie!!!!
Mark <fourfour44@msn.com>
Celina, OH United States - Friday, August 31, 2018 at 14:11:58 (EDT)
"What A Treat" Somebody needs to bring the ice cream :-}}}}}}}}
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:34:24 (EDT)
Rick and Bill I am bringing apple pie do you want some.
Brenda Davis <fatnsassy119@yahoo com>
Houston Missouri, USA USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 16:05:20 (EDT)
To Bill and Rick Brenda is making apple pie wants to know how many you would like.
Larry A. Davis
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 15:42:08 (EDT)
To Bill and Rick Brenda is making apple pie wants to know how many you would like.
Larry A. Davis
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 15:41:23 (EDT)
arms around you Dennis. L-G
gently
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:18:45 (EDT)
With the storm in Hawaii has anybody heard from Greg ( Animal ) Henkle?
Mark
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 09:07:47 (EDT)
Dennis, get well friend. Still have your card. Any help you need please call. I plan to make kokomo but as an old fart and being the rescuer for my daughters and granddaughters things could change. I just don't seem to bounce back from things like I used to. Love you all. Wrong Way
wrong way wes <bullet2013@outlook.com>
clatskanie, OR USA - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 21:35:28 (EDT)
The Lane AHP group on FaceBook reached 500 members this morning. Latest member is the grandson of 129th door gunner *JC* James Ellis. JC passed yesterday, August 23rd. His grandson is looking for anyone who remembers him. I don't have any info regarding when he was over there.
RickG.
USA - Friday, August 24, 2018 at 14:17:31 (EDT)
Dennis, I will keep you in my prayers. May God bless. Always a Brother, clear left.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10:17:21 (EDT)
hang in there dennis, my prayer are with you. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Friday, August 24, 2018 at 09:33:51 (EDT)
Dennis you are in our prayers. You have the right attitude to make it through this. We here for you. You have a 129th Family in your corner. Won’t be making Kokomo this year. Heading home to Barberton Ohio to see Family and to attend a ceremony at the Ohio Veterans Memorial in Clinton Ohio on Saturday September 15th. Will miss you all. Always A Brother!!!
Alex <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Friday, August 24, 2018 at 09:08:15 (EDT)
Once again I will have to for go Kokomo. My Bladder Cancer has tried to to get the best of me, but I refuse to let it totally get me down. Turns out my old worn out body cannot had the Chemo, so the Oncologist had to keep either changing or reducing the amount of poison(Chemo)in the IV. Last Friday had appointment with my new Urologist. She took a look with scope and what she saw wasn't pretty. The chemo had zero effect on the exsisting tumors and another one had started to form. The decision was made to stop Chemo(YAY), and go forward with the Bladder Removal surgery. So now I am getting surgical clearance from my other doctors and will go under the knife right after Labor day. Thru all of this I am still keeping a positive attitude and outlook. I am glad that my insurance Medicare/Tricare4Life covers all of my medicare needs. Th VA wanted to get involved, but I told them not to bother, If they can't allow Bladder Cancer to the Agent Orange register there was no reason for the to get involved. So as the cowboy said as he passed each floor after he fell off the top of the Hotel . "I still OK" Thanks for listening Dennis Class of 72
Dennis Fuerstenau <d1st2no(@)live.com>
Fort Walton Beach, Florida United States - Friday, August 24, 2018 at 08:06:56 (EDT)
I'm planning on being at Kokomo
Gale <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 22:20:18 (EDT)
ill be there also wink
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 13:26:50 (EDT)
Rick England and I will be at Kokomo.
Bill Whelan
USA - Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 12:48:07 (EDT)
I'll be at Kokomo this year.
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 00:02:19 (EDT)
50 years ago today, Snyder and I left from DaNang headed for home. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Kokomo. Clear left,Lee
lee wood
USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 21:46:25 (EDT)
50 years ago today Snyder and I left from Da Nang headed fir home. Looking forward to Kokomo. See you guys there. Clear left, Lee
lee wood
USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 21:38:12 (EDT)
I plan to be there.
Theodore <tedbuisker@gmail.com>
Davis, IL United States - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11:28:01 (EDT)
Paul Boggs will be at Kokomo
Paul Boggs
USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:44:37 (EDT)
Who all is planning on attending Kokomo this September? I'll be there. let's see some hands.
Mark
USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:09:48 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to CHARLIE. You won’t be Forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 17:31:36 (EDT)
morning flight, anyone remember bob poje out there. well i found him through face book and living here in florida on the east coast. i spoke to him last month he is doing well. here's his cell # 561-262-6986 for anyone wants to call him. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:24:30 (EDT)
CLEAR LEFT, CLEAR RIGHT CHARLIE.
Mark
USA - Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:32:06 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to Charlie.. Always a brother.
John Sartor
USA - Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 22:49:49 (EDT)
Good evening, Flight. I learned a couple of days ago that we lost another 129'er. Charlie Huggett, pilot of 1st Platoon passed away on March 12, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Sorry also of Lou's passing.
Dave Powers
USA - Friday, August 10, 2018 at 23:03:38 (EDT)
Bill Whelan, Well I'll be a suck egg mule. It's a small world. At first I lived on Reta St. - Its a side street. It runs parallel to Halsted. Its only one block long;between Addison & Cornelia. After Viet Nam I lived on Grace. Over by Addison & Ashland. That was a real nice neighborhood. There was a neighborhood tavern one block away "Old Style" time. I see the news about all the shootings in Chi Town. I still have my youngest brother in Chi-Town. he says the same thing about the shootings.The shootings appear to be on the "West Side" & the South side.Bill, where did you live? WE might have passed each other on the street..........
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 10:58:03 (EDT)
thanks alex
wink
USA - Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 10:40:24 (EDT)
Wink no decision yet for the VHCMA Reunion. Just it’s going to be some where on the East coast from Florida to Maine.
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 19:52:24 (EDT)
I received the campsite receipt today. Rick England and I will be there Tuesday. Bruno Sanchez, You lived about 5 blocks from me in Chicago. I lived by Wrigley also. If you go into the city now you need a flackvest.
Bill Whelan <bwhelan277@gmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 12:26:16 (EDT)
morning flight, hey has anyone gotten the vhcm news letter yet. i haven't gotten mine yet an wondering were the next reunion is going to be held. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 10:49:32 (EDT)
Alex, your Grandfather was a wise man. Wrong way, Hoping to see you this September in Kokomo. May God Bless us all. Always a Brother.
John Sartor
USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 10:22:36 (EDT)
Thanks Wrongway We have lost quite a few of our 129th Family this year. Which includes Family members. When I was a young child my grandfather told us kids that God had given us life. But, he is loaning us this life and when he decides it time for us to come home we will once again be with him for eternity. Our love ones are in a better place. Their lost to us is painful but, we will always have our memories and they all are waiting on us. Wrongway was good seeing you and the rest of our 129th Family in Reno. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 09:05:05 (EDT)
Just wanted to say I love all of you no matter what. Some I know that pass, some I don't know but it still hurts the same. Life does not suck, it is just some of the things that we get pushed into without our control that eats us. I have made friends with my demons and they no longer appear dark. I don't fight them anymore, I have accepted what happened to me and now my demons almost seem like friends. And my worst demon was me. Again all my love.
wrong way wes <bullet2013@outlook.com>
clatskanie, or USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at 02:08:38 (EDT)
The Queensland Air Museum in Australia recently acquired the cabin section of UH-1B (msn 1049) formerly 64-13925. Does anyone have any photos of this Huey in service? Anything much appreciated.
Ron Cuskelly <vice-president@qam.com.au>
Caloundra, QLD Australia - Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 22:03:34 (EDT)
I thank you all for the respect that you pay to my dad. Thanks too for remembering us at the reunion. Jeff, thanks for keeping my dad safe while piloting that aircraft. He loved being on the Huey, and the pride and ownership of the Snowsnake made him a super hero to me. Some of his stories from Viet Nam will live in my memory and I share them with my firends, especially since our Air Force stories are not as cool. I will check in on the sight from time to time and please keep my e-mail address and reach out to me any time, if I can be of any help I will be there. I will be going thru some more of my dad's things, I know he had a secret stash of pictures he kept tucked away from his time at Lane. Once I find them, I will make sure they get posted. I mentioned to Mark, my mom is keeping things at a minimum as far as services, she asks for no flowers or cards. As I mentioned to some of my other friends, they have known each other since before they were 16. They reconnected after he returned home from Viet Nam. 39 years of marriage and 50 years of knowing each other, my mother has never been apart from him, I don't think the reality has set in yet. Thankfully, the VA has been more than nice to her and even quite accommodating and dad made sure she will be well taken care of. That was my dad, he always made sure we were all ok, before himself. This new generation has no idea. God Bless you all as I consider you friends and I look forward to seeing you all there at the LZ on Fiddler's Green. Tom
Thomas Ragonese <tragonese@verizon.net>
Dover, Delaware USA - Friday, August 03, 2018 at 23:28:00 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute. Fond memories of Lou when he was crewing and I was driving 740. Rest In Peace my friend. Snowsnake 9.
Jeff Sauers
USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at 16:16:04 (EDT)
Tom, I am sorry for loss of your Dad. I think it was at first DC reunion that I met Lou and you.
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at 08:48:32 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for Lou.
John Sartor
Olive Branch, MS USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 14:23:06 (EDT)
I remember meeting Lou.........Slow hand salute brother!
Gale Beard 67-68 <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:33:31 (EDT)
morning flight, I shed tears each time I read the passing of one of our brothers.if it where in my powers this would not happen but its not. its in the hands of the lord an rightly so. we are all coming to the end of our road, whether today ,tomorrow or in the next 20 years, it will all come to pass an our brothers who passed before use will be there at feddlers green to meet us and welcome us home. rest in peace lou. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:26:06 (EDT)
Tom I recall meeting you and you dad at that reunion. It was and always is a Honor to shake the hand and Welcome Home a 129th brother. I am sorry to here about the loss of your father. Truly a hero. God Bless your family....SLOW HAND SALUTE rendered.
Mark
USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 09:49:59 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Lou. Just to many Brothers leaving for Fiddler’s Green. Rest In Peace. You won’t be Forgotten, Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 09:38:55 (EDT)
Back sometime in 2003 or 2004, I took to the internet to find anything I could in order to help my dad, Lou Ragonese connect missing pieces to his service in Viet Nam. The discovery of this site was profound for both he and I. As many of you have endured the lasting effects of Viet Nam, and although many of you survived the ordeal, you still carry the memories. My father, my hero, has died today in the hospital surrounded by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, and grand children. I thought you all should know. He and I attended a renunion back some years ago. Being amongst his 129th comrades helped him heal and he was very happy. Although nothing could stop the on slaught of leukemia, diabetes, the Parkinson’s, and ultimately the heart attack that caused his brain damage two days ago, very little else could stop him. He was the toughest man I have ever met. Good luck to you all, God bless you all and I love you dad.
Tom Ragonese <Copboss85@gmail.com>
Dover, De USA - Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:33:18 (EDT)
Back sometime in 2003 or 2004, I took to the internet to find anything I could in order to help my dad, Lou Ragonese connect missing pieces to his service in Viet Nam. The discovery of this site was profound for both he and I. As many of you have endured the lasting effects of Viet Nam, and although many of you survived the ordeal, you still carry the memories. My father, my hero, has died today in the hospital surrounded by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, and grand children. I thought you all should know. He and I attended a renunion back some years ago. Being amongst his 129th comrades helped him heal and he was very happy. Although nothing could stop the on slaught of leukemia, diabetes, the Parkinson’s, and ultimately the heart attack that caused his brain damage two days ago, very little else could stop him. He was the toughest man I have ever met. Good luck to you all, God bless you all and I love you dad.
Tom Ragonese <Copboss85@gmail.com>
Dover, De USA - Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:32:20 (EDT)
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Gale Beard 67-68 <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:59:32 (EDT)
Gently and anyone of the 129th Family who would like to send a card to the Family of Raymond soothsayer Colles email or call cell number by my name. And I will give you the address. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, July 23, 2018 at 20:15:16 (EDT)
Just got the sad message about soothsayer. To late for flowers. Will make a financial donation of $100 if I can get an addy from someone to send it to. L-G
gently
USA - Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:10:28 (EDT)
First would like to thank Mark for the information of the funeral home that was handling Raymond Colles’s funeral. I left a message on his guest book. I don’t know why I hit directions to the funeral home. But, it was a 31/2 hour drive there. I got there a gave a Slow Hand Salute to Raymond from all his 129th Family. I met Raymond’s Family. If anyone wants to send a card to this Family email me and I will send the address. Raymond will be missed but, not Forgotten!!! Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Monday, July 23, 2018 at 05:02:12 (EDT)
191st AHC will be holding its biannual reunion in Clarksville Tn in September this year..
Harrell Guidry
Groves, Tx USA - Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 11:00:21 (EDT)
Judith, did you get my message?
Mark
USA - Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 22:40:09 (EDT)
Here us info on funeral for Raymond Sir Soothsayer Colles Chandler Funeral Home 8901 Hwy 18 Vernon, AL 35593 205-695-7628 Funeral at 2:00 pm Sunday the 22nd of July. visitation from 1-2.
Mark
USA - Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 21:29:53 (EDT)
morning flight, I flew may times with Raymond during my tour in viet nam. good pilot an friend. sad to read of his passing rest in peace brother. keep them flying up there. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lk wales, fl USA - Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:51:15 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to our Brother Raymond. Missed seeing him at the reunions. You won’t Be Forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 08:47:38 (EDT)
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jamaica, New York United States - Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 08:15:15 (EDT)
Slow hand salute for Sir Soothsayer. May he rest in peace.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 22:28:17 (EDT)
Judith, hete us a phone number to call for flowers to be sent for Raymond's viewing. 205-695-9611
Mark
USA - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 20:57:15 (EDT)
Sad,Sad news today. Got word today from his son-in-law that Raymond ( Sir Soothsayer ) Colles, 129th Cobra pilot has passed away and on a final approach to Fiddlers Green. SLOW HAND SALUTE SIR!..........to many, to fast..........Have I told you all that I loved you yet today?.....always a brother.................
Mark
USA - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 20:48:33 (EDT)
I received today (7/20/2018) the conformation on campsite 632 West from Howard Co. Vietnam Veterans Org.
Paul Boggs
Niles, MI USA - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 16:07:56 (EDT)
Ken, August 15th you should receive your site conformation for Kokomo.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 08:12:04 (EDT)
Arms around you Larry. Love-Gently
Gently
USA - Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 16:46:15 (EDT)
Ken, I haven't as yet (Space). As for my Life Time Membership, Yes.
John Sartor <johnsartor@yahoo.com>
Olive Branch, Mississippi United States - Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 08:17:15 (EDT)
Quick Kokomo question. My check cleared a couple months ago and was wondering has anyone gotten back their paperwork yet?
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 14:44:02 (EDT)
I lost GLENDA in 07 and still think about her i was a hard on her sorry to hear about your wife she in a better place than we are
Art
LaGrange, ga USA - Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:38:32 (EDT)
Robbie Robinson, Call me brother...........
Mark
USA - Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 18:13:41 (EDT)
I almost missed the Pilots Reunion in Atlanta but was able to drive up for lunch with Dennis Faucher, Forrest Price and one of the ones I had been wondering about for decades. 1LT Kenneth Paulson. Still trying to get all the memories back but enjoyed seeing them all.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Monday, July 09, 2018 at 19:12:26 (EDT)
Larry wanted to add how sorry I am to read about the loss of your wife. Wives are the ones who help keep us on track.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Monday, July 09, 2018 at 19:05:18 (EDT)
Larry, my sincere condolences. Best wishes to you.
Kal Bergstrom
MI USA - Monday, July 09, 2018 at 13:05:49 (EDT)
Larry, my sincere condolences. Best wishes to you.
Kal Bergstrom
MI USA - Monday, July 09, 2018 at 13:03:29 (EDT)
Larry, our prayers are with you in this painful time. God bless your wife and you.
Bill and Kat Wolf
USA - Monday, July 09, 2018 at 09:59:31 (EDT)
Larry, sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones.
Mark Jackson
Celina, OH United States - Sunday, July 08, 2018 at 20:40:52 (EDT)
Larry: sorry to hear of the loss of your wife
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Sunday, July 08, 2018 at 20:00:42 (EDT)
Larry: sorry to hear of the loss of your wife
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Sunday, July 08, 2018 at 20:00:26 (EDT)
Larry: sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. You and your Family our in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We’re here for you. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Sunday, July 08, 2018 at 10:02:09 (EDT)
Larry, I too am sorry for your loss. She is with God and may he bless you and be with you and your family. Your Brother always-
John C Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 19:04:35 (EDT)
Mr Larry Dryer, Sorry for your loss. My Condolences.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 14:25:59 (EDT)
I read posts everyday, but seldom make comments. Last ThursdayJuly 5th my beautiful loving wife went home to be with God. She was my rock, the glue that kept the family together.
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 06:34:50 (EDT)
I read posts everyday, but seldom make comments. Last ThursdayJuly 5th my beautiful loving wife went home to be with God. She was my rock, the glue that kept the family together.
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 06:19:45 (EDT)
HAPPY 4 to all of yous
Art
USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 15:29:29 (EDT)
Just wanted to take a moment to wish all my 129th Brothers a Happy 4th of July. The other night on the local news they had a piece about protecting your pets and Vets for the 4th. They had the fireworks here in Wildwood last night and Jan, the cat and I all set on the front porch watching. Really I think the cat enjoyed them the most.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 14:43:23 (EDT)
John, I lived in Chicago,Il; for about five years. At first i lived on a side street (Reta st.) by Halsted & Addison,I believe its called Wrigleyville. Is about four blks from Wrigley Field. I worked in Morton Grove il next to Des Plaines. Believe me I know why Chicago is called the "Windy City". thanks for the "come back. Later,Bulldog 426 out.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 11:22:38 (EDT)
Bruno, Bill Whelan was from the Chicago area, thus had "WINDY CITY" painted on his copter nose. Kenny Swanson is getting himself written up in his local newspaper, the Daily Astorian, in Oregon. Not sure when it will be published but good for him. Way to go Kenny!
john brennan <johnmailman2@yahoo.com>
Chico, California United States - Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 19:38:23 (EDT)
Wishing the 129th Family a safe July 4th. And, remember our Brothers we lost during our tours and the ones whom passed since our tours. Always A Brother!!!
Alex <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 09:19:09 (EDT)
James Michael Young, KIA 6-26-71. Rest in peace, Brother.
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 19:36:22 (EDT)
Anybody heard from Rick England lately? I'm surprised he wasnt in Reno. HEY RICK, you out there brother. always a brother,
Mark
USA - Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 06:43:49 (EDT)
Bruno don’t know what happened to Bernie. But, I guess something came up to where he couldn’t make it.
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 19:18:24 (EDT)
The "Windy City" slick. Was it named windy city because spomepone was from Chicvago,I;l thw windy city?????????
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 14:37:33 (EDT)
The "unknown door gunner" has been found! Kenny Swanson has come forward and identified himself as the fella in the photo on page 95 in my Vol 3 helicopter photo book. The photo was contributed by Bill Whelan of a slick named "WINDY CITY". I will be notifying my British publisher about adding this new info to any subsequent future editions. Your reaction in Reno upon seeing your image in my book was priceless. We've subsequently spoken on the phone since the VHCMA reunion also. Fate sometimes is a wonderous thing.Thank you Kenny, may your joy of discovery never leave your heart.
John Brennan <johnmailman2@yahoo.com>
Chico, California United States - Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 15:33:47 (EDT)
Mark good to see you post. You and a lot of our Brothers were missed. I looked back in time when we use to communicated on Bunker Hill. Yes many years have passed. Will have to stop by the next time I make back to Ohio. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 22:34:50 (EDT)
Thanks for the reunion roster Alex. Great ya all got together..........
Mark
USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 14:54:31 (EDT)
Following were at the 129th/VHCMA Reunion in Reno:Sparks Nevada. Larry Ruff, Dan Hertlein, Ed Zielinski, Rainer Bauer, Matt Casey, Dennis Fuerstenau, Wes Griffith, John Parker, Larry Kwiatkowski, Ken Swanson, Alex Fernwalt one other that I didn’t get his name. A total of 12 not counting wives and family members. Hope everyone has a good week. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 14:26:35 (EDT)
Back from Reno/Sparks. A good reunion with about 12 129th Brothers attending.will post roll call on next post. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 15:44:52 (EDT)
We head to Reno at 6:05 tomorrow morning with a stop in Phoenix. Rainer and Family got the Sunday. GLENN Pearmain had to cancel. He is having a complete shoulder replacement. Wishing him a speedy recovery. I look back at all the 129th reunions. Between the VHCMA and Kokomo and Marks house. I have had the opportunity to meet so many of my 129th Family. Now each reunion gets smaller and smaller. We always remember our KIA Brothers whom gave it all. And, now we’re remembering all have passed since coming home from Vietnam. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:22:08 (EDT)
Dennis do you have a ETA for Thursday. My cell is 901-487-0374 maybe you text me to let me know your there. Alex
Alex
Tn USA - Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 08:00:25 (EDT)
I had it turns out I will be able to visit with you guys at the reunion on Thursday for a while talk to you later bye,DENNIS,class of 72
DENNIS P FUERSTENAU
FL USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 14:13:36 (EDT)
As it turns out I am going to be flying out to California to see my daughter before I start any cancer treatment. Which means on Thursday I will make a quick trip over the mountain to Reno for a couple of hours I will meet up with anybody who’s there in the 129 room during nap. Talk to you later, DENNIS class of 72
DENNIS P FUERSTENAU
FWB, Fl USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 13:50:59 (EDT)
Hi to all my brothers out there as we are all getting older. First I got a new cell number which is 352 321 8592 and hoping we are all ready for Kokomo in Sept. I am still less than happy with the guys running it now and hoping they are better this year than last. I know my memory is slipping but like the forms they gave us for camping without their address on them. Sadly again this year we will be missing all the ones who used to be there and are no longer with us. So everyone have a good day and take care of yourselves. Love you all.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Monday, June 04, 2018 at 16:01:29 (EDT)
Dennis your health is the most important thing to us right now. The will always be a reunion somewhere. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Hope everyone else is doing good. Will fly out on next Wednesday for Reno. Will be good to see Rainer and GLENN and the other 129th Family. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, June 04, 2018 at 09:39:20 (EDT)
I'm sorry that I won't be able to make it to Reno, but seems like Cancer treatment trumps Reunion. So to everyone who does make it, enjoy and have fun. Dennis Class of 72
Dennis Fuerstenau <d1st2no(@)live.com>
Fort Walton Beach, Florida United States - Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 07:46:41 (EDT)
Remembering them all. L-G
gently
USA - Monday, May 28, 2018 at 13:56:25 (EDT)
good Morning Bite&Strikers. Remembering the Heroes who gave the Ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Gone but Never Forgotten...Blessings to you and yours. "Health and Wholeness" Lenny&Elke&Family. Clear Left. P.S. We miss you Brothers.
Lenny Adams <rtrwingnut@yahoocom>
Berwick, Me USA - Monday, May 28, 2018 at 08:57:53 (EDT)
Alex, good morning:-))))). Thank you for your condolences. The pics @ the reunion,sounds great. Memorial Day----- David Stamper, Claude Strother & Thomas Shaw,,,,, I remember.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:49:09 (EDT)
Bruno sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. My Mom passed in 2012 seven days before her 88 Birthday. It’s hard when you lose Mom. I will get with Bernie and get some pictures to send you. Hope to meet you one day. Keep posting. Always A Brother !!!
Alex
TN USA - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 20:34:21 (EDT)
Alex, Thanks "Very Much" for the invite my friend My mom passed on 3/18. She gave us 88 beautiful/ great years. When I go to her house, I expect to see her . WE still got things to get squared away around her house. this & that etc.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:07:33 (EDT)
Have a safe Memorial Day!!! Let’s remember our 129th Brothers and all Military Brothers and Sisters whom gave it all. Also, All whom pasted after tours. Will make the ceremony at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Monday. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt
TN USA - Friday, May 25, 2018 at 08:26:42 (EDT)
Glad to see the commo. Reminds me of the good old days. Vietnam was sprayed with at least 5 or more chemicals besides the orange. So, the chemicals were in the water on foilage everywhere. Orange was mostly used for killing zones. A fast way of clearing the areas of the perimeter and further. Seen guys spraying from 3/4 ton trucks. Was surprised to find out that Tuy Hoa was a heavy sprayed area. So we all came in contact with the stuff. Hey Bruno why don’t you join us in Reno. Life to short to miss these 129th reunions. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 16:41:41 (EDT)
While i was @camp Evans, i was in the hangar. But,once in a while i got to fly on some missions. This particular one was to Dong Ha mountain, right next to the Rock Pile, The FSB @ Dong Ha was FSB Fuller. the pilot landed @ the LZ. I was in Awe, The vegetation/trees were all dried up. I was very naive & dumb. I had been in country appx 2 1/2 3 months or so.I knew that something was not right. At the time I didn't know that it was FSB Fuller & that it had been over runned appx a month or so.So the area around Fuller had been Agent Oranged.Like I said I was naive SP4Still new in country.& the older guys that had been there would not tell the new guys anything. I guess I'm kind of fortunate/lucky that I've survived this chemical.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:32:14 (EDT)
morning flight, Bruno a poor choice of words but what I meant about line begin in the hit parade, we where sprayed with agent orange as well as other compounds. an yes john is right the spraying was agent orange. I hope I cleared that up for you. dennis keep fighting brother an don't give up. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:19:30 (EDT)
It's a great day, I'm still here. Quick update, My post bladder surgery did reveal what the Dr suspected and a little more. I have Bladder Cancer stage T2. Which means that I will start Chemo for 4 visits with a CT scan after each one. The Chemo will reveal one of two things. 1. surgery on the bladder wall to remove the damaged tissue. or 2. complete removal of my bladder. Surgery will be at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX. (PS. the VA does not recognise a Agent Orange/ Bladder cancer connection. per my Dr who was on the last review board and was pushing for it.) So, as they say "I'm still Standing" Dennis, Class of 72
Dennis Fuerstenau <d1st2no(@)live.com>
Fort Walton Beach, FL United States - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 08:12:40 (EDT)
What was being sprayed was AGENT ORANGE. Always a Brother-
John Sartor
USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 22:10:51 (EDT)
Wink, could you please elaborate on "lane being in the hit parade" . I got to Lane late December of '72. I don't recall the month/date. But I do recall seeing a huey "spraying" the wire.I thought they were spraying for the mosquitos. This was during the "dry"season when there are hardly any mosquitos. Thanks
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 15:17:23 (EDT)
Wink, you said it Brother... We got it from the US Army. Clear Left.
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 16:01:18 (EDT)
john, the paper trail starts with you. contact any one of the service rep., as I posted before, not the va. get certified that you where in an area that agent orange was used. I've got my certification so there is no problem in getting it. lane was in what I call the hit parade. john your daughter may not admit she has the agent orange an because of her age you can't you can't file for her but you may be able to file for your grand child. look into it. the only way that agent orange will stop going from generation to generation is to stop having children. what I've posted about agent orange is for all vets. we got fucked. wink 3/69-10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 14:15:55 (EDT)
Wink, My Daughter has Agent Orange which got through me but refuses to do anything about it. I mean, getting the paper trail. She does see a doctor as do I. Her son might have it too, but not sure if he has been checked out for it.. Sad news about Agent Orange. Always a Brother.
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 09:21:41 (EDT)
Great info Barry, Good to see your post.....
Mark
USA - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 08:13:02 (EDT)
larry, yes your right, the agent orange is now jumping to the grand children even if your child was not effective by the agent orange, sad. there is more I can tell you but the best thing is get with a service rep. American legion, v.f.w., d.a .v., or the v.v. a.. but don't go to the V.A. they will give you the run around. contact the above organizations. also if your grand child illness is because of agent orange she will be entitled to medical through the V.A. an possible comp.. I know this because my son has disabilities form the agent orange, but because he is over 18 he has to file himself. but he works off of my V.A. files. so start the paper trail now. as I've mention before to all keep your papers from the v a an pass them onto your children an have them pass them onto their children an so on an so on. I believe that the agent orange will go to generation to generation. that's why you pass your va files from generation to generation so your future generations have the documents needed to prove there claim. hope this has been of some help.wink 3/69-10/70
wink
lake wales, fl USA - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:15:48 (EDT)
Wow Dennis, lots happened in a short time brother. I like your attitude though. Never give up. We will be praying for you. Larry Dyer, your post is welcomed here. Praying for you and your daughter. Hope you get some answers here or from somewhere. That AO has been a thorn in you guys side from the get go. Take care all my brothers..........always a brother.....Mark PS.... Dan H. Sad to say that I will not be in Reno. Maybe the next one though and Kokomo for sure.
Mark
- Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 09:04:11 (EDT)
I am asking a question of you all to see if any of this applies to your children, or grand-children. A news channel down in Tampa Florida reported that children and grand-children of military personnel that were exposed to Agent Orange are being born with certain birth defects. Namely Chari malformation which is a structural defect where part of the brain is going down into the brain. Secondly EOS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), which is connective tissue disorder. I am asking this because I was in An Son with the 129th and 394th from March of 1968 until April of 1970. My daughter has Chari, and I am asking you if anyone else has experienced this problem. If this is not allowed please except my sincere condolences. Thank you for any information may have on this subject.
Larry Dyer <larry_dyer47@yahoo.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 07:06:04 (EDT)
Dennis, glad to hear things worked out!
Jerry H (71)
Pa - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 21:24:42 (EDT)
Who is going to the VHCMA in June? I think I will sign up.
Daniel Hertlein <dhertlein@comcast.net>
BONNEY LAKE, WA USA - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 21:24:04 (EDT)
It’s time to update things going on here on the beach in Florida. Life was pretty good until last Saturday, I just finished my honey do list in the backyard, came in to watch a movie, went to the bathroom and without notice my life changed. For into the toilet I have just urinated cloudy red urine. At first I didn’t say anything to my wife, but an hour later it was the same color. So off to the ER at EglinAFB. After 5 hr in the ER where they took blood and did an echo of my kidneys and bladder and sent me home. Sunday am I got up went to pee and started urinating blood clots. Off to the ER again where a different DR did just a echo of my bladder and stated the need to insert a Catheter. Went home and went to work on Monday, but after a short while I went to the bathroom as I had really bad bladder pressure. I decided time to go back to the ER. The on duty Dr took more blood and was going to insert a larger catheter, however the Urologist put that on hold and sent me for a CT scan. Within an hr he was back and stated that he saw a 4cm tumor on the wall of my bladder. He told me will operate on Thursday. So instead of the ER staff,his clinic assistant inserted a much larger catheter and proceeded to drain and flush my bladder. I went home, however about 430am on Tuesday I was in pain as the catheter was blocked with blood clots. So instead of the ER. I waited till 7am when I knew someone would be in the Urology Clinic. Talked to the Drs assistant, wanted to talk to the DR and call me back. 10 minutes later he called back said to get to the clinic. At the clinic Bill (Dr’s assistant) took me to see the Dr. When the Dr came in he said we should operate today and when was the last time I had anything to eat or drink. Surgery was scheduled for 2 pm. When to admissions to register and was told to be on surgery floor by 1230. Went to work to pickup my truck and talk to my boss (who because of my situation had to come back to work a week early after having bypass surgery). Surgery was hopefully a total success as the Dr is sure he got all of the Cancerous Tumor out the roots had grown in the bladder wall but luckily they didn’t penetrate the bladder wall. I go back to the clinic on Monday to find out the next steps. Though out all of this I didn’t have any pain other than dragging around a Foley catheter. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. PS I am glad I was able to get back into the military health care system. Always a brother. DENNIS class of 72
DENNIS P FUERSTENAU <d1st2no(at)live.com>
FWB, Fl USA - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 21:16:16 (EDT)
Rick: since I started having a 129th room. It’s been open to anybody whom wants to come in. We welcome all our Brothers who served no matter what unit they were in. Everyone is Welcome!!! Thanks Alex!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:11:33 (EDT)
Correct Dave!! I pulled my info from the Virtual Wall web site. It had accidental homicide. You know the military the way they word things. Bill Wolf hope your doing better. Hope to see some new and old face at the VHCMA reunion in Reno. Will be there on June 13th. Looking forward to seeing my 229th Brothers and Families. Hope all have a great week. My wife LIZ lost her stepdad a week ago yesterday. He was a good man and father in law he will be missed but, not forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:06:24 (EDT)
It's Bill Wolf, and not Wolff... sorry Bill.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 22:48:39 (EDT)
Bill Killian and Alex: Bill Wolff's book (page 87) says that SP4 Kevin Francis Lynch died on 9-9-1970. He was 19 years old and from Natick, Massachusetts. "He died as a result of a fatal arms-room accident." He's apparently listed on Panel 07W, Line 049 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Dave Powers
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 22:46:51 (EDT)
Latest comment on the art work for B model #699 in Australia is they're keeping the current nose art (It's a Kangaroo *Matilda*) & are going to put the Cobra artwork on the side, probably on the fin. There was also a suggestion that they change the firebird # (281?) on the side of the cabin to 129 & put it on the cockpit doors.
RickG.
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 00:12:42 (EDT)
Alex: Regarding the 129th room at the VHCMA reunion: Guys from other Lane units will most likely appear. There's a bit of talk about it on the Lane AHP Facebook group. Some of the Chinook guys are going, plus 61st AHC etc.
RickG.
USA - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 00:09:42 (EDT)
Ken Strong, get a hold of John Sarter......
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:59:21 (EDT)
Mark all I found was a accidental homicde. Never looked to see if I could find the accident report for Lynch. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
USA - Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 16:23:09 (EDT)
Good to see ya Mike Miles,anybody have any words for Lynch.
Mark
USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 17:36:28 (EDT)
Looking for any info regarding the loss of SP4 Kevin F. Lynch on 09/09/1970. He was a Unit Supply Specialist with the 129th. Trying to write a tribute to post on a veterans' website. Thanks.
Bill Killian <wkillian@smjuhsd.org>
SLO, CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 12:54:26 (EDT)
Just stopping by to see what's up.
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 19:56:32 (EDT)
Rick G: John Brennan has written a couple of books on helicopter nose art. Here's an Amazon link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-War-Army-Helicopter-Nose/dp/1625450354 Dave Powers 1st Platoon 1971-1972
Dave Powers
USA - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 23:04:44 (EDT)
Ken, I'm here. Here is my address: 4238 Amherst Cove Olive Branch, MS 38654 (662) 932-2800
John C Sartor Sr <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 08:15:16 (EDT)
Talked to Tom of the VHCMA. He told me the 129th will have a large room for Reno Reunion. Ken strong has posted on his Facebook page. But,hopefully others with Facebook page can post info about the Reno Reunion. June 13th thru 17th. Hope to have a good group. You access the hotel info on the VHCMA.org site. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 07:55:05 (EDT)
Needed to add something about John C Sartor which I just figured out today. Been a little under the weather trying to catch up, thought I had been talking to John on Facebook Messager and realized it isn't him. Oddly think that there is another person who took his picture and set up another account. Too many scams out there on top of the number of friends request from are brothers who have passed away. On to another mistake I made before going to Indiana I sent Kokomo forms to Mark Jackson and Larry Stokes to John's address in California which I got back and mailed them again today.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 20:23:42 (EDT)
Bruno good to see you post. Jim has done a lot with the Gold Star Families. Was glad to spend time with him and his group At Arlington. Will see your partner Bernie in Reno in June. Never have met you. But, maybe you can join us in Reno. Since Mark started this site years ago. I have met many of our Brothers of the 129th. And, that has been a Honor for me. Many have left us now to join our Brothers that we lost in Vietnam. GLENN Pearmain is trying to get Roger Steele’s niece to join us in Reno. Roger was a gunner whom came from the Old Guard. Boy the stories he would tell us. Roger made it through his tour only to die in a Helicopter crash at Fort Carson in 67. Always A Brother!!!
Alex Fernwalt <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Monday, April 30, 2018 at 08:25:55 (EDT)
Tom Shaw & Claude Strothers; I remember you guys, Eastertide was going on. Thanks to Jim Crigler, he's done some research & found some amazing photos of the crash. The photos were taken by Horst Fass- a German photographer working for Associated Press. To this date I didn't know that he was there.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 08:39:41 (EDT)
Well made it home from the dedication at Arlington National Cemetery for the pilots and crew members and without a speeding ticket. It was worth the trip. Just got parked at the cemetery when a couple came over to talk to me. They were Gold Star Family members. Then I turned around and there was Jim Crigler and his wife and the wife of Tom Shaw and Tom’s Brother. It was a real Honor to met and spend most of the day with them. A great ceremony Julie Klink gave a very moving speech. Then, everyone walked to section 35 and the Monument. To top off a great day a fly over of Huey’s. And, a reception. There was probably more than 3 thousand at the dedication. Missed Gold Star Family members Kenneth Wells. Was proud to be representing the 129th AHC. Left at 3am and drove straight through a total of 15 hours. But, was good to be home. Always A Brother!!!
Alex <afernwal@comcast.net>
Collierville , TN USA - Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 19:28:41 (EDT)
Still looking for guns platoon crew who were at Lane between June '67 & July '68. The guys who have #699 in Australia are planning on putting the Cobra nose art back on it.
RickG
USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 18:59:58 (EDT)
Mark, sent some photos over to your email.
David Wells
USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:59:34 (EDT)
Wanted to post an update as I have been off the grid for a while again. Jan and I have been up in Indiana and Chicago after her Sister fell and had been in a coma. They had been trying to wake her up and Wednesday they removed the breathing tube. She has been breathing on her own and is showing signs of improvement. We are hoping to make it back to Florida this weekend where I have internet again. Sorry to hear we lost more of our brothers. Hope to get back to work on 129th business next week.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:35:28 (EDT)
Alex and David, get some photos, I'll put them on here.
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 16:59:21 (EDT)
Well in Fairfax Va. will be at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow for the dedication. Hope to see Jim C. and a few more . Always A Brother!!!
Alex
Tn USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 18:41:34 (EDT)
any other 129th'ers attending?
David Wells <dswells3136@gmail.com>
Roswell , GA USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 23:46:00 (EDT)
Heading with my Sister to D.C. for the dedication ceremony 4/18 - brother of Crew Chief KIA Kenneth W Wells...
David Wells <dswells3136@gmail.com>
Roswell , GA USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 23:36:14 (EDT)
I remember you David Stamper.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:51:21 (EDT)
April 14th 1972 ****David Stamper***AnKhe***still with us in our heart
gary woodward
Eads, Tn USA - Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 17:03:58 (EDT)
Just discovered that people who don't use Facebook should be able to post direct the Lane group by using this email addy... So if you're on here, but not there, feel free to say Hi, or something :)
RickG <LaneAHP@groups.facebook.com>
USA - Friday, April 13, 2018 at 22:43:59 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to George. I'll miss talking to him.................
Gale
Clinton, Indiana United States - Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 19:29:09 (EDT)
A slow hand salute for George. Rest in Peace my brother.
John C Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
OLIVE BRANCH, MS USA - Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 08:07:00 (EDT)
Slow hand Salute to George Besette. He was a Nice guy and a hell of a snorer. If it wasn't for someone giving me ear plugs at one of the reunions when we shared a room I wouldn't have gotten any sleep. He will be missed. Thanks for being my friend George.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, New York USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 18:24:02 (EDT)
Slow hand salutes for Roger Austin and George Bessette. Rest in Peace Brothers.
Kal Bergstrom
Saint Joseph, MI USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 15:58:04 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute to George. He will be missed but not Forgotten. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:05:11 (EDT)
morning flight, we lost another brother, I talk to ralph santiargo the other day, an he informed that George bessette past away last November of cancer. rest in pease George.
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:17:44 (EDT)
Bummer about Ray. Hey Robbie I put that picture of a chapel you sent me on all the Facebook 129th sites. Hopefully we'll get some info from them. ........always a brother
Mark
USA - Monday, April 09, 2018 at 23:16:39 (EDT)
Wink, I sent you an email with a picture. Just wanted to tell you, not knowing how often you might check your emails now. How's the rest of the 129thers? I'm doing ok, just sick of spring taking so long to get here. Talked to Ray Gagner the other day and he fell trying to set a clock. Broke a couple of ribs he said, but is getting better.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, New York United States - Monday, April 09, 2018 at 19:38:13 (EDT)
Thanks to all for the Anniversary wishes.
Gale
USA - Friday, April 06, 2018 at 09:11:49 (EDT)
Happy Anniversary Gale and Debbie! Wishing you both many blessings! Hope it was a great day for you both.
Jerry
- Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 08:12:09 (EDT)
Happy Anniversary to Gale and Debbie and many more to come. Yes it would be nice to see some more of the 129th Family at the Dedication. It’s make me proud to be associated with a great group of men ( boys back then ). The years are flying by fast and want to make as many of the 129th reunions as possible while I can. Haven’t found anyone between here and. Virginia that wants to go. I have already paid for the 17th & 18th heading home on the 19th. 13 hour drive but will be worth it. Roger Steele was a gunner in the 129th 65/66 he as in the Old Guard. He would tell us all about the Old Guard. He was killed in 67 at Fort Carson in a Helicopter crash. Bruno you need to try and make Reno. Bernie is coming got a email from him. Met him at the Denver reunion years ago. Good to see our Brothers and Sisters post. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 08:03:22 (EDT)
We're still here Mark! Judith, yes and you were right in the middle of it.........literally! lol
Gale Beard 67-68
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 23:08:30 (EDT)
Anyone remember when Gail asked Deb to marry him at a re-union a few years ago? Well it's their anniversary today! Happy happy you two! Gently
Gently
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 13:08:59 (EDT)
Happy Resurrection day everybody.....Gosh Alex, sure would like to try and make that....... Put the 2018 Kokomo, VHCMA, and VHPA reunion info on the front page. Check it out.......Love to all......I know not to many come here anymore, or maybe you do and just don't speak, which is ok, but for who it concerns, this site will always be here until my last breath and hopefully even after that. ............"257" TURNING INBOUND TO THE BEACON AND CLIMBING TO 6,000 FT.
Mark
USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 19:47:20 (EDT)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Counting the days to leave going to Arlington National Cemetery. I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Virginia. Nice accommodations at a good price. All others were two hundred dollars on up plus having to pay to park. I’m about 20 miles from the Cemetery. Is anyone else going. I know Jim and Tom Shaw’s widow and Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 11:38:34 (EDT)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Counting the days to leave going to Arlington National Cemetery. I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Virginia. Nice accommodations at a good price. All others were two hundred dollars on up plus having to pay to park. I’m about 20 miles from the Cemetery. Is anyone else going. I know Jim and Tom Shaw’s widow and Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex. 901-487-0374 <afernwal@comcast.net>
TN USA - Monday, April 02, 2018 at 11:38:33 (EDT)
Slow hand salute to Roger Austin. I didn't hang around with him but would see him in passing most days that I was in the company area. I have a picture of him in the gallery. If you go to the last screen of pictures. He was in a vietnamese outfit and I don't think I was the only one who took his picture that day.
Robbie <mortrobinson12@gmail.com>
Williamson, NY USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 16:58:36 (EDT)
Gently, Roger's passing was March 8th and I just received notice from his wife last week via snail mail/. I sent her a card back on behalf of all of us. I'm pretty sure I may have been the only one Roger was in contact with other then Billy and Elmer Houlthaus. Thanks for asking though.
Mark
USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 16:08:14 (EDT)
Greetings from Olive Branch, Mississippi. Our move is about complete. I want to give a slow Hand Salute for Roger.
Rev. John Sartor
Olive Branch, MS USA - Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 08:26:45 (EDT)
Pete and Lisa has bought another ranch and moved.
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 18:00:02 (EDT)
I heard from Pete and all is well.
Jerry
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 13:13:07 (EDT)
Has Pete Nolan been located??
Bill Wolf
USA - Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:33:53 (EDT)
Haven't gotten any info on where to send flowers for Roger. Somebody email me please with such. L-G
gently
USA - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 15:55:35 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for our Brother Roger. Our thoughts and prayers for his Family. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 16:08:47 (EDT)
Slow Hand Salute for Roger and blessings for his family! Good news Art!
Jerry
Pa - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 17:15:12 (EDT)
my little girl throw that low life out and got a new boy friend they are getting married he treat her like queen and the tow grand son love him and this time i get to walk her down the to get married for the first time.
Arthur <arthurfoster351@gmail.com>
LaGrange, Georgia USA - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 14:56:35 (EDT)
Lost another one of ya........... If you were at Lane and in the 129th 69-70 you may recall Roger Austin. He paled around with Billy Perri, Elmer Houlthuas and Larry Jackson at times. Got word from his wife he passed 3/8/18. Met him once when he came to our house and talked to him on the phone numerous times. He knew MIA Brookes form the 129th well. SLOW HAND SALUTE , clear right Roger................always a brother...
Mark
Celina, OH United States - Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:50:04 (EDT)
Gday all. I'm currently seeking information on a UH-1B tail number 63-08699 that operated with the 129th between June of '67 and July of '68. I am Senior pilot for a company in Australia called Rotorwing Helicopters and some of you may be pleased to hear that this ship is still in service. She is currently active as a fire fighting Heli and has contributed greatly to the fire services in eastern Australia. You may also be happy to know that she is well loved and well maintained and sits proudly alongside a UH-1H that also fills a similar role. Her current registration is VH-DHY. I've recently been checked out on this machine and am interested in knowing if anyone has any stories regarding her service history. Just as a side note, my father also served in country with the 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Australian Army, although I know very little about his service history. He declined to talk about it at length, and out of respect I preferred not to ask him much. I would like to take this opportunity to show my respect to all those that served, and I wish you all the best. Regards James. My email is wjames.wiseman@hotmail.com
James Wiseman <wjames.wiseman@hotmail.com>
Lismore , NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 19:36:47 (EDT)
Hang in there Bill. At least have some medication to give you some relief hopefully. I still only get 1/3 of my knee to bend but, I manage to drive. Hard to get a good nights sleep with these bad knees. Go back to the knee surgeon on May 8th then will find out more. Hope those in the path of these snow storms stay safe and don’t lose power. Also, talked to Ray Gagner yesterday he fell and hurt his back. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 15:58:00 (EDT)
THanks for checking on me Alex! I saw my neurologist on Feb 28th and he confirms that I do have Parkinson's. Fortunately the medication he prescribes helps control it. THe most frustrating part is the constant shaking of right arm/hand and leg...makes typing rough and handwriting almost impossible.
Bill Wolf
USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:45:23 (EDT)
Bill Wolf was checking on you. Hope you and Kat are doing OK. Some crazy weather here lately. Getting ready for the Dedication on April 18th at Arlington National Cemetery. Hope to run into some of the 129th that might be going. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 08:23:41 (EDT)
Well have my room booked at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax Va, 169.00 plus tax per night. Cheapest I could find close to Arlington National Cemetery. Thought it would be once in a life time event. And, meeting up with Rainer in Reno for the VHCMA Reunion. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 16:38:23 (EDT)
Yes Mark I was there when Dewayne was there. But, don’t remember him. I sent emailing to the guys that was there st the same time. But, haven’t heard anything yet.
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 21:16:25 (EDT)
Tim, you can find the spray rig picture at "Main Page/Gallery/Choppers/2". LOU
LOU <pqt2@xmission.com>
Tooele, UT United States - Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 18:37:01 (EDT)
Hello Flight, sorry I have been away for so long. I was talkin to Rick this morning, at one time we thought there was a photo of one of our aircraft that had been modified for spray applications. If any one remembers this, I know this was a long time ago, I would appreciate any help I can get. I was a TI from 1/68-1/69
Tim Cole 394th <timcoleco@gmail.com>
Greeley, CO United States - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 15:33:36 (EDT)
Hey Alex, Deloe would have been around your time right????
Mark
USA - Monday, March 12, 2018 at 19:17:32 (EDT)
Just checking in. Prayers for those of you suffering. Hope many of you make Arlington! L-G
gently
USA - Monday, March 12, 2018 at 14:25:21 (EDT)
Hello all, I am looking for anyone who might have known my uncle DeWayne Deloe. He served in Vietnam from about October 1965 to October 1966 with the 129th as a door gunner. I never got the chance to meet him as I was too young and then we moved. He passed from cancer in 2013. I would love to hear from anyone who has a story or two about him, good or bad. I had several family members, neighbors, and coworkers that served over there, but have only a couple folks that remember anything about DeWayne. Please feel free to email me, I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him. Thank you all for your service. Portere98@yahoo.com
Eric Porter <Portere98@yahoo.com>
WAYNESBORO, PA USA - Friday, March 09, 2018 at 10:03:01 (EST)
morning flight has anyone heard from pete nolen. sent him xmas card which was return jerry tells me he has sent emails to pete they also been returned. im a little concerned. pete rhome do you know whats up with pete, if you do let us know, ok. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl USA - Friday, March 09, 2018 at 09:50:34 (EST)
Thanks Bruno!!! Want to make it but, it's a 13 hour drive. But, was cheaper than flying. So it sounds like not many from the 129th will attend. I do know that the chairman of the project is sending info out to All Vietnam organizations. Inviting them to the dedication. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 08:02:31 (EST)
Jim Crigler, Ann ,Tom Shaw widow & his brother will be attending the ceremony.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 08:49:18 (EST)
Is anyone going to try to go to The dedication on April 18th at Arlington Cemetery. Always a Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Friday, March 02, 2018 at 23:33:58 (EST)
Alex, I feel like you. I just don't feel comfortable with the VA doctors. I'll be going to San Antonio next month to get Cataract surgery with a civilian doc. Plus Medicare is covering the surgery. The military has Ft Sam Houston & Lackland Air Force base. There is Brooks Army Medical Center & the Air Force has another "big" medical facility there. A lot of the medical staff doctors,dentist, etc retire and "stay in San Antone & set up their offices there. So. in a kind of way, its like getting treated by the military. These guys don.t putter around. They get right to the issue & "get it done".
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:30:22 (EST)
John is Mississippi ready for you. Give me a call when you get settled. Hope everyone is having a good week. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 14:23:46 (EST)
Count down has begun... 1 day and a wake up til the Moving Company arrives and begins the move.. Yes Alex, I'm coming for you.. lol
John Sartor
USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:57:39 (EST)
Take care Bill. I don't have much faith in the VA. So always use civilian Doctors. Rainer has a hip replacement on February 28th. I'm still working trying to get my right knee bending where it needs to be. The cold weather we were having let me know that the left knee need to be replaced also. Rough getting old. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 22:25:55 (EST)
Hey Bill, you Take care of yourself first. Will be praying for you. Let us know what you find out brother..........always a brother. Had a nice chat with Manny today on the phone........love to all
Mark
USA - Monday, February 19, 2018 at 17:01:02 (EST)
Hey Brothers, was just looking at the posts. I'm guilty of not keeping up, but health issues have kinda curtailed things. Hope to know more on the 28th of Feb when I see the neurologist (not VA). Please know I think of you all daily!
Bill Wolf <wolfcms@aol.com>
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:37:40 (EST)
Alex
Tn USA - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 23:28:34 (EST)
For those who can travel they are dedicating a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 2018 at 4 pm.
Jerry H
Pa - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 18:22:43 (EST)
me three
wink
USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:01:51 (EST)
Me too..........................................
Gale
USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 23:16:35 (EST)
I'm always here also.........always a brother.............love to all.God Bless,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Mark
USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 19:22:08 (EST)
Yes John I check the log everyday. But, there is times not much going on. Right now it looks like Rainer and me are going to Reno. Is anyone else going to try and make it? Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, February 12, 2018 at 18:04:07 (EST)
Anyone on this website ?
John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
Oceanside, California USA - Monday, February 12, 2018 at 17:05:47 (EST)
thanks gale,wink
wink
USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 09:59:05 (EST)
Mike Miles, glad to see your post! Hope all is well...
Dave Powers
USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 23:13:43 (EST)
HCVVO 36TH ANNUAL REUNION 09/13/2018 - 09/16/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Howard County Healing Field
Gale <burdman129@sbcglobal.net>
Clinton, Indiana United States - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 21:17:11 (EST)
afternoon flight, were has every one gone, gone to facebook everyone. oh well. hey what are the dates for kokomo, making it this year,i hope. wink 3/69-10/70
wink <cobra129th@outlook.com>
lake wales, fl. USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 12:14:44 (EST)
Latest news.... We are selling our home in California and will be moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi in March. I will be going to Kokomo, Ind in September. Can't wait to see my 129th Brothers.
John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
USA - Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 12:01:49 (EST)
I can associate with Mr Jeanes. I went thru the same thing @ Camp Evans-When the 101st ABN stood down. I was in the maintenance crew-in the hangar. Every thing had to be accountanted for.We were looking for the stuff all over the place. Most of the flt crews had left. So I I got to "Crew" one of the 20 slicks on the flight. We flew past Danang- it was a "Ghost Town".Ironically we stopped & refueled @ Lane-I had no idea where we were at. What were the odds of getting reassigned back there? No Complaints mind you. The accomodations were a "Lot" better than camp Evans.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 12:15:23 (EST)
Thanks Rainer....very interesting!
Gale
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 19:46:19 (EST)
Gale, on the 129th main page scroll down to stories, you will find it there.
Rainer Bauer
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 15:03:08 (EST)
Gale I just enter the title on google and it popped up.
Alex
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 14:50:27 (EST)
Alex, where do we get it to read?
Gale
USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 12:56:52 (EST)
Read closing down the 129th. Very interesting to read. For my two tours which covered 65/66 and 67/68. From beginning to end a lot off great men served the 129th. It was a honor to serve with many of you. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Friday, February 02, 2018 at 09:43:58 (EST)
Hey Joe, We all wondered what happen you & your wife. The last time I saw you was on the chopper ride at Grisssom.....and that was a few years ago. Hope you can make it back to Kokomo. Always a brother!
Gale Beard 67-68
clinton, In USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 22:21:53 (EST)
Hey Mike Miles.....So,So good to see ya in here. Haven't seen in a very long time. Hum, will have to get me a copy of that book.........Love to all...always a brother........,Mark
Mark
USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 16:22:07 (EST)
Hey Mike Miles.....So,So good to see ya in here. Haven't seen in a very long time. Hum, will have to get me a copy of that book.........Love to all...always a brother........,Mark
Mark
USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 16:22:01 (EST)
Wow. The story, Closing the Books on the 129th, by Bill Jeanes was excellent. Thank you for the final wrap up!!
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 13:01:29 (EST)
Hey Joe, long time, no see. Hope all is well? Always room for one more. Ya never lost your spot in the first place. I still have your table. WELCOME BACK...........always a brother.....Hey by the way, anybody heard from Lenny Adams lately? Lenny, if your out there chime in.........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 20:09:14 (EST)
say is there any room for one old Bulldog in 1965-66 it has been a long time since i have been here,I hope all you guys are still all ok,on December 1 I lost my truck in a role over but not my time i guess not my time lot to do yet. talked to Alex to day great to here from him we go back a long time 129th for ever Brothers.
Joe Nicolich <joeandkristynicolich@gmail.com>
Lowman, ID USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 18:01:18 (EST)
Thanks, Rick... not on Facebook, but will have my daughter find it.
Dave Powers
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 13:33:14 (EST)
A Slow Hand Salute for Michael Miller. R I P.
Kal Bergstrom
USA - Monday, January 29, 2018 at 16:42:10 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute to Michael Miller. Always A Brother !!!
Alex
TN USA - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 20:42:28 (EST)
A slow hand salute for M. Miller. May he rest in peace.
John Sartor
USA - Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 00:06:27 (EST)
.....that would be "on Sir Miller"......
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 21:01:38 (EST)
Lou.....Thanks for the update I Sir Miller......SLOW HAND SALUTE rendered........
Mark
USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 21:00:38 (EST)
Thought you might like to know that the latest VHPA magazine noted that Michael B. Miller, 129th pilot, 1970/71, Callsign Bulldog21, passed away Oct 1, 2017.
Bulldog 17"LOU"
USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 21:48:55 (EST)
Well back to the prostate again. Had two biopsy done back in 2012&2013 both came back negative. PSA at 7.38 so will do meds for a weeks then back for blood test. After that the doctor will decide if another biopsy is needed. I started with a knee replacement to this. I pulled PSA levels for the past 5 years from my VA records and they are all high. Well shit happens when we start getting older. Good to see the commo back here at my favorite place. Bill Wolf take care Brother. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 18:21:13 (EST)
Mark that would be Mike Davis spot, not mine or Brenda.
Larry A Davis
Cabool, Mo USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:14:26 (EST)
Mark that would be Mike Davis spot, not mine or Brenda.
Larry A Davis
Cabool, Mo USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:13:27 (EST)
Dave Powers: There's a couple of pics of the 129th Cobra in Montana on the Lane AHP Facebook group.
RickG
USA - Monday, January 22, 2018 at 00:51:52 (EST)
Ken, I'll take that spot of Larry's. I'm already a Life Member so what do I need to pay. I'll just get it to hold on to for the 129th. Good to own real estate ya know. Will say a prayer for Joey. Or John said he was looking for a camping spot but that was before the sale of his house fell through........take care all............
Mark
USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 22:03:25 (EST)
Wow John that bites, hope you can find another buyer soon. First off for those who are not on Facebook I wanted to let you guys that know my stepson Joey know he has been in the hospital for the past couple days with something. At least pneumonia up in Indiana. My wife flew up yesterday morning. He went from not feeling good to being passed out on the floor in less than 24 hours. Doing better now but his memory is not right either. So more test today. Last of all I am still holding some of the Kokomo forms and will contact folks after I talk to them at Kokomo. Larry Davis was giving up the site his brother had so wondering if anyone wants to pick it up? The Membership is either or was $20 a year or $100 for a lifetime. Second idea is to give him money for this years camping to hold that spot for a while longer. Last year we had a bunch of spots open because of storms. Take care Brothers.
Ken Strong Jr
Wildwood, FL USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:54:48 (EST)
Alex, sale of house fell through. Not moving to Mississippi right away as planned.
John Sartor
USA - Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:20:17 (EST)
Good to see everyone posting. John looking forward to meeting you Brother!!! Be glad your in the warm weather. Been in the deep freeze for a week. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
Tn USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 08:32:55 (EST)
Alex, rumors have it that we are moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi by later February 2018. Hope to see you soon my brother.. Mark, make room for my motor home at Kokomo this September.
John Sartor
USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 15:21:24 (EST)
Hey Wrong Way, hope your getting some doctrine for that. Take care of yourself and that goes for the rest of ya too............
Mark
USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 09:51:49 (EST)
From my knees down my skin is falling off , I put 3 different kinds of "grease" on them twice a day to keep them from bleeding. VA says psoriasis. I think it was from flying cover for 1st and 2nd platoon spraying and we were covering them (Cobra 096). But don't worry it won't hurt you. Yeah - BS.
wrong way wes <bullet2013@outlook.com>
Clatskanie, or usa - Monday, January 15, 2018 at 07:12:41 (EST)
I was "checking out" the ROK website .Bernie turn me on to the site. There are some good pic in there: there's a slick, tail # 697 at a hover on the LZ @ hill 638 ( I think its hill 638) . Does anyone know who crewed that ship???????There is another picture of some of the pilots.I believe one of them is Bill Shilleto & a captain with sunglasses. Does anyone reckcognize them?????
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 13:46:49 (EST)
Jerry, thanks for the info. I am seeing my neurologist on the 28th of Feb. Will talk about with him. Bill
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 12, 2018 at 14:23:25 (EST)
Bill, if your shaking is not Parkinson then you may have peripheral neuropathy. As it was explained to me the dioxin in agent orange destroys the nerve sheath allowing the nerves to short circuit. You may want to push to get the VA Doc to determine what you actually have.
Jerry H
Pa - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 19:58:03 (EST)
I hear ya Wink ;-)
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 17:27:04 (EST)
Happy New Year, Flight! Rick G., do you have a link or any photos for the Montana National Guard monument of the 129th Cobra? You can back channel me: davepowers214yahoo.com. Thanks!
Dave Powers
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 15:54:10 (EST)
test , you failed. heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. wink
wink
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:06:50 (EST)
TEST
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 09:42:18 (EST)
Bill found a new list of agent orange and your systems for Parkinsons show up, go to VA site and pull agent orange up. Should find it. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 11:23:17 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute for Mr. Randall Whitehouse
J. W. Wilson
kinston, n. c. USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 10:12:23 (EST)
Agent Orange was in the water etc. Not only agent orange but, other chemicals also were sprayed. But, the VA only recognized just a few related cancers and nerve damage such as related to diebetes.
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 08, 2018 at 08:53:02 (EST)
Thanks for posting John. I recall on several occasions my helicopter was used to spray agent orange. Of course, we just washed down the ship, but i'm sure we absorbed some doing that.
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 13:03:41 (EST)
I made a bad mistake... Whitehouse not Whitehorse.
Rev John Sartor
USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:28:54 (EST)
A slow hand salute to Whitehorse, may Whitehorse walk beside God. Always a brother
Rev John Sartor <johnsartor200@gmail.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:24:27 (EST)
Bill, I was told that Agent Orange comes in different forms of ailments. What you may have is Agent Orange ? May God Bless you... Always a Brother
Rev John Sartor
USA - Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 11:20:21 (EST)
Slow Hand Salute for Mr. Randall Whitehouse. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 19:01:46 (EST)
I received a very nice Vietnam medallion from a Michael Massari. Am embarrassed to say I don't recognize the name. I don't remember ordering it.
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 14:23:07 (EST)
I have a question for the group. A couple years ago my neurologist said I have Parkinson's. It is affecting mostly my right (dominate) side - shaking etc. A few weeks ago I took Kat to urgent care for a bruised hand. The Doctor that treated her noticed my shaking and asked if I had Parkinson's. I said yes. He is a reserve Air Force flight surgeon (full bird) and has been in practice a long time. He was adamant that this was NOT Parkinson's, but the affects of Agent Orange but is often treated as Parkinson's. Anyone else experience this?
Bill Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 13:29:48 (EST)
Bill Shilleto, A very Happy birthday .
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 11:38:13 (EST)
Wishing all of you a safe, prosperous, and healthy New Year!!
Bill and Kat Wolf
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA - Friday, January 05, 2018 at 10:21:32 (EST)
Just saw this on Facebook.......Gently, would you please send some flowers. To Whom it may concern; Re: Funeral Services for : Randall Whitehouse Location: Southern Heritage Funeral Home This Saturday 1/6/18 from 2pm -4pm Visitation @ 2pm Service @ 3pm Address: Southern Heritage Funeral Home 475 Cahaba Valley Rd Pelham Al 35124 Please call me with any questions. Sincerely, Bryan Whitehouse Home 205.424.5508 Cell 630.841.6020
Mark
USA - Thursday, January 04, 2018 at 21:03:31 (EST)
Well Guys, the planet earth has made one more turn around the sun - one more year. Happy New Year.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Monday, January 01, 2018 at 13:06:43 (EST)
Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Years. Always A Brother!!!
Alex
TN USA - Monday, January 01, 2018 at 12:03:17 (EST)

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