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Bienvenido Lee, Yana Inc. Clifford Yap and Ms. Gina Yap, Alaska Refrigeration President Roberto Benares visited and welcomed each of the clients and made sure to meet them personally and acknowledge the business that they give to Bank. Even so, assuring them of better opportunities and quality of service as the time progresses.
Alexander Limkakeng, and Mr. September Bank of Commerce Cebu Sto. Nino Magallanes Branch Opens. Nino Magallanes Branch Manager, Mr. Cosio, Branch Marketing Officer, Mr. Araneta, Operations Group Head, Mr. Bank of Commerce relocated its Cebu Sto. Nino, Cebu City, last September 2, Benares and senior officers of the Bank, the opening day was filled with activities and celebration. He also welcomed the newest Bank of Commerce branch in its new location in his speech.
The dragon dance performance in front of the branch After the ceremonies, a dragon dance immediately followed which was believed to bring good luck and prosperity. With this, Bank of Commerce continues to promote its quality of service that would make its clients to continuously patronize the branch. Rosario, Branch Operations Officer, Ms. Estrada, Branch Marketing Officer-Trainee.
With its new move, the Bank anticipates to fulfill its customers' satisfaction and provide superior customer service to its clients. Bank of Commerce Urdaneta Branch Bank of Commerce continues to improve its facilities and services as part its mission to provide quality service to its existing and potential customers and be their choice in banking. De Vera, Branch Manager, Ms. Cardenas, Area Head, Ms. Siapno, Branch Marketing Officer 1, Ms. B Fernandez East, Dagupan City.
Their opening was attended by valued guests and customers of the Bank. Bank of Commerce Dagupan Branch's facade The new Bank of Commerce Dagupan Branch aims to offer convenience and excellent banking services to its valued customers and prospective clients. Rendal, Branch Marketing Officer, Ms. Babina, Branch Operations Officer, Ms. Bank of Commerce continues to improve its facilities to further serve its clients better. The opening was attended by the Senior Officers of the Bank.
The Bank of Commerce Commonwealth Branch in its new home This move will enable the Commonwealth Branch to still serve its existing clients and expand their base in its new location. This newest Bank of Commerce branch assures its customers that this location will further help in improving the quality of service and continue providing satisfactory banking experience to their clients.
With the continuous commitment to better serve and offer clients with competitive products. The branch is now located in its new home at 55 Gen.
Luna Branch Manager, Ms. Guevarra, Branch Marketing Officer, Mr. Tolentino, Branch Operations Officer Hon. Oreta III congratulated the senior officers and the staff of the branch through his speech. He also hopes that more investors would come in Malabon City so that more clients would prefer Bank of Commerce in their choice of banking in the area.
Glenda Tolentino, Branch Manager, Hon. Bank of Commerce E. Rodriguez branch relocated to its new home at E. This development is aligned to the Bank's mission to further improve its service to its clients. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Hon. During the program proper, Mr. Edeza discussed the upcoming products that the Bank will soon offer in all its branches.
Rodriguez Branch in their newest location. The Bank of Commerce E. Rodriguez Branch Bank of Commerce E. Rodriguez Branch is now situated at 84 Hemady St.
Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City. This newest Bank of Commerce Branch aims to cater the community of E. Rodriguez and New Manila areas. Suarez, Jupiter Branch Manager, Ms. Angeles, Makati Area Operations Officer. This "new and enhanced" branch is now located at 86 Jupiter St.
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Rizo, Rieshianel Arlyssa A. Villar, Senator of the Philippines, Ms. Mary Anne Katherine R. Ramirez, Branch Operations Officer, Mr. Cimacio, Branch Operations Officer Trainee. Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Hon. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was graced by newly-elected senator, Hon. She also added, "I'm glad that Bank of Commerce is here to service our community. Rest assured that you will be having a very peaceful and progressive stay in Las Pinas".
Shiela Guardian, Teller, Ms. Melanie Celiz, Branch Marketing Officer. The Inauguration Ceremony was celebrated with the senior officers, and distinguished guests such as Vice President Jejomar Binay and Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, along with our valued clients.
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Like Harold Boone said in his message below, I did not have the fore thought to document many occassions. I did not take many photographs that first year but the second tour I did take some.
I still remember Christmas, at Tan Son Nhut, and why not. I remember the greeting cards from churches, schools, and individuals along with some gifts of personal grooming items. Special times at a special place. While at Tan Son Nhut, I never had the thought my service there would have such a lasting effect on me forty years later.
My regret is I failed to document and take note of the people and place that made up my Christmas. So having said that, I would like to extend to each of you and your families my warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays for all.
The bond of friendship found in the Tan Son Nhut Association is a wonderful gift. Thank you for your gift to me. Harold Boone Life Member. So I want to jump in here and "Wish a very Merry Christmas," to all the brothers and sisters, that are housebound and in hospitals.
A greater and better "New Year," for all of them. Once again in this year of , I come before you with my pen in hand. As many of you know, I love writing, so, here goes. Thank you, Brothers and Sisters, for everything that you have done for our Beloved America. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May bring you health, wealth and happiness!
Peace and Joy, Janice Jones P. Looking for a senior pilot of a Gatling gun flare ship who assisted us on 14 Dec , hours, near Song Chang River, west of Tam Ky. Semper Fi, Tom Miller. Upcoming th Security Police Squadron Reunion: Anyone know where I can get an aerial photo of Tan Son Nhut c. Also a TSN map c. Bucholz th Communications Squadron. I am needing photographs of the following individuals. If you have a photograph of the named individual, please share it with Charles Penley: Davis, Bob English, Joe R.
Katsonex, Bill Martin, Samuel H. Randles, Fred Schoenhals, Larry M. Simonson, Paul Walker, Don D. Your friend, Charles Penley. Danner, Kevin Lee Sr.
Just visited the web site and enjoyed it a lot. Brought back many memories. I will visit again and spend some more time here. Will probably order one of the CD's with photos. All mine were destroyed in the Oakland CA hill fire storm in I am going to be on a business in Saigon in January and would like to see where the air base was.
Can anyone tell me if it is still there or if the location is easy to find from the city? Any other information would be greatly appreciated. My father died in , so I can't ask him about it. Many thanks and support to all of you who serve d our country! I will send you a lengthy email back channel. I received this web page from a AF retired buddy of mine. Please go to URL: Good afternoon, members of TSNA!
In surfing the internet today, I found an interesting web site that contains a free download of the pamphlet we were all given upon arrival in Vietnam DoD PG 21A "A pocket guide to Vietnam". Click on the URL: I received the Audio CD's and pin today. I listened to the CD's and a few hit home. I was in the air headed home, when the attack happened. While I was there I took the security police for granted.
I saw them on base or on the flightline but did not realize what they did while I was asleep. Because of them I could sleep at night. I need to thank them for protecting us while we were there. Thank you is not enough. I want to thank God for their presense and remember their fallen comrads.
May they rest in peace. Thank you for sending the CD's and pin. I will wear the pin proudly on my Vietnam Vet cap because I am proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and to have served my country. Edward, thank you for the kind words above. I would like for you to also know that it was not just the security policemen.
We had many augmentee's working along side us, that came from various units on post. We also had many men, like Dave Koopman and Jerald Fish, who picked up their M rifles and went to the perimeter fencing near their barracks to help defend Tan Son Nhut.
Then on post, we had the U. Army, th Attack Helicopter Company, who flew the "Razorbacks. The Vietnamese soldiers who were on the flight line waiting to fly north and were diverted to help defend TSN.
There are many more men and units involved but it took all of us to defend against six battalion, of the enemy. This time, I have so many photographs to put on it, that it is actually going to be two CD's. Now is the time to contact me and share your history at TSN with the rest of us. Take this time to think about sharing with the other veterans. I am also looking for some stories that have not been published in Revetments to go on it also.
It's good for laughs at how much Hollywood didn't, and still doesn't know about the Vietnam War. To obtain the special rate, reservations must be made by calling toll free A total of guest rooms are available and we expect a large turnout, so please make your reservations early. Reservations made with a credit card will not be charged to your account until you actually check in to the hotel.
No pets are allowed. A guest speaker, honored guests, mini-symposiums, and registration costs will be publicized as plans are finalized. I was with the U. Which was attached to the 1st Aviation Brigade, for billeting purposes. I was there during TET and the "U. All the horrors of war broke loose. I'm looking for photo's of the helipad with "Big Red One troops," surrounding it. I used to have photos but they have since decayed.
Thanks and Thanks for the Website. While we are setting in our warm homes "Thanksgiving Day," let's not forget our homless vets.
We can help them by giving to the kitchens that feed them. God Bless all of you. I stayed in building , when I was not on Plantation Road. I have a firefighter friend who is trying to locate pople who were there during his time. I wanted to see if was possible to make contact with anyone who might have served with my father, MSgt.
Little, with the th Tactical Recon Wing. The agency is small about 30 employees and I am one of two veterans working here. He works only hours per day. Last year, only two people thanked me for my service on Veterans Day, one of the few years where that has happened. We left together and went to breakfast before I went to a Veterans Day memorial service. Before I left, several of my co-workers thanked me for my service to the country.
I am going to make a copy for my VFW post. Most of the members are Vietnam Veterans. I am trying to talk some of them to becomeing a member of TSNA. One of my friends here, was stationed at Tan Son Nhut, with the U. Does anyone know Ralph Thomas?
I have just read Terry Longpre's note concerning the issue of not being able to send a letter to a recovering American soldier and it triggered an old thought. Does anyone remember the guy at Tan Son Nhut that wrote a letter to Dear Abby or maybe Ann Landers back in the spring of , stating he was lonely and wanted a letter from someone?
As a result, he received bags of mail and was given space in a building not too far from 7th Air Force Headquarters to store the mail. I, along with others, stopped by and picked up a handful of letters and sent a reply to the sender. Does anyone else remember this? Below is the information off the Walter Reed website. I suppose it is my fault for not checking this out a little better prior to trying to do something nice for those that have served this county.
What makes me really upset is the fact that the Postal Department can dump "junk" main in my personnel mailbox addresses to the "current resident" and when you ask them not to deliverer the stuff, they will tell you by law they have to.
Please pull the message and I'm sorry about the confusion and the time it will take you to correct it. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.
With the support of the U. For security reasons, the Red Cross will be able to accept only holiday cards but not packages. Red Cross volunteers will receive and bundle the cards, which will be shipped by Pitney Bowes Government Solutions. Then, Red Cross volunteers at the medical facilities will distribute the cards throughout the holiday season.
Please address your holiday cards to:. Box Savage, MD It has been awhile since I communicated with you. Just finished reading all the current posting on the TSNA web site about the Veteran Day activities and it warmed my heart.
So proud of those who visited the Memorials and represented ALL veterans. Just a little note about something that warmed my heart on Veterans Day. Received phone calls from my two sons and grandson thanking me for my service to the country. Keep up the good work with the web site. Glad to see the new members listed and the renewal of memberships.
Met a gentlenman on the metro yesterday and was kind to give me this info and help us getting off meto and to the wall at foggybottom. We did helicopter recovery and our call sign was "Pipesmoke Recovery.
Most all of the riders were Vietnam veterans. We rode along streets lined with clapping, cheering, smiling and thankful veterans, their families, as well as citizens. Most of those that we passed had an American flag that they were waving. At the conclusion of the parade there was the usual City and County Proclamations being read by city and county leaders, as well as numerous speeches given by ex-military veterans.
As we sat watching the ceremonies, I watched the various veterans in the crowd and I, along with them, were crying at one time or another. Memories seem to come back during ceremonies such as these. They have a way of resurfacing from the back of our minds. All in all, yesterday was a beautiful day weather wise and it warmed the spirits of those that participated in the event as members of a grateful nation. It was a busy day. This included two 3 volley salutes.
Today is, "Veteran's Day! Hi, I just discovered your website and would like to read the guest book and add my name to it. Leaders may come and go but the men and women of America are here to stay and they remain the same.
They are born, go to school and choose to attend church, marry and become parents of the next generation. They invest everything possible to make a portion of this earth to become a better place. No one can make the whole world a better place.
Only God can accomplish that. Then, there are those who hear a cry of the collective soul for help. They put on uniforms, carry guns and ammo and step into Hades. Beside them are medics, nurses, doctors, pilots and men and women who mirror themselves.
As one, as a unit or as a team they walk into the mouths of Hades all over this world and throw their lives and souls into protecting and serving their fellow human beings.
Day after day they do this. They get knocked down and when possible, they pick themselves up and do it all over again. They do it again and again! When they have served their time in hades, they put themselves back together and go home. They are carried on litters, push their wheelchairs, strap their arms and legs on and they walk home.
Their eyes tell the story and the way they carry their shoulders gives us comfort because we know they were the human beings who have been carrying us all the time. God is everywhere, but oh how glad we are to know that he has blessed us with the men and women who wear uniforms who perform his works and make our world the best that they can.
Thank you from the bottom of the heart of the collective soul of humanity. So much was asked of you and oh, you Blessed people, you gave so much more. Welcome Home brothers and sisters. You do good even today. Inside the Vietnam War Next Prime airing: We thank Jim for thinking of us and his friends in this way.
And we look forward to a future edition of Revetments where we will hopefully have a story and some pictures of this event. The new members are: Ray Asbjornson, from WI. Edward Lynch, from IL.
John Siedlarewicz, from NJ. So far, It appears to be a solo mission. If you want to participate, send me an email. You can get to my email via the membership list at this web site.
Even though only three can "March", all are invited to attend the ceremonies. If you send me an email, I may not reply until Monday, November I'm taking a short vacation from November 6 to 9. Larry Fry, the Revetments editor is currently working on the Dec issue. If you have one, scan it and send it to Larry.
We have emailed you but the email bounced back to us. Good morning, members of TSNA! That email I sent last night to about the children's safety.
Just thought I would let you know that a child was abducted this morning in Knoxville, TN. They found his bike and tennis shoes. Witneses saw it happen. Lets keep our members children safe Jim Gropper. I want to wish every one a safe "scare night" and all of you parents and grand-parent's please try to stay with those young one's, so nothing happens to any of them.
It's a crazy world, with some wierd people out there. You never know, one of those young one's could be a president someday. Make sure they all grow up to live there life to the fullest and to be able to enjoy their childhood. God bless all of you, Jim Gropper. Hey Janice, I have a frightening but amusing story about one night while going to work at my squadron compound, which was inside the fence that went around 7th AF HQ.
I think it should make the next revetments. How do I send it in? Send all of your stories to Larry Fry, Revetments Editor. I will be placing the wreath with two other TSNA members that are yet to be named. Time is passing and for some of us, it is moving faster and faster everyday. You have something you need to do before the last tick of the clock is sounded. Sit down and take a few minutes to write to the Revetments newsletter.
Give us a few minutes of your day. Pick any time between the time you set your boots on Tan Son Nhut until the day you put them on American soil again. We would love to share your memories and thoughts. If you have photographs, send copies.
Revetments is your paper and we need to record the pieces of the human experience before they are forgotten. The generations following you desperately need the truth from people who were there.
Please leave your personal imprint on the real history of Vietnam and Tan Son Nhut. Don't rely on Hollywood to get it straight. Send a paragraph, a page, a photo or just a special memory. Bless the United States of America. On October 12, , you posted a comment I submitted about the first and last American Casualties in the Vietnam War.
I can add to that, the first American killed in Vietnam by a communist. He was shot by a Viet Minh soldier at a roadblock in Saigon. He was leaving the country and on his way to the airstrip in the Village of Tan Son Nhut near Saigon. We are allowed three persons to accompany and place the wreath. I, as always, plan to participate, take pictures, and secure the wreath. Another source has Richard B.
I don't know what the circumstances were to have both listed as the first to die in Vietnam, maybe one was the first American Advisor to die there or one was the first to die in combat, but at any rate the first Americans to Die in Vietnam were stationed at Tan Son Nhut. Another significant fact is that the last two Americans killed in action were also at Tan Son Nhut. They were both killed by the same mortar on April 29, The entrance to the Tan Son Nhut Association's web site refers to "the now historic and once mightiest airfield in the world", to that you could add that we served where the first and the last casualties of the war once served.
My grandfathers name was Lee Seth Rogers. He was born Sep 11 , in Philadelphia , Pa. I've read commendation letters he received from a Maxwell A. I believe he was involved with CBPO. I am not sure what that is the acronym is for. He was first in Vietnam on temporary duty when we just had advisers there. Many trips there between and He was working with S.
From what I have been told. He came back in and was moved to Travis Air Force Base. I was told he was then a part of the 5th Bomber Wing. I don't know how accurate any of this information is, this is all I can remember from what I have been told by my father and what I have read. My father is addiment to the fact he was one awarded the Silver Star, for what I am not sure.
I always believed it was his action at Tan Son Nhut. Thank You again for any help you can give me. I will be in Pigeon Forge this week-end , it sure is a beautiful place this time of year, a great choice for the reunion.
To anyone that would know Gene V. He was on patrol and him and his dog were both shot pretty bad, I was told when I landed there by a friend of ours from our early times his dog was killed and he had been flown somewhere. My memory has faded, but the Gene if this is him was from Tennesee. This is all I can think right now. I just now sent you a lengthy email back channel. I have placed at the bottom of each TSNA web page an additional button. If you believe that you are coming, send an email to me and I will post a special listing at: Pigeon Forge is centrally located in the mid-east and is a great place to meet.
Three great hotels there meet our requirements. We will begin negotiating with them soon and will inform you as soon as one is chosen and firm dates for the reunion have been set. Honored guests and a guest speaker will be announced when plans are finalized. Please contact Charles Penley at: George Plunkett TSN When I was at Tan Son Nhut Sep 67 to Aug 68 , the mortuary was across the road from base supply and in the complex of medical buildings dispensary, dental clinic.
As I understand, the morturary moved several times over the years. On numerous occasions I had to go to supply late at night and I saw the movement of bodies to the flight line for shipment home. Looking at my old maps and dialing in Google Earth, you can see the old base supply buildings. Oddly enough, the maps have all the medical facilities and supply marked. The mortuary is not marked. I can only reason the maps are were printed while the morgue was elsewhere or since the morgue was so private, someone chose not to mark the location.
I am a new member and purchased the Pictorial Project CD. It was very well done and brought back many memories. After all these years, I felt that I was there again seeing things I had forgotten through the years. Now I can show family and friends what Vietnam looks like. I commend you for a job well done. Regarding where I worked, if you don't mind, I'd be interested in where the U. Army Mortuary was because I worked across the road from it.
If so, contact him and me. Dilworth, Robert Lee Sylvester. To get the full story, please go to the following website: Today is the seventh anniversary of the Sep 11, , "Attack On America. My thinking is that he was in this plane crash and they listed him as "missing" until they could get a positive ID on the body Please and thank you, in advance, Jerry A. On Aug 5, , I mentioned that we are searching for a photograph of the two radar domes, Christmas decorations, during Dec 19, The photograph has not been located as of yet.
If you would like to receive a copy of the article, let me know and I will email it to you. Looking for information on the rocket attacks in early May Tan Son Nhut.
Especially in the Area. If anyone can provide me with details. Many thanks, Randall J. It's Labor Day, have a good one on this important and busy day.
Look at the above rotating banners to see some of the suggestions so far. Let Charles Penley know of your recommendation. They all say it was a great experience for them and all enjoyed the evening. Some were very impressed with our quest speaker, Adrian Cronauer, and stated it was a great honor to meet him and all of us. One problem for them; however, though I can get to our web site here at work, they block the links to all of the pictures.
I think I will have to download them somehow on my home computer and then email them to myself here at work. Bottom line, they are not able to see the great pictures of themselves at the reunion. Thanks again for the great time and new friends I met at the reunion. God bless all of you. I have listed all the times that Tan Son Nhut was attacked but scarce information when Saigon was attacked.
Now I ask everyone's help and input: If you know of a date of an attack on Saigon, then please let me know. If you have a newspaper article or some sort of document and willing to share it with others, then please let me know and I will accumulate those items.
I was assigned to the th Communications Squadron, arriving in-country on Dec 27, Then there was Tet I can never begin to thank the gallant members of the th Security Police Squadron enough for their courageous efforts in thwarting that attack. I was on duty at the switchboard at 7th AF HQ that night and could do nothing more than to maintain my post, knowing that I would have to rely on your efforts to allow me to do so. I personally knew some of the th SPS. In particular, I remember Sgt E.
I also remember Col Peebles attending a party or two thrown by the th Communications Sq. I had the pleasure of placing phone calls back to the States for many of the squadron members. I really enjoy our website. I am a member of the Tan Son Nhut Association, www. The th Security Police Squadron had over Augmentee's assigned to them. Those men came from the various units around TSN. Augmentee's normally stayed for approximately ninety days.
Some stayed with us their entire tour. Then there were many men who obtained weapons from their secured conex's. Men such as Dave Koopman and Jerald Fish of the th Field Maintenance Squadron, who took it upon themselves to defend their section of the perimeter.
Ninety men who broke down into thirty man platoons and were identified as Army 1, Army 2 and Army 3 during the battle. Then everyone that was on base who did their various jobs, made the winning of the battle possible.
There are many other units that I have not mentioned who were there. It is the men of the th Security Police Squadron who stand tall and render a "Salute" to everyone that was present. It is a beautiful "License Plate Frame. Do you have it in your patch collection. First come, first serve on this one remaining patch. I was very pleased with the reunion. In addition to meeting in person people I had come to know through e-mails and postings on the TSNA website, I met some people who were strangers when I arrived but not when I left.
I had a great time. For those who were at the Tet presentation, I mentioned the failed efforts in the early stages of the attack to launch a RF-4C to collect intelligence. A more complete version of that event can be found on my Air Force Together We Served profile located at: If you think that you qualify, please fill it out and send it in immediately!!! Around the 1st of October , I got a 3 month early out, didn't want to wait. I got a flight on a body detail to Okinawa. I don't recall pilot's or crew's names or type of plane, maybe C transport or if it was Army or Air force.
The plane was loaded with casualty's, aluminum like boxes called TARFF case's I think they were stacked down the middle jump seats along the sides where I sat. Some of the crew came back and talked for a while.
I carried a 6. I would like to find out if there would be anyway to find flight list, names and if my name would be on flight list. Also I had to register the 6. Is there somewhere that I can get info on these things? Any help or ideas would be appreciated. First of all thanks Larry for getting the August Revetments up on the web site.
Brought back some wonderful memories of my time at the reunion. I was really touched by the Missing Man Ceremony. It is the first time I had heard the explanation of what each item on the able means. Although we have an MIA table set up at our VFW post in Columbia being a part of this ceremony will remain with me for the rest of my life.
It was an honor and a sense of pride to have one of the Air Force Staff Sergeants from the Honor Guard sitting at the same table with me. It was so good to meet the personnel that I had been dealing with via email. The briefings given on Friday were all very interesting and informative. I now realize how lucky I am to have survived the 68 TET Offensive because of the heroic actions of the th Security Police and the other military sent into assist in the defense of TSN Looking forward to the announcement of where the next reunion will be.
My tour of duty was from Nov to Feb Our mess hall fed some troops a day as grunt units were pulled in from the field for showers, food, etc. We lived in tent barracks for around three months and my supply room was also in a tent.
Would this compound be included in the Tan Son Nhut Association? I have searched for years on line trying to find out what happened after I left. I do know that the compound was moved to Long Binh. Does anyone in your organization know?
Hope to hear from you. I'm very sorry that I was unable to attend the reunion. Several things came up around that time that I really needed to attend to. I especially regret missing Adrian Cronauer. I would like to take the opportunity to thank those that took pictures of the TSA Reunion and for sharing them with those of us that did not attend.
On November 18, I, in company with about 18 other U. One of the wounded was SSgt Ed Bebe, who was sitting with me. I have some requests of you: Can you tell me how to do that? If you require any further information, please contact me at your convenience. I would like to thank you for your consideration in this matter. I will send you an email back channel. You came early to the reunion, sat and talked and allowed many pictures to be taken.
You became our Brother. Welcome to the family! We enjoyed meeting and getting to know you. You are the best!
We are all home now and I hope everyone had a safe trip. Thanks for the best Tan Son Nhut Association family reunion. We loved meeting and spending time with the new members, but, we missed all of you who could not attend this year. The banquet program was marvelous. Thank you, Gary Redlinski for your wonderful photography.
See you next year. Love both of you. Meeting so many of the members was really interesting. Many stories were swapped and I got a first hand explanation of the Tan Son Nhut map which was handed out. The briefing on TET was really good and again, I learned so much about that attack. It took some 40 plus years but I finally got some information first hand. Thanks to everyone who put it together. The Honor Guard at the banquet was just awesome.
We should be so proud of the young military who are carrying out the defense of this nation. I was happy to have met all the TSN officers who were present. They are to be commended for putting together this past reunion.
I am glad that awards were handed out, Congrats to all! Adrain Cronaner's presentation on MIAs was very formative and interesting. On my way back at a rest stop on I, there was a vet handing out MIA stickers of which I took one and placed it on the window of my truck. I look forward to the announcement on the next reunion. I would like to suggest Charleston SC.
I just got back from St Louis and I have the winning raffle ticket, Had a great time at the reunion and a good time playing some golf with my old AF Buddy. Was so good to meet all of you face to face. Loved the Honor Guard at the Banquet. Will hopefully have some pictures for you shortly. He is well know for saying, "Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning, Vietnam! Renewal for five years 5.
Looking for a photograph of the two radar domes on Tan Son Nhut showing the star or the shape of a Christmas tree on them. If you have a photo or know a web site that has them, then let me know. Today, I kept an doctor's appointment with a specialist to which my primary care physician had referred me about a nodule found on my thyroid.
This was not a VA appointment, and had nothing to do with the VA. When the doctor entered the room he went right to my veteran's cap with the USARV patch on it, and I could see his eyes light up.
Our people can be found everywhere. It's a small world. Jim Dugan Life Member. Even though we have just finished the Tan Son Nhut Association Reunion, we are thinking of the next location for our reunion. We are asking our members which city and activity that they would like see and attend.
The purchaser got one numbered ticket and TSNA got the copy of that numbered ticket. On the last day, Aug 3, three hundred and twenty three tickets had been sold.
The winning number is: An alternate ticket was chosen, just in case the winner does not present themselves or their winning ticket. Alternate ticket number is: Will both holders of these two tickets come forth and identify themselves to Charles Penley, at the above email address.
Both ticket holders have until November 5, to identify themselves to Charles Penley. We will identify the winner on this web page and in the Revetments newsletter. If the two ticket holders do not identify themselves by midnight, Nov 5, the money will go into the TSNA funds as a donation. It was a pleasure to meet you and Janice at the Reunion.
We both enjoyed your presentation. Louis, MO officially ended this morning Aug 3, This evening as I sit with my laptop computer on the quiet Mezzanine level of the Renaissance St. That room was our first and last stop during this, our first Reunion, where my wife and I met many new friends and never felt like strangers.
The graphics and photos accompanying the presentations were very interesting. It was an honor to have Adrian Cronauer as a special guest and speaker at the banquet. He spent time visiting with members in the Hospitality Suite before and after the banquet and came to the farewell breakfast buffet this Sunday morning. At the banquet, he graciously autographed items for members, including the vest that I wore riding in Rolling Thunder, Washington, DC this year.
I would definitely recommend to any member thinking about attending a future reunion, to go if possible and experience first-hand the friendship and camaraderie with other TSNA members. We want to express our thanks to all at the Tan Son Nhut Association for a wonderful reunion last weekend in St.
Judy and I had a wonderful time meeting old friends and making new ones. We eagerly look forward to next year's reunion. One suggestion for a location is Nashville I was stationed with th Comommunications Squadron and worked at the relay center in the top of the aircraft hanger, where the old MAT HQ was formerly.
That was within a stone's throw of the POL dump that was hit on April 13th. I was also there in the December attack and when Bien Hoa's ammo dump was hit.
I remember lots of hard work, long hours and few days off. I first was living in the old French barracks in front of the NCO club and then later was moved to the Area and the two story barracks. Still have lots of memories of buddies which I lost have contact with. Wish I knew what happened to N. At 67, my memory is not as good as it once was.
Wish the TSNA dues were a little lower. I have all the attacks listed at URL: As an old admin guy, I just had to research this information. Counting down to my visit to St Louis. Hope to see some of you folks there. This is in response to Tom Bell's question about the promotion list. Disregard if already answered, I could be all wrong! Hey guys, I have a question. On my sergeants promotion list there are 3 columns. The 1st column is for the person's name; 2nd column shows his SSN and the 3rd column is labeled PAS, under which are three letters indicating the organization I believe that the member was assigned to.
What do the letters PAS stand for? What does JXO, stand for? Bill was just released after spending 24 days in the hospital. He is terminally ill and beginning hospice care at home. He would appreciate email from the men who served with him and from his friends in the VSPA. His contact info is confidential to avoid any possibility of SPAM and hate mail. He is weak and requests no phone calls at this time.
He would really appreciate the email. Lord, Please keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth so that I do not offend my brother. I remember talking to new members of the th Security Police Squadron, after the Dec 4th attack. They stated they were flying into Tan Son Nhut from the Phillipines, when the pilot came over the PA system and told them, they were turning back to the Phillipines, as the base was under attack and they are fighting on the main runway.
How true that was. I remember when I flew into Vietnam, not knowing what to expect. If the pilot had told me that, It would have scared the you no what out of me. I just downloaded a Tan Son Nhut Association Application and was wondering if anyone knew the burial place of a man who was a second father to me, Master Sergeant William G. He lived in Tempe, Arizona, and had a wife and son, possibly a daughter.
He was a Poster Child for never-say-die. Born poor around , he was an orphan by age 11 or so and the only work he could get was as a groom at an exclusive Maryland Riding Club where pretty young socialite girls helped him with his high school lessons. His only home then was a disused tack room at the end of one of the stables, his only light a kerosene lamp, his only desk a battered roll-top, his only bed an old brass one.
He bought his own paper and pencils and tried to enlist at the age of 16 in January, but the Recruiter said to come back when he was 17 with written permission from his parents. He protested that he had no parents.
A place I later visited in , when I went to Germany with my mother at age 11 to visit my sister and her Army Sergeant Husband, based at Dachau. I met him in March, , at Tan Son Nhut and served under his command. He would be well over 80 years old nowadays and I hope he made it back to Tempe. I wrote my unpublished memoirs some years ago and he has a prominent place, but he was really broken up about my leaving without coming by to say goodbye.
Was it luck or Providence that Our Generation fought so hard in Vietnam to do our jobs and that most of us have struggled ever since to make it in the Civilian World? I ran into a guy whose parents had to fork over the money they'd saved for his college education just to get him into the Air National Guard to avoid Vietnam. Strangely enough, I liked Vietnam and would do it all over again if given the chance.
Maybe some others would like to find those they served with. Reading the stories regarding the mortuary at Tan Son Nhut has brought back an experience that I had there. While serving at TSN, I played in a soul music band during off duty hours the Rotations and one of the members was Army Sgt Moseley, assigned to the mortuary.
On one occasion, I was sent there to pick him up. I went into the office, and they said he was in the records section. At the records section they told me to look for him in the embalming area. This was a bit hard to take, but the bodies being processed looked peaceful, at least.
However, the guys working in embalming told me to look for Sgt Moseley in receiving. So I did, and that's where I witnessed body bags being opened that were fresh off the helicopters and trucks.
This was really hard to view without becoming very emotional, so I yelled at whoever was working to tell Sgt Moseley that Dave is out front to pick him up and left the building. About fifteen years later, the experience came back to me while I was having dinner with friends in Florida. Nothing triggered it as far as conversations or references, but it was strong enough to make me leave the room for a while and pull it back together.
If you have been on the fence about coming and joining us, you now have another week to make your reservation. The hotel has informed us also that there are no rooms available anymore for the 29th, in case you might have been planning to come early and enjoy the activities in St. See you in St. I am Dennis Larry Gist and was stationed with the th photo squadron as a motion pictire film editor. I edited the film that was taken by the camera pods, backseat camera men and ground footage of operations by the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
I am interested in contacting any one from the th Photo Squadron. Please email me at the address above. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Dennis Gist. It appears that since all units in Vietnam and Thailand received this award, the SOs were cut in numerical order. This SO has units beginning with 12, 13 and I want to say "Happy Birthday, America.
If I go through my old, I mean old, slides and find some from my time at USARV Headquarters, number one, would you be interested in having some copies and number two, if so, what format would you want them in CD, etc? Well, I guess CD would be the only choice, but what do I know about computers??
Welcome Home my Friends, Daniel J. I will send you a private email. Looking for a good quality photograph of the American Flag and the South Vietnamese Flag that have their staffs crossed.
Can you help me find such a photograph. I know a number of members served during the same period and may have served with him: Gault, 57, died February 17 at his home in Keene, New Hampshire, from a heart attack. Montrose, MI Ph: I'm still working on the final speaker. Is anyone interested in attending the baseball game on Friday evening?