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Thanks Al

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19 Jan 11

1/19/11 REQUEST FOR HELP FROM THE 119th AHC: Bob Kilpatrick is searching for anyone who knew or who knew of : SP4 Moon Wai Lock died in Vietnam Jun 28 1965. Bob was told he was in the 119th AHC,but he believes it was the 140th Trans Det.and is attempting to confirm what company SP4 Lock was in.
Please contact me at: namvet42@hotmail.com

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1/12/11:REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Hello I am trying to find someone who served with the unit during it's deactivation in Vietnam and it's reactivation in Korea,
or any one who served with the unit in Korea in 72-73 time frame. Jimmy Sutterfield- jrsehs321@tds.net Jimmy Sutterfield 1SG(Ret)

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From: Ruben Rasso
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010

I have been working on a patriotic endeavor to honor the memory of Warrant Officer, Timothy McKiernan,
Who died in a Helicopter accident on1-28-68 at Bien Hoa Airbase, our base camp.
We were both members of the 117th Asssault Helicopter Company"Warlords".

It seems we are getting closer to dedication of a Veterans Memorial in the City of Corona, CA.
My hometown when I entered the military in 1967.

At dedication, I and Timothy McKiernan would be honored to have the 117th and any member willing to attend, present.
I will keep you posted as we approach completion.

For more details, visit our website at: www.cvmdivision.org/

With Respect,

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Subject: Need help with information
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 03:00:47 -0500
From: baskin50@aol.com

I would like to contact members of my crew but don't know where to start. I'm specifically looking for the crew that was involved in a mission where some were eventually awarded Silver stars and Distinguished Flying Crosses. I know my gunner was Jones but I can't recall his first name. The officers that day I have no idea. I would like to know or hear from them or anyone that knows there names. I think my tail number was either 16208 or 16800.
What I recall about the mission that day in 68 I think. We were supplying a infantry company when they encountered a much larger force. We were unable to use our guns due to the proximity of the two opposing forces and continued to hover and lower and drop supply's to them. As we hovered we were taking automatic weapons fire with several hits to the cabin area and unknown to us at the time a hit to one of the rotor drag braces. The brace was almost cut in half. The ship was out of service for several days for repairs. I left country in September I think. I received my award while I was in a holding company State side. you can reach me by E-mail at baskin50@aol.com
Joe Parent
Attleboro Mass
Crew Chief 67-68

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Baskin50@aol.com Sent: Wed 12/03/08 5:56 PM

To: namvet42@hotmail.com

The information that I have found is my first ship was #66-00800 that had to be destroyed after landing on stumps in a LZ.  Mr. McGovern was the pilot. I just happened to be on R&R the day this occurred. I have a photo of Mr. Reese using a grenade launcher on it.

The ship in question was tail # 67-17208 and the action took place on April 18,1968 the operation was north east of Saigon. while supporting two rifle company's that came into contact with an estimated enemy battalion. I believe the author may have been a LTC Donald E. Mulligan. Major Kinsely may have been the 117th CO at that time?

67-17208 was a bran new ship that I got after the Con-Tho incident that I'm sure everyone recalls if they were there! I was suppose to be the lead ship that day but due to a leaking main rotor servo I red X-ed the ship. I quickly signed off on it once the S hit the fan and went in on the second wave. Maybe some of these stories will jog some old memories? You can post this if you wish and anyone can contact me directly if needed. Thanks Joe Parent

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10 MAR 08

CAN YOU HELP

From: Shawn Smith

Love Letters Roger Lee Smith

I am a niece of Roger Lee Smith he was in the 117 Aviation Company, he was from South Point,Ohio. My daughter is doing a social studies fair project on My Family Hero which is about him. Heis her great Uncle. We are trying to find anyone that knew him or has any pictures of him that were in his group. Anything would be appreciated. Thank you very much and God Bless. Tonya Smith "mailto:tyemkodmom@verizon.net

Please send a copy of any correspondence related to Roger Lee Smith to the 117th AHCVA as well. Thank You.

 

 

23May 05

 

Hello.  My name is Christina Thomas.  I found your site while looking for information on my forever friend Virgil.  He died in 1992 while other pages list him as dying in 1993.
 
Just so you know I'm not just out for jollies, I'll give you some info on our relationship.  Virgil was always much older than me but very handsome.  I met him at a company my step-father ran for disabled persons.  Virgil was not physically disabled, but was otherwise due to what he had seen and done in Vietnam.  Our relationship began there.  We were both seeing other people (I was at that time in a very abusive relationship) but our affair turned into years of very close friendship.  I miss him almost daily.
 
My now husband and I were leaving in a hurry for a camping trip one day in `92.  Virgil called as we were walking out the door and I let it go to my answering machine.  I will regret that for the rest of my life.  When we returned I called him at the Cincinnati VA Hosp. as he was working there.  After much interrogation by his superior, I was told he died the Friday night he called me.  I won't go into those details, but I live with the guilt constantly.  Maybe I could have helped him.  I don't know.
 
Can you help me find someone who knew him?  I would love to be able to speak or email to a person who knew this wonderful man.
 
Please help me.  Thank you.
 
Christy Thomas
ChrisThms@aol.com

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25 Jan 05

Hello,
I'm Kelly Mayhew daughter of  Col. John Mayhew 281st.
My boyfriends father died last year and I'm trying to find any information about him.
I would like to know if you know anything about his father. This is going to be a surprise
for him so I don't have much info to go on.
Information I have:
Name: John L. Hawley
He was a pilot or I think he was a gunner.
He was in the 117 Air Brigade or Cave? I know the 117 is right.
Pleiku -- I know he was in this area.
Here is a copy of his obituary:
John L. Hawley, 79, a career noncommissioned officer in the Army, died of respiratory failure July 28 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax.
Mr. Hawley, a native of Pomeroy, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and flew B-17, B-24 and B-29 aircraft in the Pacific theater. His aerial reconnaissance photography over heavily defended enemy territory prepared troops for the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The work earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross.
After World War II, he worked as a plant supervisor in a Chrysler Airtemp plant in Dayton, Ohio, for several years and then reenlisted in the military. He joined the Army and saw tours of duty in Japan, France, Belgium, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous Air Medals and Army Commendation Medals and retired in 1974 as a sergeant first class.

If you have any information please let me know. I know I don't have much to go on. But it's worth a try. I hope you can help me!

Thank you!!!

Kelly Mayhew

If you can help I'll forward your replies. Thanks

 

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25 Jan 05

RE: CHARLIE PRESNELL

Hi Al,
    Our good friend Charlie Presnell left us on May 4, 2003 and I would
love to hear anything about him from those who might have known him in
Vietnam.

He was well known and respected in the Popular Rotorcraft Association, a
group of us crazy people that like to fly Gyrocopters.  Charlie was
gruff and cantankerous, until you got to really know him and then you
realized that it was all a facade for someone who was really a great guy
wih a great sense of humor.  Someone in the PRA wrote that he had his
Huey shot out from under him, while trying to rescue a Special Forces
team that had been compromised.

I would really enjoy hearing from anyone who knew Charlie in Vietnam and
can tell me more about him, which I would pass on to those who really
cared for him.

Thank You,  George R Moore
 

From :  George Moore <GEROOM@webtv.net>

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KEN MEDSKER <KENMEDSKER@msn.com>
Sent :  Monday, January 10, 2005 10:41 PM
   
Subject :  117th aviation   Robert K Paik
   
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I am helping a vet who was the unit in Vietnam I was at your site and see that his name is listed as is the warrant officer he flew with, I am looking for information on a incident that took place on December 18 1964,helo  tail number 622070 he was finally awarded the purple heart in 1997 and was also put in for another award by the Warrant  Officer, the vets name is Robert K Paik the warrant Officers name is P. Cary Shelton from reading what the Officer has to say I feel this Vet should get what he does have coming and any information on this may help him thanks you for your time and if anyone knows what took place on that date please have them get a hold of me at KENMEDSKER@msn.com my web site for the Veterans Organization is http://kauai-vets.com  thanks again.  Kenneth E Medsker
                                                                   President and Founder
                                                                   KAUAI VIETNAM VETERANS RESEARCH ORGANIZATION.

 

 

Terri Carmon <rjctlc68@hotmail.com>
Sent :  Monday, January 10, 2005 9:17 AM
   
Subject :  117th    WAYLAND F. MULLENAX
 
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JANUARY 10TH, 2005
MONDAY MORNING
 
   I AM WRITING TO YOU FOR MY FATHER. HIS NAME IS WAYLAND F. MULLENAX AND HE SEVERED IN THE ARMY FROM SEPTEMBER 1962 - MAY 1964.
ARMY AVIATION   117TH AIR MOBIL LT   SP/4  IN QUI NHON, VIETNAM.
   HE REMEMBERS A CAPTAIN CARVER AND HE REMEMBERS HE HAD A FRIEND THAT LIVED IN NEW MEXICO AT THE TIME THAT WAS SERVING WITH HIM.
   HE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH HIM DURING THIS TIME OR WHO REMEMBERS HIM.
E-MAIL ADDRESS IS  rjctlc68@hotmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

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 15FEB03

I have a problem for which there may not be a solution.  I am trying to get the history on a B-model Huey I flew on as a door gunner in 64.  I only flew with that crew for about four weeks but I don' remember the exact dates, nor do I have the aircraft numbers.  I know it was just before the M-60's arrived as I had an M-14 for the door.  The pilot was a Capt. Garner or Gardner and the crew chief was  Sp 5 Scott.  I tried Gary Rousch but he felt I didn't have enough info.  Any Ideas?   Dave Holden    anneholden@harbornet.com

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15FEB03

If anyone has had contact with the family of  GREGORY SCOTT MORGAN, KIA 3/15/71, please contact me at namvet42@hotmail.com

Gregory was from the Atlanta, GA area.

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We Have been asked to locate the family of Capt. John Joseph Livingston KIA 11 Nov 66. If anyone should know how to make contact with the family please let us know at : namvet42@hotmail.com

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ANYONE HAVING ANY INFORMATION,
PLEASE RESPOND

ANYONE HAVING ANY INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF CAPTAIN TORBIN, WHO POSSIBLY WITNESSED THE CRASH OF 9/30/71 WHICH INVOLVED KIA, FREDERIC CONRAD HEBERT, OR HAVING ANY OTHER INFO REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, PLEASE CONTACT BRIAN PIGGOTT AT SirDruid@aol.com

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