|Name:||E. Ray Austin, MSG (USA Ret)|
|Comments:||I was with the 12th CAB from Jan 1971 until Jan 1972, at
Black Jack Pad, Plantation, RVN as a 31B20 Radio Repairman. This was my
2nd tour of duty in Vietnam, first was Jan 1969 until Jan 1970 at DAK
TO, Central Highlands.
Love your website and all the pictures!
|Name:||Taylor, William Ward|
|Comments:||Was at 12th Group HQ in Long Binh from January 1970 till
I drove a mail Truck; Col "Corn Cob 6" John C. Hughes, and a water truck while stationed there.
Also played basket ball with the Group team.
some of the guys called me "TINY".
A guy named Gregg Smith who was from Ohio was a room mate.
|Comments:||Nice to see so many pictures of the 12th AG and the personnel.|
|Comments:||Robert King and I were hooch mates. 1970. HHQ. Bob was in S-1 and I was in S-2|
|Comments:||Hand Salute. I am so glad all of you made it home safely. Remember our colleagues that didn't including those that came home less than whole.|
|Name:||johnny paul cochran|
|Comments:||I was with the 12thcaghdq.co at long binh from 10/3/67 til 3/68. I was transferred to saigon circa april 68 as laison for 12thcag.I was under the command of col. psaki&capt.brownlee as battalion commander&co. commmanders respectively.|
|Comments:||I am the historian for the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia (11thcavnam.com). The 9th Signal Corps Detachment, part of HHC, 12th CAG, supported our Regiment at Blackhorse Base Camp. I am writing a history of our Regiment and would like to contact anyone who served with the 9th SC DET at Blackhorse 1966-1969.|
|Comments:||I was at 12th Combat Group working at the Aviation Safety
Office from December 1967 to January 1969.
|Comments:||Attached is an interesting account of the Tet attack on Bien
Hoa and Long Binh compounds
|Comments:||I served in the 12th CAG Flt Detachment under Col. Nick Psaki, 1968.|
|Comments:||I served in the 195th Assault Helicopter Company in 1970. In '71, after the 195th went home, I completed my tour as Executive Officer of HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group. Thanks for compiling this information and photos. It is a walk down memory lane.|
|Name:||E. Ray Austin, USA, Retired|
|Comments:||I was looking over your website
http://www.nonags.org/members/12cag/ and wanted to say that I was with
HHC 12th Cbt Avn Gp from Jan 1971-Jan 1972, as a Radio Repairman. Cpt.
David Bell was our COMMO Officer, he was a pilot also.
Enjoy your website, just started to explore it so have a ways to go.
MSG. E. Ray Austin, USA, Retired
Please visit my Website: http://ERayA.fotki.com
|Comments:||I served as a cook for a company called HHQ 12 Combat Aviation but it was stationed in FT Wayne Wright, Alaska from Oct 1969 until the unit transferred to Viet Nam. I did not have enough time left to go with the group. Do I have the facts right? Please email me if you know.|
|Name:||William L. (Bill) Tackett|
|Comments:||I would like to wish all the old buddies I served with and all the buddies I never met at HHC 12th CAB a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR. Regards Mate, Bill.|
|Comments:||Great web page. I was in the 576 Ord Co 3 Ord Bat long Binh July 1969 to July 1970. I was an operation / Company clerk and later the battalion commander s drive.|
|Comments:||Amazing stuff. Truly amazing.|
|Comments:||Hello again from Raymond Keith,
I served HHC Jan.'66 until May '67. I was at the Villa-Ton
Son Nhut and advance party to Long Bihn. I first was clerk
for Air Safety until SP Ferguson came back from Phillipines
after being hit by taxi cab. I also worked in message center and was also secret document carrier. Extended 4 mos. to get early out. Worked in civic action team. Still
in contact with James Don Alfaro, Howard Mead and Gale
Metcalf. Met a lot of good men both officers and Ems.
|Comments:||I was in HHC 12th CAG May 71 - Aug 71 then 772d Med Det Bearcat and 197th Med Det at Long Thung North before coming back to Plantation to HHC 145th CAB in Feb 1972 and DEROS Mar 1972. A lot of moving from unit ot unit due to standowns. I was a Flight Medic in Bearcat and Long Thung North and a DEROS Clerk in Plantation. I returned to Viet Nam in 2010 on business and spent 3 days in Saigon a lot has changed.|
|Comments:||Served with HHC 12th CAG from Nov 66 to May 68. Worked with the Army Aviation Element at III Corp Hqs.|
I had just been back been back to Vietnam, I went back to Bien Hoa/ Tam Hiep village.
Saw your old base and talked to the old people in the area and they still remember the americans.
I was back to help an former member of your unit in locate hes vietnamese relatives.
if you like to know more about the area today,then feel free to contact me
|Name:||Jack Kelly, USAF Ret.|
|Comments:||Hi, my name is Jack Kelly and I am a cousin of Warrant Officer Francis J. Klassen, deceased, who lost his life on Nov 10, 1971 in VN. (Panel W2, Line 65 on the VN Memorial Wall)The only family member out of 9 who served in the military to lose his life. Our family is very small and I am trying to put together a family history of those who served in the military. Part of my plan is to have patches from those units in which they served. I have visited the wall and have an etching of his name, his picture and would like to obtain patches from the 334th AHC, 12th AVN Group, 1st Aviation BDE. If you could help me obtain the patches I would be deeply appreciative of your assistance. I have looked on the internet and located the patches but I and the family would like to have patches from individuals who were in that Unit or knew Francis. (We called him Knobby) As a Vietnam Vet I salute you and thank you for your service, welcome home.|
|Name:||Jeffrey Coen (father is Lyle Coen)|
|Comments:||Just wanted to kown how many of you men have Agent Orange
Medical effects from it like my Dad has.
I was born with a deformation of my pelvis and missing my femer bone and have tiba and a foot and have had 11 operations on my leg foot hip and a few on my back. I am justsking if anyone else from his friends that were there with Lyle Coen from February 1967 to February of 1968.
Please E-mail me if anyone has kids with problems and if any of you Have Agent Orange Dixion Poisoning. Thank-you for your time and if so E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to find anyone from the 12th CAG that served in Long Binh Camp in 1969, anyone that can help me to draw an map of the base and the area.
I planned to head back to look for the base, so I need someone that can do an detailed map,.
|Comments:||I served with the 3rd Squadron 17th Air Cavalry, 12th Combat Aviation Group in Viet Nam between 1967 and 1968. I was a radio teletype operator. Sure would like to hear from you. Jack|
|Name:||Larry Guins USA Ret|
|Comments:||Feb 1967 thru Sep 1968 Served with 12 cbt Avn Gp Supply,
Where are you Larry Wilson and Dennis Breznahan, also Jack Furnish and McMahan?
|Name:||MIKE VAN RYN|
|Comments:||happy new year all. I WAS 11B security from mar 67 to jul 68 i would like to hear from any one from that time period.i still have all the tet pictures . also im in one of Kens photos . hope to hear from you. happy new year. Mike|
|Comments:||I wish all former 12th CAG members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2012.|
|Name:||gene h. joseph|
|Comments:||I was originally given orders for this group.
After processing out of the 90th Repl. Bn. were were assembled in front of HQ, 185th Maint. Bn and all of us were asked who could type? Two of us raised out hand, were asked to fall out, go inside and take a typing test.
After which we wer re-assigned to HQ.
|Comments:||Assistant Aviation Safety Officer from about March 1969 to October 1969 working for CPT Joe Winters. Returned in November 1971 as Group Aviation Safety Officer until early return in August 1972.|
|Comments:||I was group flight surgeon during Col Fern's command.
Really enjoyed the site and would love to hear from any of my buds.
|Comments:||Very nice site. I was with HHC 214th Cbt Avn Bn at Bearcat. We always enjoyed our trips to the 12th Group HQ. It was always "strictly business" we never stopped at the EM Club before going back. LOL|
|Name:||Stacey Douglas Jones|
|Comments:||My uncle, Mike Uhlig, served with the 12th in February 1967
for a total of 6 days before piloting a chopper that crashed killing
all on board. I am hoping someone might remember him and have more
information for us. As with any casualty, the loss it leaves the family
is a hole in their universe that is never filled. My grandmother never
got over the loss of her only son, and my mother, their only other
child, still misses her little brother.
Here is Mike's profile. Can any in the group provide any additional information?
Michael Steven Uhlig
Home of Record: Granada Hills, CA
Date of birth: 05/11/1945
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: W1
Rank: Warrant Officer
ID No: W3155150
MOS: 062B: Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Length Service: 01
Unit: 334TH AHC, 145TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Start Tour: 02/10/1967
Incident Date: 02/16/1967
Casualty Date: 02/16/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
Many thanks from a proud American for all you did in service to this country. I honor each and every member of the armed services every chance I get, especially the men and women who served in Vietnam.
Stacey Douglas Jones
|Comments:||USAF SSGT. assigned to Forward Air Control Liason at the bunker IIFFV on Plantation. Approx. 6 USAF communications and 6 weather weenies. We had a hooch near the comm tower. Survived the attack of Feb 23, 1969. Hardly ever hear anything about the attacks all around country that several days. John Levitow, USAF, was overhead that night in a C-47 Spooky, helping protect us and earned the MOH for saving his aircraft. Thanks to the 552 MPs HQ/HHC and all the rest who manned the perimeter that few days.|
|Comments:||Just stopped by to see who has been here as of late. Was with 12th from July 70 to March 71. Crewed for Corn Cob Six and Col. Fern. Gunner Hans Sig and pilot CW2 Carter.|
|Comments:||Nice site, really enjoyed it!
Wayne, e-mail me. The mail I use is not configured to work with the link I click for e-mailing you. I think I can help you find some of your friends that you lost contact with.
|Name:||Earl Frank Rice Sp4|
|Comments:||I served with the HHC 12 Combat Aviation Group from August 1968 until April 1969, as a Medic. I worked with Charlie Pearson, Sgt. Ralph Terry, Major Eric Lindstrom, and Captain Snodgrass(Doctors).|
|Comments:||I served as door gunner then crew chief for Blackjack 6, Col
Lambert from about April to Dec. of 68. Have several pics of our ship
and the Col. but will have to locate them to send.
Keep up the good work Wayne
|Comments:||I really appreciate that you maintain this site. Not many people from my time there (65-66) but really appreciate reading the comments and looking at the photos.|
|Comments:||I was with the 12th Group from around June or July, 1968
to March 1969. I worked in S-3 as a Draftsman/Illustrator.
the S-3 was headed by LTC Volzo at the time. Also, there was
a MAJ Zahn there at that time. My co-hort at the latter part of my tour was Spec 5 Jerry Henderson and my room mate was PFC Swann. The 1st Sgt at S-3 was a SFC Kunish.If anyone remembers'any of these guys, contact me.
|Comments:||I was in S-2 in 69-70 in 12 combat aviation group and Col Dantos driver. Corn Cob six was the commander|
|Name:||Robert W. Frost|
|Comments:||I began my tour in August '70 flying for the 195th Assault Helicopter Company. When the unit stood down in December, I moved over to 12 CAG to assume the open slot for Executive Officer of HHC,12th Group. I was a 1LT and served under the command of CPT Louis Scipioni at HHC. Col Fern was Group Commander. I completed my tour in August '71 at HHC, 12th Group.|
|Comments:||I was at 12th CAG during the '68 TET Offensive.|
|Comments:||Would enjoy hearing from 12 GP 69-70 members.
Was a Cpt. in G-3.
Anyone know whereabouts of:
Cpt. Les Rooker (G-3),
Sp5 Stephen Johnson,
Sp4 Deril Loyd,
Col. Dudley Price.
|Comments:||Hey,was a scout with C trp, 3/17th....interviewed and got the
job flying Col John Hughes (Corn Cobb 6) and Col leo Turner...was a
Ltc, US Army retired
|Comments:||I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and health New Year. I hope that our men and women serving overseas in all branches of the military and civilian service have a safe holiday and are home soon.|
|Comments:||Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.|
|Name:||Terry O. Phillips|
|Comments:||Served under Captain Jeff Tuller, July 1969 - April 1970|
|Comments:||So good to see so many from memory lane. Hope all are doing well. I was Col Fern's driver from Nov. 70 until he left in June 71, then suntanned at our Ed. Ctr. until I derosed. Some may remember that my younger brother Randy arrived in May of 71 and we shared a room until I left in August 71. He was the RATT Rig operator at night in the Comm. Bunker. He died in November 2008 from many related diseases Agent Orange, Lymphoma and overworked heart. Strangely, after I left he supposedly received two Bronze Stars for action. He never talked of this and I learned it when the Army sent his DD-214 for his burial. My question is does anyone have knowledge of what he did? I would like to learn more of what his actions were or he did after I left.|
|Comments:||Viewed with great delight all the postings and short notes. This was a treasured walk down memory lane. I am not familiar with any of the folks imaged on the site, although the places and times in many instances are reminisent of days gone by. I was stationed at III Corp IIFFV 53RD Signal BN 96266 from 2/67-2/68 as a 72b20. Again many thanks and God Bless........paul|
|Comments:||I encourage all former military members to sign up with
TogetherWeServed.com which is a website for former and active duty
military members and a good tool to link up with former buddies. Cost
is free to register but costs a small amount to get the full benefits.
NOTE - I have no personal or financial interest in the site.
|Comments:||This message is to Ken Yeager--- for some reason I keep
getting a failure to deliver message when I use your emaill address. I
see you have two and I have tried both with no luck. It looks as if you
will have to reach me and correct the address. Sorry-- I was looking to
catch up old friend, but I keep getting shot down...............Nick
5-14-10 11:34am e.s.t.
|Comments:|| I was assigned to HHC 12th Combat Aviation Group from
1971-1972. I worked in the Motor Pool. I was the "parts clerk". There
was SSG John Blount, SP5 Sumner Gordon, SP4 Terry Moore and SP4 David
Imhoff. We had our motor pool mascot, a dog we found in Saigon, named
I used to drive the "club girls" home at night after the EM Club closed. It was run by SP5 Arnett. We had a lot of good times in that EM Club. Always a treat when an Australian Band was playing there.
Remember the movies that used to be shown on Friday and or Saturday nights outside under the pavillion?
|Comments:||KEN IT WOULD BE GOOD HEARING FROM YOU OR ANY OF THE BOYS. I WOUND UP GOING BACK TO COLLEGE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN. I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF THE TIME SPENT ON THE RADIOS AND REMEMBER WELL THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD. IF ANYONE READS THIS AND REMEMBERS ME, WELL JUST DROP ME A LINE TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS I GAVE................NICK|
|Name:||Robert W. Frost|
|Comments:||I served as the Executive officer of HHC, 12th Aviation Group (Combat) from Dec. '70 to Aug. '71. Louis Scipioni, CPT was C.O. from October '70 to August '71|
|Name:||Arthur C. Bonevich|
|Comments:||Lookin' Good, and I thank you for the look see.
And the memories.
Artie, Scout's Out
Co A 1st Avn Bn / 52nd Avn Bn (155th AHC)
Stagecoach / Falcons
Ban Me Thuot 1965
C & A Trp 3/17 Air Cav
Charliehorse / Silverspur Scout's
Newport News, VA
|Comments:||Was with the 12th from January 1967 until I transfered to 3/17 Air Cav. I am in one of Dennis Krumwiede's pictures although I don't remember it.|
|Name:||George (Butch) Pettitt|
|Comments:||This is a great site. I wish we could get more pictures. Does anyone remember me? I was there from Sept.69-Jul.70|
|Comments:||Transferred from 56th Transportation and crewed Caribou with
Ronnie Mills. Lost to Air Force in 1966 went to Hueys, flightline ran
by CWO Ralph Guiowitz and crewed triple zeros for Colonel Raymond
If you know me or any of these people get back with me please.
|Comments:||Just want to wish all comrades-in-arms, past and present, a
wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy 2010.
|Name:||Haroland M. Patterson|
|Comments:||In was in HHC from May 68 until Aug 68 as the Company supply Sgt until i was promoted to E-7 and move to the 210th Cbt Avn Bn at Long Thanh North as the Bn S-4 Sgt|
|Name:||Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret|
Wonderful website. I am always amazed at the depth of information on this website. Also, did you know that we have the updated list of ALL PRESUMPTIVE CONDITIONS that many veterans do not know about? Veterans are encouraged to take a look, they may be eligible for lots of benefits and not know it.
|Comments:||I was sent TDY from 9th trans.Co II Field Force in First part of 1967 I as a Crew Chief but I cannot find any record of it. Can you help?|
|Comments:||I worked in the Surgeon's Office from Jan 66-Dec 66. I
remember your Doug Rutledge, Frank Barber, Evan Juan and not many other
names. I remember the faces though and I was in both "the Villa", Tan
Son Knut and Long Binh. I ended up an insurance broker. I also went
back in and stayed in the Army for a total of 34 years active and
One story I recall is the night in Ton Son Nhut we were mortared and a Private named Van Buskirk (? sp) was severely injured. One of the SFC's that worked in the S3 in Ton Son Knut came out, covered him until it was over and carried him to the dispensary. Later that night was Dr (MAJ) Magnus showing up with a .25 cal pistol, drunk and trying to shoot out the street lights. Everyone was laughing their head off.
|Comments:||Joe Kudelka's first picture is of a Jeep with Linda on the windshield. Remember Dot, the 3/4 ton truck that picked up replacements and took us on the first leg of the trip back home? Anyone have a photo? I also remember we had a few "extra vehicles" that had to be parked at the PX when the IG came around to inventory.|
|Comments:||As a former HHC 12th CAB member, I would love to be in
contact with those who served with me during the 2/68-1-69 time frame.
And while I am not promoting anything for profit, I recommend folks
sign up at the
Hey, we are getting older and some have already passed on. Let's try to link and trade lies. Ken
|Comments:||I was at HHC from Jan 2, 67 till Dec 20??, 67. Lucked out
being sent there since I was a 11b mos. I was a security guard for
approx. 6 months and the I was the mail clerk for the remainder of my
duty. Just found out about this site from Herman Christensen 7-13-09.
Hermie was in Personnel while there.
Great site. Thanks
|Comments:||I WAS STATIONED WITH THE 12TH COMBAT AVIATION GROUP DURING THE TET OFFENSIVE AND THESE PICTURES OF THE GROUP ARE GREAT. THEY BRING BACK ALOT OF GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES. JK|
|Name:||Herman C. Christensen|
|Comments:||I was assigned to S-l, from 1967to1969. I was the NCOIC when I left July "69. I worked under COL. Psaki, COL. Lambert, and ? Names familiar were Crash Crowley who I named after the accidents, Danny Barnes(COL driver), CPT Keith Adams, CPT Arthur Mountcastle, MJR Nauman, SSG Sullivan, SFC Templeton, Dennis Krumweide, Joe Kudelka, Ed McMinn. I found the site by a friend saying about the military unit sites. Thanks for the pics and updates. It brings back many memories. I wish I could remember more. I will look for pics and info. I have Blackjack magazines. A fond Christmas was seeing the Bob Hope Show. Wow.|
|Comments:||My website is back up. Sorry it took so long.|
|Comments:||I served as an avn supply clerk with the 12 cag in ft.
in 1975-77. One of my best friend that I met was stationed with this unit. His friendship left a very
memorable life imprint with me. He was a door gunner in nam, when I met him he wwas a cw2 pilot. I will forever
remember him in my heart. His death in Korea was a shocking blow to my soul. He saved my life in an operating room, 30 years later in a near death experiance.
|Comments:||Nice work, Wayne. Would be nice to get everyone together before we get too old to do so...Any ideas for a reunion. Again, thanks for all your work.|
|Comments:||I was with the 173rd out of Long Binh. I did fly with the 12th as a Crew Cheif although I was never formaly assigned to to you. I did fly during 1966, then went back to 173rd HQ Company. How can I find out if I can get a record of this?|
|Comments:||Great pictures,thanks for posting them for the rest of us and thanks for your service.|
|Comments:||Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving.|
|Comments:||I was with HHC 12th CAG Jan - Mar 72 Was the payroll specialist for the civilian employees of the club system. As a draftee I was able to DEROS and ETS 89 days early because of the unit standown.|
|Comments:||In the late 1950’s and thru the middle
‘60’s, Saigon, Viet-Nam was occupied territory. Yes,
occupied by dependents of the military, business people, and embassy
personnel. Some of their memories are recorded in various sites, but
two are below:
www.saigonkids.com; and http://saigonkidsamericancommunityschool.com/
Having gone to school in Saigon in the early 1960’s, I found these two sites to be great, having linked up to some old school mates. While most military personnel who served in the war look back with jaded memories, but there are good memories for many of us. And oh, yes, I was in the 12th CAG.
Regards - Ken
|Comments:||Was with 12th group Jun66-Dec66 was a driver for Maj Auston James aka [Buck] he was the air liason to 1st inf div. I remember two call sign we used, buffalo 58 & humor bandet 59. I spent no time around hq 12 gp, only at 1st inf div Di AN, & Lai Khe. I the spent a month with the 116th AHC. Before being sent over to the 1st Div as a grunt for the rest of my tour. Retired after 3 RVN tours and a total of 23 years service. Msg,E8[ret] bob brown|
|Comments:||What great collection of memories. I was at HHC from December 1968 to December 1969. The photo of Santa next to the Huey brought back my first week in VN like it was yesterday. Haven't heard from anyone since I came home, but would like to.|
|Comments:||Howdy All! Great site! I was in the 116th AHC,but my main Bud was in hhc,I think,he was SGT Gary Turnbull,He was CE on CO's bird went down in Cambodia.10 may 1970.Silver Star recip.anyone who served with Gary in VN I would like to talk to.I'm in contact with his Brother.Thanks all and welcome Home. Steve|
|Name:||Terry M. Knudson, P.E.|
|Comments:||I served in S-3 12th CAG Nov. 70- Nov. 71 I have seen MSG Hooley and spent timw with CW4 William C. Kerr as well as email Col. George N. Ivey, XO.|
|Comments:||Supply section from Dec.1966 to Oct.1967..|
|Comments:||I served with the 12th from 1969 to 1970. I really appreciate being able to see the pictures you have posted. Sorry I don't have any.|
|Comments:||I was a helicopter crewmember (Oh-58, Uh-1H)flew with LTC
C.M. Putnam the 12th HHC Xo and Col. John H. Richardson CO 1971-72.
Helped with the stand down of A troop 3/17th Air CaV.
We moved off Plantation early 1972. Set up next to the 93rd Evac. Long Binh. Flew during the Easter Offensive along the An Loc Loch Ninh border. Love to hear from some fo the "fly-boys"
Welcome home to y'all
|Name:||CWO Ernie Greening|
|Comments:||Was 12th CAG SIP DEC 69-JUN 70.
Like to hear from and share pictures with those who served during the same period.
|Comments:||My wife and I would like to wish all of you and your families
a very Merry Christmas from cold Germany. And we hope you all have a
safe, healthy, and prosperous 2008.
Ride Safe. Ken (1968-69)
|Comments:||From December 1968 to December 1969 the 12th Combat Aviation Group HHC was "home". If you were there during that time please email me.|
|Comments:||Great site. I was assigned to HHC 12th Aviation Group (Provisional) from December 1965 to May 1966 as a Personnel Supervisor. Was at the "villa" in Saigon then at the compound at the air base.|
|Comments:||I was assigned to HHC 12th CBT AVN GP from Jul 67 - Jul 68 and worked in the message center. I played in a rock band in the club we had for a while. The HHC Comander gave me the nickname Crash because a couple of the jeeps I drove ended up damaged.|
|Name:||Michael L. Russell|
|Comments:||Glad to see the groups presence. I was in the 210th and there
are a few pictures on our site of the groups HQ.. Welcome home..
|Comments:||I was assigned to the 12 Aviation Group HHC from June 1970 to
June 1971. I was a crewchief (67N20) as an Spec-4, Promoted to Sargent
E-5. I ran the movie theater next to the mess hall and was about hung
when the reel came off the projector breaking the film and rolling into
the mud. The movie was "The Graduate".
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
|Comments:||Member of 12th group from October 1967 until about 2 weeks before Tet Offensive. Liked the pictures.|
|Comments:||I served with HHC 12th CAG from Nov 66 through May 68. I worked with the Army Aviation Element at II Field Forces. I wish I could remember the names of the manny guys I served with, but their faces still remain.|
|Comments:||I was in S-3 from 1-66 to 5-67. Ramond Keith and I were there at the same time. Thanks for the memories.|
|Comments:||I would like to HONOR each & everyone of you guys for your service. Also, I am the youngest brother to James Richard Adams who was KIA April 22,1967. He was assigned to the 118th.AHC-145th. Avn Bn-12th. Avn Grp from Oct. 1966 until his death April 22, 1967 in a chopper crash. The tail # was UH-1D 65-09957, It ran out of fuel and crashed into a cemetary and burned, killing 6 personel with 4 survivors. The 2 crewmembers that survived were Gearld F. Genaw & Norris G Bridwell that was with the 118th. Would be very gratful for any info from anyone that knew my brother durning this timeframe of October, 1966 until April 22, 1967. Thank-You & Bless each and Everyone of you guys. David Adams|
|Name:||Dale L Robinson, Jr|
|Comments:||I was assigned to 12th CAG from Oct 70 to Oct 71. I was the
Casualty Clerk. Our CO's were Col Fern and Col Richardson. I was the
Max Dover's backup driver for the Colonel. I really like your web site.
Thank you for the visit down memory lane.
|Comments:||I was a security guard at the HQ. 12th Group from Nov. 1967 till Aug. 1968 would like to know of any contacts of the men during that time.|
|Comments:||Wayne,great site, brought back memories of both Bien Hoa
Formerly: Sgt. Floyd
101st Airborne Div., M.P.
Nov. 67 - Jul 69.
|Comments:||I am the son of Steve Heflin. Crazy finding your site just randomly searching the internet and seeing those pictures of my dad. Best Wishes, Marcus Heflin.|
|Comments:||Was a CE with the 25th Avn Co Apr 70 thru 71. I remember Bobby Lambert (Beeper), and Roger Carpenter , and Mr.Warden, Mr. Colding, and Mr C.(Ceslewkowski??) Anybody out there?|
|Comments:||Wow I am not a Vet.... My dad is I have looked at the site...
and I found my dad in a few pics.... My dad Is Lyle Coen. He has told
me all the ways to see where he was Don't really know
what to say but would like any kind of news ..... DAD is not tooo
much into Inet so we talked and this is the first I found out anything that happened when he was there. I let him see some pics and he remembers the people that he was with. Please get back with me If you remember Lyle Coen that is my dad after seeing the pics he remembers much... This is wrote by Lyle's son Jeff. If you see this please get in touch with me. Also thank you men for the Freedom that I am able to enjoy. THANK YOU.............
SON OF LYLE COEN
IF YOU KNOW LYLE PLEASE!!!! LET ME KNOW
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH
|Comments:||Was with 12th Combat Avn Gp when it was in Sagion I think January 1966 to January 1967 worked in Supply in the villa and at the air base. Was in Bein Hoa then extened and went up to Xuan Lox with the 27 Engr Bn|
|Comments:||I worked in the supply room. I was there Feb 7 1967- Feb
1968. Some of the guys in there were Shub, Bresnehan, Archer,
And Guinns. I don't have any pictures. Was great looking at the pictures on your site.
|Comments:||Just wanted to wish all of you Vets a very Merry Christmas
and a safe and happy New Year.
All the best to everyone
|Comments:||Just lately started surfing Vietnam web sites - dunno why - I remember Capt Keene/HHC CO - he saved my life! Vito Fontana - Lowell Blumenthal - SSgt Laxson - Dehart with the tatoo to remove on R&R and came back w/a bigger one - Ken - schoolteacher from Allentown PA - Memories are really gettin' dimmer - Thanks for the memories - want to also thank the guys in personnel - they got me assigned to Phu Loi for my second tour - I remember Ken Yeager, but he probably doesn't remember me - I was from Hawaii|
|Name:||jon h. kirkwood|
|Comments:||I was at the 12th feb. 70, to feb. 71. Can't remember too
many names but I can still see the faces.
Worked in the commo bunker.
|Comments:||I got to HHC12th Group in Dec 70 and went home in Jan 72. Started in security and ended up in personel.I started out running the AB Dick copy machine with 10 copies here and 114 copies there and so on..so if there are official papers missing blame me.I did the casuality reports, leave requests, and picked up the newbies at Long Bien.Bunked with Bob Wallace from Calif. and spent a lot of time in Siagon with Dave Gibson from Mass.We had to do eveything in black ink and had no black ink pens so we went to Siagon and got some government black ink pens from the black market stalls..The pictures are great. If I ever get to it I will send a few of mine.|
It was good to see the pictures. It brought back a lot of memories. I was there the same time you were (Oct 1965- Oct 1966). I have lost touch with everyone. Please let me know if there is any reunion planned. I work with a lady whose husband was with the 145th Aviation and they seem to have frequent reunions. Hope someone will start one for us.
It would be good to hear from anyone that served during that timeframe.
Fitz, I remember you being there. Also one of you pictures was of Ken Lowe.....he was my replacement.
Let me know if you have any addresses or phone numbers.
|Comments:||I was assigned to 12th Group from May 71 to March 72. I worked for AAE up at TRAC. I new the Dove that worked in commo. I spent time there at night after leaving work and delivered the message to them to be sent to Brigade.|
|Comments:||Good looking site, great job.|
|E-mail address:||unclejo ignore email@example.com|
|Comments:||email change. remove "ignore this" just unclejo.|
|Comments:||Just put up a website documenting TET and ammo dump excitement. Also these names have popped into my head as guys I worked with, so would like to hear news about them. Capt. Pennel, Sgt. Dimmerling, Steve Mahan, Dave Shogren, May, Butkiewiscz, Terry, Smitty, Tuck, Crash Crowley, Eric Evans, Fred Jones, Bob Dennis, Jim Boatwright, John Allison, Jim Weyrock, Jack Lincoln, John Alsip, Kevin Schaller, Maurice from supply, Kaiser the water truck driver, a couple of my room mates one who worked for the newspaper and the other who took over my job (sorry but can't recall so many names and others may be spelled wrong).|
|Name:||Joseph K. Edes|
|Comments:||I was at HHC 12th CAG from Jan. 25 1968 to Jan. 24 1969. I was a personnel clerk and played in a rock band at the HHC club. I got there just a few days before the Tet Offensive. The pictures on this website are the first I have seen in 36 years, and it is a big thrill to see them. Hope to hear from others. What a great website. Thanks.|
|Comments:||My name is Steve Kellberg. I was with 12th Hq. from July 70
to March 71. I crewed for Corn Cob Six and Black Jack Six. My gunner
was Hans Sigg, pilot George Carter and Maint. Officer was Ron Houck.
Nice to see at least one name on the site I remember. I also have a lot
of pictures if anyone is interested. Thanks.
|Name:||raymond a wittevrongel|
|Comments:||I entered country August 65 to August 66. Looking for Ben Bergamini from Harrison N.J. or anyone else from that period.|
|Comments:||I was assigned to HHC, 12th Group from Aug 71 - Feb 72. I worked in the Personnel Office. Great Website. Great group of guys to be around if you had to be there. I worked with Steve for awhile before he left for the "world". I left in Feb 71 to as I was assigned to HHC lst Avn Bde.|
|Comments:||I, too, was assigned to the 12th CAG and arrived just after
the Tet offensive in 1968 and left in 1969. I see a number of folks I
recognize in your photo album pictures. Your site brings back old
memories. Ken Yeager
Papenwisch 26 B
22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany
Tel: (Privat) 49-4102-46-99-34
|Comments:||I was in the 12th Aviaion Group Provisional, Lawason AAF, Ft
Benning GA, June 65. Went to VN via Ship 5 Aug 65 and landed to Cholon
1 Sep 66 (The day they introduced MPC to VN.) I was S-3 Clerk, Did get
some gun time in the Huey.
12th Group was part of MACV when I was there. Left VN 4 Aug 66. It's taken me a while to try to get in touch.
|Comments:||I't a great site.
Welcome Home My Brothers
HHC 12th Cbt AVN GRP 71/72
|Comments:||Excellent website! I spent a tour there from Sep 70 to Aug 71
as Col Fern's driver(Black Jack 6). Also, my brother Randy and I shared
a room there. He, like you Wayne, was the old Radio Teletype Op 71-72.
I've got a few pictures for those that would like to share. I am now
retired from the Army living and working in Sweet Home Alabama. God
Bless all my brothers.......
|Name:||Jeff "Fuzzy" Fozard|
|Comments:||I was an air traffic controller in-country from Mar 68 -Sep
71--Soc Trang, Can Tho, Bear Cat, Phu Hiep and Phu Bai. Was looking for
the Command Airplane Company in Long Binh for Cpt. Jeff Gray. He was
there in May 70 when I stopped by as I was ETSing.
I'm a retired CW4 and working in Benton County, AR as a Deputy Sheriff/Chief Pilot for their OH-58s.
Email me if you know of a site for the CAC in Long Binh or know of the whereabouts of Jeff Gray.
|Name:||Chaplin LTC James C. Blanchard|
|Comments:||I was group Chaplin with the 12th Aviation Group from August 66 until April of 67. Col. Raymond Potter Campbell was the Commanding Officer at that time. Col. Howard Moore was the Deputy and I am interested in finding the address or lacation of Sgt. Doyle Lambert as I have a picture that I would like to send him. Is there a reunion scheduled for the 12th group anywhere at anytime? My home address is: 917 Desert Stepps Dr. Tucson, Az 85710. I would appreciate any information regarding the 12th Group reunions. On my second tour, 71 to 72 I was the 1st Brigade Staff Chaplin at Long Bien. I really appreciate your website as it brings fond memories of the people I knew and flew with while there.|
|Comments:||I just found your site and was very excited. I spent my entire year with HHC, 12th CAG, working in the S3 office. As you can imagine the pictures brought back a lot of memories. I was there April 68 thru April 69. Wouldn"t take anything for the experience and memories but wouldn"t want to go back. Good luck brother and may God bless you.|
|Name:||Guy P. Souza|
|Comments:||I was assigned to the 12th CAG during the 1968 TET Offensive.
I was wondering is anyone knows how to reach John Alsop or Alsip (it's
Also does anyone know what citations the 12th CAG received.
|Name:||William Larry (Bill) Tackett|
I served with you for a short time in '67. I transfered to HHC 12th CAG from HHC 222nd CAB in Feb. 67. Served as a teletype operator in 12th CAG until Oct. '67. You rotated out soon after my transfer, but i do remember you. Marshall Steve Heflin was a close friend as well as Danny Cline and Royce Adamson. Have some photos to look through, may have some to send you. I appricate your site and hope it expands. Would like to hear from anyone there during 1967. Best Regards and "Thanks For The Memories"
|Name:||Jack (LeBlonde) McKelvey|
|Comments:||Wayne, I was very glad to find your site...you've done a nice job with it. It was good to see some faces I remembered but whose names I didn't. Looking forward to finding out about our buddies from Signal.|
|Comments:||Dropped in to check out your site. Enjoyed the pic's!
HHC, 1st Avn Bde
|Name:||Holley Watts (ARC "Donut Dolly")|
|Comments:||I had NO idea we were there at the same time. I was in
DaNang, Chu Lai, An Khe and Cu Chi. Who'd a thunk it? Must be why we
like the Blues...
Who Knew....there would be a special camaraderie
when to hug a complete stranger
and welcome him home after all these years
still makes you both cry.
same same with your friends. Welcome home, Wayne!
|Name:||Brian W Potter|
|Comments:||I was a member of HHC 145th CAB, right next door to 12th Group in Plantation Long Binh, Sep 71- Mar 72...........howdy to you all|
|Comments:||pleased to read the history of the unit: i was however part of a later period ( 5/6calvary Apache) from 1988 to 1992 in weisbaden germany. thanks for the invite God speed|
|Comments:||Thanks for a glimpse at the place so many of you went during
those dreadful years of the Viet Nam War. Thanks also for a look at
some of the faces that served there. My hope is that all of them are
back home and have families and have had good careers and are at peace
inside as well as in the world. Thanks for what you were willing to do.
|Comments:||I was with HHC from Jan 1966 to May 1967 had many different
duties was clerk for safety office in sagion. i was in advance party
when we move to Long Binh. I and James Alfaro put togather the water
tank next to mess hall. we got a trip to Vung Tau as a reward. I still
have contact with James Alfaro and Howard Mead . Would like to hear
from others. I have many pictures will sended soon.
|Comments:||Great Pictures. It really brought back a ton of memories. In fact I called right away to my friend Greg Nicholson. Completely unexpected. Beautiful.|
|Comments:||This is great. I was with the 12cag in 67-68. The e-mail from
John Garcia (although I don't remember him), brings back vivid
memories. I was also there when Charlie sabotaged our ammo dump and
when the mortars started raining accoss the street. I remember
Bentacur(pic on page 5). The guy without a shirt in that picture sure
looks like my friend Micheal Costa from New York (we were drinking
|Comments:||I was assigned to HHC, 12th CAG Jul-Oct, 1971, supporting the
TRAC (Third Region Assistance Command [formerly II Field Force]). I
served in TRAC's AAE (Army Aviation Element) as a staff officer
coordinating Army Aviation assets in III Corps.
After serving with 1/9 Air Cav Nov 70-Jul 71, moving to 12th CAG was quite a change! Hot water for the showers and flush toilets! No more living in a tent at Tay Ninh!
Regards to all 12th CAG-ers!
|Name:||Robert "Bob" Higdon|
|Comments:||I served with the 12th CAG from October 1967 through October 1968. I was the mail clerk when I wasn't on quard duty. I was wounded January 31, 1968 during the TET Offensive. I spent 7 weeks in Japan at the 7th Field Hospital before returning to 12th CAG the middle of March. A guy by the name of Gary Maciel, who was the Company Clerk at that time, was my best friend. I'm from Maryland, he was form California. Please check out www.1stavn.com/12th_cag.html for the sign and patch. Personnel was across the street directly behind the sign.|
|Comments:||I served in the 12th CAG 1971-72. I lived on the flight line
as I crewed a couple choppers there. The coupound hadn't changed a
whole lot except no tents! The pic of the headquarter/sign was just
across the street from my hootch!
Wow! Can't believe its been 30+ years.
Thanks for a great web site Wayne,
|Comments:||I was a door-gunner and later a crew chief with the 25th AVN company at Long Bien from 1968 to 1970. I would enjoy hearing from anyone that may have flown with me during that period. I have been in touch with my first crew chief, Gene Schubert for the past few years and I also work with Keith Cavender in Montana in case anyone would like to contact them.|
|Comments:||I was in HHC 12th CAG 1 Jan 70 - end of Jul 70. Would like to hear from anyone and everyone who was there during that time.|
|Comments:|| I'm Looking for Jose Martinez 12th CAG commander's Door
gunner in 1970,And Super Jew truck driver extraodnare
I was assigned to 25th cac a unit of the 12th cag
Would love to hear from anyone from 25th cac or 54th uac, both part of 12th.
Your sight is great We need more sights from 1st Avn BDE groups, batttalions & companys
also owe Captain Olsewski a thank you for a plaque the thought & I made it , plaque didn't thanks Sir!! (35+/- yrs late)
|Comments:||I made a mistake- I was there 68, not 69. I was looking
at your pictures and recognized Betancur.
|Comments:||I was in viet nam the whole year of 69.
I came through 12th cag on my way to my next duty station.
While I was there sitting on a bunk a guy came through the
houch and asked if anybody new how to play softball. I said I did. He grab me up and away we went. I played so
good that day I was asked if I would like to stay. Well
that was a no brainer. My mos was changed from aircraft
mac. to grunt. So I played softball & flag football,
and was ahead of the security platoon. Enjoyed it.
|Comments:||Good job with your website. I was stationed at HHC from October 1970 to November 1971. Have many pictures and positive memories. Often wonder about the people who lived near the base and what happened to them after we left. 12th CAG was a great unit that had many dedicated men at all levels.|
|Comments:||Now that I've seen your picture, I can place the name with
the face. Very nice job on the website. Your replacement was Jim
Hartwig. He and I were pretty good buddies. Jim was also a wild child
and got me into many interesting situations, ie MP's and curfew
violations. Marshall Heflin was a name that stuck in my mind. Was he
from Front Royal, VA? I'll try to dig through my slides and send you
what I can. Great talking to you.
|Name:||RICHARD W. WEST|
|Comments:||I WAS ALSO IN HHC 12TH AVIATION GROUP DURING THE PERIOD YOUR WERE THERE. I WORKED IN PERSONNEL AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS. I WAS WITH THE GROUP WHEN IT WAS FIRST FORMED ON DOWNTOWN SAIGON. I WAS THERE WHEN THE 12TH MOVED TO LONG BINH. I PROBABLY KNOW YOU BUT DON'T KNOW.|
|Name:||Michael A. Skyer|
|Comments:||Hello from Plantation Tower! I was in the tower from 1968 to 70 as the air traffic genius who kept all the assholes from running into each other on the ground and in the air. Later I was at Operations IIFVVIP Pad up the road helping all the high ranking assholes come and go. E mail me if you remember my handsome face and commanding presence on the airwaves. I am 100% disabled and living large. God Bless us all, living and gone.|
|Name:||Richard D. Cole|
|Comments:||I was a member of HHC 12th CAG from 1971-1972. Worked the S-3 section while waiting for a crew slot. When I was there we were located at Plantation Post (Blackjack Pad).|
|Comments:||Wayne, I'm so glad to run into your web. I was stationed at
H.H.C. 12th combat aviation during 1966 to 1967. I was in- charge of securing the perimiter during the period in which you served in Nam. I was checking the men in the perimeter bunker when the ammo dump went up. The explosion was so great that the concussion threw me and one of my men to the ground. You must remember when incomming mortars fell next to our compound, where 199th light infantry was. It was very scary. I think it was supposed to be for us. Please verify my info. I would like to keep intouch with you. Please email me soon.
|Name:||Daniel P. Thornton, Cpt. US Army,ret|
Good job. I know that experience will never be forgotten. I hope others will contribute.
Man, you were a skinny young thing weren't you?
|Comments:||Hello to any visitors! I appreciate any comments you may have about my site. Thanks|