Hotdam! I just saw a picture of me and my gun mates 1969/1970 standing next to our175 gun . I'm the guy in the glasses on the right.have lots of pictures but dont remember much anymore.some pics never made it into an album n got kinda curly :( but still good.hope some one reads this.i live in Michigan. The guy standing on the deck I called Adams, I would give him all my soda and he'd give me his beer! Think he was from Georgia.
Hope to hear something
Some of the comments reference May 12th 1969 as a really bad time when the camp was partially overrun. However, I was a helicopter pilot with the First Cav operating out of Phuouc Vinh with Quan Loi as our first priority and I recall it was August 12th 1969 when the big ground attack occurred and things got really bad. I flew 16.3 hours that day and the next straight in support of Quan Loi and surrounding units of the First Cav.
I was a member of HQ Battery 6th Battalion 27th Arty as an artillery surveyor. I was at Phouc Vinh ,in 1966 I was part of a group that was transferred temporarly to the 12th marine regiment, along with A battery (I think it was A battery) to camp Carrol in the dmz. The 6th battalion 27th Arty was the first
unit to fire on north Vietnam. I have a lot of pitures.
I was with the 6/27th artillery on the dates listed. Can't remember what battery. Was at FSB Wade, then FSB Haymaker, then back to Wade. From your website today, I read and looked at Bill Posey's entry. Bill and I went to Hong Kong together on R&R. Bill had a friend at Wade that got wounded and sent home, Noah Carlton from North Carolina. I'm from the same place as Noah and have known him all my life. From other pictures I've seen on this website, I also knew Lee West from North Carolina, Sonny Hopkins, and Pineapple. Would welcome communication from any of these guys or anyone who knew me. Paul King, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I spent one year, two and a half months total in Vietnam.
I served with HHB and A Battery, Phouc Vinh and Quan Loi, June 66 to June 67 as a medic, though I spent most of my time driving a truck and filling sandbags. Haven't thought much about Vietnam in the last 40 years. Found this website and looked at the pictures and it brought back lots of memories, especially the photos taken by Tom Vehe. I think the medic who treated him was my old buddy Tom Cruise. Anyway, I remember when Lt. Eddy was killed and I knew Sgt Modisett and Mike Roach. I still keep in touch with Tom Cruise, but I lost track of everyone else I knew over there a long time ago.
FLEW BIRD DOG FOR 6/27, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY AO G.MONTGOMERY
I SPENDED SEVERAL MONTHS IN 69 SUPPORTING THE 6/27TH. THE END OF THE YEAR, I'LL RETIRE ENDING 48 YRS. OF FLYING. OUT OF THE MANY FINE UNITS I SUPPORTED AND WAS IN, THE 6/27TH WITH LTC REED AND GEORGE (AND MANY OTHERS WHO NAMES I LOST IN THE ENEMPY BETWEEN THE EARS)HAS ALWAYS STOOD OUT.
DONALD E SUTTON
US ARMY RETIRED
My name is Dennis Weehunt and I was part of SVC Battery 6/27th from July 71 to Nov 71. We helped move the batteries in to Phou Loi and then turned the equipment into the Long Ben Depo.
Do you remember anyone from SVC Battery? E-5 Beers, E-6 Gibson, E-7 Quinn, Top Holloway, 1st Lt Smith or Captain Romaris. They had been in country longer than me.