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07/12/17 06:24:08 EDT
Name: danny rice
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City: huntersville
State: NC
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07/11/17 22:02:56 EDT
Name: danny rice
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City: huntersville
State: NC
Unit: 543 69/70
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E-Mail dannyrice11@hotmail.com

07/11/17 21:51:52 EDT
Name: danny rice
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City: huntersville
State: NC
Unit: 543 69/70
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Adding my E-Mail

07/11/17 20:02:07 EDT
Name: danny rice
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City: huntersville
State: NC
Unit: 543 69/70
Comments:
Glen,I too remember you well as I recognize a lot of the names on this site.It is good to know that 47 years later there are some of us still living and have thoughts of those we served with so long ago.

04/13/17 15:59:35 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: Riv Div 543. Stabron20
Comments:
Danny Rice I would love to talk to you again.

04/13/17 15:59:11 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: Riv Div 543. Stabron20
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Danny Rice I would love to talk to you again.

04/11/17 20:38:58 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: RD 543. Stabron20
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Danny Rice. I would like to get in touch with you. I remember you well. Glad that your still above ground.

01/14/17 20:51:07 EST
Name: Charles L. Hight
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City: Hedgesville
State: West Virginia
Unit: United States
Comments:
Adding my email address: clhight543@frontier.com Not sure if my other update was successful. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Looking for Lamar and Meyers who were on PBR 130? with me.

01/14/17 20:44:49 EST
Name: Charles L. Hight
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City: Hedgesville
State: West Virginia
Unit: United States
Comments:
Adding email address. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Was with River Division 543 from October 1968 until January 1970.

01/12/17 05:42:26 EST
Name: Danny Rice
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City: Huntersville
State: N.C.
Unit: RivDiv 543
Comments:
July 1969/June 1970

07/29/16 15:41:58 EDT
Name: ruben castro
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City: Elko
State: nevada
Unit: rivdiv 543
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why am I having so much trouble on this web site?!!! one more time. e-mail address, silvrfox57@yahoo.com

07/29/16 15:37:04 EDT
Name: ruben castro
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City: elko
State: nevada
Unit: rivdiv 543
Comments:
oops! forgot to list my e-mail address. expecting to hear from someone soon....

07/29/16 14:01:30 EDT
Name: ruben castro
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City: Elko
State: nevada
Unit: rivdiv 543
Comments:
oops! forgot to list my e-mail address on my last entry. here's hoping to hear from some of 543's boat crews I patrolled with. be safe always...

07/27/16 15:27:44 EDT
Name: ruben castro
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City: elko
State: nevada
Unit: rivdiv543
Comments:
2nd attempt to get on this site.found this page quite by accident.served with 543 from 3/67 to 3/69 then 3/69 to7/69 with rivdiv 591.recognized several names. will attempt to contact them. if anyone remembers please contact me. god bless

07/27/16 15:16:12 EDT
Name: ruben castro
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City: Elko
State: nevada
Unit: rivdiv 543
Comments:
wow,what a site.after years of frustration trying to find shipmates that I served with, I gave up.then I stumbled across this web page. I started reading names I recognized. I was with 543 from 3/67 till 4/69,then from 5/69 to 7/69 I served with rivdiv 591.i was boat capt on 48 and 91 boat. I served with 543 off a LST at the mouth of the Saigon river,then to nha be,then a LSD transferred the section to cua viet.two names that popped right out was joseph a roy,we were buds from Coronado till we got to nam and assigned to 543,and terry grai.there's a lot to say but I'm too overwhelmed with this site.if anyone remembers me, please respond.thank you for this site, god bless

06/21/16 22:46:09 EDT
Name: Bob McClure
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06/21/16 22:43:58 EDT
Name: Bob McClure
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City: Georgetown
State: Texas
Unit: RIVDIV543
Comments:
I was XO from July 1969 til Dec when I was ordered south to take command of RIVDIV515. Still in touch with Steve Jones and Doug Sprey.

04/15/16 17:14:01 EDT
Name: Gary Rhoades
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City: Shelton
State: Washington
Unit: United States
Comments:
Served in River Division 543 from August 1968 through August 1969 on PBR-66 Boat Captain was Vega

04/09/16 20:02:49 EDT
Name: Jay McGrath
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City: Cocoa Beach
State: FL
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I am looking for any information on HM1 R. Stiles who served in this unit. I have something that used to belong to him. If you can give me any information, I would appreciate it.

03/18/16 12:45:30 EDT
Name: Charles L. Hight
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City: Hedgesville
State: West Virginia
Unit: River Division 543
Comments:
Adding my email address, that I did not enter in my first entry. It was an honor to serve under Lt. Stephen H. Jones and with all the guys from River Division 543. I was with RivDiv543 from Oct. '68 to Jan. "70.

02/28/16 15:38:37 EST
Name: Albert E. Sisk AKA Cisco
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City: McKinney
State: Texas
Unit: River Squadron Five
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My grandfather is who I am posting about, he passed away peacefully on February 15, 2016 at the age of 87. He was proud of his service to our country and did so for 37 years during Vietnam and WWII. As part of my grieving I have been going through his papers and came across his River War Certificate so I thought I’d post and see if there’s anyone that remembers him or served with him. He did 85 patrols with 1 that was under hostile fire, he never really spoke about it but I know some of those men that lost their lives stayed seered in his mind. To all of you who are on this site or viewing the comments I want to thank you for your service to our country, it’s one of the bravest most selfless acts anyone can do! Thank you for this site and I pray you are all well in this life. Grace and Peace, Sara Eikmeier

02/16/16 22:34:14 EST
Name: Milton green
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City: San Dimas
State: California
Unit: United States river section 543 stingray unit
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01/13/16 09:40:48 EST
Name: Donald Knobelsdorf
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City: Chesterfield
State: mich
Unit: NSAD-CUA-VIET
Comments:
New Email address.. Cua-viet 1968

11/30/15 03:44:49 EST
Name: cara mengobati sinusitis
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City: jabar
State: -
Unit: Indonesia
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10/31/15 20:33:04 EDT
Name: Charles L. Hight
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City: Hedgesville
State: West Virginia
Unit: River Division 543
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I was a third class gunner's mate with RivDiv543 from Oct. 1968 to Jan. 1970. I was acting boat captain, the last 2 1/2 months of my tour. I was on PBR with Meyers and Lamar. I believe our PBR number was 130. Would like to hear from Meyers, Lamar, Peterson, or anyone who remembers me.

09/30/15 04:02:04 CEST
Name: Jim Flynn
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Unit: NSAD Cua Viet, SCRF
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Looking for anyone who was in Cua Viet from March 9,1968 to July 4, 1968. I would like to hear from the guys that got wounded on April 24,1968. It was the night that our boss WO Samford was killed in action. Thank you brothers an welcome home.

07/10/15 07:13:10 EDT
Name: Michael Berry
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City: Myrtle Beach
State: SC
Unit: River Section 543
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I need help! I served River Section 543 first starting at NaBay September 1967 and was there for Tet. Later, I don't recall when our section was transported to QuaViet. I left QuaViet September 1968. I served with a lot of guys and was there when some died and I can't remember anybody's name except a guy named Kiper, spelling? The VA tells me that not remembering is the mind not wanting to go back to the experience but I feel lost. All the guys I served with were great guys that did what needed to be done and I went to the wall in DC but could not look up a single name because I don't know the names. I didn't just forget, it left me when I left Nam. Does anyone know mw?????

12/14/14 22:26:43 EST
Name: John Holt
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City: Larned
State: Ks.
Unit: Dong Ha River Security Group
Comments:
First thing is thank you Bruce for the suggestions you gave me for my site on Cua Viet. Some pic's there on the PBRs, be glad to share if you let me know what you would like. Should be a picture number in lower right corner when cursor is on picture. Around 700 plus pictures over all. Again thanks and WELCOME HOME!

11/03/14 14:53:26 EST
Name: Michael Joy
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City: ANCASTER
State: Ontario
Unit: 2nd CAG
Comments:
Nice site. Was stationed at 2nd CAG HQ and was the Marine that started going out on patrol with usually 66 boat starting in September 1969. . It was 23 April 1970 when the First Shirt and TULLER were KIA. Boats sure beat "humpin'!!! Take care Navy. Semper Fi Sgt. Michael Joy, 2396312, USMC, The Crazy Canadian!!!

08/22/14 03:21:10 EDT
Name: Bruce Meier
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City: Mountainview
State: HI
Unit: RivDiv543
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My wife and I are in Saigon and hope to put pics of our adventure on the site as we go. None yet. Having a couple of Singapore slings while we plan our adventure. Duck

06/27/14 14:34:34 EDT
Name: Sandy Wright
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City: Hilo
State: Hawaii
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nice website - looking forward to some short stories

06/18/14 18:06:19 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: Riv Div 543. Stabron 20
Comments:
Keep up the good work Duck. I served on the 47 boat as the engineman from October 69 to April 70 Owensby was the gunners mate. I was reassigned to STABs from May to October of 70. I was able to attend Mikes service in Igo Ca. He will be missed by all.

06/17/14 19:53:33 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: Riv Div 543 and Stabron 20
Comments:
I was the Engineman on the 47 boat with Owensby as the gunner. Oct 69 to April 70, reassigned to Stabs to finish my tour. I'm the guy in the picture of the kids and a fire extinguisher. I made it to Mikes (Ski) funeral service in Igo Ca. It was a nice service, I'm going to miss that guy a lot.

06/17/14 18:29:46 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: RivDiv543 and Stabron 20
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I was the Engineman on the 47 boat from October of 69 to the end of April 1970. I was assigned to Stabron 20 for the rest of my tour. That's me playing with the kids with the fire extinguisher. I was able to attend Mikes service in Igo Ca. It was a real nice service and I'm going to miss him a lot.

06/17/14 18:29:00 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
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City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: RivDiv543 and Stabron 20
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I was the Engineman on the 47 boat from October of 69 to the end of April 1970. I was assigned to Stabron 20 for the rest of my tour. That's me playing with the kids with the fire extinguisher. I was able to attend Mikes service in Igo Ca. It was a real nice service and I'm going to miss him a lot.

05/15/14 20:49:24 EDT
Name: Chuck Orr
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City: San Diego
State: CA
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One of your "brothers" Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley, my closest cousin, has died. I will pass on any news about when he will be buried. Thank you for having pictures from his tour as a brown water sailor.

04/27/14 20:46:48 EDT
Name: Bruce Meier
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City: Mountain View
State: HI
Unit: River Divison 543
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Hi all. I have been working on the site again and would like to put a lot more up. I could also use some advice on how the site could be better. Thanks Duck

04/19/03 12:27:37 HST
Name: joseph a roy
URL: My Page
E-mail: <tigerladyjr@msn.com>
City: kaplan
State: La.
Unit: river division 543 1967-1968
Comments:
hello from retired bmc with sbu 22 in 1992,would like to hear from any one that served with me. looking for ruben castro gunners mate 2nd would like to hear from him.

03/26/03 11:55:32 HST
Name: Thom Coates GM1(SWCC)
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E-mail: <coatesh@navspecwarcen.navy.mil>
City: San Diego
State: Ca
Unit: Naval Special Warfare Center
Comments:
Gentlemen: I am an active "boatguy", that traces my boat lineage to you. I am currently an Instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center and am looking to contacting a few of my "fore-fathers" and learn more about our history. I am also looking to find a guest speaker to come and talk to the new graduates that are scheduled to graduate 29 Aug. 2003. If you have questions for me or about how the community has changed please contact me.

03/19/03 16:03:37 HST
Name: Scott A Keating
URL: My Page
E-mail: <scottkeating287@yahoo.com>
City: Brunswick
State: Me
Unit: none
Comments:
I am looking for anyone who knew my dad. Charles Scott Keating, he was on 543, 547, and one in the 590's and was in Nha BE and the Delta, please email me if any info he had a friend who nickname was TENNESSEE. Thank for all of you and I returned the favor by myself defending you in todays NAVY!

03/19/03 16:01:25 HST
Name: Scott A Keating
URL: My Page
E-mail: <scottkeating287@yahoo.com>
City: Brunswick
State: Me
Unit: none
Comments:
I am looking for anyone who knew my dad. Charles Scott Keating, he was on 543, 547, and one in the 590's and was in Nha BE and the Delta, please email me if any info he had a friend who nickname was TENNESSEE. Thank for all of you and I returned the favor by myself defending you in todays NAVY!

03/19/03 15:58:41 HST
Name: Scott A Keating
URL: My Page
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03/05/03 05:42:26 HST
Name: Steven mike Grigg
URL: My Page
E-mail: <grigg50@aol.com>
City: Clover
State: SC
Unit: 4/9/25th manchu
Comments:
was with Navy around Thanksgiving 69 army chopper crashed in river dropping leaflets about army-navy football game. was on pbr with navy gunner nickname Porky.Trying to remeber.Was with navy to ride patrols to count kills.

03/03/03 09:38:18 HST
Name: Wayne Wactor
URL: My Page
E-mail: <wactorw.bellsouth.net>
City: Folsom
State: Louisiana
Unit:
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Served in 543 when QMC Anderson was killed. Don't remember boat number. Left Unit around Feb. of 1969. Was GMG 3. Hope to hear from you'll soon.

02/21/03 01:58:14 HST
Name: Douglas Said
URL: My Page
E-mail: <douglassaid@lycos.it>
City:
State:
Unit: Italy
Comments:
Douglas Adams said: If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

02/11/03 05:38:12 HST
Name: Bill Horton
URL: My Page
E-mail: <bhorton@ameritech.net>
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Unit: River Section/Division 543
Comments:
I was with 543 from 10/67-10/68 on PBR 114 as Gunners Mate until it burnt at Cua Viet. I spent some time n TOc on radios just before leaving country. Great site!!

01/18/03 16:03:42 HST
Name: Wes Spyke
URL: My Page
E-mail: <mosshammondinst@attbi.com>
City: Muskegon
State: Michigan
Unit: ATSB Cua Viet River Security LCPL
Comments:
Gunnersmate, served on LCPL 69-70,remember Lyle Moore, Vern Swank, Scotty, Paul Blake. Served under Commander Nicholson. Would like to hear from anyone still breathing!

01/06/03 03:51:27 HST
Name: betty
URL: My Page
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very nice page

12/31/02 08:19:50 HST
Name: cliff mulder
URL: My Page
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City: grand rapids
State: mi
Unit: Clearwater, 543 nsad cua viet 68-70
Comments:
Sorry guys no e-mail, but 1259 Diamond NE (49505) Feels real good to know there others out there that no where and what I went thru. This is a great site. thanks

12/07/02 14:36:36 HST
Name: ken peterson
URL: My Page
E-mail: <www.rei@scrtc.com>
City: glasgow
State: ky
Unit: 543
Comments:
Hey guys, don,t know why the address won,t work. Just wanted to wish everyone a nice holiday. Don,t know if I'm ready to do a lot of talking yet anyway. Too many who won't be having a holiday. You all take care.

12/04/02 10:23:26 HST
Name: Dick Clark
URL: My Page
E-mail: <dick_clark@earthlink.net>
City: Forest Lake
State: Minnesota
Unit: CAP 2-4-3
Comments:
In 1970, I was assigned to 2nd CAG, CAP 2-4-3. Outside the front gate was the dock with your PBRs. Last June I was back at that site in Vietnam and I wanted to tell you what is there today; a village. The river channel has moved about 100 meters away from the riverbank you used and a small village exists where the 2nd CAG compound was in 1970. Most of us Marines remember your crews as, "The guys in black who were allowed in the EM club with their sidearms." We, were not (as I found out one night). I did not take a picture of the site because I was driving a motorbike at the time but when I go back I'll get a few and post them.

11/23/02 16:25:34 HST
Name: Terry Grai
URL: My Page
E-mail: <captbegood@aol.com>
City: Port St Lucie
State: Florida
Unit: 543
Comments:
Great site. I was in river section 543 from August 1966 to August 1968 and would like to hear from anyone that served with our unit durning this time. Thanks

11/13/02 15:07:13 HST
Name: SKIP ( STONEY) TUCK
URL: My Page
E-mail:
City: PHILLY
State: PA
Unit: 543
Comments:
WAS AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH THE MEN OF 543. WAS THERE TILL THE END

11/13/02 12:12:45 HST
Name: Ken Williams
URL: My Page
E-mail: <Kenfish99@aol.com>
City: Longview
State: Wa.
Unit: RivDiv543
Comments:
Hey guys, I've been away for awhile but I'm back and wishing everybody well!

11/11/02 13:41:02 HST
Name: Ed Kraft
URL: My Page
E-mail: <Tazmane3@aol.com>
City: Spanaway
State: Wa.
Unit: River Division's 534&543
Comments:
On this day I just want to say to my fellow River Rat's your not forgotten Rest in peace Mike......Andy......Gary...Hershel......

10/20/02 17:43:31 HST
Name: David Elliott
URL:
E-mail: <dpelliott@in-tch.com>
City: Missoula
State: MT
Unit: NSAD Cua Viet Security 1968-69
Comments:
Spent 2 nights on YFU-62 after she hit mine in river and sunk. Many thanks to the River Guys for their support and backup on those nights. Spent 7 1/2 months at Cua Viet and was wounded May 25 1969 during rocket attack that took out the Famous Playboy EM Club. Would like to hear form fellow mates and especially from the medics who took care of me for several hours. WELCOME HOME TO ALL.

10/17/02 14:02:31 HST
Name: Frank Foster
URL: My Page
E-mail: <Rivron5@aol.com>
City: Schaumburg
State: ILL
Unit: 543 65-67
Comments:
Hi Guys, Just wanted to know if there is atime frame for our next reunion.Sorry I missed our last one, I was hoping to make it. Perhaps the next one .

10/17/02 08:29:33 HST
Name: Ed Kraft
URL: My Page
E-mail: <www.Tazmane3@aol.com>
City: Spanaway
State: Wa.
Unit: Riv Div 543
Comments:
Hey Ken come back,need full address. I would like to talk to you too. Ski and I are in contact with each other. We would like to get afew of us together. I have some pictures of Ken Berry and the rest of guys.

10/16/02 18:45:24 HST
Name: Mike (Trojanowski) Wiley
URL: My Page
E-mail: <pbrmike543@cs.com>
City: Whitmore
State: CA
Unit: Riv Div 543
Comments:
Hey Ken, come back with a complete address, I would like to talk with you. The address you left was either incomplete, or ?? Mike (Ski)

10/12/02 09:54:12 HST
Name: ken peterson
URL: My Page
E-mail: <rei@scrtc>
City: glasgow
State: ky
Unit: 543
Comments:
hey guys; almost like old times. you'all take care.

09/10/02 13:15:01 HST
Name: Ronald Ghiselli
URL: My Page
E-mail: <slzdeca@hotmail.com>
City: San Lorenzo
State: CA
Unit: n/a
Comments:
The San Lorenzo High School DECA Chapter maintains the San Lorenzo HS Veterans Memorial Program. This program honors the 11 former San Lorenzo HS students who died in Vietnam. One of these students is Gary Giovannelli. Gary was a member of River Division 543 & was killed on February 14, 1970. We would like to hear from anyone who knew Gary. If you can spare copies of photos, etc we would appreciate it. We highlight one of the students each month. We would like to spotlight Gary soon & would like to include some photos and other memorabilia from his days in Vietnam. Good luck to all of you. You have a great site. Please take some time & visit ours.

08/20/02 10:10:32 HST
Name: Jack Pulliam
URL: My Page
E-mail: <jackpulliam@worldnet.att.net>
City: Fishkill
State: NY
Unit: NSA Security River Section 543, Danang, Cua Viet & Hoi Anh
Comments:
I spent my last four months in-country (Aug68 - Nov68) working the Song Hoi River and a few other no name trickles of water. Came from Danang and Cua Viet. To all the brothers that I served with -- welcome home! Gunner Jack

07/25/02 14:41:33 EDT
Name: Chuck Goff
URL: My Page
E-mail: <lbchuck@themail.com>
City: Fresno
State: Cal
Unit: 543
Comments:
Just looked at the site and read the guest book. Looks like I'm the oldest member of 543 I wasin 543 from june 65 until nov 67. Myself Chuck Goff BM3 and a good friend Named Leon GM3 where the first 3rd class PO to be a Boat Captain in 543. RivSec 543's first base was at Cat Lo just outside of Vung Tau. We move from there to 2 different LST (?) stationed at the mouth of the main shipping channel. Then moved to Nha Be

06/06/02 01:11:35 EDT
Name: NL Le
URL: My Page
E-mail: <vietsoftex@rogers.com>
City: Ottawa
State: ON
Unit:
Comments:
I just wonder who Truong Thi Sen (shown ID card) is to you? Have you ever wondered how she is now? The reason that I am asking is because I am from Cua Viet (borned in 1968 and now living in Canada) and I am going home to Cua Viet in August to visit. I can help you to find out about her. Cheers, NL Le

05/29/02 17:50:01 EDT
Name: frank foster
URL: My Page
E-mail: <rivron5@aol.coms>
City: schaumburg
State: ill.
Unit: 543 cat-lo 65--67
Comments:
Hi guys just ran across your website . would like to hear from some of guys from the early days.Ran across our CO on the web LTCDR H Mauz. He made Admiral before he retired i believe.Hear from you soon.

05/29/02 03:19:38 EDT
Name: Edward S. Kraft Jr.
URL: My Page
E-mail: <www.Tazmane3@aol.com>
City: Spanaway
State: Washington
Unit: Riv Div 532,543
Comments:
Thanks Bruce great site.I just finished talking to Mike Wiley.I was the GMG3 on Hershel Fowler's boat. Lots of Memories to share,It has been 32 yrs.

05/28/02 22:48:13 EDT
Name: Edward S. Kraft Jr.
URL: My Page
E-mail: <www.Tazmane3@aol.com>
City: Spanaway
State: Washington
Unit: River Div. 532,543
Comments:
I was incountry from Feb69 to March 70,can't remember boat number,I think my boat captian was Hershel.I remember the typhoon.I will never forget the day outside Hoi An when our cover boat was hit by a B40 rocket that should of been us we changed positions going around the bend.I remember putting two men on the medivact. Was that Mike Jackson?

05/17/02 08:17:38 EDT
Name: john sewell (georgia boy)
URL: My Page
E-mail: <jwsewell@msn.com>
City: griffin
State: GA
Unit: 543 from nha ba to cua viet
Comments:
was on boat 66 with qm1 vega when he was boat captain, was on boat when qmc anderson was killed, saw river on fire, blew up mine and think gene was one of boats that helped when we started to sink, many memories long ago but not so long ago. brothers contact me sometimes

04/16/02 19:17:50 EDT
Name: Glenn Johnson
URL: My Page
E-mail: <provo.lclayson@email.state.ut.us>
City: Lehi
State: Utah
Unit: Rivdiv 543 ComSTABron 20
Comments:
Served with 543 from 10-69 to 7-70 then went to stab boats until 10-70. I was the engineman on i think it was the 88 boat. Robert Owensby was the gunnersmate. I remember Jim Rice, Robert Campbel,and Jimmy Weils. Ive talked to Gene Roemhildt and mike wiley. I was in Cua-viet and then moved down to Danang and Hoi-anh. Over in the pictures thats me with the fire extingisher and the kids. I would like to here from the old crews. My home address is 735E 760N Lehi Utah 84043 I have some old pictures that i could share.

04/11/02 02:31:13 EDT
Name: milton green gmg3
URL: My Page
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04/10/02 20:24:00 EDT
Name: Milton Green GMG3
URL: My Page
E-mail: <budd147@hotmail.com>
City: San Dimas
State: California
Unit: river section 543, call sign ( MOON RIVER )
Comments:
HI, TO ALL MY COMRADS AND FRIENDS WHO SEREVED IN RIVER SECTION 543. I WAS IN NAH BE FROM APRIL 1967 TO ABOUT MARCH FO 1968. THEN OUR RIVER SECTION 543 MOVE UP TO CUA VIET. I WAS IN CUA VIET TILL AUGUST OF 1968. MY VERY FIRST BOAT CAPTIAN WAS MR. MAICIO. I THINK THATS HOW ITS SPELLED. MY SECOND BOAT CAPTIAN WAS JIM BUTLER. IN CUA VIET IT WAS LEON. IM NOT SURE FO THE SPELLING. HI TO MY GOOD BUDDIES , WHITEY , BERRY, AND KEMP. ITS BEEN A VERY LONG TIME GUYS, AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL OF YOU, AND IM SO PROUD OF OUR SECTION 543. PROUD BRAVE AND RELIABLE, THAT SAYS IT ALL. IM 54 YRS OLD NOW AND IN GOOD HEALTH, AND MARRIED FOR 24 YRS. PLEASE E MAIL ME. TAKE CARE.

04/05/02 04:29:37 EST
Name: Ken Williams
URL: My Page
E-mail: <Kenfish99@aol.com>
City: Longview
State: Wa.
Unit: River Division 543
Comments:
Great site! I was with the group from July 69 to 70, was on boat 59 and would love any kind of contact with the guys I served with. I remember Ski well and would love a picture that we took inside the compound of quite a large group of us. Please, anybody give me a shout!!!!!!!!!!!!

04/03/02 20:54:25 EST
Name: andy beall (aka "New York")
URL: My Page
E-mail: <jabone.1@netzero.net>
City: saddlecity
State: all
Unit: Riverine force
Comments:
Was in Cua Viet 69 - 70 - was one of the last to leave after the marine evac in 70. Looking for Dancing Bear, Hippopotamus, any of the Green Weeine drivers and Cav dudes (tankers) like Jersey and Jerry etc. I have many pictures before and after the typhoon of the base, river etc. Had two LCMs sunk under me....but wouldn't trade the experience for any thing. I have both the PBR and Lighterage patches as well as my black beret patch form that tour.

03/16/02 23:20:21 EST
Name: Greg "Doc" Lutes
URL: My Page
E-mail: <capbacsi@hotmail.com>
City: Anaheim
State: CA
Unit: CAP units, 2nd CAG, CACO 2-4
Comments:
Great site. I want to thank you guys for the fire support and the numerous rides that you provided. Damn good job. I do recall one night you loosing a boat and the CAG SGTMAJ was killed. This was in '70 on the Song Hoi river near Hoi An. I noticed a couple of pictures of a couple of destroyed boats, could anyone highlight on time frame and location. Semper Fi

03/04/02 09:39:04 EST
Name: DONALD KNOBELSDORF
URL: My Page
E-mail: <captknobby@hotmail.com>
City: st.clair shores 48082
State: Michigan
Unit: NSAD CUA VIET
Comments:
I WAS AT CUA VIET ALL OF 1968..I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE T RAMP THERE.. USED TO RIDE LCM 565 WITH BRUCE BRUST. I WAS AT CUA VIET WHEN THE MEDIVAC CHOPPER CRASHED. WE HIT A MINE IN THE RIVER IN JULY OR AUGUST CANT REMBER. KNOBBY

03/04/02 01:05:16 EST
Name: Skip Ripley
URL: My Page
E-mail: <skipripley@msn.com>
City: Divide
State: Colorado
Unit: E&R Division, Cua Viet
Comments:
I was the Electrician's Mate from E&R Division attached to RivDiv 543 in Cua Viet from Jun 68 to Aug 69. Glad to see the site. Was there when contaminated fuel was being pumped into the river mouth & the welders set the fuel off. Lost either 4 or 6 boats and 2 members of E&R Division that day.

02/11/02 16:13:39 EST
Name: Jack Pulliam
URL: My Page
E-mail: <jackpulliam@worldnet.att.net>
City: Fishkill
State: NY
Unit: Riverine 543
Comments:
Did my last three months 68',in-country with the 543. Just wanted to say hi to Red, Jim Barber & Duber. Cau Viet,Da Nang,and Hoi Anh seem like a lifetime ago! Welcome back to all those who made it -- God bless those who didn't! Gunner Jack (GMG3) Gunner Jack

01/17/02 12:02:44 EST
Name: Frank barber
URL: My Page
E-mail: <wolf1bear2>
City: stillwater
State: ok
Unit: 543
Comments:
im looking for anyone in 543 69 70 some of the names i remember are 1st class douglass,stoney,campbell,kenny we where in hoi ann city or actualy south of the city on the coast. thank you so much for the site.iv not been in contact with anyone since i left. Lt warren was the co. thank you im the one who did the film for pbs in 1981 (frank a viet nam vet) peace to all

12/13/01 09:10:02 EST
Name: Terry A Wulff
URL: My Page
E-mail: <tawu@tds.net>
City: Neillsville
State: WI
Unit: Sec. 543
Comments:
Gunnersmate, don't remember my boat No. Pribnow was boat captain, cheslac, stumph and me. Was with 543 from march 67 to sept 67 then transferred to 521 located perfum river below Hue, left in march 68, nick name tiny, gunner or wulff

12/09/01 12:44:10 EST
Name: Milton E. Findley
URL: My Page
E-mail: <mfindley@wi.rr.com>
City: Franklin
State: Wisconsin
Unit: ATSB Clearwater
Comments:
I was wondering who the RivDiv was that I was associated with, and it was you guys. Thanks for the nice site.

11/16/01 21:02:29 EST
Name: David A. White
URL: My Page
E-mail: <davwhite1@aol.com>
City: Killen
State: Al
Unit: River Division 593
Comments:
Good site, i really enjoyed the pictures,check out the 593 website at www.ironbutterfly.ws,Thanks David

11/12/01 19:37:01 EST
Name: Bob McClure
URL: My Page
E-mail: <bobmcclure@aol.com>
City: Chester
State: MD
Unit: XO of 543
Comments:
Good to see a wen site. I was XO from July 68 till Dec 1969. I have run into Steve Jones (former CO) on several occasions. Keep in touch folks

11/12/01 19:36:48 EST
Name: Bob McClure
URL: My Page
E-mail: <bobmcclure@aol.com>
City: Chester
State: MD
Unit: XO of 543
Comments:
Good to see a wen site. I was XO from July 68 till Dec 1969. I have run into Steve Jones (former CO) on several occasions. Keep in touch folks

11/09/01 15:53:46 EST
Name: Mary Lynn (Jackson) Brush
URL: My Page
E-mail: <marylynnb@writeme.com>
City: Boonville
State: MO 65233
Unit:
Comments:
What a surprise it was to find out the information that is available here. I was 19 years old when my brother, Mike Jackson was killed and this means more than you will ever know to me. Thank You and God Bless

10/22/01 12:09:04 EDT
Name: Tarael Thorpe aka Greig R. Thorpe
URL: My Page
E-mail: <tarael@talk-story.net>
City: Keaau
State: Hawaii
Unit: 16th Med 24th Evac Hosp. Long Binh
Comments:
Welcome Home brother. Thank you! Aloha!

10/07/01 10:00:22 EDT
Name: Jim Finnegan
URL: My Page
E-mail: <Finnegan@cmacwarrior.com>
City:
State: England
Unit: C.M.A.C.
Comments:
Great Site -

09/25/01 15:44:21 EDT
Name: TONY SPINA
URL: My Page
E-mail: <ASPINA@EQUITY123.COM>
City: WASHINGTON, DC
State:
Unit: 1ST RBN, USMC '00
Comments:
I RESPECT AND ADMIRE THE MANY BRAVE MEN WHOSE STORIES ARE TOLD WITH THESE PICTURES AND WITH THESE WORDS-AND THE MANY WHOSE STORIES WE WILL NEVER KNOW. MIKE, YOU ARE THE ONLY FATHER I'VE EVER KNOWN. BE PROUD, FOR WHAT YOU DID, AND THESE OTHERS, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU HAVE A GREAT NATION IN YOUR DEBT.

09/21/01 15:58:25 EDT
Name: Laura Butler
URL: My Page
E-mail: <laurab@htvinc.net>
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Unit: 543
Comments:
Hello! I am looking for anyone that knew my Dad, Jim Butler. He was a river patrol captain June 1967-68. If you knew him, please email me at laurab@htvinc.net. Thanks

09/21/01 15:55:01 EDT
Name: Laura Butler
URL: My Page
E-mail: <laurab@htvinc.net>
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Unit: 543
Comments:
Hello! I'm looking for anyone who may have known my Dad, Jim Butler. He was a river boat captain from 1967-68 section 543. Please email me if you knew him! Thanks!

09/10/01 10:41:33 EDT
Name: louis g. bousquet u.s.n. ret.
URL: My Page
E-mail: <louisb2384@hotmail.com>
City: millidgeville
State: ga. 31061
Unit: rivdiv542
Comments:
Thanks to you for this site, looking for mates of 543 and 542 porpoise 39

09/09/01 23:18:16 EDT
Name: DiAnne & Tom
URL: My Page
E-mail: <dwasson@gorge.net>
City: The Dalles
State: Oregon
Unit: PBR RivRon 512 Can Tho 1967
Comments:
Nice site....brings back memories. My husband was based in Can Tho/Bin Thuy in 1967..was wounded twice while there, the last one sent him home. You were a brave bunch of guys...Thanks, DiAnne

08/25/01 11:29:33 EDT
Name: John ( Zorba ) Troia
URL: My Page
E-mail: <stargazer7058@aol.com>
City: Fort Myers
State: FL.
Unit: RIVDIV 543 ( 10/68 to 10/69 )
Comments:
It's good to see a site for 543. I have some stuff that I can let you recopy for the site. Does anybody know where BMC Reed (47 boat) is. RD1 Lancaster the boat over when Reed left. ZORBA

08/19/01 11:22:37 EDT
Name: mike weitzell
URL: My Page
E-mail: <weitzell@netins.net>
City: gladbrook
State: iowa
Unit: 551/ 1969-70 delta devils
Comments:
great site! always looking for more information on the pbr's, books videos, etc. picking up all those lost memories of years ago. thanks

08/17/01 09:54:37 EDT
Name: DAVE WILLIAMS WILLY
URL: My Page
E-mail: <dwilliams001@msn.com>
City: miami
State: fl
Unit: riv.div. 521 delta
Comments:
543 merged with us a while on mb1, then moved up north,any one seen or heard from my good buddy greg swenson ,plz let me know. thanks willy

08/14/01 02:11:02 EDT
Name: Dan Kleinheselink
URL: My Page
E-mail: <dandeb@oregontrail.net>
City: Walla Walla
State: WA
Unit: 543-535
Comments:
My best to all the Stingrays from Stingray 24. I was with 543 March ' 67 to Sept. ' 67. Special hello to my old crew--Cowan, Wells, McKittrick--PBR 57.

08/13/01 00:58:36 EDT
Name: William Cooper (QM2)(Stingray 12)
URL: My Page
E-mail: <hott@cybertrails.com>
City: Eagar
State: Arizona
Unit: Dong Ha River Security Group (LCPLs)
Comments:
Writing a book about Cua viet, Dong Ha River Security Group, and RivDiv 543. I am also making a Cua Viet website. I desperately need recollections, memoirs, stories, rosters, pictures, and anything else you might be able to contribute. Anything you wish to keep I will copy and return to you in the exact condition in which you sent it I guarantee. Please help me in this effort as I want to be as absolutely accurate as possible. Thanks... and I am so happy to see this site. I will be very happy to hear from anyone who served in Cua Viet at any time but especially 68/69. I will post again here when the Cua Viet website is up. William Cooper

08/09/01 10:52:14 EDT
Name: Dennis Richardson
URL: My Page
E-mail: <lcpd24>
City: Lake City
State: Mn
Unit: Task Force Clearwater Cau Viet to Dong Ha
Comments:
I would juat like to say thank you to PBRMike an Gene Roemhildt for some great pics,an putting me in contact with some great web sites, brought back a flood of memorys that I thought I had loss forewver. Was wondering if I'am allowed to come to the reunion in New Orleans next year, sure would be fun

08/08/01 20:27:33 EDT
Name: Ron Bridgman
URL: My Page
E-mail: <bridgman@forcomm.net>
City: Aliquippa
State: PA
Unit: 543,542,524 May 67-May 68
Comments:
Nice page. I will respond later to your e-mail.

08/07/01 23:48:38 EDT
Name: Kent Hawley
URL: My Page
E-mail: <khawley@elite.net>
City: Merced
State: CA
Unit: NSA YRBM-20
Comments:
Welcome to the WEB Enjoyed your photos I know each one has a story and I am anxious to hear them all. I have placed a link to this site on my Brownwater in Vietnam Web Book

08/07/01 21:49:21 EDT
Name: Chris
URL: My Page
E-mail: <reddman-of-dirt@excite.com>
City: Hilo
State: hawaii
Unit: Redd Dirt
Comments:
hey dad, whats up. nice web site.Add more, pics & war stories!

08/07/01 17:36:25 EDT
Name: Gene Roemhildt BM3
URL: My Page
E-mail: <pbr543@hotmail.com>
City: Cleveland
State: MN
Unit: River Division 543 (4/69-4/70) Cau Viet,Da Nang,and Hoi Anh
Comments:
Bruce,Thank's for starting The River Division 543 web site.

08/07/01 16:54:16 EDT
Name: Michael (Trojanowski) Wiley
URL: My Page
E-mail: <pbrmike543@cs.com>
City: Whitmore/near Redding
State: CA
Unit: Riv Div 543 (3-'69 to 3-'70)
Comments:
Bruce had a great idea,it's very pleasing to help show the men and boats of Riv Div/Sec 543. We hope to see as many 543 sailors as possible in New Orleans. Please drop me a line. Thanks Bruce

08/07/01 03:42:30 EDT
Name: Bruce "Duck" Meier
URL: My Page
E-mail: <webmaster@hawaii-pacific.com>
City: Kurtistown
State: Hawaii
Unit: River divison 543 10-68/8-69 Cua Viet
Comments:
I searched the internet for anything on River Divison 543 and found very little. So I decided to put a page up myself. I am looking for contribution (photos/stories) to use in this project. If anyone is interested please e-mail me.