CAM RAHN BAY  VIET NAM.

                          VETERAN'S
                                PAGE.

    THIS PAGE DEDICATED TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR                 COUNTRY WITH HONOR.


IF YOU WERE NOT THERE ITS HARD TO EXPLAIN, IF YOU LIVED THREW IT THERE IS NO NEED TO EXPLAIN IT.

OUR FREEDOM WAS PURCHASED BY THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS.

NOW IT IS KEPT BY THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE TO STOP EVIL MEN AND SYSTEMS WHO PREY ON THE WEAK. EVERY GENERATION MUST STEP FORWARD TO DO ITS DUTY OR EVIL WILL PREVAIL.

THIS PAGE HONORS THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE HEARD THE CALL AND ANSWERED FROM 1776-2000. AND THOSE WHO WILL ANSWER IT IN THE FUTURE.
 

WE ARE A SMALL TOWN IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA, OUR CHURCH THE HILL CITY BAPTIST CHURCH IS PROUD OF OUR YOUNG MEN IN THE SERVICE, THESE BOYS GREW UP HERE NOW TAKING THEIR PLACE AS MEN.

NOT SHOWN PVT.JEROLD FOIX. [SCOTT  MOLAISON] SOON TO BE AIRMAN.



I HAVE SEEN NO RECOGNITION OF THOSE WHO SERVED AT THE N.A.F. CAM RAHN BAY, REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM, SO THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THEM.

I SERVED FROM APR,11,1968- 1969. AND AGAIN IN 1973.
I HOPE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS, AND POST ANY PICTURES AND STORIES I RECEIVE. ADR 3 LONNIE LEE.

 

fm bman@nothinbut.net    I was stationed at c.r.b. for a short time in 68.
However somone I remember who was w/base personal was a fellow named Ben
Hayes, As I recall he was attached to the front gate as p.o. of the guard. I
believe he was po1 but not positive.I was with vp-22 home port Barbers Pt.
Hawaii.         fm Barry Botsford CT3


 

Hello

I was a part of the NAF bunch from 7/68 to 7/69.  Worked in maintenance control.  Outside of that
spent a lot of time with security bunch to pass the time.  Worked for a CWO Bratch.(sp)
 Do you have any photo's?
 Like to hear from you.
 billcay@lisco.com
 


 

Hay, you probably won't believe me, but I remember seeing you shortly after you  tangled with that trip
flare.  You had been bandaged up pretty good, as I recall.  Some nasty burns on your leg, hand or arm.

Check out attached picture.  May take a little time to load.  Will send some others.

Did you ever work on any Crazy Cat aircraft or 1st R&R planes?  I think some sand crabs did some
work on both squadrons aircraft.  Don't think anybody worked on P3's that came in from PI.  They didn't
stay around that long.

It's funny that there are plenty of photo's available on web about airforce side of runway but little have I
seen on NAF side.  There was a navy communication station down at the south end of the peninsula
which has web site.  Found a real nice NAF Cam Rahn Bay embroidered patch on VP Navy site a
couple of days ago but haven't found out who makes them.  May have been a special order for a
reunion or something.  I still have NAF pin they gave out.  Patch looks just like pin but is much larger.

You didn't, by chance, get in on fighting that fire north of NAF (fuel bladders) started by rocket attack?
That happened early in summer of '68, I think.  There is bound to be a million photo's out there of NAF.
Just a question of finding someone with them.
 You mentioned going to village on civic action team.  Wouldn't, by chance, been when we got palm
tree's to plant around front entrance tower?
 See ya
 Have a great weekend.
 
 


 

Lonnie

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  Check out attached.  Look familiar?
Also,  I found a site with NAF Cam Rahn Bay patches, if you would be interested.  They
are $ 8.00 each.

Don't know why combat action ribbon wasn't put on our papers.  Would be nice to find
out if we are entitled to wear
ribbon.  We were paid combat pay and you like me spent many hours either in a tower
or walking the wire.  Remember
sitting in fox hole in the rain, soaking wet for I don't know how long.  Who was that 2nd
class PO who used to assign
watches?  Intelligence reported possible sapper trouble that rainy nite.  I think you were
in on it.
 Am attaching another photo of perimeter tower on northwest corner of NAF.  This is
tower I think you were talking about.
Dong Ba Tin would have been to the northwest or to the left of tower.
 Feel free to contact me any time.  Enjoy hearing from you.  Maybe we can find an
answer to combat action ribbon question.
 Respectfully
 Bill Cay

Thu, 24 Feb 2000 18:22:44 -0600 (CST)
   From:
        dwralph@webtv.net (Dennis Ralph)
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com (lonnie lee)
I had some pictures of cam ron bay, also some movies. I would like
to talk to you some time.
D. Ralph
Nashville, Tn.
 

un, 23 Jan 2000 19:03:43 EST
   From:
        Fisheye44@aol.com
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
Hi, I was an AO3 assigned to the weapons division at NAFCRB in 70-71. If you
have any pic please send and I will send some back
                                                           Mike Mayo



        "griffbeam" <griffbeam@dock.net>
     To:
        "lonnie lee" <freddy1@northernnet.com>
hello lonnie,
 long time since ive talked to you.   hope all is fine with you and your family.  Ive
really been lagging ,  very busy.  I'll try my hardest to get those picures copied for you.
Sorry for the long delay.   take care brother  have a good one     bill   Cam Rahn Bay
1969 - 1970  I was there for 18 months 15 days.


Tue, 28 Sep 1999 11:11:05 EDT
   From:
        INOCALA2@cs.com
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
Lonnie,
If you picked up any box lunches from the flight galley then you probably got
them from me.  I also worked in the galley so I know you ate my chow.  I do
have some pictures of people I worked with, but I forgot there full names.
The pictures are in storage.  I just moved to Florida from Ohio.  Where are
you located?
After Nam I was transferred to the Lexington out of Pensacola.  I got out of
the Navy in 71 and then enlisted in the Coast Guard.  I retired from the CG
in 87.
It would be nice to see or hear from some old friends.  Like you I did some
postings on the internet with know results.   A few years ago there was a
reunion in DC for NAFCRB, but I wasn't able to attend.
Bill



Wed, 20 Sep 2000 07:47:06 -0500
   From:
        "Kent Sellars" <kentsellars@lisco.net>
     To:
        "lonnie lee" <freddy1@northernnet.com>
I went through some of my closed plastic boxes and found my Cam Rahn Bay
book.  It's almost like a cruise book.  It tells of the forming of the base
in 1968.  It has about a hundred pages of pictures.  It is by department.
What department were you in?  Maybe I can scan whatever is there for that
department and you might know some of the personnel.
Kent Sellars


Killmeyer Family <killmeye@sgi.net>
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
Yes I to was stationed there in 69 - 70 and I try to remember the
positive and forget the tough times and sad....
You would have found me in the supply dept. when I first got to
viet nam because we didn't have pay records on our base...But when
we had a change of command the new CO made sure our pay records
were on the base...I then opened a Disbursing office along with a
first class DK to give NAF its first pay station......
In the weeks ahead I will write up a story on my tour and share it
with you.
All my best to you
Larry Killmeyer
Allison Park, Pa.

        Ray Frazer <rfrazer@megavision.com>
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
Hi Freddy,
I was At NAF 2 times. Oct-NOV 68
Nov Dec 68
Exit after Atacks NR Station Began Dec 31.
VP4 Det
Ray Frazer AT1
2656 35th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-9085



 Stage197@aol.com
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
Lonnie:
I was just surfing the web and came across the VP web sight. I was stationed
at Cam Rahn from Aug. 67 to Aug. 68. I was the  OMD transit line LPO. I don"t
rember your name but then it has been a long time scince we were there
I am sure you rember our trailer next to the hanger.
ABF1 Charles J. Flenniken USN ret.


Sun, 27 Feb 2000 23:44:06 EST
   From:
        Steellight@aol.com
     To:
        freddy1@northernnet.com
I served at NAF Cam Rahn Bay from May 5, 1967 thru May 4, 1968.  Give me a
shout when you can, and arrange a chat.
Or call me in Cleveland, Ohio at 1800-597-2711 and leave a message.  The only
"Freddie's" I remember were Fred Williamson and Fred Hill.  Could you be one
of them?
My name is Joel Stieglitz.  I was a YN2 and served under Cmdr. J. K. Stanley
as the CO's Yeoman.
Contact me please. Joel Stieglitz



 

        "Ron Hoff" <katcoron@lakemac.net>
     To:
        "lonnie lee" <freddy1@northernnet.com>
This is RJ Hoff, formerly of Grand Island, Lonnie Lee. Now it is RJ Hoff of Ogallala
which is 185 miles west of Grand Island. The land of the big draught and some
great trout fishing. Or it was until the draught hit!
I sent you another email explaining all this stuff and how I had sent you an email
and didn't even realize it was you until I got home and was going through the
stuff I copied and found another posting by freddy1 and there was your name by
it. What a coincidence that was.
 How in the heck are you?
 I'm ok, the family's ok, the son is in the USAF so I'm not sure about him, the dogs
Sam and Doc are fine and my jeep is running good. The bills are paid, some food
in the fridge and they tell us it may rain next Monday. Hey, things couldn't be
better.
 I don't have email at home as I don't own a computer, but I have it here at work.
Since I'm the boss, I can send something whenever I want. Saves me money on
buying my own computer and that is money that can be well spent on another fly
rod or gas (gasp) for the vehicles.

Drop me a line here and let me know how you are.

Ron Hoff
katcoron@lakemac.net
that's me.



Subject: NAF
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 11:56:42 EST
From: Steellight@aol.com
To: freddy1@northernnet.com
Hi Fred and thanx for notifying me about the web site.  I sent the email
below to Nevin Frankel regarding some of the initial crew of NAF/CRB.  I
will also advise him of your new website.  Please post the memo below.  It may
help to jar some of the memories of those who view the site.
Can I take digital photos of the pictures I have and send them to you as
"files"?  Can you post them from that venue?  Let me know and I will give it a try.Joel Stiegli  Subj: Re: NAF Cam Rahn Bay
Date: 11/26/00 9:47:34 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: Steellight
To: nfrankel@vpnavy.org
Dear Nevin:
Yes, I will locate and figure out a way to get some of my NAF CRB photos to
you.  And, yes I would like them back.
From my best recollection the initial "crew" of NAF CRB included:
Cdr. Joseph K. Stanley; CO - Bayonne, New Jersey
      Lt. Cdr. Helms, XO
      Lt. Cdr. ?????, Ops Office
      Lt. Moore, Admin Officer
      Lt. Corky Wright, Supply Office
      Lt. Gerry Niimi; CB Construction Officer - Hawaii
      Chief Boatsman Mate: ???? Master at Arms
      Chief Cecil Walker
PN Gary Steigerwald - Cleveland, OH
      YN Thomas Repp - Parma, OH
      PN Wesley Birkland - New Jersey
      PN Thomas Logue - Philadelphia
      YN Fred Williamson (maybe Williams) Ops YN
      YN Joel Stieglitz CO's YN - Cleveland, OH
      CN Cornell Horsey Communications - NYC
      PN Tom Waddell - South Carolina
      CB Tom Grazio -
      PN John Middleton - Mobile, Alabama
      YN1 Walter Heard
      Dennis Bonner - Pa.
      Ollie Wright - Dallas, Tx
      Fred Hill, Dallas Texas
      Rodriquez???
That's all I can put together at the moment.  It's been a long time.
Keep in touch
Joel Stieglitz


lonnie,

     Hello again.  Went to your web  site and love it.  first i should tell
you that my name is Bill Griffin, ABH-2 Retired USN.. Retired 100% service
connected (for a heart condition)Iam currently living in Santa Barbara,
Calif.    I only did 8 years before the heart conditon.   I joined the navy
in 1965 was sent to Beeville,Texas as an AA and joined the Crash Crew there
for the next two years.  Left there and went to Sangley Pt. PI.  and drove
Crash Trucks there for 1 1/2 Yrs. and ABHAN there. Left there in Jan. 1969
went to San Diego SEAR school, Than to Cam Rahn Bay in 28 Feb 1969 to 20
Oct. 1970  advanced to ABH-3 while in SEAR training in San Diego.  While at
Cam Rahn Bay , I drove the station Fire truck for the first 9 months there.
Than they turned it over to the Vietnamese.  I than went  to the line
fueling the P-3s I hated it had to drive at night.   Made ABH-2 and no more
driving fuel trucks.. went to workfor the special programs and worked at the
Vietnamese Naval Training Center   ,  CDR Stewart, was my boss at the time.
The base clubs were in full swing.  The theatre was alway full and while i
was there I seen  M A S H, first run, watched it twice that night.  The only
movie ever to play twice in the same night.  OH well , I have an alblum of
pictures. Really some good shot of the base, these pictures were taken over
a span of time some much earlier than my arrival, but most of them were
taken in 69 - 70 . Lonnie if you like  write me and give me your address so
i can send you these pictures.  Or I'll try and get them on my scanner, they
seem to blow up really big.  Iam new at this thats why  I haven't done it.
The picture alblum has about 50 pages.  Really good.  Maybe we can get them
all in here as Bills scrap book, I also have a few snap shot of me and my
fire truck.  Well good luck to all.  Anyone would like to write please do
so.  Bill Griffin,  ABH-2 retired
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PLEASE EMAIL ANY PICTURES OR STORYS TO ME AT freddy1@northernnet.com
I WILL POST THEM AS SOON AS POSSABLE THANKS.
 


 

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