Where's My Buddy?
To send a request or answer a request for information on a lost buddy please include your first and last name, the name of your Buddy and the last time & place you saw him/her and click here: Buddy Link
25 August 2018. This is Steve Benetti,
I was stationed with the 245th at Marble Mountain in 1968-69. I’m trying to file a claim with the VA and have been for several years. Approximately January of 1969 I had a wing fuel tank fall on my back during a loading operation. I need to find witnesses for my comp claim.I am looking for anyone that remembers the incident, My nickname was Lefty or Mike I would really appreciate your assistance. Please advise, I can be reached at 480-621-8821 my email is email@example.com
03 August 2018. Hello,
03 August 2018. I am looking for a TO I flew with in the 225th. It would have been between June and December 1971. He was a TO on many of my SLAR missions. I have no name but he was a black soldier and we didn't have too many of those guys in our unit. He might have been from Georgia, but I really don't recall. Thanks.
Office: (713) 850-9300
Cell: (817) 691-1910
29 May 2018. (Amended 14 Sep 2018) I was with 23d SWAD that formed at FT Rucker, Ala to deploy to Vietnam. Went over by ship. We had OV1’s on top deck. Actually went up the river to Saigon. Then to Nha Trang. It was in 1961. Looking for anyone that made the trip.
Jim Leeper firstname.lastname@example.org
03 April 2018. Looking for anyone that served in the 1st Air Cavalry Division, 11th General Support ASTA Platoon that was stationed in Phu Bai, RVN in 1968. Charles C. Dickens. email@example.com.
03 April 2018. We have had a request from Dr. Jesse M. Ruiz Moreno, Museum Curator at the Military Museum, Madrid Spain. " Please find attached a Vietnam Era patch that belonged COL Jesse Ugalde who was a pilot of Super OV-1D Mohawk as Chief of Milgroup Vietnam in 1966...and this patch forming part of his flight suit...please advise where this kind of patch on clothing for correct exhibit to the public". Please send any background to the webmaster.
09 February 2018. This is James R. Stanley and I am looking for some guys that served at the 122 AVN CO HANAU Germany. I was there from January 1967- February 1969. I am looking for Gary Way, John Smerski, Larry Prichett, Roger Kahback who were with me before I was shipped out to Vietnam 225th AVN CO 223 Battalion Phu Hep Tui Qui. Forgive my spelling. I would really love to hear from any of you. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Sussmeier email@example.com
17 October 2016. This is James R Stanley I was stationed at Flegerhorst Kaserne in the 122Avn Co worked in tech supply under W-3 Leonard G Anderson. I dated a blond Australian girl named Linda Paul who's father was a civilian worker on base. Anyone from that period I would really love to hear from you
JIM STANLEY. firstname.lastname@example.org 772-975-5293
17 Oct 2016. Looking for Larry Moody who was in the 225 SAC Aviation Unit in Vietnam Nam in 1971 . We worked in the motor pool together with some other guys and with papa son who did all the tire repairs. We shared a hootch together and always had cold beer . You ETS'd in June or July 1971 and I still had 6 months left of duty. You gave me your half bottle of scotch when you left. Thought about you many times over the years . You lived in North Carolina I think. Your wife had a baby when you were in Nam and she mailed you some cigars, you shared one with me one night. Would like to hear from you or family .
27 Jun 2016. Looking for James "Marty" Johnson from Casa Grande, AZ. Served in 131st in Nam (67-68 or 69) and 122nd in Hanau,Germany (1970). Any help would be great. Charles Carroll, 480-603-5650 or email@example.com.
18 Jun 2016. Looking for Dan Davies. He and I were crew chiefs in the 73rd on the "B"
Line. We shared a rat infested hooch for nearly 11 months at Long Thanh North in 1970-71
I believe he was from the Cleveland area. The last time I saw him was
when I dropped him off at the replacement co. in Long Binh to go home.
4 May 2016.
It would be great if you knew who to contact to update the OV-1 aircraft status page so his name could be put on it.
29 April 2016. Looking for a buddy Imagery Interpreter, Shaun Barrett. Last seen in Ft. Holabird, MD.
Jerry Spette, MAJ, MI. 914-769-7758
12 Feb 2016. Trying to connect with Harry W. (Bill) Thomas, Mohawk Pilot originally from Tuscon AZ. We did the MI Officers Advanced Course together at Ft Hauchuca AZ in 1972. After that he was stationed in Hanau Germany. We lost track after that.
09 Feb 2016. My name is Rex Hodges, I am a Life Support and Wreckage Investigator for
the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Our mission is to provide the
fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and
the nation. We deploy all over the world locating and recovering our
missing service members. A large part of that mission involves travel to
Southeast Asia where we locate and excavate crashed Vietnam War era aircraft
crash sites. We also travel to other remote parts of the world recovering
WWII, Korean War, and Cold War losses. One of the LSI's primary jobs is to
identify the type, model, and if possible the tail number of the aircraft
once we have located a crash site.
We currently have teams in Laos conducting recovery operations. One of
those teams are excavating a suspected OV-1 crash site. While excavating
the team has recovered some .30 cal ammunition, and some of the background
we have for this aircraft indicates that pilots had M-2 carbines issued.
My questions are: Is this possible? If so, were these carried in the
cockpit? And would they have been with the pilots if they would have
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Rex A. Hodges
Life Support Investigator
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency-West (DPAA-West), OSD(P)
Scientific Analysis/Non-Biological Analysis Branch
808-448-4500 X3819 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
09/04/15 I am a Veterans Service Officer in Duluth Minnesota working with Ronald Nyholm, Army 1965-1968, served in Vietnam 1966-1968. He was assigned 73rd Surveillance Aircraft Company at Vung Tau. He is filing a claim with the Veterans Affairs and needs to verify a stressor for his PTSD.
Ronald states in 1967 he was supporting Special Forces mission in the Elephant Ear and the 0V-1 Mohawk was hit, Ronald ejected and lived but the pilot (an Army Major) ejected and the Major was found in his ejection seat in the river, the Major died.
Ronald is trying to find anyone who can recall the incident and write a “buddy statement” about the incident. He remembers the Navy sent a boat to retrieve Ronald and search for the pilot. They did not find the pilot until later because they had to send divers to locate him.
Ronald’s telephone # is 218-721-3010. He can be called or emailed. Thanks for all your assistance.
Director, Veterans Service Office
405 E. Superior St., Ste., 130
Duluth, MN 55802
P: 218-725-5285, Fax 218-723-4678
06/09/15 - I'm looking for Army SSG Don Purcel. He was a company clerk in the 73rd SAC at Long Thanh North, Vietnam OCT 1970. I seem to recall he was from Oklahoma.
Mark Wilson - 512.751.6275 - email@example.com
05/21/15 - My name is Art Jacobs, Army Helicopter Pilot (former Captain), looking for James Keane, Mohawk Pilot.
05/16/15 - I’m seeking any information on an incident that might have occurred on Marble Mountain Danang,Vietnam in the spring of 1972 ( OV-1D on flight Line, burning). I was in the 131st Military Intelligence Company (AS) at marble mountain Army Airfield. I was a 35L Avionic Repairman. I applied for annual membership today. Thanks in advance for your time and considerations.
Emanuel F. Lewis 678-787-5089 firstname.lastname@example.org
05/07/15 - Wishing I could remember all my Friends in the 12th aviation Co. and the 568th Transportation company 1970 to 1973 and anyone who served with me in Nam. But my memory is gone, my records lost, and the only proof I have anymore is one document with my name in it. My Name is John Worley, SP4 Worley, I do remember a Captain Stuckey, and that is about it. dustyrider@Hotmail.com. Thanks for your help
03/5/2015 - I'm looking for Harold Vail
who was with the 225th at Phu Hiep in 1970. Doug McKinniss. email@example.com.
02/8/2014 - I'm looking for Robert Stenstra (TO) from Michigan and Tim Walsh (TO) from Tarzana, CA. We graduated from Fort Huachuca in 1979. www.henrymohan.com, henry.mohan@Inf.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Henry Mohan, c/o Long & Foster R.E., Inc., 7700 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814. 301-785-1800.
01/25/2015 - I'm looking for anyone that was a crew chief on a Mohawk with the 244th. Avn. In CanTho Vietnam in 1968-69 April. Email at email@example.com. Carl Kaelin
10/17/2014 - I am attempting to locate Captains Oscar Hoyt and Jerry (Gerald?) Lord, Mohawk pilots at Kitzingen AAF in the med 1960's. I was an Air Traffic Controller there from 1964-67. These two were some of the best pilots it has been my pleasure to work with. Any help greatly appreciated. Email: Ltcrc13@aol.com. Thank You!
05/10/2014 - I am attempting to find SGT (E-5) William B. Johnson, TO, 245th SAC, Marble Mountain Air Facility, Danang, VN I Corps. He was also the Life Support Equipment NCOIC. Most of his flying was done in the VR Platoon as a TO with many flights accompanying CPT Noble Atkins. Williams was really good at his job as TO and Platoon Sergeant, and was one of the prime movers in the Life Support Equipment development in the 245th SAC making it "the best LSE shop" in the Army. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Moore who lived in May of 1969 at 4934 Kildare, Dallas, Texas. William was a graduate of South Oak Cliff High School in 1965. He left the 245th and the Army in 1969, and the last I knew was working for Eastman Kodak at the Cedar Springs address near Dallas Love Field. He indicated that his plans were to become an airline pilot and study the Dallas area from the air. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1208 Brentwood Ave, Richland, WA 99352 or 509-627-2448 with any information.
After searching everywhere I could, a friend with contacts in the FBI told that Sgt Johnson had passed away.These are the few details that were available:
William Bradley Johnson Sgt., E-5 RA15805163 Technical Observer 245th SAC Marble Mountain Air FacilityDanang VN I Corps
Service Info.: SGT US ARMY VIETNAM Birth Date: 12 Nov 1946 Death Date: 2 Apr 2000 Cemetery: Restland Memorial Park Cemetery Address: 9220 Restland Road Dallas, TX 75231Bill was a really good man and he served his fellow veterans and the Army well. He will be missed.Noble
05/02/2014 - Looking for Charles F. Adam. Chip was SPUD 03 in 72, he was my stick buddy on the OV-1 Transition. Anybody with info as to where he is , Please contact Gabe Hudson: email@example.com
04/07/2014 - I worked as a civilian contractor [after I finished my Army time in Vietnam with the 281st. AHC] with Paul Gage, who was in Long Thanh with one of the Army aviation units there [We both worked on avionics]. After we returned to the States I got to talk to him once when he needed some legal paperwork advise and I got my brother to try and help him. I'm in my late 60's now and Paul must be 81 or 82 I believe and I thought of him recently and just wanted to holler at him if he is still around? Last I knew  he was still in the San Diego area a number of years ago, maybe San Mateo or Los Banos? I would appreciate if anyone knows his status if they could help me contact him. Thank You, Respectfully, Joseph Williams. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOLLOWUP 04/27/14: Although you probably didn't find anyone who knew anything about Paul Gage's current status, I appreciate that you bothered to check.
12/09/2013 - Searching for Andrew Joran last seen in mid 1970's at both Hanau and
Stuttgart AAF in GE. He was a Mohawk mechanic and crewchief. F. Hutchinson.
12/04/2013 - Searching for 'Sky' or 'Ski' Ronalski last seen at the 131st AVN CO in Hue
Phu-Bai RVN in 1971. He worked on cameras (41G20) and was a bartender at the E-21 Club.
04/15/2013 - Searching for any member who knew or flew with my Grandfather,
LTC Richard F. Taylor when he was stationed at Ft. Rucker, AL. Andrew Taylor.
01/29/2013 - I am looking for; 'Buick' Bingham, John Murphy and Larry Kirkguard.
Gabe Hudson. email@example.com Thanks.
01/12/2013 - Looking for old friend, Mohawk pilot, first name Pierre, last name ???
Flew in S. Korea in 1984. Linae Brush. L.BRUSH@yahoo.com Thanks.
12/27/2012 - I am trying to locate Adrian Coty and John Murphy who commanded
the 109th AVN Company at Ft. Lewis, WA. Mike Mooney. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
09/10/2012 - I am looking for anyone who lived in the "Dirty-Thirty" hooch at the 225th
AVN Co. in Phu Heip, 1967 - '68, RVN such as; Joe Wade, Stoner, Stressler, John
Butterfield, Gettleto Juan and Aircraft maint. Jim Hester, USAF Retired.
07/30/2012 - I am looking for David Bong, last seen at the 73rd AVN Co. 1967-'68.
He was from Los Angeles, CA. Frank Smigielski, II Observer, 73rd AVN Co. RVN.
05/30/2012 - Gary Hessler and I are looking for anyone who served in the II
(Imagery Interpretation) section of the 131st AVN. Co. (Nighthawks) from
Jan 1968 thru 1970. Dan Kreynest, dhkreynest@SLMPD.ORG and
01/03/2012 - I am looking for Hank Browning, last seen at the 23rd SWADRVN in
1963. From Jack Kerns, pilot with Hank in 1962 and '63, email@example.com Thanks.
10/23/2011 - I am looking for Sgt. Patrick Shartau, last seen in Camp Humphreys,
Korea, 3rd MI BN in 1995. Kyle Morningstar, a.k.a. 'Moonbeamer the Mohawker',
08/29/2011 - I am looking for Frank Calloway, last seen Oct. 1969 in 225th Avn Co.,
TueyHua, RVN. He was a world class handball player and pretty good pinochle hand.
Larry Walls, firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
08/01/2011 - I am looking for Bruce Mclain, last seen in 1987 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Tom Rogers, email@example.com Thanks.
07/03/2011 - I am looking for Don Purcell, we served together in the 73rd at
Long Thanh North in 1970. Mark Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
06/25/2011 - I am looking for Roger Bailey, formerly of 244th Aviation Photolab,
Can Tho, and later transferred with me to the 225th Photolab at Fu Heip airstrip near
TuyHoa. Stephen Bogner, SteveBogner@aol.com Thanks.
06/21/2011 - I am looking for Col. Phil Stewart, a Mohawk pilot last known to be in the
Norfolk, VA. area about 15 years ago. George Davis, email@example.com Thanks.
06/09/2011 - I am looking for Eric Moeglich who I served with in the 131st Avn Co. in
1968 in Vietnam. Steven Digangi, Digidowop@aol.com Thanks.
06/01/2011 - I have been contacted by a family member of Jimmy "Mac" Brasher who
went down with Bobby Pittman in 1966 in the South China Sea. They would like to
hear from anyone that was stationed with him and can provide some personal stories
about him during his tour there. Please send your stories or comments to my attention,
George Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.