Lane was a more secure Compound then Dong Ba Thin was in 65. Thinking of those we lost this year........always a brother................. But will continue with therapy every day for the next 3 or 4 weeks. I just updated Wink's address for his new house and added a temp address for Ted Buisker who is staying in St Cloud for the winter. Bruno E Sanchez Laredo , TX USA - Friday, October 27, 2017 at (EDT) Thanks Bruno will try anything right now. wink 3/69-10/70 wink morning flight, wes I'm so sorry about Kathy. Our KIA's were Chamberlin, Whetzel, Gilliam and Neal. Bill I have the Roster on here that continues to grow and be adjusted. John Sartor USA - Saturday, September 09, 2017 at (EDT) morning flight, gale an alex thanks for the concern. Sometimes just a phone call or if living close to where you could visit. It looks like a basket case right now, but he said he has all the stuff to put it together....
Alex TN USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at (EST) Alex, was the flight line at Dong Ba Thin then? Mark USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at (EST) Kenny, the Cobra guns were @ the 129th when i got there. they were quite a sight to see when they were fully loaded & "taking off" just about three/four inches off the ground. Alex TN USA - Sunday, December 10, 2017 at (EST) Mark I do have a couple of questions for everyone. Have had some say it bumps them off and my only note is that it takes time to load. I can't get them to work on my computer after being checked. Ken Strong Jr Wildwood, FL USA - Saturday, December 09, 2017 at (EST) Ken,anything you need added to the site let me know what it is and I will ask our Geeks how to send it to them and then it can be added..................... I can drive but, rough getting into my Expedition getting out is the easy of the two. So now kicking around the idea of crashing Wink's new place for those close to him. Listening all of the time for her quiet sounds but just too damn quiet. you know you guys must of told me of kathys condition at one time but as usual one tends to forget as you get older. Now have internet so can make changes again to the Roster. I been looking for 3 people I was with in our 129, George Perry ( spc 5 than pasted the test for staff before shipping out ), Thomas Fortrain whom I think is from Texas and Kenton Jones who I think lives in either Bronx or Broolyn New York these guys were with me in 69-70 and they were all crew chiefs. at this point in time it's crazy to try to leave with all the main highways, 75, 95,an I-4 jammed with bumper to bumper cars an trucks. He got out at the Moon Walk in New Orleans about 2pm, Thursday August 24th. For you COBRA crews, American Huey 369, Will have it's B Model Gunship 049 equipped with mini-guns and light rocket tubes on display at the farm next door. Paul Boggs morning flight, kokomo is coming up fast, looking forward to see all. & it would be nice to have one that looks at least as good as #261...
Mark.....to be your friend also & all the other 129th brothers & sisters. We will be spending Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains Of East Tennessee. Pulling guard duty at Dong Ba Thin during Monsoon season. Take a few minutes to remember our KIA’S and all our Brothers whom have passed over the years. Ken Strong Jr Wildwood, FL USA - Friday, December 15, 2017 at (EST) "P. Kal Bergstrom USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at (EST) Hello everyone. Just want to say hello to everybody and welcome home. Tom Uznanski Ken: didn’t have any problems viewing the rosters a few minutes ago. We found a Huey on in scrap yard that matches the location & it has crash damage. Mark Jackson Just an update after spending the Summer on the road. They had a "GREAT" old school band from Memphis called the Bo-Keys. Mark have been checking even though my phone is useless. On the other hand November 1965 was having Thanksgiving in the 129th. Please forward any info to me at [email protected] call me 5086780057 George Bessette Meagan, here is the post you were trying to read... And, once your safe pray you have something to go home to. now if any one knows anyone who wants to go an can't get hotel reservation, I have reservations for the east street inn & suite in tipton for the 13th to the 17th. They did an awesome job in showcasing 300 photos within 190 pages. I just wanted to let everyone know before the pre-sale discount, offered by the author....the publisher, expires at the end of Sept for the book. Take care Brothers and hoping Jim has his stand set up there for the books as planned. Ken Strong Jr Candler, FL USA - Saturday, August 05, 2017 at (EDT) Alex I remember something about him trying to do something with Indiana but not sure.
On April 18th 2018 we will finally get our recognition with the Monument to Air Crews in Arlington National Cemetery. Alex Fernwalt TN USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at (EST) Well hope all are ready Christmas and New Years. S." Pilots had to have flown the Huey guns to turn them in & pick-up & fly the cobras back to the 129of the crew-chiefs recall? I signed in to the 129th sometime around the 26th,27th or 28th of December of 71'. I transferred to the 129th as maintenance officer in Aug of 71 from A Troop 1/9 cav after stand down. I'm going to swing by on a week day & hope the place is open. In a fast pace world of lots of choices I appreciate all that still attend this ole' site. New place with better internet and can run four programs at one time. However you said that you can bend it enough to get in your car. I liked the old school sixties sound these guys had. If you haven't seen/heard them I suggest you go & check them out. Alex TN USA - Friday, November 03, 2017 at (EDT) Okay folks trying to get back up and running. Ken Strong Jr Wildwood, FL USA - Thursday, November 02, 2017 at (EDT) Bruno will have to break out the boots. I been looking for 3 people I was with in our 129, George Perry ( spc 5 than pasted the test for staff before shipping out ), Thomas Fortrain whom I think is from Texas and Kenton Jones who I think lives in either Bronx or Broolyn New York these guys were with me in 69-70 and they were all crew chiefs. Alex TN USA - Sunday, September 10, 2017 at (EDT) I've been praying for all Fl. Stockman, JW and Larry Stokes all of you to get to a safe place. They are under mandatory evacuation for the whole county. Alex TN USA - Friday, September 08, 2017 at (EDT) morning flight, well as you all can see from the news, iram is going to hit florida hard. I won't cancel until late tomorrow so that will give enough time to call me, so we can set something up. Thank you, John Brennan, John Brennan Hello Flight!! Mark and Dee USA - Monday, August 28, 2017 at (EDT) Out of the campground and wanted to just post a note to say Wink you made it. Glad to Jim made the trip and finished a little early. The Doctor explain the good and the bad that could happen during surgery. Ken Strong Jr Lafayette, IN USA - Saturday, August 19, 2017 at (EDT) Well a beautiful day for Jim to restart his journey down the Mississippi River. I am going with what Gently has told me about tax ID numbers and status.
It was like the setup at Dak To we were on the outside of there perimeter. He had not told me what kind of cancer he had but she said it was a tumor in his Liver Duct which took his life in less than six months.
I remember the 117th across Hwy1 a little south of us at Dong Ba Thin. She didn't know what caused it but got an email last night from talking about Southeast Asian Liver Flukes.
Larry the hugger says I should just drag the trailer to his place and if I don't want to do that he has a room for me. wrong way wes Regarding the shark mouth on the Cobra's: I talked with someone a year or so ago & he was the guy responsible for that. The 129th Cobra on display at Helena NG Base in Montana has the same shark mouth design on it. USA - Saturday, December 23, 2017 at (EST) afternoon flight, just wanted to wish everyone a merry xmas and a good an happy new year.
wink 3/69-10/70 wink Merry Christmas & good will to all men. How about putting the Cobra pics on the 129th Page. Bruno E Sanchez Laredo, TX USA - Friday, December 22, 2017 at (EST) Welcome Tom U.
As always I worry when we don't hear from our brothers but glad when I locate new people.
Also heading into the New Year we have the Reunion in Reno for Crew Members in June, The Pilot's in Atlanta during July plus Kokomo in September.
You and the Family have a safe and wonderful Christmas. Alex Tn USA - Thursday, December 21, 2017 at (EST) Merry Christmas and Happy NEW Year . Please take a look into this but couldn't find it on the VA site yet. 5 weeks into my knee replacement and found out that the scar tissue is keeping my knee from bending. Alex Fernwalt To the best of my knowledge you can get 129th decals from the 509 guys on there website. Drew Wesche I have a ton of photos taken of UH1H 65-12776 (upgraded from a D model) from 2015 when it was returned to a 129th Paint scheme. L-G gently USA - Friday, October 06, 2017 at (EDT) Sorry to have to write this post that yes we did loose another great sister. Sadly many and in some cases didn't even tell their family about cancer till the end. John Sartor USA - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at (EDT) OK...age is catching up with me! Alex Fernwalt My question wasn't so much about fund raising & tax exemptions etc to start with.
Alex, The way I remember our camp at Dong Ba Thin was about 800 yards off Hwy 1 with Dodge city on right as you go to129 th. USA - Thursday, December 21, 2017 at (EST) Gale in 65 when on guard duty you faced Hwy1. Ken Strong Jr Wildwood, FL USA - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at (EST) Good Afternoon Flight, first also understanding what our Brother Wes is dealing with and glad to see him post. Alex Tn USA - Thursday, October 26, 2017 at (EDT) I check the site daily. I also had a knee that was immobile for about four months. Bruno E Sanchez Laredo, TX USA - Thursday, October 26, 2017 at (EDT) I'm here checking to see what commo is new. We have more information than any other 129th site. Alex TN USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at (EDT) They did a good job on the Huey along with the nose art. Have 3 more weeks of therapy to get it bending or will need to be put under and the surgeon will have to break it loose. We did the paint job here and I took a bunch of photos during the process. "Wrong Way" Wes Griffith's wife Kathy did pass away. Larry Davis told me that Don's wife did get started on the paperwork with the VA but waiting on his death certificate. Young person would come up to me and say that their dad was a Vietnam Vet. Bill Wolf Colorado Springs, USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at (EDT) Larry have you heard any more about arrangements for Don? Alex TN USA - Monday, August 07, 2017 at (EDT) A Slow Hand Salute for Don. It concerns that there are are former 129th Hueys out there that may be available for donation & once that happens then it becomes about fund raising to fix it or fly it etc.