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Entry #: 176

Entry Date: 2010-02-11 02:30:51

Name: Hector Velez
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Where do I begin. I served in the U.S. Army (active duty) from November 1983 until June of 1989. In 1988, I was deployed to Panama in support of Operation Just Cause. Prior to my departure, I purchased a POW/MIA wrist band, which was engraved with TSGT Springsteadah's name. I wore the wrist band until June of 1989, which is when I separated from service. I tried to conduct research on TSGT Springsteadah, but all I learned was that he was from Millville, New Jersey. Keep in mind that this was before the internet came about. Being from New Jersey myself, I tried to find out what I could about TSGT Springsteadah, while respecting his family's privacy. Today I came across the virtual wall site and looked up TSGT Springsteadah. Again, there was very little information. After a couple of Google searches, I came across Ann Holland's website. After twenty plus years, I have finally learned of TSGT Springsteadah's, as well as his comrades', fate. I still have my wrist band. It sits by my bed and I look at it often. I cannot help but to feel a deep sense of connection with TSGT Springsteadah. I hope to find a picture of him and to learn as much as I can about this senseless loss. Thank you for such a wonderful site and all of the links provided.

God Bless!

Entry #: 175

Entry Date: 2010-02-05 03:04:18

Name: Ed Larson
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: interesting reading i makes you wonder what other secrets the US government is keeping.

Entry #: 174

Entry Date: 2010-02-04 14:52:09

Name: Jerry Brothers
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I was at 20A 1969 to 1970 with the Ravens.Great bunch of guys.

Entry #: 173

Entry Date: 2010-01-22 17:45:02

Name: Taz
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Amazing stories told with writing as well as photo. As a child born during this time ('68) and heard of the horror, I am torn apart. Hope we learn something from our past and progress toward a less destructive future.

Entry #: 172

Entry Date: 2010-01-17 11:50:12

Name: Mel Miller
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Thought you and all should know that
the CH-47 Helicopters in your photos belong to the 147th Avn Co.
They were stationed at Vung Tau, RVN
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Read about the mission and how they got to Laos

http://www.147thhillclimbers.org/hill_site/hill_stories/Laos.htm
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from Hillclimbers in Laos
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A couple of days later, the second mission began. We were to move a D-4 bulldozer externally which weighed in the neighborhood of 11,600 lbs. We proceeded to a small airstrip in the vicinity of "The Rock", Landing Site 85, which was close to the North Vietnam border.

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M. Miller FE
147thAvn Co (ASH)Hillclimber
1969-70

Entry #: 171

Entry Date: 2010-01-08 13:46:27

Name: George J. Broussard, MSgt, USAF, Ret
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I am a TACAN trainer in the 5th MOB. Been in the MOB for 21 years now. Great site! Thank you for preserving our heritage.

Entry #: 170

Entry Date: 2009-12-29 03:50:52

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Entry #: 169

Entry Date: 2009-12-22 17:10:29

Name: Paul R Echelberger
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I first ran into Lima Site 85 in copy of Air Force magazine! Always glad for those who share and willing to relive the stories about those brave hard working people and their sacrifices that allow all Americans their freedoms. So so many stories that need to be shared. Thanks to all.
Former Vietnam Era 1967-70 Army radio repair.

Entry #: 168

Entry Date: 2009-12-17 23:15:42

Name: Robert Schwartz
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Just checking in at the recommendation of an old Air Force buddy from Little Rock Bomb Plot, 1956-1957, Marvin Hodges.

Entry #: 167

Entry Date: 2009-12-09 02:22:15

Name: John Milton
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I was one of those "non-existent" 1st Mob (USAF) "Black Hatters" who served in Vientiene in '65-'66". It's great to know that some of the stories are finally being told in a truthful fashion. Enjoyed reading the stories that I have some connection to...the good and the bad. Thanks. John

Entry #: 166

Entry Date: 2009-12-03 23:04:57

Name: Charlie Burke
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I worked side by side with Jerry Gish at Richmond Bomb Plot before he left on a "secret mission". A good guy liked by us all.
He is missed.


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