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  Tan Son Nhut Association Attendee's, Sep 14 - 17, 2017, Colorado Springs, CO
The below individuals have made reservations or have paid registration fees to TSNA.
There are currently 98 people registered to attend.
Ahrens, Susie and Glen
Allscheid, Robert and Linda
Alvestad, Kathy and daughter Heidi Bever
Baker, Dale and Maxine
Bessette, Carol and John
Bird, Gary L. and Dorendia
Brown, Randall and Rita
Bryan, Dale and Judy
Bucholz, Bernard and Margaret
Burney, William H. "Bill" and Linda
Cain, Michael E. and Karen
Campos, Arthur T.
Carvell, Rich and Sue
Cooley, Richard and Brenda
Coup, Larry
Cragg, James L. and Ethel
Crespin, Robert and Doreen
Crumpton, Charles M.
Csordas, Andy and Rena
Cutler, Morris and Marlene Hosen
Donnelly, Larry
Earnest, Tom and Joyce
Farrell, Joseph P. and Kathleen A.
Faulkner, Jim and Jan
Fields, Gary R.
Fox, Ralph and Dona
Fry, Larry and Lois
Gates, Larry and Darlene
Hanlon, Lester L. Jr and Sandra Kay
Harris, Joe T.
Hatfield, Harlan and Carolyn
Ingram, Joe
Jansky, Russ and Kathryn
Jernigan, Johnnie and Sharon
Johnson, Gerald E. and Katy
Kricho, Joe
Kuhaupt, John and Jean
Lane, James and Linda
Mattson, Damon and Lisa
Mortensen, Paul and Amy
Munoz, Gary and Susie
Nivens, Kerry and Margaret
Patton, Lynn and Linda
Penn, Hugh & Kathy & Beverly Herbert
Pineau, Ricci
Pirri, Norbert and Carole
Plunkett, George and Trish
Redlinski, Gary and Diana
Reynolds, Gary and Elaine
Roberts, Richard and Donna
Schneider, Mike and Adrian Person
Shelhamer, Samuel and Betty
Veblen, Chris and Victoria

Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)Aug 17, 2017
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Comments:  I am inquiring to see if there is another web master that belongs to the Tan Son Nhut Association.

I have been the TSNA Web Master for nearly twenty years and need to step down from that position.

If you are interested in being the TSNA web master, then please contact me at the above email address.

Thank you,

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Aug 17, 2017

1.  Bucholz, Bernard W., Wheaton, Illinois, 1876th Communications Squadron
     Comm Center Specialist, 7th AF HQ Comm Center     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Cain, Michael, Roseville, Minnesota, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership to "Life Membership")
3.  Crumpton, Charles M., Minden, Louisiana, 377th CAM Squadron
     Det #1, 834 Air Division, Material Control Officer     (New Member)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Aug 12, 2017

1.  Battersby, Paul, Broomall, Pennsylvania, 3rd CS Det, 58th Transpertation BN
     (Renewed his membership to "Life Membership" and a "Donation to the Memorial Fund")
2.  Duke, Walter, Jr., Owensboro, Kentucky, 3rd Radio Research Unit, 224th Aviation BN.
     Army Aviator and Aircraft Maintenance Officer
     (Renewed his membership for five years and a "Donation to the General Fund")
3.  Jordan, Joseph J., Elbert, Colorado, 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare
     (Renewed his membership and a "Donation to the General Fund")

Plaque Fry


Name:  Janice Jones  (TSNA Life Member)Aug 10, 2017
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Comments:  The Family TSNA Reunion!

A very personal message for a "Very Important Person."

This VIP is You!  Yes, You!

This year, the family is meeting in Colorado Springs, in September.

The time is short and if possible, you should attend!

None of us is guaranteed not one more minute!

The reason each year's reunion is so marvelous and great, is because you attend!

The bond we have and share is unbreakable and unique!

Go to Colorado, share the bonds of friendship and brotherhood and speak with one another.

All my honor and respects,

Janice Jones

Name:  Harold G. Carpenter  (377th Security Police Squadron)Aug 05, 2017
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Comments:  I am Harold G. Carpenter.

I served with the 377th Air Police Squadron, from November 1966 to November 1967.

I was on Charlie Flight (Midnight shift) the night of the first ground attack on Tan Son Nhut, with penetration.

Dec 4-5, 1966
0110 hours
33 rockets and mortars
20 US air craft damaged
3 US KIA
15 US WIA
03 ARVN KIA
04 ARVN WIA
28 NVA/VC KIA
04 NVA/VC POW.
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Aug 05, 2017

1.  Houck, Ross, Gap, Pennsylvania, 1876th Communications Squadron
     (Renewed his membership for five years)
2.  Stine, Raymond, Williamstown, Pennsylvania, 377th CAMS, Parachute/Life Support Group
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Martin Strones   Aug 02, 2017
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Comments:  Being asked if these steel pieces are part of one of the bunkers on the west side at Tan Son Nhut.

Can you ask those you know and advise as soon as possible?

Thanks,

Martin Strones

Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)July 31, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for August 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)July 31, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The August 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the August 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jul 25, 2017

1.  Harris, Joe T., Sugar Land, Texas, 460th Tac Recon Wing
     (New Member)
2.  Johnson, Michael G., The Villages, Florida, Personal Property Depot of US Army Mortuary
     (New Member)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jul 20, 2017

1.  Davis, Lyle K., Inverness, Florida, 377th Air Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership and a "Donation to the General Fund")
2.  Penn, Hugh D., Sandy Springs, Georgia, 633rd Combat Support Group, CBPO
     ("Donation to the Scholarship Fund")

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jul 16, 2017

1.  Beyette, Peter F., Springville, New York, 6922nd Security Wing, Det 5
     (Renewed his membership
2.  Childers, Jerry W., Chattanooga, Tennessee, UTT Helicopter Company (Armed), Fire Team
     Leader / 2UH-B Helicopters     (Renewed his membership
3.  Clark, David, Dover, New Hampshire, 460th Field Maintenance Squadron
     Sheet Metal Shop     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)July 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for July 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)June 30, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The July 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the July 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jun 27, 2017

1.  Baird, Patrick, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 460th Field Maintenance
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jun 24, 2017

1.  Chaffee, Bobbi, Tampa, Florida, Wife of Chaplain Bob A. Chaffee
     (Renewed her membership)
2.  Cottringer, William S., North Bend, Washington, 6250th Air Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Donnelly, Lawrence G., Saddle Brook, New Jersey, 460th Field Maintenance Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jun 13, 2017

1.  Donnelly, William E., Somerville, New Jersey, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (A&E)
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jun 09, 2017

1.  Crist, Edward L., Corvallis, Oregon, 377th Air Police Squadron
     (Renewed for five years)
2.  Dampman, Charles R., Jr., East Greenville, Pennsylvania, 834th Air Detachment Division
     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Ghizzone, Joseph V., Manchester, New Jersey, 6250th Combat Support Group
     377th Civil Engineers     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Hildreth, Thomas, Chester, Vermont, 1876th Communications Squadron
     Tech Control     (Renewed his membership, donated to the "Memorial Fund")
5.  Longpre, Terence, Ellenton, Florida, 377th Supply Squadron (SEA Mobile EOD)
     (Renewed his membership)
6.  Rung, Thomas, Fenton, Missouri, 377th Services, Food Service
     (New Member)
7.  Zohn, Edward W., Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 19th Air Command Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Today is D-Day!  We remember those who were on the Beaches of Normandy!
Today is D-Day!  We remember those who were on the Beaches of Normandy!
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)May 31, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The June 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the June 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)May 31, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for June 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 30, 2017

1.  Allscheid, Robert J., Columbia, Illinois, US Navy, on a destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
     (Renewed for five years, "Donation to the Scholarship Fund")
2.  Clark, Harry B., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, HHD 39th Signal Battalion
     U.S. Army, Construction Draftsman     (Renewed his membership)
3.  D'Auria, John C., Mays Landing, New Jersey, 366th Field Maintenance Squadron
     Airframe Repairman and Crash Recovery Specialist     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Jansky, Russ, Sammamish, Washington, 377th Combat Support Group
     Aerial Fuel Bladder Delivery     (Renewed his membership to "Life Membership")
5.  Monahan, Gary F., Melbourne, Florida, 58th and 110th Transportation Co., MACV, US Army
     (Renewed his membership)
6.  Schattel, John L., Irving, Texas, Air Force Advisory Group
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Janice Jones  (TSNA Life Member)May 29, 2017
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Comments:  Memorial Day!!

Love, honors, respects, and Thank You!!!

Cheerleader
Name:  Samuel Eisenhour, Jr.May 29, 2017
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Comments:  Good afternoon,

My late father, Samuel William Eisenhour, was stationed at Tan Son Nhut in 1971.

He was part of the Triple Nickle Red Horse.

I was inquiring if your organization had any photos of him that you would share with me.

I'm trying to put together a scrapbook of him and I don't have many photos from this time period.

I am grateful for any help. Thank you for your time.

Respectfully,
Samuel William Eisenhour Jr
Name:  Garry Ludwig  (Civil Engineer/RH)May 27, 2017
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Comments:  I was deplaned at Tan Son Nhut enroute back to Korea in Oct/Nov 1972 time frame from Thailand.

I was a Civil Engineer/RH interior electrician at the time.

I spent a few days around the Civil Engineer compound talking to different people.

I can't remember names, but I am Garry Ludwig.

I have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease, the docs think from exposure to Agent Orange.

The VA has denied my claim because there is no proof I set foot in Vietnam, although the VSM, Vietnam Gallentry and Vietnam Service medals were awarded.

If there is anyone out there that remembers me, please contact me at the above email.
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 19, 2017

1.  Nivens, Margaret W., Huntsville, Alabama, wife of TSNA Director Kerry Nivens
     (New member, joined for five years)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 16, 2017

1.  Burney, William H., Bethlehem, Georgia, 346th Troop Carrier Squadron
     (TDY from Pope AFB, NC)     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Love, Terry M., Shawnee, Kansas, 1st Signal Brigade (USA), Aviation Section
     (Renewed his membership, donation to the General Fund)
3.  Moebes, William R., Guntersville, Alabama, 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
     Pilot EC-47     (New Member)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Dale Bryan  (Detachment 2, 30th Weather Squadron)May 15, 2017
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Comments:  It's now official. Our logo and the term Tan Son Nhut Association are now trademarks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I just received the official documents from our attorney. This means no other entity may use our trademarks in commerce, nor can anyone prevent us from marketing items bearing the logo or name.

Soon, the mark will appear next to some of the logos on the website and in revetments. Larry is already working this for Revetments where the entire membership will be informed of this event in the June issue. I will work with Gary Fields and Charles Penley to make this so on the website.

This is another step completed to make us a mature non-profit corporation.

Dale Bryan

Plaque Bryan
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 15, 2017

1.  Price, John J., Newberry, South Carolina, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership for five years)
2.  Seifert, Arnold A., Pepin, Wisconsin, 377th Civil Engineering Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Shelhamer, Samuel J., Berwick, Pennsylvania, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (New Member)
4.  Williams, Steven, Irvington, New Jersey, 8th Aerial Port Squadron
     (Renewed his membership for five years)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 10, 2017

1.  Messer, Lowell, Ohatchee, Alabama, 6250th Combat Support Group
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Spylios, Michael J., Nashua, New Hampshire, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 07, 2017

1.  Agan, Andy Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada, 1876th Communications Squadron
     (Renewed his membership for five years)
2.  Gardner, Ronald G., Tiverton, Rhode Island, 1876th Communications Squadron
     Weather Relay Communications Center     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)May 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for May 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
Name:  Jack Smith  (Base Police)May 02, 2017
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Comments:  Below are fourteen men of the 377th Security Police Squadron who attended the Vietnam/Thailand Skycops Reunion 2017, Dayton, Ohio.



Left to Right:

1.  Pat Houseworth
2.  Mike De Tuccio
3.  Dan Pipic
4.  Karl Sheaffer
5.  Dana Hutchinson
6.  Lynn Patton

Back Row, Left to Right

7.    Steve Michael
8.    John Nuff
9.    Chuck Abney
10.  Jack Smith
11.  Gary Lee
12.  Dave Ramey
13.  Sam Shelhamer
14.  Dave Beckley

Name:  Bob Maguire  (Base Chapel)May 01, 2017
Email:  

Comments:   Looking for anyone who would remember Bob Maguire, Chaplain's assistant, serving in Vietnam, at Tan Son Nhut from 1963-1964.

Army lost my records, apparently due to fire, and have to prove I was there.

Anyone else experience same thing?

Looking forward to any response,
Bob Maguire
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)May 01, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The May 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the May 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 25, 2017

1.  Balistreri, Guy J., Franklin, Wisconsin, 460th Field Maintenance Squadron, Propeller Shop
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Takeuchi, Martin T., Chino, California, 8th Aerial Port Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Jack Smith  (Base Police)Apr 23, 2017
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Comments:  

From Ken Neal

Attention:  Air Police and Security Police Veterans of the Tet Offensive!

It is time we honor you and your sacrifices!

The 343rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, your Security Forces Academy is holding a two-day event to honor your military service during the Tet Offensive for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive.

You are cordially invited to join us along with Defenders of all eras to partake in this two-day event on 30 - 31 January 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

The Security Forces Academy, along with Defenders of from all Joint Base San Antonio are planning several events over these two days to include a social, a ceremony to honor the six Defenders who lost their lives during the Tet Offensive

A tribute to those who served during the Tet offensive and a dinner to break bread with those who safely returned home.

For any questions for please contact Mrs. Catherine Jeffryes at (210) 671-2184 or MSgt Justin Saunders at (210) 671-5133 for more information.

Request came from 343rd and Mel Grover

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 19, 2017

1.  Busillo, Richard P., Hatboro, Pennsylvania, 120th Assault Helicopter Company
     Helicopter Mechanic/Crew Chief/Door Gunner     (Renewed his membership for five years)
2.  Carnahan, James D., Bradenton, Florida, 460th Field Maintenance Squadron
     Structural Repair, Sheet Metal Shop     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Gales, Robert R., Clifton. Virginia, 377th Combat Support Group
     Office of the Staff Judge Advocate     (Renewed his membership for five years)
4.  Norville, Jerry L., Fredericksburg, Virginia, Medical Service Corps, Advisor to VNAF
     (Renewed his membership and a Donation to the General Fund)
5.  Rumberg, Morton M., Gold River, California, 377th Combat Support Group, TACC
     (Renewed his membership)
6.  Webb, Mary J., Yuba City, California, 7th Air Force Office of History, Clerical Work
     (Renewed her membership to "Life Member")

Plaque Fry


Name:  Janice Jones  (TSNA Life Member)Apr 16, 2017
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Comments:  Hallelujah!!!  Celebrate!!!  He's Alive!!!

Happy Easter!!!

He Shall Return!!!

Thank You, Father and our Lord Jesus Christ!!!  AMEN!!!

Love all of you!!!
Name:  Cynthia Eckstein   Apr 12, 2017
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Comments:  Dear Tan Son Nhut Association,

I am writing to you after viewing your tnsa.org webpage.

Our very good friend was TDY in 1969 and his records show nothing to verify this.

He has severe diabetes among other health issues and the VA will not acknowledge boots on the ground in Vietnam.

He was in 377th Field Maintenance Squadron and his name is Larry Voss.

Can you please post this in hopes that someone can verify Larry's service connection in TSN?

Thank you,

Cynthia Eckstein
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 12, 2017

1.  Carter, Steve, Hernando, Mississippi, 377th Civil Engineer Squadron
     (Renewed his membership for five years, Donation to the General Fund)
2.  Geisler, Edmond H., Oakhurst, California, 460th Field Maintenance Squadron, Engine Shop
     (Renewed his membership, Donation to the General Fund)
3.  Goldberg, Murray I., Rossmoor, California, 1876th Communications Sq, Teletype Repair
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Hackworth, Gary H., Chesapeake, Virginia, Det. 1, 45th Tactical Recon Squadron
     Phase Team Mechanic, FR-101 aircraft     (Renewed his membership for five years)
5.  Martin, Floyd M., Everett, Washington, 377th Supply Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
6.  Oszman, Michael J., Whitney, Texas, U. S. Army
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 05, 2017

1.  Cline, Keith A., Springfield, Ohio, Defense Communications Agency, Classified Courier
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Doolittle, William O., Edgefield, South Carolina, 6994th Security Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Totten, Gary W., Castle Rock, Washington, 377th Transportation Squadron
     (New Member, signed up for five years)
4.  Treadway, Lake Placid, FLorida, 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)Apr 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for April 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

Plaque Penley
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Mar 30, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The April 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the Apr 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
Name:  MSgt Kal N. Slater  (Active US Air Force)Mar 30, 2017
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Comments:  The Air Force Personnel Center has begun to research an incident that occurred at Tan Son Nhut in July of 1965 (specifically 18 July, 1965).

We have been approached Sen. John Cornin on behalf of an Airmen who is requesting review of a service medal that was lost.

At the time of the incident the Airmen was the aide-de-camp for BG George Simler.

We would be interested in contacting any of your members that were at Tan Son Nhut in summer of 1965.

We're looking for eye witnesses to an act of gallantry.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

You can contact me or 210-565-4179.

******************************************

We received a Board of Correction of Military Records (BCMR) for an Airmen who is requesting a reconsideration for a high level decoration.

His claim is that the decoration was submitted for review in 1965 but was lost or never acted upon.

Here is what we have, a non-official document purported to be a statement from a BG Simlar.

The document describes an incident were the Airmen was traveling in a staff car with BG Simler.

During their journey the staff car was ambushed by VC soldiers.

It includes a narrative about how the Airmen fought off the VC attack allowing BG Simlar to escape back to the base.

We also received a statements from the Airmen describing the same.

Our team is looking for help and we are unofficially requesting information about the event.

Ideally, one of your members will step forward, go on the record and corroborate the Airmen's statement.

If the statement we have is true, then what happened that day would be notable enough for anyone to remember the event.

We have purposely left out some facts as we hope to independently verify the case, we want anyone that comes forward to be able to recollect the day's events without us tainting the memory.

We would be very gratefully if you could ask your members a general question about any memories that they have about an incident involving BG Simlar in Jul of 1965.

If you have anyone respond we would like to speak with them privately.

We would like any research we do will have to remain quiet, for now.

Our hope is that we can accurately determine the validity of the statement and either dismiss the claim or press forward to support this Airmen's long overdue recognition for his acts of bravery.

I have CC's SSgt Ben Pratt who has been assigned the case.

V/r,
KAL N. SLATER, MSgt, USAF
Air Force Personnel Center
550 C Street West, C-114
JBSA Randolph TX 78150
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Name:  Janice Jones  (TSNA Life Member)Mar 29, 2017
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Comments:  While remembering today and enjoying the Freedoms that y'all bought and paid for, we shall never forget the sacrifices each of you gave up to guarantee that our Beloved America would always be our Country!

We fight outside our borders and all around the world to keep America safe and secure from all harmful enemies!

You have been and shall always be our Front Line of Defense!

Our America has depended on her courageous and valorous men and women and America has never been disappointed!

When the call went out, you answered!

If another call was issued, all of you would answer again today!

That is what our military does.

Our TSNA is the home of Patriots and Heroes!

Thanks to each and every one of you!

Honor the warrior and not the war!

AMERICA OWES YOU EVERYTHING!

We will always remember and never forget!

America enjoys her Freedom because of her brave and valorous military!

HURRAHS and THANKS to all of you!

TODAY BELONGS TO YOU!!!

The bill of Freedom is now marked "PAID IN FULL"!

Write your name on that check! Walk tall!

You are no longer the Forgotten Generation.

America's VIETNAM VETERANS have made themselves UNFORGETTABLE!

WELCOME HOME! THANK YOU!! YOU DID GOOD!!!

JANICE JONES
PROUD SISTER OF A VIETNAM VETERAN and LIFE MEMBER OF THE GRAND TSNA!!!
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 28, 2017

1.  Cutler, Morris, N. Las Vegas, Nevada
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Hegele, Robert Sr., Hatboro, Pennsylvania, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
3.  Mitchell, Michael R., Irvine, California, 12th Recon Intelligence Technical Sq
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Potter, Joseph D., Massachusetts, 12th ACS (Ranch Hands)     (Renewed his membership)
5.  Rescigno, Carmen, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
     8th Aerial Port Squadron, Air Freight Specialist     (New Member)
6.  Thoma, Walter, Norwich, Connecticut, 1876th Communications Squadron
     7th AF Combat Command Post, Communication Center Specialist
     (Renewed his membership to "Life Member")
7.  Wimer, Jack, Escondido, California, 7th Air Force, Command Center (Blue Chip)
     (Renewed his membership)


Plaque Fry


Name:  Brigid Totten  (Wife of TSgt Gary Totten)Mar 22, 2017
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Comments:  I am writing this for my husband, we had put in for his VA claim and as he is Air Force, it didn't show that he was there until we got his buddy letter.

We went before the judge, he agreed with us and was granted approval for the claim.

His claim was for ischemic heart disease, they gave him only 10% and said it was under control with meds, not true.

He asked me if I could email the Association and ask if anyone else had the heart disease and what percentage they got.

It is a life threatening disease, can cause strokes and or death.

How they say it's controlled is beyond us.

I do know this might not be the best place to ask this, but we just do not know where else to go to ask questions.

If you cannot help us I understand completely.

My husband is TSgt Gary W Totten, retired Air Force, Tan Son Nhut 1966, Vehicle Mechanic TDY from Tachikowa AFB Japan.

Respectfully,
Brigid K Totten
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 20, 2017

1.  Ayers, Douglas L., Ames, Iowa, 600th Photo Squadron, OLAA in Phu Cat
     PPIF Photo Precision Interpretation Facility Mobile     (New Member)
2.  Carlson, William C., Central Point, Oregon, 377th Supply Sq.
     (Renewed his membership for five years)
3.  Copperman, Ira B., Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Headquarters 7th Air Force
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Dawe, James H., Warrenville, Illinois, HQ, 7th Air Force, NCOIC, Requirements Division
     (Renewed his membership and Donation to the Gerneral Fund)
5.  Ferrindino, Joseph, Seneca Falls, New York, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance
     Material Control, Big Eye Task Force     (Renewed his membership)
6.  Jenkins, Jerry D., Mill Valley, California, 1st Civil Engineering Group
     (Heavy Repair) Red Horse     (Renewed his membership for five years)
7.  Kraemer, John R., Eagan, Minnesota, 460th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
8.  Nieves, Louis A., Staten Island, New York, 377th Supply Squadron (Clothing Issue)
     (Renewed his membership)
9.  Shoemate, Edwin R., Hixson, Tennessee, Admin Co. 9th ID
     (Renewed his membership)


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Name:  Joe Hannum  (2nd Signal Group)Mar 12, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  I was stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Hotel-3 attached to 2nd Signal Group, Army Aviation 15 Nov 1966 to 15 Nov 1967.

I returned TDY for "Project Fix", 16 Feb 1968 to 15 May 1968.

I liked your web site and would like to know more about it.

Thank you,
Joe Hannum
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 06, 2017

1.  Goodno, Solon J., Gulfport, Mississippi, Headquarters, 7th Air Force, 7th AF Graphics
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Grover, Melvin G., Jr., San Antonio, Texas, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (New Member)
3.  Love, Garland W., Tucson, Arizona, 377th USAF Dispensary, Medical Superintendent
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Maranville, James I., Clarinda, Iowa, 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare
     (Renewed his membership)
5.  Markson, James J., Brooklyn, New York, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership and donated to "Memorial Fund")
6.  Martin, Joel K., Richmond, Texas, OL 1508 USAF Pac Postal Courier Service
     (New Member)
7.  Martin, Johnny A., Spencer, North Carolina, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
8.  Newberg, James H., Nacogdoches, Texas, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership and donated to "Memorial Fund")
9.  Passi, Henry R., North East, Maryland, 7th Air Force Flt Ops, Scatback, T-39 Instructor
     (Renewed his membership and donated to "General Fund")
10.  Schuhmacher, James, Hartford City, Indiana, 1st Marines Combat, Infantry
     (Renewed his membership)
11.  Shea, Michael, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1876th Communications Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Mar 05, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The March 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the Mar 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Mar 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  I just got back home from an extended vacation.

It will be at least tomorrow before Revetments will be posted.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)Mar 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for March 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

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Name:  Rich Carvell  (12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Sq)Feb 24, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association is accepting applications for the school year beginning in the Fall of 2017 for a $5,000 scholarship from high school seniors.

The student must be a direct descendant of one who served in Vietnam for any period from January 1, 1959, to April 30, 1975.

Service may be either with the Armed Forces of the United States or the Republic of Vietnam or as a civilian at Tan Son Nhut Air Base either as an American or Vietnamese citizen.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

The scholarship is awarded in equal amounts over four years, provided the student maintains a 3.00 grade point average at the end of each school term and completes a minimum of 30 semester hours each year.

Recipients must pursue a four-year degree as a resident student at an accredited United States accredited college or university that grants bachelor or higher degrees but may begin higher education studies at a two-year accredited institution and transfer to an accredited school to complete the final two years leading to a bachelor's degree.

Complete information about eligibility, distribution of benefits, and renewal of the scholarship and the application are available at the Tan Son Nhut Association website at URL: http://www.tsna.org/scholarship/index.html and must be mailed no later than May 1, 2017 to:

TSNA Scholarship Committee
c/o Committee Chair
4214 Brenda Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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Name:  Joe Kricho  (1876th Communications Squadron)Feb 18, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  I am trying to find out who, and how many, of our membership are graduates of the USAF Academy.

This may play a big part in our planning of our September 2017 Reunion in Colorado Springs, CO, especially since we are considering some activities at the USAF Academy.

You may respond in this forum, or, you may contact our Director of Reunion Planning, Joe Kricho, at: TSNA2017Reunion@gmail.com or 67VietVet68@gmail.com

Thank you for your help in getting this information.

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)Jan 31, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for February 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Jan 30, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The February 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the Feb 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

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Name:  Charles Penley  (Sentry Dogs)Jan 14, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  For the 377th Security Policemen, and other interested individuals, the 377th Security Police Squadron Newsletter, Volume 1, 2016, is available.

Use this link to access the website:    http://377sps.org/newsletter/index.html

The above link will take you to the Newsletter main index listing.

Click on the 2016 button and Volume 1 will be the next thing you see.

Charles Penley
Editor, 377th SPS Newsletter
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jan 13, 2017

1.  Economou, Nicholas M., Mooresville, North Carolina, Det 1, 45th Tactical Recon Sq
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Ramey, David, Middletown, Ohio, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed his membership, donated to the General Fund)
3.  Rodriguez, Raul, Victoria, Texas, 377th Transportation Squadron
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Wisner, Donald S., Belleville, Illinois, 16th Tactical Recon Sq, 460th TRS
     Crew Chief RF-4C  (Renewed his membership, donated to the General Fund)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jan 4, 2017

1.  Bell, Danny E., Cedartown, Georgia, 460th AEMS Sq, INS/FLR
     (Renewed his membership)
2.  Burns, John, Baldwinville, Massachusetts, 460th FMS, 45th TAC Recon Sq.
     Jet Engine Mechanic RF-101  (Renewed his membership, donation to the General Fund)
3.  Medeiros, Robert B., Forestdale, Massachusetts, 310th Tactical Airlift Wing (TAS)
     (Renewed his membership)
4.  Patton, Lynn, Accident, Maryland, 377th Security Police Squadron
     (Donation to the Scholarship fund)
5.  Swift, Michael T., Owensboro, Kentucky, 377th Combat Support Group
     Postal Ops/Augmentee with 377th Security Police Squadron  (Renewed his membership)
6.  Tripi, Robert C., Westborough, Massachusetts, 460th AMS (Airborne Nav)
     (Renewed his membership)

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Name:  Bill HennigarJan 4, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  I was TDY to TSN from Naha, Okinawa. I worked on all models of C-130's assigned to TSN.

I believe I was in a Detachment. I was at TSN from Mar '69-Jun '69.
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Jan 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The January 2017 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the 2017 button and the Jan 2017, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police Squadron)Jan 1, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  The Tan Son Nhut Association, Photograph of the Month for January 2017 has just now been posted.  Please go to URL:   http://www.tsna.org/photo/index.html

Hope that you enjoy them.

Charles Penley

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2017
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Comments:  Happy New Year to one and all !!!  We have gotten together many times in 2016.   Helped in sharing our memories and helped other veterans, with their search, for answers.  We all hope that 2017 will be a better year than 2016.

Stay warm and safe,

Charles Penley

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2017
Email:  

Comments:  FROM THE WEB MASTER: Today is Jan 01, 2017. I hope that everyone had their wishes granted from the year 2016. However, I am personally wishing each and every one of you a better year in 2017. So what do you want to talk about this year? I would like to hear from all who come to this web page. How can this web page help you get better informed?

Charles Penley

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