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Rackleff, Robert, firstname.lastname@example.org, Capt. RIO - MAG-15 Asst. S2. Flew with 115 and 232. Live in Charlotte, NC.
Raper, Larry D., SGT USMC, Marine Liaison NSD, Jan-Sept 1972 , liaison for logistics division and wing. Mostly traveled from Danag to the Tose Garden, Currently living in Georgetown, Texas email@example.com
Redmond, S. Paul L/cpl USMC MABS-15 MAG-15 Crash Fire Rescue Jan-Sept 1973 Currently living in Mountain Ranch,CA. Kredmond@goldrush.com
Remaly,Arlan R.(Arnie) Sgt. H&MS-15 Repaired the A6 Ballistic Computer system July 72- Aug-73, Live in Sinking Spring PA, 51 Years old,Married 30 Years, One son now serving in the Corps at Quantico, VA. Arnie_Sgtusmc@hotmail.com
Riddles, Ronnie (Ron) MSgt USMC (Ret) I was in VMFA-115 Flight Line from Jun 73-Jun 74. I currently live in Duncan, Ok. Clifford (Kip) Ballenger who was in VMFA-115 Flight Line in 72 also lives here in Duncan. My E-Mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richards, Kriss M. (Scrap Iron or Scrap Pile) Sgt. VMA (aw) 533 Metal Shop in 73. Home is Salt Lake City. I work for the Utah Dept. of Transportation as the Aircraft Maintenance Manager for the Division of Aeronautical Operations at SL International Airport.email@example.comRoquemore, John L., firstname.lastname@example.org , Sgt, VMGR-152, 3071, Aviation Supplyman, Great tour for two Dets. Have photos of the original Maintenance Control/Supply locker. Retired in 1990 as a MSgt and live in the New Orleans Area. Currently work for , National Center for and Training, Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education as an adjunct instructor. Also served as President of the (2002-2004).
Russillo, Vic, Captain, RIO with VMFA 115, flew in from Danang and went home in October of 72, RSLO@AOL.COM
Robinson , Kenn "Robbie" Navy Corpsman, HM2 Nov. 72 - Oct. 73. email@example.com
Robinson, Albert. Cpl. 6062 (Seat Shop) Rose Garden 'till Aug.'73, Naha, P.I. and Iwakuni for the remainder of the tour. Now residing in Memphis TN & fly for Fedex. Tony, you out there? Also like to find the guy that flew light aircraft out of Spanaway and Seattle WA. prior to the war that was on site in the same time frame but I don't have a name or MOS. BTW, Did anybody ever figure out why the 0311's went crazy that summer? (remember the "round table) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodriguez Jr.Carlos M. L/CPL. L&R (Launch & Recovery) Nam Phong 1972-1973 Brooklyn,N.Y./West Palm Beach,Florida.. New tel #'s are 561-242-5365 or cell ph 561-644-6465. Email is: CIASpook02119@ Aol.Com or @ PalmBeachMCL.Org. Sign in to the site book & Post your message.Ropski, Larry (Ski)..what else!! Sgt.- Fire Control VMA (AW) 533. Iwakuni and Rose Garden-Nam Phong, March - Nov ''72. Task Force Delta. C.O. was Lt.Col. J.C. Brown (Buckeye 1). I was lucky enough to have a seat card and fly. Spent time with future astronaut and 2 star general, Charley Bolden, in both VMA-121 (Green Knights) Cherry Pt.and VMA-533 (Hawks). BE HUMBLE YOU COOL YOU MUTHAS' Living in Winder,GA . email@example.com
Roy, Richard Cpl. hydraulics aug72 sept73 also a good buddy of tony pollard..rick blackford remember the mud the blood and the booze we sure shared alot>>> especially the bunnies. have lots of pics or for now tony has them from a visit and of course the red devil year book that holds many memories Trukman333@aol.com
Sabo, Richard L. (Habu), firstname.lastname@example.org , Sgt, DPP-25, Camp Butler, Okinawa Japan, May 72 - Dec 72, Rose Garden, Denver, Colorado
Sanders Jerry,Cpl HMS 36 Det D ,we had 3 CH46s flying search and rescue. I was the crewchief on a/c 154040. I had the honor of being the first crew at Nam Phong to get a rescue. An F-4 crew shot down in about Jul of 72. When we left Okinawa in Jun 72 our orders just said " CLASSIFIED" for the destination. When we got there we were alone with just our A/C and a long runway. After unloading from the C5A we slept on wooden pallets that night. The next day a C130 came in and off loaded tents and a bulldozer. Eventually the Rose Garden was built into the lovely place that it was. I have some good pics of the place.. email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sanders, Jerome Sgt/SSgt VM533 Radar from 1972 till rotation to Iwakuni Japan then back to the USA in 1973. Hello to all the Marines and I would like to know if anyone knows where Fredrick Danish ( Popin Fresh) is.. We lost contact after I rotaded back to PI for DI School.. SEMPER FI
Saunders, Dale CWO2 (7002), Crash and recovery Officer 1972-1973. Landed on the first Aircraft to arrive at the Garden to set up Fire and Protection for future flights. Had approximately 34 Marines and a coupe of TAU's mounted on personnel carriers. Great Duty if you didn't mind long days, C-Rats, Monsoons, Snakes, etc. Love to hear from any of the old crew. email@example.com
Savage,Lynn E. (Doc), firstname.lastname@example.org Cpl.,VMA(AW)533 Ordnance. Iwakuni, Nov '71-Jun '72, Rose Garden/DaNang, Jun'72-Nov '72. Battle Creek, Michigan
Schultz, Mark, SGT. VMA(AW)533 Electric Shop, May 72- May 73, NamPhong.Currently reside in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, email@example.com
Schwerdtner, Frederick H. (Rick), Corporal, USMC, 1965-69, VMFA-115 Oct.’67-Nov.’68, currently living in Glendale Heights, Illinois, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shields, David F. Opened the Rose Garden June 1972: With VMA 522 electric ship as a Lcpl. Now I am a retired Cobra Pilot working with the US Army Apache Helicopters in South Korea. Dave Shields Apache PM Korea 010-4613-2197 (cellphone in Korea) +82-10-4613-2197 (Cellphone if called internationally) +82-31-618-2197
Shaver, Robert, Cpl (sometimes referred to as 'Capt. Video', among other things...) In Nam Phong from January '73 to Sept '73. Worked in H&MS 15's SACE shop on the Grumman A6A's Vertical Display Indicator (VDI). Buzz Watson, Butch Folse, Ray Kopec, Rick Beck, Dean High-- where are you guys now? email@example.com
Shook, Carlos H. (Chuck) Sgt. Was attached to LSG Task Force Delta Dec 72-Aug 73. Would like to hear from the guys I served with at ElMACO and the guard detail.138 Chapman Rd. Spartanburg SC 29303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Skinner, Donald G. ,USMC Sergeant 1970-1974. Flight Equipment, VMA AW 533, 1973. Nam Phong Thailand (the Rose Garden) (hootch E-4) and Iwo Kuni. Now living in Norman, Oklahoma and with the University of Oklahoma. email@example.com
Smith, David A. Cpl. June 72-73 Launch and Recovery, Now living in Corsicana, Texas working for Raytheon. David_A1_Smith@Raytheon.com
Ted St Martin Sgt at the the time. Trc- 97 multicahnnel Radio Chief. Can't remember the time frame but I was there the last year. I helped close the base.I ended up staying in for 28 years and retired in Feb 96 1996. Worked for Calif Dept of Corrections and retired 1 Jan 2006. Now living in Elk Grove Calif.I do have pic of the base from the tower.
Starbuck, Joe, Cpl Wpns Tech VMFA-115, was called "Junior." After helping open Rose Garden, rotated back in country on turnaround crew. Remember we were promised Subic Bay? Rrrrr! 5 children, 7 grandchildren, residing in Tennessee. Work Email firstname.lastname@example.org, home Email Kcubrats2002@aol.com. Miss all of you.
Steele, Dave I served in Nam Phong from 1972 - 1973 in MAG 15, H&MS 15, Ordnance. I lived in the original tent city until we got he bomb dump set up and then moved out to the bomb dump. I was promoted to Sgt just before I left and returned stateside. I retired from the Marine Corps in March of 1990 as a Master Sergeant. I am currently a police Sergeant in Portland, Oregon. e-mail email@example.com
Steve Schwichtenberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Settles, Charles L. PFC USMC, MABS-15, Base Operations, May 73 - Sep 73. Currently live in Liverpool, Texas. Retired MSgt, USMC. email@example.com
Shearhart Robert CE2 USN MCB 5 Bravo Company , 452486 E 321 RD, Afton, Oklahoma 74331 , Rick, H. John F. Dick M. Andy. any of the mcb5 guys would like to know what happened to them. Thanks, bob firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheppard, M. G. Cpl. 3RD Marine Air Wing Power plant mechanic/flight -line Spring '72 Task Force Delta email@example.com
Smith,James C. Jr. (JC) firstname.lastname@example.org ,Cpl.,VMFA-232, Avionics (com/nav/ident/ECM),Rose Garden/Danang Aug. '72-Apr '73. I now Live in Winchester,TN.
Smith, Scott USMC E-4, H&MS 15 Avionics, Com/Nav, Sept. 72-Sept. 73,Currently resides in Hawthorne, Florida, email@example.com
Smith, Victor H. - then LT ChC, USN - was chaplain just after the move to Nam Phong, during which the chapel was built. Served with Fr. Jim VonMeysenbug. This was the first tour of duty following Navy Chaplains School - baptism by fire. Troops established a rose garden in front of the chapel. They also capped the chapel with an immense cross they painted white. Gary, one of our chaplain's assistants, (Stormes was another) was able to get broken-down staff "vehicles" for the chaplain, put them back in good running condition, and then have them taken back to the motor pool after they were running well. We had a couple of jeeps after a bread van, a PC and a six-by among other things. And Gary painted the chapel, helped put in our library, and drove us to the orphanage at Khon Kaen. We had a good retreat in Chiang Mai where Jim Conklin, American Baptist missionary, showed us about his work in northwest Thailand. I especially remember running outside, towel and soap in hand, hoping the rain would not stop before the soap was off; the screened heads (except for the pink one especially for one particular singing group from Utah - who were fascinated by the showering habits of the troops -- "Where are the binoculars?"); and staying up late to help troops call home on an Army-sponsored MARS patch AB9USA. I remember watching the contrails slowly whiten the blue sky on Christmas, and the B-52s trying to return that night, many not making it; others just barely on our field. And Redd Foxx who came on his own nickel with Dolores and her husband to Nam Phong (rhymes with ping pong) and the Miss America crew!) because of our Heavy Junk folks' naming of their yard after his show, Sanford & Son. And the orange-red dirt that still is lodged in my hymnal. And the lessons on how to be more effective as a chaplain that carried me well during my 30 year career. Retired to Williamsburg, VA. As Col. Talbert used to say, "These were the good old days."
Robert "Bobby' Solt. H&MS 15 Test Equipment. November 72-November 73. Living in Palmerton, Pa. firstname.lastname@example.orgSoucy, Barton, Sgt, Telephone Switch Tech, Task Force Delta (MACS-18) - When the C5 with the advanced party for Task Force Delta touched down at Nam Phong in March '72 (?) there didn't seem to be a Marine in sight (brought 4 fire trucks and a couple of comm vans but can't remember if the cable truck that brought down the C141 came with or later). Someone (US Army or Thai Special Forces types?) showed us a hanger where wooden bunks were stacked to the ceiling 18" apart awaited us. The word we had was that this isolated runway left over from when the French thought they owned this part of the world and one or two buildings would be the beginning of the pull out of the Marine Air components from Nam and Operation Rose Garden was underway. email@example.com
Sowa, Tim with MABS-15 (MOS 1142) utilities, generator section. I was TAD from MAG- 36 from Futima. I got there about Jun 14th and left Dec.27. I lived in Glendive MT for 18 years and met Pat Atwell with (115) and Bob Neshiem (533) there Not bad for a town of 5000. I now live in Helena, Mt. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spencer,Bryan L. (Spence) L/Cpl H&MS-15 WC 650 SACE Shop IMA repair ASQ-61 Ballistic/Navigation Computer (A large part of what made the A-6 as cool as it was) Still in electronics. Live in East Texas. 47years old. Married +26 years email@example.comSpencer, David R., Sgt, USMC, 1970-1976. I was at the Rose Garden from June 72 through May 73, with Task Force Delta, H&MS-15 Avionics, Electric shop, MOS 6638. Now live in Nevada City, CA. SEMPER FI firstname.lastname@example.org
Spicer, William C. email@example.com Served with VMA(AW) 533 Ordnance at Iwakuni and the Rose Garden from April '72 to April '73. Live in Casco Township, Michigan .
Stokes, Jim LCPL June 73 till the pull out, Worked at Mobile Calibration Complex 1 Calibration tech firstname.lastname@example.org
Stearns,Tom, L/Cpl AKA "Snake" , VMFA 115 Flight Line....Plane Capt thru out my tour Arrived at the Rose Garden in the spring of 73 , then we pulled out in the summer, and off to PI.. and eventually Naha, and Iwakuni <Japan. Concluded my hitch at Yuma Arizona..MCAS Yuma......Living in Bark River, Michigan...the U.P. upper penninsula.Career as a Union Boilermaker Local 107 out of Wisconsin. Paul Goulding!! where the hell did you get off to????? call me............906 786 8586 email@example.com
STEELE, Philip J. Sgt., H&S Co., 3rd Mar. Div., Logistical Support Group - Delta, Data Processing Platoon 25. I was at the ROse Garden, Nam Phong, Thailand from September of 1972 until we torated back in to Okinawa in late August of 1973. Before that I was at Marine Corps Supply Center Albany, Georgia for 2 1/2 years. I live in Sterling Heights, Michigan. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephens, Randall I. SGT. served with H&MS-15 GSE in Nam Phong from June to September 1973. Now living in Glenwood Springs, CO. RandyJetCap@aol.com
Stormes, Russell J. LCPL MABS 15 Motor Transport Refueler.Iwakuni Dec 71 to Mar 72 Okinawa Mar 72 to Apr.72 Rose Garden Apr.72 to Nov 72. Currently live in Millville, NJ. Semi-retired doing newspaper home delivery.Thanks for the memories! Russell email@example.com .
SSGT Tom Strait Cryogenics May 72-Oct72 currently living Muskegon, Mi retired postal employee
Streu, Charles (Fugly) VMA(AW)-533 Fire Control Iwakuni July 72 to Nam Phong July 73 Living in Michigan still alive and well.Midwest Region Director Yellow Back Barking Cobra Club Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Strohecker, Dick, MATCU-62, SSGT, arrived at the Rose garden in fall of 72 stayed till fall of 73 would like to hear from friends made there. email email@example.com
Swanson, Eric Cpl. from Iwakuni with first group to set up base in May 72. Rotated to Cherry Pt in Feb. 73. Should have extended overseas duty. Spent many nights in hangars until we had the first batch of tents set up. Was assigned to H&MS 15/ 620, but spent majority of time doing security work as sniper. Most memorable times involved Cheron and Paradise Hotels. What a place!! OOHRAH Now live in Davenport, IA. CICABNJY@AOL.COM
My name is John T. Swanson "Swanny" as I was known by. I was at the rose garden from june 72 to march 73 with com/nav h&ms 13. It was good duty ,met alot of good marines. Made E5 and returned to cherry pt. got out in 74. Look forward to hearing from other marines that served there. A highlight was the show. semper fi ! Please e-mail me back at this address firstname.lastname@example.org
Tagmyer, John (Tag) Sgt. H&MS-15 from June 72 until rotating out in May 73. Avionics complex W/C-610 Con/Nav. Did a few TDY's to Bien Hoa and PI while at the RG. Remember most the arrival at night, sleeping wherever you could, C-rats until we finally got the trash can kitchen between the hangars set up, rain showers and the good ole "clapshack" morning shot line. When we did get into tents thought we had the world by the ass, with cots yet! Oh yeah, red mud a foot thick.
Tashjian, Bob, Col USMC(RET) I left MAC V Headquarters on 23 March 1973,checked in with CG 3 MAW and was immediately banished to the Rose garden as G-4. Swing with the Wing was a term we Grunts had heard many times,but what a rude awakening! I did however, have the pleasure of meeting some wonderful Marines. I retired to our farm in Western Kentucky in 1980 where we raise beef cattle and train Field Trial Birddogs for the public.Semper Fi email@example.com
Taylor Jr. Donald A. Cpl., August 72 - July 73, MAG-15 Group Supply, (AWP - Awaiting Parts), Rec'd Meritorious Mast for reducing the number of components needing parts from over 400 to less then 250. I gave my life to Christ in 1977, while still in the . I've been a of a for 26 years. I've been living and ministering in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1989. After leading a woman Marine to Christ, I married her. We've been married nearly 31 years. Aloha and !
Teets, Glen Sgt H&MS-15 Avionics WC-630 (6659) & WC-690 (6640) firstname.lastname@example.org Got there in Oct 72 left in Sept 73. Did not Rain untill March/ April. When first storm hit had to shut down everything. It was like being is a sub & it was sinking. Remember walking over to the Showers by the First Aid Station had a large Metal Water tank. Hot & Cold Showers. Hot in the evening, cold in the morning
LCPL STEVEN TETZLAFF. Arrived June 1973 Attached to VMFA-232 (RED DEVILS) Squad Mail Man and clerk
Tew, Ken, Sgt , Aircraft Welder H&MS 15 < Went from Iwakuni to Nam Phong in April 72 , until August 72 Currently Cattle Rancher In Baker City, Oregon
LCPL Steven Tetzlaff. Served in the Rose Garden with VMFA-232 from April 73 until we packed up and left for the PI. If I remember right it was either aug73 or Sept73. Remington raider\Mailman for VMFA-232. Would love to get on the list with the rest of the jar heads. I now work for the Dept Corrections in. Email.
Thomas, James D. Cpl. I was in VMA(AW)-533 Ground Support Equipment(A.K.A.Tiny 3) June 1972 to June 1973 Currently living in Leonard, Texas. Can be reached at email@example.com
Thomsen, Gordie (Gorgon), HootchE4@yahoo.com , Cpl, VMA-AW-533, Fire Control, Rose Garden Jun '72-Jan '73, Grand Prairie TX
Timmen, Dow, firstname.lastname@example.org , Cpl, VMGR-152, Nam Phong May 72-73.
Dow V. Timmen Aviation Security Inspector Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration San Francisco International Airport
Phone: (650) 745-2193
Fax: (650) 635-7450
Townsend, Patrick, email@example.com ,Cpl., VMGR-152, 6016, Flight Line / 1st Mech. 15june72 - 1sept72 & then another detachment latter (?)... Alot of good memories, alot of hours, took flights to get sleep!
Tucker Mark S, Ssgt, VMFA 232 metal shop Nov 72 thru Sep 73 now with CSX Transportation living in Jacksonville FL firstname.lastname@example.org
Troxell, Jim, L/cpl. We deployed from Iwakuni pretty early. The tents were up but not much else.Worked with MCC-1, and got to drive that White jeep a few times. I remember the Air Force guys passing thru that got sub standard housing allowances while I was getting TAD pay. Will never forget the 55 gallon showers and the smell of the burning shitters. I can be reached at: email@example.com Semper Fi
Wright, GI, Cpl. --Ziggy-- VMFA 232--RADAR
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