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12/23/05

I landed and flew out of both Seafloat and Solid Anchor. I even wrote an article that was published on the VHPA (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association) website about two of my experiences. I remember it well!

The article is attached [as a .pdf] to this email if you want to read it.

Also attached is a summary of Personnel from SeaFloat that died on the 162nd AHC Crash on 6/23/70.

Eric Bray - ewbray@msn.com



12/21/05
Bill,

I'm a former Marine (78-85), a fan of the Ithacagun 37, and ended up living in Ithaca several years after leaving the Corps. About the last purchase I made from the Camp Lejune PX two days before checking out on terminal leave was a 20" eight shot Model 37. Looking up info on the martial variants of the 37, I came across your site. Enclosed is a snap (not the best as it was taken on a soft surface, but Photoshop cleaned it up pretty well). If you would like, feel free to use the snap on your site; no need to attribute the snap to me.

I spent a tour as an Embassy Marine, using Remington 870s. Ergo my purchase of the Ithaca (although it would be nice if it would take magnums).


Hope this helps


Michael Porch  mep1@cornell.edu



12/22/05

I was in MST-2 Det C from July 69 to Jan 70. I was with J. Neuses, E.Walker, "Tiny" Conner and "Red" Dyer. We moved the Det from My Tho to Song ong Doc around Oct. 69 where Dyer jouined up with Det Charlie.

I've reached Dyer, who is being a great help, but am still trying to make contact with some of the other guys. I'm having a bit of trouble documenting things for the VA so I can get som medical help.

Would it be possible to talk to you on the phone? I'll be at until Dec.27 (904) 642-7617

Thanks - Doyle


12/17/05

William, I need some help.
My name is Doyle Tallman I was, I think, in Det Charlie of MST-2 from July 69 to Jan 70. I'm not doing very well these days and am trying yo get into the VA. They wany me to jump through a bunch of hoops that require me to REMEMBER places names and dates from 35 years ago. I've been in touch with Robert stoner, Roger Clapp ,Jim Thomas and David "Red" Dyer Stoner. I'm very grateful for the help the have given me trying to firm up the facts. But I have not yet found a listing of the MST-2 Det that has the guys I served with. This would be the proof I need that I've got the Det and dates. correct.

I went to the Det in July 69 and left in Jan 70. there. I was with James Neuses, Errol Walker and "Tiny" Conner the whole time. We were at My Tho for about three month. Then we tool the Mike boat and an LSSC to Song Ong Doc.I think "Red" Dyer met us there. We operated there until Dec. 70. It may have been with Deal Team 2 Det Alpha. I've not been able to dind a site that lists.

I've not been able to e-mail Jim Neuses,Errol Walker,or Tiny Conner. I'm thinking there was an ET 3 by the name of Payne or something like that.

Can you put me on to a document or file that has those guys together at the same place? If you do you'll find Doyle Tallman FN there too.

As I said, the VA wants me to supply names and dates. It will take me 6 months to get my service records from Springfield, MO. But I have to submit "evidence" of the where and when NOW.

Thanks for the great Site where I found you any help you can give me.

doyle_tallman@sil.org
 



12/14/05

Dear Sir,

i am the son of Jack Macione,i was born in 1969 he and my mother divorced when i was1 and remarried and changed my last name, i never knew him or anything about him,i recently found out he died and realized i would never get a chance to meet him,i was wondering if u or anyone u know that knew him could contact me and tell me some old stories about him and if i have any brothers or sisters through him, i know he was in seal team 2 and was xo at some point or little creek thats about all i know,i just learned that he helped design the stab boats,anyway anything u can help me with i would greatly appreciate it.

sincerely,

David Victor Draper (originally Macione)    daviddraper1@cox.net



12/11/05

Dear Mr. William Bremer

I am the son of LORENZO FIORILLO, my name is Robert L.
Fiorillo
some of these photos on this site I have in a photo album. My friend and I are writing a script about personal perseverance during war time.
I do not Know much about my father because he died when I was 1 1/2 years old.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU ROBERT FIORILLO
home # 770 667 9736



12/07/05

I am trying to locate a roster of the first graduating class of Navy SEAL's. Can you help me with this?

Keith M. Ervin
9723 Loch Dane Drive
Spring, TX 77379



12/06/05

Dear Mr. Bremer,
I recently stumbled accross your website, found the names of some old friends, and realized that I can help fill in some of the blanks for you. I was the OIC of MST-TWO Detatchment Alfa, from April to October of 1970. Al Todd was the OIC of Hotel Platoon as listed on the website.

 Here are the names of my men:
QM1 Robert L. Easley
BM2 Dallas R. Clark (Bosco)
EN2 Glenn R. Loutsenhizer
EN2 Antonio A. Del Rosario (Del)
ETR3 Robert L. Custer
EN3 Michael L Matthews
GMG3 Howard F. Rupp
ENFN Jessie D. Crabtree
LTJG Fred T. Stinson

I have not heard from any of these guys in a long long time. If anyone wants to contact me, I am now disabled and live in Michigan:
Fred Stinson
641 Kensington Road
East Lansing, MI. 48823
dunespartan@comcast.net
Keep up the good work. I will check into the website from time to time.
Sincerely,
Fred          dunspartan@comcast.net



12/04/05

Hello,
I am trying to help out a South VN find some friends from 1968-1973. This what I got.
Seal Team 2
Det. Alpha
Tien Giang Province
His Name is Nguyen Hoang Minh, some of the guys with him were Shutman, Bishop, Murphy, Quite, Boink,
Peterson, and Woolard. Spelling might be differant, we translated this from VN to English. I spent three years in the Nam with Mac-V, 4th Inf Div and then 101st Airborne.
Wellcome Home.

Any help, I sure would thank You.

Brian Speich
1015 3rd Ave
San Manuel, AZ 85631
520-385-4740
speichkb@msn.com



11/27/05

SEAL Team One Romeo Platoon (Rach Soi 1971)
LT Tom Boyhan
LTjg Steve Dundas
Dever Cunningham
ETN2 William Woodruff
ETN2 John Brooks
ETN2 Bill Ferrand
Kenny Meyer
HM1 Bob Sell (Note: you have an erroneous reference as "Sill")
TM1 Lester Moe
Joe Murray
Jim Werder
Clay Sherman

thanks, William Woodruff - wlwoodruff@comcast.net



11/26/05

 FYI - Spelling of SA John J. Donnelly III of Echo Platoon, Seal Team One is incorrect on this page. It's listed John J. Donnely. Thanks for doing a tremendous job on this page and the others. Daniel Donnelly



11/11/05

 Happy veterens day. From Feb. of 1970 untill Oct 1970, I was stationed at Bin Thuy, as an SKSN, I had all the repair parts for the MSSC's in IV corps., TAD to MST2. I see you have set up a website for MST's and I have a few photos I would like to contribute to your site. Could you send me your address so's I can foward them? Thanx. Mike Perin, 10029 54th Pl, NE, Lake Stevens, Wa. 98258



11/11/05

BILL,MY NAME IS BILL MOREO ENCM USN RETIRED,RANDY MILLER WAS MY GUNNER IN NHA-BE R.V.N,I DROVE THE BOSTON WHALERS ON MISSIONS INSERTING AND EXTRACTING SEAL TEAMS,LATER ON RANDY DROVE A WHALER AS MY COVER BOAT,I SERVED IN BSU-1 FROM 1965-69 WITH TOURS TO DANANG,
NHA-BE , MYSELF AND RICK SHEPARD BROUGHT THE FIRST TWO LSSC'S INTO
BINH-THUY SUMMER OF 68,BELOW ARE LISTED OFF OF ORIGINAL ORDERS ARE THE NAMES OF BSU-1 I DEPLOYED WITH.
MST-3 NHA-BE 16 OCT 1967-68


EN-2 WILLIAM F.(BILL) MOREO
EM-2 JAMES R.(BEAR) MILLER
BM-2 JACK L. BRAINARD
GMG-2 JOHN ROGERS
EN-3 LARRY. DAVIS
BM-3 EDWARD E. WELCH
SN ROY A. ROSS

OTHER NAMES I SERVED WITH AT NHA-BE MST-3 1967-68

LTJG JACK GALLAGER (OIC)
GMGC WILLIAM J.GREEN
EN-2 LARRY SANCHEZ
GMG-2 BLAS MOJICA
FN MICHAEL CODY
EN-1 ANTHONY E. TAYLOR
GMG-1 MANNING
SN LYNCH
SN HURLY
FN SIGNOR
ET-3 SMITH
ETN-3 GARY F.JOLLEY



11/01/05

Bill,

First of all I like to thank you for your Website. It is a very accurate and I appreciate all the hard work that made it possible. There are a lot of memories there. I was the ET in my detachment Foxtrot at Ca Mau in September 1970 that you and your team relieved. I was off some were when the transfer took place, so we never met. I left the Navy in November 1970 and lost touch with the rest of the team. If there is ever going to be a reunion or if there is something I can contribute please let me know.

Thank you. M. P. (Jake) Jacob.
 



10/04/05

I am in need of information regarding mission codename WISETIGER. I would also like to know if there is some way to contact Admiral Roy L Johnson? I am researching information on the Catfish and where it was during the Vietnam war about 1963-1969. Thank you for any help that you can provide.
Lola Pierce - pdawichita@pdaorg.net



12/10/05

LIEUTENANT JG ROBERT FREDERICK DUSSAULT DIED SEPTEMBER 16, 2005. HIS MILITARY RECORDS SHOW HE WAS A MEMBER OF MOBILE SUPPORT TEAM THREE, RUNG SAT ZONE, REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM FROM 4/68 TO 7/68. I BELIEVE HE WAS CRITICALLY WOUNDED AND RETIRED WITH A 97% DISABILITY. HE DIED IN SAN FRANCISCO FOUR DAYS SHORT OF HIS 65TH BIRTHDAY.

FROM A FRIEND, BOB TILLEY

============

10/24/05
HELLO,

DO YOU REMEMBER LIEUTENANT JG ROBERT FREDERICK DUSSAULT? HIS PERSONNEL RECORDS SHOW THAT HE SERVED WITH MST-3 FROM 4/68 TO 7/68 IN THE RUNG SAT SPECIAL ZONE. HE RECEIVED MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER, AND WAS 97% DISABLED ( HIS RIGHT ARM WAS ALMOST SEPARATED FROM HIS TORSO. THE NAVY PUT BRACES AND PINS, BUT HE NO LONGER HAD A RIGHT SHOULDER SOCKET. HE WAS ONLY IN VIET NAM FOR 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE BEING WOUNDED. HE DIED 9/16/05. ANY HELP YOU COULD PROVIDE AND ANY DETAILS OF HIS SHORT TIME AND ANY POSSIBLE RECOLLECTIONS WOULD BE VERY GREATFULLY APPRECIATED.

FROM A FRIEND, BOB TILLEY
1-415-596-7569

==============

10/02/05

Hello,

Do you remember a Lieutenant j g named Robert Frederick Dussault? He was badly wounded by multiple gunshot wounds somewhere in 1968. He mentioned Nha Be and a mission on a river on a heavily armed boat. He died two weeks ago, and left many questions in my mind. The gunshots blew out his right shoulder socket. He spent a year and a half in the hospitals in Japan and at Oakknoll. He was born September 20, 1940, and retired as an 0-3. Any information would be helpful to create fuller picture of someone who was probably a hero. Bob was my friend.

bob t.   rltilley@sbcglobal.net



12-06-05

Dear Mr. Bremer,
I recently stumbled across your website, found the names of some old friends, and realized that I can help fill in some of the blanks for you. I was the OIC of MST-TWO Detachment Alfa, from April to October of 1970. Al Todd was the OIC of Hotel Platoon as listed on the website. Here are the names of my men:
QM1 Robert L. Easley
BM2 Dallas R. Clark (Bosco)
EN2 Glenn R. Loutsenhizer
EN2 Antonio A. Del Rosario (Del)
ETR3 Robert L. Custer
EN3 Michael L Matthews
GMG3 Howard F. Rupp
ENFN Jessie D. Crabtree
LTJG Fred T. Stinson
I have not heard from any of these guys in a long long time. If anyone wants to contact me, I am now disabled and live in Michigan:
Fred Stinson
641 Kensington Road
East Lansing, MI. 48823
dunespartan@comcast.net
Keep up the good work. I will check into the website from time to time.
Sincerely,
Fred



Fred,

It's great to hear from you. Your name is really familiar, although it appears that you were in country most of the time I was at BSU and that you left Vietnam right when I arrived.

Thanks and best regards,
Bill




----- Original Message -----
From: wlwoodruff@comcast.net
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 10:25 AM
Subject: Additional info

SEAL Team One Romeo Platoon (Rach Soi 1971)
LT Tom Boyhan
LTjg Steve Dundas
Dever Cunningham
ETN2 William Woodruff
ETN2 John Brooks
ETN2 Bill Ferrand
Kenny Meyer
HM1 Bob Sell (Note: you have an erroneous reference as "Sill")
TM1 Lester Moe
Joe Murray
Jim Werder
Clay Sherman



-- Original Message -----
From: daniel donnelly
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 8:12 PM


FYI - Spelling of SA John J. Donnelly III of Echo Platoon, Seal Team One is incorrect on this page. It's listed John J. Donnely. Thanks for doing a tremendous job on this page and the others. Daniel Donnelly


Daniel,

Good to hear from you, and I'm sorry I was so slow in replying.
Best regards,
Bill



From: Mike/Terri Perin
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 11:01 PM
Subject: Bin Thuy

Happy Veterans day. From Feb. of 1970 untill Oct 1970, I was stationed at Bin Thuy, as an SKSN, I had all the repair parts for the MSSC's in IV corps., TAD to MST2. I see you have set up a website for MST's and I have a few photos I would like to contribute to your site. Could you send me your address so I can forward them? Thanx.

Mike Perin, 10029 54th Pl, NE, Lake Stevens, Wa. 98258


Hi Mike, November 27, 2005

Good to hear from you, and I'm sorry I was so slow in replying. By copy of this note, I'm forwarding your message to Dan Withers of www.warboats.org, who has taken over administration of www.mst2-vietnam.info/, and to Jim Thomas and Bob Stoner, both of whom are active in keeping the history alive. Dan would be the logical person to receive your photos.

Thanks,
Bill



---- Original Message -----
From: WSHARK79@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 5:20 PM
Subject: MST-3 ROSTER 1967-68


BILL,   MY NAME IS BILL MOREO ENCM USN RETIRED. RANDY MILLER WAS MY GUNNER IN NHA-BE R.V.N. I DROVE THE BOSTON WHALERS ON MISSIONS INSERTING AND EXTRACTING SEAL TEAMS. LATER ON RANDY DROVE A WHALER AS MY COVER BOAT. I SERVED IN BSU-1 FROM 1965-69 WITH TOURS TO DANANG AND NHA-BE. RICK SHEPARD AND MYSELF  BROUGHT THE FIRST TWO LSSC'S INTO BINH-THUY SUMMER OF 68.

THE BELOW NAMES, LISTED OFF OF ORIGINAL ORDERS, ARE THE NAMES OF BSU-1 GUYS THAT I DEPLOYED WITH AT MST-3 NHA-BE 16 OCT 1967-68.

EN-2 WILLIAM F. (BILL) MOREO
EM-2 JAMES R. (BEAR) MILLER
BM-2 JACK L. BRAINARD
GMG-2 JOHN ROGERS
EN-3 LARRY. DAVIS
BM-3 EDWARD E. WELCH
SN ROY A. ROSS

OTHER NAMES I SERVED WITH AT NHA-BE MST-3 1967-68

LTJG JACK GALLAGER (OIC)
GMGC WILLIAM J.GREEN
EN-2 LARRY SANCHEZ
GMG-2 BLAS MOJICA
FN MICHAEL CODY
EN-1 ANTHONY E. TAYLOR
GMG-1 MANNING
SN LYNCH
SN HURLY
FN SIGNOR
ET-3 SMITH
ETN-3 GARY F.JOLLEY


Bill,

Good to hear from you, and I'm sorry I was so slow in replying. I'm also forwarding your email to Jim Thomas and Bob Stoner, both of whom are active in keeping our history alive.

Thanks and best regards,
Bill



-----Original Message-----
 From: Terry Fletcher [mailto:wwtrikers@earthlink.net]
 Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 10:26 PM
 To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
 Subject: MST info


 Hi
 My name is Terry Fletcher and I made three tours with MST. I retired from
 the USN as an EMCM in 1988. Here's my info that you can add. I'll follow
 up
 with some pictures later - I have many. It's too bad I don't have all my
 old
 files with the names of everybody. It's amazing how much you forget over
 the
 years. You have a great site and bring up many memories. I hope this helps
 jog other people's memories so you can fill in the blanks.
 Terry Fletcher
 Little Rock, AR

 1st tour:
 Detachment unknown (can't remember - I think it might be Alpha)
 November 1969 - May 1970
 Nha Be then moved to Sa Dec (There were two MST detachments in Nha BE at
 the
 time)
 names I remember:
 Ens Randall Scott
 BM1 Flowers
 GM2 Mojica
 EM3 Terry Fletcher
 ET3 Dickey
 ET3 McGregor (transfered early and replaced by Dickey)

 2nd Tour
 MST2 Det Delta
 June 1970 - December 1970
 Nha Be then moved to Dong Tam
 Ltjg Barnes
 BM1 James (Buck)(or Fuck Buck) Owen
 GM3 Chuck (Clutch) Smales
 EM3 Terry Fletcher
 I can't remember the other names

 3rd Tour
 MST2 Det Charlie (I have all the names here because I have a plaque with
 the
 names on it)
 April 1971 - October 1971
 Nam Can (Solid Anchor)
 Ltjg James Frost
 GMG1 Edwards
 EN2 Broun
 RM2 Herrin
 QM2 Luster
 ETR2 Mercer
 EN3 Jim Burke
 EM3 Terry Fletcher
 EN3 Patton
 ENFN Bennett
 SN Diegmiller


Hi Terry,

I'm forwarding your email to Dan Withers, who I believe I told you has taken over updating the site. Dan is very busy on a number of projects, so I'm afraid that we'll have to be patient with him.
If you or any of your BSU-1 contacts have knowledge as to the mechanics of updating sites, or are willing to learn, I'm sure that Dan would appreciate the help.

Highest regards, Bill


From: Maynard Weyers
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:24 AM
Subject: ADDITIONS

LCDR Jim Barnes was the first honcho of SEAL Team Det Golf (he was the CO of SEAL TEAM ONE and took the first group over for this assignment). I (LT Maynard Weyers)followed him and then I was relieved by Jim McGee. I don't know the dates off-hand but they are probably included in the book "Brave Men Dark Waters" by Orr Kelly.



----- Original Message -----
From: "James Neuses" <jneuses@sbcglobal.net
To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:17 AM
Subject: MST2

 Bill,
 
 I was a member of MST2 Det C, My Tho and Song Ong Doc
 (6/69 - 1/70) and MST2 Det A Ben Tre, Bac Lieu and Ben
 Luc (3/71 - 9/71). I was attached to BSU1/COSRIVRON1
 from 9/68 to 8/72 when I got out as a GMG2. I have a
 lot of pictures at NAB Coronado and Viet Nam that I
 have begun to scan and I would be glad to forward to
 you.
 
 I look forward to hearing from you.
 
 Jim Neuses



From: CGMajors@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:18 PM
Subject: X-Ray Platoon

The platoon consisted of Lt. Michael Collins, Chief Frank Bomar, Lou Dicroce, Doc Caplenor, Gordon Clisham, James Riter, Allen Vader, David Shadnaw, Rick Hetzel, Harold Birky, Mike Trigg, Clint Majors, Sam Brown, and one boy that quite and went back to the states and was kicked out of SEAL Team. Paul K. Barnes, James McCarthy, Chief Betz, Ed Jones, Don Barnes Not Doc Barnes, and several others just came in as replacement help near the end of the tour.

Clint Majors
SEAL Team One
Original Member
X-Ray Platoon


Clint,

Thank you for the information, and my apology for taking so long to respond. If there is one platoon that I want to be right about it's X-Ray -- you and the men of MST-2 Det Alpha have always been close to my heart and thoughts. By copy of this email, I'm asking Dan Withers of www.warboats.org , who has taken over the task of updating the web site, if he'll correct the roster page. Dan has a lot on his plate, so please by patient.

Highest regards, Bill



Bill:
I don't know if you received the info on the jpegs I sent you or not so I thought I'd send it again. Hope it helps some on getting alpha and delta on your website.

Sincerely Ron Allen
------------------------------------

(12-20-05 These are the photos titles but I don't have the CD yet to tag the photos. - Dan)

Floating home 1, 2 & 3 jpg (Ben Tre I think)

Guard dog jog 1 & 2 Nha Be

LSSC Nha Be 1 ( Short Round with M-16 SEALs , other MST ? on name )
Mike boat high tide, medium tide, low tide, were screwed sequence. ( we took sniper fire that night, which was more of an annoyance than a threat. P.O. Reich took out the annoyance with a pleshette round from the 106. A little overkill but affective.

MST on MSSC ( I can remember the names, but I believe it is Vic at the helm on MSSC 1 jpg maybe someone will remember the rest of them.

Nugy at Nha Be 1& 2 ( one of our pets ay Nha Be)

Seals and MST-2 jpg (BM1 Reedy at helm of Mike boat, PO2 Reich in orange trunks.

Uvs-1 Seals ( ? names. )

Uvs 03501 004 jpg ( barracks Dong Tam )

Uvs030501 009 jpg ( SEAL hard to recognize any of them with painted faces especially after all these years. Can you relate?

Uvs 03501 10 jpg ( Dong Tam )

Uvs 11 & 12 jpg ( pet Boa at Nha Be )

Uvs 013 jpg ( statue in Saigon, anyone know who or what it represents? )

Uvs 015 jpg ( Mike Boat supplied for long op. )

Uvs 016 jpg ( wall at Nha Be with SEAL, UDT, MST painted by one of the Seals. )

Uvs 020 ( Lt Barnes on top of Mike Boat con )

Uvs 023 ( dash and M-60 on MSSC )

Uvs 024 ( barbecue Navy style at Nha Be. Doesnít everyone cook on a 55 gallon drum ? )

Uvs 026 ( mini gun on MSSC )

Uvs 027 & 028 ( MST Personnel ? on names, I must be getting senile in my old age. I canít remember so many of the guys, sorry. )
Uvs 029 ( Mike stocked for op )

Uvs 032 jpg ( a better picture of wall painting at Nha Be )

Uvs 033 ( SEAL )

Uvs 034 (LSSC being towed by Mike )

Uvs 035 jpg ( some of the guys on Mike )

Uvs 036 jpg ( must be party time on mike or the SEALs trying to improve their tans. )

Uvs 037 ( SEAL)

Uvs 040 ( working with Vietnam Redbird or LDNN )

Uvs 044 ( our dog Little Bit )

Uvs 047 ( SEAL )

Uvs 048 ( casualties of war )

Uvs 049 ( Me Dong Tam I think? )

Uvs 050 ( One of the guys )

Uvs 051 ( Nha Be )

Uvs 052 ( Mike being put into dry dock for repair Nha Be )

Uvs 053 ( Dong Tam or MY Tho ? )

Uvs 054 ( Mike dry dock again)

Uvs 055 ( outer perimeter base Dong Tam )

Uvs 056 ( inside barracks Dong Tam )

Uvs 057 ( MST guy ? who )

Uvs 058 jpg ( mini gun MSSC )

Uvs 059 ( briefing for op Dong Tam , op board, map in background )

Uvs 061 ( Dong Tam )

Uvs 062 ( C-31 at Ton Sa Nut airport )


Bill :

I hope some of these are helpful. Sorry my memory is so laxed on some of the names.

A friend of mine was able to capture stills from my slide show which I had made into a MPEG, this save about an hour of boring stuff for you.

My first tour was from April 03 1970 to October 05 1970

My 2nd tour was from June 25 1971 to December 02 1971.

It seems I was all over the place. I was in different detachments for 2 or 3 months instead of with only one for the six month tour.

I was in in Nha Be under LT. J.G. Marsh at Nha Be. I was an ENFN.

I was under Lt. Barnes at Dong Tam ( maybe some at Nha Be ) and other places.
I was an EN3 at that time.

I also was under a Chief Warrant Officer ( can not remember his name, but do remember he helped us guys siphon gas from one of the boats and ended up getting pneumonia from the incidence.

I was in in det Alpha, Delta, and one other one for a short time ( again memory failure) also spent some time in MRT.

Again good luck on finding the rest of the MST bunch and having a great web sight.

Sincerely, Ron



----- Original Message -----
From: "Powell Thomas A PSNS" <powellta@psns.navy.mil
To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 4:52 PM


 Bill,
 I came across your website while researching PTF's. I was stationed in
 Dong Tam with MST 2 -Det Delta May- Dec 70. Our OIC was Ltjg Cary
 Washburn,  Petty officer in charge was BM-1 James R. Owen ( buck), others were Doug
 Devoss EN-2,Edward J. Kenny RM-2, Billie D. Stewart GMG-2 , QM-3 Charles  W.
 Smales , EN-2 Sherman R. Olsen. SN Rick D. Lloyd, and myself IC-2 Thomas  A. Powell.
 Hope this will help build your website.
 V/R, Tom

 Tom Powell
 Nav/Sonar
 476-4006



--- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Baumgart" <MBAUMGART@gp.usbr.gov
To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 6:22 AM
Subject: UDT-12 Det ... Nha Bhe Oct '69 - Jan '70


Lt. Walt Harvey, Chief George "Chicken" McNair, Michael Radice, Walt Weed,
St-2 Michael Baumgart. Ops in Rung Sat Special, Phu Choung, Ben Thuy and
others*then on to Kin Gay 'Deep Channel'.


Mike,

Thank you for the information, which I'm forwarding to Dan Withers of www.warboats.org, who has taken over the task of updating the site. Dan is very busy on a number of projects, so please be patient.
Could the MST KIA have been SN David E. Westover who died on 7/28/69? If so, any information you could provide on his death would be greatly appreciated.

Highest regards, Bill



-- Original Message -----
From: Mike Macready
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 5:49 AM
Subject: MST-2/SEALs Rosters

William,

I ran across your website and can fill in some of the blanks for you on the SEAL Team side. I am sure that you check the validity of your sources. My stats are:

Mike Macready
BUD's Class 49, Coronado Amphib. Base, SEAL Team One

SEAL Team One, Bravo Platoon
Ben Luc/ Go Da Ha
Nov. 1969 - May 1970

Lt. Stew Baumgartner
Ltjg. Dale Bosley
Bud Gardner
Don Crawford
Larry Hubbard
Harrison
Pete McDonald
Tim O'Farrell
Mike Anderson
Terrel Lindsey
Mike Macready
Pat Hunter
Maury Adams
Fred Lang
(while one squad was working in Go Da Ha one of our MST men was killed in action, I can't remember his name)

MACSOGV, NAD Danang
Sea Commando Advisor
Nov. 1970 - May 1971

Mike Macready
SEAL Team One

You have a good record here, keep adding to it.

Best regards,
Mike Macready



----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Vader
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:29 AM
Subject: Additional SEAL TEAM One members for X-Ray Platoon


Hey Bremer , how you doing? A friend of mine and my son was scrolling through the SEAL records and they came across X-Ray Platoon but didn't see my name in there. I looked at it and noticed me and six other individuals missing. the original platoon included me, Allen Vader, Clisham, (forgot his first name) David Shadnaw,Michael Trig,AKA Trigger.(just retired this last year from ST-1, Rick Hetsel, Brown - forgot his 1st name- he was kicked out of our platoon for disobeying an order. The replacements were Clayton.
If you need more info, contact me, Allen Vader, my ph# 541/761-0197 or garzac_67@hotmail.com



---- Original Message -----
From: CGMajors@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:18 PM
Subject: X-Ray Platoon

The platoon consisted of Lt. Michael Collins, Chief Frank Bomar, Lou Dicroce, Doc Caplenor, Gordon Clisham, James Riter, Allen Vader, David Shadnaw, Rick Hetzel, Harold Birky, Mike Trigg, Clint Majors, Sam Brown, and one boy that quite and went back to the states and was kicked out of SEAL Team. Paul K. Barnes, James McCarthy, Chief Betz, Ed Jones, Don Barnes Not Doc Barnes, and several others just came in as replacement help near the end of the tour.

Clint Majors
SEAL Team One
Original Member
X-Ray Platoon



----- Original Message -----
From: "James Neuses" <jneuses@sbcglobal.net
To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:17 AM
Subject: MST2

 Bill,
 
 I was a member of MST2 Det C, My Tho and Song Ong Doc
 (6/69 - 1/70) and MST2 Det A Ben Tre, Bac Lieu and Ben
 Luc (3/71 - 9/71). I was attached to BSU1/COSRIVRON1
 from 9/68 to 8/72 when I got out as a GMG2. I have a
 lot of pictures at NAB Coronado and Viet Nam that I
 have begun to scan and I would be glad to forward to
 you.
 
 I look forward to hearing from you.
 
 Jim Neuses



 From: "A.L.Nash" <GreenSEAL@earthlink.net
 To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
 Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 8:41 PM
 Subject: Roster.
 
 
   I was The LDNN Advisor at Rach Soi when Romeo Platoon was there. In 1971 also operated in the Ha Tien Area. Wa in Rach Soi when Lester Moe was  killed.
 
   A. L. "Steve" Nash, MAC Ret, UDT/SEAL
   SEAL Authentication Team -Director
   AuthentiSEAL Phone 707 438 0120
   "The only service where all investigators are US Navy SEALs"
 



---- Original Message -----
From: Hu9G@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:02 PM
Subject: MST2- Det ALPHA, Ben Tre.


Mr. Bremer:

My name is Gary Hunt BM1(DV1/CC) USNR (Ret). Johnnie McClaren and I have stayed in touch over the years and I can add a lot of information to your site if you would like. I stayed in BSU-1 until my release from active duty in Sept. 1971, after coming back from VN in Apr. 1971 spent most of my time at Niland on the Alamo Canal. Member of SBU-13 in 1980/81 and SBU-12 1985/88, CSBR 1 staff w/GMGC Jim Gray, Retired 1 Oct. 2000. I have about 4 hours of video taped slides of our tour at Ben Tre, BSU1 NAB Coronado and SBU-13 Vallejo. I have stayed in touch with all of the members of X-ray Plt and we will at some point have a reunion, date and time to be determined. Why is it, I have never run into ANY BSU-1/MST2 people at any of the UDT/SEAL annual reunions. Feel free to contact me at this E-Mail address for more information. Hu9G


Hi Gary,

It is great hearing from you. Your detachment and X-Ray platoon has always been in my heart and never far from my thoughts all these years.

Yes, please, I would greatly appreciate all the information you can share. I just heard from Tom Hawkins of the UDT/Seal Association and he is working on an article for BLAST on all the NSW boats, and I'd like to be able to provide him with as much information as possible.

I'm also copying Dan Withers of www.warboats.org, who is administering my site, with a request that he correct the spelling of your first name on the roster list. Sorry about that.

Please keep in touch, Bill



- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Hawkins" <TomHawkins@cox.net
To: <williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:46 PM
Subject: Good Work

 Bill,

 I got your MST-2/SEAL page from Ty Zellers-he was in my platoon in RVN
 (ST-2, 1970).

 Correction on my platoon. You have Robert Rieve mentioned twice. The
"GMG1" should be GMGC Mike Spencer.

 I don't have a record of the enlisted MST's that were with us in Nha Be in
 1970?

 This is GREAT information, hence, I'd like your permission to print it in
 the BLAST with the hope that we can help you get a complete list.

 I'm slowly preparing a "dedicated" BLAST that will focus on the NSW
special  boat program starting with the Scouts and Raiders of WWII. I have quite a
 few photos, but no good photos of the Medium boat for the RVN period. Can
 you help get some? We need 300dpi scans for printing.

 Also, I'd like to publish Stoner's article. Can you put me in touch with
him  so that I can get his permission? He is not a current member of the
UDT-SEAL  Association.

 Thanks, Tom

 Thomas L. Hawkins
 President, UDT-SEAL Association
 President, Naval Special Warfare Foundation
 757.460.0209 Home/Voice Mail
 757.651.3613 Cell/Voice Mail
 www.udtsea.org


Tom,

It's great hearing from you. Please feel free to use any of the information on the site, and thank you for the additional information and correction.

I'm copying this to Bob Stoner, and I'm sure you will hear from him shortly.
I'm also copying Dan Withers of www.warboats.org, who is administering the site and who would also be a great resource for your article.

As for pictures of the MSSC, can you use any of the copies on my site, or is there something I can do with the original jpeg files to make them usable by you? I don't really have any other good pictures, and, as you can probably tell, the "300dpi scans for printing" is Greek to me. Here again, Dan Withers may be able to help.

If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.

Thanks, Bill



---- Original Message -----
From: BOBURWELL@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@mst2-vietnam.info
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:00 AM
Subject: MST-2/SEALs


Mr. Bremer,

The SEALs that were at Nha Be during Jul-Dec of 68 were.

LTjg Richard T.P. Woolard
Ltjg John Brewton
ENC(later WO1) Solomon Atkinson
BM1 William Garnett
HM1 Lowell Burwell
BM1 Jerry L. Todd
GMG1 Ronald Fox
BM1 Carl Isham
BM1 Chuck Detmer
MM2 LeRoy Delaney
ADJ2 Gerald McClure
SM2 Julius Ramos
BM2 Jerry Waters

MST-2 during that same period
Ltjg Jay Prout
EN1 Jim McInerny
- One fellow was nicknamed Lurch, that could turn his tongue a couple of twists. I seem to remember him being from Indiana.
- Another was the Electrician that was wounded when the boat was hit at the four corners area in Long An Province just after inserting an element of Lt Bruce Williamson's Plt. Lt. Williamson was the SEAL Plt Commander that relieved the 3rd Plt. (Rick Woolard) in Dec 68.

I was also on the SEAL Det at Song Ong Doc, north of the SEAFLOAT operation with Ltjg Woolard during OCT 69-APR70.

LTjg Richard T.P. Woolard
Ltjg Anthony Mihalic
BMC William Garnett
HM1 Lowell Burwell
BM1 Jerry L. Todd
SM1 Mike Kelly
SFP1 Frederick Keener
BM1 William McCarthy
GMG2 Denny Johnson
*** Larry Rich
YN2 Gary Wilson
*** Mark Baum
*** William Bebee
QM3 ***
BMI Jim Finley (replacement)

As I think of names and ratings that may help I will send them to you. I think the gray hair is making me forget things.

- I remember a large fellow as being with the MST-2 Det that came down from MyTho to Song Ong Doc who was called Tiny (I think Conners was his last name). He was a large guy and was a very accomplished Judo guy.
- At Song Ong Doc we had a HSSC, MSSC, and LSSC.
- Also, I would like to add that on both SEAL tours the MST Dets were very professional. I cannot remember ever a cross word between members of the units and that all the folks blended into a very cohesive operational force.

Sincerely,
MCPO(Ret) Bo Burwell
SEAL Team Two



From: Sam Boren
To: williamdbremer@attbi.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 8:52 PM
Subject: MST 2 DET ECHO-RACH SOI

Sir,

I have a list of men who served in 1970-1971 at Rach Soi with MST 2 Det Echo and Seal Team One Det Romeo. They are the following:

LTJG Alvin L. Freeman, USNR
QM1 Sammy T. Boren, USN
GNG2 Joseph G. Konkoly, USN
EN2 Michael W. Botts, USN
EM3 John F. Farrell, USN
ETR3 Jonathan P. Marden, USN
ENFN Clarence N. Hart, USN
FN3 Billy E. McCracken, USN
ETRSN Thomas E. Cunningham, USN

I hope this will help in your efforts to maintain a complete list of the men who served.

Best wishes,
Sam



To all. Last year I got an email from someone who was a classmate in high school looking for information on Toby Thomas. I explained in simple terms what happened that day and to who. Just so the info is not mis-interpreted here goes. Rich Solano and John Durlin were classmates in UDTRA of Jim Gore and I. Jim and I were in Golf platoon at the time of the helo crash. The helo came in from a hot "op" to SEAFLOAT. They had taken fire on extraction and there was evidence of bullet holes in several spots on the craft. The pilot was asked by me and a couple of others to shut the copter down to check further. Now this was said to me by the pilot personally, "No we have to get to Can Tho, it's getting close to dark ( this may have been a case of no instrument rating of a army copter pilot that precipitated the creation of SEAWOLVES earlier) and I don't want to be late for a date". He was asked again to shut the bird down and rejected the idea. If anyone needs more info as to the deaths, or to who was found inside and out of the copter, send me an email.


At 11:56 PM 12/3/2003, Robert Stoner wrote:

Frank,
I was there, too: the bird did go down, we did lose several of our people, but all the details I have come by are under the heading of scuttlebutt. I don't pretend to know the exact details, but the intent was to find folks who did.

The intent of the correspondence was not to raise problems. Rather, it was to put Dennis Donnelly in touch with people to could provide details about the death of his brother John (Jack) J. Donnelly. If you have information that is at odds with that you've seen here, please get in touch with Dennis at bluecrest@sisna.com and let us know how we can correct the historical record.

Thanks for your help.
Bob


-----------------------------
From: Robert Stoner
To: Liz Logan
Cc: williamdbremer@attbi.com ; sealpup121@udtseal.com ; archives@frii.com
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: Your Brother Jack

Thanks, Liz.

The chopper accident was the only occasion I can remember at SEA FLOAT where our three platoons (ECHO, FOXTROT and GOLF) lost anyone. When ZULU platoon under Grant Telfer and Tom Richards rotated in, I know that they suffered casualties after our MST-2 detachment rotated out in the first week of November 1970. However, I believe these casualties occurred late in 1970 or in early 1971 and I don't remember any KIAs.

Another bit if information that some how didn't make it in my last e-mail was that Dennis said that his information that SN Jack J. Donnelly was with ST-1, Det. GOLF, Echo platoon. I did not find Jack's name on Bill's rouster of SEALs, UDTs, and MSTs, but a lot of time has passed since those days and things tend to get mixed up -- memory is a tricky thing.

Bob Stoner


----- Original Message -----
From: Liz Logan
To: Robert Stoner ; bluecrest@sisna.com
Cc: williamdbremer@attbi.com ; sealpup121@udtseal.com ; Lizlogan@automated-data.com
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:45 PM

Subject: Re: Your Brother Jack

Bob and all

RD Russell of the NSWA says he has info from the corpsman that was on that op. I asked him to send it to bluecrest@sisna.com - I assume that is Dennis since you addressed him that way. HE said he would make contact.

Liz


At 09:51 PM 11/30/2003, Robert Stoner wrote:
Hi Bob,

Yes, the helo crash on 23 Jun '70 took the following lives (Bosiljevac's SEALs): BM3 James R. Gore, MM2 Richard J. Solano, SM3 John S. Durlin, FN Toby A. Thomas, and RMSN John J. Donnelly. All should be on the roster, but I guess they weren't on the list that I got from Dennis Cummings, and I didn't cross check with Bo's casualty list.

Joe DeFloria has contacted Roger Clapp to see if he could locate someone from Donnelly's platoon who could contact his brother.

As always, thanks for the good work.

Bill


12-03-03 I don't know where this info started but it is wrong. Remember I was there. I was a member of Golf platoon and when John DURLIN and Richard Solano came down to SEAFLOAT after the "op". John and Rich were classmates of mine in class #44. I won't bother to go into the details of the deaths of my team mates, but e-mail this is pure conjecture.


From: Frank J.Sparks
To: Liz Logan ; Robert Stoner ; Bill Bremer
Cc: withers@direcway.com ; archives@frii.com ; sealpup121@udtseal.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: Sea Float??

I don't know where this info started but it is wrong. Remember I was there. I was a member of Golf platoon and when John DURLIN and Richard Solano came down to SEAFLOAT after the "op". John and Rich were classmates of mine in class #44. I won't bother to go into the details of the deaths of my team mates, but e-mail this is pure conjecture.

"Sparky"
wc #44
SEAL Team One

It was June 23rd. The helo was taking seals and VN civilians to Bin Thuey
for R and R. Some Seals that were scheduled to go gave up there seats and others gave up their seats for the VN families. So the Seal casualties
could have been worse. The helo took a single round to the rotor, and the
pilot decided to continue on since all systems were O.K. then the rotor
came off giving all on board terminal whip lash except Toby Thomas. Toby
was not belted in and was thrown clear, and free fell the reported 3500ft. He landed in a rice paddy with his weapon and drowned in 6" of water, with no broken bones.

Lost that day were 5 SEALS, Dorlin, Donnelly, Thomas, oops I'm getting old......two have escaped the brain cells...Someone help me. I'm decaying before my very eyes......

Andy McTigue,  Toby's swim buddy in Class 50.

PS: am in touch with Toby's Family and so you can give him my email and we can write directly. Andy



-- Original Message -----
From: Johnwschroppseal@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@attbi.com
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 5:58 PM
Subject: (no subject)

William,

I stumbled across your website and found myself listed under "1968 - OIC DET GOLF".
The correct spelling of my name is "SCHROPP".

I was wondering what the purpose of this info is and request you inform me. I also was OIC of DET BRAVO in 1969 from April-November.

I can give you lots of other info on platoons from SEAL Team ONE during 1968 and other DET BRAVO OIC's.

Thanks,
John W. Schropp, CDR, USN Ret.


-- Original Message -----
From: Johnwschroppseal@aol.com
To: williamdbremer@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Dear William,

Thanks for getting back top me so quickly.

I was in SEAL Team ONE from Aug '67 until Jan '70. I deployed twice as OIC of SEAL DETs, DET GOLF from Jan 68-Jul '68. and DET BRAVO from April '69-Nov'69.

Platoons serving with DET GOLF while I was there and not already mentioned were those of LTjg Tony Freedley/LTjg Manny Issacs and whose CPO was Clarence Betz.
Also MIKE Platoon with LTjg Ben Beall/LTjg Jamie Briarton with, inter alia, PO1 James Wardrobe, PO Walter Pope, PO1 Donny Patrick, and PO2 "Skinner" Devine (The last three were KIA).

The list of OIC's of DET BRAVO (PRU's) started with LTJG John Wilbur, LT Chuck Lemoyne, LT Tom Nelson, LT Bruce VanHeertum, myself and LT Mike Collins(KIA on a later deployment).

There's lots of other folks whose names I can't, at the moment, recall who were in the above mentioned platoons.


CDR Schropp,

It's nice hearing from you, and thanks for the information. I'll pass on your email on to Dan Withers (www.warboats.org ), who has taken over the site for me and ask him to correct your information.

Basically, I started the site as only a couple of pages about two years ago in hopes of making contact with the men in my detachment, but I soon heard from so many MST and SEAL alums that it took on a life of its own. Any further information you would care to share would be great and would help make the historical record more complete.

Also, if you would like to contact Jim Thomas (jimthomas07@comcast.net ), he will add your name to the BSU-1 alumni list on Dan's website, which will probably be what we will use if we are ever able to put together a reunion.

Best wishes and please keep in touch, Bill



---- Original Message -----
From: Jim.Marsh@westam.com
To: williamdbremer@attbi.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 8:48 AM
Subject: MST 2 Det Delta Jan - July 1970

Bill

We crossed paths at BSU 1. Upon commissioning at OCS in Jun 1969, I reported to BSU 1 where I spent my entire three years.

OINC MST 2 Det Delta Jan 70- Jul 71

I replaced Steve Hazard and was replaced by John Barnes

We supported a SEAL Det with Lt. Bill Gardner as OINC and Ens. Ace Sarich as his asst.

some crew members as I recall
BMC Ready
GM Harry Reich
Chuck Bauer
ET Richard Fowler
BM2 Calvin Gish KIA Jul 69
EN Victor Schatz Killed is an auto accident returning from leave Aug 69

I got lucky for my second tour, and was deployed to Subic with the PTF repair facility.

I stay in touch with three fellow officers from BSU 1: Chuck Bortell, Randy Scott and Dan Trowbridge

Let's stay in touch

Warmest Regard

Jim

Jim Marsh
Executive Director
WestAM
15303 Dallas Parkway, Suite 650
Addison, Texas 75001
Tel. 972 866 7886
Fax. 972 866 7881
email: jim.marsh@westam.com


---- Original Message -----
From: rjcomm
To: williamdbremer@attbi.com
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:46 AM
Subject: MST-2 Detachment Delta Nha Be


Greetings:

Have been reading articles on the MST's in Vietnam and have enjoyed them. I served part of my military career in MST-2 Detachment Delta stationed in Nha Be from September 68 to March 69. I have noticed a lot of ?? about which detachment was stationed in Nha BE and thought I would let you know that the time I was there it was detachment D. We operated LSSC-6 during that time. Unfortunately, I was wounded on March 21, 1969, medivac'd and never saw Vietnam again. All my personal stuff went bye-bye. Got back to the states in April and released from active duty in May. I have not kept in contact with anyone and don't seem to find much info on others who served there.

I do have a picture of the LSSC-6 that was hit by a RPG7 and a B40. We were fortunate the B40 did not go off. If you are interested in the picture, I will be happy to send it to you via email.

Good luck on the project.

Bob Scheppmann



----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Stoner
To: Johnwschroppseal@aol.com
Cc: jimthomas07@comcast.net  ;
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: MST/SEAL/UDT Operators


Hello John,

Glad to hear from you and hope you can help us match-up names, detachments, and places on our MST site that Bill Bremer started. I'm the boat guy in this lash-up. I was down at SEA FLOAT/SOLID ANCHOR (at Nam Can) with LTjg Glenn "Mick" Fulkerson, MST-2 detachment CHARLIE from May through October 1970. We also had another MST detachment, BRAVO with LTjg Steven G. Smith as OIC. We while I was there we had four SEAL platoons and one UDT detachment. Platoons were ECHO, LTjg Chris Ward OIC and LTjg Bill Tomlin AOIC; FOXTROT, LT Frank G. Winant OIC and LTjg John L. Hollow; GOLF, LT Richard Dill OIC and LTjg and LTjg John R. Huggins; ZULU, LT Grant Telfer OIC and ENS Thomas Richards; UDT 13, CWO2 Red Fisher as OIC.

I hope you'll be able to fill-in some of the missing information on our roster lists, or may have some contacts in the Teams who might be able to help out. I do know that the old BSU-1 records were tossed by its successor, Coastal River Squadron ONE and Special Boat Squadron ONE in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We are having to reconstruct the detachments, locations, and manpower from whatever means are available. After some 33 years in my case, memory tends to get somewhat foggy.

Bill Bremer started the www.mst2-vietnam.info site as a way to honor the guys who rode the boats that took SEALs and UDTs in harm's way. But the MST/SEAL/UDT relationship is a symbiotic one -- that is, each needed the other to get their jobs done. We honor the guys who served in these capacities.

All gave some; some gave everything they had.

Bob Stoner, GMCM (SW) Ret.


From: Johnwschroppseal@aol.com
To: jimthomas07@comcast.net 
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 8:06 PM
Subject: (no subject)

Thanks for getting back top me so quickly.

I was in SEAL Team ONE from Aug '67 until Jan '70. I deployed twice as OIC of SEAL DETs, DET GOLF from Jan 68-Jul '68. and DET BRAVO from April '69-Nov'69.

Platoons serving with DET GOLF while I was there and not already mentioned were those of LTjg Tony Freedley/LTjg Manny Issacs and whose CPO was Clarence Betz.
Also MIKE Platoon with LTjg Ben Beall/LTjg Jamie Briarton with, inter alia, PO1 James Wardrobe, PO Walter Pope, PO1 Donny Patrick, and PO2 "Skinner" Devine (The last three were KIA).

The list of OIC's of DET BRAVO (PRU's)started with LTJG John Wilbur, LT Chuck Lemoyne, LT Tom Nelson, LT Bruce VanHeertum, myself and LT Mike Collins(KIA on a later deployment).

There's lots of other folks whose names I can't, at the moment, recall who were in the above mentioned platoons.


8/21/04

6 down and 1 across. Seaman picture taking a picture appears to me as Navy Seal Gene Wentz.

http://www.mst2-vietnam.info/MST_SEALS.htm

Not sure though because Gene always wears a watch. I'll ask him next time I see him as he moved from Coronado.

Foxtrot Platoon, SEAL Team One (28 Mar 1970 - 28 Sept 1970) -- LT Frank G. Winant; LTJG John L. Hollow
HMC Wayne G. Jones
TM3 Alan A. Yutz
QM3 Thomas M. Haselton
EN3 Kirby D. Horrell
SN Paul L. Pittman
SM2 Peter W. VanFlagg
HM2 Jim Gillis
PR
take care and be well, hope I have been of some help.

Investigator John Richard
Corona del Mar, Calif


Hi shipmates,
I was in BSU-1 from February 1968 until some time in 1972. Made two trips to Danang, first one Aug 69-Feb70 and second one shortly after that.
Also went with MST-2 Det Delta to Dong Tam in 71. Don't remember the dates.
I looked at the pictures, and I recognize the faces but can't put names to any. Sherman Olsen used to live in Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Last I heard from him was 20 years ago. I will do some looking through my records and see if I can get any more info to you.

Shipmates,

Thomas A. Powell

Tom Powell
Nav/Sonar
476-4006



1-6-04 Hello John,

Glad to hear from you and hope you can help us match-up names, detachments, and places on our MST site that Bill Bremer started. I'm the boat guy in this lash-up. I was down at SEA FLOAT/SOLID ANCHOR (at Nam Can) with LTjg Glenn "Mick" Fulkerson, MST-2 detachment CHARLIE from May through October 1970. We also had another MST detachment, BRAVO with LTjg Steven G. Smith as OIC. We while I was there we had four SEAL platoons and one UDT detachment. Platoons were ECHO, LTjg Chris Ward OIC and LTjg Bill Tomlin AOIC; FOXTROT, LT Frank G. Winant OIC and LTjg John L. Hollow; GOLF, LT Richard Dill OIC and LTjg and LTjg John R. Huggins; ZULU, LT Grant Telfer OIC and ENS Thomas Richards; UDT 13, CWO2 Red Fisher as OIC.

I hope you'll be able to fill-in some of the missing information on our rouster lists, or may have some contacts in the Teams who might be able to help out. I do know that the old BSU-1 records were tossed by its successor, Coastal River Squadron ONE and Special Boat Squadron ONE in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We are having to reconstruct the detachments, locations, and manpower from whatever means are available. After some 33 years in my case, memory tends to get somewhat foggy.

Bill Bremer started the www.mst2-vietnam.info site as a way to honor the guys who rode the boats that took SEALs and UDTs in harm's way. But the MST/SEAL/UDT relationship is a symbiotic one -- that is, each needed the other to get their jobs done. We honor the guys who served in these capacities.

All gave some; some gave everything they had.

Bob Stoner, GMCM (SW) Ret.