Hayden Sears, Harry "Nick
" Genes, Don Stetson, Paul Bisnett, Al Huddleston, Gary Samdal, Marice
Pittman, Richard Wilhelm, Frank Pumphrey, James Proctor, Bill Winters,
Ed Patterson, Carl Choate, Theron Fowler, Jack Wylie, Wilton H. “Woody”Whitehead, and Erwin Baumgarten.
Kneeling; John Bradley, Herbert Lattimore, Robert Brown, Dennis Mazikowski, Bob
Lanier, Mathew Bitrick, & James Morgan
Award of the Air Medal to Sgt. Ulysses Miller on February 6, 1968 by
Captain Hayden Sears at Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, RVN. Inset; Presentation
of the Purple Heart to Sgt. Ulysses Miller Jr. by Col. Victor
Lisec on December 20, 1969; Tan Son Nhut, 2nd tour.
Back Row (L to R);
Bob Barinowski, Gene Hatfield, John Rosemeyer, Larry Lower, Marty
North, Dennis Herbert, (Hosey or Gary Keiser?), Harper, Philpot, Danny
Deaver. Center Row (L to R); Dan Coonan, Danny Pugh, Pete
Taylor, Bob Triplett, Lonnie Stewart, Jim Sink, Virgil Cox, Raymond
Cameron. Kneeling (L to R); Hayden Sears,
Vince Campisi, Tim McCann, Dusty Rhodes, Walter Smith, Dave McCracken,
The 8th Aerial
Port Squadron, was a squadron of the 834th Air Division,
USAF, with headquarters at 377th Combat Support Group's Tan Son
Nhut Airbase. 8th APS was
responsible for tactical airlift aerial port support throughout southern
South Vietnam. 8th APS supplied the teams that loaded and unloaded the
planes that carried personnel and cargo into, out of and throughout the
countryside of the southern areas of Vietnam. It's headquarters was at
the Tan Son Nhut airfield in Saigon, former capital of South Vietnam.
Although now officially known as "Ho Chi Minh City", it is - and will
likely be forever - recognized as "Saigon".
Ron Kosh, Clyde Howard, John Johnston, Don Carlyle, Jack
Webb, and Les Hall; Front; Howard Harris, Danny Pike, and Bob McCollough. This was
early about June of ’66 and NKP wasn’t yet ”built out” and space was at a
premium and the team was “evicted” from our hootch. This was the first
‘permanent party” team at NKP. (except for Lt McCollough who was TDY from
England AFB, LA). Danny was
NCOIC and scrounged a huge tent and a few of went looking for any odd
lumber/carpentry tools we could ”acquire.” I engineered and we built an
elevated /cantilevered floor for it that was about 18” off the
ground. The pix
was taken shortly after completion. Was the last tent on the base and we
finally had to tear it down when some General came to
visit.............. Ron Kosh
M. Harris, Dave Reikofski, Les Hall, Danny Pike, Ron Kosh, Don Carlyle,
Frank Anthony, Johnny Johnston, Clyde Howard, Bob Bartlett, and Roger
Huffman. The poster was on the bulletin board outside the
Promotion party for General Moore: Early 1967
Left to right as you see any part ?,?,?, Solimito,?, Skip Arnold,?,?, Gary
Harwell, Army Guy, Looks like Bill Lake way back, Back Row from there
Buddy Bowden,?, Donnie Mirabile, Jerry Greene, LV Lewis—The four down front
Bobby Hudson, Hutchins(I Believe), Larimore, Wayne Viars.
On far left the head with the beret, might be Indian Andrews.
The guy with beret right behind Skip, might be Joel Launer.
Right bottom, guy holding beer can might be Dave Johnson
Below; Ralph Carroll and Wayne Barnett
Barnett taking wind readings and
Ralph Carroll transmitting, Khe sanh DZ, 1968
Below; Gilbert Bigelow, Walter W. Willis, James F. Pentacoff, Roger "Ram Jet" Flexer, Thomas F. McHale, and Donald Howie
Above; Dave Gfeller, Donald East, Thomas F. McHale, and James F. Pentacoff
Below; ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, and?
Above; Henry "Hank" Schaffer , Waldoo Willis, Thomas F. McHale, ?, and ?
Below; J. C. Bradshaw, Erwin M. "Red" Ghormley, Al Souza, and Erwin M. "Red" Ghormley
Below; Thomas McHale , Sidney Toups, and Sidney Toups
Above; ?, Tommy Botts, Russ Fisk
Below; Gary Pino, Tommy Botts, Dave Gfeller, George Roll, and Larry Palmer
Above; Willie Potts, Thomas F. McHale, Willie Potts, and Larry Palmer
Below; Thomas F. McHale, Russ Fisk, ?, Tommy Botts, Willie Potts, Waldoo Willis and The Womanizer, Gary Pino
Above; Gary Pino and Friends