Some AFVNers have told their story of how they got into broadcasting elsewhere. See the following:
Charles B. "Chuck" Adams CPT, USA Network News OIC, Saigon / OIC, Da Nang 1970-71
Some of his photos plus a good story about how Chuck was able to get assigned to AFVN. The story is part of a
longer group discussion on censorship.
Ernest T. "Bill" Altman SSG, USA Saigon 1965-66 Links to a 35-page PDF file of photos and stories related to his
tour with AFVN.
Bob Anderson SSG, USA Announcer, Saigon and/or Nha Trang 1970-71
Bryant J. "Buck" Arbuckle CPO, USN Station Manager, Saigon 1962
J. B. Sgt, USAF Tan Son Nhut Air Base 1968
J.B. was not with AFVN but was evidently an avid listener and copied a number of programs. He contacted the Webmaster
recently and agreed to the posting of a number of his recordings and other items but asked that he remain anonymous.
Michael "Mike" D. Babcock SP5, USA Saigon / Tuy hoa / Qui Nhon 1966--68
John F. Bagwell SP4, USA Det 5, Hue 1967-68
Bruce Blackburn SP4, USA Announcer, Nha Trang 1970-71
Bill (William) Blumel SP5, USA Engineer, Qui Nhon, Dong Ba Thin (Nha Trang) 1970-71
Forrest Brandt (As above) Photos of Washington D.C. War Memorials
Barry Brower SP5, USA Nha Trang / Hon Tre (69-70)
This link goes to his photos posted on the Flicker Website.
were part of AFVN from the very beginning to the very end of the station's existence. For that reason, he deserves a
place on this page.
Robert J. "Bob" Casey SP5, USA Saigon (68-69) This story arrived in a rather round-about way. The first section is
not from a message but is from a letter from Bob to Dick Ellis. Dick they emailed it to the AFVN Yahoo Group.
Joe Ciokon JO1, USN 1968 Getting the news about the American Embassy during TET '68
Laurie Clemmons Allgood SSgt, USAF Saigon 71-72 Picture of her as a policewoman in Huntington Beach, CA
Preston Cluff SSG, USA Sports Saigon 1967-71
Brett Cornwell SP4, USA Cameraman, Saigon 1972
Kenneth E. "Ken" Couch PH1, USN Photographer, Saigon 1972-73
Adrian J. Cronauer SSgt, USAF DJ, Saigon 1965-66 - Most of the items received from Paul Bottoms,
Phil Davies SP5, USA Production Director and Dawnbuster DJ, 1970-71
Roger "Roger Dodger" Dimick USAF Part-time Announcer, Tuy Hao, 1968-69
Don Dornberg, SP5, USA Radio, Pleiku 1967-68
Dick Downes SP5, USA Saigon / Da Nang (69-70) - A story about his time in Vietnam working as a correspondent
out of the Cam Ranh Bay Information Office and then Det 2 on Monkey Mountain. Also a couple of photos
Dick Ellis (As above), Dick narrating a bit of North Carolina's courthouse history.
Posted on YouTube in November 2018.
Harry L. Ettmueller, SFC, USA Det 5, Hue Some information about TET '68
James Farrell 1LT, USA OIC, Det 4, Nha Trang/Hon Tre 1968
Thomas W. "Tom" Firchow SP5, USA Broadcast Engineer, Saigon 1968-69
Rick Fredericksen Cpl, USMC Saigon / Hon Tre 1969-70 After completing his military service, Rick
continued to work as a news correspondent in the Far East and South-East Asia so some of his photos were taken
after the Vietnam War ended.
Rick Fredericksen (As above) Rick was the Key Field Producer for the CBS Documentary "Schwarzkopf in Vietnam -
A Soldier Returns" (1993) as is listed in the credits. At the time he was working for CBS as the Chief of the Bangkok Office.
Gary W. Gears SP5, USA 1968-69 Link to an aircheck by Gary and some reminisces by those who knew him.
Michael R. Goucher, SP5, USA Pleiku 1967-68 A message about his tour with AFVN, Pleiku.
Donat J. "Don" Gouin SFC, USA Det 5, Hue 1967-68
Joseph M. "John" Huser SP4 USA Radio, Saigon 1972-73
Doug Jennings SP5, USA Quang Tri, News& DJ / Saigon, DJ 1970-71
Roy Jones SP4, USA Volunteer DJ / KLIK 1969-70
Paul Kasper SSG, USA 1968
Paul Kasper (As above) Paul was never with AFVN but was in Vietnam as a member of a flame-thrower-equipped
Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) team. During his tour he became quite a avid AFVN fan and, over the past several
years has helped greatly in providing information on AFVN and with this website. You may know him from his email
name, "parkertwo." This link goes to a story about him constructing a scale model APC--and now you know what he
Michael Kumm Sgt, USAF Saigon 1972-73
Calvin M. "Cal" LaMartiniere TSgt, USAF News Director, Saigon 1966-1967 / Det 6, Tuy Hao
1968 / Program Director, Saigon 1968 [There are 20 or so photos that were on the old Geocities site which
can not be accessed. If anyone has copies or can access any of them, please send them or any information on how to
Robert F. "Bob" Lawrence SP5, USA News Saigon 1969-70
Burton "Burt" Lehman SP4, USA TV Technician, Saigon 1968-69
John "Jay" / "Jean" Lehman SFC, USA Saigon News NCOIC 1971-72 A couple of short stories from
AFVN days about Donald E. White, SSgt, USAF and a SP4, USA who didn't know any better even after being warned.
Also some tales from Korea, Japan and Okinawa during the late 1950's and through the 1960's.
Tim Lennox SP4, USA News, Det 5, Quang Tri 1970-71
Jean Leroy MSgt, USAF "Blue Eagle," 1966 / Production, Saigon 1970-71
Garry Lyon SFC, USA "An Evening with Garry Lyon and Paul Van Dyke" (Photos by Jim White)
Eugene R. McKinney 1LT, USA Network News OIC, Saigon 1972-73
Rodger McKnight SP4, USA Broadcast Engineer, Da Nang 1970-71
Mike McNally USA, DOD Civilian and Contract Employee 1967-2015 While he was never with AFVN,
since 2013 Mike has been a reliable and regular contributor of items for the AFVNVets.net website. I have added
him to this page so that all of you may know who he is.
Allton "Al" Merwitz MSgt, USAF Saigon / Qui Nhon 1965-66
John T. Mikesch SP5, USA TV Director. Saigon 1966-68
Randall J. Moody CPT, USA Network News OIC, Saigon 1968-69 Photos
Article from Military Journalist, Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall, 1970 pp. 5-8 Published by DINFOS--Defense Information School.
Joseph B. Moore, Jr. SP5, USA Sports Announcer 1968-69 (Photo only)
Robert C. "Bob" Morecook SP5, USA Announcer, Saigon 1972-73
INDEX (A to M)
In Alphabetical order by last name.
(Click on the last name to go to that page.)
Photo and Stories from AFVN Veterans
(and friends of AFVN)
"From the Delta to the DMZ"
Providing Radio and Television Information and Entertainment
to the American Fighting Man and Woman
during the Vietnam War