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
INDEX (N to Z)
In Alphabetical order by last name.
(Click on the last name to go to that page.)
Bob Nelson SFC, USA News, Saigon 1965-66 & NCOIC, B'cast Ops, Saigon 1972
Bob Nelson (As Above) Condolences
Jerry Nelson SP4, USA, Admin Saigon 1970-71
Chris Noel Never a member of AFVN but loved by all who served in Vietnam; therefore she deserves her own page.
Barbara "Bobbie" Oberhansly, First AFVN Weather Girl ARC, 1967
Troy D. Pennington Cpl, USMC News, Saigon 1970-71
Craig Prosser SP5, USA Newsman, Saigon 1963-64
Martha Raye Entertainer Visited troops in Vietnam a number of times and was interviewed by Dick Ellis for AFVN.
Arthur "Art" Roberts SSgt, USAF 1968-69 - SSgt Roberts was stationed at Tan Son Nhut but also served as a
volunteer at AFVN.
Frank Rogers SFC, USA 1970-71
Carlton M. "Mick" Smith PO2, USN Announcer 1970-71
[Goes to AFVN History]
Nancy Smoyer (As above) Article published in the New York Times on June 30, 2017 titled: "Red Cross volunteer relives
what it was like in Vietnam as a Donut Dollie" (Note: This link goes to "Blogs/VA/gov/" version of the article.
Nancy Smoyer (As above) Interviewed by Norman Schwarzkopf in "Vietnam - A Soldier Returns," a CBS Documentary
made in 1993. Nancy appears towards the end [at about 39:50].
Nancy Smoyer (As Above) "Playing Games" An article in the New York Times, December 5, 2017 (Scroll down a ways.)
Nancy Smoyer's Book (As above) "Donut Dollies in Vietnam: Baby-Blue Dresses and OD Green"
as a volunteer for the Wall.
Paul Spychalski SP4, USA Never a member of AFVN, but Paul along with a small group of musicians came to the Saigon
Station on July 10,1967 to record a program. The link goes to a photo and his story.
Peter D. Stacker SP4, USA Saigon, 1969-70 Bud Lite Presents - Real Men of Genius
Paul W. Starnes SP5, USA Cam Ranh Bay / Hon Tre 196970 This is the story of his son, Steve Starnes,
trying to learn more about his father after his father had passed away.
John Steinbeck IV SP4, USA 1966 External link for his book "The Other Side of Eden." Other links are broken or partial.
Joe Stephens SP4, USA 178th Signal Company, 39th Signal Battalion, 1963-64 SP4 Stephens was not
with AFVN but did work for AFRS part-time. His story mentions various people who were with AFVN as well as
describes some aspects of "Saigon life" in 1963-64.
William E. "Bill" Sutphin MGySgt, USMC Network NCOIC, Saigon 1966-1967 There are 40 or so photos
that were on the old Geocities site which I can not access. If anyone has copies or can access any of them somehow,
please send them or information on how to access them to the Webmaster.
Ian Tervet Station Manager, American Radio Services (ARS) 1973-75
John Thomas ETN2, USN Engineering, Saigon 1971-72 Memories and photos.
Ronald L. "Ron" Turner SFC, USA NCOIC, Engineering, Saigon 1971-72 Along with other AFVN members,
being awarded the Psychological Warfare Medal, Second Class by the Ministry of Education, Government of South
Vietnam on March 31, 1972.
Paul Van Dyke MSG, USA "An Evening with Garry Lyon and Paul Van Dyke" (Photos by Jim White)
Tom "Jimmy" / "Tommy" Watson, SP5, USA Saigon 1969-70
Edie Weller Volunteer "Girl Friday" to the AFVN OIC 1971-72
James E. "Gene" Wentz LCDR, USN Deputy Network OIC / News OIC, Saigon 1968-69 Photos
James E. "Gene" Wentz (As above) The story of his tour with AFVN.
James D. "Jim" White MSG, USA Admin NCO, Saigon 1970-71 The story of his tour with AFVN.
James D. "Jim" White (As above) Attending a Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Camp Zama, Japan
on May 12, 2015.
James D. "Jim" White (As above) AFVN Detachment Inspection Tour, October 1970
messages between Billy and Jim White at the time Billy submitted his photos.
Steve Wiltsie 1LT, USA OIC, Quang Tri / Saigon (70-71) Home videos of Quang Tri, Da Nang and Saigon
Steve Wiltsie (As above) National Holiday flag display
Dennis also took a trip to Vietnam with some fellow SeaBees in March 2015.
Marc Yablonka SP5, USA Hon Tre 1970
Robert W. Young SSgt, USAF, News, Tuy Hoa / Hon Tre / Saigon 1969-71