The following is a selection of the contacts received by the Webmaster.
May 5, 2019 through .....

    From:  Jim White
   Dated:  October 11, 2019
Subject:  Nice Page

George, Thanks for the compliment.  In return, I like yours a little more  than I like my own. May I put a link to it on my site under "Related to Vietnam"?

Jim W


    From:  Jim White
   Dated:  October 11, 2019
Subject:  Information

John, 
Thanks for contacting me.  I have who is probably you on the AFVN Roster as "Howard, Jack  CPT, USA  OIC Pleiku (71-72)"  Most likely, as with many other entries on the roster, that information might have come from someone's slightly faulty memory.  I have already made the corrections:  https://www.afvnvets.net/roster-h.html AND https://www.afvnvets.net/roster-oic-ncoic-lists.html 
If you haven't done so already, please go to the AFVNVETS.NET Home page and go down to the "Interested in the..." and "Click Here" so you send a message to Bob Morecook in order to sign up with the AFVN Yahoo Group. 
I am in the process of making a "rotated roster" showing AFVN members by year + location but it isn't are enough long to be of use. 
Now, to your question about contacting others who were at Pleiku with you.  It may be easier to do when the above "rotated roster" is completed, but for now the best you can do is go through the AFVN Roster and look for anyone whose name you remember.  If you find someone, give me his name and I'll see if I have an email address for him.   Otherwise, after joining the AFVN Yahoo Group, send out a message titled "Looking for those at Pleiku in 1970-1971." 
Finally, do you have any photos or stories you would like to share?  If so, send them to me as email attachments and I'll make a "Photos and Stories" page for you. 
Best wishes, 
Jim

    From:  George Jarrett
   Dated:  October 9, 2019
Subject:  Nice Page

B 2/32 FA, II FF, Tay Ninh -- Feb 68-Sept 69 RTAVF - Bear Cat, Team 87 - Xuan Loc, HQ MR III - Ben Hoa, MACV J3 -- 71-72 Check out


    From:  Louanne and Aya
   Dated:  November 5, 2019
Subject:  Question for AFVN

Hi, 
I hope I'm not a bother. Figured I'd send some positive feedback to everyone at AFVN!  Your resource page, http://www.afvnvets.us/rel-vn-u-u-444.html , has been super helpful to a young lady I mentor.  All of my kids have been doing some volunteer work at our local vet center.  Ava in particular is in charge of putting together some helpful information for veterans.  Ava did a wonderful job with her research.  She actually found your page to be helpful while gathering information.  She wanted to thank you for that! 
To say thanks, Ava asked me to forward you another resources she found, https://sleepopolis.com/education/ptsd-and-sleep/ . It's all about PTSD and sleep.  Her uncle Jamie has some issues with sleeping post service, so she wanted to be sure to include it in her information. Since she enjoyed this article so much, she was thinking you might like to add it too 
Either way, Ava wanted to say thanks (so much that she asked me to reach out -- she doesn't quite have an email yet).  If you end up adding the resource she found, please let me know.  It would mean a lot to her! 
Thanks again for the helpful info and for your service,

Louanne and Ava 


    From:  Jim Wade
   Dated:  October 8, 2019
Subject:  Thank You

Loved the College Scoreboard every Saturday by Dave Kiebler. Great what AFRV did for our morale


    From:  Jim White
   Dated:  October 8, 2019
Subject:  Thank You

Jim, Thanks for your kind words.  Helping the troops keep up their morale was our goal. I think that Dave Kiebler broadcast from AFRTS in Los Angeles.  A number of similar programs were received and rebroadcast by AFVN. I also appreciate your taking the time to write.

Jim W


​​​    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  September 18, 2019

Subject:  Command Military Touring Shows

Dear Richard,
You wrote the following on May 27th, 2018
"I was part of a military touring show 25 July 1968 thru 20 August 1968. We went under the name: Cumberland Trio. Our mission was to travel to the places no one else could go because we were military (air force). Played 3-4 performances per day and did radio and tv interviews. Cannot find anything related to this in any archives. Can you help?"
I apologize for "losing it among my many messages" and never replying.  I just rediscovered it today and realized that it has been only in the last month that I have learned something that is pertinent to your posting.
AFVN had a reunion in Minneapolis from August 29th to September 1st, 2019.  One of those who attended was Rick Holen who had been with the Command Military Touring Shows program in 1969.  He has recently produced a very good documentary about the CMTS program and perhaps can give you a hand.  His email address is <rickholen@yahoo.com> .

Best wishes,
Jim White

MSG, USA

Admin NCO, AFVN, 1970-71

Webmaster, AFVNVETS.net

​​    From:  Richard A. McLaughlin

   Dated:  May 5, 2018

Subject:  Command Military Touring Shows

I was part of a military touring show 25 July 1968 thru 20 August 1968.  We went under the name: Cumberland Trio.  Our mission was to travel to the places no one else could go because we were military (air force).  Played 3-4 performances per day and did radio and TV interviews.  Cannot find anything related to this in any archives.  Can you help?


    From:  Jack (John) Howard
   Dated:  October 12, 2019
Subject:  Information

Thanks for the reply Jim.  Your records are more accurate than my memory.  I was in Pleiku from March 71 to February of 72.  I went through today all my old 35mm slides I took in Pleiku, picked out the best ones and am going to have them converted to digital format.  I would appreciate any contact information on the following people.

Dave Dean

Lindsey Conrad

Robert, "Bob" Martin

Bob Lewis

Jeff Young

CJ McMurray

Woody Paige 
So sorry to see many have passed especially my bosses Maj. Lamonica and LTC Souville. 
Thanks, and thanks for giving all of us AFVN ers a chance to communicate.  I was in my home office the other day and saw my military Australian bush hat with the original blue AFVN shield on the side. 
Jack​​

    From:  Jim White
   Dated:  November 5, 2019
Subject:  Question for AFVN



    From:  Jim White
   Dated:  October 12, 2019
Subject:  Information

John / Jack, 
I re-corrected the correction. 
When you send me the digitized slides, please give them unique names.  Ideally these names would start with "001," "002," etc.  Also give me an idea of what and who, etc.  For example "001-Det3Overview,", etc.  For those that require more information, make a Word or  WordPad file keyed to the titles.  I know this might seem like a lot of work, but the alternative would be for me to make wild guess as to order and content.  And, please believe me, I am a very poor "wild guesser."   Anything from a dozen to a 100 slides would be welcome. 
After you get that done, thing about a story or two (or more) from your time in Vietnam.  Please send  them in MS word format if possible. 
Then when you get that done, please begin to think about adding a bio to the MACOI site.  Send your draft to Joe and Chu Green at  macoi.vn@gmail.com  Click on any blue BIO button on an AFVN roster page to see what others have done.  Tell me when you do this do I can add a link after your name. 
Aren't you just happy to get something to do in retirement??  The AFVN website is my "retirement job." 
Jim W


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   From:  Richard A. McLaughlin
   Dated:  May 5, 2018
Subject:  Command Military Touring Shows

Super.  Thank You very much for the insight.  I WILL check.


    From:  John O. Howard Jr.
   Dated:  October 11, 2019
Subject:  Information

I was commanding officer at Detachment 3 for AFVN Pleiku, Vietnam. I did not rotate and stayed there for 11 months from March 1970 to February 1971. I was a Captain in the Army in the signal corps. Wondering how I would get ahold of the soldiers who served in AFVN Pleiku during my time there?


​​    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  May 5, 2018

Subject:  Command Military Touring Shows

No one ever came to the Delta to entertain us.
Apparently nights when flares were blossoming overhead while green and orange tracers made patchwork designs against a black sky was what the military felt was sufficient entertainment.  It was pretty, but the soundtrack of booms and bangs wasn’t even as entertaining as Brother Beer’s occasional Mass:  (rapping his knuckles on the bar to announce his arrival, then making the sign of the cross) “Spectacles, testicals Testament, vestment.  I’m ready.  That beer’s on me, but save some for communion!  Let’s sing Shall We Gather at the River.”