From:  Jim White, Webmaster

   Dated:  June 30, 2014

Subject:  Ring Tones

Attached as MP3 files.

Jim W


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  May 21, 2015

Subject:  Audio Tapes

Dear Anthony,
Thank you very much for contacting me about your father's audio tapes.  He was a Master Sergeant at the time he was with AFVN, Saigon in 1966 to 1968 and became somewhat of a legend, admired and respected by many of the others with AFVN at the time.  .
I don't know if you have read them yet or not, but there are a number of reminisces and stories about your father, affectionately nicknamed "Dirty Dan," on the following AFVNVets.net pages:
https://www.afvnvets.net/conv--msgt-doherty.html https://www.afvnvets.us/conv-adminsgt.html
I, for one, and I'm sure that many of the others who were with AFVN over the years would love to have access to those tapes.  If you and your sister could either donate or loan them to the AFVN Group, I am sure I could find someone who could convert them to DVD format and then post them on Youtube.  I apologize for not including "sell them" but we are a strictly volunteer group without a budget of any kind.
Respectfully yours,
Jim W


NB: See Conversations - Dan Doherty for the continuation to these messages.  Webmaster


    From:  Phil Davies

   Dated:  August 15, 2014

Subject:  Wong Info On Site

Hello I'm Phil Davies, and would like to give you correct information about me , which effects Robert Kohtz.   I was the morning man on AFVN from Mid August 1970 to Jan 20, 1971.  You have Robert Kohtz ( friend of mine) in his BIO as doing same thing from July to December.   SP Kohtz was the Program Director at AFVN and walking the halls of AFVN, Saigon, doing Admin. duties.  I was the on air-morning man, from above dates.  Please feel free to contact me for more info, or if you would like me to send you my resume. I  was in radio for 45 plus years, from the age of 14.  I was awarded my 71R20 MOS, because of prior radio experience, before joining  U.S. Army.  Lets please correct this.  

Sincerley.

P. Davies


    From:  Doug Jennings

   Dated:  September 29, 2015

Subject:  Detachment #5 Video

Jim, Accidentally ran across this video of Det 5 on a US Army site.  Did not see its link on the Video Archives page, or I might have just missed it.  Might be of some interest?  https://archive.org/details/AFVNRadioAndTelevisionStationApril081970


NB:  Added on the Quang Tri page. 

    From:  Roger Dodger Dimick

   Dated:  August 3, 2014

Subject:  AFVNVETS.NET  Contact: Form Submission

Jim, thanks.
Rank:  SSgt, 31st USAF Dispensary, Tuy Hoa AB....that was my full time job.
I was there from Aug '68 until 31 Jul '69.
I arrived home 45 years ago tomorrow.  This is another celebratory mile marker in my life.
Roger


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  January 3, 2015

Subject:  1975 White Christmas

I'm sending this oiut for coments:

I just wonder if perhaps the op-plan that Don McMahon is talking a ouit and the evaucation plan that the Military Attache's Ofice in Saigon prepared might not have been two different plans:

Jim White

Don, 

I'm sending this out to everyone on the AFVN@yahoogroups.com for comment.  I do not believe that you are lying or have any reason to do so.  But what you say below is so different from everything I have heard so far that I really believe you are talking about a different plan and I want to get some feedback from others others.  Also, I wonder if you have read the items in Section 15 of the AFVNVets.net History page.  ( http://www.afvnvets.net/afvn-history.html )  In particular, the narration by Chuck Neil at 16-2.  He was in charge of the American Radio Service which continued broadcasting in the Saigon area after the U.S. Forces moved out in early 1973 until the Fall of Saigon in 1975.


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 5, 2014

Subject:  AFVNVETS.NET Contact: Form Submission

Ken,
Very good question--particularly when I don't have that problem on my computer.  Try going directly to this URL
http://www.afvnvets.net/afvn-re-14-10.html
Let me know what happens.  You can write me directly at Webmaster@AFVNVets.net
Jim


    From:  Paul Caimano

   Dated:  February 11, 2015

Subject:  VXN-8 Blue Eagles, Da Nang Dirty Birds

I was with the Dirty Birds in 1970.  Was an ETN-3.  Missing a few other names also.


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 16, 2014

Subject:  AFVNVETS.net Corrections

Phil,
You were just a little persistent when you sent me four messages in two days.  I might have answered more quickly but I was in the midst of getting something up on Robin Williams following his death on the 11th.  Just a case of bad timing.  On the other hand, your persistence in trying four times to get me by phone paid off.  As I told you, I was already on Skype talking with the website Help Desk.  And, if I lost that connection there would been no way to get the same person back.  Therefore I ignored your first two tries.  When you tried the third time I decided that perhaps I could stay on line with the Help Desk using my desktop computer and still answer you by using my notebook computer which just happened to be running at the time--normally I don't run two computers at once.  However, I forgot that for it I needed to plug the mic into a USB port so you couldn't hear me.  The fourth time I was ready for you.
Either way, I have made the following corrections: Your name in the roster http://www.afvnvets.net/roster-d.html  I made you an SP5.  If that is incorrect, please let me know.  Added you to the list of Dawnbuster DJs.  Go to http://www.afvnvets.net/conv--goodmorning.html and scroll to the bottom.  Added you to the Photos & Stories section  http://www.afvnvets.us/pho-sto---p_davies.html  I amalgamated and rewrote you messages greatly because you repeated the same information several times.
Further corrections are possible.  However, as I told you yesterday, the bio data is controlled by Mason (not Tom, sorry) and Chu Green at macoi.vn@gmail.com .  As far as incorrect information on either the MACOI site or the AFVN site is concerned, I am sure that there is plenty of it.  Your name might have been put on original roster simply because someone said, "You know, there was this guy Phil Davies, who was in the Broadcasting section."
You are only about a day's drive away.  Can you come to the AFVN reunion in October?
Best wishes,
Jim
PS:  It ain't just "your history" that I am working on--it is "our history."

    From:  Phil Davies

   Dated:  August 14, 2014

Subject:  My info while at AFVN

I was the morning guy on AFVN's Dawnbuster Mid August 1970 to mid Jan. 1971.  Bob Kohtz was the PD of AFVN at that time, which you have wrong on his site.  I just called him in San Jose,he doesn't know how you got that info or how it got wrong. 

Please contact me anytime to clear this up.  Heck, its my past!!

thnx

Phil Davies


    From:  Phil Davies

   Dated:  August 14, 2014

Subject:  Correct info on me at AFVN

I did the Dawnbuster from August 1970 to Jan. 1971, and credit covers on CH.11, AFVN-TV Saigon when I got off the morning show.  You just list me as production.  I did weekends for network for a few months before, I started the Dawnbuster.

P.S. I hated production, always did, I am 63 now, did 45yrs in radio, from the age 14. P.D., mornings and C. Engineer.. after getting back to the world...

Phil Davies

    From:  Robert Dimick

   Dated:  July 31, 2014

Subject:  Tuy Hoa AB

I worked "part time" at AFVN Channel 11 doing the 10pm news on a standby basis. I was not assigned to AFVN. Do you have any current info on MSgt Howard Fuller, SP5 Robert Samuels, Sp Carl Stock, or Barry Garman? 


    From:  Dianne Cameron

   Dated:  October 11, 2014

Subject:  Vietnam 1967 Interveiw w/ John Steinbeck IV

I'm looking for an interview from 1967 when John Steinbeck IV interviewed my all-girl rock & roll band called The Pretty Kittens. The interview was held in a studio-maybe in Saigon.  It's too long ago to remember.

Thanks for any help..............Dianne

    From:  Richard Harvey

   Dated:  September 13, 2015

Subject:  Radio Program for Veterans Day

Hi, I am working on a re-creation of AFVN radio which includes original programs with the music un-scoped.  We would like to interview someone who was part of AFVN.  Can you put us in touch with someone or maybe you would like to be interviewed.  I am working with a Vietnam Vet but he doesn't know anyone.

Rich Harvey WRSU - FM Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ


    From:  Ken Guilder

   Dated:  July 5, 2014

Subject:  The Rumors of My Death...

....are somewhat exaggerated.  I noticed my name in the "Taps" section, but I wish to assure you that I am very much alive, and looking forward to attending the AFVN reunion in San Diego in October.

NB:  The correction was made.   Webmaster


    From:  Anthony K. Doherty

   Dated:  May 21, 2015

Subject:  Dirty Dan Doherty, USMC, Retired - My Dad

(It., Doesn't . Matter .!. What They Say As long as they Are Talking About You ...!. )  My little sister has all his old reel to reels from 1960 g bank [sic: going back?] to japan

    From:  Doug Jennings

   Dated:  September 29, 2015

Subject:  Detachment #5 Video

Jim, Accidentally ran across this video of Det 5 on a US Army site.  Did not see its link on the Video Archives page, or I might have just missed it.  Might be of some interest???? https://archive.org/details/AFVNRadioAndTelevisionStationApril081970


NB:  Added on the Quang Tri page. 

    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  August 2, 2014

Subject:  AFVNVETS.NET  Contact: Form Submission

Roger,
Thanks for the contact.  I have sent Bob Morecook a copy of this message so he can add you to our AFVN@Yahoogroups.com list.
I've already added you to that AFVN Roster but would like a little more information if possible. What was your rank when working with AFVN? What years did you work with AFVN?
I know nothing about them, but Fuller, Samuels, Stock and Garman (spelled Garmon on the roster) are all on the AFVN Roster

( http://www.afvnvets.net/afvn-roster.html ) but I don't know if any of them are monitoring the site or are on members of AFVN@Yahoogroups.com.  I would suggest you send a message to everyone on the group and ask if they know anything.
Best wishes, and again, welcome,
Jim


    From:  Bob Morecook

   Dated:  August 2, 2014

Subject:  FOR ROGER DIMICK AFVNVETS.NET  Contact: Form Submission

Dear Roger,

I sent you an ELECTRONIC INVITATION to join the AFVN email group. You need to respond affirmatively to actually join.

Welcome home, Roger

Bob Morecook

Saigon 72/3


    From:  Phil Davies

   Dated:  August 17, 2014

Subject:  SP Kohtz

Hi, thanx for all your help!!!  Sp. Kohtz was the Program Director, not production director.  Other things are fine.

Stay Well.  PD

    From:  Paul Kasper

   Dated:  June 30, 2014

Subject:  Ring Tones

When you have the time, could you please send me the 6 ringtones.

Thanks,

    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  November 29, 2014

Subject:  Ringtone

Ring Tone #1 (Cramer Hass, short) is attached to this message.  Let me know if you have any problems.  Also thanks for pointing out the fact that some of the instructions were missing.  I'll get that problem corrected within the next few days.

    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  October 11, 2014

Subject:  AFVNVETS.net Contact: Form Submission

Received this earlier today.  I can't help.  Can anyone else?   If you write Dianne, please give me a cc.

Thanks,

Jim W

    From:  Don McMahon

   Dated:  January 1, 2015

Subject:  1975 White Christmas

In 75 I was on board USS Okinawa LPH-3. During the evacuation, White Christmas was never in the op-plan that was put together for the entire operation.  I was on the flag ship working in CIC putting it together prior to for 6-9 months.  Just trust me.  I'm not sure about the declassification of classified material.

Sincerely ,

Don McMahon

    From:  Ken Gilder

   Dated:  August 5, 2014

Subject:  Reunion

Why is every page about the 2014 reunion "Not Available"?


    From:  Jim McCarthy

   Dated:  November 29, 2014

Subject:  Ringtone

Is it possible to get the #1 ringtone for my iPhone? I didn't see any further instructions and would love to have it. Thanks, be well. Jim McCarthy USAF, RVN 72-73

    From:  Roy C. Squires

   Dated:  June 28, 2015

Subject:  Minor Roster Correction

Squires Sgt, USAF Transmitter (70-71) Squyres Tsgt, USAF Transmitter (70-71)

NB: Corrections made.  Webmaster


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  September 26, 2015

Subject:  Request for Help

I received the following on September 13th.  My apologies in being so slow in forwarding it.
Does anyone want to help Richard?  If so, contact him at RHarvey@alumni.rutgers.edu
Jim W


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  February 11, 2015

Subject:  Missing Names

Paul,
I assume you are referring to the  Blue Eagle Crew List under Project Jenny.  I'll add your name to the list but I can't do anything about any other missing names because I do not have access to the original materials.  I picked up what information I have in the Project Jenny section from the old Geocities AFVN Website (now defunct) and I have no idea where the webmaster for that site got his information.  There is a Blue Eagles Website [ http://www.blueeaglesofvietnam.com/ ] and Jim Hicks [ E-mail: jhicks35@bellsouth.net ] is listed as the webmaster.  You might want to contact him.
Respectfully,
Jim W


    From:  Don McMahon

   Dated:  January 4, 2015

Subject:  1975 White Christmas

Yeah I can understand why you say that, however we all had to be on the same page.  The plan comes from an op-order which is SOP in any deployment.  Let us not forget that when these are implemented all units in the task force ideally have one boss.  This case was ctf-76.  I was in CIC when the Ambassador had called the President on hicom. As I stated before I retired out and lots of things happened not the way people think.  As the ambassador talked I wrote down everything said.  Sure wish I knew for absolutely sure the declassification of this.evacuation.  I know quite a lot of what happened in Cambodia, Vietnam and USNS Mayaqueze(sp).  Thanks for listening.  Maybe one day when the mud clears up we can talk. 

Thank you all AFVN Saigon and AFRTS Guys.  You were our news.

Don McMahon


AFVNVETS.net Contacts -1



    From:  Rich Harvey

   Dated:  September 26, 2015

Subject:  Request for Help

Jim W.,
My e-mail was sent out to the group back on the 16th and I have received responses.  We have made contacts and have scheduled the interviews. Thank you for your help on this.
Once I know what the broadcast times are, I will send that to you. We have a show called "Veteran's Corner" which airs weekly, and we are planning to do one on AFVN.  We are also planning on airing AFVN recordings which I collected from the Web on the morning on Veteran's day.  This will go out to the Central New Jersey area over WRSU-FM, the Rutgers University station and also over the web over the Station's web stream.
Thanks again for your help.
Best regards.
Rich Harvey WRSU-FM


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