Remembering AFVN Detachment 5, Hue

February 2016

    From:  Ken Gilder

   Dated:  February 6, 2016

Subject:  Remembering Detachment 5, Hue

I knew John Anderson personally.   He was my NCOIC at AFKN-Radio Gypsy, at Camp Kaiser, Korea.   Good man.   Died too young.
Ken

    From:  John Lehman

   Dated:  February 7, 2016

Subject:  Remembering Detachment 5, Hue

I was John Anderson’s Escort Officer during Operation Homecoming at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX….A good man and a very good friend.
SFC Jay Lehman

    From:  Bob Morecook

     Date:  February 6, 2016

Subject:  Remember Detachment 5, AFVN

Remembering Det 5 -- today in history -- 1968 --
Detachment 5 AFVN Hue was overun. 
After a fierce firefight AFVN'ers - both military and civilians -- died.
Others were taken prisoner and held till the end of the war.
It's a good day to remember these fine people.
Best wishes,

Bob M


AFVN Group Conversations

    From:  Bob Nelson

   Dated:  February 6, 2016

Subject:  Remembering Detachment 5, Hue

Thanks for the memories Bob... I was on the staff at Dinfos (your former home) and Lt D's (OIC) wife worked in the Front office pregnant with twins.  Talk about not knowing how to start  a conversation.
Bob
Honor the Warrior.. Not the War


    From:  Bob Nelson

   Dated:  February 7, 2016

Subject:  Remembering Detachment 5, Hue

Agree Ken...met and had several talks with John.  He was never happy to talk about he war and his status.
Bob
Honor the Warrior.. Not the War