From:  Mike Jackson

   Dated:  February 26, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

We had a Collins KWM-2A at Hue in 1971 and would use it communicate with headquarters, among other places.  The VC used to call us on it and make derogatory remarks about our manhood.  I'd talk back to them in my best Percy Dovetonsils voice.  Hope Col. Souville wasn't listening in.
MikeJ

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[NB: Det 5 moved back to Hue until November 1971.]

    From:  Mike Jackson

   Dated:  February 26, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

We had a Collins KWM-2A at Hue in 1971 and would use it communicate with headquarters, among other places.  The VC used to call us on it and make derogatory remarks about our manhood.  I'd talk back to them in my best Percy Dovetonsils voice.  Hope Col. Souville wasn't listening in.
MikeJ

[NB: Det 5 moved back to Hue until November 1971.]

    From:  Ron Turner

   Dated:  February 27, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

Dickie, Yes every function in the Saigon base station used the KWM2 for a multitude of administrative, informational and private purposes. Having said that, the location of the KWM2 (at least between Oct 71 and May 72) was in the Engineer shop (repair, circuit control, etc, etc) the last room on the right walking stright down the hall from the entry door.  The Engineer office was the first door on the right as you entered by the same door. This probably changed after your tour there. Regards,

Ron

    From:  John Thomas

   Dated:  February 27, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

I remember the one in headquarters.  I think it had  a Henry linear on it.  I didn’t get into the main building much--was out in the transmitter building most of the time.
JohnT '71  ETN2


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    From:  James Andrews

   Dated:  March 1, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

As I recall the KWM2 was in the engineering shop, but the amp was a Collins 30L1 shelf unit (500watts).
Jim Andrews 70-71

    From:  Dickie Ellis

   Dated:  February 27, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

Every unit had one....there was one in the engineer's office in Saigon...they used it to help each other solve problems and repairs.  I used it every afternoon  to do a roll call and call the weather and temps from the AP weather wire...up country to be used to set up their local weather maps....
Dickie


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    From:  Steve Wiltsie

   Dated:  February 27, 2015

Subject:  Does Anyone Remember These?

That is probably the one we had at Quang Tri.  I’ve got a little footage of SGT Jim Cannon using it while talking to HQ in early 1971 at Quanag Tri.  It is at about the 3:30? minute mark in my video at www.afvnvets.net  [Click here]
I really don’t remember anyone calling us on it but Saigon.  Maybe you Hue guys were just trouble makers.
Steve Wiltsie
70-71