N to T
A good discussion about the change from "Armed" to "American" in AFVN as well as
a good example of how disparate things can end up under the same subject.
The Fleet Speaks, the Admirals Listen
Book about Prisoners of War in North Vietnam
March - June 2015
Discussion about sending AFVN items, etc. to this museum.
Newscasters, Why do They All Talk the Same?
The Man Could've Saved Vietnam but the U.S. OK'ed his Asssination.
An Icnic Photo from the Vietnam War
The "joys" of night landings on an aircraft carrier.
This conversation started out talking about Norman Schwarzkopf but quickly turned into a
discussion of Dan Rather as well. There are also a couple of messages on Joe Fried.
See the two of them in their 1993 Documentary on "Returning to Vietnam." Click Here.
Officers on the Air and Closing Detachments
(Looking for a Western Singer who was on AFVN)
Story of a heroic riverboat patrol.
[Received from John Kafka on October 31, 2016.]
Many of our military aircraft are getting rather long in the tooth.
A short discussion about everyone participating in AFVN@Yahoogroups.com
I have prepared this page primarily as a way to show everyone the kind of questions I sometimes have to field.
Hope that I am not making too many errors. Jim White, Webmaster
Past Memories--Good and Bad
August 2012 & July 2015
For some reason these items are from a series of messages titled "Old Radio Terms"
Some ideas for preserving old audio tapes.
Where were you and what were you doing on November 22, 1963?
Comments on a Vietnam magazine article on Project Jenny by Rick Fredericksen.
August & September 2015
Presenting the flag at military funerals.
How PTSD became a problem far beyond the battlefield.
Were videotape machines available in Vietnam?
The Rex Hotel is where AFVN (AFRS) got it start in August 1962.
Robin Williams, the star of the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam"
died of his own hand on August 11, 2014. His death was not only a shock
to every American as well as many others throughout the world, it was a
even greater shock to those of us who had served with AFVN in Vietnam.
With DINFOS from 1963 through 1996
Rambling memories of Lyle David, including locals going to the toilet along the side of the road, JATO Takeoffs,
and steep landings. it also includes comments by AFVN members about the veracity of David's story.
Saigon Radio Station during TET '68
Also some comments on using Skype and weapons qualification.
Problems of the Handling of the Vietnam War and
Vietnamese Opinions following the Defeat of South Vietnam
Various abbreviations useful when the situation isn't normal.
May & June 2014
Started with a newspaper article on graffitti found on an old troup ship.
October and November 2014
A number of AFVNers tell their stories of how they got into broadcasting.
More stories in "Broadcasting: Untold Chaos"by Rick Fredericksen
Steinbeck, John E. III "Dispatches from Vietnam"
[Part of this conversation is not all that intellectual, but, what the heck, we're military.]
May 2013 & July 2014
The problem of people posing as "heroic veterans."
Some people don't realize that Thailand participated with the US in the Vietnam War
September & October 2015
--The Lack of a Welcome upon Returning Home--