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Bud Parker wrote: December 2, 2016 9:17 am
I was a Huey door gunner in C Troop (Air) 16th Cavalry in Vietnam during 1972-1973. Army aircraft had a navigation radio called the ADF, or Automatic Direction Finder. It was used to navigate to Non Directional Beacon radio stations which were usually located at airfields as navigational aids. When you tuned in to a NDB you could hear a three letter Morse Code identifier to positively identify the station. The bandwidth of this ADF navaid radio also encompassed the AM radio spectrum. Rather than hearing the Navaid identifier, you would hear the broadcast of the commercial radio station. In the case of Vietnam, this was always AFVN. As we would fly enroute to combat missions we almost always had the ADF Radio tuned to AFVN so we could listen to the music, rather than the 3 letter identifier. I can still hear the DJ’s banter and the late 60’s and early 70’s Rock & Roll music in my flight helmet.
Webmaster wrote: December 2, 2016 15:40 pm
Here's an interesting message from a former listener.
Rick Fredericksen wrote: December 2, 2016 10:40 pm
Very few radio stations get fan letters like this! I love it.
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Harry M Belyea Jr wrote: September 11th, 2013 9:44 am
In Vietnam, Oct/65 to Oct/66. SSGE6 Assigned to HQ MACV, AG Personnel Branch, duty station: Saigon. Same compound as SOG Unit, Reenlistment coordinators ofc, across alleyway from MI Detachment and MP Company.
L.R. (Frank) Rogers wrote: May 17, 2017 17:39 pm
I’ve seen lists of people in entertainment who served in the military - most of them in WW2 - but there are quite a few who were not so-called “big stars.”
I spent some time watching all the “Newhart” TV series and checked out Tom Poston, whom I had never seen mentioned, so didn’t know he served, although he would have been of the are for WW2. He rose to Captain in the Army Air Corps, dropping troops on Normandy and piloted C-47 in every major drop of the European theatre, in the 8th and 13 Air Force, earning at least three air medals.
We may not have been Oscar awardees but the AFVN and MACV rosters will be one way for us to be remembered.
Jim Yerkes: September 22nd, 2014 1:54 pm
First off thank you, Robert Morecock for letting me join this fine group. I myself was an AFVN "wanna be." I was very lucky to have been stationed in Saigon and had the chance to meet Gary W. Gears sometime in 1968, I was in Nam from Jan 68- to Jan 69. It was amazing 1 year after Ieft Viet Nam I heard Gary on either WLS, or WCFL in Chicago where my wife is from. In addiiton got to meet Scott Manning at that time. SFC Clem Shamus was the NOIC as I recall. Being from Philly it was great to hear Don L. Brink AKA Scotty Brink who is now in Edmund, OK and has his own facebook page. As I recall he went from KHJ in LA to be drafted into the Army (Brink) talk about a chage in lifestyle!! Again thank you letting letting me join this grouo.
Jim Yerkes, El Dorado Hills, CA
[NB: The above was taken from Facebook but is "Guest Book" comment in nature. Webmaster]
Robin Troutman wrote: May 8, 2018 09:33 am
My father was an American Hero and served his country for 25 years he then devoted himself in the FAA for another 32. My father passed away April 7th 2018. I want to thank you for keeping the recognition for Project Jenny alive. My prayers go out to all that have served and those serving now. Thank you for all you do. I am a proud daughter, born on the Pax River Naval Air Base in 1962. Sincerely,
Robin Kerns Troutman
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Paul A. Caimano wrote: August 21st, 2013 4:50 am
Great web site but people are missing. I was an ETN 3 and was a member of the last Da Nang [Project Jenny] crew. I flew on 627, 641, 555, and 444. Served on WESTPAC crew from 02/70 to 09/70.
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Bob wrote: April 2nd, 2014 11:23 am
We did some TV shows at the AFVN radio & Tv Station , top of Monkey Mountain in Da Nang summer 1968. We were in USMC out of Marble Mt MAG-16 and had a rock band called the "Extremes".we .played on and off base on our off time. We played at Army, Air Force bases and some remote sites and even on the USS Enterprise . I have some photos of the guy who did our production and was a DJ at the station.
John Simmons wrote: October 18th, 2013 7:35 am
Stumbled upon website and was inundated with memories of Monkey Mountain and AFVN. Did radio, mornings, from July-Oct '69. Recall sitting on deck outside lounge area eating hamburgers and watching rocket attacks in distance. Surreal....
[John Simmons, USA, was at Da Nang in 1969.]
Tom Hoban wrote: July 31, 2018 1:36 PM
I was not assigned to AFVN but I was assigned to AFN-TV Berlin Germany from January 1975 to April 1976. You guys have a great archive of stories and photos that bring back a lot of memories as we used a lot of the same equipment shown in many of the photos. I wish us AFN Europe vets had an archive like this. I worked with Billy Williams when I was assigned to WFG-TV at Fort
Gordon '73 to '74. He was AFVN in '71 '72. Still keep in contact with him. Thanks for your service and thanks for your work on the AFVN site!
Don Dennis wrote: October 19th, 2013 4:18 pm
Was in country 67-68, Australian Army Aviation. Nui Dat. We always listened to you guys...and the melody lingers even to this day. Thanks for a great job and thanks for the memories.
Jim McCarthy wrote: November 29, 2014 4:49 pm
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, 1972-73.
[NB: The ringtone was sent as requested and the problems with that page have been corrected. Webmaster]
Dennis Bourn wrote: November 19th, 2013 11:45 pm
3 tours to Vietnam flying on the Blue Eagles from 1966 to 1968. Check out Blue Eagles of Vietnam on Facebook to get in touch with former shipmates.
Tuấn Nguyễn wrote: April 9, 2016 9:59 pm
I am a born after 1975, but the old days my parents ever seen AFVN No. 11 & No. 7 station, really good programs, news reports around 4 authentic combat tactics throughout Southern region now get this site, looking forward to the attention of doctors to help give me some material about AFVN, thanks!
Webmaster wrote: April 14, 2016 4:30 pm
Thank you very much for contacting us. I think that perhaps you are the first Vietnamese in Vietnam to ever contact our group. All of us were once either with AFVN or have an interest in AFVN for any number of reasons.
You did not say where you lived, but Channel 11 was used by the Saigon Main Station as well as by almost all of the detachments. Channel 7 might have been the civilian TV station.
I don't know how much more information will be possible for any of us to give you. Everything we have in the way of stories, photos, and other things are already available on AFVNVETS.net.
Jim W, Webmaster, AFVNVets.net