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Need help trying to find anyone who knew Larry E. Voss who was with the 374th Field Maintenance SQ PACAF. He was a Air Frame Repairman who patched bullet holes on the C130 and F102s in Tan Son Nhut for approximately 29 days in the summer of 1969. It is not on his DD214 and he received all his records and there is nothing on them. He has been battling with this for about 10 years now and needs help. He has severe diabetes among other health issues. If you need more information or can give any help please let me know.
Thank you for your help, and your service.
I'm trying to help a retired C-130 Crew Chief prove boots on the ground. He was based at CCK and did rotations to TSN with his plane, I have reached out to my Congressman, Steve Womack, to see if we can get a short cut to getting credit for Vietnam service. I was able to supply the Air Force documentation and photos that proved my service. I was lucky to have all my old travel vouchers. They sent me a letter acknowledging my Vietnam service. Most people are not as lucky. I am trying to quantify the number of C-130 squadrons that were based off shore. I was at CCK and we had three. I can't remember where the "A" and "B" models were PCS or where they based in Vietnam. Also for the line MX and Crew Chiefs how often they rotated in and out of country. I am doing a write up to include in my letter the nuts and bolts of how we ran our trash hauler operations. I am trying to get his support and a short cut we can use to streamline this process. I realize the gunships had similar a similar set up.
Any input would be appreciated as I think we lost around 55 C-130s and for the most part none of them were PCS Vietnam....Steve Womack is a retired Army Col. He has jumped a C-130 so he will have a good knowledge of what we did.
A few weeks ago I began writing down my experiences flying C-130's in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. FYI, they are now at a new web URL:
The old URL's still work, but to minimize confusion I've edited my posts here to reflect the new name. More stories will follow. Enjoy.
P.S. Thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear your experiences too! :)
"Note to self: 5' tail-to-nose clearance is too much. If you really need a buddy start to work on the first try, pull in tight so the nose of your airplane is 5' UNDER the tail."
For the rest see http://http://vietnamairlift.com/windmilltaxi.html