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Phillip Smith

Posted by on September 23, 2015

Hello Guy,   Please add me as user  PFSMITH

I am Philip Fred Smith.  I was an AXAN and AX3 in VP-40 from about June 1966 to Nov or December 67.  I made part of the 66 deployment – joined at Sangley in 66 and all of the 67 deployment. I made AX2 and Transferred to HS-10 not long before the end at NORIS.
I made the deployment to Cam Ranh in 66 to Salisbury Sound and in 67 to Currituck.  Flew out of NAF Cam Ranh on night of 11 April 67. No seats just a pile of cargo nets on the deck.  Was looking for some record of that too but no luck.
Am in process of VA AO IHD claim.  I submitted my orders and Travel Claim for the Currituck trip. Along with statement that I went ashore (The VA asked me for that).
I have nothing on the 66 trip.
Last night I located the Currituck Deck Logs for March and April on the National Archive site and downloaded them. they are listed by month and are quite large pdf files (100mb). No mention of boats or people going to shore. just ship arriving 19 March 67 and anchored, daily flight ops by A/C and Pilot – then Ship Departure on 12 April for Hong Kong.
I uploaded pertinent pages to Ebenefits.  I can email those to you if you like. It’s about 1.5MB.
Not sure but I think they have accepted my Vietnam Service – says no longer needed on my AO Blue water statement request.
I will keep you posted.
Oh, I live in Olongapo. retired Civil Service in 03. I was with NAESU / NATEC for 18 yrs as S3 and SH-60 Avionics rep at NORIS, CUBI and ATSUGI.
Haven’t been back to Sangley since 67
Please add me as user  PFSMITH
Thanks,
Philip Smith

One Response to Phillip Smith

  1. Mike Kane

    Hello Phil I was a.membe rvp 40 from 64 to 68. I also was in CAM RHAN BAY A NUMBER OF TIMES 65 66 67, REMEMBER WWATCHING LAST TAKE OFF OF OUR AIRCRAFT FROM VIET NAM WITH CDR HUGH LONGINO. AT THE CONTROLS VERY SHORTLY THERE AFTER US SUPPORT PERSONAL WHERE TRANSPORTED TO THE AIRBASE TARMAC AWAITING TRANSPORT WE MORE THAN LIKELY WHERE ON THE SAME AIR CRAFT. I BELIEVE IT WAS A MARINE CORP RESERVE C130 I ALSO SEEN DUTY ON THE SALISBURY SOUND AV13. I BELIEVE IT WAS THE CUTTITUCK AV7 THAT WEIGHED ANCHORED LEFT. CHAM RHAN BAY AND PARTICIPATED IN AN OFF SHORE BOMBARDMENT. OF ENEMY TARGETS. WE WHERE ALL IN PASSAGE WAYS NO MOVEMENT AROUND THE SHIP DURING FIRING IT LASTED ABOUT 45 MINS I KNOW THE NOISE OF GUNS AND ROCKING OF THE SHIP PUT MOST OF US TOO SLEEP LOLAI ALSO HAVE SUBMITTED A CLAIM. FOR DIABETES 2. AND. ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE. I JUST HAD SECOND HEART ATTACK. APRIL 2015. I NOW HAVE A PACEMAKER MYmikekaneHEART HAS. INJECTION FRACTION. OF 30 TESTED. AND DOCUMENTED AT THE MANHATTAN VIA. HOSPITAL. HERE. IN. NYC WHERE I LIVE. I HAD. MY. C. AND. P EXAM. A MONTH AGO AT THE VA
    I. LIKE. YOU AM WAITING FOR APPROVAL. IF. I GET A SUBSTANSIAL. PERCENTAGE I WILL BE RELOCATING. TOO PHILLIPINES. I AM A FREQUENT VISITOR JUST LOVE BEING THERE I AM RETURNING IN A FEW. WEEKS. DEC 1ST 2015 STAYING 2 MONTHS OR FOREEVER. I AM DIVORCED AND SEE REASON TOO STAY IN NYC. WELL I WISH YOU LUCK WITH YOUR CLAIM AND IF YOU GET THIS MESSAGE PLEASE CONTACT ME MAYBE WE CAN SPEND SOME TIME IN OLONGAPOL. I WILL BE STAYING. IN. CAVITE PROVINCE GENERALTRIAS. I. RENTED. A VERY. NICE HOME for my stay I hope you get this message. I was a former AK3. IN FORTY I WAS ON JUST ABOUT EVERY FLY AWAY THEY MADE FROM. SANGLEY POINT FROM. IWAKUNI, ATSUKI,,BUCKNER. BAY. OKINOWA KOSUMI THAILAND. CON SON ISLSND. DANANG HARBOR. HONG KONG AND. OF COURSE CAM RHAN BAY
    AND THEY TELL US WE WHERE NOT IN VIET NAM IAMPRAYING NOW THAT OUR TENDERS ARE RECOGNIZED. AS BROWN WATER SHIPS WE CAN GET COMPENSATED EQUALLYAS OTHERS HAVE IM. COMING. ON DEC 1ST I AM A VERY PEACEFUL. IINDIVIDUAL NOW AND ENJOY THE PEOPLE. OF THE WONDERFUL. PI. I. RETIRED. FROM. NAVY RESERVE. AS. A CE1. SSEABEDSO I HAVE. TRICARE FOR LIFE I KNOW. IT WAS. A MESS IMPLEMENTING. THE PROGRAM IN. PI. HOPE. NOW ITS BETTER
    IM. A. RETIRED CONSTRUCTION. ELECTRICIAN . HAVE NO PHONE NUMBER YET. IN PHIL BUT. I AM. ON FACEBOOK MIKE KANE. QUEENS. NYC

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