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  • Robert Tate (Private)
    1 year 3 months ago
    Ray that URL in the previous message don't work. Here is the correct one if yopur interested.
    http:///byupb7m 

    Bob Tate
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 3 months ago
      WELCOME HOME, Bob.  Hey that Link don't work either.  Try it again.

      Sorry but I don't remember your brother-in-law, but then I've forgotten a lot.  Know what I mean?

      Ray
      Ray that URL in the previous message don't work. Here is the correct one if yopur interested.
      http:///byupb7m 

      Bob Tate
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 3 months ago
    Hi Ray, I read your story in Army Voices By TWS. It was very interesting. As a Korean War Veteran, and later as a First Sgt in the AF reserve, I wanted to thank you for your service. I noticed that your branch was the Artillery. Also that you spent a lot of time in Vietnam and at Ft Sill, OK. My brother-in-law was an Artillery Officer in the Green Berets in Vietnam, and retired at Ft Sill, OK, he still lives in Lawton, (Major Donald Hancock I was wondering if you might have run across him sometime, somewhere. If you are interested my TogetherWeServed shadowbox can be seen at the URL below. My squadron (71st Special Operatiopns Squadron) wasw valled to active duty Jul '68 they converted our C-119s to gun ships and served a year inj Vietnam. With 7 Kids scool age or younger I had to take a Hardship Discharge. The hardest thing I ever had to do was let my squadron I was 1st Sgt for 13 years go to Vietnam without me

    http:///byupb7m  

    Robert L (Bob) Tate
  • HARRY MOORE (Private)
    1 year 4 months ago
    HI RAY That's me SP/4 MOORE Thanks for your websites / pictures of VIE,MTNAM /FAMILY /HOME. I love  TENN. my wife an I go to TOWNSEND TENN. Have you heard form any others form HHC 12TH GP . Also welcome home VET. I don't have E-MAIL  I use my wife's  mailto: 
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      1 year 4 months ago
      Harry, here is 3 names and emails. I hope you know them:

      Steve Nagle mailto:

       

      Max Dover mailto:

       

      Wayne Fitzgerald mailto:

       

       Ray
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 4 months ago
        Send me a private email and I can send you a few emails from other 12th CAG men.

        My email is: erayaustin at gmail.com

        Ray
  • HARRY MOORE (Private)
    1 year 5 months ago
    RAY on your profile VIETNAM HHC 12TH COMBAT GP. picture 0062-7 After VIETNAM ship FT. ORD  with CEDEC  .Sent TDY to HUNTER LEGGITT  ML. REV. ETS out Aug.73 At   home joined S.C. NATIONAL GUARD with my brother FERD who served with 199th INF.in 67-68 wounded during TET In same area we were .In guard we were in 1/263 ARMOR  BN.  our unit was activated for DESERT STORM . FERD retired1990 , We lost him 2004 ,I retired 1995 as E7 . Active in VFW and AMERICAN LEGION I sill drive 18wheeler part time.  
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 4 months ago
      Thanks, Harry, for your comment.  Did you locate your picture in any of the photos of the 12th CAG?  Tell me more, maybe I'll remember you.  I was in the COMMO Section with HHC 12th CAG from Jan 1971-Jan 1972.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 6 months ago
    HARRY MOORE SP/4 I WAS WITH  HHC 12AVN GP  ON PLANTION JAN.2,71/DEC.20,71
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 5 months ago
      Nice Harry. Was that the highest level you made ?
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 6 months ago
      Good morning.  I was a 31B Radio Repairman while in the 12th Avn Gp, tell me about yourself and maybe I can remember you....is your picture on my website?  Send me a comment from "that picture" and I'll get an automatic email and I'll know which one to look at.  Stay in touch!
      • HARRY MOORE (Private)
        1 year 5 months ago
        PICTURE in 12th AVN GP 71year book next to last page between  SP4EGGERS and SP4 FORD.I was a   HQ 39 carried people /supplies also  diver for CO.And  other jobs that took me all over 12GP  A/O.  4725 301 S.LATTA,S.C.29565             
        • (Anonymously) (Private)
          1 year 5 months ago

          PICTURE in 12th AVN GP 71year book next to last page between  SP4EGGERS and SP4 FORD.I was a   HQ 39 carried people /supplies also  diver for CO.And  other jobs that took me all over 12GP  A/O.  4725 301 S.LATTA,S.C.29565             
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 11 months ago
    Your pictures brought back alot of memories of when I was with the 794th Maintenance Company at the 1st Log compound. I was 4 barracks down from you. I was there Feb 1970 to January 1971. I remember the incident with the newbie shooting the clerk in the back of the head. I believe that happened with the 149th maintenance Company which was the adjacent company. I also remember the guy who got too stoned and was sitting in his lounge chair dead the next morning. I have some good memories as well as bad ones. Thanks for the pics - I really enjoyed seeing parts of the compound I had forgotten about. Harry Gravely
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 6 months ago
      i was with the 149th when Raymond Dege was shot. Actually I was about 10 ft in front of vehicle. The person who shot him was named Nusser. I saw him about 5 minutes later than they shipped him out. Shortly after I was transferred to the 62nd Seurity and Recon. Glad to finally hear from someone from the 62nd.
      my e-mail is   Harvey Tackitt
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 6 months ago
        sorry email is      Harvey Tackitt
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 2 months ago
    Can you help? I am writing a memoir to honor veterans of the Vietnam war.  I need a picture of a small firebase.
    Like this one:

    "Firebase 6 Looking SE - 1971"I would need to know the owner and to get permission.Please tell me whether it is your picture.  If not, do you know how to contact the owner? Or do you know of a similar picture of a small fire base whose ownner is known?Steve
    Vietnam Veteran 69-70mailto:
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      2 years 2 months ago
      Go to the picture you are talking about, because I have many, and make a Comment below that picture and I will receive an email from your comment. That will let me know if the picture is one of mine or belongs to someone else.

      E. Ray Austin, HHB 1st Battalion, 92nd Artiller.  DAK TO and TANH CAN Jan 1969 to Jan 1970: http://www.bravecannons.org/

  • 2 years 2 months ago
    I am Denny Newport's sister from Robbins.  Thank you for sharing your photos and for your service to our country...
  • 2 years 2 months ago
    Ejoyed looking at your miscellaneous pics of Norma School. Reeda  Newport Chambers was my aunt!

    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      2 years 2 months ago
      Thanks for visiting my website, it's guest like you that make all my work worth it.
      You said Reeda NEWPORT Chambers was your Aunt?  Can you give me a little more info so I can connect the Dots?  She sure was a great Lady, and a wonderful Teacher to hundreds at Norma.  I probably remember her more than any other Teacher I had.
      If you have any old photos to share I'd love to make an Album on my website for them.  Just let me know.
      Ray
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 2 months ago
    Did you get my information on Tom Phillip's relatives that I tried to post?   I tried to send you an e-mail from your contactbutton, but  I don't think you got it. Doris Ann Phillips Piercemailto:
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 3 months ago
      Gosh, I don't know if I replied to this or not....I'm just now seeing it.  Email me and tell me if I did:  erayaustin (@) gmail.com.

      Ray
      Did you get my information on Tom Phillip's relatives that I tried to post?   I tried to send you an e-mail from your contactbutton, but  I don't think you got it. Doris Ann Phillips Piercemailto:
  • 3 years 3 months ago
    Hi Ray! I just found the Boshears album you have put together and love it! It has opened up a whole new branch of my family I didn't know I had. My Boshears connection is on my grandmother Bertie Silcox Lay's side. Her mother was Emely Boshears Silcox, daughter of William Riley Bashears, son of Isaac Boshears. Thanks for all the hard work!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    3 years 6 months ago
    Thank you for the photos of Scott County. My grandmother, Fannie Lou Human, taught home economics at O.H.S. for years. My grandfather, Lillard Human, was a rural mail carrier starting in 1929. They lived in a lovely little house with a great garden, just behind the Methodist church in Oneida. My father is Ed Human, who lived in Oneida and played basketball and football until he left to go to college at MTSU, met my Mom and sayed in middle Tenn. I am trying to recreate some stories my grandparents told me through a series of fictional short stories I'm trying to write. I am looking for photos and infomraiton about life in the area in the 1930s. What was the high school like then? How many students, etc. Grandmother moved from Knowville to teach home-ec. I'd love ot know as much as I can about that time period. If anyone has anything I'd love to see it! Its an interesting time period. I became re-interested in my grandparent's life after listening to tapes of songs my granfather recorded. He used to sing them to us and we loved them. Its nice to relive the memories. It's fun writing from my memories, harder to go back to a time in which you didn't live! Thanks for any help.
  • AliciaHDavis United States (Private)
    3 years 7 months ago
    Great photos of the Hughetts and relatives from Norway. Some I have never seen before. I really enjoyed seeing pictures of my papal Elmer, I miss him a lot.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      2 years 4 months ago
      zdravei

      • E. Ray Austin (Private)
        2 years 4 months ago
        Hi Alicia....I'm glad that you enjoy the pictures, it has been a work in progress for a long time.  Hardest part is getting people to allow me to display their pictures, but, those who have it has been a blessing to me and others.  I've only had ONE, that ONE, person that I can remember that asked me not to display their pictures.
        I grew up with your family, sort of anyway, at Norma, and I remember Elmer and the others very well.  ALWAYS loved the Hughett family members and have some great memories of them.
        Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      3 years 7 months ago
      So, you are the daughter of which of Elmer's kids?  I lived close to the Hughett's in Norma and loved it when ANY of their grandkids came to visit.  We had such great times! Glad you had a chance to see those pictures.  You are welcome to "Save As" and copy all you want. Ray
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        3 years 6 months ago
        I am Ronnie's daughter.
  • 3 years 7 months ago
    Hello, not really sure how we are kin except that Laura Walker Austin was my great grandmother, Olive Austin Ellis my grandmother, James C. Ellis (Bud) my dad.
  • 3 years 9 months ago
    1/92 FA JUN 69-JUN 70 @ Dak To, Artillery Hill, Tin Can, Plei Mrong. Enjoyed the slide show very much. Thanks.
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      3 years 9 months ago
      Thanks, and WELCOME HOME.

      Tell me more about yourself and what Battery and Section you were in with 1/92nd.  I was COMMO and with HHB at DAK TO and Tin Can, as we all called it,  Hope you have some pictures to share, I have received a lot of comments and made contact with a few of the men I was with.

      Again, Welcome Home, and hope you will stay in touch.

      Ray


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