Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association





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On March 18th , 1968 While Stationed With C.Company 588th
Combat Engineers. We Came Under Mortar Attack.
I was A Sleep When I Heard A Distant Explosion , Someone Yelled Mortars ! As I got to the exit and heard another explosion , outside our hooch.I realized that the V.C. were walking the mortars. I Hit the deck and Heard a clank over my Head , a dark object had come through the roof . I covered up and waited for the explosion , I never heard it , at the time I weighed 180 pounds. The Concussion lifted me in the air. Before I hit the floor I felt a burning, stinging sensation in the left side of my body.
I was hit and I called for a Medic ! after that I heard this Whoosh , Whoosh , Whoosh , I realized that the mortar attack was still on , that the medics wouldnt come until it was over. Thanks to those medics and their quick response I survived.
I apologize for the poor punctuation , my computer is acting up.


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good to know about you...
more looking to do....
Pleiku apr68-apr 69

Admin reply: "Welcome Home Ron"


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PAUL I SEE WHERE THE NEXT MEETING IN APRIL WILL BE IN PARK RIVER, INSTEAD OF LISBON. MAKES FOR A SHORTER DRIVE FOR YOU. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN. ;)

Admin reply: Thanks Wayne, see you at the American Legion for the VVA meeting!


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I'm a day late, and a dollar short, yet Congrats to Ron, Rob, and all the Canadians who came South, and fought along side U.S. Troops in Vietnam. I just finished-up reading a very well written article on your Service in Vietnam on your CVVA website. I'm certain a lot of Americans are unaware of the Canadians service in South Vietnam. Thanx Again! :D

Admin reply: Thanks for your feedback Wayne perhaps we will see you at the next VVA meeting!


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Name: Barry
From: Alexander
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My uncle, Wayne Lindsay 'Willy' Hawes, while a member of the Special Forces, was killed on patrol in Laos in 1969. Other than that I know almost nothing about his service in the US Army. I have his Purple Heart. If anyone knew Uncle Willy, I would like to hear from you.

Admin reply: Hello Barry Your uncle "Wayne" is on our Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. I searched the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund "Wall of Faces" hoping to find more information and perhaps a posting of someone who served with him but no luck. If we come across any information on your uncle we shall certainly pass it along.
All the best from the members of the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association

I am doing research on the men he was with when he died. Please admin pass on my email if possible


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doing research on canadian vietnam vets if you are one or related to one please get in touch - j

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doing research on canadian vietnam vets

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Looking for one of my patrol mates from Alpha Co, 3rd Recon Battalion, Cpl (later Sgt) James McCartney (or possibly Mccartey) USMC. He was from Canada, spoke French. May have been a Sea Going Marine after Vietnam. Jim was the assistant patrol leader with Partyline-One 1-3 August 1967, Ashau Valley patrol. Semper Fi, Great Site!

Admin reply: Thanks for your post Bill. We will pass his name around to see if anyone can locate him. Semper Fi


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looking for Canadian vet frankie or jim costello

Admin reply: I can not recall ever meeting a Jim Costello but perhaps some of our readers will have some information I can pass along.


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Lance-Corporal Jonathan Peter Kmetyk was my step brother we grew up together since we were 10 till he joined the Marines . He was very proud to be a Marine . Till to this day we are in contact with Peter's Sargent of that day Nov.14/67 .we visit back any forth. There was other Marines that sent cards at Christmas to Jonathan (Peter) Mom till she passed away. The Marines are a close Semper Fideils

Admin reply: Hello Robert you must be very proud of your brother Peter as he was a true hero and gave up his life for what he believed in. His fellow Marines must have been totally devastated at not being able to recover his body. I know they must have done everything they possibly could and will never forget him.


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