PR 26 Memorial Site - We Remember

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5:08pm 10-18-2019
George Reischling

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"To those who have fought for it, Life has a flavor that the protected will never know!" Thanks for being there for us ground pounders-Proud Vietnam Veteran-- Courage on the Mountain- courageonthemountain.com
3:49pm 08-05-2019
William Taylor

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VQ-1, June 1969 - April 1971
I was in the squadron "then" as well, lost several good friends on PR-26. I flew in the "little birds", usually with LCdr Tollefson or LCdr Von Hendy (crazy man, but great pilot and crewmate). I got there a month or so after PR-21 was shot down.
3:01pm 07-31-2019
Stephen K Simmons

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I appreciate all that have things to share as im learning of my father still to this day.
Thank you to all that add or speak from their hearts here. I was never given the chance to know my father and have very few pictures as well. God Bless and thank you again.
10:14am 03-10-2019
" AUGIE "

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Almost 49 years, still remember, But there getting to be less of us.
3:09pm 08-29-2018
Jon Martin

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Lost my dad, LCDR H.C.Martin , on this plane. The family was living off base off NAS Atsugi, Japan at the time. I was about 15 at the time
4:07am 04-26-2018
Steve Care
I was in the states in SERE school when my crew (24) deployed to DaNang. When I got back to Atsugi I wanted to catch up with my crew. I knew 26 was going down on Sun. so I asked if I could catch a ride. As luck would have it there was a ground det relief going to DaNang on Wed. So I caught the earlier flight instead. Needless to say I was in DaNang when 26 crashed. We had to go to the crash site to pick up electronic equipment. I was in a stupor for at least a week.
2:59am 04-26-2018
Kenneth Evans AT1

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I just found this well done Memorial web site for VQ1PR26. Thanks Connie, for helping keep the spirits and memories of this group of true patriots and fine shipmates in our minds and prayers.
I served with VQ1 from September,1968 until April,1971 as both a ground avionics tech and a flight crew radioman.
During my tour there seemed to be a shortage of radiomen for the number of 121 crews so I remember bouncing from plane to plane and crew
to crew to keep operations up to speed smoothly,therefore I don't recall
assignment to a particular crew number. I do remember spending a lot of time on PR26 however. There is more to my story to come in future e-mail.
With this one I just wanted to make initial contact.
Thanks again Connie, God bless you .

Phone: 1-850-686- 2950 Call anytime!!!
6:33am 03-27-2018
Denise Stacey Mair

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I was going through a stack of envelopes from my mother’s house last night when I came across an envelope postmarked March 24 1970. Inside was a hand-written letter to my dad telling him that his good friend and former Squadron mate Don Wilson had died in DaNang. The letter was written by Alfie Privette (?) I vaguely remember a phone call, but had never seen this letter until last night - 48 years and 9 days after it was written. I was only 8 years old at the time so don’t remember much else.

My dad was ADR1 Donald Stacey, he passed away in September 2003. Betty Stacey (my mom) is in good health, she will be 85 in April.
1:07am 03-06-2018
Steven Hogue

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I was a roommate of Scott Purdum at atsugi, Charlie Bingham, Scott and I combined our bunks and lockers and made one large room. When Scott and Charlie were on the flight I had just returned from Da Nang. He was a great kid and I miss him
9:57pm 12-26-2017
Gordon Nagle

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I was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineering Squadron 1968- 1969.
8:51pm 12-25-2017
Charlie Bingham

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I have a new email address. I can be reached at cmbingam48@mail.com phone 317 459 3869
2:56pm 11-08-2017
Alan Cady

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I was part of VQ1 from 1966 to 1969 left for college on January 23 . I almost stayed because I loved the flying as a radioman. I also wanted to stay with LCDR James Overstreet he was a very fine pilot.
8:42pm 07-07-2017
Richard Schwingle

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I was with VQ-1 in 1969 and 1970, I was in Da Nang when PR26 crashed. I was out side of the hanger watching it come in when it crashed, I was to far away to be of any help it was a sad day for every one.
4:03am 07-05-2017
joe ortega

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I was stationed with VQ-1 from 68-72 as an AK2, supply support tech: tad to Danang, when PR26 went down. I was in maintenance crtl. when we heard that Willy Victor had gone down at the end of the runway. We also knew that a VW plane was due at the same time. so there was some confusion, as to who's plane went down. But then we got the bad news is was PR26. RIP
3:23am 07-05-2017
joe ortega

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Guy Denton was my neighbor in Atsugi Japan.
I was TAD to Danang, when PR26 went down, i helped in clean up. Guy survive the crash, pass away later due to his burns. He was very fine man and pinnacle player!
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