Welcome to the 377th SPS Guestbook!
Please take your time to read what others have written here and enjoy the messages or suggestions that friends have left on our web site. We would like to hear what your comments are. If you are a former member of Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, or passed through the base, we especially need to hear from you, today.

Name:  Tim Clifford  (Base Police)Jan 04, 2018


To reserve your room, click on the following link:



Tim Clifford

From Col Mel Grover regarding the TET 50th anniversary reunion, January 30-31, 2018.
Tet 50th
TET 50th Anniversary Reunion
Click the .pdf on the left and you will read the information about the TET 50th anniversary reunion, January 30-31, 2018, provided by Col Mel Grover.
Reunion 2018.

  377th Combat Security Police Squadron Attendees
Apr 19 - 22, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The below individuals have made reservations or paid registration fees to Tim Clifford.
There are currently 37 people registered to attend.
Adriance, Fred and Sarah
Allen, Eddie
Beckley, Dave and Diana
Bercher, Thomas
Bird, Gary and Dorendia
Carawan, John
Clifford, Tim and Patty
Coleman, Ron and June
Della Porta, Renato and Bonnie Forry
Geib, Dan and Kathy
Jackson, Nugent and Lora
Kerkhoff, Jeff and Elizabeth
Lampe, John and Diana
Lum, Andy and Naomi Young (Wife)
Lynch, Terry
Nowak, Ron and Barbara
Roberts, Richard and Donna
Segraves, Don
Shafer, Richard and Sharon
Stafford, Big John
Stewart, Jim and Nancy
Villers, John (in-law to John Stafford

Here is a picture of the challenger coin that will be for sale at the reunion in Albuquerque.

We just received 100 coins so if anyone is not attending the reunion or would like extra coins now they are available for sale and I will mail them out to you.

The coins are $9.00 each plus $3.50 postage. The $3.50 postage fee covers 1 to 3 coins. Postage of $4.50 will cover 4 to 8 coins. Please make the check out to me (Tim Clifford).

Since I have a limited quantity, if you are interested in purchasing coins please email me and I will reserve them for you and will mail them when I receive your check.

Reunion Raffle 2018
377th SPS, Dinky Dau Raffle 2018.
Click the .pdf on the left and you will read the information about the Dinky Dau Raffle for the upcoming 377th Security Police Squadron, 2018 Reunion.  Reunion 2018.

Hotel Reservation 2018
377th SPS, Hotel Reservation 2018.
Click the .pdf on the left and you will read the information about the hotel reservation for the upcoming 377th Security Police Squadron, 2018 Reunion.  Reunion 2018.

Reunion Registration
377th SPS, Reunion Reservation 2018.
Click the .pdf on the left and you will read the information about the hotel reservation for the upcoming 377th Security Police Squadron, 2018 Reunion.  Reunion 2018.

Name:  Tim Clifford  (Base Police)Oct 02, 2017

Comments:  This is the new challenger coin for sale.


Tim Clifford

Name:  Charles Penley  (Sentry Dogs)Sep 14, 2017

Comments:  Can anyone help identify these two Base Policemen?


Charles Penley

Name:  Tim Clifford  (377th Security Police Squadron)Aug 07, 2017

Name:  Harold G. Carpenter  (377th Security Police Squadron)Aug 05, 2017

Comments:  I am Harold G. Carpenter.

I served with the 377th Air Police Squadron, from November 1966 to November 1967.

I was on Charlie Flight (Midnight shift) the night of the first ground attack on Tan Son Nhut, with penetration.

Dec 4-5, 1966
0110 hours
33 rockets and mortars
20 US air craft damaged
Name:  Charles Penley  (Sentry Dogs)Aug 02, 2017

Comments:  John Langley, will be featured on Sep 14, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WEDU PBS.

Be sure to mark you calendar and watch it.


The above link will take you to John Langley's story.

Charles Penley
Name:  Martin Strones   Aug 02, 2017

Comments:  Being asked if these steel pieces are part of one of the bunkers on the west side at Tan Son Nhut.

Can you ask those you know and advise as soon as possible?


Martin Strones

Name:  Carl Greene  (Echo Section)Jun 24, 2017

Comments:  I'am a 1969 - 1970, 377th Security Policeman.

Served in Echo Section.

I enjoyed the reunion in Delaware.

I wish I could hear from some of my old buddies
Name:  Charles Crockett  (Sentry Dog Section)Jun 24, 2017

Comments:   Hello, Sgt Crockett and Duke 6A47 checking in.

Post is clear and nothing to repot.

Just reading the web page.

Thank you for all the memories,

Charles Crockett
Name:  Elmer Smith  (Base Police Section)Jun 24, 2017

Comments:  I was a member of the fire team lead by TSgt Philip Moon, at the 0-51 Bunker recapture, during Tet Offensive.

A2C Elmer L Smith, Jr., Appeared in the Time Magazine picture with TSgt Moon and the Security Response Team.
I'm the one kneeling in the rear of TSgt Moon, at the 051 Bunker.

Elmer Smith, Jr.
Veterans Bell Memorial Newsletter

Click the .pdf icon on the left to open the
Veterans Bell Memorial newsletter update.

Name:  Jack Smith  (Base Police)May 02, 2017

Comments:  Below are fourteen men of the 377th Security Police Squadron who attended the Vietnam/Thailand Skycops Reunion 2017, Dayton, Ohio.

Left to Right:

1.  Pat Houseworth
2.  Mike De Tuccio
3.  Dan Pipic
4.  Karl Sheaffer
5.  Dana Hutchinson
6.  Lynn Patton

Back Row, Left to Right

7.    Steve Michael
8.    John Nuff
9.    Chuck Abney
10.  Jack Smith
11.  Gary Lee
12.  Dave Ramey
13.  Sam Shelhamer
14.  Dave Beckley

Name:  Jack Smith  (Base Police)Apr 21, 2017


From Ken Neal

Attention:  Air Police and Security Police Veterans of the Tet Offensive!

It is time we honor you and your sacrifices!

The 343rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, your Security Forces Academy is holding a two-day event to honor your military service during the Tet Offensive for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive.

You are cordially invited to join us along with Defenders of all eras to partake in this two-day event on 30 - 31 January 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

The Security Forces Academy, along with Defenders of from all Joint Base San Antonio are planning several events over these two days to include a social, a ceremony to honor the six Defenders who lost their lives during the Tet Offensive

A tribute to those who served during the Tet offensive and a dinner to break bread with those who safely returned home.

For any questions for please contact Mrs. Catherine Jeffryes at (210) 671-2184 or MSgt Justin Saunders at (210) 671-5133 for more information.

Request came from 343rd and Mel Grover

Name:  Terry Carr  (Charlie Sector)Apr 12, 2017

Comments:  Hi I am Terry Carr.

I was assigned to Charlie Sector from mid April 67 to May or June then went to Foxtrot Sector.

I am working on PTSD claim and was on duty when a C-123 mechanic walked into a propeller and was killed.

I am trying to narrow the date within 2 months either way.

I have talked with Lupe Salcedo and he remembers several times when this type incident happened.

Any thing you would remember would help.


Terry Carr
Name:  MSgt Kal N. Slater  (Active US Air Force)Mar 30, 2017

Comments:  The Air Force Personnel Center has begun to research an incident that occurred at Tan Son Nhut in July of 1965 (specifically 18 July, 1965).

We have been approached Sen. John Cornin on behalf of an Airmen who is requesting review of a service medal that was lost.

At the time of the incident the Airmen was the aide-de-camp for BG George Simler.

We would be interested in contacting any of your members that were at Tan Son Nhut in summer of 1965.

We're looking for eye witnesses to an act of gallantry.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

You can contact me or 210-565-4179.


We received a Board of Correction of Military Records (BCMR) for an Airmen who is requesting a reconsideration for a high level decoration.

His claim is that the decoration was submitted for review in 1965 but was lost or never acted upon.

Here is what we have, a non-official document purported to be a statement from a BG Simlar.

The document describes an incident were the Airmen was traveling in a staff car with BG Simler.

During their journey the staff car was ambushed by VC soldiers.

It includes a narrative about how the Airmen fought off the VC attack allowing BG Simlar to escape back to the base.

We also received a statements from the Airmen describing the same.

Our team is looking for help and we are unofficially requesting information about the event.

Ideally, one of your members will step forward, go on the record and corroborate the Airmen's statement.

If the statement we have is true, then what happened that day would be notable enough for anyone to remember the event.

We have purposely left out some facts as we hope to independently verify the case, we want anyone that comes forward to be able to recollect the day's events without us tainting the memory.

We would be very gratefully if you could ask your members a general question about any memories that they have about an incident involving BG Simlar in Jul of 1965.

If you have anyone respond we would like to speak with them privately.

We would like any research we do will have to remain quiet, for now.

Our hope is that we can accurately determine the validity of the statement and either dismiss the claim or press forward to support this Airmen's long overdue recognition for his acts of bravery.

I have CC's SSgt Ben Pratt who has been assigned the case.

Air Force Personnel Center
550 C Street West, C-114
JBSA Randolph TX 78150
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Name:  Jack SmithFeb 18, 2017

Comments:  Here is a photo, I hope someone can name the unknown troop.

This was taken sometime in 1969, 377th SPS, we were all LE.

Thought you might put it on the 377th bulletin board that you maintain.

I have some others, I just have to keep searching for them.

James Beam was a SSgt. Ted Jaquith was our desk Sgt. Jack, just the Old Main Gate troop.

Name:  Frank RuizFeb 18, 2017

Comments:  I served in Tan Son Nhut under 821st, then was sent to Tan Son Nhut under 377th SPS.

How can find out which section I served in?

Also from Bing, in Tan Son Nhut I received the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Name:  David L. Good  (Bravo Sector)Feb 18, 2017

Comments:  My name is David L. Good, I was stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base from 11/1966 to 11/1967.

I was assigned to "C" flight Bravo Sector.

I and Ray Cyre were guards at the east end (I believe) of the runway at the POL dump.

Looking for some I was stationed with especially Raymond Cyre from Nashville, TN area.

Also would like to sign the book.

Thank You
Name:  SSGT Rafe D. Holmes  (72d Security Forces Squadron)Feb 08, 2017

Comments:  This is an amazing site that truly captures our Defenders' heritage.

I recommend all Security Forces Airmen visit this site to learn more about the history of their career field to gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices of our SP forefathers during the Vietnam War.

Defensor Fortis,

SSgt Rafe D. Holmes
72d Security Forces Squadron
Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
Name:  Gary F. Ceschini  (Base Police, Charlie Flight)Feb 08, 2017

Comments:  Sgt. Gary F. Ceschini, 377th Security Police Sq. Law Enforcement, Charlie Flight March 1972 to March 1973.

Thank you for your site.

Brought back lots of memories.

Darn good job.
Name:  Charles Penley  (Sentry Dogs)Jan 14, 2017

Comments:  For the 377th Security Policemen, and other interested individuals, the 377th Security Police Squadron Newsletter, Volume 1, 2016, is available.

Use this link to access the website:    http://377sps.org/newsletter/index.html

The above link will take you to the Newsletter main index listing.

Click on the “2016” button and Volume 1 will be the next thing you see.

Charles Penley
Editor, 377th SPS Newsletter
Name:  Thom Bell  (377th SPS)Jan 01, 2017

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Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2017

Comments:  Happy New Year to one and all !!!  We have gotten together many times in 2016.   Helped in sharing our memories and helped other veterans, with their search, for answers.  We all hope that 2017 will be a better year than 2016.

Stay warm and safe,

Charles Penley
Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2017

Comments:  FROM THE WEB MASTER: Today is Jan 01, 2017. I hope that everyone had their wishes granted from the year 2016. However, I am personally wishing each and every one of you a better year in 2017. So what do you want to talk about this year? I would like to hear from all who come to this web page. How can this web page help you get better informed?

Charles Penley

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