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

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
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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.

Thanks,

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

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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.

V/r,
KAL N. SLATER, MSgt, USAF
Air Force Personnel Center
550 C Street West, C-114
JBSA Randolph TX 78150
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Name:  Jack SmithFeb 18, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Thanks,

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