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.

Calendar 2021
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Reservation Desk - 1-615-889-9300

Make sure to mention the 377th Security Police Reunion

Click here to reserve online.

Rooms: $134.00 plus tax

Room rate good for 3 days before and after

Point of Contact:
Tim Clifford
Phone: 724-742-0180

  377th Security Police Squadron, 2021 Reunion, March 24 - 28, 2021, Nashville, TN
The below named individuals have made hotel reservations or have paid registration fees.
There are currently 8 people registered to attend.
Clifford, Tim and Patty
Gray, Charles
Patton, Lynn and Linda
Penley, Charles
Smith, Jack and Roberta
Name:  Tim Clifford  Jun 16, 2020


Hello Everyone,

I hope you are healthy and safe now that the country is starting to open and do business again.

I strongly suggest that you book your room. I blocked enough rooms to insure that those who were planning to attend the 2020 reunion would be guaranteed a room, so I need you to make your reservations now.

Also, other groups also had to reschedule their events, and the hotel cannot guarantee they will be able to increase our room block.

Since you were kind enough to permit me to hold your registration fee, I want to be sure you have your room choice. This will enable you to have first choice of available rooms (king or queens).

Remember, your credit card won't be charged until you arrive, and you may cancel the room 72 hours prior to arrival without being charged.

In 2 weeks, I will send the hotel reunion information to the remaining 500+ guys in the database for their registration.

When you make your reservation to receive the 377th rate, use the following website or phone number listed below.

Everything is very similar to the previous reunions. The reunion officially starts Wednesday, March 24, 2021 with a meet and greet, ending with a farewell breakfast on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

The reunion is one (1) week earlier than before because it is the only time the hotel can accommodate our group.

We will be staying at the same hotel — the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN.

The rate is $134.00 plus tax for king or queen/queen rooms, and this is only a $5.00 per day increase.

This does not include breakfast, but the hotel will sponsor a hot buffet breakfast to thank us for selecting their hotel to host our reunion, and for our service to our country.

The breakfast is ONLY on the days of our reunion (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings). Breakfast is on your own the days before and after the reunion.

Click on the following link to book your group rate for 377th Security Police Squadron 2021 Military Reunion: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1588778230855&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Or, you may call the hotels directly to make your reservation at 615-889-9300 and reference "377th SECURITY". If you have any questions or problems with the hotel, please contact me or by phone at 724-742-0180.

I look forward to seeing you in Nashville, TN next March.

Look out Nashville — Here We Come!

Thanks & Welcome Home.

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Name:  Charles Penley  May 08, 2020

Comments:  377th Security Police Squadron personnel, lowers the last American flag, to fly over Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Vietnam, from the base flag pole.

Name:  Charles Penley  May 08, 2020

Comments:  The 377th Security Police and Quan Canh, conducting the last official ceremony, of the last American flag, to fly over Tan Son Nhut.

Name:  Charles Penley  May 08, 2020

Comments:  Col David Odell, Tan Son Nhut Base Commander, receives the last American flag, from the 377th Security Police, that flew over Tan Son Nhut.

Name:  Charles Penley  May 08, 2020

Comments:  A newspaper article written by: Laura Williams, at Wright-Patton Air Base.

Name:  Charles Penley  May 03, 2020


Comments:  I am posting this email for Jeff Saupp, who is looking for information on his father.  (Pete Thiriot's Memorial is above this message.)

I am an Air Force kid, a Naval Aviation veteran and former Deputy Chief of Police.

I am looking to find anyone that served alongside Peter "Pete" THIRIOT, my father (never got to meet him).

Or anyone serving with the 377th Security Police Squadron, Base Police, during the 1970 - 1971 time frame, that can help me understand details of the unit's deployment practices (e.g. Detachments, TDYs, Safe Side involvement, etc) during this timeframe.

Pete Thiriot, was killed in an automobile accident, on Dec 1988, in Dallas, Texas.

Name:  Jack Smith  Mar 28, 2020


Comments:  This email is in reference to a 6260th/377th medallion that he and Tim Waage (Retired USAF) designed.

Please see picture below and if you have any question please contact Jack Smith or Tim Waage, at the emails above.

You need to click, one of the email links above, to request an order form, which will be sent to you.

The cost of the coin and shipping are included in the picture.

Again,if you have any questions, please contact either of the two emails above,

Welcome Home,

Jack Smith

Name:  Tim Clifford  Mar 27, 2020


Hi Guys,

You probably heard or guessed the April 1-5, 2020 Reunion in Nashville,Tennessee, has been cancelled.

The new dates for the 6250th / 377th SPS Reunion, Nashville, Tennessee, are March 24 -28, 2021.

The reunion officially starts Wednesday, March 24, 2021 with a meet and greet and ending with a farewell breakfast on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

The tours are Thursday- Saturday, March 25-27, 2-21.

The Banquet is Saturday, March 27, 2021.

We are finalizing the contract with the hotel and once that is completed we will send the information regarding the hotel reservation process, link and/or phone number.

Save the dates on your social calendar as we plan to see you in Nashville in 2021.

Lookout Nashville, Here We Come!

Name:  Tim Clifford  Mar 15, 2020

Comments:  All, there is good news or bad news, depending on what side of the fence you are on.

Out of an abundance of caution based on public health recommendations and best practices we are rescheduling the reunion for March or April in 2021. After a series of hardball negotiations we have come to an agreement with the Marriott Nashville Airport to reschedule. By rescheduling for next year we will not be penalized with a cancellation fee. You don’t want to know how much. $$$$$

We realize many may be disappointed (as we are too) but we made the decision to take preventive action and not jeopardize the health of the 377th SPS. The top priority is the safety of our 377th Brothers.

From everyone's feedback it appears you are genuinely looking forward to coming to Nashville, experiencing the city and seeing tourist sites that have been organized. You want to experience Nashville and Southern Hospitality which is why we are willing to sign a new contract for 2021 to have the reunion at the Marriott Nashville Airport. We don't have any dates yet but we will keep you informed.

The hotel will cancel all hotel reservation so that you are not charged. We are working out financial details and will be able to refund the tour money deposits. We are utilizing the registration fee to make a contract deposit. Since your registration deposit is not being refunded consider your registration fee paid for next year reunion! As we get closer to the 2021 reunion and have dates if you are not able to attend we will work to make a registration refund.

So in the next few weeks we will be working to identify the dates for the 2021 Reunion.

We hope everyone is okay with the decision to reschedule for next year in Nashville. That was the only way we could break the contract without the large penalty expense. We felt it was a reasonable resolution to eliminate everyone health risks.

Thank you for understanding and your support during this difficult planning process. We look forward to seeing everyone in Nashville in 2021.

Please let us know that you received this email. If you have any questions please call.

Tim & Patty Clifford

Name:  Charles Penley  Feb 05, 2020

Comments:  Bob Throneburg

Gaffney, SC - - Robert Allen Throneburg, 75, of 604 College Drive, passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at his residence.

Born in Charlotte, NC, he was the husband of Patricia Frazier Throneburg and the son of the late R.A. Throneburg and Mary Brooks Throneburg.

Bob was a highly decorated Vietnam Air Force Veteran, receiving two Purple Hearts, The Bronze Star and The Warrior's Medal of Honor from the American Indian Nation.

He and his service dog, NEMO A535, served together at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon.

NEMO was his, hero warrior dog, who is memorialized at Lackland Air Base in Texas.

Nemo was later used to recruit other service dogs for the United States Military.

Bob was a graduate of Albemarle High School and attended North Carolina State University.

He also loved music, enjoyed scuba diving and reading.

Mr. Throneburg was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

In addition to his wife, also surviving are two sons:

1. Eric Allen Throneburg of Wilmington
2. Brian Layfayette Throneburg and wife, Tamara, of Isle of Palms

A daughter:

Susan Throneburg Brislin and husband, J.B. of Charlotte

Two grandchildren:

1. Jett Lucas Brislin
2. Caitlin Rohn

Two great-grandchildren:

1. Elizabeth Jade (E.J.) Rohn
2. James Jacob Rohn

Numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Blakely Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with Reverend Jenny Gettys officiating.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at URL:  www.blakelyfuneralhome.com

Name:  William Ryan  Jan 03, 2020


In the beginning of 1969 I was injured by the back-blast of a claymore mine which exploded in a natural cover fire off the approach end of the active runway where the enemy had penetrated the base perimeter during the 1968 Tet offensive. I was in that location to extinguish that fire, and my injury was witnessed by security police from the blockhouse guarding that area.

If you can find anyone in your organization who witnessed this incident, or who knew of the mine being placed there as part of the base perimeter defenses, please ask them to contact me to assist in my claim for that injury which blew off the tips of the little and ring fingers of my left hand.

My home phone is: 253-582-2480, (Lakewood, Washington state) and my best contact time is 0800-1000 hours, PDTime.

My email is:

Thank you for your time,and for the notice you placed in the Nov/Dec. DAV magazine.

Bill Ryan
Name:  Dale Oldani  (February 1971 - August 1971)Jan 03, 2020


Hi everyone. Dale Oldani here. Was there Feb 71 to Aug 71.

Hope to see and meet you all at the reunion.
Name:  Jonathan Duke  (December 1968 - December 1969)Jan 03, 2020


I am looking for any information for my late father in law John (Jack) Bernard Norton, from Staten Island New York.

He served with the 377th SPS at Tan Son Nhut Air Base from December 1968 - December 1969.

He passed away in October 2015 due to complication with COPD. We believe that it was in relation to Agent Orange.

If anyone remembers him please have them contact with me.

He was also was stationed at Kirkland AFB New Mexico (1967-1968) and Plattsburgh AFB New York (1969-1971)
Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2020
Email:   Comments:  Happy New Year to one and all !!!  We have gotten together many times in 2018.   Helped in sharing our memories and helped other veterans, with their search, for answers.  We all hope that 2020 will be a better year than 2019.

Stay warm and safe,

Charles Penley
Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Security Police)Jan 01, 2020

Comments:  FROM THE WEB MASTER: Today is Jan 01, 2020. I hope that everyone had their wishes granted from the year 2019. However, I am personally wishing each and every one of you a better year in 2020. 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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