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:  Charles Penley  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Apr 08, 2021
Comments:  I was going to buy five of the 377th Security Police Squadron Coins at the 2021 Reunion, in Nashville, Tennessee.  I have mailed Patty a check today, for those five coins and shipping cost.

I really like to give them out as gifts, to personal friends of mine.

My recommendation is, "If you were going to buy a hat or coin, then go ahead and do so, at this time."

Name:  Patty Clifford  Apr 08, 2021
Comments:  Hello Everyone,

I want to thank you for your prayers and support for Tim and me over the past month.  I suspect you may know that my husband, Tim Clifford died on March 16, 2021.   We were a team and enjoyed planning the reunions.  I have given the reunion planning a lot of consideration and unfortunately, I cannot carry through with the planning and implementation of the reunion.  While I would have loved to honor Tim and the men of the 6220th, 6250th and 377th it is very emotional and I came to the conclusion that I cannot give this event the focus/attention that is necessary to make it a success.

I have worked with the hotel and have been released from the contractual obligations.  Therefore, the September 1 thru September 5, 2021 Reunion in Nashville is cancelled.

Any hotel reservation that you made will be cancelled by the hotel.  Tim kept very accurate records and I will be sending your registration fee which you were kind enough to permit us to keep.

Tim enjoyed planning the reunions but most importantly he valued the friendship and camaraderie from his SPS Brothers and at every reunion he made new friends with the first time attendees. I also developed new friendships and thank you for welcoming me into the SPS family.  Thank you for understanding that at this time it is overwhelming and very emotional for me.

When Covid is conquered and if anyone is traveling near the Pittsburgh area please contact me; I would be happy to renew the treasured friendship.  My contact information is listed in the email address above.

Once again, thank you for understanding this very difficult decision.


PS:  Tim was prepared for the reunion.  He had some coins and hats available for sale.  Please see the attached below.

Timothy J. Clifford, 76, of Seven Fields, born June 26, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA.

Son of the late John and Margaret Clifford.

Beloved husband of Patricia Anne (Stacer) Clifford and the late Margaret (Hopkins) Clifford.

Loving father of Anne (Missy) Clifford, Colleen Clifford and the late Timothy Clifford.

Brother of the late John Ball and John, Joe and George Clifford.

Proud and loving grandfather of Hannah Clifford, Daulton Miller and Garrett MacMaster.

He has many nieces and nephews in the area and cousins in Ireland.

Tim was a proud graduate of The West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys and was awarded the Golden Burr Award in recognition for his success in business and his service to his country, parish and Class of 1962.

Tim proudly served his country in the US Air Force, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 377th Security Police Squadron; his final assignment was as a member of the elite 89th Squadron which provided security to Air Force One, the presidential plane.

Tim had a very successful career in sales and sold primarily to college bookstores.

He is a Past President of the Middle Atlantic College Stores (MACS).

In retirement be became a very active member/volunteer of St. Kilian Church.

Friends received Sunday from 1-5 PM at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp. 2678 Rochester Rd. 724-772-8800 A Mass of Christian Burial at St, Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM.

For Family and Friends unable to attend, a video recording of the Mass will be posted at: https://www.devlinfuneralhome.com on Monday at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Kilian Parish School in memory of Tim Clifford.

Name:  Jim Stewart  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Mar 07, 2021
Comments:  Patty Clifford has asked for prayers for her husband Tim.

He is in ICU following a reaction to chemo treatments.

For those of you who may not know Tim:  He had 2 one year tours at Tan Son Nhut.

He and Patty have been our reunion planners for 3 reunions and were working on one for this year.

His cancer has returned and the doctors are trying new treatments to attempt to help him.

Please keep Tim in your thoughts and prayers.

I received this from Patty Clifford.  If you want to send a card Tim's home address is:

Tim Clifford
506 Bristol Ct.
Seven Fields, PA 16046

Name:  Mike DeTuccio  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Mar 07, 2021
Comments:  Does any know how to get messages to Neil Kessler????  His email address that I have has been deactivated!!
Name:  Jim Stewart  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 31, 2021
Comments:  I got a call yesterday from Bill Wyatt.

We had a good visit but he informed me that he is having respiratory problems with fluid building up around his lungs that is having to be removed.

He asked me if I had heard if any of the guys we were stationed with had any similar problems and if it could be related to our exposure to Agent Orange and Malathion (the solution we dunked our dogs in).

His doctors think he has Mesothelioma which is usually related to inhaling airborne fibrous material like asbestos.

If you know of anyone we were with who might have something similar please contact Bill directly at:


Name:  Jim Stewart  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 31, 2021
Comments:  Brothers,

Does it seem possible that it has been 53 years since we were young men defending Tan Son Nhut Air Base in the dead of night when all hell broke loose.

I remember thinking "Oh Shit" when all of those tracer rounds went up at the departing freedom bird and I was never so thankful to see the sun come up.

I remember feeling the heat from the napalm being dropped off of the west side of the base even though I was on Kilo 15 (the firing range).

I know a lot of you were closer to the action than I was and I am glad you made it through the night.

I remember everyone waiting around the kennels to make sure all of the K9ers were OK and Freddie Bachmann finally getting there with Dutchess in a stolen jeep from Red Horse because the SP relief truck wouldn't let him on with that "killer dog".

When we went into the mess hall SPs and ARVN were shooting up at a radar dome thinking there was a sniper but when we came out of the mess hall they were bringing down a dead GI who was killed by friendly fire.

I remember a lot of things from back then which may or may not have happened but one thing I remember is that you are my brothers.

I love you guys!

Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 31, 2021
Comments:  January 31, 1968, 0320 hours the Tet Offensive began.
That was fifty three years ago in reality but only yesterday, to those of us who went through that ordeal.
Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 30, 2021
Comments:  Three newly added presumptive conditions, which are bladder cancer, thyroidism and Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like tremor symptoms.

If you are less than 100% disabled and have any of these conditions, file now.

Even though you may have filed prior and claims were denied in the past and who were diagnosed with one of those illnesses should now file for benefits.

I would definitely resubmit the claim.

If you have not filed, submit the claim and get it into the VA system as soon as possible.

Check with your nearest VSO or any other organizations that are filing claims for Vietnam Veterans.

Name:  Tim Clifford  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 29, 2021
Comments:  This relates to the final arrangements for retired Colonel Carl (Bernie) DeNisio (81), a Silver Star recipient of the Tet Offensive who died Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Due to Covid-19 protocols there are restrictions and the services are for the family and by special invitation.

The Mass from Holy Trinity Catholic Church and internment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will be live-streamed - details to follow.

Bernie was a strategic leader and past president of the USAF Security Forces Museum Foundation which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage and maintaining a place to honor security personnel who have served in the United States Air Corps and Air Force.

At URL: https://securityforcesmuseumfoundation.org/museum/

The Security Forces Academy is providing the flag detail and a bugler from the Band of the West for the internment.

The American flag presented to Mrs. DeNisio will have been flown at the Security Forces Museum on the January 31, 2021.

Cards may be sent to the family at this address:

Carolin DeNisio
19123 Birdsong W
San Antonio, TX 78258

Donations may be made to USAF Security Forces Museum Foundation, in memory of Col (Ret) Bernie DeNisio by using the link above.


Tim Clifford

Coin 2021
Coin 2021
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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: $129.00 plus tax

Room rate good for 3 days before and after

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

  10th Reunion of the 377th Security Police Squadron.
The below named individuals have made hotel reservations or have paid registration fees to Tim Clifford.  There are currently 03 people registered to attend.
Clifford, Tim and Patty
Gray, Charles
Penley, Charles

Name:  Charles Penley  (377th Combat Security Police Squadron)Jan 01, 2021

Comments:  FROM THE WEB MASTER: Today is Jan 01, 2021. I hope that everyone had their wishes granted from the year 2020. However, I am personally wishing each and every one of you a better year in 2021. 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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