"Xin Loi, Sorry About That"

This web tour of duty began on July 21, 1997


The ASA in Vietnam.  "From the Delta to the DMZ"

"...We few, we happy few..."

In Memory of

"Sammy" Martin
101st Radio Research Company (ASA - COMSEC)
Killed in Action, May 17, 1968

He died during his second tour in Vietnam
but he "lives" on the "Wall" and in our hearts

VFW Memorial Service for Sammy, 2001

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end. - Shakespeare

Iraq - 2003
A Tribute to Shawn D. Pahnke Killed in Action
son of COMSEC Veteran Tom Pahnke

Dedicated to those who served in Vietnam ...

Proud member of the Pleiku Pals

And to those who did not return

Bringing Them

Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Special Section on the MIA ID Lab.

Image used with permission

The mortar attack at TSN is included in
Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973

SSG Donald D Daugherty, KIA April 13, 1966
"I saw the flash of the mortar shell and I heard the cries for "Medic!" Chui.

SGT, 101st Airborne - KIA, Sept 19, 1968
Same family name Banuelos - no relation

Freedoms Foundation George Washington Honor Medal of Excellence 2002
Awarded to the San Lorenzo High School Vietnam Memorial Project (Chui Class of 64)
SLz "Rebels" who died in Vietnam
Pfc. Jerry William Elliott, MIA, 21 January 1968
He was last seen going to the aid of wounded buddies
J.R.Cavender, James Klimo, John A. Ware, Terry L. Alford
A flight crew that did not return from their last mission

Chui's COMSEC - Communications Security, SIGSEC - Signal Security webpage and the National ASA Association