Listing of Members By state!
|A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers. President John F. Kennedy 25 October 1963|
Years ago I amassed a "snail mail" list of AFNers. In time, I
located more than 500 worldwide and produced an 80-page newsletter
just for AFNers. After 25 years in TV News here in Charlotte,
followed by a heart attack, I now devote time to continuing to
organize those who served at AFN from 1943 to present day. I have
amassed an email list of 400+ names (available to you upon request).
I am now trying to do the same for AFVN. It is imperative that
each of you respond to make this work. This is not for some kind
of Spam or e-telemarketing list. In fact, PLEASE do not send me
any more information than Bob and I are asking for below. I do
not want your street address, home phone number, number of kids,
whether you've had a sex change operation, etc. Not interested.
If you accidentally include a phone number of address, I will not
keep it. This doesn't mean I'm not interested in your personally,
but for our list I only need a few specifics.
Please send ONLY this information back to me in an email with
"AFVN info" on the subject line. If I do not see AFVN, I will
delete your message without opening it because of all the virus
scares today. Do not hit "reply" on this email or Hotmail will
close my account if it gets overloaded.
Here is the only information you need to send me at:
-- Name (first/last) if you had an on-air alias, send it too
-- Email (usually home email is better than business--you decide)
-- Year(s) at AFVN (just the year(s)-- followed by AFVN letters:
S - SAIGON
P - PLEIKU
QN - QUI NHON
DN - DA NANG
DBT - DONG BA THINH
NT - NHA TRANG
HT - HON TRE
QT - QUANG TRI
TH - TUY HOA
KLIK - 1st Infantry Division
(I do not know detachment numbers so use the letters, And
if you served with AFVN in another capacity, please explain)
-- city and state where you are now (if overseas, country)
My own personal listing looks like this:
Stoffel, Bob firstname.lastname@example.org
70 DN Charlotte, NC
As you'll discover, it's very easy to scan the list for the
years at AFVN, detachment, and to find out who lives near you.
You'll discover, I predict, there will be someone living not
too far from you and you never knew it! That's what makes
this list valuable.
This list is in no way intended to replace Paul Kasper's beautiful
website with names and graphics. That list will always contain
every name we've ever heard of in connection with AFVN. My email
list is designed for everyone to keep in touch with those we know
are still alive and can be contacted. Already today many have
contacted me with updates. You can see how the list is starting
to shape up below with the new info.
If you see an error, please tell me. If you know of someone with
an email who should be on the list, please tell me. If you have
a name for one of those emails without a name, please tell
me. And, by all means, give out my email address to others you
will find in your journeys--and you will find some, too.
Finally, as our list shapes up, you will begin to think about
setting up a mini-reunion. It doesn't cost you a cent because
I've done it without spending any money. Here's how:
1. locate the AFVNers near you on the list
2. announce a reunion site and date; ask for RSVPs
3. find a good restaurant near you with a meeting room
4. call the manager to reserve the room on the date
5. email the address of the restaurant to those coming
6. update the restaurant as the event nears about the number
You never have to leave your house until the day of the event.
You don't even have to give out very specific information about
your home address or phone. It can all be done by email.
The reunion also gives everybody a chance to bring memorabilia
such as clippings, photos and audio/video from AFVN days. You can
use the Yahoo group to tell everybody about the reunion and how it
went and who attended. Local papers/TV might even cover the
I would ask that you not just invite those who worked with you
in Saigon or Nha Trang or wherever...or exclude it to just those
who served with you in 1969 or 1971. Open it to everybody near
you. You'll discover, as we have in our AFN reunions, diversity
and meeting new AFVNers is the best part.
My thanks to all for helping to create this "living memory" for
those still with us. This is YOUR project, not mine. It will
live or die with what you put into it and how much you care.
I am glad to spend my time organizing it for you, and for the
new friends from AFVN days you've never met.
For Bob, Paul and myself, thanks for helping nurture this
into a national project. I look forward to seeing many of
you in the future. I've never met you but I will some day.
All the best,
Bob Stoffel (check out the AFVN data below)
THE AMERICAN FORCES VIETNAM NETWORK
connecting those who served with AFVN Vietnam, Radio & Television
SAIGON ~ PLEIKU ~ QUI NHON ~ DA NANG ~ DONG BA THINH
NHA TRANG ~ HON TRE ~ QUANG TRI ~ TUY HOA
KLIK = authorized radio station of the 1st Inf.Div
contact for updates on email addresses:
Bob Morecook email@example.com
Paul Kasper firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Stoffel email@example.com
AFVN Home Page http://www.geocities.com/afvn/multimedia.html
Names of the past http://parker.www7.50megs.com/afvn/
Get an AFVN T-Shirt -- or enter the AFVN T-Shirt Contest
Photos of the guys, ladies, station(s): http://www.geocities.com/afvn
Music, news, sports Again! http://www.geocities.com/afvn/multimedia.html
More AFVN Sounds and Bobbie the Weatherirl at http://4qir.quantum-radio.net.au/
Visit Det 3/Pleiku again at http://www.afvn.tv/