Do you know the Vietnam Vet “The Tennessee Terror” from Da Nang Ammo Dump Explosion 27th April 1969
Help Reunite Unknown American Soldiers Da Nang Vietnam Veterans Helmet – Nickname Tennessee Terror! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSkdcjLUumw
The Danang Bomb Dump explosions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKYPtzUPI6c
and a story from a witness: http://www.ronniefoster.com/ronnie%20page/ammo%20dump.htm
Hi Everyone… here is a email I have been sending to Tennessee News Outlets over the last few days:… dont forget, add to favourites, share, forward email … thank you everyone.
Dear Sir, Ma’am,
Could you please consider submitting this email / story and my video on your blog?
I am writing this to you because I am desperately trying to reunite an American Soldiers Helmet from the Vietnam War that I have had in my possession since I was around 6 years old…. over 35 Years and I would love to be able to return this Helmet to the owner or his family.
My Aunt bought me this Helmet from an Army Disposal Store in Perth Western Australia
My Father was an Australian Vietnam Veteran as well and I too served in the Australian Defence Force for 15 years.
The Helmet has the following “faint” markings
“Name could be “Daily” “Dafley” “Danny”
“Danang 69 – 70”
“Common Peace Symbol ☮”
“An Arrow underneath the “Tennessee Terror” with three strikes at the end, and other markings to faint to see under normal light.”
“A Date Marking: 7th April 1969″
It also has ” Tally Marks” //// as in the 5 four slashes and another slash \
Just looking at the helmet and on top of the helmet is has writing what looks to say “Bomb Dump” underneath that it has the date 7th April 69 … but it could actually be 27th April 69
I just did a google search for “Bomb Dump Da Nang” and and found an article on this explosion.
A video is here as well on the Da Nang Bomb Dump Explosion
And it happened on the 27th April 69 so maybe the 7th April should be the 27th April as there is something before the 7th
The soldiers name is very faint … it could be Danny, Daitly Daily, Datley or even something completely different… maybe under infrared or some other scientific means it could be identified correctly.
I have looked on the internet and memorial walls, but I have had no luck, maybe you can help me
I have a youtube video here of the Helmet
I have searched all of the memorials and so forth and no luck… who knows the soldier could have even relocated to Australia after the war… in any case I have sent many emails to Tennessee Newspapers, media outlets and so forth… you never know, miracles do happen… and surely someone out there would have a photo of the soldier wearing his helmet, side profile shots, front shots and so forth.
Hopefully if it goes on a news video it will trigger someones memory… especially the nickname the Tennesee Terror would surely trigger a Veterans Memory of this Soldier.
Even if the Soldier died, it would be such a beautiful feeling to reunite this helmet with his family.. I could just imagine it sitting somewhere with the American Flag folded next to it…. I almost want to cry thinking of it.
As a small kid my mates and I would play war games, I’d be wearing this helmet… it has had a good life, and has been to many places and adventures with me… but even since I had this helmet I always wondered who owned it… and it would be the honour of a lifetime to reunite it.
I even have the original Camouflage Clothe lining which would go over the top of the helmet