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Vietnam War Pirate DJ Dave Rabbit Has Finally Come Forward and comes to ATS.

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posted on May, 14 2006 @ 07:40 PM

His Story in His Own Words

The story of Dave Rabbit has circulated for years with few facts and much speculation. Rabbit was serving in the Air Force during U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He started a short-lived, Pirate Radio station that became legendary. Not much could be verified - until now. On February 14, 2006, Rabbit emerged and contacted several people, including myself, through an intermediary. I was sent Rabbit's story, which he wrote, along with photographs. I subsequently spoke personally with Rabbit and verified, to my satisfaction, the autenticity of his claims. Here now is the story of Radio Pirate Dave Rabbit, his station, and his broadcasts.

Dave Rabbit: The Man, The Myth, The LEGEND!

February 9, 2006: Dave Rabbit discovers the phenomenon that his show has become and surfaces to tell the real story behind Radio First Termer. He has produced a short autobiography on his experiences in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and the short-lived but forever memorable 21 days of broadcasting from the "Big 69" somewhere in downtown Saigon in January 1971. Dave was interviewed on February 14, 2006 for a bonus feature to be included on the DVD version of Sir, No Sir!, a film by David Zeiger about the GI Anti-Vietnam War Movement and the Vietnam Counterculture. Coming soon to a theater near YOU! More updates to this page are to come! Stay tuned!

And now, is the official online destination to interact directly with DJ Dave Rabbit.

More information to follow.

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 01:49 AM
never heard of him

I find it quite interesting
to find that ,what is usually
popular thinking about the
war , this one or any other is ,
the disinfo campaign that most
base their opinions on, and
are totally unaware of, until
they start discovering the
truth about WHO is running
the show , providing
they bother to look.

too bad that, even our rear view
mirror looks at the past via the
school books which are the biggest
works of fiction with official stamps
of approval on them , haven't changed
for the better, but have gotten worse.

which begs the next question.
shouldn't we just call them [ the schools ]
indoctrination centers ?

I wonder what we'll find inside...

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 02:14 AM

Go to our website.... spend a few minutes and get caught up in a piece of history. Then, fasten your seat belt.... bend over and kiss your buttocks goodbye.... I've got some EARTH SHATTERING topics coming up.

Question: Has anyone every faced the DEATH PENALTY in our country, USA, for singing "We Shall Overcome?"

Answer: Stay tuned.


posted on May, 16 2006 @ 10:15 PM
Are there any recordings or transcripts of the broadcasts?

posted on May, 16 2006 @ 10:26 PM
Our Home Page has AUDIO and VIDEO:

Thanks for your post!


posted on May, 16 2006 @ 11:48 PM
Welcome Rabbit! Got this link from your website. I can't wait to hear the whole broadcast you did. Sounds like some wild times in Vietnam. Well, not so nostalgic if you're a Viet with no skin left but still. Good times.

"Blowing a little grass now. Going back into music, by Steppenwolf called "The Pusher". Speaking of the pusher brothers and sisters, If you happen to be down by the Magic Finger lounge any time tonight, keep away from the Korean by the door. He's pushing some bad H. I repeat: He's pushing some bad H."

Come on Grady. Loosen up man.

[edit on 16-5-2006 by smallpeeps]

posted on May, 17 2006 @ 01:49 AM
Just read your story, and i dont see why Grady would say call you a traitor, i find your amazing and courageous in your own right. Im abit to young to say im a vet of vietnam, but now im going to listen to your broadcastes. Ignore the hate.

Hope you enjoy ATS.

posted on May, 17 2006 @ 02:02 AM
Hi Dave
Are you who they based the movie "Good Morning Vietnam" on?


posted on May, 17 2006 @ 09:58 AM
Hi Pie Man....

No.... that was Adrian Cronauer who Robin Williams portrayed. Adrian worked for AFVN. Radio First Termer made FUN of AFVN. That said, by Adrian's own account, the producers of the movie TOOK a LOT of CREATIVE LICENSE. In other words, they portrayed Adrian doing and saying things that NEVER happened. So, we will never know WHERE they got the other ideas from... huh?

Thanks for the post!


posted on May, 17 2006 @ 10:08 AM

Originally posted by Dave Rabbit
...So, we will never know WHERE they got the other ideas from... huh?

So what you're saying (I think) is that the movie gave Adrian Cronauer credit for the stuff that you really did? The movie gravytrained you in other words.


posted on May, 17 2006 @ 10:22 AM
Hi Doc....

Who knows. As I said, Adrian did an interview one time and simply said that only about 20% of what was portrayed actually happened. Either they, the Producers, wanted to create something for Robin Williams personality.... or two, got their inspiration from another source
and felt like it would be a good marriage.

That is something that will NEVER be KNOWN or PROVEN one way or the other. That said, I would love to think that a PART OF ME is in there somewhere.

Thanks for the post Doc!



posted on May, 17 2006 @ 11:02 AM
Welcome Dave, in my book you're a hero and a TRUE patriot! I remember all too well the Vietnam War and I've known alot of Vietnam Vets, too. It was a very dark time for our country, very divisive.
I look forward to hearing more from you.


posted on May, 17 2006 @ 11:22 AM
Thanks Lady!

It seems HE is in the Twilight Zone minority as of the hundreds of e-mails I have received since February 9, 2006.... HE is the ONLY ONE that has been NEGATIVE!

I can LIVE with that PERCENTAGE!

I greatly appreciate your post!


posted on Jun, 9 2006 @ 09:01 AM
That's exactly what I thought - was Good Morning Vietnam based on Dave Rabbit.

Don't know if Robin was on the lines then, but I do remember reading that a lot of it was ad-libbed, same with many of his films from around that time.

posted on Jun, 9 2006 @ 04:30 PM
Hi Ed.... thanks for stopping by.

Yeah, as I said above..... Adrian was the REAL person.... and Robin was the actor Portraying Adrian.... I'm not even sure, honestly, if Robin ever served in the military at all... I seriously doubt it. You are correct that Robin Williams is a master of Ad-Lib. But as I told Doc, I like to feel that the show we did in 1971 and propagated worldwide throughout the military community was SOME inspiration for the writers when they started doing their research on Adrian.

Thanks for coming in and saying Hi.


posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 10:19 AM

The black soldiers back then called white soldiers "rabbit", a derogatory name second only to honky.

Is that why you use rabbit in your name?

Just curious

posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 12:58 AM
Hi Sleeper.....

Actually... NO. When I was growing up in Dallas in the '60's ...... I had a High School band..... and our unofficial MANAGER was a Dallas DJ who was on KLIF by the radio name of Jimmy Rabbit. Jimmy is now deceased..... but it was HOMAGE to HIM..... nothing racial.

Thanks for taking the time to post.


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