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2:
Ronald Coleman
3:
117th
4:
66-67
5:
ronretltc@aol.com
Date:
7/6/2002
Time:
9:27:59 AM
Remote User:

Comments

Email from Al Bennett


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2:
Roger B. Fulton
3:
117th
4:
1966-67
5:
Crewchief012@aol.com
Date:
7/7/2002
Time:
3:45:46 PM
Remote User:

Comments

I would like to hear from crew members 1966-67


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2:
Oscar Flores
3:
117th
4:
1969-70
5:
FloresOsclen441@aol.com
Date:
7/8/2002
Time:
10:21:52 AM
Remote User:

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I am the VP to this association.


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2:
MICHAEL NEWMAN (PAPPA SAN)
3:
117TH
4:
9/71-9/72
5:
NEWMANKIM@CITLINK.NET
Date:
7/20/2002
Time:
7:40:34 PM
Remote User:

Comments

MY SON MICHAEL HAD BEEN SEARCHING THE WEB FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY UNIT. I'M GLAD HE FOUND THIS ASSOCIATION - IT SURE STIRS UP A LOT OF OLD MEMORIES.


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2:
john bolles
3:
117th
4:
feb67-feb68
5:
jwb5989@aol.com
Date:
7/23/2002
Time:
10:29:41 PM
Remote User:

Comments

saw the reunion add in the DAV mag


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2:
Michael Shripsa
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117th
4:
12/65 to 7/66
5:
hotlbldr@bellsouth.net
Date:
7/25/2002
Time:
11:02:52 AM
Remote User:

Comments

Was door gunner on Sidewinder1


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2:
Richard R. Izold
3:
117
4:
Feb66-Aug66
5:
izold1@juno.com
Date:
7/27/2002
Time:
9:39:43 PM
Remote User:

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Card from 117thAHCVA

Just wondering if anyone besides myself served in this outfit while it was still the 117th TC Airmobile. Maybe I should look into the rest of the Website.


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2:
Ingersoll, James G.
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117
4:
April71/March72
5:
CInger6011@AOL.COM
Date:
7/27/2002
Time:
10:21:36 PM
Remote User:

Comments

Received letter from Al Bennett


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2:
Wendell Brooks
3:
117th
4:
Dec. 66 - Dec. 67
5:
wcb2896@netscape.net
Date:
7/29/2002
Time:
8:41:11 AM
Remote User:

Comments

Looking forward to reunion in DFW


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2:
Johnnie Merchant
3:
8th TC - 117th TC Airmobile
4:
Jan 63 -Dec 63
5:
jmerchant609@earthlink.net
Date:
7/31/2002
Time:
8:58:32 PM
Remote User:

Comments

Grover(Frank)Thompson. We were both in WORWAC 62-2. We, along with several classmates, showed up in Nam and were split among the original 5 H-21 TC's. Frank loved it so much he just kept going back!


1:
240th AHC Flightline
2:
FRENCHY
3:
240th A H C
4:
67/68
5:
PLACH5@AOL.COM
Date:
8/2/2002
Time:
8:38:57 AM
Remote User:

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E MAIL FROM AL BENNETT ,REAL NICE WEB SITE AND A GREAT OUTFIT IN RVN .CHECKED OUT YOUR SITE WELL DONE ITS GOOD TO SEE OTHER BROTHERS IN A H C PUTTING UP WEB SITES .THE HEALING CONTINUES THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO VISIT . WELCOME HOME BROTHERS "BONJOU_R" FRENCHY LACHANCE 240 AHC CREWCHIEF/LINECHIEF MADDOGS GUN PLATOON BEARCAT CLASS OF 67/68 --------


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2:
Fry, Dennis Lee
3:
117th Aviation (AML)
4:
April 1964-April 1965
5:
dfry@nightowl.net
Date:
8/6/2002
Time:
12:58:13 AM
Remote User:

Comments

I did a google search for Capt. Raymond O. Fossum. He took care of a 17 year old wild child. I'll never forget Capt. Fossum til I die.


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2:
Dave Shanklin
3:
117th
4:
april-july 66
5:
dshan10670@aol.com
Date:
8/15/2002
Time:
3:26:21 PM
Remote User:

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Al Bennett Email,. I came to 117th from the real cav, ( 1/9 ) Part of that "infusion " program. We were almost on the ocean with base camp, but spent our time near Pleiku.


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2:
Bruce Swander
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4:
68-70 USMC
5:
bruceswander@hotmail.com
Date:
8/23/2002
Time:
10:45:21 AM
Remote User:

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Need some help on one of your fallen pilots. Am doing some research on ground troops on 18 Aug 68. WO Michael Harlament died of wounds on 20 Aug, and may have been involved on the 18th. He had only been in-country for a month, but wondering if anyone remembers him and/or what had happened to him? VHPA doesn't show a tail number, and I can't find any 1D's that crashed. We (think) that he may have been in an unauthorized Raven that day that had been attached to 222nd. Pls email me.


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2:
Glenn Fishbough
3:
117th
4:
Jul 66 - Nov 67
5:
psgs@enter.net
Date:
8/27/2002
Time:
7:26:16 PM
Remote User:

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Sp5 flight operations specialist 71p20

I would like to hear from Dave Bloomengarten or Bill Topp


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2:
al sever
3:
4:
68-72
5:
als@pcspower.net
Date:
9/12/2002
Time:
10:15:21 PM
Remote User:

Comments

Check out my book, XIN LOI, VIET NAM on Amazon or B&N sites. Crew chief 68-72; Slicks & Guns: From the Delta to the DMZ.


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http://www.brianwizard.com
2:
Brian Wizard
3:
118th AHC
4:
5/68-5/69
5:
bwizard@brianwizard.com
Date:
9/23/2002
Time:
8:47:40 PM
Remote User:

Comments

Personal contact. I host the 145th CABA website from my personal website. Please visit the 145th CABA website when you can. It too has history and more.

Welcome Home to all that returned alive, and to all in spirit that did not.

If you flew with the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion, please join the association if you haven't already, and come to our 2003 reunion to be held at Ft. Rucker in June.

Cheers, Brian Wizard, gunner on the 118th smokeship Pollution IV.

PS: I have stories and video, music and more regarding my combat experience, plus a report on my return to Viet Nam in 1999. Some items are for free and others for sale on my site. Sales help maintain the 145th CABA website.


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2:
Bruce Swander
3:
4:
68-70 USMC, 1stMAW
5:
bruceswander@hotmail.com
Date:
10/10/2002
Time:
1:24:24 AM
Remote User:

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Researching WO Micheal Harlamert, KIA 19680820, with your Unit. He had only been in-country for a month. No tail# identified, and I need to talk to anyone that may remember him. May have been hit by a round in an OH-6A Raven(non-117th)that day with a 9th Inf Col onboard.


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2:
Jerry D. Reeves
3:
117
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10/13/02
5:
jdcreeves@aol.com
Date:
10/13/2002
Time:
9:11:55 PM
Remote User:

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my brother was in this unit in 1966 was just guessing their must be a site.


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nanette wheeler
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4:
5:
nmwcna@aol.com
Date:
10/22/2002
Time:
9:40:17 PM
Remote User:

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grandpa. his brother died in the 117th.his name is lorean reeves.


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2:
MICHAEL D. EMERTON
3:
117TH
4:
68 69 70
5:
ashleadawnsportfishing@yahoo.com
Date:
10/25/2002
Time:
11:32:36 PM
Remote User:

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college research paper ...by my daughter


 


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2:
William Harley
3:
117th
4:
65-66
5:
missdkw33@hotmail.com
Date:
10/27/2002
Time:
2:38:42 PM
Remote User:

Comments

VFW Magazine. Looking forward to next reunion.


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2:
Jeff Houghton
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4:
5:
vtdeucedriver@yahoo.com
Date:
10/30/2002
Time:
7:53:32 AM
Remote User:

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Welcome Home!!!! Great page you guys have. I just wanted you to know that one of your ships still exists. 65-09679 or Warlord 679. I found a pic of her as "Pussy Galore". Anyone interested, e mail me and I will foreward a pic of her as what she is doing and looks like.


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2:
Dennis W.P. Davis
3:
117th.
4:
Sept. 65
5:
ddwwppdd@aol.com
Date:
11/3/2002
Time:
8:58:14 AM
Remote User:

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Surfed in. Looking for Matthew Luksa, we where stationed at Qhuin Nhon as door gunners from the 25th. Looking for him a long time. 708-479-0400 Thanks


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2:
Richard J. Benedick
3:
117 th
4:
65 - 66
5:
benedick@qtm.net
Date:
11/6/2002
Time:
8:54:30 PM
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2:
Glidewell, Paul R.
3:
117th
4:
65-66
5:
karen_paul_99@yahoo.com
Date:
11/11/2002
Time:
1:41:59 PM
Remote User:

Comments

search


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joe parent
3:
117th
4:
67-68
5:
baskin50@aol.com
Date:
11/14/2002
Time:
5:06:25 AM
Remote User:

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Looking for bill schoble and my gunner jones. Also any info on tail #67-208,heard she was still out there?


 

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2:
Garry Noonan
3:
117th
4:
11/64 to 5/65
5:
garrynoonan@aol.com
Date:
12/7/2002
Time:
3:23:50 PM
Remote User:

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Membership


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2:
Ronald Mark Smith
3:
117
4:
5:
Country777@earthlink.net
Date:
12/10/2002
Time:
10:04:24 PM
Remote User:

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My Father flew as a door gunner in your group for a few tours. I have been proud of him and all of you for doing what you were trained to do and knowing from my Dad you guys did one heck of a job. My hats off to all of you.

Sincerly: Ronald Mark Smith


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2:
Larry Gruhn
3:
117th
4:
Sept 67-Sept 68
5:
walleye060@aol.com
Date:
1/2/2003
Time:
8:12:17 AM
Remote User:

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Roy Creech contacted me via e-mail. Saw my name on 145th CAB guest book


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2:
ROBERT W. ELLIOTT
3:
117TH
4:
11-67/11-68
5:
ELLIO174@AOL.COM
Date:
1/9/2003
Time:
10:13:42 AM
Remote User:

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JUST SURFIN AROUND


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2:
Edgar Moore "Junior"
3:
117th Aviation Battalion
4:
1965-1966
5:
sandskessinger@yahoo.com
Date:
1/10/2003
Time:
12:30:20 AM
Remote User:

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my father (junior) was in the 140th transportation detachment...if anybody knows of anyone he served with, he would love to hear from you..thanks to you all for our freedom!! sincerely, sheryl


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2:
Ray Seale
3:
117th
4:
Dec 63-May64
5:
RSeale9534@aol.com
Date:
1/10/2003
Time:
12:41:05 AM
Remote User:

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I know some one out there was there when i was? There was a PFC who drank lots, and fill sand bags for all personnel who did bad things(only way i can put not) but loved the duty, no kidding, 7 days drink, 21 days fill sand bags, and the best mechanic ever--1st UH1 mechanic QN


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2:
JOHN ORAZIO
3:
117 SIDEWINDER
4:
1970 1971
5:
LOUPEGROUPE@AOL.COM
Date:
1/16/2003
Time:
6:28:42 PM
Remote User:

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LUCK OF THE DRAW


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www.I-Served.com
2:
Don C. Hall
3:
F Co., 51 LRP (Abn.) Infantry
4:
July 1967 to June 1968
5:
DonCHall@msn.com
Date:
1/17/2003
Time:
6:17:35 PM
Remote User:

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Looking for anyone who flew for my unit in Vietnam. Have an award winning film documentary "SILENT VICTORY" in which (retired) General Norman Schwarzkopf helped us out because he knew what F/51 LRP and it's pilots did in RVN before, during and after Tet 1968. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Trying to locate TOM HALLIWELL about his Recondo books for added information. God bless.


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2:
Martin Knudslien
3:
Charlie  Holloways Friend
4:
Oct 62  Oct 63-57th TC and 120 Ashc
5:
mtallwood@aol.com
Date:
1/17/2003
Time:
7:47:00 PM
Remote User:

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E-Mail from Bobby Bruce


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2:
Gerald Alessi
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140th
4:
67-68
5:
jerry.alessi@kfs-bank.com
Date:
1/19/2003
Time:
11:09:41 AM
Remote User:

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searching this website


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http://www.281stahc-assn.org/
2:
Fred Mentzer "Wolf Pack 36"
3:
117th AML
4:
2-64/2-65
5:
fmentzer@earthlink.net
Date:
1/26/2003
Time:
1:03:43 PM
Remote User:

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Did a search with Copernic. Nice job on the website. Please add the above URL as the link to the 281st AHC Association. The link you have is to the 2nd Platoon of the 281st.

Take a gander at the 3rd Platoon website at: http://wolfpack36.org

Fred

ps - Barc Boyd and I, second tour 281st AHC "Wolf Pack 36's", were in the 8th Trans/117th AML in the early days.


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2:
William Harley
3:
117th
4:
Jan 65-Jan 66
5:
WKHarley@msn.com
Date:
1/27/2003
Time:
12:06:48 PM
Remote User:

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VFW Magazine


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2:
John Manchester
3:
117th
4:
66-67
5:
john.w.manchester@valley.net
Date:
2/5/2003
Time:
9:27:35 AM
Remote User:

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surfin the web


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http://www.brianwizard.com
2:
Brian Wizard
3:
118th AHC
4:
5/68-5/69
5:
bwizard@brianwizard.com
Date:
3/5/2003
Time:
5:46:49 PM
Remote User:

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Howdy, everyone. I just wanted to point out that from my website you can download a short report about my return to Viet Nam in 1999, For Free under short stories, and you can download my music video (I don't want) Permission to Kill, For Free, and you can download the condensed version of my novel Permission to Kill, which is titled Pollution IV as an e-book. Also, I used to host the 145th CABA website, but that duty has been transferred to the association itself. You can still link to the site from my site or type in www.oldwarriors.com

Cheers, Brian Wizard


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2:
Lynda Ekstrom
3:
no
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5:
lynnagay@hotmail.com
Date:
3/20/2003
Time:
11:40:23 AM
Remote User:

Comments

Researching for a friend who was in the 117th Assault Unit


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2:
Michael K. Brownfield
3:
117th Assault Helicopter Company
4:
8-1976 to 9-1977
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mkb@mtco.com
Date:
3/24/2003
Time:
5:14:13 AM
Remote User:

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Hello to all. Just found my old unit. Sgt. Brown send me a email if you see this. Proud Toro


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http://baliwww.com
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sarmi
3:
30th
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5:
ablmilist@baliwww.com
Date:
3/25/2003
Time:
2:07:55 AM
Remote User:

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What a great site, greetings from Bali, keep up the good work and see also my site http://baliwww.com


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2:
JON  HUBOF
3:
117th
4:
3-70/3-71
5:
jhubof@aol.com
Date:
3/25/2003
Time:
9:28:16 PM
Remote User:

Comments


1:
http://my.tenforward.com/bud/
2:
"BUD"Schmidt
3:
4:
5:
bud@tenforward.com
Date:
4/6/2003
Time:
9:56:01 AM
Remote User:

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I suggest that all your viewers take a look at the Link on IVORY SOAP on this web site to learn about the 1st Helicopters that the military used during WW II that we of the U.S. Merchant Marine hauled around for them on our Liberty ships which wasn't released to the public until sometime in 1992. We are proud veterans today; http://my.tenforward.com/bud/ Harold "BUD" Schmidt Sr. Sequim, WA. A mover and shaker for ALL Veterans who served this great country....>>>


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Flight Operations
2:
Raul D. Serrano
3:
117th
4:
1964-1965
5:
Jser11468@aol.com
Date:
4/8/2003
Time:
12:00:27 AM
Remote User:

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VFW MAGAZINE, April 2003 Are there any names for this unit June 1964- December 1965?


 

1:
http://my.tenforward.com/bud/
2:
Harold "BUD" Schmidt Sr.
3:
4:
Oct.1944-Dec.1949
5:
bud@tenforward.com
Date:
4/9/2003
Time:
10:51:30 PM
Remote User:

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I would also remind those looking up this web site, to click onto the link called; Americas' 1st Military Helicopter Use. There they will find a story about one of the LAST living Air Forces 1st Helicopter pilots of World War II who only now after 58 years has finally recieved his medals that he earned for the some 17 rescues to did back then. I personnely met Bob Cowgill several times recently at his home and also help Fred Duncan of Huber Heights, OH. in geeting his story out into the open and push for his medals. PLEASE read the story that the newspaper in his area, The Leader of Port Townsand, Wash. did about him as well when looking over this web site; http://my.tenforward.com/bud/ A proud American Merchant Marine veteran of WW II. Harold "BUD" Schmidt Sr. CEO of the ; Juan de Fuca Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans group here in the state of Washington. bud@tenforward.com Fred Duncan e-mail him for inquiries at; duncanfm@email.msn.com


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2:
John Anderson
3:
5th SFG. (ABN)  B-36
4:
68 - 69
5:
johnamt@yahoo.com
Date:
4/13/2003
Time:
8:09:42 PM
Remote User:

Comments

searching the web


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2:
John Anderson
3:
5th SFG. (ABN)  B-36
4:
68 - 69
5:
johnamt@yahoo.com
Date:
4/13/2003
Time:
8:27:14 PM
Remote User:

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wanted info on crew members of UH-1H 66-16081 crashed 3/23/69: W.O. M. Douglas, 1st LT. G. Edwards, Sp/4 J.D. Wickes,Sp/4 Tommy Lee Barnes(KIA)117th AHC 145 CAB.


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  • 1:
    2:
    Ron Marchman
    3:
    117th
    4:
    1971
    5:
    RMARCHMAN@CAMBER.COM
    Date:
    4/14/2003
    Time:
    10:36:49 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    vhpa


    1:
    earthlink
    2:
    ray murphy
    3:
    no
    4:
    67/68 & 70/71
    5:
    raymurphy@email.com
    Date:
    4/20/2003
    Time:
    9:52:01 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    I was and still am looking for history of UH-1D, 65-09870. I did a search on Google for 65-09870 and your unit page came up.

    Ray


    1:
    2:
    Steven M. Scheel
    3:
    117th
    4:
    1969 - 1970
    5:
    scheel@optonline.net
    Date:
    4/22/2003
    Time:
    12:33:52 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    Went looking for information on the unit citation


    1:
    2:
    Idalia Flores
    3:
    Dad was in 117th
    4:
    5:
    italyf@hotmail.com
    Date:
    4/23/2003
    Time:
    12:29:59 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    My Dad was a doorgunner in the 117th... Just wanted everyone to know how proud I am of him. Check out his pics on the web site- "Oscar Flores' pictures"


     

    1:
    2:
    Dennis W.P. Davis
    3:
    117th.
    4:
    Sept. 65/ SHOT GUN X
    5:
    ddwwppdd@aol.com
    Date:
    4/26/2003
    Time:
    10:43:01 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    Surfed on; LOOKING FOR MATT LUKSA THAT WAS IN QUIN NHON IN 65' FROM THE 25TH. 708-479-0400


    1:
    2:
    Don Colston    Spec 4
    3:
    256th Signal
    4:
    5/65 to 11/65
    5:
    cmc70mdc73@mn.rr.com
    Date:
    5/13/2003
    Time:
    12:45:22 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    Was looking for members of the 256th Signal. We did the avionics repair on your ships.Remember when we moved from Quin Nhon to Don ba thin ? I was the guy who kept that 10KW generator running night and day so you could have radios and lights in the command tent and juice for the refrigerator!What happened to the 256th???


    1:
    2:
    CWO-2 Donald Douglas
    3:
    117 Warlord 15
    4:
    7/68-7/69
    5:
    honeyhill382@cs.com
    Date:
    5/14/2003
    Time:
    7:33:05 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    Would like to here form anyone who served in the 117th in 68 or 69 or anyone else who was associate with the Warlords


    1:
    http://www.kitchentablegang.org
    2:
    Charlie Taliaferro
    3:
    4:
    5:
    chast@kitchentablegang.org
    Date:
    5/26/2003
    Time:
    10:07:28 AM
    Remote User:

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    We are not selling you anything. This is simply an invitation for Vietnam veterans and friends to visit us at:

    http://www.kitchentablegang.org

    on this Memorial Day weekend.

    Charles Taliaferro THE KITCHEN TABLE GANG TRUST


    1:
    2:
    robert j thomas bob
    3:
    117th68
    4:
    68-69
    5:
    Date:
    6/3/2003
    Time:
    12:57:18 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments


     

    1:
    2:
    SP5 GERALD MARTIN
    3:
    117TH
    4:
    FEB 67-FEB 8th 68
    5:
    GMARTIN158@AOL.COM
    Date:
    6/4/2003
    Time:
    12:03:39 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    CREW CHIEF BEACH BUM 498..... GUNNER SGT. TENNISON(TEN E O).... FROM CHICAGO. TOP FIRST SGT.WOODS . LAST SEEN FT SILL OK.69


     1:
    2:
    George Lattin
    3:
    4:
    5:
    glattin@prodigy.net
    Date:
    6/14/2003
    Time:
    3:34:39 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    I have moved "FAC's Map Case" to:

    http://www.davidlattin.com/military/fac/maps/

    George Lattin Walt 20, O-1 FAC


    1:
    2:
    Joseph Randall Taylor
    3:
    117th
    4:
    6/70-7/71
    5:
    Date:
    6/18/2003
    Time:
    5:48:19 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    VFW mag.


     1:
    Spc.5 Maintenance Pl.
    2:
    Z.Andy Warot
    3:
    117th
    4:
    5/69-6/70
    5:
    warota@aol.com
    Date:
    8/19/2003
    Time:
    8:58:09 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    Just looking for 117th ahc to see if ,there is some news recorded by friends serving their tour in RVN.

    My name Andy Warot (Polak) Spc.5 I was team leader in maintenance pl.(all flying birds)may 69-june 70 If anyone remembers me please call me at 617-282-6802, I live in Boston,MA or www.warota@aol.com

    Looking forward to hear from you and refresh old, and share new ways of living. Wishing you all the best,

    Andy


    Your Name::
    Allen Bennett
    Email address::
    namvet42@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Feb 67-68
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    we designed it
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Georgia/USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    www.117thahc.org
    Date:
    8/23/2003
    Time:
    7:59:26 PM
    Remote User:

    COMMENTS:

    WELCOME HOME BROTHERS AND SISTERS!


     Your Name::
    Ronald Renfro
    Email address::
    eagle3387@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    June '65 - Jun '66
    What was your position with the company?:
    Sidewinder Plat Ldr
    How did you find this web site?:
    An email from an 117th AHC Vet
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Nevada/USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/24/2003
    Time:
    4:30:52 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    It was great to see many familiar names and to reflect back on some experiences, some better than others.


    Your Name::
    Bob Schoen
    Email address::
    pbschoen@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Jul70-71
    What was your position with the company?:
    Warlord11
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Louisiana
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/5/2003
    Time:
    10:22:55 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Long ago and far away


    Your Name::
    richard rothman
    Email address::
    frienf_of_the@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1970-71
    What was your position with the company?:
    lowest on the pole
    How did you find this web site?:
    curiouscity
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    brunswick ga
    Do you have a web site?:
    negitive
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/20/2003
    Time:
    4:03:07 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    god are we getting old.........


    Your Name::
    Marsha S Finley
    Email address::
    empyrean@ematic.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes -post Vietnam
    If so, when?:
    Sep 79 - Nov 80
    What was your position with the company?:
    2nd Flt Plt Ldr / Motor Officer
    How did you find this web site?:
    Google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Virginia / USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/23/2003
    Time:
    8:11:21 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Suxch a rich heritage you gave us who followed you! Support at Dak To, etc.

    I was in the unit as it stood down.-m 2nd Flt Platoon Leader & Motor Officer... 523 was my aircraft. I'd look at the log book & see all those VietNam hours, and just wonder... This web site has helped fill in the blanks!

    I discovered an irony today... and I thought that you'd be the folks to tell...

    My cousin - JE Shuyler - was Capt Carpenters medic at Toumorong (Dak To) in Operation Hawthorne. It may have been one of you who brought him back to us after he died on 9 June 1966.

    The irony? I was the third from the last officer to leave(Nov 1980) the 117th at ChunChon as we turned the unit over to South Korea. I did not know, until today, that my first aviation unit shared the same PUC as did my cousins unit. It is quite possible that I flew (in 79 - 80) the very Huey that brought him off the battlefield in 1966...

    Thanks for all your heritage and bravery. I appreciate it more now that ever.

    Thanks!

    Marsha S Finley MAJ, USA, AVN (Ret)


    Your Name::
    RODNEY BERRY
    Email address::
    rjbberry@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    YES
    If so, when?:
    1968-70
    What was your position with the company?:
    FLIGHT OPERATIONS
    How did you find this web site?:
    SURFING
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    WASHINGTON
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/26/2003
    Time:
    9:40:40 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    WELCOME HOME TO ALL BROTHERS


    Your Name::
    John Franks
    Email address::
    Picker54@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Aug67-Jun 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    PSG Sidewinders
    How did you find this web site?:
    Surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    USA/ALabama
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    10/13/2003
    Time:
    10:56:41 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    A beautiful web site! Welcome home guys ! Remember the guys we left...Hats off to all who fell and also those who made it home. There are some fond memories of the 117th, but also some very sad ones.We all lost friends, no doubt. By the way, does anyone know what happened to Herman Trent or SSG Nelson (Mess Sgt, 1968) ?


    Your Name::
    Aaron Newton
    Email address::
    anewton 55@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    67 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    Told about it
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Ga
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    10/18/2003
    Time:
    11:18:21 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I wanted to see if there were any of the guys I could remenber I was with the sidewinders


    Your Name::
    Alan Gott
    Email address::
    alan.gott@eustis.army.mil
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    6/70 - 3/71
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Chief  2nd Flt. Plt.
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Virginia USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/7/2003
    Time:
    2:17:46 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Great site. It's nice to recognize some old names. I spent 26 years in the Army after leaving the 117th.


    Your Name::
    sammie hill
    Email address::
    u1542@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    68-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    crash rescue/fireman
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    u.s.
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    no
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/13/2003
    Time:
    11:10:22 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    i love this site it seem to get better each year.i've made some good contacts with some of guys i left behind.


    Your Name::
    John W. Russell
    Email address::
    twiceasnice@sisna.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    feb 71 to feb 72
    What was your position with the company?:
    CW2 pilot, light ship  Pink Panthers
    How did you find this web site?:
    key word 117th ahc
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Calif.
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/14/2003
    Time:
    11:51:34 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    After feb 71 I lost all memories of viet nam execpt for fun times with cw kendall my co pilot and best friend. On aug. 1, 2003 a small part of my memories came back and another vet saw that I was suffering from PTSD and drove me to the VA hospital and was put into a lock down addiction and mental ward for 17 days I was then transfered to the National Center for PTSD which I graduated from 10-28-03. Durring my stay there I rembered that my friends first name was Jerry and that he and my crew were KIA shortly after I left Viet Nam. Thanks to your web site I located Jerry's name and the names of my crew KIA 3-15-71. Unfortunely None of the names execpt Jerry's do I remember. Also other names of guys on the roster don't ring any bells even other KIA's. I am not currently looking for any details that I dont rember at this time the PTSD Center did not want to unlock any more than I rember at this time. I only remger pieces of 4 events at this time. thanks to the Center for PTSD I am starting a new life with new friends and goals and I am starting to finnaly have a meaningful life. If anyone knowes of a vet with PTSD try your best to get them to a vet center for help I can't tell you how happy a fellow vet took me to get help. If any one wants to contact me I would like that. John W Russell twiceasnice@sisna.com. P.O. Box 785 El Granada, Calif. 94018 650-619-3527 (Cell)


    Your Name::
    perry apking
    Email address::
    papking123@wmconnect.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    65-66
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    surf
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    florida
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/19/2003
    Time:
    9:26:44 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    looking for Tuttle and Fenton


    Your Name::
    Kenneth Scales
    Email address::
    kenns382@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    If so, when?:
    Aug'70 - Aug'71
    What was your position with the company?:
    CE   67-17382
    How did you find this web site?:
    Web surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    MI
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/4/2003
    Time:
    6:19:04 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    The website brings back lots of memories, gooed and bad. Still, after 29 years of service, they are among the best.


    Your Name::
    ROBERT HICKEY
    Email address::
    RTHEPOOH@AOL.COM
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    YES
    If so, when?:
    67-68
    What was your position with the company?:
    CE SIDEWINDER 586
    How did you find this web site?:
    SURFING
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    NEW YORK
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/13/2003
    Time:
    7:11:23 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I AM PLEASED WITH THE WEB SITE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE,ESPECIALLY FROM THE BROTHERS.THERE WAS NO REPRESENTATION IN THE PHOTOS I SEEN. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE,LET ME KNOW HOW.


     

     

    Your Name::
    michael kopperude
    Email address::
    boscoe@prtel.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    71-72
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    went looking
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    minnesota
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/18/2003
    Time:
    11:10:39 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I just want to say thanks to all the other vets that helped me make thru Viet Nam.


    Your Name::
    Gregg Watson
    Email address::
    swatty68@aol
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    my father was Joseph Robert Watson
    If so, when?:
    1968-1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    He was a crew cheif
    How did you find this web site?:
    friend
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/18/2003
    Time:
    10:29:44 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Trying to find info on his unit, or anything about the sidewinders


     

     

    Your Name::
    James Hutcherson
    Email address::
    hutcherson04@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1968-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    Maintance/Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Library
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Louisiana
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/13/2004
    Time:
    11:38:10 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Interested in obtaining information on 117thAHC reunions and any other information regarding 117thAHC,ie;pictures,etc.


     

    Your Name::
    Carl Norris
    Email address::
    cnorris16@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Jul 1969 - July 1970
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot   1st Plt
    How did you find this web site?:
    Allen Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Sierra Vista, Arizona
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    No
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/19/2004
    Time:
    3:02:27 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    This site brings back lots of memories, mostly good memories but some sad ones also. I flew with the 1st Plt when it was led by Cpt Mike (Iron Mike)Reitz who was killed along with all of his crew plus our Artillery FO (Shocker)and two LRRPs on 3 September 1969. Cpt Smith then became our Plt Leader. When Cpt Smith returned to the States, I was given command of the Plt. Upon my departure to the States in July 1970, Cpt James Dawson, from Charleston,SC assumed command of the Plt. After 22 years military service and another 20 years Civil Service,working for the Army, I felt I had had enough. I am completely retired now living in Arizona and trying to age gracefully.

    I would like to thank Allen Bennett for putting this web site together.


    Your Name::
    Andy Dunbar
    Email address::
    Andy Dunbar@msn.com  ?
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Dec 66-Dec 67
    What was your position with the company?:
    CE
    How did you find this web site?:
    Tom Halliwell
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Hope Indiana
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/20/2004
    Time:
    9:51:42 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Great site Love the music Tom Halliwell I owe you a letter Hello to Bill Cooper Dale Rogers Capt. Knox Clear Left K


    Your Name::
    James E. Helms Sr.
    Email address::
    jhelmssr@sc.rr.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Heli-Vets
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    USA/South Carolina
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    no
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/27/2004
    Time:
    11:10:52 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I servered with the 1st Cav as a crew chief on a Night Hawk, at Phouc Vinh. My company was Ebrty82arty(aviation),I was wounded on Sept23,69 and was flown out to Japan to the 106th General Hospital, then sent to Ft. Bragg, NC and last to Ft.Riley,KS,etsOct27,71. I now live at Myrtle Beach, SC, retired from the US POST OFFICE and 100% disable from the VA. Spend most of time fileing claims for other vet, DAV Service Officer.


    Your Name::
    Meeler, Bill
    Email address::
     rollingsearental@earthlink.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    April 67-4Feb 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Sidewinder 6, Cpt.
    How did you find this web site?:
    web surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Florida
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/11/2004
    Time:
    11:16:38 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    looking forward to reuniting with some old friends, the best people that I have ever known, I have already emailed Britt Knox and received a reply. When I first saw the 117th web page it made me proud and I would like to say thanks for the obvious hard work and dedication that all have put into it, I am sorry that I have been lax in looking up my old friends...life and time has traveled at warp speed these past 30 plus years. thanks, Bill.....


     Your Name::
    leon mruczkowski
    Email address::
    winski@bigpond.net.au
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes 8th trans.co.
    If so, when?:
    1962
    What was your position with the company?:
    crewchief  h21c
    How did you find this web site?:
    google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    australia
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    na
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/15/2004
    Time:
    1:40:29 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    not much info on us first in country and started the vn war


    Your Name::
    Dennis Nicol
    Email address::
    dancnicol@netzero.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing for info about a family member
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Utah
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/21/2004
    Time:
    11:32:23 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am looking for any information regarding Sgt. Jack B Sutphen, KIA 25 January, 1968. He was with the 117AHC. He was my cousin. Even though I was only 10 at the time of his death, I remember him well. We were very close and he will never be forgotten. Dennis Nicol


    Your Name::
    Larry Dean Grubbs
    Email address::
    MlrLtMan@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No! My Friend was
    If so, when?:
    1967-68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Maintenance/Crew Chief Gunships
    How did you find this web site?:
    Thru the AOL Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Hastings, OK.
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    N/A
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/27/2004
    Time:
    9:15:32 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am a retired 1Sgt. 1987. C Troup 2-6 cav., AH-64 Apache's, 6th Cav. Bde. Ft Hood, DAV, Viet Nam Vet. 162nd AHC, Phuc Vinh, 65-66, Maint. 128th AHC Phu Loi, 66-67-68, Maint. Tech Insp, Crew Chief Gunslinger 010. I'm trying to help a fellow Retired friend find some of his buddies he was with in the 117th, Pink Panters & Sidewinders, Guns, Don Bai Tin, 67-68. My friend's name is Danial R Asmus, Lives in Apache, OK. Retired, DAV. He is looking for Steve (?) Gentry Who at that time lived at 33 $ 3rd St. NYC. Also looking for a Friend, can't remember his name, from Perriton, Tx. & any one else who may remember him. If your memory is like mine it's rough. Thank You for your help Gun Ships all the way. ps: If any of ya out there were ever with the 162nd or 128th AHC, please contact me. I joined the Army in Feb 63, Pittsburgh, Pa. I now live in OK. LOL.


    Your Name::
    Trey McLean
    Email address::
    treym2326@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    My father was
    If so, when?:
    1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    Warrant Officer
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    deceased
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/9/2004
    Time:
    12:12:14 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    My father was Jimmy McLean "lil Dinger" -- Sidewinder 4. He is now deceased. Died 1999 from cancer.


    Your Name::
    DiAnne McLean
    Email address::
    missinhim@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    my husband was
    If so, when?:
    1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    Warrant Officer
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Illinois
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/9/2004
    Time:
    12:15:35 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    My husband - CW4 Jimmy R McLean - "Lil Dinger" - Sidewinder 4 died in 1999 from cancer.


    Your Name::
    Jim Adams
    Email address::
    jimadams1949@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    52nd CAB website
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Ohio
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    n/a
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/22/2004
    Time:
    9:00:28 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was in the 170th AHC in 1970. Welcome home to all!


    Your Name::
    Dennis Lundstrom
    Email address::
    slundstrom@iw.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1969-1971
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Chief/Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    search engine
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    South Dakota
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/23/2004
    Time:
    8:46:22 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I have good memories of flying nights on the lightship, cruising the Cambodian border with my good buddies, Sam Weir of PA and Mr. Geonelli of NY.



    Your Name::
    Jerry Coldren
    Email address::
    jkc210@gbronline.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    140thCHFM attached to 8thTrans
    If so, when?:
    1961-1962
    What was your position with the company?:
    Airframe Repair
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Chelsea, OK
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    na
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/31/2004
    Time:
    9:59:20 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Like Leon Mruczkowski stated hard to get info on the 8th Trans and 140th CHFM. Would like to hear from any 140th CHFM vets. Especially 1961-62 who were at Ft. Bragg and then on to Qui Nhon, VN. Attended 145th CAB reunion last year and met two pilots from the 8th during that period. Hope to be at 04 reunion of 117th in June.



     

    Your Name::
    Larry D McIntosh
    Email address::
    larryandsarah@opus.co.tt
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Feb - Dec 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot, 1st Plt (Annie Fannies)
    How did you find this web site?:
    Google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Trinidad, West indies
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/10/2004
    Time:
    11:36:42 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    James P. Boone
    Email address::
    jboone@changind.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    '78 & '79  Korea
    What was your position with the company?:
    Huey Crewchief
    How did you find this web site?:
    Previous Visit
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    California
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/4/2004
    Time:
    1:36:16 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Served in the 117th, which after Vietnam was sent directly to Korea, and stationed at A-306, Camp Paige, Chunchon. During my tour, I crewed 66-16262, which had seen previous action as part of the unit in the RVN. That was a strong aircraft with a leaky blade grip, and I wouldn't be surprised if she were still flying today. Photos of that bird are on this website. God Bless all of you vets of the RVN


    Your Name::
    Dailey Dalton
    Email address::
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1963-1965
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew cheif
    How did you find this web site?:
    magizine
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    michigan
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/8/2004
    Time:
    1:40:14 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    when is the next reunion and where?


    Your Name::
    Stephen Owens
    Email address::
    owensss@earthlink.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    March 67-October 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    WO Pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/25/2004
    Time:
    2:55:21 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Michael Schauger
    Email address::
    toobusy@att.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    apr 65 - apr 66
    What was your position with the company?:
    140th CHFM
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Mississippi, USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    6/3/2004
    Time:
    8:31:47 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Been looking for more info on the 140th chfm and found the 117th. Glad to see that someone has taken an interest in keeping these units history alive. Thanks


    Your Name::
    Lawrence K. Wilks
    Email address::
    l.k.wilks@okplus.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1969-1970
    What was your position with the company?:
    Flight Engineer & Door Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Friend, Kenny  Haywood
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Oklahoma
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    6/8/2004
    Time:
    9:17:36 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Jimmy King
    Email address::
    star.whisper@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    66-67
    What was your position with the company?:
    Door gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Surfing net
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Oklahoma, USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    6/13/2004
    Time:
    3:06:08 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    When I found this web site, I felt like I had found old friends...I am looking for individuals who served with me, in process with VA for benefit determination. I also have photos I would like to share of Little Annie Fannie and my buddies.


    Your Name::
    Bill Junkins
    Email address::
    pedro71@pedroairrescuechopper.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    VHPA Links
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Wisconsin/USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    Yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    http://pedroairrescuechopper.net
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/1/2004
    Time:
    1:49:13 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Great site. Thanks for the ride.


    Your Name::
    Maritza Rios SWORD
    Email address::
    MaritzaSword187@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    My husband was: Brian G. Sword
    If so, when?:
    July 4th 1970 - April 1971
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pink Panther 2nd Flight Platoon
    How did you find this web site?:
    Internet
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/5/2004
    Time:
    7:33:16 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Yesterday, 4th of July was my husband?s 34th anniversary of his going to Vietnam. We were celebrating not only Independence Day but Thank God His Return from Vietnam. Brian got shot while trying to complete a mission that had already resulted in five helicopters shot down. Brian and I got married on February 14th, 2000. I would like to get in touch with those of you who know my husband, Brian G. Sword. We would like to go to the next meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2005. Pls. send us information about it. May God Bless You All and May God Bless America. ~Maritza Rios Sword


    Your Name::
    Terry Gardner
    Email address::
    tgardner48@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    July 1969-april 1970
    What was your position with the company?:
    door gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    msn-typed in co name
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Utah
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/6/2004
    Time:
    3:07:14 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Pat Slattery
    Email address::
    pslattery5@comcast.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Kansas
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/23/2004
    Time:
    8:19:40 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Found this web address on the Indiana Rangers web page report by Zita Moore. I was with Co. D 151st Rangers from late August of '69 until Uncle broke up the unit. I was RTO For Team 17. Some of you guys hauled my ass out of more than one tight situation. I also remember some damned hairy night insertions going in to reinforce other teams. I always knew the Annie Fannies and the Playboys were the best chopper units anywhere - from pilots to gunners to crew chiefs Never had to tell/ask you folks anything more than once and it was done. When one of you said you were coming in to get us, you came and got us, no hesitation. Man, did things change after you folks left before D Company was put on stand down. Your subs just couldn't fill your shoes. And it was worse when I got to F. Company with the 25th division. Everyone of you has my eternal gratitude and respect. Thanks for helping keep my butt alive.


    Your Name::
    Edward A. Leffler
    Email address::
    ed_leffler@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    10 Jan 66-04 Mar 67
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Chief/Door gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Nevada
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/23/2004
    Time:
    8:22:55 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I would like to attend the 2005 reunion and will keep in contact with this webb site.


    Your Name::
    Zita
    Email address::
    Zita.moore@us.army.mil
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    N/A
    What was your position with the company?:
    N/A
    How did you find this web site?:
    Link from D/151 site
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    D/151 Country - Indiana
    Do you have a web site?:
    yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    www.Indianarangers.com
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/26/2004
    Time:
    11:38:16 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    So totally enjoyed meeting Al Bennett, as well as Annie Fannie crewmembers Tom Joyner and Ken Haywood in Indianapolis. Thanks to first platoon, 117th AHC, I have a lot of very special friends in the Indiana Rangers. The Annie Fannie crews made sure they could get everyone out alive. For that I am forever grateful to the 117th - you guys rock! One crew perished during their tour, though. There will be a memorial service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN for Iron Mike Reitz and his crew, John Klingen, Reginald Begnoche, and Richard Stanley on September 12, 2004. Their helicopter crashed 4 September 1969. Also on board were Larry Kleiber and Kenneth Cummings of Company D (Ranger) 151st Infantry, and the forward observer attached to D/151. You Annie Fannie pilots are invited to the Company D (Ranger) 151st Infantry Reunion 12-14 August 2004. Hope to see lots of you there! Z


    Your Name::
    Allen R. Kopperud
    Email address::
    akopperud@manutech.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    140th
    If so, when?:
    65/66
    What was your position with the company?:
    SP5 Maintenance & Recovery Team
    How did you find this web site?:
    Wes Davis/Mike Schauger
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    California
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/23/2004
    Time:
    12:14:10 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    My time in Qui Nhon and Dong Ba Tin with you guys are precious to me, and as fresh in my mind as yesterday. God bless you all and keep you Safe.

     

     


    Your Name::
    Paul
    Email address::
    marlingny@taconic.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/30/2004
    Time:
    7:24:57 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    On this day in 1971 in the Republic of Vietnam - my life was forever entwined with the following men. SP4 BEHM, Chris Roger ............FL..09/30/71...P02W L30 WO1 HEBERT, Frederick Conrad .....VA..09/30/71...P02W L31 SP4 RICKS, Ronald Glenn .........TX..09/30/71...P02W L31 WO1 STANSBURY, Thomas Rogers .....TX..09/30/71...P02W L32 I will always remember and honor them for what they did. "Gary Owens" Paul


    Your Name::
    Jim Grissom
    Email address::
    jrg@provide.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Mar 67 - Mar 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    maintenance crewleader
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Michigan
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    10/4/2004
    Time:
    11:43:55 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Ed Aaron
    Email address::
    edandmickieaaronataol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    doorgunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Rec'd letter from VHCMA
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Jupiter Fl
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/7/2004
    Time:
    3:22:36 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Was only there appx 3 months. not sure exactly when-1st part of 69. Only people that I can recall were Robert Standard, Stanley, Nick Fotos.Anyone want to e-mail me-edandmickieaaron@aol.com.Call sign --Warlord 562...


    Your Name::
    bryan clifton
    Email address::
    joclifto@utmb.edu
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    net search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    tx
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/11/2004
    Time:
    12:13:42 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    If anybody new my father, James L. Clifton..he was a WO then received a direct commission, I sure would like to hear back from you...he was there 68-69 I think. He's still around and doing well, but occasionally still has flash backs one of which I witnessed during emergence from anesthesia 2 yrs ago...I think it would help if I could put him in touch with someone he knew.. thanks in advance Bryan Clifton, M.D.


      Your Name::
    Robert Vaul
    Email address::
    armyc4@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1965-1966
    What was your position with the company?:
    standarization pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    brousing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    California
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/25/2004
    Time:
    3:38:32 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Took the first UH-1Ds, aboard the USS Iwo Jima, together with 3 other helicopter companies. Landed at Vung Tau then to Ban Me Thout. Reassigned to the 117th Avn Co at Qui Nhon.


    Your Name::
    CPT Stephen Miles
    Email address::
    stephen.miles1@us.army.mil
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Texas
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/10/2004
    Time:
    12:37:39 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Greetings to all 117th AHC vets. I'm the commander of C Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment (Attack), the "Sidewinders." We have just returned from a year in Iraq and are in line to return. Just wanted to let you know that gunships with the Sidewinder call sign are still supporting US troops in combat. Thanks for all your sacrifices, we certainly appreciate them. v/r CPT Steve Miles Sidewinder 6


    Your Name::
    WAYLAND MULLENAX
    Email address::
    rjctlc68@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    SEPT. 1962- MAY 1964
    What was your position with the company?:
    SP/4 AIR MOBIL
    How did you find this web site?:
    MY DAUGHTER
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    NEW YORK
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/5/2005
    Time:
    12:53:37 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO SERVED WITH ME.


    Your Name::
    Michael Emerton
    Email address::
    ashleadawnsportfishing@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Siderwinder 1
    If so, when?:
    68 69 70
    What was your position with the company?:
    PILOT -- AC -IP
    How did you find this web site?:
    WANTED INFO ON THE 117TH
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    CA
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/9/2005
    Time:
    12:00:12 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Donald Douglas
    Email address::
    honeyhill1@verizon.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    68-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot/Warlord 15
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Temecula, California
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/14/2005
    Time:
    9:58:50 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just wanted to update my E-mail address. Always enjoy hearing from crew members and men from the 151 & 51 Infantry


    Your Name::
    Kelly Mayhew & Dennis Hawley
    Email address::
    Kellymayhew@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    usa - va
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    1/25/2005
    Time:
    10:05:50 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Hello, I'm Kelly Mayhew daughter of Col. John Mayhew 281st. My boyfriends father died last year and I'm trying to find any information about him. I would like to know if you know anything about his father. This is going to be a surprise for him so I don't have much info to go on. Information I have: Name John l Hawley He was a pilot or I think he was a gunner. He was in the 117 Air Brigade or Cave? I know the 117 is right. Pleiku -- I know he was in this area. Here is a copy of his obituary: John L. Hawley, 79, a career noncommissioned officer in the Army, died of respiratory failure July 28 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax. Mr. Hawley, a native of Pomeroy, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and flew B-17, B-24 and B-29 aircraft in the Pacific theater. His aerial reconnaissance photography over heavily defended enemy territory prepared troops for the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The work earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross. After World War II, he worked as a plant supervisor in a Chrysler Airtemp plant in Dayton, Ohio, for several years and then reenlisted in the military. He joined the Army and saw tours of duty in Japan, France, Belgium, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous Air Medals and Army Commendation Medals and retired in 1974 as a sergeant first class. If you have any information please let me know. I know I don't have much to go on. But it's worth a try. I hope you can help me! Thank you!!! Kelly Mayhew


     

    Your Name::
    Robert Inman
    Email address::
    RGranddaddy007@AOL.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1-1-70 to 4-30-71
    What was your position with the company?:
    doorgunner(Fire Fly)
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Michigan
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/13/2005
    Time:
    12:08:01 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just to say hello to all my brothers of the 117th assault helicopter co.


    Your Name::
    Thao Nguyen
    Email address::
    cuteasnswe3tie@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    WA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/14/2005
    Time:
    10:55:55 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am trying to search for my grandfather. He was a pilot in Tam Hiep, Long Binh and his best friend is Frank Nathe. All I know about his name is that his first name is Gary and his last name begins with an S. My grandmother's name is Lien Nguyen. If anyone knows her please email me. Thanks!


    Your Name::
    Wes Maydole
    Email address::
    maydole@montana.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Feb.67- Feb. 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Motor Pool Filled your showers
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Hamilton, Montana
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/15/2005
    Time:
    6:27:46 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I apologise if I burned the hide off any of you one day when I accidently put to much clorine in the water. I didn't take a shower that night.I remember some officer run out of their showers thats what gave me a clue. Great site keep up the good work.


    1:
    http://usmmv.com/
    2:
    Harold "BUD" Schmidt Sr.
    3:
    4:
    5:
    bud@tenforward.com
    Date:
    2/17/2005
    Time:
    9:25:23 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments

    In my Favorites listing. I urge ALL citizens to look through this web site for important articals about we who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. It can be found on this web site at: http://usmmv.com/


    Your Name::
    Harvey Pankow
    Email address::
    mpankow@teamvitek.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    67-68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    Google Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    California
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    2/21/2005
    Time:
    11:41:33 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Hi, I am crusing your site with my son. Are there any photos of WO Bouchard? I do not have a computer at this time but plan to purchase one soon. Please update your contact information: My address is: CW4 Harvey Pankow 922 Dale Court San Marcos, CA 92069 916.445.6073 Cell


    Your Name::
    Stan Barkdoll
    Email address::
    safeq@cvn.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    May 63- May 64
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    American Legion Mag
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Pennsylvania
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/5/2005
    Time:
    11:23:56 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Finally gettin' around to getting hearing aids. Damn H-21 midcase transmission is about the loudest noise you could possibly imagine. I wonder what ever happened to the bicycle with the steering wheel that I left behind. I'd appreciate any information on any airworthy H-21's that anyone knows about.


    Your Name::
    John Halcomb
    Email address::
    jev57@netzero.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    65 and 66
    What was your position with the company?:
    Perimeter Guard
    How did you find this web site?:
    American Legion reunion notices
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Ohio - USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/6/2005
    Time:
    5:50:58 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Skys are grey, clouds are fluffy, sun is near, stillness is early, but the dawn brings brightness. Keep the Faith Brothers.


    Your Name::
    sammie hill
    Email address::
    u1542@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    aug. 68-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    crash/rescue fireman
    How did you find this web site?:
    lifetime member
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    california
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/7/2005
    Time:
    11:24:12 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    ck. roster

  •  

  • Your Name::
    James J. Shippey
    Email address::
    dss69@earthlink.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Apr 64 - Apr 65
    What was your position with the company?:
    Door Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Saw it in the American Legion Magazine
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Florida
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/11/2005
    Time:
    3:09:15 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    None at this time. Thanks, Jim Shippey


    Your Name::
    Thomas H. Nadeau, CW4 AUS (ret.)
    Email address::
    tnadeau05@sprintpcs.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes, 1st Plt
    If so, when?:
    Mar 71 -Aug 71
    What was your position with the company?:
    rotorhead
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfed in
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Palm Coast, Fl
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/14/2005
    Time:
    7:05:29 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Cain Richard
    Email address::
    SHTRND51@insightbb.om
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    YES
    If so, when?:
    1970-12/71
    What was your position with the company?:
    acft repair parts (supply)
    How did you find this web site?:
    search engine
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Indepenence, Kentucky
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/19/2005
    Time:
    11:23:19 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Would like to hear from some of the guys. It's been a long time. It was some of the best and worst times.I think often of Ricks and Behm.


    Your Name::
    Bill Hardwick
    Email address::
    whardwick1020@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Houston, Tex.
    Do you have a web site?:
    y
    If so, what is your URL?:
    downsouthvietnam.com
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/23/2005
    Time:
    11:38:42 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Jack Cluff
    Email address::
    cluffer@adelphia.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
     dec-68-aug-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief  2 plt.  (slicks)
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/27/2005
    Time:
    6:12:26 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments: Lost track of this web site a few years ago. someone keep sending us a computer bug. hope to hear from some of you "old Farts" can't beleave is has been 38 years!

      Hope to hear from some of you. got some old pictures of some of you. Welcome home!!


    Your Name::
    Irvin E Lee
    Email address::
    irvine@peoplepc.comn
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No I
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Maryland
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    3/29/2005
    Time:
    10:00:08 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was a member of the 140th Trans Det (CHFM) from 30 Oct 1959 to 20 Jul 1962.


    Your Name::
    P.Cary Shelton
    Email address::
    pcshelton@comcast.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Oh, yeah
    If so, when?:
    64/65
    What was your position with the company?:
    062B
    How did you find this web site?:
    Cliff Atkins
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Virginia
    Do you have a web site?:
    Nop
    If so, what is your URL?:
    again, nop
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/3/2005
    Time:
    6:08:51 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was there before they started shooting at us. The bastards. We had a blast,before then, losing the war, coming back to the Hooch, shower, go into downtown Qui Nhon to Madaam Kontum's or the Green Beret Bar or, truth be told, the Turkey Farm.Until 18 Dec 64 when my pilot extroindinare, Robert Thruston got himself killed with me in the left seat. Other than that episode, my year in Viet-Nam was uneventful. Here is a quiz for everyone: What was your cadance call in flight school? My class, 64-4W it was" pull pitch and go," We tried Spin, Crash &Burn but BOUF and others of his ilk vetoed it. For those still awake: after VN I spent my last year 66/67 as an IP at Dept RW Tactics, Tac-X, Mother Rucker.


    Your Name::
    George P. Gavares
    Email address::
    Xgpgx42@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Aug, 1965 - Sept. 1966
    What was your position with the company?:
    field communications expert
    How did you find this web site?:
    I put my name on the internet
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    New Jersey - USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/9/2005
    Time:
    6:15:01 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Marvin A Farmer Jr, CW4, Ret
    Email address::
    mafj1234@cs.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    8th & 117th
    If so, when?:
    62-63
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot & admin Officer
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Virginia/USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    N/A
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/12/2005
    Time:
    8:14:29 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    A wonderful year. Met & served with some of the finest people on this good earth. Still have contact with many - Jerry Manual, Merv Miller, Bill Parker, Frank Thompson, Barcaly Boyd, Billy Fulbright, Dinger Bell, etc. Have a nice day! Marv


     Your Name::
    Harvey Pankow
    Email address::
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1967-68
    What was your position with the company?:
    helo pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    friend
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    california
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    N/A
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/16/2005
    Time:
    3:37:38 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    John Dawson
    Email address::
    johndawson@att.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Tennessee
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    4/28/2005
    Time:
    8:48:31 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Gentlemen, I served in Viet-Nam 1970-71. I was stationed at Plantation Army Air field. I was one of the air traffic controllers at the field assigned to the 316th ASD. Our headquarters and barracks was accross the airfield from ya'll and close to the fire hall manned by the 25th. I worked the Sidewinders & Warlords in and out all the time. I especially remember "the lone frog", but not spelled that way. I might have a few pictures (jpegs) I could e-mail if you give me an address to send them to. Thanks for your time and the memories. John Dawson


    Your Name::
    mitch matsuoka
    Email address::
    mitch_m53@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    3/71 to 8/71
    What was your position with the company?:
    gunner/crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfin
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Calif. USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    no
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/1/2005
    Time:
    6:31:05 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was with the 195th AHC across the steet. medavac back to the states but came back. Went to the 119th AHC until it shut down. Then back to Plantation. I flew mostly gunner with Roy E. Cawthon. He was a great guy, I was to meet up with him in Hawaii om R+R. Great site, and alot of history.


    Your Name::
    Earl Campbell
    Email address::
    earl.Campbell@insightbb.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Tdy from 25th Inf Div
    If so, when?:
    Dec 64- May 65
    What was your position with the company?:
    Door Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    VFW MAG.
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Kentucky
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    N/A
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/1/2005
    Time:
    6:55:05 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was on shotgun eight if I remember correctly and we were able to extend for an additional ninety days. I was there that night [about 8 oclock] when that Hotel was blown up by the VC and all those people were killed.


    Your Name::
    Fry, Dennis Lee
    Email address::
    dfry@nightowl.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1964-1965
    What was your position with the company?:
    Supply Clerk
    How did you find this web site?:
    searching
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Missouri, USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/2/2005
    Time:
    2:46:57 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Nothing now.


    Your Name::
    Bob Murray
    Email address::
    bmurray@bi.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    66-67
    What was your position with the company?:
    Sidewinder gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Washington
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/4/2005
    Time:
    5:15:43 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Joined the Sidewinders at Tuy Hoa in August, 66. Great memories. Christmas in Kontum was a highlight and our time in Dong Ha was my lowlight, lousy living conditions.

    ________________________________________________________ 

    Your Name::
    Rick Carter
    Email address::
    rcarter@northeastsecuritybank.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    70-71
    What was your position with the company?:
    Company clerk
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Iowa
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/13/2005
    Time:
    8:33:43 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Many memories flood back. "The best of times, the worst of times" but a great bunch of guys. God bless all of you!


    Your Name::
    Phil Webb
    Email address::
    webbsplace@charter.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Just looking for friend
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Washington State
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/15/2005
    Time:
    9:00:08 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just wanted to say Hello ! And Welcome Home. I was with the 191st AHC At BearCat 67-68 Phil


    Your Name::
    Michelle Bracey
    Email address::
    mlbracey@msn.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    searching for info
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    tennessee
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/17/2005
    Time:
    9:12:21 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Was looking for information about my father Thomas G. Yoha and found your website. Thank you.


    Your Name::
    Joe Roberts
    Email address::
    roosterroberts@earthlink.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/18/2005
    Time:
    8:25:23 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Jane Fonda had the right of freedom of speech. We have the right to BOYCOTT her movies. Let's do it!!!!! Boycott "Monster-in-law"! Send this to all your email friends. Thanks.

     ________________________________________________________________________________

    Your Name::
    Pat Emery, jr
    Email address::
    98peterbilt@cableone.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    n/a
    What was your position with the company?:
    n/a
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Az.
    Do you have a web site?:
    n/a
    If so, what is your URL?:
    n/a
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/21/2005
    Time:
    7:40:00 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Thanks, and welcome home to all. My Dad served w/71st AHC-Rattlers'/Firebirds RVN-'65-'66. BOYCOTT HANOI JANE! Vietnam Vets and their families will never forget her treason.

     


    Your Name::
    Christy Thomas
    Email address::
    ChrisThms@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Allen Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Kentucky/Cincinnati
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    5/23/2005
    Time:
    12:21:15 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Mr. Bennett was kind enough to return an email that I sent out regarding a special friend I had named Virgil Whitaker PFC, 117th Assault Helicopter Company. Virgil was a gunner. I met him over 20 years ago. He was much older than me but that did not matter. He died in March of `92 as you can see from the "Died After Vietnam" section in this site. I have been trying to locate anyone who knew him. Besides the horror stories he told me, all I know about his position is that he was with the 117th AHC as a gunner. He served his time in Vietnam during the years of 1968 and his second tour was in 1969. There is also the possibility that he was transferred to assist the 222nd Combat team. I'm not sure on that though. Mr. Bennett may post on this site the email I sent that he kindly responded to. I'm not trying to ask for too much. I just want some contact with someone who knew him then. I lost him and I didn't get to say goodbye. I think of him almost daily. Can anyone please help me? Mr. Bennett, your kind words have made me feel a bit better today. Guilt is horrible. I can't help what happened and I'm going to work on that. But I still have a strong desire/need to be in contact with someone, anyone, who knew Virgil. Thank you Mr. Bennett so much for your time. You must be an incredible person with much heart. Christy


    Your Name::
    Bob Witt
    Email address::
    rdwittatl@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    GA
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    6/12/2005
    Time:
    10:05:13 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Would like information about Greg Morgan KIA 3-15-71. Thanks, Bob Witt 67-21 67-501 A/227 1 Cav 68-69


    Your Name::
    Trish Dye
    Email address::
    pittypatspets@comcast.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    looking for information
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    GA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/6/2005
    Time:
    5:23:16 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Seeking information about my brother, Marine CWO William L. Adamson, helicopter pilot who served in Viet Nam very early in the conflict, probably 1961-62 or 1962-63. Do not know name of unit. Flight training at NAS Pensacola; served in Korea before. Died March 5, 1965 at Kaneohe Bay, HI. Any information appreciated.


    Your Name::
    Paul Kroll
    Email address::
    pnl960@astound.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Oct 68-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    I was in maintenance for six mo. and I was a crewchief for six mo.
    How did you find this web site?:
    I got a phone call from Al Bennett asking me if I was in the 117th AHC
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    I live in Concord, Ca.
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/19/2005
    Time:
    1:31:47 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was in the Sidewinders in 1969 I had air craft # 65-9488 I got it from crewchief James Mayton. He use to call me HUCK, and I had that written on the sound proofing above my head, left side. I have some pictures, but I took a lot of slides. We worked two different day time missions one for the Third Mobile Strike Force, and one for the Sea Wolves at Nha Be. After that we flew Fire Fly missions at night. There was A-Tac which was local, and on call, and B-Tac which was planned missions with a observer in a slick telling us what to do. Usually three of those missions per night. I was sorry to read that Mr. John deWitt has passed.  He was my Favorite pilot, and we flew together the most. When I left the 117th to come home he flew over the 90th replacement center with the firefly light on looking for me, and saying good bye. Also Mr. Jimmy McLean (little dinger) I also flew with him a lot, they will both be missed.


    Your Name::
    DONALD D SCHANEMAN
    Email address::
    ldsccook@benton.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1968/69
    What was your position with the company?:
    maintenance mechanic
    How did you find this web site?:
    AL BENNETT
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    WASHINGTION /YAKIMA
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/19/2005
    Time:
    10:04:25 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Dennis D. Dan
    Email address::
    denddan@netzero.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Brother in 117th-Ron Dan
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    United States, Indiana
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/25/2005
    Time:
    1:28:35 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Rene Stearns
    Email address::
    wassom@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Texas,
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/27/2005
    Time:
    11:00:04 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just Looking for my Dad.. Frank Edwin Stearns


    Your Name::
    Tommy L Smith
    Email address::
    tom17103@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    69-70
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot 1st plt LRRPs
    How did you find this web site?:
    Rec. letter
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Oregon
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/28/2005
    Time:
    11:05:02 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Would love to hear from any of you. Surfing this site has brought back lots of feelings. It's been a long time. Will add to this later.


    Your Name::
    Thomas Lee Rahn
    Email address::
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1/69 1/70
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    brother
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Wi.
    Do you have a web site?:
    yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    tbgrrr@ ezwebtech.com
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/31/2005
    Time:
    9:56:46 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Thomas Lee Rahn
    Email address::
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1/69 1/70
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    brother
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Wi.
    Do you have a web site?:
    yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    tbgrrr@ ezwebtech.com
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    7/31/2005
    Time:
    10:00:28 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I would like to hear from anyone from same time period. That were gunners on the Pink Panther.


    Your Name::
    Raymond E. Matthews
    Email address::
    whysman@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes (256th Sig Det)
    If so, when?:
    April 63 - April 64
    What was your position with the company?:
    Avionics
    How did you find this web site?:
    Web Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/8/2005
    Time:
    4:05:34 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Present when the company transitioned to UH1's from CH47's. Part of the contingent that supported the Marines HHH 361 in Da nang. Nicknamed "Beaucoup Kilo" Flew a lot for being Avionics. Also flew with Lt. Cherrington in the O-1 to get in more flight time.


    Your Name::
    Raymond E. Matthews
    Email address::
    whysman@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes (256th Sig Det)
    If so, when?:
    April 63 - April 64
    What was your position with the company?:
    Avionics
    How did you find this web site?:
    Web Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/8/2005
    Time:
    4:05:39 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Present when the company transitioned to UH1's from CH47's. Part of the contingent that supported the Marines HHH 361 in Da nang. Nicknamed "Beaucoup Kilo" Flew a lot for being Avionics. Also flew with Lt. Cherrington in the O-1 to get in more flight time.


    Your Name::
    Raymond E. Matthews
    Email address::
    whysman@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes (256th Sig Det)
    If so, when?:
    April 63 - April 64
    What was your position with the company?:
    Avionics
    How did you find this web site?:
    Web Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/8/2005
    Time:
    4:07:48 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Correction: Transitioned from CH-21's to UH-1's


    Your Name::
    Raymond E. Matthews
    Email address::
    whysman@cox.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes (256th Sig Det)
    If so, when?:
    April 63 - April 64
    What was your position with the company?:
    Avionics
    How did you find this web site?:
    Web Search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/8/2005
    Time:
    4:08:37 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Correction to original reply: "Transitioned from CH-21's to UH-1's"


    Your Name::
    NORMAN COUCH
    Email address::
    ncouch1@myway.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    April-03-68-April-03-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    explain in comments
    How did you find this web site?:
    ALLEN BENNETT
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    VANCOUVER, WA.
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/10/2005
    Time:
    10:22:12 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    FIRST I WANT TO SAY HI TO ALL MY BROTHER VETERANS AND WELCOME HOME. A LOT OF YOU MAY REMEMBER SEEING ME BUT I PRETTY MUCH STAYED ALONE IN NAM. WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED IN NAM I WAS WITH THE 140TH MOTOR POOL, DIDN'T CARE TOO MUCH FOR IT, SO I STARTED WITH 117TH HAULING JET FUEL FROM BEIN HOA TO THE PLANTATION AND FUELING THE CHOPPERS. ALL THIS WAS DONE AT NIGHT BY MYSELF. I ALSO HAULED AMMUNITION IN ON A FLAT BED TRUCK. I WAS ALSO DRIVING THE TANKER TRL FILLED WITH WATER FOR YOUR SHOWERS, WHICH KEPT ME PRETTY BUSY,  SO I NEVER REALLY GOT TO KNOW ANYONE. I RECOGNIZE SOME OF THEM IN THE PICTURES YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEB SITE AND I DID FILL IN ONCE IN AWHILE FOR A GUY WHO WAS IN THE SIDEWIDERS.  CAN'T RECALL HIS NAME. FOR A MATTER A FACT I CAN'T RECALL ANYBODY'S NAME THAT WAS THERE FROM APRIL-3-68 THUR APRIL-3-69. I DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T MAKE ANY FRIENDS WHILE I WAS THERE. I'M 57 NOW AND I STILL DON'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS, I THINK I HAD A BAD OUTLOOK ON LIFE FOR ALL THESE YEARS, ANYHOW I WAS PROUD TO BE WITH THE 117TH AHC THE BEST COMPANY IN NAM, MY TENT WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE SIDEWIDERS. CLEAR LEFT, NORMAN COUCH.


    Your Name::
    Mark D. Raab
    Email address::
    mdrphoto@erols.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    No
    If so, when?:
    N/A
    What was your position with the company?:
    N/A
    How did you find this web site?:
    Referred by ASA Member
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Maryland
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/16/2005
    Time:
    6:14:06 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am doing research on the area of Vietnam where I served most of my three tours. It was in western III Corps in the Pineapple region. I am looking for anyone who can provide me with information on "OPERATION CHOPPER" with the 8th and the 57th Transportation Companies (Light Helicopter) which took place either on 23 DEC 61 OR 12 JAN 62 in the Pineapple region about 10 miles due west of Saigon. I am looking for location of Operation Chopper. The more specific the better. Map coordinates would be best. This is a critical piece of information for my research. ANY assistance or leads will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Mark D. Raab 277th & 264th FA DET, 23rd ARTY GRP. Vietnam / Cambodia 2/70-3/72 (Flew many Nighthawk missions with 120th Razorbacks. Those were the best times I had in Nam).


    Your Name::
    james moore
    Email address::
    www.james_1949@netzero.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1967-1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    Gunner/Pinkpanther/sidewinders
    How did you find this web site?:
    amercian Legion
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Morenovalley,California
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/16/2005
    Time:
    11:38:24 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I have been going thru all of the names and looking at pictures, looking for a few names that come tomind SPEC5 hodges ,WO hopkins Iam fighting with VA on my conditions so Iam looking for persons that could remember me .was awarded two air medals and other medals during two tets. LETS hope our boys&girls over in irag dont have to suffer like we do & did ,had some of the best time in my life and some of the worst.....


    Your Name::
    james moore
    Email address::
    www.james_1949@netzero.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    1967-1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    Gunner/Pinkpanther/sidewinders
    How did you find this web site?:
    amercian Legion
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Morenovalley,California
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/16/2005
    Time:
    11:39:02 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I have been going thru all of the names and looking at pictures, looking for a few names that come to mind SPEC5 Hodges ,WO Hopkins I am fighting with VA on my conditions so I am looking for persons that could remember me .was awarded two air medals and other medals during two Tets. LETS hope our boys&girls over in Iraq don't have to suffer like we do & did ,had some of the best time in my life and some of the worst.....


    Your Name::
    Phillip A Arellano
    Email address::
    Bulld_g288@hotmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    75-76
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew chief/maint team leader
    How did you find this web site?:
    Military,com
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Colorado
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/27/2005
    Time:
    1:21:22 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Was with the toros in korea, 75/76. Glad to hear of other people in the 117th before it deactivated and reactivated in South Korea. Served in Vietnam w/129th AHC, 69/70. glad to hear from other people and Bro's who served with the 117th. Am proud of all of us, Welcome home brothers, sisters who served in picturesque South Vietnam.


    Your Name::
    gary balin
    Email address::
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    70
    What was your position with the company?:
    crew member
    How did you find this web site?:
    friend
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    vermont
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    8/28/2005
    Time:
    7:51:37 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    Ramon (Ray) Murga
    Email address::
    rmf747@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    Feb 68-Apr 70
    What was your position with the company?:
    Maintenance
    How did you find this web site?:
    Surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Miami,FL
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/20/2005
    Time:
    12:30:41 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Looking for old friends.


    Your Name::
    Ken Taber
    Email address::
    kensuetab@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1968
    What was your position with the company?:
    gunner/crewcheif
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Az USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    no
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/27/2005
    Time:
    7:32:55 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Was looking for fellow members of the 117th ahc. I HAVE SOME PIC OF GUYS FORBES - HORTON - PILOTS I think my crewchief was a Bennet was in 1st plt annie fannies


    Your Name::
    April Henkel, daughter in law of Norman F. Henkel
    Email address::
    acbr600rr@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Norman was
    If so, when?:
    68-69
    What was your position with the company?:
    door gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    web serch for 117th
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Washington USA
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/29/2005
    Time:
    5:34:03 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am the proud daughter in law of Norman F. Henkel. He is listed in your roster. Terribly, he passed away Feb. 13 2004. His son, Norman J. Henkel and I are searching for any information about the 117th Warlords and Sidewinders. If anyone has any stories or memories of Norman we would be grateful to hear from you. We loved him so much and miss him terribly! Thank you for your support. Sincerely, April Henkel


    Your Name::
    paul
    Email address::
    paullmarling@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    New York
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    9/30/2005
    Time:
    11:50:53 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Today is they day that four sacrificed their lives so that others might live. I will always honor and remember their and their families sacrifice. Our lives will forever be entangled. Soon the circle will be completed. SP4 BEHM, Chris Roger ............FL..09/30/71...P02W L30 WO1 HEBERT, Frederick Conrad .....VA..09/30/71...P02W L31 SP4 RICKS, Ronald Glenn .........TX..09/30/71...P02W L31 WO1 STANSBURY, Thomas Rogers .....TX..09/30/71...P02W L32 Paul Delta Company 1/12th Cavalry

     


    Your Name::
    JAY C. RUSSELL
    Email address::
    jcr1118@netzero.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes
    If so, when?:
    Mar.67-Mar 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Cheif
    How did you find this web site?:
    lookin for info for va
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    FLORIDA
    Do you have a web site?:
    NO
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    10/10/2005
    Time:
    5:20:13 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    THE SITE LISTS ME AS A SP-4.  I WAS ACTUALLY AN SP-5.  BIG DEAL. I WAS WOUNDED IN THE TET OFFENSIVE. I WAS ON A STANDBY CREW AND WE WERE CALLED OUT. SEEMS CHARLIE WAS LOBBING 50 CALIBER ROUNDS INTO THE BACK OF LONG BINH SO WE HAD TO GO DO A LOOK SEE. WHEN WE CAME BACK I HAD NOTICED A VIBRATION SO I TOOK A LIGHT UP TOP TO CHECK IT OUT SOMEONE, I THINK IT WAS SP-6 TEAGUE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHEN THE ROCKETS STARTED COMING WE JUMPED DOWN AND RAN FOR COVER, GOT CONFUSED HE JUMPED DOWN NEXT TO A CONEX AND I JUMPED DOWN NEXT TO HIM AND ABOUT THEN IT TOOK A HIT AND I GOT WOUNDED IN THE LEG. CAN'T REMEMBER WHO I WAS FLYING WITH MAYBE SOMEONE WILL SEE THIS AND LET ME KNOW. I WAS ALSO IN A D MODEL I THINK ABOUT MID 67 WE HAD PICKED UP A LT COL. OR COL SOME WHERE I BELIEVE SOMEWHERE NEAR PLEIKU WE WERE LOW LEVEL ABOUT 100KTS.AND TOOK A ROUND IN N1 CHAMBER OF ENGINE THE AC SAVED ALL OUR LIVES HE INSTANTLY WENT INTO A CYCLIC CLIMB WE WERE SO LOW IF HE HADN'T REACTED INSTANTLY WE WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THE BARN, AND JUST BEFORE WE HIT THE DECK HE PULLED ALL THE PITCH HE COULD WE WENT IN HARD ON A LONG DOWN SLOPE SHOVED THE NOSE BUBBLES OUT AND ALMOST PITCHPOLED DOWN THE HILL. NEEDLESS TO SAY OUR VIP PASSENGER WAS WIDE AWAKE BY THIS TIME AND ABOUT TO MESS HIS BRITCHES, AND I AM SURE HE NEVER KNEW HOW LUCKY HE WAS TO BE WITH A PILOT THAT COULD PULL THAT OFF. OH WELL I WISH I COULD REMEMBER WHO WAS IN THEIR CREW IF ANYBODY KNOWS PLEASE SEND ME AN E-MAIL. THIS IS THE HARDEST LETTER I HAVE EVER HAD TO WRITE HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL.


    Your Name::
    Fredrik Regn?/dd>
    Email address::
    fredrik.regner@telia.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Sweden
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    10/27/2005
    Time:
    11:07:20 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Hello, I'm writing to you from Sweden. The helicopter company I work for has recently purchased a Bell 205 (UH-1D, later turned into UH-1H). After some research on the internet I found out that it had once been named 66-01156 (cn 5639) and belonged to the US Army 117th Assault Helicopter Company between November 1966 and February 1969. It was probably known as just 1156. Just a long shot, if anyone happens to remember this particular aircraft. It was sold to Spain in 1995 where it did firefighting and the ship is now in Sweden as a heavy lifter. Please contact me if anyone has any info on this ship. Best regards Fredrik Regn? fredrik.regner@telia.com


    Your Name::
    Jim Bowers
    Email address::
    jimandkris@verizon.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Affirmative
    If so, when?:
    09/64-09/65
    What was your position with the company?:
    Helicopter Pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    Email from Website
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Winter-FL/Summer-VT
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    n/a
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/2/2005
    Time:
    2:03:03 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just received the website manager's email notifying me of this site, thanks for alerting me. I have not had time to scroll down the list of names of those who have signed in. Hope to see some I recognize. I will be back, feel free to contact me. Jim Bowers


     

    Your Name::
    TIM
    Email address::
    LEWANDOWSKI
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    YES
    If so, when?:
    NOV. 1968 TO NOV. 1969
    What was your position with the company?:
    PILOT
    How did you find this web site?:
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    WISCONSIN
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/6/2005
    Time:
    9:30:27 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    ROBERTO RULLAN
    Email address::
    notipunto@notipunto.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1970-71
    What was your position with the company?:
    Door Gunner
    How did you find this web site?:
    Searching the web
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    California
    Do you have a web site?:
    yes
    If so, what is your URL?:
    www.notipunto.com
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/7/2005
    Time:
    12:14:21 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was a member or the Little Annie Fanny located in Bihn Hua. Due to the years passed and lot that have happened to me, physically and emotionally, I can't remember to much. My commander was Maj. Fernandez and always remember my crewchief "Papi" who helped me a lot when I was there (I was very young then). Would like to know if anyone can remember me then. I am from Puerto Rico but now live in CA. Welcome home Brothers and God Bless you all!


    Your Name::
    jeff Williams
    Email address::
    jwilliamsrn@yahoo.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    Search engine
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    NC
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/8/2005
    Time:
    8:47:44 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I collect pocket patches from VN US Army Helicopter Units. I am trying to research a couple patches in my collection concerning the 117th and trying to locate a couple of original pocket patches for my collection. I have a small round Sidewinders patch that refers to the sidewinders as the 1st platoon with a snake wrapped around a "1" and the motto "non et perspiro wetsu" can anyone provide me with a timeframe or story on this patch.I am also looking for information when the first Annie Fannie patches came about, the design which had the Annie Fannie image stinciled in black on a pink shield and when this transitioned to the full color version embroidered pocket patch. I am trying to locate an original 2nd platoon Pink Panther Pocket patch in which the pink panther is sitting and smoking a pipe on a shield, I do not know if it came before or after the standing panther with the cane and cigar.I am also looking for 2 diffrent patches used by the lightship crews which featured a cartoon helicopter on one design and a Tiger on a second design. I am also looking for information when the Sidewinder design patch for the gun platoon changed from a snake with a rocket pod on a blue shield to a "Cobra" hooded snake without the pods on a blue shield. If anyone has any infomation they would share anything would be appriciated. And if anyone has examples of the sitting panther patches or lightships patches I would love to see color photos of them. I would also make generous offers to anyone who had an extra or one they would consider parting with. Please feel free to cotact me. Thank You, Jeff Williams jwilliamsrn@yahoo.com PO Box 2802 Morganton NC 28680 828-438-1787


    Your Name::
    Robert "Bob" Rench
    Email address::
    rrrench@earthlink.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Pink Panther 24
    If so, when?:
    Aug 67- Aug 68
    What was your position with the company?:
    Pilot/ Club Officer
    How did you find this web site?:
    Unit web search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Alabama
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/9/2005
    Time:
    7:22:13 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Just retired Oct 04, working for aviation contractor 36 yrs and still at it. Remembering bits and pieces of the units movements and missions.


     
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  • Your Name::
    Tom LaCroix
    Email address::
    tom1@mauitelecom.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    yes annie fannie
    If so, when?:
    69-70
    What was your position with the company?:
    door gunner CC lrrp's
    How did you find this web site?:
    search
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Hawaii , Maui
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    11/28/2005
    Time:
    5:02:42 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was door gunner / flare thrower on the CC for the lrrp's from october to dec 69..went on leave for Xmas and landed in the hospital for three months w/some strange dissease that efected my liver. just as mystereously i got better. they never new what it was. Now i'm told it could have been agent orange? Maybe something from the wild boar we ate at the lrrps? Anyway i made it back in may of 70 and they told me i shouldn't have come back! They thought i was dead! Dam if only i'd known. only flew a couple of missions before i was grounded for medical reasons. does anyone remember me??


     

    Your Name::
    Greg Ulewicz
    Email address::
    gulewicz@gmail.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    1965-66
    What was your position with the company?:
    Petroleum Specialist
    How did you find this web site?:
    Entered my name in Google
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Arizona
    Do you have a web site?:
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/6/2005
    Time:
    5:36:54 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I am a recently retired Ford Engineer. I was in the 117th Aviation Unit in 1965-66. We were in Quin Nhon for awhile, then our unit was sent to Dong Ba Thin (spelling?)near Cam Ranh Bay.


     

    Your Name::
    tom stoner
    Email address::
    tstoner@dusd.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    brother larry is a member
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    ca,la
    Do you have a web site?:
    not right now
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/7/2005
    Time:
    4:04:09 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    my brother, larry stoner, is a member (69-71) I am looking over some of his old photos on this site


     

    Your Name::
    James Pieczonka
    Email address::
    jcpie@adelphia.net
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Yes
    If so, when?:
    june66-67
    What was your position with the company?:
    Crew Chief
    How did you find this web site?:
    Bob Murry
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    New York
    Do you have a web site?:
    No
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/8/2005
    Time:
    10:15:34 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:


    Your Name::
    William G Hill
    Email address::
    Bravo412@mchsi.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    no
    If so, when?:
    What was your position with the company?:
    How did you find this web site?:
    searched web
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Ga
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/16/2005
    Time:
    5:10:43 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    My name is William hill Though I am also spent two tour 100% disabled from wounds incurred in the RVN. I am sending this too ask about my hero one James h Hill served years in your unit. My father whom I found served in and loved this unit and although his memory of names is like us all needed jumpstarted I found many old photos of you all your ships the h -21's mostly I assume was him on your rooster , I do know he was with your unit did ship out arriving in RVN in the Port of Saigon in Dec of 1961 He as a chew chief Now lives in South Carolina and both because and although he is quite Ill I decided I need too try. For me any man who served in World War Two, in Korea and Vietnam , Let alone being my father who also lives and breaths stories of his helicopters since the 1950's The stories he has or as yours I am sure, I recently on a visit found he has many photos of you unit as it was in 1961 and 1962 as well of before your deployment I would like too at some point scan those photo and forward them too the proper person so they may be shared by all those who these photos may help enjoy memories. I as a combat veteran understand the value of the history of a unit. As well as the deep pride I hold for my father, the apperception my two tours as an infantry man has for the men who flew into so many places too assist us. God Bless merry Christmas My E-mail address is bravo412@mchsi.com. If I send this to one in either an improper manner or the proper person please forgive me. Sgt William g Hill Son of James H Hill


    Your Name::
    Wendell Brooks
    Email address::
    webrooks33@aol.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    YES
    If so, when?:
    66-67
    What was your position with the company?:
    Maintance
    How did you find this web site?:
    Al Bennett
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    Florida
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/20/2005
    Time:
    3:51:29 PM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    To all my brothers of the 117th. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! To all members of the armed forces I wish you a safe tour and God's speed! Come home safe and soon!!


    Your Name::
    Leon Mruczkowski
    Email address::
    winski@bigpond.net.au
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    ?????
    If so, when?:
    1962
    What was your position with the company?:
    crewchief
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    australia
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    ?
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/26/2005
    Time:
    12:50:25 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    I was with the 8th Trans.Co. Crewchief 051 087 most of the time can't remember the other aircraft number. I was the idiot that that put forty rounds into his own aircraft. The punishisment was fixit before monday as you will fly the next mission or else. YES SIR! Will do!!!!


    Your Name::
    C.J. Dowdy
    Email address::
    cdowdy@hjmartin.com
    Were You a 117th Member?:
    Dad was.
    If so, when?:
    64-65
    What was your position with the company?:
    pilot
    How did you find this web site?:
    surfing
    In what State/Country do you currently reside?:
    WI
    Do you have a web site?:
    no
    If so, what is your URL?:
    B1:
    Submit
    Date:
    12/27/2005
    Time:
    3:36:47 AM
    Remote User:

    Comments:

    Thanks to all you guys who flew with my dad, he will be 70 soon and still speaks of his days in the 117th with great pride.