Pictures From A/101 AVN Circa 1965-66

Soc Trang, RVN

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Photo provided by Larry McCune

Larry McCune, Jerry Ireland, Terry Gwinn, and the tall one on the right is unknown (From left to right in the picture). It was taken in 1966 at Soc Trang

Photo provided by Lynn Patterson

John Wayne w/ 120 th. A.H.C (HOG)

Photo provided by Lynn Patterson

Lynn Patterson

Photo provided by Lynn Patterson

Lynn Patterson at Na Trang

Photo provided by Lynn Patterson

Lynn Patterson in front of T-Bird hootch

Photo provided by Jerry Turner, Warrior 25, 1965-66

PFC Clayborn,Major L. on the left and the CE in the middle is WO Richard Craig and Bill Hitch on the right in front of Warrior 26

Dion Miller A-101 Warrior 26 Soc Trang May 1965

Three photos that were just found, including Warrior 26,I haven' seen any other photos of "my aircraft" on the web site, it was new in the picture. Middle picture Pilot on right is W-1 Ronald R. Freeman (first tour)

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

Ann Margaret and Lt. Dave Hutchison (on left) - "Escort Officer"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Note the skids"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Thanksgiving Day, 1965"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

David W. Hutchison Jr.

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Up in the mornin'...out on the job"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

The "Gang"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Reusable Container" that should "not be destroyed"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

Jerry Wofford & Dave Hutchison "canoeing", Vi Tanh

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

Dan Reagan & I in front of "The Alamo" just after I painted it.

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

A direct hit on the latrine

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"3 75mm holes"

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Note: This hit right under the tail boom."

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

Rodger Nale says, I WAS IN THE HOOTCH, although not in the room that was hit, and certainly not conscious (at least awake) when the attack started. (see my pictures of the damaged latrine, hangar area, tail boom and horizontal stabilizer, and "do not destroy" canister).

Photo by David W. Hutchison Jr.

"Dave"

Photo by Jerry Turner, Warrior 25

These were taken in 1965, probably August or September '65, upper left I'm pointing at a bullet hole in the nose of my A/C, upper right at the controls,

lower left, pointing at another bullet hole, lower right my self and Joe Thibodeaux. Young and dumb!!

Photo by Ed Schmelzer

Photo by Ed Schmelzer

Photo by Ed Schmelzer

Photo by Jerry Turner, Warrior 25

Photos of the aftermath of a mid air collision that happened in mid 1965 at Vi Tanh. We were on a CA out of Vi Tanh, carrying ARVN troops, we had already made a couple of lifts to the LZ, when we were taking off on another troop lift, the aircraft in front of us apparently lost power or lift and we ran into the tail boom/tail rotor of that aircraft. The photos show the result of that collision, my guess is that we were 25 to 50 feet in the air. I was AC on this mission and Jerry "Rip" Ireland was my Pilot, Jerry was flying at the time, we had just switched off, since I had flown the previous lift. The aircraft that we hit was from the 121st, I don't remember the crew member's names. There were no American casualties, but a bunch of ARVNs were killed and injured, both aircraft had full loads and there were troops lined up along the road getting ready for the next lift.

Photo by Jerry Turner, Warrior 25

The top left photo shows the Warrior A/C upside down, with me still in it, the rest of the crew had already evacuated the aircraft, the top right photo shows the AC still upside down, and I'm still trapped inside, with some one trying to help, the bottom left photo shows the "Flying Tiger" A/C that we hit, the bottom right photo show me leaving the area at high speed, having finally freed myself from the cockpit. Jerry Ireland is standing with his back to the camera, I don't know who the crew member is trying to move the troops back (By the way, the engine is still running, and the fuel cell is now above it!).

Provided By Dion H.Miller

The top photo is Ron Crotty, right the guy on the left holding the flag is Charlie Poulton. I (Dion) can remember the incident where the two guys dropped down and grabbed the enemy flag.

In lower picture.

I can't remember his real name but his nick name was WORM. Why we called him that I don't know. This was his second tour. His first tour was in 1964 at a Plei Ku (sp). He was an Armorer as I recall. That's the only picture I've ever seen of WORM. Like I said I can't remember his real name. He had beet red hair.

Chuck Slezak

Provided By Dion H.Miller

Photos from Soc Trang 1965, first is labeled Christmas, second photo is Captain Thompson, center. he was XO under Maj. Wayne Dutton, we need help in identifying the other two people in the second photo.

Provided By Jerry Turner and Joe Thibodeaux

Warrior 22 1965

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109 Art Amato with chickenplate into Hot LZ VN May66

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110 Gunner Garcia May66 VN

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111 MOC HOA VN gunner Garcia

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112 Morning after mortar attack Soctrang VN May66

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113 Mortar attack hole May66 Soctrang VN

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114 Mortar hole beside hooch Soctrang VN May66

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115 Shrapnel holes in hooch roof from mortor Soctrang VN Ma

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116 Mortar attack shrapnel hit him no name Soctrang VN May6

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117 Mortar damage to hooch Soctrang VN May66

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118 Sandbag bunker Soctrang VN June66

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119 Mortar damage to hooch Soctrang VN May66

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120 My steel bunk cut in half by shrapnel Soctrang VN May

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121 Shrapnel holes in hooch roof from inside Soctrang VN Ma

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122 More hooch roof damage from mortar May66 Soctrang VN

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123 More mortar roof damage May66 Soctrang VN

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124 Hooch roof shrapnel Soctrang VN May66

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125 More Shrapnel roof holes Soctrang VN May66

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126 Shrapnel shredded hooch beam Soctrang VN May66

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127 My bunk cut in half by shrapnel Soctrang VN May66

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128 Art Amato wearing captured VC pith helmet Soctrang VN J

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129 Art Amato with captured VC helmet Soctrang VN June66

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130 Outpost village toilet Mekong Delta VN June66

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131 More outpost outhouse Mekong Delta VN June66

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132 Pet snake Soctrang VN June66

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133 Mekong Delta VN rainbow June66

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134 More Mekong Delta VN rainbow June 66

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135 Caribou that crashed in uncharted mine field VN june66

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136 Caribou in mine field Mekong Delta outpost June66

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137 Airstrike Mekong delta VN June66

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138 Airstrike 2 blasts Mekong delta VN June66

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139 Pet mother and baby snakes Mekong delta VN May66

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140 Snake and pig became friends snake wont eat it Mekong d

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141 Carcass of Huey after direct mortar hit Soctrang VN May

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142 Magnesium Huey burns like gasoline Soctrang VN parashut

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143 direct hit on Warrior25 Soctrang VN June66

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144 Another Warrior direct hit on Warrior Soctrang VN June6

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145 Warrior14 mortar shrapnel holes Soctrang VN June66

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146 Art Amato more holes in Warrior14 Soctrang VN June66

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147 Richard Brown Warrior12 damaged by mortar Soctrang VN J

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148 Mortar damage Warrior14 Soctrang VN June66

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149 Warrior12 damage Richard Brown Soctrang VN June66

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150 Warrior14 motar damage Soctrang VN June66

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151 Amato back Kincaid lft Brown rt inspecting W14 Soctrang

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152 Kincaid Amato Brown left to right after mortar attack S

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153 Mortar hole Soctrang VN June66 L R who who Amato Kincai

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154 R Brown 6ft7in and A Amato 5ft 5in Soctrang VN June66

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155 T Bird gunship Soctrang VN June66

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156 More motar attacks Soctrang VN June66

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157 More mortar jagged holes Soctrang VN June66

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158 Check TR shaft for shrapnel Soctrang VN June66

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159 Richard Brown searching for damage Warrior12 Soctrang V

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160 Richard Brown showing shrapnel holes Soctrang VN June66

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161 Caribou Soctrang VN June66

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162 Caribou turning Soctrang VN June66

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163 Airstrike in progress Mekong Delta VN June66

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164 Combat assault Mekong Delta VN June66

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165 Airstrike Mekong Delta VN June 66

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166 Soctrang VN base Chapel July66

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167 Helicopter graveyard Soctrang VN July66

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168 L to R Klein Amato Brown to downtown Soctrang VN July66

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169 Water buffalo at front gate Soctrang VN AAF July66

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170 Klein racing to town on cycalo to raise hell Soctrang V

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171 Downtown Soctrang VN July66

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172 Open air restaurant Soctrang VN July66

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173 Motorbike rental shop Soctrang VN July66

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174 Back streets Soctrang VN July66

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175 Looking for pigs Soctrang VN July66

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176 Radio station by river Soctrang VN July66

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177 Bridge over river Soctrang VN July66

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178 L to R Brown,Nordsven,Klein at restaraunt Soctrang VN J

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179 Art Amato on restaraunt balcony Soctrang VN July66

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180 Local VC population Soctrang VN July66

 

 

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