The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ.
Crashed Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the US Army 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, Cambodia, circa 1970.
From the source:
They were on short final to an LZ in Cambodia with a “105” sling and had a blade strike. The co-pilot chopped the throttles and they ended up on top of the load sitting on a dirt mound… The pilot cranked back up (all by himself) and hovered over to the side of the LZ to get it out of the way. The crew departed the area on a Huey and left #114 for Maintenance to recover later. The aircraft commander, Capt. Larry D. Mohler, is on top of CH-47B 66-19114 [in the last photo] making a final inspection before flying the damaged aircraft, alone, off to the side of the LZ.
There aren’t a ton of veterans here but maybe someone will see this.
Also, I know this is for Charlie Company, but perhaps this website will lead you to some contacts: http://www.c-1-8-4th-id.com/
There was (and maybe still is) an organization for A/1/8/4th Inf but their website is no longer up and running. I really hope the above link helps you out.
You can also email me with contact information in the event anyone replies to this: email@example.com
12th Inf. Reg. soldiers, circa 1970
Vietnamese civilians, circa 1968.
12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.
There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.
Bomb craters full of water as viewed from a helicopter.
“SSG Rasch – Bullet hole in smoke grenade.” [1968, Source]
12th Inf. Reg. soldier in the bush, circa 1970.
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