Co-pilot of 61st Assault Helicopter Company.
From the source:
1st Lt. Bailey with gas mask, flying with CW2 Coveney on POW rescue mission called “Bright Light”. Even though he out ranked me I was the Aircraft Commander and made him wear it. How dumb was I since we were the CS gas bird! We dropped about 10 sacks of gas on the LZ just before the slicks landed and inserted the Rangers.
US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook with silhouettes painted on the side representing the amount of aircraft recovered, 1967.
1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment soldiers loading onto a Boeing CH-47 Chinook, circa 1966.
From the source: “A Platoon of ‘A’ Company 1/8 Disembarking a Chinook. March, 1968.”
Photo of what appears to be AVRN troops depart a U.S. Chinook helicopter (Vietnam War)
USMC photograph of ARVN Airborne troops, with a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in the background, 1966.
The Charge–Army of Republic of Vietnam Airborne troops charge for cover after being lifted into battle by a CH-46A Sea Knight Helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM)-265. The action took place during Operation Hastings.
My Dad on the 1st of three tours in Vietnam. This one is 1966 I believe. A co. 101st AVN, 101st Airborne.
He was also with 40th Infantry Division in Korea, and 1st ABN Battlegroup in Beirut Lebanon 1957-58 timeframe.
Submitted by the child of the veteran pictured.
US Army Bell UH-1 Huey of the 61st Assault Helicopter Company, circa 1968.
Portland gay couple, survivors of Vietnam War, now find peace:
When the Army asked for medevac pilots for Vietnam, Norton volunteered, even as his commanding officer warned it was suicide. During the war, air ambulances rescued more than 900,000 military and civilian casualties, 97.5 percent of whom survived, according to the U.S. Army School of Aviation. The Hueys flew low, just above the jungle canopy, constantly exposed to enemy fire. Thirty-nine medevac crew members died and 210 were wounded over a two-year period.
Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship of the 281st Attack Helicopter Company, circa 1969