Category: huey

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

Helicopter pad at LZ Liz, circa 1968.

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals…

Soldiers of HQ Co, 12th Inf. Reg. loading Thanksgiving meals onto a truck (top photo) and a Huey (bottom photo), LZ St. George, 1969.

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter…

Bell UH-1 Huey armed with rockets, 129th Assault Helicopter Company, date and location unknown.

Co-pilot of 61st Assault Helicopter Company.From the…

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.

From the source:Duc Co Special Forces camp, 1965: Wounded…

From the source:

Duc Co Special Forces camp, 1965: Wounded soldiers crouch in the dust as a U.S. helicopter takes off from a clearing. This was one of many images taken by photojournalist Tim Page that chronicled the Vietnam conflict. TIM PAGE

My Dad on the 1st of three tours in Vietnam. This one is 1966 I…

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,…

US Army Bell UH-1 Huey of the 61st Assault Helicopter Company, circa 1968.

Portland gay couple, survivors of Vietnam War, now find peace

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.

eddiepopper:im putting together a book of photos my uncle had of…

eddiepopper:

im putting together a book of photos my uncle had of the vietnam war while he served. these are some of my favorites

Alpha Company, 2/8th Cavalry, circa 1965

Alpha Company, 2/8th Cavalry, circa 1965