Cobra helicopter with Mr. Kiper, Pilot, another soldier. Photo by Mariano Guzman who served as one of D-Troop's "Blues" while serving with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Soldier posing with Cobra helicopter and another soldier working on the Cobra. Photo by Bill Foster who served with the "Blues" D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Nov. 1970-Aug. 1971. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Pilot with an attack helicopter. "The warrior in full swing. True warriors are born, they cannot help being what they are inside, their lives will move them into the proper conditions that will forge the raw iron into tempered STEEL!" -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by Robert C. Anderson.
OV-1 Mohawk, an observation and attack aircraft, on an airbase. Photo by John Harris, who was a door gunner with the "Scouts" during the years 1969-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Assault helicopter gun and rockets. Tom Pienta says: "got to hear the mini-gun up close and personal when I was fighting on the ground after crawling out of the fire of my Huey...sounded like an immense roar..last thing I really heard before everything went into slow motion, silence, I call it the Bubble." Photo by Tom Everhart.