Australian Military Forces South Vietnam Pocket Book
The Australian Military Forces South Vietnam Pocket Book was issued to all Australian personnel who served ashore in Vietnam. It would not have been distributed to RAN (Royal Australian Navy) personnel apart from the clearance divers and helicopter crews.
Helicopter Crew Recovers an Elephant Skull From Enemy Territory
"The day they recovered a pack elephant we shot some time back. There was some serious butt chewing for landing in hostile territory to recover the tusks. — with CPT. Larry Higgins, CWO2 Lou Pulver, SP5 Layman, Enemy Elephant, ?, CWO2 BJ Hoyt and Hardy aka Dr. Death." Photo and comments by Tom Everhart
Kingsman Huey destroyed by detonated mine. "It exploded under the pilots seat, blowing him and seat through back of aircraft. I medevaced him to hospital in Phu Bai. He survived his wounds thanks to armored seat. One GI on firebase was killed when aircraft flipped on him. Mike Grisey says: I remember that mission... If it wasn't for the Door Gunner's eagle eye spotting the wires leading to mine on top of that abandoned fire base, we would have landed on top of it, and that could have been '798 blown apart... By the time we notified the ships behind us, it was too late." Photo by and comments by Tom Everhart