Squad, From 1st Cavalry Regiment, Ready to Go on a Mission
Squad ready to go on a mission. Photo by Ernie Patrick who was with the "Blues". from March, to July, 1970. Ernie says he wasn't in country very long. Ship was shot down and he was sent to hospital in Da Nang, Cam Rahn Bay, Japan then to Fort Gordon, Ga. Finally sent to Fort Hood where he stayed until discharge. Earnie was with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin
Gunner Prepares to Fire His M60 Machine Gun as South Vietnamese Soldiers Run Towards His Helicopter
A 9 Squadron door gunner prepares to fire his M60 machine gun as South Vietnamese soldiers run towards his helicopter. Incidents such as this, when men were picked up under fire as the aircraft hovered just above the ground were known as ‘hot extractions’. This helicopter was flown by a naval officer, a member of the Royal Australian Navy Detachment to 9 Squadron.
These were the Marine Forward Observer (FOs) pilots we flew with up at Da Nang. Left to right - Bill Broadaway, Jack Frase, Fat Talk (Nick name), Bair Couner, BC (Nick name). 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/