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
This tiger was killed about October 1968 by one of the gunners, SP4 Cipriano Rodriguez from Portland OR. "[Cipriano Rodriguez] was gunner flying back to Eagle in my LOH at about sundown. They were whizzing along following a road, down on the deck, when they came up on this tiger running along the same road. The night ambushes had been losing troops mysteriously for a couple of weeks but it stopped once this bad boy went down. Some guys went out and sling-loaded it back and one of the brass had the hide tanned and sent home. Great true story, and rare in that here's the picture to prove it!"
Soldiers with a tiger after hunting. "Big Game hunting Nam style." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by Mike Gustin who came to Chu Lai to be with D-Troop after spending one year in the Central Highlands of Pleiku. Mike was a Door Gunner and Crew Chief with the "Scouts". D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. http://www.dtroop.com/