Gunship maintenance. 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.
Richard Phelps completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Graduated from Abington High School in 1964 and assigned to Air Training Command (ATC) school at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado where he participated in technical training as a munitions specialist. in 1964. It is unknown if he was drafted or enlisted. Photo repaired by Dan Fox
Warrant Officer (WO) "Obie" O'Brian and an M-60 door gun. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Assessing the damages on a Light Observation Helicopter (LOH). Photo by Russell Elderbaum, a "Scout" with D-Troop during 1969 & 1970. 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
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.
C-130 Landing at Khe Sanh Under Fire, "Getting there was half the story." U.S Air Force and Navy Jets put down a line of defensive fire as they engage in the protection of a C-130 transport preparing for departure from the Marine base at Khe Sanh. Enemy forces were spotted moving along a mountainside in full view of the base just after the C-130 landed a load of ammunition. Air strikes were called in and the enemy's apparent plan to destroy the aircraft and its cargo was foiled U.S. Air Force photo.
Snake - northbound over Barrier Island. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. 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.