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.
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
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.
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/