I was a crew chief with hhc co. 196th in 67/68 when we were next to the 2nd surg hospital in Chu Lia. I would like to hear from anyone who was in this aviation unit at that time. This also includes 8th supt. who did maint. Thanks and Welcome Home
Mike Dickinson <kmd123_1 at yahoo.com>
Clio, MI USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 01:48:55 (EST)

Would like to hear with anyone who served with me in the Hdq & Hdq Aviation unit from April 1970 to August 1970.
Ken lyon <khlyon@centurytel.net>
Ward, AR USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 20:38:33 (EST)

My name is Michelle Vest. My uncle, Michael Owen Hardesty, was killed in action on September 6, 1968, while participating in a search and clear operation 7 miles west of Quang Ngai City. According to a letter from then COM, Junius Tanner, he served with the 123rd Aviation Battalion. However, after visiting the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial, they have my uncle's unit listed as the 196th LIB. I am wondering if there is someone who might undestand this "discrepancy"...or better yet, I'd like to know if anyone might have known my uncle. He earned the Silver and Bronze Stars with Combat V, and according to a member of the 123rd at that time, only 3 Silver Stars were awarded that year by the 123rd...my uncle being one of them. I'd like to know if the two units worked together? Might my uncle have been "on loan" from one unit to the other? Any ideas on how I might find that out? Many thanks! Michelle
Michelle Vest <design@mbgm.com>
Santa Fe, NM USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 00:34:14 (EDT)

I was just checking out your web site and thought I say best wishes for the holidays from one of the Rattlers. Class of 69.
Tommy Hobbs <Tangohotel1@msn.com>
Winter Haven, Fl USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 09:51:51 (EST)

I was HHC 196th at Tay Ninh dec 66 to feb 67 does anyone have info on the OH23 crash,after rework of the roter head,that fell into the medics tents ie dates time or names was in jan67 james phipps 817-572-4832 4124 meadow park dr arlington,texas 76017 thanks good luck
James Phipps <jim@tigersgss.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 23:07:18 (EST)

I was with F Troop 8 cav. - 196th Inf. Brigade VietNam - Nov.1971 - two tours - ending Nov. 1973- Danag - and fubi: Looking for others who were in the area at the same time: Was 67N20 - then a door gunner on UH-1H for 1 1/2 years: Looking for any one with info. and who I might have been with in the air or on the ground -
Kenneth M Hughes <photo156@mcloudteleco.com>
OK. City, OK USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 23:31:20 (EDT)

176th AHC, Chu Lai, 6-19-69 to 1-5-71 Minuteman 23 and Musket 32. Welcome home.
Steve Kerchenfaut <musket32@wcoil.com>
lima, ohio USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 17:14:31 (EDT)

steve kerchenfaut <musket32@wcoil.com>
lima, oh USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 16:55:49 (EDT)

Just found this site and want to say hello to you all. It was great privilege to fly helicopters for the unit '68 -'69. What a ride, some really good time and some real heart breakers.
John Hambrick <jham1234@hotmail.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 15:27:20 (EDT)

Jesse Herrera, of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Married to 123 ARCO scout company. "War Lords" A friend of mine here in Juneau county tells me of his unit in viet nam, anyone remembering Jesse, email me.
dennis b. <dpaintnguy@netscape.net>
lyndon station, wi USA - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 01:01:08 (EST)

I was a crew chief with 71st Rattlers and FireBirds 67-68 out of CHu Lai. We flew you guys alot and I thank you all for your service. You called we came.
Dave Shaw <evad@snowcrest.net>
Yreka, CA USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 15:18:53 (EST)

I was a crew chief with the aviation section hhc. Looking for any other members of the aviation section.
Jim Natale <Natalejf@worldnet.att.net>
Waterbury, ct USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 23:27:21 (EST)

Any 196th "Charger" pilots - guys who served with the Aviation Section, HHC 196th LIB, we are atempting to put together a gathering at the next 196th Reunion. We figure there is no other single unit that say more 196th action on a daily basis then the little 7 pilot aviation section. If you know anyone who served in the Aviation Section, in any capacity and particularly as flight crew - pilots, door gunners and crew chiefs, let us know. Thanks
Bert Hampton <stkbull@charter.net>
Swansea, IL USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 14:31:59 (EDT)

I was a Warrant Officer pilot with the Headquarters Aviation Section all of 1967. We had a chance to fly some very interesting missions in and out of country. Flew Cobras my second tour out of Pleiku.
John Simpers <johnlynn@southshore.com>
Omaha, AR USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 16:10:32 (EDT)


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