Last updated on 3/16/17
Search museum.vhpa.org Courtesy of Google

View My Guestbook

Sign My Guestbook

Geo Visitors Map

Last updated on 3/16/17

Site established on 3/22/01



H Troop, 10th Cavalry Regiment

Click here to visit H Troop, 10th Cav


Image courtesy of T.C. "Cav Belt" Butz

Custom made troop Guidon for Gun Platoon
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

CW2 Louis "Soup" Goeltzenleuchter & Lt. Roger Webster (standing) outside the Maintenance hooch at Lane Army Heliport - An Son, Vietnam. "The chair to Soups right had a sign over it that said "War Stories Chair". It was elevated high enough to keep the story teller's feet out of the bullshit which tended to get a bit deep..." - Steve Shepard
image courtesy of Steve Sheppard

Plei Djarang May 72
image courtesy of Steve Sheppard

"I don't know what there is to say about my Cav Belt, It just kind of took on a life of it's own some how. Prior to going to RVN x2 I was at Ft Knox, In fact I was actually commissioned there. Anyway, there was a place called the Cav Store, I believe it is still there, I bought the belt there and took it to RVN with me. Since I got the assignment (7/17) that I asked for I wore the belt all the time. Both in and out of uniform. I think it was StewBall that started calling me Tommy Cav Belt, and it stuck in various forms, TCB and Cav Belt!" - Tommy "Cav Belt" Butz
image courtesy of Tommy "Cav Belt" Butz

Flame resistant Nomex Jungle fatigue shirt worn by Tom Butz. Notice unique unit patches on pockets. The Cobra patch on left pocket reflects the troop motto - "Riders on the Storm"
image courtesy of Tommy "Cav Belt" Butz

Detail of Gun platoon scroll and 1st Aviation Brigade patch on the left shoulder of Tom's Nomex shirts
image courtesy of Tommy "Cav Belt" Butz

"H troop Aero Weapons platoon off to work" - The guy on the left is WO1 Larry Richards, then L-R, WO1 Roger Lone, Cpt. Zane Brown, Cpt Dean Priddy, WO1 Rosen (I think), 1LT Jerry Paul
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Nap Time LZCrystal. Note Tom Butz wearing Harness boots and the trade mark "Cav Belt" peaking out from under his gun belt.
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Taken in late July, 1972. Near Hwy 1 on the coast north of Qui Nhon I have to check my maps to get the river's name. The pictured area is just east of the town of Bong Son... an area made famous by the 1st Cav in 65 and 66. The An Loh valley is about 10 miles west of here and was never out of NVA control..... that is where I got hit. The smoke was courtesy of me!
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Hooked Hook" This was taken at Camp Holloway, outside Pleiku. The gunship revetments there were unique in my experience...  high walls fore and aft.  I was in the back seat (Cobra) , so the likely time was June 72.And since it was June, I was in H Troop.  C Troop 7/17 Air Cav officially became H Troop 10th Cav (Air) on April 30, 1972
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

H troop, 10th Cav "Hunter Killer" team - 1st Aviation Brigade

3rd pattern Jungle jacket worn by non-flying personel. Note H troop guidon patch on right chest pocket and 10th Aviation Group on right


Mark Connolly was a clerk in the maintenance platoon.
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

The yellow neckerchief was a popular item with Cav troopers. A versatile accessory - they were widely used to wipe perspiration away, protect the neck from sun and even to keep the old "Chicken Plate" from chaffing the neck. The scarf enjoyed some popularity with H troopers and seems to have been a carry over form C troop , 7th Squadron, 17th Cav to which H troop owed it's lineage.
Image courtesy of Jim "Moon" Sheetz - Scout Platoon Crew Chief C-16 & H-10


These H Troopers might just be the last two official 11Bs working in Vietnam. Vietnamization required Light Weapons Infantraymen (11Bs) to leave about a year before the Peace Accord was signed and the rest of us started coming home. These guys loved being in the blues, and somehow stayed when they could have gone. They were the lead when we picked up ARVN troops to fly in the chase birds. We really liked having GIs in the chase bird instead of just ARVNs. This picture must have been around August, maybe September of 1972. One day they got discovered, and they left the next. Neither of them was happy about it. Just two guys doing what they loved.
Image courtesy of Dick Hudson


All images remain the personal property of this site and the contributor of the photo. You may download them for your personal use but they may not be published or used on any other site without written permission from the webmaster and the contributor.