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C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment - Page 1

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C troop Sign located outside the Troop Orderly Room
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

Our chapel - "C" Troop went here for memorial services 13 times during the year I commanded the Troop. A small number considering daily enemy contact and Lam Son 719 which we lead, but a tremendous loss. We had a Catholic Chaplain assigned to North Phu Bai Chapel, Father McPartlin, a great guy and tremendous personality, and held his own at the "O" club.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

C Troop 2/17 Cav
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

Dick Brown
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Aero Scout - C troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry
September 1967 - December 1967
Aero Scout - B troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry
February 1968 - February 1969
Image courtesy of Dick Brown

A C Troop Cobra taken at Khe Sahn during Lam Son 719, from Jim Newman, troop comander during the battle.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman via Randy White

A picture of a big rock in my troop area at Phu Bai
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6 C troop, 2/17

C troop "Blues" on stand down. Tony Japuntich was the Platoon Sgt and the second from left. He is a retired CW5 now. Charley Cannon, extreme left, was my XO and a good one I might add, And me in the middle with the Bud. Note - In the top photo the white guy between the two black guys, (Williams and Lennon, is Frank Zimmerly, who was killed in Feb, 1983 in a wreck on his way home from work.

Top Left Photo; Lto R: unk, "J", Back of T Shea, Ed Bradley behind Maj. Newman, Watkins, Williams, Zimmerly, & Lennon.

Bottom Photo; L to R: unk, Boller, Roddell, Almador, Taylor (I believe), Lyons (middle back), Bradley, Williams, T. Shea, & Lennon.

Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6 C troop, 2/17

Update on 16161 previously posted. OH-6 67-16161 as it appeared late Sept.'71 and as it is today. The two lower pictures are the most recent & current as of this writing, May 1, 2002. This is the aircraft in which Cpt. Wilbur Latimer was KIA 71Jan19 while serving with C troop, 2/17th Cav based in Phu Bai. The top photo was taken later that year, shortly after Typhoon Agnes/Supertyphoon Bess (Sept.18-21) struck, which accounts for damage to hangar roof in background. The aircraft is seen delivering a passenger to the 2/17th flight line at Camp Eagle...I can't ID the pilot, but believe the passenger may be Malcolm Lathers. Currently owned by Ronn Walker & Tropical Helicopter based at Leesburg Reg. Airport-Leesburg, FL. (see www.tropicalhelicopter.com) who shared the lower photos with me for the purpose of this posting.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

L to R: Jim Crane (1LT), Doug Brinker (CW2), Larry Nichols In frt (CW2), John Loffler (1LT P), John Stolp (CPT).

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Image courtesy of Jim Newman


Air Cavalry Troop Pilots and other personnel take a break at Khe Sahn before the next mission into Laos during Lam Son 719, January 30 - April 6, 1971
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

Before this flight I told Bobby Joe to come on I would get him a Purple Heart. I had three new pilots that flew with me all of Lam Son and all of them knew we would be in the S _ _ _ before the day was over. Two of the three got a Purple heart - nothing serious and all survived the tour
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

My Huey after I cut trees down to get to two of my shot down cobra pilots in Laos during Lam Son 719, CPT Jim Kane & WO James Casher, before the NVA got to them. I got there first but barely. Had a terrible vibration at 40K's coming home
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

My C & C Huey after Lam Som 719 with functional rocket pods mounted. The FAC and I bet occasionally on marking a target
Image courtesy of Jim Newman, Condor 6

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