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3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment


3rd Squadron, 17th Cav


Image courtesy of Arthur Bonevich

Pocket patch from HHT, 3/17th Air Cav while at Phu Loi.Circa '71 - 72
Image courtesy of Jay Brown

Duke Baxter between the hootches in HHT/3/17th officer's country
Image courtesy of Jay Brown

"FNG is your's truly, fresh in country studying the little pink book that had all the airfield diagrams, freqs, etc." - HHT 3/17 Jay Brown
Image courtesy of Jay Brown

Courier runs were to ferry paperwork and people around MRIII. After  leaving Phu Loi the stops along the way included Dau Tieng, Tay Ninh, Nui Ba Dinh, Lai Khe, Quan Loi, An Loc, Song Be, Long Binh (with stops at Plantation, Stanford, 121 Evac, Red Carpet and the MACV pad), Chu Chi, Di An, Saigon with stops at Hotel 3, sometimes the embassy roof top (made famous during the evac) and another pad that escapes me (I dropped a load of Aussies out of Vung Tau there on their way back to their world), Xuan Loc, then out to Vung Tau. Of course not all places were visited on each run so it was a different route each time you flew it. And  there was always some folks in need of a ride somewhere waiting at each stop so you did what you could.
Image courtesy of Jay Brown

Col. John B. Stockton's dog riding in the Colonel's personal ship while Stateside at Fort Benning with 3/17. This was just a short time before 3/17 went overseas and became the 1/9 Cav.
Image courtesy of Bob Stengle

Muster!  The Cadre of the 3/17 "Air Assault" Cavalry at Fort Benning, Georgia, August 26, 1964. Then Captain Stengle can be seen 4th from left.
Image courtesy of Bob Stengle


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