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C Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment

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C Troop Snake over AnKhe
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C Trp Buzzing Convoy AnKhe
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Steve Shepard "In the Office"
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Steve Shepard and Stewball
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Note on aircraft markings: A Troop had a yellow triangle, B Troop had a yellow square, C Troop had a yellow ball
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C troop 7/17

Enroute to Holloway from AnKhe 30MAR72
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C Troop gunnies at An Khe... March72 L-R  CW2 Jeff Clink, Cpt Tom Butz, WO1 Roger Lone, WO1 Steve Shepard
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"This is my Cav hat. The picture was taken in AnKhe. The skull was turned over to grave registration." - Steve Shepard
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Image courtesy of Tommy "Cav Belt" Butz

Snake Drivers at Phu Cat, Roger Lone, Bill Starnes (White Zero), Chuck Scribner
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"Mission Briefing" - "That's me on the left with the RayBans Tom Butz is the short Captain on the right. The man talking to us is a General... I don't recall his name
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Oversize C troop Gun platoon patch made in-country for wear on the back of a "Party" suit or souvenir jacket
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C Trp LOH Apr 72
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"Shep" loading 17 pounders
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Anti Tank Rocket - H.E.A.T
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C Trp An Khe - Shep and Roger Lone
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Approximately 30May72 give or take 3-4 days at Holloway. Have you ever wondered what a Brand New Snake smells like?  This one smelled just like a new car.  Too bad it only lasted a little over one month....   direct hit next to back-seat collective handle by a rocket while doing 130 knots at 300 feet agl. The guy in the photo is Chuck Scribner, my platoon leader... Naturally, when we got this bird, it became his. That is until our XO was KIA and Chuck became XO.  The guy flying it when it was destroyed was WO1 Roger Lone
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Did I think I was going to die?

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CW2 Jeff Clink C Troop rearm point. Camp Holloway May 72
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Troop A/C Maintenance at Phan Rang, Nov 71.
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1971 Summer-Fall issue of Hawk magazine, official publication of the 1st Aviation Brigade, with feature story on C troop Hunter-Killer operations starting on page 3 - "Mutt and Jeff"

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Holloway Tower
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My good friend,  Cpt W. Dean Priddy was the Battery CO at L.Z. Action ( at the bottom of the Mang Yang pass, west of An Khe) on his first tour. This is him on the left...  one the right is John Harden. Spring 72, Camp Holloway
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Shot taken at Camp Holloway... first week of July 72. This was the room of a flight school buddy of mine, Robert Strong.
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Why my VHF radio quit working during an otherwise uneventful day. The avionics man found a 45 cal slug in the radio. Hmmm... "friendly" fire from an ARVN trooper? Very likely.

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C troop Cobra with a score board
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C Troop Cobra pilots, Camp Holloway, Spring 72

Standing L-R, Cpt Tom (TCB) Butz / CW2 Jeff Clink / Cpt Chuck Scribner / 1Lt Bill (Zero) Starnes

Kneeling, L-R, Cpt Dean Priddy / WO1 Steve Shepard

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Mark (StewBall) Stuart - Red 16, Loach Pilot C/7/17 & H-10


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