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H Troop, 17th Cavalry Regiment


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Image courtesy of "Jet" Jackson, Undertaker 21 H-17

Image courtesy of "Jet" Jackson, Undertaker 21 H-17

Image courtesy of "Jet" Jackson, Undertaker 21 H-17

Image courtesy of "Jet" Jackson, Undertaker 21 H-17

An H/17th Cav OH-6 was taken in late 1972 in the Central Highlands north and west of Pleiku near infamous, "Rocket Ridge," so named for obvious reasons.
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

This picture was taken at the Camp Holloway hot pit refueling point during the summer of 1972. The front seater (me) would man the controls while the Aircraft Commander would refuel on the right side.
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

H/17th Cav scout Charlie Boh shows bullet hits to Captain Walt Moss, Scout Platoon Leader. Camp Holloway, 1972
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

CW2 William Reed attempts to fix a jammed 7.62 minigun while rearming at Camp Holloway. H/17th Cav, 1972
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

H/17th pilots outside their quarters, grounded by monsoon conditions at Camp Holloway, Pleiku, 1972
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

H/17th Cav UH-1H performing hotpit refueling at Camp Holloway, September, 1972
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

This is a H/17th Cav LOH cockpit. Note the M-79 grenade launcher used by the scout pilot to blow away vegetation for a closer look; smoke grenade by observer seat; observer M-60 resting on handrest between missions; all-important body armor "chicken plate" resting on seat
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27




Image courtesy of Bob Hasselbein

A H/17th OH-6 turns towards the sun on a morning VR (Visual Recon) somewhere west of Pleiku.
Image courtesy of Bob Hasselbein

A H/17th CAV gunship rests in a protective revetment of the "Christmas Tree" heliport at Camp Holloway. In the distance the mountains surrounding the Central Highlands Plateau are surprisingly visible in the clear evening sky.
Image courtesy of Bob Hasselbein

H Troop Letter Head
Image courtesy of Don Langlois

The Christmas tree was by our supply building at LZ Bayonet. I didn't get the use of it that Christmas. We were working the area outside of Chulai so that Bob Hope, and the troops didn't get rocketed. One of my buddies from H Troop's 1st platoon was watching Bob Hope while we were guarding them. He has never let me forget that, and I have never stopped wanting to kick him in the ass for it.
Image courtesy of Jim Linton, H Troop, 17th Cav.


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