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336th Assault Helicopter Company - "Warriors, Thunderbirds"

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336th Operations Hootch, Soc Trang Airfield Circa 1967-1968
Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

Soc Trang air field
Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

This is a 336 AHC bird. It was slung in. About the 5th day of 68 Tet. The 336 was our sister company at Soc Trang. I don't see any blood. And don't know any details about the pilot. But I don't see how he got through that one without getting hurt. Gives me the chills. And thank God for flack vest in the bubble.
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix 121st AHC


Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Bad day at the office for Warrior 18. Slide dated 1968, ship dumped at Vinh Long.
Image courtesy of Oland Kershaw Via John Jones

This is me at 18 years old, it was taken on Warrior 14 when the 50 cals were on board. Let me explain what we did in our flight platoon. We would Alternate weekly our flights 1 week we would fly CA's which were Combat Assaults taking troops into Combat, and Medi Vacs taking the wounded out. The next week we would fly Swing missions which would be logistical missions like taking remote fire bases there mail or bringing in new bees (new guys). When we flew by ourselves only 1 helicopter we could put our 50 cals on. When we flew in flight formation we had to have the 60 cals mounted because it would be very easy to accidentally shoot down another ship. As the 50 cal rounds would hit the ground and bounce up over 500 feet.
Image courtesy of Victor Montano

This is a pic of the late chow pass, because we were in a flight platoon we would arrive at all hours so if we missed chow we could get something to eat late at night.
Image courtesy of Victor Montano

Back of my door gunners business card and the Front of Kurt Jacoboni's
Image courtesy of Victor Montano

This is a pic of me (face mask up) and my Door gunner Kurt, we were at POL (petroleum oil and lubricants) refueling the helicopter with JP-4 we would put in about 1000 lbs of fuel I don't know how many gallons that was but if you think about it, it was kind of scary to know you were sitting above fuel cells with bullets and tracers flying all around you! Thank God we made it back!!!
Image courtesy of Victor Montano

Here is a pic of the Meal Card we used to gain entry to the Famous Chow Hall in Soc Trang
Image courtesy of Victor Montano

This is a chit Book for the EM/NCO club at Soc Trang. When in Viet Nam the service men could not use United States currency, we were paid in MPC and there were no coins so if you needed to pay say .35 cents for something you would tear off the tickets from the book.
Image courtesy of Victor Montano


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