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

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I was on team Dallas 17 on September 25, 1970 when I got an up-close and personnel look at one of these guys in action. We had made contact and had one KIA, got him lifted out on a penetrator and made for an LZ. The Cobras were trying' to keep the dinks off our back trail and keep the front trail clear. We were poppin' smoke as we went down the trail and the Cobra fire was so close the leaves were dropping' around me. They gave us some time to prepare a surprise for Charles. We left the ruck sack from the KIA laying on the trail, with a Willy Pete with a short fuse underneath it. That done, we were up and running again and a short time later heard the WP go off and mark their position...thanks Chuck. That kept the Cobras busy and made Chuck unhappy as we made our escape. As we broke out of the canopy and into the LZ, one of these birds popped up from below the ridge line on full automatic spraying the opposite side of the LZ. I later learned the dinks were moving' in on us from three sides, including a trail on the opposite side of the LZ. Just like a ballet the Huey came flatten' in from the opposite direction just as the little bird finished his run and we ran for salvation. Pile on board and spray the wood line...outa' there. Scared me more when the little bird with the mini gun popped up over my head firing than the whole contact. We lost Lloyd Grimes that day. Married with a wife and kid,.... and short. Probably less than two months to go.
Image courtesy of Randy White

C Troop 2/17 bird 432 in front, with a D Company 101st AVN. BN. Hawks ship behind the wall. The "Snake Pit"
Image courtesy of Jim Newman/Randy White

A great picture of 15661 from C Troop, 2/17 Cav 101st.
Image courtesy of Carl Trapp via Randy White

507th Trans Detachment, 2/17 Cav

Waiting for a big RF.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman Condor 6

Make sure everyone knows where we are going and has a map.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman Condor 6

Steak and Potatoes for everyone. Big daddy dropped a load of stakes. "C" Troop and the 507th Maint Det recovered 3 or 4 cases. Cooking in front of the acft. Maint.hangar
Image courtesy of Jim Newman Condor 6

Big Daddy delivering supplies.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman Condor 6

Little bird. The OH6a is an excellent aircraft for Air Cavalry Scouts.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman Condor 6

Poached Loach - A recovered OH-6A from C troop of the 2/17 Cavalry. The blue tail band is just visible on the boom, stuck in the radio compartment. Late summer of 1970 at Phu Bia
Image courtesy of Emil Hirsch via Randy White

Mike & Steve in front of one of the attached FLIR acft.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Mike H & Rick Miller Two good crew chiefs.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Rick Miller's ship in field on left, Rick Miller's ship at home
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

North Phu Bai sign
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

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