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C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment - Page 6

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Cleve Pickins on the go - Larry Nichols out of view in the left seat.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6

Door Gunner on 774 the only "D"model we had. The Condor net can't agree on his name. Maybe he'll discover our net someday and straighten us out. Hot refueling at Phu Bai.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6

L Company's Acid Pad in 1970 with a team on board. Probably a HHT 2/17 Cavalry ship
Image courtesy of Tom Delaney via Randy White

Condor Scout Aircraft at Phu Bai - Inside the AH 6A -Not much to look at here. I flew with CPT. Dick Brown Scout Plat. Cmdr. the first two weeks I commanded C Troop and this, tree limbs, red smoke, tracers and dinks is all I had to look at. The bubble was in the middle as it passed through ONLY.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6

Fred Behrens with a minigun equipped OH-6. Maybe Camp Evans. Note smoke grenades strung on wire in nose bubble.
Image courtesy of Fred Behrens Via Randy White

The 2-17 Cav has a program where they induct members or x members into the Cav as a Distinguished Member. I was the 5th inducted in June 2000 at Campbell and this is a copy of the certificate
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Distinguished Member Award presented By LTC James C. McConville, 2-17 Cavalry Sqdn Cmdr. June 2000 in Cav Country at Ft Campbell, KY.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

L to R.  Mac Jones, Jim Newman, Chuck Vehlow at the 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Hq. Ft. Campbell, Ky. in June 2000, where Jim Newman was named Distinguished Member of the 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment and placed on the rolls of the "Forward" Regiment.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

L to R, Mac Jones former C Troop Opns Officer, LTC James McConville, Sqdn Cmdr And Jim Newman former C Troop Cmdr stand At Ease after Distinguished Member Induction.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

A snake in it's nest, ready to strike. Phu Bai
Image courtesy of Fred Behrens Via Randy White

Map of Phu Bai and the active strip. That's highway 1 running at a 45 through the area. 
Image courtesy of Randy White

C Troop bird
Image courtesy of Fred Behrens via Randy White

This is a 1968 photo of LZ Sally from about 10,000 feet up in the air.  The top of the picture is pretty much oriented to north.  The A Shau Valley is to the west and the South China Sea to the right of the picture. The runway does not have a control tower yet built.  The C Troop, 2/17 Cav flight line and area is in the lower right corner of the picture and isn't even entirely set-up yet.  Look at the horseshoe rice paddy.  There is a dirt road below it.  The C Troop, 2/17 Cav area was below that dirt road and to the right of the picture.  Where that road ends  to the left, was an area where mortar emplacements were located.  Up on the the top left of the LZ, artillery emplacements were located there.  The LZ was very small.  This is where C Troop, 2/17 Cavalry set up there operation after mobilizing from Fort Hood.  They literally built their own bunkers and many of their facilities.  In the late February early March time frame in 1970, we relocated to Phu Bai.  The day after we did that, the LZ was over-run by a ground attack. The road at the top right of the picture was QL1, if I am recalling correctly, and it went up to Camp Evans to the North. "I did not get there until spring of '71 so I was never at Sally. When I got there, we were in some quonset huts that had been built by the Marines. We had nice bunks up off the ground, hot running water, a swell mess hall and it was almost like Boy Scouts out on bivouwac somewhere. Even had handball courts the Marines had built. My mother was blown away when I wrote home and requested that she send my handball gloves and stuff!" - Rick Schwab
Image courtesy of Emil J. Hirsch

Capt Rick Daly taking a break on his ammo bay door
Image courtesy of Rick Schwab, Condor 47

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