Learn To Fly
Flying helicopters is one of the coolest experiences you can ever have. I truly
felt like a bird the first time I was in a helicopter and I just knew right then
and there that I needed to learn to fly one.
Casper Aviation Platoon was the only separate
aviation platoon in the United States Army during the Vietnam war.
Casper was organized with the 173d Airborne Brigade on Okinawa in 1963 and
arrived in country with the Brigade on May 5, 1965 becoming the first
United States Army ground unit committed to the Vietnam War. Casper
supported the Brigade until they all left the Republic of Vietnam in
Bruce "Snake" Crandall
Citizen, Soldier, Leader, Pilot, Ace, Hero,
Husband, Athlete, Comedian, Celebrity
This site created as a surprise
with love and pride for our
father-- Fathers Day 2001
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" -
OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE
the home page of Attack Helicopter Crew Chief / Photographer Butch Lottman
The intent of this site is for educational and Links
to very interesting people I have come to know in the
field of Army Aviation. Thank you for visiting
Helicopter Pilot Association
To enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit
de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in
Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era
During the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1975, helicopter crews were able to
locate their fellow Marines on the ground by asking them to "pop a
smoke" in the landing zone
Helicopter Flight Crew Network
The Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network (VHFCN)is a non profit veterans
organization dedicated to the fulfillment of the following purposes: To
provide a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of
aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75. Topics
cover the entire spectrum from Vietnam to reunions and everything in between
Fighter pilots have no fear. Jolly Green Giants are always near. Jolly
Green Giants are always near
The DUSTOFF Association
is a nonprofit organization for Army Medical Department enlisted and officer
personnel, aviation crewmembers, and others who are (or ever were) engaged
in (or actively supported in any capacity) Army aeromedical evacuation
programs in war or peace.
This page is in honor of the many
sacrifices the men of the Diamondheads and Little Bears made. Many made
the ultimate sacrifice. For those this page is my way of saying thank
you, for a job well done. For everyone else and the many heroic deeds
they did, this is my way of giving to those who gave so much for me.
Maybe it will serve as a gathering place for remembrances that in some
way will help the healing process.
Looking for a crewmember you were stationed with years ago? This
is the place to look!! A place where all past and present Hookers, pilots,
flight engineers, crew chiefs, mechanics, TIs, & allied shops folks, can leave
a current address where they can be contacted by other members of the
Throughout the Vietnam War, the 117th AHC provided support in II, III and IV
Corps. Proving their mettle, the 117th completed more Special
Operations missions than any other helicopter unit in Vietnam. The men
of the 117th, flew with honor and pride into places like Tay Ninh, Dau
Tieng, Bien Hoa, Bearcat, Dalat, Tuy Hoa, Qui Non, Pleiku, Kontum, Dong Ba
Thin, Phan Rang, Long Binh, Phan Thiet, Tay Ninh, Ninh Hoa, Can To, Song Be,
Dong Tam, Tan An, Rach Kien, Bao Loc and many, many more.
Assault Helicopter Company
The following pages contain photos of the razorback helicopters.
These are just a few of the many photos that I took while in Vietnam.The
gunships were used for escorting other helicopters that carried troops into
dangerous areas and provide protection for them. They were also used to help
protect outposts when they were being attacked by the enemy.
121st Assault Helicopter Company Association
The purpose of this site is to enhance and accredit the
cohesiveness, esprit de corps and triditions of valor of all those
Helicopter Company May God bless them all
We remaining members of the Tomahawks, will always remember our fallen
as the young warriors they were!
129th Assault Helicopter Company
Thanks for visiting the site. If your interests are in the 129th, it is
our hope that this site will become your spot for what is happening with
the followers of the company and it's past.
Then and now. Lots of pictures. Great Stuff.
The 155th AHC Association provides a
quarterly newsletter, reunion
information and help in locating
members. The association is open to
former members of the 155th AHC, all
attached units, anyone assigned to
Camp Coryell, and all family and
161st Assault Helicopter Company170th Assault Helicopter Company
If you came to this website looking for the
123rd Aviation Battalion of the AMERICAL Division, then this is a good place
to start. The 161st AHC was reorganized into the 123rd AHB, and this
site contains information and images during that transition period in early
The 170th Aviation Company (Light
Airmobile) was activated September 1, 1965 at Fort Bennning Georgia under
by General Order 264, Third Army
Headquarters dated August 25, 1965. It consisted of a headquarters section,
and armed flight platoon
with eight (8) UH-1B helicopters, two flight lift platoons with twenty
(20) UH-1D troop carriers (slicks) and a service platoon.
The 405th Transportation Detachment (TC), 448th
Signal Detachment (SD), and the 755th Medical Detachment (MD) were attached.
A web site that shares the emotional
and spiritual experiences of the Vietnam War through poetry, stories, and
photos by combat veterans.
This site is dedicated to all the men of the Blackhawks, Crusaders, Rat Pack
and all of the supporting units of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company.
Boomerangs and Bounty Hunters
This site is dedicated to the Members of the
191st Assault Helicopter Company in Viet Nam. Those who survived, and
especially those that perished. We all gave something, but some gave
213th Assault Support
Welcome to the official 213th Assault
Support Helicopter Company Black Cat Alumni Association - a Non-Profit
organization whose purpose is to provide brotherhood and remembrance of the
Vietnam Veterans that never returned.
240th Assault Helicopter Company
Greyhounds, Mad Dogs and Kennel
I would like to dedicate this site, the 240th Assault
Helicopter Company Flight Line, to all the members and their families for
being supportive in preserving the memories and sacrifices that this unit
sustained. I am also thankful for the camaraderie, brotherhood and caring
we, as members, have for each other.
Support Helicopter Company
281st Assault Helicopter Company
This website is a labor of love not paid for by any organization
but totally dedicated to the memory of who we were and what we
accomplished in support of freedom, as well as the memory of all Intruders
living and dead.
Assault Helicopter Company