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Aug 06 2016
Name:Bob Madich
Unit: 57th AHC
Comment: I have been corresponding with Jim Cloninger, POW/MIA Case Officer, responsible for investigating the crash of 69-15715 on 4/24/72. Jim would like photos/imagery taken of Dak To II as there are no war time imagery available to him from that particular time. I found a recording of radio transmissions on You Tube between John Vann (call sign Rogues Gallery) and pilots from the 361st Pink Panthers and a Covey pilot who flew over the crash site. If anyone has photos or information on this please contact Jim ASAP. It's long overdue that our fellow Gladiator brothers are brought home to rest. Thanks. Bob
Jul 27 2016
Name:Jim Cloninger
Unit: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Age
Location: DC
Comment: I am looking for any surviving crewmembers that were either on UH-1H tail number 69-15715 that was shot down in Kontum on 24 April 1972 or anyone that participated in the rescue of the survivors 13 days later. I am the case officer assigned to work the case and am trying to rectify the location of where the helicopter went down. My contact info is: james.m.cloninger.civ@mail.mil Thanks, Jim
Jul 05 2016
Name:Ron Frigstad
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Fargo, nd
Comment: ---4 Free tickets to the "Thunder over Michigan" Air Show--- I have 4 tickets and a parking pass to the Air Show at Willow Run Airport on August 20 or 21, 2016. I am unable to use them. I will be glad to send them to the first Gladiator that can use them. email me your address and I will mail them to you.
Jul 03 2016
Name:Eric William McDaniel
Unit: My father is Larry Dale McDani
Comment: I'm so glad my parents generation was unstoppable bad a$$ and I'm proud of all of you reading these bits knowing the impact it made even if you came home and being named after one of your brothers that died in my fathers arms and he carried him just like the other guys was saying. Thank you all your my superhero's and I could only hope my life that I owe to you brave warriors could throw a little pride at you cause we owe you for every chance we get rise even though it pales in comparison to your achievements and sacrifices.
Jun 21 2016
Name:Larry "Dale" McDainel
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Kuntom
Comment: I saw where Larry Hicks would like to know what happened to the late James Hunsicker. I tried to let the family know in the 80's but the D.O.D. still had it as classified and suggested I keep it to myself. I would speak about it now but not on social media. with the interested family or friends. I can be contacted at 251-455-2911 in Alabama.
Jun 21 2016
Name:Larry "Dale" McDaniel
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Kontum
Comment: Great pilots and Crews doing the toughest job in countries where we didn't exist officially I'd like to hear from Pilots John Kincaid and Terry Webber. I was still getting Air medals with "V" device 3 years after ETS. LOL.
May 23 2016
Name:sp5 gary lewis
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: pleiku
Comment: when I transferred into the 57th. I had no idea 0f the reputation the gladiators had acquired over the years. at that time all we knew was we had been asked to do a job and we did our best to do it.
Mar 19 2016
Name:David Conboy
Unit: 5/6 Cab
Location: Moscow, PA
Comment: It's a very sobering experience and quite emotional when you carry one of your best friends to his final resting place. At the same time, the immeasurable sense of pride that is felt when you realize that all the other guys helping you are Vietnam Era Combat Helicopter Pilots, 15-20 years senior to you, many who traveled hundreds of miles to honor their friend. And for a moment I was that kid again surrounded by great men. What an honor to walk with such heroes. God Bless the Gladiators and all those who served with them in Vietnam.
Mar 12 2016
Name:Michael Hannon
Location: Conway, SC
Comment: For any of you that knew or served with Ken Morrison (October 1968-1969), I'm sad to report that Ken lost his battle with cancer on 3/10/2016. He is survived by his wife Nancy. Both Ken and Nancy Morrison were friends of our family and fellow members of our church when we lived in Pennsylvania. Ken and Nancy were both loving, caring and kind people that I'm grateful that I got to know and whom that I miss greatly (I haven't seen Ken or Nancy in years, sadly). And Ken entertained my fascination with aviation as a kid and helped foster it. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment, Nancy. God bless you and Ken.
Admin: We sympathize with the loss of your friend and our Gladiator brother
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