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Nov 04 2016
Name:jerry huffman
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: watauga tx
Comment: ijohn i cant remember his name i went to the reuion last year had a good time i saw jim carriere talk to carl hoeck he was the one of the pilots i got hot down in loas with he told me the other fred ledfords had died a while back i still have not heard any thing about bobby gilmore he was my gunner that day i heard he died the next day at dak-to hospital from his wounds then somebody told me he did not but they might thought about another gilmore in the 57th i think bobby was on loan from the 4th infrantry i can tell anyone who has not been to reunion they need to go not to be morbid but we all not getting any younger i wished i had gone before fred died you never know
 
Nov 01 2016
Name:John Sanford
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Stuart, NE
Comment: I'm glad to see that Jerry Huffman has begun to reconnect with those he served with. Jerry was crew chief on 2nd flt plt slick Gladiator 167. I had the honor of being his door gunner on many occasions. Jerry, do you remember who our peter pilot was on the Aug 30, 1968 rescue of the folks on that medivac ship which was shot down on Hill 1258. Our AC that day was Capt. Edward Gast.
 
Oct 30 2016
Name:Greg Hutson
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Gold River, CA
Comment: Robert, thank you for taking care of the 57th site... Pledge page worked nicely...
Admin: You're welcome Greg.
 
Oct 18 2016
Name:jerry huffman
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: watauga tx
Comment: thanks jim mckinzie for info
 
Oct 16 2016
Name:jerry huffman
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: watauga tx
Comment: i am looking for jim kelly from il. does any one know about him
 
Oct 08 2016
Name:Larry Burbridge
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: pleiku
Comment: I wish great fortune to all gladiators, Served with 189th first then to the gladiators late November or early December of 70, leaving Feb of 72
 
Sep 18 2016
Name:Dr Edwin Bracken
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Central Highlands
Comment: My father Capt. Edwin Bracken served proudly in '68-69 and again in 71-72.
 
Sep 15 2016
Name:Gene C. Carpenter
Unit: Gun Platoon, 57th AHC
Location: Kontum
Comment: David Tuggle, I am the only Capt. that flew with the Cougar Gun Platoon from Oct 68 thru Aug 69. I was the Gun Platoon Leader. I was flying with Fred Brown as my co-pilot, but cannot remember the Crew Chief and Door Gunner names when we were shot down over Laos. I remember that we had just gotten the aircraft about a month earlier and the Crew Chief and Door Gunner had worked very hard to shine up the aircraft, then we go and get shot down. Me email address is gcc12343@aol.com
 
Sep 12 2016
Name:david tuggle
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: kontum
Comment: june 8 1968 -june 8 1969. arrived as aircraft maint. became crew chief of uh-1c gunship , 21 sept. 1968 to 9 april 1969. first chopper was a hog, rockets only ,two door gunners. second chopper mini gun and rockets, two door gunners. sorry, but the only name i can remember is my co-pilot Mr. Dalaney. hope i spelled that correctly. my pilot was a captain and avery good pilot. i think he was from Texas.well i could go on. hope maybe this will jog so memories ' THE JUDGE'
 
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