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Jan 30 2016
Name:Eugene Slater Jr.
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Comment: Assigned 57th AHC Pleiku October 1970 flew the fence as a gunner for 5-6 months before being reassigned to the 238th AWC and was part of Lam Son 719. I stayed with the 238th AWC till they stood down in late 1971. Thanks to the officers of the 238th I was transferred to south of Saigon. Completed 22months in the Nam February 29, 1972. To all you I had the honor to serve with, you were never forgotten.
Jan 26 2016
Name:Greg Hutson
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Veterans Cemetary, Boulder City, NV
Comment: On 1-15-2016 "Cougar 42" was cleared for departure on his final flight where we bid farewell and "Taps" was played for Nick Harrington during a memorial service at the Veterans Cemetary, Boulder City, NV. Nick served with the 57th from Dec 71- Dec 72', during which time he was awarded the DFC. Nick possessed the heart of a lion, he was a Cougar first and a Gladiator through and through. One of Nick's last missions was attending the 57th AHC Reunion this past August in Texas, Nick loved being with his Gladiator Family. Our condolences to his wife Leslie and family.
Admin: Nick was one of the best. May he rest in peace.
Jan 11 2016
Name:B L Waltz
Unit: 57th AHC
Comment: They came through the wire, we got more of them they they took from us.
Dec 27 2015
Name:Phil Glasser (MAJ, USA, ret.)
Location: Overland Park, KS
Comment: All....I am looking for info on the events of 10-16-72 when 1LT Dugger and another man, SP5 Craig from the Log Sup Activity at Pleiku were KIA... SP5 Craig's grave is next to that of a friend's father and the friend now takes care of it, but we cannot connect him to the fatal mission...he was a 31E and while the bird was not flown out only 2 were KIA...why a 31E on an evac/medevac mission is a puzzle. If anyone knows about these events can you contact me? phil.glasser@yahoo.com
Dec 24 2015
Unit: 57th ahc 68-69
Location: kontum 68-69
Comment: merry christmas to all
Dec 07 2015
Name:Robert Wilkins
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Guthrie, KY
Comment: Great website. Wish it had yearbook pics for '69. Would like to hear from some of my buddies.
Nov 25 2015
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: ft.worth tx
Comment: happy thanksgiving
Nov 19 2015
Name:Eugene Cote
Unit: 57th AHC
Comment: On 27 August 1968 @ 22:45 Hours I experienced a short shaft failure on climb out in an H Model while performing a Maintenance Test Flight. I happened to be in the dead man curve how ever Miraculously I managed to auto rotate into the barbed wire perimeter of the compound with minimal damage to the aircraft and no injuries to myself, the crew chief or door gunner. The 28th of August was Major Robert Williams' first day assuming command of the 57th AHC. As I recall he was not a happy camper! Reason that I am posting this after all these years is : I do not remember the tail number of this Huey ? I think the crew chief's name was Higgins? If any recall let me know. Thanks, Gene
Nov 17 2015
Name:Truman Petway
Unit: 57th AHC
Comment: We Did it
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