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Aug 17 2014
Name:Scott Mandell
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Richland, Wa
Comment: Thank you much for this gift. I spent a day talking to my cousins son, who is now flying Hueys for the AirForce. He had many questions about our times. It was a joy to tell him what was seen and done. Amd how different it was compared to nowadays. Without pictures and memories of all of this and all of you guys, I wouldn't have been able to talk with that young pilot. God bless you all.
Aug 17 2014
Name:Tim McCullough
Unit: 57th AHC Cougars
Location: Current is Palmer, Alaska
Comment: I transferred from the 121st AHC in Soc Trang to the 57th AHC in April 1970. I was a gunner on Cougar (I can't remember the number) and Crew Chief on 66-00632 then switched to minigun operator on the first Cougar's Revenge in late November, 1970.(This was before Cougar's Revenge was officially created) I left the 57th the 20th of December, 1970. Welcome home everyone.
Aug 16 2014
Name:Calvin Blankenship
Unit: 57th Ahc Gunpatton
Location: San Francisco
Comment: This is cougar 10 I was a doorgunner on 567 Hawaiian Punch 225 Happiness is a warm gun. My 60 is called mama good draws kill a kommie for kriss our motto was cougar killer service you call we maul. The last Charlie. Model Cougar 255 was re- engined with a snake engine , now a mike model no more hopping and dragging skids, can carrie full load of fuel 10,000 round of ammo for the guns an 17 pound rockets for the tubes my guns booboo on the left and doodoo on the right never jammed always expended 567 was converted to a mike now we have two mikes revenge and snakes crewed a few times on revenge new gun ptton model motto fuck the diumb shit lets go kill something, took one in the chest captin holsclaw saved my life he landed a gun ship at a feild hospital. Welcome HOme :) Ps: also drove the baddest gun truck in the highlands SOUL ON ICE.
Aug 15 2014
Name:Ron Frigstad
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Chanhassen, mn
Comment: Witchdoctor aircraft from August 1969- UH-1H 66-16006 Is on static display at the Yankee Air Museum -- Willow Run, MI.
Aug 09 2014
Name:Wayne Sullivan
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Lexington Kentucky
Comment: Excellent job combining the two sites.
Aug 04 2014
Name:Earl Forshee
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Bowling Green, Ky
Comment: I was stationed a with the 57th from August 1969 until FEB. 69. a great bunch of guys to work with. i don't remembr all but a few stand out. company clerk Odegart. smitty and allien. It was an out standing company. remerbering them is emotional. good luck and god bless you all.
Jul 28 2014
Name:Jerry r. Bivens
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Chatsworth , Georgia
Comment: I came to the GLADIATORS in April 1970. I flew my first mission May 6 and had my cherry picked very well (purple heart). I became the current Gladiator 19. Very very busy year. If anyone remembers me please drop a line. My best buds were Drunken Renagrade ,Guru , Scuba, Charlie didn't get me but "agent orange" is trying his best.
Jul 27 2014
Name:Kenneth Winn Jr.
Unit: 57th / 615th det
Location: Ansonia , Conn. - now Gainesville Fla.
Comment: Assigned to 57th/615th Ft Bragg , then Kontum and dropped off in a open field next to air strip and built the compound . In July sent to 119 th avn in pleiku , before rotation to Ft Knox. Discharged Jan 1970. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS.
Jul 27 2014
Name:Bruce L. Bramblett
Unit: 57th AHC, 52nd BN
Location: Athens, GA
Comment: I was with the 57th AHC from August 1970 until I was reassigned to the 92nd AHC in March 1971. I was at An Khe and then moved with the company to Camp Hollaway (Pleiku). I was a slick pilot in the 2nd platoon.
Jul 26 2014
Name:Joe Billings
Location: Sarasota FL.
Comment: Has anyone talked to Dave Garner.
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