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Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you enjoyed browsing through the historical Air Force helicopter related information we have documented. Please take time to sign our Guest book and visit our site often as we continually update with new information. If you aren't a member of USAF ROTORHEADS and meet our membership criteria, we would be honored to have you in our group and assist with our goal of documenting and preserving our rich and valuable history.

 



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Name:
George Reischling   greischling@hotmail.com
Entry:
"To those who have fought for it, Life has a flavor that the protected will never know!"

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Glad that you made it home brother!

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Date:
February 18, 2020 22:25

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Name:
John Pollard  pollards@ptd.net
Entry:
Was assigned to NKP 1970-1971 56 Combat support Jet Engine shop. Worked on CH3 and HH53 helicopters also C123K, OV10 Bronco, C119 gun ships with big light. Lost a great friend Sgt. William (Rip) Ripley to a crash(later called a shoot down in country) RIP my friend.
Date:
January 21, 2020 18:47

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[ Posted by Jim Burns, January 21, 2020 20:40 ]
     John, thank you for your comments and remembering Sgt. William (Rip) Ripley. Rip was my roomate. His shootdown occurred after my DEROS back to the States, but I remember him each day...

[ Posted by Danny Polhemus, June 18, 2023 2:41 ]
     Was assigned to 37ARRS Da Nang 10-66 to 10-67 first crew chief of HH3E Jolly 28, 281 that flew to the Paris Air show after disassembly of helicopter and flow to Viet Jam on C141 to be reassembled. Was a great aircraft.

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Name:
Kip Harkness  kipharkness@aol.com
Entry:
My father passed away 12/30/2019.
Capt. D. W. HARKNESS
He served with the Pony Express in Vietnam 69 to 70. He flew Uh-1 and was a pilot instructor at Sheppard. If anyone has any stories to tell or served with him please reach out to me.
817-291-1573.
Date:
January 01, 2020 1:03

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[ Posted by James Burns, January 01, 2020 2:47 ]
     Kip, so very sorry to hear this news. I will pass this information along to my fellow Pony Express / Green Hornet Brothers. Also will send you an email.

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Name:
Louis   zBigWop@hotmail.com
Entry:
I "Ziggy" have served in the USAF 1985-2008 all on helicopters! First MH-53J's for 7 years and then HH-60G's for 14 years! Still work helo's to this day!
Date:
October 23, 2019 23:10

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Name:
Dale   delpenn@hotmail.com
Entry:
I would like to pass along this information about a friend and former boss/co worker. A great man, James W. Duffy of Roy, Utah.... a listed member on here, passed away this year on January 16, 2019. I will miss him as well as anyone who ever had the pleasures of knowing him.
Date:
August 20, 2019 14:58

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Name:
Keith   kmullen@shackelford.law
Entry:
My father, Max Mullen (deceased), flew with the Ponies (at Udorn) from November 1967 to December 1968. After his death, I discovered his "personal" flight log, which (when read with the declassified 1968 SOW) filled in some of his stories However, I have qns, such as abbreviations for missions: "TAC" (refers to Lima 85?); "01A" (road watch drop/pick up, low bird?); "01B"(road watch drop/pick up, high bird?); Please contact me if you can help.
Date:
July 23, 2019 13:45

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[ Posted by Jim Burns, July 23, 2019 19:01 ]
     Thanks for visiting our site Keith. I'm sending you a email about your questions...

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Name:
Steve Banks  stephenprestonbanks@gmail.com
Entry:
Kudos: This is an excellent website and a fine model for other USAF units. I was USAFSS, 6988th Security Squadron (airborne), Yokota Airbase, 1963-1965.
Date:
January 06, 2019 19:31

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Name:
Ronald Kaylor Kaylor  mollys2@1791.com
Entry:
Ah the memories. Was a member of the HH-43B unit at Perrin AFB Texas and finished up in Ubon RTAFB Thailand withe Det 3 38 ARRS for a year. They were some very interesting times for a young wet behind the ears man.
Date:
December 23, 2018 21:49

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Name:
MARY CARTTER  rottie2t1@gmail.com
Entry:
My brother Paul B. Cartter was in the crash on Jan. 9, 1984. He survived, but lost his whole crew. He is now paraplegic and competes annually in the PVA Wheelchair Games..
Date:
August 12, 2018 18:45

COMMENTS


[ Posted by Jim Burns, August 12, 2018 19:34 ]
     Paul (or as we called him) "2 T" and I were stationed together at the 20th SOS, Hurlburt Fld. I had been re-assigned prior to the accident. Got to see him at Hurlburt when the dedication for the Jan. 9, 1984 accident took place next to the UH-1P on display.

[ Posted by Buck Watson, September 10, 2018 15:54 ]
     Hi Mary, I think I've met you before in Fort Walton! 2T is a friend and I always pray for him and hope life is good in all that he does! :)

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Name:
Lucy Samuels  lucysamuels@comcast.net
Entry:
My father was Col Bert Berthold who was a commander in the early 70s. He passed away in May of 2016. He loved flying and we got to hear many stories of "when I was in Southeast Asia" while we were growing up.
Date:
July 22, 2018 4:02

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[ Posted by Jim Burns, July 22, 2018 17:15 ]
     Thank you for visiting our site and remembering your Father. Your Father surly had plenty of those "when I was in Southeast Asia" stories to tell. If I remember correctly he had three tours in the Vietnam War.

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