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GORDON MORTON MORTON  MOVED2AK@YAHOO.COM
Entry:
50 years later, I am still thankful for the courage of all rescue flights. I was extracted from the Quang Tri Citadel, 1May'72, along with the rest of MACV TM155.

A few years back, I found the transcript of radio traffic of that rescue, as published in the Airman's Magazine. Unfortunately, I lost it and can no longer find it online.The PJ's had big brass ones.
Thanx again!!
Date:
August 05, 2021 1:00

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[ Posted by Jim Burns, August 05, 2021 20:18 ]
     Scroll down on the left menu to the "Helicopter Time-Line" page and look up the 01 May 1972 date for more information.

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Name:
John Swanson  john@premiertrucksfl.com
Entry:
Just popping in to say thank you, found a pic of my Dad, Capt. Leslie Swanson on the Scrapbook/Remember When page...thanks again...
Date:
May 27, 2021 21:11

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Name:
Byron Hukee  spaddrvr@gmail.com
Entry:
Nothing but awe and admiration for the Jolly Green crew members, those up front, and those doing the heavy lifting (and scary stuff) in the back from a former Sandy. Sure was great to have our ride home next to us if things turned to s*^}.

Worked with 37th and 40th ARRS and also 20th SOS Knives and countless H-34s in the Barrel.
Date:
March 31, 2021 14:07

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[ Posted by Jim Burns, March 31, 2021 15:10 ]
     That awe and admiration along with deep respect goes back at you. I flew with the 20th HS "Green Hornets" in 67-68 and the 21st SOS "Knifes" in 69-70 and know that more than once you A-1 drivers saved our butts. You, guys would be right down in the tree tops giving the bad guys all sorts of hell.

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Name:
Brian Smith  Brian.Smith@dhses.ny.gov
Entry:
Keep up the good work.
Date:
December 09, 2020 20:42

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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!"

Between mortars, rockets, RPGs, booby traps and bullets, there was no safe place for any soldier in southeast Asia. 50 years has passed since the war but we have only to close our eyes to rejoin our brothers in the greatest nightmarish adventure of most of our lives. Your air support was critical to the war effort and saved many American lives! Remember your Christmas in Thailand? Mine was spent in Vietnam on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. I served with the 25th Infantry Division-3/22nd Battalion, Tay Ninh and later the 93rd Evac Hospital at Long Binh. -We may have served in different units in different AOs but our mission was the same! -Courage on the Mountain- Free to Amazon Prime members- Over one hundred 5 star reviews- courageonthemountain.com

Glad that you made it home brother!

George Reischling
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greischling@hotmail.com
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...

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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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