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The VHPA Aviator (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assocication (VHPA))

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The VHPA Aviator (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assocication (VHPA)) - Newsletter

The VHPA Aviator
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assocication (VHPA)
Citrus Heights, California
United States
General Note
2005- / Earlier Title: The VHPA Newsletter


  • Publication: May/June 2014

Table of Contents

FROM THE PRESIDENT FROM Bill "Moon" Mullen The Education Center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall

LETTERS: Steel horses FROM Conn Bomstead 1st reunion - aviation platoon, HHC 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Divsion FROM Pete Rzeminnski Memories and thoughts of Memorial Day FROM John Barron To the editor of the VHPA Aviator FROM Byron Edington To the editor of the VHPA Aviator FROM Bob Eustice To the editor of the VHPA Aviator FROM Ron Miller To the editor of the VHPA Aviator FROM John Strickland Your history, your legacy FROM Mike Sloniker

FEATURES: History in flight BY Skip Robinson My brothers... BY Terry Garlock Two mike model huey's restoration projects BY Kevin Vislocky The rescue of "Grumpy" Grimaldi BY Virginia Kropf Echoes of live unlived: family scrapbook opens a window on personal histories abruptly altered when war claimed young Americans BY David Latimer

REUNION: Two combat tours in Vietnam then head-to-head with John McEnroe BY Ken Slye An update on the 31st reunion of the VHPA BY Mike Law Official schedule of events Gold star family breakfast BY Julie Kink Overflow hotels for the Louisville reunion OH-6A Zero Two Six: owned and operated by VHPA member FROM Peter Q. Bales

VHPA CHAPTER ACTIVITIES: Oklahoma Chapter - Provisional BY John Gaines Hawaii Chapter - Provisional BY Ken DeHoff Fort Wolters Chapter BY Adam steczko Upper Midwest Chapter BY Bert Leach Michigan Chapter BY Rich Deer Old Dominion Chapter BY Hugh Adams Georgia Chapter BY Bill McRae Alaska Chapter BY Lynn Kile VHPA of Florida BY Tom Rountree California Chapter North BY Ken Fritz South Missouri Chapter BY Bill Thompson Alamo Chapter BY Kirk "Chip" Brown North Alabama Chapter BY Les Haas North Carolina Chapter BY Brock Nicholson

TAPS: Sherman Anderson - Keith Leroy Anthony - Jeffrey E. Blaisedell - James Franklin Bowden - Thomas Edward Bowden - Randolph Brooke - James Larry Conger - John C. Crow - Willie L. Davis - Alex Bing Dawkins - Richard Charles Diesing - Gerald Douglass - Douglas V. Guentz - Daniel R. Harris - Ronald R. Hendricks - Melvin C. Howell - Francis Arthur Keeley - Frank H. Jones - Gene D. Kleese - Roy Hilton Leggett - David V. Leins - Gary Lineberry - Alfred B. McClintock - Allyn Noel - Daniel O'Hara - William C. Rousse - Donald McClellan Sheetz II - Lawrence Peter Shemley - James H. Smith - Joseph L. Sullivan - Paul M Strepper - Waaren D. Tinseth - David Ashton Williams - Robert L. Murphy - James Andrew Garner - Sherril Anson Hannah - Bruce McCaffrey - Michael McGinity - Mel K. Ruiz - Robert Allen Woods

LOOKING FOR: Looking for... aviation warrant officers caught in 1971 rif BY Tom Morrissey Looking for...'Hooch Mates' of wo-1 John D. Bryant Looking for... members familiar with helicopters in combat in Korea from 1950-1953 BY John R. "Rick" Taylor Looking for... pilots from the 326th Med BR involved in a dust-off mission on 4 April 1968 BY Jerry R. Fry Looking for... blue max four eight india one BY Jimmy Johnson Looking for... Fort Stewart class photo of WOC class 69-41 BY Charlie Stauft Looking for... dust off pilots who saved my life on 24 Oct. 1969 BY Jerry Donellan Looking for... Army pilots in support of Operation Dewey Canyon BY Peter Paden Looking for... pilots who served with cw3 Marion "Bud" Everhart BY Nick McGarry Looking for... Bill Toothe BY David C. King Looking for... pilot of 335th AHC aircraft that crashed on Thanksgiving Day of 1967 BY George Woodward Looking for... family contact information on cwo Zagkos BY George Pedroza Looking for... the wife or family of Ernie Brown BY Don W. Ritter Looking for... anyone with knowledge of the death of Dickey Chapelle BY Casey Long Looking for... friends of Francis John Hnatiuk BY T.E. Allen Looking for... information concerning the death of sp4 John Terrence (Terry) Kyle BY Kenny Kile Looking for... memories of my dad, Orville Bolhofner BY Mark Bolhofner Looking for... help id'ing the man in these photos BY Tom Frankenfield Looking for... someone interested in preserving the history of the 128th AHC "Tomahawks" BY Dave McDaniel

BOOK REVIEWS: First in Vietnam BY John Penny I flew with heroes BY John Penny Invasion of Laos - Lam Son 719 BY John Penny Tacoma blue BY John Penny The blades carry me BY John Penny Without parachutes BY John Penny

Pub Credit Line
999Newsletter595167, Vietnam Center Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 Jun 2015 [Updated: 20 Apr 2017]