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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: July/August 2016

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LETTERS: Information deadline FROM Gary Roush Incoming mail penetrating story FROM Michael Wegner From the VHPA staff at hq! FROM Sherry Rodgers "Why didn't you two fly that piece of s__t - T 295" FROM Mike Sheuerman To the Editor of the VHPA Aviator FROM Carl Bell The pigs of Saigon FROM Ralp Arnesen HMM - 161 reunion FROM Ron Gatewood Charles Kettles' Distinguished Service Cross to be upgraded to Medal of Honor A failure to communicate FROM Bob Stewart Tom Payne, chairman VHPA Scholarship Program provided the following information FROM James R. and Rae A Oden Home for a Helicopter FROM Melody Pope

FEATURES: Hits through the chin bubble BY Tony Spletstoser, Bob Anders, and Charlie Rex Hitching a ride BY Jack Johnstone Charlie's .45 BY Jim Dewitt Battle of Michelin Rubber Plantation Part 1 BY Jim Moody Night journey BY L.D. Smith First Aviation Brigade celebrates its fiftieth year BY Tom Kirk Convoy escort mission to Phnom Penh

VHPA CHAPTER ACTIVITIES: Alaska Chapter BY Terrance Vraniak Alamo Chapter BY Chuck Oualline California Chapter North BY Dave Anderson Florida Chapter By Dr. Joe Ponds Georgia Chapter BY Bob Lanzotti Michigan Chapter BY Rich Deer North Alabama Chapter Ohio River LZ Chapter BY Robert Blair Virginia Chapter Upcoming Events South Missouri Chapter BY John Wilkinson Upper Midwest Chapter BY Richard Anderson

TAPS: John C. Artley - William R. Burks - John C. Gruver - William M. Hodges - George B. Horan - Owen L. Hoskins - Monte D. Johnson - Harold R. Kolb - William T. Runsford - John L. Middleton - Wayne C. Miller - Herbert W. Nagel - Jimmie D. Ulrich - Leslie L. Valouche - James L. Winters - Thomas E. Albright - Randall M. Beckman - Gary W. Burdick - David B. Burless - Clyde R. Cloar - James R. Culbreth - Edward J. Franklin - Howard E. Funk - James D. Harris - Burnum E. Melton - Marvin L. Palmer - Tommy R. Palmertree - Robert J. Pyeatt - Robert D. McGee - Alan R. Shennum - Edwin L. Shobert - Cecil L. Shrader - Henry W. Steadman - Duane A. Watters - James K. Zook

LOOKING FOR: Looking for contact information for the widow of Benny C. Parker Looking for the crew that medevaced me from Dat Do BY Tony Twaitts Looking for... Army helicopter nose art and names BY John Brennan Looking for members of the 175 AHC, "Outlaws" involved in March 26, 1967 Easter Sunday Battle BY Jon F. Myhre Looking for friends/unit members who knew my brother BY John Dexheimer Looking for BY Paul A Lawrence Looking for fellow amateur radio operators BY Gene Britt Looking for anyone who served with my father BY Chad Stevens

BOOK REVIEWS: The Final Flight of Curious Yellow BY John Penny "Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam" BY John Penny Thanks be to God, this "Phantom Raider" Survived BY John Penny

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999Newsletter610798, Vietnam Center Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 03 Apr 2017 [Updated: 12 Apr 2017]