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

Item Number: 2841Newsletter611041
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The VHPA Aviator
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assocication (VHPA)
Citrus Heights, California
United States
General Note
2005- / Earlier Title: The VHPA Newsletter


  • Publication: March/April 2013

General Note / OCR


FEATURES: Sorry for the outage... but the VHPA Member Services webpage took some serious hits... BY Gary Roush The Alaska Chapter of the VHPA holds their first meeting BY Vic Micol It started at Fort Knox in 1969 ~ The Wedding of Larry Brown BY Barry McAlpine Captain America - Or How I Became a Hometown Hero BY Ty Graham Chinook Versus Porta Potty BY Howard Van Dine Vietnam Buddy's Reunite BY Alan Schoenack Looks can be deceiving when it comes to old Aviators A Pilot-Grandfather's Tough Love Story.... Random act of kindness..... A relayed story.... BY Howard Horton An old Infantry soldier died and went to Heaven BY Mike Perry Musings of an old Helicopter driver BY Rudolph (Rudy) Ribbeck Lighten Up! BY Terry Opdahl Taking Fire From a Dead Tree BY John Shafer Remember Going Home? BY Bob Witt Aviation 101 The Tower........ BY John Bercaw Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned as a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam BY Dale McKnight Aviators... BY Chuck Oualline Member Tom Huhn sent us this photo taken in early 1968 BY Tom Huhn Collier's Signs of a Really Bad P/Z Mission (or) Bad-Hair Day Clues for the Clueless Flight Crew BY Craig B. Collier Hillsborough County Veteran's Memorial Park, Tampa, Florida BY Harry Bryant 5 Man Can Can Dance Welcome to the VHPA! HQ Needs Your Help! BY Sherry Rodgers Note to the Membership - The VA Revises Its Guidelines on Exposure to Agent Orange BY Tony Humphreys

REUNIONS: The Vietnam War Weekend Conferece Reunion Status Report from the Reunion Committee HPF Needs Help BY Al Roettger VHPA Workshop ~ The Memoir That Heals Official Schedule of Events - The 30th Annual Reunion of the VHPA Newly Scheduled events for the 2013 Reunion Executive Council Leadership in the VHPA Election Up Coming BY John Shafer

LETTERS: To the Catholic Members of the VHPA FROM Gary Potter To the Editor of the VHPA Aviator - RE: Last issue's story Dustoff Down in the Delta FROM Ted Riendeau Gentlemen of the VHPA FROM John Brennan Looking For... anyone who knew Donald Higgins FROM Stele James Looking For... anyone who can help us find/acquire a surplus Huey FROM Pete Bohn, Jim Haga Looking For... members of a aircrew that was shot down 17 December 1966 FROM Dennis Fisher Looking For.... Pilots/crewmembers who sprayed Agent Orange FROM Steve Maher Looking For... anyone can help me find a "Solo Hat" FROM Les H. Combs Looking For... members of an aircrew that extracted a SF team in December 66 or January 67 FROM Tom Livingston Looking For... anyone who might have known Ed Shultz Looking For... anyone who can help me find a LTC White or a Col Joseph R. Franklin FROM Don C. Thomson Looking For.... anyone who might have known my father Tarey Bessette Schell FROM Lauren Schell Bozone And last, it's been a great month for our "Looking For” queries FROM Marty Nelson If you are Looking For.... FROM Mike Sheuerman

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES: Alamo chapter BY Jim Marinson Arizona chapter BY Bill Sorensen Central New York chapter BY Tom McMillen Fort Wolters chapter BY Mike Sheuerman Georgia chapter BY Bill McRae Michigan chapter BY Charlie Martin Minnesota chapter BY Ray Wilson North Alabama chapter BY Les Haas Old Dominion chapter BY Don Agren So Cal chapter BY Sven Akesson South Missouri chapter BY Russ Emory Washington State chapter BY Mark S. Hansen

TAPS: George J. Benjamin - Doug Buchanan - Duane T. Daily - Gary E. Davis - Algin S. Hawkins - Robert Allen Lawson - John Payne Grooms - Richard L. Mathews - Cecil Dewey McCullen - Glynn Alfred McGregor - Ray E. Murphy - Kenneth G. Nielson - Andrew H. Olesen - Carl J. Riley - Richard F. Schuster - William Winston Spurlock - Clarence William Smith - Jeffery Hugh Thomason - Steven L. Yuhas - Eddie L. Watson - William Auhur Willcox - Robert Thomas Wood

BOOK REVIEWS: Bear Cat BY John Penny The Sky Behind Me BY John Penny

Pub Credit Line
2841Newsletter611041, John Shafer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 09 Nov 2017 [Updated: 15 Nov 2017]