February 1 2015

Vietnam

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180th Assault Support Helicopter Company

This page is dedicated to WO1 Ronald Jansinski, KIA, 1971.   I served as Big Windy 18, from 1970-1971.  It was my second tour and I served as one of the Maintenance Officers.  I was a CW2 then. The 180th ASHC was located at Phu Hiep when I first arrived, but ...
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August 7, 1967 – After Action Report

Documentation provided by Wayne "Crash" Coe with help from Robert N. Gibeault Note from Robert N. Gibeault We are preparing to write the definitive story of the Ni Binh battle.  I have interviewed E-4's to general officers and have photo's taken during the event.  I am looking to interview any ...
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August 7, 1967 – Razorback 33

 January 4, 1991 Dear Bob: I read with interest your letter to the editor and account of the action your unit was involved in near Bien Hoa. I became quite emotionally affected, as I was caught up in that same action - and your account brought back some memories long ...
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August 7, 1967– Battle of Ni Binh

August 7, 1967 was a monumental day for me.  I had been "in country" for less than 30 days and had not yet been into a "hot" LZ under enemy fire.  This day would change that and change it drastically. Posted here are stories of my day, as well as stories from ...
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Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den)

The Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den) rose from the rice paddies just a few miles from Tay Ninh. Tay Ninh airfield elevation was about 200 feet above sea level and Nui Ba Den rose to around 4000 feet.  It was as if someone had just placed this mountain out ...
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January 1968 – FSB Burt and The Hourglass

1. FSB Burt was located astride Route 244, probably at about XT500805. Route 246 runs northwest through Bo Tuc and then Katum. 2. According to radio logs from the 187th AHC, The Hourglass was due north of FSB Burt at XT500890. It was about 4 Km south of the Cambodian ...
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Dennis Martin
USAF, C-130 Loadmaster, Cam Ranh Bay 70-71, awarded DFC and AM

Samuel A. Haile Jr.
Army Helicopter Crewchief, B Company (Little Bears), 25th Aviation Battalion, 25th Infantry Division 1967-68

The Battle of Bi Ninh

August 7, 1967 – After Action Report

Documentation provided by Wayne "Crash" Coe with help from Robert N. Gibeault Note from Robert N. Gibeault We are preparing to write the definitive story of the Ni Binh battle.  I have interviewed E-4's to general officers and have photo's taken during the event.  I am looking to interview any ...
Read More

August 7, 1967 – Razorback 33

 January 4, 1991 Dear Bob: I read with interest your letter to the editor and account of the action your unit was involved in near Bien Hoa. I became quite emotionally affected, as I was caught up in that same action - and your account brought back some memories long ...
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August 7, 1967– Battle of Ni Binh

August 7, 1967 was a monumental day for me.  I had been "in country" for less than 30 days and had not yet been into a "hot" LZ under enemy fire.  This day would change that and change it drastically. Posted here are stories of my day, as well as stories from ...
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August 7, 1967– Feedback

A year ago I received a call from a aide to 199th LIB, G-2 regarding this LZ.  He informed me that the day before him, his captain, and a Kit Carson were in a jeep and had passed through Ni Binh village which was known to be Catholic and friendly ...
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No Tail – No Fly

Thu Douc 7 August 1967 The Blackhawks   We called ourselves the Blackhawks, but the Army called us the 187th Assault Helicopter Company in Tay Ninh Vietnam.  My call sign was "Blackhawk 54", or "Crash" Coe to my pilot buddies.  WO David Webster was my co-pilot and SP4 M. Martin ...
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