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57th Assault Helicopter Co.
57th AHC
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January 26 2020
Name: Glenn Haccou
Unit: 52nd Security
Location: Westminster, California
Comment: Was with 52nd Security 70-71 went out to O.P26 many times, later in 71 they combined the 52nd with D Troop 7/17th Cav.

January 22 2020
Name: Eric Williams
Location: Middleburg
Comment: My dad served with this company, he left us in 2010 due to orange cancer

January 16 2020
Name: Victor Masterjohn
Unit: Army 57th AHC
Location: West Brookfield, MA
Comment: still here, Thank God

unit patch January 10 2020
Name: Bryan Waltz
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Ohio
Comment: Remembering....All gave some, some gave all!

unit patch January 09 2020
Name: Darrell Anthony
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Greenville
Comment: Fifty-two years ago today, at 14:00, 9 Jan 2020 (East Coast time), (02:00, 10 Jan 1968, Kontum time) a North Vietnamese sapper platoon slipped into the Gladiator compound. Executing a well-planned attack, the sappers blitzed the 615th maintenance area and motor pool, planting charges in helicopters and in most of the unit's Motor vehicles. At the time the 615th Trans Det had its night shift working in that area. In the surprise attack, the sappers killed 6 members of the unit and wounded 17 others. Nine NVA were killed inside the perimeter and 10 others were found the next morning outside the fences. Dawn on the morning of the 10th found parts of the maintenance area a smoldering ruin. The NVA had destroyed 7 ships and damaged several others. The unit Armament Shop, Airframe Repair Shop and Electrical Repair Shop were completely burned to the ground. The motor pool was almost completely paralyzed. Vehicle damage was assessed in the vicinity of 3 million dollars, not to mention a much more serious toll, the lives of our 6 friends who were killed in defense of their compatriots. MEMBERS KILLED IN ACTION 10 Jan 1968 ARMOR, LOYDE D. SP4 CARPENTER, THOMAS JR. SP4 DEVINE, RICHARD D JR. PFC GOMES, ANDES A. PFC MUNCY, ROBERT W. SP4 PFEISTER, ROBERT SP4 We must never forget, REMEMBER

January 05 2020
Name: Tim Thompson
Location: Newport mi
Comment: My uncle Mel dye served in 67 and went down in Laos feb 19 1968 I am looking for any information and photos thanks Tim Thompson

January 04 2020
Name: Chuck Utzman
Unit: Dragon 6, 1970
Location: Texas
Comment: Prayers and best wishes for health and happiness for personnel of the 57th AHC! And especially for those who shared our tough times in 1970! Great people, great soldiers! I'm proud to have served with you!

unit patch January 04 2020
Name: O. E. Bud Dismang
Unit: 57th AHC Kontum 1968 - 1969
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
Comment: Wanting to wish all of the 57th a Blessed, Safe, and healthy year in 2020. I was assigner to the units TOC, Tactical Operations Center located in the underground bunker in the center of the compound. My nick name while there was Dizzy if anyone remembers me give me a shout.

unit patch December 19 2019
Name: Michael Landauer
Unit: B Co. 3/126 AVN HVY
Location: Rochester
Comment: I had a great night with Mr Nesbitt , god bless you all and what you did. Your sacrafices have not been forgotten nor your courage I'm proud to continue a legacy that you all worked so hard to build unbeknownst to you while just trying to make it to the end of your tours. Thank you for all you have done from an admiring "Hooker"

unit patch December 13 2019
Name: George Reischling
Unit: 25th Infantry Division-93rd Ev
Location: Rutledge,Tennessee
Comment: "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 in for a soldier in Vietnam. Remember your Christmas in the Nam? Mine was spent on an ambush patrol near the Cambodian border. 25th Infantry Division-3/22nd Battalion, Tay Ninh, Vietnam-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- Glad that you made it home brother! George Reischling

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