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unit patch January 10 2022
Name: Bryan
Unit: 57th AHC 67-68
Location: Ohio
Comment: Remembering 54 years ago...

unit patch November 05 2021
Name: Jim carriere
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Fargo,Nd
Comment: It beings me great sadness, to report that Jim Shei a Crewchief, and part of the Gladiator original party in 1967 has passed away. Jim was a 2nd platoon Crew-chief …and I his gunner. I inherited #264 and OJT’s into crewing #264 after Jim Shei Derosed . Bob Madich and I stopped by his home in Hanna Indiana on our way to our Niagara Falls Reunion . Jim and his family attended the 2019 reunion in Mpls. His family surprised him with driving him there. Prayers for his wife Sherry and the family. Jim Carriere Crewchief-gunner 68-69 Kontum,SVN

unit patch October 28 2021
Name: Samuel Moore
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Garrison
Comment: I was contacted by Jim Carrier with the following suggestion/comment. A disclaimer - As the Keeper of the Roster I neither endorse nor reject this idea/information. I will send my thoughts to Jim directly as any other member should. I am just acting as a conduit between Jim and the membership. As I keep the roster I have the ability to do bulk email to everyone with an email address. Sending this out for Jim is my sole part of this endeavor. I of course would do the same for any other member with any other ideas. Please do not reply to me, think about what Jim has said and send him a reply at: Or, call him at (701) 239-9213 Sam Moore Keeper of the Roster Email #1 from Jim ---- A group of us attended the SOA( Special Operations Association ) reunion in Las Vegas, October 18-21. There were 7 SOA members from 57th AHC at the reunion. Six of us discussed having our reunions permanently in conjunction with the SOA reunions. This would benefit us in multiple ways. Flights would be less expensive, Hotel rooms could be blocked into the SOA reservations , and there is plenty of opportunities for entertainment and activities. So talk amongst yourselves concerning that idea and write back with your input. Also , those of you who flew FOB missions, I would suggest joining the SOA organization by going to their web-site and signing on. They hold their reunions every year. There is a $35 membership fee once a year. The reunions are ...

unit patch October 22 2021
Name: Jim carriere
Unit: 57th AHC 68-69
Location: Nd
Comment: There were 7 of the 57th AHC members at the SOA in Las Vegas. Had a great time. A very inexpensive venue. Had the privilege of talking to one or two of the Vietnamese Kingbee pilots and to thank him for rescuing me over there. He said, no..thank rescued me too! There were 6 of us who brought up the subject of piggy backing the 57th AHC with the SOA or SOG reunions permanently.. kick it around and talk about it. It’s less expensive concerning the issue of Hotels and Airfare. It’s an idea. Also want to say I was wrong about the issue of the location where #279 went down on April 7,1969 .Leghorn was further west..and where we went down was further east as I recall. North East of Ben Het. Even that I can not be sure that’s it’s exact.

October 10 2021
Name: bob fogg
Unit: 57th at ft.bragg
Location: new canaan
Comment: Today is the approximate date of my finally saying Good Bye to David Whitney and he sent me to go see John Goodfellow at my old barracks, because virtually everybody was on leave that night..John and I had supper in the next door Mess Hall, we finished and we then parted..54 crazy years ago..boy are we getting old..

September 23 2021
Name: Gary Bridges
Unit: A/227th, 1st Cav
Location: Apollo Beach Fl
Comment: I am researching for another book in the Undaunted Valor Series, Undaunted Valor Easter Offensive. I am looking to speak with anyone that flew in any capacity in this campaign in 1972. Please contact me at Thank you.

September 19 2021
Name: bob fogg
Unit: 57th at ft.bragg
Location: new canaan
Comment: Has anybody been back to our old Company Area at Ft. Bragg recently?? The last time that I was there was March of 2001..The Mess Hall was there and so was the Supply Room / Barracks building and a beautiful barbecue pit was in between the 2 buildings where the Mess Sgt. wanted it.. All else was gone.. Can anybody give me an update? Bob Fogg 66 to 67..

unit patch September 17 2021
Name: Jim Carriere
Unit: 57th AHC Kontum 68-69
Location: Fargo,Nd
Comment: I searched the 57th Helicopter data base and found it curious. That we 57th AHC had lost two helicopters in April of 1969. Neither dates were mentioned or either crew. April 1: and April 7 ,1969 Ernie People’s AC ?and Alvin Gay were two of the crew members on one helicopter And Paul Brannon(AC) Jim Kawa(pp) Jim Carriere ( CE) and Tony Hernandez (gunner) Is there a reason these two helicopters were scrubbed?

Admin: Helicopter data was taken from VHPA Helicopter History CD as written.

unit patch August 12 2021
Name: Nick
Unit: 57th AHC
Location: Charleston SC
Comment: Did anyone know my dad Andrew Almond

unit patch July 19 2021
Name: David E Bedard
Unit: 57th AHC Operations
Location: Tampa, Florida
Comment: It has been a long time. I was a specialist 4 and continued for 29 years retiring on 1 Oct 99 as a Signal CW3. I hope to make the reunion this year.

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