HHC 12th Combat Aviation Group

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Page 8 - Photos by Howard Mead  EMAIL Howard

Howard was with the 12th HHC from May 1966 to April 1967. He was
in Personnel as the Special Orders Clerk and after promotion to SP5,
as Special Order NCO. Howard now resides in Houston, TX.

Howard
  This is me going to my hootch with Personnel building in background.
Lowe
Myself (right) and Kenneth Lowe (center), receiving promotion to SP 5 from 1st Sgt Doyle Lambert.
 
tents
The compound when we only had tents.
construction
Hootches under construction in Oct 1966.

post
View from rear of Personnel building toward entry from Highway 1.      M60 bunker on corner of compound.
popcorn
That's Popcorn (white dog) and Peanuts (black dog in background.

xmas66
These 3 photos & the 1 below  were taken at Christmas 1966. We received a Red Cross "care package" from a ladies group in New England. It had these blue caps. We turned them around )so the bill was in the back or to the side) and made "blue berets" (a play on "green berets")
3rd from left, Ammons from South Dakota;
4th from left is me; 5th from left is Evan? from Indiana?
Can't remember the others
xmas3
Left is Taylor with Richard Rutledge
from Long Beach, CA

xmas2
Left is Ammons from South Dakota; center unknown, but possibly Ray Keith from Houston, TX; right is Richard Rutledge

xmas4
Same bunch as photo above but not including me.


hootch2
  That's me sitting behind the bench; Richard Rutledge directly behind me and to the right is Raymond Keith (standing on right); don't remember the names of the rest
mamasan
We employed wives, daughters, dependents of Vietnamese Army personnel as cleanup people in the hootches. The women would sweep the hootches, make our beds, shine our boots and wash our clothes. The old men would burn the latrine waste.

huey
Head-on of a Huey on helipad directly at end of compound Long Binh.


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66-67
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68
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66-67
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65-66
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66
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Heflin
66-67
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Krumwiede
67
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Kudelka
67-68
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Christensen
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Sullivan
65
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Hayes
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Reed
67
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Abramshe
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