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I was over there in 67 and 68. I flew alot with Yantis and Brubaker. I'm trying to locate Dozier from Texas. Does anyone know the whereabouts of SSGT. Yeager from H&MS at Phu Bai?
Do you have any other info. First names, units, ranks.
I knew Yantis and Brubaker and Yeager. Don't know what happen to Yeager. Check with Arch Fleming. Gary
I'm not sure but I think Dozier"s first name is Kenneth. We seldom used first names over there. In my last month (grounded for being a short-timer) while I was in H&MS SSGT Yeager was over me in the carburator rebuild shop. He would always get a few of us together and record us singing.
Is there a way of obtaining a list of names that served in HMM-362 during 67 and 68? I cannot remember too many that was in my outfit since I spent most of my time with Ken and Joe. I remember their faces but not their names. I must be getting old.
I have the same problem about not remembering names. Phillip Jackson has
> much better memory. Have you made any of the reunions? My first was the
> dedication of YL-37 in 99. Since that time and at other occasions I have
> renewed some acquaintances, unfortunately many of my memories are of those
> immediately worked with. When I first got there, Jackson, Jogodka, Hall,
> and Yantis were in the engine shop along with Jorge Zuniga. I worked the
> carburetor bench. I think Sgt. Allen was there at the time. When 362
> aboard ship in June or July of 67 we all went. We returned to Ky Ha for
> infamous 2 AM max launch. I think it was there, I began to fly with Don
> Poindexter then Dennis Christian. Later once more on ship only to be
> deposited at Phu Bai were Jimmy Post a I were friendly and pulled guard
> together. I flew with Mike Bays for a while. The Swede, Kaiser, Cassidy,
> Gerber, Targget, are some I remember. Tom Shaney was around also. Jim
> and John Fail were also some I remember.
> I was at Dong Ha shortly after the fuel pits and ammo dump went up. While
> we were there we took some incoming round and scrambled for cover ...which
> there wasn't much left. I also pulled a couple of helicopters off the
> that ran a little short of fuel at Phu Bai just as I moved them from the
> fuel pit. The A4 let fly a hung bomb which hit VMO and destroyed several
> Hueys and made and instant lake. Bird and Hayes were my wingmen on their
> ill fated flight. I also flew into Con Thien while under artillery attach
> to remove some medevacs with someone. I was wingman for Hall and Jackson
> when they were hit on the recon extraction. Col Cline was driving the
> that Christian and I were in. I was with Poindexter when we were impressed
> to fly a medevac during some operation. We wandered into an arty zone.
> There was a tremendous explosion of course it may have been a lightning
> strike, the old bird bounced around and we dropped low out of the sky in a
> tremendous down pour. We immediately began taking automatic weapons fire,
> green tracers were coming on my side from a tree line and going under the
> aircraft. Over a village we also took fire, Poindexter fired upon targets
> directly below us. We took one hit then landed at an out post waiting the
> rains to clear before continuing after our medevac. A patrol was
> in a field, we dropped out of the sky under fire and came to rest on the
> high and dryer ground. The troops were doing a side crawl while dragging
> the medevac to us. We were just waiting, watching the dirt fly. I jumped
> out to help pull him in. The return to base was uneventful.
> Khe Sanh area was another story.
Glad to hear from you!! You brought up some names that I remember. I remember Taggert, I flew with him a couple of times and he got stationed either at 29 Palms or El Toro. He flew down and spent the weekend with me while I was stationed in Yuma. I remember Jorge Zuniga, I have a picture of him with me on ship. Wasn't he Yantis's gunner?
You mentioned Bird, wasn't he the one that flew with Taggert and got his leg almost blown off by a fifty?
I never made any of the reunions yet as I haven't known anything about them. I will try my best to make the next one though!!
HMM-362 web site on this site has a roster of people in country
BRUBACKER NOT FOUND IN 362 FILES
Looking for possibly phone listings.
Comlete listing of in country people on HMM-362 link on Popasmoke
Will get back
This helps alot. I have some pictures of Dozier and me together. I believe Brubaker crashed in 69. On the net I go to the Virtual Wall and visit them every chance I get. On this site you put in your friend's name and it brings up the location on the wall, their picture and a story of how they died. Very moving. Please keep me updated on the list.
The reunion in Reno in 2004, is that for all squadrons? I would love to attend it if it is.
Sorry for the delay.
Brubaker, Joseph died in a crash with another chopper on 960204
Yantis, Kenneth R died when they crashed into a mountain on a medivac on 680331
Yeager - only found listings for James with varying middle initials. None of them were listed as and E-6 and none carried a helicopter MOS
Dozier, Dennis D - found three listings in Texas with no middle initial. No Dennis D's listed. Two of the listings appear to be the same residence
8306 Columbia Drive
Rowlett, Texas 75089
Gilmer, Texas 75644
Let me know how you make out.
I'll try those addresses and see what I can come up with. I'm sitting here looking at some of my pictures and I have one of Phil Jackson. I can't believe how easy I forget things. I know it can't be age!!!!!!!!! Thanks again and I'll keep you posted.:p
Phil Jackson e-mail
Ijust e-mailed Phil Jackson so hope he responds back. I love this sight as it took me this long to even find anyone I was in Nam with.
Sorry it's taken so long to get back with all of you but I've been swamped with work. Anyhow, I've tried contacting Phillip Jackson but to no avail. Everytime I e-mail him it keeps telling me that there is no such address. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!!!! :cool: :eek:
Yes........you guys are all that old!!! Memory loss due primarily to inhalation of too much avgas fumes and that warm Ballintine beer. If you guys knew you would live this long, you should have taken better care of yourselves!!:D
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