(L to R) Joe Genove, Jack Harrell, Bing Emerson and ?. This picture was taken the morning of 28 November, 1968 as we waited to start Operation Meade River. A shot time after the picture was taken, Bing and Jack were killed due to enemy action.
Operation Meade River
Details at http://www.popasmoke.com/kia/incidents.php?incident_id=167
Comment by: harold johnson on Oct 20, 2006 07:39 AM
My name is Harold Johnson. My brother is Bruce Johnson who survived the crash of ship #8 in which Emerson and Harrell were killed in.This picture was taken nov 20, 1968,that is when they were shot down. The marine on the far left is crew chief/gunner bruce johnson, next to him is hester the other gunner than capt Emerson. the marine to the right of emerson should be Harrell.
Comment by: William Hester on Mar 19, 2007 10:17 PM
I\'m not in this photograph. I was inside EP8 getting ready to load troops. I was the Crew Chief this day on EP8. My helicopter was EP4 but it was down due to damage substained from the old EP8 accident.
Comment by: Patrick Shaub on Jan 3, 2008 10:39 PM
Jack Harrell was a childhood friend of mine. I looked up to him. When he was killed I resolved to become a Marine helicopter pilot too. I got my wings in 76, flew 53s and started several air ambulance operations after my Marine Corps career. Jack's life meant something to me and to all the people I have touched as a result of his being around. Not a bad epitaph for a 23 year old 1st Lt.
Comment by: Jenna on Aug 23, 2008 10:28 PM
I am Jack Harrell\'s daughter. I was born about a month and a half after his death. Pat managed to find me and contact me about 10 years ago shortly after my mother\'s death and it meant a lot to me. I was chatting w/ some friends online tonight about stuff and it got me thinking and I\'ve been searching online for information. I\'m glad to have found this.
Comment by: john hospodar on Feb 21, 2009 04:05 PM
I was a navy corpsmen at that time with the command post I just left 3/26 India company and was at the last days of khe shan I have pictures I took during the landing I lost a lot of friends that whole event
Comment by: John Hillyard on Apr 19, 2009 05:22 PM
Hi, I was part of the "Jungle Bunny" recovery team involved in operation Meade River. What A DAY.
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