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Looking for T.H. Kennedy, crew chief with HMM-164 August 3 1967 A Shau Valley

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  • Looking for T.H. Kennedy, crew chief with HMM-164 August 3 1967 A Shau Valley

    Kennedy was crew chief on ch-46 flown by dale cors and ron groves during a hot extract of recon team partyline one in the southern ashau valley. this was the recon operation supporting operation cloud...which was cancelled on 4 august. the extract aircraft pilots were john connolly and bill lindsay. this '46 was hit and crashed while loading team in the zone, killing 3 recon team members and the crew chief, tom gopp. the backup '46 piloted by al kirk and don brodie pulled the wounded team members and pilots out. cors landed briefly near the crashed '46 and kennedy debarked and checked inside for survivors, finding none....a brave act considering the hot zone. i was the patrol leader and would like to comms with him. also with anyone who knew tom gopp well. years ago, one of his close friends from those days contacted me, but i don't have the name or email address any longer.

    thanks...bill mcbride or

  • #2
    I flew with a Tom Kennedy from Phu Bai and SLF Bravo USS Valley Forge in the first half of '68, could be the same guy. I have seen his name on activities but have no personal contact info. May be available thru member info.


    • #3
      we have one Tom Kennedy in our directory. sent an e-mail with his e-mail contact. Hopefully it works. let me know either way


      • #4
        Hello Bill,

        I saw your inquiry on the NOTAM board of Popasmoke. I have Tom Kennedy's contact information and also knew Tom Gopp and was with HMM 164 when he was KIA. I've sent Tom the information below so if he hasn't already, he should be able to contact you. I last heard from him a couple of months ago by email.

        Hope this helps


        Chuck Nowotny

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