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Do You Remember Where You Were on 3/10/66

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  • Do You Remember Where You Were on 3/10/66

    I'm working on a long novel entitled, "Wings of Valor." It is a book about helicopter aircrew members serving with HMM-163 circa 1966-1968. It is a historical fiction project. Much of my research of historical fact comes from squadron chronologies and after-action reports. Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate such documents detailing the emergency extraction at the Army Special Forces Camp at A Shau. My objective is to give credit where credit is due. If you flew the emergency extraction missions on 10-11 March 1966, please contact me. I need your permission to use your name, and your story. Please help me to preserve your memories.

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    That sounds like Lang Vei SF Camp in Ashau. There are still a lot of Marine survivors from that extraction. 163 lost most of their aircraft on that extraction. Might try the HMM 163 group on Facebook. I was just at a 163 reunion in Jax. Probably the best source would be the Facebook group. Didn't join them until mid '68.


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      Try the below link if you have not read it before. If you are hunting for someone who will say they were shooting them off the landing gear, good luck LOL