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Looking for HMH-463 Crewmembers on Strike to Go Noi Island 6-9-1970

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  • Looking for HMH-463 Crewmembers on Strike to Go Noi Island 6-9-1970

    My son-in-law’s uncle, Cpl Thomas Whetstine, was a member of Hotel Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marines at An Hoi Combat Base. On 9 June 1970, they were picked up by a CH-53D for a strike mission on Go Noi Island. On the approach to the LZ on Go Noi, the helo took ground fire and Cpl Whetstine was wounded and medevac’d after the insert. He is looking for the crewmembers of that helo from HMH-463. He remembers that the helo had .50 cals mounted in the windows and the crewmembers in the cabin were wearing headsets instead of helmets. The after action reports for this month are not available at the Texas Tech Vietnam Library. However, the HMH-463 Command Chronology for June 1970 mentions a strike mission on this date with three of the four helos taking fire with light damage and one passenger wounded (this date coincides with the date on Cpl Thomas Whetstine's Purple Heart Certificate). Any help in identifying or locating the crew would be apprectiated.
    S/F
    BJ Sigman

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    Re: Looking for HMH-463 Crewmembers on Strike to Go Noi Island 6-9-1970

    bjsigman;
    You might won’t to post this request on the MH 463 web site message board a link below should get you there.

    http://www.hmh-463-vietnam.com/guestbook/guestbook.html
    Last edited by rowo; 01-05-2012, 09:50.

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      Re: Looking for HMH-463 Crewmembers on Strike to Go Noi Island 6-9-1970

      Saw the message, and posted same on the HMH-463 message board BJ.

      http://www.hmh-463-vietnam.com/guestbook/guestbook.html

      Mike Amtower
      HMH-463 WebMaster

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        Re: Looking for HMH-463 Crewmembers on Strike to Go Noi Island 6-9-1970

        Originally posted by Mike Amtower View Post
        Saw the message, and posted same on the HMH-463 message board BJ.

        http://www.hmh-463-vietnam.com/guestbook/guestbook.html

        Mike Amtower
        HMH-463 WebMaster
        Thanks to both of you for the assist with the HMH-463 website
        BJ

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