Charles L. Anderson
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R and R 1971

I met my wife in Honolulu over Valentine's Day 1971. I was on R&R from South Vietnam and we hadn't seen each other since I had left for the war in July of 1970. It was our first visit to Hawaii.…Continue

Started May 19, 2015

The French Knew how to Live!
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In July/Aug 1970 my unit, C, 227th, AHB, 1 Cav, the Ghostriders, deployed 6 UH-1H Huey helicopters and crews to Tay Ninh West to support ARVN units which were mopping up the arms caches which the Cav…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Sep 1, 2014.

All in A Night's Work
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It was evening on January 12, 1971 in Phouc Vinh, Republic of Vietnam. I was assigned the night standby mission in support of the "Phouc Vinh Follies". This was the term that we aviators of Co C,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Apr 28, 2013.

Christmas in Vietnam
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I remember Christmas of 1970. I was stationed at Phouc Vinh, South Vietnam with C. Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Bn, 11th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division.On Christmas eve I went to…Continue

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Incident I'll Never Forget.

 The 1st Cav and other units had been ordered into the Parrot's Beak region of Cambodia in April/May 1970 to search for NVA arms caches and COSVN, the central office for South Vietnam. The units met heavy resistance as the NVA tried to protect the huge arms caches from capture. The incursion into Cambodia caused an uproar at home and American ground units were pulled out before the job was done. ARVN units remained in Cambodia and American aircrews provided support for several months. I flew…


Posted on October 31, 2013 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:41pm on April 28, 2012, Ricardo Jacques said…

I seem to recall reading a book titled; The Headhunters in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese had a lot of fear of the 1st Cav.

With good reason, in that book, there was a part of where some in a unit of the 1st Cav found this NVA soldier with a bullet wound in the head.

It was punishment for having fired on a helicopter of the 1st Cav.

That helicopter was being piloted by the CO.

Who got highly pissed and went searching.

When he found that NVA unit, he brought all that was available down on that NVA unit.

I have friends in the Marine Corps Air Wing and some flew in the crews of the helicopter in the Corps.

But nothing close to your helicopter.

At 1:56pm on November 23, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…

Hello, Charles!  welcome to the site.  That is an awesome profile picture you have.  I hope you will share some pilot stories with us in the forum.



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