Well, son of a gun, I've been hearing from a few old soldiers of the 1st Aviation Battalion out of Phu Loi, and what a thrill. I'll be posting some of the photos they've sent and any other information they'll allow. There's only a few guys right now, but maybe it'll grow and by networking we'll find several others. I'd also like to open this posting to soldiers that were stationed at Lai Khe.
OLD SOLDIERS GROUP ONE
There is mixed information out there on how many Vietnam Vets are still alive- anywhere from 1.5 million down to as little as 850,000. At any rate, we're getting old. No longer fit and trim and full of energy.
But now we're part of world history,
History will be slanted and twisted and opinionated and guessed at by writers and historians that weren’t even born when we fought and witnessed it first hand.
Authors will insert their own views and their own political beliefs and interpretations. And because it's in a published form, the reader will assume it to be fact.
Not so. My brothers and I will be the only ones that will ever know the real truth...
Jesus! I don't remember any Col. Thebault. Chuck's memory is great.
I flew with this commander, too.
During 1966 and 1967 he was in command of the 1st Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade. I flew as gunner for him, too- I just couldn't remember his name (again, that's why I created this web site)..
Notice all the shots of me sucking on or holding a damn cigarette? I quit in 2011 after a heart operation.
A great general, and a great man. God rest his soul.
Sent by “Doc” Bill Hawkins, A. Co. 1/1/26 1966-1967.
One day, about 10 years ago, I get an email from his son, wanting to know if there was any family ties. It was a very emotional correspondence. He never really knew his father. Richard L. Incrocci was only 21 years old.
Photo from Bill Boggess.