Re: Vietnam Photographs
Snakedriver, here's a "I'll be damned" story for you. One of the guys in our group had been a crewman on a mikeboat in Vietnam, in the Navy, not the Army. He grew up in New York state, along with a friend of his that had been one of the youngest Cobra pilots in RVN, Don?....don't remember his last name. Don also joined our group, and I mentioned running from My Tho north towards Tan An, with an escort of two Cobras and a Loach.
I mentioned that I would never forget the gonads of the Loach pilot. A short way in to the canal, the Loach found an opening in the trees along the canal bank, and flew under the canopy of the trees, for at least 100 yards or more, trying to draw fire! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The Loach pilot came up on our radio, saying, "hey boat.....if the shooting starts, don't fire those fifties over this way." The epitany of calm.
I suppose you may have seen similar flying.......maybe done that yourself, but that incident was branded onto my memory forever. When I mentioned that to Don, he said he had been flying one of the two Cobras over us that day.......that was in late 1969. A tip of the hat to you Sir. You, and others like you, sure made life safer for the rest of us on the ground and water. Thank you.