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3 hours ago, FIVE said:

178th were the Box Cars if my ancient memory is correct.  After a ground tour with the 25th ID, I went to flight school, Chinook transition and back to VN, where I spent a year with the 213th ASHC (Black Cats) in Phu Loi, Sep 70 to Sep 71.  We had 16 CH 47C models....and one little OH 58.

Yes you are correct about that 178th is the Box cars with the double reds dice sixes on the aft.  We just got the super C models when I got there with the different being the engine.   Those upgraded turned out the be a disastrous cause one to crash.  Needless to say they were all grounded until we swapped them out for C model engines.  I was suppose to be the next to be a crew on that helicopter that got destroyed.  I ask to stay on the PE team after seeing that.   

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When I got there we had half Super Cs and called the others C minuses.  The Super Cs had the L11 engines that kept exploding...we lost one also, when the engine exploded into the aft pylon.  After that, they pulled the L11s and made them all standard C models.

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7 hours ago, FIVE said:

When I got there we had half Super Cs and called the others C minuses.  The Super Cs had the L11 engines that kept exploding...we lost one also, when the engine exploded into the aft pylon.  After that, they pulled the L11s and made them all standard C models.

That is because the L11 had T-Canes made out ceramic for fuel jets.  The hole in the middle for fuel and holes around the out side using balancing air to keep the flame away fro the T-Canes.  If the air was unbalanced it would case the flame to touch the T-Canes and burn the end right off and dump fuel into the combustion chamber.  I have seen them spit N1 and N2 turbine blades out the back of the engine and spin compressor so fast it would stretch the blades and they would touch compress half liners.  L13 was the first one that used metal jets but still depended on balancing air to keep the flame away from the jet...  Wow what a flash back....  67n2F VN 68-69 70-71 --- Retired 20 years 16 days but who was counting. Retired as Quality Control Supervisor 67W4F

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1.       Mike Powers

2.       USAF

3.       4 Yrs 3 months and 17 days  (71 - 74)

4.       Sargent

5.       Air Traffic Controller

6.       Utah, VietNam, Mississippi, Missouri  (1 year each)

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1.       Dave Weilbacher

2.       USMC

3.       10 Yrs 9 months and 9 days  (71 - 78 & 80 - 84)

4.       Staff Sergeant

5.       Artillery (0844) then AWG-10 Radar Tech (6659)

6.       California, Okinawa, Vietnam, Tennessee, Arizona 

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One: Ed Jennings

Two: USN(R)

Three: 5 1/2 yrs active - 2 yrs Reserve  1961-1967/69

Four: E-1 to O-3 (Enlisted right  out of High School and thanks to NavCad program... even though I volunteered for Submarine service, but that's another story)

Five: Pilot (A-1 Skyraider) modified for ASW (AntiSubWarfare).  Chased Russian subs for 4 years, aboard USS Intrepid (CVS-11), USS Wasp (CVS-18), and USS Lake Champlain (USS-39). Notable highlights were intercepting a Russian Bear with my unarmed recon (Stripped of my 20mm cannons, my only weapon was my 38cal survival gun -smart, huh?), launched off the "CHAMP" during a hurricane with the bow going underwater (what a thrill!), assisted in recovery of Gemini 5 space capsule (astronauts Cooper and Conrad).  Flew A-4 Skyhawk in the Reserve.  BTW:  I still have the "guarantee" given to me by my rigger, that I would get a full refund if my 'chute failed. :)

Six: N Atlantic (2nd Fleet), Mediterranean (6th Fleet), Caribbean (Now 3rd Fleet) - VAW-33 Quonset Pt, RI. Active duty -  (NAS South Weymouth, MA reserves... VA-911/912)

I am second generation military veteran:  My father served in the USArmy in N Africa during WWII, and my sons are third generation... one in USArmy and the other USN.

It was an honor to serve.

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On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 11:25 AM, mikep51 said:

1.       Mike Powers

2.       USAF

3.       4 Yrs 3 months and 17 days  (71 - 74)

4.       Sargent

5.       Air Traffic Controller

6.       Utah, VietNam, Mississippi, Missouri  (1 year each)

I got to meet MChief Nowell at my last ship  reunion.

 

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One: George

Two: Army

Three: 6 Years, 1978 to 1984, plus 2 years Army Reserve 

Four: SGT E-5

Five: Radio Voice Intercept (Russian) 98G2LRU Да, Я имею говорить русский язык. 

Six: Field Station Augsburg, Germany; 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley KS. 

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This Great Topic was started by seajaycecil@yahoo.com on August 9, 2009.

Does anyone have any information on him? 

Anyway, Thank You Seajay for wonderful Topic.

Herman

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There was a "Seajay" on a different forum who was sick, and has not posted in a long time.

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Ben Whitfield

Army

20 Years

SSG

Communications

Fort Bragg Airborne, Fort Gordon 333sig Germany x2 Korea 1976 x2 Panama, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Bigben6969 said:

Ben Whitfield

Army

20 Years

SSG

Communications

Fort Bragg Airborne, Fort Gordon 333sig Germany x2 Korea 1976 x2 Panama, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your service.

Bill

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Dee Blocker

USMC

1963-1966

0311-Infantry

Parris Island (boot camp)

Washington D C (arrived there the day before JFK was killed)

Camp Lejeune NC

Cruised Europe twice

Gitmo Cuba

Camp Pendleton CA

Okinawa

Chu Lai S. Vietnam

Went from a boy to a man in a little less than four years.

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One

Ronald Rose

two

USAF

Three

8 years 3 months June 1966-Sept. 1974

Four

E-1-E-5

Five43131E, 43151E ,43171E

Six

Lackland AFB, Chanute AFB, Wurtsmith AFB, Beale AFB, Utapo RTNAS, Wurtsmith AFB

Seven

B52D,G,H, KC135 Tankers

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Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your service. I know where this is  Utapo RTNAS. Utapo Royal Thai Naval Air Station, Thailand.

What was your job I don't even remember what the code was for Structural repair and Non destructive testing.:P I was well acquainted with  B52D, F, G, H. KC-135 EC, RC and Q models.  

Bill 

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