|Years Served with 240th AHC||7/68 to 5/70|
|Message||was infused from 25th avn after a lot of requests had been turned down. Started in 2d pltoon. SFC Baaraconi sp was the platoon SGT at the time. prior to that I was at Cu Chi with the LRRPS. Flew the smoke ship (1 nite operation) then to guns, Rodriguez was the CE. flew with Masaki on 498, O.C. Hilton was the CE/gunner. I retired in 83 and consider the 240th the best unit I have served in, bar non.|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||69-70|
|Message||Hello to all the 240th AHC Greyhounds, Maddogs, Kennel Keepers. It has been forty-five years but the memories never fade of all the outstanding soldiers and pilots we had in the unit. I still correspond with Arch Ringgenberg, who was my first Cdr when i arrived in country and we reminisce periodically about our days at Bear Cat. All the best to each of you and prayers for those who are now flying in heaven. Two-Six|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||my husband 69-70|
|Message||There's 2 pictures of 3 men on this website that you don't know who the tall guy with the glasses is. Im almost sure it is my husband, can't ask him cause he died in 2009. His name is Daniel G. McCarthy, he was a gunner in 240th assault helicopter company. |
Please contact me at this email address email@example.com. I have pictures of him with his hand on his hip and also in the helicopter. He was awarded the air medal of heroism in July of 1969 in his helicopter.
|Message||Im trying to let someone know that I think my husband is in 2 pictures that you don't know who it is. His name was Daniel G McCarthy. 240th assault helicopter gunner.|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||68-69|
|Message||As a crewchief and doorgunner for the greyhounds and maddogs I am proud to say that I served with some of the finest men I have ever met in my life. It is a humbling experience to be included with this group. I learned a lot about things like "REAL LEADERSHIP" starting with our commanding officer Maj. Overholser,and most of our aircraft commanders. and real cooperation from all the other flightcrew members who were willing to lend a hand when needed. It is with the fondest memories that I salute each of you. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me and I hope to see you at the next reunion.|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||Dec '69 to Dec '70|
|Message||My tour with 240th AHC was a great experience. An I think that it was the BEST Assault Helicopter Company in Country and if you check the record book you will agree. We are currently in the process of building a monument to the company at Fort Rucker, Al. If you were a former member of 240th and would like additional information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Message||I am the daughter of Michael "Fat Chance" DeAngelis. After over 40 yrs of battling PTSD he is finally at peace. If there is anyone who would like to contact me, feel free. I would love to hear any stories anyone has to share. email@example.com|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||23Feb68|
|Message||I was a PFC with D2/3, 199th Lt & Sep Inf Bgd, who became Greyhound cargo that morning after I was hit by a few rounds from a light MG. Y'all came in under fire, plucked me & a kid named Thomasson, who didn't make it, & got us to the 24th Evac, Long Binh. I heard your door gunner got part of his ear shot off but I wasn't in a real good spot to thank him & the rest for saving my life. I just recently found your unit by remembering my glance of the Greyhound on the nose & doing some research. I've had 45, & counting, great years thanks to the 240th AHC, lots of doctors and others. I'm a medically retired Army PFC, finished college under VoRehab & grad school under the GI BIll. Even have grandkids. So thank you 240th, one & all.|
|Years Served with 240th AHC||1 YR. 6 MO.|
|Message||I volunteered for the 240th AHC in the latter part of 1966 when it was first formed at Gray Army Airfield outside Fort Hood Texas.Prior to the 240th.I was with the 502 Aviation Battalion 2nd Armored Division Fort Hood Texas. The Company Prepared & Trained for Combat Operations in Vietnam for approximately 3-4 months at Grey Army Airfield.1st Sgt Perez was our Company Sgt.I don't remember the CO'S name. An advanced party of about 12 of us took our Choppers to Stockton Army Depot in California to Prepare the Choppers to be taken to THE "NAM" by a makeshift aircraft carrier named the USS CORE.It took 21 days for the Pacific Crossing.Arrived at Vung Tau,VN where we off loaded the choppers for Bear Cat our new Post which was Base Camp for the 9th Inf Div|
This is where we started Combat Operations in 3rd Corps attached to the 1st Aviation Brigade.It wasn't long before the Mad Dogs&Greyhounds started seeing Combat Action. A lot of it in the Rice Paddies of the Mekong Delta&All of the Surrounding Areas.I was a Gunner with the Mad Dogs until I was transferred to the 135th AHC our sister company that had formed up along side us at Grey Army Airfield that was based at Vung Tau.My First Love Was The Mad Dogs,Born Under Fire.Over the years since returning I've forgotten names but the Faces& Experiences I'll NEVER FORGET !GOD BLESS EACH&EVERY ONE OF YOU !"TET"68 WELCOME HOME BRO
|Years Served with 240th AHC||Jan 67 / June 68|
|Message||I was with the 240th when they formed at Grey Army Air Field at Ft. Hood.and with them in Nam untill June of 68.|
Those of us in the gun platoon were as close as brothers, if one fought we all fought if one cryed we all cryed .
I miss them .
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