Dear VHPA Chapter,
Please share the following with your members, thank you, John Brennan, VHCMA
Gentlemen, the following request is for a future Army aviation history publication. Question: who among you during your Vietnam tour-of-duty recall seeing/crewing/piloting an in-country Army helicopter which exhibited on its fuselage a “personalized painted name” like, for example, IRON BUTTERFLY and SUSIE Q? Thank you, John Brennan,, former SP5, 114 AHC, 1970-71, Vinh Long AAF, Mekong Delta

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VHPA Mission..... To enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era.To seek out, using whatever means available, individuals who piloted rotary wing aircraft in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era and inform them of the existence of the VHPA and encourage all eligible individuals to become members. Membership is open to all helicopter pilots who flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era (1961-1975).

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