Additional photos of Roy
Sudeck's permanent marker
Some pix of the memorial
service at the spring reunion
May 4, 2013
"What They Carried"
Crusader Pilot, Mike Rasbury remembers KIA Williams
Sniffer Mission story added to
the 1967 timeline.
Link to a
"Living Legacy" interview with War Wagon Pilot, Doug Brown
The above link leaves this website.
This link leads to the
"Literary Works" page where the link is permanently
War Story from Long
Knife Pilot, Dale Johnson
Photo of Roy Sudeck's
permanent marker at Arlington
April 30, 2013
Fixed the link to the PX Page
Added Pix of the 2013 Reunion
April 25, 2013
Memories by Crusader Tom
April 10, 2013
D Troop Pilot to Folded
March 30, 2013
Updated Reunion "Who's
March 21, 2013
Link to Ohio Veteran's Memorial
Cris Rash to War Wagon
Story about Crusader Pilot, Rick Roll
7 Stories by Light
Horse Friend, Tony Spletestoser
A "Who's Coming" to the
March 12, 2013
Complete photo album of Roy
Sudeck's interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
Reunion "Saturday Night Slide
Photos from the Autumn
Reunion held in Kentucky
February 21, 2013
A Personal Photo
Album from Long Knife Pilot in '71 & 72 Rex Gooch
Added Nielsen, Rahm and Sheffield to Folded
Added 1st Sergeant
Phillip Sparks to Folded
Added Crusader 36, Roy Sudeck
to Folded Wings
August 29, 2012
Added War Wagon, Sgt. Roberto
Ramos to Folded Wings
August 15, 2012
Photos from 2012 VHPA Reunion
August 3, 2012
Added Doughboy, Nick Albano to Folded
July 27, 2012
A Troop song from 1968
submitted by Gary Winsett
Added names to 1971-72 War
Wagon Gunners Photo
Made corrections to 1968
Added Tom Nutting to Crusader
Added over 100 pix taken
during 1968-69 by Crusader Tom
It is my sad duty add Buck
Buchanan to the "Folded Wings"
June 2, 2012
Courtesy of Rex Gooch, I have
added C 3/17 graphics to a number of pages on the site.
new items offered by Long Knife John Sorensen have been
added to the Troop PX page.
May 24, 2012
2012 Reunion Photos
1968 Troop Roster
March 22, 2012
Updated "Who"s Coming" to the
News about the PX Page Regarding the purchase of new Troop
January 21, 2012
Began a list of Troopers planning
to attend the 2012 Reunion in Atlanta
January 4, 2012
has been added
A new Light Horse hat/lapel pin
added to the PX Page.
Photos of Harold Feltner's memorial park.
December 22, 2011
Looking back on the past 6
months, I have been very busy with lots of other stuff and
really have neglected the website and the Troop.
As the New Year approaches I
look forward to spending much more time on the website.
I have lots of things to add
that I'm sure will be of interest to many of you.
So...If you have sent me stuff to add, I want to thank you for
your contribution and you may rest assured I will get to it in
the near future.
From my family to you
Merry Christmas and best wishes
for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
War Wagon 14, Webmaster
See Who is Coming to the
at LZ Van Buren
Added Scavenger 6 Pilot, Bill Rowe to Folded Wings
Corrected some names missing from
Posted information the Reunion to be held in October at LZ Van
Reunion Pix posted
2 Documents regarding the
wear of Vietnamese Medals, Citations and Emblems
Began a Troop Photo Album
Kirkland's DD201 to Personal
Dennis Freeman to "Folded
Changed the way the Time line pages look and added
Sam Munn to "Folded Wings"
Dave Maahs to "Folded Wings"
Added some more pix to Feltner's Personal Photo Album
Photo of War Wagon Gunners circa
Purple Heart Orders for Feltner
Corrected Padier's nickname to
Added Don Davenport to Long
Knife Call sign Roster
Photo Album for J. Harold
Opened 2011 Reunion Information
Added Kayser and Orgain to Crusader
Memorial Park at Mexico, NY
Began a page dedicated to Veteran's
Add Dennis Sullivan, Crusader 37 to Call
Charlie Solis to Folded Wings.
Added Ralph "Rooster" Cogburn to Folded
DMZ News Clipping
Added Greg Homer, Crusader 36 to the Call sign Roster.
Added Jim Jestor to Folded Wings
with a link to his obituary.
Notice of War Wagon, Jim Nestor's death on Troop News page.
His name will be added to "Folded Wings" soon.
He will not be
New Information about the Troop
Added some items to the PX Page
I have re-opened the "Troop News and
Added Personal Photo Album
for Plank Holder, Wayne Lovell
Updated "Plank Holder's" Group Photo
from the Reunion
I have added a PX Page. Please check it
Added a Personal Photo Album
for War Wagon pilot Vince Helmer
I have completed Mike
Galvin's Personal Photo
Added Jack Boyett and Rick Jenks to "Folded Wings"
The Reunion Photos have been
Thanks for your patience.
Added Doggett to Folded Wings
Added to Who's Coming
Paonessa and Mat Matulewicz to "Who's Coming"
Added Alvin Tatman to "Folded Wings"
Updated the Reunion's "Who's
Coming" page. Added some "Missing" Doughboys!
Added Thomas Torrance to Folded
Started a Personal Photo Album
for Mike Galvin
Added a photo of KIA Crew chief
Rodger Fortune to Memorial Page
Reunion Hotel Information and
Schedule of events has been posted.
The Troop Challenge Coins have
arrived and are for sale.
Click on the link for details and photos.
The Troop Coins will sell for $5
each. That's Five Bucks and maybe some postage.
D Troop will soon have its own Challenge
Some Reunion Info added
Updated "Who's Coming"
Another great story from Steve
Added Joe Duncan to "Folded
Personal Photo album for Sonny
Good story by Steve Cover
I have added a few more
photographs to Long Knife CE Steve McClain's Memorial Page.
Added Gary Driggers to Crusader Callsign Roster.
At the request of his family, Long Knife CE James Carson has
been added to "Folded Wings".
Reunion Dates have been posted.
I have added Crusader pilot Larry Carmichael to the Folded Wings Roster
Finally got the Reunion Photos up and running.
I apologize for the delay. I thought we're supposed to slow
down as we get older.
Just another note: Mike
Hano and Kristy are getting married Tomorrow the 20th of
Bill & Kim King will
"Who's Coming" to the
Reunion has been up dated.
Latest reunion information.
C Troop's Mike Cook has
gotten the Black Knights website going again.
It looks very well put
Mike and C Troop are working
hard to gather the Cav Troops together in harmony.
Check out their re-newed
site @ http://www.3-5cav-blackknights.org/
I have added comments to the 1966
Time Line regarding the Advanced
Party's arrival in VN
More specific infor regarding the Reunion Hotel
Planning Info for the 2009 Light Horse Reunion
A Memorial Page has been created for Charlie Brown.
Several sets of Orders
contributed by Richard Zimmerman
Posted Crusader 35, Charlie
Brown to the "Folded Wings"
Info added to Story "NVA
Bill King's Reunion Photos
Photo of Top Gardner on "Folded Wings" Page
Photo credit to Vinh Long Mud Pit
Photo Characterature for March 1967
Circa 1967 Troop Song
"Old Reliable" Articles
Aircraft history for Midget & Odie's AH-1G, #005
Photo & history for Loach 686
Added Bob Harshberger's long over due DFC
2008 Reunion Pictures
Photo Album for War Wagon John
Added a photo of War Wagon, Jim
Added Heli-Vets to
Give it a try!
Updated Reunion Hotel
Link to Sharyn Jones Obituary
Information on Dough Boy, Hunter
Jones' wife Sharyn and her battle with serious illness.
Final installment of US Army AH-1G
New story about Light Horse and
Reunion Hotel Information
Added Buddy Snelling to Folded
Virtual Wall Link
for Roger Fortune
New Story and Photo Album from Tony Spletestoser
in Larry Hecht's album
More photos in Larry Hecht's album
AH-1 Training Films added to Video
The Video Page is up and running.
New photo of James Dale 11/20/69
New photo of Dan Brophy KIA
More photos in Mike Galvin's
Started a Personal Album for Larry
Documentary video test
Flynn on the "Virtual
Check Current Events
I have started a photo album for Doughboy, Mike Galvin
Some Prose, "Demon
Damage reports for OH-23s #s 831 and
New photos of "Little Annie"
after the crash.
Complete history of Huey D Model
News from Squadron
Working on the tail numbers and
associated links and reports. Work in progress.
A new section in progress. A collection of Nose art, Insignia and Aircraft
A couple of stories by
Long Knife CE Claude Stevens
I have started a page for presenting news and other items that
may be of interest to the Troop.
For lack of a better description, I'll call it "Current Events".
Have added a photo of SFC LaRouche to Folded Wings.
Added William Callis to Folded
Air Medal orders for a bunch of guys April 1971.
Added a humorous new old war
story by Callison.
Added photo of Tony Bankston
Updated Reunion Page
I have added 27 names to the "FoldedWings"
They are D Troopers who have died after their tours in
Added photo of Eric
Link to Virtual Wall Memorial for Martin Taber
Added Jack Sheilds to Crusader
Added a link to a great photo
website that was set up by Long Knife pilot Richard
Corrections to the Light
Horse Callsign Roster.
Addition to the "Origin Of the Light Horse Name". Comments by
Added another page of photos
from the reunion.
recently found picture from Vinh Long.
Added Cobra Crewcheif, Merle
McClendon to "Folded Wings".
A new story from Tony Spletestoser
about War Wagons Herb McMinn and CJ Wheeler.
Kirkland has posted the origin of the Light Horse name.
Added Steve McClain to the "Folded Wings" Page.
See note from Rick Waite
regarding ordering Reuinon
and Photos from Australian FAC about Dong Tam
"Who's Coming" to the Reunion has been updated.
Completed the Memorial for Tony Zimecki, 9 pages of
previously unseen photographs.
From Tony's collection, added
another picture of the Russian Flag.
Added a Personal Photo Album for Scavenger,
Added more Photos to Steve
Cover's Personal Album
A Memorial Page for Tony
Zimecki. I hope to add more later.
Spook & Long Knife (67-68)
Steve Cover, has started a personal photo album
Up dated Who's Coming to
the 2007 Light Horse Reunion in Indiana.
Added Carter Brooks to the Crusader Callsign Roster.
Added Steve Cover to Light
Horse Callsign Roster
A new Guest Book has been
I'm going to try running a Messageboard/Forum
for the Troop.
Please bear with the growing pains.
stories have been anotated
to reflect that Johnny Helms wasn't the Cobra pilot that shot
Rick Waite and Bill Hanegmon down.
pictures from Tim Dahlen
Guest book updates
Anthony Piccioni has passed
New Guestbook Entries
July 4th, 2005
After a bit of a
hiatus I'm finally "readjusted" to the new Vendor
I work for and the new helicopter, (click
here to see it) I can now focus on
I've had to set aside for the past 6 months.
I have quite a lot of "new" stuff to put on the site and it will
Check in often.
I have set up a "Literary
Works" Page for Light Horse's
long time friend and associate, Tony Spletstoser.
A couple of great stories posted there.
Several Light Horse Guest Book
Several Charliehorse Guest
2005 Light Horse Reunion
After a lengthy hiatus, what ever the hell that is, I've
finally updated the website
There are a bunch of Guest Book
entries. Read'em back to the 12th of April.
A new story from Johnny Hutcherson. The Shovel
Tony Spletestoser has
written a short biography of Bill
I've wearied of dicking with the email
directories. They have been changed.
A photo that will crack you up: Mud Pit.
Photo album with pictures of Brogoitti and Brophy from Crusader CE Mel Minney.
Photo Album from Crusader CE Larry
Added Robert Comtois, Gil Adams, and Billy Norman to the Email Directory.
Gil Adams and Andy Earle to Crusader
D Troop History, photos and flying with Ace Cozallio from Door Gunner Billy Norman.
Personal Document and A&D
Storage for Hill and Albright.
Survivor Loach by JB West
Some Reunion Photos are posted.
Click here to see'em.
2 New Guest Book Entries.
Check the Guestbook and Newsletter for Cogburn and
Reunion pictures will be trickling in. Please check the Newsletter for Reunion Info.
New entries to the Guestbook and Who's Coming!
War Wagon Ed Owens passed way
last week. He has been added to "Folded
2004 Reunion Information
Light Horse News
Veterans's Day Message from Black Knights
Bob Hill, Light Horse Ops 67-68, sent me a cd with photos. He now
has a personal photo album.
Bob also gave me some copies of orders
and awards (Bronze Star & Air
Meadl). They are also posted in the "Documents" section of the
There have been a few more Reunion
2003 photos added.
Update added to Vet's Page
The Guest Book has been updated.
Got rid of the old Guestbook. I just got real tired of the Spam.
I'm trying a new system.
Check it out by clicking here.
Check the NEWS
Re-linked the 2003 reunion pictures. Thanks to Light Horse Ops Bob
Hill. some missing stuff has been replaced on the site.
Day 1967 messages and menu.
A great group shot of
War Wagon pilots and crewchiefs circa '68.
is updated, a message from Les Smith.
page is updated
Added D Troops first XO to the callsign roster
Jb West has new email address. Have you check the
accuracy of yours lately?
A note from the new Black Knights
Added two stories by Don
Vet's Info Page Updated
There is new 1st Aviation Brigade Website.
Click here to check it
The webmaster says he will correct the info
pertaining to D Troop and Light Horse.
Vet's Info Page Has been Updated
A few more pictures and artifacts from the Black Knights Reunion.
A Photo Album from George
A Literary Piece "What We Carried"
I've started a Veteran's Inormation
Added Don Langlois' recollection of the Scout platoon and two
Loaches shot down in Sept 1969.
There are aircraft reports posted for the incident.
I'm trying to get caught up. Posted some great reunion pictures
from Butch Cook.
Added a new page to the Cav Humor section.
It displays some of the funny
from today's Military.
Our Sgt. Conley West is not dead. He is alive and well and
His name has been removed from "Folded Wings".
Sorry 'bout that, Brother
A "News" Page has been added for
Items will remain on the News page for about a month and then
stored in "News Archives".
This page will continue to display additions and changes to the
Light Horse Website.
Sgt Conley West is added to "Folded
I've started the "Survivors"
section for the helicopters we have located.
Some repairs have been made to the '03 reunion Photo Album
and Frady's album
Just reuinon stuff. Check in
later for changes to both sites.
Driving directions from the Atlanta
Driving directions to the
No new info lately because my hard drive took a huge CAV dump.
The worst of it is that I lost all of the email addressees I
had stored. So.. if you read this, please e-mail me and I'll get
a new address book going.
There will be changes to the web site sometime next week after
I've spent many hours of quality time
reloading all the crap into my 'puter.
Crusader Cpt. Steve Gibson added to "Folded Wings".
WW Jim Hyler told me he had sent some copies of Promotion
orders, rosters and other stuff awhile back.
I checked and sure enough. I had made the pages but never made
links to them. Please check them
LK Bill Large sent a copy of Orders
for Air Medal with V.
Crusader Evans Kayser contributed a nice copy of a 1967 Crusader Patch.
Check out Jim Hyler's Personal
Photo Album from 1968-69
Email directory changes and additions.
For you "C" Troop Guys .
Ralph Chapman loaned me his 1971 Yearbook and you can find the
complete scanned book HERE.
Finally got the Troop Rosters from 1967 displayed.
You guys oughta say something!
"Top" Gardner added to "Folded
Ralph Chapman's Photo Album
More OH6A incident reports.
Incident reports to 1970 and 1971
Added a Spook Patch
A photo album for Frank
Minard has been posted.
Some email address changes
Additions to the Locator Page
Preliminary Information for the "Light
Horse" 2003 Reunion
Added an copy of a set of Orders for the Air Medal, March -April 1967
From Don Armstrong
Humor form Mike Rokey
Added quite a few names to the Email Roster
Added to Larry
Frady's Photo Album
A bunch of new Charliehorse
photos if you are interested.
More damage and accident reports. Check '68,'69 & '70 "Time
lines" for some additions. Check the UH1 pages.
I have finished pages 1 and 2 of the Loaches.
Very labor intense.
Check in often as I plan to list as many damage reports and
accident reports as I can with emphasis on our KIAs.
I have been playing with our aircraft tail
There are a few new photos and I'm slowly going through the
VHPA list and adding accident/mishap reports.
These reports will also be listed on the various "Time Line" pages.
Newsletter, Locator, Email
Directory and "Folded
Locator Page Updated
Two More D Troopers Have Checked
Charliehorse's Fred Blanchard
Added Poems by Marvin Camp
Updated Locator Page
Added George Bartnicki to the Folded Wings Page
Added a few things to the Charliehorse
Updated "Locator Page"
News Letter Item
A couple of pictures have been added to the Charlieshorse pages.
Changes in Lighthorse email addresses
Another source for Cav
Ken Foster has been added to "Folded
Newsletter has been updated
The first edition of "Octofoil"
Three new rosters
from War Wagon, Jim Hyler
A "What's new" page to
A Time Line to Charliehorse
A "Troopers Checking In" Page to
A Story by Pappy
Have a Great and Safe Weekend!
A few new pictures of the runion
from Red & Faye Hagan.
A couple of changes to the email
More information regarding Swanson and Harrison.
Letter from General Shinseki
Added a few more 2002 reunion pictures.
Still more to come.
Info on Jon Swanson's MOH will be posted soon. There is small
blurb on the "Folded
Wings page" now.
A couple more Reunion Photos.
A link to a great place to get a "Silver Belly" Cav Hat.
John Stenmo Remembers.
Added "Crispy Critters" to Glossary.
Operation JEB Stuart by Jim
A start on the Reunion Pictures.
More to come.
The first attempt at a Troop newsletter
and bulletin board.
Some minor changes from information gathered at the reunion.
Memorial (Sprouse Removed), Folded Wings, Long Knife Photo
Album, Long Knife Photo#2.
Began new Awards and Decorations
Send your copies in to be included.
2 News Articles
To help ease some of the confusion caused by the unit
designation change in January 1971,
I have added a Charlie Horse section to honor those 3/5th
Troopers who seem to dropped through History's crack.
Those guys really were the "Bastard Cav".
Check out the new Charlie Horse
Additonal Reunion Information
Updated Long Knife Photo Album
Who's coming to the reunion.
Personnel roster from 1967
Spook Crew Chief, Red Hagan's Photo
Reunion photo albums posted for 1998
Jon Swanson added to "Folded
2002 Reunion Hotel Information
Added 7 more photos to Frady's
New Photos in War Wagon and
Light Horse Albums.
New Photos in Callison's
Photo Album for reunion 1999
New Photo Album of Random
Added a Photo Album from Larry
Callison's Photo Album
Additional personal information added to the Memorial Roster
Changes to Personal Photo Albums
Work has begun on the Reunion Albums.
Year 2000 is complete.
Photo added to De Bow's
A LOCATOR AND PERSONNEL INFORMATION
EMAIL ROSTER UP DATE
New look for the Memorial Roster
A few more names added to the callsign rosters
Military Corps and Provincial Map
Starting to update the Memorial Roster with Panel & Line #
Update memorial roster
C Ration Cook Book
2 Loaches shot down. 9-20-69
Slayton Memorial Service Program
The War Wagon and Crusader callsign and album pages have some
A really good "Octofoil" magazine article has been added to August in the
1968 Time Line.
An original War Wagon patch in the WW Photo Album