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Posted: September 29th, 2006 @ 5:34pm
Just found site by accident. Was with Blueghost April 71 until Oct 71. Scouts and Night Hawk.
March 2002Thanks for covering our ass's. B/3/16 Tien Phouc 69/70. Welcome Home !!!!!!
March 2002Hi to all, Welcome Home to all. I'm a Ft. Knox member of the Troop. Went over on the boat to Vietnam. Served as a Blue and then as a gunner
on Muff Handley's crew on a UH1C. Am in contact with Tom Parker ( best buds ) since Basic Training. We both went to the 1st reunion, but missed the second and will miss the 3rd. Hope to
see ya at the 4th one. My best to all.
Just found the sight today I was one of the last Blue Ghost's in Nam 6-72 to 2-73
Marble Mountain Da Nang Then moved to Bien Hoa
"HONOR AND COURAGE" If you ain't Blue Ghost
you ain't Cav.
Ernest M. Alejandro
August69 - Sept70. Cobra crew chief. 1st 6 mo. in maint platoon then went to weapons platoon.
Made line chief (Sgt)in April of 70, worked for Capt Owen.
Hi to Larry B, Tim L, Marshall B, and Hector M.
I have some great pics to share.
Dale F Baker
April 2002I am very proud that my uncle Cliff Weekly served with a great bunch of men. And if any one can send me any information about the time he served with the Blue Ghosts I would really appreciate it very much.
Royce Clifford Wilson
Was CrewChief on UH-1H in 1972 till Jan 1973, also assistance lift Sgt. With F troop from MMAAF to Da Nang Main to Ben Hoa. I would like to get a copy of the last yearbook of the F Troop. There are several pictures there of me I would like to show my children.
May 2002I TOO AM VERY PROUD OF MY UNCLE TIPPY. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP ALL OF YOU. I WOULD ALSO LIKE ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT HAVE ON HIM. HAVE SOME LETTERS HE WROTE HOME AND GOING TO MAKE A SCRAPBOOK OF HIS THINGS. THANKS, TAMMY
May 2002What a great site! Just found it today. You're providing a wonderful service to all. I had 2 cousins who served in Nam. Ed Barrios and Lawrence Carlos. I'm very proud of them. My husband had a cousin who gave his life there; Charles Phillips from Springfield, Mo. Thank you all for your service and your sacrifice! God bless you.
Thanks for the site: I was the motor Sgt from 2/71 to 2/72 SFC William H. Gillit Retired
June 2002Great Site! I was with the 54th Med. Det. Dustoff based at Ky Ha 6/68-5/69. I remember a CPT Blueghost, General's son I believe, who along with 2 or three other Cobras covered my tail one night just west of Quang Ngai in the rice paddies. He and another person graciously came to a Dustoff BBQ the next day/week and related how he was extending for loaches. A few weeks later one of ours picked him up KIA. I'm guessing it was around March/April 69. Can someone tell me his name?
June 2002I was with the 1st Air Cav, before coming to Blueghost in Arpil 1971. I joined them in Quang Tri. I was assigned to operation. Thanks for this website. Keep up the good work.
DEPLOYED WITH C/7/17TH CAV IN SEP '67 AND RELOCATED TO CHU LAI WITH C TROOP AND WE WERE REDESIGNATED F/8 CAV. I WAS/AM THE ORIGINAL "BLUEGHOST 18" AND DAMN PROUD OF IT....MANY GOOD 18'S CAME AFTER ME AND LOTS OF GREAT PILOTS AND CREWMEN WERE IN THE UNIT. HOPE TO BE ABLE TO GO TO A MINI-REUNION AFTER I RETIRE AGAIN, (JUN 2004) AND AM ABLE TO TAKE MY TIME AND TRAVEL AROUND.....TAKE CARE, GOD BLESS AMERICA.....
TOM PEARCY, SR
June 2002IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN "BLUE GHOST" ON JUNE 11,1972 AND JUNE 12,1972;
June 11- Cpt. Arnold (Dusty) Holm, Spc. 4 Robin Yeakley, Pfc. Wayne Bidds. 1 Lt. James McQuade and Spc.4 James Hackett.
June 12- Spc. 4 Richard Wiley.
SHALL THEY ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS FOREVER !
NEVER FORGET !!
July 2002Thanks to Dan and company for all the help on my personal page. I hope all the cobra crew chiefs get in on this so you can share your pics with family and friends.
I just got this note from my daughter Noelle after she saw the site: "Dad, that site was great! I remember you always telling me that it was only 2 days after I was born (that I got drafted) but whatever, the pictures look good in there! Take care and love you , Noelle"
July 2002I'm slowly learning how to navigate through this site and so far it has been fun. Keep it up and maybe we all can get caught up with what everyone has been doing. I enjoy reading the messages.
How do I join up and make the list for the reunion next year? I would like to hear from all the guys that I served with Dec 68 to Dec 69. Where are you?
July 2002I was a scout gunner/crew chief 08/01/72__01/31/73
knock on wood never shot down 1st bird was 6717297
great site thanks
Thomas A Cortright
July 2002I was in F Troop 17th Cav. 196th Lt Inf. bde. in Chu Lie and Tam Ky on Fire base Baldy. always wanted to THANK the Copper pilots of BLUE GHOST that saved my life on more than one occasion in Tam Ky. Don't remember the call sign other than Blue Ghost. always said I would buy those guys a case of beer. Would like to hear from any of the pilots who flew in late 67 or early 68.
SFC Michael J Keegan (RET).
Aug 2002I just wanted to say thanks to Jackie Myers, Dan Delor, Lewis Higgins, Robert Wiggins, Wes Moss, Frank Broome, Dave Owens, Larry Webb and Bob Drury for taking the time to respond to my posting about my dad, Captain Larron D Murphy.
Also, thanks to Blueghosts.com . Keep up the good work!
Aug 2002My brother, Cpt.Jeffery Reif, was a Blue Ghost. Does anyone remember him.
There was a long gap before another post, when the spam and pop-ups started and most entries were just to post a web link.
Nov 2002Great site, remember the Blue Ghosts well. Was with the 54th Dustoff in Chu Lai 68-69. Wiley Hall told me about your site. I enjoy seeing the photos.
SFC Dale Partrick
Nov 2002Great site Dan. It sure brought back a lot of memories. Spent nearly a hour and a half there this morning. Several times it made me look up (eyes wet) at the BlueGhost patch that has been hanging on the wall over my computer desk. Thanks, 35 (68-69).
Earl Uptagrafft, BlueGhost 35
SSG F.F.Freeman 71-72 Blues
Dec 2002Was in the 187th AHC 70/71 Got here by link in your guestbook entry at VetSpot. I saw that we're neighbors so I dropped by. I live near Mansfield in Scott County.
Signing in on behalf of my father, Capt. Arnold "Dusty" E. Holm Jr., Blueghost 11, shot down June 11th, 1972. Would appreciate hearing from those who knew him. I was only 4 years old when he was shot down. Looking forward to learning more about him through comrades and friends. Also, anyone with information as to his crash site location in relation to the crash site of 1LT James McQuade, also shot down June 11th, 1972, please contact me as soon as possible. They found 1LT McQuade's crash site in 1993. Investigators are going to Vietnam to search for my Dad's crash site in April 2003 and the more information we have, the better the chance of finding him and bringing him home. Thank you.
Jennifer (Holm) Cooper
Dec 2002I was a Blue Ghost night hawk crew chief Da Nang 1970-71. Low bird. Hi all.[8)]
George A Thiel
From LZ stinson Americal 198 bg. 1/52 inf. hhc commo always listening on your push and sometimes looking from op 1 and op George. at your thing.
I want to wish the best of Holyday greetings to everyone, and wish all a prosperous new year. Maybe this is the year our POW/MIAs are found and returned home to us. God Bless
Tom "Burkie" Burkhart
I want to thank everyone responsible for this website. My wife, Susan, is the baby sister of Larron "Bucky" Murphy. She still calls him Bucky. We'd appreciate hearing from anyone with stories, information, and/or pictures of and about Bucky. He is survived by his father - Rev, Lawrence Murphy, older brother - Wayne, younger sister - Sherri, younger brother - Kenneth, baby sister - Susan, and daughter - Kim. His mother passed away two years ago still believing that he may still be alive. He is still sorely missed and dearly loved. Again, thanks for your good work on this site.
I was the 1st Blue Ghost6 Alpha, grouped with C/7/17th Air Cav at Knox, deployed with advanced party into Camp Enari, flew gunner for Maj. James Marrett, Maj. Williams, co pilot was John Shepardson (poor guy) had to watch out for other birds, trees, enemies on the ground, and keep Marrett from flying into another of our own birds, don't blame me or crew chief Fred Hersom, we had no control over anything other than a 60 on bungee. Quit flying ,went to Blues as RTO for Cpt Dan Buckley, not many ldrs didn't lose a man, Capn Dan kept us all alive, SFC Stephens helped keep up morale, 1st Sgt Ralph Higgenbotham, my arch rival, but all in fun, I have an original 14th Combat Aviation Bn. yearbook,as well as a copy of the First Sqdn First Cavalry (Armored) year book has some great pics of original cast and crew of "Blue Ghost" would love to have a good copy of "grim reaper" door insignia.
To the Men I served with I want to say Thanks and I would do it all over again, IF I could do it with them. God Bless You and Yours "Woody"
Dennis E. Wood