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135th AHC ANZAC Day and Reunion

Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 15:38

One of the great things I get to do with my volunteer organization (Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark) is to meet and support Veterans. Next month we have the honor to host the 135th AHC (motto "Get the Bloody Job Done") at our hangar for lunch and Huey rides.
I know our own C Co guys here will have a interest in this and I was wondering if any of you know or are related to anyone who served in the 135th. Comanchero    


http://www.135ahc.net/reunion-event/
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Post by (A/229) Huckleberry on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 22:40

Sounds like a fair dinkum good time Comanchero! Do you get to take people on Huey rides?




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Post by (B/229) Flick on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 08:15

I went to Galipoli in Turkey and paid my respects... Did you know that the actual town nearest the fighting was not called Galipoli... But it wasn't such a good name to have on a memorial.. (Anafarta)
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Re: 135th AHC ANZAC Day and Reunion

Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 15:20

(A/229) Huckleberry wrote:Sounds like a fair dinkum good time Comanchero! Do you get to take people on Huey rides?
Yes, I will be the Crew Chief for those flights.
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Post by (C/229)Samri on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 20:03

My father would have had a few lifts from the 135th during his year in "Nam", as an infantryman.
I'll be thinking about you whocking around on ANZAC day Comanchero...jeliously of course Very Happy

I'll taking my 4 year old son to the local dawn service for the first time this year.
One day - I'm hoping to take my father back to Vietnam for an ANZAC day as well.
The stubbourn old bugger won't renew his passport!!

Hope the event goes well.
I can't recall what I did for ANZAC day when I was at Rucker (1990)....I think it was just a normal work day.




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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 22:52

(C/229)Samri wrote:My father would have had a few lifts from the 135th during his year in "Nam", as an infantryman.
I'll be thinking about you whocking around on ANZAC day Comanchero...jeliously of course Very Happy

I'll taking my 4 year old son to the local dawn service for the first time this year.
One day - I'm hoping to take my father back to Vietnam for an ANZAC day as well.
The stubbourn old bugger won't renew his passport!!

Hope the event goes well.
I can't recall what I did for ANZAC day when I was at Rucker (1990)....I think it was just a normal work day.

Tell your Dad he is not forgotten. Thanks for all he did. As we say in the States, "Welcome home."
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Post by (C/229)Samri on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 19:54

Thanks mate!...Will do.




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Re: 135th AHC ANZAC Day and Reunion

Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 21:56

Just got home from our event at the Hangar. Had a great day and made new friends. Over half of the participants were Aussies and their families. Heard some fascinating war stories and it's always special to watch the Vets share their love of the Huey with their family members. Everyone had BBQ for lunch (it is South Alabama after all). After lunch we flew twenty guests in our aircraft. Some had somber expressions as they relived the experience that occurred over 45 years ago, but all had smiles as they exited the aircraft after the flight. After the flights were complete a cooler magically appeared and the Vets shared a cold one or two and told more war stories. Myself and the rest of my Flight crew abstained until the aircraft was safely in our Hangar and the Logbook was done. Eventually the tour bus showed up and we said our farewells. What an honor it was to meet these Vets. I'm fortunate to be able to volunteer to make events like this happen.
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Post by (C/229)Samri on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 22:24

A well deserved "Coldie", I'm sure!
......and many more fortunate that you do volunteer mate!!

Also had a great day taking my 4 year old son to his first Parade.
I taught him to salute the old (and young) "Diggers" as they passed.




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Re: 135th AHC ANZAC Day and Reunion

Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Wed 25 Apr 2018, 22:41

(C/229)Samri wrote:A well deserved "Coldie", I'm sure!
......and many more fortunate that you do volunteer mate!!

Also had a great day taking my 4 year old son to his first Parade.
I taught him to salute the old (and young)  "Diggers" as they passed.

Good on ya Samri. So glad to hear you are raising your little guy to honor the Vets.
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Re: 135th AHC ANZAC Day and Reunion

Post by (A/229) BlackeyCole on Tue 01 May 2018, 21:31

If you haven’t actually serve red you may not understand why he doesn’t wish to leave the states. My self over my 20 years spent time in the uk, Saudi, quwait, ak back country, and go not wish to go anywhere I can’t drive my Motorhome ifs it overnight. Tell him he’s not alone about staying on terraforming think it’s called.

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