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282nd AHC Black Cats Guestbook

Don Berry - Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:22

Site looks great. 

Don Berry - Monday, 16 September 2013 13:07

Been a while.  Thought the site was shut down. Retired twice and living in south Texas.  Loving it. Hello Mick. Saw you signed in.  

Larry T. Martinez - Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:40

Greetings, It was great to go to my 1st Reunion after so many Years . It was 42 year ago that I was with the Black Cats at Marble mountain.  It was so good to see old friends  and made new ones. Tucker ,Beck , Steve any many others, I had forgot so much and kinda of just been in hiding from my past. Don't know why ,but I guess that's why so many other bro's don't keep in contact with anyone. SO ALL I GOT TO SAY IS TO ALL OLE BLACK CATS -- COME OUT COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE. Lord permitting I will be in Gergia. A big thanks to all who worked so hard to keep everyone together, You all know who you are. A extra big thanks

                         Laryy Martinez  1971 -1972

still hoping to find our stand down fly by on 8 M M

Ralph Womeldorf - Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:27

web site is looking good.   I enjoyed the reunion in Kansas.  It was great to see every one.

Lynn Zeigler - Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:57

My father Delta F Schoonover served 282nd assault  helicopters 212 battalion, in DanNang in 1968. He passed away Aug 20th 2013. I have his pics and would love to talk with anyone that served with him. I know some names he mentioned was Buddy Perez, Ledger who was his crew chief. Dad did speak much about his service there, but I would love to do a record of his service. I was 8 when my daddy came home and remember well. I am so proud of him and to all you guys who serviced. You and He are my heros.

ray jennings - Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:47

Lynn, Sorry to learn that your father passed away. I have info on a Black Cat named Ledger, but I don't think he served with your father. I do have info on Buddy Perez and if you shoot me an email I can give you his information. My home email is krayjenn@verizon.net. Please put in the information line the topic, because I have the habit of deleting emails if I don't know who they come from.

Mike Archer - Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:50
I am writing my second book about the fighting around Khe Sanh in 1968. My first book, A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered, was published in 2005. I am also a Marine veteran of that fighting.

This new book centers around an incident that occurred near Hill 881S (at AMS map coordinate XD 772 440), about 5 miles west of Khe Sanh base, on  6 July 1968, when Lance Corporal Thomas P. Mahoney III was killed and, due to heavy fighting, his body was left behind. 

I have recently received information from two former Marines who served with Mahoney who distinctly recall being told by the officer who filed the official report of Mahoney's loss that sometime in the days following his death an army chopper with the call sign "Black..."  successfully retrieved the remains from the hill. This mission could have taken place anytime from 7 July on. As such, I am trying to locate someone from the Black Cats who may have knowledge  of that mission, if, in fact, it occurred.  Thanks, Mike Archer


James McGuire - Monday, 29 July 2013 11:36

Ray, please update my address to 288 Cheyenne Dr. , Fairview, TX 75069. Sorry I missed the reunion in KC , but was in the middle of closing my house in Texas. All moved in now and plan on running over to Weatherford to see JERRY and LETTA and BILL RALPH in Mineral Wells. Phone is cell only 620-515-0444. Wishing Jeff Perez another happy birthday. Everyone who knows Jeff and Sandy need to give him a call to let them know they are thinking of them. Sandy just completed a procedure for a heart pacemaker and Jeff says she is doing well. Jim McGuire Alleycat 7 67-68.

ray jennings - Thursday, 01 August 2013 15:17

James shoot me your email address so we can update your info.

Howard Stewart - Sunday, 07 July 2013 20:13

484 TC DET Sept 67 to April 69, websitelooks great. Would like to hear from any Cats I served with. I am located in Ripon, WI. Any of you coming to EAA in Oshkosh, drop me a line.


ray jennings - Friday, 05 July 2013 08:31

Our next reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn in Columbus, GA, October 8, 2015 thru October 11, 2015. Room rate is $89.00 per night with  free breakfast. Rate is good 3 days befor and 3 days after. The host for our reunion is John and Liz Bard and they are planning a few activities for us, so mark your calendars.

ray jennings - Sunday, 23 June 2013 10:13

Brothers, just a note to let you know that Steve,(Sam), Sneed's father passed away Friday June 21, 2013. Steve's father had been ill for a few years and is now at peace. Steve asked that no flowers be sent but if you wish you can send a memorial contribution to the Blackcat association in Steve's name. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and his family.

Ralph Womeldorf - Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:04

I enjoyed the reunion in Kansas City.   Nice seeing everyone.  See you all in Columbus GA.

Allen McCrea - Monday, 17 June 2013 19:45

Gail Weber Filippini - Sunday, 26 May 2013 16:07

Often, but especially on Memorial Days, I find myself thinking about my brother Captain Warren Weber, helicopter pilot, Black Cat 13,  call sign "Cat doctor 6"  I  want to thank you all for your service to our country.  I only wish we knew more about his time in Vietnam. He was so proud of his time as a pilot but developed PTSD when he came back to the states.   Warren passed away 7/3/1991

ray jennings - Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:05

Gail, I am the President of the 282nd AHC Association and we are in the process of updating our members roster. I see that you are not on the roster and if you would like to be placed on the roster I would be more than happy to add your name. This way you will be able to receive our quarterly news letter and receive information on our reunions, which you are more than welcome to attend. I will need your address, phone number and email. Our next reunion will be held in October 2015 in Columbus, GA and we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 28nd AHC.

Dave Good - Saturday, 25 May 2013 14:56

I own UH1-C  Alleycat BU#15078 and proudly display it in Apache Junction AZ I had a gentleman stop by today that served with the Blackcts 282nd. His name is Maurice Seghetti. A very nice man! I took  a picture of him next the chopper, thanked him for his service, and begged him when he had a chance to please return.


ray jennings - Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:48

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the  following
website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214
for employment purposes.  NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans
with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents  from their
military files.  Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former
military members may now use a new online military personnel records system
to request documents.  Other individuals with a need for documents  must
still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the
online web site.  Because the requester will be asked to supply all
information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally
occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be
minimized.  The new web-based application was designed to provide better
service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom
processing time.

 Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may know
and their dependents.



Dave Good - Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:42

Just a note to tell you all i have bought a gun ship that was in you unit.

its ser #66-15078

it now resides here at 2646 w. Guadalupe rd Apache Junction Az 85120

I invite you all to come here and see her in person.

Thank you all for your service! email for pics coyotedav@aol.com

David Good


Marc - Sunday, 14 April 2013 20:22

Hi everyone it's lookin good

Mike Glessner - Thursday, 04 April 2013 18:47

Glad to see the site up and running again.  Tried a few times in the last few months without success.

Not much gong on right now. 

My son passed away from cancer on the 14th of Jan 2013 after serving 4 years on the U.S.S. Independence in the Gulf.  We took his ashes back home to Hawaii in February and took him out on canoes and spread his ashes.

After spending 6.5 years in Vietnam including 3.5 years in Danang and Marble Mountains with I Corp Avn Co (Prov), the 172nd and 282nd, seem like I should have gone first.

Hope everyone else is doing will.

Nice to have you all back.


Mark Wrinn - Monday, 25 March 2013 16:05

Site looks great 

ray jennings - Saturday, 23 March 2013 10:25

I received an email from Phil Marshall who informed me that one of our ships is being restored. The tail number is 64-14049. You can go to this link and check out a little of the history of the ship. The link is: http://www.americanhuey369.com. If you would like any more info I guess you could email Phil at dmz.dustoff@yahoo.com.


Dennis Bouslaugh - Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:30

Does anyone know how Russle Farver dyed ? 

Dennis Bouslaugh - Monday, 18 March 2013 23:08

Thanks to Ray Boyle for all this information . Nice to hear some of the names again. Watched  one of the videos , I am the one holding the little boy by the chopper. I was  the supervisor of the airframe repair shop. I and my crew including Ray patched up your ships so you could keep flying. Lots of memories some good some bad. I am living in Brigham City Utah. Pleas write back. And thanks agin Ray for hooking me up with this Web Sight. Dennis (Tin Bender )

ted toland - Monday, 18 March 2013 18:56

Glad to see new web site up and running.  I understand that the old hog (rocket ship) wa not destroyed or left in Nam..  It's supposidly is being refitted and restored to tour the country.  I got the info from Bill Wilson who was the crew chief and I the gunner.  WOuld be nice to visit the old girl again.

Bill Farress - Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:22

Wow, like Tom Pullen said, great job and glad to be able to see how everybody is doing. Last Fall we lost a member from my hometown, Dick Dwyer. I flew a lightship mission with him in early 1969 and he rotated soon after. I was sent a video from a friend about Lam Son: Military Channel   http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/vietnam-war/vietnam-in-hd-operation-lam-son-719/1270776590001/ there are a few pictures of the 282nd AHC ships. I guess that's where our old Huey #529 still is.

Zippo - Saturday, 16 March 2013 16:36

messed up the name on last message -- Larry Geer AKA Catdoctor6

Ray Boyle - Sunday, 17 March 2013 14:51

How are you?  I haven't seen anything from you since a little after the reunion in Orlando.  I hope lots of people make the reunion this year.  I'm going to try hard.

Great web site and I hope everyone is well.