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282nd AHC Black Cats Guestbook

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.


Zippo - Saturday, 16 March 2013 16:33

Great to see the site up and running. Looks great,thanks to all envolved.  Hope to see you all in Kansas. Going to do my best to get Lt. Col Bob Webster and Bobbi to come up with myself and Linda.  Going to really miss my guys 'pops' and 'pappy'. Rest in pease all our fallen comrades, you will all live forever in our memories.

Charles Brawn - Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:44

 Chuck Brawn  - Saturday, 16 March 2013 13:37 Black Cat 514 & 334

Hi there. Nice web site. Glad that we now have one of our own. My address is now 3 Hickory Drive Wiscasset, Maine 04578. Will keep in touch. Bye.


ray jennings - Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:32

Charles, I have corrected your address and was wondering if your phone number has changed or if you have an email? Please send me an email and let me know.

cherylann McFetridge - Friday, 15 March 2013 14:50

My beloved husband, Arthur (Skip) McFetridge passed away Feb.17 2013 he suffered many years with many illnesses from Agent Orange. He was a crew chief on a Blackcat. I believe the number was 547 since I have a picture of him standing in front of it. I do have his photo book, and would very much to share it with you. I think he would have loved this website. I am only sorry I did not look for it until today. If anyone knew my husband, I would love to speak with them. I am putting together a book for my children and grandchildren. My husband, their dad and their grampy died a hero. Thank-you all for your service, and Welcome Home. Everyone of you are hero's. May God Bless you all.

Zippo - Friday, 15 March 2013 11:51

Any one have current info for, Jack McDaniel crew chief 2nd & 3rd 69-70, Larry Joe Giles,CW2 Kiem 69-70? Looking forward to reunion hope to see a great turnout.


Jeff Jones

Zippo - Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:45

Rest in peace Bro Carl Scotty Mc Laughlan

Zippo - Monday, 04 March 2013 18:51

I have some sad news to pass along. Carl Austin passed away February 22, 2013 of a heart attack. This is especially sad to me since Carl was my crew chief in Nam. I was really looking forward to seeing him at the reunion especially since this would have been his first. Carl may you rest in peace.

Ray Jennings

Scotty Mc Laughlan - Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:38

Nice: On a roll again. Reunion Date 13,14,15,June K.C.

Heidi Atanian - Friday, 01 March 2013 07:00

Nice job on the website and I'm very happy to see it up and running again. Any updates or details for this years reunion?

Thomas Pullen - Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:30

Darn good job... Glad to see the page back up and running.



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Jerry Staggs - Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:58

Nice looking web paper.  Thanks to the maker, See all in KC