282nd ASSAULT HELICOPTER CO.

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Johnny Simpson - Monday, 12 December 2016 20:45

Looking for a david Hawk server form 67-68 Dan Nanga

John Mcwilliams - Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:21

hello

my father was a huey pilot 69-71. Dads name was Robert (bob) Mcwilliam. If anyone here knew him I would be honored if you could give any info about that time and what was going on.

he ended up retired Lt Col. He had silver star, bronze star, and at least 2 Purple Hear. He spoke more about Vietnam the last y of his life that the 42 before at least that I remembe. Would just like to be be able to tell kids, grand kids, and now great grand kids about the hero I never knew yet they need to remembe.

please email me at john.mcwilliams@rlgiobal.com

John R Naef - Friday, 11 November 2016 13:32

Any listing of flight ops personel?   Ssgt. 22nd flight operations from July69 to DEROS Dec 7, 1969.  also 2 212th CSAB from May 68 until joining 22nd AHC.  

ray jennings - Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:08

I would like to thank all the Brothers of the 282nd AHC a Happy Veterans Day and a Happy Veterans Day to all that served out Country. Welcome home Brothers.

Heidi Atanian - Monday, 12 September 2016 18:49

Judy - Thank you so much for posting these pictures. As you know I was in the hospital or I would have gone down for David's funeral. Dave and I spent a lot of time together while in Vietnam. He was always so happy. I will miss him dearly. Be well my brother world has lost a special person.  

Judy B. Lee - Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:35

We honored the memory of David Howington on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Below are some photos from the funeral, including a picture of members of the Black Cats in attendance.

Pictured left to right: Dave Parkhurst, Bob Tallent, Jody Summers, Bob McQueen, Danny Williams, Ray Jennings, Lennis Lee, Jerry Staggs

ray jennings - Wednesday, 07 September 2016 16:16

Services for David Howington is Saturday September 10th at the First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville, GA. Visitation is at 1:00pm followed by the service at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100, Silver Springs, Maryland 20910 or Georgia War Veterans Home, 2249 Vinson Highway, Milledgeville, Ga. 31061

ray jennings - Tuesday, 06 September 2016 14:08

 

Brothers I have some sad news to pass along. David Howington passed away Sunday night Sept 4th. I do not have any details but I think he passed away in his sleep. Walter Burch who was the CO 70-71 passed away August 16. 2016. Donna Elliot is recovery from brain surgery and is doing well. Unfortunately is having to go radiation treatment for lung cancer and we wish her well.

Christa Burch - Sunday, 04 September 2016 21:43

Hello to the Blackcat family –

 

It is with tremendous sadness I write you to tell you my father, Blackcat 06, Lt. Col. Walter M. Burch, USA, Ret., died on 16 August 2016. He commanded the Blackcats for a portion of his second tour in Vietnam between 1970-1971. He rarely spoke about himself, or his past, but he always mentioned the Blackcats with fondness and pride, and I know he’d made an effort to reconnect with several members during the last decade of his life. His health declined sharply in 2013, keeping him largely housebound, but he found escape, solace, and entertainment beyond these walls through his relationships with the Cats. Thank you for brightening his days!

 

If the Cats would like to read Dad’s obituary, you can find it online here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/walter-burch-obituary?pid=1000000181158311

 

If anyone would like to send condolences to his wife, Eydie Burch, she can be reached at Dad’s email address, whitebarktree@sbcglobal.net.

 

If there’s some kind of distribution list for the Cats, please share news of his passing there; I found a spreadsheet with a lot of separate addresses on his computer desktop, but didn’t know if I should write them all individually, or ask for a collective notice.

 

Respectfully,

Christa Burch (daughter) and Eydie Burch (widow)

Raymond Caryl - Saturday, 18 June 2016 15:37

I was Catkiller 3-2 from July '67 to Feb 2 '68 then became Catkiller 4-2 and moved to fly the DMZ. I was pretty close to CWO Bart Coburn and knew CWO Dick Messer.

I wrote a story about your little O-Club and the day a Donut Dolly stepped on the Cat. You can fine it at our Catkiller website: www.catkillers.org.

Go to History Index, scroll down to 1967, then find the title: Captain Wonderful, The Donut Dolly and The Three Legged Cat.

Enjoy!