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242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company - "Muleskinners"

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Muleskinner "Beer Can" pocket patch made by Vietnamese 'artisans'
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Wade Bakers view of the 'Pinnacle Training Center' (Nui Ba Den)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

"Cinema One" at Cu Chi. Where you could catch a movie, have a beer and survive a Mortar attack, all in one convenient location.
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

"CU CHI TOWER, Muleskinner 8024, requests take off from Muleskinner north forty, OVER"
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

"ROGER MULESKINNER, You're clear for a low level departure to the south"
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

The Orderly Room at Ft. Benning, GA. '67
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Muleskinner Reunion 2004

1=Jack Barnes, 2=Dave Devere or Larry Gruhn (I think Larry), 3=Ralph Elwell, 4=Galen Wallum, 5= Paul Taylor, 6=Larry Burbank, 7=Glenn Borger, 8=Roger Montgomery, 9=Gregg Hawkins, 10=Gene Baures, 11=Gary Roush, 12=Ronnie Morris, 13=William Minogue, 14=Oliver Farrow, 15=Jim Owens, 16=John Hendon, 17=Larry Wisnosky, #0=Jessy Torre (not present)

Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Wade Baker pic of 66-19008 (now 84-24176). This AC is still flying somewhere. We called her "Eight Ball".
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Unknown AC after Sapper attack 2-26-69. "Loss to Inventory" (Wade Baker)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Hooch" damaged after Mortar attack. Two KIA = "Gilbertson" and "Delaigle" (BJ Morris)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Muleskinners at "Honor-Smith Compound", Bien Hoa. Aug-Oct 67. (BJ Morris)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Muleskinner swimming pool (Water survival Tng. Center) at Cu Chi. A point of pride. Wonder what's burning? (over the fence)(BJ Morris)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Christmas in the Maintenance Hooch 1967. R. Montgomery's Mom sent the presents and tree for him and his buddies.
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Fighting around Ap Cho, post "Tet 68". Cu Chi is the white area on the horizon.
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

The village of Trang Bang in more peaceful times.
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

The CO's entrance to Ord. Room, Cu Chi. At the time the CO was C.H. 'Red' Keville, 1SG was BJ Morris CO / NCOIC of 621st Det. not readable. (BJ Morris)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Departing from Nui Ba Den. Down below is the village of Ap Phuoc Hoa. (Wade Baker)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Muleskinner AC at POL, Cu Chi. 1968 AC # is unknown.
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Flight Engineer AC # 65-08024, Ron Wetherell. "Runnin Scared" art by Ron, I think. 1968 (RW pic)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Muleskinner AC # 66-19019 post crash at field location, FSB Keene. "No fatalities. (Wade Baker)
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

242nd Patch and Insignia
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired

Reagan Long (L), Roger Montgomery (R). We had 'shaped up'. We were 'shipping out'. Ft. Benning, GA. '67
Image courtesy of Roger G. Montgomery, 1SG, US Army retired


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