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Rattler Firebird Reunion 2014

I just returned from the 2014 reunion of Vietnam’s finest, the Rattlers and Firebirds of the 501st Aviation Battalion and 71st Assault Helicopter Company. This year’s reunion was in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s always great to visit, in person with … Continue reading

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LZ George – 2009 (1969 Firebirds)

  Firebirds 2009! (Kaz, George, Randy, Davy, Ski, Stan, Terry and Vic) The 1969 era 71st Assault Helicopter Company “Firebirds” gathered at LZ George this past week for R&R to celebrate their 40th anniversary! (Military lingo LZ is Landing Zone.) … Continue reading

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Firebird Rocket Fuel

The rest of the story, but first, you must know the beginning of the story…The above photo, taken by Pete Marovich came from an article in the American Journal Magazine titled “Remembering the Fallen” written by Jenny Jones, posted on … Continue reading

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