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War to a large degree, is a battle of machines and technology.  The machines of war however are useless without the men who operated and maintained them.  The technology of any age is no better than the men who make it work.

The 187th Assault Helicopter company was composed of the best America had to offer.  Every individual, regardless of rank or job, was dedicated to the professional fulfillment of the mission.

The following is a list of those men who proudly served the needs of their nation and their fellow countrymen.

We are still missing a lot of names.   If you belong on this list or know someone who does, please e-mail the webmaster .   I have the last name of several men on the list and need help with the first names. 

Email address listed with permission only.  Let me know if you want yours listed with your name.

 

Denotes Died in Action in Vietnam.
Denotes Died after Vietnam
Denotes Wounded In Action

 

Command Staff and Flight Surgeons

Company Commanders

Name

Tour Dates Then Now

Major Alfred B. McClintock

Dec 1966 - May 1967
Formed the 187th in the States

March 27, 2014
Major William F. Bauman

 

29 May 1967 - 1 Nov 1967

March 2004
   

Major Joseph C. Burns

6 Nov 1967 - 15 Feb 1968

September 9, 2008
Major Russell J. Folta 16 Feb 1968 - 24 Aug 1968
 
September 11,2008
Major James J. Gaffney

25 Aug 1968 - 15 Feb 1969
jjgaffney35@att.net

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Major Jerry R. Stratton

16 Feb 1969 - 17 Aug 1969
jerrystratton@embarqmail.com

Major Purvis L. Parker

18 Aug 1969 - 16 Feb 1970

25 March 2007

 
Major John R. Gantt

17 Feb 1970 - 5 Jul 1970
xjrg.xfeg@gmail.com

Maj Gantt
Major Joe D. Carothers

6 Jul 1970 - 11 Feb 1971

Carothers

LTC Wilfred H. Wittekind

12 Feb 1971 - 31 July 1971
wbwittekind@centurytel.net

Captain David M. Mabardy

1 Aug 1971 - 13 Jan 1972  

Major Donald K. Higgins

14 Jan 1972 - 14 Feb 72
   
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Executive Officers

Name

Tour Dates

Then

Now

Major William J. Reinhart Sep 1966 - Apr 1967    
Major Thomas L. Hester
4 May 1968 - 16 May 1968

December 9, 2004
 
Major William H. Schwend

2 April 1968 - 3 June 1968
schwendw@juno.com

Major James J. Gaffney

17 May 1968 - 25 Aug 1968
jjgaffney35@att.net

Major Rex A. Taylor Jr.

1 Sep 1968 - 12 Apr 1969

 

Cpt Heyward C. Sauls

13 Apr 1969 - 10 Dec 1969  

Cpt John E. Surridge

11 Dec 1969 - 12 Jun 1970)  

Cpt Samuel P. Markovich

13 May 1970 - 25 Sep 1970    

Cpt Irvin L. Hutton

26 Sep 1970 - 2 Mar 1971
59blazer@msn.com
 

Cpt Robert P. Walters

3 Mar 1971 - 8 Jun 1971  

Cpt John E. Felch

Jun 1971 - 12 Nov 1971
jack@felch.org
 

Cpt Richard L. Vance

13 Nov 1971 - 14 Feb 1972    

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Flight Surgeons

Name

Tour Dates Then Now

Cpt Dr. David Campbell

68-68  

Cpt Dr. James W. Soileau

68-69  

Cpt Dr. Thomas A. Artabane

69-70    

Cpt Dr. James A. Passmore

70-71 Dr Passmore  

Cpt Dr. Douglas Hagen

71-72    

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First Sergeants

Name Tour Dates Then Now
James O. Meers

10/66 - 6/67

Jamuary 22, 2011
Cancer

 
William R. Kerr

?? ??? 67 - 18 Mar 1968

   
Paul A. Cash

19 Mar 1968 - 6 Oct 1968

 
Carlos N. McCarter

7 Oct 1968 - 5 Oct 1969

Died August 16, 2014
Cancer

Bobby T. Onion

 

6 Oct 1969 - 5 Sep 1970

 Died 1/16/97 Heart Attack

 
Daniel M. Williams

6 Sep 1970 - 18 Aug 1971

 
Darrel L. Johnston

19 Aug 1971 - 14 Feb 1972

 

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Air and Ground Crew Members

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