: so, Dave, could that be 519 in the video?
: of course, no clue if that is actually 875 in
: the video, or even how many Gator birds
: actually sat down or hovered low there...
That isn't 519, because 519 had a HF antenna on the tail.
I am sure a lot of 119th birds went into the area but just exactly how many and when I couldn't tell you. My in country orientation flight consisted of a flight from Pleiku to Kontum, and then on to Dak To. I was the pilot who sat in the right seat while the IP took three sling loads of bodies out of the hover hole to the airstrip at Dak To during the cleanup of 875. Then I was put on the aircraft with Jr. Mason for the next two days. Paul Vasseur had diareah and had to return to Pleiku. Some orientation flight, huh?