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    Always was curious to see just how creative the copter crews were in choosing "names" and art work in Nam when compared to previous wars. How much did military censorship and PC policy restrict the output and "free" expression in VN? How different and similar were the Nam copter "names" to the WWII & Korea aircraft "names"? How much did the social turmoil at home (stateside) play upon the "names" displayed on Army copters in-country?<br />Myself, I served as a SP5 Flight Operations Coordinator with the 114 AHC in the Mekong Delta, Vinh Long AAF, March 1970-April 1971.
  1. Rediscovering A Lost Chapter In History By John Brennan Once I sensed that no one, not the military, government, veterans or civilians were much interested in documenting the aviation nose art painted on Vietnam War Army helicopters I surged into action in an effort to correct a horrific omission from history. But it would be a race against time. What was generally known on the subject when I began probably represented at best 25%. The personal computer, World Wide Web, and my Vietnam veteran brothers would help in filling-in the void. After some 10,000 hours of computer surfing and s
  2. Just to let everyone know before the market prices go crazy that Stackpole Books are no longer offering VIETNAM WAR HELICOPTER ART, VOL 1 for sale. They are out of stock after selling 4,000 copies. Vol 2 is still available however. Also, Vol 3 from Fonthill Media is going strong too.
  3. I'll be in Reno this summer at the annual VHCMA reunion as a vendor. Besides selling my helicopter books I will have available a listing of over 1,000 former VN War copters which are currently on display in the USA. They include UH-1's, AH-1's and OH-6's in museums, city parks, and roadside monuments across the 50 states. One such Army copter presently on display in Fairmont, West Virginia is the subject of a one-hour documentary titled, "Fate's Call". It tells the story of a 336 AHC crew reuniting 40 years later with their VN War aircraft. Beautifully captured on film by Don Feigel, brother o
  4. Get my helicopter book 3 months before the big booksellers start selling it. Why wait on February 2nd, 2018 for Amazon or Barnes & Nobles to release it when you can have it 3 months earlier, and less expensive! I'll be mailing out books starting on Nov 4th. You'll receive a 10% discount, free postage (USA only), and zero sales tax. It will cost you $31.95 by check or $33.45 by PayPal. Send to: 864 Wisconsin St., Chico, CA 95928. Thank you, John Brennan, former SP5, 114 AHC, 1970-71, Vinh Long AAF, Mekong Delta, johnmailman2@yahoo.com
  5. I just received from the publisher a digital copy of the book, Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art, and it looks fantastic. They did an awesome job in showcasing 300 photos within 190 pages. I am very happy with how it turned out. I just wanted to let everyone know before the pre-sale discount, offered by the author, expires at the end of the month for the book. Go to my Facebook site and leave me your email address and I'll send you an order-form. Thanks, JB
  6. Go to my Facebook site for John Brennan and book order-forms and a color pic of the book cover. Eight weeks remain before the pre-sale discount expires. This will be my FINAL book in this series....VN War Army Helicopter Nose Art. 300 color images and 140 anecdotes, 8.5 x 11 from Fonthill Media. Don't let this offer pass you by.
  7. "U.S. Army Helicopter Names In Vietnam", 404 pages, 40 b/w pics, Hellgate Press, 2011 "Vietnam War U.S. Army Helicopter Names, Vol 2", 80 pages, 40 b/w & 2 color pics, Memoir Books, 2015 "Vietnam War U.S. Army Helicopter Names, Vol 2, Second Edition", 120 pages, 40 b/w & 2 color pics, Memoir Books, 2016
  8. Thanks "northcoastaero", much appreciated. What group are you affiliated with, just curious?
  9. Here's some exciting news from aviation author John Brennan: my 6th Vietnam War helicopter book, Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art, will be released on September 28th, 2017, from Fonthill Media. The approximate photo count will likely be around 295. Let me know if you would like to receive pre-sale ordering instructions towards the purchase of an author-signed copy of this book. Reply to <script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>. Thank you, John Brennan, former SP5, 114 AHC, 1970-71, Vinh Long AAF, Mekong Delta.
  10. Flytiger, sounds interesting. Please send a scan of the pic to: johnmailman@yahoo.com. Thanks
  11. Garandomatic, the Vol 3 book will feature eight color photos of 155th AHC nose art. How about that?
  12. Kat, the photo in the post is my October, 2016 publication which is the second "new" book.
  13. The attached photo is from a page in the latest VHPA (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assn) magazine. A few months back a friendly VN vet pilot said he'd pay for a half-page ad if I'd compose it. I like how it turned out. Enjoy, John Brennan PS I finished my 3rd helicopter photo-book (300 pics). Should be in book stores later this year. Fonthill Media is the publisher.
  14. Those are indeed 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry markings. A Troop had a yellow band across the triangle, B Troop had a black band and C Troop had a red band. Info quoted from Bob Chenoweth's article on page 396 in Scale Aircraft Modeling magazine dated June, 1982. Hope this helps.
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