|50 years have passed, but we have not forgotten...
Welcome to this website... created in October of 2008 and updated in 2018... and dedicated to
the officers and enlisted personnel who served with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 462 in Phu
Bai, South Vietnam during the period of August 1968 - September 1969. The content is based
substantially upon the tourbook that was produced while we were in country. I believe Lt. Ed Hinkle
was in charge of that project and to him and his staff of assistants I will be ever grateful for
capturing the essence of our tour so memorably.
A major portion of this website is devoted to the memoirs of squadron mate Lt. Roy
Stauth. They were written from memory years after our tour took place, but with such
detail, insight, humor and emotion, that you will feel as though you are actually
reliving the entire experience from beginning to end.
In 2009, we held a 40-year reunion in Pensacola that was attended by 65 squadron
members, spouses and guests. Photos of that special event can be viewed by clicking on
the red link at the top of this page. Now we are planning a 50-year reunion to be held
in the fall of 2018 in San Diego. Details can be viewed by clicking on the blue link at
the top of this page.
I hope you enjoy browsing through this on-line tourbook. If you have any comments
or suggestions for improvement of the site, please send an e-mail by clicking on this
|Standing, L to R: Mike McCullough, Brian Taber, Bob Solbeck,
Miles Hodges, Roy Stauth. Seated: Dennis Shockley