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Stories and general interest postings by the Intruders of the 281st AHC and members of Project Delta.
For articles concerning the 281st AHC visit the History section.
(Click here for the history section)

BOOKS

  Yes, a few books mention the 281st, mostly from the SF community, as Thomas A. Ross's recent "Privileges of War" describing an episode at an A Team camp in the mountainous reaches of South Vietnam. See our history area publications page for a list of others.
  But at least two have 281st members as author. Al Rampone wrote "Silent Birdmen" many years ago about a few battles in the spring of '67 and the personal adventures of a few us. His book remains occassionally available on Amazon.com

  In 2015, a project long in the making will make our story available the public resulted in Will McCollum's compilation of our individual and collective stories in "Above the Best". Buy it from our PX; as of this writing, it is not the book by the same title on Amazon.com.
  "As a family member waiting at home while my husband served as a pilot in Viet Nam, we really never knew what the guys were doing on a daily basis. The news we received from the media was dismal and letters home were somewhat short. Thanks to the 28lst AHC and this wonderful book, we will now know. The camraderie and professionalism that all the guys practiced on a daily basis was very special and comes through on each person's submission--from maintenance to crew chiefs to operations to pilots, etc. All had a job to do and they did it well. This book is a must read for families of those who served."  -- Karen Forcht
  "During the past few weeks I have had the privilege of proofreading “Above the Best”. Having been familiar with stories of the beginning year with the 281st in Viet Nam, it was fascinating to read the stories of the men who followed. The stories came from the heart and were told as they were experienced by the men, which is a gift they have chosen to share.  The emotions and fears expressed by the men were shared by the wives and families left behind. This is truly an accounting of events that will be read and remembered." -- Linda Lerda
  We offer many thanks to photographer Angela B. Pan for the use of her stunning photo at the Wall in the production of this book. Click here to visit her page and her breath-taking D.C photos.
Will McCollum's book "Above The Best" covering the life and times of the men who served in the unit will be available in the PX. Orders may be made by contacting Jay Hays or use this order form.

[ Note: some links that go off-site may call the Not Found message. Due to the passage of time,
some Vietnam Veterans' web pages no longer exist. Just click the back button to return here. ]

STORIES
REMEMBERING THE 281st AHC by Donald J. Taylor
SMJ (Ret), U.S. Army Special Forces
The Bear, The Roadrunner, and Intruder Success
by Jack Mayhew
JIM "BEETLE" BAILEY BOB (MOP) MITCHELL  &  A Remembrance by MOP
DUANE "TUBBY" BRUDVIG BOB (MO) MOBERG
KENNETH (KEN) EMBREY  
DARYL EVANGELHO
"Thanksgiving 1969"
FNG Stories;  2 by Jeff Murray
A follow up story to Bob Mitchell's Story
JOHN "THE KID" GALKIEWICZ
(offsite link opens a new window)
Tom Ross
Valley of the Tigers
PAUL GREINER:  Duc My Pass
8th Field Hospital Stay
JACK SERIG's Web site.
(offsite link opens a new window)
MARSHALL HAWKINS
(Viet Nam Revisited)
WAYNE SELLERS (opens new tabs)
499th Signal Detachment
ROBIN HICKS
(March 28, 1968)
CRAIG SZWED's Personal Web Site (opens new tabs)
CRAIG SZWED's Live Reading of "Orbits"
JACK INTERSTEIN 69-70 A NewB Writes Home & 281st Closeout
Ron Turner 1970 - See his page at Photos for more pics
JOHN KORSBECK: McGuire Rig Rescue
Fight Your Way In & They Gave Up The Whole Aircraft
DUANE VINCENT
(An Lao Valley Incident)
A Day Like Many Others
Frank Little 66-67
JOHN WEHR: A 281st Remembrance
STEVE MATTHEWS RatPack15 website &
Remembrance of Tour (6/68-6/69) (opens new tabs)
ED YOUNG:
(Bill Meehan's Last Flight)
Christmas 1967 at Polei Kleng,
Major "Bruiser" Allen, Jack Mayhew
Wayne Sellers
499th Signal Detachment   (opens a new tab)
  Click here for more stories in the WolfPack pages.
   

GENERAL INTEREST POSTINGS

The Sound That Binds
Col Nightingale
LESSONS FROM A CREW CHIEF
SANTA'S 2004 VISIT TO INTRUDERS AN LAO VALLEY INCIDENT
Saturday, January 29, 1966 - Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam

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