A web site that shares the emotional and spiritual experiences of the Vietnam War through poetry, stories, and photos by combat veterans.
Hosted by Vietnam Veteran Bill McDonald
To the GIB, who made Viet Nam possible. The helicopter was the life blood of the Grunt. It took him to war, and it brought him home. It supported him with everything from water and ammo to air support and medevac. It hauled the Artillery, it scouted , it flew convoy cover, it did things the designers would never think it could. If someone could think of it, the Aircrews would, and did, get it done.
But GIB was the one who made it work. You had it ready to fly sometimes for a
0400 takeoff after getting back at 2300. You'd fly all day, protecting us with
your guns and your eyes,
After a long day you'd come home, clean the mess, patch the holes, clean the
guns and get ready to do it all over again.
Please accept these from GIF who would nothave made it home without MY GIB.
To the 173rd AHC Crewmembers at the Louisville VHCMA Reunion June 23, 2001
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