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Viet Nam Helicopter Door Gunners


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A Handbook for Injured Service Members and Their Families

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If you have a copy of your Shotgun detachment orders PLEASE email a copy to help in listing Shotgunners in the Roster


Webmaster Note: References should have included the Pilots.  And Crew Chiefs who also manned guns on the left side of the Huey.  We were a four man crew, none could survive without the other.

I believe this is the first news release about the then secret Operation Shotgun. Read the rest we have below.

New: 60's Hawaii breaking newspaper articles about Shotgun


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The Creation Of Vietnam Vets
"No man outlives the grief of war though he outlives its wreck; Upon the memory a scar through all his years will ache."
-- William Souter, 'The Permanence of Young Men' (1940)

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.  
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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Myths about Vietnam

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Tropic Lightning Museum




Viet Nam Remembered

by former gunner and pilot F.C. "Pappy" Badder

Subject: Special Apology - Lt. Gen. Chuck Pitman, USMC (Ret)

Vets give respect they never got

" A Tribute to Vietnam Vets "

A Soldiers Prayer

The Vietnam Era (60's, 70's Music)


This site is an effort to document the Shotgun program, the shotgun platoons and its members. All aviation units Pilots & Crew Chief/Door Gunners they flew with.    I am looking for copies of orders and other documents for documentation and posting.  Please email:  webmaster.

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FOUR OUT OF FIVE WHO CLAIM TO BE Vietnam vets are not.

As of the current Census taken during August, 2000, the surviving U.S. Vietnam Veteran population estimate is: 1,002,511. This is hard to believe, losing nearly 711,000 between ‘95 and ‘00. That’s 390 per day. During this Census count, the number of Americans falsely claiming to have served in-country is: 13,853,027. By this census, FOUR OUT OF FIVE WHO CLAIM TO BE Vietnam vets are not.

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