Light Observation Helicopters (LOH)
The Scout platoon was known as the White platoon. They used Light Observation Helicopters (LOH) to skim low over terrain, searching for any sign of enemy movement or activity.
The guys flying Scouts had nerves of steel, as their birds were easy targets for the enemy and many got shot down…
Blue-Gray (De Mailo and Jones)
Nathan “Nate” Shaffer
Scout gunner 1969-70
Barry Sipple (right
LOH going home
Photo courtesy of Dave Roger
Somewhere in the “Fish Hook”
Photo courtesy of Richard Lamb
Crew chief C Troop early August until late October 1968.
Transferred then to HQ Troop as crew chief on the Squadron check-out LOH.
That aircraft was destroyed Christmas Day in a landing mishap and he was
transferred to B Troop Scouts. Shot down Feb 9, 1969 in LOH 16069.