Welcome to the home of the 183rd SeaHorses!

          This site is dedicated to members of the 1st Aviation Brigade, 10 CAB, 183rd Sea Horses RAC.

          The 183rd Aviation Company operated out of Nha Trang, Dong Ba Thin, Phan Rang, Bao Loc,

          Dalat,  Ban Me Thout, Gia Nhia and Phan Thiet.  Visit my Guest book, find old friends, view pictures,

          visit military links, and read stories from Birddog pilots .

 

                                          

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        The members of the 183rd Seahorses hope you enjoy our web site.  Feel free to take a look around and check out the different tabs where you can view our history, pictures, some neat videos, and stories obout combat experiences that our vets have shared.  There are links to other sites with a military presence.  Visit our products page where you can order hats, t-shirts, commerative coins, decals  etc.  Last of all, Sign our Guestbook - We love hearing from you.     
   

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I'm sure many of you have kept up with the continuing saga of the ongoing battle to 
   replace the bronze Birddog atop the recently erected monument at Fort Rucker.

   Many of us voted to have it replaced but, the powers at be at Fort Rucker shot it down.
   So therefore, all of us that can and will need to get on the bandwagon and start
   writing letters to the people at Fort Rucker who can make the decision to let us change
   the current Birddog model atop the monument to a more realistic image.

   This campaign needs the utmost priority and with all haste, as it has got to be 
   completed before our "ALL BIRDDOG REUNION"  next year.  We need to flood the
   post office with letters to MG Michael D. Lundy voiceing our dismay with the current
   model and requesting permission to have it replaced. Below is the address to send
   your letter to.  Several of our members have also written letters to their Senators and/or
   congressmen.
                                                MG Michael D. Lundy
                                                Commanding General
                                                USAACE
                                                Fort Rucker,  AL.  36362
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   REUNION
NEWS

 

 


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The All Birddog Reunion   Panama City Beach, Fl. 

October 8-11  2015


Please visit this site:  www.l19birddog.com  for complete details.


                           

     CHECK OUT THE  LINKS SHOWN BELOW

              THE FIRST ONE WILL TAKE YOU TO AN OFFICIAL VETERANS PAGE THAT SHOWS HOW YOU

                               MIGHT BE ABLE TO CLAIM A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IF YOU ARE A DISABLED VETERAN.

 

 

             http://www.veteransunited.com/futurehomeowners/veteran-property-tax-exemptions-by-state/

                                                     

                                                                                   Vietnam-war
 
 
 The above link is a fantastic slide show with music that shows lots of photos and all branches of the services representated.  See SOG, Seals, Puff, M-48 tanks, SF teams, Medevacs, Choppers, LRRP's etc. etc.
It's seems a little tricky to view at first, but well worth the time it takes to download.  When you first click on it, your asked to
open or save.  Click open, then another box to download, click allow, takes a minute or so to download.  Sit back and relive some memories you may have forgotten.
 
 
 
 
We invite you to watch this video on youtube.  It's an art show entittled  "War on Truth" that honors veterans from AZ.  This is a great project that helps Vets cope with their feelings.  Just click & watch. 
 
                                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lf1icaStp4&feature=youtu.be

 

We found this video that features the song " We gotta get out of this place" by The Animal's.  It shows some pictures maybe you've seen before, maybe some you haven't.  For all you aircraft junkies, blow the video up to full screen, pause it at about 36 seconds into the video, check out the crashed airplane.  Wonder how many of you can identify what kind it was?????.  Hope you enjoy

   

                                                                                
 
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 Mission Statement

         

             It is the Mission of the Veterans of the 183rd Aviation Company (Seahorses) to preserve our history,

         remember and honor our lost Seahorse brothers, renew and maintain relationships developed by serving

                       in the 183rd Aviation Company during the Vietnam War, and provide mutual support.

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Please check out the below video from youtube.  It is a fitting tribute to all you Warriors.

 

                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqT0-3JV5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

          

           

 

             


 

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    Ash Cutchin & Don Tyler have just published a "new" newsletter.  The last one we saw was in 
  April, 2011.   Just click on the link below to find out all the latest goings on within the 183rd R.A.C.
  Then click on the  NEWS  tab for the newsletter

APRIL, 2012 SEAHORSE NEWSLETTER

 

                    We are now classified as a Non-Profit organization .

           Our organization was classified as a 501 (c) (19), EIN #83-0507505 in 2010, with an effective date of exemption 
           of March 11,  2008.

           This classification may allow Veterans of the 183 rd to deduct certain expenses in their tax returns for    
           activites associated with our unit   (please contact your tax advisor on the specifics of these deductions).

           Contributions are tax deductible. I look forward to hearing your suggestions and working with you
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           Please contact the appropriate seahorses if you have anything to communicate, especially stories to share

           or the names of newly located brothers.

                                          Contact information for the Steering Committee of the 183rd Aviation Company

  

           President:                     Gerald Lemons
916 E. Bear Creek Rd.
Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Ph. 972-351-7656:
Gerald.lemons@yahoo.com
  Membership/Registration: Jim Benoit
219 Cardinal Ln.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Ph. 508-221-0091
jimbenoit@comcast.net
           Vice President: Bob Seymour
5314 Fossil Ridge Dr.
Fort Collins,  Co. 80525 
rlseymour@comcast.net
  Military Affairs: Dick Kloppenburg
805 84th  Ave. S.E
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Ph. 425-747-5263
Richard@kloppenburg.net
           Treasurer: David Neff
767 East 1250 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
Ph. 785-843-8966
dbneff@gmail.com
  Unit Chaplin: David Haidle
432 W. Pierce Street
Elburn, IL 60119
Ph. 630-365-2124
David.G.Haidle@wheaton.edu
           Secretary: Hiram Johnston
1321 Beaver Dam Rd.
Madison,GA 30650
Ph. 706-342-9136
Babs.hiram@gmail.com
  Unit Historian:  Mark Mitchell 
4611 Park Ridge Dr. 
Benton,LA 71006 
Ph. 318-965-4130  
marko49@bellsouth.net
           Editors/publishers: Ash Cutchin
29018 Darden Point Rd
Courtland VA 23837
Ph.757-562-6559
ashappraz@charter.net

Don Tyler
1086 N. Old Franklin Rd.
Nashville,NC 27856
Ph. 252-478-3546
seahorse21@live.com 
  Web Management: Jim McHaney
1020 S. 124th Street
Chandler, AZ 85286
Ph. 480-510-2745
seahorse183rd@cox.net 

Bob Howland
5691 Hillsdale Street
Ft. Lawn, SC 29714
Ph. 803-872-4381
bhowland@comporium.net

     

 

         This Web site was inspired by Mr. Jim Penzin and created by Jim McHaney . Please provide any feedback you may have
             concerning this site to Jim McHaney.

             A special thanks for the following Sea Horse veterans who gave materials and support for this page: Charles Pettyjohn,
             Jim Penzin, Jay Bauer, Cleveland Ashley, Jerry Lemons, Roger Willis, James Benoit, Jerry Bussel and John Fischer.
             Special recognition to Alan Cherin  (Shortround),  and Bill Keener for their contributions in finding so many 183rd Vets.