14 October 2016:
First, let me say thank you for the awesome website you’ve built. My name is Charles Bottom and I was a member of A Trp, 3/17 AC, 1970-1971, Dian, Quan Loi, and Lai Khe.
I noticed my name, and a couple others I can think of do not appear on the roster. I would, and I believe the others would also like to have our names added to the list, if possible. I can’t remember exact dates, but it was 1970-1971.
Please add the following names to the 3/17 roster:
Charles Bottom SP5 Seattle, WA AH1-G Crew chief
Ron Beard SP5 San Bernadino, CA UH-1 Crew chief
John Klingensmith SP5 Carbondale, PA AH1-G Crew chief
Louie Knight SP5 Ogden, UT Aircraft electrician
Note: 4 years ago, 42 years after serving together, a tight group of friends managed to get together for a reunion. We’ve been getting together every year since. I’ve included a before and after picture of the group (see attachment below). We thought it might be interesting to post on the 3/17 website, maybe in Photo Gallery or the Blog, or wherever.
Thank you for your service and for remembering the Cav,
Charles (Charly) Bottom