Fred Alvis

U. S. Army 

I was drafted out of Columbus Georgia in January of ‘71. Stayed in 3 years. Now live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Yes, the Indy 500 is near me as is the Brickyard 400 and the U.S. Nationals.


I was sent to Nam in July of ‘71 as a 67N20 (Helicopter Repairman). I was assigned to the 129th AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). Being on flight status already, I was made a door gunner on a slick. We mostly supported ROK troops, the Tiger Div. Our AO was in II Corp, mostly being between Qui Nhon to Pleiku, Bong Son and LZ English down to Tuy Hoa.


After 5 months I was transferred to a newly formed unit, the 60th AHC, near Nha Trang, supporting the ROK White Horse Div (mostly). There I was given my own ship as a crew chief. Returned in July of ‘72, assigned to Ft. Carson until ETS in ‘74. I am service connected at 0% but still fighting for PTSD rating. Don’t really care about monies from the VA, but here in Indiana we get a break on land taxes for that.


After spending most of my life working construction, I now work for one of the local Lowes Home Improvement canters as the tool guy. Welcome home.



Summer Job


Whispers and Rain

A Crewman's Last Flight

Fort Benning, Georgia

Goodbye, Charlie Rains

The Green Dragon

Brothers Forever

Memories of a KIA

My Brothers, Nam Vets

35 Years



Can't Forget

My Old Heap

White Fingers in the Night

A Visit to The Wall


Warm Memories

River of Time

Gun Truck 'Tins'

Glory in War

Old Letters

Twenty-five Minutes in Vietnam

Old Veterans

The Last Flight

Flying High

Whopping of the Blades

My Wife

Belle of the Ball

Great Day to Fly

A Fun Helicopter Combat Assault

The Rain

They're In The Wire

Start of a Door Gunner's Day


Another Day in The Nam

USS Iowa

Skipped Supper

R and R

Christmas 1971

Bridges and Stunts

August 12th 1971



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