174th Assault
Helicopter Company


Paul Kunelius:

Paul says, "These next two photos are Shark 429 after a trip to Qui Nhon. An Infantry guy wanted to hitch a ride back to Duc Pho. I was actually the only gunner at the time. We came upon an island of two groups of bad guys. The M6 subsystems were not working on the gunship that day...that's why I was so busy. We started taking small arms fire. I literally emptied my M60 on 'em (with great effect). I only had about 75 rounds left for the trip back. The Infantry grunt didn't have a helmet on or anything! We scared the hell out of him!"