174th Assault
Helicopter Company

WO1 Jim Young at LZ Baldy

This is WO1 Jim Young, a Shark pilot by this time in early 1968, during one of our 24-hour gunship standby missions at LZ Baldy. Jim's "buddy" here is a young pup (no pun--or relationship that we know of) belonging to one of the dogs that hung around the Americans (good food scraps) and often flew on the helicopters when we'd go out on missions. (Photo by Jim McDaniel, LZ Baldy, Early 1968)

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