In late March and early April of 2007 several Outlaws and Mavericks and advisers
returned  to Vinh Long and made the journey out to LZ Alpha. 


Ed Thayer - Gunner, Maverick 31, was kind enough to compile everyone's photographs and
sent along a treasure chest of  photos covering that visit as well as the rest of the sojourn

Thanks, Ed.
And thanks to the others who shared their photos for inclusion here.

I don't  know what it would be like to walk LZ Alpha. 
Don't even know if I could . . . .
Lot of memories there . . . .



Here - in their photos and in their words - is an accounting of the return  . . .








Arrival . . .





Travel by motorbike from Hoa Binh to LZ Alpha . . . .




Ed Thayer . . . . 
ponder what was on his mind at rhis moment . . .





Fred Stetson, pilot with First platoon, 175th AHC, did not enter LZ Alpha like this the last time he was there . . . . Nor did Rex Latham, who is riding straight trail . . .






Nor is this what awaited him that Easter Sunday morning of 1967 . . . .


















          Reg Farrington     Fred Stetson   Dave Radin      Rex Latham     Ron Cone            Ed Thayer




Please read
Fred Stetson's account of the journey as published in the

Vermont Today as there are numerous links from this article covering the entire trip.
Fred is a Burlington writer and photographer.

Article

To read Ron Cone's account of the jorney as it appeared in the
Modesto Bee
click

Here



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