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