Pacific Stars and Stripes information
for HML-167

For date 680412

HML-167 was a US Marine Corps unit
HML-367 was a US Marine Corps unit
VMO-3 was a US Marine Corps unit
VMO-2 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Da Nang
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Marines Add Air Support." Da Nang (S&S)- The Marine Corps' first light helicopter squadrons have made their appearance at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Da Nang. Designated HML-167 and HML-367, the two units will fly the UH-1E helicopters. An increase in light helicopter support for ground forces is expected because of greater latitude in mission and aircraft selection. Each squadron will have 24 choppers. Initially planes and personnel will come from VMO-3, an observation squadron which was deactivated in the same move. Two remaining observation outfits, VMOs 2 and 6 will eventually add new aircraft. Commanding the new units are Lt. Col. G.R. Hunter, 43, Tampa, Fla., HML-367 and Maj. R. C. Finn, 34, of Des Moines, Iowa, at HML-167.
Comments: LTC Hunter, G.R.; HML-367 CO; ; MAJ Finn, R. C.; HML-167 CO; ;

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