C-123's in SEA

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C-123's in SEA  


Welcome to the Home of  C-123's in Southeast Asia.

If you were an American Air Force, Coast Guard, Vietnamese Air Force, or civilian (Air America) member of an aircrew, mechanic, or support personnel, of the good old Provider, this is your  site.  All of you are invited to join the site and attend our reunions.

SPECIAL NOTICE - posted May 15, 2015
The Air Commando Association has been contacted by the 19SOS in hopes that we can help locate members who flew or maintained the C-123K parked at the Hurlburt Air Park. There will be a ceremony this 5 June 2015 that the 19SOS will be conducting and they are looking for anyone who is associated with C-123K tail #55-4533. Please contact member@aircommando.org if you or anyone you know can help.
Brief history: Aircraft #55-4433, built in 1955, was assigned to the 346th Troop Carrier Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina until October 1964. The aircraft then flew to Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam until 1967 when it was returned to Eglin AFB for modification into the K-model. After modification the aircraft returned to Phan Rang AB, Vietnam until March 1972 when it reassigned to the Air Force Reserves at Lockborne AFB, Ohio. On October 11, 1981 the aircraft was installed and dedicated in the air park. This aircraft, configured as an aircraft to disperse the defoliant chemical Agent Orange, never flew in that configuration.
C123s in SE Asia 2016 REUNION
Date & Hotel set!
Ft Walton Beach, FL                       April 4th - 8th, 2016
Best Western Beachfront
DETAILS to come!  Please let me know if you think you can attend
so I can make sure I have enough rooms reserved! 
srice@centurytel.net    or    417-872-9750                                      ***************************************************************
To join our group, please go to the SIGN UP page and fill out the formThe webmaster will then gladly admit you to the group and add your name and only your e-mail contact info to the MEMBERS CONTACT INFO page.  All your info will be used to create a MASTER LIST which is kept by Sue Rice.
To all us "old" members, please use the sign up page to update any changes in your address or contact info.  We will then update the website and the MASTER LIST.  Hopefully, you will find a few old friends on the list.  Someone on the list may already be looking for you. 
We will be glad to include your pictures, stories, links etc. to the site. Please email these items to the webmaster.   
 We have added a memorial page to honor those crewmembers who perished in the  Provider, or remain missing.  We have also added a page of all the known C-123 crashes in SEA. If you can add any info about them, please do.  Corrections are especially welcome.  Most of our sources only listed those killed in the crash, we would like to list the survivors as well, and hear from them.  I'm sure these people have some amazing stories.  We also want to create another page honoring non-flying  fatalities.  We ask your help in providing, names, dates, places and circumstances.
 Additionally, please pass this site address along to anyone you know who is eligible to join or interested in our/your history. 
Thanks for visiting our site.....Webmaster, Ray L. Merritt 
[ Pilot, 311th and 309th, Mar 67- Mar 68], and the Den Mother, Sue Rice.

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