Naval History and Heritage Command

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Caption: A HAL-3 UH-1 gunship flies low in front of a column of PBRs in the Mekong Delta in April 1968. (Naval History and Heritage Command)

 

The Seawolves

The Navy formed Helicopter Light Attack Squadron 3 (HAL-3) to support naval riverine forces in the Mekong Delta. Like the riverine vessels, the squadron A HAL-3 UH-1 gunship flies low in front of a column of PBRs in the Mekong Delta in April 1968. (Naval History and Heritage Command) was a unique product of the war. Known as the “Seawolves,” HAL-3 provided close fire support to Navy river boats, SEALs, Army troops, and South Vietnamese forces using heavily armed UH-1 “Huey” helicopters.