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<p>Page 56 helmet artifact</p>
Caption: Seawolf crews, on near constant standby, would respond to any requests within fifty miles of their base. The Huey helicopters, along with the Navy’s OV-10 Bronco aircraft, provided life-saving close-air support to the riverine Sailors who often battled with larger enemy forces. HAL-3 door gunner Gregory Chiappone wore this helmet  during some of his 450 combat missions. (On loan from Gregory Chiappone)

<p>Page 56 shirt artifact</p>
Caption: Seawolf crews, on near constant standby, would respond to any requests within fifty miles of their base. The Huey helicopters, along with the Navy’s OV-10 Bronco aircraft, provided life-saving close-air support to the riverine Sailors who often battled with larger enemy forces. HAL-3 door gunner Gregory Chiappone  wore this Army flight suit top during some of his 450 combat missions. (On loan from Gregory Chiappone)
Published: Wed Jun 09 15:33:16 EDT 2021