Author Query: Survivors of July 10, 1970, Helicopter Shoot Down

On July 10, 1970, a 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company CH-47 was shot down in Vietnam by three RPG rounds. Crew members Spec 4 Ross Bedient and Spec 4 David Schultz were killed. Seven passengers also lost their lives: SFC Thomas Campbell, Spec 4 Roy Harris, Spec 4 Dennis Martin, Sgt. Robert Oldham, Staff Sgt. Carey Pratt, SFC Elroy Simmons, and Spec 4 Michael Vullo. Ten other passengers were wounded.

Did you survive or witness this incident? Did you know any of those who died or survived?

If so, Vietnam War veteran and author Jack McCabe, a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, would like to speak to you for a book he is writing on the crash and its aftermath.

His email address is

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