UH-34 Dog; by Mike Leahy
1961 - 1966
Squadron Patch
CH-46 Phrog, by Mike Leahy
1967 - 2014

Last Revised: 22 April 2014

A special link to the Marine Corps Hymn from the clock in Roodhouse, IL


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
LtCol John "Big John" LaVoy.

on Sunday, 20 April 2014. The funeral Mass will be at 10AM on Friday April 25th at St Albert the Great Catholic Church.
1250 Wyoming Ave, Reno NV, 89503. There will be a rosary at Waltons Funeral Home on Thursday at 7PM at 875 West 2nd St, Reno NV.
Col Lavoy will be interred at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery 2700 N. Virginia St, Reno NV. A reception will be held after
interment at a place to be announced.

The last of the Phrogs: HMM-364 makes commemorative flight | Vertical Magazine

The Pop-A-Smoke
will get here quicker
than you think!
The Pop-A-Smoke
will get here quicker
than you think!
The Pop-A-Smoke
will get here quicker
than you think!

Updates, Headlines, New Narratives, and now LINKS
have been moved to the bottom of the page.

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If you served with HMM-364 anytime between 1 September 1961 and
today and your name does not appear in the squadron roster pages,
your SLJNCO wants to hear from you!

Table of Contents

The Month of April in Your Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),

Published by HQMC

Squadron  History (2)
Told by the Purple Foxes

(Revised 2 September, 2012)

All Gave Some  . . 
. . . . . . . . .Some Gave All
Memorial Monument and

Purple Fox Section

Taps, Deceased Since 
Returning From Vietnam

(Revised 22 April, 2014)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 25 March, 2014)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 9 February, 2014)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 25 March, 2014
Awards For Valor
(Revised 7 August, 2013

I Remember, Short Vivid 
Memories of Vietnam
Cruise Books, Extracts
Photo Album
(Revised 24 December, 2013)

Squadron Lineage
Squadron Honors
Comments, From 
Those We Supported
(Revised 1 July, 2012)
"Foxes" Today,
Items of Interest.

(Revised  1 April, 2013)

Recorded  Ditties
and other good stuff

(Revised 22 February, 2013)

Oral Histories
(Revised  15 April, 2014

Our Magnificent Crew Chiefs
(Revised  20 August, 2012)
Request Copies of
Your Military Records
From the 3rd Stool on the Left
            Last Updated: 14 November, 2013

Reunion Updates
         Last Updated: 22 April, 2014

Dedicated to those Marines, and others, who served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 during their time in the Corps.   This site represents the collective efforts of all former members of HMM-364 who believe their history, and the part they played in conducting aerial support missions should be preserved.   In some cases the "PURPLE FOXES" relate, with appropriate reverence and respect, incidents relative to their counterparts who did not "come home alive".  All who view this historical account of HMM-364 should appreciate that a complete history of our squadron must contain information relative to all of our former Marines and Navy Corpsman.

Further, it should be noted that HMM-364's illustrious legacy should not appear to diminish the contributions of our other 'Marine Brothers,' be they aviation, ground or support units.  There existed at these times in our Marine Corps a great deal of mutual respect among all Marines who endured the experience of war.  Therefore, where possible, credit will be given to individuals and units which were associated with developing this  historical account of the "Purple Foxes" to cultivate and promote the same Esprit De Corps which existed then and today.

Contributions to this site are respectfully requested which might cover, but not limited to, subjects such as those listed in the 'Table of Contents' above and, we encourage submissions from those Marines we supported.

Updates, Headlines, and New Historical Narratives
(Click title for complete story)

UPDATED 2 April 2014. Address typo corrected. Below is the sign-up
sheet in three formats for the HMM-364.org activities at the 2014 Pop-a-smoke reunion.
Microsoft Word, Text, and RTF (Generic word processor format. No formatting guarantees with this one.).

New additions to oral history page 8: Warren Smith & Dennis McKee.

A new oral history page 8 starts with Mark Jeske and Ed Jolly.

COL John LaVoy on Oral History PAGE 7 The FIRST CO to take the Squadron into Combat!!!

Added to Oral History PAGE 7: George Ward, Terri Dunkle, & Ed Wilke

NEW Oral History PAGE 7 starts with Duane Jensen

A new oral history from Doug Orahood

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