"The Purple Foxes"

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HMM Swifty
UH-34 Dog; by Mike Leahy
1961 - 1966
CH-46 Phrog, by Mike Leahy
1967 - 2014
2014 - Present
VMM-364 Swifty
VMM Swifty

Last Revised: 15 MAY 2016

If you served with HMM-364 and/or VMM-364 anytime between 1 September 1961 and
today and your name does not appear in the squadron roster pages,
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Table of Contents

Scuttlebutt: News, Updates, Special Annoucements, & Contact Info sought:
Updated: 15 MAY 2016

DD-214s are NOW Online.

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided a website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online. See the rest of the info on Scuttlebutt.

REUNION: Pop-a-Smoke 2016 - Jacksonville, FL

24 - 28 AUGUST 2016

Sign ups are a bit low this year...

On the EAST Coast this year!
Check the Reunion Info page for details. Sign up HERE.
Sign up forms also went out by Snail-mail in early February.
A List of those planning to attend.
updated 2 MAY 2016

After the update in March, I went to the couple of Facebook group pages dedicated to the Purple Foxes, and posted a note and link about the coming reunion. I also expressed that we want to see the guys that came after Vietnam at the reuion and on the roster. Whether you can make it to the reunion or not, it would be very good if you could encourage more guys to go and/or get on the roster. We DID get several new Marines added to the roster, AND some sign-ups for the Reunion. REMEMBER this site is for ALL Purple Foxes from any era.

CH-46 Last Official USMC Flight: Tribute Page
The Phabulous Life of the Phrog!
from AviationWeek
All Eyes on Khe Sanh by John T. Correll, Air Force Magazine.

Some time ago, Mike Tsukamoto, the Photo Editor at Air Force Magazine, asked to use one of Jim Reed's arial photos of Khe Sanh base. Jim graciously agreed. The photo used was Photo 331 from that album.
Thanks to Mike for sending use the link!
The Month of MAY in Your
Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As Published by HQMC

(Revised 2 January 2016)

Squadron History(2)
As 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 2 MAY 2016)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 26 APRIL 2016)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 26 APRIL 2016)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 21 March 2016)
Awards For Valor
(Revised 2 January 2016)

I Remember, Short Vivid 
Memories of Vietnam
Cruise Books, Extracts
Photo Album
(Revised 2 MAY 2016)

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

(Revised  30 January 2016)

Recorded  Ditties
and other good stuff

(Revised 22 February, 2013)

Oral Histories
(Revised  6 May, 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: 2 MAY 2016

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.

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