"THE PURPLE FOXES"
(HMM-364)

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

Last Revised: 23 November 2014

If you served with HMM-364 anytime between 1 September 1961 and
today and your name does not appear in the squadron roster pages,
just fill out THIS FORM.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are going to try something new: our own forum site. I called the forum The Vill after every place just outside the main gate were we all went to relax after a day of work.

This is just like doing email, but everyone that visits our site, and goes to the forum will be able to see it.

It may not seem like it, but behind Swifty's logo, there are a lot of things going on all the time. But, much of that activity probably does not belong on the website proper, but you, as an individual, may be interested in it, or may be able to answer a question someone else has, or you may have something you want to share with the other "members" and visitors of our website. There are a lot of people that are regulars on our site that have things to say and to share, and this will give you a specific place to do that right on our own site.

We are also getting several current, active duty Purple Foxes joining our roster, and I would love to hear from them on the forum too! Especially now that they have new birds to fly.

There are literally hundreds of places on the Internet to interact with each other, so why make up one more. This forum is for the HMM-364 community, AND it is attached to OUR website, not a link to Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc. However, you can link what you write on the forum to those services if you have an account there.

Do me a favor and take a look at the forum and the first post I have put on there. There is a feed all the way at the bottom of the page that shows the latest posts. I put it down there to keep it out of the way of the Table of Contents. I really do not like to post too much stuff between Swifty, and the TOC (including this). Eventually I will remove the feed from the main page.

Table of Contents

Scuttlebutt: News, Updates, & Special Annoucements.
(Revised 27 October 2014)

The Next Reunion: Aug 6-9, 2015!
Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Registration forms coming soon.
(Revised 22 November 2014)

The Month of November in Your Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As 

Published by HQMC

Squadron  History (2)
As
Told by the Purple Foxes

(Revised 2 September, 2012)

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

Purple Fox Section

Taps, Deceased Since 
Returning From Vietnam

(Revised 6 May, 2014)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 27 October, 2014)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 27 October, 2014)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 6 June, 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  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: 10 November, 2014
Dedication

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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