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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: 22 March 2015

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,
just fill out THIS FORM.

Once you are finished work, go hang out in The Vill (aka Mudville).
You can even sign up and visit there on your phone - it formats perfect for phones.

Table of Contents

Sadly we announce the passing of another Purple Fox,

Larry B "COIL" JIVIDEN, 1944 - 2015
passed on 15 MARCH 2015.
Please go to THIS page for more information.

Scuttlebutt: News, Updates, & Special Annoucements.
Updated: 22 March 2015

If you own the originals of any of our pictures of Col Donovan, please contact the SLJNCO.

The Next Reunion: Aug 6-9, 2015! Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA.
The online Registration form is HERE. And, the Attendance List is HERE.
(There is a HARD cut-off date of July 7th for rooms at the QM. Don't wait.)
(The Queen Mary phone number has been updated to a direct number: 877-342-0742
They have also added 10 Deluxe King Harbor Rooms for the rate of $159 plus tax.)

Check your mail boxes if you have attended a reunion in the last two years for a hard copy registration form.
(Revised 22 March 2015)

While you are at the reunion, maybe you have time to check out a Recruit Graduation at San Diego MCRD. You can check their schedule at this link: San Diego MCRD Graduation Schedule.

(In the interest of fairness: Parris Island MCRD Graduation Schedule.)

Last Flight Commemoration of the CH-46E
Saturday, 1 Aug 2015.
Aircraft 153369 will fly-in to the National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles airport. 153369 has a storied history with HMM-364, having been with the squadron in Vietnam and Iraq. There will also be an evening social event the night prior, Friday 31 July at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.
This is a HQMC even, so feel free to spread the work to others who have flown the "Phrog."
Special details to follow when received. The OFFICIAL INFORMATION page with
contact and hotel information should you wish to attend.

The Month of March in Your
Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As Published by HQMC

(Revised 6 February, 2015)

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 22 MARCH 2015)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 22 MARCH, 2015)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 22 MARCH, 2015)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 15 December, 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: 22 March, 2015

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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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.

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