HELATKLTRON-3 Seawolves

US Navy Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three Seawolves, Vietnam 1966-1972

Hello Seawolves

by Joe Crutcher, Organization President

As our new and updated Seawolf Website nears completion let me send a “GREAT BIG THANK YOU” to Ed Pietzuch and Rick Racich for the tremendous work they have done to accomplish this. After dedicating approximately 21 years of his life maintaining our Seawolf Association Website. Ed is desiring  to pass these responsibilities on and that is when Rick  volunteered to bring forth his Webworking knowledge and expertise to our Association, work with Ed to update our Seawolf site and  give Ed his much deserved break  by volunteering to assume the responsibilities and duties associated with  becoming Eds replacement. When …

News “SCRAMBLE”

Hello Seawolves! Welcome to our newly updated website.There are some obvious changes along with some that are less than obvious that you’ll encounter as you browse. For starters, there’s a completely new layout that’s optimized for mobile (phones, tablets, etc.). The Ship’s Store has been reworked to provide a quicker, …


The Seawolf Association is looking for any personnel who were attached to HA(L)-3, HC-1, or FASU Binh Thuy. If you were, or know anyone who was, please contact us at (858) 524-9917. We do not have access to the official Navy records as they remain classified in the National Archives due to the covert nature of many of the operations, therefore, the only way we can locate fellow Seawolves is with your help.

On 3 January 1997, the Bureau of Naval Personnel authorized, retroactively, the awarding of the Combat Aircrew Insignia to Combat Aircrewmen who served in HA(L)-3. With this approval, we need to locate our doorgunners so they can be awarded these devices and accompanying certificate. To request the insignia, fill out and send in the attached affidavit.