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

President’s Message

Per the April 2022 Wolfgram, Pat Samel has taken the reins as he continues to recover post COVID. In his message, he announced that the association is calling for volunteers for the following issues: 

Membership Coordinator - Duties include ensuring the qualifications of all applicants and sending recommendations to the Executive committee.

Education Fund Manager - Tom is wanting to retire... duties include providing the details for the scholarship applicants and with additional assistance, providing the decision for award of the scholarships.

If you think you can assist, contact Pat Samel at the cell number listed in the current Wolfgram.

Mike Dobson is back in the Ship's Store "saddle"

Many thanks to Barb and Gary Ely for taking the bull by the horns, and keeping the store running while Mike recuperated from a nasty case of COVID. That being said, Mike is back in control and all orders will be processed through him once again. Upon viewing your cart, and at checkout, you'll continue to need to print out your order and send that printout, with your check for the full purchase amount to:

Seawolf Association
c/o: Mike Dobson 
14272 HWY 99
Konawa, OK 74849

*If you have any questions regarding your order, email Mike directly at : ninelives@gci.net

Looking for Assistance

This information recently shared on our facebook page by Sean Butcher per the firewolf-association .org

Lend a hand where you can...

Warriors and friends,

We have begun in earnest the 2022 campaign season on Capitol Hill regarding saving Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-85); formerly HCS-5 and HAL-5. It is time to put an end to these painful cuts to Navy reserve aviation. This is the third time in 7 years that the Navy has tried to disestablish the only remaining SOF support squadron. It’s time to ask for your help again.

Planned trip to Washington DC will be in early May; we are putting the finishing touches on several products that we will use to engage staff and members of congress. Our position going in has been that the US Navy is not in compliance with agreement made with House Armed Services Committee in 2015/2016 and endorsed by SECNAV and USSOCOM.

To read more, please go to our website at http://firewolf-association.org/ and read the main page. There you will find more detailed information about the issue and embedded links that will bring you documents such as: template of congressional letter, list of all the congressman/ congresswoman we are trying to reach, and a helpful planning sheet.
Any question reach out to me on facebook or email at: sbutchman@msn.com

Sean Butcher
Redwolf member
HCS-4, HSC-84 1999-2010


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.