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

Interim Association News (President’s Message)

by Rick Racich, Association Web Coordinator

Due to the events/illness that unfolded post reunion, we’ve had to fall back and regroup. Gary and Barb Ely have just returned from Oklahoma, retrieving Ship’s Store merchandise that is normally  handled by Mike Dobson, and bringing it back to their California home. While mike is in recovery for his illness, Gary and Barb will be taking the reins until other arrangements can be made, or Mike is well enough to step back into it. Be aware that the Ship’s Store is now back OPEN FOR BUSINESS! I have changed store purchase alerts and information to reflect this temporary change …

News Scramble

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 …

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.