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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six

Established 1 June 1956 Redesignated HSC-6 on 8 July 2011

All individuals who served honorable in HS-6 from the day it was established until the day it was redesignated HSC-6, and all who subsequently served in HSC-6, are cordially invited to join our reunion group. Contact us for more information.

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Original Raunchy Redskins By-Laws

 

This is NOT an official US Navy site. We're just a bunch of un-reconstructed Rotorheads having a little fun!

bullet Seventh HS-6 Gathering of the Tribe (aka our 7th Reunion) will be held 15-18 May 2019 in conjunction with the NHA Symposium.

POC: Capt David Bean USN/Ret., Indian1 2002-3

dfbean@san.rr.com

 THE "GOUGE"

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 The NHA Symposium web site provides a pull-down link which allows you to signify that you are a proud attendee at the HS/HSC-6 Reunion!

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 NHA membership is a not a prerequisite for participation in events the web site spells it out.  You can pay a non-member admission fee for any single event (e.g., Hawaiian-Themed Members Reunion /Welcome Reception on 15MAY). The HH-60H Sundown Ceremony, MIDWAY Tour, and 16MAY Reunion Reception do not require NHA membership.

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Your registration through the NHA web site brings us one step closer to winning the "Suite Deal" extended by the hotel and NHA! 

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Please be certain to register for the 16MAY HS/HSC-6 Reception - we need to ensure enough personnel will be in attendance.

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Registration for the 16MAY tour of USS MIDWAY, and for the 17MAY Squadron Visit should be accomplished via email at:  dfbean@san.rr.com.  Registration for all other events (esp. the 16MAY Reunion Reception) should be accomplished via the NHA web site, at:  www.navalhelicopterassn.org.

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The Symposium web site contains a link that describes a wide variety of bus routes that serve the Viejas Casino & Resort.  Plan Ahead; don't drink & drive!

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The Symposium is a terrific opportunity to start, or renew, your NHA membership.  Note that membership fees for former enlisted members are only $15.00.

bullet HS-6 Viet Nam Era Aircrewmen Eligible for Combat Air Crew Wings
bullet Remembering the fallen warriors of Indian 617 - lost 19 May 2009
 

HS-6's heroic efforts during the 1966 deployment are captured in gripping detail by the authors in Chapter 37 - Indian Summer.
From the dust cover:
Ron Clarke saw a shadowy figure running towards the helicopter from the right. He wasn't certain if it was the downed air force pilot or a Vietcong. At the same time, George Armstrong, manning the machine gun in the forward left personnel door, shouted, "Here they come - let's get out of here." He open fire with his M60 (on enemy soldiers running) toward the helicopter...
"Full power," Clarke shouted to (copilot Jerry) Smith, who shoved the two engine throttles to the stops. Clarke eased up on the collective pitch lever, and the helicopter began to get light on the wheels.
Back aft, (Jimmy) Conrad identified the running man as friendly and watched him dive head first, sliding across the cabin deck on thousands of empty 7.62mm shell casings like the floor was covered with ball bearings. He fetched up under the troop seat ... grabbing the bench leg to stop from slipping down the tilted deck.
As the helicopter accelerated and then climbed ... the adrenaline-charged helicopter crew began to realize that they were safe and had somehow escaped death or worse.
   

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Updated: 04/12/2019