Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Tony Coalson | 201st Aviation Company, 1st Field Force - Army

5:35   |   The 201st Aviation Company had a wide variety of missions in Vietnam. Pilot Tony Coalson describes a particularly stressful flight to pick up a special forces team which had been overrun. He knew it was going to be dangerous when he saw the number of gunships that had been assembled. Part 1 of 2.

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