|Charles E. Dexter, Colonel, Infantry, US Army (ret) was a member of the 1st Avn Co (FWLT) from March 1962 to June 1963; and an early Caribou Association member for several later years [probably Army Caribou-Otter Association]. This is a picture of all the pilots just after our last flight closed in at Nakon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand in June 1962. We initially supported MACV from there keeping 10 or 12 AC-1 Caribou in several places throughout Vietnam (Saigon, DaNang, Plieku, Nha Trang, etc.) swapping and rotating planes and crews as maintenance needs required return trips to Korat. While in Thailand we supported the US Embassy in Bangkok as well as the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force up at Ubon Thani. On Christmas Eve 1962 we moved the entire company to Vung Tau, Vietnam.|
|1st Aviation Company, June 1962|
|Third Row: 2/Lt. Sam Simerly, CWO. Don Joyce,
1/Lt. Chet Wilson, 1/Lt. Bill Sorenson, CWO. Warren Carsten, 1/Lt. Jim
Brown, CWO. John Lawler, 1/Lt. Mac Pate, Cpt. Eff Gross, CWO. Marty Merz,
CWO. Phil Crossan, CWO. Jody Moeller, Cpt. Ted Dayharsh, Cpt. Ted
Phillips, CWO. Bill Stejback, CWO. Harry Fletcher, CWO. Chuck Steffani,
CWO. Dave Doble, CWO. Quincy Bearden (Asst Maintenance Officer), CWO.
Second Row: Cpt. Jim Frownfelter, 1/Lt. Charlie Dexter, 1/Lt. Phil Caldwell, Cpt. Arthur Dewey, Cpt. Bob Blackburn, Cpt. Wayne Coulter, CWO. Bob Johnson, CWO. Gordon Everhart, 1/Lt. Andy Bergeron, CWO. Bill Bailey.
First Row: Crawford Byers (DeHaviland Tech Rep), Cpt. Paul McHenry, Cpt. Bob Wall, Cpt. Don Masters, Maj. William Hooks (CO), Cpt. Harry Davis (XO), Cpt. John Grace (Maintenance Officer), Cpt. Dick McNutt, Cpt. Bill Jenkins, Cpt. Tom Ziek