Fred Alvis

Fred Alvis

Fred lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, near to the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, and the U.S. Nationals. After spending most of his life in construction, he now works as a long-haul semi-truck driver, travelling all over the USA.

129th AHC, BulldogsDrafted out of Columbus Georgia in January of ‘71, Fred served for 3 years in the US Army. He was sent to Nam in July of ‘71 as a 67N20 (Helicopter Repairman) and was assigned to the 129th AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). Being on flight status already, he was made a door gunner on a slick. His unit mostly supported ROK troops, the Tiger Division in II Corp AO, mostly being between Qui Nhon to Pleiku, Bong Son and LZ English down to Tuy Hoa.

60th AHC, GhostridersAfter 5 months Fred was transferred to a newly formed unit, the 60th AHC, near Nha Trang, supporting the ROK White Horse Div (mostly). There he was given his own ship as a crew chief. He returned “to the world” in July of ‘72 where he was assigned to Ft. Carson until ETS in ‘74. He is service connected at 0% but still fighting for PTSD rating. The financial aspects of the disability pension are not his concern; it is the recognition of the PTSD and besides [he quips], “Here in Indiana we get a break on land taxes for that.”


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