The Home page of the

178th Assault Support Helicopter Company


400th Transportation Corps Detachment

Vietnam Veterans Association

The members of the 178th ASHC operated and maintained the Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook medium lift
helicopter in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966 until 1972. This site is dedicated to the men who served
in the Boxcars and especially those who lost their lives in service their country.


Winter 2012 Newsletter

Boxcar News Page

Members Database

Photo Section

Unit History

Aircraft Loss Report

Kham Duc

Role of the Flight Engineer

Crewmembers Stories by A/C Tail Number

The Move to Chu Lai

Miscellaneous Articles

Featured Link

Links Page

Archived Guest Book

Members Roster




This site is established in order to disseminate information about the Boxcar Veterans Association, its activities and unit history. We will be adding new information from time to time, so be sure to come back and check the site periodically. The members roster contains mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. If you would like to have your name added contact Buddy Brooks; if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the newsletter contact Dean Nelson
Boxcar member (1968-1969) passes away.
Walter A. McDonald died Feb 7, 2010
Click here to read obituary
Contributed by his son Amt3 Matthew McDonald
USCG Air Station Clearwater

Current Boxcar Newsletter (Winter 2012)
Contains planning information for Reunion 2012

Reunion 2010 Pics (Thanks, Bill Jeczalik!)

Great new pics from Marty Eckelson Read More ...

Roger Spencer's Scanned Pics 67-68 (Thanks, Roger!)

Reunion 2009 Pics (Thanks, Steve Niedbala!)

Reunion 2008 Pics (Thanks, Bill Jeczalik!)

New Pics from 1969 (Thanks, Don Nix!)

Reunion 2007 Pics (Thanks, Bill Jeczalik!)

Attention 132nd ASHC Hercules Veterans

New 132nd ASHC Website

Boxcar Members Database

Pictures from 70-71 from Roger Rozinski

Pictures from 2005 Reunion - from Barry Beldin

Pictures from 2005 Reunion - from Barry Beldin

Pictures from 2005 Reunion - from Bill Jeczalik

Pictures from Larry Cribbs

Pictures from 2004 Reunion

Picture of Flightline - 1969

Article from Palm Beach Post by Boxcar Pilot

Story of Kham Duc from Air Force View

Boxcar Members News

Aerodrome Directory (Chu Lai & Kham Duc) - From Bill Jeczalik

Change of Command Pics (1970) - From Maj. Brian G. Foote

Great New Pictures from Temple Ancarrow!!

If you knew Arthur Ulm in 178th, please click here!

Email and pics from Afghanistan
From the first Boxcar 6 - Why the 178th was the best unit -
Word from former Chinook pilot at White House - Thanks to Don Reck
New Pics - Thanks to Barry Beldin - Lt Eoff's Pictures
New Pics - Thanks to Barry Echols - CS Tear Gas Drop
New Pics - More new pics from Barry Echols - Click here for pics

The 14th Boxcar reunion was held in Ocean City, MD. See Newsletter for Details

New Boxcar Annual - Pictures taken from a 14th Avn Bn Annual (1967) and a 123d Avn Bn Annual (1968). These pictures were contributed by John I. Clark. Some of the pictures are captioned and some aren't, so if you see yourself or someone you recognize someone, let us know and we will add the caption.

If you have trouble with the above links use these - 14th CAB Annual - 123d CAB Annual


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