The following photos were taken at the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Change
of Command Ceremony
at Chu Lai, Viet Nam, in June 1971 when LTC James W. Sawey transferred the colors of the unit
to his successor.
If you recognize the NCOIC of the color guard (holding the unit colors), please contact
L to R LTC Rolf G. Arnhm (new CO, 1-6 Inf), LTC James W. Sawey, Chaplain Donald
G. Gover, CPT Don E. Deen (S-3), and CPT Ward K. Odom (CO, A Co.).
|This is the flight helmet LTC Sawey was wearing on 9 June 1971 when
he was shot in the head while landing at A Co., 1st Bn 6th Inf, during
"Operaion Little Big Horn." He survived to hold the helmet for this
photo twenty-nine years later. Note the metal rod sticking through
the entry and exit holes caused by the bullet fired by a Viet Cong sniper.
See the story at
"Air America and the 'Bug' in the VC Typewriter."
Select additional photos from the index at left, or link to the 1st
Bn 6th Inf Home Page