Vietnamese children at a Polecat Huey
A much more interesting scene took place about one minute
after this photo, when I had to convince the boy that the trade of
my helmet for his red hat was only temporary!
Only a few of our aircraft had skunks as nose art. Obviously
not this one. Does anybody remember the tail number or crew chief's name?
While flying missions for MACV ( Military Assistance Command, Vietnam ),
we frequently would shut down near or inside of a village while the
Province Chief or Senior Advisor would confer with their troops.
Children would frequently swarm to the aircraft to sell things, ask
for candy or cigarrettes, or just to visit.
Photo donated by Jim Schueckler.