Dear ASA Vets, need your help!

Dear ASA Vets, need your help!

A presentation will be given to honor one of our own who died in the line of duty. SP5 Richard Jay Hentz’s plane (or Hertz) went down 4 March 1971 … and he will be inducted into the Defense Language Institute (DLI) Hall of Fame on Memorial Day 2017.

SP5 Hentz was with the 138th ASA CO, 224th ASA BN (Aviation), Vietnam. Would like to acquire a period unit coin, unique patch or unique memento associated with the 138th for presentation at the DLI Hall of Fame on Memorial Day 2017.

Below is a unit coin that was created to honor this flight and loss.

138th Aviation Company

If you have a unit coin or patch or know of an appropriate momento for this unit, please contact Bill Golden at

This is a home film by Tom Baca taken in 1970 in Da Nang and Phu Bai, South Viet Nam. There are clips of Khe Sanh, Hue and the DMZ. Have fun watching. If you were a pilot you may find a clip of you near the end of the video. Video published on Jun 15, 2009.

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