Everett Runnells' Pictures

From 1965-66

Everett was killed in action on 27 Aug 1966. These images were contributed by his sister, with the help of Paul Bartlett. We extend our thanks to them both. Some of these images are from his training at Ft. Rucker, AL and the rest (most) are from his time with the Rattlers and Firebirds.

Paul also learned, while corresponding with Everett's sister, that Everett's correct middle name is Potter, not Porter as is shown in all of the publicly available records. Hopefully we can clear this up.

145 total images

Tracking Rotor blades Ft. Rucker, AL. Demo ride at Ft Rucker Waiting for first helicopter ride Demo ride at Ft Rucker Loading for Ride UH-1 Taking off Demo ride Loading on Bus Waiting on Bleechers Demo ride at Ft Rucker He took is firet Ride Alabama form the air Alabama form the air Tracking Rotor blades Ft. Rucker, AL. Tracking Rotor blades Ft. Rucker, AL. Alabama form the air Alabama form the air Alabama form the air Just had first ride Friends in School Pvt. Young on steps Pratice Jump tower ,Ft. Rucker,Alabama Everett at OH-13 Bell, Ft Rucker Everett shining boots on steps of barackes U-21 Beachcraft at Ft. Rucker, Al. CH-21 Vertol, Ft. Rucker Everett sitting on steps at Ft Rucker, AL. OH-23 Hiller,Ft. Rucker, AL. OV-1 Mohawk by Grumman, FT Rucker TH-13 Bell Instrument Training helicopter, Ft Rucker UH-1B Gun ship Ft Rucker Uh-1B Gun Continental Engine Test Stand, Ft Rucker Everett by Gun ship, Ft. Rucker Class rooms Ft. Rucker ,AL. CH-34 Sikorsky Ft Rucker, AL CH-37 with Everett at Ft Rucker, AL. Suspect ,Graduation Day Ft. Rucker, AL. Suspect ,Graduation Day Ft. Rucker, AL. Suspect ,Graduation Day Ft. Rucker, AL. Artillary incoming Pilots Carpenter and Drain at, Bam Me Thuot Children at Due My 2 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton truck destroyed View of a River in Nam  CH-37 Sikorsky at Tan Son Nhut AFB. Tan Son Nhut Airport at Saigon Waiting to move troops from Zuan Loc 118th ship throws hand grenade close to ship 118th AHC Ship damaged for granade injured crew 118th AHC Ship damaged for granade injured crew Cessna L-19 observation planes, Alabama Vietnam Town from the air Rattler Frog Gun ship Vietnam Ban Me Thuot From Air Arriving in Vietnam,Tan Son Nahut, Air Force Base, Saigon Arriving in Vietnam,Tan Son Nahut, Air Force Base, Saigon Replacement station Probably Calf. For Vietnam Arriving in Vietnam,Tan Son Nahut, Air Force Base, Saigon Replacement station Probably Calf. For Vietnam Replacement station Probably Calf. For Vietnam Vietnam from the Air Everett in Bien Hoa, Vietnam Company area Bien Hoa, Vietnam Bombs going down the runway Tan Son Nahut Bombs going down the runway Tan Son Nahut Kaman H-43 Rescrue Helicopter Kaman H-43 Rescrue Helicopter and F-100 fighters  AE-1 Sky Raiders  AE-1 Sky Raiders  AE-1 Sky Raiders Tail of 64-13565 Everetts ship Bien Hoa Maint. Hangers in at the Snake Pit Troops on the ground, probably smoke from rocket attacks - ours Combat assault landing zone ,Ban Me Thuot Everett slept in Helicopter at Ban Me Thout, Hammoc in chopper Mountains at Nha Trang Vietnamese kids at Doc My Building at Nha Trang One of the many sidewalk shops in Saigon One of the many sidewalk shops in Saigon crowded sidewalk in Saigon Snake Doctor ship Picking up Austrailians in Ben Cat area Artillary sight Kids at Soue My Thatched houses Guards around helicopter Children at Soue My Children at Soue My Guards around helicopter Old man-Suoi My Waiting for extraction at Quang Ngai Flying over South China Sea Island off of Nha Trang Army barricks, (Maj. Gordon T. Carey) In Photo Landing area for helicopters Vietnamese children Landing strip 118th ship that a crew chief tried to fly during a motar attack Rattler Company Sign Standby helicopter Ships coming into landing zone Helicopter and man Loading Vietnamese troops at Quang Ngai Combat assault landing zone Statue Clouds Army jeep Don Duong compound after VC attack In elephant grass at Suoi My Coming back to Bien Hoa  Sign in Ban Me Thout AE-1's coming in after a flight AE-1 Sky Rader US Airforce rescrue helicopter, Kaman H-43 Airforce control tower-in back F-100 flight line F-100 landing F-100 Fighter jet F-100 Fighter jet AE-1 Sky Rader Taxiing in Cart load of bombs Rescue helicopter H-43 with fire extenguisher Control tower Vung Tau from the air Vung Tau from the air Mountains outside of Vung Tau Flying back to Bien Hoa Clouds Flying formation at Zaun Loc Door gunner Flying formation at Zaun Loc Zaun Loc Zaun Loc Formation flying Army truck Landing area for helicopters Flying formation at Zaun Loc Landing strip Landing area and men waiting Alpha reception center and guard Friend and barricks Waiting beside helicopter Helicopters departing the pad OH-13's and CH-34 at Ft Rucker ,AL. Helicopter port and buildings