Rattler/Firebird Association

Video Tribute to Joe Mendoza

Joe Mendoza served with Charlie Company, 3rd of the 21st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade in 1968-69. Recently he came across our old aircraft #560, currently being operated by Blackhawk Helicopters, Inc. Ken Krauss, vice president of Blackhawk Helicopters, who was kind enough to share pictures of 560, made this video as a tribute to Joe. Joe narrated the video and makes much of it a tribute to the Rattlers & Firebirds.