A word about the state of the 134th Assault Helicopter Company Website

Website by: Underwood Consulting

Webmaster: Hans-Jürgen Underwood
Copyright: © 1997- Underwood Consulting.
Last modified: Wednesday May 24th, 2023
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It was the 16th of September 1997 when the first lines of our website code were written with Adobe Flash, a simple to use coding language. Adobe Flash had a good 23 year run and suited my need to code, however, I never imagined nor planned for it to become obsolete. At the time, I had a need to learn to use Flash in order to get some coding and web design experience. It was fast and easy to use, allowing me to just display some of my in-country photos. As 134th AHC brothers began finding the site, photos and stories began arriving and were added. Approximately years ago it was determined Flash code had security issues and was banned and would no longer be allowed to run on any browser. During the LZ Clemmons 2021 reunion annual meeting, I reported on the state of our website stating that it may be time to take the 134th AHC Website down since it was no longer running as designed. The overwhelming response from you was to keep the site up and running, that said, I made a promise to look into a rewrite using languages that can best display our story. I added, the rewrite would require I learn and become proficient with three progrmming languages that were new to me. BTW, I not only learned how to use them, our new site is a product of what I've learned. During the last months our site has undergone a complete rewrite and as promised, here it is. I present to you the new and improved 134th Assault Helicopter Company Website. I now see many new possibilities. Did I mention I love to code. This is our ongoing story and I don't believe it will ever be complete as more photos and stories become available. Don't get too used to menu items or placement because they will ultimately change as our story continues to evolve. Please continue to bear with me as our site goes through daily updates/improvements.

Since the beginning it has been my great privilege to have served in the 134th Assault Helicopter Company and for the past years as your webmaster. My personal goal for our site has never wavered; create an everlasting site to honor those who have gone before us, all while creating a site we all can be proud of. It is my hope, when referring to our site, you are proud to say, this is the unit I served and the men I served with during the war and "This is my website". "He who did well in war just earns the right to begin doing well in peace." Additionally it is my hope you have found peace in your life. Let me take this opportunity to thank you all for allowing me manage how our story is told and displayed. My sincere thanks to all that have submitted stories as well as photos. Without your submissions there would be no website. Remember, I am always on the look out for new content for our site. I would be remise if I did not thank all who are actively involved in our units continuing activies. Ya know; unit brothers and family members continue to display those attributes of motivation, dedication, unit morale, camaraderie, and esprit de corps that Stan Gause (RIP) mentioned in our unit history. It's your calls and messages of encouragement that keep me moving forward. Clearly we are in each other's life for a reason. Thanks for showing up. Please do continue to contact me anytime.

Just wanted to take this opportunaty to add a few website statistics. Today there are over 7,000 files located in 110 folders which make our site appear as it does on the web. Of those mentioned files, approximately 1,200 are reunion photos, over 2,000 are in-country photos and just under 200 Then N Now photos. No doubt there will be many more files and photos in the future. As webmaster, it's my job to manipulate those files, photos and text to display our story. And what a story it is!