A Word

About The State Of The 134th Assault Helicopter Company Website

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Webmaster: Hans-Jürgen Underwood
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Last Modified: Wednesday September 27th, 2023


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On the 29th of December 1971 the 134th Assault Helicopter Company passed into history, but that was not the end of this story. 25.7 years later, on the 16th of September 1997, we began publishing our story on the World Wide Web. On that day the first lines of our websites code were written using Adobe Flash, a simple to use coding language. Adobe Flash had a good 23 year run and was well suited to tell our story. Unfortunately I never imagined nor planned for the software to become obsolete. Approximately years ago it was determined Flash code had security problems and was banned and subsequently would no longer be allowed to run on any web browser.

In the beginning, I had a need to learn to use Flash in order to get some coding and web design experience. Flash allowed me to quickly display some in-country photos with captions. Once posted, it didn't take long for 134th AHC brothers to find the site and subsequently photos and stories quickly began arriving for posting. First brothers to contact me were Donnie Forsee and Stan Gause. Stan was already in the process of writing the history of the 134th Assault Helicopter Company and asked if the history he had compiled so far could be posted on the new site. And so began our consecutive year run. Many thanks to all you contributors for your photos and stories. Keep'em coming.

During the LZ Clemmons 2021 reunion annual meeting, I reported on the state of our website suggesting since the site was no longer running as designed, it may be time to take the 134th AHC Website down. Your overwhelming response took me by surprise stating your wishes were 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 some time and that I learn and become proficient with three new to me programming languages. BTW, I not only learned how to code with 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 offical 134th Assault Helicopter Company Website. I now can visualize many new possibilities. Hardly a day passes without a new idea popping into my head. Did I mention I love to write code. This is our ongoing story and I believe the site will always be in a state of upgrade, 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 not only to honor those who have gone before us, but also preserve the history of the 134th Assault Helicopter Company. Additionally to serve as a beacon to reunite and reestablish old friendships 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.

In summary, I just wanted to take this opportunaty to add a few website statistics...

  • On the 29th of December 1971, years ago today, the 134th Assault Helicopter Company passed into history, but
    our story did not.

  • Today we post and display the story of our illustrious unit with over 7,000 files located in 120 directories here on the
    World Wide 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 files to display our story. And what a story it is!

    Important to note;

    though our site can be viewed on a cell phone, for the best viewing experience a 16 inch or greater display is recommended.