HML-167 ~ HMLA-167 Memorial

Once A Warrior, Always A Warrior!

Artist rendering of the proposed HML-167 ~ HMLA-167 Memorial

2015 HML/HMLA-167 Reunion

LtCol “Rider” Finneran (Current CO) and the Warriors of HMLA-167 are sponsoring a reunion at the New River Air Station at Jacksonville, NC this April. All present and past Warriors (who served with HML-167 or HMLA-167) and their families are encouraged to attend. Families of all Fallen Warriors are also invited to attend.

Date: March 30 – April 2, 2015
Location: New River Air Station, Jacksonville, NC

Hotel:Hampton Inn & Suites
1032 Hampton Inn Way
Jacksonville, NC

Hotel Reservations can be made by going to this url: or calling 910-347-3400. Our Group Code is HML. The discount for the rooms is valid until February 28th.


Monday, March 30th:1500: Arrive at hotel, Hootch at hotel open
Tuesday, March 31st:1000: Highland Games at Camp Lejeune (squadron will be competing)
Wednesday, April 1st: 0900: Squadron tour, aircraft static displays

1300: Huey/Cobra Flight Demonstration at G-10 Range on Camp Lejeune

1800: Dinner at Marston Pavilion on Camp Lejeune ($50/person)
Thursday, April 2nd:0900: Golf tournament at Camp Lejeune Scarlet Course ($50/person)

1800: Departure from hotel            

Base busses will be available for transportation to and from the base.


Please respond by registering as soon as possible.

Take Your Place in Aviation History - Buy a Brick!

Now you can order an engraved brick to be added onto the site of the HML/HMLA-167 Memorial at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, Triangle, Virginia. Honor a Fellow Marine or Loved One!

The HML/HMLA-167 Memorial has been built and installed at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park located on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle Virginia. There are brick spaces located inside the Memorial’s foundation and on the sides of surrounding pathways. For a donation of $210, your name or someone you wish to honor or remember can have their information engraved on a brick located in and around the Memorial. Learn more...

The Memorial Was Dedicated on 29 March 2014

The Memorial Dedication event was held on 29 March 2014 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia. Images are available on our photo gallery.

We would like to thank Embassy Suites Springfield of Springfield, VA who provided outstanding accommodations as well as all of the food for the Meet & Greet Friday night, and an exceptional dinner for our guests on Saturday night. The dinner far exceeded our expectations, and we can highly recommend Embassy Suites Springfield for any event you might be planning.

In addition, we would like to thank Kline Memorials of Manassas, VA, who created and installed the memorial. They have been excellent partners, working with us from initial concepts, through fabrication and installation. As a result, we now have a fitting memorial that honors those who have fallen as well as all past and future squadron members.

Videos of the dedication are available for viewing or download on our videos page.

Squadron History Video

After its formation in a combat zone, HML-167 soon became the premier utility squadron in Vietnam, recording over 60,000 flight hours and dropping the first helicopter bomb. This video contains stories from squadron members who now seek to honor their fallen. As one former squadron member puts it, "The guys that did not come home need to be remembered... If we don't remember their deaths, they died in vain."

Please share this video with current and former squadron members and their families. The HML-167~HMLA-167 Memorial project does not maintain a complete list, and would like everyone to have the opportunity to support the memorial.

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