The Memorial Dedication event was held on 29 March 2014 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia. We will be making images available. You can see an initial set on the Progress/Updates page.
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.
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.