"The Purple Foxes"

Squadron Patch
HMM Swifty
UH-34 Dog; by Mike Leahy
1961 - 1966
CH-46 Phrog, by Mike Leahy
1967 - 2014
2014 - Present
VMM-364 Swifty
VMM Swifty

Last Revised: 12 September 2015

If you served with HMM-364 and/or VMM-364 anytime between 1 September 1961 and
today and your name does not appear in the squadron roster pages,
just fill out THIS FORM.

Table of Contents

CH-46 Last Official USMC Flight: Tribute Page
The Phabulous Life of the Phrog!
from AviationWeek

Scuttlebutt: News, Updates, Special Annoucements, & Contact Info sought:
Updated: 12 Sep 2015

took place on Aug 6-9, 2015! At the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA.
After Action Report. Warren Smith's side trip to MCRD San Diego.

CH-46 Last Official USMC Flight: Tribute Page
Galleries updated 12 September 2015
The final flight ceremony took place on Saturday, 1 Aug 2015.

If you have material for Final Flight photos, stories, etc., please send them to George Gitcho who is helping
to sort and organize items before passing them on to the website.

For the Reunion, please send photos and stories to the SLJNCO.

The Month of October in Your
Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As Published by HQMC

(Revised 6 February, 2015)

Squadron History(2)
As told by the Purple Foxes

(Revised 2 September, 2012)

All Gave Some  . . 
. . . . . . . . .Some Gave All
Memorial Monument and

Purple Fox Section

Taps, Deceased Since 
Returning From Vietnam

(Revised 27 JUNE 2015)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 12 September 2015)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 12 September 2015)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 15 December, 2014
Awards For Valor
(Revised 7 August, 2013

I Remember, Short Vivid 
Memories of Vietnam
Cruise Books, Extracts
Photo Album
(Revised 20 August 2015)

Squadron Lineage
Squadron Honors
Comments, From 
Those We Supported
(Revised 1 July, 2012)
"Foxes" Today,
Items of Interest.

(Revised  1 April, 2013)

Recorded  Ditties
and other good stuff

(Revised 22 February, 2013)

Oral Histories
(Revised  6 May, 2014

Our Magnificent Crew Chiefs
(Revised  20 August, 2012)
Request Copies of
Your Military Records
From the 3rd Stool on the Left
            Last Updated: 14 November, 2013

Reunion Updates
Last Updated: 20 August 2015

Dedicated to those Marines, and others, who served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 during their time in the Corps.   This site represents the collective efforts of all former members of HMM-364 who believe their history, and the part they played in conducting aerial support missions should be preserved.   In some cases the "PURPLE FOXES" relate, with appropriate reverence and respect, incidents relative to their counterparts who did not "come home alive".  All who view this historical account of HMM-364 should appreciate that a complete history of our squadron must contain information relative to all of our former Marines and Navy Corpsman.

Further, it should be noted that HMM-364's illustrious legacy should not appear to diminish the contributions of our other 'Marine Brothers,' be they aviation, ground or support units.  There existed at these times in our Marine Corps a great deal of mutual respect among all Marines who endured the experience of war.  Therefore, where possible, credit will be given to individuals and units which were associated with developing this  historical account of the "Purple Foxes" to cultivate and promote the same Esprit De Corps which existed then and today.

Contributions to this site are respectfully requested which might cover, but not limited to, subjects such as those listed in the 'Table of Contents' above and, we encourage submissions from those Marines we supported.

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