"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: 1 MARCH 2018

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.

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Pop-A-Smoke 2018 REUNION

The 2018 Pop-A-Smoke reunion will be held on Sept 5-9, 2018 at the

Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, St. Louis, MO

Who's gonna be there! Are you on this list?

Sign up online.

OR download this PDF form , print it, and send it, filled out, to
Walt Wise who is the Squadron Reunion Coordinator for Pop-A-Smoke.

Walt will be mailing out forms to anyone who attended a reunion in the last two years.

This form is ONLY for the HMM-364 specific activities (Friday night dinner) and hospitality suite.

Please go to the 2018 Pop-A-Smoke reunion page to sign up for the reunion itself
and make hotel reservations at the Westport Lake Chalet.

MAG-39 50th Anniversary

I hope all is going well, we recently returned from our first deployment as
VMM-364 and things are starting to spool back up in the squadron.

Our CO wanted to pass along that MAG-39 is having its 50th anniversary (edit:
in 2018) and will be doing an open house for all of the MAG-39 Alumni on April
15, 2018. I was hoping you could pass along the message to the HMM-364
network. It would be great if we got a good showing of Purple Foxes to the
squadron spaces.

For the website I've attached a photo of our deployment patch and the
squadron photo we took in Kuwait.

Finally, I will be turning over the S-5 position in the next few weeks so
your new point of contact will be Capt Linck who is CC'ed on this e-mail.

Give a Shit!

Capt MacDonald, N.C.
VMM-364 S-5/S-6 OIC

Sunday, April 15th: Open Hangar/Flight line/Static Display (1000-1600),
      MCAS Camp Pendleton Flight Line.
● All interested personnel will be able to openly tour the entire flight
      line, all squadron hangars and spaces.
● A lunch will be provided in the VMM-364 hangar by the VFW of Dana Point
      from 1400-1600. (sandwiches/chips/slaw/drinks)
● A great way for family, friends, retirees to tour all the different squadrons
      and see/ask questions about the different aircraft.

Monday, April 16th: MAG-39 50th Anniversary Cake Cutting Ceremony (1000-1100)
      in front of MAG-39 HQ (Bldg 23215).
● MAG-39 will host a short 30-45 min ceremony to celebrate 50 years of MAG-39
      followed by a cake and coffee social.
● Col Joe Snyder (Ret.), former HMM-161 CH-46 pilot who flew over 1200 combat
      missions in Vietnam, will be the guest speaker.

Scuttlebutt: News, Updates, Special Annoucements, & Contact Info sought:
Update: 1 MARCH 2018

The Month of APRIL in Your
Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As Published by HQMC

(Revised 20 August 2017)

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 1 MARCH 2018)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 1 MARCH 2018

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 1 MARCH 2018)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 10 November 2017)
Awards For Valor
(Revised 2 January 2016)

I Remember, Short Vivid 
Memories of Vietnam
Cruise Books, Extracts
Photo Album
(Revised 20 August 2017)

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

(Revised  30 January 2016)

Recorded  Ditties
and other good stuff

(Revised 24 Octobr, 2016)

Oral Histories
(Revised 3 JUNE 2017

Our Magnificent Crew Chiefs
(Revised  2 JUNE 2017)
Military Research
& Health Links
Last Updated: 2 OCTOBER 2017
Request Copies of
Your Military Records
From the 3rd Stool on the Left
            Last Updated: 14 November, 2013

Reunion Updates
Last Updated: 25 October 2016

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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