"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: 3 February 2016


Three announcements:

Ron "Floop" Elmone passed in late January 2016.
He served with the Squadron in Vietnam in 65-66.
He lived in Pensacola Beach.
That is all the information we have so far.
Ronald Lee Booher
8 Dec '34 - 27 Sep '15
Lee served 3 tours in Vietnam.
Please visit his online Memorial Page.
One of the 12 Marines lost in the recent CH-53 crash off the coast of Oahu was a former Purple Fox. Capt Brian Kennedy served with HMM-364 and married Capt Paige Stull, also a Purple Fox. There is a GoFundMe site here:

Both Captains were not on our roster. If you have information about what years they served HMM-364, please let the SLJNCO know.

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

The 2016 REUNION is on the EAST Coast this year!
Check the Reunion Info page for details. Sign up HERE.
Fees MUST be paid by 24 July, 2016!!
A List of those planning to attend.
updated 30 January 2016
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: 3 February 2016

The Month of February in Your
Squadron's History

Squadron History(1),
As Published by HQMC

(Revised 2 January 2016)

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 3 February 2016)

The "Purple Foxes"
Squadron Roster

(Revised 3 February 2016)

Recent  Roster Revisions
(Revised 3 February 2016)
The Warriors of Hill 881S
(Revised 2 December 2015)
Awards For Valor
(Revised 2 January 2016
I Remember, Short Vivid 
Memories of Vietnam
Cruise Books, Extracts
Photo Album
(Revised 30 January 2016)

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 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: 30 January 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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