|From left, copilot Lt. Pat Donovan, right gunner Cpl.
M. S. Opalka, crew chief Cpl. Michael E. Velleux,
left gunner Sgt. Dolph Quijano and pilot Lt. Donald Robins. Photo
was taken at a fire base several clicks north of Thong Duc on the western
end of Charlie Ridge known as LZ Pike. The hydraulic line being held
is the one that was shot out resulting in the loss of both the auxiliary
and #2 hydraulic boost systems. The crimp in the line was only the
size of a clipped finger nail, but at that amount of pressure the entire
aircraft and crew was covered with hydraulic fluid.