Join us for an evening of conversation with Vietnam Navy Veterans who served as “Seawolves” in the Navy’s first helicopter attack squadron. We’ll screen Jeff and Shannon Arballo’s award-winning documentary Scramble the Seawolves and then talk with the filmmakers as well as veterans featured in the film.
In April 1967, the Navy commissioned Helicopter Light Attack Squadron 3 (HAL-3) to support the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. Eighty sailors initially volunteered for the hazardous duty of flying low in support of brown water combat operations. They became known as Seawolves and created a distinct unit patch featuring a dragon, a trident, and a shield in South Vietnam’s colors with a spade. The Seawolves provided close air support to Mekong Delta US and South Vietnamese forces using specially equipped UH-1 “Huey” helicopters.
Arballo Entertainment presents Scramble the Seawolves, the captivating, true stories as told by the men that lived them. Narrated by MIKE ROWE (Dirty Jobs,Deadliest Catch) Scramble the Seawolves is the little-known story of the US Navy’s first and only dedicated attack helicopter gunship squadron. Established in 1967 in support of Gamewarden Operations in the Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam. The establishment of the Helicopter Attack (LIGHT) Squadron THREE Seawolves, also known as HA(L)-3, would mark an unprecedented chapter in Naval Aviation History. Approximately 2,556 men; Maintainers, Personnel, Gunners and Pilots, VOLUNTEERED for duty. With hand-me-down huey’s and the spirit of ingenuity, courage and resolve, the Seawolves became the most decorated squadron in the Vietnam War and in Naval Aviation History.