Naval Helicopter History

 

CAPT Joseph M. Purtell, USN (Ret.) May 3, 2021

CDR William “Bill” John Seffers, USN (Ret.) April 4, 2021

CDR Russell E. Berry, Jr.,USN (Ret.) March 26, 2021

CDR Robert Grady Duff, USN (Ret.) March 9, 2021

CAPT William E. Zidbeck, USN (Ret.) March 15, 2021

 

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The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit, charitable corporation currently headquartered in Coronado, CA. Established May 12,1997 the organization was formed to “Gather, Preserve, and Display the Legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation.” Come and explore our collection of written documents, squadron histories, personal biographies, sea stories, and videos.

 

 

 

Naval Helicopter History

 

CAPT Joseph M. Purtell, USN (Ret.) May 3, 2021

CDR William “Bill” John Seffers, USN (Ret.) April 4, 2021

CDR Russell E. Berry, Jr.,USN (Ret.) March 26, 2021

CDR Robert Grady Duff, USN (Ret.) March 9, 2021

CAPT William E. Zidbeck, USN (Ret.) March 15, 2021

 

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The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit, charitable corporation currently headquartered in Coronado, CA. Established May 12,1997 the organization was formed to “Gather, Preserve, and Display the Legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation.” Come and explore our collection of written documents, squadron histories, personal biographies, sea stories, and videos.

 

 

 

Naval Helicopter History

 

CAPT Joseph M. Purtell, USN (Ret.) May 3, 2021

CDR William “Bill” John Seffers, USN (Ret.) April 4, 2021

CDR Russell E. Berry, Jr.,USN (Ret.) March 26, 2021

CDR Robert Grady Duff, USN (Ret.) March 9, 2021

CAPT William E. Zidbeck, USN (Ret.) March 15, 2021

 

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The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit, charitable corporation currently headquartered in Coronado, CA. Established May 12,1997 the organization was formed to “Gather, Preserve, and Display the Legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation.” Come and explore our collection of written documents, squadron histories, personal biographies, sea stories, and videos.

 

 

 

Naval Helicopter History

 

CAPT Joseph M. Purtell, USN (Ret.) May 3, 2021

CDR William “Bill” John Seffers, USN (Ret.) April 4, 2021

CDR Russell E. Berry, Jr.,USN (Ret.) March 26, 2021

CDR Robert Grady Duff, USN (Ret.) March 9, 2021

CAPT William E. Zidbeck, USN (Ret.) March 15, 2021

 

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The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit, charitable corporation currently headquartered in Coronado, CA. Established May 12,1997 the organization was formed to “Gather, Preserve, and Display the Legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation.” Come and explore our collection of written documents, squadron histories, personal biographies, sea stories, and videos.

 

 

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at president@nhahistoricalsociety.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at president@nhahistoricalsociety.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at president@nhahistoricalsociety.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at president@nhahistoricalsociety.org or

619-435-7139.

About Us

 

 

 

NHA Historical Society is an active body of volunteers (active-duty and retired) and a Board of Directors (BOD) who meet frequently to discuss issues related to preserving the history of USN, USMC, and USCG helicopters. We actively look for opportunities to display our artifacts to grow our organization and we support the endeavors of the Naval Helicopter Association.

 

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Do You Know Your Pilot Designator Number?

The NHA Historical Society will help you find your Helicopter Designation number when you received your Wings of Gold! You must be a NHAHS member to view this page. Click the button to look up for your designator number.

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Honors

In honor of those rotary wing aviators, aircrew that made a difference.

Flag and General Officer History

Recognizing those men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community that promoted to the rank of Flag/General Officer.

Squadron and Command History

Look into the History of Navy, Marine Corps Helicopter Wings, Groups, Squadrons and Coast Guard Commands over the years.

Commanding Officer History

A complete listing of all US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Squadron, Group, Command and Wing Commanding Officers.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Rotary Wing Aviation Biographies

Biographies from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community including fellow helicopter aviators, aircrew, maintenance and civilians.

Naval Helicopter History Timeline

Helicopter timeline from 400BC to the present.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Search and Rescue History

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard  search and rescue missions over the years.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Squadron/Command Organization

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter organization structure past to present.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Helicopter History

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard community history including helicopter model timeline since 1943.

Naval Helicopter Squadron, Detachment and Command Patches

A display of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter squadron/command and detachment patches.

Signal Charlie

In honor of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community including fellow helicopter aviators, aircrew, maintenance and civilians that have passed on.

Helicopter Squadron and Detachment Plaques

Check out our gallery of Naval helicopter squadron and detachment plaques.

Reunions and Anniversaries

A display of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter squadron/command and detachment patches.

NHAHS Exhibits

Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) exhibits.

NHAHS Helicopter Photo Gallery

Our gallery of Naval helicopter photos.

People of Significance in Helicopter History

Significant people and their accomplishments in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community since 1943.

Unrestricted Naval Aviator

The background and meaning

The “HeloBubbas” is an outgrowth of the Naval Message Board E-Mail List on YahooGroups.   The “Naval Message Board” was a small group of retired and former Naval Officers who were Naval Aviators with rotary wing roots, which had expanded over the years to include some active duty members as well as a cross section of sister service former and retired officers (Marine Corps, Air Force & Army), including allied foreign services from a variety of warfare communities. The “Helo Bubbas” will continue its history of being open to all warfare communities, including our sister services and foreign allies.

The “Helo Bubbas” offers the opportunity for list members to comment about topical materials shared on the “Helo Bubbas E-Mail List” by the list members or not. Appropriate topics for the “Helo Bubbas” include the Naval Service and sister service issues associated with the military, warfare, equipment, people, intelligence, political (issues related to military), foreign military services, as well as actions and activities of foreign powers as they might affect the US military and their allies. The “Helo Bubbas” is a closed and moderated discussion group. Current members were on the former Naval Message board. New members are invited by existing members of the “Helo Bubbas” list or may request to join directly to the moderators of the Helo Bubbas. Members need only refer potential new members on their recommendation to the “Helo Bubbas” moderator for an invitation to join the group or use the sign in information on the Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society website. Existing members can leave the “Helo Bubbas List” at any time using normal list procedures or by sending a note to the moderator.

The moderator for the “Helo Bubbas” is CDR Michael G. Brattland, USN (Ret.), mgbrattland@gerlecreek.com retiredaffairsr@navalhelicopterassn.org

Naval Helicopter Media Links

Naval Helicopter media information including video, books, magazines and recommended websites.

Navy Personnel Command Aviation Screen Boards

Check the most recent aviation screen board results directly online.

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Fyi. This company and their request to NHA below is quite legitimate.  Jim Gillcrist  asked me to check out this pitch before sharing. I investigated and chatted to them this morning after having a look through their very fine web page. They have produced several very significant documentaries and are apparently working on another involving the Vietnam War. I gave them some insight on the recent HAL-3 movie (2018) and a little background on the limited number of Navy Aviation folks who were in country versus some of the other services.

Their offer on converting old 8mm film, making it digital and returning your film and a digital copy to you for the rights to use it is pretty fair. At Christmas time, I converted all my old 8mm and 8mm sound film myself and it cost nearly $2000 so their offer is not a bad deal if you have film in the area of what they are looking for…….fyi…mgb

Mike Brattland  CDR USN (Ret.)

NHA Retired Affairs Director/Membership/Signal Charlie Coordinator

NHA/NHAHS/NHASF Webmaster  CGAA LTM P-5463

Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) LTM #70  R-12230

  

 P.O Box 180578

Coronado, California 92178-0578

619 435-7139 Office  619 454-0496 Cell

retiredaffairs@navalhelicopterassn.org  www.navalhelicopterassn.org

www.nhahistoricalsociety.org  www.nhascholarshipfund.org 

www.navalhelicopterassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Sarit Laschinsky <assistant.scott@redafilms.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:53 AM
To: executivedirector@navalhelicopterassn.org
Subject: Vietnam-era Footage Call – Lou Reda Productions

 

Dear Mr. Gillcrist,

My name is Sarit Laschinsky, and I am with the film production company Lou Reda Productions.

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming.

Lou Reda Productions also maintains the Reda Archives, one of the largest privately owned film archives in the country, with a mission to accumulate, transfer, preserve, and restore footage of the nation’s history.

Currently, we are looking for 8mm and 16mm film of the Vietnam War, particularly footage shot by soldiers or individuals in-theater. We are also interested in collecting Vietnam War-era audio letters, as well as period footage from the 1950s-1970s highlighting the home front and the average “day in the life of an American,” such as holiday celebrations, sporting events, and general Americana.

If you are interested in contributing footage for preservation, we will clean and digitize the material into high-definition video before returning your original footage along with a DVD copy for easy viewing. You will be asked to sign a release form to allow for use of the footage in the future.

Additionally, we would kindly like to ask that you share our footage call – via your website, social media platforms, or email – with your organization’s members and veterans who may have film they would be willing to share and have preserved.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Lou Reda Productions directly at scott@redafilms.com. To learn more about Lou Reda Productions, please visit www.redafilms.com.

We hope you will be interested in helping us preserve America’s historical footage and make it accessible for future generations.

Best regards,

Sarit Laschinsky

Lou Reda Productions

646.620.6181

www.redafilms.com

 

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of People’s Choice Award, Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).

 

Fyi. This company and their request to NHA below is quite legitimate.  Jim Gillcrist  asked me to check out this pitch before sharing. I investigated and chatted to them this morning after having a look through their very fine web page. They have produced several very significant documentaries and are apparently working on another involving the Vietnam War. I gave them some insight on the recent HAL-3 movie (2018) and a little background on the limited number of Navy Aviation folks who were in country versus some of the other services.

Their offer on converting old 8mm film, making it digital and returning your film and a digital copy to you for the rights to use it is pretty fair. At Christmas time, I converted all my old 8mm and 8mm sound film myself and it cost nearly $2000 so their offer is not a bad deal if you have film in the area of what they are looking for…….fyi…mgb

Mike Brattland  CDR USN (Ret.)

NHA Retired Affairs Director/Membership/Signal Charlie Coordinator

NHA/NHAHS/NHASF Webmaster  CGAA LTM P-5463

Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) LTM #70  R-12230

  

 P.O Box 180578

Coronado, California 92178-0578

619 435-7139 Office  619 454-0496 Cell

retiredaffairs@navalhelicopterassn.org  www.navalhelicopterassn.org

www.nhahistoricalsociety.org  www.nhascholarshipfund.org 

www.navalhelicopterassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Sarit Laschinsky <assistant.scott@redafilms.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:53 AM
To: executivedirector@navalhelicopterassn.org
Subject: Vietnam-era Footage Call – Lou Reda Productions

 

Dear Mr. Gillcrist,

My name is Sarit Laschinsky, and I am with the film production company Lou Reda Productions.

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming.

Lou Reda Productions also maintains the Reda Archives, one of the largest privately owned film archives in the country, with a mission to accumulate, transfer, preserve, and restore footage of the nation’s history.

Currently, we are looking for 8mm and 16mm film of the Vietnam War, particularly footage shot by soldiers or individuals in-theater. We are also interested in collecting Vietnam War-era audio letters, as well as period footage from the 1950s-1970s highlighting the home front and the average “day in the life of an American,” such as holiday celebrations, sporting events, and general Americana.

If you are interested in contributing footage for preservation, we will clean and digitize the material into high-definition video before returning your original footage along with a DVD copy for easy viewing. You will be asked to sign a release form to allow for use of the footage in the future.

Additionally, we would kindly like to ask that you share our footage call – via your website, social media platforms, or email – with your organization’s members and veterans who may have film they would be willing to share and have preserved.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Lou Reda Productions directly at scott@redafilms.com. To learn more about Lou Reda Productions, please visit www.redafilms.com.

We hope you will be interested in helping us preserve America’s historical footage and make it accessible for future generations.

Best regards,

Sarit Laschinsky

Lou Reda Productions

646.620.6181

www.redafilms.com

 

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of People’s Choice Award, Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).

 

Fyi. This company and their request to NHA below is quite legitimate.  Jim Gillcrist  asked me to check out this pitch before sharing. I investigated and chatted to them this morning after having a look through their very fine web page. They have produced several very significant documentaries and are apparently working on another involving the Vietnam War. I gave them some insight on the recent HAL-3 movie (2018) and a little background on the limited number of Navy Aviation folks who were in country versus some of the other services.

Their offer on converting old 8mm film, making it digital and returning your film and a digital copy to you for the rights to use it is pretty fair. At Christmas time, I converted all my old 8mm and 8mm sound film myself and it cost nearly $2000 so their offer is not a bad deal if you have film in the area of what they are looking for…….fyi…mgb

Mike Brattland  CDR USN (Ret.)

NHA Retired Affairs Director/Membership/Signal Charlie Coordinator

NHA/NHAHS/NHASF Webmaster  CGAA LTM P-5463

Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) LTM #70  R-12230

  

 P.O Box 180578

Coronado, California 92178-0578

619 435-7139 Office  619 454-0496 Cell

retiredaffairs@navalhelicopterassn.org  www.navalhelicopterassn.org

www.nhahistoricalsociety.org  www.nhascholarshipfund.org 

www.navalhelicopterassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Sarit Laschinsky <assistant.scott@redafilms.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:53 AM
To: executivedirector@navalhelicopterassn.org
Subject: Vietnam-era Footage Call – Lou Reda Productions

 

Dear Mr. Gillcrist,

My name is Sarit Laschinsky, and I am with the film production company Lou Reda Productions.

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming.

Lou Reda Productions also maintains the Reda Archives, one of the largest privately owned film archives in the country, with a mission to accumulate, transfer, preserve, and restore footage of the nation’s history.

Currently, we are looking for 8mm and 16mm film of the Vietnam War, particularly footage shot by soldiers or individuals in-theater. We are also interested in collecting Vietnam War-era audio letters, as well as period footage from the 1950s-1970s highlighting the home front and the average “day in the life of an American,” such as holiday celebrations, sporting events, and general Americana.

If you are interested in contributing footage for preservation, we will clean and digitize the material into high-definition video before returning your original footage along with a DVD copy for easy viewing. You will be asked to sign a release form to allow for use of the footage in the future.

Additionally, we would kindly like to ask that you share our footage call – via your website, social media platforms, or email – with your organization’s members and veterans who may have film they would be willing to share and have preserved.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Lou Reda Productions directly at scott@redafilms.com. To learn more about Lou Reda Productions, please visit www.redafilms.com.

We hope you will be interested in helping us preserve America’s historical footage and make it accessible for future generations.

Best regards,

Sarit Laschinsky

Lou Reda Productions

646.620.6181

www.redafilms.com

 

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of People’s Choice Award, Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).

 

Fyi. This company and their request to NHA below is quite legitimate.  Jim Gillcrist  asked me to check out this pitch before sharing. I investigated and chatted to them this morning after having a look through their very fine web page. They have produced several very significant documentaries and are apparently working on another involving the Vietnam War. I gave them some insight on the recent HAL-3 movie (2018) and a little background on the limited number of Navy Aviation folks who were in country versus some of the other services.

Their offer on converting old 8mm film, making it digital and returning your film and a digital copy to you for the rights to use it is pretty fair. At Christmas time, I converted all my old 8mm and 8mm sound film myself and it cost nearly $2000 so their offer is not a bad deal if you have film in the area of what they are looking for…….fyi…mgb

Mike Brattland  CDR USN (Ret.)

NHA Retired Affairs Director/Membership/Signal Charlie Coordinator

NHA/NHAHS/NHASF Webmaster  CGAA LTM P-5463

Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) LTM #70  R-12230

  

 P.O Box 180578

Coronado, California 92178-0578

619 435-7139 Office  619 454-0496 Cell

retiredaffairs@navalhelicopterassn.org  www.navalhelicopterassn.org

www.nhahistoricalsociety.org  www.nhascholarshipfund.org 

www.navalhelicopterassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Sarit Laschinsky <assistant.scott@redafilms.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:53 AM
To: executivedirector@navalhelicopterassn.org
Subject: Vietnam-era Footage Call – Lou Reda Productions

 

Dear Mr. Gillcrist,

My name is Sarit Laschinsky, and I am with the film production company Lou Reda Productions.

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming.

Lou Reda Productions also maintains the Reda Archives, one of the largest privately owned film archives in the country, with a mission to accumulate, transfer, preserve, and restore footage of the nation’s history.

Currently, we are looking for 8mm and 16mm film of the Vietnam War, particularly footage shot by soldiers or individuals in-theater. We are also interested in collecting Vietnam War-era audio letters, as well as period footage from the 1950s-1970s highlighting the home front and the average “day in the life of an American,” such as holiday celebrations, sporting events, and general Americana.

If you are interested in contributing footage for preservation, we will clean and digitize the material into high-definition video before returning your original footage along with a DVD copy for easy viewing. You will be asked to sign a release form to allow for use of the footage in the future.

Additionally, we would kindly like to ask that you share our footage call – via your website, social media platforms, or email – with your organization’s members and veterans who may have film they would be willing to share and have preserved.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Lou Reda Productions directly at scott@redafilms.com. To learn more about Lou Reda Productions, please visit www.redafilms.com.

We hope you will be interested in helping us preserve America’s historical footage and make it accessible for future generations.

Best regards,

Sarit Laschinsky

Lou Reda Productions

646.620.6181

www.redafilms.com

 

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of People’s Choice Award, Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).

 

Fyi. This company and their request to NHA below is quite legitimate.  Jim Gillcrist  asked me to check out this pitch before sharing. I investigated and chatted to them this morning after having a look through their very fine web page. They have produced several very significant documentaries and are apparently working on another involving the Vietnam War. I gave them some insight on the recent HAL-3 movie (2018) and a little background on the limited number of Navy Aviation folks who were in country versus some of the other services.

Their offer on converting old 8mm film, making it digital and returning your film and a digital copy to you for the rights to use it is pretty fair. At Christmas time, I converted all my old 8mm and 8mm sound film myself and it cost nearly $2000 so their offer is not a bad deal if you have film in the area of what they are looking for…….fyi…mgb

Mike Brattland  CDR USN (Ret.)

NHA Retired Affairs Director/Membership/Signal Charlie Coordinator

NHA/NHAHS/NHASF Webmaster  CGAA LTM P-5463

Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) LTM #70  R-12230

  

 P.O Box 180578

Coronado, California 92178-0578

619 435-7139 Office  619 454-0496 Cell

retiredaffairs@navalhelicopterassn.org  www.navalhelicopterassn.org

www.nhahistoricalsociety.org  www.nhascholarshipfund.org 

www.navalhelicopterassociation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Sarit Laschinsky <assistant.scott@redafilms.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:53 AM
To: executivedirector@navalhelicopterassn.org
Subject: Vietnam-era Footage Call – Lou Reda Productions

 

Dear Mr. Gillcrist,

My name is Sarit Laschinsky, and I am with the film production company Lou Reda Productions.

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming.

Lou Reda Productions also maintains the Reda Archives, one of the largest privately owned film archives in the country, with a mission to accumulate, transfer, preserve, and restore footage of the nation’s history.

Currently, we are looking for 8mm and 16mm film of the Vietnam War, particularly footage shot by soldiers or individuals in-theater. We are also interested in collecting Vietnam War-era audio letters, as well as period footage from the 1950s-1970s highlighting the home front and the average “day in the life of an American,” such as holiday celebrations, sporting events, and general Americana.

If you are interested in contributing footage for preservation, we will clean and digitize the material into high-definition video before returning your original footage along with a DVD copy for easy viewing. You will be asked to sign a release form to allow for use of the footage in the future.

Additionally, we would kindly like to ask that you share our footage call – via your website, social media platforms, or email – with your organization’s members and veterans who may have film they would be willing to share and have preserved.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Lou Reda Productions directly at scott@redafilms.com. To learn more about Lou Reda Productions, please visit www.redafilms.com.

We hope you will be interested in helping us preserve America’s historical footage and make it accessible for future generations.

Best regards,

Sarit Laschinsky

Lou Reda Productions

646.620.6181

www.redafilms.com

 

Lou Reda Productions is internationally known as a producer of top-quality non-fiction programming garnering immense praise in the form of People’s Choice Award, Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win).