CAPT SHERMAN R. SNYDER, USN (RET.) SIGNAL CHARLIE
CAPT Sherman R. Snyder, USN (Ret.), former Commanding Officer of HS-3 passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. CAPT Snyder is Helicopter Designator Number 2559. He received his wings from HTU-1 at NAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Fl on August 15, 1955. CAPT Sherman was OINC of HA-(L)-3 Det 3 in Vietnam flying UH-1B Huey gunships from June of 1968 through February 1969. He received 1 Air Medal (Single Action), 13 Air Medals (Strike/Flight), RVN Cross of Gallantry (Individual level) for his war service. Sherm was XO under Duke Dominque in HS-3 with sea periods on the USS Yorktown CVS-10 and eventually as CO of HS-3 during deployment on the USS Forrestal CVA-59.