Ralph (a.k.a. Skippy --Bin -- Stump) Herbin 

born: March 24, 1947





 5th grade, Jonesboro, 1958 -------------- May 1965


Dec 1965, Parris Island, SC (boot camp)

Dec 1966 - Subic Bay, Philippines

 Marine Combat Air Crew Wings

Vietnam: The Air Medal Award & Citatation

Marine Helicopter Squadron HMM-364, "The Purple Foxes"

Sgt. Herbin - Purple Fox Machine Gunner


Marble Mountain, Vietnan 1968 with Pop Hall - Shug Waldrum & Pop Hall

 Practicing my first flight from Okinawa to the U.S. in 1967


Fall 1967 - Sandra Waddell after Baby Janes & Linda T's wedding

John, Aunt Nannie, WD at Uncle Will McAdoo's House in Ann Arbor, Michigan (July 2, 2002)

Ralph & Barbara - August 2005 - Going to Jessup' 50th Anneversity


                                "Me behind the Fifty"                                                           The historic Marine Phrog's well earned retirement - October 20, 2007

2007 - Clausen Helicopter MOH Reunion in at Charlotte Air Museum  - The Marine Corps' most famous combat helicopter was retired in a ceremony that reunited squadron HMM-263 and the rescued in Charlotte September 2007. EG-16, nicknamed "Blood Sweat & Tears", suffered structural damage during a hard landing in Iraq and had to be retired.

Marine Pvt. Mike Clausen's tombstone At Carolinas Air Museum in Charlotte

This helicopter rescued Marines trapped in a Vietnam mind field January 31, 1970.  Crewchief Private Mike Clausen left the chopper several times and brought the dead, wounded and trapped marines to the safety of this CH46 aircraft. (Clausen died in 2004).

(The detailed webpage is under construction)

The Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Revue- Charlotte Air Museum April 2012

April 14, 2012 - Tuskegee Airmen P51 Mustang Redtail - Carolinas Air Museum in Charlotte

Dec 1973

1982 with PeeWee

 My brothers Richard & Charles (PeeWee)

Richard-PeeWee-Skippy 1988, in Brenda's kitchen

1982 with BoBo

June 30, 1985

...playing softball at the

Colfax Furniture company picnic,

Hester Park, Greensboro

...with cousin Cynthia - 2006

Chapelle at a wedding reception -May 2007

Me (5'4")  in 2002 with Garcia Howard (6'-9"),  & James "Bubble" Howard (6'-7"); we grew up together -- well, some of us grew up.

Partying with Marla Gibbs

at Marla's Memory Lane Club in L.A.(1990)

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter at UNCG - March 11, 2000

Baseball Hall of Fame - August 2010

80-ft. up in Delores' tree--December 28, 2019

80-ft. up in Delores' tree--December 28, 2019

80-ft. up in Delores' tree--December 28, 2019

Remembering my sister Brenda Herbin

Remembering my brother Charles "PeeWee" Herbin