Det 2 personnel were also active in base and squadron activities. For example Bob Batson and Clarence McNeill noted a definite lack of entertainment for injured personnel undergoing treatment at the 71st Evac Hospital. Rather than sit around and do nothing, they held a fundraiser that raised enough money to buy a TV for the hospital. Others, like John Pferdehirt used their talent to entertain others, and played guitar in a country and western band that entertained at the base clubs and open houses.
Det 2 suffered several casualties during its time at Pleiku. On 5 February 1969, EC-47 #45-1133, call-sign CAP 72, based out of Pleiku was shot down in Southern Laos by the Ho Chi Mihn Trail. The entire crew of 10 were killed including five Det 2 members, TSgt Louis J. Clever, TSgt Hugh L. Sherburn, TSgt Rodney H. Gott, SSgt James V. Dorsey and Sgt Clarence L McNeill.
On 22 April 1970, SSgt Michael R. Conner was killed when his EC-47 # 43-48402, call-sign CAP 53 was shot down. The pilot was also killed in the crash and several other crew members were injured, but were rescued.