Brand, Art – FL
I joined the Air Force in June, 1960. Early to mid-sixties I was a Fire Fighter on the HH-43B stationed at Hahn AB in Germany. I liked being around Helicopters so I went to Sheppard AFB to retrain and become a Helicopter Mechanic. Stayed at Sheppard and was assigned to Post Dock where I worked and flew on the H-19, H-43 and CH-3.
Went to Da Nang AB South Vietnam in May, 1967 as a Flight Engineer on the HH-3E 37th ARRS (Jolly Green Giants).
May, 1968 I was assigned to the Sea Survival School at Homestead AFB Fl. Flying on the H-21.
Early to mid-seventies was spent with the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Andrews AFB Md. where I flew on the H-21, CH-3 and Huey N model.
From 1975 till the end of 1978, I was at Sembach AB, Germany where I was the Flight Line Expediter for the CH-53.
From 1979 till June 1980 I was at Hill AFB Utah where I was again the Flight Line Expediter for the CH-53 and the C-130.
I Retired in June, 1980, 20 years to the day.