Brashears, Al – TN
Al served our country for eleven years;
1966 – 1967, served four years as a United States Marine with service in The Republic of Vietnam as Scout-Sniper with the 1st Marines.
1971 – enlisted in the USAF and attended Helicopter Mechanic Tech. School at Sheppard AFB, TX.
1971 – 1972, at Hill AFB, UT. on the UH-1N’s.
1972 – 1973, at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand as a Flight Engineer with the 40th ARRS on the HH-53C’s.
1973 – 1975, at Eglin AFB, FL. as a FE Instructor and Safety Officer with the 55th ARRS on the HH-53C’s.
During his tour with the 40th ARRS, Al was involved with the Night Rescue System (NRS) which was added to the HH-53’s to enhance night rescue capability.
Al now serves the Lord as Co-Pastor of his church in Knoxville, TN.