Butea, James L. – CA

Colonel, USAF, Ret. Larry was born and raised in San Diego were he met Wilma McMillan in high school.  In 1951 they were married and joined the Air Force. After serving seven years as an enlisted flight mechanic, Larry was selected for OCS, graduating in 1958. He then attended jet pilot training, receiving his wings…

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Bowers, Freddie – MO

1966 – At Shaw AFB, SC. as a Helicopter Mechanic. 1968 – TDY to Kunsan AB, S. Korea. 1969 – 1970 At Korat RTAFB, Thailand as a Flight Engineer.    1000 hrs. flight time on HH-43B Pedro’s with the Air Rescue Service.

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Bowden, Bruce C. – NC

Bruce C. Bowden I was the Cmdr, Det 12, 38th ARRS, Nha Trang, off and on 1967-68 and Cmdr, Det 8, 44th ARRS, Myrtle Beach, SC from 1968 to 1971 where I retired. I flew RB-26’s in Korea in 1953-54, then back at Shaw I flew the B-57 Canberra and the RB-66. I did a…

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Taylor, Chandler – MA

1990 – 1991, Army 1-145th Avn. Regt. at Ft Rucker, AL. 1991 – 1993, Army A-Co. 3/123rd Avn. Bde. at Ft Ord, CA. 1993 – 1994 Army 57th Medical Co. (MEDEVAC) at Ft. Bragg, NC. 1995 – 1998 Army 68th Medical Det. (MEDEVAC) at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. 1998 – 2001, USAF 66th RQS at…

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Brooks, John H. – AZ

He entered the Air Force at the age of 23 and quickly realized his passion for aviation. He spent 20 years in the Air Force as a pilot, flying C-141’s, T-43’s, H-19’s, UH-1N’s and CH-3’s. In 1981 he earned his master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. John is a Vietnam Veteran, serving…

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Hightower III, John H. – TX

April 1961 -September 1966, USNR -USAF Communication Maintenance Officer (2049th COMM Gp.) -USAF Pilot Training, Webb AFB, TX -Assigned to 86th MAS (C-141), 75th MAS (C-5A) -December 1971 – December 1972 with Det. 4, 3rd ARRGp., Korat RTAFB, Thailand as a HH-43 Pilot -Staff assignments with 435th TAW (Rhein Main), HQ MAC (XO) -Joint assignments…

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Sage, Terry – TX

Terry Sage, Flight Mechanic The helicopter models I flew on or serviced were the – HH-43B & F I was stationed at – Det. 14 MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL I was stationed at – Det. 9, 38th ARRSq. Pleiku, RVN I had the privilege to serve my country and very proud of it! Being a…

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Brown, Kelyn W. – KY

Crew chief trained under Diane Revoinski. 1981 – 1985 at Sembach AB, Germany with the 601st TASS on CH-53’s. 1985 – 1990 at Andrews AFB, MD with the 1st HS on UH-1N’s and CH-3E’s.

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Damonte, Carlton R – NM

Enlisted as Aviation Cadet 1956 & commissioned Jan 1958. Spent entire career in the Air Rescue Service flying helicopters and the HC-130H/P/N. Was the ARRS Project Pilot for development of helicopter Air Refueling in 1966. On May 8, 1967, flew the first COMBAT SAR mission out of Da Nang using helicopter air refueling. Was awarded…

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