Grider, Jim – TX

1972 – 1975 at Elmendorf AFB, AK with the 5040th Helicopter Sq. as a CH-3E pilot.

1975 – 1979 at Hurlburt Field, FL with the 20th SOS as a CH-3E pilot.

Entered the USAF on 12/16/1970. OTS commission in March, 1971. Army Chopper School followed by 7 years and 2300 hours flying choppers; Fixed wing training then 1800 hours flying fighters. Retired Lt Colonel on January 1, 1991.

Integrity, Honor, and Respect
Some of the best things cannot be bought, they must be earned

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