USAF ROTORHEAD Members
Jul. 1970 – Oct. 1970, at Sheppard AFB, TX. in Helicopter Tech. School.
Oct. 1970 – Sep. 1971, at Sheppard AFB, TX. in the 3750th.
Sep. 1971 – at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand with the 40th ARRS “Jolly Greens” as a crew chief on HH-53C, 68-10358. While there, the sister ship HH-53C, 68-10359 was shot down on 27 March 1972 while both were on a SAR flight. As of 1999 the helicopter MH-53J, 68-10358 was still flying at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
After Nakhon Phanom, I was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC with the 703rd TASS on the HH-3E’s. I was a crew chief on HH-3E, 67-14707. This helicopter was on loan to the Navy at Point Mugu, California. That was the highlight of my career, flying that helicopter from California to South Carolina.
Feb. 1974 – I was discharged from the Air Force.