Finish Basic Helicopter School at Sheppard AFB, Texas: Dec 31, 1969
⦁ 1st assignment: Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron (ARRS), Eglin AFB, Florida; Jan-Dec 1970 helicopter mechanic on HH-3E (67-14711) Jolly Greens, Assistant crew chief
⦁ TDY back to Sheppard AFB for UH-1N School; Nov. 1970
⦁ Assigned to 20th SOS Green Hornets, Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Vietnam; Dec 1970-Dec1971 UH-1P & N helicopter mechanic/various TDY's & duties
Was on the crew that assembled & FCF’d the “N”’s as they came in & crated the “P”’s as they were replaced
⦁ Assigned to 28th OMS bomb wing (SAC); HQ 44th Combat Support Gp: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota: Jan 1972-Aug 1973, UH-1F flight mechanic
flew mostly in support of 44th Missile Wing.