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Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Memories. Mark Garrison

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Hello all,

 

I came across a series of YouTube interviews Mark Garrison did of himself reminiscing of his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. I have found them fascinating to listen to while at the bench and figured I'd share a couple here. Just click on his YouTube username above the red "Subscribe" box for a full list of videos he's done (there are a number of them). Here are just a few:

Enjoy and happy modeling all!

Don

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I had similar encounter on my 2nd RVN in Country flight!!  What I FIRST thought was Charlie's Mortar

rounds impacting the LZ was in fact a Cobra light fire team's 2.75 FFAR with HE Warheads!!  

My AC/IP that day, was making home movies for his little brother while I was flying into a hot LZ for the very first time, EVER!!!  And when our CC and DG went Hot with their M-60s, I nearly had to clean my pants!!  

My first day was somewhat less eventful until one of our UH-1Cs had an engine failure on our flight back to Phu Heip AAF!!  Called Mayday!! Mayday!! Mayday!! This is Devil 5??? engine failure at ......  I had no clue WHO was Devil 5??, nor WHERE he was!!  The AC took control of our Huey and did a 180!!  Turns out, he was about 5 mile behind us!!  We were the first to arrive on the scene.

Like this guy, I said, "And I'm to live through a year of this??"

(That said, I NEVER saw 140 KIAS on my Hueys!!)

Bo

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Thanks for commenting "Jabow". Stories like yours, Garrison's and others are important to document for future generations to reference. That and I personally find them very interesting. I have sat for hours at the local Legion enthralled listening to stories from combat vets from WWII to the current war on terror over a few beers.

 

Thank you for your service!

 

Regards,

Don

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2 hours ago, Don said:

Thanks for commenting "Jabow". Stories like yours, Garrison's and others are important to document for future generations to reference. That and I personally find them very interesting. I have sat for hours at the local Legion enthralled listening to stories from combat vets from WWII to the current war on terror over a few beers.

 

Thank you for your service!

 

Regards,

Don

The number of Beers consumed is directly proportional to one's Flying Skills!!  LOL!!

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