Frank Lawlor, then a SSgt flying on an CH-3E with the 20th SOS "Pony Express" out of Udorn, Thailand in 69-70.
CH-3E 66-13287 on the ramp and another CH-3E in the hanger at Nakhon Phanom, RTAFB, Thailand between 69-70. My Dad, then SSgt Frank Lawlor was with the 20th SOS "Pony Express" in Udorn.
SSgt Frank Lawlor celebrating his last combat mission in SEA on flying on CH-3E's in 1970 with the 20th SOS "Pony Express" by being doused in beer. I doubt that Dad objected to that too much...LOL.
SSgt Frank Lawlor, drenched in beer, celebrating his last combat mission flying on CH-3E's with the 20th SOS "Pony Express" in Udorn Thailand in 1970. Though hard to see, the sign on the back wall says "Home of the World's Greatest Helicopter Mechanics".
TSgt Frank Lawlor in Osan, S. Korea in 73-74. The unit flew CH-3E's and were known as the "CIA," or "Choggie International Airlines." Not sure if they were the 58th ABW or the 38th ARRS. Dad said that Santa Claus was actually a U.S. Army "Golden Knight" that parachuted into orphanages to entertain the kids. The "CIA" emblem is below the aircraft name "Yankee Clipper," next to the door.
HH-3E on the ramp at Hill AFB, UT with
the 1550th ATTW sometime between
CH-3E on the ramp at Hill AFB, UT. between 71-73. Air Rescue HC-130 in background.
CH-3E's and a C-130 on the ramp at Hill AFB between 70-73. The CH-3E's belonged to the 1550th. The HC-130 belonged either to the 1550th, or the 6514th Test Squadon. The aircraft that is behind the tail section of the CH-3E on the right side of the photo is actually a B-57 Canberra. There was a B-57 squadron at Hill in the early 70's, but I do not know the unit name. They moved away as the 1550th formed and became larger. Eventually, only the 1550th and 6514th owned that section of the flight line at Hill.
C/HH-3E's of the 1550th on the ramp at Hill AFB between 70-73.
HH-3E and Hueys (in background) on the 1550th flightline at Hill AFB, UT. around 70-73.
Mike Lawlor (around 10 years old), and my sister Donna Lawlor (about 7), posing on an HH-3E at Hill AFB, UT. around 1973. I'm not sure kids get to get this close anymore. Growing up as helicopter kids had it privileges back in the day.
Two children of then TSgt Frank Lawlor having a great time in a UH-1F of the 1550th ATTW at Hill AFB around 1972. That's me, Mike Lawlor (about 9 or 10 years old) in the "right seat," and my little sister Donna (about 6 or 7 years old) in the co-pilot's seat. It looks like we need to close the doors because she has a grip on the collective. Notice H-43 in background.
UH-1N Model Huey of the 1550th at Hill AFB, UT. between 70-73.
UH-1N's on the ramp at Hill AFB, UT. between 70-73.
MSgt Frank Lawlor (right) when he was assigned to Air Rescue Headquarters at Scott AFB, IL. between 76-80. He was Stand/Eval for Huey Flight Engineers. The mustache only lasted a short time. Mom did not like it.
MSgt Frank Lawlor sometime between 80-83 at Kirtland AFB, NM. He was a flight engineer and First Sergeant in the 1550th ATTW (50th Flying Training Squadron, UH-1N).