~MEMBERS CAREER BIOGRAPHY~
2 Aug 68 basic @ Lackland,
Next 15wk 3abr4130 helo mech course @ Sheppard AFB until mid Jan 69.
First duty station Hickam AFB assigned to the 6593rd Test Sqd. We had Navy style CH-3B's that we launched and recovered from 2 Victory Class ships named USNS Longview and USNS Sunnyvale, tour ended Feb 71.
Transfered to 6515th OMS @ Edwards AFB.
Had a short stint with UH-1F & UH-1N.
Next I went to work CH-3's for the MARS project with current member Dave Comstock. From there I went to another hangar and started working on project Pave Low-Terrain Following Radar and Limited Night Recovery System, with a HH-53B/C conversion chopper. I don't remember the tail # but I believe it came from SEA because the guys didn't think it would make it so they named it "Rottsa Ruck".
Went to Hill AFB for H-53 flt school and returned end of May 72.
Finished tour and was discharged Feb 73.
Sheppard schools 15 wks, ending Jan 69, UH-1F 4 wks ending Jun 71, H-53 6 wks ending Sep 71, Hill AFB flt school ending May 72.
Ending rank E-5.