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  •  Nope different Cav. (1+ / 0-)
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    Roger Fox

    I served with the 1st Cav for a bit overseas, buy my unit was Nebraska Guard.... not as storied or glamorous, but still was a fun and good unit to be in.  They fly Chinooks now (and I crewed them until a couple of years ago).  There are only a few Air Cav units left (SC and AZ in the Guard) and the rest still flying OH-58D's on active duty.

    Yes, Reality does have a Liberal bias. So does the truth. And the Republicans will never change that, no matter how much money they spend.

    by Nebraskablue on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:46:41 PM PST

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    •  Reading PA air show about 12 yrs ago (1+ / 0-)
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      polecat

      end of the day I was talking to one of two AH-1 pilots.

      "Is that the build date? Nov '70, stenciled up top?

      Yup

      SO this was 1st Air Cav in Nam?

      Why yes, lemme show you the cockpit.

      His eyes lite up as I said 1st Air Cav.

      storied or glamorous
      From what I've read they wrote the book, sort of like, heres a hot rod chopper packed with guns, were not sure how to use it, but heres the keys to the ignition. Try it out.

      Massive attrition.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:31:21 PM PST

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