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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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