Tag: helicopter

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Laying Down Some Lead

A demonstration of firepower from Dillon Aero… Laying down some lead

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Recon Team Lunchbox

by Rod Carlson It was nearly noon and I was sitting in the cockpit looking up at rotor blades turn slower and slower and finally…

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The Man in the Doorway

Written by Marine Michael Ryerson They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and…

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Cpl. Kent Cagle, USMC

Today America lost a warrior, the Marine Corps lost a Brother, a family lost a loved one, and I lost one of my best friends….

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Masters of the Art

On Memorial Day Monday, I was flying back to JFK from a West Coast trip and was looking forward to finishing up a book I’d…

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Cleared Hot! – Book Review

Being the webmaster for the USMC Combat Helicopter Association since 1997, I am familiar with many of the members, squadrons, aircraft, stories, terminology, bases, etc….

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Purple Foxes – February 7, 1969 and 2007

On February 7, 1969, a Marine helicopter crashed in Vietnam, killing six of the seven on board. On February 7, 2007, a Marine helicopter was…

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BONNIE-SUE

The best book I’ve ever read! I highly recommend reading the book “Bonnie-Sue” by my good friend Marion Sturkey. When I started it, I could…

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Raymond “Mike” Clausen Jr.

Mike Clausen was one helluva Marine! He earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam (more below). I first met Mike in Pensacola, Florida…