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living thru retirement of 2 types of A/C

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  • living thru retirement of 2 types of A/C

    I was lucky enough to be a door gunner and Crew Chief on a Sikorsky UH34-D which was retired in 68 or 69 at New River NC, Then moving over to the Boeing CH46-B,D,and E before I retired I requested transfer to the Osprey but was denied due to old age and Bad Health. The 46 was retired and I still see both A/C firmly in my mind. Running MEdivacs and emergency Resupplys in the 34 and then recon inserts and (Helo Casting) ( when Nuttier people than me jump out of a perficly good A/C or hang outside on a shoe string)with the 46 They finally moved me into COMSEC. A safe billet designed to drive the normal crew chief out of what ever mind he has left. Funny though, I can still remove the engine piece by piece and shake blades and fold a tail like We all did.
    TO each of you war horses, keep smiling and know we sure were wild in our Youth.
    See you all in Reno
    J Lynch, GySgt
    USMC, Retired,