CW2 Ronald "Ron" L. Tusi was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/07/1974 at the age of 37.0 from AH-1G wire strike at Hunter-Ligget; 11:45 PM, night NOE. In acft with John Cohorn.
Hunter-Liggitt, CA
Flight Class 68-509/68-13
Date of Birth 08/24/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/7/17 CAV in 70-71, C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV in 71, C/16 CAV in 72, 155 AHC in 73
Call sign in Vietnam Darkhorse/Blue Max
This information was provided by Mike Law, Chuck Nole, Ross McCoy

More detail on this person: I cannot speak to his other assignments, but I first met Ron Tusi when he was assigned to the 155th AHC/ FT Ord. in the fall of 71. He flew in the 155th with me and then sometime early in 72 went to COBRA IP school. Then rotated back to Viet Nam. To my knowledge he flew 3 Cobra combat tours. Ron was also in the US Navy (I believe special combat ops/ SEAL) for about 10 years prior to becoming and USA warrant officer. I have not researched his USN record. He was a very good friend and an exceptional gun pilot! Fly Fast Live Slow Curtis N. Walker CW4 Ret. Rat Pack 32 / 187th AVN 70-71

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