More detail on this person: Andrew Benton Banks, Jr. died May 31, 2011 in Eureka, CA. Graduating from Pomona High School in 1953, he immediately enlisted, with his friend Hugh, in the Marines. After 3 years he left the Marine Corps as a Sergeant, to attend college and planned to study Pre Med. AFter graduating from Mt SAC in 1956, he continued his studies at Chaffey College. At that time the Marine Corps needed pilots for the impending conflict in Veitnam and offered the Marine/Navy Cadet program. He rejoined the Marine Corps under the Cadet program and in July of 1959, was sent to Pensacola, FL for flight training. There he flew fixed wing aircraft but his love was helicopters.
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