LTC Charles "Ace" H. Drummond was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/03/2000 at the age of 78.1 from Stroke
Carmel, CA
Flight Class 44-I
Date of Birth 09/29/1922
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 48 AHC in 65-66, HHC/223 CAB in 66
Call signs in Vietnam BLUE STAR, JOKER
This information was provided by Charles H Drummond III (son), Don Joyce, Robert M. Furney

More detail on this person: Stroke, following surgery.Member of the Tuskegee Airmen black pilot corps that served during WWII. Recalled into the Army in 1951 for Korea he remained until retirement in 1970 after 30 years of service.

He was recalled into the Army from the Mass National Guard during summer camp in 1949 and sent to Texas for training for helicopters and Army aviation at the time.

In 1969, we were to go to Iran so he could start a helicopter school for the Iranian Air Force. Keep in mind he helped write all the Army aircraft maint manuals in the early days. He was Aviation Section Commander with 7th Inf at Ft Ord. The orders were cancelled by the 7th Inf commander at Ft Ord so he could stay Gen Omar Bradley's aircraft commander whose helicopter was parked at Ft Ord. Many more facts here based on me being raised in the Army and his papers.

From: Charles H Drummond III

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