MAJ Robert L Dyer was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/20/2014 at the age of 82.7 from Natural causes
Great Falls, MT
Date of Birth 02/20/1932
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Served in Vietnam with 20 SOS in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam GREEN HORNET
This information was provided by Jim

More detail on this person: He was RIFF'ed and served as a E-7 until he retired, but that this was after his Vietnam service time.

In 68-69 I was a crew chief and door gunner with the 20th SOS. Saddened to hear of Bob's passing. A number of us Green Hornets meet in Kokomo the 3rd week end of September. A dog tag in memory of a lost Hornet will be added to the huey skid we display. Nam was the only time I met Capt. Dyer. As a crew chief he would frequently, be the test pilot. I remember him being fairly technical when it came to those flights. Whether on a rotor adjustment or engine change. When up at Ban Me Thout, I'd make a point to visit his room and attempt to soften him up by talking about the model train car he would be working on. Either that worked or I was a better crew chief than I thought, but I rarely would there be problems and additional adjustment were necessary. He loved his models. He will be missed.

From: Richard "Dickie" Schwartz, Green Hornet 68-69

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