More detail on this person: An Alloutte III
helicopter crash app. 40 miles east of Santa Cruz,
Bolivia. (see NTSB # MIA99WA024)1975 in Grants
Pass, Oregon where we were both employed with
Inland Helicopters. We were working U.S. Forest
Service fire contracts throughout the west. I
remember that John wore his old APH-4 military
helmet that had a bullet hole in it. The round
had entered above his right eye, exited out the
top, and had taken some of his hair on the way
through. is neck had taken such a wrench, he
never stopped complaining about it. According to
John, the incident occurred on his first combat
assault while riding Peter Pilot.
John always had a good story to tell and was a good "stick" to fly with. I believe he was up north in I Corps. We will miss him.
From: Steve Dillman, Gunslinger 39, 1967.
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