WOC George W Foreman was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 05/09/1968 from Mid-air
Ft. Rucker, AL
Flight Classes 68-505 and 68-3
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Keith Alleger, John Konek, Russ Jones

More detail on this person: UH-1B mid-air 2 weeks from graduation at Ft. Rucker with WOC D.W. Strickland. In other UH-1B was WOC C.E. Cady and L.A. Pool.

George started out in class 67-25 at Wolters and was recycled to 68-1. At Rucker he was in 68-503 and was recycled to 68-505, I have no knowledge of him being recycled to 68-3 but I guess that was possible. The accident took place at the IP for TAC 1 airfield. 505 graduated 4 Jun so the accident occurred a little bit over three weeks before graduation. I was also in 68-1, 68-503 and 68-505, I was recycled because I was grounded for three weeks I have no idea why George was recycled 2 (3?) times. The rumor at the time was that his dad had political connections but I have no idea if that was based on fact.

From: Keith Alleger Mid-air collision of two HU-1s about 1-1/2 mi E of Elba while on a tactical training flight from Ft Rucker. The student pilots were less than 1 month from earning their wings

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