I was US Army helicopter pilot who served in the 187th Assault Helicopter Company, Tay Ninh, South Vietnam from 1 January, 1968 to 22 December, 1968. I flew 1258 combat hours in UH-1 helicopters. I finished my career in the Minnesota Army National Guard with over 28 years of service and stayed in the Individual Ready Reserve until I reached 40 years of participation. My highest rank was Chief Warrant Officer 4. I'm proud of my service and proud of my country. In the day to day struggles in business, and life in general, it helps to remember what it was about so long ago. Sometimes the world of business seems so insignificant compared to what my friends were willing to sacrifice. I have to believe that they died for something more than our freedom to achieve return on net investment. I dedicate this page to all my brothers and sisters in arms. In particular, to these very close friends who gave their lives.
Al, Duneman, Tom Brown, Jeremiah D. McGarry, Noel Dean Williams, Steve Eckle, John Fitzgerald, Karl Ritzau, Frederick S. Kerry, and Denis Lulofs.
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