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Jug Gerard: From Jet Jockey To Helicopter Pilot

 

August 13, 2018

Hueys have been referred to as "the workhorse" of Vietnam.

(Jug Gerard flew helicopters for 27 months in Vietnam. This account, in his words, covers the first six months of the time.

Gerard's personal military decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross w/Gold Star (2), Bronze Star w/V (for valor), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/27, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/V, Vietnam Campaign Medal with silver star (five campaigns) and Republic of Vietnam Bronze Star Cross of Gallantry.)

I had a fulfilling, diverse 25-year Marine corps career beginning in 1956 as a naval aviation cadet in Pensacola to the final years as te...



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