CW2 James N. Post W3157879, US Army.
A young American patriot with a mission, Vietnam, 1968.
James and the "business end" of his UH-1C gunship.
Our primary trainer, the Hughes TH-55,
affectionately known as the Mattel Messerschmidt.
(Yes, it really flies, and pretty damn well, too, even if squirrely as a yo-yo.
If you can fly this thing, the rest of them are easy.)
Photo by Dave Rittman, VHPA.
James in uniform of VVA NM chapter color guard, ca 1996.
(Neither the black beret nor the woodland cammos are authentic to my Vietnam experience,
but it is a snazzy look.)
James is third from the right, with others of the Las Cruces NM Vietnam Veterans color guard.
From the Las Cruces Sun-News, 4/21/68.
The George Washington Medal
Presented by The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in 1965
for a national patriotic essay contest sponsored among the services.
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association // Heli-Vets