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Ron and Judie Richtsmeier | 119th Assault Helicopter Company, 18th Surgical Hospital - Army

3:50   |   Newly minted helicopter pilot Ron Richtsmeier was flying to his assigned unit in Pleiku when he struck up a conversation with another pilot. He let on that he would much rather fly a gunship than a "slick," an unarmed transport aircraft. Luckily, the other pilot had some strings to pull.

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