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Jack Swickard | 118th Assault Helicopter Company - Army

5:50   |   He had to cut his way down through the vegetation with his rotor blades. Pilot Jack Swickard had volunteered to extract a unit under siege and it was tough just getting down to them on the ground. Once there, as the men began loading onto the chopper, the bullets were flying thick, some finding targets among those already on board. Pt 2 of 2.

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