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Thomas Gipson | 4th Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry Division - Army

5:51   |   Every helicopter pilot in Vietnam had to take a check ride every 90 days to make sure his skills were holding steady. When Thomas Gipson was on his check ride, sudden engine failure nearly caused a disaster.

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