Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Helicopters and Hornets

One of our associates came across a picture from his younger days.

With the sun glaring off the plexiglass, you will have to take our word for it that Pete is in the left seat. This photo was snapped in 1969 while he was engaged in some daily flying in Southeast Asia. His unit was the 116th Helicopter Company, "Hornets".

The squadron logo is on the nose of the aircraft. This particular bird was used for Command and Control, supervising ground activities. Beside's looking pretty spiffy, logo's, emblems and patches help to identify an organization, its members and its mission. And, they are special to those who wear, or who have worn them.

The Cold War Air Museum is considering different patches and emblems like this one to help identify our aircraft, members and mission.

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