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Item:163858472783For your consideration Original Vietnam War leather velcro name tag Comes from the estate of a 1960s Vietnam Vet Helicopter Scout Pilot > B Troop 2nd of the 17th Cavalry Regiment / BANSHEE / Screaming Eagles as well as I’m selling his patches .. sterling wings .. ‘69 Airborne Airmobile book .. etc so check other listings if interested ** 2nd picture shows grouping of some of the pins and patches from Vet I’m selling ^^^ last picture shows his name in Vets roster BIO >>> September 29, 1945 – June 3, 2016 Richard D. Stone (Rick) former Vietnam Veteran and helicopter Pilot, passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age 70 after a brief illness. He was a resident of San Antonio since his retirement from Federal Civil Service in 2004. Born in San Francisco, CA in 1945, he served in the United States Army as a scout helicopter pilot flying OH-6A helicopters for Troop B 2d Squadron 17th CAV 101st Airborne Division during two tours of duty over North and South Vietnam. He accumulated over 844 pilot combat hours and was shot down over three times and had to walk out of the combat zone at least once. He received the following awards for his service in Vietnam, The Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Oak Leaf Cluster, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Army in December 1967. Rick later received his commission as an active duty Army officer through the ROTC program at Texas Tech and later Eastern Washington University. In 1973 he graduated from Eastern Washington University where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. He continued to work in the aviation branch of the Army as a Huey Cobra, and UH-1H helicopter pilot. He also worked in the transportation branch as a logistics officer. Rick concluded his Army career with the Washington State Army National Guard when he retired from his service in the HHC 66th Aviation Brigade. During the following twenty years Rick worked in the Federal Civil Service assigned to monitor Navy contracts at the Boeing Corporation in the Seattle area. Measures approximately 2” x 4” Review pictures for condition and message with any questionsCondition:Used
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VTG Leather Name Tag B TROOP 2nd 17th CAVALRY US ARMY HELICOPTER PILOT