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Jim Waterbury

Served with Rattlers & Firebirds in: 69-70
Died: 30 May 2000
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage



Death of a Soldier


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Date:2005-09-18 06:12:38
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Harold A. Jackson

Comments: He was with me when we ran out of fuel about 2miles from LZ-baldy in the summer of 69. He reminded me to put the collective down for an autorotation. I was so nervous I had forgot how to do an autorotation. Sorry but things happen. Any way Jim was a good pilot and had a lot of spunk. We hit the ground and had to make a run for cover and were rescued by fellow rattlers within 20 minutes after going down. Jim is one person I would have realy liked to get to know better again after Viet Nam.

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