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LESLIE SHAW 1170 – TREASURER, lesov1@yahoo.com

ROBERT "BUTCH" COBB 504 (Sp-5)  resqboss@hotmail.com
225th SAC Phu Hiep, Viet Nam

August 1967 FT Dix. Dec 1967 FT Huachuca, TO school. May 1968-May 1969 Viet Nam.  June 1969- June 1970 Instructor FT Huachuca.

Became a firefighter in 1972, Awarded BC Cobb Class “A” Medal of Honor for actions at Ground Zero, and a Heroism Citation from then NJ Governor Jim McGreevey. Retired. Living in Goodyear Arizona with my wonderful wife of 48 years, Diane.

MARK PERSONS #888, teki@mwpersons.com
SBE CPBE ham W0MH http://mwpersons.com
Persons taught electronics at Fort Monmouth, NJ and then was sent to Vietnam in April of 1968 as an SP4. He was Sergeant in Charge of the avionics repair shop at the 73rd. Mark spent his working career as a radio broadcast engineer, which is what he was doing before the military. He is an active member with the local VFW, Legion and DAV.

MEL KEITH #1024 mel.keith01@yahoo.com

Selected for Fixed Wing Q in 1987 picture taken at Ft Huachuca during system training. After retirement flew corporate for about 20 years. Went back to civil service as aeronautical analyst and retired from that in 2018. Did some foreign military sales and now am Director of Maintenance for the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum in Atlanta while living in Little River SC. My two loves AH-1 & OV-1.


Ronald Wheeler #208  ronwwheeler@gmail.com and 706-766-1750.

TO Right Seater!
73rd SAC  1968 Fort Benning, GA Basic Combat Training, January-April Fort Huachuca, AZ, May 1969 Vietnam 73rd SAC, 1969 Christmas Eve-Medi-vac to MASH unit, 1969-New Years Eve-Camp Zama, Japan, February 1970-Fort Huachuca, AZ, 1970 August-ETS.

Retired!  Work with American Legion Post 149, Pickens County, GA and Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (957 Bricks of Honor so far) and ready for Phase II to begin construction.  https://pickensvetmemorial.com/.
Photoshopped my 1969 picture to put old man beside the Hawk showing 50 years later (beard is grown some more).

Bill Scharff, Association member #414 scharffs@live.com

Pilot, 244th SAC, Can Tho, April 1969 - April 1970; 122nd SAC, Hanau, April 1970 - July 1972. Entered active duty in 1966 as a draftee. Commissioned though Engineer OCS in 1967. Flight School and Mohawk transition in 1968. Left active duty in 1972 as a Captain.

Now: Enjoying retirement after 25 years of corporate flying followed by 10 years as an instructor and Director of Training for FlightSafety Columbus while adding 33 years of army reserve and national guard assignments.

Russell Pettis #1194
SP-5, Infra –red T.O.  #1194May 1968-May 1969, !st Cavalry Division ASTA platoon Phu Bai  I Corps and Vung Tau 3 Corps.

I am the author of “Mohawk Recon”, published by McFarland Publishers that details my Vietnam experience and post-Vietnam careers and the book is available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book.  I am currently living in the Annapolis, MD area and am the CFO of our educational consulting company, Pettis Education that my wife and I operate.  mailto:rrpettis@comcast.net



Long Thanh North RVN APR 70 - APR 71. CW2 Pilot SLAR & IR PLATOONS.  Live and work in Georgetown, TEXAS. Owner IFR Flight Training School FlyIFR.com  Also publish Army and Aviation stories & photos on DearGarrett.com. 512.751.6275 uptight21@gmail.com.

131st SAC, 68-69; 361st Aerial Weapons Company, 71-72; POW, 72-73.

Bill completed a 30-year Army career in 1995, earned a Ph.D., and has supported military education and training, in the U.S. and overseas, since 911.  He hopes to retire next year.  He has also written two books and is working on two more 


Note from Terry Clark: Our genuine Association hero. Made the 700 mile walk from his capture after being shot down to the Hanoi Hilton.

JIM DORSCHNER #258    jim_dorschner@yahoo.com
T/O PFC-SP5, 73rd MI Co (AS), Stuttgart 1976-79
MI CPT, 2nd MI Bn (AE), Stuttgart 1986-87 - Bn Flt Ops Officer

Retired as MI Lieutenant Colonel in 2003 after 24 years service roughly split between manned aerial Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations and duty as an intelligence officer with two Army Special Forces Groups, and a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) component. From 2005 to 2022 was a Special Correspondent for Janes Defence Weekly and Janes Sentinel.   
Resides in Longmeadow, MA.

Dan Michalak #1557

PILOT: 245TH SAC DaNang (Marble Mtn), RVN July ’69 to May ’70; 131st SAC Hue PhuBai, RVN
May ’70 to July ’70; 184th
MI Ft. Lewis, WA July ’70 to August ’71.
After the Army, I was an Airline Pilot for World Airways, Frontier Airlines, and Continental Airlines and flew the B707, B727, B737, B757, B767 and the MD80.  Between Airline jobs, I was a FAA Air Carrier Operations Inspector and accident investigator.  After retirement from the airlines, I served as a County Planning Commissioner for 8 years and still do Emergency Communications Volunteer work. 
If I’m not fishing, I can be contacted: captdanm@mailfence.com  303-646-4093 Home

Observer. 73rd Avn Co. Currently live in Fort Mohave, AZ with my lovely wife, Cecelia.