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Edward H. Burns 
Pilot -  Top Tiger 11 - Smokey



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Arrived in unit:   Sept.  1969 WO1

Departed unit:    Sept.  1970 - CWO2

Duties in unit:    Lift Pilot, Smoke Ship Pilot, Special Operations for 18th ARVN Division;

Other Assignments:  Ft Polk, Basic; Ft Wolters Flight School; Ft Hunter-Stewart Flight School; 68th Assault Helicopter Co, Vietnam, Aircraft Commander; Ft Meade, Pilot; Massachusetts National Guard, Pilot; Delaware National Guard, Pilot; California National Guard, Pilot; Utah National Guard, Instructor Pilot; Maryland National Guard, Instructor Pilot.

Training:    Warrant Officer Rotary Wing School Flight Class 69-21

DOS Army:  Oct. 1996   -  CW4


Current Residence:   Kennett Square, PA

Occupation:   Received BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Massachusetts in 1974 and began a career with E.I. DuPont and Co.  Have held several different positions including Technical Development, Technical Sales, New Business Development, Financial Management, and Information Systems.  Moved around the country a bit and transferred from one National Guard Unit to another flying primarily OH-6 and OH-58 and retired in 1996 rather than accept a transition to Blackhawks. As it turns out, I couldn't have stayed in the National Guard anyway.  Relocated to Switzerland for 4 years on assignment to support acquisition of European subsidiary for DuPont.  Currently lead a Commercial Team tasked with negotiating and managing contracts with outsourced Information Technology service providers for DuPont.  Will likely work for several more years in order to pay for college tuitions and to establish financial security for retirement.

Family:   Two prior marriages, no children, Wife, Betsy (12 years younger) and two sons, Ed and Tom in college.

Hobbies:  Row competitively, play a little golf, ski occasionally, scuba dive only on vacations in clear water, watch the Boston Red Sox as much as possible

Email:    last update Oct  2007


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