Douglas S. Decker - Pilot
Top Tiger 19
Photo from Unit unavailable.
Arrived in unit: Dec. 1967 - WO-1
Departed unit: Dec. 1968 - CWO
Duties in unit: Pilot, lift platoons, Smokey. Pilot, lift platoons, Lead or Trail, Smokey AC. Call sign: Top Tiger 19. Also, flight assignments for the first platoon, evening aircraft ready check.
(second tour, 1970):
128th AHC Tomahawks; 71st AHC-IP &
safety, Rattler 44 & Firebird 98, LamSon 719 action & much
later, unit stand-down; 74th AHC, Shark 4 gun AC until
stand-down; 101st Div B/101 Avn. Bn. Lancers, IP, maintenance
support during another stand-down, Germany
3.5 years in
Training: Rotary wing pilot, Ft. Wolters & Ft. Rucker
DOS Army: June
1986. After 20 years, I
retired a CWO-4 at
Occupation: Varied and interesting. I am near civil retirement as well.
Family: I married my high school sweetheart and we have two adult children.
Hobbies: I am involved in the menís Ministry at church & am also an usher/coordinator for 6 services at 2 campuses. I like to fire weapons and enjoy life; every day is wonderful and precious. I am the secretary for the WA Chapter VHPA: http://www.vhpawa.org/
Remarks: I spend too much time at my computer, so drop me a line. I will find my photos from the 68th and send them in.