Air Officer, Forward Air Controller, 2nd Force Recon (Task Force HVT)
Episode 2, 3, 6, 8, 12
Interviewer: Chief Warrant Officer William Hutson
Camp Baharia, Iraq - November 16, 2004
Courtesy of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps History Division
Military background and experience: Enlisted 1986, infantry option. Selected for crypto program. Pensacola. Gitmo. 1st Radio Bn, K-bay. Radio Recon element. One of the first to become part of that. Jump School, Recon Indoc program. Got out…went to college. Fairmont State College. Got his degree in 3 years. Joined PLC program. 10-week course, 1992. OCS. Finished Dec 1993. Back on Active duty, TBS. Pensacola. Cherry Point. VMGR-253 and then to VMGR-252. Air Transportation Coordination officer, 2nd Mar Wing. Flew Fat Albert for the Blue Angels for 3 years. C-130 pilot. Tactical Air Control Party school. Arrived in Iraq mid-August 2004.
Source: U.S. Marine Corps History Division