Saturday, December 2, 2017

Huey pilot spent five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972

Via Quan Nguyen Thanh

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Helicopter pilot Scott Alwin, a native of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, with his UH-1 ("Huey"). Alwin spent five tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972, serving in one of the most dangerous assignments of the war. He is believed to have clocked more air time than any other American in the war. He was awarded two bronze stars, a distinguished flying cross, a purple heart, and 70 oak leaf clusters. Alwin received a field commission to 2nd lieutenant and was promoted to captain. He resigned the commission in order to remain in flight status. Scott Alwin was killed by a drunk driver in 1976.


Scott Robinson Alwin


  1. Amazing man, shitty way for him to die.

  2. Yes and if he could have picked his way, I imagine it would have been getting shot down, then killing as many of the enemy as possible until he ran out of bullets. Are you familar with Mad Dog?