Cold War, Mule Train, Dragon Rouge. Pilot in B-47, C-130, C-123, etc.
1958 - Cold War, my crew was one of 20 in French Morocco. We had a load with the hydrogen bomb. Our airplane had a failure, 4,000 feet down the runway, and caught fire. We bailed out of the aircraft.
1962 - My crew flew to Vietnam on the day that war was declared.
1964 - My crew was one of 12 aircraft that took part in the rescue of Dr. Carlson and other U.S. missionaries in the Belgian Congo at Stanleyville.
NATO paratroopers picked up in Belgium, were dropped to help clear the airports so we could land.