Jim Lawrence says "I flew in four wars. Couldn't
get along with Flying as a Naval Aviator in Southeast Asia." Eleven months
after he pinned on Wings of Gold, he was asked to volunteer to fly the Birddog
as a FAC. Almost 30 years later, Jim led the first strike of Deliberate
Force August 30, 1995 in Bosnia flying an A-10.
Michael J. Durant, CW4 (Retired), participated in combat operations Prime
Chance, Just Cause (Panama Invasion December 1989), Desert Storm (Liberation of
Kuwait in January - March 1991), and Restore Hope (Somalia in August - October
1993). On October 3, 1993, while piloting an UH-60 Blackhawk in Mogadishu,
Somalia, he was shot down and held captive by hostile forces. He was
released eleven days later.
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