Photo by Lt. Mark Getman, 3-142nd Aviation
ISLANDIA-- Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Herbert Dargue, whose 43-year military career started as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, receives a Souvenir of his service-- a customized flight helmet signed by unit members-- from Lt. Col. Mark Slusar, the commander of the 3rd 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion during the unit Dining In on June 2. The helmet commemorated his service in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars with paintings of a UH-1 "Huey" and a UH-60 Blackhawk. Major General Steve Wickstrom, the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division looks on during the presentation.
Dargue was also awarded a Meritorious Service Medal by Wickstrom.
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