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Many Thanks!....to the gunship crewmembers listed below for your donations. Your generosity gave this website it's start and will continue to ensure we tell the story of those United States Air Force Air Commandos who flew the mighty AC-119 gunships during the Vietnam War.

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Citation
To Accompany Promotion To Lead Crew Status


The following individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement while participating as contributors to the AC-119 gunships website. During this time these donors embarked on a one-armed monetary mission for a friendly website operating against heavily defended (Home Defence Forces) financial resources. After attacking their pockets and locating several pieces of various coinage, these crewmembers made repeated donations against these financial odds despite intense and accurate home fire. Their superior financial finess resulted in the furtherance of this website for another year. The professional competence, monetary skill, and devotion to this website displayed by these crew members reflect great credit upon themsleves, this website, the history of the Air Commandos, and the United States Air Force.
July 25, 1999

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Lead Crew Status Is Awarded To

Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon

Ray Barradale
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

AC-119 Gunship Association
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

362 Training Sq, Sheppard AFB, TX
for Harvey Peterson
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Ron Julian
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Howie Reid
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Pete Chamberlin
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Marty Noonan
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Dick Iversen
Lead Crew,Numba one Super baht!

Anton (Tony) Bautz
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Dan McDuffie
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Larry Fletcher
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Art Perry
Lead Crew, Numba one Super baht!

Air Medal ribbon

Richard Corbett
Lead Crew, baht man!

Wendell Cosner
Lead Crew, baht man!

John Schumann
Lead Crew, baht man!

Fred Graves
Lead Crew, baht man!

Lou Gonzalez
Lead Crew, baht man!

Phil Wheatley
Lead Crew, baht man!

Ed Metz
Lead Crew, baht man!

Bill Hamilton
Lead Crew, baht man!

Andrew Turlington
Lead Crew, baht man!

Jim (Bill) Crow
Lead Crew, baht man!

Ken Firestone
Lead Crew, baht man!

Charles (Bud) Donaldson
Lead Crew, baht man!

John Kalbert
Lead Crew, baht man!

Edward Elbert
Lead Crew, baht man!

Jimmy Grant
Lead Crew, baht man!

LeRoy Frahm
Lead Crew, baht man!

Norm Dotti
Lead Crew, baht man!

Steve Meleen
Lead Crew, baht man!

Ed Pinkham
Lead Crew, baht man!

Steve Pennington
Lead Crew, baht man!

Bill (Andy) Anderson
Lead Crew, baht man!

Bill Hoover
Lead Crew, baht man!

Doug Metcalf
Lead Crew, baht man!

J. E. "Spike" Briggs
Lead Crew, baht man!

Bill Petrie
Lead Crew, nit noi baht, cheap charlie!

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Note: For those of you not familiar with baht, it is Thai money. Super baht is someone with lots of bucks. Nit noi baht is someone with little money. If you are cursed to have the designation "nit noi baht cheap charlie" you are in serious trouble and probably a "number 10 GI."

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