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Helicopter Hero Scott Alwin | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Helicopter Hero Scott Alwin

Helicopter Hero Scott Alwin | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.
DESCRIPTION
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.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11933
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Collection, 1960-1996
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, color
Original Format Number:M97-134
Original Dimensions:3 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Two facts: over 5000 UH-1 helicopters were utilized during the conflict in Vietnam. Over 2,200 helicopter pilots were killed during the war.
SUBJECTS
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Military uniforms
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Men
Outdoor photography
Insignia
Helicopters

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