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Jeffrey Bales

Chief Warrant Officer Army
Date Service Started: 1967 Date Service Ended: 1971 Rank/Rating: Chief Warrant Officer War(s)/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Served in Pleiku, Vietnam where he flew 0-1’s as a headhunter in the 219th RAC. Jeff was shot down in enemy territory and was rescued by a Huey helicopter after an ensuing air to ground battle. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air Medal with 14 clusters. He left Vietnam after one year and became an Army Flight Instructor at Ft. Stuart in Georgia.