18 Jun 89 Sunday
160453, 1A1, 0.5, 125, Jabba
Flew off the Devil Dog to Camp Pendleton, back to the States. We will be held in reserve for potential invasion of Panama, and remain chopped to the MEU for the next 3 weeks. Once the next MEU is ready to go, we'll chop back to HMLA-369, whose main body just returned from the Okinawa deployment. Our flying for the next few weeks will be done under the auspices of HMM-161(C), but we'll fly out of Camp Pendleton.
Author's Notes 14 Jun 2015: It has been fun to go back through time and remember the events that transpired during WestPac 89. Most events that is, I still think of our squadron mates who perished in Korea, those names will be respected. It was a time of challenges and opportunities for a 1stLt, and I learned a lot along the way. And some things did not dawn on me until later in life. We had a great group of guys and lots of liberty. Couple that with getting to come home early to friends and family.
Thanks for reading my blog, I hope it sheds a little light on the daily shipboard life of a young Marine Huey pilot.