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Carl E. Bergman - Interview with Carl E. Bergman: clip: Arriving in Vietnam, "that Godforsaken country;" heat affecting him deeply; Marine helicopter units are utility squadrons, so they fly a variety of missions; awarded 43 Air Medals; casualty rate, wounded or killed, among helicopter pilots, was 38 percent; on six or seven occasions, one of his crew was wounded; began as co-pilot and after two months became aircraft commander; some guys opted to extend their tour; "quite an exciting life," flying all day, partying all night, living on the edge of dying, with adrenalin pumping and intense camaraderie; still has reunions every two years.
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