Burks, Earl, Cpl

Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
6114-Helicopter Mechanic U/AH-1
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Previously Held MOS
6112-Helicopter Mechanic CH-46
Primary Unit
1975-1975, 9th MAB
Service Years
1972 - 1976



 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Boeing Vertol Rescue Pin

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)
  2000, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Member of ILWU #98
International Longshore Foremen/Walking Boss Union
Local 98
Seattle/Tacoma Washington
For an update since the Marines go to my website and click on
"about shaggyda"
Other Comments:
Wrote the Book
"The Diary: The Last Combat Mission Of The Vietnam War"
Will be re-released 2009
This is a story of my Helo YT-20 buno# 154812 the last helicopter and crew to leave Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon after the remaining forces of the U.S.Embassy were flown to safety.
"15 minutes of Fame": Last person to leave the Vietnam War.
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle SharpshooterPistol Expert

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
Click here to see Training
  1972, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 3010
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HML-367Pioneer Airframe Mechanics School/NAS Whiting FieldHMA-269Fleet Marine Force Atlantic (FMFLANT)
MARDET USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)HMM-264HML-167USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
HMM-164USS New Orleans (LPH-11)USS Hancock (CVA-19)Aviation Units
HMA-773MARDET USS Midway (CVA-41)9th MAB
  1972-1972, 6114, HML-367
  1972-1972, 6114, Pioneer Airframe Mechanics School/NAS Whiting Field
  1972-1973, 6114, HMA-269
  1973-1973, 6114, Headquarters Squadron NAS Norfolk
  1973-1973, MARDET USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
  1973-1974, 6114, HMM-264
  1974-1974, 6114, HML-167
  1974-1974, USS Tripoli (LPH-10)
  1974-1974, 6114, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)
  1974-1975, 6112, HMM-164
  1974-1975, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)
  1975-1975, USS Hancock (CVA-19)
  1975-1975, 6114, Marine Air Reserve Training Detachment (MARTD) MCAS El Toro
  1975-1975, HMA-773
  1975-1975, MARDET USS Midway (CVA-41)
  1975-1975, 9th MAB
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1974-1974 Typhoon Bess Relief (Philippines)
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam War)1
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Eagle Pull (Cambodia)
 Colleges Attended
  1975-1978, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 17, 2009, BUNO # 154812 Fall of Saigon last mission CH-468
  Jan 20, 2009, Star Search 1988 & 1989
  Feb 06, 2009, WSC Trike10
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